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Letter From Editor/Publisher This is time of year that we give thanks for all that we have been blessed with throughout the last twelve months. For many of us, this year has been a bit trying, filled with challenges that we may still be battling or challenges that are thankfully behind us. Whatever your situation is, one has to admit that it has made us all a little more humble. With that, it has brought many of us back to the basics, home cooked dinners, more family time or spending more time hanging out with friends in your own backyard. Just imagine one day without the outside interferences of technology, cell phones, email and television. Did you ever wonder how our parents and grandparents functioned without all of the technology we use on a daily basis? I did, so I asked my grandmother, a wise woman 96 years young and her answer brought tears to my eyes. She said that we all need to slow down and enjoy what is most important, meaningful conversation with our family and friends. Sharing that in the comfort of our home was the most important reason for living. Not our house, she restated, it was our home. Explaining in more detail she told me a story about how you can turn any house into a home as long as there is love. Remember the smell of Grandma’s home during the holidays? Turkey, pumpkin pie, cinnamon apples & love. Please support our local businesses during the holiday season. On behalf of my family and the families of our business sponsors, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you, Debbie Dawson
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WHERE WISHES & DREAMS COME TRUE SINCE 1977 A prominent and active member of a number of important industry associations including the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the elite Bath & Kitchen Buying Group, and the Home Builders Association of Central Florida. The founders, the late Joseph and Marguerite Steenbeke and Roger Whitcher, opened S&W Kitchens in 1977 to offer the master craftsmanship, personalized service and custom designs that create functional yet aesthetically beautiful rooms for all tastes and budgets. S&W offers kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, cabinet refacing, construction and renovation services. S&W kitchens offer innovative product lines and new trends in kitchen and bath designs. Every remodeling project combines the
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highest quality professional design and construction services. They follow through and work side by side with the customer in a process. They start with complimentary visits to your home to discuss their client’s needs. Project manager and design teams from S&W Kitchens will continuously keep you informed, and handle everything. A client of S&W says “We were thrilled to show off our new and improved kitchen and will gladly refer our family and friends to your company. Please extend our thanks to the installers who worked so diligently,” Patrice Beraldi-Chessa. Stop by their beautiful showroom and meet Design Consultant Glenn Rumer, Sales Manager Adam Vinson along with their experienced staff of design specialists, remodel experts and renovation professionals.
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Keeping Trinity Cool for over 18 years! Central Florida Cooling, Inc offers a full line of service for all of your air conditioning needs from your house to your business, and also offers service for commercial refrigeration, and icemakers. With over 18 years experience in the industry, Contractor Bill Hager is licensed through the state of Florida. Family owned and operated this air conditioning company has grown throughout the years based on mostly customer referrals. CFC (Central Florida Cooling, Inc) can take care of any of your heating or air conditioning needs in your home. The expert staff is ready to take care of your commercial or business needs as well, from air conditioning, refrigeration, or even icemakers. No job is too big or too small. Bill & Jessica Hager, owners of Central Florida Cooling take pride in making sure that all of their customers are happy. As an American Standard dealer, this company believes that the purchasing process can be easy, even pleasurable, starting from the first contact meeting to the installation and even into the post installation follow-up. How do they do it? The answer is simple, through a carefully designed Customer Care Dealer Program, embracing the total concept of customer service and satisfaction. Meeting rigid requirements and standards ensures absolute commitment to excellence. When it comes to your comfort, Central Florida Cooling believes that you should expect nothing less.
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Florida Water Treatment has been providing quality water treatment since 1951. The longevity is its own testimonial to their business. Matt and Jori Zarra are the owners of the only location on Main Street. They build and manufacture their equipment based on each clients watering needs. Customers always come ﬁrst and service is second to none including 24/7/365 emergency service where the client will always be able to reach a person. FWT stands behind their equipment; it has longevity, that is what gives them the edge.
FWT is all about the customer and giving them the best service and the highest quality at the best price. For Matt and Jori their favorite part of having their business is being able to interact with their customers, and being able to provide a product that makes a difference in their lives. “Choosing a water treatment system can be a daunting task. Trusting the business you buy it from can make it so much easier.” Florida Water Treatment provides “custom” solutions; not the One-Size-Fits-All approach of national vendors.
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“AT TRINITY TILE & STONE, FLOORS ARE THEIR PASSION”
When it comes to all your flooring needs, whether it be floors in your home to your kitchen and bathroom Trinity Tile & Stone has got everything that you need. Trinity Tile & Stone is both a family owned and operated business in Trinity. Andrew Tsiouklas brought Trinity Tile Andy & Maria Tsiouklas & Stone to the scene in 1991 and it has been around ever since. Trinity Tile & Stone is your one-stop-shop for flooring kitchen and bath needs. They carry an elegant European and Brazilian Tiles, Travertine, Wood, Granite, Marble, Glass Tiles, Laminates and Carpet. There is nothing that you could want that Trinity Tile & Stone doesn’t have. Trinity Tile & Stone made its name by putting its customers satisfaction first and making sure its quality work. Andrew has a dedicated staff of professionals that are there to ensure that their customer is satisfied. When it comes to Trinity Tile & Stone there are no sub-contractors involved. They deal with each client personally to see the job through from start to finish. There is no such thing as a job too small or a job that cannot be done, these guys can handle anything.
Trinity Tile & Stone is a community oriented business and has made their name through just that, being involved in the community in any way that they can. They have worked with builders in the area as well. If you want to take a look at their work check out their showroom. When you walk in there are floors everywhere, each as exquisite as the next. They are very detail oriented and the floors they have done are concrete proof. This family owned business takes care of you as if you are just that. They help you through the flooring process in any way and every way possible to make sure that the customer is thrilled with the results. At Trinity Tile & Stone floors are their passion, not just their work. And they love what they do, it shows in their flooring. Trinity Tile & Stone offer complementary in home design consultations with all installations and will even bring samples to your home or place of business. It is all about the customer at Trinity Tile & Stone and they will do everything they can to make sure that your flooring needs are abundantly satisfied. Trinity Tile & Stone also specializes in bath and kitchen remodels, entryways, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and even pool decks. There isn’t any floor that they can’t handle. So the next time you look at your floor and think it could use a little re-vamp make sure it’s Trinity Tile & Stone on your mind... or on your floor.
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Sunshine Upholstery is a family owned and operated business located in the Tarpon Springs area with over forty years experience in the business. The owners Joseph and Dean Pagano are father and son master upholsterers. Joseph was a master upholsterer in New York and taught his son when he was a young man. Anything that you need upholstered can be done, these two can handle any of your upholstering needs. Sunshine Upholstery prides themselves on being a business of quality workmanship and the best customer service. They offer a multitude of quality fabrics for all upholstering needs. If you have a piece of furniture that you just can’t seem to say goodbye to, Sunshine Upholstery can bring it back to life. They can make it look new again. Sunshine Upholstery offers all of their clients a shop at home experience in which Sunshine Upholstery will bring fabric samples and swatches right to your home or office. If you have your own fabric they can work with that too at no additional charge. Free pick up and delivery is available. Joseph and Dino are truly a hands on father-son duo, they love their business and it shows. For furniture that needs to be re-done or furniture that you just want changes to liven up a room, Sunshine Upholstery has everything you need.
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THE CLEANING ANGEL
By: Donna Ferrante
My name is Donna Ferrante, and I own The Cleaning Angels. We are a cleaning service located in Pasco County. We also service Pinellas and Hernando Counties and now expanding into Hillsborough County. I am originally from Gorham, a small town in the white mountains of New Hampshire where hard work, honesty and dependability are part of our everyday routine. Being half Italian and half French Canadian makes for perfection in every way! I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My family has an Italian restaurant that is in its 65th year of business and is going into a 5th generation. The dedication and success in my clean business is due to the closeness of my wonderful family. I am proud and honored to say that I am following in the footsteps of my parents and grandparents. “We know how to cook, clean and we give 100% to the business.” Besides the influence of my family, I attribute the success of my company to a determined attitude, a tremendous amount of ambition and meticulous attention to detail which is all accompanied by an unstoppable drive. After fourteen years of cleaning on my own, I now have a team of great girls that I refer to as “My Cleaning Angels”. Move over Charlie, Donna has angels too! We are not the everyday cleaning service, as many of my competitors are; we are an extremely detailed cleaning service using the basic principles of mutual respect combined with good old fashion elbow grease, the angels produce homes with a heavenly sparkle. Our customers love our back to basics, old fashion cleaning techniques. From top to bottom, corner to corner, and everywhere in between. As owner of this business, I know what my customers are looking for and what they expect from a cleaning service. They want a detailed cleaning, but also one that is affordable. I make sure that my “Angels” have enough time to spend in each and every home. We go the extra mile such as removing the knobs from your stove, cleaning the light bulbs on your vanity, getting in between the tight space of your washer and dryer, the dust that accumulates above your medicine cabinet, and even the tracks of your sliding glass doors. If you would like a FREE estimate, allow us to make your life easier by giving us a call today. We offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, move-in, move outs, and commercial cleaning.
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ffset the rising cost of your electric bill by having a heat recovery system installed in your home and practically eliminate the cost of heating your hot water during the A/C season for a surprisingly low installation cost. Simple math will prove that this is a great investment that will pay you back for years to come.
in half compared to conventional electric resistance water heating. The unit “recovers” heat exhausted by your central air conditioner or heat pump and uses it to heat the water. This process supplies hot water virtually for free when the A/C unit is cooling. The greater the hot water use, the greater the dollar savings.
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On a yearly basis, a heat Why is Heat Recovery recovery unit can save Only 2 months left to good for you? You get you up to 50 percent receive Up to free hot water every time on your water heating $1,500 in tax credits you use your air condicosts as well as up to an tioner or heat pump. That additional 15% on your air saves you energy and money, conditioning cooling costs. every month! Plus your air conditioner or heat pump cools more effiFor more information, call the ciently every time your heat recovery runs which professionals at Best Services, Inc. saves you additional energy and money too! A heat recovery unit is a highly efficient water heating system that can cut your annual hot water costs
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For more than 20 years, David White of Home & Tile Renovators of Florida, Inc. has been serving this community with a passion for quality. Everything from new home design and construction, to remodels, additions, and repairs, he brings that passion to complete a beautiful job to your specifications. Home & Tile Renovator of Florida, Inc. specializes in kitchen and bath remodels, tile and drywall repairs, and pool paving. Davidâ€™s love of his community and the friends with whom he has forged lasting relationships and received many a referral, have been the mainstays of his business. In these economic times when home values have slipped and housing sales and new construction have fallen, it is the quality of his work and attention to detail, along with his outgoing personality and flexibility in scheduling, that have allowed David to succeed. Call anytime for a free estimateâ€Ś Contact David at (727)967-1758, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let us take care of all of your holiday decorating. Tree, home, outside and more. We even hang lights! We do it all. Turn your home into a holiday masterpiece.
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Uniquely Framed Art Where Your Memories Become Timeless Creations
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1314 Seven Springs Blvd. • Trinity (Located in Chelsea Place)
Picture Perfect Framing & Gallery
Located at Chelsea Plaza in Trinity offers you a complete showroom of uniquely designed and framed art as well as décor accessories, accent furniture and the latest selection in accent and table lamps. Ranging from classic impressionism to the latest modern pieces of art, Joe Carlucci, owner of Picture Perfect has over 20 years of experience in every aspect of design and framing. Joe’s customer service and quality of workmanship is unsurpassed. He will hand select each piece of art to design your picture perfect framing, always keeping you in mind. Your picture perfect framing is designed using a choice of many unique frames, interesting choices of mats and the most unique moldings designed and manufactured from all over the world. They offer gold and silver moldings, including very simple designs, gold leaf and embossed designs that come in all textures and styles, and the most beautiful ornate moldings with very intricate carvings, inlays, and details. Choose mats to compliment your frame from simple to marble, fabric and faux, each mat comes in a variety of colors to complete all of your design needs.
“Where Your Memories Become Timeless Creations”.
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Your Image is Your Billboard to the World
reflects the kind of person she is. She is kind, charming, fun, very creative, and brilliant at what she does. Her overall image shows her obvious edge and creativity in addition to her sweet smile and presence.
hat does your image say about you? Does it reflect who you are, what you do for a living, your creative side, your sincere side – is your image uniquely you? As much as we know who we are on the inside, there are two other very important things that reflect who you are to others – your integrity and your outer image. How much you care about yourself – and how much that shows to others, is a direct result of how much others will trust you and choose you in business or for important tasks. If you don’t take the time to take care of yourself, others will internally believe that you won’t take the time needed with them personally or professionally. Whether it be a business relationship, an important project or even networking, your image should impress, not distress! Take Amber Osborne for example. She is an expert in her field of Social Media and is known for her creativity! Her image directly
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It’s frustrating sometimes to look in the mirror and have it not reflect back the person you see yourself as. Lots of times this leads to self doubt and negative behavior. When we make a conscious choice to spend the time it takes to have that reflection make us smile – it often snowballs to our self esteem. When we feel better about ourselves we are better at everything. We begin to make better choices, work harder, and even begin to set the bar higher for ourselves. You may be thinking “Yes, that’s me! Where do I start?” And the answer is, with a decision. The decision to love what you look like, no matter the size, and shoot for step one: shop via the mannequin! If a designer has already put a look together – trust them! That is always my first advice.
The Style File by Joanne L. Cicora
“Making you look your hottest from your face to your closet!” Joanne L. Cicora is the owner of “UltrueImage”, a style consulting company, and has been a consultant with Mary Kay for the past 14 years. She has been in the fashion and image industry helping women feel great about themselves since 1990. She teaches them how to take care of their skin, apply color cosmetics specifically for their eye and face shape, dress for their body shape, and even offers personal shopping, closet coaching, and bridal gown consulting. Joanne’s motto is “making you look your hottest from your face to your closet” and she does just that!
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Joanna and Larry DeLuca the owners of DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry, are located in the downtown section of Longleaf Town Center, near Starkey Boulevard in Trinity. Joanna has been in the beauty industry for 29 years and also owns Style Makers Salon, conveniently located right next to the jewelry store. Larry, who had always owned his own businesses, appreciated Joanna’s sense of flair and style. The two got together, and the salon/ jewelry store combo was born! The idea began when Joanna and Larry went on a cruise. They bought some loose stones on an island and brought them back to the States. They were shocked when they found out how expensive it was to have them set. So, Larry - entrepreneur that he is - did some research and decided that he needed to fill the void and make re-stylings available at more reasonable prices. To make a long story short, along came DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry.
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Beauty and the Bling - the two shops complement each other really well. The DeLuca’s believe that when people look good, they feel good. “What a happy job I have!” Joanna boasts. “Our store is unique. We believe jewelry is like art. Some people are attracted to abstract and some, landscapes. Some go for sculpture and others are happy with a simple flower photo. Have you ever said, ‘There’s something about that [fill in the blank]?’ Whether it be the color or style that speaks to you, it makes you feel good when you look at it or wear it. Is your taste classic and traditional or fun and funky? We probably have it and in all budgets. Sometimes our taste and our wallets don’t agree, but we’ll work with you to find a solution. We’re here to help you.” The two-shops-in-one will dazzle you with their style!
everyone’s list. The DeLuca’s understand that and have less expensive alternatives in stock, such as silver and stainless steel, to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Gold, diamonds, gemstones, etc., are timeless and usually heirlooms. Offsite, a wonderful master jeweler does beautiful repair work for the DeLuca’s on your treasured pieces of jewelry… and at very reasonable prices. They can have most repairs back within a week.
Economic times are tough right now and luxuries are not on the top of
FYI: DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry also gives you the best price on your gold. They
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As trends go these days, accessorizing jewelry with beads and charms is… in a sense… history repeating itself. In this day and age, Joanna & Larry know they need to always keep up with the trends, so they showcase an extensive collection of beads and charms that totally work together to complement - or even rival- the more expensive brand names.
believe that it is your investment, not theirs. They can and will help you get the most for your gold. They encourage you to call them for a free quote before you sell to another jeweler. Joanna and Larry DeLuca invite you to stop by and say “hello.” They want you to look around and see what they showcase. They know you will like what you see. You will feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door, and they will help you find exactly what you are looking for. If they don’t have it in stock, they will order it or make a custom piece just for you. Your hometown jeweler, DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry! Be sure to join the Longleaf community for the Fall Festival, October 23rd, and look for the many community events in upcoming months.
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After a series of car accidents when she was young, Sue recalls those traumas, “In a two-year period of time, I was hit four times, and hit hard. It was like I was wearing a sign that said, ‘Hit Me’.” Sue developed severe headaches as a result of the crashes, which significantly affected her life in her thirties and forties. “The doctors told me I had nerve damage, but there wasn’t much they could do about it,” she said. “They would give me anti-inflammatory medication and pain pills,but I’m not a person to take medication. I really don’t like to, unless I have to. It was very debilitating,” she added. “If I tried to pick up my grandson, it would trigger a headache immediately.” Sue had used traditional chiropractic methods while living in New York, and had success. However, after moving from Long Island to New Port Richey, she consulted with Dr. Joe, as he is affectionately known by his patients. “We began Sue’s treatment with traditional chiropractic adjustments and therapy. Then we promoted her into full spinal rehabilitation. In her case, she had a loss of the normal neck curve. The type of traction used was able to apply gentle, yet prolonged cervical extension, restoring her neck
curve, thereby relieving her pain and chronic headaches,” explains Dr. Joe. Dr. Ferrantelli received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Florida State University in 1995, and earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Life University School of Chiropractic in 1999. He is a distinguished Fellow of Clinical Biomechanics of Posture and a Chiropractic Biophysics® instructor for Chiropractic Biophysics® Technique throughout the United States and internationally. Dr Ferrantelli was named the “2002 CBP Chiropractor of the Year” at the Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® Annual Convention. He has been published in numerous medical journals, including the prestigious orthopedic medical journal, Spine, and the European Spine Journal. His area of expertise involves whiplash traumatology and rehabilitative treatment, and has been trained in Auto Crash Reconstruction through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Ferrantelli runs one of the largest chiropractic technique websites [for CBP®], in the world: www.idealspine.com, and can be reached through his clinic website: www.normalspine.com
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. Approximately, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. While breast cancer can take years to develop, women rarely have symptoms in the early stages. However, if breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is 98%. Thus, proving early detection is the best protection.
Doctors highly recommend an annual mammogram as the exam of choice for early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is simply an x-ray of the breast. There are two types of mammograms available, digital and analog. Both exams are performed in the same manner, but the similarities stop there. During an analog mammogram, the x-ray is captured on a sheet of film and ran through a film processor producing a fixed image. With analog mammogram films, the radiologist receives a fixed image and has no tools to increase clarity or manipulate the images as opposed to digital mammograms.
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With digital mammography, the x-ray is captured by a computer processor and an image is produced on the radiologists work station. The digital image may also be manipulated by the radiologist utilizing multiple enhancement tools including: Magnification, changing gray-scale, and resolution giving a more accurate and comprehensive diagnosis. Because of the above advantages with digital mammograms, fewer patient callbacks will occur and faster results are possible. Digital mammography was approved by the FDA in 2003 and has several advantages over analog. Digital mammography is the newest and most advanced technology in breast imaging. The National Cancer Institute recommends mammograms as a screening tool once a year for every woman over 39 years of age. If you are at a higher risk for breast cancer, you should speak with your doctor about getting a mammogram sooner and more often. There are only a select few places in the area that perform digital mammography. My imaging facility of choice is Signet Diagnostic, located on US HWY 19, Suite 102 in New Port Richey. www.signetdiagnostic.com (727) 848-2727
The Medical File by Jessica Allen
“Keeping you informed with Health & Wellness” Jessica Allen began her marketing career at the age of 19 where she rapidly rose to the top of the healthcare industry. With her entrepreneurial spirit, at the age of 25, she launched Jessica Allen Consulting, a medical marketing firm that specializes in strategic marketing, social media, and event planning for physicians in the Greater Tampa Bay area. With her forward thinking business mind, high degree of integrity and drive for success, Jessica Allen now has one of the fastest growing medical marketing ﬁrms in the area.
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STOP BY & TAKE A GOOD LOOK! Stop by and take a look at the great selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses at Elegant Eyewear. So many styles to choose from, you’ll truly leave feeling elegant! You will ﬁnd that the frames they carry in their Optical department are good quality and affordably priced to service all of their patient’s optical needs and budgets. Elegant Eyewear focuses on comprehensive eye and contact lens exams. Dr. Sandra Stroud, O.D., owner of Elegant Eyewear has practiced as an Optometrist since 1995 in Pasco and Pinellas County. Dr. Stroud performs eye health examinations at both of her locations in Trinity and Tarpon Springs. She diagnoses and treats ocular pathologies, prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses as well as interacting with other health care practitioners to provide
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Any woman who has given vaginal knows that birth her vagina is not the same. Vaginal birth causes an incredible amount of stress and damage to the birth canal and surrounding tissue. It is especially difﬁcult for white women. It is estimated at 65% of all white women that gave birth vaginally have some sort of pelvic dysfunction and pelvic trauma. It is also estimated that if the baby weighs greater than 8 pounds we had 5% to the 65%. And if the woman was subject to an episiotomy or forceps we would add 5% respectively for a total of another 10% risk to the pelvis. We estimate that 30% of Gerard Cappiello women who gave birth vaginally will also have rectal dysfunction and or fecal loss. With these statistics it is no MD, F.A.C.O.G, F.A.C.S. wonder that women seek help in restoring not only the vaginal function and anatomy but also their sexuality. The most common problem is pelvic floor dysfunction which can lead to urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapsed as well as many other types of problems. The vagina has become lax, bulging and gaping. The perineum which is the area between the vagina and the rectum has become smaller and therefore approximating the vagina to the rectum. This is a very important area where the bulbocavernosus muscles and the transverse perineal muscles are able to contract the vagina and therefore reduce its’ caliber. When these muscles are broken the vaginal axis is destroyed. Pain may occur because of the scar tissue. This is also known as vestibulitis which is very common and debilitating condition that affects many women. With aging, many changes occur as well, some may be very painful. Many times tears during childbirth may extend anteriorly. Of course bladder hernias or cystoceles along with hernias of the rectum called rectoceles are also important to correct in order to restore the vagina to a pre-delivery state. In summary, cosmetic surgery is for almost all women. The trauma to the pelvic structures is very real. The American College of OB/GYN has declared a new subspecialty called Female Pelvic Health and Pelvic Reconstruction. I have been performing pelvic reconstruction for over 20 years and I train other physicians to learn these new techniques in not only cosmetic surgery but also reconstructive surgery. This is an abridged version of this article, please visit our web site for information in more detail. You may also call us for more information. Please visit our web site at:
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Leave your cell phone in the car. The “to-do” list is non-existent. The groceries can wait. It’s time for you. It’s time for peace, relaxation and renewal of the spirit. That’s the primary philosophy of Gary and Karen Amundson, Licensed Massage Therapists and proprietors of Massage Therapy Center of Florida, Inc. For more than 21 years, the Amundsons and their accredited staff have offered some of the most therapeutic and rejuvenating techniques to benefit their clients. Be it deep tissue and trigger point therapy massage for relaxation of muscle tension, or soothing facials and body treatments for healthy, aesthetic and calming effects, Massage Therapy Center of Florida has it all!
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hours in front of a computer, or driving extensively. Other conditions such as headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia and depression can also be helped through massage. The licensed Aestheticians on staff at Massage Therapy Center of Florida offer as many as 16 different facial and body treatment options: waxing, chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion, and cosmetic tinting, to mention only a few. These are not necessarily gender specific, so men and women, alike, benefit from these services and procedures every day.
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Heart is Where the Home is...
We have heard the phrase “Home Is Where the Heart Is”, but the truth is “Heart Is Where the Home Is!” Whether it is in health, personal, business or relationships, living an “empowered heart based” life can change a person’s quality of life forever, and it is never too late to get started.
It is a matter of choices, and how you choose to live, the life you were meant to live, to be happy, healthy, and in abundance. Being true to your heart is being true to yourself. A heart focused life adds more definition, renews the spirit, and gives one a greater sense of purpose and well being, creating a burning passion and desire for the zest in life. Being true to yourself is showing up as your authentic self, the WHO you truly are, which in turn affects every component of your life experience. By living with love, appreciation and a gratitude that evokes “heartfelt” emotions serve as the ignition key for wisdom and insight to all areas of life in total balance. One could refer to the heart, as our emotional “compass”. Within each of us there exists a high speed, source of wisdom and clear perceptions. It is an organizing intelligence that can lift us beyond our problems, into a new experience of fulfillment even in the midst of chaos, that inner voice, or “heart intelligence” according to HeartMath Institute. By managing the ravaging effects of stress, the number one cause that leads to disease, and premature death, one can begin to tap into this “heart intelligence” simply and effectively through a healthy mind, body, spirit connection, using the “mind as the map, the body as the vehicle and the spirit as the fuel”.
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According to John Hopkins, cancer is a disease of the mind, body & spirit. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Yet, a proactive and positive spirit will help a cancer warrior be a survivor. Learning how to have a loving and forgiving spirit, learning to relax and enjoy life, is the key! There are many ways to relax, including a simple “heart centering” exercise that can be done any time, anywhere, by taking a few moments to focus on the heart, take a few deep breaths, as if you are breathing from the heart, focus on a caring and loving thought, close your eyes, and allow yourself to hold this image, even if for only a few moments. You will be surprised how refreshed you will feel afterwards, and a calm sense of well being, and serenity. Once this habit is formed, it becomes a way of life, and one can begin making decisions from the heart, as “heart intelligence has been tapped into”, and right decisions then are able to become more clear and rightfor them in all areas of their life. Imagine that!!
Other ways to relax are doing the slow beautifully choreographed movements of Tai Chi & Chi Kung for calming the mind, body and spirit, creating a body in balance, and at the same time improving focus, concentration, and increase of metabolism. Making the commitment to yourself, to live your best quality of life begins with YOU! Being able to live a “heart centered life” is the most beautiful and healthy way to live, laugh and love. Each one of us have the ability to choose to live and share this concept, and “make a difference” in the world, one heart at a time.
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“Old Time Thanksgiving” by Kristin Vogt
Remember when Thanksgiving was not just a free pass to miss work, a day off of school or just to lay around and be lazy? When it was a day nothing else was on your agenda except to enjoy, relax, catch up and be thankful with your entire family. Where time stood still for that day to embrace loved ones. Waking up at 5am in the morning to put the Turkey in the oven, getting dressed in your Sunday best, the same excitement to each and every family member as they start to arrive. The smell of a homemade apple and pumpkin pie sitting on the kitchen counter. The sounds of laughter and children playing. The dining room table set with so many settings, you barely had elbow room. Those were the days when real childhood memories were made. It is sad to say, in today’s society and culture, many if not most of us have lost those “Old Time Holiday Traditions” due to the fast pace of the 20th century! This year take a moment to sit back, forget about all the surrounding stress in our everyday lives and try to bring back at least one (if not more) “Old Time Holiday Traditions” to your very own family. Take time at dinner to go around the table and have everyone tell their fondest memory that they can remember of Thanksgiving as a child. I guarantee, your family will laugh, smile and be Thankful for all they have and realize how much they have to cherish, not just on Thanksgiving, but through the year!
prepare dishes together and talk about old memories and laugh about new ones. Now that my grandma has passed my family has moved away and holidays although are wonderful for my children, lack the old time feel of ladies talking in the kitchen. (Christina Ingersoll-Allegretto) In my family, the word “family” means a lot to us. We always get together as much as we can. It seems most people have forgotten what the meaning of family is these days. It’s really a shame that people miss out on the family times during the holidays and I guess it makes me fortunate that my family means a lot to each other enough for us to gather around the table and share our stories and laughter each and every holiday. Though most of my family lives up north and doesn’t usually make it down for the holidays. I do miss the whole family being together and all the cousins hanging out in a different room watching the games on TV and the adults being in another room catching up on what’s going on in their lives. This year we will all miss my dad not being here, making the turkey and carving it for dinner. (Nicole Jenkins)
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Making popcorn strings for the tree!! Making Carmel apples!! Eating so much you fall asleep!! Watching the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!! My grandma’s banana bread. Seeing family!! (Roxanne Gref) Being a young girl the holidays always seemed to bring the woman of my family together in the kitchen. We would always
When the Halloween pumpkins are gone, And the leaves have all fallen to ground, When the air has turned windy and cold, Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.
The kitchen has scrumptious aromas, The dining room looks oh, so fine, Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys, And now we are ready to dine!
Thoughts of loved ones feasting together, Pleasant pictures from past times appear To dwell in each heart and each mind -Then Thanksgiving is finally here!
First the napkins are placed on our laps; Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed, Then we stuff the food in our tummies, And we hope for it all to digest!
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paper, tape, scissors, pens, tags, ribbons and bows together in your wrapping space, and set up a table on which to do the actual wrapping. If you prefer the floor, so be it. But if your back is tired from all the time shopping, sit at your table, light a candle and sip on a relaxing beverage. Wrapping is not so much of a chore anymore!
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Purchase a few inexpensive “unisex” items that can be marked and wrapped under the tree in case someone is left off the gift list, or surprises you with a gift you weren’t Like Santa, Make Lists expecting. This way, you are prepared in and Check Them Twice! a pinch, and no one is the wiser! Items Create lists of various kinds: Budget Lists, like gift certificates (which you can purGift Lists, Holiday Card Lists, Meal-Plan- chase from your local merchants!), DVDs, ning Lists, Event Lists, Activity Lists, and candy, and wine are just a few examples. even a list of where you stash the loot! It Keep It Simple makes life much easier when planning to shop, mail, email, sort and wrap when you When meal-planning for your family have a written or typed checklist. and for special gatherings, eliminate extra stress by seeking other options. Local What about a “Wish List?” Children make restaurants often have holiday menus and lists about what they want Santa to bring provide adequate space for large parties. them, so adults should follow suit. Make Many also offer catering services. Plus, a short list of items you would like, and potluck is not just for fellowship dinners ask your family and friends to provide you at church anymore! Have others bring with one. Keep a monetary limit in place, their special dishes, side-items or desserts and everyone should get things they actuto help with your time, your budget and ally want and/or need to save you precious your stress level. time in the customer service returns lines after the holidays! Take Time for You
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If you don’t take care of you, you can’t take care of anyone else! Allow some time once per week during the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season to do something for yourself. Have a relaxing massage, manicure, pedicure or facial. Go see that movie you really have wanted to see. Go to the gym and work out the stress. Whatever you can do for yourself to replenish energy and stay mentally sharp will only make the holiday season brighter and merrier for everyone!
It’s Your Home Trinity suggests you become a patron of your local merchants! They support the local economy, and you don’t have to drive yourself crazy in excess traffic and tie-ups in and around supersize stores and malls. If you must go to the malls and superstores, avoid going on the weekends when they are most crowded. If possible shop during the weekdays and shop early in the day. Also, it is best to steer clear of the post office on lunch breaks and on Saturdays. Information included in these helpful tips were found at All Family Resources, Gift Wrapping at its Best “Eight Cool Holiday Organizing Tips,” by Create an area of space that you can use Maria Gracia: www.familymanagement.com; throughout the season specifically de- and Holiday Organizing Tips by Hellen signed for wrapping gifts. Keep wrapping Buttigieg: www.sideroad.com
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The Ofﬁce File by Cindy Petika
“Keeping you informed with the latest business, ﬁnance & technology news” Cindy Petika is the president of Trinity Business Association and the president/ owner of Anything Office which helps small businesses and busy people eliminate their “to do” lists. Need help for a large one time project, onging support, or services ranging from mailings, data entry, bookkeeping & more... with Cindy, consider it done!
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FOCUS IS ON TRINITY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Focus Spotlight introduces Ginny Pierce, Member of TBA and Sales & Marketing Director for ABCO Graphics & Printing, Inc.
There are not many businesses in society today that do not use the kinds of products and services offered by ABCO Graphics & Printing, Inc. Sales and Marketing Director, Ginny Pierce, has seen their business continue to grow over the last five years. ”We grew because of our reputation for quality, service, and competitive pricing…not to mention our staff. We also support many charities and service groups. Their loyalty and appreciation through business astounds us!” She continues, “We have found that living, working and contributing to the community comes back to us tenfold.” Originally from Ohio, Ginny and her husband, Rick, owned a graphic design business in Clearwater for 23 years and resided in Dunedin. They relocated to the New Port Richey/Trinity community,
and have since lived here for more than 20 years. One of the greatest things Ginny finds that has helped ABCO succeed is their marketing effort in the West Pasco community. As a member of the Trinity Business Association for over five years, Ginny loves the business relationships and wonderful friendships that have developed. “The amazing business professionals that make up this group are unlike any other group I have ever belonged to. I work hard for my clients, and I truly believe that is the mentality and work ethic of the entire TBA organization.” She adds, “TBA has helped us build our business by showing a presence in our own community and getting to know the members on a personal level before business ever comes up. The referrals
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that we get from TBA members and the (amount of) business that the members send our way, is way beyond the expectations we had when joining the group.” With a local office in Odessa, ABCO serves customers throughout Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Hillsborough Counties. Offering full-service commercial printing in color or black and white, ABCO handles everything: business cards, letterhead, envelopes, invoices, carbonless forms, labels, postcards, brochures and menus. If your business does not have a specific design in mind, that’s no problem. The talented designers and typesetters at ABCO create a lasting impression through their expertise and professional approach to layout. “Your
needs come first,” Ginny explains. The attention to detail is never compromised when it comes to the customer and serving their needs.” Speaking of serving needs, ABCO offers free pick-up and delivery to save you time when you need it! As days become shorter and nights grow longer, life remains hectic for most. Isn’t it nice to know that ABCO can help save you a few steps by taking care of all your design and printing needs? For more information regarding your graphic design and printing needs, please contact Ginny at:
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Scott Neal With this year flying by and the holidays fast approaching, we find ourselves reflecting on our company’s anniversary and how much we’ve grown over the last 10 years… Ten years, something almost unheard of in this industry and certainly in today’s economy. Although many of you know us very well, for those of you who don’t, we’re not your typical “computer company”. With almost 30 years experience in the industry and having earned the badges of Microsoft Small Business Specialist and Cisco SMB Select Certified, we’re proud to have become a true
So what does this mean to you? It means you can trust that your IT is in good hands with professionals trained to work quickly, efficiently and accurately. It means that we’ll recommend and supply the most appropriate technology for your business; and it means that although we specialize in small to midsized businesses, no business is too large or too small. While we are known for our On-Site Services, Sales and Remote Support; we are extremely excited about WorryFreeIT4Me, where your IT becomes just that – worry free! With WorryFreeIT4Me you’ll never have to worry about down time with viruses or spyware again. We can backup your data and even go as far as refreshing your computer systems every 3 years. To learn more or if you need other assistance, we are here to help @ 727.372.1410.
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CREDIT SCORE NEED A BOOST? Is your credit score holding you back from a major purchase? Are you paying higher rates because of your credit? Owners, Dexter Leonard and Mark Taglieri opened the Trinity branch of Interactive Credit for just that in 2008. We know that in this economy credit is always something on peoples’ minds and Interactive Credit is here to help. Leonard and Taglieri pride themselves on making no false promises. Combined they have over thirty years of experience in the banking industry. Since 2005 this business has grown to be very successful supplying customers with strong
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Interactive Credit is credit repair that really works. Between thirty to seventy-five days things like charge offs, late payments, students loans, foreclosures, medical payments, bankruptcy could be removed and credit scores could be raised fifty to 150 points. Interactive credit is not here to make any promises that they cannot keep, they offer realistic goals and solutions to credit problems. Interactive credit has grown since 2005 to turn into an amazing business with nothing but the greatest service to the community.
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ardwood flooring produces a sense of character, elegance, and charm within a room. With the variety of stains and types of wood you can find the right type of wood to fit your taste of décor. Hardwood floors are great in almost every room. When renovating your home consider using hardwood to add a splash of sophistication. Whether you choose solid, engineered, or laminate hardwood floors they each create a distinct aesthetic appearance. You can change the look by the size and length of the planks. Set length planks provide a more standard appearance, where as random length can look more dynamic. Hardwood flooring can provide a facelift to any room. While it can warm up the feel to your living room or kitchen, add an area rug to which adds a splash of color and warmth to the room. Your home will look beautiful for the holidays!
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Living in Florida, we all love to grill! Have you ever wondered what bottle of wine to pair up your favorite grill dish with? Dan Clark, owner of the Wine Loft brings together food and wine lovers alike. Choosing between a Pinot Gris and a Chardonnay can make your food sing or go flat. Dan will compliment your favorite barbeque dish with the perfect bottle of wine. Enter your favorite grill recipe to win a bottle of wine chosen to perfect your favorite dish at www.itsyourhometrinity and click on email@example.com. Chillin & Grillin
*Must be 21 years of age to win. Wine value up to $25.00 (no cash reimbursement). *Wine Loft has the right to choose the winning recipe and choice of wine.
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The Chosen Wines to Compliment This Dish are… A juicy Red Zinfandel from the Lodi region of California or A Pinot Noir from the Russian River area of Califorinia.
Cinnamon Grilled Pork Chops This is a super easy grilling recipe!
Desired number of Pork Chops McCormick Barbeque Seasoning Garlic Powder Cinnamon Sprinkle seasoning on both sides of pork chops. Place chops on lightly greased grill at medium heat. Grill until done – Do not overcook. Serve with a delicious side of Cinnamon Applesauce.
SEASON’S GREETINGS!!! Over the next few months The Wine Loft will be undergoing a few changes... including a new location! We have a wonderful site in place. Yes, in our wonderful Trinity community. When the deal is completed you will all be the ﬁrst to know! While going through location changes... The Wine Loft is offering our services to you in your home... Having a holiday party? Contact the Professionals at The Wine Loft to assist you in your holiday festivities! Book your event now, our calendar is ﬁlling up quick!
Contact Dan at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information And again.. Thank you all for your continued support.
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Your Dining Guide To Brick Oven Pizzeria Ristorante 9945 Trinity Blvd, Trinity 727.372.1302 www.trinitybrickoven.com
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill Tarpon Springs 727.934.4047 www.rustybellies.com
Lonzalo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante 3104 Town Ave, Trinity 727.494.7615
Dimitri’s on the Water 698 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs 727.945.9400
Mr. Greek To Go 4903 State Road 54, New Port Richey 727.494-7602 www.mrgreektogo.com
Crabby Bill’s Seafood 900 Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs 727.934.7484
Town Ground Espresso Café 3104 Town Ave, Trinity 727.645.6962 www.townground.com
Paul’s Shrimp House 80 W Live Oak, Tarpon Springs 727.937.1239 www.paulsshrimphouse.com
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DELICIOUS DELIGHTS Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant 8526 Old County Road 54, Trinity 727.376.4800
Mr. Souvlaki 802 Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs 727.937.2795
Ichiban Sushi Asian Bistro 10710 State Road 54 Ste 104, Trinity 727.372.5888
Currents 200 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs 727.940.5377
Thai Samurai 3150 Little Road, Trinity 727.376.5200
Snookers 606 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs 727.937.6665
Zen Forrest 4148 Rowan Rd, New Port Richey, 727.372.9545 www.zenforrest.com Sugardarlings 8511 Old CR54, New Port Richey 727.376.CAKE
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• Relax This Holiday Season, And Let Lonzalo's Do the Cooking • Authentic Italian Homemade Food • Holiday Parties & Catering
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Join Fill-A-Heart for the
Ultimate Girls’ Night Out
Fill A Heart is a very special organization that was founded in Trinity by resident Laura Cordiviola. The 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization provides soft, heart-shaped pillows to breast cancer patients who have undergone breast or underarm surgery. Laura has coordinated with Ruth Eckerd Hall to sponsor an Annual Girls’ Night out event every year in November. This year’s Girl’s Night Out will be held on Sat., Nov. 13th at Ruth Eckerd Hall and will feature a private party starting a 5 p.m. leading up to the show, Girls Night The Musical at 7:30 p.m.; a feel-good musical sure to be a good time. Fill A Heart is seeking sponsors to help cover the cost so that 100 breast cancer survivors can enjoy this perfect girls’ night out free of charge. See sponsorship information below.
“Survivors and family members of survivors were sharing stories, helpful tips, and vital information about recovery and community resources available. It was apparent, in so many ways this was so much more than a pillow.”
In April of 2007, the first “Fill A Heart with Hope Day” began as family, friends and survivors came together to cut, sew and fill pillows. “I immediately noticed the personal connections people were making,” explains Laura.
For more information, contact Laura Cordiviola, President and Founder, at 247-8498 or 375-9265, or email her at laura.a.cordiviola@ﬁllaheart.org. Visit www.ﬁllaheart.org for more information.
The Fill A Heart group and volunteers have made literally 1000s of pillows to give to breast cancer patients for a little loving support, and also provides much-needed support and friendship, but it is also reaching out to breast cancer survivors to help them have a little fun. There are two upcoming Community Fill A Heart Projects planned: Thurs., Oct. 14 at the Morton Plant Mease Trinity Outpatient Center, and Wed., Thurs. and Fri., Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at Powell Cancer Center in Clearwater; both events are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register at fillaheart.org.
Trinity Business Association’s 2nd Annual Community Expo Proves to Be a Great Success
This year’s event was very well attended and featured an incredible selection of valued local TBA business members’ products & services! Guests enjoyed catered food from Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Lutz, Lonzalo’s Pizzeria and Ristorante in Longleaf and hors d’oeuvres from Fox Hollow Golf and Country Club. The night’s festivities also included informative presentations from featured spotlight businesses; Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Lutz, Five Star Auto Repair, Logo Dynamo and Xpertise Cruise Travel. TBA members were thrilled to be handing out all sorts of goodies to everyone who came by; too many freebies to count. Two of the best parts of the night were the silent auction and the cruise drawing. The silent auction was held to benefit
the TBA Scholarship Fund which gives $500 scholarships to at least four well deserving applicants. The great news is that over $870.00 was collected that night alone; enough for almost TWO more scholarships! And then there was the cruise drawing. How exciting it was for Billy Slater to be called on the phone and learn that he was the winner of the $1,000.00 cruise raffle; congratulations Billy! All of the event sponsors were greatly appreciated; the St. Petersburg Times, Trinity Area Neighborhood News and ABCO Graphics and Printing. The TBA business members also donated food and volunteered to make this event such a great success. Everyone worked hard so that TBA business members could connect with the community. Can’t wait to next year’s expo!
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ART AND STORY HOUR Wednesday, Oct 27 4:00p at Leepa-Rattner Museum Of Art, Tarpon Springs Recommended for children ages 4-8 and their families. Hear stories about art and participate in art activities. Arrive early to view the galleries. http://www.spcollege.edu/central/ museum/ CARNIVAL OF CHAOS HAUNTED HOUSE Friday, Oct 29, 7:30p to 10:30p at Carnival of Chaos, New Port Richey
STEP RIGHT UP! 5th Annual Haunted House! “Carnival of Chaos”. It will be a 2,000SF haunted house with a frightening twist on a carnival experience!!!! Oct. 22-31st Price: $2.00 (727) 237-4949 Age Suitability: Teens and up 4651 Mill Run Dr., New Port Richey 8-11p nightly MnRHauntedHouses@live.com http://mnrhauntedhouses.webs. com/ INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION Friday, Oct 29 6:00p to 10:00p International Celebration in Trinity features carnival rides, international music & dance, ethnic foods, car show, arts and crafts, children/students activities. Generations Christian Church 1540 Little Road | Trinity (727) 375.8801 www.generationscc.com/ celebration
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FALL FESTIVAL IN ODESSA Sunday, Oct 31 10:30a to 3:30p at West Coast Morgans, Inc., Odessa Price: $15 per CARLOAD (no maximum) Phone: (813) 920-9870 Age Suitability: All Ages ALL ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED*
*Food/Drinks are not included in the entrance fee. West Coast Morgans, Inc. 17126 Boy Scout Road, Odessa (813) 920-9870 or (813) 935-8552 For All Ages. Designed to provide a frightening experience for those who choose to participate, without depicting violence or gore. People age 12 and older are prohibited from wearing masks, wigs, face paint or costumes of any time. Children age 11 and under are invited to come in spooktacular attire. Toy weapons of any sort will not be permitted. www.lowryparkzoo.com/zooboo/ index.html HUDSON SEAFEST Friday, Nov 5 12:00p at USA Fleamarket, New Port Richey, FL Come celebrate the 25th Hudson Seafest Nov. 5-7. For the entire family: Famous grouper dinners, live music, carnival, art/crafts, kid zone and more. The “Fish the Fest” fishing tournament is always fun and the golf tournament is always a big hit. Check website for updates. Price: free (727) 236-3854 Age Suitability: All Ages http://www.hudsonseafest.org
Community File by Tina Shelton
“What’s Happening in Our Community” Tina Shelton is the Events/ Marketing Coordinator for the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce which is an action oriented business organization incorporated to promote a favorable business climate for its membership & community. Provides business leadership for the improvement of the economy, political environment and quality of life.
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West Pasco Chamber of Commerce 5443 Main Street New Port Richey, FL 34652 Phone: 727.842.7651 Fax: 727.848.0202 email@example.com www.westpasco.com
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