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...]

Honoring Pasco County’s local businesses

The Pasco Economic Development 31st Annual Awards and Trade Show will honor local businesses on Aug. 31 beginning at 5 p.m., at Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, at 5700 Saddlebrook Way in Wesley Chapel. The event will have a new format, with a shortened awards ceremony, a brief report on Pasco County’s economic development progress, and a trade show. Instead of a sit-down dinner, there will … [Read more...]

Festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s independence

Independence Day — a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America — gives people a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July. There are many events planned across the Tampa Bay region, and here are a few of the choices. Connerton’s annual Nation Celebration, in Land O’ Lakes, will take place July 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a neighborhood … [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...]

Three days of fireworks: Local events display patriotic spirit

Local residents wanting to see fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July can enjoy them before, during and after the actual holiday. Multiple venues will host fireworks shows as part of special holiday celebrations July 3-5, along with a number of other activities to help celebrate Independence Day in Wesley Chapel and Land O’ Lakes. Those who want to celebrate early can visit The Shops … [Read more...]

Sleeping Pasco communities reawakened with new homes

Just a few years ago, if you built it, hundreds would come to line up wanting to buy it. It was a housing boom like no other seen before, a bubble that popped so loudly, it almost took the nation’s entire economy with it. One of the states hit worst by the housing crash was Florida, especially Pasco County, which saw unprecedented new home growth right before the market came to a … [Read more...]