Orth, Carl

Suncoast News

Pasco considering mandatory cat licensing

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -

The days of cats unfettered by licensing requirements could end in the near future if Pasco County requires pet owners to get licenses for felines.

Salt Springs State Park improvements loom

Friday, May 13, 2016 -

State officials kick-started a dormant construction project to add $1.7 million of improvements to Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.

Odyssey of Mind group previews Aesop’s Fables play for fans

Thursday, May 12, 2016 -

Odyssey of the Mind team members from Mittye P. Locke Elementary School treated their fans and sponsors to a sneak preview of the original play they will perform at World Fin...

Private school students urge people to soar to new heights

Thursday, May 12, 2016 -

Breaking chains and soaring skyward like a butterfly were messages delivered at a Holocaust Remembrance Day event at a New Port Richey private school.

Federal drug control czar joins local panel discussion

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -

More Americans die from substance abuse than car accidents each year, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis emphasized during the drug control panel discussion he convened last we...

Tours of Colonial Hills area show progress in past year

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - HOLIDAY — What a difference a year can make, many community leaders marveled on a recent tour of Colonial Hills Civic Association to observe progress.

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...