R.B. Cox Elementary celebrates 90 years

A lot of notable things happened during 1926. Queen Elizabeth was born. A.A. Milne published Winnie-the-Pooh, and Tampa Theatre opened Tampa’s first air-conditioned building, in downtown Tampa. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House at the time, and people could buy a dozen of eggs for 56 cents, a dozen oranges for 34 cents, or a porterhouse steak for 29 cents a pound. It’s also the year … [Read more...]

Brick roads preserve a sense of history

When four people tripped and fell during Dade City’s Church Street Christmas celebration in 2000, the incident triggered an unexpected outcome. The strollers were enjoying a holiday outing when they stumbled across holes in the street where asphalt paving had worn through to the brick street beneath. The city's director of public works, Ron Ferguson, reported at a January 2001 City … [Read more...]

Cox Elementary is turning 90

R.B. Cox Elementary School is turning 90 and the school wants the community’s help to help detail its history. The school is preparing a 90th Year Celebration for alumni, current students, current and former staff, families with connections to the school and members of the Dade City community. To help get ready for a series of celebrations that will begin in September, efforts are … [Read more...]

Ornaments reveal history, raise money

When the Dade City Garden Club began selling an annual holiday ornament to raise money for the club, the decoration was simple: a two-dimensional square. That didn’t matter. The ornament’s theme — the Historic Pasco County Courthouse — touched a chord among area residents and quickly sold out, recalled Pat Carver, who was involved in getting the ornament sales off the ground. When … [Read more...]