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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 pregnancy center promotes life-affirming responsibility to transform lives. The nonprofit group strives to empower women and families to make informed decisions through essential health, parenting and life skills education and counseling.

Funds from Taste of Pasco went to help buy a mobile ultrasound for the Mobile Medical unit of the pregnancy center.

To learn more contact Taste of Pasco organizers at tasteofpasco2014@gmail.com or go online to www.leadershippasco.com/TasteOfPasco.

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.

2014 Wesley Chapel Fall Festival at The GROVE Sponsored by Spinner Law Firm, Javic Homes & Wesley Chapel Nissan by Arlene Hein

by Arlene Hein. With all the folks from the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary involved there was no way to avoid having a very successful event. The 2014 Wesley Chapel Fall Festival at The GROVE was sponsored by Spinner Law Firm, Javic Homes & Wesley Chapel Nissan. There...

The Wesley Chapel Nissan Lil Mr & Miss Pumpkin Patch Contest at the Fall Festival in The GROVE

There were arts and crafts vendors plying their wares, interactive crafts for the children and a car show for the adults. Children will also enjoy the bounce houses, inflatable games, face painting, the pumpkin patch and many more activities. Family enjoy the hay rides sponsored by the Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Club, the The Wesley Chapel Nissan Lil Mr & Miss Pumpkin Patch Contest...

NAMI Holds Mental Illness Awareness Week Awards Event

MIAW was established by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1990 to bring attention to the importance of mental health. During this week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Pasco affiliate, recognized outstanding people in the Pasco community who promote humanitarian values and enrich the lives of others and continues the public education campaign to support, educate, and advocate for those with mental illness and their families. [...]

Sheriff Chris Nocco and Team Moore wave signs for Mike Moore Pasco County Commissioner

Sheriff Chris Nocco and Team Moore wave signs for Mike Moore Pasco County CommissionerSheriff Nocco and Team Moore waved signs for Mike Moore Pasco County Commissioner at a sign waving event to support Mike Moore for Pasco County Commissioner on the corner of 54/41 in Land O' Lakes.

Paula O’Neil speaks to the WOW, Women of Wesley Chapel Chamber by Arlene Hein

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 | On Target Page: Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
Paula O’Neil speaks to the WOW, Women of Wesley Chapel Chamber. WOW is a program of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. The events provide opportunities for area women business leaders and business owners to learn, form connections, share ideas and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. WOW is open to current Chamber members (prospective members are able to attend ...

The Hottest Dance Studio in Central Pasco Set to Reopen as FlavaFitness by Arlene Hein

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel Community Events
The hottest dance studio in Wesley Chapel, Land O' Lakes and Lutz area to reopen as FlavaFitness. Our beautiful dance studio Inner Rhythm is under new ownership and is slowly transforming into FlavaFitness! What does it mean? More classes, more instructors, more fire!

Cotee River Bike Fest 2014 - Photos by J David Wright

Thousands of motorcycle fans and riding diehards rolled into downtown this weekend for the 7th annual Cotee River Bike Fest, a three-day event that featured bike shows, live music, food, and vendors selling rider apparel and every imaginable accessory. The event, which has drawn up to 30,000 visitors in past years, was timed to bring bikers to Florida's west coast before the massive Bike-toberfest in Daytona the following weekend. [...]
Upcoming Events
Oct 25, 2014 Skydive City BREWFEST
Oct 25, 2014 Beer Dinner at Carmel Cafe Carrollwood
Oct 25, 2014 Sweetfields corn maze
Oct 25, 2014 Military Collection Drive
Oct 25, 2014 Fall Fest at Sunlake Baptist
Oct 25, 2014 FUN Feeds Pasco
Oct 25, 2014 Fairgrounds Hosts Brickworld
Oct 25, 2014 Free Concert at ST. Peter’s Church
Oct 25, 2014 Organic Yet Artsy Saturday Market
Oct 25, 2014 Zephyrhills Water 50th Anniversary Open House

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