Commuters could get a faster ride

Pasco County commuters understand the frustration of gridlock, as they head to and from work every day. Florida Department of Transportation officials believe the proposed construction of a project known as the Tampa Bay Express could make life easier for motorists traveling from St. Petersburg in Pinellas County to Wesley Chapel in Pasco County. Nearly 50 miles of new toll lanes would be … [Read more...]

On The Cheap Fun on Father’s Day

Mother's Day is such a special event, we almost forget about that other day the following month. But Father's Day is just as important, and a great holiday for people who like to do things on the cheap. After all, who was better at pinching pennies when you were growing up than dear old dad? So, if you can celebrate Father's Day and save some money at the same, you'll earn his admiration and … [Read more...]

Applicants reduce size of proposed Lutz school

Applicants for a charter school in Lutz have reduced the proposed enrollment for the kindergarten through eighth-grade school, but opponents say it’s still too big. Charter Schools Inc. of Boca Raton has amended its request for a private charter school at the southwest quadrant of Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard. The proposed charter school, Sunlake Academy, would be developed … [Read more...]

If you’re looking for holiday cheer, check this out

There are plenty of local holiday happenings to appeal to young and old, but there’s a wide assortment of regional attractions to help brighten the season as well. If you’re looking for something fun and affordable to do, here’s a list of possibilities. TAMPA The 33rd annual Victorian Christmas Stroll at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. — Beneath the towering silver … [Read more...]

Crisis Center to host ‘Voices of Men’

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is hosting a free, one-night only performance of the one-person play "Voices of Men." It will take place July 17 at 7 p.m., at Stageworks Theater, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa. The play, from Ben Atherton-Zeman, is an informative one that deals with issues such as sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual harassment, officials said. It's … [Read more...]

Hillsborough offering mini-grants to communities

Hillsborough County neighborhoods have a chance to apply for mini-grants up to $2,500 to fund projects that could improve their communities and increase civic involvement. The grant's purpose is to strengthen neighborhoods, associations and the communities they serve, according to a release. Applications should demonstrate community support in the application and implementation phases of … [Read more...]