48 Beautiful Acre Lots at Lake Hanna Preserve

Lutz is one of the most desirable communities in Hillsborough County, with its beautiful pastoral lands, many spring-fed lakes, outstanding schools and close proximity to downtown Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Wesley Chapel’s shopping and dining destinations. It is also one of the most protected, low-growth areas of Tampa Bay, limiting lot sizes to a minimum of 1 acre to retain … [Read more...]

Learning Gate dishes up a garden party

Learning Gate Community School threw a garden party and invited its friends. More than 80 parents, local garden club members and community leaders shared a luncheon feast in a glade beneath the branches of an ancient oak tree. A short stroll away, fifth-graders guided lunch guests on a tour of the school's working garden. Kindergarteners through fifth-graders also entertained at the … [Read more...]

Carrying a torch for peace

‘Peace Such a wonderful thing It makes you think of a bell’s ring’ The message of peace in Jonathan Fields’ poem hung in the air. It was written on paper, dangling on a string — reminiscent of  a knitted square in a quilt of poetry made by students at Learning Gate Community School. About 600 students at the Lutz-based charter school shared artwork, poetry and songs of peace … [Read more...]

Preparations underway for EcoFest 2016

An effort that began seven years ago on the Hanna Road campus of Learning Gate Community School, in Lutz, has morphed into an event expected to draw thousands to Tampa’s Lowry Park on April 23 in a festival that pays homage to protecting Mother Earth. EcoFest is an annual event aimed at raising awareness about the principles of sustainability — ecology, equity and economy. Learning Gate … [Read more...]

Local groups benefit from Guv’na cash grab

The candidates running for Lutz Guv'na spent months with their hands out. The person who raised the most money was declared the winner of the ceremonial title, so they were all focused on filling their coffers throughout their campaigns. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Jennifer Rankin was declared the winner and earned the Lutz Guv'na sash. But, the real winners were announced Oct. 1 at … [Read more...]