Friday, April 20, 2018
News Roundup

Gulfside Regional Hospice seeks entries for calendar photo contest

COUNTYWIDE

Submit photos for hospice's 2013 calendar

Here's a chance to get your photos in print: Gulfside Regional Hospice is seeking entries for its annual photo contest. The winning photos will be featured in Gulfside's 2013 monthly calendar. For consideration, photos must be shot in Pasco County and be sizeable for printing as a 9-by-12-inch horizontal. Minimum resolution is 300 DPI. Black and white, vertical, date-stamped or digitally manipulated images will not be considered. If a person is visible in the picture, a photo release must be signed by the person. Each photographer may submit as many pictures as he or she would like, but there will not be more than two winning entries per person. Winners also will receive five calendars and a gift certificate to Gulfside Regional Hospice's Thrift Shoppe. Digital photos should be submitted in their original sizes, not to exceed 6MB per photo, to [email protected] CDs of photos can be mailed to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, 34653, to the attention of the Community Relations Department. All submissions must include the contestant's name, email address, home address and phone number. All entries are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 31. For information or to request a photo release form, call (727) 845-5707.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Dumpster disposal for Debby debris

Still have debris from Debby? The city will have a Dumpster available through the end of next week for New Port Richey residents to fill with carpet, lawn furniture, house furniture, fencing and other items ruined by the storm. Residents may not bring electronics, appliances, lawn mowers or anything containing hazardous waste. The Dumpster at 6420 Pine Hill Road is available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday through July 27. People must show proof of city residency when using the Dumpster. People who are unable to dispose of damaged items may call 211, and the United Way of Pasco County will provide assistance.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Alzheimer's group to host golf event

The Alzheimer's Family Organization is planning its 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament for Nov. 10 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club. The nonprofit is looking for volunteers to serve on the golf tournament committee and help organize the event. For information call (727) 848-8888.

Correction

The Dade City Commission will set its tentative millage rate on July 24. An article Wednesday gave an incorrect date.

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