Vendors are celebrating moms by helping the raise money the West Pasco girl needs for therapy to walk at an event in Dunedin.
The 3-year-old daughter of West Pasco parents is learning to walk — very, very slowly and not without a lot of help. With expensive therapy (the kind not covered by health insurance), little Kiley Griggs, who has cerebral palsy, is now able to sit up on her own, and stand with some support. A fundraiser on Sunday in Dunedin seeks to at least get her parents, who live wth her in the unincorporated New Port Richey area, some of the financial support they need to see Kiley through their dream of her walking. Kiley could have spent much of her life in a wheel chair if not for winning a $10,000 Internet cash prize in the Upromise Dream Wall sweepstakes last year. The prize money has largely funded the special TheraSuit Therapy that is …
Resident Mary O'Benar, who navigates the Pithlachascotee River regularly, offers a report on two lovebird ospreys sighted on the river that winds through town.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
From Mary O'Benar COTEE RIVER OSPREYS: Ozzie and Harriet have lived high above the Pitlachascotee for well over a decade. This time of year you can usually see Harriet’s head up in the nest as she’s getting ready to lay eggs. They’ll hatch around the end of March. Although Ozzie helps, Harriet does most of the sitting. It’s amazing to spot Ozzie swooping into this very tall nest, always a perfect landing. Sometimes he’ll perch on another dead treetop to watch over their home. Once in a while there’s a little fight when the redwing blackbirds try to bother them. Their nest is very easy to see; it sticks way up where the river bends around the private park at Colony Cove. These ospreys were named Ozzie and Harriet by Cove residents long ago…