Dipping into serenity, beauty and fun

Science tells us if you want to live a longer, healthier life, get out into nature. Take a walk, watch birds fly, reduce your stress by kayaking in tranquil waters - and leave your phone at home. Kayaking, even more so than walking, helps you escape, takes you into watery worlds - worlds far away from highways, noise and worries. Take a kayak trip around here and you’ll likely see … [Read more...]

New Model Homes Open For Tour At Asturia

Unique Floor Plans Offered By Four Premier Builders The holiday season is a wonderful time to dream about your next home, and Asturia invites you to visit its model homes by some of America’s top builders, in Odessa. The community’s beautifully furnished model homes are open for tour daily at this master-planned community, located off of State Road 54, just west of the Suncoast … [Read more...]

Own a piece of Florida history

The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, at 4720 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, will be offering historic photos, framed and under glass, for reasonable prices. Each photo represents some aspect of early Florida life. The photos were on display in the Gulf Harbors office for many years prior to its recent renovation. Framed photos 4 feet by 6 feet are $25, and framed photos 4 feet by 8 … [Read more...]

Transit survey offers Pasco residents a say

Judy Geiger would like to see Trilby Road widened, to improve its safety. The Dade City resident explained the need: “We have a number of bicyclists. The roads are not wide enough to accommodate them and the cars. If you get behind a set of (bicyclists), you’re stuck. It’s not safe.” She was among those attending a recent workshop held by the Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization … [Read more...]

A winter play park in Florida?

A new winter play park may be coming to East Pasco. The attraction would have a snow hill where people could go snow-tubing, an area where they could play in the snow, and other features. The winter park would be situated next to the Tree Hoppers Aerial Adventure Park, off St. Joe Road, east of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, in Dade City. The Pasco County Planning Commission and the county’s … [Read more...]

State Road 56 Extension gives drivers another option

Motorists heading through the county to or from East Pasco now have a new way to do it. The State Road 56 Extension, which links Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wesley Chapel to U.S. 301 in Greater Zephyrhills, opened on July 10. Dignitaries and members of the media gathered for a preview of the road the day before it opened to the public. Pasco County Commission Chairman Ron Oakley noted … [Read more...]

MPO board meeting addresses current agendas

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization board addressed three key topics during its April 11 session. Those items were: The Tampa Bay Resiliency Study Future transportation funding, through a proposed transportation surtax A requested extension on a project related to the MPO’s long-range plan John Villeneuve, director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), … [Read more...]

Congestion relief on way for 54/41

A project is set to begin in mid-March that’s aimed to improve traffic flow at the intersection of State Road 54 and U.S. 41. Lanes are being modified to provide more room for motorists who are turning left off State Road 54 to head north on U.S. 41, and those turning right off State Road 54 to go south on U.S. 41. “There is no widening involved with this project, just lane modification … [Read more...]

Exciting New Year At Asturia

There is much to look forward to this New Year at Asturia, the master-planned community in Odessa that is one of the most desired neighborhoods along the popular State Road 54 corridor in central Pasco County. After almost three years of development, Asturia is now in its third phase, having completed 300 homes and releasing another 100 lots to its builders. Hines, the developer behind Asturia, … [Read more...]

Best wishes for your new home in 2019

It’s that time of year when many are dreaming of their future and making goals for the New Year. If one of your goals is to purchase a new home, many of the builders in Asturia have “quick move-in” homes that are ready now. Some builders are offering special deals to move their inventory of homes. One home available now by David Weekley Homes is The Humbolt, a single-story home with four … [Read more...]