Pet Point Animal Hospital open house
Pet Point Animal Hospital is having a meet and greet with veterinarian Moses Kawalya and his staff from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23 at 24116 SR 54 in Lutz. The event includes a free nail trim for your pet.
The animal hospital’s hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
For additional information, call (813) 428-6994.
East Pasco Networking Group
The East Pasco Networking Group will hear from Judy Torres, of Home Inventory and Travel, at its March 26 meeting. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. for networking with the regular meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. The group meets at the Village Inn, 5214 US 301 in Zephyrhills.
Oak Hill Hospital appoints Nina Kizer
Oak Hill Hospital has appointed Nina Kizer as its supply chain director on Feb. 11.
She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in material management and had the title of director of materials management in her last position. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from Weber State University in Utah and is certified by the Association of Healthcare Resource and Material Managers.
Women-N-Charge will meet at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 5 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in New Tampa.
The meeting includes lunch, a feature speaker and time to network. The cost is $15 for members, due by the Tuesday before the meeting and $18 for guests.
For more information, please contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or .
Grow Financial to open Wesley Chapel site
Grow Financial had a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 28 for a new branch in Wesley Chapel. The new branch will be at 2579 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and will open in the latter part of 2013.
Whole Foods happenings
Whole Foods Market at 3802 Northdale Blvd. is hosting a variety of upcoming events. They include:
—Healthy & Fun Cooking for One; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 27 on the patio. The class is free, but registration is required.
—Craft Beer Class with Anderson Valley; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 28 in the café. A $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation and registration are required.
—Friday Night Fish Fry; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 29 on the patio.
For more information, call (813) 264-3600.
Oakstead Office building sold
Ross Realty handled the sale of the Oakstead Office Building, a 3,000-square-foot building at 2719 Letap Court in Land O’ Lakes. Ross Realty group represented the seller; Regions Bank and Erik Boland of Century 21 BayWest in Tampa represented the buyer.
Ashton Woods has six ready townhomes
Ashton Woods Homes has completed six new ready-to-move-in townhomes that are ready for occupancy at Crenshaw Reserve in Lutz. The three- and four-bedroom townhomes range from 1,791 square feet to 2,315 square feet and begin at $219,990.
Homebuyer assistance funds
Pasco County released $400,000 in Homebuyer Assistance Program funds cross the county. The funds became available on March 1. This down payment assistance program is funded through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Zero percent loans of $5,000 and $10,000 will be made available to qualified applicants. For more information, visit the Community Development website www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx.
Agricultural environmental leader nominations
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is seeking nominations for an annual award that recognizes innovative Florida farmers. The award honors farmers who have demonstrated leadership in developing and implementing innovative and progressive techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.
The deadline for submitting nominations is May 1. The award will be presented at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in October.
For more information about the 2013 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award, visit http://www.flaes.org/agawards.html.
Saint Leo helps low-income veterans
Saint Leo University hosted Project Salute at campus on Feb. 22, enabling the legal assistance project for low-income veterans to provide free assistance to military students, veterans and families. About 50 clients received consultations, either in the Project Salute recreational vehicle parked outside the Student Community Center, or in temporary office space inside the Student Activities Building.
Project Salute is sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. The project works with its own and volunteer local attorneys to render pro bono assistance to veterans. Law students also work with the project. The Pasco Veterans Center also participated in the event to meet area veterans and introduce them to the center’s services.
Nominate a senior volunteer
Home Instead Senior Care is seeking nominees for its Salute to Senior Service program that recognizes outstanding senior volunteers age 65 or older who give more than 15 hours a month in volunteer service.
Nominations are being accepted through March 31. The winner in each state will receive $500 for his or her favorite nonprofit organization, and one national winner will be selected to receive $5,000 to donate to the winner’s charity of choice.
State winners will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30. A panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.
To complete and submit a nomination form online and to view the contest’s official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.
Let’s Do Business summit
The Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition, along with a coalition of Florida minority nonprofits, neighborhood associations, Florida minority bar associations and more than 200 minority construction companies, is hosting the 2013 Let’s Do Business Florida & Summit on June 28 and June 29 at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale. Conference registration is now open and there is no cost to women-minority-veteran businesses and nonprofits. For more information, visit www.letsdobusinessflorida.com.
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