A ‘winter wonderland of trees’

Customers flocked to the Christmas tree stand, on the west side of The Shops at Wiregrass parking lot, off of Bruce B. Downs, in Wesley Chapel, to look for a perfect tree for their home for the holidays. Stand owner/operator James Diebold said the Fraser firs are the most popular. Diebold estimates that he will have had around 500 trees come through his tent this season. His trees come freshly cut … [Read more...]

Finding the perfect Christmas tree

Shoppers at Mike’s Christmas Trees, 2131 Brinson Road in Lutz, could look through a variety of Christmas trees to find the right one for their home. Manager Earl Van Haitsma, who travels from his home in Michigan to manage the stand, estimates that he will have had 1,500 trees come through his tent before the last day of business on Dec. 20. The stand sells trees that have been harvested in … [Read more...]

God’s Will Leads to Episcopal Ministry

Long before the Rev. Adrienne Hymes entered the priesthood, she was following her dream of becoming an actress and stand-up comedian in Los Angeles. But, when she was laid off from her six-figure public relations job, she used that layoff as an opportunity to serve the Lord in a more meaningful way. “I was gifted with the layoff,” Hymes said.  “I was miserable, and felt that God had a more … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House at Dance Gear Etc.

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News Dance Gear Etc., a Lutz boutique store specializing in shoes, attire and accessories for just about every technique of dance, is hosting a Holiday Open House on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10a.m. - 5p.m. Owner Carolyn Jackson invites you to visit her store, located at 1705 Dale Mabry Highway in Paradise Square Plaza, just before … [Read more...]

Giving thanks

On Nov. 22, about 90 people were in the community center celebrating Thanksgiving Day. The center was filled with residents and friends talking among themselves and having a wonderful time. A fruit cup was placed in front of each person attending. Before the meal was served, Dave Heim said grace, while we bowed our heads in silence. He did a fine job. After grace, tables were called to get … [Read more...]

Cardel Homes Introduces The Enclave At Lake Padgett

There are more lakes in Land O’ Lakes than anywhere else in Pasco County. And, of its dozens of lakes, none is more desirable than Lake Padgett, a spring-fed, 200-acre lake that is the largest in central Pasco. Lake Padgett has been home to beautiful waterfront homes for over 50 years, where residents enjoy boating, water skiing and long views of cypress-lined shores, and stunning sunrises and … [Read more...]

ICI Model Home Now For Sale in Asturia

One of Tampa’s most preeminent builders, ICI Homes, is selling its model home in Asturia in central Pasco County. “Our Serena model has top-of-the-line upgrades and is a tremendous value for families looking to move this year,” said Sales Manager Leah Turner. The one-story Serena is built on a beautiful conservation lot and is loaded with elegant upgrades. At 2,217 square feet, it has four … [Read more...]

Active Adults Love Del Webb at Bexley

There’s a lot of excitement about Del Webb at Bexley. The active adult community is still under construction, but it’s already been named one of the top five coming soon communities by the website 55Plus.com. The new, gated 55-plus community in Pasco County is being built on Sunlake Boulevard and Tower Road in Land O’ Lakes within Bexley, a national award-winning master-planned community. Del … [Read more...]

Santa and his Elves Invite You To Asturia

The third annual Holiday Festival is being hosted at Asturia — a master-planned community in Odessa — on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Youngsters will enjoy a candy cane express train, face-painting elf, balloon-artist elf, holiday carnival games, meet-and-greet surprise holiday characters, holiday treats and, of course, sitting on Santa’s lap … [Read more...]

16 Beautiful Ashton Woods Homes Ready For Your Family

Ashton Woods is in its final sales phase at Asturia, with 85 percent of homesites sold since the community opened two years ago. “We’ve had tremendous success in Asturia, selling over 100 single-family homes in this much-desired community,” said Marketing Manager Kristin Wilson. “We have under 30 homes available for sale, and expect all to be completed by the end of the year.” Because most … [Read more...]