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...]

Eagle Scout project honors those who served

When Michael Valenti was looking for his Eagle Scout project, he didn’t have to look very far. He belongs to Boy Scout Troop 12, in Lutz, and it meets just a couple of blocks away from the Lutz Memorial Park. The 16-year-old said he had noticed that the Lutz Memorial Park, at 98 First Ave., N.W., needed a bit of sprucing up, and he decided it would be a fitting Eagle Scout … [Read more...]

Local residents attend Donald J. Trump’s inauguration

When kindergarten teacher Kimberly Eberhard began her winter break, she never expected she’d have a front seat to history. But, there she was on Jan. 20, watching the nation’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump, taking the oath of office. “It was silent,” the Wesley Chapel woman said, as everyone watched Trump recite the oath. Then, a rousing round of applause and cheering broke out, … [Read more...]

Spooky Tails: All treats, no tricks for K-9s

Gail Cooper loves dogs. She is quick to share photos of her favorite four-legged members of the family. More than 10 years ago, her doggie love and a photo swap session with a friend produced a spur-of-the-moment idea for a Halloween party for dogs. Cooper quickly gave the party – dubbed Spooky Tails – a community purpose. She made the event a fundraiser for the Pasco County Sheriff’s … [Read more...]

Central Pasco’s Business Expo kicks off Friday

Food, businesses, and did we mention food? The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Community Spotlight Business Expo 2014 kicks off today beginning at 4 p.m., at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex. The annual event helps bring area businesses to the forefront, encouraging residents to "shop local first." Tables and booths will be set up, introducing and re-introducing them to … [Read more...]