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Finalists named for Pasco school district employee of the year

LAND O'LAKES

Finalists named for schools' top employee

The Pasco Education Foundation has announced the finalists for the school district employee of the year awards. The finalists for Teacher of the Year are Sabrina Schmitz of Mitchell High; Darcy Cleek of John Long Middle; and Paula Berry of Wiregrass Ranch High. The finalists for Administrator of the Year are Pat Reedy, who retired in December as Pasco High principal; Information Services supervisor Chuck Hutinger; and Exceptional Student Education director Melissa Musselwhite. For School Related Personnel of the Year, the finalists are Christie Mitchell of Centennial Middle; Teresa Blankenship of Land O'Lakes High; and Jacqueline Hall of Schrader Elementary. And for Non-instructional Non-bargaining Employee of the Year, the finalists are Food and Nutrition financial coordinator Nicole Westmoreland; maintenance secretary Teresa Schuldt; and Weightman Middle School plant manager Stephen Gandy. The winners will be announced at an event on Feb. 9 at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Ker's WingHouse to open in March

The former Buffalo's Southwest Cafe, which shut down during the recession, soon will house a new restaurant. Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill, the Largo-based chain of wing restaurants served by young women in short shorts and low-cut tank tops a la Hooters, has announced plans to open in March at 5510 State Road 54. The restaurant is expected to create about 100 new jobs, a company spokeswoman said. Hiring will likely begin the same month. Ker's, a sports-themed casual dining restaurant chain founded by Florida Gator and National Football League veteran Crawford Ker, plans several more locations across the state. Visit www.winghouse.com for information.

SPRING HILL

Storybook event needs sponsors

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Inc. is seeking sponsors for its fourth annual "Storybook Forest" event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park. Early childhood educators will create interactive displays based on children's books. For sponsorship opportunities, or for information about Storybook Forest, contact quality supervisor Bev Doucet at [email protected] or call (727) 233-8291. For information about the Early Learning Coalition and its services, visit www.phelc.org.

Correction

VFW Tawney Rowe Memorial Post 4412 will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at 9734 Dick St., Hudson. An incorrect location appeared Wednesday in the Things to Do listings. For information on this event, call (727) 679-1602.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

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