Baldomero Lopez was more than a local hero

When motorists drive past the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home in Land O’ Lakes, chances are they won’t know much about the history of the man for whom the facility is named. That’s where Bill Dotterer comes in. He’s a volunteer with the Tampa Bay History Center and he shared the story of 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez’s life and his heroic actions during a talk earlier this year at … [Read more...]

Mount Dora: A charming way to spend a day

Arriving in Mount Dora is like walking onto a movie set: sparkling Lake Dora provides the backdrop. Panning out from the lake, front-porched homes, American flags flying, line shady streets, an easy walk from main street shops, parks and even a candy cane-colored lighthouse. In the daytime, visitors - like movie extras - fan out to the lake on scenic boat tours, hikes on lakeside … [Read more...]

Hollywood comes to Land O’ Lakes

Dee Sandillo, owner of Hair Power, brings Hollywood hair styles from the past, present and future to the Land O’ Lakes / Tampa area. Dee and her stylists are able to create any look from classic to modern and trendy. Dee is a master stylist with 37 years of experience. Before moving to Florida four years ago, she owned eight salons in Connecticut. She managed a salon in Tampa until she opened … [Read more...]

New Owner of Jan’s Wine & Boos II brings together great wines and neighbors

After 35 years as a general manager of golf courses and country clubs, most recently at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor and the Belleview Biltmore in Belleair, Lutz resident Chuck Eade was looking for a change of pace. When he learned that his favorite wine bar and package store in Lutz was for sale, he jumped at the opportunity to work close to home at something he loved — enjoying good wines … [Read more...]