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Directory

OF HOMETOWN PROFESSIONALS

Accounting Unbehagen Advisors......................32

Financial Advisors Edward Jones - Tom Sakalades.....31

Administrative Services Anything Office..............................33

Golf Seven Springs Golf & Country Club............................. 5, 39 Crescent Oaks Country Club........41 Wentworth Golf Club....................41

Advertising It’s Your Home Magazine.............. 30 Air Conditioning Best Services A/C...........................28 Apartment Living Trinity Club Apartments...............26 Attorneys-Personal Injury Andreopoulous Law Firm.............33 Law Office of Charles S. Philips....31 Bakery/Sweets Chocolates By Michelle...................6 Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes...... 6

Hair Salons & Nails Aquaterra Salon & Spa...................14 Cabelo Salon Inc.............................11 Health & Nutrition Better Back Store............................16 Homecare Services Home Helpers.................................20 Hospitals Medical Center of Trinity..............17

Physicians-Podiatry Dr. James V. Stelnicki.....................15 Dr. Makarov....................................15 Physicians-Optometry Dr. Sandra Stroud...........................18 Picture Framing Picture Perfect.................................26 Plumbing Contractor Pete’s Certified Plumbing..............24 Pool Contractor Posh Pools of Florida, Inc..............27 Real Estate Debbie Dawson ReMax Advantage Realty........ 29, 48 Mary Archie Florida Luxury Realty....................21 Restaurants Fiddlers Green................................40 The Grille of Fox Hollow Club......39 Ichiban Asian Bistro.......................40 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club........................... 17, 39 Zen Forrest......................................39

Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Unger..........................15

Jewelers DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry......................9

Construction Gladiator Construction.................28

Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center................16

Business Groups Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce.......................................10 West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.......................................10

Mortgage and Lending Advisors Mortgage Marilynn Yomitanzan....................31

Roofing and Exterior Cleaning Hammerhead Roofing.................2, 3

Movers Two Men And A Truck..................28

Scentsy Consultant Katie Archambeault...... 8, 14, 18, 47

Music Lessons Music Matters.................................44

Storage Facilities Seven Springs Self Storage.............24

Nail Salons Amber Nails......................................8

Tile & Flooring Home & Tile Renovations of FL...25

Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus................................46

Upholsterer Sunshine Upholstery......................21

Photographers Acotto Images.................................43

Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco........47

Business & Life Coach Rose DeNaro...................................30 Cleaning Service Donna’s Cleaning Service..............12 Computer Repair Cudixs..............................................33 Dentist David W. Dempsey, D.D.S.............19 Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce.................................45 Congo River Golf............................45 4 Valentine Issue 2014

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Working Hard to Get Our Community Back on Their Feet By Debra Taylor-Tee

“He is not poor who has enough things to use. If it is well with your belly, chest and feet, the wealth of kings can give you nothing more.” Horace 65-8 B.C. The fine citizens of West Tampa Bay – specifically, the West Pasco, Pinellas, & Hernando communities – consistently strive to put their best foot forward. This is made easier and more painless thanks to our neighbors at The Foot & Leg Specialty Center in New Port Richey.

just to name a few. Examinations, X-rays, fluoroscopy, circulation testing, physical therapy and treatments are provided onsite as an added convenience for their patients. Moreover, the doctors of The Foot & Leg Specialty Center maintain surgical privileges at various hospital campuses around the area. “Our practice has been thriving here for 40 years, and it continues to grow in diversity, education, and new innovative procedures. We are constantly progressing with new technology, procedure and approaches,” explains Dr. Stelnicki.

Podiatry is the examination, diagnosis, surgical prevention, treatment and care of the foot and leg. Conditions affecting the lower extremities often Meet the doctors of The Foot require this specialized & Leg Specialty Center: care, and the dynamic team of doctors and staff at James V. Stelnicki, D.P.M. The Foot & Leg Specialty P.A., a native of Toledo, Center are skillfully trained OH, earned his doctorate to administer the highest degree from the Ohio quality of care in every case, College of Podiatric and to answer questions Medicine, following and provide literature to u n d e r g r a d u a t e at the educate their patients about studies University of their individual conditions. He These plights include but Cincinnati. his are not limited to bone & completed joint disorders, diabetic r e s i d e n c y at conditions, foot, ankle & training Cleveland knee injuries, circulation, the nerve and skin disorders, Foot Clinic and www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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Pinellas General Hospital. With more than 42 years experience, Dr. Stelnicki demonstrates his expertise through technological advancements in diagnostics and treatments of patients’ feet, knees and legs. His surgical experience includes all aspects of foot and leg care, with an emphasis in care of wounds, diabetic conditions, and circulation. Linda Kaplan, D.P.M., graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, and she continued her studies at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Kaplan completed her residency at Dearborn Medical Center in Michigan. She joined forces with Dr. Stelnicki twenty years ago to offer patients of The Foot & Leg Medical Center excellence in foot and ankle healthcare. Dr. Kaplan’s emphasis is in wound care and geriatric podiatry treatment and makes homes visits by appointment.

Vycheslav Makarov, DPM, is the newest member of the podiatric team at The Foot & Leg Specialty Center. Formerly, Dr. Makarov was the chief resident at New York Hospital in Queens. His extensive education and surgical training in this extremely challenging and diversified four-year surgical residency program has fully equipped Dr. Makarov to diagnose, treat and manage even the most difficult podiatric conditions. According to Dr. Stelnicki, “We are all committed to providing the absolute highest quality of care for our patients. Our practice focuses on customer service and treating patients optimally. Our patients are treated like family, because we only want the very best for them!” The Foot & Leg Specialty Center is located at 6403 Madison St, New Port Richey. To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit their website: www.footlegspecialtycenter. com, or call 727-842-9504.

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Working Hard to Get Our Community Back on Their Feet. A Big Welcome to Seven Spring’s New Members!

Everyday Romantic Gestures.

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The Members that Love our Community. The PACE Center for Girls has Spirit and Heart.

Better Back Store’s Huge Sale Shows How Much They Love You. Gulfside Hospice has a new name and a big heart!

Is Purple the New Pink? Pantone thinks so.

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Arts for Autism Fundraiser and how to Help.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is something “Wheely” Special.

In Every Issue Directory of Professionals............4 Hometown Story........................... 7 Editor’s Letter............................... 10 Homemade Recipe.......................13 Health Wise...................................15 Defy Aging................................... 18 Taylor made To A Tee................. 21 Art & Your Home........................ 25 Hometown Realtor......................22 Butterfly Network........................30 Local Stars....................................33 Community Events......................38

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Emma The Church Dog has captured our hearts.

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Editors LETTER For the Love of Community “In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson The word “community” is derived from the Latin word communitas (com, “with/together” + munus, “gift”), a broad term for fellowship or organized society. I am so proud to be a part of the fellowship this community exuberates. Featured in our community section you will find some of the great leaders of local organizations that support our businesses and the residents of Pasco County. They all contribute endless hours of community service and donate time, money or goods back into our local economy. Whenever you can, please help by donating, you’ll be glad you did! As always, please shop local, the businesses within these pages have made a commitment to you to offer 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. Your Family. Your Community. Your Life… IT’s YOUR HOME! Thank you for all you do for our community! Debbie Dawson Debbie@ForTheLocalBusiness.com

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Style BEAUTY

Everyday Romantic Gestures Source: Parenting.com

Come up with a secret sign

Be a morning flirt

Light ‘em up

There’s nothing that creates a world-oftwo feeling more than your own private language. Create a secret gesture that means “You are adorable right now,” “I’ve got your back,” or simply, “I love you.” Use at parties, over a family game of Monopoly, or during that boring parent-teacher conference to make a connection without saying a word.

Start the day off right with a flirty gesture. Do it first thing before you go into busy mode and forget. Pinch his bum, kiss him on the lips (morning breath be damned) or just say, “Good morning, handsome.”

Everyone looks better -- and feels a little sexier -- in candlelight. So whip out the candles and share a meal in their soft glow, even if it’s leftovers in front of the TV.

Hold hands Whenever you’re hands-free -- strolling, in the car, sitting on the couch watching Idol -- make a point of holding hands. Innocent and sweet, it will remind you of that time long ago when just that was enough to get your heart racing.

Text it Break up the monotony of logisticscentered texts about what’s for dinner by sending a no-reason, just-because-Ilove-you text. Bonus points if you make it a little naughty.

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Make a lunch date The planning of date night -- booking the sitter, dealing with teary goodbyes, finding the energy to stay up past dessert -- can be overwhelming. Take the fuss out of the equation by making a plan to meet for lunch instead. If your kids are in school, childcare won’t be a problem -- and if they aren’t, make a plan to swap kid duties with another mom for an hour or two.

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Style BEAUTY

How GREAT is your DAD? Tell us why and be entered for a chance to win a FREE round of golf and a story in the Golf Issue of It’s Your Home Magazine. Submit entries to: info@itsyourhomemagazine.com

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What is the Real Reason for your Illness? At Florida Wellness & Rehab, we focus on treating the root causes of your conditions and help you develop healthier habits for daily living instead of just giving you medications to address your symptoms. Lic# MM28929

Dr. Stephen Unger treats injuries in a way that helps your body heal itself and fully recover. Dr. Carol Browne provides high-quality, preventative care to her patients in order to avoid the onset of illness. For example, allergies can affect anyone at any time of the year in Florida.  With our allergy testing system, we can help you determine which allergens affect you and develop a treatment plan. Have a persistent sneeze or itchy eyes you can’t seem to shrug off? Have an injury that is keeping you from your job and daily activities? Calling us today could be your first step to feeling your best. 727-264-8888 | www.floridawell.com

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Health FITNESS

How Does a Zero-Gravity Chair Help Back Pain?

This industry-leading chair looks, works and feels amazing. Building on its elegant form and zero-gravity seating position that physicians recommend as the healthiest way to sit, they incorporated several improvements, including brushed aluminum leg accents, a sleek pad design, dual-position “HD” lumbar support and easy-touch smooth recline motion. Sit back and relax, this stunning evolution is a wellness and style revolution. Everybody talks about zero-gravity in their seating products. But at Human Touch, they lead the industry with innovative research that makes it possible to actually see and feel how the Zero-Gravity Perfect Chair relieves stress. “As the Perfect Chair reclines, the muscles instantaneously start relaxing. When the chair reaches neutral posture there is a huge reduction in the state of muscle irritation, establishing objectively that the Perfect Chair promotes spinal health.” Stop by and give it a try! The Better Back Store is located at 4018 Little Rd. in New Port Richey. Visit www.TheBetterBackStore.net to order online or call

727-848-BACK (2225) for more information.

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Heart !

February is National Heart Month

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GO RED ! Month of February

We are lighting the outside of the hospital red for the month of February to promote heart disease awareness. Stop by and check out the lights!

Physician Presentations

All presentations are at 12:00 at Medical Center of Trinity. A lite lunch will be served. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 727-834-5630.

2/19 – Heart and Soul

Presented by Carlos Bayron, MD Interventional Cardiology

BEAT ST RONG !

Recent scientific findings are linking music to hearts and heart health. In fact, the beat of your heart may be more closely connected to musical beats than you know.

Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00 Main Lobby Free Blood Pressure Screenings

2/27 – I’m Having A Heart Attack; Now What?

WEAR RED !

Presented by Rias Ali, MD Interventional Cardiology

Not all heart attacks have shooting pain down your left arm. Many times, the signs Break out the red dress, t-shirt, tie — anything red to promote heart and symptoms are ignored and blamed disease awareness to your family, friends and co-workers. on stress and fatigue. Know the warning signs and know what to do when you, or someone near you, is having a heart attack.

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HEART HEALTHY !

2/28 – The Way to Your Heart from Your Wrist: Cardiac Catheterization Reinvented

Every Wednesday in February, Dining Room 11:00am-2:00pm, cost $5.00

Our own Chef Gerald will feature a different Heart Healthy Lunch each week, complete with recipe card so you can make it at home. Meals will come with the main item, side bowl of fruit and 20 oz bottled water.

Presented by Rami Akel, MD Interventional Cardiology

A new approach to Cardiac Catheterization through a small artery in the wrist and the benefits to patients.

Call 727-834-5630 for your free ‘Warning Signs of a Heart Attack’ magnet. SM

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Master your L.I.F.E.! Free Your Spirit!

every area of our life experience: Personal Relationships, Business, Health/Wellness, and Spiritual. Anyone at any age can fulfill their dreams of living a healthy, quality life by living these principles through our Master L.I.F.E. ACTION PLAN. The key is commitment.

When we are brought into this world, we are not given a manual on life. There are no instructions for how to love it, how to inspire in it, how to forgive, or even how to become enlightened within it. However, we ARE born with an innate knowledge and intuition that comes straight from the heart! Based on science and studies from the HeartMath Institute, there is a brain in the heart that connects with the brain in our head. This organic decision-making power is present 24/7! We can each tap into it to make more right choices in life. A major choice we all have to make is how to handle STRESS, the #1 cause for dis-ease and premature death. Did you know 5 minutes of anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy - anything negative - deposits 6-8 hours of damaging chemicals in the blood stream. One of these chemicals, Cortisol, considered the death hormone, lowers the immune system. The key is to learn how to “Master” the path for the mind and heart to communicate. When we accomplish this, our lives change forever. We exude peace, harmony, love, and forgiveness, which organically prompts us to pay it forward! After years of research, we, at Defy Aging, Inc., and HeartMath Institute, administered our own pilot studies on wisdom of the ages. Moreover, we have created The 7 Golden Principles and Master Key Codes that open the door to our personal freedom in

ElEgant EyEwEar at Precision Optical

Embarking upon 2014, our first action step is to reduce and eliminate stress! Try a Tai Chi/Chi Kung class and achieve immediate results within the first 5-10 minutes. (Crescent Oaks, Mon: 4-5 pm, open to all). Our mission statement is “Unlock Master Key Codes to life’s mysteries, and turn them into “MASTERIES!” Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of others. If you found yourself “stuck” last year, it is never too late to make better choices. You have nothing to lose but STRESS! Due to the continued success of our program, we are now offering a FREE consultation, a FREE Tai Chi Class, a FREE Seminar, and a FREE Lunch & Learn, as a sample. (Coming soon: a “Wisdom of the Ages” Meet-up). All are our gifts to you! Wishing you a HEALTHY, HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!! 727-945-9223 · www.dennis-kelly.com · www.barbaramarville.com

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Health FITNESS Gulfside HOSPICE & PASCO PALLIATIVE CARE –NEW NAME AND EXPANDED SERVICE FOR RESIDENTS OF PASCO COUNTY PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (January 23, 2014) – As part of Gulfside Hospice’s 25th anniversary celebration this year, the board of directors for the organization announces a new name – Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care. The new name highlights care across the spectrum for patients facing both end-of-life and chronic illness. Gulfside Hospice provides care to Pasco County residents facing a terminal illness with six months or less to live. Pasco Palliative Care patients can receive care at any stage of a chronic sickness and can continue seeking curative treatment for their illness. “It’s important for residents to understand that they have a choice in healthcare,” said Linda Ward, Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care president and CEO. “Gulfside Hospice is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, and Pasco Palliative Care was licensed in 2009 to expand the care that Gulfside provides in our community to residents who do not qualify for hospice but still need special care provided by our wonderful team.” In addition to the name change, Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care’s website was redesigned for the community to learn more about the organization. Visit www.ghppc.org to see the new site or call 800-561-4883 for more information. “As Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, patients and families can rest assured that our trusted care and support remains consistent with what they’ve come to expect the last 25 years,” said Ward. “This legacy of care continues as we provide hope for better quality of life to more people than ever before.” Gulfside Hospice, initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 375 patients daily. GH employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Pasco Palliative Care, initially licensed in 2009, serves Pasco County residents facing chronic illness, who are not hospice appropriate or still seeking curative treatment. For more information about GHPPC, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.ghppc.org.

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When it’s Time to Have

“The Talk”

with Your Aging Parent Tarponspringshomecare.com

Sensitive life topics often make conversations difficult for families. Just as you can’t imagine needing a caregiver, your parent can’t imagine needing help with everyday life. The earlier you can have conversations with parents about aging, the easier it will be for both of you to accept help when the time is right. If you’re in your 40’s, chances are you have a parent that is still active and able to make life decisions. It’s also the best time to start talking about their future well-being. This conversation won’t be easy for either of you and there will likely be resistance. Approaching the subject with patience and tact will be key. Ask Questions: If you’ve observed something that’s troubling you, ask about it. Allow them to open up about what they think may be causing the issue. It’s important to speak with them as you would anyone else. Don’t communicate in a disrespectful manner or try to parent them. This only creates tension and could end the conversation immediately. Even though we mention taking talking to your parent when you’re in your 40’s, the sooner you have this conversation, the better. The main objective is to be proactive and open the lines of communication before a crisis happens. If you feel your loved one could benefit from the services provided by Home Helpers, contact us today for a FREE in-home care assessment. See more at www.tarponspringshomecare.com or call 727-942-2539.

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Be Kind to One Another “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.” Corinthians 13: 4-8a When Mike & I were participating in pre-marital pastoral counseling, those were the verses I specifically requested as the liturgy for the ceremony. It clearly defines what love is, and what love is not. Of course, this explanation of love is one of many, it just happens to be my favorite. Being a newlywed, everything involves or revolves around love! However, I must confess, we are actively practicing the arts of compromise and communication, and thankfully, I raised a puppy named “Patience” for more than ten years! I’m kidding…kind of...

according to the scripture, love requires patience first. Love is not easy. I have neighbors that are not easy to love, but they are my neighbors, and we look out for each other. Therein lies the next meaning of love: kindness. If you have ever watched The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she always wraps up with the phrase, “Be kind to one another.” I love that. It is important to be kind to each other, be it in your home, at Publix, on the street corner, even when you are having a rotten day. A smile, a kind word, or simple act of kindness, are usually welcomed by the recipient. In my opinion, there’s really no better way to demonstrate love than by exercising kindness and patience on a regular basis. Try it. Worst case scenario, your stress levels decrease and you experience greater joy in life!

Patience is important in any relationship. Maybe that’s why,

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Home LIVING

PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2014 By Wendy Donahue, Tribune Newspapers

Radiant Orchid The color purple would like to thank the global color authority Pantone for crowning it the color of the year for 2014. But it’s a color — Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, to be precise — so it can’t exactly talk. This blend of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones does, however, speak in murmurs of exoticism and enigma. “While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to

intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in a news release Thursday. “Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Pantone’s annual color coronation is one part cultural indicator and one part marketing forecast. The choice is influenced by movies in production, fashion runways, traveling exhibitions, new artists, technology, travel hot spots, sports and other socio-economic conditions. Pantone also minds a vast color library, including a Pantone Universe Paint Collection available at Lowe’s stores, to which it is adding Radiant Orchid. Pantone collaborates with various manufacturers to create formulas for use in

their products. Fashion brands including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi already are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring 2014 collections, Pantone said, adding that the color’s rosy tones can flatter a number of skin tones. Look for the hue to carry deeper into fashion and beauty items, including nail and lip color, and to infiltrate home furnishings and paint. Radiant orchid is complementary to olive and deeper hunter greens, Pantone said, as well as turquoise, teal and light yellows. Its vibrance also enlivens neutrals such as gray, beige and taupe, Pantone said, serving to energize without overpowering — a quality we might all do well to emulate in 2014. wdonahue@tribune.com

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Behind the Color Purple By Jeannie Matteucci | HGTV.com

Regal and eccentric, purple lends a layer of mystery to your design A Complex Color

It’s an unusual color used by unique people, says architectural color consultant Bonnie Krims.

Purple has a moody, enchanting, spiritual and mystical quality.

Purple, the color of royalty and creativity, is a combination of calm blue and exciting red. The color can add exotic flair to different rooms in your home. Purple can be dramatic or quiet, depending on the tone or shade. The

regal color can add richness to a space or drama to an architecturally simple room. Purple colors range from light lavenders to solid plums, and a few strategically placed purple accents may be all you need to create a whole new vibe for your surroundings. Use deep purple to create a stunning front entry. Light lavender-gray walls can add softness to a formal living room, while purple pastels mixed with modern art can make a teen’s bedroom feel hip and young.

Want to make a statement? Try neonpurple walls with gray stripes for a brave, edgy dining space. Make a room lively by pairing mid-tone purple with mustard yellows. A very light lavender with crisp white trim on cottage-style beadboard walls gives a touch of unexpected color to a room. If you want something more lush and sophisticated, use eggplant purple for the walls paired with high-gloss white trim. Purples combined with soft blues or greens create a very tranquil color scheme.

Exterior Options Purple can be used for the exterior of your home. A mid-tone purple with a dose of black can highlight the period details of Victorian architecture. Or try purple shutters, doors and window boxes to add cuteness and highlight details on a Cape Cod. Muted mulberry with white trim offers a colorful alternative to more mundane selections. But be aware that deeper purple colors absorb light and will fade and require repainting more frequently than other color selections, says architectural color consultant Bonnie Krims.

More Ways to Create a Mood With Purple • A claret color that combines raspberry with black can add richness to a room. • A dark, rich purple can provide a lovely backdrop to show off fine crystal and antique silver. • Use purple accessories to brighten up and add depth to a neutral color scheme. • To make a space feel happy, pair lavender with aqua or chartreuse. • Warm purples (like African violet) can make a dining room feel cozy. www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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32. Lively 35. Monastery head 38. Ad ___ 42. Some tides 44. Cy Young, e.g. 45. Tabloid fodder 46. In any way 47. Uncertain 48. Rear 51. Do some yard work 52. Prankster’s projectile 53. Little piggy 54. Subside 55. Place Answers on Pg 47.

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The Power of Gray in Staging By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement to almost any room,” says Debbie Zimmer, a paint and color expert with the Paint Quality Institute. “Walls that are painted gray are great backdrops for almost any style of décor, and gray is such a dignified color that it can elevate the appearance of even the most modest furnishings.”

in 2014, with white and off-white back in vogue. “As with gray, the ease of coordinating furnishings with a neutral hue like white Zimmer says that gray can be a great color choice for embellishments is appealing to almost everyone,” throughout interiors, such as a gray she says. “Those who are wash on wood furniture or the fabric downsizing will favor white or very light-colored walls to make their in seating. new, smaller interiors look more In her 2014 color forecast, she expects spacious; and for those who may grey to be used more in homes. “We soon put up a ‘For Sale’ sign, white will even see grey’s flashier cousin, is the wise paint color to apply silver, used as an important accent before listing a home.” color,” says Zimmer. Zimmer also predicts “white” to stage a comeback

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The Butterfly Network is a place for you to ask questions and leave a comment at www.rdbusinesslifecoach. com. Valentines’ Day, a day to celebrate love. My older daughter calls it a “fake” holiday. Cards, candy, flowers & gifts are sent. Has it become yet but another consensus of being a part of it rather than a celebration of the love ? Are you feeling pressured to be a part of it, have a relationship, date, Valentine or you will be left out? What about all the love that is right there in front of you. A friend, a neighbor, a co -worker, the teller at the bank, a local business you frequent, a relative, and even a pet. I am in love with love, a hopeless romantic! Yet, it would be sad to wait for a day, a specific someone, to celebrate love. Every day in so many ways we give, receive, and express love. I wish for you this V-day that you feel loved and share love in all the moments of your life! - Coach Rose

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Local Author Writes Children’s Books Helena Trangata

I met Brenda Darnley Martin at a Charity for Chics event in Pasco County. She quickly struck me as a woman who makes her presence known. She has written several children’s books: “The Treasure-Hunt Three and Judge Mia’s Decree” written for elementary age children emphasizes the inappropriateness of bullying behavior and the importance of getting help in a bullying situation It was dedicated to two Tampa Police officers who were killed in the line of duty the same week the art work was finished. These books are set in old Tampa Bay: “Freddie, Hector and Tish: The Treasure-Hunt Fish” (2008) “The Treasure-Hunt Fish and Miss Bernadette’s Wish” (2009). She volunteered for many years and certainly seems familiar with the needs of children! She is indeed a woman who cares and her work shows that! You may read some of her books pages at: http://brenmarcommunications.com/photo_gallery.html Brenda is a Speech & Communications graduate of St. Mary’s College and holds a Masters in Marketing and Management from the University of Notre Dame, both in South Bend, Indiana.

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“Where there is love there is life,” said Mahatma Gandhi. These individuals have poured their love into our community, and thus given it life. Every morning they wake up and find the strenth within them to dedicate each second of their day to improving our lives. In the spirit of Valentines, let us give back some of that love. Debra Taylor

organization that shares my beliefs in maintaining ethical standards, and in being a key resource for reputable businesses in our area. How could I turn it down? Eric believes West Pasco County has great potential to grow and flourish. Promoting and supporting local businesses promotes such growth, and, in turn, boosts the local economy.

Eric Anderson, President of TBA Humorous, Musical, Sincere Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Synergy Ad Specialties, Inc., Eric Anderson serves as President of Trinity Business Association. TBA was established in 2003, to support and promote local businesses and professionals in their efforts to provide quality services and products in West Pasco County. Eric said, “I was very happy and honored to receive the opportunity to represent such an established area 34 Valentine Issue 2014

Eric’s love of community and support of local businesses continues through his service as a member, director and former Ambassador for the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce; as President of the Business Development Council; as a member of the Young Professionals Group and West Pasco Business Association; and as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Rotary Club of Trinity.

Heather Grimes, President of Leadership Pasco Determined, Nurturing, & ResultsOrientated Heather Grimes takes her “behind-the-scenes” responsibilities on the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, and as Assistant County Administrator for Internal Services quite seriously in order to “get things done.” Her jobs enable her to interact with area organizations, and effectively connect them with community leaders and available resources to achieve their missions within the communities they serve. Heather accepted the responsibilities For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


of President of Leadership Pasco, which simply continues her efforts to achieve success on numerous levels! “I believe in the statement, ‘It takes a village.’ I see all the great potential and unique characteristics that make Pasco County great. In our world, relationships make the difference between successful community-building and community stagnation. I believe that Leadership Pasco is a most beneficial organization when it comes to encouraging leaders to make great things happen. Our board of directors works very hard to ensure that meaningful learning and networking occurs for all new leaders that join,” Heather assures.

Tina Shelton, Vice-President of Trinity Rotary Kind, Positive, Committed

Community EVENTS Pasco; Corresponding Secretary for the Community Service Council; Immediate Past President of Junior Service League; Board Chairperson, PACE Center for Girls; Board Secretary for Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind; plus she serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way and Center for Independence. But that’s not all. Tina is actively involved in fundraising and public relations efforts for Good Samaritan Health Clinic and New Port Richey’s Relay for Life. “I believe our community needs our help more than ever. With the economic changes we are facing today, the funding for nonprofits that serve those in need is constantly changing as the need for services increases. Fundraising and volunteering is very important to these organizations. I feel that if I have the time and resources to try and make a difference, then I need to help,” Tina humbly attests. Although her love of community is apparent, she happily shared, “I truly believe that our community is special! Even though it continues to grow, it still has a “small town” feel to me. Our community rallies together if there are people in need – we see that frequently at the many events and fundraisers held throughout the year. We live in a very giving community, and that’s what I really love about it!”

It is difficult to image anyone busier serving their community than Tina Shelton! Her list of active involvement in local organizations is extensive and clearly demonstrates her valuable contributions to the incredible people and businesses that make up Pasco County. Here goes… Tina is Vice President of Trinity Rotary Club and Public Relations Chair for Rotary District 6950; West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Chip Wichmanowski, President Board Secretary; Chairperson for of West Pasco Chamber of WPCC Young Professionals Group; Commerce Program Co-Chair and Immediate Dedicated, Creative, Personable Past Board President of Leadership www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

As current President of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Chip Wichmanowski is working tirelessly to bring the Chamber together with the community, to build flourishing relationships and a vibrant economy! Chip has witnessed a business community that truly cares about their constituents. Regardless of the business size, the support for each other and the common good is what drives successful relationships and builds economies. His community service does not end with WPCC. Chip is also involved with St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, West Central Officials Association (FHSAA), Richey Suncoast Theatre, Longleaf Elementary Relay for Life, Longleaf Elementary Autism Walk, and he volunteers for the Council for Exceptional Children - Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Suncoast Arts Festival. “West Pasco is a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family. It’s more than the outstanding yearround weather and the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities both on land and water. It’s more than the exemplary schools, churches, parks, and businesses that make this community great! To me, it’s the people!

West Pasco and the people that make up our community have a bond like none other I have seen in my 60 years of life. Our community is diverse yet similar. Lifetime residents and transplants from “up north” work, live and play together to produce an environment that I am proud to call home,” Chip boasts.

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Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Trinity /Odessa Chamber of Commerce Dad, Passionate, Learning

His father taught him many lessons in life, but when Dan Sullivan got the opportunity to work side-by-side with his Dad before he passed away, one lesson stood out. His father told him “Some people give of their money, some give of their time, but as a small business owner it is hard to give either of those, so those people should give of their talents.” That’s what Dan believes he has done. He has generously given of his talent for event-planning and marketing to help many organizations over the course of 25 years. Some of these organizations include The Angelus House, Center for Independence, Cotee River Bike Fest, Chasco Fiesta, Holiday Street Parade, Rooters Club, American Cancer Society, Pasco Music Festival, Metropolitan Ministries Pasco, and Alzheimer’s Tampa.

Currently, Dan serves as Executive Director of the newly established Trinity-Odessa Chamber of Commerce. His passion for serving and supporting local businesses and organizations, coupled with the growth and revived commercial and residential interests in the Trinity & Odessa communities, prompted him to take this support to a higher level with the incorporation of a Chamber of Commerce as a voice for the area, complete with progress updates and community events! “Residents and businesses that live and work in the Trinity-Odessa area are very proud of their community and it shows. The support for our schools and nonprofits is unmatched in other communities I have visited. I have already experienced collaboration from many organizations that want to partner with the Chamber of Commerce to improve the economy and quality of life for local businesses and residents,” Dan clarified. As parents, Dan and his wife, Jan, are also teaching some lessons. They are instilling a sense of community pride in their two boys, who are now old enough to learn what means to give back and pay it forward!

Barry Horvath, PA Financial Advisor of Horvath and Miller Advisors Group Leader, Giver, Compassionate As a financial advisor with Horvath and Miller Advisors Group, P.A., Barry Horvath has his finger on the economic pulse of the Pasco community! As a community leader, Barry founded West Pasco Business Association with the intention of establishing a support system of sorts between many local businesses, as a means of building the local economy. WPBA is different than other professional organizations of the kind in that there is no cost to join or remain a member! This can be especially important for businesses that do not have a budget for dues and fees required by some networking groups. Barry explains, “I understand during these hard economic times, many cannot afford fees associated with some business groups that are for profit. WPBA has no fees. It gives us the ability to put many local people

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together to support each other right here in our own town, keeping money in our own local economy. By doing so, this offers them the opportunity to be charitable in supporting local fundraising events, such as the Grinch Event, for example.” Barry continued, “The people in the Trinity area are givers and seem to care about their clients right here in our home town. Why would anyone want to live anywhere else when we have it all right here? Why would anyone shop anywhere else and send their dollars to another economy when we truly have every service, store, vendor and provider right here in Trinity?”

Valerie Wilson, Realtor ReMax Sunset Realty and Co-Founder of Cash Mob West Pasco Compassionate, Energetic, Generous Valerie Napoli is a long-time resident and leader in supporting her community and those with whom she has come to know and love! A realtor and member of the West

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Pasco Board of Realtors, Valerie partnered with Debbie Dawson to create the CASH MOB experience in support of small, local businesses in financial need.

Valerie explains, “I’ve lived in NPR for over 30years, many people I have gone to High School with are still here. We are a tight knit community of people who remained in town and care about our town, the businesses here and their owners. It is wonderful to see the community come together to help out small business owners every month.” Generous with her time, donations and support, Valerie puts it simply, “One person can only do so much, but together we can do so much more.”

loves every minute of it!

As Publisher of IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine, she has bridged a gap between local businesses and their potential customers by creating a beautiful periodical that provides affordable advertising for small, local businesses, while sharing informative content about life in West Pasco, as well as entertaining features to keep readers engaged. With a little help from some friends, Debbie founded the CASH MOB, a monthly event offering economic support to local small businesses. People gather on the designated Saturday morning each month armed with $10 to purchase something at the business being “Mobbed”. This has proven to be an enormous success, lifting spirits and boosting bottom-line profits for struggling business owners. Debbie explains, “Local businesses are the heartbeat of America. They employ the majority of our community and are the ones that support our local economy and give back to those in need. If we find a small business that needs a little boost, we all ban together to help keep them in business. This is what feeds their family and pumps dollars back into our community. I have a passion for marketing our small businesses and doing all I can to see them succeed.”

Debbie Dawson, Founder of Cash Mob West Pasco, Realtor Re/Max Advantage Realty, and Publisher of It’s Your Home Magazine Caring, Passionate, Dedicated Debbie Dawson wears many hats in her tireless service to community, and she

Debbie’s love of family and community is demonstrated through IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine, the Cash Mobs, her job as Realtor for Remax Realty, Inc., Trinity, and her active involvement in Trinity Business Association, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Pasco, Trinity - Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Inspiration Foundation, and West Pasco Board of Realtors.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the community, there are many ways to get started. Many organizations mentioned in the article have monthly meetings that are listed in the events column on page 39. Just setting aside a couple hours each month to show your love for the community can go a long ways. Programs such as Cash Mob of West Pasco have contributed over $24,000 towards local businesses. Don’t have the time? Just take every opportunity you have to support local business. The Trinity area is blessed to have a wide variety of shops and services to meet your every need. For a listing of some wonderful local businesses, check out page 4. www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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Community EVENTS February 8

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8 Saturday Love a Lab Day Fundraiser. 11AM-2PM Paw Wash Plus of Trinity. 50% of Self-Service Wash, Wash-n-go’s, and nail trims will be donated. 9

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Relay for Life SPA DAY 8610 Linebrook Dr,, Trinity.

14 Friday Cubid’s Bash 6:30PM- A dance designed for special 8:30PM needs kids. Free Event. Call 727-942-7439 for info. 20 Thursday Sunset Beach Concert 7pm Series.

22 Saturday Florida’s Black Heritage Trail, Historical Society 22 Saturday Bark on the Beach 8AM- Robert K Rees Memorial Park, 10:30AM Green Key Rd, NPR. Bring your dog to the beach. Bring proof of vaccination record. Call 727- 942-7439 for info.

March 1 Saturday Shepherd Center Gala Spanos Community Center

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2 Sunday Oscar Night Gala at the 7PM-12AM Sparton Manor. 6121 Massachusetts Ave, NPR. Proceeds help benefit the Pasco Mental Health Foundation, Inc. Call 727-919-4864 for info. 8 Saturday Autos for Autism - Antique Car Show. Downtown Tarpon Ave. Contact Chamber of Commerce at: 727-937-6109 15 Saturday Garden Club Plant Sale Mother Meres Parking Lot at Tarpon/Pinellas Ave. 21 Friday 29th Annual Chasco 6-9PM Coronation ball. Spartan Manor, Massachusetts Ave, NPR Proceeds benefit The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired & Blind. Contact Tina Shelton at 727-439-0516 for info. 22 Saturday

Treasure Sale - Chamber of Commerce. Mother Meres Parking Lot at Tarpon/Pinellas Ave. Call 727-937-6109 for info.

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Thursday

Sunset Beach Concert Series.

Arts for Autism. Live bands silent autctions, food, fine art, wine, and much more. All procdeds go to The Inspire Foundation & Inspire School of Music & the Arts. $25 general admission. $40 VIP admission. www.theinspirefoundationfl.org

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Dining & ENTERTAINMENT New Wedding & Events Centers Open to All Have your event with picturesque views and golf club prestige; membership not required. The Banquet and Events Centers at Wentworth Golf Club and the Crescent Oaks Country Club are open to all for wedding receptions & ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, quinceaneras, corporate meetings, reunions, anniversaries, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and other events. You don’t have to be a golf club member, and the cost compares favorably with hotel and restaurant venues. Previously closed to only their private members, Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs now happily offer their polished services and upscale facilities to all, from simple meetings and parties to lavish wedding receptions and ceremonies. Events Director Sandy Isenhart coordinates your event with a well-trained catering staff, offering special menus and two distinct event venues. Wentworth Golf Club is a stately English-manor with an upscale, “Downtown Abbey” feel to it, yet is very hospitable and friendly. The tastefully decorated dining room overlooks the golf course with a 2-story cathedral window and French doors opening to a covered Veranda that is perfect for an

outdoor cocktail reception or just a nice place to relax with guests. With gold chandeliers, rich paneling, high ceilings, a fireplace, an inlaid dance floor and comfortable decorator chairs, the banquet room is impressive yet intimate. Director Jean Paul Jurilli and Cordon Bleu trained Chef Jeff Northrop and their staff make delicious appetizers, meals, and desserts to your taste. The facility and food will exceed your expectations, not your budget. Crescent Oaks Country Club is a larger, more modern, Mediterranean style clubhouse with an impressive 2-story entry foyer, an elegant banquet room, beautiful covered porch, and a new covered outdoor event pavilion. Guests pull up to the circular drive, view the lush landscaping, and enter the foyer with its chandeliers, fireplace, and cocktail reception setting. A mahogany “hideaway” bar with hi-top tables and padded booths is adjacent, a perfect spot to grab a drink with a guest. The long banquet room has full-length windows that give every guest a view of the golf course and spectacular night-lit landscaping. Nelson Blasco, Food and Beverage Director, choreographs exquisite meals and celebrations with Chef Derrick Roese. The facilities are beautiful, the food is great, and the staff will really make your guests happy and catered to. Wentworth and Crescent Oaks are family owned and operated by Ace Golf. The clubs are open to the public and offer golf, social and seasonal memberships. Everyone is invited to stop in and play golf, enjoy a meal or bring a client in to enjoy their restaurants. Mulligan’s Irish Pub at Wentworth is an upscale, authentic Irish Pub open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm (til 9pm Sun-Thurs). Mulligan’s offers live music every Friday night and daily happy hours and specials (see wentworthgolfclub.org or call 727 9424760 x28). The Grand Oaks Restaurant at Crescent Oaks Country Club is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch (see crescentoaksgolf.com or call 727 937-4653). Both clubs will offer special Valentine’s Day prix-fixed, reservationonly events and are open to all. For Events information or a free tour, contact Sandy Isenhart, Events Director, at 727 942-4760 x31 or for membership information contact Russ Shafer, Membership Director, at x21.

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Kids ON THE BLOCK

The Girls with a Heart

The PACE Center for Girls offers girls ages 11-17 who are struggling at home, at school or in the community a safe, supportive environment where they can focus on their academics and personal goals. Some girls have problems at school, others have family instability and conflict, and still others have been victims of abuse or neglect. All our girls come to us for different reasons, but they all had the same needPACE. The PACE Center works closely with the Pasco County School System to provide a strong academic program w i t h s m a l l c l a s s sizes,

individual academic goals, and weekly academic advising. It also offers strong social services support that includes individual counseling goals and sessions, mandatory monthly parent meetings, and referrals to community resources. Working together, our academic and counseling staff gives our girls the opportunity to make positive, lasting changes. To offer even more support the girls who leave PACE to return to their zoned school, enter the workforce, or go on to college have a dedicated counselor who continues to offer services and assistance for a minimum of three years. 42 Valentine Issue 2014

The PACE Center for Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving all of Pasco County. The program is free and voluntary and it works! Last year we had 116 girls in our Day program and were following 194 in our Transition Program. Ninety eight percent of our Day girls improved academically and 95% of the girls who transitioned from our program went back to school or were employed. How help

can you help us these amazing young women? Monetar y donations are always welcome. You may g i v e on l i n e a t w w w.

pacecenter. org/supportpace/donate or send a check to 12200 US 19, Hudson, 34667. Come in and take a tour. You will be able to meet some of our girls and really get to know the “heart” of PACE. Call (727) 849-1901 for our schedule. Donate items for our food pantry that supports girls and their families during times of crisis. Donate incentive items such as gift cards for fast food or general merchandise stores. Together we ….until they

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Kids ON THE BLOCK The Inspire Foundation is teaming up with Florin Roebig to host Arts for Autism on March 1, 2014 This fundraiser will be held at the Florin Roebig property at 777 Alderman Rd in Palm Harbor from 6 pm - 10 pm. The Inspire Foundation is a non profit organization that raises money for music and art programs for children with special needs in the Tampa Bay area. Bands Hope Darling and 10th Concession, along with guitar virtuoso, Shawn Hopper will grace the stage, and DJ Kid Kodi will help fill the night with music. WWE star, Chris Jericho will be at this event signing autographs. The concerts and most of the art vendors will be outdoors under the stars. There will be two fashion shows featuring local designers, Jessica Reid (All Brides 2 Be) and Rachel Mazzuco (Haden Reid). Between all of the art displays, auctions, fashion shows and live music, this is going to be a great night out for all adults... and helps support such a great cause! Tickets are $25.00 general admission, and $40 VIP (which includes backstage pass for autographs and photos with bands and celebrity guests). They can be purchased on the website at www.theinspirefoundationfl. org under the events tab, or at locations throughout the Tampa Bay area (locations listed and updated daily on website). Email Jason Rhodes at inspirefoundationfl@gmail.com for more info.

Valentine’s Day Gift to Cherish On a large piece of paper print your child’s name & age, place painted hand prints as well as a photo of the child. Write the following poem on the paper.

The

Chasco Fiesta™

HUNGER WALK Presents:

more than 36,000 kids live in households that struggle to put food on the table There are over 200 homebound senior citizens on the waiting list for one hot meal a day

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Raise Support & Spread the word

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Gulf High School

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FOR PASCO COUNTY

Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints On furniture and walls But every day I’m growing -I’ll be grown some day And all those tiny hand prints Will surely fade away So here’s a little hand print Just so you can recall Exactly how my fingers looked When I was very small.

WHY WE WALK

Provides hot meals for home-bound senior citizens who are struggling with food insecurity

THE WALK

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Kids ON THE BLOCK Music Matters in the Heart of Trinity Barbara & Kevin Abendroth, owners of Music Matters in Trinity, have always taken great pleasure in music and instruments. “We have been in the music business since we were teenagers. We understand the benefits of having music in our lives, and we take great satisfaction getting kids and adults involved in playing music. We hope it will make a difference in their lives, too,” Kevin explains. There qualified instructors teach students of all ages how to play instruments, read music and grow in their talent! Music Matters has a 15-station computer lab for interactive participation by the students to supplement the teacher’s lessons. They also utilize 17 studios with glass doors where parents can observe their child’s lesson with qualified professional. There is also a comfortable waiting area, complete with a coffee bar, plasma televisions, luxury chairs and WiFi. Music Matters, located in the Grand Trinity Plaza at 4112 Little Rd, Trinity has a great selection of instruments & supplies at very affordable rates. Instrument rental options are also available. For more information, call 727-8348856, visit their website, www.musicmattersfl.com, or email info@musicmattersfl.com.

A “Wheely” Great Organization Wheelchairs 4 Kids Jack’s Mom can now bathe him in a bathtub, not with a hose in the backyard. Angelica can now go to the mall with her friends, now that the lift for her wheelchair has been repaired. Wayne’s Grandmother can safely transport him into and out of the house, thanks to the 30-ft ramp that was constructed. These success stories and so many more are the driving force of Madeline Robinson and her nonprofit organization, Wheelchairs 4 Kids. Madeline recognized the dire needs of disabled children and teens she was helping through other organizations in West Tampa Bay. “I saw so many children in wheelchairs that were too small for them and patched up with duct tape,” she said. “I wondered why no one was doing anything to help them.” So she did. With the support of her husband, Lonnie, Madeline set up an office in their home, and Wheelchairs 4 Kids was born!

campuses, residential and vehicular modifications for safer transitioning, or therapeutic equipment for strengthening and rehabilitation. In 2012, Wheelchairs 4 Kids was instrumental in changing the lives of 30 young people.”My lofty goal is to help every child with a disability,” said Madeline, “but realistically, I would like to help 50 children a year.” She and her organization are well on their way! Wheelchairs 4 Kids is located at 1976 S Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs. For information on Wheelchairs 4 Kids or to make a donation, call (727) 946-0963, or visit www. wheelchairs4kids.org.

The goal & mission of Wheelchairs 4 Kids is “to give every child with mobility challenges the best opportunity to live life to its fullest.” Thanks to generous donations and manufacturers discounts obtained by the organization, their goal is being met and exceeded! Children & teens are provided the assistance they need, be it a motorized wheelchair for navigating school

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Is Your Pooch a Top Pick? We all think our pet is the best, but is it the most popular? ABC Local posted a list of the Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America. 1. Labrador Retrievers 2. German Shepherds 3. Golden Retrievers 4. Beagles 5. Bulldogs 6. Yorkshire Terriers 7. Boxers 8. Poodles 9. Rottweilers 10. Dachshunds Annie on the right, is a mix of # 2 and #5. She is one of three dogs owned by Creative Director, Katie Archambeault.

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