Dade City Mayor provides ‘state of the city’ talk at chamber breakfast

Dade City Mayor Camille Hernandez is bullish on the future of the community she governs. During a recent Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, Hernandez told the audience about newly proposed planned residential developments, to projects aimed at improving the city’s infrastructure and recreational projects, “I am enthusiastic about Dade City,” Hernandez said, addressing the … [Read more...]

Local governments share forum

Pasco County has shared interests with city governments, but it’s a rare occasion for county and city officials to meet in a joint public forum. But, that’s exactly what happened on June 26 when staff members and elected officials from Pasco County, the town of St. Leo, San Antonio, Zephyrhills and Dade City sat down at Saint Leo University to discuss topics of mutual interest, and such … [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...]

Seeking ways to link local and state trails

A study that will guide decisions on how to build and connect multipurpose trails in the Dade City area with the Withlacoochee State Trail is narrowing down the options. But, at the mid-point in the Withlacoochee Trail Connector Study, consultants are still gathering public input before singling out a recommended trail path. On Aug. 10, about 20 residents met with Pasco County officials and … [Read more...]

Dade City Youth Council wins statewide photo contest

Reyes Figueroa loves Dade City. And, he appreciates the east Pasco community’s acceptance in celebrating diverse cultures — particularly his Hispanic heritage. Last month, the 17-year-old Pasco High School junior and Dade City Youth Council delegate won first place in the Florida League of Cities’ (FLC) Youth Council Photography Contest. The winning photo, “Cinco De Mayo Parade,” was … [Read more...]

Multi-use trail opens along U.S. 301

Get ready for a safer—and steeper — ride. The U.S. 301 Bicycle Pedestrian Trail is complete, allowing for riders to safely navigate through one of east Pasco’s busiest commercial corridors connecting Zephyrhills and Dade City. The 4.5-mile, 10-foot wide trail — built within the existing road right-of-way on the west side of U.S. 301 — extends from Kossik Road to Dade City Avenue. The … [Read more...]

Fitness meets fun at Trail Jam

They were young and they were old. Some were athletic and trim; others, not quite so fit. But, they came together on June 25 at the Trail Jam to show the many ways that people can pursue becoming more fit. Some joined exercise groups. Others took a stroll. Others hopped on bicycles, or walked their dogs. The idea was to get moving and to join others in the quest. Florida … [Read more...]

Downtown Dade City adds to its ‘eclectic mix’

New storefronts in downtown Dade City are creating a buzz. One of the newest additions is Flint Creek Outfitters, which opened nearly three weeks ago at 14129 Seventh St., at the intersection with Pasco Avenue. The prime retail spot had been vacant more than two years following the closing of Remember When Antiques Mall. A grand opening is planned for January. Business owners Gordon … [Read more...]

Dade City gets its first Publix grocery

The grand opening of the first Publix in Dade City will be the launching pad for more retail coming soon to The Shoppes At Dade City. The approximately 45,600-square-foot grocery store opened its doors on Oct. 22 as the anchor for the shopping plaza at U.S. 301 and Clinton Avenue. More shops are on the way. Lee Nails and China King are in the permitting process, said Tracy Worrell, … [Read more...]

Multi-use trail being built on U.S. 301

A resurfacing project will give motorists a smoother ride along a 6-mile stretch of U.S. 301 — one of Dade City’s busiest commercial corridors. But there is a new travel lane opening for pedestrians and bicyclists, too. Work on the $12.5 million project should be finished by spring 2016. As motorists whiz past on the new asphalt, pedestrians and bicyclists can stroll or pedal along a … [Read more...]