03/21/2019 – Purim Carnival

Hillel Academy, 2020 W. Fletcher Ave., in Tampa, will host a Purim Carnival, for the public, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes games, inflatables, refreshments and lunch. The schedule will be: • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Religious services, Torah reading, Megillah reading, costume parade • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Refreshments for students in class • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: … [Read more...]

Library upgrades online catalog

Hillsborough County library cardholders will now have easier access through mobile devices to the new online catalog, called HCPLC Connect, allowing interaction with other readers, as well. The catalog has undergone a major upgrade to better connect users with books, movies, music, technology and new experiences. The improvements were made in response to feedback from library … [Read more...]

Taz is very friendly

Taz is a 5-year-old mixed breed. He loves to say hi to anyone and everyone. Every time Taz hears the phone ring, he does his happy dance because he’s hoping it means his best friend, Shiloh, is coming to visit. Taz enjoys going outside, chasing lizards, playing hide-and-seek, and chewing on his toys. And ‘chewing,’ means ripping the toys to shreds like it’s his job! Taz lives in Land O’ Lakes with … [Read more...]

A refreshing pit stop

A blue jay stopped by for a drink at the Lutz home of Karen Whitenton. She said it’s by chance to be able to snap a photo of a blue jay because they fly from place to place very quickly and don’t usually ‘hang around.’ … [Read more...]

Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings for Overeaters Anonymous take place at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7333 Dairy Road in Zephyrhills, on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., and on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome. For information, email Dale Lynch at *protected email*. … [Read more...]

Sleep hygiene

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will offer a “Sleep Hygiene” seminar March 19 at noon, in the fourth-floor classroom. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Boucher, family medicine, on the topic of sleep hygiene and getting the proper amount of sleep. A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by calling (813) 929-5432, or online at AHWesleyChapel.org/Events. … [Read more...]

Smoking cessation

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will offer the free seminar, “Tools to Quit,” to help tobacco users, on March 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the hospital’s cafeteria/private dining room, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. Participants can learn how to prepare a plan, deal with cravings, the physical and emotional symptoms and how to cope with them, and four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges, … [Read more...]

Team Member of the Year

The St. Joseph’s Hospital-North Imaging Services team congratulates Gabe Barreto, CT technologist, after he was named the 2018 Team Member of the Year. From left: Kari Jackson, Jackie Noonan, Jessica Reilly, Natasha Beckel, Lorraine Sargent, Gabe Barreto, Chris Blanchard, Maria Reynolds, Dr. Troy Woeste, Jennie Cusmano and Ann Ross-Compton. Barreto was recognized for his professional, … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 03/13/2019

Aiming to protect animal species Pine View Elementary School is the first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Candidate School in the district. A focus of the Primary Years Program (PYP) is to empower and encourage students to take action with their learning. Fourth-graders Ella Allen and Aubrie Badalament did just that. The class was learning how the human experience is … [Read more...]

03/26/2019 – ServSafe manager class

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Service will offer a ServSafe Manager Certification Class and Exam session March 26 at the One Stop Shop, 15029 14th St., in Dade City. Class begins at 8:30 a.m., with a full day of food safety material review. The exam will be at 2:30 p.m., and participants will have two hours to complete the exam. Participants must purchase the required exam and book … [Read more...]