Grand Opening: Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor

29 Jan

Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor is ready to announce their Trinity Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, February 5th starting at 1:00 p.m.

Here is some additional information provided by the Parlor’s owner.

Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor will be offering Twenty-Eight Flavors of Super Premium Ice Cream. What makes our ice cream so great? Well, we’re glad you asked! 

  • First – our Ice Cream is sourced from Wisconsin also known as “America’s Dairyland.”  
  • Second – Super Premium really just means THE BEST ICE CREAM but don’t take our word for it…..look it up!
  • Third – we have flavors for every palette, including sugar free and Italian Ice.  With twenty-eight flavors, we are certain we have an Ice Cream for just about everyone.

The Address:

Trinity Tuscan Center (Corner of Trinity Blvd & Little Road)
1338 Epiphany Way
Suite N 104
Trinity FL 34655
727-645-5957

Operating Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a peek at our Ice Cream Flavors:

  • Kitty Kitty Bang Bang – Irresistibly smooth cheesecake ice cream mixed with a sweet raspberry ripple, Oreo cookies and soft chocolate chunks
  • This Sh!t just got Serious – Smooth salted caramel ice cream brimming with rich sea salt fudge and salted cashews
  • Exhausted Parent – Bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • Fat Elvis – Sweet banana ice cream all shook up with a salty peanut butter ripple and rich chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Cheesecake – Cheesecake ice cream swirled with a strawberry ripple and loads of gooey cheesecake
  • And Much Much More

Our goal is to provide our customers with a fun atmosphere and an amazing array of flavors! Our vision is to make Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor THE place to go for Ice Cream in our area.   
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Breaking News: New “656” Area Code Coming Soon

13 Jan
Ten-digit dialing begins for all local calls in the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 22 in connection with a new 656 area code, the Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday.

The new area code will be used in the same communities as the 813 area code, which is running out of numbers.

People with the longstanding 813 area code will be able to keep their numbers, while new customers or those adding services will be assigned the 656 area code as of Feb. 21.

The 813 region is centered on Tampa and includes surrounding communities such as Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, Oldsmar, Riverview, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico and Zephyrhills.

With the addition of the new area code, the region isn’t expected to need another area code for 37 years.

Demand for new telephone numbers has grown across the state as the population and the use of cell phones and other technology has increased. Last week, the commission announced Palm Beach County will receive a 728 area code for new numbers as the 561 area code runs out.

The commission is expected Feb. 1 to take up a proposal to create an additional area code to relieve the 305 and 786 area codes in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Original Source: News Service of Florida

Reposted from: The Tampa Bay Times

New Port Corners – Pasco County, Florida

7 Jan

A new large community development (MPUD) is being proposed on Little Road between Plathe and Decubellis Road / Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey, Florida. The new developments proposed name is New Port Corners.

DCH East LLC, DCH West LLC and OJ Harvey Partnership Limited are the developers that have proposed the new community development that would encompass 3,397 single and multi-family homes. This project would also include over 4.8 million square feet of non residents space used for commercial , retail and office space. 

We have provided the project narrative linked below and have also provided an excerpt from the introduction portion for your review.

DCH East LLC, DCH West LLC and OJ Harvey Partnership Limited (the “Applicant”) collectively own the subject site (the “Property”), which contains 956.3 acres mol and is located on both sides of Little Road from Decubellis Road on the north to Plathe Road on the southern end, and on the east side of Little Road, only, from the West Pasco Government Center on the north to Decubellis Road on the south. South of Decubellis Road, the eastern boundary is approximately aligned with the Pithlachascotee River, also known as the Cotee River. The entire property is within the New Port Corners (NPC) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).

Breaking News: New Little League in Starkey Ranch

14 Dec
Starkey Ranch Little League

A new Little League charter has been granted to the Starkey Little League organization which will be serving the Starkey Ranch, Asturia in the Odessa and Trinity, Florida area communities! This is a huge win for the local community as the closest Little League organization was quite a ways away from the community it serves. 

Check out the press release issued earlier today.

2021 Pasco Teacher of the Year: Ryan Bintz

6 Dec

We are so excited for our community to have someone like Ryan Bintz, teacher at Longleaf Elementary School be recognized as the 2021 Pasco County Schools Teacher of the Year!

Read the article below from the Tampa Bay Times. Author Jeffrey Solochek did an amazing job documenting what an awesome teacher Mr. Bintz is! 

‘He’s fantastic’: Pasco’s top teacher builds confidence through theater.

Teacher of the year Ryan Bintz says he was born to work with kids.
 

NEW PORT RICHEY — Ryan Bintz was walking a group of fifth graders back to their Longleaf Elementary School classroom when he got word to take them back to his theater portable.

The children cheered at the opportunity to return to the deskless classroom, where their teacher gets just as involved in their lessons as they do.

“He tries to make everything fun,” fifth grader Evan Lambert said of Bintz. “He’s very nice to everybody.”

And most definitely worthy of being named Pasco County’s 2022 teacher of the year, according to Evan, his classmates and just about everybody else you can ask on the campus tucked into the Longleaf subdivision of south-central Pasco.

Superintendent Kurt Browning led a group of dignitaries to the school just before Thanksgiving break to make the surprise announcement, which Bintz said brought him to tears.

“He’s fantastic,” said fifth grade teacher Mary Wainwright, who helps Bintz stage multiple live performances each year. “He brought theater to every grade level. That’s what we were missing.”

Principal Jennifer McCormack said Bintz, in his fourth year at the Florida Arts Model Achieve School, has been a “perfect fit” since his arrival. He has a strong rapport with the children, she said, blending arts, creativity, academics and more into a dynamic, welcoming atmosphere.

“You can tell,” McCormack said. “He builds confidence in kids like no other.”

It’s the kind of attention that Bintz, 47, said he needed as a youngster. He recalled being made fun of because of his interest in music and theater — something he loved because of the opportunities to “get out of yourself” and try new things.

He stuck with performing over the years, working on cruise ships and at theme parks and taking parts in shows, until he found it wouldn’t pay the bills. After returning from a cruise ship job, he took a substitute teaching position in Tampa to tide him over and discovered his true profession.

“It was my first time. I was very scared,” he shared. “A kindergartner looked at me and said, ‘I love you.’ It gave me a little fire, that this is what I was going to do.”

Students can sense his passion, whether playing acting games or writing short plays or covering dramatic concepts. Everyone participated in “Spaghetti,” a game that has students act out emotions while entering and exiting the stage, without declaring themselves too cool or shy or indifferent to take a turn.

“It’s always fun,” said fifth grader Brody Gibbs. “You have to step out of your fears.”

Fifth grader Bella LiVecchi said Bintz helped her shed her shyness since she first began taking his classes.

“I was so afraid, super afraid, to act out in front of people,” Bella recalled. “He taught me how to be myself.”

Now she’s claiming lead roles in school performances, as well as parts in plays that Bintz directs in the community.

Longleaf parent Elizabeth Pesce, who also works at the school, said Bintz did the same for her son Jacob.

“He had never performed before,” Pesce said of her son, who has a mild speech impediment. Bintz “brought out something in him that we had never seen before.”

Bintz, a single father of two, said he loves that he can have such a positive effect on children. He dedicates much of his planning and free time to helping the students rehearse for the many shows he organizes. Each grade level gets at least one, as evidenced by the many photos and programs that line his walls.

“It’s what I was born to do,” he said.

Bintz next competes for Florida teacher of the year. His students are convinced he can win it all.

“He teaches us really well,” fifth grader Lianna Phillips said. “I believe in him.”

Trinity Baseball – Spring Season

11 Nov

Program Information

2022 Spring Recreational Baseball & Softball Registration

Dates / Times
We are located at Starkey Ranch District Park in Odessa, FL. 

Registration closes on 02/28/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/18/2022 to 05/20/2022

Program
Youth Sports Florida’s recreational baseball program consists of four age-based levels depending on the player’s age as of August 31st, 2022. Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Teams
All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time.  Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches before your first game. Players will be contacted by the coach of their team. Practices will begin in February. Please note coaches will be required to complete a background check.

Special Request Policy
Coach and teammate requests will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.

What about the girls!?!
A softball program is for girls only. Our baseball program is co-ed at all age groups and girls are also welcome!

More information is available on the Trinity Little League website – https://www.youthsportsfl.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2739790

Divisions

T-Ball for ages 4-6

Ballplayers ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment.

Rookie (machine/coach-pitch) for ages 7-8

Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine and/or coach-pitch to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

Minor for ages 9-10

Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork.

Major for ages 11-12

Features a 46′ pitching distance and 60′ base paths. Special base running rules are also in effect.

News: 2022-2025 Pasco County Strategic Plan

20 Oct

The Government of Pasco County, Florida has released their 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. Below is the information they provided as part of the release of the strategic plan.

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners is pleased to share our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan! The plan, developed over the past 18 months with input from team members and external customers, will guide #PascoCounty
 
Government’s actions and activities over the next four years as we work toward becoming Florida’s Premier County.
 
Four focus areas frame the work we do. Each is supported by Strategic Goals, accomplished through comprehensive strategies, detailed action plans and targeted initiatives:
 
– CREATE a Thriving Community
– ENHANCE Quality of Life
– STIMULATE Economic Growth
– IMPROVE Organization Performance
 
You can read the full 2022-2025 Pasco County Strategic Plan below or feel free to click here to download.

News: Pasco County Schools Bell Time Changes

18 Oct

The following information was sent out to parents of students attending as Pasco County School.

“Due to the chronic bus driver shortage, many students are arriving late to school every day, which results in a loss of instructional time. To address the problem, the school district is proposing a mid-year change to school bell times. Under the proposed plan, school starting and ending times would be adjusted starting January 4, when students return from Winter Break.”

Download the draft Pasco County Schools Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 using the link below.

Pasco County Schools Draft Bell Times 2021-2022 School Year

Events: Starkey Ranch Fall Fair

12 Oct

Event: Starkey Ranch Fall Fair
Date: November 13, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 11880 Lake Blanche Drive, Odessa, Florida 33556

Come out to the Starkey Ranch District Park on Saturday, November 13 for some fall fun! There will be shopping, local vendors, food trucks, inflatables, and Touch-a-Truck. Open to the public, this is a great way to celebrate fall and support local businesses! The Fair will held at the Starkey Ranch District Park, 10am-2pm, and is hosted by Starkey CARES.

Facebook Event Page (Click Here!)

Coming Soon – Island Fin Poké Company – Trinity

11 Oct

Coming Soon to Trinity is Island Fin Poké Company – a quick casual restaurant that serves incredible Hawaiian style poke in a cool casual environment and transports you from the everyday to that surf shack on the beach. Build your own Poke bowl and try their sustainably sourced fish, house made sauces & over 25 toppings!

Island Fin Poké Company will be opening their first location in Mitchell Plaza at 3198 Redeemer Way in Trinity! 

Store: (813) 389-8536