Sister Helen turns 105

Sister Helen Lange, a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida in Saint Leo, celebrated her 105th birthday on Sept. 28. There were 75 guests at the party, including three relatives, according to Cheryl Chadick, development assistant for the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. The relatives who came to the party were Sister Helen’s cousin, Joan Schmidt, from Brandon; and, her niece, Monica … [Read more...]

Saint Leo lacrosse celebrates its program-best season

Saint Leo University made history in 2006 as the first NCAA lacrosse program in the state of Florida. The university has added another significant notch to its belt — becoming the state’s first lacrosse program to make a national championship appearance. Saint Leo’s men’s lacrosse team squared up on May 27 against Merrimack College in the NCAA Division II Lacrosse National Championship at … [Read more...]

Priority highway projects focus on growth spots

Growth is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to building, widening and re-aligning highways that crisscross Pasco County’s landscape. Most highways in the county move north and south. It is the east to west connections that are often missing or out-of-date. The recently approved 2015 Priority List of Highway Projects tapped into that scenario. The Florida Department of … [Read more...]

Meals On Wheels keeps delivering for East Pasco

  East Pasco Meals on Wheels attracts a lot of good people to the cause of preparing and delivering meals to the homes of those who need them. The group includes hardworking and community-minded volunteers, and is led by a former postmaster. "I just prayed that God would put me somewhere I could be used. When this (opportunity) opened, it was ideal for me," said Beth Aker, who left … [Read more...]

Saint Leo grads ready to learn something new from Petters, Davidson

Last year, Huntington Ingalls Industries earned more than $6.8 billion. Chances are, you’ve never heard of this Virginia-based company. But you should definitely be familiar with its products — nuclear-powered aircraft carriers that are more than 1,000 feet long and weigh 100,000 tons — and you may even know its president and chief executive officer. C. Michael Petters has led Huntington … [Read more...]

De-annexing Lake Jovita could create mess on St. Leo commission

The results of a recent election in the town of Saint Leo and a bill making its way through the Legislature could be on a collision course that may result in a town commissioner resigning, a special election or an appointment to the commission by Gov. Rick Scott. All of these scenarios are possible. It all boils down to the fact that the town’s commission may soon lack a quorum. The … [Read more...]

Dade City teams with Saint Leo for downtown’s future

Dade City has traveled a path of success from dilapidated downtown of the 1980s, to one that pulls in people from all over the region today. Yet, there is still more that can be done. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce has hired Pride Consulting, a student-run organization at Saint Leo University, to steal a glimpse of what Dade City’s downtown might — and should — look like in the … [Read more...]

Public is invited to peace-building program

A peace-building program, sponsored by Saint Leo University and some other organizations, will be offered at two locations on Sept. 30. The event will feature Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, and Qadi (Judge) Iyad Zahalka, head of the Muslim Sharia Court in Jerusalem. They will discuss “The Other Peace Process–Interreligious Dialogue in the … [Read more...]