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Commissioners Continue To Pursue An Elevated Toll Road Despite Grassroots Opposition

LAND O’ LAKES – Jason Amerson, of Pasco County, Fla., revealed that in June of 2013 the FDOT received an unsolicited bid to build a 33 mile long “For Profit” elevated toll road.  Amerson said, “This would be the first such privately owned and operated road in Florida’s history.”  The Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL)… Read More

A Legacy of Fighting Breast Cancer

Yelina Medrano Skipper of Tampa, Fla., is a fourth generation breast cancer survivor. Skipper is currently 10 years in remission and her sister, Ivania Medrano Mejuto has been in remission for approximately 13 years. Skipper said, “My grandmother died at 40-years-old, my aunt died at 60-years-old, and my mother got it in her 50s, but… Read More

NYPD Retired Officer Still Going Strong

Samuel Perez of Lutz, Fla., retired from the New York City Police Department after 20 years of honorable and distinguished service. Perez held numerous ranks within the police department and was directly involved with 9/11 Ground Zero recovery efforts. Upon retirement he temporarily left law enforcement, and worked in different aspects of the private sector. Eventually,… Read More

Embracing A Child With Down Syndrome

La’Mena Faye Costa was born in Spring Hill, Fla., 5-years-ago. To her mother’s surprise, La’Mena was born with Down syndrome and her family was not aware of it until the moment she was born.  Her mother, Stephanie Hartt, decided to embrace the situation and remain positive while giving her Down syndrome child a loving and… Read More

Facilitating the High School Transition

Sunlake High School located in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., facilitates the Curriculum Fair Event on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  The event transitions students to the upcoming 2014 – 2015 school year course selections. This is important because it orientates incoming freshmen with information that prepares them for the transition into high school. Although the event targets… Read More

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