Dade City announces road closures for stormwater project

The City of Dade City has announced updated road closures that will take effect after the Kumquat Festival, for when construction resumes on the city’s downtown stormwater capital improvement project. Following the Jan. 25 festival, Seventh Street will be closed between Church Avenue and Pasco Avenue, for approximately one month to complete construction of the stormwater improvements, and … [Read more...]

Dade City project put ‘on hold’ for Kumquat Festival

Trying to ease concerns from downtown merchants, the City of Dade City’s massive downtown stormwater capital improvement project will be halted until after the Jan. 25 Kumquat Festival. The work stoppage will come with a price tag not to exceed $65,000 — as contractor Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) will need to place temporary asphalt from Pasco Avenue to Sixth Street, and remove all … [Read more...]

Get ‘uncorked’ and sample wines

Wine enthusiasts are invited to sample various wines at ‘Uncorked,’ an event set for April 7 in Dade City. The Dade City Garden Club will host the function from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Various tables will offer an assortment of red and white wines for guests to sample from. And, craft beer will be this year’s new feature provided by Barley’s Angels. Each table will also include appetizers … [Read more...]

Celebrating a day to honor trees

Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska, but tree planting festivals are as old as civilization. The tree has appeared throughout history and literature as the symbol of life. The idea for Arbor Day in the United States originated in Nebraska City, … [Read more...]

New Dade City Hall ready for debut

Dade City residents will get their first official peek inside their new City Hall at a ribbon cutting on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. City employees and law enforcement officers, however, are already getting accustomed to the new, 22,000-square-foot building. They moved in about three weeks ago. “We’ve gotten settled in,” said Gordon Onderdonk, the city’s public works director. Now, it’s … [Read more...]

Dade City combines city hall and police station

The historic City Hall building in Dade City began its life in the mid-1920s as a hotel that never was completed. It found new life in the 1940s as a Depression-era work project and became the hub of city government for decades. But in 2013, a wrecking ball demolished the aging structure. “It was old and obsolete,” said Gordon Onderdonk, Dade City’s public works director. “We looked … [Read more...]