Project provides inclusion for those with sight impairments

The mission of the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (LVIB) is to educate, empower and employ people who are sight impaired and blind. The organization provides residents of Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties with no-cost vision rehabilitation, and opportunities to maintain and increase independence. Recently, LVIB hosted a groundbreaking for its new Sensory Garden and … [Read more...]

Cuteness overload, times two

Chance and Samantha are 9-month-old reverse brindle boxers, and are brother and sister. Born in Niceville, these pups were relocated to Lutz when they were 10 weeks old. They really wanted to be Pets of the Week because they love Lutz and all that it has to offer. And, both love their daily day care at Pet Paradise in Wesley Chapel. Chance and Samantha live with Jim and Lisa Patterson in Lutz. … [Read more...]

What a catch!

Theresa Sierra, of Land O’ Lakes, caught this osprey still holding the tail of his lunch in his powerful claw. Ospreys search for fish by flying on steady wingbeats and bowed wings, or circling high in the sky over relatively shallow water. They often hover briefly before diving, feet first, to grab a fish. You can often clearly see an osprey's catch in its talons, as the bird carries it back to a … [Read more...]

Health News 03/25/2020

Nurse recognition Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point awarded registered nurse James Riley as the February DAISY award winner. Riley is a nurse on the 2 Central Unit and was recognized by several patients for the care he provided them. The patients praised Riley for making a lasting impact, and for taking time out of his busy day to just sit and listen, and talk to them. The DAISY winner … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 03/25/2020

Woman’s club scholarship The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for separate annual scholarship opportunities, with these requirements: Applicants for the Woman’s Club Scholarship must have a Lutz or Land O’ Lakes address, attend a Lutz or Land O’ Lakes high school, or be a member of GFWC Little Women of Lutz. Erwin Technical College, Pasco-Hernando State … [Read more...]

Screen-free things to do

Create a scavenger/treasure hunt. Make up your own or use ideas listed below: Indoor scavenger hunt. Make a list of what your kids can search for throughout the house, such as: A toy with wheels, a book with the first letter of your name in the title; a pair of matching socks; four things that are green; something very soft; a toy smaller than your hand; something round; a book with numbers in … [Read more...]

Free online activities

ABCya.com: Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games. AYearOfManyFirsts.blogspot.com: Get educational ideas. EntertainKidsOnADime.com: Sign up to read the blog for a list of 100 activities to do at home with kids. FromABCsToACTs.com: Offers links to educational websites for kids, including Make Me Genius, The Magic School Bus, Cool Math, The KIDZ Page, NGAkids Art Zone, BBC … [Read more...]

Callie is a sweetheart

Callie is a calico kitten who loves her family and always likes playing with her toys. She is a sweetheart and loves to play with her two other cat siblings, Dottie and Chester, too. Callie is (mostly) obedient, and even likes wearing colorful dresses. Callie is a rescue from a family who had too many kittens, but has now found her furever home with Joseph Zahrobsky and family, of Land O’ Lakes. … [Read more...]

Out on the town

This Eastern bluebird couple has been visiting the feeders in Kimberly MacMartin’s backyard, in Lutz. Eastern bluebirds mostly eat insects, wild fruit and berries. Occasionally, they have been observed capturing and eating larger prey items, such as shrews, salamanders, snakes, lizards and tree frogs. … [Read more...]

Al-Anon family group

The Serenity Seekers Al-Anon family group meets on Mondays at 2 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Senior Center, 6801 Wisteria Loop. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics. There is no dues for membership. For information, call (813) 929-1200. … [Read more...]