Shoppers can save during sales tax holiday

It’s commonly called a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, but the truth is that any Florida shopper can skip the sales tax on a multitude of items from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. The sales tax exemption starts a minute after midnight on Aug. 5 and ends a minute before midnight on Aug. 7. Back to school shopping is an annual tradition for many families. Nationally, back-to-school spending is … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel prepares to ‘March for Babies’

It's April, but the march goes on. "March" as in March of Dimes, the nonprofit organization that provides funds for research and services to prevent premature birth, defects and infant mortality. And also March for Babies, an event on April 25 at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. Teams and individuals will walk while raising money for research. This is the first … [Read more...]

No tricks, but plenty of free community treats for Halloween

Many families will go door-to-door in local neighborhoods searching for candy this Halloween. But if you’d rather do something different — or don’t want to limit the fun to Oct. 31 — there are several public events to enjoy. Several activities — most of them free — occur the weekend before Halloween, while others are scheduled for the week of the holiday, and the rest on Oct. 31. For … [Read more...]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ star visiting The Shops

Keegan Allen, one of the stars of the ABC Family television series "Pretty Little Liars," will make an appearance at The Shops at Wiregrass on Aug. 2 as part of the shopping center's Back-to-School Bash. Allen, who plays Toby on the show, will be available between noon and 3 p.m., where some lucky fans will have a chance to get his autograph and a back-to-school style guide. "The Shops at … [Read more...]

Three days of fireworks: Local events display patriotic spirit

Local residents wanting to see fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July can enjoy them before, during and after the actual holiday. Multiple venues will host fireworks shows as part of special holiday celebrations July 3-5, along with a number of other activities to help celebrate Independence Day in Wesley Chapel and Land O’ Lakes. Those who want to celebrate early can visit The Shops … [Read more...]

Eat, drink and help charity with wine walk

Next Wednesday, patrons at The Shops at Wiregrass will drink wine, sample food, listen to live music, and do a little shopping. And they’ll help a charity at the same time. Wine Walk Wednesdays, a series of four events scheduled for this year, continues on May 7 at the shopping center, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. The annual charity series benefits the Jason Ackerman Foundation, … [Read more...]