‘Stocking Stuffers’ spread holiday cheer

They don’t look like elves, but a quartet of International Baccalaureate students from Land O’ Lakes High School has set off on a mission to make the holidays merrier for preschoolers in foster care. The IB students — Deah Bhojani, Geanna Alamares, Ariana Rao and Angelina Rodriguez — dreamed up the idea for an operation they’ve dubbed “Stocking Stuffers.” It’s a simple concept, but the … [Read more...]

Avalon Park West signs first commercial tenant

Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel announced its first commercial tenant for the master-planned community’s “town center.” Power Martial Arts signed a five-year lease for about 2,500 square feet of retail space in Downtown Avalon Park West, according to a news release from Avalon Park Group. A groundbreaking is expected in 2018, with a grand opening in 2019. Power Martial Arts currently … [Read more...]

Wells makes history with win, Moore ready for next stage

The Pasco County Commission has had its share of lopsided victories in the last 30 or so years. But there’s never been one like the District 4 race last week between current commissioner Henry Wilson Jr., and Mike Wells Jr. More than 36 percentage points separated Wells from Wilson, the largest margin of victory since 2010 when Commissioner Pat Mulieri defeated independent candidate Clay … [Read more...]

Community service morphs into government service for Robertson

Bob Robertson is a man who has an uncanny ability to pop up almost everywhere. Community meetings, charity events, volunteer drives — if it’s something that can help others, Robertson is there. That’s part of what called him to run for the Pasco County Commission — a chance to make a difference. And that, for him, starts with getting people excited about their local government once … [Read more...]