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Photo contest hopes to unlock Hillsborough County natural treasures

Photo contest hopes to unlock Hillsborough County natural treasures

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Unlock Hillsborough County’s natural treasures by participating in the 2014 Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program’s (ELAPP) Calendar Photo Contest.

The photos should be something that highlights the Hillsborough County’s ELAPP sites. All photographers both amateurs and professionals, are invited to submit photos.

Ride the rails at the second annual Crew Lake Park Appreciation Day

Ride the rails at the second annual Crew Lake Park Appreciation Day

Spring Hill, Florida -- The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad is sponsoring the Crews Lake Park Appreciation Day September 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This annual event is to introduce the park to new users and for Tampa Bay Area residents to check out the current amenities within the park. The event will also continue to raise funds to create R/V spaces for overnight visitors.

Brooksville Regional Hospital recognizing Dementia Awareness Day

Brooksville Regional Hospital recognizing Dementia Awareness Day

Brooksville, FL -- On September 21, Dementia Awareness Day (DAD),  Brooksville Regional Hospital will host an open house from 10:00am to 4:00pm celebrating the implementation of The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Program, and to build awareness in the community. 

Get an inside look at law enforcement in Hernando County

Get an inside look at law enforcement in Hernando County

Brooksville, FL -- Residents still have time to sign up for the next Hernando County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy, which gives citizens an insider's view of the Sheriff's Office and the criminal justice system.

Throughout the six week course, citizens will have the changce to get "up close and personal" with Forensics, Uniform Patrol, Traffic Units, Administration, Investigations, Vice and Narcotics, Communications, K-9, Aviation & Marine Units and Mounted Patrol. They will also review legal issues and perspectives.

Fundraiser benefits K-9s for Veterans

Fundraiser benefits K-9s for Veterans

Carrollwood, Florida - A talent showcase in Carrollwood will raise money for K-9s for Veterans which provides service dogs to wounded military personnel and veterans.

Life Amplified Productions will put on the show September 14 at 1:00 p.m. In addition, there will be a silent auction which bidders can win items from numerous businesses. The event will be held at the Carrollwood Tampa Pitcher Show at 14416 North Dale Mabry Highway.

Highlands County Habitat for Humanity to host Golf “Fore” Homes

Highlands County Habitat for Humanity to host Golf “Fore” Homes

Sebring, Florida-- The Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is hosting Golf “Fore” Homes on Saturday September 21st  at the Country Club of Sebring, located at 159 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33876. 

Registration will begin at 7:30 am, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 and the four person scramble. Golfers will receive a complimentary practice round reception on Friday, September 20th.

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Literacy Month with special events at state parks statewide. The month will be celebrated in conjunction with International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 and National Library Card Signup Month.