Savor a slice of ‘Old Florida’ beauty

Residents who live on the eastern side of Pasco County don’t have to travel far to get an idea of what “Old Florida” was like. They can find evidence of that loveliness all around the locale’s corners and bends. Perhaps that’s why those with deep ties to this part of the county fight so fiercely to protect their piece of paradise, and why the area attracts newcomers who want to put their … [Read more...]

Creating an outdoor place to pray the rosary

When Gabe Vega was a little boy, he was not the slightest bit interested in joining the Cub Scouts. However, once he did it didn’t take long to overcome that initial resistance. And now, the 16-year-old can’t wait to earn the rank of Eagle Scout — the highest honor a member of the Boy Scouts of America can achieve. The completion of an Eagle project is one of the requirements … [Read more...]

In Print: Journey’s hospital journey, along with Easter plans across the area

There's nothing faux pas about Journey's faux paw. The 5-year-old Golden Retriever was born without a left paw and uses a prosthetic to get around — especially to visit patients at St. Joseph's Hospital-North in Lutz. "Everybody enjoys a visit from a therapy dog," Ron Graff told reporter Michael Murillo. "I get comments from patients all the time that many of them are missing the pets … [Read more...]