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Local “Mom”trepreneurs Balance Family & Business What is a Momtrepreneur? You are probably wondering, “What is a Momtrepreneur exactly?” Glad you asked! A Momtrepreneur is that woman that you see in the grocery check-out lane, corralling several children while checking her emails and scribbling notes on an envelope. She can be found at PTA meetings, networking events, soccer games, and dance classes, boasting about her newest idea and promotion, and beaming over her child’s performance, while texting her accountant and confirming her next appointment. The Momtrepreneurs featured here are strong, creative, inventive, dedicated women who juggle and multi-task like millions of other women in the workforce. We salute you Momtrepreneurs for all that you do and all that you are!

Michelle Dumovich – M.D. Complete Fitness

Michelle Dumovich has been a pilates trainer and weight loss coach in Trinity for over a decade. She established and manages her own company, M.D. Complete Fitness Pilates Studio & Ideal Protein Weight Loss Clinic. Although she considers her road to success as being comprised of “numerous scribbles” rather than a “solid line,” it is this scribbled journey that has led her to success! Her children, Anna (12) and Dominick (9), have carefully observed their Mom write for magazines, do commercials, create Pilates Kids Fitness Classes, open an Ideal Protein Clinic in Trinity, and manage a fitness training center & weight loss clinic. She’s done all this while maintaining household chores and escorting them to various activities. Anna and Dominick recently told Michelle, “Mom we want to work for you and help people become healthier”. It was then she realized she had made a valuable impression on her children! To find out more about M.D Complete Ideal Weight Loss Clinic & Pilates Wellness Center , call 727-4631250, or visit their website www.mdcompletefitness.com. 2

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Lynn Foggia – Wynnie’s Whim Lynn Foggia, owner of Wynnie’s Whim, creates “whimsical” custom embroidery, handmade crafts and appliqué items for people and pets, all from a studio in her home. Her specialty is personalized gifts: custom spirit tees, presents for babies, items for the home, and more! Her husband, Patrick, and her two children totally support her efforts, as she does theirs. “I love being a Momtrepreneur, because I can be home and available to my children whenever they need me for anything. My son, Trevor, plays baseball and my daughter, Madison, cheers, so it is great that I can work from home on my own schedule, which is built around theirs. Plus, my work gives me the creative outlet I need for Me,” Lynn added. To see Lynn’s creations and learn more about Wynnie’s Whim, visit her website, www.wynnieswhim.com or her Facebook page.

Sue Navage – Tuesday’s Child Nanny Service Sue Navage began helping other moms and families more than eight years ago through her Tuesday’s Child Nanny Service. She is dedicated to finding the perfect nanny to serve each individual family’s needs. She spares no expense making sure that candidates have all of the qualifications necessary for each particular situation. Moreover, all candidates are required to pass an extensive background check, because the safety and security of your family is of the utmost importance…always. Tuesday’s Child Nanny Service also offers Elder Care services, and Nanny-On-Call services. Sue loves being a Momtrepreneur because it allows her the freedom and luxury to enjoy her daughters Melissa & Deanne and grandchildren Ashley (18), Noel (8) and Lacey (4). For more information about Tuesday’s Child Nanny Service visit www.tuesdayschildnannyagency.com, or call 727-215-6281.

Helena Rago – dōTERRA® Helena Rago teaches people how to take control of their health using dōTERRA® essential oils. Through a multi-level marketing structure, she has been able to contribute to the health and wellbeing of others. “I love seeing the change in my life and the changes in the lives of others,” Helena explains. According to her website, dōTERRA® essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. They are 100% pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients. They are quality-tested to be completely free of contaminants like pesticides and other chemical residues. You can watch a short video and get more information about dōTERRA® at Helena’s retail site: www.mydoterra.com/OilOfTheEarth, or call 727-364-3861. www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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Directory Accounting Unbehagen Advisors............................32 Administrative Services Anything Office....................................33 Advertising It’s Your Home Magazine.................6, 20 Topaz Marketing Group..................6, 31 Air Conditioning Best Services A/C.................................28 Apartment Living Trinity Club Apartments.....................25 Attorneys-Personal Injury Andreopoulous Law Firm...................33 Law Office of Charles S. Philips..........34 Bakery/Sweets Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes......40 Business Groups Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce.............................................38 West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.............................................39 Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Unger..........................15, 36 Cleaning Service Donna’s Cleaning Service....................27 Computer Repair Cudixs....................................................31 Dentist David W. Dempsey, D.D.S...................48 Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce.......................................45 Congo River Golf..................................44 Gift Shops Karen’s Gifts...........................................12 Golf Seven Springs Golf & Country Club....................................5, 40

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OF HOMETOWN PROFESSIONALS

Hair Salons & Nails Aquaterra Salon & Spa.........................12 Cabelo Salon Inc...................................11 Health & Nutrition Better Back Store..................................13 Homecare Services Home Helpers.......................................16 Jewelers DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry..........................10 Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center......................12 Movers Two Men And A Truck........................25 Music Lessons Music Matters.......................................45 Nail Salons Amber Nails..........................................12 Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus......................................46 Photographers Acotto Images.......................................12 Physicians-Family Medicine Florida Wellness & Rehab.............15, 19 Physicians-General Surgery Dr. Keith G. Chisholm.........................16 Physicians-Podiatry Dr. James V. Stelnicki...........................15 Physicians-Gynecology Dr. Robert L. Smith..............................13 Physician-Internal Medicine Dr. Jordan T. Young..............................13 Physicians-Optometry Dr. Sandra Stroud.................................16 Picture Framing Picture Perfect.......................................19 Plumbing Contractor Pete’s Certified Plumbing....................19

Pool Contractor Posh Pools of Florida, Inc....................18 Real Estate Debbie Dawson, ReMax Advantage........................................24, 26 Mary Archie, Florida Luxury Realty..........................17 Restaurants Carmelita’s.............................................41 Dimitri’s On the Water........................41 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club....................................5, 40 Windows on the Green at Fox Hollow Golf Club..........................41 Zen Forrest......................................40, 42 Roofing Contractors Arry’s Roofing...................................7, 20 Roofing and Exterior Cleaning Hammerhead Roofing.........................21 Sinkhole Contractors Global Ground Solutions..............22, 23 Storage Facilities Seven Springs Self Storage...................20 Tile & Flooring Home & Tile Renovations of FL.........19 Travel Consultant Cruise Planners.....................................29 Upholsterer Sunshine Upholstery............................17 Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco..............46

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Book Nook Helena Trangata Defy Aging Barbara Marville-Kelly & Dennis Kelly Money Matters Todd Unbehagen Taylor Made Debra Taylor Tech Talk Nghiem Tran Time For Wine Diana Jerome Your Hometown Realtor Debbie Dawson

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HometownSTORY

Arry’s Roofing Services, Inc.

The Bay Area’s Premier Roofing Professionals Give Back to Our Community By: Debra Taylor

Community outreach is incredibly important to Arry Housh and the Arry’s Roofing family. When he found out about the No Roof Left Behind program as a means of giving back to communities for their support, Arry knew it would be the perfect way for he and his team to give back to Pinellas County! “We are just so excited to have implemented a philanthropic program like this at home,” says Arry. “It was a natural fit here in Pinellas County. We recognize that not everyone can afford to get his/her roof replaced. But having a secure roof overhead can bring peace of mind to a family in need.” Nominations were accepted until July 19. The top four nominees remaining in contention, collected votes from August 2-September 6, with the winner being announced online September 9. Criteria required to be considered a nominee included being a resident of Pinellas County, the actual homeowner, and maintaining current mortgage payments. The lucky winner receives a brand new roof, free of charge, compliments of Arry’s Roofing and the No Roof Left Behind program. Arry, his wife, Becky, and sons, Stephen and Matthew, have taken their business to the top of the roofing industry, and have provided an outstanding product for homes and businesses throughout Tampa Bay for nearly a quarter century. Having earned the MasterElite status among only two percent of contractors in the entire nation, this separates them from other roofing companies in that the entire work force is skillfully trained on an ongoing basis to construct, repair and replace roofs expertly and efficiently, using only the best materials on the market! www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Arry’s Roofing has grown to become a leader in roofing excellence thanks to their dedication to customers and the relationships they have cultivated through their superior work ethic and community outreach. “When we show up at a job, we don’t look at it as just another job, we look at it as a relationship,” Vice President, Matt Housh, explains. Arry continues, “My goal in business is to promote quality in workmanship and relationships. Once we perform work, we stay in touch with our referral program. If our customers refer someone to us with a potential need, we compensate them with a gift card and discount any work for the potential customer.” With honesty, integrity and value, the MasterElite team at Arry’s Roofing will meet and exceed customers’ expectations by installing and servicing any style of roof. Plus, they offer a guarantee of their product under the Golden Pledge Warranty, the most substantive warranty in the roofing industry! Furthermore, each element of the Arry’s Roofing system is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. “We do a job professionally and with integrity, never compromising, protecting our reputation at all costs,” Matt said. “We do more than just sell a roof. We put a protective and aesthetically pleasing cover on the most valuable asset most of our customers have, and we give them peace of mind, bringing them cleaner, better and safer products.” Arry’s Roofing is located at 770 Grosse Point in Tarpon Springs. To schedule a consultation with one of their experts, call 727-938-9565, or visit www.ArrysRoofing.com.

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Momtrepreneurs! Women who go above and beyond.

In Every Issue Directory of Professionals.............................................4 Hometown Story.............................................................7 Homemade Recipe.........................................................9 Defy Aging....................................................................20 Hometown Realtor.................................................24, 25 Taylor Made..................................................................28 Money Matters........................................................ 32-33 Tech Talk........................................................................34 Community Events................................................. 40-41 Mystery Diner......................................................... 40-41 Book Nook....................................................................44

Join Mitchell High School’s Football Team this season!

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Local Movers Who Care? Two Men and A Truck

Achey? Well, the Better Back Store has Got Your Back!

“Chuck” Philips: The Local Attorney On Your Side

Fall is Coming, 5 Ways to Welcome it into Your Home!

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Aquaterra has Moved! Find Out Where!

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Taste of Trinity is Back!

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Editors LETTER

School is Now in Session... It is hard to believe that summer is over and fall is upon us. The big bright yellow buses are cruising around town shuffling our kids back to school. Working Moms & Dads may now breathe a sigh of relief, balancing family and business is a feat all in itself. I understand the juggling act all too well myself, check out a few of our local “Mom”trepreneurs on page 2 and see how they do it. Now that September is here, “Are you ready for some football”? We have featured our J.W. Mitchell Cheerleaders on the front cover. Come out and cheer them on as we all support our local high school football team. You will find their schedule is on page 11. As you flip through the community events starting on page 35, you will see that we have an abundance of fall festivals and events that you are all invited to. Join IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine on Saturday, September 28th as we “Mob” another local business. Cash Mob of West Pasco helps local businesses achieve financial success, create everlasting customers and unite our community. Visit: www.facebook.com/CashMobofWestPasco to find out more. Our businesses within these pages have made a commitment to you to offer great products and services while supporting our community in so many different ways. IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine continues to connect our readers to our local businesses in an effort to promote a thriving, economically viable and close-knit community. Your Family. Your Community. Your Life… IT’s YOUR HOME! Enjoy the fall.

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StyleBEAUTY

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Aquaterra Salon & Spa Has Moved to Mitchell Ranch Plaza Water and earth: The elements of life, the elements of beauty. It is the marriage of these elements that serve as the foundation of the gorgeous Aquaterra Salon & Spa in Trinity. The stylists achieve amazing hair color using industry leader Redken, or their premium, Goldwell, products to perfectly accentuate your personal aura, flattering your best features as well as other product lines that can tame your tresses, making hair silky soft.

Ready for a change? Let Aquaterra transform you! Hair WE are excited 3128 Little Road Nails Mitchell Ranch Plaza to serveYOU Skin Trinity at our new Massage 727-372-8676 location! Waxing www.AquaterraSalon.com

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Expert manicurists at Aquaterra can sculpt acrylic nails or apply shellac nails for just the look you feel your hard-working hands deserve! Guests experience rejuvenating facials, relaxing massages, and smoothing waxes, in one of Aquaterra’s specialized spa rooms. Their most popular spa package is the “Spa Escape” which is a facial/ssage combination to refresh and exhilarate your body, mind and spirit! “I love the satisfaction on our guests’ faces when they leave (our salon) feeling beautiful and relaxed,” Owner Bob Yesko adds. Aquaterra Salon & Spa is now located in the Mitchell Ranch Plaza, 3128 Little Road in Trinity. For more information, visit their website, www.aquaterrasalon.com. You can also become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Aquaterra-Salon-and-Spa

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Get a Better Back at The Better Back Store! According to WebMD, 80% of Americans suffer from some form of back pain. That being said, The Better Back Store in New Port Richey serves to reduce that statistic right here in West Tampa Bay! Owners, Steve & Theresa Hyatt, and Manager, Laurie Schaefer, stock everything from supports and braces, to inversion tables, chairs and bedding to reduce and eliminate back pain of all types, and offer comfortable options for your auto, home and office. “I have people come in and I can see the pain all over their face – and then you can see the relief in their face when they try some of our products,” Theresa said. Their expertise shared with their compassion make The Better Back Store your one-stop-shop for a better back! Their hours are Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 AM–7 PM, and Tues., Thurs., and Sat., 10 AM–5 PM. The Better Back Store is located at 4018 Little Rd. in New Port Richey. Visit www.TheBetterBackStore.net for more information, or to order online. To speak with Theresa or Laurie directly about your specific needs, call 727-848BACK (2225). www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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DEFY AGING

MASTERY OF L.I.F.E.

(Master L.I.F.E. Institute/Division of Defy Aging, Inc.) Creators: Dennis Kelly and Barbara Marville-Kelly

It may be cliché, but we’ve all faced it at one time or another: getting back into the swing of things, going back to school, embarking on new studies, meeting new teachers, sharing new learning opportunities and experiencing new awakenings. Along life’s journey, starting fresh is exciting no matter what your age. New job positions and new relationships occur frequently, because we are always in search of those opportunities to better ourselves in a variety of ways, shapes, and forms. As summer comes to a close, we reflect on our wonderful vacations that have served as times to regenerate, renew, reflect, re-set, re-boot and reassess life, learning and our future endeavors toward success.

and situations, we can actually use it as a metaphor (as if we are observing it through the lens of a camera), and ask ourselves some simple questions to obtain a clear picture: What do I see?” “What would I change in this picture if I thought and knew I could?” Then IMAGINE what and how you would feel about being able to actually CHANGE what you see through the lens? Take some quiet time, and ask yourself one last question: “If you had all the money and monetary STUFF that you ever could want or hope to want, would you be doing exactly what you are doing right now, right this very minute?” Would you be in the same job, the same relationships, the same residence, etc. Would YOU?

Dennis and Barbara putting their money where their mouths are

Our main objective is to and are looking and feeling FANTASTIC! MASTER the success formulas THIS is so very profound, and processes that may not necessarily be revealed so that it could change the direction of your sails in every effortlessly - or in a timely manner - in order to move area of your life. These questions HAVE changed forward. “Persistence overcoming resistance” is one of the lives of many individuals who have stepped the “Master Keys!” It takes trial back, taken some quiet time to examine through the and error before it finally becomes an “AHA metaphorical lens offering 20/20 vision to what, when, MOMENT” of “masterful thinking, feeling and who, where and how things can be, EXACTLY what, doing!” when, who, where and how you want them to be! “LEARNING is the key element to mastering life through each experience as it manifests to each individual. How we “react” or “respond” will be the determining factor for the next steps along the journey of personal growth, development, self improvement, or whatever we choose to call it. Collecting the data from the “AHA MOMENTS” has led us on our journey to the “MASTERY OF L.I.F.E.” We are still collecting and learning as we continue on the path to more advanced enlightenment. Once we are willing to be an observer of our own life, its people 14 Back To School Issue 2013

It is up to US and the choices WE make for ourselves, and those choices can be changed along the way, in order to best serve each of us to live the best quality of life EVER! We all have the POWER to have, do, or be anything we desire. However, sometimes we simply need to adjust our sails and our “emotional compass” to move forward in the right direction! Cont. on pg 15 If you are totally fulfilled with contentment and For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


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HealthFITNESS Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth By Wendy Giman | www.self.com

Snacks can be a dieter’s best friend, if you choose the right ones. The list below offers between-meal bites that will help you stay slim and satisfied. Those marked with an * contain a protein, fiber, calcium or antioxidants to keep your body at its best. The rest will help fend off a craving without a lot of added fat, sugar or calories. No matter what you choose, you’ll lose (weight, that is). • 8 oz plain yogurt (110 calories, 0 g fat) • 1 Fla-Vor-Ice Lite Sugar-Free (5 calories) • 10 frozen grapes (20 calories) • 1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps (50 calories) • 10 strawberries rolled in confectioners’ sugar (71 calories) • 1 packet O’Coco’s Mocha cookies (90 calories) • 1 Strawberry Froz Fruit bar (90 calories) • 1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack (100 calories)

• One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe’s Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies (100 calories) • One 100-calorie Balance Bar (100 calories) • 2 Raspberry Newtons (100 calories) • 1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar (120 calories) • 1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (120 calories) • 1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips (123 calories) • 2 tbsp Better ‘n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery (124 calories) • 1 candy apple with coconut shavings (130 calories) • 1/2 cup sliced pears with marshmallow cream topping (139 calories) • 24 Annie’s Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies (140 calories) • 1 cup apple slices dipped in 2 tbsp caramel topping (160 calories)

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HomeLIVING FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO BRING AUTUMN INSIDE YOUR HOME

1.Enjoy the fall scents: candlelight dinners, or simply burn some fall-scented candles when you’re done for the day.

small dessert plates or some inexpensive glassware make a big impact ... and so do simple touches like a leaf-motif napkin ring.

2. Don’t neglect your outside decor: Skip the jack-o-lanterns and turkeys and opt for a more seasonal display. A few pots of colorful mums and some pumpkins or gourds arranged on your porch set a fall mood and will look nice through Thanksgiving.

5. Make a big impact in small rooms: If you’d love to be the person who switches out her decor completely with the seasons -- but your time, budget, or tolerance for shopping don’t match that ambition -- just a few tweaks in small rooms can make a difference. Place a vase filled with leaves on a hall table or coffee table and surround it with gourds or mini pumpkins. Or set fall-themed scented candles in the bathroom and autumn-colored hand towels on the racks.

Decorating your house for fall can be easy, fun, and inexpensive. A little effort now and you’ll look seasonally chic until it’s time to put up the Christmas lights!

4. Don’t forget your table: It’s easy to find table linens, glassware, and even dishes that evoke a fall feel since the harvest feast of Thanksgiving is around the corner. Sure, you might not want to replace all your dishware, but even a set of

3. Think colors: You probably won’t repaint your rooms with the change of season each year, but fall’s rich colors are unique and go a long way in reflecting the mood. Try a small rug in shades of brown, a pumpkin-orange glass vase filled with pine cones, or a throw pillow in bright maple-leaf red.

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For more than 22 years, David White of Home & Tile Renovations of Florida, Inc. has been serving this community with a passion for quality. Everything from new home design and construction, to remodels, additions, and repairs, he brings that passion to complete a beautiful job to your specifications. Home & Tile Renovations of Florida, Inc. specializes in kitchen and bath remodels, tile and drywall repairs, and pool paving. David’s love of his community and the friends with whom he has forged lasting relationships and received many a referral, have been the mainstays of his business. It is the quality of his work and attention to detail, along with his outgoing personality and flexibility in scheduling that have allowed David to succeed. Call anytime for a free estimate… contact David at 727.967.1758, or david_bbhtinc@yahoo.com.

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Sinkhole Concerns? Global Ground Solutions is Just a Call Away When the ground opened up in Seffner and swallowed a man whole and alive as he had just retired to bed, people in Tampa Bay, in Florida, across America and the World were awakened to a tragic reality that sinkholes are dangerous and are fatal possibilities that exist right here in our own communities. Families and homeowners quickly became acutely aware of the devastation sinkholes can cause when Jeff Busch died that fateful night. However, Brian Lipsey, President of Global Ground Solutions, wakes up every morning knowing his company is saving people’s most valuable assets: their homes, and quite possibly, their lives. “This is something I have done most of my life, feel very passionate about, and take a lot of pride in doing,” Brian explained. “By upholding our high quality of workmanship and providing the best consumer service to our clients, their families will once again feel safe and secure in the one place they should: their homes.” Global Ground Solutions is an innovation ground modification and sinkhole repair company that specializes in residential and commercial projects throughout Florida. The company’s profiles clearly states that their team is “dedicated to using only the highest quality personnel, equipment, and repair programs in the ground modification industry.” This means everything when protecting your home and your family. The Smith family wrote, “Our home was number eleven with a sinkhole issue on our street. We watched several of the homes being repaired. It wasn’t until your company contracted with our next-door neighbor that we realized there was one company, Global Ground Solutions that was far superior to the others” Additional testimonials boast the same about Brian’s company and the professionalism and high quality workmanship demonstrated by the Global Ground Solutions team. With more than 34-years combined experience, these contractors know what they’re doing and pride themselves on doing the job right what they’re doing and pride themselves on doing the job right the first time, with little or no aesthetic damage to the property! Their services include pressure grouting, compaction grouting, chemical grouting, slurry grouting, underpinning, micro piles, auger case piles and grade beams. A 20-foot, self-contained trailer was designed for Global Ground Solutions to house everything necessary to complete their projects and the drilling process. This means there is no need to unload heavy equipment onto a customer’s yard. To protect the area further, they use

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HomeLIVING 20 Creative Ways to Sneak Storage into Your Home HOMETOWN REALTOR

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1. Build your own unit. Spray-painted yellow and topped with plywood, three Goodwill filing cabinets morphed into a bright storage space.

2. Give antiques new life. Use vintage breadboxes as sneaky storage for table linens in a kitchen.

3. Try industrial shelving. Construct a pantry from a pair or metal storage units.

4. Seek out open spaces. Rather than let a rarely used fireplace go to waste, stack books inside. 5. Install floor-to-ceiling shelves. Replace upper cabinets with shelves and hooks that make kitchenware easily accessible. 6. Go for an artistic arrangement. Cover cardboard boxes in old French maps and newspapers. 7. Use what you’ve got. Remove cabinet doors underneath window seats to create a clever spot to stash your stuff.

8. Take advantage of vertical space. Rather than waste a kitchen closet, use tall shelving units that will maximize corners.

9. Take suitcases out of the closet. Stack antique pieces to use them as ‘drawers’ that can increase storage space in tight corners.

10. Think outside the box. Use cardboard tubes and contact paper to create circular shelves.

11. Eliminate confusion with easy-access cubbies. Use Pottery Barn units to stash plates and glasses in your kitchen. 12. Make the most of a mudroom. An antique mail-room cabinet is the perfect piece to stash office supplies. 13. Opt for bathroom storage. Use a vintage black lacquer cabinet to hold extra clothing in a bathroom. 14. Borrow from the library. A second-hand card catalog can easily double as a brilliant filing system for seed packets.

15. Use every inch. Vintage hutches make terrific storage for those who don’t have adequate built-in cabinetry.

16. Add a wall of shelves. Custom-built egg crate-shelving covering an entire wall provides ample room to mix storage and display.

17. Install built-in cabinets. A kitchen island with shelves is a great place to store cookbooks, towels, or other frequently used items.

18. Utilize a pot rack. Free up cabinet space by hanging pots and tools from a pot rack. 19. Corral items with cubbies. Place a cubby unit near the back door to hold your outdoor items. 20. Construct a jewelry hanger. Arrange necklaces in an out-of-the-way place, like on the back of a door. Debbie Dawson | RE/MAX Advantage Realty | Your Hometown Realtor | 727-709-9541 26 Back To School Issue 2013

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LIVING BOOKHome NOOK By: Helena Trangata

Six Impossible Things I Believe Before Breakfast Within every person lies the ability to be a champion if only they will choose to believe six impossible things every day before breakfast. Six Impossible Things I Believe Before Breakfast ~ Unleashing the Champion within You, is a guide to establishing a foundation of beliefs that will help you overcome the obstacles of life, and live a life that benefits yourself and those around you. According to Author, Tracey Metzger, it is your foundation of beliefs that creates the champion in you. Crossing the lines of denominational boundaries, Six Impossible Things I Believe Before Breakfast ~ Unleashing the Champion within You, is a reference guide for doing just that! Tracey became depressed, and she had to find ways to manage that which had lead to her disease. She found that her core beliefs allowed her to maintain joy and live her life on purpose!

She said, “When my faith was tested, I reevaluated everything I believed. Pat answers were not good enough anymore. Clichés made me angry. Even scripture verses recited by well-meaning people intending to offer hope, instead brought confusion and frustration. When we suffer loss or go through difficult times we feel like we lose a piece of ourselves. But “feel” is the operative word here. It “feels” like we have lost a piece of ourselves but it is not lost. It is just missing, and you can get it back.” Tracey and her husband, a local business owner, moved to Trinity in November 1994, where they raised three children. Tracey Co-Founded “For the Girls International” over 5 years ago and currently serves as a director. Her book, Six Impossible Things I Believe Before Breakfast ~ Unleashing the Champion within You is scheduled to be released in February 2014. For more information, visit www.traceymetzger.com or www.ftgi.org.

America’s Best Cities for Fall Travel By Katrina Brown Hunt • Travel + Leisure

1: Savannah Savannah gets the best of both seasons as summer turns to fall: temperatures stay mild and the coming 2: Charleston With summer’s humidity gone, you can take advantage of the best features of this civilized, walkable city. 3: Rhode Island Summer’s popular Waterfire—evening bonfires that line the city’s rivers—extends through October, while the blazing New England foliage lights up the daytime. 4: Portland, ME Gorgeous fall foliage with a side of lobster. 5: Honolulu Coming between summer and the snowbird season, the autumn lull offers some of the best deals of the year. Complete List Can Be Found: www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-cities-for-fall-travel

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Saturday, Sept 28th at 10am Meeting Place: The Parking Lot on the Side of Dunkin Donuts 5524 U.S. 19 N., New Port Richey, FL 34652 Lunch & Networking: Caposey’s Whole Works Restaurant 5250 Green Key Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER! We will meet on the side of the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts in New Port Richey. There we will announce the business we will “HIT” and head over to our Secret Mom & Pop business to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP! All we ask is that you come armed with a $10 bill for your shopping pleasure! When done shopping, we will all meet at Caposey’s Whole Works Restaurant located at 5240 Green Key Road in New Port Richey to enjoy a cold drink or lunch and take votes for the next Mom & Pop business to “HIT” in the West Pasco area. Together we will do a little networking and share what we do with other Cash Mobbers. OUR THANKS TO YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES! “If we each do a little, we all do a lot!” What are Cash Mobs? **The original “Cash Mobs” started in 2011 in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY. Since then, Cash Mobs have been sprouting up all across the U.S., Canada, and around the world. While organized by many different groups of people, all appear to have the same goal in mind: to support local businesses that they love! For more information contact: Debbie Dawson 727.709.9541 Email: Debbie@ForTheLocalBusiness.com Valerie Wilson Napoli 727.417.7069 Email: valsvisions@yahoo.com Follow us on Facebook: Cash Mob West Pasco YOUR VOTE COUNTS! COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES OF WEST PASCO! In 13 “HITS” we have already contributed over $21,000 back into our local businesses & restaurants thanks to the wonderful folks in West Pasco County Florida!

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MONEY MATTERS By: Todd G. Unbehagen, MAFM, EA, ATA, ATP President/CEO, Unbehagen Advisors

Does the Health-Care Reform Law Apply to You? Beginning in 2014, the mandatory health insurance coverage provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into effect. But the law does not require everyone to have health insurance, nor are all of the coverage requirements applicable to all types of health insurance.

Are you exempt from the health insurance mandate? Most U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to have health insurance beginning in January 2014 or face a penalty tax that can be as high as 1% of taxable household income exceeding the taxpayer’s federal income tax filing threshold (increasing to 2% in 2015, and 2.5% in 2016). You can avoid the penalty tax if you already have health insurance for the entire year, and the coverage is obtained from one of the following:

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(Cont’d) However, certain groups are not required to be insured and thus are not subject to the penalty tax. The ACA specifically excludes people who are members of an exempt religious sect or division, members of a health-care sharing ministry, Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, incarcerated individuals, people whose income is so low that they don’t have to file federal income taxes, and people eligible for a hardship exemption (when the cost of insurance after employer contributions and federal subsidies exceeds 8% of their income).

What types of insurance are not affected by the health-care reform law? The health-care reform law does not apply to automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, and umbrella liability coverage, even though they provide some health-related coverage. Also not subject to the law’s provisions are life, accident, disability, long-term care, and workers’ compensation insurance. Medigap (Medicare supplement) insurance is generally not covered by the ACA if it’s sold as a separate plan and not as part of a comprehensive health insurance policy. In addition, retireeonly plans are exempt from the

ACA’s provisions. These plans are group health insurance plans with fewer than two participants who are current employees. For more consumer information about enrolling in a health insurance plan, government subsidies, and tax credits, visit the U.S. government’s website, www.healthcare. gov. Or, you can call or email Cathy, at Unbehagen Insurance (a Division of Unbehagen Advisors), at 727-934-7759 cathy@unbehagenadvisors.com. Unbehagen Insurance has health insurance needs covered! Sources: www.healthcare.gov and Forefield Advisors Publications

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Charles S. Philips Provides Quality Personalized Representation

The new Florida No-Fault law that went into effect this year requires drivers who are involved in a vehicular crash to seek medical attention with 14 days of the accident in order to receive personal injury benefits from their insurance carriers. If you or someone you love has recently been injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident, there’s someone local on your side! Trinity attorney, Charles “Chuck” S. Philips, is a former insurance defense attorney, and he is wellversed on the inner workings of the insurance industry, giving him a sizable advantage over other attorneys practicing personal injury law. “Attorney Philips has the knowledge, skill, and courtroom experience to help you recover financial compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, pain and suffering, medical bills, and more,” according to Sharon Grimes, his Legal Assistant of nearly two decades. Chuck limits the number of cases he accepts, because he is dedicated to serving each of his clients with as much time as necessary to receive a favorable result. His clients appreciate the personal attention they receive from Chuck, rather than associate attorneys, which often happens in larger, more well-known law firms.

Justice from the University of South Florida in 1985, and completed his law degree at Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg. He has channeled his passion for helping auto accident victims since 1995. As a member of the Trinity Rotary, Chuck vehemently follows the “Service before Self ” mantra. He is a member of the Trinity Business Association, All Children’s Hospital Development Council, Bay Area Pregnancy Center as well as numerous other local, non-profit organizations. Chuck offers free consultations and delivers a promise that you will not be charged legal fees unless your case is won. Plus, in his effort to show his appreciation for the trust his clients place in him and his firm, Chuck hosts raffles and awards that include restaurant gift cards and tickets to local concerts and sporting events. You can find much more information about Attorney Charles S. Philips, his practice, legal news, and views by visiting his website: www.chuckphilips.com. His local office is at 9400 River Crossing Blvd., Suite 103 in New Port Richey. He also has satellite offices open in Citrus, contact Chuck toll free at (800) 844-8652, or locally, (727) 494- 2008.

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TAYLOR MADE IN WEST TAMPA BAY By Debra Taylor ISN’T IT AMAZING HOW QUICKLY TIME PASSES? It seems like only yesterday, the kiddos were ecstatic about the end of the school year and kicking-off summertime fun and vacations. Now, here we are sending them back to school, perusing Halloween decorations that adorn retail shelves, and contemplating the upcoming holiday season! I’ve been fortunate to see long-lost friends this summer. (Although, they weren’t really long or lost). One of my best friends from high school, Brenda, lives in Jacksonville, less than 300 miles away, and we still had not seen each other in ten years! Time has a way of eluding us, even when we do our best to

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friends and of their children dressed up to go back to school. Nor, do I mind reading about their most recent excursions to Disneyland. I love that the people I care about are enjoying their lives! In the weeks and months to come, as we move swiftly through the seasons, pause to enjoy the special moments, the comical memes, the reflections of family, and the photos of friends, share comments of love, support and encouragement, but above all, keep in touch.

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Community EVENTS

The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce is located in the Artists’ Faire Fine Arts & Gifts Gallery in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs. Chamber President, Sue Thomas, invites business owners and managers to attent the “Cofe with Class” networking breakfasts the first and third Wednesdays, from 8:30-10am, at Rusty Bellies Restaurant located at the West end of the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The Chamber office and Art Gallery is open seven days a week for visitor information, and they look foward to your visit!

September 12 Photo Scavenger Hunt, 10am-4pm Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce 727-937-6109 September 12 Photo Scavenger Hunt, 10am-4pm Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce 727-937-6109

September 21 4pm Tarpon Springs Wine Walk Tickets Available at: Wine at the Docks or Tarpon Tavern (727) 942-9463 September 28 7pm Old School Dance Advance Tickets Required $20/ Person, $35/couple Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc.

September 28 8am September 14 8am Wildflower Garden Club Birds of Brooker Creek Bring garden gloves, hat and get Take a hike to discover the ready to dig in the garden with diverse bird species found in the Friends of Brooker Creek. the preserve. Close toed shoes, Light snacks usually provided. water and binoculars required (727) 453-6800 (727) 453-6800 October 5 6pm September 18 7pm Night in the Islands Myster, Murder & Mayhem Features Live Greek Music, Book ClubTarpon Springs dancing, and outdoor dinPublic Library ing.Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks (727) 943-4922 September 19 Music on the Beach Sunset Beach, 7 PM, (Roadhouse Band)

October 5 Outdoor Movie - Rocky Horror Picture Show 8-11 PM, Sunset Beach - $5 Admission

September 20 7pm Music on the Beach

Networking Around Town Trinity Positive Business Network Monday 8:30am Oasis Coffee Spot 9213 Little Road Regency Shopping Center, NPR 813-333-1622 West Pasco Business Alliance Third Tuesday of Every Month Atria Baypoint Village 7927 SR 52, Hudson 813-817-1905

Blue Dolphin Restaurant 8825 SR 52, Hudson Bill Pearce 727-277-2617 www.westpascobusiness. org Heart WAVES Monthly Wednesday 12 noon Crescent Oaks Country Club 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd, Tarpon Springs Barbara Marville-Kelly 727-945-9223

West Pasco Business Network Wednesday Noon – 1pm   

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Women Helping Women First Thursday of each month 11:30am Medical Center of Trinity No charge to join Gigi D. Evans 727-945-9669

Cash Mob of West Pasco Saturday 10am Monthly Join Facebook Group Cash Mob West Pasco Info@ForTheLocalBusiness.com

Community Service Council 2nd Thursday of each month 11:30am Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, NPR 727-942-2539

Rooters Networking Group Weekly Daily Luncheons 12 noon Thursday Boulevard Beef & Ale 6226 Grand Blvd, NPR Friday - The Stadium 2349 Seven Springs Blvd, NPR

Business Professional Women of Calusa 3rd Friday of each month Seven Springs Golf & Country Club 3535 Trophy Blvd, NPR Bpwcalusa.org

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September 9 1pm CPAP/BI PAP Clinic Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) clinics meet every Monday. 727) 953-6877

September 15 6pm-12 Rotary Rat PackVegas 60’s Style 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Vegas by wearing the best of 60’s attire and prepare to be enetertained! Tickets $125. For more info call 727-967-7509

September 10 6:30pm Yoga Happy Hour Sims Park Free yoga class guided by Faith Bevan, founder of Flow Yoga. (727) 967-6726

September 17 1:30pm Caregiver Support Group CARES Claude Pepper Senior Health Clinic 6630 Van Buren St. (727) 844-3077

September 11 5:30-7pm BPW Calusa’s Mixer 3535 Trophy Blvd Free to attend, cash bar. Please bring old cell phones to benefit “Cell Phones for Soldiers” Contact Kelly at 727-376-1030

September 25 9-11am Hearing Screenings 6630 Van Buren St. (727) 844-3077

September 14 11am Taste of Trinity 5 Seven Springs Middle School Food and business expo showcases the diversity of Trinity’s dining and retail community. $5/Person or $15/ Family 4-Pack (727) 645-2078

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October 4 5pm Fresh Friday Night Market Cavalaire Square 5733 Missouri Ave. (727) 842-8066 October 7 10am Thrift Shop Sale St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 5326 Charles St. (727) 849-4330

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Dining & ENTERTAINMENT

The 5th Annual Taste of Trinity – Seven Springs Middle School A world of delectable delights await you at every turn as you sample delicious food items This fun filled event is an all-around great time and allows local retailers the opportunity to showcase their business to the community. Exciting entertainment is also provided, with stage performances taking place every ½ hour on the cafeteria stage for all to enjoy. Last year, the event drew 63 vendors and over 1,000 patrons and this year, they are anticipating a 50% increase in attendance. Many vendors that have participated since the first Taste of Trinity event in 2009 continue to lend their support to this event. The SSMS PTSO hosts this event, in order to raise funds to enhance the ever changing technology needs of the over 1400 students at Seven Springs Middle School. Make sure to mark this date on your calendars, Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 11am-3pm. Bring the family out for an event that you won’t want to miss. $5 per person or a family 4-pack of $15 will get you in the door. Won’t you help us help the students in our great community!!

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Dining & ENTERTAINMENT Night in the Islands & Dimitri’s After Hours On the first Saturday of each month, from 6:00 PM – 11:00PM, the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks plays host to the ever popular “Night in the Islands,” an amazing glimpse of Greece right here in West Tampa Bay! Dimitri Salivaras, owner and Executive Chef of Dimitri’s on the Water, is pleased to expand on the “Night” with “Dimitri’s After Hours.” From 11:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Dimitri’s will keep your “Night in the Islands” alive with exclusive food and drink specials! Plus, if you dine at one of Mykonos tables and bring your receipt to Dimitri’s, you will receive a free beverage of choice, as a measure of gratitude and just another means to enhance your evening! You’ve got nothing to lose and a wonderful evening to gain at “Night in the Islands” and “Dimitri’s After Hours,” always on the Water! For more information, call 727-945-9400, or check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Dimitris-on-the-WaterTarpon-Springs.

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Mystery Diner: Harmony & Balance

Where East meets West!! That is the philosophy of this amazing “tucked away” establishment known as Zen Forrest.

hangings, the simple elegance of our surroundings created a peaceful and serene environment for us to enjoy our meals.

With over 1,700 various restaurants to choose from in the area, the “Zen” is truly a standout. They strive to create a harmonious balance of healthy eating and great taste. This local establishment has been serving

Within 15-20 minutes, our lunches arrived, which included a Healthy Stir Fry in a Szechwan sauce with White Rice, Sesame Chicken with Jasmine Rice and General Tso’s Chicken with Jasmine Rice. All three meals were extremely pleasing to the eye, and we were all eager to dig in. The Healthy Stir Fry was amazing, and you can choose from chicken, shrimp or tofu with mixed vegeta-

Left: The colorful variety of vegetables is appealing to the eye and the palet. Below: Springs rolls are always a great way to start off a meal.

the area for over nine years, showcasing the culinary doorway to China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, as well as a fusion of international and American flavors. This writer can sum all that up in one word….DELICIOUS!!! As we entered the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by our wonderful server, who was very forthcoming and friendly. She was very prompt with our beverage order, and the Ice Tea was plentiful. Shortly thereafter, our Zen Forrest Rolls (which were included with the lunch order) were brought to the table. This delectable delight included sautéed minced chicken and wonderful veggies wrapped in an egg roll shell, accompanied by a spicy lemon mustard dipping sauce. While our group was enjoying the crunchy goodness of this appetizer, we were struck with the basic, but yet tasteful ambiance of the restaurant. Not overly done with fancy artwork or “over the top” wall 42 Back To School Issue 2013

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Dining & ENTERTAINMENT bles, which are then sautéed in a fiery wok with your choice of sauce, which includes a classic brown sauce, lemon-grass sauce (gluten free), tangy garlic sauce, spicy Szechwan sauce and a Forrest coconut zing sauce (gluten free). We chose the “medium” spicy Szechwan, which packed a very flavorful punch. The Sesame Chicken and the General Tso’s Chicken share the same basic origin, which is lightly battered chicken breast fried to a golden crisp. It’s the sauce in these dishes that make the difference. The Sesame Chicken was a delight to the palate, and the Jasmine Rice was the perfect compliment to this meal. When we ordered the General Tso’s, we had asked for it to be spicy, and by golly, it was fabulous. If you like your meals a little on the hotter side, then this dish is perfect for you. But it wasn’t too hot, where you’d find yourself requesting constant beverage refills. Midway through our meal, Chef Victor came out of the kitchen and inquired how about our meals, and we provided him with a resounding “two thumbs up” response. Chef Victor has had over 20 years of restaurant industry experience, and he is an avid believer in the benefits of balanced nutrition and the philosophy of “food as medicine.” Our group wasn’t sure if we had enough room for dessert, but we gave it the ol’ college try and ordered the Custard with Fresh Fruit. The 4 different varieties of fruit were diced to perfection, and the custard provided the perfect addition to the fruit. The sweetness of the custard, combined with the tartness of the fruit, made for a very light and pleasant closing to our superb meal. Folks, if you have friends or family that prefer gluten free, vegan or vegetarian options, then Zen Forrest is the place to be. Located at 4148 Rowan Road in New Port Richey, you can either dine in or carry out their extraordinary meals. You can also find them on-line at ZenForrest.com or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zenforrest. Keeping in mind Chef Victor’s philosophy of food as medicine, it was once said that Zen Forrest’s meals will heal the body and nourish the soul. If you’re looking for a healthier option to the every day, then make Zen Forrest your next stop. Overall rating: 1 being the worst – 5 being the best, I’d give this restaurant 4 houses out of 5.

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