Amping up entertainment in Downtown Dade City

It was an eventful day for Melanie Armstrong, as she stood at the site where she’ll soon be operating Savory Roots — Catering and Events. The shop will soon be part of a coming downtown Dade City attraction that will be known as – The Block. Located in the heart of downtown Dade City, the premise at 14313 Seventh St. is expected to become a hub for retail and social … [Read more...]

Movers for Moms helps survivors of domestic violence

When moms and their children escape from a dangerous situation at home, they may not have a chance to pack clothing or personal care items, or other belongings. This is the 11th year that Two Men and a Truck has organized the Movers for Moms Program, with the goal of giving back to mothers in need each Mother’s Day. During 2018, the program, which operates nationally, collected more than … [Read more...]

This crowd was bullish on East Pasco’s prospects

Speakers at the recent “Discover Dade City” symposium cast a spotlight on East Pasco’s development opportunities. The event, held in the conference center at the East Pasco campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, focused on ongoing projects, as well as those on the drawing board and future prospects. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Tampa … [Read more...]

Students vie in entrepreneurial competition

Timothy Hernandez noticed a problem, and he set about to solve it. Not too long ago, the 17-year-old Zephyrhills High School senior was undergoing safety training as a YMCA pool lifeguard. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) masks kept falling off during tutorials. “It was a real inconvenience,” he said. Strap-based CPR masks didn’t fare much better, said Hernandez, who currently … [Read more...]

Pasco Economic Development Council honors businesses

The Pasco Economic Development Council honored eight businesses at its 30th annual Banquet and Industry of the Year Awards on Sept. 8. More than 600 community and business leaders attended the event at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. Courtney Robinson, 10News WTSP anchor, emceed the event. The winners, according to information provided by Pasco EDC, were: Ortho … [Read more...]

Bank branch to open in Land O’ Lakes

First National Bank of Pasco is expanding into the growing markets of central Pasco County. Bank officials filed an application to open their first Land O’ Lakes branch at the northeast corner of State Road 54 and Livingston Road, according to records filed with the Office of Comptroller of the Currency. It will be the fourth office for First National, which opened in Dade City in 1986. Two … [Read more...]

School supply drives aim to help kids, teachers

Chambers of commerce, businesses, civic organizations, churches and community groups are busy collecting items that students will need once school begins. Some efforts are broad outreach programs, and others involve individual churches. Some seek to help teachers fill their supply cupboards so they won’t have to dig into their own wallets to pay for supplies their students … [Read more...]

Dwindling ranks of golfers handicap golf courses

Golf courses are in trouble, and Florida — which boasts more golf courses than any other state in the nation — could be hit the hardest. The latest to experience trouble is Scotland Yards Golf Club on U.S. 301 in Dade City. The bank that holds the mortgage on the course, First National Bank of Pasco, started foreclosure proceedings against the 100-acre course last month. However, course owner … [Read more...]

Local bank helping kids get ready for school

The start of school is just weeks away, and First National Bank of Pasco is collecting supplies to help students be prepared with its fifth annual Stuff the Backpack Drive. Through Aug. 4, the bank is collecting a number of different supplies to distribute to kids in Pasco County schools. They include pencils, pens, scissors, index cards, notebooks, folders, paper, glue sticks, colored pencils, … [Read more...]