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4.9 Million Dollar Tennis Center Under Construction

Great news for tennis enthusiasts in Wesley Chapel. Just minutes away, construction is set to begin on a new facility. Bay New 9 Reports: After years of planning that included a location change, work is underway on the $4.9 million Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center …

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Construction Update: Wiregrass Sports Complex

Construction continues at the Wiregrass Sports Complex located off of Wiregrass Ranch Blvd in Wesley Chapel. For more on this facility, check out our original page on the Wiregrass Sports Complex. Wiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports ComplexWiregrass Sports …

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Help Catch these Illegal Dumpers in Wesley Chapel

After an ongoing problem with illegal dumping in the Wesley Chapel area, cameras were set up at key locations including the dead end of Wiregrass Ranch Blvd near State Road 54 (by Walmart). The cameras caught this pair leaving debris behind. According to officials, such …

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Wesley Chapel Shooting Suspect Dies after Suicide

On Friday at 5:45 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office received call about the homicide of a woman at the Pasco Woods Apartments, 6122 Ryerson Circle, Wesley Chapel. This is the apartment complex located behind the Cobb theater. According to police, Karisa Vazquez, 36, was …

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State Road 56 Extension to Open Today

The State Road 56 Extension is scheduled to open today in Wesley Chapel. The new roadway will significantly reduce travel times to the Zephyrhills area from Wesley Chapel. Officials started the project in February 2017 and invested $59.7 million into construction and planning.  The extensions …

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Near drowning at Epperson Lagoon in Wesley Chapel

According to Pasco Fire Rescue, On June 29th 2019 at approximately 2:20 PM 911 received a call of a drowning at the Epperson Lagoon located at 31855 Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel. A pregnant female was paddleboarding in the lagoon when she fell into the …

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Persimmon Park

Coming soon! A new 340 unit villa/townhome project is under construction in the Wiregrass area of Wesley Chapel. Persimmon Park will be a walkable community with a “downtown” park and rear alley driveways. It will be located off of Chancey Road just south of Estancia …

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Wesley Chapel’s Advent Health Hospital adding Cancer Center

AdventHealth (Wesley Chapel Hospital) and the Moffitt Cancer Center have teamed up to build a new outpatient center for cancer patients in Wesley Chapel. In a recent ceremony, ground broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot, three-story medical office complex on the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel hospital campus. …

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Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel Coming Soon

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New School! Downtown Avalon Park West (located off of State Road 54) will be home to the Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel, which is scheduled to open for the 2020 school year. The school is set to be a Tuition Free Public Charter School. According to …

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Real ID required to Board Flights in 2020

In a little over a year, anyone who wants to board a domestic flight in the US will need to have a Real ID-compliant license. If this warning sounds familiar, it’s because the Transportation Security Administration has been warning passengers for years that their driver’s …

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Northwood Palms Blvd Closed to Thru Traffic

Northwood Palms Blvd. in Wesley Chapel is CLOSED to THRU TRAFFIC. Breakers Dr. will serve as a LOCAL traffic (residential) detour route while emergency sewer line repairs take place under the travel lanes of Northwood Palms Blvd. Non-Residents must use Bruce B Downs Blvd to …

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Everything you need to know about the Chick-fil-A Grand Opening!

Chick-fil-A will open its first Wesley Chapel restaurant on May 2, bringing its handcrafted food and award-winning customer service, commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for 120 newly hired Team Members. Local franchise owner and Operator Jim Larreau is inviting residents to join in …

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Want to enjoy the Epperson Lagoon?

Many have inquired about how non-residents can enjoy all that first ever Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel. Good news! There are non-resident fees that can be paid for admission to the amenity. Non-Resident Admission: $10 per person per dayNon-Resident Admission (after 5pm) $5 per person …

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Who is Bruce B. Downs?

Check out the excerpt from Tampa Bay Times about a question many of us have asked. Who is Bruce B. Downs? One of Wesley Chapel’s main roadways in named after him but few now who he is. TAMPABAY.COM – Bruce Barkley Downs was a man …

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Shooting reported at Wesley Chapel Waffle House

According to media reports, the shooting occurred at the Wesley Chapel Waffle House restaurant on 5421 Village Market around 5:36 p.m. on Tuesday 4/23/2019. Authorities said that a round from a small caliber weapon, possibly even a pellet gun, struck the outside glass window. A …

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Everyday Essentials begin with Great Water

Water. It touches our lives in so many ways, Your family depends on clear, clean quality water everyday for cooking, cleaning, bathing,laundry, dishes and yes, even drinking. There’s a lot of technology and know-how needed to provide your household with the quality water you deserve. …

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Wesley Chapel Roadways Connections Survey Asks for Your Input

Make your voice heard as the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) evaluates three potential roadway connections between Wesley Chapel and Hillsborough County. Check out the roadway study here:https://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/51325/Wesley-Chapel-Roadway-Connection-Study-December-13-2018 You’re encouraged to review the proposed options and provide feedback through the online survey: www.PascoResidentSurvey.com by …

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Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex Construction Update

Residents in Wesley Chapel will be happy to know that Pasco County’s 98,000 sq ft sports facility is now under construction. The new complex will be off Wiregrass Ranch Blvd near Estancia at Wiregrass. March 24th 2019 – View looking North from Lajuana Blvd, Wesley …

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Cow runs from police and hides at Chick-Fil-A

An elusive, runaway cow in Indiana gave police a run for their money and eventually made a break for Chick-Fil-A, of all places. Police officers chased the cow around the east side of town Saturday, and part of it was caught on video. The video …

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WESLEY CHAPEL MAN ACCUSED IN MULTIPLE TAMPA BURGLARIES

TBREPORTER – A Wesley Chapel man was arrested in connection with four burglaries that took place Tuesday (March 5), the Tampa Police Department said. Noel Martinez, 51 of Wesley Chapel, FL Noel Martinez, 51, of Wesley Chapel, was charged with four counts of Burglary of …

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Does Hiring an Education Consultant Pay Off?

WESLEY CHAPEL – This is the time of the year when college admissions letters and financial aid and scholarship packages arrive. Cheers and hugs follow when students share the exciting news with their families, but for many, the celebration may be short-lived as they face …

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Wesley Chapel Job Fair

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is co-hosting a job fair in Wesley Chapel on Tuesday, February 26. Representatives from over 40 companies will interviewing candidates to fill job openings. Employers are from the public and private sections including health care, technology, education, hospitality, manufacturing and construction. …

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Taste of New Tampa & Wesley Chapel

Fresh tastes and tantalizing dishes from an amazing array of New Tampa and Wesley Chapel foodie favorites await you at the Taste of New Tampa and Wesley Chapel. Thousands have attended this event since 1993 tasting samples of signature dishes, delicious desserts, and diverse offerings from …

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Earth Fare hosting a Job Fair

Earth Fare is hiring 100+ team members for our newest location in Wesley Chapel, FL! Full-time and part-time positions are available store-wide! Come meet our team and learn more about our brand and Food Philosophy. Event is, Jan 16 – Jan 19. pinHyatt Place Tampa/Wesley …

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Meadow Pointe Pet Exposed To Raccoon With Rabies

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has issued a rabies alert after a Wesley Chapel pet was exposed to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies. All residents and visitors in the Meadow Pointe Wesley Chapel area should be aware that rabies is …

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New PCFR Station nearing completion

Check out this facebook post from Pasco County Fire Rescue:  It’s a beautiful morning in Wesley Chapel as crews pour the front drive of the new Station 13, located at the intersection of Old Pasco Rd and Dayflower Blvd. This new station is set to …

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Mail thefts in Wesley Chapel

From ABC Action News: Neighbors in a Wesley Chapel Neighborhood say their mail has been taken out of their mailboxes. They say it’s happened multiple times on different days during all hours in the Ashton Oaks subdivision. “People work hard for what they have and …

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Body Found in Wesley Chapel Community Identified

The sheriff’s office received a call around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday September 22nd from someone who came across the decomposed body near Beardsley Drive and Broughton Place in Meadow Pointe, Wesley Chapel. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has identified a “highly decomposed,” body discovered Saturday in …

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Food Drive Generates Donations Valued Over $2,000

Community Businesses Gather Food for Local Students Businesses and citizens in Wesley Chapel, Florida came together to donate over $2,000 worth of food to support local elementary students in need during the 2018-2019 school year. A Stock-the-Pantry food drive, hosted by and benefiting Full Circle …

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Pasco Fire/Rescue: Never leave dryer running unattended

Pasco F/R Via Facebook: Pasco Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to never leave your major appliances unattended. Nationwide there are 2900 dryer fires a year reported that result in $35 Million in property loss. Failure to clean your dryer vent is the leading …

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New (Slightly Higher) Water/Utilities Rates in Wesley Chapel

Beginning October 1, 2018, Pasco County Utilities (PCU) customerswill see nominal rate increases in their monthly water, wastewater and reclaim water bill. Customers can view a listing of new rates and charges online at https://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/48470/Rates-Fee-Charges—FY19. As a department of Pasco County Government, PCU uses funding …

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Street Racing Problem Continues in Wesley Chapel

An article by ABC Action News recently highlighted an ongoing problem in Wesley Chapel. Numerous reports of street racing in Wesley Chapel’s wiregrass area are continuing to come in, and residents of the Estancia at Wiregrass and Arbor’s at Wiregrass community are asking for a …

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Blaze Pizza of Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel (Cypress Creek Town Center) – Blaze Pizza, the restaurant chain, which originated in California, has expanded to Wesley Chapel and will open in the near future! Those who have visited Disney Springs lately will recognize this custom assembly line style pizza restaurant. Diners can …

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Meadow Pointe 2 CDD Meeting Turns Violent

Video: ABC Action News The Meadow Pointe 2 CDD Meeting last Wednesday was anything but calm. Residents angry about the CDD’s decision regarding gated sections of Meadow Pointe came out to voice their thoughts. At some point in the meeting, the Chairman of the Meadow …

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New Pasco School Safety Guards Graduate

In response to a new Florida Law created after a series of school shootings, Pasco County School Safety guards began training on June 4, with classroom lessons on safety procedures, deadly force, first aid, diversity, and defensive tactics put on by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. …

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Premier Tutoring Center in Wesley Chapel

SPONSORED – Located in the Windfair Professional Center, Dr. JRo Education is a Consulting and Tutoring service offering a carefully selected set of educational services for middle and high school students. The Tutoring Center offers individualized and small group tutoring in academic subjects, SAT, ACT, …

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Moe’s at Wiregrass Mall Robbed at Gunpoint

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: Pasco deputies are searching for two unknown white males who robbed the Moe’s restaurant at the Wiregrass Mall. On July 6 at about 10:53 p.m., the men entered the restaurant. One was armed with a black revolver, the other …

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New Shopping Plaza Construction Begins

Just north of the Tampa Premium Outlets, behind Ford’s Garage, Pollo Tropical, Chuy’s and Taco Bell will soon be a new retail and food area for Wesley Chapel. Check out some of the stores that may appear in this new area: Earth Fare – See …

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Kate Spade of Wesley Chapel Coming…

The Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel will soon be home to a new Kate Spade store. The store is slated to open 9/1/18. Kate Spade: “crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are hallmarks of kate spade new york. as our world expands, our …

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You Can Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger in Our Community!

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – Nye Commercial Advisors provides a drop-off location for donations of food items to help fight hunger in our community. Our goal is to support Full Circle Food Outreach program and the community. Help us support local student’s development and their educational …

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Problems at Epperson Lagoon Community

Residents of Epperson have faced problem after problem when it comes to their Lagoon amenity. It began to go south when the grand opening was delayed due to weather and construction. Later on, Pasco County forced the lagoon to close because there were no building …

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Shooting in Wesley Chapel’s Estancia Community

According to officials, Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred around 12:50PM on Wednesday the 27th on Marsciano Lane in Estancia at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The victim is believed to have been a construction worker at the site. Details are limited at this …

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Tampa’s Home Team… Changing Views is what we do!

SPONSORED – Are you looking for Wesley Chapel Real Estate? For over 10 years now, Tampa’s Home Team has been blessed to have served our neighbors with all their real estate needs. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, our team of professional REALTORS …

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Sprouts Farmer’s Market coming soon!

Many of us drive by the abandoned Win-Dixie plaza at State Road 54 and Collier Parkway each day. Soon, this location will be home to a Sprout’s Farmer’s Market store! About Sprouts:  Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great …

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Meet your local EZGO Dealer

SPONSORED – Carts Unlimited is your local hometown EZGO dealer. We are a family owned dealership that has been located in Zephyrhills since 2008. Our dealership has it all. We have new carts (Gas and Electric), remanufactured carts, and pre owned. Not only do we …

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Organic Based Lawn Spraying & Mosquito Control

  SPONSORED: Bee Green Lawn Care was started with the focus on treating our associates, our customers, and our vendors the best we can and still turning a profit while bringing a service to the market place that can change an industry that has not …

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Pasco Fire/Rescue Saves Fox in Wesley Chapel

From the PCFR Facebook Page – Pasco Fire Rescue values every life, and will work hard to protect it. Recently Station 26 in Wesley Chapel noticed a fox wandering behind the station with a jar on his head. The station sprung into action trying to …

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At Home of Wesley Chapel – Coming Soon

Coming Soon to Wesley Chapel next to the Tampa Premium Outlets on State Road 56; At Home of Wesley Chapel. At Home is a big box retail chain specializing in home decor products based in Plano, Texas. The specialty retailer’s stores each carry over 50,000 unique items across broad product categories including …

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FBI Warns – Restart Your Internet Router

The FBI has issued a warning to Americans that their home internet router may be a victim of a cyberattack. The sollution? Simple, restart your browser. From FBI.gov: The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. …

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Wiregrass Sports Complex (Coming Soon)

Exciting news for Wesley Chapel! The highly anticipated Wiregrass Sports Complex has been approved and will celebrate groundbreaking shortly. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for June 7 2018. The facility will be south of Estancia at Wiregrass, north of State Road 56 (just north of the …

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Alligator in Seven Oaks

Watch as this alligator walks down a Seven Oaks sidewalk a few weeks ago as captured and submitted to Ring.com. Alligators and People Alligators are a fundamental part of Florida’s wetlands, swamps, rivers and lakes, and they are found in all 67 counties. Florida continues …

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Wesley Chapel Roadway Connection Study

Pasco County has posted a 450-page traffic study regarding the connection of Wesley Chapel roadways to those in New Tampa. To view the study, click here: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/42169/Wesley-Chapel-Roadway-Connection-Study-Draft-Report The study has to do with several connections being considered between KBar Ranch, Meadow Pointe, and the widening of …

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Sheriff’s Office Looking for This Man

Wesley Chapel – The Pasco Sheriff’ Office is asking for help identifying this man who was involved in a hit and run in Wesley Chapel on State Road 54 near Meadow Pointe Blvd.  Here is their post: Comments

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Main Event – Wesley Chapel, Coming Soon

The location is southwest of the Interstate 75 and State Road 56 interchange, east of the Tampa Premium Outlets mall on land near the Tampa Premium Outlets. According to their website, “At Main Event, we love what we do, because we get to deliver fun …

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Epperson’s Crystal Lagoon Celebrates Grand Opening!

Wesley Chapel’s Lagoon Community Grand Opening: Check out these photos from the Grand Opening Celebration at Epperson (Lagoon Community) in Wesley Chapel! The event was held on Saturday March 28th 2018 from Noon until 6PM. Future events will be published here on WesleyChapelCommunity.com Comments

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Missing Child (Found) – Wesley Chapel, Florida

MISSING CHILD ALERT UPDATE – Child Found safe by Pasco Sheriff’s Office at about 7:15 am  Deputies announced he was found safe in area of US 301 and Gall Road in Zephyrhills. Authorities have not released any other information. Original Story: According to the Pasco …

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Pizza Hut coming to Wesley Chapel

Next to the new Starbucks on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel will soon be a new Pizza Hut. As many of those in Wesley Chapel know, Pizza Hut delivery is difficult to come by since there are no nearby stores in Wesley Chapel. That …

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Raising Expectations On Garage Door Solutions

Sponsored Article – Discount Garage Doors, Inc (view website) was started 20 years ago by one man with a truck and a goal. His goal was to provide a better service to homeowners than any other garage door company in the state of Florida. Having worked for …

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Pasco School Board to Hold School Safety Workshop

What should Pasco County Schools do to protect students next year? That is what will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. According to documents posted on the District School Board of Pasco County’s website, the board is planning a discussion for April 17th. Among the …

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Walk On’s Restaurant and Bar coming to Wesley Chapel

A new sports themed restaurant and bar is coming soon. Founded by a pair of former “walk-on” basketball players on the Louisiana State University basketball team in 2003. New Orleans Saints quarterback Dree Brees joined the ownership team in 2015. Walk-On was named by ESPN is …

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Cost Plus World Market, Grand Opening

The new Wesley Chapel World Market will have its grand opening on Thursday April 5th, 2018! The new location will host grand opening events all weekend through Sunday, April 8, with raffles, giveaways, free samples and live entertainment. According to the store:  Our everyday low prices …

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New Fire Station (#13) coming to Wesley Chapel

March 14th 2018, Fire Chief Scott Cassin, County Commissioners, and local dignitaries broke ground on the new Wesley Chapel Fire Station 13. Station 13 is a 9,430 SqFt, 3 bay, state of the art Fire Station capable of housing 6 fire apparatus, 9 Firefighters, and …

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Now Open: Pink Me Up Salon & Spa

Pink Me Up Salon & Spa, is a full service beauty salon directed towards the demanding woman. Our main objective is to provide innovative services with quality customer attention and installations that meet the highest and exclusive modern standards, plus a selection of highly qualified …

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Wiregrass High School Student on American Idol

On the season premiere of American Idol on ABC, Wesley Chapel’s own Zach D’Onofrio impressed the judges and was sent on to Hollywood with his golden ticket. Zach is a Wiregrass Ranch High School Student and lives right here in Wesley Chapel. What do you think? Comments

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Arrested on Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Pasco County detectives arrested 23-year-old Robert Dumas (of Wesley Chapel) and say he is a suspect involved in five armed robberies in February. On Sunday, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Corporal conducted a traffic stop at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Eagleston Drive in Wesley …

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Wesley Chapel Carjacking Attempt

According to reports, a man pretending to waive for help on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel was actually trying to carjack a victim. The suspect waived down the victim and stepped in front of her car. As she lowered her window, the suspect tried …

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Earth Fare to Open in Wesley Chapel

Exciting news for those interested in healthy living. Earth Fare has been confirmed as one of the many new stores going in off State Road 56 just north of the Tampa Premium Outlets. Earth Fare has established itself as a leader in the healthy foods …

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FBI Child Abduction Training Notification

According to the Meadow Pointe CDD website: On March 1, 2018, the FBI and Pasco Sheriffs Office will be conducting a very important training for law enforcement in our area. This training prepares law enforcement with the skills and investigative techniques to successfully and responsibly …

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