Category Archives: New Port Richey

Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Family Nutrition Program (FNP) will be hosting free ‘MyPlate’ food demonstrations at the Tasty Tuesdays Community Market on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the New Port Richey Library located at 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL. The ‘MyPlate’ food demonstration, which includes free mango salsa, features a … Continue reading Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Anclote Key State Preserve is steeped in history. French and Spanish pirates used Anclote Key to launch raids in 1682, according to researchers. There are rumors of buried treasure. The word Anclote is a Spanish word that means anchor. The island is about 180 acres, around 4 miles long, and less than a mile in … Continue reading Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Chasco Fiesta, one of Pasco County’s largest events, is slated to take place March 24-April 1 in and around the West Pasco area. Its purpose for 90 years has been to present a community-minded event for the entire family and help local nonprofits raise money. Chasco Fiesta got its beginning in 1922 as a fundraiser … Continue reading Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

The New Port Richey Rotary Club seeks entries for the 2017 annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade on Saturday, April 1.  The parade begins at Hooters on Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey at 1 p.m. It meanders south on the Cotee River arriving at Sims Park around 1:45 p.m. Boat entries include businesses, schools, nonprofits, organizations, … Continue reading Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

Poetry Reading at 4th Annual Florida Loquat Festival 4/8

The Florida Loquat Festival is seeking one-page poetry and prose submissions for a reading at the event, held at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey, Florida, April 8, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We welcome all styles and forms as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions are not restricted to … Continue reading Poetry Reading at 4th Annual Florida Loquat Festival 4/8

Ridge Road Resurfacing Project to begin 2/8

The Ridge Road resurfacing project – from Little Road west to U.S. Highway 19 – will begin on February 8, 2017.  Road crews will be working overnight, Mondays through Sundays, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During those hours, beginning February 8, 2017, there will be single lane closures with variable message boards. Several improvements … Continue reading Ridge Road Resurfacing Project to begin 2/8

Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

Pasco County Recycling is proud to announce the wildly popular Art of Recycling contest is back for its 21st year.  Pasco County high school students have been diligently creating art from trash since the beginning of the semester and now the public is invited to see these impressive pieces in person. The recycled artwork is … Continue reading Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

Florida Loquat Festival to be held 4/8 in NPR

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park, 6156 Louisiana Avenue, in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event expanding … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival to be held 4/8 in NPR

Pasco County Public Transportation introduces new Moon Lake Area route

The Pasco County Public Transportation Department (PCPT) is pleased to offer a new bus route serving the Moon Lake area beginning Monday, January 23, 2017.  PCPT purchased two new buses to assist with its route expansion. The new Route 16 will offer bus service to several new areas of West Pasco County.  Buses will run … Continue reading Pasco County Public Transportation introduces new Moon Lake Area route

Buy a Brick to Help Friends of Hacienda Hotel

The Friends of the Hacienda Hotel is devoted to celebrating the unique history and culture of the City of New Port Richey, its natural beauty and its many points of interest, including the Historic Hacienda Hotel. In addition, we are dedicated to assisting the New Port Richey community by helping to increase visibility, fostering awareness … Continue reading Buy a Brick to Help Friends of Hacienda Hotel

Pasco County residents dispose of 27 tons of hazardous waste

Pasco County Utilities staff collected 54,066 lbs. (27 tons) of hazardous material during the annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Initiative at the West Pasco Government Center on December 3, 2016. “This was the most successful mobile hazardous waste collection in my six years with Pasco County – nearly doubling the chemical collection total from … Continue reading Pasco County residents dispose of 27 tons of hazardous waste

Grand Gardens to hold Annual Holiday Garden Festival 12/17 in NPR

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Grand Gardens  (5721 Grand Blvd.) in New Port Richey will hold a Holiday Garden Festival  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Travis Morehead is chairman of the event. Friendship Farms & Fare, Ecology Florida, and the gardeners of Grand Gardens are pleased to announce New Port Richey’s 2016 Annual Holiday Garden … Continue reading Grand Gardens to hold Annual Holiday Garden Festival 12/17 in NPR

Wilderness Wonderland “Celebration of Lights” Drive Thru Event at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department is preparing to light up Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park for the 21st year. Visitors will be welcomed into the cabin area to see lights dance to the festive music. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park is located at 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. in New Port Richey. … Continue reading Wilderness Wonderland “Celebration of Lights” Drive Thru Event at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

5800 Main Project to Set Stage For New Scene in Downtown New Port Richey

People Places, LLC and Jose Cardenas, LLC are proud to announce their new joint venture, 5800 Main, LLC, and its purchase of the former Cameo Antique Mall in Downtown New Port Richey. The roughly 9,500 square foot building, which will be renamed 5800 Main, is one of the largest buildings downtown and presents a significant … Continue reading 5800 Main Project to Set Stage For New Scene in Downtown New Port Richey

Pasco County household hazardous waste and e-waste collection 12/3

Pasco County Utilities is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics collection event for Pasco County residents on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Pasco County Public Works Building located at 7536 State Street (on the West Pasco Government Center campus) in New Port Richey. “In preparation for all … Continue reading Pasco County household hazardous waste and e-waste collection 12/3

Pasco County Honors Veterans in Special Ceremony

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Administration held a special ceremony Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to show our deepest sense of gratitude to Veterans employed by Pasco County and to those living in Pasco County. The resolution and recognition ceremony was held during the Board of County Commissioners regularly scheduled board … Continue reading Pasco County Honors Veterans in Special Ceremony

Pasco County Utilities NPR location to move 11/14

Pasco County Utilities, west side Customer Service Center for walk-in and drive-through customers located at 7536 State Street, New Port Richey, will be temporarily relocated beginning Monday, November 14, 2016. Building renovations are forcing the relocation of these services. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-summer, 2017. Utility customers may still receive services in … Continue reading Pasco County Utilities NPR location to move 11/14

Pasco Upcycle Festival comes to Sims Park Nov. 12

The second annual Pasco Upcycle Festival will be held Saturday, November 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in New Port Richey’s Sims Park – located at 6431 Bank Street. The goal of the Pasco Upcycle Festival is to reduce waste by showcasing how items can be reused.  Recycling can be much more than tossing … Continue reading Pasco Upcycle Festival comes to Sims Park Nov. 12

White Heron Tea Room expands in Downtown New Port Richey

When Kelly Hackman opened The White Heron Tea & Gifts in January 2016, she never imagined that, in less than a year, she would need to expand to accommodate more guests. But, that’s exactly what has happened. Located next to Karen’s Gifts in the Pasco Building in historic downtown New Port Richey, The White Heron … Continue reading White Heron Tea Room expands in Downtown New Port Richey

Help Feed Pasco’s Hidden Hungry: Our Elderly 10/12

Pasco County Elderly Nutrition, Feeding Pasco’s Elderly and numerous other supporters and sponsors are holding the 2nd Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Feeding Pasco’s Elderly is a 501(c)3 non-profit … Continue reading Help Feed Pasco’s Hidden Hungry: Our Elderly 10/12

Florida Cancer Affiliates Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting 8/4

Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA), a community-based radiation oncology, medical oncology, and hematology practice, announces that its Trinity center will host breast cancer support group meetings. The group meets the first and third Thursday each month at the Trinity center, 3611 Little Road, Trinity, Florida 34655. Anyone interested in joining and learning about this group should … Continue reading Florida Cancer Affiliates Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting 8/4