Baldomero Lopez was more than a local hero

When motorists drive past the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home in Land O’ Lakes, chances are they won’t know much about the history of the man for whom the facility is named. That’s where Bill Dotterer comes in. He’s a volunteer with the Tampa Bay History Center and he shared the story of 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez’s life and his heroic actions during a talk earlier this year at … [Read more...]

Exquisite Italian-American Cuisine in a club house atmosphere

Joe Marchica, owner of Lake Padgett Bistro, has owned several restaurants in the area. In fact, he’s been in the restaurant business for 40 years. His wife Gina, son Nicholas and two grandmothers all work together to provide an exceptional dining experience. Lake Padgett Bistro offers a full-scale restaurant menu serving family recipes handed down through the generations. The family originally … [Read more...]