The Rev. Ron Aubin displays a silver ciborium and a gold ciborium. The silver one is used to hold the gluten-free communion hosts, and the gold one holds the traditional hosts.
(B.C. Manion/Staff Photo)

New twist to holy wafer

Our Lady of the Rosary offers low-gluten hosts A pivotal moment during the celebration of the Catholic Mass occurs during communion, when believers come forward to receive the Body of Christ. But some members of Our Lady of the Rosary were choosing to stay in their pews, because they have Celiac disease, which means they […]

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Business Digest 01-28-15

Women-N-Charge to meet A business women’s group called Women-n-Charge will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., on Feb. 6 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in New Tampa. The meeting includes lunch, a feature speaker and time to network. The cost is $15 for members, paid by the Tuesday before the […]

Pasco County Administrator Michele Baker said the county wants to keep an application process open to private parties to submit unsolicited applications for part of the Penny for Pasco proceeds to spur economic development.

Penny for Pasco funds to help spur local economy

The Pasco County Commission soon will be deciding how to allocate funds from Penny for Pasco proceeds to create jobs and spur the county’s economy. Before they can do that, though, they must adopt a resolution that establishes how funds from the Penny for Pasco Jobs and Economic Trust Fund will be allocated. The resolution […]

Stephanie Dahm, a junior at Land O’ Lakes High School, works with Dixie, a 700-pound heifer at the school’s barn. Dahm and Dixie will compete at the Florida State Fair and Pasco County Fair.
(Michael Murillo/Staff Photo)

Big competition: Students prep livestock for fair judging

Land O’ Lakes High School has nice football and baseball fields. But if you go past them, you might see something unusual. Like a barn with livestock, and students training them. “People think we’re crazy,” said sophomore Augusta Browder. “They think we’re just out there rolling around with them (the animals). They don’t think we’re […]

Verna Johnson helps out during a recent Flea Market at the Old Lutz School and does a bit of shopping, too. This year it will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on March 6 and March 7 at 18819 N. U.S. 41 in Lutz.
(Courtesy of GFWC Lutz-Land O' Lakes Woman's Club)

Wanted: Donations for the Woman’s Club annual flea market

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club is putting the word out that it is seeking donations for the annual Woman’s Club Flea Market at the Old Lutz School. The annual sale is a great way for people to clear out closets, attics, garages, patios and sheds — and to help good causes at the […]

With limited room for dancing, Cindy Crismon of Zephyrhills, center, managed to strut her stuff in the crowd while jamming to the music of The Lauren Mitchell Band. This was her first Pigz In Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Fest. She is a winter resident from Lake Orion, Michigan.
(Fred Bellet/Photo)

Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest draws record crowd

About 8,000 people attended the fifth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest, breaking another record for the event founded in 2010 by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Besides attracting thousands to enjoy the barbecue and bands, the event on Jan. 17 at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, also lured 51 teams to compete […]

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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s chief executive Shayne George prepares his 2015 note to be placed in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. (Courtesy of Kurt Connover)

Bayonet Point hospital CEO participates in Rose Bowl tradition

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Stuff your recycling cart for the holidays

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It’s Christmas, and roads will be packed

Records might only date back to 2001, but AAA is projecting the holiday travel volume to be the highest it’s ever tracked, with 98.6 million Americans journeying at least 50 miles away. That’s up 4 percent from the 94.8 million people leaving home last year between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4. A vast majority of […]

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