Health and Wellness Fair focuses on the elderly

A free community Health and Wellness Fair, held recently in Land O’ Lakes,  focused on services that are available to the elderly, as they face changes in mind and body. The Aug. 1 event was hosted by Keystone Place at Terra Bella, 2200 Livingston Road, which offers residential options for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Bryan D’Onofrio spoke at the event on behalf of … [Read more...]

Making sense of choices available in senior care

As a generation of Floridians transition into retirement age, they and their families may have questions regarding what senior care facilities have to offer. Keystone Place at Terra Bella is providing information to help the public find those answers. The Land O’ Lakes senior living facility had several open house sessions in January to explain the different levels of care available in … [Read more...]

New retirement community arriving soon in Land O’ Lakes

A new retirement community is coming to Land O’ Lakes, which will offer independent living, assistant living and memory care housing options. Keystone Place at Terra Bella is expected to open within months at 2200 Livingston Road in Land O’ Lakes. The development will have 140 total apartments, with 62 dedicated to independent living, 56 to assisted living and 22 to memory care, said … [Read more...]

Central Pasco chamber is on the move

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is looking to expand and relocate after nearly 15 years at its current location, 2810 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The chamber’s building is on the market. As soon as a sale goes through, plans tentatively are to move to a small medical and business center, off State Road 54, adjacent to Highland Oaks Preserve, west of Livingston Road. “The (current) … [Read more...]

Bank branch to open in Land O’ Lakes

First National Bank of Pasco is expanding into the growing markets of central Pasco County. Bank officials filed an application to open their first Land O’ Lakes branch at the northeast corner of State Road 54 and Livingston Road, according to records filed with the Office of Comptroller of the Currency. It will be the fourth office for First National, which opened in Dade City in 1986. Two … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes to get Dairy Queen, apartments

A Dairy Queen and a long-planned apartment complex at Terra Bella are under construction on State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, between Livingston Road and Via Bella Boulevard. The fast-food restaurant is expected to open in two to three months, possibly by the Fourth of July weekend, according to Keith Bennett, owner of Retail Site Development. The Dairy Queen location is one of several … [Read more...]

Lutz 7-Eleven sells to Brandon investor

Drivers on State Road 54 going by 7-Eleven on Livingston Road may have noticed the 7-Eleven signs are gone. The corporate parent of the convenience store chain, 7-Eleven Inc. — through its Southland Corp. affiliate — sold the 27-year-old store late last month to Sailfish Real Estate LLC of Brandon. The owner of that company, William McKnight, owns several convenience stores around the region, … [Read more...]

Dairy Queen firming up Land O’ Lakes location

Ever get that hungry feeling for a frozen Mint Oreo Blizzard, but didn't want to drive all the way to Wesley Chapel to get it? The Terra Bella area of Land O' Lakes, where a new apartment community was just announced last week, could very well have a Dairy Queen come in on its coattails. Robin Kendall of EMK Consultants of Florida is set to meet with Pasco County officials next week behind … [Read more...]

Exotic pets looking for homes, too, through amnesty program

Ever wanted to replace the traditional dog or cat, with a blue-tongued skink, or a green anaconda? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for qualified people willing to adopt exotic pets through its Exotic Pet Amnesty Program. These pets need new homes because owners who can no longer care for them have surrendered them to the state. New owners will need to … [Read more...]

New RaceTrac coming to State Road 56

The State Road 56 corridor between Land O' Lakes and New Tampa continues to grow, with a third major gas station getting ready to set up shop ... this time to help eastbound travelers. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., out of Atlanta, purchased 4.6 acres of vacant land along State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel where it intersects with Northwood Palms Road last month for $1.4 million. It will be located … [Read more...]