Friday, May 25, 2018
News Roundup

One winning Fantasy 5 ticket bought at Spring Hill 7-Eleven

SPRING HILL

Local 7-Eleven sold winning Fantasy 5 ticket

One of the six winning tickets in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing on Tuesday was purchased at the 7-Eleven store at 14333 Spring Hill Drive. Another winning ticket was purchased in Pasco County, at the Publix store at 5127 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Others were purchased in Hallandale, Ruskin, Riverview and Defuniak Springs. The winning numbers were 2, 3, 5, 17 and 24. Each winner will receive $34,687.24.

Community board needs volunteers

The Spring Hill Community Association is looking for volunteers to join its board of directors. Directors assist with general operations, including event planning and marketing. Hours vary, according to scheduled events. For information, call (352) 666-4746 or (352) 397-8192.

COUNTYWIDE

Workshop is prep for high school

Friday is the reservation deadline for the "Knowing Your Options for High School and Beyond" workshop that will be offered at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville, and again at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the PHCC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. The workshop, hosted by the Hernando Youth Initiative's transition to postsecondary committee, is for parents and students preparing to enter their first year of high school. RSVP to [email protected] or call Kris Noto at (352) 797-7075, ext. 256, or Sonia Rodriguez at (352) 797-5004.

Apply for arts grants by April 30

The Hernando County Arts Council is accepting applications for its 2013 grant program for cultural organizations in Hernando County. Grants vary from $100 to $500 and are available to individuals and organizations. The application deadline is April 30. For details, visit hernandoarts.org and click on "Forms."

RIDGE MANOR WEST

Event kicks off tax help program

To kick off its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in eastern Hernando County, the United Way of Hernando County will host an event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. There will be face painting, storytelling and other activities for children; a free movie with popcorn and drinks, and free tax-preparation services for those who qualify (valid driver's license and Social Security card(s) required). The VITA program provides free federal tax-preparation assistance to people with low to moderate incomes, no rental property and no farm income. For VITA locations, call 211 or visit 211connects.org or unitedwayhernando.net. For information, call the United Way at (352) 688-2026.

Today's meeting

Hernando County School Board superintendent search committee, 1 p.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Uptown Block Party: 5-7 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3835. cityof brooksville.us.

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The Daystarter: Latest on potential tropical system; taking action along dangerous Bayshore Boulevard; Denis Philips talks hurricanes and beer; Memorial Day things to do

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Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

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Published: 05/25/18