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You can hear their drone at night, and with all the rain the New Tampa area has received recently, they’re only going to get worse. What many consider the state bird, the mosquito is stirring up trouble in Hillsborough County and officials are warning residents to be wary of the pesky insects. [click to continue…]

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After three violent robberies, including kidnapping and a carjacking in New Tampa, the Tampa Police Department (TPD) reports that a teenage suspect is in custody.  [click to continue…]

WC Home Builder MapWesley Chapel Leading The Growth In Pasco, K-Bar Ranch Driving New Tampa’s Completion

When you’ve been doing the same job for more than 21 years, you’re likely to see a lot of things change.

Well, in my capacity as the publisher and editor of the Neighborhood News for New Tampa and Wesley Chapel since 1994, I’ve seen housing booms and housing busts come and go — with the biggest boom hitting New Tampa and Wesley Chapel in 2004-06 (followed by the bursting of the local housing bubble in 2007-08). [click to continue…]

Tampa Premium Outlets rendering 3webWhile Pasco County building permits have painted a much more complete picture of what stores will fill the future Tampa Premium Outlets mall when it opens for business in October on S.R. 56, Simon Property Group has released its first “official” wave of stores announcement.

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Tampa Premium Outlets Driving Traffic Ahead Of Mall Opening

July 20, 2015

It’s said that, “If there’s a will, there’s a way,” and that seems to be the work ethic of the crews currently hustling to finish Simon Property Group’s newest outlet mall -— the Tampa Premium Outlets on S.R. 56 — in time for a planned October opening in the Cypress Creek Town Center (CCTC) Development […]

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New Tampa CVS Robbed, Suspect In Custody After Apartment Standoff

July 17, 2015

A suspect is in custody, following an armed robbery and SWAT Team standoff in New Tampa.

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K-Bar Ranch Driving Growth In New Tampa

July 17, 2015

By Gary Nager When you’ve been doing the same job for more than 21 years, you’re likely to see a lot of things change. Well, in my capacity as the publisher and editor of the Neighborhood News for New Tampa and Wesley Chapel since 1994, I’ve seen housing booms and housing busts come and go — […]

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Wesley Chapel Doctor Charged With $100,000 In Medicaid Fraud

July 16, 2015

A Wesley Chapel doctor and his former spouse have been charged with allegedly filing thousands of dollars in false Medicaid claims for medical services that never were given.

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Tampa Premium Outlets Announces Oct. 29 Grand Opening, Job Fair Aug. 27

July 15, 2015

After seven months of construction, it’s official: Simon’s Tampa Premium Outlets mall officially will open on Thursday, October 29, and a job fair has been announced.

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Our Exclusive 2015 After-School Activity Guide

July 13, 2015

Don’t miss your chance to be in this year’s 2015 After School Activity Guide by filling out the form below. With more than 100,000 readers, our New Tampa and Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News After School Activity Guide is the perfect way to promote your unique after school program.

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Zaytoun Mediterranean Grill Now Open

July 10, 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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WCCC Tours New Mercedes-Benz Of Wesley Chapel Dealership

July 7, 2015

It’s a classic symbol of wealth and, well, class. The Mercedes-Benz name is one of the most easily recognizable among luxury vehicles and there’s a whole building full of them on S.R. 56 in Wesley Chapel that’s just as lush as the interior of one the company’s popular automobiles.

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MyPasco App Puts County In Residents’ Hands

July 7, 2015

By Matt Wiley Wesley Chapel residents now can carry Pasco County around with them in their pockets. Well, the county’s new mobile application, anyway.

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Fasano To Charter Committee: ‘Is The System Broken?’

July 6, 2015

By Matt Wiley Pasco County Tax Collector and former Florida State Senator Mike Fasano is not a fan of changing the way the county’s government is structured and Fasano wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion during the second meeting of the advisory committee that’s currently weighing the options of changing to a charter form of […]

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Editorial: Wesley Chapel Named One Of The Best Places For Families

July 2, 2015

If you read the print version of this publication, you live here in Wesley Chapel, so you know. But, in case you didn’t, Wesley Chapel is a great place to raise a family. That’s not just an opinion, either, as the number crunchers over at consumer advocacy website NerdWallet.com have analyzed the data to prove […]

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Fake Traveler’s Check Used At WC Target

July 1, 2015

Although they might seem dated, it seems that it’s still possible to write a traveler’s check for purchases, as an unknown suspect recently wrote a fake one at a local store just north of New Tampa ,and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) needs the public’s help tracking her down.

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Congrats To Kelly Mothershead & The Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Club

June 29, 2015

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.

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Ford’s Garage Coming To Cypress Creek Town Center

June 26, 2015

If 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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New Tampa Vet Alex Dillman Retires

June 19, 2015

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

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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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Who’s in Control of the Online Marketing World?

July 31, 2015

The online world has changed the way we look at and buy products or services. Online marketing is all about capturing the customer and being present at the right time while they’re searching, emailing, watching videos, etc. And now that you have this huge online world on your mobile devices, it’s essentially everywhere, all the […]

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Wesley Chapel’s Ayana Stewart Earns Society Of Professional Journalists Award At UF

July 30, 2015

By Matt Wiley It’s always been challenging to earn a living as a journalist, but one Wesley Chapel native has a bright future ahead of her. You may even have seen her byline on a recent crime story out of our area that appeared in a local daily newspaper. 

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FHWC Hosts Men’s Health Seminar

July 30, 2015

Medical technology and treatments keep progressing, often times more quickly than hospitals can keep up with, even if they had unlimited resources to pay for them. However, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC, located off Bruce B. Downs [BBD] Blvd.) does a good job of staying at the forefront of technological innovation and offering new treatments […]

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Help Two WCAA Softball Teams Get To Dixie League World Series!

July 30, 2015

By Matt Wiley It’s one thing for a youth sports team from any town to compete for the title of the best in the U.S., but having two teams from Wesley Chapel competing for that title is something completely different.

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Pasco Elections Supervisor Says Charter Gov’t Comes With Price Tag

July 30, 2015

As the county’s appointed Charter Advisory Committee (CAC) continues to decide whether or not to pursue drawing up a new structure for Pasco’s government, the group recently heard from Pasco’s supervisor of elections Brian Corley (photo), who painted an expensive picture of what a new form of government could entail.

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Judge Steps Away From Grove 16 Shooting Trial

July 30, 2015

It’s been nearly two years since retired Tampa Police Department (TPD) captain Curtis Reeves allegedly shot a man in the Cobb Theatres Grove 16 movie theater (located in The Grove shopping plaza) in Wesley Chapel, and the judge who has overseen the repeatedly delayed case to date has now officially stepped away from it.

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Consulting Firm Recommends Indoor Sports Facility For Wiregrass Ranch

July 29, 2015

By Matt Wiley After several months of study by a private consulting firm, a final report has been submitted to Pasco County about what should be done with the land that was dedicated for a sports facility in the Wiregrass Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI).

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Why You Should Check Our Website & Facebook Page Daily!

July 29, 2015

Like most adults who remember watching “The Wonder Years” when it was on TV, I’m still doing everything I can not to get too involved with technology, even though I can use my cell phone to play games or search the internet.

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Which Social Platforms Should Your Business be Using?

July 28, 2015

Many business owners are jumping into social media advertising and marketing without researching which would work best for the product or service they provide. The first thing to keep in mind is figuring out your ideal audience, and how you’ll reach them. Sometimes it comes down to realizing that not all companies can be effective […]

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