Hundreds turn out to remember Laura Hauser

Trinity Church of Wesley Chapel was packed for a service held to celebrate the life of Laura Hauser, who waged a six-year battle with cancer but succumbed to the disease on June 8. There were probably 500 people at the service on the evening of June 13, according to Trish Trout, a long-time friend who described the event, via email. Most of the people at the memorial, deemed a … [Read more...]

Local woman revels in Boston Marathon run

Trish Trout can scratch an item off her bucket list. The Wesley Chapel woman completed the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, finishing the 26.2-mile course in 6 hours and 14 minutes. It was a day that she’ll never forget. “I was in the center of the Boston Marathon,” Trout said. “You’re a rock star for a day. It’s like everybody’s your best friend.” It came a year after bombings … [Read more...]

In Print: From ‘rock star’ to Boston Marathon finisher

Trish Trout said she would crawl across the finish line at the Boston Marathon if she had to. But the good news is, she didn't — the Wesley Chapel woman completed one of the world's most famous running events in a time of 6 hours, 14 minutes. And for that one day, Trout had a chance to be the center of the universe. "I was in the center of the Boston Marathon," Trout told reporter B.C. … [Read more...]

Running the Boston Marathon is on Trout’s ‘bucket list’

When Trish Trout runs with thousands of racers at the 118th Boston Marathon in April, she’ll cross an item off her bucket list. “Boston is the crown jewel of running, and coming from a non-elite running status, it always seemed like it was a dream too far out of reach,” the 39-year-old mother of two said. The Wesley Chapel woman couldn’t picture qualifying and she knew the only other way … [Read more...]

In Print: No smoking in Pasco, running the Boston Marathon, and a new app

Despite the numerous health warnings against it, more than 42 million Americans -- 18.1 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- smoke cigarettes. They light up at home, they light up in the car, during meals, or when ever they may be stressed. However, those smokers may not be welcome to work with the Pasco County government come October if a plan offered … [Read more...]