Moffitt cancer center coming to Wesley Chapel

Construction on a $44 million outpatient cancer treatment center in Wesley Chapel is nearing completion. The three-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot medical building is expected to open on schedule in late fall. The new center is part of the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel campus, at 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. A medical partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth was … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Opens New Wesley Chapel Models With 2.75% Financing

Sometimes the most difficult of times, such as the challenges presented by COVID-19, also create unexpected opportunities. This is true for buyers of ICI Homes in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. This premium builder has 12 inventory homes available now or in the next few months, including four cottage-style homes in its first Wesley Chapel neighborhood, Persimmon Park. Not only does ICI … [Read more...]

Stepping up to help

Whether it’s sewing protective masks, printing free coloring books, holding prayer services, giving away pizzas or providing pallets of food — people across The Laker/Lutz News are stepping up to help others, in response to the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Linda Mitchell, of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, has organized a group of seamstresses who are using their … [Read more...]

Hospital visitation limited, elective surgeries canceled

Hospitals across the region are limiting visitors and canceling elective surgeries, as they ramp up preparations to treat increasing cases of people infected by coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). As of 11 a.m. on March 23, The Florida Department of Health reported 1,096 confirmed cases of Florida residents and 75 cases of non-Florida residents, for a total of 1,171. Of those, 73 involved … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Opens New Wesley Chapel Model in Persimmon Park

ICI Homes, Florida’s premier family owned builder, has been so pleased with its success in Asturia in Odessa, and Bexley in Land O’ Lakes, that it has expanded its Pasco footprint with a new community in Wesley Chapel called Persimmon Park. Located in the area’s most prestigious neighborhood — the master-planned community of Wiregrass Ranch —  Persimmon Park is Wesley Chapel’s newest new home … [Read more...]

Flu virus spreads in Pasco

Key indicators that track flu activity remain high nationally, and, after falling during the first two weeks of the year, it increased over the last three weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Indicators that track overall severity — including hospitalizations and deaths — are not high at this point in the season, the CDC reports. Statewide, there were 11 … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Has Beautiful Inventory Homes Ready Now In Asturia and Bexley

ICI Homes, one of Florida’s most innovative builders, has beautiful inventory homes available now at Pasco’s most desired planned communities of Asturia and Bexley. In Asturia, this award winning builder has a Costa Mesa quick move-in home — the same floor plan as its newest model home in the community. This spacious, one-story plan backs up to a beautiful conservation view of woodlands and … [Read more...]

Pasco County ‘hottest county around,’ commission chairman says

When Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore moved to the county in 2007, it was a different place. When he arrived, the State Road 54/56 corridor — with it shopping malls, restaurants, car dealerships, hotels, residential subdivisions, medical offices, state college and industrial development — looked nothing like it does today. The Shops at Wiregrass wasn’t even there yet, recalled … [Read more...]

Playground aims to remove barriers for having fun

Olivia Campbell, and her parents, were front and center at the future site of a play space that aims to give all children access to fun. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sept. 20 at Wesley Chapel’s District Park for its new universally inclusive playground – the first in Pasco County. The amenity will be designed to accommodate children who have special needs, such as Olivia, who has … [Read more...]

Pasco EDC announces 2019 award winners

The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., announced the winners of its 2019 awards, at its 33rd annual Awards & Trade Show, on Sept. 5 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. Dr. James P. Gills, received the economic council’s leadership award. Gills is a world-renowned ophthalmologist, a philanthropist, athlete, author and man of faith, according to a news release from the Pasco … [Read more...]