Community rallies support for sick girl

A barbecue fundraiser is planned to help the family of a 5-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer. The family of Baylor Nichols received word in April that the little girl, from Brooksville, has a form of brain cancer known as Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Gliomas. To add to that devastating news, the girl’s parents, Donnie and Carly, were informed that the … [Read more...]

Sugarcane festival adds spicy twist

For the seventh straight year, the Raising Cane Festival returns to the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City. The sweet celebration, however, now comes with a spicy twist. The one-day festival, which highlights the traditional method of milling sugarcane into syrup, will include its first-ever chili cook-off. The event is set for Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 15602 Pioneer Museum … [Read more...]

Fish fry and Florida’s history mix on Sept. 11

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, is situated on 16 acres and has an old schoolhouse, church and general store as part of its attractions. Now, it would like more people to come and see what it has to offer. "One of the issues that we have here is that a lot of people don't know about the museum," said Brenda Minton, event coordinator for … [Read more...]