Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Learn lawn care tips at Brooksville event


Learn lawn care tips at presentation Friday

The Hernando County Utilities Department and Citizens for WATER will host the next Hernando County Water Awareness Series 2011 presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd.

The topic will be "Green Lawns Not Green Lakes," presented by Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Moll will discuss how to properly care for a Florida lawn, including proper fertilizer selection, application and lawn care practices.

Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 540-6780.


Pre-Valentine's Day dinner-dance Saturday

The Hernando County Philippine-American Association will host a pre-Valentine's Day dinner-dance from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 11383 County Line Road.

Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages. For tickets, call Aurora Rice at (352) 848-1031, Cobbie Atienza at (352) 666-5381 or Giezel Tadlip at (352) 397-9730.


Submit questions for meeting with sheriff

The Hernando County Branch NAACP will host a special meeting with new Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Southern Hills Country Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Questions for the sheriff must be submitted by Thursday. No questions will be taken from the floor.

To call in a question, call Evelyn at (352) 684-0340 or (352) 428-3597.


Groups encouraged to fix meals for the needy

People Helping People of Hernando serves free meals to people in need from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Sunday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill.

The group is a local interfaith nonprofit organization and is in need of volunteers and donations. Groups are encouraged to help by preparing the entree at one of the dinners.

People Helping People also provides free clothing, groceries and resource materials to those in need.

Call (352) 686-4466. Checks may be mailed to People Helping People, P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611.


Classes offer training in CPR and first aid

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the American Heart Association's CPR Adult, Infant and Child/AED (automated external defibrillator) course, as well as the first aid course, on Saturday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.

The CPR/AED course will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first aid training will be from 2 to 5 p.m.

The cost is $40 for CPR/AED only, $30 for first aid only or $60 for both. Additional classes will be offered Feb. 26, March 3 and 19, and April 9 and 30. To register, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664.


Donate blood, receive entry in lighthouse raffle

Those who donate blood at LifeSouth Community Blood Center or at one of its bloodmobile locations through May 31 will be entered in a raffle to win a 7-foot custom-made lighthouse donated by Michel Morin. The lighthouse is on display in the lobby at LifeSouth, 12395 Cortez Blvd.

LifeSouth has a critical need for O-negative and O-positive blood types, and an urgent need for all other blood types.

All blood donors receive a free cholesterol screening and a gift. Call (352) 596-2002.


Program offers help with Medicare issues

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers the free SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program at the following locations in Hernando County:

• 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Call (352) 544-6022.

• Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Call (352) 754-4443.

• 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105 of the Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 684-7568.

SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (figuring out paperwork, bills and filing appeals), Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs.

For counseling locations outside Hernando County, call the Elder Hotline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.


Tickets available for Mardi Gras party

A Mardi Gras party and dinner buffet will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13640 Olympic Village Lane.

This is an adults-only event. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling Diane Covington at (352) 583-0308 or Emily Thomas at (352) 650-0307.


Angel Food Ministry is accepted orders

Angel Food Ministry orders will be taken on the following days at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

Orders also may be placed online, through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20, at naturecoastfamilyfellow

Orders will be available for pickup from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Call (352) 650-7773 or (727) 271-4662.


Wear red or pink hat, get deal on a sundae

The Scarlet Belles at Tea invite area red and pink hatters to their sixth annual Super Bowl Sundae, which will be from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive at Commercial Way.

Women who wear their colors will receive 25 percent off their sundae.

Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets.

Those who bring donations of pet food will be entered into a special drawing. Donations will be given to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Hernando County SPCA and SPCA of the Suncoast.

To RSVP, call (727) 863-7724.

Learn lawn care tips at Brooksville event 01/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:52am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. What you need to know for Monday, July 24


    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    At 1.2 million gallons, the house of Harry Barkett in South Tampa used more water than anyone else in the Tampa Bay region between Jan. 1 and May 31 of this year, when Tampa was in a severe drought. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times
  2. Discovering the true meaning of Black Forest cake in the German region itself


    The first time I had a taste of the Black Forest, it wasn't by way of cake.

    Black Forest Cake in Germany was granted legally protected status in 2013. It must use the gateau’s original ingredients, including kirsch, a brandy made from fermented sour cherries from the region.
  3. Gov. Scott's tough talk on Venezuela may not turn into economic action

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — To show his solidarity with Venezuelans, Gov. Rick Scott held a rally in South Florida and repeatedly promised to punish companies that do business with the Nicolás Maduro regime.

    Gov. Rick Scott held a rally July 10 at El Arepazo restaurant to show solidarity with Venezuelans. Scott has said he wants to punish companies that work with the Nicol?s Maduro regime.
  4. Paralyzed patients in Florida fear losing health care at home


    TAMPA — After a 1999 car crash left Albert Hort paralyzed, he lived for a while in a nursing home.

    Albert Hort, 54, is a quadriplegic and receives care at his Tarpon Springs apartment, thanks to a special state program.
  5. Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)


    SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open and usher in a new era of golf.

    Matt Kuchar plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole and finishes with bogey for 1-under 69. He had a one-shot lead after 13 holes.