Charter sports league enjoying growth

The Tampa Charter Athletic League (TCAL) started with just five middle schools when it launched in 2013. In a few short years, the league has ballooned to 22 schools and nearly 5,000 athletes throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Of those schools, seven are in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area: Carrollwood Day School, Imagine School Land O’ Lakes, Learning Gate Community, Lutz … [Read more...]

Second-grader advises Orlando aquarium

When Land O' Lakes resident Maddy Smith was asked to serve on a special panel for Sea Life Orlando, a new aquarium, it gave her an opportunity to share her thoughts on marine education and conservation. The second-grader also is taking part in events leading up to the aquarium’s May 4 opening. She just has to be sure nothing conflicts with her bedtime at 8 p.m. Maddy attends Imagine … [Read more...]