Brown-Waite opposes economic stimulus bill
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, said she opposed the $825 billion stimulus before Congress but would not be present for Wednesday's vote because of a family emergency.
In a statement issued by her office, she disparaged the bill with partisan rhetoric, calling the legislation a "pork-ridden bailout that produces few jobs" and compared it to a "deal with the devil."
Aligning with her party, she said the best way to stimulate the economy was personal and corporate tax cuts.
Mountain Man event a period rendezvous
The 14th annual Fort Dade Mountain Man Rendezvous will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., in Dade City.
The cost is $2 per person or $5 per car and free for children 12 and younger.
The Rendezvous is a fun, educational and entertaining family event, featuring a live re-enactment of the fur trading era before the 1840s.
There will be live encampments, traders selling both authentic and replicated wares, live demonstrations in the art of bowmaking, clothes-dyeing, open fire cooking, knife and tomahawk throwing and more. There will be food available.
All the re-enactors will be dressed in time period appropriate clothing and will share their knowledge of the fur trading era.
Tent camping is available at $5 per night. Limited sites with electric and water are $15 per night, and units must be self-contained.
The event is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club and the Pasco County Parks & Recreation Department.