Pristine Lakes community moves planned entrance to Ehren Cutoff

Homeowners living along Fletch Road may have won a battle to stop their small rural street from becoming the primary entrance of a large new community. Southern Crafted Homes, which had proposed a 120-unit project around Curve Lake just northwest of Ehren Cutoff, has apparently abandoned its plans to use Fletch Road’s indirect access to U.S. 41, and instead looks poised to purchase nearby … [Read more...]

Before ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ there was ‘Satan’s Children’

Throughout the rich history of the Lutz area, one thing that’s never talked about is the Great Oatmeal Famine of 1974. Anyone looking to restock their Quaker Oats back then found the shelves mysteriously empty. Was it a strike? A product recall? A sudden desire to change breakfast food? Nope, it was a small independent horror movie filming in Lutz at the time called “Satan’s Children.” … [Read more...]

In Print: Martial arts, grief, and a horror movie

Depending on your age, you have cheered either for Daniel Laruso or Dre Parker to bring home a karate championship. But that's the movies. In reality, for those living in Wesley Chapel, all eyes were on the Vo brothers — Derick, Jason and Andrew — who traveled all the way to Poland to represent the United States at the World Union of Karate-Do Federations World Karate Championship. The … [Read more...]

New community could create traffic chaos for Silver Lakes residents

While a development review committee headed by Pasco County administrator Michele Baker was focused on how fast boats should travel on a private lake, Bobbi Smith had a much bigger concern about a proposed new community near Caliente Resorts in Land O’ Lakes. “The thing is truly the safety issue of getting in and getting out,” said Smith, who lives on a small rural road just off U.S. 41 in … [Read more...]