Photos of the Week
It’s no secret that the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed lives, caused job losses, closed school campuses, canceled celebrations and caused anxiety — and yet, beauty still remains. This sunset was captured on a spring evening, over East Lake Ellis, in Land O’ Lakes. The lake is situated between Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, School Road and Hopson Road.
Expressions of appreciation for first responders and health care workers, and words of encouragement for the community are showing up in all sorts of ways during this coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Here are a few examples.
While some workers have been forced to stay at home by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order, others have continued working because their jobs are deemed to be essential. Here’s a look at some of the work that’s been going on across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area.
There’s no doubt that many people have been feeling a bit cooped up in recent weeks, in the midst of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. But, there are ways to exercise and have fun, as seen around The Laker/Lutz News coverage area.
Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has closed businesses, caused churches to livestream services, shut school campuses, and closed playgrounds and most parks — but it hasn’t put an end to enjoying the great outdoors by bicycling. Here are a few cyclists getting some fresh air and some exercise.
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which originated in 1970 as a national day to focus on the environment. Take a drive out to the edge of Pasco County and it won’t seem like we’re in the midst of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. Rather, there’s a sense of peace and tranquility — while the fields of rye and the garden crops grow, and cows congregate contentedly in a pasture. There’s a splash of color, too, in the wildflowers popping up along the side of the road. Today, we celebrate Earth Day, which originated in 1970, as a national day to focus on the environment.
Editor’s note: If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s likely this: When the routines of everyday life come to a screeching halt, we need to find creative ways to take care of ourselves and each other.
This trio of kids decided to celebrate the completion of an online week of school by doing some sidewalk chalk art. Fortunately for us, their grandmother, Sheila Withum, decided to send us the photos.
With the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic changing the routines of everyday life, the Keystone Place at Terra Bella senior living community, at 2200 Livingston Road in Land O’ Lakes, came up with a creative way to safely engage and entertain its residents. To help reduce isolation during these challenging times, the community hired The Boomer Band to perform oldies from a flatbed trailer that was being pulled around the property. Many residents enjoyed the concert from the comfort of their apartment balconies.