Watercolorist Rita Wilson Opens Show At Avalon Park West

Rita Wilson never imagined she would be a watercolor artist. A self-described workaholic, who worked as a project manager for AT&T until she retired six years ago, the Land O’ Lakes resident found that retirement gave her too much time on her hands. “My daughter, Kimber,  told me I needed a hobby – something to stimulate my mind, and a few weeks later I received in the mail a package from … [Read more...]

Election Day brings out voter passions

The line of voters stretched down the sidewalk at The Groves in Land O’ Lakes, as people waited patiently for the doors to open at 7 a.m. Even after voting began, the line continued to swell. Long lines also formed at Lexington Oaks, off Wesley Chapel Boulevard. By 9 a.m., the line in Lexington Oaks was gone, replaced by a late morning trickle of people coming and going. Wesley Chapel … [Read more...]

Riding the Route 54 County Connector

They cut the ribbon on a posh new bus a few weeks ago, signaling optimistic expansion of Pasco County’s two-year-old east-west route linking Zephyrhills and New Port Richey. Assembled under a fan-cooled tent in the parking lot of the Medical Center at Trinity, officials spoke buoyantly about the future of mass transit in Pasco County, with the bus in the background lending physical evidence to … [Read more...]

Antiques from rustic to elegant at Shabby Shack

Golf can wait – at least for now. Antiques are so much more fun. So, Laura Sanderson has put her golf career on hold, and has set up shop at Shabby Shack Antiques & Vintage. The shop’s name is a twist on the Bill Murray movie, “Caddyshack,” a classic comedy about what else - golf. But, let’s forget golf for the moment. Inside Shabby Shack, antiques and collectibles fill the floors, … [Read more...]