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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 9, Issue 2, February 2013

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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The Business & Dining Guide Directly Mailed To 18,000 Homes In Trinity & Surrounding Areas This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To: Aristida, Champion’s Club, Chelsea Place, Country Place, Ellington Estates North, Ellington Place, Fairway Springs, Fox Hollow, Foxwood, Greenbrook Estates, Heritage Lake, Heritage Springs, Hills Of San José, Hunter’s Ridge, Hunting Creek, Longleaf, Magnolia Estates, Nature’s Hideaway, Oak Ridge, Riverbend, Riverchase, River Crossing, River Oaks, Riverside Estates, Riverside Village, Riverside Villas, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, Southern Oaks, Spring Lake, The Sabals, Thousand Oaks, Timber Greens, Trinity, Trinity East, Trinity Oaks, Trinity West, Veterans Village, Woodbend, Woodgate, Wyndgate & Wyndtree

It’s a G’day to Bring Your Mates to the Outback Steakhouse in Trinity By Julie Kanehl The Outback Steakhouse in Trinity, Florida has been a popular restaurant for local residents since it opened in 2006, and in that time has made itself the ultimate destination for their delicious “Choose Your Cooking Style” steaks, their irresistible Bloomin’ Onion® and their decadent desserts. That’s not to say that they’re

resting on their Aussie laurels, because in the last couple of years our local Outback has been beautifully remodeled and has recently added lunch hours to accommodate the many busy individuals and families that it serves. Right now, Outback is keeping it fresh by offering a new Perfect Pairs menu and on Valentine’s Day weekend, they’ll be offering a special “Valentine’s Meal for Two” that includes an

appetizer, two entrees and a dessert, proving once again that Outback time is always a great time. The Outback Steakhouse in Trinity is conveniently located at the corner of S.R. 54 and Duck Slough Blvd. and is just minutes away from East Lake, New Port Richey, Odessa, Lutz and even Land O’ Lakes. Trinity’s Outback Steakhouse has grown with See “Outback” on page 58.

The Community Dining & Business Guide that your neighbors READ! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Editorial..........................Page 3 News Briefs..........................4-5 Calendar...............................6-7 Family Medical Center.......12-13 Let’s Party........................14-15 Budget Blinds...................18-19 Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing....22-23 Interview Shelly Arkon.....26-27 The Lucky Dill.................30-31 Yeager & Company...........34-35 Sugardarlings...................38-39 Paying It Forward.................42 The Starkey Family............46-47 News Briefs by Diane Galemmo..48-49 Classifieds..............................66

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Adopted Pets Bring a Little More Love to Your Life Thanks to the many volunteers who work in local shelters and who provide fostering in their homes for puppies and kittens, people like me (and maybe you too!) can find beautiful, well-adapted and loving pets to bring home and cherish. If you think that you have room in your home and in your heart to welcome a new family member that will bring a lot of love into your life, then visit the local shelters and/or start doing a little online research. Petfinder.com and Adoptapet.com are two good sites that offer an abundance of information about pet shelters, rescue groups, pet adoption facilities and much more, such as a checklist of questions to help you decide if adoption is right for you and what type of pet will best fit your lifestyle. The Humane Society and SPCA have plenty of healthy, happy pets to bring home and both facilities welcome visitors. Last year, I visited the SPCA Suncoast in Port Richey

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(spcasuncoast.org) and came home with a silky black kitten with green eyes that the whole family has come to adore. The boys dubbed him Honey Badger and somehow the unlikely name fits him perfectly. Nothing bothers him and he fits right in! Our German Shepherd became the best nanny a kitten could want. The great thing about adopting a pet, besides getting a loyal and loving companion, is that for a minimum adoption fee, your new pet is neutered or spayed, is provided all of their shots, and at SPCA Suncoast they are even micro-chipped. When my daughter Katie decided she was ready to adopt a puppy, she searched rescue agencies online and researched the various breeds to find a companion pup that would fit right into her life. She wanted a boy and she wanted to name him Tank. Wouldn’t you know? She found a gorgeous little boy, already named Tank, and decided it was meant to be. Tank was fostered by volunteers with FARR (Florida Re-

triever Rescue), who took him and his siblings in when they were only four weeks old and gave them excellent care and a lot of love. FARR put Katie in touch with a local Tank veterinarian who works with the organization to provide vaccinations and spaying/neutering. At 12 weeks, Tank is brilliant! He sits, shakes, lies down, rolls over, and plays dead dog already. Every time Katie walks him people ask what kind of dog he is and she’ll just say, “A happy one!” Pets are a big responsibility. Before you decide to adopt, make sure that you can make the commitment to keep your pet healthy with regular visits to the veterinarian, that you have the time for them and that your home will accommodate their needs.

Trinity Area Neighborhood News Directly mailed once a month to nearly 18,000 households in zip code 34655. 220 Safford Ave. S. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (727) 943-0551; Fax: (727) 942-2432 Advertising E-mail: info@neighborhoodnewsfl.com Editorial E-mail: editorialdept@neighborhoodnewsfl.com © 2013 Trinity Area Neighborhood News is published by Ads 2 Publications, Inc. Publisher Tim Selby General Manager Jim O’Reilly Editor Kim Thomas Advertising Sales Matt Selby Tim Selby Jim O’Reilly Alexis Selby Ken Burke Billing Manager Doreen Selby

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Medical Center of Trinity Announces New Single-Incision Minimally Invasive Option for Gallbladder Surgery The technology of robotics combined with a single-site incision provides patients with a more comfortable, virtually painless gallbladder procedure. Medical Center of Trinity is proud to announce that it now offers Single-Site Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), using the da Vinci Surgical System. General surgeon Keith Chisholm, MD has performed the first procedure done in Pasco and North Pinellas Counties. Traditionally called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the now minimally invasive robotic procedure combines the technology of the da Vinci System with a single incision through the patient’s belly button. “Unlike traditional robotic surgeries requiring three to five small incisions, this new technology allows for a single incision in the belly button where instruments are placed and

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the diseased gallbladder is removed”, said Keith Chisholm, MD, General Surgeon, who uses the da Vinci surgical system for other surgical procedures. “This single-site incision is approximately one inch long and allows patients the benefits of minimally invasive surgery; typically less bleeding, less pain and a quicker return to activities, with almost no visible scar”. Most people who require gallbladder removal are candidates for the robotic, single-incision surgery. According to the American College of Surgeons, surgery is the recommended treatment for gallbladder pain from gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders. During the surgery, doctors view a magnified, three-dimensional image of the surgical site while sitting at a console next to the patient. The doctor then controls four robotic arms, which extend and enhance his ability to maneuver in smaller spaces. “The magnification and three-di-

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mensional optics of this surgical system along with added dexterity using the special instruments help the physician perform the operation in a safe, efficient manner. Patients are pleased with both the ease of their physical recovery and the fact that they aren’t left with large scars”, said Dr. Chisholm. Prior to the da Vinci single-site cholecystectomy, gallbladder surgery required several incisions underneath the ribcage, at the belly button, which left patients to face longer recoveries and more scars. Incubator for Business Start-Ups Becoming a Reality in Pasco County The Dade City Commissioners showed support for entrepreneurs by approving $50,000 to launch Pasco County’s first business incubator. The incubator will be located in the Dade City Business Center and managed by a team led by the Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. “With the actions last night of the City Commission and approval of the incubator plan by the Pasco EDC Board this morning, the Dade City Incubator project takes a huge step towards reality,” said Jimmy Adcock,

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Regional Manager for Tampa Electric People’s Gas. Adcock is one of several Pasco EDC board members who have been working over the past year to develop the project. Saint Leo University has offered to partner with Pasco EDC and the new business incubator to provide technical assistance to start-ups. Dr. Michael Nastanski, Dean of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University, said, “The incubator completes a long-term objective for the School of Business to deepen our support to the local business community and provide opportunities for our students and faculty to engage in creating new businesses.” The Dade City Business Center is a turnkey location that Pasco EDC will be able to use to help start-up companies or early stage businesses grow, add jobs, and obtain technical assistance. The goal is to support the entrepreneurial community in Dade City and Pasco County and help these start-ups become successful local businesses. John Moors, Executive Director of the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, is excited about the opportunity, commenting that the incubator project “represents a fantastic

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opportunity for Dade City in job creation, promotion of our community as “open for business”, and supporting entrepreneurship.” Moors added, “We look forward to working with our partners in promoting this new growth while maintaining our unique, old Florida sense of community.” Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida. Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County. Progress Energy Art Gallery 6th Annual Poetry Contest April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate Progress Energy Art Gallery is holding its 6th Annual Poetry Contest. Judges to be announced. A First, Second and Third place winner will be chosen, as well as any Honorable Mentions at the judges’ discretion. Cash prizes and Gallery Memberships will be awarded. All winners will receive a signed certificate suitable for framing, and the winning poems will be published on the PEAG website. The First Place winning poem will be

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framed and placed on the Poet’s Wall in the Gallery alongside the prior contests winning poems. GUIDELINES: Entry fee is $3 per poem, or two poems for $5; No limit on number of entries; Poems can be any style but must not exceed 40 lines in length; Poems must be typewritten. (Please do not send your only original); Poems must be typed one per page; Title of the poem must appear at the top of the entry; DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR ENTRIES so judging is completely anonymous; Make sure this entry form has your name and poem titles clearly printed; Entries must be received by: Saturday, April 13th, 2013; Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 p.m.; Send entries and check, or submit in person, to Progress Energy Art Gallery; Entries must include the attached completed and signed entry form. Call the gallery at (727) 8486500 for more information. Forms are online www.nprgallery.com or stop by the gallery to pick up.

“Put On Your Pink Bra” Event Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was recently thanked by the American Cancer Society for their contribution in making this year’s American Cancer Society “Put On Your Pink Bra,” making strides against breast cancer event a huge success. This year’s leadership team included Diane Ricca, Jackie Ruth and Jackie Massey. Together the team raised $2,625. Jackie, Diane and Jackie all participated in the walk. Jackie Ruth and Diane Ricca are both cancer survivors. Ms. Ruth is a one year survivor and Ms. Ricca is a 25

year survivor. In its letter to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point the American Cancer Society emphasized that making strides against breast cancer is one of American Cancer Society’s signature events. Participants come to walk for breast cancer awareness, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and remember those who have been lost, while raising money to fight cancer. In 2012 over $188,000 was raised to fight breast cancer and provide hope for all the people in the communities fighting this disease.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Volunteers Raise $2,625 for the American Cancer Society’s

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Community Calendar Bark at the Beach Sat., Feb. 16, 8–10:30 AM––Presented by Pasco County Parks & Recreation, Bark at the Beach at Robert K. Rees Memorial Park (Green Key Beach, 4835 Green Key Rd., New Port Richey) will give dog owners a great opportunity to bring their 4legged friends to enjoy a morning of play and fun. Free event. Local businesses are invited to participate and share information to inform public about your business. For more information, call 727-942-7439 Medical Center of Trinity Commemorates Heart Month with “Girls’ Night Out Education Series: Heart Attack 101” Feb. 20, 5:30–7:30 PM––Medical Center of Trinity announces that it will commemorate Heart Month with a special “Girls’ Night Out Education Series entitled Heart Attack 101” at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity. Girls’ Night Out will consist of three interactive 20-minute presenta-

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tions to help you be heart savvy: ––STEMI Alert! Are you having a heart attack; what happens next? The presentation will be conducted by Najam Javeed, MD, interventional cardiologist. ––Tour and highlights of Medical Center of Trinity’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab conducted by Sudhir Agarwal, MD, interventional cardiologist and Rami Akel, MD, interventional cardiologist. ––Heart Healthy Recipes, including recipe demonstrations and “sampling” conducted by Peter DiMartino, MD, interventional cardiologist, and Chef Oren Smith and Maggie Giunta, Registered Dietitian. Admission is free. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information call 727-834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com Medical Center of Trinity to Host Seminar: An Orthopedic Approach to Knee Pain Feb. 22, Noon––Medical Center

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of Trinity announces that it will host a seminar entitled “An Orthopedic Approach to Knee Pain” presented by Jennifer Cook, MD, orthopedic surgeon, at noon on February 22, 2013 at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 SR 54 in Trinity. Dr.Cook will discuss the various advances in the treatment of knee pain. Admission is free and a complimentary light lunch will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, call 727-834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com. Free Pasco Extension Seminar Sat., Feb. 23, 10–11 AM––Landscape Design for Right Plant, Right Place and More. At this FREE Pasco Extension Seminar a local Master Gardener will consider the use of hardscapes, water features, landscape lighting and plantings in the home landscape. Installation methods, choosing a designer and selecting a contractor will also be discussed. Seminar will be held at Home Depot, 10017 US 19, Port Richey. Phones: 352-518-0156; 727-847-2411; 813996-2411; 1-800-368-2411 and ask for the Extension office.

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Scramble Golf Tournament Feb. 23, 1 PM––A Golf Tournament to benefit People for Haiti will be at Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Appetizers & Desserts to follow during Silent Auction. Prizes for top net and gross teams as well as longest drive and closest-to-the-pin. Cost is $75 per person/$300 per team. Checks payable to: People for Haiti, 2132 Flameflower Ct. Trinity, FL 34655 Contacts are Jeff Spellman and Alex Desimone: free2bh@verizon.net J. W. Mitchell High – Senior Project Hosts or Guiga Vieira: peopleforhaiti@gmail.com - President PFH. Hole Sponsorship Available! Space is Limited! 22nd Annual Anclote Kids’ Fishing Tounament Sat., Feb. 23––Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department presents the 22nd Annual Anclote Kids’ Fishing Tournament sponsored by V.F.W. Post 10167. Tournament is FREE and takes place at Anclote Gulf Park Pier, 2305 Bailies Bluff Road in Holiday. Registration: 9–10 AM; Fishing times: 10 AM–12 PM. Prizes awarded for Longest Fish and Most Fish Caught in each of the following

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age groups: 5–8, 9–12, 13–16 yr. olds. Children must bring their own fishing gear and be accompanied by an adult. *Some bait will be provided. For more information, call 727-942-7439. Sunshine Christian Homes’ Ladies Auxillary Attic Treasure Sale Fri. & Sat., Feb. 22, 23, 8 AM – 3 PM––Attic Treasure Sale taking place in the Activity Center at the assisted living facility located at 5250 Whippoorwill Drive in Holiday. Of the many items that will be available for sale will be small appliances, jewelry, dishes and glassware, small pieces of furniture including patio chairs. Proceeds from this sale and all events and functions planned by the auxiliary go back to doing something for the residents of Sunshine Christian Homes. For details contact Donna Bradley at the Activity Center at Sunshine Christian Homes at 727-934-8052. Nar-Anon Family Groups Meetings Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. Florida Website: Naranonfl.org, Help Line: 1-888-947-8885 Meetings are as follows: Mondays, 10 AM & 7 PM––Crys-

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tal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave., Palm Harbor. Tuesdays, 6:45 PM––All Saints Church, 1700 Keystone Rd. in Tarpon Springs. Wednesdays, 8 PM––Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd. in New Port Richey. Mondays, 7 PM––Turning Point, 6227 Sheldon Rd. in Tampa. Thursdays, 7 PM––Christ the King Church, 821 So. Dale Mabry (Two Story Bldg. across parking lot, Rm 203) Trinity Oaks Elementary 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Presented by: A Safari of Smiles Children’s Dentistry Sun., Mar. 10––Trinity Oaks Elementary Golf Tournament will be held at Cypress Run Golf Club with a 1 PM - Registration; 2 PM - Shotgun Start, 4-Man Scramble; 6 PM Dinner. Cost is: $100 for individual player or $380 for foursome. Awards Ceremony, Raffle and Silent Auction! Dinner buffet includes dessert and non- alcoholic beverage. Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), tee gifts, goody bags, refreshments provided by McDonald’s of East Lake for

each player. Single players and doubles will be paired up to create a foursome. Enjoy: putting challenge on the practice green; the longest drive contests; closest to the pin challenge; Win $20,000 CASH with a Hole in One* Sponsored by Dr. Anthony P. DiGiammo. Sponsorships for the TOES Golf Tournament are available. Titleist Gift Sponsor: $2000 (4 Golfers & Dinner, Company Name/Logo on Titleist Hat given to each player. Company banner posted at the tournament and at the school’s car loop for the remainder of the year; banquet and program recognition; school marquee recognition!) Tournament Sponsor: $1000 (4 Golfers & Dinner, Company banner posted at the tournament and in the school’s car loop for the remainder of the year; Banquet and Program recognition; school marquee recognition!) Beverage /Appetizer Station Sponsor: $500 (4 Golfers & Dinner; Sign recognition at Beverage/Appetizer Station; School Marquee Recognition; Banquet and Program recognition!) Must provide beverages or appetizers at designated hole for Golfers.

Major Sponsor: $300 (2 Golfers & Dinner; Tee sign with Company name at 1 hole; Program recognition!) Hole Sponsor: $150 (Dinner for two at the event, Tee sign with Company name at 1 hole; Program recognition! Dinner Only $25 per person Method of Payment – Cash or Check payable to TOES PTO Submit to Trinity Oaks Elementary School front office. Call (727) 774-0900 for additional information. *Golf attire is required. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. All participants must be at least 10 years of age. Rules Apply. Fair Wrist Bands for 66th Annual Pasco County Fair Mon. – Sun., Feb. 18 – 24––This year’s 66th annual Pasco County Fair features midway wristband specials each of the seven days of the fair, Feb. 18 through Feb. 24. Fairgoers can purchase wristbands to ride all the rides on the midway an unlimited number of times each day. A different wristband is needed for each day. The wristband price does not include gate admission. Wristband is $18 each day, Mon. – Thurs., and $22 Fri. – Sun. See “Calendar” on page 60.

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Family Medical Centers – Comprehensive Health Care for the Whole Family By Katie Thomas Family Medical Center is a primary care practice with two locations in Pasco County that focuses on professional comprehensive care and compassionate customer service – one office is in Trinity and one is located on US 19 in Port Richey. Family Medical Center provides quality family healthcare for patients of all ages and backgrounds, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Specializing in the treatment of auto accident related injuries, traditional family practice, sports physicals, work-related physicals, DOT exams and drug/blood screenings; Family Medical Centers treat each patient with highly attentive, individualized care. A traditional family practice with an emphasis on physical therapy, Family Medical Center meets the needs of patients with comprehensive healthcare, affordability and empathy. "We have a friendly, courteous, bilingual staff and we are dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients," says Dr. Greenfield, who has been seeing patients at his Port Richey location since

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1997. At Family Medical Center, Dr. Greenfield and his staff believe that customer service is key to a successful medical practice and they Dr. Adam Greenfield, take pride in their holistic ap- of Family Medical Centers proach to getting patients well and not over-prescribing medicine. Dr. Greenfield received his undergraduate degree in 1991 from University of South Florida in Tampa and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tampa’s Nova Southeastern University in 1996. He then completed his internship (1997) and residency in family medicine (1999) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. His certifications include: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR; American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Jan. 2000, recertification 2009; Board Certified in Worker’s Compensation; Diplomat of American Acad-

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emy of Pain Management, Feb. 2002; Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Greenfield has hospital privileges at Regional Medical Center - Bayonet Point, Morton Plant Northbay and Medical Center of Trinity. He also sees patients at many Nursing Homes in the area. Family Health Care At Family Medical Centers, you will receive full care for all members of your family and rest assured that they will be treated completely. Dr. Greenfield has established himself as a caring, competent health care professional for families throughout the Pasco County area. His goal to make sure he informs patients thoroughly about their health and managing their treatment with full-on attention, Dr. Greenfield’s work in family medicine is all encompassing. Family practitioners help patients with a variety of health issues – upon examination of patients; Dr. Greenfield takes the best route to help his patients reach their total health and wellness goals. As a D.O Dr. Greenfield brings extensive “whole wellness”

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knowledge to his patients. Family Medical Centers website states, “D.O.'s practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole. Osteopathic Physicians focus on preventive healthcare. D.O.'s receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system – your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that make up two-thirds of its body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of the ways that an injury or illness in one part of your body can affect another. It gives D.O.'s a therapeutic and diagnostic advantage over those who do not receive additional specialized training. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated in the training and practices by Osteopathic Physicians. OMT allows physicians to use their hands to diagnose injury and illness and to encourage your body's natural tendency toward good health. By combining all other medical proce-

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dures with OMT, D.O.’s offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.” Help for Auto Accidents, Workman’s Compensation & Slip-andFall: If you've been in an auto accident or suffered an injury on the job and are receiving workman's compensation, why not talk to a doctor you can trust? Dr. Greenfield and staff members at Family Medical Center are professionals you can rely on to give you the treatment necessary to get you back in the swing of things. Dr. Greenfield and his staff specialize in helping those who have been injured in auto accidents or who have a workman's compensation claim from work-related injuries, as well as those who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents. Now offering physical therapy and massage therapy, Family Medical Center concentrates on helping folks get their lives back to normal after the chaos caused by injury. Sports Injuries: Sports Injuries are common and can put a damper on your training methods. The Osteopathic treatment you’ll receive at Family Medical Cen-

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ters will have you back in the game in no time. Whether you are a seasonal athlete, year round trainer or just a weekend warrior, Dr. Greenfield’s medical center will treat your sports injury with traditional and homeopathic techniques to maximize your wellness outcomes. Through treatment techniques such as massage, soft tissue techniques, Osteopathic Manipulations, and Physical Therapy, the doctor and staff help manage your pain. Medical Weight Loss & Spa Services: Dr. Greenfield has helped many patients in the area with a wide array of health concerns including weight loss. He says that his weight loss program patients have achieved tremendous results and many have lost 90-100 pounds, with an average loss of five pounds every two weeks. Each patient in the program has an EKG and blood work prior to starting the physician-managed program, which includes medications and a healthy diet and exercise plan. Spa services including chemical peels, facials and waxing are available by appointment.

Holistic Healing: Family Medical Centers has recently welcomed two new team members, Massage Therapist Pam Plante (MA39672) and Physical Therapist Tom Saxon. Pam received her massage therapy license in 2003 from the School of Humanities in Pinellas Park. She specializes in Swedish “relaxation” massage, deep tissue, cranial sacral “alignment of vertebrae,” stretching techniques and muscle strengthening. Pam says, “The real accomplishment from my work comes from hearing a patient say that I have really helped them feel better. I find satisfaction in growing and learning with each patient.” Tom has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 15 years. Tom’s experience is exponential and he has helped many patients through rehab, physical therapy and fitness treatments. Saxon Rehab Management is located inside Family Medical Centers and is continuously growing. Coming in April, Tom will be starting an outpatient rehab clinic that focuses on helping patients get the prime services to heal their bodies. Saxon Physical Therapy will be utilizing therapy and fitness techniques for a whole body healing and will be affiliated with Silver Sneakers.

Massage Therapist Pam Plante

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Dr. Greenfield is proud to welcome the two new team members to Family Medical Centers and trusts in their professional care with patients. The holistic approach taken at Family Medical Centers can help you remain healthy. Family Medical Center accepts all major insurances, along with a long list of others, and self-pay patients. Family Medical Centers are located at: 10806 US 19, Suite 102A, in Port Richey, call 727-861-7043; and at 2208 Duck Slough Boulevard in Trinity, 727-375-5885. Port Richey office hours, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Trinity office hours, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For additional information, visit FamilyMedicalCenters.net.

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By Julie Kanehl If you’re like me, you love throwing a good party, and nothing makes a party more festive than the right kind of décor. Let’s Party is a full-service party supply store that just opened in Trinity, at the corner of Duck Slough Boulevard and S.R. 54 between Crispers and Smoothie King in the Trinity Village Center Plaza. Let’s Party is owned by Jeanie Martinez and Tonia Barton, both of whom left their jobs in the corporate world to follow their dream of creating a fun and unique party store in our community. Martinez and Barton are extremely excited about their new store, and their excitement spreads to their customers, who are happy that there is now a full-service party store nearby. Let’s Party has everything you need for your next celebration, event,

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party or get-together, from plates and cups to centerpieces and life size standees. Looking for balloons? With over 250 foil or Mylar balloons to choose from, Let’s Party is ideal for making your next event a huge success. Plan Any Kind of Party at Let’s Party The doors to Let’s Party officially opened on December 8th and they recently held an exciting Grand Opening on January 12th, complete with music, clowns, costumes, cotton candy and face painting for the kids! I was on hand to see the store that day to do some shopping and to meet the owners! I also had the chance to meet Zippy the Zebra, the store mascot, who was on hand to greet the masses! Wildly decorated in bold colors and zebra stripes, the ambiance makes shopping for party supplies at Let’s

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Party a lot of fun! The first thing I noticed when I came in was the amount of character or licensed merchandise on sale. Character-themed products run the gamut from Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell to Jake and the Never- Miss Sparkles the clown welcomed guests at the Grand Opening of Let’s Party held January 12th0 land Pirates, Angry Birds and the Hobbit. If you are planning a baby They even have Florida Gator and shower, I can speak from experience Florida State Seminole products! Want that creative, quality baby shower to have a Star Wars themed party? themed party goods can be hard to They have a Darth Vader piñata! The come by. Every Mom-To-Be knows possibilities for character-themed parthat their baby will be completely ties are endless at Let’s Party! Does unique, so why should their shower be your tween love Justin Bieber? They distinctively different? Let’s Party has sell a cardboard cutout of him, so an impressive array of baby shower maybe he can’t make the party in persupplies to choose from including banson, but she and the girls will giggle ners and signs, centerpieces, confetti, like crazy when he’s in the picture! favors and even party games in a vari-

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ety of coordinating themes that the mom-to-be probably hasn’t seen before. There are aisles of amazing products to choose from that are just perfect for any occasion, whether you’re preparing for a bachelorette party, hosting a casino night for your friends, or simply decorating the house for the next great holiday. In fact, Let’s Party has everything you need for St. Patrick’s Day, which is right around the corner! Spring is already in the air outside, so it’s no surprise that spring is hopping right into Let’s Party. Spring is a great time to plan a party – from Easter parades to graduation parties. Summer will be next, so when you go to plan your luau, your Cinco

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de Mayo bash, or your next big pool party, Let’s Party will be ready! If your favorite part of the party is the cake, why not decorate it yourself? Let’s Party has an entire section of Wilton cake decorating supplies, complete with cupcake wrappers in fun themes, cake molds, cupcake stands, icing bags, decorating tips and icing in every color of the rainbow. Speaking of cake, no cake is complete without candles, and that’s why Let’s Party has a remarkable selection to choose from, from the traditional to the outrageous. Let’s Party Services Let’s Party offers a unique concierge service to its customers that they call “Safari Bags,” named after Let’s

Party’s wild animal theme. The staff at Let’s Party will do the shopping for you, put everything you need for your party into one of their “Safari Bags,” and have it ready and waiting for you when you come! It’s like an instant party in a bag! All you do is call them up and let them know what kind of theme you would like your party to be, explain the kind of supplies you are interested in, tell them how many guests you are planning on, and the experts will do the rest! One of Let’s Party’s most popular services is their balloon center. They have latex balloons in every color imaginable and over 250 foil balloons to choose from. Have you ever seen an “air walker” balloon? It’s like an inflatable pal – the kids absolutely love them! They have bubble balloons, life size balloons, and balloons for every occasion. At Let’s Party, they make party planning easy, and that includes balloons. Customers can call them up, explain how many balloons they’d like, what color and theme, pre-pay over

the phone and when it’s time for your party, the balloons will be ready and waiting. Let’s Party also offers a loyalty program for their customers! When you sign up, you’ll receive a $5 Off coupon good for anything in the store $5 or more, and from there you’ll earn a point for every dollar you spend at Let’s Party. When you reach 200 points they automatically reward you with $20 off your next purchase! How cool is that? The staff at Let’s Party is friendly, the store has a lot of really unique products and best of all, it is affordable. The next time you go to plan a gathering, birthday party, event or extravaganza, turn to Let’s Party, right here in Trinity for all of your party supplies. Let’s Party is located at 10720 State Road 54, Suite 109 in Trinity. They are open Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m.– 7 p.m. and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sun. To order a Safari Bag or to preorder balloons, call the store at (727) 807-6095. For more information, visit www.letspartyfl.com, and don’t forget to visit their page (letspartyfl) on Facebook.com.

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Budget Blinds – The Best in Custom Blinds and Window Coverings By Marcy Sanford In the past 18 years, the design experts at Budget Blinds have enhanced more than 10,000 windows in the Tampa Bay Area with beautiful window coverings. 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 February and a Grand Opening of their new location at 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 company in North America. We are able to offer the highest-quality products, backed up by a warranty with styles to fit any window and any budget. Our design consultants and home installation experts are

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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 Design Center Consultants, very helpful in Jim and Elaine Trotter Derenda Burdette suggesting & Tracey Eastman committed to helping our clients colors, and find window coverings for their gave us exhome or business and are dedicated to tremely useful information. He was providing excellent customer service very professional. We were extremely throughout the design process.” satisfied with the installation. He came Window coverings set the tone on time, took away all our old blinds, for your room and during your comand was very neat. We will call again to plimentary in-home consultation a have other blinds replaced and would Budget Blinds’ professional designer highly recommend Budget Blinds.” will talk to you about the look you If you need window coverings, let want and the amenities you need. Budget Blinds help you. They have a They then show you samples of matehuge selection that can be designed to rials and designs to help you choose fit any size window and many that can window coverings to fit your room, be altered to fit non-standard winlifestyle, and budget. “After requesting

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dows. 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 colormatched to your existing trim and give you the choice of one of four louver sizes.

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Budget Blinds has shutters in all colors and sizes, to perfectly match your existing trim and windows. Budget Blinds Has Thousands of Fabrics in the Latest Colors, Textures, and Prints Draperies can change the way a room looks. Whether you want dramatic, elaborate designs and fabric, or simple, elegant styles, they can create beautiful valances that will add height and visual interest to your room. The expert designers at Budget Blinds know how to create any look, and stay up-to-date on the latest design trends, so whatever your style, they’ve got your windows covered. Budget Blinds also has rods, rings and finials in every imaginable style and material; to pull

your look together, and your draperies back. Control Light and Privacy in Your House The Signature Illusions Transitional Shades and the TriLight Shades are elegant additions to any room, and feature unique designs that allow you to adjust the amount of light you want coming into a room or the privacy you desire. Prominence Shades come in a variety of rich and vibrant colors, and with their oversized pleats, are a great option for medium and large-scale windows.

Designer Looks for Unusually Shaped Windows In addition to options for regularly shaped windows, Budget Blinds has many designer looks for unusually shaped windows, such as Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades and Faux Iron. As an added bonus, the honeycomb shades have one of the industry’s 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 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 experiment 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 enjoys helping our customers. We enjoy personalizing items for them and helping them to find designs that reflect their personal style.” Budget Blinds 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 by appointment only. For more information or to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, please call (813) 9685050 or visit their website www.budgetblinds.com/NorthTampa/.

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Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing Owned & Operated by a Master Plumber and Craftsmen By Katie Thomas The kitchen is sometimes referred to as the heart of the home. A warm, comfortable place to gather with friends and family, our kitchens are the centers of our homes, many times quite literally in the center! With an open floor plan, your kitchen is visible from every vantage point, so it makes sense that it should be both functional and beautiful. A remodeled kitchen is not only aesthetically pleasing; it also makes your home feel complete and inviting. If you are looking to add to the comfort of your own home, enhance your house before you put it on the market to sell, or you’re in need of plumbing or cabinetry repairs, Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing, Inc. is ready to help you with your every plumbing and cabinetry need. Owner and operator, Master Plumber and fine craftsman Zoltan Kovacs’ services range from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to complete

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plumbing repairs performed with accuracy, integrity and masterful skills. Zoltan explains that in order to become a Master Plumber you must have a minimum of eight years’ experience in the field, with four of them in a supervisory position before you can apply to take the test. Then, over two days, you must pass a 19-hour test. One day of testing is on business and accounting, and the other day is on the plumbing trade. In addition to being a Master Plumber, Zoltan is a licensed cabinet contractor, and can completely remodel kitchens and bathrooms. Whether you need tile work, plumbing, cabinetry craftsmanship or a complete remodeling – Zoltan Kovacs has the expertise to get the job done the right way. Born and raised in Hungary, where he attended trade school for three years to become a plumber, he moved to New York in 1986 and worked in plumbing until 1992, when he moved to Florida where Zoltan

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worked for local construction and plumbing companies before he opened his own family owned and operated company in 1999. Although Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodeling, he also is very adept at repairing leaks in water lines, and leaks both above and below ground can quickly be detected and repaired. The company also repairs and replaces gas and electric hot water heaters, as well as installing, repairing and replacing garbage disposals, air conditioning condensation lines and more. Most times Zoltan can quickly assess what your plumbing problem may be. He is uses efficient and up to date plumbing

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equipment to diagnose problems. Sometimes, it is maintaining something simple that will prevent major problems. The number one cause of floods in residential homes is due to the wear and tear on washing machine hoses; reverse osmosis filter systems with colored plastic tubes are not as durable as stainless steel braided hoses and become brittle over time. Simple things that are cheap to repair or replace can save you hundreds of dollars, or even thousands, if a flood were to occur. Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing offers free estimates, which allows the company to assess the problem and complete any repairs in a timely fashion. Zoltan says, “Each job is unique

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For a beautiful, functional kitchen or bathroom call the Master Plumber and crafstman, Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing and we work with the budget each client has in order to get the best possible results. We are clean, neat, professional and the job we are hired for will be finished in a prompt manner.” Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing is a small company, which allows Zoltan to meet clients and serve them on a personalized level with individual attention. He is present at each job and does most of the work himself – a rare find in a plumbing company. Zoltan says, “I perform installations and oversee entire projects my company works on.” Adeline Leland had Zoltan Kovacs

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Plumbing install a water purifier, water softener, water heater, repair toilets and replace showerheads in her house. Adeline says, “I couldn’t ask for a more honest, dependable, cleaner, and more masterful of a tradesman than Zoltan. He’s always trustworthy, and the men that work with him are also learned craftsmen. Before we had the water purifier and softener installed, we had junk all in our lines that he was able to take care of. I hand out his cards left and right.” Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing takes pride in being known as professionals

who do their work with the utmost standards. Zoltan receives the most joy out of finishing a complete kitchen/bathroom remodeling, tile installation and cabinetry renewal. “It’s a unique combination to be a plumber and a cabinet maker,” says Zoltan. “Seeing a complete remodel is especially rewarding for me, but it’s important to me that everything is high quality, and clean. Sometimes the room is even cleaner after I’ve been working in it than it was before I got there. I believe in customer satisfaction and take pride in my projects. I could never grow into a huge company, because I want to know everything is done correctly.” Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing has standard one-year warranties on all work, but Zoltan also goes above and beyond those warranties by keeping personal relationships with clients for years. Zoltan utilizes local cabinetry and product companies for building materials and supplies. His sources are reliable and his ongoing relationship with his outsourced companies allow him to supply great products for his clients. With repeat customers and many referred customers, you can rest assured that Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing performs the best services available. Outstanding kitchen and bathroom remodeling, ex-

cellent plumbing services and clean workmanship prove that Zoltan Kovacs truly is a master at his profession. If you have a plumbing or cabinetry need, call Zoltan Kovacs Plumbing at (727) 418-0132 to get a free estimate, and see the difference a master can make in your house. You can also contact Zoltan by e-mail at zkovacs1@verizon.net and visit www.zoltankovacsplumbing.com to view the website. Zoltan’s family owned and operated business is run out of his East Lake area residence, and he serves the greater Tampa Bay area.

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An Interview With Author Shelly Arkon When she was nine, Shelly Arkon's mother advised her not to write a novel because no one would publish it…but she wrote it anyway. Shelly Arkon has never stopped writing since she wrote that first novel as a child. In spite of more family drama than most of us could handle— as the mother of five daughters, drama is unavoidable––she's been writing most of her life. She says most of these stories, written in longhand in spiral notebooks, have been about vampires. She now lives in New Port Richey with her husband and two dogs. She’s also a member of Florida Writer’s Association and Writer’s of Mass Distraction. Currently, she’s working on a book series. It’s about two grandmothers, one a New Age hippie, and the other, a Southern Baptist, their grandbaby, their grown children who are pill heads, their extended dysfunctional family, and a dangerous drug dealer. The two grandmothers find themselves in a dangerous pursuit to save their grandbaby while finding an

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unlikely friendship between them. Interview Why do you write? There is a constant chatter going on in my head all day. Ideas and dialogue come quickly where I have to write them down. If I don’t, I may miss an opportunity to get it down the way I heard it the first time. Even characters get perturbed when you don’t relay their information correctly. They want their stories told in the right way. Not to mention, all of my characters bug me until I do-I have a tendency to work on multiple projects at a time. Can you explain the trials and tribulations of writing your first novel or writing in general? There’s a ga-zillion of those. My first set of trials and tribulations began in the first grade when teachers stuck me in a slow class because I couldn’t grasp reading and writing like the other kids in my class did. One afternoon, one of teachers handed me a stool, an eraser, and a piece of chalk. I was to write, say each

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letter, and my name over and over. First grade through the third were the most tedious years of my life. But I’m thankful to all my Shelly Arkon teachers for their patience and persistence. By the fourth grade, I was further ahead than most my classmates in reading and writing along with my big love for both. Once I took off in reading and writing, I read everything I could get my hands on. And I had an affinity for diaries, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, and daydreaming. My imagination ran wild with stories and poems. I wrote non-stop as a child and teen. Unfortunately, there were people and even myself who discouraged me from writing. Many times I heard ‘no one would publish you’ or ‘there’s nothing special about what you write’ or ‘so-n-so writes way better stuff than

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you do.’ Negative self-voices are the worst. So you have to find your positive self-voice to talk you out of the bad conditioning. This is something I’m always working on. Not only do people and yourself get in the way of writing, but so does life. Marriages. Children. Divorce. College. Work. Mundane chores. Traumatic life events. These can really put a damper on one’s ability to sit in a chair and write out your characters’ problems when you have your own.

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In 1998, I sat down one evening and wrote the first chapter to Secondhand Shoes. My thoughts were I would be able to finish it within a year, but I found myself suddenly a single mother of five. So I tucked it in a folder and stuck it in my closet. For years, I made notes and wrote dialogue for it and tucked it away. Several years later, and down to two children in the household, I plunked myself back into a chair and wrote. I wrote it four times over. The first version, I hated and couldn’t relate to it at all. It was like reading a Monday night movie on Lifetime for Women. The second version, the protagonist was a real whiner. When I finally finished the third version, I could finally see the forest through the trees, and the fourth version of Secondhand Shoes was born. Somewhere between the first and second version, in 2008, I became a member of the Florida Writer’s Association. Every second and fourth Monday evening, we meet at the Barnes and Nobles in Carrollwood. There, we edit and critique each other. The girls and one guy in the group are my checks and balances as I am theirs. Once I got the okay from my

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group members that it was ready, it was onto the next stage in the writing experience. Finding an editor. Well, I had the gem of all editors. Kaye Coppersmith. She was a longtime member of Florida Writer’s Association and halfway through my manuscript when she passed. That was this past April. At the time, I felt like God and the Universe had stolen her from me. And the negative voices ate at me again. But I rose above it, wiped my tears, and went forward. It wasn’t easy finding an editor who could keep my writing voice. So many editors out there try to change everything so much so they lose the characteristics of your characters and their voice. I also found a lot of people labeling themselves as editors, only to find out they didn’t know much about the profession. And how did you publish? I ended up going Indie (self-published). Yes. I did try the traditional route but after sending the requested manuscript to agents and publishers, most times I didn’t even get a rejection. Not getting a response bothered me more than not receiving one. It would have been nice to at least hear they didn’t think my novel was mar-

ketable. To this day, I haven’t heard back from one agent who requested my manuscript ‘as is’ in 2010. Getting published isn’t as easy as one thinks. No one writes a novel and becomes instantly published. Let me tell you, self-publishing isn’t easy, either. Since I’m not a computer geek by any means, I thought many times I would throw my computer into the street over formatting. My eyes thought they were going to fail me over the many times I proofread. Right now, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with the marketing part. Indies are a one man or woman show wearing many hats while maintaining their day jobs. Also, being self-published takes the cost of making a book out of your pocket. Nothing is free. One has to hire a cover artist, an editor, and someone who can format for an ebook. It all takes time and a lot of dedication. Right now, my novel, Secondhand Shoes, is on Amazon, in paperback only for now. It should be available for Kindle by the end of the month and available through other venues within a couple of months.

A Sneak Look at Secondhand Shoes The shoes didn’t fit. It was an omen. Eighteen-year-old psychicmedium-germ-a-phobe Lila should have listened to her ghostly Gram’s advice the morning of her wedding, “Take off that dress and those shoes. And run.” En route to the honeymoon, she decides to listen after too many disagreements with her groom. It doesn’t pay to go along to make everyone happy. Still in her wedding dress and shoes, she escapes out a diner’s bathroom window into the Florida woods despite her fear of snakes and germs with her dead Gram’s direction. So she begins a journey of finding her inner strength, putting her on a deadly run from her psychotic groom and his deranged friends. Will she ever get past her fear of germs and snakes? Will she survive her honeymoon? If anyone would like an autographed copy of Secondhand Shoes, they can find Shelly Arkon at: shellysnovicewritings.blogspot.com and secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com.

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The Lucky Dill Hosts “The Biggest St. Patty’s Day Bash in the Bay” By Julie Kanehl The Lucky Dill is known for doing it big, from the size of their sandwiches to their bakery’s dessert menu, and this year they are having what could be the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration that Palm Harbor has ever seen. Located on US Hwy 19 between Tampa Rd. and Nebraska Rd. the Lucky Dill’s weeklong St. Patty’s Day celebration will kick off on March 10th and continue all week long, ending with their biggest bash yet on Saturday and Sunday. This means that Lucky Dill customers will be able to take part in a party so big it had to have been born in the Big Apple. Lucky for us, we won’t have to go to NYC, or Ireland for that matter, to get the real deal, authentic taste that so many of us look forward to. If you get excited about green lager, bagpipes, leprechauns, pretty girls step dancing and 20 thousand pounds of perfectly cooked corned beef and cabbage, then you will want to come to their big St. Patty’s Day bash!

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The Lucky Dill has the entire family in mind for their weeklong celebration, and they will have something for everyone (it will most likely be delicious and green, but there’s definitely something for everyone). Perhaps you had the opportunity to come to The Lucky Dill’s St. Patty’s Day party last year, I mean, everyone was there! Even Kirstie Alley made an appearance! This year, they are promising to make their celebration even bigger, complete with the chance to really get lucky by winning prizes such as gift certificates, bar tabs and even an iPad! The Irish Feast! No holiday is complete without great food, and without even a hint of fanfare, The Lucky Dill would have everyone else beat with its menu alone. In addition to the regular menu (can we call this menu regular? Read: Stupendous), they will be preparing 20,000 pounds of corned beef and cabbage to prepare for their Irish feast, and then top it all off by offering their guests free slices of

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their specialty Irish Cream Cheesecake for dessert. The Lucky Dill’s St. Patty’s Day Menu starts with their Hot Corned Beef Sandwich piled high on Rye, I mean after all, it is the sandwich that put them on the map! If you like your Corned Beef Sandwich with “Kraut & Swiss,” served on grilled Rye and served with Russian dressing, then you’re going to want to order The Reuben. Don’t be surprised, however, if you get caught up in the spirit and want something even more traditional to Ireland! The Lucky Dill will also be serving Guinness Black Peppercorn Beef Stew, which is a hearty portion of tender beef that has been braised in Guinness Ale along with onions, baby carrots and potatoes until perfection.

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Another popular Irish offering is Shepherds Pie. What is Shepherd’s Pie? It’s lean ground beef baked with carrots, celery, petite green peas and gravy, and then topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Sign me up! Even the kids will be a part of the fun at the Lucky Dill, for the kids will have a green menu of their own to choose from, and if they’re lucky,

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they may get something for dessert as well! The Irish Drink! Yes, there will be amazing food, incredibly talented entertainment, free cheesecake, face painting and giveaways, but what’s St. Patty’s Day without a good Irish drink? The St. Patty’s Day menu offers some amazing drinks that could only come from The Lucky Dill’s Famous NYC Bar. There will definitely be tons of green beer, drafts like Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s and more, and an entire selection of bottled beer to choose from. But you might be interested in a few of their specials, one of which is The “Irish Breakfast” (good at any time of the day) and it mixes Bushmills, Butterscotch Schnapps and orange juice. The “Irish Gold” is a drink made of Jameson, Peach Schnapps, Ginger Ale and orange juice, yum! The “Irish Gimlet” is another popular drink, and it is made with Jameson Irish Whisky, Blue Curacao and a touch of lime. These are just a few of the specialty drinks offered on the menu this St. Patrick’s Day. Did I say beer truck? Yes! On Saturday and Sunday, the bash will

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hit heights it’s never reached before, and Lucky Dill will blow out the party with a giant tent, a beer truck, live music, dancing and giveaways. The Don’t Call it The Lucky Dill for Nothin’! They’ve got the food and they’ve got Eat at The Lucky Dill and you will have more than enough! The entrees are generous and the drink, so you delicious, sandwiches are piled sky-high and the Bakery is fantastic! know they’re bringing the entertainMake Your Next Event the LuckiLocated at 33180 US Hwy ment! Whether you’re bringing the est Yet! 19 N in Palm Harbor, The Lucky kids in the daytime for balloons and Did you know that The Lucky face painting, or dancing the Irish Jig Dill is open daily from 7 a.m. – Dill is a full-service catering service? into the night to the sound of bag10 p.m., and their NYC Bar is Now The Lucky Dill is the perfect pipes and surrounded by “Galway open 11 a.m. – Late. The St. choice for your next business event, Girls,” you’ll be counting your lucky Patty’s Day festivities begin Suncorporate luncheon or big party! stars that you came to the Lucky Dill day, March 20th, and the Big Want to have a party at the Dill? You for St. Patty’s Day (especially if you Bash will be Saturday the 16th can! The Lucky Dill is the perfect win an iPad!). and Sunday the 17th. For more place to have your next party or You don’t even need to worry event! Their Tribeca Lounge seats up information, call (727) 789about what to wear because The 5574, visit their website at to 60 people and can be rented out Lucky Dill is selling their St. Patty’s www.LuckyDillDeli.com or visit for private parties, business events, Day themed t-shirts for between them on Facebook. rehearsal dinners, birthday parties or $12-$20, ensuring that you can just even small weddings. relax, eat, drink and be lucky!

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Yeager & Company Offers Flooring and Full Service Remodeling By Dara Tucker Receiving superior quality craftsmanship in your home can add value to your house and pride in your investment. Finding a trustworthy company to do the work can feel overwhelming, but with Yeager & Company Flooring, it doesn’t have to be. In addition to flooring, the company is a state licensed general contractor and has both a licensed electrician and a plumber working with the company. They can take care of almost every need you have for remodeling your house, including painting. In all my years as a homeowner I have never been more pleased with a company’s service and end product in my house as I have been with the work completed by Yeager Flooring. Nearly 70 years ago Pearson Yeager, Sr. opened the first Yeager & Company on March 13th, 1944 in Philadelphia, beginning a family business and a tradition of integrity that has been passed on through three generations. James “Jim” Yeager runs the

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company with the same basic belief that was instilled upon him from his grandfather. Jim says that integrity is more than being fair, more than being honest. He believes integrity is a commitment to do the right thing that comes from within. It’s like the golden rule: treat others as you would have others treat you. Likewise, work for others as you would work for yourself. He adds, “Integrity demands that we protect your home and personal property as it were our own…that a job has to be done to our satisfaction before we deem it complete. That if something is amiss with a project, we’ll fix it without having to be asked.” Jim explains, “Prior to going to work for us every employee is background checked, and rechecked yearly. As a participant of Asktheseal.com our customers are e-mailed a picture of who’s coming to your house, so you know who to expect. We have a staff of professionals, who know the business, and are experienced in their field.” In addition to Asktheseal.com, Yeager & Company has an A+ rating

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from the Better Business Bureau, and has been awarded the Angie’s List Superior Service Award in 8 categories for the sixth straight year. As a state licensed general contractor, Yeager & Company installs flooring such as hardwood, laminates and tile. They install cabinets, and use an in-state manufacturer, which help keep costs down. Other services include painting, installing windows, doors, crown molding, baseboards, chair rails, pavers, popcorn ceiling removal, and knockdown application. With a licensed electrician, plumber, and interior designer working with the company, Yeager & Company can take care of most everything inside of your house. Jim and his employees know how to work within your budget to help you get the look you want to achieve. For ex-

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ample a recent customer wanted a new glass door, and Jim was able to add glass to her existing door so she could enjoy the same look, but within her set price. When we knew we wanted to have tile removed and hardwood and carpet laid down we shopped several stores who we thought would have the most competitive prices. We even received a quote for tile removal from a family friend who does it for side work. Yeager not only beat or

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Yeager & Company has all types of quality flooring at its showroom matched everyone’s prices (including our family friend), but they also had a much better selection. We were also able take advantage of their 12-month no interest plan available to qualified buyers through a third party lender. We picked out three different woods and laminates at the Odessa showroom and distribution center. Then our salesman brought samples to our house so we could see how they would look with our lighting. Once we saw it in the house we knew we wanted the more expensive hardwood, so our salesman worked on how we could lower the carpet cost so we could get the hardwood we wanted and stay

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within our price range. The tile removal went much smoother than I could have imagined with very little dust or particles left behind because they thoroughly taped and sealed all the areas in advance. Our floors were expertly laid down. The quality of our hardwood and how it is adhered to the floor makes nearly everyone who comes into our house for the first time, ask who did our floors. In the first six months that we had our carpet, we noticed it was wearing unusually quickly. I called Yeager & Company and was surprised that a sales person came the same day to look at it, take pictures of it, and

sent them to the manufacturer. We were reimbursed for the cost of the carpet and applied it to new flooring. I was completely impressed with how Yeager & Company stood behind their product. Jackie Kovilaritch says, “My experience with Yeager & Company in general, and specifically Jim Yeager himself, was incredible. Jim Yeager is a rare find these days in so many ways. He is a man of his word and his integrity, professionalism, and attention to detail is second to none. Jim was on top of every issue involved in my renovation project and went above-

and-beyond the call to help me address some unexpected issues with the home uncovered during the project. He was certainly not obligated to help me with this and did what he did, not because he was obligated to do so, but because he is a good man. I cannot recommend this company highly enough and would happily use them again. Don’t waste your time looking for anyone else. You can’t go wrong with Yeager.” Whether you’re looking for a full remodel or just need flooring, Yeager & Company has you covered. Jim says it best, “I know we won’t get every job we quote. Every job we do get though, I know we’ll have a customer for life.” To arrange a shop at home appointment call Yeager & Company, Inc. at 1-888-591-9262. You can visit the distribution center and showroom at 2310 Success Drive, Odessa, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. The Spring Hill showroom is located at 4200 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, and is open Monday – Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM. Visit YeagerFlooring.com for additional information.

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Sugardarlings Cones and Cupcakes - Making Life a Little Sweeter By Dara Tucker Jessica Beebe, owner and baker at Sugardarlings Cones and Cupcakes, opened the original store in Trinity, off Old CR 54 in February of 2010. Jessica worked for The Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tarpon Springs, Florida for over 13 years. Jess was versatile in many of the daily resort operations, but primarily focused on food and beverage, which is her passion. As a mom who lives locally in the Trinity area, she initially wanted to open an affordable neighborhood ice cream shop that caters to the budget of the average family. She never thought the demand of her sweet treats would have her baking full time and leaving the job she was loyal to at Innisbrook. Cupcakes were originally intended to be a side item, or an alternative to ice cream, and were first baked in her toaster oven! When Jess sold over 300 cupcakes the first week of her business, she knew she would need a larger oven to keep up with the demand. Word of mouth

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and a Facebook page spread the news, as well as the popularity of such TV shows as DC cupcakes on TLC and Cupcake Wars on Food Network. Little could Jess have imagined that three years later word of her delicious cupcakes would lead to a total of three stores, serving Eastlake/Palm Harbor, Trinity/New Port Richey, and Lutz/Land O’Lakes areas. Sugardarlings serves between 15 to 20 different flavors of cupcakes daily, and they bake throughout the day to keep the customers smiling, and

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their sweet tooth satisfied. Jess’s Award Winning Peanut Butter S’mores was just recently honored The Best Cupcake in St.Pete, and locally Sugardarlings was voted Best Dessert, Best Kept Secret and Best Bakery in the Suncoast. The cupcake taste combinations are both delicious and fun.

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Traditional flavors like red velvet, chocolate peanut butter, and snicker doodle are always moist and beautifully presented. Key lime and cannoli are two of my favorite conventional flavors. The key lime cupcake has a creamy key lime center with a cream frosting that has crushed graham

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extension of her own family. Truly the only thing sweeter than Jess and her staff are the cupcakes and ice cream they serve. Even the name of her business comes from a sweet family tradition that started when her grandmother would tell the grandchildren to “come over here darling and get some sugar.” Jess’s mother reminded her of grandma’s saying Sugardarlings is a great birthday party celebration and Jess began calling her spot for kids of all ages. own children “sugar darlings.” When Jess was incrackers around the edges, mimicking spired to open an ice cream shop after a slice of key lime pie. The cannoli flavor cupcake is a faster seller, and worth a road trip up the East Coast had her the little extra charge. The cupcake is a sampling Hershey’s Ice Cream, she knew just the perfect name for her perfect little container to hold the real own store. canolli filling, but they don’t stop Stefanie Bracciale of Land O’ there. The top is piped with cannoli, Lakes says, “I love Sugardarlings! They too, and sometimes they’ll bake them generously support our school art prowith three chocolate chip bits on the grams, including displaying student bottom, to end your last bite with artwork. I also love their s’mores cupheavenly bliss. cakes. Yum!” If you’re having a dinner party or Monica DuQuette also loves their family get together I recommend getting some of Sugardarlings fun, adven- family atmosphere and convenient locations. Monica says, “Sugardarlings turous, and savory flavors. Sweet corn has wonderful family service. There’s and pulled pork, ginger wasabi, always a smile on the staff’s faces. My yummy chicken and waffles, spicy girls love their Hershey’s Ice Cream. chocolate, and maple bacon are some When you become a regular they not of Jess’s flavors that are perfect to share. Get a dozen of them, split them only know your name, but also your favorite flavors. I love that I can ride in half or quarters and taste several my bike to their store and back, burnkinds with your friends as a convening off the calories!” ient, yet conversation starting end to Jess and her team make cupcakes your meal. Some of Jess’s regulars for weddings, baby showers, birthday commented that it’s fun to have their parties, you name it! Sugardarlings party guests try to guess the cupcake can even accommodate large school flavors, and that several of the flavors and corporate orders. One of Sugarpair well with beer and wine. darlings largest customers is Baycare, Sugardarlings’ fun, family atmosserving hospitals throughout the phere is important to Jess. She is acTampa Bay Area. You can also set up tively involved in local school events, birthday parties and Girl Scout groups and treats customers like they are an

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to celebrate at Sugardarlings. Follow Sugardarlings on Facebook for great deals on cupcakes and cones (Jess has been known to give discounts on Facebook if you come in and sing a particular song she requests). They also announce contests and delivery dates on their Facebook page. Be sure to “friend” them to see the latest Valentine’s Day options. So with such sweet success, what could Sugardarlings Cones and Cupcakes be planning next? Anyone wanting to sell Sugardarlings fresh delicious cupcakes in

their boutique, deli, coffee shop, book store, or retail store can give Jess a call at 727-376-2253, or come by and taste some of her creations at 8511 Old County Road 54 serving the Trinity/New Port Richey area between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., 4966 Ridgemoor Blvd, serving the Palm Harbor/East Lake area from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and their newest location at State Road 54 in Lutz is open between 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.Sugardarlingscupcakes.com.

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Paying It Forward By Diane Galemmo State Rep. Mike Fasano donated about $40,000 of his leftover campaign funds. The top beneficiary was Volunteer Way, which runs a food bank. Fasano gave the group $10,000 to put toward a refrigerator truck and/or other operating expenses. Another cause close to his heart, AMIKids, got $5,000. The agency, formerly known as the Marine Institute, provides educational programs for at-risk children. It took a huge hit earlier this year when it lost a state contract and has had to put together a budget with assistance from the Pasco school district and the county government. Other beneficiaries in-

(L) Dr. Myron Graff of Smiles by Graff Orthodontics presents $1,000 grant to essay contest winner Jessica Selk. (R) Genesis School Student Council members had a successful canned food drive

cluded the Salvation Army, which needs new equipment for its soup kitchen, the YMCA and the Boy Scouts. Fasano also gave to People for Haiti, an organization started by Trinity family practice physician Leo Vieira and his wife Guiga, and to Lost Angels Big and Small, an animal welfare group, as well as other agencies. Fasano says, “We didn’t ask for money, but people kept making contributions. I think some of them knew it would be going to a good cause.” Jessica Selk,10-year-old daughter of Jennifer and Wayne Selk, received a $1,000 grant from Dr.

Myron S. Graff of Smiles by Graff Orthodontics in its second quarterly essay contest about one’s charity of choice. Jessica wrote about her involvement with Cindy’s Pets and how important this organization is for the seniors and their pets. Jessica was proud to present the $1,000 check to the non-profit organization. As a volunteer, with the organization, Jessica sees their good work first-hand. Jessica reminds us you’re never too young to make a difference. The Genesis School Student Council members

held their annual canned food drive to support the Healthy Families PascoHernando program. The students are elected by their classes and represent each grade, kindergarten through fifth grades. The students join the Student Council because they enjoy helping their school and their community. Students learn to help those who are less fortunate. By collecting and delivering these items, students get a better understanding of the importance of giving, instead of taking. They are proud of their service to the people they are helping. Says 2nd-grader Isaiah Perez, “It was helpful for the people that are having a bad time. I am glad we got cans for them.”


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The Starkey Family Makes Sweet $54 Million Dollar Deal By Diane Galemmo The Starkey family has sold its 2,500-acre ranch to Connecticutbased private equity firm Wheelock Street Capital for $54 million. The project will be managed by Reed Berlinsky of Florida-based Gentry Land Company. Back in 2008, the Pasco County Board of Commissioners had approved an innovative expansion project, which the Starkey family was planning to develop with a vision toward the future. Trey and Frank Starkey had hoped construction would begin in 2010. The Starkey Brothers’ plan was to turn the remainder of their grandfather J.B. Starkey, Sr.’s original 16,000acre cattle ranch, purchased in 1937, into a distinct town-and-country community. Trey says, “It (would be) a return to the way development was done before World War II when the pedestrian was king, or at least the auto was of less concern. Parks, plazas, piazzas [and more] were the norm, sur-

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rounded by dense urban development, sidewalks, tree lined avenues, mom and pop stores.” Their proposal had included 1,415 multi-family residential units (condos, apartments and townhouses), 2,870 single-family dwelling units and a 100-room hotel. Plans also called for 5,050 housing units, about 750,000 square feet of retail, office and light industrial space and 220 hotel rooms. At that time, the family had also proposed

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a 30,000-sq.-ft. day care center, a 120bed Adult Care Living Facility (ACLF), and a 16-screen multiplex theatre. Currently, however, the day care center, the ACLF and the multiplex theatre are not mentioned as being part of Wheelock’s project. With the sale to Wheelock, Starkey Ranch will still preserve over three-fourths of the original ranch, and now, says Trey, “The rest can be redeveloped in a responsible manner.”

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The project is currently approved for 5,050 homes, 450,000 square feet of retail, office, and medical space, 300,000 square feet for light industrial use and 220 hotel rooms. Trey Starkey says, “I know they’ll be able to pull it off…Wheelock has the horsepower to do this. It’s a bittersweet deal.” He adds, “It’s a wonderful piece of land, but we’ve been able to share it with a number of people. Now the rest can be developed in a responsible manner.” The hotel entitlements made the project especially appealing to Wheelock, since the company has a division that specializes in hotel development. Berlinsky believes Florida’s housing market and especially the Tampa Bay area is ready for a rebound after five years of recession. “Wheelock is an opportunistic company that looks at key markets in real estate,” says Berlinsky. “Tampa is one of the key markets we looked at, and we considered future corridors with potential for growth. Starkey Ranch is a piece of property that meets all these criteria. As we

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learned more about it, we felt like it had more viability every day.” Berlinsky says Wheelock would spend at least six months planning, envisioning and modeling the community. He continues, “This is our time to really decide what the community is going to look like and what we’re going to call it. It’ll probably be a year before we make any announcements regarding builders.” The first phase of construction will likely take place toward the center of the property, around a future elementary/middle school and park site.

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Berlinsky expects cooperative interaction among groups, especially during the first phase of the construction (which will likely take place toward the center of the property), which is expected to include a future elementary/middle school, parks, bike trails and walking areas. The planned community will be along S.R. 54, considered by the Starkeys to be a prime location near Gunn Highway and the Suncoast Parkway, two of Pasco’s busiest commuting routes to Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

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News Briefs by Diane Galemmo Seven Springs Middle School Rewarded for its Community Service For more than a decade, servicelearning classes (SLC) at Seven Springs Middle School have been helping the community with its projects. Recently students in this year’s service learning program welcomed Steven Kemler, CEO of Ultimate Medical Academy (where students learn professions related to Healthcare). Kemler came to the school to present the program with a $1,500 donation from his school to theirs. With the money, the SLC program will be able to continue teaching young people the value of having a positive impact on their community. Kemler expressed his appreciation for the work the students do. “I’m a strong believer in community service,” he said. “I’m just super excited to see students getting involved at a younger age.” Seven Springs Middle School has had its service learning class for 11 years. “We are the longest continu-

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ous service learning class in this part of America,” says teacher Dorothy Taylor. The class had been created from Florida Learn and Serve, which in turn was part of Learn and Serve America, a federal program designed to give young people the chance to get involved with their community by integrating service projects with classroom learning. Students identify projects in their school or community, then research, organize and actively participate in those projects. Part of the process is writing a grant for each project from the class’ annual budget. But near the end of the 2010-11 school year, the federal Learn-and-Serve program was discontinued due to budget cuts, and the Seven Springs program found itself unfunded and having to figure out how to keep afloat. Last year, an article in The Suncoast News about the situation prompted the SWM Group, a Merrill Lynch financial advisory team, and the Bank of America to pledge

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matching funds of up to $1,500 each for any money the students could raise. The two companies renewed their matching fund pledge again this year. In addition, Seven Springs Middle School Principal Phil Kupczyk was able to find some room in the school’s budget to help support the program. Kemler, who is acquainted with Taylor and her husband, got intrigued when he saw the link to the SLC page on the middle school website. Ultimate Medical Academy offers several health care training and degree programs at its Clearwater and Tampa campuses, as well as online. More information about Ultimate Medical Academy can be found at www.ultimatemedical.edu. As Kemler looked at the long list of recent and current projects, he noticed that not one was medically related. “He emailed me and said if we could come up with a medical service project, he could support it,” Taylor said. In keeping with the class’s emphasis on putting responsibility and decision-making on the students’

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shoulders, Taylor let them decide what to do. The kids voted, deciding on All Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For All Children’s Hospital, they will have a toy drive and personally distribute the gifts at the pediatric medical center in St. Petersburg. They also plan on having a tent at the next Relay for Life, selling goods of some kind. “What you guys are doing is great,” Kemler says. “It’s the right thing to do. Helping other people adds to your own life.” Young Trinity Actor Heads for Broadway Last summer 11year-old Joshua Colley from Longleaf in Trinity landed a dream role as Gavrouche in Les Miserables. Thousands of applicants across the nation applied, and it was Joshua who was chosen. It was a key role in the 25th anniversary U.S. tour of the renowned musical; Gavrouche sang seven songs, both solo and with the cast.

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And now Joshua is heading to Broadway. There, he will play the character of Les in the Disney musical Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway in New York City. He is scheduled to start rehearsals with the cast on Feb. 18. Newsies is set in New York City at the turn of the century. Newsies is the rousing tale of a charismatic newsboy and the leader of a ragged band of “newsies.” In the United States ‘newsboys’ or ‘newsies,’ were the main distributors of newspapers to the general public from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. Although Joshua will be missing school for several more months, the tour has professional ontour educators. Newsies won two Tony awards in 2012 for best original score and best choreography. “We’re just ‘over the moon’ excited,” says his father, Brad, speaking from Les Miserables‘ last national tour stop in Kalamazoo, MI. It’s obvious that talent runs in the family. Joshua’s parents, Robbie Lynn and Brad, along with his twin brother Cameron, who sings, does ventriloquism and comedy, started the Playin’ Around Theatre company

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in 1999. They own, operate and star in children’s productions, which go on the road to various school, libraries, theaters and other venues. Their quality of educational and entertaining adaptations of classic fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast and Jack in the Beanstalk have been very popular and have earned them many accolades. Say his parents, “We can’t explain how proud of him [Joshua] we are. He is a consummate professional. The sense of professionalism he displays on the stage surpasses his years for sure.” County Commissioners Approve Land Deal to Bring Park to Trinity In February 2011 our publication reported that Trinity residents were still waiting for a park that the county promised them back in March 2003. One of the glitches has been that Pasco County can afford to build parks but cannot afford to operate and maintain them. Now, ten years later, residents are merely one step closer to getting that long-awaited park. In November 2012, county commissioners unani-

mously approved an agreement that would return 24 acres south of Trinity Boulevard to Adam Smith Enterprises (ASE), the developer that built much of Trinity. The details are still being worked on, but the idea is for ASE, who originally donated the land to the county for a park, to build the park itself. The agreement would require that the Trinity Master Association use the land only for recreation and drainage. The developer would have to give up any right to park impact fee credits it received for the site. Any impact fees paid in the Trinity development would be able to be used to buy land or build a district park in another location, but still in the same impact fee zone. And the county would hold aside four or five acres for a future library. The conveyance of the property to the Master Association will eliminate the uncertainty that the county could surplus the property in the future and sell it for a different use. Another glitch is the developer mentioned the possibility of a private park open only to Trinity residents. If that were the case, county officials

could not justify the roughly $600,000 in fee waivers it gave the company for the initial land donation. After considering the offer, county commissioners told County Administrator John Gallagher to work out a deal, as long as the park is open to the public. No construction costs are yet available, but assistant county administrator Dan Johnson said the price tag would probably be in line with that of Lake Lisa Park near Embassy Hills in Port Richey. That project cost about $434,000. ASE offered $60,000 to help maintain the park, but Lew Friedland, president of Adam Smith Enterprises, told commissioners that maintenance costs for the proposed Trinity Park would be about $35,000 a year. That means the company’s contribution would help pay for only about two years. Developers envision a park with walking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, a picnic shelter and a dog park. The site is adjacent to the county fire station #16 on Trinity Boulevard near S.R. 54.

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“NRC” Continued from page 1 Dr. Kerr is passionate about Rejuvenation Medicine and strives to be at the forefront of the scientific community in order to help the patients at National Rejuvenation Centers (NRC) regain their passion for life. NRC, located on US 19 N in Palm Harbor behind Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant, is not an anti-aging clinic. Dr. Kerr explains, “The term anti-aging really doesn’t make sense because people are going to age. What we offer is Rejuvenation Medicine, which is a combination of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, nutrition and exercise that is different for every patient because every patient is different. Our goal is to bring our patients’ hormone levels back to that of a healthy, athletic 20-year-old so they have the energy and ability to do the things they want to do. Not only that, we want to help them look better too.” Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been around for years and has had its share of controversy but Dr. Kerr explains that advances in this area of medicine is literally changing lives. “Bio-identical HRT is a lot different than traditional HRT,” says Dr. Kerr. “For one thing, you can’t just give a patient one hormone and expect all of their hormone levels to be balanced and optimized. We go over each patient’s medical history in detail and keep a close check on his or her blood work throughout his or her treatment. We do comprehensive blood work complete with hormone panels at the onset of care to devise a treatment plan specific to the patient’s needs. I want all of my patients’ blood profiles to be perfect.” He explains that by balancing hormones, the body is actually protected. “Real progesterone makes women feel good, decreases PMS, in-

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creases sex drive and it’s anti-carcinogenic – it’s good stuff!” Of course, anything that you take has side effects, right? Dr. Kerr does say that NRC patients have reported side effects during treatment –body fat loss, better muscle tone, better sex life, energy, elevated mood, clearer thinking and clarity, and an overall feeling of wellbeing and happiness. Joining the Rejuvenation Nation Dr. Kerr has always been passionate about hormone therapy, nutrition, and exercise. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and then earned his D.C. degree from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998. Working with some of the leading minds in hormone therapy, exercise and nutrition for over two decades, he really wanted to help people live their best lives, and when his own father began to grow older and lose his love for life, Dr. Kerr looked into integrating rejuvenation medicine into his own practice. He recalls, “My mother called me one day and said my dad was dying. He had suffered too many strokes and he was frail. I said, ‘Dad, you’ve got to try this stuff.’” His father, who is almost 80, was not interested in anything and was going to bed at 4:30 in the afternoon. “Around the five-week mark [after starting bio-identical HRT] I stopped by after work to find my dad throwing a football with a kid from down the street! Now, he feels so good that we have to tell him to slow down.” After seeing the difference in his own father, Dr. Kerr became dedicated to helping others reclaim their lives, and really enjoy every moment, so he founded the National Rejuvenation Centers. The main goal for the doctors at National Rejuvenation Centers is to

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Patients feel comfortable talking with Dr. Kerr about their health concerns and their expectations from treatment at National Rejuvenation Centers educate their patients, and the public, on the new direction of hormone replacement. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is different because it is made up of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones that the human body already creates, and it is becoming a very popular solution to the stressful lives that so many people are leading. Many people are turning to Rejuvenation Medicine. In fact, according to her website, even Oprah is using it. There was a time when this type of treatment was only for the wealthy, but that isn’t the case at NRC. “I wanted to make this affordable for the average person,” says Dr. Kerr. NRC’s patients are from all walks of life, from civil service employees to millionaires, men and women are finding renewed joy for life and boundless energy with the help of the doctors, trainers, and nutrition experts at NRC. Patients See and Feel the Difference NRC Makes Arman E., a certified personal trainer in Trinity who is 49, says, “I have noticed much improved energy levels since starting my program [at

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NRC].” Most patients notice that they sleep better. This was one of the first things that Dr. Kerr noticed in himself. He says, “When I started, one of the first things I noticed was better sleep which your body needs – it’s recovering while you sleep.” Catherine A. is 46 and started the program just over a year ago. She shares, “I have noticed changes in muscle tone, skin tone, and I sleep 8 hours per night easily!” Cat loves the benefits she has experienced and says her sex drive and her energy level is great. She also appreciates the fact the Dr. Kerr considers your entire medical background and encourages patients to talk to their other doctors about everything they are doing. “This program is highly recommended with the caveat that you share all information with your General Practitioner and GYN (if you are a female). I am a firm believer that ALL doctors should be involved and engaged with what their patient is doing regarding supplements, meds and natural hormones. It is also critical to understand that a healthy lifestyle is important. Exercise, healthy eating habits and CHEATING every now-and-again is a MUST for a

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Arman E., age 49

Catherine A., age 46

happy life!” Dr. Kerr agrees, “We educate people on how to eat healthy every day, but if you go to the Cheesecake Factory, have a piece of cheesecake!” Cynthia and her husband Steve Byrd, 48, love the way NRC has worked for them. Cynthia says, “I just wanted to let you know how happy I’ve been since I made the decision to get started with your practice and being started on my hormone therapy program. It’s great to find someone like you who is not only knowledgeable in the HRT field, but also very thorough with patient screening, personable, and caring with your clients. Your physician-monitored program has worked wonders for me so far and it is exciting to know that I am still in the beginning phase of my program. I am in my mid-40s and after only a few weeks, I noticed better muscle tone, a leaner physique, better sleep habits and, most importantly, an overall better feeling of wellbeing and a zest for life.” Mike K., who is 65, says, “The NRC protocol has enabled me to meet all of my goals relative to coping with my aggressive work/travel schedule, personal training gains and overall

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Steve B., age 48

health and wellbeing. I’ve been able add muscle detail without weight gain and through diet and exercise, have been able to eliminate some medication.” Tom D., 57, says, “I have been seeing Dr. Kerr at the National Rejuvenation Centers for over one year. Since starting the program I have more energy. My metabolism has increased and I have lost 12 pounds in the first 6 months. I am getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night and waking up refreshed and ready to tackle my day.” NRC patient Donna, who will be 53 this April, says, “A big thanks to Dr. Kerr and staff for making a difference in my life. After only six months, I no longer have problems sleeping, don’t experience night sweats, my thinking is clearer and sharper, my memory improved and I have found that my immune system is stronger and my energy level has increased. I’ve been told that I look better and that my mood is always good. I look forward to the months ahead knowing that things will continue to improve both inside and out! I’m a fan – thanks again Dr. Kerr!”

Cynthia, mid 40s

Mike K., age 65

Start Your Own Journey to Vitality The first step in becoming a patient is to meet with the doctors at NRC and have blood work taken to see whether you are hormone deficient in any way. Not surprisingly, most people over 35 are hormone-deficient, because hormones tend to drop out about that time in both men and women. NRC patients also receive a personalized nutrition and exercise protocol as part of their treatment plan, and many patients not only feel better, but lose a good deal of body fat during their treatment. One female patient who came in seeking relief for severe menstrual cramps was pleasantly surprised when she started losing weight. Not only were her menstrual symptoms resolved, but also after shedding a burdensome 50 pounds, she looks as great as she feels. “There are men and women who are doing everything possible in the gym with no real results. That changes with bio-identical HRT. Trainers refer frustrated clients to us all the time because when your hormones are at the ideal levels, when you work out it actually works,” says Dr. Kerr. NRC isn’t just an HRT clinic. Pa-

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tients are provided with an individualized training protocol and find that they achieve much better results and don’t have to work out as much or as frequently as they thought it would take to look and feel the way they do. The doctors and staff at NRC are dedicated to helping each client get the results they desire, whether it means changing up an exercise routine, adjusting hormone levels or making better choices for a healthier diet. The team of doctors at NRC is dedicated to continuing their education in the fascinating study of rejuvenation medicine, and is committed to treating each of their patients to the best of their abilities. If you are looking for a way to feel better, look better and have more energy, consider letting the doctors at National Rejuvenation Centers be your confidante for health. They make it affordable and convenient for you and help patients regain their passion for life every day. National Rejuvenation Centers is located at 34254 U.S. Hwy 19 N. in Palm Harbor. Office hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on Tues. Please call 727-785-5652 or visit online at www.nrcenters.com for more info.

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727-510-5558 HERITAGE SPRINGS - AN ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY!

4/2/2 2534 sf This home has formal Living & dining rooms w/soaring ceilings and 16" tile flooring throughout for easy care. Kitchen has white cabinets w/pullout shelves and overlooks the family room. The master has two walk in closets and master bath has walk in shower, garden tub & linen closet. You'll enjoy the lanai that has a pool and a tranquil view of the forest. $299,900 3/2/2 1925 htd sf As you enter into the foyer you have soaring vaulted ceilings w/crown molding, tile flooring throughout the formal living & dining rooms. Kitchen w/white cabinets w/pullout shelves, solid surface counters. Kitchen overlooks family room w/tile flooring. Master w/two walk in closets. Large lanai w/a park like setting and this home offers a brand new roof. $224,999

3/2/2 1810 htd sf Fabulous inside and out! This home offers 18" tile flooring throughout all the main areas. Kitchen w/wood cabinets w/pullout shelves, granite counters, stainless steel appliances. Living & dining rooms that are great to entertain in. Enclosed lanai w/portable a/c system w/tile floors and a view of 3 ponds and preserve that you and your guest will enjoy! master w/two walk in closets & master bath w/white cabinets granite counters. double doors lead you into the 3rd bedroom or den/office. Mint condition just move right in! $249,900

2400 htd sf 3/2/3 Wow! Model perfect! This home has been totally remodeled from the lace ceiling to the 18" tile flooring throughout! Fabulous formal living & dining rooms plus a dream kitchen w/42" wood cabinets w/designer style crown molding, stainless steel appliances, pullout shelves, lazy susan and much more. The kitchen overlooks the family room w/built in wine cabinet and sliders to the enclosed lania which overlooks the pool w/pavers. The master bedroom has plenty of room for all your pieces & master closet w/built ins. Master bath w/new cabinetry granite counter designer style raised sink w/spill over faucet. Guest bath w/new vanity w/granite counter w/raised sink w/spill over faucet. This is a must see with so many extras it all can't be listed! $374,900

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“Outback” Continued from page 1 the community and in 2011 they completely remodeled this busy location. If you haven’t been in awhile, you’ll be impressed with its décor, which is warm, welcoming, and dramatic. Outback has a diverse menu, offers a full bar, and even call-ahead seating, making Outback a great choice for any day of the week. Managing Partner, Matthew Wade, takes a lot of pride in this Outback Steakhouse location saying, “What makes our Outback great is our care, our concern, and our dedication to the food.” Wade and his staff are extremely committed to quality, and Wade and his Kitchen Manager spend the first couple of hours each day choosing the freshest food, selecting the choicest steaks, and tasting everything before the first customer even comes in the door. An Outback Steakhouse veteran, Matthew Wade has worked for the company since he was 16 years old, and has worked at 30 locations all across the country from here to Seattle. He came on board as Managing

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Partner at this location in 2008, and his experience and his dedication to this location are evident when you meet him. His commitment to quality extends to his staff, and shows in the popularity of the restaurant with locals from all around. Bring your Mates for Lunch! Trinity’s Outback Steakhouse is now open every day at 11 a.m. and Outback’s lunch menu has something tasty for everyone, so whether you’re having a working lunch, or meeting your friends or family for a laid back mid-day getaway, the lunch menu at Outback is a real crowd pleaser. The lunch menu features many of your Outback “Aussie-tizers®” and “Signature Favorites®”, as well as a wider selection of burgers and sandwiches that start around $7. Whether you’re in the mood for an “Outbacker Burger®”, or want to try their “Bloomin’ Burger®”, which of course is topped with Bloomin’ Onion petals and American cheese, you won’t want to go anywhere else for a burger after stopping at Outback for lunch. Outback’s lunch menu also offers an affordable combination option, which conveniently enough is called

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Managing Partner, Matthew Wade (in gray shirt), and some of the “Outbackers” at Outback Steakhouse in Trinity

“Your Perfect Lunch Combo” and it starts at just $7.99. This awesomeAussie combination lets you choose one of their popular lunch entrees, and combine it with a soup or salad of your choice. This way, if you can���t decide whether you want the Alice Springs Chicken® or a Caesar Salad for lunch, your server can say, “No worries, mate, we have you covered.” Real Outback fans might want to try some one of their exclusivelunchtime offerings like the Prime Rib Dip Sandwich, or their wood-fire

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grilled options like the Grilled Chicken & Swiss, or even the BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich. As always, their Signature Steaks and popular favorites like their Baby Back Ribs and their Grilled Chicken on the Barbie are available for lunch as well, making nearly every time of day a perfect time to get to the Outback. Did you know that Outback Steakhouse offers Take-Away options for local businesses? Order ahead of time and they can have your meals ready at just the right time! Now your

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next in-office lunch meeting can have that laid-back, no-worries, Outback taste! Fall in Love with Dinner at Outback Any day is a great day to go to Outback, but for a limited time, Outback is offering a special Wednesday evening menu called No Worries Wednesday, which offers a complete meal for 2 starting at $25. Each guest

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can choose an entrée, a soup or Signature Side Salad and a side per person, and either an “Aussie-tizer®” or a dessert to share. Start dinner off right with one of Outback’s “Aussie-tizers®” and share (well, you don’t have to share) the Bloomin’ Onion® or the Coconut Shrimp or even their Seared Ahi Tuna with someone you love. From their Grilled Chicken on the Barbie to their Filet with Mild Mushroom Sauce, there is something for everyone in your dinner party. Meal time on the Outback is exciting, different and delicious, which is why Outback offers a variety of specially prepared Signature Steaks, all cooked the way you want them. At Outback Steakhouse you can even choose the way you’d like your steak cooked, from the temperature to the style, so whether you like the classic seasoned and seared style, or the homemade tender taste of their woodfire grilled steak, the Outback way is your way. Your choice, made to order.

When asked what his favorites are, Matthew Wade says, “To start, I like the Crab and Avocado Stack. We start with an Avocado base that is piled high with marinated crab meat and then topped with minced tomato basil and a drizzle of wasabi vinaigrette.” He adds, “My favorite entrée is the New Zealand Lamb® because it’s something unique to a casual dining restaurant. You can’t get it everywhere, and it’s served with our homemade cabernet sauce. It’s good!” In addition to their regular menu, Outback Steakhouse is offering a new Perfect Pairs menu for a limited time that puts some amazing combinations together that are just made for each other, like their Crab & Avocado Stack® and a Naturally Skinny ‘Rita® to start, or their Outback Special and Lobster Mac®, which is an original Outback mac and cheese that adds lobster and bacon. Yum! Another Perfect Pair menu option is their Steak and Seafood Mixed Grill, which offers their Signature Sirloin and pairs it with seasoned and seared shrimp and scallops. Also, don’t forget about dessert! Right now, they are offering a Cinnamon Apple Oblivion®, which is made of vanilla ice cream topped with warm

cinnamon apples, cinnamon croutons, pecans, caramel sauce and whipped cream. That’s just a sampling of this special menu, available in Trinity for a limited time. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Outback has you covered. From February 14th – 17th, (that’s a Thursday-Sunday), Outback will be offering a special meal for two that includes a Bloomin’ Onion® to share, two 9 oz. Outback Special Sirloins, a side salad for each of you, and a cheesecake dessert to share for only $36.99! If filets are more your style, you and your sweetheart can order two 6 oz. filets for $46.99, so come in to Outback for Valentine’s Day, and fall in love all over again. The Outback Steakhouse in Trinity is located at 10860 S.R. 43, and is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For call-ahead seating, or for more information, call 727-376-5100. For menu information, or to learn how to earn Outback Rewards visit them online at www.outback.com or “like” them on Facebook.

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“Calendar” Continued from page 7 Gate admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6–12. Parking is free. Admission on Tuesday, Feb. 19, is $3 for all ages. Discounted wristbands will be sold Feb. 2 through 17 at most Walgreens locations in Pasco County, as well as north Tampa, Plant City, Lakeland, and Brooksville. The discounted wristbands are $15 for Mon. – Thurs. and $19 for Fri – Sun. Individual ride tickets are also sold on the midway. Sun., Feb. 24, will also be a special gate admission where a child is free with a paid adult. For more information about the Pasco County Fair, call the Fair Office, (352) 567-6678, or visit the Web site: www.pascocountyfair.com. Pasco & N Pinellas Ombudsman Council Meeting Feb. 21, 10 AM––monthly meeting of The Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council at Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. The Pasco and

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North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council is a part of Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The goal is to improve the quality of life and care of residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. The Pasco and North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council serves Pasco and North Pinellas counties. Individuals may call Lynn V. Penley at 727-376-2788 or email penleyl@elderaffairs.org or for information on Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council is at 2523 Seven Springs Blvd. in New Port Richey. Phone: 727-376-2788 — Fax: 727376-3443 Medical Center of Trinity Classes: Heart Healthy Nutrition Class Feb. 26, 10 AM––Heart Healthy Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Heart. Classes are conducted by a Registered Dietitian on the 4th Tuesday of every other month at 9330 SR 54 in Trinity. The class will present concepts of heart

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healthy eating to control blood pressure and protect the heart. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and for reservations call 727-834-5630. Sibling Classes (ages 7 years plus) Wed., Feb. 27, 5 PM––These unique classes feature fun and interactive activities that will prepare your child for the arrival of the new baby. Topics covered include: what a new baby looks like; how to become a “big helper,” and how to make friends with the new baby. For more information and reservations call 727-834-5630. Nutrition & Diabetes Feb. 27, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM–– Presented by Bridget Shapiro, Registered Dietitian, and teaches the basic principles of nutrition, including how food affects blood glucose. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. For reservations call 834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com. Learn about the New Tax Laws at the March Meeting of the PFRWC Fri., Mar. 1, 11:30 AM––The March luncheon for the Pasco Federated Republican Women’s Club will be held at the Fox Hollow Golf Club,

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10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy in Trinity. Guest speaker for the day will be a CPA who will discuss the new tax laws. A portion of the presentation will be devoted to a question and answer session. To make a reservation, contact Fran Scerbo at 727.597.3727 or fmscerbo@yahoo.com before Tuesday, February 26. Cost for the luncheon is $20. If a reservation must be cancelled, notification must be given no later than Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Checks should be made out to the FFRW and mailed to P. O. Box 377, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639; or payment may be made at the door. Alzheimer's Family Organization 2013 PASCO CHALLENGE Mar. 9––The Alzheimer's Family Organization will hold its Annual 2013 Pasco Challenge, on March 9th, at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. This year’s event is presented by brighthouse NETWORKS. Over 600 participants will run, cycle and walk for “THOSE THAT CAN’T REMEMBER.” Competitive events include a 5K & 10K Foot Race and a ½ Marathon. Noncompetitive events include a One Mile Walk/Fun Run and 25K, 50K and

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100K Bike Tours. Monies raised will benefit individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in Pasco County and Central Florida. The Alzheimer's Family Organization, People Helping Families, provides support services and educational programs including Respite Care Assistance, Wanderer's I.D. Program, Support Groups, Caregiver/Professional Educational Seminars and more. For more information about the Pasco Challenge or to register, call the AFO at 727-848-8888, toll free at 888-496-8004 or visit our website at www.alzheimersfamily.org. Regional Medical Center Bayonet PointAlzheimer’s Family Organization Support Group Meetings Tues., Mar. 5, 10AM – noon–– Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Alzheimer’s monthly support group meeting will be held in the Shoreline Conference Room on the first floor by Entrance A. The meeting is open to caregivers and other interested people to discuss and exchange ideas as well as help and encourage those who are involved in the care for Alzheimer’s patients. For more infor-

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mation contact Laura Arnold at 727863-0176 or Alzheimer’s Family Organization at 727-848-8888. Repeat the Chic Spring Event 2013 Fri., Mar 8, 10AM – 8 PM & Sat., Mar. 9, 9AM – 6 PM––A Women’s and Juniors’ apparel consignment event, featuring designer, name brand, and latest trends in clothing, shoes, and accessories. Repeat the Chic held at Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Rd. in New Port Richey. (inside Verizon building on the corner of Little Rd. and Trouble Creek Rd.) Interested in promoting your business at this event? If your target audience is women, consider becoming a vendor at Repeat the Chic Spring Event 2013. For more details, contact Tammy at tammyciske@repeatthe chic.com. For more info, visit RepeatTheChic.com. Accepting new consignors. Medical Center of Trinity Collaborates with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE to Offer Free Medicare Information Presentation Wed., Mar. 6, 2–4PM––The Medical Center of Trinity is collaborating

with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) to provide ‘Medicare 101,’ a series of Medicare information presentations at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 SR 54 in Trinity. The seminar will help those who attend understand: Medicare Eligibility; New Legislation (The Affordable Care Act); Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap); Medicare Advantage Plans; Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Extra Help; Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs. The program will be presented by a specially trained SHINE volunteer from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the PascoPinellas Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and can be made by calling 727-834-5630. To receive help from SHINE, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Sat., Mar. 23, 10 AM – 6 PM–– Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of regional do-it-yourself (DIY) character and spirit. Celebrate the processes of learning and doing,

and share discoveries, curiosities, inventions, innovations and ideas as inquisitive, explorative amateurs. Who will be there? Inventors! Artists! Foodies! Families! Futurists! Techies! Crunchies and More! What will be there? Art! Music! Inventions! Food! Robots! Machines! Hands On Fun for all Ages! And things we can’t even begin to imagine! Cost? Advance tickets online at website $8/person ages 10+, $20/Family 4-pack –Kids 9 & under free (tickets $10@gate if any remain). The Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire will be held at The Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Rd. in Shady Hills, FL. Visit TampaBayMakerFaire.com for tickets. Follow on facebook. Heritage Springs Community Garage Sale Sat., Apr. 6, 8AM – 1PM––Multiple families participating in the “Open to the Public” garage sale. Gates open at 8AM. Location is 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway (Little Rd. turns into Robert Trent Jones Pkwy on the south side of Trinity Blvd). Follow signs to Heritage Springs. No entry off of Duck Slough/Garden Lakes.

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FAMILY OWNED AND OWNER OPERATED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Owner performs all jobs. We offer many services, from switch replacements to panel changes and spa hook ups. Reasonable rates. Keep this ad on your refrigerator, we do troubleshooting as well! Licensed, ER13013648, and insured. For all your electrical needs call CHARGER ELECTRICAL SERVICES @ 727-937-5999. Haze Electric, LLC. Electrical contractor, Residential, commercial, service, and troubleshooting. SMALL JOB SPECIALIST, reasonable rates, many references available. Do you have receptacles or switches that don’t work? Most problems are minor and easily fixed, but some could be the cause of lightning strikes or electrical surges Resulting in unsafe conditions for people and property! Please call me for a FREE estimate for any of your electrical needs. Joe Hazewski, Haze Electric, LLC ST. # ER13014549, Pasco # ER-05974, Pinellas# C-8122 .Ph. + text (727) 639-3295, email, HazeElectric@msn.com, licensed, insured, bonded

EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION TUTOR: Highly experienced certified teacher and one-on-one/small group tutor will tutor students grades 5 through adulthood. Proven results in tutoring students to pass EOC English and Writing exams, as well as instruction in textbook skills, essay writing, and literary analysis. References. Competitive rates. Convenient locations. Call Lynda Southwell at 727-232-6015.

Tutoring for elementary students by (retired) teacher with 35 years experience. Will personalize practice in reading, writing or math. References available. Watch your child gain more self-confidence as skills improve! Call Dianne @ 376-3700. National Board Certified teacher with 20+ years experience, will tutor your child

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CONDO Rental - GREAT LOCATION! $900/Annual. ALL FREE! Basic Cable/Water/Trash/Sewer. 2 Bed/2 Bath. Kitchen tiled/++ cabinets/B-bar, pantry. Central Air/Heat/ Screened patio. Covered Parking/C-Pool. Walk-in closets/Mirrored Walls. Wash/Dry, Fridge, Dishwasher, Estove. $900 + $900 Security. Available January 1, 2013. Request Photos: 727-804-9907, email natsharpe1017@aol.com

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HOUSE FOR SALE. Heritage Springs, golf course 55 + gated community, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage, eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, enclosed tiled lanai, screened patio with spa overlooking pond, 2389sq.ft. $309,000. Call 727 505 9237 SmileFaith Thrift Shop 8135 US Hwy 19, Port Richey. Please come support us as we help others smile again! All proceeds will go to SmileFaith Foundation where we create bright smiles and new beginnings. SmileFaith services the dental needs of disadvantaged individuals. We are collecting gently used items if you want to donate call (727)807-7958. All donations are tax deductible.

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VERY BUSY CLEANING SERVICE is looking for the best of the best. We need motivated & high energy people for our established house cleaning service. Bi-lingual a PLUS! FT/'PT house cleaners MUST: Be extremely dependable & honest, have dependable car available daily, be able to work past 6 pm and some Saturdays as needed. Only serious candidates that meet ALL requirements need apply. This is a long-term, recession-proof position with good pay for the right person. Start immediately. Call 727-940-5231.

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