Activist Colson wants a seat on commission
Local activist Clay Colson filed papers Friday to run for the County Commission seat in District 2, currently held by Pat Mulieri. Colson is the lone Democrat in the race. Mulieri faces a primary challenge from fellow Republican Ken Littlefield. An independent candidate, Kathleen Spencer, has also filed to run. Colson is a member of Citizens for Sanity, an environmental group that has fought the county over a number of projects, including most recently the water district permit for the proposed T. Rowe Price project, an office complex planned for 94 acres on State Road 54 containing some wetlands.
New Port Richey
Sample seafood, blues by the river
The Cotee River Seafood/Blues Festival and Boat Show continues from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Sims Park. The event features an arts and crafts village, boat show, seafood and festival foods, and pontoon boat tours of the Cotee River both today and Sunday; Blues by the River from noon to 10:30 p.m. today; plus kayak races, a Corvette and classic car show, and visits by Miss Firecracker 2009 and 2008 throughout today; and blues musicians from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities.
Get rid of old prescription drugs
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will conduct a pill drop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19. Residents may drop off unneeded prescription drugs for safe disposal. For more information, call the Pasco County sheriff's community office at (727) 834-3239.
New Port Richey
Bands will rock to help autism center
The third annual Project: Rock for Autism will be from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 22 at Des Little Stadium, 5355 School Road. The concert will feature nonstop music from 14 local bands on two large stages. Admission is $5. The event will raise money and awareness for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida, which provides communities, agencies and families with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults with autism and related disabilities. For information, call (727) 372-6507 or visit the Facebook fan page for Project: Rock for Autism.