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...]

Stuff your recycling cart for the holidays

The morning celebration is over, but now there's a lot of trash. So what do you do? Hillsborough County officials are reminding residents that many traditional trash items created during the holidays can actually be recycled. That includes: • Clean paperboard boxes, like cereal and food boxes • Mail, magazines, newspapers and advertising • Writing papers, pads and notes • Flattened … [Read more...]

Expect some lane closures on Veterans, Suncoast

For the first time in weeks, drivers along the Veterans Expressway won't have to worry about lane closures between Linebaugh Avenue and Gunn Highway. But go a little further south, and construction crews will need a little extra space. Waters Avenue, in the area underneath the Veterans overpass there, will be closed completely between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Sept. 14, and running through … [Read more...]

Parts of Veterans to close completely this weekend

One of the main arteries connecting Pasco County with jobs to the south will have extensive closures and possible delays this coming weekend as road crews continue to convert the Veterans Expressway into cash-free tolling. The northbound portion of the Veterans will be closed completely between Waters Avenue and Gunn Highway June 27 and June 28 from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. The southbound portion … [Read more...]