Women’s Club Annual Flea Market

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club members are beginning preparations for their Annual Old Lutz School Flea Market by accepting donations from the community each Mon. and Wed. beginning on February 13th at the Old Lutz School, 18819 US-41 N, Lutz, north of Sunset Lane between 9am and 11am. Donations must be clean and in working order. Large format TV’s or appliances or sleeper sofas cannot be accepted. Please help the hardworking “Green Shirt” ladies raise funds with your donations for this very popular flea market, the proceeds of which will ultimately benefit our community through their scholarship fund and … Continue reading Women’s Club Annual Flea Market

Second Annual Light Up The Night Promotes Awareness of Human Trafficking

Anne Childers, Staff Writer   The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, concerned citizens, and businesses leaders are coming together January 14, 2017 to Light Up the Night and focus a spotlight on modern day slavery. Human trafficking—the exploitation of human beings for commercial sex, forced labor, or involuntary servitude—is the second largest criminal enterprise worldwide, ranking behind illegal drugs and netting billions of dollars annually. There are over 20 million persons held in slavery in the world today, more than any other time in history. It is estimated between 500,000 and 2 million are trafficked annually worldwide with an estimated 15,000 … Continue reading Second Annual Light Up The Night Promotes Awareness of Human Trafficking

The 12 Days of Christmas

Facts, Fiction, Myths and Magic Anne Childers, Staff Writer Every year at this time the airwaves are full of Christmas music. One enduring Christmas carol is founded in history and surrounded in symbolism. The 12 Days of Christmas dates back to England and the 1500’s. According to the Catholic News Agency, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to openly practice their faith from 1558 until 1829. It is believed someone during that period wrote The 12 Days of Christmas as a catechism teaching tool for young Catholics. On the surface it was just a song about true love and … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas

Developing An Attitude of Gratitude

Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express gratitude, there’s much to be said for the benefits of cultivating the spirit of thankfulness year-round. People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, have more posi tive emotions, and are better able to reach their goals. Scientists have even noted that gratitude is associated with improved health. “The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means … Continue reading Developing An Attitude of Gratitude