Thousands get emergency food assistance in Pasco

Thousands of residents from about 14 counties came to the Pasco County Fairgrounds to qualify for emergency assistance in replacing food lost during Hurricane Irma’s power outage. From Nov. 5 through Nov. 8, Pasco County deputies monitored an orderly progression of vehicles that stacked up in both directions along State Road 52, outside Dade City. Traffic moved slowly, but the … [Read more...]

Pasco County projects axed by Gov. Scott

Gov. Rick Scott signed an $83 billion budget for 2018 and used his veto pen to slash nearly $22 million earmarked for Pasco County projects. In total Scott struck out nearly $410 million from local projects across Florida. Pasco lost about $15 million for a new interchange to connect Overpass Road with Interstate 75, and $4.3 million for the Thomas Varnadoe Forensic Center for Education … [Read more...]

Extension Office could get makeover

The Pasco County Fair Association is seeking a state grant to help pay for a $1.1 million upgrade of the Pasco County Extension Office. The Extension Office — which is supported by state and county funding — now leases space from the fair association. But, the facility needs improvements and more space to expand its services. The state grant could address both needs. The Pasco County … [Read more...]

Public meeting set to discuss Extension Office location

Community members will have another chance to share their views on the future location of the Pasco County Extension Office. Extension now operates out of space owned by the Pasco County Fair Association, under an annual $17,000 lease, which is currently on a month-to-month basis. But, the office is too small and outdated to meet Extension’s needs. The county wants to improve … [Read more...]

Pasco Extension eyeing options for new home

Nobody disputes that Pasco County’s Extension Office is in serious need of an upgrade. But that’s where the consensus ends. Extension now operates out of space owned by the Pasco County Fair Association, under an annual $17,000 lease, which is currently on a month-to-month basis. But the office is too small and outdated to meet Extension’s needs. The county wants to improve conditions … [Read more...]

Antiques store is repository of memories

Johnny Herrmann’s business card boasts that his antiques business, in San Antonio, is “not your grandma’s antiques store.” But, there’s no doubt that the shop where his business operates is steeped in his family’s history. The store is in the 1946 Herrmann Building, at 11853 S. Curley St. The building is one of a collection of structures on Curley Street, south of State Road 52, … [Read more...]