This crowd was bullish on East Pasco’s prospects

Speakers at the recent “Discover Dade City” symposium cast a spotlight on East Pasco’s development opportunities. The event, held in the conference center at the East Pasco campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, focused on ongoing projects, as well as those on the drawing board and future prospects. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Tampa … [Read more...]

There are plenty of ways to help this season

If you would like to help someone else during the holidays, there are plenty of ways you can do that. Here’s a look at some of the efforts underway that could use more support. Donate a Bicycle This effort, spearheaded by Caroline Contractors LLC, is seeking donations of money, bicycles or helmets. Those wishing to donate bicycles or helmets can drop them off at these locations: … [Read more...]

Dade City Police seeks new K-9 team

The Dade City Police Department is still searching for a new K-9 team after a recent departure. Chris Stone, a 14-year law enforcement officer, and his K-9 partner, Ryko, worked together for eight years before retiring as a team about three months ago. Stone now works for the Pasco County Fire Department. “We knew (Ryko’s retirement) was coming, but we didn’t know it was coming this … [Read more...]

Credit union is 60, and going strong

Anyone who has spent much time in the community of San Antonio has undoubtedly seen the tangible results of the San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union’s handiwork. The credit union, which serves the eastern half of Pasco County, and the tip of Hernando County, has been handling the financial transactions of its members for 60 years. In a world of bank mergers and takeovers, this … [Read more...]

Community rallies to help Mark Smith

Years ago, Tammy Hunt periodically would put together charity events. And, whenever she did, the Smith family would step up and offer their business, San Ann Liquor & Lounge (also known as Ralph's), as a location for the fundraisers. As a result, the Smith’s generosity became widely known in the community. So, when Mark Smith, the son of Ralph's owners, Grace and Jimmy, needed help, … [Read more...]

Dade City chamber hosts business expo

Businesses have the chance to shine in the spotlight at the 2015 Annual Community & Business Expo, hosted by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. The annual event will be held Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, at 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City. More than 60 businesses to date have signed up to take part in the expo, which … [Read more...]

Rubbing shoulders with scientific researchers

Joseph Militello, a junior at Pasco High School, is one of 90 students from throughout the world selected to attend a summer scientific research program at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Militello will spend seven weeks immersed in the 57th annual University of Florida Student Science Training Program. He was chosen for the residential study program through a highly selective … [Read more...]

Vandalism blocks opening of new Zephyrhills restaurant

A successful restaurant near the Florida State Fairgrounds wants to expand into Zephyrhills, but nearly $40,000 in much-needed repair work on the new location could kill the deal. The Zephyrhills City Council, meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, could approve a measure that would give Michael and Laura Andrews a chance to open a Smokehouse B-B-Q & Grill at 5740 Seventh St. The … [Read more...]