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Vol. 4, Issue 9, September 2013

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

Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine, Where Advanced Technology Makes a Difference By Katie Thomas

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Barkdoll Massage Therapy, Where the Massage Comes to You

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Baltimore where she trained at the Baltimore School of Massage. Licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia and See “Barkdoll Massage” on page 32

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Licensed Massage Therapist Karla Barkdoll

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Massage is a universal language that has been “spoken” for centuries in every region of the globe, and it has many benefits including the ability to reduce anxiety, relieve pain, reduce blood pressure, and aid in relaxation. For many people, massage is a rare treat that they look forward to at the spa or as an experience during their vacation. Others use massage on a regular basis to help with chronic pain, reduce inflammation or to help heal after an injury. Whatever your reason for wanting a massage, Barkdoll Massage Therapy makes it easy, affordable

and best of all, Barkdoll comes to you. Barkdoll Massage Therapy, which is an entirely mobile-based massage business, is based in the Trinity area and is owned and operated by Licensed Professional, Karla Barkdoll, who has been in the massage industry since 2001. Serving Trinity and the surrounding communities, Barkdoll Massage Therapy is completely different in that it takes all of the stress out of your massage experience by bringing it straight to you. No traffic, no stress, just pure relaxation where you feel most comfortable! Originally from a small town in central Pennsylvania, Karla moved to

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Jay A. Nelson, D.M.D. and the friendly, professional staff at Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine in Lutz welcome new patients

Nelson Dentistry has been serving the community with quality dental care in Lutz and surrounding areas for over twenty-five years. Emphasizing laser dentistry, cosmetic smile makeovers and dental sleep medicine, Nelson Dentistry is well equipped with the latest knowledge and advances in technology to provide the very best in dental care for you and your family. Jay A. Nelson, D.M.D. earned his bachelor of science summa cum laude from Rutgers University and later earned his dental degree from the University of

Pennsylvania. Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. Dr. Nelson is committed to continuing his education in order to stay on top of new advances in his field and sharpen his expertise in all fields related to dentistry. He has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic dentists, so rest assured that you are See “Nelson Dentistry” on page 30


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Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center Hosts 5K / 1 Mile Race to Benefit Education On November 2, 2013, Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center will be hosting a 5K / 1-mile race to benefit educational programs in the Pasco County area. More specifically, the race will benefit two programs – the Advanced Placement program and the Interact Club – that are close to the hearts of Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center owners Mike and Christine Gilmore because their daughter Courtney was a very involved high school student in those programs. Mike and Christine are asking the public to join in the race to help honor Courtney. “Our daughter, Courtney and her friend Kimberlee, were in both of these programs giving us insight into the drive and cost necessary to excel in academics. On July 2, 2013, both young ladies were taken from us in a tragic car accident. We would like to fulfill their ambition and determina-

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tion by donating proceeds* of this race to the programs they were so passionately involved in. “Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States created by the College Board offering collegelevel curriculum and examinations to high school students. American colleges often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores above a certain number on the examinations. Unfortunately, a burden is placed upon so many bright students because much of the cost goes directly to the student for books and supplies. We want to take that burden from the student so that they can focus on their studies alone. “The Interact Club is an international organization of service and social clubs for young people of secondary school age that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and

promotes international understanding and peace.” Mike & Christine Gilmore’s business, Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center, will host the run and is seeking sponsorships. Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center is located at 10720 SR 54, Suite 105 in Trinity, FL 34655. Please call 727-807-3295 for more information about registering for the 5K / 1-mile race or for sponsorship information. There will be a sign-up party on September 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Precise Nutrition & Fitness Center. Sign up that day and get a free smoothie! *A ledger will be made available to all those requesting to show the use of proceeds.

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Community Calendar The Learning Express Grand Opening Wed., Sept. 18 – Sun., Sept. 22, 14 PM––The Learning Express, located at 7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall (3 Doors Down From Macy's), cordially invites you to visit during its Grand Opening Weekend Extravaganza! The five-day event (Sept. 18– 22, 1 – 4 PM) will feature 20% off storewide and on Friday – Sunday, guests can enjoy games, contests, raffles, prizes, free face painting & balloon designs. Plus Elmo will be there! For more information, please call (813) 774-2678 Senior Sports Softball League & More! Fri., Sept 20, 8:30 AM––Softball registration at Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3932 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. Senior Sports has fun-filled competition in a Slo Pitch Softball League, Golf, Tennis and Bowling, and is now taking calls for any of these activities. Last fall and winter, the softball league played Friday mornings at the Land O

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Lakes Community Center Park, where many new friends were made. This year, the league will play at the Land O lakes Recreation Complex, 3932 Collier Parkway. Teams will be made up on a balanced basis so all can enjoy the play. Golf is now played each Wednesday at a variety of rotating courses. Competitive Team Tennis is developing for team play over a several counties. For more information on Senior Sports activities, please call Walt Bockmiller at 813-527-8211. Pasco County Charity Golf Tournament Tickets Available Sat., Nov. 9––The Alzheimer's Family Organization/Full Circle Financial – TFA, will hold its 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Seven Springs Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. in New Port Richey (off Little Road). Registration begins at 6:30 AM, with an 8 AM Shotgun Start. The event will consist of 18 Holes of Golf/Four Person Scramble. Also included is a continental break-

fast, lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Top 3 Teams, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Hole-In-One (A new car and other prizes provided by Friendly Kia in New Port Richey). Full Circle Financial will be sponsoring a PUTTING CONTEST for a chance to win $10,000. Cost to play in this event is $85 per person. The Alzheimer's Family Organization services the central Florida area, including Citrus, Hernando, Northern Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, Sumter, Northern Pinellas and Southern Marion Counties. Proceeds from this event will help individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in our coverage area. For more information please call 727-848-8888 or toll free at 888-496-8004. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 522 7th Annual Dwight Harrah Memorial Golf Tournament Sun., Oct. 6, 1 PM Shotgun Start––at Belleview Biltmore Golf Club 1501 Indian Rocks Road in Belleair. The 7th Annual Dwight Harrah Memorial Golf Tournament will feature a Raffle, Silent Auction, and din-

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ner following the tournament. Tournament Prizes and Team Awards given for: closest to the pin hole; longest drive hole; putting skills contest. Entry Fees: Foursomes – $300; Individual Golfer – $80. Entry forms available online at: www.vva522.org. Payments can be made using PayPal on the website. Or, checks should be payable to: Florida Vietnam Veterans Assistance Foundation (FVVAF), PO Box 650705, Vero Beach, FL 32965. For additional information, visit www.vva522.org or call 813-9172688. FREE Pasco County Extension Service Program Sat., Sept. 28, 10–11 AM––Hydroponics: Discover secrets to success with growing hydroponically. Basic start-up equipment and care will be shared. This Pasco Extension seminar is FREE to the public. Location: Home Depot, 10017 US 19 in Port Richey. NaraNon Meetings Nar-Anon is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction and there are meetings held

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weekly. For more information visit Naranonfl.org or call the Help Line, 1-888947-8885. Local meetings are: Tuesdays, 7 PM––Hope Church, 5107 Lutz Lake Fern Rd. (*NaraTeen same location, day and time) Thursdays, 7 PM––Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Pkwy. (Immaculata Hall - Room E - back entrance) Saturdays, 10 AM–– United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar Wednesdays, 8 PM––Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd., New Port Richey Mondays, 7 PM––Turning Point, Mary Martha Bldg., 6227 Sheldon Rd., Tampa Thursdays, 7 PM––Christ the King Church, 821 S Dale Mabry (2-story bldg. across parking lot, Room 203) Tuesdays, 6:45 PM––All Saints Church, 1700 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs (*NaraTeen meeting - same day, time and location) Gobbler 5K Thanksgiving Morning Run Thanksgiving Morning––Starkey Park in New Port Richey is the site for the Gobbler 5K. Registration begins at

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7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Hosted by First Christian Academy (727-943-7411), the Gobbler 5K promises to be a fun-filled family event. Sponsors are needed. Sponsorship forms and registration forms are online at www.Gobbler5K.com or Active.com. Participants will be chip timed and will receive a finisher’s medal, dri-fit t-shirt, parking pass and refreshments. 20th Annual Flapjack 5K Sun., Dec. 15, 8 AM––The Land O’ Lakes Cross Country team and the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce have been partnering for the past 19 years to bring this family fitness oriented race to our area. Marked by affordable entry fees, awards for the entire family, and flapjacks after the race this will be the 20th Anniversary. The 5K Race begins at 8 AM and the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 AM. The Flapjack 5K Race is at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639. For more information including an application or sponsorship information please visit the chamber website, www.CentralPascoChamber.com or contact race director Kris Keppel at jkeppel@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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Community News Briefs Medical Center of Trinity Announces Major Advancement in the Treatment of Lung Cancer Medical Center of Trinity announced a major addition to its cancer treatment arsenal. and is now utilizing Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® (ENB) ™ to access and biopsy lesions deep in the lung. The superDimension® i-Logic™ System is a minimally invasive option for patients who have been identified as having a small or hard-to-reach lesion on their lung that is inaccessible through traditional bronchoscope. The ENB procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter-based system that uses the patient’s natural airways to reach these particular masses. ENB is typically an outpatient procedure and minimizes the need for more invasive surgical procedures to assess lesions in the distant regions of the lung, where more than two-thirds of all cancers are found. This new procedure minimizes the need for more conventional assessments, such as thorascopic or percutaneous needle

biopsy, which may require an inpatient stay and can cause complications such as a collapsed lung. This procedure may be used when an abnormal finding in a distant part of the lung has been found on an x-ray, CT scan or PET-CT scan that may be caused by infection, inflammation or cancer. Small lesions in the outer area of the lung are difficult to reach for diagnosis and treatment. “Traditional bronchoscopy frequently fails to reach the outer areas of the lungs often leading to more invasive surgical options for diagnosis,” says Dr. Nagesh Salian, pulmonologist. The Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® will allow a physician to locate, test, diagnose, and potentially treat the one legion even in the outer areas of the lungs,” he added. How does it work? After a lesion has been detected through CT, the patient’s scan is loaded into planning software that creates a 3D roadmap of the lungs. A bronchoscope is placed through the patient’s mouth and into the airways of the lungs. The ENB’s catheters are next placed in the chan-

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nel of the bronchoscope. The electromagnetic sensors in the catheters guide the physician to the targeted lesion. Once there, the guide catheter is removed and the extended working channel catheter remains. Biopsy tools are then placed through the working catheter to obtain tissue samples for testing and diagnosis. Upon completion of the procedure, the patient goes to recovery and, in the vast majority of cases, discharged home. “Bringing this technology to our community is a huge step forward,” said Lawrence Hochman, DO, FACRO (Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncologists), “This gives our patients access to diagnostic and treatment options on par with university centers. “We are proud to offer this technology to the community which further enhances our Accredited Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer,” said Leigh Massengill, CEO of Medical Center of Trinity. “News that a spot (lesion), deep in your lung, has been found and a lung biopsy needs to be performed raises many concerns and emotions. It is important to know that you may have options close to home.”

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Tampa Bay Beta Sigma Phi City Council Seeks New Members The Tampa Bay Area Beta Sigma Phi City Council is seeking new members in the Tampa Bay Area. Beta Sigma Phi is an International Friendship Sorority, where friendships develop and are deepened while learning through chapter programs or philanthropy done throughout the communities. Sisters in Beta Sigma Phi belong to chapters consisting of 1-15 members, ages 18 and up. Cultural programs and meetings are held once or twice a month in members homes or at local gathering spots, to encourage personal growth and to heighten community awareness, such as collecting clothing for the needy, volunteering services to local food banks, visiting wineries, art museums, ballets, musicals activities that are fun, entertaining and rewarding for all. “In addition to helping make the best friends of your lifetime, Beta Sigma Phi has many benefits of membership,” says Theta Beta President Anita Douglas. Members enjoy benefits such as scholarships, conventions around the globe, on-line chapters, insurance programs, cruises, and

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the legacy membership for the younger women. Douglas adds, “If you are a leader, Beta Sigma Phi provides offices to be held by members in both chapters and city council. However, the sole purpose of Beta Sigma Phi is to make your life a work of art, a masterpiece of Beauty, Love and Truth. There are several chapters in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, and we would like to invite the females in the Trinity Area to join in the fun shared by all Beta Sigma Phi Members.” If you are looking for the social benefit accompanied by assisting others, please contact Theta Beta President Anita Douglas at (727) 809-6269 for additional information. She says, “Tampa City Council has a fantastic "RUSH" planned for January, and we are looking forward to meeting many new prospective members.” Wells Fargo Presents Contribution to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida was recently presented with a check for $8,000 from Wells Fargo. The funding will used to sponsor Sertoma’s school screening program in Pasco County.

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Sertoma Speech & Hearing volunteers, led by Hearing Screen Coordinator Pat Manfredo, perform state education department mandated hearing screens for all Headstart, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade students, as well as, sixth grade students at the local middle schools. Each year the volunteers test more than 11,000 students to make sure they can hear properly at various frequencies. If they have difficulty hearing at any of those frequencies, they are referred for further diagnostic testing to determine if they require hearing aids. “Wells Fargo has been supporting our hearing screening program in Pasco schools since 2004. In the years they have been the sponsor this program has grown considerably with all of the new elementary and middle schools being added, in fact Wells Fargo has increased their funding to meet the cost of the program. We are very grateful for their support,” said Craig McCart, Executive Director of the Sertoma Foundation. Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an

Sunlake Staff Pre-game Tailgate Party!!

The Sunlake High School Staff enjoy a pre-game tailgate party before each home game. Recently they also enjoyed watching the Seahawks defeat County powerhouse

Pasco Pirates 17-6!! Come out and watch your exciting Sunlake Seahawks!! Sunlake High School is located at 3023 Sunlake Blvd in Land O’ Lakes.

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Kiefer Village Jewels Pasco’s First and Only Official Rolex Dealer By Katie Thomas Kiefer Village Jewels is a leader in the Tampa Bay area in providing professional, knowledgeable service to customers looking to share in the exciting experience of fine jewelry. Kiefer’s was voted Best Jeweler in Pasco County for the last three years and was recently awarded the Chamber of Commerce Award for Small Business of the Year. As one of only three Official Rolex Jewelers in the Tampa Bay area, Kiefer’s offers highly attentive service that is simpatico with the elegance of all Rolex jewelers – courteous, loyal and high in standards. Located on State Road 54 in Lutz, Kiefer’s offers customers a chance to liberally try on exquisite jewelry in a fun, relaxed, no-pressure environment. Clients are treasured here, very much like each unique piece of beautiful jewelry within the store. In addition to the fabulous jewelry and bridal collections from top designers and the sophisticated selection of Rolex watches, Kiefer’s has popular selections from Pandora and the new trendy designs by Alex and Ani, made in the U.S. with all recyclable materials, as well as custom designs, expert watch and jewelry repair and restoration. Kiefer’s is family owned and operated, which allows for a more personal experience. In 1997, David and Wendy Hevia bought the Village Jewel, established in 1957 in down-

town Dade City, from the Kiefer family renaming it Kiefer Village Jewels. With the success of the Dade City store, the couple decided to expand, opening their 2nd location in a strip center in Lutz in 2002. The community immediately welcomed the new neighborhood jeweler to town so the Hevias started planning for a larger permanent location. David explains how they planned the new store’s home from the ground up, “Wendy and I would sit at our kitchen table and draw out what we wanted the store to represent. From the glass cases, elegant lighting, open area and personalized amenities, we custom designed the entire building. David and Wendy share natural affinity for fine jewelry and actually met while working at the prominent guild jewelry chain, Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Wendy grew up in her family’s jewelry store and David began selling jewelry while in college at USF. In addition, their store manager, Jeff Booth, formerly J.T. of Avant Gold Jewelers, brings his 25 years to the Kiefer team. Jeff’s well-defined work ethic has kept customers raving about his service and great attitude. Between Wendy, David, Jeff and the rest of the Kiefer Team, there is more than a century of combined experience. Their mission reads “Our mission is to serve our customers, our community, and our employees with the same passion we have for unique affordable fine jewelry by providing a

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personalized experience, with high ethical standards and professionalism.” After spending time in the store, it’s apparent they set their sights on achieving this mission. Official Rolex Jeweler – Timeless Luxury Watches Professionalism, high-quality merchandising and workmanship all must meet Rolex guidelines in order to become an Official Rolex Jeweler. Rolex looks for long-term relationships, so they study every detail of the business model in their quest to find the perfect partner. Less than 2% of fine jewelers in the nation are invited into the Rolex family. Kiefer’s considers it an honor to carry this classic timepiece that stands the test of time in value, prestige, and elegance. David says, “We carry Rolex as our flagship line. When you are an Official Rolex Jeweler, you don’t need to carry a bunch of other lines trying to make an impression. Rolex is known as the King of watches!” Kiefer’s also is an official service provider offering advice and consultation for collectors and repairs. Kiefer’s receives the newest Rolex models regularly. New models are released in Basel, Switzerland and usu-

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ally take a very long time to get into stores. But as an elite Official Rolex Jeweler, you can always find the newest sought-after timepieces in the showcases at Kiefer’s. In addition, the store also carries Ernest Borel watches, Swiss-made since 1855. Jeff says, “Ernest Borel offers a fine-looking romantic line, which has matching his and hers styles that are very handsome. The Ernest Borel line is still made with a lot of handwork to this day in their own factory in Switzerland.” Added to that, Kiefer’s carries their own watch brand composed of all Swiss movements and high-grade stainless steel cases. Kiefer watches feature Synthetic Sapphire Crystals, a five-year warranty and free batteries for life. If you are looking for a quality watch, Kiefer’s has all price ranges – from $200 to $35,000, there is a watch for every budget and wrist.

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Bridal Jewelry to Love & Cherish Kiefer’s has everything you need when it comes to bridal jewelry. Whether you are looking for the perfect ring for your beloved, attendants’ gifts or anniversary presents, you’ll find an extensive selection of fine options. Kiefer’s has its own Facebook app called “The Vow,” which allows you to view engagement rings, create wish lists, share photos and see how the ring would look on your finger. All

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Kiefer Village Jewels showcases the finest bridal and jewelry collections from top designers, as well as the wildly popular jewelry by Pandora and trend-setting Alex and Ani rings on the app can be viewed at 360 degrees. Kiefer’s carries the best bridal lines from the classic Elma Gil, A Jaffe, and Artcarved - to the up and coming line, Diadori. And if you don’t see something you like, they can custom make anything using state-of-the-art Computer Design. Kiefer’s was the first to carry the Romance line within the Tampa Bay area and is excited to watch the new line take off! State-of-the-Art Jewelry Design & Repair Center Kiefer’s has a team of three fulltime jewelers, including a laser welder

and experts in jewelry repair, restoration and design. With a combined 80 years of experience, the jewelry craftsmen at Kiefer’s are masters. The store is designed for you to be able to view your jewelry being repaired through a shop window or on a TV monitor on the sales floor, where you can actually see the precise details of the laser work in action. David says, “The benefit of the laser work is that repairs last three times longer and the results are phenomenal!” Kiefer’s not only has the latest in jewelry repair technology, they stand behind their repair work with a 1-year limited warranty. All repairs are followed up with a friendly phone call to guarantee your satisfaction. Kiefer’s prides themselves in their follow-up on repairs, purchases, and helping customers maintain their warranty coverages. They are committed to helping you care for your jewelry so it will last a lifetime. The personalized work ethic at Kiefer’s paired with its commitment to community is unbeatable. Kiefer’s has supported Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Bob Sierra YMCA, the United Way, Metropolitan Ministries Boys & Girls Club, most all the local PTA’s, and more, along with serving on several boards. Wendy says, “We strive to be

a part of our community and help out in any way possible.” Kiefer’s was awarded “Philanthropic Small Business of the Year” by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. Catering to customers is the main priority at Kiefer’s, so if you are shopping for that special something, stop in and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, while you ponder the possibilities. There is even a kids’ area and customer lounge in this store that was designed to be both comfortable and exquisite. The Kiefer interest-free VIP card makes any purchase affordable and the Kiefer Rewards Card pays you back with dollars to spend on future purchases. And looking for a great place to sell your old gold and diamonds? Kiefer’s has been the leader for offering fair values since they mainly seek to build long-lasting relationships. Kiefer’s is located at 24144 State Road 54 in Lutz. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Mon. – Fri., Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 12 – 5 p.m. on Sun. Visit www.KVJewels.com for more information or call (813) 909-2393. You also can follow Kiefer Village Jewels on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Quality Plus Cleaners – Expert Care for Your Clothing & Textiles By Marcy Sanford Do shirt stains stress you out? Are you anxious about clothing alterations? Have obnoxious odors on household fabrics started to overwhelm you? Then you need to turn to Quality Plus Cleaners for expert help. Since 1985 people who take pride in their clothes and home have relied on Quality Plus Cleaners for their superior dry cleaning and laundry services. Let the friendly, clothing professionals at Quality Plus Cleaners at 6050 Van Dyke Road help you look your best today. Locally owned and operated, Quality Plus Cleaners’ expert fabric care professionals take great pride in the attention to detail and remarkable care they give to every item that comes to them. From dress shirts to fur coats, leather jackets to wedding gowns, every item that comes to Quality Plus Cleaners undergoes a complete inspection before the dry cleaning process. They assess the item and determine the best cleaning methods and techniques needed to give your clothing the best results. To guarantee that your clothing is returned to you looking as good as brand new, Quality Plus Cleaners also

inspects the hems, buttons, shoulder pads, and trimmings on your clothes and reinforces or repairs them when necessary. Shirts: When you drop off your clothes at Quality Plus Cleaners, you can be assured that their gentle cleaning methods will reduce the wear and tear on your shirts. They do not use harsh chemicals and they wash clothing at a temperature that greatly reduces fading and fraying over time. Once cleaned, they perfectly press collars and cuffs and each shirt is hand finished and packed. Leather, Suede, Fur: Quality Plus Cleaners are experts at cleaning leather, suede, fur, or garments with suede, fur, or leather trim. They can even finish and restore and repair rips and tears and replace worn or torn linings. Alterations: Quality Plus Cleaners offer the finest professional tailoring and alterations. Their experienced team of tailors and seamstresses can handle it all from minor alterations to major tailoring. The highly knowledgeable alterations staff uses state-of-the-art sewing equipment to guarantee that your garment will fit perfectly. They specialize in couture alterations, which includes

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extensive tailoring. Quality Plus Cleaners’ alterations department is able to replace missing beads, sequins, and crystals to any garments. They are also able to custom fit bridal gowns, alter suede, and hem leather or denim jeans. Wedding Dresses and Formal Gowns: If you want to preserve your wedding gown or keep a favorite formal looking its best, turn to Quality Plus Cleaners for their expert touch. In order to provide you with extraordinary results, they thoroughly inspect your beloved dress. After a meticulous review of the fabric, seams, and embroidering, they devise the ideal cleaning method based on years of experience. Quality Plus Cleaners can even return your gown placed in an acid-free, quality preservation box, which is then placed in a cotton dust cover. This ensures that your valued gown will be preserved for years to come.

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Household Items: Quality Plus Cleaners understands the substantial investments you have made to create a beautiful home. They offer complete and thorough cleaning and restoration for area rugs, drapery, and table, bed, and bath linens. Quality Plus Cleaners is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to clean the most delicate fabrics. If you need drapes, curtains, or window treatments cleaned, Quality Plus Cleaners can send a professional customer service representative to detach and re-hang your drapery. Quality Plus Cleaners’ reputation with household items is so well known that many national insurance companies turn to them to restore their clients’ clothing,

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draperies, and home furnishings when smoke and water damage occur. Same Day Service for Dry Cleaning: If you bring an item to Quality Plus Cleaners by 9 a.m., you’ll be able to pick it up after 5 p.m. the same day. They also offer home and office delivery. Your Cleaner, Greener Cleaners: Quality Plus Cleaners is dedicated to using environmentally friendly products and state-of-the art equipment. Their environmentally friendly cleaning methods mean that when you bring a garment to Quality Plus Cleaners, it won’t be exposed to harsh chemicals and will be returned to you with no harsh smells or chemicals that will irritate your skin. Not only is this practice good for you and the environment, but it is also good for your garment since no harsh chemicals means the fabric will last longer. Quality Plus Cleaners is a family owned business that has been dedicated to their customers since they

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opened their first store in 1985. Now, 23 stores later, you are sure to find a Quality Plus Cleaners that is convenient to where you live or work and you can be sure that you’ll always receive the same service and dedication to excellence. “We recruit people who care about clothes,” says owner Hass Agemy. “Every item is cleaned at our facilities on Race Track Road so we can ensure it meets our standards of perfection. We are great at removing the most difficult stains – even blueberry and red wine and nothing leaves our cleaning room until it is spot free.” Quality Plus Cleaners in Lutz is located in Van Dyke Crossing at 6050 Van Dyke Road, and can be reached by phone at 813-960-3413. Visit www.QPCleaners.com for all store locations and to get the latest on weekly specials and coupons. Hours for all locations are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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Peaceful Endings for All Faiths Begin at Trinity Memorial Gardens By Julie Kanehl How would you like to be remembered? Let’s face it, it’s not the hottest topic to talk about over the dinner table, but it is an important one. Shouldn’t we at least have the conversation about how we’d like to be remembered when the time comes? Shouldn’t we have an opinion and make it known now, and choose the way we would want to be memorialized? Trinity Memorial Gardens, at 12609 Memorial Drive in Trinity, just off of S.R. 54, is fully prepared to help people of all faiths make these difficult decisions while honoring their beliefs and making the grieving process as easy as possible. Choosing your legacy is important, and while it may be a tough, often uncomfortable conversation to have, it’s one worth having. The greatest gift you can give to your fam-

ily after you pass is to have your wishes in writing, your plans in place, and better yet – your final goodbye completely arranged. In the midst of grief and loss, it’s an unimaginable task for a grieving family member to wonder, “What would they have wanted?” The professional staff at Trinity Memorial Gardens, which is locally and independently owned, is experienced at guiding individuals and families on how someone should be remembered. Whether working with individuals who want to have their plans in place way in advance, or working with mourning families who have recently lost a loved one, the kind, experienced staff members are helpful in navigating the many choices and options involved, so that your family can be comforted, and each person’s final wishes can be brought to fruition. General Manager David Czech

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says, “Our focus is educating the community about their options. There are endless options, and families don’t know that; they don’t know until it is time.” He explains, “It’s a ministry that we do in actually engaging in educating the community on death and dying.” Trinity Memorial Gardens is prepared to help families remember the individual who has passed by celebrating their lives and making their funeral as unique and personal as the individ-

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ual, or the family, would like it to be. Catering to families of all faiths, they have a beautiful facility for funeral services, an expansive and beautifully manicured cemetery and offer crematory services as well. When someone passes, all of their needs can be cared for with dignity, at Trinity Memorial Gardens. Comfort Those You Love After You’ve Passed Prearranging a funeral is a great

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way to comfort those you love after you have died, and prearranging is not as unusual as you might think. In fact, these days, people are taking an active role in their funeral plans, and they are designing a funeral for themselves with their families in mind. This takes the heavy burden off of children, loved ones, and siblings who may have to guess on important decisions such as burial versus cremation. In fact, many are designing funerals that focus less on their passing and more on the beautiful life and the relationships that made their lives so special. In order to do so, some difficult questions have to be asked. Here are a few of the tough questions. Do you

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want to be buried? Would you like a fancy casket or a simple one? Would you prefer to be cremated? Would you want an urn? Would you prefer to be scattered? Would you like a headstone? Would you prefer to be buried with someone or by someone? Would you prefer to be placed in an aboveground mausoleum? These are just a few of the many questions that the employees of Trinity Memorial Gardens are prepared to help you decide. Whatever your personal wishes are, it’s important to share your wishes and make a plan. The questions are hard now; imagine how much harder they would be for your children or loved ones in the days following your passing. Prearranging your funeral takes the burden off of your family, and gives you peace of mind. Czech says, “Prearranging has so many benefits. It’s the greatest gift

you can ever leave your family. Another benefit is that when you prearrange, you lock in the price and can pay over a period of time for the funeral you desire.” If you haven’t thought about it, it’s time to start the dialogue with those around you, and you’ll be surprised by the answers, because they may not be the answers that you expected. Whatever your wishes, it’s as easy as sitting down with the professionals at Trinity Memorial Gardens and making a plan. Prearranged funerals are like giving a final gift to those who love and cherish you the most. Trinity Memorial Gardens Helps Families Grieve Many people believe that the funeral is for the person who has passed, but when you think about it, a funeral is really a time and a place for everyone who loved you to come together in unity and go through the many emotions that go with grieving. There are many stages to grief, and funerals, while sad, are helpful in the healing process for those who are mourning. The beautiful and recently renovated funeral home at Trinity Memorial Gardens can accommodate many different styles of funerals, from intimate family gatherings, to large wakes where hundreds of people may come to pay their respects. Equally, the vast 40-acre cemetery, which is only 40% developed at this time, is a serene place to say goodbye, and to come and visit with those who have passed. The beautiful cemetery at Trinity Memorial Gardens is reminiscent of a park, with beautiful landscaping, fountains and flowers. This tranquil landscape is divided into large sections that are designated by faith. In essence, there are many minicemeteries within the grounds that cater to different faiths, as well as lovely grounds dedicated to those who

prefer a non-denominational burial. Also on the grounds is an impressive mausoleum that offers indoor and outdoor burial options. The cathedrallike stained glass windows welcome visitors into a climate-controlled atmosphere where family members can sit comfortably, rain or shine, and honor those who have died. From plots for one, to private mini estates and family dedicated mausoleums, Trinity Memorial Gardens can help your loved one rest in peace, and give survivors a place to come and peacefully remember those who have gone ahead. If someone you love has passed away, think of Trinity Memorial Gardens, for they can help you and your family create a funeral arrangement for your loved one that will be heartfelt, personal and peaceful. Czech says, “We aim to be pillars of strength and certainty in our community.” If you are ready to make your wishes known, and in doing so, give a long-lasting gift to your loved ones by preparing arrangements now, please consider working with the experienced Trinity Memorial Gardens staff, who will make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Their mission statement says it all: “We pledge to fulfill our trust and obligation to every Trinity Memorial Gardens family property owner and to all the communities we serve.” Trinity Memorial Gardens is located at 12609 Memorial Drive in Trinity. For more information on planning a funeral arrangement for yourself or for a loved one, call (813) 920-4241 or (727) 3767824, or toll free at 888) 2715820. Visit online at www.trinitymemorial.com for additional information.

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hen I asked 1-800-GOTJUNK? owners Troy and Rachelle White what the strangest thing their team has ever hauled away, they had a quick reply, “A coffin, tollbooth, and truckloads of mannequins.” 1-800-GOTJUNK? is a full-service junk removal service for your home or business including offices, retail locations, and constructions sites. Wherever you have junk in Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco Counties, 1-800-GOTJUNK? will come haul it away for you. “No job is too big or too small,” says Troy. “Our friendly professional haulers will handle almost any kind of junk as long as it is non-hazardous. We pick up single items or can handle multiple truckloads of junk for commercial and residential clients. Our friendly, uniformed drivers will do all the lifting for you, clean up, and haul your junk away. More than 60 percent of what we haul away is recycled or reused and our haulers will do the sorting for you to determine if something should go to the dump, local chari-

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upbeat and extremely competent in loading so as to minimize cost. The team was diligent in the use of their time as well as mine. Overall it was a positive experience. Thank you!” Up-Front Pricing: With 1-800GOT-JUNK? there are no hidden costs or surprise fees. They will come to you and give you a free estimate. “Aaron and his crew showed up right on time with a few hours notice, were able to give us a quote, then were able to start right away and even bring another crew to remove all of our debris. All the staff were courteous and worked extremely hard. I will certainly be using them in the future,” says Janet M. Most of the time 1-800-GOTJUNK? is able to provide same day service. You can call them to set up a time for removal or go online at www.1800GOTJUNK.com whichever is more convenient for you. Environmentally Friendly: More than 60 percent of the junk that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hauls away is donated to charities, recycled or taken to the transfer station to be made into energy. Nationwide, 1800-GOT-JUNK? has saved more

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than 2.4 billions pounds of junk from the landfill. Troy says, “Our employees will sort through your junk and pull out the pieces that can be reused, recycled, or repurposed so that you don’t have to. All you have to do is point us to your pile of junk and let us take care of the rest.” Great Customer Service: The Tampa 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise has won customer service of the year and franchise of the year awards and Troy and Rachelle pride themselves on the great customer service that they and all the employees at 1-800GOT-JUNK? provide to their customers. “We are committed to providing our customers with up-

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front rates, and on-time friendly, professional service that exceeds their expectations,” says Troy. According to their many happy customers like Julie C., they are succeeding. She says, “Fast service, courteous employees! Came quickly to haul away junk when I needed them. Constantly gave me updates on their arrival time. Were very kind and helpful. And swept up after they filled truck. Would highly recommend! Thank you!” Residential & Commercial Service: In addition to helping multitudes of people reclaim their attics and garages, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has teamed with many business professionals to help them with their junk removal needs. They work with contractors, property managers, real estate agents, apartment managers, and other businesses. They also specialize

in foreclosure and estate clean outs, as well as tenant trash outs. 1-800GOT-JUNK? is fully licensed and insured and their commitment to excellence will ensure that your home or place of business is spotless in no time. Commitment to Community: Troy and Rachelle also feel a deep commitment to helping their community and have helped out local organization such as Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, Attention Home, and Youths Empowered to Achieve. Appliances, mattresses, carpet,

tires, printers, yard debris, garbage, furniture, TVs, computers – whatever it is that has taken over your space, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help. Need to reclaim or clean up your space? Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK. They will give you your space back. To schedule a free estimate of your junk removal call 1-800GOT-JUNK or visit their website www.1800GOTJUNK.com/tampa. They offer same day estimates and same day removal service throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

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“News Briefs” Continued from page 7 infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida assists hard of hearing babies and children to hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically and socially. More information about Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is is online at www.familyhearinghelp.org. Land O' Lakes-Based Female Bariatric Surgeon’s Innovative Portion Control Product Aims To ‘Get On The Shelf’ in WalMart’s 2nd Annual Contest. Local inventors and co-owners of BariWare, LLC were thrilled to learn that their innovative portion control container, the BariBowl®, has advanced to the next round of WalMart’s “Get On The Shelf” contest. The BariBowl® was created by Florida’s first female bariatric surgeon, Dr. Tiffany Jessee and

Physician Assistant, Dezi Zevin, in an effort to help post-weight loss surgery patients manage their strict serving sizes at meal time. This brand new serving and measuring bowl, which is manufactured locally in Clearwater, now has a chance to be stocked on the coveted shelves of WalMart nationwide. “It was frustrating to watch our patients constantly struggle with their new diet guidelines, without any tools on the market to help them,” Dr. Jessee explains. “So we invented the BariBowl® based on our patients’ needs, and the results have been extremely positive. In fact, this product is being used not only by our bariatric patients, but by anyone who wants to eat healthier meals with easy portion control.” They quickly realized the potential to reach a broader market for their product as BariBowl® orders poured in from consumers across the United States. The BariBowl® appeals to those who are interested in managing their nutritional intake for a healthier life--diabetics, those battling obesity or childhood obesity, dieters and even body builders and athletes. Soon Bari-

Ware® was receiving numerous requests from multiple countries and promptly established a distributor for the Australian market, with similar plans being made for Canada and the U.K. BariWare is competing with other entrepreneurs and small businesses from around the country in the “Get On The Shelf” contest, where WalMart judges will evaluate which products garner the most public interest and online votes. Medical Center of Trinity Holds Second Annual “Expressions of Thanks” Youth Art Contest Medical Center of Trinity announces its 2nd annual “Expressions of Thanks” youth art contest to be held from Sept. 1, 2013 to Oct. 4, 2013 for all youth, grades K through 12 to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans, those who currently serve our great nation and their families. Students are invited to submit artwork, poetry, or an essay. Rules for the youth art contest are as follows: •Students submitting artwork, poem or essay must be in grades K-12 •Artwork must fit on an 8½” x

11” sheet of white paper •Artwork must be original and hand drawn/written •Students are allowed to use color with paint, pens, pencils, crayons and markers •Artwork should depict student’s idea of saying “Thank you to Veterans and members of the military” •No internet art, clipart or cut outs •Artwork must have the student’s name, grade and the name of the school printed clearly on the back All artwork must be submitted by October 4, 2013 to Medical Center of Trinity in one of two forms: •In person at the information desk at the main entrance 8 a.m.-8 p.m. •By mail: Medical Center of Trinity, Attention: Youth Art Contest, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655 Each participant receives a recognition certificate. 1st place winners in each grade level will receive a $25 gift card. The Grand Prize winner will receive their choice of either a bicycle or an IPOD! Call 727-834-4868 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com


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Every Child Deserves a Voice Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

By Dara Tucker Saturday, October 19, at the Carillon Parkway/Catalina Marketing Field the 4th annual Tampa Bay Walks for Talk to benefit children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech will be held. The event is a family-fun filled day including a walk, lunch, and games for kids. On-site registration and check-in begins at 10 a.m., and the walk begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. There is a family meet and greet after the walk at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the walk will benefit CASANA’s (The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) apraxia programs and research. CASANA is a source of in-

spiration and instrumental in helping many families and professionals gain the knowledge in apraxia needed to move children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) to develop meaningful speech. For many families it is the first place they look to for support after their child is diagnosed. According to CASANA Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder that first becomes apparent as a young child is learning speech. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia of speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech. Apraxia of speech is sometimes known as verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of speech, or verbal dyspraxia. The most important concept is the root word “praxis.” Praxis means

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planned movement. To some degree or another, a child with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech has difficulty programming and planning speech movements. Apraxia of speech is a specific speech disorder. This difficulty in planning speech movements is the missing key of childhood apraxia of speech. The challenge and difficulty that children with apraxia have in creating speech can be confusing to parents, especially when they observe the skill of learning to speak developing, seemingly without effort, in other children. Brenae Solis, the walk coordinator for Tampa Bay, turned to CASANA when her daughter Emily was diagnosed with apraxia at 22 months old. Brenae explains, “There was nowhere to go to in Florida for support at the time. CASANA is the national apraxia not-for-profit

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organization that is run out of Pittsburg. They helped me create a walk and support group here in Florida. The proceeds of our Tampa walk go to CASANA.”

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makers and other members of the public, provide network and partnership opportunities for parents and professionals to benefit children with CAS, facilitate better public policy and services for children affected by the disorder, create training and educational opportunities for Caleb and his siblings, Hannah, Nina and Jonah will families and professionals, and support be walking on October 19 to raise awareness for apraxia research, esapraxia. pecially research CASANA’s mission is to which identifies effective treatment strengthen the support systems in the and therapy for children with apraxia. lives of children with apraxia so that In addition to raising funds for each child is afforded their best oppor- apraxia, the walk is a great way for tunity to develop to their full potenfamilies to connect, raise awareness of tial. CASANA is a 501(c)3 public the disorder, and celebrate children charity and is the only national nonwith apraxia. The day will include profit organization dedicated exclufood, fun, crafts, games, entertainment sively to the needs of children with and music for the kids. If you register apraxia of speech. With the help of a child with apraxia of speech make fundraisers like the 4th annual Tampa sure you contact Justin LeWinter at Bay Walks for Talk, CASANA is able justinl@apraxia-kids.org by October 9 to provide multimedia information on with the child’s first and last name, CAS to families, professionals, policychild’s age, and your Walk name too.

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There is a special gift to present to each child on the day of the Walk in celebration of the children everyone will be there to support. Also be sure to register for the walk by Sunday, September 22 to receive an official Apraxia Walk t-shirt in your size. Jen Alfieri has a team walking for her son. Jen had never heard of apraxia before her third child, Caleb, was diagnosed at 33 months. Jen explains, “I knew something was wrong when he still wasn’t talking at two-and-a-half. I went to our pediatrician first, and then we went to Early Steps several times before we went to FDLRS (Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System). It was very frustrating because we were told so many different things before we got his diagnosis. He now receives support through the TALK Program in the school system and private therapy. He’s making great gains with the combination of

the two. The other day he strung three words together. Every child is different. For most children speech works itself out, but Caleb was one of 1,000 that it didn’t. I encourage moms to trust your instinct if you think something in wrong. Early intervention is critical.” Join a great cause, Saturday, October 19, and have a fun day at Carillon Parkway/Catalina Marketing Field, 120 Carillon Parkway, in St. Petersburg. Adult walkers are $20, and children under 18 are $10. For more information about the walk, or to donate to the walk, visit www.apraxia-kids.org.

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“Nelson Dentistry” Continued from page 1 receiving the best treatment possible. Dr. Nelson has earned his certificate in hard and soft tissue lasers, Six Month Smiles®, Nobelpharma implant restorations and the SomnoMed appliance to treat snoring and sleep apnea. Committed to comprehensive care that covers all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Nelson will evaluate your needs based on his extensive experience and knowledge. Nelson Dentistry is committed to natural looking dental work that is long-lasting and won’t cause you problems down the road. The office team has a priority to provide excellent service in a sterilized environment – always taking your safety into consideration with every procedure administered. Dr. Nelson’s expertise has landed him great accreditation and he serves as a professional consultant to the dental industry. He has discussed advances in modern dentistry on WFLA (NBC), WTVT (Fox) and WTOG (CW). Dental Services Offering the latest dental technology, Nelson Dentistry is equipped with the best the industry has to offer. Nelson Dentistry offers laser scanners,

which find cavities when they are extremely small and can be removed with small, invisible bonded fillings. Digital x-rays are available and offer 80% less radiation than standard x-rays. Non-surgical gum treatment is made possible at Nelson Dentistry with the latest in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), using the Periolase Laser. LANAP is the only FDA certified laser treatment for gum disease, which means you can have your gum disease treated without surgery. Dr. Nelson understands that many patients are frightened by dentistry and he offers compassionate care, along with a full range of relaxation dentistry (Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedatives are available). Nelson Dentistry offers minimal sedation dentistry, where patients simply take an oral pill before their visit, making them relaxed, yet conscious and able to respond to questions. When you fully awaken from your procedure, you will have very little memory of the experience, which is ideal for fearful people or those with busy schedules that need to get their work finished in a minimum number of visits. Computer imaging and intraoral cameras allow for thorough close-up pictures and images of expected results before your dental work is started, so

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you know exactly what you are getting. Dr. Nelson prides himself on “Smile Makeovers,” which can be performed in as little as two visits. If you have misshapen teeth, gaps or discoloration, porcelain veneers can help you get the natural, beautiful smile you have been longing for. The veneers fit over your teeth and are bonded to ensure a secure fit that feels comfortable. In addition to smile makeovers, Dr. Nelson offers KOR Whitening and Zoom Advanced Power whitening for a whiter, brighter smile! Nelson Dentistry offers the Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces system, which can give you a straight and beautiful smile without years of dental work. Clear tooth-colored brackets are

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used (which you can hardly see) and most teeth can be gently moved to the desired place within a six-month time frame! No more metal mouth! Dentures can be a hassle for many people, but Nelson Dentistry offers an alternative; permanent implants that look completely natural. With permanent implants, you won’t have to worry about excessive cleaning and not being able to enjoy your favorite foods. The VersaWave laser at Nelson Dentistry is absolutely unbelievable. Many fillings can now be filled in comfort, without shots or a drill. The laser sterilizes the tooth in need of filling and removes decay. Laser treatment for fillings actually reduces your chances of needing future crowns and root canals.

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Nelson Dentistry patient Kim says, “Dr. Jay Nelson and his staff exceeded my expectations. I have found a dentist and staff that not only provide excellent dental care by way of their knowledge and skill, they patiently answer all of my many and varied questions and go out of their way to make sure I am comfortable and reassured. I am very pleased with Dr. Nelson, his staff, and the services they provide.” Now Offering Complimentary Sleep Apnea and Snoring Consultations Sufficient sleep and rest are necessary in your life for optimal health and performance, and Dr. Nelson is serious in his efforts to provide top-notch dental sleep medical care to his patients. In 2012, Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine became the first facility in the state of Florida and one of the first 20 in the country to receive program accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). “The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine congratulates Nelson Dentistry on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a dental sleep medicine facility,” says Dr. Gail Demko, AADSM president. “Nelson Dentistry is a significant resource to the local sleep medi-

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cine community and will provide the highest quality care for patients with sleep-disordered breathing.” In order to receive accreditation, a dental sleep medicine facility must exceed all standards designated by the AADSM. Standards include: the continuing education of staff, a developed set of policies and procedures for accepting, treating and billing patients; as well as adherence to approved standards for safety and patient follow up. Dental sleep medicine is a growing section of dentistry with a focus on managing snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT). As an effective alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, OAT utilizes a “mouth guard-like” device worn during sleep in order for patients to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. OAT prevents the

airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue in the forward position or supporting the jaw. Dr. Nelson has the knowledge to help patients with your sleep problems in a way that doesn’t require a machine and can be more comfortable. His alternative to the CPAP is to custom-fit patients with an oral appliance, such as the SomnoMed, which is a small acrylic device that fits over the upper and lower teeth; realigning your jaw in order to open your airway and allow more air to flow into the lungs as you sleep. The SomnoMed device is much like a retainer or mouth guard – providing patients with an excellent success rate for sleep apnea and snoring prevention. Dr. Nelson and his staff at Nelson Dentistry are very excited about the future of dental sleep medicine and look forward to being a part of the innovative treatment options that they can now offer to their patients. Dr. Nelson was recently voted to

be included in the topDentists™ database provided by www.usatopdentists.com. The database is based upon peer reviews in which dentists and specialists throughout Florida have a chance to cast votes based on the abilities of other dentists. Dr. Nelson’s dedication to professionalism and innovative techniques in the dental industry makes him a wonderful candidate for topDentists™. He is more than capable of providing you with the quality service you deserve. Nelson Dentistry is located at 1928 Highland Oaks Boulevard in Lutz. Office Hours are Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call (813) 949-0424 for an appointment. Find more information at www.NelsonDentistry.com and www.SleepBetterFlorida.com, and you also can find Nelson Dentistry on Facebook and Twitter.

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“Barkdoll Massage” Continued from page 1 Florida, Karla is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and is Nationally Board Certified. Karla’s massages can be done anywhere – at home, poolside, or at the office. Most of her clients choose the room in their house that offers the least distractions, and there she creates a wonderful environment for massage. She also takes the time to really speak to her clients before their massage to learn more about them so that she can create the best personalized massage experience. Lindsey from New Port Richey says, “If you are looking for the best massage, then look no further than Karla, she is a rare find. Once you have a massage from Karla, you will look no further, that I will guarantee!” Massage Services that Improve Your Life “Your Health is your Wealth” is the philosophy at Barkdoll Massage Therapy, and that is why Karla takes the time to really find out what kind

of massage you prefer, whether it’s a Swedish massage or a deep tissue treatment for chronic pain, Karla’s massage will make a difference in your life. Karla offers a wide range of affordable massage therapy styles and packages. If you are looking for a traditional massage, Swedish massage treatments are designed to improve circulation, reduce stress and to relieve muscle tension. This massage is very popular all over the world because of its light, long, and slow strokes that relax your cares and worries away. If you are interested in trying something a little different, hot stone massages use something called warm stone therapy, which is the art of using heated stones in combination with a Swedish massage. According to Karla, the warm stones dissolve muscle tension and induce a deep relaxation. Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic treatment designed to ease the pain and discomfort associated with chronic pain. Karla says, “During deep tissue massages I use trigger points to specifically find the places where the work needs to be done.” Deep tissue massages can help people who live with painful conditions live a

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fuller life. Another style of massage that Karla offers is sports massage and injury rehabilitation. This style of massage combines the benefits and style of a deep tissue massage with stretching, which can improve the range of motion in joints. Whether you are healing after a car accident or are suffering from chronic pain associated with a medical condition, this kind of massage can be extremely beneficial. One of Karla’s clients from Trinity recently said, “I have had the pleasure of having Karla as a massage therapist for the past six years and it has always been an enriching and healing experience. She is knowledgeable, professional and a kind-hearted person and I have no hesitation in recommending her service. She has hands of gold!” Prenatal massages are a fantastic way to pamper the mom-to-be while easing some of the side effects of pregnancy. Karla uses specially designed massage table pillows that create a comfortable position just for her during this time, so that pregnant moms can safely enjoy their massage. Aromatherapy is proven to aid in relaxation, which is why Barkdoll

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Massage Therapy offers a variety of essential oils and scents that can be used in collaboration with any other style of massage. Most often used with a Swedish massage, aromatherapy oils are applied by Karla during your massage to enhance the massage experience. One local couple recently wrote, “We all have very busy schedules and it saves us time and stress to have Karla come right to our home. My husband has chronic pain and her weekly massages help him tremendously. Whether you just want a great stress reliever or you have a medical condition I would highly recommend Karla!” If you are looking for a fantastic way to improve morale at work, how about offering your employees a corporate seated massage? This is a fully clothed, seated massage that can be done right at the office. This style of massage focuses on the back, neck, shoulders, scalp, arms and hands. What a great way to let your employees know how much you care about them! My Massage with Karla I am a huge fan of massages. I go

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every chance I get, but to be honest, that isn’t very often. When I’m not busy with my family or writing for the Neighborhood News, I’m like most moms and am usually concerned with everyone else’s comfort over my own. That’s why I was so excited to be given the chance to experience one of Karla’s massages by the staff at Neighborhood News. (Thanks Jim!) Scheduling my massage turned out to be a breeze because Barkdoll Massage Therapy is one of the only places that offers evening massage appointments. It was all very easy for me since I wasn’t going to have to worry about driving anywhere or a babysitter for the kids! On the evening of my massage appointment, I simply picked out a quiet room in the house, sent the kids outside to play with my hubby, and got ready to enjoy my massage. Karla arrived right on time and brought everything she needed with her. A true professional, Karla even wears a clinical massage uniform. Within just a few minutes Karla had set up the massage table and was set up and ready to go. I was really impressed with how quickly the room I

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had picked had been transformed. Before we started she spoke to me about what kind of massage treatment I wanted, and she asked if I had any injuries that she needed to be aware of. We decided on a combination Swedish and deep tissue massage. She also offered me many different aromatherapy options from rose oil to eucalyptus. I felt totally at ease, and while she stepped out of the room, I comfortably got onto the massage table and got settled. When Karla came back in a moment later, she put on what I like to call “massage music,” and spoke to me about what she was going to do before she began. To my surprise, I was even more relaxed because I was at home. I enjoyed the entire hour instead of wondering how many minutes had passed, or wondering about the kids. I felt safe, pampered and well cared for. After my massage, I felt like a softened stick of butter, and I was able to just put on my slippers instead of my shoes! This was an incredibly cool experience that made me feel more centered, and really changed my outlook. I felt great for days and my entire family could see what a dif-

ference it made for me both physically and emotionally. I can see that a massage with Karla would be a great gift, which is why I’m so happy that she offers gift certificates, but one of the best parts about Barkdoll Massage Therapy is how affordable it is. I might not have to wait for a special occasion because her pricing is competitive and affordable enough to fit into anyone’s budget on a regular basis. From now on, I’m going to take better care of myself, and that includes having massage treatments from Barkdoll Massage Therapy on a regular basis. See

you in a few weeks Karla! Barkdoll Massage Therapy is an entirely mobile massage therapy business that comes to you. Karla Barkdoll (License # MA47546) is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or to request more information about massage packages, corporate events or gift certificates, call (727) 3726389 or email Karla at barkdollmassagetherapy@yahoo.com. Find more information online at www.barkdollmassagetherapy.com.

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