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Memorial today for a founder of Flotillas

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 16, 2007


HERNANDO BEACH

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 will conduct a memorial service for Stanley Neil at 7 p.m. today at the auxiliary building at 4340 Calienta St. Neil was one of the founders of the Hernando Beach flotilla and served as its second commander. He also helped to set up flotillas in Hudson, Homosassa and Crystal River. For information, call 835-3094.

WEEKI WACHEE

Conservancy looks at plight of bears

The Gulf Coast Conservancy's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Coast Environmental Center, 9170 Cortez Blvd. The program will be "The Imperiled Black Bear of Florida," presented by Marcie Clutter, an education volunteer with Defenders of Wildlife. The program will include a slide show, bear artifacts and maps of the current bear populations throughout the state. There will be a brief memorial dedication for departed board members Nikki Everitt and Linda Pedersen. For information, call (727) 808-4339 or visit www.gulfcoast conservancy.org.

Today's meeting

Brooksville City Council: Special meeting at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Library Hosts "An Adult Look at the Bats of Florida": 1 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. 540-6391."Fertilizer Basics for Farmers" Class: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Free. 754-4433.