Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Kindergarteners through fifth-graders invited to enter Mother's Day poetry contest

COUNTYWIDE

Young poets can enter contest for mother's day

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can join a Mother's Day poetry contest as part of the 27th annual Art in the Park on April 30 and May 1 at Tom Varn Park. The winner gets a $50 U.S. savings bond. The winner and runners-up will recite their poems at Art in the Park. The poems will be judged by members of Just Poets. Poems can be in any style, from four to 16 lines, and can be e-mailed to hernandoculture@yahoo.com. Include the student's name, age, grade, school, parents' names, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Entries must be received by April 22. The winner and runners-up will be contacted by April 30. Visit hernandoarts.org or call (352) 754-4788.

SPRING HILL

Sheriff, staff will be servers at fundraiser

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and his staff will participate in a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The sheriff and staff will serve dinner in exchange for donations (tips). Money raised will benefit the Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. Call Lt. Cinda Moore at (352) 754-6830.

Today's picks

Fish Night at VFW Post 9236: 4:30-7 p.m. Prices vary $5.50-$7.50, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Relay for Life of Spring Hill: 6 p.m. today through 11 a.m. Saturday, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610. www.edline.net/pages/HCSB_NCTHS.

Celebration of Poetry: 7-9 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, Room B104, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

Weather watch

For complete weather coverage, see 10C.

Kindergarteners through fifth-graders invited to enter Mother's Day poetry contest 04/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:12pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns over "inappropriate conduct"

    College

    OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels' overcoming adversity and getting ready for the college football season.

    If Hugh Freeze hadn’t resigned, Ole Miss says it would have fired him for violating his contract’s moral turpitude clause.
  2. Fennelly: With playoff chase in high gear, it's time for Rays to make a move

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Thursday was an off-day for the Rays, who are coming off a solid western swing. I assume there was no rest for the tag-team Rays baseball brain trust of Matt Silverman, Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom, whose job it is to improve this team in advance of the trade deadline. They've done a good job …

    Evan Longoria is glad to see the Rangers coming to town: He’s batting .296 against them with 15 homers and 56 RBIs in 69 career games.
  3. World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

    Environment

    WASHINGTON — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than 2 miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study.

    Plastic trash is compacted into bales ready for further processing at the waste processing dump on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.
  4. Sen. John McCain's type of cancer did not slow Tampa woman

    Health

    TAMPA — When 35-year-old Beth Caldwell heard about Sen. John McCain's brain tumor this week, she hoped he would stay positive.

    That's what helped her, she said.

    Throughout her battle with brain cancer, Beth Caldwell, 35, keeps her sons Gavin, 10, and Triston, 7, on her mind.
  5. A week later, the lengthy, costly rebuilding plan for the Pasco sinkhole begins

    Public Safety

    LAND O'LAKES — A week after a massive sinkhole opened in Pasco County, county officials have begun planning the long-term cleanup, which could take months and millions of dollars.

    A sinkhole in Land O'Lakes, Fla., is seen Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The sinkhole ?‘ already one of the largest in Pasco County in decades ?‘ measures about 235 feet in width and 50 feet in depth, with the potential to expand further.