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Wild Hogs Tearing Up Communities in Wesley Chapel

The damage seen above is actually from a wild hog. This issue has been hitting communities such as Estancia at Wiregrass, Meadow Pointe, Arbors, and other Wiregrass area communities for several months. The wild hogs come in at night and destroy entire lawns causing thousands …

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Wesley Chapel Man Arrested for Armed Burglary Attempt (Video)

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: During the early morning hours of 12/5/17, the arrested male, James Pietracatella, was observed on video surveillance entering his neighbor’s back porch with several steak knives in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. James attempted to gain entry into the home …

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Mail Theft Growing Problem in Wesley Chapel

According to reports on social media groups for several Wesley Chapel and Land O Lakes communities, people are having their mail and packages stolen at an alarming rate this holiday season. Residents from Seven Oaks, Estancia, Meadow Pointe, The Lakes, Bridgewater, Lexington Oaks, and more …

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Event to Benefit Injured Pasco Sheriff Deputy

Letter to the editor: “Our Tuesday night Fraternal Order of Police Bingo in Land O’Lakes will be donating this nights profits on December 5, 2017 to Deputy Chris Fern and his Family. Deputy Fern was seriously injured in an off duty vehicle crash. Deputy Fern …

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New Advertising Programs for Wesley Chapel Area!

We are proud to announce two new advertising programs for Wesley Chapel Business Owners! WesleyChapelCommunity.com serves about 1,000 views per day and we are growing each and every week. Our website is a great place to list your business ad and get exposure to thousands …

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Alert: AT&T Users, Restart your device…

Customers have reported trouble making calls for the last couple of hours, however, the company said the problem can be resolved by restarting your phone (it may take multiple restarts). There’s no word yet on the root cause of the problem. According to reports, this issue is …

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Land O’ Lakes Swampfest This Weekend

4 NIGHTS, 24 RIDES, BANDS, BEER GARDEN, LIVE MUSIC, ​1 AMAZING EXPERIENCE ​FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Location Land O’ Lakes Community Center 5401 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard ~ ​​Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639 Hours of Operation Thursday (Preview Night): 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday: 5:00 …

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Multiple Bear Sightings Recently in Wesley Chapel Area

Residents up and down I75 in Wesley Chapel have called 911 to report black bear sightings. FWC (The states Wildlife Law Enforcement Agency) has confirmed that it has been contacted by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and received complaints of bear sightings several days in the …

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Wesley Chapel Trick or Treat Times & Etiquette

It’s that time of year for carving pumpkins, and for our ghosts and goblins to go trick or treating. As Halloween approaches on Tuesday night (October 31), consider these modern manners tips: Times: Most Wesley Chapel Communities have agreed that the appropriate time for Trick-or-Treating …

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Watergrass Community Yard Sale in Wesley Chapel

It is that time of year! The Watergrass community in Wesley Chapel is located off Curley Road (just north of SR54). Watergrass is made up of multiple neighborhoods located off of Overpass Road including: Anglestem Blvd., Windchase Way, Watergrass Parkway and Graybrook Drive. Yard sales …

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Allstate agencies host food drive through October 6 in wake of Irma

WHAT: Tampa Bay-area Allstate agency owners are collecting much-needed food donations to support homeless families served by Metropolitan Ministries through October 6. The most-needed food items include canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, boxed cereal, rice and bottled water. Through their volunteer efforts, Allstate agency …

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WCHS Girls Lacrosse Player Interest Meeting

Come Play Girls Lacrosse for Wesley Chapel High School 2018! There will be a player interest meeting for ALL female athletes who are interested in playing and learning about the game of Lacrosse. The meeting will take place in the Media Center after school Friday, …

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Gardening 365 Gardening and Plant sale festival

PASCO COUNTY, FL —- The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension Master Gardeners are hosting the Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival in San Antonio, FL on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00-3:00 PM (12200 Main Street, San Antonio, FL). Ornamentals, native plants, fruit trees, …

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Why Hurricane Categories Make a Difference

During a hurricane you usually hear meteorologists refer to its intensity by categories. If you don’t know the difference between a category 1 and a category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot breaks it down for you.

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Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights (Marcy’s Law)

Currently in the United States, the U.S. Constitution and every state constitution has enumerated rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime. Yet, the U.S. Constitution and 15 state constitutions do not extend enumerated rights to victims of crime. Marsy’s Law for …

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Auditions Open for Arts in Motion’s Production of Annie

Arts in Motion (AIM), a community youth theater arts education program, has announced that auditions are open for their newest production, Annie, to be performed in November. Auditions will be held on August 18 and 19 at the Alliance Church in Zephyrhills with a Pre-Casting …

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Breaks Ground in Wiregrass Ranch

According to the Wiregrass Ranch, “Fairfield Inn by Marriott is now officially under construction. The 92-room hotel, which will be located on SR 56 just north of the Audi dealership, recently broke ground on their building. This exciting addition to Wiregrass Ranch is expected to …

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Lagoon Community’s Pool Taking Shape…

Overall Design This is the overall concept for the Lagoon Community known as Epperson Ranch. Click “next” to view all of the photos… Current Progress This photo was taken Sunday July 23, 2017. This is the view from the scenic area bridge overlooking the lagoon …

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Bright Futures expansion rests with Gov. Scott

Some 40,000 students and families are waiting to see if Gov. Rick Scott will save them a lot of money for college. Sitting on his desk is an expansion of the Bright Futures scholarship program. The proposal would pay 100 percent of tuition to state …

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Sinkhole Guide for Florida

Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation, according to the local agency that oversees insurance regulations and compliance. Why so many sinkholes? The bulk of Florida’s peninsula is made up carbonate rock (limestone and dolostone) overlain by variable thicknesses and mixtures of sand …

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Audi of Wesley Chapel Dealership

Check out this new timelapse video of the Audi of Wesley Chapel Dealership which is under construction in Wesley Chapel on State Road 56 near Mansfield Blvd. Audi Wesley Chapel is expected to open in the fall of 2017. The project, referred to as Audi …

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2021 Superbowl to be held in Tampa, Florida

Big news for football fans! The NFL Superbowl for 2021 will be held at Raymond James Staduim in 2021! The game will be played in 1,356 days, but who is counting? The Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium will now host Super Bowl LV, which was originally scheduled …

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44 Million Dollar Wiregrass Sports Complex Plans Finalized

The government of Pasco County is finalizing plans for a massive “sports complex” in the area of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The project will include indoor and outdoor sports in state of the art recreation areas.Eight outdoor ball fields, an amphitheater, and other amenities.   …

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Hyatt Place Hotel Coming to Wesley Chapel

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is beginning a 130-room hotel and large conference center on the northern side of State Road 56, across from Tampa Premium Outlets. It is expected to be completed in Early 2018. Hyatt Place Wesley Chapel will have 130 rooms, with areas for sleep, …

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SCAM: Lowe’s Coupon

Wesley Chapel Residents and others throughout the nation are falling victim to a scam designed to steal your personal information. A Facebook post making round on the internet claims to be an official Lowe’s coupon for Mother’s Day. The fake coupon is for $50 dollars. …

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New Roadways planned to connect Wesley Chapel and New Tampa

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is holding an open-house style public information meeting for anyone interested in the Wesley Chapel Roadways Connections Study. The purpose of the open house is to gather public comments and other information that will be useful in conducting …

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Brush Fire in Seven Oaks Community

A brush fire has been reported in the Seven Oaks Community. As of 9:00 PM (3/12/17) crews from Pasco Fire-Rescue are on scene. Reports state the fire is near homes in Edenfield/Villas section of the Seven Oaks Community. Other reports state the fire is near …

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Connected City (Plan for Pasco County)

The Connected City Corridor is a State-initiated pilot program that is unique to Pasco County, and will be the first planned community to be built from the ground-up with a fiber network that will provide the fastest Gigabit internet service in the country. The Gigabit …

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Panda Express Coming to Wesley Chapel

According to plans filed with Pasco County earlier in the month, Panda Express will soon be constructed near Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel. The store will be near places like Chick Fil A and Culver’s. Stay tuned as there are other new stores being …

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Another Wesley Chapel Chick-fil-a to Begin Construction

After an overwhelming success and sometimes unbearable lines at the newly opened Chick-fil-a at Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, the company has filed plans to build another Chick-fil-a at the intersection of Bruce B Downs Blvd (SR 581) and State Road 54 (Wesley Chapel …

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New road to connect Chancey Road to State Road 56

Wiregrass Ranch Blvd is expanding. There will soon be a connection between Chancey Road (just past Estancia at Wiregrass) to State Road 56 (near Mansfield Blvd). Check out the above overhead views from the folks over at TheWiregrassRanch. The road is closed at the moment …

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New Restaurant Coming to Wesley Chapel

Coming soon to Wesley Chapel at the Shops at Wiregrass: Noble Crust is a concept with broad appeal, with a menu that’s flexible enough to appeal to an array of palates and generations. “Farm-fresh flavors to craft creative dishes make it difficult to taste where …

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Support Adam Kennedy’s Family

Many in Wesley Chapel know Adam Kennedy as their former teacher, their child’s former teacher, a friend etc. After teaching here in Wesley Chapel for many years, he moved on to become the principal at Crews Lake Middle School in North Pasco. Unfortunately, Mr. Kennedy’s life ended …

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Saddlebrook Resort Hosting USTA Women’s Tennis Event

From January 22-29th Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel will be hosting a $25,000 USTA Women’s Tennis Event. There will be 64 professional women tennis players with notable and future stars competing for world ranking points.  In order to gain access to Grand Slams such as …

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Gas Leak Closes Bruce B Downs in New Tampa

Tampa Fire Rescue is reporting that they are on scene Bruce B Downs/Amberly for a high pressure gas leak. Although there are no evacuations, there are significant delays as Bruce B Downs is closed in both directions between 46st & Tampa Palms.

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New Interchange coming to I75 and State Road 56

You may remember we first posted this story back in August of 2015 (“Diverging Diamond” intersection to solve SR56 Traffic Problems?). Well the plan is moving forward quicker than originally planned. This $18.5 million project to redesign the intersection of Interstate 75 at State Road …

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ALERT: Wesley Chapel Burglary Suspect

According to a post on social media, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a Wesley Chapel Burglary Suspect. “PSO searching for two males who committed auto burglary in Wesley Chapel.  The first male was driving a brown, 2016 Hyundai SUV, Florida tag # EVWU62. …

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The Shaped Look

SPONSORED STORY – My name is Deanna. My journey in the beauty industry began in 1994 and became more exciting when I was introduced to Eyelash Extensions and Microblading. I am a Certified Lash Tech and Trainer with Brite Spa Academy. I can create a …

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Christmas Holiday Bazaar!

The community is welcome to attend a free and festive Christmas Holiday Bazaar! at Harvester United Methodist Church on Saturday the 3rd of December from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us by helping to support LYF Inc, which helps adults with autism and other …

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Event: Avalon Aglow

Wesley Chapel, FL— Avalon Park West — Today Avalon Park West announced they will be hosting a free Winter event called Avalon Aglow, on Saturday the 10th of December from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Firework show begins at 8pm. The free for the …

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Burglary Suspects Targeting Wesley Chapel Area

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is alerting locals to be on the lookout for these criminals. In a statement posted to facebook earlier they provided the following: Can you identify these suspects? On Thursday, September 15, 2016, in the early morning hours, the three (3) males photographed …

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Raymond James Buys Land in Wiregrass Area for New Offices

TAMPA BAY TIMES (C.T. Bowen) — Five years after announcing plans for a satellite campus in the Wiregrass Ranch development, Raymond James Financial has purchased 65 acres here for an undisclosed price. The sale closed Thursday, said Wiregrass Ranch’s J.D. Porter, coming two days after Pasco County …

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1st Car and Truck Show for Avalon Park West

Wesley Chapel, FL— Avalon Park West —Avalon Park West announced they will be hosting a free Car and Truck Show, on Saturday the 24th of September from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free for the public event will encompass family friendly music, food trucks …

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Wiregrass Ranch High School PTSA Update

Wiregrass Ranch High School PTSA has had a very busy beginning of the 2016/2017 school year! Our Open House is scheduled for September 6, 2016. The event will kick off with the PTSA General Assembly meeting starting at 5:30pm. Come hungry because Jersey Mike’s will …

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Costco of Wesley Chapel to open Fall 2016

The store, at 2225 Grand Cypress Drive, will be 600 feet south of State Road 56 and west of the recently opened Tampa Premium Outlets mall near the Interstate 75 interchange. The nearly 155,000-square-foot store will be immediately south of the Chik-fil-A, Culver’s and Cheddar’s …

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Pasco County School Calendar 2016-2017

August 2016 August 8-12 Teacher Planning Days August 9 Secondary Orientation August 11 Elementary Orientation August 15 STUDENTS’ FIRST DAY August 23/25 Adult Ed Graduation September 2016 September 5 NO SCHOOL-Labor Day September 16 Progress Reports October 2016 TBD Fall EOCs October10-14 FTE Survey Week …

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Body found in Seven Oaks

Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a death in the Seven Oaks Community. Those on scene reported a body was found near some bushes along the communities main road near Sams Club. Details Pending. 

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False Security Alarm Calls May Result in Serious Fines

According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, “Over the last year, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office responded to 17,150 alarm calls. Of those calls, approximately 80% were false alarms. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is utilizing significant time and resources responding to the false alarm calls, taking away deputies …

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Wesley Chapel Chick-fil-A Opens June 30th!

It is official! The new Wesley Chapel Chick-fil-A located at 2349 Sun Vista Drive (in front of Tampa Premium Outlets) will be open on the 30th! Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken …

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Land O’ Lakes man runs over couple on motorcycle on US 41

The collision happened after “a few choice words” were traded, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report. It was captured on video, in a clip that lasts about nine seconds. That footage shows a silver car near a motorcycle on a Florida road. Suddenly, the car swerves toward …

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Making Dreams Come True – Future Home Realty

Sponsored Article – My name is Evelyn Prado. I am a local Real estate Agent. I am specialized in New Construction. I am familiar with all the builders in the Wesley chapel area, Trinity, Riverview and Gibsonton. Please feel free to contact me for all …

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Rain in Wesley Chapel brings out Baby Frogs

Some Wesley Chapel Residents need not step further than their backyards this week to find numerous tiny froglets in the grass and garden. These tiny beings are smaller than a thumbnail and as fast as a cricket, their tiny little legs are already functioning as superior …

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Wildcat Groves in Wesley Chapel

Check out this soon to be developed commercial employment center in Wesley Chapel. This will likely bring many jobs to the area! More information coming soon! To read more about the I75 Exit to be constructed at Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel, visit this page.

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Car Burglars target Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel

  On 05/04/16 at approximately 10:08pm hours, three unknown subjects entered an older, white Ford Taurus and attempted to enter a newer dark green, Acura TSX within the Seven Oaks Community. Other similar crimes in the area. If you have any information on these burglaries, …

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Amber Alert – Bryan Williams (7 Year Old)

Bryan Williams A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Bryan Williams, a white male, 7 years old, 4 feet tall, 55 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, last seen in 200th block of Northeast Gibson Trailer Parkway in Madison, Florida . He was last seen …

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10th Annual Long Run at the Ranch

The 10th Annual Long Run at the Ranch will be held on April 9th, beginning and ending at John Long MS.  To celebrate our 10th anniversary we’ve added a 10K race, along with the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run we always do. Go to …

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Sprint Store in Wesley Chapel Burglarized by Group

Take a look at the attached video. According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, this took place at a Sprint Wireless store 1821 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel. If you have any information about this burglary, please call 1-800-706-2488 or leave a tip on PascoSheriff.com.

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Social Media warns of Local Scam Artist

According to posts on the Wesley Chapel Facebook group, several residents allege that the woman pictured below and her boyfriend have attempted to distract and steal from locals in Wesley Chapel. Others have reported the same woman out asking for rides and begging for money. …

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Annual Wesley Chapel Community Egg Hunt 2016

Held at the Grove in front of Cobb Theaters – Egg hunts will be at 11am, 12pm & 1pm on March 26th, including hunts for children with special needs in a designated area. This year’s activities will include Free Bounce Houses, Prizes and Giveaways, Food …

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Coming Soon… Wiregrass Elementary School

Coming soon to Wesley Chapel: Wiregrass Elementary School! The 11-acre, $19.8 million school campus is set to open Aug. 15 along Mansfield Boulevard, across from Dr. John Long Middle School, and will alleviate overcrowding at Double Branch and Sand Pine elementary schools. The school’s inaugural …

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Double Branch and New River Elementary on Lockdown

According to Pasco County Schools, Double Branch Elementary School and New River Elementary School are both on lockdown due to Law Enforcement Activity in the area. Officials say there is no specific threat to the schools. Updates will be posted as available. UPDATE: New River Elementary …

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