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dogparkBy Matt Wiley

After more than a year of fund raising and working with the City of Tampa, work officially is under way at the New Tampa Rotary Dog Park in Tampa Palms, which could be open in about two months. [click to continue…]

Pasco County School District officials, Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff and Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce ambassadors cut a ribbon at the District's fifth Health & Wellness Center at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School on March 24.

Pasco County School District officials, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff and Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce ambassadors cut a ribbon at the District’s fifth Health & Wellness Center at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School on March 24.

By Matt Wiley

Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel is known as a place of learning. However, it now also will be known as a place of health and wellness, as the Pasco County School District (PCSD) has opened a new Health & Wellness Center (HWC) at the school.  [click to continue…]

fhpA man has died, following a Wesley Chapel crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. [click to continue…]

Hayleigh Lyn Normandin

Hayleigh Lyn Normandin

A Wesley Chapel woman has been charged with child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer, after a pizza delivery driver found her child outside her residence wearing only a diaper.

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Man Arrested For Exposing Himself In Seven Oaks

March 16, 2015

By Matt Wiley After repeated reports of a man exposing himself and masturbating in public in Wesley Chapel, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports that a suspect is in custody.

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Pasco Officials Weigh Options For Wiregrass Sports Complex

March 13, 2015

By Matt Wiley It’s been about two months since the deal to build a massive youth baseball complex in the Wiregrass Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI) was terminated, and Pasco County officials are trying to figure out the next step for the project.

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Rained Out Jazz Festival Rescheduled For Mar. 28!; No Word On Fitness Fest

March 13, 2015

With outdoor events, it’s always tough to bet on the weather, especially here in Florida, and unfortunately, this year’s second annual Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) Health & Fitness Festival (photo) and second Wesley Chapel Family Jazz Festival both fell victim to an entire day of heavy rains on Feb. 28, leading organizers […]

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First Shots On Goal Taken At Ice Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

March 13, 2015

By Matt Wiley There’s a chill in the air in Wesley Chapel. Or, at least, that was the theme during the groundbreaking ceremony on February 24 for the tentatively named (see below) Cypress Creek Ice & Sports Complex, located off S.R. 56.

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Wesley Chapel Man Missing Since Sunday

March 11, 2015

By Matt Wiley A Wesley Chapel man is missing and hasn’t been heard from since Sunday.

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Tampa Bay Beer Week 2015: Events In Our Area

March 10, 2015

It’s officially the third annual Tampa Bay Beer Week, and there are events celebrating barley, hops and malt all over town, including a few right here in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel.

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Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Announces $78-million Expansion

March 9, 2015

By Matt Wiley It’s the newest and largest hospital in our area, but Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC) already is planning an aggressive expansion at its Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. campus in the Wiregrass Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI).

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Three Found Dead In Apparent Murder/Suicide In Pebble Creek

March 8, 2015

Three people are dead in Pebble Creek, following what the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is calling a murder/suicide.

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D’Alessio Ristorante To Close

March 5, 2015

Popular Wesley Chapel Italian restaurant D’Alessio Ristorante, located in the Shoppes of Wesley Chapel off Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., could close by the end of the weekend.

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Get Out & Vote In Tomorrow’s Tampa City Election

March 2, 2015

Although the race for New Tampa’s City Council District 7 seat already has been decided, you should still get out and vote in this year’s non-partisan municipal election on Tuesday, March 3. 

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An Exclusive Interview With Player Struck By Former USF Coach Jim Leavitt

February 27, 2015

By Gary Nager I have known Joel Miller (photo) since he and my older son Jared played youth football together on the New Tampa Wildcats at age 12 or 13. Now 26, following an outstanding high school football career at New Tampa’s Paul R. Wharton High, Miller’s college football career — and his life — […]

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Player Struck By Former USF Coach Jim Leavitt Didn’t Break Story

February 25, 2015

In 2010, former USF coach Jim Leavitt was fired for allegedly striking former Bulls player, Joel Miller, who recently told his side of the story to the Neighborhood News. Click through for clips from the interview.

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Cypress Creek Ice & Sports Complex Officially Breaks Ground

February 24, 2015

By Matt Wiley Wesley Chapel’s claim to ice hockey fame could open late this year, if all goes to developer Gordie Zimmermann (of Z Mitch, LLC)’s plan, who officially broke ground on the state’s largest ice hockey facility in our area this morning. 

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Culver’s Coming To Cypress Creek Town Center

February 23, 2015

As development kicks into high gear in the Cypress Creek Town Center Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in Wesley Chapel, more tenants are announcing plans to move into the area. Most recently, Culver’s has scheduled a meeting with Pasco County officials to discuss their plans for a site along S.R. 56 that could be under […]

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Chili’s Of Wesley Chapel Is Now Open

February 17, 2015

If you’ve been looking forward to the opening of Wesley Chapel’s newest “neighborhood” bar, the wait is officially over.

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Not Many Improvements Planned For Morris Bridge Rd.

February 13, 2015

By Matt Wiley Traveling south on Morris Bridge Rd. from S.R. 54, it’s hard to imagine that there are thousands of homes planned for developments on both sides of the two-lane road (both north and south of the Pasco County line) that currently looks out over mostly rural and agricultural land. However, even with a […]

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Estancia At Wiregrass Cuts A Ribbon

February 11, 2015

After years of hearing about the thousands of residential units that will be coming to the Wiregrass Ranch Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in Wesley Chapel, Estancia at Wiregrass by Standard Pacific Homes has officially opened, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11.

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‘Jealous’ Congrats To One Of Our Own & An Update About My Mom

March 27, 2015

Anyone who has seen me out and about in and around the Wesley Chapel area will tell you that I’m a guy who likes the sound of his own voice..I mean, who really likes to sing.

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New Tampa’s Voter Turnout Lags Behind City In Municipal Election

March 27, 2015

By Matt Wiley The 2015 City of Tampa municipal election is a wrap and the votes have been tallied, with turnout low throughout the city, especially (again) in New Tampa.

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‘Go Hillsborough’ Meeting Gathers Input On Local Transportation Problems

March 27, 2015

By Matt Wiley Transportation is obviously still a big issue here in New Tampa. With portions of our area’s main artery, Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., likely to still be under construction for several years, it comes as no surprise that residents are concerned.

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Additions To Two New Tampa Churches Coming Along Nicely

March 27, 2015

By Matt Wiley Worshippers at two of New Tampa’s oldest churches may be more accustomed to hearing the sound of construction than church bells in recent months, as both St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church and Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church are in the process of expanding their facilities.

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BBD Lanes Finally Open Under I-75

March 27, 2015

New Tampa drivers may have noticed some relief from congestion under I-75 along Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., as all lanes are now open under the interstate between Doña Michelle Dr. (north of I-75) and Palm Springs Blvd. in Tampa Palms.

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County Closing On Pluris Pebble Creek Purchase

March 27, 2015

Pebble Creek residents are one step closer to becoming Hillsborough County Utilities customers, as the county is in the process of closing a deal with Pluris to purchase the utility service in the New Tampa community.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Earns Prestigious Nursing Designation

March 27, 2015

Already a leader in cancer research and treatment, the Moffitt Cancer Center (photo) continues to build its reputation as one of the premier cancer research centers in the country, and it’s located only about two miles south of Tampa Palms on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus off Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., south […]

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Axiom Business Consulting Has Your Small Business Needs Covered

March 27, 2015

By Celeste McLaughlin Tax Day (Wednesday, April 15) is closing in fast and Axiom Business Consulting offers comprehensive, all-in-one services for businesses who want more from their Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Axiom’s primary services include business and personal tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping services, payroll services, IRS appeals and representation and financial audits, reviews and […]

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Protect Your Lawn & Your Family’s Health With Organic Safe Lawns

March 27, 2015

By Anu Panchal Here’s a scenario that makes Jim Schanstra feel sick: Your lawn starts to look brown and your homeowners association gets upset. So, you call a lawn service, and they come down and blanket your yard with pesticides and herbicides loaded with chemicals. Later, your children and dogs frolic on the lawn, getting […]

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Seven Oaks Pet Hospital To Open New Location With Expanded Services

March 27, 2015

By Celeste McLaughlin Sree Reddy, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), and his team at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital have been treating dogs, cats and sometimes exotic pets from their office on S.R. 56 (between I-75 and Bruce B. Downs {BBD} Blvd.) since the hospital opened in 2007. As the practice continues to thrive and grow, […]

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