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Danny Burgess and Minnie Diaz speak at Wesley Chapel Republican Club, respond to Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn: Wesley Chapel is Tampa’s “bedroom community.”

At a recent appearance at the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn called Wesley Chapel Tampa’s “bedroom community.” I asked the two prospective candidates, Danny Burgess and Minnie Diaz, who were speaking at the Wesley Chapel Republican Club to respond to the Mayor. This is what Michael Burgess of the Lakerlutznews reported: Danny Burgess and Minnie Diaz speak at Wesley Chapel Republican Club, respond to Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn: Wesley Chapel is Tampa’s “bedroom community.” Danny Burgess has just a few more days as mayor of Zephyrhills before he goes full-time into a state House campaign. But before he goes, he has a message for Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn: Wesley Chapel is no longer a “bedroom community.”

Mayor Bob Buckhorn at the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce, calls Wesley Chapel a “Bedroom Community” of Tampa

Mayor Bob Buckhorn spoke to members and guests of the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday about the exciting future of city formerly referred to as “America’s Next Great City”. Buckhorn feels that Tampa’s time is now and has proved it by hosting major events like the Republican Convention, the Super Bowl and many more flawlessly, it doesn’t fit anymore. He did have what some might call, outdate information regard his neighbor county to the north, Pasco, when...

Wesley Chapel Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Glory Days Grill in New Tampa

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 | On Target Page: New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the new Glory Days Grill in the location previously occupied by Lee Roy Selmon’s off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. at 17808 Doña Michelle Dr. (just north of I-75). Although the weather did not cooperate there was great excitement as the first-ever Glory Days to open in Florida welcomed guest for the first time. The 220-seat restaurant, with additional seating for 50 more outside on a covered patio, has plenty of TVs, great food, sports grill and a fan friendly bar area. There is something for everyone on the menu and the prices are very resonable.

Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 | On Target Page: Lutz, Land O'Lakes, Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting - Thank you sponsor Estrada Injury Law & speaker Nathan Schwagler, M.Sc., M.S.! Welcome new members Angelica & Jennifer from Achieva Credit Untion. SAVE THE DATE for their ribbon cutting Friday May 2nd 8:30 am. The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a thriving economy and improve the quality of life for the entire community.

Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Bon Voyage to Honduras Team

Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Bon Voyage to Honduras Team

Pasco's County Prescription Drug Deaths Cut in Half in Last 4 Years

The District Six Medical Examiner’s Office recently released drug-related death statistics for Pasco County, and the numbers reveal that deaths from prescription pill abuse continue their downward trend.  The number of prescription drug deaths dropped to 63 in Pasco County in 2013, down from a high of 142 prescription drug deaths in 2010. Factoring in the deaths from a combination of both prescription drugs and illicit drugs and the numbers are 153 in 2010 and 73 in 2013. Sheriff Chris Nocco credits several factors for the continuing downward trend, and states that while the numbers are promising, they are still too high.

Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Shapes

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 | On Target Page: Lutz, Land O'Lakes, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of Shapes in Central Pasco, under the direction of Ann and Mike Gilbert. Shapes Fitness for Women is the regions premier women’s only fitness center with programs that are designed for guests of all levels, including those who have never stepped foot inside a traditional health club before. Shapes facilities offer 40+ group training classes per week top of the line selectorized and free weight equipment, a full range of cardio equipment as well as spa like amenities.

Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce holds Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for McDonald's

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 | On Target Page: Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce

The Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Opening ribbon cutting for the brand new McDonald's 24 hours restaurant in Wesley Chapel. The Frost family with a special appearance by Ronald McDonald, welcomed the local residents and Chamber members to help celebrate the opening of their fourth McDonald’s franchise in our area.

Pasco Economic Development Council's 12th Annual NetFest

NetFest is Pasco County's unique Networking Festival with a western theme - a great opportunity to support economic development and get exposure to hundreds of business and community leaders and enjoy participating in the Chili Cook-Off or being a judge and western BBQ.

Pasco-Hernando State College officially dedicated the new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch

By Laura Kinsler of the Tribune Staff.  As officials from Pasco-Hernando State College officially dedicated the new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, math professor Sarah Fede invited the hundreds of guests at the ceremony to stick around for a while and marvel at the “exquisitely beautiful” campus. “I hope you guys actually got a chance to see the views,” she said. “It is absolutely beautiful — the sunsets we get from our offices, from the classrooms. We had to actually take time in one of my classes to just have sunset appreciation.” The seven-story college built on its own parking deck is an urban campus in a pastoral setting. Everyone in the room knew the onetime cattle ranch was in the midst of a transformation, and the cattle grazing on pastures across State Road 56 eventually would be replaced by thousands of office workers, homeowners and athletes.

Belk's Department Store held their semiannual KidFest Fashion Show

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Lutz
Belk's Department Store held their semiannual KidFest fashion show at their 2111 Collier Parkway Land O Lakes location. Many children enjoyed the opportunity to have their child feel like a special star. The show was free and open to the public with snacks, entertainment and more and there was a 40% off all kids apparel. Belk is excited about the continued success of Kids Fest. As always, Kids Fest was kicked off with an in-store fashion show featuring clothing from the children's department and fun, kid-themed elements such as light refreshments, music, face painting and more.

Foundation of Caring, Centennial Bank and Tampa Elks #708 donated desperately needed cash and supplies to Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 | On Target Page: Greater Pasco County, Zephyrhills, Dade City, Wesley Chapel, Choosing Life

Foundation and friends donated desperately needed cash and supplies to Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center. In addition to the generous time, talents and resources donated by the incredible FMC staff, the staff of Centennial Bank held their own fundraiser and baby drive in order to contribute to this great cause, and the members of Tampa Elks #708 also came alongside the Foundation to support this effort. We are grateful for both their care for this community and the Caring they have helped make possible.

Eddie Daniels, Formerly of the Tampa Tribune is New Pasco Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer

Eddie Daniels, Formerly of the Tampa Tribune is New Pasco Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer.   Eddie Daniels, 38, had 12 years experience working for the Tribune and a total of 14 years in the journalism field. Eddie also lives with his family in Wesley Chapel.  Eddie's office phone number is 727-844-7732 and his email address is edaniels@pascosheriff.org.

Friends and Supporters of the Mike Moore for County Commissioner Campaign hold Fundraiser

Friends and supporters of the Mike Moore for County Commissioner Campaign held a Fundraiser at Prime Bar Restaurant in The Shops at Wiregrass. Moore said “Thanks to all of you who came out for our fundraiser”. “The turnout was amazing and I'm humbled by your support and it was great to see so many new faces along with familiar ones” said Moore.  It was announced earlier that Governor Scott has appointed Moore to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. “I look forward to representing Pasco County while we coordinate planning for the Region's future” said Moore.

Wesley Chapel Rotary Club "Bring a Guest Day" was Huge success, at Ciao! Italian Bistro at the Shops of Wiregrass

There was a Buzz in the air, everyone was really excited about the upcoming Spelling Bee. Everyone was really excited about inviting a friend so that they can experience what Rotary is really like.  And everyone was really excited about meeting all the new guests. It was a very special meeting. Over 130 men and women arrived for the Wesley Chapel Rotary Club that meets at Ciao! Italian Bistro at the Shops of Wiregrass. They meet there every Wednesday at noon.   Rotarians got a chance to invite that person that they've always wanted to in order to check out the Club. Everyone was touched and guests got a good perspective of what the Wesley Chapel Rotary Club is all about.

Financial Advisor Dane Parilo through Anonymous donor gives $33,000 to MorningStar Fishermen Dade City

MorningStar Fishermen is an international aquaponics research and training facility located in Dade City, FL. The MorningStar Fishermen staff and scientists have been pioneering more efficient and productive ways to live sustainable through aqauaponics since 1993. More efficient and affordable aquaponic systems and strategies are being developed continuously. Rotarian and Veteran Financial Advisor Dane Parilo visited Morningstar and within a year after Parilo met Hans Geissler, founder of MorningStar Fishermen met a the rotary  district assemble Dane made Hans a promise.  " I am going to find you an angle to help your vision of fighting world hunger get to the next level
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