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Community organization that helps kids reach potential plans to expand

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Games, prizes and barbecue kicked off the grand opening of the Born Learning Trail Tuesday, a series of 10 research-based trail stops and signs with information on engaging children to develop their language skills through fun tips and activities. BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

New trail at Delta Woods Park aimed at developing young minds

SPRING HILL — Seven-year-old Jalena Hawthorne leaned on her post hole digger and recalled how she dug a hole "taller than me, almost to China," just for fun a couple of years ago. On Saturday, at Delta Woods Park, she dug for a cause — the United Way of Hernando County's Born Learning Trail. Jalena joined some 30 o …

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  1. Authorities say neighbors spent ill woman's money, causing her to lose home

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — An 81-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease had her house foreclosed upon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, after three neighbors stopped making mortgage payments and stole from her.

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  2. Community organization that helps kids reach potential plans to expand

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Thirteen years ago, Tammy Willis faced both the challenge of raising a special-needs daughter and the reality that her south Brooksville neighborhood offered many more challenges than solutions for youth.

  3. New trail at Delta Woods Park aimed at developing young minds

    Human Interest

    SPRING HILL — Seven-year-old Jalena Hawthorne leaned on her post hole digger and recalled how she dug a hole "taller than me, almost to China," just for fun a couple of years ago. On Saturday, at Delta Woods Park, she dug for a cause — the United Way of Hernando County's Born Learning Trail.

    Games, prizes and barbecue kicked off the grand opening of the Born Learning Trail Tuesday, a series of 10 research-based trail stops and signs with information on engaging children to develop their language skills through fun tips and activities. 
  4. DeWitt: Hospital should have ponied up for road from which it will benefit

    Growth

    No business benefited more from Hernando County's post-boom impact fee generosity than Oak Hill Hospital.

  5. A Sinatra tribute, art exhibits and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

    Events

    Turn up the 'beet'

    West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey, will host a fundraising event, "Lettuce Turnip the Beet," from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The event will feature food and drinks, music and entertainment, a nighttime tour of Habitat's urban farm, events for kids, a 50/50 raffle, a …

    Eve Edelheit   |   Times
  6. Hernando Business digest for June 24

    Business

    Business digest

    Briefly

    BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER: Oak Hill Hospital's Heart Institute was recently designated by Florida Blue as a Blue distinction center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's Blue Distinction …

  7. Geocaching store marks first anniversary in Spring Hill

    Business

    SPRING HILL — Geocaching. It's like hide-and-seek, digitalized. Like orienteering, but with a prize at the end. And a store bearing the name — the only outlet of its kind in the Tampa Bay area — is celebrating one year in Hernando County in July.

    A kid’s woven bracelet is among the “treasures” hidden in the geocache at Elaine Erickson’s Kass Circle storefront.