10/02/2019 – Dedication ceremony

East & Central Pasco Habitat for Humanity will host a double dedication ceremony on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m., at 14751 and 14803 Blanton St., in Dade City. The public is invited to celebrate the hard work of the volunteers and partners in this life-changing event for the Brown family and the Free family. There will be a tour of the competed homes. … [Read more...]

Ty is very loving

Ty is a 1-year-old rescue cat that absolutely loves to lay in sinks. Madison Lash, of Wesley Chapel, has been a cat mom to Ty since he was 5 weeks old, and she has loved every second of it. Ty is the most loving cat and always cuddles with Madison when she gets home, from anywhere. His favorite thing to do is catch lizards outside and bring them in. Ty is all around the best pet anyone could have. … [Read more...]

An owl with many voices

Nicole Hoffman was lucky enough to snap a photo of a barred owl in Seven Oaks, in Wesley Chapel. These owls lack ear tufts, and have a long, barred tail. Mainly nocturnal, its daytime roost is always well-hidden in deep woods. The barred owl also is known as the ‘hoot owl.’ It uses 10 different calls, each for a specific purpose. These calls include wails, whines, squeals, and even an eerie … [Read more...]

Curious gator

Joe Macey caught this gator looking squarely at him from Reflections Lake in Villa Rosa, Lutz. … [Read more...]

Health News 09/18/2019

Agency’s work on fall prevention garners honor The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas (AAAPP) has been honored with the 2019 Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), for its Better Living for Seniors Pinellas Falls Prevention Coalition. The Better Living program works to engage local aging business partners and drives community-wide work to reduce … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 09/18/2019

Local graduate serves at Weather Command Airman apprentice Destiny Gonzalez, a 2011 Wiregrass Ranch High School graduate, serves with the Navy’s Weather Command Headquarters at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis advises Navy leaders about the impact of ocean and atmospheric conditions on future operations. As an aerographer’s … [Read more...]

09/28/2019 – Concerts for a Cause

Newland’s community of Bexley, 16950 Vibrant Way in Land O’ Lakes, will host live concerts to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay. The first show is set for Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will feature N Fusion (a mix of pop, rock, Latin and funk). Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations. For information, visit BexleyFl.com/concert. … [Read more...]

Spooky train & trail

The Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills, again will present the 2019 Spooky Train and Haunted Trail every Friday and Saturday night in October (plus Oct. 27), starting Sept. 27. Daylight train rides run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the little pumpkins or sensitive people. The scary train and the haunted trail will be open from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. The spooky train and the haunted … [Read more...]

09/27/2019 – Dance social

Liberty Adult Day Training Center, 2600 Cypress Ridge Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, will host a Karaoke & Dance Social on Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There also will be party break areas with seating away from the music. For information, call (813) 421-4433, or visit LibertyADT.com/rsvp. … [Read more...]

09/25/2019 – Shana Banana

The Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, will host Shana Banana’s “Go Bananas Against Bullying” Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m., for prekindergarten through second grade. The show includes original music, movement and puppets. Admission is $7 for members, $8 for general admission, $28 for a family four-pack, and free for ages 4 and younger. For information and tickets, email … [Read more...]