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New business combines fine wines and dining

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 -

Some see the glass as half empty, some see it as half full.

Silver Sneakers boosts NPR rec center

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 -

Silver Sneakers program is thriving at New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, officials say.<...

NPR environmentalists boost boxed drinking water

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Bottoms up, New Port Richey environmental committee members encouraged City Council members Tuesday night with samples of boxed drinking water.

NPR event aims to recapture city’s Roaring 20s roots

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 -

A blast from the past will mark one of the new events the city is backing.

Gulfside Elementary students reap bountiful harvest

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 - How sweet it is, Gulfside Elementary students discovered as they harvested sweet potatoes from school gardens.

Firefighters take 9/11 Memorial Stairway Climb at Trinity hospital

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 -

Area firefighters stepped up to honor the memory of their fallen comrades who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

FDOT, businesses spar over pace of U.S. 19 construction

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 - The pace of construction along U.S. 19 is driving some local business leaders up the wall, but state officials say changes in medians and other local request...

Be prepared for fun, Scouts tell visitors at showcase

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 - HUDSON — As part of their 35th anniversary year, the Scout Spectacular gave Troop 86 and Pack 86 members a chance to shine and let visitors participate in the fun at First United Methodist Church of Hudson.

West Pasco Chamber signs up 25 more members

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 -

West Pasco Chamber of Commerce members donned pirate costumes as part of the fun for the recent Invasion to Business Success membership drive.

Sewer repairs to close NPR Main Street in late October

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 -

Sewer repairs will mean detours around several downtown blocks of Main Street, but city officials want to wait until after next month’s Cotee River Bike Fest....

Together We Stand run to promote schools safe from bullying

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 -

As a symbol of unity against bullying, Pasco school district officials are promoting the first Together We Stand 5K for Safe Schools this Saturday.

Pasco launches series of whimsical promotional videos

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 -

Viewers will believe an acorn can talk after they watch the first episode in a series of Pasco County promotional videos.

Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus to perform in NPR

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 -

Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus has traveled across the country and as far away as Scotland to sing.

Veterans turn out for clinic town hall meeting

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — About 100 people appeared at the recent town hall meeting where U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis asked for opinions about the new, consolidated veterans clinic slated for West Pasco.

Pasco tourism revenue on pace to match best year ever

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 -

Visitors seem to be rediscovering Pasco County as a destination, with tourism tax revenue on track to match the best year ever, a county official said.

Tails were wagging at Landings of St. Andrew Pet Parade

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 -

The Landings of St. Andrew was going to the dogs Tuesday — and the birds and the cats.

Timber Oaks seek fix for long-time flooding

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 -

For some two decades, flooding has exasperated homeowners in Timber Oaks, a Hudson-area subdivision.

Friendly KIA expands with ‘car spa’ car wash facility

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 -

Expansion at the Friendly KIA dealership has created a “car spa,” owner John Gillis explains.

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is taking shape

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

The walls are taking shape during construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at Little and Ridge roads scheduled to open in early 2015.

NPR economic redevelopment outlook still improving

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

Rays of sunshine continue to break through clouds of gloom and doom six years of declining property values cast over the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency...

NPR promotes hospital site for veterans clinic

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

With some $3.8 million in potential incentives to offer, New Port Richey officials are promoting construction of a consolidated Veterans Affairs health clinic on the...

Pasco Arts Council mentioned as possible tenant for vacant church

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 - After eight years, city officials have a possible a user for the former church the city bought in 2006.

Demolition blitz clears NPR eyesore properties

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Eyesores continue to disappear from the New Port Richey landscape as officials seek to spruce up the city’s image.

Perfect storm season of 2004 dredges up memories

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 -

The winds of fortune can shift quickly, West Pasco residents learned the hard way during the 2004 hurricane season.

NPR Rotarians recall accomplishments of late Dave Parris

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

For about two decades, Dave Parris provided a spark as a leader of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey.

Realtors deliver 42 backpacks to Anclote Elementary

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

Some Anclote Elementary School students will get off to a faster start when classes resume Aug. 18 with backpacks stuffed with school supplies, local real estate le...

Somebody Cares Pasco gives uplifting message to students

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

Students heading back to classrooms soon got a boost from benefactors who gave away some 160 backpacks Saturday.

About 100 volunteers help Schrader staff move

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - BAYONET POINT — With a little help from some 100 friends, Schrader Elementary teachers should be moved into its new buildings and ready to go when students return on Aug. 18.

Upscale restaurant coming to downtown NPR in fall

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A vacant downtown building will become the home of an upscale restaurant.

New leader of Salvation Army Pasco shares his views on issues

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 -

His grandparents were deeply involved in Salvation Army. His parents first met and fell in love through Salvation Army.

NPR to close Grand Boulevard near Sims Park

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 -

As part of a long-range plan to blend an enlarged Sims Park and the Orange Lake area, New Port Richey City Council members expressed preferences Tuesday night for a ...

County to research loans for energy efficiency, conservation

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 -

Pasco County officials hope to keep PACE with other cities and counties that offer financing for homes and businesses to build projects for greater energy efficiency...

Recycling alternative has surprisingly strong start

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 -

After more than two decades, blue bags filled with recyclable trash could slowly disappear from Pasco County curbsides.

County chooses east side of Hicks Road for sidewalk

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 - HUDSON — Pasco County has approved the final route for sidewalks to be added to Hicks Road between S.R. 52 and Hudson Avenue, bringing the project a step closer to construction in 2017.

Pack-A-Sack food drive reaps many donations in July

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 -

Schools not only educate many Pasco youngsters, they also feed them regular meals.

NPR leaders advocate better access for Grey Preserve

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 -

With a five-year capital improvements plan taking shape, New Port Richey City Council members expressed preferences Tuesday night on projects they would give high pr...

Conjecture begins on consolidated VA clinic site

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The early speculation on the site of the consolidated Veterans Affairs Health Care clinic in Pasco has fallen on the former Community Hospital of New Port Richey.

Saga over Ridge Road extension continues into 16th year

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

Early in 2013, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis urged federal regulators to help resolve the long-running regulatory stalemate over the Ridge Road extension project.

NPR to renew its ‘Where’s Richey?’ awareness campaign

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

For fans of “Where’s Waldo?” and “Flat Stanley,” New Port Richey plans to resume its new awareness campaign, “Where’...

Three years in the making, food bank warehouse could open soon

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

Dreams do come true, Lester Cypher firmly believes, but they don’t always follow his timetable.

Pasco Fire Station 30 to serve as prototype

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco Fire Rescue holds an opening ceremony for its Fire Station 30, which replaces the former home of the Magnolia Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Dollar General to open standalone NPR store as replacement

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

A standalone Dollar General store will replace the location that has been a fixture in the East Richey Square shopping center, across the street.

Pasco animal shelter begins barrage of pet adoption discounts

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

Pasco County Animal Services officials have been planning a blitz of adoption discounts through August because the county shelter has been overflowing.

PR considers Nicks Park parking, boat launch fees

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 -

Two parks could see big changes, Port Richey City Council members discussed Tuesday night.

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