Zephyrhills voters head to the polls

Voters in Zephyrhills will decide the outcome of two city council seats in an election set for April 10. In District 3, Devin J. Alexander, Cory P. Sommers and Jodi Wilkeson are competing for the seat vacated by Kenneth Compton, who chose not to seek re-election. In District 4, incumbent Charles E. Proctor will face challenger William D. Seville. Voters can pick up carry-out absentee … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes library is open on Mondays again

Pasco County is experiencing rosier days for its 2018 budget, which began Oct. 1. So, the good old days when Pasco County libraries were open on Mondays are on the way back. Two libraries, including the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, had ribbon cuttings on Oct. 16 to celebrate a return to the tradition of Monday library hours. “We’ve been advocating and advocating,” said Elayne Bassinger, … [Read more...]

Two local chambers consider joining forces

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the Trinity-Odessa Chamber of Commerce are considering a merger. An exploratory committee is beginning meetings this week, with an eye toward seeing if combining the two chambers will yield positive results for both chambers and their members, said Elayne Bassinger, president of the Central Pasco Chamber. Bassinger said the Central Pasco Chamber was … [Read more...]

Stage is set for another music fest next year

Doreen Armillei and her husband, Ron, were grabbing a bite to eat as they waited for things to get started at the Land O’ Lakes Spring Music Festival & Expo, presented by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. The Land O’ Lakes couple came out to the concert for a simple reason. “I wanted to see Taylor Hicks,” Doreen said. “I like his personality very much,” Doreen added, noting she … [Read more...]

Festival seeks to become signature event

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is launching a new event aimed at giving people an annual music festival they can enjoy, while area businesses showcase their goods and services. The festival is a new take on the chamber’s annual business expo that has been held for two decades at the Land O’ Lakes Parks and Recreation Complex. The event, slated for March 11 and March 12, will be at the … [Read more...]

No easy fix for local traffic jams

An elevated toll road flying over U.S. 41 could split the community and shut down some longstanding Land O’ Lakes businesses, according to area business owners who spoke at a public hearing about redesigning the intersection at State Road 54 and U.S. 41. They told representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation that a “no build” option is the best choice, at least for now. … [Read more...]

Overpass at State Road 54 and U.S. 41?

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting to gather public comments on a proposed overpass at the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 54. The event, which includes an open house and formal presentation, will be on Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Myrtle Lake Baptist Church, at 2017 Riegler Road in Land O’ Lakes. The presentation will be made at 6:30 p.m. The … [Read more...]

Two cities, town heading to the polls April 8

Mid-term elections are still months away, but cities and towns in Pasco County will have a chance to choose local leaders in municipal elections in Dade City, St. Leo and Zephyrhills. Qualifying ended Feb. 18 for municipal elections, and incumbents in those cities and town will face challengers. Winners will be decided April 8. Residents living in those cities who want to vote must be … [Read more...]