‘Traditions’ goes on, despite rain

Traditions on the Green didn’t let the forecast of a rainy day wash out the Dec. 1 event. Instead, it shifted from its planned location at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park to  Sanders Memorial Elementary School, at 5126 School Road in Land O’ Lakes. The Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes, which hosts the free holiday event, made the call to bring the concert indoors — instead of cancelling … [Read more...]

Cardel Homes Introduces The Enclave At Lake Padgett

There are more lakes in Land O’ Lakes than anywhere else in Pasco County. And, of its dozens of lakes, none is more desirable than Lake Padgett, a spring-fed, 200-acre lake that is the largest in central Pasco. Lake Padgett has been home to beautiful waterfront homes for over 50 years, where residents enjoy boating, water skiing and long views of cypress-lined shores, and stunning sunrises and … [Read more...]

Pinewood Derby offers Cub Scouts fast fun

Cars zoomed down a 34-foot-long track at Lake Myrtle Elementary School on Feb. 24, during Cub Scout Pack 323’s Pinewood Derby Cup Series. Sixty-five Cub Scouts, from the Land O’ Lakes pack, tested their racing skills as they pitted cars they had designed against each other. Contestants had to create their models from pinewood, add wheels and weights, and give them a paint job, too. Then, … [Read more...]

Denham Oaks offers patriotic welcome to veterans

Denham Oaks Elementary School was awash in red, white and blue as children and staff offered a warm welcome to about 75 area veterans at a Nov. 10 celebration. As they arrived, a series of signs posted outside the school honored the men and women who have served in the nation’s military. There were posters and other artworks all over campus carrying the same message of … [Read more...]

Local volunteer wins national award

When Courtney Urban began volunteering at the Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe, at 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Lutz, it was just a way to spend some extra time with her grandmother. “The big thing in the beginning was just going with her,” said Urban, who began her volunteer work in 2013. “But then it became my own thing. I loved going there. When I got to be the cashier, it was fun to … [Read more...]

Boundaries approved for new schools

The Pasco County School Board has approved boundaries for the new Cypress Creek Middle/High School, despite considerable controversy. The board also adopted boundaries for Bexley Elementary School, without any opposition from the public. Cypress Creek Middle/High School, being built off Old Pasco Road, is scheduled to open in fall 2017. Initially, it will be for students in grades six … [Read more...]

Proposed Bexley Elementary boundaries raise concerns

Parents raised concerns about potential impacts from proposed boundaries for Bexley Elementary at a Nov. 1 meeting at Oakstead Elementary School. Parents raised questions about such issues as school choice, transportation and programming for the new school, which draws its name from a subdivision under construction off State Road 54, in Land O’ Lakes. The new school, set to open in the fall, … [Read more...]

Committee works on school boundaries

A committee is scheduled to meet on the morning of Oct. 13 at Oakstead Elementary School to work on a recommendation for boundaries for a new Pasco County elementary school being built in the Bexley Ranch subdivision in Land O’ Lakes. The new school, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017, is now under construction at 4380 Ballantrae Blvd. It is intended to relieve crowding at Oakstead and … [Read more...]

Crews busy building schools in Pasco

Wiregrass Elementary School is set to open this fall in Wesley Chapel. Construction is well under way on a new high school on Old Pasco Road, which will open initially as a high school and a middle school. That campus is expected to open in 2017-2018. Construction also has started on a new elementary school that’s also expected to open in 2017-2018 in Bexley Ranch, off State Road 54 in … [Read more...]

Fresh faces on school campuses

As students head back to school this fall, they may see a few unfamiliar faces. Pasco County Schools has transferred or appointed new administrators at several school campuses across the district. In some cases, administrators are being promoted from another position, are returning to a campus where they worked before or are being elevated where they already work. So, here’s a rundown on … [Read more...]