Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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.



MICHELE MILLER |  TIMES
Anclote Elementary kindergardener, Emmanuella Amesse, 5, gets a happy response from volunteer, Charlyn Wirick, during hearing screenings conducted by the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation.

Volunteers are essential for student health screenings at Pasco schools

NEW PORT RICHEY — There was a beehive of activity at Anclote Elementary School last week as students lined up for health screenings in the school media center.The state-mandated screenings cover vision, hearing and body mass testing for...
Published: 09/18/18
MICHELE MILLER |  TIMES
About 500 people came out for the  Pasco County Astronomy Club's 15th anniversary star gazing party in August at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. Here, Gavin Shimp, 16, checks out the viewing on his new Celestron 8  Nexstar telescope. Club member Carl Wright (left) looks on.

Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

NEW PORT RICHEY — The September night sky is calling. Members of the Pasco County Astronomy Club will be celebrating with a free stargazing party from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.As usual, club members will...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
MICHELE MILLER   |   TIMES
Berlinger photographs wildlife he encounters during his shifts as site supervisor at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness.

Lens on Pasco wildlife: Park supervisor shares encounters with his pictures

NEW PORT RICHEY — For Mark Berlinger, getting the best shot is a matter of serendipity. Being in the right place. Looking up at the right time. Hearing a rustle and following a notion to take the lens cap off your camera and shoot.Often, the...
Published: 09/13/18

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School calendar• Sept. 14: Progress reports.• Oct. 12: End of first grading quarter.• Oct. 15: Teacher planning day. No school for students.• Oct. 23: Report...
Published: 09/10/18

School notes for Sept. 7

School calendar• Sept. 14: Progress reports.• Oct. 12: End of first grading quarter.• Oct. 15: Teacher planning day. No school for students.• Oct. 23: Report cards.College...
Updated one month ago
MICHELE MILLER   |   Times
Zack takes the first pass with the clippers as his dad, Doyle Springfield, gets his head shaved along with other supporters of Zack at the pep rally.

Zephyrhills High rallys to support ‘the greatest kid,’ who’s in a fight for his life

ZEPHYRHILLS There was a swelling of Bulldog Pride as students, many donning orange and black school colors and "I Run For Zack" T-shirts, flocked to the gymnasium for the afternoon pep rally at Zephyrhills High. • The marching band played...
Updated one month ago

School notes for Aug. 24

School calendar• Aug. 28/30: Adult education graduation.• Sept. 3: Labor Day, no school.• Sept. 14: Progress reports.Theatre/Music/ArtThe Pasco Schools educational series Learn it...
Updated one month ago

Annual festival brings the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean to New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — A balmy August helps set the scene for the 3rd annual New Port Richey Caribbean Carnival & Festival to be held from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday in Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey, The event, sponsored by Dulcet Restaurant...
Updated one month ago

Main Street Zephyrhills seeks volunteers

ZEPHYRHILLS — Every year, Main Street Zephyrhills hosts 13 to 14 events in the downtown area. Simple gatherings such as the "Saturday in the Square Classic Car Cruise In" (5 to 8 p.m. Saturday) help to highlight local businesses in the quaint downtown...
Updated one month ago

School notes for Aug. 17

School calendar• Aug. 13: First day of school for students.• Aug. 28/30: Adult education graduation.• Sept. 3: Labor Day, no school.• Sept. 14: Progress reports.Library notes/Educational...
Updated one month ago