Lakeview at Citrus Park Has Park-Like Setting and Superb Location

Next to the Veterans and just minutes to Carrollwood Mattamy Homes is launching its second townhome community in north Tampa —Lakeview at Citrus Park. The community is opening soon at an idyllic location overlooking Gant Lake at the end of Tom Fuller Road, located just south of Ehrlich Road and east of the Veterans Expressway. VIP-only presales are taking place this weekend, Aug. 24 to Aug. … [Read more...]

Last Chance To Buy At Lakeshore Preserve

If you’re looking for a beautiful, maintenance-free townhome in Lutz close to the Veterans Expressway, you need to move fast. In less than a year, the Mattamy Homes community of Lakeshore Preserve has sold 75 percent of its townhomes in the 102-home community, located on Van Dyke Road and Lakeshore Road, just west of Dale Mabry Highway. “We’re down to our last 25 homes, and expect all to … [Read more...]

Digital billboard lights up Land O’ Lakes

The digital age of outdoor advertising is coming to central Pasco. Motorists may be familiar with a two-sided “Tri-Vision” billboard on U.S. 41, north of State Road 54. The Champion Outdoor billboard flips through a trio of advertisements on each side, as slats rotate and marketing messages change. But, the area’s first digital billboard is being installed on the west side of the apex where … [Read more...]

Birchwood Preserve in Lutz Opens Phase II

It has only been a year since Pulte Homes opened Birchwood Preserve in Lutz, and there has been so much demand that the community’s second phase is opening ahead of schedule this summer. “Since we opened our sales center last May, we’ve sold close to 80 homes out of 120 available in our first phase,” said Vince Kuntz, Pulte’s sales consultant in the community. “The demand has been so good, that … [Read more...]

New emergency room services available for local residents

Two new emergency rooms have opened in Pasco County, giving local residents more convenient choices in times of need. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel opened the doors to its new free-standing Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER in Land O’ Lakes, located offsite from the hospital, on State Road 54, just east of the Suncoast Parkway. The hospital expanded its health services in order to serve … [Read more...]

The Lutz Depot, by design

Those wishing to escape the oppressive heat during the Fourth of July festivities in Lutz may have decided to check out a train show inside the Lutz Branch Library. If I they did, they could have seen an exhibit presented by the Suncoast American Flyer Enthusiasts. And, perhaps they would have had a chance to chat with Eugene Vrooman, one of the club’s members. If they did, Vrooman … [Read more...]

Lake Park closed until further notice

Lake Park, a popular park in Lutz, has been closed until further notice because of a sinkhole. At this time, the sinkhole is 6 feet across and approximately 90 feet deep, according to Michelle Van Dyke, a spokeswoman for Hillsborough County. The county has closed the park, at 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, in an abundance of caution to protect public safety, Van Dyke said. The county … [Read more...]

Hanukkah combines history and Jewish holiday spirit

Most people don't know a lot about Hanukkah. They know it's a Jewish holiday. They know that there are candles, and that it goes on for several days. They know it involves presents and usually occurs around Christmas. But, it’s a lot more than that, said Mitchell Weiss, executive director for Congregation Kol Ami. "It's a story of miracle. It's a story of survival," he said. It's a story … [Read more...]

Jewish community reflects, atones on Yom Kippur

Congregation Mekor Shalom, 14005A N. Dale Mabry Highway, has grown to more than 100 households since it was founded a little more than two years ago. Members come from Lutz, from Land O' Lakes, from Wesley Chapel, from Zephyrhills, and many other parts of Tampa Bay. And most of those households, if not all, will be stopping in on Wednesday, during the one time on the calendar where everyone … [Read more...]

Fourth of July sparkles with patriotism

Patriotism was on full display at the Independence Day festivities in Lutz. Whether they were part of the parade, or on the sidelines watching, people came wearing red, white and blue — and were ready to celebrate. The nation’s colors showed up everywhere. They were on flags, in hair ribbons, on cowboy boots and emblazoned on the front of semi-trucks. The parade, a community … [Read more...]