Controlling noxious weeds in your yard

Central Florida is home to some of the most diverse plant life in the state. Cool, dry winters and hot, wet summers create a transitional zone where a variety of plants thrive, or can at least get by with a little help from their owners. With the good news, comes the bad news — there are dozens of weeds that cause grief for property owners and managers. Noxious weeds, which can … [Read more...]

New hours coming for utilities service centers

Pasco County Utilities is changing its Customer Service Center hours beginning Jan. 1. The new hours for walk-in and drive-through services will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning in the New Year, according to a county news release. By reducing the service center hours by a half-hour, the utilities department will be able to offer round-the-clock automated support. “A focused team effort … [Read more...]

ICI Homes’ Most Popular Floor Plan Ready Now In Bexley

One of the most beautiful and functional move-in ready homes in Bexley, Land O’ Lakes’ top-selling community, is now available from ICI Homes. The four-bedroom, three-bath Costa Mesa is on a 70-foot corner homesite in Bexley’s most prestigious neighborhood, located close to the clubhouse and pools. The semi-custom home includes luxury finishes, an expansive lanai, mud room with built-in bench … [Read more...]

Watercolorist Rita Wilson Opens Show At Avalon Park West

Rita Wilson never imagined she would be a watercolor artist. A self-described workaholic, who worked as a project manager for AT&T until she retired six years ago, the Land O’ Lakes resident found that retirement gave her too much time on her hands. “My daughter, Kimber,  told me I needed a hobby – something to stimulate my mind, and a few weeks later I received in the mail a package from … [Read more...]

New Model Homes Open For Tour At Asturia

Unique Floor Plans Offered By Four Premier Builders The holiday season is a wonderful time to dream about your next home, and Asturia invites you to visit its model homes by some of America’s top builders, in Odessa. The community’s beautifully furnished model homes are open for tour daily at this master-planned community, located off of State Road 54, just west of the Suncoast … [Read more...]

Be a Santa to a senior

The holiday season is a time of gatherings, giving and good cheer. But, it’s also a time when seniors who live alone can be forgotten. To help prevent that, Home Instead Senior Care serving East Pasco County is once again offering the community a chance to spread joy to local seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior program, according to a news release. The program invites members … [Read more...]

Gulfside Hospice Helps Over 1,000 Pasco Families Every Year

Hospice is the bridge that helps terminally ill patients and their families navigate the health care system in the final stages of life, while also providing emotional and social services support for the entire family. In Pasco County, Gulfside Healthcare Services has been providing hospice services for more than 30 years, and helps over 1,000 families every year care for their loved ones, and … [Read more...]

Crowd is enthusiastic at Alpaca Open House

Brisk weather didn’t deter a large crowd from showing up to Sweet Blossom Alpacas’ fifth annual Alpaca Open House, in Dade City. Visitors could get a close-up look at alpacas and llamas, feed the animals and pose for photographs with the animals near them. The event was held on a 15-acre farm, at 37543 Pappy Road, just minutes off of Interstate 75. Besides checking out the animals, … [Read more...]

How to cater to strict diets at Thanksgiving

As fun as it is to host guests for Thanksgiving, it can be challenging to cater to those with strict diets. Guests who can’t eat something will say: “I’m allergic to eggs/nuts/wheat” or “I’m vegetarian/vegan.” But, these days, there also are plenty of fad diets or food trends that people take on as a lifestyle choice and not necessarily for medical reasons. Regardless of the why … [Read more...]

Hanging out with alpacas

Visitors at Sweet Blossom Alpaca’s fifth annual Alpaca Open House had a chance to get up close and personal with alpacas. According to the venue’s website, alpacas are "somewhat timid, but very curious and intelligent.” The website also notes, “they are more cat-like than dog-like” in their attitude toward humans. The event, at 37543 Pappy Road, in Dade City, drew a big crowd. … [Read more...]