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Avalon Park Group/sitEX Closes on 285 Acre Parcel with D.R. Horton Westgate to Add up to 1,000 Units to Avalon Park Wesley Chapel

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features. The Preferred Series homes will be built on 50’ homesites and measure between 1,844-3,561 square feet. The floorplans will vary between three to five bedrooms, two to three and a half baths and one to two car garages. The townhomes will consist of two sep“Our foundation is a single, guiding arate floor plans which will measure principle: a value-first dedication to the between 1,673-1,758 square feet. Both individual needs of each and every one floor plans will include: three bedof our nation’s homebuyers,” says Don- rooms, two and a half baths, and a one ald R. Horton, Founder and Chairman. car garage with a two-car driveway atD.R. Horton has plans to break ground tached. on Westgate in Wesley Chapel, FL during the first quarter 2021. The West- “I am looking forward to watching our gate community will include townho- dreams for this community continue to come to life with this newest addition,” mes and single-family homes. said Beat Kahli, President and CEO The single-family homes will be built in of Avalon Park Group/sitEX. “Worktwo series, the Express Series and the ing with D.R. Horton has been such a Preferred Series. The Express Series smooth process so far and we cannot will be built on 40’ to 50’ homesites and wait for the end result!” measure between 1,239-2,601 square feet. Each floor plan will contain three The Westgate community will embrace to five bedrooms, two to three baths its own set of amenities for community and one to two car garages depending residents. These amenities will include on the family’s needs. The Preferred a resort style pool, an open-air clubSeries will have higher end included house equipped with an outdoor kitchAvalon Park Group/sitEX announced that they have closed on a 285 acre parcel in Avalon Park Wesley Chapel with D.R. Horton to bring up to 1,000 additional lots to the community in the next phase called Westgate Village.

en, a playground, an open sports field and a picnic area with pavilions. All homes inside this new state of the art community will come equipped with a smart home automation system called Home is Connected, America’s Smart Home®, and all of the homes (both townhomes and single-family homes) will be built with concrete block on the 1st and 2nd floors. D.R. Horton is the only production builder that utilizes concrete block on two floors in their homes. Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is east Pasco County’s premier master planned community to live, learn, work and play. The plan includes 4,800 residential homes and over a half million square feet of commercial and civic uses where residents will be in walking and bike riding distance to schools, shops, restaurants, workplace and recreational amenities. For more information about these homes and the Avalon Park Wesley Chapel community, please visit AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com.


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BEAT These days I hear from many people that we are living in the most difficult times ever. Both in the news and in conversations I am having from around the globe the COVID-19 Pandemic, social unrest and political divide are hot topics. When you are going through tough times such as these, it seems like it is the most challenging situation you have ever been through and wonder if you will make it through. Then once the challenge subsides and you have survived the crisis at hand, you can think, “We did it, we made it through.” Personally, I think all of us born in the last 60 years in the USA or Western Europe, have had the best time ever in history. Compared to somebody born around 1880 in Germany, the last 60 years were awesome. If you were born in 1880 in Germany, during your life you had to go through 2 World Wars, and likely lost many of your family members and friends in those wars. Even if you were working hard, saving money, hyperinflation twice wiped out all your savings. Yes, this was the time where a loaf of bread would first cost 1 Reichsmark and during hyperinflation 1 Billion Reichsmark. Retirees who worked hard all their lives could buy nothing with their monthly pension if they were fortunate to have one. In contrast, today all of us have little to fear that our life needs cannot be satisfied tomorrow. And truly like former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

GROWING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

We recently went through an innovation awards program in our community in Orlando. There were 153 entrepreneurs who submitted a business plan for the Avalon Park Innovation Award and I feel that these entrepreneurs GOT IT. Despite the COVID-19, lockdown, and many businesses reporting losses and layoffs, they saw the time to start a business is NOW. Over the last few weeks, an international jury spent countless hours on video conferences and face to face meetings with dozens of entrepreneurs, where more than 20 of the finalists will receive an award to follow their dream.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Around 20 years ago, when in Avalon Park Orlando, we were on the look-out for entrepreneurs to join our community, it was primariAs an entrepreneur for more ly money, cash, and almost than 30 years, I am by nature nothing else what the typand "training" an optimist. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ical start-up entrepreneur Time and time again in my was requesting. The world business career I have seen that the best times to start a new venture is the has changed, seed money and start-up capital time when others feel the world is near the end. are definitely still a need, but for most it is not anymore, the most crucial need. Advice, local For a real estate entrepreneur, the best of times and global connections, and synergies are at the was entering the industry when the savings and top of the requests. In other words, the resourcloan crises hit in the early 90’s, or even better es we will be providing to entrepreneurs in our after the great recession 10 years ago. The old The Fifth Floor Pro-Working facilities around saying "buying low and selling high" can be ac- the globe, starting in Avalon Park Orlando and complished if one uses the opportunity crises, Basel-Muttenz, Switzerland, and within the next pandemic, recessions, and times when a lot of year adding Avalon Park Wesley Chapel. While people are "paralyzed" and just wait for better we went through this program in Orlando, we will be launching a similar program in Avalon times to come. Park Wesley Chapel, upon completion of the first

phase of commercial space next year. However, I am always interested in learning about the “next big idea” and welcome you to email me at anytime with your ideas to Info@AvalonParkSun. com. I am pleased to have gone through this awards process with visionary entrepreneurs and I would venture to guess that in 10 years from now in 2030, I will be able to write to you about many success stories, which started while the world was going through a pandemic.

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Wesley Chapel, FL Cheryl Gonzalez • (813) 230-5217 GrandeCherylG@gmail.com

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The 2020 Primary and the Pandemic:

Voters Have Options The unprecedented time of conducting elections during a pandemic has presented challenges to ensure the safety of my team, poll workers and the voters of Pasco County, however, there will still be three options for casting a ballot in the upcoming August 18, 2020 Primary Election. While we strongly encourage voters to consider voting by mail, in-person early voting and Election Day voting will still be available with a few added conveniences for voting by mail, and the utilization of CDC guidelines for in-person voting.

period, August 8 - 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily will be available. Voters may also drop off their ballots at one of our three offices countywide through 7:00 p.m. Election Day.

Voters who choose to vote in-person should expect longer wait times due to health and safety measures being implemented at Early Voting sites and Election Day polling places. Precautions such as limiting the number of people inside the polling room and continuous cleaning of equipment and surfaces will be the main reasons for longer in-person Vote-by-mail ballots may be re- voting experiences. Knowing this in quested at www.PascoVotes.gov, by advance, we are hoping voters will calling 1-800-851-8754, or in writ- be understanding and remain paing with your date of birth to PO tient while waiting in line. Box 300, Dade City FL 33526. For this election cycle, voters may return their vote-by-mail ballot postage paid but should allow adequate time for delivery by the USPS. Per Florida law, vote-by-mail ballots must physically be in the elections' office by 7:00 p.m. Election Day - not just postmarked. You can track your ballot via our website with the option to receive text/email notifications when delivered to the Elections' Office. For added convenience, curbside drop-off for vote-by-mail ballots at all 11 Early Voting sites during the early voting

Additional planned health and safety measures include:

While we are anticipating some of our customary Election Day Polling Places will be unavailable for voting, the majority should be open as usual. If a Polling Place becomes unavailable for Election Day, we will send voters in that precinct postcard notifications via USPS, time permitting, as well as posting the changes on www.PascoVotes.gov. Additionally, a notice will be placed at the former polling location and voters will receive automated text alert messages through the Pasco County Emergency Management. Early voters have the option to vote at any of the 11 early voting sites, but on Election Day, voters are • Masks and/or face shields will be used by poll workers • Single-use styli will be available for voters to sign for their ballot • Re-usable ballot secrecy sleeves will not be required • Hands-free 2D barcode readers will be utilized for checking-in voters with Florida Driver License and Florida ID cards • Voters will be encouraged to use their own blue or black ballot marking pen

statutorily required to vote at their polling place. The message for voters during this unprecedented time is simple - let's "Make it Work". Plan, accordingly, and decide today which voting method you'll use to cast your ballot in the August Primary. If you haven't requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot, request one now. If you prefer to vote in person, plan to vote during the first four days of Early Voting. If you prefer to vote on Election Day, visit www.PascoVotes.gov before you leave home to verify your assigned Polling Place. • Masks will be available if needed, and the use of masks is strongly encouraged as there is a county directive requiring masks • Social distancing will be maintained while in line outside and inside the Polling Place • Touch points for voters and poll workers will be minimized through the implementation of cleaning surfaces, voting pens, voting machines, etc.

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School Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel will open doors to students for the first day of school on Monday, August 24, 2020. Our students will have 3 options to choose from:

Option 1 will be coming back to August 12 school in a face-to-face format. We will follow CDC guidelines to protect our students, staff, and families.

Option 2

will be part-time at school and part-time at home using Remote Live Instruction (RLI). Remote Live Instruction can be defined as students logging in (via computer) to a secure dashboard to attend a class through a video conferencing platform from home. Students follow the same daily schedule, as if they were on campus. Students interact with teachers and classmates through the video conferencing platform. Students connect to the platform through a secure, single sign-on dashboard called Colegia.

DROP OFF SUPPLIES & PICK UP NEW SCHOOL FOLDERS 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

9:00-10:00 AM 10:00-11:00 AM 11:00-12:00 PM 12:00-1:00 PM 1:00-2:00 PM 2:00-3:00 PM

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MEET THE TEACHER Held in Person, at School

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten: 5:00-7:00 PM

Option 3 will be full-time Remote August 18-20 Live Instruction from home. In order to pro-

vide RLI, all of our classrooms will be equipped MEET THE TEACHER with tracking cameras and 2 viewing monitors. Held via Zoom Conference Teachers will wear microphones and can move freely throughout the classrooms. August 18 1st Grade: 6:00-6:30 PM We expect to reach our capacity of 652 students 2nd Grade: 6:30-7:00 PM by the end of the week. Please continue to apply, as we will begin a waiting list once full. In addi- August 19 tion, our 2, Private Pre-Kindergarten classrooms 3rd Grade: 6:00-6:30 PM are full and our Before/Aftercare Program will 4th Grade: 6:30-7:00 PM service over 150 students. As we get closer to the start of school, we will offer several special events to provide opportunities for students to meet their teachers and drop off supplies.

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5th Grade: 6th Grade:

6:00-6:30 PM 6:30-7:00 PM


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Pasco 2020: A Story of Strength This virtual event will take place on September 3rd to highlight the resiliency and hard work of our community during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

so many people look forward to, we are announcing a new event, Pasco 2020: A Story of Strength, presented by AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and AdThe Pasco Economic Development ventHealth Zephyrhills. This virtual Council (Pasco EDC) has made the event will highlight the resiliency difficult decision to forego the 34th and hard work of our community Annual Awards and Trade Show during the current COVID-19 panoriginally scheduled for Thursday demic. We are seeking footage from September 3, 2020, at Saddlebrook the community to put together an Resort. Many businesses have suf- inclusive video. fered greatly due to COVID-19 and it would be in poor taste to cele- “My team worked first-hand with brate at time like this. The safety and many businesses that had to drastiwell-being of our community is our cally change their business models main priority. during the ‘safer at home’ orders, and we are still helping them toIn lieu of our annual event, which day,” shared Paco EDC President/

CEO Bill Cronin. “Many businesses simply did not know where to turn, it was heartbreaking. It has been an extremely difficult time, but we pulled together and helped one another. Through this video series we want to highlight the strength of our essential workers, community members, and business owners and the resiliency they demonstrated during the pandemic.” The event will take place on September 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and will feature videos from our first responders, community organizations, and businesses, as well as a networking component. The video series will be a dynamic short film

showcasing how the Pasco County community came together during an unprecedented time. For more information about the event visit, http://pascoedc.com/ events/details/story-of-strength. The Pasco EDC is seeking sponsorships for this event. There are numerous levels available which range from inclusion in the video to social media promotion. More information is available here. Have footage? The Pasco EDC is seeking footage from businesses, civilians, and first responders to be a part of this video series, read more and upload here.

Get Reimbursed for GBAC STAR Accreditation CARES funding for accreditation in outbreak prevention, response and recovery Show your customers you mean business when it comes to infectious disease prevention. In collaboration with the Pasco Economic Development Council and Florida’s Sports Coast, Pasco County is launching a reimbursement grant program for local businesses to cover fees associated with applying for and earning their Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation for infectious disease outbreak prevention, response and recovery. “Pasco County is proud to support our local business community, and this commitment of $2 million in Pasco CARES Act funding helps them pursue a certification that benefits our citizens, visitors and the overall wellness of our communities,” said Pasco Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mike Moore. Accreditation means a business has established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection and disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious diseases like COVID-19, creating a safe environment for reopening.

GBAC Star Accreditation steps for Pasco County businesses:

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a first-come, first-served basis, to a paid in full Pasco Business Tax Re- maximum of $2M ceipt (BTR). ✓ Visit bit.ly/GBACStarPasco for more information ✓ Complete the online application at: gbac.issa.com/pasco by October 31, 2020.

“Pasco County is offering our local businesses an exceptional op✓ Businesses will pay the initial portunity to certify their facilities fee (50%) and final balance (50%) with an internationally recognized, upon Accreditation as calculated by third-party organization,” said PasGBAC, both of which are 100% eli- co EDC President/CEO Bill Cronin. gible for reimbursement at the time “GBAC Star Accreditation inspires of payment through Pasco’s Office consumer confidence and demon-

strates a commitment to cleanliness.” For questions about the program, please contact Shelby Roberts with the Office of Economic Growth at 727-815-7092 / SRoberts@MyPasco.net.


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From The Desk Of Pasco County Commission Chairman Pasco County created a great video telling more about the new center, please check out Pasco County government YouTube page to learn more.

I hope everyone had a safe Independence Day and month of July. I am appreciative of the opportunity to provide you updates on what is happening in Pasco County as we continue to respond to the effects of COVID-19 together. First, please continue to be safe and do everything you can to prevent the spread of the virus: wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when you cannot distance from others, and limit gatherings with large groups. Information changes fast, please check out Pasco County’s website at MyPasco.net for all the latest. I am excited to let you know we held a virtual groundbreaking for the new recreation center at Wesley Chapel District Park on July 15th. I’ve spent a lot of time coaching at this park and there is a great need for this facility. The rec center will be almost 18,000 square feet and will open in the summer of 2021.

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nesses. Many of Pasco County’s programs for small businesses, such as our PPE reimbursement program, still have funds available. Check out MyPasco.net to see if you qualify.

of Pasco County and plays a role in the funding we receive from the federal and state governments. You can respond online at 2020Census. gov.

Our Pasco CARES program to pro- August will have a major milestone vide mortgage, rent and utility re- for our community as the new lief to our citizens who qualify has Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus provided $1.8 million dollars to of Pasco County opens this month. 619 households since it launched This has been years in the making in early May. We are proceeding in and will play an important role in a responsible manner by opening the future of our tourism growth up applications for 150 people at a while being open for local programtime, processing those over a few ming during the week. I cannot wait weeks time, then re-opening the to see the completed building and application process. We are finaliz- look forward to providing you an ing partnerships with some of our update next month. local non-profit agencies so they can process additional applications. Please continue to stay safe by folPlease check out MyPasco.net/Pas- lowing guidelines from our health I’m happy to provide updates on coCARES for all of the qualifying experts. You can always see the latest at the Pasco County government some of the programs Pasco County information. website, MyPasco.net. We will conhas launched in the past few months to support our citizens and busi- As always, please make sure you tinue to get through this by working nesses. In April, we launched the take the 2020 Census and urge your together. Pasco Emergency Business Relief family or friends to do so as well. It Grant, administered by the Pasco is incredibly important to the future Economic Development Council. This program helped 1,250 Pasco CLICK HERE for Virtual Groundbreaking Video companies by distributing just over $6 million dollars. This emergency grant helped companies with up to 25 employees and was a great way to get money flowing through our local economy. I greatly appreciate the team at Pasco EDC who worked tirelessly to review those applications. Our community cares deeply and is full of people and organizations that are always looking to help. I was happy to help my friends at the North American Telugu Society arrange food deliveries for our first responders. NATS is a non-profit Indian-American group that does great work in our community. We delivered food from The Local restaurant to the Pasco Sheriff ’s Office District 2 headquarters, and Fire Stations 13 and 36 in the Wesley Chapel area.

Our small businesses still need your support. Please join me by using #SupportPasco on social media when you use one of our Pasco busi-

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AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™

100 Top Hospitals List

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the third consecutive year that AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing Hospitals in the United States. This recognition demonstrates AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s ongoing commitment to keep patients safe by lower infections and streamlining processes that focus on putting patient care first. “AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is committed to providing high-quality, whole-person care for our community,” said Erik Wangsness, President and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “This award recognizes our team's daily dedication to our patients.”

rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients. The annual list was unveiled on Fortune.com.

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was also recently named the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to receive the honor of a 5-Star Rating in Overall Hospital Quality. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the FiveStar Quality Rating System to help consumers understand the quality

“This distinction is proof that our commitment to clinical excellence provides patients with a community hospital dedicated to offering topquality care and outcomes”

organizations like Healthgrades, and the Women’s Choice Award. AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital from US News & World Report. It has 10 consecutive “A” grades in safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group and has earned the recognition of Top General Hospital. For more information, visit http:// www.100tophospitals.com/.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making Dawn Hicks-Waldron lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge tech“This distinction is proof that our and safety standards of their health nology and innovation to deliver According to IBM Watson Health, commitment to clinical excellence care options. our brand of whole-person care. as compared to similar hospitals, provides patients with a commuOur network of care includes Adthe hospitals included on the For- nity hospital dedicated to offering Since opening in 2012, AdventventHealth Carrollwood, Adventtune/IBM Watson Health100 Top top-quality care and outcomes,” Health Wesley Chapel has estabHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Hospitals list had better results on said Dawn Hicks-Waldron, Vice lished itself as a national leader for Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Plackey clinical and operational perfor- President & Chief Nursing Officer, patient care, safety, and satisfaction id, AdventHealth North Pinellas, mance indicators such as: survival AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. earning recognition from various


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About IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals Program’s annual studies include the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. Visit 100tophospitals.com for more information.

About IBM Watson Health IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry. Supported by the innovation of IBM and intelligence of Watson, we are committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems. Through the combination of our deep industry expertise in health, data and analytics, actionable insights, and reputation for security and trust, Watson Health is working together with its clients and partners to help them achieve simpler processes, better care insights, faster breakthroughs, and improved experiences for people around the world. Learn more at ibm.com/watson/health.

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AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faithbased not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/ AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division.

About AdventHealth Wesley Chapel From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness. Since opening in October of 2012, the hospital has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction, quality, and safety, earning national rec-

ognitions including, being the only hospital in Tampa Bay to receive a 5-star CMS ranking this year. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health services, including surgery, imaging and rehabilitation services, emergency services for adults and children, and Inspiration Place, a comprehensive women’s health center that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa. In addition, the hospital opened in January 2018 an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco. The hospital features a 50,000 sq. ft. community Health & Wellness Center and a wide range of community offerings such as health and wellness presentations, screenings and events. For more information about AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, visit AHWesleyChapel.com, or Facebook. com/AdventHealthWesleyChapel.

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“InQuickER was a savior that day.” When Sydney came home from school, she wasn’t feeling well. She had a high fever and it wasn’t going away. So, her mom found AdventHealth’s online scheduling tool, InQuicker, and reserved an ER treatment time, making Sydney’s visit fast and easy. Get in quicker and get out faster at an AdventHealth ER near you. GetInQuickER.com In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

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