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Wesley Chapel motorcyclist killed in collision with car


Wesley chapel motorcyclist killed in crash

A 59-year-old Wesley Chapel man died Tuesday night when his motorcycle collided with a car at Grand Boulevard and Trouble Creek Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol. At about 8:40 p.m., James Patrick Enoch, 19, of New Port Richey, was driving a 1988 four-door Nissan north on Grand Boulevard and tried to turn left on to Trouble Creek Road. FHP said Enoch turned into the path of Gary Don Luker, who was driving his 2006 Honda motorcycle south on Grand Boulevard through the intersection. Luker, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene, FHP said. Enoch and his passenger, Andrew Reynaud, also 19 and of New Port Richey, were not injured. No charges have been filed.


Pine seedlings to be given away

A local dentist will give away 3,000 longleaf pine seedlings Friday at New Port Richey Library at 5939 Main St. This marks the third year that Dr. Garland Forbes has given away the trees as part of his "Plant 1,000 Trees Before You Die" environmental campaign. In three years, Forbes has distributed 7,000 trees that have been planted in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando and Polk counties. This year, he hopes to pass the 10,000-tree mark. The library will have a ceremonial tree planting at 2 p.m. The trees, which are first-generation seedlings between 10 and 16 inches tall, will be distributed from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. or until supplies last.


New owners bring back Cafe Grand

Cafe Grand, a once-thriving downtown restaurant that shut down for about three weeks, has reopened under new owners. Tony and Barbara Robinson of New Port Richey bought the restaurant on Grand Boulevard last month. The Robinsons have re-worked the lunch and dinner menus and say they hope to make the restaurant more like it was under its first owner, Joe Catania, who ran it for 15 years until retiring in 2004. The couple has added a Sunday champagne brunch. The previous owners had changed the name to the Grand, but the Robinsons changed it back to its original name. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. "We want to re-instill what this had," said Tony Robinson, 52. "Whatever it had, we're going to do what it takes to bring it back."


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The new Anclote High School is in Holiday. An item Wednesday gave an incorrect location.

Pasco deaths

Berry, Lurlene Jenkins

Budd, Dirk Ronald

Collier, Reatha Mae

Coward, Ester

Dunn, Elizabeth

Gasparino, Lawrence J. "Larry"

Kirk, Cleo Law

Mack, Larry

Robinson, James P.

Scotella, Michael

Sell, Eric A. "Mullett"

Tarone, Herbert V. "Vinnie"

Woodworth, Helen R.

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