Region gears up to celebrate nation’s Independence Day

If you’re looking for some fun and patriotic ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday, you’ll find lots of options nearby. The master-planned community of Connerton is hosting its fifth annual “Nation Celebration” on July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 21100 Fountain Garden Way in Land O’ Lakes. The event will be an old-fashioned neighborhood party, open to the public, featuring a rock wall, … [Read more...]

Region offers Easter festivities

Easter events are scheduled across the region this week, offering ways for families to have affordable fun, and opportunities for spiritual reflection and celebration. There are also a number of Passover events scheduled, which are included in an accompanying story. Many churches offer Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday services, which is March 29 this year, as well as Good Friday … [Read more...]

See an animated movie for free!

An outside movie event can be a great idea, but it depends on when you do it. If it's too early in the year, you might catch one of our really cold weekends. If it's closer to summer, you risk rain, sweltering heat and more rain. Did I mention the rain? You have to time things just right. Fortunately, this happens to be the right time. The weather is nice, but it's not too humid yet. And … [Read more...]