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Inside the new building hangs an elaborate watercolor rendering of the former Grove Park Community Center, painted by an arts council teacher.Pasco Fine Arts Council

New arts council home offers more space for variety of offerings

NEW PORT RICHEY — An "art space" is what board member Jo Baughman calls the Pasco Fine Arts Council's new home. Boasting more than 6,000 square feet of space, the new council facilities, at the former Grove Park Community Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey, include four interconnected buildings, green spa …


  1. Woman shot while standing on Holiday street


    HOLIDAY — A man fired multiple gunshots down a Pasco County street Saturday night and hit a woman who suffered a non-life-threatening wound, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

  2. Tropical Storm Erika: Here's where to get sandbags in Tampa Bay


    With expectations of heavy rain and flooding if Tropical Storm Erika continues to threaten Florida, local governments are making sandbags available to residents. Here are lists of locations:


  3. Tampa Premium Outlets job fair draws a crowd of 1,000 people


    TAMPA — Just finding a place to park at the Tampa Premium Outlets job fair was itself a job worthy of a paycheck.

    People peruse business stations for applications Thursday at the Tampa Premium Outlets job fair hosted by the Embassy Suites in Tampa. CareerSource Pasco Hernando is partnering with the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce to fill more than 800 jobs at the Tampa Premium Outlets in Lutz, which will have a grand opening in late October. [SCOTTY SCHENCK | Times]
  4. Flooded again, owner of popular skating center pledges to reopen by fall



    It was about 9 p.m. Aug. 3, and Jim Balay was in the Bahamas tending to his water sports business when he got a text from his air-conditioning guy back in the States.

    Shane Madak, of Frontier Hardwood Flooring, works on a new rink at SpinNations Skating Center in Port Richey on Tuesday.
  5. Police say report of unwanted visitors at Port Richey mayoral candidate's home was unfounded

    Local Government

    PORT RICHEY — On Aug. 5, former City Council member Dale G. Massad filed prequalifying papers to run for mayor of Port Richey. The next morning, police responded to an alarming call from a woman living at the retired doctor's house.

    Police say Dale Massad refused to fill out a voluntary statement about the incident.
  6. Family movie nights, a 'Night in the Tropics' and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast


    Art events

    On the wild side: An opening reception for the "Wildlife and Their Natural Landscape" art exhibit will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. Free. For information, call (727) 848-6500.

  7. Hope Children's Home Choir to perform at New Port Richey church


    Children's home choir to perform at church