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Veterans' advocate to explain aid, pension benefits in Port Richey


Briefing today on veterans' benefits

Free seminars on veterans' benefits will be at 10 a.m. today and Aug. 18 at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd.

Local veterans' advocate Mark Larson will explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension Program, which provides eligible veterans and surviving spouses $2,582 per month tax free. The seminar is designed to educate veterans and their families on eligibility and the application process. For information or to RSVP for one of the seminars, call (727) 849-9335.


CARES offering computer classes

CARES Connects has planned a summer series of computer classes. Lessons include Skype, Facebook and Internet security. A basic understanding of the computer and how to use a mouse is required.

Classes are from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Aug. 9 at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson; and from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 10 at CARES Elfers, 4136 Barker Driver, Elfers. The cost is $15 per class or $45 for all four classes.

To sign up, call (727) 863-6868 or (727) 514-1429.

Submit your photo for hospital calendar

Gulfside Regional Hospice is holding a photo contest throughout August to fill its 2012 calendar.

For consideration, photos must be shot in Pasco County and be sizeable for printing at 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. Each photographer can submit multiple photos, but there will not be more than two winning entries per person. Winners will receive five calendars and a gift certificate to Gulfside Regional Hospice's Thrift Shoppe.

Digital photos should be submitted in original size (not to exceed 6MB per photo). Minimum resolution is 300 DPI. Black and white, vertical, date-stamped or digitally manipulated images will not be considered.

E-mail entries to Mail CDs of photos to Gulfside Regional Hospice's main office, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, to the attention of the Community Relations Department. All entries should include the photographer's name, e-mail address, home address and phone number and be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 31. If a person is visible in the picture, a signed photo release is required. For a photo release form or information, call (727) 845-5707.

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