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NPR recreation center upgrades estimated at $2.47 million

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — An expanded fitness center offering child care could boost membership at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, city leaders believe.

Fraternity helps 27 children with gifts of backpacks, school supplies

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 -

Several dozen youngsters found a way to beat the heat by attending a Christmas in July benefit.

Group again faces funding issue for summer camp

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — After 18 years, PACK summer camp remains the only place to go for many youths with severe physical and mental afflictions, organizers emphasize.

NPR recreation center offering youngsters tennis help

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Summer vacation is in full swing each weekday morning for more than a dozen students. They have been taking part in a tennis lesson camp that continues through the end of July at the New Port Richey...

Lighthouse director claims bagging queen title

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 - PORT RICHEY — Like prizefighters before a showdown, Sylvia Perez and Patrick Helm couldn’t resist “talking smack,” with a lot of chuckles as they donned blindfolds for their recent bagging contes...

Student volunteers work up sweat on litter patrol

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 -

Summer break for most students boils down to fun in the sun. But litterbugs don’t seem to take a summer break, so some youth advisory board members in New Por...

Budget reality pares Sims Park makeover project

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The first phase of Sims Park improvements will cost a total of a bit more than $3 million, city council members have determined.

Report finds Hacienda condition relatively good

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A condition assessment report brings the Hacienda project one step closer to construction to reopen the historic landmark as a downtown boutique hotel.

Ridge Road widening project to wrap up by fall

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 -

Crews are entering the final phases of work to widen Ridge Road to four lanes east of Little Road in the project that began in 2013.

Landings residents celebrate America at cookout

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Some 80 residents and guests at Landings of St. Andrew took part in a summer cookout at the senior retirement community.

Mosquito control work shifting into high gear

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 -

The topic of mosquitoes could generate a lot more buzz among residents now that the summer rainy season is ramping up, an official reports.

Sale of former Spoonbill’s expected in July

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 -

Vacant for about a decade, the former Spoonbill’s Bar and Grille property could be torn down to make room for a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s restaura...

Hundreds of veterans attend town hall meeting in NPR

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — At a veterans town hall, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis gazed out at a standing-room-only crowd at West Pasco Government Center Wednesday evening. “Please, don’t be bashful,” Bilirakis...

NPR’s Fit Phantom throwing first pitch at Rays game

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - Look! Up in the gym! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s the Fit Phantom!

Deal to finish Main Street Landing tentatively OK’d

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 -

An agreement that meant to bring the long-stalled Main Street Landing project to an end has received tentative approval from City Council.

Final plans for Sims Park overhaul to reflect prices

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 -

As crews continue demolition and site preparation at Sims Park, architects will reveal final drawings of what the park will look like after the first phase of the ov...

NPR reviews economic development trends

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 -

Economic development continues on a torrid pace in the city officials said.

West Pasco business owners study disaster preparations

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 -

While hurricane season remains uppermost in the minds of business owners, disaster preparations can include many types of predicaments, emergency officials say.

‘Duck whisperer’ chief helps save NPR ducks in distress

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 -

Ducks in distress brought “duck whisperer” Police Chief Kim Bogart and other New Port Richey officials to the rescue.

NPR officials hope restaurant sale boosts economy

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 -

The sale of the former Leverock’s restaurant property could spur development near U.S. 19 and Marine Parkway, a city official hopes.

Preferred route for Anclote Trail unveiled

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 -

Concerns still linger about safety from vehicle traffic next to the proposed route of the Anclote Trail extension through the Holiday coastal area that will connect to the F...

Super Playground torn down at Sims Park

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 -

Youngsters just wanna have fun at the Super Playground, but the play area has passed into the annals of New Port Richey history.

FDOT:Three more months of U.S. 19 traffic disruptions

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 - Drivers on U.S. 19 in the Hudson area may soon see light at the end of the construction tunnel, authorities confirm.

YMCA pool cool way to kick off summer

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 - TRINITY — Splash Week lived up to its name at the Gills Family YMCA.

U.S. 19 beautification project could kick into high gear

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 -

City leaders said they would go the extra mile to help with a plan to spiff up U.S. 19 and possibly rename the state highway through Pasco County.

Photo shop owners navigate digital revolution since 1995

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Jim and Annette Smetzer could never have pictured all the changes in photography when they opened Pasco Camera Exchange in 1995.

Grade-school girls attend Bishop McLaughlin cheer mini-camp

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 - SHADY HILLS — Some girls got their summer vacations off to a rousing start at a cheerleading mini-camp. The Hurricane cheerleaders at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School showed 16 grade-school youths the tricks of...

Opponents want to sink Timber Oaks drainage plan

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 -

Pasco County officials are proceeding with a plan to buy the former Timber Oaks golf course to convert it into drainage, funded in part by assessments on residents.

Arts council eyes move to former Grove Park center

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 - ELFERS — Vacant for nearly six years, the halls of Grove Park Community Center soon could become the new home for Pasco Fine Arts Council.

Dental office on wheels to hit the road in September

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 -

Pasco County public health officials hope to bring smiles to the faces of youngsters with a project to launch this fall.

NPR delays new rules on parking cars in yards

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 -

A long line of residents split in their opinions of proposed regulations on parking vehicles in yards of homes before City Council members were scheduled to cast a f...

County leaders brainstorm potential fixes for Colonial Hills

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 - HOLIDAY — Pasco County officials are brainstorming ideas to help Colonial Hills subdivision.

Contributions to benefit active and retired K9 police dogs

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 -

Every K9 dog will have his day if residents donate to a fund throughout June to help buy supplies for the canine police officers and aid retired K9s.

NPR wishes happy trails to Grey Preserve visitors

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Mayor Rob Marlowe and city officials were pleased that so many people appeared for Walk in the Park, at the James E. Grey Preserve, given the poor condition of unpaved Plathe Road west of Rowan Road...

Pasco projects in limbo until state budget resolved

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 -

Several Pasco County projects and priorities remain on the bubble until state lawmakers can finalize a budget at the special legislative session that began this week...