Cruise-in for a trip back in time

Strolling through this Dairy Queen parking lot is like journeying back to a bygone era. Here, you can take a trip down Nostalgia Lane to a time when AM radio ruled the airwaves, and fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror were all the rage. That’s because dozens of cars, most of them American classics, are on display every Thursday evening at the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill … [Read more...]

Cannabis dispensaries coming to Dade City?

The Dade City Commission during a workshop session directed city staff to draft an amendment to the city’s land development regulations that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries within one of the city’s zoning districts. Commissioners, at their Sept. 24 workshop, indicated that the dispensaries should be allowed in the general commercial zoning district. That zoning district generally … [Read more...]

Motorists soon to have smoother ride on Willow Bend Parkway

Willow Bend Parkway in Lutz is set to undergo repaving starting the week of Sept. 9. Pasco County chose the modification as its program maintenance project, which will stretch from the road’s intersections with U.S. 41, also known as Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, to Collier Parkway. Willow Bend Parkway’s eastbound and westbound lanes will be milled and resurfaced. The road also will be … [Read more...]

If Your House Floods, Don’t Wait To Call For Help

There is nothing as worrisome as coming into your home after being away, or waking up in the middle of the night, and finding wet carpets and standing water on your floors. “The first thing many people do is get out their shop vac, but the first thing they should be doing is calling a professional water extraction company,” said C.J. White, owner of the Stanley Steemer franchise in Lutz. “Using … [Read more...]

Improvements expected at U.S. 41-Sunset Lane intersection

Traffic heading west on Sunset Lane in Lutz often stacks up, as motorists who want to turn left onto U.S. 41 wait for their chance to do so. Sometimes they’ll be stuck there for several light cycles, and the traffic behind them backs up on Sunset Lane. Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Transportation have come up with some proposed improvements, and the county held an … [Read more...]

Under Construction 08/07/2019

Edmonson Electric Edmonson Electric Inc., is set to open an office warehouse at 5611 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The two-story building will consist of two dozen offices, several breakrooms and an indoor gym. Construction on the 22,000-square-foot facility began in January and is scheduled to wrap up in August. The grand opening is expected in September. Jammin Car Wash Motorists … [Read more...]

Pasco educator embraces theater again

During college years and beyond, Patty Smithey has devoted much of her time traveling the globe, and helping kids as an educator. Earlier this year, though, the Land O’ Lakes resident decided to devote more of her leisure time tapping into her artistic side with acting – a lifelong passion. “I realized recently that I needed to do something that really, truly made me happy,” Smithey … [Read more...]

Lutz teen selected as Shriners ambassador

Zoe Spanos doesn’t let her physical challenges define her, but manages to thrive instead. The 15-year-old Lutz teenager, who has cerebral palsy, lives life like many teens. The rising Steinbrenner High School sophomore is a straight A student and a dedicated member of JROTC and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She’s also a fitness buff — into cross training, weightlifting and … [Read more...]

Keep Your Family Healthy With A Free Air Duct Inspection

CJ White has two very good reasons to keep his home’s air duct system free of dust and dander – 3-year-old Olivia and 6-month-old Landon. “Nothing is more important than the health of my children, and I know how important indoor air quality is to their well-being,” said White, the children’s father. White and his wife, Natalie, understand why they need to keep their air ducts clean, because … [Read more...]

Under Construction

Firestone Complete Auto Service Motorists will have a new option for car maintenance with the opening of a new Firestone Complete Auto Service, at 25170 Maren Way in Land O’ Lakes. The shop, which is off State Road 54, will be equipped with seven service bays, as well as an indoor waiting area, along with an HD-TV and Wi-Fi service. The 6,116-square-foot building is set to open in late September … [Read more...]