‘Traditions’ goes on, despite rain

Traditions on the Green didn’t let the forecast of a rainy day wash out the Dec. 1 event. Instead, it shifted from its planned location at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park to  Sanders Memorial Elementary School, at 5126 School Road in Land O’ Lakes. The Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes, which hosts the free holiday event, made the call to bring the concert indoors — instead of cancelling … [Read more...]

Denham Oaks offers patriotic welcome to veterans

Denham Oaks Elementary School was awash in red, white and blue as children and staff offered a warm welcome to about 75 area veterans at a Nov. 10 celebration. As they arrived, a series of signs posted outside the school honored the men and women who have served in the nation’s military. There were posters and other artworks all over campus carrying the same message of … [Read more...]

New school boundaries approved

Pasco County School Board members adopted boundaries for Elementary School W in Wesley Chapel, despite objections by parents living in Northwood and Arbor Woods. In approving the boundaries, the board members also approved a plan by school district staff to add gifted services to Denham Oaks Elementary School in Lutz. Parents had objected to their children losing gifted services, and the … [Read more...]

Tampa Bay Lightning launches regional partnership

A $6 million initiative to expand the game of hockey regionally in Tampa Bay is beginning to play out in local schools. The Tampa Bay Lightning, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association are collaborating on a five-year program that aims to develop hockey players and provide life skills lessons to area youth. As part of that initiative, schools throughout … [Read more...]

Denham Oaks is celebrating 20 years

The year was 1995. Bill Clinton was in the White House. Forrest Gump won Best Picture. The San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl. And, Denham Oaks Elementary School opened in Lutz. The school, which will celebrate its 20th birthday on Oct. 30, has been the home of thousands of school children over the years — and has had six staff members since the beginning. They stayed because … [Read more...]

Harvester creates opportunities to develop children’s faith

Harvester United Methodist Church in Land O’ Lakes recently had two celebrations to mark the beginning of a new era there. The first was an open house. The second: A consecration service to bless the church’s expanded space. Harvester has come a long way since it began 18 years ago in temporary quarters at Denham Oaks Elementary School. Within six years, the church found a permanent home at … [Read more...]