Celebrating a decade of helping mothers-to-be

When Peter Castellani lost his corporate position at IBM, little did he know that his journey would lead him to open a safe haven for expecting mothers. Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers is that organization, providing women with free services, including pregnancy testing and baby supplies. This year marks the nonprofit’s 10th anniversary in serving Tampa Bay, and it wants the community to … [Read more...]

Region offers plenty of ‘Independence’ celebrations

Residents within The Laker/Lutz News coverage area will have plenty of options for celebrating the nation’s independence this year. Some festivities are being held before the Fourth of July, some are scheduled on the holiday itself, and there are a couple being held at the end of the holiday weekend. Whether you enjoy watching a parade, like to run, enjoy listening to live music or get a … [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...]

Political Agenda 07/18/2018

Sample ballots available Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has announced that sample ballots for the Aug. 26 Primary Election are available online at PascoVotes.com, and will be mailed to Pasco County voters on Aug. 6. To view sample ballots online, voters need to know their voting precinct and party of registration. Club meetings Republican Club of Central Pasco Mike … [Read more...]

Region offers Easter festivities

Easter events are scheduled across the region this week, offering ways for families to have affordable fun, and opportunities for spiritual reflection and celebration. There are also a number of Passover events scheduled, which are included in an accompanying story. Many churches offer Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday services, which is March 29 this year, as well as Good Friday … [Read more...]

Halloween tricks, treats and traditions on tap

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Halloween, you’ll find plenty of options across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, at 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., is hosting a Family Fun Festival that it’s calling “Light the Night.” The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Oct. 31. Cars will be decorated with favorite kid-friendly themes and will line … [Read more...]

Assisted care center opens in Lutz

The legendary Pat Boone helped create an air of excitement at the grand opening ceremony of a new $13 million assisted care living facility in Lutz. Boone made an appearance at Angels Senior Living at Lodges of Idlewild, 18440 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., on Oct. 22, to help celebrate the facility’s completion. The three-story living facility is about 76,000 square feet. It features 94 … [Read more...]

New charter school won’t open until 2017

Several families in the Lutz and Land O’ Lakes area were anticipating Sunlake Academy of Math and Science to open in time for the 2016-2017 school year, but that isn’t going to happen. Instead, the public charter school, which is being built at 18711 North Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, is set to open in August 2017. The school, operated by Charter School Associates (CSA), scheduled a … [Read more...]

Assisted care center set to open in August

A new $13 million assisted living center in Lutz is under construction, and set to open in August. Angels Senior Living at Lodges of Idlewild, located at 18440 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., in Lutz, will have 94 units to serve about 100 residents, according to Daniel Almendares, corporate operations manager at Angels Senior Living. The 85,000-square-foot facility expects to employ 45 … [Read more...]

New charter school to open in Lutz

If all goes smoothly, Sunlake Academy of Math and Science will open for the 2016-2017 school year. The eight-acre site for the school is on North Dale Mabry Highway, about a half-mile north of Exciting Idlewild Boulevard. Construction for the 40,000-square-foot, two-story charter will break ground sometime within the next month, and is expected to be completed over the summer. The … [Read more...]