Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spring Hill Garden Club's fall plant sale scheduled for Oct. 1, 2


Garden club's fall plant sale is this weekend

The Spring Hill Garden Club will host its fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave. Along with plants for sale, there will be various plant vendors on hand and tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. In case of rain, the sale will be Oct. 8 and 9. The garden club is also looking for volunteers to help work in the plant nursery and botanical gardens. The nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays, but volunteers can schedule additional time to devote to weeding, planting, propagating, mulching and general gardening activities. The botanical gardens includes 20 themed sections and is open daily during daylight hours. There is no cost for admission, but donations are appreciated. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit


Program needs senior volunteers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program needs volunteers 55 and older. Various volunteer opportunities are available for programs such as Meals on Wheels, at area senior centers, as a museum docent or researcher, in local libraries, food banks and more. Stop by the RSVP Welcome Center at 880 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, or call (352) 796-8117, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Fund for firefighter who lost family

The Pasco County Firefighters IAFF Local 4420 has set up a fund to benefit Matthew Kemper, a Pasco County firefighter whose mother and sister died in a house fire. His mother, Trudy, and sister, Tamerla Kemper, were killed Sept. 21 when an electrical fire destroyed their small mobile home in Spring Hill. Donations can be sent to IAFF Local 4420, Attn. Matt Kemper Fund, 2209 Collier Parkway, Suite 52, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639. The website is at


City raffling off original watercolor

The city's Art Gallery is raffling off Abandoned Gate, an original watercolor painting by artist Tom Jones. The painting is valued at $400 and is on display at the gallery, 201 Howell Ave. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be on Dec. 9 at the Winter Art Reception at City Hall (the winner need not be present to win). Funds raised will benefit the City Hall Art Gallery. For information, call (352) 540-3810 or visit its website

Trail group to host meeting Monday

The Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2370 Broad St., south of Brooksville. The discussion will be on the Florida Scenic Trail. For information, contact Tom Hammond at or Lois Vega at, or call (813) 220-5833.

Today's pick

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for ages 18 to 35 months starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Tampa Bay.

Spring Hill Garden Club's fall plant sale scheduled for Oct. 1, 2 09/29/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Jones: Bucs need success to get national respect


    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the world of sports.

    No respect

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  2. Hopes fade after landslide destroys Chinese village (w/video)


    Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing.

    Vehicles and people line a road leading to the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Mao County on Saturday in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. More than 100 people remained missing after the village was buried under tons of rocks and soil.
  3. Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays' loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The rookie pitcher walked to his locker Saturday after tossing the fourth quality start in as many tries to begin his career. He held the potent Orioles bats to three runs and for six innings gave his team a chance to win.

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado tags out the Rays’ Mallex Smith at third after a rundown in the first inning.
  4. Thousands converge in two St. Pete locations celebrating LGBT rights

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tom Rockhill didn't know what to expect Saturday, but by noon people were knocking on the door of his bar Right Around the Corner in Grand Central.

    (From left to right) Emma Chalut 18, gets a rainbow sticker on her cheek from her sister Ellie, 15 both of Jacksonville before the annual St. Pete Pride parade in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. This year the route was changed from the Grand Central and Kenwood area to Bayshore Drive.
[EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
  5. Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Parker Lee McDonald dies

    TALLAHASSEE — A former Florida Supreme Court justice, who wrote a decision that prevented lawyers from excluding jurors because of their race, has died.

    Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Parker Lee McDonald died Saturday, the court said in a statement. He was 93.