Reliable Options for Breast Care Patients At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News In 2019, an estimated 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancerwill be diagnosed in women living in the U.S. To reduce this sobering statistic, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is using innovative diagnosis and advanced treatment options with state-of-the-art technology. All patients at the hospital receive noninvasive, 3D mammography … [Read more...]

Beth Hibben Always Answers Her Phone

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News A full-time realtor for 15 years, including the past five years with Charles Rutenberg Realty, Beth Hibben understands the importance of communication. When someone calls, she picks up the phone seven days a week, and never sends her buyers and sellers to an impersonal, automated message. “When people call me, I answer the phone, … [Read more...]

Optimum RV Specializes in Like-New Vehicles

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News With several large RV dealerships in the area, Optimum RV in Zephyrhills has found its niche specializing in used recreational vehicles. “We sell late-model, quality used products that are close to like-new condition, but priced dramatically less than what a new RV would cost,” said Zachary Crandell, general manager.  “All the big stores on … [Read more...]

30 Years Of Personalized Care At X-Tra Discount Drugs

Owning a pharmacy has been a very personal and rewarding career for Evelyn Johnson of X-Tra Discount Drugs — one of the oldest independent pharmacies in Zephyrhills currently celebrating its 30thyear. “We truly care about our customers, and are proud to have been providing friendly, professional services for so many years,” said Johnson, who is a pharmacist and owner of X-Tra Discount … [Read more...]

McDannold Law Specializes In Estate Planning?

The stately grandfather clock in the lobby at McDannold Law belonged to Andrew McDannold’s beloved grandparents, who died without leaving the clock to any particular beneficiary, making it difficult for family to decide who would inherit the timepiece McDannold keeps the clock in his law office because it symbolizes the reasons that motivated him to practice elder law — his love for his … [Read more...]

Grand Reopening of Tampa Bay Golf Course

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club unveils a completely updated golf course with a ribbon-cutting event on Aug.19, hosted by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Reopening Celebration is from noon to 2 p.m., at the clubhouse inside this master-planned community off State Road 52 and I-75, in San Antonio. Raffles and … [Read more...]

Local Ownership Keeps Customers Coming Back

Special to The Laker/Lutz News It’s the local ownership and management of Hudson Square Coastal Furniture that keeps customers coming back, again and again. “Our sales are up every year with very little advertising, because our customers are so pleased with the quality of our furniture and the service we provide. They come back on a regular basis to see what’s new, and tell their friends … [Read more...]

Fresh Italian Food To Go

Special to The Laker/Lutz News By William Jacko Shortly after Charles and Nancy Frankulin began dating in 2003, they started working at Bosco’s Italian To Go! in Wesley Chapel. They never imagined that one day they would marry and buy the business. “We started dating in 2003 when we were seniors in high school, and have been together ever since,” Charles said. “I started at Bosco’s as a … [Read more...]

Start Your Day With A Fresh Breakfast At Keke’s

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News Breakfast can be the most important meal of the day, so why not start it with something tasty and healthy at Keke’s Breakfast Café, in the Willow Bend Towne Center in Lutz.  Owners Stephen Poletta and Scott Crawford pride themselves on the freshness of Keke’s food. “We cut our potatoes, hand-crack our eggs, and never use liquid egg mix,” … [Read more...]

Italian Food Inspired by Love

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News Long before Andrea Mannino founded Amici Pizza, it was the prospect of love, not business, that inspired him to leave his hometown of Carini, Italy, for America. His son, Vincent, smiles as he tells the story of the family restaurant his parents founded 18 years ago in Wesley Chapel. “My parents are from the same town in Sicily,” relays … [Read more...]