Under Construction 12/04/2019

Convenience store coming Lutz soon will add a 7-Eleven convenience store, at 19677 State Road 54. The 3,000-square-foot store is expected to be completed in March. An opening date has not been announced.         New banking branch in Trinity Chase Bank customers, in Trinity, will have another service branch. The 3,470-square-foot building is being constructed … [Read more...]

Choices abound for holiday fun

The holidays are a traditional time for friends and families to gather, and to seek out ways to enjoy the lights, sounds and treats of the season. If you’re looking to have some old-fashioned fun, to be inspired, or relax, there’s likely an option in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area to suit your fancy. Here’s a listing of some of your options. Lutz – Land O’ Lakes Traditions on the … [Read more...]

A ‘peanut’ roundabout on Van Dyke Road?

Hillsborough County is proposing a $40 million project to ease traffic congestion on Van Dyke Road in Lutz. The project is expected to begin construction in late 2022, and be completed by late 2024. Now in its planning phase, the proposed project calls for widening Van Dyke Road from two lanes to four lanes, in a 2-mile stretch from Whirley Road to the Suncoast Parkway. The plan also … [Read more...]

Irish tenor to perform at St. Timothy Catholic Church

Emmet Cahill, an internationally known singer, will be performing a holiday concert at St. Timothy Catholic Church on Dec. 10. It will be the second time in two years that Cahill, a principal performer with the Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will be making a solo appearance at the Lutz church. As a principal vocalist with Celtic Thunder since 2011, Cahill has performed in more than 350 … [Read more...]

Benefit to support Lutz cancer patient

Bill Myers, of Lutz, has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer — and the community has come together to try to help him. A benefit has been planned for Nov. 23 from noon to 6 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. There’s no admission charge for the event, which will feature musical performances, a variety of vendors and food … [Read more...]

Zen Den strives to increase inclusion

Anna Melgaard couldn’t help but smile as she watched her son, Wayde, play in the Zen Den at Maniscalco K-8 School, a room designed for children who have sensory issues. The first-grader has autism and found a place to have fun, while other students were out in the cafeteria celebrating the Lutz school’s Fall Ball event. “The Zen Den is catered towards kids who have sensory issues,” said … [Read more...]

Stanley Steemer Safely Cleans Area Rugs

There is much more than most people think when it comes to cleaning area rugs. CJ White, owner of Pasco’s Stanley Steemer franchise in Lutz, says while area rugs can be cleaned in the home along with regular carpet, the most thorough job is done at Stanley Steemer’s Area Rug Cleaning Plant in Riverview. “Due to the more delicate dyes, materials and overall construction of most area rugs, we … [Read more...]

Lutz festival to offer selections of food and fun

The community of Lutz is set to usher in the autumn season with food galore and activities at the St. Timothy Family Fall Festival. The function will run from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, at 17512 Lakeshore Road in Lutz. The Taste of St. Timothy will be on Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. With a ticket, patrons can indulge in diverse foods from more than 40 different … [Read more...]

Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s and Bonefish are coming

Bloomin’ Brands is bringing Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill to Cypress Creek Town Center, off State Road 56, in Lutz. The restaurant chain, headquartered in Tampa, expects that the three new restaurants will create a total of about 200 new jobs, said Elizabeth Watts, representing Bloomin’ Brands. Aussie Grill, expected to open in the first half of 2020, will be … [Read more...]

Under Construction 10/16/2019

Tidal Wave car wash Tidal Wave Auto Spa will offer motorists a new car wash, at 3893 Atmore Grove Drive, off North Dale Mabry Highway, in Lutz. It will feature a drive-through lane, free vacuuming service, two payment kiosks, and monthly membership plans. The project is set to be completed and opened later this year.       UF/IFAS Pasco Extension The University of … [Read more...]