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Event: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Murder on the High Seas Fundraiser Dinner Theatre December 5th & 6th, 2014 Doors open at 6:00 Show at 6:30 Wesley Chapel High School Band Room 30651 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 (813) 794-8700 a Whodunit Comedy Set Sail for Disaster in Murder on …

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Chick-fil-A coming to Wesley Chapel

According to documents on file with Pasco County, Chick-fil-A will soon meet with Pasco County officials about plans to build a 4,586-square-foot restaurant with 96 seats inside and 32 seats outside. The Chick-fil-A will be located at the entrance to the Cypress Creek Town Center outlet …

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Card Data Breach at Beef O Brady’s

According to WFLA, there has been a breach of customer card data involving the Beef O Brady’s card processing network. The exact locations or number of persons affected is unknown. Details will be posted here as available. Comments

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Fatal Accident Overnight in Wesley Chapel

A fatality has been reported on Bruce B Downs near the entrance to the Seven Oaks community in Wesley Chapel at Mystic Oak Blvd according to the Florida Highway Patrol. As of 12:05 am on Tuesday morning, Bruce B Downs is closed for investigation. Further  details will …

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ALERT: Escaped Prisoner on SR54 in Lutz/Wesley Chapel Area

Tuesday 11:30 AM: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office officials said Tuesday morning they believe an escaped inmate is no longer in the county. Tuesday 4:00 AM: According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Adams has still not been caught. Adams has relatives in Titusville, and deputies are expanding the …

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Chili’s of Wesley Chapel (Coming Soon)

According to documents filed with the Pasco County Development Review Committee, a new Chili’s restaurant is coming soon at 28444 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, which is just in front of the new Walmart in Wesley Chapel. Approval is expected at the September 11th DRC …

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Cypress Creek Town Center Construction Update

Construction has started on the long awaited Cypress Creek Town Center in Wesley Chapel.  Crews have began clearing and building up the land north of State Road 56 between Wesley Chapel Blvd and I75. When the entire project is completed, the area is expected to …

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New Information Display Signs Installed on 54 and 56

New Dynamic Message Board Display Signs have been installed above State Road 56 and State Road 54 to assist Wesley Chapel commuters with planning their travels to and from work, and about the Wesley Chapel area. The signs are expected to become active soon. Dynamic Message …

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Local Pasco Firefighters Injured Fighting House Fire

According to Bay News 9: Three firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire at a Land O’ Lakes home Saturday night, authorities said. Pasco County firefighters responded to 4048 Cox Drive Land O Lakes at 10 p.m. and found flames coming from the roof …

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Residents of Wesley Chapel’s Fox Ridge want new roads

Wesley Chapel – Many of Wesley Chapel’s neighborhoods feature quality paved roadways that are paid for by either HOA or CDD assessments. Unfortunately for residents of Fox Ridge,  their roads were created by the, “Pasco Heights Road and Bridge District” which has since become nearly …

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Wesley Chapel Walmart Opening Date

OPENING: August 13, 2014 at 7:30 A.M. – Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening @ Walmart Store #341828500 State Road 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Wesley Chapel Walmart – (813) 262-2622 It’s Here!!!  Join us for the exciting Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Event to be held at your …

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New Florida Law: Left Lane is for Passing

Driving below the speed of traffic in the left hand lane of any multilane road in Florida is not only annoying, it is now illegal thanks to 2014 revisions to Florida’s Laws. According to the newly revised Florida State Statute 316.081, “a driver may not …

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New Lowe’s is Under Construction in Land O Lakes

Check out this news clip and photo from the Laker: “The walls are now up on the long-awaited Lowe’s, being constructed on 42 acres of land on State Road 54 just east of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. The 152,000-square-foot store is expected to open by …

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Mercedes Benz of Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — (TBO.COM) AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, will open Pasco’s first Mercedes-Benz dealership by the end of 2014. Marc Cannon, senior vice president of the Fort Lauderdale-based corporation, said the company is acquiring permits now and plans to break ground this spring …

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Stay Informed: Upcoming County Budget Community Meetings

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners will host four community meetings to discuss several topics including the 2014-15 Proposed Budget, results of the 2014 citizen surveys and the future direction of the County. The Board of County Commissioners will use the opinions and ideas …

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Racetrac of Wesley Chapel Coming Soon

According to plans filed with Pasco County, Racetrac Gas Station is coming soon to the intersection of State Road 56 and Northwood Palms Blvd in Wesley Chapel.  The gas station is working out it’s layout with the Pasco County DRC, but could completed before the …

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Getting to know Mike Moore for Pasco County Commisioner

(TBO.com) Chairman of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club, Mike Moore has picked up a slew of endorsements from the likes of House Speaker Will Weatherford, future speaker Richard Corcoran, Sheriff Chris Nocco, and state senators John Legg and Wilton Simpson. Commission Chairman Jack Mariano also …

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Increase of Wesley Chapel Burglaries could be Prevented

According to statistics from CrimeReports.com via the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Residential Burglaries are happening in the Wesley Chapel Area more than in months past. Check out this info from the Florida Sheriff’s Association: Burglary is the most common threat to our home. In fact, according …

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Wesley Chapel Homeowner Shoots at Burglar in his Home

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – It was after midnight. The Grays were fast asleep in their home off Boyette Oaks Place in Wesley Chapel. Their two kids and their months-old grandson were tucked away across the hall. Then Connee Gray heard her bedroom doorknob turn. She …

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Wesley Chapel Wal-Mart Supercenter set for summer debut

Scheduled Grand Opening:  August 13, 2014 WESLEY CHAPEL — Need evidence Florida’s economy has emerged from the recession? Look no farther than the intersection of State Road 54 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, where Wal-Mart Stores is building a giant new supercenter slated to open …

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Used cars coming to Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL – Wesley Chapel Honda and Wesley Chapel Toyota are going to get quite a bit bigger. The owner of the dealerships along State Road 54, Williams Automotive Group, announced this week it will add a pre-owned sales center to its existing facility. It …

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The cost of “raising” property taxes

Issue: It is that time of year again. Your county commissioners are debating the budget, and the discussion is getting heated. Commissioners are not on the same page when it comes to what they think is best for the county. Since this is an issue …

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Community Job Fair Wed, July 9

The Pasco School District is partnering with county agencies, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and local chambers to present a job fair 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Land O’ Lakes High School, 20325 Gator Lane. Representatives will appear from the school district, sheriff’s office, Pasco …

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Battle of ice rink rivals heating up in Wesley Chapel

(TBO.COM) Laura Kinsler — When Gordie Zimmermann announced plans last month for a massive ice skating complex on Interstate 75, it seemed to put an end to speculation about where Pasco’s first ice rink would be built. But rival Pat DeLorenzo said he hasn’t given …

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Missing Endangered Adult in Wesley Chapel

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kathleen Sherman Davis DOB 4/22/58. She has brown hair, brown eyes and is 5′ 4″ weighing approximately 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue skirt, white blouse. Davis wast seen by her husband at 4pm on …

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Hazard Lights while Driving in Rain Illegal

Something that is often asked on Facebook and Twitter, “Is it legal for drivers use their hazard lights while driving in the rain?” In Florida, it is illegal to drive with your hazard lights. Hazards lights are for stopped vehicles only, officials say. The one and …

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Estancia at Wiregrass Grand Opening

WESLEY CHAPEL – Standard Pacific Homes today announced the grand opening of Estancia at Wiregrass, a master-planned resort-style community situated in the heart of Wesley Chapel. This weekend marks the debut of three of the six neighborhoods that comprise the first phase of Estancia at …

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Dairy Queen, Tuffy land sold in Wesley Chapel

(THE LAKER/LUTZ NEWS) The land under a Dairy Queen and a Tuffy Service Center in Wesley Chapel has a new owner from Kentucky. An acre of land at 27329 Wesley Chapel Blvd., sold last week for $2.35 million to Monticello Properties LLC. That company is …

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School year ends for Pasco students

TBO.COM | WESLEY CHAPEL — School children across Pasco County raced into summer Tuesday as the 2013-14 academic year came to a close. For some, the summer will be a time of transition as they prepare to move from elementary school to middle school, or …

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Photos of New Ice & Sports Complex in Wesley Chapel

Check out these photos from the new New Ice & Sports Complex in Wesley Chapel.   Proposed Building: 150,500 SF 4 Hockey Rinks Proposed Parking: 460 Spaces Proposed Pond: 1.1 AC (8.8% of Developable Land) Total Acreage: 12.5 AC More information will be posted as …

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Pasco wins millions for projects, avoid vetoes by Scott

This article from TampaBay.com highlights some appropriations that Wesley Chapel Residents will enjoy thanks to the last legislative session. “The arts center at Pasco-Hernando State College was thought to be imperiled after Florida TaxWatch flagged the $10 million spending request two weeks ago, lumping it …

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Wesley Chapel Chevy dealer boosts staff for recall surge

General Motors’ flood of recalls has bumped up the service business at Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel by about 40 percent. Susan Cash, the Florida dealership’s service director, says the recalls present an opportunity to build business after the dealership opened last year. GM has recalled …

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Pasco Sheriff’s Office Survey

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is asking for your input! Please Share with your Pasco County Neighbors using the share links below: There are only a few days left to take the 2014 Pasco Sheriff’s Office Citizen Survey. Saturday, May 31 will be the last day, …

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Wesley Chapel Walmart to Hire Up to 300

The new Walmart of Wesley Chapel is slated to open this summer (possibly in July) on State Road 54 near Bruce B Downs in Wesley Chapel. The store is now beginning to hire up to 300 people to work in the store which will be located of …

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Great ice race is off and running in Wesley Chapel

Two developers are competing to be the first to close a deal for Wesley Chapel’s first ice skating facility. Gordie Zimmermann, who was involved in Brandon’s Ice Sports Forum, made headlines in February when he announced plans for a $20 million ice facility just off …

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Elevated Toll Road Project Tossed Out by State

BAYNEWS9.COM – The state has decided not to move forward with the elevated toll road project in Pasco County. It’s considered good news for some county leaders and residents who have been fighting against it. The biggest opponent to the elevated toll road is the …

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Wesley Chapel High to host Swiftmud flood meeting

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is hosting a meeting May 22 at Wesley Chapel High School to gather information about flood-prone areas in Pasco County. The meeting is geared toward people who live in the New River/Upper Hillsborough River watershed, which encompasses a good …

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Veterans Elementary School Annual Art Show This Week

Veterans Elementary School will have their Annual Art Show this Thursday May 8th  in the school cafeteria.  The Art Show will begin at 5:30 and conclude at 7:30pm.  Each student will have one work of art on display at the Art Show.  Winn Dixie has generously …

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Feds OK new Wesley Chapel I-75 interchange

TBO.COM — Pasco County has received preliminary approval from the Federal Highway Administration to convert Overpass Road into a full access interchange with Interstate 75. Click here to view a full page on this topic which includes maps, and the projected locations of the new …

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FRAUD ALERT: Unpaid Toll Notice

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued a warning about a new scam hitting your mailbox. Residents have received this very official “Final Warning Notice” from a company called “Toll Enforcement, LLC.” These notices instruct recipients to pay their late $7 toll as well as …

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The Fresh Market at Wiregrass

The Fresh Market at Wiregrass features 50+ vendors located in the heart of the shopping center on Paseo Drive.  Expect to find a variety of Local, Certified Organic, Hydroponic and Conventional Produce, Florida Grown Plants, Herbs and Flowers, Organic Garden Food/Supplies, Locally Made Take-Home Foods such as …

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Wesley Chapel in for a Rainy Morning

Be prepared for a wet morning! Rain with a 80% chance of thunderstorms this morning, mainly cloudy during the afternoon with a few showers. Leave a few extra minutes for your drive to work. The high will be around 74F. Winds W at 10 to …

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Why do we need an Elevated Toll Road?

Many Pasco County residents have varying strong opinions on the proposed FL 54 Xpress project, which calls for an elevated toll road to be placed along SR54 from New Port Richey to SR 56 in Wesley Chapel. With all of the buzz around this project, …

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Save Money, Don’t renew your Tag for more than a year!

Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano warns that a piece of legislation, which is awaiting the governor’s signature, contains a provision that will exclude 756,000 motor vehicle owners statewide from the benefits of the bill. The legislation, which will become effective on September 1, 2014, …

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Seven Oaks Community to Add 96 Townhomes

According to documents filed with Pasco County’s Development Review Committee, the Seven Oaks Community will soon be home to 96 new single family town homes built by The Ryland Group. The town home community will feature it’s own clubhouse, dog park, as well as an open …

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Wesley Chapel Mercedes-Benz Dealership Coming Soon

WESLEY CHAPEL (VIA TBO.COM) AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, will open Pasco’s first Mercedes-Benz dealership by the end of the year. Marc Cannon, senior vice president of the Fort Lauderdale-based corporation, said the company is acquiring permits now and plans to break ground this …

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Not everyone is in favor of the Elevated Toll Road

WESLEY CHAPEL (VIA BAY NEWS 9) – Jason Amerson lives in Stonegate, one of several communities along the State Road 54/56 corridor speaking out against plans for an elevated toll road. “We fled Hillsborough County,” Amerson said. “We specifically sought this area because of its …

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Here comes Wesley Chapel’s housing boom

WESLEY CHAPEL (TBO.COM) – Wesley Chapel is about to experience a housing boom it hasn’t seen since the 2008 financial crisis as construction gets underway on residential projects that were on the shelf for years. The building and permitting activity spans all markets, from single-family …

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Community Sponsor: Diaz Insurance Group, Inc.

We want to welcome our first Wesley Chapel Community Sponsor, Diaz Insurance Group, Inc.! “As an independent insurance agent for over 31 years, my priority is respectability & reliability. Representing over 20 “A” rated carriers gives me the flexibility to choose the right company for your …

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Deputies: Semi-nude Pasco teacher’s aide charged with DUI

(TBO.COM) WESLEY CHAPEL – A middle school classroom teacher’s aide was arrested early Saturday morning after she was pulled over for speeding and found to be driving under the influence in Wesley Chapel, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Kristi Faye …

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Robbery Suspect: Do you know Christopher Nelson?

UPDATE:  Suspect Identified, still not located… Between 02/17/14 and 02/18/14, Christopher Nelson robbed a Chase Bank in Brandon, a SunTrust bank in Wesley Chapel, and two Wells Fargo Banks in Zephyrhills. On all occasions Christopher entered the bank and handed a note to the teller …

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Wesley Chapel Health and Fitness Fair 2014

February 23, 2014 at The Shops At Wiregrass from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. 5K Walk to benefit the American Diabetes FoundationWalk begins at 11:00 a.m. walk flyer   100+ Health and Fitness Exhibitors Expo times 12:00- 6:00   Activities for children including the Shriner Clowns Live Demonstrations …

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Wesley Chapel wants Major League team

Pasco County wants to fill its new sports complex with a big league baseball team, and they’ll make a pitch to become a Spring Training destination Thursday. Major League Baseball teams from around the country practice and play in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and other cities on the …

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WCAA Lacrosse’s New Competitive Team

In Partnership with St. Leo University Lacrosse! WCAA Lacrosse is excited to announce the recent partnership with St. Leo University Lacrosse. This partnership will bring St. Leo Lacrosse coaches to our youth program to work with our players! The Pasco Lions will replace the Tampa …

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Changes awaits Florida Retirement System

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Retirement System is far from broke — actuaries consider it quite healthy — but Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders are determined to fix what they see as its potential financial pitfalls. The debate will play out against a backdrop of …

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Florida Medical Clinic plans new facility in Wesley Chapel

Florida Medical Clinic plans to bring a 85,000 square foot, 200 doctor medical facility in Wesley Chapel. WESLEY CHAPEL — Florida Medical Clinic has confirmed plans to build a three-story medical building at Wiregrass Ranch between Florida Hospital and The Shops at Wiregrass. The nearly …

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Take a look at the new Tampa International Airport

This may not be a “Wesley Chapel” area project, but since many of us visit the Airport, we thought you might find it interesting!  Check out the slideshow above, and leave your comments below: Take a glimpse at the future of Tampa International Airport: When …

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Wesley Chapel Theater Shooting 911 Call

Moviegoers tried desperately to save a Florida father after he was shot in the chest during a dispute over texting before a screening of “Lone Survivor,” 911 calls released Friday showed. “Come on, buddy, breathe! Breathe!” one caller can be heard urging mortally wounded Chad …

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PHCC is now Pasco Hernando State College

The Pasco-Hernando Community College is now a state college. The newly-minted Pasco-Hernando State College will be among the 28 state colleges in Florida. The new name will mark new beginnings at the Pasco-Hernando Wesley Chapel campus.  Now that it’s a state college, it will offer …

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Pasco Approves Wesley Chapel Baseball Complex

WESLEY CHAPEL – Pasco County commissioners took a major step in becoming Florida’s baseball mecca — voting unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with Blue Marble Strategic to build a $34-million, 19-field sports complex at Wiregrass Ranch. “We’re elated — ecstatic,” Blue Marble founder James …

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Shootings at Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel

UPDATE: 6:00 PM: (Bay News 9) An altercation between two couples at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday led to a shooting that left a man dead, authorities said. The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer. He has been arrested on a …

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50 Things we learned over the last year

Check out this interesting excerpt from TBO.com, and leave your comments below: Here are 50 other stories of fresh discoveries during the past year that may have escaped your attention: Here are 50 other stories of fresh discoveries during the past year that may have …

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Wondering Where To Go This New Years Eve?

The Tampa Bay area is filled with parties, fireworks and fun this New Years Eve. If you’re having a hard time deciding what you should do, see below for a list of a few of the local events and their times happening tonight! And as …

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New Mandatory Water Restrictions Imposed

Due to reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted last week to implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. The Governing Board enacted Phase II restrictions for lawn watering throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and …

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Get 10% off Anything in Target after Security Breach

This week, Target confirmed that hackers may have stolen millions of customers’ credit and debit card information in a security breach. But the retailer is offering a consolation prize: 10% off if the customers return to shop again this weekend. Target’s CEO issued a formal apology to …

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Wesley Chapel home with 50,000 light holiday show

Check out this holiday story from TBO.com spotlighting a Wesley Chapel couple with 50,000+ holiday lights on their Lexington Oaks home! WESLEY CHAPEL – For years, Denise Luppino would dress up her small North Oaks condo in New Tampa for the holiday season. Her decorations …

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