Sunday, March 18, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando club news



Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; higher beginner lessons, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. $2 per lesson. Improver and low intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; $3 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or [email protected]

Brooksville Music Club: St. Patrick's Day celebration, 1 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Refreshments will be provided by caterer Anne Bartlette, and entertainment by Iris Kleintop and Maurea Sleesman. (352) 666-4867.

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. (813) 732-1507.

Disabled American Veterans, Cada Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. April 3, 16299 Nancy Ave. Steve Greco, (352) 796-1679.

Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Food and socializing at 6:30 p.m. Hernando County Master Gardener Rita Grant will discuss creating a backyard wildlife habitat. [email protected]

Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Baked goods and coffee will precede the meeting. Anne Paul of the Florida Island Coastal Sanctuaries will speak about decolonization of reddish egrets and roseate spoonbills. A walk to look for red-cockaded woodpeckers and early spring migrants will be Saturday in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Meet at 6:45 a.m. by the restrooms in the parking lot at the Tucker Hill fire tower on Croom Road. Bev Hansen, (352) 442-5598 or [email protected]

Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, 666-1932.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Jim Polk will give a sidewalk update. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: Easter brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Includes eggs Benedict, quiche, ham, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy and other foods, along with tea, coffee and juice. The cost is $10 per person. There will be an Easter bonnet contest; a prize will be awarded for the best bonnet. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (352) 597-7979.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1681 E Jefferson St. The cost is $6. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The cost is $8 per card. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

African-American Club: 2 p.m. April 4, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Walter Butler, a computer technician, will speak. A memorial for past president Arthur Gittens will follow.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a presentation of solutions to photo dilemmas, presented by Creative Memories consultant Pauline Palmer. The inspirational speaker will be Becky Burgue from Tampa. The menu will include grilled chicken caesar salad, with rice pudding for dessert. $14.50. Reservations required by April 4; cancellations by April 7. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.

FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: "Firehouse" breakfast, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Kevin, (813) 528-8239 or Joe, (352) 686-4401.

Hernando Computer Club: All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Easter picnic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Includes hot dogs, hamburgers and other food items; bring a dish to share. There will be egg hunting, games and dancing. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Celia, (352) 684-7464, or Estella, (727) 242-3407.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus. Norma, (352) 540-9192.

High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. $3. Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. April 5, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a white elephant sale. Wrap a new or gently used item from home, which will be auctioned after the meeting. Annual dues are $12. Rich Bellem, (352) 688-8924.

Italian-American Business Committee: 6 p.m. Thursday, Passports Restaurant, 1320 Commercial Way. RSVP to [email protected] Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023 or [email protected], or Linda Campo, (352) 428-4990 or [email protected]

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website:

Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Dana Cutlip, (352) 428-4714. Web:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 10:30 a.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. A light lunch of tea sandwiches, dessert and tea will follow the meeting. Send email to [email protected] or call Sheena, (352) 688-6503.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Sábado De Gloria Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. There will be an Easter hat contest for the women and a surprise contest for the men. Proper attire required. Guests may bring their own beverages. Ana, (352) 340-5066; Irma, (352) 666-1507, or Noemi, (352) 683-6742.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web:

New York State Club: 5 p.m. April 4, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow. For tickets, call Carol, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Contact Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. April 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A representative of Mayflower Tours will speak. The entree choice will be baked ham with scalloped potatoes or turkey pot pie. The cost is $13.75 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 will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For upcoming trips, call Jerry, (352) 593-4325.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

Senior/Babyboomer Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Admission is $3. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 683-5666. Web:

Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web:

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Trent and Josh from Flint Creek Outfitter will speak about night fishing under dock lights. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Post meeting, 7 p.m. today. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee

Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food for the church's pantry. The social dinner will be at 2 p.m. April 17 at Red Lobster; a trip to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa is scheduled for April 23 (nonmembers may participate). Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County


Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.


Citrus Model Railroad Club: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Anyone interested is invited; new members welcome. There are railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays; free, but donations are appreciated. Send email to [email protected] Web:

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. For weekly events, call (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Country-western dance with the Country Backroads Band, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; $5. John Lubertowicz, (352) 650-5664. Dinner Dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday; $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.


General Motors Retirees Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:15 p.m. today, Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. The cost for lunch is $11. RSVP to Susan Flowers, (727) 859-4445.

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.

Putin rebuffs claimof spy’s poisoning

Putin rebuffs claimof spy’s poisoning

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia’s involvement in an ex-spy’s poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In his first comments on t...
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Pinellas sheriff’s lieutenant terminated after DUI charge

Pinellas sheriff’s lieutenant terminated after DUI charge

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s lieutenant was fired after she was charged with driving under the influence, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported.Christi Ruhtz, 41, was first hired by the agency in December 1998 and was working in the Public Re...
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Sixth body pulled from rubble

The final body trapped under 950 tons of steel and concrete that once was Florida International University’s pedestrian bridge was retrieved late Saturday night, leaving the death toll at six."I believe that’s the final count," said Miami-Dade Police...
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Rays Journal: Optioning Banda narrows bullpen field, Archer change-up, more

Rays Journal: Optioning Banda narrows bullpen field, Archer change-up, more

PORT CHARLOTTE — Shipping out LHP Anthony Banda on Sunday made clearer who remains in the running for multi-inning jobs in the Rays bullpen.With RHP Matt Andriese a certainty, the Rays now have four other candidates for three jobs in RHP Yonny ...
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Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall during Tampa performance

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall during Tampa performance

An acrobat who fell some 20 feet during a Tampa Cirque du Soleil performance Saturday night has died from his injuries. Around 9:52 p.m. during the Saturday Volta show, veteran aerialist Yann Arnaud lost his grip on an aerial ring and fell to the st...
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Rays, Andriese serve as hosts for hopeful Heart Gallery adoptee

Rays, Andriese serve as hosts for hopeful Heart Gallery adoptee

RHP Matt Andriese was the tour guide Sunday as the Rays hosted a 10-year-old boy, Joshua, from The Heart Gallery, which works to find adoption matches for foster kids.Joshua had his own locker in the clubhouse, hung out on the field during batting pr...
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Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

MIAMI — Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.But the recommendation was never acted upon.A commitment under the law wou...
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Rays option Banda, Stanek to Triple-A in reducing spring roster to 36

Rays option Banda, Stanek to Triple-A in reducing spring roster to 36

The Rays narrowed the field for jobs in their eight-man bullpen, optioning newly acquired LHP Anthony Banda and hard-throwing RHP Ryne Stanek to Triple-A.Those moves were part of a hefty Sunday morning cut as the Rays reassigned seven others to reduc...
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Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as ‘Fake Memos’

Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as ‘Fake Memos’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired off angry tweets Sunday morning railing against the Justice Department special counsel’s Russia investigation and attacking the integrity of former FBI director James B. Comey and his former deputy, Andrew Mc...
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