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Hammerhead Roof & Exterior Cleaning Has You Covered! Hammerhead Roof & Exterior Cleaning has paved the way to clean surroundings with a SoftWash System™ that eliminates dirt, stains, mold, and algae that may be destroying the aesthetic appearance and structural integrity of your roof and your home. Did you know that those stains may represent a type of algae that feeds on the filler between asphalt shingles? Not only does the algae create a nasty, black appearance as it destroys your roof, according to Hammerhead’s website, the “algae dislodges the granules that protect and give color to your shingles and reduces the lifespan of your roof.”

Manufacturers Association (ARMA). You can rest assured that all Hammerhead employees h a v e passed a thorough criminal background check and been approved by Ask the Seal, and have received the “Seal o f Approval” before being issued photo identification. This insures that you can trust our team members on your property or in your home or office! Hammerhead Roof & Exterior Cleaning is located at 3152 Little Rd, #213, Trinity. To schedule a FREE in-home or in-office estimate, call 800-700-4140. Learn more about this exclusive Softwash system by visiting hammerheadsoftwash.com, or email: info@hammerheadsoftwash.com.

If that’s not scary enough, this fungal infestation can do more damage after pressure washing. Pressure washing will further spread the fungal spores throughout the area in question, causing even more problems in the future.

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The SoftWash System™ uses a mix of biodegradable ‘mildewcides’, algaecides, soaps and low-pressure pumps for a deep clean that kills 100% of the algae without damaging your roof or your structural exterior,” Joe explains. “Unlike pressure washing we pump from a 12-volt system. This means there is no damage from over use of pressure. Our Surfactant lasts up to 6 times longer than pressure washing and comes with a 5-year warranty. Plus, we avoid walking roofs as much as possible, especially barrel tiles,” Joe added. Hammerhead Roof & Exterior Cleaning services include cleaning pool decks & cages, sidewalks, driveways, pavers, fences, residential & commercial exteriors, mobile home exteriors, decks, docks, playground equipment and more! To become a Softwash Systems approved company you have to maintain a 50 point checklist that includes standards of excellence in professionalism, equipment usage and maintenance, chemical handling & applications, safety, and education.” Throughout this extensive list, employees are encouraged to stay current and follow all regulations set forth by the Asphalt Roofing

Another Happy Roof! I am the President of our Homeowners Association in Fl. I heard about Hammerhead Softwash through a friend who had contacted them to clean their roofs. After meeting with Joe Marchiselli, and having a demo section of my roof done for no charge, I was thrilled with the outcome and immediately contracted them to do all 20 units in our complex. Needless to say, our residents were thrilled with the job they did. Their staff were extremely polite and helpful. They even moved and put back furniture and plants while doing the work. Our members immediately phoned me and wanted to pay right away and couldn’t believe the price. We had our roofs cleaned 3 years ago by a pressure washing company and weren’t happy with the result. Hammerhead’s job by far excelled our previous cleaning and we are very happy to recommend them to anyone. -John Strong, President Norstar Cove Villas


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Of HOMETOWN PROFESSIONALS | Summer 2014 Financial Advisor Rob Wolf, Sterling Wealth Management.................................. 28 Flooring - Tile, Travertine & Wood Home & Tile Renovations............. 18 Golf Courses Crescent Oaks Country Club................................ 24 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club................21, 22, 35 Hair Salon & Nails Aqua Terra Salon & Spa................. 6 Cabelo Salon................................... 2 Style Makers Salon....................... 16 Homecare Services Home Helpers............................... 15

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Hometown STORY

Steve & Theresa Hyatt Doing Good Things Behind Your Back

Steve & Theresa’s perpetual passion for life and for helping people kept them going, and eventually, led them to invest in The Better Back Store in New Port Richey as their family business. Theresa’s Mom, Gail Scriber, had worked for The Better Back Store in Palm Harbor when it was owned by Bob and Dora Bell, and she loved it! When the Bells retired, Steve, Theresa & Gail decided to make it their family business, to help people overcome back discomfort each and every day. The family chose to relocate the business to their home community of New Port Richey in 2008. Gail has since retired, but she still loves to help out at the store. Theresa explained, “We so enjoy being able to help customers with guidance and everyday solutions for living more comfortably. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone walk through the door with pain written all over their face and having them sit in a zero gravity perfect chair. You can visibly see relief take the place of the pain. Plus, we are able to customize seats for our customers, so they can ride comfortably in their vehicles, instead of suffering. We do good things behind your back!” When they went to get their marriage license, Steve Hyatt and Theresa Hyatt were met with comments about “trying it again”. True, they shared the same last name, and both were natives of New YorkSteve from Long Island, and Theresa from up-state Rochester- but they were not related, and they had never been married to each other! Their hometown love story began when Steve and Theresa met while working together at Pall Aeropower in 1989. They dated for awhile, but they went their separate ways for seven years until fate stepped in and reconnected them in 1996. “If we could do it over again,” Theresa confessed, “we would have married the first time around instead of going in different directions for seven years.” Steve & Theresa officially became Mr. & Mrs. Hyatt in August 1996, and they blended their families to include three beautiful daughters, Rebecca, April, & Stephanie. Unfortunately, Stephanie succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in a tragic auto accident in 2001. www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Steve & Theresa put countless hours into their store, but they also make time for each other, their family, friends and community. They are both active members of the West Pasco and Trinity Odessa Chambers of Commerce, the latter of which, for several months, maintained a temporary office within The Better Back Store at 4018 Little Road in New Port Richey. The Hyatts regularly participate in area events and charitable fundraisers. They recently established The Better Back Store as a drop-off location for gently used shoes, in an effort to benefit those less fortunate, as well as helping the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. When Steve & Theresa are not “doing good things behind your back,” they enjoy spoiling their three beautiful granddaughters, walking the beach at sunset, strolling in the park, riding motorcycles, boating & taking photographs. Often times you can see the quality of Steve’s snapshots among the pages of IT’S YOUR HOME Magazine. Compassionate, honest and sincere, Steve & Theresa exemplify what it means to be successful business owners, caring neighbors and good friends by the way they serve others and their West Pasco community! 7


Table OF CONTENTS

COVER PHOTO Photograph by Steve Hyatt Photography Meet the O’Kelley Family Story on Page 9

CONTENTS

YOUR FAMILY. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR LIFE... IT’S YOUR HOME | SUMMERTIME FUN 2014 YOUR FAMILY 7 Hometown Story - The Better Back Store Steve & Theresa Hyatt 16 Eat Pretty Coconut Fig Popsicles 26 Capturing Special Moments J. David Wright

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YOUR COMMUNITY 29 Trinity’s Largest Office Party Hosted by Trinity Business Association 30 This Chamber Means Business West Pasco Chamber of Commerce 34 Chef Du Jour Penguin Pretzel Factory 35 Local Author Launches 4th Novel Jane Bennett Gaddy, Ph.D. YOUR LIFE 12 Pinteresting Trending Nail Art 22-24 Golf Guide Golf Local All Year! 27 Money Matters Tax Breaks You’ll Miss in 2014 31 Community Events What’s Happening Around Town YOUR HOME 20 Homes Are Selling Quickly in Trinity Debbie Dawson, “Your Hometown Realtor” 21 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club Your Paradise Awaits! CONTESTS 23 Golf Giveaway Contest Win a Round of Golf for Two 37 You’ve Got the Cutest Little Baby Face Contest Win a Photo Shoot 38 Cutest Pet Contest Win a Spaw Makeover BACK COVER 40 Posh Pools of Florida Redo, Refinish, Resurface...They do it ALL! FIND US Online: www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ItsYourHomeMagazines Twitter: twitter.com/yourhometrinity Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/itsyourhomemag

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can-do attitude of the team, and that positive attitude is consistently demonstrated and displayed on the faces that are One Hour Air West Pasco!

Most air conditioning companies will offer a wide range of time when they will arrive to complete maintenance, or diagnose, examine, and repair issues. Not One Hour Air Conditioning. Their mantra is “always on time or you don’t pay a dime,” and they guarantee it, or your repair is FREE!

and they have combined their collective experience to make One Hour Air West Pasco the success it has become with their customers and their employees. Each year, the company sets goals, and if the goals are met or exceeded, the O’Kelleys offer an amazing

That’s the kind of air conditioning business Ed O’Kelley, and his daughter and son, Kim and Corey, envisioned for their friends and neighbors in West Tampa Bay. Kim began a new job with a One Hour Air franchise in 2008, and she told her father about it. His daughter’s enthusiasm for her new job became contagious and Ed made the decision to invest in a franchise, himself! Ed had worked as an electrical engineer, Corey had experience in sales, and Kim had earned her degree in communications. They brought all of their skills and talents to their new business venture in 2009: Ed specializes in design and troubleshoots difficult problems, Corey serves as General Manager, and Kim handles all administrative duties, accounting and marketing. The O’Kelleys have taken their passion for helping people to include helping people with A/C problems,

reward for the team’s success. Last year, they sponsored a company trip for the employees and their families to celebrate! What an incredible incentive for team members to work together to efficiently complete jobs, and to keep employees motivated to provide excellent customer service! Customers truly benefit from the positive,

Voted the Tarpon Springs Business of the Year in 2012, One Hour Air not only takes care of their employees, but, most importantly, they skillfully take care of their customers’ HVAC needs. Additionally, they regularly post rebates and specials on their website to further increase the value and affordability for their customers. Mark M., of New Port Richey took the time to write this testimonial: “Okay folks LOOK....I know it is hard to trust ANYONE these days. Everyone wants to make a buck and a lot of these A/C companies will try to do ANYTHING they can to steal a ton from ya. BUT THEN THERE IS ONE HOUR… and lemme tell you, from start to finish, these guys are GREAT! This is without a doubt the most HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY company I have come in contact with for a long time. TRUST them and USE them. PERIOD.” Kim assures, “We are always on time, and that’s a promise! If we’re even one minute late, the repair is free. We offer 100% satisfaction for all customers. Our employees’ backgrounds are checked before they are hired, and our written guarantee promises customers will never be disrespected or subjected to cursing or inappropriate behavior.” Visit their website for information: www.onehourairwestpasco.com

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Publisher’s

LETTER

Summertime Fun Summer sure has whirled by! Children are finishing up their summer break, and back to school shopping has begun. If you are looking for some last minute things to do to with the kiddos, look on page 36, filled with many activities for a memorable summer wrap-up! The housing market in Trinity is definitely making a comeback. As a realtor, I have stayed incredibly busy listing and selling homes in our community. As a matter of fact, I have buyers waiting to purchase homes! Check out pages 20-21, for some great properties available now! If you are thinking about selling your home, call for a free market analysis, or visit www.yourhometampabay.com. You will be pleasantly surprised to see that values are steadily rising, and Trinity is a popular place to call HOME! Thankfully, we have not encountered any hurricane activity this summer. However, there have been times my summer schedule has felt like a hurricane! Recently, my family and friends flew in from all over the country to join us in celebrating Grandmother’s 100th birthday! I am so blessed to have shared my grandmother’s birthday with my family, but most especially, my granddaughter and three grandsons. J. David Wright, page 26, captured such breathtaking photos of my grandmother Dolly and my granddaughter Karter. This photo marks almost 100 years and five generations of love. How blessed am I?

Speaking of family, Trinity Business Association, featured on page 29, is our family of local businesses! TBA is hosting Trinity’s Largest Office Party on September 12th. Please join us at Seven Springs Country Club to meet your neighborhood professionals from 5-8 PM, and enjoy happy hour, hors d’ oeuvres, prizes, and lots of giveaways! As always, we encourage you to shop the local businesses within these pages. They are committed to offering great products and services, and each one is 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! Your Family. Your Community. Your Life… IT’s YOUR HOME!

Debbie Dawson

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Neck Pain Solutions while Traveling The summer season typically entails stay-cations and vacations before the kiddos head back to school. Whether you take a road trip in the family van, or an airline adventure abroad, neck pain is an unwelcome damper on an otherwise good time. There are numerous pillows and supports available at The Better Back Store to deter neck pain and make the actual traveling to your destination a more pleasant experience. Core makes a u-shaped neck support cushion using viscoelastic memory foam that offers comfort and promotes proper spinal alignment, both of which can be difficult to achieve no matter the vehicle. TEMPUR-PEDIC also makes a travel size of their popular neck pillow and all-purpose rolls to support and protect the lower & middle back.

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The Gusto Travel U-Pillow is an inflatable neck pillow with an asymmetrical shape, providing unparalleled comfort for necks of all sizes. This pillow easily inflates or deflates to adjust firmness, and it features an adjustable closure with a cord lock to keep your head upright. The unique shape allows you to flip and/or swivel the pillow around your neck until you find your own personal comfort zone.

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Back to

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with Your Primary Care Say “so long” to extended wait times to see a doctor. “Adios” to the care extenders or nurse practitioners who perform histories, exams and recommendations in place of the doctor. The days of oldfashioned medical care have returned to West Pasco!

Dr. Richard M. Smith

Dr. Richard M. Smith proudly announces the opening of his cash medical practice, Your Primary Care, because he sees an incredible need to get back to the basics, extending a better healthcare option to the residents of Trinity. “Our mission is to make the office visit as convenient and personal as humanly possible. Modern medicine has gotten away from the personal touch,” according to Dr. Smith, who was trained in family practice at Columbia University. Thanks to the “Affordable Care Act,” many things are changing in the world of healthcare. Patients are finding doctor’s visits anything but affordable. Patients are experiencing challenges in finding a physician to treat them, and physicians are joining multi-specialty practices or leaving medicine all together, because they cannot afford to pay their overhead expenses and their staff. It is projected that as many as 50,000 doctors will leave medicine over the course of the next ten years, which will negatively impact the level of healthcare patients receive. Dr. Smith’s practice focuses on non- critical care issues, school, sports, and DOT physicals, as well as cosmetic Botox treatments. Patients will see Dr. Smith at their scheduled appointment time for a consultation and exam. He will decide as to the course of treatment, and if he deems X-rays, labs or additional tests necessary, the patient will be referred to an independent outpatient facility, where they can use their insurance. Dr. Smith wants his patients to know that what they pay in his office is the true value of the treatment given. All costs are explained up front, which alleviates stress, anxiety and a heavy financial burden. Dr. Smith explained, “I am dedicated and passionate about providing a convenient and smooth process whereby the average patient can get treatment on time and feel that he/she has gotten what they paid for. When I was growing up, the family physician was a warm and caring individual who truly listened to what the patient needed. My goal is to bring some of that back to the medical field. I don’t want the patients to feel that I spend more time on the paperwork than I do with them.” Your Primary Care is located at 2330 Seven Springs Blvd, in an office of the Massage Therapy Center of Florida. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith, call 727-376-1363. This office does NOT dispense any controlled substances.

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Fish Really is Brain Food A protein source linked to a great brain boost is fish -- rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, key for brain health. These healthy fats have amazing brain power! Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to lower dementia and stroke risks and slower mental decline. Plus, they may play a vital role in enhancing memory, especially as we get older. For and health, eat two servings of fish weekly.

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Summertime Fun Growing up in Kentucky, I vividly remember my Dad’s welcomed summer vacation time as great opportunities for family trips and outings. For several summers, my family road-tripped to Myrtle Beach, SC, and we stayed at the Kingfisher Inn each year. Along the journey, we listened to David Alan Cole’s “Wasn’t that a Party?” on a cassette recording repeatedly. We knew all the words, and the whole family would sing it together over and over, laughing out loud to the funniest verse in the song! Once we arrived and went to the beach, I flirted incessantly with the handsome lifeguard, which only resulted in sun poisoning for me, and my wearing a longsleeved white oxford shirt to cover my lobster-red arms! We ate fresh seafood and spent quality time together as a family.

Good times… Sometimes my parents opted for a stay-cation in Kentucky. We’d take our camper and fishing poles to

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a lake or campsite a nominal distance away, and we would spend time fishing, grilling out, enjoying nature and appreciating the beauty of our world! We were sans television, technology, and “that damned ringing phone,” as Dad would say. (He was a telephone man, so it unnerved him more than most!)

Good times… Today, life is crazy busy for most everyone! I look forward to vacations, but I’ll never again experience those wonderful days shared with my entire immediate family. My Dad passed away in 2004, and my brother in 2007. My little sister is an attorney now, and she has a family of her own. Mom stays busy baking and serving others, and she really doesn’t vacation anymore. I will always cherish those precious memories of our family vacations and stay-cations, and I am always grateful for quality time spent with my family members no matter what. Whether it’s a cookout at Mom’s, or we’re watching my nephews play a little league baseball game, I will continue to make new memories, never forgetting those irreplaceable good times!

Eat Pretty Coconut Fig Popsicles

Popsicles don’t quite count as cooking, do they? Which is fine because it’s hot and cooking is probably the last thing on the agenda anyways. Freezing, though— freezing is perfectly doable. Encouraged, even! And with the hydrating coconut milk in these popsicles, they could probably double as supercold face masks should you find yourself on a deserted island with nothing but premade, still-frozen treats.

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Method Combine all ingredients except for the figs in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place fig slices into the popsicle molds and press against the sides. Pour the mix into the molds and freeze. If you don’t have popsicle molds, paper cups work well too.

Ingredients

Makes 6 popsicles.

-2 cups coconut milk -1/2 cup honey -1/2 vanilla bean, scraped -pinch of salt -4 fresh figs, thinly sliced

Chelsea Hunter creates weekly recipes on her blog,The Naked Fig, for the love of good health and good food. Follow her on Instagram @thenakedfig.

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Designers across America and abroad have expressed their adoration and/or disdain regarding many home decorating trends in 2014. When researching a consensus of the positive comments regarding specific styles, several were mentioned by one or all as some of the best home décor choices in 2014. Sing the blues! Blue is a favorite color to many, but makes a statement all its own. Navy, sapphire, azure and cobalt and turquoise are simply a few shades to show contemporary style. Not so black & white! Plain white and beige walls are out. Grays are in. Use softer black and white accents to make a classic beauty statement. Not your Grandma’s window treatment! Linen & wool sheers can be purchased in a variety of colors to match or compliment your color scheme. Plus, they allow more natural light to flood any room, without compromising privacy. Macramé magnificence! A trend from the 70’s, macramé is making a marvelous comeback in 2014, adding retro flair, texture and style to walls and furniture. Strike a cord! Corduroy takes the place of velvet or chenille when it comes to upholstery and pillows, and easily adds a touch of class to your living room or bedroom.

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GORGEOUS HOME IN HERITAGE SPRINGS - TRINITY’S PREMIER GATED GOLF COMMUNITY

Your gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home awaits you! Built for entertaining in mind. Your eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream with everything you need including wood cabinets, solid surface counters, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The open and spacious living room and dining room have beautiful French doors that open up to the large bonus room. Includes Lawn Maintenance (cutting, shrubs, pest control, watering) and Building Exterior. Heritage Springs is located just north of the Pasco-Pinellas county line, features 55+ active-adult country club living. The majestic clubhouse includes a restaurant, performing arts center, pool, tennis and bocce courts, fitness center, golf putting area and driving range. Designer Ron Garl blended water, sand, trees and the natural beauty of the area to create a truly memorable experience for all golfers. Only $239,900. 3BR/2BA/2 Car Garage – 2,040 SF.

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Your gorgeous 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home awaits you in Heritage Springs. Luxury maintenance free waterfront living! Turnkey 3 Bedrooms/3Bathrooms/Oversized 2 Car Garage in a beautiful waterfront gated community. Open kitchen, solid wood cabinets, granite countertops, plenty of storage, built in convection oven, and gas appliances. Elevator shaft, 2 fireplaces, 2 balconies with gulf views, 2 ac units, 1st floor screened covered patio, 3rd story utility room. Master bath has dual sinks, oversized walk in shower, private toilet room and best of all the Jacuzzi whirlpool garden tub. Included in the mandatory memberships to the Gulf Harbors Beach Club and Gulf Landings include access to the private beach at Gulf Harbors and at the Gulf Landings Club house have access to the Heated Pool, Boat Ramp, Sauna, Hot Tub and Tennis Courts. Exterior insurance, flood insurance, and exterior maintenance is included in monthly HOA fee.

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The Challenger course was designed to challenge Moms & Dads who want to sharpen their game skills, as well as introduce their children to the art of the game.

Seven Springs Golf & Country Club - Your Paradise Awaits!

“This place is paradise! It doesn’t get much better. Golf courses, pools, great people, I give them five stars!” That’s how Nick Miskell rated the Seven Springs Golf and Country Club community on their Facebook page. Judith Kubek was equally as complimentary with her review, “(It’s) like living at a country resort. The people are wonderful and friendly. The two golf courses are beautiful. I would recommend (Seven Springs) to anyone retiring. Once you come and visit you don’t want to leave!”

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If you’re looking for your dream retirement oasis or a wonderful winter retreat, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club is a great choice! Centrally located in the New Port Richey/Trinity area in Pasco County, SSGCC is a gated community featuring 24-hour security, two pools, two golf courses, a practice range, golf shop, tennis courts, fitness center, billiards room, library and clubhouse for parties and dining. Golf Digest named the Seven Springs Championship Golf Courses among Florida’s best and one of the top two golf facilities in Pasco County! Designed by architect, Ron Gad, the par-64, semi-private golf courses offer 36-holes to challenge players and provide opportunities for skill enhancement for members and their guests.

The culinary team at SSGCC always provides scrumptious, unique menus with a special touch to meet your dietary & palliative needs, to ensure your dining experience is one of excellence!

With all the SSGCC community has to offer, you can’t go wrong exploring the residential opportunities available. Call Debbie Dawson of RE/ MAX Advantage in Trinity today: 727-707-9541. The community of Seven Springs Golf & Country Club is located at 3535 Trophy Blvd., in New Port Richey. To learn more about SSGCC, visit www.ssgcc.com.

The Champion course is enhanced with majestic pines, cypress woods and beautiful lakes.

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Seven Springs recently expanded its driving range tee space to over 40,000 feet. This improvement was done to accommodate our expanding golf program, as well as our awesome children’s golf camp that features the newly endorsed SNAG teaching equipment endorsed by PGA Professional Jack Nicklaus. To Further enhance the club experience Seven Springs offers numerous social events, dining opportunities, tennis and after golf experience in the newly renovated Golf View Lounge featuring Direct TV with eleven wide screen televisions for your viewing pleasure. Add to this a heated family pool and the full service Country Club has quite a bit to offer.

Newly Renovated Course and Facilities A Great Social Experience Unlimited Golf On 2 Courses

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• 2 pools, family seasonally htd. & 2 quiet-time adult pools • Men’s and women’s lockers & exercise facilities & saunas • Men’s, women’s & mixed tennis

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Beacon Woods Golf Club

Bayonet Point 727-868-9528

Cheval Golf & Country Club

Lutz 813-948-2010 www.chevalgolfandcountryclub.com Crescent Oaks Country Club

Tarpon Springs 727-937-4643 www.crescentoaksgolf.com Cypress Run Golf Club

Tarpon Springs 727-938-3774 www.cypressrun.com Eagles Golf Club

Odessa 813-921-6681 East Lake Woodlands Country Club

Oldsmar 727-266-5436 www.clubcorp.com/EastLakeWoodlands Forest Hills Golf Course

Holiday 727-934-7317

Fox Hollow Golf Club

Trinity 727-376-6333 www.golfthefox.com

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club

Lutz 813-949-4886 www.heritageharborgolf.com Heritage Pines Country Club

Hudson 727-861-1645 www.heritagepines.com

Heritage Springs Country Club

Trinity 727-372-5281 www.heritagespringscommunity.com Innisbrook

Palm Harbor 727-942-2000 www.innisbrookgolfresort.com Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club

Dade City 352-588-9200 www.lakejovitagolfcc.com Lansbrook Golf Club

Palm Harbor 727-784-7333 www.lansbrook-golf.com

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Lexington Oaks Golf Club

Wesley Chapel 813-907-7270 www.lexoaks.com

Magnolia Valley Golf Club

New Port Richey 727-847-2342 www.magnoliavalleygolfclub.com Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club

Hudson 727-856-2878 www.meadowoakscountryclub.com Plantation Palms Golf Club

Land O Lakes 727-996-7122 www.plantationpalms.net River Ridge Golf Club

Port Richey 727-847-4762 www.myriverridgegolf.com Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort

Wesley Chapel 813-973-1111 www.saddlebrook.com Sea Pines Golf Course

Hudson 727-863-1214

Seven Springs Golf & Country Club

New Port Richey 727-376-0035 www.ssgcc.com Silver Dollar Golf Club

Odessa 813-920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com

Springer Gulf Harbors Golf Course

New Port Richey 727-849-7675 Summertree Golf Club

New Port Richey 727-856-0771 Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club

San Antonio 352-588-0059 www.tampabgcc.com The Eagles Golf Club

Odessa 813-920-6681 www.eaglesgolf.com

Timber Greens Country Club

New Port Richey 727-372-0789 www.timbergreens.net TPC Tampa Bay

Lutz 813-949-0090 www.tpctampabay.com Wentworth Golf Club

Tarpon Springs 727-942-4760 www.wentworthgolfclub.org

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Capturing special moments and memories throughout West Tampa Bay, J. David Wright regularly brings his talented photographic eye, along with his trusty camera to community events and commemorations throughout Pasco & Pinellas counties. “I love photographing people at a moment in their life that will be preserved for them. You are giving them the gift of a memory,” Dave explains. J. David wright was born in Elfers and raised in St. Petersburg, so his extensive knowledge of and involvement in his home community allows him various forums to share his focused perspective via Photos by J. David, one of his two business ventures.

Community Service Council for the work they do serving and encouraging others. He is also active in both the West Pasco and Tarpon Springs Chambers of Commerce, which keep him ”connected with the community.”

Formerly a manager with Winn Dixie stores in St. Petersburg and Holiday, Dave became involved with Primerica Financial Services in 1980, and he moved to Baltimore, MD, to open new offices. After surviving a dozen brutally cold winters of the midEastern coast, Dave returned to his home in Florida in 1995. He continues advising with Primerica, but channels a great deal of time, energy and love into his passion for photography.

Wheelchairs 4Kids is an organization that means a great deal to Dave, as well. He began working with the non-profit four years ago. As the name implies, this group provides wheelchairs for children in need due to health conditions or devastating accidents.

“I have been very fortunate to have two careers that I love and feel very passionate about. Both of these careers allow me to involve my family in what I do,” something very important to Dave. He and his lovely wife, Mary Lou, have been married for 27 years. They each have one son, and they adore their two beautiful grandchildren. Dave is proud to be involved in the Rotary Club and

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Dave said, “I love to see the good in people, of all of the volunteer work done by the people of this area. The best people in the world are people who have an attitude of gratitude and make a positive impact in the community. It is fun and inspiring to be around those kinds of people.” Our West Tampa Bay community is made even more special thanks to Dave’s generosity of time, talent and beautiful moments captured through his amazing photographs. Many thanks, J. David Wright!

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You probably didn’t notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as “tax extenders” expired. While it’s possible that Congress could retroactively extend some or all of these items, you’ll have to evaluate your 2014 tax situation based on the fact that they’re no longer available. Call our tax team to do so. Initial appointments are complimentary. 1. Energy efficient home improvements and property The non-business energy property credit offset some of the costs associated with the installation of energy efficient qualified home improvements (e.g., insulation, windows) and qualified residential energy property (e.g., water heater, central air). Specific qualifications and limits applied, and an overall lifetime cap of $500 was in effect for 2013. The credit is not available at all in 2014. 2. Discharge of debt on principal residence Since 2007, individuals have generally been allowed to exclude from income amounts resulting from the forgiveness of debt on their principal residence. This provision expired at the end of 2013. 3. Deduction for higher education expenses The above-the-line deduction for qualifying tuition and related expenses that you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent is not available for 2014. 4. Classroom educator expense deduction The above-the-line deduction for up to $250 of unreimbursed out-of-

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pocket classroom expenses paid by qualified education professionals also expired at the end of 2013. 5. State and local sales tax deduction If you itemize deductions for the 2014 tax year, you won’t have the option of claiming a deduction for state and local sales tax in lieu of the deduction for state and local income tax. 6. Depreciation and expense limits The maximum amount that can be expensed under Internal Revenue Code Section 179 drops significantly from its 2013 level of $500,000 to $25,000 for 2014. The special 50% “bonus” first year additional depreciation deduction has also ended. 7. Mortgage insurance premiums Starting in 2014, individuals who itemize deductions will no longer have the ability to treat premiums paid for qualified mortgage insurance as deductible interest on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A. Note: This is mortgage insurance NOT mortgage interest, which is still deductible.

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a great guest, and we had lots of fun finding out what’s happening around town!

My Chamber TV continues to soar with success as guests join us for a relaxed, informative interview on what’s happening around the Tampa Bay Area!

One of the commonalities I’ve noticed with the guests is that they all say the same thing about getting involved with your community. It is amazing how connected and bonded many business owners become with community residents! The passion each Chamber member encompasses is a driving force to their success!

The show airs live and goes from “live-to-tape” to be archived on www. mychambertv.com, where the entire production can be reviewed and reposted for new guests to get a feel for the flow of the show. With no TV experience, our guests find themselves in a comfortable atmosphere in which to share their views as a Chamber member and as a business owner, offering a forum for introducing charitable organizations and announcing special events. Recently, My Chamber TV went into the Trinity community to capture some candid interviews at Fiddlers Green, and then to Innisbrook in Palm Harbor where seven Chambers of Commerce and many business owners participated in a spectacular networking event!As one of our special V.I.P. guests, the publisher of IT’S YOUR

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HOME Magazine, Debbie Dawson, joined us to talk about her contributions in the community, not only as publisher/editor of this fast- growing local magazine, but also as a licensed Real Estate Professional with RE/MAX. We spoke about the incredible growth of the Tampa Bay area, specifically Trinity, where she is secretary of the Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce, but supports ALL area Chambers! Debbie was

If you are interested in being a guest, or you would like to host your own TV show to promote your business, products, or services, I can help you at our professional Tampa Bay Multi Media studios in Tarpon Springs. Contact me at 727-945-9223, via cell 727-7988081, or email me at barbaramarville @aol.com. “Stay Tuned In & Turned On” with My Chamber TV: The HEART of Our Community! Hosted by Barbara Marville-Kelly

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Business & FINANCE The “Original” Business Networking Group of Trinity Trinity Business Association Hosts Trinity’s Largest Office Party Trinity Business Association (TBA) was founded on the premise that by simultaneously building business relationships and friendships within the West Pasco community, a successful business environment and a stronger, more stable local economy can be created. Each member is dedicated to working together to grow their individual businesses through referrals, as well as supporting and promoting one another. Supporting each other in business and in life is not all that TBA members are about. TBA established a Charitable Events Committee to oversee different programs allowing them to give back to their beloved community. TBA supports The RAP House; a local shelter designated for youth ages 10 - 17. The children reside or visit the shelter for various reasons. Some are runaways, and some have been abandoned or abused. Still others just need time away from a tumultuous home environment. TBA also established a scholarship program which awards many scholarships each year to qualifying local graduating high school seniors and/or home-schooled candidates who have been accepted to attend an accredited trade or business school, community college, or fouryear college or university. “This is yet another way that Trinity Business Association gives back by investing in our future business and community leaders”, says President Eric Anderson. Tickets are now on sale to win a cruise for two, the proceeds will go towards the scholarship program. To raise money for this important scholarships program, all community groups and organizations are invited to attend TBA’s upcoming event: “Trinity’s Largest Office Party”, Friday, September 12th, from 5 - 8 PM, at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd, Trinity. Join TBA members for happy hour, hors d’oeuvres, photos at the copy machine and gossip at the water cooler! Tickets are only $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Your ticket enters you win a 32” computer monitor/ TV and many other fabulous prizes. For more information, visit www.TrinityBusinessAssociation.com, or check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/trinitybusinessassociation. You can also call Debbie Dawson for tickets or more information. HOSTED BY TRINITY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS A Family Affair Chiropractic ABCO Graphics & Printing Apollo Window Tinting & Graphics Baskets Are Forever BayCare Health System-Trinity Surgery Center Berkshire Hathaway Home Services-Carol Olds Bruce M. Szabo, CPA-Lisa M. Raponi, EA Carpet Corner Celebrating Home-Joanne Grassi David W. Dempsey, DDS DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry Fast Track Computer Solutions Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Home Res-Q,Inc. It’s Your Home-”Trinity’s Local Magazine” Jefferson Bank Law Office of Charles S. Philips

McWilliams & Son Heating & A/C Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery Medical Center of Trinity Mini of Wesley Chapel Natural Choice Pest Control Norcom Mortgage-Marilynn Yomitanzan The Pampering Plumber Patterson Marketing Group,Inc. Read Wealth Management Rockwell Financial Group of Raymond James Rose DeNaro Business & Life Coach Sterling Wealth Management - Rob Wolf Synergy Ad Specialties,Inc. Tampa Bay Insurance Tampa Bay Times Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce Unique Fitness Xpertise Cruise Travel

For more information about Trinity Business Association, visit www.TrinityBusinessAssociation.com.

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“This Chamber Means Business!” West Pasco Chamber of Commerce by

Paul Friedlander

That’s the slogan for West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the 850 member business organizations and their employees who support Chamber of Commerce each other, promote local commerce, and cultivate a vibrant economy in West Pasco County. Their mission is to keep our community prosperous by attracting, developing and supporting business. “We are proud to serve our partners – the most successful and committed businesses and organizations in the West Pasco service area,” said Paul Friedlander, WPCC Membership Director. The Chamber’s work is focused on three pillars of prosperity: advocacy; business development and economic development. To achieve their goals, WPCC delivers a robust roster of events, programs and initiatives to boost business and economic success.

options like the Invasion to Business Success, which will have a positive impact on our community as a whole.”

The “Invasion to Business Success” presented by Ford of Port Richey, is a membership drive initiative from August 14- 21. The Invasion kickoff event at Ford of Port Richey is August 14, from 5:30PM-7:30PM, and includes refreshments and food.

The WPCC strives to remain known as the chamber that works for and with its members in Aripeka, Bayonet Point, Elfers, Holiday, Hudson, New Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey, Seven Springs & Trinity.

According to Candace Glewen of Synovus Bank and Chairman of the WPCC Board 2014-2015, “Our commitment to you is to enhance opportunities to grow your business and to provide networking

For membership information please contact Paul Friedlander at the WPCC at paul@westpasco.com or (727)641-0575. For more information about WPCC, visit their website at www.westpasco.com.

Join Us August 23rd at 10am for the 24th CASH MOB of WEST PASCO COUNTY Meeting Place: Parking Lot behind building located at 5635 SR 54, New Port Richey Networking & Lunch: The Fish Guy, 4114 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey What A Great Way to Support the Local Businesses in Our Community. “If we all do a little, we all help a lot.” What is Cash Mob West Pasco? Once a month on a Saturday morning at 10:00AM, a crowd embarks to a parking lot in West Pasco County. Together, Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Realtor and Publisher of It’s Your Home Magazine and Valerie Wilson, RE/MAX Realtor, announce the name of the business that is about to be “HIT”. Within minutes, dozens of friends & neighbors from our community crash a local Mom & Pop business where everyone shops! This group has increased sales from $450 to over $2,000 in less than 30 minutes not including the additional revenue that is spent at a nearby local restaurant. Business owners are shocked as this group of eager customers enter their store each armed with a $10 bill. Debbie and Valerie both say, “We love to watch the smiles and happy tears flow on the faces of the surprised business owners. What a great feeling as we leave. Some shops do more in 30 minutes than they do in a month.” 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 area. You can find more information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CashMobOfWestPasco.

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Community

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Thurs., Sept. 4 ~ 7PM-9PM

Sat., Aug. 9 ~ 6AM-11AM

Cotteeman Triathalon New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center 6630 Van Buren St, New Port Richey 727-842-8066

Sun.-Thurs., Aug. 10-14

Guardian Angels Adventures Sleep Away Camp Florida Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla, FL Christina Gai: 727-858-5909 www.GuardianAngelsInc.com

Sat., Aug. 16 ~ 4PM-10PM

Hippie Fest Tarpon Avenue & Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs Rea Siebert: 727-641-8012 www.TarponSpringsFloridaUSA.com

The Little Big Show Sunset Beach Concert Series Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs Daniela Smyth: 727-942-5628

Sat., Sept. 6 ~ 7:30AM-9AM

23rd Annual Rotary Triathalon & Duathalon Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs www.tarponspringstriathalon.com

Sat., Sept. 6 ~ 10AM

Trinity Marketplace Trinity Meeting Center 7813 Mitchell Boulevard, Ste. #106, Trinity

Sat., Sept. 6 ~ 11AM-1PM

African American Club of Pasco Monthly Meeting Booker T Washington School (Pasco School Bus Depot) 6015 Pine Hill Rd, Port Richey 727-849-5582

Sat., Aug. 16 ~ 6PM-8PM

Sat., Sept. 6 ~ 6AM-11PM

Donut Dash Relay Investigation Station Downtown New Port Richey www.investigationstation.net

Night in the Islands Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs 727-942-5605; 727-937-1130 www.tarponarts.org/night-in-the-islands

Sat., Aug. 23 ~ 10AM

Thurs., Sept. 11 ~ 7PM-9PM

Cash Mob of West Pasco #24 Meeting at the Parking Lot behind 5635 SR 54 New Port Richey (off of Grand Blvd) Networking to Follow at The Fish Guy 4114 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey Debbie Dawson: 727-709-9541 Valerie Wilson: 727-417-7069

Sat., Aug. 23 ~ 10AM-1PM

Dog Days - Free Dog Photos, Plus a Treat Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce 111 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs Reggie Gibson: 727-543-1593

Tues., Aug. 26

Primary Election Day- Free Shuttle Service Pasco County Supervisor of Elections & Pasco County Public Transportation Brian Corley: 800-851-8754

Sat., Aug. 30 - Mon., Sept. 10AM–5PM Arts & Crafts on the Docks Dodecanse Blvd, Tarpon Springs 727-942-5605; 727-937-1130 www.spongedocks.net 727-842-8066

Wed., Sept. 3 ~ 5:30PM-7PM

Trinity’s Newcomer Group, Welcome to Trinity! Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery 7813 Mitchell Blvd, Trinity Debbie Dawson: 727-709-9541 Kristin Wilson: 813-504-6272

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Sunset Beach Concert Series Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs Daniela Smyth: 727-942-5628

Fri., Sept. 12 ~ 5PM-8PM Trinity’s Largest Office Party Hosted by Trinity Business Association Seven Springs Golf & Country Club 3535 Trophy Blvd, Trinity Debbie Dawson: 727-709-9541

Sat., Sept. 13 ~ 9AM-4:30PM

Take Heart, Daughter’s Women Conference Verizon Event Center 8718 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey

Sat., Sept. 13 ~ 11AM-3PM

Taste of Trinity 6 & Business Expo $5/person, $15/Family Diana: 727-645-2078; Diana@anythingoffice.com Cindy: 727-410-8438; Cindy@anythingoffice.com

Tues., Sept. 16 ~ 5PM-8PM Ambassadors Spelling Bee Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 20-21 ~ 11AM-3PM Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce Innisbrook Resort, Inverness Hall 36750 US HWY 19, Palm Harbor Reggie Gibson: 727-543-1593

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Dining & ENTERTAINmENT Chef Du Jour

A Twist on the American Dream

Penguin Pretzel Factory

Nick & Suzy, owners of Penguin Pretzel Factory comically quip, “We’re twisted, and we know it!” They’re not really twisted. They are an all-American family living the American dream, which was ultimately inspired by a dream. Nick spent a great deal of time traveling with his former job, and his wife and children would travel with him whenever possible. It wasn’t long before that lifestyle became exhausting and expensive. Suzy and Nick wanted to do something in their community, so they could spend more time together as a family, everyone being involved, and all while earning a decent living. Suzy woke up one morning thinking, “Pretzels.” She concocted recipe after recipe and baked pretzel after pretzel. Finally, the recipe she created resulted in the perfect pretzel! Suzy yelled to her husband as he walked through the door, “I did it! I did it! Taste this!” He did, and he loved it! She encouraged him to go sell their pretzels to the theme parks, and that is exactly what he did. Nick first sold Suzy’s perfect pretzels to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry). Then Busch Gardens was interested in having pretzels at their festivals. Nick captured wholesale business from hospitals and amusement parks. Their soft baked pretzels were a hit! Customers continually encouraged them to open a shop locally, so Nick & Suzy’s scrumptious pretzels could be purchased on a regular basis. That’s what eventually led them to open a storefront in New Port Richey. To embark upon such a business venture in the food and beverage industry required they always provide a quality product using fresh ingredients, expand the varietal pretzel options available, and bake their pretzels fresh all day every day to maintain their status as the top-rated soft baked pretzel business in Florida, as well as the #1 restaurant biz on TripAdvisor! Suzy started by developing six primary “twists”: salted, unsalted, everything, cinnamon, gar-

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lic and onion, to which dipping sauces added the perfect accompaniment. On the day before they opened their new shop, she awakened with yet another brilliant idea, “I’m going to stuff the pretzels, too!” Suzy did not hesitate to run out and purchase cheeses, bacon, chicken, spinach, and pepperoni, which she used to create their very own, half-pound pretzel sandwiches, each named in honor of penguins! The Emperor is a Greek classic stuffed with chopped spinach, scallions, feta, and spices. The King combines sliced Boars Head® chicken, strips of bacon, white American cheese, and ranch dressing. The Royal appeals to pizza lovers who enjoy pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and Italian spices. The extensive sandwich selection at Penguin Pretzel Factory has a flavor to suit any palate. Craving something sweet? Nick & Suzy can satisfy the sweet tooth with pretzels stuffed with Ghirardelli dark chocolate, cherry, apple, white chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, strawberry chocolate and more! Suzy said, “Customer service is of the utmost importance to Nick and me. Yes, our food is terrific, but we actually CARE for our customers. We want to get to know them, so they feel like they are coming into our home when they enter our shop! We are blessed and thankful they visit!” Nick only wonders what Suzy will dream up next!

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Born in the Mississippi Delta in 1940, Dr. Jane Bennett Gaddy has penned four novels depicting the Old South during and after the Civil War featuring tales based on the poignant account of her family, as first told by her grandmother, Vallie Georgia Clark Smith of Sarepta, MS. “The words of (my) grandmother took root long after she died and long before (I) wrote the stories,” Dr. Gaddy explained. Her great-great grandfather, Captain Thomas Goode (T.G.) Clark and his two sons were killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. They had sent letters home describing their participation in the war to Dr. Gaddy’s great-great grandmother, Margery Brown Rogers Clark (Rachel Payne in her novels). Having those letters to study and reference, Dr. Gaddy combined her family’s reality with imagination to tell magnificent stories featuring characters who actually lived and loved and were disheartened by the War and its aftermath. Her fictional novels are based on truth, and offers a descriptive account of the rebuilding of the Old South, and the healing of its people. The heart-warming stories Dr. Gaddy has created as a daughter of the South are a direct reflection of her own personal heritage and capture the intricate details of a pivotal point in our country’s history. Her latest novel, Rachel, After the Darkness, published in June, explores Rachel’s move to the big city as the South recovers after the war. Rachel leaves her home for a temporary job as an editorial writer for a newspaper in New York, where she experiences great love and sometimes, violent opposition to her controversial southern views. Dr. Gaddy’s four other books include her memoir in 2007; The Mississippi Boys in 2008; Isaac’s House in 2011;and JOAB in 2013. She co-authored GIBBO—In My Life, and she has edited and assisted in publishing several manuscripts. She also ghostwrites monthly articles for the religion section of the Birmingham Times.

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Kid-Friendly Stay-cation Destinations From coast to coast, Floridians have many great options for vacation destinations. However, sometimes it’s nice to kick back and relax at home to catch up on some much needed rest, or to venture out and explore the paradise we call home! The following are a few free (or inexpensive), kid-friendly stay-cation destinations close to home and worthy of exploration before the kiddos head back to school: Honeymoon Island State Park #1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin 727-469-5942 Open 7 days, 8AM-Dusk $8/car (2-8 occupants); $4/single occupant http://www.floridastateparks.org/ honeymoonisland/ Find beautiful shells, swim in the gulf, and enjoy the island waves! Hudson Beach Park (Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park) 6345 Clark Street, Hudson (727) 861-3010 www.hudsonfla.com Watch for dolphins, sea turtles and crabs at this beautiful beach! You’ll find picnic areas and playgrounds, but waterfront dining options are also available.

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James B. Starkey Wilderness Park 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, Trinity 727-834-3247 http://www.pascocountyfl.net You can really get in tune with nature here! Recreational opportunities include camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, bicycling, inline skating, equestrian trails, and picnicking. You’ll find an athletic field, volleyball courts and more! Old McMicky’s Farm 9612 Crescent Dr, Odessa 813-920-9148 www.oldmcmickys.com Experience farm life first-hand and interact directly with the animals! Tours run each day until 1:00 PM. FYI: They also are known for hosting great birthday parties, weddings, and business meetings. Pony Tails Farm 9645 Sunbeam Dr, New Port Richey 727-862-7000 www.ponytailsfarm.com “Invite a pony into your child’s heart!” This family-owned farm provides pony rides, farm animal interaction, and the wonderful world of farming! They also do birthday parties and riding lessons.

Splash Park, Tarpon Springs Corner of Live Oak & Safford Ave, Tarpon Springs. Open 7 days, 10AM-8PM, Free www. http://ctsfl.us/ Brand new to Tarpon Springs, cool off at this unique splash park for all ages! Tarpon Springs Aquarium & Play Center 850 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs Mon.-Sat., 10AM-5PM; Sun., Noon-5PM Children $5-6; Adults $7; Seniors $6.50 727-938-5378 www.tarponspringsaquarium.com Come face to face with sharks, rays, eels, lobsters, you name it! They’ve added a play center, too, featuring a ball bath & slides! Suncoast Primate Sanctuary 4600 Alt US 19, Palm Harbor 727-943-5897 www.suncoastprimates.com Learn more about chimpanzees, orangutans, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles as they live in their own habitats!

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Summer Fun For Your Dog & You Too!

Humans have countless opportunities to experience the freedoms and enjoyment that comes with recreational activities, vacations and even stay-cations. Our pets, being such important members of our families, should be afforded the same fun and freedoms to run and play, be it tethered or untethered. That’s why Pasco and Pinellas counties have developed dog parks and beaches, so our furry, four-legged family members can exercise and socialize and enjoy mini-stay-cations of their own! Anclote Gulf Park 2305 Baillies Bluff Rd, Holiday Open 7 days/week, Dawn to Dusk $2.00 fee for parking; $60 annual park pass available to park at 11 different county parks

Anderson Park Paw Playground 39699 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs (727) 943-4085 Dunedin Dog Beach, Honeymoon Island #1 Causeway Blvd 727-469-5942 Open 7 days/week, 8AM-Dusk $8/car (2-8 occupants); $4/single occupant Enterprise Dog Park 2671 Enterprise Rd, Clearwater (727) 462-6563, ext. 260 Sunrise to Sunset / No fees Fred Howard Park 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs 727-943-4081 Pets aren’t allowed on the main beach, but there is a small beach within the park is designated for dogs. Parking is $5/day; Annual parking passes available Open 7 days/week until Dusk

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John Chestnut, Sr. Dog Park 2200 East Lake Rd, Palm Harbor 727-669-1951 http://www.publicdogparks.com/ Indoor Dog Park- SPCA Tampa Bay Ike & Libby Einherst Education Center Training Room 9099 130th Ave N, Largo 727-586-3591 $5/session/dog; $15/month/dog Space is limited, so call in advance to reserve time for your dog. The park will be CLOSED Sundays, August 3, August 17, August 24 http://www.spcatampabay.org/ Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes Open 7 days/week, Dawn to Dusk Tarpon Springs Dog Park Live Oak St, E of Safford Ave Tarpon Springs

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