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

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

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

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


Directory OF HOMETOWN PROFESSIONALS | FALL 2014 Shop Local. Buy Local. Eat Local.

Accounting Unbehagen Advisors .................... 27

Fashion The Ten Dollar Store .................... 14

Picture Framing Picture Perfect ............................... 22

Administrative Services Anything Office ............................ 26

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

Pool Contractor Posh Pools of Florida..................... 23

Advertising & Marketing IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine ........6 Air Conditioning Contractor Best Services A/C ......................... 24 One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating .........................................5 Apartment Living The Trinity Collection................. 1,9 Attorneys/Personal Injury Andreopoulos Law Firm ............. 28

Golf Courses Seven Springs Golf & Country Club .......................... 33, 35 Hair Salon & Nails Aqua Terra Salon & Spa ..................6

Real Estate Agents Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage........................20 Mary B. Archie, Florida Luxury Realty .................. 19

Style Makers Salon ....................... 15

Restaurants Brix 33 Fine Wine & Bistro .... 32,33

Homecare Services Home Helpers ............................... 17

Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery ........................ 31

Cabelo Salon.................................. 11

Penguin Pretzel Factory ............... 33

Charles S. Philips, LLC ................ 26

Jeweler DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry................... 12

Back Care Products Better Back Store .......................... 17

Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center.............. 17

Business Groups & Organizations Cash Mob of West Pasco ............. 10

Mortgage & Financing Movement Mortgage .................... 19

Roof & Exterior Cleaning Hammerhead Softwash...................2

SPCA Suncoast ............................. 38

Music Lessons Music Matters ............................... 34

Companion Care Home Helpers ............................... 17

Storage Facilities Seven Springs Self Storage ........... 19

Nail Salon Amber Nails .................................. 15

Computer Repair Cudixs ............................................ 28

Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus .............................. 37

Tile & Flooring Home & Tile Renovations of Florida ....................................... 22

Cleaning Services Donna’s Cleaning Angels ............. 24

Photographers Acotto Images ............................... 35

Dance Studio Dance Extreme Academy .............. 34

Steve Hyatt Photography ............. 15

Junior Service League .................. 12

Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce ............................... 35 Congo River Golf.......................... 35 4

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Physicians-Family Care Dr. Richard Smith. ......................... 17 Physicians-Podiatry Foot & Leg Specialty Center ........ 16

Seven Springs Golf & Country Club ................... 33 Zen Forrest .................................... 31

Upholsterer Sunshine Upholstery .................... 22 Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco...... 39 Best Care Animal Hospital .......... 39 Country Oaks Animal Hospital .... 39

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PUBLISHER/EDITOR MARKETING DIRECTOR Debbie Dawson CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tom Cristello EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Debra Taylor Tee CONTRIBUTING WRITERS DEFY AGING / Barbara Marville-Kelly MONEY MATTERS / Todd Unbehagen TAYLOR MADE TO A TEE / Debra Taylor Tee WEST PASCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / Paul Friedlander TIME FOR WINE / Diana Jerome YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR / Debbie Dawson PHOTOGRAPHERS Acotto Images Steve Hyatt Photography J. David Wright SOCIAL MEDIA Topaz Digital Ink, LLC ADVERTISING To request a Media Kit Call (727) 709-9541 or email: Advertising@ItsYourHomeMagazine.com SUBMIT STORIES, PRESS RELEASES OR EVENTS Do you have a story or an upcoming event you would like to share? Email info in 250 words or less to Editor@ItsYourHomeMagazine.com and your story may be published in an upcoming issue. Visit our Digital Online Version www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com Phone (727)709-9541 Fax (727)264-6194 Published by TOPAZ DIGITAL INK, LLC. 3805 River Oaks Ct. Trinity, FL 34655 IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine is published in print and online eight times per year with news and advertising designed exclusively for the residents of our community. Copies are distributed via direct mail, and distributed throughout the community of Tampa Bay, Florida. No reproduction or transmission of ads, editorials, pictorials, digital or print advertising and/ or design content in any form of this publication are allowed without publisher consent. All rights reserved © 2014.

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Hometown STORY

Kevin Abendroth, Music Matters Some of the all-time great bands started their musical journey in the acoustically-imbalanced garages of family and friends. However, thanks to Kevin Abendroth, owner of Music Matters, garage band musicians now have the perfect place in Trinity to hone their craft, polish their talent and well… Jam!

“We have many parents and customers who have expressed interest in playing in a band like they may have years ago in the garage,” Kevin said. “We will match up a drummer, two guitar players, bassist, keyboardist and singer to make that happen. The band will meet with our band leader one evening a week, or on Saturday, and prepare several songs to play in a big show. Our interest list is growing, and we’re looking to start adult and kids bands very soon.” Music Matters began serving Tampa Bay residents in the mid to late 90’s, as a piano and organ shop, featuring group lessons, which were most popular with older adults. However, seven years ago, Kevin’s vision for the future of his passion led him to sell his other locations, relocate to Trinity, and open a convenient shop for children, families, friends and neighbors. “We have a large variety of instruments and lessons that we currently offer. We started with just a few teachers and studios and have grown to more than 25 instructors and over 400 students,” Kevin stated. All of the professional instructors are affiliated with local schools, music organizations or churches, and each are

dedicated to inspiring students to learn and have fun with music. This complete and diverse staff makes it possible for students to work directly with the perfect teacher for them. As a web special to the community, Music Matters offers the first lesson free, so students, and/or parents, can determine if the instructor will be a good match for the student. www.musicmattersfl.com

Music Matters’ 12-week classes include Rocks’Cool bands for both kids and adults, and Pops’ Cool vocal groups for kids. The end of each class term culminates in a big show at an exciting performance venue. The underlying mission for Kevin and Music Matters is to present numerous opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the benefits of playing a musical instrument in a fun and exciting environment. Music Matters offers a wide variety of products and services, making them your one-stop shop for lessons, instruments, instructional music books, and musical supplies. The array of musical instruments available at Music Matters includes electric & acoustic guitars, band instruments, digital pianos, and so many more! Private lessons for individuals, ages four and up, are available for most instruments, but the most popular remain the piano, guitar, drums, violin, ukulele, band instruments, and voice. Kevin added, “Our rock band classes for kids have been a big hit for several years, so we are gearing up for a new rock band just for adults.” Stay tuned for upcoming holiday camps for kids during school breaks in December. It’ll be the perfect opportunity to catch up on holiday shopping while the kiddos experience musical magic at Music Matters!

ind, to the m o everything. s g n i t w verse, aiety to life and i n u o the arm and g t l -Plato u o h s c es nd t giv ation, a You’re invited to visit I . w in a l g a l www.musicmattersfl .com, for more ora the im m information and the “First Lesson Free” is a ght to c coupon; “like” their Facebook page, i s fli u www.facebook.com/pages/Music-Matters; or M drop by the shop at 4112 Little Road, Trinity.

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Table OF CONTENTS

COVER PHOTO: The Trinity Collection Great Things Come in 3’s ~ Story on Page 9

CONTENTS

YOUR FAMILY. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR LIFE... IT’S YOUR HOME YOUR FAMILY 13 Local Stars ~ Ooh-La-La 26 Your Financial Security Rob Wolf of Sterling Wealth Management 29 Community Events Fall Festivals, Events and Fun! 33 Family Owned Local Favorite Penguin Pretzel Factory YOUR COMMUNITY 7 Hometown Story-Music Matters Music Matters wih Kevin Abendroth 10 Cash Mob West Pasco What Local Business Needs a Boost? 12 Dancing with the Local Stars Junior Service League 32 Chef Du Jour ~ A Triple Team at Brix 33

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YOUR LIFE 11 What’s Hot This Fall ~ Fall Beauty Trends 16 Signs of Skin Cancer of the Feet The Foot & Leg Specialty Center 17 Back Pain Got You Down Maybe It’s Your Chair! 27 Money Matters Top 5 Things When Starting a Business YOUR HOME 9 Great Things Come in 3’s ~ The Trinity Collection 18 2nd Annual Pasco County Home Show Support Our Local Contractors 20 Looking to Buy or Sell Your Home? Debbie Dawson, “Your Hometown Realtor” 25 Four Rising Home Trends The Home of Tomorrow CONTESTS 8 Golf Giveaway Contest Congratulations to Felicity Montgomery 34 Kid’s Autumn Cork Painting Contest Win a Gift Certificate to Penguin Pretzel Factory 35 You’ve Got the Cutest Little Baby Face Contest Win a Photo Shoot 36 Cutest Pet Contest Win a “Spaw” Makeover & Dinner BACK COVER 40 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club It’s No Secret... Pasco’s Best!

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Come in A Collection of Built on the foundation of spirit, design, charm and lifestyle, Trinity has evolved into a visionary masterpiece thanks to three gorgeous, trendy luxury apartment properties. The developers, Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc. continue to further enhance our beautiful corner of West Pasco County. Introducing: The Trinity Collection

Trinity Club ~ 10800 Torino Drive

Elegant Apartment Homes • Residential Resort • Leasing Today! Located in the social heart of the community, Trinity Club Luxury Apartments offers resort-style maintenance-free living to enhance your lifestyle. Offering your choice of stunning one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans; these beautiful apartments were designed with nine foot ceilings, beautiful granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile, a laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer and lots of roaming space. Some units even feature screenedin patios, faux wood flooring and detached garages. These interior features are also included at the other 2 new properties. Amenities include controlled-access gated entrances, a 24-hour fitness and cardio center, game room complete with a billiards table, business center with internet & coffee bar, as well as a zero-entry pool with lap lanes, barbeque grills, and valet trash pick-up, and so much more! Residents of Trinity Club Apartments have access to a fenced dog park, a kid’s playground and a soccer field to run and play. Residents are just minutes from excellent schools and day care centers, trendy restaurants, high-end retail options, the Medical Center of Trinity, a multi-million dollar YMCA, world-renowned golf courses and many local parks.

Trinity Exchange Apartments ~ 1920 Spade Fish Boulevard Brand New Apartments • Available for Move-In September • Leasing Today!

Discover the perfect setting for your active, modern lifestyle at Trinity Exchange, the newest & hottest apartment homes in West Tampa Bay. This resort-inspired community is an ideal home base for your adventurous life, with easy access to trendy restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment. All of these amazing apartment homes are designed with unparalleled style, allowing you to create the lifestyle of your dreams! Amenities include controlled-access gated entrances, a 24-hour fitness and cardio center, game room complete with a billiards table, complimentary WIFI on the sundeck, next to the zero-entry pool with lap lanes, as well as the clubhouse, and each home was designed with a screened patio. Entertain using our outdoor kitchen, and feel pampered with valet trash & recycling pick up.

The Retreat at Trinity ~ 11405 Billfish Circle

Brand New Apartments • Available for Move- In Mid December • Leasing Today! Experience senior living at its best at The Retreat at Trinity. This 55+ residential community offers the finest surroundings and amenities for your retirement years. Our immaculate apartment homes provide everything you need in one place. Reside in peaceful refuge designed for your total comfort. This controlled-access, maintenance-free community provides elevators, with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness and cardio center, Zero entry heated pool with lap lanes, a poker room complete with billiards, an arts & crafts room, a theater room, weekly activities and Sunday Brunch, and much much more. Detached garages and storage cages are also available for your convenience.

Trinity Community Park ~ Coming Soon! All Trinity residents will be within walking distance to the new Trinity Community Park, located off of Trinity Boulevard. The park will include picnic areas, walking and jogging trails, pickle ball courts, a dog park, all surrounded by beautiful scenery.

You are invited to take complimentary tours of these lovely apartment homes, lead by one of many warm and friendly staff members who look forward to introducing you to a new, exciting and pampered lifestyle at The Trinity Collection! For more information, visit www.trinitycollectionapts.com, or call 727-807-3356.

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DO YOU KNOW OF A LOCAL BUSINESS IN WEST PASCO THAT COULD USE A BOOST IN REVENUE?

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

Happy Anniversary IT’s YOUR HOME MAGAZINE! We are so excited to begin our 5th year of publishing Trinity’s Local Community Magazine, IT’s YOUR HOME. Our success is because of you, our readers and the local businesses, that make our community so special. I came up with this dream of connecting home, community, and business years ago when our economy took a turn for the worse. Many of us (local businesses in Trinity) banned together in an effort to promote and support each other. Advertising, marketing, and networking has been the key to our survival and continues to be the means for our ultimate successes. Our community is in the midst of significant growth, with many new home communities (pg 31) being developed. Businesses are certainly seeing the impact! Look for the hottest new trends that predict the home of tomorrow (pg 25) and be sure to visit the 2nd Annual Pasco County Home Show (pg 18) at the Verizon Event Center. You are cordially invited to come out and support our local contractors and vendors.

IT’s YOUR HOME MAGAZINE is all about YOU! We want to hear from you. This is YOUR Community Magazine. Please share your stories, photos and events. Enter our contests to win fabulous gifts from our local businesses. Send in your adorable baby photos to win a professional photo shoot (pg 35) and your cutest pet photos to win a “spaw” makeover (pg 36). Fall is here and there is so much to do! Check out the many fall festivities (pg 29), and join in the fun! I would like to thank our editorial director, Debra Taylor Tee and our design director, Tom Cristello, for the dedication and hard work that it takes to get our magazine out to you. Still a team after four years, and together, we want to thank you, our local businesses and readers, for your continued support.

“As always, please shop the local business within these pages. They are committed to offering great products and services and are grateful for your loyalty and patronage. IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine continues to connect our readers to our local businesses in an effort to promote a thriving, economically-viable and close-knit community. If your local business wants to support our efforts, contact us, and we will support yours!” Your Family. Your Community. Your Life… IT’s YOUR HOME!

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Style & BEAUTY

Photo: Imaxtree

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BLACK OUT Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath created the dramatic eye makeup at Lanvin in Paris, where she used black eyeliner along the lid before smudging it with a brush in all directions. MIXED METALS Pairing slicked back hair with a deep, metallic burgundy lip, the look at Ralph & Russo is equal parts romantic and modern. To ease into the metallic lipstick look, use a matte lipstick on your entire pout, then a metallic finish color only in the center.

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COLOR HIGHLIGHTS Colored extensions were added to high, sleek ponytails by stylist Laurent Phillipon at the Herve Leger show. Models were given either orange or blue extentions depending on their ensembles. MINIMALISTIC MANICURES At Laura Biagiotti in Milan, the minimalism came in the form of a rose gold metallic polish. While the look is simple, playing up the metallic trend on nails is an easy way to keep an otherwise simple manicure interesting.

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The 6th Annual Dancing with the Local Stars fundraiser, hosted by Junior Service League of Greater New Port Richey, and sponsored by Bob Memoli, Florida Luxury Realty and Stacy Kemp, Kemp & Ruge Law Group, will take place at Spartan Manor, October 22, beginning at 6 PM. This year, seven of our community’s brightest stars were selected to compete in this fun and festive fundraiser, thanks to their dedication and enthusiasm, help and support in West Pasco County: Lorraine Cesare, Shawn Foster, Barry Horvath, Stacy Kemp, Barbara Marville-Kelly, Craig McCart, and Julie Rogers. Our very own contributing writer, Barbara Marville-Kelly said, “I’m honored to be part of this year’s Dancing with the Local Stars, as I step into service wearing my dancing shoes for Junior Service League of Greater New Port Richey!” Contestants will be competing for votes in order to win this competition. One dollar equals one vote. The proceeds generated support the Junior Service League scholarship program, and many local charities, including PACE Center for Girls, Catholic Charities Women & Children’s Center, HPH Hospice CAP Camp, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired & Blind, RAP House and more. Tickets for this special fundraising event are available for $25 per person. Each ticket includes entry to the event, along with one vote for your favorite star. Sponsorships are also available which include votes, tickets, and promotion of your business at the event. Junior Service League is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted for votes, and checks should be made payable to Junior Service League. For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angie Gardner at 727-808-4517 or angela.j.gardner@wellsfargo.com.

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Being Thankful

We have a lot to celebrate with the Fall issue of IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine. Not only is it our fifth year in publication, but we are also excited about the change of seasons and the great things happening in our community!

I, personally, have a lot to be thankful for and commemorate this year. My husband and I are preparing to celebrate our one year anniversary October 5th. Since we married, we have rescued two wonderful canines from a local no-kill shelter: a nine year-old dachshund named Kellie, and a two year-old Rottweiler mix, Magnus.Yes, they are an odd couple, without a doubt, but they get along quite well, and certainly bring lots of joy to our lives! We also celebrate and are quite grateful for our health and that of our families, something not to be taken for granted. To that end, I celebrate the lives of two wonderful women, both, my great aunts, and the legacy they left us through many cherished memories. They were the last of a long line

Editor’s

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Taylor Made to a Tee By Debra Taylor Tee

of “greats,” and I am thankful to have known them and learned from them. As we transition from summer to autumn, our balmy temperatures may not weaken as much as they do up north, but we can celebrate the seasons of change, and the beginning of the end of another year. The holidays will be here in a matter of weeks, rather than months. Celebrate whatever is in your life and your heart, and above all, be gracious. We, at Topaz Digital Ink, are thankful for and celebrate you, our fabulous audience, without whom we would not have this forum to share about our wonderful, local businesses, community events, and useful insights. Please let us know what kinds of things you find interesting, or what you wish to see or read about in IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine this coming year. We want to continue to evolve as professionals, and provide a quality publication you look forward to receiving each issue! As our thanks to you, we promise to do our very best to make your wishes come true over the next year!

LOCAL BAND PLAY 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Music OOH-LA-LA A love affair between two Trinity residents, Kelly & Chuck Belloise, a shared passion for music, dance and performance, and an exciting life filled with incredible successes and path-altering disappointments and gratifications, eventually resulted in an incredible dance group successfully performing for audiences of all ages throughout West Tampa Bay. Introducing… OOH-LA-LA.

“Members of OOH-LA-LA are terrific vocalists, top-notch instrumentalists, and they each express themselves with great entertaining flare. They are seasoned musicians and have performed in some of the best known night club touring acts in the country,” Chuck proclaimed. Kelly Belloise, who serves as a registered nurse at Medical Center Trinity by day, hams it up for OOH-LA-LA audiences by night, singing lead and harmony vocals and contributing instrumentally with congas & drums. Kelly is a popular, dynamic performer, and beautiful front person for the band! Chuck Belloise is a vocalist who plays bass, keyboards and guitar. He also handles all things marketing, production and engineering, including lights, lasers, sound & set-up... Chuck never stops. His drive to succeed for his family, band and audience is astounding! Jamie Heaverlo, an amazing addition to the group, is a talent-

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ed, beautiful lead/harmony vocalist, front person, and choreographer.

Jamie was named “Miss Pasco” and placed in the top ten on the “Miss Florida Pageant” in 1988. Mark Brown [aka Mark Spencer], Dunedin resident, flawlessly executes all things percussion and instrumentation, be it drums, keyboards, guitar or kazoo! For three years, Marcus played across the country with touring band, XTC. OOH-LA-LA has maintained regular gigs in the Tampa area for more than eleven years. Their repertoire includes some of the hottest tunes on the charts. Yet, they easily knock-out 70’s, 80’s and 90’s medleys with dynamic performances that perfectly match their enthusiasm and personalities! Take a look and be genuinely entertained by listening to some of their fun performances on YouTube. Become a fan on their facebook page, and you’ll always find an entertaining evening with OOH-LA-LA! https://www.facebook.com/band.oohlala

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DEFY

Style & BEAUTY

AGING, NOW!

Dennis & I are constantly being asked about our “secrets” to defying the aging process and to living a “Prime Time Life.” How do we keep our golden years from being rusty years? How are we so positive and so happy in spite of negative Dennis Kelly & Barbara Marville-Kelly circumstances? For us, it comes down to one power word: CHOICES! We have both done much research to glean knowledge to make the best choices for our lives. We refer to this as “the wisdom of the ages.” This also includes trial & error lessons learned from life experiences along our journey. We quickly identified PEACE & HARMONY as two more major power words that strengthened us. Learning the “ABC power word list”, using our Master L.I.F.E. Institute© blueprint, and following our simple “Be Attitudes©”, can help you become a “growth-seeking individual” in all areas life. It may sound overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be once you know the “secrets” to mastering your life and become aligned with the people who match your enthusiasm, ethics, and truth. Build a foundation grounded in LOVE and constructed through faith, commitment, honor, achievement, authenticity, honesty, and gratitude. Pay it forward, give back and expect nothing in return. Is there anything more valuable than making a difference in someone’s life? Follow these principles and you should always be able to look in the mirror and like who you see!!

For more info, visit www.dennis-kelly.com, or call 727-945-9223, for speaker events, personal consultations & training.

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Health

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Signs of

SKIN CANCER of the feet what to look for

By Dr. Omair Zafar, DPM

In Florida we are spending more time on the beach and by the pool. Most of us are taking a proactive approach in protecting ourselves against the sun’s harmful rays with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. However, one area of the body is often overlooked. We tend to put sunscreen everywhere but our feet! And since many don’t have a habit of checking our feet on a regular basis, when melanoma is detected on the feet it is usually in an advanced stage. Melanoma may not be the most common of skin cancers (accounts for 5% of all skin cancers), it can be the most lethal according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately 76,100 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States during 2014. The rates of melanoma have been rising for at least 30 years. Melanoma of the foot is of even greater concern due to the fact that it may go undetected in its early stages. Provided skin cancer is found and treated early, it can almost always be cured. Look for the ABCDE’s of skin cancer prevention.

A is for Asymmetry: One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.

B is for Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred. C is for Color: It’s not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, or sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue. D is for Diameter: The spot is larger than 6mm across (about ¼” – the size of a pencil eraser), but melanomas can sometimes be smaller. E is for Evolving: The mole is changing in size, shape, or color. Share these ABCDE’s of skin cancer prevention with loved ones and monitor any present moles or growth on your skin for changes. If you suspect any of these abnormalities contact Foot and Leg Specialty Center at 727‐842‐9504. So the next time you throw on those sandals, take a moment to apply sunscreen to and examine your feet. Dr. Zafar received his medical degree from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency with an emphasis in foot and ankle surgery at the Detroit Medical Center, which included Detroit Receiving Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, both of which are level one trauma centers. His extensive training in Orthopedic and Pediatric surgery includes specializing in trauma, adult and pediatric foot and ankle surgery, ankle arthroscopy, chronic ankle pain, and forefoot surgery including bunions, hammertoes, and flat foot repair. He also recognizes the challenge of caring for the diabetic patient and is experienced in the techniques needed for limb salvage, skin grafts and complex wound ulcers.

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Health

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The Herman Miller Chair Awaits You at the Better Back Store Do you sit in your office chair for hours? Do you experience back or neck pain, tingling, or numbness in your limbs? A good work chair will address the unique requirements to naturally support all regions of the spine, even as a person shifts seated postures throughout the day, or moves from standing to sitting. Each action involves the entire spine, so a good work chair will be flexible and address variables like human size. The ergonomic design of the Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair with the Butterfly Back, truly supports the unique requirements of each region of the spine and naturally supports and maintains spinal curves. This keeps the back relaxed and free of pain, pressure and interference, creating balance and shock absorption for the movements of the body. Visit The Better Back Store at 4018 Little Rd, New Port Richey, to try the Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair for yourself, and feel the difference! Desk and computer work has never been so ergonomically-correct and comfortable! www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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LIVING LUXURY HOME IN ARISTIDA

Elegance & Privacy!

Upon entering this 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath, 3 car garage pool home luxury home you will notice the brick paved entrance and grand circular driveway, an abundance of privacy on a 1.06 acres lot. Beautifully detailed bamboo flooring in the office, formal living and dining areas. Detailed crown molding, trim, plantation shutters, canned lighting, surround sound, intercom system, bay windows, arch ways and so much more. Sliders around the whole back of the home allow for a very open feel that overlook the pool, lanai, and conservation area. This master suite is fit for a king and queen! Exquisite kitchen includes a sub zero refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, lots of cabinet storage, pantry, 2 sinks, center island, travertine flooring, custom back splash and beautiful granite counter tops. Only $517,900!

POOL, LANAI, AND CONSERVATION AREA

THE RESERVE AT SEA FOREST

Luxury Maintenance Free Waterfront Living! Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath, oversized 2 car garage in a beautiful waterfront gated community. Open kitchen, solid wood cabinets, granite countertops, plenty of storage, built in convection oven, and gas appliances. Elevator shaft, 2 fireplaces, 2 balconies with gulf views, 2 AC units, 1st floor screened covered patio, 3rd story utility room. Master bath has dual sinks, oversized walk in shower, private toilet room and best of all - the Jacuzzi whirlpool garden tub. Only $259,900!

MITCHELL 54 WEST

New Community Planned at the Corner of SR 54 & Little Road Mitchell 54 West has a site-plan spanning almost one million square feet of ranchland earmarked for department stores, restaurants, a 12-screen movie theater, and as many as 800 residential sites. Kitson & Partners, a private residential and commercial real estate investment and development company unveiled the enormous site plan to which they are now pinning prospective tenants. In time, the residents of West Pasco County could be the big winners of an expansion of economic growth and opportunities with the welcome addition of Mitchell 54 West. Call Debbie Dawson for a list of homebuilders coming into Trinity

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Adults At Play in Trinity’s Premier Gated Golf Community! HERITAGE SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB

Your gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car garage home awaits you and has the perfect floor plan for entertaining. Your eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream with everything you need including wood cabinets with pull out drawers, pantry, solid surface counters, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The open and spacious living room and dining room have beautiful French doors that open up to the large bonus room. Heritage Springs features 55+ active-adult country club living. The majestic clubhouse includes a restaurant, performing arts center, pool, tennis and bocce courts, fitness center, golf putting area and driving range. The Golf Course is designed by Ron Garl featuring blended water, sand, trees and the natural beauty of the area to create a truly memorable experience for all golfers. Only $234,900!

AFFORDABLE LIVING IN TRINITY

Debbie Dawson Your Hometown Realtor for over 16 years

10710 State Road 54, Suite 106 Trinity, Florida 34655 727-709-9541 www.YourHomeTampabay.com

WHY RENT? You Can Own A Villa For Less! Luxury Maintenance Free Waterfront Living!

Enjoy entertaining in your backyard with no rear neighbors. Screened lanai off the living room to enjoy the fresh air of the outdoors. Master bathroom has been renovated, walk in closet for plenty of storage. The roof, air conditioning system, and kitchen appliances have been updated. HOA fees are low, $40 includes community pool & shuffleboard.

Only $56,900!

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Add some acorns and nuts to a hurricane vase with a white pillar candle and you have something simple, stunning, autumnal, affordable and eco-friendly!

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The Center for Independence/The Arc Suncoast

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any of the freedoms we possess as individuals are taken for granted far too often. We must never forget those living with physical and mental disabilities, incapable of living life independently, unless they are one of more than 500 Pasco County residents currently served each day by The Center for Independence, soon to be renamed The Arc Suncoast. For almost 50 years, the CFI (formerly, A.R.C.), has sought to assist developmentally and intellectually challenged individuals in our community, by offering services that teach them how to live, work and achieve their own personal levels of independence. In the early years, ARC was an acronym for the Association for Retarded Citizens. This was appropriately changed to drop the “R” word, as it was, and continues to be, politically incorrect. However, to retain the alliance of donors and members familiar with the former ARC acronym, the new name maintains that familiarity in brand awareness. CFI/The Arc Suncoast is joining forces with the state and national Arc organizations to continue building the programs and services that heighten the benefits and advocacy for their clients. Currently, the services CFI/Arc offers include New Freedom Transportation, which provides transportation to those without;

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Adult Day Training, which consists of classes for learning numerous life skills & essentials; Residential Services that allows for clients to live together as a family; and Employment Services, which includes job coaches and work training so clients can achieve job placement within the community. The new CEO of CFI/The Arc Suncoast, Cathy Holland, presents an impressive resume, having worked tirelessly with civic organizations and non-profits over the course of her career. With an endless supply of energy, and loyalty to the core, Cathy assumed the helm at this amazing organization in May, following in the footsteps of Emile Laurino, who retired a 36-year veteran administrator. “I’ve been in the nonprofit sector most of my career and thrive when working with people with developmental disabilities, as they are the angels on earth,” Cathy explained. “There is plenty to do here. We need to build a solid volunteer base, and create a fundraising program to continue improving the quality of the programs we offer our families.” Members of the community can help Cathy, CFI/ The Arc Suncoast, and their many deserving clients by assisting with fundraising and marketing efforts, or by getting involved as a volunteer in the day programs, teaching fundamentals like basic math, photography, painting, etc., or even by working at the Resale Store. For more information, contact The Center for Independence/The Arc Suncoast at 727-376-2777, or visit their facility at 8726 Old CR 54, New Port Richey.

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Extreme Energy Efficiency Utility bills are expected to skyrocket over the next couple of decades. This will result in sustainable updates that push the green needle of household standards.

The Rise of Super Storms Since super storms are becoming the norm, homeowners can be left without electricity for weeks, even months — as they were after Hurricane Sandy.

Waterless toilets: Nope, we aren’t talking about porta potties, but clean and sanitary indoor thrones that’ll one-up low flush loos.

Whole house generator: This will allow people to live comfortably until their power is restored. FYI, homeowners can currently recoup 52% of the cost of a midrange electrical backup system.

Why we picked this prediction: It makes sense since residential water rates are rising in the U.S., and toilets are responsible for nearly 27% of our total water use. Plus, Dow Chemical says waterless toilets will become a household standard. Grey water systems: According to Energy.gov, systems like these currently reuse up to 60% of your household water for watering the lawn and flushing toilets. Why we picked this prediction: In the future, the real big boppers will be high-tech purification systems that return wastewater to drinking-quality level. A good example is the orbital shower. This concept saves 90% of the water and 80% of the energy used, trimming as much as $1,000 off yearly energy bills.

Why we picked this prediction: Thanks to climate change and our aging power grid, blackouts are becoming more common. The Department of Energy says that thunderstorms, hurricanes, and blizzards account for 58% of outages in the U.S. since 2002. Tip: Futurists are predicting that USB ports will become the power outlets of the not so distant future. Luckily for you, quick charge ports are available now.

The Locally Grown Movement The desire to eat healthier, better-tasting foods continues to increase. This will make indoor gardens more common. Edible indoor kitchen gardens: These hydroponic systems will add to home enjoyment by allowing people to create the farm to table experience in their own kitchens. Why we picked this prediction: Urban farming has been on the rise. It combats rising food prices and reduces the energy consumption of transporting food. Tip: Bringing nature inside can create a more healthy and happy living environment. Fragrant plants can chase away the winter blues, while others can combat household air pollution.

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Sophisticated Appliances & Fixtures General Electric recently revealed their vision for the home of the not too distant future — 2025 to be exact. Their vision is not about smartphone apps controlling our homes, but about the things in our abodes working harder. Faucets: They won’t be just for water. They will also dispense ice, various beverages, and vitamins. Kitchen sinks: They will also do double duty as dishwashers. The in-sink dishwasher will wash small loads in just a couple of minutes. Laundry machines: They will clean and fold clothing into compact pellets. This will be a big space saver and allow consumers to carry an entire outfit in a small gym bag or purse. Why we picked GE’s predictions: Smartphones have replaced the need for other items like alarm clocks and cameras. With that idea in mind, it makes sense that countertop appliances will become replaced by multi-purpose “uber appliances” that make our lives a little bit easier.

Energy dashboards: You know how cars share the miles per gallon we’re getting? An energy dashboard will do the same for our homes. Why we picked this prediction: It’s all about the emerging technologies that will surround the future modernization of the electric grid. Called the Smart Grid, it will allow a two–way dialogue between homeowners and their utility companies so we can understand our energy use and its costs in real time. Garages wired for the electric vehicle revolution: Energy.gov predicts we will be charging our vehicles at home, and filling up at the gas stations less. This is based on the growing number of electric vehicle sales across the U.S. Why we picked this prediction: One city has already embraced this idea. In Palo Alto, Calif., bldg. code requires new homes to come pre-wired for electric car chargers. Tip: Fireplaces are hot right now. They’re something homebuyers really covet according to the “2013 Home Features Survey” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Nowadays the latest in fireplace technology are systems that burn denatured alcohol. They can warm up a room and burn for up to 24 hs. Even better, they don’t emit smoke, so no chimney is required.

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Your Financial Security is Our Primary Goal Rob Wolf, licensed owner and operator of Sterling Wealth Management, welcomes you with open arms to a secure financial future! Rob demonstrates extensive experience in insurance and investment products, including annuities, managed accounts, 401K, IRA, 529 plans, disability, and term & variable life. He is poised to customize a specific financial plan for each individual client. “I love being welcomed into my clients’ lives, and making a difference in their journey towards retirement,” Rob confessed. Hours are by appointment only, so contact Rob today!

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1. Follow your passion – Your business should have a purpose to improve the lives of others. This can mean lots of things, but this will improve your outlook on the business and on your life. Build the business around your life and what you are passionate about. You will likely be doing it or thinking about it 24-7, so you better love it! 2. Build a team of advisors – You will need an accountant for bookkeeping, taxes, and payroll, a banker for loans and accounts, an attorney for general agreements, contracts, leases, owner agreements, entity selection, a financial advisor, and an insurance agent. Pick a team that you trust will have your best interests in mind and truly want to see you succeed. Interview a few and ask for referrals. If they are good, you will find that they are not a ‘cost’ but rather an ‘investment’ into the success of your business. 3. Make sure you have enough capital (funding) – This is where your team of advisors can help. You don’t want to risk your life’s savings to find out that four months after opening your doors you run out of money. A marketing and business plan will also help with this. You should spend a lot of time researching your business, the market for it and your competition before jumping in. Put a plan in place and continuously reevaluate it! 4. Be able to overcome many obstacles – Owning a business means that you will have to face many walls and challenges. Even with the best advice and plans there will be many unforeseen problems to overcome. Having the grit to endure and overcome walls is essential. Let your family and friends know that you will likely not have a “9-5 job” anymore – you will need their support.

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5. Systems – Know that you will be focusing on marketing, operations and finance/administration in your business. All three have to work! Not only do they have to work, but they have to continuously improve over time. This means having procedures and systems of ‘what’ and ‘how’ in place on every function of those three items in your business. Then, update and improve them as you go. You will become more efficient and competitive as a business over time doing so! Call Unbehagen Advisors for a complimentary business consultation today, and start here to build your own team of small business advisors!

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This Chamber Means Business! By Paul Friedlander August was a phenomenal month at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and September is proving to be just as successful! “This Chamber Means Business” is truly coming to fruition with the strong support and leadership of Candace Glewen, Chairman of the Board, and our dedicated Board of Directors. The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce is really starting to pay great dividends for our West Pasco community and with the growth of this chamber and the new direction that we are heading, we are seeing a positive new attitude in our business community. Don’t miss our upcoming events by visiting ww.westpasco.com and don’t miss the Cotee River Bike Fest on October10-12, 2014 in downtown New Port Richey! Thank you West Pasco!!! For membership information, contact Paul Friedlander at the WPCC at: Paul@WestPasco.com or 727-641-0575. Visit www.WestPasco.com for more community information.

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Sat., Oct. 18 9AM-3:30PM Sat., Oct. 4 10AM

TRINITY MARKETPLACE Trinity Meeting Center 7813 Mitchell Blvd, Ste. #106, Trinity

Sat., Oct. 4 11AM-3PM

PASCO PET FEST Florida Estates Winery 25241 State Road 52, Land O’ Lakes

Sat., Oct. 4 5PM-11PM

SAVE A LIFE DINNER Our Lady Queen of Peace Council 11680 5340 High St, New Port Richey Joe Fiorentio 727-809-0492

Sat., Oct. 4 7:30PM-10:30PM

HOUSE JAM AFTER DARK Odessa Organic Farmers Market 1207 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa

Fri., Sat., Sun. Oct. 10-12

COTEE RIVER BIKE FEST Sims Park in Downtown, New Port Richey

Oct. 13-31

PUMPKIN PATCH Weekdays, 4:30PM until Dark Saturdays, 10AM – 3PM & 5PM -7PM St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity Parish Office: 727-264-8968

Sat., Oct. 11 9AM–4PM

SCARECROW FESTIVAL 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City 352-567-0262

Wed., Oct. 15 6PM

YAPPY HOUR - IRISH TAILS Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery 7813 Mitchell Blvd, Trinity Pet Costume Party Debbie 727-709-9541

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HALLOWEEN CAR SHOW Verizon Event Center 8718 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey 813-493-4872 or 727-841-9122 janscruizin@yahoo.com

Sat., Oct. 18 9AM-2PM

2ND ANNUAL PASCO COUNTY HOME SHOW Free Admission ~ Verizon Event Center 8718 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey 813-493-4872

Sat., Oct. 18 10AM-2PM

DR. UNGER’S 5TH ANNUAL FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL Downtown Longleaf 3104 Town Ave, Trinity 813-493-4872

Sat., Oct. 18 9AM-2PM Sun., Oct. 19 12:30AM-2:30PM

2ND ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity Parish Office: 727-264-8968

Mon., Oct. 20 6PM-9:30PM

FTGI’S AUTUMN GIRLS NIGHT OUT Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater www.ftgi.org

Tues., Oct. 21 ~ 6PM

DANCING WITH THE LOCAL STARS Junior League of New Port Richey Doors open @ 6PM, Competition begins @7PM Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey $25/person, includes Entry and One Vote Angie Gardner: angela.j.gardner@wellsfargo.com

Fri. - Sun., Oct. 24-26 8AM-10PM

PASCO COUNTY STAND DOWN PARTY NO ONE LEFT BEHIND 14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson

Sat., Oct. 25 10AM-2PM

FAMILY FUN DAY St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity Parish Office: 727-264-8968

Community

EVENTS

Sat. - Sun., Oct. 25-26 6:30AM–9:30PM SCREAM ACRES JB Starkey Wilderness Park 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, Trinity

Sat., Oct. 25 Following-5:30PM Service TRUNK OR TREAT St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity Parish Office: 727-264-8968

Sat., Oct. 25 7PM–10PM

A WHEELY GOOD TIME Wheelchairs 4 Kids Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater Tickets are $40 by Sept. 30; $50 after Oct. 1 wheelchairs4kids.org/events/goodtime

Sun., Oct. 26 10:00AM–12:00PM

CELEBRATE THE WOMEN BREAKFAST WINE TASTING PARTY African American Society of Pasco Tropie’s Restaurant at Saddlebrook Resort 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel RSVP to Amber Ashford by Oct. 19, ashford.amber@yahoo.com

Sun., Oct. 26 11:00AM–3:00PM

7TH ANNUAL BARKTOBERFEST Sims Park in Downtown New Port Richey Entrance Fee: Pet Food Donation 727-375-7070

Sun., Oct. 26 1:30PM

CHRISTIAN CONCERT: LADY AT THE WELL St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity Parish Office: 727-264-8968

Sat., Nov. 15

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER WEST PASCO Florida Estate Winery 25241 Florida 52, Land O’ Lakes Contact Wanda Burnside at 727-364-6441

Tues., Nov. 18 12PM

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY Spartan Manor 6121 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey

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A TRIPLE TEAM AT BRIX 33 3 PARTNERS. 3 GENRES OF BUSINESS. THUS, EXPLAINS THE “33” OF BRIX 33. The amazing administrative team at Brix 33 developed a most brilliant name to match a most contemporary concept for a most exemplary dining, social and retail experience ever known to our slice of paradise in West Tampa Bay. This triple-crown collaboration consists of a casual upscale restaurant, a wine store and a wine bar with state of the art wine dispensing systems and offering over 30 different craft beers, all under one roof. In addition Brix 33 can also host private events of up to 25 people in their private event room. Rich Scherch, retired after 30 years in engineering, and president of Trinity’s newest hotspot explains more about the name, “Brix is a term commonly used in brewing. It is a measure of the sugar in a solution, normally denoted as Degrees Brix (°Bx). The °Bx is traditionally used in the wine, sugar, carbonated beverage, fruit juice, and honey industries. Additionally, the final alcohol level is a function of the Brix level of the pre-fermented solution.” Dan Clark, a 20-year business professional in the Trinity area and former proprietor of The Wine Loft, brings more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry to Brix 33. Dan serves as vice president and wine expert, and enthusiastically shares his expertise to enhance not only your meal, but your entire wining and dining experience, right down to the perfect wine selection to take home from their retail store. Executive Chef, Mark Malowski, started his career “cooking on the New York circuit.” He chose to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in 1990, and after earning his degree, his culinary journey led him to Europe where he catered to heads of state and potentates, while overseeing some of the world’s finest hotels in Europe’s recreation center. “I had the chance to prepare meals for Les Aspen, the former secretary of defense, and many of the other ministers of Europe. I returned to the states and started an extensive career as the executive chef for companies such as Doubletree, Marriott, Hilton and Adams Mark hotels. I have spent the last ten years with Whole Foods market, and I was an instructor at the Blair House in Austin,” Chef Mark recalled. Chef Mark became acquainted with Dan while working and teaching at Whole Foods. They connected with Rich, who had been planning this business venture since his retirement in August 2013, and Brix 33 was born!

Chef Mark uses only local growers and fish co-ops for the freshest, highest quality products he can find. Moreover, he insists on purchasing only the finest, all-natural meats to prepare and serve their guests, who can share plates in order to capture a complete example of Chef Mark’s culinary creations.

“All fish and produce is purchased locally, and they must meet all state and local guidelines, as well as minimum specs on pesticides, with no antibiotic or hormones in the meats,” Chef Mark remarked. “I love the Gulf, and take advantage of it as often as I can, which may explain my (menu’s) strong emphasis on seafood.” This dynamic team invites everyone to visit Brix 33 at 8351 SR 54, Trinity, to relax, eat a delicious meal in the restaurant, have some good wine, all of which is reasonably priced, and leave feeling satisfied and anxious to return!

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Dining & ENTERTAINMENT Penguin Pretzel Factory A Local Favorite No matter how you twist it, stuff or dunk it, there is a reason why Penguin Pretzel Factory is #1 on TripAdvisor and the top-rated softbaked pretzel business in Florida. You can expect a quality product using fresh ingredients, and they bake their pretzels fresh all day every day. Their half-pound stuffed pretzel sandwiches, each named in honor of penguins, include an extensive selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables and toppings to suit any palate. Our favorite is the THE KING: Chicken Bacon Ranch and cheese, stuffed with sliced chicken, bacon slices, special ranch dressing and white american cheese...oh my goodness, delicious! Another favorite of many is THE ROOKERY: Fresh veggies and only veggies! Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Eggplant, Tomato and red onion roasted with olive oil and seasonings. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pretzels stuffed with Ghirardelli dark chocolate, cherries, apple, peanut butter, chocolate, and more! As owner of Penguin Pretzel Factory, Suzy commented, “Customer service is of the utmost importance to Nick and me. We actually care for our customers, and we want them to feel like they are coming into our home when they enter our shop.” Visit Penguin Pretzel Factory at 8521 Old County Road 54 in New Port Richey, or call 727-807-6963 to place your order for pick-up.

Ingredients

• 1-part pumpkin spice Kahlúa • 2-parts vodka • 1-part heavy cream • sprinkles for rimming, optional

Keep up with the latest at Kahlúa by following them on Pinterest and Facebook. To get inspiration for more great recipes and entertaining ideas with Kahlúa and for a chance to win the ultimate holiday party, please visit: kahluaholiday.com

Instructions

1. Rim glass with sprinkles, if desired. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in Kahlúa, vodka, and heavy cream over ice and stir. 2. Enjoy!

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Enter to Win a Photo Shoot of Your Baby and Your Baby will be featured in an upcoming issue of It’s Your Home Magazine. Send us a photo of your little cutie to: Contests@ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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

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

For more information, including how to register, visit

www.thefirstteetampabay.org or call 813-238-7320. All levels are welcome, from total beginners to advanced players

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Barktoberfest 2014 Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon Event! Paw Wash Plus is hosting our 7th annual charity event on Oct. 26, 2014 to benefit local rescue groups in our community. Barktoberfest 2014 Super Adopt-a-thon will take place from 11-3 in Sim’s Park located in Downtown New Port Richey. Proceeds will benefit these local rescue groups: Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida; Small Paws Rescue; Pit Bull Happenings; Cindy’s Pets; Hands and Paws for Pasco; Great Pyrenese Rescue; Rugaz Rescue and Paws for Friendship. Dress your pooches up to enter the dog costume contest. Costume categories Best Biker Dog - Sponsored by Camp K9 Most Original - Sponsored by Pooka’s Pet Products Cutest Costume - Sponsored by Pooka’s Pet Products Spookiest Costume - Sponsored by Dobies Funeral Home Best Diva Dog - Sponsored by Style Makers Salon Owner/Pet Look-alike - Sponsored by A+ Taxes & Accounting Best Overall Costume - Sponsored by Acotto Images “Most Talented Pet” Contest - Sponsored by Friendly KIA Vendors, music, pet photography, raffles, contests, good food & fun for the whole family! There will also be a Car & Truck Cruise-In held around Orange Lake hosted by AACA Richey Region Car Club which will be collecting pet food donations as an entry fee for the cruise-in.

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Be prepared for the arrival of autumn and follow these guidelines for your pet’s safety this fall and Halloween season.

Candy

• Keep Halloween candy in a secure container out of your pet’s reach. Remember that chocolate and certain types of candy are toxic to both cats and dogs and should never be given to them. • Wrappers and small toys can pose choking hazards and should be kept out of reach of pets. Contact your local Animal Poison Control Center or your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests any of these hazards or is exhibiting signs of choking or irritation.

Costumes

• Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for a Halloween costume. Give the costume a test run and if your pet seems restless or unhappy, reconsider the costume. • Costumes should never impede a pet’s ability to move, breathe, see, or hear.

Trick-Or-Treating

• Using a harness for your pet while trick-or-treating is a great way to keep them safe. Make sure it fits your pet’s size and specific needs. • If your pet becomes uneasy in unfamiliar territory or around people in costumes, take them back home to where they feel safe. • When greeting party guests or trick-or-treaters, keep pets in a separate room, as strangers might make them uneasy.

Decorations

• Stick to pet-safe decorations like cutouts or decals in your home. • Raw pumpkins and decorative corn are usually non-toxic, but ingesting too much of it can cause upset stomachs. • Display candlelit jack-o-lanterns or luminaries only on inaccessible shelves. A safer alternative would be to use battery-powered versions instead. • Think twice about dangling cobwebs, loose strings, and wires that can attract your cat’s attention and become a choking hazard. Source: Marthastewart.com

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

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

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

• Library, game room, dance classes, meeting areas. • Lounge & dining room • 11 big screen TVs w/sport package • Member away trips and more... For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541

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