Del Webb moves into Bexley

Pulte Group broke ground on an 850-home, age-restricted Del Webb Bexley community in Land O’ Lakes on Jan. 31. The age 55 and older community is the first “active-adult” project built by Pulte in the Tampa Bay area since 1960, according to a press release from Pulte Group. “We feel the Tampa area is underserved for baby boomers looking to live in a place that is designed specifically for … [Read more...]

Pasco all-star football game on tap for Dec. 7

It’s back. Football fans again will be able to see Pasco County’s top senior football players face off on one field, at the 2017 Pasco County East-West Classic. The third annual all-star showcase is slated for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., at Sunlake Field, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The game, organized by the Pasco County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, features the top senior players … [Read more...]

Imagine charter school needs growing room for programs

Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes is experiencing growing pains. Classrooms are full. The gymnasium is a part-time lunchroom. The school’s solution is to build a two-story wing off the rear of the gymnasium, adding about 13,000 square feet of space. The expansion provides enough room for seven classrooms and a dedicated lunchroom. The goal is to open the new extension by August … [Read more...]

Roads, beautification among legislative priorities

Funds for the Interstate 75/Overpass Road project and the Land O’ Lakes Boulevard Beautification Plan are among priority requests for the 2018 legislative session. Pasco County commissioners agreed to a wish list for the upcoming session at their Aug. 29 meeting in Dade City. The $15 million sought for I-75 and a new interchange at Overpass Road made it into the state’s 2017 budget. But, … [Read more...]

A chance to talk with Pasco’s state legislators

Get ready to quiz members of the Pasco County legislative delegation, or make a plea for a favorite cause or program. Pasco legislators will have their annual pre-session public meeting on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sunlake High School Gymnasium, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The annual get-together is an opportunity for residents, elected officials, representatives of city … [Read more...]

Pasco all-star football game on tap for Dec. 8

The rosters have been set. The coaches are named. Now, event organizers are looking to build off the success of last year’s inaugural Pasco County all-star football game. The 2016 Pasco County East-West Classic is slated for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., at Sunlake Field, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. A total of 80 players — all seniors— representing each of Pasco’s 15 high schools … [Read more...]

Halloween tricks, treats and traditions on tap

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Halloween, you’ll find plenty of options across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, at 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., is hosting a Family Fun Festival that it’s calling “Light the Night.” The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Oct. 31. Cars will be decorated with favorite kid-friendly themes and will line … [Read more...]

Rezoning approved for 320 new homes

Homes by WestBay plans to build up to 320 single-family homes on a large swath of wooded land off Henley Road in Lutz. The Pasco County Commission approved a rezoning for the project on Aug. 9 The 175-acre site is east of Long Lake Ranch, a master-planned community off State Road 54. The newly approved residential project includes extending a one-lane, dead-end stretch of Leonard Road, at … [Read more...]

Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes gains enrollment

The Pasco County School Board has approved an enrollment increase for Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes, a charter school on Sunlake Boulevard, across the street from Sunlake High School and Rushe Middle School. The school was operating at 728 students, but will be able to increase the enrollment to 800 students for the coming school year. Principal Aimee Williams said the school requested … [Read more...]

New charter school won’t open until 2017

Several families in the Lutz and Land O’ Lakes area were anticipating Sunlake Academy of Math and Science to open in time for the 2016-2017 school year, but that isn’t going to happen. Instead, the public charter school, which is being built at 18711 North Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, is set to open in August 2017. The school, operated by Charter School Associates (CSA), scheduled a … [Read more...]