Attend a Kentucky Derby party, and help local groups

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and raise money for area rotary clubs and the Pasco Education Foundation. The event, which is open to the public, is set for May 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will have a chance to roll cigars and dance to music by the Strictly Bizness band. Those who enjoy donning fancy attire can also compete for awards for the best hat or best dressed … [Read more...]

Turning back the clock to the 16th century

Every year, tens of thousands of people get a chance to transport themselves into the past and escape from the real world at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Now entering its 39th season, the annual festival attracts about 80,000 people a year, according to the festival’s website. Set in 1524 in the fictional English town of Fittleworth, the seven-week long Tampa festival creates a … [Read more...]

Rubber ducks create a splashing success

The crowd cheered. The loudspeaker broadcast a quacking-good tune - "Disco, Disco Duck." And, with a quick dumping of about 2,000 rubber ducks into Lake Padgett, the flock of ducks floated off, with a push from a high-pressure fire hose squirted into the water. Prizes went to donors whose ducks were among the first 68 to hit the finish line. But, the true winners were the community … [Read more...]