Friday, June 22, 2018


Michele Miller, Times staff writer

Michele Miller, Times staff writer

Michele Miller is a Tampa Bay Times writer in Pasco County. Miller coordinates and provides stories and photographs for Pasco entertainment features as well as the Top of the Class education feature.

Science partners Jade Neal (left) and Tyler Hitchner (right) work together to create a zip line during STEMagination Camp at Pasco Middle School in Dade City. The camp gave students an opportunity to engage with various technology, and was one of four sessions offered to students in grades 6-8 who attend Title 1 schools throughout the county. MICHELE MILLER |  TIMES

STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

DADE CITY —Just a few weeks into summer vacation, Pasco Middle School student Jade Neal, 14, was back at school, delving into a challenging STEM activity on force in motion, as the theme to Mission Impossible played in the...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Celebrate summer with these family friendly events

TIMES STAFFThose looking to get out this weekend might want to check out a couple of family-friendly events in east Pasco. • It’s old fashioned summer fun as Color Me Abstract hosts their second...
Published: 06/18/18
Showroom attendant and salesman Scott Remington gets acquainted with a 1930 Ford steel-bodied, custom five-window coupe in the showroom at Streetside Classics, a consignment dealership for classic cars. The dealership, located off State Road 54 in Lutz, opened in 2015 and has about 200 classic cars in the 40,000-square-foot showroom  MICHELE MILLER |  Times

Looking for your father’s Oldsmobile? You might just find it here.

LUTZIn a 40,000-square-foot showroom lined end-to-end with about 200 classic rides, Scott Remington was getting acquainted with a 1930 Ford steel-bodied, custom five-window coupe."These cars are hard to find," Remington said as he...
Published: 06/14/18
Lynn Gibbs, 62, (left) of Spring Hill is assisted by patient consultant Espree Vandervoort (center )and Tre Vonalgarin (right) at the new Trulieve Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in New Port Richey. The New Port Richey location, which opened on June 6,  is the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Pasco County. Previously, local patients such as Gibbs had to travel to Hillsborough or Pinellas County, or pay a $25 delivery charge.

Pasco’s first medical marijuana dispensary a welcome sight for patients

NEW PORT RICHEY — Lynn Gibbs had a smile on her face as she entered the new Trulieve dispensary on Monday morning. For two years, Gibbs has used medical marijuana to help treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal...
Published: 06/12/18
Country singer Charlie Farley performs June 15 at Classics, 12400 County Line Road in Hudson.

Hot Music Picks

• Country singer Charlie Farley performs Friday at Classics, 12400 County Line Road in Hudson. In March, Farley released a new two-pack single, Drinks and Dreams and Feelin’ Like I Love It. His album All I’ve...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Fifth-grade students Jeffery Walker (left) and Myli Lane, take a turn on stage in a school presentation of

Music Man Junior production lets kids shine

ZEPHYRHILLS — Myli Lane used to be a quiet, shy kid. There wasn’t a hint of that last week, when the fifth-grader strode onto the stage at Chester Taylor Elementary School. It was the last of three performances of Music Man Junior, and...
Updated one month ago

School news for June 1

School News• Pasco County Schools Together We Stand annual summit will be held in two sessions on June 4 at the Center of the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The...
Updated one month ago

Local production of "Ain’t Retirement Grand!" promises lots of laughs

HUDSON — What to do in the golden years? Early bird specials, doctor’s appointments, figuring out who to leave what in your will? Or maybe just take some time out for a few laughs about the situation.A local production of Ain’t Retirement...
Updated one month ago
Roger Michels, left, and Andy Lundquist, (pictured in 2014) were partners in a west Pasco funeral home for 30 years. Andy Lundquist died on February 20. Roger Michels, known foroverseeing the Chaso Fiesta  street parade for more than 40 years, passed away on May 7.   DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Epilogue: No one could say ‘no’ to Port Richey funeral director, community cheerleader

NEW PORT RICHEY — It was a sleepy little town when Roger Eugene Michels landed in 1964 as general manager of the Duval Funeral Home.Right off, he got to building a legacy of altruism and civic duty in the New Port Richey community — one that...
Updated one month ago

School news for May 18

School Calendar• May 17-20: High school graduations• May 25: Last day of school for studentsBriefs• Head Start/Early Head Start applications are available at the following...
Updated one month ago