Friday, May 25, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County clubs news and notes


Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $5 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Florida Native Plant Society: 6:30 p.m. May 5, Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. George Kish will discuss the recently released book he co-authored with Richard Wunderlin, Native Florida Plants for Drought- and Salt-Tolerant Landscapes. [email protected] Web:

German-American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. May 1, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. A spring dance is planned for May 23. Tickets are $11; $14 for guests. Advance tickets only. Jack and Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando Audubon Society: Picnic, Thursday, McKethan Lake, 15003 Broad St., north of Brooksville. A bird walk will be at 4:30 p.m. Food will be served at 6 p.m. Hot dogs provided. Bring a dish to share and your own place settings and beverages. Bev, [email protected] or (352) 686-0460.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Oak Hill Hospital CEO Mickey Smith will speak. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web:

Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 2, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected] Web:


Quilters of the Nature Coast: 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. Includes instruction, social sew-ins, programs, show-and-tell and refreshments. Beginners welcome. Belinda Boncaro, (352) 596-4688.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. There will be speakers from Spring Oaks assisted living facility and Seniors Helping Seniors. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Perkins Restaurant, 4685 Commercial Way. Jim McGrath will speak about Obamacare. Another meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. May 6 at Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Lunch will be provided. There will be a speaker from Grace Memorial Gardens. Reservations required. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

African-American Club: 2 p.m. May 1, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., (352) 686-2742 or (352) 686-7831. The 19th annual Scholarship Awards Banquet will be May 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Cocktails at 4 p.m.; buffet dinner to follow. Speakers will include School Board member Gus Guadagnino and Dr. Melvin Burwell. Tickets are $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. (352) 597-8098 or (352) 686-7831.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. May 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Fran Kashchy of Orlando. There will be a Spring Fashion Show by Fine Lines Boutique. The menu entree is turkey pot pie. $14.50. Reservations required by May 6. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Georgeanna, (352) 684-9265.

Democratic Women's Club: A tea will be at noon May 9, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Bring a teacup. Open to members and those interested in joining. (352) 596-3694.

Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee, 10 a.m. Monday, All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. May 2, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a program on recycling. New members welcome. Annual dues are $12. Rich, (352) 688-8924.

Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. A light lunch with tea sandwiches, dessert and a pot of tea will follow. All Hernando County women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry, as well as wives of men with same ancestry, are welcome. Sheena, (352) 688-6503.

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. May 3, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Pat Landry will teach a class on oil painting on a porcelain pitcher. Dottie, (352) 527-2778, or Pat Otto, (352) 746-2688. Web:

New York State Club: 5 p.m. May 1, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Call Carolyn for dinner tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.

Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. May 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Entertainment will be provided by Kenn "E" Grube as Elvis. The entree choice is country fried steak with mashed potatoes and vegetable or turkey pot pie. The cost is $14.50 per person; note the entree choice on the check. Reservations are required by May 5. Send payment to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. May 7, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie (727) 697-3734.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner/business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Scholarship Dinner-Dance, May 3, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and music by Buddy and Debbie Vee from 7 to 10 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889, or Julie, (352) 686-3865.

Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: Annual mother/daughter "Tea for a Queen," 1 to 3 p.m. May 3, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trial. A skit, "God's Women of the Bible," will be performed. The cost for lunch is $10. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Spring Hill Domino Club: Social dance, 7 p.m. Friday, 15120 County Line Road. Music provided by DJ Angel and DJ Willie Matos. Free admission. Cash bar available. Helen, (352) 688-3392.

United Methodist Women: Unit meeting, 11 a.m. May 5, First United Methodist church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 683-2600. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Marti Caroll will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398. Web:

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Police: Baby not abandoned; mother surrendered infant

TAMPA — A newborn baby initially thought to be found on the ground near a trash can in north Tampa was not abandoned, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.The child’s mother gave birth to the boy Thursday, and she and someone else too...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago
Mom service dog has puppies in Tampa airport, while dad service dog looks on

Mom service dog has puppies in Tampa airport, while dad service dog looks on

TAMPA — Travelers killing time at Tampa International Airport’s Gasparilla Bar got an unexpected show Friday when a dog gave birth to eight puppies near Gate F81. The 2-year-old golden retriever, Eleanor Rigby, owner Diane Van Atter, and...
Updated: 2 hours ago