Category Archives: New Port Richey

Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

The Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League season begins August 24th and Men’s Adult Basketball League begins September 13th The City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center is hosting their Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League which begins August 24th and runs through November 9th.  Teams play at the Recreation and Aquatic Center gym from 8:30 to … Continue reading Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

Sertoma Volunteer Wins Service to Mankind Award

Gulf Shores Sertoma Club presented local resident Art Miller with the Service to Mankind Award in appreciation for his voluntary community service. Mr. Miller has continuously supported Sertoma, Rotary and other community service organizations by always being ready to  roll up his sleeves and dig into the necessary work on a variety of fundraisers. This … Continue reading Sertoma Volunteer Wins Service to Mankind Award

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Offers Repair Program

Since 2016 West Pasco Habitat for Humanity has been offering affordable home repairs to the public. From leaky roofs to making your home wheel chair accessible, Habitat’s Roofs, Ramps and Repair program aims to help qualifying individuals or families with minor and critical home repairs at an affordable cost. While West Pasco Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Offers Repair Program

“Trolls” Movie Showing in Sims Park 7/29

Saturday, July 29th, “Trolls” will be shown at Sims Park (6431 Bank Street) starting at 8:30PM. Presented by The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation, “Trolls”is a cute, colorful adventure inspired by the tall-haired troll dolls that first became popular in the 1960s. It centers on Princess Poppy, who teams up with grumpy … Continue reading “Trolls” Movie Showing in Sims Park 7/29

Summer Sunset Concert Series features Shawn Brown Band 7/22

The Shawn Brown Band will perform at Sims Park (6431 Bank Street) from 7-8:30pm July 22 in the last of the Summer Concert Series, presented by The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation. “Shawn began playing the piano at the young age of 3 years old and then became the organist, accompanying his … Continue reading Summer Sunset Concert Series features Shawn Brown Band 7/22

Ortiz Family Moves Into Home Built By West Pasco Habitat for Humanity

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication for the Ortiz family in early June at their new home on School Road in New Port Richey. It was attended by upwards of 40 people representing the local community, Habitat board members, and well wishers, including family and friends. Angel and Sandra Ortiz and their … Continue reading Ortiz Family Moves Into Home Built By West Pasco Habitat for Humanity

Pasco County Libraries host food & fun ‘Summer Break Spots’

Children can enjoy free lunch and fun programs at four west Pasco Libraries Four west Pasco Libraries are proud to be hosting a Pasco County Schools’ Summer Break Spot – featuring a Lunch Bus serving free, nutritious meals to all children ages 18 and under.  Enrollment is not required for this free program. “We are … Continue reading Pasco County Libraries host food & fun ‘Summer Break Spots’

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park Opens Day-Use Area

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service opened a new day-use area at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park June 23. Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park provides picturesque coastal habitat types for a wide variety of outdoor resource-based recreational activities in one of the fastest growing areas of the state.  Visitors can enjoy fishing … Continue reading Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park Opens Day-Use Area

New Port Richey FarmNet Farmer’s Market at Habitat for Humanity

Now Open from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon New Port Richey FarmNet enjoyed a successful opening on June 3 and is now preparing for its regular weekly schedule where people who want to buy organic produce can do so through the New Port Richey FarmNet Farmer’s Market located at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading New Port Richey FarmNet Farmer’s Market at Habitat for Humanity

Groundbreaking for New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center

On May 31st, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony for the improvements to the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center. The project will include a relocated and expanded fitness center with state of the art equipment and free weights, an indoor playground complete with child watch and additional multi-purpose rooms including a game room … Continue reading Groundbreaking for New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center

Groundbreaking Ceremony 5/31 for NPR Recreation & Aquatic Center Renovations

The City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center will be hosting a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the renovation of the Recreation and Aquatic Center on May 31, 2017 at 11:30a.m. at the Recreation and Aquatic Center 6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey. Refreshments will be provided and the public is invited to attend. … Continue reading Groundbreaking Ceremony 5/31 for NPR Recreation & Aquatic Center Renovations

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to Reopen May 20

County Park to reopen with limited access on trails Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park will reopen this Saturday, May 20, 2017, although sections of many trails still remain off limits. The park was closed for safety concerns and to provide access to firefighters dealing with the recent wildfire. Here is the latest information from the … Continue reading Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to Reopen May 20

New Port Richey FarmNet to open Farmer’s Market 6/3

New Port Richey FarmNet will open a new farmer’s market at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity (4131 Madison, New Port Richey, 34652). Official opening is Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will also be online, with ordering throughout the week and pick up on Saturdays. This is a great … Continue reading New Port Richey FarmNet to open Farmer’s Market 6/3

Ridge Road Extension receives Army Corps preliminary approval

Pasco County Government received preliminary approval of the County’s preferred route from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) which will allow the County to move forward with the next steps in permitting the Ridge Road Extension Project from Ridge Road/DeCubellis Road to U.S. Highway 41. “I am pleased that we received this preliminary approval … Continue reading Ridge Road Extension receives Army Corps preliminary approval

Starkey Boulevard resurfacing project underway

Project expected to be completed in June, 2017 The Starkey Boulevard resurfacing project – from River Crossing Boulevard north to Wilderness Park Boulevard – is underway.  Road work is taking place at night, Mondays through Sundays, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During those hours, there will be lane closures, with variable message boards alerting … Continue reading Starkey Boulevard resurfacing project underway

Starkey Park and Suncoast Bike Trails closed due to wildfire until further notice

Due to a Pasco wildfire, the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park located at 10500 Wilderness Park Road in New Port Richey, is closed until further notice. The park was evacuated Wednesday afternoon and will be closed until further notice. This includes all bike trails, campers, and day users. The Suncoast Bike Trail from State Road … Continue reading Starkey Park and Suncoast Bike Trails closed due to wildfire until further notice

Nominate New Port Richey to win $20,000 During “Meet Me at the Park”

City with the most nominations wins a grant for a local park through Park Improvement Campaign This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that receives … Continue reading Nominate New Port Richey to win $20,000 During “Meet Me at the Park”

Massachusetts Avenue Resurfacing Project to Begin 4/7

Project expected to be completed June 7, 2017 The Massachusetts Avenue resurfacing project – from Little Road west to Congress Street – will begin on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Road work will take place at night, Mondays through Sundays, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During those hours, beginning April 9, 2017, there will be … Continue reading Massachusetts Avenue Resurfacing Project to Begin 4/7

April 8 Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Event promoting Fun & Fitness

Join in the fun and adventure at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in this first ever adventure hunt-trail event to walk or run (1 mile,  3 mile or 10K)  on some new fantastic trails in this newly opened New Port Richey park. This is an all levels welcome, family friendly event (even dog friendly) that will be fun … Continue reading April 8 Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Event promoting Fun & Fitness

Florida Loquat Festival offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

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 offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

Pasco County’s 2017 Disaster Expo set for April 22

Emergencies can happen any time, during any season and being prepared can mean the difference between life and death.  That’s why the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management is hosting the 2017 Disaster Expo on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown New Port Richey’s Sims Park. For the third year, … Continue reading Pasco County’s 2017 Disaster Expo set for April 22

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