Friday, April 27, 2018
News Roundup

Pasco County offers pet adoption specials

LAND O'LAKES

Want a pet? Adopt one for free on April 6

Pasco County Animal Services will provide free pet adoptions from noon to 8 p.m. April 6 as part of a "Spring Cleaning Event" at the shelter, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O'Lakes. There is still a $10 fee for a dog license. Normally, the county charges $70 for dogs and $40 for cats, but Pasco is moving toward a "Save 90 Percent" goal to find homes for the vast majority of animals at the shelter. Don't want to wait until April 6? Through the end of this month, the shelter is offering an Easter promotion with a range of discounts on pet adoptions, ranging from $10 or $20 off to half-price or free. For more information, email education coordinator Judy Tate Gregory at [email protected] countyfl.net, or call (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194 or (727) 834-3216.

COUNTYWIDE

Offices will close on Good Friday

All Pasco County government offices — including courts, libraries, bus service and constitutional offices — will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. The Tax Collector's Office will also be closed Saturday. Libraries and the animal shelter in Land O'Lakes will reopen Saturday at their regular times, and bus service will resume Saturday. Although the county's recreation centers will be closed Friday, parks and beaches will remain open to the public from dawn till dusk. All county offices will open Monday for regular hours.

LAND O'LAKES

Bash will raise funds for college

The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation continues the celebration of the college's 40th anniversary year with Bash at the Ranch. The fundraiser includes a chef-prepared dinner, wine and beer, live entertainment, casino-style gaming, tastings by B-21 Liquor and a silent auction. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 13 at 4G+1 Ranch, 22501 State Road 52. The dress code is country chic. Admission is by advance ticket purchase only. Tickets cost $150 and can be purchased by calling (727) 816-3410 or by visiting phcc.edu/foundation/4g.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Old post office to be cleaned up

City officials and residents will gather from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 to clean up and paint the old New Port Richey Post Office at 6345 Grand Ave. This community cleanup day is part of a volunteer outreach effort to revive the city. The plan is to have the building ready by the end of the summer, with hopes to use the space for a business incubator or other enterprise. Volunteers will paint the interior and exterior of the building and do basic cleaning. To volunteer, contact Marilyn Mercado at [email protected] richey.org or call (727) 853-1021 by April 12.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

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