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Food Drive Generates Donations Valued Over $2,000

Community Businesses Gather Food for Local Students Businesses and citizens in Wesley Chapel, Florida came together to donate over $2,000 worth of food to support local elementary students in need during the 2018-2019 school year. A Stock-the-Pantry food drive, hosted by and benefiting Full Circle …

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Pasco Fire/Rescue: Never leave dryer running unattended

Pasco F/R Via Facebook: Pasco Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to never leave your major appliances unattended. Nationwide there are 2900 dryer fires a year reported that result in $35 Million in property loss. Failure to clean your dryer vent is the leading …

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New (Slightly Higher) Water/Utilities Rates in Wesley Chapel

Beginning October 1, 2018, Pasco County Utilities (PCU) customerswill see nominal rate increases in their monthly water, wastewater and reclaim water bill. Customers can view a listing of new rates and charges online at https://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/48470/Rates-Fee-Charges—FY19. As a department of Pasco County Government, PCU uses funding …

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Street Racing Problem Continues in Wesley Chapel

An article by ABC Action News recently highlighted an ongoing problem in Wesley Chapel. Numerous reports of street racing in Wesley Chapel’s wiregrass area are continuing to come in, and residents of the Estancia at Wiregrass and Arbor’s at Wiregrass community are asking for a …

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Blaze Pizza of Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel (Cypress Creek Town Center) – Blaze Pizza, the restaurant chain, which originated in California, has expanded to Wesley Chapel and will open in the near future! Those who have visited Disney Springs lately will recognize this custom assembly line style pizza restaurant. Diners can …

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Meadow Pointe 2 CDD Meeting Turns Violent

Video: ABC Action News The Meadow Pointe 2 CDD Meeting last Wednesday was anything but calm. Residents angry about the CDD’s decision regarding gated sections of Meadow Pointe came out to voice their thoughts. At some point in the meeting, the Chairman of the Meadow …

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New Pasco School Safety Guards Graduate

In response to a new Florida Law created after a series of school shootings, Pasco County School Safety guards began training on June 4, with classroom lessons on safety procedures, deadly force, first aid, diversity, and defensive tactics put on by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. …

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Premier Tutoring Center in Wesley Chapel

SPONSORED – Located in the Windfair Professional Center, Dr. JRo Education is a Consulting and Tutoring service offering a carefully selected set of educational services for middle and high school students. The Tutoring Center offers individualized and small group tutoring in academic subjects, SAT, ACT, …

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Moe’s at Wiregrass Mall Robbed at Gunpoint

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: Pasco deputies are searching for two unknown white males who robbed the Moe’s restaurant at the Wiregrass Mall. On July 6 at about 10:53 p.m., the men entered the restaurant. One was armed with a black revolver, the other …

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New Shopping Plaza Construction Begins

Just north of the Tampa Premium Outlets, behind Ford’s Garage, Pollo Tropical, Chuy’s and Taco Bell will soon be a new retail and food area for Wesley Chapel. Check out some of the stores that may appear in this new area: Earth Fare – See …

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Kate Spade of Wesley Chapel Coming…

The Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel will soon be home to a new Kate Spade store. The store is slated to open 9/1/18. Kate Spade: “crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are hallmarks of kate spade new york. as our world expands, our …

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You Can Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger in Our Community!

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – Nye Commercial Advisors provides a drop-off location for donations of food items to help fight hunger in our community. Our goal is to support Full Circle Food Outreach program and the community. Help us support local student’s development and their educational …

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Problems at Epperson Lagoon Community

Residents of Epperson have faced problem after problem when it comes to their Lagoon amenity. It began to go south when the grand opening was delayed due to weather and construction. Later on, Pasco County forced the lagoon to close because there were no building …

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Shooting in Wesley Chapel’s Estancia Community

According to officials, Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred around 12:50PM on Wednesday the 27th on Marsciano Lane in Estancia at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The victim is believed to have been a construction worker at the site. Details are limited at this …

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Tampa’s Home Team… Changing Views is what we do!

SPONSORED – Are you looking for Wesley Chapel Real Estate? For over 10 years now, Tampa’s Home Team has been blessed to have served our neighbors with all their real estate needs. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, our team of professional REALTORS …

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Sprouts Farmer’s Market coming soon!

Many of us drive by the abandoned Win-Dixie plaza at State Road 54 and Collier Parkway each day. Soon, this location will be home to a Sprout’s Farmer’s Market store! About Sprouts:  Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great …

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Meet your local EZGO Dealer

SPONSORED – Carts Unlimited is your local hometown EZGO dealer. We are a family owned dealership that has been located in Zephyrhills since 2008. Our dealership has it all. We have new carts (Gas and Electric), remanufactured carts, and pre owned. Not only do we …

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Organic Based Lawn Spraying & Mosquito Control

  SPONSORED: Bee Green Lawn Care was started with the focus on treating our associates, our customers, and our vendors the best we can and still turning a profit while bringing a service to the market place that can change an industry that has not …

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Pasco Fire/Rescue Saves Fox in Wesley Chapel

From the PCFR Facebook Page – Pasco Fire Rescue values every life, and will work hard to protect it. Recently Station 26 in Wesley Chapel noticed a fox wandering behind the station with a jar on his head. The station sprung into action trying to …

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At Home of Wesley Chapel – Coming Soon

Coming Soon to Wesley Chapel next to the Tampa Premium Outlets on State Road 56; At Home of Wesley Chapel. At Home is a big box retail chain specializing in home decor products based in Plano, Texas. The specialty retailer’s stores each carry over 50,000 unique items across broad product categories including …

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FBI Warns – Restart Your Internet Router

The FBI has issued a warning to Americans that their home internet router may be a victim of a cyberattack. The sollution? Simple, restart your browser. From FBI.gov: The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. …

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Wiregrass Sports Complex (Coming Soon)

Exciting news for Wesley Chapel! The highly anticipated Wiregrass Sports Complex has been approved and will celebrate groundbreaking shortly. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for June 7 2018. The facility will be south of Estancia at Wiregrass, north of State Road 56 (just north of the …

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Alligator in Seven Oaks

Watch as this alligator walks down a Seven Oaks sidewalk a few weeks ago as captured and submitted to Ring.com. Alligators and People Alligators are a fundamental part of Florida’s wetlands, swamps, rivers and lakes, and they are found in all 67 counties. Florida continues …

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Wesley Chapel Roadway Connection Study

Pasco County has posted a 450-page traffic study regarding the connection of Wesley Chapel roadways to those in New Tampa. To view the study, click here: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/42169/Wesley-Chapel-Roadway-Connection-Study-Draft-Report The study has to do with several connections being considered between KBar Ranch, Meadow Pointe, and the widening of …

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Sheriff’s Office Looking for This Man

Wesley Chapel – The Pasco Sheriff’ Office is asking for help identifying this man who was involved in a hit and run in Wesley Chapel on State Road 54 near Meadow Pointe Blvd.  Here is their post: Comments

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Main Event – Wesley Chapel, Coming Soon

The location is southwest of the Interstate 75 and State Road 56 interchange, east of the Tampa Premium Outlets mall on land near the Tampa Premium Outlets. According to their website, “At Main Event, we love what we do, because we get to deliver fun …

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Epperson’s Crystal Lagoon Celebrates Grand Opening!

Wesley Chapel’s Lagoon Community Grand Opening: Check out these photos from the Grand Opening Celebration at Epperson (Lagoon Community) in Wesley Chapel! The event was held on Saturday March 28th 2018 from Noon until 6PM. Future events will be published here on WesleyChapelCommunity.com Comments

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Missing Child (Found) – Wesley Chapel, Florida

MISSING CHILD ALERT UPDATE – Child Found safe by Pasco Sheriff’s Office at about 7:15 am  Deputies announced he was found safe in area of US 301 and Gall Road in Zephyrhills. Authorities have not released any other information. Original Story: According to the Pasco …

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Pizza Hut coming to Wesley Chapel

Next to the new Starbucks on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel will soon be a new Pizza Hut. As many of those in Wesley Chapel know, Pizza Hut delivery is difficult to come by since there are no nearby stores in Wesley Chapel. That …

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Raising Expectations On Garage Door Solutions

Sponsored Article – Discount Garage Doors, Inc (view website) was started 20 years ago by one man with a truck and a goal. His goal was to provide a better service to homeowners than any other garage door company in the state of Florida. Having worked for …

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Pasco School Board to Hold School Safety Workshop

What should Pasco County Schools do to protect students next year? That is what will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. According to documents posted on the District School Board of Pasco County’s website, the board is planning a discussion for April 17th. Among the …

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Walk On’s Restaurant and Bar coming to Wesley Chapel

A new sports themed restaurant and bar is coming soon. Founded by a pair of former “walk-on” basketball players on the Louisiana State University basketball team in 2003. New Orleans Saints quarterback Dree Brees joined the ownership team in 2015. Walk-On was named by ESPN is …

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Cost Plus World Market, Grand Opening

The new Wesley Chapel World Market will have its grand opening on Thursday April 5th, 2018! The new location will host grand opening events all weekend through Sunday, April 8, with raffles, giveaways, free samples and live entertainment. According to the store:  Our everyday low prices …

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New Fire Station (#13) coming to Wesley Chapel

March 14th 2018, Fire Chief Scott Cassin, County Commissioners, and local dignitaries broke ground on the new Wesley Chapel Fire Station 13. Station 13 is a 9,430 SqFt, 3 bay, state of the art Fire Station capable of housing 6 fire apparatus, 9 Firefighters, and …

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Now Open: Pink Me Up Salon & Spa

Pink Me Up Salon & Spa, is a full service beauty salon directed towards the demanding woman. Our main objective is to provide innovative services with quality customer attention and installations that meet the highest and exclusive modern standards, plus a selection of highly qualified …

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Wiregrass High School Student on American Idol

On the season premiere of American Idol on ABC, Wesley Chapel’s own Zach D’Onofrio impressed the judges and was sent on to Hollywood with his golden ticket. Zach is a Wiregrass Ranch High School Student and lives right here in Wesley Chapel. What do you think? Comments

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Arrested on Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Pasco County detectives arrested 23-year-old Robert Dumas (of Wesley Chapel) and say he is a suspect involved in five armed robberies in February. On Sunday, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Corporal conducted a traffic stop at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Eagleston Drive in Wesley …

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Wesley Chapel Carjacking Attempt

According to reports, a man pretending to waive for help on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel was actually trying to carjack a victim. The suspect waived down the victim and stepped in front of her car. As she lowered her window, the suspect tried …

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Earth Fare to Open in Wesley Chapel

Exciting news for those interested in healthy living. Earth Fare has been confirmed as one of the many new stores going in off State Road 56 just north of the Tampa Premium Outlets. Earth Fare has established itself as a leader in the healthy foods …

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FBI Child Abduction Training Notification

According to the Meadow Pointe CDD website: On March 1, 2018, the FBI and Pasco Sheriffs Office will be conducting a very important training for law enforcement in our area. This training prepares law enforcement with the skills and investigative techniques to successfully and responsibly …

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Giveaway: $25 Taco Bell Gift Card

We are giving away a $25 Taco Bell gift card. To enter to win, just click the link below. No strings attached. The link will take you to Amazon where you can click to enter. Prize will be mailed to you free of charge the day …

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Harley-Davidson of Wesley Chapel

Coming soon at 25245 Wesley Chapel Blvd will be a 30,000 sqft Ferman Harley Davidson of Wesley Chapel. According to meeting paperwork filed with Pasco County in February of 2018 the dealership is meeting with the county to finalize its plans. The proposed dealership will …

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Gov Rick Scott Introduces Gun/School Safety Plan

The $500-million, three-part plan is intended to try to prevent more mass shootings and school attacks. The plan involves gun laws, school safety and mental health. Enhanced Gun Laws Scott announced the creation of the “Violent Threat Restraining Order.” He wants to ban bump stocks …

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School Safety Poll

As a resident of the Wesley Chapel area, what do you think should be done to increase school safety? Be sure to leave comments below… Comments

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Area Smoke from Prescribed Burn

Did you smell smoke in the air today? That odor and haze was caused by a large controlled burn conducted in Pasco County by Florida Fire Services. What is a controlled burn? Check out this graphic from the Florida Forest Service: Prescribed burn managers try …

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Pasco County Fair this Weekend!

The 71st Annual Pasco County Fair opened Monday, February 19 and runs through Sunday, February 25, 2018. Don’t Miss an Exciting Week of Fun! There is plenty of family fun. For more information, check out www.pascocountyfair.com Comments

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Strikes More Locations

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the serial robber pictured below is now responsible for more robberies in the Wesley Chapel area. The last week or so the suspect has committed armed robberies at numerous stores and businesses in and around Wesley Chapel. He has …

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Chuy’s Restaurant Coming to Wesley Chapel

Austin-based Chuy’s is headed for the Wesley Chapel area near Tampa Premium Outlets. Located at 25750 Sierra Center Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, the Tex-Mex restaurant brand is scheduled to open sometime in late spring. According to Chuy’s Website: Tex what? While we refer to our food as …

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Rays Choose Location in Tampa for New Stadium

According to Fox 13, the Rays and Tampa are expected to announce that they have selected a location in Ybor City for the new stadium! This is great news for locals in Wesley Chapel who will now have closer access to future games if the …

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New Upscale Apartment Community Coming to Wesley Chapel

Located just behind the new Audi of Wesley Chapel, this new Altis Community is making progress! It will be located in the Wiregrass Ranch area of Wesley Chapel. According to their website, the apartments will feature: Pet park with a fun agility course Swaying hammocks …

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Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch Grand Opening

On Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 from 11AM – 3PM the Beach House Retirement & Assisted Living Facility (newly constructed on State Road 56 near The Ridge) is hosting its  grand opening event. According to their facebook page, there will be food and music. Ribbon cutting …

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Seven Oaks Road Begin to Close for Road Resurfacing Project

The Seven Oaks community is undergoing project to preserve its pavement. Beginning in early February and continuing for several weeks, there will be road closures inside the community. This is something all neighborhoods go through from time to time. The community’s CDD board has put …

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New Starbucks to open soon in Wesley Chapel

The new Starbucks location near Walmart on State Road 54 at Wiregrass Ranch Blvd is opening soon! This photo from late January showed crews almost finished with the exterior and finishing up the interior of the store. No word on the official opening date however …

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Epperson Lagoon Celebrates its Ribbon Cutting

Pasco County is officially home to the first Crystal Lagoon in the United States. Pasco County Commissioners and staff attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 19, 2018 to mark this major development in the Wesley Chapel Community. The Epperson Lagoon will be part of …

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Dirty Bins, Never Again!

We all know how stinky and grimy our trash cans get if we don’t clean them. And how many folks actually do a maintenance clean? Well, worry no more. Wesley Chapel’s new trash can cleaning business will come right to your curb. We come the …

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Package Pirate Arrested in Land O’ Lakes

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, they have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with thousands of dollars of holiday package thefts in the Land O Lakes Area. Deputies spent the afternoon delivering some of the recovered stolen property back to their owners on New …

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Email Issue on Website

A small number of users (about 30 people) received multiple repeated emails from our website today due to an error on a server owned by a third party email service provider. We apologize for this. Although the issue is outside of our control, we have …

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Will it snow in Wesley Chapel this week?

Reading the headlines on social media or even stepping outside today you might believe the hype that snow is coming to Wesley Chapel this week. It turns out, at one point one of the Euro Model forecasts was calling for snow in the Wesley Chapel …

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Amazon Music Unlimited – Free Trial

Attention Wesley Chapel! Do you love music but hate paying for it? Check out Amazon Music Unlimited. With Amazon Music Unlimited, subscribers can listen to tens of millions of the most popular artists, ad-free from wherever and even download their favorite music for offline listening. …

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Wild Hogs Tearing Up Communities in Wesley Chapel

The damage seen above is actually from a wild hog. This issue has been hitting communities such as Estancia at Wiregrass, Meadow Pointe, Arbors, and other Wiregrass area communities for several months. The wild hogs come in at night and destroy entire lawns causing thousands …

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Wesley Chapel Man Arrested for Armed Burglary Attempt (Video)

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: During the early morning hours of 12/5/17, the arrested male, James Pietracatella, was observed on video surveillance entering his neighbor’s back porch with several steak knives in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. James attempted to gain entry into the home …

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Mail Theft Growing Problem in Wesley Chapel

According to reports on social media groups for several Wesley Chapel and Land O Lakes communities, people are having their mail and packages stolen at an alarming rate this holiday season. Residents from Seven Oaks, Estancia, Meadow Pointe, The Lakes, Bridgewater, Lexington Oaks, and more …

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Event to Benefit Injured Pasco Sheriff Deputy

Letter to the editor: “Our Tuesday night Fraternal Order of Police Bingo in Land O’Lakes will be donating this nights profits on December 5, 2017 to Deputy Chris Fern and his Family. Deputy Fern was seriously injured in an off duty vehicle crash. Deputy Fern …

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New Advertising Programs for Wesley Chapel Area!

We are proud to announce two new advertising programs for Wesley Chapel Business Owners! WesleyChapelCommunity.com serves about 1,000 views per day and we are growing each and every week. Our website is a great place to list your business ad and get exposure to thousands …

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Alert: AT&T Users, Restart your device…

Customers have reported trouble making calls for the last couple of hours, however, the company said the problem can be resolved by restarting your phone (it may take multiple restarts). There’s no word yet on the root cause of the problem. According to reports, this issue is …

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Land O’ Lakes Swampfest This Weekend

4 NIGHTS, 24 RIDES, BANDS, BEER GARDEN, LIVE MUSIC, ​1 AMAZING EXPERIENCE ​FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Location Land O’ Lakes Community Center 5401 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard ~ ​​Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639 Hours of Operation Thursday (Preview Night): 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday: 5:00 …

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Multiple Bear Sightings Recently in Wesley Chapel Area

Residents up and down I75 in Wesley Chapel have called 911 to report black bear sightings. FWC (The states Wildlife Law Enforcement Agency) has confirmed that it has been contacted by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and received complaints of bear sightings several days in the …

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