Monday, December 18, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando club news for Jan. 1

Brooksville

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. Web: germanclubspringhill.org.

Hernando Beach

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The post is open today, but Spaghetti Night is canceled. Wing night, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. Jan. 8; $8. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way; also 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive (dinner is $13.99, includes gratuity and tax). Jeff Livingston will speak at both. The topic is 2014 plans. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Featuring Skin Care by Donna (organic skin and body care and cosmetics). The speaker will be Maria Goodsell from Brooksville; her topic is "If Freedom is Priceless, Why Did it Cost So Much? — From Concentration Camp to Lady Liberty." Lunch includes sliced roast pork with mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and chocolate cake. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Tuesday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658.

Hernando Computer Club: Board meeting, 9 a.m. Tuesday. "What's New in Windows 8.1," a four-part series, begins Friday at 10 a.m. This is not a class for the beginning computer user, but for those who have used previous versions of Windows and just want to find out what has changed and what has been added. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a full class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of The Invisible War, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The investigative documentary, nominated for a 2013 Academy Award, is about rape within the U.S. military and the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments served. Suzanne Touchton, (352) 666-7576.

Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 10 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. After the meeting, there will be a light lunch of tea sandwiches, dessert and a pot of tea. All Hernando County women of British or Commonwealth birth, ancestry or by marriage are welcome. Sheena, (352) 688-6503.

National Association of Retired Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Tom Knowak of the Railroad Retirement Board in Tampa. Lynn Halvoresen, (352) 796-0477.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Officers will be elected; members must have their dues paid in order to vote. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Bowling is at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Friendly Four Band, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Sheriff Al Nienhuis will install the 2014-15 officers. After the meeting, accordionist Dwain Schott will entertain. The dinner entree choice is roast pork with sauerkraut or meatloaf. The cost is $14.50 per person; note the entree choice on the check. Reservations are required by Tuesday. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788. Reservations are being taken for La Cage aux Folles at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre on March 15; call Barb for details, (201) 341-8777.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Anyone interested is welcome; you do not have to be of Italian heritage to join. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge: Presentation of Ellis Island, a cultural video, will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film is about the immigration experience through Ellis Island. Seating is limited to 50; RSVP to Larry Sciacchitano, (352) 398-3506 or [email protected]

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 8 a.m. Jan. 8, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The meeting will follow Mass. A representative from Catholic Charities will discuss the organization's outreach programs in the community. Those who cannot make the morning meeting may attend an Evening Circle at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 4. The evening meeting will include a discussion on nutrition. Upcoming events include a bake sale on Feb. 8 and 9 to benefit Hugs for Homeless and the Day of Reflection on March 19. (352) 683-9666.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is beef tips over noodles or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (put the club's name in email subject line). Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number is missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Comments
The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories.

The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories.

For decades, Americans were told that Area 51 didn’t really exist and that the U.S. government had no official interest in aliens or UFOs. Statements to the contrary, official-sounding people cautioned, were probably the musings of crackpots in tinfo...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Rick and Tom podcast: Will Jon Gruden be the Bucs’ coach next year?

Rick and Tom podcast: Will Jon Gruden be the Bucs’ coach next year?

Jon Gruden will be inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor tonight, but could it be more than just that as the Glazers may be looking for a new head coach come January? In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss whether Gruden would coac...
Updated: 25 minutes ago

Missing Child Alert canceled for Homestead boy, 13

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been canceled for a 13-year-old Homestead boy.According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, John Noble-Sinclair had last seen Sunday in the area of 300 block of Southwest 4th Avenue.The case has been resolv...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa flights affected as Atlanta airport outage creates holiday chaos

Tampa flights affected as Atlanta airport outage creates holiday chaos

ATLANTA — While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days. Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were gro...
Updated: 1 hour ago
LeBron wears one black shoe and one white shoe, speaks about Trump

LeBron wears one black shoe and one white shoe, speaks about Trump

WASHINGTON — LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes — one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each.Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Donald Trump, sayin...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Deputies seek suspects who fired shots into crowded Northdale nightclub

TAMPA — Hillsborough County deputies are searching for the suspects who fired shots inside a crowded nightclub in Northdale early Monday morning.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies patrolling the area heard shooting coming...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Morning fog leads to a warm and sunny pre-Christmas week in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Morning fog leads to a warm and sunny pre-Christmas week in Tampa Bay

Thick fog will usher in a warm and sunny pre-Christmas week.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast The fog is especially thick along the Interstate 4 corridor in eastern Hillsborough County into Polk County, with visibilities to near zero in Lakeland ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
VA rejects system private hospitals use to save millions on shipping, Tampa company says

VA rejects system private hospitals use to save millions on shipping, Tampa company says

TAMPA — If you could pay $19.19 to ship a package instead of $227.32, wouldn’t you go for the cheaper rate?That’s the question raised by Rob Barrow and Will Sands, Marine combat veterans and businessmen from Tampa who say the Department of Veterans o...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: Atlanta power outage affects Tampa flights; Gruden entering Bucs’ Ring of Honor; Orca advocates push for Florida law to ban killer whale breeding; fact-checking President Trump’s words to Haitian community

The Daystarter: Atlanta power outage affects Tampa flights; Gruden entering Bucs’ Ring of Honor; Orca advocates push for Florida law to ban killer whale breeding; fact-checking President Trump’s words to Haitian community

• A warming trend will bring high temperatures around 80 and mostly sunny skies throughout the week, according to 10Weather WTSP. Overnight lows will be in the 60s with our next rain chance coming on Thursday.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast• As ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
National security strategy plan paints China, Russia as U.S. competitors

National security strategy plan paints China, Russia as U.S. competitors

WASHINGTON — A new U.S. national security strategy plan presents China and Russia as competitors that want to realign global power in their interests, potentially threatening the United States, Trump administration officials said Sunday.President Don...
Updated: 2 hours ago