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Spring Hill motorcyclist critically injured in hit-and-run

SPRING HILL

Motorcyclist badly injured in hit-and-run

A 27-year-old Spring Hill man was in critical condition after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a hit-and-run wreck Friday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Brian J. Mahon was traveling west on Spring Hill Drive, in the inside lane, west of Mariner Boulevard about 1:35 p.m. when a light-colored sport utility vehicle and his motorcycle collided. The FHP said it was uncertain whether the two vehicles crashed into each other or whether Mahon was attempting to avoid a collision with the SUV. Mahon's 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle overturned, and he was ejected. He was wearing a helmet. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. The FHP asks that anyone who witnessed the wreck call (813) 631-4020. The SUV may have damage on its left front.

BROOKSVILLE

Donors needed to help fill backpacks

Sponsors are needed for the annual Operation Backpack, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Free backpacks filled with supplies will be provided to children in kindergarten through eighth-grade. There will be games and food. The event is a team effort between JAM (Jesus and Me) Ministries and Love Your Neighbor. The goal is to provide at least 500 youth in the community with backpacks. All donations are appreciated. Checks are to be made payable to Love Your Neighbor and mailed to P.O. Box 12403, Brooksville, FL 34603. Donations must be received before Aug. 5 so backpacks can be ordered on time. Call (352) 540-4954 or (813) 251-0050.

Creature of night? This job is for you

Chinsegut Nature Center is looking for night walk interpreters. Those who like to be out at night in the woods are encouraged to become interpreters. A training program will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. To reserve a seat, call (352) 754-6722.

SPRING HILL

Actors needed for upcoming thriller

Auditions for Brian J. Burton's psychological thriller Being of Sound Mind will be at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. July 31 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Two men and three women are needed. There will be cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Oct. 7-17. Call the director, Peter Clapsis, at (352) 263-7282.

BUSHNELL

Event will bring World War II to life

A World War II Commemorative Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, off County Road 476 on S Battlefield Drive (Exit 314 off Interstate 75). The event includes World War II Allied and Axis re-enactors, living history encampments and weapons demonstrations, military vehicle exhibits and a militaria collectors show. Food and beverages will be available, or bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $3 per vehicle. Call (352) 793-4781.

Today's pick

Dominos and Game Night fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Foundation: 4-7 p.m., Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 13065 Jacqueline Road, west of Brooksville. $10 per player. Sponsored by the Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope Breast Cancer Support Group. Call Tambra Randazzo, (352) 592-8137.

Spring Hill motorcyclist critically injured in hit-and-run 07/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 8:28pm]
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