Pace of Pasco’s road construction picking up in 2019

It’s no secret that dealing with traffic congestion is a way of life for Pasco County residents. Whether they’re commuting to work, taking the kids to school, going grocery shopping, heading to a doctor’s appointment or taking care of myriad daily needs, there’s good chance motorists will get stuck in traffic and have to wait for traffic lights to cycle at intersections. Getting anywhere … [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...]

Top moments in sports during 2018

Teams captured state titles and local athletes turned in outstanding performances, during a year that brought shining moments and lasting memories. Here are some of the highlights, from across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area: USA Women’s Hockey, fans celebrate gold in Wesley Chapel Just days after celebrating a gold medal win in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the … [Read more...]

County continues pursuit of Ridge Road Extension

Pasco County is continuing its pursuit of a project to allow the extension of Ridge Road, and Sam Beneck, the county’s project manager, gave a briefing on the status during a Dec. 12 luncheon meeting of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. “We are currently in the design and permitting phase,” said Beneck. “We have not started any construction activities,” he told members and guests during … [Read more...]

This crowd was bullish on East Pasco’s prospects

Speakers at the recent “Discover Dade City” symposium cast a spotlight on East Pasco’s development opportunities. The event, held in the conference center at the East Pasco campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, focused on ongoing projects, as well as those on the drawing board and future prospects. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Tampa … [Read more...]

Cardel Homes Introduces The Enclave At Lake Padgett

There are more lakes in Land O’ Lakes than anywhere else in Pasco County. And, of its dozens of lakes, none is more desirable than Lake Padgett, a spring-fed, 200-acre lake that is the largest in central Pasco. Lake Padgett has been home to beautiful waterfront homes for over 50 years, where residents enjoy boating, water skiing and long views of cypress-lined shores, and stunning sunrises and … [Read more...]

Santa and his Elves Invite You To Asturia

The third annual Holiday Festival is being hosted at Asturia — a master-planned community in Odessa — on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Youngsters will enjoy a candy cane express train, face-painting elf, balloon-artist elf, holiday carnival games, meet-and-greet surprise holiday characters, holiday treats and, of course, sitting on Santa’s lap … [Read more...]

Pasco sets its legislative priorities

The Pasco County Commission has identified a list of priorities it would like the Pasco County legislative delegation to support. The delegation is scheduled to have its annual public meeting on Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pasco County School Board’s campus, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The session allows members of the public and various interest groups to address the … [Read more...]

Lutz Arts & Crafts Show features hundreds of vendors

If you’re looking for some unique and interesting holiday gifts, you’ll have plenty of choices at the 39th annual Juried Arts & Crafts Holiday Show presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club on the weekend of Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The event will be at Keystone Prep High School, 18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa. The show, which raises money for scholarships and other community causes, … [Read more...]

New K-9 training complex breaks ground

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office soon will have a full-fledged facility dedicated to the tactical training of its K-9 units. Ground was broken during a Nov. 15 ceremony for the Helen A. Rich K9 Complex — as part of the larger forensics research and training center project in Land O’ Lakes known as FIRST, an acronym for Florida’s Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactics. Located at … [Read more...]