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Pennsylvania woman killed crossing U.S. 41 in Masaryktown

MASARYKTOWN

Pennsylvania Woman, 69, killed crossing U.S. 41

A 69-year-old Pennsylvania woman was killed Friday night as she was crossing U.S. 41 in southern Hernando County.According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Ginger L. Thompson of Driftwood, Pa., had begun to cross the southbound lane of traffic, at Mudron Street on the north side of Masaryktown, about 7:30 p.m. when she reached down to pick up a piece of paper in the center median of the highway. She then continued to walk east, across the northbound lane, when she was struck by a 1987 Ford Ranger driven by 21-year-old Chelsea D. Vohwinkle of Brooksville.Thompson, who was thrown into the center of the highway by the impact, was pronounced dead at the scene. Vohwinkle was not injured.There were no charges filed immediately, but the Highway Patrol said the wreck remained under investigation.

HERNANDO BEACH

Fundraiser to care for waterfall set for Jan. 15

The Spring Hill Garden Club's second annual "Save Our Waterfall" fundraiser will be Jan. 15 at R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd. Several seatings are planned, starting at noon. There will be a buffet meal for $12 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the garden club's waterfall campaign. Reservations are required; call (352) 592-5556. The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department turned over maintenance of the landmark waterfall to the garden club in January 2011. Through donations from the community, the club was able to make necessary repairs to get the waterfall running, the flags flying and to improve the landscaping. The need for financial support is ongoing. To learn more, call the garden club at (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.

SPRING HILL

Church giving away free concert tickets

The Community Performing Arts Guild at Mariner United Methodist Church will distribute free tickets from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday for the next two concerts of its season: Three Men and a Maestro and ragtime pianist Bob Milne. Three Men and a Maestro will perform Jan. 14, and Bob Milne on Feb. 11. Shows on both dates will be at 2 and 7 p.m. at Mariner United Methodist, 7079 Mariner Blvd. For information, call Phyllis Chiswell at (352) 544-1068.

Libraries putting on winter break program

The Hernando County Public Library System will offer the following winter break programs for children: Movie Day, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The movie to be shown is Kung Fu Panda 2, rated PG. Gaming Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Youth of all ages are invited to enjoy video games and board games in a safe environment. Both programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Visit the website at hernandocountylibrary.us or call the Spring Hill Branch Library at (352) 540-6374 or West Hernando Branch Library at (352) 540-6391.

Pennsylvania woman killed crossing U.S. 41 in Masaryktown 12/31/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:27pm]
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