Pasco district cancels end-of-course exams

Superintendent Kurt Browning has cancelled the Pasco County Schools' requirement for end-of-course exams, including second-grade and fifth-grade art, music and physical education exams. While removing that requirement, the superintendent said each teacher must administer a standards-based assessment in each class in all levels. To give teachers more flexibility, they are allowed to choose a … [Read more...]

Operation Green Light is success in Pasco

Lots of people took advantage of the chance to save money when paying for traffic tickets during a one-day special offered by the Office of the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller. Under a program called Operation Green Light, people who had overdue Pasco County traffic tickets, as well as court costs and fines could pay those costs in full, restore their driving privileges and receive a 25 … [Read more...]

Dog adoption fees waived through April 25

Pasco County Animal Services is offering free dog adoptions through April 25. Additionally, the shelter is gearing up to do some heavy duty spring cleaning, so it will be temporarily relocating the animals from Building C. Since all of the cats and dogs must be moved from the building, the shelter is seeking temporary homes for the cats and dogs, according to a Pasco County news … [Read more...]

Operation Green Light reduces costs

People with unpaid traffic tickets in Pasco County may want to take advantage of Operation Green Light on April 18. The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is allowing individuals to pay unpaid traffic tickets and court fines and fees in full without charging the normal 25 percent collection surcharge. The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office will be open for customers to … [Read more...]

Help clean up Pasco County

Pasco County is encouraging residents to help remove trash and debris as  part of the Great American Cleanup on April 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county joins the national cleanup effort every year. On the local level, the effort is spearheaded by Keep Pasco Beautiful, a local affiliate of the national, nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful. Pasco County has been participating in … [Read more...]

Nominees sought for Industry of the Year honors

Nominations are being sought for the Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year awards. The awards will be presented at the council's 29th annual Appreciation Banquet in September. The competition evaluates top Pasco County companies for their technology, innovation, job creation, growth and capital investment and involvement in community activities. Nominees for the award … [Read more...]

If you like politics, you may enjoy this speaker

Walter E. Andrusyszyn, of the University of South Florida, is slated to speak about current political scene, both nationally and internationally on the evening of March 23 in Land O’ Lakes. Andrusyszyn has worked inside the White House with all of administrations from President Ronald Reagan to President Barack Obama. He served as the Director for Northern and Eastern European Affairs in the … [Read more...]

Telephone town hall on transportation

Go Hillsborough, a public engagement initiative on transportation, will hold a telephone town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 19, according to a Hillsborough County news release. This telephone town hall meeting is among the workshops being held  to give Hillsborough County residents an opportunity to voice their opinions on how the county's transportation systems can be … [Read more...]

Looking for a bargain? Check the Lutz flea market

If you're in the market for some used furniture, linens, lamps, china, pots and pans and other home goods, the annual Woman's Club Flea Market at the Old Lutz School may be a good place to shop. The GFWC Lutz-Land O' Lakes Woman's Club puts on the sale every year to benefit a number of local charities. It is the club's second-biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, shoppers can check out … [Read more...]

Construction begins on hockey arena in Wesley Chapel

A 150,000-square-foot sports facility now under construction in Wesley Chapel is expected to become a major tourism draw. Roughly 100 people attended the Feb. 24 groundbreaking ceremonies to celebrate the project. The facility is expected to be popular with youth hockey leagues and to attract international hockey tournaments. It’s a dream come true for Canadian-born Gordie Zimmerman, … [Read more...]