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2 new developments getting traffic lights

Published March 1, 2007



Speeders, beware. More traffic signals are going up in central Pasco.

At Ancient Oaks Boulevard and State Road 56, Seven Oaks' developer, Crown Communities, is paying $450,000 for a new set.

The lights are up, but they still need to be hooked up to electricity and should start operation in mid-March, state officials said.

At U.S. 41 and Pleasant Plains Parkway, developer Terrabrook is setting up new signals outside Connerton, also due to be completed in mid-March, according to the state Department of Transportation. Connerton did not disclose the cost of its lights.


Family homeless after fire destroys trailer

A family whose Geiger Road trailer was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning was staying at a hotel Wednesday and did not know where they would go next to live.

Jennifer Lavely, 24, said her two children, a 2-year-old boy and 7-month-old girl, had been staying with a relative and did not yet know of the blaze. The family received a two-night hotel voucher from the Red Cross and donations of children's clothing.

Battalion Chief Michael Ciccarello said the fire was caused by cooking on the stove and took 18 minutes to extinguish after the first unit arrived. To send donations, call (813) 312-2652.


Park memorial marker to honor armed forces

The Dade City Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker and Freedom Garden at Lester Park on Friday in honor of the men and women of the armed forces - and specifically, the members of Battery B, Second Battalion, 116th Field Artillery. This unit is based at the National Guard Armory in Dade City. This unit recently served more than a year in Afghanistan.

The dedication, which is open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the park, on U.S. 301 in Dade City. The Pasco High School band will perform.

For photographs of the park in progress, visit For information, call (352) 567-0284.

[Last modified March 1, 2007, 00:41:03]

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