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Illness claims Kay Adams, utilities chief

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 12, 2007


COUNTYWIDE

Kay Adams, who had served as director of the Hernando County Utilities Department since 1999, died at her home Friday afternoon after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Adams, of Crystal River, worked for county government for 28 years, beginning in 1979 with the Public Works Department. She moved to the Utilities Department in 1986 and served as assistant director for seven years before becoming director. Memorials may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34662; Girl Scouts of the Suncoast Council, 16119 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569, or the Brooksville Rotary Club.

BROOKSVILLE

Ride to show respect for cyclists

Local bicyclists are invited to participate in the national Ride of Silence on Wednesday. Riders are to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Suncoast Trail off Cortez Boulevard, just west of the Suncoast Parkway. The ride will start at 7 p.m. and travel about 10 miles to the Hernando County Government Center at 20 N Main St. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will provide an escort. This is a free ride aimed at raising the awareness of motorists, police and elected officials that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways. For more information, call Steve Diez, at 754-4057.

Today's picks

Bandshell Bash and Brooksville Cruise-In: 4 to 8 p.m., Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Featuring Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor from Baton Rouge, La. Free. Mary Jane Russell, 754-4788.

Benefit Carwash with Dragon's Dojo Students: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4580 Commercial Way (St. Lucy's Plaza), Spring Hill. 597-5608.

Benefit Flea Market with Springstead High School Girls Basketball Team: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Springstead, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Greg, 683-3528.

Bike Run to Sleepy Hollow to benefit Joey Burns: Registration starts at 9 a.m., last bike out at noon, Suncoast Motorcycle and Marine, 14430 Cortez Blvd. 796-6116.

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association Mother's Day Dance: 8 p.m. to midnight, SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 683-6742 or 688-9763.

St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Dance: 7 to 11 p.m., Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $8. 683-9666 or 796-0618.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Organ Concert with Hernando Concert Club: 4 p.m., United Church of Christ, fellowship hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. 584-3988.

Hernando High School Band Kaleidoscope Pops Concert: Two shows, 3 and 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5 at the door.