Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Reception offered for Spring Hill artist

BROOKSVILLE

Sample wine, cheese at artist's reception

The Spring Hill Art League and Easy Street Home Decor will host a wine and cheese reception for local artist Jana Withers from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street, 838 E Jefferson St.

Withers is an award-winning artist whose primary medium is oil, but whose works also include pencil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic.

She is a member of the Spring Hill Art League and Progress Energy Art Gallery, among other art organizations.

The free reception will be held in conjunction with the monthly "Treasure Hunt on the Hill," where participants can visit eight downtown businesses in search of a clue, a code word pertaining to that business. A cash prize will be awarded. The hunt will be from 5 to 9 p.m.

For information, call Easy Street Home Decor at 848-0177 or go to www.springhillartleague.com.

SPRING HILL

Rescheduled Bowl-A-Thon needs sponsors

The Arc Nature Coast's 15th annual Bowl-A-Thon has been rescheduled. It will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

Sponsors and bowlers are needed. A $125 team sponsorship provides Bowl-A-Thon T-shirts for a team of five bowlers (all sponsor names will be printed on the back of a minimum of 200 shirts), two games of bowling and shoe rental. Individual and team awards will be presented directly after bowling.

A $125 lane sponsorship provides a large banner on a lane promoting the company or organization, the company's name on the event T-shirt and recognition in the Arc's quarterly newsletter.

Bowlers are each asked to collect a minimum of $25 in pledges; a trophy is awarded to the person and to the team bringing in the most pledge money.

Sponsors can assemble their own bowling teams or Arc will provide a team or individual bowlers for teams with fewer than five members.

Also, donations of gift certificates and other prizes are being sought from area businesses.

The deadline for lane and team sponsorships is July 31. For information, call 544-2322, ext. 109.

SPRING HILL

Register your kids for Cougar football camp

The West Hernando Cougars will host a summer football camp June 7 and 8 at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. June 7, with camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

The cost is $30 for the two days. Lunch is provided.

During camp hours, season registration will be conducted for football and cheerleading. For information, call Bobby McFarland at 585-6524.

countywide

Help for the elderly found at these sites

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' free SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is available at the following Hernando County sites:

• 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.

• 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital), Spring Hill.

• 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 S Broad St., Brooksville.

• 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

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

No appointments are necessary. For information or for counseling locations outside Hernando County, call the Elder Hotline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.

SPRING HILL

Filipino Fiesta set for independence event

The Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando County will host a traditional Filipino Fiesta to celebrate Philippine Independence Day from 6 to 11 p.m. June 7 at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.

This will be a potluck, with participants bringing authentic Filipino dishes. The club will provide two roasted pigs, and Philippine delicacies will be served. Imported Philippine San Miguel beer will be available.

Entertainment will include a variety of dance music and requests, played by local Filipino DJ Ernie. There also will be a Filipino cultural dance presentation and a performance by the club's choral group. In addition, there will be a display of native collections.

Native costume or semiformal attire is requested.

Members and nonmembers are welcome. Tickets are $12; children younger than 13 are admitted free.

For tickets, call Shella Dean at 686-7813, Ernie de Venecia at 684-9252, Roger Pescasio at 683-4751 or Lucia Rodgers at 397-8303.

WEEKI WACHEE

All About Music offers Spring Recital today

All About Music will present its Spring Recital at 7 p.m. today at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd. Performances will be at 4 and 7 p.m.

The recital will include students and teachers from All About Music. The Hernando Youth Orchestra will also perform at the 7 p.m. recital.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults. Students and children are admitted free. For information, call 683-3555.

Brooksville

Tournaments at park for softball, basketball

Brooksville Recreation is seeking teams for the following sporting tournaments that are planned for June 27-28 at Tom Varn Park, 206 Darby Lane.

• Double-elimination coed softball tournament. The cost is $300 per team, with a minimum of 12 players per roster; no sponsor fee is required.

• Jerome Brown Youth Basketball Tournament. This is a double-elimination tournament for middle and high school students. The cost is $240 per team, with a minimum roster of eight players.

For information about either tournament, call the recreation staff at 544-5498.

HERNANDO BEACH/

SPRING HILL

Filipino group plans celebration, fundraiser

The Hernando County Philippine American Association will host these events:

• 110th Philippine Independence Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share as well as a nonperishable item to support the group's Feed the Hungry project.

• "Dancing Under the Stars" dinner-dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 21, SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. This is a semiformal event. Tickets are $15.

For information on either event, call Aurora Rice at 848-1031, Cobie Atienza at 666-5381 or Celia Sigua at 684-7464.

SPRING HILL

Italian restaurant caters Knights dinner

The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host a Carrabba's Italian Grill dinner Thursday in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be two seatings, the first from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The menu choice is chicken marsala or chicken gratella, which will be served with penne pomodoro, house salad, focaccia bread, dessert and coffee. Soda and water will be available.

Tickets are limited and are $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from members of the Knights of Columbus, at the parish office at 683-9666, or by calling Jack Hauser at 686-9767 or 238-1878.

Spring Hill

Golf in tournament, help scholarship fund

The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council, will host its annual scholarship golf tournament June 7 at the Seven Hills Golfers Club, 10599 Fairchild Road, off Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. A shotgun start will be at 8 a.m.

After the tournament, there will be a luncheon and door prize presentations at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.

Male and female golfers may participate. The cost is $45 per golfer. All proceeds will go to the Knights' annual scholarship award program for Hernando County high school students. Reservations are required by Monday.

Hole sponsorships are available. Cash donations are also welcome. In case of rain, the tournament will be rescheduled for June 14. For information or reservations, call Mike Snoha at 596-2416, Jim Santore at 666-8697, Dick Doddie at 666-8009 or the council hall at 683-1227.

TARPON SPRINGS

Bass tournament

to benefit troops

The South Pasco Bassmasters will host a Gifts From Home Benefit Bass Tournament on June 7 on Lake Tarpon at Anderson Park, 39699 U.S. 19 N. Launch time will be at daybreak and will continue through 3 p.m.

Those who come in first through third place will win cash awards, including a guaranteed $1,000 for first place. The cost is $75 per boat. Funds raised will benefit deployed troops. For details or to download a registration form, go to southpascobassmasters.com.

Brooksville

Nature center offers activities for June

Chinsegut Nature Center will host the following programs and events in June:

• Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The program is for all who teach youth. In-service credit is available.

• Chinsegut Night Walk, 8 to 10 p.m. June 20. Participants should bring their own flashlights and insect repellent.

• Introductory Archery Workshop, 9 to 11 a.m. June 21. All equipment is supplied. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.

For reservations or information, call 754-6722.

Reception offered for Spring Hill artist 05/30/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

    Nation

    The mayor of Portland, Ore., on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and similar events, saying they are inappropriate could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade.

    Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco's brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. [Associated Press]
  2. What major sporting event could Tampa Bay land next?

    Lightning Strikes

    We are on quite a roll as a community. First, we had a Super Bowl drop from the storm clouds into our lap. It just reaffirms the fact that Tampa Bay is great at lap. And Monday it became official: Next year's NHL All-Star Game will be held at Amalie Arena. The best in the world will be here to shoot and score. And …

    MVP Wayne Gretzky is congratulated at the 1999 NHL All-Star game, the last time the event was in Tampa Bay. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times file]
  3. How the 2018 NHL All-Star Game reflects Jeff Vinik's vision for Tampa

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There were several reasons the NHL announced Monday that Tampa will host the 2018 All-Star Game on Jan. 28.

    This was the  logo for the 1999 NHL All-Star game played Sunday, Jan 24, 1999 at the Ice Palace in Tampa Bay. (AP Photo)
  4. Photo gallery: Nation pays respects to America's war dead on Memorial Day

    Human Interest

    At Memorial Day ceremonies in Tampa Bay area and around the country, Americans paid tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country.

    Eight-year-old Piper St. Jean, of Tampa, uses a brush to clean the grave of her grandfather, Henry St. Jean, who served with the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens on Monday moments after the conclusion of their 31st annual Memorial Day Service on Monday (5/23/17) in Palm Harbor. The event featured guest speakers, live choral performances by the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church choir and live music by Bones South, an area trombone ensemble with rhythm section. On Saturday local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops placed flags on veterans???‚??„? graves prior to the event. This is an annual tradition of Curlew Hills' Memorial Day services and helps the Scout troops achieve merit badges. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
  5. Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

    National

    AUSTIN, Texas — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense …