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Phyllis Day - Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Want to get your news into the Pasco Times or Hernando Times sections of the paper? I'm the one to contact. I’ve been writing for the Tampa Bay Times in various capacities since 1995. Currently, I handle all upcoming events and happenings in Hernando and Pasco counties, putting together the Hometown pages, Business Digests and Things-to-Do, as well as brief news items, for both regional sections. I was born and raised on Long Island and moved to Florida after graduating with a journalism degree from SUNY-New Paltz in upstate New York. I have been living in the Spring Lake area for more than 20 years, where my husband and I are happy to be raising our family.

  1. Pasco County community news
    This and more Pasco County news briefs.
  2. Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected Haunted House at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City.
    Fall fests, haunted trails and other scares kick off Halloween festivities.
  3. Families enjoy carnival rides at the 2018 Rattlesnake Festival at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. The festival returns Oct. 18-20, kicking off with a concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday and food, entertainment and educational activities throughout the weekend.
    Musicals, art exhibits and other things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
  4. Festival goers move through the midway during the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church's annual Ethnic Festival. This year's festival will be Oct. 17-20 at the church on Spring Hill Drive at Coronado Drive.
    The 28th-annual Ethnic Festival returns to St. Joan of Arc.
  5. Legislative delegation meeting allows lawmakers to hear requests from local elected officials and civic organizations
  6. Regina Temple is the new president and CEO at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
    Read this and more Pasco County business news.
  7. Hernando County community news
    Plus a health symposium, ribbon cuttings and other Hernando County business news.
  8. The cast performs 'On The Deck Of A Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492' in the Stage West production of 'Songs for a New World', which will be presented Oct. 17-27. Pictured at top, from left: Paris Seaver, Anthony Agnelli and Nicki Poulis. Standing in front: Jay Garcia.
    See ‘Songs for a New World’ and other shows in the north Suncoast
  9. The annual Oktoberfest at Marker 48 Brewing in Spring Hill will feature the “running of the wieners” on Oct. 12. The event is a benefit for Low Ride Dachshund Rescue.
    Upcoming events in Pasco and Hernando
  10. Hernando County community news
    Hernando County business digest for Oct. 11