Pigz in Z’Hlls attracts record crowd

The ninth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival attracted more than 13,000 people, according to event organizers. Event-goers headed to the festival venue, at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, to enjoy a day of live performances by blues musicians and other bands, and to enjoy barbecue chicken, pork, brisket, ribs and foods offered by other vendors. Fifty-three teams competed … [Read more...]

Architect selected for $48 million technical education center

The Pasco County School Board has selected Hepner Architects Inc., to provide architectural services for the design of the new east-central Pasco technical center the district plans to build. The facility, which has a construction budget of $48 million, is planned for the northeast corner of Handcart Road and Fairview Heights Road, in Wesley Chapel. Hepner’s fee includes architectural … [Read more...]

Creating sweet cards for their Valentines

Children had a chance to create some Valentine’s Day cards in a make-and take-day at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, at 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City. … [Read more...]

Florists’ fingers fly, as they gear up for a very, very busy Valentine’s

Rose’s Hub Florida on North Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz has played a role in brightening Valentine’s Day for recipients of the florist’s handiworks for decades. The business, which opened its doors in 1959, is best-known for its farm-fresh flowers and 70-cm long-stem roses. Rose Moore is the current shop’s owner. Her mother, Louise, opened it, and Rose’s daughter, Egan, is the third generation of … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons celebrates the Italian way

On Feb. 5, we had our monthly ladies lunch bunch. Eighteen women attended a lunch that was hosted by Robbie Lockard, which was held at Piccola Italia. I must say that this lunch was  presented in a very nice fashion. The women met at our community center at 11 a.m., so they could discuss upcoming luncheons and also to insure that all women attending had a ride. When we first arrived … [Read more...]

Bring on the quilts, draft horses and antique cars

If you enjoy stepping back to a simpler time, the Farm Fest & Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village was probably your kind of gathering. Quilters showed off their works and draft horses demonstrated their strength during the event, which featured an array of activities designed to appeal to people of all ages. Event-goers could peruse quilts made by local quilters, … [Read more...]

Superheroes help at fundraiser

Josiah’s Warriors’ fundraiser and vendor show on Jan. 26 at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, benefited the Abbott family of Wesley Chapel, whose 5-year-old son, Josiah is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. There was a bounce house, a DJ, games, face painters and a chance drawing for a television. The event was hosted by Jami Lynn Photography and the … [Read more...]

Bring on the quilts, draft horses and antique cars

Quilt lovers had a chance to enjoy a wide assortment of artistic creations, and those who enjoy seeing draft horses pull heavy loads, each had a reason to head to the Farm Fest & Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Heritage Village. There were also plenty of activities for the kids, vendors selling goods and concessions to enjoy. … [Read more...]

Local residents will soon be able to Live Longer with Earth Fare

If you’ve driven by Cypress Creek Town Center lately, you might have noticed the newest addition coming soon: natural supermarket Earth Fare. Terms like “healthy” and “natural” are authentic at Earth Fare. In fact, they’ve been leading the mission to bring healthy food to everyone for over 40 years. It starts with its Food Philosophy, a guide to what is and isn’t allowed on its shelves, and … [Read more...]

Elvis lives!

The rumors are true. Elvis is alive and well in Dade City. He performed Jan. 25 at Country Aire Manor. Gene Styles put on a "Tribute to Elvis" show for 85 residents. He opened with "Trouble/Heartbreak Hotel." During the show, he had three costume changes, each reflecting the various stages of Elvis Presley’s entertainment career. The final costume was a black jumpsuit that he wore while … [Read more...]