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TRINITY • NEW PORT RICHEY • ODESSA • HOLIDAY • TARPON SPRINGS • EAST LAKE • PALM HARBOR

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End of Summer Fun Mortgage Debt

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Forgiveness Ends Soon

Hometown Story Do you need to sell?

Bob Yesko of Aquaterra Salon & Spa Beauty,Love & Generosity!


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FAMILY OUTDOOR FUN - Water, Water Everywhere! Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (352)592-5656 The City of Live Mermaids located at 6131 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring -- the only one of its kind in the world -- and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. Enjoy a magical underwater world of mermaids, manatees, turtles and bubbles. Sitting in the Mermaid Theater, visitors feel like they are inside the flowing spring, For more info visit www.weekiwachee.com.

Congo River Golf

(727)697-1300 Come join the adventures at Congo River Golf. Play challenging miniature golf as you explore giant waterfalls and rocky summits, mysterious caves and tropical rainforests. Travel to a world of excitement and family fun with Congo River Golf. They are located at 10555 US HWY 19, Port Richey. For more information please visit them on the web at www.CongoRiver.com.

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New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center (727)841-4560 A summer treasure close to home. Equipped with cooling kiddie pools, dive pools, lap pools, plunge pool and a slide to make the kids twist and shout. To take a dip and cool off head to 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. For more details visit www. cityofnewportrichey.org and follow the links for parks & recs/pools.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

(727)441-1790 Home of the world famous Winter the Dolphin. Take a trip into the sea with a close up look at marine life. Feed the stingrays, watch the otters play and of course see WINTER catch your hearts! Located between downtown Clearwater and Clearwater main beach at 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. Visit www. seewinter.com for more details.

A vacation for the day just minutes from home! You will find some of the best seafood and Greek dining around, hidden shopping treasures and attractions! Dolphin Encounter Cruises, Free Sponge Diving Museum, Fishing Charters and The Tarpon Aquarium where you can watch the amazing shark feeding show, pet an alligator and feed & pet the stingrays yourself! For all the links to the Sponge Docks Treasure and more information please visit www.spongedocks.net today!


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Directory of Hometown Professionals

Accounting A+ Tax & Accounting Service.............29 Unbehagen Advisors.............................31 Advertising It’s Your Home Magazine.......................6 Topaz Marketing Group..........................6 Air Conditioning Best Services A/C.................................26 Harrell Home Services..........................22 McWilliams A/C...................................20 Attorneys- Personal Injury Andreopoulos Law Firm.......................30 Auto Repair Five Star Auto Repair............................27 Bakery Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes...........9 Banks/Credit Union Achieva Credit Union............................28 Florida Central Credit Union.................29 Hancock Bank.......................................32 Business Groups Cash Mob of West Pasco.......................29 Community Service Council.................32 Rooters Club..........................................32 Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce.........................................34 West Pasco Business Association..........32 West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.......34 Cabinets Trinity Kitchen & Bath.........................18 Carpet Cleaning Complete Care Systems ........................18 Cleaning Service The Cleaning Angel...............................18 Computer Repair Cudixs....................................................30 Consigment Shops Katelyn’s Kloset....................................45 Countertops Superior Solid Surface...........................23 Dentists David W. Dempsey, D.D.S....................14 Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce.......................................43 Congo River Golf .................................43

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Fashion Madam Butterfly....................................12 Financial Services Raymond James /Amanda Hickman Murphy...................................................32 Flooring-Tile, Travertine & Wood Trinity Tile & Stone...............................19 Florist Flowers By Jenny..................................10 Golf Silver Dollar Golf Club.........................41 Hair Salons & Nails Aqua Terra Salon & Spa.....................7,10 Cabelo Salon Inc.......................................5 Stylez of Trinity........................................6 Homecare Services Home Helpers........................................16 Jewelers DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry.............................9 Landscaping & Sod Absolute Perfection Landscape & Nursery...............................................20 Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center.......................16 Mind & Body Defy Aging............................................17 Music Lessons Music Matters .......................................42 Nail Salon Amber Nails............................................6 Turbo Nails.............................................11 Non-Profit Organizations Sand Soldiers of America......................36 SPCA......................................................47 The Katelyn Foundation..........................45 Organization & DeClutter Consider It Organized............................19 Pavers C.M. Pavers & Hardscapes....................26 Pet Euthanasia Gentle Pet Passings................................46 Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus.......................................46 Photographers Gripped by Grace Photography...............5 Photos by J. David.................................35

Physicians-Cosmetic Surgery Rinnova Med-Surgical & Laser Institute,.................................................15 Physicians-Gynecology & Female Care Dr. Gerard Cappiello.............................15 Physicians-Internal Medicine Dr. Halima Gafhoor...............................13 Physicians-Optometrist Elegant Eyewear, Dr. Sandra Stroud..................................16 Picture Framing Picture Perfect ......................................23 Plumbing Contractor Pete’s Certified Plumbing......................21 Pool Contractor Posh Pools of Florida, Inc.......................3 Real Estate Debbie Dawson, ReMax Sunset Realty........................24,25 Valerie Wilson-Napoli, ReMax Sunset Realty............................25 Restaurants Best of Philly Cheesesteak House..........37 Cricketers 54..........................................37 Dimitri’s On the Water......................40,48 Havana Dreamers Cafe...........................39 Niko’s Place...........................................39 Skeeter’s Bar &Grill.........................38,41 Windows on the Green at Fox Hollow Club...................................37 Zen Forrest.............................................37 Storage Facilities Seven Springs Self Storage....................21 Tanning Salon & Spa Planet Beach Contempo Spa..................11 Upholsterer Sunshine Upholstery.............................23 Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco................47 Trinity Pet Hospital...............................46 Water Damage Restoration Mr. Dry Out..........................................21 Website Design Websitedzyn..........................................33 Weight Loss Body by Vi............................................13


Gripped by Grace Photography

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words! Portrait Sessions Models Weddings Special Events Milestones

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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10

Photography at its best captures the essence of the subject in a proper light to expose beauty, emotion and intricate detail. As a Christian, Brandi McPeak, owner of Gripped by Grace Photography, believes she is doing what she was put on Earth to do. “I think what sets me apart is that I have

such a heart, a passion for what I do. God gifted me in seeing the world differently. He gave me the ability to see feeling and to see love and see his wonderful world in a unique way.” Brandi loves what she does and she wants people to have their memories through photos. She strives to make it affordable, while maintaining 100% quality and professionalism. From a pet photography business, Gripped by Grace has expanded to include weddings, events, portraits, senior photos, and more. Her hours are flexible, and she can be reached at 727-207-5144, or via email at GrippedbyGracephoto@gmail.com. Visit her website at GrippedbyGracephoto.com.

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TRINITY, NEW PORT RICHEY, ODESSA, HOLIDAY, TARPON SPRINGS EAST LAKE, PALM HARBOR & NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES

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Volume 3 Issue 5

BACK TO SCHOOL Issue 2012

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Debbie Dawson

WEBSITE DESIGN Rich Scherch, Len Wasnock

ART DIRECTOR Papande Newman

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Debra Taylor

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS BACK TO SCHOOL Kristin Vogt-Wilson DEFY AGING Barbara Marville-Kelly & Dennis Kelly HEALTHY TIPS Melanie Milletics, MONEY MATTERS Todd Unbehagen TAYLOR MADE Debra Taylor TECH TALK Richard Scherch THE BEAUTY IN YOU Dr. Gerard Cappiello YOU “AUTO” KNOW George Bouris YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR Debbie Dawson MEDIA MARKETING/ADVERTISING Debra Taylor Sandra Testo-Michaud Valerie Wilson-Napoli SOCIAL MEDIA Topaz Marketing Group, Inc.

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By Debra Taylor

Bob Yesko of Aquaterra Salon & Spa Beauty, Love & Generosity! Water and earth: The elements of life, the elements of beauty. It is the marriage of these elements that serve as the foundation of Aquaterra Salon & Spa in Trinity. Owner, Bob Yesko, and his team at Aquaterra, work together harmoniously to serve their guests and their community with beauty, love, and generosity of time and spirit! Bob and his staff are involved in many organizations and fund-raisers throughout their West Pasco community. Fill A Heart Group, Inc., may be the closest to their hearts. One of their clients started this wonderful organization in an effort to provide breast cancer patients with beautiful heart-shaped pillows, lovingly made by members of the community. The Aquaterra team also assists Pasco County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association with fundraisers like their “Apple Tree” program, which is an effort to provide children with their wish list of school supplies, and the “Angel Tree” initiative held during the holidays to provide gifts for children without families. Aquaterra also sponsors numerous art programs and various sporting events at local schools. “Cut-a-Thons” are held annually as a way to raise money in support of these efforts and for organizations such as Fill A Heart, Pasco Kids First and The Histiocytosis and Gold Shield Foundations. Bob explains, “We want to stay involved in our local community, because we truly care – it is the right thing to do! We hope our involvement in the community sets an example for other businesses to become involved.” Bob and his team believe that by supporting local organizations and businesses within the community, they are giving back to their community’s growth and prosperity.

As a means of giving back to their male and female guests, Aquaterra offers a full-day salon & spa experience, complete with customized phases of transformation from head to toe! The stylists achieve amazing hair color using industry leader Redken, or their premium, Goldwell, products to perfectly accentuate your personal aura, flattering your best features. Pureology, Morrocan Oil, Keratin Complex and Keratin Daily Express, Malibu (Chlorine & Wellwater), and LaBrasilianna All-In-One, are other product lines that can tame your tresses, making hair silky soft. Although you can purchase similar products and services throughout the community, the team at Aquaterra is expertly trained to recommend the very best and most appropriate to complement your lifestyle. Expert manicurists at Aquaterra can sculpt acrylic nails or apply shellac nails for just the look your feel your hard-working hands deserve! Pampering your tootsies with a soothing pedicure totally refreshes your feet and toes, making them ornamental in those new sandals! You can expect only the best lines in nail care with Creative Nail Design and OPI at Aquaterra. Guests experience rejuvenating facials, relaxing massages, and smoothing waxes, in one of Aquaterra’s specialized spa rooms. Their most popular spa package is the “Spa Escape” which is a facial/massage combination to refresh and exhilarate your body, mind and spirit! Bob is proud to utilize some of the best skin care products available: Image and Prana. “I love the satisfaction on our guests’ faces when they leave (our salon) feeling beautiful and relaxed,” Bob adds. Aquaterra Salon & Spa is located at 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 110, Trinity. For more information about their facility, their team and their product lines, visit their website, www.aquaterrasalon. com. You can also become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook. com/pages/Aquaterra-Salon-and-Spa

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Water, Water Everywhere!

De-Clutter Your Life

Help Older Loved Ones Get Organized

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Our Hometown Story

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Healthy Woman

Bob Yesko of Aquaterra Salon & Spa Beauty, Love & Generosity

Total Female Care

Defy Aging The SPOTLIGHT is on YOU!

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Peaceful & Tranquil Ambiance Turbo Nails

Forgiveness Ends

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Money Matters

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Tech Talk

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Dining & Entertainment

Your Hometown Realtor

Election Year Tax Talk: Deciphering the Terminology

Review, Revise, Reinvigorate Your Website

Taylor Made in West Tampa Bay

Perfect SAT Score, Congratulations Denasia!

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Body By Vi

Back Cover

How to Assess Your Loved Ones Situation

Dimitri’s On the Water A New Greek Experience

Home Helpers

27 Are You Ready For Some Football

2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Schedule

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Chef John “Jay” Brokaw Skeeter’s Bar & Grill at Silver Dollar Golf & Shooters Clubs

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Dimitri’s on the Water

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The September birthstone, Sapphire is chemically and structurally the same as Ruby - both are varieties of the mineral corundum. Sapphires are well known among the general public as being blue, but can be nearly any color except shades of red or pink (since those are called rubies). Sapphire is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Taurus the Bull. It is associated with the values of truth, sincerity, commitment, and loyalty. The blue color is by far the most popular color for sapphire but orange-pink, golden, white, and even black have generated much interest in the gem trade. Tennis bracelets are available that contain a complete rainbow of sapphire gemstones. Oriented rutile crystal inclusions cause a six-pointed-star light effect (called asterism) to form the popular Star Sapphire. source: www.galleries.com

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Editors

The Elements

of Beauty YOU…A Work Of Art

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? I love hearing those words! It means the intense summer heat will gradually dissipate, the kids are back to school, the Fall events are about to begin and most importantly, FOOTBALL season has arrived!

WE…The Artists

Hair Nails Skin Massage Waxing

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Together We Create

A Masterpiece

GIFT CARDS Available Aquaterra Salon & Spa

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I Got My Bouquet at Flowers by Jenny

Now is the time to take a day trip to visit the water attractions we have right in our own back yard. Take the kids or make it a date with your loved one to get outside and enjoy the end of summer. We have some great local restaurants for you and your family to visit as well. Check out our local celebrities, Tarpon Springs’ own Chef Andreas Salivaras of Mykonos, and Executive Chef Demetrios Salivaras, of Dimitri’s on the Water, both located on the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Eden Eats showcases their authentic & nouveau Greek cuisine on the Cooking Channel, August 24th at 10pm. Join IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine every 3rd Saturday at 10am as we “Mob” a local business armed with a $10 bill right here in our community. To find out more, join our Facebook Group, Cash Mob West Pasco. Our businesses within these pages have made a commitment to you to offer great products and services while supporting our community in so many different ways. IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine continues to connect our readers to our local businesses in an effort to promote a thriving, economically viable and close-knit community. Your Family. Your Community. Your Life…IT’s YOUR HOME!

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Peaceful & Tranquil Ambiance at Turbo Nails “Time is of the essence,” may seem cliché, but it holds true for both men and women these days. From domestic engineers to business professionals, people have a lot on their plates and have to manage their time effectively. Tom Ta, owner of Turbo Nails in New Port Richey, has a clear understanding of managing time, providing a nail salon geared toward prompt, expedient service, resulting in very happy customers! Tom owned a nail salon in Minnesota, and after relocating to West Pasco two years ago, he decided to launch a business here. Turbo Nails exudes a peaceful and tranquil ambiance, complete with soothing music and decor for men and women who want and need fast, friendly service without feeling rushed. The accommodating staff at Turbo Nails specializes in Shellac nails, Pink-and-Whites, manicures, pedicures and waxing hair removal. Located at 1332 Seven Springs Road in Chelsea Place Shopping Center in New Port Richey, Turbo Nails is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM-7:00 PM and Saturdays, 9:30 AM-6:00 PM. They are closed on Sundays. For more information about their services, please call 727-376-2929.

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Dress for Less at Madam Butterfly Fashion Outlet Fashion for All Sizes • From Size 1 to Size 3x Unbelievable Selections! This fresh, contemporary fashion outlet for women in Tarpon Springs has just expanded. Not only do they have an incredible selection of fashion for kids, teens and juniors, they now are fully stocked with fashion for misses and women with curves at discount pricing saving you up to 80%. Madam Butterfly Fashion Outlet is not hard to miss while driving past it on U. S. 19 in Tarpon Springs. The building is painted in Key West colors and lime green, complete with graffiti, while stylish, trendy sundresses and tank tops wave in the breeze, adorning the shop as if it were located in the Keys! Steve Insolia and Donna Ferrante opened their fashion outlet in North Pinellas County almost one year ago, and they have not looked back, paying close attention to the needs of their customers! They are purveyors of fashionable dresses, tops, shorts, scarves, hats, purses, jewelry and accessories, that are at the very least glitzy and unique, at very affordable prices. Everyone has an individual style, and the fun, friendly staff at Madam Butterfly Fashion Outlet is available to guide customers to finding their perfect look, while staying within their budgets because of the huge discounts! New, exciting merchandise is brought in everyday, so that women of all sizes always have the latest, cutting-edge options

to update their wardrobe, or create a fashion statement all their own. Beaded and cloth purses, wallets and handbags that cannot be found in the malls and box stores, offer uncommon style to enhance an everyday look or a night on the town! Fashion jewelry, or “Bling”, is also an inexpensive way to accessorize an outfit and is available in all styles, sizes, shapes and colors at Madam Butterfly Fashion Outlet! Host your very own “Purse Party” and receive gifts and discounts. The VIP parties are held at the boutique after store hours, making it a personal gathering for you and your guests to have fun while they receive discounts as well. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres are provided for a wonderful girl’s night out. If you are interested, book your own Purse Party today. To keep up with news of their latest fashion finds and receive daily specials like and follow Madam Butterfly at Facebook. com/madambutterflyboutique. Madam Butterfly Fashion Outlet is located at 38799 U.S. 19 North, in Tarpon Springs. (just North of Klosterman Road). 727-940-5848

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The Way You Look and Feel is 90% Diet… but It’s Not the Kind of “Diet” You Are Thinking Of! By Melanie Milletics

You know the saying – “You Are What You Eat”.

Well, you are what you eat, you feel like what you eat, you look like what you eat, and you will AGE based on what you eat. So ‘crap’ is not how you want to be, feel, look, or age like, right? So what does your diet consist of?

Americans have gotten somewhat smarter over the past few years, learning to read nutritional labels for calories, fat, sugar, protein etc. But somehow in the hype over ‘low fat’, ‘sugar free’, and the new buzz ‘gluten free’, we have forgotten about the NUTRITION that is actually on that label. You see, your weight and vitality has SOME relation to the number of calories you take in. We all have a number of calories our bodies will burn in a day and if we regularly exceed that number, we store the excess as fat. That’s a given, something we all understand. But what you may not realize is that The way you look and the way your body stores or releases fat, has more to do with the TYPE of calories you take in than the number.

Question: Which is a better choice for a snack between meals if you are trying to lose weight? a. 1/2 cup full fat unsweetened Greek yogurt with walnuts and blueberries – 250 calories b. 100 calorie snack bag of Oreos

If you are following me, you know what I’m going to answer, right? It’s the full fat Greek yogurt snack, not the empty sugar calories from the cookies! You will lose more weight, feel, look and AGE better if you focus on the TYPE of calories you consume, versus the NUMBER.

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With a focus on calories, points and the like, people tend to obsess over numbers, when they should really be focused on taking in good nutrition, and a variety of healthy foods. If you will keep your sugar intake to a minimum, you will find that your body is far more likely to release fat.

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The easy rule for losing weight is to consume LESS sugar and processed carbohydrates and MORE lean protein and veggies. Follow that ‘diet plan’ and you will feel, look, and age better than the majority of people who don’t care that they are what they eat!

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Remember there is always an opportunity for a “second take” in life!! GO FOR IT!! We are in total gratitude to Debbie Dawson, for giving us the opportunity to participate and share motivation, inspiration, and so much more in this magazine! Our enthusiasm has been a match from day one to better our community! As our thank you, coming soon we will be offering professional video-mercials at special rates to It’s Your Home advertisers interested in making their ads come to life online! These can be simultaneously used on their websites using “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION” principles, professional hosting, scripting and production, as part of the It’s Your Home TEAM!

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Baby, it's hot outside窶病nd inside, too. Here, no-sweat ways to cool off. Don't Blow Hot Air Make a makeshift air conditioner. If it's hot but not humid, place a shallow bowl of ice in front of a fan and enjoy the breeze. As the ice melts, then evaporates, it will cool you off.

Close everything else, too. Whether the air conditioner is on or off, keep windows and doors shut if the temperature outside is more than 77 degrees Fahrenheit (most people start to sweat at 78). Whenever the outside air is hotter than the inside air, opening a window invites heat to creep in.

Give your A/C some TLC. Clean or replace the filter in room and central air conditioners about once a month during the summer. If you have central air-conditioning, have the ducts checked for leaks, which can reduce a system's efficiency by as much as 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Seal any cracks between a window unit and the frame with peelable caulking or a sealant strip. These steps help ensure good airflow and keep the coils cleaner, which means more efficient and more effective cooling.

Vent a Lot Run a fan and an air conditioner simultaneously. You can use the air conditioner at lower power and still feel cool if the fan is blowing over you. That's because the air conditioner removes humidity from the air while the fan helps evaporate sweat and moves heat away from your body. (Note: Fans don't cool a room; they just make people feel cooler, so shut them off before you leave.)

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If you are upside down or “underwater” in your home and are considering a short sale you may want to get the ball rolling now. The tax-relief law allows homeowners to exclude from income certain debts forgiven by their lenders. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 expires on Dec. 31, 2012 which is only four months away. This is one of the most important tax-relief provisions enacted by Congress during the housing crisis to help financially strapped homeowners. Under the tax code, borrowed money need not be reported as income because you have an obligation to repay. But if the lender subsequently cancels what you owe, the IRS requires that you report that debt as income because the duty to repay it no longer exists. As an example, if you owe $250,000 and your lender forgives $50,000 of that debt in a $200,000 refinancing, that $50,000 is considered income. If your combined federal and state marginal

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Election Year Tax Talk: Deciphering the Terminology By: Todd Unbehagen, MAFM, EA, ATA, ATP, President, Unbehagen Advisors This year's election chatter is sure to include a healthy dose of tax talk. To keep up, here are three terms you should know.

The "Bush tax cuts"

A number of major tax changes were enacted in 2001 and 2003, including lower federal income tax rates, special maximum rates for long-term capital gains and qualifying dividends, and increased standard deduction amounts. While most of the provisions were extended by legislation passed in late 2010, these tax provisions are still commonly referred to as the "Bush tax cuts" or the "Bushera tax cuts." With these provisions set to expire again at year-end, much of the tax debate will center around whether to extend the provisions again--particularly whether to extend the provisions for all taxpayers, or only to those who make less than a certain amount (e.g., individuals with incomes under $200,000, married couples with incomes under $250,000).

Alternative minimum tax (AMT)

The AMT is essentially a separate federal income tax system with its own rates and rules. If you're subject to the AMT, you have to calculate your taxes twice--once under the regular tax system and again under the AMT system. Bush tax cuts expanding AMT exemption amounts were extended only through the end of 2011.

This increases the pressure to address AMT this year--failure to extend AMT relief would result in an estimated 30 million or more individuals being affected by the AMT in 2012. (Source: U.S. Congressional Research Service. The Alternative Minimum Tax for Individuals (RL30149; August 23, 2011), by Steven Maguire.)

The "Buffett rule"

On August 14, 2011, the New York Times published an opinion piece written by Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (Warren E. Buffett, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," New York Times, August 14, 2011). In the piece, Buffett essentially argued that he and his "mega-rich friends" weren't paying their fair share, noting that the rate at which he paid taxes (total tax as a percentage of taxable income, NOT necessarily the total tax) was lower than the other 20 people in his office. As Buffett points out, this is partially attributable to the fact that the ultra-wealthy typically receive a high proportion of their income from long-term capital gains and qualified dividends, which are currently taxed at rates that are generally lower than the rates that apply to wages and other ordinary income. President Obama has articulated the "Buffett rule" as the tenet that people making more than $1 million annually should not pay a smaller percentage share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay. (Source: www.whitehouse. gov.) Our tax team is available all year to guide you on the upcoming tax changes, and on the above topics which may impact your individual tax situation.

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handle the many projects of the organization. For the past five years, Outreach has provided Thanksgiving dinners to the needy in West Pasco who would not otherwise have a holiday meal. Last year, they provided meals to more than 1300 people, with the support of local businesses, individuals and volunteers.

Throughout the years, CSC has taken on many initiatives to support the community, and continues to evolve annually. Each month, members recognize at-risk students from the PACE Center for Girls and Schwettman, by honoring them at a luncheon, presenting certificates recognizing their success, and awarding them with a monetary gift. In the 2012 school year, CSC provided $7000 in scholarships to area high school seniors to help them with college expenses.

Another successful project, Operation Shoe Box, consisted of collecting, packing and mailing hundreds of shoebox-sized care packages to our troops overseas.

CSC partners with the Board of Realtors at Christmas to provide a holiday party for students at PACE Center for Girls. Annual grants totally $3,000, are used to support other non-profit fundraising efforts. These include Youth & Family Alternatives, Sertoma Speech and Hearing, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired, Healthy Families, Katelyn Foundation, Good Samaritan Clinic, and West Pasco Aids Foundation, among others. Debbie Humphrey President

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Members have painted the inside and outside of our local SPCA, and collected pet foods to be distributed by “Cindy’s Pets” to homebound seniors who have pets they can’t afford to feed. Other projects include “Senior Photo Day” and “Senior Spruce-Up Day”. They also collect socks, sweaters and toiletries to be distributed to homebound seniors. Additionally, school supplies are collected and donated to needy children in the community. This organization’s membership is made up of the finest people in Pasco County. The CSC is truly committed to the advancement of volunteerism and philanthropy. www. communityservicecouncil.org

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West Pasco Events Sept 13 5pm-8pm 10th Annual Ambassador Catch the Buzz Spelling Bee @ The Hive /Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave NPR

Sept 14 4pm-8pm Odessa Organic Farmers Market 8701 Gunn Hwy, Odessa odessaorganic@gmail.com

Sept 15 11am-3pm Taste of Trinity 4 Seven Springs Middle School

Sept 29 6pm The Roaring Rotary 20’s Gala Sponsored by Greg Henry Heritage Springs Country Club 11345 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy, Trinity

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West Pasco Chamber of Commerce 5443 Main Street New Port Richey, FL 34652 Phone: 727.842.7651 Fax: 727.848.0202 For Membership information Maria@westpasco.com www.westpasco.com

The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce is located in the Artists’ Faire Fine Arts & Gifts Gallery in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs. Chamber President, Sue Thomas, invites business owners and managers to attend the “Coffee with Class” networking breakfasts the first and third Wednesdays, from 8:30AM-10:00AM, at Rusty Bellies Restaurant located at the West end of the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The Chamber office and Art Gallery is open seven days a week for visitor information, and they look forward to your visit!

August 24 MUSIC OUT OF A HAT 7:00 PM-8:30 PM PRESENTED BY: The VOICExperience Singers, Hosted by Maria Zouves. This annual event is a fun-filled interactive quiz show with music sung by the VOICExperience singers, opera, Broadway and more. You don't have to be a musical expert and there is no homework required! Lots of fun & prizes.Tickets $20/$17 ( Members/Students) Location: PERFORMING ARTS CENTER August 25 WINE WALK ON THE DOCKS AND DOWNTOWN 4:00PM-8:00PM Location: SPONGE DOCKS AND DOWNTOWN TARPON AVENUE September 1-3 ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Location: SPONGE DOCKS September 6 - MUSIC ON THE BEACH FREE CONCERT 7:00 PM-9:00 PM DE LEI'ED PARROTS (PARROTHEAD MUSIC) Call 727-942-5628 for more information Location: SUNSET BEACH September 8 NIGHT IN THE ISLANDS 6:00 PM-11:00 PM ENJOY DINNER, DANCING AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Dine under the stars and enjoy some of the finest Greek food outside of Athens. Night in the Islands re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with

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Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art on the St Petersburg College Tarpon Campus l-r Ann Larsen is the Director of the Art Museum Eddie Hoffman was the architect of the building Annette Gordon was the curator for the first 10 years

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Contemporary Art in the Gulf Coast Museum Collection, a survey of contemporary Florida art, many of which are large works that have not often been shown, runs July 29 through Oct. 14.


Join us at the Sand Soldiers of America “Solid Gold Evening” Dinner and Disco Dance as we Honor Military, KIA, Veteran, First Responders and the families that support them all. It’s being held at The Spartan Manor, New Port Richey, Florida on Friday, October 19, 2012. Disco Inferno is the evening’s entertainment, dance the night away, dress in 70’s era clothing and enter the “70”s American Glam” Costume Contest. We are raising money to continue our ongoing mission. Tickets for this event is $50.00 and can be purchased reserve your set. Find more details about this event on www.sandsoldiersofamerica.org. Sand Soldiers of America Honor and Recognition Bike was commissioned to Honor and Recognize All Active Military, Veterans and the Men and Women who Paid the Ultimate Price for our Freedom and the Families that support all of them To Thank Them for Their Service and Sacrifice. This bike will tour at all our events, memorials and the like and as it tours to Honor and Recognize money will be raised to support our ongoing mission. If you would like the Custom Motorcycle displayed at your event or memorial to give Honor and Recognition contact Yvette Behmer @ SSOA. 727-849-5353. The winner will be announced at the

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SSOA is a non-profit organization providing job referrals, home placement, mental health referrals, food assistance, gas cards (based on availability), electric bill referral, homeless & ER placement, airport welcomes, family support during spousal deployment, care package programs & more! The focus of SSOA is “Employment Empowerment” for Veterans. For more information about Sand Soldiers of America, job referrals, resource donations or to donate your time as a volunteer, visit www.sandsoldiersofamerica.org. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

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Florida Estates Winery Home of the Sun In the flat lands north of Tampa on the northern edge of Land O’ Lakes sitting on a 3,600 acre ranch is Florida Estates Winery. First opened in December of 2001 in an old hunting lodge and bunk house, Florida Estates Winery has been making distinctive Florida wine since then. They have worked with the University of Florida to plant and grow grapes with a unique Florida touch. Florida Estates winery is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Ron and Kathy Hunt. Ron is the wine maker and VP General Manager and Kathy is in charge of the tasting room and keeping everything in order. They have created a loyal following of customers that enjoy the quiet and laid back atmosphere of the winery. The lists of wines that are available cover the taste of most any palette. The Plantation White is a light soft wine that is great for the hot days of summer. The Chateau Soliel Chardonnay is an unoaked Chardonnay with crisp clean flavors. Plantation 36

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Chef John “Jay” Brokaw, Skeeter’s Bar & Grill at Silver Dollar Golf & Shooters Clubs Pairing Spices Perfectly to Create Delectable, Flavorful Meat & Seafood When was the last time you dined upon exotic game like wildebeest, bear, lion or mountain goat? People have approached Chef John “Jay” Brokaw for these among other carnivorous preparations, and he has mastered them all along his culinary journey. No, these delicacies are not found on his menu at Skeeter’s Bar & Grill located at both Silver Dollar Golf & Shooters Clubs off Patterson Road in Odessa. However, Chef Jay is all about flavorful meat! “When I was in chef school,” Jay recalls, “there were 30 students in my class. The Master Chef was a tough bird, and he had us all prepare prime rib roasts for his critique. Fifteen students had to redo their roasts. When he sampled mine, the Master Chef said, ‘This is the best prime rib I have ever had in my life. It will be the standard for future classes.’ That made me very proud.” He has an uncanny knack for pairing spices and flavors perfectly, enhancing meat and seafood to acquire delectable results! He attributes his culinary success to his favorite Master Chef: Mom! Using a small electric oven warmed by a light bulb, Chef Jay remembers watching his mother as a child and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on pieces of dough to bake in his small oven. “I learned so much from my Mother, that it inspired me to pursue a career.” Chef Jay attended numerous culinary schools along his journey, including Culinary Institute of America in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale, Temple University Culinary Institute, St. Peter’s Culinary Technologies, and Culinary Institute of VirginiaWilliamsburg, specializing in French Cooking. He considers himself a professional student, as he is currently enrolled in a cake decorating class in Tampa! Chef Jay does not stay behind a grill or the line, because he enjoys personally interacting with the guests, shaking their hands. It is that personal touch that sets him apart from his colleagues. If a guest has a special dietary request, they know they can approach Chef Jay, and he will do everything in his power to accommodate! He is determined that his guests have a great time while they are in his restaurant. Chef Jay feels a sense of home at Silver Dollar Golf Club in that the atmosphere is congenial, and it is a family-oriented facility where kids are welcome. Should you desire privacy, that, too can be arranged with ease. He and his team want to make sure their guests are happy and satisfied! 38

Skeeter’s Bar & Grill thrives at the Golf & Shooters Clubs, because each facility consistently hosts tournaments that are open to the public, and more importantly, they host fundraising tournaments for numerous local non-profit organizations such as the Paralyzed Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Lighthouse groups. In October, they will team up with Klammer Ford to host a shooters tournament to benefit Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. “I love our community,” Chef Jay boasts. “It’s a small community in a big city. It’s phenomenal.” He is quick to compliment local schools, restaurants, and emergency personnel. In fact, he frequently hires students from Sickles High School’s culinary program to show them the inner workings of a successful kitchen and restaurant. His rule when choosing his suppliers is “100% quality”. He purchases as much as he can locally, including produce from a restaurant-certified stand “down the road”. Of course, he will never buy average meats. “For that, you can go to Walmart.” He insists upon only 100% Angus beef, top-quality pork and Applewood smoked bacon. Guests will always receive the best when dining at Skeeter’s! The grill is always open to the public every day from 7 am, and does not close until at least 7 pm, or when the last person leaves! Dinners are served on Wednesday nights and for special events throughout the year. When the season picks up, expect Fish Fry Fridays! You’re invited to meet Chef Jay at Skeeter’s Bar & Grill located at Silver Dollar Resort, 12515 Silver Dollar Drive in Odessa. For more information, call 813-920-6324, or visit Silverdollargolf.com.


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need to leave your city to explore the wide range of cultures and cuisines the world has to offer.” Eden Grinshpan graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in London with the “Grande Diplome” in both Pastry and Cuisine. After graduating she went to India to volunteer with different organizations, one of them being an orphanage called Ramanas Garden. Here she came up with the idea of raising money for the orphanage by re-opening a café which had not been in operation for some time, and teaching the children the basics of culinary cuisine. After returning to New York City, Eden enrolled in a management program at The Institute of Culinary Education before working at the bakery, Babycakes. Eden is the co-owner of EthNicitY Productions. Eden Eats is produced by Noise Productions Inc. COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s. Scripps Networks Interactive which also owns and operates DIY Network, Food Network, Great American Country), HGTV, and Travel Channel, is the manager and general partner.

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I have been fortunate to have worked in a profession for more than 23 years that is all about helping people: Chiropractic. I have seen first-hand the many benefits of correcting and maintaining a body’s spinal structure, by eliminating the interference, or subluxations, that can inhibit nerve flow from the brain to any and every area of the body. I have experienced health and healing through regular chiropractic adjustments myself. It is common sense that by allowing the body to function at its optimum, without nerve interference, it will be able to perform at its optimum, and heal naturally. That’s why so many athletes have chiropractors they see regularly to stay on top of their game! With the onset of a new school year, students participating in athletic programs are required to have a physical examination by the Florida High School Athletic Association. As licensed physicians, Chiropractors perform these exams, because they are highly trained to know proper structure and function, because they work directly with the central nervous system. If you have a son or daughter involved in athletics, I highly recommend you find a reputable chiropractor in your community to evaluate their spine. This may actually prevent certain injuries, and will allow the body to heal faster, should they become injured.

Students not involved in athletics also benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments. One young lady is a patient of Dr. Albert Gadomski, team chiropractor of the Toronto & Dunedin Blue Jays, and the doctor for whom I work in Oldsmar. As a third-grade student in Ms. Jones’ class at Gulf Trace Elementary School, Denasia Ann Dornon achieved perfect scores on the Reading (260-Level 5) and Math (244-Level 5) sections of the FCAT this Spring! She also brought home a straight “A” report card to her parents, Laura & Paul Roskey, Holiday. She received the “Ace of Academics” award for this achievement, earning her a place on the Honor Roll. I am certainly not saying that Denasia achieved academic greatness thanks to chiropractic. However, with regular adjustments she maintained great physical health throughout the school year, enabling her to attend all of her classes and stay focused on her studies. Congratulations, Denasia! Keep up the adjustments and the great work at school!

Music Matters! Barbara & Kevin Abendroth, owners of Music Matters in Trinity, have always taken great pleasure in music and instruments. “We have been in the music business since we were teenagers. We understand the benefits of having music in our lives, and we take great satisfaction getting kids and adults involved in playing music. We hope it will make a difference in their lives, too,” Kevin explains. To more than 3,000 students from the area over the last six years, and to the 400 currently enrolled, music really does matter! There are 30 instructors who teach students of all ages how to play instruments, read music and grow in their talent! Music Matters has a 15-station computer lab for interactive participation by the students to supplement the teacher’s lessons. They also utilize 17 studios with glass doors where parents can observe their child’s lesson with qualified professional. There is also a comfortable waiting area, complete with a coffee bar, plasma televisions, luxury chairs and WiFi. Music Matters, located in the Grand Trinity Plaza at 4112 Little Rd, Trinity has a great selection of instruments & supplies at very affordable rates. Instrument rental options are also available. For more information, call 727-834-8856, visit their website, www. musicmattersfl.com, or email info@musicmattersfl.com.

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corner Back To School Safety Tips By Kristin Vogt

As our kids head back to school, out schedules as parents get kind of busy with getting them ready and prepared. Make sure you prepare your children with the necessary important safety tips this year! • Make sure if your child will riding a bus to school, they always have a buddy to walk with. Also ask the other parents to take turns sitting at the bus stop until the bus arrives. • Make sure if your child has any allergies you contact his/her teachers, office safe and nursing staff prior to the first day. It is also helpful to send with an index card with allergy and medical written in bold writing tied to a piece of yarn and have them wear as a necklace (for younger children). You can do this for a couple of days to play it safe. • Make sure that your child has all necessary medications and documents needed by your child's doctor ahead of time so there are no mishaps at the start of school. • Make sure your child knows how he/she will returning home from school and knows important contact information in case a mistake is made. (an index card with parents and emergency contact information in the front of backpack is always a good idea and make sure your child knows it is there for his/her comfort).

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• For older children who will be coming home by themselves: have a list of what he/she is supposed to do until parents return home, who to answer phone to and door to as well and make sure they are aware of their surrounds before getting their key out and opening the door (make sure they are not being followed, if they are the last thing they want the stalker to know is where they live and they are home alone) tell them to keep walking until they see a home with someone there and go calmly knock and ask to call 911 for help. Stay at this house until help gets there. Try to give a good description for the officers to help get the stalker. • Whenever walking to school, always use cross walks and check for clear roadways before crossing the streets. • If you are old enough to drive to school, make sure you do not leave any valuables in site (this will reduce the chance for someone to break in to steal) and of course always lock doors and roll up windows. • Parents, make sure you teach your children who it is alright to speak to and go home with. Make sure you have a secret password that only safe friends know! Wishing all a happy, fun and safe first day back to school! Remember your lunch box/money, school supplies, emergency slips, your big smiles and use the crosswalks while walking to and from school! Happy learning to all and to all a great year!


GRAND OPENING OF NEW STATE OF ART 24/7 LEARNING ACADEMY IN TRINITY, FLORIDA

Excel Creative Learning Academy is a new state of the art preschool and school age learning center. It will hold its official Grand Opening on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ECLA is conveniently located at State Road 54 and Little Road in the new Medical Arts Building on the Medical Center of Trinity campus.

School Care. Featuring SMART Board technology for preschool children and elementary aged students, our goal is to Engage, Enrich, and Empower children. With a friendly, educated and experienced staff the students will have the opportunity to develop in a diverse learning environment.

The Grand Opening will take place inside the school on the second floor of the building. Visitors can expect fun, special promotions and giveaways along with tours of the school. The Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m.

Excel Creative Learning Academy is unlike any other in the area.

This 24/7 licensed academy will offer innovative, creative curriculum and programs such as Parent’s Night Out, Camps, Enrichment Programs, and Before and After

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KIDS Do you like to write? Now that you are back in school, tell us what you love most about your new teacher and you will be entered to win 4 tickets to Congo River Golf. Enjoy a game of Miniature Golf and Feed the Live Alligators! Email your story to contests@itsyourhomemagazine. com. Please include your full name, address, daytime phone number and an e-mail address. If your story is chosen, it will be featured in an upcoming issue of IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine.

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5th Annual Barktoberfest At Harley Davidson of New Port Richey • 5817 State Road 54 • 11 am – 3 pm We are looking for local businesses to help sponsor this event to help make a difference in the lives of these animals. Sponsors have the opportunity to support a great cause while promoting their business – a great opportunity to reach a large number of people in the community. We are also looking for local businesses to donate gift certificates or gift baskets for the silent auction and contest prizes. Your tax-deductible donation will help your local SPCA’s continued mission to provide compassionate care to abandoned, neglected and injured pets on a daily basis.

Fun For the Whole Family & Your Furry Friends too! Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of: • Yummy Food • Silent Auction Raffles & Giveaways • Pet Talent Contest Costume Contests & Much More!!

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