Community rallies support for sick girl

A barbecue fundraiser is planned to help the family of a 5-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer. The family of Baylor Nichols received word in April that the little girl, from Brooksville, has a form of brain cancer known as Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Gliomas. To add to that devastating news, the girl’s parents, Donnie and Carly, were informed that the … [Read more...]

Paulie Palooza rocks out at new venue

When people gather this year to check out the music at the fifth annual Paulie Palooza, they’ll be arriving at a new event venue. This year, the bands will be performing at the Zephyrhills Community Event Venue, at 5200 Airport Road. The bands will start playing March 18 at 10 a.m., and performances will continue throughout the day, until 5 p.m. The musical lineup includes: Cold … [Read more...]

Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest draws record crowd

About 8,000 people attended the fifth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest, breaking another record for the event founded in 2010 by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Besides attracting thousands to enjoy the barbecue and bands, the event on Jan. 17 at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, also lured 51 teams to compete to see who makes the best barbecue. Thirty-nine teams … [Read more...]

Holy Smoke! Blues, Barbecue in Zephyrhills

The holidays are associated with great family, great friends and great food. In fact, sometimes the food is the best part: Turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and other dishes all make a welcomed appearance. It's all great, but something is missing. Where are the ribs? The chicken? The pulled pork? The sweet, tangy sauce that gets on your fingers? The baked beans and corn on the … [Read more...]