Sunday, May 5, 2013
The proposal will voted on a final time by the FWC at its June meeting.
A proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission could make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release only. According to the FWC, the proposal includes the following potential changes for management in state and federal waters off Florida: The proposal will voted on a final time by the FWC at its June meeting, a news release said. What do you think about this, New Port Richey? Sign up for the New Port Richey Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Ladarious Jackson is going to be fighting a welterweight match at XFC's Collision Course event June 14.
Gulf High alumnus Ladarious Jackson is slated for a fight in the USF Sun Dome in Tampa next month. Jackson, 21, was chosen to participate in the welterweight match at the Xtreme Fighting Championship’s Collision Course event June 14. His match is one of the preliminary fights leading up to the main event. An opponent for him has not been announced yet. Jackson has racked up amateur mixed martial arts wins since he started fighting in 2012, but he wants to be a professional fighter. “My ultimate goal is to be the world champion in mixed martial arts,” he said.y Florida regulations require that a fighter participate in five amateur mixed martial arts fights before the compete in a professional match. Jackson says his sixth amateur fight was …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The River Ridge softball team knocked Mitchell High out of the post-season.
The River Ridge Lady Knights girls softball team reined in the Mitchell Lady Mustangs' charge toward the regional finals Tuesday. The stands were full as parents watched the Knights beat the Mustangs 5-0 in the 6A semi-regional final at the River Ridge High School campus. “What time is it? Knight Time,” parents chanted when River Ridge ended the game. Now, River Ridge is heading to the 6A regional finals. Last year, the Knights were stopped in the regional finals by Lakewood Ranch. This year could be different. Coach Ernie Beck said the team has strong hitters and pitchers, as well as a roster of experienced players. “These kids are all coming through,” he said. River Ridge will play at Lakewood Ranch Friday at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Linda Cassidy, the aquatics manager for the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center, is looking forward to a summer swimming season.
For Linda Cassidy, swimming isn’t just a fun summer activity – it’s a way of life. Growing up on Clearwater Beach, Cassidy was taught by her father at an early age that, if you live near water, you must know how to swim and respect the water for the powerful and sometimes-dangerous element that it is. For the past 40 years, Cassidy has been sharing this lesson with both children and adults throughout Pasco County. Now she's preparing to hit the pool for another summer season as the aquatics manager of the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center. "I began coaching competitive swimming in 1973, and in 1983 I started the first competitive swim team in Pasco County, the Pasco Aquatic Club, at the New Port Richey pool,” said Cassidy. “These…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Runners interested in the June event are invited to sign up early during an April 6 event that includes a free running clinic.
New Port Richey area residents who want to learn more about the upcoming RAP River Run and how to prepare for a 5-mile or 5K event are invited out to Trinity Saturday, April 6 for a free clinic. Flex One Trinity is the host site for a sign up party that includes on-site registration for the June 8 RAP River Run, raffles, a chance to learn more about the free running group called Run Trinity and more. They’ll even have food on hand courtesy of Tijuana Flats Trinity. The party starts at 10 a.m. and that’s also when the free running clinic begins. Festivities continue until 1 p.m. at Flex One’s 1653 Davenport Drive location in Trinity. Attendees will also be able to learn about different group training programs in the area including: The RAP …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Ladarious Jackson was a two-time state wrestling champ at Gulf High, now he's fighting in the main title event in the World Class Fight League amateur event.
Ladarious Jackson is getting ready for a big fight. Jackson, a Gulf High alumnus and New Port Richey area resident, is going to be fighting in the main title match at the World Class Fight League "Breaking Point" amateur MMA (mixed martial arts) event at the Hilton Downtown Tampa Hotel on Saturday, March 30. Jackson faces Amar Short from gym Gracie Barra Orlando in the 170-pound weight class fight. Florida regulations require that a fighter participate in five amateur mixed martial arts before they compete in professional match. Jackson says Saturday's fight will be his sixth. Jackson was a wrestling champ in high school, rising above a troubled childhood that was documented in the Tampa Bay Times. He won two state wrestling …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With the NCAA tournament now in full swing, New Port Richey Patch is on a mission to determine which venue in the area has the most TVs.
If you’re a college basketball fan who just can’t get enough hoops action, chances are you’re sticking close to the television as March Madness continues. But, where are you watching all the action delivered in this year’s NCAA tournament? New Port Richey Patch is wondering which sports bar in the area has the most TVs. Is it Shananigans? Boulevard Lounge? Fitzgerald's? If you're at one of these establishments, or any other bar in town, over the next few days, help us count. Tell us in the comments where you are and how many TVs are hanging from the walls. We'll add them up faster than you can ask "How's your bracket?"
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Registration for New Port Richey residents began March 11 and registration for nonresidents begins March 18.
It may be March, but it's not too early to start thinking about summer camp. Once again, the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center will hold a summer camp program for kids ages 6 to 12 years. The eight-week camp will be held Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Camp runs from June 17 – Aug. 9. “Most years, our summer camp program fills up during the first two weeks of registration, so I encourage parents that are interested to register as early as possible,” said Elaine Smith, parks and recreation director for the City of New Port Richey. “The fun activities we have planned, along with the very reasonable price of the camp, makes our summer camp program very popular.” Kids will enjoy eight weeks of fun-filled indoor and outdoor …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The season opener for the Bulls is set for Aug. 31 at Raymond James Stadium.
New Port Richey area area football fans who are ready to forget last year’s lackluster University of South Florida Bulls season have a date to put on their calendars. The Bulls return to the gridiron Aug. 31 under the direction of new head coach Willie Taggart. The game is set for 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, so fans won’t have to travel far. Taggart was announced as the new head coach in December following the ouster of Skip Holtz. The Florida native returned to his home state after coaching in Western Kentucky. Here’s the schedule, according to the University of South Florida website: Are you excited for the 2013 season? How do you think the Bulls will do? Are you happy with the choice of Taggart? Share your thoughts in the comments …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The fundraiser will take place Friday, March 8 at the Water Edge Clubhouse.
Residents are invited to wine and dine for a good cause. Team Noble Riders are hosting a spaghetti fundraiser for the 2013 MS Bike Ride Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Waters Edge Clubhouse, 9019 Creedmor Ln., New Port Richey. The team is raising funds for the two-day bike ride in April to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. In addition to dinner, there will be basket auctions, door prizes and a 50/50. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the New Port Richey Patch events calendar. ______________ New Port Richey Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an …