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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 8, Issue 3, March 2012

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

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling “Ierna Your Trust, Ierna Your Business” Lowry Park Zoo, The Spring, The Florida Aquarium and many more local organizations. Performing outstanding, unmatched service and giving back to the community is what Ierna’s Heating (Left - Right): Sherri Pope, Charlene Ierna, Mary and Cooling is all about. Their goal is to go above- Ann Whallen, Loran Tripp, Shantelle Johannesen and-beyond for their customers and community. Ierna’s Loran Tripp says, “We plan on being in this community for a long time so our reputation is exThe Community Dining & tremely important to us.” Business Guide that your Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.

Provides Comprehensive Care for a Growing Child By Julie Kanehl Suncoast Pediatric Dentistry is a beautiful new dental practice that is located just off of S.R. 54 in Land O’ Lakes, just 1/2 mile east of the Suncoast Parkway, making it convenient to many surrounding areas including Trinity, Odessa, New Tampa and Lutz. Focused on providing children with excellent oral health care, Suncoast Pediatric Dentistry was created by a dentist who is dedicated to providing the best dental care to her patients, and to creating an environment that is both friendly and accommodating to children and their families. “We focus on providing comprehensive care for a growing child to early adulthood, and we also provide

dental care for those with special needs.” A mother herself (and with one on the way), Amanda Velazquez, D.M.D. or “Dr. Amanda” as she’s called by her patients, specializes in dentistry for young children (even infants), and children of all ages – even up into their college years. Dr. Amanda specializes in preventing and treating dental caries (also known as tooth decay), which is very common in children. Many people don’t realize that tooth decay is an infection caused by bacteria that attacks the teeth. Proper care and preventative measures using the right tools and techniques can set the tone for a healthy mouth for a child’s entire life. Dr. Amanda is originally from

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Plant City and has a real passion for working with children. She says, “Kids just make you happy, and they make your day. It’s a hugely rewarding because you get to watch them grow up.” See “Dentistry” on page 50.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Keeping Dollars In The Local Economy..3 News Briefs..........................4-5 Calendar..................................6 Liberty-Ann Painting........10-11 Anytime Fitness................14-15 Ragazzi’s NY Pizzeria........18-19 The Eye Doctors Of Trinity..22-23 Joshua Colley....................26-27 Sunrise Homes.................30-31 Nikki’s Boutique..............34-35 Muvico Theaters...............38-39 Trinity Spine Center..........42-43 The HoneyBaked Ham.....46-47 Classifieds..............................62

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Ierna’s Heating and Cooling, located in Lutz, is a full-service air conditioning and heating contractor that is dedicated to bringing the Tampa Bay area service that exceeds customer expectations. Not only does this company provide excellent air conditioning and heating services at a fair price, but Ierna’s owners, Ron and Charlene Ierna, are life-long residents who fully embrace their community. The couple lives in Lutz in the house that Ron grew up in, and where they now raise their own family. Ierna's is more than just a heating and cooling company, it is a family name, and Ron and Charlene are com-

mitted to making their name known as a force for good in the area. Ron and Charlene Ierna opened the business nine years ago; through hard work, amazing customer service and dedication to quality, the couple has been able to shape Ierna’s Heating and Cooling into a reputable, well-respected business in the Tampa Bay area. As locals, Ron, Charlene and the rest of the Ierna’s team focus on community service and are heavily involved in the Central Pasco Chamber, West Pasco Chamber and Wesley Chapel Chamber. Ierna’s is proud to sponsor local charitable organizations including American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels, Tampa’s

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Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy By Matthew Selby In today’s rough economy, small local businesses are closing their doors on a daily basis, while many big corporate businesses still have the investors and financial backing to pull through. There is nothing wrong with national companies by any means, but by spending our money in locally owned businesses we can help our local economy flourish instead of decline. When we spend money locally, we contribute to the wellbeing of the entire community. Local businesses build strong vibrant towns, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and thus will feel the impact of each decision they make directly. Many local businesses recycle excess revenue by giving back to the community in which they live, which enriches the area and creates an even better place to live and love. Locally owned and operated businesses also create jobs and sometimes pay even bet-

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ter than the “big guys.” Competition is not a bad thing. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and above all, low prices. For example, there are hundreds of restaurants within any given city, some of which operate right next to each other. This is necessary in a thriving economy. Can you imagine if there was only one type of each business in each town? The price of a cheeseburger would be astronomical! Entrepreneurship is what fuels

America’s economic innovation and prosperity and serves as a key means for families to move out of a low paying job and into the middle and upper class. By spending money locally, we are putting money directly back into the community, therefore helping your family, your neighbors and your friends. Help out all of our ambitious and brave local entrepreneurs by spending money in their places of business today and watch the community build a prosperous tomorrow!

Trinity Area Neighborhood News Directly mailed once a month to nearly 18,000 households in zip code 34655. 118 Tarpon Ave. East, Suite #8 Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (727) 943-0551; Fax: (727) 943-0556 Advertising E-mail: TrinityNN@yahoo.com Editorial E-mail: TrinityNNedit@yahoo.com © 2012 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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The Brass Tap Grand Opening Trinity has a great new destination! The Brass Tap celebrates its Trinity opening with a St. Patrick’s Day Grand Opening Street Party on Sat., Mar. 17th, 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Join The Brass Tap for its St. Patrick’s Day Irish Street Party! The madness begins at noon and goes all night! Enjoy live music on our outdoor stage and festive beers! Don’t miss this annual event of great beer, music, and fun! (*Please note that Neighborhood News & Lifestyles acknowledges that this announcement may not deliver prior to event.) The Brass Tap located in Trinity is an upscale beer bar that offers 60 different craft beers on tap, more than 300 varieties of imports, local craft beers, and a large selection of premium wines and cigars. There are hundreds of different bottled beers that are also available for carry out. You can enjoy the spacious patio and have food brought in from any of the local restaurants. The Brass Tap is

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dog-friendly, has wi-fi, and runs daily specials and promotions. Every month features a Brewery of the month which allows beer connoisseurs to try a different beer every month on specials. The Brass Tap is now franchising and is set to open three more stores this year - South Tampa, Carrollwood, and Orlando. Hours are Mon. – Fri., 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Sat., 12 p.m. – 2 a.m., and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Sun. Visit www.BrassTapBeerBar.com and find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BrassTapTrinity. Trinity Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Unger Expands Florida Wellness & Rehab to over 5,000-Sq.-Ft. Location Late last year Dr. Stephen Unger announced the name change of his Trinity chiropractic clinic to Florida Wellness & Rehab. The name change meant his practice was growing and so does the new, bigger location. Florida Wellness & Rehab realizes there are several aspects to their

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patients’ health and they understand that a sense of well-being is vital to achieve wellness. They promise to provide you the best evidence-based wellness healthcare possible. In their new office, located less than 3 short miles from their previous office, Dr. Unger and Dr. Brandon Delle Chiaie and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise, they are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of wellness care. Dr. Unger and Delle Chiaie share similar views on chiropractic, but carry different backgrounds on exercise and nutrition and have big plans to introduce more comprehensive medical care approaches to complement the already successful chiropractic modalities, massage therapy and physical therapy regimes they offer. “We will be having a Grand Opening party on April 24th. We invite everyone; our current patients, past patients and anyone in the community to stop by our new office to enjoy the festivities!” said Dr. Unger. FWR will have music, food, free adjustments and massage, so be sure to

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stop by to say hello. Florida Wellness & Rehab is now located at 1820 Wellness Lane, Trinity, Florida in the Trinity Professional Center. To learn more about Florida Wellness & Rehab, visit www.FloridaWell.com. Opera Tampa presents Aida Aida, Giuseppe Verdi’s grandest of grand operas, will be presented in the Straz Center’s Carol Morsani Hall, April 20 and 22, as part of the Opera Tampa season presented by Homes by Helen. The opera tells the story of Aida, princess of Ethiopia, captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. Radames, a high ranking military commander, is torn by his love for Aida and his duty to the Pharaoh, with tragic consequences for both. First performed in Cairo in 1871, Aida has come to be the most popular of all of Verdi’s operas and one of the most loved of all Italian lyric dramas. The gorgeousness of the coloring in its pictures, the kaleidoscopic succession of brilliant scenes, the ballets, processions, the glitter of court life and “the pomp, the pride, the circumstance of war” unite with its music to make it an opera for the people as well as for the

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more conservative connoisseur. The fluent melody of its score appeals to popular taste, while the technical skill shown in the arrangement of its general plan and the harmonious disposition of all its details arouse the admiration of the most critical observer. Aida will showcase a stunning international cast, as well as the Opera Tampa Orchestra and Chorus. In his final appearance as Opera Tampa’s founding artistic director, Maestro Anton Coppola conducts a company that features Rosa D’Imperio as Aida, Gustavo Lopez Manzitti as Radames and Stacey Rishoi as Amneris, as well as Gustav Andreassen as Ramfis, George Cordes as the King of Egypt and Mark S. Doss as Ethiopian King Amonasro. Joachim Schamberger will direct the production. Aida will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Performances are Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Regularly priced tickets start at $29.50 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

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For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit the Straz Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org. For more information about Opera Tampa and its upcoming events, please visit www.operatampa.org. *Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice. $750 to “Bring the Heat” Chili Cook Off Winners Ierna’s Heating & Cooling hosted their first annual “Bring the Heat” Chili Cook Off for the surrounding Lutz area Sat., Feb. 18, from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. This family fun event featured live music by Ferengata, a bounce house, raffles and five chili competitions that were free to the public! The chili contest had 27 entries in the competition. The event had seven celebrity judges: Clerk and Comptroller of Pasco County Dr. Paula O’ Neil, Tampa Bay Lightning’s Dave Andreychuk, Kansas City Chief’s Anthony Becht, USF’s Professor of Human Sexuality Dr. Dae Sheridan, Candidate for Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley, Bay News 9 an-

chor Rick Elmhorst, and Chef Ken Bolduc. Seventy-five dollar prizes were awarded for each category: Ladies Choice won by Inspector’s Best: Affordable Home Inspections, Judge’s Choice won by Team Gates: Learning Gate Community School, “Feel the Heat” (hottest) won by Team Working Women of Tampa Bay: Norie Berndt , and the “Academy Award” for the most innovative was won by Teapot Hotties: Milk N’ Honey Tea Room. The grand prize was $500.00 for the People’s Choice, won by Team Wrecked: Angela Wetherington!

The successful event had over 450 people in attendance! It was held at the new Ierna’s Heating & Cooling headquarters: 18843 US Hwy 41 North in Lutz near the old brick school house. “We are so pleased with the response from the community for our first event! Everyone seemed to have a fantastic time and we hope to make next year’s event even better,” said Charlene Ierna, Vice President of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. True to form, Ierna’s is giving back to the local area; proceeds from See “News Briefs” on page 8.

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Community Calendar Premier Choice Fitness Women’s Challenge Mar. 20 – May 18—Premier Choice Fitness will be hosting a 60 Day Women’s Fitness Challenge. The challenge will run from Mar. 20 to May 18. There is a $99 fee ($149 fee for non-members) to enter which includes: two fitness assessments, two 30-minute personal training sessions, weekly weigh-ins, and a two-month gym membership ($500 Value). Prizes include $500 Cash and massage, $250 Cash, $100 Cash. Premier Choice Fitness is located at 7322 Little Road in New Port Richey. Please contact the club at (727) 232-8600 or visit www.PremierChoiceFitness.com f or more details. 8th Annual Timber Greens Community Garage and Treasure Sale Sat., Mar. 31, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM—There will be at least 60 vendors located in the parking lot of Timber Greens Golf and Country Club. Coffee and Donuts will be available for

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our early birds and you can buy hot dogs and hamburgers beginning at 9:30 am. Turn east on River Crossing Blvd. from Little Rd. in New Port Richey to our main gate on the left, just before Starkey Blvd. 2nd Annual Woodbend Community Garage Sale Mar. 24, 8 AM – 3 PM—Woodbend Community Garage Sale. Physician Offers Presentation on “Current Trends in Arthritis Care” Thurs., Mar. 22, 3 PM—Orthopedic Surgeon, Peter Candelora, M.D. is the featured speaker for an upcoming lecture on “Current Trends in Arthritis Care” at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Conference Center, 14000 Fivay Rd. in Hudson. This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Due to limited seating, reservations are required, and can be made by calling (727) 8695498 or 1-888-741-5119.

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38th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 9 AM – 5 PM—Historic Tarpon Springs will host its 38th Annual Fine Arts Festival at Craig Park in Tarpon Springs. Over 200 juried artists from across the U.S. will be exhibiting and selling their works. Enjoy fine arts in a wide variety of media, music and food; no pets allowed. Admission for adults is $3 and children under 12 are free. Guests can enjoy Ron and the Classics on Sat., 6 – 9 p.m. For more information and directions, go to www.TarponSpringsChamber.com or call (727) 937-6109. Drive Away Cancer Golf Outing Sun., Apr. 1—2nd Annual Drive Away Cancer Golf Outing will be held at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. All proceeds benefit the JK Cancer Fund Inc. and the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program in Trinity. For more information, visit website www.jkcancerfundinc.org. Trinity Spine Center’s 3RD Annual Patient Appreciation Day Sat., Apr. 7, 9:30 AM – 2 PM— Trinity Spine Center, located at 2040

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Short Ave. in Odessa (near intersection of S.R. 54 & Duck Slough Blvd.), will celebrate its patients at the 3RD Annual Patient Appreciation Day. All patients and their friends and families are welcome to participate and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and run/walk/crawl, whatever it takes, in the 5K run and the 1-mile walk/run around the industrial park. This event will provide a fun, non-competitive way to move your body and feel great! The public is welcome to stop by as well and meet the friendly physicians and staff members of Trinity Spine Center in a relaxed setting. Food and drinks will be provided. To register for the free 5K or 1-mile run (includes t-shirt), visit Trinity-Spine.com. If you have questions, call 727-807-3101. RRHS Alumni Presents “Hypnotized with Michael C. Anthony Apr. 22, 2 – 3:30 PM—River Ridge High School Alumni Association’s 2nd Annual fundraiser will feature the award-winning comedy hypnotist show, “Hypnotized with Michael C. Anthony.” Anthony has been featured on television networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Seating is See “Calendar” on page 58.

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“News Briefs” Continued from page 5 this event will benefit a local family in need of a heating and cooling system for their home. While the amount raised won’t fully cover a new system for a family, Ierna’s plans to donate the balance of the system to stand by their promise. For information on how to apply for the heating and cooling system for your home, please e-mail: LoranT@IernaAir.com. The family chosen will be announced on the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Facebook page March 15, 2012. To learn more about Ierna’s Heating & Cooling’s community involvement go to: www.IernaAir.com, call (813)948-6355, or visit the company’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn sites/pages. Saint Leo University Donation to Pasco EDC takes Microloan Fund Over the Top Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. is proud to announce a total of $220,000 has been raised for its new microloan fund program, thanks to a generous donation by Saint Leo University.

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“The Pasco EDC is a valuable partner with Saint Leo University and the Donald R. Tapia School of Business. The council has worked closely with our business students, faculty and staff in helping companies grow,” said Dr. Michael Nastanski, Dean of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. Dr. Nastanski added that the Donald R. Tapia School of Business is committed to a long and prosperous relationship with Pasco EDC. In addition to the $25,000 donation, Saint Leo University will share its faculty and students to help evaluate projects and provide technical assistance to successful applicants. “Saint Leo’s donation to the fund has put us over the top,” said John Hagen, Pasco EDC President/CEO. “We said we would go when we received commitments for at least $200,000. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Saint Leo’s award-winning faculty and outstanding business students to make a difference for small businesses in our community. Excitement has been building and the inquiries are beginning to flood into Pasco EDC. According to Hagen,

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“The phones started ringing when we went public with our plans and haven’t stopped since!” On Tuesday, February 21 the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to approve the fund’s lending policies and procedures so that Pasco EDC may begin lending as of March 1. The microloan program will not only lend money to small businesses located in Pasco County, but will offer free technical assistance and training to help work through the challenges of starting or growing a new business. “We believe that there are many people with great ideas and skills who simply lack the money and resources to get started — or to expand. We want them to succeed,” said Hagen. Loan applicants must be for-profit companies located in Pasco County, and borrowers must show they have the experience and resources to be successful business operators. Proceeds may be used for working capital, inventory, supplies, furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment, but not to purchase real estate or to refinance existing debt. Please call the Pasco EDC at 813-926-0827 for more information or to consider donating to the fund.

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Fundraiser for Special Olympics of Pasco County Held at Trinity's Heritage Springs By Diane Galemmo A Night at the Races, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Pasco County, has been held annually since 2000 by the Heritage Springs Association at Trinity’s Heritage Springs Country Club. This year it was held on Sat., Jan. 28. All proceeds, including ticket sales and donations from the community, are donated to the local Special Olympics. This year the event earned $16,887 for the Special Olympics. Heritage Springs is a gold sponsor and, other than the Pasco County school district, is the largest supporter of Special Olympics of Pasco. Special Olympics began in Pasco County in 1975 with 175 participants and each year Special Olympics Florida holds several major specialty fundraising events. Currently there are 900 registered Special Olympians in Pasco County. Competition is offered at local, state and international levels. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide yearround sports training and athletic competition for persons 8 years of age

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and older with intellectual disabilities. More than 500 volunteers are utilized each year from local schools and the community. In Pasco County, more than 16 sports are offered to our athletes. In the fall season, there is bowling, power lifting, gymnastics and softball. In the winter, there is basketball. And in the summer there is track and field, soccer, volleyball, MATP, cycling, bocce, tennis, golf, swimming, equestrian and sailing. There is no cost to the athletes or their families to participate in the Special Olympics. It relies solely on donations and fundraisers to obtain the approximately $70,000 per year needed to run the program. Money is used to cover the participants’ registration fees, uniforms, transportation and ribbons. Donations also are used to purchase equipment and supplies needed to operate local games. All coordinators, coaches, volunteers and chaperones work from the heart. Night at the Races simulates a racetrack event where guests have the opportunity to bet on 1 of 6 horses over a course of several races. A roll of the dice propels the wooden horses across the stage towards the finish

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line. As always, there was a lot of excitement throughout the evening. This year the prizes included a raffle for gift baskets donated by residents and area businesses. Many other prizes were up for bid: Tennis pro Christina Hill donated a racket stringing and a free clinic; Dowl Yon at TOTE tennis shop in New Port Richey also donated a racket stringing; Joe and Norma Jean Goben donated a golf club; many area golf courses donated rounds of golf; homemade quilts were donated; a dinner package for 8 at the Bonefish Grill. All the prizes were bought and the bidding was very generous; for some of the items, bidding was up beyond what the item or service was worth. In appreciation for their support and fundraising efforts, which has raised a total of more than $150,000 over the past 13 years, Heritage Springs Association was named service organization of the year by the Special Olympics of Pasco County for 4 of those years. Tom Leopold, chairman, and Ann Poole, co-chair, of the 2012 Night at the Races event, thank the many supporters and sponsors who contributed funds and time to make this year’s event a huge success.

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Liberty-Ann Painting For A Fantastic Finish By Kim Thomas Fresh paint can completely change the look of your home or office, both inside and out. A freshly painted exterior gives your home or business coveted curb appeal, and a new color can change the entire mood of a room. Whether your walls are painted with an outdated hue and you want to use the current color trends in home décor, or if you love the color but hate the years of grime that have left your walls and trim dingy, a professional paintjob is a great way to make your space feel fresh and new. Liberty-Ann Painting, Inc. has an excellent reputation and provides painting services to both residential and commercial clients throughout Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Trusted by both individual homeowners and building contractors that have included Arthur Rutenburg Homes, Lexington Homes, Windjammer Homes, Windward Homes, Adams Homes, US Homes and Sunrise

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Jon Savarese of Liberty-Ann Painting doesn’t cut corners - from prep work to the final coat of paint - so you’ll have beautiful and durable finish Homes; Liberty-Ann Painting is licensed, bonded and insured, offering its clients professionalism, quality products and skilled workmen with years of experience. Steve Costa of Sunrise Homes says, “Jon Savarese at Liberty-Ann painting has been painting for Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. for about 8 years. In that time, Jon Savarese has

demonstrated himself in a very professional manner throughout the years. His team of painters are very detailed and take great pride in the quality work they do. I would strongly recommend him on any project you may have. Subcontractors like Jon are part of Sunrise’s team of subs that has been with us for years and will be with us in years to come.”

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Owners Jon and Tara Savarese named the company after their two girls, Liberty and Audrina Ann. Proud of their name and their family, this young couple is focused on building and maintaining an excellent name for Liberty-Ann Painting. “My reputation has been built on the customers’ satisfaction,” says Jon. “Painting is more than what I do; it is who I am. I take great pride in dealing personally with all of my customers. I believe that quality workmanship, coupled with exceptional service and competitive pricing, creates repeat customers.” Jon Savarese has been in the residential and commercial painting industry since 1999. He is a 2nd generation painter who learned the trade working alongside his father. After graduating high school in his hometown of Weeki Wachee, FL, Jon diligently worked full-time in the family business while also attending college full-time, earning his B.S. degree in Finance. Tara says, “It was during that time that Jon discovered that he truly enjoyed the art of painting, and

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he naturally has the finesse that it takes to do a great job.” When his father retired, Jon was excited to take what he’d learned from his father and apply his own business acumen and his knowledge of environmentallyfriendly products Whether it is exterior painting, an accent wall or detailed trim work, Liberty-Ann Painting gives excellent results to start his own business. He “No matter how big or small, he is also acquired the loyal, knowledgeable committed to each and every project.” and trustworthy workers that he’d Customer Kristy Sterling agrees, been working with all along. “I would recommend using LibertyLiberty-Ann Painting has comAnn Painting for any painting project. pleted jobs for Bayonet Pointe HospiWe had them paint the interior and extal, Walgreens, Compass Bank, Coast terior of our home as well as our new Dental offices throughout Florida and home addition we had built. I loved the offices of Southwest Florida Water their work so much that when we Management District. Jon has done a moved to Jacksonville, this was the lot of residential work locally in the only company that I trusted to paint communities of Thousand Oaks and our new home. Liberty-Ann Painting Heritage Springs. is the only company I will use for any “Jon sets high standards for himof our future painting needs.” self and his employees,” says Tara. Having spent many years working

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with various paint products, Jon realizes how important it is to use highquality products and to work on a properly prepared surface. He uses paints that will give the best overall appearance and durability. Liberty-Ann Painting takes every step necessary in order to ensure that the factory warranty on paint products is upheld, including properly cleaning, sealing and/or priming the exterior surface. In addition to pressure washing and painting, other exterior services that Liberty-Ann Painting provides are caulking, crack repair, minor stucco repair and staining when required. On the interior, the company will make minor drywall repairs when necessary. With a family of his own to protect, Jon realizes the importance of having safe surfaces in your home and offers environmentally safe products, which have zero VOC (volatile organic compounds). This is a smart choice for children’s areas, doctors’ offices and any area with low ventilation. While Jon loves working with green products, he realizes that not every job requires these products. Liberty-Ann Painting provides services to those customers who want the absolute best paint products on the mar-

ket, as well as those who want to use an inexpensive (yet still good quality) paint, as in the case of a rental that needs repainting or a home that is going up for sale. The same attention to detail goes into every job that Liberty-Ann Painting does; every jobsite is kept clean and work is performed in a timely manner. Liberty-Ann Painting is extremely flexible with scheduling, especially on commercial projects. “We understand that most businesses are unable to shut down during the work week in order for a painting project to be completed,” says Jon. “We are willing to work after hours, weekends and in some cases, overnight, if necessary in order to accommodate a business.” Whether you want a trendy accent wall or the entire house painted inside and out, call Liberty-Ann Painting for a free estimate. All work is guaranteed and no job is too big or too small. Please call (352) 279-4782 or (352) 597-7145 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate with Liberty-Ann Painting, Inc. Jon Savarese can be reached by email at j.savarese@hotmail.com.

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Convenient, Effective Fitness! By Amy Paterson Joining the right gym can be a difficult decision for one to make. Knowing the right place is a matter of feeling comfortable and confident upon walking in the door, which is how Anytime Fitness members feel, making it “my club” for many. Over one million members have joined Anytime Fitness around the globe for good reasons; Anytime Fitness offers members the ultimate in convenience and affordability. It is the world’s largest 24-hour, co-ed fitness center chain with over 1800 locations to choose from globally. All members have access to any of the locations in any city during their travels, so as not to miss a beat in their workout regimen. Anytime Fitness in Trinity is located in the Mitchell Crossings shopping plaza on the corner of Little

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Road and Mitchell Boulevard; convenient and friendly, this is a great place to start your membership with the Anytime Fitness family. Norma Morales and her son Joseph Morales opened the Trinity Anytime Fitness in January of this year, and so far have had great success with satisfied members. Norma and Joseph, along with certified fitness trainer (CFT) Marie Cervantes-Roth, lead their members in the direction of obtaining their fitness goals correctly and efficiently. Joseph and Norma were able to design the gym to make it an exceptionally roomy destination for your workout. This immaculate space has all you need for a comfortable and productive workout. The top-of-theline LifeFitness and Hammer Strength equipment is specifically designed to ensure that it meets each individual’s needs. All of the workout equipment is user friendly and more than capable of meeting your needs, no matter what

your physical level of fitness is. Members find it beneficial to meet with an Anytime Fitness trainer to find the best way to get the results they desire with a routine that is right for their individual needs. Something unique that Joseph and Norma included when designing the space is Fitness on Request, an innovative program that offers top quality fitness classes that are available at any time. Fitness on Request was designed to offer classes to people whose schedules don’t always allow time for attending classes. With just a few simple touches at a stylish Fitness on Request kiosk, users can access any type of group fitness class, 24 hours a day. The fully automated system deploys a massive 133-inch projection screen bringing the Fitness on Request instructor to life with High Definition video and studio-grade audio. These classes can be done alone or with other members; it is totally up to you to decide. At Trinity’s Anytime Fitness, per-

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Norma and Joseph Morales sonalized attention and genuine concern for each member’s wellbeing is of utmost importance. Joseph and Norma strive to make their club a non-intimidating place to workout. By learning their member’s names and getting to know them personally, they are able to help people reach their fitness goals. Upon joining Anytime Fitness, each member is given a thorough

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Joseph, and Marie can communicate with their members is the big chalk board that is located right at the entrance directly in front of their office. Members are encouraged to get creative and relate whatever comments Anytime Fitness in Trinity has everything necessary for an or special reeffective workout & is conveniently open 24 /7. quests they may have; whether it orientation of the entire facility and be just a friendly hello or a request for any questions or concerns are wholly new music, the staff promptly replies answered. and addresses any of the member’s In addition to the regular club concerns promptly and completely. membership, all Anytime Fitness Being a 24-hour fitness center, members get a membership to Anytime Health. Anytime Health is an on- the staff of Anytime Fitness takes the safety of its members very seriously. line wellness program that provides Integrated access and security with rediet tracking, recipes, blogs and permote monitoring of surveillance syssonal trainers who can answer questems provides round-the-clock safety tions and who can track your club and security. Personal safety devices usage. The combination of the club membership and Anytime Health pro- allow for one-touch access to emergency care. vides a well rounded approach to Anytime Fitness truly has all the healthy living. amenities one could hope for when One great way that Norma,

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searching for the perfect fitness club. Anytime Fitness of Trinity is immaculate and they offer a friendly, accommodating atmosphere. Private restrooms with showers offer convenience for those who wish to change at the club or freshen up before they leave. Best of all, Anytime Fitness is affordable; with memberships at a fraction of what some clubs will charge, but definitely not lacking in quality. If you have been looking for a place where you can go to get healthy and feel great, visit Anytime Fitness of Trinity. Stop in to talk to Norma,

Joseph or Marie during their staffed hours for a tour of the facility. Anytime Fitness is located at 8847 Mitchell Blvd. at the Mitchell Crossings shopping plaza in Trinity. Anytime Fitness is open to members 24/7; staffed hours are Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and by appointment only on Sun. Please call (727) 992-2228 to speak with a staff member or visit for additional information.

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Ragazzi’s NY Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant By Kim Thomas If you are in the mood for a delicious New York style pizza or a hearty Italian specialty, you’ll love Ragazzi’s NY Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in New Port Richey, located in the Pasco Square Shopping Center on S.R. 54. This cheerful, charming restaurant is reminiscent of an old-time Trattoria, where you’ll find a menu full of delicious home-style Italian cooking. The atmosphere is light-hearted with Italian music playing and a trio of ceramic Italiano “chefs” to greet you. Ragazzi’s has been in the same location since 2006 and has always been a favorite with local diners. Owners Joseph and Cristina knew when they visited Ragazzi’s as customers that this restaurant had the good energy and delicious menu that they were looking for. “We love the restaurant business,” says Cristina “We came in to eat [at Ragazzi’s] and saw how busy it was. The food was great. We came back four days in a row and tried different menu items and all of the dishes were absolutely amazing.” The couple pur-

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chased Ragazzi’s in 2011. Joseph and Cristina both have experience in the restaurant industry and have taken everything that was great at Ragazzi’s and made it even better! “We added more appetizers and improved our sauce and meatballs,” shares Cristina. “One of our chefs has a grandmother from Italy and she gave him the recipe for her meatballs – it’s our secret recipe. Everything here is made from scratch.” That includes the delicious house-made sangria that is made daily . Ragazzi’s also bake all their bread daily, so everything is really fresh and crispy. Customers also appreciate that the prices are still great and the portion sizes are very generous. “We serve a lot of food for the money,” says Cristina. “People know us for our

La Nonna, “the grandma” is a family favorite at Ragazzi’s - topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh crushed tomato, basil and extra virgin olive oil

great portions and we pride ourselves on giving more to our clients.” New Port Richey residents Sylvia Pacione and her dear friend Frances Steinbach are frequent diners at Ragazzi’s. “It’s one of the best restaurants in New Port Richey,” says Sylvia. “It’s neat, clean and the price is right. The two-for-$20 dinner is the best! We come twice a week sometimes.” Frances adds, “This place is just excellent and the waitresses are cheerful and

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terrific!” That two-for-$20 special that Sylvia recommends is Ragazzi’s famous “Tour of Italy”. The Tour of Italy is a little bit of some of Ragazzi’s baked dishes together, such as: manicotti, ravioli, baked ziti, stuffed shells and a meatball. It is available until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Choose two Italian specialties, such as the spaguetti and meatballs, baked ziti or the tour of Italy. There is no need

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to order dessert because the two-for$20 specials includes mini cannolis. Every Choice is Delicious! Every day the chefs make fresh soup which they rotate daily. “They do a chicken noodle that is to die for,” says Cristina. Other favorites are the cream of broccoli and the tomato bisque.

fabulous garlic rolls, coated with melted butter, lots of garlic and grated cheese. There are far too many delicious entrées to list here but you can find a full menu at RagazzisPizzeria.com. There are some excellent unique choices that just have to be highlighted: Veal Left- Antipasto Salad is piled high, fresh & tasty Pomodoro, which is Above- Chicken Caponatta, a new dish at Ragazzi’s sautéed veal topped with fresh tomatoes, Appetizers listed on the menu inred onions and fresh basil in a lemon clude Ragazzi’s long-time favorites vodka white creamy pomodoro sauce; such as mozzarella Sticks, fried zucChicken Caponatta, which is chini sticks, fried shrimp, fried or sautéed chicken with prosciutto, sautéed calamari, mussels in marinara bacon, onions, squash, eggplant, zucor white sauce and chicken wings, plus chini and fresh tomato in a sherry a couple of delicious new ones – eggcreamy sauce; Penne Chicken Rustica; plant rolatini and garlic shrimp brwhich is seasoned pieces of chicken uschetta. with mushrooms in a creamy tomato Fresh salads include a large or wine sauce. The dish was Billie Mays small garden salad, Greek and Caesar favorite when he was in town. Some of salads and an amazing antipasto salad. the seafood entrées include the Sandwich lovers will want to try each Seafood Combo made with mussels, of Ragazzi’s seven different Heros, shrimp and calamari in a red or white which all sound divine. sauce, served over pasta, and Shrimp Entrées are served with a choice Parmigiana which comes with a side of of a house salad or soup and the most pasta. Ragazzi’s baked and pasta dishes include Baked Ziti, Manicotti, Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, Tour of Italy, Fettuccine Alfredo, Pasta con Broccoli and Penne alla Vodka. Pizza to make New York Proud A favorite pie at Ragazzi’s is La Nonna, or “the grandma,” which is served Long Island-style – squareshaped, thin-crusted, layered with mozzarella cheese and topped with fresh crushed tomato, basil and extra virgin olive oil – Yummy! Ragazzi’s pizza is especially popular with Florida “snowbirds,” who like their familiar

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northern-style pizza. “We are wellknown to have pizza that is the closest to a New York pizza in the area – everyone tells us that,” says Cristina. “We buy the best cheese and Italian mild sausage from Long Island. And our dough is a little secret; it’s the way we prepare the dough combine with our cheese that really makes the difference.” Ragazzi’s is voted the best pizza in Pasco County. Neapolitan round pizzas come in either 10’’ small, 14” medium or 16” large sizes. Pizza toppings are pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, mushrooms, meatballs, green peppers, onions, black olives, fresh garlic, fresh tomatoes, anchovies, eggplant, spinach, broccoli and extra cheese. Pizza Bianca (white pizza) is another popular pizza which has no sauce, but has a touch of garlic and is topped with ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. For the kiddies twelve and under, there are four selections including spaghetti (with one meatball), cheesefilled raviolis with tomato sauce, chicken fingers with French fries and fettuccine alfredo. Like all other prices on the menu, the kids’ meals are very reasonable at $3.99 to $4.99. Ragazzi’s has a nice selection of wine and beer if you are in the mood for spirits, and of course, there is that delicious sangria. Keep in mind that Ragazzi’s offers catering to make your next occasion hassle-free and delicious. Ragazzi’s NY Style Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is located at 7119 S.R. 54 in New Port Richey, in the Pasco Square Shopping Center. Restaurant hours are Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.; and 3 – 9 p.m. on Sun. For more information, call (727) 816-9733 or visit www.RagazzisPizzeria.com.

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Where They Focus on Their Patients By Julie Kanehl When was the last time that you really thought about the importance of your eyes? Your eyes allow you to experience your life in full color, and give you the freedom and ability to explore all of your interests and passions to the fullest. Getting an eye exam and a new pair of glasses is more than just picking out the trendiest frames, and coupled with the technology available today, you have a lot of options when it comes to picking a pair of lenses that will help you see your best. That is why it is so important to choose an eye doctor who is educated, experienced and

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dedicated to helping patients through the entire process. Experience and Technology The Eye Doctors of Trinity, located in the Trinity Commons shopping plaza on Mitchell Blvd. is owned by Samuel Teske, OD and his staff of experienced eye care professionals who understand the importance of seeing things clearly. Dr. Teske is originally from Nebraska, and is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University. He later attended The Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he graduated with honors in many vision specialties including geriatrics, pediatrics and ocu-

The team at Eye Doctors of Trinity will help you acheive your clearest vision lar disease. In addition to his schooling, Dr. Teske completed clinical training at the Bay Pines VA Hospital, the Illinois Eye Institute, The Omaha Eye Institute and the Ehrling Bergquist Opthalmology Department. His schooling, background and practical experience in the field over the years has lead to a great reputation within his field, and he is believed to be one of the leading eye doctors in the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Teske is a TPA/DPA certi-

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fied Optometric Physician who is certified in the examination, diagnosis and medical treatment of vision correction and ocular disease. A proud member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Teske is a Florida Boarded Optometric Physician who performs comprehensive eye care for people of all ages, including children. Many eye doctors will not see children under a certain age, and that can be a challenge for par-

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ents who have children with vision issues. Dr. Teske also specializes in Dry Eye. Additionally, Dr. Teske offers emergency eye care with a 24/7 oncall service to help patients anytime with serious eye issues such as red eye or pink eye, foreign body removal or eye trauma and abrasions or scratches of the eye. Jessica, a patient of Dr. Teske says, “Dr. Teske actually takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns.” Seeing Results One thing is clear, when patients come to The Eye Doctors of Trinity, they receive an extensive and comprehensive eye exam for both glasses and contact lenses. The exam, which is done by Dr. Teske, incorporates the best technology available, including the new Optomap system, which is an alternative to traditional dilation of the eye. Dilation of the eye has routinely been done over the years by eye doctors so that they can see the overall health of the eye, which is extremely important, but traditional dialation only allows for a pinhole view of the eye. The eyes are truly the

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window to both the soul and the overall health of your body. The Optomap can be captured instantly allowing Dr. Teske a 200 degree views of the eye, this view gives them the ability to properly diagnose and treat your eyes. The Optomap image is quick and easy which is great for patients who often dread having their eyes dilated, because of the time it takes for the eyes to readjust to the Florida sunlight. Michelle Hacker, the marketing director for The Eye Doctors of Trinity has many years of experience in the Optical industry and says, “We have a lab right here at our office,

and the lenses that we offer have been the number one selling lenses on the market for over 20 years. Wearing these lenses is like watching HDTV. They are digitally made and are individually created to fit precisely to your visual needs.” The technology of creating lenses for glasses has come a long way in recent years, and there truly is a world of difference between what was available 10 years ago, and what is available now. A lens just isn’t a lens anymore. More than choosing between plastic and polycarbonate, or choosing what level of scratch protection you’d like, choosing lenses is a lot like choosing a new television. Some lens provide much more sharper images than others. All of them work, but many offer different degrees of clarity. Some lenses make your vision so clear, that many people compare them to the crisp clarity of HDTV version of glasses. Other lenses change depending on how the degree of UV ray exposure (Transitions Lenses). Dr. Teske will take the time to really get to know you and find out what your needs are, and together you can find the best lenses and the best frames to meet your visual and lifestyle needs. One patient said, “I have been to [a lot] of different places and for the first time ever I found a doctor that gave me the right [prescription] for my eyes and also explained everything in detail.” Brand Name Frames, Affordable Prices The Eye Doctors of Trinity has an incredible stock of brand name frames including frames from labels such as Ray-Ban, Coach, Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci, Nike, Costa del Mar, Columbia and more. All frames come with a minimum of a one year

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warranty, and there are many different styles and options available for everyone in the family to be able to look, feel and see their best. Contact lenses are available through The Eye Doctors of Trinity, and Dr. Teske is committed to helping his patients find exactly the right pair. One patient said, “Dr. Teske is an outstanding doctor with an excellent staff. I have tried for years to wear contacts but was unsuccessful until I found Dr. Teske and staff. They were very patient and spent two hours training me and several weeks trying various brands and prescriptions until we found what works best for me. They are all extremely friendly and professional, and provide excellent service. Their rates are also very reasonable. I highly recommend them.” The Eye Doctors of Trinity believes that everyone deserves to have high quality eye care, which is why they accept most insurance plans as well as Medicare. For those patients who do not have vision insurance, they accept CareCredit, which is a healthcare financing program. In addition to the Trinity location, which opened late last year, Dr. Teske also has a location in New Tampa that is very successful. Patients and customers enjoy having the flexibility to see the doctor at either location. The Eye Doctors of Trinity is located at 7813 Mitchell Blvd. Suite 111 in the Trinity Commons shopping center. Hours are Mon., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed Sun. To make an appointment, call (727) 372-2020 or visit them online at www.TheEyeDocs.com.

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Young Trinity Actor Gets Role in U.S. tour of Les Miserables

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ongleaf student Joshua (Josh) Colley and his fraternal twin, Cameron, both “love entertaining.” But it was Joshua who auditioned and landed a dream role from among thousands of applicants across the nation. It’s a key role in the 25th Anniversary U.S. tour of the renowned musical, Les Miserables. Joshua plays the part of Gavroche, a young lad who becomes a street urchin when his parents send him out to live in the street because he would

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have a better life there. Joshua will be singing seven songs, both solo and with the cast. When I asked Josh how he felt about this huge opportunity, he said, “I dreamed a dream and it came true.” Even at his young age, 10, Joshua has had a reasonable amount of experience in acting. Jim Wanker, his music teacher at Longleaf Elementary had cast Joshua in a student play last summer and he had a solo part in the school’s annual Christmas show. Over the 2011 holiday season, Joshua did his first professional performance at the FreeFall Theatre Company in St. Pete. He played the part of Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. He did 22 performances (he had no understudy) and his rendition of the little disabled boy on a crutch earned him raves. “It gave him a huge amount of confidence and some good stagecraft as well,” says his dad, Brad Colley. It is obvious that talent runs in the family. The twins’ mom, Robbie Lynn, has had several roles in produc-

tions at the old Showboat Dinner Theatre and has performed at various venues from Walt Disney World (she played Jasmine in Aladdin shows) to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Joshua’s twin Cameron also sings but he is more of a comedian and is into ventriloquism. He loves puppetry and has been studying with some master puppeteers in the art of puppetry. In 1999, the boys’ parents, Brad and Robbie Lynn, who live in the Longleaf community of Trinity, started the Playin’ Around Theatre Company (PATC). They own, operate and star in children’s productions which go on the road to various schools, libraries, theaters and other venues. “We write, we produce and we present all of our programming,” says Brad. PATC strives to produce quality educational and entertaining adaptations of classic fairy tales – like Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and many more – with singing, dancing and audience participation. (Jack and the Beanstalk

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is currently on tour through May; see below for contact information.) PATC has also held performances at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts center in downtown Tampa as part of TBPAC’s “Wee Folks” series. “The boys have seen all of our rehearsals and performances since they were born,” says Robbie Lynn. “They know most of the lines and the songs in all of the shows and they like to sing along. Both boys have great voices. It’s like they were born on the stage.” Brad says, “Robbie Lynn learned about Les Miserables through backstage.com, a reference a lot of actors

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Robbie Lynn, Joshua and Cameron use to search for upcoming auditions.” Robbie Lynn says, “We immediately did a video of Joshua and sent it, along with a quick letter, to the casting agency; the agency called us back saying they wanted to see Joshua in person.” So the entire family packed up and headed to New York where Joshua’s audition was being held. He had never been on a plane, or in a New York City cab, and he was a bit queasy, but by the time they checked into their hotel, the Marriott Marquis in the theatre district, Josh was fully recovered. Of the thousands who auditioned, it boiled down to six boys,

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one of whom was Josh. The Colley family was still in New York that evening after the audition, and the boys were running around and marveling at their first viewing of snow. They prepared to head home, fully expecting to wait a few weeks before hearing from the producers. Then Brad’s cell phone rang. A producer was on the phone saying how much they loved Joshua’s performance. The producer’s exact words, recalls Brad were, “Joshua blew us away.” A contract would be forthcoming. “It’s unbelievable, we can’t explain how proud of him we are but he’s a consummate professional, the talent is there and the sense of professionalism he displays on stage as well as the rehearsal process surpasses his years for sure. He’s definitely a huge portion of the production. It’s a principal role for sure,” says Brad. Is Cameron jealous of his twin I asked? “No,” says Dad, “he’s proud of him.” Joshua will be missing about 5-6 months of school, but the tour has professional on-tour educators. The first performance of Les Miserables was at the Boston Opera house on March 13; the last will be August 5 in San Francisco. During those five months, the tour will encompass 18

cities throughout the nation. The whole family will be packing up and traveling with the national touring company for the five-month tour. “The main thing is to let Joshua experience this unbelievable opportunity, but for us as well,” says Brad. “It’s about keeping the family unit together. Even though Joshua is doing a professional production, he still has a home life, and a sense of normalcy to it.” When his contract arrived, Joshua told Mr. Wanker, and at his school the news spread like wildfire. Students and teachers congratulated him and wished him well. Joshua will have to join a union. His pay, which has not yet been determined, will go into a college fund. And back at the PATC says Brad, “Casey Wilson, who has been with us for almost four years now, will be helping us out with our company while we’re away. We have a repertoire of actors that we work with who will be taking our positions in the programming.” PATC charges a school or library about $400 per performance. It includes a 45-minute live educational musical production presented by live actor educators. It also includes study

guides for all of the programs that contain pre- and post-show activities, as well as the educational content presented during the program. One can call any of the theaters listed on the PATC web site, to get information about when performances will take place at a particular theatre, or the Colleys can bring the show to you. The PATC is located at 3803 Zachary St. in New Port Richey. For information, visit playnaround.com or telephone: (727) 376-0303.

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Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. Turning Your Dreams into a Reality! By Alexis Selby Whether you are looking to build a beautiful quality home or make some renovations to an existing home, you will find the expertise you are looking for with Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. The company is committed to craftsmanship and exceptional service at a very reasonable price.

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Owners Rhonda and Steve Costa have over 20 years of homebuilding experience and pride themselves in designing affordable, quality custom homes for every budget and taste. They believe in building homes with outstanding craftsmanship and attention to every detail. "Everybody has a budget," states Steve. "No matter what your budget is, we will work with you and

give you the house of your dreams." They believe in no hidden costs or fees and will give you the total cost of your project up-front before a contract is signed. With the help of their loyal, professional subcontractors, whom they have spent years working with, Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. really takes the hassle and stress out of the building process. When you build with them, you can leave the work to their capable hands and just sit back and relax as the professionals take care of the rest. When you sign a contract with Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc., you also get a personal designer who will work with you and help you design your house exactly how you want it. The company offers many unique custom models and designs and can either work with your blue print plan or design you a whole new plan with the help of talented home designer David Mango. Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. specializes in ADA/SAH/Specially Adapted Housing for those needing wheelchair accessible features throughout their home. They also offer room or whole house re-

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modeling, room additions, detached garages, new commercial buildings and commercial renovations. Randy and Cheryl M. are thrilled with the results they received from Sunrise and happily state, "We can't express enough how much we enjoyed working with Rhonda and Steve Costa at Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. There are no hidden costs with them and what you see is what you get. They talked us through the whole construction process and told us they could build our house in 4 to 6 months while other builders were giving us at least a 12-month construction time. The whole process went like clockwork and the Costas kept us informed with each stage of the building process. The Costas treated our home as if it was their home that they were building. Our house was completed in four months and it is absolutely beautiful. We would recommend them to anyone who is looking at having a home built." Before building your home, Rhonda and Steve give you the opportunity to see first-hand what the finished product will look like by

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showing you a computerized, three- dimensional design of the house, including furniture and accessories. This great feature enables you to see how everything fits together, allowing you to make any necessary changes and alterations before the building process be- Sunrise Homes & Renovations, Inc. offers professionalism, has no hidden fees and delivers a beautiful end result. You’ll love your home! gins. thing I was nervous about doing. Steve and Rhonda do an excelFlorida Certified Building From the beginning, I liked their no- able 24/7, should you have any lent job of keeping their out-of-state questions or concerns and take pride Contractor # CBC1254207 nonsense approach with giving me clients up-to-speed on the building For more information or to in delivering great customer service process. They take pictures and thor- one set, up-front price. I felt better schedule a consultation, please to all of their clients. When you knowing that once I signed the conoughly record the progression of the contact Steve or Rhonda at (352) work with Rhonda and Steve, you are tract, there would not be any addiconstruction process and every Fri398-6790, e-mail SCosta@gate.net more than a client, but a friend as tional money that I would owe for day send the photos and updates to or visit well. their clients. They want to make you the house. The weekly e-mail upwww.SunriseHomesFL.com. feel as comfortable as possible and do dates with photos assured me that I had chosen the best builder. Thanks all they can to make sure you get exfor making my dream home a realactly what you want. Eddie C. from San Diego writes, ity!" Sunrise Homes & Renovations, "I would like to thank Sunrise Inc. is a very honest, hard-working Homes for making my home buildbusiness and will give you a quality ing experience so easy. Living in San product at an extremely reasonable Diego while I was having a home price. Steve and Rhonda are availbuilt in Florida is definitely some-

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“Designer Elegance at Affordable Prices”

By Katie Thomas Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique has arrived in Palm Harbor, fresh and full of exciting designer boutique items that are sure to make your wardrobe sparkle. Located on U.S. 19 North behind Lee Roy Selmon’s, Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique recently opened on December 19th and is proud to provide the local area with a fabulous new place to find top fashions at a great price!

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Owner Toni Positano moved to the area in 1987 from Albany, New York with her husband and son David. In 1994, Toni was blessed with a second son and a new business to run; Nikki’s of New York Consignment opened on Klosterman Road, named after Toni’s bouncing baby boy Nicholas who has been raised in and out of the shop. This December, Toni opened the doors of Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique to provide a new line of products and upscale merchandise.

Nikki’s has unique and exquisite boutique lines not found in department stores. “I opened the Glitz & Glam Boutique because I wanted to try another avenue where I had the opportunity to purchase the merchandise I was selling,” says Toni. “It gives me the advantage to make custom orders for shoppers, which is something I can’t do at Nikki’s of New York Consignment.” Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique is dedicated to making you feel like a

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million dollars without you having to spend it. You will receive personal attention at Nikki’s that allows for a smooth and fun shopping experience. Walk into Glitz & Glam and tell Toni what your unique style entails; she will find the perfect and glamorous item that will make you feel fabulous, as you step out in style! Toni visits Atlanta, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas to attend apparel markets, in order to bring her customers the best quality, trendy and high fashion products. There are many prod-

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headbands or belts, Joseph Ribkoff fashions (Ms. America sponsor), and a full line of beautiful jewelry and accessories, many made with authentic stones. Toni knows how to help you choose an accessory that is more than just a necklace or bracelet; she helps you pick out something that is a unique piece of art to add to the beautiful canvas that is you! Toni gave me a beautifully made scarf when I visited her store. It was the perfect weight for our Florida weather and it dressed up my usual t-shirt and jeans look. I’ve got my eye on a pair of embellished, rhinestone cowgirl boots in red at Nikki’s; the boots you can step into and feel like you’re steppin’ with attitude! (L) Alex Gargano, a Mitchell High Junior wearing a Tony Bowls gown (R) Alex Gasparino, a Dunedin High School Senior in Sherri Hill ucts unique to the area and some with European flair. Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique carries European designs such as Dolce Vita, graphic tees with bling, Miss Me jeans, Mary Frances collectible bags, Christina Alexander belts designed with beautiful Swarovski crystals, embellished Anthony Alexander belts, ornamental scarves that can also serve as

Glamorous Dresses Galore! Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique has fantastic dresses that are absolutely unique and will have you feeling like one-of-a-kind. Toni wanted a boutique that would cater to girls and women of all ages looking for the perfect dress, glamorous for any occasion. Whether you are looking for the perfect prom gown, cocktail mini-dress, pageant attire, mother’s dress for a wedding or just something that you

can wear out and rock the night away, Nikki’s Glitz & Glam has a great selection to choose from. Nikki’s carries designer dresses from Jovani, Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Claudine from Alyce Designs, and more. Girls can enjoy exclusivity by coming in early and choosing their prom dress, and Nikki’s will not sell that same dress to any other girl from the same school. Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique has apparel that fits all your needs, from casual to elegant. Toni says, “We are able to fulfill your wardrobe dreams between our two stores. We have everything from casual to glamorous to fit every budget!” Toni has some great events planned for the future. She will be hosting three prom fashion shows at local schools over the next couple of months. Toni has plans to offer private shopping parties for girls’ nights out; you will be able to hang out with your friends, have a glass of wine and shop the night away, in a fun and beautiful atmosphere! Toni is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and has hosted fundraising events for Relay for Life and the Ronald McDonald House, by putting on accessory shows and do-

nating a portion of the proceeds to the charities. Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique has a glittering, bright future ahead. Be sure to check out this fun, unique shop where Toni will help you fulfill your fashion dreams. Toni truly appreciates the support she has received and wishes to thank everyone who has helped her along the way. She says, “I am so grateful to my husband (Nick), my sons (David & Nicky), daughter-in-law Kathy, Dad Sam and Mom Mari Rose. Special thanks to friends Hank and Jan Belcher for all your hard work, essentially building the interior of the boutique. A wonderful shout out to Jill Wild at Wild By Design for all the wonderful glitzy decorating and patience! Finally, thanks to all others who participated in different ways (too many to mention).” Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique is located at 34246 U.S. 19 North in Palm Harbor. For more information call (727) 785-3399. Make sure you visit their website at www.nikkisglitzandglamboutique.c om and “like” Nikki’sGlitzNGlamBoutique on Facebook and for the latest news and specials!


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Come and join the Angel Family! See what some of our loyal customers have to say! $75 OFF Deep Spring Cleaning Special ongratulations on 20 years in the business to Donna and her teams. Donna and The Cleaning Angels initially came to my home in 2010 to offer an evaluation of my cleaning needs. It took only one visit to recognize that their service was considerably different than my previous ones. Their reliability, honesty and dedication to excellent service has proven itself again and again. -Michelle Marquis, Clearwater, Florida

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We have used The Cleaning Angel Cleaning Service for the past two and a half years. Every two weeks we are more than satisfied with the service especially with Ileah who has been the head of the cleaning team that services our home. Their work is a very thorough professional cleaning. They are always prompt, courteous, trustworthy and willing to adapt to our schedule. Along with the regular cleaning each time, they include the baseboards, light fixtures and ceiling fans, blinds and much much more. Our home is always sparkling every time. -Sue and John Kelly Wyntree, New Port Richey, FL I hired the Cleaning Angels over a year ago to help keep my house clean, so I would have time to pick up more shifts at work, to help make ends meet. On my initial interview with Donna Ferrante, she came to my home and we walked through the house together. She gave details of her business and work ethic and expectations for customer satisfaction. Donna and her staff are extremely personable and very professional. I feel like everyone cares if I am satisfied or not. The Cleaning Angels staff has gone above and beyond to work with my husband and my difficult work schedules. I highly recommend the Cleaning Angels to assist in housing maintenance. They do a great job, they are reasonably priced, and with the time I save from having to clean the house myself, I am able to pick up extra shifts at work and do other errands and chores. Love, Love, Love!!!! -Jennifer Mugianis, Tarpon Springs, FL We have used The Cleaning Angel for just over a year and I wonder how we ever got by without them! Our first meeting was with the company's owner, Donna; she made us feel very confident and comfortable about the service her company would be providing. Donna assured us that what was promised would be delivered because it was her name on the line. As business owners ourselves the message was loud and clear and we decided to give them a try. The Cleaning Angel has provided the phenomenal service that Donna promised and more. Our regular team, Ivonne and Anna are dependable, honest, pleasant, hardworking and efficient. They come in and get the job done. Thank you "Cleaning Angels" for making the task of maintaining my home easier on me! -Esther and Michael Halman, Crescent Oaks, Tarpon Springs, FL

Before I started with the Cleaning Angels, I had tried numerous cleaning services. I was never happy with the results until I met Donna six years ago. She actually was still cleaning herself at that time. Congratulations for expanding your business and making it to 20 years. The service is always excellent - they are prompt, efficient, professional, and their appearance is always great. They always have the correct products and equipment and their attention to detail goes above and beyond. My current lead is Ileah and she has been cleaning my house for several years and I just love her. I am very active in the Trinity community and have recommended the Cleaning Angels to many people. -Sandy Alekson, Champions Club, Trinity, FL

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Nine years ago, I was looking for a cleaning lady and found Donna. At that time she went by Donna’s Cleaning Service. She cleaned my home herself for about two years. When she broke her foot and had to hire girls to help out, I initially was concerned. However that concern was short lived as Donna trains her girls to clean exactly like she does. Since then these girls come into my home and do their magic. I have many disabilities and they go way beyond to make sure that my house is clean and that I am happy. They do special things for me to make my life easier. I want to thank Sandy who use to clean my home and now is in the office with Donna. Congratulations for all your accomplishments Donna! -Fran Mischler, Port Richey, FL I have had the great pleasure of hiring and being in the company of the Cleaning Angels Cleaning Service. They are incredibly accommodating and have superior customer service. I have rarely come across a service organization that is so professional and extremely pleasant to work with. Every time "the Angels " come to my house, it gets better and better. Budget cuts have hit the majority of Americans, but I will give up other things before I would ever consider giving up "my Angels". -Tina Redmond, Keystone Bluffs, Tarpon Springs, FL The Cleaning Angel has been a consistent and dependable cleaning service, working around our family, house guests and home construction. They have been responsive to our special requests and once they know what we like, they provide great value added customer service. I would recommend them to others. -Susan Rolston, East Lake Woodlands, Oldsmar, FL I was looking for a cleaning service and was referred to The Cleaning Angels. I didn’t think they would come this far but called them anyway and they were more than happy to put me in their schedule. I live a 440 West and the girls are cleaning up this town. There have been a lot of unhappy people in the Clearwater Beach area and now word is out. We finally found the best. Congratulations Donna and so happy to have found you. -Katherine Sullivan, Clearwater Beach, FL As far as I am concerned there is only one cleaning service in the Tampa Bay area and that is the Cleaning Angels. They came into my home the first time and did a deep spring clean and was I ever blown away. I have never seen a cleaning service do the detail work these girls did. Donna sent four girls and they stayed for seven hours and my home is about 2700 sf. They hand washed all my baseboards, did the blinds in a three step process, washed every door and door frame in the whole house, moved every little knick knack and got into every little corner possible. Two weeks before I used a different service that promised a spring clean. They sent two girls that stayed in my home for 2-½ hours. After throwing my money away I was referred to Donna by someone in Land o Lakes. I’ve told many people if you are looking for your home to be cleaned correctly, don’t waste your time on other maid services. Call the Cleaning Angels if you want it done right and you will never have to find anyone else. Congratulations on your 20 years and hope you have many, many more. -Betty Bennett, Odessa, FL

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Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10 – Better Than Ever! By Amy Paterson Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10, located at 37912 US Highway 19, has been a favorite venue for locals for the past 17 years. The comfortable and friendly home-town theater enjoyed by so many of us over the years was beginning to show a bit of wear, but not anymore! If you haven’t visited lately, you’ll feel like you are entering a brand new movie theater. Muvico Palm Harbor 10 recently had a complete makeover and added several new features to further enhance your movie-going experience. Now equipped with three 3-D houses, one D-BOX house, and completely new surround-sound speakers; Muvico Palm Harbor 10 is taking audiences to a whole new level of entertainment. Going to the movies is always a great treat; a little block of time to let your mind escape the everyday and indulge in bigger-than-life action while watching favorite stars on the big screen. There is something nostalgic about the smell of freshly popped popcorn thick in the air as you enter to

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pick your seat and settle in; everyone chatting amongst themselves, as they anxiously await the start of the movie. Finally, the lights dim and the audience stills as the movie reel begins. I was 13 years old in 1995 when Muvico opened in Palm Harbor. My friends were equally as excited as I was about the new movie house, because this gave us something to look forward to every weekend for years to come! This movie theater that has housed some of the greatest memories of my youth – in line with friends, movie posters up in lights, excitedly discussing which one to see next – will always hold a special place in my heart. It is an honor to share all of the improvements that our local Muvico has recently made with Neighborhood News & Lifestyles readers. Upon entering the newly renovated theater you will immediately notice the freshly painted walls in rich amber tones and brand new wall-towall carpeting. The snack bar now includes the Muvi-Bar, which offers beer and wine for the enjoyment of those aged 21

Everything at Muvico Palm Harbor 10 has been upgraded to provide guests with a phenomenal movie experience, inside and out! the remodeled movie houses! All 10 and up. The concession stand still has movie houses have been completely all your traditional favorite candies, revamped with fresh paint, new carpet, popcorn, and nachos with cheese and and new top-of-the-line seats, screens, jalapenos (if you prefer), but now the and speakers. extended menu offers more variety, The old cloth seats have been resuch as Buffalo chicken wings, deepplaced with new vinyl seats that are fried macaroni-and-cheese, hot dogs, easily cleaned and super comfortable. mozzarella sticks, pizza and more! You will be completely relaxed in these Now you can do dinner and a movie ultra-plush seats as you sit back and all in one stop. Not a bad idea for a enjoy your movie. date night, if you ask me. In the remodeling process, MuThe modifications don’t stop at vico Palm Harbor 10 replaced their the snack bar; just wait until you see

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The Muvi-Bar has many more food choices and offers beer and wine now, and in the theater you’ll find an enhanced experience with all new seats, including D-BOX seats, and new Sony 4K Digital Cinema projectors. ahead or go online to reserve your seat old projectors with new Sony 4K Digi- is truly something you should experias D-BOX tickets are limited and sell tal Cinema projectors that offer the ence for yourself and it’s free to try; out fast. Imagine how fun it will be to clearest and crispest picture possible. Muvico offers a D-BOX demonstraNo more 35mm, scratch film – it’s an tion in the lobby of the theater. There experience some of the new and upimmersive digital experience. are two D-BOX seats set up in front of coming releases in D-BOX – maybe Disney’s John Carter or the highly anFor those of you who like to take a flat-screen TV so that you and anyour movie experience to a heightened other can experience a demo. I tried it ticipated March 23rd premiere of The Hunger Games, the best-selling trilogy level of sensation, Muvico Palm Harout and it was extremely cool. Each written for young adults that enrapbor 10 now has the luxury of three 3seat has its own intensity control so tured readers of all ages. D houses and one with D-BOX seats. that you can set it to your liking. I All tickets can be purchased ahead Some movies are offered in 3-D while tried mine on full intensity and, wow, of time by going online to and then sitting in a D-BOX seat, combining vi- what a ride it was! select the Palm Harbor 10 theater for sual and motion effects. Treat yourself to a movie at the a full list of movies and times – your The D-BOX seats offer motion newly remodeled and upgraded Mueffects that make you feel like you are vico in Palm Harbor for a movie-going movie escape is only a click away! Or do it the old-fashioned way and head actually in the movie, by perfectly syn- experience like you’ve never had before. If you are interested in viewing a down to the box office to purchase chronizing your chair’s motion with tickets in person from one of the movie in a D-BOX seat, please call the action portrayed on the screen. It

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friendly employees at Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10. Gift cards are available for purchase and make great presents for anyone who enjoys going to the movies. Stop in today to get yours and to see the beautifully enhanced and upgraded Palm Harbor10 – now better than ever! Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10 is located at 37912 US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor. Visit online at www.Muvico.com or give them a call at (727) 944-2282 for more information.

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Trinity Spine Center Takes Patient Care to New Heights here,” explains Dr. Jorit Wijnmaalen, DPT, MBA, MTC, who is the Director of the Trinity Spine Wellness Center. “One of the most important aspects of our patient care is the communication that we have with one another. We are never more than a phone call away and patients see that and really appreciate it.”

By Kim Thomas If you’ve ever suffered from spinal pain, then you have already had a glimpse of how debilitating it can be. Spinal pain affects virtually every aspect of one’s life, compromising mobility and body function. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but in many cases it can be completely avoided. When you need to be evaluated by a doctor for spinal pain, it makes sense to visit a facility where every aspect of your care is addressed in one location. Trinity Spine Center and Trinity Spine Wellness Center, located at 2040 Short Avenue in Odessa (just off of SR 54), offers everything patients need to get moving again, all in one location. Not only specializing in the treatment of every type of spinal disorder, the everexpanding Trinity Spine Center helps patients with a great variety of needs, from carpal tunnel to rehab for sports injuries, and more. Victor Hayes, MD, and Farhan Siddiqi, MD, opened Trinity Spine Center in November 2006 and in 2009 the doctors planned and built a state-of-the-art facility that is designed

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to put the needs of patients first. Trinity Spine Center and Trinity Spine Wellness Center patients enjoy the convenience of having all of their care onsite – from diagnostic tests to physical therapy, chiropractic care, responsible pain management and rehabilitation. Patients also have access to the nutritionist/dietitian, who teaches them to make better food choices for optimum health. The spine surgeons at Trinity Spine Center realize that surgery is not always the only solution to a problem. Dr. Siddiqi and Dr. Hayes agree that their primary goal is to improve each patient’s pain and discomfort with conservative care, where possible. Depending upon the severity of the problem, spinal surgery may be the only option; if so, Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi are two of the finest surgeons in the region who focus on managing their patients’ care beyond the operating room. They have put together an exceptional team of physicians who work with one another to ensure that every patient is getting the best care possible. “We have a shared philosophy

Introducing Dr. Casey O’Donnell The newest physician of Trinity Spine Center is Casey J. O’Donnell, DO, FAAPMR DABPM. Dr. O’Donnell is a Physiatrist with specializations in Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He moved here from the northeast and even though he has only been with Trinity Spine Center since January 3 of this year, he says that he has already bonded with many patients. When I met Dr. O’Donnell, it was easy to see how his patients love him; he is open and friendly, with a kind demeanor that puts you at ease. Dr. O’Donnell is excited to be working with likeminded physicians. He has known Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi for a long time and was friends with Dr. Siddiqi even before the two attended medical school. Dr. O’Donnell completed medical school at the University of New England – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002, followed by his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ/Kessler Institute in New Jersey, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his senior year. Following the completion of his residency in 2006, he completed fellowship training in Interventional Spine Procedures and Pain Management at Performance Spine and Sports Physicians in Pottstown, PA. Dr.

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O’Donnell is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Board Certified in Pain Medicine. Bringing an extra dimension of care to Trinity Casey O’Donnell, Spine Center’s DO, FAAPMR, patients, Dr. DABPM O’Donnell specializes in the treatment of spasticity and dystonia, electromyography, and responsible pain management that includes medication when appropriate as well as multidisciplinary rehabilitation which empowers the patient to play a vital role in their recovery, helping them to achieve the most functional, productive lifestyle possible. Dr. O’Donnell’s philosophy is to treat patients’ pain with the best available treatment options and minimal side effects or drug interactions; therefore, he performs a variety of potentially therapeutic and diagnostic procedures to determine the needs of each patient and doesn’t accept patients solely for the long term maintenance of opioid medications. “As a physiatrist, my background is in rehabilitation and my goal is to get patients moving and back to a normal, active lifestyle,” says Dr. O’Donnell. He utilizes diagnostic tools such as EMG/NCS (electromyography and nerve conduction studies (for carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, etc.) and ultrasound which allows “live action” viewing of the tissues. Some of the procedures he performs include:

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epidural steroid injections and facet injections (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar); trigger point injections; nerve blocks; SI joint injections; Botox injections for blepharospasm, cosmesis, cervical dystonia, focal dystonia, sialorrhea, and spasticity using electrostimulation, electromyography and palpation; plus many more such as ultrasound guided injections. Meet the Rest of the Doctors Jorit Wijnmaalen, DPT, MBA, MTC, or “Dr. J” as his patients call him, received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Augustine University; this after graduating from the University of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands with a BSPT. He also holds a MBA from The American InterContinental University in Chicago, IL. The Director of Trinity Spine Wellness Center, Dr. Wijnmaalen is insistent on helping patients to realize that no matter what their age, size or condition, it is possible to do some form of exercise which greatly contributes to their overall wellbeing. Ronald F. Stacey II, DC, is a Board Certified Chiropractor, is available at Trinity Spine Wellness Center to provide chiropractic services to patients. Dr. Stacey received his chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic and has been with the Trinity Spine Center since 2009. Dr. Stacey holds a MS in Exercise Physiology from Florida International University and a BS in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University. Nathan A. Possert, PT, DPT, is a 1998 graduate of East Lake High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy for four years, where he was a quarter master and a search and rescue swimmer. Following the Navy, he earned his AA degree at St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs where he graduated with honors in 2004. Stay-

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The doctors at Trinity Spine Center and Trinity Spine Wellness Center, (L-R): Farhan Siddiqi, MD; Victor Hayes, MD; Nathan Possert, PT, DPT; Jorit Wijnmaalen, DPT, MBA, MTC; Ronald Stacey II, DC ing in the area, Dr. Possert attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and earned a BS in Athletic Training, graduating with honors in 2006. Since graduating with his Doctorate, Dr. Possert has worked in the outpatient facility setting full time and the hospital setting part time. Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi are equally double fellowship (specialized training after one’s residency) trained in both minimally invasive spinal surgery and major reconstructive surgery of the spine (including pain management and spinal injections). Dr. Hayes carried out his fellowships at the Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Phoenix as well as the Maryland Spinal Reconstructive Surgery Center. Dr. Siddiqi performed his fellowships at the Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Maryland Spinal Reconstructive and Scoliosis Surgery Center. Both surgeons are supremely qualified and received their Doctorates from the prestigious Cornell University in New York. Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi are both Board Certified in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery and both doctors travel nationally teaching endoscopic surgery procedures. Both doctors perform surgeries at the Medical Center of Trinity.

Patient Appreciation Trinity Spine Center’s doctors truly appreciate their patients and make every effort to let patients know it, and in turn, the patients are very happy overall. “We recently did a survey and got back 250 responses and out of those 100 percent said that they would refer a friend or family member,” explains Dr. “J” Wijnmaalen. “And 96 percent say that the doctors spend an adequate amount of time with them.” Here is another statistic that speaks volumes: Dr. Wijnmaalen says that 93-94 percent of Trinity Spine Center’s patients show major improvement without surgery. Trinity Spine Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Patient Appreciation Day and Open House on April 7, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Like last year’s event, there will be fun for all, plenty of good food and refreshments, an Open House, and informational lectures regarding chiropractic, nutritional and spinal care. Dr “J” is heading up the event and has some new things planned for this year. The Ironman competitor teases, “I exercise just a little.” In an effort to help folks realize that exercise can be fun and beneficial, Dr. “J” has planned a 5K and a onemile “run/walk/crawl.” He says, “We want everyone to

know that this is a fun, non-competitive event. I don’t care if they run, walk or crawl; our objective is to provide a way to get people inspired. It’s not about winning; it is about motivating yourself, saying, ‘Yes, I can do that.’” Participation in the non-competitive run is free and includes a t-shirt, and you don’t have to be a patient to participate. In fact, the Patient Appreciation Day and Open House is a great time to meet the doctors and staff of Trinity Spine Center in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Trinity Spine Center accepts Medicare and most major insurances and is happy to accept new patients. Since opening, Trinity Spine Center has treated more than 11,000 patients. Trinity Spine Center and Trinity Spine Wellness Center is located at 2040 Short Ave., off of S.R. 54. Trinity Spine Center’s phone is (727) 372-9922 and its hours are Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trinity Spine Wellness Center’s phone is (727) 807-3101 and is open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.TrinitySpine.com, where you will find a YouTube link. “Like” Trinity Spine Center on Facebook for all of the latest events and lecture dates.

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The HoneyBaked Ham Store, the Easy Way to a Perfectly Delicious Easter Dinner

By Kim Thomas There is no need this year to stress yourself out trying to put together an Easter feast that will please everyone at the table, not with The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store nearby in Longleaf Town Center, just off of Starkey Boulevard and conveniently close to East Lake, New Port Richey, Odessa, Trinity and beyond. The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store will be open March 13 – April 9 for the Easter Season at 3104 Town Avenue, Suite 106, next to Havana Dreamers Café, which, by the way,

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has a delicious café con leche that is definitely worth stopping in for. This year, if you want to spend less time at the grocery store, on the road and in the kitchen, and more quality time enjoying family and friends; you can order everything you need for a delicious, special meal, and all at a very affordable price! All you have to do is pick it up, heat up the sides, put the cake and pies on a pretty plate and the perfectly delicious spiral-cut HoneyBaked Ham on a beautiful platter and RELAX! It really can be as simple as that, no matter how big your party is. You can order everything from The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store in Longleaf that you can order from any of the full-service stores of The HoneyBaked Ham Company. Lisa Shippy-Gonzalez and Rudy Gonzalez own The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Port Richey, located in the Walmart plaza on US 19 N in Port Richey; Lisa says they plan to move

the store to Trinity in 2013. This industrious couple also owns Havana Dreamers Café in Longleaf; in the adjacent suite, they open up the satellite store for HoneyBaked Ham during the holiday seasons so that people in the area don’t have to travel to get their delicious holiday specialties. “We will have the same things here (at the satellite store) as we do at The HoneyBaked Ham Company,” says Lisa. “You’ll be able to see the hams and pick out the products you want just like in a normal retail store. We can make your Easter meal easier and everything tastes homemade – it’s phenomenal! What people fail to realize is that by the time they buy all of the ingredients and put in all the time and effort into cooking, you’ve lost time with your family and friends.” Even though customers can just come in and pick out a ham, Lisa strongly recommends that you place

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your order ahead of time to ensure that you will get the size ham you want. Holiday Feast – Simple & Savory The HoneyBaked Main Event menu offers everything you need to provide a delicious meal that is both convenient and affordable. HoneyBaked Hams can be ordered as halfham (7 – 11 lbs.), quarter-ham (4.5 – 6 lbs.) or boneless (3.5 – 5 lbs.). If your family is in the mood for barbecue, you’ll love the Ultimate BBQ

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Order everything your family loves from HoneyBaked Ham for a stress-free, affordable Easter dinner that everyone will love! Pork Roast (3 lbs.) or the tasty BBQ Ribs. If turkey is on your menu, order a fresh, tender and juicy whole turkey from HoneyBaked Ham in three delicious flavors: roasted, smoked, or Cajun. Turkey breast is available in roasted or smoked. You also can order HoneyBaked Ham or turkey by the slice. Additionally, heat-andserve side dishes include classic favorites such as: Yukon gold mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, sweet potato soufflé, broccoli rice casserole, macaroni and cheese, delicious cinnamon apples, cornbread dressing and turkey gravy. Dessert is a big part of family gatherings and HoneyBaked offers

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southern pecan pie, creamy cheesecake, deluxe carrot cake, a sampler cheesecake and “My Grandma’s of New England” coffee cake. Whether you want to feed an entire family, bring a dish or platter to a gathering of family or friends, The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store is the perfect answer! Catering Specialties HoneyBaked’s catering service is perfect year-round, whether you are hosting a party or putting together a perfect picnic, offering choices like their Signature Platter, which allows you to combine your choices of ham, smoked or roasted turkey breast, or roast beef. For just one dollar more

per serving, your meat platter will also include crisp lettuce, ripe tomato slices and cheddar and Swiss cheeses. Homestyle side items available on the catering menu include Broccoli Bacon Bliss Salad, Mandarin Pineapple Dream Salad and Potato Salad. Fresh salad bowl choices serve approximately six and include the Signature HoneyBaked Cobb, grilled chicken Caesar and fresh garden greens. The Cookie Temptation (2 dozen) and Brownie Indulgence (serves 14-18) platters are sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Neighborhood News & Lifestyles had its company Christmas party catered by Lisa, which offered us the unique advantage of having the choice to order fare from both The HoneyBaked Ham menu and Havana Dreamers Café. Lisa did a fabulous job and everything was delicious! The HoneyBaked Ham Company has the ability and the knowhow to cater anything from luncheons and corporate office parties to traditional Holiday dinners. Spring is in the air, the weather is fine and it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy quality time with friends and

family, so skip the work and enjoy more sunshine and egg hunting! The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Port Richey is located at 8637 US 19 in Port Richey and that number is (727) 815-3739. To reach The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store in Trinity’s Longleaf, located at 3104 Town Ave., Suite 106, please call (727) 807-7883. Visit honeybakedonline.com for a full description of items or to print store coupons.

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“Dentistry” Continued from page 1 She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and then earned a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida, where she graduated 7th in her class. A true Gator fan, Dr. Amanda stayed on in Gainesville to complete a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry through UF, and then moved back to our area to begin working with patients. After successfully working with patients in Palm Harbor for three years, she and her husband Gabe, who is the business manager, wanted to create a practice where she would be able to do what she loved while being close to home and raising a family. “This practice grows with me and my family,” says Dr. Amanda. She adds, “Being a parent helps me to better understand and being a mom is the biggest asset that I have.” Dr. Amanda designed her new practice with families in mind, and opened this state-of-the-art facility in 2009. Clearly designed by a dentist who is a mom, the waiting room and the patient care rooms accommodate parents, siblings and family members

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who want to be there to watch and to help to soothe the nerves of their little ones (not that they’ll need it!). The treatment area is clean, open and welcoming, and it makes children feel comfortable that they are in a room where other children are having their teeth cleaned too. There are TV monitors above each treatment chair so that kids can enjoy their favorite movies while they get their teeth cleaned, and most importantly, the calm and experienced approach of Dr. Amanda makes going to the dentist a breeze for kids and parents alike. Parents who wait in

the waiting room are treated to HiDef TVs, free Wi-Fi access and a coffee bar, while the kids get a chance to visit the coveted “Treasure Tower” when they are finished with their visit. Suncoast Pediatric Dentistry has the best in technology for her patients; for example, she only uses digital xrays because they provide a fraction of Dr. Amanda has a great way with children, helping the radiation that them to feel comfortable and relaxed regular dental x-rays typically emit, and child to treat, and less expensive as well. she makes sure that all of her patients Prevention is the key to successful wear lead body aprons and shields that dental care throughout childhood, but limit radiation exposure. That said, unsometimes treatment becomes necestreated dental decay is a much more sary. In addition to providing cleanings imposing threat than the minimal radiand fillings, Dr. Amanda performs exation that is given off during the comtractions and space maintenance to help prehensive x-rays. Dental x-rays are an children have a beautiful and healthy extremely important diagnostic tool smile as they grow. Dr. Amanda can that allows the doctor to see the true also provide appliances for children health of the teeth in a way that a cliniwith more serious jaw alignment issues cal or visual exam would not allow. due to things like thumb-sucking. She Dental problems that are caught early can also provide parents with a preenough can be much easier on the scription for fluoride vitamins, as fluo-

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show that children who go to the dentist before their first birthday take care of their teeth better throughout their lives than children who did not see a dentist. Dr. Amanda says, “We see a lot of issues in children at the age of three that we could have preDr. Amanda Velazquez designed Suncoast Pediatric vented [had we seen Dentistry to be comfortable & convenient for families that child earlier].” Suncoast Pediride is an important part of preventive atric Dentistry treats patients from dental maintenance, and fluoride is no birth until young adulthood, and Dr. longer available in Pasco County’s Amanda says it’s important for water. teenagers and young adults to continue It’s important for children to be to come back and see her when they brought in to see their dentist early; in are home for break between semesters fact, while many people make the mistake of waiting until their children have at school. Kids often drop off the face of the map when they are in college, all 20 of their teeth, Dr. Amanda tries and it is important for them to know to educate parents that The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry believes that they can still come and see their dentist and continue the preventive that children should be seen as early as treatment in an environment that they when they receive their first tooth – that means as early as 4-6 months! This are already comfortable with throughout those important years. enables the doctor to take a look at the The goal at Suncoast Pediatric child’s mouth, jaw and tooth developDentistry is to make everyone as comment, and so that the child will have fortable as possible, which is why she what is called a “dental home.” Studies offers nitrous oxide treatment, con-

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scious sedation and IV Sedation with a Pediatric Anesthesiologist when necessary. She is very conservative, and only uses treatments such as these when necessary, but they are available and can make a child’s experience a much better one if a lot of treatment is necessary. “What sets us apart is that in addition to treating children of all ages, we treat patients that have special needs, like patients with Down syndrome, patients with birth defects or patients with autism,” says Dr. Amanda. “I also believe that education is important, and we go out to many of the local schools to teach children the importance of taking care of their teeth.”

Dr. Amanda Velazquez is devoted to the children in her practice. She goes the extra mile to make each child comfortable and to give them the best possible care. She has an open door policy with parents, and she is looking forward to watching the children in our community grow and smile. Suncoast Pediatric Dentistry is located at 2640 Sumerian Drive in Land O’ Lakes and it is open Tues. – Fri., from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. To make an appointment, please call (813) 235-4960; visit www.SuncoastPedo.com for additional information.

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“Ierna’s” Continued from page 1 The company has received many awards and recognition from Bryant. The Bryant Dealer of the Year Award is designed to acknowledge Bryant dealers that stand above the rest. “Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is proud to be honored with this prestigious award,” says Charlene. “The hard work and dedication of the entire Ierna’s team is what makes our company stand out at this level within the United States.” Ierna’s Heating and Cooling also has been awarded the Medal of Excellence for Southeast United States numerous times, which just goes to show how dedicated they are to providing top-ofthe-line work. On a local level, Ierna’s has been deemed Central Chapel Chamber’s Business of the Year and Wesley Chapel Chamber’s Business of the Year. Air conditioning and heating, paired with clean air quality is important to your family’s health and happiness; at Ierna’s Heating and Cooling the professional team will guide you in finding the right services or products you need to make your home a warm (or cool) welcoming home.

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Products and Services Ierna’s provides customers with expert installers, knowledgeable and experienced technicians, and top-rated customer service from a friendly staff. Ierna’s Heating and Cooling provides service to residential, commercial and new construction. Estimates are free along with second opinions on change outs and upgrades. Ierna’s has an emergency service and repair system that includes same day and after hour services. Clean air is simply healthier, and Ierna’s wide selection of air purification systems, duct cleaning and duct sanitizing will optimize the air quality in your home and give your family an overall healthier place to breathe. Ierna’s sells Energy Star products so you will experience ongoing savings. One of the newest products that Ierna’s has to offer is the Nest thermostat, developed by the guys who brought you the iPhone. The Nest is a learning thermostat and has been built to program itself in order to save you energy costs. You can program the Nest from your phone, laptop or tablet no matter where you are. The Nest remembers how you like your thermostat set and after a week will remember how you programmed it and will make a schedule based upon your selections. This innovative design

is being offered from Ierna’s Heating and Cooling; their staff will give you a full rundown on how it works and why the thermostat will cut back on your energy expenses. Reputation is Everything Ierna’s Heating and Cooling has built itself from a small at-home office to the booming business it is today. Through the worst recession we have seen in years, Ierna’s stood strong by sticking to their business plan; excellent customer service, fair prices and community involvement. Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is moving to a

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new location in Lutz off of Highway 41, but you will still find the same friendly smiles and amazing service at the newer location! Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is located off Highway 41 in Lutz. The new location will be 18843 U.S. Highway 41 North in Lutz. Call (813) 948-6355 for more information or visit . Check out their Facebook page and see all the pictures from community organizations that Ierna’s has been involved in.

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SHARPE PROFESSIONAL ROOFING, LLC

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“Calendar” Continued from page 6 limited so call now for tickets – (727) 534-7696; $5 advance, $10 at the door RRHS. All proceeds benefit RRHS Alumni’s Wall of Honor and provide scholarships to graduating seniors.

A Dash For Cover 2012

Sat., May 19, 8 AM—To raise awareness of melanoma, Palm Harbor Dermatology Cancer and Laser Surgery Center is hosting a 5K race and a 1-mile family fun walk at beautiful John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor. The month of May is all about “Saving the Skin You’re In.” Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with melanoma being the most deadly. Every hour of every day someone dies from melanoma.

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With prevention we can save lives. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Melanoma Research Foundation. The Melanoma Research Foundation’s mission is to support medical research for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. Sponsorships are available including: Presenting – $5,000 (1 available); Diamond – $2,500 (2 available); Gold – $1,000 (unlimited); Silver – $500 (unlimited); Bronze – $250 (unlimited); Cover – $100. Please call Palm Harbor Dermatology at (727) 608-1343 or email dashforcover@PalmHarborDermatology.com.

Petting Zoo, Vendors, Giveaways, Food, Visit by the Chick Fil-A Cow, and much more! For more information on how you can participate please email: JoanneLCicora@gmail.com. Free SCORE Workshops Wed., Apr. 11, 5:30 – 7:30 PM— The Easy Business Plan (including free Tool Kit Business Plan software) will be presented at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Rd. in Holiday. Thurs., Apr. 12, 5:30 PM—How To Successfully Obtain a Business

Loan workshop to be held at Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Rd. in New Port Richey. Tues., Apr. 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM— How to Really Start Your Own Business seminar will be at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. in New Port Richey. Tues. Apr. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM— How to Market in this Economy, presented at Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Pkwy. in Land O’ Lakes. Register: www.SCORE439.org; call (727) 842-4638 if you’d like to suggest future topics.

Spring Fling Community Event Solid Rock Community School Sat., Apr. 28, 10 AM – 3 PM— Solid Rock Community School, on the corner of Trinity Blvd. and East Lake Rd. N, invites you to bring your family for a FUN day out with lots of games for the kids to play, vendors with lots of giveaways, silent auction, activities, food and more! FREE ADMISSION and Low Cost fun for ALL! Including: Silent Auction, Cotton Candy, Face Painting, Inflatable Slide, Bounce House,

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Congratulations to the 2011 Graduates of Trinity Medical Academy

Top row from left to right: Reesha Hilliard-Lopez, Patient Care Technician; Kimberlee Motisi, Patient Care Technician; Angela Beckles,Pharmacy Technician; Elissa Powell, Pharmacy Technician Middle row from left to right: Monica Collins, Patient Care Technician; Kaitlin Dee, Patient Care Technician; Crystal Scott, Patient Care Technician; Leah Hayes, Patient Care Technician; Marilyn Nunez, Patient Care Technician; Maria Macaluso, Patient Care Technician; Billy Paradiso, Pharmacy Technician; Marylee Malinoff, Pharmacy Technician; Vanessa Clark, Patient Care Technician; Melissa Ackerman, Patient Care Technician; Mary Holmes, Patient Care Technician; Sylvia Feiler, Pharmacy Technician; Eric Gambaro, Pharmacy Technician; and, Nicholas Pieck, Pharmacy Technician

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Alexandria “Alex” Stavro Realtor

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

1849 sf. This 2/2/2 villa has soaring ceilings and 18” tile flooring throughout! The living room is perfect for entertaining and the dining room is large for those formal dinners. Just off the living room, you have double pocket doors into the den or home office. The kitchen has white cabinets and two pantry closets, solid surface counters & breakfast nook area. The master has plenty of room for all your pieces, plus two walk in closets. The master bath has linen closet, solid surface counter and walk in shower. Guest bedroom has a large walk in closet and the guest bath has solid surface counters too! The laundry room has many cabinets w/ utility sink. This villa also has a tranquil view of the pond for you to enjoy! $179,900

1844 sf. This 3/2/2 home has a great room floor plan. The living & dining rooms have vaulted ceilings and carpet flooring. The kitchen has extra cabinets w/ pullout shelves, appliances garage, lazy susan, solid surface counters, upgraded appliances, closet pantry, breakfast bar & breakfast nook area. The master bedroom has two walk in closets and the master bath has dual sinks and walk in shower. There are two other bedrooms, one being used as a den already has an entertainment center in place. The guest bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub to relax in. The garage offers and additional side entry door, so getting your golf cart out if easy! The lanai is enclosed w/ carpet for an additional room, plus there is an extended screened lanai to enjoy the outside! $209,000

2395 sf The foyer has wood floors in this Kent III w/soaring ceilings throughout. The formal living room has sliders & the dr has plantation shutters & designer style lighting. This kitchen has wood floors, white cabinets w/solid surface counters w/tile backsplash set on a diagonal pattern plus a pot rack. The family room has carpet & plantation shutters. The two guest bedrooms has ceiling fans & the master has 2 walk in closets, plant shelves pocket door to master bath w/white cabinets w/solid surface counters, walk in shower & garden tub. The lanai is extended and includes a 33ft pool & spa w/pebble sheen finish & propane or solar panels w/temperature control for heating, salt water chlorinator, pop up cleaning system & a view of the golf course & forest. $374,900

3/2/3 plus office 2286 sf This home had hardwood floors in the combination living & dining rooms w/plant shelf. Soaring lace ceilings throughout. Kitchen has 42" wood cabinets w/solid surface counters, 18" tile flooring, large pantry closet,w breakfast bar & breakfast nook area. There are two guest bedrooms & guest bath w/linen closet & wood cabinet. Master bedroom w/two closets, one a walkin, tray ceiling & master bath w/walk in shower, jacuzzi tub & separate vanities. Just off the foyer is a home office or a den. The lanai has been extended w/pavers and a tranquil view of the pond. $309,000

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1899 sf 3/2/3. This home offers formal living & dining rooms w/ vaulted ceilings and gleaming hardwood flooring. Kitchen has European style cabinets w/ solid surface counters, closet pantry, breakfast bar and breakfast nook area. There is 16” tile flooring in the kitchen which over looks the family room which has the tile flooring too! Master bedroom has two walk in closets & sliders to lanai and master bath has two sinks & walk in shower. There are two guest bedrooms; one being used as a home office w/ hardwood flooring. The laundry room, has cabinets & plenty of storage shelves and utility sink. The lanai has a park like setting w/ an additional patio w/ paver to enjoy! This home also has a 3 car garage. $239,900

2177 sq st This home has a large living room w/ tray ceiling, dining rooms & home office w/laminate flooring for easy care. The kitchen has wood cabinets, breakfast bar, breakfast nook area, closet pantry. There is also a den or home office just off the foyer. Master bedroom w/2 walk closet & master bath w/walk in shower and 2 linen closets. There are 2 guest bedrooms & guest bath. Oversized 2 car garage w/many cabinets. Enclosed lanai w/laminte floors w/fabulous view of the pond & forest from every room! $279.000

3/2/3 2416 sf. The 20" tile flooring set on a diagonal pattern flows throughout all the main areas of this kent III. The formal living room & DR has custom window treatment. The kitchen has new designer style foil refaced cabinets w/tile backsplash & solid surface counters w/breakfast bar w/pendant lighting. The kitchen overlooks the family room. There are 2 guest bedrooms & guest bath. The master bedroom has 2 walk in closets, master bath has walk in shower & jacuzzi tub. The extended lanai has an outdoor kitchen w/grill and a view of the golf course & forest! $339,900

3/2/3 2403 sf. This home has 18" tile flooring in all the main areas - Formal living & dining rooms w/custom draperies, kitchen w/zodiac counters, appliance garage, 2 lazy susan's, breakfast bar, upgraded appliances & a wonderful breakfast nook area. Master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets & plant shelf. Master bath with walk-in shower and a garden tub to relax in, plus more! Fabulous lanai w/hot tub to soak in and a view of the pond & golf course that you will enjoy! $334,900

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Online or In Home Guitar Lessons Online lessons $15 for 45 minutes, In home lessons beginers and advanced lessons ( sold in package of 4 weekly one hour lessons for $70) 31 years playing and 12 years teaching.visit www.portricheyguitarlessons.com facebook search guitaristx1@gmail.com Call Chris 727-366-3480

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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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Hewitts Homeowners Help. Furniture assembly, Cabinets, Closet seystems grills anything you need put together. Have you just bought the furniture that you have always dreamed of, but are unsure that you can have it assembled correctly? Do not fret because Hewitt is a assembly professional is ready to help you in this predicament. Avoid the hassle and frustration of trying to put it all together. Also pressure washing, anything you need done. Honest and reliable. Call Scott 727-459-6278 Senior Care Services. Short or Long Term. Medical Care, Doctor’s Appointments, Home Cooked Meals. Honest & Reliable. 31 Years Experience in the Area. Excellent Referrals. Reasonable Rates. Licensed & Insured. Lic#: 113636. Call 727-2365042 Or 727-421-8997. Cleaning Angel Cleaning Service. If you are unhappy with your current cleaning service, contact us. We will be glad to clean up what they have left behind. We are proud and honored to be celebrating our 20th year in business as an extremely detailed residential cleaning service servicing Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. We are licensed, insured and bonded. Call for your Angel today at 727-942-8289 A NEW LOOK Pressure Washing 2 car driveway $55 (includes all front sidewalks) Add $10ea. for 3 car, corner lots & extra concrete slabs No spray lines when job is done! Most Pool Decks & Cage $95 Mobile Home/Home Exterior from $99 Hauling, Hedge trimming, odd jobs Licensed and Insured Call Randy 727-2712920 George’s Painting. Interior/Exterior. All Work Performed by Owner. No Spraying. All Done by Hand! Satisfaction Guaranteed! De-

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pendable. Affordable. 32 Years Experience. FREE Estimates! Call George’s Painting Today! 727-645-8215. OUT DOOR SPORTS. Achilles Locker, LLC. “Where The Adventure Begins”. Join the hottest trend in Tampa Bay! We are a family owned & operated company, specializing in the rental & sales of paddle boards. We deliver them to you! For information on products, pricing and locations go to: www.achilleslocker.com or Facebook. You can email us at achilleslocker@yahoo.com or call (727)641-7512. ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING: Services tailored to meet your needs. I can provide as much or as little support as you require so that you can concentrate on doing what you do best – running your business! For more information, give me a call! Debbie Murphy @727-641-5021 or visit my webpage: www.DDMaccountingservices.com Pet Sitting Services – Graduate student available for pet sitting. Honest, reliable animal lover with vet technician on call. Call or email for my recession friendly rates. References available upon request. 727-534-1268 or PetSitter11@hotmail.com LAWN CARE - GREEN WITH ENVY. Fertilization Lawn, Shrub and Pest Control Specialist. Hire Green with Envy and hire your neighbor we have over 22 years in the business. We would love to earn your business; Full Service Chemical Company, Liquid & Granular Fertilization, Weed Control and Insect Control. Call Green with Envy for a free estimate and ask us about a Trinity neighbor discount. We are licensed and insured. (727) 772-4177 or 727-849-9819 J&J ALUMINUM & RESCREENING INC. Let us beautify your screen room, florida room, entry way, pool cage, etc. No job to small from one panel to your entire pool cage!Great prices! Great work! and Dependable too! DON'T DELAY CALL J&J TODAY! (727)992-2923 Jessie Lawn Care & Tree Specialist. We Offer Lawn mowing, Lawn Spraying, Pest Control and Fertilizer, Tree Pruning and Removal, Mulch, Sod and Landscaping Licensed & Insured. CALL Green Land Lawn Service (727)376-2325 SCREENING & RESCREENING SERVICES: Pool Enclosures, Lanais, Florida Rooms, Screen Rooms. Vinyl Film Windows, Vinyl Film Replacement, Vinyl Film Window Cleaning. Pressure Cleaning, Pool Enclosures, Pool Decks, Drives & Sidewalks. Licensed CBC 057155, Insured, Family Owned & Operated. Wayne Allen Building Contractor 727-842-6100. ADDITIONS & REMODELS: Complete design build services for Additions, Remodels, Kitchen and Bath Makeovers, Screen Enclosures, Universal Design, Storm Shutters, Soffit and Fascia Repairs. Local family owned and operated since 1990 – certified building contractor # CBC 057155 – www.mywabc.com. Wayne Allen Building

Rios Cleaning, Inc. Residential and commercial. Family owned and operated. Over 15 years experience. References available upon request. Serving the Tri-county area since 1990. Licensed and insured. Call today for cleaning specials. Please call 727-514-1550 or email us at rioscleaninginc@yahoo.com Daily Money Manager - Need help with bill paying, correspondence, balancing checkbooks, organizing tax & other records, income tax preparation, payroll & tax deposits, transportation? Retired NY CPA provides customized personal financial services for anyone needing assistance to manage their monetary affairs. For a free consultation call Barry Poppel 727-267-1010. Reliable and honest cleaning lady offering professional cleaning service. I will also walk your pet and care for your home if in need of a vacation. Over 25 years of experience! If you are looking for an organized and efficient cleaning person, call today for appointment. 727-372-2823 or 727-505-4798 Is your PC Running Slow? We can run a complete diagnostic to see if you have any viruses, malware, spyware on your system or if you just need a memory upgrade. Do you have multiple computers and want them to "talk" to each other? We can help! Call 727498-5215 for help today! IF WE CAN'T FIX IT, IT'S FREE... GUARANTEED! Low Cost Pressure Cleaning. Pool Cages, Pools Decks, Driveways (includes all sidewalks), Gutters, Eaves, House. Cage/ Deck/Drive Special: $185.00. Free Estimates - Licensed and Insured. PRESSURE CLEANING PASCO COUNTY SINCE 1995! Call Darin at (207-9176)

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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

sonalized reading and writing instruction (grades K-12). Help your child achieve success and confidence with one on one support and assistance. References available upon request. Call Suzann @ 727 992-4574 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.

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Yoshukai Martial Arts and Self Defense Program. Ideal for teens and adults who want to learn practical self-defense skills in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere. Build strength, stamina and coordination and learn at your own pace. Open enrollment ages 10 and up - $65/month - Monday and Wednesday (8:00 – 9:00 PM) at the James P. Gills Family Branch, YMCA. Please call 727-376-1760 or email the instructor at mkmendelson@yoshukai.org.

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HOME BASED BUSINESSES WORK FROM HOME AND LOVE IT! Without changing your present schedule! Set your own hours and income International Success System. Full training and support. Bringing home opportunities" 727-934-8050

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.

EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION National Board Certified teacher with 20+ years experience, will tutor your child in math, reading and writing (grades K-5). Per-

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Trinity - Vol. 8, Issue 3, March 2012  

The March edition of the Trinity Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.

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