Lutz festival to offer selections of food and fun

The community of Lutz is set to usher in the autumn season with food galore and activities at the St. Timothy Family Fall Festival. The function will run from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, at 17512 Lakeshore Road in Lutz. The Taste of St. Timothy will be on Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. With a ticket, patrons can indulge in diverse foods from more than 40 different … [Read more...]

Mattamy Townhomes Feature Island Kitchens and Spacious Lanais

Carmen Livingstone recently moved to her new townhome at Lakeview at Citrus Park and could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff. “Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a nearby community. “I love that everything is brand new, and that I … [Read more...]

Hiking, Biking, Shopping and Dining – All Close To Mattamy Homes’ Townhome Communities

Mattamy Homes’ two new townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park are selling fast because buyers love the fantastic assortment of close-by things to do, from recreational outings to fabulous shopping to an epicurean array of restaurants. “Our buyers at Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park are active, engaged families who love being close to so many things to do,” said Kathleen … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Do Close-By Mattamy Homes New Townhomes

Hiking, biking, shopping and epicurean delights! Mattamy Homes two new townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park are selling fast because buyers love the fabulous assortment of close-by things to do, from recreational outings to fabulous shopping to an epicurean array of restaurants. “Our buyers at Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park are active, engaged families who love being … [Read more...]

Last Chance To Buy At Lakeshore Preserve

If you’re looking for a beautiful, maintenance-free townhome in Lutz close to the Veterans Expressway, you need to move fast. In less than a year, the Mattamy Homes community of Lakeshore Preserve has sold 75 percent of its townhomes in the 102-home community, located on Van Dyke Road and Lakeshore Road, just west of Dale Mabry Highway. “We’re down to our last 25 homes, and expect all to … [Read more...]

Region offers Easter festivities

Easter events are scheduled across the region this week, offering ways for families to have affordable fun, and opportunities for spiritual reflection and celebration. There are also a number of Passover events scheduled, which are included in an accompanying story. Many churches offer Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday services, which is March 29 this year, as well as Good Friday … [Read more...]

Bay Hope Church plans big expansion

When Van Dyke Church began in 1985, it met in the cafeteria at Claywell Elementary School in Northdale, and the church was named for its planned future location, on Van Dyke Road in Lutz. It never did build on Van Dyke Road, though, because the land was taken through eminent domain for the Veterans Expressway project, said Matthew Hartsfield, the church’s pastor. Instead, the church was … [Read more...]

Finding hope, in the heart of darkness

Immaculee Ilibagiza boards an airplane nearly every week to travel to a speaking engagement, where she shares her message of hope and forgiveness. That’s the primary theme of her book, “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.” Ilibagiza grew up in a small village of Rwanda and had been attending the National University of Rwanda to study electrical and mechanical … [Read more...]

New Catholic school opens in Lutz

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School had its first day of classes in its new home on Aug. 17. The school is operating in a new structure on the campus of St. Timothy Catholic Church, at 17524 Lakeshore Road in Lutz. Most Holy Redeemer, which was founded in 1954, took on its new name last year, but didn’t move to its new campus until this academic year. The school, for children in … [Read more...]

Giving youths a healthy place to hang out

It’s a Saturday morning and the sound of a basketball hitting the court reverberates throughout the gym in the Saint John Paul II Youth Center. Sneakers squeak, as players race back and forth down the court in a pickup game during the center’s open gym. Located on the campus of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz, the center officially opened on the Feast Day of Saint Timothy in late … [Read more...]