Reaching out to help those with special needs

Even in the best of times, navigating through government bureaucracy can be challenging. But for people with special needs, that becomes even more daunting during a global pandemic. A virtual town hall hosted on April 29 by Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore and Pasco County School Board Chairwoman Colleen Beaudoin aimed at helping individuals and families find the resources they … [Read more...]

State senator offers helping hand for seniors

When Jemith Rosa approached State Sen. Wilton Simpson seeking some assistance for a project to help senior citizens, she came away with more than she expected. Rosa went to Simpson to see if he could help her with her quest for a new, and larger senior center in Dade City. Simpson, of Trilby, responded to her request by donating 1.7 acres, behind the existing center in downtown Dade … [Read more...]

New space sought for Zephyrhills Senior Center

Pasco County Senior Services is seeking a new location for the Zephyrhills Senior Center, after its abrupt closure at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Last month, the church informed the county it no longer could support the program, citing financial reasons. The senior center closed on Dec. 31. It been operated at the church since 2010. Under a public-private agreement, the church … [Read more...]

Celeb waiters to raise money for CARES

Kafe Kokopelli in Dade City will have some popular faces among its waiter staff Wednesday when local "celebrities" put on aprons to help raise money for senior citizens. The event, which has already attracted waiters like state Sen. Wilton Simpson and Zephyrhills interim city manager Steve Spina, starts at noon July 23 at the restaurant, 37940 Live Oak Ave., in Dade City. Proceeds will … [Read more...]