Collecting litter to help keep Pasco clean

About 340 volunteers fanned out across Land O’ Lakes to pick up litter and trash along the area’s roads, public lands and waterways. They were among the thousands who took part in Pasco County, as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 21. Volunteers in Dade City, Lacoochee, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson and Holiday also joined in the efforts that were … [Read more...]

Duke Energy is planning a project in Lutz-Land O’ Lakes

Duke Energy plans to install a new substation and transmission lines to meet the electrical demands of the growing population and businesses in Lutz and Land O’ Lakes. The energy company had a public open house at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lutz to share its plans. Those attending could drop by multiple booths, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to learn the particular’s about the project’s … [Read more...]

He offers humor, nostalgia and old-fashioned value

If you’ve ever driven through the parking lot near the McDonald’s at U.S. 41 and State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, you’ve probably seen a sign leading to Fred Wilsky’s shop. “Sharpening Service” the sign proclaims, pointing east onto Carson Drive. If you head east on Carson Drive, you’ll see a series of signs — each getting you closer to the shop where Wilsky has been plying his trade for … [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...]

Tampa homebuilder plans luxury homes on Lake Padgett

It’s a grassy tract with trees now, but luxury homes are slated for construction on more than 9 acres on Carson Drive, east of U.S. 41 in Land O’ Lakes. Tampa homebuilder Timothy Mobley of Mobley Homes wants to build the Manors on Lake Padgett, a gated enclave of eight homes on waterfront lots. The project is in early stages, with plans to file for approvals with Pasco County, likely by … [Read more...]

No tricks, but plenty of free community treats for Halloween

Many families will go door-to-door in local neighborhoods searching for candy this Halloween. But if you’d rather do something different — or don’t want to limit the fun to Oct. 31 — there are several public events to enjoy. Several activities — most of them free — occur the weekend before Halloween, while others are scheduled for the week of the holiday, and the rest on Oct. 31. For … [Read more...]