06/28/2019 – Pet adoption fees waived

Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O' Lakes, will waive adoption fees on June 28 and June 29 only. The promotion excludes pets under the age of 4 months. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and heartworm tested (dogs). A county license is required at the time of adoption. … [Read more...]

Luc is the sweetest snuggler

Kelsey Parker, of Wesley Chapel, has been in love with her boy, Luc, from the moment he was born on Sept. 2, 2017. Luc is a Pembroke-cardigan corgie and loves attention. … [Read more...]

A thing of beauty

Valerie Sercu, of Wesley Chapel, found, rescued and celebrated the beauty of this juvenile mud snake found in her pool. When captured, a mud snake does not bite, but may press its pointed tail tip harmlessly into its captor. … [Read more...]

Health News 06/26/2019

Wrapping children in comfort As an official Project Linus blanket-making site, 45 volunteers from AdventHealth Tampa hand-made 110 blankets to share with pediatric patients at the hospital. AdventHealth employees and members of the community, dubbed ‘blanketeers,’ stepped up to help provide comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Two of the volunteers were a mother and father … [Read more...]

COPD seminar

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will offer a seminar on COPD on July 9 at noon, in the fourth-floor classroom. Dr. Martin Britos-Bray and Dr. Monica Bueso, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, will discuss the importance of knowing what the disease is, and the signs and symptoms to watch for. A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by calling (813) 929-5432, or online at … [Read more...]

Gulfside Hospice benefit

The second annual Charity Casino Night, “A Roaring Good Time,” to benefit Gulfside Hospice will take place July 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive in Port Richey, off U.S. 19. The event, for ages 21 and older, will include gaming tables, hors d’oeuvres, prize drawings and a silent auction.  Advance tickets are $40 on sale at CharityCasinoNight.org. The … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 06/26/2019

Pace Center’s first Hernando graduates Three students have become the first high school graduates at the Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County, since its inception in January 2018. Hannah Kennedy, Brianna Roden and Kayleigh Barton graduated from the center that was founded to serve struggling middle and high school girls who wanted to make positive changes in their lives. As a … [Read more...]

07/03/2019 – Summer reading

Members of the Zephyrhills Fire Department will present a reading program July 3 at 10:30 a.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade (and caregivers), at the Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St. For information, call (813) 780-0064. … [Read more...]

07/03/2019 – Music program

The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host “Music with Mar” story time on July 3 at 10:30 a.m., for ages birth to 5. Music with Mar is a company that offers brain-based music and workshops to children, families, teachers and groups. For information, call (813) 788-6375. … [Read more...]

07/03/2019 – Clown show

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host the Bucky and Gigi Show, “To Boldly Go Where No Clown Has Gone Before,” on July 3 at 10:15 a.m., and again at 2 p.m., for kindergarten through third grade. For information, call (813) 929-1214. … [Read more...]