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

  1. Hometown Hernando for April 16

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Griffin
  2. Hometown Hernando for April 13

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Rotarians enjoy a day at races: Rotarians from District 6950, encompassing Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties, spent the afternoon of March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs. Rotarians enjoyed the races, sold programs and gave away free blankets to attendees. Shown, from left, are three members of the Rotary Club of Brooksville who participated in the event: Ray Stanbro, Karen Stanbro and Jim Tremmel.
  3. Hernando's Business Digest for April 13

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    WINN-DIXIE LAUNCHES PAWS PROGRAM: Winn-Dixie recently launched PAWS "Feed the Love," a program to benefit food banks and nonprofit organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger for pets.

    Through April 29, customers can purchase a $5 prepackaged bag of pet food with their Winn-Dixie reward card or give a monetary donation at any store register. Each bag contains a week's worth of dry and canned packages of PAWS Premium, the store's brand of cat and dog food....

    McMullen
  4. Pasco County business digest for April 13

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    HOSPITAL RECEIVES GOLD AWARD: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was recently presented with the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award.

    The Start! Fit-Friendly companies recognition program award is given by the American Heart Association's Start! Movement, which is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace....

  5. Hometown Hernando for April 9

    Human Interest

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    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.

    Rotary Club of Brooksville sponsors picnic for grieving children: Members of the Rotary Club of Brooksville cooked and served hot dogs and hamburgers recently for nearly 150 children and volunteers at the annual HPH Hospice camp at Lakewood Retreat, south of Brooksville. The children attending the weekend program are grieving due to the loss of a family member. It was the 16th year the club has sponsored the picnic and provided the barbecue dinner. During the free camp, children participate in activities designed to help them process their grief. Club members who participated included: Jim Tremmel (cook and bottle washer), Chuck Wilson, Terry Weaver, Carla Hayes, Larry VanFossen, Liza Paul, Bill Beltz, Deb VanFossen, Karen VanSickle, Nancy Beltz, Denise Burke, Steve Barocas and Dr. P.K. Paul.
  6. Hometown Hernando for April 6

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Crafty Ladies send quilts around the world: The Crafty Ladies, a group of 17 women and a few men from Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee, meet weekly to cut, pin, layer, sew and tie material for quilts the group makes for Lutheran World Relief. The quilts are sent to countries around the world. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donated $250 to benefit the 2014 project. Last year, 260 quilts and 20 children’s quilts were made to benefit families of the prison ministry.
  7. Pasco's Business digest for April 6

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    SIGN UP NOW FOR CLASS OF 2015: Leadership Pasco is now accepting applications for the Class of 2015. The program explores critical issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities. Applicants should be interested in serving the community, committed to personal and professional growth, involved in business and community organizations and dedicated to a positive future for Pasco County....

    Ivie
  8. Hernando's Business digest for April 6

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    HOSPITAL FILLS RESIDENCY POSITIONS: Oak Hill Hospital has filled all 10 of its internal medicine residency positions in its initial match.

    According to Dr. Bilal Ahmed, chief medical officer and program director of internal medicine at the hospital, it is unprecedented for a new program to have all positions matched in the first round. The program, which is the first of several residency programs, launches this summer....

    Raney
  9. Hometown Hernando for April 2

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    West Hernando Coin Club hosts coin and currency show: The West Hernando Coin Club had a coin and currency show at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 on Feb. 15. More than 200 attended the event, which featured 20 dealers. Door prize drawings were held every hour. Proceeds benefited the club’s scholarship fund. The club will have its next show June 21.
  10. Hometown Hernando for March 30

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Coin Club recognizes young collector: The West Hernando Coin Club presented youth numismatist James Monaco, second from left, with a certificate of appreciation during a recent monthly meeting. Monaco gave a talk about a two-day coin grading class he completed. Presenting the certificate were secretary Alexandrea Zieman, left; president Guy Ventre, second from right, and vice president Sid Kaplowitz.
  11. Pasco business news and notes for March 30

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    LIFESPAN SERVICES NOW AFFILIATED WITH UF COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: Bonnie Martin, licensed clinical social worker and co-founder of Lifespan Services in New Port Richey, announced recently that Lifespan is now affiliated with the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, providing mental health services to Pasco children.

    As a result of the affiliation, Martin and Lifespan's executive director, Alyssa Visalli, will be courtesy faculty. Both specialize in working with children and will be providing counseling to those who have medical concerns such as juvenile diabetes....

  12. Hernando business news and notes for March 30

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    DOCTOR APPOINTED CANCER LIAISON: Dr. Santosh Potdar recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

    Potdar is among a national network of volunteer physicians responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support cancer programs. Cancer liaison physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting and reporting Oak Hill's performance data through the National Cancer Data Base and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on data findings....

  13. Hometown Hernando for March 26

    Human Interest

    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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Corvette Club thanks Elks for use of building: The Corvette Club, which holds its meetings at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, presented the lodge with a check for $150 during the lodge’s recent bimonthly meeting. The club made the donation to thank the lodge for the use of its building. Mel Haines, left, a member of the car club who also serves as the lodge’s inner guard, presented the check to acting exalted ruler Donna Zuk.
  14. March 23: Upcoming Hernando business events

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    FREE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed across the nation, has partnered with the Small Business Administration and Counselors to America's Small Business to offer free counseling to both start-up and established businesses....

    FRIST HUMANITARIANS: Oak Hill Hospital recently presented its 2013 Frist Humanitarian Awards to Dr. M. Rodwan Hiba, from left, Gretchen Logan and John Capel Jr. Hiba, who specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine, was presented the physician award. Logan, who helps manage community events the hospital sponsors and participates in, received the volunteer award, and Capel, a monitor technician, received the associate award. The Frist awards honor individuals at HCA hospitals for humanitarian and volunteer activities and are named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., the founder of HCA. The volunteer and associate winners receive $250 and a 10-karat gold lapel pin. The physician receives a lapel pin and a voucher for a $250 donation to the charity of his or her choice.
  15. Pasco's Business digest for March 23

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    FREE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide, has partnered with the Small Business Administration and Counselors to America's Small Business, to offer free counseling to startups as well as established businesses.

    More than 26 former business owners and corporate executives are available to offer assistance to Pasco and Hernando county individuals. For information, visit Score439.org or call (727) 842-4638....

    GULFSIDE HOSPICE THRIFT SHOPPE STAFF PROMOTIONS: Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe in New Port Richey, recently promoted Paul Devine, standing, to manager, and Renee Wingeier, seated, to assistant manager. Devine, who was the assistant manager, has been with Gulfside since April 2010 as both a volunteer and staff member. Wingeier was a volunteer at the store for more than four years before moving to the paid, full-time position.