CURRENT LIFE COACHING JOINS SMARTSTART: The SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubators recently welcomed Current Life Coaching as an on-site member at the New Port Richey location. Current Life Coaching specializes in improving family dynamics by providing the resources and tools individuals and families need to communicate and interact in a positive way. The SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator program currently provides business assistance and training to 16 on- and off-site member entrepreneurs across Pasco County. For information, visit smartstartpasco.com.
WIN A NEW A/C FOR CHRISTMAS: Balanced Air in Port Richey will install a new air conditioning system to a deserving family in need this Christmas. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15, and the winner will be announced Dec. 24. Individuals are invited to apply personally or nominate a friend or family member online at ChristmasAC.com. Applicants need to demonstrate a hardship that they have recently experienced. Terms and conditions of giveaway are listed on the website. For information, call (727) 842-2247.
WATERMARK AT TRINITY HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Preparing for the opening of its newest assisted living and memory care facility, Watermark Retirement Communities has hired Aileen Carlson as executive director of the Watermark at Trinity. The facility is expected to open its doors in April 2016.
DENTIST TEACHES LANAP: Dr. David Kimmel of the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry recently provided hands-on training in LANAP, laser gum surgery that regenerates bone and kills the bacteria that causes gum disease. The training took place in Cerritos, Calif., where dentists from all over the world convened to learn the technique. Kimmel has been practicing in Bayonet Point for 25 years and has been utilizing laser dentistry for 10 years. His office is at 12124 Cobble Stone Drive, Bayonet Point.
TRINITY MARKETPLACE: Local small businesses will gather to showcase and sell their products at the Trinity Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 106, in the Trinity Commons Plaza, New Port Richey. The event will take place on the first Saturday of the month through March. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 375-9700 or send email to [email protected]
BODY LANGUAGE SECRETS: The Pasco Economic Development Council's SMARTstart program will present "Secrets of Body Language to Improve Success" from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at SMARTstart New Port Richey, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The event is free and will be presented by Jacqueline Eden of Pasco-Hernando State College. To RSVP, call (727) 478-0670 or (352) 437-4861, or visit pascoedc.com/pen/events/2015-12/.
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BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL: The sixth annual Pigz in Z'Hill BBQ & Blues Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave., Zephyrhills. As the name suggests, the event features a barbecue competition, along with blues music. Visitors will be able to sample culinary creations by both professional and backyard competitors. There will be concessions, vendors, kids rides, classic cars and plenty of barbecue. Admission is free; parking is $10. The music will start at 11 a.m., with a lineup including Coldiron, Wendy Rich & the Soulshakers, the RJ Howson Band and Damon Fowler. For sponsorships and vendor information, visit zephyrhillschamber.org.
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