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Jean Hayes, Times Staff Writer

Jean Hayes started at the Times in 1998 working out of the Port Richey office. She currently works in the Brooksville office and is community news coordinator for the Hometown Hernando feature. Jean also handles the Hernando and Pasco business digests and the occasional Hernando Neighbor feature.

Phone: (352) 848-1438

Email: jhayes@tampabay.com

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  1. Pasco Business digest for May 29

    Business

    Business digest

    Briefly

    CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Traffic Advertising, Scott Fink and Hyundai of New Port Richey are working together to promote the Christmas in July donation drive at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa. Fink, who serves on the board of directors, is a financial supporter of the hospital's foundation and the Christmas in July event, which runs from July 1 to 31....

    Giannet
  2. Hernando County Class of 2015

    K12

    Central High School

    Graduation: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, , Grace World Outreach Church, Brooksville

    Valedictorian: Gregory Presing

    GPA: 4.51

    College: University of South Florida, medicine

    Salutatorian: Vladimir Valencia

    GPA: 4.34

    College: University of South Florida, medicine...

    Vladimir Valencia, Central High salutatorian
  3. Hometown Pasco for May 29

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Pasco 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 Pasco news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Woman’s Club supports literacy, troops and the girls ranch:  The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club recently presented a $500 donation to Support the Troops to help cover postage of care packages for U.S. troops. The club also supported the Pre-K Storytime reading program at the Lutz library by having members of the education committee volunteer to read during April, which is Literacy Month. Edwina Kraemer and Nancy Fisher headed a fundraiser to benefit the Hacienda Girls Ranch in Melbourne, a program of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Fisher, left, presented a check for $750 to Nick Ginofsky, director of the Children’s Home Society and a board member of Hacienda. The club also provided two computers for the facility and routinely collects clothing and personal items needed by the teens.
  4. Hernando Briefs for May 29

    Briefs

    Neighborhood news happenings

    SPRING HILL

    Poker run benefits Humane Society

    The seventh annual Cruising For Critters Poker Run to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hernando Animal Hospital, 5335 Applegate Drive.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. Riders will make their way through Hernando and Citrus counties trying to compile the best poker hand, picking up a card at each stop. The ride ends at R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, where there will be a party with music provided by George Marshall, food, drinks, prizes and Cruising for Critters merchandise. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales to the humane society....

  5. Hernando Events for May 29

    Events

    Events

    29 Today

    Saint Leo hosts Higher Education Fair: Students are invited to visit and speak with representatives from Saint Leo University, Nova Southeastern University, Rasmussen College, St. Petersburg College, the University of Phoenix, the University of Alliance, the University of Florida, Pasco-Hernando State College and the University of South Florida. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. (352) 340-4866....

    Saturday Adult Beach Bash Buccaneer Bay opens for an adults-only evening party with music by Haymaker, craft vendors and food. Proceeds benefit park improvements. 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 293-6103.
  6. Hernando Business digest for May 29

    Business

    Business digest

    Briefly

    LIFEGUARD URGENT CARE OPENS: LifeGuard Urgent Care has opened at 491 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The facility offers an alternative to going to the emergency room, and the staff offers same-day care for nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries, with a bilingual staff member scheduled for every shift. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. LifeGuard's pricing is based on the level of care the patient needs, for self-pay patients. Rates start at $85 for a standard office visit, $129 for an office visit with an additional procedure, such as an X-ray, and $299 for an office visit with more than one additional procedure. For information, call (352) 515-6000....

    Slusser
  7. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 29

    Pets

    Pet of the week | Brody

    Brody is a an active 1-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He loves people and would make a great jogging buddy. His favorite thing is treats. Brody has been neutered, microchipped and is up to date on all of his vaccinations, including rabies. Inquiries about adopting Brody or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org....

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  8. Hernando Government Meetings for May 29

    News

    Government meetings

    Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

    Monday

    Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

    Thursday

    Historic Hernando Preservation Society, 6:30 p.m. meeting and potluck supper, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

  9. Hernando Blood Mobile for May 29

    News

    Bloodmobile locations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.

    Today (Friday): 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Subway, 19438 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

    Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walgreens, 13053 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill....

  10. Pasco Business digest for May 22

    Business

    Business digest

    Briefly

    ICE COMPLEX ANNOUNCES NAME, UNVEILS LOGO: Florida's largest ice rink facility and sports complex has announced its name, Florida Hospital Center Ice, and unveiled its logo.

    The developer and Florida Hospital hosted a community naming contest. More than 200 submissions were received. Florida Hospital Center Ice was chosen because it speaks to the hockey programs that will be a staple of the facility, and also to its role as a central gathering place for athletes and families....

    Nastanski
  11. Hernando Briefs for May 22

    Events

    Events

    22 Today

    Baby Storytime: In this lap-sit program, infants up to 18 months will enjoy stories, songs and activities geared for them. Held every Friday. Call to register. 10-10:20 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

    Classics Discussions at the Library: This discussion group is designed for people who enjoy classic books and literature. Participants read the chosen piece, then join others to share responses to the book in a fun and informal atmosphere. New members welcome. May topic: Albert Camus and his essay 'The Sea Close By.' 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043....

  12. Hernando Briefs for May 22

    Briefs

    Neighborhood news happenings

    SPRING HILL

    Stage West will hold auditions for kids

    Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvs., will hold auditions for the summer children's production of Dorothy in Wonderland at 6 p.m. today and at noon Saturday.

    The auditions are open to children ages 6 to 12. Monologues only. Readings will be from the script. For information, send email to mirandamgriffin@gmail.com....

  13. Hometown Pasco for May 22

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county. Call Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or jhayes@tampabay.com.

    School recognizes volunteers:  Watergrass Elementary School recently hosted a luncheon for its volunteers. As of March 1, the volunteers had logged a total of 6,655 hours for the school year. There were a total of 106 adults, of which 19 are seniors and 29 are students. Shown seated around the table, from left, are: Ruby Houg, Savannah Briggs, Jacque Deen, Cecile Looney, Miranda Butterfield, Kelly Butterfield, Eliza Sotomayer, Victor Laureno, Heidi Mathey and Jennifer Welling.
  14. Hometown Hernando for May 22

    Human Interest

    We want 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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Salvation Army leaders present program to military officers:  At a recent meeting of the West Central Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, Capts. Herbert and Joanne Frazier, Salvation Army leaders, gave a presentation about the organization, founded in London in 1865 as a Christian church and international charitable group for the relief of poverty. The Fraziers commended the military officers organization for its successful bell ringing for the Salvation Army during the Christmas season. The association collected the most contributions among volunteer teams. Shown from left are: Capt. Joanne Frazier; Army Maj. Carol Burgess, chapter president, and Capt. Herbert Frazier.
  15. Hernando Blood Mobile for May 22

    News

    Bloodmobile locations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have drives at these locations.

    Today (Friday): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

    Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill....