Explore the ways of The West

The West isn’t nearly as far away as you think. Spend a few hours in St. Petersburg, at The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and you’ll feel like you’ve landed in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and other western lands. You’ll see paintings, life-size sculptures, sketches, jewelry, photographs and etchings depicting Native Americans, cowboys - and cowgirls. You’ll see vast, … [Read more...]

Dipping into serenity, beauty and fun

Science tells us if you want to live a longer, healthier life, get out into nature. Take a walk, watch birds fly, reduce your stress by kayaking in tranquil waters - and leave your phone at home. Kayaking, even more so than walking, helps you escape, takes you into watery worlds - worlds far away from highways, noise and worries. Take a kayak trip around here and you’ll likely see … [Read more...]

Dade City announces road closures for stormwater project

The City of Dade City has announced updated road closures that will take effect after the Kumquat Festival, for when construction resumes on the city’s downtown stormwater capital improvement project. Following the Jan. 25 festival, Seventh Street will be closed between Church Avenue and Pasco Avenue, for approximately one month to complete construction of the stormwater improvements, and … [Read more...]

Pasco announces bus Route 41 service changes

Pasco County Public Transportation has changed services on Route 41 in Land O’ Lakes. The changes, which took effect on Jan. 6, are based on ridership, according to a news release. Here are the changes, in a nutshell: An hourly service is being added to the Central Boulevard/Pasco Utilities complex. Service is ending along Collier Parkway and along the State Road 54 corridor to … [Read more...]

Two Hillsborough women to be honored

A Valentine’s Day ceremony and luncheon is being organized by the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County to celebrate two women of distinction. The 15th annual Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon will honor Liana Fernandez Fox, Ph.D., and the late Dena Gross Leavengood, according to a posting on the Hillsborough County website. The event will take place on the day that coincides with … [Read more...]

Christmas tree recycling in Pasco

Pasco County is encouraging residents to recycle their live Christmas trees. The trees can be chipped into mulch, chopped into firewood or relocated as wildlife habitats, according to a county news release. Be sure to remove all decorations, tinsel and metal hooks before recycling the trees, the release advises. Trees can be dropped off daily, until Jan. 12, during normal business hours … [Read more...]

Get The Smile You Deserve in 2020 from Origami Orthodontics

It’s a new year, and the perfect time to set goals that you have wanted to achieve for years! Health goals are always a priority, including orthodontic care, which can straighten your teeth, correct problems with your bite and give you the smile you’ve always wished for. “For many people, the only thing stopping them from scheduling an appointment with an orthodontist is concern about the … [Read more...]

Artists of All Kinds Live In Avalon Park Wesley Chapel

Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is a community of over 1,500 residents that has attracted people from around the world, many with unique artistic gifts who enjoy sharing their talents with their neighbors. Richard Terrill is such a resident. He is an accomplished contemporary painter, whose work was exhibited and sold in the museum shop at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, … [Read more...]

Professional Tile Cleaning Removes 96.5% of Allergens

Stanley Steemer is best known for cleaning carpets, but a growing segment of its business is cleaning tile and grout. “Many new homes have tile everywhere except the bedrooms, and tile is a popular upgrade for families remodeling their homes,” said CJ White, co-owner of the Stanley Steemer Carpet franchise on State Road 54 in Lutz. “People love the easy care and beauty of tile, but they forget … [Read more...]

Plaza Mexico Opens New Restaurant In Zephyrhills

To see Hector Alvarez working at Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill is not unusual. Alvarez is one of the owners at Plaza Mexico, the kind of family owned restaurant where the owners lead from the front and work alongside their employees, to ensure professionalism and quality control “Not only do the employees work here, but the owners also work here,” Alvarez said. “At most places, the … [Read more...]