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Cameras at several intersections in New Port Richey to catch red light runners

New Port Richey

Run a red light, cameras will be watching you

Drivers take note: Red light cameras are up and running along U.S. 19 at Main Street (southbound), Marine Parkway (southbound), Cross Bayou (northbound) and Gulf Drive (northbound and southbound). People have been receiving mailed "courtesy warnings" for running those lights, but starting June 15, violators will receive citations. The fine starts at $158, but shoots up to $264 if the citation isn't paid within 30 days. A similar red light camera system is in place in Port Richey at U.S. 19 and Ridge Road, as well as at U.S. 19 and Grand Boulevard.

New Port Richey

Free movie all about plastic

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will show the documentary Addicted To Plastic at 8:15 p.m. Thursday as part of its free "Movies on Madison" series. The film details plastic's path over the past 100 years with footage from 12 countries on five continents, as well as footage of plastic debris accumulating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Experts in the film offer solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability issues with plastic — including a kind of plastic made from plants. Habitat's Community Center for Learning is at 4131 Madison St. Pets are welcome if weather permits an outdoor showing of the movie. For information call (727) 843-8786 or visit the website

New Port Richey

Half-price sale at church thrift shop

The Thrift Shop at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church has planned a half-price sale for Tuesday through Friday at the shop, 5326 Charles St. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call (727) 846-1378.


Hospice camp for teens starts Friday

Gulfside Regional Hospice has planned its fourth annual "Rhythm of the Spirit" Teen Camp for Friday and Saturday at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville. The camp includes activities to help teens cope with the death of a loved one, plus the reading of letters to lost loved ones, a memorial service, music, roasting marshmallows, outdoor games, arts and crafts and team building activities. For information, call (727) 844-3946 or visit

Port Richey

Veterans' benefits seminar June 9

A free seminar on veterans' benefits will be held at 10 a.m. June 9 at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd. Local veterans' advocate Mark Larsen will explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension Program. The seminar is designed to educate veterans and their families on eligibility and the application process. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 849-9335.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Tampa Bay.

Cameras at several intersections in New Port Richey to catch red light runners 05/28/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:29am]
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