An energetic performance enchants young minds

The Hillsborough County Public Library and the Creative Arts Theatre Company presented a live action performance of ‘Wake Up, Brother Bear’ on April 11 at the Keystone Recreation Center, 17928 Gunn Highway in Odessa. The interactive play featured the adventures of Brother Bear and Sister Bear told through stories, songs and dance. Children in attendance were given a prop bag filled with items that … [Read more...]

Shopping, tradition and Brunswick stew

There was essentially something for everyone at the 39th annual Juried Arts & Crafts Holiday Show, presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Thousands flocked to Keystone Prep High School, at 18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa, to check out offerings from about 350 vendors, to enjoy a bite to eat and to socialize. Some were there to confer with Santa, … [Read more...]

Lutz Arts & Crafts Show features hundreds of vendors

If you’re looking for some unique and interesting holiday gifts, you’ll have plenty of choices at the 39th annual Juried Arts & Crafts Holiday Show presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club on the weekend of Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The event will be at Keystone Prep High School, 18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa. The show, which raises money for scholarships and other community causes, … [Read more...]

Fourth Custom Home Underway At Exclusive Carencia in Odessa

One of Tampa Bay’s most exclusive private communities, Carencia by Bayfair Homes in Odessa, has begun construction of its fourth million-dollar-plus home. “The momentum is building at Carencia,” said Ryan Dougherty, Bayfair’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Our newest home to start construction on is located on Lake Pretty, and has over 5,000 square feet of living area, with splendid … [Read more...]

Five Models at Starkey Ranch Receive Top Parade of Homes Awards

Starkey Ranch, a 2,400-acre master-planned community in Odessa, received more recognition at the 2018 Parade of Homes in March than any other community in Tampa Bay. Five model homes at Starkey Ranch took either a grand or silver award for their floor plans, interior design and outdoor areas, winning in categories with homes priced from $350,000 to $1.2 million. “We are very proud of the … [Read more...]

Bayfair Homes Introduces Exclusive Custom Homes in Carencia

The most personal expression of one’s success is the home you build for yourself and your family. And, when it’s time to move up to the home of your dreams, Carencia is a community you will want to visit and consider living in. Located in Odessa between Lake Pretty and Lake Politz, Carencia is a 58-acre gated enclave of 18 homes being developed by Bayfair Homes, one of Tampa Bay’s most highly … [Read more...]

Keystone Park slated for upgrades

Major upgrades are on tap for the Keystone Park & Recreation Center in Odessa. A renovated community center, expanded playground, resurfaced tennis courts and the creation of a walking trail with exercise stations are some of the higher priorities for a $2.5 million improvement project. Additional parking, along with drainage and lighting improvements, are also expected from the … [Read more...]

It’s that time again for the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show

Christmas at the Old Lutz School is coming up, too Preparations are underway for the 38th annual Lutz Arts & Crafts Show, which is being held for the second year on the campus of Keystone Prep High School, 18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa. “We’re going to have over 300 vendors. And, there’s a larger expanded food court,” said Faith Sincich, co-chair of the event. She marvels at the … [Read more...]

Roads, beautification among legislative priorities

Funds for the Interstate 75/Overpass Road project and the Land O’ Lakes Boulevard Beautification Plan are among priority requests for the 2018 legislative session. Pasco County commissioners agreed to a wish list for the upcoming session at their Aug. 29 meeting in Dade City. The $15 million sought for I-75 and a new interchange at Overpass Road made it into the state’s 2017 budget. But, … [Read more...]

Pasco County’s development ready to take off

Dreams and visions for the redevelopment of Pasco County began more than two decades ago. Today, homes, shops, hotels, offices and medical campuses are coming out of the ground and redrawing the county’s future. On March 1, developers of four of Pasco’s master-planned communities updated more than 100 people who came to the annual Meet the Developers breakfast. The Pasco Economic Development … [Read more...]