Hometown Stories

Stefanie Pontlitz, COO, United Way of Pasco, A True Community Leader

Hometown Hero On a train headed to Washington DC to watch one of our nation’s most time-honored ceremonies, the Presidential Inauguration, Stefanie Pontlitz took some time during the seventeen-hour journey to share a bit of her story with us. A lifelong resident of New Port Richey, Stefanie attended school here and was quick to offer “shouts-out” to her alma maters:…


DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry – You’ll Love Them & Their Selection of Jewelry!

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND A MILLION TO LOOK LIKE A MILLION! Joanna and Larry DeLuca, the owners of DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry, which was located in the downtown section of Longleaf Town Center, near Starkey Boulevard in Trinity, has moved to New Jersey  but  you  can  still  support  there  small  business  by  visiting  their  Facebook page. While living in our…


Everyone Loves Alvin Kirk!

Local Star   A Huge Heart & A Whole Lotta Swag This is a story about a long, wonderful life filled with love:  love of family, love of country, and love of community. The love story begins in the 1940’s in Memphis, TN, when Alvin, a young man in the United States Navy was out on the town with his…


Jeff Lucas & Jim Magazine – Local Attorneys Helping Their Clients & Community

“The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person’s determination.” Tommy Lasorda You can drive the US-19 or SR-54 corridors and see dozens of billboards promoting one attorney or another, the majority of which focus on personal injury. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a team of lawyers more determined to help their clients and their…


Hub Reynolds, Jr. | Local Star

“Hell, I’m Just Me”  His story is the making of several good ole country songs. He may not walk or talk like John Wayne, or write or sing like Hank, but he’ll be the first to share proudly, “Hell, I’m Just Me.” That also happens to be the name of his hit single played in more than 120 countries around…


Professor and Author, Robert Z. Hicks

~Local Star~   Mouse in the Manger & Tommie Turtle’s Secret When it comes to gift-giving, one popular set of guidelines advises we purchase “Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.” For children ages 3-8, who are beginning readers or pre-school learners, there is nothing more appropriate this season, than the award-winning children’s book,…


Hometown Heroes: The ToyMakers of New Port Richey

It has often been said, “Christmas is for children,” and when you capture the look of wonder in a child’s eyes when they see bright, twinkling lights and, of course, jolly, old St Nick, you know in an instant this is true. However, when a child is destined to spend Christmas in All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, or they…