Breaking News: New “656” Area Code Coming Soon

13 Jan
Ten-digit dialing begins for all local calls in the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 22 in connection with a new 656 area code, the Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday.

The new area code will be used in the same communities as the 813 area code, which is running out of numbers.

People with the longstanding 813 area code will be able to keep their numbers, while new customers or those adding services will be assigned the 656 area code as of Feb. 21.

The 813 region is centered on Tampa and includes surrounding communities such as Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, Oldsmar, Riverview, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico and Zephyrhills.

With the addition of the new area code, the region isn’t expected to need another area code for 37 years.

Demand for new telephone numbers has grown across the state as the population and the use of cell phones and other technology has increased. Last week, the commission announced Palm Beach County will receive a 728 area code for new numbers as the 561 area code runs out.

The commission is expected Feb. 1 to take up a proposal to create an additional area code to relieve the 305 and 786 area codes in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Original Source: News Service of Florida

Reposted from: The Tampa Bay Times

Breaking News: New Little League in Starkey Ranch

14 Dec
Starkey Ranch Little League

A new Little League charter has been granted to the Starkey Little League organization which will be serving the Starkey Ranch, Asturia in the Odessa and Trinity, Florida area communities! This is a huge win for the local community as the closest Little League organization was quite a ways away from the community it serves. 

Check out the press release issued earlier today.

Trinity Baseball – Spring Season

11 Nov

Program Information

2022 Spring Recreational Baseball & Softball Registration

Dates / Times
We are located at Starkey Ranch District Park in Odessa, FL. 

Registration closes on 02/28/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/18/2022 to 05/20/2022

Program
Youth Sports Florida’s recreational baseball program consists of four age-based levels depending on the player’s age as of August 31st, 2022. Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Teams
All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time.  Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches before your first game. Players will be contacted by the coach of their team. Practices will begin in February. Please note coaches will be required to complete a background check.

Special Request Policy
Coach and teammate requests will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.

What about the girls!?!
A softball program is for girls only. Our baseball program is co-ed at all age groups and girls are also welcome!

More information is available on the Trinity Little League website – https://www.youthsportsfl.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2739790

Divisions

T-Ball for ages 4-6

Ballplayers ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment.

Rookie (machine/coach-pitch) for ages 7-8

Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine and/or coach-pitch to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

Minor for ages 9-10

Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork.

Major for ages 11-12

Features a 46′ pitching distance and 60′ base paths. Special base running rules are also in effect.

News: 2022-2025 Pasco County Strategic Plan

20 Oct

The Government of Pasco County, Florida has released their 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. Below is the information they provided as part of the release of the strategic plan.

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners is pleased to share our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan! The plan, developed over the past 18 months with input from team members and external customers, will guide #PascoCounty
 
Government’s actions and activities over the next four years as we work toward becoming Florida’s Premier County.
 
Four focus areas frame the work we do. Each is supported by Strategic Goals, accomplished through comprehensive strategies, detailed action plans and targeted initiatives:
 
– CREATE a Thriving Community
– ENHANCE Quality of Life
– STIMULATE Economic Growth
– IMPROVE Organization Performance
 
You can read the full 2022-2025 Pasco County Strategic Plan below or feel free to click here to download.

News: Pasco County Schools Bell Time Changes

18 Oct

The following information was sent out to parents of students attending as Pasco County School.

“Due to the chronic bus driver shortage, many students are arriving late to school every day, which results in a loss of instructional time. To address the problem, the school district is proposing a mid-year change to school bell times. Under the proposed plan, school starting and ending times would be adjusted starting January 4, when students return from Winter Break.”

Download the draft Pasco County Schools Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 using the link below.

Pasco County Schools Draft Bell Times 2021-2022 School Year

Traffic Update: McMullen Booth Lane Closures Will Impact Traffic for 2-3 Weeks

3 Oct

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Starting Monday, Oct. 4, two lanes of southbound traffic along McMullen Booth Road just north of State Road 580 in Clearwater will close to traffic. The city of Clearwater’s contractor will begin the process of repairing the broken sewer pipe along the roadway, and the dual lane closure is anticipated to be in place for two to three weeks.

On Sunday, a 24-inch sewer main pipe broke 20 feet below the surface of the road, causing a hole to open up, which resulted in the closure of a single lane.

Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., two lanes will be closed. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes, if possible.

The city will provide an update later in the week once crews excavate and know more about the needed repairs.

Events: Hope UMC Pumpkinpalooza

2 Oct
Pumpkinpalooza is coming to Trinity!
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 AT 11 AM
 
Pumpkin Patch 9 am – 8 pm
*Many different pumpkins to pick from and fall photo opportunities
Food Truck Rally 11 am – 7 pm
*Food Trucks include: Got Lobstah?, Sweetie’s BBQ, Philly Buster, Chicken Salad Chick, Cold Stone Creamery snd Sliderz – N – More
 
Food Drive 12 pm – 3 pm
*We will be collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantry.
 
Musical Entertainment 12 pm – 3 pm
*Billy Ray Virus
Family Costume party 3 pm – 6 pm
*Candy, Games, Prizes, Music, and More!
 
For more information – Click Here!

Let’s Eat: Central Park Family Restaurant

17 Mar

Central Park Family Restaurant is an amazing little family run restaurant in Trinity. We’ve been ordering from them since the Covid-19 outbreak earlier in 2020 and their food and service has always been tremendous. They are located at 7657 State Road 54 in Trinity and are open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

We frequently order both breakfast and dinner from Central Park and have always been impressed by their food. Their extensive menu has a ton of offerings for just about any tastes! My personal favorites are their French toast, Philly Cheesesteaks, fresh pressed Cuban and the fish and chips!

Here’s some additional information provided from their website:

“Originally from New York City, we have served millions the great taste of a New York Diner here in Florida. We vow to our customers to bring the taste of home style cooking with reasonable prices. Quality and customer service has always been our number one priority. Unlike other food establishments or businesses “we are here to make friends!” Please enjoy your dining experience with us and help us continue to grow by telling your friends and family. If you enjoyed your dining experience with us tell your friends and family. If for any reason you did not, please tell us.”

You can view their extensive menu’s by clicking this link: Central Park Family Restaurant Menu’s

Central Park Family Restaurant
7657 State Road 54
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
727-376-7402

News: Starkey K8 School Names Admin Staff

19 Jan

Pasco County Schools has announced the appointment of Cortney Gantt as the new Principal of the Starkey Ranch K-8 school opening in August 2021. Mrs. Gantt is a long time resident and administration team member in the Trinity area and has an awesome reputation as one of the best principals around.

Joining Mrs. Gantt will be Jennifer Frantz, who has been appointed as the Starkey K-8 school’s Assistant Principal. 

We’ve provided a list below showing the other staff members that will be part of the Starkey K-8 team.

Principal

NameEmailJob Description
Gantt, Cortney[email protected]Principal K8

Assistant Principals

NameEmailJob Description
Frantz, Jennifer[email protected]Asst Principal K8 245

Teachers

NameEmailJob Description

Support Staff

NameEmailJob Description
Grosseibl, Amy[email protected]Admin Asst Secondary NNB 245 
Level Flood, Brittany[email protected]Magnet Coordinator 
Moles, Toni[email protected]Stu Sys Data Entry Operator 
Pimental, Kim[email protected]Registrar 
Sajecki, Annette[email protected]Secretary III 216 
Wolfe, Joyce[email protected]Learn Design Coach 
Yothers, Cathy[email protected]Bookkeeper Sec 7.5h