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hen Samuel H. Stephenson and his wife, Elizabeth, settled as early residents in New Port Richey, they were believers in the therapeutic healing qualities of the mineral springs which have since become Seven Springs. Samuel created a pool by installing a well pipe to divert water from the spring. This pool overflowed into the Anclote River, where they built a bath house for guests, and the mineral water was shared with the guests if they wanted it. This was essentially an early “health resort.” This early resort area has since become Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, and it includes even more than the Stephenson’s possibly could have imagined their mineral springs pool becoming. SSGCC has everything you desire and deserve from an elegant, member owned country club: Golf, Dining, Catering, Recreation, and, of course, Membership! SSGCC features two golf courses, practice range, golf shop, two swimming pools, (one Olympic-size for families and one for adults), tennis courts, fitness center, library and clubhouse for parties and dining. Golf Digest has named the Seven Springs Championship Golf Course among Florida’s best and one of the top two golf facilities in Pasco County! Designed by architect, Ron Garl, these semi-private golf courses offer 36-holes to challenge players and provide opportunities for skill enhancement for members and their guests. The Champion course is enhanced with majestic pines, cypress woods and beautiful lakes. The Challenger course has been referred to as a game enhancement course as it requires precision with the golfers short irons. Moms & Dads who want to sharpen their game skills, as well as introduce their children to the art of the game love this course. Children under the age of 16 enjoy playing a complimentary game of golf when teeing off with a green fee paying adult. The courses open at 7:00 AM, and offer competitive rates for Members and their guests. SSGCC is a semi private golf and country club. The public is always welcome. The practice facility includes an ample driving tee area, four target greens, fairway bunkers and a large putting green.

Golf professional, Mark Haluska, a 25-year member of the PGA, offers superior instruction through private lessons. His philosophy is “Keep it simple, learn the fundamentals and don’t take them for granted.” The primary areas on which he focuses include grip, stance, posture, alignment and ball placement. Assistant Golf Pro, Mark Boyko, also teaches private lessons individually and in groups of two or more. When it comes to catering, SSGCC insists, “You create the memories. We will do the rest.” From intimate gatherings of less than 25 people to wedding parties of 200, SSGCC is the perfect venue to serve your needs! The Floridian-style clubhouse features 2 large banquet rooms, complete with dance floors, and a smaller banquet room overlooking the pristine Champion Golf Course and the sparkling pool. Further, the grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for photos and weddings on the country club grounds. The culinary team at SSGCC always provides scrumptious, unique menus with a special touch to meet your needs. A Catering Director is available for consultations at ext. 231. The dining experience is one of excellence with special menus for lunch, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends (find their menus online to view the options available). Expect nothing but the finest when it comes to quality of service at SSGCC! Seven Spring’s staff will help your organization plan a special event or tournament to raise donations for your cause. They have also partnered with our Pasco County Schools and created a program called the “Gift of Giving”. SSGCC gives back 5% cash quarterly to the school of your choice with each purchase of golf, dining and special events. Wendi McAnn, Clubhouse Manager says “You would be surprised how quickly it adds up. We are so happy to support our local schools!” A variety of membership opportunities are available at SSGCC. Become an Equity Golf Member, Associate Golf Member or Social Member and you will have access to all this wonderful facility has to offer! Seven Springs Golf and Country Club is located at 3535 Trophy Blvd., in New Port Richey. Learn more about SSGCC on their website:, or call 727-376-0039. Like them on facebook, their 1,000th fan will win a complimentary membership.

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Giving Thanks for 20 Years!

For 20 years, pets in Pasco County have been blessed with top notch veterinary care thanks to Dr. Robert Wehr and Animal Care Center!

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Dr. Wehr opened the doors of Animal Care Center on November 6, 1992. As a small one-doctor practice, Dr. Wehr set up shop in a small strip mall in New Port Richey. In 1995, Dr. Dave Griffin joined Dr. Wehr, at which time they broke ground for Animal Care Center's own free-standing facility!

These full-service vet hospitals utilize highly specialized diagnostic equipment, a laboratory with hematology & serology equipment, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG and telemedicine, which the doctors & staff use to determine what best way to treat your furry or feathered love one!

The new construction was finished and Animal Care Center re-opened for business in December 1995. Dr's Wehr and Griffin soon discovered the need to add associate veterinarians to their team. Soon, the business had grown to become a full-service, five-doctor practice. Dr. Steven Elliott was one of those new associates who came aboard in May 2000. By January 2003, he partnered with Dr. Wehr and Dr. Griffin as an owner.

They offer services such as laser therapy, soft tissue & orthopedic surgeries, canine rehabilitation, acupuncture, digital dental radiography, behavior consultations, puppy training, grooming, and boarding with webcam access. Animal Care Center of Pasco, also houses a full-service pet pharmacy for recommended prescriptions, heartworm and flea prevention medications. Additionally, a veterinarian and several nurses are on staff to provide excellence in treating exotic pets.

In 2000, Animal Care Center continued expanding by opening Country Oaks Animal Hospital, because a veterinary hospital was not available in that area at the time.

Dog grooming is available by professional stylists at all three locations. To pamper your cat with a grooming, contact Best Care or Country Oaks.

In 2002, further expansions included the acquisition of Best Care Animal Hospital.

When it comes to boarding your pooch, it’s the next best thing to home! Best Care Animal Hospital offers upscale boarding which includes a plush bed, a radio/tv/dvd player, spacious, comfortable, climate controlled indoor runs and a fenced area for exercise. Want to keep in touch with your buddy? Webcam access is available. Plus, your puppy will always receive a bath before it’s time to go home.

Dr. Wehr retired from practice in 2009. However, 20 years later, his once, one-doctor office, is now Animal Care Center of Pasco, Inc., with eight veterinarians in three facilities to serve your precious pet’s healthcare needs. Included are dozens of team members who love your best friends as much as you do! Pets are members of the family. When it comes to their health, they deserve quality attention by people who care. The current owners, Dr. Griffin & Dr. Elliott, have a mission to provide compassionate care for pets, with courteous service to their owners, always fostering the special bond that exists between them. Their goal all along has been to promote happy, healthy pets in order to create long-term client/patient relationships through caring and efficient veterinarians and staff members.

Animal Care Center is located at 4041 Little Rd., New Port Richey. Call 727-376-7600, or visit Country Oaks Animal Hospital, 12030 Moon Lake Rd., New Port Richey. Call 727-857-9977, or visit Best Care Animal Hospital, 6041 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey. Call 727-846-8899, or visit

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What a beautiful piece of serenity with a great scenic view right here in our own back yard! As you drive into Starkey Ranch you can feel the history all around you. You will pass a plaque made of weathered gray boards erected by J.B. Starkey Sr. as a tribute to his old friends such as Odis Cowart, Doc Brittle and Ham Beckett. The plaque reads "In appreciation of many former partners and old friends who, in the early days of the ranch, camped, rode and hunted here and whose friendship I will always cherish.� A journey back in time when men like J.B. Starkey Sr. homesteaded on the pristine wilderness now bequeathed to future generations of the Starkey family. In the 1930’s Starkey and his ranching partners hopped on horses and drove the herd north from Largo to the grassy expanses of Pasco County turning their cattle loose on 16,000 acres of unfenced pasture and forest cut by the Pithlachascotee and Anclote Rivers. The vast majority of the original ranch, about 13,000 acres, is locked up in nature preserve known as the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. The Longleaf area and other small developments take up about 500 acres leaving the remaining 2,500 acres for planned development. The family requests to build as many as 5,000 homes on the land, keeping about half the acreage in conservation for the enjoyment of future homeowners. It is intended to be a return to the way development was done before World War II when the pedestrian was king. The project is expected to include retail shops, restaurants and more. This way residents can work and play within the Starkey Ranch.

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You too can enjoy the solitude of over 1,000 acres of ranch land at the event area of this working cattle ranch. If you are looking for a fun picnic in the country, or an elegant western hoe-down, corporate parties and even weddings, Starkey Ranch is the place you've been looking for! Superior Events can plan your event at the Starkey Ranch. They offer team building events, birthday parties, tour group events, and company picnics. For more information on these events call 813-727-2358 or visit the website at www.superior-events. com/starkeyranch.html.



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Fall in love with the people, places and things that our community has to offer as autumn rolls in. The spicy aroma of pumpkin pie and the taste of apple tarts fill our homes to bring back the memories of our childhood. Enjoy sweet treats from our trick or treat bags and local fall festivals along with the healthy treats from the local farmers markets around town. Savor the season! Spend some time to exploring your own city. Stroll though some of our streets filled with shops and boutiques. Visit a new restaurant or check out a new venue. Flip through the pages and pick something new and exciting to do. Take your family on a nature walk through Starkey Park and share some s ‘mores and fun ghost stories of past and present. Create memories!


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WOMAN The Secret to Looking Young is Already Inside of You What if your own body could turn back the biological clock to a day where your complexion matched your energetic and fun-loving personality? Time travel is a complex idea, but rejuvenating your facial features has become a simple process due to a noted new procedure called fat grafting which can restore the youthful good looks of both men and women. Aging is impossible to stop but the effects it has on the face, like wrinkles, crow’s feet and loose skin, are now fixable using the little extra weight you’ve got in various parts of your body. Unlike operations involving fillers like Collagen, Radiesse, or Restylane, fat grafting involves taking your own unwanted fat and shifting it to another part of your body. This lowers the risk of allergic reaction considerably as well as the time required for the procedure and subsequent upkeep. While a procedure involving filler means being re-injected every 4 to 6 months, fat grafting involves only one procedure that can be done in a relatively short time, allowing for a simple recovery which should only last a few days. The effects are immediately noticeable after this single treatment and can last for 3 to 5 years.

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Dr. Cappiello was one of the first to do fat transfer to the face and has been performing this and similar procedures using stem cells and platelet rich plasma for over 8 years. He has performed numerous fat transfer operations to the breasts, buttock, hands and his favorite procedure, fat transfer to the face, lips, and eyebrows. The procedure is done using local anesthesia and conscious sedation at his Florida approved Surgery Center. Do yourself a favor this holiday season, treat yourself or someone else to a cost-efficient and easy way to recapture the beauty that aging took away with an all-natural and easy cosmetic procedure like fat grafting. Also, make sure to opt for an eyebrow lift or lip lift to get the full effect of the youthful you. Let this revolutionary and popular procedure tranform you back into a beautiful you.

Dr. Cappiello is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and holds numerous memberships in  professional organizations in the United States and Europe. He is also a “preceptor”, trusted to train other physicians in the art of using lasers in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Cappiello is affiliated with Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Countryside and Dunedin as well as Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital.


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The “MASTER SECRETS” To DEFY AGING! Fall is here, and it is time to reset the clock! So is it Spring Forward and Fall back, or Fall Forward, Spring Back? Difficult to remember for setting our tick-tock clocks! Either way, we can turn back our own BIOLOGICAL clock by “Mastering” the “Secrets” to defy aging. This leads the way to resetting, rebooting, regenerating and revealing a healthier, happier “Mind, Body & Spirit!” Why wait for the resolutions of the official New Year, when our individual “New Year” can begin right now? Once we commit to commit to our temple (body) and learn to master the wisdom and secrets of the ages, we can begin the process naturally. Our philosophy to live by is “age is only a number!” We have learned that the “fountain of youth” lies within each of us, just waiting to be tapped into. Aging is a premature, cognitive commitment, where we see others growing old and we think we should grow old as well. It doesn’t have to be that way, nor should it be. As long as we can arm ourselves with the knowledge that gives us power over premature aging to become ageless, healthy individuals for years to come! After 40 years of our own solid research backed by medical studies, science documentation, and applied methods, we’ve discovered when and why we begin to age as we do. Believe it or not, beginning early in life, there is one main contributing factor: the DEATH HORMONE! The death hormone stems from many things including the choices we make as we travel the journey of life. Factors such as lack of proper nutrition, 18

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MADE IN WEST TAMPA BAY ”I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain. I love little, country streams, sleep without dreams, Sunday school in May, and hay. And I love you, too! “I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends, birds in the world, and squirrels. I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups, bourbon in a glass, and grass. And I love you, too! “I love honest open smiles, kisses from a child, tomatoes on the vine, and onions. I love winners when they cry, losers when they try, music when it's good, and life. And I love you, too!”

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I have fond memories of listening to this song in the early/mid 70’s, with my parents and siblings. I loved it because Kentucky native, Tom T. Hall mentioned loving “little baby ducks,” and I did, too! I cherish those precious memories with my family. I am thankful for the way they raised me to be appreciative, respectful, and especially loving.

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Statistics of Income Bulletin, Spring 2012 and Winter 2012, Washington, D.C.; IRS, Data on the 400 Individual Income Tax Returns Reporting the Largest Adjusted Gross Incomes, 2009 Update to Statistics of Income Bulletin, Spring 2003, Washington, D.C.

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Individuals filed roughly 140 million federal income tax returns for 2009. Of those returns, just under 82 million (approximately 58%) reported federal income tax greater than zero--representing the lowest percentage of taxable federal income tax returns in 24 years. Half of all the individual income tax returns filed showed adjusted gross income of under $32,396. (Adjusted gross income, or AGI, is basically total income less certain adjustments--e.g., deductible contributions to a traditional IRA.) As a whole, this bottom-50% group accounted for just 13.5% of the total AGI reported on all federal income tax returns. Put another way, 86.5% of AGI was concentrated in the top 50% of returns filed.

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5%. This group reported about $2.5 trillion in AGI--31.7% of the total AGI reported--and was responsible for 58.7% of the total income tax for the year. The roughly 1.3 million returns showing AGI of at least $343,927 made up the top 1% of all filers. This group reported 16.9% of total AGI; in other words, over $1.3 trillion of the $7.8 trillion in AGI reported was reported by the top 1% of filers. This group was responsible for 36.73% of the total income tax for the year. There were just under 138,000 tax returns with AGI exceeding $1.4 million. These returns, making up the top 0.1% of all filers (that’s the top one-tenth of one percent), accounted for approximately $610 billion in AGI (about 7.8% of all AGI), and paid just over 17% of the total income tax.

Not all high-income returns showed tax

There were just over 3.9 million returns filed with AGI of $200,000 or more. Of these returns, 20,752 (0.529%) showed no U.S. income tax liability. Why did these returns show no income tax? The IRS report that provided the data noted that high-income returns generally show no income tax as a result of a combination of factors, including deductions for charitable contributions, deductions for medical and dental expenses, and partnership and S corporation net losses.

Average tax rates

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Top 0.1%--Average federal income tax rate of 24.28%

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For me, law enforcement is not a profession; it’s a calling. My duty; my mission is to see Pasco County protected each and every day. Our community should be a safe and desired destination for individuals to raise their families, run their businesses and see their hopes realized. As a 28-year resident of Pasco County and a 31-year career law enforcement veteran, my commitment to our community runs deep. As a community leader and public servant, I’ve experienced the best in our area and I understand the challenges facing us. Together we can transform our neighborhoods. Together we can build a legacy and together our stories – our lives – will transform our community. Committed to Pasco County, Kim Bogart

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The “Roaring Rotary 20’s” event captivated guests by taking them back to the era of prosperity and speakeasies. Wearing the best flapper dresses or pin-striped suits and fedora, guests spent the evening dining and dancing the Charleston and other steps as they enjoyed the wide repertoire of jazz and modern music performed by Hologram. The Rotary Club of Trinity’s mission is to make a positive difference in the health, education, and welfare of the lives of children in our community first and then beyond our region. The proceeds will be used to support children’s organizations, such as Pace Center for Girls, Pasco Kids First, and Youth and Family Alternatives in Pasco County.


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Family Fall Festival Downtown Longleaf 3104 Town Ave, Trinity Free admission

Oct 20 7pm

Casino Night Fundraiser benefiting Every Birthday Matters Crescent Oaks Country Club 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. Tarpon Springs/Trinity border

Oct 27 6pm- 8pm

Holiday Community Fellowship Church Trunk & Treat 5144 Sunray Drive, Holiday Treats, Costume parade. Free Admission

Nov 1 10am-3pm

Tampa Bay Senior Expo Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey Free Admission

Nov 2 6pm-10pm

Fresh Friday Night Farmers’ Market and Art Railroad Square in Downtown New Port Richey

Nov 8 5pm-10pm

Fall Fest & Carnival Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High Street, New Port Richey Carnival Rides, Games, Food & Beer. Entertainment under the tent.

Nov 9 4pm-10pm Nov 10 10am-10pm Nov 11 10am-5pm

Eco-Fest (Harvest Fest) Sims Park, 6341 Bank Street, New Port Richey Live music featuring bluegrass and Florida Folk. Arts & Crafts show, BBQ & southern style food, Kid Fun Zone. Free admission


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The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce is located in the Artists’ Faire Fine Arts & Gifts Gallery in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs.

Nov 10 6:30am-4pm

Chamber President, Sue Thomas, invites business owners and managers to attend the “Coffee with Class” networking breakfasts the first and third Wednesdays, from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, at Rusty Bellies Restaurant located at the West end of the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

Alzheimer's Family Organization 12th Annual Pasco County Charity Golf Tournament Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Boulevard, New Port Richey $80.00 per person. (727) 848-8888.

The Chamber office and Art Gallery is open seven days a week for visitor information, and they look forward to your visit!

Nov 14 7pm-10pm

Girls Nite Out at Planet Beach Contempo Spa, New Port Richey 8346 Little Road, New Port Richey

Nov 16-17 9am-2pm

Oct 20 11 am-11 pm 1st Annual Greek Food and Wine Fest St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Nov 4 Noon-1 pm 5th Annual Cops N Kids Motorcycle Toy Run 1- 6 PM After Event at Craig Park

Nov 30 7pm-11pm

Oct 20 4 pm-9 pm Halloween / Zombie Food Truck Rally Tarpon Ave

Nov 8 7-9 pm Music on the Beach - Sunset Beach Concert Series Lil' Pearl and the Big Boys (Classic Rock) and Bonfire!

St Stephens Holiday Craft Bazaar St. Stephen’s Church 5326 Charles St. New Port Richey

West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Group 6th Annual SLEEK & SEXY” 007 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” Cellular Sales Expo & Convention Hall, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, Florida

Dec 1 2pm-10pm

Main Street Holidays Sims Park, 6341 Bank Street, New Port Richey Presented by Greater New Port Richey Main St

Dec 1 6:30pm- 9pm

13th Annual River Lights Boat Parade Downtown New Port Richey

Dec 7 6pm-10pm

Fresh Friday Night Farmers’ Market and Art Railroad Square-Downtown New Port Richey

Dec 8 6pm- 9pm

Downtown New Port Richey 36th Annual Holiday Festival & Parade Holiday Card Lane - Pictures with Santa - Street Parade

Oct 20 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Haunted Forest North Anclote Nature Park Oct 27 & 28 10 am-6 pm Art Show at the Sponge Docks Oct 28 11 am-8 pm Halloween Fun Festival Tarpon Springs Youth Soccer - Tarpon Springs Sports Complex Nov 1 7 pm-9 pm Music on Sunset Beach-Free Concert Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs Nov 3 6-11 pm Night in the Islands Sponge Docks (Dodecanese Boulevard)

Nov 10 4-8 pm Wine Walk at the Sponge Docks and Downtown Purchase Tickets at Wine at the Docks or Tarpon Tavern $20 Advance / $25 Day of Event Nov 10 9 am-4 pm Fall Antique and Treasure Sale Corner Tarpon Avenue and Pinellas Avenue Nov 24 & 25 10 pm-5 pm 22nd Annual Downtown Festival of the Arts Downtown Tarpon Avenue December 8 Dusk Annual Tarpon Springs Recreation Holiday Illuminated Boat Parade From the Sponge Docks to Spring Bayou

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Bienvenidos Amigos to Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant: Excellente! Having taken the reigns from the Lopez family who opened their first Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in Pinellas County in 1983, current owners of Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant, Jose Salazar, Jr., and Karla Salazar, are still just as committed to serving only the finest & freshest Mexican & TexMex food Pasco County has to offer! With more than 20 years experience in the hospitality & restaurant industries, Jose still takes great pride and pleasure in the reactions of his satisfied customers, many of whom are regulars to Carmelita’s! Their menu is filled with an array of authentic dishes including customer favorites: the Chicken Enchiladas and the Del Rey Burrito. However, Jose’s favorite, and what he considers the best dish he’s ever created remains his Chile Rellenos. His idea of the ultimate feast is the Carne Asada combination platter which includes Chile Rellenos, Spinach Enchiladas, Grilled Skirt Steak and two sides. Carmelita’s other crowd pleasers include a wide variety of combo platters, so you can experience an array of flavors from the Southwest! Of course, all of your Mexican/Tex-Mex classics are available on the menu: tacos, burritos, tamales, carnitas and more! Additionally, a trip to Carmelita’s should always include their celebrated chips & salsa, which always leave you wanting more, coupled with a magnificent margarita or homemade sangria to wash it down! Each and every day, Carmelita’s prepares each dish with only the freshest ingredients. “I have full control of the vendors we buy from, meaning I can buy from chain companies or local businesses to keep up with freshness and quality,” Jose explains. The suppliers Jose works with on a regular basis must maintain a good reputation for quality and freshness, with competitive pricing. He always tries to buy produce, dairy, poultry and meat from local businesses in the community.

Furthermore, the Salazar’s support not only local grocers, but local churches, schools, non-profit organizations and charitable events as a means of giving back to those who have supported their family and their restaurant! Jose consistently delivers Carmelita’s customers with a fun, friendly ambiance, excellent customer service, and delicious Mexican cuisine served in appetizing presentations. The Salazar’s and staff of Carmelita’s believe in their product and are dedicated to doing their very best to satisfy their many customers through quality food and outstanding service! Carmelita’s is located at 8526 Old CR 54 in New Port Richey, with hours Sunday-Thursday from 11:00 AM-9:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM. Visit their website at www. or call 727-376-4800, for more information.


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Prime Time Post Apocalypse Continues With

REVOLUTION NBC ‘s latest offering premiered twice this week, on both Monday and Wednesday, to make sure viewers don’t miss it. With hundreds of other channels competing for your attention it is not a bad move. I missed Monday night’s show, caught most of it last night and picked up what I missed on the internet. For anyone who has trouble programming a DVR, shows on the internet and crisp and nearly commercial free. Revolution is the latest in a trend of post apocalyptic scenarios that have started to dominate the landscape of prime time scripted drama. The world without electricity fifteen years after the lights go out becomes a bleak existence where cars are transformed back into horse drawn buggies, bad men are at every turn and militia groups rule with leather fists. For all the violence and slaughter there is surprisingly little blood and killings are taken with nonchalance as the typical routine of daily life. Jon Favreau directs action sequences to pack substance into a few moments. Since his debut with Swingers he has grown into the Hollywood heavyweight who helmed Cowboys and Aliens and the Iron Man features. On TV he is obviously weighted by NBC practice and standards which delivers a softer view of the world portrayed. If this were HBO or Showtime, even AMC, it would be much dirtier and realistic.

The plot surrounds a girl who chases after her brother who is captured by militia men and employs her uncle, a weary badass bartender who doesn’t want to get involved but mechanically kills 20 men to protect himself and his niece. Based in Chicago, the production uses every worn out backlot set to create a vision of decay. This is the best thing about the show. But most intriguing is the woman with a key that turns on a light bulb and an arcane computer that lets her text with somebody. A key that an ex-Google millionaire carries with him, unaware of its power. JJ Abrams Bad Robot is the production house behind this series and as with Lost and Fringe, they leave you with damaging cliff-hangers that force you to come back for more. Six shows have been programmed but this one is going to have to get to the point quicker if they want to maintain an audience. Another calamity driven show, ABCs Flash Forward, did nothing but compound questions without enough exposition and viewers switched off. This is another show that is going to try and be the next LOST and it is not going to happen. The long term sustainability of this show has to rely on strong performances not just a bunch of what-ifs? Producers would be wise to introduce shows like this as mini-series with the sleeved ace of being able to expand on it if the audience

Other world end dramas soon to return are AMCs The Walking Dead, a fine adaptation of the graphic novellas and TNTs Falling Skies, where aliens are filthier and more sinister than those in ABCs V. Walking Dead’s ongoing drama and stress of zombies is more realistic than any aliens I see on TV. Of all the what-if scenarios, this is the one to watch. Mike Rembis is an avid TV watcher and the Director of Tampa Bay International Film Festival.


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begs for it. The last really great miniseries were all Stephen King adaptations; Golden Years, The Langoliers, Tommyknockers and The Stand. Not all TV writers are Stephen King of course, but every know and then a bit of brilliance bubbles to the surface. Awake went to sleep after 13 episodes last year and will not be revived. It was a brilliant program about a man in a coma/nightmare he couldn’t wake up from. The series ended with his true awakening and provided closure for all viewers. While this was a wise move to cap the series, more viewers would have jumped on if touted as a mini-series instead of a new series. If a new series doesn’t grab somebody right from the start, the idea is that one night, they’ll pick it up eventually.

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5th Annual Barktoberfest will be a Tail-Waggin Good Time! Looking for something fun to do this October with your fur-kids? Paw Wash Plus will host their 5th Annual Barktoberfest Pet Charity Event on Sunday, October 28 at Harley Davidson of New Port Richey to benefit SPCA Suncoast. Visitors, both two-and four-legged, are invited to join in the festivities starting at 11 a.m. and the fun will be nonstop from start to spectacular finish. Kim Crane and Diane Clokey, owners of Paw Wash Plus, really know how to throw a pet-friendly bash! “Four years ago this event started out as a small fundraiser in the parking lot of our shop. We just thought it would give our costumers a pet friendly event to come to while raising a little money for charity.” Says Kim. “After the 3rd annual Barktoberfest we knew it was too big to have at our location any longer and we began looking for a bigger venue”. That’s where Harley Davidson stepped in; they have been


big supporters of SPCA Suncoast and offered to let Paw Wash Plus use their location for future Barktoberfest events. “The more we can spread the word about these wonderful rescue groups and all they do for these animals, the easier it will be for them to accomplish their goals of getting forever-homes for animals in need.  These volunteers put so much time and effort into the causes that they believe in and we are just honored and proud to be a part of that community,” explains Kim. Vendors will be plentiful and will offer everything from beauty products to pet accessories. The Treble Hooks will be bringing their brand of Florida Soul Shine to Barktoberfest this year! That's right.... this year for the first time Barktoberfest will have a live band playing eclectic covers in the

traditional style of blues, folk, country, and rock with a southern soulful boogie woogie sound. The height of entertainment, though, will be the fur-filled costume contest that grows bigger and bigger each year. Paw Wash Plus has seven different costume categories to enter your pooch in: Best Biker Dog, Cutest Dog, Diva Dog, Most Original, Spookiest Dog, Pet/Owner Look Alike & Best Overall. Last year there were a record number of 59 dressed up pooches entered into the contest and each winner was awarded a trophy and winners bag with gifts worth about $50. This year they offered local businesses the opportunity to sponsor the contests and have their business names engraved on the trophies. . There will be food, games, music, photography, a bouncy house for the kids and let’s not forget the dogs…a tail-waggin good time for all!



Fall Safety Tips for Dogs

Fall has finally arrived, and we bet you can’t wait to get out and enjoy the crisp air and crunchy leaves with your fluffy companion! There are plenty of fun activities to partake in with your pup, but before you do, it’s time for some quick fall safety tips for dogs. Heed these warnings to avoid doggy discomfort and a stressful season. • Check for fleas and ticks! When outdoor playtime is over, inspect your dog thoroughly for fleas and ticks. Also, follow your vet’s advice regarding flea, tick, and heartworm preventives. • Be aware of allergies! While this time of the year offers a comfortable climate for dogs, it also brings uncomfortable allergic reactions for some. Ragweed and mold spores lurk in leaf piles, so be sure to rake and dispose of leaves. If your dog can’t stop scratching, you may need to get an oral antihistamine or medicated shampoo from the vet.

Pet Events Oct 28 11am-3pm 5th Annual Barktoberfest Paw Wash Plus - Pet Charity Event to benefit SPCA Suncoast Harley Davidson 5817 State Road 54, NPR Music, Food, Pet Photograpy, Bouncey House & Pasco County's largest pet costume contest Kid & Pet friendly event.

• Hike with caution! Hiking is a wonderful opportunity for you and your dog to enjoy nature’s beauty and spend some quality time together. It is important, however, to take note of any harmful plants, like poison ivy, and potentially dangerous animals, like snakes. In addition, wash any cuts with warm water and apply Nov 10 11am -7pm antibiotic ointment. If the cut is deep, visit the vet. 5th Annual Dogtoberfest

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IT's YOUR HOME Magazine - FALL ISSUE 2012  

IT’s YOUR HOME Magazines are filled with stories and information about the people, businesses & events which make our community so wonderful...

IT's YOUR HOME Magazine - FALL ISSUE 2012  

IT’s YOUR HOME Magazines are filled with stories and information about the people, businesses & events which make our community so wonderful...