Community mourns couple’s passing

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club was already grieving the death of its former president, Edwina Kraemer, when the club received word that Edwina’s husband, David, had died a day later. Those who knew Edwina describe her as capable, dynamic, organized and giving. They said she was a woman who held leadership roles in the woman’s club, was passionate about raising money for Canine … [Read more...]

Giving thanks, for life’s big and little blessings

Whether it’s for the expected arrival of a first grandchild, the ability to be a stay-at-home mom, landing a new job, or savoring the sheer blessing of being alive to celebrate the holiday — people across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area have many reasons to celebrate this Thanksgiving. Those of us working at the newspaper, join them, in celebrating the holiday of gratitude and express our … [Read more...]

KarenSue Molis makes fundraising an art form in Guv’na race

KarenSue Molis didn't come up with the idea of running for Lutz Guv'na on her own. The seed was planted by someone who knew a little something about the ceremonial title and the fundraising race that goes with it. She was recruited by a previous Guv'na. "Karen is enthusiastic, she is creative, and she appeals to just about everybody," said Edwina Kraemer, who was Guv'na in 2006. "You … [Read more...]

Jo Van Bebber’s nurturing ways left an imprint on Lutz

When people talk about Alice Joan “Jo” Van Bebber, they’re quick to mention her nurturing ways, her zest for life, her culinary skills, and the fact that she was the first person to win the honorary title of Lutz Guv’na. Van Bebber, who was laid to rest on March 8, spent decades of her life serving her community. She was a vital member of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, serving … [Read more...]