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At least 100 sick after dining at local restaurant

At least 100 sick after dining at local restaurant

Spring Hill, FL -- The Hernando County Health Department has received confirmation that at least three of the individuals who were tested following a recent illness outbreak in Spring Hill, have tested positive for norovirus.

At least 100 people who dined at or were in contact with someone who dined at Kally K’s Restaurant between March 6 and March 11 experienced severe diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal symptoms approximately 30 hours after eating food at the restaurant.

Family Dinner Night is this week!

Family Dinner Night is this week!

Valrico, Florida -- The Alafia Elementary School PTA will be hosting Family Dinner Night at IHOP in Brandon on Wednesday, March 16 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The restaurant is located on 1270 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon.

The school will receive a generous 15% of all Alafia sales that evening, so it's a great chance to come out and support your school!

All kids eat free and get a free visit to the ice cream bar. Please remember to bring your Dinner Night form, provided by the PTA, and give it to your server. It's the easiest way you can show Gator pride while getting a great meal!

Native New Yorker brings pizza, fine Italian to Lake Placid

Native New Yorker brings pizza, fine Italian to Lake Placid

Lake Placid, FL -- Make 'n The Dough opened its doors at a new location across from DeVane Park in Downtown Lake Placid and is thrilling customers will authentic New York-style pizza and Italian fine dining.


Native New Yorker Erick Kelecseny says his goal was to bring a little taste of the "Big Apple" into Lake Placid.


"I built everything from the ground up," Kelecseny said. "I'm using the last of my life savings."


Before becoming a restaurant owner, Kelecseny operated his own boat marina in Lake Placid but was forced to close following the downturn in the economy.

Get healthy: Raw food class

Get healthy: Raw food class

South Tampa, Florida -- Don't miss a unique Thai Inspiried Raw Food Class!

Get healthy eating raw food meals! We're not talking about boring salads or bland vegetables.

Thai food is famous for it's exquisite balance of flavors.  In this class, we will explore these flavors and learn to prepare simple, easy to enjoy, raw and living food that will inspire and satisfy.

Here's a look at the menu for the class:

 ~Thai Ice Tea
 ~Tom Kha Soup

Spring Hill bar cited for noise

Spring Hill bar cited for noise

Spring Hill, FL -- The Hideaway Bar in Spring Hill was cited for a noise violation Sunday afternoon.


At about 2:30 p.m., a neighbor called the Hernando County Sheriff's Office to complain about loud music coming from the bar, which is located at 247 Hallcrest Ave.


A deputy arrived on scene, and within about 15 seconds, the music was turned down.


The deputy met with a manager and issued a noise violation to the bar due to "unlawful sound from property owned or leased by locations to serve alcohol," according to the offense report.

South Tampa caterer shows you how to score big with your Super Bowl party!

South Tampa caterer shows you how to score big with your Super Bowl party!

Are you having friends and family over to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Score big with these simple Super Bowl party planning tips.

Linda Caivano-Baldwin has used some of these ideas for years, including when her company served hundreds of meals during the NFL Experience at Raymond James Stadium when the Super Bowl was held in Tampa in 2009. They’re easy to do, and they look great!

  1. Create a Goal Post to go over your buffet table by using hollowed-out bamboo. You can purchase it from the garden section of Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores.
  2. Round up your kids’ sports equipment and use them as table decorations.
  3. Purchase foam footballs and cover them with white carnations, with a few carnations spray-painted with floral paint to create the laces. You can buy the footballs and the floral paint at most Michael’s and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
  4. Fill a garden tub with ice and add beer, wine and bottled water. Just remember to attach a bottle opener to one of the handles with butcher string, so it doesn’t get lost!
  5. Fill a garden tub or bucket with mini bottled waters, juice boxes and more drinks for the kids.

Taste of Highlands County to benefit Humane Society

Taste of Highlands County to benefit Humane Society

Sebring, FL -- Restaurants from across the county will team up Sunday to showcase their food in the Taste of Highlands County, to benefit the local Humane Society.


The event will take place at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center in Sebring on Sunday, Jan. 30.


Tickets to the event cost $25 ($15 for children) and all proceeds will go directly to the Humane Society of Highlands County.


Entertainment will be provided from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Tickets may be purchased at the Humane Society or the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce or call 863-273-0049.


BellaVista, Blue Lagoon, Dee's Place, Heron's Garden, Jaxson's, Jimmy's Greek and American Grill, Lakeview Lounge and Bakery, Mi Rancho, No Frills, Simply Trish, Sonny's Sunset Grille, and the Wild Turkey Tavern are just some of the restaurants expected to participate.