Lutz shows off its Fourth of July spirit

It may be three-quarters of a century old, but the Lutz Fourth of July Parade showed no signs of slowing down last week. Scores of people came out to this community, north of Tampa, to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Runners endured the morning’s humidity, as they completed the 5K and 1-mile races while being cheered by onlookers. By 8 a.m., pop music blared from the speakers as … [Read more...]

Creating an outdoor place to pray the rosary

When Gabe Vega was a little boy, he was not the slightest bit interested in joining the Cub Scouts. However, once he did it didn’t take long to overcome that initial resistance. And now, the 16-year-old can’t wait to earn the rank of Eagle Scout — the highest honor a member of the Boy Scouts of America can achieve. The completion of an Eagle project is one of the requirements … [Read more...]

Troop 12 needs growing room

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 12 is known in Lutz for its many good deeds. Every year, troop members are highly visible at the Fourth of July parade in Lutz, an event that draws thousands of spectators. But well before the parade begins, troop members are doing work behind the scenes. They stay overnight on the eve of the parade, near the Lutz Branch Library, so they can keep an eye … [Read more...]