No buses on Thanksgiving, Black Friday
If you need a bus ride to get to shopping centers on Black Friday, you're out of luck. County buses will not be running Thanksgiving Day or Friday, both of which are county holidays. Pasco County commissioners cut holiday trips last year to save money. That's bad news for Lillian Deso, a 61-year-old Bayonet Point resident who works at Gulf View Square mall. She takes the bus to work. "They've got to get the buses running the way they should, not just when the government offices are open," said Deso. "They're not taking into consideration the public."
NEW PORT RICHEY
Mostly black pets to sell at discount
The SPCA Suncoast will once again host a Black Friday event this Friday, featuring reduced adoption fees for pets with mostly black fur. Dogs and puppies with at least 50 percent black fur will be available for $75. And anyone who buys a cat or a kitten that's at least half black can get a second black cat or kitten at no charge. The promotion is designed to help place black-furred pets, which tend to have the slowest adoption rates. Every SPCA pet is vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped for identification and has already been tested for feline HIV and heartworms and has been dewormed, if necessary. The SPCA Suncoast shelter is at 7734 Congress St. For information, call (727) 849-1048.
Thrift shops offer 25% discounts
Calling all bargain hunters! All five Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes will offer 25 percent discounts on all items for Black Friday. The locations are as follows:
• Hudson Thrift Shoppe, 12154 U.S. 19 in Bayonet Point, (727) 861-4900.
• New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe, 3601 Universal Plaza (corner of U.S. 19 and Moog Road), (727) 842-7262.
• Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, 36504 State Road 54, (813) 788-5461.
• Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, (813) 782-7200.
• Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 21780 State Road 54 (1 mile east of U.S. 41 in Osprey Cove Professional Park), (813) 909-0485.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Group will host holiday buffet
Don't have turkey day plans? The Order of the Eastern Star will host a Thanksgiving buffet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Order of the Eastern Star, 5329 Sunset Road, New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 849-9833.