Seniors need be wary of scams

Donna Moses could share stories for hours about the many financial scams that have ensnared local senior citizens. Moses has seen just about everything in her work as Suncoast Credit Union’s lead member victim advocate in risk management. Such scams probably aren’t going away anytime soon, Moses said during her talk as the featured guest speaker at the May breakfast meeting of the Greater … [Read more...]

Festival offers Halloween fun for all ages in Wesley Chapel

The Wesley Chapel Fall Festival is back again for its 14th year, ready to offer festival-goers a variety of ways to have seasonal fun. Festivities will include a Glow Party, where participants wear glow bracelets and necklaces, while dancing to a live DJ performance. On Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., children are encouraged to come out with their Halloween costumes for Trunk-or-Treat, where they can … [Read more...]

Thousands turn out for barbecue and blues

The results are in, and the eighth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival drew a crowd of more than 12,000, according to festival organizers. The event, held Jan. 20, at the festival venue at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, featured blues music, award-winning barbecue, and vendors offering goods and services. The Ed Wright Duo, The Doug South Band, The Legendary JCs, Chuck Riley’s … [Read more...]

Suncoast Arts Fest getting ready for really, really big show

Fine Arts of the Suncoast Inc., is getting ready for this 13th annual Suncoast Arts Fest — featuring 110 artists from across the country and Canada. The event, held at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, is scheduled for Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. When the weather is good, the two-day event has drawn up to 80,000 visitors, said Jennifer Douglas, the festival manager. She noted that … [Read more...]

Festival features arts, entertainment and fun

The Suncoast Arts Fest, which attracts artists and art lovers from near and far, will stage its 12th annual event at The Shops at Wiregrass on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. The festival will showcase 126 artists coming from nearby communities, and from as far away as Alaska, California, Quebec and Tennessee. Artists and craftsman must compete to gain entry into the show, and this year’s … [Read more...]