Zephyrhills steps back to the 1920s

This year’s Founder’s Day weekend in Zephyrhills will give event-goers a taste of what life was like during the 1920s. The event kicks off with a public dance, on the evening of March 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those attending are invited to wear period clothing and to enjoy recreating popular dance moves of the era, including the “Charleston,” “Black Bottom” and “Shimmy.” The free … [Read more...]

Music fest to liven up Zephyrhills

This year’s Paulie Palooza Music Festival coincides with Leap Day, on Feb. 29. The event will be held at Main Street Zephyrhills, 38537 Fifth Ave., from noon to 9 p.m., with its traditional all-day roundup of live performances. Patrons will be able to listen to musical performances, browse an assortment of vendors and grab a bite to eat from a variety of food trucks. Festival-goers … [Read more...]

Choices abound for holiday fun

The holidays are a traditional time for friends and families to gather, and to seek out ways to enjoy the lights, sounds and treats of the season. If you’re looking to have some old-fashioned fun, to be inspired, or relax, there’s likely an option in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area to suit your fancy. Here’s a listing of some of your options. Lutz – Land O’ Lakes Traditions on the … [Read more...]

Main Street roars with music & motorcycles

The distinct roar of motorcycle engines and live rock ‘n’ roll music filled the air around downtown Zephyrhills during the 15th annual Music & Motorcycles on Sept. 14. The Main Street Zephyrhills bike night was blessed with perfect weather, and attracted hundreds — from far and wide — looking to have some fun. Within the event boundaries, Fifth Avenue and several of its cross streets … [Read more...]

Engines to roar in downtown Zephyrhills

Get ready and get set for motorcycles to be on grand display in downtown Zephyrhills for the 15th annual Music & Motorcycles event on Sept. 14. Bikers can show off their hot rides of various colors and sizes, along Fifth Avenue, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. With nearly 100 vendors on hand, visitors will be able to choose from a wide range of foods, crafts and merchandise. Local shops … [Read more...]

Former Miss Pasco keeps busy with acting, modeling

Leja Apple has surely kept herself busy in the years since being crowned 2013 Miss Pasco. She has a burgeoning modeling and acting career — appearing in various commercials, infomercials and independent films. She’s also an on-air host at HSN, peddling hair and makeup products. On top of that, she’s an adjunct professor of speech communication at St. Petersburg College and a sales event … [Read more...]

‘Biggest Little Train Show’ delights train enthusiasts

Hundreds of model train collectors and enthusiasts converged at the historic Zephyrhills Depot Museum, 39110 South Ave., over the weekend to attend the Zephyrhills Model Train Show & Swap Meet. The restored 1927 Atlantic Coast Line railroad depot has been hosting the event every other year (on odd years) for the past decade. The show, known as the ‘Biggest Little Train Show in … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills Founder’s Day celebrates ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’

Thousands flocked to downtown Zephyrhills to celebrate the city during the 109th Founder’s Day Heritage Parade & Festival on March 9. This year’s theme was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” — honoring the impact that transportation has had on the growth and success of the community. A parade, which featured vintage automobiles, kicked off the event in the morning. Dozens of local vendors … [Read more...]

Having fun in downtown Zephyrhills

The seventh annual Paulie Palooza drew hundreds to Fifth Avenue in Downtown Zephyrhills for food, music and fun on Feb. 23 The event, held at Main Street Zephyrhills, featured live music throughout the day, food trucks, vendors, face painters, auctions and drawings for prizes donated by local businesses. Proceeds from the event benefit Gulfside Hospice and help support patient care and bereavement … [Read more...]

Taking a blast into the past at Zephyrhills Founder’s Day

Get ready to travel back in time, exploring Zephyrhills history during the Founder’s Day Parade and Heritage Festival on March 9. Celebrating the community’s 109th year, the event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the theme “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” – the evolution of transportation in Zephyrhills. The parade is set to begin at 10 a.m., showcasing vintage automobiles, decorations … [Read more...]