Local civil air patrol soars to success

Motorists zip down Interstate 75, at the edge of Tampa North Aero Park — oblivious to what goes on at the airport on a typical Wednesday evening. That’s when members of the Wesley Chapel Civil Air Patrol Squadron gather to expand their aerospace knowledge; receive search and rescue training; and take part in cadet programs that emphasize drills, discipline and character building. The … [Read more...]

Pasco is real estate ready

The real estate market in Pasco County is thriving. And, evidence of that was on display at “Meet the Developers: The Future of Real Estate.” The annual breakfast meeting, hosted by the Pasco Economic Development Council, brought together developers, real estate brokers, investors and community leaders at the Residence Inn on March 2. Four examples of Pasco’s current and future … [Read more...]

Compark 75 plans expansion in 2016

Compark 75 is growing again. The industrial park, off Wesley Chapel Boulevard, will add a new 65,000-square-foot building to four buildings that are already leased almost to capacity. The permitting process for the new structure is under way, with construction set for 2016. No tenant has signed on yet, but that’s typical for an industrial park that, from the start, has proved that … [Read more...]

Festival of Flight features a flying pig and a soaring clown

The second annual Festival of Flight will offer event-goers the chance to see more than two dozen hot air balloons, to explore all types of aircraft, to grab a bite to eat, and to enjoy live music. Admission is free, and parking is $2. This year, there will even be a flying pig and a giant clown among the hot air balloons, said festival director Jessica Warren of American Balloons. … [Read more...]