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Grey Preserve, a Walk in the Park with City Council – May 30th

submitted 2 days ago by in Events Local Political

New Port Richey’s Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a stroll with city council members through James E. Grey Preserve at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 30th. The park is located at 6938 Plathe Road. The event is titled “A Walk in the Park with Your City Council.” There is no charge for attending the […]

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Bike Path on Marine Parkway Earns $27,750 Approval

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

City Council approved $27,750 from Penny for Pasco funds for the design phase of a multi-use path on Marine Parkway in southern New Port Richey between U.S. 19 and Grand Boulevard. The path will lead directly to the former Community Hospital site which has been discussed as a potential Veterans Administration facility. The path will […]

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Gulf Middle School Gets a Makeover

submitted 3 days ago by in Education Local News

Volunteers, parents, students, and staff were out in force this weekend and last weekend at Gulf Middle School to help improve the image of the school and its students. Principal Jason Joens say that he’s making an effort to change the school “from the outside in.” Parent Involvement Coordinator Amy Marin reached out to NewsPortRichey […]

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Corey Ray Honored as ‘Officer of the Year’ by NPRPD

submitted 3 days ago by in Crime Local

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6180 awarded Officer Corey Ray with the “Policeman of the Year” award Sunday for his work with the department this year. Officer Ray is designated as a “community oriented” officer with the department, with an emphasis on community outreach. Officer Ray is credited with his dedication to community outreach and his […]

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Farm Report – May 18

submitted 4 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 18, 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_843d62df81fb46a9b6b4a7cc2a2c5ddf.pdf Seedings: None this week Garden Starts: okra Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, eggplant, cucumbers, okra Second Sweet Potato Shipment Planted 269 slips planted […]

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Weather – May 18

submitted 4 days ago by in Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of May 18, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report The Heat Goes On – and on  73 degrees at 4:30 AM, May 17, 2015   Historic Average (for 5/15): 87 HIGH, 70 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ See […]

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Local Magic Shop Features Magician Rocco Silano May 23

submitted 7 days ago by in Businesses Local

A magician who takes your breath away! Local magic shop Merlin’s Theater will host magician Rocco Silano on May 23rd with two shows, one at 4:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM. Rocco Silano is in a group of the greatest and most unique performers in the world. Rocco, a former resident of Wayne, NJ, has […]

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Reminder: Gulf Middle Cleanup Saturday

submitted 1 week ago by in Local Volunteering

A cleanup is scheduled at Gulf Middle School this Saturday, May 16th from 7:00 to 12:00 pm. Volunteers should meet in front of Gulf Middle School between 7:00am and 8:00am. The school will provide breakfast treats and juice, as well as plenty of water. Pizza from Leaning Tower will be served to volunteers around 12:00 pm. Volunteers are asked […]

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Movie Night: The Lego Movie

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting Family Movie Night on Saturday May 16th at 8:15 p.m. at the Recreation and Aquatic Center. The feature presentation will be The LEGO Movie.  There is no charge for this event; however concessions will be available for purchase. Please remember to bring chairs or […]

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Blighted Property Demolished at 6021 Louisiana Avenue

submitted 1 week ago by in Local

New Port Richey building officials demolished a structure at 6021 Louisiana Avenue last week under order from city council and the City’s “Slum and Blight” ordinance. Under the City’s ordinance, if a structure meets one or more of seven criteria, the structure can be designated as “blight” and ordered demolished. All of the criteria relate directly […]

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Weather Report – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of May 11, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Another Hot One This Week: Hotter Still — Look for 90s   70 degrees at 4:00 AM, May 10, 2015 Historic Average (for 5/8): 86 […]

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Farm Report – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 11, 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_167b7c08b9234c76b1acb5e61d6c2914.pdf For those keeping up with details on the project, the May 4 report is also available: See: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_7b9fa6fd6b894d91a7c9060e9d009ff6.pdf Seedings: Okra (Red Burgundy, 28; Hill […]

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Suncoast Women in Networking Meeting May 19

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Businesses Events Local

Port Richey, FL (May 5, 2015) – On Tuesday, May 19, Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) will hold an order-off-the-menu  lunch meeting at the Cheryl Lee’s Family Restaurant, 7045  Ridge Road in Port Richey, which is located in the Publix shopping center (corner of Regency and Ridge). Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting […]

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Gulf Middle School Receives Parent Involvement Award

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Education Local News

Gulf Middle School and its administration have recently been awarded the Florida Department of Education Parent Teacher Association’s Regional “Parent and Community Involvement Award” for their work in establishing their Watch DOGS project on campus this school year. The school and its administration will be honored at a July 18 PTA conference in Tarpon Springs. […]

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Book Discussion with Local Author – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Arts Events Local Religion

  What: Book discussion with local author! When: Monday, May 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Where:New Port Richey Public Library – 5939 Main St, New Port Richey, 34652 This book offers an exposition of the relationship of religion and culture with a focus on the unique form of this relationship in the West (Europe and America). […]

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New Port Richey to Send Debtors to Collections

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council unanimously approved a program Tuesday to pursue outstanding debts from code enforcement, water/sewer, and road assessments. Debts that have been outstanding for longer than six months will be subject to the program. The program will initially offer amnesty settlements to residents with outstanding fines who come forward to pay the […]

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Recycling Center Moved to Port Richey

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local News

Pasco County has decided to move the recycling center located on Pine Hill Road to the Embassy Waste Water Treatment Plant. The plant is located just north of Embassy Boulevard on Crabtree Lane in Port Richey. This site is now the closest accessible recycling center for New Port Richey residents. Another site was also opened […]

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NPRPD Arrests Man for Posing as Vet

submitted 2 weeks ago by in aggregated Crime Local

10News reports that New Port Richey Police have arrested a man in connection with posing as and providing services as a veterinarian without a license.

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Weather Report – May 4

submitted 2 weeks 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 Slightly Cooler Temperatures At Start of Week Quick Warm Up by Mid-Week 64 degrees at 3:00 AM, May 2, 2015 Historic Average (for 5/1): 84 HIGH, 66 […]

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Farm Report – May 4

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 4, 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/ (Star of David, 54; Silver Queen 54), Watermelon (Stone Mountain,27; Chris Cross, 33), Eggplant (Florida High Bush, 54; Rosa Bianca, 54), Basil (Genovese, 24) […]

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Hacienda Rehab Planned to Begin July 31 – End April 30, 2016

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Reconstruction and restoration of the Hacienda Hotel in downtown New Port Richey is expected to begin on July 31st of this year and continue through the end of April 2016, according to a preliminary timeline provided to City Council members last Friday. The dates are meant only as preliminary planning and are not final. The […]

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Gulf Middle School Hosts Two “Volunteer” Days

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Education Events Local Volunteering

Gulf Middle School is seeking volunteers for two days this month to help with various landscaping projects. The first is Saturday, May 9th from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. The second is Saturday, May 16th from 7:00 to 12:00 pm. Volunteers should meet in front of Gulf Middle School between 7:00am and 8:00am. The school will provide […]

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Downtown Restaurant MezzaLuna Closes

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Businesses Local News

Saturday, May 2nd was the final night for the popular downtown restaurant Mezzaluna. Owner Michelle Filippou made the announcement on Facebook last week. Good Morning!!! To all my FRIENDS …This has been the hardest decisions I had to make..Mezzalunas last day will be Saturday May 2nd.I gave it my all and tried everything I could […]

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Rob Marlowe: Farm on the Freeway

submitted 3 weeks ago by in aggregated Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings around town. This week, he’s talking about Mezzaluna’s closing.

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Market Off Main to Feature Organic Blueberry Festival May 9

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Events Local

New Port Richey’s Market Off Main will host an Organic Blueberry Festival on Saturday, May 9th from noon to 6 PM. Market Off Main is located as 6241 Lincoln Street in New Port Richey. The festival will feature a performance by Bobby Palermo, billed as “America’s Number 1 Neil Diamond Impersonator.” A karaoke event will […]

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City’s Environmental Committee Urban Farms Film Event a Success

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Ecology Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY (April 30, 2015) – The City of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee presented a film on urban farming at the New Port Richey Public Library in downtown New Port Richey on Monday, April 27. The film is titled “Growing Cities,” and by presenting this film to the public the Environmental Committee has […]

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NPR to Revive Community Block Grants with Federal Funding

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Manager Debbie Manns said that funds had been made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development to reinstate community block grants for projects that meet one or more of three national objectives: 1. Elimination of slum and blight 2. Address of a community need 3. Direct benefit to people of […]

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Pregnancy Center Seeks Donations to Repair AC Unit

submitted 3 weeks ago by in aggregated Local News

The Suncoast News reports that the West Pasco Pregnancy Center operating under former Pasco Commissioner Henry Wilson Jr is seeking donations to replace an aging air conditioning system.

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Rob Marlowe: Can You Hear Me Now?

submitted 4 weeks ago by in aggregated Blogs Events Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings around town. This week he’s talking about the Greater New Port Richey Main Street’s Seafood and Blues Festival that was held this weekend.

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New Port Richey OKs Another $1 Million for Water Meters

submitted 4 weeks 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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Food Policy Council Formed in Pasco

submitted 21 hours ago by in Local News

Pasco Commissioners unanimously approved the creation of a “Food Policy Advisory Council” on Tuesday. Commissioners discussed the mission of the council and its affects at the May 19 meeting. Pasco will be one of only four counties in Florida and the only county in Tampa Bay with such an advisory council, joining Duval, Miami-Dade, and Orange […]

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Grey Preserve, a Walk in the Park with City Council – May 30th

submitted 2 days ago by in Events Local Political

New Port Richey’s Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a stroll with city council members through James E. Grey Preserve at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 30th. The park is located at 6938 Plathe Road. The event is titled “A Walk in the Park with Your City Council.” There is no charge for attending the […]

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Bike Path on Marine Parkway Earns $27,750 Approval

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

City Council approved $27,750 from Penny for Pasco funds for the design phase of a multi-use path on Marine Parkway in southern New Port Richey between U.S. 19 and Grand Boulevard. The path will lead directly to the former Community Hospital site which has been discussed as a potential Veterans Administration facility. The path will […]

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Gulf Middle School Gets a Makeover

submitted 3 days ago by in Education Local News

Volunteers, parents, students, and staff were out in force this weekend and last weekend at Gulf Middle School to help improve the image of the school and its students. Principal Jason Joens say that he’s making an effort to change the school “from the outside in.” Parent Involvement Coordinator Amy Marin reached out to NewsPortRichey […]

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Corey Ray Honored as ‘Officer of the Year’ by NPRPD

submitted 3 days ago by in Crime Local

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6180 awarded Officer Corey Ray with the “Policeman of the Year” award Sunday for his work with the department this year. Officer Ray is designated as a “community oriented” officer with the department, with an emphasis on community outreach. Officer Ray is credited with his dedication to community outreach and his […]

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Farm Report – May 18

submitted 4 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 18, 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_843d62df81fb46a9b6b4a7cc2a2c5ddf.pdf Seedings: None this week Garden Starts: okra Harvest Notes:  herbs, arugula, collards, kale, eggplant, cucumbers, okra Second Sweet Potato Shipment Planted 269 slips planted […]

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Weather – May 18

submitted 4 days ago by in Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of May 18, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report The Heat Goes On – and on  73 degrees at 4:30 AM, May 17, 2015   Historic Average (for 5/15): 87 HIGH, 70 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ See […]

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Local Magic Shop Features Magician Rocco Silano May 23

submitted 7 days ago by in Businesses Local

A magician who takes your breath away! Local magic shop Merlin’s Theater will host magician Rocco Silano on May 23rd with two shows, one at 4:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM. Rocco Silano is in a group of the greatest and most unique performers in the world. Rocco, a former resident of Wayne, NJ, has […]

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Reminder: Gulf Middle Cleanup Saturday

submitted 1 week ago by in Local Volunteering

A cleanup is scheduled at Gulf Middle School this Saturday, May 16th from 7:00 to 12:00 pm. Volunteers should meet in front of Gulf Middle School between 7:00am and 8:00am. The school will provide breakfast treats and juice, as well as plenty of water. Pizza from Leaning Tower will be served to volunteers around 12:00 pm. Volunteers are asked […]

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Movie Night: The Lego Movie

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting Family Movie Night on Saturday May 16th at 8:15 p.m. at the Recreation and Aquatic Center. The feature presentation will be The LEGO Movie.  There is no charge for this event; however concessions will be available for purchase. Please remember to bring chairs or […]

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Blighted Property Demolished at 6021 Louisiana Avenue

submitted 1 week ago by in Local

New Port Richey building officials demolished a structure at 6021 Louisiana Avenue last week under order from city council and the City’s “Slum and Blight” ordinance. Under the City’s ordinance, if a structure meets one or more of seven criteria, the structure can be designated as “blight” and ordered demolished. All of the criteria relate directly […]

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Weather Report – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of May 11, 2015 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Another Hot One This Week: Hotter Still — Look for 90s   70 degrees at 4:00 AM, May 10, 2015 Historic Average (for 5/8): 86 […]

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Farm Report – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 11, 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_167b7c08b9234c76b1acb5e61d6c2914.pdf For those keeping up with details on the project, the May 4 report is also available: See: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_7b9fa6fd6b894d91a7c9060e9d009ff6.pdf Seedings: Okra (Red Burgundy, 28; Hill […]

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Suncoast Women in Networking Meeting May 19

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Businesses Events Local

Port Richey, FL (May 5, 2015) – On Tuesday, May 19, Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) will hold an order-off-the-menu  lunch meeting at the Cheryl Lee’s Family Restaurant, 7045  Ridge Road in Port Richey, which is located in the Publix shopping center (corner of Regency and Ridge). Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting […]

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Gulf Middle School Receives Parent Involvement Award

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Education Local News

Gulf Middle School and its administration have recently been awarded the Florida Department of Education Parent Teacher Association’s Regional “Parent and Community Involvement Award” for their work in establishing their Watch DOGS project on campus this school year. The school and its administration will be honored at a July 18 PTA conference in Tarpon Springs. […]

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New Port Richey Hires New Fire Chief

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey announced Christopher Fitch as the city’s new fire chief Friday afternoon. Fitch comes to the city after 23 years with the Fort Wayne Fire Department in Indiana. Fitch has served there for the last three years as Battalion Chief. Fitch will start with the city on July 1. Fitch will oversee a […]

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Book Discussion with Local Author – May 11

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Arts Events Local Religion

  What: Book discussion with local author! When: Monday, May 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Where:New Port Richey Public Library – 5939 Main St, New Port Richey, 34652 This book offers an exposition of the relationship of religion and culture with a focus on the unique form of this relationship in the West (Europe and America). […]

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New Port Richey to Send Debtors to Collections

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council unanimously approved a program Tuesday to pursue outstanding debts from code enforcement, water/sewer, and road assessments. Debts that have been outstanding for longer than six months will be subject to the program. The program will initially offer amnesty settlements to residents with outstanding fines who come forward to pay the […]

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Recycling Center Moved to Port Richey

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local News

Pasco County has decided to move the recycling center located on Pine Hill Road to the Embassy Waste Water Treatment Plant. The plant is located just north of Embassy Boulevard on Crabtree Lane in Port Richey. This site is now the closest accessible recycling center for New Port Richey residents. Another site was also opened […]

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NPRPD Arrests Man for Posing as Vet

submitted 2 weeks ago by in aggregated Crime Local

10News reports that New Port Richey Police have arrested a man in connection with posing as and providing services as a veterinarian without a license.

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Weather Report – May 4

submitted 2 weeks 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 Slightly Cooler Temperatures At Start of Week Quick Warm Up by Mid-Week 64 degrees at 3:00 AM, May 2, 2015 Historic Average (for 5/1): 84 HIGH, 66 […]

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Farm Report – May 4

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of May 4, 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/ (Star of David, 54; Silver Queen 54), Watermelon (Stone Mountain,27; Chris Cross, 33), Eggplant (Florida High Bush, 54; Rosa Bianca, 54), Basil (Genovese, 24) […]

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Hacienda Rehab Planned to Begin July 31 – End April 30, 2016

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Reconstruction and restoration of the Hacienda Hotel in downtown New Port Richey is expected to begin on July 31st of this year and continue through the end of April 2016, according to a preliminary timeline provided to City Council members last Friday. The dates are meant only as preliminary planning and are not final. The […]

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Gulf Middle School Hosts Two “Volunteer” Days

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Education Events Local Volunteering

Gulf Middle School is seeking volunteers for two days this month to help with various landscaping projects. The first is Saturday, May 9th from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. The second is Saturday, May 16th from 7:00 to 12:00 pm. Volunteers should meet in front of Gulf Middle School between 7:00am and 8:00am. The school will provide […]

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Downtown Restaurant MezzaLuna Closes

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Businesses Local News

Saturday, May 2nd was the final night for the popular downtown restaurant Mezzaluna. Owner Michelle Filippou made the announcement on Facebook last week. Good Morning!!! To all my FRIENDS …This has been the hardest decisions I had to make..Mezzalunas last day will be Saturday May 2nd.I gave it my all and tried everything I could […]

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Rob Marlowe: Farm on the Freeway

submitted 3 weeks ago by in aggregated Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on events and happenings around town. This week, he’s talking about Mezzaluna’s closing.

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Market Off Main to Feature Organic Blueberry Festival May 9

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Events Local

New Port Richey’s Market Off Main will host an Organic Blueberry Festival on Saturday, May 9th from noon to 6 PM. Market Off Main is located as 6241 Lincoln Street in New Port Richey. The festival will feature a performance by Bobby Palermo, billed as “America’s Number 1 Neil Diamond Impersonator.” A karaoke event will […]

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City’s Environmental Committee Urban Farms Film Event a Success

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Ecology Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY (April 30, 2015) – The City of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee presented a film on urban farming at the New Port Richey Public Library in downtown New Port Richey on Monday, April 27. The film is titled “Growing Cities,” and by presenting this film to the public the Environmental Committee has […]

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NPR to Revive Community Block Grants with Federal Funding

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Manager Debbie Manns said that funds had been made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development to reinstate community block grants for projects that meet one or more of three national objectives: 1. Elimination of slum and blight 2. Address of a community need 3. Direct benefit to people of […]

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Fines and Hearing Levied Against Downtown Development

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

A hearing has been scheduled on May 13 at 10:00 am because of code enforcement violations found at 5731 Main Street. The property is a former Texaco gas station and has been under construction for a number of years. The property has been a source of frustration for city council members. The building and its […]

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