Donations ARE REQUESTED for Sandy Victims
New Jersey native and Pasco business owner Kristin Green is gathering donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Green, who operates Monkey Bizness children's play center at the Shops at Wiregrass, will ship donations to volunteer contacts in the Brick/Point Pleasant, Toms River and Stafford communities. "These communities are mainland neighbors of the barrier islands so severely devastated and are currently caring for thousands of residents," Green wrote on her Facebook page. "Not just due to loss of homes from the storm, surge and the flooding . . . so many are in shelters due to the lack of electricity, heat and clean water, as well." Items requested include toiletries, over-the-counter pain relievers, medical supplies, men's and women's underwear, and socks. Since posting the announcement, Green has challenged her friends, family and customers to donate larger items such as blankets, towels, warm clothing, coloring books, crayons, small toys, puzzles, crafts and other items for kids. For information, Green can be reached at Monkey Bizness, 28329 Paseo Drive, Suite 160, Wesley Chapel or (813) 388-2922.
Tips for a smooth Election Day
With Election Day finally here, Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is encouraging voters to take simple measures to ensure a smooth day at the polls. Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Not sure where your precinct is? Corley said the information is on your voter information card, or can be found at pascovotes.com by selecting the "precincts and districts" tab on the home page. Be sure to bring your photo ID with a signature to the polls. If you've moved to Pasco County from another Florida county, you must report your address change to Corley's office before Tuesday, or you may be required to vote a provisional ballot. A resident must have registered to vote by Oct. 9 to be eligible to cast a ballot in Tuesday's election. You can check your registration status at pascovotes.com. "Reminding everyone what's required on election day ensures a smoother voting experience," Corley said. "Our goal is to provide the best service possible and a flawless, transparent election to the citizens of Pasco County." For information call toll-free at 1-800-851-8754 or visit pascovotes.com.
Buses will not run Nov. 12, 22 or 23
Pasco County Public Transportation has announced its holiday schedule for this month. There will be no bus service on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. In addition, there will be no bus service Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. For information, call (727) 834-3322.