Phyllis Day - Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Want to get your news into the Pasco Times or Hernando Times sections of the paper? I'm the one to contact. I’ve been writing for the Tampa Bay Times in various capacities since 1995. Currently, I handle all upcoming events and happenings in Hernando and Pasco counties, putting together the Hometown pages, Business Digests and Things-to-Do, as well as brief news items, for both regional sections. I was born and raised on Long Island and moved to Florida after graduating with a journalism degree from SUNY-New Paltz in upstate New York. I have been living in the Spring Lake area for more than 20 years, where my husband and I are happy to be raising our family.

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  3. Adisa Dzudza-Sunjic, MD, (on left) and Carla J. Danesi, registered and licensed dietitian, have joined Access Health Care Physicians.
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  5. The ceremonial groundbreaking of Saint Leo University's Wellness Center was held Feb. 6. Pictured from left: Jon Akvan, project manager, JLL; Troy Powell, project manager, Creative Contractors; Melanie Storms, Saint Leo University senior vice president; Jose Caban, Saint Leo associate vice president of facilities management; Jeffrey D. Senese, Saint Leo president; Celine-Deon Palmer, student government union president; D. Dewey Mitchell, Saint Leo Board of Trustees chair; Alan Bomstein, CEO, Creative Contractors; and Joshua Bomstein, president, Creative Contractors.
  6. Country crooner Doug Stone headlines this weekend's Florida Bluegrass Classic at Florida Classic Park in eastern Brooksville. Stone performs at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. He is known for hits such as "I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)" and "A Jukebox With a Country Song."
  7. The Hernando Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Michele DiLuzio, will present the Spectrum concert this weekend at the Central High School theater. Courtesy of Jeff Turner
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  10. From left: Alyssa Stevenson as Suzette, Nichelle Mohre-Cassidy as Jacqueline, Kathy Calabro as Suzanne all sitting on Drew Hackworth as George in the Stage West production of Don't Dress for Dinner. George is angry and wants to beat up Bernard for implying his wife was sleeping with his best friend. The play wraps up this weekend in the Forum Theater at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill.
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  12. CARES recently installed its 2020 Board of Directors. Pictured, from left: Michael Clark, Barbra Sharp, secretary; Gregory Gay, Jemith Rosa, CARES president and CEO; Annette Damey, immediate past chair; Alvin Hagerich, treasurer; Seromoney Singh, vice chair. Back row, from left: Steven Spina, chair; Rao Musunuru, M.D., emeritus board member; and Lisa Parisi. Board members not pictured: Gloria LaRoche, Rebecca Bell, and Leigh Massengill.
  13. Robert Prezioso, recognized for being “most dependable”, poses with his award and Maynard the HIPAA Hippo.
  14. Bravado Pharmaceuticals was recently featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. Pictured is Bravado owner and CEO Brian McMillan with the television program's host, Kathy Ireland.
  15. The Screaming Orphans, an Irish sister act out of Donegal, Ireland, will be a highlight at the Celtic Family Jamboree  Feb. 9 and 10 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. Courtesy Sanjay Suchak
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  18. The popular Red Boyz Dancers and Drummers return to the Brooksville Native American Festival this weekend at Florida Classic Park.
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  21. From left, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on College GameDay.
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  23. Greek-American musician Demetri Kousathanas, band leader of Demetri and the Islanders, plays the Bouzouki at the 2014 Hernando County Greek Festival, sponsored by the Chris the Savior Greek Orthodox Church. This year's festival will be Jan. 25, held on the church's new grounds on Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.
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