pedestrian killed in night crash Thursday
A pedestrian died Thursday night in a crash in Pasco County. Dwayne Lavon Dixon, 49, was struck shortly after 9 p.m. at U.S. 41 and Carson Drive by a Buick Enclave driven by Magie M. Castellanos, 35, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Castellanos told troopers she didn't see Dixon, and it wasn't clear what he was doing before the crash. Officials pronounced Dixon dead at the crash scene. Castellanos and passenger Briana Castellanos, 15, were not injured. No charges have been filed.
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Cat rescue group needs sale goods
The Little Cats' Rescue is collecting donations for its next yard sale, slated for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at Southern Storage, 7139 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity. Household items, books, knick-knacks, gardening tools and other donations are being accepted. The event also will feature food, kettle corn, face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny. To help, contact RaeAnna Saks at (727) 359-9629 or e-mail LittleCatsRescue@aol.com.
'Moonlight and Ivory' concert set
The 13th annual "Moonlight and Ivory" concert sponsored by the Heritage Arts Center Association will be Feb. 6 at the historic Dade City Woman's Club. The matinee will begin at 2 p.m. with refreshments during intermission and the art show following. Doors for the evening performance will open at 7 p.m. for the art show with the musical concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Talented local musicians will perform in a variety of styles – jazz, classical, bluegrass, sacred and Broadway. Tickets may be purchased at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce or from any Heritage Arts Board Member. The cost is $25 for the evening show and $15 for the matinee. Contact Jean Johnson at (352) 567-3460 for tickets or information.
Church facilities dedication Sunday
House of Faith will celebrate the dedication of its new facilities at two services on Sunday at the church, 15227 U.S. 19, in the Oakhurst Plaza. The services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Features special guests, music and a performance by a mime. Food to follow. For information, call (727) 868-5534.
Alzheimer's group needs show help
The Alzheimer's Family Organization is seeking people interested in being part of a committee to plan the organization's charity luncheon fashion show. The show will be held this spring in New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 848-8888.