Friday, February 23, 2018

Pasco News

Pasco Briefs for Feb. 23

COUNTYWIDETrail to close for repairs, resurfacingPart of the Suncoast Trail, between State Road 52 and State Road 54, will be closed Feb. 27 through March 9 for repairs and resurfacing. The project is part of Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natura...
Published: 02/20/18
Don’t feed the coyotes: State wildlife officials warn residents to keep small pets safe

Don’t feed the coyotes: State wildlife officials warn residents to keep small pets safe

HOLIDAY — At 6:30 a.m. on a day last November, Wanda Dean woke up to her hysterical and tearful 89-year-old mother. "Wanda, they got him!" she yelped. "They tore his head off."When Wanda went to inspect her mother’s backyard, Morris, the stray cat he...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco sixth-graders might get to play school sports

Pasco County middle schools are making plans to allow sixth-graders to participate on sports teams next year for the first time.District athletic director Matt Wicks plans to bring a policy revision proposal to the School Board in the next few months...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco School News for Feb. 23

Calendar• March 15: End of third grading quarter.• March 16: Teacher planning day. No school for students.• March 17-25: Spring break.Theatre/Art/MusicCenter for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7382.• River...
Published: 02/20/18

Author: Let’s teach our daughters self-respect

Modesty.The word means different things to different people. It can spark debate. Or create a movement.Author Dannah Gresh travels the United States speaking about her definition of modest.Gresh, 50, is the founder of Pure Freedom, a ministry focused...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

23 FridayFree Hearing Evaluations: Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation now offers free hearing evaluations with an audiologist on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. If it is determined that a hearing aid is needed, financial assistance is ...
Published: 02/20/18
Pasco sensory room a comforting resource for students with autism

Pasco sensory room a comforting resource for students with autism

LAND O’LAKES — For a kid with autism, the bus ride to school can be really tough. So can the trek down a crowded school hallway, never mind the din of the cafeteria. Even a lesson that feels too long can trigger a roadblock to learning. For students ...
Published: 02/20/18
Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for Supercross event

Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for Supercross event

RJ Hampshire once aspired to play college baseball and tooled around with motorcycles as more of a hobby.But once the motorcycle bug bit hard, the Pasco County native traded in his baseball glove for motocross gloves.Now he heads into Saturday’s Mons...
Published: 02/19/18
Updated: 02/21/18
Man sought in sexual assault of woman, 71, in New Port Richey

Man sought in sexual assault of woman, 71, in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — Deputies are searching for a man who they said broke into a home and raped a 71-year-old woman on Monday.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was checking on a home at 7437 Heather St. for the homeowner at about 8:15 a.m...
Published: 02/19/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

FestivalsFlorida Bluegrass Classic: The event continues through Feb. 25 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring live entertainment on the stage from 1 to 10 p.m. daily, as well as arts and crafts, workshops, a car ...
Published: 02/19/18