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JIM DAMASKE   |   TimesRacing hermit crabs will be among the featured activities at the second annual SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at SunWest Park in Hudson.

Improvements promised for second SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival

HUDSON — If crabs are your thing, you're in luck this weekend. The SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival kicks off Saturday with two days of live music, carnival rides, craft vendors, seafood and culinary offerings at the spring-fed water park in northwest Pasco County. Add to that the thrill of watching hermit cra …

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  1. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 24

    Events

    Festivals

    Fair time: The Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend at the county fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. Gates will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to midnight Feb. 25 and noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. The fair features a giant midway and an array of food, livestock …

    BRENDAN FITTERER   |   TimesThe Pasco County Fair concludes Feb. 26 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City.
  2. Pasco limits number of medical marijuana dispensers to two

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Two months ago, Pasco commissioners agreed that growers and dispensers of medical marijuana could operate in the county, they just couldn't decide how many should be allowed to do so.

    Pasco County staffers recommended two dispensers based on the number of qualified patients in the county, and commissioners agreed unanimously. The medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web is available for patients with cancer or medical conditions causing chronic seizures or muscle spasms. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
  3. Heart Month reminds us that many problems are preventable

    Columns

    February is American Heart Month, and, as a passionate doctor fighting heart disease and stroke, I wanted to first share some facts about heart disease in America.

    Eldin
  4. Pasco Briefs for Feb. 24

    Briefs

    COUNTYWIDE

    Free Wi-Fi available on county buses

  5. Hometown Pasco for Feb. 24

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean Hamilton …

    Woman’s Club assists community: Over the past couple of months, the Dade City Woman’s Club has supported the Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee. In December, Woman’s Club members donated 101 pairs of shoes to children in the Boys and Girls Club. Then, after receiving a special request from a local family with five children, the women provided shoes for them as well. Most recently, the club held a Build-a-Bear social at the Build-a-Bear Workshop at the Shops at Wiregrass. Members purchased and built 44 bears to donate to Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper to benefit children in the family court system. Children who are adopted out of foster care receive a bear to take to their forever home.
  6. Pasco County real estate transactions for Feb. 24, 2017

    Real Estate

    DADE CITY

    9801 Pine Leaf Ln., to Mary Mashke & Michael M. Mashke by Mary Wyline Mcmillan & Wyline W. Mcmillan, $288,000, 1/20/2017.

  7. Class notes

    K12

    • The Pasco and Hernando County region of Odyssey of the Mind will have its annual regional tournament for middle and high school students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Charles S. Rushe Middle School in Land O'Lakes. The regional tournament for elementary students will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 …