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Public meeting Wednesday on community policing in New Port Richey


residents' ideas on community policing sought

The city will hold a public meeting on community policing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 5919 Main St. New Port Richey Police Chief Jeffrey Harrington, Capt. Jack Armstrong of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and other members of both agencies will discuss policing priorities with the community. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback. "We're looking forward to some good interaction with our residents," Harrington said. "We want to be sure their needs and concerns are addressed, and that they know we're listening to them. We're sure that the combined forces of New Port Richey and Pasco County, working together, will be an effective tool."


Ribbon-cutting for new park Tuesday

City officials will celebrate the new playground equipment at Frances Avenue Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the park, 5580 Frances Ave. Crews removed the old, rusty equipment and replaced it with a handicapped-compliant playground that has slides, ladders, climbing walls and a wood fiber surface. "We feel this is an important addition to the city," said Parks and Recreation Director Elaine Smith. "Our city has the infrastructure to make it the perfect location for young families to settle and grow. This new facility will benefit everyone and make our city an even better place to live, work and play."


Documentary on food supply shown

Food, Inc., a documentary about America's food supply, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity's "Movies on Madison" series. The film portrays a food supply that is controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will show the movie at its community center, 4131 Madison St. Pets are welcome and if weather permits the movie to be shown outdoors. For information call (727) 843-8786 or visit


Pancake breakfast a community event

The Volunteer Way, IHOP restaurants and Knights of Columbus will hold their next free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive (behind the Honda dealer at U.S. 19 and Ridge Road). The Cornerstone Community Church will provide many children's activities, including face painting and crafts. Information and applications for Florida KidCare, affordable health insurance for children under the age of 19, will be available. The event is open to anyone in need as well as those who would like to help them. Donations are welcome but not necessary; any proceeds will buy food for The Volunteer Way Food Bank, which assists more than 10,000 Pasco families in need. For information call (727) 815-0433 or visit

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