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Your neighborhood. Your magazine. The Premier “Shop Local” Community Magazine Directly Mailed To 18,000 Homes In Trinity & Surrounding Areas This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To: Aristida, Champion’s Club, Chelsea Place, Country Place, Ellington Estates North, Ellington Place, Fairway Springs, Fox Hollow, Foxwood, Greenbrook Estates, Heritage Lake, Heritage Springs, Hills Of San José, Hunter’s Ridge, Hunting Creek, Longleaf, Magnolia Estates, Nature’s Hideaway, Oak Ridge, Riverbend, Riverchase, River Crossing, River Oaks, Riverside Estates, Riverside Village, Riverside Villas, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, Southern Oaks, Spring Lake, The Sabals, Thousand Oaks, Timber Greens, Trinity, Trinity East, Trinity Oaks, Trinity West, Veterans Village, Woodbend, Woodgate, Wyndgate & Wyndtree

Trinity Hearing & Balance Center Welcomes an Additional Audiologist By Dara Tucker Trinity Hearing & Balance Center wants people to know they don’t need to live a life with vertigo, hearing loss, or ringing in the ears. Both vertigo and hearing loss can bring suffering and pain to a person’s life, at times even forcing them to change their lifestyle. If you or someone you love is suffering with dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss, then you need to know about Trinity Hearing & Balance Center in New Port Richey. Owner Kelly Hanson, Au.D. has 20 years of experience as an audiologist and has become well known in her field for providing the most advanced technology to her patients in an effort to help them experience a better quality of life through better hearing and real, lasting relief from tinnitus and vertigo. People travel from other states to visit Trinity Hearing & Balance Center and the positive patient testimonials have led to many referrals for the thriv-

ing practice. Dr. Hansen recently welcomed Nikki Goldowski, Au.D. to Trinity Hearing & Balance Center, and together, the duo can help even more patients to regain a healthy balance again. Dr. Kelly Hansen obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. Throughout her career Dr. Hansen has attended numerous courses and workshops for dizziness, balance and hearing disorders, and she is experienced in the most up-to-date diagnostic testing and treatment for these disorders. Dr. Hansen is one of a select number of Audiologists Board Certified in Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Hansen also served on the Florida Academy of Audiology Board for four years as the VP of communications and is a member of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. See “Hearing & Balance” on page 42

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Wheelchairs 4 Kids Goes Water Skiing!

Trinity Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles Directly mailed once a month to nearly 18,000 households in zip code 34655. 220 Safford Ave. S. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Phone: (727) 943-0551; Fax: (727) 942-2432 Advertising E-mail: info@nnlflorida.com Editorial E-mail: editorial@nnlflorida.com © 2015 Trinity Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles is published by Ads 2 Publications, Inc. Publisher Tim Selby General Manager Jim O’Reilly Editor Kim Thomas Advertising Sales Matt Selby Jared Nager Jim O’Reilly Alexis Selby

Tarpon Springs based charity Wheelchairs 4 Kids proves that children in wheelchairs can accomplish amazing things! The organization took many of their kids water skiing at U Can Ski 2 in Winterhaven. The kids had the time of their lives and more than one parent shed a tear watching their child do something they never dreamed possible. U Can Ski 2 is a nonprofit located in Winter Haven that takes people with disabilities water skiing with adaptive equipment. It is run out of the home of World Champion Disabled Water skier, Ann O’Brine-

Satterfield. “This was the most amazing day,” stated Wheelchairs 4 Kids Executive Director Madeline Robinson, “I was a little nervous planning this event, but once I saw the safety precautions in place and the massive smiles on our kids’ faces I knew we had made the right decision! We will definitely be back next year.” Eight-year-old Brian loved skiing and was able to ski unaided on his first run! In his words, “It was spectacular!” Roby’s mom, Robyn had tears in her eyes when she saw the guides let go and he was skiing by himself.

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Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities. They also recently took 30 children to the WWE RAW event at Amalie Arena courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and Delaware North Catering. In addition to providing fun activities for children with disabilities, Wheelchairs 4 Kids raises funds to provide – you guessed it – wheelchairs for kids! For more information, please visit their website at www.Wheelchairs4Kids.org or call 727-946-0963.

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Painted Furniture Classes at The Pasco Fine Arts Council, Inc. Mon., Sept. 21, 9:30 AM – Noon– –“Beginning Painted Furniture” Sat., Oct. 10, 1 – 3:30 PM–– “Advanced Painted Furniture” These workshops (for adults) with instructor Palma Lawrence will be held at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive in New Port Richey. Cost is $60 members/$70 non-members. All materials provided for the beginner workshop. To register, call 727-845-7322 or log on to www.pascoarts.org. Medical Center of Trinity Holds Fourth Annual “Expressions of Thanks” Youth Art Contest Sept. 1–30––Medical Center of Trinity announces its fourth annual “Expressions of Thanks” youth art contest to be held from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015. Participants and their families are invited to a reception Sunday, November 8 from 1–3 p.m. when certificates/prizes will be awarded and artwork will be on display.

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Medical Center of Trinity invites all youth from grades K–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-inch x 11-inch 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, clip art 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 September 30, 2015 to Medical Center of Trinity in one of two forms:

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•In person at the information desk at main entrance 8 a.m.– 8 p.m., Medical Center of Trinity at 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity •Citrus Park ER (24/7), 12922 Sheldon Road in Tampa •By mail: Medical Center of Trinity, Attention: Youth Art Contest, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655 Each participant will receive a recognition certificate. First 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 nano! For more information call 727834-4868 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com. PAWS for PRAISE Oct. 4, 12–4 PM––The Humane Society of Pinellas will be on the campus of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Rd. in Palm Harbor, and will be offering pets for adoption and other animal services, (mobile clinics), will be available for vaccinations, microchips, and more. For the children there will be a blowup slide and games. Food and music will be available throughout the afternoon. The public is invited to bring their

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pets for a Blessing of the Animals. There is no admission charge but to be eligible for door prizes, the community is asked to bring a pet product: dog/cat food, treats, dishes, leashes, bedding, or a cash donation. The Endowment Committee of the church, through their program, “A Servant’s Heart,” will present the Humane Society with a check for $500, as well as the pet supplies gathered for them. This is a community event and all are welcome. Come and have fun, meet pets, people, and share in the celebrating of those who care for God’s creatures. For more information, please call the church office at (727) 785-1117. Oktoberfest Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Sat., Oct. 17, 6 PM––Oktoberfest will be held at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church Event Center at 9724 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa. Come to eat, drink and have fun. There will be kids’ activities. Music & Dancing with The Johnny Charro Band. Tickets: Adult $10 & Child $5. Manufacturing Job Fair at PHSC Oct. 22, 11 AM – 1 PM––Manufacturing Job Fair at Pasco-Hernando

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State College, 450 Beverly Court, Room B105 in Spring Hill. For additional information about participating in the Manufacturing Job Fair: Jobseekers Contact is Margie Burnham at 727-816-3227 or burnham@phsc.edu; Employers Contact is Ana Segovia at 352-293-1335 or email: asegovia@ careersourcepascohernando.com. Special Needs Fall Festival Oct. 25, 4-6 PM––Join us for a night of food, hayrides, costumes, trunk-or-treating, and games. All families of special needs individuals are welcome to attend. Put on a costume and come party! Free admission. Location: Van Dyke Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road, in Lutz. Visit www.vandyke.org for more information. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Events Located one block east of U.S. 19 off Gulf Drive at 5326 Charles St. in New Port Richey, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites you to Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. You also invited to activities: Sat., Oct. 10, 5:30 PM––Oktoberfest Dinner: brats, sauerkraut,

German potato salad, and salad – price $10- advance sales only. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 20, 21, 9 AM – 2 PM––Fall Bazaar: Vendors are invited to rent an inside table for $15 per day. “Junk-in-the-Trunk” sale outside for $10 per day per space. Mon. - Fri., 9 AM–2 PM––Thrift Shop: Gently used clothing, small appliances, housewares, shoes, etc. on sale for very low prices. A special half price sale is held the first full week of each month. The shop is located on the church property. Call 727-8461378 or 849-4330 for information. 2nd Monday, Monthly (Oct.May), 10:30––Card Party/Salad Luncheon: the women of the church host a card party with a delicious salad luncheon. Doors open at 10:30 and lunch is served at noon. Call Esther Lomax (816-3930) to reserve a table for cards – the cost is $6 per person. 2nd Sat., Monthly, 4:30 PM––Angels Left Behind: Widows and widowers of the church get together for dinner. Call Doris Jenkins at 727-9370039 for information. For more information, log on to wwwststephen-episcopal.com. Email ssec1@verizon.net, or call the church office, 727-849-4330.

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Trinity Rotary Gala “007 – The World is Yours” Sat., Sept. 26, 6 PM - Midnight––The Rotary Club of Trinity is excited to announce Co-Presenting Sponsors of this year’s Gala (the 17th Annual Gala) “007 – The World is Yours! A very special thank you to Read Wealth Management, Read Insurance Management and Barry & Patricia Poppel! The theme of their largest fundraiser of the year, the 17th Annual Gala as “007 - The World is yours!” This exciting black tie event is slated for Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. The “dress to kill” event will include a complimentary cocktail hour featuring one of James Bond’s favorite drinks the vesper martini. The event will also include photos, live auctions, silent auctions, and a delectable dinner while being entertained by a live band. Trinity Rotary’s live and silent auctions will be filled with the highest quality items that you just can’t live without such golf clubs valued at $299. There is also a week getaway in relaxing Tennessee. There will be a drawing for a beautiful 14k white gold swirl pendant

with 3/4 cts. of white diamonds valued at $1,000 donated by DeLuca's Fine Jewelry. Chances are $20 each. The Rotary Club of Trinity’s mission is to make a positive difference in the health, education, and welfare of the lives of children in our community first and then beyond our region. The proceeds will be used to support children’s organizations, such as PACE Center for Girls, Pasco Kids First, and Youth and Family Alternatives in Pasco County. Tickets to the event are $125 per person and sell out fast. Tables and various levels of sponsorships opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorship levels, contact Angie Gardner at: angela.j.gardner@wellsfargo.com or 727-808-4517. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Becky Bennett at 727967-7509 or email:bbennetthfpasco@aol.com, or ask any Trinity Rotarian. Pasco Animal Services Offers *Discounted Adoption Fees In September During the month of September,

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Trinity Family Physicians Announces the First Recipient of the Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award Dr. Amir Shirmohammad and Dr. Stephanie Eldridge appreciate the great response to the inaugural Trinity Family Physicians’ Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award. Trinity Family Physicians announced the Award in Neighborhood News & Lifestyles publications in July and now the physicians are excited to announce the first recipient of the Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award. Dr. Shirmo (as his patients affectionately call him) presented Jim Carow with a beautiful gift basket donated from partnering sponsor Grille 54 that was filled with wine, cheese, crackers and of course, a gift certificate to enjoy a delicious dinner at Grille 54. Nominated for his volunteer work with the IWork program at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Jim Carow makes a difference in the lives of others here in Tampa Bay! Dr. Shirmo met with Jim Carow and his wife Mary to learn more about the volunteer work they do and he shared the reason that he and Dr. Eldridge created the Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award. “My wife and I

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wanted to start a program where we could give back for a worthwhile cause,” said Dr. Shirmo. “Dr. Eldridge said right away, ‘Why don’t we give out an award to people in our community who are making a difference in the daily lives of others?’ We both loved the idea!” Dr. Eldridge and Dr. Shirmo grew up in Tampa Bay, fell in love in Tampa Bay, went away to earn medical degrees together and then came back to the area to open a family medical practice and raise their own family. They look for ways to promote good in the community they love and though it has been a busy time for the husband-and-wife team – Dr. Eldridge just gave birth to their third daughter in August and Dr. Shirmo volunteers as one of the team physicians for his alma mater Jesuit High School – they still found a way to honor others who are making a difference with Trinity Family Physicians’ Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award. There were some exceptional nominees and it wasn’t an easy deci-

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sion for Trinity Family Physicians but they kept coming back to one email with a nominee who seemed to exemplify everything that the Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award is meant to represent. Wendy McDonnell wrote, “I would like to nominate Jim Carow Dr. Shirmohammad (L) presents Jim Carow (R), the 1st for your Tampa recipient of the Tampa Bay Making a Difference Award, Bay Making a Difwith a beautiful basket donated from sponsor Grille 54. ference Award. Jim hosts IWork out of Idlewild “IWork is a safe place to share Baptist Church on Monday nights, personal stories and be vulnerable durwhere he and his team feed, bring ing a tough time in your life. With Jim hope to and teach those in our comleading, his team gives advice on intermunity who are out of work or unviewing, resume building, networking, deremployed. The support and having the right attitude and researchencouragement he offers is priceless, ing to find the best career fit for each but there is no charge for the help or individual. Without IWork and Jim, the dinner.

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there would be more hopeless people unemployed in our community, that’s why he should win your next award.” Jim Carow Makes A Difference in Tampa Bay! Jim Carow makes a lasting difference in the lives of others by teaching them invaluable job-seeking skills, but he is humble about his involvement with Idlewild Baptist Church’s IWork program, saying, “I don’t do this alone! We have phenomenal volunteers who have been helping from day one.” The IWork program was started more than six years ago. One of the pastors came to Jim, who had a long career in recruiting for the healthcare industry, and asked him to help start a program that would focus on helping people who were actively seeking a job. While IWork does not find jobs for people, it does offer fellowship along with a workshop that teaches networking and interviewing skills. Pastor Phillip Hanes said of Jim Carow, “He is a fine man and there is a great team of volunteers who work with him. We are very thankful for this program, which hosts 25 to 60 people every Monday night.” Jim can’t say enough about the volunteers (some first came to the

group seeking help) who put so much heart into the IWork program that it has morphed into much more than a workshop. It is fellowship and caring. “When we had our first meeting, we thought it would be about strategy, networking, Linked In…and we do all that, but it is so much more. The methods we teach work at all levels. We have all kinds of people from physicians to 19-year-olds wanting to find summer jobs. We just give people hope.” He recalls the early planning of IWork with a laugh, “When they said we have to feed people, I said, ‘Do we really have to? Does every Baptist function have to include feeding people? Can’t we just teach them?’ But they were right. I realized early on that for some, this was their only meal of the day. We’ve got stories that will melt your heart and we’ve got stories that will send you to the moon.” The IWork program has built in a couple of traditions. Every year they have an “Office Party” Christmas Party and put Publix gift cards under the tree. Jim recalls one young woman who had lost her car and was losing her house; she was depressed and almost didn’t come to IWork’s office party when she got the voicemail but decided to ride her bike. Jim recalled,

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“She burst into tears upon opening her card and finding that she had $25 for food. She said, ‘This will last me a week!’ And then a man walked over to her and handed her his Publix gift card.” Remarkable! Another tradition happened purely by accident. Sharon had been looking for a job for two years when she decided to go to IWork on Monday nights. After a couple of meetings, she got a job and to celebrate, bought a cake with her first paycheck and brought it in to share with the group. Someone brand new to the group that night got a job the same week and thought it was what everyone did so he showed up with a cake the next week. A tradition of celebration was born, and hope carries on at IWork. Dr. Shirmo asked Jim Carow if there was anything he’d like to see happen from the exposure of winning the Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award. His answer was much the same as Pastor Hanes – that other churches and organizations will offer the same types of support for those sincerely seeking gainful employment. Jim pointed out that there are other churches in the area that have similar programs. Log on to Idlewild.org for more information about the IWork program at Idlewild Baptist Church.

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Nominate Someone for the Next Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award The Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award will continue to honor individuals who make a difference. If you know someone who makes a difference in the lives of others in Tampa Bay, Trinity Family Physicians and Neighborhood News & Lifestyles want to hear from you! Please submit your nominees (and tell us why they qualify) for the next Tampa Bay Making A Difference Award by email at editorial@nnlflorida.com. The next Award winner will be announced in the December issues of Neighborhood News & Lifestyles. Trinity Family Physicians and Neighborhood News & Lifestyles ask that you please share your thoughts and comments with us on our facebook pages: facebook.com/trinityfamilyphysicians and facebook.com/neighborhoodnewslifestyles. Trinity Family Physicians is located at 1817 Cypress Brook Drive, Suite 101 in Trinity, FL. Log on to trinityfamilyphysicians.com for additional information about Dr. Eldridge and Dr. Shirmohammad.

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Kids R Kids of Trinity Provides Nurturing Care & Innovative Learning to Inspire Love for Learning By Katie Thomas Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Trinity is beautifully equipped with everything your child needs to feel secure, happy, socialized and inspired to learn. Enrolling babies as young as six weeks and children up to age twelve, Kids R Kids of Trinity specializes in providing not only the nurturing that babies, toddlers and growing children need, but also innovative and effective educational programs that inspire a love for learning. Centrally located on Trinity Boulevard, to serve East Lake, New Port Richey, Trinity, Lutz and Odessa, Kids R Kids of Trinity is a smart choice for a smarter child with newly founded programs that are proven to work including: an AdvancedED™ Accredited curriculum, Interactive Technology , Regular Assessments, Brain Waves™ Curriculum and STEAM AHEAD™ Continuous Curriculum. At Kids R Kids of Trinity, the

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Kids R Kids of Trinity is currently enrolling but space is limited so don’t delay in securing a spot for your child at this beautiful learning academy children are provided innovative learning tools to help them reach their highest potential. With its many programs that inspire a love of learning from infancy to preteen years, Kids R Kids is a place where Kids R Problem Solvers, Kids R Adventurous, Kids R Innovative, Kids R Creative and Kids

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R Priority! The first five years of a child’s development are crucially important and Kids R Kids Learning Academy strives to bring out the best in each individual child. Kids R Kids of Trinity is the second location for owners and is newly constructed and opened midMay this year. Owner Anitha Thomas

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says, “The first location, ‘Kids R Kids of Meadow Pointe,’ which we opened during 2006 has been very successful with 250–280 kids enrolled throughout the year. We have had one of the highest rated VPK programs in the Wesley Chapel/ New Tampa area and hope to have the same success in Trinity by provid-

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ing the high quality programs we promise our parents.” Anitha, a Tampa resident, has been married for 23+ years and has two teenage children. She received her Masters in Physics and worked with a large firm in Tampa as a Database Developer before opening the first Kids R Kids Learning Academy in 2006. Anitha says, “I grew up in a family of educators and school owners. I am very hands-on with the operation of the schools and I love working with children in our program. I enjoy decorating the classrooms to meet the age-appropriate practices for each age group, as well as supporting my staff to come up

with new ideas to keep children engaged during the day. I don’t believe in children having boring or stressful time in our program. I love to come to work and stay active. It is very rewarding seeing the children thrive in our programs.” Anitha raves about her Kids R Kids staff at the Trinity location. “We have been very lucky to find some great staff in New Port Richey,” says Anitha. “We currently have more than ten employees, many of them with CDA certifications and AA degrees. Ms. Alice is our director, has a BS in Elementary Education, and brings the experience of managing large schools for over seventeen

years. Ms. Kristy, our assistant director, also bring over seventeen years of experience in the childcare industry to our program. Put simply, Kids R Kids of Trinity is a place for kids to be a part of a program that enhances their lives, while giving parents peace of mind. Anitha says, “Kids R Kids caters to parents who have to go to work and need a place where their children can be safe while getting the best education and have it feel like home. We offer a combination of daycare and preschool services. With healthy breakfasts and healthy lunches offered as part of our program, parents can be sure of children’s health and nutritional needs being met through our program, as well as their educational needs.” Kids R Kids – A Fun Place to Grow and Learn! Making sure that the children feel safe and happy is a priority at Kids R Kids. “We cater to social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of children,” says Anitha Thomas. “We are an inclusive program, catering to children with developmental delays as well. We have computers, ABC Mouse and Spanish as part of our curriculum. Our goal is to provide a healthy and happy environment for our students through our programs’ guided curriculum.” Kids R Kids offers several different educational courses for different age groups including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, before and after school care, and summer school programs. Kids R Kids is not your average

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childcare facility. Anitha elaborates, “We have a strong curriculum. We also have an open door policy for parents, meaning they can come in during the school hours at any time to be a part of the classroom environment. Parents can also join the children for lunch or breakfast. Parents also has the privilege to watch the classrooms online (www.watchmegrow.com) from home or work, just to check in on their kids.” Kids R Kids Learning Academy is active in the community throughout the year and plans to do more as they grow within the Trinity community. Anitha says, “Our schools work with LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), St. Jude’s Cancer Center and Metropolitan Ministries. During 2014, Kids R Kids of Meadow Pointe raised more than ten thousand dollars for these organizations and our hope is to raise at least ten thousand dollars every year for these organizations. Kids R Kids Of Meadow Pointe has been very successful in supporting these organizations during last ten years and we are very proud of our parents and kids who help us to support our community. We do hope to do more. We are also looking to add an autism-related organization to our list of charities to help raise money and awareness.” Kids R Kids of Trinity is currently open for enrollment and has limited space available. Most of the classrooms will be open by August 15th at Kids R Kids of Trinity and teachers will begin implementing the curriculum on August 24th. The future looks bright for Kids R Kids of Trinity and for the children who are in attendance. Anitha Thomas and the wonderful Kids R Kids staff encourage parents to get involved and express what they would like to see in their child’s care and education. Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Trinity is located at 11081 Trinity Boulevard in New Port Richey. Call (727) 376-5437 for enrollment questions or log on to www.krktrinity.com for more information on programs and curriculums offered.

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NRC’s Dr. Bart Kerr Releases New Book to High Praises “You don’t have to feel your age,” says Bartley Harvard Kerr, DC and Founder and CEO of National Rejuvenation Centers (NRC) in Palm Harbor. Dr. Kerr has dedicated his career to helping people regain their vitality. Dr. Kerr’s Amazon best-selling book, RejuveNation: Live Healthier, Stronger and Happier through Hormone Optimization, Exercise and More will give you an insider’s look into Dr. Kerr’s passion for Rejuvenation Medicine through nutrition, exercise and hormone optimization, which he believes are the key components that will improve your health, vitality, and overall wellbeing. Upon its release Dr. Kerr’s book gained rave reviews. “Dr Kerr’s program restores the patients vitality and zest for life,” said urologist Paul Arnold, MD. “I am convinced that Rejuvenation Medicine can greatly improve people's overall health and well being.” And Bart Rademaker, MD, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and who also is the Medical Director at NRC, said, “Explore, discover and learn how you can get that edge by transforming your body into its true potential, ultimately rewarding you with a higher quality of life.”

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About the Author, Dr. Bart Kerr In practice since 1998, Dr. Kerr received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his D.C. degree from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kerr has continued his education by keeping current and up to date with the latest research and techniques in hormone therapy, nutrition, exercise,

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and genetics. In addition, he has worked with some of the top minds in these fields to help him formulate specific, personalized treatment plans for his patients. Dr. Kerr is a pioneer in the field of Rejuvenation Medicine and has helped thousands of people achieve better health, vitality, physical fitness, and hormone optimization. Dr. Bart has appeared on national radio and just completed the western part of his book tour, culminating with his appearance on television on CBS San Francisco. Future television appearances are being scheduled for Chicago and New York as well. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Trinity

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and sees patients at National Rejuvenation Centers in Palm Harbor. You can purchase a copy of RejuveNation: Live Healthier, Stronger and Happier through Hormone Optimization, Exercise and More through Amazon, or just log on to www.nationalrejuvenationcenters.com and click on the “Get Your Copy Today” tab to order directly from Dr. Kerr. National Rejuvenation Centers is located at 34254 US HWY 19 North in Palm Harbor and can be reached at (727) 785-5652. Log on to nationalrejuvenationcenters.com for more information.

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Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms Will Make Your Kitchen and Bathrooms Magazine-Perfect! Katie Thomas Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms in Palm Harbor is the company to call when you want to make the most of your personal spaces. Getting ready for the day is just easier when you have a lovely, organized bathroom with storage space for daily essentials. Pad into a style-meets-function kitchen to prepare breakfast, and your day just gets better! For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. A place we gather to celebrate, eat, drink, visit and spend time with our loved ones. Most up-to-date homes boast an open floor plan, which is why having a kitchen that flows seamlessly with the rest of your home is so important; plus, your kitchen should be beautiful! With a goal to help people achieve beauty and functionality, Personal Touch Kitchens works one-onone with you. With an extensive selection of countertops, cabinetry, fixtures, hardware and more, the Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms team has the design experience to turn the idea of a perfect home into a reality. Personal Touch Kitchen & Bathrooms is operated by Cheryl Colvin and Kimberly McMann; the two make a strong team, giving customers the personal attention they deserve. As women, Kim and Cheryl understand why functionality is a necessity to make a home complete. Their showroom is a great place to start to get ideas for your new kitchen or bathroom, and they can help you find options that will fit your budget. Personal Touch Kitchens & Baths helps clients every step of the way – from visiting them at their home to nail down the perfect design to making sure the installation is seamless and timely. Cheryl and Kim know that remodeling can be stressful for homeowners, which is why they set a goal to make the process run as smoothly as possible. Jan Wiesler loved her experience with the company, and said, “I wanted a new kitchen and bath, but since I travel so much, I was having trouble figuring out how to get it all scheduled. Cheryl coordinated all the work and kept in touch with us along the

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way regarding progress and what to expect. She also kept in touch with contractors to make sure they worked around our schedule and everything went very smoothly. The results are beautiful and I am happy with my new cabinets, granite and flooring. The high level of service and commitment from Personal Touch Kitchens has been evident from the beginning, and I believe anyone would experience great value from hiring them.” Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms sells many different brands of cabinetry and hardware to meet any storage or remodeling needs you may have. Most lines carried are American made and all products come with a lifetime warranty. The beautiful selection of fixtures and faucets will inspire your imagination. Plus, Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms can help you find the perfect cabinets for everything from the kitchen and bathroom to entertainment rooms, mudrooms, home offices, pantries and more. Probably one of the best aspects in working with Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms is that Cheryl and Kim can help you find the correct storage space for any area in your home, even those unusual spaces that seem impossible to organize. Whether you need medicine cabinet organization, hidden storage, a better way to access your dry goods in the pantry or handy slide out drawers - Personal Touch Kitchens believes there is no wasted space and helps you get organized with ease!

being the number one and two choices throughout the country. Grey has become very popular over the past five years and has really become the new tan. People are choosing grey for

a more simplistic, streamlined and modern look. Clean and simplistic is in. Many people are choosing to add a pop of grey to their kitchens, whether it’s as an accent color or countertops;

Personal Touch Heats Up the Kitchen With The Hottest New Trends If you are remodeling your home for yourself or getting it ready to put on the market, you understand the priority that the kitchen and bathrooms take in a home’s value. A kitchen remodel can completely change the look of a home! Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms is savvy in the latest trends when it comes to color, texture, stonework and more. Cheryl updated me on the newest trends – what is out, what’s in and what people are asking for. She says, “Painted cabinets continue to be timeless with white and antique white

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the color combines well with so many styles.” Whether you choose one area to accent with grey, such as your island cabinets, or you get brazen with fifty shades of grey throughout the entire kitchen, you can’t go wrong with the clean, look of modern grey. A popular new choice for countertops is quartz, which has recently become the number one choice due to its simplicity, easy maintenance and non-porous surface that does not require sealing. “Brands such as Cam-

bria have developed beautiful granitelooking materials that offer movement, texture and depth to a kitchen,” says Cheryl. “Another brand, Caesarstone, excels in a marble look with a quartz material.” Cheryl shared another way that you can update your kitchen. “It is very on-trend to have a contrasting island paired with textured looking paint on the cabinets. Many people are choosing to add multiple layers of paint over wood for an antiqued look, especially when they are choosing the

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Thinking about remodeling this year? Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms can help make your dreams a reality! cabinets for their kitchen islands. It is very popular to choose an island countertop that has contrasting colored cabinets.” One theme that never goes out of style: Classic, clean and simple leads the way in choice for remodels. More and more people want a minimalist feel with hidden storage to provide clean, simple spaces that are functional. Cheryl says, “Seventy percent of people who walk in want something simple. They want their kitchens to look pretty, be functional and have a look that will stand the test of time in design.” Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms has everything you need for kitchen and bathroom remodels. From the smallest of starter homes to full-out custom kitchens, Cheryl and Kim are a dream design team. “We can do as little or as much as needed,” says Cheryl. “We have many skilled contractors we work

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with or we can recommend ones and let the client oversee the project. We want to work with our clients to ensure they get the remodel that they want at a budget they can afford. Each remodeling project is different and so we make sure our clients get the individual, personal attention they deserve so they are happy when their remodel is complete.” Personal Touch Kitchens & Bathrooms is located in the Palm Harbor Commons near Nebraska Avenue at 33478 US Highway 19 N. The showroom is open Mon. – Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., or by appointment. You also can schedule a free in-home design consultation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.ptkitchens.com or call Cheryl at (813) 777-5947 or Kim at (508) 840-6764.

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Sally Langwah, Celebrity Impression Performances Sally Langwah is a unique, talented entertainer. Her celebrity impressions are full of bright, colorful songs and beautiful costumes. She does amazing impressions of famous entertainers in several categories. She has appeared locally at such venues as the Portuguese Club in Port Richey and Rock Crusher Canyon. She is scheduled for “A Night In Nashville” country western show which includes a barbeque dinner, show and dancing at the Elks Club on Congress St. in New Port Richey on Saturday, September 26 for members and non-members. Sally’s versatile performances include a Vegas show with legend impressions of superstars spanning 70 years from Mae West and Marlene Dietrich to Marilyn Monroe and Cher. She also is known for her Broadway show which includes her tribute to the most memorable musicals of all time with impressions of stars such as Julie Andrews, Reba MacIntire and Liza Minelli. She also perfoms her exciting Sock Hop for a unique 50s experience and includes 7 or 8 impressions per

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show. Her shows are also combined with dancing afterward for an enjoyable theme experience. Born in Nashville, TN, Sally was raised in a military family and moved 14 times in her first 17 years. Through her travels, she developed her talent for learning a variety of accents. After hearing her 3 1/2 octave voice range she was encouraged by an agent to develop her impression of Marilyn Monroe. She auditioned and became a finalist in Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” competition. Since then she has developed 4 successful one-woman impressionist shows using her own voice with the use of wigs, props, comedy and audience participation. Sally resides in Inverness, FL with her husband, Roy but they travel throughout the country to perform. They are also a very popular duo for full variety dances from waltzes to the Electric Slide and more with the use of state of the art equipment. They are available for Celebrity Impression shows, cabaret shows, holiday shows and show/dance combinations. Be

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Sally Langwah sure not to miss their upcoming “Night in Nashville” on Sept. 26 at the Elks open members and non members. BBQ dinner, show and dancing is $16. Sally Langwah will perform her Nashville show on Sept. 26 at the Elks Club on Congress St, New Port Richey to members and non-

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members. The evening will consist of a BBQ dinner, show and dancing. Tickets are $16. To learn more or obtain tickets for her upcoming performance at the Elks, call Paul Strally 727-692-8742 or Les Garone 727-458-4149. Country western attire is encouraged for a rousing evening. Check out Sally’s website at sallylangwah.com.

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Dr. Machhar’s Healthcare Associates of Pasco is the ONLY Practice in Florida Receiving 5 STARS by Humana! Dr. Machhar’s Healthcare Associates of Pasco is the ONLY Practice in Florida Receiving 5 STARS by Humana! Known for providing concierge care to Humana insurance patients at no additional cost, Prakash Machhar, M.D., P.A., of Healthcare Associates of Pasco is beloved by his patients, who send him many referrals. Patients rave about Dr. Machhar online and in person. A Google search of Dr. Machhar will reveal high ranks, five star reviews and positive comments about his dedication, his commitment and his personal approach. Many people even change their insurance to Humana just so they can receive the thorough medical care provided by Dr. Machhar, whose practice Healthcare Associates of Pasco has been an exclusive provider for Humana for more than 20 years. Dr. Machhar’s practice, located at the Green Brook Medical Center at 6811 S.R. 54 in New Port Richey, is the only practice in the state of Florida to receive the 5 Star Award

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of Excellence from Humana, and it is ranked #1 in Quality Care by Humana for the entire state. Dr. Machhar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in geriatric and primary care. His focus is on helping his patients stay independent and vibrant during their senior years, and he specializes in working with elderly patients on a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiology-related conditions, osteoporosis, lung disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis, Dr. Machhar offers screenings for skin, colon, prostate and breast cancer, as well as computerized testing for emphysema and other smoking-related and lung disease issues. So what does it mean for a patient to receive medical care from a “Concierge Provider?” In addition to personalized attention from Dr. Machhar and his kind staff, Dr. Machhar is on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, and he takes same-day appointments with minimal wait times. Plus, Health-

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care Associates of Pasco provides inhouse lab work so you don’t have to drive elsewhere and spend more time waiting. If you have Humana insurance and you are a patient of Dr. Machhar, you can forget about annual fees and out-of-pocket expenses. Dr. Machhar started as a provider for Humana when he first opened his practice and has built, in essence, a local network of Humana providers that he can turn to for his patients when they need to see a specialist right away. Dr. Machhar’s dedicated attention to healthcare is refreshingly oldfashioned with a single-minded focus on his patients and their specific needs. He helps patients with many medical issues and provides cardiology care, diabetes care (including in-house extensive testing), cancer screenings, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, screening and treatment for high blood pressure, computerized testing for emphysema and other lung disease, as well as treatment for skin cancer

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and pre-cancer with minor surgery, cryosurgery and electrosurgery. With a wide scope of medical experience, a caring nature, and an unparalleled devotion to providing the best care possible, Dr. Machhar is an excellent choice for those with Humana insurance. If you currently have other insurance but would like to switch to Humana to receive care from the #1 Humana Provider in Florida, open enrollment starts on October 15, 2015. Dr. Prakash Machhar and Healthcare Associates of Pasco is located at 6811 SR 54 in New Port Richey at the Green Brook Medical Center. His office hours are Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m.–12 p.m., and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. The office number is 727-8151550. Dr. Machhar has staff privileges at Medical Center of Trinity and North Bay Hospital. To join Tampa Bay’s only Concierge provider for Humana, call 1-800457-4708 and mention center #125287.

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“Calendar” Continued from page 5 2015 Pasco Animal Services, located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes offers lowered adoption fees for September: $25 Dog and $15 Cat (*kittens, puppies, and healthy small dogs under 25 lbs. are excluded). Medical Center of Trinity Hosts Support Group for Those Affected by Diabetes or Chronic Wounds 3rd Thurs., Monthly, 11 AM– Noon––Medical Center of Trinity announces that its “Florida Limb Saving Institute” will host monthly support group meetings for those affected by diabetes or chronic wounds. Entitled “Wounded Not Broken,” support group meetings will be held on third Thursday of every month from 11 am to noon at Conference Room C at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity. Those who attend are asked to enter through the main entrance and they will be directed to the conference room. Next meeting will be held on October 15. For questions or additional information call 727-834-4450.

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Medical Center of Trinity Announces New Preservation of Limb Program In Pasco & Pinellas Counties Many patients visit their doctor with wounds or ulcers that will not heal. Some have decreased sensory loss of a limb or extremity. While helping patients heal these kinds of wounds and to avoid amputation, Medical Center of Trinity opened the Florida Limb Saving Institute. “This program offers patients a multi-disciplinary team approach to their condition,” said Dr. Luis Ramos, Medical Director of the Florida Limb Saving Institute at Medical Center of Trinity. “Whether a patient is currently having problems with wounds on their legs or feet or is looking for ways to prevent future problems, each patient is evaluated by the team and a treatment plan is based on their individual needs to ensure the best outcomes,” he added. “The good news is that together we will guide a patient through this limb-saving journey.” Most wound care patients at risk for limb or extremity wounds have diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. They may also have coronary artery disease, blood clotting disorders, bone infection, claudication, or hyperlipi-

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demia. Many patients continue to smoke on a regular basis. “What sets this program apart from many others is Amy Ming, our nurse navigator,” said Leigh Massengill, Chief Executive Officer at Medical Center of Trinity. Amy serves as nurse navigator at both facilities of the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Largo Medical Center and Medical Center of Trinity. This allows for continuity of care. Amy is a highly educated, compassionate nurse who navigates the coordination of all the communications necessary with any of our specialists while developing an individualized plan for each of our patients.” The Florida Limb Saving Institute provides education to patients and the public. Part of that education includes educational seminars and the “controlling diabetes – wounded not broken” monthly support group. Information on this support group will be provided in a separate release. To learn more about the Florida Limb Saving Institute and/or its educational opportunities, please call 727834-4450. The Florida Limb Saving Institute is a new program at both Largo Medical Center and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Morton Plant North Bay Offers Community Health Seminars Morton Plant North Bay Hospital invites the community to attend free health seminars on weight loss surgery and how diabetes uniquely affects men. Mon., Oct. 5, 5:30 PM––Weight Loss Surgery Information at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-2, 6600 Madison St. in New Port Richey. Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Meet surgeon Theodore Small, DO, and learn more about your options. Wed., Oct. 7, 10 AM––Diabetes and Men’s Health at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education & Conference Center, CR 2 & 3,6600 Madison St, New Port Richey A certified diabetes instructor will address how diabetes and its treatment uniquely affect men’s health. Wed., Oct. 14, 10 AM––Sleep Apnea and Daytime Sleepiness at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education & Conference Center, 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey. Learn about one of the most common sleep disorders, sleep apnea. Surprisingly, most people who have it are undiagnosed.

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To pre-register, call (727) 9536877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org Calling Artists Fri., Oct. 16, 10 AM – 2 PM––Pasco Fine Arts Council will be accepting entries for the 2015 Art Annual Exhibition at their new location, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The Exhibition runs from Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 with the reception on Nov. 13. All media accepted, one entry per person. Entry fee for this show is $30. A printable entry form and exhibition rules is available online at www.pascoarts.org or call 727-845-7322 for more information. Pasco Fine Arts Council Grand Opening Nov. 13–15––Pasco Fine Arts Council will hold its Grand Opening event and welcomes the citizens of Pasco County to the new art center location at 4145 Fairford Drive in New Port Richey. The Grand Opening offers a perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with all of the art experiences available including a wide variety of classes for adults and chil-

dren, exhibitions and competitions, and more. Pasco Fine Arts Council is planning an exciting three-day schedule with activities and entertainment for all ages. The event will kick off on Friday evening, the 13th, with a Gala Reception for the Pasco Art Annual competition and exhibition, complete with awards ceremony. Saturday will feature a variety of art demonstrations by instructors, the Art Annual exhibit and tours of the facility. On Sunday there will be an emphasis on kids and families, with hands-on art projects to make, tours of the facility and the Art Annual Exhibit. All three days will feature food and refreshments, a variety of musical entertainment, silent auctions and raffles. Aging Gracefully Senior Expo Wed., Jan. 20, 10 AM – 2 PM––Mark your calendar for the Love Your Neighborhood Connect that will be held at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy. in Trinity. This is a free event. Several exhibitors will be available, and lunch will be available for purchase.

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Learn, Live and Share the Good News of the Gospel at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church & Early Childhood Center By Julie Kanehl The Mission Statement at St. Thomas Aquinas is, “Learning, living and sharing the good news of the Gospel message,” and this statement is lived out each and every day in the parish, in the local community and all around the world as they seek to be the hands, feet and heart of Christ. To be a part of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is to be a part of the larger, worldwide Church while also being family, one that serves the people and families of this community by offering convenient Mass times, an amazing Early Childhood Center, and enrichment programs that aim to connect people of all ages to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Located at 8320 Old C.R. 54 in New Port Richey, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (STACC) has been serving New Port Richey families long before Trinity was even a glint in anyone’s eye. As the area began to grow, Father Thomas Earner offered the first

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Mass for people in the Seven Springs area at Anclote Elementary School back in 1980! While the current church building wasn’t completed until 1994, St. Thomas Aquinas has been a constant for the people and families in our area. Today, the Pastor, Rev. Michael Lydon, whom everyone lovingly calls “Father Mike,” is joined by Associate Pastor, Rev. George P. Varkey, Deacon Melvin Dunphy and a dedicated staff. Together they serve the 2,200 families that call St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church their church home. The goal of St. Thomas Aquinas is to accompany you and your family on your faith journey, whatever your age and wherever you may be in your relationship with Christ. Assisting whenever and wherever needed, the St. Thomas Aquinas family is a very welcoming community that seeks to help each parishioner feel at home. One of the ways that they make it easy for the busy families of Trinity and New Port Richey is to offer a

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wide variety of Mass times. In fact there are two Masses on Saturday, four Masses on Sunday, and a daily morning Mass. However you like to worship, St. Thomas Aquinas has a Mass time that fits your busy schedule, your family’s preferences, and most importantly, your Catholic faith. Faith-Filled Opportunities for the Entire Family Faith Formation opportunities are

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available for all ages, and they offer ageappropriate enrichment sessions for children that are jam-packed with activities that foster an early relationship with Jesus. Faith Formation for elementary school-aged students focuses on the foundations of the Gospel, learning the Mass and preparing for Holy Communion. For middle school students, “The Edge” is an awesome program that meets Wednesday evenings for fun and fellowship, and

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was created to meet the spiritual, emotional, educational and social needs of young adolescents in grades 6-8. Lifeteen™ is an awesome and dynamic Youth Ministry process that helps strengthen our teens in their relationship with Christ. Through Lifeteen™, kids have the chance to serve in various ministries throughout the parish, and they gather together weekly after Mass to have dinner, share and discuss the Gospel, learn about the faith and to have fun! All of these sessions are designed to continue to build a strong foundation, enabling them to handle the many tough challenges they face every day.

They also participate in many of the community service opportunities available at STACC, including the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Hunger Walk, Operation Christmas Child and Feeding America, just to name a few. Add in retreat opportunities, fun summer camps and a great group of kids, and it’s no wonder that families love St. Thomas Aquinas. There are programs for everyone at St. Thomas Aquinas, from the PreK classes offered at their popular Early Childhood Center, to the Faith Formation opportunities for elementary school children, preteens and high school students. That said; you definitely don’t have to be a kid to be involved. There is a ministry waiting for you at STACC. If you’d like to complete your Sacraments or become a Catholic, there’s an RCIA process that is just for you. There are opportunities to grow your faith through Bible

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Study, Book Clubs, Men’s Fellowship as well as many outreach ministries. Parishioners also enjoy getting together just for fun – for picnics, pancake breakfasts, special concerts and dinners. If you’re looking for a close-knit, faith-filled church community that really strives to be the hands and feet of Christ, visit St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Beautiful, welcoming and dedicated to serving its families and its community, all are welcome at St. Thomas Aquinas. The St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center Teaches Love, Faith & Compassion If you have young children who are between the ages of 2 and 5, and you’re looking for a pre-school or VPK program that will balance education, faith and fun – then look no further than the St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center (STAECC). Staffed with certified teaching professionals who love what they do, put the children first, and make every day an incredible day for your little one, St. Thomas Aquinas is the first choice for many local families. One parent said, “My youngest attends STAECC, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about it! My daughter has learned so much from each of her teachers over the years, between learning the basics of her ABC’s and 123’s to learning about Jesus, learning about manners, and learning about the community. My daughter can’t wait for school to start every morning, and always talks about what a great day she had at school, which always warms my heart. I know that when she’s at school she is having the best time, and I know that she is safe and well cared for by the teachers there, who have honestly become friends and family over the years. If you’re looking for a pre-school or VPK program for your child, St. Thomas Aquinas is the very best.” Affordable, friendly and dedicated, STAECC is a beautiful school, located just behind the church. Once inside the gates (which are locked for safety purposes during the day), chil-

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dren and families are welcomed into their beautiful open-air courtyard where they often have parades, receive blessings and sing songs. Each classroom is equipped with a plethora of learning materials, toys and activities, and they have a large playground where the children run, play, swing and slide. They also offer “Lunch Bunch” opportunities where the kids get to bring their lunches and play together until 3 p.m. STAECC is a shining example of what a pre-school should be. It’s a school where children have the opportunity to learn about loving and respecting others as well. For example, when the children collect canned food in the fall, they actually take them over to the Food Pantry at the church, where they get to see how their collection makes a difference in the lives of others. While you don’t need to be a member of STACC (or even Catholic) to have your child attend, what many families truly love is the relationship that is fostered between their children and Jesus. They receive blessings throughout the year from Father Mike, and because he’s an excellent musician, he plays and sings faith-filled songs to the children. If you’re looking for a school that puts children’s hearts first, choose St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center, where they’ll be truly loved and cared for while they learn. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is located at 8320 Old C.R. 54 in New Port Richey. For more information call 727-372-8600 or visit www.stanpr.org. Mass times are as follows: Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday: 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Contemporary) and 5 p.m. (Lifeteen™). Daily masses begin at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday. St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center has a few openings available for the 2015-2016 school year. To schedule a school tour or to register your 2-5 yearold, call 376-2330 or visit www.staecc.org. for more information.

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Save Time and Money with Grout Tech By Kim Thomas Before you spend thousands of dollars remodeling and re-tiling your bathroom or kitchen be sure to call Grout Tech for a FREE estimate on cleaning or repairing old dingy tile and grout. Grout Tech can breathe new life into your existing tile work, making everything shine like new at a fraction of the cost. Grout Tech is a family owned business serving Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Grout Tech specializes in cleaning and sealing tile and grout, recoloring grout, re-caulking showers and tubs, and repairing grout and broken tiles. Grout Tech will renew existing grout and tile to its original beauty by

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With the help of Grout Tech, even the dirtiest and oldest of floors can be restored and renewed to their original beauty and splendor. cleaning and maintaining the tile and grout lines. John Cole and his wife were ready to re-tile their entire bathroom before calling BJ at Grout Tech. “Our bathroom tile was over 40 years old it was looking grungy and very dull. We called Grout Tech and we are extremely pleased with our results! We saved so much money by having the grout in our shower resurfaced and the tile cleaned and it looks brand

new,” John shares. BJ is happy to set your appointment, come out and give you a free estimate. She stresses, “It is important for me to be respectful of our customers’ time so I will always arrive at the time we set.” In addition to always arriving in a timely manner, BJ says that they can keep their prices low because they are a family owned business and not a franchise. She explains, “What many people don’t understand

is that franchises are often forced to charge more for their services because they have to maintain their franchise fees, but not with Grout Tech.” Not only does Grout Tech keep its rates competitive, but the company will also honor any other quote as long as it is in writing. Because grout is a porous material, trying to remove stains is seemingly impossible. BJ explains, “Color sealing grout lines is one of the many


services we offer and it is definitely the most effective way to create a perfect, new look.” Using a step-by-step process, Grout Tech begins by using a cleansing product to remove all bacteria and surface dirt with special machinery. They will then apply a color seal (of your choice). Once the sealer is applied the grout lines will be permanently protected from any stains. The color seal also guarantees against cracking, chipping and peeling. Additionally, they will also cosmetically fix or replace chipped or cracked tiles, making your bathroom or kitchen tile like new again. Carla Bartow, a satisfied customer, shares her experience, “When BJ came out to give us a quote, she looked at the job and I could tell immediately that she knew what she was talking about. We had our family room, kitchen and dining room re-grouted. They also re-grouted the tub, shower and base of our toilet in our bathroom. They were fantastic! Not only were they professional and reliable but they also completed the job much faster than we had anticipated.”

Excellent Service Leads to Referrals Throughout the years, Grout Tech has grown through its many referrals from happy customers. People really appreciate that Grout Tech saves them time and money, but it is the excellent service provided that has really helped this business grow. Doris Strathearn, another Grout Tech success story, said that before calling Grout Tech her bathroom and guest bathroom shower and floor grout had deteriorated over time and the tiles were dull and stained. “The tile was in good condition but it was stained so we had Grout Tech come out and clean them and they turned out very well.” They were so pleased that they have already referred Grout Tech to neighbors in their community. Grout Tech can also remove and re-caulk around sinks, baseboards, tubs and showers serving to clean up old moldy areas and keep your dry wall free from water damage. From old to new in just one day! To find out more about Grout Tech’s services or for a free estimate call BJ at 727-768-6828.


Turbo Nails Offers Professional Nail Care for Ladies & Gentlemen! By Julie Kanehl If you haven’t been to Turbo Nails, chances are you’ve seen some of their work, because the incredibly talented staff at Turbo Nails designs some of the hottest nails in town. Located in the Chelsea Place Plaza, near Publix, Turbo Nails is known for being professional, impeccably clean, attentive and highly skilled at what they do! Offering professional nail care that includes a wide variety of manicure and pedicure options, including “Pink & White” acrylic, gel and more, Turbo Nails is the salon of choice for many of your friends and neighbors! Turbo Nails has been a popular destination for four years. Utmost care is taken to ensure customers’ safety. In fact, customers receive a free, personal kit that comes sterilized in its own vacuum-sealed and sanitized package. It’s this obvious commitment to their customers’ health that has helped them gain such a positive reaction from the locals in our area. Nancy from New Port Richey

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says, “I love this salon! They are very clean. Each person gets their own pedicure box so you are never using another person’s tools. Everything is sanitized and tools that are in your box come out of a sealed sanitized wrap. I use Nina and she is amazing! She does beautiful nail art and is very sweet and professional.” Teacher, JoAnn MacDougall always has the coolest nails, and for years she’s been telling me that she goes to Turbo Nails. She says, “Nina is an artist – she’s fabulous.” Regardless of which licensed salon professional serves you, you’ll feel at ease the moment you enter Turbo Nails. The spacious reception area is the perfect spot to chat with friends, read a magazine or enjoy a complimentary beverage before or after your appointment. The entire family can come to Turbo Nails for a day of pampering, because Turbo Nails caters to gentlemen and children as well! Believe it or not, as soon as the guys try it, they’re hooked! Many couples have started coming to Turbo Nails for a little get

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away time. The children are also welcome, and Turbo Nails offers a special, discounted price for the little ones. “Ooh, Where Do You Get Your Nails Done?” Turbo Nails! If you think about it, your hands are one of the most important aspects of who you are, how you communicate and how you may come across to people when they first meet you. Often, the first thing we do when we meet someone new is to shake his or her hand, which is why a manicure can make a world of difference. Many customers have expressed that they feel their self-esteem is higher when their nails are done nicely. It makes a lot of sense, for many of us talk with our hands, and having beautifully shaped nails in the color of your choice is a bit like wearing a nice pair of shoes – it can make or break an outfit!

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choice of polish. For those of us who enjoy the benefit of having nails that rarely chip or break, acrylic or gel nails are the way to go. Lasting an average of two weeks, acrylic nails have long been the standard. Most recently, gel manicures have become the manicure of choice. In fact, Turbo Nails has a Gel Manicure on their menu that begins with their traditional manicure, and then they add their amazing GELeration™ gel coat. Applied under a UV light,

your polish becomes peel, fade and chip resistant! Moira from Holiday said, “They did an amazing job! I gave them a “Pinterest” picture and they were able to replicate it perfectly. My nails look wonderful! I found my new nail salon. The salon is very clean and everyone is professional! They got me in same day too! Highly recommended!” If a pedicure is more your style, you can’t go wrong at Turbo Nails. The spa pedicure includes nail shaping,

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cuticle trimming and a foot massage followed by a comforting and relaxing spa treatment that involves wrapping your legs and feet in steamed towels. This relaxing application works to unwind tired muscles and to open the pores of the skin, because the next step is to apply a polish that will leave your legs, feet and toes feeling brand new. Each pedicure chair is equipped with massage capabilities, and when you leave, your nails will look and feel their best, and you will feel rejuvenated and ready to face the world.

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Laurel Brodie says, “I love this place! It is so relaxing, beautiful and clean…Very friendly staff. I highly recommend Turbo Nails if you want a very relaxing pampered day!” In addition to nail services, Turbo Nails also offers a variety of waxing services. Discreet, professional and affordable, the staff at Turbo Nails can help you look and feel you very best. Whether you’re coming in for a simple manicure, a spa pedicure, or a Mani/Pedi combo, Turbo Nails is prepared to make each experience a positive one. Turbo Nails is ready to serve you, whether you’re coming in for a quick fill on your nails, or you’re gathering with friends for a girl’s night out! In fact, Turbo Nails even offers private pampering parties-which are the perfect setting for birthday parties, bridal showers and more. Turbo Nails is located at 1332 Seven Springs Blvd in New Port Richey in the Chelsea Place Plaza. Walk-Ins are welcome, and you can make an appointment by calling 727-376-2929. Turbo Nails is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed on Sunday.

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Trinity Memorial Gardens Adds New Garden of Light, Niche Chapel & New Mausoleum Buildings Katie Thomas Beautifully landscaped, peaceful and compassionately managed - Trinity Memorial Gardens provides outstanding service to celebrate the life of passed loved ones, no matter faith or race. Part of the Trinity community and located off of State Road 54, Trinity Memorial Gardens serves the needs of residents with comfort, peace, and tranquility while providing a beautiful place for visitors to come contemplate the lives of their loved ones. Trinity Memorial Gardens is a full service cemetery, funeral home, and crematory,” explains General Manager Gary Saling. “We are fortunate that we can facilitate our families completely here on the property, without outsourcing, excepting certain services for our Jewish families.” The premises at Trinity Memorial Gardens are pristine with well-maintained, lush gardens, offering a won-

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derful place for visitors looking to memorialize a loved one’s life. There is a special place for everyone at Trinity Memorial Gardens, whether it be in the Garden of Honor (for military), the Garden of Prayer, or near the beautiful Bell Tower or within the Rose Garden; the green grass, beautiful markers and sound of wind blowing the chimes make for a beautiful place of rest and reflection. Trinity Memorial Gardens is comprised of many different garden areas including:

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Rose and Scatter Garden, Garden of Honor, Garden of the Sacred Heart for Catholic burial, Garden of the Immaculate Conception, Garden of Innocence for children, Garden of Prayer, Bell Tower Garden where bells chime every hour, and the Beit Olam Cemetery – House of Eternity for Jewish burial services. The Mausoleum at Trinity Memorial Gardens is spectacular and considered one of the most beautiful in

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the Southeast. Within the lovely interior, you will find crypts and niches of all types that allow the memorializing of family members. The beautiful granite, marble and stained glass interior make Trinity Memorial Gardens Mausoleum unique and brilliant in every way. Tasteful inscriptions in memory of deceased relatives and glass-front memory boxes are a wonderful way to remember what you loved best about a beloved family

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member or friend. “Trinity Memorial Gardens is in the process of adding a number of new venues to the cemetery,” says Gary Saling. “The first new building is called a Niche Chapel, and will be comprised of mostly glass front niches. The atmosphere we are trying to create is a calming casual retreat to remember loved ones. Glass front niches provide the ability for a family to place their loved ones’ cremains in those glass fronted niches and then customize other items to place with the cremains.” Once the nice chapel is complete, Trinity Memorial Gardens will be adding another mausoleum building with all interior marble crypts, as well as two additional outside mausoleums with granite crypts. Gary says, “Those two areas will be centered around a 20-foot by 20-foot pavilion, which is there to provide a little shade and shelter during rain days.” Trinity Memorial Gardens also added a new garden called the Garden of Light, which is an all up-right marker garden, with much larger plots than the other existing gardens. Trinity Memorial Gardens’ commitment to excellence and the com-

passion provided to families is remarkable. The beautifully landscaped acreage with its many gardens and special places for remembrance makes difficult times easier for family and friends left behind. 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 atwww.trinitymemorial.com for additional information.

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CARES Elfers Center Offers Delicious Dining, Activities, Travel, Bingo, Exercise, Art and Much More for Active Seniors! If you are a senior or have a senior-aged family member living in the Northern Pinellas or West Pasco areas, then you should definitely visit the CARES Elfers Center, located at 4136 Barker Drive in New Port Richey. The old Elfers Schoolhouse built in 1914 was completely renovated to house the CARES Elfers Center, and it is absolutely gorgeous with most of the original hardwood floors and original architecture still in place. On the day I visited, the Elfers CARES Center was a beehive of activity! The beautifully decorated Avery Branch Library at CARES is a satellite branch of the New Port Richey Library and is filled with great choices and comfortable furnishings for quiet days, but on the day I stopped by, it was transformed into a crafting class, where colorful fall wreaths were being created. In one quiet office, a volunteer was working one-on-one with a lady to hone her computer skills. Upstairs in what served as the original school’s auditorium, there was an art class going on, where each person was

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working at their own level in making a lovely painting. The upstairs is lovely, with lofty ceilings and a preserved history; it is perfect for parties and dancing! It is available for rent and there have been weddings, graduation parties and celebrations of all sorts at the CARES Elfers Center. On a daily basis, the space is used for classes, such as the painting class, and the many exercise classes such as Silver Sneakers, tai chi, yoga and more. Seniors can find endless things to do year-round at the CARES Elfers Center. The calendar is packed with activities from Bingo, to crafting and art classes, karaoke, Tai Chi, quilting, and there is even a Travel Club. I took a look at some of the fun trips planned for November and was amazed at how affordable CARES is able to make these trips – and they are going to some great places! Some of the upcoming trips include the Hardrock Casino, a St. John’s River Cruise, Tampa Bay Bucs games, The Barn at Lake Alfred, trips to concerts, festivals, and even a Thanksgiving Buffet on the

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Princess Yacht leaving from Tampa’s Channelside. CARES provides transportation in a beautiful new van that was bought with the help from generous donors. CARES Elfers Center Director Glenna Hileman says, “This is a fun place! I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole business life but nothing has been quite like this. I feel like every-

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thing that I’ve done has prepared me for my work here. Our mission at CARES is to have the ability to encourage and assist seniors to age in place and have quality of life. The people who come here for enrichment leave a ‘footprint’ here and it is just so positive!” The volunteers at CARES are remarkable in their dedication to the

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program and to keeping the building in pristine condition. As Glenna said, “The machine that keeps this place going is our volunteers!” In fact, she said that after last year’s hours were added up, some had volunteered more than 1,000 hours! All you have to do is stop by the Center and you’ll soon see that this is a place that has become a 2nd home to its volunteers and to the many who come to use the Center. There is a happy, uplifting energy at the CARES Elfers Center and if you have the time to volunteer, this is an excellent place to start! Chef Ginny Seidle joined the staff of CARES and prepares delicious and

very healthy meals at the CARES Café, which are offered at a cost that is less than the cheapest fast food. Not only that, but the bright, open Café is perfect for visiting with friends. “We have gone from feeding about 10 people at lunch to about 50,” says Glenna. “And we don’t do fast food, we do good food! I am very particular about the nutritional value because for a number of our seniors, this is their main meal. Ginny and I do the shopping ourselves at Gordon Food Service. We have fresh soup every day and only use the freshest, healthiest ingredients.” Every month at CARES ends

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with a special celebratory meal. At the end of August, it was an end-of-summer picnic with everyone’s favorite summertime picnic dishes. Holiday dinners are always special too, and it means so much to many seniors to be able to enjoy companionship along with their Thanksgiving Dinner! Save the Dates and Help CARES! CARES relies on donations and fundraisers to keep these wonderful enrichment programs going. The CARES Annual Benefit presented by the Musunuru Family on November 22, 2015 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails at the cash

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bar. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a Viennese Dessert Buffet, and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. featuring entertainment and Honorees recognition. Sponsorship packages are available from $500 to $15,000. Individual tickets are available for $75. The ELFers Merry Marketplace will be held at the CARES Elfers Center on Saturday, November 14th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, November 15th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Merry Marketplace Vendor Village will feature arts and crafts and Santa’s Sweet Shop will have delicious baked goods and edible gifts for purchase. There will be Reindeer Raffles and Jingle Bell Jam holiday entertainment on both days and the Café will be open! So mark your calendar and meet your friends under the mistletoe at the ELFers Merry Marketplace! CARES Elfers Center is one of a kind! The history here is cherished, as is the future! Find much more information about the many services CARES provides for seniors online at www.CARESFL.org and keep up with them on facebook.com/CARESFL for the latest events.

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“Hearing & Balance” Continued from page 1 Dr. Nikki Goldowski earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing from Cleveland State University and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Louisville. She completed a clinical fellowship at Trinity Hearing & Balance Center before joining the practice. Improving Hearing with Advanced Technology According to Dr. Hansen 95 percent of people with hearing loss can be helped with today’s advanced hearing aids. The first step to better hearing is a comprehensive hearing evaluation at Trinity Hearing & Balance Center with Dr. Hansen or Dr. Goldowski, where they will determine your level of hearing. All patients receive a thorough examination before treatment options are discussed. Testing is performed in a certified sound booth for accurate results. There are two main causes of hearing loss: conductive (caused by anything that interferes with the transmission of sound from the outer to the inner ear) and sen-

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sorineural (caused by damage to the pathway that sound impulses take from the hair cells of the inner ear to the auditory nerve and the brain), or a person may have a combination of the two. Following your comprehensive evaluation with one of the doctors, they will discuss with you how factors such as hearing aid style, size, technology, lifestyle and budget will work for your specific needs. Many times, Trinity Hearing & Balance’s prices are lower than large competitors’ chain stores, with the added benefit of individualized attention and fitting (unlike auto or average fitting), and the comfort of a 75-day money back guarantee. Tinnitus Relief – No More Ringing in the Ears! Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears,” is when a person hears a sound such as whooshing, hissing or whistling that is not actually made in the surrounding environment. Trinity Hearing & Balance Center uses sound therapy to eliminate the perception of the tinnitus. During sound therapy patients listen to tracks of very specific tones created to fit the ringing sound the patient hears, creating a suppression of

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the tinnitus. Tinnitus can sometimes be associated with hearing loss, but isn’t always, and can affect people of all ages. If you are having ringing in the ears, the doctor can evaluate you for tinnitus during your comprehensive hearing evaluation at Trinity Hearing & Balance Center. Vertigo and Balance – No More Spinning! Dr. Hansen says that dizziness is the third most common complaint among patients seen in outpatient clinics. For some people, dizziness/vertigo is a feeling of unsteadiness, while others can experience the whole room spinning around them. Many times patients can’t quite explain what they are feeling, but they know there is something different. One of the most common causes of vertigo is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Trinity Hearing & Balance Center is one of only fifteen centers in the U.S. that has the Epley Omniax® System as a means to diagnose and treat dizziness associated with inner ear disorders. “As most physicians and audiologists specializing in dizziness know, the current standard of care for BPPV is a manually applied Epley maneuver

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on an exam table,” explains Dr. Hansen. “However, we are now realizing that many cases are not as straightforward as we once thought. The Omniax System is the first technology that allows us to differentiate between the various types of vestibular vertigo, as well as to diagnose and treat BPPV, the most common form. With this tool we will now be able to do much more to help all of our patients with vestibular disorders.” Tyra, a pleased client, explains her

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Trinity Hearing & Balance Center is located at the River Crossing Professional Center (behind Kauffman Tires on Little Rd.) and the address is 8605 Easthaven Ct., Suite 101, New Port Richey. Hours are: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, and by appointment on Friday. Trinity Hearing & Balance Center accepts most major insurances and 12-month interest-free financing is available for those who qualify. For more information, call (727) 372-1130 or log on to www.trinityhearingandbalance.com. Dr. Hansen provides her patients at Trinity Hearing & Balance with state-of-the-art technology and one-on-one care success with the Omniax System, “I am a busy mother of 3 suffering from vertigo. I sought out the help of a local Ear, Nose and Throat physician who diagnosed me with BPPV. I had 2 manual Epley table maneuvers but the vertigo still continued. At this point, depression started kicking in. I was feeling frustrated, helpless, sick, and exhausted. After doing research online, I e-mailed Dr. Hansen’s office and Dr. Hansen responded personally. You don’t hear of that happening very often! She was very sympathetic to my problem and we made a plan for me

to fly down there the very next day. I jumped on a plane, rented a car and found a hotel near her office. Dr. Hansen met with me the next morning and treated me with the Omniax chair. I went back to the office the next day and there was no vertigo! It worked! I flew back home that evening and I have not had any vertigo since. That was three weeks ago! Within days, I started to get my energy back… the depression went away… I became my old self. This was truly a life changing event and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Hansen

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and the Omniax System.” Trinity Hearing & Balance Center’s Epley Omniax® System is so unique and effective it was even featured on WFLA Channel 8 News. Log on to trinityhearingandbalance.com to watch the interview segment. If you are suffering from hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or dizziness, let the doctors at Trinity Hearing & Balance Center show you how you can live your life without suffering.

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“9ROUND” Continued from page 1 your cardio, rep those muscles and be done before they even break a sweat. “You can measure results in real time with state-of-the-art heart rate technology (MyZone) and burn up to 500 calories in 30 minutes. As a member, there is access to online nutrition and meal planning,” explains Anita Jones Hilliard, the owner of 9ROUND in New Port Richey. Located at 1326 Seven Springs Boulevard, 9ROUND is convenient to all of Trinity, East Lake, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and beyond. For Anita, 9ROUND is the realization of a lifelong passion for fitness. Tired of the same-old workout routines, Anita loved the 9ROUND concept, and she knew that she wasn’t alone in wanting something more personal, more fun and more convenient while still being affordable. A Realtor as well, Anita infuses excitement and passion for doing what you love, and for loving your workout. She says, “Every day is different at 9ROUND! It’s a thirty-minute circuit, and each member benefits from a 9ROUND trainer’s guidance, motiva-

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tion, and encouragement each visit.” 9ROUND was founded by Shannon “The Cannon” Hudson, a selfproclaimed fitness fanatic and professional kickboxer who wanted to share his concept with the world. An IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing World Champion, Hudson opened the first 9ROUND in 2008 with his wife Heather in South Carolina. 9ROUND is an incredible concept that is based on the core principles of kickboxing, which includes cardio, strength training, and stress-relief. I mean, when was the last time you put on a pair of boxing gloves? At 9ROUND, boxing gloves are included! They’ll show you how to carefully wrap your wrists and hands to protect them

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from injury, and you (yes you!) can be kickboxing in no time! The circuit works like this: There are 9 stations, and you spend a hot three minutes at each station! There’s no guesswork involved, as there’s a trainer within reach to assist you and make sure that you are exercising properly and challenging yourself. Each day the exercises at each station change, keeping each member challenged, fit and excited to continue, because at the end of the day, it’s having fun and loving your workout that’s going to help garner the best results. Maria, a 9ROUND member said, “Thirty minutes a day couldn’t be more fun with Mike and Gina, they al-

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ways know just how to push me and I’m really seeing the results collect, I feel stronger, faster and slimmer than I’ve been in years! I’m addicted to this circuit, like an ever-changing obstacle course for my body!” Clean, fast-paced and always playing great music, the environment at 9ROUND is perfect for working out and having fun. Recently, the J.W. Mitchell High School Cheerleaders came to 9ROUND to check it out, and according to Traci De Leon, cheerleading coordinator and math teacher, they really got a lot out of it! Working with a 9ROUND trainer each visit is incredibly important. Have you ever hurt yourself on a piece of

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gym equipment? Done a step incorrectly in a class environment? Tweaked your back, pulled a muscle? These kinds of minor injuries are pretty common in big-box gym environments where members have to pay extra for one-on-one attention. The main thing that sets 9ROUND apart is the constant attention of a trainer, not your

first time, or your first three times, but every time, as a part of your membership. This can be even more important for people who have limitations due to injury, age or ability. Additionally, knowing that there is trainer on hand makes it safe and easy for people of all ages to come and experience all that 9ROUND has to offer. The first workout is always free, and Anita and the staff at 9ROUND encourage everyone to come on by and see how 9ROUND is unique. Together with Anita’s highly

trained staff, which includes Gina, Dee, Lauren and Mike, 9ROUND is ready to help you kick your fitness plan into action, kick those old workout habits and finally get the body you want and deserve. Jared Green said, “I have to say that I feel more energy, power, and strength from the great workouts from Gina. It’s so great to get it done and push your body to its max! It makes you feel so accomplished to go take on your day.” Anita says, “We really take the time to get to know our members. They can come in at any time and work the thirty minutes into their busy day.” She adds, “And every new member gets a fighter name.” When asked what her own nickname is, Anita says, “Shannon Hudson exclaimed, ‘Anita,

you’re an animal!’ while doing mittwork during training at the franchise headquarters in Greenville, SC. The name stuck.” Donna Havens said, “Amazing workout, awesome trainers and we love the way you can have your family with you. Ours range from 52 to 6... The accommodation to our disabilities and still getting the workout needed. Love all the trainers... Best place to join!” 9ROUND is located at 1326 Seven Springs Blvd. in New Port Richey, at the Chelsea Place plaza. Hours: 7 a.m.–1:30 p.m. & 3:30–8 p.m. on Mon.–Thurs.; Fri., 7 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. & 3:30–7 p.m.; 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sat.; closed Sun. Call (727) 877-4317 or log on to www.9round.com/ChelseaPlaceFl for info, and find them on facebook!


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Imaginative Design. Est. 1996. If you can see it, I can paint it! Custom, hand painted murals. Specializing in baby and children's rooms, homes, libraries and businesses. Free estimates. Reasonable prices. Call Diane of Trinity Fl at 727-494-7993. Certified Nurse Assistant. Licensed, caring and reliable. Independent and in your home. Over 25 years experience in taking care of the elderly with various illnesses. Short term or long term care available. Servicing New Port Richey, Trinity, Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Belleair. Call Lucille at 727-657-8414. Email: Ladyharvey43@gmail.com. Lic #: 186529 PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING by GREAT PANES 18 years of servicing homeowners: Any type home, any windowany where. Screen, sill and track cleaning included. FREE, simple, NO PRESSURE Estimate. My promise: “You owe me nothing until you are 100% satisfied!” Licensed and insured. Call Tom 727-777-6030 www.greatpanesfl.com LOW COST PRESSURE CLEANING. HOUSES • POOL CAGES • DRIVEWAYS AND SIDEWALKS • POOL DECKS • PVC FENCES • CLEAN OUT GUTTERS • CALL DARIN. www.lowcostpressurecleaning.com. 20+ years experience. Licensed and insured. (727) 207-9176 Cleaning Service. Give yourself the ultimate cleaning that you deserve. Responsible, reliable, honest, with references. Ask for Yvonne at 727-645-7779. Free Estimates. Lilly Pad Pet Sitting. 20 years vet tech and pet sitting experience. Licensed and insured. Reasonable rates and extremely reliable, high quality service! I care for: horses, goats, dogs, cats, birds and exotics. The best care out there for all of your pets! Contact Jackie at: (727)255-9432 AFFORDABLE POWER WINDOW REPAIR - BILLY FIX-IT SERVICES (MOBILE SERVICE) “WE COME TO YOU”. Specializing in •Power Window Repair •Power Door Locks •Door Handle Replacement •Side View Mirrors •Door Glass Replacement. Over 8 years in Pinellas County now serving Pasco County. Mention this ad to receive $10. off a new window motor and/or regulator replacement. CALL BILLY FIX-IT SERVICES 727-793-4624 OR VISIT www.powerwindowguy.com FOR A FREE QUOTE! CAKES FOR FUN-Reasonably priced Decorated Cakes for all occasions, made especially for you. From small parties to corporate events. Also available, Cupcake Towers and Cookie Trays. Over 25 dog breed cookie cutters! Minimum 2 week notice, more for larger events including weddings. Visit our site: http://xanadu05.wix.com/cakes-forfun or call (727) 375-5446.

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A NEW LOOK Pressure Washing-2 car driveway $55 (includes all front sidewalks). Add $10ea. for 3 car and corner lots. Most Pool Decks & Cage $125. Fascia, soffits, gutters $100-$125 or whole home exterior most $150-$200. Fences $1per foot. Landscape cleanup and odd jobs too. www.anewlookpw.com. Call Randy 727271-2920 "A" Behaving Pets. A creative solution for your pet's behavior issues. Not just dog training…works great for Dogs, Cats, Birds and other small animals. Stress management for rescue pets. 12 years in Pet Care Business! Also offering Pet Sitting in Trinity, East Lake and NPR. Conyact Marina at: 813-4165301 or abehavingpets@gmail.com. Thank you for your Business! J&J ALUMINUM & RESCREENING INC. New Pool enclosures, patios, lanais, etc. Rescreening your existing areas. Great prices! Excellent work! SCC#131157465. DON'T DELAY CALL J&J TODAY! (727)9922923 Jessie SCREENING & RESCREENING SERVICES: Pool Enclosures, Lanais, Florida Rooms, Screen Rooms. Vinyl Film Windows, Vinyl Film Replacement, Vinyl Film Window Cleaning. Pressure Cleaning, Pool Enclosures, Pool Decks, Drives & Sidewalks. Licensed CBC 057155, Insured, Family Owned & Operated. Wayne Allen Building Contractor 727-842-6100. Reliable and honest cleaning lady offering professional cleaning service. I will also walk your pet and care for your home if in need of a vacation. Over 25 years of experience! If you are looking for an organized and efficient cleaning person, call today for appointment. 727-372-2823 or 727-505-4798

Licensed, EC13005494, and insured. For all your electrical needs call CHARGER ELECTRICAL SERVICES @ 727-9375999.

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We are looking for a polished and professional Medical Receptionist, LPN and Medical Assistant to join our team full time in Trinity. A warm, friendly, outgoing personality and kindness to our patients is required! MUST have experience in a medical office setting (no exceptions), must be able to multi-task, be highly organized and pay attention to detail. We work as a team, and should be able to fill in for other office roles as needed. Must have experience using computers. EMR experience (E-Clinical Works) preferable. Full benefits available. Email your resume to trinitymedicaloffice@yahoo.com SENIORS HELPING SENIORS® We need people who have the heart of a volunteer, a desire to help Seniors, and a wonderful smile. Flexible hours…you set your schedule! Call 813 973 1954 today! AHCH# 233739 Pristine Dry Clean & Alterations currently hiring PT/FT Dry Clean Counter Customer Service; must have morning and Saturday availability; Apply within at 23388 SR 54 Lutz, FL 33549 or by email at PristineDryClean@outlook.com; (813) 9098999 Hope ‘n Play Preschool is currently taking applications to fill two Lead Teaching Positions for our VPK classrooms. Applicants must have either a CDA or teaching certificate. Both positions are in a MWF class and the hours are 9:45am-3:15pm. Please send your resume and transcript to lisa@hopeumc.com. Please contact the Hope ‘n Play office at 727-372-4689 ext. 108 with further questions.

E D U C A T I O N / T U T O R Dyslexia/Reading Interventionist- Wilson Certified Reading Teacher and Certified Teacher (K-8) with over 20 years teaching experience. Offers dyslexia screening and interventions for children with dyslexia and other language processing differences. Scientifically proven effective interventions are used to teach the dyslexic child. If your child struggles in school, I can help! Call (727)482-4118 and visit my website odysseydyslexiaservices.com

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FAMILY OWNED AND OWNER OPERATED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Owner performs all jobs. We offer many services, from switch replacements to panel changes and spa hook ups. Reasonable rates. Keep this ad on your refrigerator, we do troubleshooting as well!

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Office Space For Lease in Trinity Professional offices available in new luxury building, Conference room & security system included:(4) 8x8 cubicles starting at $200 a month & (2) 10x12 offices starting at $400 a month. Call 727-423-1539

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RENTAL OFFICE SPACE. PRIME Little Rd & SR 54 location; 1250 S.F. 25’X50’, 10’ ceilings, bathroom, ample parking-cross parking with Grand Trinity Plaza. Nicely finished for quick and easy occupancy. INCLUDES: WATER/SEWER/TRASH, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE, REAL ESTATE TAXES, SOLID WASTE, SIGNAGE ON LITTLE RD +OVER THE UNIT. $1771 MONTHLY + SALES TAX. For additional information call 727 868-2121.

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Trinity Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

Trinity - Vol. 11, Issue 9, September 2015  

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

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