Car giveaway helps Pasco woman on her road to success

Melissa Pack finally has a car she can call her own. The Zephyrhills woman received the keys to a 2000 Hyundai Elantra at the United Way of Pasco County, in Land O’ Lakes, on Oct. 1. Before she received the car, the 37-year-old had no personal means of transportation. Spectators watched at the ceremony where Pack received the car, which came complete with a big red bow. The gift was made … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes festival offers music, car show, food

Things didn’t go exactly as planned. The permanent stage event organizers had hoped to use remains under construction. There were also some pre-event traffic snarls. And, electrical problems threw off the schedule, precluding Stonegrey, the first musical act, from being able to perform. Those at the festival had the chance to hear performances by The Higgins Brothers, Shalyah Fearing, … [Read more...]

Lowe’s collects teddy bears for a good cause

The teddy bear drive at Lowe’s Home Improvement store, at State Road 54 and U.S. 41, started with a big, empty cardboard box, placed by the sliding door entrance. “The empty box first started the conversation,” said Lowe’s store manager Derek Walter. Just why was the box there? A hand-drawn picture of a teddy bear quickly appeared on the side of the box, and employees began dropping … [Read more...]

Traffic signals by Lowe’s ready for action

Traffic signals outside the new Lowe’s Home Improvement store on State Road 54 are expected to be operational within two to three weeks, according to officials with the Florida Department of Transportation. The addition of stop lights and turn lanes that will help get motorists in and out of Lowe’s and the Village Lakes Shopping Center is welcome news to area residents and business … [Read more...]

Lowe’s is hiring workers for new Land O’ Lakes store

Construction is down to the wire at the new Lowe’s Home Improvement warehouse on State Road 54, east of U.S. 41. Job training for new hires is in full swing and applications are being accepted online for up to 160 job openings anticipated by company officials. The store is aiming for an April opening is expected this spring. “Everybody, everybody is asking ‘when are you going to open … [Read more...]