Train Like a Pro at the Wily Mo Baseball Academy

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News If you have ever picked up a bat and glove and dreamed of being a professional baseball player, you’ll want to know about Wily Mo Baseball Academy in Wesley Chapel. Former Major League Baseball player, Wily Mo Pena, founded the Academy for children and young adultswho want to train like the pros, and raise their game to the next level. “I … [Read more...]

Zain Nensey Returns Home To Open Accounting Firm

Zain Nensey recently returned to his hometown of Zephyrhills to open a new accounting firm at 5633 Sixth Street, called Nensey & Associates, C A 2011 graduate of University of South Florida, Nensey worked for Jackson Hewitt as a tax analyst in Sarasota before opening his business. While his position there was challenging, Nensey missed his family and hometown. “I decided the time was … [Read more...]

Health Care Safety Net for All

By William Jack Special to The Laker/Lutz News If you have a chronic condition like diabetes or hypertension and do not have health insurance, there are few affordable treatment options available. And without medical care, your medical condition will likely get worse. This all-too-common scenerio is why Premier Community Health Care has established 10 convenient locations in Pasco and … [Read more...]

Optimum Plumbing’s Personal Approach to Plumbing

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News When people think of an American success story, they may very well be thinking of Vladimir Breton and Optimum Plumbing. After earning a civil engineering degree in his native Dominican Republic, Breton immigrated to the United States and took a job as a plumber’s assistant in New York.  He did not speak English, but he had a plan  — to one … [Read more...]

Dementia Care Only at Memory Lane Cottage

In the three years since Memory Lane Cottage opened in New Tampa, it has helped many individuals and families cope with the challenges that come with dementia-related diseases. “Coming to terms with a family member’s dementia or Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis isn’t easy, and choosing a compassionate environment for your loved one’s long-term care can be equally daunting,” said Robert Matrazzo, … [Read more...]

Sewing Center Spreads the Joy of Stitching

The sewing scene is alive and thriving at the Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel, a community of like-minded enthusiasts dedicated to spreading the joy of sewing to anyone willing to learn. Adriana Stenger is the enthusiastic owner and was an employee before recently taking over the business. “We have been in Wesley Chapel for just over a year, and it’s been a great location for us, said … [Read more...]

Bay Breeze Car Wash and Lube — Fast, Convenient and Affordable

No time or desire to wash your car yourself in the summer heat and humidity?  Then delegate the task to a professional! Bay Breeze knows that your time is valuable and that washing your vehicle or servicing your vehicles maintenance needs shouldn't take all day With eight Bay Breeze Car Wash & Lube locations throughout Tampa Bay, there’s no reason to have a dirty vehicle, especially now … [Read more...]

A Smoothie Just For You

Have you had your smoothie today? No matter the time of day, a smoothie can be an energy drink, dessert, snack or even a nutritious meal. “Smoothies are a universal food.  We can make it fruity, make it healthy, and even make it a little naughty and extra sweet,” said Murtaza Choilawala, a local Planet Smoothie owner. “No matter your mood, a smoothie can satisfy all your food desires and … [Read more...]

Always Tired? Sleep Problems? Call Evolution. Functional Medicine Solutions That Last A Lifetime

Have you been to more than one doctor looking for a diagnosis on why you always feel tired, have difficulty sleeping and/or have trouble remembering things? And, have these doctors prescribed various treatments and an array of medications, yet after following their recommendations, you still do not feel well? If this sounds like you, it’s time to call Evolution and see Erin Bolton, a … [Read more...]

Insurance Agent – Still Serving and Protecting the Public

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News When the World Trade Center collapsed during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Steven Papola was close enough to see it fall, as he was on his way to begin the recovery effort at ground zero. That was the day he gave up a successful insurance business in Blue Point, New York, to resume full-time work as an officer for the New York Police … [Read more...]