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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...

Transitional housing project to help Pasco homeless

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 -

With a kitchen project now complete, Metropolitan Ministries will renew its quest to build transitional housing at its Outreach Center in Holiday for families that need a pl...

Family tradition has filled Bishop Larkin classrooms for 25 years

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - PORT RICHEY — Much has changed in the 25 years since Bishop Larkin first opened its doors, especially technology, according to Sister Regina Ozuzu, its principal.

Port Richey to fix alcoholic beverage open container law

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 -

An omission in city codes has hindered Port Richey police officers from enforcing rules against open containers of alcoholic beverages in public places, interim Chief Ja...

PR narrows search for police chief to 4

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 -

While praising interim Chief James M. Gabbard on Tuesday night, Port Richey officials soon could interview four finalists vying to become the city’s permanent pol...

Jewish New Year observances begin Wednesday

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 -

With the start of the Jewish New Year looming, people can take time for introspection, review accomplishments and pledge to do more in the year ahead, says Rabbi Yossi Eber....

Painting marathon applies finishing touch to Volunteer Way

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Sixteen volunteers from businesses converged Friday to paint the new Volunteer Way food bank warehouse office space as the facility inches toward its oft-delayed opening.

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.

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