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Three firms apply for NPR business grants

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 -

Business incentive grants already have attracted three applicants shortly after the city of New Port Richey relaunched the program.

NPR restaurateur from Nigeria offers recipe for success

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 -

When the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce was looking for a location to help launch its Recipe for Success membership drive, Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge provided th...

Line dancing group steps up every Thursday

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 -

The joy of line dancing lives on for Joy Garofalo.

Pasco Fine Arts Council moving to new site

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 -

Vacant for some six years, the halls of Grove Park Community Center are becoming the home for Pasco Fine Arts Council.

NPR holds inaugural Community Art Show

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A large crowd gathered last week to see winner of the Mayor’s Choice medal in New Port Richey’s inaugural Community Art Show last week.

Premier readies Hudson area clinic for opening

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

After several false starts during the past five years, Premier Community HealthCare Group is preparing its Hudson clinic to see its first patients on Aug. 31.

Some mighty ‘Big’ shoes to fill

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

Dan Wright was a burly guy, so his oldest grandchild nicknamed him Big Daddy. Many people simply started calling the founder of Dan Wright Corp. “Big.”...

Cities to zoom ahead on spiffing up image of U.S. 19

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 -

Despite some bumps in the road, the U.S. 19 median landscaping project is moving forward with grants to both Port Richey and New Port Richey.

Tampabay Cat Alliance pleads for donations

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 -

Calamities have challenged Tampabay Cat Alliance, but founder Alison Buckley is determined to make the most of the shelter’s new location.

School supplies delivered to Richey Elementary School

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 -

Some Richey Elementary School students will get a head start when they return to classrooms next week, thanks to a school supplies drive.

Kitty Kabana open again at shelter WITH VIDEO

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 -

SPCA Suncoast rescues animals, but the nonprofit pet shelter needed rescuing last year during a financial crisis, officials say.

Activists would prefer NPR to leave trees alone

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 -

During early stages of construction at Sims Park, local environmental activists raised an alarm about what appeared to them to be clear-cutting trees from the site t...

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Stuff the Bus campaign

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Despite soggy skies, United Way of Pasco County volunteers gathered a lot of items during the 2016 Stuff the Bus for Teachers campaign, held at 15 Publix and Wal-Mart stores.

Two condo projects take shape in West Pasco

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A developer is building two condominium projects in the New Port Richey area.
Construction is proceeding rapidly on the addition to Regency Palms near Main and Oelsner streets within the city.

United Way starts relief fund, community aid stations open in hardest-hit areas

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Not since Tropical Storm Debby raced through the area in June 2012 has Pasco County experienced such wide-scale flooding and evacuations like the past few weeks, according to emergency management of...

Rasmussen College helps spruce up Red Apple site

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 -

Paint brushes in hand, Rasmussen College employees and students from the New Port Richey campus spruced up Red Apple Adult Training Center by painting several rooms....

Green Commerce Association spreads sustainability message

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 -

Supporters gave a green thumbs up to the Green Commerce Association during its inaugural mini-expo and mixer at Sun Toyota in Holiday.

Make some noise to help prevent crime

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 -

Alan Wilkett’s massive dog, Scorpious, tips the scales at 109 pounds. Yet Pasco Sheriff’s Office corporal’s rugged Doberman pinscher rarely barks, except...

K-9 team puts on show for tax collector staff WITH VIDEO

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 -

When it comes to battling crime, K-9 police dogs have proven their effectiveness, as well as finding lost children and adults, officials say.

Pasco officials take tour of Colonial Hills

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 - HOLIDAY — Colonial Hills leaders are heeding the old adage that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch when it comes to run-down homes.

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.

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.

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...