Park expansion signifies big day for Land O’ Lakes

Passersby on U.S. 41 likely didn’t notice the event taking place under a covered pavilion at the Land O’ Lakes Community Park on Aug. 14. After all, there were no marching bands or fireworks. But the ribbon cutting for the Land O’ Lakes Community Park project marked a big day in the community’s history. The $2.3 million park improvement project includes the installation of a Bermuda … [Read more...]

Crabby Floyd: A hard worker with a quick wit

“God needed another crabber, so he called out for Crabby Floyd.” So reads the first sentence of “Crabby” Floyd DeForest’s obituary, published on the website of Loyless Funeral Home in Land O’ Lakes. DeForest, 63 of Lutz, died Feb. 20, after a battle with cancer. He was a commercial fisherman, but after the net bans went into effect, he became a crabber, said Richard Ortiz, a long-time … [Read more...]