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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 10, Issue 5, May 2014

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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The Premier “Shop Local” Community Magazine 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

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

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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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Editorial..................................3 Calendar...............................4-5 News Briefs..............................6 Fishing Tournament.................8 Seal Swim School.............10-11 Area Rugs Direct...................14-15 West Pasco Counseling Services..18-19 1st Choice Pharmacy.........22-23 Toast................................26-27 YMCA’s Summer Camps....30-31 Advanced Laser & Skin Care Center............................34-35 Stellie Bellies.....................38-39 National Rejuvenation Centers..42-43 The Adventures Of The Magical Pajamas...........46-47 Cody’s Original Roadhouse..56 Classified................................58 Dated Material Please Rush!

Donna’s Cleaning Angels Bigger & Better Than Ever! Surprise! Company is coming. Are you ready? Or, will you have to cancel all plans, call in sick and do an emergency hide-and-slide, and not-so-thorough cleaning? If you are ready for your home to be company-ready, or sparkling clean for your own enjoyment, call Donna’s Cleaning Angels. You’ll love the results after a team of the angels tackle the dirt and grime of everyday living, leaving your home sparkling clean. Your cleaning angels will leave no dust behind! Donna’s Cleaning Angels is a local, full-service cleaning company whose seeds were planted with love 23 years ago by Donna Ferrante. First it was love of family and the need for extra money that prompted the single mother to start a small side business cleaning houses. Love of family grew to love of clients and the self-fulfillment that comes from doing for others. Donna’s kids even helped out in the early years – her son, then 11, and his friend put fliers on cars at the Sunday services. Feeling that she’d found her true purpose,

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SSMS Odyssey of the Mind Team to Compete at the OM World Competition! Brilliant young minds comprise the Odyssey of the Mind team at Seven Springs Middle School and our community can be very proud of these kids who have been chosen to compete in the 2014 Odyssey of the Mind World Competition taking place May 28 – 31 at Iowa State University. You can help them with this amazing opportunity and the expense of the upcoming trip. Any monetary contribution will be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to: SSMS – OM and can be dropped at the office of SSMS or mailed to the school. At the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition, the seven students from SSMS will compete against teams from 25 other countries including China Japan, India, Argentina, Russia, Poland and beyond! Team coach Rasila Ranpariya beams when she talks about these stellar students. “I want to thank the school and parents and first and foremost, the kids –

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(L-R) Nicole Kindel, Caden Hawkins, Coach they have done it. It is their Rasila Ranpariya, Hersh Ranpariya, Erika Greene, Yusuf Saeed, Riya Choksi, Shruti Patel work that is paying off.” Married to local Dr. RanWorld Competition. “You should pariya, Rasila adds, “I am thankful to have seen the kids and their parents my better half too, and his support.” when they called our team,” says Rasila and the kids have spent Rasila. “We were all jumping up and countless hours preparing for the down!” competition which paid off for them Neighborhood News & Lifestyles in Orlando where the SSMS OM team would like to wish the Seven Springs competed against 350 OM teams at Middle School Odyssey of the Mind the Florida State Level and was team and their coach Rasila Ranpariya awarded the Ranatra Fusca award, a safe and successful trip. We are so which was given to only six teams proud of you! earning them a place at the prestigious

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Community Calendar

Personal Pediatric Care Hosts “Mommies To Be” Gathering 1st Wednesday, Monthly––Dr. Jay Harvey of Personal Pediatric Care is now personally hosting a small group gathering for new Mommies To Be (and Daddies To Be too)! Call (727) 645-6941 to reserve your spot. Space is limited for the FREE informational gathering. Personal Pediatric Care is located at 3012 Starkey Blvd. in Trinity. Visit PersonalPediatricCare.com online for information about Personal Pediatric Care and Board Certified Pediatrician Jay Harvey, MD. 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.

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Senior Sports IncludingTennis, Golf and Bowling Senior Sports would like to gather players to play Tennis in the Land O’ Lakes/Wesley Chapel/Lutz areas of Pasco County. Senior Sports meets to play golf each Wednesday at a variety of rotating courses. Bowling is every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Lutz. Meet many new friends in fun and fitness! We are also interested in Indoor Volleyball play…call now. Please call Walt Bockmiller to register your interest at 813-527-8211. 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Hosted by Donnie Abraham Sat., June 7, 8 AM Shotgun Start/ Scramble––Donnie Abraham, retired NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer #21 (1996-2001) and New York Jets #29 (2002-2004) still has a strong love of the game and is presently head coach at Clearwater High School Football. He is hosting the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Trournament to help his team, Clearwater Tornado football. The tournament will be held at the

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Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, located at 8001 Cumberland Road in Largo. Registrationa and a Continental Braeakfast at 7 a.m. is followed by the 8 a.m. shotgun start. There will be great prizes including autographed sports memorabilia, weekend in a new Cadillac from Dimmitt, jewelry, golf swing lessons, rounds of golf at several elite golf courses in the Tampa Bay area, and a lot of gift cards to various places such as Sports Authority, Tampa Bay area restaurants, and more. There also will be raffles, a silent auction, and contests including Best Hand Hole Poker, Closest to Pin, Beat the Pro and more, plus a $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest. Cost is $100 per individual (Early Bird) and $360 for a team foursome (Early Bird) - payment must be received by June 3. Registrations after June 3 are $125/ Individual or $400/Foursome. Cost includes: golfers’ goodie bag, green fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, hot lunch, and photo opportunities golfing and interacting with several local celebrities. For more details about the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, visit clearwatertornadofootball.com and click on the link to the 2014 Foot-

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ball Golf Tournament. Contact 727403-4516 or email Nar-Anon Meetings The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. Florida Website: Naranonfl.org and Help Line: 1-888-947-8885. Tuesdays, 6:45 PM––All Saints Church, 1700 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs Wednesdays, 8 PM––Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd., New Port Richey. *NEW NARATEEN MEETING (same place, time) Mondays, 7 PM––Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave., Palm Harbor Saturdays, 10 AM––United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar Tuesdays, 7 PM––Hope Church, 5107 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz and *NARATEEN (Same location, day and time) Hope Church Women’s Fellowship Sat., May 31, 1-3 PM––Hope Church, at 5107 W. Lutz Lake Fern

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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.

Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay is Charity of Choice for PFRWC’s First Annual Golf Outing Sun., Jun. 8––The First Annual Golf Outing for the Pasco Federated Republican Women’s Club (PFRWC) will be held at The Groves Golf and Country Club, 79224 Melogold Circle, Land O’ Lakes, FL, June 8. Half of the profits from the event will be donated to the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. The goal of the GALF is to provide one volunteer to act in behalf of each child in foster care as their voice in court. All are welcome to participate in

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the golf event whether or not they are a member of the PFRWC. The event will include a shotgun start scramble, putting contest, prizes, and lots of fun. Steve’s World of Golf will support the event by donating 10% of the proceeds from products sold at The Groves’ pro shop on June 8 (with the exception of Titleist golf balls). To sign up for the June 8 event, contact Fran Scerbo (727.597.3727 or fmscerbo@yahoo.com) or Meg Merritt (813.428.641 or megmerritt3@gmail.com) before Friday, June 6, 2014. Cost for the event is $25 for non-members of The Groves and $5 for Golf Members of The Groves. Checks should be made out to the PFRWC and mailed to P. O. Box 377, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639. New Tampa Players Holds Auditions for Seussical the Musical Sat., May 17 @ 4 PM & 6:30 PM Sun., May 18 @ 7 PM & 9 PM Mon., May 19 @ 7 & 9:30 PM Please prepare: 32 bars in the style of the show. Sheet music preferred. Tracks on CDs allowed with music only (no vocals on track). Auditions will be held at the CrossPointe Chureh of the Nazarene at 919 Debuel Road in Lutz. More information at newtampaplayers.org.

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News Briefs JW Mitchell High School Student Plays National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays! Congratulations go out from the community and Neighborhood News & Lifestyles to Kyle Schroeder, a 10th

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grade student at JW Mitchell High School, who was chosen to play the National Anthem on his saxophone at the Tampa Bay Rays’ May 6 game! Kyle is a member of the JW Mitchel High School Band’s Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society!. Good Connections = Great Deals! Check out the Good Connections Thrift store at 6636 Hwy 19 N in New Port Richey. Need work or interview clothes? Good Connections Thrift Shoppe has an abundance of men’s and women's suits and accessories that are work-appropriate. Need casual clothes? Come check out the inventory. Household items? There are thousands of items to choose from. Good Connections is the “finest thrift store in town.” Here, you find great prices and great service. Remember all donations and sales benefits the local Connections Job Development Program, which assists people who are unemployed or under-

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employed with the skills necessary to locate area jobs with an effective resume, interview skills and if necessary, computer training. For more information, please call: 727-849-4724.

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 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

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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, assisted 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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Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office Fishing Tournament

Love to fish? There’s a $25,000 fish out there and you could catch it! So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to catch the winning fish, grab your fishing poles and head on down to the Westshore Yacht Club for their exciting annual Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office Fishing Tournament! Guaranteed to be a good time for all, the annual HCSO Charities inshore fishing tournament gives anglers the opportunity to fish for Snook, Redfish and Trout in our very own Tampa Bay, all while benefitting an excellent organization – the Judeo Christian Health Clinic. Spending a beautiful day on the water, anglers get to enjoy their beloved pastime in the hopes of landing the big one – a tagged fish worth $25,000! This year’s fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, June 21,

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2014, at the Westshore Yacht Club, located at 6003 Beacon Shores St in Tampa. Fishing will start at 6:30 a.m. and will go until 3 p.m. After returning from fishing, anglers are invited to stay for dinner, judging and prizes from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., all of which is included with angler entry. The Captain’s Meeting will be held the night before on June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Westshore Yacht Club. Each fishing team must send at least one member to represent them.

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With more than 40 boats entered, last years tournament was a huge success and the charity event raised over $17,000 for the Judeo Christian Health Clinic. But, I have bigger hopes for this year’s event, and I want to bring that number to over $20,000! With your support we can make that happen! So, register today and join the Neighborhood News Fishing Team for a fun-filled day on the beautiful Tampa Bay. Who knows, that $25,000 fish could be yours!

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If you would like to submit entry by mail, please make checks payable to HCSO Charities and mail registration and payment to: Attention Fishing Tournament Community Outreach Division Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office P.O. Box 3371 Tampa, FL 33601 Entry Fees are $125.00 per angler or $400.00 per boat (4 anglers max). In addition to regular registration, there are also many sponsorship options available. For more information please call Master Deputy Steve Ferreira or Deputy Diana Watson at (813) 247-8115 or visit www.HCSO.Tampa.fl.us.

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Swim Smarter, Swim Safer, Swim Seal!

By Sydney Holmquist Summertime is here, pools are open, the water is warm and children of all ages are ready to enjoy the water! Swimming and Water Safety should be a huge priority to most parents. This time of year is wonderful; however, it is imperative that our little ones are prepared and ready for the swim season. Swim lessons should be on your summer fun checklist and do we have

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the place for you! We invite you now to dive in and take a closer look at this Tampa Bay area treasure, Seal Swim School. Seal is an amazing swim school that is helping to save lives by being committed to producing safer, skilled, and happy swimmers while building self- esteem and a love for the water. Seal Swim School’s swimmer success

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rate is unsurpassed. Teaching all ages, from infants to adults, this incredible swim school is truly making a difference with every single life that enters their pool. Seal Swim School instructors are more than qualified, as they are required to complete 45 plus hours of Seal Swim School training. They hold National Water Safety Instructor certi-

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fications, Lifeguard Training, and Infant Toddler Specialist training through the United States Swim School Association. The instructors are current with their CPR and First Aid certifications and continue their InWater Education training monthly throughout the year. Seal Swim School instructors are dedicated and passionate about teach-

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ing as well as knowledgeable. The personal family feeling comes across with every team member that works there. The enthusiasm and energy is apparent as soon as you walk through the parking lot. Don't be surprised if one of the instructors walks by and greets you by name, with a huge smile, and gives your little one a high-five on their way out to the pool deck. Laughter and cheering fills the air. As soon as you begin watching the lessons take place it becomes evident that all of the instructors absolutely love what they do! Seal Swim School prides itself on having something to offer everyone. Depending on what the best learning environment is for your child, group or private lessons are available. In their

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group classes the ratio is four children to one instructor, this small class size creates a structured, positive and personal situation for your child to learn. Or, if you feel a one-on-one is better suited for your little one, they offer private lessons to tailor to your child’s individualized needs. Classes are taught in sessions of 12 lessons, and by the end of those 12 lessons you will be amazed by the progress and success that your child has made. Just go watch a Seal Swim School lesson. When you stand on the pool deck, be prepared as you might see a one-year-old baby swimming over 8 feet to the pool’s edge, a fouryear-old learning butterfly or even a group of 2½-year-olds learning proper

diving technique. Seal prides itself on the success of their students. Just ask one of the teachers or parents if Seal really can teach any child regardless of their fear or personality. "Absolutely!" they will reply without hesitation. Seal can teach anyone how to swim! From the beginner swimmers who are now able to swim independently, to the more advanced swimmers who can swim all four strokes across the pool. The change from day 1 to day 12 is truly something to talk about. One of the parents who has two of their children enrolled had this to say, “I have never been so impressed with a swim school in my life. The staff is wonderful and very positive! Positive reinforcement is so important and they build on each child’s strengths and work on each child’s individual weaknesses. I love the way they build my children's self-confidence and swimming skills. Just their positive and loving nature towards

my children is genuine and so awesome. I am so pleased with the way they teach life- saving skills to young children!” The instructors use the Seal Swim School techniques that have been developed through 37 years of experience, learning and innovation. Seal Swim School is constantly improving and developing its techniques. Shannon Seal, owner of the North Pinellas location, said, “We will never be complacent with our teaching methods as we understand the importance that growing and learning has to teaching.” Seal Swim School is changing the lives of families that bring their children to their swim school for lessons; there is no challenge too great for them. Seal Swim School creates safer, confident swimmers and also helps give parents another layer of safety for their little ones. We urge you to contact Seal Swim School to get your child swimming. Trust the leaders in swimming. Swim Smarter, Swim Safer, Swim Seal. Seal Swim School is located at 1888 S. Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs (behind Total Fitness). For more information, visit online at www.SealSwimSchoolNP.com or call Seal Swim School at (727) 943-8782.

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Area Rugs Direct “From Our Van to Your Home” Purchasing Area Rugs Has Never Been So Easy! By Katie Thomas Finding the perfect area rugs for your home can be an overwhelming task. You have to figure out your measurements, decide the style you want, match up the design and color to your home – all while in the hustle and bustle scene of a store setting. Area Rugs Direct is the solution to the stress and challenge of finding the right area rugs to fit your space, and will even help with placement of your area rugs. Area Rugs Direct offers a unique service, providing a shopping experience that is both convenient and enjoyable! No more struggling to get a huge area rug to fit in your sedan, only to get it home and find out it just doesn’t work. Area Rugs Direct comes to you to provide a personal in-home shopping experience, with delivery and installation services included. And, you can see firsthand exactly what different rug designs, shapes and sizes will look like with your home or office

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décor. Owner Tony Mogavero came up with the innovative concept for bringing the “area rug store” to the customer via in-home shopping in 2005 and customers love the concept! Area Rugs Direct provides customers with design expertise and a great selection of quality rugs through a shop-athome experience that is like no other, allowing you to see how a rug fits in with your style, aesthetics and personal taste – before you buy! The unique company was featured on Fox 13 News’ Power Breakfast Segment, which you can view from the link on the Area Rugs Direct website, ArugDirect.com. “When you have the opportunity to see the rug in your home, you know exactly what you’re getting,” says Tony. “If you have ever purchased online, or purchased an area rug at a local store, you must have experienced the painstaking quest for making a choice for your home. Imagine a company that can provide

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you with decorating expertise, as well as helping you choose an area rug, to match your décor – that is Area Rugs Direct.” With Area Rugs Direct, you have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re buying. Plus, you have Tony. Not only does he make it easy by bringing the rugs directly to you in your home, he is passionate about helping customers find the perfect rugs for their home, taste and lifestyle. Award Winning Service Area Rugs Direct has been a consecutive winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award for three years in a row – 2011, 2012, and 2013. Super Service Award winners are preferred among members because only the top 5% of qualifying businesses per category, in each mar-

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ket, receive the award. Tony says, “Our success is due to our unique formula for service, product and design rolled into one; a true one-stop-shop!”

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tomer service and quality assurance.” If you want a no-pressure, foolproof rug shopping experience, just give Area Rugs Direct a call. Your personal experience begins on the phone to ensure that your expectations can be met including budget, décor, colors and size. Area Rugs Direct will then set up a free, no obligation appointment; this visit is to educate customers in options, styles and buying information and even if the customer doesn’t buy right away, the knowledge gained during this appointment is invaluable. Once you have taken a look at the wide variety of rugs offered and make a decision, the Area Rugs Direct team will

help you install your new rugs, moving furniture if necessary and making the entire process easy and enjoyable. Let Area Rugs Direct make your life easier! Call today for a free, noobligation appointment and let the team show you what a beautiful difference the right area rugs can make in your home. Area Rugs Direct, LLC is appointment-based and available seven days a week for customer convenience. Call (813) 505-3174 or (727) 210-0900 for a FREE, in-home consultation. Visit online at www.ArugDirect.com for more information and special coupons!

Finding the perfect area rugs for your home is easy with Area Rugs Direct. It’s no-hassle, no-guesswork shopping in the comfort of your own home! An Angie’s List member review says, “Tony Mogavero gave us advice on placement of furniture to make our home more friendly and usable. Tony was prompt and efficient. His ideas were relevant and useful. I would use Tony again and suggest him to my friends and neighbors.” Another Angie’s List member review says, “We could not be more pleased with our rugs. They are won-

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derful quality, the exact sizes and shapes we wanted, and have elicited nothing but compliments from all who have seen. We have lived with them for a month now, the last delivered today, and it is perfect, too.” Tony says, “Our approach is never intimidating or pushy. Our design advice and rug knowledge paired with our clients’ tastes helps make a wonderful combination of business to cus-

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“You Are Safe Here” By Dara Tucker “Everyone experiences times when life gives them more than they bargained for. Guidance from outside your support network often is the thing you need. Counseling or therapy isn’t about being crazy, sick or weak, it’s about being well enough to ask for help and to work toward

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change,” explains Kecia Adams, a clinical social worker/therapist, and owner of West Pasco Counseling Services, LLC. Kecia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2004, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named Social Work Student of the Year. After graduation, she and her husband, veterinarian Dr.

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Geoffrey Adams, decided if they were going to own their own practice, they wanted to open it in a location where they would vacation. Together, they built up the practice at Pasco Animal Hospital near Trouble Creek and US 19. After their veterinary business stabilized Kecia and her husband started their next adventure and became parents when they adopted their son from Guatemala and a few years later they domestically adopted their daughter. Kecia then earned her Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida with a field placement as a student intern working with adolescent, adults, and families in group private practice. Later Kecia worked as the executive director of the same private practice. Since January 2014, Kecia Adams has combined her business knowledge from years of building their veterinary hospital with her love and experience in private practice therapy to create her own vision. West Pasco Counseling Services, LLC, is located at 3030 Starkey Boulevard, Suite 180, across the street from Havana Dreamers Cafe. The office has a very calm and relaxing atmosphere, and Kecia’s smile makes you feel immediately at ease.

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Whether an adult or adolescent, working toward improving your family dynamics or personal goals, West Pasco Counseling Services can help you reach those goals. “You know yourself best,” says Kecia. “My role is to guide you to solutions that will work best for you at this time in your life. I will utilize my clinical skills as well as my sense of humor, personality and life experience to help guide you through the changes you are ready to make. We will work as a team to identify areas that need attention. We will monitor your progress in our sessions and celebrate when changes are made. You don’t have to work through hard things alone.” Adult counseling can be of great benefit to individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and more. Kecia works with you on what troubles you now, and the goals you want to reach. She triages what’s most important on your list and helps you resolve any issues from the past to help you move forward. Marriage and family counseling looks differently depending on your needs, just like every family is differ-

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Kecia P. Adams, LCSW ent. From learning to parent with boundaries and limits – with love and empathy, to get results – to counseling for adoptions, Kecia can help you through many personal challenges. Marriage counseling or “tune-ups” can help revitalize connections between partners. In general, Kecia says that she guides families to better communicate, problem solve, and adapt to changes within their family. Kecia is skilled at identifying with adolescents and reaches through the barriers they tend to create to get to the nature of their struggles. She enjoys young people and is honored to assist parents’ loved ones through dif-

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ficulties in their relationships. Teenagers don’t want to scare, disappoint or worry their parents, so they often aren’t as comfortable talking through their issues with a family member, but Kecia can help bridge communication between parents and their children. Dr. Tracy Blanchard interned with Kecia Adams and says, “During a student internship for my mental health counseling program, I had the pleasure of observing the work and personal style of Kecia Adams, LCSW. Throughout my association with Kecia, she consistently demonstrated a unique ability to use her personality and humor when connecting with her clients. She engaged her clients and motivated them to implement change when necessary. She delivered solution-focused therapy with the skill of a consummate professional, while attending to clients’ emotional needs. I appreciated her style, skill and delivery as a therapist, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her.” West Pasco Counseling Services is credentialed with a few insurance companies, but believe there are many benefits to self-paying, including not

needing to disclose your private information and not being impacted by limitations and cost cutting efforts of insurance companies. West Pasco Counseling Services can work out a sliding scale based on your income when you call for more information. Kecia believes people who question whether or not therapy will be helpful for them are both wise and brave. To consider asking for help means to take a risk, and walk into the unknown. She encourages people to be both practical and instinctual. The location and availability of the therapist must match your lifestyle. Trust

your gut too – does she seem authentic, knowledgeable and kind? Frequently, the first meeting can answer those questions. If you do not feel comfortable, it probably isn’t a good fit. West Pasco Counseling Services, LLC offers counseling and psychotherapy for teens and adults at 3030 Starkey Blvd., Suite 180, in New Port Richey, with flexible hours available after school or work. Kecia Adams can be reached at 727-202-4520, by e-mail at kadams@westpcs.com, or visit the website at www.westpcs.com.

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Find Personal, Professional, Preferable Care at 1st Choice Pharmacy By Julie Kanehl These days, going to the pharmacy feels like a fast-food restaurant most of the time. You either stand in line, cafeteria style at the back of a store with people who seem less than eager to assist you, or you drive through and talk to a microphone. The truth of the matter is that medicine is extremely important! It shouldn’t be treated impersonally. It should be treated with respect, double and triple-checked, with the person who is taking the medication in mind the entire time. Say goodbye to the fast-food pharmacy, because it’s a whole new world at 1st Choice Pharmacy, located at 2228 US Highway 19 N in Holiday. 1st Choice Pharmacy is conveniently located so that everyone can get to it, whether you live in East Lake, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Trinity or any of the surrounding communities. Of course, 1st Choice Pharmacy services Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, and they even

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deliver locally free of charge George Hanna, Pharm.D, R.ph, loves what he does, and after graduating from Florida A & M University in 2004, he landed a job at a large company as a pharmacist, and within six months, he was a Pharmacy Manager. Very ambitious and hardworking by nature, he found himself in a successful position, yet he felt that was meant to do more. After only three years of working with a major pharmacy retailer, Hanna knew it was time to open up a pharmacy where he knew he could make a personal difference. He said, “I wanted to have more contact with my patients about their health, and focus less on retail. I didn’t envision myself counting pills and pasting labels. It wasn’t what I went to school for. So I started my own pharmacy in 2007.” In addition to Hanna, 1st Choice Pharmacy also has Caroline Morcos, R.ph on staff. She has many years of experience as a pharmacist in a hospital setting, and her valuable experience with compounding for IV infusion,

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hormone replacement therapy and veterinary patients, makes her a valuable asset. Judith Able and Olivia Ehab are Pharmacy Technicians at 1st Choice Pharmacy, helping to make sure that patients’ needs are met. Able says, “Our pharmacy is more involved, more personal, and we offer very, very open communication.”

1st Choice Pharmacy’s friendly and professional staff would like to meet you and become your favorite hometown pharmacy. What is a Specialty Pharmacy? priority is their patients. 1st Choice Pharmacy is first and 1st Choice Pharmacy is able to fill foremost a family-owned and operated all of the medications that you would organization. What that means in the find anywhere else, but what makes pharmacy world is that they are able to them special is their ability to create give you the medication that you and “compound” all kinds of medicaneed, and even compound it if necestions that may be difficult to find. sary, without having to bend to the Creating the exact medication that a will of a sales relationship that many of doctor prescribes is incredibly importhe giant pharmacy retailers are limited tant, because while each of us may be to. At 1st Choice Pharmacy, their first able to take the same kind of anti-in-

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trained staff have for patients is specialty packaging. For many people, they have a hard time remembering if they took their medication or not. Not knowing can lead to an overdose, which of course, can be lethal. As a preventative, as well as to make it easy for those doctors and nurses that dispense medications at a facility, 1st Choice 1st Choice Pharmacy is committed to meeting all of Pharmacy provides specialty packaging that inyour pharmacy need and offers compounding. cludes what they call, flammatory, when it comes to medical “Bingo” cards and “Dispill” cards, issues like cancer, auto-immune diswhich are “blister packs” that are laease treatment, hormone replacement beled with each individual dose. This is or Alzheimer’s, the commercial blend an amazing concept, and something may not be good enough for each inthat many pharmacies could provide, dividual patient. but most of the time, don’t. They even Hanna said, “We have more than 800 patients in long term care, includ- offer bottles that are easier to open for patients who suffer from arthritis or ing Independent Living, Group other illnesses, which prevent them Homes, and even correctional facilifrom being able to easily open their ties. We deliver to each of these facilities every day, and sometimes they will medication. Sometimes, patients have a medcall at 2 a.m. and say they need a medical complication that prevents them ication by morning-and we get up and from being able to take a medication we make it for them, and deliver it to the traditional way. 1st Choice Pharthem later in the morning.” macy compounds solutions, creating One of the many unique things creams to apply with the necessary that Hanna and his licensed and

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medication, when a patient can’t swallow, for example. This kind of commitment and know-how saves lives. 1st Choice Pharmacy also creates and compounds very specific medications for animals as well, which is why many veterinarian clinics around the Tampa Bay area choose 1st Choice Pharmacy to meet their animals’ needs, whether canine, feline or equine. So, being special has to come with a price, right? Well, believe it or not, it doesn’t! You’re not charged a penny more for their individual attention, for their friendly and personal service, for their commitment to providing a healthy, quality product, and even for delivery. 1st Choice is affordable! They accept all major insurance companies, as well as Medicare, Medicaid, and even work with people who have insurance claims that have been filed. Completely patient and customer focused, 1st Choice Pharmacy doesn’t stop at compounding and dispensing medication. They follow up with teach of their patients, or their patients’ doctors, to make sure that they do not have any questions or concerns. Once you realize the time and the dedication that a pharmacy like this one has, the question becomes, “Why would you go anywhere else?”

Prescriptions aren’t meant to be one-size-fits-all, that’s what makes them prescriptions. So, shop for anything as important as medication at a one-sizefits-all pharmacy? Instead, choose 1st Choice Pharmacy in Holiday. 1st Choice Pharmacy is located at 2228 U.S. Highway 19 North in Holiday, and is open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and by appointment on Sat., closed on Sun. For more information, visit online at www.1stChoicePharmacy.net, “like” 1st Choice Pharmacy on facebook, or call directly at 727934-1300.

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You Will Boast About This Neighborhood Eatery! By Kim Thomas All of my life I’ve heard it said you should, “Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner.” Well, get ready to eat like a king at Toast! If you haven’t been to this little breakfast and lunch eatery in New Port Richey – you should! Really, it’s fantastic. Toast takes breakfast and lunch to a

new level with dishes that are creative, absolutely fresh and so good! Toast is conveniently located next to Bealls in the Pasco Square Mall plaza on S.R. 54 just west of where Rowan Road and Seven Springs Boulevard meet. When I visited Toast to meet the owners, Stefano and Gina Mouratos, I already knew from others at Neighborhood News & Lifestyles that I was in for a treat. Julie Kanehl wrote

Just the right amount of sweetness! Heath Pancake, Beignets, & Crunch French Toast an article for Toast in February 2012 and raves that this is still one of her favorite places in the area to eat and our GM Jim O’Reilly went in with his family and loved the family-friendly atmosphere, but most of all – the divine food! Let’s put it this way – toast isn’t just toast at Toast, it’s a gourmet experience! “The concept behind Toast is that all over Europe, toast is what they call grilled cheese,” says Stefano. “So we have taken a selection of the old classics, but we kick it up.”

They have “kicked it up” by creating an affordable breakfast and lunch menu that features gourmet ingredients – basically enabling us lucky diners to eat like a king but pay like a pauper. You get a lot for your money at Toast! The menu is small and simple but refined with European and Mediterranean flair. Stefano makes the 4 a.m. trip to Tampa to handpick the freshest produce for Toast. In addition to the spectacular everyday menu choices, there are new specials added


Mamma’s Toast is hearty and delicious! Made with meatloaf, The Mexican Pitadilla was a special made with grilled chicken, enchilada sauce and queso blanco. cheddar, onion rings and aioli. to the board every Tuesday and Friday. When Toast puts a special on the board, you can bet it is going to be a must try! Regulars check the Toast facebook page just to see what new and delicious creations are featured for the week. It’s hard to decide with so many choices, but I lucked out because Stefano and Gina had the kitchen prepare a sampling that included some comfort, some spice, and some decadent sweets! I tried a house favorite, Mamma’s Toast, and oh my goodness, it’s comfort food for certain!

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First of all, the bread is not your ordinary loaf – it is thick-sliced, perfectly toasted and scrumptious! Mamma’s Toast boasts thin-sliced meatloaf grilled until the outer edges have a slight crunchiness, topped with cheddar, onion rings and tomato aioli, and is served with perfectly crispy fries seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and parmesan cheese – and you’ve got a meal that will carry you through your day. I also tried a Mexican Pitadilla, fantastic with housemade enchilada sauce, grilled chicken, queso blanco and served with tasty

house-made cabbage soup. If you love soup, you will love that Toast makes soup daily with ever-changing choices. Toast really delivers on the sweet stuff! How about some beignets with your breakfast N’awlins style? I’ve had them in the Big Easy and now I’ve had them right here in New Port Richey at Toast. You don’t have to travel to experience new flavor, eat at Toast and enjoy tasty dishes that take your palette on vacation! The Heath Pancakes are crazy good! The perfect balance of sweet and savory, these pancakes are strawberry infused and dusted with crushed Heath Bar candy. My favorite, though, was the Crunch French Toast, encrusted with crushed corn flakes and topped with freshly ripened strawberries and a semi-sweet cream cheese sauce. I can’t wait to take my family out to Toast - everyone at the table is going to have to order something different so we can all have a taste! Next time, someone (okay, I will!) has to order the “French Toast” with Canadian bacon, gruyer cheese (yum!), grilled onions and aioli. Toast not only has great food, but you’ll really like the people here too. The Mouratos are well known in the community. Stefano was born and raised here and his parents have owned restaurants and delis nearby for as long as he can remember. Now they pitch in to help Stefano and Gina. In fact, those fabulous house-made soups are courtesy of Stefano’s mom. And at the heart of Toast, there is Gina. Stefano, who has another job, says, “I

can’t always be here, but Gina is always here and everyone absolutely loves her.” He adds with a smile, “I think some of our customers come in just to see her.” Breakfast is served as early as 7 a.m., and with prices starting at just a couple of dollars, why would you go across the street? Whether you’d like an egg combo, pancakes or French toast, Belgium waffles, crepes or a morning sandwich, you will be glad that you started your day here. Almost all of the breakfast items are served with delicious home fries, hash browns, or grits and toast. And you can have a delicious Greek Frappe for only $2.75, made just the way they do in the old country. Lunch at Toast is a great idea! Bistro-style sandwiches, salads, wraps and pitas are menu staples. The “On the Hot Side” section of the lunch menu offers customers open face turkey and ham sandwiches, meatloaf, liver and onions, chopped steak or ribeye steak, all served with mashed potatoes and a soup or salad for an amazing price. Of course, Toast wouldn’t be Toast without its signature selection of toasted sandwiches, all of which are served with slaw. Yes, you should really try one! With Toast’s popularity and phenomenal food, there can be a short wait on weekends, but what are a few minutes when you are going to eat like a king! “People are amazed at how fast we get them seated,” says Stefano. “It never ends up being a long wait. Our food doesn’t take long to get out, and we are able to get people in quickly.” My thought is, when a place is busy, there is a reason – it’s good! Stefano and Gina are very grateful for all of the folks who dine at Toast. “It is because of the community’s support that we are successful and we are so thankful to our loyal patrons Thank You!” Toast is located at 7121 S.R. 54 in Trinity next to Bealls in the Pasco Square Mall plaza. It is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (727) 376-7121. “Like” Toast on facebook to keep up with the new specials on Tuesday and Friday.

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Discover Fun at the James P. Gills Family YMCA’s Summer Camps! Camps at the Y share one thing: they are about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore their environment, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. Our local James P. Gills Family YMCA has an entire summer planned with camps for all ages. Littlest Campers (3-4 Years Old) Learning & Growing Camp – Camp Dates: Weekly from Jun. 9 – Aug. 15, M–F, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Look who’s camping now! This camp is for potty-trained 3 & 4 year olds. Camp agendas will vary week-to-week with themes and games. Themes may include Ocean, Jungle, Sports, Community Helpers, and more. This camp is fun and educational! Before and after care is not available for this camp. Campers are required to pack a lunch. Summer Camps for Ages 5–12 Basketball Camp – Camp dates: M–F, Jun. 23–27 and Jul. 28 – Aug. 1, half-day or full-day options. Get your game on! Kids will learn basket-

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ball basics such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Campers will scrimmage, learn about basketball greats and do basketball related crafts. Campers will be separated into different groups based on their age and size, so their activities and drills will be catered to their skill level. Triathlon Camp – Camp Dates: M–F, Jul. 7–11, half-day or full-day options. Triathlon Camp introduces campers to the basics of training for each of the three elements of a triathlon. They will practice swimming, biking, running and also get lessons on nutrition. Their personal goals will depend on their age and ability. The last day of camp, Friday at 9 a.m., campers will participate in the “Y Kids Tri” and friends and family are welcome to come and cheer them on. Power Kids Camp – Camp Dates: M- F, July 7–11, half-day or full-day options. Education and fun all in one

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camp! Campers will stay active playing different games and learning fun ways to exercise. They will learn about nutrition and taking care of themselves, so they can live a full happy and healthy life. Most of the time they won’t even realize they’re working out! There will be a surprise guest speaker who will educate the campers on healthy living. Tennis Camp – Camp Dates: Weekly from Jun. 9 – Aug. 8. M-–F, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. This camp serves up lessons from a USTA professional! While focusing on skills training and proper etiquette related to the great sport of tennis, campers will learn how to play tennis while having fun! Camp will be held at Mitchell High School’s tennis courts. Ocean Expedition Camp – Camp Dates: Aug. 4–8, half-day or full-day options. 10,000 leagues under the...YMCA? Come join our ocean expedition as we explore and make dis-

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coveries about marine life! Campers will play games inside and outside that mimic ocean expeditions! A special guest will come in to talk to campers about marine biology! Holiday Extravaganza Camp – Camp Dates: Jun. 30 – Jul. 3, half-day or full-day options. Campers will learn about different holidays from around the world and create crafts, snacks and play games related to those holidays! The camp week will end with a “New Years Celebration” at noon! Glamour Girls Camp – Camp Dates: Jun 16–20 & Jul 21–25, halfday or full-day options. Glitter, nail polish, make-up and bling...this camp will be your daughters dream! This camp will be super fun with girly activities such as, nail painting, spa day,

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jewelry making and fashion! This camp will also focus on building selfconfidence and teach girls healthy living practices. Family and friends will be invited to a surprise presentation on Friday at noon. Football & Baseball Camp – Jun. 30–Jul 3 & Aug. 4–8, half-day or fullday options. It’s more than a game! Football/Baseball camp will teach kids the basics such as passing, catching, hitting, and defense. They will scrimmage and learn teamwork, and will spend some time inside learning how to develop plays and create sport-related crafts. Campers will be separated into different groups based off of age and size, so their activities and drills will be catered to their skill level. Soccer Camp (ages 5-12) – Camp Dates Jun. 9–13 & Jul. 14–18, halfday or full-day options. Come find out why soccer is the world’s most popular sport! Soccer camp will teach kids the basics such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. They will scrimmage and learn teamwork. We will also spend some time inside playing on the hardwood court and creating soccer related crafts. Campers will be separated into different groups based off of age and size, so their activities and drills will be catered to their skill level. Cooking Camp – (ages 8-12); Camp Dates: Jun. 23–27 & Jul. 28– Aug. 1, half-day or full-day options. Too many cooks in your kitchen? Send

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your lil’ chef to the Y. This camp will introduce participants to everything from food preparation, table settings, kitchen terminology, and of course... cooking! Local professional chefs will be joining to mentor throughout the week. Family and friends will be invited to a luncheon on Friday at noon. All food will be prepared by the campers! Art Camp – Camp Dates: Jun. 9–13, half-day or full-day options. Calling all artists... and those who wish to learn! This camp will introduce participants to different techniques, mediums, and artists. They will learn about famous artists, such as Davinci and Dali, and also get to practice their techniques like watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. It will also include drawing techniques and fun creative activities that will bring out their inner artist. Family and friends will be invited to an art showcase on Friday at noon where campers will display their art. Cheering & Dancing Camps Too! Cheerleading Camp – For Ages 5–12 – Camp Dates: Aug. 11–15, halfday or full-day options. We got spirit, yes we do! Cheerleading camp will be jam packed with everything from tumbling, stunting, dancing, and of course cheering!

Lyrical & Jazz Camp (ages 11– 16) – Camp Dates: Jul. 7–10 Miss Gina will teach campers a ballet and jazz routine and each dancer will choreograph their own solo/duet or trio. They will perform all 3 dances at the end of the week on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the dance room for their parents and family. Ballet & Jazz Camp (ages 6– 10) – Camp Dates: Jul 21–24. Miss Gina will teach campers a ballet and jazz routine and each dancer will choreograph their own solo/duet or trio. They will perform all 3 dances at the end of the week in the dance room for their parents and family. Competition Dance Camp (ages 8-16) – Camp Dates: Jun. 16–19. Participants will work on flexibility, leaps and turns. They will learn all about what a dance competition is and what is expected of them at a competition. Participants will learn a dance that will be performed for Miss Gina so that proper team placement can occur. Hip Hop & Musical Theater Camp (ages 6–10) – Camp Dates: Jul. 28–31. Miss Gina will teach campers a Hip Hop and Musical Theatre dance and each dancer will choreograph their own solo, duet or trio. They will perform all 3 dances at the end of the week on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the dance room for their parents and family.

Hip Hop & Musical Theater Camp (ages 11-16) – Camp Dates: Jul 14–17. Miss Gina will teach campers a Hip Hop and Musical Theatre dance and each dancer will choreograph their own solo, duet or trio. Parents and families can see their kids perform all 3 dances at the end of the week.

YMCA Summer Camps are a great choice for working parents, too, offering – at no additional charge – morning care from 6:30–9 a.m. for both half and full day participants, and afternoon care from 4–6 p.m. for full day participants only. Each camp has requirements that your child must bring; summer essentials like a swimsuit, towel, snacks and, of course, sunscreen. Financial Assistance: If finances are keeping you from signing up your child for camp, contact the YMCA directly and ask about financial assistance. Many camps provide scholarships to families in need. YMCA of the Suncoast wants to make sure all children can enjoy the summer, and offers financial assistance to those who qualify. Find more details about the YMCA of the Suncoast and the James P. Gills Family Branch and summer camps online at YMCASuncoast.org. The James P. Gills Family Branch is located at 8411 Photonics Dr. in New Port Richey and can be reached at (727) 375-9622.

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Open House Celebrates the Grand Opening of Advanced Laser & Skin Care Center in Trinity Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center, a newly opened business at 4115 Little Road in the New Port Richey /Trinity area, invites you to visit during their Open House on Thursday, May 22, from 1– 7 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the staff, including Dr. Mark Laflamme and Jeanette Schaefer, who will be there to answer your questions about the premier anti-aging procedures available at Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center. Wondering if Botox is right for you, or do you have questions about injectable fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm? Would you like to find out more about PRP Platelet Rich Plasma facials, also known as the “vampire facial” that is the latest anti-aging treatment sought by many of Hollywood’s stars? Want to know how laser treatments render excellent results for anti-aging, acne, scarring, skin discoloration and more? If you are considering having any antiaging procedures or are looking for

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advanced skin care, this is a great chance to ask general questions in a relaxed environment. Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center will have some great incentives to offer guests including giveaways and hourly raffles––it would be great to win a mini facial or microdermabrasion treatment and here is your chance! Special event pricing will be available to guests who set appointments during the Open House event.

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Refreshments will be served and there will be demo procedures. Mark R. Laflamme, MD, is an internist who is specially trained in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Laflamme began his training in Aesthetic Medicine in 2010 through the Aesthetic Advancement Institute of Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers. He augmented his skills in phlebotomy by obtaining a certificate in sclerotherapy.

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Dr. Laflamme earned his Level 1 certificate in Aesthetic Medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine with advanced training in laser procedures, PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, chemical peels, dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Jeanette Schaefer, CCE, CME, is Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center’s Medical Esthetician, Licensed Electrologist and Laser Technician.

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anti-aging procedures, and is also licensed and certified in electrolysis, skin tightening, microneedling, scar rejuvenation and more. Jeanette looks forward to helping with all of your skin care needs; her effectiveness is evidenced by the steady stream of satisfied clients. Advanced Laser Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center has the latest and Skin Care Center anti-aging procedures to keep you looking your best. is located at 4115 From the start of her aesthetic career Little Road in New Port Richey. Jeanette has distinguished herself as a “Like” on facebook.com/adtrustworthy individual with a kind vancedlscc for updates on specials. heart, steady hand, and artistic eye for For additional information, please all things aesthetic. Jeanette is livisit online at censed and certified to operate aeswww.advancedlscc.com or call the thetic lasers for laser hair removal and office at (727) 264-8842.

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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. You can spend a small fortune at department stores for clothes that your child will outgrow lickety-split, or you can go where other shopping savvy moms are going – to Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique, where you will find the best brands and latest styles for your kids without the retail price tag! Stellie Bellies is a wonderful choice for the many busy families in our area, giving smart moms an affordable way to keep their families in the latest styles, leaving more money for family fun. 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 Stel-

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lie 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. 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.”

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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 Stellie Bellies makes shopping for your kids high-quality items at a fantasfun, affordable and enjoyable! tic price, and because they only accept the best, you can where items are arranged neatly by rest assured that you’re making a size and age group. The store is always smart choice by shopping there! receiving new merchandise, which When you come into Stellie Belmakes it really fun to go on a regular lies in Trinity, their staff welcomes you basis to see what they have in that’s into their bright and open boutique, new! Right now their summer mer-

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chandise includes everything from sundresses and sandals to play clothes that will stand up to every summer camp in town. With a selection that includes items for children from birth to size 8 (which is around 8 or 9 years old), you’ll never want to pay full price again. Stellie Bellies even offers clothing 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

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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, 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! So what are you waiting for? Don’t overpay at the fancy big-boxbaby store, head on over to Stellie Bellies where you can restock the kids’ 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” the Stellie Bellies facebook page to get updates and even a glimpse of some of their amazing merchandise!

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You Are Priority #1 at National Rejuvenation Centers! Bartley Kerr, D.C. (CEO) · John DeCosmo, D.O. (Medical Director) · Bart Rademaker, M.D. (Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon) By Julie Kanehl Are you over the age of 35? Do you feel like no matter what you try, or how much you exercise, you don’t feel like you used to? Don’t have the energy you’d like to have? Do you feel like you can’t keep up? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you starting to chalk things up to “old age?” Stop it! This is 2014 and there are solutions! Real, customized solutions for your body, for your lifestyle, and given to you by professionals and by doctors in the field who want you to be able to live your best life now. This isn’t some fly by night cream or pill, National Rejuvenation Centers offers hormone replacement therapy that is 100% customized to your body’s biology, and what’s more, to your ideal energy level. In layman’s terms, would you like to feel like you did when you were 20? It’s possible, it’s real, and it’s happening to your friends, neighbors and maybe even your parents, so what are you waiting for?

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National Rejuvenation Centers is located right here in our area at 34254 US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, and boy are we lucky, because people fly in from all over the country and all over the world to receive treatment from this center. Why? Because at National Rejuvenation Centers, they do it right, they do it carefully, and they make your health and wellness their number one priority. Bartley Kerr, DC, is the founder and CEO of National Rejuvenation Centers, also known as NRC. He has been practicing since 1988, and he and his team of medical and osteopathic physicians specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and optimum hormone replacement. He founded NRC with the goal to help people to live happier, longer lives, and he practices what he preaches. He, his father, and many other people that are closest to him have not only found success through his program, but have raved about it to everyone they know.

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Dr. Kerr, who has a book coming out on the subject of optimum hormone replacement therapy, is looked to as an expert and ambassador on the subject. While other places may offer hormone replacement therapy, NRC is different in that each person receives a full-panel of blood work on a regular basis to continually monitor the patient’s progress and wellness. Additionally, instead of receiving hormone replacement therapy that matches your hormones to your current age, these are safely and specifically matched to be where they were when you were younger! Combined with an exercise and nutrition-based exercise program, the results are amazing, life changing and nothing short of phenomenal. It’s no wonder people call NRC the fountain of youth. Dr. Kerr explains on his blog, “Oftentimes when I meet new patients or potential patients, their fascination lies into bio identical hormone replacement and if it is right for them. I explained to them that if it is deemed

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Bartley Kerr, DC, Founder of National Rejuvenation Centers that they are deficient in certain hormones and they are replaced, they will feel much better. When people feel better, they have the ability to be more active. To take advantage of this new energy and to enhance the results of

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optimal hormone levels, I recommend exercise protocols specific to the goals of the patient.” There’s a reason why people fly in from all over the world to participate. It’s medical science, combined with your own individual hormone levels, and topped off with a staff that is committed 100% to helping you live your best life all the way around. World Renowned Golfer Jan Stephenson Believes in NRC! Jan Stephenson, who is from Sydney, Australia originally, stormed the world of golf, combining glamour, sex appeal and most importantly an incredible talent for the game. In the 1970s and 1980s she was featured on the cover of many sports magazines, and won her first LPGA victory in 1976, followed by consecutive wins in the early 80s in the Peter Jackson Classic (1981), LPGA Championship (1982) and U.S. Women’s Open (1983). Today, Jan is a very active member within the golf world, and is on tour regularly. Her busy schedule and lifestyle have not let up, and she continues to work out and keep to a very healthy diet. But, according to Jan, when she hit a certain age it wasn’t enough.

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She says, “I’ve worked out my whole life, and when I turned 55 no matter how much I trained I wasn’t getting much stronger, and was getting flabby no matter what I did.” After starting the program with Dr. Kerr, I sleep better, I don’t have any night sweats, and I’m stronger.” Since becoming a patient at NRC, Jan says, “People are shocked by how strong I am, people say,

‘There’s no way!’ I’m 62, and I have a senior discount card, and people say they need to see my license and say ‘no way you’re a senior.’ I mean, I get to the front of the aerobics classes, and I keep up!” What’s important to understand is that athletes like Jan put their health at the top of their list, for if their health suffers, so does their game. What makes Jan feel so comfortable with NRC is their commitment to checking and re-checking her blood work on a regular basis. She says, I’ve met a lot of doctors who do hormone replacement therapy, but Dr. Kerr is the one that I trust.” She adds, “I tell everyone they’re crazy if they don’t go to him. I feel fantastic!” When asked how long she intends to stay on the program, Jan says, “Forever. I would never want to go back to the way I felt before. I’m a convert for life.” Local Personal Trainer Arman Eckelbarger Swears by NRC Arman Eckelbarger is a local personal trainer who helps people in Trinity, Odessa and New Port Richey reach their personal fitness goals. According to his website, www.pascocountyimpact.com, he is a NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) Certified IMPACT Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Corporate Wellness Consultant and Age Management Coach. It also explains his passion for studying the topic of Age Management. What it doesn’t tell you on his website, is that he’s a huge fan of National Rejuvenation Centers! Eckelbarger is quite informed on the topic of hormone replacement therapy, for as an athlete, he too, wanted to make sure that he was making an informed choice about his health. He says, “I’ve been going there

a little over two years, and I’d probably interviewed four or five doctors because I’ve done a lot of studying on this topic, and I wanted to Arman Eckelbarger make sure if says, “NRC is the wave I was going of the future.” to do something like this, I was going to speak to someone knowledgeable.” He adds, “I had a lot of questions, and a lot of physicians don’t know a whole lot about hormones. Dr. Kerr sat down with me for more than an hour just to answer my questions.” He even speaks to his clients about NRC and what their program can do for them. He says that NRC is affordable and consistent. Eckelbarger says, “NRC is the wave of the future.” As a personal trainer, he is very careful about what he puts into his body adding, “NRC’s program is ideal because the pharmacy compounds a therapy that is bio-identical to your body alone.” You don’t have to be an athlete to want to live your best life! Don’t give into the traps of aging when you have healthy, realistic, proven and affordable options. Call NRC today and change your life. National Rejuvenation Centers is located at 34254 US 19 N in Palm Harbor. Office hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri., from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Tues., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call (727) 785-5652 or visit www.nrcenters.com.

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Local Author Pens The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas Series By Julie Kanehl If you have young kids, you know how the bedtime routine can go. The goal is to have a squeaky clean, happy and cuddly youngster ready to sit in your lap for a story before eagerly and excitedly hopping into bed. I mean, we’re excited about the thought of sleeping, why aren’t they? Well, one day a local father of two was wondering the same thing when his son came in to see him dressed head to toe like a firefighter – hat and all, with a book in his hand, saying “I’m ready for bed!” That same father was just about to say, “You can’t wear that to bed,” when he paused and thought, “Why not?” In fact, it spurred an idea that became a book, and that book is well on its way to becoming a popular series of children’s books that puts children right into the story, for each book comes with a matching pair of pajamas! That father is Anthony Pesce, an inspiring young man and married father of two boys. Pesce’s positive attitude and hard work ethic have made him a success in other fields of work, from owning his own car detailing

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company, to doing marketing and PR for the ceiling repair company that he now owns. Pesce has more than enough to keep himself busy, but he thought that maybe a book that encouraged kids to read before bed, one that would encourage children to chase their dreams, and help with the going-to-bed-routine in the process was a good idea. He was right! Parents and kids agree! Anthony’s real passion is helping families to grow closer and spend quality time together before bed, while encouraging an early love of reading. He praises his wife, Liza, for always reading to their children every night, and believes that books, like his new series, are a great way for children to gain confidence in reading. Pesce says, “Our motto is ‘Dream big and anything can happen!’ Each book comes with a pair of pajamas that matches the ones in the book, and it makes the children feel like they’re part of the story! They get dressed up to go to bed! That’s the key to it. It lets their imagination run wild.” He adds, “It also gives kids insight into other people’s occupations.

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They know what their moms and dads do, but they don’t necessarily know what other people do.” The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas series begins with main character, Jacob, who is giving his mother a hard time about getting ready for bed. Well, this smart mom offers Jacob some Magical Pajamas that happen to look like a firefighter’s suit. Jacob, who dreams of becoming a firefighter some day, jumps into his pajamas, races into bed, and is off on an adventure to save the day! This beautifully written children’s book has become a bit of a local sensation, Local father and author Anthony Pesce with his with books and matching wife Liza and their sons who were the inspiration pajamas being sold nearby behind the book that makes bedtime fun for kids. at The Turtle’s Nest, which is in the Trinity Village was excited to see that children of all Center Plaza, as well as on their webages wanted to read it! Soon he was site. As Pesce began to share The Adordering pajamas in larger sizes! ventures of the Magical Pajamas, he

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“Originally, I was only ordering small pajamas, but I’ve had so many children of all ages request pajamas, that now I’m ordering sizes for children up to 10 years old,” Pesce said. Since his first book has come out, Pesce has experienced a lot of success around here, and word is getting out! He’s even been invited to share his story and his passion for young readers at local schools and churches. In fact people from all over are starting to catch on, Pesce just returned from New York City, where he had a popular booth at an Expo there. The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas was

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a huge hit in NYC! Pesce says, “I’ve written 13 books in the series, and I have three books going to press right now. It’s exciting! The next three to come out feature a zookeeper, a police officer and a chef.” What a great opportunity for children to put the electronics down and spend quality time, whether parents are doing the reading, or early readers are doing the reading themselves. If you’re looking for a great book that will inspire your children to read, while teaching them about helping others, you’re going to love The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas series! The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas is available to be ordered through their website at www.pajamaadventures.com, as well as from The Turtle’s Nest in the Trinity Village Center Plaza. More adventures are coming, so stay tuned to all the magic happening by liking their Facebook page! Anthony Pesce is available to share his book series with children of all ages, so if you’d like to have The Adventures of the Magical Pajamas visit your school or organization, contact Anthony Pesce at AnthonyPesce@yahoo.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,

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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.”

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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,

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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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“Cleaning Angels” Continued from page 1 angel. Just before passing, the lady referred to Donna as her cleaning angel. Years later, after falling and breaking her ankle, Donna hired her first employee. Now, bigger and better than ever, with 22 employees and 23 years later, Donna has built the number one cleaning service in Tampa Bay, which offers exceptional service and a superior outcome. The fully licensed, bonded and insured company provides you with a team of “cleaning angels” who are background checked, drugfree and covered by worker’s compensation. They also adhere to all OSHA rules. This is important for Donna’s employees’ protection, as well as her clients’ protection. “I have one customer who [previous to hiring Donna’s Cleaning Angels] had hired an individual who did not carry workman’s compensation,” explains Donna. “This person was not wearing non-slip shoes and ended up falling while cleaning the shower and hitting her head sustaining a serious injury. She sued the homeowner and won. My clients don’t have to worry about that because I carry the liability.”

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Donna’s Cleaning Angels work as a team, and they are always presentable and friendly, with matching uniforms and non-slip shoes. They bring everything they need to provide you with an exceptional cleaning. Donna explains, “My teams come in with a large canvas kit with all of their cleaning supplies, all of which are of the highest quality and kept in separate plastic bags. The cleaning teams are trained on what products to use. We never use bag-less vacuums because they are unsanitary. Our vacuums are commercial grade, and include a stair vacuum, an upright vacuum and a canister vacuum. The bags are changed often and they are checked and wiped down before every clean.” Donna continues, “I offer a very unique and personable cleaning service. My teams spend twice the time as other services for less money. There is a lot more to providing a good cleaning service than just the cleaning. It’s the care and professionalisms that comes from all of us, from management, to the scheduling, down to the teams who really care about doing a great job.” The cleaning teams check off a list, covering everything from baseboards to the ceiling fans to the stainless steel hood over the stove. A team leader is

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on every job. “The girls are happy when they work together,” says Donna. “It’s safer for them and they have good energy together.” Plus, the teammates hold each other accountable and checks behind each other to make sure nothDonna’s Cleaning Angels will make your home shine and ing is missed. free up your time for better things than cleaning! Comment cards, meetings with the staff, and that he loves coming home knowing client calls to make sure the job was that Donna’s Cleaning Angels have done correctly also help ensure customers are not only happy with the first made his home into his own little slice of heaven, and recommends Donna’s cleaning, but every cleaning with Cleaning Angels to everyone as a deDonna’s Cleaning Angels. tailed cleaning service. The angels clean the Florida “This is not a cleaning service homes of folks from as far away as that is done at four o’clock,” says Alaska and even Canada! Of course, it Donna. “My office manager Brandy – is the locals who first embraced Donna who by the way is outstanding - and I and her Cleaning Angels. Steve Fiske, are here from seven a.m. until eight or President of the North Pinellas Renine at night. I have been doing this gional Chamber of Commerce and for 23 years and I have plenty of referHonorary Mayor of Palm Harbor, says

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ences to provide people with, not only from customers but from many businesses in the area who know of me because I support other local businesses and restaurants.” At the end of the day when it’s time to unwind, relax and enjoy a great meal, Donna and her partner Steve frequently dine at local restaurants, including Central Park Restaurant in New Port Richey, where they love to sit and chat with the owner Chris Michael. “We’ve found that we have some of the same customers,” says Donna. “And we agree that we are fortunate to advertise in Neighborhood News & Lifestyles and we absolutely love the staff there.” Donna has had many articles in Neighborhood News & Lifestyles and says there are many times when people find out the name of her business and say, “Oh I hear good things about your service.” She says, “I have one new client who told me she’d been reading my stories for five years now. She said, ‘I knew that one day when I needed to hire a cleaning service, it would be you.’ Then she gave me a big hug and said that she felt like she’s known me for a long time.” Another client called Donna after she

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heard two ladies at a doctor’s office in Palm Harbor talking about what a great job Donna’s Cleaning Angels do. People like knowing Donna’s background and the work ethic she learned from her hardworking Italian and French Canadian family in the small town of Gorham, in the white mountains of New Hampshire where her family has owned an Italian restaurant for over 67 years. Donna explains, “The dedication and success in my cleaning business is due to the closeness of my wonderful family. I am proud and honored to say that I am following in the footsteps of my parents and grandparents. We know how to cook, clean and we give 100 percent to the business.” Reflecting, Donna says, “At the end of the day I thank God for my blessings – the great people who work for me, a great business, my health, my home, my loved ones and my family. God bless you all.” If you are ready for a heavenly clean, please call Donna’s Cleaning Angels at 813-475-5958 or at 727-942-8289; servicing Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties. Gift certificates are available.

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Cody’s Original Roadhouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary Cody’s Original Roadhouse, a local bay area company, has quietly grown from a single restaurant in 1994 to over 50 million dollars in annual system wide sales, with 14 locations and 2 new restaurants opening in 2014 – all in Florida! To celebrate their 20 years in Tampa Bay and West Central Florida, Cody’s will be holding special promotions and events commencing with a $250,000 FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY - on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, when “Your Next Dinner is Free!” On that day, guests can dine at their favorite Cody’s and receive a dinner certificate of equal value, good on their next visit! The 11-day celebration is filled with Daily Specials, Prizes and Giveaways all to thank Cody’s customers for their loyalty! This year, Cody’s Original Roadhouse is giving away $20,000 worth of prizes and gifts FREE T-Shirts and Dessert for the Kids on Monday, June 9th, FREE Bottle of Cody’s Vidalia Steak Sauce

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for Dad on Father’s Day weekend (Satuday and Sunday, June 14 & 15), FREE $30 Pack of Cody’s Bonus Cards (with purchase of $100 gift card) on Wednesday and Thursday, June 18 & 19 and 2 Dinners for $19.94 on Thursday, June 19th. Kids can Register to Win a Family 4 Pack of Fun Cards to Busch Gardens and Adventure Islands and the older crowd can Register to Win Cody’s Gift Cards! About Cody’s Original Roadhouse: The founder of Cody’s, was a longtime LOCAL restaurateur, who developed this well-known local steakhouse, back in 1994 in Tarpon Springs. Cody’s, quickly became known

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for servin’ “Just Plain Good Food®” at doorbuster prices and the success story goes on from there. Cody’s pioneered the Kids-EatFree concept to give local families a quality choice for family dining. Their Early Bird specials and Two-For-One Happy Hour added to the spectrum. Cody’s Signature Night is Wednesday where all their locations are jammed packed with guests coming in for the Free Fajitas! Buy One Fajita Dinner and Get One Free for only $11.98. Add the 2for-1 Happy Hour Drinks and two people can eat for under $20! Thursday night features: Steak Specials and on Sunday Cody’s opens early – serving their traditional

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Sunday dinners for only $8.99 and that includes FREE Dessert. The Cody’s experience is personal, fun and unpretentious. Concerned management and enthusiastic servers know “Just Plain Good Food”®, great prices and guest-oriented service keeps people coming back. Cody’s – “Where Quality & Value Come Together!”™ The Cody’s team, with a combined restaurant experience of over 100 years, has demonstrated that their team can take a Mom-and-Pop concept and adapt it without losing its integrity! Cody’s has expanded throughout the Tampa Bay area and now boasts 14 locations employing over 1,000 people in Florida. Their Wesley Chapel location is scheduled to open in June. Cody’s Original Roadhouse is located at 39870 US 19 N in Tarpon Springs. Please call 727937-1022 or visit online at www.codysoriginalroadhouse.com for additional information.

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Klean Slate Professional Cleaning Service How do you want to spend your time? Let us focus on the cleaning, so you can focus on whatever you choose! We are a Licensed, Insured & Bonded professional cleaning company serving Pasco, Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties. Weekly, biweekly & monthly rates available. Call for a free in home estimate today! Call today for our Spring Cleaning Special: $75 OFF ($25 OFF your first, third and fifth cleanings) - (866) 88-KLEAN (885-5326). Lilly Pad Pet Sitting. 20 years vet tech and pet sitting experience. Licensed and insured. Reasonable rates and extremely reliable, high quality service! I care for: horses, goats, dogs, cats, birds and exotics. The best care out there for all of your pets! Contact Jackie at: (727)255-9432 Frank's Handyman Service. No job too small. FREE Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call 813-625-2765. Insured. Deborah's Bookkeeping Service. No Job Too Small! 20+ years experience. Reasonable rates. Call or email for your day or evening appointment to discuss your bookkeeping needs. 727-376-2340 or deb.toro.59@gmail.com Dorothy Cleaning Services. Houses, Apartments, Offices, Vacancies, Move In/Out, Free Estimates. Call us today! 727-372-5431 AFFORDABLE POWER WINDOW REPAIR - BILLY FIX-IT SERVICES (MOBILE SERVICE) “WE COME TO YOU”. Specializing in •Power Window Repair •Power Door Locks •Door Handle Replacement •Side View Mirrors •Door Glass Replacement. Over 8 years in Pinellas County now serving Pasco County. Mention this ad to receive $10. off a new window motor and/or regulator replacement. CALL BILLY FIX-IT SERVICES 727-793-4624 OR VISIT www.powerwindowguy.com FOR A FREE QUOTE! CNA Offering Non Medical and Medical Care. Designed to fit individuals needs. Includes flexible hours and over nights. Housekeeping, errands, doctors visits, transportation, meal prep, special dietary needs, and medication supervision. To customize a plan for you or your loved one , call Barb Wilken at 727-277-8562 or email barbwilkencna@gmail.com. References and level 1 and level 2 back ground checks available upon request. CAKES FOR FUN-Reasonably priced Decorated Cakes for all occasions, made especially for you. From small parties to corporate events. Also available, Cupcake Towers and Cookie Trays. Over 25 dog breed cookie cutters! Minimum 2 week notice, more for larger events including weddings. Visit our site: http://xanadu05.wix.com/cakes-forfun or call (727) 375-5446. A NEW LOOK Pressure Washing-2 car driveway $55 (includes all front sidewalks).

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Add $10ea. for 3 car and corner lots. Most Pool Decks & Cage $125. Fascia, soffits, gutters $100-$125 or whole home exterior most $150-$200. Fences $1per foot. Landscape cleanup and odd jobs too. www.anewlookpw.com. Call Randy 727271-2920 HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES: 14 Yrs. Experience, Honest, Reliable, Reasonable Rates, Trinity References. Call Rhonda: (727) 326-5447 Mary's Cleaning Service - Licensed, Insured & Bonded professional serving Pasco, Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties. No home too large or small. We supply all the necessary cleaning products that will leave your home looking & smelling wonderful! We are a pet friendly company & treat your pets & home as if they were our own. Weekly, biweekly & monthly rates available. Call for a free in home estimate today & get all of your housecleaning needs fulfilled. Call Mary (727) 389-0347 Pet sitting (dogs, cats & birds) & walking. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Honest, Reliable & DEPENDABLE! We have AFFORDABLE rates and references available upon request. Contact Brenda at (727) 947-2729 Tile and Hardwood Installation. Experienced and competitive. Over 20 years experience in tile, natural stone, laminate and hardwood flooring. Can provide referenced upon request. No job too big or too small. We aim to please! Don’t waste your money or your time on your next flooring project. Call Gilberto, 813-401-4593 or Ethan 813493-7426. "A" Behaving Pets. A creative solution for your pet's behavior issues. Not just dog training…works great for Dogs, Cats, Birds and other small animals. Stress management for rescue pets. 12 years in Pet Care Business! Also offering Pet Sitting in Trinity, East Lake and NPR. Conyact Marina at: 813-4165301 or abehavingpets@gmail.com. Thank you for your Business! George’s Painting. Interior/Exterior. All Work Performed by Owner. No Spraying. All Done by Hand! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Dependable. Affordable. 32 Years Experience. FREE Estimates! Call George’s Painting Today! 727-645-8215. LAWN CARE - GREEN WITH ENVY. Fertilization Lawn, Shrub and Pest Control Specialist. Hire Green with Envy and hire your neighbor. We have over 22 years in the business. We would love to earn your business! Full Service Chemical Company, Liquid & Granular Fertilization, Weed Control and Insect Control. Call Green with Envy for a free estimate and ask us about a Trinity neighbor discount. We are licensed and insured. (727) 772-4177. J&J ALUMINUM & RESCREENING INC. New Pool enclosures, patios, lanais, etc. Rescreening your existing areas. Great prices!

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Excellent work! SCC#131157465. DON'T DELAY CALL J&J TODAY! (727)9922923 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!

EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION Tutoring for elementary students by (retired) teacher with 35 years experience. Will personalize practice in reading, writing or math. References available. Watch your child gain more self-confidence as skills improve! Call Dianne @ 376-3700. Writer and English Tutor - Do you need a keen eye to review, edit or rewrite important paperwork (cover letters, résumés, government forms, or other academic or professional materials)? If you struggle to organize your thoughts while writing, or need assistance speaking or writing English, contact a credentialed teacher and published writer for an affordable, per page rate. 727-264-7776. National Board Certified teacher with 20+ years experience, will tutor your child in math, reading and writing (grades K-5). Personalized reading and writing instruction (grades K-12). H.S. SAT/ACT Lang. Prep. Help your child achieve success and confidence with one on one support and assistance. References available upon request. Call Suzann @ 727 992-4574

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Backstreet Salon is looking for a few dedicated, trustworthy, and passionate independent stylists to call our salon home. Our weekly rental includes a clean work atmosphere with a washer and dryer, with use of our towels, a coffee and tea station, water dispenser, free Wi-Fi, all new equipment, separate waxing room with supplies included and great parking. We are looking for NO drama, mature, responsible, and a neat stylist who has pride and passion for their self, their clientele, and also keeps themselves updated with the newest styles and products. If you are interested please call for an interview today. All calls will be confidential. Please leave a message if we are not available to answer. 727807-3370

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

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Trinity Fitness Center and Weight Loss Clinic LOOKING to fill positions in Sales!! Rodan + Fields Skin Care Line needs business reps who are passionate about helping others with skin care treatment products and earning commission based pay! ALSO, looking for a eager self starter as a weight loss coach!! Commission based pay for both positions and must love to network and be social! WILL TRAIN the right person. SEND resume or any info in regards to these jobs to mdcompletefitness@gmail.com or Call 727-4631250.

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CONDO FOR RENT - 55 + Community. 4436 Pelorus Dr. New Port Richey, FL 34652. FREE credit check/cable/trash. UNFURNISED. 2 bed/2 bath/2 patio. Lower unit central air/ heat. Living, kitchen, dining, inside laundry, key storage, Dishwasher, pool/jacuzzi, carport, many amenities. Near shopping/churches/restaurants. Annual Rental Lease Required. $799 per month . Contact: 727- 807 - 9907

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Trinity Area Neighborhood News

Trinity - Vol. 10, Issue 5, May 2014  

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

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