Easing the burden for students, families

The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching, and various organizations are hosting Back-to-School School Supply Drives to help those families that may not be able to afford the supplies that students need. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano is involved in the effort — with all five offices tax collector offices accepting donations throughout the month of July. Soon after that, … [Read more...]

Thrift stores collecting donations for veterans

All five Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes will collect toiletry items to give out to homeless and at-risk veterans as part of this year's Stand Down Pasco County. Donation collection begins Oct. 6 and will last until Oct. 17. Organizers prefer travel-size toiletry items, but also needed are personal care items, anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel, deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and … [Read more...]

Save green while celebrating green on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is a time to wear green and celebrate Irish ancestry. But it's also a religious observance for many Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox and Lutherans. The holiday stems from the introduction of Christianity in Ireland, and March 17 is said to be the day St. Patrick died in A.D. 461. The long-running tradition of shamrocks in the holiday comes from the reported teachings of … [Read more...]