Leveraging the power to do good

The tables aren’t exactly round. Instead, they’re set up in the shape of a giant square, and those seated around it are taking turns — talking about organizations they represent. They share what they do day-to-day. They announce upcoming events. They identify current needs. Some folks in the room are familiar with others. The rest are total strangers. But all have come to Bridgeway … [Read more...]

Two families celebrate new Habitat homes

It’s not every day that a new homeowner moves into a new Habitat for Humanity home, and it’s even less common for two housewarmings to take place on the same day. But that’s exactly what happened on Oct. 2, as Debra Brown turned the key to walk the hallways of her new home. Charles and Megan Free with their children, who live next door, did the same thing. They were celebrating along … [Read more...]

Industry of the year winners announced

The Laker/Lutz News is among those honored More than 600 people gathered at Wesley Chapel’s Saddlebrook Resort at the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 29th annual Banquet and Industry of the Year Awards. The Sept. 3 event attracted a who’s who in Pasco County, including movers and shakers in government and industry, as well as leaders of community organizations. Awards were presented … [Read more...]

Terri Dusek Central Pasco’s new honorary mayor

The votes are in, and so is the money. Pasco County has a new mayor, and it's Terri Dusek. Dusek, a local real estate agent, ran a campaign of "Paying it Forward Through Music." She was one of several people and businesses honored at the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last week. Dusek also won Ambassador of the Year. The dinner included the installation of the new chamber … [Read more...]