Hearing on tire shredding postponed
A hearing on Angelo's Aggregate Materials' request for permission to shred tires and crush asphalt and concrete at its construction landfill was postponed Thursday due to scheduling issues. The county's top administrators will hear the request when the Development Review Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the historic courthouse in Dade City. The for-profit company, which also is seeking to build a controversial household garbage landfill on land it owns next to the construction landfill site, already has a permit for tire shredding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. But county officials still require a land-use and zoning change for Angelo's to begin offering the tire shredding services. The county staff, which has been locked in a legal challenge over the proposed household garbage landfill, is recommending that commissioners grant the company's request to shred tires and crush asphalt and concrete, saying it does not open the door to approval of the other project.
Kids to learn ways to prevent violence
The Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center will present the Summer Youth Leadership Initiative, an effort designed to encourage kids in grades 7 through 12 to "visualize and create a community where all people are valued, honored and respected." Participants will learn to become role models and leaders in preventing violence in their schools and communities; acquire skills needed for peer support, advocacy and community action; and have an opportunity to work with youths from other schools in east Pasco. Students will identify a problem relating to violence in their school or community and create a prevention project. The program will run from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from June 13 to Aug. 8 at Prevention Projects, 13743 U.S. 98 Bypass. Students are invited to bring a friend to these free sessions. For registration, contact Terri O'Brien at (352) 521-3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a part of youth symphony
The Greater Pasco Youth Symphony seeks intermediate and advanced music students in grades 5-12 who are interested in playing in a youth orchestra. Enrollment is open until June 23. Auditions are by appointment on Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, 7540 Ridge Road. Audition and registration fee is $50 and will be due the day of the audition. Monthly dues are $40 and are collected on the first of each month. For information or to schedule an audition, call (727) 858-8024.
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You play bunco, kids get backpack
A Bunco for Backpacks fundraiser will be from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Old Moon Lake Lodge, 9052 Moon Lake Road. Play bunco over drinks and snacks. There will also be a raffle. Admission is $15, or $7.50 with the donation of a new backpack to be given to a Pasco child who needs one for next school year. (727) 776-5458.