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.

Pasco Pride adopts a section of Moon Lake Road, not far from a road the Ku Klux Klan adopted in 1993

MICHELE MILLER |  Times
Pasco Pride president Nina Borders recently put in an application for Pasco’s Adopt-a-Road program. She selected a stretch of Moon Lake Road before discovering that it was in the same area as a residential road that was adopted by the local Ku Klux Klan chapter in 1993. While some consider that a dark part of Pasco’s history, Borders sees Pride’s present involvement as positive sign of how far things have come in 25 years.
Pride president Nina Borders said she didn’t know of the historical significance when she applied to the Keep Pasco Beautiful program.

‘I like gardening’: Pasco youngsters become mini farmers and chefs at summer camp

MICHELE MILLER |  Times
The hot summer is a slow time for vegetable gardening in Florida, but there are still some varieties to be harvested. Frank Galdo (center), program coordinator for Florida Friendly Landscaping in Pasco County, introduces Laniya Porter (left) and Amelia Sizemore (right) to a cucuzza squash plant during a Farm-to-Table summer camp program held June 3-7 at the extension’s One Stop Shop in Dade City.
Local youngsters hone their green thumbs at Farm-to-Table camp offered by the Pasco County Extension and University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences program.

Class of 2019: Meet the top graduates in Pasco high schools

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It’s the end of the school year and time for high school commencements. Here’s a look at those who made it to the

Class of 2019: Meet the top graduates in Pasco high schools

igraduation cap, diploma and textbooks.
Itís the end of the school year and time for high school commencements. Hereís a look at those who made it to the top of their class.

Richey Suncoast Theatre announces new season as executive director steps down

For 22 years, Marie Skelton has been a mainstay at the Richey Suncoast Theatre in downtown New Port Richey. She is stepping down from her most recent stint as executive director to move to Nevada where the dry climate is better suited to her health.  MICHELE MILLER | Times
Marie Skelton is stepping down after 22 years helping to lead the theater, seven as executive director.