Lutz Independence Day has tradition, flair

The atmosphere was festive as thousands converged on the community of Lutz to celebrate the Fourth of July, on a bright, sunshiny day. The event included a 5-K, a 1-mile fun run, a baking contest, a flag-raising ceremony, a baking contest and, the main attraction — a parade.   This Independence Day marked the nation’s 242 birthday, and was the 74th time that Lutz to … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Fourth of July, but be safe, too

The Fourth of July is known for its picnics, parades, fireworks and fun — but it’s also a time when festivities can be marred by accidents and injuries. To make the most of your Independence Day celebrations, while keeping you and your loved ones safe, keep in mind these safety tips compiled from a variety of news releases and websites. These tips are from the American College of Emergency … [Read more...]

Region gears up to celebrate nation’s Independence Day

If you’re looking for some fun and patriotic ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday, you’ll find lots of options nearby. The master-planned community of Connerton is hosting its fifth annual “Nation Celebration” on July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 21100 Fountain Garden Way in Land O’ Lakes. The event will be an old-fashioned neighborhood party, open to the public, featuring a rock wall, … [Read more...]

It’s Independence Day, please pass the potato salad

Some foods conjure up special memories. And, for me, that’s true about potato salad. During the summer of 1962, when I was 7 ½ years old, my parents took the family tent camping across the United States. I remember how friendly the people were at all the various campsites, and how one neighbor brought over a bowl of potato salad to share with us. Immediately, I proclaimed “this … [Read more...]

Festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s independence

Independence Day — a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America — gives people a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July. There are many events planned across the Tampa Bay region, and here are a few of the choices. Connerton’s annual Nation Celebration, in Land O’ Lakes, will take place July 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a neighborhood … [Read more...]