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Brian Anderson, SSGT, USA Pasco County Stand Down The events that took place on September 11, 2001 shaped my future dramatically. I was called to service, not by a draft, but by my own personal convictions. I enlisted in the U.S. Army as a photojournalist and was blessed to get Airborne School in my contract. I was sent to Fort Bragg, NC and I was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. I am so thankful I was raised in the 82nd Abn. Div. because I learned from some of the best conventional leaders the Army has to offer. It was great to understand that structure; however I am an unconventional type of guy so I needed a change. During a deployment to Iraq I had the opportunity to work with a team of Green Berets. After the experience of serving along side these warriors I felt called again, this time to don the Green Beret. This was no easy task, both selection and the qualification course I had to go through to answer my call to service were grueling, but with real service comes real sacrifice and real commitment. After earning my Green Beret I was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and was immediately deployed to Afghanistan. I learned a lot during my deployments to Afghanistan, but nothing more important than the value of life. Our motto is “De Oppresso Liber”, to free the oppressed and after a few teammates passed I felt called to serve once again, this time back in the United States. I left the Army in May 2012 and started school at Saint Leo University. I am currently working on my Bachelors in Social Work. Since I moved here I have seen several homeless and at risk of homeless Veterans. I now serve as the task group leader for Pasco County Stand Down, an event of One Community Now, 501c3, which brings not only wrap around services (i.e. medical, dental, behavioral, addiction, employment, showers, clothes, food) but also a community environment that fosters a healthy relationship with our returning Veterans. Our Veterans served us, now we must serve them. We can not allow our returning Veterans to become statistics like our warriors before them; rather, as a community, we must find that personal conviction within us to serve our men and women as they return to the civilian population.
Sgt Michael Constantine, USMC MNB Cleaning Solutions Michael Constantine grew up in Coral Springs, FL, and became homeless before graduating high school. That’s when he made the decision to enlist in the United States Marine Corp, where he earned his Seargent stripes. When he graduated from Parris Island, he knew he was on a path to success! Michael began his eight-year civilian career in the mortgage industry, which led him to Pasco County. He was hired into the banking industry to manage training and recruitment for large local banks, using his Veteran status to introduce other Veterans into the banking industry. Michael opened MNB Cleaning Solutions, a licensed and insured, Disabled Veteran-Owned business, specializing in healthcare cleaning services. However, MNB is not just Veteran-owned, it is Veteran-operated! Michael explains, “In speaking with a lot of Veterans and seeing the struggles they have in transitioning to the corporate world, I decided to open MNB 2
Anthony “Tony”Nalli, TSGT, USAF Life Mobile At one point when Viet Nam was in turmoil and falling, Anthony “Tony” Nalli , was serving in the United States Air Force on a weapons crew that had “de-arm duty” for returning aircraft. Tony recalls, “We had so many planes landing from Viet Nam with full loads of bombs and ammo, but the real work was unloading the people from the cockpit. This was a one-seat aircraft but three or four people would be in there. The day started at 6 AM and ended at 10 PM, nonstop planes and people. Then, when it couldn’t get worse, a fire started in the grass where they were parking them (the planes), so my crew and I grabbed fire extinguishers and started to put the fires out till the fire department got there.” That’s just one day in the life of one USAF Serviceman. Tony entered the Air Force in 1968 fresh out of High School and spent 20 years defending our country until retiring from service in 1988. Now, he serves others in a different way, as an Independent Representative for Life Mobile. Tony added, “My job is not a job. It’s a freedom to be me and not depend on others. We are free to say what we want, do what we want, and go where we want. I’ve been to countries where you can’t go from one city to another without permission, or if you want to live in your own home, the government loans it to you. You cannot own without government permission. “Like many before me and those now and to come, we all love America, and we signed a blank check to all citizens that we would give our all to protect them and our way of life.” Tony is an active member of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus and the West Pasco Business Association. He and his wife of 42 years, Gail, reside in Trinity, and have a son, Darrell, and two granddaughters. Thank you, Tony, for your diligent service to our community and our country!
Cleaning Solutions and put as many Veterans to work as possible.” With many suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or other service-related injuries, MNB offers a wide variety of services that they can perform. MNB Cleaning Solutions provides full service cleaning, carpet/tile/vct steam cleaning, and weekly/monthly contractual janitorial services for all retail, medical, law,educational, and daycare offices in the Tampa area. “As someone who was once homeless at an early stage in my life, I fully understand the power of giving someone a chance to succeed. If I did not have someone who had faith in me and took me under their wing, I would not be where I am today. I want to give that same opportunity to as many Veterans as I can,” Michael added. For more information about MNB Cleaning Services, contact Michael Constantine at 727-415-0922, or email email@example.com.
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“The Art & Science of Dentistry”
david w. dempsey, d.d.s. the art and science of dentistry
Dr. David W. & Becky Dempsey Create Beautiful Smiles in our Community By Debra Taylor
entistry has evolved significantly over the years with the advent of new technologies and expanded services, and Dr. David W. Dempsey, dental surgeon and Trinity resident, is proud to offer the very best of these technologies and services to each patient in his practice. Becky Dempsey, Dr. Dempsey’s wife explains, “We truly believe that our patients are not just patients, but members of our ‘patient family’. David and I, along with our wonderful staff, have tried to develop strong relationships with our patients over the years, just like anyone would with a friend they value and want to keep.” Dr. Dempsey opened his family dental practice in downtown New Port Richey in 1978, and from there, his very successful efforts evolved with the times over the course of a quarter century. After two decades downtown, they relocated their office to Trinity due to the tremendous residential growth in the area. Dr. Dempsey and his expert staff work tirelessly to keep up with advances in dentistry and dental surgery through hours of continuing education. You can certainly receive more than simply a beautiful smile following a visit to Dr. Dempsey’s office! Their modern approach to “The Art and Science of Dentistry” includes spa treatments and procedures that are administered while patients are poised in the dental chair for an extended period of time. Most importantly, Dr. Dempsey and his team demonstrate anti-anxiety techniques so that patients experience a reduced level of fear and stress that many suffer when faced with dental appointments and procedures. A native of Portsmouth, VA, Dr. Dempsey and his family moved to the Washington D.C. area while he was in junior high school. He continued his education in that area, earning his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland-College Park, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Maryland-Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Dr. Dempsey’s skillful and talented staff consists of two dental hygienists, Betsy Pinto and Krystal Miccio; two dental assistants, Deanna Leggio and Ashley Hargitai; and front desk manager, Monica Lim.
What sets Dr. Dempsey’s dental practice apart from others in West Pasco County, is clear to his many satisfied patients. Becky adds, “Although there are many wonderful dental professionals in our area, we like to think that we give a little bit more to make each patient’s dental experience a positive one.” In terms of family, cosmetic, and “spa” dentistry, the procedures they perform are extensive. In addition to hygiene maintenance (cleanings) and fillings, Dr. Dempsey specializes in complete “smile makeovers”. This can consist of crowns, bridges, veneers, implants & whitening. Dr. Dempsey is experienced in making dentures and partials if that is the only option for a patient. He also performs root canal therapy and certain periodontal therapy, as well. His office utilizes the latest in digital radiographic imaging. Plus, patients may request complimentary hand paraffin treatments with every cleaning. Last but not least, Dr. Dempsey provides his patients with their Botox maintenance treatments! Between them, Dr. Dempsey and his wife Becky have four children and are the proud grandparents of two beautiful grandchildren with one on the way! They love the closeknit feeling that exudes throughout the Trinity community. They strive to give back by being contributors to a number of professional, charitable, and social organizations within Trinity and Pasco County such as Youth and Family Alternatives RAP River Run, The PACE Center for Girls, and the Pasco Education Foundation, just to name a few. Dr. Dempsey also provides complimentary dental care to several athletes on the Special Olympics Team. He is a member of the West Pasco Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association and The American Dental Association. Dr. Dempsey’s practice is located in Trinity Professional Place at 10733 Maple Creek Drive, Suite 102. Their hours of operation are 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Thursday. If you are a patient returning to see Betsy or Krystal, early-bird appointments can be scheduled through Monica beginning at 7:30 AM. To contact the office, call 727-372-0550. They welcome you to experience “The Dempsey Difference!”
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Grilled Oysters – A Favorite Summertime Recipe Complimented with a glass of refreshing wine, Rose D’Anjou By: Diana Jerome Adding rice to this recipe may help steady the oysters and prevent the flavorful sauce and juices from spilling. Of course, I only used rice because I didn't have any rock salt in the house. You can use either, or if you're able to balance the oysters on the grill grates, go for it!
Ingredients 16 whole live oysters 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (or substitute with dashes of Tabasco) 1/4 teaspoon salt Cracked black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley Yield: Makes 16 oysters
How to grill oysters
If you can find large, fat oysters, you can place the oysters directly on the grill grates. It's best to wear long, sturdy BBQ gloves so you can handle the oysters by hand instead of using tongs, spoons or spatula. However, if the oysters are small and flat, you'll run the risk of spilling its valuable, flavorful juices as well as the garlic-butter sauce. You can do what I've done, which is to place the oysters on a bed of rock salt or rice in a small pan -- and then placing the entire pan inside the grill or under a broiler. This steadies the oysters and prevents them from wobbling.
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Shuck the oysters, spoon a little sauce in each oyster. Place oysters on a very hot, preheated grill, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the edges of oysters curl slightly.
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This crisp, refreshing blush hails from France's best territory for fresh wines, the Loire Valley. This medium/ dry wine, made from the Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir skins for color, hails from the famous Anjou region, where the pears are grown. Filled with fresh berry and fruit notes, this is ideal for warm days on the patio, as well as elegant seafood and poultry dishes. This is a wonderful, berry-tasting, dry light summer wine that goes well with Grilled Oysters, Shellfish, steamed Crab Legs and Shrimp Cocktail. At Time for Wine, we offer you the opportunity to enjoy this lovely Rose, along with many other European and Domestic wines. Contact Diana at 813-664-1430 to order yours today, or visit our website at www.ewinetaste.com.
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Summertime is in full swing! We all spent the 4th of July weekend celebrating our Country’s Independence with our family and friends. Let’s continue that celebration throughout the year. On pages 2 & 3, we salute some of our very own “Hometown Heroes”. Take time to get to know them, listen to their story and if you have the opportunity, thank them for their Service to our Country and the commitment they continue to have in our community. Staying fit and healthy this summer is easy if you keep moving. You’ll find many tips and ideas to keep you going. Do you like Golf? We have included a local golf guide, pages 36-39 with easy access information to get your swing up to par this summer. Have you found your kids saying, “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!”? Don’t despair, IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine has the answer on page 43. Enter to win tickets to Congo River Golf and cupcakes from Sugardarlings for 10 lucky kids. Now that’s a party! Join IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine on August 3rd as we “Mob” another local business. Cash Mob of West Pasco helps local businesses achieve financial success, create everlasting customers and unite our community. Visit www.facebook.com/ CashMobofWestPasco to find out more. Our businesses within these pages have made a commitment to you to offer great products and services while supporting our community in so many different ways. IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine continues to connect our readers to our local businesses in an effort to promote a thriving, economically viable and close-knit community. Your Family. Your Community. Your Life…IT’s YOUR HOME! While school is out, enjoy your time with the kids, have fun and stay safe!
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Daddy’s Girl Always
Joanna DeLuca’s Finest Jewel! Seaman First Class, Michael Peter Jordan, United States Navy The words clearly written on a plain piece of paper recant the most vivid memories of Seaman First Class, Michael Peter Jordan, US Navy, who served for 13 years as both active and reserve: “The whole experience was memorable. We boarded the ship, USS Hermitage, (AP54), at 2:30 AM, and sailed the same day out of New York Harbor to Marsaille, France and brought back 5800 troops. We (returned and) sailed up the Hudson River with bands playing and people cheering and boats spraying water hoses in the air as we passed the Statue of Liberty. “Next we went down through the Panama Canal on to Pearl Harbor and then to Nagoya, Japan, where we brought 6000 troops to Seattle, WA. Next to San Francisco and Guam and Saipon with 6000 more troops. Then, two more trips to Guam with troops coming from all over the Pacific Islands.” This series of events can be referenced in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, provided by ibiblio.org. It is written in history, and Michael Peter Jordan was a participant! The USS Hermitage I (AP-54), originally sailed as an Italian luxury cruise ship hosting the rich and famous as passengers, with its initial launch in 1925. When Italy declared war on the United States, the vessel was converted to a transport ship by Cramp Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia, to transfer troops, POW’s and refugees from foreign soil to the United States. The USS Hermitage I (AP-54), was commissioned by the US Navy August 25, 1942, with Captain Donald F. Patterson in command. Daughter, Joanna and Son-in-law, Larry DeLuca, owners of DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry and Style Makers, are extremely proud of their Father and the role he played in the United States Navy, and the role he played as a Dad. Joanna explains, “My Mother and Father raised three girls on very little, but we had everything! They taught us right from wrong, and instilled in us morals and values that have stayed with us all our lives.” Michael Peter Jordan just turned 86 years-young! He is still active with the US Coast Guard Auxillary, bowls in a senior bowling league, and works out regularly at the gym. Thank you, Seaman First Class Michael Peter Jordan, for your service! We all salute you!!
BEAD & BLING BLOW OUT SALE DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry is back from vacation with a Bang of a Blow Out Sale. We need to reduce our current inventory to make room for some new merchandise lines, a little deviation, you won’t be disappointed. Nothing will be held back, we’re opening the safe. Sale prices will be from 20% to 80% off current prices. (applies to in stock merchandise only)
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Strike a flattering pose • • • •
If you're being photographed next to another person, angle your torso to face them slightly, creating a slimmer profile. Standing up? Cross one of your legs in front of the other. This will give the illusion of longer legs and a leaner silhouette. The famous "skinny arm" trick may be overused, but it works! Not only does putting a hand on your hip lengthen your arm, but it also forces you to stand up a little straighter. Do you have long hair? Before the flash goes off, pull it forward from the base of your neck to the front of your shoulders -- it will look fuller and more voluminous.
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Turn your head slightly to camouflage asymmetry and capture a more flattering angle. Tilt your face downwards, “chin down,” not up. For a genuine smile that doesn’t look forced, make yourself laugh by thinking of a funny story. As the photographer counts aloud to three, close your eyes, opening them on three as the photo is snapped. For a more natural expression, gaze at a spot slightly above the camera lens instead of directly into it.
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Tampa Bay Residents Allen and Melanie Milletics Named Body By Vi™ Challenge Champions Couple wins celebrity style Ultimate Transformation Vacation for achieving health goals. "We would never have thought that we would run a 5k race together. The Challenge was completely amazing and life transformational. " Tampa Bay,Florida (PRWEB) Allen and Melanie Milletics won the Body by Vi™ Challenge and were named the Active Couple Champions. ViSalus, the lifestyle transformation company that champions people’s weight loss and fitness goals through the Body by Vi™ Challenge, announced 21 new Body by Vi™ Champions before a crowd of nearly 10,000 at its annual National Success Training event in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Winners are chosen based on results achieved during their personal challenge (50%), personal story of their transformation (25%) and a community vote (25%). Allen and Melanie’s compelling story helped them win the Champion title. “We would never have thought that we would run a 5k race together. This was completely amazing and life transformational. We trained for months. Allen was working out with a personal trainer working to build up muscle mass. He had started at virtually zero because he has herniated discs and an ankle that has always given him trouble. The morning of the race was surreal and fantastic. I'm 38, and Allen is 45. The Gasparilla Distance Classic was our first 5k race. We had our two beautiful kids ages 8 and 12 in the back as we drove over to compete in a race. I was so proud that they were going to watch their parents run and that they were seeing us as these healthy, vital people. My goal was to run it - completely - and to finish my first race ever in less than 35 minutes. His goal was to complete the 5K, even if it meant walking part of the way to avoid injuring his ankle. As the starting gun went off and I took off, saying ‘see you at the finish love’, I cannot tell you how much my heart soared! I ran ahead and finished in 32:43 and Allen crossed the finish line about 10 minutes later - having jogged the whole way! He was elated! Our Challenge was fueled by the Vi-Shape Shake® and other ViSalus Products such as GO®, PRO®, and NEURO®,” said Melanie. “We’re so proud of the discipline and hard work our Champions put into the Challenge to achieve their personal goals,” said Ryan Blair, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ViSalus. “It’s beyond rewarding to see so many people taking the Challenge and sharing their achievements with others. We hope these newest Champions inspire even more people to go for their personal best in life.”
Among other congratulatory gifts, all Champions are rewarded with an “Ultimate Transformation Vacation”- including head-to-toe spa makeovers at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a stay at the W Hollywood Hotel, a $5,000 shopping spree with a personal celebrity stylist from Haute Street, Body by Vi™ Challenge Champion shoots with celebrity photographers, tickets to a Lakers game and more, for the complete Body By Vi Active Couple's Champions, Allen and Melanie Milletics V.I.P. red carpet experience. The Body by Vi™ Challenge starts with a simple personal goal set by each individual to improve their health, whether by shedding pounds, achieving their optimum physique or accomplish an athletic activity. The Challenge is built on five unique Challenge Kits to assist in these goals – Balance Kit, Shape Kit, Core Kit, Transformation Kit, and Fit Kit. Products in each kit are scientifically designed to help each person meet and exceed their own personal goals. ViSalus encourages everyone to join the Challenge online and document their results along the way with the use of their social media application - The Challenge Trainer. At the end of each person’s 90-day Challenge, they submit their results for a chance to share in $47 million in free products, prizes and vacations each year. Winners are crowned in three platforms (Weight-Loss, Active and Fitness) and three categories per platform: Male, Female, and Couple. In addition, ViSalus also crowns a Team, Family and a Random Drawing Champion. Winners in each category are called Champions and are announced and crowned three times a year at ViSalus National Events. Individuals who are up for The Challenge can contact Champions Allen & Melanie Milletics for more information and to get started at http:// www.ViChampions.com, or by calling 727-565-2053 About ViSalus Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI, ViSalus is the company behind the Body by Vi™ Challenge, a 90-day personal health and lifestyle transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and supportive global community. ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH).
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Your Surgical Specialist: Keith Chisholm, M.D., F.A.C.S.
When surgery is the only option, turn to Dr. Keith Chisholm of Surgical Specialists of Trinity for the highest quality care available! Dr. Chisholm is credited for performing some of the first robotic surgeries in Pasco and North Pinellas counties, including the first robotic-assisted, single-incision gallbladder surgeries. Currently, Dr. Chisholm performs surgery at Medical Center of Trinity and Florida Hospital North (Helen Ellis Memorial) in Tarpon Springs. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred method to correct problems with gall bladders, hernias, colons, appendixes, and more. Robotic surgery has become an acceptable option for minimally invasive procedures. “I guess laparoscopic colon surgery would be my favorite,” Dr. Chisholm confesses, “because it is technically challenging and the benefit goes far beyond the cosmetic. It provides for a better cancer operation than open procedures in many cases.” Aside from decreased pain, studies have shown numerous advantages to robotic and laparoscopic surgeries including faster recovery times and decreased disruption to the anatomy, which is especially beneficial to cancer patients. To schedule a consultation, contact Office Manager Jennifer Bryant at 727-372-0400. Surgical Specialists of Trinity is located at 10751 Maple Creek Dr., Suite 103, Trinity Professional Place, at the corner of Duck Slough and Trinity Boulevard. Check out their website, www.SSTsurgery. com. Office hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.
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We Celebrate Women Daily Women’s Care Florida: Williams, Goldman, Watson & Berg Beginning with adolescence, continuing through all phases of a woman’s life into menopause, it is important to have physicians and nurses with extensive knowledge, compassion and sensitivity. For over 30 years, the physicians and staff of Women’s Care Florida, Williams, Goldman & Watson, have provided advanced health care to women of all ages in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. The physicians and nurse midwives at Women’s Care Florida ‘Celebrate Women Daily’ in their services: annual preventative care, personalized obstetrics and advanced ultrasound technology, minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, comprehensive urogynecology testing and treatment, bio-feedback therapy for urinary incontinence, hormone replacement and more. Dr. A. Trent Williams received his PhD in Reproductive Physiology at Florida State University and completed his Post-doctoral Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He earned his MD at the University of Miami and completed his OB/GYN residency at the Regional Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA. He also completed the Galloway fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Joshua Goldman hails from New York. He completed his residency in OB/GYN at the Albert Einstein College of MedicineMontefiore Healthcare System in the Bronx. Dr. Goldman’s training in a large urban institution and years of cutting-edge experience demonstrate expertise in the specialty of urogynecology. Dr. Jennifer Evans Watson was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. She completed her residency at Christiana Care Hospital in
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Newark, Delaware. Her training at one of the busiest OB/GYN departments on the east coast has given her extensive exposure to a large volume of patients and comprehensive educational experience. Dr. Jessica Berg was born and raised in South Florida. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Her extensive training at a major urban medical center gave her the skills and experience to provide stateof-the-art, comprehensive women’s care. Drs. Williams, Goldman and Watson are certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are members of the Association for Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy. Together, Drs. Williams and Goldman provide all-encompassing urogynecology services. Gaye Ficarrotta and Jacqueline Tinny comprise our nurse midwifery team. They both hold a Master’s Degree, midwifery certification and are members of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Together, they provide expert obstetrical services, lactation classes, family planning and routine gynecological services. To schedule a consultation at Women’s Care Florida in Trinity or Safety Harbor, call 727-376-7734. For more information, visit www. womenscarefl.com. The Trinity office is located at 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Suite 171, and is open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
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Dr. Jordan Young & Dr. Robert Smith Joining Forces for a Healthier Community!
Native Pasco County resident, Jordan Young, M.D., aspired to be like his Father, a well respected doctor in his community. He attended Florida State University after graduating from Ridgewood High School in Port Richey, where he majored in Nutrition & Fitness. From there, he continued on to medical school in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and completed his residency in Greenville, North Carolina. When he returned to the Florida in July 2012, Dr. Jordan Young joined his father, Dr. Robert Young, in his Bayonet Point practice, both specializing in Internal Medicine. “I wanted to work with my Dad, so I chose his area of expertise. Like father, like son,” Dr. Young explains. “We work mostly with patients suffering from complex maladies such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, just to name a few.” However, Dr. Young’s contemporary style and desire to expand his practice along with his expertise and training in procedures such as application of Botox and Juvederm® fillers, has led him in a new direction, straight to Trinity! “I wanted to expand my practice in Trinity. There’s a wonderful growing population who are making their homes here,” he explained. “I want to live closer to the community which I serve, being available for my patients is important to me.” Dr. Jordan Young has been married to his wife, Maria, for six years. They have two children, Alex, 18, and Sophia, 3.
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While seeking to find and share office space in Trinity, Dr. Jordan Young met Dr. Robert L. Smith, Jr., a Gynecologist/ Obstetrician practicing at Women’s Care Center. Dr. Smith grew up in the Buffalo, NY, area and completed his undergraduate degree in Rochester. He continued on to Chicago Medical School, where he earned his medical degree and served his residency. Dr. Smith relocated to Florida in 1997, because “even growing up in Buffalo, I hated the winters and cold weather,” he confessed.”When I was trapped at the hospital in Chicago following foul weather, I decided that was it.” A New Port Richey resident for more than fifteen years now, Dr. Smith serves his patients primarily at Medical Center of Trinity. He also has privileges at Morton Plant Northbay, and Mease Countryside Hospitals. “This is a great place to practice, Dr. Smith said. “Patients are genuinely nice here.” Dr. Smith and his wife of ten years, Lori, reside in New Port Richey, where they are raising their 3 year-old son, Trey. Dr. Jordan Young and Dr. Robert L, Smith, Jr., joined forces to open their practice in Trinity: 9332 State Road 54, Suite 202, in the Medical Arts Building on the campus of Medical Center of Trinity. They will host the grand opening of their new location in August. To schedule an appointment please call, Dr. Young at 727-862-5478 or Dr. Smith at 727-849-1659.
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MASTER WARRIOR GOLF One Year Anniversary Master Warrior Golf, by Grand Master Dennis Kelly, celebrates the ONE YEAR Anniversary of its first “official” pilot study done at Crescent Oaks Golf &Country Club, featuring General Manager and Golf Pro, Jerry Couzynse. Grand Master Dennis Kelly, five-time World Martial Arts Champion, and author of The Six Steps to the Fountain of Youth, has proven that the secrets to his success in one sport, can and will affect his success in other sports. He introduced his Master Warrior Golf Peak Performance Program in 2012, as a pilot study consisting of a group of golfers at Crescent Oaks, who all achieved a 100 % success rate. This special “niche” program created by Kelly through his company, Defy Aging, Inc., centered around his observations of the students who were regularly attending his Tai Chi classes, who were also showing improvements in their golf scores at various golf courses. Knocking strokes off their games, driving balls further, and winning first place trophies, were caveats, and the only difference between his students and other handicapped golfers was their regular participation in his Tai Chi/Chi Kung classes. In an effort to understand how this worked, Kelly took a break-down approach to his class. He decided to put together a program designed specifically for golfers, which would include miraculous side benefits to their golf game and their game of life! Targeting golfers, “Master Warrior Golf” was born, using specific exercises geared for the golfer. Specialized breathing, guided imagery, and his newly-created “dynamic fusion,” helped build strength and lean muscle, while increasing metabolism for fatburning, all of which encouraged weight loss. “One of the things that really helps golfers through my system, is instruction about avoiding injuries through improved balance, focus and concentration,
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Best in Bay Area TRINITY, FLA. – Trinity Club Apartments, featuring 300 luxury rental homes, has been honored by the Bay Area Apartment Association with two top awards, including New Construction Property of the year for 2012.
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Competing against new apartment communities in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties, Trinity Club, located off State Road 54 in Trinity, emerged as the best community in such areas as floor plans, community amenities as well as overall concept and design.
Trinity's master plan includes shopping centers, office buildings and a commerce park. Amenities include the multi-million-dollar YMCA, the Morton Plant Mease medical complex, and an elementary school. The community also features a range of recreational facilities, a number of small neighborhood parks and the 18-hole Fox Hollow championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.
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Situated on about 30 acres at 10800 Torino Drive, Trinity Club is a limited-access community offering one- twoand three-bedroom floor plans with one to three baths. The apartment homes range in size from 672-1,340 square feet of living space for monthly fees ranging from $829 to $1,575. Among amenities offered by this pet-friendly community are a pet park, a free fitness center, billiards room, playground, barbecue and picnic areas. It is situated near shopping, restaurants, the James P. Gills Family YMCA of West Pasco, as well as the newly opened Medical Center of Trinity, the first new hospital in west Pasco County in more than 20 years. The leasing office is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.For more details, call (727) 807-3356 or visit www.trinityclubapts. com. Trinity is a $1.5 billion master-planned community in southwest Pasco County. It stretches from the PascoPinellas county line north to State Road 54, and from Seven Springs Boulevard east to Gunn Highway. One of the largest communities of its kind in Pasco County history, Trinity also is among the largest communities
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Nestled among the grandfather oaks on 5 gorgeous acres this log home is one-of-a kind custom built. Offers room for up to 3 families, main home is 4 BR, 3.5 BA with loft. 2nd home in-law has 2 BR, 2 BA with its own kitchen, or could be rental income with private entrance. The lower walk-out has large workshop (30x40). The pool area is amazing with beach entrance, salt system to oversized pool with large jacuzzi. Screened area is 1749 sq ft. Zoned AG so you can bring the animals. 2 fireplaces, master suite with sitting area, oversized kitchen with tons of cabinets and brand new electric cooktop. $539,900 Barbara Quist 352-596-9999
3805 River Oaks Court, Trinity
Nice low maintenance villa/ condo in well established small community of only 41 villas. This unit is directly across from the community pool. This unit features a wide open floor plan with wood floors in living and dining areas and lots of cabinet space in kitchen. Debbie Dawson 727-709-9541
1037 Rudolph Court
Impeccable in and out. Amazing landscaping, very private back yard. Living room, dining room, family room with fireplace, open to oversized chefs kitchen with pass thru to extended pool. Lanai with vinyl slides for year round use overlooks very private back yard. Oversized 3 car garage with tons of storage and dream workshop area. Inside laundry complete with washer & dryer, built in sink and lots of cabinets. Pavers driveway and surround pool. A must see for your discriminating buyer! $244,900 Barbara Quist 352-596-9999
Tornado Hits Close to Home: My Sister, My Hero
According to a recent report in USA Today, the two category EF5 tornadoes that struck Oklahoma in late May were rare, unusually large and powerful. On the 0-to-5 Enhanced Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity, an EF5 tornado’s projected wind speed exceeds 200 mph. Unfortunately, the sister of local businessman, Bill Place, owner of Crescent Oaks and Wentworth Golf Clubs, witnessed the destruction and the aftermath of the massive EF5 tornado that tore through Moore, OK, and destroyed the school where she served as librarian. Here is a chilling excerpt from Pi Johnston’s email to Bill: “My school is totaled; it is completely gone except for one or two brick walls. Plaza Towers Elementary was built in the 60's, with the library added-on in 1998. A new building in back of the main building was built five or six years ago, and that is where the children were killed 2nd and 3rd graders. The boiler exploded, flooding the halls, and the walls collapsed, pinning them down in the water. We are still doing a head count. I survived with everyone in the main building by cramming into the bathrooms. Afterwards, I helped get children out and over the rubble. Then we had to try and calm them down enough to tell us whether they were hurt.”
Pi suffered some bruising and torn shoulder ligaments after lifting children from the rubble. She visited with President Obama, where she commended fellow teachers and administrators. “My hero is my sister Pi Johnston,” Bill commented. “Instead of leaving the school at first notice of the tornado, Pi stayed to help the kids and get them out of the demolished school. Pi has always given her best to her school kids; this time she helped save their lives.” Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an influx of donations from around the country. Most local efforts have shifted from requesting goods to requesting monetary donations to help the Sooner State. Donations can be made to the following: •
American Red Cross: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation; call (800)733-2767, or visit www.redcross.org.
The Salvation Army: Send checks or money orders to P.O. Box 2785, Lubbock, TX 79408; or to Oklahoma Tornado Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
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4 Classy Kitchen Cabinet Updates for Under $100 You don’t have to spend a lot to give your tired cabinets a lift. These 5 inexpensive cabinet updates will brighten the mood of your entire kitchen. KraftMaid/Masco Retail Cabinet Group
If you’re going to dive into this DIY project, keep these tips in mind: • Lighter-colored paints will make your kitchen seem bigger. • Don’t skip on prep. Thoroughly clean cabinet doors and boxes to remove grease and dried-on gunk; fill holes or nicks with wood putty, then sand. • Sand each coat of paint so your final coat will look perfect. • Lay doors flat to paint, and wait until each side is completely dry before painting the other side. It will take more time, but you’ll avoid ugly drip marks.
In this before-and-after shot, the home owner added molding to cabinet doors to update the look. Image: Brandi@ bet1975. blogspot.com www.houselogic.com 1. HANDSOME HARDWARE Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up. To save time and money, replace 1-hole hardware with 1-hole upgrades; 2-hole with 2-hole. That way, you won’t need to drill or patch.
3. MOULDING MIRACLES Crown molding adds a touch of class to the tops of tired cabinets for less than you’d expect. Three-inch, primed composite crown molding with a dentil design costs as little as $20 for 8 ft. 4. FANCY GLASS Change the glass insert in a cabinet door, and you change the look and feel of your kitchen. “Decorative glass takes stock cabinets and gives them a custom look,” says Anthony Longo, who sells glass panels. Types of glass inserts are limitless — contemporary, bubbles, raindrops on water & antique.
2. PRETTY IN PAINT Nothing updates old cabinets as quickly as fresh coat of paint. Painting cabinets yourself is cost-effective — a few gallons of paint, sandpaper, cleaner — but the process is time-intensive. You can paint most cabinet surfaces, but proper prep is key to success. For laminate and melamine finishes, be sure to rough up the surface with 150-grit sandpaper, and apply a good bonding primer before topping it off with the color of your choice.
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Proud to be an American By Debra Taylor
Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations accentuate our summers with backyard barbeques, cornhole games, swimming, boating, fireworks, and fun fellowship with family and friends! However, it is important not to forget the reasons behind these most special of occasions.
2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.
As the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, is annually observed on the last Monday of May, to remember the many men and women, past and present, who have courageously fought for our freedom and security through military service. We honor them by visiting gravesites, decorating headstones, and participating in numerous patriotic celebrations. Having originated in the years following the Civil War, Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971.
I have an enormous level of respect and gratitude for the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and families, who have sacrificed their lives to protect our American freedoms. It’s rather overwhelming to consider how long America has been defending itself against enemies, “both foreign and domestic,” to protect the rights and freedoms our forefathers set forth in the United States Constitution more than two centuries ago.
We all know the reason behind the Fourth of July, right? Here is the synopsis according to History.com:
July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (177583). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies, then fighting in the revolutionary struggle, weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July
My father, my brother, my uncles and great-uncles chose to give back through their service in the Army, Air Force and National Guard branches. Most served tours of duty around the world during such conflicts as the Korean War, World War II and Vietnam, and some during peacetime occupations in Japan, Korea and Thailand. I am extremely proud to be an American and to have a family history of service. As I raise my wine glass to toast this Fourth of July, I do not hesitate to recognize and remember why!
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Although it is only required for the coverage to be in the amount of the loan balance, you should seriously consider protecting your equity and fully insure the home and its contents in case of a flood. Flood insurance protects your largest asset, your home. For a modest annual premium, you can have peace of mind that you will be covered for your eligible losses. Flood insurance is just one of many policies that our insurance division provides. Since Unbehagen Insurance, Inc. is independent, we can compare prices, of all possible insurances, among many well-known and established insurance companies! Once you are a client, we continue to do this yearly at no additional fee – FOR YOU! Ten (10) minutes is all it takes for a quote! Simply call me today. I’m Tracy, the director of Unbehagen Insurance, Inc. I love to save clients their hard-earned money!
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WEST PASCO EVENTS July 11-25 2nd Annual “Invasion” To Business Success
Presented by West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors Club & Young Professionals Group Follow the Treasure Map for a two-week “pillage” Ends at the “Treasure to Success” Business & Community EXPO on July 25th at the Verizon Event Center www.WestPasco.com
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West Pasco Join Us for our 13th Cash Mob of West Pasco County Prizes • Giveaways • Fun
Saturday, AUGUST 3RD at 10 am
Meeting Place: The Parking Lot of Cadence Bank 4010 Little Road, Trinity, FL 34655 WHAT A GREAT WAY TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER!
We will meet in the parking lot of Cadence Bank in Trinity. There we will announce the business we will “HIT” and head over to our Secret Mom & Pop business to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP! All we ask is that you come armed with a $10 bill for your shopping pleasure! When done shopping, we will all meet at Grand Plaza Cafe located at 4040 Little Road in Trinity to enjoy a cold drink or lunch and take votes for the next Mom & Pop business to “HIT” in the West Pasco area. Together we will do a little networking and share what we do with other Cash Mobbers. OUR THANKS TO YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES! “If we each do a little, we all do a lot!
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**The original “Cash Mobs” started in 2011 in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY. Since then, Cash Mobs have been sprouting up all across the U.S., Canada, and around the world. While organized by many different groups of people, all appear to have the same goal in mind: to support local businesses that they love! YOUR VOTE COUNTS! COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES OF WEST PASCO! In 11 “HITS” we have already contributed over $20,000 back into our local businesses thanks to the wonderful folks in West Pasco County Florida!
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NETWORKING AROUND TOWN Trinity Positive Business Network
Monday 8:30am Oasis Coffee Spot 9213 Little Road Regency Shopping Center, NPR 813-333-1622
Wednesday 12 noon Monthly Crescent Oaks Country Club 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd, Tarpon Springs Barbara Marville-Kelly 727-945-9223
BNI Outlook to Success
Thursday 7:15am Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, NPR Clay Henderson 727-534-5191
Tuesday 7:30 am Timber Greens Country Club 6233 Timber Greens Blvd, NPR 727-847-3898
Trinity Business Association
Tuesday 5:30pm First & Third Tuesday of each month Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity firstname.lastname@example.org www.trinitybusinessassociation.com
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Thursday 11:30am First Thursday of each month Medical Center of Trinity No charge to join Gigi D. Evans 727-945-9669 2nd Thursday of Each Month
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 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, 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!
Community Service Council
Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm 2150 Seven Springs Blvd, Trinity www.westpascobusinessassociation.com
2nd Thursday of each month 11:30am Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, NPR 727-942-2539
West Pasco Chapter of NPI Tuesday 11:45am Boulevard Beef & Ale 6236 Grand Blvd, NPR Rob Marlowe 727-847-2424
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May 11 6pm-11pm Night in the Islands Features live Greek music, dancing, and outdoor dining. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
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West Pasco Business Network Wednesday 12 Noon – 1pm Blue Dolphin Restaurant 8825 SR 52, Hudson Bill Pearce 727-277-2617 www.westpascobusiness.org
Weekly Daily Luncheons 12 noon Thursday - Boulevard Beef & Ale 6226 Grand Blvd, NPR Friday -The Stadium 2349 Seven Springs Blvd, NPR If you have a business group that you would like to share, email us at email@example.com.
May 23 7pm Music on the Beach Concert Series Sunset Beach Featuring: De Lei'ed Parrots June 1 Out of School Beach Bash Sunset Beach -Tarpon Springs Recreation June 1 Beach to Bayou Run 7:30am
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June 2 11am 5th Annual Tarpon Springs Chamber Golf Scramble Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort Shot Gun Start 1pm June 15 Wine Walk Downtown and Sponge Docks June 20 7pm Music on the Beach Concert Series Sunset Beach Featuring: Crystal Beach String Band June 22 4pm-9pm Food Truck Rally Downtown Tarpon Avenue
June 1 6pm-11pm Night in the Islands Features live Greek music, dancing, and outdoor dining. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
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Kids Free Bucket Program
On the outskirts of Trinity in Tarpon Springs, two golf courses, Crescent Oaks and Wentworth Golf & Country Club, are two of a “trinity” of golf courses owned by Bill Place of Ace Golf, that offer members and guests exceptional options and amenities unfounded at other golf clubs in the area.
What can parents do this summer to pry kids away from video games and get them doing something healthy and enriching without costing a lot of money? How about a sport that adults and kids can do together for the rest of their lives – Golf!! Every day this summer, Ace Golf is offering kids ages 5 to 15 a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at any one of their 5 locations.
Located within extravagant, gated communities, these semiprivate golf clubs welcome the public to participate in rounds of golf, shop the pro shops, dine in beautiful restaurants, and host incredible banquets, receptions, meetings and events. After millions of dollars in upgrades, these golf courses are in impeccable condition to enhance the whole golf & country club experience! Crescent Oaks and Wentworth Golf & Country Club have been touted by members and guests as two of the friendliest golf courses in West Tampa Bay! Membership in one club means benefits at all three of the courses owned by Place: Crescent Oaks, Wentworth and Pebble Creek.
Both courses are open to the public seven days/week. For more information about Crescent Oaks, located at 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., call 813-6954285 or visit www.crescentoaksgolf.com. Wentworth Golf & Country Club is located at 2990 Wentworth Way, and can be reached at 727-439-0454, or www.wentworthgolfclub.org. 36
Just stop by and pick up a punch card now through August. Kids age 5-15 can play golf for free any day this summer with a paying adult. Ace Golf also offers Summer Junior Golf Camps, Adult Golf Schools, Summer Golf Round Package Discounts, and “Everyday Heroes” golf discounts for active duty police and first responders. “Golf is a mainstream sport that anyone of any ability can play at just about any age”, says Ace Golf Owner Bill Place. “Anyone may take advantage of our lesson programs, dine in our restaurants, and play at our courses. We also offer additional privileges and events with membership.” Wentworth Golf Club | 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs | 727-942-4760 www.wentworthgolfclub.org Crescent Oaks Country Club | 3300 Crescent Oaks Boulevard, Tarpon Springs 727- 937-4653 | www.crescentoaksgolf.com
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Summertree Golf Club
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Wesley Chapel 813-973-1111 www.saddlebrook.com
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St Andrews Links
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New Port Richey 727-376-0035 www.ssgcc.com
Tarpon Woods Golf Club Palm Harbor 727-784-7606 www.brookercreekgc.com
Silver Dollar Golf Club
Odessa 813-920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com
The Eagles Golf Club
Springer Gulf Harbors Golf Course
Odessa 813-920-6681 www.eaglesgolf.com
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GOLF GUIDE The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Timber Greens Country Club
FREE GOLF ALL SUMMER No Dues Now thru September 30th *With Paid Annual Membership Starting October 1st New Members Only
FREE SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP THRU SEPTEMBER New members only. No purchase required. KIDS FREE BUCKET A DAY All summer. Age 15 & under. No purchase required.
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Kid’s Summer Golf Camp Seven Springs Golf and Country Club is offering a fun filled summer with our Youth Program! Our Golf Professionals will teach your child the basics of Golf.
Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 3:30PM Children 5-11 years old
Our Camp Director and Camp Counselors organize group games, crafts and activities. Children will also enjoy swimming and pool games. What a great opportunity for your child to learn the game of Golf and spend their summer.
Lunch, Snacks, and Drinks are included in your fee. Space is limited to 30 children per session so don’t delay! $50.00 deposit will secure your dates!
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You only have to ask “Mushroom Melissa,” “Crazy Steve,” or “Nice Guy Nick,” where to get the best sandwiches around, and you’ll quickly find out: Best of Philly Cheesesteak House. These guys are regular customers, and they know what they like. Michael & Debbie Natoli purchased the business in 2005, and they have perfected the delectable sandwich for which their restaurant is named. Authentic, Amoroso rolls are delivered fresh from Philadelphia. Tender slices of steak are ornamented with just the right amount of onions, then smothered with white American cheese. Only the best ingredients are used to prepare all of their fabulous offerings, but most especially the Philly Cheesesteak! It’s not just their signature sandwich that rocks. Other specialty cheesesteaks, half-pound burgers, hoagies and more are available seven days a week and are simply scrumptious! You don’t have to travel more than 1000 miles to get an authentic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. They are served daily right in your own backyard! Best of Philly Cheesesteak House is located at 2321 Seven Springs Road, New Port Richey. Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery [within a five-mile radius] is available. Call 727376-3828 for more information.
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In restaurants, for example, a server should be rewarded with a gratuity of 15-20%, of the check TOTAL, BEFORE coupons or discounts are applied. In a buffet-style restaurant where service is limited to beverages and clean-up, 10% is standard. Often times, people base tips on the final bill total after discounts, which short-changes and ultimately penalizes the service professional who has performed well. Sommeliers, or wine stewards, may share the server’s gratuity. However, if you choose to tip separately, 10-20% of the wine cost is appropriate. Coat-Checkers generally receive $1/coat.
Here are some additional tips on tipping: • Salon Stylists, Manicurists, Massage Therapists: 15-20% • If more than one person attends to you, (Shampooers, Colorists, etc), they share 15-20% • Taxi, Limo Drivers, 15-20% • Bellhops, Porters, $2/bag
• Valet Attendants, $2 • Hotel Housekeepers, $2/day • Concierge, $5-$25, if they secure dinner reservations or exclusive theater tickets • Doormen, $1, if they hail your taxi or deliver your car
MysteryPAR Diner FOUR With amazing real estate, great shopping, world-class golf courses, Trinity offers families some of the best living in the North Tampa area of Florida. I find that to be very true! I’ve been dining in this area for the last 7 years, and have seen many restaurants come and go, but one that has been around and stayed the course since my family and I moved to Trinity is Windows on the Green at Fox Hollow Golf Club. Our table had a fantastic view of the 18th green, #10 tee and the beautiful 10-acre lake. Accentuated by the beauty of a stunning Florida afternoon, we were dining in an atmosphere of peacefulness and tranquility. The restaurant is located at 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, which is nestled between the distinctive luxury homes of Champion’s Club and the scenic, picturesque Fox Hollow villages. The décor reflects a love for the game of golf, and you are immediately drawn in by the casual and welcoming ambience. We decided on eating lunch here, and arrived around the noon hour. We seated ourselves, and were immediately greeted by our wonderful server, who promptly brought our drink order to us. Even though there was only one server in the tavern, she was able to take care of all the patrons who were there for the same reasons we were: to enjoy a delicious meal, surrounded by premier golf course views. After placing our order for 3 sandwiches, we were entertained by golfers putting and chipping their way onto the 18th green. Within 15 minutes of placing our order, our food arrived. The Ybor Cuban consisted of Smoked Ham, Genoa Salami, Mojo Pork, Big Eye Swiss, Pickle Chips and Grain Mustard Aioli on Authentic Cuban Bread. Served warm, this delectable sandwich had a satisfying crunch to it, and was chock full of flavor. The second sandwich was a Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap, which included Grilled Chicken Breast, Crisp Romaine Hearts, Diced Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Shaved Parmesan and Creamy Parmesan Dressing. The chicken was served warm, and was complimented by the creamy dressing. The Romaine Hearts gave the wrap a nice snap, crackle and pop and added another element of flavor to this dish. We also were able to experience the Trinity Tuna Melt. Served warm on a Toasted Brioche Roll, this mouthwatering entrée included Grilled Albacore Tuna, Crisp Lettuce, Vine Ripe
Tomatoes, Avocado Applewood Smoked Bacon and Big Eye Swiss. The bacon was prepared to perfection, adding just the right amount of smoky essence to the meal. When ordering, we had opted for a side of coleslaw, instead of the French fries (upcharge of $1.00) or onion rings (upcharge of $2.00). The coleslaw was a hit, as it packed a crispy crunch and was not overpowering in its flavor. All three meals were pleasing to look at, as well as pleasing to the palate. Generous portions made the meals quite filling and most enjoyable. It’s always wonderful to experience the combination of enjoying a meal that tastes as good as it looks! The restaurant itself was spotless. From the tables to the carpeting, everything was pristine. The bar area also offers a healthy selection of options. The cocktail list showcases new interpretations of classics, as well as modern mixologist inspired originals. There is also an abundant selection of wine by the glass and/or bottle, and a beer list that is sure to satisfy all. The service we received was very good as well. Our server kept a keen eye on our soda’s and brought refills without being asked. Would I recommend Windows on the Green to my friends? Most definitely! In fact, I would even share this wonderful experience with my family as well. Now that’s saying something!! Overall rating: 1 being the worst – 5 being the best, I’d give this restaurant 4 houses out of 5.
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The book nook By: Helena Trangata
In the spirit and theme of this issue, Salute America, I would like to introduce you to my husband, Joe Trangata. Joe was drafted and made sergeant in the US Army during the Cuba Crisis… that is another story for another day. He is very proud and patriotic, and he and the other veterans in our neighborhood always remind me when patriotic holidays are approaching, because the American Flags are snapping and waving from every porch!
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Not only has Joe served in the military, he has penned several novels including What’re the Odds, and Every Day Above Ground. His genre is fiction, writing mostly about growing up in Philly. His books encompass love of family, romance, mafia, war (as mentioned above) and features a spiritual, mystical old man.
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For 15 years, Joe served as a consultant for manufacturers with the US Dept. of Commerce. Later, he owned a large IBM dealership in New York. (As with his passion for writing, Joe loves to train folks!) He is currently an author and active volunteer for various diverse organizations in Pasco County.
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I am very proud of my husband as a Veteran, Father, and Grandfather to our two sons & five grandchildren, who reside in other states. For the month of July, Joe’s second ebook, What’re the Odds has been reduced to half-price, and you can find Every Day Above Ground for only $2.99! Book links: www.amazon.com/Whatre-the-Odds, and www.amazon.com/Every-Day-Above-Ground Please check out and “Like” Joe’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JosephTrangata If you or someone you know is a creative local talent, let me know so we can schedule an interview! Helena Trangata is Owner & President of Bellisimo, a firm that provides mentoring, coaching and marketing services to creative individuals who are looking to e-publish or need help with digital content marketing. She is a certified Life/ Vision Coach and an ordained minister. Helen is published in several magazines and an anthology book. For more information, visit her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/InfinitePossibility or call 727-457-9391.
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Old McMicky’s Farm is Open Again! A young boy confined to a wheelchair is grinning ear to ear as he carefully pets a small piglet. Everyone around him is smiling, taking photos, and capturing the wonder of this heartfelt moment. It’s farm life at its best at Old McMicky’s Farm in Odessa! A section of the famous Camp Keystone, “Florida’s oldest continuously inhabited camp,” Old McMicky’s Farm provides visitors young & old the opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of life on an American farm, complete with up-close interactions with barnyard animals, including pigs, ponies, cows, chickens, sheep, rabbits and more! Old McMicky’s Farm is not simply a petting zoo. Ever milked a cow? Test your milking skills at this fully operational farm. Children and adults always appreciate a visit to the Baby Barn where the young animals are nurtured. Plus, children especially love the barn maze and the hayrides! Originally opened to the public in 1991, Old McMicky’s Farm quickly became a favorite field trip destination for thousands of kids, parents, and seniors right here in Tampa Bay and from around the country. After years of neglect, the “Old Florida” landscape was purchased by Ralph Zuckerman of Palm Harbor, who chose to revitalize and re-open this most popular slice of Americana. The owner shared, "Today is such a fast-paced society, I wanted to create something where families can come and have a great time in more of an old-fashioned way.” As part of the Farm’s commitment to giving back to the community, Old McMicky’s Farm hosts a program known
as “1000 Kids,” as an outreach to children with disabilities and those facing other challenges. The program allows these children to visit the farm as a guest at no charge, so they receive an educational experience about farm life, and one that will empower them to continue gaining new life experiences. Old McMicky’s Farm’s 1000 Kids Program has the goal of welcoming 1,000 kids a year in the Tampa Bay area who are facing challenges to come out for a great day at their Farm and enjoy amazing moments with animals and activities in an atmosphere filled with love and fun. If you are a charitable organization serving children and are interested in visiting the Farm as part of the 1000 Kids program, you can contact Old McMicky"s for further details. Not only can visitors tour and explore Old McMicky’s, and picnic under the mighty oak trees, it is an amazing venue for private parties and corporate picnics, beautiful barn weddings, reunions and other events, offering a truly unique experience for everyone involved! The Farm is also a favorite for great children’s birthday parties. Old McMicky’s Farm is nestled comfortably next to Crescent Lake at 9612 Crescent Dr., Odessa. To schedule tours, events and parties, or to obtain further information, please call 813-9201948, or visit their website at www.oldmcmickys.com. You can also see more about the Farm and keep current at www.Facebook. com/OldMcMickysFarm. Tours begin at 9:00 AM, with the last tour starting at 1:00 PM, TuesdaySunday.
Cool Treats for Hot Dogs Chilled Dog Treat Ideas and Recipes for Summer By Jenna Stregowski, RVT, About.com Guide
When temperatures rise outside, your dog can easily get overheated. Heatstroke is just one of the many summer hazards that can affect our dogs. There are many ways you can help keep your dog cool in the hot weather. Chilled or frozen dog treats are a great surprise for your dog. Not only will they help cool her off, they can also help relieve boredom when she is cooped up inside. Here are some ideas for healthy, cold treats your dog will love:
Doggie "Ice Cream" Real ice cream is not healthy for dogs. The excess dairy can cause GI upset, plus there is too much sugar. "Lick-a-lots" and "Frosty Paws" are two types of healthy dog "ice cream" that dogs love. But, if you want to save money, or would rather not run out to the store, you can make a version of them yourself at home. Here's how:
You will need: • 1 ripe banana • 8 ounces of plain yogurt (lowfat or non-fat, greek yogurt is ideal) • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (creamy is best) Mix ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Pour mixture into three or four different small plastic containers and freeze overnight. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to get the taste and texture your dog likes best. Leave the treats in the container and serve one to your dog, but be sure to supervise (so he doesn't eat the container). These treats will last longer if you don't pop them out of their containers. Experiment with mix-ins like finely diced carrots, apples, or lean meat.
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