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Car Burglars target Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel

  On 05/04/16 at approximately 10:08pm hours, three unknown subjects entered an older, white Ford Taurus and attempted to enter a newer dark green, Acura TSX within the Seven Oaks Community. Other similar crimes in the area. If you have any information on these burglaries, …

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Amber Alert – Bryan Williams (7 Year Old)

Bryan Williams A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Bryan Williams, a white male, 7 years old, 4 feet tall, 55 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, last seen in 200th block of Northeast Gibson Trailer Parkway in Madison, Florida . He was last seen …

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10th Annual Long Run at the Ranch

The 10th Annual Long Run at the Ranch will be held on April 9th, beginning and ending at John Long MS.  To celebrate our 10th anniversary we’ve added a 10K race, along with the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run we always do. Go to …

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Sprint Store in Wesley Chapel Burglarized by Group

Take a look at the attached video. According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, this took place at a Sprint Wireless store 1821 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel. If you have any information about this burglary, please call 1-800-706-2488 or leave a tip on PascoSheriff.com. …

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Social Media warns of Local Scam Artist

According to posts on the Wesley Chapel Facebook group, several residents allege that the woman pictured below and her boyfriend have attempted to distract and steal from locals in Wesley Chapel. Others have reported the same woman out asking for rides and begging for money. …

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Annual Wesley Chapel Community Egg Hunt 2016

Held at the Grove in front of Cobb Theaters – Egg hunts will be at 11am, 12pm & 1pm on March 26th, including hunts for children with special needs in a designated area. This year’s activities will include Free Bounce Houses, Prizes and Giveaways, Food …

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Coming Soon… Wiregrass Elementary School

Coming soon to Wesley Chapel: Wiregrass Elementary School! The 11-acre, $19.8 million school campus is set to open Aug. 15 along Mansfield Boulevard, across from Dr. John Long Middle School, and will alleviate overcrowding at Double Branch and Sand Pine elementary schools. The school’s inaugural …

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Double Branch and New River Elementary on Lockdown

According to Pasco County Schools, Double Branch Elementary School and New River Elementary School are both on lockdown due to Law Enforcement Activity in the area. Officials say there is no specific threat to the schools. Updates will be posted as available. UPDATE: New River Elementary …

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Deputy killed by wrong way driver

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr, was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Selmon Expressway, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened Saturday around 3 a.m. on the east end of the expressway. According to investigators, Erik McBeth, 31, entered the expressway going …

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Ice Hockey Sports Complex Breaks Ground in Wesley Chapel

BAY NEWS 9 – The new ice hockey and sports complex in Wesley Chapel is several months away from opening its doors. The two-story, 150,000-square-foot building, called Florida Hospital Center Ice, will be the largest ice hockey facility in the state, and it’s already beginning …

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New School Zone Proposals

A new Elementary School will soon begin construction in the Wiregrass area of Wesley Chapel.  In response, Parents are being put on notice that school zones in the Wesley Chapel Area will change. According to Pasco County Schools: “In August 2016, we will be opening …

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Wesley Chapel Man Injured in Drive By Shooting

UPDATE: Suspect identified, and wanted for attempted murder. View Details Here. Pasco Sheriff Deputies say a 37-year-old man was shot while standing outside his Wesley Chapel  home. The incident happened at about 2:20 p.m. ET on Thursday when the victim, a 37-year-old man, was standing outside …

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Kona Ice Now Serving Wesley Chapel

Bringing tropical tunes and cups of fluffy snow everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Wesley Chapel to its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats. The Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area. “The communities’ first taste of our cool …

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Wesley Chapel, Weightman, Quail Hollow schools placed on lockdown

Wesley Chapel Elementary, Quail Hollow Elementary, Weightman Middle, and Wesley Chapel High Schools were all on lockdown for a short time Wednesday morning according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and Pasco County School District. According to news releases, sounds of gunshots were heard and reported to law …

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Watergrass Community Garage Sale

The six subdivisions of the Watergrass Community off of Curley Road in Wesley Chapel will host a community garage sale tomorrow (Saturday) for all to enjoy. Check out the great deals and enjoy.  Comments

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Tampa Premium Outlet Grand Opening Info

Grand Opening Hours Thursday, Oct 29: 10am – 10pm Friday, Oct 30: 10am – 10pm Sat, Oct 31: 10am – 10pm Sun, Nov 1: 10am – 7pm Store Map: Click to download:Tampa Premium Outlets Wesley Chapel Map Are you going to the grand opening?   …

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New Community Development in Wesley Chapel

Progress is underway for a new multi family home community on Chancey Blvd near Estancia at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Road networks are nearing completion. More details will be posted as available. Plans are below. Comments

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Cabela’s coming to Wesley Chapel?

Check out this story from TampaBay.com: “TAMPABAY.COM — Bass Pro Shops could be getting some competition for customers attracted to specialty outdoor mega-stores. This morning, an engineering firm that frequently represents Nebraska-based Cabela’s — a leading specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor …

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Tampa Premium Outlets Update (VIDEO)

WESLEY CHAPEL – Wesley Chapel’s newest attraction, Tampa Premium Outlets, will soon open at the intersection of State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Blvd (State Road 54). For grand opening info check out this page. Check out some recent photos in the video below. Check out …

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Wesley Chapel Burglars Arrested after Multi-County Car Chase

Wesley Chapel residents might catch a break from a series of crimes in the area. Several suspects were arrested Thursday morning in connection with the Wesley Chapel Car Break-ins. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were conducting surveillance near Northwood Palms Road and …

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The future of Wesley Chapel/Wiregrass

Attached is a copy of the latest plans for the Wesley Chapel Wiregrass area. As you can see, there is much planned for our community! For a full resolution copy click the image below (best viewed from a desktop computer): Comments

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Wesley Chapel Car Burglaries and Thefts Update (Video)

Wesley Chapel Burglary and Auto Theft Investigation (Posted to Pasco Sheriff Facebook): During the early morning hours of 10/01/15, three vehicles were stolen out of the driveways of three Wesley Chapel residences. The investigators assigned to the case were able to prove the three thefts …

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Crime Wave in Wesley Chapel Last Night

According to the website CrimeReports.com, there has been a crime wave in the Wesley Chapel Area over the last 48 hours. The public website reports the following from last night (9/30-10/1) alone: Burglary Auto (Northwood) Theft Petit (On Bruce B Downs) Grand Theft Auto (Openfield Loop Meadow Pointe) Burglary …

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New Stoplight at Tampa Premium Outlets Operational

The new stoplight at the entrance to Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel was just turned on live on September 15th.  Drivers should use caution in the area. The light is controlled by a sensor and should only activate when traffic is waiting to turn …

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Event: Seven Oaks Community Garage Sale 2015

The Seven Oaks Semi-Annual Community Wide Garage Sale event will begin Saturday, October 3rd 2015.  The community gates should open in the early morning (usually around 7:00am) allowing access to the communities within. As with years past, there are sure to be some great buys …

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Festival of Flight Wesley Chapel 2015 this Weekend

At American Balloons and Tampa North Flight Center, we pride ourselves in the daily contribution to individual and community wellbeing. We believe that by sharing common values we can increase the opportunity of each individual in the community. We work diligently to strengthen the building …

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Crime Alert: Seven Oaks Area

According to the Pasco Sheriffs Office Facebook Page: On 9/4/15 in the late morning hours, unknown suspects forced entry into two residences in the Seven Oaks subdivision of Wesley Chapel. Items belonging to the homeowners were taken by the suspects. During one of the incidents, …

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Wiregrass Ranch High School PTSA

We have had a very busy and successful beginning of the school year with many events under our belt. Some of the events coming up in October are: Princeton Review ACT Practice and Strategy Session to be held on Saturday, October 17th from 10:30am to …

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Lexington Oaks Women’s Club Fall Bazaar

Lexington Oaks Women’s Club Fall Bazaar Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00-1:00 Lexington Oaks Community Center parking lot 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd, Wesley Chapel Join us for a fund raising event for the LOWC charities Are you a crafter? Do you have products you are looking …

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Drone view of Tampa Premium Outlets (Updated)

Check out this (New) great video we found posted publicly on YouTube from user Jayson Hanes. The video shows a “flyover” view of the Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel. The outlet mall will soon have its grand opening and will feature hundreds of new stores …

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Wawa plans to open a Wesley Chapel location!

Wawa fans rejoice! According to records on file with Pasco County, Wawa is planning to build a new convenience store near the intersection of State Road 56 at State Road 581 (Bruce B Downs).  According to the documents on PascoCountyFl.net, the store will be over …

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Apartments coming to Shops at Wiregrass Mall

Two senior project managers with King Engineering are set to meet with Pasco officials Aug. 11 to talk about a proposed 375-unit complex that could be named Altis at Wiregrass. No other details about the complex were shared in King’s application for a meeting, except …

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Tampa Premium Outlets Grand Opening…

October 29 is the day shoppers in Pasco and Hillsborough County circled on their calendars. That is the day the new Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel will open. The 444,000-square-foot outlet mall is being built at the intersection of State Road 56 and I-75. …

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Wesley Chapel Teenage Burglars to be Released

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, “Two juveniles who had been arrested for breaking into numerous cars in the Bridgewater subdivision are being released from the department of juvenile justice detention facility. Please ensure that you lock your car doors and report any suspicious activity.” …

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Prescribed Burn in Wesley Chapel this Week

The Florida Forest Service (FFS), Withlacoochee Forestry Center will be conducting mitigation work on 485 acres, South of Hwy 54 between Foxridge Blvd and Loury Drive in Pasco County. A prescribed fire will take place the week of July 20, 2015, weather permitting. Prescribed fire …

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Development spree in Wesley Chapel Florida

Tampabay.com – Workers cleared trees and pastures to construct the highway through the Cypress Creek area, designed to relieve traffic congestion and connect Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to Interstate 75. Officials also envisioned the road would one day sustain major commercial and residential development. It …

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Wesley Chapel may get Ford’s Garage restaurant

Check out this article from Suncoast News.com: On the heels of opening their fourth Ford’s Garage restaurant, in Brandon, the owners of the gourmet burger and craft beer eatery are eying a parcel at Cypress Creek Town Center. Founder Mark Brown has scheduled a meeting …

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Chancey Road Extension Shows Progress

Another leg of the Chancey Road Extension is showing significant progress as of Sunday June 28th.  Eventually Chancey Road will connect State Road 581 (Bruce B Downs) on the east to US 301 (Gall Blvd) to the west.  There are a few segments still being …

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List of Stores at Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel

The following stores are located at the new outlet mall on State Road 56 at I75 in Wesley Chapel, otherwise known as Tampa Premium Outlets.  Tampa Premium Outlets 2300 Grand Cypress Drive Lutz, FL 33559 Monday to Saturday 10:00AM-9:00PM Center Office: Sunday 10:00AM-7:00PM (813) …

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Gas station owner removes skimmer in Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel, Florida — A diligent gas station owner in Pasco County is looking out for his customers. He found a skimmer on Wednesday morning then he found another one on Thursday morning and it’s all caught on surveillance video. Just before midnight Wednesday, the …

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Petittion to Widen/Improve Wells Road in Wesley Chapel

A Wesley Chapel High sophomore is working to make the roads safer near her school. As part of Samantha Politano’s Girl Scout project, she’s tackling road safety along Wells Road, which is where three schools – including her high school – are located. Cars are …

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Local property values on the rise!

TBO.COM— Property values in Pasco County grew by nearly $1 billion in 2014, according to preliminary tax estimates released Friday by Appraiser Mike Wells. Wells estimates the total value of taxable property grew by about 4.3 percent in 2014, to $21.2 billion. The growth rate …

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The Ridge at Wiregrass Ranch unveils clubhouse plans

Featuring several pools, a water slide, and a massive indoor facility, The Ridge at Wiregrass Ranch is raising the bar on local communities. The Ridge at Wiregrass Ranch is a community being constructed on State Road 56 just east of Mansfield Blvd on the south …

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New Community: Windermere Estates at Wiregrass

According to public records on file with Pasco County, MI Homes is planning a new community to be known as Windermere Estates at Wiregrass. The community will feature 220 lots with attached homes. Access to the community will be from State Road 56 or Mansfield Blvd. Here …

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Bonterra Apartments – Construction Update

Check out these photos from the new Bonterra Apartment Complex located at the intersection of State Road 56 and Northwood Palms Blvd in Wesley Chapel.  Construction is moving along quickly, and the project appears to be nearing completion. Comments

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New Land O Lakes Lowe’s Now Open

It is official!  The new Land O Lakes Lowe’s is now open. The 152,000-square-foot store is across from the Village Lakes Shopping Center. It is Pasco County’s third Lowe’s location. Wesley Chapel Residents can get to lower by driving west on SR54 to US41. Lowe’s is …

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Alert: Missing Wesley Chapel Teenager

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are searching for 15-year-old Wesley Chapel High School student Briana Cavender. Briana voluntarily left school on April 6 and hasn’t been seen since. She told a teacher that she was feeling sick and needed to go to the infirmary. Brianna never made …

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Chancy Road Extension Underway

Construction crews are hard at work extending Chancy Road in Wesley Chapel. Currently, the road dead ends at the main entrance to Estancia at Wiregrass community. A few weeks ago, crews have started extending this road so that in a few months it will open …

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Wesley Chapel Mercedes dealership to open Wednesday

TBO.COM — Construction crews are working around the clock on the finishing details before Wednesday’s opening of AutoNation’s new $17 million Mercedes-Benz of Wesley Chapel. Executives for the country’s largest automotive retailer gave the Tribune a sneak peek at the new the 47,071-square-foot dealership on State Road 56 …

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FL Hospital Wesley Chapel to grow with $78 Million expansion

Exciting news from Wesley Chapel’s hospital. Just three years after it opened, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will begin construction this summer on a $78 million expansion that will nearly double the number of patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency suites. The expansion will bring the number …

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Construction at Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL – Tampa Premium Outlets, located at the intersection of I75 and State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel began construction just a few months ago and already the progress is showing. Drivers looking south from State Road 56 as they make their way towards State …

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State Road 56 Resurfacing begins next week in Wesley Chapel

According to documents on file with the Florida Department of Transportation, State Road 56 from the Interstate 75 interchange to State Road 581 (Bruce B Downs) will be resurfaced beginning Monday.  The project, estimated to cost nearly 6.8 million dollars, will resurface the entire length …

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Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL (TAMPABAY.COM)— Central Pasco’s chicken wing lovers can rejoice. Land O’Lakes may have missed out on a Hooters restaurant, but Wesley Chapel is poised to become home to a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and its trademarked marketing slogan: “Wings. Beer. Sports.” he …

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Costco coming to new Outlet Mall in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — Costco Wholesale plans to join the membership warehouse market in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area with a 153,000-square-foot store at the Cypress Creek Town Center.  It becomes the latest retailer confirmed for the 540-acre town center, adjacent to the Interstate 75 and …

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Wesley Chapel, Then and Now

Many of us do not remember, but Wesley Chapel was once a mere blip on the map. An area with just a few hundred homes. The intersection of State Road 54 and Bruce B Downs was had single stop sign, and only a few hundred …

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Caught on Camera: Wiregrass Mall

This is a Grand Theft which recently took place at the Sunglass Hut at The Shops at Wiregrass. The two suspects are unidentified and took nearly $1000 in merchandise. Please call 1-800-873-TIPS with any information you might have. Comments

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Maple Glen at Seven Oaks

Welcome to Maple Glen of Seven Oaks! This highly anticipated community is Ryland Homes’ busiest community in the west coast of Florida. With convenient access to I-75 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd, everything you need is only minutes away. In less than five minutes, you …

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Missing: Mother and Children in Pasco County

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing woman and her two children. Deputies believe Krysten Renee Giles left her home on Nov. 11 with her two children Justin Brett Robbins, 2, and Nevaeh Renee Robbins, 8 months. …

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Pasco Sheriff’s Office asks for your input

Check out the following post from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is evaluating and updating its Strategic Plan. The purpose of this plan is to develop a framework for our agency to ensure that we are being responsive to the needs of …

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Wesley Chapel Trick or Treat Guide 2014

Trick or Treat Tips for Wesley Chapel, Florida residents What time is appropriate to Trick-or-Treat? When Halloween falls on a Friday as it does this year, a good time to go out is between 6:30PM and  8:30- 9:00 p.m. Trick or Treating after 9pm is usually considered …

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