Helping others at the holidays, and all year-long

As the holidays approach — a big holiday meal — can help create a festive feel. But, for some families, those kind of feasts are beyond their financial reach. That’s where The Neighborhood Care Center, in Zephyrhills, comes in. It has been helping families at the holidays — and throughout the year — for more than two decades. During the holidays, the care center seeks to help its … [Read more...]

Offering convenient way to combat breast cancer

Cheryl Hinton hits the road in the quest to prevent breast cancer. Hinton, who is the marketing and promotions specialist for Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography, was the featured speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group’s breakfast meeting on Aug. 13 at the IHOP in Dade City. She talked about the company’s mission to provide convenient breast cancer screenings. The independent organization … [Read more...]

Selena Schulz is Everyday Hero protecting Pasco animals

Selena Schulz is growing up in a family that includes two dogs, and a guinea pig named Desmond. Once in a while, there also are the stray dogs, cats and unexpected critters that her father brings home. One time it was a chicken. But, more likely, it’s a friendless dog or cat that Kurt Schulz found on the side of the road. They are all in need of tender loving care. “He’s a plumber, so … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills Woman’s Club turns 100

In the beginning, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Zephyrhills was a group of 15 women, who decided they wanted to form a civic club. They established the club on Nov. 11, 1915 and voted to join the Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs, automatically making them part of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, a national organization. On Nov. 15, about 90 people gathered at the Zephyrhills’ … [Read more...]

Meals On Wheels keeps delivering for East Pasco

  East Pasco Meals on Wheels attracts a lot of good people to the cause of preparing and delivering meals to the homes of those who need them. The group includes hardworking and community-minded volunteers, and is led by a former postmaster. "I just prayed that God would put me somewhere I could be used. When this (opportunity) opened, it was ideal for me," said Beth Aker, who left … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce pays it forward

The scent of barbecue and the sounds of bands belting out the blues aren’t the only sweet things to come out of the fifth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Fest at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. There’s also the money that the event generates. This year, the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce handed out more than $15,000 in donations to eight civic clubs and youth groups, … [Read more...]

Both want jobs, but disagree on how to get them

One of the biggest challenges facing the Pasco County Commission in recent years is how to create more jobs here, and not force nearly half the population to travel elsewhere to find work. It’s likely a problem that won’t be fixed over the next four years, but that hasn’t stopped the two candidates looking for a seat on the commission to share their ideas on how it might happen. They are just … [Read more...]