Feeding the hungry through ‘pop-up’ food drive

When Idlewild Baptist Church decided to hold a food drive recently — it had no idea the response would be so great that it would essentially create a traffic jam because so many church members showed up to drop off contributions. Typically, the church takes weeks to plan big events. In this case, it sprang into action. As medical and economic impacts of coronavirus disease-2019 … [Read more...]

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North expands

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North has completed a $75 million expansion, and began welcoming patients to its more spacious facility this week. The project doubled the hospital’s capacity — increasing it from 108 beds to 216 beds. The hospital also has upped its intensive care unit beds from 12 to 24. And, has more room to deliver services, accommodate visitors and enhance employee work … [Read more...]

A ‘peanut’ roundabout on Van Dyke Road?

Hillsborough County is proposing a $40 million project to ease traffic congestion on Van Dyke Road in Lutz. The project is expected to begin construction in late 2022, and be completed by late 2024. Now in its planning phase, the proposed project calls for widening Van Dyke Road from two lanes to four lanes, in a 2-mile stretch from Whirley Road to the Suncoast Parkway. The plan also … [Read more...]

A community steps up to lend its support

Pasco County firefighter Hunter Garcia, his wife, Kayla, and their 5-month-old daughter, Clara, were traveling down Van Dyke Road on Sept. 13, when they were involved in a multi-car accident. A total of four cars were affected, with five people transported to the hospital, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release. All three Garcias were taken to the hospital. Hunter … [Read more...]

Mattamy Townhomes Feature Island Kitchens and Spacious Lanais

Carmen Livingstone recently moved to her new townhome at Lakeview at Citrus Park and could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff. “Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a nearby community. “I love that everything is brand new, and that I … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Outdoors at Mattamy Townhomes

Carmen Livingstone has found the perfect home at Lakeview at Citrus Park. The active retiree recently moved to this Mattamy Homes community and says she could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff. “Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a … [Read more...]

Quick Move-In Townhomes Now Ready at Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes’ popular townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park have an array of Quick Move-In townhomes ready now, just in time for a summer move in and to get settled  before the 2019-20 school year begins. A wide selection of thoughtfully-designed townhomes is available at both Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park, with special savings and paid closing costs available for … [Read more...]

Hiking, Biking, Shopping and Dining – All Close To Mattamy Homes’ Townhome Communities

Mattamy Homes’ two new townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park are selling fast because buyers love the fantastic assortment of close-by things to do, from recreational outings to fabulous shopping to an epicurean array of restaurants. “Our buyers at Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park are active, engaged families who love being close to so many things to do,” said Kathleen … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Do Close-By Mattamy Homes New Townhomes

Hiking, biking, shopping and epicurean delights! Mattamy Homes two new townhome communities in Lutz and Citrus Park are selling fast because buyers love the fabulous assortment of close-by things to do, from recreational outings to fabulous shopping to an epicurean array of restaurants. “Our buyers at Avea Pointe in Lutz and Lakeview at Citrus Park are active, engaged families who love being … [Read more...]

Easter events offer religious observances and family fun

Whether they want to celebrate their faith, take the kids for an egg hunt, or just enjoy some fellowship with church friends — there are plenty of seasonal options throughout The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. Check out the listings below. LUTZ What: While We Wait Where: Keystone Community Church, 21010 State Road 54, Lutz When: April 19 at 7 p.m. Cost: Free Details: The musical and … [Read more...]