Motorists soon to have smoother ride on Willow Bend Parkway

Willow Bend Parkway in Lutz is set to undergo repaving starting the week of Sept. 9. Pasco County chose the modification as its program maintenance project, which will stretch from the road’s intersections with U.S. 41, also known as Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, to Collier Parkway. Willow Bend Parkway’s eastbound and westbound lanes will be milled and resurfaced. The road also will be … [Read more...]

Improvements expected at U.S. 41-Sunset Lane intersection

Traffic heading west on Sunset Lane in Lutz often stacks up, as motorists who want to turn left onto U.S. 41 wait for their chance to do so. Sometimes they’ll be stuck there for several light cycles, and the traffic behind them backs up on Sunset Lane. Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Transportation have come up with some proposed improvements, and the county held an … [Read more...]

Boy Scouts build a new pathway at Lutz Nature Park

It was the break of dawn, and while many were spending their Saturday sleeping in — members from Boy Scout Troop 12 were hard at work at Lutz Nature Park. Equipped with rakes and shovels, the youths were building a new sidewalk, under the direction of Luke Romesburg, a 15-year-old leading the effort in his pursuit for the rank of Eagle Scout. The Lutz Nature Park recently had constructed … [Read more...]

Lutz teen selected as Shriners ambassador

Zoe Spanos doesn’t let her physical challenges define her, but manages to thrive instead. The 15-year-old Lutz teenager, who has cerebral palsy, lives life like many teens. The rising Steinbrenner High School sophomore is a straight A student and a dedicated member of JROTC and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She’s also a fitness buff — into cross training, weightlifting and … [Read more...]

The Edison Suncoast is going up in Pasco

TPA Group, of Atlanta, has announced the details for The Edison Suncoast, a project under construction in the Northpointe Village development, off State Road 54, in Lutz. The development consists of two three-story office buildings totaling 155,000 square feet. Completion of the first 77,500-square-foot building is expected in the first quarter of 2020, and the schedule for the second … [Read more...]

Lutz shows off its Fourth of July spirit

It may be three-quarters of a century old, but the Lutz Fourth of July Parade showed no signs of slowing down last week. Scores of people came out to this community, north of Tampa, to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Runners endured the morning’s humidity, as they completed the 5K and 1-mile races while being cheered by onlookers. By 8 a.m., pop music blared from the speakers as … [Read more...]

Lutz school hosts nationally recognized STEM camp

Lutz Preparatory School recently was the site for Camp Invention, a nationally recognized summer STEM camp, open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp is a program of the Nation Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Campers learn about the importance of intellectual property. They also explore and design, and take part in … [Read more...]

Music group aims to bolster local artists

Nomi Webb, of Lutz, is calling out to local Christian music artists interested in showcasing their work through her organization. Her faith-based group, Tumbleweed Music Ministry, will present a platform for artists trying to break into the music industry. They’ll be producing their own records to be uploaded to the group’s website. “I’m really about bridging the gap and bringing people … [Read more...]

Lutz students strive to protect wildlife

Diminishing waste in local oceans is an important mission for third-grader Lilly Kate Paban. In fact, she has been motivated to start an afterschool program at her Learning Gate Community School, in Lutz, to both educate fellow students and to get them to go outdoors to take action. She was first inspired when her then-science teacher, Christopher Bell, explained to the class the plight … [Read more...]

Opponents cite access concerns in Wesley Chapel rezoning

Questions are being raised about the safety of entering Wesley Chapel Boulevard from Hay Road, in a rezoning case seeking to allow 35 single-family attached townhomes on Hay Road. The applicant, Lawrence P. Martinez, represented by Attorney Barbara Wilhite, is seeking to change the zoning on about 6 acres from agricultural use to medium density, multiple family. The Pasco County Planning … [Read more...]