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CARROLLWOOD AREA

Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 2014

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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Dr. DeWeese Family & Cosmetic Dentistry By Alexis Selby You can tell a lot about someone by the quality of their smile, and nothing is more eye-catching than a genuine, beautiful smile that is boasting with confidence. With the help of Dr. Elizabeth DeWeese, DMD and her caring staff, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of, while receiving quality treatment by friendly, experienced individuals who genuinely care about your well-being. Since opening her practice over 7 years ago, Dr. DeWeese has been changing the Carrollwood area and giving brightness and beauty to the neigh-

borhood. A graduate of Gaither High School, Dr. DeWeese was born and raised in Carrollwood. She has a great sense of community pride and enjoys helping people throughout Tampa Bay take control of their dental health. Dr. DeWeese found her passion See “Deweese” on page 28.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: HCSO Fishing Tourney........................................3 Community Calendar/News Briefs...................4-5 The Magic Emporium.......................................8-9 Westchase Colonics.......................................12-13 Whole Foods Carrollwood..................................14 Pet Health................................................................19 Wild Birds Unlimited of Tampa....................20-21

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By Alexis Selby What if I told you that you could enjoy a nice juicy burger, yummy, crispy fries and a creamy homemade milkshake minus the guilt and with 40-60% less fat? Well, you can get all this and more at EVOS, a favorite local restaurant where family and friends come to enjoy great tasting all American favorites made with healthier ingredients cooked without the excess fat; a place where you can feel great about yourself and the world around you. The friendly owners and staff at EVOS® Carrollwood would like to take this opportunity to open up their doors and welcome you inside to try the EVOS difference. If you haven’t been here before, you have to See “EVOS” on page 22.

Painting with a Twist is Coming to Carrollwood! By Julie Kanehl Painting with a Twist puts a whole new take on fun, and whether you’ve never actually held a paint brush or you’re an accomplished artist, you will fall in love with Painting with a Twist’s easy-going and fun-loving approach to painting. Perfect for parties, girls’ nights, or for an extra special date night, the new location is going to be at 12926 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, and promises to excite, inspire and make an artist out of everyone! Owners Michelle Beres and

Sharon Reis are also the owners of the Painting with a Twist in Trinity, and its success over the last two and a half years has been so much fun that they See “PWAT” on page 26.


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Hillsborough County Sheriff’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, 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

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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. 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!

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.

Publisher Matt Selby Advertising Sales Jared Nager (Manager) Linda Viega Mike Bird Accounting Manager Alexis Selby Marketing & Development Ashley Knoblach Art Director Tony Sica Graphic Artists Dat X. Do

Editor Alexis Selby Correspondents Erin Aldrich Julie Kanehl Marcy Sanford Pamela Sica Katie Thomas Kim Thomas Dara Tucker Deborah Bostock-Kelley

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Community Calendar Fun, Exciting Summer Camps at Tampa Jiu-Jitsu! If you are looking for an excellent summer camp program for your child that will benefit them both mentally and physically Tampa Jiu-Jitsu has the perfect camp. Offering both physical and mental benefits, Jiu-Jitsu is not only great exercise for the whole family, but helps students to develop important lifelong values and instills a sense of confidence and camaraderie. Owner Ryan Deichert says, “My goal

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is to provide safe, realistic self defense using teaching methods that are proven to work against opponents that are bigger, faster and stronger and to create an atmosphere that is friendly and empowers people!” Tampa Jiu-Jitsu’s summer camp program is perfect for children of all ages and will include basic Jiu-Jitsu instruction, and a whole lot of fun! It will even incorporate some yoga as well. The program will start in June, so call today to register your child –

you will be glad you did! Tampa Jiu-Jitsu is located at 11732 North Dale Mabry in Tampa in the Main Street Shopping Plaza near Michael’s Grill and the new Villagio Theaters. For more information on their summer camp program please call the studio at (813) 951-4865, visit their website at www.TampaJiuJitsu.com or visit their Facebook page.

Sponsorships and additional donations are welcome! Entry is $50 per person (in a private boat). Rick’s on the River is located at 2305 N Willow Ave in Tampa. For more information and registration information please visit www.FloridaInshoreAngler.com or contact Jennifer Underwood at (813) 516-1759, (813) 957-2073 or by email at jen5367@aol.com.

Battle For Bella Fishing Tournament on June 21

Lake Magdalene MS Support Group Fundraising Event

Enjoy a relaxing, beautiful day on the water as you fish for the big catch, all while benefitting a great cause, at the Battle For Bella Fishing Tournament, which will be held at Rick’s on The River on June 21. This 5th annual inshore fishing tournament will provide fun for the whole family! Proceeds from the tournament will benefit a beautiful little girl named Isabella and her fight against cancer. The Captain’s Meeting will be held Thursday, June 19th, at Rick’s on the River, located at 2305 N Willow Ave in Tampa. Registration will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. All teams are expected to attend the Captain’s Meeting, and sign in at the designated time and location.

Come one, come all, but come hungry and support the Lake Magdalene MS Support Group fund raising affair. It is happening all day, June 3rd at BurgerMonger, 10412 N Dale Mabry (just north of Busch Blvd, next to MacDonald’s). Just mention “MS” when you order hand the organization will receive credit – BurgerMonger has been, and continues to be, a great support. Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease which can effect one’s vision, brain, or spinal cord and the contiguous nerves. We all experience different symptoms and there is no known cure. The MS Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at 3402 Hollyhock Way in Tampa, in an effort to provide sup-

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port, assurance, education and welfare for our members. They are non-profit but have the outreach support of several organizational professionals. For more information on the event and/or support group please contact Rita Schallenberger at (813) 961-5510.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Monthly Meetings The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve-step program, they offer thsir help by sharing their experience, strength and hope. For more information please visit www.Naranonfl.org.

For meetings outside Florida visit www.nar-anon.org. For the Help Line please call 1-888-947-8885. The following is a list of monthly meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Hope Church, 5107 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz. ***** Narateen***** same location, day and time. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Pkwy. (Immaculata Hall - Rm. E Back Entrance) Saturdays 10:00 a.m., United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar, FL 34677. See “Calendar” on page 6.

Community News Briefs Tampa Conservative Synagogue Mekor Shalom Celebrates Move To New Space Nearly 100 people of all ages filled Mekor Shalom for an event to celebrate new space for Mekor Shalom in Carrollwood. The “Hanukkat Habayit,” Hebrew for dedication of sacred space, was attended by members of the

Tampa Conservative synagogue as well as members of the local community. “It is incredible to think that only about eight months ago we began our congregational path toward a shul premised on two things: connection with one another; and welcoming and

valuing each person for who he or she is, rather than how much they pay in dues,” synagogue Board of Trustees president Chris Shulman said. “These values are felt at every Shabbat service or Holiday Observance, through the warm words and inclusive practices of our Founding Spiritual Leader, Hazzan Jodi Sered-Lever, through the onegs and Kiddush luncheons thoughtfully prepared and provided by congregants, through the warmth of friends gathered together to worship, and through the kind laughter we hear when the kids attend religious school. “These values are also expressed in our adoption of a Voluntary Financial Commitment – the first shul to do so in Tampa Bay – where each person or family gives as they believe they are able to afford.” At the event, Shulman introduced Hillsborough County District 2 Commissioner Victor Crist, who offered inspirational remarks and embraced Tampa’s newest Conservative Jewish congregation as part of the vibrant, growing area. Sered-Lever led a brief but meaningful service characteristic of the warm and inviting environment that has already drawn over 70 households to the shul in under a year. Board Vice President Susan Mar-

low offered the blessing and fulfilled the mitzvah of affixing the mezuzah to the entrance of the sanctuary. Afterward, congregants and guests enjoyed a delicious meal in the atrium while socializing. “This type of environment is exactly why we joined. This is a place where people give what they can. People are here because they want to be; the sense of community is palpable,” said Mekor Shalom member Dr. Amanda Smith, who attended with her husband and two daughters. Shulman added, “This congregation has answered the call. Through financial contributions and in-kind donations of religious items, office equipment and supplies, beautiful works of art, and, most of all, congregants’ time and services, Mekor Shalom is thriving.” For more information about Tampa’s Conservative synagogue Mekor Shalom, please visit www.mekorshalom.org or call 813963-1818.

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for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambience. The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. Tickets for Jazz

Continued from page 5 Wednesdays 8:00 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd., New Port Richey. Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Turning Point, Mary Martha Bldg., 6227 Sheldon Rd., Tampa. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Christ the King Church, 821 So. Dale Mabry (Two Story Bldg. across parking lot, Rm 203). Tuesdays 6:45 p.m. at All Saints Church, 1700 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688.

Tarpon Springs High School Student to Perform with Jazz With Jim at Carrollwood Cultural Center on June 20 Jazz with Jim, a monthly jazz program at the Carrollwood Cultural Center featuring musician Jim Burge and the Jazz Directions, will welcome Tarpon Springs High School student Cole Hazlitt as a special guest musician for their concert on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Graduating this year from Tarpon Springs High School, Hazlitt will attend the Manhattan School of Music

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with Jim are $12-$18. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, online at CarrollwoodCenter.org, or by calling (813) 269-1310 or (813) 922-8167. Group tickets are available. A cash bar will be available during the event.

Tarpon Springs High School Senior Cole Hazlitt in the fall. Hazlitt, who was also accepted to FSU and Berklee, will join Burge and the Jazz Directions one last time on the vibraphone before heading off to college. His first appeared with the Jazz Directions in 2011. Jazz with Jim is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited

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Magic Is Alive and Well at The Magic Emporium – Carrollwood’s “Best Kept Secret” By Deborah Bostock-Kelley As you open the glass and brown metal door, all the cynicism of adulthood is wiped away; you have just returned to the wonderment of childhood. For this generation of children, it’s like Harry Potter discovering Diagon Alley in the middle of a quaint Muggle neighborhood. In the far right corner of an unassuming shopping complex is a secret world filled with vintage card tricks and modern-day illusions. The shelves are lined with guides, memorabilia and novelty items. This is no ordinary shop, but a special meeting place where amateurs and professionals, young and young at heart, can purchase tricks and props and meet monthly to socialize and discuss magic. Since opening its brick and mortar location at 4429 Gunn Highway, The Magic Emporium has become a Mecca for magicians locally, throughout the United States and around the world.

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“I’ve been in the business about 10 years,” says founder Gary Barker. “We opened the shop in November 2009. Before that we were exclusively online and at magic conventions.” At the age of 8, Barker had his first introduction to magic when magician and ventriloquist Mark Wade performed at his elementary school. “I bugged my parents to take me to the library to get a book on magic and have never looked back,” he explains. Barker performs at corporate events, private parties and churches, and does a lot of charity work. He opened The Magic Emporium to give the public much more than a retail shop, but the full magic experience from a bygone era. “I have a passion for magic, but I have a passion for the experience that you get from a brick and mortar that you cannot get online,” says Gary. “I love the Internet and technology, but there is something intrinsically beautiful about doing magic and learning face-to-face. You can only get that ex-

perience in a real shop.” From beginners in preschool, elementary and high school to unconventional tattooed twentysomething’s to senior citizens honing a lifetime craft, in his shop Gary has seen the style evolution of magic, from illusionist David Copperfield to street shock magicians like Criss Angel and David Blaine. Gary says, “I personally believe what’s good for magic is good for all of us. From the different styles of performing, huge illusions to shock magic, there is a place for all of that. Magic – for most of us in the arts – is kind of a culmination of all art forms – theatre, drama and pantomime, music. It a culmination of all performing arts melting together as one.” Gary believes that even today’s youth, with technology at their fingertips, still appreciate a good magic performance. And longtime magicians Rudy Hernandez and Dick Johnson “The Old Pro”, who were meeting at the Magic Emporium for the monthly

Founder Gary Barker Tampa Magic Club, Warren Hamilton International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) Ring 175, agree with Gary. “I’ve been a magician all of my life,” says Johnson, who regularly performs at holiday shows, especially during Halloween. “I think if the kids sit

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This is no ordinary shop, but a special meeting place where amateurs and professionals, young and young at heart, can purchase tricks and props and meet monthly to socialize and discuss magic. down and pay attention, they are not too jaded to appreciate magic. Live entertainment is still a good thing. I enjoy what I call apparatus magic – with the birds and a rabbit; I used to have a girl doing illusions with me.” Hernandez, who has been performing for 40 years, explains, “The kids today are learning magic on YouTube and away from other magicians. When I was learning, the only way you could learn was from other magicians and going to a group like this and actually having social contact. Magic is secondary to the entertainment. Magic is a tool and entertainment is the show. It’s good to have the social interaction.”

“The Masters of Magic” Beginning 7 p.m. on June 1 and repeating each Sunday through August 31, the Magic Emporium will present “The Masters of Magic.” For just $10, families can enjoy an evening of magic and other varieties of entertainment. “We will have quality, professional magicians coming in, with different magicians each week to perform for this family-friendly event; hopefully it will spark some interest in the art of magic,” says Gary.

Kid’s Club

hosts a Kids Club called the Society of Young Magicians the second Saturday of each month, with its youngest regular magician with the stage-name “The Amazing John John (Humphries) having started at just 4 years old. Gary says, “At first I was bit skeptical about how engaged someone that young could become, but surprisingly over the last year he has grown, honed his skills and done a really fabulous job at learning both the tricks and how to present them well. It’s exciting to see kids especially that young really get something out of this experience.”

The Magic Emporium also

AbraCAMPdabra Summer Camp In addition to a monthly club, young budding magicians, ages 7 to seventeen, can practice their skills in The Magic Emporium’s summer camp, AbraCAMPdabra on June 2327, July 21-25 and August 11-15. “It’s a focused, concentrated camp centered on magic,” says Gary. “We teach them a wide range of magic, performance techniques and showmanship and we also have a special day that we teach them balloon sculpting. The camp culminates with an evening show where the children perform the magic they learned for

family and friends.” For $150 per week, campers receive a camp tee shirt, certificate of completion and a magic/balloon kit. In his five years at his Gunn Highway location, Gary has also discovered the magic is being utilized by non-magicians in unique and innovative ways. He says, “We get a lot of educators who come in and ask for magic they can use to engage their students and use as teaching tools. We have several math and science teachers who come in frequently to get magic tricks like optical illusions that they can use to reinforce what they are teaching in their classrooms.” Several magic and balloon groups, like I.B.M., Gulfcoast chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, and the Balloon Jam, comprised of full-time and part-time entertainers, hobbyists, and new people simply interested in learning more about the craft, call the Magic Emporium home for their monthly meetings and lectures. “We live in a crazy world and the stresses of life are sometimes heavy,” concludes Gary. “Magic can take you back to that moment of wonder and belief that you had when you were a child when you had hopes and dreams and really believed they could come true. I love that about magic. If I could communicate one thing to Carrollwood it would be that we are the best-kept secret in Tampa Bay! We love magic and our community and we’d love to share that moment of wonder.” The Magic Emporium is located at 4429 Gunn Highway in Tampa. They are open Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on magic classes, lectures, shows, meetings, and camps, please call (813) 265 -9263, visit www.TheMagicEmporium.net or Facebook.com/MagicEmporium.

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Natural Digestive Health at Westchase Colonics “The Truth About Colon Hydrotherapy” By Katie Thomas Westchase Colonics, recently moving to its new location at 12513 Bassbrook Ln in Tampa, works towards informing the Tampa Bay Area about the importance in cleansing, detoxifying and working towards achieving natural digestive health. Owner Missy Belmonte, licensed colon therapist (CT), has a passion for helping people along their journey in reaching a healthier, more natural state of health through a system that rids the colon of toxic buildup. Westchase Colonics offers the guidance, knowledge and take-charge action necessary in reaching transformative and lifechanging health benefits. Missy’s passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and her full belief in the benefits from cleansing through colon hydrotherapy, stems from her own personal life experiences. When Missy was in her midtwenties she began feeling tired, achy, worn-down and foggy. After missing out on work from debilitating symptoms, Missy pursued a mission to find

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the reason behind her illness. She found that she had developed Systemic Yeast Overgrowth called Candida, due to excess amounts of sugar and yeast and/or overuse of antibiotics, and according to www.candidaclinic.org, “Systemic Candida overgrowth has become a virtual epidemic, affecting millions of people.” Once Missy realized that she needed to take charge of her body, she did just that; a change from her normal diet to a healthier, more wholesome regimen reduced Missy’s Systemic Candida symptoms by 80% within 8 weeks. Missy says, “Growing up in California, I was always aware of natural health and lifestyles, but it wasn’t until I became very sick and healed many of my personal ailments that I decided to go back to school. When I was able to heal myself I knew that I really wanted to teach others.” At 27, Missy signed up to attend Nutrition School in Napa Valley and soon after, moved to Florida where while working at Whole Foods in the Nutrition Department, Missy met her

role model, Brenda Watson, the proprietor of cleansing products called ReNew Life. “I found that many people were in search of colon cleanses to rid themselves of toxins and heavy metal buildup,” says Missy. “From GMOs to the overWestchase Colonics is professional and serene use of antibiotics, to very little nutrients in our soil, we are pursue becoming a colon hydrotherabeing assaulted daily with chemicals in pist to help people feel better in the everything. In fact, according to a resame way I did,” shares Missy. “The port by WHO, The World Health Ortruth is our bodies are not designed to ganization, ‘1/4 of Global disease is endure the daily intrusion of chemicals caused by environmental toxins.’ Once ingested, from our food to the water I realized this I began searching for my we drink and bathe in…colonic therown colon hydrotherapist to further apy helps rid the body of those excess detox my body.” Missy says that after chemicals and toxins.” only six colonic treatments she was The state of Florida requires all shocked at how amazing she felt. Colon Therapists to first be licensed in “I knew then that I wanted to Massage Therapy before ever enrolling

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Colonics. Her gracious welcome and expansive knowledge will immediately ease any apprehensions you may have about your visit. Upon your arrival, Missy will have you fill out a patient intake form, which will help her underWestchase Colonics has a bright, cheery office, allowing stand your medical and health history, patients to relax in a comfortable stress-free setting. as well as your current lifestyle in in school. Missy says, “I have so much order to help you receive full benefits respect for CTs and MTs in the state of from your colonic cleanse. When you Florida. The program they attend is rig- are finished with your form, Missy will orous and comparable to pre-med A & guide you into her office to have a oneP classes, which allows the student to on-one half-hour (or longer) session really understand how the body works.” that will break down the steps to your treatment, answer any questions you Everyone Benefits from may have and discuss the importance of Westchase Colonics: ridding your body of toxic buildup. Westchase Colonics is composed of At Westchase Colonics, you are an aesthetically pleasing, relaxing, spaset in a completely relaxing atmoslike atmosphere. You are always greeted phere; Missy truly wants all clients to by Missy and will always receive individ- feel at-ease during visits. Once you finual attention from her. Missy’s profesish speaking with Missy, she will lead sionalism and attention to client needs you into the sauna room where an inis stellar; she will always be the only frared thermal system awaits. Missy therapist you deal with at Westchase treated me to a 45-minute infrared

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sauna session and the experience was wonderful. My body was relaxed and my mind found peace; you will love the sauna treatment, which allows you to have complete “me” time. What makes the infrared thermal system unique? Infrared radiant energy releases out of panels within the steamfree sauna and penetrate the body’s tissues up to two inches deep; you are literally heated up from the inside. The energy output from the sauna is tuned to correspond with our body’s natural radiant energy and induces 2-3 times more sweat output than a traditional sauna. Missy compares her infrared system to a “medical sweat,” clearing toxins out of the body through the release of a heavy sweat session. The sauna will completely relax you and is a great purification tool before your colonic session. After my sauna treatment, my skin glowed for days; the sauna is an excellent purifier and increases blood circulation – what a wonderful gift! During your sauna treatment you will be in a clean towel, receive water with electrolytes and once you have completely relaxed and sweat out toxins, you will wrap yourself in a new clean, fresh towel and head to the colonic room for further cleansing treatment. Missy says, “We all need to cleanse and be aware of importance of elimination. Here at Westchase Colonics it feels like coming to an Internal Body Cleansing Spa versus a clinic. I want my guests to feel great when they leave here…refreshed, energetic, yet relaxed and definitely lighter!” The colon hydrotherapy session lasts about 45 minutes and the final 10 to 15 minutes is spent in the bathroom to eliminate any excess water as you replenish your system with a delicious dairy-free, electrolyte and probiotic infused beverage. “Seeing someone transform from feeling ill, lethargic and depressed to complete vigor, lightness and vitality is very rewarding,” says Missy. “I understand what it feels like before and after a healthy detox – helping people reach this healthier, lighter feeling is the reason I love, love, love what I do!” The machine used for your closed system colonic treatment is a class two medical device that utilizes gentle pressurized water to clear out the colon from toxins and buildup. The pressurized water works to exercise the colon muscles, which also may unravel any twisting

of the colon that may be present and ultimately help to retrain the bowel. All fecal matter within the bowel is toxic. Other problems occur when the excess matter seeps through the colon wall and into other areas of the body. Colon hydrotherapy clears out that excess toxic waste and gives overall improvement to bowel muscles. Three sessions within a 10-day time frame are usually needed to clear the bowel completely. Some may require more sessions, due to many years of medication use and overall poor health that contributes to years of constipation. Missy covers every detail of the program. She even helps you plan a colon-clogging-free diet. Missy says, I am going to be 45 this summer and I feel much healthier and energetic than in my 20s, since I’ve been aware of the importance of healthy cleansing over the last 15 years.” Missy detoxes about twice a year using the same colonic hydrotherapy treatment and protocol her patients receive. If you are looking to improve your overall wellbeing, health and energy, you will be greatly satisfied with the upscale purifying program at Westchase Colonics. Janet from the Westchase area says, “I was nervous at the thought of having a colonic but Missy was so helpful and reassuring. I’m so thankful I can go to a place where I really feel right at home.” Missy’s dedication to helping people take charge of their health is inspirational. She holds seminars at her office consistently in order to teach people how to better their lives through natural digestive health and detox, and she lectures throughout the Tampa Bay Area from health stores to chiropractic offices to networking events. Clients are constantly learning while visiting Westchase Colonics through literature and discussion, which offers unbeatable prices for the treatment and learning experience you receive. The professionalism, the beautiful Far Infrared Cedar Full Body Sauna treatment and colonic therapy will have you feeling youthful, clean, light on your feet and holistically happy. Westchase Colonics is located at 12513 Bassbrook Ln in Tampa. Please call (813) 749-0858 to speak with Missy and visit www.WestchaseColonics.com for more information on services and a list of FAQ. Missy Belmonte is a Florida licensed Colon Therapist (MA53002).

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Deciphering The Code: How To Read Nutrition Labels Let’s be honest, we have all stared at nutrition labels blankly trying to understand what in the world is really going on. It can be confusing and frustrating, but there are some easy ways to develop a better understanding. The following tips will help you crack the code of nutrition labels so that you can make educated, health driven choices while grocery shopping! 1. Ignore the front of the package. Products use phrases like “Heart healthy!” “Fat free!” and “Low sodium!” on the front of the label entice you to purchase them, but often these claims prove to be less than accurate when you look at the nutritional information. If you take nothing else away from this article, remember this number one tip! 2. Start with the serving size. All packaged food labels are required to show the serving size of an item. It may be in grams, ounces, cups, etc, but it has to be there, and the servings sizes of the package will also vary. If you look on a box of whole grain cereal versus one of its more sugary

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counterparts, you will often find they use different servings sizes. 3. Understanding “calories from fat.” For many of us we gloss over the “calories from fat” section of the label, but it’s hugely important. For instance, a jar of coconut oil shows it has about 120 calories per tablespoon. It also states there are 120 calories from fat per serving. What does that mean? It means oil is 100% fat. On the other hand, a piece of bread that has 80 calories per slice and 5 calories from fat makes it 16% fat. Understanding this difference will go a long way in your journey of choosing healthy foods! 4. Look at the “total fat.” Additionally, making sure your foods are low in saturated fat (no more than 7% of your intake) and trans-fat free is important. According to the USDA, average men and women should get no more than 20-30% of their calories from fat, so keep this number in check to encourage overall, lasting health. Hidden Fat Alert! Be sure to review “fat free” items too. Companies can label a product “fat free” if it con-

tains less than .5g fat per serving. So in some products, such as cooking sprays, you will see that the serving size is so small that it can carry the “fat free” label, when it is really 100% fat, just like liquid oils. 5. Check the sodium. The USDA recommends that the public take in less than 2,400mg of sodium per day, and in some cases even less than 1,500mg. Currently the average American is taking in over 4,000mg, which is associated with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues. By choosing foods with a 1 calorie to 1 milligram sodium ratio or less, you can be sure to stay below these recommended numbers. 6. Read the ingredients. As a general rule you probably shouldn’t eat something with ingredients you can’t pronounce. Keeping foods in their whole, unprocessed form is a great way to make sure you’re sticking with a healthy plan. Be sure to take these tips with you the next time you’re grocery shopping to check your favorite “health” foods and see: Do they re-

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ally fit the health bill when push comes to shove? Check http://wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes for great recipes to help encourage your healthy lifestyle! Nicole Sampson is the Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market Carrollwood. She is a great resource for free, easy tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. Keep an eye out for her free classes and store tours at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/carrollwood or email her at nicole.sampson@wholefoods.com to set up a healthy eating education event for your school or workplace!

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Brain Balance Presents: The Dynamics of the Brain: How to Improve Poor Grades and Low Self-Esteem without Medication on Tuesday, June 10. By Alexis Selby Brain Balance Tampa would like to invite you and a guest to attend their Special Parent Event, a monthly event that features unique topics expertly designed to help families regain control of their lives and get their children back on track to success. The topic for June will be: The Dynamics of the Brain: How to Improve Poor Grades and Low Self-Esteem without Medication. The June event will be held on Tuesday June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at their learning center, located at 4022 Tampa Road, Suite 6 in Oldsmar. Space is limited so call (813) 749-0872 today to reserve your spot. This event is a great introduction into understanding what is going on in the brain of a child who has Learning Difficulties or Behavior Problems. There will be a presentation of current

research, that continues to evolve, and some basic principles that can be applied in the home or school setting. Establishing some foundational principles in your home can improve overall brain function. The presentation will provide strategies to improve gross motor, fine motor, and nutrition – all of which can improve overall functioning of your child's brain. Participants will learn more about brain development and how it impacts your child’s performance academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. You will take home strategies and ideas on how to improve overall brain function. Parents will leave encouraged and filled with hope!

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learning & behavioral disorders such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, & other Learning Disabilities. Their mission is to make their unique program available to as many children as possible so that each child may reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. The Brain Balance Program® brings hope to families of children who suffer with behavioral, academic, and social challenges and their specialized achievement center offers a drug-free, whole-child approach to address the underlying issues in many of the behavioral, developmental, and learning disorders that plague so many children today. As parents, we all want the very best for our children; for them to have the necessary skills and the ability to lead a successful and independent life; to make the right decisions and chart their own path for the future. So what do you do when you realize that there is something amiss – that your child isn’t progressing at the same rate, in some area or another, as other children

their age, and is having difficulty with things that come so naturally to others? It can be quite devastating, for both the parent and the child, and many feel helpless, thinking they have nowhere to turn. But, just know, that there is hope, and, Brain Balance is here to help. So, sign up for their next free parent event and find out more about the groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for children with neurological disorders, such as ADD/ ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Autism/Asperger’s. Brain Balance of Oldsmar is located at 4022 Tampa Road, Suite 6 in Oldsmar. For more information please call (813) 749-0872, email Tampa@BrainBalanceCenters.com or visit BrainBalanceTampa.com.

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Pet Health When we think of health for ourselves we list eating right, exercise, weight control, mental stimulation and regular early detection or well care visits with our physician. It really isn’t different creating a plan to keep your pet healthy. For your pet it is important to feed the correct type and amount of food and avoid inappropriate or excessive treats. Appropriate preventative care, vaccinations and medications should be tailored to your pet’s needs. Pets should have an exercise plan that works for their age and breed and your time constraints. Planning regular visits with your veterinarian can help you make the best health plan to extend the life of your pet. Choosing a pet food can be more difficult than you think. There are thousands of commercial pet foods available. Visit our website, plantationpetvet.com, to read about choosing an appropriate pet food. It is important to read ingredient labels, consult with your veterinarian and stick with one food. Animals do best with consistency. The vast majority of pets I see with diarrhea have experienced a recent diet change. Even a planned

change in diet should occur very gradually over a course of 7days to avoid gastrointestinal upset. Taking your pet to the veterinarian for an “annual” visit can be a daunting task. Owners worry about transporting their pet, what will be recommended and what it will cost. Veterinary sevices should be based on your pets breed, age and lifestyle. Vaccinations especially should be based on your pet’s daily life. Your pets “personal” information should also be used to determine the type of heartworm and flea prevention that is dispensed. Many pets in this area of Florida will need a product that includes tick prevention. Vaccines, especially a complete series for your kitten and puppy, and monthly heartworm, flea and tick prevention medication are the cornerstone of a healthy pet. Most owners do not realize that their dog and cat’s monthly heartworm prevention also protects them from intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms and whipworms can cause diarrhea, weight loss and other less obvious signs of illness. Some of these intestinal parasites are “zoonotic” or contagious to humans, especially to very old, very young and immunosup-

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pressed individuals. After a comprehensive physical exam, early detection blood work, urinalysis and possibly a dental cleaning will be suggested. We have found these tests and procedures can help us prevent or slow the progression of issues like heart, kidney and liver disease. When detected and treated early, these conditions respond the most favorably to treatment. A healthy pet needs exercise, just like in humans. The most difficult part of exercise, for most people, is making the time to incorporate it into our pet’s daily routine. It helps our dogs and cats with obesity prevention, joint health and mental health. You will find that most dogs love exercise and behave better when they can get out of the house and interact with others. Cats can be given food or treat puzzles, trained to chase a toy or laser pointer and given cat trees or other areas to climb and enhance their environment with vertical challenges.

Your furry companion’s long term health starts with a once or twice yearly physical and discussion with your veterinarian. Vaccines alone are not the basis of health. You and your pet require the same type of personalized care. Find a veterinarian who will examine your furry family member and discuss issues like diet, exercise, and preventative laboratory screenings and needed dental or surgical procedures. Your pet ages much quicker than you do and recommendations may change frequently. You are the key to keeping your pet healthy because you feed, walk, play, clean up after and most likely sleep with your pets on a daily basis.

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Wild Birds Unlimited of Tampa – Discover a Refuge in Your Own Backyard! By Marcy Sanford Turn your backyard into a bird feeding habitat that will bring song, color, and life to your home; all it takes is one visit to Wild Birds Unlimited of Tampa, located at 13140 North Dale Mabry in the Village Center, where the experts can show you how to do all this and more! Owners Shirley and Greg Williams, along with store manager Bob Kee have an amazing passion for nature and birds and a wealth of knowledge that they are just waiting to share with the Carrollwood community on how to help you attract, identify, and enjoy the birds that are native to Florida, as well as the ones that are just traveling through. Lynn Dougherty is another integral part of the Wild Birds team and has worked at the store since its’ opening. Working together with Bob during the week, she has a wealth of information on birding as well as gardening and is the creator of Max's – the store cat – greeting card line that they sell in

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the store. You might not expect to see a fat cat named Max greeting visitors at the door of a store called Wild Birds Unlimited, but you’ll find him there. You’ll also find friendly nature loving experts who can help you turn your backyard into a beautiful oasis. As you might expect, you’ll find top-of-the line bird food and supplies, as well as nature themed gifts and decorations

that will delight you, whether you have been a nature lover for life or are just now learning to appreciate it. “We help people change their back yard so they can truly enjoy it,” says Greg. “Bird watching is a great stress release and you would be amazed at the variety of birds you can attract to your back yard. We pride ourselves on giving our customers great advice about the best products

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to help them get the yard they want.” Bob adds, “I have seen 49 different species of birds in my backyard here in Carrollwood. Once you start feeding birds to attract them to your yard, it becomes a hobby that the whole family can enjoy together. And, once you start observing birds, you really begin to notice all the wonderful nature in your back yard.” At Wild Birds Unlimited they

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carry the best birdhouses, bird feeders, and bird food available in Tampa Bay. Most of the products are made in the U.S.A. and many of the houses and feeders are made from recycled materials. “Some bird foods from other places include fillers that the birds won’t really eat,” says Greg. “Every ingredient in our bird food at Wild Birds Unlimited is a seed or grain that birds love to eat. We make sure that our food is suited for this area and that it will attract the birds you want to see. Our food is always fresh and it comes from farms that do not use insecticides.” Greg says that many people come into the store curious about what is inside and later become very passionate about attracting birds to their yard.

He says, “Many of our customers have been with us since we opened 17 years ago. We have many people who came in when their children were babies and now those teenagers are still interested in identifying birds and have become our customers as well. Bird watching is a great way to get children interested in nature.” In addition to a wide variety of beautiful bird feeders, houses, nesting boxes, and artistic birdbaths, Wild Birds Unlimited carries field guides to help you identify the birds you will see and binoculars so you can see them from far away. In fact, the knowledgeable folks at Wild Birds Unlimited can help fit you with the best pair of binoculars. “Many people may buy a pair of binoculars and then have trou-

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ble using them,” says Bob. “We talk to people about how they are going to use them, then let them try several different pairs to see which is the best fit and which ones they can see out of best. We can also show people how to adjust the knobs for the best fit and give advice on how to use the binoculars in different lighting conditions.” Wild Birds Unlimited also has some wonderful nature related lotions, candles, children’s books and puppets, as well as wind chimes and decorative yard accessories. If you are a nature lover, you’re sure to find something to love at Wild Birds Unlimited. Wild Birds Unlimited also offers customers a Daily Savings Club that will help you save money on the bird food you buy to feed your new, feathered friends.

Looking for something to get your dad for Father’s Day? Wild Birds Unlimited has some wonderful Father’s Day gift ideas that your dad is sure to love! Wild Birds will also be holding their popular Christmas in July event on July 25. For more information, you can visit their website at www.Tampa.wbu.com. Specializing in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding products, expert advice and educational events, Wild Birds Unlimited of Tampa will help you to truly appreciate the beautiful bird species that Florida has to offer. So give them a call today and learn how you can turn your yard into a bird-feeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home! Wild Birds Unlimited of Tampa is located in the Village Center at 13140 North Dale Mabry. They are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call (813) 961-2772, visit www.Tampa.WBU.com (www.wbu.com/tampa) or like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WBUTampa.

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“EVOS” Continued from page 1 try their food! From the first bite you will see just why in the past year at this location EVOS has quickly become one of Carrollwood’s favorite restaurants. “We are so thrilled for this opportunity to be a part of the Carrollwood market and look forward to meeting all the fantastic people in this community,” says Carrollwood Franchise owner Anita Rubino. Founded upon a vision to offer the world a healthier alternative for people on the go, the original EVOS opened in Tampa in 1994 and immediately became a hit amongst Tampa Bay residents. Developing their concept, over the past 20 years founders and local Tampa residents Michael Jeffers, Alkis Crassas and Dino Lambridis have done an exceptional job of bringing their vision to life, and since, have expanded the EVOS brand to numerous locations across Tampa Bay. “We started EVOS because we saw a need in the marketplace that was not being served,” says co-founder Michael Jeffers. “It was nearly impossible to eat healthy on the go, especially for my-

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self, being a vegetarian. We wanted to offer America a healthier option.” Have you ever experienced that awful feeling after eating fast food, where you feel lethargic and unwell? Well, at EVOS that is not the case and it is refreshing to know that you can once again enjoy all American favorites without the unwanted side effects!

Feel Great Food Bringing back a simpler time, where meals were made using all-natural, hormone-free ingredients that are actually good for you; EVOS showcases a balanced menu of healthy, fresh options. Whether you want low calorie, low sugar, high protein, low fat, vegetarian, vegan or organic, EVOS has something for every lifestyle and taste. And, the best part is, in choosing to eat healthier you don’t have to sacrifice taste – their food is both healthy and delicious!

All-Natural Burgers Featuring natural ingredients layered on an organic bun, the burgers at EVOS are made using antibiotic and hormone-free meat, including their Original Steakburger, comprised of 1/3 pound humanely raised beef patty,

EVOS showcases a balanced menu of healthy, fresh options, including unique wraps and delicious salads. green leaf lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and light olive oil mayo. For the vegetarians out there they also have a few burger options – such as the EVOS Original Championburger, their signature meatless burger, and their Veggie Garden Grill, made with a savory veggie burger patty, leaf lettuce, tomato, fresh Haas avocado and light creamy pepper ranch. They also have a Wild Alaskan Salmon burger, which I heard is amazing!

Gourmet Wraps The chef-inspired wraps, sheathed in organic wraps and filled

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with all-natural ingredients and wholesome goodness, are definitely something worth mentioning. Their selection includes many unique creations, such as their Turkey and Avocado Wrap made with 100% white meat lean turkey burger, fresh Haas avocado, light creamy pepper ranch, leaf lettuce, tomato and onion on an organic wheat wrap, and their Chopped Steak Taco – 1/4 pound steakburger, reduced fat southwest sour cream, leaf lettuce, tomato, onion and natural aged cheddar on an organic wheat wrap. On my last visit I tried their

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opposed to a fryer, which seals in all the yummy flavor minus the excess fat. With their crunchy awesomeness, the chicken strips are a favorite amongst kids and adults alike. Airbaked™ using the same method, EVOS’ famous Airfries™ are made with real potatoes, and surprise, surprise, actually taste like real potatoes! You also have the option to dip your fries in one of their naturally flavored ketchups, including cayenne, mesquite and garlic. EVOS also has a variety of hormone, antibiotic and nitrate-free hotdogs to choose from; served in their very own organic bun; as well as a veggie corn dog for those living a vegetarian lifestyle. Crispy Thai Chicken – all natural chicken breast, spicy peanut and chili pepper dressing, long grain rice, organic field greens, and crispy rice noodles bundled with an organic spinach wrap. With a taste that is amazing as it sounds, with one bite I was hooked. The sweet and spicy sauce is so addicting and combined with the fresh veggies and seasoned rice, this wrap is bursting with flavor!

Fresh Salads Hand tossed and made to order, EVOS offers a nice variety of salads, made with organic field greens and only the freshest ingredients. My personal favorite is their Strawberry Walnut Gorgonzola made with strawberries, walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese, atop a bed of lettuce, tossed in their low-fat raspberry lime vinaigrette. Refreshing and delicious, I don’t think you could get a fresher salad if you picked the lettuce and strawberries yourself!

Homemade Shakes EVOS handmade, low-fat, organic milkshakes and fruitshakes take

all the guilt out of indulging your sweet tooth. Michael says, “We have the nations only organic milkshake! Our shakes are made using wholesome USDA certified organic milk and sugar. We also offer all natural fruit shakes made with real cut fruit, juices and ice – that simple.” Creamy and delicious, their organic chocolate milkshake is by far one of the best I have ever had – it tasted so good that I couldn’t believe it was 50% less fat than regular milkshakes and only 180 calories for a regular, which is still a generous size! I will definitely be coming back to satisfy my milkshake cravings.

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Healthy Kids Menu With perfect portion sizes, the healthy kid’s menu at EVOS offers a variety of options for the younger crowd, including Airbaked™ chicken strips, grilled beef hot dogs, shakes and more. At EVOS, kids are a big part of the brand so every Sunday the EVOS team would like to welcome kids to come in and eat for free, with each purchase of an adult meal of course. So bring the family, and enjoy good food, a great atmosphere and a friendly staff. If you are looking for a delicious way to cater your next event EVOS can help! Offering a special catering menu, their tasty, healthy food is the perfect addition to any special event.

Making a Difference in the Community At EVOS, their mission to make the world a better place goes far beyond the food. In creating their vision the founders aimed at developing a culture – one in which staff and guests could come together harmoniously, in a warm, and positive environment that

is mutually beneficial. They strive to develop long-lasting human potential amongst their staff, or “team” as they prefer to call it. Promoting the team mentality is of huge importance, and in doing so the team members are trained to develop their life skills and coached on how to interact with guests in a positive way. Michael says, “The favorite part about what we do is being able to wake up everyday and fulfill our vision – and that is to offer America a healthier all American food option. It’s that simple. It starts in the stores with every single guest.” The EVOS Founders and Community Ambassador Aime Crassas are passionate about making the community feel great and are very active in the local Carrollwood area, as well as the entire Tampa Bay. Whether it be through their school lunch program, their summer lunch program or the numerous fundraisers and charities they have taken part in, EVOS has definitely done their fair share of giving back to the community. “The feel great ideas go way beyond the food. It is also about impacting communities and people in feel great ways,” adds Michael. “The impact of just a smile on your face can make a huge difference in someone’s day. We recognize that. Our team is dedicated to wowing our guests with “WOW guest service”. We want every experience to be memorable and for guests to leave EVOS and spread the health by telling their friends and family about this great restaurant.” EVOS® Carrollwood is located at 10205 Lake Carroll Way in Tampa on the Northeast corner of Linebaugh and Dale Mabry. They are open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. For more information please call (813) 969- EVOS (3867), visit www.evos.com or view their Facebook page.

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“PWAT” Continued from page 1 have decided to open a studio in Carrollwood. They are so eager to share their new location with everyone that they are giving away a chance to win VIP tickets to their Grand Opening Event, which will feature food, beverages, and live music. In fact, some of the corporate artists from the Painting with a Twist headquarters will even be on hand to join in the fun and share some of their techniques. Michelle says, “Go to our Facebook page to win one of our VIP seats for our Grand Opening!” It’s Michelle and Sharon’s ability to share the love of art that makes their studio such a success. Their happy-go-lucky approach and fun-loving spirits make the experience what it is. Their ability to teach their artists how to guide with joy and to remember the party over the paint is what makes each class and event a masterpiece. They are so fortunate to have such amazing local artists as part of their Painting With a Twist team and look forward to expanding their passion to this wonderful new location. All public classes can be booked online by visiting

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PaintingWithATwist.com/TampaCarrollwood.

Art from the Heart! Michelle and Sharon were artists long before they decided to open their first location, but intrigued by the company’s unique approach, they went to a meet-and-greet in Louisiana where the Painting with a Twist franchise was born, and found “their people”; which for an artist is kind of like coming home to family after a long journey abroad! The Painting with a Twist concept is one that promotes joy, fun and a great time – maybe that’s why Painting with a Twist was voted the #1

Paint & Sip Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. It’s the ideal place to join a friend (or twenty) for an unforgettable time, and of course everyone gets to take their paintings home! What’s more, you can BYOB (beer, wine, cake!), and in the span of a couple of hours learn that you are a fabulous “artiste”, all while laughing, playing and making memories! Sharon says, “Anybody can do this, and what makes us unique is that we are about the fun factor. You don’t need to be an artist! It’s about fun art, not fine art!”

Plan a Party or Join a Class and Paint your Cares Away! Are you looking for something totally new to do with your friends? What about spicing things up on your next night out with your spouse? Or perhaps creating a whole new kind of team-building activity with your co-

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workers? Regardless of the reason for your gathering, everyone will have a blast when they learn to create a painting of their own! The amazing art instructors at Painting with a Twist take you stroke by stroke to complete something that you can always treasure in just a matter of hours. It’s easy, it’s stress free, and most of all, it’s fun! One regular painter said, “I never thought I could paint, but I was invited to a party at Painting with a Twist and I had so much fun! I was so proud of my painting! If Painting with a Twist can make a painter out of me, then everyone can do it! Now I go every chance I get.”

“Look what I made!” At Painting with a Twist you can create memories and a showpiece at the same time, which makes them a great choice for a celebration of any kind! If you know you’re going to have a party of more than 10 or 15, you can reserve a painting class in a private room for your event at no extra charge, and the very best part is that the guest of honor can choose the painting from Painting with a Twist’s more than 4,000 copyrighted paintings! The paintings are absolutely gorgeous, and will have you and your guests saying, “I can’t believe I

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painted that!” in no time. From wine glasses and floral bouquets to landscapes and seascapes, there is a painting to suit every palette. From birthday parties to bachelorette parties and from proposals with a twist to anniversaries, Painting with a Twist is an awesome choice for your next event, and they make it easy! Michelle says, “If our guests trust the artist, they’ll love the results and find out that they’re an artist and they didn’t even know it!” Of course, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion or a party to slip out and enjoy a beautiful night at the easel. You can come by yourself, bring

your bestie, your hubby, or even your mom! The Painting with a Twist event calendar is jam packed with gorgeous options to choose from, and there are paintings for every age group! Evening classes are for adults over the age of 17, but there are other classes throughout the day and throughout the week. In fact, Saturdays are Family Fun Days, which means that everyone seven and up can reserve a spot and learn to paint! The children’s classes are slightly shorter and cost less money, but the masterpieces are still the same! One guest said, “I took my daughter to Painting with a Twist for

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a mommy and me date, and we had the best time! It was so amazing to see her approach to the art, and to see her face light up when she finished! Today it hangs in her room with pride.” Painting with a Twist is a company based on heart, not just art, and that’s why they offer the opportunity for “Painting with a Purpose”, where half of the cost of the proceeds of the class go toward a cause. It’s a wonderful way to learn and have fun, while giving back in the process. Painting with a Twist is where it’s at for a great time and a colorful experience, and the best part is it’s all coming to Carrollwood! Stay tuned to

Painting with a Twist’s website for more details, and don’t forget to like their Facebook page to have a chance to win VIP tickets to the Grand Opening! If you simply can’t wait, please head on over to the Painting with a Twist studio in Trinity, which is located at 8351 State Road 54. Carrollwood’s Painting with a Twist will be located at 12926 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. For more information on their Grand Opening, call (813) 9440038, or find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/pwat.TampaCarrollwoodFL.

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“Deweese” Continued from page 1 for dentistry after taking a summer job at a local dentist’s office here in Tampa (who just so happened to be her childhood dentist growing up). She knew right away that that was what she wanted to do. After completing her undergraduate in Biology from Florida State University, Dr. DeWeese went on to attend the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, earning her DMD in 2002. Upon graduation, Dr. DeWeese returned to the Carrollwood area, working at a local office until opening her own practice in 2007. Dr. DeWeese is accompanied by her caring team of professionals, including dental hygienists Lucy, Heather, and Lauren, dental assistant Melissa, office manager Amanda and front desk managers Jessica and Diana. Dr. DeWeese welcomes both families and their children to her practice. Offering the finest care for all ages, from children to seniors, Dr. DeWeese is very family-oriented and loves working with families, going above-and-beyond to make her patients feel comfortable and relaxed. “My favorite part about what I do is meeting new people and getting to know my patients,” says Dr. DeWeese. “Every day is different and it feels good when you see someone who needs something done and you can make them feel better about themselves.” Not only does Dr. DeWeese do

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Pictured Left to Right: Amanda, Lucy, Dr DeWeese, Melissa, Jessica & Heather all she can to make sure each patient receives the best care possible, she also does so with a warm and friendly attitude that will make you feel at ease and relaxed. After leaving her office you will not only gain a new dentist but a new friend as well. She adds, “We are a small family practice and we care about our patients. We are very honest with them. Because our practice is smaller, we are able to develop long-lasting relationships with our patients. We take each of their lives into consideration and work with them with a plan that best fits their needs.” Dr. DeWeese’s services include everything from regular checkups and cleanings to dental implant restorations. Her office also provides services and repairs for full and partial den-

tures, as well as cosmetic dentistry in porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, fillings, night guards, sealants, crowns, bridges, and more. They also offer Opalescence take home whitening. Whether it is cosmetic changes you desire or healthy gums and teeth, Dr. DeWeese and her caring staff are able to handle your family’s dental needs. In order to provide nothing but the best to their patients, the office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all

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their procedures, allowing them to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Their premium dental software system maximizes your time and their office efficiency. When you visit Dr. DeWeese’s office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced dental care. Dr. DeWeese stresses the importance of staying on top of your oral

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health. She says, “It is important to schedule regular check-ups. That way if you do have a problem we are able to catch it in the early stages and take care of it. When you have a problem that is already in an advanced stage of disease it is a lot harder to take care of and at some point will be too far gone to restore.” Although, if you do have a major issue, Dr. DeWeese is wellequipped to handle it and will recommend the best treatment for your lifestyle and needs. In addition to running her practice, Dr. DeWeese is very involved in the Carrollwood community. In her

spare time Dr. DeWeese volunteers at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, where she is also the fellowship coordinator of the mom’s group. Advocating the importance of good oral health, she also volunteers at the school teaching the young students proper dental techniques in a fun, engaging way. Dr. DeWeese donates much of her time to helping those in need and most recently volunteered with Christina’s Smile, a yearly dental drive, which provides dental care to needy children in Tampa. As one of the sponsors, Dr. DeWeese’s office would also like to pro-

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mote the Battle For Bella Fishing Tournament, which will be held at Rick’s on The River on June 21. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit a beautiful little girl named Isabella and her fight against cancer. For more information and registration information please visit www.FloridaInshoreAngler.com or contact Jennifer Underwood at (813) 516-1759, or by email at jen5367@aol.com. If you are looking for dentist that truly cares about your wellbeing and are ready for that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of call Dr. Deweese today and let her caring team of

professionals bring your smile to it’s full potential. Dr. DeWeese’s offers same day appointments. Her office is located at 3343 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa. Their office is open Mon., Tues. and Wed. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and thurs by appointment only. Fri. – Sun. their office is open for emergencies for pre-existing patients only. For more information or to make an appointment please call (813) 9623396, go to DrBethDeweese.com or visit their Facebook page at Elizabeth Hanto DeWeese Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

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