Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Beth Fregger suffered an injury last year and now wants to concentrate on her recovery.
Beth Fregger is taking a medical leave of absence from her post as executive director of Greater New Port Richey Main Street, the nonprofit that focuses on downtown revitalization. Fregger has been leading the Main Street group since January, 2012. In mid-November, she suffered a cervical infection in her spine that left her temporarily paralyzed. She has continued overseeing Main Street business throughout her initial recovery. “This job requires my full attention and right now I need to put my full attention into my recovery,” Fregger stated in a Main Street press release. “I am a perfectionist and if I cannot do everything 110 percent, I feel it is only fair to step away.” Fregger is an advertising and marketing professional who owns …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Greater New Port Richey Main Street organization is putting out a call to artists interested in participating in a bench-painting project.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Greater New Port Richey Main Street organization wants to make the city's entrance a little more welcoming. To this end, the nonprofit is looking for people who want to help beautify the bridge over the Pithlachascotee River at the western gateway to downtown. The group needs adult and youth artists who are willing to volunteer to paint murals of their own design on benches that sit along the bridge. Applications are now being accepted for the project. To be considered, artists need to submit proposals and sketches of their proposed murals. The project involves 16 benches along the bridge. As of right now, Main Street officials say those benches are an eyesore. "The benches look terrible," said Beth Fregger, Main Street's executive …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Greater New Port Richey Main Street's big springtime event brings music and food to the shores of the Pithlachascotee River.
Press release submitted by Beth Fregger, executive director of Greater New Port Richey Main Street. April 27th (4-11p), 28th (10-11p), 29th (10-5p) Join us in downtown New Port Richey’s Sims Park for a fun filled weekend of live blues, food, fun, and other activities. Weekend activities include freshly prepared seafood, fresh sushi, the latest craze of the food trucks, bounce houses for the kids, boat and water sports show, photo contest, and river cruises aboard the Miss Daisy. Friday evening we’ll kick-off the event with a happy hour in the park featuring Thunderbolt Brown Blues Band and Time Bandits. Kathy-Jo and the Bluzification Band will take the stage at 8:30pm. Saturday’s activities include kayak demonstrations, an oyster eating …
Friday, February 17, 2012
After 18 months, Greater New Port Richey Main Street has an executive director in Beth Fregger.
New Port Richey's Main Street program hasn’t had a full-time director since 2010. And with the hiring of executive director Beth Fregger still, technically, it doesn’t. But for the first time in 18 months, Greater New Port Richey Main Street has an executive director and someone who can devote as much time as the job requires. “There’s so much work to do and so much that needs to be done,” she said. “I will dedicate myself to whatever it takes,” she said. “I’m very excited. Fregger was hired to be executive director of the group in January. Fregger brings three decades of advertising experience to the position, which is part-time. Fregger's past jobs have included doing work for the Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Bay Mutiny soccer team. …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Competition raises funds to help youngsters
in New Port Richey attain memberships to the Rec. and Aquatic Center.
Well over 100 athletes biked and ran their way through downtown New Port Richey on Saturday as part of the 4th annual Cotee Man Triathlon. "Nice day for a run… although a little 'muggy'," said Nick Planck of New Port Richey. Competitors first swam 150 yards at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center pool, biked a 9-mile circuit on downtown streets and then ran 3.1 miles. It may have been a bit muggy, humid and hot...call it what you will, under the mostly cloudy skies, but that didn't seem to bother Jeremy Richardson and Stephanie Bell, the 'Overall Male and Female Open' winners. Richardson's total time was 47 minutes, 12 seconds. However, at 47 minutes, 36 seconds, Bell was not far behind. The Cotee Man featured competitors …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The City Manager got the go-ahead to request budget money to create the new position.
The city manager has received the go-ahead to request funding for the employment of someone who would head economic development efforts in New Port Richey. The green light from the city council at a work session Tuesday came with caveats. One of the biggest? Don’t pay for the new job with the city’s annual subsidy for Greater New Port Richey Main Street, a nonprofit charged with downtown economic development. The new proposed job stems from an idea Deputy Mayor Rob Marlowe raised on August 9. He brought up the notion of creating a staff position to coordinate Greater New Port Richey Main Street and handle economic development. He asked that the City Council hold a work session on the subject. Council members cannot vote at a work session, …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
With a development nonprofit struggling, city will talk about getting in the business of running it.
Let’s talk soon about whether the New Port Richey city government should employ someone to manage Greater New Port Richey Main Street, a downtown economic development nonprofit that receives an annual city subsidy. That’s what the city council decided recently, and they plan to hold a work session on the subject Tuesday, Aug. 16. Deputy Mayor Rob Marlowe raised the idea at a work session Tuesday, August 9. Marlowe said he noticed a job listing posted online for a manager of Palatka Main Street, which is part of the same nonprofit group as Greater New Port Richey Main Street. It got him to thinking that the New Port Richey government could hire somebody to coordinate its program, Marlowe said. He said a coordinator on staff in New Port …