A Vote For Jim Shive Is A Vote For Experience And Results

Jim Shive has served Dade City residents for over 35 years — the first 27 years as an employee of the City working in the Public Works and Utilities Department and serving on public boards, and since 2012 as a results-driven city Dade City Commissioner. While Shive and his colleagues on the City Commission have made many decisions to improve the lives of residents, he is most proud of the … [Read more...]

Slices of life, in the shadow of COVID-19

Impacts from the threat of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is touching life on virtually every level. The closing of school campuses disrupted family schedules and student learning. The shuttering of businesses has left people out of work. The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and people dying from the virus continues to rise. Nobody knows yet, when we will emerge to the … [Read more...]

Pasco schools add feeding sites for students

Pasco County Schools planned to expand its number of student feeding sites from its initial seven locations up to 25 school sites, effective March 31, according to a school district news release. Pasco also will add feeding sites at 16 bus stops throughout the county. There are other significant changes in the way Pasco County Schools is getting food to students. The drive-thru sites and … [Read more...]

Government responds to COVID-19

A $2 trillion relief package — the largest in U.S. history — has been passed in an attempt to stabilize the economy, in the wake of an economic and medical crisis posed by coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). The package includes help for individuals, unemployment benefits, loans for small businesses, help for large industries and other types of assistance. The stimulus includes a $1,200 … [Read more...]

Pasco wants crash debris off the street

When tow-truck crews clean up after a crash, it should be a thorough job. At least that’s how the Pasco County Commission sees it. The county board soon will be considering a provision that will require the people who remove damaged or wrecked vehicles from roadways to be sure to clear the roadway of glass and injurious debris. “This is sort of a local version of a state law that is … [Read more...]

Saint Leo University to lease 176-unit apartment complex

Since welcoming its largest incoming class ever last fall — and anticipating continued growth —Saint Leo University will lease the Sweetwater apartment complex in Dade City, to serve as residential housing for upperclassman and graduate level students. In August, Saint Leo will begin leasing all 176 units on the property owned by Beachwold Residential LLC, which sits about 2 miles northeast of … [Read more...]

Pasco County Fair lives up to its theme

The Pasco County’s Fair’s theme this year was “It’s an Adventure,” and the crowd at the event seemed to bring that idea to life. The fair, which recently wrapped, ran from Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City, it had a little of something for everyone. Dozens of amusement rides dotted the landscape, giving thrill-seekers of … [Read more...]

73rd annual Pasco Fair: ‘It’s An Adventure’

With its slew of food options, new performances, live entertainment and other activities, the 73rd annual Pasco County Fair is aiming to make an impression. The fair’s theme is “It’s An Adventure,” and the show will run Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City. Details about the festival were shared at a Jan. 21 Greater Dade City Chamber of … [Read more...]

Remembering Pete ‘Hutch’ Brock II, a community servant

Pete Hutchinson “Hutch” Brock II, a former Dade City mayor who was active in community life — passed away on Jan. 26, at age 54. Brock served on the Dade City Commission from 2000 to 2004, then as Dade City’s mayor from 2004 to 2008, according to an obituary posted on the Hodges Family Funeral Home website. “While he was mayor, we had an unprecedented period of annexations – undeveloped … [Read more...]

Under Construction 02/05/2020

Bonefish Grill emerging in Lutz A Bonefish Grill restaurant is one of three Bloomin’ Brands restaurants being built in Lutz. At 2526 Sierra Center Blvd., the eatery will be in the same vicinity of an Aussie Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, at Cypress Creek Town Center. At roughly 6,000 square feet, the building’s inside will be feature custom booths, and both a lounge and bar situated at the … [Read more...]