Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Hospice fundraiser features casino games

Journey to Atlantis helps Hospice affiliate

"Destination Atlantis," a fundraiser for Project GRACE, a Suncoast Hospice affiliate, will feature food, casino games and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Suncoast Hospice Gathering Place, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Proceeds go to advance care planning programs and services. Cocktail or themed attire suggested. $50 advance, $60 at the door. (727) 523-3419.

Don your finest hat for 'Diversi-Tea'

The Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg-Pinellas will host "Diversi-Tea: Writing Women Back Into History," from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. The celebration of National Women's Equality Day will feature a hat fashion show, light fare, a cash bar and an exchange of ideas. Guests are encouraged to wear dress hats. $20 BPW members, $25, nonmembers, $30 day of event. Reservations: bpwstpetepinellas.org.

Gather for craft brews at the Dalí

"Liquid Desires," a craft beer party from 8 to 11 p.m. hosted by the Zodiac Group membership committee on Saturday, will benefit educational programs at the Dalí Museum. The evening will offer food and beverage tastings at the museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. $50 general admission, $85 VIP (includes early access at 7 p.m., additional amenities). thedali.org/liquid; (727) 823-3767.

'Girls' help children's dreams come true

Girls Night to Give will present a benefit for the Children's Dream Fund from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Haven Home Design & Furniture Co., 1032 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 480-4560.

Service league set to help others via gala

The Woman's Service League is accepting applications from Pinellas County organizations to benefit from its annual gala in 2015. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. For applications and information, call (727) 343-3050. Deadline is Aug. 29.

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Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
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Hernando Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITAL RECEIVES AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence...
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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

ST. PETERSBURG — In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together, dining on hotel room service with family friends Neil and Janet Armstrong.It was four months af...
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Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

TAMPA — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene on Sunday night.Police say the driver struck an unidentified woman near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh...
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Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

At the current rate of restoration work, some estimate it will be 550 years before certain types of coral are removed from the endangered species list."I don’t know if that timeline works for you," Scott Graves, director of the Florida Aquarium’s Cen...
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Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

A man who was swimming off Lido Beach got caught in a rip current and drowned Sunday night.According to the Sarasota Police Department, the unidentified man was swimming with a woman near Big Pass, a boater channel, around 10 p.m. before becoming cau...
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Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

RUSKIN — A 1-year-old child was killed Sunday night and four family members were hospitalized when their vehicle overturned into a ditch.Deputies, responding to the scene after receiving several 911 calls around 6:30 p.m., located the overturned vehi...
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Hernando Religion Calendar for June 22

Religion calendarBrooksvilleProvidence Church is offering a free weekly water-themed Kid’s Summer Fun Series that features Biblical stories, worship music and activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. W...
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Hernando Bloodmobile for June 22

BloodmobileLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.June 22: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surge Suppression, 15424 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sam...
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Hernando Government Meetings for June 22

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:TuesdayHernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville.Southwest Florida Water Management District, 9 a.m., district ...
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