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Principal of Chasco Middle School in Pasco County will switch to Dr. Long Middle

LAND O'LAKES

Chasco Middle principal will switch schools

Chasco Middle School principal Christine E. Wolff has been tapped to lead Dr. Long Middle, Pasco's largest middle school. The School Board approved the transfer Tuesday. Wolff, who received bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, began her career in Pasco County in 1996 as a special education teacher at Weightman Middle. She became an assistant principal at Wesley Chapel High in 2000, then took the helm as principal at Chasco Middle in 2007. Wolff replaces former Dr. Long Middle principal Beth Brown, who recently was promoted to be the district's new executive director of secondary schools. The board is seeking candidates to fill principal vacancies at Chasco Middle, Shady Hills Elementary and Dr. Mary Giella Elementary.

COUNTYWIDE

Fireworks prompt many complaints

The Fourth of July brought bright explosions of fireworks to the night sky — and scores of complaints to 911 about people shooting off fireworks illegally. Florida law restricts the use of fireworks to mostly mining and farming activities, such as shooing birds away from fish hatcheries. Yet people regularly buy fireworks — aside from legal sparklers, smokers and trick noisemakers — and shoot them off for fun. All they have to do is sign a form promising they will use the fireworks legally. Between 5:30 p.m. and midnight Monday, Pasco deputies received 181 calls about illegal use of fireworks. While most revelers cooperated and stopped setting off the fireworks, deputies issued three citations.

LAND O'LAKES

Master gardeners will provide tips

The Pasco County extension office will host the seminar "Tips From Master Gardeners" and a plant swap from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). Attendees may bring a plant to swap if they wish. Free. For more information, contact B.J. Jarvis at (352) 518-0156.

HUDSON

CARES program seeks volunteers

CARES is looking for volunteers for its telephone reassurance program, which provides weekday phone checks on residents. The purpose of the program is to reassure individuals who are elderly and living alone at home that someone cares about their welfare. Calls are made from 8 to 10 a.m. each weekday morning. For more information or to volunteer, call the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D., Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, at (727) 863-6868.

Principal of Chasco Middle School in Pasco County will switch to Dr. Long Middle 07/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:43pm]
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