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  • Thrifty Thursday at HPH Hospice Thrift Store Just Got Better

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Thrifty Thursday at the HPH Hospice Thrift Store & More, 4910 Allen Road, Zephyrhills, is offering shoppers something special from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23. While you’re browsing for great finds among a store full of gently used donations to benefit hospice care, enjoy a freshly baked Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookie warm from the oven, iced tea or coffee and learn about creating fabulous table

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  • Grand Opening Week at Perkís Cafe! in Dade City!

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Sept. 29 – Oct. 4 Join us for a week-long celebration! Monday - National Coffee Day! Free small coffee all day – no purchase necessary! Also, join us from 11am-12pm for the Chamber ribbon cutting and receive a discount coupon for a future purchase. Tuesday – With every purchase, pick a card to win discounts and freebies. Every card is a winner! There are no losers at Perks!! Wednesday –

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Local Purple Heart Chapter to Offer Paid Life Memberships in Observance of Veterans Day

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

East Pasco Chapter 705 is offering eight paid Life Memberships in the Military Order of the Purple Heart USA to recipients of the Purple Heart who wish to become active participants in the Zephyrhills-based chapter. According to Chapter Finance Officer Mel Cunningham the current roster of 40 member include veteran of conflicts from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Growth in the scope of our support, outreach activities

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Local News

Student Citizens of the Month!

Student Citizens of the Month!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized the following Student Citizens at the October ceremony held in their honor. Each month, one student from ten area schools is selected for exemplary effort, achievement and contribution to their school, family and community. Pictured L-R Heritage Academy – Madison Tyner, West Zephyrhills Elementary – Shaune Xavier Hamilton,  Zephyrhills High School – Marlon Farr, The Broach School – Chandler Ross, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School –

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  • The Market Place

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The Market Place on Saturday, October 4th was a very big success!  We had 24 vendors in total which was an increase of 8 from September . . . it just gets better every month!  Linda Davis with Somerset Farms had a very special booth with sheep, a young woman spinning sheep’s wool into yarn, goats milk soap, laundry detergent, dryer balls, etc.  Their booth made you feel like you

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  • UF/IFAS scientists count record number of threatened crocodile hatchlings

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

    A record number of American crocodile hatchlings have been counted in the Everglades National Park this summer – a positive development for the threatened species, University of Florida scientists say. The American crocodile was listed as a federally endangered species in 1975, and while reclassified as threatened in 2007, the species still faces problems from habitat loss and environmental changes. Frank Mazzotti, a UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

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Sports

Nonnative Fish Provide Exotic Fishing Alternatives; Most Have No Bag Limits!

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

Florida freshwater anglers target at least 25 species of native fishes. Most are within a 45-minute drive of anyone wanting to wet a line. In addition to those, the free Florida Big Catch angler recognition program (BigCatchFlorida.com) features six species of exotic fishes from other countries and several fish species that expanded their ranges from farther north. Of those nonnative fishes, only butterfly peacock bass were stocked intentionally by the

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  • Dade City Team Wins Karate Tournament

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Grand Champions, front row (left to right) Logan Gilbreath, Adalee Kraus, Jonathan Terry: 2nd Joshua Penney. row; Makenzie Reed, Alex Myers

    Spivey Karate hosted the 36th Samurai Karate Tournament recently at the Ridge Manor Community Center. The Dade City Spivey Karate contingent won the Team Championship over 5 other teams. Other Spivey Karate teams from Zephyrhills/Wesley Chapel were 2nd San Ann/Lake Jovita was 4th with the Community Christian Karate (Spring Hill) team 6th City’s Adalee Kraus edged out Parker Creech & Yazan Samaaneh for the Grand Champion trophy in the Lil’

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  • Angela Cardenas Achieves Black Belt

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Angela Cardenas being tested on the sai, during her Black Belt test.

    11 year old Angela Cardenas, a Pasco Elementary School student, recently reached her goal that she has spent the last 5 years training at Spivey Karate for, her Black Belt. In this day & age, when kids her age are sitting on the couch watching TV or playing games & feeding their face with potato chips, Angela has been choosing the way of the warrior. She has been diligently training

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Lifestyles

Don’t Miss the Halloween Howl this Weekend, Downtown Zephyrhills!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

Halloween Howl – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Costume Parade 6:00 p.m. line-up at 5:45 in front of 7-11 (Free); Haunted House in the Jeffries House 38533 5th Avenue; Hair-Raising Hayride located in front of Woman’s Club across from 7-11 ($2 admission) [Note: hayride is SCARY after dark.]

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  • Savage Race at Little Everglades Ranch

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th The best mud obstacle race – period. 7:30 am – Approx. 6pm. Spectators $15 purchased online by Oct. 22nd or $25 at the gate (under 13 are FREE). Participants register online until Oct. 22nd.  Military & student discounts.  Junior Savage Races for kids 12 and under at 11am & 1pm $30 online. Parking $10 per vehicle.  Enter at Gould Road gate (mapping address 17951

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  • RMCUMC FALL FESTIVAL

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    On Saturday, Oct 25 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. the celebration of the harvest will be held at 34350 Cortez Blvd. (SR50) in Ridge Manor. A delightful time is planned with hayrides, bounce house, face and pumpkin painting and cake walks. Other games will be available. For s small fee you can build your own scarecrow. There will be food and drink to fill your tummies. While enjoying the

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Entertainment

Halloween Costume Contest at Doc’s Pub & Grille

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

14946 US Hwy 301, Dade City 33525 352-567-4050 Friday, October 31st Check in by 9:30 pm with your creative costume!! Winners announced at 11:00 pm. Winners will receive Gift Cards: 1st  Place $75.00 2nd Place $50.00 3rd Place $25.00 ~Live Music, Food and Drink Specials~

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  • 2014 Fall Family Fishing Festival

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Thie one day FREE event will teach proper fishing techniques and the importance of being stewards of Florida’s freshwater ecosystems. Event will feature: -Instruction in baiting, casting, knot-tying fishd identification - Free lunch for the whole family - Rod/reel for first 350 youth -Water Ventures aquifer exploration -fishing in the Withlacoochee River -games, crafts and raffles 11/1/14 from 9am-1pm. For more information call (352)567-0264

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  • The Center for the Arts at River Ridge Welcome to SEASON 23 2014-2015

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS for 2014-15 The Florida Orchestra presents two special schooltime concerts MAGIC, MYSTERY, and MUSIC  Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 10:30am and 12:00pm  The Center for the Arts at River Ridge is proud to be able to present The Florida Orchestra’s Youth Concert Series in our theater with two performances of MAGIC, MYSTERY, AND MUSIC, featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of six famous composers from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to

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