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Pasco and Hernando county news briefs

News and notes from Pasco and Hernando counties
Published Jan. 17, 2019

Hernando County


County named 'Groundwater Guardian'

In recognition of efforts to protect local groundwater supplies, Hernando County has been named a 2018 Groundwater Guardian by the Groundwater Foundation.

The Groundwater Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to connect people, businesses and communities through local groundwater education and action. Groundwater Guardians form teams that include business, agriculture, government, educators and residents to implement activities addressing local groundwater concerns and issues.

The Hernando County Groundwater Guardian team had a successful year in 2018. The team received its designation for 2018 by coordinating the Florida Friendly Landscaping Program, providing education on the nature of Hernando County's geology, and expanding the Hernando County Groundwater Guardian website.

For information, call the Groundwater Foundation toll-free at 1-800-858-4844 or email to


Golf tourney to benefit baseball team

The annual Leopard Baseball Booster Golf Tournament will be Feb. 9 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun start following at 1:30 p.m.

The tourney is limited to 25 foursomes. Individual players are welcome. The cost is $75 per player.

Sponsorships are available. The event will benefit the Hernando High School baseball teams. For further information, email to, call (352) 587-2893 or visit

Brookridge hosts sweetheart dance

A Sweetheart Dance will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

Music will be provided by Angelo. Coffee and ice will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Val at (352) 616-0242.

Spring Hill

Senior men's softball taking new players

The West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors, a slow-pitch softball league for senior men, is starting up the second half of its season (the full season is September through April). New players are welcome.

Players must be at least 55 (during the season); the league includes a variety of ages, including men in their 80s.

Games are played at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive. The field has a lighted scoreboard, umpires and social events. During the summer. there is open practice and pick-up games for league members.

The cost for the second half of the season is $40 per player. Those interested can call Charlie Parrott at (802) 355-8040 or Tom McCain at (352) 346-7878.

Computer club hosts open house

The Hernando Computer Club will host an open house/newcomer's orientation at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 in Building B at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive.

Visitors can learn what the club has to offer. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (3520 684-7171 or visit

Temple hosts 2-day art show

The fourth-annual Nature Coast Art Show will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. The theme is "Fear No Art!"

The event, sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council, will feature a variety of fine art and fine crafts. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 686-7034.

Vendors wanted for Jewish fest

Non-food vendors are needed for the annual Jewish Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St.

The fee is $30 per space. To participate, contact Linda before March 20 at (352) 293-3145 or

Contact Phyllis Day at or (352) 848-1408. Follow @pdaytimes.