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  • The Rose Cafe Reopened!

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:44 am

    After much needed renovation, The Rose Café re-opened this week in downtown Zephyrhills. For the best menu, coffee and specialty drinks, this is the place to visit. Relaxing atmosphere, delicious menu items like their “juicy”, a pot roast sandwich that melts in your mouth, an eclectic variety of salads, homemade desserts and the best coffee in town. The Rose Café is located at 38426 5th Ave., downtown Zephyrhills.

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  • Campus Gear!

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:14 am


    Campus Gear, a new retail store in San Antonio, FL announces the addition of Dillon Vitale, Assistant Store Manager.  Dillon, a graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelors in Sport Business and is currently one of the Assistant Coaches of Saint Leo’s Baseball Team under Coach Sean O’Conner. During the Spring and Summer of 2014 Dillon played professional ball in France for the Beaucaire Chevaliers. Prior to that, he

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Can’t-Miss Grad Gifts

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Graduation season is a time for celebration as students prepare to face the next phase of their lives. Graduation parties will soon be in full swing, and people may find themselves attending one or more of these festive occasions. Party guests and graduation well-wishers may want to bring gifts for the guests of honor, and the following are a few ideas that newly minted grads may appreciate now or in

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Hugh Embry Library Events

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

All events are free 14215 4th St., Dade City, 33523 Contact: Mary Keesling 352-567-3576 • May 20-26,  2015 (Wed. through Tues.)   Storytime With Miss Angela  …will return June 10th at 11:30 AM for ages 1-5.   Tween YuGiOh! Club, Wed. May 20, 4-6 PM Grades 5-7 .  Free!  Play this challenging game which our host, Donovan Rummel, can teach. We have extra cards, if you don’t have

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  • Zephyrhills Elks Lodge #2731 Donate Bicycles And Bike Helmets

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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    One boy and one girl from the Zephyrhills West Elementary school were chosen by the school for the “Turnaround Program” which rewards two students that have made the biggest “turnaround” for the school year.  This year the winners were Tatum Suggs and Jose Castro.  Their reward was a brand new bicycle and helmet donated by the Zephyrhills Elks Lodge #2731. Pictured with their bikes are the two winners of the

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  • Hugh Embry Library Events

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

      All events are free 14215 4th St., Dade City, 33523 Contact: Mary Keesling 352-567-3576 and/or May 6-12, 2015 (Wed. through Tues.) STORYTIME WITH MISS ANGELA Wed. May 6 Toddlers – 11:15 AM – Ages 1-2 with parent/guardian. Stories, songs, and finger plays. Preschoolers -12:00 noon – Ages 3-5 with parent/guardian. Stories, songs, and crafts.   Chess Club @4 Wed. May 6 , 4-7 PM – Main floor

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Dade City Team Wins Karate Tournament

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm

The Dade City contingent won the 36th Annual Spivey Karate Spring Dragon Fire Tournament held at the Ridge Manor Community Center. Dade City team members took 5 of the 6 Grand Champion trophies. These were Yazan Samaaneh (Lil’ Dragons), Sean Flanagan (Karate Kids), Emiliano Campos (8-12 male), Cherish Fields (teen-adult) & Alex Myers (Black Belt). Harley Chaney (Ridge Manor) scored a Grand Champion trophy in the 8-12 female category. Finishing

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  • 10 Yr. Old Makenzie Reed Passes 2 Black Belt Tests

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 8:55 am


    6 years ago, a 4 year old little girl began her martial arts journey in the Spivey Karate Lil’ Dragons class. Today, at 10 years of age, she has achieved 2 Black Belts. Her determination and her “never quit” attitude, backed up by tremendous support from her mother & grandparents, have given her rare achievements that few girls her age can even dream of. While her friends were doing gymnastics,

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  • 9 ways to improve your golf game

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm


    Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses each and every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything in between. • Choose the right clubs. There is more to selecting clubs than pulling any old iron out of your golf bag and whacking away. Wind, hazards and obstructions in landing areas should influence your

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Memorial Day Service

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

Memorial Day Services will be held Monday, May 25th at 10:00am at Oakside Cemetery, 1st Street, Zephyrhills with Guest Speaker State Representative Danny Burgess. The service will be hosted by Zephyrhills Mayor Gene Whitfield and will include Honor Guard Ceremony and the Jr. ROTC Color Guard.  All are welcome to come to honor our veterans.  Additional information, contact Mike Wells, VFW Post #8154, 813.782.7194.

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  • Advice For Soon-To-Be Graduates

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Graduation season, an oft-emotional time of great celebration and reflection, is on the horizon. Though soon-to-be graduates are about to have one set of challenges firmly behind them, other important life decisions and experiences are looming in the not-too-distant future. Although there’s no magic set of rules for post-graduation, the following advice can help recent gradates transition from the classroom to the ceremony and then life after school. • Attend

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  • Chess Club – Schedule – May 2015

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:37 am


    The chess club schedule for May 2015 has been released. Afternoon hours will continue on first and third Wednesday. We meet in the meeting room when available or central reading room. Boards and pieces are provided. Bring your competitive attitude and chess clock if you prefer to use one.   Schedule Wednesday – May 6, 2015 – 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. – afternoon Wednesday – May 13, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00

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Hugh Embry Library Events

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:10 am

  All events are free 14215 4th St., Dade City, 33523 Contact: Mary Keesling 352-567-3576 and/or April 29-May 5, 2015 (Wed. through Tues.) SPECIAL: Students in East Pasco, Grades 6-12 can submit up to 3 works of original art until April 29 Wed. 8 pm at Hugh Embry Library for Teen Art Contest. Prizes: Walmart $50, $35 & $20 gift cards. Name, grade, ph # on back of

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  • Hugh Embry Library Events

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    14215 4th St., Dade City, 33523 Contact: Mary Keesling 352-567-3576 and/or April 22-28, 2015 (Wed. through Tues.) Teen Art & Poetry Contest Poetry deadline  Wed. 4/22 at 8 PM at the library. Art deadline Wed. 4/29 at 8 PM at the library. ALL PRIZES AWARDED Thu. April 30 at 3 PM at Hugh Embry Library For complete rules call Mary Keesling 352-567-3576 Sponsored by FRIENDS OF HUGH EMBRY

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  • Florida Old Time Music Championship On April 10 & 11

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Join us at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village for our annual Florida Old Time Music Championship. Back at the Pioneer Florida Museum for the fourth year, we hope to have a bigger crowd than ever. Banjos, mandolins, fiddles and dulcimers are going to be just some of the instruments used during the weekend. Each year the Championship honors an old time musician by having them as special guests. This

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