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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. Hernando Events for May 8

    Events

    8 Today

    Alzheimer's Family Organization support group leader orientation: The purpose of the meeting is to instruct individuals in how to run a support group. Upon completion of the program, the support group leader will receive a certificate and be eligible to affiliate a support group with the Alzheimer's Family Organization. Refreshments will be served. The training is free and open to the public. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required. Highland Place, 700 Medical Ct. E., Inverness. (888) 496-8004....

  2. Hernando Government Meetings for May 8

    News

    GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

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

    Monday

    Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

    Tuesday

    Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville....

  3. Hernando Blood Mobile for May 8

    News

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

    Today (Friday): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunrise Plaza, 31100 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

    Saturday: 9:45 a.m. to noon, Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church, 3031 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Best Buy, 1389 Wendy Court, Spring Hill.

    Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 14107 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill; 1 to 4 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; 1:30 to 5 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill....

  4. Hernando Births for May 8

    News

    Births

    Cribbs, Emily Ann and Scott Jacob Cribbs, Brooksville, Rosalee Evelyn Cribbs, 6 pounds 13 ounces, 3:21 p.m. April 14, 2015, at Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

    Dominguez, Shawna Marie and Anthony Michael Hooks, Brooksville, Faith Ann Marie Hooks, 6 pounds 13 ounces, 4:53 a.m. April 18, 2015, at Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

  5. Hometown Pasco for May 1

    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.

    Youth Leadership graduates: The Youth Leadership Pasco Class of 2015 had its graduation ceremony March 5. The 35 student leaders represented 16 public, private and charter high schools in Pasco and were selected from a competitive pool of applicants. Graduates included: Ashley Allen, Kahlie Ashton, Alyssa Bacon, Ashley Benner, Grace Blair, Jacquelyn Bouffard, Spencer Brass, Christopher Brown, Alyssa Chamberlin, Amy Deeb, Kara Fredrickson, Alexa Gernand, Sean Godinez, Christopher Hamilton, Kaylee Hanna, Lauren Hawks, Thea Henry, Hunter Hill, Brittnie Hollister, Lilah Hussein, Melissa Keles, Maxwell Labadie, Alicia Megnath, Amena Mughni, Payton Murchie, Chandler Nagy, Nicholas Phillips, Maggie Plourde, Torrie Pound, Marlene Reyes, Christian Rodriguez, Mackenzie Searce, Rebecca Taylor, Corey Trahan and Tyler Zimmerman.
  6. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 1

    Pets

    Bolt is a 3-year-old domestic medium-hair mix. She's been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations. Bolt can be "talkative." She loves getting her ears scratched and will be your best friend if you give her a good, loving home. Inquiries about adopting Bolt, as well as 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
  7. Hometown Hernando for May 1

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133 or email jhayes@tampabay.com....

    Pennsylvania Club hosts annual auction: The Pennsylvania Club hosted its annual auction recently, with Angelo DiLella serving as auctioneer. Assisting were members Sal Ruggiero and Jim Gunther. Proceeds will support club activities. Shown from left are Victor Warych, member; Donna Gunther, first vice president; DiLella and Estella Glass, member.
  8. News and notes for Hernando County for May 1

    Briefs

    Spring hill

    Modified home ready for disabled veteran

    The Keystone Challenge Fund, an affordable housing organization that helps low- and moderate-income families become homeowners, is seeking a disabled veteran to receive a mortgage-free, specially adapted three-bedroom, two-bath home in Spring Hill.

    The home has been modified to meet the needs of a seriously disabled veteran, including a roll-in shower and fully accessible kitchen. ...

  9. Hernando Business digest for May 1

    Business

    Who's news

    DOCTOR LECTURES: Dr. Michael A. Pikos, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on cone beam CT technology, bone grafting and dental implants to more than 1,500 doctors at the BioHorizons Symposium in Los Angeles.

    Pikos' offices are at 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, and 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity....

  10. Pasco Business digest for May 1

    Business

    Briefly

    CLASS ASSIGNMENT BECOMES REAL: Saint Leo University professor Emma Brown collaborated recently with the Small Business Development Center's James Chittenden to find businesses willing to initiate the process of developing a media kit.

    Chosen was Entangle Media, a new local digital marketing company that was a few weeks from launching a social media management platform, DealMyBrand.com, an app that allows novice social media users to gain experience and gives experienced users the ability to work more efficiently....

    DeMauro
  11. Hernando Government Meetings for May 1

    News

    Government meetings

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

    Today

    Southwest Florida Water Management District, Surplus Lands Evaluation meeting, 8 a.m., district headquarters, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville.

    Monday

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

    Tuesday...

  12. Hernando Births for May 1

    News

    Births

    Eldridge, April Broussard and Ike Eldridge III Spring Hill, Zachary Brian Eldridge, 6 pounds 3 ounces, 12:33 p.m. April 4, 2015, at Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

    Favichia, Ashley Elizabeth and Eric T. Fann, Spring Hill, Sophia Mae Fann, 8 pounds 11 ounces, 12:34 p.m. April 12, 2015, at Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

    Masson, Stephanie and Corey Masson, Spring Hill, Katelyn Morgan Masson, 7 pounds 10 ounces, 8:07 a.m. April 14, 2015, at Bayfront Health Spring Hill....

  13. Hernando blood drives for May 1

    News

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

    Today (Friday): 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville.

    Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, south of Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Terlep Chiropractic, 8466 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill; 2 to 4 p.m., Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 2:30 to 6 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill....

  14. Things to do in Hernando County — May 1

    Events

    1 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 to 10:20 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

    History and Biography Book Discussion Group: Discussing Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043....

  15. Hernando Briefs for April 24

    Briefs

    Neighborhood news happenings

    Appraiser's offices closed

    The Hernando County property appraiser's offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for training purposes. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Room 463, in Brooksville, and at the Westside Government Center, 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

    For information, call (352) 754-4190....