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School play recreates ‘First Thanksgiving’

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 - TRINITY — Genesis School students learned the meaning behind Thanksgiving as they performed a school ◄ play.

NPR readying alcohol rule amendments

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 -

After clarifying the clarifications of the clarifications at a work session, City Council members feel confident changes to the city alcohol ordinance are ready to g...

Battle of the waistline bulge to begin Thursday

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 -

Pasco public health officials are promoting a free program to help people eat smart and move more during the holidays.

PR considers moving boat launch to Waterfront Park

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 -

An overhaul of the city’s waterfront district could include shifting the boat ramp to Waterfront Park and reserving Nicks Park for public parking.

NPR wants pedestrian walkways above U.S. 19

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 -

In hopes of reducing pedestrian traffic deaths, city officials intend to ask state lawmakers for help to fund up to three elevated walkways above U.S. 19.

Long-range plans slight West Pasco, NPR officials say

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 - Despite some reassurances from Pasco County officials last week, New Port Richey City Council members said they still believe long-range needs are being igno...

NPR to update road needs assessment

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 -

City leaders believed they were going nowhere fast with a 14-year-old priority list of street conditions and recommendations for improvements.

NPR officials plan to expand Grey Preserve

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 -

The James E. Grey Preserve would gain nearly seven more acres once New Port Richey completes the purchase of additional land.

Transitional housing could start construction by January

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 -

Groundbreaking could happen by January for the first phase of transitional housing in Holiday, Metropolitan Ministries officials report.

Metropolitan Ministries could expand meal sites soon

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 -

Benefactors are cooking up plans to expand meal sites to the Port Richey area to serve food prepared at the new kitchen facility in Holiday.

Food Day helps take a bite out of obesity

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 -

Pasco County’s first Food Day observance gave local residents plenty of food for thought about eating better.

JLINE followed beat of different drummer to survive taunts

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A throbbing beat of hip-hop songs and high-energy dance routines were more than enough to get the Schrader Elementary student body clapping, applauding, screaming and singing along Monday when JLINE...

Fanfare surrounds NPR’s 90th birthday

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 -

What a long, strange trip it’s been, New Port Richey leaders, past and present, marveled during the 90th birthday party of the founding of the city.

NPR seeks contractor to assess Hacienda repair needs

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 -

The Hacienda hotel is nearing another milestone in its 87-year history as city officials seek a contractor to determine the amount of repairs necessary before the h...

Breast cancer survivor due to give birth soon

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - WESLEY CHAPEL — Rachell Moodie won’t attend Saturday’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk but the breast cancer survivor has a pretty good excuse: She was scheduled to give birth this week to her ba...

Coastal redevelopment plan continues to take shape

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 -

An action plan for the U.S. 19 corridor is emerging as city and county officials narrow sites to two potential areas to begin redevelopment of West Pasco, they annou...

Rowdies fans turn out by hundreds for exhibition

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 -

Hundreds of West Pasco soccer fans gathered Tuesday night at W.H. Jack Mitchell Jr. Park to watch the Tampa Bay Rowdies team practice and drill.

Area Who’s Who attends Mulieri retirement party

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 -

Fiorentino chronicles her breast cancer battle in cartoons

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Some people might think there’s nothing funny about cancer, but Heather Fiorentino would beg to differ.

Town hall meeting Thursday to focus on utility issues

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 -

A nonprofit watchdog group that pushes for clean energy alternatives and questions the actions of for--profit utilities and the state agencies that regulates a Thurs...

U.S. 19 widening, overpasses impractical, MPO leaders say

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 -

Pasco transportation planners say they will take a back seat about reshaping the U.S. 19 corridor until plans firm up for the Harbors redevelopment guidelines for th...

Port Richey seeking funds to rebuild fire station

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 -

City officials will research possible grants toward modernizing the Port Richey fire station and public works facilities.

Smart growth recommendations to be unveiled Oct. 20

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 - People wondering what West Pasco might look like five, 10 or 20 years from now can get a glimpse into the future that includes their suggestions on Monday, O...

NPR picks firm to supervise Sims Park improvements

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The city has selected the consultant that will direct improvements to Sims Park. The design could reflect the changes the firm made to a park in Bradenton.

NPR to become ‘squeaky wheel’ for U.S. 19 upgrades

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 -

City Council members say they might have to become the “squeaky wheel” because long-range transportation plans neglect U.S. 19 corridor improvements.

Incentives boost vehicles powered by natural gas, Simpson says

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 -

Natural gas vehicle incentives have produced 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages in Florida during the first year, according to state Sen. Wilton Simpson.

Crime along U.S. 19 still riling residents

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 -

Despite some progress made by police and code enforcers, rampant prostitution and other crime still persists in small pockets of city neighborhoods near U.S. 19, res...

White cane awareness challenge returns Oct. 15

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 -

You have to hear it to believe it, past participants say about the White Cane Safety and Awareness Day.

ROPE Center launches 64-bed transitional facility project

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 - HUDSON — The nonprofit group the ROPE Center will build a transitional facility where a grassy field now lies on Rhodes Road, about midway between Hudson and New York avenues along U.S. 19.

Whiskers and Tails costume ball to aid SPCA Suncoast

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 -

SPCA Suncoast rescues many animals, but the nonprofit pet shelter needed rescuing this year because of financial crises.

Play Day introduces families to NPR’s Grey Preserve

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — For the first time, city recreation leaders held the National Day of Play at the riverfront James E. Grey Preserve.

Pasco to resume maintenance as budget problems ease

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 -

Unsightly neglect of a stucco privacy and noise barrier along Little Road was beginning to drive Crane’s Roost residents up a wall.

NPR manager: Pasco willing to cede road to Grey Preserve

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 -

Families flocked to a recent event at James E. Grey Preserve that offers many scenic adventures on its nature trails. But visitors soon discover just getting to the ...

Tampa police veteran named PR chief

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 -

Robert Lovering is scheduled to start Oct. 20 as the police chief for Port Richey, City Manager Tom O’Neill announced.

Cotee River Bike Fest to make comeback Oct. 10-12

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — After skipping last year, the Cotee River Bike Fest returns downtown Oct. 10-12.

Metropolitan Ministries dedicates kitchen in Holiday

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 -

A project to help feed the hungry had been simmering on the back burner for a long time, but cooks prepared the first meal Thursday at the new kitchen at Metropolitan Minist...

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