Pasco Business digest for Dec. 9

Published Dec. 7, 2016


MINIATURE GOLF OPENS: A new 18-hole, lighted miniature golf course opened recently at Plantation Palms Golf Club in the Plantation Plams development in Land O'Lakes. It is the first neighborhood miniature golf course to open at a regulation-size golf club. Membership is not required. The cost to play is $7.49 for adults and $5.99 for kids ages 3 to 10. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (813) 996-4653 or visit

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MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY APPOINTMENTS: The Medical Center of Trinity has announced four new appointments, including Dr. Mahesh Bhambore as chairman of the department of medicine and Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel as vice chairman. Dr. Keith Chisholm was appointed chairman of the department of surgery, and Dr. Stephen Hanff was appointed vice chairman. The four doctors will be installed at the medical staff's annual meeting in January.


TRADE A TOY FOR AN OIL CHANGE: The three Pasco County locations of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair —6609 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills; 11930 U.S. 19, Port Richey, and 3508 U.S. 19, New Port Richey — will offer free oil changes and tire rotations (or $20 off any auto repair service) to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign through Dec. 10. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. For information, visit

POLAREX SANTA IS OPEN: Children are invited to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves at no charge from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from now until Christmas at Polarex Santa, 8601 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Parents are welcome to take their own photos or purchase a 5-by-7 print for $12 (two for $20). For information, call (727) 494-6024.

LULAROE EXTRAVAGANZA: More than 30 LuLaRoe consultants, along with other local businesses, will participate in the LuLaRoe Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey. The event is free, outdoors and open to the public. A food truck will be available. For information, call (727) 375-9700.

COMMON GROUNDS STARTUP SERIES: The SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator will offer a free Common Grounds startup series from 9 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at SMARTstart Dade City, 37837 Meridian Ave., Suite 309, Dade City. Coffee and networking start at 8:30 a.m. The next date is Dec. 14. Each month, two individuals will present five-minute pitches and introduce their business ideas to the local entrepreneurial community. Each pitch will be followed by questions and answers. Applications for speakers will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered each month. For information, visit

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TRAINING: The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a training session, "Green Industry Best Management Practices," from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The program is designed for landscape professionals who apply pesticides and fertilizers commercially. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. Participants need to bring a photo ID and a pre-paid ticket for admission. No refunds once tickets are purchased. To RSVP, visit For information, call (352) 518-0156.

CHAMBER CHRISTMAS MIXER: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its Christmas Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at CenterState Bank, the event sponsor, at 6930 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

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COLDWELL BANKER OPENS LUTZ OFFICE: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential will have a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at its newest office, 24620 State Road 54, Lutz. To RSVP, call (727) 495-2424.

MARKETING MANIA: American House Zephyrhills and Senior Helpers are joining together to offer an East and Central Pasco Marketing Mania at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Tuttle's Christmas Wonderland, 2308 Camp Indianhead Road, Land O'Lakes. RSVP by Dec. 13. For information or to RSVP, call (813) 400-2263.

GULF VIEW SQUARE OFFERS HOLIDAY EVENTS: Gulf View Square mall has announced plans for several holiday events:

• Kids can have their photos taken with Santa in center court until Dec. 24. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

• Pet photos with Santa, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11.

For information and costs, call (727) 848-3600 or visit

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also email items to or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Submitted items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.