The Civil War visits Dade City

To all history buffs and those curious about learning more on the Civil War, the Pioneer Florida Museum will be recapturing this American era from Nov.16 through Nov. 18. Entitled the “Living History and Civil War Reenactments,” the event begins with a school field trip on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Accompanied by a tour guide, students will be able to roam through the museum visiting … [Read more...]

Artistic couple opens home gallery in Wesley Chapel

Upon entering the front door, various colors seem to emanate from all directions. The living room and dining room walls are covered with diverse paintings. The tables are decked with sculptures of different shapes and proportions. More artworks can be found in the bedrooms, too. This is the Wesley Chapel home of Bernard and Gwendolyn Brooks, who moved to the area a year ago from Washington … [Read more...]

Fighting child hunger in Pasco, one backpack at a time

When Amber Chancey and her husband, Paul, moved to Wesley Chapel in 2016, the couple had no idea the impact they would have on their new community. They did know that they wanted the best education for their children, and they also knew that a healthy, balanced meal played a vital role in this. Meanwhile, Susan Coffey, a third-grade teacher, and several colleagues at Double Branch Elementary … [Read more...]

Sharing joy through Operation Christmas Child

Jennifer Hernandez is in the business of spreading love – not just locally, but globally. For the past two years, she and Bridgeway Church, where she attends in Wesley Chapel, have been coordinating their efforts to help kids worldwide in what is known as “Operation Christmas Child.” The nondenominational Christian project was first established in 1993 and is based in North Carolina under the … [Read more...]

Hugh Embry Branch Library now open again on Mondays

A ribbon-cutting was held at Hugh Embry Branch Library on Oct. 29 to celebrate the fact that, once again, the library is open on Mondays. The facility, at 14215 Fourth St., is one of four libraries across Pasco County where Monday hours have been restored. The others are the Hudson Branch Library in Hudson, the Regency Park Branch in New Port Richey and the Land O’ Lakes Branch in Land O’ … [Read more...]

Veterans set to cruise through Zephyrhills

Main Street Zephyrhills Inc., is welcoming all to attend the Veterans Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony to honor the nation’s men and women in uniform — in events planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. The parade will also feature a Classic Car Cruise-In on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Historic Downtown Zephyrhills. The parade is set to begin at the Main Street Zephyrhills building, at 38537 … [Read more...]

It’s ‘bug’ season in Dade City

The Pasco County Fairgrounds will soon see a swarm of ‘bugs’ outside – Volkswagen Beetles, that is. The Florida Bug Jam is open to spectators on Nov. 10, beginning at 11 a.m., and on Nov. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. More than 700 Volkswagens are expected to be there, with owners convening from across the globe, said Randy Yoho, event promoter. Only about 7 percent of the participants hail from … [Read more...]

LOL Swampfest returns with carnival fun

The fall Swampfest will celebrate its 10th annual event at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., from Nov. 1 through Nov. 4. The Land O’ Lakes High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting the event, and invites the public to come and enjoy the festivities. Twenty-four carnival rides will be set up on the premises by Arnold Amusements Inc. A one-night armband for unlimited … [Read more...]

Duke Energy is planning a project in Lutz-Land O’ Lakes

Duke Energy plans to install a new substation and transmission lines to meet the electrical demands of the growing population and businesses in Lutz and Land O’ Lakes. The energy company had a public open house at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lutz to share its plans. Those attending could drop by multiple booths, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to learn the particular’s about the project’s … [Read more...]

Dade City set to give locals a ‘Spook-tacular’ time

The Dade City Woman’s Club will host its first ‘Spook-tacular’ on the evenings of Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. The event will be held on the grounds of the Pioneer Florida Museum, at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City. The public event will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., each day, with an admission charge of $8 and free parking. Guests can attend in costume, and will be greeted with concession … [Read more...]