Orth, Carl

Suncoast News

Chasco Elementary student gets prizes for severe weather poster

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 -

Maria Flavia Bustinza appeared a bit thunderstruck at times by all the attention lavished on her last week.

State lawmakers Murphy, Latvala outline goals

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -

Deploring a shift toward stalemate and gridlock in the state Legislature, both state Sen. Jack Latvala and state Rep. Amanda Murphy described goals to an audience at...

Ultimate slowpoker takes shortcut on local street

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 -

Many West Pasco drivers get frustrated with slow traffic on area streets, especially as they dodge more of the ultimate slow pokers – turtles – that might ...

Food charity breakfast fundraiser draws 400

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The Volunteer Way food charity acknowledged the help of its volunteers at a fundraising breakfast.

Golf carts to become legal on parts of some NPR streets

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 -

Golf cart owners can upgrade their vehicles to travel on city streets when New Port Richey allows them on certain roads starting June 1.

Scott delivers GOP pep talk during NPR speech

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Gov. Rick Scott touted Florida economic progress and urged Republican Party unity during a speech Tuesday during the Pasco County Reagan Dinner.

Colonial Hills plans neighborhood tour Friday as progress report

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 -

Falling on Earth Day, the next Colonial Hills neighborhood walking and bus tour April 22 will provide a report card of sorts on revitalization efforts in the sprawling, Hol...

Firm gives house calls a high-tech makeover

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — From a 17-year-old quadriplegic to a woman 103 years old, Mobile Physician Services is coordinating house calls from its New Port Richey base.

IHOP restaurant in Hudson shutters its doors

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 -

The U.S. 19 corridor in the Hudson area is evolving, with the IHOP restaurant recently closing its doors.

Cat group spreading word about new home

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 -

Like nomadic cats, the Tampabay Cat Alliance has roamed West Pasco the past few years looking for the best location for its cat adoption center.

FDOT: U.S. 19 work end in sight, ‘weather permiting’

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 -

Drivers along U.S. 19 north of State Road 52 at first might have thought they were seeing a mirage — all six lanes reopened in much of the construction zone.

Dogs give hearty paws up to dog park expansion

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 -

If dogs had their own rating system, like movie reviewers, they would probably give the expanded Anclote Gulf Park dog park a rating of five “woofs” out of fiv...

Voting begins soon on new name for U.S. 19

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 -

If 650 entries are any gauge, many Pasco residents believe U.S. 19 needs a major makeover, starting with a new name.

Bilirakis, Nocco, Simpson face queries at Town Hall meeting

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 -

Beacon Woods residents quizzed U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Sheriff Chris Nocco and state Sen. Wilton Simpson on a wide range of topics at a town hall meeting last week.

Castriota Chevrolet unveils expansion

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 -

Now that a multimillion-dollar expansion of Castriota Chevrolet has concluded, owners Tom and Anita Castriota say they also hope to celebrate soon the end of construction alo...

Promotional video features Sims Park playground

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 -

The redesigned Sims Park playground is getting ready for its closeup.

Operation Predator checks addresses of sex offenders

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 -

Trust but verify, President Ronald Reagan often declared during negotiations over nuclear disaramament in the 1980s with the former Soviet Union.

Pasco pitches Ridge Road extension to federal officials

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 -

A “great” lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., will pave the way for the long-delayed Ridge Road extension to Suncoast Parkway, Commissioner Mike Wells hop...

Pasco up to 37th on state health rankings

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 -

Like a doctor’s prescription showing results, Pasco County health leaders are seeing progress toward healthier residents, although obesity remains a persisten...

Horseback therapy program gets $9,300 boost

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The Kiddy Up Ranch equine therapy program has received more than $9,300 contributed by Pasco Tax Collector’s Office customers.

O’Neill: ‘Right time’ to resign as PR city manager

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - PORT RICHEY — Saying little more than it is “the right time,” Tom O’Neill is resigning as city manager.

State grant could hasten $400,000 NPR boat ramp project

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 -

Despite an estimated price tag of about $400,000, City Council members last week gave the command for full speed ahead to apply for a state grant for boat ramp upgra...

Chinese artist extols virtues of tea

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 -

Once while painting in Guizhou province, in a mountainous portion of southwestern China that is one of the country’s poorest regions, artist and tea connoisse...

Hunger Walk raises more than $71,000 for children WITH VIDEO

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 -

When asked to step up for a good cause, 702 people did not hesitate to do laps around the Gulf High School track Saturday.

Nonprofit disaster group to hold event Saturday

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 -

A nonprofit group that helps needy people facing disaster recovery will “Raise the Roof” at a Saturday event so it can repair roofs and other flood d...