Efforts continue in quest to help Hurricane Michael victims

The death toll continues to climb, as rescuers search for the missing in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. The monstrous storm slammed into Florida’s Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane, before making its way across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, according to CNN reports. As residents try to regroup in communities ravaged by winds clocked at up to 155 mph, storm surge and … [Read more...]

Medical Center of Trinity seeks new ways to improve care

Anyone who has driven along the State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor during the past few years can easily see that the landscape is rapidly changing in Pasco County. Subdivisions and businesses are popping up everywhere, and the need for medical services continues to grow. Responding to that explosive growth and to evolving patient needs is only part of the equation, though. Keeping up with … [Read more...]

Business Digest 10/24/2018

Economic development talk The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s Oct. 25 economic briefing will feature Bill Cronin, president/CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hunter’s Green Golf & Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive in New Tampa. The cost is $15. Call (813) 994-8534 for more information. Premier HealthCare hiring event Premier … [Read more...]

Pasco commissioners seek way to stop panhandlers

They already have an ordinance on the books that addresses panhandlers, and another one that addresses trespassing. But, the Pasco County Commission still hasn’t found an effective way to put a stop to panhandling. “We have a panhandling ordinance in place. We write a lot of tickets to all of the people that are doing the panhandling. One gentleman has 240 tickets,” Commissioner Jack Mariano … [Read more...]

110-foot observation tower in Dade City gains approval

The Pasco County Commission has cleared the way for a 110-foot observation tower to be erected on a property off St. Joe Road in Dade City. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a conditional use request, submitted by Terry D. and Mary McKnight. The application received a recommendation for approval by the Pasco County Commission, on a 3-2 vote, and a recommendation for denial by the county … [Read more...]

Emerging commercial markets in Pasco County

It doesn’t take a master’s degree in economics to see that Pasco County’s commercial real estate market is going strong. Take a drive down the State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor, and you’ll see new developments popping up, and for sale property signs planted everywhere. As spaces along that corridor become too expensive or less available, more activity is expected along U.S. 41 and Wesley … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 10/17/2018

Trinity Democrats The Trinity Democratic Club’s Oct. 24 meeting will feature Jeremy Ring, the Democratic candidate running for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., at Fox Hollow Golf Club, at 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity.  Doors open at 5 p.m., for dinner and happy hour (self-pay) with food and beverages available for purchase throughout the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 10/17/2018

MOD Pizza opens BBX Capital, the exclusive MOD Pizza franchisee in Florida, opened on Oct. 9 at 2277 Sun Vista Drive, in the Cypress Creek Town Center. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant is in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, in Lutz. The restaurant defines itself as “a leader in the fast, casual pizza category,” according to a news release. Customers create their own pizzas and salads, using a … [Read more...]

Efforts underway to help Hurricane Michael victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, some local efforts are underway to help the storm’s victims. Hurricane Michael was monstrous, clocking winds at 155 mph and becoming the first Category 4 storm to slam into Florida’s Panhandle. Its fierce winds and storm surge have reduced coastal communities to rubble, and after wreaking its havoc on the Panhandle, the destructive storm made its way … [Read more...]

Pasco Schools plan to beef up security

Pasco County Schools is seeking state approval of a plan that calls for adding security cameras in schools and changing locks on doors at schools throughout the district. The district wants the state to approve the plan, so it can use about $2 million in state money to pay for the security improvements. The security upgrade aims to comply with a mandate that school districts across the state … [Read more...]