Wednesday, May 9, 2012
So far, less than 100 kids have signed up for the program, which is slated to begin next month.
Last year, the New Port Richey City Council proposed raising the fees for the recreation center’s summer program to a level that was unaffordable for most families. Due to intense media coverage and public outcry, the council wisely backed off the plan. However, there was little in the press regarding the council’s decision to drop the proposed increase and remain at the rates that were in effect at the start of the 2011 summer camp. When registration for the 2012 summer program opened in April, it became evident that not many people were aware that the fees remain the same as last year. Normally the recreation center has a line out the door on the day registration opens with people rushing to fill the approximately 170 open slots before …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I liked the idea of cooking with my 4-year-old. He is a very good eater but he does not like vegetables ... so I tried to change that.
Recently I read an article on how to get your kids to eat their vegetables. The article suggests having your children pick vegetables out at the grocery store and then cook them with you. It concludes that this process will magically convince your kid to eat the vegetables they have cooked. I liked the idea of cooking with my 4-year-old. It would be good for him to knowingly eat better, and it would make me less annoying because, like a parrot, I am constantly saying, “You need to eat your veggies to grow big and strong.” He always replies with his patented phrase, “I DOOO eat vegetables. I eat carrots.” His one and only vegetable. So I go to the store, by myself, very enthused to add some new vegetables to our palate. If you'll notice, I …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Spriggs has been the proprietary owner of Flowers by Gru, located at 6124 Grand Boulevard in downtown New Port Richey for 24-years and started the business when he moved to the city in 1987.
You may not have met David Spriggs, but you probably passed his little shop on Grand Boulevard-- Flowers By Gru-- New Port Richey’s only downtown flower shop. The community received the sad news Tuesday that Spriggs passed away after a lengthy illness. Born February 22, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio, plants and flowers were just one of his many interests. Spriggs graduated in 1957 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After graduating he became a private educator at the Allied Health School. Before retiring to New Port Richey in 1987, Spriggs lived in Maryland where he was an active member of numerous civic organization, serving as an exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order…
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Jason Gay died peacefully in the hospital Tuesday
The public is invited to the funeral of Pasco County detective Jason Gay, 28, today at 10 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church (8400 Monarch Drive, Port Richey). Gay, a detective in the agency's property crimes division of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, died of rectal cancer at Moffit Cancer in Tampa, on Tuesday, March 22. Gay, of Port Richey, leaves behind a mother, Debbie; father, Willis; two younger brothers, Brian and William, a maternal grandmother and an aunt and uncles in Pasco County. Gay's girlfriend Heather Tillis said he was diagnosed with the condition in March 2010. Gay, of Port Richey, played hockey in a league with his brothers, according to an obituary from Dobies, and basketball, he bowled with father and …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Obenreder served as nurse, midwife and the first president of the West Pasco Historical Society.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jeff Cannon
Monday, March 14, 2011
With the recent passing of Julie Obenreder, West Pasco County lost a pioneer nurse and longtime resident who led the way in the preservation of West Pasco history. Obenreder, who died Thursday, March 10, at the age of 98, came to New Port Richey in August 1945 with her husband Roy and three children, James, Joyce and Connie Ann, according to historical documents. In search of warmer climates for their daughter, they only intended a temporary stay. But the needs of the community called, and Julie answered. Born January 17, 1913 in Wilcox, Penn., as Julie Jenkins, she studied nursing with a keen interest. On December 31, 1932, she married a hard-working man named Roy Obenreder, who, according to the St. Petersburg Times, delivered coal by …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Visitation begins at 3 p.m. The funeral is at 4 p.m.
The funeral of Cierra Mamonoff, the teenager who was struck by a car and killed while crossing Little Road in Trinity on Wednesday, will take place Monday at Generations Christian Church at 1540 Little Road, Trinity. The visitation service will begin at 3 p.m., and the funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. A private burial will take place after the funeral. Cierra, a student at J.W. Mitchell High School, was crossing Little Road Wednesday with a couple other teenagers when she was struck by an oncoming car at the road's intersection with Kish Boulevard. She died at the scene. According to Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home and Crematory, Cierra is survived by her parents, Paul and Crissy; sister, Haley; maternal grandmothers, Vicky Villiard …