Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

70 nudists expected in Land O'Lakes for American Association of Nude Recreation Convention

LAND O'LAKES

about 70 nudists expected for convention

While downtown Tampa is getting ready for the Republican National Convention, Pasco County is gearing up for the 81st American Association of Nude Recreation Convention. At least 70 nudists are expected to attend the gathering from Monday through Aug. 13 at Lake Como Nudist Community and Resort, a clothes-free recreation resort in a 200-acre natural park setting near U.S. 41 and State Road 54. Marketing director Arleen Reed said the resort has hosted the convention twice before. The 21-room hotel is booked, but RV and tent spaces remain available. Attendees may also get special rates at the Hampton Inn in Wesley Chapel. The American Association of Nude Recreation advocates a family-oriented atmosphere; two other Pasco nudist resorts, Paradise Lakes and Caliente, dropped their memberships several years ago while offering programs that the association said were too sexually oriented. For information on the convention, visit lakecomonaturally.com or email Reed at [email protected]

NEW PORT RICHEY

Mobile home park residents remain

The waiting game in Walden Pond Mobile Park continues. Many residents remained in the park Wednesday, despite the fact they'd received letters from the park owner telling them they had until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to move out because Walden Pond was shutting down. City officials told residents they couldn't be forced out, though: Park owner Paul Beraquit did not go through court channels to legally evict his tenants. Though residents feared a rumor that their water service would be turned off if they refused to leave, all utilities were still available Wednesday. Little has changed in the park. Beraquit did, however, board up the leasing office that contained documents with tenants' Social Security and driver's license numbers and other personal information.

NEW PORT RICHEY

SPCA has several puppies to adopt

The SPCA Suncoast will have more than 30 puppies available for adoption from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at its adoption center at 7734 Congress St. The SPCA recently received several puppies and dogs from other local animal shelters that had been overrun with puppies of various shapes, sizes and breed combinations. For information contact the SPCA at (727) 849-1048 or visit spca suncoast.org.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Panera Bread will open at Wiregrass

Panera Bread will open its newest bakery-cafe in the Shops at Wiregrass in November, company officials announced Wednesday. The new bakery-cafe will include intimate seating areas, a community table and free WiFi Internet access as well as a full catering menu. For information visit panerabread.com.

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