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Pasco County wins award from Nestlé for recycling plastic bottles


Pasco wins NESTLÉ award for recycling

Keep Pasco Beautiful received a $1,000 award from Nestlé Waters North America as one of the top recyclers of plastic bottles in 2010. Keep Pasco Beautiful contributed 24,580 pounds of bottles — equal to 196,640 2-liter bottles — to the Great American Cleanup. The national effort saw 266 million bottles recycled, a new Great American Cleanup record. Keep Pasco Beautiful partnered with Pasco schools to recycle the bottles, and will give $500 to Pasco High, which collected the most. "We promised the winning high school $500 no matter whether we won or not," said Jennifer Seney, president of Keep Pasco Beautiful, "but anytime we partner with the schools the results are spectacular, so I knew we had a good chance of getting that prize."


Clues sought in Hess robberies

Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects who broke into a Hess Express twice in two weeks. The break-ins happened Nov. 27 and Dec. 13 at the convenience store at 7319 Plathe Road. Each time, the suspects broke out the glass door to gain entry, then fled with cartons of cigarettes. They may have been driving a black four-door Honda Civic. Security camera photographs of the burglars have been posted online at Video of the break-ins is posted at Anyone with information may contact the Sheriff's Office at 1-800-854-2862 ext. 7871.


Shelters to open for cold weather

Officials plan to open five shelters on Sunday and Monday, when a low-pressure system will drop temperatures into the low 30s, according to Pasco County Emergency Management. The low temperatures and chills are dangerous to anyone who will be outside for a long time. Children, the elderly and pets are especially vulnerable to the cold and extra care should be taken to protect them. Officials urge people to bundle up and dress in layers to keep as warm as possible. The following cold weather shelters will open at 6 p.m. Sunday:

• Volunteer Way, 10008 Moon Lake Road, New Port Richey, (727) 815-0433.

• Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey, (727) 849-1943.

• Home with a Heart, 11736 U.S. 19, Room 161, Port Richey, (727) 243-1367.

• The Holy Ground Shelter, 8835 Denton Ave., Hudson.

• The Samaritan Project, 34921 Chauncy Road, Zephyrhills, (813) 810-8670.

Families are accepted at all facilities except the Volunteer Way.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Tampa Bay.

Pasco County wins award from Nestlé for recycling plastic bottles 12/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 23, 2010 7:27pm]
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