110-foot observation tower in Dade City gains approval

The Pasco County Commission has cleared the way for a 110-foot observation tower to be erected on a property off St. Joe Road in Dade City. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a conditional use request, submitted by Terry D. and Mary McKnight. The application received a recommendation for approval by the Pasco County Commission, on a 3-2 vote, and a recommendation for denial by the county … [Read more...]

Some call it St. Petersburg’s ‘oldest living museum’

Birds chirp, as breezes stir through the trees. Butterflies flutter about and people relax on shaded benches. There is beauty around every bend and there’s no clue, in this tranquil place, that busy Fourth Street North is less than a block away. There’s plenty to take in at this botanical garden, which dates back more than a century. Described by some as St. Petersburg’s “oldest … [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...]