Political Agenda 09/12/2018

Political season is heating up in Pasco County Wesley Chapel Republican Club The Wesley Chapel Republican Club will meet Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., at Lexus of Wesley Chapel, 5350 Eagleston Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Guest speaker will be Florida State Rep. Danny Burgess, who also is the newly appointed manager for future operations for the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Admission is free, and all are … [Read more...]

Enjoying nature’s grand displays

Any time that Lillian Cucuzza and her husband, Dave, want to take in a nature show, they just look out their back window, step out into their backyard or walk around the cul-de-sac to a pond near their yard. The Land O’ Lakes nature lovers enjoy a visual feast every day. They see hummingbirds, Carolina wrens, cardinals, red-shouldered hawks and all of the birds of prey. There are … [Read more...]

Panel offers formula to help struggling teens: Judge less, listen more

Those working in the front lines of mental health, drug prevention, drug addiction and recovery heard firsthand last week from a panel of youths about strategies that can help young people who need help in those areas. The panel made up of members of STAND (Safe Teens AgaiNst Drugs) convened at the community center at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, under the auspices of the monthly coalition … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes transforms into ‘Land O’ Liberty’

Members of the Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes hit the ground running last week, spreading out in a quest they call “painting Land O’ Lakes Red, White and Blue.” Of course, they weren’t painting — but they were giving the community a patriotic flair, by tying red, white and blue ribbons and bows to trees in the median along Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, also known as U.S. 41. They also tied … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes has its own Rotary Club, again

After being a satellite of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon club, the Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes has regained its independent status. The Land O’ Lakes organization had existed for years, then merged with the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon, and then became a satellite club. It took some time to reach the required membership level, but the Land O’ Lakes Club is a standalone club … [Read more...]

Festival raises money for animal care

Dogs and their human friends celebrated the fourth annual “Woofstock” festival at the Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park on May 19. It was the first time for the park to host the event, which raises funds to aid sick dogs and cats at Pasco County Animal Services. Animal services brought dogs that were available for adoption. Vendors set up displays of doggy wares, including designer collars, … [Read more...]

Upcoming events on the political scene

Club meetings The Land O Lakes Democratic Club will meet May 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brick City Eatery, 16540 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 198, in Lutz. Noemi McGregor, president of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida, is the guest speaker. The Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida — Pasco Chapter will meet May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the community center at Land O’ Lakes … [Read more...]

Showing some appreciation for those who do good

This is a festival that takes time out to celebrate the good that people do in their communities. The name of the event is Appreciate Pasco: A Community Volunteer Appreciation Festival, and it will feature entertainment, food, prizes, awards and recognitions. It also will highlight Good Deeds Day, an international event held in 93 countries, to recognize good works that often go unnoticed, … [Read more...]

Seeking answers in the opioid battle

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis wants all voices to be heard in the quest to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The congressman met with the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) on March 27 to discuss the issue and listen to reactions to proposed federal legislation related to the opioid crisis. The public meeting, held at the community center at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, … [Read more...]

Music, food and fun mark Land O’ Lakes Music Festival

Festival-goers were dancing, relaxing and generally just enjoying a day of continuous entertainment at the third annual Land O’ Lakes Music Festival, held March 24 at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. Some there, including April Genter, of Land O’ Lakes, were obviously having a good time — grooving to tunes performed by a band called the Actual Bank Robbers. Four-year-old Morgan Keith, of Lutz, … [Read more...]