Egg hunts and services planned to celebrate Easter

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Easter season, you’ll find plenty of options across the region. There are fun events, such as Easter crafts and egg hunts, solemn Good Friday events and Easter service celebrations. Here are few highlights from around the area covered by The Laker/Lutz News. They are presented here, in chronological order. The Pioneer Florida Museum & … [Read more...]

Carolyn Forche shares her poetry at Saint Leo 

Poet and human rights advocate Carolyn Forche learned a lot about life and language from her paternal grandmother, Anna, an immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia. Her grandmother spoke five languages, said Forche, but her English was inventive. She described a colander as “macaroni stop water go head.” Forche paid attention. “I thought, ‘Oh, you can play with language, make things up.’ … [Read more...]

Saint Leo abbot discusses the art of spirituality

For thousands of years before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, books were printed and illustrated by hand — a painstaking process often completed within the confines of monastery walls. The St. John’s Bible, a modern version of that ancient practice commissioned by St. John’s Abbey and University, depicts the first handwritten illuminated Bible of a monumental size … [Read more...]

Innovation yields national award for Saint Leo University

Two librarians at the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University have received national recognition for an innovative program they created. Jackie Bryan and Elana Karshmer recently returned from the American Library Association’s national conference in Las Vegas where they received the inaugural award for innovation in instructional programming. The award stems from a … [Read more...]