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Bexley Ranch is now under way By Michael Hinman mhinman@lakerlutznews.com

People have driven by construction work on State Road 54 east of the Suncoast Parkway and wondered what might be happening there. A lot of those details were unveiled last week when Newland Communities vice president Tom Panaseny presented some of the first details of the recently resurrected Bexley Ranch project that will include about 1,700 homes over the next five years. The massive development, which will stretch north past Tower Road, was put on hold several years ago after the housing market crashed and new home construction came to a halt. But with the market on the rebound, and people still looking to move to Pasco County, Panaseny said this was as good a time as any to get started. “We’ve got our plans in review at Pasco County right now, and we think we’ll break ground in March or April next year,” he told a small crowd that gathered at the Residence Inn at NorthPoint across the street from the project.“We haven’t even announced any of the builders yet. But the

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builders really almost come in last, once we develop the community and figure out what type of homes that we want to build.Then we’ll match up the builders to the type of home.” Homes will start close to $200,000, and run as high as $400,000, Panaseny said. While most of the development will be single-family houses, the front part of the development close to State Road 54 will include townhouses, attached villas, commercial and retail, and even a new hotel. The retail portion is where most of the land is being cleared right now, Panaseny said.That will likely be up and running by

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the time that work crews start prepping the land behind it for residential development. “We are talking to several retailers right now to come in there, one of which has never been in Pasco before,” Panaseny said. Past that on Bexley Boulevard will be about 5 acres devoted to office, as well as a business class hotel. “The hotel here does very well,” Panaseny said, about the Residence Inn. “Hopefully, there is room for another one.” This will be Newland’s first project in Pasco County. It has had a lot of success with other high-profile projects in See BEXLEY, page 7A

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Jan Tucker holds two binders filled with explanations of benefits regarding her arduous battle with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer.

People facing a life-threatening disease have different ways of coping. Some join prayer groups. Others keep journals. Some write blogs. Land O’ Lakes resident Jan Tucker decided she wanted to keep a physical record of what her breasts looked like before she began cancer treatment. She knew that her brother, Paul Phillips — who does ceramics and other kinds of art — could make the ceramic bust because he’d done body castings for women who were pregnant. She also knew that her brother might feel strange about applying the material to make the mold to her body, so she asked him to teach her husband Ben how to do the first layer, to avoid potential embarrassment. Tucker initially just wanted a physical reminder of what she looked like before she was diagnosed with invasive ductile carcinoma — an aggressive, fast-growing cancer. Being a private person, she didn’t expect others to see it. But those plans changed, and now three ceramic busts — chronicling her journey through cancer — will be on display at an art exhibit and sale to help raise money for the American Cancer See JOURNEY, page 7A

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When Taylor Sanders was born, she had a stroke. Diagnosed with monoplegic infantile cerebral palsy, doctors told Taylor’s parents that she couldn’t walk, she couldn’t do things her peers could do and she couldn’t live a normal life. So her parents gave up. Specifically, they gave up on words like “couldn’t.” “We had a No. 1 rule. The ‘C’ word was not allowed in our house, and that’s ‘can’t’ or ‘cannot,’” said Taylor’s mother, Vanessa Sanders. Now, 15 years later, the focus is on all the things Taylor can do. She can walk. She can make friends and fit right in at Zephyrhills High School. And, like many students, she can be an athlete, too. Taylor is in her second season on the school’s swim team. And before anyone even thought about giving her special treatment when she joined, her mother eliminated that possibility on the first day. “I went to coach (Karen Cooley) the very first day of practice, and I told her what she has,” Sanders said.“I said that there isn’t anything that she cannot do. Anything that you request the team do, I ask you to request that Taylor do the same.” Cooley accepted those terms happily, and ended up with a productive, contributing team member. “She’s an awesome member of the team,” Cooley said.“She’s a leader. She likes to be involved and she’s very creative.” Taylor is supportive of her teammates, and is good at taking direction and working hard to get better, Cooley said. As a result,

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Sanders usually chooses the 50-meter freestyle when she competes for the Zephyrhills High School swim team.

her technique, form and times have improved since she joined the team. Being on the team allows Taylor to challenge herself and others while doing something she enjoys in a supportive group setting. “I’ve always loved swimming since I was little,”Taylor said.“And I have a very competitive attitude, so competing while I’m doing something I love is just amazing.” The team, she said, is her family. “Ever since I started, they’ve accepted me like

nothing was ever wrong.” Being an athlete might be a challenge for Taylor physically, but it’s also in her genes. Vanessa Sanders was a softball player in high school and college, and still competes to this day. Her father, Scott Sanders, was a golfer in college. Disability or not, they wanted Taylor to experience the camaraderie of team competition, and the benefits and challenges that come with competing in sports. See SWIMMER, page 7A


Saint Leo abbot discusses the art of spirituality By B.C. Manion bcmanion@lakerlutznews.com

For thousands of years before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, books were printed and illustrated by hand — a painstaking process often completed within the confines of monastery walls. The St. John’s Bible, a modern version of that ancient practice commissioned by St. John’s Abbey and University, depicts the first handwritten illuminated Bible of a monumental size commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery in more than 500 years. The original volumes are housed at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library on the campus of St. John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. But 299 reproductions of the work have been made, and two volumes are on loan this year to Saint Leo University, Holy Name Monastery and Saint Leo Abbey. The illuminated volumes and other religious artworks were the focus of a discussion led by the Rev. Isaac Camacho, abbot of Saint Leo Abbey, which is a Benedictine community of monks in St. Leo. The abbot’s talk,“The Art of Spirituality,” covered not only the use of art to inspire spiritual understanding and growth, but also the artful pursuit of the spiritual life. “Who created me? What is there after life? What is God? How is God?” Camacho said. “God’s beauty does not remain wrapped up in himself.” Through his creation of the universe, the abbot added,“our God has already demonstrated that natural things are fundamentally good.” Art is an expression of mankind’s creative nature, he added. “Every single human being knows that there is something creative inside of us and

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The Rev. Isaac Camacho recently gave a talk on ‘The Art of Spirituality’ at Saint Leo University, describing how artistic expression and beauty can play a role in one’s spiritual life.

art is an expression of that,” Camacho said. “We cannot deny that art will lead us to try to understand that there is beauty beyond ourselves.” He also believes that being artistic is an intrinsic part of being human. “If you say you are not an artist, you are lying to yourself,” Camacho said. For some people, the art can be as simple as a stick figure. For others, it can be a poem. Pursuing that artistic expression, and using it to help express spiritual discovery, helps people feel more connected to their spiritual life, the abbot added. He encouraged people to feel free to mark up their Bibles with illustrations or

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Reproductions of two volumes of the St. John’s Bible are on display at Cannon Memorial Library at the University of Saint Leo this year to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Saint Leo Abbey, Holy Name Monastery and the university.

other notations, to help make it truly their own. “Your spiritual journey will be nourished when you discover something beautiful,” Camacho said. The St. John’s Bible was completed by a team of calligraphers led by Donald Jackson, the calligrapher to Queen Elizabeth II.The calligraphers collaborated with 80 contemporary artists who illuminated the work. The volumes are made from traditional materials such as calfskin, ancient ink, gold and silver leaf. Calligraphers used quill pens, fashioned from goose, turkey and swan feathers. The reproductions on display at the uni-

versity’s library are two of the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible — a limited edition of full-size facsimile reproductions of the original work. The public is invited to see the sacred works of art, which are on display in the lobby of the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library, on Saint Leo University’s campus at 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo. The two volumes that are on display include the first five books of the Old Testament and the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from the New Testament. Pages of the text are turned on a regular basis to new illuminated passages in the volumes.

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Book captures Dade City’s history through photographs By B.C. Manion bcmanion@lakerlutznews.com

When visitors drop by downtown Dade City, its stately historic courthouse, unique shops and good restaurants likely will impress them. But there’s so much more to Dade City’s story, and Madonna Jervis Wise has captured that through 200 photographs of the people and places in this city that initially was known as Fort Dade. Wise began working on the volume about a year ago. She’d done another book called “Zephyrhills” for Arcadia Publishing, and the South Carolina publisher approached her to see if she had an interest in writing a book about Dade City. Wise wasn’t sure initially if she wanted to take it on. But her family encouraged her to pursue the opportunity, and Wise decided to meet with some local leaders to see if they’d like to have a book about their community published. John Moors, the executive director of the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, greeted the idea with enthusiasm and set up a meeting for Wise with the city’s development director. She also met with the Dade City Preservation Advisory Board, which encouraged her to write the book and provided invaluable suggestions, she said. Wise said her husband Ernie played an instrumental role, too. The book includes photographs of everything from old railroad depots to stately homes, from ballet dancers to orange packers. It includes photographs of the sons and daughters of Dade City, who shaped the community and played an instrumental role in Pasco County and beyond. “Dade City is a rich historical hub,”Wise said. “For many, many decades, this county was run by Pasco High graduates.” The book showcases the community’s diversity, covering the history of the African-American community and its migrant farmworkers. Wise used information and photographs she gleaned from a multitude of sources. Jeff Miller of the West Pasco Historical Society provided about 3,000 photos for her to consider from his collection. She also used photos from the collections of Helen Eck Sparkman and of Oliver and Barbara DeWitt, who provided them to Eddie Herrmann, one of the authors of “The Historic Places of Pasco County.” The Pasco County Genealogical Society

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Downtown Dade City, during the 1940s, was a thriving hub of activity.

If you go WHAT: Author Madonna Jervis Wise will offer some remarks regarding her new book,‘Images of America, Dade City’ WHERE: Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., Dade City WHEN: Oct. 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. DETAILS: Other speakers at the event will include Pasco County commissioner Pat Mulieri, Dade City councilman Scott Black, Trilby historian Angelo Liranzo, and J. Thomas Touchton, founding board member of the Tampa Bay History Center

The Cochranes’ house, at the southeast corner of 14th Street and Howard Avenue, was built during the 1890s. Malcolm Cochrane and his wife, Minnie, operated the Osceola Hotel.

and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System’s Genealogical Collection, as well as the librarians, were invaluable resources for the work as well,Wise said. She used photographs from The Memory Project, produced by the Florida government. The book’s photographs convey the city’s history through its people, residences, churches, social and civic clubs, and commerce. It points out that Pasco Packing, later known as Lykes Pasco, was the largest orange

packing plant in the world, in the days before freezes, blight and development wiped out much of Florida’s citrus industry. The photographs also show homes of early residents, with many of the structures still standing today. “My husband photographed many of the houses,”Wise said, noting some of the photos had to be taken more than once, to be sure that alarm signs and air conditioners didn’t show up in the frame. When they were out in the neighborhoods taking the photographs, people would approach them and ask what they were doing, Wise said. When she told them about the book, she said, “they would add other pieces to the story. It was great. It was just great.” The actual work of culling photographs, writing captions and arranging the layout was a gargantuan task. But Wise enjoyed learning about Dade City’s history and spending time with the people who helped on the

The Berry & Griffin Drug Store was at the corner of Meridian Avenue and Eighth Street in Dade City. The men in this photograph include Nathan C. Berry, who is leaning against the post; and to his left, Henry Clay Griffin. Others believed to be in the photograph are Col. Jefferson A. Hendley and Capt. John B. Johnston.

project. Besides Herrmann, other primary sources included William G. Dayton and J. Thomas Touchton. “I probably talked to Eddie (Herrmann) nearly every day,”Wise said.“And Bill is a real storyteller. He can give you the feel for the different eras. He knew a lot of the inside of what was going on.” Touchton, a Dade City native and leader of the effort to establish The Tampa Bay History Center, also provided valuable insights, she said.Touchton has an international reputation for the collection of maps he’s acquired, and has fond recollections of Dade City. “He told me the most fabulous stories about growing up there,” she said. As she conducted her research,Wise was struck by the realization that Dade City remains a cohesive community, something that’s not all that common in the 21st century. As people page through the volume,Wise hopes it will inspire them to learn more about Dade City. “The book is intended to be an invitation to learn more about Dade City and serve as an enticement to walk through Church Avenue, visit the historic courthouse, dine in a vintage café, or visit the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village,”Wise writes in the acknowledgements section of the book. “History must be shared to pass it on to the next generation.”

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The Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive in San Antonio, will host an Armistice Day Dinner Party and Fundraiser Nov. 11 for Support the Troops and the community’s resident veterans, with a special recognition of World War II veterans. Donations are being sought for raffles and a silent auction. Sponsorship packages that include dinner, a company banner and recognition in a newsletter and on TV are available. For information, call John Benvengo at (917) 754-1726, or email john217b@yahoo.com.

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Victorious Life Church, 6224 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, hosts the ministry “Buddy Break” the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.The program pairs a special needs child with a “buddy” to give the child’s caregiver a break. For information, call Tom or Susan Coleman at (813) 997-2233, or email specialcaregiver@yahoo.com.

PILATES CLASSES

Susan Mosher of Back in Health Wellness Center in Lutz is hosting Pilates classes on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., at the Ballantrae clubhouse on State Road 54. Classes are a small-group setting and $8 each. First class is free. For information and directions, email Susan Mosher at lemondropcc22@gmail.com.

THRIFT SHOP SALES

Gulfside Hospice thrift shops are having a 25 percent off storewide anniversary sale Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at all locations. For a list of shops and information, visit GHPPC.org.

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ZOOBOO SNEAK PREVIEW

Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., in Tampa, is offering a ZooBoo Shriek Peek Preview Sept. 26-27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.The event includes haunted houses and trails, gift shop, night rides and more. Cost is $10 for Zoo Pass holders age 3 and older, and $12 for non-Zoo Pass holders. For information, visit LowryParkZoo.com.

SALSA SOCIAL NIGHT

Inner Rhythm Dance Studio, 23600 State Road 54 in Lutz, is hosting a Salsa Social Latin Night Sept. 27.The event starts with a bachata class at 8 p.m., followed by salsa and cha-cha until 1 a.m. Guests should dress classy. Cost is $10 per person. For information, call (813) 222-0902, or email dancestudiolutz@gmail.com.

WC LIONS CLUB BREAKFAST

Land O’ Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will meet Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.There will be a picnic/carnival style lunch provided by Publix at noon. For information, call Helen Fornino at (813) 948-0252.

The Wesley Chapel Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. Cost is $5, cash or check. The Helping Hands Food Pantry also will accept donations of nonperishable food items. For information, call Cathy Bickham at (813) 618-0578.

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Gulfside Hospice is hosting an orientation for new thrift shop volunteers Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Space is limited. Reservations are required. For information, call Jennifer Ball or Tracey Thompson at (813) 780-1235.

‘PRETTY IN PAINT’ ALS AUCTION

There will be an ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, fundraiser called “Pretty in Paint” at 8841 State Road 54, Sunset Plaza, in Lutz, Sept. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.The silent auction will include art, jewelry, gift cards, services, baskets and more.There will be snacks and wine. For information, email Doris Miank at dorismiank@yahoo.com.

‘DRACULA’ BALLET PREVIEW

The Tampa Ballet Theatre is performing an excerpt from “Dracula” at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa, Sept. 27 as part of National Museum Day. Museum Day Live! is an annual event in which participating museums open their doors to guests for free. Guests can get a free ticket to participating museums at SmithsonianMag.com/museumday/ticket.

Women-n-Charge will host a Murder Mystery Fundraising Tea Sept. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at The Groves Golf & Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O’ Lakes.The proceeds will help provide a $1,000 grant for two businesswomen.Tickets are $15 each, or two for $25. For information, call Anne Childers at (813) 957-1196, or visit Women-n-Charge.com.

BALLET PERFORMANCE REMEMBERS HEROES

The Tampa Ballet Theatre and Tampa Bay Ballet will perform an original ballet to an instrumental piece of “America the Beautiful” Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, 250 Shore Drive East in Oldsmar. The event will honor Florida’s fallen soldiers and their families. For information, call Amanda Ciotuszynski at (727) 741-3625.

CLASSIC MOVIES AT COBB FOR $5

Cobb Grove 16 & CineBistro, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, is offering CineClassics 2014 starting Sept. 30 with “When Harry Met Sally.” Upcoming shows include “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct. 7, and “Animal House” Oct. 14.All

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Starting Oct. 1, and continuing throughout the month, Books for Troops will collect paperback books for its annual book drive to support deployed troops around the world. Volunteers from Boy Scout Pack 366 will support this year’s drive. Collection sites are throughout north Tampa, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Lutz. Books, some of which will be delivered to hospitals and nursing homes, must be clean and in very good condi(COURTESY OF MARIA PEBWORTH) tion. Benjamin Pebworth showcases a Book genres accepted include ac- robot donation bin for the annual tion adventure, suspense, mystery, Books for Troops book drive. comedy and comic books. The group cannot accept books on religion, the apocalypse or pornographic material. For a list of donation sites, visit BooksForTroops.org. For information on hosting a donation bin at your clubhouse, place of worship, school or business, email BooksforTroops@verizon.net. Books for Troops also needs volunteers to sort and pack books in its storage unit at 54 UStore in Lutz. Day and evening opportunities are available. All hours contributed are eligible for Presidential Service awards. The organization is approved for National Honor Society service hours. To complete an online application, visit BooksForTroops.org.

BUDDY BREAK FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS

First Baptist Church of Lutz, 18116 U.S. 41 in Lutz, will present “Shaken,” a sevenroom drama, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., and Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.Admission is $3. For reservations or information, call (813) 9497495.

missions of the church. For information, call Laura Reed at (813) 401-2332.

shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior for in-theatre CineBistro service. For information, call (813) 948-5444.Tickets are $5 and are available at the concierge or CobbTheatres/CobbCinebistro.com.

ART EXHIBIT CALLING FOR ENTRIES

The Pasco Arts Council is accepting entries from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 for its upcoming Pasco Art Annual Exhibition 2014.The competition is open to professional and amateur artists, age 18 and older.The contest is open to drawings, fine crafts, mixed media, paintings, photography and sculptures. Awards will be presented and a reception will be held on Oct. 10. For information, call (727) 845-7322, email pacart3@gmail.com, or visit PascoArt.org.

WOMAN’S CLUB BABY SHOWER

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Baby Shower Luncheon and Bunco fundraiser Oct. 2 at the Lutz Community Center, at 98 First Ave. N.W. in Lutz.The fundraiser will benefit Alpha House. Bunco begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8. Guests should bring a gift for homeless pregnant women and their babies, such as large diapers, white crib sheets, towels and bibs. For information and item suggestions, email PatSerio@tampabay.rr.com.

WATER ART EXHIBIT IN NPR

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., will debut the exhibition “Water:The Essence of Life” Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.The reception will include music and refreshments.The exhibit will be on display throughout October. For information, call (727) 8486500.

CHRIST CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL

Christ Church Lutz, just south of North Dale Mabry Highway and County Line Road, will host a Fall Festival Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Activities include an indoor yard sale, a chili cook-off, a bake sale and more. Proceeds will support local

Tampa Bay Geocaching Store, 4710 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Suite 9, is hosting an Introduction to Geocaching class Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a GPS or mobile device to hide and seek containers anywhere in the world. To RSVP, stop by the store, or call (813) 321-8747.

FASHION SHOW, COMPETITION

St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital Fashion Show Competiton and Runway Training will be Oct. 5 at Hunter’s Green Country Club in New Tampa. Designers include Wicked Cute Kids, Itty Bitty Beauties and local merchants from The Shops at Wiregrass.Tickets are $10. For information, call (813) 205-6376, or email stellamorella1@yahoo.com.

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Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, located at the North Tampa Aero Park just off Wesley Chapel Boulevard, meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., next to the airport hangar. Cadets range from 12 to 21 years old. For information and a schedule of activities, visit WesleyChapelCAP.com.

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Girls Scouts of West Central Florida is looking for adults to volunteer, including troop leaders.Various positions are available to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, to train other volunteers, and work with girls as program facilitators or camp facilitators at Girl Scout camps.Volunteers also are needed for the Girl Scout Cookie program. For information, call (800) 8814475, or visit GSWCF.org.

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The Oakstead community pool, 3038 Oakstead Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, hosts water aerobics on Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Cost is $4 per class. For information, call Julie Brucker at (813) 996-7186.

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Mentmore Running Group is seeking local runners of all levels to join.The free group runs Monday through Friday at 5 a.m., and 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. It starts and finishes behind Wells Fargo, 18975 State Road 54 in Lutz, at Mentmore Boulevard.There will be monthly field trips, couch-to-5-kilometer training, fitness and camaraderie. Strollers are welcome. For information, email Monica Del Re at mdelre@gmail.com.

MOSI FREE FOR YOUNGSTERS

The Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa, now provides free admission to all children younger than 5. For information, call (813) 9876000, or visit MOSI.org.

MORNING GROUP FITNESS

The Oakstead Community, 3038 Oakstead Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, offers a morning group fitness class on Monday,Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.This is a low-impact class with cardio and resistance training. The cost is $5 per class. For information, call instructor Julie Brucker at (813) 9967186.

LEARN TO TANGO

The Tampa Bay Tango Club and Tampa Downtown Partnership offer a free weekly tango class at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N.Ashley Drive, in Tampa, on Thursdays at 6 p.m., through next March.All skill levels are invited. For information, call (813) 221-3686.

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Feeding America Tampa Bay-Suncoast Branch, 5829 Ehren Cutoff in Land O’ Lakes, needs volunteers. Parents must accompany volunteers younger than 16. Volunteer hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as two Saturdays per month.After school hours are offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (813) 929-0200.

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In 2001, Scott Fink took a gamble and decided to open a Hyundai dealership in New Port Richey. At the time, Hyundai did not have the best reputation for dependability, and accounted for about three of 100 every new car sold. Since then, Hyundai has become one of the most popular overseas brands in America, and Fink has expanded his car empire to include Hyundai, Mazda and Chevrolet dealerships in Wesley Chapel, and a planned Volkswagen dealership on State Road 56 across from Mini of Wesley Chapel. So what does Fink have up his sleeve on land next to his proposed dealership? He’s not talking — he didn’t return a call for comment from The Laker/Lutz News — but it’s now a $1 million gamble. S&D Giant Real Estate LLC, a company, which lists Fink as its sole manager, closed on nearly 1.6 acres of land on State Road 56, just off Silver Maple Parkway on Aug. 26.The price was $1 million, something that might appear like a steep price for vacant land. But it’s a $400,000 discount from what Ethan Allen Retail LLC paid for the property in 2006, according to Pasco County property records. Ethan Allen, a Connecticut-based furniture chain with locations in Citrus Park and Brandon, had announced in late 2005 it would build an 18,000-square-foot showroom on the site. It was supposed to open in 2006, and compete with the less-expensive Rooms To Go that opened down the road on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. However, the housing market crashed, and couches that cost as much as a semester at the University of South Florida simply were no longer in demand. Unlike the Lowe’s on State Road 54 near Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, Ethan Allen never resurrected its plans to build on the site, despite holding the land for nearly a decade.A spokeswoman for Ethan Allen confirmed to The Laker/Lutz News on Monday that the project was indeed dead. “I believe that the new use will be automotive,”Ann Zaccaria, vice president of real estate for Ethan Allen, said in an email.

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What does local car dealership owner Scott Fink have planned for more than an acre of land next to a proposed Volkswagen dealership? Whatever it is, Fink thinks it’s worth $1 million.

In his annual report filed last June addressing the entire Cypress Creek development of regional impact area that includes this parcel, Skinner Bros. Realty president A.C. “Chip” Skinner III did not mention the pending sale to Fink. He still listed it as a closed sale to Ethan Allen, where 18,000 square feet of retail rights are still planned. Fink is under contract to buy more than 5 acres of land immediately to the southeast of the parcel, where he plans to build a Volkswagen dealership complete with a nearly 30,000-square-foot showroom. The lot Fink has closed on still is set for a retail store, but it’s not clear if that’s what he still plans to do, said Dawn Sutton with Pasco County’s planning and development department. No new paperwork for the site has been filed with the county. “There is an agreement for (the Volkswagen parcels) for up to 46,000 square feet of retail entitlements,” Sutton said.“That’s probably a 22,000-square-foot building plus maybe a car wash, and some supporting retail.” Land proposed for the Volkswagen dealership has yet to change hands, but if Fink’s purchase of the adjacent land sets a new precedent, then he could spend more than $6 million for the adjacent lot once that deal finally closes.

Lightning strikes again in Florida Hospital partnership The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report

Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Lightning are extending their partnership agreement through the 2015-16 hockey season. As a presenting sponsor, Florida Hospital will receive a logo and name inclusion on all Lightning advertising campaigns and materials throughout the next two seasons. This continues the partnership that started in 2011, and includes being the official health care provider of the Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm. “We are proud to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a world-class organization that is dedicated to giving back to the Tampa Bay community,” said Mike Schultz, president and chief executive of Florida Hospital West Florida Region, in a release. “We are proud to be associated with this champion organization who shares our core values of integrity, compassion, excellence and teamwork.Together, we are committed to improving the health of our community.” During six Lightning home games this season, the team will feature a series called

“Celebrate Life” that highlights special members of the community who have been positively impacted by the care received at Florida Hospital.The chain also will be the presenting sponsor of the annual Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest, scheduled for Amalie Arena on Sept. 27.There, fans will be able to watch a scrimmage, sled hockey, get autographs, and participate in a hockey class. Doors open for that event at 10 a.m., and it’s free to the public. Florida Hospital also will host two health awareness nights during the year featuring Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Nov. 1. That will be the culmination of a month-long awareness campaign encouraging women to get screened and join the Pink Army. The Heart Health Awareness Night will be featured when the Lightning take on the Los Angeles Kings Feb. 7.The hospital also will be the associate sponsor of the Lightning’s annual Bolt Run. Florida Hospital West Region consists of nine hospitals and 1,257 beds, including Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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BEXLEY, from page 1A Hillsborough County, most notably with FishHawk Ranch near Brandon, as well as MiraBay and Waterset in Apollo Beach. FishHawk Ranch has more than 5,000 homes, and is near completion after more than a decade of development work. While the initial plans bring about a third of that volume of development to Bexley Ranch, the longer-term goal is to be just as big as the project expands east toward

Sunlake Boulevard. Initial plans also include an elementary school, and Newland’s contribution to the construction of Tower Road to Sunlake Boulevard. The project also will include a network of trails that would provide miles of both paved and dirt pathways for residents.The idea is to eventually connect with the Suncoast Trail, possibly by going underneath the highway. The trails, Panaseny said, would show off the nearly 1,000 acres of conservation land the Bexley Ranch project already has set

aside.And in a sales pitch to some of the potential buyers in the audience, the developer said views of those pockets of nature won’t be limited to the highest bidders. “I look at things like wetlands, and you’ll see developers who will try to price those views so that only an individual home can look at a wetland,” Panaseny said. “You won’t see a lot of that with us. We try to make that public space, because we don’t just want to have individuals look at that, we want the community to be looking at that.”

The entire project, once all the phases are completed, could go as high as 6,000 homes, Panaseny said. However, that all depends on how Pasco County does in the future when it comes to attracting new residents. “You’re talking about 20 years-plus, and that’s really hard to even speculate on that right now,” he said. “We have to start with what we know, and what we know right now is that there are 1,700 acres there that will keep everybody busy for four or five years.”

JOURNEY, from page 1A Society and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. One bust shows her upper torso before treatment began.The second records her at her lowest point in her cancer battle. The third shows her torso after reconstructive surgery. The story of Tucker’s fight for her life began like many other stories about breast cancer: She found a lump in her right breast during a routine monthly self-exam. Ironically, it appeared at a time in her life when she’d never felt healthier. She was 46, and she and Ben routinely worked out. When she found the lump,Tucker made an appointment with her doctor to check it out as part of an annual exam.That exam, as well as a mammogram, showed it was a cyst, which didn’t surprise Tucker because she’d had cysts before. So, Tucker went about her daily life, working as an online business professor and developing online courses. As time went on, though, the lump grew. It was right at her bra line and was becoming uncomfortable. She also felt two smaller lumps. Still, she had no plans to go back to the doctor before her annual check. “My husband kept nagging me,”Tucker said.“‘You need to go get this checked.’” But she didn’t until he hurt his foot, and now it was Tucker urging him to see a doctor. They made a deal: He would go for his foot, if she went for her breast. On the return visit, the doctor said the lump was larger, but was still a cyst. But after Tucker told the doctor it was bothering her, the doctor referred her to a breast surgeon to get the lump drained. The breast surgeon – Dr. Kimberly Apple – wanted an ultrasound.That led to additional diagnostics, a core biopsy, and a needle biopsy on six cancer tumors. The doctor told Tucker she would call her with the results, either way. That call came on a Friday morning,April 26, 2013. “When I picked up the phone, I hear her say,‘I’m sorry.’ I hear her voice crack,”Tucker said.Then she starts with the doctor jargon.” She heard the doctor talking, but couldn’t process what she was saying. “Everything kind of stops in your world,” Tucker said.“It was so surreal.”

SWIMMER, from page 1A While she enjoys the competition, her cerebral palsy has made Taylor used to more painful challenges outside the pool. Her hips were growing at the wrong angle due to learning to walk in an unorthodox way, and she would fall up to 10 times on a daily basis. But two surgeries in the past year has helped reduce her pain, limited her falls dramatically, and allowed her to live somewhat more comfortably.

These three ceramic busts, created by artist Paul Phillips, chronicle Jan Tucker’s journey through cancer. The bust on the left shows Tucker’s upper torso before she began cancer treatment. The one in the middle shows her at her lowest point in the battle. The bust on the right shows her upper torso after breast reconstruction.

The doctor asked Tucker if she had any questions.Tucker had one:“Is it treatable?” Yes, but it would require extensive treatment. Tucker’s cancer was so advanced that she had to undergo chemotherapy before surgery. That’s when she decided to have her brother do the ceramic bust. “I called him and I said,‘I want to remember how I am today,’” she said. A week later, she was undergoing chemotherapy.

“It’s awful.There’s no way to sugarcoat it,”Tucker said, noting she went through five rounds of chemo in six months. Next, she had a nipple-sparing bilateral mastectomy. She planned to do reconstruction, but lost so much blood she had to have a transfusion, which led to an infection. “I was down to 95 pounds,”Tucker said. “I’m bald at this point. I have no eyebrows, no eyelashes. My skin is sagging, and I was extremely depressed. I was in a really, really dark place. “I called Paul and said,‘I want to do another casting.’ “He’s like,‘Really?’” She said she wanted to remember this stage of the battle, too. That casting was done on Feb. 26. When she got over the infection, she pursued reconstruction again. After that was done, Tucker did another body casting to show her upper torso after reconstruction. That casting was done on Aug. 16. “It just kind of brought the whole thing together,”Tucker said. She still had no intention of making the

The only drawback in Taylor’s mind? It set her back in the pool, and her times aren’t where she wants them to be. “Because of my surgeries, I’ve kind of started back to day one all over again,” she said. But Hannah Cutkomp, a teammate and captain, is impressed with how far Taylor has come in her time with the team. “There’s been a drastic change from what I’ve seen from last year. She’s swimming so much better,” Cutkomp said.“She’s an amazing teammate.”

If Taylor is focused and determined while swimming, she’s just as tenacious when she’s on dry land. She plays guitar for fun, but graphic design and animation is her calling. The sophomore already is accumulating college scholarships with an eye on the best schools to help her with that career. She even wants to raise money for a trip to California to visit legendary graphic studios Dreamworks Studios and Pixar Animation Studios to get real-world perspective on the industry.

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ceramic busts public. But that changed after her brother, who had exhibited some of his art works at Alchemy Art Lounge in Tarpon Springs, told the owner about the castings he’d done for his sister. “The owner got real quiet and said,‘My mother has breast cancer,’”Tucker said. Then the owner suggested having a Pink Party in October, and to donate the proceeds to the American Cancer Society and Moffitt.Tucker agreed to have her ceramic busts on display because they help convey the stages she has been through. “There really is no better way to illustrate the story than that,” said Tucker, who is now 48. She and her husband have two sons,Van — who just graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in chemical engineering — and Adam, a sophomore at USF, who is pursuing the same degree. Tucker said she never would have chosen to walk the path, yet she knows it has yielded new insights. “I am a different person today because of this,”Tucker said.“I am much more focused on what’s important in life, and it’s not chasing a promotion.”

That kind of focus is just part of who she is. “When I find something I love, I run with it,”Taylor said. And her parents are proud to see the results of raising her without words like “can’t” in her vocabulary.They’re also vocal supporters at her swim meets, with her mother getting overwhelmed seeing Taylor accomplish so much when doctors warned them to expect so little. “I cry every single time,”Vanessa Sanders said.“Every time.”

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Internship takes local student to Amazon jungle By Michael Hinman

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Those first nights in the Amazon rainforest were tough ones for Kenny Quayle. Especially when he was trying to get a few hours of sleep. “There are strange sounds that come from the jungle, and some of them were from animals I never wanted to come faceto-face with,” he said.“There were thousands of bugs everywhere at night, and you could hear each and every one of them.” Quayle spent a month in Peru living on the edge of the Amazon. He was there working on a conservation team that was part of Amazonia Expeditions, an adventure company led by local biologist Paul Beaver, and his wife Dolly. But Quayle is no scientist. He wasn’t even an adventure tourist. He’s a 16-year-old who just started his junior year at Academy at the Lakes. The Beavers offer the internship to one student each year, creating an opportunity of a lifetime. Quayle had such a desire to make the trip that he applied his freshman year, but lost out to an older student. That changed his sophomore year when he made it in, and found himself on a plane to South

America that summer. “You write a small essay on what you want to do with the knowledge you gain from going there, and what you expect to draw from the experiences,” Quayle said. And that part was easy for him, since his goal is to eventually become a journalist, working for publications like those owned by National Geographic. And while he was among tourists and researchers, this wasn’t a trip to Disney World. There was no air-conditioning, no hot showers, and bugs were the size of softballs.The average temperature is 81 degrees, but the humidity is so high, it puts Florida to shame. “The locals there, they don’t sweat,” Quayle said.“If you sweat, you just get hotter, because of all the humidity.You learn to sit in places with a good breeze, and you learn to survive on cold showers.” Quayle woke up at 6 a.m. daily and hiked for a few hours. He primarily cleaned out camera traps that are used to capture wildlife on film in its native habitat for researchers. He brought protein bars with him to keep his energy up, because breakfast wasn’t served until he returned to camp. “I actually dropped 15 pounds while I was there,” Quayle said. “We would eat well, but it was a lot of plantains and a lot of rice, as well as some fresh vegetables.” Usually, afternoons were spent working with tourists who would visit the Tahuayo Lodge and the Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, located about 30 miles south of Iquitos, Peru’s fifth-largest city, Kenny Quayle has always loved sugar, but he’s never quite in the Loreto Region. had it like this. The Academy at the Lakes junior got to The forests, as nearly anytaste sugar straight from the cane during his summer one would imagine, were internship in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. dangerous. Quayle almost had

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a fatal run-in with a fer-de-lance, a highly poisonous snake that can disguise itself well to look like a rock. “It does swim, and it likes to hunt near the water,” Quayle said. “We were on the shore, and lucky the person I was with noticed it, because I almost walked into it.” But not all of Quayle’s encounters with the wildlife had happy endings. He was stung by a tarantula hawk — a spider wasp that is so aggressive that it hunts tarantulas. Its sting is considered to be the second most painful in the world, second only to the bullet ant. “You would have these flying roaches all over the place, and so you’re constantly swatting them away,” Quayle said.“We were out spear fishing, and a bug landed on my back. I swatted it, and didn’t realize it was a tarantula hawk.” Back home, Quayle is on the Academy at the Lakes football team, and spends time playing the cello. His parents are Kevin and Kathy Quayle, who own All Season Air

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County warns residents to stay away from mosquitoes The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report

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Marking a somber anniversary Members of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club were out in force to wave flags in commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The group has been present each and every year on that date to wave flags in both Lutz and Land O’ Lakes to mark the occasion. Members heard a resounding chorus of truck and car horns acknowledging their presence and the display of flags.

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• Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves.This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. • Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing, and use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months. When it comes to using repellents, members of the Pasco County division of the health department suggests people read label directions carefully, since some repellents are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other approved repellents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency including Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. Repellent should be applied to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Residents also should cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of houses. Those who would like more information on avoiding mosquitoes can call (727) 8615250, ext. 162, or send an email to deanna.krautner@flhealth.gov.

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Coastal Cleanup has been improving community for 25 years The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report

Now, in its 25th year, the Coastal Cleanup was Sept. 20 and involved hundreds of volunteers. Poor weather kept some volunteers away, but those who turned out collected a sizable amount of trash and junk, according to Betsy Crisp, who helped coordinate the Land O’ Lakes effort, along with Kurt and Sandra Conover. Dozens of teams took part, representing more than 400 volunteers. Despite its name, the cleanup goes beyond cleaning waterways. It also involves picking up school grounds, parks and roads. Some unusual finds included about 20 empty vodka bottles on Parkway Boulevard; a wedding garter on Collier Parkway; a couch, television, toilet, dishwasher, hose and pipes on Drexel and Tower roads; and television remote control and credit card at Collier and Willow parkways. Cleanup crews delivered truckloads of trash to a dumpster at the SunTrust Bank on State Road 54. When they finished their work, they took a break to enjoy a barbecue lunch.They also had a chance to win door prizes. Sponsors for this year’s event were SunTrust, Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, McDonald’s,West Coast Rental, Waste Management, the LutzLand O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and the Pasco County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Volunteers found plenty of junk along busy Collier Parkway during the annual Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20. At left, volunteer crews filled up truckloads of junk during the Coastal Cleanup. At right, Volunteers are busy filling a dumpster stationed at SunTrust Bank on State Road 54 during Coastal Cleanup.

Despite its name, the Coastal Cleanup involves cleaning up areas far beyond coastal waterways, including along the sides of roads, at parks and on school grounds.

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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, is hosting a lecture on “Advances in Knee Replacement – the Uni” Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Jared Salinsky. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. For reservations, call (727) 869-5498.

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Gulfside Hospice will host a Hike for Hospice kickoff party Sept. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., in Land O’ Lakes. There will be door prizes, drawings and refreshments. To RSVP, call Erin Labbe at (727) 8455707, or email erin.labbe@ghppc.org.

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Dr. Emanuel Donchin will make a presentation called “Brain Computer Interfaces” Sept. 29 at 8 p.m., at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa. The event is to honor Dr. Scott Mackler, who died from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2013. Mackler worked as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania using Brain Computer Interface, or a “Brain Wave Cap.” Reservations are required by emailing Alissa Gutierrez at agutierrez@alsafl.org.

The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O’ Lakes, will host a free Medicare presentation Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mike Lewis, a volunteer for the SHINE program in Pasco County. The presentation will include a review on Medicare basics, and guests can get guidance from volunteer Medicare counselors.

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Cypress Point Community Church, 15820 Morris Bridge Road in Tampa, is hosting a free women’s conference “Slaying Your Dragons: Christian Cancer Survivors’ Testimonies of Faith and Strength,” Sept. 27 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will include lunch and a chance to win tickets for the Women of Faith Conference Oct. 10-11. To register online for attendance and food, visit CPCConline.com.

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The Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2700 Healing Way, is offering a “Nutrition and Exercise Interventions for Arthritis” seminar Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Topics include how to include anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, foods to limit that trigger joint pain, and how to keep joints strong through daily exercise. The lecture is free for health center members, and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required. For information, call (813) 929-5432.

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The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is having a seminar called “Hand and Arm Pain,Weakness and Numbness” Oct. 1 at noon. Guest speaker is Dr. James Donovan, orthopedic surgeon. Topics include signs, symptoms and current treatment options for hand arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other arm conditions. Admission is free and a free lunch will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 834-5630.

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Florida Cancer Affiliates hosts a general cancer support group meeting every other Wednesday at the New Port Richey center, 5500 Little Road. The next meeting is Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. For information, call (727) 808-4818.

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Florida citrus growers facing the threat of HLB will now have some additional help from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has expanded its Tree Assistance Program that will allow Florida producers to remove and replace trees as they decline from Huanglongbing, a tree disease more commonly known as citrus greening. “USDA is investing in research and a variety of strategies to combat citrus greening over the long term,” said USDA secretary Tom Vilsack, in a release.“In the meantime, though, this support will help ensure growers are not wiped out in the short term.We must ensure that Florida’s citrus industry can weather this storm while a more permanent solution to this problem is developed.The key to the citrus industry’s survival is getting new trees in the ground, and we’re doing everything we can to help with that.” Through the program, citrus growers will be eligible for up to 50 percent of the cost of the diseased trees removal, as well as site preparation. They also can receive 65 percent of the cost of replanting and labor, and 65 percent of the cost for seedlings.

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Losses have to have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, and individual stands must have sustained a mortality loss of 15 percent after adjustment for normal mortality, according to a release. Florida’s citrus industry contributes $9 billion per year to the state’s economy, and supports about 76,000 jobs, according to the USDA. Florida accounts for 63 percent of all U.S. citrus production. HLB is a bacterial disease that spreads internally throughout the plant.The disease, which is transmitted from infected plants to healthy ones by the Asian citrus psyllid, causes fruit to ripen unevenly and become lopsided, visibly smaller, and bitter-tasting. The bacteria do not pose a health threat to humans, livestock or pets, officials said, but the effect on the fruit crops is devastating. Earlier this year, the USDA announced $25 million in funding for research and cooperative extension service projects to combat HLB, which all comes from the 2014 Farm Bill.The USDA allocated another $6.5 million to several other projects throughout the Huanglongbing MultiAgency Coordination Group. For more information, growers can contact their local Farm Service Agency office at Go.USA.gov/pYV3.

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Pasco County commissioner Kathryn Starkey will host a town hall meeting Sept. 24 beginning at 7 p.m., at Seven Oaks Elementary School, 27633 Mystic Oak Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Then on Sept. 29, Commissioner Pat Mulieri will have a community meeting at 7 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Starkey will be joined by members of the Pasco County staff, and possibly state Sen. John Legg and state Rep.Will Weatherford, as well. Among the topics to be discussed include budget issues like the gas tax, an update on new development in the area, a new baseball sports facility, transportation issues — including Overpass Road — and new area schools. Mulieri will be on-hand with representatives from the county utilities department to talk about water and utility concerns for those living in the communities of

After a seven-week period where he raised nearly $123,000, state Rep. James Grant took a break during the last week of August to raise just $100, as he faces a fellow Republican in a rare November open primary. The $100 was from an individual donation from a Tampa resident, but is added to the $178,480 Grant has collected so far to try and keep his seat in state House District 64. Miriam Steinberg, on the other hand, just started raising outside money, picking up $1,300 at the end of August. That all came from taxicab companies, with $1,000 from United Cab Cos., and $300 from Cab Plus Inc. Grant has nearly $97,000 in cash still available to him, while a personal loan to the campaign back in June is the only thing keeping Steinberg in the black. She has a little more than $1,500 on hand.

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Saint Leo cracks top 10 in men’s soccer By Michael Murillo mmurillo@lakerlutznews.com

They’re only a few games into the season, but it’s never too early to get some national recognition. The Saint Leo men’s soccer team (2-0-2) has earned a ninth-place ranking in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The poll was released before their two most recent games: a 1-0 victory over 21st-ranked West Alabama on Sept. 19, and a scoreless tie against the University of West Florida Sept. 21. While they’ve won just two games in the new season, the first was a big one:The Lions toppled second-ranked CarsonNewman University out of Tennessee, 2-0. The victory boosted the 17th-ranked Lions up to the 11th spot in the poll, and a scoreless draw against Clayton State propelled them into the top 10. According to coach Keith Fulk, a good showing against Carson-Newman — which also was last year’s national runner-up — was important to establish momentum at the beginning of the season. “We’ve built the program for four years now, and if you’re going to try and get to the final four or get to win a national championship, you have to play the best,” he said. Even with the confidence he has in his Lions, Fulk admitted to being a bit surprised at how well the team came together so quickly and dominated the second half of that game. While Saint Leo’s defense has shined with three shutouts, opponents are spending a lot of time trying to keep the Lions from scoring. The team has outshot its foes 87-35 so far, including commanding 3510 advantage in shots on goal. While Saint Leo is playing well in both aspects of the game, Fulk believes his offense is the team’s strength right now.The team is pressing forward well and displaying a dynamic style that’s giving opponents problems. That offensive style is making it harder for teams to get many shots on the Lions, so

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Just a few games into the season, Saint Leo goalkeeper Manny Schoenhuber hasn’t allowed any goals and the Lions haven’t lost any games. They’re ranked in the top 10 of the most recent NSCAA poll.

their goalkeeper doesn’t have to work as hard. It’s been a recipe for success, but Manny Schoenhuber, now in his third year, actually wishes he was a bit busier. “I like getting a lot of shots on goal, to be honest. It keeps me ready,” he said. “Of course I’m glad I get shutouts and all that, but I’m also here to save the ball. I like my

job. I like being a goalie.” Schoenhuber has had plenty of time to learn to like his job. Now 22, he started playing soccer when he was 5, and was involved in club soccer at 7. He hails from a small town near Munich, Germany, and played at the professional club level before coming to the United States.

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6A-6 FOOTBALL STANDINGS Team W L T Sunlake 3 1 0 Mitchell 3 1 0 Springstead 3 1 0 Land O’ Lakes 2 2 0 Fivay 1 2 0

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5A-7 FOOTBALL STANDINGS Team W L T Hudson 3 1 0 River Ridge 3 1 0 Ridgewood 2 2 0 Gulf 1 2 0 Wesley Chapel 0 4 0 Anclote 0 4 0

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5A-6 FOOTBALL STANDINGS Team W L T South Sumter 4 0 0 Zephyrhills 3 1 0 Pasco 2 1 0 Nature Coast Tech 1 2 0 Hernando 1 2 0 Weeki Wachee 1 3 0 Central 1 3 0

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 Volleyball Fivay at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Pasco at River Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 Volleyball Pasco at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 Football Gulf at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Pasco at Nature Coast Tech, 7:30 p.m. Ridgewood at Sunlake, 7:30 p.m. Strawberry Crest at Freedom, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. MONDAY, SEPT. 29 Volleyball Pasco at Brooke-DeBartolo Collegiate, 6:30 p.m. Gaither at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPT. 30 Volleyball Bishop McLaughlin at Land O’ Lakes, 6:30 p.m. Pasco at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m. Steinbrenner at Sickles, 7:30 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1 Volleyball Bishop McLaughlin at Pasco, 7 p.m. Wiregrass Ranch at Freedom, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 Volleyball Land O’ Lakes 3, Gulf 1 Mitchell 3, Pasco 0 Sunlake 3, Tarpon Springs 2 Hernando 3, Wesley Chapel 0

THURSDAY, OCT. 2 Football Freedom at Sickles, 7 p.m. Steinbrenner at Tampa Bay Tech, 7 p.m. Sunlake at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Central, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at Nature Coast Tech, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Freedom 15, Gaither 10 Mitchell 27, Land O’ Lakes 10 Sickles 15, Steinbrenner 14 South Sumter 40, Zephyrhills 10

FRIDAY, OCT. 3 Football Gaither at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30 p.m. Pasco at South Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Ridgewood at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Sunlake at Mitchell, 7:30 p.m.

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WESLEY CHAPEL SOCCER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association is accepting online registrations for its upcoming soccer season. The season runs from November through February, with different age groups for girls and boys. Children playing in the U8, U10 and U12 divisions need to participate in 15-minute evaluations to help create balanced teams. Evaluations will be Oct. 6-9 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., near the soccer concession stand at Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road. The cost for the season is $90 to $140 depending on age, and includes a jersey, socks, shorts and practice shirt. For information and to register, visit WCAASports.org/soccer.

RUSHE MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLF TOURNEY

Rushe Middle School will host a golf tournament Oct. 18 at Quail Hollow Golf Course, 6225 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel. A golf and dinner package is available, which includes a round of golf, two soft drinks, a gift bag and dinner for $55. Tee time is 1 p.m. For information and to register, visit CSRMS.pasco.k12.fl.us.

Now in his third year with Saint Leo, he’s become a team leader and has seen a great change in the Lions’ approach to the game. “When I first came here, the biggest issue we had was discipline,” Schoenhuber said.“It was just not a very professional way of thinking among the players. But that’s changed a lot now.” Fulk credits a lot of that change to players like Schoenhuber, who have joined the team from other countries. Saint Leo has a number of players from Germany and France on the team, and having athletes who come from countries where soccer is so important makes everyone better, he said. “I think the difference is their experience, their culture, their knowledge, their confidence. It’s contagious to the younger players,” Fulk said. “The Florida kids have learned.A kid said to me the other day that he’s learned more in three weeks than he learned in 15 years.And a lot of that is learning from the other players.” For now, Saint Leo is having to learn to play with some national recognition and status associated with their name.They won’t be able to sneak up on teams, Fulk said, and playing in the tough Sunshine State Conference means there aren’t any easy games on the schedule. Fellow conference member Lynn University was ranked No. 6 in the same poll, for example. Since then, the Fighting Knights lost their first match on Sept. 20. While the Lions are proud of their ranking and excited about the attention, they all agree that the goal isn’t to ascend in polls, accumulate statistics or earn votes. They want to keep winning games and play well when it matters most at the end of the year, and in the playoffs. “We want to be there in November and December playing,” Fulk said.“That’s our real target.” And Schoenhuber agrees. “At the end, the only thing that matters is that we win as a team,” he said.“I don’t care if I have 15 shutouts this season or only two. If we win the national title, that’s all that matters to me.”

with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. For information and to register, visit PHSC.edu/foundation/golf.

TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN OCTOBER

The Best of the Bay doubles tennis tournament will take place Oct. 17-19 at the Tampa Tennis Club at Hillsborough Community College, 3901 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. In addition to the tournament and live auction and music, local professionals will play competitive doubles tennis on Friday night. Proceeds from the event benefit inner city youth programs, junior scholarships and other tennis programs. For information and to register, visit TampaTennis.org.

NEW TENNIS LEAGUE

The Tri-County Tennis League is looking for individuals, teams and facilities to begin league play. It will include age divisions from 40s and older. League play also will feature ratingsonly play, regardless of age. For information, call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211.

PHSC GOLF TOURNEY

There will be a golf tournament Oct. 6 to benefit the Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation. The foundation supports the college’s constructions projects, staff and program development activities, and technology and library acquisitions. The tournament, now in its fifth year, will be at the Black Diamond Ranch Quarry Course, 2600 W. Black Diamond Circle in Lecanto. It includes putting contests, a breakfast buffet, lunch, tournament apparel, and gift bags. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.,

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Soccer battle

Julia Olsen, left, and Lani Nolting battle for the ball in a Wesley Chapel Athletic Association’s soccer league tournament. The organization is now accepting registrations for its 2014-15 recreational soccer season.


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A hefty dose of rain on the first night of the Festival of Flight left puddles in the exhibitor area where a Navy training plane flown in by Warbird Adventures sits atop a mirror reflection in the leftover rainwater.

The balloonist of the Re/Max balloon fires up some hot air into the nylon orb as other Festival of Flight balloons do the same at sunset.

Balloons glow despite weather By B.C. Manion bcmanion@lakerlutznews.com

Brooks Baisley, 4, watches some of the successful flights by his sister, Abby Baisley, 7, who sailed a toy airplane in the exhibitor area of the Festival of Flight.

Festival of Flight-goers watch and wait as limp nylon bags become colorful hot air balloons Saturday night.

The threat of rain couldn’t keep spectators away or the balloons from hitting the sky during the second Festival of Flight at Tampa North Aero Park in Lutz. The event featured 22 balloons, including a flying pig, a giant clown and a pumpkin. Doug Gannt flew the pig, known as Ham-Let. He came in from Taiwan to take part in the festival. Admission was free and parking was $2. The balloon glow planned for Friday night had to be cancelled because of weather and the balloon ascension on Saturday

morning was cancelled too, for the same reason, said festival director Jessica Warren. But the weather cleared enough to have the balloon glow on Saturday night and the balloon ascension on Sunday morning, she added. Despite the less-than-ideal weather, Warren estimated that about 7,000 people turned out, filling five parking lots and causing people to park along the road. Those attending could take rides on balloons, helicopters and other aircraft, could purchase food and listen to live music. Warren won’t let stormy weather dim her enthusiasm for the event. “We’re already planning for next year,” she said. Abby Baisley, 7, prepares to launch a toy airplane at the Festival of Flight last Saturday. She was there with her parents, Jeremy and Lisa Baisley of Lutz, as well as her 4-yearold little brother, Brooks.

Flynn Tharaldson, 3, gets a bird’s eye view of the different airplanes in the exhibitor’s area while carried by his dad, Drew Tharaldson of Land O’ Lakes. The two were headed to viewing a single-engine Stearman airplane.

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Boy Scouts from Troop 33 in Land O’ Lakes took on the task of beautifying the area around the Pasco County Animal Services shelter thanks to the suggestion of a volunteer there.

Pasco shelter looking good after some Scout influence The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report

Boy Scout Troop 33 in Land O’ Lakes recently made a trip to Dogpatch Lane recently to help improve the outdoor appearance at Pasco County Animal Services. The efforts of the 14 Scouts resulted in a fresh new look on the grounds around the kennels for adoptive pets. Troop leaders, family and friends joined them. The Scouts moved large piles of mulch in the summer heat to create a pathway to the outdoor dog runs, and visually enhanced the areas between and around the runs. Carrie Heinz, a long-term volunteer at

the shelter, suggested the project to the shelter supervisor, Lise Meinke. Heinz’s son Jason is part of the troop. “What a transformation,” shelter manager Mike Shumate said, in a release.“The Scouts worked hard and made a vast improvement to the area. It looks great, and we really appreciate their support.” The Pasco County Public Works Department provided the mulch for the project, while the Scouts contributed the labor and committed to actively maintaining the beautification work in the area. For more information on the project, call Pasco County Animal Services at (813) 9291212, or visit PascoCountyFl.net/PAS.

Birdie, the Purr Machine Birdie is about 3 months old, and got her name because she used to peep like a bird to get her foster mom’s attention. She was found abandoned in an apartment complex, yet this little girl loves to come and see you and play with you. She and her brother Buttercream have a shoe fetish, and any toy will do. She is a purr machine. All you have to do is pick her up, and there she goes. She is one lovable sweetheart.

If you would like to invite Birdie into your family, email Cat Crusaders at adopt@tampacatcrusaders.org. For more information about other adoptable cats, visit TampaCatCrusaders.org/animals/list.

ThunderBug among special guests at Hillsborough adoption event The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report

Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center is inviting the community to its First Saturday Celebration Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the county’s animal shelter, located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. In celebration of national Adopt-a-Dog Month in October, the Pet Resource Center will offer adoption specials on hundreds of pets — both dogs and cats — at a single location. Those adoption costs include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, county license tag, microchip, and registration of that chip. Many pets will be available to leave the shelter the same day. Also, in celebration of the arrival of hockey season, First Saturday on Oct. 4 also

will showcase the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rolling Thunder Truck, giveaways, and an appearance by the team mascot, ThunderBug. Photo opportunities with the mascot will be available. The event also will feature food, music, children’s activities, and a variety of exhibitors and local rescue partners. Admission is free. First Saturday Celebration events are family friendly and take place at the county animal shelter on the first Saturday of each month. Aimed at saving lives and boosting community engagement, the effort has achieved success in finding home for nearly 300 dogs and cats since August. The facility is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., for adoptions, lost pet searches and county pet license tags. For information, call (813) 744-5660, or visit HillsboroughCounty.org/Pets.

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Stop by one of the locations above to receive a free 1-year rabies vaccination for your dog or cat. To qualify for the free rabies vaccine, you must bring valid photo ID and one of the following: Medicaid card, Food Stamps card, WIC ID card, proof of Supplemental Security Income, or proof of Unemployment. Please note, county license is not included and are required for dogs in Pasco County. Pasco County License fees are $10 for altered (spayed/neutered pet) and $35 for intact pets and will be available for purchase during the event.

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WENDY’S COMING TO SUNLAKE

Homes are popping up throughout the area surrounding the intersection of Sunlake Boulevard and State Road 54, and the businesses are coming with it. The latest one planned is a new 3,500square-foot Wendy’s fast food restaurant, complete with drive-thru service. It will be constructed on less than an acre of land currently owned by Sunlake Equity One LLC out of Miami, which has nearly 28 acres on the site. Wendy’s International Inc., is in charge of the construction project, which will be considered by Pasco County’s Development Review Committee on Sept. 25. Wendy’s initially submitted plans to the county for the project last April, with final revisions received at the end of August, according to county records. It would become the seventh Wendy’s location east of the Suncoast Parkway, the closest at 2328 Raden Drive in Land O’ Lakes. Other locations are in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Zephyrhills and Dade City. The meeting is set for Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m., at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey.

A CHANCE TO RACE TO WORK

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Fifth Third Bank has returned its “Pay to the Order Of” campaign that earlier this year raised more than $2.3 million for Stand Up to Cancer. The campaign was first launched in January and leverages new checking accounts to help drive donations that support collaborative cancer research programs, the company said in a release. For each new customer who opens a checking account with direct deposit,

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Fifth Third Bank has launched its annual Student Banking Sweepstakes. Through Sept. 30, students who open a checking account will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes offering $10,000 toward college tuition. Last year’s winner was Tre’Watson, a rising football star at Tampa Catholic High School. For more information, visit 53.com/students.

‘DANCING WITH OUR STARS’ RETURNS

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will once again host “Dancing With Our Stars,” with a performance scheduled for Oct. 18. The chamber still has a few dance slots to

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