Efforts continue in quest to help Hurricane Michael victims

The death toll continues to climb, as rescuers search for the missing in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. The monstrous storm slammed into Florida’s Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane, before making its way across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, according to CNN reports. As residents try to regroup in communities ravaged by winds clocked at up to 155 mph, storm surge and … [Read more...]

Pizza Villa wins ‘Heart of Pasco Award’

A group of Central Pasco Chamber members gathered in front of Pizza Villa to have its photo taken last week, as the manager of the restaurant received the chamber’s “Heart of Pasco Award.” What group members huddling together didn’t know — except for Cheryl Will, the restaurant’s manager — was that they were posing in the very spot where the photo was taken for the business’ ribbon cutting … [Read more...]

Miscarriage: Often a hidden grief for families

Reina Flores-Robinson said she and her husband had not been trying to start a family when she learned she was pregnant. But as soon as they found out, they began making future plans for their baby. The infant’s due date was Dec. 24, but Flores-Robinson had a miscarriage last June. There had been complications early in her pregnancy, Flores-Robinson said, but she’d been to the emergency … [Read more...]

Let them go?

It pretty much started when John Gallagher was caught in heavy traffic on Interstate 75. The morning rush is exactly that, the morning rush. But Gallagher, then the Pasco County administrator, realized that these were primarily people who lived in his county, but were heading south to work jobs in Hillsborough and even Pinellas counties. From that time forward, Pasco County made it a … [Read more...]