Efforts continue in quest to help Hurricane Michael victims

The death toll continues to climb, as rescuers search for the missing in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. The monstrous storm slammed into Florida’s Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane, before making its way across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, according to CNN reports. As residents try to regroup in communities ravaged by winds clocked at up to 155 mph, storm surge and … [Read more...]

Woman’s club offers giant flea market

Donations are still rolling in for one of the Tampa Bay area’s most popular flea markets. The annual GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club flea market is scheduled for March 3 and March 4 at the Historic Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 in Lutz. Events hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on both days. Club members have been gathering and sorting thousands of donated goods since Feb. … [Read more...]

Illegal dumping at bins targeted

Donation bins that collect used items – mostly clothing – can sometimes become magnets for illegal dumping. Pasco County commissioners want to break that pattern with an ordinance establishing a registry and regulations on the location and oversight of the bins. The county’s development review committee reviewed the draft ordinance on Sept. 28. Public hearings on the ordinance are … [Read more...]

Flea Market has ‘banner year’

A new event layout, plus substantial community support, helped turn the annual GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club’s annual flea market into a hit. “We had a banner year,” said Pat Serio, co-chairwoman of the flea market. “It did not break a record, but it was a very good year for us, and we wanted to thank the community for really stepping up to our requests for donations, and they certainly … [Read more...]