Monday, March 11, 2013
The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department Youth Advisory Board has been named as recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. They won the gold level of the award.
Local youths received some special recognition recently. The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department Youth Advisory Board has been named as recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The board won the gold level of the award. That level is available for groups that complete 1,000 hours of community service as a group. New Port Richey’s Youth Advisory Board completed 1,992 hours of community service in 2012. That’s nearly twice the required amount. Service projects the board completed include the following: Each member of the committee received a certificate, a letter from President Obama and a gold lapel pin. Mayor Bob Consalvo presented the award. “All these kids contributed almost 2,000 hours of service to this …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The city has a number of opportunities available for volunteers that want to help out.
Looking for a place to volunteer that’s close to home? The City of New Port Richey might have some ideas for you. The city’s Volunteer Corps is always scouting out people to help in a variety of ways, according to the city’s website. Some of the current opportunities available include: Potential volunteers must fill out an application, which is available on the city’s website. In most cases, volunteers need to be 16 or older, but there are some exceptions for younger volunteers. For more details, visit the city online.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The family is currently living in hotels.
The Ohio Avenue family that lost its home to a fire earlier this month is in need of some help from the community, according to the New Port Richey Police Department. Katharine Wyatt, her children and her fiancé have been living in hotels since the house they were renting at 6207 Ohio Ave. caught fire March 19, according to Marilyn Melvin, a victim advocate with the police department. An investigation revealed that a 6-year-old boy had been playing with a lighter on an adjoining porch and set a box on fire. He told his Katharine, his mother, who was in a different part of the house, that the home was on fire. She attempted to quell the flames, but the fire spread to the garage, the attic and a bedroom. The house was deemed uninhabitable…