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Pasco County commissioners are considering remediation options for the massive sinkhole that opened in Lake Padgett Estates neighborhood in Land O’Lakes on July 14.LUIS SANTANA | Times

Pasco ponders sinkhole fixes in Land O'Lakes

DADE CITY — A massive sinkhole that swallowed two homes and left seven houses condemned in a Land O'Lakes neighborhood is now posing a potential financial drain as Pasco County ponders how to fix the crater. On Tuesday, during a workshop, county commissioners considered options for what to do with the cavity, origi …


  1. Churches offer less-scary options for Halloween


    Every year, October rolls into town all cute with pumpkins, apple drinks and hayrides. I love these things about the season. I also appreciate a spooky, not-so-scary, Halloween. Cotton spider webs, happy witches and Casper ghosts make me smile.

  2. IB Information Nights set for prospective students


    The Land O'Lakes High School International Baccalaureate program is hosting three IB Community Information Nights for prospective applicants seeking ninth-grade admission for the 2018-19 school year. Parents and guardians of current eighth-grade public, charter and private school students are invited, as well as …

  3. Hometown Pasco for Oct. 20

    Human Interest

    High fives

    Saint Leo earns recognition: Saint Leo University was named as one of the best regional universities and best values in higher education in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report. Saint Leo ranked 61st among regional universities in the South, an uptick from its previous ranking …

    Patrick Berry
  4. Pasco Briefs for Oct. 20



    Tax offices collecting new shoes and socks

  5. Pasco Events for Oct. 20


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    Daybreak 25th Fall Businessman's Breakaway Golf Tournament: Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills. Noon. $100 per golfer; includes dinner and prizes. The Links of Lake Bernadette, 5430 Links Lane, Zephyrhills. (813) 601-1475, (813) 788-7888. rotary …

  6. Things to Do for Halloween


    Merlin's Halloween Magic and Spook Show: A Halloween Magic Show will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, featuring old-time magic and a tribute to Houdini. An "Oddities, Curiosities and Spooks" show will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, featuring bizarre and strange magic. Merlin's Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port …

    The Weeki Wachee Mermaids will perform at the Wild n’ Wicked Nights event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  7. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Oct. 20



    A weekend of music: Camping with the Blues will kick off at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and continue through 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. The annual festival will feature blues music under the stars (rain or shine) with bands including Memphis Rub, …