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IMG_0185(1)By Gary Nager

I would be really remiss if I didn’t thank Kelly Mothershead of A Focus on Fitness Transformation Studio for her amazing stint as the president of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel (Noon; see pg. 16), an organization to which I’m proud to belong. [click to continue…]

ford's garageIf craft beer and premium burgers are your thing, you’re in luck, as the popular Ford’s Garage concept is rolling its way up the west coast of the state and could be arriving in Wesley Chapel on the north side of Cypress Creek Town Center Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in the near future.

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Carlos Enrique Berrios

Carlos Enrique Berrios

It’s a bad idea to sell drugs. It’s a worse idea to sell drugs near a school, especially to an undercover Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputy, as one Wesley Chapel man recently found out the hard way. [click to continue…]

Construction continues on the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Wesley Chapel along S.R. 56.

Construction continues on the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Wesley Chapel along S.R. 56.

For the past several months, the new Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) has been rising at the intersection of S.R. 56 and Cypress Ridge Blvd. in Wesley Chapel and an official opening date has been set.

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Hearing To Rezone, Add 1,400 Homes To K-Bar Postponed Until July

June 22, 2015

By Matt Wiley Homebuilder/developer M/I Homes has spent months preparing a new Development Order (DO) to add more than a thousand additional homes to the K-Bar Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in northeast New Tampa, and after two continuances, representatives finally have set a date to present their case to the Tampa City Council […]

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WCH Wrestling Coach Obtained Underage Nudes With Fake Online Persona

June 19, 2015

These days, it’s hard to tell if people are who they appear to be on social media, and a recent case in Wesley Chapel is a prime example, in which an adult posed as a minor online to obtain nude photos of more than 40 juveniles.

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New Tampa Army Vet SSG Alex Dillman Retires

June 19, 2015

By Matt Wiley A room full of men and women in uniform, friends and family members and elected officials stand facing a soldier seated under an American flag and let out a thunderous round of applause. Decorated in medals—including the Purple Heart—Cory Lake Isles resident Staff Sergeant Alex Dillman listens as many in the room […]

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My Sister Bonnie, aka ‘Lady Wolverine,’ On Her Way To Recovery

June 18, 2015

By Gary Nager Long-time readers of this publication know that I have only one sibling — my sister Bonnie — who lives in Villanova, PA. Because it’s probably been a dozen years since I wrote anything about her in these pages, you may not know that Bonnie won her first of about 30 amateur, all-natural […]

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Wiregrass Ranch Commercial Development Update: Chase Coming, Publix Moving

June 17, 2015

It’s been nearly a year since the new Walmart opened along S.R. 54 in the Wiregrass Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in Wesley Chapel, and it’s no secret that more development would follow. Since Walmart opened last August, Chili’s opened its doors out front in February, a new Advanced Auto Parts store has sprouted, […]

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Our Exclusive 2015 New Tampa Hurricane Preparedness Guide!

June 19, 2015

By Matt Wiley Hurricane season 2015 officially started on June 1, but the Atlantic basin already has seen two named storms (Ana & Bill), so it’s important to stay prepared throughout the season. Here’s our exclusive guide to staying ready for the summer/fall storms in New Tampa.

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SteinMart To Become A Bealls Outlet Store

June 19, 2015

By Gary Nager It’s only been a few months since the SteinMart store at 16061 Tampa Palms Blvd. in the City Plaza at Tampa Palms shopping center closed, but signs recently went up on the former SteinMart location (photo, left) and along BBD announcing that the store will become a Bealls Outlet, the deeply discounted […]

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Zaytoun Mediterranean Grill Opening Soon

June 19, 2015

By Gary Nager If you like authentic Middle Eastern food, Zaytoun Mediterranean Grill is getting ready to open soon, perhaps by the end of this month or the first week in July, in a new strip plaza located adjacent to the Publix shopping center on Cross Creek Blvd. near Morris Bridge Rd. In fact, the […]

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Tampa Palms Bank Of America To Close Drive-Through Lanes 

June 19, 2015

By Matt Wiley If you frequently use the drive-through lanes at the Bank of America (BoA) in Tampa Palms (photo, right), you may want to seek another branch in the New Tampa area, as the international banking giant has announced that the teller lanes at 14 bank branches across the Bay area will be shut […]

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