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New Port Richey OKs Another $1 Million for Water Meters

submitted 1 day ago by in Agriculture Local News

New Port Richey City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve nearly $928,530.85 to complete the second phase of water meter replacements. The project is expected to be completed by October 2015. The city currently has 10,240 commercial and residential water meters which require replacement. The new water meters allow for wireless transmission of water usage […]

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NPR Police Dog Named to Honor Fallen Tarpon Officer Kondek

submitted 2 days ago by in Crime Local News

New Port Richey Police Chief Kim Bogart introduced canine officer “Charlie K” at Tuesday’s council meeting, named in honor of fallen Tarpon Police Officer Charles Kondek. The dog was named by well known funeral director Tom Dobies of Dobies Funeral Home after having donated the dog to the department. Officer Kondek was killed in the […]

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Large Rain Totals Bring Pithlachascotee River Into Flood

submitted 2 days ago by in Ecology Local

Higher than normal rain totals for early 2015 have brought the levels of the Cotee River in New Port Richey beyond its banks. In the up-river areas near Frances Avenue park, East of the Madison Avenue and Grand Boulevard bridges, measurements indicate that the river’s level is two feet above the flood plain. New Port […]

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Gulf Middle Students Celebrate Earth Day in Local Community Gardens

submitted 2 days ago by in Agriculture Ecology Education Local

New Port Richey, FL – April 23 – Students from Gulf Middle School made a small trek Wednesday to celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, with a local gardener. The students, part of a science class at the school, were able to see a working community garden that produces food for the local economy. Eggplants, collard […]

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Foundation boosts CARES Senior Health Clinic

submitted 2 days ago by in Businesses Local

The Suncoast News reports that the CARES Health Clinic at the Claude Pepper Senior Center in New Port Richey has received a grant to match donations made up to $21,000. The Center is seeking donations to help benefit from the grant.

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Hacienda Fountain Restored to Working Order

submitted 2 days ago by in Local News

Public Works employees restored the fountain at the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey to working order this week. The Hacienda is moving closer to a renovation as part of an economic deal between the city and developers interested in opening the Hacienda as a boutique hotel. The renovations are supported by a $1 […]

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Main Street Landing Developer McGurn Asks NPR Council for Tax Financing, $118,000

submitted 3 days ago by in Businesses Local News

Economic Development Director Mario Iezzoni and Developer Ken McGurn presented a proposal last night to the New Port Richey City Council for an incentive package to spur development at the much maligned “Main Street Landing” site on the west side of the Cotee River on Main Street. The project has been at a standstill since 2007 […]

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Rob Marlowe: A Big Council Agenda on April 21

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local News Political

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings in New Port Richey. This week he’s talking about tonight’s upcoming City Council meeting that covers a large array of topics from the city’s embattled CRA and the Main Street Landing Project, to fix-up grants for residents.

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No Dates Set for Removal of NPR Red Light Cameras

submitted 5 days ago by in Crime Local

US19 will continue to have operational red light cameras in New Port Richey for the near term. According to a public records request, it is “not yet determined which cameras will be removed” from intersections on the highway. The City of New Port Richey currently operates red light cameras at the following intersections: Northbound US […]

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TBO: Pasco to Consider Recycling Changes

submitted 5 days ago by in Local News

The Pasco Tribune reports that Pasco County is considering changes to its recycling program based on the recommendations of coordinator Jennifer Seney.

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Weather Report – April 20, 2015

submitted 5 days ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 20, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Slight Cooling Possible This Week Bringing Temperatures Close to Normal Rain Likely Early in Week  74 degrees at 4:00 AM, April 19, 2015 Historic Average (for 4/20): […]

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Farm Report – April 20, 2015

submitted 5 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 20, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community For the full Farm Report, go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_0513f1cb2c694d848ad2da12f3658896.pdf Seedings: Cucumber (Nippon SK, 35), Marigold, 18; Cilantro, 18; Garden Starts: okra, sweet potatoes Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, loquats, Vermipost: 15 lbs. […]

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NPR Schedules Spring Cleanup Day for June 20

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

The City of New Port Richey is to hold a Spring Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Dumpsters will be placed at the following locations: Frances Avenue Park off of Louisiana Avenue. The former Old River Road Church property located at 6131 South River Road. Paper Shredding […]

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New Port Richey Police Officers Receive Commendation for 2012 Arrest

submitted 1 week ago by in Crime Local

Three New Port Richey Police officers were presented awards by the United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Council yesterday. Master Patrol Officer Edward Campbell, Detective Greg Williams, and Lieutenant Mike Anderson at a special ceremony April 16 in Tampa for their crucial roles in the high-profile arrest of Roy Antigua in 2012. In July […]

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NPR Police Report Downtown Burglary at Estela’s

submitted 1 week ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police say a white male entered Estela’s restaurant at around 3:20 am on April 11th. Several items were reported stolen. Estela’s is a popular restaurant in downtown New Port Richey serving mexican fare. Here is the full text from the New Port Richey Police Department’s Facebook page. BURGLARY Estela’s Mexican Restaurant, 5706 […]

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City’s Environmental Committee to Present Film on Urban Farming

submitted 1 week ago by in Ecology Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY (April 16, 2015) – The City of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee will present a film on urban farming at the New Port Richey Public Library (5939  Main Street, corner of Madison and Main) in downtown New Port Richey on Monday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. Titled “Growing Cities,” presenting this film […]

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Cotee River Seafood & Blues Festival – April 24-26

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The Cotee River Seafood & Blues Festival returns to New Port Richey on the weekend of April 24, 25 and 26th. The festival will take place at Sims Park in New Port Richey and will feature Arts & Crafts, a Boat Show, Kayaking and Canoe demos. The Sunset & Corvette club will be on hand […]

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Donut Dash at Gulf High School to Benefit Veteran’s Park Educational Splash Pad

submitted 1 week ago by in Charity Events Local

Pasco County and Investigation Station are holding a “Donut Dash” fundraiser at Gulf High School on April 18th. The event is a relay race with a doughnut eating competition as part of the event. Each participant will eat three doughnuts prior to racing around the track. Sign-ups on site start at 8 AM and the […]

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Richey Community Orchestra to Present “Lullaby of Broadway” on April 19

submitted 1 week ago by in Arts Local

The next concert by the Richey Community Orchestra is Sunday, April 19, 2015 when the Orchestra presents “Lullaby of Broadway”. With all its glitter, imagination, rhythmic beat and dazzling diversity, Broadway represents the pinnacle of live entertainment in America. This show is jam-packed with the best from the Great White Way. Performing with the orchestra […]

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Weather Report – April 14 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 13, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Back to Above Normal Heat 90s last week, more to come this week 73 degrees at 4:30 AM, April 11, 2015 Historic Average (for 4/13): 80 HIGH, […]

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Farm Report – April 14, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 13, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community For the full Farm Report, go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_839a5d0915cf477b878028887ecaf98e.pdf Seedings: Peppers none this week Garden Starts: Okra: Star of David, Hill Country Red, Red Burgundy, Silver Queen. Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, […]

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NPR Environmental Committee Schedules Public Movie Night “Growing Cities”

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

Members of New Port Richey’s environmental committee are inviting members of the public to a 45 minute showing of an information film called “Growing Cities.” The film highlights efforts in other cities to bring urban agriculture into development planning as part of mixed-use zoning. More information about the topic will be available at the event […]

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New Port Richey to Announce New Fire Chief this Week

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

According to a weekly report from the New Port Richey City Manager’s office, the city is in the process of interviewing candidates to fill the Fire Chief position left by retiring chief Alex Onishenko. Onishenko had been with the City for 26 years and had been Chief for a little more than three years. City Manager […]

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Florida Loquat Festival Draws Visitors From All Over Tampa Bay

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (April 14, 2015) – The annual Florida Loquat Festival took place on April 4 at the Market Off Main in New Port Richey. Hosted by Ecology Florida, Friendship Farms & Fare, and the Market Off Main, organizers discovered that they may be the only group actually presenting an annual loquat festival […]

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Rob Marlowe: Election Day Plus One Year

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events around town. This week he’s talking about the progress he has seen in New Port Richey since his election last April.

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NPRPD Seeks Information on Robbery off Congress Ave

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey  Police say a masked man robbed an adult entertainment shop on April 1st, and they are seeking information about the robbery from the public. Police say the man was armed with a handgun. On April 1, 2015, at approximately 2343 hours, a light complected male, 6’0″ to 6’4″, dressed in black, face covered, […]

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Movie Night at Gulf High School

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting Movie Night at Gulf High School on Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m. at Gulf High School located at 5355 School Road in New Port Richey.  The feature presentation will be The Lorax. There is no charge for this event; however concessions will be available […]

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Rob Marlowe: The Arts – Movies & Video

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings around town. This week he’s talking about film and video in New Port Richey as entertainment and for business!

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Weather Report – April 6, 2015

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 6, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 70 degrees at 2:00 AM, April 6, 2015 Weekly Weather Report Back to Above Normal Heat Look for 90s by late week  Historic Average (for 4/6): 79 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather […]

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Farm Report – April 6, 2015

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 6, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  For the full Farm Report, go to: http://www.fffsite.org/ Seedlings: Peppers (Buran, 35), Tomato (Tropic, 54), Parsley (Italian, 54), “Spinach” (Red Malabar, 54).  Garden Starts: Okra: Star of David, Hill Country Red, Red […]

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New Port Richey OKs Another $1 Million for Water Meters

submitted 1 day ago by in Agriculture Local News

New Port Richey City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve nearly $928,530.85 to complete the second phase of water meter replacements. The project is expected to be completed by October 2015. The city currently has 10,240 commercial and residential water meters which require replacement. The new water meters allow for wireless transmission of water usage […]

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NPR Police Dog Named to Honor Fallen Tarpon Officer Kondek

submitted 2 days ago by in Crime Local News

New Port Richey Police Chief Kim Bogart introduced canine officer “Charlie K” at Tuesday’s council meeting, named in honor of fallen Tarpon Police Officer Charles Kondek. The dog was named by well known funeral director Tom Dobies of Dobies Funeral Home after having donated the dog to the department. Officer Kondek was killed in the […]

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Large Rain Totals Bring Pithlachascotee River Into Flood

submitted 2 days ago by in Ecology Local

Higher than normal rain totals for early 2015 have brought the levels of the Cotee River in New Port Richey beyond its banks. In the up-river areas near Frances Avenue park, East of the Madison Avenue and Grand Boulevard bridges, measurements indicate that the river’s level is two feet above the flood plain. New Port […]

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Gulf Middle Students Celebrate Earth Day in Local Community Gardens

submitted 2 days ago by in Agriculture Ecology Education Local

New Port Richey, FL – April 23 – Students from Gulf Middle School made a small trek Wednesday to celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, with a local gardener. The students, part of a science class at the school, were able to see a working community garden that produces food for the local economy. Eggplants, collard […]

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Foundation boosts CARES Senior Health Clinic

submitted 2 days ago by in Businesses Local

The Suncoast News reports that the CARES Health Clinic at the Claude Pepper Senior Center in New Port Richey has received a grant to match donations made up to $21,000. The Center is seeking donations to help benefit from the grant.

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Hacienda Fountain Restored to Working Order

submitted 2 days ago by in Local News

Public Works employees restored the fountain at the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey to working order this week. The Hacienda is moving closer to a renovation as part of an economic deal between the city and developers interested in opening the Hacienda as a boutique hotel. The renovations are supported by a $1 […]

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Main Street Landing Developer McGurn Asks NPR Council for Tax Financing, $118,000

submitted 3 days ago by in Businesses Local News

Economic Development Director Mario Iezzoni and Developer Ken McGurn presented a proposal last night to the New Port Richey City Council for an incentive package to spur development at the much maligned “Main Street Landing” site on the west side of the Cotee River on Main Street. The project has been at a standstill since 2007 […]

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Rob Marlowe: A Big Council Agenda on April 21

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local News Political

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings in New Port Richey. This week he’s talking about tonight’s upcoming City Council meeting that covers a large array of topics from the city’s embattled CRA and the Main Street Landing Project, to fix-up grants for residents.

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No Dates Set for Removal of NPR Red Light Cameras

submitted 5 days ago by in Crime Local

US19 will continue to have operational red light cameras in New Port Richey for the near term. According to a public records request, it is “not yet determined which cameras will be removed” from intersections on the highway. The City of New Port Richey currently operates red light cameras at the following intersections: Northbound US […]

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TBO: Pasco to Consider Recycling Changes

submitted 5 days ago by in Local News

The Pasco Tribune reports that Pasco County is considering changes to its recycling program based on the recommendations of coordinator Jennifer Seney.

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Weather Report – April 20, 2015

submitted 5 days ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 20, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Slight Cooling Possible This Week Bringing Temperatures Close to Normal Rain Likely Early in Week  74 degrees at 4:00 AM, April 19, 2015 Historic Average (for 4/20): […]

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Farm Report – April 20, 2015

submitted 5 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 20, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community For the full Farm Report, go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_0513f1cb2c694d848ad2da12f3658896.pdf Seedings: Cucumber (Nippon SK, 35), Marigold, 18; Cilantro, 18; Garden Starts: okra, sweet potatoes Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, loquats, Vermipost: 15 lbs. […]

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NPR Schedules Spring Cleanup Day for June 20

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

The City of New Port Richey is to hold a Spring Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Dumpsters will be placed at the following locations: Frances Avenue Park off of Louisiana Avenue. The former Old River Road Church property located at 6131 South River Road. Paper Shredding […]

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New Port Richey Police Officers Receive Commendation for 2012 Arrest

submitted 1 week ago by in Crime Local

Three New Port Richey Police officers were presented awards by the United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Council yesterday. Master Patrol Officer Edward Campbell, Detective Greg Williams, and Lieutenant Mike Anderson at a special ceremony April 16 in Tampa for their crucial roles in the high-profile arrest of Roy Antigua in 2012. In July […]

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NPR Police Report Downtown Burglary at Estela’s

submitted 1 week ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police say a white male entered Estela’s restaurant at around 3:20 am on April 11th. Several items were reported stolen. Estela’s is a popular restaurant in downtown New Port Richey serving mexican fare. Here is the full text from the New Port Richey Police Department’s Facebook page. BURGLARY Estela’s Mexican Restaurant, 5706 […]

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City’s Environmental Committee to Present Film on Urban Farming

submitted 1 week ago by in Ecology Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY (April 16, 2015) – The City of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee will present a film on urban farming at the New Port Richey Public Library (5939  Main Street, corner of Madison and Main) in downtown New Port Richey on Monday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. Titled “Growing Cities,” presenting this film […]

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Cotee River Seafood & Blues Festival – April 24-26

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The Cotee River Seafood & Blues Festival returns to New Port Richey on the weekend of April 24, 25 and 26th. The festival will take place at Sims Park in New Port Richey and will feature Arts & Crafts, a Boat Show, Kayaking and Canoe demos. The Sunset & Corvette club will be on hand […]

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Donut Dash at Gulf High School to Benefit Veteran’s Park Educational Splash Pad

submitted 1 week ago by in Charity Events Local

Pasco County and Investigation Station are holding a “Donut Dash” fundraiser at Gulf High School on April 18th. The event is a relay race with a doughnut eating competition as part of the event. Each participant will eat three doughnuts prior to racing around the track. Sign-ups on site start at 8 AM and the […]

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Richey Community Orchestra to Present “Lullaby of Broadway” on April 19

submitted 1 week ago by in Arts Local

The next concert by the Richey Community Orchestra is Sunday, April 19, 2015 when the Orchestra presents “Lullaby of Broadway”. With all its glitter, imagination, rhythmic beat and dazzling diversity, Broadway represents the pinnacle of live entertainment in America. This show is jam-packed with the best from the Great White Way. Performing with the orchestra […]

no comments.
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Weather Report – April 14 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 13, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Back to Above Normal Heat 90s last week, more to come this week 73 degrees at 4:30 AM, April 11, 2015 Historic Average (for 4/13): 80 HIGH, […]

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Farm Report – April 14, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 13, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community For the full Farm Report, go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_839a5d0915cf477b878028887ecaf98e.pdf Seedings: Peppers none this week Garden Starts: Okra: Star of David, Hill Country Red, Red Burgundy, Silver Queen. Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, […]

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NPR Environmental Committee Schedules Public Movie Night “Growing Cities”

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

Members of New Port Richey’s environmental committee are inviting members of the public to a 45 minute showing of an information film called “Growing Cities.” The film highlights efforts in other cities to bring urban agriculture into development planning as part of mixed-use zoning. More information about the topic will be available at the event […]

no comments.
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New Port Richey to Announce New Fire Chief this Week

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

According to a weekly report from the New Port Richey City Manager’s office, the city is in the process of interviewing candidates to fill the Fire Chief position left by retiring chief Alex Onishenko. Onishenko had been with the City for 26 years and had been Chief for a little more than three years. City Manager […]

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Florida Loquat Festival Draws Visitors From All Over Tampa Bay

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (April 14, 2015) – The annual Florida Loquat Festival took place on April 4 at the Market Off Main in New Port Richey. Hosted by Ecology Florida, Friendship Farms & Fare, and the Market Off Main, organizers discovered that they may be the only group actually presenting an annual loquat festival […]

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    1

Rob Marlowe: Election Day Plus One Year

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events around town. This week he’s talking about the progress he has seen in New Port Richey since his election last April.

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    1

NPRPD Seeks Information on Robbery off Congress Ave

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey  Police say a masked man robbed an adult entertainment shop on April 1st, and they are seeking information about the robbery from the public. Police say the man was armed with a handgun. On April 1, 2015, at approximately 2343 hours, a light complected male, 6’0″ to 6’4″, dressed in black, face covered, […]

no comments.
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Movie Night at Gulf High School

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting Movie Night at Gulf High School on Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m. at Gulf High School located at 5355 School Road in New Port Richey.  The feature presentation will be The Lorax. There is no charge for this event; however concessions will be available […]

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Rob Marlowe: The Arts – Movies & Video

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings around town. This week he’s talking about film and video in New Port Richey as entertainment and for business!

no comments.
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Weather Report – April 6, 2015

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of April 6, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 70 degrees at 2:00 AM, April 6, 2015 Weekly Weather Report Back to Above Normal Heat Look for 90s by late week  Historic Average (for 4/6): 79 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather […]

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Farm Report – April 6, 2015

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of April 6, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  For the full Farm Report, go to: http://www.fffsite.org/ Seedlings: Peppers (Buran, 35), Tomato (Tropic, 54), Parsley (Italian, 54), “Spinach” (Red Malabar, 54).  Garden Starts: Okra: Star of David, Hill Country Red, Red […]

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