Pasco schools add feeding sites for students

Pasco County Schools planned to expand its number of student feeding sites from its initial seven locations up to 25 school sites, effective March 31, according to a school district news release. Pasco also will add feeding sites at 16 bus stops throughout the county. There are other significant changes in the way Pasco County Schools is getting food to students. The drive-thru sites and … [Read more...]

Commissioners act on rezoning requests

Pasco County Commissioners approved a rezoning that will allow a 1.95-acre lot to be split, to allow two single-family homes — despite strenuous objections by neighbors. The property is on the north side of Country Club Road, about 550 feet west of Old Pasco Road, in Wesley Chapel. Attorney Barbara Wilhite, representing the applicant, told board members that her client merely wants to allow … [Read more...]

Under Construction 03/04/2020

Retail stores The Promenade of Lexington Oaks is currently being built on Post Oaks Boulevard in Wesley Chapel. It consists of two buildings, holding a total of 12 suites. The larger structure will be 8,940 square feet, while the smaller one will be 6,000 square feet. Construction began in February and is expected to be complete in July.   New storage facility Wesley Chapel will … [Read more...]

Saint Leo University to lease 176-unit apartment complex

Since welcoming its largest incoming class ever last fall — and anticipating continued growth —Saint Leo University will lease the Sweetwater apartment complex in Dade City, to serve as residential housing for upperclassman and graduate level students. In August, Saint Leo will begin leasing all 176 units on the property owned by Beachwold Residential LLC, which sits about 2 miles northeast of … [Read more...]

Pasco County Fair lives up to its theme

The Pasco County’s Fair’s theme this year was “It’s an Adventure,” and the crowd at the event seemed to bring that idea to life. The fair, which recently wrapped, ran from Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City, it had a little of something for everyone. Dozens of amusement rides dotted the landscape, giving thrill-seekers of … [Read more...]

Lawsuit challenges Ridge Road extension

The Sierra Club Florida Conservation has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a permit to Pasco County, to allow the construction of an extension of Ridge Road. The legal action aims to halt the project, which is a 9-mile corridor that would add an additional transportation link in the county. The extension would give another option to motorists who now … [Read more...]

Orange Blossom Garden Club has deep roots

Ever wonder how to attract butterflies to your garden, or unravel the mysteries of growing herbs? Can you tell the difference between a cattleya, oncidium or phalaenopsis? Hang out with members of the Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz for a day, and you’ll learn all those things and more. The club, whose history dates back to 1941, has 24 members who collectively know all sorts of … [Read more...]

73rd annual Pasco Fair: ‘It’s An Adventure’

With its slew of food options, new performances, live entertainment and other activities, the 73rd annual Pasco County Fair is aiming to make an impression. The fair’s theme is “It’s An Adventure,” and the show will run Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City. Details about the festival were shared at a Jan. 21 Greater Dade City Chamber of … [Read more...]

Under Construction 02/05/2020

Bonefish Grill emerging in Lutz A Bonefish Grill restaurant is one of three Bloomin’ Brands restaurants being built in Lutz. At 2526 Sierra Center Blvd., the eatery will be in the same vicinity of an Aussie Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, at Cypress Creek Town Center. At roughly 6,000 square feet, the building’s inside will be feature custom booths, and both a lounge and bar situated at the … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in Dade City

Medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensaries may now set up shop within certain areas of Dade City. Dade City Commissioners on Jan. 28 adopted an ordinance revising the city’s land development regulations to make the treatment facilities a permitted use in the city’s general commercial zoning district, and an allowed use in commercial and employment center planned development … [Read more...]