NEW PORT RICHEY
Remodeling of Wal-Mart set to wrap up by July
This month a crew of 70 workers began a major overhaul of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at State Road 54 and Little Road. The remodeling, which is expected to wrap up July 1, will bring wider aisles, lower shelving, a brighter color scheme and easy-to-read signs to the store, according to Mitchell Communications Group, Wal-Mart's public relations firm. The store will remain open during the renovations, with much of the work happening overnight.
Bid on bachelors, goods at auction
Whether you're in the market for a good carpet cleaning, an all-expenses-paid fishing trip or a night on the town, check out the 7th annual Bachelors, Baskets and Services Auction at 5 p.m. Friday at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. The fundraiser, hosted by the Community Service Council of West Pasco, will raise money for the PACE Center for Girls, Operation Shoebox and scholarships for several high school seniors and one adult. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call event chairwoman Becky Bennett at (727) 452-4693 or visit www.communityservicecouncil.org.
Suncoast Arts Fest starts Saturday
Find one-of-a-kind creations or make new memories at this weekend's Suncoast Arts Fest at the Shops at Wiregrass. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, will feature the works of more than 80 artisans and craftsmen in all price ranges and for all tastes. The event includes a hands-on children's art tent, a variety of professional and local musical talent, and food and spirits from the Wiregrass merchants. Admission is free; proceeds from sales of items will go to supporting arts education in schools. For details, visit www.suncoastartsfest.com or call (727) 247-6182.
Seniors welcome to attend job fair
Are you a senior looking for a job? Does your resume need updating, or do you want to create a new one? The CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, can help. The center is holding a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 19 in celebration of Older Americans Month. A number of local businesses have been invited to attend. Residents are welcome to bring their resumes to the event for help or to call the center at (727) 863-6868 for an appointment to receive assistance.
After Long Lake Ranch developers withdrew a wetlands survey related to the T. Rowe Price project, an environmental group's challenge to Swiftmud ended. A headline Saturday was incorrect on this point.