Aldi offers updates on Pasco stores

The Aldi store in Odessa is expected to open this spring, and the Wesley Chapel store is expected to open by this summer. That’s according to the latest information provided by Matt Thon, the vice president for the Haines City Aldi division. An opening date for the Aldi in Zephyrhills has not been determined. The Zephyrhills branch has not been built yet, says Todd Vande Burg, … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills is gearing up for big changes in 2020

As a new decade approaches, the City of Zephyrhills plans to open a much-anticipated tennis facility, plans to extend its airport runway, will be engaged in infrastructure improvements and could possibly end a 60-year tradition of operating its own fire department. Here’s a closer look for what’s on the horizon for 2020 and beyond: Sarah Vande Berg Tennis & Wellness Center The $4.9 … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills presents draft budget, appropriations requests

The City of Zephyrhills has unveiled its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 — totaling more than $67 million. The $67,043,615 draft budget is based on a tentative tax rate of 6.35 mills previously approved by the Zephyrhills City Council. The draft budget was shared during an Aug. 12 council meeting. Based on the 6.35 millage rate, the total budget for the new fiscal year will be … [Read more...]

Making sure kids don’t go hungry during summer break

For some children, the meals they eat during the school day are their only source of nutrition. So, when schools close for the summer, there’s a chance that they could go hungry. The Summer Break Spot takes aim at that issue. The program, also known as the Summer Food Service Program, is a federal nutrition program operated by schools and local nonprofits to make sure that children … [Read more...]

Stepping into the world of dementia

The tourists sat waiting for instructions. They filled out forms. They answered questions. Then, they began putting on special equipment. They put ridged plastic insoles into their shoes. They put on plastic gloves for protection and a different outer glove for each hand. Then, they stepped up a few steps into a dim room, where they donned special headphones and glasses. Next, they … [Read more...]

Aldi grocery store set to open on U.S. 301

  A busy section of U.S. 301 will get even busier as developers move forward with plans to build a small shopping plaza with an Aldi grocery store at the intersection of Pretty Pond Road. Demolition crews began razing Rainbow Court and Brightside Manor mobile home parks in March. MQ Pretty Ponds LLC, a subsidiary of MQ Partners of Dallas, bought the two parcels in 2014, and gave notice … [Read more...]

Townview Apartments in Zephyrhills sold

Townview Apartments, located in the heart of the Zephyrhills business district, are now under new ownership. Kraus Townview Apartments LP finalized its purchase of the 46-unit complex at 38124 Townview Ave., in Zephyrhills, earlier this month for $2.1 million, or $45,650 per unit. It was sold by Regal Properties Capital, which had purchased the nearly 30-year-old complex in 2008 for $2.4 … [Read more...]