Orth, Carl

Suncoast News

A stitch in time to provide warmth

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 -

Members of this group keep themselves in stitches in more ways than one.

NPR sets restrictions for mass meals in parks

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 -

What would Jesus do for the poor and hungry, protestors asked the City Council.

NPR building links to create trail network

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 -

Joggers, bicyclists and walkers may have a hard time finding happy trails in the city because its multiuse paths come to dead ends.

Stalled NPR Main Street Landing project to restart

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 -

As Main Street Land developer Ken McGurn acknowledged in April, “We’ve been beating our heads against the wall for a long time.

Pasco Fine Arts Council to showcase new home

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 -

Vacant for some six years, the halls of former Grove Park Community Center have become the new home for Pasco Fine Arts Council.

Habitat for Humanity aids SPCA Suncoast improvements

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Wagging tails tell the tale among pets rescued by the staff at the SPCA Suncoast animal adoption center.

NPR Rotary Salute to Veterans pays tribute to 155 retired members

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Never forget the service and sacrifices of veterans, officials of Rotary Club of New Port Richey vow. The club’s Salute to Veterans treated some 155 retired members of the armed forces to lun...

NPR City Council adds online viewing option

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 -

Getting ready for their close-ups, City Council members now will appear live through video streaming on the city website.

Surge of rental homes impact neighborhoods, experts say

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The Great Recession swelled the number of homes converted to rentals, with community leaders still dealing with the impact, people attending a meeting of the Council of Neighborhood Associations wer...

NPR might scale back recreation center upgrades

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 -

City officials got a workout in expressing opinions about possibly scaling back fitness center expansion at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Paving of Plathe Road segment completed

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 -

The newly paved Plathe Road west of Rowan Road no longer will provide a torture test of car shock absorbers for visitors traveling to the James E. Grey Preserve.

Volunteers dramatize challenges for blind

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 -

Honk if you support blind or visually impaired pedestrians, demonstrators urged at a recent event.

Ridge Road section widening nears end

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 -

Almost two years of construction are wrapping up soon on the project to widen Ridge Road to four lanes east of Little Road.

Grey Preserve holds inaugural Zombie Fun Run

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The zombies will get you if you don’t watch out! The first Zombie Fun Run created an obstacle course along a trail at Grey Preserve so that youngsters tried to earn prizes by dodging voluntee...

Tours provide peek at Hacienda makeover

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Tours inside the Hacienda hotel on Saturday created quite a buzz, in more ways than expected. About 1,000 residents showed up, eager to catch a glimpse inside the historic landmark, organizers report.

Coalition Pasco Rebuilds Together launches

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 -

A coalition that is aiming to fix hundreds of homes that still have damage from the torrential rains in July and August was launched Friday.

New group shines light on plight of ‘hidden hungry’

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 -

About one in six senior residents of Pasco County does not know where the next meal will come. The leaders of the not-for-profit Feeding Pasco’s Elderly want...

Art walk might be gallery’s last hurrah

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 -

Once Autumn Art Walk concluded Saturday, supporters of the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery may have walked off into the sunset for the final time.

Veterans receive free dental care

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 -

Some 75 veterans had plenty to smile about after the inaugural Stars, Stripes and Smiles event.

WatchDOGS assist Schrader Elementary students

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 -

They are called the “Heroes of the Hallway” at Schrader Elementary — father-figure volunteers who assist the youngsters while providing a role m...

National Night Out attracts big crowd

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 -

The 2015 National Night Out drew hundreds of parents and children for some family fun, free samples and small prizes with a carnival atmosphere.

Survivor shares her dating violence ordeal

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 -

Losing consciousness, Melissa Dohme believed she would likely die as she heard emergency responders summon a medical transport helicopter to rush her to a hospital.<...

Proposed U.S. 19 upgrades gaining supporters

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Area business leaders are hitting the road to boost support for a makeover of U.S. 19, although they still have many miles to go in their journey to secure upgrades that could start next year.

Cotee River Bike Fest set to return every October

Monday, Oct 12, 2015 -

The 2015 Cotee River Bike Fest helped cement New Port Richey’s reputation as the “Most Biker Friendly City in America,” organizers said.

CVC supplies basics for homeless students

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 -

Homeless and underprivileged students are getting a boost through Community Volunteer Corps, which supplies a constant stream of hygiene kits and backpacks with supp...

Number cruncher by day, wordsmith by night

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 -

By day, Mario Iezzoni crunches many numbers as the economic development director for the city of New Port Richey.

Intervention saves two sick, injured dogs

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Hands and Paws for Pasco appeals to its rescue angels to give sick and injured dogs a second chance at life.

‘Mayor’ founded casual weight-loss club

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 -

All Tammy Carr wanted to do was shed a lot of pounds after her weight had mushroomed.

Stand Down emphasizes solidarity with veterans

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 -

The nonprofit One Community Now lived up to its name organizing the three-day Stand Down that attracted hundreds of veterans and their supporters.

Main Street Landing could convert to apartments

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 -

Started in 2004, the stalled Main Street Landing project could be completed under a tentative agreement reached this summer between the developer and city officials....

Plans develop to interconnect trails in three counties

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 -

The wheels are turning to interconnect trails for bicyclists and pedestrians between Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

Republicans denounce big jump in minimum wage

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - Some Republicans believe a drastically higher minimum wage could backfire.

Murphy accepts Minimum Wage Challenge

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - With a minimum wage in Florida at $8.05 an hour, state Rep. Amanda Murphy and 17 other Democrats statewide accepted a challenge to live for a week themselves...

Main Street transformations coming in October

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 -

Greater New Port Richey Main Street has gone through several major makeovers duringits 25 years, with another transformation coming in October.