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Meyers and her mother, Gina, are members of a family with a long dancing tradition, going back to Gina’s great-grandmother.

Feet flying a long way

TRINITY — Emma Meyers was only 3 when she first took the stage as a tap dancer. Now, the Trinity resident will be the only dancer from Florida representing the United States in a competition widely considered to be the "Olympics of tap dancing." Emma, 15, will join the U.S. tap dance team as it travels to Riesa, Ge …


  1. Metropolitan Ministries says transitional housing will help with problem of homelessness


    Metropolitan Ministries recently broke ground on transitional housing to aid homeless people in Pasco County.

  2. Once at vanguard in aging, Florida now leader in racial diversity


    A New York economic consultant speaking last month to business leaders in Tampa tried to make a joke about all the "PMS" in the room — a poke at the dominance of "pale, male and stale" aging white guys in the audience. The humor fell flat but also rang true.

  3. Hot dog eating contest puts joy of victory, agony of defeat on display (w/ video)

    Human Interest


    By the barest of margins — a quarter of a hot dog, bun included — Nathan "Nasty Nate" Biller won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifying event Sunday night at the Florida Strawberry Festival.

    Nathan Biller, center, finishes a hot dog during the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifying event at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Sunday. Biller ate 23 and was the male winner, narrowly beating Crazy Legs Conti, right.
  4. District wrestling: Jesuit repeats as champ


    TAMPA — Saturday's Class 2A, District 8 championship for Jesuit marked the fourth in a row for the program.

  5. District wrestling: Pasco wins third straight title


    BROOKSVILLE — Pasco wrestlers held up three fingers following Saturday's Class A, District 6 tournament, signifying the Pirates three-peat of district titles.

  6. Mother of cold case victim had prayed that attacker was dead

    Human Interest

    Dorothy Murray Fagan long believed the unidentified man who brutally raped and nearly bludgeoned her teenage daughter to death in Pasco County 23 years ago was dead.

    Jeffrey Norman Crum, 53, is charged with sexual battery and attempted murder.
  7. Pasco Business Digest for Feb. 27


    Networking and mixers

    • Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Tony Nalli at (727) 858-7907.