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bartels logoBy Kelly Miller

When school resumes in Hillsborough County on August 19, there will be a new, non-magnet K-8 Center in New Tampa —the Turner/Bartels K-8 School — and some big announcements for the new school have been made in recent weeks. [click to continue…]

Mark Eisenberg and Joyce Staford were arrested on July 25 at Eisenberg's Wesley Chapel home. He was arrested for numerous drugs and weapons charges and remains in custody.

Mark Eisenberg and Joyce Stafford were arrested on July 25 at Eisenberg’s Wesley Chapel home. He was arrested on numerous drugs and weapons charges and remains in custody.

By Matt Wiley

You never know what your neighbors are up to. As it turns out, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) has made a major drug and weapons bust, right here in Wesley Chapel. [click to continue…]

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (left) was the featured speaker at one of the most recent New Tampa Chamber of Commerce luncheons presided over by New Tampa Chamber president Neil Heird (right). On July 25, the New Tampa Chamber agreed, in principle, to merge with the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (left) was the featured speaker at one of the most recent New Tampa Chamber of Commerce luncheons presided over by New Tampa Chamber president Neil Heird (right). On July 25, the New Tampa Chamber agreed, in principle, to merge with the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

By Gary Nager

A New Tampa & Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News Exclusive! The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce and New Tampa Chamber of Commerce are set to join forces to better serve the business community in our area. [click to continue…]

ymcaswimmingwebBy Matt Wiley

Living in Florida, one of the most important skills your child needs to have is the ability to swim. For many in our area, homes often come with pools, so the skills can even be taught right at home. But, for some families, access to a pool is a luxury not available in the budget. [click to continue…]

HART Hearing Draws Crowd, Public Comments About Route 51X Change

July 22, 2014

By Matt Wiley Opinions now officially are on the record, as New Tampa and Wesley Chapel riders of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Route 51X had a chance to sound off about proposed changes to the area’s only bus route during a public hearing at the New Tampa Regional Library on July 8.

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County Approves Request For Proposals For Land Opposite Hunter’s Green

July 18, 2014

By Matt Wiley Just more than a month since a meeting was held to gather public comments about what to do with the land across Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. from Hunter’s Green in New Tampa, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a private-public partnership […]

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Freedom Fest Lights Up The Night At Wiregrass Mall

July 17, 2014

By Gary Nager If you weren’t one of the thousands of people on hand when the Rotary Cub of Wesley Chapel (noon, which meets Wednesdays for lunch at Ciao! Italian Bistro in the Shops at Wiregrass mall) hosted its third annual Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC) Freedom Festival on July 3 at the mall, you […]

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Pebble Creek Residents Could Become County Utilities Customers

July 21, 2014

By Matt Wiley After their existing provider proposed serious rate hikes to customers in Pebble Creek last year, Hillsborough County is making moves to take over water utility services in New Tampa’s oldest community.

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Café Don José — Authentic Spanish Cuisine, Minutes From New Tampa!

July 21, 2014

By Gary Nager I can honestly say that I have been a customer/fan of Café Don José, now located on N. 56th St. (between Fowler and Fletcher Aves.) in Temple Terrace, since before I purchased the Neighborhood News in 1994.

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Check Out Sprinkles Ice Cream Next To Target

July 19, 2014

By Gary Nager If you and your family like delicious ice cream floats to cool you off during the dog days of summer (and who doesn’t?), you’re in luck, as Sprinkles Ice Cream Parlor — which has been open for several months at 1219 BBD, in the Northwood Plaza next to the SuperTarget (at the […]

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Pincher’s Opens, Buffalo Wild Wings & Chuck E. Cheese

July 19, 2014

By Gary Nager On July 3, just in time for the Wesley Chapel Rotary Club’s annual “Freedom Festival” at the Shops at Wiregrass mall (see page 58 of this issue), the new Pinchers Crab Shack opened its doors in the mall (at 28330 Paseo Dr., in the space previously occupied by the Aja Wiregrass night […]

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Ribbon Cutting Season Still Strong In Wesley Chapel

July 19, 2014

By Gary Nager Among the other local businesses that have cut ribbons or had a Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) mixer in the past 30-45 days include Southern Crafted Homes at Quail Woods (June 6);  RP&G Printing and AFLAC (June 12); the Danny Burgess Campaign Office (for District 38, June 18), the new […]

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