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.

Red Apple students create ‘happy’ art exhibit

Red Apple student Anna Mattingly, 27, checks out the work of fellow students on display at the Rao Musunuru, MD, Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College. “It’s very nice, especially since all the money goes back to the school for supplies because we do a lot of crafting,” she said. The
Pasco-Hernando State College exhibit featuring artwork created by adult students with developmental disabilities

Call it Saturday school for dogs: Pasco County partners with nonprofit to prepare canines for service jobs

Vita, a 7-month-old golden Labrador retriever, takes a ride on a Pasco County public transportation bus during a training exercise with Southeastern Guide Dogs. “It’s great. She is amazing,” said Madison Welch, a volunteer puppy raiser with Southeastern Guide Dogs. Puppy handlers temporarily adopt dogs to help them assimilate to the home environment and obedience training before the dogs more to formal training.
Southeastern Guide Dogs and Pasco County Transportation collaborate for a training session on bus riding.

Michele Miller: Ready or not, it’s moving time

Michele Miller Douglas R. Clifford  |  Tampa Bay Times
Come fall there’s a mass exodus of children leaving the nest to head off to college. This time for us, though, it’s for good.

New Port Richey museum revamp brings it closer to the community’s true history

Curator Brian Schmit has big plans for the reorganization of exhibits at the West Pasco Historical Society Rao Musunuru, MD, Museum and Library in New Port Richey.
“It’s going to be completely different than you see now,” said Schmit, a former history teacher and author who started as curator about six months ago.
Curator Brian Schmit plans a new look and new take on history displayed at the West Pasco Historical Society Rao Musunuru, MD, Museum and Library.

Get your tie dye out for the local Spirit of Woodstock Festival

Courtesy of Yesterdayze
Yesterdayze will be one of several bands playing at the Spirit of Woodstock music festival Aug. 16-18 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. While there will be a fair share of ‘60s cover tunes playing, there will be eclectic lines featuring Americana, blues, rock, reggae and more.
Spirit of Woodstock, a three-day festival, offers a way for locals to commemorate in the rustic setting of the Sertoma Youth Ranch near Brooksville.