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8th Annual Spooky Tails fundraiser at Parwick Kennels in Land O' Lakes by Arlene Hein

Thank you to all the businesses and people who came out to the 8th Annual Spooky Tails fundraiser on Saturday at Parwick Kennels in Land O' Lakes. The generous support of Parwick Kennels’ owner Gail Cooper helps to defer the cost of taking care of retired Pasco Sheriff's Office K-9 dogs and Ben Puma Owner/ Chef of Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano located at 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Central Drive in Land O Lakes who donated a $1,000 for the cause. The highlights of the day was the K-9 demonstration, and the costume contest for animals. This year's winner was a goat!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Shops at Wiregrass by Arlene Hein

Over 10,000 men, women, children and their pets donned their pick colored outfits to raise funds to help the American Cancer Society through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The walk started at the Shops at Wiregrass with a everyone getting loose and stretching.  The walkers wound their way all around the new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel stopping for water stations and petting the mounted horses from the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Shops at Wiregrass. IPJ by Tony Masella

Over 10,000 men, women, children and their pets donned their pick colored outfits to raise funds to help the American Cancer Society through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The walk started at the Shops at Wiregrass with a everyone getting loose and stretching.  The walkers wound their way all around the new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel stopping for water stations and petting the mounted horses from the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

Wesley Chapel Athletic Association AAA Division, Hooks Baseball by Arlene Hein

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 | On Target Page: Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Land O'Lakes
As the weather starts to cool down and our country focuses on another baseball World Series, kids around the nation play the game known as our “National Pastime.” In Wesley Chapel, Florida it is no different. Players, coaches and parents gather several times a week for games and practices at the Wesley Chapel District Park located off of Boyette Road. The Little League fall season started Labor Day weekend and continues through early November.

Pasco County Debate for State House District 38 and District 2 Pasco County Commissioner at East Pasco Adventist Academy

There was a Pasco County Debate for State House District 38 between Republican Danny Burgess and Democrat Beverly Ledbetter and for District 2 Pasco County Commissioner between Republican candidate Mike Moore and Democrat candidate Erica Remsberg on October 20th.at East Pasco Adventist Academy located at 38434 Centennial Road in Dade City, Florida.

The 5th Annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education Task Force Candlelight Vigil in Pasco County

Thanks to all that joined and participated in the 5th Annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education Task Force Candlelight Vigil. Master of Ceremonies was Paula O'Neil, Speakers were Richard Hayes, Chris Nocco, Shawn Crane Kelly Mothershead, Thomas Dobies and Brian Brown. Over the course of the evening, they showed support for families and friends, remembered the hundreds who have died from substance related incidents in Pasco County and recognized the thousands in our community who are suffering from the disease of addiction.

Savage Race at Little Everglades Ranch by Richard K. Riley

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 | On Target Page: Dade City, Dade City Community Events, Richard K. Riley
The ranch hosted its third Savage Race, one of a growing [...]The Little Everglades Ranch—once known for hosting the Florida Steeplechase— has distinguished itself as a premier destination for another type of race. One that's far less elegant.

Benefit to raise money for the West Pasco Pregnancy Center by J David Wright

For more than 27 years, West Pasco Pregnancy Center has saved thousands of lives while helping its clients achieve their full potential, despite the pressures and consequences of an unintended pregnancy. The nonprofit [...]

Longleaf Fall Festival sponsered by Dr. Stephen Unger by J David Wright

Another awesome community event put on by Dr Stephen Unger, thanks to the many volunteers and vendors who made this successful

Octoberfest at Avalon Park West by Arlene Hein

The Europa Band performed in front of the Beer Garden where St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) cooked up authentic German food! Mike Moore for Pasco County Commissioner commenced the festivities at 5:30PM with a traditional Keg Tapping Ceremony. For the kids, there was a Root beer Garden, Rock Wall, HAY RIDES, Bounce Houses, and a Pumpkin Patch with a spot reserved for family photos!

Tampa Premium Outlets Site Plan Gets ‘OK’ From Pasco by WC Neighborhood News

By Matt Wiley of WC Neighborhood News.

After years of legal battles, development officially is on the horizon for the long-awaited outlet mall off S.R. 56 in Wesley Chapel.
Pasco County’s planning & development department officially approved the preliminary site development plan for the Tampa Premium Outlets on October 3. Pasco planner Owen W. Young confirms that Simon Property Group has received approval to being construction.

San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival by Arlene Hein

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 | On Target Page: Dade City, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Rotary Club's Activities

The 47th annual Rattlesnake and Music Festival was held Saturday in San Antonio City Park. The festival combined many of the old features with some new attractions, new food and new prices.

The annual Rattlesnake Run kicked off festivities, beginning with 5-mile and 1-mile courses at 8 a.m. The festival opening ceremony was at 9 a.m., followed by a full day of entertainment, snake and reptile shows, wildlife exhibits, arts and crafts, children’s games, replica gopher races and food. The festival ended at 10 p.m.

Wesley Chapel Baseball Complex meets $23 million dollar financing deadline (via suncoastnews.com)

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 | On Target Page: Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel Community Events
WESLEY CHAPEL (via suncoastnews.com) — Get your peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Break in your mitt. In two years, Pasco County could be home to the largest year-round youth baseball complex in the world.
With minutes to spare before a midnight deadline, Blue Marble founder James  [...]

The 2nd Annual Pasco County Home Show (Photos by J David Wright)

Special thanks to Team Farrell for sponsoring this fantastic Home Show at the Verizon Center.

Verizon Event Center was the proud host of the 2nd Annual Pasco County Home Show, Saturday, October 18, it connected families with local businesses in the community, as well as expanding awareness and raising money for one of Pasco’s most deserving [...]

The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held a Business & Career Expo sponsored by Wesley Chapel Toyota

The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held a free one-day expo sponsored by Wesley Chapel Toyota, located at 5300 Eagleston Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, that gave the community a view of how the area has developed in business and economic development. Microsoft Community Connections supports this event with sponsors FranNet, David A. Straz Center for the Arts, BBT Bank, Central Bank, Pilot Bank, and USF Connect.

Upcoming Events
Oct 31, 2014 OLOR Trunk or Treat
Oct 31, 2014 SuperHero Spectacular
Oct 31, 2014 Military Collection Drive
Oct 31, 2014 Trunk-a-Treat at Myrtle Lake
Oct 31, 2014 Idlewild 'Light the Night'
Oct 31, 2014 Hallelujah Harvest Festival
Nov 01, 2014 Free Document Shredding
Nov 01, 2014 Sweetfields corn maze
Nov 01, 2014 Military Collection Drive
Nov 01, 2014 Free Autism Symposium

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