Drop by the Old Lutz School for holiday fun

Workers were as busy as Santa’s elves on a recent weekend morning getting everything ready for the 23rd annual Christmas at the Old Lutz School. Members of The Citizens for the Old Lutz School Building organize volunteers who dress up the iconic community building for the holidays each year. Then, the organization hosts several evenings each holiday season — inviting both young and old … [Read more...]

Steinbrenner boys cross-country wins first state title

After finishing runner-up at the past two 4A state championships, Steinbrenner High’s varsity cross-country team won it all this year — defeating 31 other teams. The FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) 4A state championships were held on Nov. 9 at Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park. The Steinbrenner Warriors were paced by senior Josh King, who finished in sixth place overall, … [Read more...]

Youth league blends football, life lessons

In this youth football program, life lessons are just as important as fundamentals of tackling, blocking or catching. Winning is nice and all, but the Keystone Bills youth football and cheerleading organization is more about developing tomorrow’s leaders, officials say. “We’re really trying to build young men and young women,” said Bills president/athletic director Jermaine Clemons, … [Read more...]

Prep football midseason review

The 2019 Florida high school football regular season has reached the midway point. Here’s a closer look at how teams and players are faring from The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. Perfect performers At the midway mark, there are three programs sporting undefeated records — Academy at the Lakes, Gaither and Steinbrenner. What do each have in common? Potent offenses backed by efficient, … [Read more...]

Mattamy Townhomes Feature Island Kitchens and Spacious Lanais

Carmen Livingstone recently moved to her new townhome at Lakeview at Citrus Park and could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff. “Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a nearby community. “I love that everything is brand new, and that I … [Read more...]

Pasco educator embraces theater again

During college years and beyond, Patty Smithey has devoted much of her time traveling the globe, and helping kids as an educator. Earlier this year, though, the Land O’ Lakes resident decided to devote more of her leisure time tapping into her artistic side with acting – a lifelong passion. “I realized recently that I needed to do something that really, truly made me happy,” Smithey … [Read more...]

Lutz teen selected as Shriners ambassador

Zoe Spanos doesn’t let her physical challenges define her, but manages to thrive instead. The 15-year-old Lutz teenager, who has cerebral palsy, lives life like many teens. The rising Steinbrenner High School sophomore is a straight A student and a dedicated member of JROTC and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She’s also a fitness buff — into cross training, weightlifting and … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Outdoors at Mattamy Townhomes

Carmen Livingstone has found the perfect home at Lakeview at Citrus Park. The active retiree recently moved to this Mattamy Homes community and says she could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff. “Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a … [Read more...]

Quick Move-In Townhomes Now Ready at Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes’ popular townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park have an array of Quick Move-In townhomes ready now, just in time for a summer move in and to get settled  before the 2019-20 school year begins. A wide selection of thoughtfully-designed townhomes is available at both Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park, with special savings and paid closing costs available for … [Read more...]

Hiking, Biking, Shopping and Dining – All Close To Mattamy Homes’ Townhome Communities

Mattamy Homes’ two new townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park are selling fast because buyers love the fantastic assortment of close-by things to do, from recreational outings to fabulous shopping to an epicurean array of restaurants. “Our buyers at Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park are active, engaged families who love being close to so many things to do,” said Kathleen … [Read more...]