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Pasco County art exhibit features recyclables

NEW PORT RICHEY

High schoolers turn recycled items into art

A high school art exhibit featuring pieces made from recycled materials opens at the West Pasco Government Center on Feb. 7. The Pasco Art of Recycling contest and exhibit was started to help increase awareness of the arts and to encourage recycling. More than $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded to the winners in 10 categories, and participating seniors have the opportunity to compete for a $1,000 art scholarship. The art is judged on many different themes, such as "Best Use of Newspaper," "Most Innovative" and "Best Environmental Concept." The public may also vote for their favorite piece of art in the "People's Choice." The awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the government center. The art will remain on exhibit through March 2 before the winning pieces are transferred to the School Board office in Land O'Lakes, where they will be displayed through March 30. The exhibit and art contest is a cooperative project of the District School Board of Pasco County, Pasco County Utilities/Recycling and the Pasco Arts Council. A number of local businesses help sponsor the event. The government center is at 7530 Little Road in New Port Richey.

HUDSON

Free help offered for tax returns

The United Way, the IRS and the AARP Tax Aide Program are teaming up to provide free tax prep for low- to middle-income taxpayers. AARP volunteers are available to prepare federal income tax returns by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. A participant must bring a photo ID, Social Security card, W-2s, 1099s, his or her 2009 tax return and other financial documents. To make an appointment, call the United Way at 211.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Hospitals offer free health screenings

HCA hospitals in Pasco and Hernando counties will offer free blood pressure and body composition analysis screenings throughout the month of February, American Heart Month, to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. Screenings will be offered at each facility on select dates and times. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call toll-free at 1-877-442-2362. The locations are:

• Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey.

• Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Entrance A, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson.

• Oak Hill Hospital, Outpatient Entrance F, 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability for both men and women. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B

Pasco County art exhibit features recyclables 01/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 29, 2011 2:06pm]
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