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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 8, Issue 11, November 2012

Neighborhood News & Lifestyles

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The Business & Dining Guide 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

The Lokey Motor Company Has 60 Years of Sales, Service & Success

A year ago Trinity was introduced to a new concept in art entertainment that includes a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun. The original Painting with a Twist was started by two women in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Their idea quickly spread to 60 franchises in only two years. Trinity’s Painting With a Twist’s owners Sharon Reis and Michelle Beres make art accessible to everyone through their belief that you can create fun art, not fine art. Sharon says that anyone can do it – it’s not about perspective or the color wheel, but about having fun in the two or three hours you’re painting. “The community has embraced us,” says co-owner Sharon Reis. “We

opened this franchise because we wanted to bring a new and creative opportunity to the Trinity region. Over the past year we’ve loved seeing people uncork their inner artist.” At Painting With a Twist you’ll leave from your night out with your own Painting With a Twist has hundreds of paintings that are masterpiece, and featured in classes. Look online to see what’s coming up! possibly even a much! belly-ache from laughing so hard you To experience Painting With a cry. Yes, watching your friends trying Twist for the first time, visit online at to hula-hoop after they’ve had a glass www.paintingwithatwist.com/trinity or two of wine as they let a layer of to view their monthly calendar for paint dry can make you laugh that See “Painting” on page 58.

Editorial..........................Page 3 News Briefs..........................4-5 Calendar...............................6-7 Forbidden Images.............10-11 Tan Spa............................14-15 Trinity Yoga......................18-19 Anclote Storage..................22-23 Trinity Cyclery..................26-27 Kontos Dental Care..........30-31 Landmark Nursery............34-35 Grout Tech.......................38-39 HoneyBaked Ham............46-47 Taste of Trinity.................50-51 Farmer’s Market.....................63 News Briefs............................64 Neighborhood News & Lifestyles Helping The Community.......65 Classifieds..............................66

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When deciding where to purchase your car, it’s important to choose a company that has integrity, experience and a commitment to their customers that goes above-and-beyond the initial purchase. The Lokey Motor Company has these things in spades, and takes pride in creating long-lasting relationships with their customers. While the relationship between a dealership and a customer often ends after the initial purchase, it’s Lokey’s long-term commitment to their customers that makes them unique, offering perks that last the lifetime of their car from friendly service to free car washes that makes the difference. Maybe that is why so many of our families turn to their family when it’s time for a new car. The Lokey Motor Company, which sells

Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury automobiles at its dealership located at 19740 US Highway 19 North just a minute south of Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, is owned by the Lokey family, which has been an integral part of the automotive sales industry in the Tampa Bay Area for more than 60 years. The legacy of The Lokey Motor Company began in 1952, when Earle B. Lokey opened his first dealership in Clearwater

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From The Editor Kim Thomas

Have a Joyful and Delicious Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you, dear readers. All of us at Neighborhood News & Lifestyles would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with all the wonderful things that satisfy the soul. A delicious feast shared with loved ones is hard to beat. Whether you are spending the holidays with a small intimate group of friends or the whole dang family, take some time to put your feet up and just breathe! Then, when you are relaxed, let your mind wander to all the things that you have to be thankful for. And no matter how crazy your life may be, there is something to be thankful for if you’ll take the time to reflect. Maybe, like me, you’ll be thankful the election is finally over and you’re not bombarded with political ads on the tube and in the mailbox! Or you could be thankful that the baby is learning to crawl right on time or your pup finally learned to go outside to do his business. Grandparents may be thankful for the grandkids who remind them of the wonder and joy of youth.

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It may be that you are so happy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a game, or your little league team is playing well. There are big things and small things that happen every day and though life isn’t always perfect – you are alive. And that is something to be thankful for. Just remember, life is messy but a hot shower always feels good. Usually we put out one paper at a time, but when the holidays come around we hustle it up to get in some family time. We will be working hard this month to put two papers out on the day before Thanksgiving so we can all relax for a few days – it seems like that is how it works out every year. And you know, even though it is more work, it always goes smoothly every year. That is something I am very thankful for – coworkers who are likeminded and who also are dear friends. Even though Neighborhood News & Lifestyles is family-owned and operated, there are a few of us who aren’t related. But we feel like we are definitely part of the Neighborhood News

family and when the going gets tough, this “family” gets tougher! And then we go have some fun! I will be traveling to Carrabelle, Florida to have Thanksgiving with the whole dang family. And there are a lot of us! I’m so thankful for my family my hubby and kids especially! I’m so happy my parents have a beautiful piece of property where neighbors are scarce and wildlife is plentiful, and we can be as loud as we want! I’m thankful that my five siblings are healthy and happy. I can’t wait for all the cousins to fish off the dock, throw the football around and tease each other relentlessly. I’m thankful that we are a diverse family with all types – something that has made each of us grow as individuals. It isn’t always easy to accept others’ differences but when you have love, those differences become endearing. Life is constantly changing and throwing challenges our way, but the challenges, the sadness and the pain make the good times even better!

Trinity Area Neighborhood News 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@neighborhoodnewsfl.com Editorial E-mail: editorialdept@neighborhoodnewsfl.com © 2012 Trinity Area Neighborhood News is published by Ads 2 Publications, Inc. Publisher Tim Selby General Manager Jim O’Reilly Editor Kim Thomas Advertising Sales Matt Selby Tim Selby Jim O’Reilly Alexis Selby Ken Burke Billing Manager Doreen Selby

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Community News Briefs

Letter from Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco We continue to make strides against the sale of synthetic drugs in Pasco County. I am pleased that the Pasco Board of County Commissioners recently voted to enact an ordinance that will severely penalize any retailers who continue to sell this poison. The county ordinance targets store owners based on the packaging and marketing of the drugs, and levies a $500 civil fine for EACH individual package that a store owner possesses. Even before the ordinance passed, the efforts of your Pasco Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit detectives have made a strong impact on the sellers and manufacturers of these dangerous products. Undercover deputies raided 18 convenience stores across the county and arrested numerous store clerks who were selling synthetic marijuana. This operation came months after we sent letters to the store owners

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warning them that they needed to stop selling these products and we would be following up to ensure that the sales stopped. But what we found is that many stores were hiding the stuff behind the counters and would only sell to people that they believed were not law enforcement officers. Due to our enforcement efforts, a group of 17 retail store owners recently sent the Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office a letter from their attorney promising to cease sales of spice and similar products. Our undercover efforts targeting retail sales of spice followed our crackdown on two Pasco manufacturing locations that were actually creating spice and other synthetic drugs, many of which were not only sold here, but were also shipped out across the country. Our partnership with federal authorities resulted in the arrests of several individuals both in Pasco and in South Dakota. You may have seen a number of billboards across the county highlight-

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ing our innovative sticker program. When retail store owners sign a letter and promise not to sell synthetic drugs, they will receive a Sheriff’s Office sticker to place on their door or window signifying that their store is drug-free. This provides consumers an easy way to determine which stores refuse to sell these products and I applaud those retailers who have joined our program. Other law enforcement agencies have since inquired about our program to begin similar sticker programs in their own counties. Your deputies will continue to fight to keep Pasco synthetic drugfree, and I will not tolerate the sales of these poisonous products in our county. Nelson Dentistry in Lutz Receives Program Accreditation Nelson Dentistry in Lutz recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Nelson Dentistry is directed by Jay Nelson, DMD, and is located at 1928 Highland Oaks Blvd. “The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine congratulates Nel-

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son Dentistry on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a dental sleep medicine facility,” said Dr. Gail Demko, AADSM president. “Nelson Dentistry is a significant resource to the local sleep medicine community and will provide the highest quality care for patients with sleep-disordered breathing.” To receive three-year accreditation, a dental sleep medicine facility must meet or exceed all standards for professional practice and patient care as designated by the AADSM. Those standards include the continuing education of staff; a developed set of policies and procedures for accepting, treating and billing patients; and adherence to approved standards for safety, customer service and patient follow-up. Dental sleep medicine is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on managing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT) – an effective alternative to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Once a patient is diagnosed with primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea by a Board-Certified sleep physician, a den-

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tist trained in dental sleep medicine can provide treatment with OAT. OAT uses a “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. OAT devices prevent the airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue or supporting the jaw in a forward position. The devices are also quiet, portable and easy to care for. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is a professional membership organization that provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. Learn more about oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine on the AADSM website at www.aadsm.org. Alzheimer’s Family Organization Participates in National Candle Lighting Day November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and on November 11, the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO) participated in National Candle Lighting day. “It is a good time for us to stop for a minute and consider the impact of the disease

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on patients now suffering from Alzheimer’s and the implications for the future,” said AFO Executive Director Dominick De Petrillo. Currently, this terrible disease is affecting more than 5,000,000 people in the United States. It affects 1 in 10 at 65 years of age and 1 in 2 at 85. With the advancing “Baby Boomers,” experts predict that 14 to 16 million people will be affected by the year 2030. Those who are or have been caregivers of an Alzheimer’s disease patient know the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial strain that is involved. AFO is a local organization that offers a number of services and programs to help families dealing with the many responsibilities of care giving for an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia patient. Memory loss is the first indicator that a person may have a problem, possibly the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It is very important to get a diagnosis early in the disease process. This allows valuable time for the patient and family to make unhurried decisions on medical treatment and address important financial concerns. Frequently, AFO offers free Memory Screenings to anyone who

feels he or she may be experiencing memory loss. For further information about upcoming events please contact AFO’s main office at 727-848-8888 or toll free at 888-496-8004. Sertoma Foundation Builds Awareness for Dementia Related Hearing Loss Today, an estimated five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and increasing evidence shows that unmanaged hearing loss can interrupt the cognitive processing of spoken language and sound. People with dementia have higher rates of hearing loss, yet lower levels of hearing healthcare intervention. And, undiagnosed hearing loss can play a confounding role in the medical evaluation of dementia. However, according to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation we learn that appropriate use of hearing aids can often improve quality of life for both the individual with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver. “There are many families within our community coping with Alzheimer’s and the challenges it presents,” says Craig McCart, Executive Director for Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida. “At

Sertoma, we want to help ensure that the hearing health of those in our community with Alzheimer’s is appropriately managed. Hearing loss, when left unaddressed, can compound the difficulties that people with Alzheimer’s and their families already face. But in many cases, the appropriate use of hearing aids can benefit people with hearing loss, including individual’s with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.” A comprehensive hearing assessment should be part of any medical evaluation prior to the evaluation of dementia. By addressing the hearing loss, an audiologist can move toward a more accurate diagnosis, improve quality-of-life for those who have Alzheimer’s, and help them live as fully as possible. In this same spirit of leadership, the Sertoma Foundation is urging hearing healthcare professionals to join in promoting National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month during November to raise awareness of the importance of addressing hearing loss in both the diagnostic process and to enhance quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. There are several ways to particiSee “News Briefs” on page 62.

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Community Calendar Students Of Dayspring Academy Offer Free Concert For The Community Fri., Nov. 16, 9:30 AM––Over 50 students from Dayspring Academy will be performing a concert for the community as part of the school’s Community Service Day. “We know the importance of volunteers and community spirit and this is our way of supporting that focus,” said Kelly Covic, Arts Director for Dayspring Academy. The students, who are in grades six through eight, are currently in Musical Theatre or Dance class. “We bring aspects of acting, theatre and dance to our performance,” said Ms. Covic. “We’ll be performing musical numbers with a 1950s theme and the students are learning to make their own poodle skirts for this concert.” The performance is open to the public and all are welcome. Three numbers will be performed in the dining area of Medical Center of Trinity, located at 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity, FL. The dining area can be ac-

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cessed through the main entrance of the hospital. For more information, contact Kelly Covic at Dayspring Academy at 727-847-9003. Keystone UMC Golf Tourney Nov. 17, 8:30AM––Keystone United Methodist Church’s annual Wayne Odell Keystone Classic Golf Tournament promises fun! Golfers in the tournament will also be eligible to win an E-Z-Go Express S4 golf cart vehicle, valued at $7,500, as a hole-in-one prize during the tournament. This prize has been donated by Golf Cart Depot in Land O’ Lakes. Complete rules for winning will be available at the tournament. The best-ball scramble tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Silver Dollar Golf Club. Entry fee is $55 per person, and includes lunch following the tournament, as well as prizes, contests and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit and grow KUMC’s youth programs. Keystone

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UMC is located at 16301 Race Track Road, Odessa. The Rev. Tim Haas is pastor. Anyone interested in participating in the golf tournament is asked to contact KUMC at (813) 920-5153 or keystoneumc@tampabay.rr.com. Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council Nov. 15, 10AM––The Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council will hold its November meeting at Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. The Pasco and North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council is a part of Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The council is made up of local ombudsmen whose goal is to improve the quality of life and care of residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. An ombudsman is a specially trained and certified volunteer who has been given authority under federal and state law to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, long-term care facility residents. The

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Pasco and North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council serves Pasco and North Pinellas counties. The organization is seeking volunteers. Individuals may call Lynn V. Penley at 727-376-2788 or email penleyl@elderaffairs.org. For information on Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, visit online at ombudsman.myflorida.com. Bethlehem Recreated for Christmas Celebration Fri., Nov. 30 – Mon., Dec. 3, 6– 8:30 PM––Hope United Methodist Church, at 2200 Little Rd. in Trinity welcomes you to experience Bethlehem. Recapture the true meaning of Christmas by visiting a living recreation of the town of Bethlehem. Wind your way through the streets of the city where Mary and Joseph came to give birth to the Savior of the world. Join the shopkeepers as they haggle with the Roman tax collectors. Hear the story of the three kings from the East who had followed the star. Talk to the shepherds and hear the angelic hosts sing. See the baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph in the humility and simplicity of the manger. Each year, nearly 300 volunteers

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from Hope United Methodist Church rebuild and fill the city of Bethlehem. This year, you’ll have four nights to bring friends and family for a Christmas experience you will never forget. Come early, as each year the number of visitors has increased, with more than 5,000 people passing through the town last year. There is no charge, but visitors are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food items that those playing Roman soldiers will collect as a tax. To set the stage for a more uplifting and authentic season of giving, in the spirit of the very first Christmas, mark your calendar to join us. For more information, please visit online at hope-umc.com/experiencebethlehem.cfm. 5TH Annual Hearts of Gold Holiday Fair Thur., Nov. 29, 6:30–9 PM––4 Hearts invites you to the 5th Annual Hearts of Gold Holiday Fair at Cypress Run Golf Club. Guests will pay $10 (tax-deductible donation) at the door for unlimited possibilities to finish up your holiday shopping! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, exciting raffles, silent auction, celebrity guests, free gift wrapping and more! Come

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out and enjoy the fun, get your holiday shopping in and help to provide holiday dinners to local families in need. Cypress Run Gold Club is located at 2669 Saint Andrews Blvd. in Tarpon Springs. Nar-Anon Family Groups Meetings Nar-Anon Family Groups - A worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction is hosting several meetings. Florida Website: Naranonfl.org, Help Line: 1-888947-8885. Wednesdays, 8 PM––at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Rd., New Port Richey. Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Harbor Art Festival Dec. 1-2, (Sat., 10AM – 5 PM) (Sun., 10 AM – 4 PM)––Stroll historic Downtown Palm Harbor along Florida Avenue and enjoy art. Free admission. The Juried show features artists craftsmen, plus music, children’s activities, and sponsor and community exhibits. There will be a food court featuring the “Battle of the Best Wings in Pinellas County.”

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3/2/2 1925 htd sf As you enter into the foyer you have soaring vaulted ceilings w/crown molding, tile flooring throughout the formal living & dining rooms. Kitchen w/white cabinets w/pullout shelves, solid surface counters. Kitchen overlooks family room w/tile flooring. Master w/two walk in closets. Large lanai w/a park like setting and this home offers a brand new roof. $224,999

4/2/2 2534 sf This home has formal Living & dining rooms w/soaring ceilings and 16" tile flooring throughout for easy care. Kitchen has white cabinets w/pullout shelves and overlooks the family room. The master has two walk in closets and master bath has walk in shower, garden tub & linen closet. You'll enjoy the lanai that has a pool and a tranquil view of the forest. $309,900

2207 htd sf 3/2/2 Shows like a model! As you enter into the foyer the formal living & dining rooms have gleaming hard wood floors w/soaring ceilings. The kitchen just remodeled w/42"wood cabinets w/raised panel doors w/crown molding and lighting above and beneath the cabinets for that special touch. Granite counters & backsplash, breakfast bar & breakfast nook area. Kitchen overlooks the family room w/hardwood floors & plantation shutters. Master bedroom w/two closets & master bath w/dual sinks, walk in shower, linen & regular closet. Den w/sliders to the large extended lanai w/pavers and a fabulous view of the golf course. Plus many other upgrades in this house. $264,900

2/2/21674htd sf This is an end unit w/lots of natural light. Tile flooring in foyer. Soaring ceilings in living & dining rooms. Kitchen w/white cabinets w/raised panel doors, solid surface counters, closet pantry & built in cabinet for your TV in the breakfast nook area. Master has two walk in closets, master bath w/dual sinks, linenm closet and walk in shower. great lanai w/outside patio and park like setting $169,900

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4/2/3 2703sqft. This home offers a cul de sac location plus a private lot that overlooks the pond & forest. The formal living & dining rooms are great to entertain in. The kitchen has cabinets w/pullout shelves, pot drawers, under cabinet lighting, wall oven & microwave, range w/range hood, cabinet pantry, desk and solid surface counters. The kitchen overlooks family room w/wood flooring and built in entertainment center. There are two generous size guest bedrooms and an office. The master has two walk in closets and the master bath has dual sinks, walk in shower, linen closet and jacuzzi tub. The extended lanai has its own built in kitchen and there is also a hot tub to relax in. But don't forget the view of the pond and forest! $370,000 FOX HOLLOW

5/3/3 2484 htd sf Wow Formal living & dining room, kitchen overlooks the family room, full bath that services for the pool and guest bedroom/den or office on the first floor. 4 bedrooms upstairs plus walk up attic. fenced in yard w/pool and view of the pond to enjoy $284,900

2395 sf The foyer has wood floors in this Kent III w/soaring ceilings throughout. The formal living room has sliders & the dr has plantation shutters & designer style lighting. This kitchen has wood floors, white cabinets w/solid surface counters w/tile backsplash set on a diagonal pattern plus a pot rack. The family room has carpet & plantation shutters. The two guest bedrooms has ceiling fans & the master has 2 walk in closets, plant shelves pocket door to master bath w/white cabinets w/solid surface counters, walk in shower & garden tub. The lanai is extended and includes a 33ft pool & spa w/pebble sheen finish & propane or solar panels w/temperature control for heating, salt water chlorinator, pop up cleaning system & a view of the golf course & forest. $374,900

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Forbidden Images Tattoo Art Studio

Capturing a Moment of Your Life in Ink By Alexis Selby Tattooing, an art form that has been around for over 4,000 years, is a symbolic way for people to express to the world their beliefs and feelings, while showcasing unique aspects of their personality and their taste in design and artistry. For centuries, people have used their skin as canvas for tattoo art to beautify their body, serve as an expression of individuality, pay tribute to a loved one or simply signify a form of adornment. “Tattoos tell stories of your

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life,” says Litos, owner and head tattoo artist at Forbidden Images, “and my job as a fine art tattooist is to master the ability to stop time and capture it on your skin.” Litos has been in the tattoo industry for over 35 years. Originally from Rio De Janeiro, Brasil, he has dedicated his life to creating art on paper, canvas and skin. Recognized in the industry with numerous national and international awards for his art, he still has the same passion as when he first started. “I am blessed and honored to be chosen to be the artist responsible to immortalize

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my clients’ most special images,” says Litos. His work can be viewed at the website at www.ForbiddenImages.com. Litos runs the shop alongside his wife Julie and talented tattoo artists JD McGowan and Steven Cornicelli. Steven Cornicelli After walking into Forbidden Images in early 2012, Steven was astounded by the artistic atmosphere of the shop. “Just walking into the shop inspires you,” says Steven. “I met with Litos and Julie and they offered me a

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chance of a lifetime – I took it!” Born in Maryland in 1970, Steven is a creative artist who has been drawing his entire life. In the early 1980s art became a way for Steven to express himself – it started with tracing superheroes out of comic books that opened up the floodgates to a life dedicated to art. As a young adult, Steven studied art anatomy classes at SUNY Farmingdale as well as art and design classes at the Art Institute. After getting his first tattoo at the age of 18 he was hooked and realized tattooing was his calling. Although it took

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tooing is a passion and is an art form that I am happy to be a part of; as well as working with the great guys here at the shop.” His portfolio includes musicians, actors, athletes and other celebrities, as well as performing complete cover-ups, and reworks. Forbidden Images is a company that thrives off of positive energy and the staff connects with their clients on a whole different level, providing them with an embracing atmosphere and an exceptional experience. Forming long lasting relationships with Steven Cornicelli (left), Litos (sitting) all of their customers is & JD McGowan (right) something that Litos, some time for his dream to beJulie, JD and Steve pride themcome a reality, Steven officially selves on. Once they create a made his breakthrough into the tattoo on someone, they like to tattoo industry in 1996 and has keep the communication flowing, been tattooing ever since. facilitating open interaction with all of their customers to fully JD McGowan ensure complete satisfaction. JD has been active in the “Our clients become good friends tattoo industry for the past ten of ours,” says Litos. “When you years and has worked as a tattoo come to us you will get one-onartist all over the country – from one attention. We ask a lot of Nashville, TN to Jonesboro, AR. questions so we can accurately inJD has always had a passion for terpret your feelings about the art and as a kid taught himself tattoo as opposed to just creating how to draw from books and an image. It’s not just the subject comics. “To me, I feel it is an of the tattoo; it’s the meaning honor to tattoo people and bring that creates the tattoo.” their ideas to life,” says JD. “TatA collaborative effort, the

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new location in Trinity, Forbidden Images boasts a beautiful open shop, encouraging all the tattoo artists to work together as a team. They are always bouncing ideas off of each other and this continuous communication ensures that no matter which artist you see, high-quality tattoo work is always a goal. “We are here to show the public and the clientele what they deserve, not just the tattoo, but also the environment and the respect they will get when they come to us,” says Lito. The new tattoo art studio is an Asian Zen style with some industrial touches. The talent of his wife Julie, and her vision to decorate, created a space of inspiration and tranquility. Together, Litos and Julie form a combination of confidence, trust and comfort for those who experience their studio. “Anyone can paint a picture, but to make you feel it is a gift,” says Litos. “Forbidden Images is committed to the individual expression of art. Come visit and experience for yourself why it is vital to value art the same way we live life – with passion!” In addition to using the highest quality inks, Litos, JD and Steven are privy to using the best quality products, as Forbidden Images remains at the forefront of leading developments and technology in regards to the tattoo industry. Litos is very adamant about continuing education and attends numerous conventions

throughout the world in order to stay at the very top of his field. In addition to tattooing, Litos also designs custom products with his art on it and has over 200 products available – from coffee mugs and laptop covers to t-shirts and stamps. He also custom-designs paintings and other decorative pieces. You can either request art, which takes you through the same process as when designing a tattoo, or you can purchase art that is already drawn. Litos and Julie are very active in the community and are huge supporters of local businesses. “We have a great relationship with businesses in the local community,” states Litos. “Together we help each other grow as people.” At Forbidden Images Studio, the artists are able to interpret an important part of you and through talent and creativity give life to your deepest emotions and bring to reality a true work of art. Forbidden Images is located at 10900 State Road 54, suite 104 in Trinity, next to Grille 54. They are open Mon. – Sat. 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. To schedule an initial consultation, for additional information regarding the shop, or to purchase gift certificates for the holidays, please call Julie at (727) 846-8757, visit online at ForbiddenImages.com or email ForbiddenImages@mac.com.

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Experience FIT Bodywraps and Mystic HD at Tan Spa Tan Spa, located at 7813 Mitchell Boulevard in the Trinity community, has some great new services that can help you look fabulous at those upcoming holiday parties! Tan Spa’s menu of services offers some fabulous treats for the body including a Hydration Station, Hydromassage, Lumiere Light Facial, Teeth Whitening and Tanning including the cutting edge spray tanning system, Mystic HD and the new FIT Bodywrap. Tan Spa owner Ambria Hatcher is thrilled to offer these new and exciting services to her customers. FIT Bodywrap “The FIT Bodywrap is a new type of bodywrap that is self-delivered, and is a fantastic addition to a healthy diet and exercise program,” says Ambria. “It uses

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heat and infrared light to detox and help the body burn up to 1,400 calories in one session!” The FIT Bodywrap is simply a cozy blanket that you lay in for an hour, giving you time to relax as well. You can watch a movie,

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read, or just let your mind have a break while the FIT Bodywrap does its work. You can find out the full details about FIT Bodywrap at fitbodywraps.com, but some of the

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benefits listed on the website, in addition to burning mega calories, include: reduction in appearance of cellulite; detoxify the body; improve skin tone and texture; dramatically reduce joint

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and muscle pain; increased blood flow for superior cardiovascular benefits. The magic happens with a thermo wrap blanket that combines up to 130° of heat with far infrared light. This heat and light combination actually breaks stored fat down and converts it into fatty acids that your body can use to create energy. Results can be seen after one session! Mystic HD “We have the brand new sunless Mystic HD which is a completely new experience for all clients who have spray tanned before,” explains Ambria. “The booth warms up so you’re not freezing in the booth, it sprays and dries you between every pass so there is no need to dry off and it eliminates any streaking. The solution is new and improved and comes in Light, Medium, and Dark. You can also add additives to your spray to pH balance

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the skin to ensure even results with natural color - NO ORANGE!” The color takes 6-8 hours to develop and the results can last 3-7 days depending on how moisturized your skin is and if you exfoliate before the treatment. If you want an instant glow, you can add single or triple bronzers for instant color as well. The session only takes a few minutes and can make you 24 shades darker. More information can be found about Mystic HD at sunlessinc.com. Tan Spa is a perfect treat for yourself and a great gift for the holidays. Gift Certificates are available. Visit Tan Spa at 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Mon. – Fri., 9 AM – 9 PM, Sat., 9 AM – 6 PM, and 10 AM – 5 PM on Sun. Visit yourtanspa.com for more information or call (727) 372-7221.

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Revitalize Your Mind and Your Body at Trinity Yoga By Julie Kanehl The existence of yoga is said to go back more than 3,000 years B.C., and once you know a little bit about it, it’s not hard to know why. Yoga is a unique practice that engages more than your physical body in your workout, but also your mind, and some say that yoga affects their soul, increases their faith and improves every aspect of their lives. Don’t be scared away, because yoga is not a religion, it’s a form of exercise, and an incredible way to get fit, clear your mind, and relieve stress. Regardless of race, sex, creed, religion or color, yoga is a practice that, unlike many other forms of exercise, can be practiced by anyone of any age, and of any physical ability. The truth is, it’s excellent for you! Conveniently located on Old C.R. 54 between Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant and the Kelly Dance Academy, Trinity Yoga is owned by Anne Bromberg and Christina Lowden who truly love what they do. Together they have created an incredibly popular

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yoga studio that is welcoming, calming, and a great place to get fit and make friends. Unlike gyms, the feel of Trinity Yoga is completely open and accepting. Whether you have done yoga for years, or have no idea what all the hype is about and want to take your first class – you will fit in beautifully. In its 5th year, Trinity Yoga offers a wide range of yoga styles from Gentle Yoga, which is a perfect class for beginners, to Hot Power Yoga, which is a real calorie burner. There are many different styles of yoga that are taught at Trinity Yoga, but all you have to do is come, bring your mat and your water and do your best! That’s it. No stress, no competition, just practice. There are currently five instructors at Trinity Yoga, and all of them are 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teachers with the Yoga Alliance. Each of the instructors add something unique to the practice, and work hard to make everyone feel welcome, safe and at peace while they practice in the studio.

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In addition to yoga, Trinity Yoga also offer Pilates, a 30 Minute Body Blast (which is a workout that is reminiscent of the popular Insanity and P90X training styles), and even tai chi. Whatever your fitness level, focus and goal, you will find a great workout at Trinity Yoga. Christina says, “I do my best to get to know every student, to find out how they feel and to see how they are doing in their practice. I don’t want anyone to be afraid of what yoga is,

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and I want to make yoga work for everyone.” Yoga is More Than Pretty Poses First and foremost, yoga is a workout! It is way more than sitting pretty with your legs crossed and your eyes closed. The practice of yoga is very unique in that it can be practiced together, but is done completely independently, so it’s perfectly suited to challenge you regardless of your physical abilities or limitations.

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that I like most about yoga is how it grows and changes as life changes. I don’t have to change my practice if I have an injury, or if something is bothering me, like a runner would have to. I can just shift the way that I practice yoga.” Instructor Leslie Lemmon came into yoga from a completely different place. She’d been badly injured in a (L) Christina Lowden & (R) Anne Bromberg car accident and needed surgeries that created painful physical limitations. “I asked Christina fell in love with fitness my doctor what I was allowed to do to when her children were little and she work out, and he said yoga, so I tried took a job at a daycare in a gym. She it.” She adds, “After awhile I realized became so passionate, that she was enthat there was more to yoga than couraged to become certified in all moving through positions, and now I kinds of instruction. She started getfeel so much better than I ever did.” ting into everything she could, favorChristina says, “We really have a ing spinning, step and Pilates. At the great energy here at Trinity Yoga. The time, yoga was kind of at the end of students here are the best and they the list, but then she was introduced have a real positive energy.” to power yoga and she was immediMaybe it’s that positive energy ately hooked. that has men and women lining up at Christina says, “My love for yoga the door to the studio with their water slowly happened, and it really chalbottles and their yoga mats, or maybe lenged me. The more I learned, the it’s the fact that there really is a class more it became a spiritual practice for for everyone. Either way, the studio is me.” She adds, “One of the things

booming. In fact, they’ve had to expand twice since they opened. “People have been so welcoming and it has been great to see so many students practice yoga and make it a part of their lives,” says Christina. Schedules and Classes Trinity Yoga offers a variety of classes every day, in a variety of styles including the previously mentioned Gentle Yoga, as well as Hatha Yoga, which focuses on using proper breathing techniques and standing and sitting positions that align the body to cleanse the body of toxins, strengthen the body and increase muscle strength. Hatha Yoga is what most people think of when they think of yoga. Another popular style of yoga is Yin Yoga, where the body’s position is held for a longer time. Other styles include Vinyasa and Restorative. Power Yoga and Hot Power Yoga and Hot Tai Chi classes are a great way to ramp it up a bit. These highcalorie-burning classes take yoga to another level where the only equipment you need to create the body and mind that you desire is yourself. In Hot classes the temperature in the studio is raised above 90 degrees to help your body release the toxins, and help your body move more fluidly. If you still want to take your fitness to another level, there are the Pilates classes, the 30 Minute Body Blast and many more to choose from. Christina says, “The 30 Minute Body Blast class is very popular. I actually have students who have gone from a size 10 to a size 6!” In addition to regular classes, Trinity Yoga also offers special workshops; in fact Sunday, November 18th, Trinity Yoga is offering a Yin Yoga Workshop with sound. One of Christina’s amazing talents is her love of Acutonics, which is the use of sound to facilitate in healing, focus

The Gentle Yoga class is perfect for those who want to learn yoga and growth among other things, and this workshop will include this practice. Trinity Yoga has a lot of excellent options for students who are interested in taking classes. For a monthly fee that can be auto-debited on the 1st or 15th of each month, students can take any class that they’d like all month long. Another popular option is to purchase class cards. Right now Trinity Yoga is offering a special of $5 off of a 5 class card, and $10 off of a 10 class card. Christina says, “If you’re interested in taking two or more classes a week, the auto debit is the most affordable option.” If you’re not sure you’d like to commit, you can take any class for $15 as a walk-in student, and your very first class at Trinity Yoga is only $5, so what are you waiting for? Perhaps you need a little more incentive? Well, I’ve got it. Trinity Yoga also offers massage therapy! Ahava Massage is located within Trinity Yoga and a massage is a great way to relax, unwind and de-stress. Owner Yani Hovsepian-Knapp says, “Ahava means love.” Yani is coming up on her oneyear anniversary at Trinity Yoga and she will be offering a special to celebrate. Yani is a licensed massage therapist in a number of massage techniques including relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. Trinity Yoga is located at 8514 Old CR 54 in Trinity. The Studio is open 30 minutes before the start of each class. For more information on the class schedule visit www.trinityyoga.com or call 727-253-7000 or 727-743-0154. To make an appointment at Ahava Massage, contact Yani Hovsepian-Knapp at 727-858-6340 or visit her website at www.ahava.massagetherapy.com. Trinity Yoga and Ahava Massage can both be found on Facebook.

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Anclote Storage Offers Affordable, Secure Storage for Boats, RVs and More By Amy Paterson If you are looking for a place to store your boat, recreational vehicle or trailer, Anclote Storage offers a safe, convenient and affordable location for you to store your property with 24hour access year-round. And, owner Thomas Scoggins promises the best rates in town! The 5.5-acre storage facility, located at 3346 Elfers Parkway in New Port Richey for more than ten years, has kept its customers’ property safe and intact. Located just off of S.R. 54, Anclote Storage is convenient for residents of New Port Richey, Trinity, Odessa, Lutz, and beyond. The roomy facility offers a perfect solution for those who are in need of an affordable, yet very secure place to store recreational vehicles, boats and boat trailers, work trailers and more. Currently, you can store a boat trailer up to 30 feet in length for $29 plus tax, and boats or RVs up to 30 feet can be

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stored for only $39 plus tax. Don’t worry if you have a bigger one, you’ll still be pleased with Anclote Storage’s prices. With 24-hour, secure gate access, you’ll be able to reach your boat or RV at any time of the day or night, knowing that no one else will be able to do the same. There are 270 spaces available for rent, with some measuring up to 70 feet. In addition to standard storage, Anclote Storage also has warehouse storage available for workshops, light industrial operations, files and inventory. Each bay comes equipped with 20-foot roll-up doors, offering you plenty of clearance. There are six bays available measuring up to 8,000 square feet, with each bay rented on a monthly basis at $3 per square foot. Thomas has owned and operated Anclote Storage for just over a year and just celebrated the business’ oneyear anniversary on November 1. He says, “I am working every day to im-

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Anclote Storage has 5.5 acres available for your boat, RV, and trailer storage prove, as well as maintain the property and storage spaces.” He plans to offer more covered storage spaces, but as it is there are a limited number of covered spaces available. Thomas, who

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grew up in the area, is a nice, ambitious young man who is very motivated to do what it takes to make his business successful for himself and his lovely new wife Samantha.

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After letting me in the gate of the vast property, Thomas introduced me to Dottie, his right-hand woman. Dottie answers the phone and helps customers out with just about anything they need to know. She also helps keep an eye on the place afterhours, as she conveniently lives across the street. Another longtime neighbor and friend is the previous co-owner and manager of Anclote Storage, Dave Bolton, who also lives across the street and keeps a watchful eye out. Dottie worked for Anclote Storage when Dave was co-owner and stayed on when Thomas Scoggins bought the establishment. With Snowbird season upon us, many of us will have friends or family

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members who are traveling down to stay the winter. Be sure to share the news about Anclote Storage, as it is a great place for them to store their RVs or travel trailers, if they are looking for affordability and security. Storage space is rented on a month-tomonth basis, and all major credit cards are accepted. Although most of the things stored here are boats and RVs, there is ample space to store other things such as shipping containers and trailers. If there is something that you are looking to store that is somewhat unusual or rather large, call Anclote Storage and they will do what they can to accommodate your needs.

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There’s a Bike for Everyone at Trinity Cyclery By Julie Kanehl For the folks at Trinity Cyclery, an extension of the popular and locally famous Neptune’s Cyclery in Tarpon Springs, a bicycle is a special thing. Far more than a great way to get around, and more than a great way to exercise, to them a bicycle is personal. Like a car, a person’s bicycle can say a lot about who they are, and in a way have personalities of their own. That’s why they have so much passion for what they do. Whether you take the wheels out for an occasional spin, or you are a hard-core cyclist, Trinity Cyclery has a bike for you. Trinity Cyclery opened just a few short months ago in the Trinity Oaks shopping plaza just west of Tamarind Boulevard and east of Little Road, making it completely convenient for everyone in Trinity. This brand new bike shop is

owned by Eddie Mullally, who in the mid-nineties successfully renovated a 4,000-sq.-ft. building in Tarpon Springs (that most people thought was doomed to be demolished) into, not one, but two successful businesses. Eddie bought the old building at the corner of Tarpon Avenue and Safford Avenue in 1994 and opened Neptune Lounge & Cyclery in 1996. Neptune’s Lounge & Cyclery fits perfectly with the atmosphere in Tarpon Springs, and the community welcomed Eddie and Neptune’s into the fold. For years, Neptune’s has been the destination for anyone who is in need of a bicycle. Conveniently located on The Pinellas Trail, it’s a great place to buy a bike. Well known for their repair business and rental capabilities as well, Neptune’s Cyclery is a part of the fabric of Tarpon Springs. At night when the cyclery closes, Neptune’s Lounge opens next door.

Trinity Cyclery Offers Knowledge & Experience Eddie says, “I’d sold a lot of bikes to people in the Trinity area especially because of the Suncoast Trail being out that way.” Knowing that Trinity could use a great bike shop, Eddie opened Trinity Cyclery, and put a manager in charge who’s extremely knowledgeable about bikes. Tony Steward, Manager at Trinity Cyclery, prides himself on being the go-to guy for anything bike related. Tony says, “A bike inspires everyone a little differently. My job is to find that right bike for everybody and to keep it running.” Trinity Cyclery has a number of popular and high quality brands of bicycles including Giant, Redline, Fuji and Sun, which is a manufacturer of recumbent bicycles. Tony says, “I have a lot of knowledge about bicycles from beach cruisers to racing bikes, so I can help fit you to the right bike.” Choosing a new bicycle can be a

Eddie Mullally, owner of Neptune’s Cyclery and Trinity Cyclery really exciting experience. Tony feels that the most important thing when choosing a new bicycle is being able to test it out first. Trinity Cyclery’s location makes that an easy thing to do, as the Trinity Oaks shopping plaza has a wide-open parking lot where customers can thoroughly test out their bike before they buy them. Tony says,


“After an initial ride, I can calibrate the bike to fit the rider.” Trinity Cyclery offers everything bicycle related included accessories like bicycle helmets, grips, clothes, gloves, horns, bike lights and more. Tony keeps drinks ready in the fridge, and sells Cliff protein bars for riders who might be passing through on Trinity Blvd., and he says, “We are here for the community.” Repair The Bike You Have at Trinity Cyclery Many people don’t go to a bike shop to purchase a bicycle, and instead they find themselves taking a box of parts home from a big box store. So

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will be going to Trinity Cyclery again very soon. With the holidays coming upon us, this is a good time to go in and see what they have to offer, because let’s be honest, a bike sure does look beautiTrinity Cyclery has everything bike-related, from new bikes and accessories to ful with a big bow on clothing and helmets. Trinity Cyclery also repairs and refurbishes old bikes. it under the tree! Tony is offering a special at what’s the difference? most of the time I can tune them up Trinity Cyclery, all you have to do is really easily. No matter what kind of Tony says, “A lot of mention that you read this article and bike it is, I can fix it. I’m going to get people don’t realize that the bike is a you’ll get a free safety checkup on it back to life and get it running.” tool. A quality bike will have many your bike, so drive, walk or ride on A few years ago, when my own precious metals in it that need to be over and check out Trinity’s newest daughter was ready to learn to ride a calibrated properly. A cheap bike bike shop. won’t ride properly and won’t last. A big-girl bicycle my father brought Trinity Cyclery is located at bike is a tool, whether it’s for recredown my old Schwinn. I thought 9945 Trinity Blvd., Suite 107 in ation or for transportation.” For those there was no way that it could be salTrinity. They are open Mon. – Sat., vaged. Turns out, the bones of that people who find themselves in an as10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and 12 – 4 p.m. semblage pickle, his bike repair depart- bike were in excellent shape, and since on Sun. To reach Trinity Cyclery, ment can help out. Tony says, “I can Neptune’s has a full-service bicycle recall 727-494-7696 or visit their pair department, my old bike looked assemble it properly and even save it website, trinity-cyclery.com. for you until Christmas.” brand new in no time. They did a pheNeptune’s Cyclery is located at If you have an old bike that you nomenal job, and I’m so glad that 13 South Safford Ave. in Tarpon think may need a lot of work, you Trinity Cyclery now brings the experiSprings. They can be reached at ence and charm of Neptune’s closer to 727-943-5805. “Like” Trinity Cymight be surprised. Tony says, “A lot home. Between their great selection of clery and Neptune’s Cyclery on of people think that their old bikes that are dusty from being in the garage bikes and accessories, and their fullFacebook to stay up to date on the service repair shop, I’m sure my family latest cycling news. for many years aren’t any good, but

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Kontos Dental Cares For The Entire Family By Alexis Selby With a gentle touch Emanuel Kontos, DMD, provides patients with exceptional dental care and all the necessary means to maintain sparkling, healthy teeth and a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Located in Tarpon Springs, Kontos Dental has been proudly serving families in the community for the past five years and although a majority of his patients are local, Dr. Kontos draws many patients from all across the Tampa Bay Area, who find that driving a little farther to the dentist is definitely worth the quality care they receive from Dr. Kontos and his caring staff. Dr. Kontos is trustworthy and likeable and provides his patients with honest, fair prices on all their dental work. “I provide high-end dentistry without the high ticket price,” states Dr. Kontos. His love and passion for the art of dentistry started during his early youth and as a young adult he shadowed his family’s dentist around the office, observing his techniques. This love and

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passion, coupled with his commitment to excellence, comprehensive knowledge and experience, and honesty and genuine concern for his patients is what makes him such a great dentist! “For many years I have been through too many dentists and most relationships lasted less then a year,” writes patient Loretta Christopoul. “I was looking for a dentist who was compassionate, honest and most of all, very patient with me. Three years ago I became a patient of Dr. Kontos; finally I had found someone who I could trust. I was so moved by his professionalism and his staff that I referred my sister-in-law and husband; who are forever thanking me. If you are looking for a dentist who understands honesty and TLC, I highly recommend Dr. Kontos.” Dr. Kontos attended the University of South Florida, where he achieved his Bachelor’s in Natural Health Science. Upon graduation, he pursued his Dental Doctorate at NOVA Southeastern School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2007.

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After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Kontos returned to his hometown of Tarpon Springs and opened his own practice in 2008 and since then has built a strong reputation for providing topnotch dental care to all of his patients. I have been a patient of Dr. Kontos for quite some time now and have had several different procedures done – from general cleanings to filled cavities – and have always left 100 percent satisfied. Dr. Kontos and his entire staff are committed to providing their patients with personalized, gentle care, and every time I visit their office for an appointment I am happily greeted with a welcoming smile and a warm “hello” and immediately made to feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Kontos is a very approachable, personable doctor who likes to get to know his patients and really enjoys helping them to make informed choices regarding

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Emanual Kontos, DMD their teeth. He is easy to talk to and listens to what you have to say. As a patient of Dr. Kontos I know that I will always receive the very best when it comes to my dental care. Customer service is a top priority and the entire staff focuses on the importance of spending quality time with their patients, getting to know them on a personal level and educating them on their condition and treatment. Dr. Kontos goes after the root cause of your problem, not just the symptoms,

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He is very adamant about continuing education, and is an active student at the Dawson Academy, an academy that for decades has proven to be the foundation for the successful practice of complete, comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Kontos is also an active member of the Pinnacle Study Club of Kontos Dental is designed to offer excellent dental Tampa Bay, a club dedicare in a stress-free, comfortable atmosphere cated to providing denand his attention-to-detail allows him tal professionals with a continuing to fully understand what issues his paeducation experience that fosters intertients may be having. “I am very action among colleagues, improves meticulous and very picky with what I their abilities in clinical skills and total do,” says Dr. Kontos. treatment planning, and increases their He is continuously increasing his knowledge through quality education knowledge of the newest advanceseminars, reviews of current research ments in dentistry and his office is and literature and demonstration of equipped with all of the latest technol- surgical and clinical techniques and apogy designed to make going to the plications. Because of this, Dr. Kontos dentist a stress-fee experience. He also is able to incorporate the latest clinical has his own in-house lab, which he trends, techniques, and education, runs alongside lab technician George, providing his patients with the pinnawho has over 30 years of experience. cle of dental care. “All of our dentures are custom-made Dr. Kontos emphasizes the imporin the office and many times denture tance of preventative dental care and repairs can be made the same day,” encourages patients to take proper says Dr. Kontos.

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care of their teeth, for a smile that will last a lifetime. However, if you do find yourself with a dental problem, he is highly qualified to tackle just about anything, and is able to perform procedures in his office – offering his patients a place where they can get all their dental needs covered. His office offers a full array of dental services and is fully equipped to perform everything from general dental cleanings to complete smile makeovers. His services include bonding, cosmetic contouring, crowns and bridges, as well as general and specialty dentures, cosmetic fillings, implants, veneers, whitening, sealants, root canal therapy, extractions, scaling and root planing, and Invisalign. Dr. Kontos’ office accepts most major insurances and will work with patients who don’t have insurance to come up with a payment plan to fit their budget. Patient Ken Dambrosio writes, “Over the years I have spent many hours in different dental chairs, from NYC to Providence, to Tampa and finally to Tarpon Springs. Here, I have found the most comfortable dental chair to sit in of all those I have visited. Dr. Emanuel Kontos is one of the

most considerate and passionate people I have ever met. He always takes his time and I never feel like I am just another patient. Dr. Kontos’ honesty is so reassuring, thus creating a trusting relationship that I was forever seeking and never finding from other dentists. As patients, we don’t know what the correct dental procedures are – leaving us all at the mercy of our dentist. This is why it is so important to find a dentist that you can truly trust. The reconstruction work that he did for me was extremely intensive that took place over the course of nine months. I spent many hours in Dr. Kontos’ chair, having multiple reconstructive implants. His artistic approach was so perfect and the end result was amazing – I looked as I did 20 years ago! I feel like a kid again, being able to eat, look and smile as I always remembered.” Kontos Dental is located at 1730 S Pinellas Ave, Suites J and K, in Tarpon Springs. Office hours are Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fri., 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Kontos Dental at (727) 939-2099 or visit online, KontosDental.com.

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Landmark Nursery is Your Local Nursery and Landscape Supplier By Katie Thomas Landmark Nursery, Tampa Bay's largest garden center, is aptly named, as it has been in the same location on East Lake Road for over 30 years and can actually be considered a landmark. Owner Mark duQuesnay and his staff have helped thousands of homeowners over the years turn their yards into beautifully landscaped oases. Spanning six acres, Landmark Nursery is well stocked with basic landscaping plants such as trees, shrubs and groundcovers, flowering tropicals, perennial and annual flowers, to the downright unusual. Whether you just need to replace some foundation shrubs or spruce up your entryway with a brightly blooming container garden to an entire landscape re-do, you can rely on Landmark Nursery for every landscaping need.

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Landmark Nursery has everything you need for a beautiful landscape including yard decor items in the giftshop Mark prides himself on providing as much variety as possible. He enjoys bringing in bits of the hardto-find and unusual, so spending a Saturday morning at Landmark Nursery is a great way to get ideas for your new landscaping venture. Staff members at the nursery

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arrange lavish displays to provide homeowners innovative ideas of what they can accomplish in their own outdoor spaces. Vignettes are takehome ready, or they can be customized to suit any taste. Mark also prides himself on his knowledgeable and helpful staff. The associates at

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Landmark Nursery have extensive knowledge of the plant material in stock and a broad range of design talent. “The Garden Center has grown tremendously and I can attribute that to the knowledge of my staff and the dedication to offering high quality

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plants,” says Mark. “We pride ourselves on high quality plants and high quality service. We offer a lot of help for the do-it-yourself gardener.” And for those who aren't interested in the DIY approach, Landmark offers a complete design and installation service. Customers are welcome to call or stop in to make an appointment for landscape design services. Landscape services can be as simple as having a consultant come to the home to provide advice on placement and then do the rest on their own, to providing the entire plan delivered and installed. In addition to custom landscaping and design, other services that are offered to customers of Landmark Nursery are sod removal, sod replacement, tree and shrub removal and installation of any purchase made at Landmark. Seasonal maintenance is available, as well as mulch application. Hardscape design such as koi ponds, water features large and small, paver patios and walkways fall within the design scope as well. Landmark provides landscaping services to residential and commercial properties. New construction is

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always in need of landscaping, but Landmark also has many customers who are re-designing or supplementing their existing landscapes. Mark says Glenn Ferris, the inhouse landscape consultant at Landmark, helps customers pick the best choices for their individual needs. Glenn has been with the nursery for 30 years. A great way to get started is to bring in photographs of the area(s) you want to improve. It is also important for the homeowner to be aware of light exposure in the desired planting area. Landmark is an absolute explosion of color right now! Just walking through the nursery will lift your spirits and will probably make you want to get your hands dirty. The rows and rows of seasonal flowers in full bloom are hard to resist. Fall color abounds in warm tones of reds, rusts and orange to the cooler shades of pinks and purples and white. There are endless rows of seasonal flowers in full bloom and displays chock full of colorful and inspiring ideas. Rows of amazing pots in all sizes and colors inspire mega con-

tainer gardening. The gift shop is also a riot of color. Stocked with brightly handpainted Talavera from Mexico to the eco- friendly indoor/outdoor rugs, accessorizing has never been more fun. In addition to all of the gorgeous plants, pots and other fun stuff, Landmark Nursery stocks fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, vitamins and minerals. And provides advice on what, how and when to use each product. Written planting and watering guidelines are available on the website, at LandmarkNursery.com. A visit to Landmark Nursery is inspiring. It's setting lush and peaceful just invites one to relax, wander and get some fresh ideas for the amazing garden you are imaging and

waiting for. Whether you are a novice to gardening, a novice at Florida gardening or consider yourself an aficionado, Landmark has something for everyone. Landmark invites you to come in and experience their slice of paradise. After all, paradise is just around the corner. Landmark Nursery is located 1/2 mile south of Keystone Rd at 853 East Lake Rd in Tarpon Springs. Hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sat. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sun. Call (727) 938-2971. Check out Landmarknursery.com for informational articles, gardening tips and advice, watering guidelines and more. Find weekly updates on Facebook.

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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 Pinellas and Pasco Counties. With nearly ten years of experience in the industry, Grout Tech specializes in cleaning and sealing tile and grout, re-coloring 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 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!

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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. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 recaulk 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.

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The HoneyBaked Ham Store Has Your Holiday Dinner Ready! The HoneyBaked Ham Store has everything you need to feed your family and friends a holiday feast, without spending hours preparing and shopping and even more hours over a stove! All you have to do is place your order and pick it up. And with The HoneyBaked Ham Store's excellent menu choices, you can be confident that everything will taste delicious! The HoneyBaked Ham Store has two convenient locations in our area: The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Port Richey is located in the Walmart plaza on U.S. Hwy. 19 in Port Richey; and even closer, The HoneyBaked satellite store is nearby in Longleaf Town Center, just off of Starkey Boulevard, at 3104 Town Avenue, Suite 106, next to Havana Dreamers Café, which has a delicious café con leche that is definitely worth stopping in for. Except for sandwiches, you can order everything from The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store in Longleaf that you can order from any of the full-service stores of The HoneyBaked Ham Company, and it's conveniently close to East Lake, New Port Richey,

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Odessa, Trinity and beyond. “You’ll be able to see the hams and pick out the products you want just like in a normal retail store," says owner Lisa Shippy-Gonzalez. "We can make your holiday meal easier and everything tastes homemade – it’s phenomenal! What people fail to realize is that by the time they buy all of the ingredients and put in all the time and effort into cooking, you’ve lost time with your family and friends.” Even though customers can just come in and pick out a ham, Lisa strongly recommends that you place your order ahead of time to ensure that you will get the size ham you want. Holiday Feast – Simple & Savory Order a fresh, tender and juicy whole turkey from HoneyBaked Ham

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in three delicious flavors: roasted, smoked, or Cajun. Turkey breast is available in roasted or smoked and for the holidays, turkey breasts are on sale for $22.99 with the purchase of any ham. You also can order HoneyBaked Ham or turkey by the slice. Heat-andserve side dishes are on sale 2 for $14.99 or 3 for $21.99; delectable choices include classic favorites such as: Yukon gold mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, sweet potato soufflé, broccoli rice casserole, macaroni and cheese, delicious cinnamon apples, cornbread dressing and turkey gravy.

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HoneyBaked Hams can be ordered as half-ham (7 – 11 lbs.), quarter-ham (4.5 – 6 lbs.) or boneless (3.5 – 5 lbs.). If you are feeding barbecue lovers, you may choose the Ultimate BBQ Pork Roast (3 lbs.) or the tasty BBQ Ribs. Dessert is a big part of family gatherings and HoneyBaked offers southern pecan pie, creamy cheesecake, deluxe carrot cake, a sampler cheesecake and “My Grandma’s of New England” coffee cake. If you are planning a party, HoneyBaked's catering service has the

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perfect answer to the question of what to serve offering choices like their Signature Platter, which allows you to combine your choices of ham, smoked or roasted turkey breast, or roast beef. Homestyle side items available on the catering menu include Broccoli Bacon Bliss Salad, Mandarin Pineapple Dream Salad and Potato Salad. Fresh salad bowl choices serve approximately six and include the Signature HoneyBaked Cobb, Turkey Caesar and fresh garden greens. The Cookie Temptation (2 dozen) and Brownie Indulgence (serves 14-18) platters are sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

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The HoneyBaked Ham Company has the ability and the knowhow to cater anything from luncheons and corporate office parties to traditional Holiday dinners. The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Port Richey is located at 8637 US 19 in Port Richey and that number is (727) 815-3739. To reach The HoneyBaked Ham satellite store in Trinity’s Longleaf, located at 3104 Town Ave., Suite 106, please call (727) 3727014. Visit honeybakedonline.com for a full description of items or to print store coupons.

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The 4th Annual Taste of Trinity & Business Expo Was a Huge Success! By Julie Kanehl The 4th Annual Taste of Trinity & Business Expo was held on September 15 at Seven Springs Middle School (SSMS) in Trinity, and it had its best event to date with the highest turnout since the Seven Springs Middle School PTSO began the event in 2009. More than 60 vendors took part in the event, ranging from restaurants to doctor’s offices, and everyone had something tasty to share with the community. SSMS PTSO President and Coordinator Extraordinaire, Diana Jerome, worked tirelessly to gather local business owners and organizations together to showcase a sampling of everything that Trinity has to offer. The outcome culminated into an allaround great time showcasing great food, exciting entertainment and overall, the sense of community that really makes Trinity unique. This great event was only $15 per family (or $5 per person) and it greatly benefited SSMS; the money raised goes into their technology fund. Over 1,000 people came

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to the event this year and families enjoyed having the opportunity to support their school and their community while seeing friends, visiting their favorite booths, and meeting new people. Taste of J.W. Mitchell High School Jazz Band Trinity 4, which was held from great performances on deck through11 a.m.-3 p.m., showcased entertainout the day. Raffles, activities and even ment from the J.W. Mitchell High a hot wing-eating contest took place School Jazz Band, musical performbetween performances and Astro Skate ances by Ramblin Rhodes Music, provided a DJ and an inflatable in the karate demonstrations by VIP Black courtyard for the kids to enjoy. Belt Champions Training Center, and Deborah Rozycki Fairbank said, dance performances that showcased “Another great [Taste of Trinity] and some of Trinity’s most talented hats off to Diana for her leadership… a dancers from Dance Extreme Acadbig HATS OFF to the talent of the emy and Sell’s Broadway Dance Comkiddos right here in Pasco! What a pany. great way to showcase them...dancers, The large stage in the SSMS cafemusicians, performers, martial arts teria had a jam-packed schedule with

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champions...AMAZING!” The Antique Automobile Club of America displayed some really remarkable vintage cars, and the Pasco County Mounted Police Department was on hand to talk to the community about how they make a difference on horseback! The event was broken up into three kinds of sponsors, ranging from

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Dancers from Dance Extreme Academy after they performed for a large crowd at TOT 4

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Platinum to Silver. The Platinum Sponsors were set up inside the cafeteria with tables, displays and enough space to perform demonstrations. Just outside the cafeteria and along SSMS’s beautiful courtyard, the Gold and Silver sponsors displayed their products, shared information, and offered goodies for the entire family to enjoy. It’s not called The Taste of Trinity for Nothin’! It is called The Taste of Trinity,

after all, so every table had something to share, meaning that there were nearly 70 delicious items on the menu that day! The Buffalo Wild Wings table was hopping with a large sampling of their most popular wings, while Panera Bread, Publix, and Sweetbay fed the masses with favorites from their respective delis and bakeries. Westshore Pizza delivered some of their most popular pizzas, and Delizioso Cre-

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ations by SG Catering had a line that went on for tables as the word spread about their homemade penne pasta. Two nearby country clubs came to show their support to SSMS, Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club and Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, both of which shared some delicious samples of what guests can expect to enjoy when they dine there. The Coca-Cola trailer was open in the courtyard cooling guests down with all of their favorite Coca-Cola products, and Body by Vi, In2It Nutrition and Fitness and Smoothie King handed out some of their delicious smoothies to customers who stopped by to learn about their nutritional supplements and products. It wouldn’t be a Taste of Trinity event without desserts, right? Right! Sugardarlings Cupcakes, who always has a popular table, hit everyone’s sweet spot by offering spoonfuls of sugar! Spoons filled to the brim with some of their famous cupcake frosting! Yum! If you were in the mood for fondue, Velata Fun Fondue was on hand to showcase their unique warmers and their premier chocolates. Newcomer Baby Cakes and More had a table that was piled high with every kind of sweet imaginable, and they served some of the most amazing brownies that I’ve ever tasted. Meanwhile the Edible Art from the Heart company displayed cookies that were almost too beautiful to eat. Almost! Gathering for a Great Cause There were so many great organizations and companies who came out to support Seven Springs Middle School, and to take part in the Taste of Trinity event. While there may not be room in the entire paper to mention everyone by name, the participants were greatly appreciated by the school. Diana Jerome said, “What a FABULOUS, FABULOUS day! Thank

you so very much to all of our OUTSTANDING vendors, SUPER AWESOME adult and youth volunteers, PHENOMENAL faculty and staff, and the BEST patrons EVER! Over 1,000 TERRIFIC folks came out to share in the day with us. What a blessing you all have been in lending your time and talent to this event!” Another cause very close to Diana Jerome’s heart is the SPCA Suncoast. The SPCA Suncoast is always holding events to raise awareness and funds so that they can help the many animals that they rescue to find their forever homes. The SPCA Suncoast had a couple of pets that were ready for adoption at the Taste of Trinity event, and I have a hunch that they both found what they were looking for. Kids were lined up 5 deep just to have a chance to play with the sweet animals. Shannon McIver was on hand to represent The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Relay for Life. She said, “We had 72 teams participate last year, and we would love to see 100 teams this year!” She passed out booklets about the ACS and raised awareness for the event, which will be held in May of 2013. From pet care by Paw Wash Plus to Braces by Stein, DDS, and VIP Cruise & Travel to The Better Back Store, there was something wonderful for absolutely everyone who came to the 4th annual Taste of Trinity Event. A special thanks goes out to all of the businesses that participated in this successful event and helped to raise money for SSMS, and to the administration of SSMS who opened up their school to our community. If you are interested in participating in next year’s Taste of Trinity, contact Seven Springs Middle School or stay tuned to Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.

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“Lokey Motor” Continued from page 1 called Lokey Oldsmobile. He chose a location for his dealership that many found unusual, as it was in an unpopulated area in the middle of an orange grove. Lokey obviously knew what he was doing because Clearwater grew up around him, his family and his dealership. At the time, Lokey Oldsmobile sold everything from cars to airplanes, and in 1966 Lokey was given the special opportunity to become the very first Mercedes Benz dealership in the state of Florida. From there The Lokey Motor Company was born. Lokey had twin sons, Philip and Paul, and both of them have further expanded the family business, which is why many of us are so familiar with the Lokey name today. Philip Lokey owns The Lokey Motor Company, which sells Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury automobiles, and with his staff of 120 employees, Philip Lokey continues the family tradition of creating long-lasting relationships with their customers. Today The Lokey Motor Company is a thriving family business that is “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.”

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The Lokey Difference The Lokey Infiniti dealership and the Mercedes-Benz dealership sit sideby-side just off of U.S. 19 in Clearwater, which makes them a convenient destination for customers all over the Tampa Bay Area. The luxurious showrooms are filled with some of the finest cars on the road, but it’s the people inside the glamorous showroom that sets them apart. They have so many repeat customers at their MercedesBenz dealership, that they created a Wall of Fame at their Mercedes-Benz dealership, where customers can have their names displayed with a plaque for each Mercedes-Benz that they’ve owned. This new display has been extremely popular with their customers, and is a great testament to the loyalty of the Lokey customers all over town. Sales Manager Jon Koch, Jr. said, “At Lokey you’re not just another number. Here you get that personal service. You can buy a car anywhere, but it comes down to who is going to treat you the best.” The testament of a business is often how long people will stay there, and Lokey has many employees that have been there for more than 30 years. The service department is a

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great example; in fact, this month the service manager will be passing the torch to his son, who basically grew up at Lokey, helping his dad assist customers while he fell in love with cars the way that so many of us do. The Lokey difference is generations of sales and generations of service. Wrap Up a Car For Christmas! The Winter Event is about to begin at Lokey Infinity and Lokey Mercedes-Benz, and they have beefedup their new car inventory just for the occasion. With more than 500 vehicles onsite to look at, test drive and drool over, Lokey is stocked and ready for

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the holiday season, so if you’ve ever wanted to bring home that car with the bow on top, this is the time to do it! Koch says, “We also have a few remaining 2012 vehicles in our inventory.” This is a great time to wrap up an Infiniti or Mercedes-Benz for you and the entire family, and it’s more affordable than you might think. Whether you are looking for a brand new luxury car, or are looking for a premium pre-owned vehicle, Lokey has it. With a large inventory of both new and pre-owned Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, they can help

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you find the car of your dreams. General Sales Manager Mark Austin says, “We have a dedicated preowned superstore that can fit any budget with a constant inventory of well over 100 vehicles.” Lokey prides itself on being able to match any competitor’s price, and with perks like free car washes, valet service, and events like “Ladies Night” where they offer free manicures to their customers, Lokey shines. If you are looking for a new car this holiday season, come to Lokey Infiniti and Lokey Mercedes-Benz in Clearwater, and let their family find

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the right car for your family. The Lokey Motor Company is located at 19740 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater, and is open: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 7p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed on Sun. To contact the sales department, call (866) 979-0398. For the service department call (866) 2360992, and for parts call (888) 391-0848. For more information, visit www.lokeyautos.com, www.lokeymotoco.com, or www.lokey-infiniti.com.

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“Painting” Continued from page 1 specific paintings. You can then choose one of the paintings they are offering that you would like to create. There are more than 2,400 copyrighted paintings that are created by one of over 100 artists who work for Painting With a Twist studios across the country, making the possibilities of what you can paint seem endless. Once you’ve decided on your painting you can then reserve your spot online or by phone. Sharon explains that you do not need to come in a group or with a partner, because every night is a party, where people are sharing ideas and making friendships. Sharon and Michelle’s upbeat personalities are so infectious they could go on the road as a comedy team. It’s no wonder you can’t help but have fun when you’re in their studio. When you arrive on the day you booked, bring your favorite beer or wine and snacks, and Painting With a Twist will provide the canvas, paint, aprons and brushes, as well as instructors that will lead you in an evening of creativity and camaraderie.

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Private Parties You can book several different types of private parties at Painting With a Twist, and Michelle and Sharon are very accommodating to help you meet your group of ten or more’s needs. Birthday parties, office parties, team building groups, girls’ night out, book clubs, couple’s night, sweet sixteen, and kid’s party are some of the types of private parties they’ve Painting With a Twist is fun for big groups, small groups and individuals - have fun, makehosted during the past new friends and create a painting like the one this group painted,“Moonlit Cherry Blossoms” year. Children’s parties are for kids seven and older so they Painting With a Purpose soon. Laura says, “I am not an artist. can truly appreciate the painting expeArt’s proven therapeutic benefits In fact I can’t paint a straight line! rience, and evening classes are strictly are compounded with Painting With A But, there’s such a positive energy for ages 17 and older. When you Twist’s monthly fundraising events for here, and the owners are like girlbook a private party you can choose non-profit organizations which they friends. When I came with my mom from the painting your group would and my daughter we had three genera- call “Painting With a Purpose.” In like to create, and it doesn’t cost any keeping with the founders’ fundraising tions here painting. All three of our more per picture to book a party than roots, Painting With a Twist is paspaintings came out differently, and it it does to paint as an individual. sionate about franchise locations servwas fun to see how they varied beLaura Hill has taken several classes tween us. It’s relaxing, social, and aling as fundraising spots for local at Painting With a Twist and her busicharities where at least 50 percent of most like therapy!” ness is planning on booking a private the proceeds are given to organizaparty for a team building exercise tions throughout the community. In

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Sharon and Michelle, owners of Trinity’s Painting With a Twist the past year the Trinity location has donated approximately $7,500 for local charities such as Chasco Fiesta, The Compassionate Friends, Wives Behind the Badge, HPH Hospice, and Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Michelle says, “We host a fundraiser every month because we are committed to supporting the community that supports our business—and

different they offer to sketch your pet from a photograph, and then you come into the studio to paint the drawing. I was able to watch Kim Taylor paint her miniature schnauzer “Stoney� and Pam McCadden paint her DoberPainting With a Twist’s Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony man “Kona.� The ladies were guided not just in the financial contribution, by one of Painting With a Twist’s five but in helping them to gain awareness instructors on how to load the brush, of their cause. And what better way to create wisps and layers of fur to make create connections than through art?� their favorite furry friends look like The Trinity studio also hosts addi- they were coming to life. tional fundraising events where $10 Diva night is another unique from each guest goes to support varievening where, in addition to paintous local charities. Sharon and ing, vendors are set up throughout Michelle believe in making the world the studio so you can shop – perfect more beautiful one painting at a time, for the upcoming holidays. The first and with their commitment to local Saturday of each month Michelle and charities, they’re making our commuSharon offer a family event where nity better one painting at a time. children seven and up are able to paint at a discounted rate of only $25 Unique Events per person. If you’ve been to Painting With Karen Tubergen has painted seva Twist and want to try something

eral paintings with colleagues and friends, and she’s excited to share the experience with her son now that he is old enough and shows an interest. Karen says, “I always have so much fun there. Lots of laughter by all! I don’t think I’m a good artist, yet my paintings turn out like I’m a true artist. I can’t wait to take my eight year old son there. He keeps asking me to go. I love going there!� Painting With a Twist is a unique art entertainment experience close to home. With a booming first year, owners Michelle and Sharon are painting Trinity beautifully! This year, give the gift of art! Paintings make wonderful personalized gifts! Avoid the mall, have FUN, relax and give a unique, meaningful gift that YOU created! Gift certificates also are available online or at the studio. Painting With a Twist is located at 8351 SR 54, Suite 112, in Trinity. Office hours are Tues. – Sat., 1 p.m.–5 p.m., and they can be reached at 376-1112. To view the latest available paintings and upcoming holiday paintings, visit www.paintingwithatwist.com/trinity.

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“News Briefs” Continued from page 5 pate in National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and hearing healthcare professionals are encouraged to contact the Sertoma Foundation for more information at (727) 834-5479. Dine and Dance every Wednesday at Crescent Oaks Country Club Crescent Oaks Country Club opens its doors to the public every Wednesday night for Dining and Dancing with Bill Castner, the “King of Dance, Sing and Swing.” Upcoming shows are Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. Bill Castner’s initial show at Crescent Oaks on Sept. 12 drew a crowd of over 160. “Turnout far exceeded our expectations and made us realize that there is a need for a nice venue to enjoy a special night out with dancing,” says General Manager Jerry Couzynse. “This kind of Dinner and Dance Show may be a first for the East Lake / North Pinellas area.” Guests enter the elegant, 2-story clubhouse atrium of the Crescent Oaks Country Club and are seated starting at 5 p.m. in the stunning Grand Oaks Dining Room where a buffet dinner is served. The $17-22 buffet price includes admission to the Dance, Sing and Swing Party. The live music starts at 6 p.m. and features hits from the 40s, 50s, and 60s up to the 80s. Looking and dressing uncannily like Wayne Newton, Mr. Castner opens his show with a number of slow, classic dance tunes and then on to faster favorites that everyone knows. His 30 years of entertainment experience, extraordinary talent, and energy guide guests down memory lane and on to the dance floor. Previously private for 20 years, Crescent Oaks Country Club is celebrating its first full year as a semi-pri-

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vate club, welcoming membership and public guests. Prior to re-opening, the clubhouse and golf course underwent a $1 million renovation. The club is open to the public every day for golf, tennis and lunch service. The banquet room is open to the public for weddings, events, and meetings. Golf, Tennis and Social memberships are offered but not required except for certain member-only functions. Crescent Oaks Golf Club is located at 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd in Tarpon Springs, off Eastlake Rd, a mile north of Tarpon (Keystone) Ave. For further information, visit online at crescentoaksgolf.com or call Fran McMurray at (727) 937-4653 or email her at fmcmurray@ace-golf.com to reserve for the Dance Show. Gulfside Regional Hospice Offers Complimentary Advance Planning Tools In celebration of National Hospice Month this November, Gulfside Regional Hospice is offering complimentary copies of Five Wishes, an easyto-use tool with advance directives and planning information prior to becoming seriously ill. “Five Wishes is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual,” said Linda Ward, Gulfside’s president and CEO. “This legal document lets family members and doctors know which person one chooses to make health care decisions if you become incapacitated, medical treatment desires, comfort level, and how one chooses to be treated.” Five Wishes is published by Aging with Dignity and was written with the help of The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law & Aging. It is legally valid under the advance directive statutes in most states, including Florida.

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The document contains five wishes: Wish One lets you choose the person you want to make decisions for you when you can’t make them for yourself. Wish Two is a living will. It helps you put in writing the kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want if you become seriously ill and can’t communicate to anyone. Wishes Three and Four allow you to describe in detail how you want to be treated to maintain dignity. Wish Five gives you a chance to tell others how you want to be remembered. To receive your own copy of Five Wishes, stop by any of Gulfside’s Thrift Shoppes during the month of November and pick up a copy at the cash register. The Thrift Shoppes, open Mon. – Sat. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., are located at: Hudson Thrift Shoppe – 12154 US HWY 19 in Bayonet Point, call (727) 861-4900; New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe – 6117 S.R. 54, call (727) 842-7262; Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe 36524 S.R. 54, csall (813) 788-5461; Dade City Thrift Shoppe - 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, call (813) 782-7200; Lutz Thrift Shoppe - 21780 S.R. 54,

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call (813) 909-0485 (a mile east of U.S. 41). Available while supplies last; limit one per person. For more information, call Ashley Juno at (727) 8455707, e-mail info@grhospice.org or visit www.GRHospice.org. Pasco EDC Wins International Marketing Award at International Economic Development Council Conference! Pasco Economic Development Council received a marketing award for its FY2011 Annual Report from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Competing in the category of communities with populations of 200,000 - 500,000. Pasco EDC was the only Tampa Bay community winning an award in any category and one of only three Florida organizations recognized in the international competition, which attracted 471 entries in 25 categories. Earlier this year Pasco EDC was recognized for its exemplary use of social media by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) and Business Facilities: The Location Advisor. Last year the FEDC recognized Pasco EDC’s website as the economic development website of the year.

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Farmer’s Market Returns to Downtown New Port Richey with a Fresh Twist By Diane Galemmo The Greater New Port Richey Main Street and a team of volunteers are bringing the Fresh Friday Night Farmers’ Market and Art Show back to the downtown New Port Richey area in an attempt to revitalize this historic business district on the banks of the Cotee River. The market will be joining forces with the Progress Energy Art Gallery. The Fresh Friday Night Farmer’s Market and Art Exhibit had its debut on Friday, Oct. 5, on Railroad Square, one block east of Main St. on Nebraska, and at Cavalaire Square located between Nebraska & Missouri Aves. Fresh Friday Night Farmers’ Market and Art will feature fresh Florida produce, homemade breads and other items such as cheeses, soaps, candles, fresh plants and flowers, as well as handcrafted arts and crafts. The event will be held the first Friday of every month in November and December. Beginning in January 2013 the market will be held every Friday through the end of April. “The Market Team decided to increase the event to weekly beginning in January when our local population grows due to the number of winter residents and visitors to our area,” says Beth Fregger, Executive Director for Greater New Port Richey Main Street, who is spearheading the Farmer’s Market team. There will also be demonstrations, gardening tips, and information on sustainability, edible landscaping and much more. The art gallery’s November and December themes will feature a holiday handmade-gift gallery. Visitors to downtown are invited to tour the gallery, stroll the market, visit the quaint shops and eateries and listen to live music throughout historic downtown New Port Richey every first Friday Trinity Area Neighborhood News

beginning at 6 p.m. through the end of the year. The First Friday exhibit has a very strong and loyal following. Many visitors increase the length of their stay in the downtown area by combining the exhibit opening with dinner at one of many restaurants downtown. “We are hoping the addition of the Fresh Friday Farmers’ Market and Art will attract a larger number of visitors to the gallery and the merchants downtown,” says Fregger. “It’s good for us and it’s good for downtown.” The Progress Energy Art Gallery is located at 6231 Grand Boulevard, in the same block as the Richey Suncoast Theatre. If you have any questions about either of these events, please contact Beth Louise Fregger at 727-8428066 or by e-mail at beth@nprmainstreet.com or Nancy Ciesla at 727-848-6500 or by e-mail at nrpgallery@aol.com. You may also visit www.nprmainstreet.com for a description of Greater New Port Richey Main Street monthly events. According to their website: “Throughout Florida there is a growing interest in improving the appearance and economic stability of historic downtown business districts. In many communities, the main street is in a serious state of decline. Effective solutions to the problems of deteriorating building stock, loss of business, and the waning economic strength of downtown are crucial to the survival of the city itself.” For Ad Info 727-943-0551 • www.NeighborhoodNewsFL.com

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By Diane Galemmo Miles and Miles of Trails The trail is the most widely used recreational facility – attracting walkers, hikers, joggers, cyclists and inline skaters – and it will be widely enhanced by its planned link through Trinity. Stimulus funds had been awarded in 2009 to fund the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park multi-use connection. Now a new planned link is slated to extend the existing trail along Starkey Blvd. in Trinity south to the existing trails along East Lake and Keystone Rds. in Pinellas. The first phase will be through the Trinity area and later through Holiday. Starkey Park and the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail (which stretches from Tarpon Springs in the north St. Petersburg in the south) high priority status, according to Manny Lajmiri, senior planner for the Pasco County Metropolitan Planing Organization. But the project could be slowed down as officials search for funds to build the trails. A recent meeting was held at Pinellas County’s Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center off Keystone Rd. in the East Lake area Center to hire a consultant. Once a consultant is chosen the alignment study could take several months, Lajmiri estimated. He expects county officials to get the results by mid-2013. Pasco wants to build several trail segments along Mitchell and Trinity Blvds. Additional trails would connect to the existing trails along Starkey Blvd. north of S.R. 54. Pinellas County would further extend its trails along Keystone and East Lake Rds. to tie in with the Pasco additions. Happy trails to you! Call For Income-Tax Volunteers United Way of Pasco County, the IRS and AARP sponsor free income tax assistance for needy wage earners and seniors from mid-January to April 15 each year. Bill Humphrey, who has served as the coordinator for the United Way of Pasco County free taxpreparation program for all of the nine years it has been in existence, tells us

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that volunteers are needed for their income-tax preparation program. Also needed are tax-site receptionists and call-center reservation takers to work in the program. The coming tax season is part of the United Way’s community outreach to help low and middle income people improve their financial knowledge. Volunteer tax preparers receive tax law and computer training in December and January and develop skills necessary to prepare and file simple tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers. Volunteers can also prepare and electronically file their own returns and returns for family members at no charge and should have good computer skills. Humphrey says, “Since the 2004 tax season, our IRS certified volunteers have prepared over 46,000 tax returns and claimed Earned Income Tax Credits in excess of $7 million for our clients. During that time we have saved our clients an estimated $3.5 million in tax preparation fees they would otherwise have paid. Last year, our ten tax preparation sites filed 7,560 tax returns and returned $1.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits to our clients, whose average adjusted gross income was about $23 thousand. We did this all with volunteers, many of whom had no prior tax preparation experience prior to joining our program.” Humphrey continues, “We have three tax-preparation sites in East Pasco, and seven in West Pasco in: Hudson, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Elfers, Holiday (2), and Land O’Lakes. In addition to these regular sites, we will have a day at the Heritage Springs Club House in Trinity, several nursing homes and schools and we will do house calls for home-bound individuals, subject to the availability of volunteers.

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Our sites operate by appointment, but walk-ins are accommodated if there are openings in the schedule. Appointments can be made beginning January 15, 2013 by calling UW Help Line (Dial 211). For more information or to volunteer, call Bill Humphrey at 3769119 or send an email to taxvol@earthlink.net. Trinity Corporate Center Welcomes Businesses to Their New Home Back in August 2007, it was reported that a Trinity Corporate Center (TCC) was planned on a former airport site in Trinity. The airport closed in 2004 and the site has been vacant since then. The Tampa Bay executive airport was a private airport located on S.R. 54 in Odessa. It was owned and subsequently sold by Dr. James P. Gills (Founder of Trinity and of St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs.) The airport was permanently closed on October 1, 2004, after which the hangars and other buildings were removed from the airpark. At that time, It was reported that a 74acre mixed used development called the Trinity Corporate Center (TCC) would be built on, what is now called the Trinity Corridor, at Trinity Blvd, east of Duck Slough Blvd, and five miles west of the Suncoast Pkwy. Then the economy went south and the project was ditched, but not anymore. Back in August, several dozen people took a planned pit stop along this stretch of road at Corporate Drive. They gathered under a tent and were greeted by commercial real estate developer Joel Traub as he kicked off a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project: the Trinity Corporate Center, a 21,500-sq.-ft. office building in Trinity and the future West Pasco home for Wells Fargo Advisors, who are expected to move in by May 2013. When Traub began looking into building a new home for Wells Fargo Advisors, the original plan was about half the size of what it turned out to be. Pasco County’s incentive program, which includes a reduction of impact fees, spurred the decision to build more than just the Wells Fargo space. The intent was to stimulate construction specifically in those areas. “It also helps create jobs,” says John Walsh, Pasco Economic Development Council (PEDC) vice president. “In the short term, there are construction NOVEMBER 2012

jobs. Once the building opens, it will mean jobs for people who work for tenant businesses. Their presence also will mean more customers for restaurants and retailers nearby.” In July, Pasco County commissioners voted unanimously to create mobility fees, which are a charge on new development to help pay for roads, sidewalks and bus shelters. Because fees are lower in urban areas than the old transportation impact fees, officials believe the new approach will help concentrate growth in those areas while keeping rural areas less developed. Pasco became one of Florida’s first counties to adopt a mobility fee as a replacement for transportation impact fees. The Wesley Chapel-based PEDC partnered with the county to craft the program and gain the development community’s support to help adopt a fee schedule. That lowers the cost of office, industrial and transit-oriented development along U.S. 19 and the State Road 54 and 56 corridors. The lower mobility fees were also a part of the incentive package to lure a planned expansion of Raymond James Financial to Wesley Chapel. Wells Fargo Advisors will occupy about 8,100 sq. ft. of the building. The remaining 13,400 sq. ft. will be mixed use available for rent or sale as individual units. With its proximity to the Medical Center of Trinity and other health care facilities, Traub anticipates most of the tenants will be medical businesses. Negotiations already are under way with two medical groups, according to Traub. “The medical tenants should bring a lot of traffic, and Wells Fargo certainly will,” he says. In every sense, Traub expects the Trinity Corporate Center to be a high-profile addition to the area.

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Neides Brazilian Cleaning and Organizing Services. I would like to thank the Trinity and New Port Richey residents for the opportunity to have met my customers. I am happy the way my business is growing and look forward to meeting new customers. If you are interested in having your house professionally cleaned and organized, please contact me for references and estimates at 727-264-6384, email neidev1@hotmail.com. CLEANING BY MICHELE - Licensed and Insured, Over 20 Years Experience in the Residential and Commercial Cleaning Industry, Excellent References, Serving Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. Call for an Estimate #727-992-3918. Michele Justice Owner/Operator Signature Financial Group. We Purchase: Seller Financed (Private) Mortgage Notes on Residential and Commercial Properties. Please call Tony at 727-375-4492 or email: signaturefinancial1@gmail.com Pre-Settlement Funding! Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Structural Failure, Malpractice and Most Types of Injury Cases. For more information, please call Tony at 727-3754492 or email at signaturefinancial1@gmail.com Bill Knapp Landscaping: yard clean-ups weeding ,pruning and mulching.Bed design and installation. Add some color today! call 813-326-1082 for free estimates or e-mail Billykn@yahoo.com.

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Neide’s Brazilian Cleaning & Organizing Services. If you want the best, and that would be Neide. I have had a successful cleaning business for over 10 yrs. In Boston, I recently moved to the New Port Richey area & want to start a new cleaning business. I provide exceptional cleaning to your specifications, am extremely reliable & provide reasonable prices. Please call or email me for rates at 727264-6384, email neidev1@hotmail.com Ian's Lawn service & hauling LLC offers affordable services. With our attention to detail we keep your yard looking crisp and clean,We strive to give you the most for your money and the look you desire. We offer many services most yards just $40 per month. Call us now 727-858-7120 Hewitts Homeowners Help. Furniture assembly, Cabinets, Closet seystems grills anything you need put together. Have you just bought the furniture that you have always dreamed of, but are unsure that you can have it assembled correctly? Do not fret because Hewitt is a assembly professional is ready to help you in this predicament. Avoid the hassle and frustration of trying to put it all together. Also pressure washing, anything you need done. Honest and reliable. Call Scott 727-459-6278 A NEW LOOK Pressure Washing. 2 car driveway $55 (includes all front sidewalks). Add $10ea. for 3 car, corner lots & extra concrete slabs. Most Pool Decks & Cage $95-$125. Mobile Home/Home Exterior from $95. Wood or Vinyl Fences $.75 - $1.25 per lineal foot. Hedge trimming, odd jobs. Licensed and Insured Call Randy 727-271-2920 George’s Painting. Interior/Exterior. All Work Performed by Owner. No Spraying. All Done by Hand! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Dependable. Affordable. 32 Years Experience. FREE Estimates! Call George’s Painting Today! 727-645-8215. LAWN CARE - GREEN WITH ENVY. Fertilization Lawn, Shrub and Pest Control Specialist. Hire Green with Envy and hire your neighbor we have over 22 years in the business. We would love to earn your business; Full Service Chemical Company, Liquid & Granular Fertilization, Weed Control and Insect Control. Call Green with Envy for a free estimate and ask us about a Trinity neighbor discount. We are licensed and insured. (727) 772-4177 or 727-849-9819 J&J ALUMINUM & RESCREENING INC. Let us beautify your screen room, florida room, entry way, pool cage, etc. No job to small from one panel to your entire pool cage!Great prices! Great work! and Dependable too! DON'T DELAY CALL J&J TODAY! (727)992-2923 Jessie Lawn Care & Tree Specialist. We Offer Lawn mowing, Lawn Spraying, Pest Control and Fertilizer, Tree Pruning and Removal, Mulch, Sod and Landscaping Licensed & Insured. CALL Green Land Lawn Service (727)376-2325

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

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EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION Tutoring for elementary students by (retired) teacher with 35 years experience. Will personalize practice in reading, writing or math. References available. Watch your child gain more self-confidence as skills improve! Call Dianne @ 376-3700. National Board Certified teacher with 20+ years experience, will tutor your child in math, reading and writing (grades K-5). Personalized reading and writing instruction (grades K-12). H.S. SAT/ACT Lang. Prep. Help your child achieve success and confidence with one on one support and assistance. References available upon request. Call Suzann @ 727 992-4574

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

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