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Vol. 4, Issue 7, July 2015

Your neighborhood. Your magazine. ® The Premier “Shop Local” Community Magazine Directly Mailed To Over 15,000 Homes In Citrus Park, Westchase & Surrounding Areas

This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To: Arlington Park • Aston Villas • Bay Arbor • Berkeley Square • Calf Path Estates • Enclave At Citrus Park • Fawn Ridge Fawn Lake • Forest Lakes • Hampton Lakes • Highland Park • Lake Chase • Mandolin • The Eagles • Tree Tops Twin Branch Acres • Waterchase • West Hampton • Westchase • Westchester • Westwood Lakes • Windsor Place

Beauty and Health Institute – SHORT TERM • LONG CAREER By Alexis Selby Are you ready to embark on an exciting new career in the beauty, health and wellness industry? One of the fastest growing industries in the world, beauty, health and wellness provides a wealth of opportunity in a variety of different career options and fields of interest. Providing short-term training for long-term careers, the Beauty and Health Institute helps pave the wave for a future of success, offering indepth, hands-on programs that can have you in your own career in as little as 7 months! Whether you are a stayat-home parent looking for something new, a professional wanting a career

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Local State Farm Agent Roy Hooker Will Help Protect You And Your Family!

Loss of an Incredible Man!......3 Community Calendar & News Briefs..........................4-5 Premier Choice Properties.....8-9 Hillsborough County Library...........................10-11

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but your family as well. Roy says, “There is a reason why State Farm has remained #1 for so long; our claim service, our huge network of agents and the personalized service we provide. Our clients know they can trust

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When an accident occurs, wouldn’t you like to know you will be covered by a trusted insurance company who will treat you with respect and compassion, and above all, protect you and your family? That insurance company is State Farm, and your Westchase State Farm agent is Roy W Hooker III. With over 45 years of experience working in the insurance industry, Roy has seen it all, giving him an unprecedented amount of knowledge and experience to help you and your family prepare for the worst before it ever occurs. When

starting his career in insurance, it was important for Roy to go with a company he knew he could trust; rated #1 in auto insurance since 1942, #1 in homeowners’s insurance since 1964, and # 1 in life insurance, State Farm is that company. Your local State Farm agent truly is a leader in the insurance industry, providing you with not only the financial backing and stability of a large company, but also the personalized attention and quality customer service provided by Roy and his staff. Having the backing of a stable insurance company is of utmost importance, especially when talking about the safety and security of not only you,

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change, or someone who has always had a passion for aesthetics and skin care, the Beauty and Health Institute has a program for you; they offer both day and evening classes to best suit your schedule and financial aid is available to those who qualify. “If, in the back of your mind, you have always had a passion for skin care and aesthetics, and are looking for a career change or a new and exciting opportunity, I encourage you to come in and see what we ever have to offer,” says Sunny Moroz, the Director and Financial Aid Administrator at the Beauty and Health Institute. “We’ve had bankers, registered nurses, and so many other professionals come in here


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The Community Mourns the Loss of an Incredible Man! An editorial by Alexis Selby If I’ve learned one thing about life, it’s that it just isn’t fair. Sometimes the best people in this world are taken away far too soon. Such is the case with the tragic and sudden loss of Tampa resident and local business owner Alex Cooks. One of the most amazing, caring, kind-hearted people I have ever met, Alex had a heart like none other, with a love and generosity that knew no limits! A husband, a father, a son, a grandfather, a brother, a friend, a mentor and a local hero, Alex has touched the hearts of thousands upon thousands of people over the years. He had a smile that could light up a room and a vivacious personality and passion for life that would instantly brighten your day, no matter what kind of mood you were in. I had the honor of meeting Alex a few years back, when I was first introduced to his restaurant, Alex’s Southern Style BBQ, as it was one of the restaurants featured in our Battle of

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the BBQ contest. A local favorite, Alex’s Southern Style BBQ won the contest hands down! But, even more impressive than his restaurant’s food, was Alex’s devotion to the local community. Loved by all who knew him, Alex was a true role model and had a passion for giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate. Through his charity Xmas For Kids, for the past 15 years Alex has donated bikes to children throughout the Tampa Bay area. Starting in 1999 when Alex decided to purchase a few bikes to give out to local under-privileged children on Christmas Day, over the years his charity has grown remarkably and to date they have donated more than 20,000 bikes, made possible by generous donations collected throughout the year; 100% of all proceeds raised goes towards buying the bikes. The tremendous impact Alex had on all those around him was truly incredible. Alex loved his family, friends, and community with all that he had in

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles Directly mailed once a month to 15,000 households in zip codes 33626 & 34677 220 S. Safford Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (813) 928-6124; Fax: (727) 942-2432 Advertising E-mail: info@nnlflorida.com Editorial E-mail: alexis@nnlflorida.com © 2015 Westchase Neighborhood News & Lifestyles is published by ADS 2 Publications, Inc.

Alex Cook’s legacy will forever live on with all the amazing things he has done and all the lives he has impacted. his heart, and I am honored to have met such an inspirational, extraordinary man. And although he no longer accompanies us on earth, he will never be forgotten and his legacy will forever live on with all the amazing things he has done and all the lives he has impacted. In lieu of flowers, Alex’s family has asked for donations to Alex's beloved charity, Xmas For Kids. To donate, please visit www.AlexsbbqTampa.com/xmas-kids.html.

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special visit from Santa, and volunteers help collect toy and monetary donations from community members.

Christmas in July Donation Drive – Help Bring Comfort and Joy to Hospitalized Kids Christmas in July is a monthlong, community-wide fundraiser for St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Every year, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Foundation aids corporations, local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals in bringing some mid-year holiday cheer to the kids that need it most.

Share your Accomplishments On Friday, July 31, from 7am1pm, all of the community partners, sponsors, and donors will come together to celebrate their month-long fundraising efforts. Local media Magic 94.9 and Fox 13 will broadcast live as local businesses and individuals share in the joy of giving; patients have a

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What are they raising funds for? Health care settings are often stressful and frightening experiences for children and families. Providing recreation, developmental play, and play therapy gives kids strategies for coping and bring a momentary escape from their illness. It is through generous community support, and events like Christmas in July, that St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is able to provide these services that dramatically alter a child’s hospital experience.

How do I get involved? There are several options for event involvement, including online team fundraising, corporate sponsor-

ship, hosting or attending events in the community, or making a donation directly to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. For more information or to get involved please visit www.sjhfoundation.org/christmas-in-july or call the Foundation at (813) 872-0979.

Tampa Resident Proudly Presents Cooking Up Advice with Dr. June A local Tampa resident, Dr. June Hall is proud to announce her new talk show, Cooking Up Advice With Dr. June! An advice columnist for over 12 years, Dr. June has not only

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syndicated through Tribune Media Services, but has also had an advice segment with CBS in Miami. “Since I like to cook I thought, why not combine the two because everyone likes to sit around the table and share their opinion,” says Dr. June. “The premise of the show is that we cook up a dish and dish out advice. After a dish is prepared we sit at the table and offer advice on various subjects, including relationships, family, careers, self-help, etc. usually from questions I have received.” The show will begin airing in July at 7:30 Sunday mornings on CW44 and viewers can send in their

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questions through our Cooking Up Advice Twitter or Facebook page. Dr. June will also interview celebrities, such as comedian Rhonda Shear and founder of Ahh Bra, as well as nonprofit organizations such as Bricks 4 Kidz, Wesley Chapel. Dr. June says, “We love participating with audience guests so they are invited to hit us up on social media sites to be a part of future shows.” For more info please visit her Facebook page at Facebook.com/CookingUpAdvice or call Dr. June at (904) 5053172.

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets Now On Sale! Please join the ALS Foundation for a fun-filled, family day with the

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Rays to help spread awareness of ALS! Watch as our Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Your ticket purchase includes an ALS Awareness t-shirt for the event, and the afternoon offers plenty of options including a pre-game lunch buffet with ballpark fare while you watch all of the activities on the field! Join us at "the Trop" and help us strike out Lou Gehrig's Disease! When: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 1:10PM Suites will also be available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in purchasing a suite for the game, please contact Patti Palmer at (813) 205-5566.

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REALTORS® John and Donna Bonneau Are Your Local Real Estate Experts! tion for producing outstanding results! “Our real estate experience allows us to provide you with the expertise and personal attention you expect and deserve throughout the process,” says John. “We understand that your home is likely your greatest asset and we will work diligently to assure your satisfaction.”

SELLERS WANT TO MOVE: BUYERS WANT TO By Marcy Sanford BE MOVED John and Donna Bonneau, Brokers/Owners of Premier Choice Properties, Inc., are two of the most recognized residential REALTORS® in the Greater Tampa Bay area home market. Helping clients buy and sell residential properties in Westchase and surrounding areas since 2001, John and Donna have sold hundreds of homes and have a growing list of satisfied clients. John and Donna are consistently ranked as top producing agents for the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® with a reputa-

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Thanks to their years of experience, John and Donna know how to best market your home so that it sells quickly. “Internet marketing is vital to selling a home in today’s market,” says John. “Most buyers begin their home search on the internet. Extensive syndication combined with beautiful photos ensures proper representation of your home, ultimately selling it faster. If buyers can’t find your listing or if the pictures don’t look good, you’ve lost your chance.” “Our job is to highlight the best features of your home and to make

Having the right pictures in your listing can make all the difference in the world, which is why at Premier Choice Properties they emply the latest imaging technology to produce truly incredible pictures, such as for this listing. your home stand out from all the others on the Internet, so that buyers will want to take a second look,” adds John. “Always employing the latest imaging technology to produce truly incredible images, we have become very skilled at getting buyers to spend

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more time looking at your home, which in turn makes your home unforgettable.” “Today, professional photography isn’t an option, it’s essential to the home selling process,” says John. “Decision-making is made at the sub-

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ing out that ‘certain something,’ selling your home faster and for a higher dollar amount.”

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conscious level and is driven by emotion. Photography plays a key role in stimulating an emotional response from potential homebuyers. If the photos are blurry, discolored, and uninteresting, potential buyers will instinctively turn away from those photos and keep searching for more pleasing imagery. When presented with crisp imagery that is well lit and full of dramatic lighting and vivid color, the brain literally lights up. Big beautiful photos are essential in getting people to love your house.” Remember it’s true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Homebuyers today

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are looking for that ‘certain something’ that makes a home stand out and makes them want to go take a look at it. For example, a buyer begins their search and comes across a unique twilight photo that inspires them. In an instant, they want to see more. With every new photo, they visualize themselves living in a warm and welcoming home. Great photography really does lead buyers straight to your door. John says, “Our marketing plan is proven and gets results. With over $160+ million Westchase area homes sold, we know the formula that will make your home unforgettable, bring-

Premier Choice Properties is delighted and proud to announce that Caroline Towne has joined their team. Caroline enjoys helping families who need to buy or sell property, ranging from a modest home or condominium to a residence fit for a large or extended family. She truly believes that living in Florida is as close to living in paradise as you can get. Caroline’s business approach is direct and successful: she listens to her client's needs, then matches them to the perfect property, and assures an honest and efficient transaction. Premier Choice Properties is conveniently located in the Westchase area. They specialize in some of the Greater Tampa Bay area’s most exclusive neighborhoods, including The Eagles, Westchase, West Park Village, Westwood Lakes, Waterchase, Keystone, Highland Park, Hampton Lakes, Old Memorial Estates, Mandolin, Cheval, Villa Rosa, Carrollwood, Odessa, Lutz, South Tampa, and many others.

Caroline Towne, the newest member of the Premier Choice Properties Team! Premier Choice Properties is always looking for new clients and friends to share this great city with. You can call, e-mail, or text them and to find out how they can work for you! Premier Choice Properties is located at 12551 Bassbrook Lane in Tampa in the Hampton Lakes Town Center. For more information please call John or Donna Bonneau at (813) 8558000 or direct at (813) 767-9937, or visit their website at www.PremierChoiceProperties.com.

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Hillsborough County Library Offers Excellent Online Resources Your Hillsborough County library card isn’t just for books anymore. With your card, you have access to some amazing online resources. “We just competed a web site update to make our site more user friendly,” says Principal Librarian Brian Watson. “Every year we see the need and the request for electronic resources grow.” At the Hillsborough County website www.hcplc.org you will find links to eBooks magazines, music, videos, classes, and research materials. And you can access them all for free with your library card. “In most cases, all that’s needed to get started is a library card and access to the Internet, either at one of our libraries, or at home,” says Principal Librarian Stacy Jurewicz. “Your card, combined with our collections, provides access to over 60 electronic resources for research and recreation and the physical collections of every public library in Hillsborough County. Our electronic collections are designed to be available on a variety of devices and platforms.”

eBooks & Digital Magazines The Hillsborough County Library currently has nine different services for eBooks and digital magazines.

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Mechanics, and many more, some with interactive multimedia features.”

Music Freegal is a free music service you can access with your library card. With Freegal you have access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in more than 100 countries. Each week you can download up to 3 new songs. At the Hillsborough County website www.hcplc.org you will find links to eBooks magazines, music, videos, classes, and research materials. And you can access them all for free with your library card Stacey says that all are searchable through the library’s catalog and that there are nearly 200,000 titles for children, teens, and adults. She says,“The OverDrive app provides access to our largest collection of fiction and recreational non-fiction in eBook and downloadable audiobook form. Our current OverDrive collection has over 100,000 items, and we’re adding new content several times a week. If you can’t find the eBook you’re looking

for, the library welcomes suggestions. We get 1200 to 1400 suggestions a month of books our members would like to see added to our electronic collections.” “Zinio Digital Magazines provides access to over 225 digital magazines,” says Stacey. “These are full-color, full-image, full-text issues of many popular magazines, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, National Geographic, Star, US Weekly, Popular

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Digital Encyclopedia & Reference Material The library can connect you to dozens of research sites and materials, including archives of newspapers from around the world, a virtual reference library, and an online encyclopedia. “World Book is our all-ages encyclopedia,” says Stacey. “While we have it in print at all our branches, the continually updated World Book Online is one of our best resources. Featuring all the content of the print encyclopedia, World Book Online also contains rich multimedia and interactive features along with a powerful collection

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of research aids.”

Videos The library offers several resources to access videos that you can watch on your computer or download onto a mobile device or tablet. You can find movies and TV shows on Hoopla and OverDrive, educational films and documentaries on Access Video, and music videos on Freegal.

Online Classes “Our Online Classes section offers self-paced instruction in almost every topic, all available with an Internet connection and a library card. Lynda.com offers technology-oriented classes with business, entrepreneurial, and personal applications,” says Stacey. “Universal Class has hundreds of online courses in areas as varied as Web Development, Pet Care, Arts and Photography and Crafts and Hobbies. Universal Class courses offer CEU credits that your employer may accept. Mango Languages will help you learn any of up to sixty-six languages, including the just-added modules in American Sign Language.” The library’s new web site design has an easy to understand layout that makes it easy to get to the resource you’re looking for but if you want a complete list of all the resources of-

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fered, go to the Learning & Research tab and select the Research from A to Z link. Brian says that technology classes are offered at all library braches but that you don’t have to wait for a class to get started. He says,“The staff at each branch is happy to help our members with any questions they have about how to use our resources.”

The Hive The Hive at the downtown John F. Germany public library is a 10,000 square foot public community innovation center. Here you’ll find meeting spaces that can be configured to your groups needs, a recording studio, a 3-D printer, a robotics lab, and much more. Best of all – you have access to all these amazing tools and resources with a library card and Stacey says that the library hopes to create similar spaces in all of its braches depending on the needs and wants of their members. This summer explore be sure to take some time to explore your Hillsborough County public library either online or in person, you’re sure to be amazed at all they have to offer. For a complete list of resources, services offered, and branch locations visit www.hcplc.org.

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“Roy Hooker” Continued from page 1 us. I am extremely big on building relationships with my clients. I love what I do. I got into insurance 45 years ago because of my own personal experience where my insurance agent made all the difference in a claim I had. I became interested in helping people and State Farm gave me a way to not only help people with car insurance, but homeowner’s insurance and life insurance as well.” Now Roy, and his staff, are able to help others the way his insurance agent helped him so many years ago. Inspired by Roy’s success and ability to provide security and safety to his clients, both his son and daughter got into insurance as well; his son, Roy W Hooker IV owns a State Farm agency in Lutz, and his daughter and son-inlaw own Tampa Bay Insurance Center in Wesley Chapel. Knowledge is power in an insurance agency and at State Farm in Westchase Roy and his staff are certainly not lacking in that department. In addition to over forty five years of experience working in insurance, Roy has earned the LUTCF designation, a Fellowship awarded by The American College and The National Association

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of Insurance and Financial Advisors. in order to help his clients and to run his business with the highest level of expertise. Roy is supported with an outstanding staff that includes Suzan, Denise and Dana, all of which have earned State Farm’s top licenses staff designations. Suzan and Denise both have over 40 years of State Farm experience, while Dana, as the newest member of his team, brings a hightech approach to the agency.. When shopping for insurance the choices and options can be overwhelming, and chances are you are probably like me - utterly clueless. How do you know which coverages and or limits to choose? What is best for your lifestyle and budget? If you don’t know much about insurance, you are not alone. But the problem with that is, if you try to shop for insurance on your own, you might end up overpaying for something you don’t really need. But, on the other hand, the alternative is much worse underpaying for coverages or limits so that when an accident actually happens you realize you are not properly protected.. So, instead of pulling your hair out worrying if you have the right insurance to cover you in a time of need, why not leave it to Roy and his staff to help you pick the right insurance at a price you can afford.

When meeting with new clients Roy and his staff take the time to get to know them on a personal level and once they have established what they are looking for, gives them their options. Using a chart he helps them to pick the best limits they can afford; the ones that will best protect their financial future. "Your whole financial future and your family is riding on the coverages and limits you select, which is why it is so important to carry the right insurance,” says Roy. “If you got sick and you had to go to the doctor, would you go and look for the cheapest doctor or would you look for the best doctor you can afford to help you get better?” Such as the case with insurance, the cheapest insurance isn’t always the best. Sure, it might save you a couple dollars each month, but what if something happens? Are you going to be protected? Roy adds, “1 in every 5 drivers is uninsured, and, of the 4 out of 5 drivers that are insured, a large percentage of them only carry 10/20/10 insurance, which is the base minimum in-

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surance. If this is you, and you are liable in an accident, you may not have enough coverage to pay for the injuries and property damage. If not, then you may be personally responsible for these expenses which can result in a financial crisis for your family. How much do you know about your auto policy, or your other policies for that matter? If your insurance agent hasn’t taken the time to explain your policy and go over your coverages, I encourage you to come in today and let us review your policy and explain the coverages and limits to you. We really want to help our clients get the best coverage for their needs.” State Farm has been a pioneer in the advancement of technology and smart phone applications. Roy’s goal is to enable our clients to utilize their smart phones, tablets, and computers to help manage all parts of their insurance coverages. This is perfect for those with a busy schedule, as worrying about insurance is probably the last thing on your mind. Not only can you manage your insurance online, call

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Roy’s office after hours or on the weekend and talk to State Farm’s after hours support, but you still get the same personalized service from Roy and his staff. State Farm has some very impressive smartphone apps that enable their clients to check their policy anytime, anywhere. This is extremely convenient, should you get into an accident, as with just a click of a button, roadside assistance can be on it’s way. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to file a claim immediately and provides step by step instructions of exactly what to do, such as taking the necessary pictures of the accident, and contacting the right people. Also, as long as you have your phone, you never have to worry about not having your insurance card, as it is just a few clicks away on your State Farm app. Another interesting app that State Farm offers is their Steer Clear app, an interactive program to help young drivers reinforce positive driving behavior. Drivers under age 25 that complete the course may qualify for discounts on their State Farm policy. This app not only allows parents to keep up to date on how their child is driving, but will allow them the opportunity to work with their child on ways they can improve their driving. Virtual banking is another area

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where State Farm has become a frontrunner in technology and customer service. A pioneer of mobile check depositing, State Farm is a nontraditional bank that doesn’t have branch offices; their direct customer interaction and product assistance is provided by State Farm agents, such as Roy Hooker, as well as through their augmented telephone call center, the mail and in the Internet. You can take control of your account anytime from anywhere with many convenient and flexible ways to access your account. Offering free, fast online banking, State Farm makes it easy to pay your bills, deposit checks using your smartphone, make transfers, and more. Roy takes great pride in his community supporting local businesses, organizations and the community schools including Deer Park Elementary, Baycrest Elementary and Farnell Middle School. One of his recent projects included providing a group of the elementary students with coloring books that teach and promote traffic safety. So whether you WALK-IN (10973 Countryway Blvd) … CALL-IN (813-855-1111) … CLICK-IN (www.RoyHooker.Net), contact your local State Farm agent Roy Hooker today to get the best coverage to protect you and your family!

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“BHI” Continued from page 1 looking for a change.” There is so much money to be made in skin care and aesthetics. Coming to the Beauty and Health Institute is just the beginning! Training students in electrolysis, laser hair removal, medical aesthetics, massage therapy, facial/skin care, permanent makeup, and lymphology, the highly qualified, experienced instructors at the Beauty and Health Institute utilize the latest industry techniques to provide their students with the most advanced training at a level that allows each student to achieve their highest occupational potential in the fields of beauty and health. In addition to offering many different continuing education classes, they also offer a variety of programs including advanced clinical aesthetician and hair transplant technician courses, as well as full spa specialist and nail specialist programs. With small class sizes, at the Beauty and Health Institute students are privy to individualized attention by the instructors, in a positive, encouraging environment, enabling them to master both the practical and theoretical aspects of their training

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(above) Always staying on top of all the latest and greatest, Dr. Tali Arviv goes over a new procedure called PRP with Beauty and Health Institute students! (Left) Massage Students Learning CPR. and blossom to their full potential. Located in Tampa’s fast-growing Westchase district, the school’s 5,000square-foot facility features state-ofthe-art equipment and instruction in a clinical/spa setting. Sunny says, “We are continuously striving to improve in order to provide our students with the best education and training available. In addition to bookwork, the remaining half of each class is dedicated to hands-on learning

so they are able to actually apply the techniques they learned earlier that day. This has proven to be a very effective method of teaching.” A testament to the success achieved from Beauty and Health Institute graduates, a success wall proudly adorns the front entrance, which includes business cards from all those who found a successful career upon graduating. Serving as an incentive and a constant reminder to both

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present students and those considering entering into the field, the wall of success is growing bigger every day! “I honestly love the fact that my responsibility and the responsibility of those who teach here is the genesis of someone else’s success,” says Sunny. “It is our goal to completely fill up the success wall so that when students walk in and see the wall they see exactly what they are working towards. This wall is proof of all the opportu-

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nity that there is in the aesthetics and skin care industry.” Working in conjunction with the Beauty and Health Institute, Arviv Medical Aesthetics and Balanced Health, located at 11327 Countryway Boulevard, is owned and operated by Sunny’s sister Dr. Tali Arviv, and focuses on the service side of the beauty, health and wellness industry, providing many of the services taught at the Beauty and Health Institute. Using the same state-of-the-art equipment that is used in teaching the students at the Beauty and Health Institute, Arviv Medical Aesthetics and Balanced Health has helped their clients to achieve some amazing results. “After clients have received laser hair removal at Arviv Medical they come to the Beauty and Health Institute and our students perform electrolysis,” says Sunny. “What’s unique about hair removal is that once the hair follicle is drastically diminished, which usually occurs around the 7th treatment, if you were to keep doing the laser, it would actually start to stimulate hair growth again. At this point we do the electrolysis, which involves taking a mini-laser and zapping out the hair follicles one at a time. In order for laser hair to be more perma-

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nent, we use electrolysis, which gets rid of the hair for good. This has given the clients as close to 100% results as possible.” The Beauty and Health Institute is licensed in Florida by the Department of Health, Department of Education, Board of Medicine, Board of Electrolysis, Board of Massage, and the Commission for Independent Education. The school is a member of the American Electrolysis Society and the Society for Clinical & Medical Hair Removal, Inc. They are also Nationally Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, an approved MyCAA School through Veterans Affairs, and they accept the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The career opportunities in the beauty, health and wellness industry are endless, so, if you are ready for an exciting new opportunity, give the Beauty and Health Institute a call today! The Beauty and Health Institute is located at 11309 Countryway Boulevard in Westchase. To find out more about the classes or services they offer, visit them on the web at www.BHI.edu or call them at (813) 749-1800. To speak to someone in Spanish please call (813) 749-1814.

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Citrus Park ER Now Open Medical Center of Trinity’s new free standing emergency department, Citrus Park ER, is now open. The Citrus Park ER is located at 12922 Sheldon Road, Tampa, Florida 33626 (corner of Citrus Park Drive and Sheldon Road). For more information call 813-282-2850. The Citrus Park ER now offers convenient access to emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week with all the resources one needs for acute care of a serious illness or injury. The Citrus Park ER provides even more advanced emergency services than an urgent care center; this full service ER will also accept patients via ambulance and have on site CT scan, ultrasound, x-ray, and laboratory services. The Citrus Park ER is now staffed by physicians Board Certified in Emergency Care and nurses with emergency care experience and certifications. Benefits of the Citrus Park ER include: · Convenient access from home, school and work · Shorter wait times · The same services and level of care consistent with a traditional hospital

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emergency department · Warm & inviting clinical environment · Telemedicine capabilities · Enables first responders to return much more quickly to the field · National certifications through Medical Center of Trinity The Citrus Park ER is located on the corner of Citrus Park Drive and Sheldon Road at 12922 Sheldon Road in Tampa. For more information please call (813) 282-2850.

About Medical Center of Trinity Medical Center of Trinity is a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tricounty area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include, behavioral health, cancer care, cardio pulmonary, rehabilitation (June 2015), diagnostic imaging, emergency care for adults and kids, heart & vascular, men’s health, minimally invasive surgical specialties, neurosurgery, obstetrics

including NICU, (NICU/November 2015), open heart surgery, rehabilitation services, robotic assisted surgery, sleep center, spine & orthopedics, women’s health, women’s imaging center with comprehensive breast care, wound care & hyperbaric medicine. Medical Center of Trinity has received Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care.

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Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on four key quality measures heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. For more information on Medical Center of Trinity, visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com or call (727) 834-4000. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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Westchase - Vol. 4, Issue 7, July 2015  

The July edition of the Westchase Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.