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Cheryl Touchstone joins real estate firm

Nancy Johanson, broker and vice president of marketing at Johanson & Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce that Cheryl Touchstone has joined the Lutz firm.

For information, visit the Web site

McDonald's reopens at Southgate center

The McDonald's at 5309 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey has opened its rebuilt restaurant. The new, contemporary and space-efficient design is suited to cafe-style seating, which sets the ambiance for the new espresso-based coffee drinks. The drive-through has been redesigned for easier access.

There is an added "Kidzpace" interactive play station for children in the lobby. The owner is JC Prado.

AT&T expands 3G coverage in Pasco

As part of the expansion of its high-speed, third-generation (3G) network, AT&T has added new equipment to an existing cell tower in northwestern Pasco County to boost coverage in Shady Hills.

AT&T also has placed equipment on a new tower near County Line Road and Meadow Pointe Boulevard to improve coverage in Wesley Chapel.

The AT&T 3G network opens the door to a new era of advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content such as AT&T's "Video Share," a first-of-its-kind technology that allows users to share live video during a wireless call.

Pasco Regional gets national recognition

Pasco Regional Medical Center of Dade City has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program.

The program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

AARP driving program has new coordinator

After 12 years as instructor, district and zone coordinator for the AARP's driver safety program, Charles Fisher has stepped down as district coordinator for the west Pasco area. Frank Hoerner has taken over. He can be reached at (813) 949-7340 or

HPH Hospice elects new board chairman

Lifelong Pasco County resident Bill McGavern of Zephyrhills has been elected as HPH Hospice's chairman of the board. He will serve a three-year term. McGavern has served on the hospice's board since 2005.

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Pasco County business digest 07/12/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 12, 2009 7:35pm]
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