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TRINITY AREA

Vol. 8, Issue 12, December 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

Riverside Grille House Relive Old Memories or Create New Ones

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, DDS By Kim Thomas It is a rare opportunity when one is privileged to meet a surgeon who is a world-renowned expert in their field, so I felt very fortunate when I recently met with Michael A. Pikos, DDS, to tour the newly remodeled facility that

will house the Pikos Implant Institute opening this November. General dentists and oral surgeons from around the world will come to Trinity, Florida to learn advanced bone and soft tissue grafting surgical techniques from Dr. Pikos, who has been teaching since 1990 and who founded the Pikos Implant Institute in 1991. Through the Pikos Implant Institute, Dr. Pikos has shared his knowledge and fine-tuned surgical techniques with more than 2,700 dental clinicians in all 50 states

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Toast of Tampa Singers....Page 3 News Briefs...........................4-5 Calendar..................................6 Painting With A Twist............12 Dr. Florenda Fortner.........14-15 Trinity Presbyterian Church..18-19 Brain Balance......................22-23 Orbit 19 & Universal FWS.....26 V.I.P. Black Belt Champions...30 Narcosis Scuba.......................31 MacKinnon Jewelers.........34-35 Muvico Theaters...............38-39 Hike For Hospice.............42-43 Salon Ke-Lani...................46-47 The Battle Against ALS.....50-51 Florida iDoctor.................54-55 M.D. Complete Fitness.....56-57 S &W Kitchens.................64-65 Classifieds..............................66

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in the U.S. and in 32 countries worldwide. Basically, at Pikos Implant Institute, doctors learn to build a platform for dental implants, which is actually miraculous for patients who have lost bone and tissue due to accidents or tumors. Through science and technological advances Dr. Pikos and his colleagues are helping patients to face themselves in the mirror again and to get back to living a quality life. Dr. Pikos himself has performed more than 15,000 implants and several thousand bone and soft tissue grafting procedures.

Timeless elegance and traditional beauty will captivate you. A magnificent view and amazing atmosphere will mesmerize you. Exceptional service and one-of-a-kind food will knock you off your feet. There is one restaurant that will do all this and more, and that is Riverside Grille House in Tar-

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self. The best part is, you can experience all this without even leaving dry land. Upon buying the establishment six years ago, Mike Lowe, owner and operator of Riverside Grille House, has done extensive renovations, updating this historic landmark into a modern marvel while still maintaining its

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Riverside Grille House features the only rooftop restaurant in Tarpon Springs – the Veranda – where you can take in breathtaking views of the sponge docks and Anclote River while enjoying fresh air and a nice breeze off the water. In addition they also have an immense indoor dining area located on the top floor, which features numerous giant windows and a beautiful panoramic view. When you dine at Riverside Grille House, one thing is for certain – no matter where you sit, you will always have a stunning view of the water. As you eat dinner and stare out at the peaceful marina, you will actually feel as if you are on a boat your-

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pon Springs. Located where the world-famous Pappas Restaurant used to be on the Sponge Docks, this establishment has been a landmark in historic Tarpon Springs for the past 37 years, providing the community with an elegant, sophisticated, fun place to enjoy great company and phenomenal food. This is exactly what Riverside Grille House will continue to do, giving the neighborhood the same beautiful atmosphere and delicious food we have all grown to know and love over the past decades.


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Toast of Tampa Singer Crowned 2012 Queen of Harmony

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men’s Heralds of Harmony barbershop choruses, and first four-time Men’s International gold medalist, directed a song for Ft. Meyers-based Spirit of the Gulf Chorus, which represented Region 9 in the Mile High City. Nine members of Toast of Tampa who also sang with Spirit of the Gulf came home with 6th place medals. In all, it was a great week for Tampa a capL to R: Jan Anton, Baritone; Gina Baker, pella singing as Toast continLead; Kim McCormick, Bass; Patty Baker, ues to celebrate its 25th Tenor ~ Touche', gold medal champs Anniversary year! TOT’s talented ladies ons. Toast of Tampa Chorus features have consistently represented the seven registered quartets. Florida region on the International Toast rehearses on Tuesday stage in Top Ten showings (including nights, 7pm, at Christ Our Re1st place) in Houston, Nashville, deemer Lutheran Church, 304 Druid Calgary, Detroit, Phoenix, Orlando, Hills, Temple Terrace. Bay Area Baltimore, and Indianapolis. Twice women of all ages are invited to visit. the chorus was voted “favorite” of For further information on the choover 500 Sweet Adeline choruses in rus, carpooling to rehearsals, or 15 countries. TOT is excited to rebooking a memorable performance, turn to the 2013 International stage please visit the Chorus’ website at: in Honolulu, where Touche' will www.toastoftampa.org. “sing in” next year’s quartet champi-

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Gina Baker, lead singer of award winning Touche' quartet and member of the 100-woman Toast of Tampa Show Chorus (TOT), was crowned 2012 International Queen of Harmony by judges at the 66th annual convention and competition of Sweet Adelines International in Denver on November 2. Winning the gold medal was the achievement of a lifetime for the long distance quartet, whose four singers have only performed and competed together for two years and came in second in 2011. Lead-singer Baker, a resident of Tampa who works as a neonatal intensive care nurse at St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, is joined by her stepmother, Jan Anton, also of Florida, and friends Patty Baker from Southern California and Kim McCormick of Oregon: www.touchequartet.com. Additionally, the Toast quartet Live Out Loud was the 13th Place finalist with their stellar performance at 2012 Sweet Adelines International convention and competition in Denver. Tony DeRosa, Master Director of both Tampa-based TOT and the

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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

Ace Golf Awarded Large Business of the Year 2012 The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce awarded Ace Golf, including the Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks Golf Club, the 2012 Large Business of the Year this month at the Annual Awards Meeting. Chamber Director, Sue Thomas, presented the plaque and trophy to Crescent Oaks General Manager, Jerry Couzynse. Ms. Thomas shared the main reason Ace Golf won this award was “due to their success and enthusiasm in turning around properties in such poor condition. More than laying new sod, Ace Golf has partnered with the community to achieve mutual success.” Family-owned Ace Golf is Tampa based and has been in the golf business for 19 years, setting the standard for golf courses and practice facilities in the Tampa Bay area. Ace Golf owns Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs, Pebble Creek Golf Club in Tampa and the Ace Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview. The completely renovated

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Crescent Oaks Golf Club joined Wentworth Golf Club last year as semiprivate open to the public for the first time ever. Though Ace Golf has only been in Tarpon Springs since Jan. 1, 2011, the company entered Tarpon Springs in a big way by acquiring two unprofitable (Crescent Oaks was actually closed) country clubs and turning them around in a very short time. Crescent Oaks alone went from 0 employees to over 40 and from no revenues to almost $2 million annually. Wentworth went from 30 employees to 40 and this year will do about 40% more revenue than the club did in 2010 when members owned it. Owners Bill Place and Su Lee are applying the same formula for success that made their Pebble Creek Golf Club one of the top courses in the bay area. By buying underperforming clubs, investing heavily in improvements, and then expanding services, the couple is able to turn the clubs around quickly and create more jobs. After $1.5 million in investment, both

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Wentworth and Crescent Oaks golf courses are in top condition, their banquet rooms expanded, and Wentworth now has an Irish Pub open to the public. Both clubs are already growing membership and golf rounds and hosting more weddings, parties, tournaments, and fundraisers. As a local, family owned company, Ace Golf is focused on the community and raising money for charities like the Pinellas Police Athletic League (PAL). Ace donated all funds from a tournament last January to PAL and is hosting another on Dec. 8 at Wentworth Golf Club. For only $25 and an unwrapped teen’s present, any golfer may play the PAL Tournament and support at-risk youth. The Crescent Oaks Country Club is located at 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd in Tarpon Springs, off Eastlake Rd a mile north of Tarpon (Keystone) Ave. For more information, call (727) 9374653 (GOLF) or visit online at crescentoaksgolf.com. The Wentworth Golf Club is located at 2990 Wentworth Way in Tarpon Springs, off Eastlake Rd a mile south of Tarpon (Keystone) Ave. For more information, call (727) 942-4760 or visit online, wentworthgolfclub.org.

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Multigenerational Living

Lennar’s Next Gen – The Home Within a Home® Attracting Strategic Homebuyers The number of multigenerational households has increased by 60% since 1990, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This dramatic change in the American lifestyle is primarily due to two trends. First, Baby boomers are living longer and are faced with deteriorating pensions, a failing Social Security system, and ever-increasing healthcare costs. Secondly, college debt and the amplified cost of living means that many children move back home after college, and stay for several years. To satisfy this evolution in the American household a respected national builder has created Next Gen - The Home Within a Home® by Lennar. This intelligent home design includes a separate suite with its own entrance, eat-in kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and living room. Lennar is now bringing this revolutionary design to the Tampa area with homes being built in Concord Station in Land O’Lakes, Live Oak Preserve in New Tampa, Triple Creek in Riverview, and River Bend in Ruskin, Florida. Lennar’s Next Gen - The Home Within a Home is the ultimate solution for multigenerational living. According

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to John Graham, co-author of Together Again, a book about multigenerational living, and Professor of Marketing and International Business at University of California Irvine, “We are seeing the nuclear family going back to the interdependence of the extended family. For the last 50 years the American ideal was the nuclear family living independently, but with the economic changes of recent decades that no longer is the solution of choice.” He added, “multigenerational living is very customary in most countries. It is now becoming much more common in the U.S. I am happy to see progressive builders like Lennar addressing this change”. The housing crisis expedited the shift to multigenerational living. Buyers want the most for their money and are strategizing long-term. Sherry and Timothy Biggs of Tampa considered resale homes but selected a Next Gen - The Home Within a Home by Lennar in the Ayersworth Glen community in Riverview, because it not only cost a great deal less, but also gave her parents a sense of privacy. “My parents are in their 60s and this home design appealed to their needs as well as ours”, said Ms. Gibbs. “They have their own separate entrance and suite which allows them to enjoy their independence “, she added. According to Sharon Graham Nieder-

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haus, co-author of Together Again, after interviewing over 100 multigenerational families, “it became clear that the balance between proximity and privacy is the key to success”. Aging parents and children returning home after college are the obvious reasons for purchasing a Next Gen The Home Within a Home, but they are certainly not the only reason buyers are lining up. “We are seeing Next Gen homebuyers that use the separate suite for telecommuting, home offices, longterm guests and even man-caves”, says Mark Metheny, Division President of Lennar’s Central Florida Division. “The response has been amazing. Homebuyers love the Next Gen – The Home Within a Home concept. They also appreciate our attention to architectural detailing and all the extras that come, at no additional cost, with a Lennar Everything’s Included home,” he added. Next Gen - The Home Within a Home are being built in Concord Station in Land O’Lakes, Live Oak Preserve in New Tampa, Triple Creek in Riverview and River Bend in Ruskin, Florida. For more information visit Lennartampa.com or call 888-2205954.

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Community Calendar Pasco & North Pinellas Ombudsman Council Meeting Thurs., Dec. 20––The Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council will hold its December 2012 monthly meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Ave. in New Port Richey. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. 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 ombudsman.myflorida.com. Volunteers Needed: Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Suncoast Arts Fest (SAF) at The Shops of Wiregrass Jan. 19, 20––Featured at the 2013 show will be over 135 fine artists and craftsmen. Artists may still apply. The application deadline is Dec. 20, and artists can apply through www.zapplication.org. Also back by popular demand will be chalk artists creating amazing designs on the sidewalks throughout The Shops at Wiregrass. The Suncoast Arts Fest will also host Suncoast Run for the Arts, a onemile run/walk event scheduled for take-off at 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 20. The run will be followed by a pancake breakfast located in the children activities area. To sign up go to www.active.com/running/wesley-chapel-fl/2

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nd-annual-suncoast-run-for-the-arts2013. The Suncoast Arts Fest is a production of The Fine Arts of the Suncoast, Inc www.suncoastartsfest.com/, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission to "promote cultural awareness in Pasco County" is supported in part by the Pasco Tourism Development Council. Proceeds from the event go to "Art for Kids" and help supplement funding for arts education in schools. Gathering Pointe Church Services Gathering Pointe Church, would like to invite you to join them at a special location for their 2012 Christmas worship gatherings. On Sun., Dec. 23rd and Mon., Dec. 24th, Gathering Pointe Church will be meeting at Imagine School in Land O’ Lakes. Imagine School is located at 2940 Sunlake Blvd. and is across from Sunlake High School. Gathering times are: Sunday, 10:30 AM and Christmas Eve, 6 to 7 PM. The Christmas Eve gathering will consist of special Christmas readings, singing your favorite Christmas songs and carols, and following the evening there will be a time of refreshments. For more information, please call 813.920.4928, email: info@gatheringpointe.com or visit the website: www.gatheringpointe.com. Suncoast Women in Networking Tues., Dec 18––Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) will have their December luncheon from 12 to 1 PM. Networking begins at 11:30. The event will be held at the Royal Super Buffet, 9550 – 1 US Hwy 19 in Port

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Richey. The restaurant is in the Chili’s shopping center. The special rate for Suncoast WIN members and guests will be $8. This includes the buffet, beverage, tax and tip. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen who meet regularly on the third Tuesday of each

month for breakfast. In July and December the group enjoys a lunchtime meeting. Membership is $5 per year. For information about the Suncoast Women in Networking group or to make a reservation contact Myrtle Masten at 727 934-9993 or email to her at ladykj33@yahoo.com.

Trinity Lutheran Church Breaks Ground!

Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the start of construction of its first permanent building with a Groundbreaking Ceremony and a special service and a picnic catered by Havana Dreamers Restaurant. On a beautiful Sunday in the first week of December 2012, Trinity Lutheran Church joined together for worship, fellowship, and a groundbreaking celebration, in recognition of a successful journey that continues with the building of a permanent facility in Longleaf. Located at 3050 Starkey Blvd in downtown Longleaf, Trinity Lutheran is a vibrant and growing congregation in that embraces the privilege of developing meaningful and lasting relationships with the residents of

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Trinity and the many surrounding communities. Sincere, friendly and caring, the people of Trinity Lutheran Church are special. Pastor Marc Nauman believes that God has brought us together by His grace to accomplish something truly remarkable. And as we begin this process of building, for the ministry of God’s Word, our desire is that Trinity Lutheran Church may be a house of prayer and a light that burns bright with the Gospel in our community.'"

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Create Magic This Holiday Season at Painting With a Twist This holiday season, you can give the gift of art! If you want to give your friends and family something that will last forever and that they will truly enjoy, consider how much fun they will have with a gift certificate from Painting With a Twist. If you read the article in the November issue of Neighborhood News & Lifestyles, then you already know that this small business is all about having fun, embracing friendships, giving back to the community, and fostering fun and creativity! Painting With a Twist is a new concept in art entertainment that includes a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun. Painting With a Twist gift certificates are perfect for friends and it is a great venue for your office party or other get-together. Just bring your favorite wine or beverage, and snacks if you’d like, and everything else will be provided for you to create your own masterpiece to hang on your own wall, or to give to someone special. A gift of art is always appreciated and paintings make wonderful personalized gifts!

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Michelle Beres & SharonReis Photos: JenniferCrouchPhoto.com Avoid the mall, have FUN, relax and give a unique, meaningful gift that YOU created! Painting With a Twist Gift Certificates are also available online or at the studio. The community has embraced Painting With a Twist because it is just so much fun! And anyone can do it! The paintings are fairly simple and participants follow along with the instructor to create a painting that is simply beautiful! The great thing about the paintings is that even though everyone in the group is working on the same design, no two paintings look exactly alike. Each person’s individual creativity shines through – and, YES, you too can be creative!

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Budding Artists Rave About Painting With a Twist Everyone has a great time at Painting With a Twist – where every class is a party! On the company’s Facebook page, comments are upbeat with a lot of exclamation marks! Diane J. says, “Had an outright blast! Thank u thank u thank u!” Tiffany B. says, “So much fun and the teachers are the best! A painting jam…” Stacey A. says, “PWAT is very fun!!” Micki J. says, “Such an awesome time!!!!!” Diana J. says, “Thank you so much for a truly outstanding event for our GNO bash!! Our ‘Jacked Up Cinderella’ was a big hit...and because of

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you, we will have wonderful memories to last a lifetime!!” Tracy R. says, “What an amazing night last night! We haven’t stopped talking about it! You made my baby girl’s 21st birthday a paintalicious success! Love, love, love ya!” Read Dara Tucker’s article detailing all the great things Painting With a Twist has to offer on the Neighborhood News & Lifestyles website: neighborhoodnewsfl.com – just click on the November issue. Painting with a Twist is located in the Broedell Plaza 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 (727) 376-1112. To view the latest available paintings, including upcoming holiday paintings visit www.paintingwithatwist.com/trinity. Like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/pwat.trinity for the latest news, upcoming fundraising events and more!

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Dr. Florenda Fortner Offers Comprehensive Medical Care & Treatment in New Port Richey By Julie Kanehl If you are looking for a doctor who has compassion, experience and who truly relates to the people of New Port Richey, you might want to make an appointment with Florenda Fortner, M.D. at her Internal Medicine & Clinical Anti-Aging Center. A local graduate whose family’s history stems back generations into Florida’s history, Dr. Fortner focuses on helping those in need and is committed to giving back to the community that she comes from. Raised on her parents’ farm, she took a very early interest in caring for those around her. By the time she attended Gulf High School, she was excelling in science by taking the most advanced classes that they offered. Those

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who knew her knew through Shands Hospithat she would make a tal, which is in difference by helping Gainesville, Florida. others, and after atWith this well-rounded tending college nearby education, not to menand graduating from tion quite the trip Medical School at the around the globe, Dr. American University Fortner came back to of the Caribbean in St. the New Port Richey Maarten in 1997, she area to open her first continued her studies Florenda Fortner, MD practice in 2004. Dr. by completing clinical Fortner is married to training in Ireland, and completed Dale Webb who also is a long-time a Residency with a focus on Interlocal business owner of Dale Webb nal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Roofing for 25 years. School of Medicine of New York Today, Dr. Fortner is a Board University in affiliation with EnCertified physician who has had glewood, New Jersey in 2003. her own practice for eight years, Last but not least, she completed a and in doing so has created a docGeriatric Medical Fellowship tor’s office that is truly her own. through the Department of Veter- She recently moved her practice ans Affairs Geriatric Research, Ed- closer to downtown New Port ucation and Clinical Center Richey, making her office conven-

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ient to Trinity, Port Richey and the surrounding areas as well. Located at 5535 Grand Boulevard, Dr. Fortner’s new location is welcoming, warm, and a bit eclectic! Unlike the offices most of us are familiar with, that come with the signature white walls, stacks of magazines, and fluorescent lights, Dr. Fortner’s office has plush furniture, a coffee table covered with interesting books on nearly every subject imaginable, and the exam rooms even have bounce ball chairs. Instead of white walls and sparse paintings, the art displayed at her office comes from local artists, and from the far corners of the world. Don’t be surprised if there’s an interesting African mask above you at the scale, or if you find yourself lost in one of the paintings that a patient has given

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her, for the office is quite a departure from the norm. Dr. Fortner shows you through her office, as if she’s walking you through her home. It’s clean, it’s professional, but it’s personal as well. Each of her examination rooms are a bit different, and over time her patients come to have favorite pieces of art, and as previously mentioned, often add to the décor themselves. Dr. Fortner calls the rooms in her practice, “un-waiting rooms,” since she is proud of her short wait times, the name totally fits. As a physician, Dr. Fortner focuses on internal medicine and clinical anti-aging, although she also has a great deal of experience in geriatric medicine as well. She helps many patients with issues such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol control, cancer screenings, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica, the common cold, and even urinary tract infections. In fact, Dr. Fortner also offers Women’s Care, including pap

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smears and breast examinations. So whether you have a cold, are concerned about a serious medical condition, or are interested in feeling and looking better by trying cosmetic treatments like Botox, Obagi or Juvederm, Dr. Fortner can help. Dr. Fortner also helps patients take part in clinical research trials, which can bring a lot of relief to patients at a very affordable price through her company, Innovative Clinical Research, LLC. She offers clinical trials that cover issues such as COPD, osteoarthritis of the knee and more, and the trials include samples and medicine. She is very focused on helping those in need, which is why she accepts most insurances, and even accepts patients who do not have insurance by offering cash pay. “There are so many people who have lost their insurance, and that is why I make sure I can help them.” Recognized as one of The Leading Physicians of the World in

2011, Dr. Fortner is part of “an elite fraction of physicians whose triumphs surpass the norm and whose knowledge is a guiding light for those in need.” In addition to that great honor, Dr. Fortner has also been voted the “America’s Top Physicians” award from 2007-2013, which is awarded by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Fortner has a number of professional affiliations and takes part in many volunteer activities nearby including “Support a Class” which provides school supplies and back packs for local school children through The Salvation Army. She has also been a sponsor for “Rock for Autism

Project” from 2008-2012, and a sponsor for the “Cinderella Project,” which helps to collect prom dresses for girls who are economically challenged. She says, “My father taught me that it’s important to give back to your community, and it’s important to give back to those who are in need of, not a hand-out, but a hand-up, and to always be a contributor to society.” The Internal Medicine & Clinical Anti-Aging Center is located at 5535 Grand Blvd., Suite C, in New Port Richey. The office is open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To make an appointment or for additional information, please call (727) 841-0700.

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727-510-5558 HERITAGE SPRINGS - AN ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY!

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. $299,900

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

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

3/2/3 2565 htd sf Entertaining is easy in this home which has tile flooring in all the right places w/living & dining rooms w/tray ceiling. Kitchen w/wood cabinets & granite counters overlooks familly room. Large master bedroom w/pocket door to master bath w/garden tub, Linen closet, glass block wrap around walk in shower and large master closet. There are two generous sized guest bedrooms and guest bath w/marble counter. This home offers a fabulous pool w/spa and a great view of the golf course & pond! $374,900

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2400 htd sf 3/2/3 Wow! Model perfect! This home has been totally remodeled from the lace ceiling to the 18" tile flooring throughout! Fabulous formal living & dining rooms plus a dream kitchen w/42" wood cabinets w/designer style crown molding, stainless steel appliances, pullout shelves, lazy susan and much more. The kitchen overlooks the family room w/built in wine cabinet and sliders to the enclosed lania which overlooks the pool w/pavers. The master bedroom has plenty of room for all your pieces & master closet w/built ins. Master bath w/new cabinetry granite counter designer style raised sink w/spill over faucet. Guest bath w/new vanity w/granite counter w/raised sink w/spill over faucet. This is a must see with so many extras it all can't be listed! $374,900

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Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs Traditional Worship for the Whole Family By Dara Tucker If you’re near the intersection of Little Road and Cypress Lakes Boulevard, across from the Mitchell Park soccer fields on a Sunday morning, you may hear the church bells ringing, welcoming you to be part of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs. The church has a comfortable atmosphere and provides two worship services on Sunday mornings for all ages of the family. Visitors immediately feel embraced by the congregation and staff, who are happy to provide you information about their nursery, Sunday school, or other needs you may have to make your worship experience uplifting. Pastor Philip Hollins received his Bachelor Degree from Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina, and his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. Reverend Hollins is married to Tracey

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Hollins, the Director of Youth Ministries at Trinity Presbyterian. The couple, who live in the community and are enjoying raising their four children here, are easy to relate to and accessible to their congregation. Sunday worship services start with a less liturgical, more casual 9 a.m. service that has weekly communion. Sunday school for all ages meets at 10 a.m. in the Founder’s Hall, which is the building visible from Little Road. A more liturgical traditional service is at 11 a.m., and has communion the first Sunday of each month. Families are welcome to attend either service. One way Trinity Presbyterian Church lets even the youngest members be included in the worship service is through bags called Pew Pals. They are filled with items such as crayons, coloring sheets and prayer cards to keep them happily occupied before they are called up for the children’s sermon. A nursery is available for babies, or you may choose to watch and

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listen to the service in the Family Comfort Room, a.k.a the “cry room.” This is an ingenious way to allow parents or grandparents to not miss the message while their baby gets some quiet time. Patty Spoor of New Port Richey has attended Trinity Presbyterian Church for four years. Patty enjoys bringing her granddaughter, who lives in St. Petersburg with her to church whenever she visits. “The Pastor’s sermons are great,” says Patty. “I just love the message.” Opportunities to Involve Yourself for More Joy There are numerous opportunities to be involved at Trinity Presbyte-

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rian in addition to Sunday worship; music ministries, bible studies, prayer shawl ministries, Trinity Travelers, and missions work are a few of the opportunities that are available for enjoyment and enrichment. The choir practices weekly and sounds beautiful on Sunday as they accompany the organ and harp. In addition to the choir, there are two hand bells groups that meet, one for ad-

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vanced ringers, and one for older elementary aged children through adults. Monday and Wednesday bible study offers an in-depth look at either a theme or book of the bible. The prayer shawl ministries includes a group of women who knit together to make prayer shawls for families in either a time of need or celebration, such as a baby’s baptism. Pastor Hollins says that the prayer shawl ministries, like all their groups, are open to everyone to join in at any time. The Trinity Travelers is a group that plans excursions and outings, usually on a monthly basis. Some of their recent excursions have included trips to Tampa Bay Downs, ICE at Gaylord Palms, a winery tour, and a dolphin sightseeing cruise. Most of the trips

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are day trips, but they have a 7-night Caribbean cruise planned for January. All of the events are open to anyone and you do not have to be a member of the church to attend. Trinity Presbyterian Church has sponsored many mission trips both locally and abroad, in addition to supporting youth mission trips. This year, 23 members, from ages seven through eighty-one, will be going on a mission trip for the church to Honduras. The group will be putting on a vacation bible school while they visit and will work at a medical clinic sponsored by Presbyterian churches in the area. To raise money for the trip the church has had raffles, a garage sale, and golf scramble; to name just a few of the fun events that have made this mission trip

annual Children’s Christmas Pageant. A 100-member outside choir will be joining the church on Sunday, December 16 to perform Handel’s Messiah in a concert that is sure to be inspiring. The church members will also go Christmas caroling in the Cypress Lakes neighborhood this month, and Photos courtesy of Anna Stubbendick residents are welcome to join right in singing. a reality. The mission trip is one examThe live nativity in front of the ple of how Trinity Presbyterian rallies church facing Little Road, a tradition together, with multiple generations many Trinity residents enjoy driving helping each other to meet their by to view, will be presented this year needs, so members can then help othfrom Friday, December 21 – Sunday, ers within the community and beyond. December 23 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Director of Youth Ministries, Two Christmas Eve services will be Tracey Hollins, and Director of Chilheld on Monday, December 24, a5 dren’s Ministries, Jeremy Marzicola, p.m. family service, with a children’s insure there are plenty of ways for the message and candlelight, and a 7 p.m. children and teens to be involved with traditional service with communion the church. The church holds a large and candlelight. If you would like to vacation bible school each summer help others through the church, they that is open to the community. Sunare collecting food to provide Christday Night Live (SNL) is the name of mas meals to those in need, and have Trinity Presbyterian’s Youth Group. an angel tree to sponsor gifts for chilMiddle school meets from 4 p.m. – 6 dren whose parents are incarcerated. p.m., and high school meets just after. Trinity Presbyterian Church proGuests are always welcome to join in vides a traditional worship service for for the food, crazy games, friends, and the whole family, without feeling like a lively discussions about God. Kids for face in the crowd. Their new motto is Christ (KfC) is for children ages five “Trinity Presbyterian Church is small through fifth grade where they play enough to know you, large enough to games, make crafts, sing and have a serve you!” Stop by for one of the lesson based upon a bible theme. KfC church’s upcoming events or Sunday meets on Sunday afternoons during worship, and see for yourself the warm the school year from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. welcome you receive. The church also celebrates an annual Trinity Presbyterian Church of children’s Easter Celebration, has Seven Springs is located at 4651 Trunk or Treat in the fall, and sponLittle Rd., New Port Richey. Office sors Boy Scout Troop #77. hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon. – Thurs., and Sunday services are at 9 December Events a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday December – the month is brimschool at 10 a.m. For more informing with the spirit of the season at Trinity Presbyterian Church! On Sun- mation, contact Marion McMullin at 372-7203 or www.tpcoss.org. day, December 9, the church held its

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Brain Balance of Oldsmar Shares Stories of Success It is a natural thing for a parent to want the very best for their child – to dream of their future and imagine it filled with smiles, happiness and success at every stage of life. So when it becomes clear that a child is going to have problems meeting the milestones that their peers are having no problems with – that the intricacy of their brain doesn’t fall into the “norm” – it is heartbreaking for the parents and the child. Sometimes it isn’t clear to parents that anything is wrong until their child starts school and their confidence level starts dropping as they struggle to perform in a world where they are expected to fall into place with the rest of the class. That is when the search begins for a way to help a child learn and grow; to achieve success despite their individual challenges. Brain Balance Achievement Center of Oldsmar, located at 4022 Tampa Road, is an achievement center designed to help children who have been labeled with or who exhibit signs of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette’s, learning disabilities or processing disorders. As the statistics for such conditions have grown exponentially over the last two decades, many parents have been given very little hope that their children will ever be able to grow properly and learn to succeed. Brain Balance offers hope and success. Owner and Director Larry Polnicky is a parent who knows firsthand how it feels to search far and wide for a solution. He opened Brain Balance in Oldsmar because the Brain Balance Center in Atlanta, Georgia was the best solution he and his wife

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found for their son who has autism. In fact, it seemed like the only thing that did work. Since opening the Brain Balance in Oldsmar, the Polnicky family has known much joy, not only in seeing the growth and success of their own child, but in seeing the difference Brain Balance is making for local children and their families by helping them to succeed beyond the label, without medication, and with proven results. Personal Stories of Success at Brain Balance The following stories are personal stories that parents are willing to share about their children and the help they have received at Brain Balance. Neighborhood News & Lifestyles and Brain Balance would like to thank these folks for sharing such heartwarming stories with our readers. Respecting their privacy, we are not using full names. Soaring through Reading Levels––“My son was assessed for a new school today,” writes JF. “He was to start 4th grade. His reading comprehension level put him at 7th grade. I am thrilled. Six months ago in August he was just below 4th grade [level]. I know that Brain Balance has made the difference in his reading comprehension scores.” Calm, Focused & Learning––CS shares, “We have noticed our son is calmer, and if something does bother him, it is very short lived. He is transitioning better. His teacher has commented on how calm and focused he’s become. He’s had great days at school because of the great staff at Brain Balance! We are very excited to see how much more he

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will achieve. His music teacher said he never raised his hand in class until today. He asked for the drum and played and hummed a classical piece of music that the teacher recognized right away! Thanks!” Travel Time is Well Worth It–– “We drive 2 1/2 hours one way and our son is worth every minute and mile spent on the road. Just 20 sessions and my son’s reading fluency and word reading has markedly improved. We are so proud of him! He loves coming to Brain Balance. His confidence has improved greatly too J. Thank you to such an awesome team of professionals who understand and care about children with learning challenges. It’s also a soft place to land as a parent. Thanks again!”_ KP Off Medication––“He is off all his meds,” shares parent JC. “He is losing weight and getting better

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sleep. He has been acting out some still. His primary care doctor is going to try to find something natural for him. She has also recommended him getting counseling. He is more affectionate. Has a tutor and should be through with 9th grade by the end of June. He will have the opportunity to opt out for anything he can test out for.” Self-Aware and Socializing––DW writes about the great things that her daughter is experiencing after attending Brain Balance. “Here are just a few of the wonderful things that Brain Balance has done for Danielle. Most recently Danielle has stopped taking her “brain pill” as she called it. This was medication to help with focus. So far no negative effects noted from not taking it! She is eating better, exercising more, and requires less sleep. Physically stronger…she recently did a ropes

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course, climbed a rock wall and did zip line. “She is calmer and less impulsive. This has been noticed by others is group settings and social gatherings. (It’s not just MY opinion!) She is controlling her voice level better. (Not as loud.) And is SELF regulating her actions more because she now has self-awareness. Conversations now on a more mature and age appropriate level. She is initiating social interaction on a more meaningful level at home, school and church. She is interacting and bonding with peers and building friendships and developing a more appropriate sense of humor. She has begun journaling in the form of art and short stories or comic strips. She is better able to grasp intangible concepts such as religious beliefs. What more could you ask for! But I know there is still more to come!” Great Strides Forward––TB of St. Pete writes of her daughter, “We went snorkeling off Grand Cayman and Cozumel - and she did fantastically! She kept track of all her gear, was able to navigate the reef with ease, and had the time of her life swimming with the dolphins! What a

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trip!” Her mother’s letter also noted that Angela had made the high school bowling team. “She started her average (without bumpers) was around 29. With only two weeks of practice she’s up to a 55 average, and we’re looking to break 100. Her coach is wonderful and her teammates embrace her and cheer her just as they do each other. Tears came to my eyes the first time I saw her roll that ball right down the center. “Her exit testing wasn’t all that great - but then Angela has never been a test taker. She shuts down, and I don’t know if that will ever change. But I do know that these stories I relate to you, as well as many other “intangible” changes in her life are without a doubt related to her Brain Balance training and learning. Anecdotal or not, this girl has made some great strides, and we’re more excited than ever about her moving forward and being able to live a fulfilling, happy life. Thank you to your whole [Brain Balance] team - from the moment we walked in to the suite until we left we felt positive energy coming toward us.”

The Brain Balance Mission The Brain Balance Mission Statement is “to make the Brain Balance Program available to as many children as possible, that each child may reach their greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential.” In order to do this, education is key. The directors, coaches and founders of Brain Balance really want parents to understand that there is hope, that there can be success, and that their children have bright futures ahead of them regardless of labels or limitations.

Brain Balance offers free informative events for parents to come and learn about the details of the program and to see if it’s a right fit for their family. Guests who attend the free event are given a discount on the initial assessment. Call for details. The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Oldsmar is located at 4022 Tampa Rd., Suite 6. Please call (813) 475-6977 for additional information. Email them directly at oldsmar@brainbalancecenters.com or visit brainbalancecenters.com.

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Orbit 19 Lounge and Universal Fine Wine & Spirits Rocks the Holidays!

By Kim Thomas Orbit 19 Lounge is a great destination any time of the year but the line-up of entertainment for December and New Year's Eve promises to make this hip venue a perfect destination for holiday cheer. Located right next door, at 1542 US 19 in Holiday, is Universal Fine Wine & Spirits where you’ll find every kind of libation you desire for holiday toasts. There are some beautiful gift sets available for the holidays and you won't find better prices than you will at Universal Fine Wine & Spirits. If you can’t decide what to buy, a gift card is the answer and it fits perfectly into a stocking! Universal Fine Wine & Spirits and Orbit 19 Lounge are family-owned and operated and are known for providing excellent, friendly service 365 days a year. Orbit 19 Lounge has been open since 2003 and has won many awards for its excellence. Some of these awards include Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay for Best Pick-Up Bar, Best Kept Secret, Best Break-Up Spot, and runner up for Best Pinellas Neighborhood Bar and Best Martini. Tampa Bay Times named Orbit 19 as one of the top places in Tampa Bay for a cocktail. And, Orbit 19 Lounge received the 2012 Critic's Choice Award at Creative Loafing for “Best Night Life in Pasco County.” All of Orbit 19’s cocktails are made with brand name liquors; even

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the wells are premium! Here, you will experience mixology at its finest, as all of the bartenders at Orbit 19 are experts in the art of making the perfect cocktail, created with organic ingredients. There are 19 martinis and 19 shots to choose from on the specialty drink menu, or you can stick to what you know and order your favorite go-to cocktail of choice. Besides making fantastic cocktails, Orbit 19 has a vast selection of beer and wine to choose from including a tantalizing selection of micro-brewed Craft beer. Holiday Line-Up Orbit 19 offers an eclectic mix of entertainment throughout the week and has some exciting nights planned for the holidays! Fri., Dec. 14 will feature The Stick Martin Show, a band that defies categorization – they mix up the party with “Lots of hip-hop, a bit of punk, bar rock and some country stomp.” Fri., Dec. 21 offers the perfect opportunity to party like there is no tomorrow with its “End of the World” party featuring The Black Honkeys, one of the hottest bands dominating the Tampa Bay area, Orlando and all of Central Florida. The Black Honkeys specialize in feel-good Motown favorites and soul that is sure to get you dancing! The Black Honkeys has a huge list of cover songs from groups including, but not limited to: The Spinners, Three Dog Night, Four Tops, Al Green, James Brown, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Kool & The Gang and many many more. On top of covering such amazing

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bands and unforgettable classics, The Black Honkeys, write their own funky, booty shakin’ jams that will have you dancing to the early morning. Mon., Dec. 24 brings Christmas Eve Karaoke. And on New Year’s Eve, Mon., Dec. 31, Orbit 19 Lounge will have its first-ever Dance Off! Ladies get in free and gentlemen pay a $5 cover charge and you better wear your dancing shoes! The Grand Prize is $250 and a bottle of champagne goes to the runner-up. Special guest DJ Count Zero from Brooklyn, NY will mix it up so hot, you’ll have no choice but to move! The evening will also feature a special guest MC – stay tuned in to Orbit19Lounge.com for details. Orbit 19 has entertainment and specials year-round. Monday nights are Open Mic with Stick Martin and $2 import draft specials from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; all comedians and musicians welcome! Wednesday nights are Soulful House with DJ Lyndon. Thursdays are Vintage Youth with VJ Jason Barco: Vintage Youth is a night of post-punk, modern rock, new wave, garage rock and other eclectic genres. Friday nights are for Live Music anywhere from Rockabilly to 60s Surf Garage to Rock-n-Roll. Saturdays fea-

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ture purist DJ D-Volv spinning strictly vinyl alongside special guests with his signature Vinyl Lotion: Underground Hip-Hop. Sundays and Tuesdays are low-key nights where you can select jukebox favorites. Happy Hour is daily from 1- 8 p.m. with all festivities starting at 9 p.m. Sundays feature 2-4-1 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Universal Fine Wine & Spirits has exceptional prices every day, a magnificent selection, great hours, and a helpful, friendly staff. Universal also offers online ordering on their website, www.UniversalFWS.com and will deliver or have your order ready for you to pick up. Universal Fine Wine & Spirits and the Orbit 19 Lounge are located at 1542 US HWY 19 N in Holiday and both are open 365 days a year! Universal Fine Wine & Spirits is open Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 2 a.m., and Sun., from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Visit UniversalFWS.com for additional information or for online ordering, or call (727) 937-8330. Orbit 19 Lounge is open daily from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m. Please visit www.Orbit19Lounge.com or www.facebook.com/orbit19 for the latest news and specials.

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V.I.P. Black Belt Champions Training Center Introduces Krav Maga in 2013 By Katie Thomas The six principles of black belt: courtesy, modesty, integrity, self-control, perseverance and indomitable spirit are not only taught, but are mastered at V.I.P. Black Belt Champions Training Center. Located on Merchant Avenue in Trinity, near the intersection of S.R. 54 and Duck Slough Blvd., V.I.P. offers mixed martial arts training that is guaranteed to teach lifestyle principles, motivation and championship attitudes. Owner Shidoshi Louis Hurtado has been training in Martial Arts for over 45 years. He is a retired member of the N.Y.C. police department and he also is the former bodyguard of numerous celebrities and dignitaries. Shidoshi Hurtado originally founded V.I.P. Black Belt Champions Training Center in Deer Park, New York, in 1974, and then moved to Trinity in 2003. V.I.P. Black Belt Champions Training Center’s has a 5,500 sq. ft. facility, which includes two workout areas, showers and a more personal environment with less distraction. Shi-

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doshi Hurtado is an advisory board member for the U.S. Martial Arts Association, allowing him to network and consult with Martial Art schools throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Puerto Rico and the entire United States. The V.I.P. staff is committed to teaching students lifestyle principles, motivation and leadership skills that ultimately improve confidence and self-respect. V.I.P. Training Center has a wide variety of classes offered to students, all teaching discipline, self-respect and confidence. Coming Soon: Krav Maga The newest addition to V.I.P. is a training course in Krav Maga, which is a comprehensive class in self-defense, protection and combat skills that can be used to protect one-self in high stress situations. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-life settings when protection may be needed in order to defend yourself from an attacker or violence directed towards you. Krav Maga is utilized as a form of self defense- teaching students the vulnerable parts of the body that can be

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targeted in the face of an attack. Training covers counter attacking, targeting vulnerable body parts, efficient neutralization of opponent, awareness and understanding the importance of familiarizing yourself with your environment. Deshi Laurieann Johnson will be teaching Krav Maga, when she becomes Krav Maga Certified in January. Deshi Johnson is the Program Director at V.I.P. and is a Certified Black Belt who has trained in Karate, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and Filipino Arnis. She has an M.S. Degree in Criminal Psychology. Deshi Laurieann was awarded Program Director of the Year by the U.S. Martial Arts Association in 2008 and 2011. Deshi Laurieann says, “I have special classes that I teach. The Little Ninjas are 3-year-olds and I have

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them doing the basics of Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai and they are even learning to use Nun Chuks! I love it! I also teach an American Muay Thai Self Defense class on Friday nights.” She is very much looking forward to the upcoming Krav Maga program which is an excellent choice for women and men who are interested in effective self defense. V.I.P. Black Belt Champions Training Center is located at 2409 Merchant Ave. For more information, please call 375-2623 or visit www.VIPKARATE.com.

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Dive In And Have Some Fun At The 2013 Scuba Olympics

On Sunday, January 27 join Narcosis Scuba, located at 926 N. Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs, as they come together with dive shops from all across the Tampa Bay area for the 2013 Scuba Olympics. Hosted by PADO, The Professional Association of Dive Operators, the Scuba Olympics is an annual event that raises money for a very worthy cause – the Long Center’s Adaptive Swim Team, a team of special needs athletes. This year, everyone is invited to come out and participate. Narcosis Scuba will have a professional team, and in addition, is hoping to put to-

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gether a club group as well. The events are a lot of fun and anyone who is scuba-certified can participate, but you must be registered under a Dive Shop. Divers of all ages are welcome! If you’d like to race but don’t have a team, contact Narcosis Scuba and they will help you join one. At the Olympics, you can choose to join one event or try them all if you like! The teams will compete in several events including an underwater bicycle race, a balloon lift, the raft row and more! All events will be judged and timed and special Olympians will be

on hand to pass out medals to the winners. Olympians will receive gold, silver and bronze medals (genuine plastic) in good ole’ Olympics fashion! The public is welcome to attend the event, where snacks and drinks will be sold; with all profits going to the Long Center’s Adaptive Swim Team. The entry fee is $15 per event for bystanders and door prizes will be given away to contestants. All athletes participating in the Olympics will receive an event t-shirt. The Adaptive Swim Team is such an outstanding group of athletes and really deserves our support! So, if you are looking for a great way to have

some fun, while supporting an awesome cause, now is the time to form your team and go for the gold! The 2013 Special Olympics is scheduled for Sunday, January 27 and will be held at the Long Center Aquatic Center, located at 1501 N. Belcher Road in Clearwater. Narcosis Scuba is located at 926 N. Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs. For more information or to register a team please call Narcosis Scuba at (727) 934-6474. You can also find out information by calling PADO at (727) 793-2320 or visiting their website at www.PADOFL.com.

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Find the Perfect Present at MacKinnon Jewelers By Julie Kanehl This Christmas avoid the madness of the mall, and find the perfect gift for the one you love at MacKinnon Jewelers. This beautiful jewelry store sells some of the most recognizable jewelry brands in America including Simon G., Pandora Jewelry, and Frank Reubel, just to name a few. Convenient to the entire Tampa Bay Area, MacKinnon Jewelers is located at the corner of S.R. 54 and Little Road, on the north side of Trinity’s Mitchell Ranch Plaza. MacKinnon Jewelers provides the quality jewelry that the customers in our area are looking for, making it the perfect destination for anyone on your holiday list. Owner and Master Jeweler, Tom MacKinnon, has been expertly perfecting his craft since 1985 and he continues to share his passion with everyone who enters into his store. He and his experienced staff are extremely gifted at helping people pick the very best presents, and their knowledge for their inventory in gemstones, bridal sets, watches and more is unparalleled.

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Tom’s passion for creating jewelry began during high school when he was hired at a jewelry store in Panama City, Florida. It was there that the manager of the store recognized a talent in Tom, and where Tom began to learn the art of jewelry repair and jewelry creation. After high school, Tom moved to Sarasota where he worked with a wellrespected designer named Terry Coffrin. Tom was Coffrin’s apprentice for five years, and during that time he both taught and challenged Tom, allowing him to grow as a jeweler and as an artist. In 1985 Tom began to work at his bench performing “trade work,” which allowed him to do repairs and to create jewelry for stores in his area. He worked as a jewelry manufacturer for four years, and managed a trade shop for five years before he became a jeweler for Littman’s Jewelers at Countryside Mall. He worked at Littman’s Jewelers for eleven years and in 2004 opened MacKinnon Jewelers. Tom continues to pursue his education, has recently earned his Diamond Degree, his Pearl Degree and is work-

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ing on earning his Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America. Tom MacKinnon and his experienced staff, which includes Debbie Rocchio, Gale Arnold, Donna Todd and Mary Ann Brennan, are all waiting to help you with your holiday shopping at MacKinnon Jewelers in Trinity. “Everybody in the store has some form of formal jewelry training,” said Tom, “They have their Accredited Jewelry Professional Degree from the Gemological Institute of America, or something more. In fact, one of our sales personnel, Gale Arnold, is our resident Graduate Gemologist.” MacKinnon Jewelers also repairs jewelry, re-strings pearls, buys gold,

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and replaces watch batteries. You’ll find trusted experience, an incredible inventory and fantastic customer service when you come into MacKinnon. Celebrate This Year’s Moments with Pandora Jewelry MacKinnon Jewelers has been the preferred Trinity Pandora store for years, and they have always been committed to their Pandora customers by helping them to explore all that is new within the gigantic jewelry line of bracelets, charms, pendants, earrings and more. Recently they upgraded their Pandora display to the Gold Level inside MacKinnon Jewelers that beautifully showcases all of the coordinated jewelry that Pandora has to offer.

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Pandora Jewelry has taken the world by storm, and it’s no wonder, as this beautiful jewelry is expertly designed in Denmark, and handcrafted in Thailand. The concept of creating a threaded bracelet in sterling silver or gold, with charms that can be threaded on to create a “story” has completely changed the way women express themselves with jewelry. A Pandora bracelet makes the perfect gift for any of the lovely ladies in your life, because not only is it beautiful, but it is a gift that can grow and change throughout the years by adding charms that Pandora lovingly calls “Moments.” One of the best parts about Pandora Jewelry, besides the expert craftsmanship and the beauty of each charm, is the pricepoint. There’s a Pandora bracelet for every price range, style, and taste. Moments start at around $30, and right now Pandora and MacKinnon Jewelers is offering a fantastic holiday promotion that includes a Pandora Signature Clasp Bracelet, two “Twinkle-Twinkle” clips, and the limited edition “Black Friday” present charm for only $200. This is a great way to start your loved one on a Pandora bracelet that will build and collect moments for

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years to come. In addition to the holiday bracelet promotion, Pandora is also offering a gift with purchase during December that Pandora fans are really excited about. It’s a lovely Christmas ornament that comes free with any purchase of $125 or more (while supplies last, of course). Now, if you’re the kind of Pandora fan (and you know who you are) that would be interested in partying with all of your Pandoraloving friends on say, a cruise, then the next time you are in MacKinnon Jewelers, you will want to sign up for a chance to win the entire Autumn/Winter Collection and a trip on Pandora’s 2013 Unforgettable Cruise. Take it from me; if you are a Pandora fan, MacKinnon Jewelers is your shopping destination this year. Customer Joei Fusaro says, “I enjoy shopping at MacKinnon Jewelers. They are very accommodating and helpful!” Every Girl Loves Diamonds and Gemstones! MacKinnon Jewelers has an amazing array of fine jewelry in every style, from classic to modern, and from smart to sassy. The cases at MacKin-

non are filled with gemstones of every color, from sapphires to rubies, from pearls to opals. Tom has expanded his collection and is displaying new pieces from award-winning designer Frank Reubel, as well as a new line to MacKinnon customers called Ande. Ande jewelry takes geometricallyshaped gemstones, and sets them into unique (L - R) Mary Ann Brennan , Debbie Rocchio, and beautifully striking Tom MacKinnon & Gale Arnold jewelry pieces. From earrings to ety of settings and loose diamonds to brooches, the staff at MacKinnon Jew- create the bridal set of your dreams, or elers lovingly picks each and every one even have something specially created of these pieces, and every one of them by Tom MacKinnon. Tom can create would garner a gasp and a “wow” anything from a bridal set to a neckwhen unwrapped this year. lace that is truly one-of-a-kind. If you are looking to pop the big question this year or update your wed- Seiko Watches & clocks are on ding set, you’ll be dazzled by the exSALE! quisite bridal selection at MacKinnon Seiko has been creating quality Jewelers. The cases at MacKinnon timepieces since 1881, and MacKinsparkle like the lights on the tree and non Jewelers has a generous selection include matching bridal sets in gold, of watches to choose from for both white gold and platinum. Customers men and women. A Seiko watch will love that they carry bridal sets and definitely make their heart skip a beat bands by renowned designers like when they open up their gift and see Simon G, Novelle and Sylvie. what Santa’s brought. And for being Simon G is a jewelry line that is such a good elf, MacKinnon Jewelers growing in popularity all over the is offering 25% off of all Seiko watches world. This romantic and feminine and clocks between now and Christline includes bridal sets, colored mas! stones, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that combine white and yellow Trinity Jewelers is located at gold, white diamonds and colored dia- 3132 Little Road in the Mitchell monds, in a variety of enchanting Ranch Plaza. Holiday hours are styles. Mon. – Fri., 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and The perfect ring is waiting, and from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sat. And they come in a myriad of cuts, styles, the store will have special Sunday and price ranges. If you have a little hours on Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 from extra time, and you would like a bridal 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. For more inforset that is as unique as the love only mation, call 375-2262; visit online you share, you can choose from a vari- at www.MacKinnonJewelers.com.

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Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10 Helps You Celebrate Holidays! What could be better than watching a holiday movie on the big screen? When it is free, that’s what! Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10, located at 37912 US Highway 19, has been a favorite movie theater in the area for the past 18 years. This holiday season, the Palm Harbor Muvico is giving a gift to the community with its FREE Holiday Film Series during the month of December! All of the free holiday movies start at 10 a.m. Movie gift certificates are a great gift for the holidays and now is the perfect time to purchase them with Muvico’s current offer: Buy $50 in Muvico gift certificates and receive $10 in concession cash! This offer ends soon, so stop by Muvico in Palm Harbor and treat your favorite people or yourself. Muvico has a great new rewards program. Next time you go to the movies, ask for your free MuviStar Rewards card and then you just have to register online at muvico.com or on facebook to earn points towards free movie tickets with every ticket, snack or beverage purchase. Soon, you’ll

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earn enough points to enjoy a blockbuster for free! Free Holiday Movies Arthur Christmas, scheduled for December 1st and 2nd, is an endearing animated film that at last reveals Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. A Christmas Carol, scheduled for December 8th and 9th, is an animated film starring Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman, which captures the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in 3-D, featuring brilliant special effects. How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be shown on December 15th and 16th. Starring Jim Carrey in live action as the Grinch with a heart “two sizes too small,” Dr. Suess’s holiday classic comes to life! Carrey commands the title role with equal parts madness,

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mayhem, pathos, and improvisational genius. The Polar Express, a family favorite starring Tom Hanks, will be shown on December 22nd and 23rd. The computer-animated fantasy film is based on the classic children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg,

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where a doubting boy boards a magical train that takes him to the North Pole. Elf will be shown on December 29th and 30th. This hilarious film stars Bob Newhart, James Caan, and Will Ferrell, who plays a gigantic elf who wreaks havoc on the elf community

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The MuviStar Rewards card earns points with every ticket or snack bar purchase that add up to free movies! and is sent in search of his true identity. Since the movies are free, Muvico hopes you’ll purchase a special Kid’s Tray with popcorn, a drink, and a treat for just $3.50. A portion of every purchase will benefit the Will Rogers Institute (supporting research in asthma, tuberculosis, and pulmonary diseases). Your Favorite Movie Place Muvico Palm Harbor 10 is equipped with three 3-D houses, one D-Box house, and surround-sound

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speakers, giving movie-goers a heightened level of sensation for the ultimate movie experience. The theater features Sony 4K Digital Cinema projectors that offer the clearest and crispest picture possible. If you haven’t yet experienced the motion of the D-Box seats, Muvico offers a D-Box demonstration in the lobby of the theater. The snack bar includes the MuviBar, which offers beer and wine for the enjoyment of those aged 21 and up. The concession stand still has all your traditional favorite candies, popcorn, and nachos with cheese and jalapenos (if you prefer), as well as heartier fare such as Buffalo chicken wings, deepfried macaroni-and-cheese, hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, pizza and more! All tickets can be purchased ahead of time by going online to www.Muvico.com and then select the Palm Harbor 10 theater for a full list of movies and times. And, don’t forget to get your free MuviStar Rewards Card at the box office! Muvico Theaters Palm Harbor 10 is located at 37912 US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor. Visit online at www.Muvico.com or give them a call at (727) 944-2282 for more information.

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Hike for Hospice –– A Celebration of Remembrance By Katie Thomas Gulfside Regional Hospice celebrated their annual Hike for Hospice fundraising event on Sunday, Veteran’s Day, November 11th at Rasmussen College in beautiful Land O’ Lakes. For the past six years, Gulfside Regional Hospice has worked with volunteers throughout Pasco County to raise funds and create lasting memories for the community through the Hike for Hospice 5k event. “Hike for Hospice is designed to celebrate and honor the lives of friends and family members,” said Linda Ward, president and CEO of Gulfside Regional Hospice. “I walk in memory of my father, who passed away in Gulfside’s care. The Hike is for people just like you and me – who want to honor the memory of a loved one and make every day count for those facing a serious illness.” This year’s Hike for Hospice allowed me to honor the memory of people I have lost and the ceremony held in remembrance for the community was beautiful and inspirational. Hike for Hospice is full of compassion. Memorializing loved ones lost

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and Veteran’s together in an atmosphere where the community comes together to meet, greet and support each other was a blessing to be a part of. Gulfside Regional Hospice is a big part of the support group, “We Honor Veterans.” Over 25% of Hospice patients are Veterans and Gulfside Regional Hospice dedicates themselves to raising funds to provide these Veterans with the special attention and care that they deserve. Many Veterans attended the Hike for Hospice event. Teams of active-duty troops joined in on the hike, in honor of our Country, Veterans and Hospice’s hard work. An Eventful Day to Be Remembered Hike for Hospice started at 7 a.m., opening with registration for runners and walkers participating in the 5k. All participants received a Hike for Hospice t-shirt, breakfast and beverages. At 7:45 a.m., before the hikers began, the Presentation of Colors was presented by the NOSC Tampa Color Guard from MacDill Air Force in honor of Veteran’s Day and the Hike for Hospice Event. The National Anthem was sung by Kelsey Bain and immediately

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following the National Anthem, skydivers from Skydive City amazed the crowd with their parachuting skills and American flag decorated chutes. The performances and spectacular sights got the crowd excited for a fun-filled day. Linda Ward said, “The day was beautiful and we got to honor our veterans this year, with special presentations both before and after the Hike. From the starting line at the run until the memorial at the end of the day, you could feel the energy of the Hikers.” After the 5K, Gulfside’s bereave-

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ment department started the program with a special presentation to celebrity guest, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, Mike Alstott. He has been a huge part of Hike for Hospice since its beginnings six years ago. A special moment was observed for kids affected by Hospice’s charitable services. Erik Hendrickson, 9, told his story about how hospice helped his family, after his great-grandparents and grandfather passed away. “The counselors helped me a lot by counseling the kid’s camp and group activities,” Hendrickson

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Dr Shirmohammad & Dr Eldridge, of Trinity Family Physicians - big supporters of Hike For Hospice event

Mike Alstott and Hike for Hospice kids memorialize their family members.

said. “At the kids’ camp, I was able to meet new people and do fun activities like making a happy/mad pillowcase. This pillow really helped me get my mad and sad feelings out after my loved ones died.” Hike for Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Program presented Mike Alstott with a collaborative piece of art in order to thank him for his dedication to Hike for Hospice. Hike for Hospice had many ways to remember our loved ones, which included a memory wall that allowed event goers the chance to write a memory of lost family members. Many people put up pictures of loved ones, along with stories explaining the journey Hospice helped their families with. A balloon memorial was available for peo-

ple to write the names of who they were memorializing on a piece of paper tied to the balloon. The memory balloons were released at the same time, after the memorial and award ceremony. Watching the hundreds of balloons fly away into the sky was a tear jerking moment for all of us remembering loved ones lost. The memorial and award ceremony began after the finish of the 5k hike. When hikers returned back, they had some time to eat, drink and gather with friends to share their stories of family and loved ones. Once the ceremony began, many heartfelt and compassionate stories were shared. Many people said that without Hospice helping them assist their loved ones into the next life,

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they would not have been able to do it. Gulfside Regional Hospice’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to individuals and their loved ones as they face life-limiting illnesses. “We will help our patients to find relief from pain and suffering, so they may live each day with dignity, peace and comfort.” I believe that GRH is fulfilling their mission, the stories told and the success of the event show that they have really made a permanent, positive impact on our community. Awards were presented to teams that had participated in the race and raised astounding amounts of donations for Gulfside Regional Hospice. Awards went out to: First Place Team – Team Kenny - $1,950, Second Place Team – Vince’s VIPS - $1,845, Third Place Team – Kanehl’s Kids - $1,385, First Place Individual – Amanda Long $1,950, Second Place Individual – Janeen Comport Probst - $1,000 and Third Place Individual – Jo DeBolt $685. All proceeds from the Hike for Hospice are designated for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses in Pasco County, as well as support programs at Gulfside’s Hospice Houses and Bereavement Centers. The Hike for Hospice has raised more than $300,000 for Gulfside Regional Hospice since it began in 2007 and this

year was able to raise more than $55,000! “The Hike for Hospice would not be possible without the generosity of the sponsors,” said Ward. The Presenting Sponsor for the Hike for Hospice is Bouchard Insurance. The Medal of Honor Sponsor is AC-Healthcare Staffing and Placement Services. Guardian Angels Sponsors for the event are BB&T, Laser Rite Business Systems Tampa Bay and Rose Radiology. Stars and Stripes Sponsors include Alltrust Insurance, Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco, MedFleet, O2 Solutions Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL and Skydive City. deChant Public Relations, DJ’s Concepts, Proly, Laporte & Mulligan, P.A. and Rasmussen College are American Eagle Sponsors. This year’s Hike for Hospice charity event turned out beautifully and I am so pleased to have been able to experience the compassion, dedication and love that Gulfside Regional Hospice shares with their community. I am certainly looking forward to next year’s Hike for Hospice! If you would like to be a volunteer or make a donation to Gulfside Regional Hospice, visit their website at www.grhospice.org . This is an organization that makes a difference in lives every day that you can be a part of.

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Salon Ke-Lani is a Vacation from the Ordinary Salon Salon Ke-Lani is a heavenly salon that gives clients the feeling that they have left New Port Richey and somehow been transported to one of Hawaii’s beautiful islands, where a waterfall flows, color abounds, and the stress of the day-to-day grind is washed down the drain during their ever-popular scalp and neck massage with your shampoo. Miles away from the loud, noisy salons that can be the norm, Salon Ke-Lani offers their clients a peaceful experience, so that when they go back into the world they not only look good, but they feel good too! It’s no wonder they call themselves “a vacation from the ordinary salon”. Located in the River Crossing Shopping Plaza between Publix and Pinch-A-Penny on Little Road, Salon Ke-Lani is 100% focused on everything to do with hair. Moving into its 7th year in New Port Richey, Salon Ke-Lani’s focus is offering their clients a friendly and relaxing environment, coupled with the very best in cut and color.

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Add a Little Sparkle and Shine to Your Look! Owners Chad Hagaman and Troy Girard have put their hearts into this salon, and have built it from the ground up, designing each and every gorgeous detail, and the outcome is jaw dropping. It’s beautiful, state-ofthe-art, and the perfect escape to reinvent your hair, your color, and yourself! Chad says, “We are very grateful to have the salon that we have.” Many of their stylists have more than 20 years experience in the area, and they work together as a team to bring in and share new techniques with one another, so that each stylist is prepared with the latest in hair and color trends. Color is, by far, a passion at Salon Ke-Lani, in fact, Salon KeLani uses the Redken color lines, and each of their stylists are sent to New York City to attend the Redken Academy. This training takes color to another level for the stylists, and their clients rave over the results. Whether you are looking for something close to your natural color, or want to ramp it

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up into your best look yet, the stylists at Salon Ke-Lani are ready to transform your hair into its best look yet. In creating a salon that they are proud of, Chad says, “We learned from the best in the business and chose product that we trusted in Redken. This training allows our stylists to enjoy the opportunity to be more adventurous with color.” Troy says, “There’s nothing like a fresh head of hair color.” Salon Ke-Lani recently announced, “We are so excited about Redken's New Chromatics Prismatic Permanent Color! No ammonia, no odor—just stunning, high shine color

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Troy Girard and Chad Hagaman Owners of Salon Ke-Lani and hair that’s 2x more fortified* with Chromatics than without.” Chad says, ”I truly believe the majority of the clientele that we have, gets their color in this salon. We are definitely a color salon.” In addition to sending their styl-

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try it. If you have a busy schedule like me, you love having flexibility in your salon. Salon Ke-Lani has very convenient hours for their clients, and they are open 6 days a week, making them one of the only salons in Salon Ke-Lani not only offers premier salon services, it’s atmosphere makes clients feel as if they the area that are open on Mondays. have been whisked away to beautiful Hawaii - A Vacation from the Ordinary Salon These extra hours during the week mean more availabilists to NYC for the Redken Academy, styling product, but a conditioning ity for their clients. This way, you one of their hardworking stylists is product that can make the biggest imdon’t have to wait to have that new awarded the opportunity (travel inpact. I have all of the products at the look! cluded) to attend the Redken Symposhampoo bowls for our stylists to sium, which is a 4 day color extravaganza in Las Vegas. Chad says, “All of our stylist are great at doing hair, but each of them have a specialty.” He adds, “We are always looking for a good stylist to join us.” Talk about a fun place to work! Salon Ke-Lani offers a variety of hair products, and can order anything in that their clients desire. Chad says, “Products make a huge difference in your hair. It may be more than a

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choorse from so that they can use what your hair needs. Each shampoo is personalized.” Speaking of shampoo, the stylists at Salon Ke-Lani give a signature shampoo that includes a scalp and neck massage that is out of this world. It is the perfect beginning to your salon experience, and is the best compliment to the environment that surrounds you. Don’t take it from me though, you really have to go in and

Give Someone a New Look This Year! If you are looking for a great gift for someone you love this year, think about giving them a Salon Ke-Lani gift certificate! They will get a whole new look, a relaxing spa experience that starts with the aforementioned scalp massage and shampoo, and leave the salon feeling and looking brand new. Take it from a busy mom, there’s not

many gifts that can do all of that! Salon-Kelani is also offering a “24 Days of Christmas” special on products at the salon. Everyone who purchases a salon product will be entered into a daily drawing to win a holiday gift set of shampoo and conditioner! Salon Ke-Lani is even offering a special for their clients who are interested in buying gift certificates this holiday season. If you buy $50 worth of gift cards you will receive $5 off your service that day! From fresh cuts, to the best in color, to the newest chemical straightening techniques and Keratin treatments, Salon Ke-Lani can take your hair from there to “Wow”! Salon Ke-Lani is located at 5320 Little Road, in New Port Richey. They are open Monday 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and closed on Sunday. To make an appointment, call the salon at 727372-0028, and for more information visit them online at www.salonkelani.com, or “Like” their facebook page at www.facebook.com/SalonKeLani.

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The Battle Against ALS – Every Contribution Makes a Difference! By Alexis Selby After moving to the Cheval neighborhood in the beginning of 2011, Gary Dassatti and his wife Barb met a wonderful couple, Doug and Pat McGuiness. Doug has ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – and has been battling this terrible disease for the past 10 years. He has traveled the world in hopes of finding a cure and has visited China several times for stem cell and lumbar puncture treatments, which have helped to extend his time here. Doug is a fighter and with the help of the ALS Association FL Chapter, hopes to find a cure in the future. Inspired by his story, after meeting Doug and some of the great people at the ALS Association FL Chapter, a national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, Gary, who had just retired and was looking to do some kind of volunteer work, became involved as a volunteer, fundraiser and advocate for ALS. Just recently, Gary also made a trip to Washington, DC for the annual ALS Advocacy Conference to try and gain more awareness of ALS and to get more funding for these efforts. Gary says, “This conference was a very re-

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warding experience, but at the same time very emotional, as there were almost 100 ALS Patients in attendance in varied states of their progress with ALS. There were over 500 total Advocates from all over the United States and we had hundreds of meetings with offices of the Senate and Congress to fight for continued funding and more funding to support research.” About ALS ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a motor neuron disease that was first described in 1869 by the noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, named after the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig, who first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. A common first symptom includes a painless weakness in your hand, foot, arm or leg, which occurs in more than half of all cases. Other early symptoms include speech, swallowing

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or walking difficulty. The biological mechanisms that cause ALS are only partially understood and the only known cause of ALS is a mutation of a specific gene – the SOD1 gene. This mutation is believed to make a defective protein that is toxic to motor nerve cells. The SOD1 mutation, however, accounts for only 1 or The ALS Florida Chapter held its annual 2 percent of ALS Ride to Defeat ALS one-day cycling event on Nov. 3 cases, or 20 percent ing seemingly random attacks on previof the familial (inherited) cases. Alously healthy adults. ALS can strike though the cause of ALS is not comanyone, anytime. pletely understood, the last decade has More significant advances of rebrought a wealth of new scientific unsearch into ALS have occurred in the derstanding about the disease that prolast decade than all of the time since vides hope for the future. Charcot identified the disease. AdMost commonly, the disease vances in technology and the genetic strikes people between the ages of 40 revolution are aiding researchers in unand 70, and as many as 30,000 Amerilocking the ALS mystery. As more scicans have the disease at any given time. Familial ALS represents between five to entists focus on this perplexing disease, the outlook for new understanding ten percent of all cases. The rest arise brightens each day. spontaneously and mysteriously, mak-

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The ALS Association Florida Chapter Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national not-forprofit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The ALS Association Florida Chapter was co-founded by patient Ann Smith in August of 1987 as the Tampa Bay Chapter, in hopes of serving the needs of those living with ALS and their caregivers in the Tampa Bay Area. After expanding its services to all areas in the state of Florida in 2001, it became known as the Florida Chapter and now services the entire state. This chapter carries out its mission by empowering the lives of those living with ALS through care, advocacy, research, education and support. Their programs include support groups, case management, respite care, medical equipment loans, educational services, and national and state advocacy. Throughout the year the ALS Association FL Chapter holds many

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fundraising events, including their annual Ride to Defeat ALS. Annual Ride to Defeat ALS The first annual event, the Tour de Vie 2009, was headed by Shelly Reale after ALS devastated her family with her mother’s diagnosis, as a way to give meaning to her mother’s difficult journey. This event yielded more than 200 riders and raised over $53,000 and due to its huge success, became an annual tradition. In 2010, the ALS Florida Chapter decided to change the event’s name to “Ride to Defeat ALS” which clearly defines their ultimate mission – a world without ALS! On November 3rd the ALS Florida Chapter held their annual Ride to Defeat ALS, a one-day cycling event designed to appeal to every level of rider – offering a 62-mile route, a 25mile route, and a 5-mile Family Fun Ride, which is presented by United Seating & Mobility. This ride is an exciting opportunity for everyone to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. All-in-all the ride was a huge success and contributions for that day totaled over $240,000! Throughout the ride, every participant can count on support from start to finish with crew-manned rest stops,

SAG vehicles, and a safety team. Upon completing the tour, riders are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include entertainment, complimentary massages, a healthy lunch, and exciting demos. This past race was a huge success. “The response from people was so great last year and I look forward to even better fundraising this year,” says Gary. It is because of caring, dedicated people like Gary and persistent fighters like Doug, that the ALS Association is possible. Over the past few decades, the ALS Association has committed more than $67 million to finding effective treatments and a cure for ALS and their

global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and has shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS. But the fight is not over, and for the ALS Association to continue their search for a cure to this terrible disease, vital funding is needed. With your support, together we can one day defeat ALS for good! For more information on the ALS Association Florida Chapter or to make a donation please visit their website at www.ALSAFL.org or their Facebook page.

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Florida iDoctor –– Leading, Independent Apple Repair Company By Katie Thomas Florida iDoctor is your local fix for Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad product repairs. Servicing the Greater Tampa Bay area and beyond with its in-home as well as nationwide and international mail-in repair services, Florida iDoctor has the tools and skilled staff with the knowledge to repair your treasured Apple products. The company is now pleased to offer mobile in-home or at-work iPhone and iPod repair services with same-day and emergency (after-hours) appointments available. East Lake residents also have a drop-off location in the neighborhood at the East Lake Woodlands Shopping Center, behind McDonalds. In addition to repairing Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods, Florida iDoctor repairs all brands of smartphones. WIth their in-home and at-work repair services, iPhone repairs are generally completed within the hour and with their drop-off and mail-in iRepair service, over 90 percent of all repairs

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are completed in just one day, ensuring that you won’t have to stress over being disconnected from your favorite Apple product. Florida iDoctor is quick and efficient, with courteous staff, and it has local roots, with the headquarters located in Palm Harbor. Company Director and Trauma Team Leader of Florida iDoctor, Richard Hauf has been repairing consumer electronics including iPhones, iPods, iPads and all other brands since 2001. Florida iDoctor is a solid business and has built its success from maintaining a strong foundation, focusing on key principles including product expertise, customer satisfaction and respect and community outreach. Since Florida iDoctor’s inception in 2001, the company has grown exponentially and its repair technicians have successfully repaired over 37,500 Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods! An Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2007, Florida iDoctor is the only independent Apple repair company in Pinellas County that is both Accred-

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ited and Rated A+ with the BBB. Florida iDoctor is recognized throughout the Southeastern United States as the leading, independent Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone repair company. Florida iDoctor is confident in their level of success in repairs due to being outfitted with the most extensive test and repair equipment, as well as a customer-service oriented staff. With a patent-pending repair process for water-damaged iPhones, Florida iDoctor is known to offer the highest quality product repair services, even when other repair places deem a product “un-repairable.” Hauf says, “We tackle repair jobs that other repair shops, and even Apple, do not take on, including board-lever solder repairs and waterdamaged iPhone restoration.” All repair services include a 90Day Warranty. Florida iDoctor offers repair services at a fraction of the cost charged by Apple or other independent repair companies, leaving change in your pocket and a professionally repaired product. Water damaged iPhones are com-

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uled plunges into the Gulf of Mexico, the pool, the washing machine and even the toilet! Florida iDoctor specializes in the restoration and repair of water damaged iPhones, as well as other types of smartphones. It isn’t always easy finding a repair company that specializes in the restoration of water-damaged products, but luckily Florida iDoctor is local and considered an industry leader for repairing waterdamaged products with a flat rate for a water damage diagnostic. With Florida iDoctor’s mobile (in-home and at-work) repair services, nationwide and international mail-in repair services, and a repair drop-off location in East Lake Woodlands Shopping Center, there is no reason to wait when it comes to fixing your smartphone or Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod. Convenience is important to Florida iDoctor and the crew realizes that not everyone has the time to leave work or home, which is why it’s great that they’ll come to you!

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Florida iDoctor has set goals and plans for the future. In 2013, Florida iDoctor will be offering the local community introductory and advanced training classes on Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod use. Any organizations interested in offering these training classes can contact Florida iDoctor for more details. If you have ever had a problem with your smartphone, iPhone, iPad or iPod – devices that you utilize every day, whether for work, school or social reasons – then you understand the hassle that comes with finding the right repair company. Florida iDoctor is BBB-Accredited, quick, efficient and strives to offer the ultimate convenience for its customers, so they won’t have to be out of touch for longer than necessary. Helping you stay connected and on track, Florida iDoctor is here to help. For more information, please call the Florida iDoctor at (727) 474-1720 (Palm Harbor), (813) 400-2078 (Tampa) or (800) 8378450 (Nationwide). Florida iDoctor’s can be found on the Internet at www.FloridaiDoctor.com.

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M.D. Complete Total Fitness Provides Results For Life By Alexis Selby Born July of 2008, for the past four years M.D. Complete Fitness has been changing lives, providing lifelong results to those who wish to lose weight and regain control of their future! “I created a company based on motivation and dedication,” states owner Michelle Dumovich, NC, who has been teaching Pilates and Personal Training for over a decade in the area. “I have helped hundreds, if not thousands of clients achieve their weight loss goals and have helped them to gain their strength back with my Pilates methods.” Michelle is a true leader in the fitness field and is highly advanced in the many aspects of health and nutrition. In addition to having a

Nutritional Consultants diploma with the International Institute of Holistic Healing, Michelle is also certified with Michelle Dumovich the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Sports Medicine and Nutrition, as well as Neuromuscular Physiology and Integrated Human Movement. Michelle is also ACE Certified with the American Council of Exercise, is a Pilates Master Instructor and Pilates Reformer Specialist and is a Power Plate Certified Specialist. In addition, Michelle is an advanced Yoga instructor, is Pilates with Props and Cycling Certified, NASM-SMR

trained, a Gliding Master Trainer and Sports Conditioning and SAQ Specialist. Michelle runs M.D. Complete Total Fitness alongside Ideal Protein Coaches Terri Heiler, Carrie Angel and Kelly Payne, office manager and Pilates trainer Leona Beadle and office assistant Sonya McTarsney. “At M.D. Complete Fitness, education is a top priority and my staff and I are fully trained to accomplish any task set before us,” states Michelle. Youth Fitness Program Michelle offers an afternoon program for children who want to learn about good nutrition and working out. “I would like to invite kids to train on the most highly advanced equipment and to help them develop their strength, flexibility and overall health and teach them to become more centered and focused,” says

Michelle. By doing this, she hopes to help young kids that are having weight and health issues and educate them on how to live a healthier lifestyle. The M.D. Youth Complete Fitness Program started in September. The program consists of a routine of Pilates-based exercises on the Pilates ARCS, with the inclusion of Reformers, Ladder Barrels and Chairs for the older kids. The staff will also will be teaching discipline to the youth, including brief discussions on nutrition and how to make proper food choices. Michelle is extremely passionate about what she does and hopes that her youth fitness program will help instill confidence, discipline and a positive work ethic in all the children in the program. “It’s all about hard work, dedication, motivation and


Michelle’s son Dominick Dumovich demonstrates just how fun exercising really is! getting to know your goals and working for them,” states Michelle. She is highly motivated and will help your child excel in not only fitness, but all aspects of their health. Michelle says, “Kids need guidance, guidance to help in all aspects of

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of their life, by not only helping them to lose weight and gain self esteem, but also by teaching and educating clients on how to live a healthier lifestyle. M.D. Complete Fitness really is an asset to the area, and Michelle, along with her knowledgeable, friendly staff, really cares about helping those in need. Michelle states, “M.D. Complete Fitness has a full staff on board willing and able to make anyone’s weight loss and overall getting healthier happen. We see over 100 clients a week for Pilates sessions, pain management, classes, Ideal Protein Weight Loss, pre natal and post natal, Ballet Elite Pilates programs and youth fitness. We are very busy and love every minute of it!” Ideal Protein Coach Terri Heiler works out with her daughter Marissa. their body and their health.” M.D. Complete Fitness offers programs and classes for people of all ages, fitness levels and goals including private sessions, duets and group reformer training on the best Pilates equipment in the business. Michelle

says, “Building self esteem in my clients is big to me. I see clients of all types and also help those who want pain reduction or wish to regain their mobility.” Over the past decade Michelle has helped so many to regain control

M.D Complete Ideal Weight Loss Clinic and Pilates Wellness Center Inc. is located in the Broedell Plaza at 8351 State Road 54, Unit 101 in Trinity. For more information please call Michelle at (727) 463-1250 or visit www.MDCompleteFitness.com.

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“Riverside” Continued from page 1 authentic appeal. Offering exquisite food at an extremely reasonable price, with an atmosphere you won’t we able to find anywhere else has led to their immense success in such a short time, as they re-opened their doors this past February. Riverside Grille House is over 50,000 square feet in size, boasting many different private banquet rooms, bars and dining areas, and will include many new exciting additions in the near future such as a night club, comedy club and cigar bar. “This is going to be the most exciting restaurant in town when the concept is fully completed,” states Head Chef Mark Thomas. Banquet Manager Stephanie Laine will help you plan a perfect menu for your party guests. General Manager Louis LaMacchia knows what it takes to run a successful restaurant; in fact he is in charge of more than just Riverside Grille House as owner Mike Lowe is also the President and owner of East Lake LLC, a company owning other restaurants including Catches, Rum River and Captain Jacks. Louis goes

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above-and-beyond for all of his customers and does everything possible to ensure each diner has a memorable, delightful experience. Head Chef Mark Thomas is a true master when it comes to food preparation and execution and has extensive hands-on training, including a degree from the Florida Culinary Institute, which he received in 1982. Mark has worked as an executive chef for the past 20 years, incorporating his unique talents and abilities into every menu item he prepares. His expertise and perfection of cooking, as well as the great direction he gives to the other chefs is clear from the first bite you take. Mark has such a passion for food, which is evident in not only the amazing delicacies he creates, but from the moment you speak to him – he is always talking about food and the great new menu items he has hand crafted! With Head Chef Mark Thomas in charge, your satisfaction is guaranteed! At Riverside Grille House your food is always prepared by an experienced chef, whether it is Mark or his very talented assistant chefs, Jonathon and Zach. At Riverside Grille House they incorporate the old with the new, in-

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cluding a few classic food selections from the old Pappas Restaurant and a plethora of specialty selections from the new Riverside Grille House, which are hand-created by Mark and Louis and the other talented chefs. The restaurant feature an extensive menu including of unique items including Almond Coconut Encrusted Grouper served with salads, flat breads, sand- tropical salsa is a must-try dish for seafood lovers wiches, seafood, steak, pasta and so much more grouper would be great, as the presen– they have something for every one! tation alone was enough to make my Riverside Grille House is widely mouth water. The combination of the known for their fresh seafood, includtoasted almonds and coconut made ing their Grouper – a favorite among for a delicious crunchy coating and the customers. The Almond Coconut Ensweet flavor of the fruit reduction percrusted Grouper, a suggestion by fectly complemented the flaky fish. Head Chef Mark, is a must-try menu Grouper is one of my favorite foods item by all those who enjoy fish. This and during the summer, fishing for hand-breaded Florida Grouper, dipped grouper and other fish is one of my in coconut milk and coated in a cofavorite hobbies, so I know fresh fish conut almond crust, served with tropi- when I get it. I have never had cal salsa and drizzled with a passion grouper prepared in such a way, but fruit reduction was nothing short of one thing is certain – I will be coming perfect and is by far the best grouper I back for more! “This is the best have ever had! At first sight I knew the grouper I have ever tasted,” states

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Brownie Extreme – a must have for chocolate lovers. This dessert – a moist chocolate chip brownie, topped with a creamy chocolate sauce, big chunks of Reese’s and finished with whipped cream and more delicious chocolate – will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Along with their Riverside’s desserts like Reese’s Brownie Extreme are full menu, Riverside great for an afternoon treat or to finish your meal! Grille House has a specialty menu, which Matt Selby, my husband and just one showcases new handcrafted selections of many happy customers of Riverside that are not yet on the menu. “The Grille House. specials in the restaurant are made to Another great choice is the be special,” says Mark. This special Mango Habanero shrimp, coated with menu changes from week to week, so a light breading and tossed in a sweet if you really like something on that and spicy sauce. The shrimp, as like all menu make sure you let your server the food prepared at Riverside Grille know, as the main menu is constantly House, was really fresh. Mark did an being updated with favorites from the amazing job of infusing the unique fla- specialty menu. vors, creating a taste that was really deRiverside Grille House offers licious! many great specials throughout the If you love desserts than you will week including all-you-can-eat shrimp really appreciate the menu at Riverside on Wednesdays – which is served all Grille House, which boasts a dessert day – and all-you-can-eat snow crab tray and a huge selection of specialty legs on Thursdays – also served all day. desserts, including the Reese’s

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They also have Early Bird Specials Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where customers enjoy 2for-1 wells and house wines and $1 off on bottled beer. Riverside Grille House has live dinner theater entertainment throughout the month. Dinner Theatre is fun for the entire family and a perfect idea for anyone who likes having a great time while enjoying a fantastic meal. Check www.TheRiversideVenue.com for dates of upcoming dinner shows. If you are ready to kick back and relax, the Veranda is the place for you. On Friday and Saturday nights come and enjoy the live music, with artists playing Jimmy Buffet-style music and steel drums. The Veranda is a completely different atmosphere than the rest of the restaurant and is the perfect setting if you want that island-type laidback experience. So as the sun sets on the Tarpon Bayou, you and your friends can enjoy the upbeat music as you envision yourself sailing away to Margaritaville. Another important aspect about Riverside Grille House is that it is big; though not too big that you lose the personable experience. But because of their size, this is the perfect venue no matter what the size of the party is. Riverside Grille House has four private banquet halls, and thousands of square feet of beautiful dining rooms and open area seating. This restaurant can accommodate every occasion; whether you are having a wedding ceremony on the Veranda, a banquet, a large party with hundreds of people, a wedding reception, a corporate luncheon or just want to have a nice dinner; Riverside Grille House is the ideal place. “I attended a wedding at the Veranda this past weekend,” writes Judy. “We had a wonderful Prime Rib

dinner! The servers were friendly and efficient and the event room was lovely and the views were spectacular. I would recommend Riverside for any upcoming event.” In the next couple of months Riverside Grille House is looking to make some exciting new renovations, including the addition of an upscale club on the main floor of the building – complete with up-beat music, a classy atmosphere and fabulous drinks. They are also looking to add a Comedy Club and Cigar Bar in the near future. “Once everything is up and running, Riverside will be the perfect place for a full night out,” says Louis. Take in the serene beauty of Tarpon Springs and watch the ships pass through the marina atop Riverside Grille House’s breathtaking rooftop dining or inside their elegant indoor dining room. Regardless of where you sit, the view alone is sure to leave you speechless and the food, always made with the freshest ingredients, will surely wow your taste buds. Come to Riverside Grille House and treat yourself to a wonderful night out – you deserve it! Happy customer Joselyn writes, “The restaurant is beautiful, the service is excellent, and the food is phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better dining experience! My friends and I cannot wait to go back!” Riverside Grille House is located at 10 Dodecanese Blvd in Tarpon Springs. The restaurant is open Mon.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat., 11:30 a.m.–midnight and Sun. from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. For more information or to schedule a banquet or celebration please call the restaurant at 727-937-2000 or visit www.TheRiversideVenue.com.

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“Pikos Institute” Continued from page 1 Dr. Pikos explains, “What I teach is a sub-specialty of implantology. Bone grafting has been my forte over the years and this is one of only three facilities in our country that features what I’m teaching. Grafting allows us to reconstruct areas of the mouth that are lost for a number of reasons. We are able to rebuild lost bone and gum tissue using a combination of not only the patient’s own tissue, but also with tissue engineering technology.” Dr. Pikos has every reason to feel very proud of his accomplishments. “This is a very unique Institute within the realm of implantology. My Institute is the second longest running program in the country and I’m very honored to be able to share my expertise with my colleagues.” Many in the Tampa Bay area know of Dr. Pikos and his practice, Coastal Jaw Surgery for Implant & Oral Reconstruction with offices in Palm Harbor, Spring Hill and Trinity. Known as the “doctors’ doctors,” Dr. Pikos and his associates at Coastal Jaw Surgery are the trusted physicians that hundreds of dental and medical professionals refer their patients to, as well as their friends and family members. Coastal Jaw Surgery

was founded in 1983 and July 2012 marked its 29th Anniversary. Coastal Jaw Surgery’s team of Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons perform state-of-the-art dental implant procedures, Digitally Guided Bone Augmentation™, periodontal plastic surgery, wisdom teeth extractions, extractions with site preservation, pediatric and pre-orthodontic care, oral pathology and the safest, proven anesthesia options. Dr. Pikos is one of the leading experts in these innovative oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures having taken with more than 4,000 hours of continuing education, prompting dental surgeons worldwide to travel to our area to learn from him and improve their own practices. Meet Dr. Pikos Dr. Pikos is a true visionary who has already built a legacy. Such an extraordinary individual could be intimidating, but Dr. Pikos is the opposite of egotistical. His humility and kindness are evident immediately upon meeting him and his great love for his family and his community is inspiring. Dr. Pikos and his wife Diane live in nearby Tarpon Springs and recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary. Diane Pikos is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), who works closely with Dr. Bruce Landon at Landon Plastic Sur-

The Pikos Implant Institute in Trinity is a state-of-the-art teaching facility for dentists from around the world gery in Trinity. The couple is very proud of their two children who are following their parents’ lead with an excellent work ethic of their own. Lindsey Pikos is a 3rd-year dental school student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, and her younger brother Tony Pikos is currently a senior at University of South Florida and is applying to dental school. Originally from Campbell, OH, Dr. Pikos attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, con-

tinuing to graduate with honors from the The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the

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2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the following institutions: The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, and Department of Prosthodontics, at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Case Reports in Dentistry, and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of ImplantNews magazine. He is a well-published author who has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Implantology. He serves on the editorial board for Implant Dentistry, the official journal of the ICOI as well as the Scientific Board of ImplantNews magazine. Building a Legacy – Pikos Implant Institute The Pikos Implant Institute has grown throughout the years and has always brought dental surgeons to our area. However, the new facility (previously the Wachovia Bank building on Mitchell Blvd.) will be an even bigger boon to our local economy with yearround classes bringing in dentists who will be using area restaurants and staying at our local hotels and golf resorts. In addition to the dental clinicians who are attending the Institute, the area will also benefit from exhibitors (26 representing 13 different companies) who will need lodging and food. Dr. Pikos first started teaching in the upstairs area of his Palm Harbor office which he says could hold 20 people in tight quarters, but as the program grew he had to find a larger place to accommodate his lectures and moved across the street to the Suncoast Hospice building on Tampa Road where the Institute operated for 10 years and he was able to have 30 clinicians in attendance. The new facility will hold 50 comfortably but Dr. Pikos limits his courses to 32 attendees. “Graduate students in residence from University of Florida College of Dentistry, Nova and The Ohio State University all come here for training,” says Dr. Pikos. Trinity Area Neighborhood News

“Nova residents shadow me for two weeks at a time.” “This facility was physically built not just as a teaching institute for implantology, but also for our Coastal Jaw Surgery practice and our dental colleagues in four counties – Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas – and their staffs to use for a teaching facility,” says Dr. Pikos. The Pikos Implant Institute will also serve as the new meeting location for Pinnacle Study Club of Tampa Bay, an inter-disciplinary study club that is in its 23rd year with 54 members who meet eight times a year. The group has been meeting at East Lake Woodlands Golf Club in years previous. Beyond State-of-the-Art The Pikos Implant Institute really makes the term “state-of-the-art” seem inadequate. Not only is the décor throughout the building elegant and immaculate; every detail has been considered to ensure that dentists have an extraordinary learning experience. The large Exhibit Hall is comfortable and accommodating and the Teaching Auditorium is equipped with the best sound system available, acoustical ceiling, roomy individual seating and a huge projection screen (18’ x 6’) and hardwiring allows the surgeons to watch procedures as they are being performed at Coastal Jaw Surgery. And that is just Phase I; Phase II is currently underway and will provide the Institute with its own operatory with a large plate-glass window through which the attendees can watch surgical procedures; the Operatory is equipped with three cameras – one on the patient, one on the doctor and one overlooking the room. There also will be several private Operatories built where attendees will receive hands-on training. The program is very interactive and Dr. Pikos encourages his colleagues to ask questions as they watch procedures. Dr. Pikos says, “We are unique in that we are able to maintain cuttingedge technology in-office, such as CT scan units specifically for the head and neck utilizing CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography). We were the first to have CBCT in Tampa Bay when we added it in 2005 and the second in Florida. This technology along with tissue engineering technology and related technologies that I’ve brought to Coastal Jaw Surgery and the Institute throughout the years has provided a background where I have long-term follow-up with patients and as a result, I’m able to show what works literally over time. Therefore, we are very science-based.” Dr. Pikos has made it his mission to provide surgical and technology

based training programs in an intimate setting with limited attendance and a learning environment that fosters enthusiastic camaraderie amongst colleagues. Other dentists have responded to Dr. Pikos’ program with enthusiasm because they leave the Pikos Implant Institute with new knowledge that they can take back to their patients, and they are very appreciative of Dr. Pikos unique skills and teaching abilities. James Maxwell, OMS, from Springfield, OH says, “The constant availability of the speaker and willingness to interact with the attendees is unparalleled. The marriage of evidence based material and years of clinical experience is unrivaled.” And Neil Sullivan, OMS, from Annapolis, MD writes, “The pursuit of dental implant surgical excellence is thriving at the Pikos Implant Institute.” Dr. Pikos is very thankful to his staff and others who have been a big part of making the Pikos Implant Institute into the cutting-edge facility that it is today. “It was a real collaborative effort,” says Dr. Pikos. “I am so blessed. Our Coastal Jaw Surgery staff is fantastic – they really are incredible, from the assistants to the front desk and office administrator Kathy Diaz. Invaluable to him is the Pikos Implant Institute team: Administrator Alison Thiede, Mark

Robinson, Informational Technology Director, and Videographer Jami Walls. Dr. Pikos also wishes to thank the following people who were instrumental in bringing his dreams to reality: building contractor Robert Bandes of Bandes Construction Company, architect Mark Jonnatti of Jonnatti Architecture, decorator Jean Alli of Jean Alli Designs and the Superintendent of the building, John Brasher. For additional information about the Pikos Implant Institute, visit PikosInstitute.com and for information about Coastal Jaw Surgery, please visit CoastalJaw.com.

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35 Years of Excellence in Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling S & W Kitchens is family owned and operated and has been serving Florida homeowners since 1977. They are state licensed building contractors who specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels and their beautiful showroom in Palm Harbor is a stunning example of why their remodeling designs are award-winning. S & W Kitchens has three locations in Florida including the showroom closest to your neighborhood on Ridgemoor Blvd. in Palm Harbor. Today in our challenging econ-

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omy at a time when construction is down, S & W Kitchens continues to grow. Sales Manager Adam Vinson explains, “Our business is up 36 percent this year, many of our customers are choosing to stay put and are upgrading their homes instead of selling, but I attribute our success to our standard of excellence, our quality products and exceptional performance.”

Standard of Excellence From the time of its inception in 1977, S & W Kitchens has had a mission to offer master craftsmanship, per-

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S & W Kitchens can help you plan a perfect new kitchen or bath, and also specializes in other remodeling projects, as well, including living areas. sonalized service and custom designs to create beautiful and functional rooms for all tastes and budgets. Throughout the years this legacy has been carried forward, distinguishing S & W from other remodeling contractors and large corporate chains. Today, the company is a prominent and active member of a number of important industry associations including the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group (BKBG) and the Home Builders Association of Central Florida. Additionally, to protect their cus-

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tomers, all of their employees (including sales people, designers and installers) are screened by Ask the Seal. Adam shares, “Before we hire anyone they must be approved by the Ask the Seal, a third party verification process. To ensure that the people working for us have no violent offenses, they must be licensed, bonded and insured and they even check their credit history.”

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“I will measure, look at the space, and talk with my clients about their wants and needs.” During construction your project manager and design team will BEFORE AFTER work to keep everything These before and after photos of one of S & W Kitchens’ remodeling projects show just how fabulous progressing in your kitchen can look with an updated design, new cabinetry and countertops. a timely manner, they will handle all deliveries, haul combine the highest quality profeshad his designs featured in House away debris and keep the worksite safe sional design and construction services Trends magazine three times, explains, and clean for you and your family. with top quality products. In 2009, S “We will not sacrifice quality to make a “We do not leave our customers & W was recognized by the Orlando sale. From traditional to contempoin a lurch; they are always able to reach Business Journal as one of the Top 25 rary, we will design and complete a us and we won’t stop until any and all Specialty Contractors in Central room that is custom to your needs and issues are resolved,” Glenn elaborates. Florida. S & W Kitchens also was seall of our cabinetry is made in the Andrew and Gayle Johnston bear lected to design and install an authenUnited States and is built to last.” witness, “After being put through ‘the tic restoration of the 210-square-foot run-around’ with Lowes and Home kitchen and butler’s pantry at the hisExceptional Performance Depot, we decided to meet with From day one when you begin a toric Casa Feliz in Winter Park. This Glenn from S & W. He was such a project with one of the designers they successful project won the National pleasure to work with and was willing also act as your project manager overAward by the NKBA at the 2010 Nato go out of his way to help our given seeing everything from start to finish. tional Kitchen and Bath Show in situation. He opened our eyes to a “We begin with a complimentary visit Chicago. whole new possibility for our kitchen to our client’s home,” explains Glenn. Designer Glenn Rumer, who has

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and came up with a design that we couldn’t refuse. During the process Glenn and his staff were easy to reach and always answered all of our questions no matter when we called. He made us feel comfortable with the purchase and took care of us during the process. We LOVE our new kitchen now that it is complete and we are very happy that we took his design advice. His vision and design knowledge was exactly what we were looking for and we cannot thank him enough for all of his help. We highly recommend Glenn and S & W Kitchens to anyone.” To schedule an appointment with one of S & W Kitchens’ designers, call (727) 828-1179 or to see the possibilities for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, stop into their Palm Harbor Showroom located at 4952 Ridgemoor Blvd. in Palm Harbor, or visit www.SandWKitchens.com. Be sure to ask about their manufacturing specials and special financing programs. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.; and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat. Before hours, after hours and Sundays are available by appointment.

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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. Neide’s Brazilian Cleaning & Organizing Services. If you want the best, and that would

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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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Call Jim O’Reilly at 943-0551 to place your ad in the COLOR Classifieds your neighbors really do read! SCREENING & RESCREENING SERVICES: Pool Enclosures, Lanais, Florida Rooms, Screen Rooms. Vinyl Film Windows, Vinyl Film Replacement, Vinyl Film Window Cleaning. Pressure Cleaning, Pool Enclosures, Pool Decks, Drives & Sidewalks. Licensed CBC 057155, Insured, Family Owned & Operated. Wayne Allen Building Contractor 727-842-6100. ADDITIONS & REMODELS: Complete design build services for Additions, Remodels, Kitchen and Bath Makeovers, Screen Enclosures, Universal Design, Storm Shutters, Soffit and Fascia Repairs. Local family owned and operated since 1990 – certified building contractor # CBC 057155 – www.mywabc.com. Wayne Allen Building Contractor 727-842-6100. Reliable and honest cleaning lady offering professional cleaning service. I will also walk your pet and care for your home if in need of a vacation. Over 25 years of experience! If you are looking for an organized and efficient cleaning person, call today for appointment. 727-372-2823 or 727-505-4798 Is your PC Running Slow? We can run a complete diagnostic to see if you have any viruses, malware, spyware on your system or if you just need a memory upgrade. Do you have multiple computers and want them to "talk" to each other? We can help! Call 727498-5215 for help today! IF WE CAN'T FIX IT, IT'S FREE... GUARANTEED! Low Cost Pressure Cleaning. Pool Cages, Pools Decks, Driveways (includes all sidewalks), Gutters, Eaves, House. Cage/ Deck/Drive Special: $185.00. Free Estimates - Licensed and Insured. PRESSURE CLEANING PASCO COUNTY SINCE 1995! Call Darin at (207-9176)

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FAMILY OWNED AND OWNER OPERATED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Owner performs all jobs. We offer many services, from switch replacements to panel changes and spa hook ups. Reasonable rates. Keep this ad on your refrigerator, we do troubleshooting as well! Licensed, ER13013648, and insured. For all your electrical needs call CHARGER ELECTRICAL SERVICES @ 727-937-5999. 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#

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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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Yoshukai Martial Arts and Self Defense Program. Ideal for teens and adults who want to learn practical self-defense skills in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere. Build strength, stamina and coordination and learn at your own pace. Open enrollment ages 10 and up - $65/month - Monday and Wednesday (8:00 – 9:00 PM) at the James P. Gills Family Branch, YMCA. Please call 727-376-1760 or email the instructor at mkmendelson@yoshukai.org. 0

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CONDO Rental - GREAT LOCATION! $900/Annual. ALL FREE! Basic Cable/Water/Trash/Sewer. 2 Bed/2 Bath. Kitchen tiled/++ cabinets/B-bar, pantry. Central Air/Heat/ Screened patio. Covered Parking/C-Pool. Walk-in closets/Mirrored Walls. Wash/Dry, Fridge, Dishwasher, Estove. $900 + $900 Security. Available January 1, 2013. Request Photos: 727-804-9907, email natsharpe1017@aol.com

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