Sunday, May 19, 2013
The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping wounded soldiers and their families.
When Bob Silah convinced members of the Military Officers Association of America’s Tampa Chapter to launch Operation Helping Hand nine years ago, chances are he didn’t expect the nonprofit would still be going strong nearly a decade later. Since wounded soldiers are still arriving all the time at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital’s spinal cord injury and comprehensive rehabilitation units, it is and the need continues to grow, said Silah, a retired Navy captain who served in Vietnam and lives nearby in Carrollwood. Since its launch in May 2004, Operation Helping Hand has lent support to more than 700 people, said Silah, who serves as the group’s chairman. The grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit operates on donations from the community …
A roundup of good deals and unusual finds being offered by your neighbors.
Here's a look at some of the items up for grabs on Craigslist in the Lutz area this week: Books for Sale $1 (Lutz) 2000 Cadillac Escalade $5500 (Lutz) :The truck is in great shape, runs great with no leaks or wired noises etc." slot machine $250 (lutz) Antique Brass Doorbell $65 (Lutz) Vintage Polaroid Land Camera $15 (Lutz) "Vintage Polaroid Automatic land Camera Model 320."
Patch has put together a handy map showing all of your local summer camp options.
One of our bloggers wrote about the increasing need for affordable housing for our veterans.
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Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
With a $600 million prize on the line, residents around Tampa Bay are eyeing their tickets.
An estimated $600 million could be all yours if you were lucky enough to pick the winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The winning Powerball numbers for May 18, 2013 are: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and a Powerball of 11. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com or the Florida Lottery website. According to the Florida Lottery, Saturday’s jackpot tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 …
With the jackpot for the May 18 Powerball drawing now reaching record-breaking territory, we’d like to hear your ideas for spending that much cash!
What would you do with $600 million in cold, hard cash? That’s what we’re wondering as the jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing hits the $600 million mark. That number, according to the Florida Lottery, tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record jackpot set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 second-place winners to date. Just how much would you take home if you won tonight’s drawing? According to USAMega.com, that $600 million …
We know, you've had a busy week. So, here are the top headlines from the week to get you caught up.
'Once a Guv'na, Always a Guv'na,' Candidate Says Suzin Carr is among the candidates running in Lutz's annual faux-political event. RC Track at Lake Park Getting Overhaul There currently is no timeline regarding the completion of the project. Recent Home Sales in Lutz All Fall Under $100K We have compiled recent sales in Lutz. All transactions are each less than $100,000, according to Zillow.com. Loud Car Stereos: Should Local Governments Crack Down? The city of Sarasota just enacted a law aimed at getting motorists to turn down the volume. Now, other local governments are following suit. Should they? Sheriff’s Office: Get an Inside Look at Crime Fighting The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is giving Lutz residents an opportunity to …
The faux-political event kicks off today with a debate at the Old Lutz Schoolhouse.
Want to do something “real fun, real hokey”? Then perhaps attend the Lutz Guva’na debate today (Saturday, May 18) at the Old Lutz Schoolhouse. The debate is the kick-off event for the annual faux-political event that raises money for Luz-area nonprofits. The person who earns the honorary title is the person who raises the most money between now and July 4, when the winner will be announced. Attendees can expect to hear lots of false promises from the candidates at today’s debate. “Just like a regular campaign!” said Eleanor Cecil, one of the event’s facilitators. If You Go When: Saturday, May 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. Highway 41 N.
The Hillsborough County Extension has a number residents can call to get advice about their lawns and landscapes.
Not sure what to do about those bugs chewing up your flowers? Concerned about selecting the right plants for your yard? Wondering what kind of grass is the most drought tolerant? Just pick up the phone and call the Hillsborough County Extension. The Master Gardener Help Desk is manned Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with gardening pros ready to answer all kinds of landscape-related questions for Lutz residents. “They can assist homeowners with lawn and pest problems, what to successfully grow in their landscape and vegetable gardens, and when and how to water effectively,” the extension’s website says. These gardening experts don’t stop with over-the-phone advice either. “Insect and plant samples may be taken to the Help Desk …