Love of community, and chamber, inspires honorary mayor

When Judi Fisher decided to run for the title of honorary mayor of Land O’ Lakes she realized she was making a sizable commitment. That’s because she knew it would require a considerable amount of time and energy to conduct and attend fundraisers to win the title. And, if she won, she knew she would be spending an entire year attending ribbon cuttings, celebrating milestones and showing her … [Read more...]

Hungry Harry’s big heart receives community honor

Instead of going to their bank, law office, hospital or real estate company — or dozens of other businesses — these men and women showed up at Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que on a recent sunny and clear Wednesday morning. They were there to honor Harry Wright and his son-in-law, Chad Hudson, for their restaurant’s longstanding contributions to community life in Land O’ Lakes. Members of … [Read more...]

Wanted: New bikes to spread Christmas cheer

What began as one couple’s attempt to teach their daughter about the struggles that many families are faced with has broadened into an effort to bring new bicycles to children who have little prospect of ever owning a new set of wheels. Todd and Cindy Caroline of Lutz began providing new bicycles to children from less fortunate families about six years ago. They wanted their daughter Zoye, now … [Read more...]