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LAND O’ LAKES . LUTZ . ODESSA

Vol. 5, Issue 5, May 2014

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

Is Your Bite…Just Not Right? Have no Doubt…Smiles by Graff will Straighten You Out!

Brain Balance Achievement Centers have changed the way that children who face learning challenges become successful. The proven strategies used are completely customized to your child and help them to exercise their brains, the way we exercise our bodies! Brain Balance helps children who have ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities or Processing Disorders, to work beyond those challenges and become

more successful socially, developmentally and cognitively. More children are diagnosed with a learning, cognitive or processing disorder every day, and modern medicine’s only approach thus far has been for children to take pills that have numerous side effects. Brain Balance Achievement Centers take a whole-child approach that is personalized and focused on finding the

root cause, instead of masking the symptoms. For parents who have children who struggle with these issues, Brain Balance offers more than a program, it offers proven results. The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Tampa, located at 4022 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, is one of more than 50 Brain Balance Centers See “Brain Balance” on page 30.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: RAYS Contest........................3 Calendar.............................4-5 News Briefs............................6-7 Stellie Bellies..........................10-11 Citrus Park House of Beer......12-13 Medi-Weightloss Clinics.......14-15 Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling........................18-19 PLACE..........................22-23 Pacific Curbing ..............26-27

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If your smile needs straightening out, Smiles by Graff Orthodontics has two offices located in the area, in New Port Richey and Trinity, where Dr. Myron S. Graff provides braces for the entire family. Dr. Graff opened his private orthodontic practice in 1976 with a mission to do all he can to help his patients here in West Pasco have beautiful smiles and confidence to carry with them throughout their lives. Since his practice opened, Dr. Graff has served 2nd and 3rd generations of family members who have trusted him because of the level of care he gives and the proven results seen in the smiling faces of his patients.

Awarded Top Dentist by his peers for 2014, Dr. Graff has been honored as “Best Orthodontist” by Tampa Tribune numerous times. He prides himself on a reputation built on a commitment to honesty, thoughtfulness, punctuality and phenomenal results for his patients. His office is bright and friendly, and kids and adults alike love the endearing smiles of Dr. Graff’s mascots, Gigi and Geranimo, a couple of giraffes who proudly sport braces. “Everything we do is for the kids,” says Dr. Graff. “I support the children because like they say, ‘the children are our

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Matt Selby We have BIG NEWS that we think many of our readers will have an interest in. Especially our baseball fans out there. We recently entered into a partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and they offered us season tickets for 6 people. This includes hundreds of tickets for the season and although we are a family business with tons of family and friends here in the Bay area who are huge Rays fans, there is no possible way we can make it to every single game. Obviously we don’t want these prime, press level tickets going to waste and who better to share them with than you, so we came up with a contest to give our loyal readers AND advertisers a chance to win big with tickets to go see the Rays. Each month, starting in May and ending in September, we will give away multiple press level (sec.204) Rays’ tickets to 5 lucky winners. One Grand Prize winner per month will receive 6 tickets and 2 parking passes.

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Two 1st Runner Up winners will get 4 tickets and 1 parking pass, and two more 2nd Runner Up winners will have fun at the ball park with 2 tickets and a parking pass. This contest will be a lot of fun and we are really happy to give back to our readers. You make what we do possible, plain and simple. We wish we could make every entry a winner. Good luck!

Here’s How to Enter! Jump on your computer and go to www.NeighborhoodNewsFL.com/Rays, then just fill out the form with your name & contact information to enter and win!

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Community Calendar Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Announces 28th Annual Golf Tournament Fri., May 16, 1 PM––Central Pasco Chamber of Commerc’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament is an opportunity to network while enjoying the links, the tradition of bringing business and community together continues! The tournament will be at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club in Lutz. Registration begins at noon with a Shotgun Scramble Start at 1 p.m. Cost is lower than it was 10 years ago! $70 for an Individual or $260 for a team of four. Registration includes greens fees, golf cart, range balls and barbeque awards dinner as well as the opportunity to win $10,000 for a Hole-InOne, Putting Contest, Awards and Prizes. Tickets are available to network at the awards barbeque for $15 each. For application or more information, visit online at www.CentralPascoChamber.com, stop in the office on Land O’ Lakes Blvd., or call 813-909-2722. Steinbrenner High School Warriors Football Team to Host 5th Annual Golf Tournament May 17––The Steinbrenner High

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School Warriors Football team will be holding its 5th Annual Golf Tournament on May 17, 2014 at the Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club. They will also be hosting an Auction, complete with live and silent bidding. The athletes and coaches of the Steinbrenner Warrior Football Team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to participate in their annual event. This season Steinbrenner’s team repeated last year’s achievement, and once again obtained the highest GPA for a football team in Hillsborough County. “We are very proud of our student athletes and feel they are some of the most rounded players in the Tampa Bay area,” says Head Varsity Football Coach Andres Perez. Our goal is to have ongoing support for our athletes and coaches, and continue to provide training, equipment and grounds improvements. We have been very busy this past season improving our equipment and video technology so that we can provide better tools for our athletes in respect to game time preparedness. If you would like to participate in this tournament, online registration is available at tournevents.com/2014Warriors

Pasco Fiasco Rally to Oppose S.R. 54/56 Elevated Toll Road Mon., May 19, 7-9 PM––Pasco Fiasco Rally to oppose the elevated toll road on top of S.R. 54/56 will be held at 3023 Sunlake Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes at Sunlake High School. You are invited to come and help concerned residents send message to Pasco County Commissioners. More information at www.PascoFiasco.com. Find Pasco Fiasco on facebook. ACS Relay For Life of Lutz-Land O'Lakes-Sunlake May 17, 18––Relay for Life will be held at Steinbrenner High School. Opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. with all cancer survivors and their caregivers taking the first two laps. Immediately following the opening ceremonies, the survivors and caregivers will be treated to a luncheon in their honor. During the 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony the track will be lined with hundreds of luminaria bags each honoring or remembering loved ones who are battling cancer or those who have lost the battle. Closing ceremonies will be Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

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when we celebrate the many accomplishments of the teams and relayers. Our theme this year is “Fighting Towards a Magical Ending.” Campsites will be decorated and teams will sell food, drinks and theme and or Relay-related items as part of their onsite fundraising efforts. Teams must keep one member walking on the track at all times during the 18-hour event. The event is open to the community to enjoy the games, food, themed laps, bands, choral performances, take a chance at raffle baskets and bid on the silent auction items. For more information on the

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event, how to form a team, register as a cancer survivor or caregiver, purchase luminarias, sponsorship opportunities or volunteer to help, go to www.relayforlife.org/lutzfl or contact ACS Staff Partner Melody Bancroft at 813-949-0291 Ext. 5608 (melody.bancroft@cancer.org) or Event Co-Chair, Barbara Hancock at 813-230-2487. Hope Church Women’s Fellowship Sat., May 31, 1-3 PM––Hope Church, at 5107 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz, invites women of all ages to join us for fellowship and tea on May 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. Debora M. Coty, a humorist, columnist and author of Christian inspiration books, will speak at the tea. Also, there will be a children’s table for mothers or grandmothers with young children ages 5 and up. The tea is free of charge, but a love offering will be taken and anyone who is able to may contribute to cover the cost of the event. For more information, email churchlady@hope4tampa.com or call the church at (813) 818-1211. Nar-Anon Meetings The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those af-

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fected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve-step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. Florida Website: Naranonfl.org. Help Line: 1-888947-8885 Thursdays, 7 PM––Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Pkwy. (Immaculata Hall - Rm. E Back Entrance) Mondays, 7 PM––Turning Point Mary Martha Bldg., 6227 Sheldon Rd., Tampa Thursdays, 7 PM––King Church, 821 So. Dale Mabry (Two Story Bldg. across parking lot, Rm 203) Thursdays, 7 PM ––First Presbyterian Church, 121 Carver Ave., Brandon (near Parsons Ave. & 60E) Tuesdays, 7 PM––Hope Church, 5107 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz *Narateen (same location, day and time) Saturdays, 10 AM––United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar Wednesdays, 8 PM––Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd., New Port Richey & Mondays, 7 PM **NARATEEN Meeting (Same day, time and location.) Tuesdays, 6:45 PM––All Saints Church, 1700 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs

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Community News Briefs North Tampa Girl Scout Troops Send 100 Boxes of Cookies to Sailors Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Girl Scout Junior Troops 2500 and 135 of north Tampa recently sent 100 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to thank them for their service to our country. Pictured are sailors aboard the aircraft carrier holding the troops’ special delivery. The Girl Scout troops, comprised of 17 girls in grades 4-5, sent the cookies to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) because they were inspired by one of its sailors they met at a Girl Scout Cookie booth earlier this year. In a letter to the Girl Scouts, the sailors thanked them for the cookies and said, “It is nice to know that the youth of today acknowledges the sacrifices the men and women of the Armed Forces are making every day.” Photo credit: Photo taken and submitted by the operations department aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) serves nearly 21,000 girls and nearly 8,500 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter counties. GSWCF receives funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and area United Way agencies. Did you know that more than 53% of all women business owers are Girl Scout alumnae? For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, visit www.gswcf.org or call (800) 881-4475.

Florida Long-Term Ombudsman Program Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification

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is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -- who often have no one else to advocate for them -- are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 8310404 or visit the program’s Web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com. The local council meets on the third Thursday of each month at the St. Anne Byzantine Church, 7120 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey FL 34653 to discuss the program’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. The open session of these meetings begins at 10 a.m. The next council meeting is on May 15, 2014. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

Volunteer Opportunity: BE A GRANDMOTHER’S ADVOCATE Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to advocate for our grandmothers, grandfathers, moms, dads, brothers and sisters in long-term care facilities like nursing homes, as-

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sisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Volunteers visit with residents to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint

resolution in facilities. If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com, search for us on Facebook, call (727) 5886912 or 1-888-831-0404.

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Shop & Save at Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique in Trinity By Julie Kanehl If you have kids, you know how quickly they can grow out of their clothes, their shoes and their toys. That’s why Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique is a wonderful choice for the many busy families in our area. Located between Dunkin Donuts and the Central Park Family Restaurant at 7649 S.R. 54 in New Port Richey, Stellie Bellies is convenient to Trinity, New Port Richey, Lutz, Land O’Lakes, and Wesley Chapel. The third of three successful Stellie Bellies locations, the Trinity location is a family and child friendly shopping experience that can pay off big! Their selection is amazing, and you can find like-new, brand name, high quality merchandise for a fraction of the cost. Also, moms (and dads!) love that they can trade in those clothes that their children have grown out of, rarely wore, or didn’t like, for store credit while they shop

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for new items. Crystal York, owner of the Stellie Bellies of Trinity, is a local mom whose expertise is in the nursing field. A huge fan of Stellie Bellies for her own children, Crystal thought that Pasco County deserved a Stellie Bellies of its own, and she went for it! Boy, are people glad she did. Since they opened a few months ago, Stellie Bellies has grown in popularity, and people have been raving about their positive experiences there. Laura Hinson was so excited that they were opening a new Stellie Bellies location that she told all of her friends, announcing, “They have the best stuff!” Crystal York says, “We make it easy by being open 7 days a week, and by taking in trades while you shop!” Smart Mommies Shop Here! Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique is a wonderful place to start when you’re looking for anything baby! Are you expecting? Do

you know someone who is having a baby shower? Do you need a new stroller? Do you want to buy some great toys for your family who is visiting with their baby? Are you looking for some new toys to restock the toy bin this summer? Stellie Bellies is a wonderful choice for buying high-quality items at a fantastic price, and because they only accept the best, you can rest assured that you’re making a smart choice by shopping there! When you come into Stellie Bellies in Trinity, their Stellie Bellies makes shopping for your kids staff welcomes you into their fun, affordable and enjoyable! bright and open boutique, sundresses and sandals to play clothes where items are arranged neatly by size and age group. The store is always that will stand up to every summer camp in town. With a selection that receiving new merchandise, which includes items for children from birth makes it really fun to go on a regular to size 8 (which is around 8 or 9 years basis to see what they have in that’s old), you’ll never want to pay full price new! Right now their summer meragain. Stellie Bellies even offers clothchandise includes everything from

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ing and necessities for preemies and moms-to-be! Stellie Bellies accepts quality items and brand name clothes to stock their shelves including Gymboree, Janie & Jack, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Oilily, Tommy Hilfiger and more. That means you can get the brands you love for less! Crystal says, “We are here and ready to offer everything you need for your little ones! We carry bouncers, swings, strollers, toys, books and shoes-all for at least 50% off!” Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique is known for having an amazing selection for moms-to-be including clothing from popular retailers like Pea in a Pod,

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Mimi Maternity, Sweet Pea, and Motherhood, as well as many maternity essentials from bras to belly bands to bathing suits. For the new mommy, Stellie Bellies offers everything from expensive baby-wearing wraps, slings and holsters for a fraction of the price, to breast pumps, strollers, playpens, and baby gear of all kinds. Their goal is simple at Stellie Bellies. They want to offer everything that your child needs, for less! Stellie Bellies only takes in items that are in excellent shape and that have not been involved in any recall that they are aware of, which means that you can shop with the utmost in confidence. In addition to clothing, baby items, and shoes, Stellie Bellies has a great selection of books, puzzles, and games-which makes Stellie Bellies a great place to stop before school gets out, so that you can refresh the bookshelves and that game closet so that when the kids need something to do, you’re ready!

Trade, Shop & Save! What better incentive is there to clean out those closets, than if you know you can replenish them with great new stuff for little or no money? Is it too good to be true? It’s not! This is where the smart mommies shop! If you’ve never shopped resale, this is how it works: Stellie Bellies accept merchandise for trade from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They make it easy, so busy moms don’t have to make an appointment! Then, while you shop, they go through what you’ve brought them and give you store credit in exchange. Your store credit can be used that day or any day, and it doesn’t expire, so stop throwing out clothes just because the kids have outgrown them! So what are you waiting for? Don’t overpay at the fancy big-boxbaby store, and don’t throw away those nice items that were hardly worn by your kiddies! Instead, grab them and head on over to Stellie Bellies where you can restock their closets without emptying your pockets! Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique is located at 7649 S.R. 54 in New Port Richey,

between Dunkin Donuts and the Central Park Family Restaurant. Open 7 days a week, hours are 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sat., and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun. Trade items are accepted on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. without an appointment. For more information, call the store at 727807-6987 or visit their website at www.stelliebellies.com. You can also “like” their facebook page to get updates and even a glimpse of some of their amazing merchandise!

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Citrus Park House of Beer “It’s All About the Beer!” By Katie Thomas Citrus Park has been bestowed with one of the best craft beer bars in the Bay Area! With over 40 taps of craft beers from around the world, the Citrus Park House of Beer offers local beer enthusiasts rare brews, seasonal brews, ice cold bottles from the cooler and they’re now even serving keg wine! With an expansive array of beers on tap, it might take you awhile to sample all the delicious brews. Whether you love IPAs, stouts, ambers, lagers, porters, ales, witbiers, or premier ales from a local brewery – you will without a doubt find a tasty brew to fit your mood at Citrus Park HOB. If you haven’t been yet, what are you waiting for? Stop in at your local Citrus Park House of Beer and for its fun atmosphere, the nation’s top brewed beers and the best munchies menu in town! Originally, House of Beer was opened in Dunedin, as a small and

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charming addition to downtown Dunedin’s bar life. In no time, House of Beer became one of the most popular locales to visit and was soon expanding their services, opening the Palm Harbor House of Beer. This quick growth all happened in 2009 and 2010, leading up to the opening of Citrus Park House of Beer. Managers Mike Bell and Jeremy Denny choose the best in staff for the Citrus Park House of Beer. During my visit each employee I spoke with had superior knowledge about different beer tastes, the breweries each brew was from and suggestions that suit your palate. Not only are the bartenders highly knowledgeable, they are craft beer enthusiasts themselves, so they enjoy helping you find what you are going to love! Mike Bell has traveled across the country experiencing and finding craft beers and has watched the craft beer scene grow over the past ten years. He traveled in his RV for a while to every

brewery and tap house he could find in order to seek out the best ideas for House of Beer. The result of all his hard work and research is phenomenal; a comfortable and fun atmosphere that flows cohesively with the delicious beer flow! Jeremy Denny is a Florida local and has been a chef for over fourteen years. His experience as an international chef has allowed him to taste

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and experience more than 7,000 beers throughout his travels! His passion is creating delicious menu items that perfectly complement the beers at House of Beer. Jeremy is a brewer himself and understands the detailed and timely process it takes to create a one of a kind brew. These guys have enthusiasm for craft beer and since they get to do what they love everyday, their passion

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shines through in their work. If you are new to drinking craft beers, Mike and Jeremy are confident that you will find one you love at Citrus Park House of Beer. Food, Music and Brews at House of Beer! The Citrus Park House of Beer is never lacking in something awesome to do with a cold beer in hand. Check out the following events for a great time with your friends, or go up and make some new ones – everyone welcomes you at this local bar! Upcoming special events include a Big Storm Brewery Night on Thursday, May 15, Dogfish Head Brewery Nigh on Thursday, May 22, and an Ommegang Beer Dinner will be held on June 19th! Barrel Aged Brewery Night is on Thursday, June 12, which will feature ten different world-class barrel aged beers from ten different breweries. Offering some of the highest rated brews in the world including Innis & Gunn Scotch Whiskey Porter, Dogfish Burton Baton, Goose Island Bourbon Barley Wine, De Struise

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Cuvee Delphine, Widmir Bourbon Kill Devil Brown, Founders Bourbon Reds Rye, and more! Trivia Tuesday is a perfect way to break up your week with some fun and is held every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. FIVEDOLLAR WEDNESDAYS are a HOB fan favorite with all draft beer and flat breads available for only $5 all day long! Citrus Park House of Beer has live music every Friday and Saturday night. Check out www.citrusparkhob.com for a full line-up of entertainment into June. Citrus Park House of Beer constantly changes out their kegs so you can experience something new each time you visit. You can view a live tap update on their website, along with a live bottle list. The tap list is kept fresh and updated on the regular, just like the beer served in-house at House of Beer. Keg wine is also served up as a treat at House of Beer. Unlike bottled wine, keg wine stays fresh and keeps its true flavor longer when run through a tap system. You will enjoy the selections for both beer and wine; find out what you love on the live beer list and always know when your favorite drink is on tap! There are two things in life you can always count on being delicious

when paired together – pizza and beer! Citrus Park House of Beer offers a great full menu of delicious flatbreads and other munchie favorites that are best when paired with a frosty, cold brew. Flatbread Pizzas include: Eat Your Veggies comprised of spinach, tomatoes, onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and kale; Margarita with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic and basil; Get Your Goat, made with goat cheese, spinach and sun dried tomatoes; Reuben with hearty corned beef, beer-sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, ground mustard and thousand island dressing; The Greek is made with chicken, black olives, spinach, garlic, mozzarella and feta cheese; Drunken Buffalo flatbread is delicious with IPA chicken, blue cheese dressing, mozzarella, scallions and buffalo sauce; The Rancher has grilled chicken, garlic, bacon and ranch dressing; Meat Me is loaded with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, marinara and mozzarella; and Chorizo Fiesta boasts chorizo, onion, jalapeno, refried beans and queso blanco cheese – YUM! These flatbreads are anything but average and will blow your mind with flavor. From healthy options to full-on meat pizza, Citrus Park House of Beer knows how to create

the perfect slice for your love affair with pizza and beer. Make sure you try the Gastro Beer-Infused Menu with your favorite beer as well! From Beer Cheese Soup with Beer Bread to Beer Geek Pretzel Bites served with beers cheese and stout mustard. Chef Jeremy has the best gastro-infused menu around! I love the Craft Poppers which are beer brined jalapenos stuffed with bacon and feta wrapped in a puff pastry with crème fraiche. Serve me a round of poppers with my favorite IPA and I am one happy chick! Customers rave about House of Beer’s fantastic Hop Head Hummus and Abbey Shrooms menu items as well. Abbey Shrooms are mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese and chorizo with Belgian ale, caramelized onions and crème fraiche! For something different, Citrus Park House of Beer is the place to go! From ice cream beer floats and a gastro-infused menu to over 40 taps and keg wine, you will enjoy all the flavors at House of Beer! Citrus Park House of Beer is located at 8552 Gunn Highway in Odessa. Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Fri. – Sat., noon – 2 a.m.; -2A, and from noon – 11 p.m. on Sun. Please call 813-920-8889 or visit online at CitrusParkHOB.com.

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By Marcy Sanford The weight loss experts at MediWeightloss Clinics know that losing weight is one of the most difficult things you can do. But their knowledgeable staff, of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and exercise professionals, has developed a plan that works. It can be customized just for you and they will be with you, helping you achieve your goals, every step of the way. Since opening in 2006, patients at the Lutz location of Medi-Weight-

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loss have lost more than 33,000 pounds. The average patient loses 7 pounds in the first week with MediWeightloss and 14 pounds the first month. Medi-Weightloss Clinic’s patients are so successful at losing weight, and keeping it off, because Medi-Weightloss’ comprehensive, physician supervised program is based on the 5 keys to wellness: medicine, nutrition, exercise, education, and motivation. If you’re ready to lose extra weight and start living a healthier lifestyle, visit Medi-Weightloss at

24420 SR 54 in Lutz and they will help you get started today. During her years of working as a public health director, Dr. Kelli Maw saw many patients struggling with their weight and the chronic illnesses brought on by weight gain. “There are many illnesses that can be caused by weight gain,” says Dr. Maw, “diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, increased chance of strokes, and arthritis to name just a few. At MediWeightloss, we develop personalized plans based on your health, your goals, and your current weight. We give you knowledge and tools to help you succeed. This plan is even great for people who travel a lot or work at night because we help educate you so you can make the right decisions when you’re eating at a restaurant. We also help you with a personalized exercise plan that can be done anywhere, whether you’re at home or at a hotel.”

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“My wife’s friend told her about Medi-Weightloss Clinics,” says Joseph Alvarez, Director of Operations for Boston Market. “After several failed attempts at other diets, I had little hope that this one would work. Boy was I wrong. I lost 13 pounds the first week! This kept me motivated to keep trying, and week after week I kept losing more weight. In just 5 months, I reached my goal of 80 pounds lost. I feel great! I went from a size 44 to 36. My overall health has improved dramatically. My doctor cut my blood pressure medication in half and took me off of my cholesterol medication completely. I have more energy to play with my kids and my golf game is a lot better. Now, almost 5 years later, I am still maintaining my weight loss. I could not have achieved this goal if it wasn’t for the motivation and support I received and still receive from the staff at MediWeightloss Clinics. The doctors and nurses at the Lutz location are always motivating and are a huge help. They taught me how to live a healthy lifestyle despite my busy work schedule. They showed me that the options at Boston Market were great and even put together meal options there that would fit with my eating plan.” At your initial consultation at

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you can find at your local grocery store and delicious, easy to follow recipes that your whole family will love. “Medi-Weightloss is committed to teaching our patients how to improve the quality of their lives and how to keep the weight off. We enjoy watching our patients transform inside and out,” says owner Gerri Willet. “They not only look and feel better, but we know they re becoming healthier and decreasing their risk for developing obesity-related diseases. Our patients continually remind us ‘their success is our success.’” The friendly, encouraging professionals at Medi-Weightloss Clinics’ Medi-Weightloss in Lutz are ready to help patient Erin Blackwell deyou lose weight and feel fantastically fit! scribes her “a-ha” moment, “It was on a flight a couple of Medi-Weightloss you’ll receive a full years ago that the truth finally hit me. medical exam, comprehensive blood The seat’s armrests dug into my hips panel, blood pressure reading, EKG, and when I went to fasten my seat weight and body fat analysis, and inbelt, I could barely push the ends todepth counseling on health and weight gether. I realized then my weight was history. Your weight loss plan will be out of control. I knew my weight designed specifically for you based on would get worse unless I did someyour medical history and current stathing. I had to try. After only one tus, goals, and food and exercise prefweek, I was 8 pounds lighter and each erences. Your meal plan includes food week thereafter, the weight seemed to

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magically disappear. Everyday activities are no longer traumatic events. I truly feel like a different person. I’ve lost 106 pounds! My body fat and LDL cholesterol numbers have dropped dramatically and I now love the woman I see in the mirror. None of this would have been possible without the support of Medi-Weightloss Clinic and their supportive staff.” Once you’re a patient of MediWeightloss Clinics you have access to a motivating and encouraging support group – not just at the clinic but also through access to online videos, recipes, and advice. The weight loss skills they teach you are ones that will stay with you and help you for life. The experienced physicians, nurses, and medical assistants at MediWeightloss want to see you be successful. And once you’ve reached your goal, they are still there for you. “You decide how long you want to stay with the program based on your goals,” says Dr. Maw. “But once you are our patient we are always here for you.” Medi-Weightloss was voted the #1 BEST weight loss clinic by Tampa Tribune readers 3 years in a row. Local voters also place them at #1 as reported in Wesley Chapel and New Tampa Neighborhood News magazines.

Anthony Perez had great success with the Medi-Weightloss Program National media has taken notice too! Medi-Weightloss was recently featured as a cutting edge weight loss method on ABC’s Good Morning America and other major networks. Take control of your life and find a healthier you, call MediWeightloss today and set up a free consultation to find out why it is the one that works. Medi-Weightloss, located at 24420 S.R. 54 in Lutz, can be reached at 813-9091700 or visit their website www.mediweightloss.com.

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Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling Helps You Live a Beautiful Life! By Katie Thomas When it comes to keeping your home’s curb appeal the envy of neighbors, you can depend on Ian McCall to provide excellent results in all of your lawn service and pressure cleaning needs. Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling, LLC offers personalized packages to home and business owners guaranteeing customers with the services that their yard specifically needs. His hauling and pressure washing services are a nice complement to the yard and lawn maintenance that Ian provides, and together his services can provide a fresh and clean makeover that will make you feel proud when you pull into your driveway. Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling provides yard maintenance services including mulch and stone work, pressure cleaning, tree and hedge trimming, sod replacement, hauling and more. Ian has an innate understanding of what is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and is very attentive and focused on providing a beautiful finished product. Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling always

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focuses on performing the quality work each individual customer deserves. Ian works to communicate with each client in an open and honest way that he believes is the right way and the only way to conduct his business. Ian began his Lawn Service when he was just sixteen. He knew he was ready to get into the workforce and provide locals with satisfactory customer service. “My dad helped me start up the business when I was young. I had the choice to go to school or get to work…I wanted to get a jump ahead on running a busi-

ness, so I chose to work as hard as possible to make this company thrive.” Ian was licensed and insured seven years ago and a very determined young man went to work, and went hard at it! Rising early, he began with a push mower and worked his way up from servicing the homes in his neighborhood to the surrounding community and businesses. One of his first business accounts was Advance Marine Service on Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey, back when his most treasured piece of equipment was a push mower. Nowa-

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days, Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling is outfitted to handle all size jobs and services Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Born and raised locally, Ian cares about building an outstanding rapport with clients. Ian says, “We are all neighbors and taking care of one another and helping when we can is important.” At the young age of 23, Ian’s business sense is highly ethical and his passion for his work came across during our interview. “I am trustworthy, energetic and am always willing to help my clients with any type of help they need if I

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can,” says Ian. “I always pay attention to detail. I believe in cleaning up my workspace because I want my customers completely satisfied. Since my business growth has happened due to word-of-mouth and referrals, I make sure I provide the best service to each and every person.” His customers are very pleased with his service. April Palmer says, “I've been using Ian's Lawn Service for years. My yard has never looked better. Ian’s service is prompt and consistent.” Customer Maria Long agrees, “I have been a customer of Ian's for nearly four years now. Ian has gone above and beyond in providing excellent service. Not only is he dependable with basic lawn service, he's helped with many landscape projects around the house. I have been very pleased with his work.” And Richard Solkin of Team Solkin Real Estate writes, “I've used Ian's Lawn service for three years now for all of my bank properties and my personal home. He's done numerous jobs for me including sod jobs, landscaping, rock, mulch and garage clean outs. His prices are very reasonable. He is reliable and honest. I recommend Ian's Lawn Service to anyone in the area looking to be the envy of the

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neighborhood.” Ian acknowledges that his business is in a competitive market and that it is hard work, but he absolutely enjoys his trade. “I try to work with people on personalized packages. I want to make prices reasonable for everyone because I believe my services are deserved by all types of income levels.” Ian never raises his rates, which have been the same since he started his business and you will never have to sign a contract with Ian’s Lawn Service & Hauling as month-tomonth service is provided. “I don’t want anyone to feel locked into anything so I leave the contract out of it,” says Ian. The main thing I ask my clients for is open communication. Let me know exactly what you want and I will provide. Give me the specifics for your yard and landscaping ideas because everyone has a different style. I try not to treat every yard the same. Each house has a unique style and I want my customers to feel like individuals and not just a number.” It’s a great time to call! You are sure to love Ian’s friendliness, competitive prices and great work ethic! Call Ian McCall at (727) 8587120 for your free estimate!

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Offers Summer Camps and Specialty Camps for Pasco Students in 2014 By Dara Tucker PLACE (Pasco Learning and Activity Centers of Enrichment) is well known for providing a school age before and after school activity program operated by the District School Board of Pasco County. The before and after program is designed to provide an active and enriching environment for children who must arrive at school early, stay late, and/or require supervised activities on most school holidays. Participation is limited to elementary children, age kindergarten through fifth grade. The school cafeteria and outside play areas are utilized for PLACE activities. Supervision is provided by school board staff at a

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ratio of one adult to 25 children. The number of children enrolled at each site is determined by the special limitations and number of staff employed. The staff strive to meet the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the child in an environment that fosters positive self-esteem, initiative, independence, problem-solving, creativity, safety awareness, sense of security, self-control, community involvement, and environmental awareness. For the first time, PLACE is offering two different types of summer camps – Camp Quest and Camp WOW!. PLACE Doesn’t Stop When School Does! Camp WOW! runs consecutively

starting the first week of summer to the week before school starts from 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. This camp is designed for students who need care throughout the whole summer in an enriching environment. High interest themes and field trips (such as swimming, roller skating, bowling, and movie day) take place during the camp, and age specific curriculum keep students involved in hands-on learning challenges and projects. Weekly themes include Adventures in Art, Geology and Gems, PBS, Space Invaders, Raiders of the Lost Artifact, Ocean Commotion, Tampa Bay Sports, Kids Kitchen, and Splish Splash. In Adventures in Art students will find their creative talents put to use as they learn about the different elements and mediums in art. These age-specific projects include how to draw in perspective, use of color and shape, three-dimensional sculpture, and painting bisque clay. Students end the week with a gallery walk of their displayed art. During the week of Geol-

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ogy and Gems campers will study and even create different crystals, “rocks,” and stalactites. Mining and erosion are discussed as students try to mine chocolate chips out of cookies. Depending on the campers’ age some will explore tectonics, while others will take simulations of fossil core samples or get down and dirty as they experiment with how to create the best flowing rivers. During the summer students will experience Huck’s Lost Mine from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Students will each have their own bag of gems to pan through looking for treasure in true mining style. During the weeks of PBS and

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Space Invaders, PLACE partnered with local PBS affiliates and favorite PBS Kids show creators as well NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Educational Department. Depending on their age, campers will use foundational reading skills with Super Why super heroes, apply math and science skills with CyberChase challenges, and older students put what they know to use as they create inventions with Design Squad Nation. Interested 4th and 5th grade students who love to mentor younger children can also be trained to be a Martha Speaks Reading Buddy and work weekly with a kindergartner or first grader on the highly successful PBS reading buddy initiative. To prepare for Space Invaders

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week NASA’s Educational Department are training a PLACE employee at each site on NASA’s latest interactive curriculum allowing students to learn about space exploration. Raiders of the Lost Artifact has kids digging for “fossils” and learning about archeology, while in Ocean Commotion different age groups test model surfboards they create, have boat races, and create miniature submarines. Tampa Bay Sports week has students going on a field trip to see the Tampa Bay Rays play ball – a highlight of the camp. Little chefs will love Kids Kitchen, which allows students to create kid friendly food and even serve it to their fellow campers in a mock restaurant the last day that week. During the dog days of summer Splish Splash is a great way for kids to cool down and have a silly time with water play. Camp Quest is a new two week

half day (9 a.m.-noon) specialty camp for 3rd – 5th graders. The camps will meet at Rushe Middle School, and are focused on students’ areas of interest. During June 16 – June 27 and again July 14 – July 25 students can choose between Sports (tennis or golf) or 3D Art camp, and June 30 – July11, and again July 28 – August 8 students can decide between the Culinary Arts or Robotics camp. Experienced leaders in their specialized field help make Camp Quest a high quality camp experience for kids. In Sports camp the students are coached by a tennis or golf professional. The 3-D Art camp – where students will create a stop animation video, a clay sculpture, and cast a three-dimensional sculpture from a mold – is taught by a certified art teacher. The Culinary Arts camp is taught by the Land O’ Lakes High School’s Culinary Academy’s Chef and the Robotics camp is through

Brick Buddies Junior Lego League. Camp registration for PLACE Camp WOW! starts April 14. Camp WOW! is $60 a week per child, with a $20 yearly camp registration fee per child. The fun of summer continues throughout the school year with PLACE’s before and after school program. Students are provided a safe, supervised environment where they play outside, choose from a variety of high interest centers, and put what they learn during the school day into practice during discovery activities where they create, explore, and design. For more information about Camp WOW!, Camp Quest, or PLACE before and after school programs visit http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/place or visit your child’s Pasco County School’s PLACE program.

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Pacific Curbing “Enhance Your Garden Design with Concrete Curbing”

By Marcy Sanford Does your landscaping need a facelift? Are weeds and rundown borders ruining the look of your home or business? Concrete curbing is an easy, cost-effective way to update your yard or landscaping. Besides looking beau-

tiful, there are many benefits to concrete curbing. Pacific Curbing, the area’s leading company for decorative concrete landscape curbing, can help you create a look you will love that will also enhance your landscaping. “Concrete curbing is more economical and more durable than tradi-

tional borders,” says Pacific Curbing Owner Miryana Long. “Concrete curbing will not move around like bricks do; it will not rot like wood does; and it won’t break like plastic will. Once we have installed concrete curbing for you, it will last for at least 7 years. When it starts to fade a bit, a simple reseal is all that is needed to bring back the original color.” Flexible Shape: While you might not think of flexibility when you think of concrete, concrete curbing is actually more flexible than traditional borders. It can be shaped to contain any area. You don’t have to worry about trying to make bricks fit or trying to bend plastic. If you want curves, Pacific Curbing can give you curves. If you want straight lines, they can easily

do that as well. Pacific Curbing will adjust the border to whatever shape or size you want. Once Pacific Curbing has finished your project, you’ll have an attractive border edging that enhances your landscaping and serves as a weed and grass barrier. Pacific Curbing can install concrete curbing around trees, flowerbeds, and sidewalks. Really there is no limit to what Pacific Curbing can do, if you have an area that needs curbing, they can help you out. Each job is custom mixed and poured on site so that you can create an original border to fit your unique style. Beautiful Patterns: Pacific Curbing can apply a wide variety of patterns and stamps to create a unique and custom curb just or you.


Stamped borders can be made to look like brick or stone. Rollers can be made to look like wood or slate. The possibilities are endless. Custom Colors: Pacific Curbing can also create a wide variety of colors for you. From calm blues to natural browns, elegant reds to traditional buffs, Pacific Curbing can help you create a look to enhance your house, business, and landscaping. With the beautiful color options at Pacific Curbing, you’re sure to find a color to match your home’s exterior or add a beautiful contrast to your existing

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color scheme. Newest Looks: Pacific Curbing has also just introduced one of the newest trends in concrete curbing: Belgium Block. Pacific Curbing is the only company in the area to offer this elegant option. Professional Care: Pacific Curbing’s professional crew will not hurt or mess up your yard or current landscaping. Most jobs can be finished in one day and you’re sure to be pleased with the results. “We were delighted with the work Pacific Curbing did for our con-

dominium complex. They enclosed approximately 600 feet of landscaping. We love the way it looks,” says Pacific Curbing Client Liz Almond. “They did an excellent job. Throughout the project they kept the work site clean and did not mess up any existing landscaping. All our residents love the way it looks. Pacific Curbing’s employees were so professional that we didn’t hear any complaints from our residents during the time the work was being done.” Give Pacific Curbing a call today to find out how they can help you add

value to your property and enhance the look of your home or business. Miryana will come to your house or business and give you a free estimate and consultation about the best curbing solution for your needs. Pacific Curbing recently presented the benefits of decorative, stamped curbing at the Home Association and Condo Show at the Convention Center. To schedule your free consultation and estimate, call 813-7704424 or visit Pacific Curbing on the web at www.pacific-curbing.com.

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“Brain Balance” Continued from page 1 in the nation that offer an individualized program that includes nutrution, sensory motor coaching and academic skill improvement. Employing Florida Certified Teachers who have impressive resumes in the fields of Behavioral Sciences and Exceptional Education, Brain Balance takes a “brain-based, not drug based” approach. Brain Balance is an education facility, not a medical facility, and they make it a lot of fun for kids to come, play, grow and change! A Balanced Brain is a Successful Brain! The Brain Balance program comes directly from Dr. Robert J. Melillo’s research on neurobehavioral disorders. Dr. Melillo, is a worldrenowned neurologist, professor and author who strongly believes that all of these conditions, which were previously thought to be unrelated, are in fact related, and can be grouped into what is called “Functional Disconnection Syndrome.” Children who are diagnosed with any of these conditions, actually have healthy brains! In fact, in his book, Disconnected Kids, Dr. Melillo ex-

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plains that if you were to take a child with any of these conditions and give them an MRI scan, or any other number of medical tests, there would be nothing to find. Their brain is not damaged. These issues are all connection issues, and research has proven that the left hemisphere of the brain and the right hemisphere of the brain have distinct responsibilities, abilities and functions. Most of us can easily be labeled “left-brained” or “rightbrained” but research has found that when one-half of the brain has a deficiency, it leads to these connectivity issues, which can result in a “disconnect” between a child and their ability to learn, communicate and succeed. The goal is to challenge the hemisphere of the brain that is showing a deficiency, and to stimulate it so that it will learn to function. The Brain Balance here in Oldsmar is actually owned by Director Larry Polnicky, who wanted to find answers for his own son Ben, who has autism. The Polnicky family wanted a solution that didn’t require medication, and while the closest Brain Balance Center was hours away, they were so impressed with the program that they even moved for a time to be closer to it. Their experience with the Brain Balance program was so powerful that he and his wife decided to bring the op-

portunity to other families in our area. Larry says, “This summer is a wonderful time for parents to choose a program, like ours, that will change their child’s life.” Brain Balance offers programs all year long, and this summer they are inviting families to consider enrolling their child in a program that can honestly change lives for the better! Children who enroll in the program are usually between 5 and 18 years old, and they may have been given a “label” by a school or even a pediatrician. The staff at Brain Balance doesn’t really believe in labels, instead, they set to work using their own expert assessments and proven evaluations to find any deficiencies. Then, they develop an individualized program that is purposeful, helpful and best of all, fun! Sharing Sammy’s Success! Sammy was diagnosed as severely autistic as a child, but today he doesn’t seem to be much different than any other child his age. When he walks into the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Tampa, he walks in like he owns the place! Everyone knows him by his name and his eager smile. While he comes here specifically for the Brain Balance program from Ottawa, Canada, Sammy has a passion for

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Tatiana travels from Ottawa, Canada to bring her son Sammy to Brain Balance Center of Tampa maps and could probably tell you more about this area than anyone else. He’s read more books than most 13year-old boys, and his sense of humor is nothing short of charming. Of course, it didn’t start out that way. Sammy was non-verbal and in diapers until he was five years old. His mother, Tatiana, who used to be a biochemist, was determined to get to the root of the problem without using dangerous medicines to do it. When she read Dr. Melillo’s book, she knew she’d found the answer, and today, Sammy is finishing his fourth round of

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the Brain Balance program. When asked why she comes all the way down to Florida to have Sammy participate in the Brain Balance program, Tatiana says, “It’s worth every single penny, what they do here. What is six months compared to real life changes in your child?” On paper, his progress is significant, but Sammy is more than a label, more than a prognosis. He’s a growing boy with an incredible future ahead of him. The difference shows, but you don’t have to take it from anyone else. Sammy says, “When I started, I had low functioning autism, and I wasn’t very social. I had limited inter-

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ests and very few friends. Now I’m high functioning, I’m social more and I take more interest in things, and I’m making more friends.” If you have a child who struggles with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Processing Disorders, or even Autism, call the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Tampa. The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Tampa is located at 4022 Tampa Rd., Suite 6. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 813-475-6977. Email them directly at oldsmar@brainbalancecenters.com, or you may visit online at www.brainbalancecenters.com.

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“Smiles by Graff” Continued from page 1 future.’ We not only try to create selfconfidence in patients through orthodontics - we remove impediments from young people’s self-esteem and I believe it is beneficial to all of my patients.” Kids love the special consideration given to them at Smiles by Graff. Dr. Graff displays the artwork of local high school students and even has arcade games. There is always a patient contest going on, so patients know there is always the possibility that they will be a big winner! While most orthodontic patients are children, Dr. Graff treats adults as well. Many times parents who bring their children to Dr. Graff end up seeking treatment themselves to straighten out their smiles or even correct their bites; often because they never had the opportunity to visit an orthodontist during their own childhood. Smiles by Graff is truly an orthodontist office for the entire family. Dr. Graff knows that a beautiful, healthy smile is a key ingredient to a more confident, outgoing way of life,

and with the advancements in orthodontics, anyone have a perfectly brilliant set of pearly whites. With a community service minded practice, Dr. Graff and his team of highly skilled, friendly and professional staff have built a reputation throughout the area as leaders in orthodontic care and in giving back to the community that they love. It isn’t just the patients who are happy at Smiles by Graff; in fact, Dr. Graff recently celebrated the 26th anniversary of his longest standing employee, Trish Moran! A Smiling Community is a Happy Community Dr. Graff and his team at Smiles by Graff are committed to giving back to the community in many ways. Dr. Graff shares, “We plan on staying with the community for many years because they have brought us this far. Without the loyalty and dedication of our patients, we wouldn’t be here today. When the economy took a hit a few years back, dentists really suffered, but Smiles by Graff was able to come out okay due to the commitment our patients showed. We are very thankful to our patients.”

Dr. Graff believes that giving is a full-circle cycle within the community. His practice is involved throughout the year in fundraisers and other events to support community projects and charities. Smiles by Graff is a big sponsor for March of Dimes and on Saturday, May 3rd, he and his team joined Smiles by Graff has two convenient office locations, forces with other businesses in the one in New Port Richey and one right here in Trinity local area to raise and participates in drives to collect pet funds for children in need, and partfood and supplies for the local SPCA. nered with Suncoast Gymnastics to man the booths at the event. “We have New Perks and Programs formed an alliance with Suncoast Smiles By Graff has implemented Gymnastics, because like us, their focus a new program for families called is on children,” says Dr. Graff. Dr. Graff supports local schools by Freeze the Fees. This program allows advertising in programs and yearbooks, parents to start prepaying $95 per as well as sponsoring local sports teams month for children who will need to for youths throughout the area. Smiles receive orthodontic treatment. This program will allow parents to conby Graff supports the Volunteer Way,


tribute a year or two before treatment is needed. You can start the program for your kids as soon as they have their upper and lower front teeth. And if they don’t need the care, you get a full refund – there is no jeopardy of losing money with Freeze the Fees! On May 7th, Dr. Graff hosted the office’s first “Be In It To Win It!” refund drawing gala at Fox Hollow Golf Club. Created as a “thank you” to patients who have paid all orthodontic fees up front, “Be In It To Win It” offers those patients who prepay, the chance to win it all back! In addition to the excitement of anticipation, Dr. Graff hosted with food and entertainment until the last reverse drawing revealed the winning name. Giving patients something to smile about using the most advanced

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techniques in orthodontics is where Dr. Graff and his team excel. Dr. Graff has the amenities and knowledgeable skill to make your orthodontic trip quick, easy, efficient and comfortable. Make sure to check in when you visit the office to win on Facebook! Every day that someone checks in, Smiles By Graff gives away a gift certificate. Smiles by Graff Orthodontics locations: 1822 Health Care Drive in Trinity and 5522 Gulf Drive in New Port Richey. For additional information, call (727) 848-5525 or visit www.smilesbygraff.com where you can view the Smile Gallery, review testimonials from patients, and read the bios of Dr. Graff and his staff. “Like” Smiles by Graff on facebook for updates.

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Lutz/Land O' Lakes/Odessa - Vol. 5, Issue 5, May 2014  

The May edition of the Lutz/Land O' Lakes/Odessa Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.

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