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West Meadows A Community Newsletter for West Meadows Residents

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We are now open 7days a week from 8:30am until 9:00pm. The pool hours are from 8:30am until dusk. There is a $2.00 per person or a $5.00 per family guest fee for all non residents at the community club. All non residents must be accompanied by a resident. Non residents may use the facility without being a guest by paying a $20.00 per day usage fee or may join the club for a cost of $1800.00 the first year and $1000 for each year after.

Pools News

Lots of changes since last summer both the lap pool and the slide pool have been

resurfaced and look great. Our Splash Pad has a new rubberized surface that not only gives it a great new look but will also soften the fall. Come by and take a look at the beautiful new colors. Please remember that food and drinks are not permitted in the pools or the splash pad area.

Swim Team

Swim team is getting started, the first session begins April 16th and runs thru June 8th. Practice times are 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Children must be at least 7 years old and must try out for the team. For more information come by the club and ask for the registration form.

Tennis Teams

Our Lady Racquteers had a great USTA season and won the 3.0 night league. In the playoff to represent Tampa at regionals, they were defeated by the team from Harbor Island. The Gators 12 and under tennis team is currently in second place with only 2 matches left. The 14 and under Aces are competing hard even though not at the top of the division. All the children are improving match by match. Good luck the rest of the way to both teams.

Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am until 10:00am. Cost is $72.00 per week with classes limited to 6 children per week. Private lessons are also available, for more information call the club at 977.1160 and ask for Chet.

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The 29th annual “TASTE OF NEW TAMPA” was a huge success! I want to say Special thanks to Primrose School of Tampa Palms for hosting. The owner’s Rick and Jana Radike, truly went out of their way to accommodate the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce. They not only let us use their land, but created a fabulous kids area,

supplied volunteers, pre-sold tons of admission tickets, let us use the truck for set up and break down and so much more! The weather was not perfect, but the event went off with such greatness. The sponsors to put on this event also deserve much recognition: Top Bill Tampa Bay Times Primrose Schools of Tampa Palms $2500 BB & T Bank of New Tampa Florida Hospitals of Wesley Chapel and USF Neighborhood News Law Offices of Mathew Jowanna, PA $1500 Mini Cooper of Wesley Chapel $500 Whole Foods in Northdale We Love Logo’s Sign A Rama Regina Ramalheira- Remax


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Tampa Bay Sound and Production, Steven Hernandez, did an awesome job emceeing the event. The stage, bands and everything

they provided were perfect. Congratulation to Nervous Energy for winning the $500 cash prize. Please call Steve for all your production needs at 850-361-5255. We appreciate the Mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn for his incredible remarks about our wonderful city and the new and improved roads in New Tampa. The restaurants did a super job. The food and desserts was delicious! Café Ole Whole Foods Takara Sushi and Lounge Domani Bistro Lounge PDQ of Wesley Chapel Full Circles Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Cherry Berry Betty’s Cakes Froguary World of Beer Toast Wine Tijuana Flats

PJ’s Little Greek PDQ And the winner’s are: Best Appetizer First Place – Takara Sushi and Sake Lounge – Torched Salmon Roll Second Place – Domani Bistro Lounge – Rolled Grapes Third Place – Whole Foods –

to attend our monthly luncheons on the second Tuesday’s of the month, currently held at 11:30 at Hunter’s Green. We want to encourage a business to business discount for all members. Call me with your offer and I will provide emails and flyers to promote your offering. That is what a Chamber is all about!

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I want to really thank my team: Jayne Baker – Executive Assistant Neil Heird of Mind Sparks – VP John Lore with Prudential Financial – Secretary Karen Hilton – VP of Synovous Bank Wesley Chapel – Treasure Earl Meyer Mark Lange Rachel Haviland The second Tuesday of April the 9th at Hunter’s Green 11:30 – Our guest speaker will be TBD. We are looking for a $50.00 sponsor for this event. We are encouraging you to get involved with the Chamber and provide event ideas to help us improve, as well as generate revenue for you. ** If you are a current member and never received a New Tampa Chamber of Commerce plaque or are a current member with a plaque dated years prior call Regina at 813-245-8893. On line registrations for events are important to provide the best Chamber experiences!

Best Entrée First Place – Domani Bistro Lounge – Duck Confit Second Place – Café Ole – Paella Third Place – PDQ – Chicken Tenders Best Dessert First Place – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Blueberry Cheesecake Second Place – Betty Cakes – Raspberry Cream Muffin Third Place – Cherry Berry Yogurt Bar – Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel Best In Show Takara Sushi and Sake Lounge Judges: Chef Peter Gambacorto of Private Chef of Tampa, Gary and Joyce Gunter- the Chamber’s great friends and Pina A. Frieni I think it is clear to say that the businesses will prosper due to their diligent marketing efforts during the event. I encourage all businesses


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Relay for Life New Tampa Mary Kay Sisterhood Fundraising All Stars This May 17, come to Freedom High School for Relay for Life New Tampa, and look for 15 women wearing pink cowboy hats. They are the Mary Kay Sisterhood. Over the past three years, this rip-roaring team has raised thousands of dollars to cure cancer. Their wine tasting in March raised $880 of the $3,147 already banked with the American Cancer Society. Quail Hollow Golf Club, Time for Wine, Jersey Mike’s and Hampton Inn stepped up to help. Bay City Bank in Lutz collected $137 in change at teller windows. If you missed that event, come to the Mary Kay Sisterhood tent during the Relay. Buy chances for a Miche bag, Mary Kay skin care basket or an MK Men’s basket. After putting in your miles, get a foot and leg rub with Mary Kay energy cream. The Sisterhood is especially

passionate because two members are cancer survivors. “It’s important for us to be there as sisters supporting each other and our faith. We have really

Donna Moyer (West Meadows), Dianne Jones (Tampa Palms), Linda Omer (Wellswood) and Alene Mitchell (The Oaks) of the Mary Kay Sisterhood are lassoing donations for Relay for Life New Tampa.

bonded. The Luminaria Event is really special,” said Donna Moyer, Mary Kay Sisterhood team captain. The team is offering luminaria and

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Sisterhood and Survivors “This lady is such a beautiful soul and example for all of us—and she’s a survivor!” That is how Linda Omer of Wellswood describes fellow Mary Kay Sisterhood teammate Dianne Jones. Omer and Jones will both hoof it around the Freedom High School track on May 17-18 during Relay for Life New Tampa. Dianne survived stage-three colon cancer twice. Her doctor calls her his miracle patient. “I’m always so flattered when Linda says I’m an example. No matter when I speak, I believe I’m there because someone needs to hear that message. So many times people tell me thank you because they have colon cancer or because they were afraid of getting a colonoscopy. I’m especially grateful I was able to walk again with Linda last year,” Jones said. Omer, whose mother and aunts had breast cancer, walked her second Relay last year. It was the first year she walked as a breast cancer survivor. “I was walking for everyone else. As I went through treatment, I watched Dianne,” Omer added. She chose to be upbeat, brave and beautiful—continuing her Mary Kay business during her treatment. “I gave out small perfume samples

for a $5 Relay donation at a garage sale this year. You know, I made more for the Relay that I did for the garage sale!” she said.

Frills and Fun featured at Relay Sisterhood Campsite Check out the Mary Kay Sisterhood site first when you arrive at Relay for Life May 17-18 at Freedom High. There you can pick up a fashion-forward crocheted scarf for a $20-50 donation. Macy’s and high-end retailers feature identical versions. These quality scarves are handmade to order for a cause. Curing cancer is Alene Mitchell’s cause. “My father and mother-in-law both had cancer. Last year, I had to go to Moffitt Cancer Center for tests. I was so scared. I sat there and watched all these women with smiles coming and going. Some of them were very ill. I kicked myself. I said they can do it, then I can do it,” Mitchell said. “I got involved in Relay when Donna (Moyer) invited me. Now I raise money for hospice and Relay. I’m even teaching my granddaughters to crochet.” “Knitting for Life is part of our

Alene Mitchell models one of the Mary Kay Sisterhood’s custom order crocheted scarves, perfect for the fashionista in your life.

Mary Kay Sisterhood fundraising effort and we will work on it all year long,” said Mitchell, who lives in The Oaks. One thrilled donor has ordered a baby quilt. Alene is taking orders by phone Monday through Friday during business hours at 813-951-5465. WEST MEADOWS NEWS

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Annuals: Plants that can take summer heat include salvia, torenia, wax begonia, coleus, and ornamental pepper. Bulbs: Some lilies do better when their roots are crowded. Try planting Amazon, Aztec, and Clivia lilies in containers to increase blooming. Herbs: Plant heat loving herbs, including basil, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary. Vegetables: Southern favorites to plant now are okra, southern pea, and sweet potato.

What to Do This Month

Pests: Harmful insects become more active as the weather warms. Watch for thrips, scale, and mites on ornamental plants. Gardenias: While some yellowing of older leaves is normal, yellowing of new growth usually indicates a micronutrient deficiency. Oleanders: Chewed or ragged leaves indicate oleander caterpillars at work. Lawn insects: Watch for damage from chinch bugs in St. Augustine and begin scouting for newly hatched mole crickets in Bahia lawns. Tomatoes: Watch for pests, disease, and nutritional disorders on tomato plants. Lawn nutrition: If Bahia lawns are yellowing, iron may correct the problem. Prevent lawn diseases: Prevent or minimize disease by following proper cultural practices when caring for lawns. Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and prune if needed. Hire an ISA certified arborist.

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• Adjust irrigation based on rainfall. • Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms. • Monitor the garden for insects and disease. • Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials and water until established. • Mow lawns at recommended heights: • St. Augustine & Bahia: 3-4” • Centipede: 1.5-2.0” • Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5” Dr. Sydney Park Brown: WEST MEADOWS NEWS


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Summer Reading Matched By Ally Condie What happens when Cassia has to choose between her ideal mate, Xander and Ky, the boy she’s actually interested in? Will she live within the system or challenge its rules? Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard series) By James Patterson Siblings Wisty and Whit need to defend themselves against accusations of witchcraft, fight against a regime that wants to suppress life, liberty, books and music…..all while navigating the perils of being a normal teenager. Masterpiece By Elise Broach, Illustrated By Kelly Murphy New York City kid James and his beetle friend, Marvin get caught up in a staged art heist at the Metropolitan Museum

of Art that could help recover a famous drawing by Albrecht Dürer. Anya’s Ghost By Vera Brosgol Anya believes that she needs a friend in her life. And she finds one in the bottom of a well. But what do you do when your new BFF is actually a ghost?To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee A beloved classic that tells the story of one of the most heroic protagonists in American fiction – Atticus Finch. Looking for Alaska By John Green Sixteen-year old Miles leaves his uneventful life behind in pursuit of the “Great Perhaps”. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon By Catherine Thimmesh Read the story of the team that contributed to the success of the first ever lunar mission.

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