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A crowd — that sometimes became raucous — turned out to a listening session held by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis on the issue of health care reform. Bilirakis billed the session as an opportunity to receive feedback and ideas from constituents on the future direction of the nation’s health care system, including the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. People filled every seat of the Pasco County Commission’s chambers at the West
Many people brought signs to help communicate their views on the health care issue.
Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey during the Feb. 11 session. They stood in the back of the chamber, and along both walls, and the overflow spilled into government center’s lobby and down a hallway corridor. The crowd was made up of men and women, of all ages and ethnicities. Some came in wheelchairs. Some used walkers or canes. Some carried signs proclaiming such messages such as:“Repair, not repeal.”“The ACA is pro life” and “Health Care is a Human Right.” See BILIRAKIS, page 11A
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From social media to social pressures, the challenges of a teen are unlikely to go away anytime soon. The stresses aren’t going away for parents, either. To help navigate those issues, the Steinbrenner High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) hosted its fifth annual “World of a Teen” program on Feb. 7, inside the school’s auditorium. An estimated crowd of more than 250 people attended, according to Laura Lopresti, vice president of programs for Steinbrenner High PTSA. Those attending came from numerous areas public high schools, middle schools, as well as a public elementary, a private school and a public charter school. The award-winning program featured a panel of eight experts, who discussed topics ranging from drug usage and social media habits, to picking the right college. During the 90-minute event, parents and guardians filled out questions on notecards, which then were read anonymously to the panel. The answers were forthright, and panelists had plenty of advice. “I think that a lot of people left here with a lot of questions answered — parents and children— and I think it gave them a lot of content to talk about at home,” said Edgar Guzman, a Tampa-based attorney, one of the panelists. Drug usage, especially marijuana, was a frequently broached topic. The panelists’ message to the audience: Stay away. Lynn Posyton, community relations specialist for Drug-Free World, said she’s noticed the substance being abused “more and more.” It’s also becoming more hazardous, she said. Posyton noted the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have increased over the past several decades. That’s the chemical that’s responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. “It’s not the weed of the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s,” she said.“THC in 1981 was 2 percent. Now, it’s 17 percent.” That sharp level, she said, affects individuals differently. “It’s getting crazier and crazier, and harder for a child to understand what’s right and what’s wrong in terms of drugs,” Posyton said.“The most important thing is education of what drugs are. If you’re going to do something, you should find out about it before you’re going to do it. She added: “Don’t listen to the people that say it’s not affecting them; do you look inside and see what’s happening to your liver?” See TEENS, page 11A
Members of the Helping Hands Club pose near the lake behind Heather Shisler’s home. Back row: Caileigh Brown, Kaylee Roy, Gavin Brown and Ella Neuffer. Front row: Isabella Steady and Alexis Hopper.
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None of these kids are old enough to go out and get a job. They also have trouble finding places where they can volunteer. So, they formed the “Helping Hands Club” to do something about that. Twelve-year-old Caileigh Brown, a sixthgrader at Rushe Middle School, came up with the idea. Other members of the club are 11-yearold Isabella Steady, a sixth-grader at Rushe; 11-year-old Alexis Hopper, a sixth-grader at Rushe; 13-year-old Kaylee Roy, an eighthgrader at Rushe; 10-year-old Ella Neuffer, a fifth-grader at Oakstead Elementary; and, 9year-old Gavin Brown, Caileigh’s little brother, a fourth-grader at Oakstead. The group formed shortly before the holidays. The club meets on weekends at Heather Shisler’s home in Land O’ Lakes. Shisler is Gavin and Caileigh’s mom. The meetings generally last about 90 minutes. Early on, the kids focused on figuring out things they’d like to do. So far, they helped at Sunrise of Pasco Inc., a domestic violence shelter, and at Zaksee’s Bird Sanctuary. They sorted out a storage closet at the domestic violence shelter, and they helped do some cleaning and planted seeds at the bird sanctuary. Club members said they’ve tried to get involved before, but have had trouble gain-
ing momentum. “In fourth and fifth grade, we would try to make these volunteer groups to help people. None of them were ever successful,” Steady said. “A lot of the things that we actually wanted to do, we’re too young. You have to be 16,” Brown said. Neuffer said she enjoys being in the club.“I love helping out people,” she said. Brown’s little brother, Gavin, is first to admit he was drafted into the club. But, he said, he enjoys being part of it. Shisler lets the club meet at her house, helps the kids with setting up volunteer opportunities and transporting them. The group’s goal is to complete at least one — but hopefully more — volunteer activities each month. The opportunities need to be within the general area, and need to be tasks that can be completed within a day or less. The idea is to make a difference, the kids say. “It’s a good thing to do in your free time, instead of watching TV,” Roy said. The kids know there are a number of chores they can perform. In some cases, they may be able to do chores for pay, such as babysitting or dog walking, in which case the money they earn would go for a charitable cause, they said. Glenda Steady, who is Isabella’s mom, is grateful for Shisler’s willingness to open her home for club meetings, to help set volunSee KIDS, page 11A
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Drug store work left lasting impressions By B.C. Manion
Tom Touchton was only about 6 years old when he began working at Touchton Drug Store, in the heart of Dade City. He went to work there because his brother, Charlie, who is 3 ½ years older, already was working there. “I figured if he could work there, I could work there,” said Tom, who decades later would become a prime mover in the creation of the Tampa Bay History Center in downtown Tampa. When he started at the store, Tom was just tall enough to wash dishes. “At some point, I was promoted to be permitted to clean tables.And then, at another point, I was promoted to be permitted to COURTESY OF MADONNA WISE make sodas and sundaes,” he said. Touchton Drug Store operated in the heart of Dade City, serving customers and providing Later on, he was given the privilege of valuable life lessons for Charlie and Tom Touchton, who worked there when they young. making tuna salad, chicken salad and ham salad sandwiches, he said. “Charlie had done all of these who refused to pay a newly instituted state things before because he was older, sales tax. and I was always trying to measure “I went to my grandfather and said,‘What up to my older brother,”Tom said. do I do? Mr.Ways is going to leave if I charge His brother, Charlie, has fond him sales tax.’ My grandfather pulled two recollections of working in the pennies out of his pocket and gave them to store. me,‘You just ring up 52 cents, you take 50 Both men will share their expecents from Mr. Ways and here’s the other two cents.’” riences, and what they gleaned The store was learning how to deal with from them, on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., as part of a series of talks being ofthe new tax, and keeping that customer was important,Tom said. fered by The Pioneer Florida Building relationships, in any kind of Museum & Village. The talks coincide with the museum hosting a transactional business, is essential, said traveling Smithsonian Institution Charlie, noting that his drug store experiB.C. MANION Exhibit called “The Way We ences came in handy when he worked for Charlie and Tom Touchton will share the experiences Worked.” IBM. Touchton Drug Store was a busy they had while working at Touchton Drug Store at a talk on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., at the Pioneer Florida DEVELOPING SALES SKILLS place, Charlie recalled. At the drug store, Charlie learned about At first, Charlie said, “I worked Museum & Village in Dade City. the art of subtle marketing and about the behind the soda fountain, and I “It was a great place to flirt,” he ex- concept of upselling. washed dishes and I made cokes, and I plained. Revlon lipstick, at that time, sold for It was customary to keep items on the made sundaes and I made sodas. counter, such as toothbrushes and Whitman’s Coca-Colas were by far the most popular $2 a tube. Both men credit their work at the drug candy, within easy reach of customers, drink, he said. “It was automatic, if it was Coca-Cola. store for teaching them important, lifelong Charlie said. The idea was to give them a chance to see and touch items, he said. You turned a handle. It fed the syrup. It fed lessons. It taught them how to relate to people the carbonated beverage,” he said.“If it was Suggestive selling was a way to move from all walks of life, and about the impor- products. anything else, you had to squirt the syrup.” People could buy cherry Cokes and lime tance of customer service. “When somebody was there to get some“The same things I learned in the drug thing, (Charlie would say) ‘By the way, do Cokes, even ammonia Cokes, which were store became relevant, whether you’re sell- you need a toothbrush?’ said to relieve headaches. Charlie said he was taught early on not ing a product or you’re selling an idea,” “If the person said,‘As a matter of fact, I to mix ammonia with grape juice because Charlie said. do,’” Charlie said,“you’d get out another one “In a small town, the customer is always and say,‘You’d better get two.’” that would create a poison. right because your livelihood depended on Or, he’d ask a customer: “Do you think those customers,” Tom said. “If they didn’t you’d want a box of Whitman candy today?” SELLING COSMETICS WAS FUN “Not until I was about 12 or 13, did I real- have a good experience at Touchton Drug At that time, the candy was $2 a box, he ly get on to the sundries and goods side,” Store, then they would go up the street to said. Charlie added, noting he especially enjoyed another drug store.” Customers could buy a Hershey bar or a selling cosmetics. He recalled a customer, named Mr.Ways, single-scoop ice cream cone for a nickel,
The Way We Worked lecture series WHAT: The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, in conjunction with the Florida Humanities Council, is presenting a series of lectures, in conjunction with the museum’s display of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit,“The Way We Worked.” WHERE: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. COST: Admission to the museum is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors; $4 for students, 6 through 18; and free for age 5 and younger. DETAILS: The speaker schedule is as follows: • Imani Asukile,“The Odell Mickens Story,” Feb. 16, 6 p.m. • Tom & Charlie Touchton,“Touchton Drug Store,” Feb. 18, 2 p.m. • Madonna Wise,“Women and Work,” March 2, 2 p.m. • Dr. Steven Noll,“The Way We Worked, FL,” March 4, 2 p.m. • Nancy Massey Perkins,“Hometown Barber,” March 7, 2 p.m. • Scott Black,“All the Live Long Day (Railroad),” March 9, 6 p.m. “The Way We Worked” exhibit will be at the museum through March 18. The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. INFO: PioneerFloridaMuseum.org
decades ago. Comic books were a dime. A pack of cigarettes went for 20 cents, Charlie said. People would come to the drug store for prescriptions and nonprescription medicines.They’d pick up bandages, shoe polish, cosmetics and other personal needs items. Tom said the strong work ethic he has subscribed to his entire life began when he was just 6, working in the drug store. “I am 78 years old. If I have to work at night, or I need to come in here on Saturday to get things done because of other things that I did during the week, then you just do. There is no 9 to 5. “You stay up as late as you have to, to get it done, or you get to work as early as you have to, or you work on the weekends because it has to be done. “You work when you need to, to get the job done,”Tom said. Charlie said the lessons he learned at the drug store, about being trustworthy and having integrity, have stuck with him for life, too.
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Have you ever eaten a flower? By Nicole Pinson
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Gardeners and foodies alike enjoy the culinary benefits of edible flowers. Edible flowers bring another element to the garden -- not only because they impart flavor and add interest to meals, but because they add beauty and color, too. By emphasizing plate presentation, you can savor flavors and eat with your eyes. Did you know flowers have specific flavors? Tastes that flowers can impart include spicy, sweet, nutty, floral and minty.They can taste like anise, peppers, onions or wintergreen.They can be strong, perfumed, bitter or herbal. Edible flowers elevate a dish. They have been used in cooking for centuries. Famous markets of the world, such as the Phool Mandi market in New Delhi, sell flowers and spices. You can plant edible flowers in any garden. They may be mixed in existing landscapes, planted in a vegetable or herb garden, or grown in containers, such as raised beds, flowerpots and window boxes. With any landscape, practice the nine Florida Friendly LandscapingTM principles
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which include: right plant, right place; water efficiently; fertilize appropriately; mulch; attract wildlife; manage yard pests responsibly; recycle; reduce stormwater runoff; and, protect the waterfront. “Right plant, right place” is important for edible flowers, because you’ll want to find a sunny location for them to bloom. When possible, use micro-irrigation and harvested rainwater for watering plants.Add mulch to conserve moisture and reduce weeds.Then, harvest your edible flowers and add them to recipes. A note on foraging: use caution when looking around your yard for edible flowers and plants. Landscape plants with edible flowers, for instance, hibiscus and orange blossoms, may be treated with pesticides and herbicides. Use care when eating edible flowers, be sure to properly identify the plant, check for recent pesticide use and be sure to read the pesticide’s label. Favorite edible flowers include orange blossoms, nasturtium, rose petals, pansies, Johnny jump-ups, marigold, dianthus, daylily, pineapple guava, redbud, begonia, hibiscus, sunflower petals, anise hyssop, society garlic, petunia, mango, rose geranium, roselle, snapdragons, elderberry, pineapple sage, and native Florida violets. The flowers of common herbs are edible, too.
Redbud trees bloom in winter and spring months. The flowers taste sweet when you first eat them.
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The Carrollwood Toastmasters will meet Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Tampa.The Feb. 22 meeting will include the club speech contest. For information, visit Carrollwood.toastmastersclubs.org.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will present “Safety Superhero Academy: Hot, Hot, Hot!” Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Children can learn how to identify hot and cold objects, and when to call for backup from an adult. Parents can learn tips for keeping their home safe, and first aid for treating scalds and burns. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.
MOBILE ONE STOP CareerSource Mobile One will make a stop at the New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, Feb. 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Job seekers can search for work, create and print resumes, access local and statewide job listings, and get information about programs provided by CareerSource, for free. For information, call (813) 7886375.
TRAIN SHOW & SALE TEEN ADVISORY MEETING The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, will host a Teen Advisory Board meeting Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., for grades six to 12.Teens can get volunteer hours for scholarships and school clubs by attending the meetings.TAB members help to plan and run teen library programs. For information, call (813) 788-6375.
COLORING FOR ADULTS The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host “Color Us Creative” Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for adults. Guests can bring their own coloring pencils, pages and supplies, or use what is provided. For information, call (813) 7800064.
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Regal Railways will present a Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show/Sale Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Columbia Club 1, 5850 K of C Drive in Port Richey.Vendors will be on hand with various model trains, hobbies, collectibles, die cast cars, antiques and more.Admission is $5 for adults. Kids age 12 and younger are free. Early bird admission at 8 a.m., is $7. For information, call (727) 244-1341, or visit RegalRailways.com. The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer a circus craft Feb. 18 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade.The craft will be carnival/circus themed. For information, call (813) 929-1214.
LUTZ SENIOR CENTER The Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave., N.W., in Lutz, will host these upcoming events: • Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.: Black Heritage Celebration • Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m.: Monthly Birthday Celebration for members, with cake and ice cream For information, call (813) 264-3804.
MOVIE NIGHT The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host a movie (rated PG-13) night Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Parents should call for the movie title. For information, call (813) 780-0064.
AARP DRIVER CLASS The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer the AARP Safe Driver Class Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.To register, call Eugene Pool at (813) 949-8585.
MOVIES AND POPCORN The Hugh Embry Library, 142154 Fourth St., in Dade City, will offer a senior movie and popcorn Feb. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for adults.There also will be a family movie, popcorn and juice Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., for kids age 12 and younger with a parent or guardian. For information and movie titles, call (352) 567-3576.
HARVESTER CAR SHOW Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, will host a car show fundraiser Feb. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All makes, models and years can enter. Onsite registration is $10 per vehicle, and includes a meal ticket. Harvester Youth also will sell hamburgers and hot dogs.Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m., for first, second and third place. Money raised will support outreach ministries of the church. For information, call Shawn Smith at (813) 9963450.
NEGRO SPIRITUALS The Tampa First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 822 W. Linebaugh Ave., in Tampa, will host “Come Here Jesus, If You Please:An Evening of Negro Spirituals” Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.The concert will celebrate Black History Month.Admission is free. For information, email email@example.com.
HONDURAS FUNDRAISER The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon will host a fundraiser Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Tampa Greyhound Track Poker Room, 8300 N. Nebraska Ave.The poker tournament is a $50 buy-in, with $20 re-buys.There also will be a cash bar.Three ticket options are available.A championship trophy will be awarded.The fundraiser will help Rotary volunteers going to Honduras to provide clean water, latrines and hygiene education to families in remote areas. For information, visit WCRotary.org.
MEN’S CONFERENCE Suncoast Catholic Ministries’ seventh annual Tampa Bay Men’s Conference will be Feb. 18 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Higgins Hall, in Tampa. Bishop Gregory Parkes will celebrate Mass.Tickets are $40 per person, or a father/son combo ticket at two for $40. Price includes lunch and parking. For tickets and information, visit SuncoastCatholicMinistries.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE TAX PREP HELP Hillsborough County Extension will offer free tax preparation help to individuals and families whose adjusted gross income (AGI) is no more than $64,000.Appointments will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 11, between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday appointments will be on Feb. 18, March 4 and March 18 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For information and to schedule an appointment, call Denise Kantak at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54141.
CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED Christianity Explored, a free seven-week course for teens and adults to explore Mark’s Gospel, will be hosted by Grace Community Church on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., at Wesley Chapel Elementary School, 30423 Wells Road.The course starts on Feb. 19, with coffee and refreshments at 10:15 a.m.There also will be a fully staffed program for children from birth to fifth grade. For information, visit ExploreGrace.com.
KOL AMI BOWLING Congregation Kol Ami’s Men’s Club and Sisterhood, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will
PLANT PROPAGATION The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, will offer “Propagation 103” Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants can learn new ways to cultivate plants. Bring a small box to carry freebies home.A master gardener will give the free presentation. For information, call (813) 788-6375.
COFFEE BEAN STRING ART The Land O’ Lakes Library Foundry, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a class on making coffee bean string art Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages 16 and older. Participants can make a decorative board with a mixture of coffee beans and string art.A proper dress code and signed liability waiver are required. For information and to register, call (813) 929-1214.
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The Zephyrhills Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road in Zephyrhills, will host The Spinney Brothers, Canada’s International bluegrass band, Feb. 20.The group will perform songs from its current CD,“Living the Dream.”Tickets are available at the Lions Hall. For artist information, visit SpinneyBrothers.com. For ticket information, call (813) 788-1441.
The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host a CookBook Book Club on vegetables Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m.Those interested should visit the library to browse through selected cookbooks, choose a recipe for home, pick a review form to complete, bring your review and recipe samples (optional) to the meeting, and participate in a discussion and tastetesting.There will be a new cookbook each month. For information, call (813) 7800064.
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The Pasco Mobile Vet Center and CareerSource Pasco-Hernando will be onsite at 6038 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Services provided include counseling,VA enrollment, resources on VA benefits, suicide prevention referrals and more.The services are free to veterans and family members. For information, call AJ Jones at (727) 372-1854.
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THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS The Carrollwood Cultural Center, 5437 Lowell Road in Tampa, will present “The Three Little Circus Pigs” Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m., and Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.The Crackling Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus will retell the story of the big bad wolf.Admission is $7 for members, $8 for general admission, and $28 for a family four-pack. Children age 4 and younger are free, but a seat must be reserved. For information, call (813) 9228167.
TRAIL STUDY OPEN HOUSE The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host an open-house style public information meeting on the Withlacoochee Trail Connector Planning Study Feb. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the City Administration building, 38020 Meridian Ave., in Dade City.Anyone interested can drop by and provide input, share information and ask questions. For information, visist PascoMPO.net.
MAKE A JOURNAL The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a class on making a bullet journal Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for ages nine and older.The journal will be a to-do list, a planner, a diary and more.A proper dress code and signed liability waiver are required. For information and to register, call (813) 9291214.
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The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will offer “Estate Planning 101” Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.Attorney Bret Galbraith, from Fresh Legal Perspective, will answer legal questions at this free workshop. For information, call (813) 780-0064.
The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club will host its annual flea market on March 3 and March 4, and is accepting donations between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41. Donations must be clean and in working order. Large format TVs, appliances and sleeper sofas cannot be accepted. For information, call Patricia Serio at (813) 9484752.
KNITTING CLUB The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host a knitting club Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m.The club will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month, for an hour. Participants should bring supplies and a bag lunch. For information, call (352) 567-3576.
ZEPHYRHILLS ART CLUB The Zephyrhills Art Club will meet Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Alice Hall, 38116 Fifth Ave.There will be a love-themed mini art show for members, and a watercolor demonstration by Anna Bailey, owner of
The New Jerusalem Church of God, 38442 Tuskeegee Ave., in Dade City, has provided a free food and clothing ministry since 1998. The ministry ‘feeds’ both the physical and spiritual needs of others.Those interested in the service should make an appointment by contacting Pastor May Ross at (352) 5679775 or fax (352) 567-2595.
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A champagne toast and tethered hot-air balloon rides heralded the groundbreaking for a 7-acre manmade Crystal Lagoon that — when finished — will be large enough for six football fields, end to end. In the background, construction workers stirred dust and hammered nails into model homes for the first master-planned community in Epperson Ranch, along the Connected City corridor. The Crystal Lagoon is the splashy jewel at the center of Epperson. Connected City, if successful, could become Pasco’s economic jewel. Pasco County commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 7 to approve the framework to establish the Connected City, as a state-approved 10-year pilot program to foster a technology-based “city of the future.” At its 50-year build out, the Connected City is expected to have more than 96,000 residents within multiple neighborhoods; 37,000 homes and apartments; as many as 7.2 million square feet of employment facilities; and, a role-model reputation for technology innovation. But, for now, all eyes are on Epperson and the Crystal Lagoon in northeastern Pasco, at Curley and Overpass roads. The mammoth swimming pool, with clear blue, see-through waters, is a global phenomenon, with locations in Chile and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Pasco’s Crystal Lagoon will be the first in the nation. “It’s like swimming in a bottle of Zephyrhills water,” said Greg Singleton, president of Metro Development Group.“It’s so incredibly clear.” It took more than two years of planning, workshops and negotiations to reach the groundbreaking at Epperson on Feb. 2, followed by the Connected City vote nearly a week later. “It was worth the time. I say congratulations to everybody,” said Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore.“I think we’ll see great things for our neighborhoods.All eyes are going to be upon us now. People will be coming to Pasco County, to follow suit.” State lawmakers carved out about 7,800 acres in northeastern Pasco, in 2015, for a special development district. The boundaries are Interstate 75, State Road 52, and Curley and Overpass roads. State law, and now county approval, set in motion a 10-year pilot program to encourage mixed-use development projects and
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master-planned communities built from the ground up with cutting edge technology. “At the end of the day, I feel it’s the right thing for the county,” said Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells.“It comes down to job creation for me.” Still, the excitement level created by Connected City isn’t shared by everyone. Resident Jennifer McCarthy has been a frequent critic of Connected City at prior meetings. She and her husband, Chris McCarthy, attended the final hearing on Feb. 2, but neither spoke during public comment. They both remain worried about property rights of residents who have lived in the area for decades. Increased traffic is another issue, especially on Kenton Road where they live. They also aren’t convinced that the area can become another technology-heavy Silicon Valley. “This isn’t California,” said Jennifer McCarthy. Resident Nancy Hazelwood worries about preserving the rural character of the area. She objected when county commissioners voted to carve out a portion of the Villages of Pasadena Hills, and to add it into Connected City boundaries. County commissioners said that made sense because the state-drawn boundaries overlapped into one of the Villages’ neighborhoods. It was the third time, Hazelwood said, that the county gave up rural land to accom-
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modate urban development. “You keep taking things from what we were given at one time,” she said. Change is coming. Metro Development Group anticipates completion of the lagoon in 2017, with the opening of model homes in late 2017 or early 2018. Metro Development Group is working in a public-private partnership with Pasco County on the initial development within Connected City.The development company controls about 35 percent of the targeted area. A second community – known as Mirada – is planned by Metro Development Group, along with a second Crystal Lagoon of more
than 10 acres. In return for meeting more than 50 development criteria, the county is offering mobility fee credits and a faster-than-usual review process to Connected City projects. Technology is the premier feature in what is expected to entice high-paying jobs to Pasco. The vision is for the entire area to become a northern gateway into the Tampa Bay region, with links to commerce and education centers to the south, including the research-oriented University of South Florida. “I am doing everything I can to hook them up with tech companies,” said Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey.
Construction to extend State Road 56 By Kathy Steele
Contractors on the State Road 56 extension are cleared to begin turning dirt. The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for the roadwork on Feb. 2. The extension is considered an important project by residents, commercial interests and government officials, because it provides an important link for motorists traveling east and west across Pasco County. “I’m excited,” said Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore.“It will bring traffic relief…and economic development all along the corridor.” An official groundbreaking is in the planning stages but Moore said Cone & Graham Inc., would begin work as soon as
possible.“We don’t want to hold them up,” he added. A previous groundbreaking had been targeted for late January, but it took longer than expected for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review additional information that had been requested. The road project will provide a four-lane extension of State Road 56 from Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wiregrass Ranch to U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills. Initial plans called for a two-lane extension. However, nearly two years ago residents lobbied hard during a town hall meeting in Zephyrhills for an expanded project. Area residents and Zephyrhills’ officials see the road as a major factor in easing traffic bottlenecks and supporting greater economic development.
Money became an issue. But, Pasco County qualified in 2016 for a state loan of nearly $23 million to finance the project. A loan repayment schedule allows the county to collect funds from developers and landowners along the corridor through mobility surcharge fees, or special assessments, if needed. Property owners and developers along the route provided rights of way to Pasco County. About half of the 6.7-mile extension runs through Two Rivers Ranch. Cone & Graham is expected to cover any shortfall in expenses, with the county and the city of Zephyrhills as fall back in the event the contractor is fired or a new contractor hired. In that scenario, estimates peg the coun-
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SHADY HILLS HOSTS FIRST TRACK MEET FIELD TRIP Shady Hills Elementary School hosted its first Track Meet Field Trip Feb. 10 at Crews Lake Middle School. The event was part of the after-school Shady Hills Harrier Running Club, which is in its second year. Since its formation, the club has amassed a roster of 110 students who run every Tuesday and Thursday. The students tally their accumulated miles to earn rewards and participation in Oak Hill Hospital’s Five Points of Life Kids Marathon, in April. Students also receive tips on stretching, nutrition and running techniques.
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PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS San Antonio Elementary School will host three parent information nights to share information about the Cambridge Programme with east Pasco families. Each session begins at 6:30 p.m.: • Feb. 16, San Antonio Elementary, 32416 Darby Road in Dade City • Feb. 20, Centennial Elementary, 38501 Centennial Road in Dade City • Feb. 23, Wesley Chapel Elementary, 30243 Wells Road The Cambridge Programme will be offered in the 2017-2018 school year. The program is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning with an international curriculum model that provides students with a rigorous educational experience. For information, visit PascoSchools.org, and click on the Schools link at the top.
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TEENS, from page 1A Guzman, meanwhile, said he’s seen marijuana’s harsh effects from a legal standpoint. “It’s very dangerous,” he said. “It’s not worth experimenting; it’s really for nothing.” Deputy Bill Sanders, a school resource officer at Martinez Middle School, warned parents about vaporizers and e-cigarettes, where cannabis oil can be added and sometimes go unnoticed. “There’s a lot of sneaky stuff out there, and unfortunately a lot of our kids know how to get them,” Sanders said. He also has noticed that kids are trying things at younger ages. “Our kids are experimenting and doing things every year at a younger and younger age,” Sanders said.“Things we might’ve done when we were younger—but not as young — they are doing at a younger age.” The proliferation of smart devices and popular apps — Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram — doesn’t help. Social media makes youth more vulnerable than ever, panelists agreed. Michelle Gonzalez, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said her office is seeing a rise in online sexual exploitation and cyber bullying amongst teens. Those matters are becoming tougher to monitor, as new apps and devices come online, she said. Teens ought to think twice before sending an inappropriate photo, Gonzalez advised. “It can get away from you,” she said. “Once you take a picture and send it, it’s out there.” To combat problems, Gonzalez said parents must better supervise their children’s app usage and Internet activity. That includes access to all passwords and encrypted information. “There should be no privacy—they’re not adults,” she said. Students, meanwhile, must be cautious with whom they’re interacting with online. “There’s nothing to monitor how old the kids are, and there’s nothing to monitor how old people are that they’re talking to,” Gonzalez explained.“Don’t give out person-
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BILIRAKIS, from page 1A Television reports on the event aired on local and national networks, and excerpts of speakers streamed on social media. The vast majority of speakers protested repealing and replacing the ACA. Speakers told Bilirakis that repealing the ACA will cause chaos. Some told Bilirakis that keeping the ACA, for them, or their loved ones, is truly a matter of life or death. The crowd jeered in reaction to comments by Bill Akins, secretary of the executive committee of the Republican Party of Pasco County, who said:“There is a provision in there (the ACA) that anyone over the age of 74 has to go before what is effectively a death panel.” As the crowd booed and shouted “no,” Akins insisted he was right.“The provision is in there.” As speakers took their turn at the microphone, some folks in the lobby occasionally chanted,“Medicare for all. Medicare for all.” In response, one man counter-chanted: “Make someone else pay. Make someone else pay.” One speaker told Bilirakis that the ACA had not really worked because it was too expensive, and another said he preferred keeping the government out of his back pocket. But, most of the speakers, including Ivana Sheppard, a member of Action Together Tampa Bay, want to see Obamacare improved — not repealed and replaced. “Your job as a congressman is to fix it,” Sheppard told Bilirakis. Insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies should not be involved in reform efforts, she added.“Take their seat from the table.The insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies should not be at the table,” she said. “We are actively searching for (U.S. Sen.) Marco Rubio,” Sheppard added. Beverly Ledbetter, active in Pasco County Democratic politics, reminded Bilirakis:
KIDS, from page 1A TRUFLIGHT, from page 1A opened nearly two years ago in a 15,000square- foot facility at 1827 Northpointe Parkway, off State Road 54 at Suncoast Parkway. The expansion is expected to add 100 jobs. “This more than doubles the capacity of this facility,” said David Smith, vice president of TRU training centers. The newest flight simulator resembles a large white capsule perched atop black stilts. The simulators can weigh between 25,000 to 40,000 pounds each, and cost $6 million to $10 million to build. Another three simulators can fit into the expanded space. In addition, the facility added classrooms and flight training devices, as well as a fitness room and lounge area. TRU Simulation has contracts with companies such as King Air, Boeing and Cessna.
When Textron builds an aircraft, the purchase price includes flight training. Simulators are custom-built to meet each client’s needs. TRU Simulation recently delivered a Bell helicopter simulator to a training academy in Valencia, Spain. “We also have people who just bought a plane and want to join us,” said Chad Martin, TRU training center manager. Others are pilots who need to meet annual insurance requirements. With about 400 clients who come to the training center annually, Smith said the local economy also gets a boost. They stay in hotels, dine at restaurants and visit tourist attractions. In the future, Smith hopes to see more development within the Northpointe Village shopping and office complex where TRU Simulation is located. New restaurants are on the wish list, but Smith said,“We want anything that supports the feel of a small, walkable community that is self-contained.”
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The Zephyrhills High School girls weightlifting team can now lay claim as one of the top teams in the state. Buoyed by the performances of two upperclassmen and an underclassman, the Bulldogs sprung into a tie for seventh place (out of 35 schools) at the FHSAA Class 1A girls weightlifting finals at Belleview High School on Feb. 3. “I did not ever expect to be a top-10 team,” said Joe Rinaldo, in his ninth year at Zephyrhills.“That was surprising.” At the same token, the 2016-2017 team is one of the best he’s ever had. “I would take this team against any of those teams I’ve ever had. They were that good,” he said. Three girls did the heavy lifting for the Bulldogs: senior Sara First (101- pound class), junior Jessica Guadarrama (183) and sophomore Abby Shaffer (unlimited). In the 183-pound class, Guadarrama finished state runner-up with a 175-pound bench press and 175-pound clean-and-jerk for a 350-pound total.Those numbers were a sizable jump from her sophomore year at states, when she put together a 305-pound total (140-pound bench, 165-pound cleanand-jerk). She credits her year-round training. “I worked for what I got,” Guadarrama said, assuredly.“I had a lot of offseason time to practice.” Her mindset during the state finals helped, too. “When I went into the meet, I was focused on myself. I didn’t pay attention to the other (competitors) because that would mess my focus,” she explained.“I came here to do my own numbers and what I know I can do, and whatever place I can get with those numbers.” In the unlimited class, Shaffer placed fourth (185-205—390). Meantime, First placed sixth (120-110—230) in the 101pound class. “At first, you look at it, and it’s like nervewracking because it’s like the best in the state get there,” Shaffer said.“But once you get into it, you realize it’s just like a normal meet — just more schools and more on the line a little bit.” Rinaldo said he expected top-tier finishes for both Guadarrama and Shaffer.Yet, it was his senior—a first-time lifter— that surprised him the most. “She was in a tough spot going into it, and
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BENCH PRESS-CLEAN-AND-JERK—TOTAL CLASS 1A 101 POUNDS Sara First (Zephyrhills High): sixth place; 120-110—230 139 POUNDS Eliahnis Lewis (Pasco High): 140-125—265 183 POUNDS Jessica Guadarrama (Zephyrhills High): second place; 175-175—350 UNLIMITED Abby Shaffer (Zephyrhills High); fourth place; 185-205—390 CLASS 2A 101 POUNDS Shelby Lewis (Sunlake High) 115-120—235 Zeena Zayed (Freedom High) third place; 130-135—265 139 POUNDS Caroline Winstead (Sunlake High); 140-0—140 154 POUNDS Tricia Clifton (Wiregrass Ranch High): 145-135—280
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The Zephyrhills girls weightlifting team placed seventh at the FHSAA Class 1A state finals. The team is only losing four seniors.
between her lifting and other people failing ahead of her, she was able to move up and get on the medal stand,” Rinaldo said, of First. “It was so amazing to see her journey from the start to the ending,” Guadarrama said.“I did not expect her to go to states; it was awesome.” The team’s core development began last summer, when Rinaldo signed up several lifters to compete in a USA Weightlifting club affiliated with Fortitude Fitness in Trinity. It went a long way toward improving lifting technique, especially for Guadarrama and Shaffer. “We made a lot of changes in the cleanand-jerk technique,” Rinaldo said.“Learning to snatch helped immensely with their cleans. ...It was hard at first for them, but once they picked it up and learned how to use it, it made their cleans that much better.” In essence, small changes led to big in-
Carrollwood Day School names varsity football coach Mark Jones, a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Carrollwood Day School’s new varsity head football coach, according to a school announcement. Jones served as the team’s interim head coach during the 2016 season after the previous coach, Lane McLaughlin, was ousted before the season last August. Under Jones’ interim title, the Patriots finished 2-6. Jones has been with Carrollwood Day’s football program since 2014, when he became head coach of the middle school football team. In 2015, he led the team to its first undefeated season in team history. “I am extremely excited to have Mark Jones take over the CDS football program,” CDS athletic director Baker Mabry said, in a statement.“Coach Jones brings a lot of energy and passion to the position. He also understands and supports our mission of developing student athletes not only on the field, but in the classroom and in their personal lives,” Mabry added. In a statement, Jones said he is “honored and humbled” to be named the Patriots’ varsity coach. “I will lead by example, and I will stand firm in my core values and beliefs that are centered around faith, family and executive director position, replacing Dr. James “Roger” Dearing. He announced his retirement last June and will step down once a new hire is made. Dearing has served in the post for eight years. The interviews, which are open to the public, are scheduled for March 12, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville. The finalists are: • Eddie Bonine – executive director for the Louisiana High School Athletic
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Shaffer said.“Some of the freshman this year — they have potential.” Some first-timers, too, could one day make a splash. “The popularity of our team—probably the past few weeks—has grown,” Rinaldo said. “I’ve got people coming up to me in the hallways saying,‘Hey, when do we start back up again? I’ve got girls that want to come out.’ I don’t know how good they are, but what we’re doing is speaking volumes right now.” School system. • Hershel Lyons – chancellor of Florida’s K-12 Public Schools since 2013. Lyons has 28 years of administrative experience in the Alachua County Public School system. • George Tomyn – retired former superintendent of Marion County Schools in Florida. Tomyn has 36 years of administrative experience in the Marion County Public School system.
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Saint Leo University has announced it will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame March 30 at the Marion Bowman Activities Center. Inductees for the Class of 2017 are: • Lauren Hudson Daniel ‘09, women’s soccer • Matt Harkins ‘95, men’s soccer • Erin Brunt Kinberger ‘07, softball • Michelle Nogueras ‘09, volleyball • Asmir Pervan ‘06, men’s soccer • Jordan Prais ‘10, men’s basketball • John Semeraro ‘05, men’s golf • Bob Sullivan, coach/administrator “The Saint Leo Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 recognizes some outstanding student-athletes from recent years who displayed their abilities on a national level, as well as some individuals who paved the way for that success through their commitment to Saint Leo and Erin Kinberger the student-athlete experience,” according to Saint Leo Athletic Director Francis X. Reidy.“I congratulate the members of this year’s class of inductees, and welcome them into the Saint Leo Athletic Hall of Fame.” Reservations for the induction dinner and ceremony are $35 each, and can be purchased from Erin Mykleby, assistant athletics director, at (352) 588-8223 or email@example.com.
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anch Days offered a weekend of entertainment at the Little Everglades
Ranch. There were tethered hot air balloon rides, tours of the ranch, a high-wire act, a snake show, live music, a petting zoo and other ways to have fun. People could grab a bite to eat, and sit back and relax, or they could be more adventurous. They could watch a chainsaw artist turn a piece of wood into a work of art, they could learn about birds of prey, and they could stick around to see a hot air balloon glow. Over the years, people have visited the 2,100-acre ranch, owned by Bob and Sharon Blanchard, for all sorts of events, including Savage Races, Steeplechase Races, equine events, track meets and other activities. This was first time that tours were offered of the property, at 17951 Hamilton Road in Dade City.
Chainsaw sculptor Brian Ruth, from Pennsylvania, turns a stump of wood into an owl. He carves pine and cypress creations, while inside a protective cage, before an appreciative audience.
A Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. of Orlando (yellow/blue balloon) and American Balloons of Wesley Chapel (red/white/blue balloon) provided tethered balloon views from the Ranch Day site on the Little Everglades Ranch.
Kitty Tolson-Carol, also known as Miss Kitty, brought scores of birds of prey to educate and perform for audiences at the event. An American Barn Owl lands on her hand.
Helen (Flower) and Bob (the Old Hippie) Buyse are musicians of Michigan and Tampa Bay areas. They came in costume to see if they would like to play at Ranch Days next year. He said he was impressed with this first event and will try to be part of it next year.
Tino Wallenda performed on the high-wire for four shows during the weekend. He reported that most of his family that were in the Sarasota Circus accident last week are in good shape, but some are still hospitalized.
Wayne Waxing performs in the band Hymn for Her, at Ranch Days at Little Everglades Ranch.
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Despite setbacks, Carmel is happy Carmel came to Animal Services last summer. She was initially a very sick little girl, having pneumonia and heartworm, and everyone has worked very hard to get her a fresh start to life. Carmel’s last injection for heartworm was done Jan. 5, and she will need a recheck heartworm test in 6 months. Despite her medical setbacks, Carmel is a happy and bright girl with a lot of love to give. If you already have a dog at home, a meet-and-greet is recommended. Come meet Carmel. The staff would be happy to discuss her medical records and possible medical needs in the future.
Springtime is in the air Cheryl Fernandez, of Lutz, snapped this colorful close-up at Treasure Island Beach in St. Petersburg.
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A perfect pair Kali (top) and Chloe are two young girls that came to the shelter together. They get along fantastically, and Chloe even helped Kali with her litter of kittens until they were ready to wean from their mommy. If you are looking to adopt in multiples, you will find a perfect pair in these two. Chloe is a funny girl who likes to greet new people. Kali has lovely flowing hair that you just can’t help be jealous of. If you are interested in meeting these two girls, come by the shelter.
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TAILS AT TWILIGHT “Tails at Twilight” will take place Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., as part of Gulfport’s Get Rescued event, the annual street festival and fundraiser on Beach Boulevard. After the pets have gone to bed, guests are invited to stay for an evening of live music and dancing, catered hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and opportunity drawings. Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. Tickets for “Tails at Twilight” are $25 and available at the Gulfport Welcome Center,
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With our partner, North Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planneed mixed-use communities in the United States. Wi America Sekisui House, LLC, we believe it is our responsibility to create communities for people to live life in ways that matter most to them. www w..newlandcommunities.com | www w..nashcommunities.com NASH Bexley, LLC (“Fe e Owner”) is the owner and developer of the Bexley Communit y (“Communit y”). Cer tain homebuilder s unaf filiate d with the Fe e Owner or its relate d entities are building homes in the Communit y (“Builder(s)”). Fe e Owner has retaine d Newland Communities solely as the proper t y manager for the Communit y. Nor th A merica Sekisui House has an interest in one of the member s in Fe e Owner. Newland Communities and Nor th A merica Sekisui House are not co - developing, co -building or other wise responsible for any of the obligations or representations of any of the Builder s, and shall have no obligations to any buyer re garding a home purchase from a Builder. Additionally, Fe e Owner may se ek to qualif y its Communit y for of fering and sale of proper t y in states where prior out- of-state re gistration is re quire d before lots, parcels, or interests may be of fere d for sale or lease to residents of such states, which states may have spe cific disclosures that must be delivered to prospe ctive purchaser s before the exe cution of any instrument relate d to the sale or lease any real proper t y interest in the Communit y. Builder s have be en informe d of such state -mandate d re quirements and it is the obligation of such Builder s to comply with all land sale re gistration re gulations as mandate d by their contractual relationships with Fe e Owner and to distribute all applicable disclosures to prospe ctive purchaser s prior to or at exe cution of a contract of sale for real estate. Purchaser s of homes from any of the Builder s waive any claims against Newland Communities and /or Nor th A merica Sekisui House arising out of their purchase transaction. This is not intende d to be an of fer to sell or a solicitation of of fer s to buy real estate in the Bexley Communit y to residents of Conne cticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, New Jer sey, and Ore gon, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibite d by law. © 2017 Bexley. A ll rights reser ve d. Bexley is a trademark of NASH Bexley, LLC, and may not be copie d, imitate d or use d, in whole or in par t, without prior writ ten permission. • EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNIT Y
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