Mobile food pantry to help feed families

The Circle of Veterans and Families Inc. (COV), in coordination with Paddling for Veterans and in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, will provide a mobile food pantry for veterans, community members and children, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The pantry will be open on Jan. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or until supplies are exhausted, at the Lewis Abraham Boys and Girls Club, 38724 Mudcat … [Read more...]

Scouts’ food campaign aims to impact hunger

Powered by thousands of boys and girls in local Boy Scouts of America groups across West Central Florida, an initiative called Scouting for Food is seeking to collect a record-setting amount of food to fight hunger. Scouts ages 5 to 17 will go door-to-door on Jan. 25 in their neighborhoods to attach door hangers with program information, then return to collect nonperishable food donations … [Read more...]

Landowners who preserve wildlife to be recognized

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Landowner Assistance Program has created a program to recognize landowners who are actively managing and improving their property to benefit wildlife. The Wildlife Habitat Recognition Program was developed to show appreciation for the important contributions to wildlife conservation made by private landowners. Private … [Read more...]

All in the family

Maisy, left, and Miles, brother and sister, were named for the kids in the film ‘Uncle Buck.’ When they were together, they were the friendliest, most lovable pair you could meet. Maisy loves to lick anything and everything — hands, chairs, sofa, doors, legs! Both of them wanted to be lap dogs and tried to do so often. Unfortunately, Miles passed away a few months ago at the age of 12 ½, under the … [Read more...]

On the hunt

George W. Cpaz spends an hour or two every morning on the Seven Oaks nature trail in his community, in Wesley Chapel, taking photos of wildlife. He snapped this stunning portrait of a red-shouldered hawk keeping watch. Cpaz loves to venture out into other local parks, too. Local Wildlife note: In reference to the request for the identification of last week’s mysterious yellow moth, we received … [Read more...]

01/22/2020 – Pet vaccine clinic

Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes, will offer its low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Upcoming dates are Jan. 15, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. No appointments are needed, and the services are available for both cats and dogs. For a clinic price list, visit … [Read more...]

02/09/2020 – Pet photo fundraiser

EvoLove Event Center, 4575 Pet Lane in Lutz, will host a fundraiser, “Market & Minis with the Fur Babies on the Lawn,” on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In collaboration with Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) and Furry Ventures Pet Care, Landrum Photography will take photos for all pets. The cost is $5 per pet, and each person will receive three images. All proceeds will go to PCAS. Stop by … [Read more...]

Clinical study

ForCare Clinical Research (FCR) is looking for people with hidradenitis suppurativa for a clinical study meant to improve the lives of those with the painful condition. Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as HS, is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps under the skin. The HS lesions typically occur in areas of the body where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits and … [Read more...]

Silver Sneakers classes

Silver Sneakers strength and balance classes take place every Wednesday at 9 a.m., and every Friday at 10:30 a.m., at The Groves Golf and Country Club Civic Center, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O’ Lakes. These are low-impact classes for men and women, and are designed to improve flexibility and balance, which can help prevent falls, broken hips and more. The classes are free for Silver Sneakers … [Read more...]

Health care help

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host Premier Community Health Care for a free seminar on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Guests can get help with Medicaid, food stamps, Florida KidCare, and the Affordable Care Act. For information, call (813) 780-0064. … [Read more...]