If a hurricane hits, what would your business do?

Residents aren’t the only ones who need to how to respond if water rises, high winds hit or other damage results from tropical storms, hurricanes or other emergencies. Businesses also need a plan that will help them weather the storm, and resume their enterprise as quickly as possible. Brian Ellis, disaster recovery coordinator for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, recently shared … [Read more...]

Out & About Expo offered fun for all ages

Children had plenty of options to have a good time at the Out & About Summer Expo, presented by The Laker/Lutz News, and sponsored by Kids R Kids Learning Academy in Land O’ Lakes. Kids posed for photos with the Easter Bunny and Queen Elsa, petted a horse and baby goats, searched for eggs and took home beach balls, balloons and other giveaways from exhibitors. But, the fun wasn’t … [Read more...]

Easter events offer religious observances and family fun

Whether they want to celebrate their faith, take the kids for an egg hunt, or just enjoy some fellowship with church friends — there are plenty of seasonal options throughout The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. Check out the listings below. LUTZ What: While We Wait Where: Keystone Community Church, 21010 State Road 54, Lutz When: April 19 at 7 p.m. Cost: Free Details: The musical and … [Read more...]

‘Out & About 2019’ offers fun for the whole family

The Out & About 2019 Expo invites families to find out more about what’s happening locally, and give kids a chance to have some Easter fun. The event, presented by The Laker/Lutz News, is set for April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. “The No. 1 reason why people read The Laker/Lutz News is because they’re looking … [Read more...]

Plantation Palms drainage project approved

Plantation Palms and Pasco County have agreed to a deal that will result in a $2.99 million drainage project — which will be paid for by residents in the Central Pasco community through the creation of a Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU). As part of the deal, the county will stabilize the north ditch, with a project that’s approximately 1,700 feet long. Plans have been prepared by the … [Read more...]

Is your memory problem a normal part of aging, or a form of dementia?

Those attending Dr. Andrew E. Budson’s talks at the Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O’ Lakes last week had two key takeaways. First, if you’re having problems with your memory, go to a doctor who specializes in memory issues. In some cases, the problem may be the result of something that’s completely reversible, and even when it’s not, the sooner treatment begins, the better, said … [Read more...]

Plantation Palms Golf Club is in the swing of things

Golf is teeing off again at Plantation Palms Golf Club. After two years of uncertainty over the fate of the golf course and adjoining restaurant, owners of Ace Golf are ready to reopen the four-star Golf Digest golf course to club members on Nov. 30, and to the public on Dec. 5. The on-site restaurant, Mulligans Irish Pub, opened to the public in October, according to a news release from … [Read more...]

Dwindling ranks of golfers handicap golf courses

Golf courses are in trouble, and Florida — which boasts more golf courses than any other state in the nation — could be hit the hardest. The latest to experience trouble is Scotland Yards Golf Club on U.S. 301 in Dade City. The bank that holds the mortgage on the course, First National Bank of Pasco, started foreclosure proceedings against the 100-acre course last month. However, course owner … [Read more...]

In Print: A day on the links? Or maybe a good book to read?

There has been a lot of bad news about golf courses lately, especially when it comes to places like Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O' Lakes — and more recently, some financial issues at Scotland Yards in Dade City. But are golf courses on the way out? Or is this simply a correction in the market? "Golf was in its heyday 20 or 30 years ago, when that was the thing to do, both socially and … [Read more...]

For sale: Plantation Palms Golf Club

For months, questions have lingered on what's going to happen with Plantation Palms Golf Club, the 156-acre property that closed in May. But Thursday, at least one of those major questions were answered when the golf course went on the market ... as a short sale. Dennis Realty has listed the "legendary golf course" for $1.2 million, down from the $2.2 million MJS Golf Club LLC paid for … [Read more...]