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Law enforcement memorial to honor fallen officers

Law enforcement memorial to honor fallen officers

Pasco, Florida -- Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco invites the public to attend the 2013 Pasco Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

The event will take place on the north lawn of the Historic Courthouse, located at 37918 Meridian Avenue in Dade City.

The memorial honors eight officers killed in the line of duty in Pasco County from 1909 with Deputy Sheriff Shelly Nicks to 2011 when Hernando County Deputy Sheriff John Mecklenburg was killed in Pasco County while pursuing a driver on U.S. Highway 41.

Storm safety tips

Storm safety tips

Odessa, Florida -- According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the U.S. is the most sever weather-prone country on Earth. 

Here are some tips offered by Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. of Pasco for protecting life and property. Have a disaster plan and emergency supplies in a "Basic Emergency Kit" :

Class on writing research papers

Class on writing research papers

Zephyrhills, Florida -- If you are having trouble writing research papers come to a free class on researching writing styles. 

It will take place at the Pasco Library on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be on researching, citations, and the MLA/APA writing style. 

Debi Cheek will present the class in the children's story time room. 

Cold weather shelter to open Saturday, Sunday nights

Cold weather shelter to open Saturday, Sunday nights

Pasco County, Florida -- With a cold front moving through the area this weekend bringing temperatures down to the 30's, Pasco County officials have decided to open a cold weather shelter Saturday and Sunday nights.

These low temperatures and wind chills are dangerous to anyone who will be outside for a long period of time. Children, the elderly and pets are especially vulnerable to the cold and extra care should be taken to protect them. Make sure to bundle up and dress in layers to keep as warm as possible. 

Salt Springs Alliance Membership Breakfast

Salt Springs Alliance Membership Breakfast

Port Richey, Florida -- Salt Springs Alliance, the Citizen Support Organization (CSO) for Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, is hosting it's annual Membership Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and will be at the CSO headquarters at 9120 Old Post Road in Port Richey. There will be plenty to eat, so be sure to bring your appetite!

The event is free, although reservations are required.

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida-- Trees, lakes, trails, wildlife- they're all things that come to mind when thinking about Florida's parks. Techonology, smartphones and applications, howeverm are probably the last things to come to mind- until now!

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Park Services department has announced the launch of their new, free mobile application, which will serve as an interactive guide for users on the go at any of Florida's 171 parks, trails and historic sites. 

Pasco Tax Collector’s Dade City office to be closed Jan. 26

Pasco Tax Collector’s Dade City office to be closed Jan. 26

Dade City, Florida -- The East Pasco Government Center Office of the Pasco County Tax Collector have announced they will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 26 due to downtown parking and traffic issues related to the Kumquat Festival.

The facility is located at 14236 6th Street.

The Land O’Lakes and Gulf Harbors Tax Collector Offices will remain open for business that day.