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2114150 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-04-09 08:30:00.0 UTC 2013-04-09T04:30:00.000-04:00 your-news-hometown-hernando-for-april-10 published 2013-04-10 17:34:59.0 UTC 2013-04-10T13:34:59.000-04:00 news/humaninterest DTI 104734692 We need your news! Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Call Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or Reader submitted News, Human Interest_News, hometown<br /><br />hometown, hernando Your news: Hometown Hernando for April 10 JHAYESN HER Hernando djjkmt0dw550 djjkm Hernando 6 HerHometown041013 2013-04-10 04:00:00.0 UTC 2013-04-10T00:00:00.000-04:00 1 Lunch bunch celebrates St. Patrick&#8217;s Day The Spring Hill Lunch Bunch gathered for a pre-St. Patrick&#213;s Day luncheon at Golden Corral in Brooksville on March 14. Seventeen members attended, including, from left: Al Jablonsky, Bill Weikert, Shirley Condron, Elsie Warpechowski, Sandra and Mark Barber, Len Petersen, Roy Apeland, Pat Pratster, Kathleen Seyfried, Edith Lohlien, Myrtle Justus, Doris Bock, Mary Kight, Maryann Custardo, Joe Seyfried and Ruthann Barrett. Members who have March birthdays were celebrated with song. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013f_10557842.jpg Courtesy of Kathleen Seyfried /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013f_10557842_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013f_10557842_8col.jpg 10 Hurricanes soccer team finishes fourth The Hurricanes, a winter soccer team with i9 Sports, celebrated their fourth-place finish in the co-ed category for ages 8 to 13. The team wrapped up the season with a cookout and trophies March 2. Coaches Corey Wharton and Jason Richter are shown with team members, from left, Jessica Richter, Hayley Edwards, Jennifer Knapp, Mira Davalos, Allen Cox, Kyle Wharton, Kirestin Abbene, Cece Swain and Taylor Yentz. Teammate Felicity Cox was unavailable for the photo. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013j_10557848.jpg Courtesy of Dianne Swain /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013j_10557848_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013j_10557848_8col.jpg 2 Cub Scout achievers Members of Cub Scout Pack 71 in Brooksville recently visited the Tampa Bay Times as part of their Tiger Cub Scout achievements. Tiger Scouts must complete 15 parts of five separate achievements to earn their Tiger Cub badge. The five achievements include family activities, den activities and outings. Three Scouts participated in the Times visit, including, from left: Vincent Mohorn, 8, who is at the wolf level; Nathaniel Alajko, 7, tiger, and Daniel Colton, 9, bear. The pack meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church in Brooksville. Robert Wilson is the pack&#8217;s cubmaster, Thomas Alajko Jr. is den leader of the Tiger cubs, and Tammy Alajko serves on the pack committee. For information, call (352) 403-6714. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013a_10557852.jpg OCTAVIO JONES | Times /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013a_10557852_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013a_10557852_8col.jpg 3 Art in the Park winners named Organizers of this year&#8217;s Art in the Park have announced winners in the judging at the event. Judges James Oleson Jr., left, and Andy Fotopoulos, right, selected the winners of the 29th annual show, sponsored by the Hernando County Arts Council. Jeff Eckert, center, won Best in Show for his pencil drawings. Gregory Jones took first place; Elzbieth Weron, second place; Carole Elder Napoli, third place, and Ray Williams, honorable mention. The winner of the Chairman&#8217;s Choice award, judged by council chairman Roger Carlton Sherman, in the student pavilion was Jessi Poole. Poole received a ribbon, certificate and cash award. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013b_10557856.jpg Courtesy of Roger Carlton Sherman /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013b_10557856_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013b_10557856_8col.jpg 4 Nugents speaks at breakfast fundraiser The Republican Club of Timber Pines had a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Dawn Center on March 9. After breakfast, the club had a meeting featuring U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, center, spoke. Jerry Lebo, left, program chairman, and Nick Dininni, club president, thanked Nugent. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013h_10557850.jpg Courtesy of Fran Spadaccia /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013h_10557850_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013h_10557850_8col.jpg 5 Relay for Life 5K race On March 9, a Relay for Life 5K run took place at Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, north of Weeki Wachee. The event, hosted by the Hernando Builders Association, benefited the American Cancer Society&#8217;s Relay for Life at Weeki Wachee High School. The theme was &#8220;Hammering out Cancer One Step at a Time.&#8221; Natalie Durrum, right, getting her award from event chairwoman Robin Pastore, was the first-place winner in the women&#8217;s category; Judy Hensley came in second. In the men&#8217;s category, Jose &#8220;Cheloman&#8221; Alonzo, won first place; Emmit Riley took second place. The event raised $1,000. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013d_10557845.jpg Courtesy of Brenda McDaniel /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013d_10557845_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013d_10557845_8col.jpg 6 Relay for Life fundraisers The Tri-State Club of Wellington recently spearheaded several community fundraising events to benefit the American Cancer Society&#8217;s Spring Hill Relay for Life. Maureen Wickert, left, relay chairwoman, accepted a check for $4,058 from Sherry Gumina, right, event coordinator. Also shown is Chuck Kirst, center, a board member of the Wellington at Seven Hills Homeowners Association. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013i_10557851.jpg Courtesy of Sherry Gumina /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013i_10557851_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013i_10557851_8col.jpg 7 Kiwanis clubs donate to Boys and Girls Club The five Hernando County Kiwanis clubs recently presented a check for $1,837.67 to the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County. The check represented one-third of the proceeds from the Skating for Charity &#8212; Go Go Locomo fundraiser, which took place at Locomo Skate-Dance-Party on County Line Road in Spring Hill on Jan. 26. The five clubs &#8212; Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Nature Coast, Spring Hill and Weeki Wachee &#8212; collaborated to hold the event. In front, holding the banner, are: Curt Christie, president of the Nature Coast club; Al Johnson, Lt. Gov. Division 8 and a member of the Nature Coast club; Pat Crowley, president of the Brooksville club; David Foglio, president of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County; and Rich Linkul, president of the Brooksville Ridge club. Holding the check, in back, from left, are: Ray Herrmann, treasurer of the Nature Coast club, and Josh Kelly, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County and a member of the Nature Coast club. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013g_10557844.jpg Courtesy of Vince Vanni /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013g_10557844_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013g_10557844_8col.jpg 8 Commemorating the last battle On March 9, the Withlacoochee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution attended the 230th anniversary celebration of the last naval battle of the American Revolution. The battle was fought on March 10, 1783, off the coast of Florida, just south of Cape Canaveral, by Capt. John Barry and his ship, the Alliance. Celebrating the American victory were 17 color guard units from various organizations from Florida, led by Michael Tomme, national SAR color guard commander. Nineteen individuals and organizations presented memorial wreaths, and national SAR treasurer Lindsey Brock spoke. For information about SAR, call Charlie Day at (352) 678-2971. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013e_10557846.jpg Courtesy of Charles Day Jr. /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013e_10557846_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013e_10557846_8col.jpg 9 Eighty-eight singing valentines delivered During February, quartets from the Hernando Harmonizers men&#8217;s barbershop chorus delivered singing valentines to unsuspecting individuals. The recipient of each valentine, ordered by loved ones, receives two love songs, a silk rose, a greeting card and a photo. This year, 88 singing valentines were delivered. Lisa Peranio was surprised at Publix&#8217;s bakery department in Spring Hill. The Sunset quartet made the special delivery. Quartet members, from left, are Doug Stewart, tenor; Paul Brazil, lead; Tom Rooney, baritone; and Chuck Swenson, bass. /resources/images/dti/2013/04/her_hometown041013c_10557854.jpg Courtesy of Tom Rooney /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013c_10557854_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/04/her_hometown041013c_10557854_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/04/09/104734692-your-news-hometown-hernando-for-april-10 StaffArticle news,human interest_newsHuman Interest News ArticlesWe need your news!Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. 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