Hillsborough holds neighborhoods conference

Registration has begun for Hillsborough County’s 16th annual Neighborhoods Conference. The free event is set for Nov. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., in Sabal Park. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Neighborhoods.” Neighborhood and community leaders are invited to come to the conference to build on their leadership skills, hear … [Read more...]

Raising money to preserve the Old Lutz School

On the surface, it will appear like any typical fall festival. Vendors will line up, selling a wide array of items — and visitors to the Autumn Day at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 in Lutz, will be able to stock up on all sorts of stuff. There will be handmade soaps and scrubs. Salsas, jams and jellies. Wreaths. Terra cotta pots. Toys. Plants. Wooden signs and more. The event will be … [Read more...]

Having fun and helping others, at the same time

Laughter echoes throughout the Lutz Community Center, as women — some donning purple spray paint in their hair — settle in for some friendly games. These women have come to a benefit, organized by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, to support Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc., a domestic and sexual violence center. Sunrise provides free counseling, advocacy, and support services to … [Read more...]

Cruise-in for a trip back in time

Strolling through this Dairy Queen parking lot is like journeying back to a bygone era. Here, you can take a trip down Nostalgia Lane to a time when AM radio ruled the airwaves, and fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror were all the rage. That’s because dozens of cars, most of them American classics, are on display every Thursday evening at the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill … [Read more...]

Under Construction 10/02/19

AutoZone shop Motorists will have another convenient spot to pick up automobile parts and accessories with the soon-to-come AutoZone shop. The 6,815-square-foot facility will be located at 12090 State Road 54 in Odessa. Construction began in September. The store is expected to open in November.             Checkers restaurant A Checkers … [Read more...]

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...]