Category Archives: Pasco County

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center Oct. 19-22 in Hudson

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Thursday, Oct.19, for four days in Hudson to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until close of business Sunday, Oct. 22. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), … Continue reading FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center Oct. 19-22 in Hudson

Pasco County Not Accepting Fresh Curbside Vegetation

Five out of 16 debris pick-up zones have been completed The Pasco County Solid Waste Department and its contractors have completed Hurricane Irma-related debris pick-up in five out of sixteen Pasco County debris removal zones, and in an effort to continue making progress are not picking up new, green vegetation. Pasco County is receiving complaints … Continue reading Pasco County Not Accepting Fresh Curbside Vegetation

Pasco County and American Red Cross to open Recovery Center

Tuesday, October 17 – Friday, October 20, 2017 Pasco County Emergency Management, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is opening a Hurricane Irma Recovery Center at the Fasano Center, located at 11611 Denton Avenue in Hudson, Florida. The recovery center will be open daily from October 17, 2017 through October 20, 2017 from 10 … Continue reading Pasco County and American Red Cross to open Recovery Center

Sertoma Speech & Hearing annual Casino Night Oct. 28

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation will hold its annual “Casino Night” fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club (3535 Trophy Blvd., 34652) in New Port Richey. Visitors will enjoy gaming, auctions, dancing and dinner.  A DJ will be on site offering a wide variety of music throughout the evening. Tickets … Continue reading Sertoma Speech & Hearing annual Casino Night Oct. 28

Pasco County Libraries Announces Restoration of Hours

Ribbon Cuttings to be held to mark Monday openings Pasco County Libraries is excited to announce a partial restoration of operating hours at all seven library branches beginning Monday, October 16, 2017. The Land O’ Lakes Library and the Regency Park Library will now be open on Mondays!  Monday hours will be restored at all … Continue reading Pasco County Libraries Announces Restoration of Hours

How The Arc Survived Hurricane Irma

Story written by Nancy Stubbs, Development Director of The Arc Nature Coast, and photos contributed by Mark Barry, Executive Director of The Arc Nature Coast (reprinted with permission) We have been fortunate that since we opened our Education Center & Hurricane Evacuation Shelter in 2012, we haven’t had to activate the Hurricane Shelter. That is, until … Continue reading How The Arc Survived Hurricane Irma

San Antonio Farmers Market Oct. 14

Celebrate October at the San Antonio Farmers Market, held in the City Park on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Visitors will find fresh produce, including some organic produce; wine, jams, & jellies; jewelry; yard art, including painted holiday pallet art and recycled glass items; fresh-squeezed lemonade, Italian Ice, coffee, & popcorn; … Continue reading San Antonio Farmers Market Oct. 14

Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Available in Pasco County

FEMA teams at Land O’ Lakes Library through Saturday, October 14, 2017 A Disaster Survivor Assistance Team is available Wednesday, October 11, 2017 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Land O’ Lakes Library, located at 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes, Florida to help Pasco County residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Available in Pasco County

UF/IFAS Pasco Extension to Host Disaster Assistance Session Oct. 12

Town Hall will help farmers/ranchers with Hurricane Irma disaster assistance The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting an informational session on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading UF/IFAS Pasco Extension to Host Disaster Assistance Session Oct. 12

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly to host Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast

Help improve quality of life for Pasco seniors The Pasco County Senior Services Division is pleased to announce Feeding Pasco’s Elderly will host the 3rd Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Verizon Event Center located at 8718 Trouble Creek Road, in New Port Richey, Florida. … Continue reading Feeding Pasco’s Elderly to host Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast

Share your Bay Scallop input with FWC in October

The FWC will be hosting five public workshops including areas of the state where scallop harvest is allowed as well as in Pasco County, where harvest currently is not allowed. The goal of these workshops will be to gather input on the bay scallop fishery, including whether this year’s staggered season made for a more … Continue reading Share your Bay Scallop input with FWC in October

Pasco Seeks Tourism Development Council Member

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) and the Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) are looking for a new TDC member who understands the vital role tourism plays in Pasco County. Pasco County’s Office of Tourism Development, Visit Pasco, works to promote Pasco County, Florida as a tourist destination. The TDC, comprised of elected officials and … Continue reading Pasco Seeks Tourism Development Council Member

Deadline to Request Storm Debris Pick Up: 10/6/2017

Requests can be made online or via the MyPasco App Residents who would like Pasco County to pick up their storm-related debris have until Friday, October 6, 2017 to submit a request.  Requests can be made directly through Pasco County’s website: www.pascocountyfl.net or via the MyPasco app. County crews are working twelve hours a day, … Continue reading Deadline to Request Storm Debris Pick Up: 10/6/2017

Pasco County Offices to close for Staff Development Day Oct. 9

Pasco County Government offices, including The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, will be closed to the public on Monday, October 9, 2017, for a Staff Development Day.  All County Departments will be performing staff development activities throughout the day. The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources’ Offices, Recreation Complexes and Community Centers will be … Continue reading Pasco County Offices to close for Staff Development Day Oct. 9

Heartwood Preserve Guided Nature Walk Oct. 26

The old saying that you “can’t see the forest for the trees” has never been truer. When was the last time you went on a walk in the woods with no agenda or timeframe? Maybe you are stuck in an office or running your kids around from activity to activity, and  getting minimal time in … Continue reading Heartwood Preserve Guided Nature Walk Oct. 26

‘Doing business with Pasco County’ Workshop

Pasco County Purchasing to host vendor workshop October 5, 2017 The Pasco County Purchasing Department is inviting all local vendors interested in doing business with the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to attend a Vendor Workshop on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Utilities Administration Building, located … Continue reading ‘Doing business with Pasco County’ Workshop

Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival Oct. 7

Pasco Master Gardeners Hosting Plant and Garden Festival UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners are hosting the Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in San Antonio Park, located at 12200 Main Street, San Antonio, Florida. Admission and parking are free. Various … Continue reading Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival Oct. 7

Meopta U.S.A. Chooses Pasco County for Hi-Tech Manufacturing Facility

Photonics company to create 47 new jobs The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) and Pasco County worked together to recruit Meopta U.S.A. (Meopta), to open a new facility in west Pasco. Meopta plans on using the Pasco County Job Creation Incentive Program in hiring 47 new positions in advanced manufacturing. Meopta is a manufacturer … Continue reading Meopta U.S.A. Chooses Pasco County for Hi-Tech Manufacturing Facility

No-Interest Loans Available to Help Stormproof Pasco Homes

Applications being accepted to help homeowners prepare for severe weather Pasco County Community Development is now accepting applications for the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP), which is designed to help homeowners prepare for potential hurricanes.  The program includes installation of the following: roofing, gable end bracing, truss or rafter-to-wall connections, impact-resistant doors, window storm shutters … Continue reading No-Interest Loans Available to Help Stormproof Pasco Homes

Withlacoochee Flooding and Fish Kills

In the wake of recent Withlacoochee River flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, some areas in Citrus County have experienced an increase in incidents of “Fish Kills” and associated odors brought on by decomposing fish. Here is some information on the recent fish kill: Fish Kill Causes:  Besides some common causes of fish kills in Florida, … Continue reading Withlacoochee Flooding and Fish Kills

PCPT expands evening bus service on Route 19

New hours begin October 2, 2017 with free evening rides! The Pasco County Public Transportation Department (PCPT) is pleased to announce new, extended evening bus service hours on the popular U.S. 19 route beginning Monday, October 2, 2017.  Passengers will now have the opportunity to ride Route 19 buses until 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays … Continue reading PCPT expands evening bus service on Route 19

SWFWMD Watering Restrictions Change Oct. 1

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board is allowing once-per-week watering and other stringent water restrictions in the District’s northern region to expire on Oct. 1, 2017. This region includes Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and portions of Lake, Levy and Marion counties. All 16-counties throughout the District’s boundaries are now on year-round water conservation … Continue reading SWFWMD Watering Restrictions Change Oct. 1

Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program Available

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Citrus County to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from September 30 – October 4. To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance program, … Continue reading Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program Available

UF/IFAS Pasco Co. Extension Offers Free Well Water Testing

Test kits are first-come, first-serve; limited supply available Thurs/Fri The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering free, private well water testing kits for owners whose wells flooded due to Hurricane Irma. The water sampling test kits are available Thursday, September 28, 2017 and Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at … Continue reading UF/IFAS Pasco Co. Extension Offers Free Well Water Testing

Pasco Residents Have Two Ways to Dispose of Storm Debris

Debris can be dropped off at landfills OR be picked up by County Residents who need to dispose of storm-related debris have two options: drop off storm debris at one of two Pasco County solid waste facilities or register with Pasco County for storm debris pick-up. DEBRIS DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: East Pasco Transfer Station, 9626 Handcart … Continue reading Pasco Residents Have Two Ways to Dispose of Storm Debris

The Book Bazaar returns after the Storm!

Hurricane Irma cancelled the September Book Bazaar. This month the selection will be bigger and better than ever. Pick out a good story to help weather the next storm at the Hugh Embry Library just in time for your holiday shopping. There are great bargains on gently-used bestsellers.  Encourage the joy of reading and support … Continue reading The Book Bazaar returns after the Storm!

Saint Leo University Fall Admissions Open House Oct. 7

Saint Leo University is hosting its Undergraduate Admissions fall open house on Saturday, October 7. Students of all ages are welcome to attend with their families and friends, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guest can explore the campus at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574, and speak with members of the Saint … Continue reading Saint Leo University Fall Admissions Open House Oct. 7

Update from Florida Estates Winery

Greetings Fellow Wine Lovers, Autumn is here. Actually, it will start on Friday but you can feel the chill in the air.  The leaves are falling from the trees (or was that from Hurricane Irma?). As a sports fan, I love this time of the year.  Baseball is moving towards the playoffs, hockey is just … Continue reading Update from Florida Estates Winery

WPBA Holds Event to Fight Breast Cancer

West Pasco Business Association will hold its 4th Annual “Bowling for Boobs” sponsored by John F. McMenamin, Jr. and McMenamin Law Group on Tuesday, Sept. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at Lane Glo Bowl South in New Port Richey (8631 Old County Road 54, 34653). “We are excited about our 4th … Continue reading WPBA Holds Event to Fight Breast Cancer

New Port Richey Zombie Fun Run Oct. 7

The New Port Richey Parks & Recreation Youth Advisory Board is hosting a Zombie Fun Run for Elementary and Middle School aged children at the James E. Grey Preserve on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  This is a Fun Run only; the course is not certified and is not officially timed. Zombies will be staged throughout … Continue reading New Port Richey Zombie Fun Run Oct. 7