Tampa Bay Water Ski Show

The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team begins its 2017 season on April 1st! The team performs free shows each Saturday evening at 6:00pm from April through October. Pre-show entertainment with beginner skiers starts at 5:30. Shows feature barefooters, ballet lines, pyramids, and more! Seating is available or bring a lawn chair to select your spot. For team information or directions, visit  or call 813-917-8354 or 727-480-9365. Site address is 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Continue reading Tampa Bay Water Ski Show

7th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars! The bunny is back in town! Last year, students from Alonso High School came together to coordinate the 6th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Together they raised $3300. This year’s Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday, April 9, from 1 – 4pm at the Westchase Rec Center located at 9791 Westchase Drive in Tampa. All children who are elementary school aged and younger are welcome to participate in the egg hunt and activities. Bring the whole family, including your middle or high schooler, for a day of fun. … Continue reading 7th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt

Human Trafficking is Big Business

By Anne Childers, Staff Writer Human trafficking may well be the biggest industry you have never heard of. Forced labor and human trafficking is a$150B industry globally with 20.9M victims worldwide, according to figures supplied by the International Labor Organization. Victims of human trafficking include children, women, and men who are subjected to sexual exploitation or forced labor through force, fraud, or coercion. The U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force reports 83% of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States are U.S. citizens with an average age of 12-14. Florida continues to rank third in the nation … Continue reading Human Trafficking is Big Business

Saddle Up For Charity

Bridging Freedom, Restoring Stolen Childhoods, and Pasco Sheriff Charities team up on Saturday April 22, to raise funds and awareness for victims of Human Trafficking. Come on foot or on horseback to Diamond “B” Ranch, 21309 Kettering Road, Dade City. Gates open at 8:30am, ride starts at 10:00am. Riders can pre-register for $30 and receive lunch and a T-shirt. Day of the event registration is $35. All proceeds to benefit Bridging Freedoms Equine Therapy Program. Call 813-220-8459 for registration and information, or visit www.bridgingfreedom.org. Continue reading Saddle Up For Charity

The Well – A Women’s Bible Study and Training Ministry

By Karen McBride The Well is a women’s Bible study ministry. Women from all denominations learn and grow in their personal walk with God and develop leadership skills through bible study and mentoring. To accommodate women’s busy schedules, bible studies are held on Tuesday nights and in the morning as well as the evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Child watch is available during all of the Bible studies (donation supported). The Well meets at the First Baptist Church of Lutz, located at 18116 N US Highway 41 Lutz, FL 33549. For more information on The Well, please go to http://www.thewellbiblestudy.org. … Continue reading The Well – A Women’s Bible Study and Training Ministry

Cornerstone AC Blood Drive

Cornerstone Pros. Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, located at 4946 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. and (813) 949-4445 in the heart of Land O’ Lakes, will be holding a blood drive as part of our community outreach. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 5th 7:30-12:30. All our Cornerstone employees are encouraged to participate, and we are requesting the community to come out and donate. As a SPECIAL thanks, we are offering the first 50 donors a FREE 77 Point AC Cleaning and Inspection Gift Certificate*! There will also be raffle items, and OneBlood T-shirts will be give away as well. More … Continue reading Cornerstone AC Blood Drive

Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility

By Anne Childers, Staff Writer “Thank God there is Cloverdale. My wife of 57 years deserves the best.” —Robert L. Bell A century ago, multi-generational households were common, but in today’s world many seniors or those requiring daily assistance must look outside the family for the help and care required. Choosing an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is an emotional life event. The best time to search for one is before you need it! For those seeking the best care possible in a loving environment, there is Cloverdale Senior Assisted Living. This charming home offers faith-based care in a convenient location. … Continue reading Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility

4th of July Parade Meeting

A Committee Meeting for the Lutz 4th of July Parade & Celebration will be held at the Old Lutz School, 18819 US 19, Lutz, FL 33549 on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7pm. Anyone who may be interested in helping with this community event, please plan to attend. For any questions, please contact Cheryl Benton, Lutz 4th of July Chairman, at cbenton65@gmail.com. Continue reading 4th of July Parade Meeting

Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Meeting: Monday, April l7, 2017 Time: Doors open 7:00pm Program at 7:30pm Location: Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33609 The Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay monthly meeting is Monday, April l7th. Jay Thurrott, past President of the Bromeliad Society International, will present a Powerpoint program on the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference. He will be sharing his great photographs of bromeliads as well as describing the primary activities of the attendees from all over the world at the four-day World Bromeliad Conference held in Houston, Texas. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the … Continue reading Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay, Inc.

The Florida Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years

The Florida Orchestra celebrates its milestone 50th season with a blockbuster lineup of concerts ranging from Carmina Burana to the Music of Star Trek & Star Wars under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis. The 2017-18 season debuts in October and reflects TFO’s deep roots in Tampa Bay while underscoring its bold future, with the debut of two weekend matinee series at the Mahaffey Theater, the world premiere of a major work commissioned by the orchestra, and expansion of its popular Coffee series at Ruth Eckerd Hall. “The Florida Orchestra is a jewel in the crown of Tampa Bay,” … Continue reading The Florida Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years

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