Child care center coming to Wiregrass Ranch

The Wiregrass Ranch community will soon have its own full-fledged child care center. Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch is set to open this fall — serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. The 10,000-square-foot facility is being built at 2900 Hueland Pond Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, right across the street from Wiregrass Ranch High School and Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus on … [Read more...]

Event raises awareness about human trafficking

The third annual Light Up the Night Awareness event was more than just the glimmer of candles. It radiated hope, for many. The beautiful, clear cool weather attracted a large gathering to help support victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and drug abuse. The event began at 4:30 p.m. with the 5K run and 1-mile walk/run at the Porter Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, with … [Read more...]

Wiregrass Ranch names COO

Scott Sheridan is a familiar face at Wiregrass Ranch. As senior vice president of King Engineering Associates Inc., he has been involved from the start in the master-planned community’s development. Since 2004, he has taken on various roles with the planning, engineering and permitting of the project. Sheridan now is putting on a new hat for the Wiregrass Ranch development company Locust … [Read more...]

This is one newspaper that keeps growing

Are newspapers turning into dinosaurs? It may appear the Internet is forcing a lot of newspapers to cut back, but the exact opposite is happening at The Laker/Lutz News. During a special celebration Tuesday night at the Porter Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, The Laker/Lutz News unveiled its new size and design, entering the world of broadsheet papers. The change makes the paper … [Read more...]

PHSC president Katherine Johnson to retire next year

After a decade of growth and success which included changing the school's name, Pasco-Hernando State College president Katherine M. Johnson will retire from her post on June 30, 2015. Johnson made the announcement in a letter to the school's board of trustees Tuesday night, telling them that the decision was "bittersweet." However, she said by then, she will have completed more than 10 … [Read more...]

Porter Campus aims to become hub of academic activity

Deja Ventura couldn’t be more excited about the January opening of Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The new campus — PHCC’s fifth — will make life much easier for Ventura, a student at the college. “I can’t wait,” she said. Ventura and others attended an information session last week in a conference room at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. There, faculty and … [Read more...]

PHCC gearing up to talk about Porter Campus

Three sessions have been scheduled to provide information about Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, a new satellite campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College that is scheduled to open in January. The Porter Campus, which is under construction at Mansfield Boulevard and State Road 56, is situated in an area poised to attract major employers and substantial residential growth in coming years. It … [Read more...]