Tina James, daughter of Bernie and Kathy Welton of Land O’ Lakes, painted this portrait of the Weltons’ cat, Zee, who was adopted when he could fit in the palm of Kathy’s hand. Zee now is 13 years old and weighs a little more than 20 pounds. When presented with his portrait, Zee took to sitting for a good 10 minutes, just admiring himself in his ‘reflection.’
Photos of the Week
Mary Rathman, The Laker/Lutz News’ editorial assistant, snapped this photo of the incredible sky on her way into work one day.
Steam rises from the huge vat containing sugar cane juice, as volunteers Marcus Copeland, of Dade City, left, and Jasper Starnes, of Zephyrhills, right, work on skimming any impurities that bubble to the top during the sugar cane syrup-making process. The demonstration occurred in the Cane Mill during The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village Raising Cane and Moonshine Festival. See more photos from the festival in full story.
Academy at the Lakes East Pasco County All-Star catcher Josiah Bayona dives for a foul tip during game action against the West Pasco County All-Stars. Both West baseball and softball teams beat the East in the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) All-Star Baseball and Softball Games at Bishop McLaughlin High School fields. See more photos from 2021 below.
Tunnel to Towers Foundation supporter Jim McKiernan, of Spring Hill, was among the many flag-toting motorcyclists who welcomed event-goers as they disembarked from shuttle buses. See full story and more photos in the above featured top story.
With art in her eyes, a display of handcrafted gift items are reflected from the sunglasses of onlooker Monica Kasson, of Odessa. Kasson, a fiber artist who works with tie-dye and other art forms, was browsing through the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show.