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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 9, Issue 5, May 2013

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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

Located in Tarpon Springs, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating services customers in northern Pinellas County, all the way north to Hudson, and as far east as Wesley Chapel and Land O’ Lakes. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, One Hour Air makes certain that customers are comfortable throughout the entire process of installation, repairs and maintenance. One Hour Air is committed to helping their customers at any time of the day or night. When it’s time to

choose, install or maintain your air conditioning system, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating is a company that you can rely on and trust. Last year One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating was awarded “Medium Size” and “Overall” Business of the Year by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and it is ranked number three in customer service out of 173 franchises located throughout the United States and Canada. One Hour Air in Tarpon Springs also was awarded the Super Service Award for 2012, which is Angie’s List’s highest honor, putting

the company in the top five percent of companies on Angie’s List. Family Owned and Operated The O’Kelley family opened One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating in Tarpon Springs three years ago. One Hour Air’s team is composed of Ed O’Kelley, Kim O’Kelley and Corey O’Kelley; truly a family-run business with traditional business ethics and morals. Ed is an experienced electrical engineer and Corey has a background in business and finance. Sales and Marketing Director Kim O’Kelley had See “One Hour Air” on page 60.

Start Your Engines...........Page 3 News Briefs..........................4-5 Calendar...............................6-7 Angela’s Pizza...................10-11 Sunshine Primary Care.....14-15 Havana Dreamers Cafe......18-19 The Dog House..................22-23 HOPE United Methodist Church..........................26-27 Trinity Village Dental.......30-31 Curves..............................34-35 Pasco Ct. Public Transpotation..38-39 CARE Elfers Center..........42-43 Alton Voss........................46-47 Coach Larry Beets.............50-51 House of Hobbies.............54-55 Classifieds..............................62

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about ECLA’s programs, the facility and the staff. Perhaps it’s the lower than average student/teacher ratio or the SMART Board technology in each classroom. Maybe it’s the incredible safety and security measures in place to protect all of the children, such as fingerprint recognition technology for adults and cameras in each classroom, or their completely private outdoor play area. Parents Julie and Tommy Hadaszy explain why they chose ECLA, saying, “We initially chose Excel Creative Learning Academy for

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sure that all of those needs are being met. Excel Creative Learning Academy (ECLA) in Trinity is a fully licensed, oneof-a-kind, education-centered childcare program that stands apart from the rest. Offering programs for infants just 6 weeks old all the way up to children age 12, ECLA is already creating a name for itself Engage, Enrich and Empower in the community because of its safety measures, Through Creative Learning incredible 24/7 capabilities, and the staff’s commitment to the famiBy Julie Kanehl lies that they serve. Just opened in August of 2012, For a parent, nothing is more imECLA is located on the second floor portant than the safety, security, eduof the new Medical Arts Building at cation and happiness of their child, the Medical Center of Trinity on S.R. and when a parent leaves them in the 54 near Little Road. Parents are raving arms of someone else, they need to be


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Trinity Area Neighborhood News Directly mailed once a month to nearly 18,000 households in zip code 34655. 220 Safford Ave. S. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (727) 943-0551; Fax: (727) 942-2432 Advertising E-mail: info@neighborhoodnewsfl.com Editorial E-mail: editorialdept@neighborhoodnewsfl.com © 2013 Trinity Area Neighborhood News is published by Ads 2 Publications, Inc.

The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 SR 54, welcomes the public to join in for an evening of amazing engines, food and fun. From motorcycles and model airplanes to one of the most powerful engines of all, our bodies! Learn how they work and what makes us go from community experts and Medical Center of Trinity physicians. Tours of the hospital’s Engineering Plant will be available – see the boilers, generators, chillers and other engines that keep the hospital running. There will be interactive activities and displays including: Dillard’s of Wiregrass––Trends in Ties; Fox Hol-

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low Golf and Country Club––Tips With The Pro; Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience; Home Depot––Tools!; Hovercraft courtesy of George Sapanari; New Port Richey Harley Owners Group; Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; Trinity Fitness Club; Wal-Mart of Trinity––Take It Outside! The Latest In Camping & Fishing; and West Pasco Model Pilots Association. Enjoy Restaurant Sampling from local restaurants: Beef O’ Brady’s of Trinity, Chick-Fil-A, Christo’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q of New Port Richey and TCBY.

Check Your Engines Medical Center of Trinity will have an abundance of educational areas including: Blood Pressure Screening; Do You Know Your Heart Risks?; Hemorrhoids, Constipation and Bleeding; Knee and Hip Pain; Low Testosterone and Male Menopause; Oh My Aching Back!; Robotic Assisted Surgery; What Is Your Pulse. Please let us know you are coming - call 727-834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@HCAhealthcare.com. Find more information at www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.

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By Diane Galemmo The Pasco Mobile Medical Care Unit “Alone We Can Do So Little, Together We Can Do So Much” _Helen Keller The Pasco Mobile Medical Care Unit (MMCU) held a rededication event on Apr. 22 at the Medical Center of Trinity to honor the start of a second year of taking health care to the streets via a medical office on wheels; the mobile unit cares for the homeless and for residents with little or no insurance. The homeless population of Pasco County numbers an extraordinary 4,500 people spread over 745 square miles. Although there are many social needs impacting this population one major need emerges – the need to obtain basic health care. The homeless population's lack of access to transportation and medication, as well as an inability to navigate the "system" makes the MMCU necessary.

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In 2011 the Pasco County Homeless Advisory Board (HAB) implemented the Mobile Medical Care Unit. Commissioner Pat Mulieri and the county’s HAB helped set up the mobile medical unit. Since full-time operations began in August 2012, the van now makes more than a dozen stops at various locations throughout the county each month. The program has provided medical care to 1,200 clients between April 2012 and March 2013. In addition, 1,100 received flu immunizations during Sept. 2012 through Mar. 2013. The MMCU offers treatment for brief illnesses, such as strep throat and ear infections, as well as ongoing care for long-term illnesses, such as high-blood pressure and diabetes. The MMCU was purchased in Feb. 2011 with private donations. All five Pasco hospitals provided funding; partners and sponsors were listed as Pasco's Shining Stars on the face of the MMCU thanks to the generosity of the Pasco Leadership Class of 2012.

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Also recognized as Shining Stars, were a long list of local hospitals and other partners who donated. Since its inception 20 years ago the Pasco Leadership Class has been devoted to helping develop leadership in Pasco County. It has also been devoted to giving its members a deeper understanding of the county’s physical makeup, its social issues, its strengths, weaknesses and its potential. Dr. Jim Withers, founder of Operation Safety Net, who is known as the father of street medicine, says, “The essence of health care is going to where people are, either physically, spiritually or emotionally. When they are shown that they matter, when that really sinks in, hope grows and amazing things happen. Street medicine is the return of the universal practice of bringing doctors to patients in need rather than bringing patients to medical facilities. Its mission is to provide care for those living and sleeping on the streets.” (For more information, visit streetmedicine.org). Many community leaders as well as local residents were present at the rededication ceremony. Speakers included: Commissioner Pat Mulieri, Pastor Leonard Lord, Public Defender

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Bob Dillinger, Volunteer Way CEO Lester Cypher, RN Carol Chase, Kim Schuknecht, CEO of Premiere Medical Center and CEO of Medical Center of Trinity, Leigh Massengill. Some of the items needed to supply the homeless are socks, sturdy shoes, bicycles, toiletries, snack bars, backpacks and canned food. The United Way has pledged $10,000 and they are asking others to assist with matching funds. For more information, to volunteer or make a donation, call (727) 847-8100 or email to Lucille Paterno at lpaterno@pascocountyfl.net. Find information about the MMCU at www.pascomobile health.org. Connections 5th Annual Social and Fund Raiser The Connections Job Development program celebrated its 22nd Anniversary and its 5th Annual Social and Silent Auction on Sat., Apr. 27 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club (3535 Trophy Blvd.) in Trinity. All proceeds benefited Connections Job Development a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization. The fundraiser exceeded expectations by grossing $15,000 – $4,000 more than last year's event!

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Connections was founded by Medical Mission Sister Joan Foley 22 years ago. Sr. Foley served for 16 years as a medical missionary sister in Pakistan and Bangladesh. She once led the Homeless Coalition of Pasco and she established the St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center in New Port Richey, a place where the homeless or those at risk for homelessness can go for help. Now retired, but still active at 81, Sr. Foley traveled once again from her home in Philadelphia to attend the fundraiser. Connections' goal is to help residents find work. All services to clients and businesses are FREE and all proceeds from their events benefit Connections. Since its humble beginnings (Sr. Foley began the preliminary work from the back seat of her car). In the ensuing 22 years, Connections has gone on to provide the unemployed and the underemployed with a wealth of free services designed to help them find work. The agency helps more than 1,000 job seekers yearly with per-

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sonalized assistance to give them the skills they need to connect with employers. For an entry fee of $25, guests enjoyed an evening of fun with wine, cheese, chocolate and cupcakes by Sugardarlings. For the silent auction, a variety of gift baskets were donated by more than 50 area businesses. The baskets were designed and constructed by Impressions of You in Palm Harbor. The event would not have been possible without its many donors and sponsors. The major sponsor of the event was the Tampa Bay Times. Other sponsors included the United Way of Pasco County, HUD Community Development Block Grant Hernando Community College, Spherion Staffing and the Community Service Council of West Pasco, Sen. Wilton Simpson and Hyundai of Trinity, including proceeds from their own Connections Thrift Shop located at 6634 US 19 N in the Davis Plaza; phone 841-7108. Connections Job Development is located at 5841 Main St. in New Port Richey. Call 849-4724 or visit www.connectionsjobdevelopment.or g for more information.

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Community Calendar Keep It Local! Odessa & Trinity Small Business Networking Every Wed., 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM—Odessa and Trinity Small Business Networking meeting will be at Lonzalo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, Longleaf Town Center, 3104 Town Ave. in Trinity. Questions? Please contact Lora Shipman at 813-405-7815 or email:Lora@YourVaResource.com (www.centralpascochamber.com). Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) Luncheon Tues., May 21, 12 – 1 PM—Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be held at the Royal Super Buffet, 9550 – 1 US Hwy 19 in Port Richey in the Chili’s shopping center. Karen Mertes, Lt Col (Ret), USAF and Founder of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving Tampa Bay will be the program speaker at the May WIN meeting. Her topic: Negotiate Life's Potholes and Fulfill Your Destiny."

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“We have many reasons to succeed so we simply don't have reasons to quit, and since we're not quitting, we cannot fail. Now that we've established we can't fail we should not have fear. Live the life you've always envisioned fearlessly because a fearless life enables us to succeed at levels we may never have envisioned,” noted Ms. Mertes. The special rate for Suncoast WIN members and guests is $9 per person which includes buffet, beverage, tax and tip. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen who meet regularly on the third Tuesday of each month. Membership is $5 per year. For information about the Suncoast Women in Networking or to make a reservation, contact Myrtle at 727934-9993 or email her at ladykj33@yahoo.com. Dr. Carlos Bayron, Cardiologist, to Speak on Heart & Heat Disease at PFRWC June Luncheon

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Fri., Jun. 7, 11:30 AM—The June luncheon for the Pasco Federated Republican Women’s Club will be held at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy. in Trinity. The speaker will be cardiologist Dr. Carlos Bayron, Interventional Cardiology Consultants, PLC, who will discuss heart care and heart disease. To make a reservation, contact Fran Scerbo at 727-597-3727 or fmscerbo@yahoo.com before Tues. June 4. Cost for the luncheon is $15. If a reservation must be cancelled, notification must be given no later than Jun. 4. Checks should be made out to the PFRWC and mailed to PO Box 377, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639; or payment may be made at the door. 5K Mud Run hosted by Hidden Creek Rec Park in Zephyrhills! Sat., Jun. 22, 8:30 AM—Get ready to run! Another mud run planned for Zephyrhills. The last one was so successful and fun, so back by popular demand the folks at Hidden Creek have organized another great event. A portion of the proceeds will go to Young Marines, who will be helping out at the race. The course is a

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challenge for young and old, but promises to be rewarding. Along with the 5k run, there will be 30 obstacles, 4 slides, 3 tree climbs, 2 courses and an AFTER PARTY! So stick around when you’re done and have some fun with dancing, music, volleyball and more. Each participant receives one free beer, a free t-shirt and a custom finisher medal along with the satisfaction of accomplishment. On hand will be food and drink vendors and just good old-fashioned “fun-in-the-mud” fun. ROTC and the Boy Scouts of America will be there too. The cost for registration is $55 individual and $35 ea for a group of 4 of more. Door prices are $65 for teams and $85 for individuals. Register on-line at www.hiddencreekrecpark.com and click on the register button. The event is free to get in and watch, but there is a $10 parking fee, so carpooling is recommended. If running is not for you, there is the popular costume contest and post race party. For more information, visit www.hiddencreekrecpark.com or call 813-714-2528.

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Charity Luncheon Fashion Show Tickets Available Jun. 11—The Alzheimer's Family Organization will present its 9th Annual Alberta's Fashion Show at the Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy. in Trinity. Proceeds will benefit individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Fashions will be provided by Patchingtonand a delicious lunch will be served by Heritage Springs. There will also be raffles and auctions. Tickets are available for a donation of $30. Purchase a table of 10 and ONLY pay for 9 tickets. Tables of 10

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will be reserved. We are also seeking sponsors and donations for this event. The Alzheimer's Family Organization services the central Florida area, including Citrus, Hernando, northern Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, northern Pinellas and Sumter Counties. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has determined this region has over 100,000 Alzheimer's disease sufferers. Help us to make an impact in the local community and throughout Central Florida. For more information please call our office at 727-848-8888 or 888496-8004.

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A Fast-Growing Florida Sensation By Fields Puckett Angela’s Pizza Shop is a north county restaurant that is new and growing fast. It’s caring owner, delicious food, and fun atmosphere are drawing crowds quickly and steadily, and it doesn’t look as if they will be stopping any time soon. Why come to Angela’s Pizza Shop? The heart of the restaurant is the owner. Josh Chabator. Florida born with an Italian parentage, Chaba-

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tor is majorly proud of his heritage, and of the delicious and wholesome foods that Italians have been making for centuries. His menu runs the gamut of Italian (and American) favorites, including pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, desserts and of course a variety of fresh, housecrafted pizzas (available for dine-in or delivery!) in a massive amount of flavorful varieties. Aside from the selection, Chabator has a real passion for fresh, flavorful foods, securing the

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finest ingredients and recipes, and he has excellent business sense to top it all off. Now 24 years old, Chabator opened the first Angela’s Pizza Shop in Odessa at only 21 years of age. Excited to take on the challenge, he chose to make—what else—the foods he liked and knew best. He learned many of his techniques and recipes from a first-generation Sicilian working in his restaurant, and used that knowledge to expand and begin a second location. Chabator brought in experienced manager Dylan Garcia from his Odessa restaurant, and he brought in assistant manager and chef, David Hayes, from an Italian background in the Little Italy district of New York to further increase the location’s Italian authenticity. At any time, you can find these guys in the kitchen spinning dishrags if they are not actually spinning pizza dough. “The wet rags simulate the texture and weight of the dough, allowing us to practice and perfect our tossing techniques,” says Chabator. The Angela’s Pizza Shop crew are workers, friends, and competitors, constantly challenging each other as to whose food will be better,

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Assistant manager, David Hayes, effortlessly flips Angela’s signature, house-made pizza dough.

and pushing each other to come up with new, even-more-amazing creations. It is this youthful energy, drive and creativity that breathe life and fun into Angela’s food and the electric atmosphere of the restaurant itself. My Angela’s Pizza Shop experience began with a deliciously prepared and beautiful house salad. Inquiring into some of the unique flavors, I

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but easy to bite. The flavor was excellent, warm and comforting, just the way a pizza should be. Several other dishes including desserts and the “pizza pastries” (Stromboli and calzone) are made with this signature dough and all are sure The “X-plodie,” one of Angela’s signature The delicious and colorful house salad comto leave customers feeldesserts, puts to good use their custom pizza bines many fresh ingredients and showcases ing completely satisfied. dough, combining it with a sweet dusting of the effort of Angela’s staff with their flavorful Elsewhere on the powdered sugar and a filling of fresh cannoli oil and vinegar dressing. cream, fried to perfection. menu, Angela’s diverts from the strictly Italian Pizza Perfection! found that Chabator and his chefs go flavor profile to keep an even wider When it comes to the pizza, they the extra mile every possible step of selection of potential customers the way with their food—if an ingredi- are even more particular. Chabator happy. Their subs, wraps and burgers was not happy with the water quality ent could feasibly require preparation, cover the traditional Chicken and at the new restaurant, so he insisted the staff at Angela’s Pizza Shop find a Meatball Parmesans, but also extend that all dough be made fresh at their way to improve on the norm. The their range to include Philly Cheese, Odessa location and shipped over dressing on the salad is traditional oil Tuna, Hawaiian and Buffalo Chicken. each day, to ensure the pizza dough is and vinegar, but Angela’s staff takes it Even the Stromboli ventures out further, infusing the oils with oregano, up to the peak of possible quality. from the expected to include both This care, attention, and dedication, salt, and a few other choice spices to Buffalo and BBQ chicken options. bring it to the next level. The croutons goes into every step when it comes to Apart from the food, the best any dish at Angela’s Pizza Shop, and on the salad are made fresh, from spepart of Angela’s Pizza Shop is that as it is definitely noticeable in the taste cific Amoroso rolls, imported from a brand, it is still a work in progress. and look of all of their mouth-waterPhiladelphia, staled in-house, and seaWith a second restaurant opened, ing output. The pizza on this freshly soned for a perfect texture that manJosh Chabator is looking toward made dough is thin and crisp, but ages to be both crunchy and moist at opening his third restaurant in Wesley moist enough to be foldable, chewy the same time.

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Chapel. He loves the business, has a passion for keeping the ingredients fresh, the recipes thoughtful, and strives to ensure that Angela’s Pizza Shop’s food is always of the best quality. He never shies away from a little hard work to make it the extra mile. “If I still have time to kick back, hang out with my friends, and sleep xamount of hours at the end of the day, then that’s a sign I’m not working enough.” Stop by Angela’s Pizza Shop and enjoy the product of Chabator’s dedication and hard work – it’s delicious! Angela’s Pizza Shop is located at 6829 U.S. 19 N in New Port Richey. Hours: Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. Closed on Sunday. Angela’s Pizza Shop will deliver within a five-mile radius of their store (with a northern boundary at Fox Hollow Dr. and Moog Rd. to the south). Deliveries require a $15 minimum purchase. To order or for more information, please call (727) 848-0880 or place an order online at www.angelaspizzashop.com where you will find the full menu.

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Sunshine Primary Care By Katie Thomas If you are looking for a doctor and medical team who can care for your entire family and help you through illness – whether it is a case of the sniffles or something serious – with loving compassion and quality medical care, you will find that and more with Ghiath Kashlan, M.D. and his welltrained staff at Sunshine Primary Care, LLC. Dr. Kashlan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and offers complete, comprehensive, quality medical care to his patients in a beautiful, bright, spacious and easily accessible office. Here, you will meet his friendly and well-trained team who all work together to make each patient’s experience a positive one. Dr. Kashlan relocated his office from its previous location on Short Branch Drive (off of Duck Slough) in March. Sunshine Primary Care outgrew that office and its new home, still in the Trinity area, is located at 8835 Hawbuck Street, just off of Little

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Road, near where it intersects with Mitchell Boulevard. To accommodate a growing practice and to meet the needs of even more people in the area, Dr. Kashlan has plans underway for a second office to open this August in Lutz. “Our offices are conveniently located in lovely neighborhoods,” says Dr. Kashlan. “I am proud and happy to serve the Trinity and New Port Richey community.” Dr. Kashlan’s practice has done so well because he is well loved by his patients and the word has spread. He was honored with a Patients Choice Award and Most Compassionate Doctor Award for 2011-2012. Dr. Kashlan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has received a Certificate of Appreciation-American Medical Association and the Outstanding Intern Award during his residency in Rochester, New York.

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A Full Range of Services While his focus is concentrated on caring for his patients’ medical needs and keeping them well, Dr. Kashlan also enjoys helping them feel good about themselves and provides weight loss solutions and some medical aesNikki, Dr. Z, Dr. Kashlan & Anna Maria thetic services. Sunshine Primograms, colonoscopies, vaccinations, mary Care provides primary medical pelvic exams, healthy diet, and vitamin care and internal medicine services to intake are all important to a patient’s patients 12 years old and up. “As an overall health.” internist, I manage all things in priSunshine Primary Care offers carmary care,” explains Dr. Kashlan. diac stress testing and Arterial Doppler “The golden quote: ‘Prevention is betand Dr. Kashlan also provides ter than cure’ stands high and is a rule women’s health care and pap smears, in my practice. I like to focus on helpand can treat most skin-related probing my patients to prevent illnesses in lems, even treating spider veins with the first place. I believe that regular Sclerotherapy. Sunshine Primary Care health screenings, blood exams, mamprovides pain management including

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skincare products. Weight loss solutions are available including HCG injections and diet medications, when appropriate. Dr. Kashlan is experienced in, and provides, anti-aging treatments such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. The full range of services ofIn addition to helping patients stay well and feel fered at Sunshine Pribetter, the doctors at Sunshine Primary Care help mary Care serve as a testament to Dr. Kashmany look better, offering medical aesthetics, weight lan’s extensive knowlloss solutions and OBAGI skincare products. edge in many areas within the medical field. trigger point injections and joint injections. Dr. Kashlan is a certified SuboxAbout Dr. Ghiath Kashlan one Treatment Provider by The Dr. Kashlan moved to New York Substance Abuse and Mental Health City to start his clinical experience at Services Administration and offers addiction treatment and individual coun- St. Barnabas Hospital, and when he graduated from Medical School in seling, buprenorphine treatment 1996 and passed his medical exams, he (Suboxone) and detox. Dr. Kashlan is knowledgeable and participated in his first internal residency back at the Aleppo University experienced in medical aesthetics and Hospital in Syria. In 1999, he began is able to help many of his patients his postdoctoral fellowship at the look rejuvenated and more youthful Medical University of South Carolina. with cosmetic and medical aesthetic In 2001, he was back in New York services including Botox, dermal where he began a primary care resifillers, and OBAGI chemical peels and

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dency in Rochester at Unity Health System, at the Park Ridge Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester. Before moving to Trinity in 2010, Dr. Kashlan was a member of a popular internal medicine group in Greenwood, Indiana for six years. Sunshine Primary Care is affiliated with the following hospitals: St. Joseph Hospital North in Lutz, Medical Center of Trinity, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey and Florida Hospital in Wesley Chapel. Dr. Kashlan’s strong involvement within the medical community gives him great insight and referral knowledge when it comes to your health. If you ever need a specialist of any kind, Dr. Kashlan has the affiliations to help find you a qualified professional. Dr. Kashlan continually trains and stays up-to-date in the advancements of the medical field. He currently works with University of South Florida; Sunshine Primary Care serves as a clinical placement facility for USF College of Nursing students. When you visit Sunshine Primary Care’s bright, sunny office you will be greeted by Dr. Kashlan, Dr. “Z” short for Zawahiri (who is in training with Dr. Kashlan), Anna Maria and Nikki –

a great team, pleasant and willing to assist you. With a philosophy to take a comprehensive approach to medicine, Dr. Kashlan is dedicated to his patients, who are in good hands at Sunshine Primary Care, where they are helped to lead a healthy and happy life. Sunshine Primary Care, located at 8835 Hawbuck Street in New Port Richey is open: Mon. – Thurs, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Fri. Please call (727) 372-7371 for an appointment; for more information, www.SunshinePrimaryCare.net.

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1536 htd sf 2+/2/2 This home offers entertaining sized living & dining rooms w/soaring ceilings, great kitchen w/breakfast bar and large storage closet. Den or home office, master w/walk in closet. Fabulous patio w/view of golf course & ponds! $189,900

3/2/3 2417 htd sf Perfect! Gorgeous! This home has many newer items from the roof, windows, wood floors plus more! Beautiful kitchen w/wood cabinets w/pullout shelves, under & over cabinet lighting, granite counters w/tumble marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar w/pendant lighting. formal lv & dr w/crown molding & wood floors. Family room w/wood floors & sliders to the lanai w/outdoor drapes, stacked stone wall w/cabinet & pool w/waterfall plus a view of the pond! Too many extras to list & decorative touches that you won't be disappointed! $379,000

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3/2/3 2430 htd sq ft. This home has wood flooring in the formal living & dining rooms. Kitchen w/wood cabinets, solid surface counters, closet pantry plus more. Family room w/sliders to the lanai w/outdoor kitchen and pool. Master bedroom w/two walk in closets & master bath w/garden tub & walk in shower & linen closet. Move right into this home with many extras for you to see! $299,000

4/2/2+ 2187 htd sf. This great room plan offers large lv w/built in entertainment center, entertaining sized dr, kitchen w/white cabinets & granite counters w/tile backsplash. 18" tile flooring in all the main area. Tranquil view from the extended lanai w/hot tub of the golf course & pond! $329,000

2389 hts sf 3/2/3 This home has formal living & dining rooms plus family room. The kitchen has ecru cabinets w/pullout shelves, under cabinet lighting, breakfast bar w/pendant light. Master w/2 walk in closets & 2 generous sized bedrooms. enclosed lanai w/tile flooring and an extended lanai w/hot tub to relax w/a view of the pond! $299,000

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Brings a Taste of Latin America to Trinity By Julie Kanehl My idea of heaven is a Cuban sandwich done right, piled high with slow-roasted pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, mustard, mayo and pickles, pressed until the freshly baked bread just crinkles, and the delicious ingredients in the middle quietly melt into each little nook and cranny. On the side, I want my black beans and yellow

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rice and a Café con Leche in my hand. Thankfully, I no longer have to wait for heaven or dream of Cuba to have my absolute favorite meal, because Havana Dreamers Café is right around the corner in beautiful downtown Longleaf! Conveniently located at the corner of Starkey Boulevard and Town Avenue, which is just a half a minute from S.R. 54 in Trinity, Havana

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Scott Cooley and Carl Elliot welcome you to try the delicious authentically Cuban fare offered at Havana Dreamers Café in Longleaf Dreamers Café is open for breakfast, lunch and coffee. I say coffee this way because their coffee menu is so diverse and delicious that it deserves meal-like representation. In fact, you may not head down the street to the regular place once you’ve tried your favorite cuppa at Havana Dreamers. Open since 2011, Havana Dreamers has its roots firmly set in Cuba, and the original founder of the restaurant, Rudy Gonzalez is a firstgeneration immigrant from Havana.

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His family brought them to Florida to escape Castro’s regime. He and his wife Lisa recognized that his family’s authentic recipes were something special, and Havana Dreamers was born. Today, the current owners of Havana Dreamers Café, Carl Elliott and Scott Cooley, continue the tradition of sharing Rudy’s authentic Cuban food with all of Trinity. Carl and Scott have over 42 years of combined military experience, and after retiring, both wanted to do

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Leche in the county!” Another customer said, “What great hospitality, wonderful food, fantastically affordable!” Have Your Lunch Havana Style Scott and Carl might not be from Cuba, but their passion Stop in for the best Cuban sandwich you’ve ever tasted or a Café con Leche with a delicious for authentic Cuban pastry! Havana Dreamers Café is open daily for breakfast and lunch cuisine is as real as it gets. Scott says, “Our Breakfast, Gourmet Coffees and something that they enjoyed. Finding bread is baked fresh and delivered to Espresso Drinks a passion for cooking that he didn’t us from Tampa every day and our pork Bright, clean and friendly, Havana know he had, Scott worked for his is slow roasted and marinated for 24 Dreamers is the place to start your day friends Rudy and Lisa for a long time, hours in our special spices.” Any real during which he perfected those secret off right with a gourmet coffee or tea Cuban sandwich connoisseur knows family recipes. Recently, Scott and Carl and a healthy breakfast. Breakfast that it’s the culmination of the slow items start at just $1.50, and their had the opportunity to become the cooking, that perfect sauce and that owners of Havana Dreamers Café, and most popular breakfast sandwiches, perfectly crunchy on the outside, soft like their bacon, egg and cheese sandthey went for it. Since then, they have in the middle bread that makes the wich served on your choice of Cuban been very involved in the community, sandwich so delicious, and you just bread, Kaiser roll or multigrain bread sponsoring the Seven Springs Rotary can’t find that at a grocery store or a costs just $3.75. There are many tasty Club’s Longleaf Triathlon, as well as regular sub shop. If you want an auitems on the breakfast menu, includthe “Jazzy Javas” who won first place thentic Cuban, Havana Dreamers Café ing guava pastries that are made fresh in that race. Havana Dreamers Café is the place to go. Once you’re there, every day, plus ham, chicken or cheese also was recently recognized as “Best though, the tough decisions begin. Do Croquettas and the American standbys Cuban Café” gold medal by Suncoast you get the Miami Cuban or the of toast (with a twist...it’s Cuban bread Tampa Cuban Sandwich? News. pressed to perfection), bagels with “Even before I was the owner Not knowing that this was up for here, I was the one of the people mak- cream cheese, assorted muffins and debate, Scott explained to me that more, all for just a few dollars. ing the food,” says Scott. “We have a both Tampa and Miami lay claim to They have a variety of coffees to lot of Latin specialties here that you having the “original” Cuban sandchoose from, both plain and flavored; can’t find in many places.” wich, so to please everyone, they make all premium coffees created by Joffrey’s both styles and let the customers Offering both indoor and outCoffee Company of Tampa, but they door seating, Havana Dreamer’s Café choose. The Miami Cuban sandwich are best known for their authentic is the perfect place to catch up with a has slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss Café con Leche. They can make your friend over coffee, take your sweetcheese, mustard, mayo and pickles favorite drink, from skinny flavored hot stacked high and pressed to perfection. heart for breakfast, or dine for lunch. lattes to chai teas. There are a variety of When you order the Tampa Cuban, A customer named Kyle recently great drinks for the kids, too, from reviewed the restaurant online and they add salami (that’s my favorite!). said, “Talk about a secret gem in Pasco Latin sodas to strawberry hot chocoOne customer said, “The owner late! With convenient parking and a County; this little, quaint familyScott was friendly and obviously proud barista at the ready, why would you owned establishment is owned by of the quality and authenticity of the swing by anywhere else for breakfast? friendly folks, serves absolutely delifood he prepares. Justifiably so, as the Customer Michael May says, cious authentic Cuban food, and pulled pork was tender, the authentic “Best Cuban coffee and Café con prices their menu very affordably.” Cuban bread was soft inside and

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crunchy outside and the pickles accented the whole assemblage with a nice tangy note. We got the Tampa version with salami. The sandwich was delicious and large enough to save half for dinner.” They also offer a Roast Pork sandwich, because the pork is so soft and melt-in-your-mouth that many customers simply like the pork on its own. If you love the idea of the roast pork sandwich but want to bypass the Cuban bread, go for the Roast Pork Meal, which is served Cubano-style with the Cuban toast on the side and authentic black beans and yellow rice. Another lunch favorite is their Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich, served with Swiss cheese, bacon, ranch, lettuce and tomato on one of their popular Kaiser rolls. More than sandwiches, Havana Dreamers Café also serves Latin specialties like Deviled Crab, Stuffed Potato, Beef or Chicken Empanadas and Black Bean Soup. Everything on the menu is under $7, so now you can come and experience authentic Cuban cuisine and bring the entire family. Havana Dreamers offers catering services as well and if you are looking for a great space to have your next birthday or anniversary party, business meeting or even Christmas party, Havana Dreamers Café has its own private space that can be rented out for your special event. Havana Dreamers Café is located at 3104 Town Ave., Suite 107 in Trinity and is open 7 days a week: Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. For more information about catering or to order carryout, call (727) 807-7990. Visit www.havanadreamers.com or like them on facebook for updates and specials.

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The Dog House – A Dog’s Place to Just be a Dog! By Katie Thomas The Dog House is located right off of shady, oak lined Tarpon Springs Road, and offers dogs a pup-paradise in a lush tropical setting. Boasting over an acre and a half of fenced boarding and play area, The Dog House is the perfect place for your dog to romp, play, socialize and receive individualized attention from experienced trainers and staff. The Dog House is a trusted friend to local dog owners and is a favorite destination for dog boarding, training and daycare since it was opened nearly five years ago by owners Jamie OccHionero and Sony Zorek. “We started with only six dogs,” says Sony. “Thanks to the community and our clients, we have been able to enjoy business growth and are looking forward to expanding in the near future!” From obstacle courses, a swimming pool and self-filling water dishes to digging areas, cage-less suites and inside/outside play areas, The Dog House is brimming with doggone good times! It is actually like a doggie resort where your dog is a cherished guest. Jamie and Sony each have years of

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experience working with dogs of all breeds, and treat every dog as they do their own – with love! There are no breed restrictions at The Dog House. Jamie says, “We love all dogs and we make sure that we really get to know each dog and how he/she interacts within the pack; from there we pair accordingly with the other dogs for socialization.” The dogs I met while visiting The Dog House truly had great temperaments and happy demeanors and really love their time spent at The Dog House. Customer Blanca Hobana says, “Kaos can’t wait to get to The Dog House EVERY day! He’s always so excited when he sees me getting ready to leave the house because he thinks he’s going to daycare! He plays so hard all day that he’s ready for bed as soon as we get home and he also gets plenty of loving from the awesome staff. If I’m ever traveling, I always board him there as well.” When you first visit The Dog House, one of the professional staff members will have you fill out an enrollment application, which goes on file for safekeeping. The enrollment application verifies vet records, last flea

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treatment, updated shot records (bordatella and rabies are required), medication your dog is on (if any), as well as information concerning your dog’s temperament, attitude, behaviors and social skills. Any dogs exhibiting aggressive qualities will not be put with other dogs. This has proved to be extremely successful for maintaining friendliness amongst all the dogs. Additionally, Jamie has spent numerous hours socializing dogs to teach them how to gain and maintain positive relationships with other dogs. Aggressive

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dogs have been successfully trained to be calm and friendly with other dogs at The Dog House, but they are not allowed to be with the pack until Jamie and Sony are absolutely sure aggressive behavior is eliminated. Rest assured that your dog is in a safe, friendly and highly conscientious environment. The Dog House lawn is flea treated by Massey every two weeks to protect the dogs. Trees and tropical landscaping offer dogs a place to laze in the shade. We all know Florida gets very hot and it is easy for your dog to

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become overheated; the girls at The Dog House are constantly rotating dogs every 15 to 20 minutes from outside areas to inside areas to keep the pups cool and entertained. Misters and outside swimming areas all benefit the dogs from getting too hot, and they absolutely love playing in the water! Each play area is fenced in and for dogs that may be jumpers there is a play pen, where the dog can’t jump the fence or dig. For smaller dogs and puppies, The Dog House sports a puppy area. All the dogs at The Dog House get plenty of exercise, interaction and

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are always getting trained. Head trainer Jamie says, “We work towards teaching the dogs while they’re here for daycare or boarding. It’s a continuous process. I believe in preventative training; stopping a problem before it occurs is key to a happy, healthy and well behaved dog.” The Dog House is cage-free optional so your dog will be housed cagefree if you prefer. The cage-free option allows dogs (unless they are aggressive with other dogs) to be kept in open rooms where, despite not being outside, the dogs can still roam as they please. This allows for a unique unforgettable experience for every dog. Of course, kennels are available as many dogs are crate-trained and prefer to nap and rest in their crate.

designed to go even more indepth than basic training and consists of repetition-based activities, teaching your dog very important skills, all while having fun. This program is a great way to improve the relationship between you and your dog and within no time you will see an increase in the strength of the bond that you two share, as proven by the many success stories this program has produced. Costing only $500 (this includes all daycare costs for the month); this month-long program will greatly enhance your dog’s capabilities, helping your furry pal reach his/her full potential. If you enroll in this program, all they ask is that you bring your dog for a minimum of three days a week on Monday through Thursday.

Classes and Training Through Play! The Dog House offers classes for manners, obedience, agility, searchand-rescue, as well as basic training. Jamie and Sony can teach your dog(s) very useful techniques and abilities that will benefit the whole family. The courses last eight weeks and are well worth the time and money. The Dog House also offers an accelerated 30-day training package to further enhance your dog’s socialization skills and obedience. Jamie’s program “Training Through Play” is

Treat Your Pooch to a Bath! In addition to the training packages, bath packages are offered at The Dog House and can be used any day except holidays. A spa-like bath is the perfect gift to give your pet and yourself. There is nothing better than a clean smelling pup to cuddle up with when you get home from work! Up and Coming at The Dog House Jamie and Sony are working on expanding the back yard area. They are planning a 17 x 27 foot private, fenced-

in yards for dogs. The project should be finished by the end of July and will boast brightly colored Key West-style boarding areas for individual dogs to hang out and take a rest from playtime. Each house will contain individual fans, refillable water dishes, toys and more! Look for The Dog House’s ad in Neighborhood News and Lifestyles to find out about upcoming events, such as the Pup Jam to be held at The Dog House, which will feature live bands, food, drinks and puppy fun! You can always visit their facebook and website for upcoming specials, events and deals. The Dog House is truly a pupparadise and your dog’s home away from home! Sony says, “This is a place for a dog to just be a dog!” With constant play, hands-on training, guidance and personalized attention, The Dog House is a great place for your dog. The Dog House is located at 13131 Tarpon Springs Road in Odessa. Hours are Mon.–Fri., 7 a.m.–7 p.m. and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sat. Call (813) 926-2639 or visit BoardingAtTheDogHouse.com for more information. The Dog House is Better Business Bureau Accredited. For additional photos, testimonials and upcoming events, check out www.facebook.com/thedoghouse08 .

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Hope is Here Waiting for You – Hope United Methodist Church By Dara Tucker On Little Road, across from J.W. Mitchell High School, there’s a place that offers Hope – Hope United Methodist Church (Hope UMC) is a church that accepts you wherever you are in your walk in faith; a church that is focused on welcoming, growing, and serving. Hope UMC’s pastor and congregation desire to help each other and others to become more like Jesus Christ, and they invite you to join with them in a journey toward mature discipleship. Pastor Kelly W. Smith (known by the congregation as Pastor Kelly) understands that deepening your relationship with Christ is a long and sometimes difficult process that requires not only the guidance of God's Spirit, but also the assistance of fellow travelers on the journey. “Hope United Methodist Church would like to travel that road with you and have you join us as we assist one another in pursuing a mature faith in Jesus Christ,” explains Pastor Kelly. “Our mission is to glorify God by strengthening families, mentoring chil-

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the community to join. This year’s VBS theme is Cokesbury’s “Everywhere Fun Fair,” which takes children to a global celebration with the look and feel of a world’s fair. Children will be introduced to special places from all over the world and discover that we are all neighbors and all children of God. From Monday, June 17 – FriSenior Pastor Kelly Smith's sermons are uplifting, yet day, June 21, 9 a.m. – 12 challenge his congregation to grow in their faith. noon, VBS “Neighbors” ages three years (and dren and youth, building relationships, potty-trained) through 5th grade will growing disciples, serving others, and have a fantastic adventure, and welcoming all.” “Friendtastic Faith Guides,” grades 6th through 12th will enjoy a leaderStrengthening Families and Youth ship role as a crew leader at VBS. Hope UMC believes strongly in This year Hope UMC is offering helping build strong families and men- seven action packed weeks of awesome toring the children and youth in our kid-friendly fun for campers, ages five community. Vacation Bible School to fourteen years old. Hope UMC’s (VBS), summer camps, youth groups, Summer Day Camp is an extension of and Hope N Play Preschool are some the church, as a means to provide chilof the activities Hope UMC welcomes dren a summer program for social and

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educational activities in a Christ-centered environment. Some of the weekly session themes include “Myth Busters,” “Discover,” and “Brain Teasers and Game Shows.” Camp hours are from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with extended hours from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., June 24 ¬– August 9. In addition to the school-age camp, there is also a preschool day camp running June 24 – August 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hope UMC’s summer camps are a great opportunity for children to make friends while deepening their faith. Information about the cost, supplies, and paperwork for VBS and summer camps can be found on the church website, www.hope-umc.com or call Christy Murdoch, Director of Children’s Ministries at (727) 372-4689 X 11. Hope N Play is a unique Christian learn-and-play preschool program open to children of all faiths and religious denominations. There is a twoyear-old, three-year-old (potty trained) and a four-year-old VPK program. Director Lisa Pizzolato assures members of the staff have undergone satis-

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factory background and fingerprint screenings. Each of their teachers and assistants completed the 40-hour Childcare Training Course and is certified in Basic First Aid and Infant/Child CPR. For more information on Hope N Play, Lisa can be contacted at 372-4689 ext. 31, or email lisa@hope-umc.com. WiNK (Wednesday Night Kids) is for children three years old through 5th grade. This action packed two hours of fun begins with a $1.50 supper at 6 p.m., followed by 6:30 – 8 p.m. recreation, devotionals, crafts, snacks, singing, playing, and plenty of time for kids to fellowship with one another. Refuge is Hope’s youth group which meets on Sunday nights from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and all students from 6th to 12th grades are invited to participate. Jacob Cornett, a 6th grader at Seven Springs Middle School says, “Youth Group with Kevin Grills is a night filled with games like office chair dodge ball, trivia, and pizza.” Growing Disciples and Building Relationships Hope UMC places a great deal of importance on the need for each member to be involved in a small community group. They believe the

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Christian faith. It was inspired by the Women of Faith Conferences, to unite women in a unique community experience of spiritual growth and support that assures them of God's love. Serving Others and Welcoming All Hope UMC supports international mission trips Water Day is one of the highlights of the week for kids to Honduras, Costa at Hope UMC's Vacation Bible School. Rica, and bi-annually to their sister best way to grow in faith and to find church in Cuba. Mission trips help relationships with other Christ-followfulfill Hope UMC’s vision of glorifyers is in a small group atmosphere. Small-group studies are held on a con- ing God by growing in faith and serving others. They also allow the church tinual basis and include topical and and its members to share a portion of Biblical classes. Women’s, men’s, their resources with those whose needs adult, and mom’s study groups meet are far greater than their own. throughout the week, including Local mission opportunities are Monday and Tuesday evenings, and abundant at Hope UMC; including Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornVolunteer Way, Salvation Army, and ings. Cold Weather Shelter. The Joining Women of Hope is a community Hands Kids’ Camp teams up with group that was created to disciple other area churches to provide a week women through the celebration of

of fun, and breakfast and lunch, for homeless and at-risk children. Three hundred volunteers donate their time to Experience Bethlehem, a living production of the birth of Jesus Christ. While reaching over 5,000 local residents with the production, Hope UMC raises over two tons of donated food each year for local food pantries. If you’re searching for a church that’s welcoming, a church with open arms and open hearts, visit Hope United Methodist this Sunday. Amee Cornett says it best, “Hope UMC is a place I can call home. All the comforts you feel while at home I feel while at Hope. Looking for a place to bring you comfort and peace? Look no further. Hope is here waiting for you.” Hope United Methodist Church is located at 2200 Little Road, Trinity, across from J.W. Mitchell High School. Sunday’s Traditional Service starts at 8:15 am, and Contemporary Services are 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Childcare is provided during all Sunday worship services. For more information about everything Hope UMC has to offer you in your walk in faith, please call 372-4689 or e-mail hopeinfo@hope-umc.com.

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Trinity Village Dental Gives Patients A Lot to Smile About! By Kim Thomas Dr. Jincy Daniel understands how important it is for people to have a healthy smile and is dedicated to helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and keep it! She greeted me at her newly opened practice, Trinity Village Dental, with a big, radiant smile and shared her story, explaining why she is so passionate about dentistry and why it is so important that her patients enjoy their visit. Trinity Village Dental, located on S.R. 54 behind Bonefish Grill, is spacious, immaculate and comfortable for patients, offering water and coffee in the waiting room and even pillows for the treatment rooms. “We make sure everyone feels that they are very important,” says Dr. Daniel. “I have a great team! I love my team – the girls are all awesome. They are like me – we love to take care of people and try to provide a very relaxed atmosphere. We laugh, we have fun and our patients laugh with us. It’s homey here.” Working with Dr. Daniel are office manager Lisa, dental assistant Jessica,

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and dental hygienist Dana. With six treatment rooms, digital panoramic x-rays, an intraoral camera and monitors where patients can easily see what Dr. Daniel is seeing, Trinity Village Dental has all the bells and whistles of any top-notch, full-service dental practice. Trinity Village Dental’s services include: preventative dentistry, tooth colored fillings, whitening procedures, cosmetic dentistry, emergency care and same day appointments, periodontal therapy, endodontics (root canal therapy) and extractions, as well as implant restorations, dentures, crowns, bridges, partials and more. Meet Jincy Daniel, D.M.D. Dr. Daniel is vivacious, friendly and outgoing, and you’d never guess it but she hasn’t always loved her own smile. As a child, when a giggle bubbled forth, her hand automatically went up to hide her smile. Now, Dr. Daniel has so much compassion for her patients because it was through the help of dentistry that she gained selfconfidence. “I knew right out of high

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school, at 18, what I wanted to do,” says Dr. Daniel. “I’d had braces and improving my smile gave me so much confidence.” Chicagoborn, Dr. Daniel moved with her family to sunny South (L-R) Office Manager Lisa, Dental Assistant Jessica, Florida where Dr. Jincy Daniel and Dental Hygienist Dana she attended middle and Through an advanced program, Dr. high school. Knowing early what her Daniel was able to complete both her purpose was, she set out to achieve the undergraduate and dental education in goal of becoming a dentist before she just seven years. even graduated high school and was Dr. Daniel practiced for a few one of only five students accepted years in South Florida before moving early to Nova Southeastern University to this part of the sunshine state and in Ft. Lauderdale, shortening her unpracticing in West Central Florida for dergraduate studies by one year. She the past two years. Recently, Dr. earned a degree in Biology, and then Daniel and her family – husband attended NSU College of Dental Godly and their two young daughters Medicine where she earned her Doc– moved from Dunedin to Trinity. tor of Dental Medicine degree. Understandably, this busy wife and

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mom is super excited to open a new office right in her own community. “We love Trinity! I love the pace here and people are so friendly and kind,” says Dr. Daniel. “We are settled and plan to be here a long time!” Dr. Daniel and her husband both are very community-oriented. Godly is the director of a foster care agency in the Tampa Bay area called 4KIDS of West Central Florida. Together, the Daniels have been actively involved in youth ministries in their local church for many years. Dr. Daniel is a very giving person with a big heart and it was really uplifting to hear her longterm goals – not your average list. “I’d like to help set up clinics in underserved areas,” shares Dr. Daniel. “I just feel the reason God put me here and the reason I’m in dentistry is to help people who don’t have access to care. I have to find the avenues to make that happen. One day, I want to teach other dentists how to set up clinics and reach more people. There are villages in remote areas around the world where people have never heard of a dentist. That is where I want to go and serve. Some day!” No doubt, the future holds adventure and growth for Dr. Daniel, but for now, she is fully dedicated to

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providing her patients with the most excellent, comprehensive dental care possible. She looks forward to growing her practice here in Trinity, where her girls can grow up strong, healthy and happy. She says, “Here, I get to take care of my patients the way that I want to and treat them they way they should be treated. I love people and really enjoy getting to know my patients.” Gentle Dental – Affordable Dental “I’m known for being gentle and I have small hands,” Dr. Daniel says with a laugh, holding her hands up. “My biggest concern is for my patients’ comfort. Even if it takes a little longer, I don’t mind. We are never going to be a fast-paced, clinic type of office. I feel like if you are coming here and trusting us with your care – you deserve to be treated like family.” Patient comfort is extremely important to Dr. Daniel. She understands that some patients are anxious about the dental procedures they need, so oral sedation is provided when needed and nitrous oxide will be added to services in the near future. “Oral sedation works great for the patients who need it,” says Dr. Daniel. Dr. Daniel realizes that dental

work can be expensive and Trinity Village Dental makes every effort to help patients figure out how to take care of their needs based on their time and finances. “I purposely spend extra time with patients on their first visit to get to know their needs and to find out what they want,” says Dr. Daniel. She identifies the problems that need to be taken care of right away, and works with her patients by preparing a stepby-step plan to help them reach optimal dental health. “Everything that is wrong doesn’t need to be fixed in one appointment,” says Dr. Daniel. Her goal is to make sure that when a treatment option is given, she is keeping the big picture in mind for the patient, and she strives to understand each person's individual goals and desires for their dental health. One patient who was very unhappy with his smile worked with office manager Lisa to find an affordable treatment plan for composite veneers. “The result was phenomenal,” says Dr. Daniel. “He said it was the first time he had smiled in five years. The smile on his face was priceless and he gave me a big bear hug after he saw his smile. That is a reaction I look forward to …that genuine confidence from a happy, healthy smile.”

Trinity Village Dental is a Preferred Provider for many insurance plans and currently accepts: Aetna, Assurant, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Connection, Delta Dental, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, Principal, United Concordia and United Healthcare. If you do not see your plan listed, Trinity Village Dental welcomes your inquiry and will be happy to verify benefits for your convenience. No insurance? No worries! Trinity Village Dental has a great plan in place for patients without insurance with the Trinity Dental Savings Plan, which includes per year: FREE Exam (D0150, D0140), FREE Cleanings 2 per year- (D1110, D1120) and FREE x-rays, plus all dental procedures are Discounted 20%. Trinity Village Dental accepts Care Credit. Trinity Village Dental is located at 10720 State Rd 54, Suite 101 in Trinity. Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Mon.; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tues.; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wed.; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thurs.; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fri.; and from 9 a.m. – 2 pm. on Sat. For an appointment or more info, call 727-372-9955. You can visit online at www.TheTrinityDentist.com.

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Curves Complete - Makes Buring Fat as Easy as 1, 2, 3! By Kim Thomas Curves isn’t just a girl gym; it is a company that celebrates women, providing a fitness and weight loss plan based on science that truly works! The largest fitness franchise in the world, Curves has thousands of locations in more than 90 countries and offers women a one-stop program, called Curves Complete, that includes exercise, diet, and one-on-one coaching all in one place. There are many weight loss programs that give you an eating plan and tell you to exercise, but Curves Complete is different because it provides its clients with everything under one roof that they will need to succeed – exercise and nutritional supplements, coaching and encouragement, and a healthy weight loss plan that is designed to keep you feeling satisfied while you build muscle and lose fat. Sounds expensive, right? But it isn’t! Curves Complete is only $12.95 a week with a six-month agreement, and makes burning fat easy with a 3-step plan that includes: 1–Exercise; 2–Meal

Plan; 3–Coaching. And, if you mention this article or the Curves ad in Neighborhood News & Lifestyles, you can get 50 percent off of the service fee and get your “Tools4Success” Kit absolutely free. A fantastic value! The Tools4Success Kit ($50 value) is complete with everything you need to get started: pedometer, water bottle and a week’s supply of Essentials 2 Go (Curves’ multivitamin, calcium, and omega 3 supplements). If you don’t need to diet and are interested in just a fitness membership, mention us and get 50 percent off the service fee and 30 days free! Curves has been in our area for almost ten years and has members of all ages; currently, the youngest is 14 and the oldest is 88. It used to be located at Mitchell Ranch Plaza on Little Road until six months ago when Curves relocated to the Chelsea Place Plaza, just a few minutes from East Lake where Mitchell Boulevard and Seven Springs Boulevard intersect. On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to talk with a lot of local ladies who say that Curves not only has changed their lives for the bet-

ter – but it is FUN! I’ve never seen a group enjoy working out so much. Everyone was having such a great time that the high-energy, 30minute circuit training flew by and then they were all ready to participate in the Curves Circuit with Zumba. Those classes are offered three times a week, on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Dana Sheranek (left), Doris Nunziata (middle), & owner Joanne Pieri (right) “Everyone thinks that Curves is just a place to website; click on “The Program” first, work out, but we are a complete weight then hit “The Science” tab. Joanne and loss center,” says owner Joanne Pieri. her staff, Doris Nunziata and Dana “Curves Complete is backed by worldSheranek, at Curves have completed renowned Cleveland Clinic, and we are online Cleveland Clinic courses to bethe most researched programs in the come Curves Complete Cleveland world. There is department at Texas A Clinic Certified Weight Loss Coaches. & M University that is exclusively doing Joanne is lively, friendly and the research for Curves, and they are tweak- Curves gals adore her! “I was a member ing the Curves Complete program all first,” says Joanne, sharing why she the time to help women get optimal re- made the decision to grab an opportusults.” You can read about the science nity and purchase the local Curves franbehind the program on the Curves.com


chise when it was still located at Mitchell Ranch Plaza. “I loved it so much! I was in higher education for 20 years and fitness and nutrition were the only other areas in which I was really interested. Curves motto is two words, ‘Strengthening Women,’ and I’m lucky that I get to do that every day.” Curves Complete Local Success Stories “Curves will change your life! It changed my life and helped with my self-esteem. I love this place!” exclaimed Josephine, a resident of Trinity who has been a member of Curves for four years and just celebrated her 1,000th workout – yes, one thousand! She proudly showed off her Curves’ 1,000 celebratory t-shirt, just one of the many incentives at Curves. New to Curves, Santa has only been a member for one week but already feels better. “I enjoy it,” says Santa. “It’s very good and it’s not hard. I have felt a difference right away and the vitamins help a lot. I am shocked.” Weight loss is important to many members and Curves Complete delivers. Trinity resident Rose shares that she lost 14 pounds and 15 inches in six weeks. “I can’t live without it! I’m going to do it for myself this time,” says Rose, adding “and it’s not just the coaches who are wonderful here but

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also all of the ladies. There is a lot of encouragement.” Karen, also from Trinity, says, “It’s fantastic. I’ve lost 20 pounds and 11 inches in 12 weeks, so I say IT WORKS!” New Port Richey resident, Nancy has lost 45 pounds. She shares, “I love it! It is the only program that has worked for me. I’ve tried Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem – I’ve tried them all. Curves Complete is the only program where I have kept off the weight, and I am continuing to lose.” Joanne piped in, “She was a very good participant. She did everything I told her to do.” Then Nancy shared how Curves really changed her life, “Fifteen years ago I had a heart attack. Curves has really been a life saver. This place is wonderful and Joanne is the reason why – if they could just clone Joanne and put her in every single Curves, they would be a lucky company!” Curves Complete is Personalized to Work For You “The Curves workout helps you build lean muscle,” says Joanne. “That is where Curves Complete differs from most weight loss programs where people lose muscle. With strength training building and maintaining muscle, you are losing only fat. For instance if you

lost 20 pounds with this program, 15 of those pounds may be fat and that is what you want to lose. Muscle is more metabolically active, so maintaining muscle is key to prolonged weight loss.” Joanne showed me how the circuit training machines work for all levels of fitness, “from those who’ve never set foot in a gym before all the way to marathon runners.” She explains, “Because of the hydraulic Josephine shows off the Curves t-shirt that cylinder [construction] they are ac- celebrates her 1,000th workout at Curves! tually pushing fluid through the with women who will support and encylinder to create resistance.” courage you, benefit from weekly A nifty little key tag, called CurvesSmart, which is a personal coach- coaching sessions, and have fun, then Curves is right for you. ing system, is given to each member If you are a member of the Silver and it keeps track of your workouts. Sneakers program or Silver & Fit, your Members are rewarded at various mileinsurance pays your membership fee – ask stones, like Josephine’s “1,000” t-shirt. Joanne for details. CurvesSmart also serves as a personal Curves is located at 1334 Seven motivator because it tracks your perSprings Blvd. in New Port Richey. sonal progress, setting the bar a little Hours: Mon., 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. higher with each session. Joanne says, and 3 – 7:30 p.m.; Tues. from 8 a.m. “This little key tag is going to push you – if it goes to orange, you’ve got to kick – 1 p.m. and 3 – 7:30 p.m.; Wed. from 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 – 7:30 it up a notch until it turns green!” p.m.; Thurs. from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. There are other fun motivaters too. and 3 – 7:30 p.m.; Fri. from 6:30 Every time you hit your maximum tara.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 – 6 p.m.; and get for the day, you get to ring the bell, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sat. Please which gets everyone cheering you on. If you are looking for a place where visit Curves.com for more information or call (727) 834-8720. you can get into shape, make friends

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Pasco County Public Transportation Getting People To Where They Want To Go By Marcy Sanford Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) has buses in this area that can help you get where you need to go. Here are a few “Facts on Public Transportation” from the American Public Transportation Association: 1. One-fourth of today’s 75+ age group does not drive, making public transportation a lifeline for older adults. 2. If one in 10 Americans used public transportation regularly, the U.S. reliance on foreign oil could be cut by more than 40%, which translates to the amount of oil we import from Saudi Arabia each year. 3. Emissions from road vehicles are the largest contributors to smog. 4. The National Safety Council estimates that riding the bus is over 170 times safer than automobile travel. 5. Public transportation saves you money.

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If you are a senior citizen who is no longer comfortable driving, someone who is interested in helping to make a positive environmental impact, a student without a car who would like to get out of the house this summer, or just someone who is fed up with fighting daily traffic, Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) might be able to help you with your transportation needs. Last year PCPT helped more than a million people get to their destinations.

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PCPT operates 18 fixed-route transit buses on ten routes, which include two routes traveling into Northern Pinellas County and one connecting with Hillsborough County. In West Pasco, the service is provided in the northwest area at Denton Avenue in Hudson, eastward to Little Road, and south to Tarpon Springs where there is a connection with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and also along S.R. 54 from Little Road to the Zephyrhills Town Center. You can see a full map of all the bus routes including route 54 online. Route 54 starts on Little Road at the Medical Center of Trinity and then travels down S.R. 54 to Zephyrhills City Hall. There are stops along the way at Suncoast Crossings where you can shop at Super Target or Petco, or

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get a bite to eat at Chili’s or MacDonald’s, or a cup of coffee from Starbucks. You can ride the bus to The Shops at Wiregrass or Victorious Life Church. The bus turns around in downtown Zephyrhills. Along S.R. 54 there are plenty of medical offices, retail shops, and restaurants meaning this bus can take you to any number of appointments, places for entertainment, or potential summer jobs. PCPT is committed to providing efficient, reliable, and cost effective public transportation. To make sure that they are serving the public’s needs, PCPT has held several openhouse style public workshops over the past year. “Our workshops have been very successful,” say Nina Stampli, Program Coordinator for PCPT. “The people who came to the workshops gave us some very valuable input. We also had staff there to answer questions and provide information about all of our services.” Free Ride Days, Student Summer Haul Pass & More! PCPT has several ride free days coming up. On Wednesday, May 15, in honor of Older Americans’ Month, seniors 60+ ride for free. PCPT is des-

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ignating Thursday, June 20 as “Dump the Pump Day” and all citizens will ride for free that day. Veterans will receive free rides on Tuesday, November 12. This summer PCPT is offering students a Student Summer Haul Pass program. Students can purchase this special pass for $20, and they will receive unlimited rides from June 1 through August 31, 2013. Students must show their PCPT Reduced Fare Photo ID. PCPT plans to offer this special program annually to students. This is a great opportunity if you’re a student without a car. You don’t have to worry about being stuck at home all summer. PCPT can get you to Hudson Beach, several movie theatres, plenty of places for shopping. They can even take you to Pasco Hernando Community College if you need to take an extra class this summer. All Buses are equipped with Bike racks. Approximately 60 new bus shelters will be installed countywide over the next several months. All shelters will have brighter solar-powered lighting and will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. These new state-of-the-art bus shelters will increase the safety and security of

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passengers while providing protection from the sun and rain. When you use PCPT to get to and from work at least two days a week, you are eligible to register for the Emergency Ride Home Program. This program guarantees you a taxi ride home for family emergencies, personal illness, or unscheduled overtime. Demand response service is also provided to the mobility impaired and the transportation disadvantaged through the PCPT paratransit service. The PCPT administrative office is located in Port Richey with a satellite operations office in San Antonio. PCPT reports to the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and is a Division of the Community Services Department. In addition to passenger fares, funding for PCPT is obtained through county ad valorem taxes, as well as state and federal grants. To find out more about Pasco County Public Transportation, please call (727) 834-3322 or (813) 235-6073. You can view maps of all their routes online at www.pascocountyfl.net/Index.aspx?N ID=243.

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The Old Becomes New Again – CARE Elfers Center By Diane Galemmo Closed for nearly eight years, the CARE Elfers Center had its grand reopening Friday, May 10, in time for the centennial of the historic schoolhouse building in 2014. The ceremony began with the Gulf High School NJROTC color guard and ended with the ribbon cutting. Safety problems, mainly due to crumbling structures, forced closure of the landmark building in May 2005. Repairs begun in 2009 have fortified the crumbling structure, stabilizing and renovating it, says Bill Aycrigg, former executive director of CARES. No local tax money was used for the $2 million project, which drew on Community Development Block Grants and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development funding which was secured by then U.S. Representative Mike Bilirakis, thereby avoiding the wrecking ball. This historic building began as the Elfers School in 1914 through 1965. From 1979 to 2005 it func-

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tioned as a CARES senior center. From 2006 to 2013 it remained unused, ostensibly awaiting monies in order to rebuild the crumbling structure. And now, the renovated Center dropped the word "senior" to reflect the goal of broadening the appeal of the many programs it offers. The Center will offer a range of activities such as ballroom dancing, tai chi, yoga, zumba, bridge, a computer lab and a satellite branch of the New Port Richey library. Advanced computer courses are in the works, along with more health and wellness programs. The new south wing houses an attractive cafe with a warming kitchen, (one can buy soups, sandwiches and salads for a reasonable price), and an ample activity room for activities such as gentle exercise, line dancing, wood carving, stained glass and painting. The Center offers a thrift and gift shop and will also provide a range of health, legal and financial educational seminars. Brenda Martyniak, public relations coordinator for the nonprofit

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Community Aging and Retirement Services, says, "It is gorgeous.” The center will be a satellite branch of the New Port Richey Public Library, and ROTC students are helping to stock library shelves. “We are going to provide books and other materials for the library,” says library director Susan Dillinger. “We have created a location code for them on our automated system.” "Volunteers will be hanging some historic images of the old school, which we had enlarged and made into art canvases,” Martyniak reports. The large auditorium on the 2nd floor can hold up to 100 people, making it perfect for groups such as Rotary clubs to hold special events or regular meetings. Additional meeting

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rooms will feature Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet so business people can make presentations, perhaps over lunch. Catered meals will be available at the center and coffee will be available in the morning. The CARES travel department has its own bus and will continue to set up field trips for its members. Now the center appears to be becoming a beehive of activity once again, says an elated Evie Parks, director of the facility. Parks proudly stands in front of the City of New Port Richey Library branch at Elfers, a satellite location for the city library sys-

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stairwell as they climbed up to the spacious auditorium on the second floor. The upstairs stage remains; here many students performed skits, nervously avoiding the old trap door that has now been removed. The 2nd floor auditorium can hold up to 100 people, perfect for groups such as Rotary clubs to hold special events or regular meetings, CARES officials believe. Each Saturday beEvie Parks, Coordinator of Elfers Center tween 1 and 3 p.m. various local musicians tem. More than 1,000 books will be perform. Admission is free and refreshavailable for loan. Historic photos ments are served. Recently, country from the building’s schoolhouse era hang on the cafeteria walls. Volunteers western, bluegrass and gospel music was on the agenda. enlarged the photos and made them Volunteers are needed for a vainto art canvases. Interestingly, Parks riety of tasks including clerical duattended the schoolhouse as an eleties and answering phones. For mentary school girl. additional information or to volunMany features reflect the historic teer, visit www.caresfl.org or call roots of the schoolhouse building. In 727-847-1290. The Center is loDecember 2011, construction crews started renovations that connected the cated at 4136 Barker Dr. in New Port Richey. The CARES Elfers schoolhouse with a rebuilt annex. Travel Club can be reached at 727Parks and Martyniak pointed to the 848-3387. high-sheen up wooden flooring in the

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Alton Voss – Overcoming Addiction By Matt Selby Addiction can affect anyone; whether it is a loved one, a neighbor, a friend or even yourself. It tears apart families, relationships and communities. The Ross Poel Organization, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to sponsoring selected individuals in need of treatment for drug addiction, who otherwise may not be able to afford their entire treatment, believes everyone deserves the opportunity to be cured. Thanks to this wonderful organization, Alton Voss, someone who I have known since the age of 9, has overcome his addiction and is on the road back to a healthy, drug free, meaningful life. Alton and I grew up together playing football. I knew him long before addiction ever had a grip on his life. Alton was always the biggest kid on the field, and sometimes it was hard for my teammates and me to grasp that he was our age. I can remember when we were 11 Alton couldn’t play half the season because his body was growing too fast. He had

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ankle and foot problems from the fast growth and by the age of 12, the kid was wearing size 13 shoes and stood about 6 feet tall. The rest of us were lucky to be 5 feet tall, but at least we could play. When he was able to play, we crushed teams. I played quarterback and Alton was a receiver and running back. All we had to do was get him the ball and it took the entire defense to take him down. We had a lot of fun playing youth football and everyone knew Alton was going to be a great ball player when he grew up. Fast forward to high school; by this time Alton and I had grown apart a bit, as we went to different schools. I played quarterback for Tarpon High School in Pinellas County and Alton now played quarterback and safety for Gulf High School in Pasco County. On the offensive side of the ball, Alton and I both led our counties in QB statistics and we both landed 1st team all county honors as quarterbacks. We talked every now and then, but I had no idea what Alton was battling during this time and, even worse, neither did he. He didn’t know it yet, but he

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had a few triggers mentally that always made him feel a little bit off. It all started when he tried his first Roxycodone pill during the second semester of his senior year of high school. He loved the feeling of bliss and euphoria and instantly he was hooked; it helped him escape from the dayto-day stress, and any negativity on his mind seemed to disappear. “I Alton Voss (Right) shows off championship had no idea what I had trophy in Argentina gotten myself into at the time and knowing what I more times. Unfortunately, his time at know now, I wish I would have never USF was very short lived. He left USF taken that pill that day,” says Alton. after his freshman season. He told Graduating high school, Alton everyone that had he lost his passion stood 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighed for the game – something he had about 225 pounds. Many college loved so much growing up. Alton says, scouts were after him, and for good “looking back, I know it was the drugs reason; he was arguably the best quarthat controlled my decision, and to terback Gulf High School had ever this day it is one of the biggest misseen and one heck of an all-around takes of my life.” athlete. By the time Alton left for USF After he quit USF, Alton he said that he did pills at least 15 bounced around a bit, and eventually

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hit an all time low when a friend showed him how to contort his back to make it look like he had a disorder so he could get pain pills. He went to a pain clinic and after manipulating the MRI results to look like he had bulging disks, Alton was prescribed 240 Roxycodone, 120 Oxycontin and 90 muscle relaxers. Alton knew this was way too many pills for him, but still felt like he’d won the lottery. He decided to sell the pills he didn’t consume himself, and the addict now became the dealer for many. Alton eventually enrolled at St.

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Petersburg College and soon after he had what he refers to as a “manic episode.” By this time, Alton was doing pills, marijuana, and even some crack if it was around. The drugs, mixed with his underlying triggers, were a disastrous combination. After his episode, he booked a flight to Michigan and decided a change in scenery was needed. Unfortunately, Michigan was no better for Alton, at least not at first. Soon after arriving in Michigan, Alton was arrested and charged with a felony. He went to the Ottawa County Jail

(OCJ), and a week into his stay, he was sent to Hackley Hospital where he was misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and bi-polar. He was sent back to OCJ and this is where he was introduced to his attorney. She was able to get his charges reduced to a misdemeanor and he returned to Florida. They stayed in contact after he arrived back in Florida. At this Alton Voss #11 and me #12 at 10 years old playing point, his life was steadily youth football heading downward. He was still using marijuana and was now on prescribed the opportunity to go to college and psychiatric medications that were not play football again when he completes helping. He spoke with his Michigan his outpatient treatment in June 2013. attorney almost everyday and one day Alton’s treatment at CMI has she asked him a question, "What if I turned his life around, and now he could get you into treatment at CMI wants to do the same for anyone else in Argentina?" This amazing opportuwho is searching for a way to improve nity is what he needed to get his life their quality of life. Alton has been back. working with the Ross Poel OrganizaAlton went to CMI Abasto, a ad- tion (RPO) to help educate, prevent, diction treatment center, with no exand sponsor those who do not have pectations but hoped that his life could the financial means for treatment. be changed forever. After one week of Alton is actually the first patient to go thorough medical and philosophical through RPO and receive this sponassessments he was given his diagnosis sorship. If you know anyone who and treatment plan. This was his first could benefit from RPO or CMI time entering treatment. He started to Abasto, please go to RossPoelOrganiwork intensely on himself because the zation.com or CMIAbasto.com. At drugs were just a consequence of the RPO website there is also an opsomething much deeper. The drugs portunity for people to contribute to were the symptom of the problem. the sponsorship fund. Any donation CMI helped him to realize the probyou can make is greatly appreciated in lem – the “why” for the drugs – and the fight against drug addiction. showed him ways to work on the Because of CMI Abasto and problem. So, with a lot of hard work, RPO, my friend Alton’s life has been his urge to use drugs naturally disaptransformed. His story is that of inspipeared and was replaced with a good ration, and Alton would like you to practical philosophy of understanding know that no matter what the addichimself. Now, Alton is currently in his tion, there is a solution; and with deoutpatient phase, which consists of termination, inner strength and the treatment, a business internship, and help of the caring individuals at CMI training for football. Because of this Abasto you too can achieve success life-changing program, Alton now has over your addiction.

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Coach Larry Beets – A Long Legacy Of Coaching By Alexis Selby There are certain people who we encounter who will forever make a lasting impression in our lives; who inspire us to be better and help shape us to become the people we are today. Baseball coach Larry Beets is one of those people. For over 36 years Coach Beets has served as a mentor, a coach, a teacher, and most importantly, a friend. He has taught the importance of hard work and dedication and helped his students and his players to succeed in both the classroom and on the field. Coach Beets says, “Baseball is not all about winning or losing; it is about making a difference in people’s lives. It is about the people you meet and the relationships you build and getting the most out of your players, the other coaches and most importantly – yourself.” I was fortunate enough to have been a student of Coach Beets, and it is my honor to write about the legacy of such an inspirational mentor! Coach Beets grew up playing ball,

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and his coaching career began with a love of the game and a vision. He says, “I got into coaching because I wanted to be able to give athletes that sense of camaraderie that I experienced playing sports and convey to others what my coaches gave to me.” After graduating from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, he accepted a coaching position at Gulf High School in 1974, thus beginning his career. After coaching for five years, including three at Gulf High and two at Hudson, Coach Beets transferred to Ridgewood, where he remained as the head varsity coach for the next 28 years. When he started at Ridgewood, it was merely a junior high school, and together with other members of the staff helped build the baseball stadium from the ground up. Step-by-step and brick-bybrick Coach Beets helped lay the foundation for Ridgewood High School’s baseball team and the future of their athletic program. Coach Beets is married to Donna, his lovely wife of 40 years who he met in college, who is also a teacher, and together they have a beautiful daughter Bethany.

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Much of Ridgewood’s baseball success could be attributed to Coach Beets’ rigorous work ethic and strategy. “Repetition is the key to success,” says Coach Beets. “We never took a day off. If it rained we waited for the rain to clear. I didn’t want my players ELHS Baseball Coach Dan Genna & Coach Larry Beets to get used to going home – they they are doing.” Coach Beets truly might have liked it too much.” And went above and beyond for his stuthe results speak volumes, with 565 dents, both in the classroom and on wins in his varsity career, including a the baseball field, and has maintained state championship game appearance close relationships with many of his in 2002, where his team was ranked as former players. On our interview he the best 4A public school in the state. happily recanted stories of what his Coach Beets says, “I think it is former players were up to and how important to teach at the school you they have succeeded after high school. coach at. I like to see my players durUp until being let go last year as a ing the school day to make sure they result of the Deferred Retirement Opare doing well. I also like to see stution Program, Coach Beets had spent dents who aren’t playing and see how

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knew of Coach Genna when he played in high school and knew he would be a solid coach. He is very disciplined.” As a big fan of Coach Beets, Coach Genna wanted a way to honor his mentor when he heard that the coach was getting let go from Ridgewood after over 28 years of coaching. This Coach Beets throws out the first pitch past February Coach Genna got his chance, the past 28 years as Head Varsity and formally invited Coach Beets to Coach at Ridgewood High School and throw out the first pitch at one of his was the only coach Ridgewood had games. Coach Beets accepted, and on ever known. He is currently the assisFebruary 22, threw the first pitch at tant coach at Pasco Hernando ComEast Lake’s game against North Port. munity College and continues with the same strong work ethic and pasOver the last three decades, sion for the game. Coach Beets has made a huge imOver the past 33 years as a head pact on the lives of hundreds, if not varsity coach in Pasco County, Coach thousands of former athletes and Beets has formed many lasting relastudents, who he has inspired and tionships with other coaches in the coached. He has helped make area, including that of East Lake VarRidgewood what it is today, and alsity Head Coach Dan Genna. A though he is no longer a coach friendship built upon mutual respect, there, he has forever left his mark both coaches share the same love of on the school, and his proud legacy baseball and dedication to seeing their will carry on. athletes succeed. Coach Beets says, “I

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House of Hobbies Celebrates 50 Years of Building Traditions By Katie Thomas October 6, 2012 was a very special day at House of Hobbies in Palm Harbor. It marked the 50th Anniversary of this well-stocked hobby shop that has been serving the community with a way to satisfy their hobbyist needs since 1962! A hobby is a great way to pursue an interest and express creativity through a fun, relaxing activity. At House of Hobbies you can find all the components necessary to start a new hobby, finish a current project, learn something new and build relationships with like-minded people who have the answers to all of your hobby questions. House of Hobbies owners Bob and Barbara Kotimaki have embraced the opportunity to help build family traditions and strengthen family ties through hobbies. Barbara says they have multiple generations of families as customers and she hears all the time, “I want my son’s first model to come from the same shop where I got my first model.” Even the littlest ones can enjoy building at House of Hob-

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bies which has snap-together models that are easy for little hands to master. Bob and Barbara’s grandson Joshua built his very first model with his father. His second model was built with his mom. “It was a special moment for all,” shares Barbara. “He is very protective of his models and keeps them on display in his room.” As a hobby enthusiast, Bob wanted to offer a place where a person could walk in and find the hobby meant for their personal liking. Bob’s wife Barbara says, “There was not a hobby he was not interested in or involved in. He was determined to provide a hobby shop which provided all facets of model hobbies.” Bob opened his first shop in Clearwater and after ten years of business there, he gained the success and repertoire it took to open a second shop in New Port Richey. The Clearwater store was in operation on Ft. Harrison Avenue for 42 years and the New Port Richey store operated for 32 years! Eight years ago, Bob merged the two stores to one location in Palm Harbor; Barbara and Jen (their daugh-

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ter) help Bob run the new store. House of Hobbies is celebrating its 50th year of offering excellent customer service to every age of hobby lover in the area. Bob’s determination to own a wonderful hobby shop with something for everyone has truly paid off – his store offers an enormous selection of all sorts of diverse and unique House of Hobbies has everything a hobbyist desires! hobbies to choose from. Prepare yourself beI enjoyed perusing over all the differfore walking into House of ent assets people can buy to make Hobbies; you will be blown away by their model plane, ship, boat, car or the gigantic assortment of fun to train set as realistic as possible. The sechoose from. “Our products consist of lection was incredible! Not only does all types,” says Barbara. “We have House of Hobbies have everything a wood and plastic models, R/C prodhobby enthusiast could possibly need, ucts, rockets, trains, planes, pine cars, they have the knowledge to help you educational products and figurines of with any questions. Bob, Barbara and all types. From dollhouses to die cast Jen have the know-how it takes to cars! We also have a large variety of all help you get started and complete a the tools and supplies for your project. Customers rave over the wide hobby.” selection available and the kindness While visiting House of Hobbies, each employee shows to customers.

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tomer’s needs. Barbara says, “It is especially rewarding to have the many followers from multiple generations visit our shop. The smile on a father or grandfather’s face bringing in a child, indicating that they received their first hobby from our shop is what keeps us still enjoying our business.” The tradition that can be built through the love of a hobby is Joshua is very proud of his first model car something to share with someone you love. Sharing your hobby is all part of the fun, especially when you “I have been shopping at the can spark the imagination within a House of Hobbies since around young child! House of Hobbies is a 1988,” says loyal and longtime cusplace to enjoy your personal hobby tomer, Steve. “The owners are very and find exactly what you need. knowledgeable and helpful. I am into Whether you’re looking for a bescale RC boats. I live on the east coast, ginner’s project, expert advice or over two hours away. When I was tryparts/paint to complete your hobby, ing to find a kit that was out of proHouse of Hobbies is the place to go! duction for about 15 years, I knew And, with the holidays fast approachwho to call. Yeah, they had it – brand ing, it’s the perfect time to stop in for new in the box! This store is one of some great gift ideas and an early start the last great ones. I visit every chance on this year’s shopping. I get over to the west coast. Don't House of Hobbies is located at pass up the chance to see this place or 37700 US Hwy. 19 in Palm Harmeet its owners. You will not be disapbor. Hours are Mon. – Sat., 10:30 pointed.” a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For additional inBob and Barbara agree that the formation, please call (727) 943best part of running House of Hob5800. bies is being able to satisfy their cus-

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“ECLA” Continued from page 1 our two-year-old girl because we were impressed with the Academy Director, teaching staff and diverse curriculum. After several months, our expectations have been exceeded. They are passionate about caring for our child, which is evidenced by the fact that she absolutely loves going there, and also loves her teacher. We feel good about leaving her there knowing that she is not only in a safe environment, but one in which she is challenged and thriving. They live up to the name – it’s more than a day care, it really is a learning center. We highly recommend Excel Creative Learning Academy to other parents.” Academy Director, “Ms. Erika” Mahoney, is a Florida State Certified Teacher with nearly 10 years of experience, and is known for her commitment to the children and their parents. “I still love to teach and I spend as much time in the classrooms as I possibly can to model literacy curriculum,” says Mahoney. “Even the young children get a lot out of the SMART Board technology, which is awesome! With the youngest children we use it

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in very small amounts, but each classroom becomes a virtual classroom with the SMART Boards. For example, the older kids have been learning about sunflowers. They planted seeds in their classroom and then will transplant them to the playground gardens to watch them grow. Using the SMART Board, we are able to take the kids to a thriving sunflower garden in Italy. The kids loved watching the flowers sway in the wind.” ECLA’s private playground, surrounded by an eight-foot fence, gives the children a beautiful, grassy minipark to play in and there’s even a garden to watch their flowers grow. The littlest ones get to enjoy the park as well, as their teachers take them for a stroll in their fancy multi-infant stroller. Keeping Your Little One Safe, Happy & Secure Safety is of the utmost importance at ECLA. In order to get into the academy, parents walk into the building and go up the elevator to the second floor. The main door is always locked and monitored by a camera, and once inside there is someone to greet them in the lobby. Parents and

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approved guardians are given access to the facility by way of fingerprint recognition technology. It sounds very Mission Impossible, but actually it’s the perfect soluECLA’s classrooms are bright, roomy and equipped with toption. No one notch teaching tools such as SMART Boards is allowed ity even has bathrooms with tubs in near the children unless they are a parthem so that each child can have a ent or a teacher. No passes or badges, bath, if and when they need one. just the right people. There are multiECLA has a motto that reads ple fingerprint recognition technology “Engage, Enrich, and Empower,” and stations, and once scanned in a picture they do that by focusing on each child of your child appears, and parents can and their individual milestones and make payments, get reminders about grouping them accordingly. For examvaccinations and even receive messages ple, the infant group is aptly named from the staff all in one place. Discoverers and they are developmenOne of the things that makes tally grouped as “6-weeks to mobile,” ECLA unique is that it is a licensed because there’s a huge difference be24/7 facility. Currently on a waiting tween an infant that is sitting and an list for this program, this is a great opinfant that is running, regardless of tion for medical staff that works when they naturally learn to do so! evening and weekend hours. The facilThe curriculum for the Discover-

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ers is a whole lot of attention. Only taking 8 infants at a time, the certified teachers in the infant room keep to a curriculum that is 100% tender love and care. Each feeding and diapering need is met immediately, and the infant room is kept impeccably clean; in fact, it’s a shoe-free environment! Each child is given their own crib, and their parents can decorate it and furnish it as they would like, bringing a little bit of home to school for their little one. There is always an open-door policy for parents at ECLA, so parents enjoy being able to stop in and see their babies whenever they can get a chance, no matter how old their child is. Ms. Erika says, “It’s harder for the parents at first than it is for the kids! They settle in quickly and enjoy it here. Parents are welcome any time to come and be with their children, and we have a few hospital employees who come over whenever they get a break. Moms often come in to breastfeed their babies as well.” As the children get older they are given more space to roam, but are still held while they are fed, the diapers are constantly checked, and they play, learn and discover throughout the day.

They sing songs, “read” books with their teachers, go out to play and have a nice nap while mom and dad are at work all day. Potty training is done in concert with the parent’s choice and the child’s age and individual readiness. When you and your child are ready, the ECLA staff will support and guide your child through the process during the day. Naptime is an essential part of a child’s life, and each child is given a cot and a clean cot sheet to sleep on so that no child is laying on the floor for their naptime. It is so cute to see the little ones all curled up with their “lovies” on their cots, listening to soft, quiet music. Healthy eating also is important to parents and staff alike at ECLA. In fact, the entire facility is peanut-free, so that students who have peanut allergies will be able to breathe easy. Healthy snacks are offered throughout the day, and soon there will be a way for parents to order organic food, snacks and treats for their children directly through ECLA’s website. These early years are so important, and yet – while they may not be at home with mom and dad, they are receiving one-on-one care and atten-

tion while learning the essential educational building blocks that will put them ahead of the class. These are the kids that will know their alphabet, their numbers and how to write their names when it is time for public school to begin.

A private outdoor playground is surrounded by an eightfoot fence and gardens offer a new learning experience camp will run from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday, and will Summer Camps, Enrichment have a different focus each week, from Programs & More art camp to space camp and everything ECLA offers enrichment proin between. These summer camps run grams for kids all the way up through from June 5 – August 16. elementary school, so students who ECLA is also offering Summer know and love ECLA will be able to Enrichment Programs for elementary come for afternoon programs, Parents’ school-aged students that will help Night Out, Summer Camps and more. them learn math, measurement, numOpen to the public, summer programs ber literacy and even fractions and decare open to anyone who wants to atimals (depending on their age). tend, even if your child does not atTaught by licensed Pasco County tend their traditional daycare program. teachers, these programs run Monday This summer there are two kinds – Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., and of programs available for kids to stave are a great way for students to learn off that dreaded summer “brain through hands-on projects, SMART drain.” ECLA’s traditional summer Board technology and small groups. Ms. Erika says, “We really want to make a name for ourselves as a preschool and a premier enrichment facility.” Beautiful, safe, clean and staffed with certified, caring teachers, Excel Creative Learning Academy is a wonderful place for your child. Excel Creative Learning Academy is located at 9332 S.R. 54, Suite 204 in Trinity. Current hours: Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. To schedule a tour or for more information, call (727) 372-4977, visit the website excelcreativelearningacademy.com or email info@excelcreativelearningacademy.com.

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“One Hour Air” Continued from page 1 been working in the air conditioning business for many years when she learned about One Hour Air. “I was really impressed with their code of ethics, values and beliefs. They really believe in taking care of their customers. After my first training, I came home and told my family all about the company.” It was decided; One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating was the perfect fit for the O’Kelley family business. “Our main concern is customer service,” says Ed. “We do our dead level best to make sure everyone is happy, including our employees.” That commitment to excellent service is probably why, in just three years, The O’Kelleys have turned One Hour Air in Tarpon Springs into a thriving success. Customers have spread the word that One Hour Air is dependable and honest, growing the company’s customer base through many referrals. Kim says, “Your air conditioner is only as good as the person who installed it, and who does your installation is the most important decision you will make in the life of your air

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conditioner.” She adds, “All of our employees are highly trained, uniformed, background checked, and have to undergo random drug testing. We do this because we want our customers to know that they are protected.” Kim and Ed agree that without their employees’ hard work and dedication they would not be as successful. “As a growing business, we want high quality professionals working as a team,” says Ed. “Our employees help us become successful. They have great attitudes and strive to give great customer service. We are only as successful as our employees make us, so we want them to be happy, skilled and professionally trained.” As a member of UWin Contractors, a company that guarantees consumer satisfaction and protection, One Hour Air is held accountable for complete customer satisfaction. Kim says, “UWin is like the BBB, but with teeth. We are responsible to do whatever it takes to make you happy. You can never lose when you do business with us, you always win.” With a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 88 out of 100, One Hour Air is ranked within top five for the na-

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tion’s customer service satisfaction. Any NPS rating over 65 is considered to provide world-class service; I’d say One Hour Air is excelling with their score of an 88! People are Talking About One Hour Air Wendie F. of Tarpon Springs writes, "Just had One Whether it is a new unit or a repair, One Hour Air is dedicated to providing you excellent service Hour Air come out to A/C company I have found in the take care of our leaky AC and Joe and Tarpon Springs Area. Good, fast servCorey couldn't be nicer. They did an ice at 10 p.m. on a Sunday night, exawesome job for a fair price! Thanks cellent staff, from phone call to One Hour Air Tarpon Springs – you technician, and reasonably priced for all ROCK and I highly recommend the service performed. I would recomyour services!" mend them to my friends, neighbors New Port Richey resident and and family." One Hour Air customer Mark M. deLongleaf resident, James Vanek clares, “From start to finish, these guys says, "Just wanted to let you know are GREAT! This is without a doubt that I have been a customer of One the most HONEST and TRUSTHour Air for over a year. I have several WORTHY company I have come in AC units that they serviced this past contact with for a long time. TRUST year and they've done an outstanding them and USE them. PERIOD." job. Their technicians made several Steven Z. of Land O’ Lakes also recommendations that were fairly low had a great experience. He says, "Best

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Left to Right, Ed O’Kelley, Kim O’Kelley, Corey O’Kelley, and Sue Thomas costing and ended up saving us no less than $25-30 a month off of our electric bill. For a month or two, that savings went to almost $50. If you need AC service One Hour Air comes highly recommended.” Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! There are many models and brands to choose from when it comes to purchasing an air conditioning unit, and the professionals at One Hour Air believe in finding the right equipment for each of their customers while working within their budget. One Hour Air is not a dealer, which gives them the ability to order any make or model for your home. When you call One Hour Air, they will conduct a free, no-obligation, no-pressure estimate and discuss everything with you including energysaving tips, possible tax credits and information about the importance of having the right kind of equipment. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating offers the best warranty in the business. There’s a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, as well as a guarantee that they will be on time, because

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they know that your time is valuable. Customers simply come first at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating. Whether you need a repair or new unit, One Hour Air will serve you with complete satisfaction, kindness and total respect. Customers can rest assured that they are in good hands with One Hour Air. The team works to customize each project to ensure that it fits your budget, while satisfying your wants and needs. You will never be overcharged with hourly rates, because One Hour Air follows a straightforward “per-job” pricing guide. With One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, you get friendly, timely service with a personal touch! Remember, “Always On Time… or You Don’t Pay a Dime!” One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating is located at 1820 South Pinellas Ave, Suite #108, in Tarpon Springs. For a free estimate or for more information, please call (727) 940-9250 or visit online, www.OneHourAirWestPasco.com. One Hour Air is available 24/7/365 days a year.

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free estimate and ask us about a Trinity neighbor discount. We are licensed and insured. (727) 772-4177. 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 Contractor 727-842-6100. 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)

Call Jim O’Reilly at 943-0551 to place your ad in the COLOR Classifieds your neighbors really do read! your electrical needs call CHARGER ELECTRICAL SERVICES @ 727-937-5999. Haze Electric, LLC. Electrical contractor, Residential, commercial, service, and troubleshooting. SMALL JOB SPECIALIST, reasonable rates, many references available. Do you have receptacles or switches that don’t work? Most problems are minor and easily fixed, but some could be the cause of lightning strikes or electrical surges Resulting in unsafe conditions for people and property! Please call me for a FREE estimate for any of your electrical needs. Joe Hazewski, Haze Electric, LLC ST. # ER13014549, Pasco # ER-05974, Pinellas# C-8122 .Ph. + text (727) 639-3295, email, HazeElectric@msn.com, licensed, insured, bonded

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

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