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New manager for New Port Richey thrift shop

Good Connections Thrift Shoppe, the Connections Job Development Program resale store, has a new store manager, Michael Davis. The New Port Richey resident, who has owned and operated an antiques store, comes with more than 20 years of retail experience.

Good Connections is at 6636 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The shop features clothing, books, collectibles, housewares and more. Donations are accepted daily.

All sales support the Connections Job Development Program, which provides job search services to area job seekers and connects them with local employers. Based in New Port Richey since 1991, all services are provided free of charge to applicants and area employers.

Recycling club names officers for 2009

The RESORCE Recycling Club started the first meeting of the year with the election of officers. The officers are Nick Planck, president; Kim Hawkins, vice president; Suzanne Hayes, treasurer; and Terri Conroy, secretary.

The club is a community coalition of volunteers, including students, residents, business professionals and civic groups.

Winn-Dixie completes remodeling of stores

The Winn-Dixie stores at 6033 County Road 54 in New Port Richey and 1640 U.S. 19 in Holiday have been remodeled. Customers will find upgraded departments and expanded services.

In addition to expanded produce, seafood and meat departments, customers will also find organic and natural products, a wine department and a delicatessen.

Chamber offers national discount card

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce announced that it will offer the hCard, a national discount card that provides savings at participating merchants and emergency support/roadside assistance to cardholders.

Information about the card is available at

The card, which costs $25 for a year, is available through the chamber's Web site, www.west

Parade of homes includes virtual tours

For the first time, two virtual model-home tours have joined the 2009 showcase of traditional model homes in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Hernando county communities for the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes.

The virtual tour was launched Saturday and will continue through April 5.

The virtual models can be viewed online at www.tampabay

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Pasco County business notes 03/22/09 [Last modified: Sunday, March 22, 2009 7:19pm]
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