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...]

A year abroad offers student life-changing insights

When Jennifer Roberts returns to classes at Wiregrass Ranch High School next week, she’ll be a far different person than she was when she last attended classes there. Roberts, who is entering her senior year, left the United States last September to take part in the Rotary Youth Exchange program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon. Roberts went to high school in Zaragoza, … [Read more...]

FDOT leader goes point-by-point on elevated toll road

Patrick Knight has been an active voice against the proposed elevated toll road in the State Road 54/56 corridor, and tried to pull the big guns into his fight by writing Gov. Rick Scott. Instead, Knight's letter was answered by Florida Department of Transportation District Seven secretary Paul Steinman, who responded to Knight point-by-point on the potential 33-mile project that would stretch … [Read more...]

Bulls running to Dade City

For the first time, a national organization is bringing a little bit of Pamplona, Spain to Dade City with The Great Bull Run. The vent will find a home at Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, in Dade City March 8, with various running times throughout the day. And those attending will have a chance to watch, or if they dare, actually run with the bulls. "The runners are ultimately … [Read more...]

New Owner of Jan’s Wine & Boos II brings together great wines and neighbors

After 35 years as a general manager of golf courses and country clubs, most recently at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor and the Belleview Biltmore in Belleair, Lutz resident Chuck Eade was looking for a change of pace. When he learned that his favorite wine bar and package store in Lutz was for sale, he jumped at the opportunity to work close to home at something he loved — enjoying good wines … [Read more...]