Gateway Honda has new name, new ownership
One of Pasco County's oldest auto dealerships, Gateway Honda, has changed hands. An Indiana group with a Florida corporation called NPR HON has taken the helm at Gateway Honda, which is now going by the name Honda of Port Richey. Gateway had been in Tom Wood's family for nearly 30 years. The Woods forged new territory when they opened the dealership in Port Richey, becoming the northernmost new auto dealership in the Tampa Bay area at the time. The dealership moved to its present-day digs, at the southeast corner of U.S. 19 and Ridge Road, in late 2005. Wood could not be reached for comment.
Bring pet to Yappy Hour fundraiser
Yappy Hour, a pet-friendly fundraiser to benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice and Friends of Animal Services, is slated for 4 to 7 p.m. May 17 at Tijuana Flats at State Road 54 and Duck Slough Boulevard. There will be a variety of food and drink specials, including $1 drafts all night long, as well as doggie bags and water bowls for the pets. Dogs must be on leashes, and owners pay $10 per pet. Please RSVP by May 14; call Jennifer Kirkland at (727) 845-5707.
Garden tractor pull at Pioneer museum
The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village will have its popular monthly garden tractor pull on Saturday. New competitors are encouraged to join the fun and challenge the veteran riders. Admission for the Garden Tractor Pull includes admission to Florida Pioneer Museum's historic collection of buildings and artifacts. If you're new to the sport or considering participating, you will find plenty of friendly competitors and spectators with tips and advice on how best to modify your garden tractor in time for the next event. The Pioneer Florida Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children ages 6 to 18. Children under 5 are free. The museum is one mile north of downtown Dade City, off U.S. 301. For information call (352) 567-0262 or visit www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org.
Calling all East Pasco Democrats
The May meeting of the East Pasco Democratic Club will be at 7 p.m. May 18 at the Village Inn at U.S. 301 and State Road 54. For information call Diane Parker at (813) 781-6753 or (813) 312-9093.
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