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...]

Land O’ Lakes native screening TV pilot

Ryan Paul James’ first brush with fame came at the age of 6, when his name was listed in The Laker/Lutz News. “I was playing Little League there, with the Red Sox. All of the players were mentioned there in an article,” said James, a former Land O’ Lakes resident, now an actor and writer who lives in Los Angeles. Since moving to L.A., he’s performed in two dozen plays, has written 10 plays … [Read more...]