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Michele Miller - Pasco Features Reporter

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.

  1. Members of the VFW Post 8154 honor guard stand at attention during the Veterans Day Remembrance service held Nov. 11 at Zephyr Park in Zephyrhills.
  2. Henry Fletcher is entering his 47th season directing the Richey Concert Band.
    Local offering abound as concert season gets underway in the North Suncoast.
  3. Medal of Honor recipient and retired Navy Seal Lt. Thomas Norris shakes hands with Angelina Anderson, 11, during a visit to Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday.
    The visits were a collaboration with the Medal of Honor Character Foundation.
  4. During a recent rehearsal of 'In the Heights,' Gulf Middle student Dominic Nitz gets a toss in the air with help from Noah Mederios (left) and Jay Woodson (right).
    It’s a mature stretch for middle school students, but teacher Peter Nason says that’s what it’s all about
  5. Special Olympics athlete Lucas Yingling, 7, is cheered on by Pasco-Hernando State College basketball player Hayden Greene during a conditioning clinic held at Wendell Krinn Technical High in New Port Richey.
    Team members help Special Olympians hone their skills.
  6. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session.
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  7. Students in the Gulf High School class of 2023 show their spirit in a float they created for the annual homecoming parade held Oct. 8 in downtown New Port Richey.
    Annual tradition marches on last week down Grand Boulevard.
  8. A lone motorcyclist makes his way down Main Street during the annual Cotee River Bike Fest on Saturday. The streets were cordoned off for the three-day event, which attracts thousands of enthusiasts to New Port Richey.
    Annual Cotee River Bike Fest attracts thousands over the weekend.
  9. Medicare can be confusing. But there's help from trained counselors for SHINE. Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging.
    Columnist Michele Miller shares her husband’s journey to get on Medicare and how local volunteers can help seniors navigate the system.
  10. MICHELE MILLER | Times 2018
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will roll into downtown New Port Richey for the Cotee River Bike Fest held Oct. 11-13.
    The weekend event brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town while benefiting local charities.