Lightning Realty – Specialized and Personalized

By Tobi Karch Special to The Laker/Lutz News Specialized and personalized are two words that best describe Margaret Hassani and her business, Lightning Realty, a residential real estate business based in Carrollwood. Hassani bravely launched Lightning Realty in 2008, right before the real estate market crashed. She began listing homes for sellers who owed more to their lender than the … [Read more...]

105 years young…

In 1913, Hazel Mae Adams was born in Perry, Ohio, one of seven children. On January 18, she celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by friends and family at Rosecastle of Zephyrhills. After high school, Hazel worked at the Salem China company from age 16 to 21 when she married the love of her life, Albert Bruckner, in 1934. They settled in Salem, Ohio, where their son, Ronald, was born in … [Read more...]

A Place for Community

When asked what she most likes about managing Zephyrhills Under Par golf course, Aya Burkhart said it’s all about community. “We’re here for the community. We really are like a family, and that family includes our golfers and their families,” said Burkhart. “Some people come just to talk, some to eat. And of course, to play golf.” A glance out the clubhouse windows at the lush, rolling green … [Read more...]

A Menu For All People

Special to The Laker/Lutz News Here’s one for you: A family walks into a restaurant. The mom wants an upscale seafood entrée and a glass of wine. The kids are thinking more along the lines of spaghetti, or maybe chicken tenders with a soda or chocolate milk. The dad, he just wants a country-fried steak with mashed potatoes. The solution to this riddle is pretty simple: The family has … [Read more...]

One Yard At A Time

We all dream of what the perfect yard looks like. For one person, that means river rock, and lots of it. For someone else, a beach volleyball court comes to mind. If you’re young (or just young at heart), it might even mean the ultimate playground set up. Whatever the case, Rogers Landscape Supply can make your landscaping dreams a reality. Whether you need several dump truck loads of clean … [Read more...]

Not the Same Old Routine

It’s a story as old as healthcare. You get a nagging injury. Head over to the chiropractor for an adjustment. You feel better, and don’t return. That is, until the pain returns. “Unfortunately, that’s really the wrong approach,” says Dr. Barnabas Bickerton, D.C. of The Joint chiropractic clinic in New Tampa Center. “Chiropractic is really about preventative care and correcting our bad body … [Read more...]

Local Maid Brigade Is Franchise of the Year

Maid Brigade has bestowed one of its highest honors on Carrie and Rick Knight of Wesley Chapel —naming them its 2017 Franchise of the Year for all of North America. The Knights, who have owned its Maid Brigade of Tampa Bay franchise since 2007, were recognized for their commitment to customers, employees and business, which has seen sales double over the past five years. “We are so honored … [Read more...]

Charting a Course for Excellence

Just when you thought you’d seen everything, things begin to change. Menus seem to be printed smaller. Someone has clearly messed with the font size on your smartphone. And, the print on your prescriptions has become a blur. “Unfortunately, the world isn’t changing as much as your eyes probably are,” says Dr. David Scamard, O.D., of Excellence In Eye Care, at Cypress Creek Town Center. “Like … [Read more...]

Alternative Positioning Statement

Special to The Laker / Lutz News Nowadays it seems the word “yoga” almost instantly conjures one of two images. The first is that of someone contorting themselves to resemble a pretzel. The other is the seemingly ubiquitous trend in women’s pants. Sun Yoga Tampa in Lutz understands that yoga really isn’t about the outfits. Neither is it a contest of who can twist themselves into the most … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of ‘Navel’ Academy

Much of what we think of as belly dancing has been shaped by its portrayal in scores of classic movies about the Middle East, like “Sinbad” and “Aladdin,” or perhaps by the opening credits of television’s “I Dream of Jeanie.” Some of those are accurate depictions of the folk dance, but many are just a bunch of tinseltown hokum. At the American BellyDance Studio in Lutz you can learn numerous … [Read more...]