Elvis was in the building

We started off on March 5, when we had a monthly lunch bunch at Ruby Tuesdays with a nice group of women attending. There were 21 in all, and it was hosted by JoAnn Fisher. She picked the right place. It was a lively crowd, and we were given two long tables, somewhat secluded, so we could talk and have a good time. There was quite a variety on the menu, including “specials” of the day, … [Read more...]

Dade City picnic offers a taste of New York

About 80 people packed the clubhouse at Country Aire Manor recently for the annual Otsego County picnic. Besides catching up with friends and making new acquaintances, those gathering enjoyed a potluck lunch, had a chance to reminisce, and share their East Coast and Southern cultures. Sally Harrington, of Cooperstown, New York, said she was happy to run into old friends. “I’ve seen a … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills Founder’s Day celebrates ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’

Thousands flocked to downtown Zephyrhills to celebrate the city during the 109th Founder’s Day Heritage Parade & Festival on March 9. This year’s theme was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” — honoring the impact that transportation has had on the growth and success of the community. A parade, which featured vintage automobiles, kicked off the event in the morning. Dozens of local vendors … [Read more...]

Italian potluck at Grand Horizons

On Feb. 24, we had our monthly potluck. This was the first potluck that was hosted by Ilene Nutting, and she did a great job. Nancy Huey previously put on the potluck, and she had for quite a while, but now has turned over the reins. It was just this month that Ilene Nutting started to host it. She had some help and all did a fine job. Her main helpers were Donna Quinn and Gary Douglas but, … [Read more...]

Having fun in downtown Zephyrhills

The seventh annual Paulie Palooza drew hundreds to Fifth Avenue in Downtown Zephyrhills for food, music and fun on Feb. 23 The event, held at Main Street Zephyrhills, featured live music throughout the day, food trucks, vendors, face painters, auctions and drawings for prizes donated by local businesses. Proceeds from the event benefit Gulfside Hospice and help support patient care and bereavement … [Read more...]

An Irish night at Grand Horizons

On Feb. 16, approximately 90 people (residents and guests) met in our community center to see a show put on by Cahal Dunne, “Ireland’s Happy Man.” This was one terrific show that included many types of music and several songs. Before each song was performed, Cahal told a small story of how it came about. Some were touching stories that really got to you, while others were cute and … [Read more...]

Taking a blast into the past at Zephyrhills Founder’s Day

Get ready to travel back in time, exploring Zephyrhills history during the Founder’s Day Parade and Heritage Festival on March 9. Celebrating the community’s 109th year, the event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the theme “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” – the evolution of transportation in Zephyrhills. The parade is set to begin at 10 a.m., showcasing vintage automobiles, decorations … [Read more...]

Doesn’t get much better than a quilt show and tacos

On Feb. 8, we had our monthly lunch connoisseurs at Shells Restaurant hosted by Bill and Karen Donlon. There were 31 residents in attendance, and the menu had a good variety of dishes.  There were mainly fish platters or dinners, but other dishes as well. We weren’t rushed, and the waitresses were very nice and tried to help if anyone had questions.  There was much conversation and everyone got … [Read more...]

Paulie Palooza has a new venue

The annual Paulie Palooza will return to liven Downtown Zephyrhills on Feb. 23, but this year, the event has a new venue: Main Street Zephyrhills at 38537 Fifth Ave. The new location was selected to incorporate downtown businesses into the festival, said Leesa Fryer, event planning specialist at Gulf Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care. The festival, now in its seventh year, will be from … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons celebrates the Italian way

On Feb. 5, we had our monthly ladies lunch bunch. Eighteen women attended a lunch that was hosted by Robbie Lockard, which was held at Piccola Italia. I must say that this lunch was  presented in a very nice fashion. The women met at our community center at 11 a.m., so they could discuss upcoming luncheons and also to insure that all women attending had a ride. When we first arrived … [Read more...]