State Road 54 West booming with development

State Road 54, east of U.S. 41, tends to hog the spotlight on new development. After all, it is home to premium commercial shopping meccas, including Tampa Premium Outlets and the now-rising star of Cypress Creek Town Center. Brightworks Crossing, an apartment and retail project, is going up at Wesley Chapel Boulevard and State Road 54. And, other area development includes Florida Hospital … [Read more...]

Mettler Toledo brings jobs to Pasco County

Mettler Toledo celebrated the grand opening of its 270,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Northpointe Village, with tours, refreshments and a ribbon cutting. The Swiss-based company is a global supplier of precision scales and services used in research, and the packaging and production of food and pharmaceuticals. Mettler Toledo announced plans in 2017 to relocate its Town ‘n Country … [Read more...]

Services offer a way to remember those no longer with us

People who work or volunteer for Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care are familiar with the sense of loss and sadness that survivors often face when a loved one passes on. To help people who are struggling, Gulfside offers bereavement support groups. And, it also organizes community memorial services that are open to anyone who has lost a loved one during the past year, as a way to … [Read more...]

Pulte Homes Opens New Models in Starkey Ranch

If you’ve been looking to buy a new home in Starkey Ranch, April is the month you’ve been waiting for. To celebrate its May 5 grand opening of Monroe Commons — Pulte’s newest community in Starkey Ranch — buyers will receive $4,000 in free quality appliances from Whirlpool for a refrigerator, washer and dryer. Monroe Commons families will also qualify for $8,000 in Pulte Flex Cash, which can … [Read more...]

Five Models at Starkey Ranch Receive Top Parade of Homes Awards

Starkey Ranch, a 2,400-acre master-planned community in Odessa, received more recognition at the 2018 Parade of Homes in March than any other community in Tampa Bay. Five model homes at Starkey Ranch took either a grand or silver award for their floor plans, interior design and outdoor areas, winning in categories with homes priced from $350,000 to $1.2 million. “We are very proud of the … [Read more...]

Live in Asturia For Under $300,000 in a New Ashton Woods Home

Here’s a great opportunity if you’re looking to move up to a new home in one of the master-planned communities along the State Road 54 corridor in central Pasco. Ashton Woods is selling beautifully finished, inventory homes beginning at $257,990 in Asturia — the prestigious Odessa community that’s known for its award-winning amenity center and miles of nature trails. While the average … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Wins Two Top Parade of Homes Awards

It was an exciting March for ICI Homes, which received two prestigious awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association during its recent Parade of Homes. Two of the builder’s homes received top honors from Parade judges, including its Brooke model home at Bexley, which won a silver award for homes priced between $650,000 and $699,000. “The Brooke is a very flexible home with a unique, open … [Read more...]

Suncoast Trailside Bicycles To Open Shop In Bexley

Pasco County is a well-known destination for cyclists, so it’s no surprise that Bexley, one of the county’s most popular housing communities, is attracting bike lovers from all over the region. The master-planned community by Newland Communities is located in Land O’ Lakes, just east of the Suncoast Parkway on State Road 54. It has earned numerous awards, including Best Master-Planned Community … [Read more...]

Region offers Easter festivities

Easter events are scheduled across the region this week, offering ways for families to have affordable fun, and opportunities for spiritual reflection and celebration. There are also a number of Passover events scheduled, which are included in an accompanying story. Many churches offer Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday services, which is March 29 this year, as well as Good Friday … [Read more...]

Passover begins March 30

The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, is an eight-day festival celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. This year, it runs from March 30 to April 7. Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Following its rituals allows the Jewish community to relive and experience the freedom of their … [Read more...]