Lutz Guv’na hopefuls face off in amusing debate

The afternoon was hot and sizzling — and so was the 2018 Lutz Guv’na Debate at the Old Lutz School. So much so that the May 19 event ended in a tie, a first in the debate’s long history. Kandy Sinquefield of American BellyDance Studio and returning candidate Jessica Sherman of Pinch A Penny each earned the same number of “votes” (most guests in the audience)— earning a split of a $100 … [Read more...]

Lutz Guv’na candidates face off in lively debate

It was a landslide for one first-time Lutz Guv’na hopeful. Jessica Sherman of Pinch A Penny was voted the winner of the Lutz Guv’na Debate, at the Old Lutz School on May 20. She also claimed the debate’s talent contest, appealing to “voters” with her dancing skills (and baked goods). And,  she earned a $100 campaign donation for bringing the most guests — by far— to the fun-filled … [Read more...]

Lutz Guv’na race debate set for May 20

It’s campaign season again — in Lutz, that is. The annual Lutz Guv’na Race is underway. And, it kicks off with the 2017 Guv’na Debate on May 20 at the Old Lutz School, 18819 N. U.S. 41. The event — which runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — is free and open to the public. This year, three candidates will vie to raise the most money for their “campaigns,” with proceeds benefitting local … [Read more...]

Lutz Guv’na candidates square off in amusing debate

There were only supposed to be two candidates facing off head-to-head at the annual Lutz Guv’na debate at the Old Lutz School on May 14. That was until a mystery candidate was revealed prior to the debate: Donald Trump. Or, more accurately, someone dressed in a suit sporting a latex mask in the likeness of the Republican presidential candidate. The entertainment had just begun, as actual … [Read more...]

Lutz Guv’na Race Kickoff set for May 14

Get your checkbooks ready, the annual Lutz Guv’na Race is underway. Two candidates: Greg Gilbert of Beef O’ Bradys in Lutz and Andre Pamplona of Royal Bowling Lanes, will face off in the 2016 Guv’na Debate on May 14 at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41. The debate will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as both candidates field questions from the audience and partake in quirky activities to raise money … [Read more...]

Lutz church hits three-quarter century mark

There was just a smattering of businesses along U.S. 41, when the Rev. Heard T. Burnette began the First Baptist Church of Lutz, in the community north of Tampa. The first meeting was in the home of J. B. and Maude Laurence, which was on the ground where Lutz Elementary School now sits. Joan Fletcher recalls the church’s first meeting, held in the living room of her grandparents’ … [Read more...]

Lutz Guv’na hopefuls clash in fun-filled debate

This past Saturday, three residents went to the Old Lutz School and lied to their neighbors. One pledged to ban homework for all children. Another promised to build a giant rainbow. A third guaranteed everyone beautiful waterfront property. Then they tried to hit everyone up for money. And, they're going to keep doing it all the way up until July 4. It sounds like a shameless … [Read more...]