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Accounting Unbehagen Advisors .................... 30

Dance Studio Dance Extreme Academy .............. 37

Photographers Acotto Images ............................... 36

Administrative Services Anything Office ............................ 30

Dentist David W. Dempsey, D.D.S. ............ 17

Advertising & Marketing IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine ..... 28 Topaz Digital Ink .......................... 28

Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce ............................... 36 Congo River Golf.......................... 37

Physicians-Cosmetic Surgery Prime Aesthetica Med Spa and Weight Loss Center. ................. 14, 15 Physicians-Family Medicine Dr. Richard M. Smith.................... 16

Air Conditioning Contractor One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating ...................................... 22

Fashion & Clothing Retail The Ten Dollar Store .................... 12

Physicians-Podiatry Foot & Leg Specialty Center ........ 16

Best Services A/C ......................... 24 Apartment Living The Trinity Collection.................. 24

Financial Advisor & Planner Rob Wolf, Sterling Wealth Management.................................. 26

Attorneys Andreopoulos Law Firm ............. 27 Debora A. Diaz, Esq. .................... 28 Charles S. Philips, PLLC .............. 29

Fitness Center Planet Fitness ...................................5

Back Care Products Better Back Store .......................... 18

Golf Courses Seven Springs Golf & Country Club ................................ 33

Boutique Turtle’s Nest ................................... 11 Business Groups & Organizations Welcome Bowl .................................6 Keep It Local ................................. 27 Cash Mob of West Pasco ............. 29 West Pasco Chamber of Commerce ... 29 Trinity Business Association ....... 31 Carpet Cleaning Complete Care Systems, Inc........ 22

Funeral Home & Cemetary Trinity Memorial Gardens .......... 26

Hair Salon & Nails Style Makers Salon ..........................8 Aqua Terra Salon & Spa ............... 10 Cabelo Salon, Inc .......................... 13

Real Estate Agents Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage........................40 Mary B. Archie, Florida Luxury Realty .................. 26 Restaurants Central Park Family Restaurant ... 34 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club ............................ 34 Zen Forrest .................................... 34 Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery ........................ 35 Ichiban Sushi ................................. 35 Roof & Exterior Cleaning Hammerhead Softwash.............. 2, 3

Homecare Services Home Helpers ............................... 16

Storage Facility Seven Springs Self Storage ........... 23

Jeweler DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry......................9

Tile & Flooring Home & Tile Renovations of Florida ....................................... 23

Chocolatier Chocolates by Michelle ...................8

Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center.............. 18

Cleaning Services Donna’s Cleaning Angels ............. 10

Mortgage & Financing Movement Mortgage .................... 25

Companion Care Home Helpers ............................... 16

Nail Salon Amber Nails .....................................8

Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco...... 38 Best Care Animal Hospital .......... 39 Country Oaks Animal Hospital .... 38

Computer Repair Cudixs ............................................ 30

Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus .............................. 39

Window Cleaning Great Panes Window Cleaning ... 22


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in Print, Online & Socially interactive! FEBruArY issue 2015 / Volume 31

PuBLiSHEr/EDiTOr MArKETiNg DIRECTOR Debbie Dawson CrEATiVE DIRECTOR Tom Cristello EDiTOriAL DIRECTOR Debra Taylor Tee PuBLiSHEr ASSISTANT Doreen Damm NETwOrKiNg DIRECTOR Lora Shipman CONTriBuTiNg wriTErS DEFYING AGE / Barbara Marville-Kelly MONEY MATTERS / Todd Unbehagen TAYLOR MADE TO A TEE / Debra Taylor Tee YOUR REALTOR / Debbie Dawson WEST PASCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Paul Friedlander

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Helping our Community Achieve Their Financial Dreams Robert Wolf of Sterling Wealth Management

Confucius said, “Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,” and that certainly rings true for Robert Wolf, owner of Sterling Wealth Management. Rob finds it fun to put together his clients’ financial information like a jigsaw puzzle. “I enjoy helping people grow their financial wealth so they can see that they can, hopefully, achieve their financial dreams. I love being part of that dream. Being able to say ‘You won the game, you can retire,’ is very rewarding,” he confessed.

Sterling Wealth Management is an independent advisory service, through which Rob provides his clients with unbiased support. Each financial plan is individually tailored for each client. Rob specializes in financial and retirement planning, legacy & charitable gifting, college planning, and life & disability insurance, to best assist his clients in meeting and exceeding their financial goals. In spite of economic ups and downs over the years, Rob has remained optimistic, persistent and most importantly, honest and true to his clients. These attributes have led him to achieve great success in building relationships, personally and professionally. Rob and Lynda’s son Scott, 26, graduated from the University of South Florida in 2011, and he is currently a financial analyst for Closet Maid in Ocala.

When Rob is not busy helping his clients, he is very active in community organizations that help children Rob was born and raised in a small southern Idaho and assist in building a prosperous local economy. He town, less than a quarter the size of Trinity. He was is a member of Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce, originally pre-destined to be the fourth generation West Pasco Business Network, Trinity Positive Business in the family business, Wolf Hardware, but college Network, RGA-Trinity, Trinity Business Association, changed his path. Keep It Local, and Transitioning Professionals of Along his post-college journey in 1973, Rob met his Tampa Bay. lovely wife, Lynda, while seeking employment in Spo- Rob added, “I have also been involved as a soccer coach kane, WA. Lynda was “the cute customer service rep- and referee; a Sunday school teacher; an assistant scout resentative” at the company that ultimately hired him, master; a member of Upper Tampa Bay Chamber and Rob was smitten! Education Foundation, Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Rob and Lynda were married November 1, 1975, and of Commerce, Tarpon Springs Firefighters’ Pension Rob affectionately refers to the night before as “a great Board, and Rotary Chapter of Keystone.” Halloween party!” Rob is co-author of A Road Map to Re-Employment: 12 He and Lynda moved to Oldsmar in January 1997, when his former employer relocated them from Washington State to take over a region that was ranked as the worst in the company. That became Rob’s claim to fame with that company. When there was a problem somewhere, call Rob. After 28 years in the mortgage industry, Rob resigned from his position in 2000. Having been licensed as an investment advisor in 1983, he decided to open Sterling Wealth Management in 2001, to do what he loves most: help people achieve their financial dreams!

Steps to a Successful Career Transition, and author of How to Find a Great Job in the Great Recession: 12 Steps to a Job Recovery.

Rob & Lynda made Trinity their home in 2014. When asked what they loves most about Trinity, Rob shared this anecdote, “My wife and I were leaving Home Depot with a large lumber cart filled with various pieces of wood. As we travelled over the pavement, the wood fell to the ground. As I started picking up the wood, three people came to help. That would not have happened in Palm Harbor!”



CONTENTS YOUR FAMILY. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR LIFE... IT’S YOUR HOME | FEBRUARY ISSUE 2015 YOUR FAMILY 07 Hometown Story – Sterling Wealth Management Rob Wolf, Making Financial Dreams Come True 19 Local Businesses Sealed with a Kiss A Perfect Mix of Love & Business 25 February Is the Month for Love Love of Family, Community, Business and Life 26 Should You Do Your Own Taxes? Here’s How to Figure It Out YOUR COMMUNITY 20 Hometown Hero with a Huge Heart Debi Shackowski 28 Trinity’s Growth & Development Day A Huge Success 32 Community Events What’s Happening Around Town YOUR LIFE 13 Eclectic Wearable Art Fashions Julian Hartzog 15 Fall In Love With Yourself First PrimeAesthetica Center 35 Spicing Up Your Dinner Plans Put a Little Zing Back Into Your Marriage YOUR HOME 11 Pantone Color of the Year 2015 The Versatility of Marsala 21 Welcome to Starkey Ranch Your New Home Awaits You! 28 A Source of Legal Guidance Debora A. Diaz, Esq. 38 12 Foods Toxic for Dogs You May Just Love Them to Death CONTESTS 39 Cutest Pet Contest Win a Spaw Makeover BACK COVER 40 Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty Buying or Selling? List Now COUPONS FROM MANY ADVERTISERS FIND US Online: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:


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Our Community has a Huge


February is the month that fills our hearts with love. Our community is filled with so many kind and generous folks and businesses. Throughout this issue you will find many local business owners that combine their love for each other and their businesses in a feature story we titled “Local Businesses Sealed with a Kiss”’ (p 19). The volunteers in our community are amazing, Debi Shackowski, (p 20), is a shining example of love and advocacy. Debi’s goal is to help our children that are less fortunate and has created a yearly fundraiser called “Bunco for Backpacks”. Not only does she give the children backpacks, she gives them hope. Join in on the fun on March 14th at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. Trinity is in the process of tremendous growth and a new community is on the Trinity Horizon called Starkey Ranch. It is destined to follow the spirit and legacy of the Starkey family (p 21). I would be more than happy to provide you with additional information regarding the builders and day to day updates. If you are new to the neighborhood, please contact the Welcome Bowl for your gift (p 6) from the local businesses in our area. “As always, please shop the local business within these pages. They are committed to offering great products and services and are grateful for your loyalty and patronage. 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. If your local business wants to support our efforts, contact us, and we will support yours!”

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Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Photo credit above:

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The Versatility of Marsala • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair. • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors • An earthy shade with a little bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury. Source

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Style & BEAUTY Julian Hartzog A superior level of artistic vision and expertise At first glance, Tarpon Springs resident Julian Hartzog’s eclectic wearable art fashions appear perfectly tailored for Judy Jetson, matriarch of “The Jetsons” animated intergalactic family. However, look further and discover a superior level of artistic vision and expertise. Julian’s initial exposure to wearable art six years ago at Wearable-X presented by the Dunedin Fine Arts Center for the last decade. What he observed sparked his imagination to conceptualize and create a spectacular collection of his own. He had seen artistic attire made from raw meat, vegetables, lampshades, balloons and even condoms. The electrical engineer and portrait artist found inspiration in Christmas decorations, and his vision became clear. Julian chose to approach his wearable art endeavor using sparkling metals to achieve the looks he envisioned. His stunning, runway-worthy couture, Girls in Ribbons was born, using sheets of

aluminum expertly wrapped around his models. At the August event, Julian explained about this year’s disco-themed collection, “I’m working with stainless steel that is laser cut and hand formed. It’s very shiny, like mirrors, and I am just hoping nothing malfunctions!” There were no malfunctions, and his success has been recognized for two consecutive years at the DFAC Wearable-X end-of-summer shows. Furthermore, his “sleek and modern,” Girls in Ribbons is currently displayed at the World of Wearable Art in Wellington, New Zealand, where he was Wellington International-Americas Award winner for the collection. “This is so exciting for Julian - especially at age 77!” says fellow Tarpon Springs artist and designer, Siobhan Nehin. “He is a hypercreative technical genius.”


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With the turn of each New Year, people resolve to better themselves in some way, shape or form. More often than not, resolutions include increasing health and happiness through weight loss or other physical improvements. Most people generally aspire to look and feel their best.

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Dr. Kashlan, a well-known and highly-respected medical practitioner in West Tampa Bay, devoted to optimizing health and skin care via the latest technological advancements, non-invasive aesthetic laser, and innovative weight loss and management protocols, wants you to “fall in love with yourself first.”

Licensed and certified Aesthetician and Laser Technician, Treasa Bode, is a Florida native with six years of experience in the skin care industry. She specializes in laser treatments, from hair removal and sun damage, to skin tightening and body contouring. She also enjoys treating clients with chemical peels, micro-needling, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, as well as relaxing European and deep-cleansing facials.

According to Dr. Kashlan, “At PrimeAesthetica, we believe you will find much more than a beautiful facility in an exceptional location. Every member of our medical, aesthetic and client support team of experts is dedicated to helping make your experience an enjoyable and gratifying one!” PrimeAesthetica Med Spa and Weight Loss Centers offer an array of specialized services and procedures: • Laser Hair Removal and Laser Facial Resurfacing & Rejuvenation • Cosmetic Services including Botox - Dermal fillers, OBAGI Chemical Peels & Products • Weight Solutions Services, including HCG Program, Medicatios and Cryolipolysis/Cavitation • Anti-Aging and Bio-identical Hormones • Spider Vein Treatment and Sclerotherapy • Microdermabrasion • Most Skin-Related Procedures

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Dr. Kashlan, Treasa, and the entire team at PrimeAesthetica Med Spa and Weight Loss Centers utilize a battery of resources and tools of the trade to accentuate your natural beauty and provide the life-changing results their clients crave, at affordable rates. “We will always guarantee an affordable, cost-effective upfront price policy and maintain privacy and confidentiality of all patient records and concerns,” Dr. Kashlan assured. “Fall in love with yourself ” in February, take advantage of a free comprehensive consultation with Dr. Kashlan, and he will apply a 20% discount off any cosmetic service. Plus, if you bring his ad from IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine, you will receive $50 off that cosmetic service, in addition to the February special. Call today for your free consultation, 813-792-1900, or visit PrimeAesthetica Med Spa and Weight Loss Centers to speak directly with a staff member.

PrimeAesthetica Med Spa and Weight Loss Centers has two branches in Lutz and Trinity. The Lutz branch is located at: 17921 Hunting Bow Circle. The Trinity location is 8835 Hawbuck Street.


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15 Songs Alzheimer’s Playlist

to spark awareness!

By Emma Dickison | Home Helpers

Try playing some of these songs for your loved one, either through a speaker system or headphones, and see how they respond. Make sure the volume isn’t too loud, and be sure to avoid commercial interruption that may confuse them. Look for signs of reduced agitation, and encourage singing, clapping or dancing to add to the enjoyment!

• “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong • “Singing in the Rain” performed by Gene Kelly • “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin • “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline • “America the Beautiful” performed by Ray Charles • “New York, New York” performed by Frank Sinatra • “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Burt Bacharach • “Amazing Grace” performed by Celtic Women • “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell • “Canon In D” composed by J. Pachabel • “Song for my Father” by Sarah McLauchlan • “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman • “Hey There” by Rosemary Clooney • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” performed by Judy Garland source:

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at Massage Therapy Center Leave your cell phone in the car. The “to-do” list is non-existent. The groceries can wait. It’s time for you. It’s time for peace, relaxation and renewal of the spirit. That’s the primary philosophy of Gary and Karen Amundson, Licensed Massage Therapists and proprietors of Massage Therapy Center of Florida, Inc. For 26 years at the same location, the Amundsons and their accredited staff have offered some of the most therapeutic and rejuvenating techniques to benefit their clients. Be it deep tissue and trigger point therapy massage for relaxation of muscle tension, or soothing facials and body treatments for healthy, aesthetic and calming effects, Massage Therapy Center of Florida has it all! Many of the clients seen by the Amundsons are referred from Chiropractors, Orthopedists, Neurologists and Family Practitioners, which say a great deal about their reputation in the community and among healthcare providers. The licensed Aestheticians on staff at Massage Therapy Center of Florida offer as many as 16 different facial and body treatment options: waxing, chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion, and cosmetic tinting, to mention only a few. These are not necessarily gender specific, so men and women, alike, benefit from these services and procedures every day. Massage Therapy Center of Florida, Inc., is located at 2330 Seven Springs Blvd., in the Cypress Run Plaza. For more information, call 372-9388 or visit www.

Better Back Store Closing in New Port Richey Although, Steve and Theresa Hyatt of The Better Back Store on Little Road in New Port Richey will close the doors to their physical location February 21st, they are excited about the expansion of their online store and the great many ways they will continue helping their customers feel & heal better! Steve explained, “We are moving exclusively online, where we will be able to offer a larger assortment of products at better pricing. Stop in and check out our close-out prices while they last!” Theresa added, “We are going to miss our loyal customers so much, but we are very excited to offer a larger assortment of products online at better pricing.” Hurry into the store to take advantage of the huge discounts on remaining merchandise through Feb 21st. Plus, remember to visit our newly-designed website and discover, “we do good things behind your back®”. 18 February Issue 2015

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Upon his return, David stopped by his office in downtown New Port Richey and entered through the back door. Becky thought he was an intruder and threatened to call the police, until David assured her he owned the building! Now married for “11 amazing years”, David and Becky take as much time as they possibly can out of the office to spend time together traveling and enjoying life!

Larry & Joanna DeLuca Love • Patience • Understanding

According to Becky, that’s their secret to a successful marriage. She recommends, “Marry your best friend and take time to be together as a couple, doing things you both enjoy; and make the most of the time you have with your spouse or significant other.”

For two people to have met in New Jersey in 1997, successfully survived a long-distance relationship for more than two years, married, moved to Florida, and blended their personal and professional lives, takes an incredible amount of love, patience and understanding, among other things, and that’s the continuing love story of Joanna & Larry DeLuca of DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry and Style Makers Salon. Larry fell in love with Joanna for her style, her flair and her beauty, and the list goes on. Joanna fell in love with Larry for his passion, his romantic nature, his attentiveness, and so much more! Together, this creative, dynamic duo combined their love, their passion, and their talents to create a solid marriage of 15 years, and a beauty business collaboration that is accentuating the aesthetic style of their family, friends, and neighbors throughout Trinity and West Pasco County!

Steve & Tina Farrell Love • Friendship • Loyalty Steve and Tina Farrell of Team Farrell Contracting and Roofing, met while attending high school in Long Island, NY, in 1986, and they have been together ever since.

David & Becky Dempsey Love • Friendship • Fun Dr. David and Becky Dempsey have a very interesting cutemeet story… They met at work in 1986, but not for a week after Becky started her new job at David’s dental practice. He happened to be out of town the week she started, so Becky did not know what her boss looked like.

The proud parents of three daughters and a son: Annamarie (25), Christina (25), Shelby (20), and Stephen (18), Tina and Steve maintain balance between their personal and professional lives by consistently including their family in their work, charity and social events, as a better way of giving more back to the community they love! However, it’s the love they share between them that keeps the romance alive for Steve and Tina. “Steve is my BESTFRIEND and the Love of my life. It is just that easy. When you have love, friendship and loyalty, that is the secret to a successful marriage,” Tina added. 19

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Hometown Hero with a Huge Heart Debi Shackowski ADVOCATE: One that pleads the cause of another; specifically, one that pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal; one that supports or promotes the interests of another

LOVE: Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; Brotherly concern for others Merriam-Webster should have Debi Shackowski‘s photo beside each of these definitions. When she was growing up, Debi’s parents were a very civicminded couple, active in the Lions and Kiwanis clubs. They raised their family to reach out and serve others whenever there was a need. As a teen, Debi chose to follow her parents’ lead, and she stepped-up to participate in a successful high school project in 1975. From that first experience in high school, Debi has compiled an extensive resume, and she continues to selflessly give of her time and her voice as an advocate for those in need, with love and conviction. • In the late 70s, Debi became a founding board member of Seminole Mall’s Teen Boards, hosting fashion shows, pageants, and other events as a means of providing girls with scholarships. • Debi volunteered with Health Rehabilitative Services annual Christmas Toy Shop, and 20 years later, she still volunteers annually, along with her children. • Debi served as President of the Pinellas County Chapter of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), and worked closely with the Board of Directors (BOD). • Debi was guest speaker for CHADD BOD National Conferences, and she was chosen to be the first legislative delegate for the state of Florida, in an effort to amend The Handicapped Act to include other impaired conditions. • From 1988-1990, Debi served as President of the Pinellas County School Board Department of Exceptional Services (DEES), and she was nominated for the State of Florida Department and Bureau of Exceptional Education Services as a parent liaison for children with special needs in the state of Florida.

program’s BOD. It was during this tenure she worked with local chapters of the National Organization of Women and the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as with the Washington D.C. offices of Housing and Urban Development to uncover illegal practices within the residents program, and, ultimately, facilitated the termination of those board members responsible. Debi is a shining example of love and advocacy, and she has raised her children to have the same, generous spirit and strong voice. She and her children have made numerous trips to Washington D.C., to lobby for causes and meet with Senators and Congressmen. She has shared with them the importance of freedom of speech and lobbying, and the incredible impact the proper use of their voices can have, all the way to Congress, if necessary. Debi’s goal was to give back to the children within her community in the same way others gave to her children while she completed nursing school and they lived in transitional housing. She founded Marjorie’s Hope, an organization in memory and honor of her younger sister, who lost her life in a crash with a drunk driver in 1996. Marjorie loved God, her family and children. The mission of Marjorie’s Hope is to provide backpacks, school supplies, and other necessities to children like those whom Marjorie supported likewise. *Definitions from

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• After returning to college in 1992 to complete her nursing degree, Debi and her children resided in family transitional housing. Debi was elected by the residential community in which she belonged, to the 20 February Issue 2015

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Welcome to Starkey Ranch Your New Home Awaits You! A new community is on the Trinity horizon, like no other of its kind. Positioned adjacent to James B. Starkey Wilderness Park, Starkey Ranch will encompass 2,500 acres consisting of residential communities, interconnected trails throughout the community, its parks, and local businesses, as well as a school for grades K-8. This exciting acquisition by Wheelock Communities was finalized in 2013, and culminated into an announcement in February 2014, regarding the future of the property. Today, master plans are underway to break ground in March and begin construction of beautiful, contemporary homes and the expansive site development. In 1922, Jay B. Starkey chased after his dream of being a cattle rancher, and he purchased tracts of land in Pinellas County, which later became known as Ulmerton Ranch. After the depression, he and his friend Dave Cunningham, entered into a partnership and began looking north to Pasco County, as little could be done to expand at their Pinellas location. In 1937, they drove 300-head of cattle north to the grassy expanses of the southwest corner of Pasco. Jay & Dave included Dave’s two brothers in a new partnership, and they purchased what became CS Ranch. By 1956, Jay was the sole proprietor of would be known as Anclote River Ranch.

He sold the cattle from the ranch to his son, Jay B, Jr., in 1965, while holding onto the citrus groves and timber business. Because it was obvious how economic development was affecting Florida, Jay Sr., made the bold decision to sell 18,000 acres of his ranch to the Southwest Florida Water Management District to ensure the land would not be developed, but be kept intact as a wilderness preserve for the benefit of future generations to see the beauty of West Florida as it used to be. That’s what you will find in the Starkey Ranch community, as it is destined to follow the spirit and legacy of the Starkey family. The 2,500 acres of what will become Starkey Ranch includes 800 acres dedicated to parks and recreational facilities, and 20 miles of trails that connect the community with areas of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve. Be in perfect tune with nature and history at Starkey Ranch this spring, when the first homebuyers will have a selection of three types and sizes of single-family residences in the Whitfield Park neighborhood! Home designs have been predetermined to follow architectural styles such as Craftsman, Florida Vernacular, Spanish Revival and Ranch Modern, and feature rear-entry garages, and large front porches that overlook beautifully manicured lawns and landscapes.

For more information about Starkey Ranch and the opportunities that await, contact RE/MAX Realtor®, Debbie Dawson, 727-709-9541 or

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Got Dirty Carpets?

Complete Care Systems Has the Solution Joe & Tricia Staltare are the epitome of their business, Complete Care Systems. That’s what they want and what they do for their customers and their community: they offer Complete Care! It’s their vision to make sure each customer is completely satisfied with the thorough, safe, cleaning service they receive. “Knowing that we leave our client’s house clean and ready for their family is a great feeling. There is nothing like walking on clean carpeting, knowing it is safe for your kids to get down and play on the floor,” Tricia explains. “We put the customer first. What you are quoted is what you pay. We never sell you a service that you don’t need,” Tricia asserts. Complete Care Systems offers a low-moisture, deep carpet cleaning service, along with tile & grout cleaning, pressure washing, and brick paver sealing to residents and businesses in our community. You are encouraged to contact Joe & Tricia at Complete Care Systems: 727-364.5158.

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Clean Up

Living Areas in 15


By Sarah Aguirre what You Need: A basket, bag, or box to put non-living room items. A dust rag. A vacuum cleaner or broom. • Put all items that do not belong in the living room in a container. Do not try to pick up each item and place it where it belongs. • Tackle the couch. Brush off the couch onto the floor. • Dust down the coffee table. The goal here is to quickly brush off the table and neatly stack its contents. • Vacuum or sweep up the floor. Don’t move furniture. Don’t try to vacuum the pillows and couch. Leave these more in depth items for when you have more time. Do, however, remember to get the dirt we brushed out of the interior of the couch. Read the whole story at cs/15minutecleanups/ht/lvngrmfifteen.htm




Cleaning can be a



Although there are certain occasions where cleaning your duct system can be beneficial, more times than not, it can even be counterproductive. Consider, if your ducts really are dirty, what caused it in the first place. If you don’t remove the cause, the problem will present itself over and over again. Instead, have a product installed called the Air Oasis that is installed in you’re A/C system continuously cleaning and sanitizing your air conditioning duct system and your home while the A/C fan is running. For about the same cost as getting your ducts cleaned properly, you can have the Air Oasis installed and always have cleaner air and a better indoor environment. These products use a technique engineered by NASA and enhanced by the Air Oasis research and development team. The process, called AHPCO, or advanced hydrated photocatalytic oxidation, results in a dramatic decrease in the amount of carbon-based contaminants in the air, meaning you’ll be breathing fresher, healthier air. The science is easy to understand, the cost is extremely reasonable and it comes with a money back guarantee. Call Best Services A/C for more information at 727-773-0151.

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Editor’s LETTER

February is the month for love This issue is all about love! Love of family, love of community, love of business and love of life! Thankfully, I can honestly report that I’m on board with all three! Over the years, you’ve heard all about my love of family, time and again, ad nauseum! I’ve shared with you my love of chiropractic and how much it has enhanced my health and my life; and the spiritual connection I experience when I’m near the peaceful Gulf waters…or any body of water, for that matter! I’ve shared the love and joy of my wedding, my family vacations, and my involvement with the cultural arts and animal rescue organizations. However, it occurred to me as I was contemplating this article, that I may not have adequately conveyed just how much I love our local businesses & organizations! It goes without saying that working with Debbie Dawson for seven years has been a joy and pleasure, and it has afforded me the opportunity to build solid relationships with many small business owners. Possessing the biggest heart in the world, Debbie is a work-a-holic, with ever-attainable goals of befriending everyone she meets, and promoting and

Taylor Made to a Tee By Debra Taylor Tee

supporting their local businesses. It’s proven beneficial in her success as a Publisher, RE/MAX Real Estate Agent, Mom, and Grammy, and it’s only ONE of the many reasons I love her! Like Debbie, I, too, love the local businesses and organizations with whom I’ve had the pleasure of supporting, promoting, and befriending over the years. West Pasco and North Pinellas Counties are blessed to have many amazing individuals sharing their talents and passions in our communities. I love that Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday just broke ground for the beginning of an amazing complex dedicated to providing transitional housing for hundreds of homeless individuals and families in Pasco County in need of shelter, a new start, and a break. Statistics indicate thousands of men, women and children are homeless in Pasco during any given year. Finally, I love that Trinity-Odessa is on the brink of such enormous economic growth! This huge expansion should increase the influx of traffic to benefit all of our precious local businesses in West Pasco and North Pinellas counties, and build supreme awareness to just how much our expanding, vibrant communities have to offer!

Debra Taylor Tee


Business & FINANCE

Here’s How To Figure Out Whether You Should

Do Your Own Taxes BY LIBBY KANE

Do your own taxes if: You have a straightforward tax situation without dependents, investments, or significant assets or charitable contributions, and you don’t own a business. Those basic, free versions of tax preparation software mentioned above were created for people like you. You have the time and patience to deal with it. Taxes probably aren’t the kind of thing you should do with Netflix on in the background. Expect to set aside some time to give it your undivided attention — in 2012, the IRS estimated you’d need 16 hours to do all of the preparation work for the basic form 1040. You feel comfortable hitting submit and want that control over your money. If you feel comfortable navigating the software, looking up questions on the IRS site, and the idea of having to fix any errors doesn’t terrify you, then you’ll probably feel more comfortable doing your own. Hire a professional if: You earn over $200,000 a year. Kiplinger reports that IRS statistics show an increased likelihood of IRS audits once your household income passes $200,000, and even more so if you earn over $1 million annually. You’ve had a major life change in the last year. Did you get married? Buy a house? Have a baby? These all impact your tax filing, and, at least the first time you document them on your taxes, you might want someone to show you how best to do it. You have a complicated tax situation with dependents, investments, or significant assets or charitable contributions, or you own a business. Nearly every financial transaction comes with some kind of tax consequence, and the more transactions you have, the more things you need to take into consideration. People who own businesses, freelance, or are self-employed in particular might want the help of a professional to iron out their atypical tax situations — deductions for home offices, business meals and travel, and vehicles are also audit red flags. Read the whole story at:

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Business & FINANCE “The Art of the Heart Mastery” by Barbara Marville-Kelly

Learning the gift of emotional intelligence is forefront now more than ever before, because people are seeking alternative ways to live a better quality of life. With the ever-changing times, it is apparent that an awakening and shift of consciousness is taking place, to achieve a deeper, more spiritual connection, in order to live with more peace, harmony and love. This shift is directed through universal intelligence and heart coherence. Using our emotional compass on a daily basis allows our consciousness to become more aware and in-tune with ourselves and the world, facilitating better decision-making, relationship-building, communicating, and understanding of our purpose, passion and mission in life. As Master L.I.F.E. Institute© coaches and trainers, we observe individuals on a regular basis taking their lives back after experiencing feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, simply by shifting their consciousness to a heart-based and centered lifestyle.

Doing a heart-centering technique through special breathing, guided imagery, prayer and meditation, locks in feelings of love, appreciation and gratitude. This is a documented and proven science, and our key to the realignment of our cells and overall sense of well-being and balance. This is The Art of the Heart Mastery: completing the math of the mix of emotions, and putting them into proper perspective, eliminating STRESS! Understanding the communication between the heart and the brain gives us the emotional compass which acts as a road map, guiding us on our journey along a path to freedom of the Mind/Body/Spirit connection. Be encouraged! It is never too late to get on the path of personal growth and development using a tried and true system that is effective, immediate, transformational, and forever “L.I.F.E.” changing! We wish everyone a beautiful, blessed, healthy and abundant 2015 and beyond! For more information about Dance L.I.F.E. (Love Inspire Forgive Enlighten) and Master L.I.F.E. Institute©, call 727-945-9223, or email Dennis Kelly: www.dennis-kelly. com, or Barbara Marville-Kelly: www.barbaramarville. com, or


Business & FINANCE

“Trinity growth & Development Day” hosted by RE/MAX® Advantage Realty located in the Trinity Village Center Plaza, 10710 SR 54, (corner of State Rd 54 & Duck Slough Blvd.), was a fun- filled day featuring live music from country music recording artist Adrian Ray and an opportunity to meet our local county commissioners and more than 50 local businesses that sponsored the event. Future development speakers included Pasco County Commissioners Kathryn Starkey, Mike Wells Jr., Mike Moore and Jack Mariano. Pasco County Planning and Development Administrator, Richard E. Gehring unveiled the Major Development Map of Trinity and Property Director Matt Call enlightened us about the upcoming community of Starkey Ranch. The event was a great way to educate our residents about the projected growth of the community over the next two or three years. It is estimated that 9,000-

12,000 homes will be developed in the Trinity area. This will mean that Trinity will not only grow by a significant number of homes, but also with businesses, restaurants and parks.

presented a check to the Children’s Miracle Network. The commitment of the RE/ MAX® family to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals demonstrates “The power of many makes a difference,” which is the true secret behind the RE/MAX® relationship with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The individual donations of thousands of associates amount to millions of dollars each year for children’s hospitals. More than $123 million has been raised by thousands of RE/MAX associates and offices since 1992.

The Realtors of RE/MAX Advantage Real- The Trinity Growth & Development ty raised over $10,000 in donations and committee that organized this successful community event included RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Debbie Dawson, Rachel Moore-Gallagher, Patti Spoeth as well as Broker Manager, Mike Webb and Personal Assistant to Broker, Felicia Custer. They are all looking forward to next year’s event and have big plans already in the works.

The Law Office of Debora A. Diaz

By giving no less than 100% effort and striving to meet the goals of her clients, attorney, Debora A. Diaz has established a superior reputation in New Port Richey. “My practice is based on honesty, integrity and customer service at all times,” Debora attested. For over 20 years, Debora has been a source of legal guidance for same-sex couples and non-traditional families. However, she also practices in the family, business, and employment law areas. To schedule a consultation with Debora A. Diaz, call 727-846-1802 or email

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Business & FINANCE DO YOU KNOW OF A LOCAL BUSINESS IN WEST PASCO THAT COULD USE A BOOST IN REVENUE? This Chamber Means Business! By Paul Friedlander Why the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce? Sponsored by IT’S YOUR HOME - “Your Local Community Magazine”, Debbie Dawson & Valerie Jane Wilson, Realtors with RE/MAX and a passion for helping the small businesses in our community will announce the business to be “HIT” at 10am each month in a parking lot located in West Pasco. Within minutes, dozens of friends and neighbors from our community crash a local Mom & Pop business where everyone shops! This amazing group has increased sales from $450 to over $2,000 in 30 minutes. Business owners are shocked as the Cash Mob West Pasco group enters their store each armed with a $10 bill. The “MOB” then retreats to a nearby restaurant to enjoy networking and a tasty lunch. Votes are taken for the next Mom & Pop business to “HIT” in the West Pasco County Come armed with a $10 bill, support a small local business, have fun, network, make new friends and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll be hooked, we all have a great time. Then, you vote for your favorite local business to be “MOBBED” next month. Please share. We would love to make this the largest “MOB” to loves to support our local businesses. Westpasco

It’s actually quite simple — a chamber of commerce is a group that’s dedicated to protecting and promoting the local business community. The primary goal? To help business owners network and grow. The Chamber hosts networking events, fundraisers, workshops, and other activities, all with the aim of connecting local businesses. The Chamber has a good reputation, and many consumers have positive perceptions of members and their businesses. In fact, you may be interested to know that according to a 2012 study conducted by the Schapiro Group, 49% of consumers were more likely to think favorably of a local business if it was a member of the local Chamber — and 80% were more likely to purchase a product or service from a chamber member. The Chamber offer discounts to members on everything from office supplies to continuing education. You may get access to email lists, as well as first dibs on booths at trade shows and other events. ‘You get out of a Chamber of Commerce what you put in” is very true, but what if that Chamber helps you get some traction up front. “Sounds good to me!” For membership information, contact Paul Friedlander at the WPCC at: or 727-641-0575. Visit for more community information.


Business & FINANCE

For over 20 years we have provided our clients with expert tax preparation. More importantly, we have helped families and small business entrepreneurs pay the lowest amount of tax legally possible. For a lot of people, taxes are a complicated issue, and we pride ourselves on being able to explain complex issues in a way that everyone can understand. We stay on the cutting edge of taxation so that you can benefit from the most current, legal tax avoidance strategies available. Our strict continuing education standards, as well as our dedication to customer service are designed to do one thing… save you money. Your time is your most valuable resource. Wouldn’t it be more profitable to spend time growing or marketing your business, or spend a day with your family? Give us an opportunity to help you do what you do best, by letting us do what we do best. We prepare tax returns for:

• Individuals

• C-Corporations

• Sole Proprietors

• Partnerships

• S-Corporations

• Estates & Trusts

• LLC’s If you’re new to us, more often than not, we can find something that a previous preparer overlooked. We look forward to PROVING it! Call our office today to schedule a tax preparation appointment, and put our team to work for you!

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Community EVENTS

Chasco Fiesta is excited to announce the dates for the 2015 Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk. This event, presented by One Community Now, is a pre-Chasco event, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., prior to the nine-day long festivities. The Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk for Pasco County is a collaborative effort to promote hunger awareness and to raise funds for hunger relief for children and senior citizens living in Pasco County. By participating in the Hunger Walk you will help raise funds that will provide healthy meals for many children and senior citizens that are going hungry. You will also enjoy a fun, family festival atmosphere that includes activities, games, and entertainment.

For more information about the Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk, check out their website at:

The Kiwanis of Greater West Pasco By Wanda Burnside We are proud of its 46 year history of helping our West Pasco community make our little corner of the world a better place. The Kiwanis motto is “Improving the world one child and one community at a time�. While our focus is the children. Helping the children many times means helping the family. Some of our recent projects are Backpacks for needy kids (filled 250 backpacks and gave them to 6 to local schools), Learn to Swim Program (in the past 5 years we have given over 150 Children free Swimming lessons), Weekend Back-pack Food Program (supply weekend food for 30 children who would go without) and Turkey gift certificates at Thanksgiving (Gave away $2100 gift cards for Turkeys) This spring we hope to continue our practice of offering a $1000 matriculation award to one graduate of nine local high schools. If you would like to attend one of our meetings let me know 727-364-6441 Wanda Burnside


Community EVENTS Fri., February 13 - Sun., March 15 HOLY CANNOLI Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM -9:00 PM Sunday Matinee, 2:00 PM -3:30 PM Jimmy Ferraro’s Studio Theater 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey 727-409-0293

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Saturday, March 14

Diva’s & Diamonds A Ladies Event 7:00 PM Food Drinks Jewelry Dancing 75.00 tickets Verizon Event Center 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey (813) 493-4872

4th Annual Bunco For Backpacks 7:00 PM Come roll the dice, 100% of proceeds help purchase back to school supplies for Foster, Homeless & children attending Title I schools. $25.00 Donation at door or $20.00 with a “NEW” Backpack Donation Raffles & gift baskets Seven Springs Golf and Country Club 3535 Trophy Blvd, New Port Richey

Monday, March 2 Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Benefit 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Drag Queen Bingo all to benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue 50/50 cash raffle & more Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater 28910 Us Highway 19 N, Clearwater (727) 400-6996

Saturday, February 14 Nature Coast Farmers Market 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hudson Regional Library 8012 Library Rd, Hudson 727-645-3305

Sunday, March 15th

Fri., February 20 – Sun., March 1 Twelve Angry Men Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sunday Matinee, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Presented by Knights of Columbus Council 11680 & Our Lady Queen of Peace Parrish 5340 High Street, New Port Richey $15/Person 727-846-0832

Saturday, February 21 Pasco Music Festival 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM Concourse 15325 Alric Potterg Rd, Shady Hills $10/Person 727-409-0293

Friday, February 27 Poet’s Point 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Open Mic Poetry & Humorous One-Act Play Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery 6231 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey 727-848-6500

Saturday, February 28 Comedy Night 7:00 PM Who is Some Guy Named Frank Trinity Meeting Center 7813 Mitchell Blvd, Trinity

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Pasco Challenge 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Presented by Alzheimer’s Family Organization 5K, 10K, Marathon Foot Races, 1-Mile Walk/ Fun Run, Bike Tour (25K) ½ Marathon Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, Trinity $37/Everyone: ½ Marathon $32/Adult, $15/Youth (Ages 16 & under): Other Events $17/Person for Teams of 10 or more; $62/ Family of Four [2 Adults, 2 Youth] 727-848-8888, 888-496-8004

Wednesday & Thursday, March 4 – 5 Ain’t Food Wonderful 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Musical Comedy, Regional Premier Jimmy Ferraro’s Studio Theater 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey 727-409-0293

Friday, March 13 30th Annual Chasco Coronation Ball 6:00 PM Hosted by and Benefits the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. An Evening of True Elegance Featuring the Royal Coronation, Dinner, Dancing, Auction and Entertainment. Reservations $100.00 per person Tina Shelton at Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, NPR 727-439-0516

Fitzgerald’s 2nd Annual Shamrock Sprint 10:30 AM 5K run/walk in Downtown New Port Richey starting at Fitzgerald’s Irish Tavern Also a 1 mile fun run following the race Reg. Fee for 5k is $30 and the 1 mi. is $15.00 Proceeds go to Hands and Paws for Pasco 727-505-4734 volunteer email connie@ register at:

Fri., March 20 – Sat., March 28 2015 Chasco Fiesta™ 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM Sims Park Main St & Grand Blvd, New Port Richey 727-842-7651

Friday, March 13 - Tuesday 17 St Patrick’s Day Headquarters Kicks off Friday, Live music every night Green Beer, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Beer Trucks, Tents, BBQ Free face painting Saturday Fiddlers Green Trinity Irish Pub & Eatery 7813 Mitchell Blvd,Trinity 727-807-3268

Friday, March 27 Percussive Dance Exhibition 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble The Center for the Arts at River Ridge 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey $7.50/Person 727-774-7382

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Seasonal Members Enjoy complete use of our Championship golf course par 72 and Challenger golf course par 64 and practice facilities, tennis & fitness center facilities and Clubhouse for dining and social activities. The Seasonal Golf Membership is offered for 1 month to 6 months each year. Seasonal Golf members may reserve tee times days in advance. and then pay a cart or walking fee per round. Seasonal Golf Member guests may play the golf courses and have use of our facility by paying the applicable fee.

Newly Renovated Course and Facilities A Great Social Experience Unlimited Golf On 2 Courses Member Owned and Competitively Priced

Seasonal Memberships Same playing privileges and benefits as an associate member. Also available to non-residents of Seven Springs Golf & Country Club.

Gift Certificates Avail. for Golf & Dining

Membership may be renewed each season and is subject to change from year to year.

Couple Golf Single Golf ONE MONTH $445.00 $339.00 TWO MONTHS $857.00 $650.00 THREE MONTHS $1,264.00 $953.00 FOUR MONTHS $1,660.00 $1,250.00 FIVE MONTHS $2,053.00 $1,546.00 SIX MONTHS $2,435.00 $1,832.00 Sales Tax Not Included

Social $192.00 $358.00 $521.00 $679.00 $837.00 $987.00 33


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Put a little zing back into your marriage with this simple idea for dining out. Instead of getting ready at the same time dressing in front of each other, brushing your teeth side-by-side, asking: Can you pass me the deodorant? Is my shirt wrinkled? Will you buzz up the sitter?



Dress in separate rooms so you don’t see each other till you’re ready to go. That new relationship feeling when you see how handsome he looks and the glow in his eye when you take his breath away is a great start to a perfect evening. You can even get ready at a friends house or meet at the restaurant. Recreating your early dating days will kick off a romantic vibe for the rest of the night. It’s a little thing, but sometimes life is about the little things, right?


Community EVENTS Top Diet Trends For 2015 Pollock Communications

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Here’s a list of what registered dietitians say is trending for 2015. Their expert predictions are sure to affect consumer-purchasing decisions, influence food manufacturers and determine what’s on the supermarket shelves in the coming year: 1. Sprinkle your superfoods. This year, most registered dietitians named seeds and nuts (54%) as the superfoods that will reign in 2015. Kale remains the Queen of Greens though, with most of the nutrition experts surveyed agreeing that kale, Greek yogurt, coconut products and avocado are prevailing healthful food choices for consumers. 2. Go green… with tea. When it comes to better beverages, green tea gets high marks with 35% of dietitians selecting it as the drink of choice for its myriad health benefits. 3. The “beef” about beef. According to dietitians, most consumers view animal-based protein, such as meat, fish and poultry, as high-quality, but nutrition pros rank quality proteins differently. Nutrition experts recommend fish and seafood, eggs, legumes and nuts, poultry and dairy as healthy, high-quality proteins, followed by soy. Red meat is considered less healthy among the nutrition pros, most likely due to the saturated fat, cholesterol and high environmental demands required to produce beef. 4. Gluten-free diets dominate. According to the experts, 66% believe gluten-free or wheatfree diets will continue to be trendy in 2015. “Regardless of the lack of evidence consumers believe that eliminating foods with certain ingredients will help them lose weight or be healthier,” explains Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, Senior Vice President and Director of Food & Wellness at Pollock Communications. In fact, the survey revealed that 70% of dietitians believe consumers will be more interested in nutrition and weight loss in 2015 than they were in 2014. Dietitians also noted that we will see “clean eating” as well as the Paleo diet, as popular eating trends. 5. Old is new. Despite the popularity of some low-grain diets, half of dietitians agree that ancient grains, like amaranth, quinoa, spelt and freekah, will be a top trend in 2015. Read the whole story at: 15-top-diet-trends-2015

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Dance Extreme Academy is a state-of-the-art dance studio and boutique located right in the heart of Trinity. Owner, Darlene Jones, has transformed her love of dance and children into a beautiful location in which to share the art of dance with her friends and neighbors who have so generously supported her efforts and that of her team! The super-friendly staff at Dance Extreme Academy is geared toward making sure you and your children have a positive overall experience. “Being able to positively influence the children and their parents is our favorite aspect of this business,” explained Jones. Off of the very stylish and comfortable lobby, parents can sit in the “café” and watch their children through close circuit tv’s, learn many types of dance: ballet, jazz, ballroom, hip-hop, and many more. While visiting, you will want to peruse the boutique which offers dress and accessory options for enthusiastic students… and parents! Dance Extreme Academy is located at 1720 Davenport Drive in Trinity. For more information call 727.375.JAZZ [5299], or email

The First Tee of Tampa Bay Group Golf Lessons At Seven Springs Golf & Country Club Learn the rules, fundamentals and etiquette of the game in small groups taught by

The First Tee of Tampa Bay Golf Instructors Classes meet once per week for seven weeks and are Available for boys & girls ages 5-18 Cost for the program range from $2 - $12 per class based on income The First Tee of Tampa Bay will provide all of the necessary golf equipment for the classes, but children are welcome to bring their own clubs

For more information, including how to register, visit or call 813-238-7320. All levels are welcome, from total beginners to advanced players


Pet CORNER 12 Foods

for Dogs

Dogs are like members of the family and are loved as such. However, if you truly love your precious pooch, please avoid feeding him/her these human foods, or you may just love them to death! 1. Chocolate: Contains caffeine & theobromine of the methyxantines group, which are toxic 2. Milk: Contains milk sugars, and enzymes are not present to digest them 3. Cheese: Like milk, contains sugar and fatty components that are indigestible 4. Onion: If ingested enough, compounds can damage red blood cells, requiring a transfusion 5. Macadamia Nuts: The compounds are not known, but have caused toxic reactions 6. Garlic: Part of the onion family, the compounds are stronger and more toxic 7. Grapes: Unknown compounds are incredibly toxic, causing kidney failure, fatal in 3-5 days 8. Avocados: The leaves, pit, bark and fruit contain a toxin called persin; Pits cause obstructions 9. Apple Cores: (And like fruits) Contain cyanogenic glycosides, AKA cyanide 10. Yeast Dough: Raw dough can ferment in the stomach, becoming toxic 11. Caffeine: Contains methylated xanthine, that negatively stimulates the nervous system 12. Bacon: Foods rich in fat can lead to Pancreatitis, causing the pancreas to shut down

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Everybody Needs Some Puppy Sometime

By Doreen Dam m

Unconditional love is hard to find these days but not when it comes on four feet. Dogs make great companions. You can tell them about your day and they won’t tweet all of your secrets. They won’t laugh at you when you are having a bad hair day and post it on Facebook. They enjoy hugs and give kisses freely. They are never too busy to spend time with you and always enjoy a good long walk. If dogs are not your type, consider the wide variety of options to share your love with and reap the rewards of pet ownership. Some of the benefits include lower blood pressure, less anxiety and improved immune systems. They can even boost your social life so plan more events with your pet in mind.


It's Your Home Magazine, Trinity/Odessa - February 2015  

It's Your Home Magazine - Trinity's #1 Resource for Community Information. A mix of local business, community information and fun! Trinity...

It's Your Home Magazine, Trinity/Odessa - February 2015  

It's Your Home Magazine - Trinity's #1 Resource for Community Information. A mix of local business, community information and fun! Trinity...