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...]

Region gears up to celebrate nation’s Independence Day

If you’re looking for some fun and patriotic ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday, you’ll find lots of options nearby. The master-planned community of Connerton is hosting its fifth annual “Nation Celebration” on July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 21100 Fountain Garden Way in Land O’ Lakes. The event will be an old-fashioned neighborhood party, open to the public, featuring a rock wall, … [Read more...]

Arts in Motion’s new musical is ‘Seussical’

When Arts in Motion presents "Seussical" at Pasco Middle School this weekend, the audience will recognize Dr. Seuss' famous characters and stories that have entertained children for decades. And they'll also experience something that sets the play apart from many musicals: A lot more music. "It is honestly, let's say, 97 percent music," said director Craig Hartfield. "There's very few lines, … [Read more...]

Free animal adoptions in time for Christmas

Ever wanted to find a kitten in a stocking on Christmas morning? You might have that chance, thanks to an upcoming free adoption event through Pasco County Animal Services. Because the animal shelter on Dogpatch Lane is over capacity, and working to find pets loving homes, the county animal shelter is hosting "Home for the Holidays on Dec. 20. Running from noon to 6:30 p.m., the event features … [Read more...]