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The Premier “Shop Local” Community Magazine Directly Mailed To 20,000 Homes In Odessa, Lutz & Land O’ Lakes Areas This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To: Ashley Lakes, Ballantrae, Belle Meade, Calusa Trace, Canterbury, Cheval, Citrus Greens, Concord Station, Devonwood, Dolce Vita on Lake Keystone, Echo Lake, Farmington Village, Fern Glenn, Grey Hawk at Lake Polo, Heritage Harbor, Ivy Lake Estates, Keystone Groves, Keystone Manors, Keystone Reserve, Keystone Shores, Lake Charles, Lake Church, Lake Parker Estates, Lakeside Grove Estates, Northlake Village, Northbridge at Lake Pretty, Northton Groves, Oakstead, Orange Blossom Creek, Reflections, Steeple Chase, Stillwater, Stonegate, Suncoast Crossings, Suncoast Meadows, Swan Cove, Van Dyke Estates, Van Dyke Farms, Villa Rosa, Wyndham Lakes

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By Kim Thomas With the advances seen in Regenerative Medicine, aging isn’t what it used to be. In a nation where people are living longer, all we have to do is look around to see that some are aging faster while others seem to stay so vibrant and youthful that it’s impossible to guess their true age. So what’s the secret to vitality and youthfulness? Tampa Rejuvenation patients will tell you there is no secret at all! The doctors and staff at Tampa See “Rejuvenation” on page 16

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Hernandez Accounting Solutions is a full service accounting and tax preparation firm that works to help their clients keep as much of their hard-earned money as possible! With Hernandez Accounting Solutions in their corner, business clients and individual clients can leave their tax worry behind knowing that Marcus Hernandez and his team will keep them informed on every new tax change, and look for every possible way to lower tax liability. Dedication, professionalism and experience combined with enthusiasm from the team at Hernandez Accounting Solutions makes them a great choice when it comes to finding the team to help you with your tax

and accounting needs. Located just off of State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, Hernandez Accounting Solutions is headed by husband and wife team, Marcus and Sylvia Hernandez.. It’s been more than three decades since Marcus started his own accounting practice, but he still has many of those early clients! “Most of my clients have been with me a long time, between 25 and 30 years – they stick with me because I am watching out for them.” Marcus, Sylvia and their staff are thoughtful, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do… put simply, they love to help people save money on taxes! If you thought being an accountant was boring, then meet See “Accounting” on page 26.

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By Matt Selby I want to take this opportunity to tell everyone at WTSP’s Great Day Tampa Bay THANK YOU! It really meant a lot to us to have the opportunity to share news about our Tampa Bay News & Lifestyles publications with the show’s viewers. We really appreciate it! Great Day Tampa Bay, featured on CBS’s Channel 10 at 9 a.m. is quickly becoming Tampa Bay’s favorite program to start the day. Co-Host Michael Clayton and I met at a charity event earlier this year and once Michael found out a little

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more about our local magazines he invited me on the show for a quick segment. I was very nervous, in fact I was so worried about being late that I arrived two hours early for our live broadcast. It aired Monday, December 19th at 9 a.m. and was my first time on a morning show but Michael and Co-Host Stephanie Webb, along with the rest of the crew, made me feel right at home. I had the opportunity to quickly describe a little bit about what our magazine does in the community and talked about one of our favorite local charities we cover, ToyMakers of East Lake! It was a per-

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Community Calendar & News Briefs Supporting Our Wounded Warriors By Daryl Rosenthal, Social Security Specialist in Tampa, FL

Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we cherish. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the support they deserve. A vital part of that is administering the Social Security disability program. For those who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to for disability benefits. Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website is at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. The Wounded Warriors website has answers to many commonly asked questions, and shares other useful information about disability benefits, including how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. Benefits available through Social Security are different

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from those available from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is available to military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they’re unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay

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doesn’t necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Although a person can’t receive Social Security disability benefits while engaging in substantial work for pay or profit, receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. Learn more by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. With over 80 years of experience and compassionate service, Social Security is proud to support our veterans and active duty members of the military. Let these heroes know they can count on us when they need to take advantage of their earned benefits, today and tomorrow. Risky Listening Habits Threaten Hearing in Younger Generations The Sertoma Foundation of Florida is sharing important information with the Tampa Bay area that concerns long-term hearing and health challenges that can create a lifetime of problems for younger people. According to Valerie Laberta, a freelance medical writer, today’s modern society is posing a serious threat to the younger generations. Too much use of earbuds, exposure to

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loud volumes and concerts, and excessively loud music in clubs can cause long-term injury to ears and hearing, and pose serious threats to ones health. In her article “Address Youth Risky Listening Habits to Prevent a ‘Deaf Generation,” Ms. Laberta noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) has already raised a red flag, stating that “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound. Quantifying the global breadth of hearing loss, WHO reported that 360 million people have moderate to profound hearing loss, but estimates that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable.” It has already been found that the prevalence of tinnitus is now higher in teens than in the general population at more than 54 percent, much higher than experts expected, which was about 30-40 percent until extensive testing showed a much higher number of teens effected. While headphones are better to use than earbuds, the concern is with the number of hours listening to music at unsafe volumes. Labera’s article, which appeared in the October

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Community Calendar & News Briefs Supporting Our Wounded Warriors By Daryl Rosenthal, Social Security Specialist in Tampa, FL

Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we cherish. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the support they deserve. A vital part of that is administering the Social Security disability program. For those who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to for disability benefits. Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website is at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. The Wounded Warriors website has answers to many commonly asked questions, and shares other useful information about disability

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benefits, including how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. Benefits available through Social Security are different from those available from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is available to military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who

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continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they’re unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay doesn’t necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Although a person can’t receive Social Security disability benefits while engaging in substantial work for pay or profit, receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. Learn more by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. With over 80 years of experience and compassionate service, Social Security is proud to support our veterans and active duty members of the military. Let these heroes know they can count on us when they need to take advantage of their earned benefits, today and tomorrow.

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Risky Listening Habits Threaten Hearing in Younger Generations The Sertoma Foundation of Florida is sharing important information with the Tampa Bay area that concerns long-term hearing and health challenges that can create a lifetime of problems for younger people. According to Valerie Laberta, a freelance medical writer, today’s modern society is posing a serious threat to the younger generations. Too much use of earbuds, exposure to loud volumes and concerts, and excessively loud music in clubs can cause long-term injury to ears and hearing, and pose serious threats to ones health. In her article “Address Youth Risky Listening Habits to Prevent a ‘Deaf Generation,” Ms. Laberta noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) has already raised a red flag, stating that “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound. Quantifying the global breadth of hearing loss, WHO reported that 360 million

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2016 issue of the Hearing Journal, scientifically addresses the escalating danger of risky listening habits to younger generations and provides background information that may be helpful to parents concerned about the long-term effects on their teens and younger children’s hearing. Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation assists hard of hearing babies, chil-

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dren, and adults to avoid a life of isolation and hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically, and socially. The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, is to enhance individual potential and quality of life through better hearing. (www.familyhearinghelp.org)

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people have moderate to profound hearing loss, but estimates that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable.” It has already been found that the prevalence of tinnitus is now higher in teens than in the general population at more than 54 percent, much higher than experts expected, which was about 30-40 percent until extensive testing showed a much higher number of teens effected. While headphones are better to use than earbuds, the concern is with the number of hours listening to music at unsafe volumes. Labera’s article, which appeared in the October 2016 issue of the Hearing Journal, scientifically addresses the escalating danger of risky listening habits to younger generations and provides background information that may be helpful to parents concerned about

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the long-term effects on their teens and younger children’s hearing. Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation assists hard of hearing babies, children, and adults to avoid a life of isolation and hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically, and socially. The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, is to enhance individual potential and quality of life through better hearing. (www.familyhearinghelp.org)

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Marketing Your Home for All it’s Worth in 2017

Amani Warden

By Amani Warden, Realtor When it comes to effectively marketing your home, the right realtor can save you thousands! Although the market does play a role in whether a home sells, the market is only part of the equation. The successful marketing of a home is a multi-faceted process that en-

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compasses home preparation, pricing, presentation/staging, negotiation, strategic advertising and networking. Professional photography is used to capture all the positive attributes of the home including the neighborhood and its amenities. All these activities are undertaken with one aim: To maximize your home’s market exposure, and with it the number of showings and offers you get so that you ultimately

sell for top market value. The right Realtor has the knowledge, expertise and resources to implement a plan that will effectively coordinate all of these activities so you do just that. In order to maximize the impact of these preparation and pricing strategies, your home needs to be effectively exposed to the marketplace through a variety of advertising media such as internet including virtual tours and interactive maps on RE/MAX.com, Zillow.com,

Trulia.com, REALTOR.com, social media, and direct contact with other REALTORS®, which is the main sources of home information for buyers. Other sources utilized are yard signs, open houses, print advertising, and television. Amani Warden is a Realtor with RE/MAX Capital Realty. Contact Amani directly at 813731-7673 and find more information at www.TampaBayMove.com .

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You Had Me at Cannoli! Come on out to LIADO’s 13th Annual San Gennaro Festa on February 18th & 19th! By Julie Kanehl Let’s be honest here, it’s all about the food. I’m not talking about just any food; I’m talking about Italian food. LIADO’s San Gennaro Festa is jam packed with all of the wonderful Italian delights that you know, love and long for. Want to enjoy all of those favorites in one place? Then it’s safe to say that you should probably mark your calendar for LIADO’s 13th Annual San Gennaro Festa. Your first stop will want to be at LIADO’s La Cucina, where you’ll enjoy olives, cheese, bread, antipasti, tortellini salad, bruschetta, cannoli, pizzelles and wine. There will also be meatballs, sausage and peppers, zeppoles, pizzelles, and other mouthwatering Italian creations! This delicious event, centered on Italian heritage, is part street fair, part culinary treat, and part dance party! Of course, they’ll let you in, even if you can’t dance the Tarantella! Guests can expect to enjoy live

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music and entertainment by amazing bands including The Black Honkeys, which has quite a local following, and Joey Dee and the Starliters of “ Peppermint Twist” fame. Dance, Sing & Eat Italian-Style! It’s Festa Time! Held on Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th of February at the Safety Harbor Marina, LIADO’s San Gennaro Festa is a hearty nod to the Feast of San Gennaro, which brings

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over a million people to New York’s Little Italy each year. The entire Festa centers around San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, Italy who was martyred for his faith. Italians who first came to this country, gathered together to celebrate, pray, and party in his name. And that celebration continues every year in many corners of the world. Luckily for us, we can simply

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join the Italians and Italian-enthusiasts from all over the world who head on down to Safety Harbor, which is celebrating its 100th year, to take part in the festivities and support a few great causes at the same time. More than just food that is delicioso, if that’s even possible, LIADO’s San Gennaro Festa is a charitable event, with 100% of net proceeds ben-

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efiting local charities such as The Alzheimer’s Association of Florida (Gulf Coast Chapter), Children’s Cancer Center, Children’s Cancer Research Group at USF, Autism Speaks, The Safety Harbor Public Library, and many others. Additionally, through their scholarship program, LIADO has awarded more than $140,000 to deserving students who are dedicated to furthering their education. In addition to the delectable food and the upbeat entertainment, the San Gennaro Festa will offer a museum that features highlights from Italian heritage, information about supporting and joining LIADO, and the opportunity to meet some of the amazing ladies who have worked so

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hard to put this exciting event together. So, who is this amazing organization that organizes a street fair that would make a saint proud? LIADO, The Italian-American Women of Today (Le Italo-Americane di Oggi), is a local nonprofit 501(c) 3 group of women who have a simple but powerful goal to preserve the Italian heritage and to pass it down to the younger generations, while giving charitably to the community and to the world around them. Of course, they have a whole lot of fun in the meantime. When they aren’t planning a Festa and cooking for thousands, they share recipes, camaraderie, friendship, and a love of the cultural and family history that binds them all together. Become a Part of the Excitement, the Tradition and the Community by Joining LIADO!

LIADO, which began in 1993 with just a few members, is the only 100-percent Italian women’s organization of its kind in Florida. Offering two meeting places to accommodate its members, one in Safety Harbor and the other in New Port Richey, LIADO balances fun and friendship with a clear focus on education and cultural preservation. Meeting monthly to discuss a variety of topics that range from cooking demonstrations, to genealogy research, and the viewing of historical documentaries, when you join LIADO, you’ll be welcomed like family. If you’re an Italian-American who would love to know more about your culture, and make a few dozen friends at the same time, join LIADO, for the women there do far more than create a Festa, they share their hearts of gold with the community. In the meantime, make your plans now to come to LIADO’S San Gennaro Festa on February 18th and 19th in Safety Harbor! Admission is only $6 per person, and children 12 and under are free! So, bring some cash for the cannoli, because it’s time to party Italian-style!

ruary 18th from 12-10 p.m., and Sunday February 19th from 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina, at 110 Veteran’s Memorial Lane. Children 12 and under are free, and tickets for adults are just $6. All for a great cause, LIADO’s San Gennaro Festa will be held rain or shine! For more information about the event, visit www.liadosangennarofesta.com. If you’d like to know more about becoming a member of LIADO, visit www.liado.net.

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More Space Place Can Help You Keep Your Resolutions to Get Organized! By Marcy Sanford Want to get better organized or find more space in 2017? More Space Place can help you do it. As America’s foremost space-saving and organizational retailer, they offer a huge selection of furniture and accessory options, including wall beds, customized closets, garage organization, pantry, laundry, entertainment centers and much, much more. These options can offer design solutions that can turn any room into a magnificent, multipurpose masterpiece that fully utilizes all of the space in the room. More Space Place has three stores in the Tampa Bay area and are part of a national chain with more than 40 stores that are locally owned and operated by members of the communities in which they service.

The Tampa Bay showrooms / Design Centers are conveniently located in Palm Harbor, Lutz, and St. Petersburg and are staffed with talented experienced designers who can help you solve even the most difficult organizational or storage need. A short visit to one of the showrooms will allow you to see the quality and the endless options for designs. Custom Design for Your Space: At More Space Place everything is custom designed for you, your home, and your needs. The design options include materials, colors and finishes as well as styling including traditional, transitional or contemporary options. With the help of their talented designers you can create the perfect solution that fits your taste and lifestyle. Custom Closets: Pull out racks, sliding mirrors,

handy hooks, decorative storage boxes, and baskets – these are just a few of the custom accessories More Space Place offers to add to your closet that will make your closet more accessible and more functional. The closet systems from More Space Place are designed specifically to custom fit

the needs of the user through both creative design and the highly useful accessories. “We are very pleased with the closet design and installation from More Space Place. The design is perfect for us and we were very impressed by the installer and designer who


worked with us,” said Kelly and Jill M. “They delivered on time, on budget, and exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with them in the future with a garage design and some other closet and pantry work.” At More Space Place, they offer both wall-hung and floor-based systems in composite, all wood or a combination of materials and you can easily adjust all of the shelves and hanging rods in your custom closet, so when your needs change, you can adapt easily. Custom Closets aren’t just for clothes either – think about how much smoother your life would be with a well-organized pantry, craft closet, or laundry area. Murphy Beds: More Space Place is America’s #1 Murphy bed retailer and for good reason – they offer America’s largest selection of comfortable wall beds. These are available in a wide variety of design options that can fit perfectly with your home and lifestyle. When the bed is up it offers additional space in a room offering the opportunity for a duel purpose room, which can mean extra play space. Murphy Beds make home offices or hobby rooms highly functional spaces. The beds available at More Space

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Place are offered in a variety of colors, finishes and styling options, and there is a large selection of accompanying cabinetry. Check out the video of the many Murphy Bed options and how easily they blend in and work at www.MoreSpacePlace.com. “I had a wall bed installed in my home and I absolutely love it,” said Linda I. “The contemporary style is a perfect match for my home. Not only is the bed a beautiful piece of furniture, the mattress is extremely comfortable as well.” More Space Place offers a full range of Serta mattresses that are designed specifically for wall bed use. These mattresses offer the famous comfort of Serta mattresses but also provide the durability of standing on its side while it is stored. Numerous comfort options from extra firm to luxury plush as well as Memory foam options are available. Garage Systems: With a little help and redesign from the professionals at More Space Place, your garage can become an area you’ll be proud to show off and one where you’ll be able to find the tools, decorations, or outdoor gear you’re looking for quickly, instead of spending precious free time

searching through boxes and stacks of household items. More Space Place offers an extensive selection of customized garage organization systems, including garage storage racks and specialized hanging garage wall cabinets. The floormounted systems are available in many standard depths and heights and the wall-hung systems can be adjusted to fit any height. More Space Place uses top-of-the-line materials that will not warp or sag so your garage will stay organized and attractive for many years to come. Kitchen, Home Office, Entertainment Centers: More Space Place can custom design storage solutions for any room in your home. Using their expertise in design and organization, they can help you create a gourmet kitchen, a home office that can work as hard as you do, or an entertainment center that can be adjusted to accommodate TVs as they continue to become larger. And, if you have open living areas, More Space Place can help you seamlessly blend cabinetry from area to area. “We are very pleased with our home office installation,” said Andrew and Connie. “From your customized

design, the quality of the cabinetry, and the workmanship of your installer, who turned our room into a multifunctional room that I am sure we will enjoy for many years.” Whether your budget is large or small, More Space Place has plenty of furniture and space-saving solutions. They will work with you every step of the way to create your one-of-a-kind solution that will do what you need it to do. Their CAD-based, 3D software programs allow you to see your new space design before you make a final decision. Give them a call or schedule an appointment today to find out how they can design a custom space for you. More Space Place Design has 3 conveniently located showrooms: in Palm Harbor at 33136 U.S. 19, phone (727) 773-9888, in St Petersburg at 10722 Gandy Blvd. North, phone (727) 507-9799 and in Lutz at 23114 State Road 54, phone (813) 935-8432. Hours for all locations are Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with additional hours available by appointment. They are closed on Sun. Visit www.MoreSpacePlace.com for more information or to see pictures and videos.

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Wheelchairs 4 Kids’ Wheely Winter Christmas a Great Time! Winter the Dolphin and Santa Claus were highlights for the 5th annual Wheely Winter Christmas event. On Friday evening Wheelchairs 4 Kids sponsored a special event with their “Wheel Kids” to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The evening began with the kids and their families having dinner at the Palm Pavilion. Ken Hamilton, owner of the Palm Pavilion donates dinner for all of the families every year! The kids also were able to visit and interact with dolphins Winter, Hope and Nicholas. The night ended with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus giving presents to the children. One of the families in attendance was Tom and Mindy with their son, Hunter, who has spina-bifida. Hunter received an adaptive bicycle to increase leg strength and stamina from the organization two years ago. Hunter was able to interact with Winter during the night's occasion. Hunter remarked, “He was very soft. And I got wet from head to toe!” Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to pro-

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viding equipment for children with mobility challenges. Wheelchairs 4 Kids also has fundraising benefits such as Jail and Bails and charity auctions. The organization plans other inclusive events throughout the year, including attending WWE events and Washington Nationals baseball games. Wheelchairs 4 Kids’ Executive Director, Madeline Robinson, commented about the occasion. “Our kids love Winter so much! Some of them have braces that are made by the same company that made Win-

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ter’s tail. They love spending time with the inspiring dolphin!” The Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Wheelchairs 4 Kids have collaborated on this event for five years. “We are honored to host the Wheelchairs for Kids families at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Their work of inspiring kids is exactly what Winter’s story is designed to do,” stated Executive Director of the Aquarium, David Yates. Wheelchairs 4 Kids would like to thank the Clearwater Marine Aquar-

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ium, the Palm Pavilion, Shephard’s Beach Resort, Photos By J. David, Publix, Carrollwood Area Women’s Club and all of our amazing volunteers for helping to create a fun evening. For more information about Wheelchairs 4 Kids, please visit the website at www.wheelchairs4kids.org or call the office at 727-946-0963; (Website phonetically: Wheelchairs the number four kids dot org).

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Tampa Bay Plumbers By Matt Selby Looking for plumbing repairs in your surrounding area? No luck finding a dependable company yet? Look no further! As we have done all the extensive research and tedious work for you! Let’s be honest, we all know finding a good and reliable Plumbing Company at a reasonable price isn’t always the easiest task. You can spend hours browsing companies online and reading reviews. You may call everyone you know including family members, relatives and neighbors to ask them who they have used before. You can be brave and let someone in your household attempt to fix the problem (probably with not the best results), OR you can save yourself the time and trouble, take our honest word and give Tampa Bay Plumbers a call! Tampa Bay Plumbers are a trustworthy and licensed company, who will work hard to fix any of your plumbing and / or septic problems, so

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you and your family don’t have to spend any more time stressing, sweating and waiting on some average plumbing contractor who may end up overcharging you. As a home owner, you have the right to check out the credentials of any plumbing company that you choose. Not all plumbing repair and installation professionals are properly licensed and insured. You can rest assured that with Tampa Bay Plumbers you will be in good hands. Owner Ryan Pelky demands excellence from everyone on his team. “I take personal responsibility for every job no matter how big or small,” says Pelky. There is nothing worse than working with a plumbing company that does not guarantee your 100% satisfaction and back the quality of their work and expertise up. Pelky says, “This company obsesses over quality and our customer experience. I can promise you this…if you’re not happy with something we did for you, I will make it right.” Tampa Play Plumbers guarantees are the reason that so many customers refer them to

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You can rest assured that with Tampa Bay Plumbers you will be in good hands. their friends and family. Sounds too good to be true? Well, if you don’t take my word for it, you can trust the reviews of countless more people. Go ahead and look them up for yourself next time you’re online. You will find glowing reviews from hundreds of satisfied local customers. When you google Tampa Bay Plumbers, you’ll find an Angie’s List Super Service Award, tons of 5 star

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reviews on their Facebook page, an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau, and an almost 5-star rating on just about every review site on the net including google which they boast a 4.8 out of 5 rating! That’s no easy task, especially when you have competitors constantly hiring other people to fake reviews online. As for myself, I leave all my personal and business plumbing and septic needs in the hands of Tampa

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and clogged drains (because your little ones decided to take their toys swimming in things they shouldn’t). Have you ever wondered; “Could I just throw this in the garbage disposal and get Owner Ryan Pelky and Production Manager away with it?” to then find out, you Ryan Penna definitely shouldn’t Bay Plumbers. have done that? Don’t panic! Tampa So how did I find and came to Bay Plumbers got you covered! They trust Tampa Bay Plumbers? also repair superficial leaks and bursts One of my best friends in the world, Ryan Penna, plays a paramount all the way through Septic repair and maintenance and trenchless repairs. role within the company as their Ryan Penna and I, sat down to production manager. I trust Ryan discuss what sets Tampa Bay Plumbers wholeheartedly, and after hearing him apart from others in the industry. He talk so highly about the company he said, “First off all, we have over 25 works for, I knew I wouldn’t regret years of experience operating locally in hiring them. As a matter of fact, they Tampa, dating back to before we were will be working on a model home I’m Tampa Bay Plumbers. Much of our personally building, right here in crew has been a constant over the past Tampa. decade and our guys have the As Mr. Pelky says himself, there’s knowledge and skills that a lot of our no job too big or too small. Tampa Bay Plumbers takes care of competitors simply don’t have. Many plumbing companies operate without all the “fun stuff”, like leaky toilets

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the proper licensing, but at Tampa Bay Plumbers we keep all of our licensing and permits up to date. We do plenty of residential jobs, but we also perform services for large commercial establishments that other smaller plumbing companies would never tackle or shouldn’t be trusted with.”

Tampa Bay Plumbers have the man power and the technology to get any job done! “We have the most technologically advanced plumbing tools and equipment available. We treat every plumbing project like an emergency and never sacrifice quality,” Ryan says. Plumbing emergencies happen when you least expect it, luckily Tampa Bay Plumbers are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to serve all your plumbing needs! “Our 24/7 availability is a huge selling point for us and we never charge an overage rate for Saturday or Sunday work, like many others in our industry under normal circumstances do. We are true ‘workholics’, from our owners all the way down to our entry level

positions,” Ryan added.

Backing up what they sell Tampa Bay Plumbers offer a minimum 1-year warranty on all work and they even have a 10-year warranty for some jobs! They also offer a FREE consultation and water quality test to check for hard water, odor or other potentially dangerous toxins. So regardless of your plumbing or septic needs at the moment, make sure you take them up on that! “Our prices match, or in most cases, are lower than any other reputable company in the area and we serve the entire Tampa Bay Area. We don’t lose a customer over price very often and if we do, it’s because the customer goes with an unlicensed contractor,” says Ryan. If Tampa Bay Plumbers can help you, please give them a call at 813-Plumber. Make sure you tell them Matt from Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles sent you and receive $50 off your project, repair or maintenance. Customers such as myself love these guys for a reason! So rest assured you will be in great hands with Tampa Bay Plumbers!

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how they best run their own financial business, so to speak.” Adding, “They may not own their own business, but their investments become a business, in a way, when they are preparing for retirement. I ask questions like, “Can we cut costs that make sense? Is there a different product that is of a higher quality that will bring a higher return?”

Invest in Your Future the Charles Schwab Way, With Jordan Leuschke, CFP® By Julie Kanehl It’s time to get down to the brass tacks. What does your future look like, financially? Will you be able to do the things that you’d hoped and planned for? Will you be able to send your kids to college? Will you be able to retire like you’d always thought you would? If you’re not planning for your future, don’t waste another minute. It’s time to start building on your wealth, investing in your future and working with an advisor who will guide you through every nook and cranny of the journey. For more than 40 years, Charles Schwab has been an advocate for the little guy, the average investor. In fact, Chuck and his company revolutionized the way investing was done, and today the financial consultants

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who represent Charles Schwab continue to foster the wealth-building legacy that puts the client in the driver’s seat, and allows them to own their tomorrow. When it’s time to get serious about building a wealthier tomorrow for you and those you love, choose Charles Schwab. Jordan Leuschke, CFP®, vice president of the Spring Hill Charles Schwab Branch, has been working with local clients for years, guiding them on their individual financial journey. Jordan Leuschke is an educated and experienced guide that can help to navigate the many options, products and opportunities that exist today. His dedication to his clients is evident immediately, and clients love working with him. One client said, “I have been with Schwab for over 20 years. Their customer service is far above all the other brokers I’ve tried, and that is

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JordanLeuschke, CFP® quite a few....Most importantly, this is a really honest company. They’ve never tried to surprise me with bogus new fees or restrictions. Super reliable and far superior guidance compared to the others. I would recommend to anyone for brokerage or banking or any other service they might offer.” Leuschke says, “Our motto is to see through our client’s eyes. My goal is to consult with them to see

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Invest in Your Future! Questions are encouraged when you invest with Charles Schwab. In fact, how better to learn about the market and the options than to ask the questions that matter most? From the most basic questions about how investing works to questions about rates and returns, every question is valued and respected. In a world where 84% of people get help changing their oil, yet only about 24% of people get help in determining where to allocate their 401K monies, it’s certainly time to start asking questions! A client named Steve said, “The process was simple and easy when I moved my employer 401k over to a Schwab IRA.” There are so many options out

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there to investigate – from mutual funds to stocks and bonds – that the question always comes back to the client and what their individual hopes and dreams are. That’s where Leuschke comes in, with his knowledge and experience there to answer all the questions you may have, the future already feels like a more secure place. Leuschke says, “I can partner with you to understand your goals, create a personalized plan, and provide investing guidance. You’ll understand where your money is invested and why, how your investments are performing, and how much it’s costing you. Plus, you’ll have access to Schwab’s portfolio management expertise, insights, and specialists. It’s a modern approach to wealth management—so you can take ownership of your financial life.” When you are ready to take control of your financial future, start by asking the questions that matter most in your world. Jordan Leuschke can consult with you and see what works best for you, answer your questions, and help to make your dreams a reality. There are many ways to invest

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and save for the future. Managing accounts such as your 401K, an IRA that you may have, or any Exchange Traded Funds (commonly known as ETFs) are a great place to start. Leuschke says, “ETFs are the grandchild of the mutual fund, and have become increasingly popular over the last 10 to 15 years because they are indexes, which are efficient and low cost.” If you haven’t thought about your 401K, or if you haven’t used any of these types of products to save for your future, there’s no better time than the present. There are plenty of low-risk ways to get started, and having a Financial Consultant like Leuschke on your side is the ideal way to move forward. Jordan Leuschke, CFP® is a Financial Consultant and Vice President of Schwab Branch Spring Hill, located at 4026 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, FL 34606. Available by appointment only, Leuschke works with clients all over the Tampa Bay Area. To schedule a free consultation, call 352- 683-2079 or email jordan.leuschke@schwab.com.

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“Rejuvenation” Continued from page 1 Rejuvenation are helping people to turn back the clock on aging, and to lose weight and keep it off – not with some secret potion – with sciencebased integrative medicine that optimize your hormones and weight loss programs that actually take your DNA into consideration. Not only that, they have a remarkable new technology available – the Viora VForm – that can actually tighten up skin! Viora has been shown to greatly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, to diminish cellulite, and it provides non-invasive liposuction, making it an amazing new tool for body contouring! It works well on all ages and for problem areas such as inner thighs, buttocks, upper arms, the abdomen and anywhere else your fat cells like to congregate. It can even tighten up the neck area. If you are looking for the place that can provide you with the results you desire, the secret is out and it’s Tampa Rejuvenation! Owner and CEO of Tampa Rejuvenation, Brett Markowitz,

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Johanna deVryer, MD

Karen Evans, DO

Caroline Lomboy, DO

opened the first location of Tampa Rejuvenation ten years ago with the goal to help people change their health, and therefore their lives, for the better through science-based nutrition, diet and bio-identical hormonal support. A decade later, Tampa Rejuvenation has literally thousands of great testimonials, four locations in Tampa Bay, and a fifth location opening early 2017 in the Lakewood Ranch community. With a

degree in nutrition, Markowitz is a Certified Personal Trainer qualified with the American Council on Exercise and the International Sports Science Association, and holds CPR and AED certifications. Health and wellness is serious business for Markowitz, especially now that he has personally seen Tampa Rejuvenation’s comprehensive approach affect positive change in the lives of so many here in Tampa Bay.

“We are getting more and more patients because people aren’t getting what they want from their family doctor,” says Markowitz. “They want to see results, and they are seeing that with us. We have three physicians who are board certified in Western Medicine, but they now focus on Integrative Medicine with our patients here at Tampa Rejuvenation. We want to get people out of the trap of ‘big

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Natasha Daza Williams, ARNP (Not pictured: Connie Hartley, ARNP) pharma,’ which wants people to rely of medications. We focus on giving you back your youth – better sleep, improved sex drive, no E.D. concerns for men and no hot flashes for women – and energy to last throughout the day.” Tampa Rejuvenation’s physicians are passionate about the advances in

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Regenerative Medicine and the many benefits it provides their patients, and all three have focused their careers on the anti-aging aspect of medicine. Johanna deVryer, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and trained in Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine. Karen Evans, DO is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and is a member of the Academy of AntiAging Medicine. Caroline Lomboy, DO is a Diplomat of the Osteopathic National Board, a Board Certified Medical Review Officer, and member of the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine. The two nurse practitioners on the team, Natasha Daza Williams, ARNP and Connie Hartley, ARNP, also are trained in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Additionally, Tampa Rejuvenation has a very supportive staff that includes patient coordinators, dietitians, fitness trainers, and wellness coaches who work together to help create individualized programs for each client. Results are gained here because Tampa Rejuvenation has a plan for

each patient that starts with a full medical evaluation that includes their health history, family history, lifestyle factors, and all symptoms combined with the results from their blood work to customize a management treatment plan. Tampa Rejuvenation even offers DNA testing to help determine the specific needs of patients at a cellular level. If you have the will, Tampa Rejuvenation will show you the way!

Your Health, Our Passion “Our goal is to help the body stay young and there are different philosophies of what that is, but it is truly about how you feel,” says Markowitz. “We are looking to prevent metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cancer.” Getting one’s weight under control is not easy, but Tampa Rejuvenation provides the science and support to make it possible. “We provide our patients with DNA testing to identify best diet for their body, the most effective exercises, and to discover the genetically based nutrition their body needs. The DNA test identifies the nutrients that your body isn’t absorbing properly, and also helps to identify eating inhibitions, traits and habits that are genetic.” There are a number of ways in which patients are helped to reach their weight loss goals including HCG injections and appetite suppressants, but the integrative approach really focuses on gut health too, offering patients organic, nonGMO products including probiotics, digestive enzymes, fiber support and supplements, as well as a specific gut health test to determine if Leaky Gut Syndrome is preventing weight loss. One of the biggest culprits in the aging process is the decline of our hormones and this effects much more than your weight, energy level

and sex drive – though improvements in those three areas are significant for Tampa Rejuvenation’s patients who benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. “One of the first things people notice is that their quality of sleep improves immediately,” says Markowitz. “We can’t completely defy aging — but we can minimize the unwanted effects of the aging process,” says Board Certified Physician, Dr. Johanna deVryer. Tampa Rejuvenation gives its patients the answers that their family physicians might not be providing. “We help men and women struggling with fatigue, weight gain, decreased libido, hot flashes, sleep issues and thyroid issues.” Markowitz adds that 70-80 percent of their patients on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy use pellet therapy. “The pellets are 100% bio-identical (natural), it’s a virtually painless process in which pellets are inserted beneath the skin, to be absorbed naturally over time. Patients are able to go four to six months between treatments. The results are fascinating! I love to see patients within a few weeks come back and tell me they can’t believe they forgot what good felt like,” says Dr. deVryer. Tampa Rejuvenation’s team is comprised of over 50 employees with various medical backgrounds. They treat every patient as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Through the implementation of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, aesthetics, nutrition, and weight loss, Tampa Rejuvenation is showing patients the path to optimal health and wellness. Make an appointment to see why Tampa Rejuvenation is the number one weight loss clinic in the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa Rejuvenation has 4 locations in Tampa Bay: North Tampa at 3246 Cove Bend Dr, (813) 558-9500; South Tampa at 2007 West Swann Ave, (813) 2546141; Brandon at 1025 Professional Park Dr, (813) 6818624; and Westchase at 13015 West Linebaugh Ave, #101, (813) 749-7550. Please log on to TampaRejuvenation.com for the hours of each location, full bios of the staff, a full list of services, and testimonials.

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“Accounting” Continued from page 1 Marcus Hernandez! He truly enjoys his line of work and takes it as a personal challenge to help people in as many ways as possible through his work. And when you meet Marcus in person, his energy and enthusiasm are not only impressive, but also quite contagious! Great reviews from their clients reveal that Marcus, Sylvia and their team are easy to work with and trusted, making the firm of Hernandez Accounting Solutions an excellent choice! Full Service Accounting Hernandez Accounting Solutions provides everything from bookkeeping, payroll services, financial statement preparation and IRS representation to budgeting, financial and retirement planning, estate tax preparation and planning, and QuickBooks setup. The firm can completely personalize their services to meet the accounting needs of every type of client from individuals to businesses. In addition to being a seasoned tax professional, Marcus Hernandez is a Certified Insurance Broker, which means that he can offer additional, related services to his clients including life insurance, disability insurance, long-

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term care insurance and annuities. Tax time is approaching fast and with 2016 wrapped to a close, Hernandez Accounting Solutions is in full swing this New Year, and they are ready to find those tax deductions and credits! And they want to help keep things as simple as possible for their clients by providing relevant information on their website, HernandezAccounting.com, where they also provide a convenient checklist of things to gather for the first appointment. Proposed Tax Changes and What You Should Know! With an election year behind us, and a new President coming into office, there will be tax changes and people are very curious in understanding what will change and how it will affect them. Marcus, a guy who takes pride in keeping his clients informed, has his own projections and some advice regarding the upcoming tax proposals for 2017. “The upcoming Trump administration proposes big changes in the tax rates for both individuals and corporations for 2017. Under current law, we pay tax on ordinary income tax at graduated rates stretching from 10% to 39.6%. Add Obamacare’s 3.8% surtax on net investment income, and the top federal rate for individuals is 43.4%.

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Even capital gains now pay the extra 3.8%,” explains Marcus. “Trump proposes cutting the tax brackets to 12%, 25%, and 33%. Plus, he would eliminate Obamacare’s 3.8% net investment income tax. The top ordinary rate would be 33%, with the top capital gain and dividend rate 20%. Itemized deductions would be capped at $200,000 for married couples.” Marcus explains that big tax cuts for businesses are proposed for the upcoming years. “Corporations currently pay 35%. Trump has said he would cut it to 15%, and eliminate most business deductions. LLCs, partnerships and SCorporations would have significant changes too, possibly even paying the same 15% rate as corporations. Of all the proposed tax changes, this one seems the most unlikely. It could mean someone taxed on flow-through business income at 39.6% or 43.4% could see their tax rate slashed to 15%. This is good news for them.” Always looking out for the best interest of his clients, Marcus’ knowledge and his drive to stay informed on economics across a global scale are invaluable to individuals and business owners. “When I first learn that a tax break is gone, I am looking to replace it. I have a passion for looking for new ways to reduce tax liability.” Constantly searching and partici-

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pating in webinars and seminars, Marcus has creative ideas to help small businesses. “I want to minimize their taxes and help them, not just save money, but keep that money for growth. I want to help them create wealth and grow their business.” Hernandez Accounting Solutions Gets Great Reviews There are many great reviews online for Hernandez Accounting Solutions and Marcus Hernandez. Here are a few from Google. Rakesh Martin: “Marcus and his team are very courteous and professional. I have used their services for three consecutive years and plan to continue to use them for my tax planning and filings. What I most appreciate is the go-going [ongoing] communications throughout the process, up to and including the actual filing. I also appreciate the hard copies of all my documents presented to me in a very professional binder/folder. There is nothing for me to do except file it away and start the process again the following year. I highly recommend Marcus.” Lupe Castillo: “Really happy with the services we always receive from Marcus Hernandez and staff. They all are very professional and knowledge. When we started our business we had

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“Accounting” Continued from page 1 Marcus Hernandez! He truly enjoys his line of work and takes it as a personal challenge to help people in as many ways as possible through his work. And when you meet Marcus in person, his energy and enthusiasm are not only impressive, but also quite contagious! Great reviews from their clients reveal that Marcus, Sylvia and their team are easy to work with and trusted, making the firm of Hernandez Accounting Solutions an excellent choice! Full Service Accounting Hernandez Accounting Solutions provides everything from bookkeeping, payroll services, financial statement preparation and IRS representation to budgeting, financial and retirement planning, estate tax preparation and planning, and QuickBooks setup. The firm can completely personalize their services to meet the accounting needs of every type of client from individuals to businesses. In addition to being a seasoned tax professional, Marcus Hernandez is a Certified Insurance Broker, which means that he can offer additional, re-

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lated services to his clients including life insurance, disability insurance, longterm care insurance and annuities. Tax time is approaching fast and with 2016 wrapped to a close, Hernandez Accounting Solutions is in full swing this New Year, and they are ready to find those tax deductions and credits! And they want to help keep things as simple as possible for their clients by providing relevant information on their website, HernandezAccounting.com, where they also provide a convenient checklist of things to gather for the first appointment. Proposed Tax Changes and What You Should Know! With an election year behind us, and a new President coming into office, there will be tax changes and people are very curious in understanding what will change and how it will affect them. Marcus, a guy who takes pride in keeping his clients informed, has his own projections and some advice regarding the upcoming tax proposals for 2017. “The upcoming Trump administration proposes big changes in the tax rates for both individuals and corporations for 2017. Under current law, we pay tax on ordinary income tax at

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graduated rates stretching from 10% to 39.6%. Add Obamacare’s 3.8% surtax on net investment income, and the top federal rate for individuals is 43.4%. Even capital gains now pay the extra 3.8%,” explains Marcus. “Trump proposes cutting the tax brackets to 12%, 25%, and 33%. Plus, he would eliminate Obamacare’s 3.8% net investment income tax. The top ordinary rate would be 33%, with the top capital gain and dividend rate 20%. Itemized deductions would be capped at $200,000 for married couples.” Marcus explains that big tax cuts for businesses are proposed for the upcoming years. “Corporations currently pay 35%. Trump has said he would cut it to 15%, and eliminate most business deductions. LLCs, partnerships and SCorporations would have significant changes too, possibly even paying the same 15% rate as corporations. Of all the proposed tax changes, this one seems the most unlikely. It could mean someone taxed on flow-through business income at 39.6% or 43.4% could see their tax rate slashed to 15%. This is good news for them.” Always looking out for the best interest of his clients, Marcus’ knowledge and his drive to stay informed on economics across a global scale are in-

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valuable to individuals and business owners. “When I first learn that a tax break is gone, I am looking to replace it. I have a passion for looking for new ways to reduce tax liability.” Constantly searching and participating in webinars and seminars, Marcus has creative ideas to help small businesses. “I want to minimize their taxes and help them, not just save money, but keep that money for growth. I want to help them create wealth and grow their business.” Hernandez Accounting Solutions Gets Great Reviews There are many great reviews online for Hernandez Accounting Solutions and Marcus Hernandez. Here are a few from Google. Rakesh Martin: “Marcus and his team are very courteous and professional. I have used their services for three consecutive years and plan to continue to use them for my tax planning and filings. What I most appreciate is the go-going [ongoing] communications throughout the process, up to and including the actual filing. I also appreciate the hard copies of all my documents presented to me in a very professional binder/folder.

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so many questions and he helped us with everything, he is always willing to help us and give us the correct advise. We are really glad and happy we found him. Highly recommend Hernandez Accounting Solutions, Inc for personal and corporate accounting and taxes.” Arturo Giammugnani: “My company and many of my investors have used Marcus Hernandez and his firm Hernandez Accounting over the years with great results. I highly recommend them for personal/corporate taxes and Accounting work. The knowledge, attention to detail and high dedication to their work make them one of a kind. William Parente: “I’ve been with Marcus for many years now, he handles all my personal and business accounting needs. Marcus is very professional and thorough! Prior to Hernandez Accounting Solutions my last accountant didn’t have the knowledge that Marcus provides. I wouldn’t use anyone else!!” Karen Costoso: “My family and I have used Hernandez accounting for over 25 years now. Marcus and his

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team are always helpful and honest. If there was an issue with my taxes (and as I am the worst receipt and stub keeper in the world) there have been, Marcus always was there to provide assistance to straighten the issue out. This group are the best.” If keeping your business on the upswing and saving money, while staying informed on tax development is important to you, then Hernandez Accounting Solutions is your place. The team is bilingual, friendly, energetic, knowledgeable, and always go the distance for their clients. Hernandez Accounting Solutions, Inc. is located at 20703 Sterlington Dr, Suite 102 at The Offices of Devonwood in Land O’ Lakes and can be reached at (813) 4064406. Walk-in hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Visit www.HernandezAccounting.com for recent financial articles, tax information and a full list of services.

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There is nothing for me to do except file it away and start the process again the following year. I highly recommend Marcus.” Lupe Castillo: “Really happy with the services we always receive from Marcus Hernandez and staff. They all are very professional and knowledge. When we started our business we had so many questions and he helped us with everything, he is always willing to help us and give us the correct advise. We are really glad and happy we found him. Highly recommend Hernandez Accounting Solutions, Inc for personal and corporate accounting and taxes.” Arturo Giammugnani: “My company and many of my investors have used Marcus Hernandez and his firm Hernandez Accounting over the years with great results. I highly recommend them for personal/corporate taxes and Accounting work. The knowledge, attention to detail and high dedication to their work make them one of a kind. William Parente: “I’ve been with Marcus for many years now, he handles all my personal and business accounting needs. Marcus is very professional and thorough! Prior to Hernandez Accounting Solutions my

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last accountant didn’t have the knowledge that Marcus provides. I wouldn’t use anyone else!!” Karen Costoso: “My family and I have used Hernandez accounting for over 25 years now. Marcus and his team are always helpful and honest. If there was an issue with my taxes (and as I am the worst receipt and stub keeper in the world) there have been, Marcus always was there to provide assistance to straighten the issue out. This group are the best.” If keeping your business on the upswing and saving money, while staying informed on tax development is important to you, then Hernandez Accounting Solutions is your place. The team is bilingual, friendly, energetic, knowledgeable, and always go the distance for their clients. Hernandez Accounting Solutions, Inc. is located at 20703 Sterlington Dr, Suite 102 at The Offices of Devonwood in Land O’ Lakes and can be reached at (813) 406-4406. Walk-in hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Visit www.HernandezAccounting.com for recent financial articles, tax information and a full list of services.

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Furnished, Decorated Model Home NOW OPEN! Fall in Love with Your New F Street Home! By Julie Kanehl If you’re ready to fall in love with your new home – a beautifully decorated, well-appointed, new model home is now open in the desirable Longleaf community in the Trinity area. Lots in this premier Longleaf community have been selling quickly, and it’s not hard to see why. Longleaf is what’s called a master-planned community, centered around a beautiful town hall, complete with a pool, a playground, and miles of trails all around. Located within Trinity, Longleaf is already a well established and flourishing neighborhood that is close to A-rated schools, hospitals and more. F Street’s new Model home is located at 3381 Bumelia Dr. (See directions below) Experienced and accommodating, F Street Homes makes it their goal to take the stress out of building a home. Offering four distinctive Florida “cottage style” floor plans, the fabulous homes they offer

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have front porches, and some even come with second story balconies. Built with the charm of the homes that were built in old New England, South Carolina, or Key West, each floor plan is created with architectural details that hint at nosVisit F Street Homes’ beautiful model home in the Longleaf talgia. community Idyllic and sincere, Longleaf their homes. This is a unique style of was created to be family-centered, ofhomes, they are not cookie-cutter, and fering many opportunities for neighthey have wonderful architectural debors to meet, for children to play, and tails.” The Longleaf Community is an for memories to be made. ideal family location, filled with activiSarah Bordin, a New Home Conties, community events, and even a sultant with F Street Homes, says, town hall! The sweet main street is “I’m excited to be representing a famTown Avenue, complete with a pizzeily company in the sense that they’ve ria and a coffee shop.” put a lot of integrity and quality into There are four gorgeous floor

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plans to choose from, all of which start with an F: The Fara Blanco, Freedom, Florida and Freeport floor plans are each uniquely designed to fit into the Longleaf community, while being exclusive to your particular prefer-

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ences. Each of the homes have three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, an open floor plan and two-car garages behind the house, which creates a neighborhood of front porches, and tree lined front sidewalks. Ranging in size from 1445 to 1617 square feet, each of these homes comes filled to the brim with extra features that will make you proud. Starting at $248,900 you can afford to build the home that you’ve been fantasizing about with F Street Homes. Sarah says, “The homes we are building in Longleaf are unique in that they are cottage-style, detached single family homes, in a limited maintenance environment.” Adding, “Longleaf is a low-cost CDD community [Community Development District]. CDD fees are very reasonable and provide the Longleaf amenities, which gives it a sense of community that other neighborhoods don’t have.” F Street Home’s New Model Home is Now Open! When you visit F Street Homes, you’ll have the opportunity to really spend time looking at the different floor plans, the options, and of course the incredible new model home. The

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new model home showcases the many outstanding features that are already included in an F Street Home at Longleaf, including some that might be considered “extras” somewhere else. In fact, upgrades such as granite countertops, backsplashes, 42-inch wood kitchen cabinets, wood bath cabinets, and oversized ceramic tile on the entire first floor are already included. Additionally, F Street Homes is offering Grand Opening specials including a refrigerator, a washer and dryer, and a complete mini blind package on all windows. F Street provides you with a complete “move in ready” new home. Plus, for a limited time, they will assist you up to $5,000 in total closing costs by using their preferred lender for financing. Once you choose your floor plan, you will meet with one of F Street’s designers, who will make choosing the details of your home a fabulously fun experience! F Street takes the stress out of building, and helps put you and your family in a top-notch, quality home in a fun, friendly community. If you’re looking to live in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay Area, you can’t go wrong with Longleaf in Trinity, a master-

planned community that has amenities that include a community swimming pool, a town hall, green areas, parks, ball fields, and more. Longleaf is located just minutes from New Port Richey, East Lake, Tarpon Springs, Lutz and Odessa. Set back from S.R. 54, Longleaf is its own little haven of a community that sparks a feeling of peace and a feeling of community. Here, everyone seems to know everyone else, there’s a sense of familiarity and a commitment to keeping the community at its best.

F Street Homes is located at 3381 Bumelia Ln, New Port Richey Fl. 34655 (SR54 to Starkey Rd. North on Starkey approx 1 mile to Marsha Ln. West on Marsha one block to Model Home) Feel free to stop in to speak with your New Home Consultant Monday through Saturday- 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and on Sunday, Noon -6:00 p.m or by appointment ! For more information, please call F Street Homes at 727333-0471 or log on to www.fstreethomes.com.

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