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Christian grade school could buy former clubhouse

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 -

The former Colonial Hills Civic Association clubhouse is on the verge of joining the long list of community gathering places that have shut down or converted to other uses.<...

NPR reviewing paving bids for road to Grey Preserve

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 -

The James E. Grey Preserve does not have a roller coaster, but many visitors have encountered a thrill ride bouncing along an unpaved section of Plathe Road to reach...

Veterans Alternative Therapy Center plans grand opening

Friday, May 22, 2015 -

With help from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis and other leaders, Veterans Alternative Therapy Center will mark its grand opening on Memorial Day.

Youngsters face greatest risks of drowning

Friday, May 22, 2015 -

With the Memorial Day holiday weekend coming, water safety for children – and adults – will take on added importance, Julio Vega of Gills Family YMCA stressed T...

Many residents still unaware of hurricane evac zones, officials say

Friday, May 22, 2015 -

With the hurricane season looming, Pasco County officials intend to unveil plans next week to help residents prepare for storms.

Players get their kicks helping charity

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -

Doug Saxon wanted to put some extra “fun” into fundraising.

PR considers ending AC, house construction grants

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -

Subsidies for residents who need air conditioning systems and for commercial projects to build houses could come to an end.

Hacienda renovation project kicking into gear

Friday, May 15, 2015 -

With much fanfare on Feb. 10, New Port Richey city officials and developers cut the ribbon on a project to restore the Hacienda landmark into a boutique hotel.

Letter carriers collect 241,700 pounds of food

Friday, May 15, 2015 -

Postal Service letter carriers delivered on a pledge to help feed hungry people in the community.

Awareness month stresses drivers, motorcyclists share roads

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -

Florida Highway Patrol reports of fatal accidents in recent months detail hazards facing motorcyclists and their passengers while traveling on area roads.

NPR plans multi-use path along Marine Parkway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -

Marine Parkway will gain a wide, paved path for pedestrians and bicyclists as New Port Richey officials move ahead on projects they hope eventually could link Pinell...

Power of prayer touted at NPR observance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -

Scores of people gathered Thursday outside the West Pasco Government Center to observe the National Day of Prayer.

Locke Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team get early send-off

Monday, May 11, 2015 - ELFERS — Families, friends and supporters gave a rousing early sendoff Thursday evening to the Mittye P. Locke Elementary School students who will represent their school in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Mic...

Special hearing Wednesday for stalled NPR downtown project

Friday, May 8, 2015 -

Officials often have trumpeted how downtown appears to be on the verge of a renaissance with new restaurants and businesses.

Golf carts can now share some Port Richey streets

Thursday, May 7, 2015 -

Word is getting out slowly, but some 10 intrepid golf cart drivers have applied to the city for permission to drive their carts on select streets.

Choclatier celebrates 30th year in business

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -

How sweet it is for Michelle Palisi.

Students misunderstand hazards of e-smoking, SWAT leader says

Monday, May 4, 2015 -

Student crusaders against tobacco don’t want to see their hard work go up in smoke.

Volleyball championship series rocks Holiday rec center

Friday, May 1, 2015 -

The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday got loud – VERY LOUD – as a recreational volleyball league for teens and youngsters held its championship game...

Awareness month to shine light on mental health

Friday, May 1, 2015 - TRINITY — National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will hold a fundraising Happy Days Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 16, at the New Port Richey Elks Lodge as part of a wellness campaign in conjunction with Medical Cente...

Cotee River seafood festival packs Sims Park area

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 -

Crowds mobbed Sims Park and Orange Lake last weekend for three days of fun and feasting at the Cotee River Seafood, Blues Festival and Boat Show.

Pregnancy center appeals for funds for air conditioner

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 -

With summer-like temperatures and humidity of late, now is not a good time for an air conditioner to conk out.

Official: Pasco charter issue to stir ‘passionate’ debate

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - Many familiar questions arose among Holiday-area residents during a Monday night presentation about the proposal for a charter form of government for Pasco County.

Bowling teammates honor woman on 100th birthday

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Amelia McFarland took a break from bowling to be honored by her teammates — on her 100th birthday.

Main Street Landing apartment plan offered

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A new proposal would convert the vacant Main Street Landing buildings, on the Pithlachascotee River, into mostly rental apartments, with the possibilities of a limited amount of commercial space and...

New NPR police K-9 named for slain Tarpon officer

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — One of two new New Port Richey Police Department K-9 dogs was named to honor the memory of slain Tarpon Springs police officer Charles Kondek.

Renaming U.S. 19 in West Pasco urged

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 -

U.S. 19 carries such a bad reputation that business and real estate leaders here want to rename a section of it as part of a revitalization project.

Free medical care clinic reaches quarter-century milestone

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 -

From very humble origins in 1990, Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco staff and supporters recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of free medical care for needy ...

Florida natives celebrate fifth generation born here

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 -

In a state where 20-year residents gain semi-native status, one family recently celebrated a rarity when the fifth consecutive generation was born in Florida.

Conceptual drawings outline overhauled Sims Park

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

Consultants insisted the first phase of rebuilding Sims Park will conclude by the end of the year as New Port Richey City Council members saw conceptual drawings bef...

Surge in donations could give reprieve to senior clinic

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

Nearly 400 patients who can’t afford health insurance could still have the option to go to the CARES Senior Health Clinic if a reprieve materializes.

Medical Center of Trinity begins $7 million expansion

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 - TRINITY — Built just three years ago, Medical Center of Trinity has begun a $7 million expansion project to fill what its adminstrators say is a need in the community for care of newborns.

PACE gets its first government internship

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 -

Carrie, a PACE School for Girls student, could be among the very few teens here that can explain the charter form of government that Pasco officials are now studying...

PACE School for Girls moves into larger facility

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 -

A large banner reads “PACE, Where Girls Can Rock,” near the entrance of the new location of PACE School for Girls.

NPR might remove four of nine red-light cameras

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 -

City council members and staff signaled growing displeasure with the cost and diminishing effectiveness of some of the cameras that capture video of drivers violatin...

Colonial Hills makes appeal for help with problems

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 -

Dozens of county officials and sheriff’s deputies walked a mile in the other person’s shoes Thursday during a tour of Colonial Hills.

Good Samaritan Health Clinic marking first 25 years

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — As next week’s 25th anniversary event attests, even with the Affordable Care Act, the Good Samaritan Clinic still fills the needs of many low-income residents who can’t afford health ...

Fees on unpaid traffic tickets to be waived April 18

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 -

Operation Green Light will waive a 25 percent surcharge on unpaid traffic tickets or overdue court fines and fees for one day only on April 18.

Pasco public health chief sees slow, steady progress

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 -

After the 2015 County Health Rankings were released last week, “You couldn’t have made this up,” was Pasco Health Department Administrator Mike...

Shelter manager: SPCA Suncoast exits ‘pause mode’

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Perry Bean, who has taken the job of shelter manager at the SPCA Suncoast, says the animal welfare organization has emerged from a “pause mode” that allowed needed repairs to its facil...