ICI Homes Are Selling Fast In Asturia!

ICI Homes is having great success selling new homes in Asturia, a much-desired, master-planned community along the popular State Road 54 corridor in Pasco County. “Sales have been fantastic in Asturia,” said Leah Turner, Tampa sales manager for the builder. “Families love our open and spacious floor plans that feature our unique Florida-lifestyle features, including spectacular great rooms, … [Read more...]

Be Comfortable and Safe If Your Power Goes Out

With Hurricane season officially beginning in just a week, many families are looking at installing a whole house generator to keep their family comfortable and safe in case the power goes out. “Families of all sizes and incomes are installing generators in their homes in case their power goes out due to summer thunderstorms and hurricanes,” said Miguel Silva, plumbing manager for Cornerstone … [Read more...]

Pasco projects in new state budget

Florida’s $91.5 billion budget, approved by the Florida Legislature, includes funding for just two of the projects that Pasco County requested. Legislators approved $1 million for the Land O’ Lakes U.S. 41 beautification project, and $1 million to improve the waterfront at Miller’s Bayou. Dade City received $5 million for the extension of Morningside Drive. While legislators approved the … [Read more...]

Work by local artists leaves a lasting impression

It was morning, but the heat was beating down on Caren Stevens, as she stood on a scaffold creating a mural. It’s the kind of work she’s been doing for years. As Caren painted, her sister and fellow artist Dannie Jean looked up, to examine their latest art project: A mural at E & W Carpets Inc. –  a Land O’ Lakes landmark. The colorful scene depicts a dock leading to a deep, blue … [Read more...]

Local teen’s giving receives national acclaim

Thirteen-year-old Selena Schulz’s love for animals inspired her to become an accomplished author and widely known advocate – all within the span of five years. And, her efforts in helping sheltered animals have led to recognition by Prudential Financial. She received a bronze medallion on May 14, as a Florida finalist in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Schulz attends … [Read more...]

Pasco terminates agreement with USF regarding ‘body farm’

The Pasco County Commission has voted to terminate an agreement with the University of South Florida involving 6 acres of land, north of Central Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes. Commissioners ended the arrangement with USF — effective May 7, 2022 —  as part of their consent agenda on May 7. Items on the consent agenda are voted on in a single block without discussion, unless someone pulls the … [Read more...]

A new home health division at Gulfside

Talk about having a good week. Last Wednesday, after months of organizational work, Gulfside Home Health accepted its first patient. And on Thursday, it celebrated the grand opening of its new Land O’ Lakes office with a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting. “It’s exciting to be growing and offering new services to our community,” said Linda Ward, president and chief executive officer of … [Read more...]

Enjoy Lake Padgett With A Waterfront Cardel Home

There are more lakes in Land O’ Lakes than anywhere else in Tampa Bay. And, one of the area’s most desirable is Lake Padgett, a spring-fed, 200-acre lake that is home to an exclusive Cardel Homes community. Cardel is the newest homebuilder on Lake Padgett, which has been home to beautiful waterfront homes for over 50 years because of its peaceful cypress-lined shores, and stunning sunrises and … [Read more...]

Pasco library patrons asked to share their ideas

Pasco County Libraries is remaking its seven branches and wants the public to help guide the way. There will be a series of Community Listening Sessions as the design phase of library remodeling gets underway, according to a news release from the county. Anyone with ideas about the planned use of various spaces within the renovated library branches is invited to attend a session to share … [Read more...]

Out & About Expo offered fun for all ages

Children had plenty of options to have a good time at the Out & About Summer Expo, presented by The Laker/Lutz News, and sponsored by Kids R Kids Learning Academy in Land O’ Lakes. Kids posed for photos with the Easter Bunny and Queen Elsa, petted a horse and baby goats, searched for eggs and took home beach balls, balloons and other giveaways from exhibitors. But, the fun wasn’t … [Read more...]