If you enjoy pottery, this tour is for you

People who are drawn to pottery are naturally attracted to the Tampa Tour De Clay, said Kim Wellman, of Wellman & Welsch Pottery in Lutz. This tour offers so much more than the chance to add some unique pottery pieces to your collection, said Wellman, whose studio is one of four stops on the tour. It also offers provides a closer look at what goes into the creation of ceramic … [Read more...]

Steinbrenner student organizes jazz concert

A junior at Steinbrenner High School is organizing a benefit jazz concert to help out a local food pantry. Steinbrenner’s James Wall is hosting the Eagle Scout Jazz Benefit Concert on April 10 at 4 p.m., at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Road in Tampa. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a food donation, which will be given to the Kaye Prox Food Bank in … [Read more...]

Getting up close and personal with potters

If you’re curious about the art of pottery, you can satisfy your desire for knowledge during the 2015 Tampa Bay Tour de Clay. This is the eighth Tour de Clay, which is always held during the second weekend in December. It’s an event that gives visitors a chance to see potters in action at four pottery studios and the opportunity to experience a kiln opening at each. “It creates a … [Read more...]

Expect some lane closures on Veterans, Suncoast

For the first time in weeks, drivers along the Veterans Expressway won't have to worry about lane closures between Linebaugh Avenue and Gunn Highway. But go a little further south, and construction crews will need a little extra space. Waters Avenue, in the area underneath the Veterans overpass there, will be closed completely between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Sept. 14, and running through … [Read more...]

Cash tolls go obsolete on Veterans Thursday

The future is here ... at least when it comes to the Veterans Expressway. One of the primary roads that helps take many Pasco County residents to jobs south will phase out its final cash booths beginning Sept. 5. The conversion process requires construction crews to work overnight as they remove and demolish all cash tollbooths and coin baskets at the Sugarwood mainline toll plaza, as well … [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...]