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's Business Digest for Sept. 12

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    Training dollars available to increase business growth: Finding it hard to keep up with the demands of training a skilled labor force while increasing the bottom line? CareerSource Pasco Hernando's business services department provides the necessary assistance through its Employed Worker Training program to help businesses stay on the cutting edge in this fast-paced and ever-growing economy....

    Kimmel
  2. Hometown Pasco for Sept. 12

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    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.

    Sorority celebrates sister’s 90th birthday: Barbara Darnell’s 90th birthday was recently celebrated with her sorority sisters, Xi Xi Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Port Richey. Darnell has been a member of the sorority for 46 years. Pictured at the celebration, in back from left, are Anne Beck and Judy Everding. In the middle row, from left, are Alice Burke, Joan Rossi, Ellen O’Shaughnessy, Rose Felicciardi, Nancy Coffey and Jeanette Glazier. Seated in front, from left, are Nancy Perkowski, Darnell and Carole Magarine.
  3. Hernando's Business Digest for Sept. 12

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    NEW BUSINESS: Tim Liberty of Hernando County recently started 7P Custom Disaster Solutions. The business helps families prepare for disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and fires.

    Liberty performs household assessments and customizes plans, disaster kits and training. For information, visit 7pcds.com or call (727) 831-1410.

    LOCAL TRAINING DOLLARS AVAILABLE TO INCREASE BUSINESS GROWTH: CareerSource Pasco Hernando's business services department provides assistance through its Employed Worker Training Program to help businesses stay on the cutting edge in a fast-paced, growing economy....

    Schreiner
  4. Hometown Hernando for Sept. 12

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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.

    Korean church thanks war veterans: On June 21, the Korean Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg hosted its annual thank-you dinner for military men and women who served in Korea. Pastor Kyung Joon Kim gave the opening prayer before dinner, which was prepared and served by the church’s women. After dinner, the group enjoyed Korean entertainment. From left are: Eddie Ko, Korean-American liaison officer; Kimi J. Springsteen, community liaison; veteran Joe Seyfried of Spring Hill; Kim, and Seyfried’s wife, Kathleen.
  5. Hometown Pasco for Sept. 5

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    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.

    Birthday wishes help two local charities: Wendy Longman, captain and owner of Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals in New Port Richey, recently made a special request of her Facebook friends for her birthday. For every “Happy Birthday” wish she received, she would donate $1 to a local charity. Within a few hours, Longman had received more than 500 wishes from friends, family, colleagues and clients. The final tally of well wishers was 642. She then asked via Facebook, for help deciding on which charity would benefit. Once again she received assistance. Longman put all the votes into a bowl and drew two names — Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday and Wheelchairs 4 Kids in Tarpon Springs — each received a check for $321. Longman hopes more small business owners will give back to the community using creative ideas and social media.
  6. Pasco's Business digest for Sept. 5

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    LOCAL DETOX TREATMENT CENTER MAKES AMERICA'S TOP 5,000 LIST: Novus Medical Detox Center, 9270 Royal Palm Ave., Port Richey, was ranked as one of America's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for the second straight year by Inc. magazine.

    The list represents a comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs....

    Postiglione
  7. Hernando's business digest for Sept. 5

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    NOMINATIONS are BEING ACCEPTED: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will have its second annual National Philanthropy Day event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The committee is accepting nominations for the banquet, during which philanthropists from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties will be recognized for their community service and giving....

    Barakat
  8. Hometown Hernando for Sept. 5

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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.

    Bayfront Health auxiliary gives scholarships: The Bayfront Health Spring Hill Auxiliary recently presented health care scholarships to Catherine Hurtado and Ryan Roscillo, both of Nature Coast Technical High School. Both students plan to attend the University of South Florida, where Hurtado will enter the nursing program and Roscillo will enter the physical therapy program. The two recipients will receive $750 per semester for four years, totalling $6,000, as long as they remain in the medical field and retain a 3.0 grade-point average. Shown here is Roscillo.
  9. Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 29

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    NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will have its second annual National Philanthropy Day event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

    The committee is accepting nominations for the banquet, during which philanthropists from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties will be recognized for their dedication to community service and giving....

    SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY LIBRARIANS RECOGNIZED:  Jacalyn Bryan and Elana Karshmer, faculty members at Saint Leo University’s Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library, were recently presented with the Innovation in Instruction Award from the American Library Association. Bryan, left, and Karshmer, both assistant professors, developed an engaging new orientation program that guides first-year students through the essential elements of college library research. In selecting the library’s program for the inaugural award, the library instruction roundtable noted that the program was not only innovative and relatively inexpensive to create, but that it also incorporated elements that other institutions could replicate, making it stand out among other submissions for special recognition.
  10. Hometown Pasco for Aug. 29

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    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.

    Assisted living facility honors those who have passed: On July 3, the sky over West Winds Assisted Living Facility was filled with purple and white balloons as residents honored loved ones who have died. A memorial service, which culminated with the balloon release, was held to help residents cope with their losses as well as remember and honor the lives of their loved ones. Along with sharing stories, poems, songs and prayers, GulfsideÕs bereavement team read a list of names to remember loves ones of West Winds residents. Each name read was tied to one of the balloons released.
  11. Hometown Hernando for Aug. 29

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    CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    DAR speaker shares great-grandmother's story: 386649-A Courtesy of Mary Katherine Meyer

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    Spring Hill Lunch Bunch gathers: 386650-B Courtesy of Kathleen Seyfried

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    Pennsylvania Club celebrates Father's Day: 386651-C Courtesy of Ann Marie Karafonda

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    Holy Trinity Lutheran gathers food: Members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Masaryktown recently participated in the annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, assisting postal workers as they collected food for Hernando County, including Holy Trinity’s food pantry, which is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Jo Hoock, shown here, fills her vehicle with collected food. For information about the church’s food pantry, call (352) 796-4066 or send email to htlc@tampabay.rr.com.
  12. Hernando County business digest for Aug. 29

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    NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will have its second annual National Philanthropy Day event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

    The committee is accepting nominations for the banquet, during which philanthropists from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties will be recognized for their community service and giving....

  13. Hometown Pasco for Aug. 22

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    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.

    Healthy Families benefits from United Way day: Healthy Families’ Hudson office was the recipient of donated help thanks to United Way of Pasco’s Day of Caring. Publix employees from the Arbor Square Connerton in Land O’Lakes and Shoppes of Avalon in Spring Hill, spent a morning giving back to the community. The group refreshed Healthy Families office by washing windows inside and out, changing ceiling tiles, organizing clothing in the donation room, and much more. From left, are Jammie Hirth, Jennifer Hirth, Patrick Gray, Lee Ann Clement, Katelyn Etheridge, Marie Hallip, Kayla Canteli and Amber Farnham. Publix employees from the Summertree and Zephyrhills stores worked at Healthy Families’ Tribly office.
  14. Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 22

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    MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY RECEIVES FIT-FRIENDLY AWARD: Medical Center of Trinity recently announced that it received the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement Award, presented to a workplace that has been recognized by the AHA for meeting criteria for employee wellness. The award is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in workplaces across America. For information, visit MedicalCenterTrinity.com....

    Rigsby
  15. Hometown Hernando for Aug. 22

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    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.

    Dance troupe performs at Spring Hill Relay for Life: Shazadi and Jewels of the Desert, a local dance troupe, performed during the 16th annual Spring Hill Relay for Life at Nature Coast Technical High School. The group performed a variety of cabaret-style belly dances, including a special candle dance in honor of those who lost their lives to cancer. From left are: Dawn Carroll, Diana Hulen (Tanzanite), Rachel Allen (Kamilah), Julie Fisher Hathorn (Shazadi) and Christine Everett.