In the Loop wants more hours, live music

Owners of In the Loop Brewing want to expand the hours of operation and bring live music performances to their outdoor beer garden. It’s about staying competitive in the local market and building on their success, they say. Members of the Pasco County Planning Commission approved both requests at its June 7 meeting in New Port Richey. The Pasco County Commission, which has the final … [Read more...]

Pasco prepping to ring in a new school year

Teachers headed back to Pasco County Schools this week to prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 15. Opening day is a big deal on every campus every year, but it will be especially meaningful at Wiregrass Elementary School, at 29732 Wiregrass School Road in Wesley Chapel because that school is having its “first” first day. The mood across campus during a teacher move-in day last … [Read more...]

Summer programs feed kids

Children who normally eat lunch at school when classes are in session have a free alternative during the summer months. Both Hillsborough and Pasco counties are participating in a summer food service program that provide free lunches and afternoon snacks at numerous sites around each county. The program begins on June 13 and concludes on Aug. 3. The sites are situated in areas where at … [Read more...]

Recycling and fun are major themes at Learning Gate

The seventh- and eighth-graders were so revved up, it seemed like they were competing for a big cash prize. But, they were battling for something that has no price tag. They were going after bragging rights during a physical challenge at Learning Gate Community School, at the school’s seventh- and eighth-grade campus at 207 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road. The kids were clearly having a blast, … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel car dealer buys Tampa Honda Land

Williams Automotive Group, which already owns Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda, is now a company with three car dealerships after finalizing its purchase of Tampa Honda Land on Florida Avenue. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Williams Automotive bought the dealership from its longtime owner Scott-McRae Group, which owns several dealerships in the Jacksonville area, as well … [Read more...]