Shred 2016 Goodbye!

Thrivent members, guests, and the public are invited to shred your old documents. 2016 is over and it is time to clean those files. Shred any documents that you no longer need and free up space. We are providing a site-secured shredder truck for you to use to dispose of those unnecessary documents. Come, shred, and enjoy refreshments compliments of the Tampa Bay Group of Thrivent Financial and Financial Representatives Keith Harvey, CFP, CDFA, AEP and Jason Carrier, FIC. When: Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am-11:00am Where: 1307 W. Fletcher Ave, Tampa – NEW LOCATION!!! Cost: Free!! Limit: 5 Bankers boxes per … Continue reading Shred 2016 Goodbye!

Cultivating Nature Takes a Pro!

By Anne Childers, Staff Writer Beautiful lawns, shrubs, and trees do not happen naturally—it takes a licensed, certified professional many consecutive hours to cultivate and maintain a lush landscape. Fortunately, Pete Spiridis, owner of AllPro Tree and Landscaping, Inc., is a local resource, and his expertise is only a phone call away. Pete is also a Certified Arborist with the training and skills to care for any and all trees right along with the usual landscaping. Whether you need to maintain an existing landscape or create a few changes, Pete and his experienced team of professionals can provide everything from … Continue reading Cultivating Nature Takes a Pro!

Book Signing Event

Local author Evelyn Mann shares her son’s miraculous story of survival in the pages of Miracle In My Living Room: The Story of a Little Mann. Born with a lethal form of dwarfism, her son Samuel was given no hope of survival past birth. But God had other plans. He is one of 12 survivors worldwide. Samuel’s story has been featured on WFLA Channel 8, Fox 35, and the Mighty. Meet the author for a personal book signing event at the Empress Tea Room in Carrollwood. Question & Answer session included. The event will be held May 6th, 2017 from … Continue reading Book Signing Event

Local Student Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Luis Pereira from Wesley Chapel, FL has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Luis has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Luis is now a member of a unique community … Continue reading Local Student Receives National Honor

Tampa Bay Talent at Avalon Park West!

On Saturday April 8th 2017, James will again be presenting “Tampa Bay Talent” in partnership with Avalon Park West, at 5227 Autumn Ridge Drive, Wesley Chapel. Proceeds from this free event will be donated to A Kids Place and ROOF (Residential Options of Florida). The Showcase starts at 7pm following the annual spring community event at 5pm. Food trucks, local vendors, an Easter egg hunt/Bunny photos, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), karaoke, and canvas painting are all included to make for a great afternoon of entertainment. All vendor spaces have been filled at this time! However, sponsor opportunities are … Continue reading Tampa Bay Talent at Avalon Park West!

Bingo for Honorary Mayor Rosie

The Central Pasco County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AARP – Land O’Lakes Chapter and GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club, will host Bingo on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 11am to 1pm at the Land O’ Lakes Library in support of Rosie Heim’s candidacy for Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes. Please bring your own Bingo dabbers. The event donation is only $10 (payable by check or money order to “Pasco Chamber”). A light lunch and coffee will be served at no extra cost. Non-monetary Bingo prizes were generously donated so that this non-political event can help support various … Continue reading Bingo for Honorary Mayor Rosie

The West Pasco Audubon Society

The West Pasco Audubon Society meets the first Saturday of each month at 11:00am at the J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park Education Center, 10500 Wilderness Road, New Port Richey, 34655. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, there is a walk at the Fort Desoto Park to view the spring migration of warblers, orioles, etc. Meet at 7am at the Panera Bread lot at the corner of SR 54 and Little Road. For more information, visit or contact Mike Ranck at (813) 455-0588. Continue reading The West Pasco Audubon Society

Kingdom Business Alliance

Kingdom Business Alliance (KBA), a Christian networking chapter of Keep it Local, meets every Thursday morning at 7:30am at Holy Lutheran Church on Leonard Road in Lutz. Guests and new members are always welcome at the seat-specific networking group. Come at 7:15 for a light continental breakfast and additional fellowship. Kingdom Business Alliance Wesley Chapel is now meeting on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 at Savannah Church in Seven Oaks. Call Mark Craven at 813-361-0399 for additional information. Friendly competition is always part of every KBA meeting with trophies awarded in recognition of the most one-on-one meetings in a week, the … Continue reading Kingdom Business Alliance

NAMI Pasco Support Group Meetings

The Pasco County Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers two types of support group meetings each month, one for those living with mental illness and another for family and friends of those with mental illness. This covers all brain disorders including, but not limited to, OCD, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, multiple personalities, etc. Information: 727-992-9653 or visit NAMI Connection Support Group A structured closed group open only to those with a mental illness diagnosis. This group is for individuals 18 and older, interested in the recovery process, sharing coping skills and being with others who understand the … Continue reading NAMI Pasco Support Group Meetings

NAMI Pasco Education Program

NAMI Pasco, affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer the free NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program beginning April 25, 2017. Held each Tuesday from 6:30p to 9:00p for 12 weeks at Medical Center of Trinity West Campus, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL. Seating is limited, call for information and required reservation at 727-992-9653. This comprehensive course for family, partners, friends, and caregivers of someone with mental illness is offered at no charge. The curriculum is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. … Continue reading NAMI Pasco Education Program

Hidden In Plain Sight

Anne Childers, Staff Writer Since December 2014, Dunndeal Publications has donated space to educate our readership on the horror that is human trafficking. Victims of modern day slavery are often hidden in plain sight. As a society we must all strive to recognize this evil in order to make a difference—someone’s life may well depend on our own educated awareness. The facts are grim: • The United States of America is the #1 consumer of trafficked human beings • Florida is third in the nation as a human trafficking destination • The Tampa Bay area ranks between second and third … Continue reading Hidden In Plain Sight