Monday, December 11, 2017
News Roundup

Nature Coast Festival Singers seek people to join in a "community sing" performance

NEW PORT RICHEY

Singers sought for community performance

The Nature Coast Festival Singers are looking for people to join in a "community sing" performance next month of Handel's Messiah. The performance will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road. There are no tickets or charges for admission, but a free will offering will be collected to benefit the Vets4Warriors mental health program. For information or rehearsal times, call (352) 515-5335, (352) 556-8549 or email [email protected]

NEW PORT RICHEY

Knights' fall fest begins today

Knights of Columbus Council 11680 has planned a fall festival for 5-10 p.m. today, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St. Event includes carnival rides and games plus food and beer. Call (727) 809-0492.

LAND O'LAKES

Event celebrates fine knives

The Artisan's Event, sponsored by WRK's Cutlery, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harvey's Hardware, 5400 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The event features live and silent auctions, drawings for prizes and games of chance. Buy knives or bid on several, include a John Wayne knife. Bring Case knives to be sharpened and cleaned for free. Representatives of Case will be there plus two of the artisans who design the knives. A Boy Scout troop will host a knife safety class at 10 and 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit a local church, a food bank and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Call (813) 996-2400.

COUNTYWIDE

AARP offers safe driving classes

Several AARP driver's safety classes for this month have been rescheduled for the following dates and locations:

• 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. A different class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 20-21 at the same location. Call Lloyd Shaw at (813) 395-8376.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in classroom 108 at the Education Center at Pasco Regional Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. Call Richard Gest at (352) 588-0081.

• 1-4 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at the Meadow Point Community Center, 28245 County Line Road, Wesley Chapel. Call Dennis Smith at (813) 994-9832.

Veterans, their spouses and their children can take the class for free during November in honor of Veterans Day. For nonveterans, the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required.

Correction

A variety breakfast is planned for 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Lakes Civic Association, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday. A calendar listing Wednesday included an incorrect date. The breakfast features pancakes, eggs, French toast and other breakfast options and costs $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. For information, call (727) 934-2959.

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No injuries as fire destroys St. Petersburg home

ST. PETERSBURG — A fire destroyed a home in St. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon.St. Petersburg fire officials say the fire occurred some time before 3 p.m. at 1225 21st St. S.The homeowner discovered the fire and was able to escape safely, officials s...
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Forecast: Freeze warning for some Tampa Bay residents, but warmer weather coming

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Reasons elusive as Pinellas EMS demand skyrockets

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PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

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Published: 12/11/17

Hooper: Yacht StarShip weathers the storm

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St. Pete takes small steps on the way to sustainability

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Veteran 3B Evan Longoria as uncertain as anyone about Rays’ plans

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WWE’s Rich Swann arrested in Gainesville, faces battery charge against wife, who’s also a wrestler

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The Daystarter: Freeze warning in northern Tampa Bay; Pinellas works to reduce 911 calls; fact-checking Putnam’s sanctuary city claims; should Dirk Koetter be fired?

The Daystarter: Freeze warning in northern Tampa Bay; Pinellas works to reduce 911 calls; fact-checking Putnam’s sanctuary city claims; should Dirk Koetter be fired?

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Jones: Why Bucs coach Dirk Koetter won’t survive this

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