Hernando Briefs for June 8

Published June 4 2018
Updated June 6 2018


Free roof nominations being accepted

1st Choice Roofing is now accepting nominations for its "No Roof Left Behind" campaign.

The nationwide program provides free roofs to local community members in need. Nominations can be submitted at 1stchoiceroofers.com/free through July 27. Anyone can participate. Nominate a friend, neighbor or family member in need of a new roof.

From the submissions, four finalists will be chosen for the final online public voting campaign. The four finalists’ stories and photos will be displayed on 1st Choice Roofing’s No Roof Left Behind home page. The public can vote for the finalist they feel is most deserving from Aug. 6 through Oct. 1. The winner will be revealed online on Oct. 15. Nominees must own the home they are living in and be a resident of Hernando or Pasco counties. Also, the free roof recipient must be current on his or her mortgage payments.

Election office unveils new website design

Shirley Anderson, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections, announced recently that the HernandoVotes.com website has been upgraded to a responsive website design.

Responsive websites allow users to view the same digital content on a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone, making it more user-friendly for voters.

The site is a place for voters to register to vote, update their voter record and locate Election Day information.

For information, call (352) 754-4125.

Hernando Times has new mailing address

The Hernando Times, located at 13045 Cortez Blvd., is asking that all correspondence be mailed to our headquarter’s mail room at 3131 13th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33713. Mail will be forwarded from there to our Hernando office.

For information, call (352) 754-6100.


Sponsors needed
for event to help boy

Local businesses, friends and family have come together to support 5-year-old JJ D’Angelo, of Spring Hill, who suffers from Champ 1 gene mutation, a rare disorder. Sponsors are needed for the Raising a Champ 1 Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The event will include live entertainment by John Sackett/dueling piano show, raffles, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Pizza Villa is the Home Team sponsor. Other sponsorship levels include: MVP sponsor, $1,000; All-Star, $500, and Division Champ, $250. Sponsors will be mentioned in all advertising, and can provide business cards to be included in thank-you bags. Cash donations, as well as auction and raffle item donations, are needed.

All proceeds benefit Champ 1 genetic research. Tickets for the event are $50 per person. For sponsorships, tickets or information, call Debbie Dunsmore at (352) 585-7079 or Dorothy Johnson at (352) 683-5198.

Spring Lake museum, history center open

The Spring Lake Museum and History Center, 4181 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Admission is free.

The center offers historic artifacts and photos, local family photos and histories, school and lake histories, oral history videos and other items. For information, call (352) 796-4704.


Vacations will be topic of AARP meeting

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon June 13 at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 4685 Commercial Way.

The speaker will be James McKenzie of Lifetime Vacations. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Bob Howell at (352) 683-9361.

Exhibitors and sponsors needed

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando counties is accepting exhibitor and sponsor applications for the eleventh annual Early Learning Conference: Navigating the C’s of Early Learning on Oct. 20 at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road. The conference is a day-long event that offers early learning educators training from local and regional presenters. As part of the conference, educators can network with a number of exhibitors and sponsors throughout the day. Sponsor packages include prominent advertising in the conference program, future press releases, printed materials, banners and conference tote bags. Applications are available at phelc.org/conference/. For information, call (727) 233-8291.

Blood donors
are needed

As subtropical depression Alberto formed in the Gulf of Mexico, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 12395 Cortez Blvd., reported a drop in blood donors. In addition, severe rain negatively impacted blood drives, causing a severe drop in blood donations. Donors are needed to maintain the community’s blood supply and help local hospitals. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. Call (352) 596-2002 or visit lifesouth.org.

YMCA to host National Dance Day event

The Hernando County Family YMCA will host its seventh annual National Dance Day event from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. July 21, 1300 Mariner Blvd. The event, which is free and open to the public, focuses on supporting, improving and increasing access to dance education in the U.S. Various YMCA dance and Zumba fitness instructors will teach a dance routine. The annual event was created by Nigel Lythgoe, producer of the television dance competition show ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ Wear comfortable clothes to dance in. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 688-9622.