‘Welcome to Lutz’ sign goes missing

Jay Muffly, who serves on the Lutz Civic Association, is trying to unravel a mystery, and he’s hoping someone from the public can help. He’s trying to figure out what happened to the “Welcome to Lutz” sign that, until recently, greeted motorists as they entered the community near County Line Road. “My daughter says she thinks it was there, Saturday (on April 22). She thinks. She’s not … [Read more...]

Pass the Sash: Perkins named Lutz Guv’na

The doctor is in. Cindy Perkins, a chiropractor who lives and works in Lutz, won the annual Lutz Guv’na race, a campaign for the ceremonial title where all the money raised goes to local organizations. Perkins claimed the Guv’na sash by raising the most money during her campaign. “I was very excited, and I still am. I was very shocked, actually,” said Perkins, owner of Back in Health … [Read more...]

Cindy Perkins ‘elected’ Lutz Guv’na for 2014

In the end, Cindy Perkins proved she could win an office — for a price. The Lutz chiropractor topped four other candidates in charity fundraising efforts over the Fourth of July weekend, to succeed Suzin Carr as the new Lutz Guv'na. Perkins, who originally hails from a small town in Minnesota, told the Lutz News last month she enjoys the small-town feel that Lutz provides. The … [Read more...]

‘Papa’ Jay Muffly is retired, but still eyes Guv’na title

When the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club wanted “Papa” Jay Muffly to run for Lutz Guv’na this year, he said yes. But in reality, they didn’t give him much of a choice. “They’ve been trying to get me to run for Guv’na for what, 10 years?” Muffly said. “They called and said, ‘Well, the club already voted on it.’” Muffly, 72, was clearly the one the group wanted to sponsor, and they … [Read more...]

Guv’na hopefuls kick off campaigns at annual ‘debate’

The candidates to become the next Lutz Guv’na are all a bunch of sellouts. At the annual Guv’na debate May 10 at the Old Lutz School, the five hopefuls for the ceremonial title were doing whatever they could to raise cash: Selling cookies, brownies and even specialty popcorn. They had raffles and drawings. They even announced yard sales and other fundraisers scheduled for the next couple … [Read more...]