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At 7:57 a.m. Sept. 15 St. Joseph’s HospitalNorth’s newest unit saw its first patient and the only thing Michael Boria III could do was cry. That is because he was the first baby born at the hospital’s new obstetrics (OB) unit.

“We weren’t expecting we’d be the first, but we were kind of hoping,”said Michael’s mother Jill Boria, of Land O’ Lakes. It is the first baby for the couple of Jill and Michael Boria II, 26. Michael III, who the family will call Trip, was born 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 21-inches long. Jill was in labor for five hours. “The first thing that I thought was he looks like his daddy,” Jill said.“I’m excited to have a cute little baby boy.” The hospital is 10 minutes from the Boria’s house and even closer to Jill’s parents’, Denise and Clay Power, who live in Lutz. “We got a call at 4:45 in the morning, so we rushed over here and because it was so close we were here in plenty of time,” Denise said.“We were here for the delivery and the staff made the experience so great.” See ARRIVAL, page 19

Hillsborough County commissioners have voted in recent months to allow some property owners to opt out of community plans – a move that critics say undermines planning efforts. Denise Layne, a longtime Lutz activist, questions the legality of allowing individuals to opt out of community plans. The plans, which are part of Hillsborough County’s comprehensive plan, provide a greater level of specificity about the vision a community has for its future, said Bob Hunter, executive director of the Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission. Lutz and Keystone were the first two communities in Hillsborough County to devise plans aimed at addressing their unique character and providing guidelines for future development in those areas. Development of the plans generally takes a considerable amount of time, a number of community meetings and give and take among various stakeholders, such as residents, commercial property owners and others. County commissioners have approved community plans for Brandon, Seffner/Mango and Carrollwood/Northdale that have been sent to the state Department of Community Affairs for review. In approving those plans, however, commissioners have agreed to allow some individual property owners to opt out of them – creating a stir among activists. The DCA is expected to weigh in on the issue by Oct. 1, in its Objections, Recommendations and Comments (ORC) report on the Brandon and Mango/Seffner plans. County commissioners also are expected to take up the issue at one of their meetings early next month,said Commissioner Kevin Beckner, an opponent to the notion of opt-outs. See OPT OUT, page 16

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At the age of 12 Nate McCoole’s life changed forever when his father, Michael, died from cancer.The loss was difficult, but with the help of his family and sports he has become star on the Seahawks football team. “I remember he was the best dad,”Nate, 16, said.“He was really involved in everything me and my sister did. It was very hard to see him so bad.” Michael came home from work one day in 2002 with what he and his family thought was the flu.They never expected the diagnosis to be terminal cancer in his abdomen. See FATHER, page 16

The McCooles in their last family photo before Michael died in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Laura McCoole)

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Pasco school offers high-tech learning option By B.C. Manion

eSchool not only encourages parental involvement; it demands it, Glenn said. eSchool teachers must talk with their students’ parents at least once a month, said DuSel, who lives in Wesley Chapel. That’s not required of teachers at bricks and mortar schools. eSchool also requires lots of reading, so it is not a good option for students who are lagging behind in those skills, Glenn said. DuSel loves teaching students online. “It really is everything that I love about teaching and none of the stuff that I don’t really love so much. “I loved being in the classroom. I loved my kids. I loved my schools. But this is just pure subject matter.They’re not coming up to me and talking to me about other stuff. There’s no,‘Sit down. Put your gum away. Get that dress code appropriate. Go to the office.’ There’s none of that stuff. “When I’m talking to a kid on the phone, I can talk to him purely about subject matter,” DuSel said. Glenn said people frequently wonder whether the district offers physical education and driver’s education courses through eSchool. Both classes are offered, Glenn said. Driver’s education is available, but does not include behind-the-wheel instruction. Physical education is available, too, but the students get to choose their own physical activities, which can vary widely. Another benefit of eSchool is that lessons within a course can offer a wide variety of options, enabling students to have more choices in the work that is done to satisfy course requirements, Glenn said. eSchool is not for everyone, DuSel said. “This is not for kids who do not want to learn. If the parents don’t have the time, or the parents are not involved, and the kid is not motivated – that is not a good combination.”

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Cascade DuSel sits near her computer, telephone in hand, talking to a student, while clicking away on her keyboard. Welcome to Spanish class, eSchool-style. The Pasco County educator teaches 120 students online, including Spanish classes for middle school, high school and Advanced Placement students. DuSel uses a lot of technology to deliver her instruction. In addition to the curriculum delivered in online lessons, she uses instant messages, Skype, e-mails, texting, telephone calls, audio files and her cell phone to get the job done. One of the beauties of eSchool is its flexibility, said JoAnne Glenn, an assistant principal who oversees Pasco eSchool. It can cater to the pace of individual students. Some students need more time to learn, and they can take it. Others may be able to zoom ahead and they’re not stymied. “It’s not a passive learning experience,” Glenn said.There are lots of ways for students to be engaged, and teachers are able to see if students are logging on, what they are doing when they are logged on and whether they are on pace to succeed. eSchool also offers a safety valve to the school district to enable students to take a class that has been capped at a traditional bricks and mortar school because of the state’s strict class size limits. “Kids don’t necessarily have to settle for a second choice,” Glenn said. This year’s eSchool enrollment is roughly 30 percent more than last year, which Glenn attributes primarily to the class size limits. “I think (eSchool enrollment) will continue to creep up in the next few weeks,” she added, to accommodate more students who must shift into a new class because of the state’s cap. Enrollment for the program includes 53 full-time elementary pupils and about 160 full-time high school students. Overall, there are about 500 sixth- through 12th-grade students enrolled in at least one class. Ten district teachers are assigned to the eSchool program. The enrollment figures also include children who are being home-schooled, or who

JoAnne Glenn, who oversees Pasco eSchool, says it offers great flexibility for students in terms of curriculum and learning pace. (Photo by Glenn Gefers of www.photosby3g.com)

are enrolled in private or charter schools. eSchool gives students the option of taking a class that isn’t offered on their campus or doesn’t fit into their school day. “Classes are available 24/7. The digital learner wants to be able to learn all of the time.They’re used to be able to access information all of the time,” Glenn said. While students can work at all hours of the day and night, the eSchool school year complies with the school district’s calendar, Glenn said. Students who are interested in eSchool can try it without penalty, Glenn said. There’s a 28-day grace period, so students can try eSchool without penalty. If eSchool is not for them, Pasco eSchool will work with the county’s traditional schools to work something out for the student.

eSchool gives students an avenue to complete their course work while pursuing special interests. For instance, one of DuSel’s students wants to be a professional golfer. “He is up 4 or 5 in the morning, he does an hour or two on the computer and then he’s out playing golf for six or seven hours, then he’s back and does another six or seven hours on the computer,” DuSel said. “He’s taking Spanish 2 and he’s an eighth-grader.” His mom told DuSel that she likes eSchool because it allows her to be involved in her son’s education. DuSel said the mom told her: “I know everything that he’s doing. I know all of his assignments. I know when they are going to be due.”

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A single vote will help move Wiregrass Ranch from a cattle farm to a center of education, business and fun. The Pasco County Commission voted unanimously Sept. 6 to approve a plan for the development of that section of Wesley Chapel. The plan includes clearing way for the new Wesley Chapel Medical Center, PascoHernando Community Hospital’s (PHCC) Wiregrass Campus and a future recreation complex.With those additions, the plan also calls for a reduction in the number of potential homes that can be built in the area by 1,205. Pasco Commission chairwoman and Pasco tourism council chairwoman Pat Mulieri sees the benefit of adding recreation that will bring people from other counties or states. “The recreation center would be a big boost for the economy,” Mulieri said. “A prime example is the lacrosse tournament we have in January near Saddlebrook. It brings in more than $2 million to our economy. Pizza places, hotels and stores are jumping and the registers are all ringing. Imagine having a facility that has weekly tournaments, perhaps professional ice hockey practice, and local teams.” “The hospital and PHCC will create a synergy that will bring more prosperity to the area and contribute positively to the quality of life in Wesley Chapel,” Mulieri continued.“The hospital and college will bring additional professionals to the area and new residents can absorb some of the housing surplus.” Mulieri was a professor at PHCC for more than 20 years and is happy to see the expansion of education. “Having a diverse educational environment contributes to economic development and will be a plus when recruiting new

Most of the area called Wiregrass Ranch was actually a working cow farm owned by the Porter family. (Photo courtesy of Quinn Porter)

businesses to Pasco,” Mulieri said. “It will help us realize our goal; Pasco bringing opportunities home.” The reduction of potential homes is to make room for increased development of more businesses.To compensate for the loss of residential development, the plan approved rezoning of the area around the future extension of SR 56 from where it stops at Meadow Pointe Boulevard east to Morris Bridge Road.That project will likely be paid for by developers, not the county. The rezoning will allow more than 2,000 homes to be built on the 825.5 acres of land next to the future extension. Part of that area would be the new River Landing development, which will have about 1,200 homes, 400 multifamily homes and 300 townhouses. Before the rezoning, the land was for agricultural purposes. On the recreation side, the “attractions and recreation facility” could be many things, according to Eric Keaton, Pasco tourism manager. “That land is currently available for private developers who can approach the county to build any recreational facility from hockey to racquetball or shuffleboard,” Keaton said. Keaton said there is county land near Saddlebrook that will be used for a tennis or other relational facility. He said there is a

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Newcomers club offers friendship, fun, emotional support By B.C. Manion

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The ladies stream into the restaurant, exchanging hugs and good-natured banter — in what appears to be a gathering of old friends. As it turns out, however, some members of the club joined just a few months ago, while others have belonged for years. But the same friendly greeting was extended to all – and the warmth of the reception is in keeping with the spirit of Tampa Bay Newcomers, Inc., an organization for women, founded in 1952. The women at the Daytime Bunko gathering at Amici Pizza in Wesley Chapel moved to Tampa Bay from places like Plainview, N.Y.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Grosse Ile, Mich.; Houston,Texas; and Wauwatosa,Wis., to mention just a few. The women who join Tampa Bay Newcomers Inc., do so for different reasons. Many are new to the area and are seeking not only potential friends, but also practical help.They want advice on finding a doctor, a dentist, a vet, a hairdresser, a handyman or a mechanic.They also want to know more about the area’s offerings, such as where to have fun or to find a good meal. Some may join because they enjoy playing bridge, canasta or Bunco, they like to bowl or golf or they want to partake in any number of other activities the club offers. Some are attracted because of a life change — leaving them with newfound time on their hands:They’re recent widows, newly retired or have become emptynesters. Club president Charlotte Sandery moved to Wesley Chapel after living in Australia for 24 years. She moved to the area after her husband died.And, although she had visited numerous times because her daughter lives in the community, she had not formed any friendships. “I knew I needed to get involved with some like-minded people,’’ Sandery said. So, she decided to give Tampa Bay Newcomers a try. “All of these women just greet you with open arms.They want to know who you are and where you’re from and what you’re doing here and what you like to do,”

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Sandery said. “They’re very friendly girls,” agreed 77year-old Rose Bleich, who is originally from Long Island. Even though she considers herself to be shy by nature, the Wesley Chapel woman said she feels right at home with the group. It’s a lot of fun, said 62-year-old Beverly Ackerman. “I went kayaking. I never thought I would go kayaking,” said the retired revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service.“I think next month they’re gong to be doing zip-lining.” Like many other members of the group, Ackerman learned about it while she was exercising at Shapes. She overheard a group of women talking about a monthly gathering called TGIS, which is essentially a giant potluck for couples held at a club member’s home. “You meet people from all over. It’s so interesting. Everybody down here comes from somewhere else,” said Ackerman, who moved to the area three years ago from Plainview, N.Y. Sixty-one-year-old Ruth Gibney, of Land O’ Lakes, most recently lived in Las Vegas. Before she lived there, she lived near Chicago and in New York, New Jersey, Houston and Toronto. She was a member of Newcomers in each of those places, except for New York, where she couldn’t find a club. Even before she moved to Florida, she began researching online – looking for an

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Donna Gosset describes the friends she has met in Tampa Bay Newcomers Inc. as “a sisterhood” who gave her support when she learned she had breast cancer. Charlotte Sandery, president of Tampa Bay Newcomers, joined the group when she moved to Wesley Chapel after living 24 years in Australia.

Tampa Bay Newcomers, Inc. For more information go to www.tampabaynewcomers.com or e-mail csandery@tampabay.rr.com. last year. “They all reached out, sent me cards, took me to my appointments. It was a real, as I would say, sisterhood.The good Lord carried me through it and they lifted my arms.” Gosset said she had lived in Clearwater for decades before moving to her new home to downsize. In one sense, moving to the new community was like moving to a new state, she said.“I knew nobody.” Gosset isn’t the only recipient of the club members’ compassion. When another woman’s husband died suddenly, others in the group sprang to action. One went to help do laundry and do some cleaning around the house; another helped with funeral arrangements. Lots of club members got busy in their kitchens preparing food to serve after the memorial. “If you need something, somebody is there for you,” said club member Vonda Mays, 57, who lives in New Tampa. “We support each other,” said Ackerman. “When you think about it, we’re all kind of in the same boat.”

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Volunteers beautify Pasco As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers spent Saturday morning cleaning parts of the community. (Photos by Glenn Gefers of www.photosby3g.com)

Jodi Mark of Lutz, a teacher at Charles S. Rushe Middle School, spent time with her team from Friends of Florida cleaning up thousands of cigarette butts and other garbage along Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.

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Oasis, a pregnancy care center, will host A Refuge of Hope Second Annual Benefit Banquet at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 24. Cost is $50 for individuals and $75 for couples for this evening of Hawaiian fun.The event will be at the Family Life Center, First Baptist Church, 5105 School House Road in Land O’ Lakes. For more information, call (813) 406-4965 or visit www.heartsforoasis.org.

The Center for Living Wellness is now providing yoga for mommies-to-be beginning Sept. 28. Participants can nurture and strengthen their changing body and learn breathing techniques and yoga poses to strengthen your mind and body in preparation for childbirth. Cost is $95 per six-week session. To reserve your space, call (813) 269-2700 or e-mail info@centerforlivingwellness.com.

EXOTIC HONEY TASTING AT USF USF Botanical Gardens will host a honey tasting event from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 25, featuring exotic and unusual honey from around the world as well as honey produced at USF.Tickets are $20.The botanical gardens are located at 12210 USF Pine Drive in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 910-3274 o e-mail USFBotanicalGardens@gmail.com.

PARKING LOT AND CRAFT SALE Our Lady of the Rosary, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, will have a Parking Lot and Craft Sale 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 23. Cost is $10 for one vendor space, $5 for each additional space.All profits go to the Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Pregnancy Center. A truck from Gulfside Regional Hospital will be at the church at 12 p.m. to collect leftover donations. Rain date is Nov. 6. Reserve space now. For more information, call Doreen at (813) 997-1045.

WOMEN’S CLUB YARD SALE The Lexington Oaks Women’s Club is looking for vendors and sellers to its annual fund raising community yard sale located at 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd. in Wesley Chapel on Oct. 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Spaces are available for $15. For applications and information, call Sharon at (813) 967-5677.

ROTARY CLUB HOSTS CANDIDATES The Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes will host candidates for the U.S. House District of Central Pasco County — Jim Piccillo on Sept. 27 and Elena McCullough on Oct. 4. The public is invited to attend the free meeting. Lunch is available for $10.The Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes meets at Rapscallion’s restaurant, 4422 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. For information, contact Randy Gailit at (813) 918-3027 or email at rotarylol@gailit.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT CONCERT FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Artists for Humanity will host a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic, 13651 Hays Road in Spring Hill.The concert will include classical, Broadway and 40s music.Tickets are $15.All proceeds go to Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Meals on Wheels Program. Keifer Village Jewels and Ed Morse Auto Dealership sponsor the event. Tickets are available at Keifer Village Jewels, 24144 SR 54 in Land O Lakes, or by calling (813) 992-5738 or (352) 588-4058.

MOMS CLUB OPEN HOUSE The MOMS Club chapter of Lutz East / Land O’ Lakes South is hosting its annual Open House at 10 a.m. Sept. 27, at the Clubhouse in the Grand Oaks subdivision, 25849 Frith Street in Land O’ Lakes. MOMS Club offers weekly playgroups, a monthly mom’s night out, and fun community service projects. Get information about MOMS Club, meet and greet members, enjoy refreshments and a children’s craft. For more information, contact Colleen Vinson at (813) 929-0364 or cwvinson@yahoo.com.

HUMANE SOCIETY FOOD BANK Casper’s Cupboard, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay food bank, will collect donations of bags of dog and cat food at Texas Roadhouse, 26409 Silver Maple Parkway in Wesley Chapel, from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26.The GFWC New Tampa Juniors & Juniorettes will collect the pet food.Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of food and drink sales to the humane society. For more information, visit www.RWCNewTampaJuniors.org. For call-ahead seating, call (813) 907-8188.

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ARTS MOSI will host an opening reception for the “Artemis Collection”art exhibition from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23.The exhibit consists of national and international artists in architecture, painting, sculpture and photography, with live Broadway and jazz music and a cash bar.The speaker is William Lord, son or renown sculptor Fonchen Lord.The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 20.Admission is free. MOSI is located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 987-6060.

ORGANIC VEGETABLE WORKSHOP A Vegetable Gardening Workshop will take place from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 25 at the garden in the Conservatory at the USF Botanical Gardens.The workshop is presented by Grace’s Hydro-Organic owners and growers. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for botanical garden members and students with ID. For more information, call (813) 910-3274 or visit www.cas.usf.edu/garden.

TAMPA BAY NEWCOMERS LUNCHEON Tampa Bay Newcomers Inc. will have its monthly luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd.The group will honor past presidents. For luncheon information, call (813) 977-6861. For membership information, call (813) 907-0386.

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BUSINESS Centex hosts model home showcase Centex will host a grand opening from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 to showcase the newest model home by Centex Homes in Sweetgrass at Stonebrier, 2824 Cypress Bowl Rd. in Lutz. New Centex homes in Sweetgrass at Stonebrier range in size from 1,335 square feet to 3,136 square feet and are priced from $149,990. More than half of Stonebrier has been preserved in its pristine state, offering a variety of wooded home sites, yet the community is minutes from shopping, entertainment and major arterial highways. For more information, visit www.centex.com/tampa or call (813) 948-8866.

CG1 Chiropractic has a new home As of Sept. 1, CG1 Chiropractic Clinic Inc., formerly in Harbour Village Plaza on Land O’ Lakes Blvd. has relocated to 16102 N. Florida Avenue in Lutz. The telephone number has remained the same and CG1 can be reached at (813) 909-7171.

Ambassadors welcome new members Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcome new September members. Pictured from left, John Metz, ambassador Metz Orthodontics; Rhonda Buckley, ambassador First American Home Title of Land O’ Lakes; new members, Jill Kors of Mary Kay Cosmetics and Marlene Ballester, 24-7 Plumbing; Jerry Slutzky, ambassador Tampa Bay Wealth Advisory Services. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Dunkley)

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SCORE chapter receives $5,000 bank grant Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation awarded the Pasco-Hernando SCORE Chapter a $5,000 grant to develop and present small business seminars co-sponsored by the Pasco and Hernando County Public Library Systems. Seminars are available free of charge. For a schedule of topics and dates, times and locations, visit www.score439.org. SCORE vice-chairman Bill Dalton (l) accepted the grant check from Christopher G. Nessmith, New Port Richey Banking Center manager. (Photo courtesy of SCORE)

AT&T increases capacity in Pasco AT&T announced it has increased capacity on its mobile broadband network in parts of Pasco and Hernando counties.As a result of this upgrade, local customers are expected to experience improved 3G wireless voice and data connectivity and performance, especially during peak hours. The network enhancement involved adding new layers of frequency, also known as carriers, to 10 cell sites in New Port Richey, Land O’ Lakes, Odessa, Zephyrhills, Brooksville and Spring Hill.The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s 3G network.

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Lutz Patriots show their colors Local patriots were out in force on Sept. 11 showing their support for our troops in front of the Old School House in Lutz. Pictured in green is the Lutz – Land O’ Lakes Women’s Club and president Edwina Kraemer; in blue the GFWC Little Women of Lutz; in red, Bruce Hockensmith and the Lutz Patriots, and Lutz Guv’na Steph Ensor. (Photo courtesy of Anthony V. Masella Jr.)

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Caroline Glaister, 5, and Kiersten Glaister, 3, stand next to a collie as Father Jojo Tejada, of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, administers a blessing last year. (File photo, www.OurtownFLA.com)

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Every winter when most of my landscape is resting, my one camellia starts blooming. I start to think,“I sure wish I had planted more of these beauties.”This year I’ve decided to get organized and plant more to add some interest in my garden. Camellias are kissing-cousins to the plant that produces tea, Camellia sinensis. While the tea Camellia does grow here, it’s not quite as showing as the japonicas and sasanquas.These two are the ones commonly sold in garden centers and the only reason you’ll care which is which relates to timing of bloom. Japonicas bloom in the fall from November through January, while sasanqua are later from December through February. If you aren’t familiar with camellias you should be.A mainstay in southern gardens for more than a hundred years, camellia’s glossy green foliage make this 10 to 12inch shrub an excellent foundation plant, a screen from unwanted views, or an attractive accent. More than just beautiful in flower, this Florida-friendly plant is drought tolerant, requires low maintenance and has very few insect or disease problems. The few pests it does get are relatively easy to control and not fatal to the plant. Scale and aphids are the most likely culprits that are controlled with neem oil or other horticultural oils when temperatures are below 90 degrees. Minute bugs called thrips, that cause rose leaves to turn red

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Camellila Glen 40, or coquettii, is a japonica. (Photo courtesy of the Pasco Extension)

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American Legion Post installs officers Members of Pack 177 with some of the popcorn they will be selling. Back row from left are Eric Oleson, Nick Johnson, Aaron Oleson and Jacob Landry. Front row from left are Alex Brennan, Ashton Folk and Jason Carter. (Photo by Angie Carter)

Pack 177 raises money for trip to space center Cub Scout Pack 177 of Wesley Chapel will be selling popcorn to raise money for a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. Each of the pack’s 85 boys is trying to raise $600 to pay for the trip. “It’ll be a once in a lifetime trip for the kids,” said Angie Carter, whose son, Jason, is a Wolf scout in the pack.“They’ll get to meet an astronaut and walk on the launch pad. We want to get there before they stop any of the programs.” Something the pack is trying for the first time is selling the popcorn online at www.trails-end.com, but to support the group, residents need to e-mail cspack177@aol.com to get the name of a scout to buy from. The boys will be selling the official Boy Scouts of America popcorn at several Wesley Chapel and

Zephyrhills locations in October, including: —9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at Bagelicious in Wesley Chapel —9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Publix on the corner of SR 54 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard —10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23 at Bridgewater Community’s fall festival —10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Sam’s Club on SR 56 —9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Publix on Eiland Boulevard Any money raised after the trip to the space center is paid for will go to funding scout events throughout the year. The pack does community service projects like Coastal Cleanup,Toys for Tots and Carols & Crafts at assisted living facilities.

American Legion Post 147 had its installation of officers Sept. 7. Pictured from left are Commander Cal Reneau, Vice Commander Jean Bergeron, Finance Officer Jim Travis, Executive Committee Members Jim Smith, Sieg Cropper and Chuck Reid. Any veteran of any war is welcome to join. The next general meeting is Oct. 7 at 17413 Gunn Highway. For information, call (813) 926-4632. (Photos courtesy of Tomi Reneau)

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Re: Inside the criminal mind of Bobby Joe Dear Favorite Editor: When I went back to college at night for a second degree, 75 percent of my fellow construction workers had done hard time for violent crimes. One of the guys had raped a couple of women and gotten away with it. However, now that he was married and had a daughter, he stated that he would kill anybody who raped his daughter. He probably made that comment for the benefit of one of our co-workers who had waited in a woman’s house with a hunting knife. Then when she got home, he raped her. Some people probably think that it was okay, because he wasn’t an adult. He was just a 16-year-old boy. Just about all of the criminals delighted in hurting or killing animals. One guy was going to stab a dog to death just for the fun of it. I told him not to do that. Criminals’ brains are not “wired right.” Often they simply act irrationally. Later, I heard that he had stabbed to death one of

our co-workers while they were drinking. Alcohol seemed to be another common factor involved in their crimes. Supposedly, genetics accounts for 75 percent of what we are. The other 25 percent depends upon our life experiences. However, some of us do have a morals gene. But who is the normal person? The law-abiding citizen or the criminal? A century or two ago, our ancestors were marauding thieves, murderers, and rapists. If they wanted gold, land, or sex, they took it by the use of violence. We still have that DNA in us. One out of every 10 people on this planet carries the genes of Genghis Khan. A college professor told me that the point of one of our class exercises was that we are all capable of murder. Sincerely, J. D. Wright Land O’ Lakes resident

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FATHER, from page 1 “He was wonderful,”said Michael’s wife, Laura McCoole.“He was very involved in our children’s lives.They waited for him at the door to get home from working at Gaither every day.” Michael worked at Gaither High School as a science teacher for 17 years.When he became sick Laura, who was a stay-at-home mother, went back to school for her master’s degree in reading education from Saint Leo University. She has been a third-grade teacher for the last five years at Maniscalco Elementary in Lutz. While Laura was going back to school, her children, Nate and Micah, had to take care of Michael until he died in 2006. Laura said she would set out the things for dinner and Nate would make it for his father and sister when he got home. Laura said the family’s faith in God and closeness helped them get through losing Michael. Additionally, Nate, a junior, has found a sanctuary on the football field as the starting right tackle on the Sunlake High football team. “I most like the camaraderie with my friends on the line, but I also like driving people into the dirt,” Nate said. Also on the line this year with Nate are right guard Matt Sanders, center Josh Nobles, left guard Randy Silverwood and left tackle Canon Clark. “He’s a very hard worker,” said Sunlake

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coach Bill Browning.“He leads by example in the weight room and is probably the strongest guy we have. I can’t say enough about him because he’s a great example of a young man.” Clark said off the field Nate is one of the most mellow guys he knows, but when he straps on his helmet he switches into another mode. Nate did not always have that edge. “His whole life he was so big compared to the other kids so we told him he had to be careful playing with them,” Laura said. “We’d have parents complaining at the playgrounds that there was a 10-year-old in there when he was only 5.When he started playing I had to tell him it was ok to be aggressive and hit people.” Nate started playing football in seventh grade in the Exciting Idlewild Baptist league. He was not allowed to play in other leagues because he was too big.At Idlewild he had to play with 16-year-olds because he was so much bigger than the other players. Laura is the Sunlake team mom and supports the team however she can. “Almost every weekend we all go to Nate’s house and hang out and his mom

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makes us food,” Clark said.“His mom is really amazing and she’s like my second mom.” Those meals do not come cheap. “Those are big shopping bills when they come over,” Laura said jokingly.“They can really eat and I make sure to get them only the best steak to keep them strong.” Nate’s work ethic and Laura’s choice of meat has helped him on the Seahawks weightlifting team as well. In the last year he earned the title as strongest 15-year-old in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Florida competition. The title qualified him for the national event in Wisconsin in March, where he placed second in his division. His best lift in the bench press is 425 pounds and can also put up 445 in the squat and 540 in the powerlift, also called deadlift. Sunlake’s weightlifting coach Matt Smith, who is also the offensive line coach, went with Nate to the USAPL national event. Nate said Smith has been the biggest male influence on his life since his father died. In addition, both Nate and Micah, 13, participate in track and field. Nate does the shot put and discus throw, while Micah does the discus for Charles S. Rushe Middle. Nate is not just about athletics. His par-

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Dining & Entertainment Your Community Guide to Food & Fun

HEALTHY ORDERING Restaurant offers casual dining in a semi-formal setting Digest these thoughts as dining column ‘skips a meal’ By Joe Potter

Eating out is a staple of American life, but it is also one reason why we are heavier than ever before. Samantha Taylor, owner of Pure Health Studios, offers tips on how to make responsible choices while dining out at area restaurants.

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David and Mistie Rinaldo stand in the dining area of the Scotland Yards Golf Club Sports Bar & Grill Room. The couple took over management of the facility in January. (Photo by Joe Potter)

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If you’re looking for a good place to get away for a quick, relaxing lunch, the Scotland Yards Golf Club Sports Bar & Grill Room might be the place. The restaurant, at 9424 US 301, is midway between Zephyrhills and Dade City. The Lazy Susan’s Restaurant & Bar previously operated at the site before Mistie Rinaldo and her husband, David, took over the restaurant and changed its name in January 2010. David Rinaldo and his father, Bill, managed a snack bar that operated at the site prior to Lazy Susan’s being there. Mistie Rinaldo is restaurant and banquet manager. David Rinaldo manages the golf course and helps his wife with the restaurant on an as-needed basis. Mistie Rinaldo previously worked in the medical field. “I am a people person. I love helping and seeing that people are happy whether it has been medical or dining. I love it all,” she said. Scotland Yards Golf Club Sports Bar & Grill Room is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Monday,Thursday and Saturday.The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the nights that specials are offered – Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Fridays. No regular menu item is priced above $8. Tuesday’s special, effective all day, is buy 10 chicken wings, get 10 chicken wings free, for $7.95, dine-in only. Wednesday’s dinner special is steak or salmon for $10.95. Friday’s dinner special is fried haddock or shrimp. Haddock is $9.95 while the shrimp is $10.95. Scotland Yards Golf Club Sports Bar & Grill Room offers an extensive list of sandwiches and baskets. Sandwiches include grilled or fried chicken, chicken salad, turkey, grilled ham and cheese, club sandwiches, roast beef, 1/3-pound hamburgers,

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ARRIVAL, from page 1 The hospital, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, opened its OB unit Aug. 25. It is also the closest OB unit to Land O’ Lakes residents like the Borias. “Within our walls, babies will be born and families will be forever impacted by the work we do,” said Paula McGuiness, the hospital’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to extending our legacy of compassionate care to a whole new generation.” The labor and delivery suites are the largest of the rooms at the hospital at 418 square feet. “You need a lot of room to deliver a baby and give the doctors and nurses room to work,” said Vicki Gose, nurse manager of the OB and mother baby units.“We can get the lighting pointed right where we need it so the doctors can see everything they’re doing.” Gose has been in labor and delivery care for 24 years and is also the mother of two. She said she got into the field because she loves helping people start their family. “We’re very excited to have the OB unit open,” Gose said.“We opened in February and it’s taken a little bit to get it opened, but we’re very happy it is. It wasn’t nine months

The new unit’s services will include:

• Four private labor and delivery rooms equipped with a labor bed that has multiple positions designed for comfort during delivery. • A shower designed for use during labor. • An infant warmer that quickly distributes warmth through a recessed heater while also serving as an in-bed scale. of waiting for it to be done like mothers have to wait, but it seemed like a long time to us.” Gose was at the hospital when the first baby was born. Once the baby is delivered, the mother and child can recover together in one of 12 private suites designed to look like hotel rooms as are all suites at the facility. Kathy Myers, director of operations, said each room has a high definition TV, a full-size shower and an in-room relative area to keep the family together. “The rooms are big and have everything

The new imaging center across the street from St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. (Photo by Kyle LoJacono)

Imaging center to open at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North Set to open in early 2011, BayCare Outpatient Imaging Center will be a fullservice outpatient imaging center. It is being built just east of the hospital, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, in front of Kohl’s.

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Vicki Gose shows how the light in the labor and delivery rooms can be directed exactly where it is needed. (Photo by Kyle LoJacono)

needed to make the patient feel comfortable,” Myers said. “… The About St. Joseph’s Hospital-North same nurse stays with the mother 43,000 patients expected in 2010 from when they come in until they 28,000 emergency room visits expected in 2010 leave.That just helps them stay com108 private suites fortable and the nurse learns what 500 employees the patient wants.” 1,000 free parking spaces Myers also said the mother and Cost of more than $225 million to build father get a special dinner provided by the hospital for one evening.The new mother is also given a robe and several baby needs to have a minor procedure or is other things including toys for the new sick.” baby during the stay. There is a neonatal nurse at the facility at “The family can also stay with the moth- all times, according to Myers. er the whole time and that makes the “The support of this community has process easier on her,”Gose said.“There is a made the opening a success and we value pullout bed in every labor and delivery each and every person who has visited our room.” hospital,”McGuiness said. “We are grateful Mother and child are kept together as to have the opportunity to provide emermuch as possible, but for short periods they gency care, surgical services, interventional are taken to the nursery. Guests can look cardiology, imaging services and into the area much of the time now obstetrics to local residents who truly “They’re here for a bath and little things needed better access to health care.” like that,” said Donna Quinones, neonatal For more information on St. Joseph’s nurse.“People can see in most of the time, Hospital-North, call (813) 443-7000 or visit but we can frost over the glass in case a www.stjosephsnorth.com.

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Shuffleboard king returns with two more titles Earl Ball ties record for national championships By Kyle LoJacono klojacono@cnewspubs.com

When it comes to shuffleboard national championships, no one has more than Zephyrhills resident Earl Ball. Ball, 66, won two of the three titles at the Eastern National Shuffleboard Championship in Hendersonville,N.C.,bringing his total title count to 15.That ties him with Lary Faris, who has retired from the game. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to win so many titles,” Ball said. “I’ve really enjoyed chasing this record because the guy who had the record and I go back and forth with it. I wrote him e-mails saying that’s number 14 and that’s number 15. He typically comes back and says he’s going to come out of retirement to stay on top.” The weeklong championship finished Sept. 7. Ball took home the men’s singles and doubles Eastern National titles, but was eliminated in the semifinals of the mixed doubles event. Helping Ball bring home the doubles event was Stan Williamson, who now has

won eight championships. Seven of those titles came as a doubles team with Ball. “I really went and played for Earl,” Williamson, 63, said.“He plays a lot more than I do and is much more into getting the most titles, so I did it for him. “When we go anywhere people always know Earl,”Williamson added.“He’s the person everyone knows and is trying to beat. That makes it harder for him because everyone is gunning for him.” Williamson is three years younger than Ball. Because of that,Williamson said he is like Tiger Woods chasing down Ball who is

Jack Nicklaus for the most titles. Nicklaus has the most major championships in professional golf history with 18, while Woods is chasing him with 14. “When you’re the person doing it you don’t even feel it,” Ball said.“Other people see it.When I look at what Tiger Woods does or what Jack Nicklaus has done I’m amazed, so it’s the same thing.When you’re the actu-

Stan Williamson (left) and Earl Ball display the titles won in Hendersonville. Williamson has the doubles title the two claimed and Ball has the singles championship trophy.

al person, it’s just part of what you’re doing.” Ball first started playing in 1997, so he has averaged more than one national championship per year. His main goal has been to track down the record for most national titles. He also wants the all-time wins crown in Florida. “The person with the most has 85 and that’s by Glenn Peltier,” Ball said.“I am third with 58 and won 10 last years. So I’m chasing that. I’m also about 20 points behind Faris for total national points. So I’ve still got that to chase down too.” Players receive points for finishing near the top of various events. Ball said he wants to continue playing as long as he can to reach those last goals and stretch out a lead in the number of national championships. “Every now and then I consider reducing the amount of play because I always feel it wear on me at the end of the season in March and April, but come October you get excited after you start playing some tournaments,” Ball said.“It’s the mental part that really gets you. It’s not so much physical, but it’s the combination of the travel and playing four and five days a week in heavy competition.” At the Zephyrhills Shuffleboard Club most people said they look up to Ball on the courts, including Tom Churchill. “He’s a great player,” Churchill said. “I wish I Earl Ball with the two national titles he won in Hendersonville, was half as good as him N.C. (Photos by Kyle LoJacono) because he’s the best in the city and really in the country.” also in Bradenton. The next chance for Ball to take the over“That’s where I won my first title with all lead in championships is in November in Stan,” Ball said. “It was the first champiBradenton for the National Singles onship of the new millennium in January of Championship. If he does not win there, Ball 2000 and it would be fitting if we could win and Williamson will team up for the that to set the record. Of course I want to National Doubles Championship in January, win in November too.”

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watch. Rowers need to be at least 15-years-old. All proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice, which provides end-of-life care to people in Pasco and Hernando counties. “It’ll be a fun day and we’ll get some money for a good cause,” said Mary Jane Kranendonk, who started the rowing club. Early registration is $5 by Oct. 16 or $10 day of the event.To sign up, call (813) 996-4718 or e-mail lolrowing@gmail.com.

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Van Dyke Church Journeymen are sponsoring a charity golf tournament at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club in Lutz at 8 a.m. Oct. 16 to support the church’s special needs ministry. Registration opens at 7 a.m. day of the event.The cost is $90 per golfer. Those who sign up before Oct. 1 receive a free embroidered golf shirt. For more information or to sign up, visit www.vandyke.org/adult-groups/men e-mail Bob Hall at bhall1663@verizon.net.

One breath golf tournament One Breath at a Time fifth annual golf tournament is at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 1 at Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253

Plantation Palms Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes. Money from the event will go to support lung transplant patients and their families.The cost is $125 per person and includes green fees, cart rental, breakfast, lunch and awards.To register, visit www.obaat.org.

Outdoor group fitness for women Karrie Duffy, certified personal trainer, leads an outdoor group fitness class for women ages 16 and older at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. The classes are each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and cost $8. For more information or to register, e-mail live.naturally@yahoo.com or call (813) 929-1220.

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FROM THE FAIRWAY

Stretch for success By Derek Highley Golf Columnist

There was a time when the question “are golfers athletes” made for good debate, but not anymore at least when talking about professionals at the top level.The days of out of shape guys in bad pants on the PGA tour are gone. Professional golfers are not getting in shape to look better in their polos. Increasing overall fitness level is a great way to improve your golf game. I realize a few of us have neither the free time nor the commitment to stick to the type of fitness program required to trim off those extra pounds accumulated through years of beer and wings after 18 holes. Luckily, for the average recreational player just a little extra exertion can go a long way. Here are a couple of quick stretches you can do anywhere to make a positive impact on your golf game and your daily activities. The first is the dynamic hamstring stretch.Tight hamstrings, the muscle that runs along the back of your upper leg, hamper lower body flexibility and can contribute to lower back pain.To perform this exercise lie down on your back, raise one leg so you can easily place your hands around the back of your thigh. Now completely extend your leg with the toe pointed toward your head and hold the stretch for about two seconds.Then bring your leg back down. Repeat 15-20 times for each leg. This next stretch is the corner stretch targeting the upper body, mainly the shoulders and chest.To perform this stretch find an empty corner in a room. Raise your

Derek Highley performs the dynamic hamstring stretch.

upper arms so they are at 90 degrees to your body. Brace your elbows and forearms against each wall as you allow your chest to sink forward into The corner stretch. the corner. You should feel a good stretch in your shoulder and chest muscles. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times. Benefits of this stretch include a bigger shoulder turn, more range of motion of the arms and a larger swing arc; all keys to achieving more distance. While these two stretches may not seem like a lot, they are two of the most effective stretches you can perform to help you golf game.Two keys to any successful training program are to build up slowly and to keep at it.These stretches fit the criteria.They are simple enough for anyone to perform and can be done anywhere at anytime, providing you with a great foundation to build on. Derek Highley of Wesley Chapel is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers’Association of America and managing partner with Global Golf Marketing. He can be reached at (813) 310-5122 or derek@globalgolfmarketing.com.

Morgan Pedersen third in the world championships Odessa resident Morgan Pedersen, a sophomore at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High, recently competed in the Wake Board World Championships in Orlando and placed third overall. Morgan competed in the Amateur Junior Men’s Division for competitor’s ages 14-18. He qualified for the event earlier this summer by winning the national title in Reno. Morgan has been competing in wake boarding for four years. He trains at home most days on lakes around Odessa and travels to Orlando to train twice a week. (Photo courtesy of Bishop McLaughlin)

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Quarterback Deuce Gruden fires a ball downfield for the Carrollwood Day School Patriots, who defeated Faith Christian 49-12 on Friday afternoon. (Photos by Glenn Gefers of www.photosby3g.com)

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SOUTH CAROLINA 2 acres in the Santee Cooper Lake area. Near I-95. Beautiful building tract $19,900. Ask about E-Z financing, low payments. Call owner: 803-473-7125 (z)

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September 22, 2010

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I was born in New Orleans. My family still lives here. We have to restore the Gulf communities for the shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners who live and work here. - Iris Cross, BP Community Outreach

Making This Right Beaches Claims Cleanup

Economic Investment Environmental Restoration Health and Safety Wildlife

No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the beginning of our work. BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf and that includes keeping you informed. Restoring Gulf Communities We can’t undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have been working with impacted communities since day one. Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to people’s needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have 19 community centers and teams in four states,listening and helping. Restoring The Economy BP is here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners, helping to make them whole. More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have already gone to people affected by the spill. We have committed a $20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate claims, including lost incomes until people impacted can go back to work. And none of this will be paid by taxpayers. BP has also given grants of $87 million to the states to help tourism recover and bring people back to the Gulf beaches. Restoring The Environment We’re going to keep looking for oil and cleaning it up if we find it. Teams will remain in place for as long as it takes to restore the Gulf Coast. And we’ve dedicated $500 million to work with local and national scientific experts on the impact of the spill and to restore environmental damage. Thousands of BP employees have their roots in the Gulf. We support over 10,000 jobs in the region and people here are our neighbors. We know we haven’t always been perfect, but we will be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal. We will do everything we can to make this right.

For general information visit: bp.com For help or information: (866) 448-5816 restorethegulf.gov Facebook: BP America Twitter: @BP_America YouTube: BP For claims information visit: bp.com/claims floridagulfresponse.com © 2010 BP, E&P

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www.DennisRealty.com 1022 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. • Lutz, FL 33549

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(at the corner of US41 & County Line Road)

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Property Management Services 813-949-5842

THESE LISTINGS ARE NOT SHORT SALES OR

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Wilderness Lake Preserve! Beautiful 3/2/2 maintenance free villa w conservation views. Kitchen features wood cabinets & SS appliances. Neutral colors. Large master suite w sitting area. Enjoy the spacious screened lanai. Private gated section includes community pool. $169.9k (dee)

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Need space? 3400 sf, 5/4/2 w bonus room on conservation lot w pond view. Formal living areas, family room and XL kitchen w 42" cabinets & Corian counters. Massive master suite w separate sitting room. Huge master bath w oversized garden tub & walk in shower. No CDD fees. $249k. (bla)

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What are you waiting for? Great buy on a 3/2 block home with pool/spa on 1/3 acre conservation lot that backs up to a pond. Large great room w fireplace. Completely remodeled. New carpet and new paint inside & out. Huge screened lanai. Fenced backyard. Only $159k! (lin)

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Impressive! David Weekley 4/3/2 Dakota model w pool/spa on serene pond lot. Extra touches include hardwood floors, granite counters, wood blinds & upgraded fixtures throughout. Outdoor entertainment area has authentic brick pavers & bamboo style ceiling fans. $349k. (der)

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Shangri-La! Custom built 4/3.5/3 +heated pool on 1/2 acre lot w fenced backyard. Outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining. Two-way split floor plan. XL kitchen w cherry cabinets, built in desk, island & more. Huge master suite w his & her closets. Plenty of parking for RV. $225k. (vic)

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Low maintenance! Move in ready, 2/2/2 single family detached villa in maintenance free, gated village in desirable Lexington Oaks. Open floor plan w large, eat in kitchen, split bedrooms and screened lanai w pond & golf course view. Community pool, tennis, golf & more. $139k. (gal)

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Like New! Immaculate, 4/3/2 custom built pool home on beautiful one acre lot in cozy community. Grand foyer w oak hardwood floor & staircase. Spacious master suite downstairs. Bay windows in den/office. Second floor boasts huge bedroom/bonus room, 2 BR & bath. $434.9k. (spr)

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Bring your boat! 3/2/2 + bonus room/office features an open floor plan & vaulted ceilings. Eat in kitchen, new carpet & paint, great room w/ wood laminate floors and large, fenced & shaded backyard. Enjoy 3 ski / fishing lakes for home owners only w no CDD fees! ONLY $129.9k (clo)

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Mint Condition! Never lived in 5/4/3 +bonus room on conservation lot w pond view. Kitchen boasts 42" cherry cabinets & granite counters w new, top of the line Whirlpool Gold series S/S appliances. Huge master suite. Upstairs bonus room features bedroom & bath. $249k (che)

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Loaded with upgrades! Spacious 3/2/2 w den on peaceful pond lot w no backyard neighbors. Split floor plan, tile floors, gourmet kitchen w SS appliances, RO system & more. Master suite boasts enormous walk in closet, picture window & seamless shower. $169.9k (swe)

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Odessa! Custom built, 4/3/2 estate home w pool on 1 1/4 acre. Well appointed home features upstairs bonus room, office w double door entry, spacious master suite w tray ceiling & sitting area, impressively upgraded kitchen, wood flooring, built in bookcases, gas fireplace & more. $450k. (wco)

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Hudson Waterfront! Completely remodeled & updated, 2/1/1 +office located on double lot on a canal to Gulf. Large, great room floor plan, roomy kitchen w new appliances, new diagonal tile floors, new paint & upgraded electrical. Huge screened lanai. N. of Hudson Bch. $129.9k. (hen)

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Crystal River! Enjoy peaceful country living w all the amenities. Beautiful, 3/2 Palm Harbor 1994 Mobile Home on 1 acre wooded lot, entirely fenced & ready to move in. Open, split floor plan. Large screened room & sun deck. Double carport. Poss. owner financing. $134.9k (gri)

One acre lot! Nice 4/2/2 pool home w lake access. Totally remodeled kitchen. Over 1700 sf of living space. Matures oaks provide shade. Solar HW heater. Easy access to downtown, airport, beaches, Suncoast Parkway & Citrus Park Mall. $208k. (hia)

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Avila Masterpiece! Mediterranean style 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 2-story estate on a conservation lot. Built in 2000 & remodeled in 2008, home features library, loft area, media room & four car garage. Luxurious details throughout. Outside offers screened heated pool/spa & entertaining area. (tal)

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Temple Terrance Townhouse! Enjoy great views of the pond from this single story 2/2 located just off 56th Street. Kitchen has new refrigerator, range, dishwasher. Laundry closet located on patio w W/D hook-up. Unit has been freshly painted & has new carpet. $69.9k. (cou)

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No deed restrictions! Two Story Custom Built Forest Hills home on 1/2 acre fully fenced lot. Spacious home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 3 car garage +den/office & large covered screened patio. One bedroom downstairs. Newer energy efficient A/C system. $155k. (lin)

Magnificent estate! Custom built, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4 car garage home situated on private corner cul-de-sac in the prestigious gated community of Avila. Every luxurious detail is certain to impress and there are far too many to list here. Call for info or showing appt. $799k (can)

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Convenient Location! Great 2/2 condo close to USF and Interstates. Loaded w features! Plantation Blinds, Italian hand laid tile, Fireplace & Front screen porch. Community pool, tennis & racketball. All four units in building are available. Great investment at $59.9k (sha)

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7 acres! Build your dream home in Wesley Chapel. Power, well & septic. $250k Ruby Barness 624-2875 .99 acre! Beautiful country surroundings, yet close to LO'L conveniences. $49.9k Carmen Velez 417-3529 1.86 acres! Treed lot in Wesley Chapel. Horses ok. Hurry only $40k. Patti Webster 310-0215 3 acres! Zephryhills lot w large trees, zoned MH use, horses okay. $89k Bob Peercy 629-4333 San Antonio! Zoned light industrial. Good frontage, high & dry 1.59 acre. $425k. Mark Willett 731-1516 Lake Front property! Ready to build your dream home on Lake Thomas. Smith Team 263-9476 .82 acre! Zoned multi family but many possible uses. $139k Call owner/agent Amy Manion 454-7139 A River Runs Through It! 10 acres-Anclote River. Well/septic. $299k Ruby Barness 624-2875 Nearly 6 acres. Brooksville wooded lot w/ electric & septic in place! $120k. Patti Webster 813-310-0215 1.36 acre lot in Lutz. Beautiful setting! Motivated seller! $89.9K. Mark Willet 731-1516 (elu) Waterfront lot- Apollo Bch. Cleared & has small dock. $125K. Bud Mueller 813-928-2644 (spa)

$1795/mo. 3/2/2 +pool on conservation. Odessa recreational comm. Patrice Wilowski 230-2439 $1000/mo. 3/1 w carport in Temple Terrace area. $3250/mo. 5/3/3

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