Michele Miller, Pasco Features Reporter

Michele Miller

Pasco Features Reporter

I’m jack-of-all-trades of sorts, working for the Pasco regional section of the Tampa Bay Times. I plan local education and entertainment coverage and write a fair share of human interest stories. I always have my camera handy because I enjoy taking pictures. I’m passionate about bringing you local news that you won't get anywhere else. I’m a northern transplant who’s been working for the Times for over 20 years, so you could say, I’ve settled in. Your community is my community. Call me any time with a story idea.

Forgotten New Port Richey sculpture gets a cleaning and new introduction at Locals Night

MICHELE MILLER |  Times
Charlie Partin, 75, a former architect turned artist, returns to New Port Richey to clean a giant sculpture he created 20 years ago that was to be a centerpiece for a small downtown park.
Charlie Partin, a former architect and presentday artist, returns to New Port Richey clean a water-wall sculpture he created 20 years ago with hopes of generating new interest in the piece.

Pasco County Fair rolls into Dade City

ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times file
The Pasco County Fair will run Feb. 18-24 at the county fairgrounds in Dade City.
The 72nd annual Pasco County Fair runs Feb. 18-24.

Pasco Blues and Food Festival finds new home in Land O' Lakes

Forever Eric — Clapton Tribute Band will perform at the Pasco Blues and Food Festival Feb. 9 at Heritage Park in Land O' Lakes. 
Courtesy of Simply Events
The Pasco Blues and Food Festival, now in it's third year, has grown and is moving to Heritage Park.

Florida hops: The latest crop experiment for Pasco citrus growers

Hops growing in hop yard at Florida Hop Growers in St. Joseph where Leonard and Ted Gude,  their sons, Brad and Kevin, have embarked on a new, experimental business of growing hops in Florida's tropical climate.  Courtesy Leonard Gude
The Gude name is synonymous with kumquats in these parts, but two brothers and their sons are giving hops a go, with hopes of tapping into a local, niche market.

Local concerts to fit anyone's budget. Yes, some are free

Richey Community Orchestra presents Martin Preston in
Tributes to Liberace, McCartney, the Beach Boys and more headline local concert offerings.