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CARROLLWOOD AREA

Vol. 1, Issue 2, May 2013

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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The Business & Dining Magazine Directly Mailed To 13,000 Homes In Carrollwood, Lake Magdalene & Avila

Hattie’s Café & Beanery – Fresh Food and World-Class Coffee By Alexis Selby Carrying on the tradition of his family, Bruce Boore knows what it takes to run a successful restaurant, and Hattie’s Café and Beanery is a true testament to his family’s legacy. Located on the corner of Van Dyke road and Dale Mabry Hwy. in the Van Dyke Commons Plaza, Hattie’s has much more to it than meets the eye, and serves up some of the freshest pastries,

tastiest sandwiches and most flavorful gourmet coffee in the Tampa Bay Area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hattie’s Café and Beanery offers a nice variety on their menu, including a selection of fresh fruit smoothies, and is the perfect spot for healthy, delicious food any time of the day. One happy customer writes, “We had a wonderful breakfast this morning at Hattie's. What a great addition to See “Hattie’s” on page 16.

The Breakfast Club is a favorite among customers at Hattie’s, and features a delicious combination of eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and meat.

Budget Blinds – The Best in Custom Blinds & Window Coverings By Marcy Sanford

Draperies can change the way a home looks, adding height and visual interest to any room.

In the past 19 years, the design experts at Budget Blinds have provided beautiful window coverings for more than 11,000 customers in the Tampa Bay Area.. Their extensive variety of blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies ensures that they can find the right window covering for any house or office, and any budget. This month they are celebrating their customers, with specials throughout the month of May and June to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new location at

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Editorial................................................3 Community Calendar.............................4-5 Community News Briefs.....................6-7 Grout Tech.........................................8-9 Carrollwood Summer Camps..........10-11 Forward Thinking Initiatives...............12 Northdale Family Fun Festival.............13

1208 W. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa. When Jim and Elaine Trotter were looking at businesses to call their own, Budget Blinds stood out, thanks to exceptional products and outstanding customer service. Elaine explains, “Budget Blinds is the number one window covering franchise in North America. We are able to offer the highest-quality products, backed by exclusive warranties with styles to fit any window and any budget. Our design consultants and home installation experts are committed to helping our clients See “Blinds” on page 14.


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From The Editor Alexis Selby Thank-You to All Who Responded! I would like to start off by saying a gigantic thank-you to all of our wonderful readers, who have so warmly welcomed us into the neighborhood and took the time to write us and let us know what they thought of our first publication. Since our paper hit mailboxes, we have had a tremendous response from our readers, who have had only great things to say; and the emails and letters keep on coming – this really means a lot to us. After putting all the names of the people who responded in a random drawing, we have selected two winners. In no particular order, the winners are Nancy Smith and Trudi Segal. Both Nancy and Trudi will receive 2 tickets each to Big Cat Rescue, in addition to a $25 visa gift card, which they can use at their favorite restaurant if they so wish. Take a look at what they had to say about the Carrollwood Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles:

Reader Nancy writes, “I just received my edition today, and loved it! I live in Carrollwood and thought the publication was very classy and informative. I am looking for a roofing company, so the article on Arry's was helpful. I will call them for an estimate. Thank you.” “What a wonderful paper,” writes Trudi. “I enjoyed reading everything. My favorite article was about Big Cat Rescue. I was there recently and this reminded me that I want to go back again soon. I would like to read about new restaurants in Carrollwood. I went to two just this weekend – one where the old Friday’s was and one next door to that. Thank-you and good luck.” Thank-you Nancy and Trudi for the kind words; and, thank-you to everyone who took the time to write us. We really enjoy hearing what you have to say, and encourage you to continue writing us and letting us

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know how we are doing – we truly appreciate your feedback. Look for upcoming contests in future issues for more chances to win!

Editor Alexis Selby and from our first issue - the man behind the shades - publisher Matt Selby.

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles Directly mailed once a month to 13,000 households in zip codes 33618, 33624 & 33613 220 Safford Ave. S. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (813) 928-6124; Fax: (727) 942-2432 Advertising E-mail: info@neighborhoodnewsfl.com Editorial E-mail: alexis@neighborhoodnewsfl.com © 2013 Carrollwood Neighborhood News is published by M Selby Publications, LLC. Publisher Matt Selby Advertising Sales Hannah Dalegowski Jim O’Reilly Ken Burke Accounting Manager Alexis Selby Marketing & Development Ashley Knoblach Art Director Tony Sica Graphic Artists Dat X. Do

Editor Alexis Selby Correspondents Erin Aldrich Julie Kanehl Lenay Ruhl Marcy Sanford Pamela Sica Katie Thomas Kim Thomas Dara Tucker

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Community Calendar Northside Dolphins Youth Footfall Registration Teamwork, dedication, and pride are just a few words that describe the many lessons learned through youth sports. If you are interested in getting your child involved in a program that teaches lifelong lessons while having fun, the Northside Dolphins would like to invite you to be part of our organization for the upcoming fall season. The Northside Dolphins Youth Football is a Non-profit Organization that provides a supervised program of competitive football and cheerleading by way of volunteers to the youths of

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the Tampa Bay area including, Carrollwood and Northdale. Practice for the fall season begins Monday, July 29th, with the first game taking place on Saturday, August 24. The ten game season runs through November. No prior football or cheerleading experience is necessary. All boys and girls ages 4 to 14 are welcome. The organization consists of 5 Football & Cheerleading squads, Flag – 4 to 6 years, PeeWee – 7 to 8 years, Super Midgets – 9 to 10 years, Midget – 11 to 12 years and Varsity – 13 to 14 years. Once the season starts, Pee Wee through Varsity squads practice every

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 until 8:15 p.m. and games are played on Saturdays, mornings or in the afternoon. Flag Football and Cheerleaders practice every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday night games. All practices are held in Northdale at the Dolphins Sports Complex, 5354 Northdale Blvd. The next open registrations will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at the Northdale Beef O Brady’s,15784 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until Noon at the practice field, 5354 Northdale Blvd. The Dolphin cheerleaders will also be performing at Kid’s Day in Carrollwood Village on Saturday, May 11. Registration costs for the season are $275 for Pee Wee through Varsity squads and $225 for Flag and Mighty Mite. New participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Multi-child discounts are available. All required paperwork can be found at the Northside Dolphins website www.northsidedolphins.com for easier and faster registration or you can complete a packet at registration. Please check the Dolphins website for additional open registration dates.

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James Copeland - Celebration of Retirement Join retiring Chamberlain High School teacher James Copeland on Sunday, May 19 at 7 p.m. as he celebrates 24 years of dedicated teaching. Anyone who sang under Jim Copeland at Chamberlain is invited to attend. The celebration will be hosted by the church, Greg Bowlus-'81, Sue Dunnam Raines-'81, Marty Bearss-'71, and Louise Root Bearss.

A Few Personal Words From Jim Copeland Since this is probably my last Music Worship Service, I would like to have my students from Chamberlain High School in attendance and have them sing “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” with my Forest Hills Choir that night. It was 55 years ago, when I was a 22 year old, fresh out of college, looking for a job as a prospective teacher, when the Principal of Chamberlain High School called to tell me that he had a choral position open. I talked to him that afternoon and began teaching the next day. I stayed at Chamberlain for 24 years. My college choirs had used “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” to close every concert, so I did the same thing. For 24 years, we closed every concert with this work. When I

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left Chamberlain in 1982 to become Supervisor of Secondary Music, I really missed having a choir. Bonnie, my wife, had been an Organist at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church since the early 70’s. The Pastor at Forest Hills asked me to help him out by serving as the Interim Choir Director for a few weeks. I stayed 30 years! I plan to retire from the church in August, 2013. The Celebration will take place at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, located at 709 W. Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa.

10th Annual Kid's Day 2013 at the Village Join local vendors and wonderful businesses across the Tampa Bay Area as they get together to celebrate this year’s summer vacation, as well as family and friends, learning and leisure, and all the fun things to do around Tampa Bay. Kid’s Day provides a great way for local businesses to promote themselves to families in Carrollwood, and allows for families to come see all the great things that this area has to offer. After the wonderful turn-out at last years event, The Village predicts that over 1,500 plus people will attend this year’s extravaganza. Like last year, this event is open to the public and free to all, and visitors enjoy free parking. There will be free games, live entertainment,

stories, dance, crafts, magic, sports, animals, and much more. There will also be selected arts and crafts, as well as plants, food and beverage vendors. It's time to celebrate, and the 10th Annual Kid’s Day will have plenty of activities and adventures just for kids. So bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun! The 10th Annual Kid’s Day 2013 will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carrollwood Village Millennium Garden, located at 4535 West Village Dr. in Tampa. For more information please visit www.CarrollwoodVillage.com, call (813) 842-7066, or email alvaworks@tampabay.rr.com.

Tampa Bay Dancing Club Sponsored by Bachelors and Belles, join the Tampa Bay Dancing Club every Friday night from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Zendah Grotto Hall, located at 4450 W Ohio Ave. in Tampa, for an evening of fun and dancing. Every week approximately 200 guests of all ages join them at their dances around the Tampa Bay Area to dance to the best music of all time. These dances are a great way to meet new friends, and singles and couples are welcome. Zendah Grotto Hall features a large wooden dance floor with

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plenty of room to accommodate guests. Enjoy tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, as well as Latin music, by their world-class DJs and live bands. Admission is a donation of $9.00. For more information please call (813) 504-2158 or email TampaBayDancing@yahoo.com.

Home Run For a Cure 2013 Arthritis Walk On Saturday, May 4 join the Arthritis Foundation as they host their Arthritis 5k and 1 mile walk. As the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event, The Arthritis Walk® raises funds and awareness every year to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability. By holding this event, they aren't just fighting arthritis and helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain; they’re making the impact of arthritis unacceptable and taking a stand, moving together to help prevent and treat this serious and painful disease through research, education and community programs. Participants walk for friends or family members with arthritis, and those with arthritis wear blue hats to signify their action to take control of their condition. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are en-

couraged to bring their dogs at participating events. By joining your 2013 Arthritis Walk®, you become part of Let's Move Together, a nationwide community that encourages people to prevent or treat arthritis through movement. Start moving today for better health! The event will take place at Al Lopez Park, located at 4810 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa at Shelter #315. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. This is a dog-friendly event, so bring your pup for food and drinks, entertainment, kid’s activities, a health fair, and more! You can register online at www.AWTampa.kintera.org. For more information on becoming involved please contact Melissa Hughey at mhughey@arthritis.org or call (813) 968-7000.

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Community News Briefs This Is Why He Runs – A Father’s Promise “Why do I run,” asks father Matt Melnick? “I run because I am inspired by my daughter, who is growing up into a young lady before my very eyes; always refusing to be defined by anything but her glowing spirit and stubborn determination, no matter what anyone else says or does; regardless of what obstacles try to stand in her way, squeezing every last drop of blood, sweat and tears out of each day, to make sure that she lives her life on her terms. That is why I run! Won’t you come with me?” “Nothing can stop me,” Melnick says, “until there is a cure. It’s all I do everyday because it’s all I can do.” To talk with Tampa father of two and Corbett Prep technology teacher Matt Melnick, running is not an option; it is a responsibility. After his thirteen-year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease three years ago, Melnick’s natural instinct as a father was to take control and make everything right for Abby. Frustrated and unable to control the disease, Melnick turned to Team Challenge of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Team

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Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program and a place where Melnick could find strength, purpose, and support in dealing with this his daughter’s condition. Both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases. Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the the digestive tract, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The disease is more commonly found in the colon and ileum, but can affect any area of the digestive tract. Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine (colon). After training by himself and joining the Central Florida team from Orlando, he ran his first half-marathon for CCFA in the Virginia Wine Country. Meeting patients, other parents like himself, family members of patients, and other passionate people committed to the cause, provided energy, motivation and lasting friendships. And through social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the natural bond among these friends affected by these diseases is nurtured all year long. Melnick is now a Mentor in the newly formed Team Challenge Tampa – eight runners and a coach training for

the June 8 marathon in Chicago. Melnick hopes to spread awareness of the opportunities to join Team Challenge Tampa and garner the financial support he needs to run in Chicago and raise vital funds for research. Chicago will be his 5th halfmarathon in three years, at which point he will have raised over $50,000 towards finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Melnick’s relentless effort and commitment to finding a cure for Abby and others who suffer with these debilitating diseases is evidenced by these accomplishments. But Melnick still has work to do. “I am running for my daughter Abby who courageously lives a life full of a spirit that inspires. She may have Crohn's Disease, but it does not have her. I promised her I would run until she is cured, and that is what I am going to do,” says Melnick. The goal for each race is $10,000, and he has less than two months left. Visit www.ThisIsWhyIrun.com for more info or to make a donation. To contact Melnick, email mattymel@mac.com or call (813) 230-4042.

Corbett Prep PreK3 Artists Model the Masters On April 9, PreK3 students sat in the grass outside their classroom at Cor-

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bett Preparatory School of IDS looking out at the water lilies in the pond and painted them on their Monet–inspired canvases. They observed live models dressed as ballerinas and imitated the style of Degas. Lying on their backs under tables, they painted just as Michelangelo did when he created his masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The masterpiece art unit is a PreK3 tradition at Corbett Prep that incorporates the International Baccalaureate theme “How We Express Ourselves through the Arts.” By imitating the diverse styles of master artists, the students learn that there are many forms of art, that thoughts and feelings can be expressed through art, and that personal experience may influence the creation and interpretation of art. “The students learn, for example, Monet was inspired by nature, while Degas was motivated by movement,” says PreK3 teacher Leah Gucciardi. “Students also learn there are different ways to express themselves.” PreK3 teachers Leah Gucciardi, Aimee White, and resident Stephanie More selected a variety of artists from the Renaissance through modern times to provide experiences for the young artists to use many different tools and mediums – oil pastels, paint, markers,

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PreK3 teacher Ms. Gucciardi assists student with the start of a painting...Van Gogh-style. clay, and beads – to create paintings, drawings, sculptures, paper and found– item collages, bean mosaics, and jewelry. Students explored texture and color with Van Gogh’s Starry Night and portrait with da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Covered in their art smocks, they enthusiastically created their own abstract splatter painting – Pollock style – like sculptor Louise.

Carrollwood Cultural Center’s Concert Series Includes The Blues, Comedy, Country and Classic Rock The Carrollwood Cultural Center is getting ready to sing the blues, laugh out loud, get a little bit country, and reminisce about the good ‘ol days this summer with its 2013 Summer Concert Series. Blues and classic R&B singer Beautiful Bobby Blackmon will kick off the series with a concert on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Residing in Central Florida, Blackmon has performed with Buddy Guy at the House of Blues and opened for the legendary BB King in 2010. Next, the Center will welcome three funny ladies in the third annual Girls Night Out Comedy Show on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Headliner Traci Kanaan, “the princess of parodies,” will be joined by featured comedienne Long Island Mary and emcee Robin Savage. “The Girls Night Out Comedy Show was sort of an experiment for us in 2011,” says executive director Paul Berg. “Now, three years later, it is a highly anticipated show that our audience really looks forward to each year.” Following the Girls Night Out Comedy Show, the Center will welcome country singer/songwriter Aaron Parker on Saturday, August 17 at 8 p.m. Parker has captured the undivided attention of the music industry with his highly ener-

getic shows and unmatched stage presence. He has written songs with some of country music’s best songwriters, including Jim McCormick, Jason Matthews and Wade Kirby. Closing out the series on Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m. is a self-described “nouveau garage band,” with a talent for ‘60s and ‘70s pop/rock music. Formed in 2009, The Lint Rollers take pride in not taking themselves too seriously, playing “music that doesn’t stick to your clothes.” All of the events will be held at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. Ticket prices for each event vary between $10 and $18. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, online at CarrollwoodCenter.org, or by calling (813) 269-1310.

Civitan Club Helps Local Family in Need On Saturday, April 20, the North Tampa Civitan Club took part in the annual Tampa Paint Your Heart Out Event and did what they always do each year – paint. The home selected for this event was in the Sulphur Springs Area of Tampa and met all the requirements for this charitable contribution. With club members and friends, the house had a total of 15 eager scrapers and painters and the homeowners who expected them were a little surprised – in a good way – to see 15 ready-to-go-workers on their doorstep bright and early at 8 a.m. All pre-work was done, and with supplies at hand, the “painters” got busy and took positions around the house as not to get in the way of another worker. While the painting was taking place, the owners stayed outside with the painters for a majority of the time, encouraging them and thanking them for all of their work. “The owners were very appreciative, and when we finished the wife gave each of the painters a hug and a personal thank-you,” says Benjamin, member of the Civitan Club. The North Tampa Civitan Club meets the first, third and fifth Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. for a breakfast meeting at the Piccadilly, located at 11810 N Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa. Guests are always welcome. For more information please contact the Civitan Club at (813) 215-0500.

Center to Offer New Photography and Monotype Printmaking Workshops The Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road, will offer new photography and monotype printmaking workshops in May and June. Workshops will be taught by photographer George Wilson and artist Gainor

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Roberts. Wilson’s portfolio includes editorial work for The Springfield Union News, The Associated Press, The Chapel Hill News and The Gold Leaf Farmer. Wilson is the sole proprietor of George Wilson Photography, an Orlando-based business specializing in sports, construction and stock imagery photography. Roberts is a professional artist, instructor and curator for the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center. She is a member of the North Tampa Arts League, Tampa Realist Artists, TESA (The Exhibiting Society of Artists), The Egg Tempera Society and an honorary member of the New England Monotype Guild. In 2007 she was elected to the National League of American Pen Women as an artist member.

ent settings on the digital SLR camera and how to use them to take better photos. Wilson will discuss exposure, aperture, shutter speed, focal length, composition and white balance. Admission: $40 (*$75 for students enrolled in this workshop and Developing Your Creative Photographic Vision)

Workshops led by Wilson and Roberts will include:

Introduction to Digital Infrared Photography for Advanced Students with George Wilson Friday, May 17, 1-5pm In this workshop, students will explore infrared black and white photography using a filter on a tripod-mounted camera. The workshop will focus on the DLSR camera and not point-and-shoot cameras. Wilson will also cover some digital manipulation and post-processing techniques used to sharpen and make improvements to photos. Admission: $40

A Photography Lecture with George Wilson Thursday, May 9 at 6:30pm Wilson will share his portfolio and discuss the art of photography. Admission: Free Foundation in Digital SLR Photography for Beginners with George Wilson Friday, May 10, 9am – noon Students will learn about the differ-

Developing Your Creative Photographic Visions with George Wilson (for all skill levels) Friday, May 10, 2-5pm Students will learn how to identify and capture great photographs. Techniques used in this course can be used by DSLR photographers, the camera phone user, the point and shoot user, etc. Admission: $40 (*$75 for students enrolled in this workshop and Foundation in Digital SLR Photography for Beginners)

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Save Time and Money with Grout Tech By Kim Thomas Before you spend thousands of dollars remodeling and re-tiling your bathroom or kitchen be sure to call Grout Tech for a FREE estimate on cleaning or repairing old dingy tile and grout. Grout Tech can breathe new life into your existing tile work, making everything shine like new at a fraction of the cost. Grout Tech is a family owned business serving Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Grout Tech specializes in cleaning and sealing tile and grout, recoloring grout, re-caulking showers and tubs, and repairing grout and broken tiles. Grout Tech will renew existing grout and tile to its original beauty by cleaning and maintaining the tile and grout lines. John Cole and his wife were ready to re-tile their entire bathroom before calling BJ at Grout Tech. “Our bathroom tile was over 40 years old it was looking grungy and very dull. We called Grout Tech and we are extremely pleased with our results!

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With the help of Grout Tech, even the dirtiest and oldest of floors can be restored and renewed to their original beauty and splendor. We saved so much money by having the grout in our shower resurfaced and the tile cleaned and it looks brand new,” John shares. BJ is happy to set your appointment, come out and give you a free estimate. She stresses, “It is important for me to be respectful of our customers’ time so I will always arrive at the time we set.” In addition to always arriving in a timely manner, BJ says that they can keep their prices low because they are a family owned business and not a franchise. She explains, “What many people don’t understand is that franchises are often forced to charge more for their services because they have to maintain their franchise fees, but not with Grout Tech.” Not

only does Grout Tech keep its rates competitive, but the company will also honor any other quote as long as it is in writing. Because grout is a porous material, trying to remove stains is seemingly impossible. BJ explains, “Color sealing grout lines is one of the many services we offer and it is definitely the most effective way to create a perfect, new look.” Using a step-by-step process, Grout Tech begins by using a cleansing product to remove all bacteria and surface dirt with special machinery. They will then apply a color seal (of your choice). Once the sealer is applied the grout lines will be permanently protected from any stains.

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The color seal also guarantees against cracking, chipping and peeling. Additionally, they will also cosmetically fix or replace chipped or cracked tiles, making your bathroom or kitchen tile like new again. Carla Bartow, a satisfied customer, shares her experience, “When BJ came out to give us a quote, she looked at the job and I could tell immediately that she knew what she was talking about. We had our family room, kitchen and dining room re-grouted. They also re-grouted the tub, shower and base of our toilet in our bathroom. They were fantastic! Not only were they professional and reliable but they also completed the job much faster than we had anticipated.”

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Excellent Service Leads to Referrals Throughout the years, Grout Tech has grown through its many referrals from happy customers. People really appreciate that Grout Tech saves them time and money, but it is the excellent service provided that has really helped this business grow. Doris Strathearn, another Grout Tech success story, said that before calling Grout Tech her bathroom and guest bathroom shower and floor grout had deteriorated over time and the tiles were dull and stained. “The

tile was in good condition but it was stained so we had Grout Tech come out and clean them and they turned out very well.” They were so pleased that they have already referred Grout Tech to neighbors in their community. Grout Tech can also remove and re-caulk around sinks, baseboards, tubs and showers serving to clean up old moldy areas and keep your dry wall free from water damage. From old to new in just one day! To find out more about Grout Tech’s services or for a free estimate call BJ at 727-768-6828.

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Exciting Summer Camps For Carrollwood Kids! By Alexis Selby

Carrollwood Cultural Center Offers Some Exciting Summer Camps The Enchanted Kingdom of the Arts! June 10 – August 16 Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, princes and princesses ruled. Their kingdom was no ordinary kingdom, for it was enchanted. Beautiful tapestries adorned the buildings; musicians filled the air; dancers floated through the streets; and the children’s voices joined together in perfect harmony. The princes and princesses decided to call their land The Enchanted Kingdom of the Arts. One day, the princes and princesses of The Enchanted Kingdom of the Arts decided to share their talents with others. So, every year around the Summer Solstice, the princes and princesses invite children from across the land to join them in their creative fun. All morning activities break from 10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and all afternoon activities will break from 2:20 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Campers should bring a snack for these break periods. Snacks will not be provided. Campers enrolled in morning and afternoon activities will have lunch from noon until 12:30 p.m. and outdoor physical activities (weather permitting) from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Campers are required to bring a lunch. Lunch will not be provided The Carrollwood Cultural Center will be offering many other summer camps, with camps starting June 10.

Rock N Roll Robotics June 17-21 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. How would you like to use LEGOS® to build a lion and then program it to sit up and roar; or

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maybe you’ll just have him lie down and snore. In this camp, you will build animals, planes and even a giant! This camp is for children ages 7 – 11. Because this is a specialty camp, cost is $135 for members and $150 for non-members.

First campers will earn NAUI certification, complete their check-out dives, and then they will travel to the Keys for some of the best diving in the world. Again, parents welcome! For more camp information, visit www.CorbettPrep.com or call Camp Director Marie Massara at (813) 961-3087 for a brochure.

Broadway Bound Camp June 10 – July 26 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Broadway Bound Camp is a six week musical theatre camp, running June 10 thru July 26, concluding with two productions of Honk, Jr. on July 27 at 7 p.m. and July 28 at 2 p.m. Campers must commit to all six weeks of camp and the production dates to participate. Payment can be made week-by-week. This camp is for children ages 6 – 16. Cost for this six week camp is $450 for members and $540 for non-members. The Carrollwood Cultural Center offers many other camps throughout the summer. For more information please contact the Center at (813) 269-1310 or (813) 9228167, or visit their website at www.CarrollwoodCenter.org.

Camp IDS: Where Everyone Has a Great Time! Performing, broadcasting, cooking, canoeing, and painting are just a few of the choices campers have when coming to exciting Camp IDS. Highly-trained teacher-counselors lead teams to provide safe, fun, positive camp experiences that have kids returning year after year! At Corbett Prep’s Camp IDS, campers can try archery or broadcasting in the morning and dabble in painting or French cooking in the afternoon. From musical theatre to matball, Camp IDS offers something for everyone from PreK3-12th grade. Divided into seven weekly sessions from June 17- August 2, Camp IDS offers full-day and half-day camps to appeal to a variety of interests – academics, communications and technol-

ogy, performing arts, visual arts, recreation, sports, and travel. Immerse your child in a new language – French, Spanish, and Chinese in fun activity and culture-based sessions that may involve cooking, dancing, and singing. Other academic camps are offered in math, reading, science, and writing. Choose from a wide variety of communications and technology camps that include broadcasting, Claymation, aerodynamics, Legos® engineering, newspaper, and robotics. For the future Broadway star, Camp IDS offers camps in band, dance, drama, movie production, filmography, musical theatre, and more! Visual Arts camps also offer exciting opportunities to be creative! From painting to earth-friendly sculpting to doll making, Camp IDS has a camp for every artist! Recreation and sports camps abound at Camp IDS! Many campers participate in the traditional soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, flag football, golf, and archery camps and have a ball. For the campers looking for new and exciting options, Camp IDS offers model rocketry, off-campus adventures, outdoor canoeing and fishing, and wilderness excursions as well as martial arts, matball, silly sports, and Warrior games. Thrill seekers can join Adrenaline Camp – one week in July of a roller coaster connoisseur’s dream trip in as many parks in the Eastern United States as campers can experience. Parents are welcome to sign up. Want to be SCUBA certified?

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Summer SCUBA Camp If you are looking for a fun and exciting camp that will keep your child engaged, while teaching them the necessities of SCUBA diving, look no further! At Narcosis SCUBA Center they believe diving is not just an activity – it is a passion! Simply being able to gear up and dive is not what SCUBA is all about. From start to finish their professional PADI certified Master Scuba Diver Trainers will engage campers to ensure there is a full and complete understanding of how diving impacts our bodies, and the environment. At Narcosis Scuba, they understand that not all students learn the same way, which is why they utilize a number of different teaching techniques, including interactive, role-playing, games and oneon-one reviews to ensure each participate is comfortable with the covered material. The SCUBA course cost is $525 per camper. This fee includes- PADI Open Water Diver Manual, PADI Open Water Certification Card, Narcosis Scuba Personalized Training and Log Book, ERDP ml, Pool Session, 4-Open Water Certification Dives (including 2 Gulf Dives) all Rental Gear, Camp T Shirt and ‘Graduation’ BBQ!! ** Students will be required to supply their own SCUBA-quality mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, weights and weight belt. Packages are available at the shop. All student’s receive a 10% lifetime discounts on equipment**

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Camp Sessions are available for campers ages 12-18 only. Campers aged 10-11 can enroll in a special date for their age group. For more details please call Narcosis SCUBA at (727)934-6474. Session Dates A mandatory orientation session is required for campers and their parents from 5-7 pm, the Friday, prior to the start of the session. Session 1 – June 17 – June 21 Session 2 – July 1 – July 5 Session 3 – July 22 – July 26 Session 4 – August 5 – August 9 Session 5 – August 12 – August 16 Full payment for each student must be received 1 week prior to the start of the session. Narcosis SCUBA is located at 926 N. Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs. For more information about their summer camp or to register please call (727)934-6474 or visit www.NarcosisScuba.com.

Summer Learning and Fun at Carrollwood Day School Carrollwood Day School offers a full summer of learning and fun in the camps and enrichment programs offered at both the Early Childhood Campus (ECC) and the Bearss Avenue campus

The camp day is 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $200.00 per week. Before and after camp care is available for $5/hour from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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(grades 1 - 12). CDS Summer Camp at the Early Childhood Campus is a fun-filled, exciting program for children ages 3 through kindergarten. Campers must be at least 3 years old. You may choose from a half day camp, 8:30 a.m. - Noon, for $125 per week or a full day camp, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for $225 per week. We also offer before and after care from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Bearss Avenue campus offers a full day summer camp program for students entering grades 1 - 8. Campers are grouped according to age and grade level and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities. Each week follows a special theme and includes a field trip. Themed weeks include: Crazy Holidays Week, Science Week, Around the World, Water Week, Olympics, Harry Potter, Shark Tank, and more!

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CDS Enrichment Programs offer a variety of programs for your child to choose from! Depending on the program, they are for students entering grades 1st - 12th. Choose from art to athletics to science! You can even combine these programs with our Summer Day Camp for only $100 more.

Summer Full Day Camps CDS Summer Day Camps offer allday themed camps running from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for students entering grades 1 - 8. These camps provide opportunities for children to explore their imaginations and develop skills during the summer weeks. Each week the campers will attend one field trip. These all-day camps are $200 per week. Before and after care is available for a separate fee beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 5:30 p.m. June 3 - June 7: SCHOOL’S OUT! This week, you’ll be able to let your creative juices flow! Campers will make stained glass pictures, create fireworks that jump off the paper, make bracelets/arm bands out of Popsicle

sticks, and tons of other awesome artwork. June 10 - June 14: SCIENCE WEEK Have you ever wondered what makes a bouncy ball bounce? Or have you seen beams of light dance to your favorite song? This week, we’ll make our own bouncy balls, study how light waves react to different sounds, make our own lava lamps, and even find out how to make soda glow in the dark! June 17 - June 21: AROUND THE WORLD This week, we’ll travel across the globe to China, India, Africa, Mexico, and America. We’ll learn about different cultures, go on a scavenger hunt, and even taste some foods from around the world. Don’t forget your passport! June 24 - June 28: CRAZY HOLIDAYS Ready to party? Every day, we’ll celebrate a different holiday – Mad Hatter Day, Ice Cream Day, Mismatch Day, and No Lights Day. At the end of the week, campers will get to come up with their own holiday for the whole camp to celebrate! More camps are available in July and August. For more information, call Lindsey Johnson at (813)9202288 or visit the website at www.CarrollwoodDaySchool.org

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Forward Thinking Initiatives’ Teen Business and Innovation Camps are Back at MOSI By Alexis Selby This year, Forward Thinking Initiatives is setting out to prove that summer camps can be both educational and fun. Partnering with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Forward Thinking Initiatives, is an unique organization that strives to empower teens with the necessary tools and techniques to help them thrive as entrepreneurs, and their proven teaching methods aid in bridging the gap between educational and economical development.

Forward Thinking Initiatives – Empowering Teens for Tomorrow’s Economy Founded in 2004 by Debra Campbell, Forward Thinking Initiatives is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to developing a more competitive emerging workforce by encouraging teens to unlock their inner creativity and develop practical, functional business models and products that have the potential to succeed in the current marketplace. “We tie everything together with the business element,” says Debra. By utilizing their individual strengths, each teen has the opportunity to create something unique, and Forward Thinking Initiatives is here to help your teen find out what they are truly capable of.

Summer Camps This year, Forward Thinking Initiatives is offering four innovative summer camps specifically designed to engage your teen’s creativity and dexterity and children ages 11 – 17 years are invited to partake on this opportunity of a lifetime. This summer, start

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your own business and make some real money before the summer ends. Become entrepreneurs and inventors in these fun-filled, hands-on camps. Each camp module is unique, so young entrepreneurs can sign up for all four.

Toys and Games, Serious Business June 17 – 21 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Teens Learn how to start their own company with lots of help to get their company off the ground right away! They also become consultants to adults in the toy market. 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kids will invent their own games and toys while learning about the toy and game industry.

Hockey, the Business and Science of the Sport June 24 – 28 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Teens will learn all about the physics of hockey, as well as sports management. They will also have the opportunity to create a business plan around a product or service idea. 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Teens will create innovative hockey products. If they take the morning session as well, they will be turning these products into a business. At the end of each camp, teens put on a presentation, which parents are asked to attend. These presentations showcase the hard work that the campers have put in over the past week and allow parents to see what their child has developed. Debra says, “The most rewarding part of what I do is watching the presentations at the end of these camps and seeing the par-

Joerod Collier (middle in black baseball hat), took the camp at 15. Since then he has started Surreal Styles custom sneakers. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Forward Thinking Initiatives and is a frequent guest speaker. ents’ faces – they are always in awe.”

Success Stories The success stories at Forward Thinking Initiatives speak volumes about their results-driven programs and prove that you are never too young to start a plan for your future. Take for example Joerod Collier, who took the camp at the age of 15, and since then has started Surreal Styles custom sneakers, a company which specializes in custom sneakers; using various techniques to produce one-of-a-kind creations for customers or limited quantity editions for those who seek originality off the shelves. In addition to running his successful company, Joerod is also on the Board of Advisors for Forward Thinking Initiatives and is a frequent guest speaker. Another success story is that of Will Perkins, who after starting his first suc-

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cessful web hosting company, is now a serial entrepreneur. Find out what your teen is capable of and let Forward Thinking Initiatives help them to unlock their inner creativity and ingenuity. Teens – take your skills to the next level. I challenge you to take you future in you own hands; you never know what you are capable of until you try! After-care and before-care is also provided at MOSI. Registration for each camp is $250 per each half-day camp. You can register online for the Summer Teen and Business Innovation Camps at www.CampFun.org. For more information please call (813) 760-7860 or email Campbell@ForwardThinkingInitiatives.com. The camps will be held at MOSI, located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.

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2013 Northdale Family Fun Festival and Parade By Alexis Selby At 10:00 a.m. on April 13, a parade kicked off the festivities at the 2013 Northdale Family Fun Festival and Parade, as the Gaither High School marching band lead the way down Mapledale Drive, turning left on Northdale Blvd., before proceeding to Spring Pine Drive then onto the Northdale Park grounds. The Festival, which was entirely free to all, was held at Northdale Park, located at 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa and lasted from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Festival featured free food, free entertainment and free games, and approximately 100 local vendors, ranging from restaurants, to doctors, to children’s athletic programs, and everything in between. A wide variety of food samples were offered by area restaurants and eateries, including area-favorites such as Genghis Grill, and supermarket chains such as Publix. Adults also enjoyed visiting the non-food vendors and learning about new products and services that are available in the area, while children delighted in games, face-painting, and many other activities. One thing

enjoyed by people of all ages was the wonderful railroad displays setup on the outdoor basketball court as well as inside the multi-purpose room. The stage area featured wonderful performances, including live entertainment by local groups throughout the day. The Northdale Family Fun Festival and Parade was hosted by The Northdale Civic Association, in conjunction with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Northdale Park and took place on Saturday April 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33624.

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The Northdale Family Fun Festival boasted a huge turnout, and featured approximately 100 local vendors, including Estrada Injury Law (top left), The Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) (top right), and many other area favorites.

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“Blinds” Continued from page 1 find window coverings for their home or business and are dedicated to providing excellent customer service throughout the design process.” Window coverings set the tone for your room and during your complimentary in-home consultation a Budget Blinds’ professional designer will talk to you about the look you want and the amenities you need. They then show you samples of materials and designs to help you choose window coverings to fit your room, lifestyle, and budget. “After requesting a free consult on-line, we were called almost immediately and set up an appointment,” writes Don and Judi from Palmetto. “The representative (Mike) was very helpful in suggesting colors, and gave us extremely useful information. He was very professional. We were extremely satisfied with the installation. He came on time, took away all our old blinds, and was very neat. We will call again to have other blinds replaced and would highly recommend Budget Blinds.” If you need window coverings, let Budget Blinds help you. They have a huge selection that can be designed to

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fit any size window and many that can be altered to fit non-standard windows. Blinds compliment any room, and Budget Blinds has the largest selection of blinds you’ll find anywhere, including both wood and faux wood blinds – available in many finishes and colors. If you are looking for blinds for a highmoisture area, like a kitchen or bath, faux wood blinds may be your best choice; they give you the richness and look of wood and their durable construction makes them warp resistant and easy-to-clean. Budget Blinds is also a leader in Eco-friendly blinds. They have an exclusive line of woven wood blinds made from natural renewable resources like bamboo, grasses, jutes, reeds, and rattan. Made from 100% North American hardwood, Budget Blinds’ wood shutters are a classy way to cover your windows and their elegance makes them the perfect choice for any style of home. Shutters are available in stained and painted finishes that can be color-matched to your existing trim and give you the choice of one of four louver sizes.

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periment with different window coverings to see how they compliment your existing furniture and see how different materials can change the lighting and mood in your rooms. They will measure your windows to make sure you get the correct fit and a professional installer will install your new window coverings to make sure you have a beautiful view. Elaine says, “Everyone at Budget Blinds of Greater Tampa truly enjoys helping our customers. Our staff really makes the difference and we pride ourselves on just not trying to sell a customer a product but designing a

(above)Jim and Elaine Trotter (right) Design Center Consultants, Derenda Burdette and Tracey Eastman highest levels of energy efficiency and can reduce energy costs by up to 50%.

Beautiful Options for Sliders and Large Windows Budget Blinds carries a full line of beautiful fabric panels that can be attached to a track and easily glide back and forth. They also have a wide variety of vertical blinds in fabric, sheer fabric, vinyl or S-shaped vanes that look like draperies. You can add motorization to many of their products, giving you the ability to raise or lower your blinds or

window covering that will be functional and beautiful and will make their home a reflection of their own style”. Budget Blinds of Greater Tampa is locally owned and operated. Their newest showroom is located at 1208 W. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa, and is open Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, please call (813) 968-5050 or visit www.BudgetBlinds.com/NorthTampa.

shades or open your shutters using a remote or wall switch. These are great options for a garden tub window or other windows that are hard to reach. You can also include timers that you can set to open and close your window coverings while you are away or to open up in the morning to let light in to help you wake up. The designers at Budget Blinds stay up-to-date on the latest technology innovations and will help you sort through all the options and choose the best covering for your windows. With a Budget Blinds designer, you can ex-

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“Hattie’s” Continued from page 1 the area. We each had a Hattie's Nest Egg breakfast sandwich - one with bacon and one with ham. Both excellent! We have never had this kind of sandwich before – with the egg on the outside. Very good bread, also. The fresh squeezed OJ was delicious, as was the house-roasted coffee. And, the Cinnamon Swirl Danish was outstanding – we thought maybe the frosting might have had a slight citrus flavoring to it. The staff was all very friendly, and the restaurant was very clean. We will definitely be back. Breakfast for 2 – including 2 egg sandwiches, 1 coffee, 1 juice and 1 cinnamon roll – was under $13!”

History of Hattie’s Owner Bruce Boore was born into the culinary way of life, coming from a long line of restaurant owners, and got his first job at the age of seven, working in his family’s restaurant – Aunt Hattie’s in St. Pete. Well-known throughout Florida, Aunt Hattie’s was a favorite among both locals and visitors, and by opening Hattie’s this past December, Bruce proudly follows in his family’s footsteps and brings the Hattie’s name back to the Tampa Bay area. Bruce runs

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Bruce showcases his culinary skills with the creation of these delicious sandwiches. The Fourth Friday (left), made with roasted turkey, cream cheese and sprouts, and the Grilled Alaskan (right), with freshly sliced Nova (salmon), avocado, tomato, red onion, and sprouts, and finished off with a layer of cream cheese. the café alongside his wife Martha, and son Jonathan, and as a team, they provide customers with a memorable dining experience – from the uniqueness of their food to the quality and personalization of their service. “We embrace the philosophy of giving our customers great service and great food,” says Jonathan. “We have created a restaurant with a completely unique atmosphere. It is about the whole experience; a personable experience. It’s what people should be expecting.” Adapting the name of the original

Aunt Hattie’s, while still maintaining the philosophies and principles that made it so popular, Hattie’s Café and Beanery puts a modern twist on an old favorite and brings the area something exciting and new. Bruce says, “The philosophy of Hattie’s, we brought from the original Aunt Hattie’s; and that is the philosophy of buying fresh, local produce. Back in the day, everything was fresh and everything was local; it didn’t come any other way. We do the same thing here!” Because of this, when you eat at Hattie’s, you know quality

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and freshness is always a guarantee.

Delicious Fare In addition to a lifetime of experience growing up in the industry, Bruce also has formal culinary training, as a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and showcases his skills by the originality of his hand-crafted menu items – such as his Grilled Alaskan sandwich. Made with freshly sliced Nova (salmon), avocado, tomato, red onion and sprouts and finished off with a layer of cream

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Owner Bruce Boore (R) and his son Jonathan (L). cheese, this sandwich is every bit as amazing as it sounds. The combination of the avocado and cream cheese perfectly complement the flavor of the salmon and pair for a taste that is out of this world. Another great sandwich option is The Fourth Friday – with roasted turkey, cream cheese and sprouts. Tied in perfectly by the addition of spicy cranberry relish before being grilled to a light crisp, this sandwich has a sweet and spicy flavor that is fresh and tasty. If you are in the mood for breakfast I highly recommend you try the Breakfast Club, featuring three eggs grilled onto rye bread, topped with Cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of two different meats – ham, sausage, or bacon. Just make sure you come hungry, because this sandwich ranges in size from 15 to 18 oz (depending on the meat you choose)! Hattie’s also has a selection of fresh salads, including the Ensalada Ranchero – a customer favorite. In this salad, fresh greens are topped with corn salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream and salsa verde, making for a salad that is both filling and delicious. “We have really geared Hattie’s towards the healthy lifestyle,” says Bruce, as he talks about the importance of offering healthy selections, and using all-natural ingredients and buying or-

ganic as frequent as possible. Bruce also realizes that a lot of people are glutenintolerant, and thus recognizes the need for gluten-free options. He says, “We have an extensive selection of gluten-free menu items, and what we don’t bake here we get delivered from a certified gluten-free bakery.” Pastries are another top seller at Hattie’s, and they offer a wide variety of bakery favorites, including brownies, croissants, bagels, muffins, chocolate banana bread, biscuits, assorted cookies, scones, pies, biscotti, and their delicious French Toast Strada. Hattie’s also makes their own fresh-squeezed orange juice, which they squeeze for you right in the restaurant, and sells other healthy items such as oatmeal and honey.

tomers the option of creating their own unique coffee that he will only brew for them. He will roast the coffee beans exactly to your specifications and then will seal up the recipe and keep it safe until you wish to order more. Cheval Health Club has already taken Hattie’s up on this offer and now features their own unique coffee at their clubhouse. Hattie’s also offers catering for any size party, which is perfect for business luncheons and family events. They feature delicious daily specials, including fresh soups and sandwiches, all of which they feature on their website. On her last trip to Hattie’s, diner Nina writes, “Loved it! Atmosphere

was great; service awesome; coffee delicious; food delicious; pastries to die for! I love that they are green, shop local and try to use organic items. Hattie’s is the perfect stop for lunch and coffee!” Hattie’s Café and Beanery is located at 17695 N Dale Mabry Hwy. in Lutz. Their hours are Mon. – Thurs. 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information please call (813) 8982777 or visit their website at www.HattiesBeanery.com. For specials and weekly updates check them out on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HattiesBeanery.

World-Class Coffee As the name implies, Hattie’s Café and Beanery is also a full-service beanery and has some of the best coffee in the Tampa Bay area. And, in addition to specially importing coffee beans from Portland Roasters, a company famously known for their coffee – which features a zero carbon footprint – Hattie’s also roasts their own coffee. “Coffee is a major part of what we do,” says Bruce. “We take a much more artisan approach to our coffee and still do espressos by hand. We also roast our own coffee.” Whether you like your coffee iced, frozen, or hot, or want an espresso, a French press or a decaf, Hattie’s is sure to have exactly what you are looking for. Hattie’s also serves up something that is nearly impossible to find anywhere else in the Tampa Bay Area, if not Florida, and that is their coldbrewed coffee. Brewed with only cold water, as the name implies, cold brew coffee features concentrated, supercharged flavor, and because the coffee bean is never exposed to heat, the bean doesn’t release oil or acid, making it a very low-acidic beverage. Bruce is constantly roasting new coffee creations and even offers cus-

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Carrollwood - Vol. 1, Issue 2, May 2013  

The May edition of the Carrollwood area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.

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