Dade City projects progressing, others delayed

As coronavirus disease-2019  (COVID-19) affects how municipalities and government entities operate, the City of Dade City is striving to keep day-to-day duties relatively intact, while following various safety procedures and precautions. Not unlike its municipal neighbor Zephyrhills, which is 9 miles down the road, Dade City has gone about minimizing the number of personnel at City Hall or out … [Read more...]

Pasco schools add feeding sites for students

Pasco County Schools planned to expand its number of student feeding sites from its initial seven locations up to 25 school sites, effective March 31, according to a school district news release. Pasco also will add feeding sites at 16 bus stops throughout the county. There are other significant changes in the way Pasco County Schools is getting food to students. The drive-thru sites and … [Read more...]

Volunteers spruce up Moore-Mickens campus

Volunteers put a little shine to the campus of Moore-Mickens Education & Vocational Center in Dade City. They swept the parking lot, raked and bagged leaves, pruned the greenery and cut the lawn. Inside, they cleaned up the kitchen and refrigerators, and wiped down walls. Future projects include interior painting and a pressure washing for the exterior of the school’s … [Read more...]

Adding a new chapter, in a family legacy

Joanne Kassebaum made a decision nearly four decades ago that has become a Kassebaum legacy. The Book Shack opened next to the Dade City post office about 37 years ago, selling mostly used paperbacks. It shifted later to a shop on Martin Luther King Boulevard. And now, it is relocated again to 14145 Seventh Ave., across from the historic Pasco County Historic Courthouse. It is situated between … [Read more...]

Parent input sought for grant application

Pasco County Schools is seeking federal grant money for a before- and after-school program for some students at Cox and Quail Hollow elementary schools, and wants to hear from parents during the process. The application requires community input, said Tony Harroun, a senior grant writer for Pasco County Schools. So, a community night is planned for March 3 at 6 p.m., at R.B. Cox Elementary … [Read more...]

Super snacks coming to select Pasco schools

Pasco County is getting the chance to test a new after-school meals pilot program with the new offering of a "super snack" at select schools in the district. A component of the Child Care Food program, it's designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children in after-school programs. It's funded through the U.S. Department of Health — unlike the school meal program, which is done with … [Read more...]