Thanksgiving Cricket Festival and Tournament this weekend

WESLEY CHAPEL

Thanksgiving Cricket tourney is this weekend

The Tampa Bay Thanksgiving Cricket Festival and Tournament will be hosted by the Wesley Chapel Cricket Club Saturday and Sunday at Wesley Chapel District Park, at Boyette and Overpass roads. Games will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, and there are three local teams participating. Free. For information, visit www.wesleychapelcricket.com.

COUNTYWIDE

All government offices closed

All Pasco County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pasco libraries and the Tax Collector's office will also be closed Saturday. But the Animal Control shelter, Resource Recovery Facility and East Pasco Transfer Station will reopen for normal hours on Saturday. Pasco County Public Transportation will not run any buses on Thursday, but will resume normal service on Friday.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Riverlights Boat Parade to be Dec. 6

The annual Riverlights Boat Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 on the Pithlachascotee River, starting at the Crab Shack (by the U.S. 19 bridge) and floating south through Sims Park to the downtown bridge. The boat parade tops a day of entertainment and a children's art show in Sims Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. After the parade, the Gotta Dance troupe will perform on the outdoor stage. Main Street Holidays will continue Dec. 12, 13 and 14 in Sims Park, with an arts and crafts show, river boat tours, kayak and canoe rentals, pony ride, a carnival, stage shows and live entertainment. Highlight is the Holiday Street Parade at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

Janitor admits to theft from day care

An after-hours janitor for a day care ended up cleaning the school out of $900, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Joshua R. Caldwell, 20 and of New Port Richey, is an employee of GCA Services Group and was hired to clean Today Care, a day care service at Pasco Hernando Community College in New Port Richey. On Oct. 3, the day care manager found out that the $900 stored in a lock box had been stolen. She received an anonymous call tipping her off about the theft and the caller said Caldwell was responsible. The report says that a deputy contacted Caldwell on Monday and that he confessed to the crime. He was arrested and taken to the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes. Caldwell was released that same day on $2,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

Booth, Berniece

Bosma, Peter

De Annuntus, Christine

Durgen, Nancy I.

Fritzsche, Robert E.

Hamby, Willis D.

Hamby, Willis D.

Keeley, John B.

Mohre, John J.

Truesdel, Donnie Byron

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Thanksgiving Cricket Festival and Tournament this weekend 11/25/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:03pm]

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