Pasco courthouse has colorful history

If you visit downtown Dade City, it’s nearly impossible not to notice the stately Historic Pasco County Courthouse. It sits in the middle of a town square, at Seventh Street and Meridian Avenue. Originally constructed in 1909, and restored in a $2.3 million renovation in 1998, the courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 20, 2006. With its Classical … [Read more...]

Drop by the Old Lutz School for holiday fun

Workers were as busy as Santa’s elves on a recent weekend morning getting everything ready for the 23rd annual Christmas at the Old Lutz School. Members of The Citizens for the Old Lutz School Building organize volunteers who dress up the iconic community building for the holidays each year. Then, the organization hosts several evenings each holiday season — inviting both young and old … [Read more...]

Raising money to preserve the Old Lutz School

On the surface, it will appear like any typical fall festival. Vendors will line up, selling a wide array of items — and visitors to the Autumn Day at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 in Lutz, will be able to stock up on all sorts of stuff. There will be handmade soaps and scrubs. Salsas, jams and jellies. Wreaths. Terra cotta pots. Toys. Plants. Wooden signs and more. The event will be … [Read more...]

Museum aims to tell Dade City’s story

When people visit The Dade City Heritage and Cultural Museum they’ll not only have a chance to learn about Dade City’s history but also to get to feel — literally — objects that are part of the city’s past. Joy Lynn, director of the museum, said the idea is to give visitors a true hands-on experience. Items on loan to the museum will be kept behind glass, but many of the objects in the … [Read more...]

It’s time for the Autumn Market at the Old Lutz School

Organizers of Autumn Market Day at the Old Lutz School hope that motorists passing by on busy U.S. 41 will decide to stop and shop for awhile. This year’s Autumn Market Day is set for Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the school grounds at 18819 N. U.S. 41. The event seeks to raise money for upkeep and improvements at a school that is on the National Register of Historic Places and where … [Read more...]

You’ll probably like how this tour ends

If beer is your thing, a visit to Yuengling Brewery is well worth your time. Free guided tours provide the history behind the nation’s oldest American-owned brewery, as visitors stroll along, seeing how beer is made and bottled. And, of course, at the end of the tour, those who are legally permitted to quaff a brew will get a chance to sample various brands of Yuengling. One recent … [Read more...]

Downtown St. Petersburg offers attractions galore for visitors

The holidays are approaching, and that means relatives may be visiting to share family traditions. It’s also the season when Florida, with its sunshine and mild winters, attracts an influx of friends and family escaping bone-chilling weather in other locales. The prospect of finding something to do that will appeal to people of all ages and interests can prove daunting. But downtown St. … [Read more...]