Royal Lanes prepares to turn off the lights for good

It’s a place where leagues have battled for cash prizes and bragging rights, and little kids have had birthday parties. For some, it’s been a gathering spot with friends after work to bowl a few games and enjoy a few pitchers. For others, it was where they hung out when they were kids. Soon, however Royal Lanes bowling center, at 1927 Brinson Road in Lutz, will welcome its final bowlers … [Read more...]

Central Pasco Chamber celebrates four decades of service

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary on June 26 with its awards and installation banquet at The Event Factory, 7565 W. Hillsborough Ave. But it originally got its start as the Land O' Lakes Chamber of Commerce. It was a different name at a different time in the area's growth. "When this chamber first started, (US Highway) 41 was a one-lane roadway … [Read more...]

Heading south? Something you need to know

Construction on the Veterans Expressway has made driving south interesting, to say the least. But this weekend, it might be something worth avoiding altogether. The southbound inside travel lane between Hillsborough Avenue at Exit 4 and Memorial Highway at Exit 3 will be closed beginning Aug. 22, and not reopening until the early hours of Aug. 25. Officials will start closing the road at 7 … [Read more...]

Parts of Veterans to close completely this weekend

One of the main arteries connecting Pasco County with jobs to the south will have extensive closures and possible delays this coming weekend as road crews continue to convert the Veterans Expressway into cash-free tolling. The northbound portion of the Veterans will be closed completely between Waters Avenue and Gunn Highway June 27 and June 28 from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. The southbound portion … [Read more...]