Region offers plenty of ‘Independence’ celebrations

Residents within The Laker/Lutz News coverage area will have plenty of options for celebrating the nation’s independence this year. Some festivities are being held before the Fourth of July, some are scheduled on the holiday itself, and there are a couple being held at the end of the holiday weekend. Whether you enjoy watching a parade, like to run, enjoy listening to live music or get a … [Read more...]

Florida Aquarium showcases wildlife in a fun way

The diverse beauty of sea life can be marveled up-close when visiting The Florida Aquarium. Since its opening in 1995, the Downtown Tampa attraction has given tourists a glimpse into the aquatic world, while offering them a chance to learn and have fun at the same time. The venue attracts 800,000 visitors annually. “The aquarium is set up to take you on a water journey,” explained … [Read more...]

Rays 2020 pitches a new ballpark for Ybor

Though recent on-field performances may suggest otherwise, the Tampa Bay Rays’ long-term future in the region should generate excitement to the community and fans alike. At least that was the pitch from Jason Woody to a room filled with business leaders and elected officials at the North Tampa Bay Chamber’s breakfast meeting earlier this month, at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus in … [Read more...]

See the Bolts for free at Fan Fest Sept. 20

Fan are always excited when a professional sports team gears up for another season. There's excitement, optimism, and a desire to be part of the action. Fans can't wait for the games to start. I'm not talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this time. Don't get me wrong. This is definitely a football town, and fans have been waiting months to see the Bucs back in action. But their season started … [Read more...]

Treat mom, save money this weekend

Mother's Day is an opportunity to spend quality time with your mom, grandmother, spouse or anyone who best fits that "mother" role. It's a day to do something special. But it's not a time to be irresponsible with your finances. Sure, you could spend a bunch of money on expensive flowers and take her to a fancy lunch. But what message would you be sending? That you're not watching your money? … [Read more...]