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Rob Marlowe: Budget Season Part 2

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog about events and happenings around town. This week, he’s talking about the budget season (again).

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Recreation Center Upgrades Estimated at $2.47 million

submitted 4 days ago by in aggregated Local News

The Suncoast News reports that a preliminary estimate of work to be done on the Recreation Center could reach $2.4 million.

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Police Say Tom Townsend is Missing

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police say that Tom Townsend, a New Port Richey local and business owner, has been missing since Monday. Police say they are investigating the disappearance, and that Townsend has not had any contact with anyone since Sunday, and that it is uncharacteristic of him to not have contact with family. Family and friends said […]

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Agriculture News – July 20, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of July 20, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community July 20 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_78e0c4203ae54db48d179caa18507b48.pdf Seedings:  none Garden Starts: Red Malabar Spinach, sweet bell peppers Harvest Notes:  okra, eggplant, herbs, red malabar spinach, sweet potato leaves Sweet […]

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Weather Report – July 20, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare   Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Heavy Rain This Week: Milder (80s) Expect 90s until September 78 degrees at 3:30 AM, July 18, 2015 Historic Average (for 7/20): 90 HIGH, 76 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ Historically, the average high […]

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Rob Marlowe: Budget Season 2015

submitted 2 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 the 2015 city budget.

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‘Summertime in the City’ Event Postponed to July 25

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local News

New Port Richey, Florida – The Summertime in the City event that was scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey has been postponed until Saturday, July 25th due to inclement weather and poor field conditions. For more information on this […]

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Citizen Protests Removal of Sims Park Hickory Trees

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local News

NewsPortRichey received a complaint Wednesday that contractors had spray painted red “X”s on three Hickory trees north of Sims Park on Orange Circle. I stopped by to take some pictures of the tree and spoke on the phone with Mr. Terry Kline, a board member at the West Pasco Historical Society. City Manager Debbie Manns […]

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New Port Richey Releases Yard Debris Pickup Schedule and Map

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey Public Works is now maintaining an online map and schedule that shows the areas of New Port Richey that can expect yard debris pickup on any given week. The map is color coded with areas highlighted for yard debris pickup in the current week, the next week, and the “following week.” Other […]

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Pasco County Charter Proposal Meetings Continue to August 24

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

The committee has been meeting now since mid-May.  The 15-member board is still interviewing representatives and staff of the county’s government.  At the July 13th meeting were three members of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.  The previous meeting involved Property Appraiser Mike Wells and Tax Collector Mike Fasano.  It’s […]

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Crossbow Lane and Hills Drive Gets a 4-Way Stop

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council last week approved the installation of a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Crossbow Lane and Hills Drive in New Port Richey. As a result of resident complaints about vehicles speeding and the large volume of vehicle cutting thru the Jasmine Hills neighborhood at the intersection of Crossbow Ln. […]

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Green Commerce Association Hosts Mixer, Expo

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (July 3, 2015) – The Green Commerce Association (GCA) will be hosting a mini-expo and mixer on Thursday, July 23 at Suncoast Toyota (3001 US Hwy.19, Holiday, 34691).The expo and mixer opens at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Spaces for the expo are available to GCA participants […]

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NPR Approves Lawn Maintenance Costs of $104,830

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council approved a bid for lawn and landscape maintenance on public property in city limits in the amount of $104,830 annually.  The agreement includes landscape maintenance of City Hall and mowing and general grounds maintenance for city properties. The contract was awarded to Lawn Techs of 8300 Leo Kidd Avenue in […]

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‘Canoe Battleship’ to Set Sail August 1 at Rec Center

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL – The Recreation and Aquatic Center, in partnership with Gill Dawg will host Canoe Battleship on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Recreation and Aquatic Center located at 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Co-ed Canoe Battleship is a new event for the City this year!  Canoes of […]

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State Senator May Replace Spoonbill’s Restaurant with Beef O’ Brady’s

submitted 3 weeks ago by in aggregated Local News

The Suncoast News is reporting that State Senator Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, is looking to purchase the downtown New Port Richey property in order to tear it down and build a new Beef O’ Brady’s.

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Rob Marlowe: Sims Park Improvements

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 the improvements coming to Sims Park for 2016.

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Weather Report – July 6, 2015

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare Rainy Season Begins Last Week: Hottest Yet This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Above Normal Heat This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September 78 degrees at […]

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Urban Agriculture Report – July 6, 2015

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of July 6, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community July 6 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_9757a5526c2c4e659ef21304a80d1e66.pdf Seedings:  none Garden Starts: Red Malabar Spinach, sweet bell peppers Harvest Notes:  okra, eggplant, herbs, red malabar spinach, sweet potato leaves DRY […]

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Credit Card Skimmer Found at NPR Sonoco

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Crime Local

WTSP Tampa is reporting that New Port Richey Police found a credit card skimmer at the Sonoco on US19 north of Gulf Drive. The skimmer was found during a state inspection after employees reported an issue with printed receipts. Credit card skimmers are external devices that are illegally placed inside the pump card reader. The […]

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Special Agricultural Report: Leaf-Footed Bug Invasion

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

LEAF-FOOTED BUG INVASION New Port Richey Urban Agriculture Project Special Report East Madison Growers may be discovering a rather scary looking insect on some of their vegetables.  It is called a “leaf-footed bug,” and it can be very abundant some years – like this one.  They seem to really like tomatoes, although plenty of other […]

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New Port Richey Ready to Provide Incentives to Main Street Landing

submitted 1 month ago by in aggregated Local News

The Tampa Bay Times reports that City leaders have made another step toward providing more than $2 million in incentives to the developer of Main Street Landing, Ken McGurn.

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Mosquito Fogging Fallout: Neighbor Collaboration

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Ecology Local Opinion/Editorial

Mosquito Fogging Fallout II June 25, 2015, 10:00 PM Report This is a follow up and companion report to a previous article published in NewsPortRichey  in early June. The article offered a critical assessment of the impact of the use of poisonous fog to control mosquitoes in the East Madison Neighborhood of New Port Richey […]

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Farm Report – June 29, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare CSA Farm Report June 29, 2015  (#39) Now Available  Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish a sustainable culture   Brief Highlights June 29 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_fd4ad429422348ceb33fd4de2d9c9ed4.pdf You’ll find the full Farm Report at the link.  As always, you’ll find the Share Report within […]

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Weather Report – June 29, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Commuinty A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare Rainy Season Begins Last Week: Hottest Yet This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September 82 degrees at 4:00 AM, June 28, 2015 Historic Average (for 6/19): 90 HIGH, 76 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ Historically, the average […]

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Governor Vetoes US19 Beautification Funding

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The West Pasco Board of Realtors submitted a  proposal for a $500,000 project for the beautification of Highway US19 in New Port Richey earlier this year. Officials say that money has now been vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The plan originally called for landscaping using tropical plants, a name change, and signage to designate important areas along […]

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Yoga Studio Offers Expanded Studio, Free Workshop

submitted 1 month ago by in Businesses Local

Port Richey, FL (June 23, 2015) – Flow Yoga Studio (7711 Grand Blvd., Port Richey) co-owner and teacher, Faith Bevan has returned to the studio after a six month battle with cancer. During her chemotherapy she put a call out to Yoga teachers in the area, asking for help in keeping the studio running. Many […]

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Sims Park Playground Demolished

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Following the closure of Sims Park on June 16th, construction crews demolished the “Super Playground” at the park as the first step in improvements scheduled to be completed by this fall. The park will remain closed for the remainder of the summer until construction is completed. The playground was originally constructed in 1994 by hundreds […]

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Water Main Break at Montana and Van Buren

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

New Port Richey workers responded to a water main break Sunday morning at the intersection of Montana Avenue and Van Buren Street in New Port Richey. The repair required the removal of a section of asphalt on Van Buren. NewsPortRichey has requested information on the cause of the break and the repairs required. No announcements […]

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Weather Report – June 22, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report Rainy Season Begins Last Week: Too Hot This Week: Just As Hot * Summer Begins June 21 * 90s until September 81 degrees at 3:00 AM, June 20, 2015 Historic Average (for 6/19): 90 HIGH, 75 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ Historically, the average high temperature is now 90 degrees (twenty degrees higher than […]

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Farm Report – June 22, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of June 22, 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_3f75b2b938b642a8887bc3b0e37f450c.pdf Seedings:  none Garden Starts: Okra, Peanuts, Lima beans, Red Malabar Spinach Harvest Notes: okra, eggplant, herbs, red malabar spinach WELCOME SUMMER Solstice June 21 […]

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10News: NPR Police Refused to Arrest Drunk Detective

submitted 2 hours ago by in aggregated Crime Local

Tampa Bay 10 reports that New Port Richey officers refused to arrest one of their own when he drove under the influence of alcohol.

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Rob Marlowe: Budget Season Part 2

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog about events and happenings around town. This week, he’s talking about the budget season (again).

no comments.
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Recreation Center Upgrades Estimated at $2.47 million

submitted 4 days ago by in aggregated Local News

The Suncoast News reports that a preliminary estimate of work to be done on the Recreation Center could reach $2.4 million.

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Police Say Tom Townsend is Missing

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police say that Tom Townsend, a New Port Richey local and business owner, has been missing since Monday. Police say they are investigating the disappearance, and that Townsend has not had any contact with anyone since Sunday, and that it is uncharacteristic of him to not have contact with family. Family and friends said […]

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Agriculture News – July 20, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of July 20, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community July 20 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_78e0c4203ae54db48d179caa18507b48.pdf Seedings:  none Garden Starts: Red Malabar Spinach, sweet bell peppers Harvest Notes:  okra, eggplant, herbs, red malabar spinach, sweet potato leaves Sweet […]

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Weather Report – July 20, 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare   Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Heavy Rain This Week: Milder (80s) Expect 90s until September 78 degrees at 3:30 AM, July 18, 2015 Historic Average (for 7/20): 90 HIGH, 76 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ Historically, the average high […]

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Rob Marlowe: Budget Season 2015

submitted 2 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 the 2015 city budget.

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Citizen Protests Removal of Sims Park Hickory Trees

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local News

NewsPortRichey received a complaint Wednesday that contractors had spray painted red “X”s on three Hickory trees north of Sims Park on Orange Circle. I stopped by to take some pictures of the tree and spoke on the phone with Mr. Terry Kline, a board member at the West Pasco Historical Society. City Manager Debbie Manns […]

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‘Summertime in the City’ Event Postponed to July 25

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local News

New Port Richey, Florida – The Summertime in the City event that was scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey has been postponed until Saturday, July 25th due to inclement weather and poor field conditions. For more information on this […]

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Pasco County Charter Proposal Meetings Continue to August 24

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

The committee has been meeting now since mid-May.  The 15-member board is still interviewing representatives and staff of the county’s government.  At the July 13th meeting were three members of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.  The previous meeting involved Property Appraiser Mike Wells and Tax Collector Mike Fasano.  It’s […]

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New Port Richey Releases Yard Debris Pickup Schedule and Map

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey Public Works is now maintaining an online map and schedule that shows the areas of New Port Richey that can expect yard debris pickup on any given week. The map is color coded with areas highlighted for yard debris pickup in the current week, the next week, and the “following week.” Other […]

no comments.
    1

Crossbow Lane and Hills Drive Gets a 4-Way Stop

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council last week approved the installation of a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Crossbow Lane and Hills Drive in New Port Richey. As a result of resident complaints about vehicles speeding and the large volume of vehicle cutting thru the Jasmine Hills neighborhood at the intersection of Crossbow Ln. […]

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Green Commerce Association Hosts Mixer, Expo

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (July 3, 2015) – The Green Commerce Association (GCA) will be hosting a mini-expo and mixer on Thursday, July 23 at Suncoast Toyota (3001 US Hwy.19, Holiday, 34691).The expo and mixer opens at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Spaces for the expo are available to GCA participants […]

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NPR Approves Lawn Maintenance Costs of $104,830

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council approved a bid for lawn and landscape maintenance on public property in city limits in the amount of $104,830 annually.  The agreement includes landscape maintenance of City Hall and mowing and general grounds maintenance for city properties. The contract was awarded to Lawn Techs of 8300 Leo Kidd Avenue in […]

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‘Canoe Battleship’ to Set Sail August 1 at Rec Center

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL – The Recreation and Aquatic Center, in partnership with Gill Dawg will host Canoe Battleship on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Recreation and Aquatic Center located at 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Co-ed Canoe Battleship is a new event for the City this year!  Canoes of […]

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State Senator May Replace Spoonbill’s Restaurant with Beef O’ Brady’s

submitted 3 weeks ago by in aggregated Local News

The Suncoast News is reporting that State Senator Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, is looking to purchase the downtown New Port Richey property in order to tear it down and build a new Beef O’ Brady’s.

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NPR Hosts ‘Summertime in the City’ Event

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

The City of New Port Richey to Host Summertime in the City Event New Port Richey, Florida – The City of New Port Richey’s Parks and Recreation Department will host Summertime in the City on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey.  […]

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Rob Marlowe: Sims Park Improvements

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 the improvements coming to Sims Park for 2016.

no comments.
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Weather Report – July 6, 2015

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare Rainy Season Begins Last Week: Hottest Yet This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September Weekly Weather Report Last Week: Above Normal Heat This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September 78 degrees at […]

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Urban Agriculture Report – July 6, 2015

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of July 6, 2015 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Community July 6 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_9757a5526c2c4e659ef21304a80d1e66.pdf Seedings:  none Garden Starts: Red Malabar Spinach, sweet bell peppers Harvest Notes:  okra, eggplant, herbs, red malabar spinach, sweet potato leaves DRY […]

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Credit Card Skimmer Found at NPR Sonoco

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Crime Local

WTSP Tampa is reporting that New Port Richey Police found a credit card skimmer at the Sonoco on US19 north of Gulf Drive. The skimmer was found during a state inspection after employees reported an issue with printed receipts. Credit card skimmers are external devices that are illegally placed inside the pump card reader. The […]

no comments.
    1

Special Agricultural Report: Leaf-Footed Bug Invasion

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

LEAF-FOOTED BUG INVASION New Port Richey Urban Agriculture Project Special Report East Madison Growers may be discovering a rather scary looking insect on some of their vegetables.  It is called a “leaf-footed bug,” and it can be very abundant some years – like this one.  They seem to really like tomatoes, although plenty of other […]

no comments.
    1

New Port Richey Ready to Provide Incentives to Main Street Landing

submitted 1 month ago by in aggregated Local News

The Tampa Bay Times reports that City leaders have made another step toward providing more than $2 million in incentives to the developer of Main Street Landing, Ken McGurn.

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    1

Mosquito Fogging Fallout: Neighbor Collaboration

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Ecology Local Opinion/Editorial

Mosquito Fogging Fallout II June 25, 2015, 10:00 PM Report This is a follow up and companion report to a previous article published in NewsPortRichey  in early June. The article offered a critical assessment of the impact of the use of poisonous fog to control mosquitoes in the East Madison Neighborhood of New Port Richey […]

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Farm Report – June 29, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare CSA Farm Report June 29, 2015  (#39) Now Available  Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish a sustainable culture   Brief Highlights June 29 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_fd4ad429422348ceb33fd4de2d9c9ed4.pdf You’ll find the full Farm Report at the link.  As always, you’ll find the Share Report within […]

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Weather Report – June 29, 2015

submitted 1 month ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s Urban Agriculture Commuinty A Service Of http://www.fffsite.org/ Friendship Farms & Fare Rainy Season Begins Last Week: Hottest Yet This Week: Possible Moderation (to low 90s) 90s until September 82 degrees at 4:00 AM, June 28, 2015 Historic Average (for 6/19): 90 HIGH, 76 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ Historically, the average […]

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Governor Vetoes US19 Beautification Funding

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The West Pasco Board of Realtors submitted a  proposal for a $500,000 project for the beautification of Highway US19 in New Port Richey earlier this year. Officials say that money has now been vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The plan originally called for landscaping using tropical plants, a name change, and signage to designate important areas along […]

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    1

Yoga Studio Offers Expanded Studio, Free Workshop

submitted 1 month ago by in Businesses Local

Port Richey, FL (June 23, 2015) – Flow Yoga Studio (7711 Grand Blvd., Port Richey) co-owner and teacher, Faith Bevan has returned to the studio after a six month battle with cancer. During her chemotherapy she put a call out to Yoga teachers in the area, asking for help in keeping the studio running. Many […]

no comments.
    1

Sims Park Playground Demolished

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Following the closure of Sims Park on June 16th, construction crews demolished the “Super Playground” at the park as the first step in improvements scheduled to be completed by this fall. The park will remain closed for the remainder of the summer until construction is completed. The playground was originally constructed in 1994 by hundreds […]

one comment.
    1

Water Main Break at Montana and Van Buren

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

New Port Richey workers responded to a water main break Sunday morning at the intersection of Montana Avenue and Van Buren Street in New Port Richey. The repair required the removal of a section of asphalt on Van Buren. NewsPortRichey has requested information on the cause of the break and the repairs required. No announcements […]

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