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Bickham Named Honorary Mayor At Chamber Awards Banquet! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce (WCCC)’s annual “Excellence in Business Awards” banquet, which was held on September 14 at Hunter’s Green Country Club in New Tampa. But, I was definitely there in spirit as the Chamber once again showed why it is still the heart of the business community in Wesley Chapel. Congrats go out to the evening’s many award winners, especially to the new Honorary Mayor of Wesley Chapel, Cathy Bickham of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC)’s Chapel Home Health. Cathy also was one of the primary members of the fund-raising teams for previous Honorary Mayor winners John Negley of the FHWC Foundation and Troy Stevenson of Wesley Chapel Nissan, who will retain the title until January 1, 2014. Bickham, who raised a total of $4,000 to benefit both the Lion’s Club of Wesley Chapel and Support The Troops, Inc., beat out second place finisher Mary Ann Yaney of Central Bank on BBD in New Tampa, who will replace Kenneth Stewart of Integrated Security Consultants as Wesley Chapel’s Honorary Deputy Mayor. Yaney’s campaign helped the nonprofit

Tampa Leads & Philanthropy. “I’m very honored and proud to be representing the Wesley Chapel community as its Honorary Mayor,” Bickham says. “I’m looking forward to continuing to be involved in the community and growing its business.” Bickham also was named “Volunteer of the Year,” one of several awards given out by the evening emcee, Eric Johnson of Wesley Chapel Honda & Toyota. Other winners included “Small Business of the Year” winner A Focus on Fitness and owner Kelly Mothershead, “Large Business of the Year” winner FHWC, “Business Leader of the Year” Greg Lenners of the Shops at Wiregrass, “Civic or Non- Profit of the Year” Oasis Pregnancy Care Center in Land O’Lakes, “President’s Award” winner Dean Smith of Quest National Services & “Board Member of the Year” winner Maureen Moore of Saint Leo University. Congratulations to all of the award winners and to Chamber president Jeff Novotny and his Board and the Chamber staff for an amazing 2012-13 fiscal year. For more info about the WCCC, call 994-8534 or visit the office at 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd. or Wesley ChapelChamber.com. — GN

Among those honored at the Wesley Chapel Chamber’s annual awards banquet at Hunter’s Green Country Club on Sept. 14 were (l. to r.) Greg Lenners of the Shops at Wiregrass mall; Peter Castellani of Oasis: A Pregnancy Care Center, Maureen Moore of St. Leo University, Kelly Mothershead of A Focus on Fitness, Cathy Bickham of Chapel Home Health & Brian Adams of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. At right is Chamber president Jeff Novotny. Photos courtesy of OurTownFla.com.

Wesley Chapel Businesses Grab Hardware At Pasco EDC Gala

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Auto & Business Burglar Behind Bars, Wesley Chapel Man Arrested For Possession Of Sea Turtle, Mike Moore Kicks Off Campaign & Lots Of Business Features!

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that are based in Wesley Chapel include Ballywho Social, Caresync, MB2X and Symphonic Distribution. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. For more info & to see special videos created by the EDC for each winner, see PascoEdc.com.

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capital investment in new location and can provide electronic monuments, routed and dimensional signs, as well as custom lettering.” Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (Special Contribution) — “Newest hospital in Florida and employs more than 500 people.” Goin’ Postal (Service/Distribution) — “A franchiser of retail and service businesses with 24 employees headquartered in Zephyrhills.” Goin’ Postal also has a location in Wesley Chapel. Other nominees that didn’t win awards

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I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know the Pasco County Economic Development Council (EDC) also has an annual award banquet, but I do know that at this year’s banquet — held Sept. 4 at Saddlebrook Resort Tampa on S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel — businesses located in Wesley Chapel came home with a nice handful of trophies. Hosting the gala was Al Reuchel of Bay News 9, who helped the EDC give out a number of awards in a total of four categories — “Manufacturing Industry of the Year,” “Service/Distribution Industry of the Year,” “Technology” and “Special Contribution.”

So, it was pretty special that the following Wesley Chapel-based businesses were able to grab this much hardware: The Shops at Wiregrass Mall (Service/Distribution) — “Because of their upscale style and commitment, the Shops have become an essential part of Wesley Chapel and Pasco County with their signature events. The mall has 42 stores and employs more than 1,200 people.” Sign-A-Rama of New Tampa (Service/Distribution) — “Full service sign shop that opened in 2010. Now has 14 employees and a 7,500-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, Among the Wesley Chapel-based businesses receiving awards at the Pasco EDC Banquet on Sept. 4 at which has allowed them to become a wholesale Saddlebrook were (l. to r.) Sign-A-Rama New Tampa’s Roberto & Beatriz Hilliker, Fl. Hospital Wesley facility for other sign shops. Made a $700,000 Chapel’s Brian Adams & the Shops at Wiregrass’ Greg Lenners. Photos courtesy of OurTownFla.com.

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An Embarrassing Correction, My Car & The Spelling Bee Choker? An editorial by Gary Nager when it was under different I was excited when District 2 Pasco County Commission candidate — and fellow Wesley Chapel (noon) Rotary Club member Mike Moore called me the day our last issue hit mailboxes...that is, excited until he pointed out one of the stupidest errors I’ve committed in my nearly 20 years of doing this job. Thankfully, it wasn’t a mistake that damaged Mike or his campaign in any way, it just made me look stupid as an editor and spoiled an otherwise outstanding story by assistant editor Matt Wiley, who really was not at fault, even though his name was on the story’s byline and mine wasn’t. I had confused Mike’s wife Lauren with someone we had previously written about who just happened to be Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco’s sister, and I put a note on Matt’s story to check that fact, which he did...and he told me my mistake, but I still somehow ended up saving the unedited version, so my question appeared in the print version of the story. I was able to quickly make the correction on our on-line edition (at WCNeighborhoodNews.com) the same day, but the damage was done. Mike forgave me, despite being rightfully annoyed when he saw my boo-boo, but Sheriff Nocco called to laughingly ask me, “So, what’s the big deal about being related to me? Am I such a terrible guy?” But again, sorry Mike.

‘Anchor’ Weighs Down Rotary Spelling Bee Squad

When I was in the fourth grade, I was the favorite to win our class spelling bee, even though there were plenty of other much smarter kids than me in my class. Spelling was just my thing. But of course, I was only ten years old and there was a lot of

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pressure, as any parent whose kid is into spelling these days surely knows. So, even though I spelled words like “mellifluous” and “antidisestablishmentarianism” correctly, I choked on the word “foreign,” which I somehow incorrectly spelled “foriegn,” even though I knew how to spell the word. In short, I choked. But, when the call went out for spellers to compete with our Wesley Chapel Rotary Club “Bikers & Babes” squad at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Catch the Buzz” Spelling Bee at “the Hive”/Spartan Manor in New Port Richey on Sept. 12, my teammates Dane Parilo, Leah Marchette and Vicki Hamilton were counting on me to be our “ringer.” And I did O.K., I guess. Our team finished in a five-way tie for third of 32 fourplayer teams, after I correctly spelled “gneiss” (a metamorphic rock; which eliminated at least 11 teams) and once had to correct the organizers, who misspelled the word “zeppelin” (they spelled it “zepplin”) in an earlier round. But somehow, I choked again. Vicki probably knew how to spell “peignoir,” but I overruled her with the incorrect “penoir,” or we would have finished alone in third. And to think, I was a French minor in college, yet both times I’ve choked, it was on an “eign” word of French origin. Yeesh.

ownership. But still, Justin and Paul didn’t let me walk away until they got me in the car I wanted at the fair price I needed and PJ got me financed. So, even though I’ve never had an advertisement in the paper from the new ownership, I genuinely appreciate the way these folks handled their business and will likely be their On Sept. 12, our editor “anchored” the Wesley Chapel Rotary customer again. For more Spelling Bee “Bikers & Babes” team, which included (l.-r.) Vicki info, call 929-7200 or visit Hamilton, Dane Parilo & Leah Marchette. Fellow Rotarian Jan WesleyChapelHonda.com. Roberts (front) helped the West Pasco Chamber run the “bee.”

My Thanks To Wesley Chapel Honda

I finally was able to get a new car, after putting nearly 170,000 miles on my 2007 red Honda Civic Si Coupe in more than six years, but if not for my friends at Wesley Chapel Honda, it probably wouldn’t have happened. Rotary president Eric Johnson works for both Wesley Chapel Honda & Toyota, but he had no influence in my situation. However, the way salesman Paul Hill, finance manager PJ Leary and desk manager Justin Hann handled my unique situation speaks loudly, as does Eric, about the type of people the dealership employs. I wasn’t easy to finance, I changed my mind mid-stream about the model of car I wanted to buy, and I had previously had a very bad experience at the same dealership

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WesleyChapel Business & Auto Burglar Behind Bars Man Caught With Pants Down Gets DUI Fugitive Dies After Manhunt, Chase, Shootout With Authorities Local Residents Among Those Arrested In Drug Operation Wesley Chapel Man Arrested For Possession Of Sea Turtle Man Arrested For Trespassing, Eating At WCH Mike Moore Kicks Off County Commission Campaign..................6 Wesley Chapel Community Calendar.............................8 Leukemia Fund Raiser To Be Held At The Palms Sept. 28........8 Help Make Strides Against Breast Cancer On Oct. 19!..............9

Local Business Updates.................................12-24

Once Upon A Child Has What Your Kids Want For Less........12 Bay Breeze Car Wash & Lube Will Save Your Car’s Finish.......14 Sun Laboratories Handles All Of Your Testing Needs..............16 Small World Pediatrics Takes Care Of Your Kids......................20 The Room Exchange: Your Furniture Consignment Store......22 Pasco Dental Will Brighten Your Smile....................................24

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WESLEY CHAPEL COLOR CLASSIFIEDS............34

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W ESLEY C HAPEL WC Business, Auto Burglar Behind Bars

The man behind numerous business and auto burglaries in the Wesley Chapel

area is behind bars, following his arrest on September 16. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), Ramon Junior Rivera, 24, a convicted burglary felon (for burglary and weapons possession) who was released from prison last July, is the man behind at least ten business burglaries stretching from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills and even into Hillsborough County, deputies say. The PCSO arrest reRamon Rivera port states that Rivera, who lives in Meadow Pointe, began his crime spree as far back as June of this year. “Hopefully, business owners feel some relief with this guy behind bars,” says PCSO spokesperson Doug Tobin. “This is a significant break in the case. We’re working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and Zephyrhills Police Department (ZPD) because we believe that he worked in those areas, as well.” Tobin says that after being arrested, Rivera confessed to ten burglaries that took place in both Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills. So far, Rivera has been charged with three auto burglaries, as well as burglaries at the Subway and Tokyo Grill & Sushi on Eiland Blvd. in eastern Wesley Chapel and burglarizing Latin Twist, the Hungry Greek and Dickey’s BBQ Pit, all of which are located in the Shoppes of Wesley Chapel shopping plaza across Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC). He also is charged with burglarizing Boyd’s Jewelers in Zephyrhills...Read the rest of this story at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

Man Caught With Pants Down Gets DUI

After being found with his pants down and under the influence in his vehicle that was parked in the middle of the street, a Wesley Chapel man has been released from the Pasco County jail. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), Benjamin Chad Mishoe, 36, of Road Runner Rd. in eastern Wesley Chapel, was arrested at 5:45 a.m. on September 14 when a deputy found him sleeping in the driver’s seat of his running vehicle about half a mile from his home. The arrest report states that, in addition to driving a vehicle with several empty beer bottles, Mishoe’s pants were pulled partially down and that his genitals were exposed. The deputy tapped the window until Mishoe woke up and then had him perform field sobriety tests, during which the deputy said Mishoe showed various signs of impairment. Mishoe, a Benjamin Mishoe cook at the Outback

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News Briefs Steakhouse in The Grove shopping plaza, refused a breath test. He was charged with driving under the influence and released from the Pasco County jail...Read the rest of this story at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

Pair Charged In Stabbing Murder On I-75

Two men are in custody after allegedly stabbing a man in a car while driving, just north of S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), on September 7, an offduty deputy was traveling south on I-75 when he noticed a silver Acura sedan parked on the northbound shoulder of the interstate. The deputy doubled back and found Justin P. Gonzalez, 22, of Crossville, TN, and Jesse M. Blair, 23, of Lakeland, at the vehicle, along with Leon A. Mascorro, 20, of Bristol, FL, deceased in the passenger seat with several apparent stab wounds to his chest and abdomen. The off-duty deputy detained the suspects, PCSO says. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the three were driving north on I75, when the driver, GonJesse Blair zalez, handed a knife to Blair, who was sitting in the rear, passenger-side seat. Blair stabbed Mascorro several times, before handing the knife back to Gonzalez, who also stabbed the victim several times. Mascorro died from Justin Gonzalez his injuries at the scene...Read the rest at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

Fugitive Dies In Shootout With Authorities

A fugitive wanted for violent sexual batteries on multiple women, as well as several armed home invasions during the early morning hours of September 6 is dead, following a 13-hour manhunt in the Tampa Palms area, a high-speed chase through Temple Terrace and a desperate shootout with local law enforcement authorities Choppers buzzed overhead in the southern section of Tampa Palms and over the University of South Florida (USF) area on September 5, as law enforcement officials searched the wooded, conservation areas for 24year-old Charlie Christopher “Chris” Bates, a dangerous fugitive facing Chris Bates six counts of armed sexual battery, eight counts of armed kidnapping and one count of armed home invasion, with more charges possible, if the suspect weren’t already dead. New Tampa schools were kept on modified lockdown throughout the day, while “scores” of authorities with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)

and Tampa Police Department (TPD) descended upon the southern New Tampa area to locate Bates, a tattooed and dreadlocked man, who had eluded them overnight since his crime spree began around 11 p.m. on September 5...Read the rest at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

Local Residents Taken In Massive Drug Operation

A recent, large-scale drug sting operation by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) has resulted in more than 50 arrests in just 24 hours, including two Wesley Chapel residents, each charged with dealing in controlled substances. As part of the PCSO Vice Narcotics Unit’s “Operation: Balderstone,” on September 5, 55 arrests were made across Pasco County, including Lazaro “Lachi” Martin, 23, of the Riverside Crossing community on S.R. 54, and Heather Marie Short, 35, of Quail Hollow, who were arrested after selling prescription pills and other drugs to undercover PCSO deputies. PCSO reports that on three separate occasions, the most recent on September 5, Martin was in possession of varying amounts of MDMA — or “Molly,” as it is popularly called. During the two previous incidents, Martin sold a combined amount of nearly 35 grams of the substance to undercover deputes in exchange for more than $1,000. Martin was charged with two counts of possession of MDMA, one count of sale of methamphetamine and one count of trafficking in MDMA. He was released from the Pasco County jail on a $70,000 bond. Short was arrested on September 5 for selling Xanax and Suboxone, a medication used to treat opiate addiction, to undercover deputies on three occasions since January. In total, Short sold 18 Suboxone “packs” and one Xanax pill to deputies for a total of $235...Short remains in custody on three counts each of possession of, and sale of, a controlled substance. Her bond is set at $25,500...Read the rest of the story at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

WC Man Arrested For Possession Of Sea Turtle

A Wesley Chapel man has been released, after turning himself in for being illegally in the possession of a sea turtle. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) report, Kim Ray-

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mond Feaste, 21 — whose permanent address is in the W illiamsburg community of Wesley Chapel (just north of the HillsboroughPasco county line) — turned himself in to the Orient Rd. jail in Kim Raymond Feast digs in Tampa on Sep- a sea turtle nest. Photo: FWC tember 1, after Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) authorities visited his apartment the day before. “(FWC) had put out a news release with his photograph, asking for the public’s help identifying him,” says FWC spokesperson Gary Morse. “As a result, we received a significant number of calls to the FWC Alert Hotline and we were able to determine his name and his whereabouts.” The FWC release, dated August 13, describes a photographer’s encounter with Feaste, who was photographed digging in a Loggerhead sea turtle (which is classified as an “endangered” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN) nest on Casey Key in Sarasota County....Read the rest at WCNeighborhoodNews.com.

Man Arrested For Trespassing, Eating At WCH

Most kids can’t wait to be out of school. However, one Wesley Chapel man is in custody after hanging out on Wesley Chapel High (WCH)’s campus after dropping his brother off at the school. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), Austin Podosowski, 20, of Angus Valley, had dropped his younger brother off at WCH around 7:20 a.m. on August 20, when he decided to park and walk onto the school’s Wells Rd. campus without making the school aware of his presence, which is Pasco County School District policy. Two other non-students waited in the tan Lincoln sedan in the parking lot, the WCH resource deputy says. Podosowski, a former WCH student, walked his brother to his class and even stopped in the cafeteria to buy some food and talk with other students...Read the rest at WCNeighborhoodNews.com. — MW

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Bid Recieved For S.R. 54/56 Toll Road By Matt Wiley Interest from private firms is building regarding the possible construction of a toll road that would connect Wesley Chapel to western Pasco County. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a Request for Proposals (RFP) was opened on August 23, after the agency received an unsolicited bid from International Infrastructure Partners (IIP), LLC — a group of investors and infrastructure construction companies — to lease right-of-way to fund, design, build, operate and maintain a toll road with elevated and “at-grade” lanes along the more than 33-mile stretch of S.R. 54/56 from Wesley Chapel to New Port Richey. “(FDOT) is very intrigued,” says FDOT spokeswoman Kris Carson. “But, this is all still in the beginning stages. Our Tallahassee office has already received calls for information from several other firms.” Carson explains that the bid, which was written by Gerald Stanley — who has more than 45 years in the state’s highway and bridge construction industry and serves as a consultant to FDOT and other engineering companies and contractors — was received on June 11, but it was not released until August 23. Since the company sent in a proposal, by law, FDOT had to open an RFP period to see if other companies were interested in the project. The period for proposals is set to close on October 23. In its initial proposal, IIP describes the project being built in phases, the first right here

in Wesley Chapel, from Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. west to the Suncoast Pkwy. toll road, followed by a second phase that would connect to U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, a total of about 33 miles. The firm also considers further connecting the proposed toll road east to U.S. 301. An FDOT release states that this would be the first of its kind in the state, as no other toll road has been privately funded and constructed entirely in state-owned right-of-way. Because of this, IIP says that the road literally would cost the taxpayers nothing to build. Instead, Guggenheim Securities, LLC, a capital partner of IIP, would fund the project, Stanley writes in his proposal. The estimated cost of the project and the amount that IIP would spend to lease the right-of-way was not disclosed in the proposal. If IIP’s proposal were approved, the actual construction of the project would be done by Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)-based PCL Construction, which constructed the fly-over onramp onto I-75 from BBD and currently is working on the I-4 Crosstown Connector project near the Port of Tampa. In his proposal, Stanley touts that the project will create thousands of jobs in the state, provide critical infrastructure ahead of the current planned timeline and at no upfront costs, while providing connections to existing State and County roads to reduce congestion and begin the northern loop around the Tampa Bay area. The proposed project also will offer the flexibility to add additional facilities and connections in the future.

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Mike Moore Kicks Off Commission Campaign In Dade City By Matt Wiley Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Pasco County Board of County Commissioners District 2 hopeful Mike Moore (R-Wesley Chapel) kicked off his campaign on September 18 in Dade City. Inside the packed Kafé Kokopelli in downtown Dade City, guests and honorary hosts — including Dist. 18 State Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Dade City), Pasco County Schools superintendent Kurt Browning, Pasco property appraiser Mike Wells, San Antonio Mayor Tim Newlon and Zephyrhills Mayor Danny Burgess — gathered with Moore for a fund-raising reception. Honorary hosts House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco (R-Odessa) and Commissioner Jack Mariano (R-Hudson), all of whom have endorsed Moore, were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts. “Once in a while, you have somebody who runs for office that has the skills that are necessary to spend your money, and I think that’s so important,” said Wells during the event. “Many times, we vote for people because we like the way they look, they’re a friend of a friend or you know them from the golf course. (Mike) is a business man. He understands running a business, and government is nothing more than a big business... I think he’s going to make a great county commissioner.” Sen. Simpson, who represents much of the northern and western portions of Pasco,

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shared Wells’ sentiment. “The county is going through some major changes,” Sen. Simpson said. “Infrastructure is going in, economic development is coming into the county; things are getting better. What we need are steady hands at the (L-R) Pasco County school superintendent Kurt Browning, Pasco Republican till. Mike Moore is state committeeman Bill Bunting, Mike Moore, Pasco property appraiser Mike going to bring that Wells & Dist. 18 State Senator Wilton Simpson came to support Moore at his camto the (BOCC). paign kick-off reception at Kafé Kokopelli in Dade City on Sept. 18. We’ve been treading water for the past several years and growth is starting to come back and take off. I’m very supportive of Mike.” “Everyone’s support means so much to me and my family,” Moore said. “Never in my wildest dreams as a kid did I see myself running for public office, being a politician or running for the County Commission.” Moore stated that the purpose of his campaign is to help bring secure, high-paying jobs to Pasco, so that opportunites aren’t missed. He plans to create an action plan to show companies what the County has to offer. “I need to know what’s working for you and what’s not in this County,” Moore said. “The campaign’s not about me. It’s about everyone here, and most important, it’s about Pasco County.”

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Sparkling Beauty Red Hatters — The Sparkling Beauties, a chapter of the Red Hat Society (a global networking group of women age 50 & older), are enjoying life to the fullest in the pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom and fulfillment. For info, call Queen Diamond at 907-1431 or email IamretJudy@aol.com.

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Women-N-Charge ‘Murder Mystery Tea’ - Women-n-Charge is hosting their annual Murder Mystery Fundraising Tea, “Cruise into Wealth,” 2 p.m.-4 p.m., at the Groves Golf & Country Club in Land O’Lakes (7924 Melogold Cir.). Tickets are $15 or 2 for $25. Proceeds from the tea fund WNC’s grant program for women in business. To purchase tickets or for more info, visit Women-N-Charge.com or e-mail Admin@Women-N-Charge.com.

Monday, September 30

Experienced Networking Professionals (ENP) — ENP meets Monday mornings at 8 a.m. for breakfast and networking at Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club (6225 Old Pasco Rd.). For more info, call Brad Benson at 973-1814. Free Networking International (FNI) — FNI, a group of area business owners, meets Mondays for networking and discussion at Lexington Oaks Golf Club (26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., off S.R. 54). For info, call Stacy Dalton at 469-5499. Professional Business Connections — PBC meets Mondays at 8 a.m. at Lexington Oaks Golf Club (26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., off S.R. 54). For more information, call Chris Thurow at 546-6860.

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Business Networking International (BNI) — BNI, a group of business professionals who work to support each other through qualified referrals, meets Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Heritage Church (1854 Oak Grove Blvd., off S.R. 54, in Land O’Lakes). For more info, email Tim at Tim@TampaHomes24-7.com. East Pasco Networking Group (EPNG) — EPNG meets every Tuesday, 9 a.m., at Beef O’Brady’s (1660 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in the Shoppes at New Tampa of Wesley Chapel plaza). For more info, call Frankie Ammons at 479-7997 or e-mail Frankie@studioglory.com.

Leukemia Society Fund Raiser At The Palms Sept. 28 Saturday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. - The beautiful young woman in flight (photo) is Marlana Lacivita, a full-time professional “Dance Captain” at Busch Gardens Tampa, who was diagnosed in March 2012 with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But, despite her ongoing chemo treatments, Marlana is somehow still doing what she loves — dancing — all while keeping a smile on her face. On Saturday, September 28, a silent auction and fund-raising concert by the popular local rockin’ blues band the Deacon Blues is being held in honor of Marlana to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Tampa Bay, at Peabody’s Palms Lounge in the Shoppes of Amberly plaza in Tampa Palms. The requested donation to attend the event at Peabody’s (15333 Amberly Dr.) is $5 & proceeds will benefit the Leukemia Marlana Lacavita Society. Call 972-1725 or visit Pages.TeaminTraining. org/sun/StPeteHf13/storresg0s for more info. Come out and support a good and enjoy some great food, drinks and tunes in the process. — GN

WC Sunrise Rotary Club — The Wesley Chapel Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday, 7:15 a.m., at Quail Hollow Country Club (6225 Old Pasco Rd., off S.R. 54). For more info, call Lynne Morgan at 695-6466.

Saturday, October 5

Florida Writers Association — The Florida Writers Association (FWA) of New Tampa/Wesley Chapel is a FREE group that meets the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m., at the New Tampa Regional Library (10001 Cross Creek Blvd.). Presentation topics include editing, marketing, options for publishing, navigating social media and more. For more info, email Cindy at Cindy.Campbell@ OmnificPublishing.com.

Monday, October 7

‘Wesley Chapel Speaks’ ToastMasters — The “Wesley Chapel Speaks” ToastMasters Club meets on the first and third Monday of every month, 6:15 p.m., at Hyundai of Wesley Chapel (26944 Wesley Chapel Blvd.). Club meetings are open to all interested parties. For more information, call David West at 610-1650 or visit WesleyChapel Speaks.ToastMastersClubs.org.

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Wesley Chapel Rotary Club — The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel meets every Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., at Ciao! Italian Bistro (2001 Piazza Ave., in the Shops at Wiregrass mall). For more info, call 862-8989 or 391-3895.

Networking For Your Success — The Networking For Your Success group meets Thursdays, 8 a.m., at Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club (6225 Old Pasco Rd.). Visit NetworkingforYourSuccess.com or call Shawn Clark at (888) 711-2032.

Friday, October 4

Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS) — MOPS is a non-profit group for building friendships between mothers of infants to kindergarteners in the local community. MOPS meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m., at Victorious Life Church (6224 Old Pasco Rd.). For info, email Debbie at VLCMops@yahoo.com.

‘Networking On The Nines’ — “Networking on the Nines,” put on by Insurance New Tampa, is a great way to meet new friends and clients or strengthen existing relationships, while playing a 9-hole scramble on the third Tuesday of every month at Lexington Oaks Golf Club (26133 Lex. Oaks Blvd.), 3 p.m. Call Susan at 435-6350 for info.

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Make Strides Against Breast Cancer On Oct. 19! As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, so, too, do events that help raise money that goes toward the research for a cure for the disease that has killed millions. One of the biggest of these events across the nation each year is the American Cancer Society (ACS)’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K walk, which will again be held locally The ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ 5K walk returns to the Shops at Wiregrass mall Oct. 19. on Saturday, October 19, at the Shops at Wirelocal pink-bra-wearing participants will grass mall. march a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course At our press time, 532 people on that this year will take them from the 95 teams already were on board and had mall out to and around Florida Hospital raised more than $25,000 for the cause Wesley Chapel (FHWC) twice and back from both individuals and companies, to the mall (there also is a 3K walk availincluding the office of Pasco comptroller able) and the 11th year it has been held and clerk of court Paula O’Neil (who anin Pasco County, but it is just one of nounced in May that she was battling about 300 ‘Making Strides’ events held the deadly disease), the Pasco County across the U.S. Last year, the Wiregrass Sheriff ’s Office (PCSO) and, of course, event raised more than $190,000, but the mall itself. organizers hope to raise more than “This year is very comparable to $220,000 this year. ‘Making Strides’ previous years,” says Jannah McDonald, events raise more than $60-million for the local ACS community rep. “But, we cancer research each year. still need more corporate sponsorship To participate, call 949-0291 or and more teams.” visit MakingStrides.ACSevents.org & This year marks the fourth that enter your zip code. — MW

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Once Upon A Child Opens Up For Sales Of Gently Used Kid’s Products! By Bonnie Mason Wesley Chapel residents Brian and Melissa Levering are betting on the families in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area — betting that those families are ready to clear their closets, garages and storage spaces of items their children have outgrown, in return for cash! On August 1, the Leverings opened Once Upon A Child, a children’s consignment shop, in New Tampa’s Pebble Creek Collection shopping plaza, located on Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., a mile south of the Pasco County line. The 3,500-sq.-ft. retail space is a place where families can buy, sell or trade gently used children's clothing (from infants to preteen), toys and equipment. The Pebble Creek location is just one of five Once Upon A Child franchises in the Tampa Bay area, with 260 stores located across the U.S. and Canada. “We are excited to move into phase two of our business, in which we can start to sell our inventory to families at a significantly reduced cost, well below retail prices,” says Brian, who explains that since opening the business, the store’s focus has been on purchasing items from area residents to build the store’s inventory. “I think families will be happy with what we have to offer them,” Brian says. “The response has been astounding!”

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The Leverings live in Wesley Chapel with their five-year-old son Brody and one-year-old daughter Mila, and understand that raising a young family is costly in any economy, but especially when money is tight, when most everyone welcomes the chance to make or save money — or both. With Once Upon A Child, your kids can look great in the latest styles without having to pay those high-end designer prices. The Leverings are sure you will be happy with their selection of the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books, equipment and furniture, just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and kids. And, because Once Upon A Child purchases items from customers daily, the store’s inventory is always changing, which is why the Leverings recommend browsing the store often, especially if you’re searching for items of a specific brand. You will find gently used name brand clothing like Gap, Gymboree, Hanna Anderson, Justice and Tommy Hilfiger, to name just a few, from infant and toddler sizes, up to size 16 for girls and boys’ sizes 18-20. And, Once Upon A Child also has all the toy brands your kids know and love, including Fisher Price, Leap Frog and Lego, in addition to the best brands in infant products, such as swings, bouncers, entertainers and strollers. “I had to travel to Northdale in Car-

rollwood to sell my son’s clothing and toys when I learned I was having a girl with my second pregnancy,” Melissa explains. Already having decided to open a family business, Melissa and Brian then decided that families like theirs needed a resale business for children's items closer to the Brian and Melissa Levering of Once Upon A Child in the New Tampa/ Wesley Pebble Creek Collection on BBD are ready to provide your Chapel area. child with new and gently used toys and clothing for less! Melissa spent nine years working as items also won't be purchased from cusa clinical researcher for a local orthopaedic tomers if they’ve been recalled by the physician group before turning her full at- manufacturer. And, Melissa notes that all tention to this new business. Brian helps gently used infant equipment, including out when he is not busy with his longstrollers, entertainers, bassinets and infant time full-time job as a medical salesman. and children’s toys go through a safety “And, since Once Upon A Child is check prior to being purchased. the nation’s leading buyer and seller of “We enter the item and its model name-brand, new and gently used kids number into a company database which stuff, opening a franchise just made sense lets us know if an item has been recalled for us,” Brian explains. “We felt that their by the manufacturer,” she says. business model was one of the best out Unlike purchasing used baby gear, there for us, considering the demographfurniture and toys at a garage sale or onics of our community.” line auction, parents can be confident that items purchased at Once Upon A Child How Does It Work? are safe for their children. Sellers will even No appointment is necessary to sell receive an offer from Once Upon A Child items at Once Upon A Child; just bring after the items are entered into a database your items into the store during normal that generates a computerized quote store business hours and you will walk out based on current market conditions. with cash, or if you prefer, you can trade Generally, while the staff is sifting your items for other items in the store. through items to determine the ones that When you arrive, the staff will sort meet Once Upon A Child’s standards, through your items and choose which sellers can spend time browsing the store. items Once Upon A Child would like to It also is a good time to take advantage of purchase from you. Items will not be pur- the tax-free trading available at the store. chased if they show too much wear, have “I think Once Upon A Child is great untreatable stains or if toys and equipfor the community, given that the area is a ment are damaged or have battery corrobig destination for families,” says Nikki sion. Another reason Once Upon A Child Murphy, shift lead at Once Upon A may not buy your items is if they have an Child. “Ultimately, the store will allow overabundance of that specific item allocal people to shop close to home and ready in the store’s inventory. save money; and it brings something new It’s important to note that some and exciting to the area — a store run by

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a family for families. It’s a warm, inviting environment, where people are encouraged to sell and shop and interact. Working in a family-run business makes the job less a job and more a gift to work with people I care for and about.”

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Although most items in the store are used, Once Upon A Child does sell some new items, too. “We have great hair bows, tutus, sippy cups, Melissa & Doug children’s toys, and other popular children’s products that are in our new item category,” says Melissa. All of the new items in the inventory come from an approved vendor list provided by the Once Upon A Child corporate entity, The inventory at Once Upon A Child is topwhich helps all franchisees purchase from notch & new items are added daily. viable companies. “It's hard to find gently used boys 19651 BBD in the Pebble Creek Collecclothing- — we all know what they do to tion. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, their clothes!,” says Andrea, a Once Upon 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays noon A Child customer. “I always have the best 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more informaluck at Once Upon A Child. From shoes to tion call 388.2985, visit their website at winter coats, it’s like a treasure hunt with a OnceUponAChildWesleyChapel.com or guaranteed prize at the end!” go to Facebook.com and search “Once Once Upon A Child is located at Upon A Child Wesley Chapel.”

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Make That Vehicle Shine, Run Like New At Bay Breeze Car Wash & Lube! By Lauren Saslow While most northerners joke about the lack of seasons in the south, New Tampa and Wesley Chapel residents oftentimes mark two times of each year by prevalent pests; the two most notable ‘seasons’ being mosquito season and lovebug season. Lovebugs, or Plecia nearctica, are a fly species — common along Gulf Coast states — that have flight seasons in late spring and again in late summer. While harmless to humans — they do not sting or bite — lovebug populations are a nuisance to motorists. The acidic egg masses of the dead females that splatter on cars can dry quickly in the subtropical heat, causing ingrained build-up in the clear coat of automobile paint. “It is important for drivers to be vigilant about washing and waxing their vehicles frequently during this time of year to avoid damaged paint jobs and keep their windshields free from severe smudging which can become a driving hazard,” says Stephen Schab, the managing partner of Bay Breeze Car Wash & Lube, located behind the Walgreens on Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. and on Doña Michele Dr. in North Palms Village (about three miles south of the Pasco County line). Schab adds that Bay Breeze offers a convenient solution to lovebug woes. As a full-service car wash, customers can

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choose from a simple $5 no-wait express lane to a bumper-to-bumper interior and exterior detail as well as a variety of options in between. À la carte services allow motorists to customize their service to suit their individual needs, and a full lube service at Bay Breeze allows them to receive an oil change while they wait at a competitive price. In a fast-paced world where New Tampa and Wesley Chapel residents may sometimes neglect a much-needed car wash, the convenience of this New Tampa location (only one traffic light north of the BBD exit off of I-75) allows drivers to squeeze in either a quick or detailed car wash during their commute home. Using state-of-the-art technology, including Envirosoft 2nd Generation Foam wash material, which is safe for all vehicle finishes, Bay Breeze offers quality care and service catered to fit nearly any budget. From the moment a customer is greeted until the time a supervisor returns your car, quality service is ensured through the entire process. Since 2004, this privately owned company — which now has six locations throughout the greater Tampa Bay area — has succeeded through the implementation of Bay Breeze’s five key premises: “Quality Service, Clean & Orderly, Safety, Friendly and Easy To Do Business With.” Schab explains that BayBreeze is a

principal-driven company. Born and raised in Chicago, Schab worked as a general manager for 35 years in the metal heat-treating industry with Earl Feltner — the principal owner of FPM Heat Treating. When Feltner retired to Florida and opened Bay Breeze, Schab and Whether it’s a wash or oil change you need, Bay Breeze Car Wash & his family reloLube managing partner Stephen Schab has you covered. Bay Breeze is cated to Florida as located on BBD, less than three miles south of the Pasco County line. well, where Schab Bay Breeze offers a “Loyalty Gift & Rehas implemented his effective managewards Card” that can be purchased for ment through a quality-based employee just $5 and allows returning customers to focus program. redeem points toward car wash services, As satisfied customer Robert Parker and may be used at Bay Breeze’s full-serdescribes, “The above-and-beyond cusvice car wash locations in both New tomer service that [employee Moses PoTampa and on S.R. 60 in Brandon. males offered] was a true miracle for me and my family. He told me that he takes Comfort & Convenience care of his customers and as long as I’m In addition to quality service, Bay happy he is happy as well.” Breeze Car Wash & Lube also offers a vaParker adds, “I highly recommend riety of comforts and conveniences to custhis location and furthermore will never tomers while they wait. Outside the lobby, go anywhere else but (Bay Breeze) for my you can relax on benches on a shaded vehicle service.” deck and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, For loyal customers such as Parker, while those who opt for climate-con-

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coolant flushes, air and oil filters, fuel injector cleansing and wiper blades. Schab points out the clean counters, free of paperwork and clutter, as well as the employees outfitted in blue and red uniforms emblazoned with the company logo. He adds that the principles of the business are passed down to the nearly 50 employees at this site alone through management-employee communication via small group meetings.

Supporting Education & Much More! In a rush? No worries, Bay Breeze combines speed and quality service to get you and your vehicle back on the road in no time at all. trolled comfort can relax in the lobby on events. In the event a customer needs to leather couches and chairs while keeping leave the premises while his or her car is up with the football season or the news on being serviced, a complimentary shuttle a large flat-screen TV. Customers also may service is available for nearby locations. browse through Blue Mountain Arts Other patrons may opt to simply walk to greeting cards and calendars for sale while one of the many nearby businesses or sipping on free coffee or the chilled water, restaurants, including Liang’s Bistro, soda or juice available for purchase in one Chick-fil-A, Steak ‘N Shake and others. of the many coolers along the wall in the While not all of the Bay Breeze locawaiting area. tions offer full service and lube like this loThe lobby also offers small snacks, cation — four of the locations are express candy, car air fresheners and other concar washes with an automated cashier and venient items for sale, in addition to a only one other location (on S.R. 54 in window viewing area to watch as their car Lutz) offers oil change services — they all moves through the wash. The walls are include the same level of quality technoldecorated with unique black and white ogy and convenience, as well as other auto photographs of Tampa historical areas and services, including transmission flushes,

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As an established business for nearly a decade, Bay Breeze uses some of its resources to support education locally. For example, Sylvie Wittmann, carnival chairperson for the Tampa Palms Elementary PTA, expressed appreciation to the company for its donation for a raffled gift basket earlier this year. “We just wanted to let you know we value our relationship with you,” Wittmann said. “Thank you again for your participation and support of Tampa Palms Elementary.” Florida College Academy of Temple Terrace also expressed thanks recently for Bay Breeze’s contribution to the school’s spring auction, which helped to fund outdoor play areas and purchase a new online reading program. The company’s generous donation of an auction item to the nonprofit General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) New Tampa Junior

Woman’s Club’s annual charity event this past spring helped to fund the Tampa Police Department’s Resources In Community Hope (RICH) House of Sulphur Springs, which serves disadvantaged children and their families by providing local youths with a safe place to complete their homework and get something to eat and drink after school. Bay Breeze’s charitable contributions extend beyond education, however. Tampa MetLife’s Linda Burrage explains that Bay Breeze’s donation of raffle items and moral support to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which recently was held at Freedom High in Tampa Palms, “honored cancer survivors, paying tribute to the lives we’ve lost to the disease and helped raise money to fight it.” “There is no complacency in our business,” insists Schab. “We are always looking for ways to improve. There are two ways to move. One is forward and the other is backward, and we don’t want to be doing the latter.” New Tampa’s Bay Breeze Car Wash & Lube is located at 17501 N. Palms Village Pl., behind Walgreens. For additional information, visit BayBreezeCarWash.com or call 6151333. The hours of operation are Monday– Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. Feel free to call first if the weather appears to be threatening, but the oil change area is open rain or shine.

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Sun Laboratory Services Opens Diagnostic Center In Wesley Chapel By Bonnie Mason Roger Briggs, the chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Sun Laboratory Services, Inc. (which has a location in Wesley Chapel), stands by his mission to “deliver a level of patient service other laboratories are either unwilling or unable to provide.” Briggs says that both Sun Labs’ new diagnostic center, located across Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC), as well as the original location in Sun City Center, offer convenience and customer-centered care that other labs often don’t. The main laboratory opened in Sun City in 2005 and grew from about 1,000 square feet to a 15,000-sq.-ft. facility. “We went from serving a few local clients to more than 300, in addition to the individual patients who use our two diagnostic centers daily for their prescribed lab tests,” says Briggs. Sun Laboratory Services is a full-service clinical laboratory that partners with businesses and organizations to provide onsite phlebotomy services (phlebotomy is the act of drawing or removing blood in order to obtain a sample for analysis and diagnosis) and lab results. Sun Laboratory-trained technicians visit hundreds of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as home-bound patients, to pro-

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vide the care and expertise expected by physicians and patient families in 13 counties on the west coast of Florida. Briggs and his high school friend Kirk Coyle came up with the idea to open a lab service several Roger Briggs, years before Briggs was able CEO of Sun Laboto secure enough funding ratory Services to launch the business. Briggs graduated from St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He moved to Tampa in 1992, where his mother had relocated a few years earlier, and says he spent many years in sales management and (in the late 1990s) as a real estate investor, before the investor boom in the new millennium. Coyle, Sun Labs’ co-founder and chief operating officer (COO), has knowledge and experience in science, chemistry and engineering. That, combined with Briggs’ business expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, made for a great foundation for the two to launch their business. Briggs says, “The best part of what I do is the building of the business...seeing the business grow so that we can provide more patients and clients with our muchneeded services.” Briggs also says he is a strong advo-

Sun Laboratory Services’ main lab is located in Sun City Center, but the lab company also has a convenient location off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel. cate for small business and he definitely area. So, in June 2013, Sun Laboratory seems to take that core value to heart. He Services opened its second diagnostic censays, “When I need to purchase a product ter location, just across from the new or service in my personal life, I do my FHWC, where the highest quality services best to buy from local community busiare provided, using the best diagnostic nesses. Some people don’t realize that the and laboratory equipment available. local hardware store is generally owned by “We are a community business,” a small business person and not some big Briggs says. “We offer quicker and better corporation. And, many people also don't service and are able to be more efficient realize that nearly 70 percent of working than the larger laboratories.” individuals in the U.S. are employed by Choose Your Lab! small businesses.” Just as people choose their physicians, Briggs resides in Wesley Chapel with Sun Laboratory Services hopes that pahis wife Renee and their twin eight-yearold sons, Ryan and Jacob. He says he saw tients will be as wise when choosing their lab service provider. Briggs says it’s impora community need for laboratory services tant for patients to realize that when they that were convenient to residents in our

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receive a prescription for lab Why You Should Tell Your Doctor services from their physician, You Prefer Sun Laboratory Services they have a choice of where they can go to get their blood For Your Blood Work: and other diagnostic tests. Sun • Short Wait Times! In & out in 15 minutes or less Laboratory Services’ diagnostic centers are convenient to their • Results delivered promptly to your doctor patients and they accept most • Experienced, friendly phlebotomists major insurance plans. • Appointments available And, for those paying out of pocket, Sun Laboratory • Most Health Insurance Plans accepted Services allows its patients to • We welcome all home health care specialists make their payments online. “We care for the individual guard Cir., Suite 101), call 634-6120. patient and understand that our precision Sun Laboratory Services also has a locaand accuracy in testing is a key component tion at 721 Cortaro Dr. in Sun City to their well being,” says Briggs. Center/Ruskin. He remembers feeling a sense of pride and relief when several family members recently required testing for health issues and he was able to provide them with quality service, where he was confident that their testing would be done quickly and the results would be accurate. “It’s a good feeling to know that we’re helping people,” Briggs says. “We’re not just a product someone uses, but a topnotch service that really makes a difference to physicians and their patients.” Satisfied customer Ken L. agrees. “The employees at Sun Laboratory Services demonstrate compassion, professionalism and expert customer service,” Ken explains. “I would feel proud to work with them.” To schedule your next lab test with Sun Laboratory Services (2621 Wind-

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Small World Pediatrics Takes Care Of Your Kids From Diapers To Degrees By Matt Wiley Watching children develop from newborns to college scholars is a joy usually reserved for parents. However, José Jiménez, M.D., the one physician who has been seeing all of the patients at Small World Pediatrics (now located jut north of S.R. 56 in Wesley Chapel) for the past decade, has been right there with the parents in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area help those kids stay healthy as they have grown and matured from babies and young children into teenagers and young adults. Now located (since 2010) in the Windguard Professional Center across Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. from the new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (FHWC), Small World Pediatrics is a fullservice pediatrics practice that cares for children from the time that they are born through their college years (usually to about age 21). Among the services Dr. Jiménez provides are physical exams for school and sports, vaccinations for daycare, school and college entry, and treating a wide range of pediatric illnesses. Dr. Jiménez originally opened Small World Pediatrics in 2003 in the Northwood plaza on BBD near Target, about a mile closer to the Hillsborough County line than his new office. He says that becoming a pediatric physician is something

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that he knew he wanted to do since his sophomore year at prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. “I had studied engineering my first two years because of my love for math and science, but I felt I would be happier using my scientific knowledge caring for people on a day-to-day basis,” Dr. Jiménez explains. “It turns out that I was right. I love my job, and I love coming to work every day.” Dr. Jiménez earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1992, after transferring from Cornell during his junior year. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in 1996, and completed his pediatric residency at USF in 2000. “I chose pediatrics because I love working with children,” Dr. Jimenez says. “I get to smile every time I walk into a patient’s room.” Dr. Jiménez adds that he really wanted to live in and be a part of the community where he was practicing. “I decided to open a practice in Wesley Chapel because my wife and I loved the area,” says the Meadow Pointe resident. “Wesley Chapel has a small town feel, yet it is very close to the city of Tampa and just across the county line from New Tampa. This is a great place to live, raise a family and work.” It’s easy to feel like a kid walking into

Dr. Jiménez’s office, which is decorated on every wall with Disney characters and other cartoons. Animated movies are constantly being shown on the lobby’s flat-screen TV. The exam rooms, too, make children feel right at home with colorful cartoon characters adorning the walls.

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An advantage to For ten years now, Dr. José Jiménez has been the only phyisican at being located across Small World Pediatrics, now located across BBD from Florida Hosfrom FHWC for Dr. pital Wesley Chapel, in the Windguard Professional Center Jiménez is also having doctor privileges at the 12, 15 & 18 months old), followed by annew hospital. (Note-He also has privileges nual physicals. During exams — which inat Florida Hospital Tampa on Bruce B. clude a complete physical exam, assessment Downs {BBD} Blvd. {at E. Fletcher Ave.} of growth and development, as well as upand at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on W. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.) This dating all vaccinations — Dr. Jiménez takes time to discuss with parents such important allows him to begin caring for children as topics as proper nutrition, fitness, healthy soon as they are born and make daily visits sleep habits, school progress, child safety throughout the baby’s stay at the hospital and issues unique to each age group. and through their formative years. “We provide an atmosphere where Dr. Jiménez follows the American our patients and their parents can feel at Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended schedule for well-child visits when the baby home,” Dr. Jiménez explains. “We treat is a newborn — at 2 weeks, and then at the our patients and their parents with a personal touch, so they feel comfortable here specified monthly intervals (1, 2, 4, 6, 9,

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screenings for these problems. “Keep in mind that vision and hearing screenings are a very important part of (a physical) exam,” Dr. Jiménez explains. “Often children are thought to have learning disabilities or are simply just not performing well in pre-school or school, when the real problem may be that the child needs Dr. Jiménez discusses the progress of 16-week old Zoey glasses, or they are McCauley with Zoey’s mom Jessica in one of the practice’s Disney- having trouble hearthemed exam rooms.The entire office is decorated in the same fashion. ing.” In addition to from the time they make the appointment vision and hearing screenings, Small World to the time they leave the office.” also can provide testing for anemia, diaSmall World even can make same-day betes, influenza, mononucleosis, pregnancy appointments for sick children, which is a and strep throat, as well as screenings for common issue as kids make the transition scoliosis and tuberculosis. from summer into a new school year. Dr. Other health issues that Dr. Jiménez Jiménez says that, lately, he has been treatcan treat include asthma, cardiac issues ing quite a few patients with the common (such as chest pain and evaluations of heart cold, sore throats, vomiting and diarrhea, murmurs and other cardia irregularities), ailments that hand washing is the key to gastrointestinal issues, genitourinary issues minimizing. (such as bed wetting or urinary tract infecFeel as if you child hasn’t been pertions), as well as musculoskeletal, neuroforming as well as in previous school years? logic, skin and systemic issues. It could be due to a hearing or vision issue, “Our philosophy is that we can have a and Small World Pediatrics does provide positive impact in the lives of the child(ren)

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and the parent(s) at every visit and we strive to make the office visit the best possible for both,” Dr. Jiménez explains. “We care, and I believe that shows every time you visit.” And, Small World Pediatrics does have quite a few satisfied families singing the praises of Dr. Jiménez and his staff. “I wouldn’t trust my little one to anyone else,” says Denean Griffin, the mom of a Small World patient. “We’ve been going there since she was a few weeks old and she just turned 5 years old this month. I’ve referred seven people to him and each one has been pleased. I can’t say enough good things about (Small World). We are blessed to have found them.” Ten years of a practice is quite an accomplishment, and Dr. Jiménez says that he

is thankful to the community for making it possible. “It is an amazing feeling to be able to celebrate 10 years of serving and caring for the pediatric patients of the Wesley Chapel and New Tampa area,” Dr. Jiménez says. “We as an office staff feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride in our longevity. I say ‘we’ because our present staff has been together now for seven years, and we all contribute and take a lot of pride in our service to this community.” Small World Pediatrics is located at 2527 Windguard Cir., Suite 102, and accepts virtually all major health insurance plans but, for a specific list, please visit SmallWorldPediatric.com. To make an appointment, please call 907-8001.

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The Room Exchange — Designer Furniture At Great Consignment Prices By Kathleen Schiop “The heart is in the home,” so the saying goes, and for most of us, our homes are our refuge from the stress and anxieties of the everyday world, so naturally we want our home to be a comfortable and beautiful place where we can relax. And, both new and established homeowners can find artistic and budgetary challenges to furnishing and accessorizing their homes, and that is where The Room Exchange, located in the Willow Bend Towne Centre Plaza (at the corner of SR 54 and Collier Pkwy. in Lutz (five miles west of Bruce B. Downs Blvd.) can help. The Room Exchange, a consignment furniture store, has been assisting customers with home furnishings for seven years, the first three at the Village Lake Shopping Center on U.S. 41 in Land O’Lakes, and for the past four at its current location. The Room Exchange sells a wide range of furniture and accessories consigned from private individuals and from builders’ model homes. Voted the 2011 Gold Winner for Best Consignment Store & Furniture Store in East & Central Pasco by the Media General Publications Florida Publishing Group, The Room Exchange represents quality furniture and service to its customers, some of whom

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are both selling and buying their furniture and “knickknacks” at the store. Courtney Stone, the charismatic owner of The Room Exchange, says he comes by his chosen profession honestly. “My dad has a store in Ocala called Bargains and Treasures,” he says, “and I have pretty much spent the last ten years in this business. You’re not going to get rich doing this, but I just love it.” Two years after opening the store, Courtney was joined by wife Lesley¸ a former USF librarian who eventually left her job to work full time at the store. “We’re here all the time,” he laughs. “It’s definitely a family business.”

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So how does furniture consignment work? The Room Exchange sets the price of the item, based on the track record for selling of other similar items at the store. The consignment period is for 120 days and the business takes 50 percent of the sale, with the seller taking the other 50 percent. (Please note that some consignment stores take a more advantageous, for them, 60-40 split of consignment proceeds.) Every 30 days that the item doesn’t sell, The Room Exchange reduces the selling price by 10 percent from its original price. And, if the item goes the full 120 days without selling, it is marked half off. “We have an average turnaround on a

sale of about three weeks, and almost 90 percent of everything in the store sells within the first month, so our inventory changes constantly,” explains Courtney. “We sell a lot of sofas, coffee tables, and knickknacks (picture frames, small lamps, candlesticks and more), but there are some things we don’t take, such as fine china. So, before you consign, check our website (TheRoomExchangeOnline.com) to see what we Lesley and Courtney Stone of The Room Exchange in the do and don’t accept.” Willow Bend Towne Centre on S.R. 54 at Collier Pkwy. He adds that The Room Exchange has taken work at The Room Exchange. in whole houses or apartments full of fur“Business is really good,” says Courtnishings, “if the furniture and accessories ney. “We have some wonderful regular meets our criteria, and of course, the model consigners and customers who come in homes come in periodically. If an estate here every day, but we also do pickup and doesn’t meet our criteria, we refer the fami- delivery and we even offer free pickup lies to appropriate vendors who can help within 15 miles of the store, which is great them.” for the customer who can’t bring everyThe store, a former Publix supermarthing down.” ket in the plaza, consists of 12,500 square He adds that the pickups are so popufeet, and resembles a retail furniture store, lar that, “Right now, we’re on a six-week but without the sticker shock. The furniwaiting period, so it’s good to plan ahead if ture and accessories are arranged in tasteful you have a large amount of items — or just and appealing “vignettes” by Michele, the a few larger items to consign.” Delivery of store’s part-time interior decorator, one of your furniture purchases also is available, the ten full- and part-time employees who for a fee.

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The Room Exchange features (left) a huge variety of dining room tables and chairs, armoires and artwork, as well as furniture arranged in “vignettes,” designed by Michele, the store’s part-time interior decorator. But, trust us, these photos do not do the store justice. You really have to see it to understand the quality and variety of the available furniture & accessories.

“Most of our consignments come to us from a 15-mile radius, people who live in New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Land O’Lakes and Carrollwood,” he says. “And we do have quite a few people who bring in our daily limit of 30 items on a regular basis. (Note-Consignments are accepted at The Room Exchange Tuesday-Saturday only). They go out to garage sales and bring in things to consign and do very well. If I didn’t own this business, I might become a consigner myself, because I see some of the checks we pay out to these people.” Julie, a customer from Lutz, couldn’t say enough good things about The Room Exchange. “I’ve been following the store

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ever since they started, and visit at least two to three times a week, just to see what they have in stock. It’s a great place to shop, and the inventory changes practically daily. Everything is reasonably priced and the staff is so friendly and nice, they’ve practically become my second family.” Pressed for time? Check out TheRoom ExchangeOnline.com to see some of the latest furniture available at the showroom. The website even updates the pricing of each item, so you know exactly what an item will cost. In addition, take a look at the site’s beautiful blog “Everyday Spaces” for fabulous ideas about decorating with your new treasures. Of course, the website cannot possibly include all of the large and

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ever-changing inventory at The Room Exchange, so you are encouraged to come and view the showroom during store hours. Whether you need one piece of furniture, or a whole house-full, The Room Exchange offers a variety of different styles to meet your decorating needs. Don’t see what you want? The store also offers an affordable custom design service for those hard-to-furnish rooms in your home. Nora, a customer from Wesley Chapel, raves, “About 60 percent of my home has been furnished by The Room Exchange. Every room in my house has something from there, and I was able to use the personalized decorating service when I needed help. They are kind, fun,

easygoing people and their customer service is excellent.” When not at the store, owners Courtney Stone and his wife Lesley spend time running and swimming and spending time with their daughter Alyssa, who is finishing up her last year of nursing school at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. For more information, please visit TheRoomExchangeonline.com or call 909-2411. The Room Exchange is located in the Willow Bend Towne Centre, at 23046 SR 54 in Lutz (next to LA Fitness). The store is open Mon.– Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and noon- 5 p.m. on Sunday. Consignments are ONLY received Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Pasco Dental For Top Training, Technology & Patient Comfort By Gary Nager It’s probably not every day that you hear a native New Yorker say that he’s kindred spirits with a dentist who was born in Korea, but that’s the way I feel about Dr. Daniel Hwang, DDS, of Pasco Dental, located in the Wesley Chapel Executive Center on S.R. 54, a little more than a mile east of Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. Although he was born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Hwang was raised in Mt. Vernon, VA, and moved to Brooklyn, NY, for middle school and Queens, NY, for high school. He received both his Bachelor’s degree (in 1987) and his DDS degree (in 1991) from prestigious Columbia University in Manhattan and spent twelve years “learning the ropes of the dental business” with his brother, who had a thriving dental practice in Ft. Lee, NJ. Dr. Hwang then began opening his own chain of Price Dental offices in Flushing, Queens; Plainview, Long Island; Manhattan; Brooklyn; and Ft. Lee and Bergen Township, NJ. “I was traveling between six offices and not spending enough time with my family,” admits Dr. Hwang. He adds that it was because his older son was a top-level tennis player that Dr. Hwang and his family found Saddlebrook Preparatory (Prep) School , the tennis and

golf academy located inside the gates to Saddlebrook Resort Tampa, which is only a half-mile closer to BBD on S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel than Dr. Hwang’s office. That son, 21-year-old Ben, went on to win a State No. 1 singles championship while at Saddlebrook Prep, although he is now a future dentist completing his undergraduate degree at the also-prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Hwang says Ben plans to attend the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, and the good doctor even admits that Ben is a better tennis player than he is. Dr. Hwang also played for the tennis team at Columbia and has helped coach his son through the years. “I love coaching tennis,” says Dr. Hwang, who also has a 19-year-old daughter Nina at New York University and a 15year-old son Tommy who attends New Tampa’s Paul R. Wharton High. “But, most of all, my wife Jan and I really enjoy spending quality time with our kids. We’re lucky to still have one at home.” And of course, Dr. Hwang has a little more free time for his family now that he has only one state-of-the-art family dental office instead of six. The office is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every weekday except Wednesday (when it is open noon-7 p.m.) and Dr. Hwang will make appointments for his patients before and after regular hours. “Convenience is important to me and to my patients,” he says. “But, we’ve also invested in outstanding technology for this office that my patients also appreciate.”

Florida, many dentists refer their patients to specialists for things like braces, dental implants and even gum or root canal procedures.” He adds, “But, not every dentist has the passion I do for dentistry. I take 200 hours of continuing education every year, although dentists are only required to take 30 hours The friendly staff at Pasco Dental (on S.R. 54, 1/2 mile east of every two years. With my experience, I almost never Saddelebrook Resort), includes (l.-r.) Therese, the office manager, Dr. Daniel Hwang, office assistant Sona & dental assistant Trish. have to refer one of my patients to a specialist. to be as accurate as possible when creating Dental implants and mini-implants are dental implants. It even shows both the among my specialties.” quantity and the quality of bone in your Dr. Hwang also has had advanced mouth to handle the implants.” coursework and experience with Botox inHe notes that he also has a low-dose, jections, Invisalign orthodontic devices, 6 two-dimensional X-ray machine that is apmonth braces, Inman Aligners, Lumineers, propriate for most patients, “but having and sedation dentistry. the 3D scan gives both me and the patient In order to meet his commitment to more peace of mind for the more compliquality care, Dr. Hwang expanded his sixcated procedures we do.” year-old office about six months ago, and Comfort Is A Key, Too says he added some outstanding new techOne of the other new additions at nology, including now having one of the Pasco Dental is the post-op room. Whether only 3D CT Scan Sirona Orthophos mathe patient is recuperating from oral surchines in the Tampa Bay area and certainly gery with novocaine or sedation, this calmthe only one in Wesley Chapel. ing room features two large massage chairs, “It definitely offers a more accurate a large flatscreen TV and even a fireplace, 3D depiction of the patient’s full head, jaw all to make the recovering patient feel even and even the sinus cavity, which allows me

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Dr. Hwang says he is proud to be able to provide all of the dental services every member of your family needs to have a winning smile. “In New York, most general and family dentists The Sirona Orthophos 3D CT Scan machine at Pasco provide all dental services,” he says, “but here in Dental is great for dental implants.

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more comfortable and at ease. “Our elderly patients, in particular, seem to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while recuperating,” he says, adding that while some senior citizens may not have enough quality bone for full implants, “we usually can help them with mini-implants, which are great for stabilizing dentures.”

No Insurance Surprises, Too

Pasco Dental accepts most major dental insurance plans, but Dr. Hwang says his experience dealing with the insurance companies for 22 years allows him to prevent patients from being surprised when they get their bills. “I know what your plan will and won’t pay for and how much they reimburse for your procedure. “I’m so confident

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that if the insurance company ends up not paying that amount, we won’t hold the patient responsible for the difference.” Dr. Hwang also promises that Pasco Dental is not “high-pressure dentistry.” “I have (New York) city savvy and common sense. I want you and your family to be confident that I want you to be a happy patient, so I will not try to get you to do work you don’t need or can’t afford. I always offer the best possible care possible with your financial concerns in mind.” I told you I had an affinity for the guy, didn’t I? For more info about & appointments with Dr. Daniel Hwang at Pasco Dental (29450 S.R. 54), call 907-6600 or visit PascoDental.net.

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Ciao! Italian Bistro — New Co-Owner, New Chef & Homemade Pasta! By Gary Nager Although we currently have some outstanding pizza places in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, we’ve never really had a great Italian restaurant. And, although some folks in the area seemed to enjoy Pagelli’s Italian Restaurant when it opened in the Shops at Wiregrass mall a couple of years ago, the owners decided a year or so ago to revamp the concept and change the name to Ciao! Italian Bistro. Well, according to Justin Fleming, the new chef and co-owner of Ciao!, neither Pagelli’s (and Justin worked for two years at the original Pagelli’s in Estero, FL) nor Ciao! was good enough, so he decided to move to the Tampa Bay area to start over and re-create Ciao! as a real, sit-down Italian restaurant that utilizes fresh ingredients and has dishes for men, and women, with family-friendly dishes and pricing. “A lot of the new menu (which was just unveiled to the public this week) is designed with women in mind,” says Justin, who isn’t afraid to speak his mind on the subject of Ciao!’s food. “Women usually make the decision about where to eat, so we always want to make sure the ladies are happy.” Ciao!, which still hosts the Wesley Chapel Rotary Club at noon for lunch every Wednesday, is open for lunch and dinner every day and Justin promises that the delicious new flavors our office sampled at an exclusive preview of the new menu will be representative of his passion for great food.

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“I really haven’t been happy with either the Pagelli’s menu or the previous menu for Ciao!,” Justin says. “But, I figure is good place to start is with homeAmong the new menu items our staff sampled at the all-new Ciao! Italian Bistro in the Shops at Wiregrass mall are (clockwise from top made pasta, left): the mezzo giorno sausage rigatoni, angus tenderloin, scallops with wild mushrooms & sherry cream & the margherita pizza. fresh seafood with balsamic barbecue and served over appetizer, which featured addictively perand the freshest ingredients for my homeroasted Yukon gold spears with caramelized fect potato pasta pockets topped with a made sauces.” onions, the scallops with wild mushrooms creamy sauce of fontina, gorgonzola, And, he’s right. We started with a and sherry cream and the gorgonzola angus parmesan and romano cheeses. sample of Justin’s new lobster bisque and filet tenderloin, all better than anything preSpeaking of the pasta, my mezzo a chicken caprese salad, which adds grilled viously served at Ciao! giorno sausage rigatoni, which is loaded chicken to the usual fresh mozzarella and Although it’s technically not a dish at with housemade sausage, homemade rigatomato slices. We also enjoyed the newCiao! yet, we also really enjoyed a plate that toni, cream, Romano cheese, tomato and and-improved margherita pizza, which is featured two delicious homemade pork, veal sweet peas, although I also loved the imbrick-oven-baked and excellent, and the proved Ciao! pork chop, which is basted See “Ciao!” on page 33. homemade gnocchi quattro formaggio

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Hibachi Express — A Great Japanese Restaurant Disguised As ‘Fast Food!’ prepared and I assure you that all of the seafood sushi and sashimi When I first heard that Hibachi JapanI’ve sampled there to ese Express was opening in the Wesley date — including tuna, Chapel Village Market at the intersection of Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. and S.R. 54, I snapper, tilapia and even an outstanding spider wasn’t sure what to expect. (soft shell crab) roll — Well, I don’t know if you’ve checked has been made fresh to out owner Deyan Chen (everyone just calls my order, elegantly prehim Chen)’s new “cafeteria-style” (meaning you walk up to a counter to order for dine in sented and absolutely delicious. In fact, the or take out, whether you want to sit at a This amazing spider (soft shell crab) roll is special for just awesome $6.95 spider table or at the sushi bar) Japanese restaurant $6.95 for October at Hibachi Japanese Express, located in roll is Hibachi Express’ and sushi bar yet, but if you haven’t — and the Wesley Chapel Village Market, where delicious fresh Special Roll of the you enjoy Japanese cuisine, of course — this sushi & Japanese cuisine cost you less. Month for October. If is a little, inexpensive gem of a place with you like crab, try it. In fact, even the “small” size hibachi food quality which equals or surpasses some I’m also very partial to the Crazy Tuna entrées, which start at $5.95 for just hibachi of the much-more-expensive Japanese steakroll, which is perfect for two tuna fanatics to veggies or chicken, $7.95 for real, choice houses I’ve tried — at “cafeteria” prices! share for $8.95. It features a snappy, spicy New York strip steak or shrimp or $8.95 for First of all, I’m not a guy who enjoys salmon or scallops — I was stunned at how buffet-style Asian restaurants because I don’t tuna, avocado and tempura flakes on the inside and sashimi slices of tuna on the outside. good the scallops were — are plenty large want my “fresh” sushi prepared until I’m enough for one person for lunch or dinner, ready to eat it. And, even though the sushi at Yum. Yes, Hibachi Express also has a variety and still include a nice ginger house salad, Hibachi Express is sold at a lower average of other great sushi rolls (and sashimi, served tasty grilled veggies, Japanese fried rice and price than most sushi bars, it is still freshly without rice), just like your favorite everyone’s favorite “yummy-yummy” sauce. Japanese steak house. But, while it does“Our steak is choice New York strip,” n’t have teppanyaki (hibachi) tables to sit says Chen, who has been in the business for at, Chen promises that he does serve 20 years, although this is the first restaurant outstanding hibachi steak, chicken, he has owned himself. “And I know our shrimp, scallops and even salmon, prescallops, shrimp, salmon, chicken and our pared on the hibachi grill in Hibachi Exsushi also are all high-quality.” press’ kitchen — without both the Or, “upgrade” to the “large” size for Instead of “crazy tuna,” they should call it the “show” (flipping salt shakers and shrimp just $6.95-$10.95, or try your favorite com“tuna-lover’s dream” roll! tail tossing) and the usual inflated prices. bination for $10.95-$11.95.

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Also available are chicken, shrimp and steak fried rice ($5.95-$6.95), appetizers like edamame ($1.95), gyoza and shumai dumplings (six pieces of either for $3.50), seaweed salad ($2.95), teriyaki rice bowls with chicken shrimp or steak ($6.95-$8.95), chicken katsu ($6.95), a kids menu featuring fried chicken or shrimp with french fries ($4.95-$5.95). There’s no beer or wine at Hibachi Express, but soft drinks are available, as are vanilla, green tea and red bean ice cream. Hibachi Japanese Express (5315 Village Market) is open Mon.-Thur., 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., until 10:30 p.m. on Fri. & Sat & 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, call 991-9582 or see the ad on page 31 for a coupon for 15percent-off any order.

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Other favorites at Hibachi Express include (clockwise from top left) gyoza pork dumplings, plus hibachi scallops & hibachi steak on a real hibachi grill.

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The Latest & Greatest News About Dining, Shopping, Retail & More In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel!

City Grill Opens!

You may have noticed that Winners Sports Grill, which has been located at 5429 Wesley Chapel Village Market on S.R. 54 just east of I-75, has closed. Although a lot of local residents already are loving the place, what you may not have realized is that former Winners owner Gerry Malynowsky already has completely revamped the restaurant into the elegant new City Grill, which is one of the first true sit-down, non-chair restaurants in Wesley Chapel, featuring what Gerry calls “chef-created fresh seafood, pasta and more.” You can still get great wings and burgers at City Grill, but you can also get amazing appetizers like the unique Cuban Cigars pictured above, ahi tuna poki (tartare) and truly fresh blackened grouper. For Happy Hour and menu info, visit CityGrill.us, call 973-9988 or go to Facebook.com/citygrillwesleychapel.

Totalscape Solutions Starts ‘Hope Blooms’ October 1

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Totalscape Solutions, a full-service, comprehensive commercial and residential landscaping solutions company serving the greater Tampa Bay area for more than 10 years, will begin a unique fund raiser on October 1. That’s when Totalscape Solu-

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tions will begin planting 100-bloom floral displays in the shape of a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon — and you can get one for your yard! Best of all, more than 50 percent of the purchase price of your yard “ribbon” will be donated to breast cancer research. The purchase price also includes professional preparation of your soil bed, to ensure your ribbon’s flowers will stay vibrant through October and into the winter. Totalscape Solutions prides itself in creating detailed landscape strategies and implementation plans to fit each client’s individual needs, from general maintenance to re-landscaping, irrigation repair, and lawn treatment with fertilizer and pesticides. The company’s goal is to impeccably keep every property on a consistent basis. Secure your limited edition floral ribbon today & help Hope Bloom. For orders & more info, call Totalscape Solutions at 348-0960 or email Cheryl at Cherylf@totalscapesolutions.com.

And, Outside Of New Tampa & Wesley Chapel... Jen & Travis Open & Close The Flaming Taco In Ybor? I was so psyched that my dear friends Jennifer & Travis Davidson and their friends Mary Ann & Keith Cucuzza (photo above) had opened an amazing new taco stand in Ybor City called the Flaming Taco that I wrote them up as a Neighborhood Nibble item in our New Tampa issue, which hit mailboxes in 33647 two weeks before your received this issue. But, the following for the Flaming Taco (which was located inside the Yo Boys yogurt shop, a little more than a block from the Columbia Restaurant), grew so big that the young entrepreneurs already knew the small space inside a not-really compati-

vorite spicy El Cubano beef brisket taco and the six other items on the Flaming Taco’s menu (including the unique bacon guacadilla), he also will do tortas (Mexican sandwiches), steak-on-a-stick and a few other unique items. For info, call 389-2765 or visit TheFlamingTaco.com. — GN ble business wouldn’t last long. So, while the Flaming Taco might now be closed, The Flaming Taco Catering Company is already taking big orders for homemade, unique recipe tacos and other delicious Southwestern Tex-Mex favorites you don’t even know are your favorites yet. But, if you want delicious, fast fare featuring words like “all natural,” “grain fed,” “free range,” “no antibiotics” & “black angus USDA Choice beef,” the Flaming Taco has you covered — for just $3 per taco! Travis, who is from Arizona, says he got tired of not having the type of bold, spicybut-flavorful Mexican food he grew up with since he moved to Florida. And, when the long-time IT geek was told by a friend of his that there was an availability on 7th Ave., he and Jen, a well-known local insurance sales person, decided it was worth a shot to see if Travis’ recipes — some of which he has been perfecting for years — would draw in the Ybor crowd. As soon as standing outside on 7th Ave. on weekends between midnight-3 a.m. took off, Travis & Jen joined forces with Mary Ann and Keith, both of whom have been in business development and consulting, in order to expand to full lunch and dinner hours four days a week — and it took even less time for the owners to recognize that there was more that they could do. Travis (still the group’s creative force in the kitchen) says, in addition to my already-fa-

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Angry Chair Gets Wet Zoning

On August 1, Angry Chair Brewing, owned by Wesley Chapel residents Ryan Dowdle and Shane Mozur, as well as former Cigar City pilot brewer Ben Romano, was approved for a wet zoning license by the Tampa City Council for its future brewery and tasting room location in Tampa’s Historic Seminole Heights neighborhood. Dowdle says that, if all goes according to plan, he hopes to be serving beers to the public at the new Angry Chair Tasting Room, which will be located at 6401 N. Florida Ave., by early 2014. — MW

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Win $100 In FREE Dining In Our 2013 Dining Survey & Contest! Please fill in as many categories as possible and all of the personal info requested. One winner, drawn at random from all legitimate entries, will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of his or her choice in the Tampa Bay area! To help you remember the different local independent restaurants in New Tampa & Wesley Chapel, we have provided an alphabetical list of them (& their locations) to choose from in each category, although you can write in your other favorites in each category, too, in the “Write-In” space. Fast food & national & regional chains with more than 20 locations are not listed, although you can vote for them in any category by writing them in. — GN __Mulligan’s Irish Pub (Pebble Creek CC) My Favorite Restaurants In New Tampa (Number your 5 favorites #1-#5) __New China King (Cross Creek) __Oakley’s Grille (North Palms/BBD) __Acropolis (Oak Ramble) __Peabody’s Billiards & Games (Amberly) __Apna Kabab House (Live Oak/BBD) __ Petra Mediterranean Cuisine (Highwoods) __Back 9 Café (Heritage Isles CC) __Pita’s Republic (County Line Rd.) __Biagio’s II Pizza & Pasta (Cross Creek) __Pizzazone (Tampa Palms) __Big Papa’s Pit (Bearss Ave.) __PJ Dolan’s Irish Pub (Bearss Ave.) __Burger 21 (Trout Creek/BBD) __Saffron Indian Cuisine (Cross Creek) __Café Olé (Cross Creek) __Seasons Fresh Café (Bearss Ave.) __Casa Ramos (Shoppes of Amberly) __Soho Sushi (Bearss Ave.) __China City (City Plaza) __Stonewood Grill & Tavern (Tampa Palms) __China Wok (County Line Rd.) __Sushi Café (Highwoods) __Cross Creek Deli (Shell station) __Sushi Ko (New Tampa Center) __Full Circle Pizza (Pebble Creek) __Sukhothai (Highwoods) __Fushia Asian Bistro (Shoppes of Amberly) __Takara Sushi & Sake Lounge (Oak Ramble) __Hawkeye NYS Pizza (Cross Creek/BP) __Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club __Ho King (Highwoods) __Taste of New York Pizza (Highwoods) __Hunter’s Green Country Club __Thai Ruby (Shoppes of Amberly) __Kobé Japanese Steakhouse (Pebble Creek) __Toast Fine Wine & Café (Oak Ramble) __Koizi Hibachi Grill (Tampa Palms) __Top Thai (Live Oak) __La Cubanita Café (New Tampa Center) __Woodfired Pizza (Bearss Ave.) __La Fuente Mexican Cuisine (Cross Creek) __Zeko’s Express (New Tampa Center Mobil) __Lanna Thai (old Ploy Thai; Cross Creek) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Las Palmas Café (Pebble Creek) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Liang’s Bistro (North Palms/BBD) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Little Greek (New Tampa Center) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Mr. Dunderbak’s (Oak Ramble) __Write-In (must name)___________________

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My Favorite Restaurants In Wesley Chapel (Number your 5 favorites #1-#5)

__Asian Buffet (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Amici Pizza (Grand Oaks Plaza) __Bagelicious & More (Freedom Plaza/54) __Best NY Pizza (Pinebrook Plaza/S.R. 54) __Bonsai Sushi (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Bosco’s Italian To Go (Freedom Plaza/54) __Burger Monger (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Café Fresco (S.R. 56) __China Taste (Shoppes at New Tampa) __China Wok (Village Market) __Ciao! Italian Bistro (Wiregrass Mall) __CineBistro (The Grove) __Dempsey’s Steak House (Saddlebrook) __Dempsey’s Too Lounge (Saddlebrook) __Don Pan Int’l Bakery (Shoppes at NT ) __Fine Thai Express (S.R. 54) __Gonna China (Hollybrook Plaza) __GrillSmith (Wiregrass Mall) __Hibachi Express (Village Market) __Ho Wok (next to Target) __Hungry Greek (across BBD from FHWC) __Kwan Ming Bistro (S.R. 56) __La Prima Pizza (next to Target/BBD) __Latin Twist Café (across BBD from FHWC) __Lexington Oaks Golf Club

__900º Woodfired Pizza (Wiregrass Mall) __NY NY Pizza (BBD in Seven Oaks) __PDQ (S.R. 56) __PizzaMania (Wiregrass Mall) __Poolside Café (Saddlebrook) __PrimeBar (Wiregrass Mall) __Quail Hollow Country Club __Shang Hai Chinese (Eiland Blvd./Publix) __ Taste of Boston (Shoppes at New Tampa) __TD’s Sports Bar (Saddlebrook) __365 Caffé Italiano (Wiregrass Mall) __Tokyo Grill & Sushi (Eiland Blvd./Publix) __Vallarta’s (Village Market) __Woody’s Pizza & Wings (Village Market) __Wolf’s Den (S.R. 56) __Yamato Japanese Steakhouse (Wiregrass) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ Please only put each numeral (#s 1-5) on each list once each, including your writeins. We apologize for any inconvenience to independent restaurants not listed here.

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My Favorite Chinese Restaurants In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Asian Buffet (Shoppes at New Tampa) __China City (City Plaza) __China Taste (Shoppes at New Tampa) __China Wok (County Line Rd.) __China Wok (Village Market) __Fushia Asian Bistro (Shoppes of Amberly) My Favorite Japanese & Sushi Restaurants In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Asian Buffet (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Bonsai Sushi (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Hibachi Express (Village Market) __Kobé Japanese Steakhouse (Pebble Creek) __Koizi Hibachi Grill (Tampa Palms) My Favorite Thai/Indian Restaurants In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Fine Thai Express (S.R. 54) __Lanna Thai (old Ploy Thai; Cross Creek) My Favorite Pizza Places In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Number no more than #s 1-5)

__Amici Pizza (Grand Oaks Plaza) __Best NY Pizza (Pinebrook Plaza/S.R. 54) __Biagios II Pizza & Pasta (Cross Creek) __Bosco’s Italian To Go (Freedom Plaza/54) __Ciao! Italian Bistro (Wiregrass Mall) __Full Circle Pizza (Pebble Creek) __Hawkeye NYS Pizza (Cross Creek) __La Prima Pizza (next to Target) __900º Woodfired Pizza (Wiregrass Mall) __NY NY Pizza (BBD in Seven Oaks)

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__Gonna China (Hollybrook Plaza) __Ho King (Highwoods) __Ho Wok (next to Target) __Kwan Ming Bistro (S.R. 56) __Liang’s Bistro (North Palms/BBD) __New China King (Cross Creek) __Shang Hai Chinese (Eiland Blvd./Publix) __Sushi Ko (New Tampa Center) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Soho Sushi (Bearss Ave.) __Sushi Café (Highwoods) __Sushi Ko (New Tampa Center) __Sukhothai (Highwoods) __Takara Sushi & Sake Lounge (Oak Ramble) __Tokyo Grill & Sushi (Eiland Blvd./Publix) __Yamato Japanese Stkhs (Wiregrass Mall) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Saffron Indian Cuisine (Cross Creek) __Sukhothai (Highwoods) __Thai Ruby (Shoppes of Amberly) __Top Thai (Live Oak) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Peabody’s Billiards & Games __PizzaMania (Wiregrass Mall) __Pizzazone (Tampa Palms) __Taste of New York Pizza (Highwoods) __Woodfired Pizza (Bearss Ave.) __Woody’s Pizza & Wings (Village Market) __Wolf’s Den (S.R. 56) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________

__Mulligan’s Irish Pub (Pebble Creek CC) __Oakley’s Grille (North Palms) __Peabody’s Billiards & Games (Amberly) __PJ Dolan’s Irish Pub (Bearss Ave.) __Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club __Poolside Café (Saddlebrook) __ Taste of Boston (Shoppes at New Tampa) __TD’s Sports Bar (Saddlebrook) __Wolf’s Den (S.R. 56) __Write-In (must name)___________________

My Favorite Hamburger Restaurant In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Burger Monger (Shoppes at New Tampa) __Burger 21 (Trout Creek/BBD) __Café Fresco (S.R. 56) __Dempsey’s Too Lounge (Saddlebrook) __GrillSmith (Wiregrass Mall) __Hunter’s Green Country Club __Lexington Oaks Golf Club My Favorite Latin/Mexican Restaurants In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Café Olé (Cross Creek) __Casa Ramos (Shoppes of Amberly) __Café Fresco (S.R. 56) __Don Pan Int’l Bakery (Shoppes at NT ) My Favorite Greek/Mediterranean Restaurants In New Tampa/Wesley Chapel (Pick or write-in one)

__Acropolis (Oak Ramble) __Apna Kabab House (Live Oak) __Hungry Greek (across BBD from FHWC) My Favorite Bars & Taverns In New Tampa & Wesley Chapel (Number no more than #s 1-5)

__Acropolis (Oak Ramble) __Back 9 Café (Heritage Isles CC) __CineBistro (The Grove) __Dempsey’s Steak House (Saddlebrook) __Dempsey’s Too Lounge (Saddlebrook) __GrillSmith (Wiregrass Mall) __Halftime Sports Lounge (New Tampa Ctr) __Hunter’s Green Country Club __Lexington Oaks Golf Club __Linkster’s Tap Room (Highwoods)

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__La Cubanita Café (New Tampa Center) __La Fuente Mexican Cuisine (Cross Creek) __Las Palmas Café (Pebble Creek) __Latin Twist Café (across BBD from FHWC) __Vallarta’s (Village Market) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Little Greek (New Tampa Center) __ Petra Mediterranean Cuisine (Highwoods) __Pita’s Republic (County Line Rd.) __Zeko’s Express (New Tampa Center Mobil) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Mulligan’s Irish Pub (Pebble Creek CC) __Peabody’s Billiards & Games (Amberly) __PJ Dolan’s Irish Pub (Bearss Ave.) __Poolside Café (Saddlebrook) __PrimeBar (Wiregrass Mall) __Quail Hollow Country Club __Stonewood Grill & Tavern (Tampa Palms) __Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club __TD’s Sports Bar (Saddlebrook) __Toast Fine Wine & Café (Oak Ramble) __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________ __Write-In (must name)___________________

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Continued from page 43 and beef meatballs, a hefty serving of spaghetti and one breast of chicken parmigiana. One woman who had just polished off a plate of just the spaghetti and meatballs proclaimed the meatballs as “the best in town” and it was hard to argue with her. Justin, who spent eight years at a fine The grilled pork chop (above) and fresh cannolis dining restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI, before (bottom) are new & improved at Ciao! relocating to Florida, also says he really party room, catering and more. Check it out hopes to build Ciao!’s lunchtime business, and let me and Justin (who says he wants with an array of tasty new sandwiches, all your feedback) know what you think. served with either waffle fries or potato Ciao! Italian Bistro is located at 2001 wedges. The only one we got to sample was Piazza Ave. in the Shops at Wiregrass. For the chicken pesto pannini with flame-grilled reservations (not required) and info, call chicken, pesto, roasted peppers and pro907-2200 or visit CiaoItalianBistro.com. volone cheese. Other options include a crab cake sandwich, chicken salad, a half-lb. angus burger and a chicken parm sandwich on French bread. Ciao also now features homemade desserts and the chocolate chip and pistachio cannolis (photo above) were definitely yummy. And, Ciao! still features a super-premium bar, a nice kids menu, large private

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NEW TAMPA & WESLEY CHAPEL H E L P

HELP WANTED - Hiring housekeeper, with car and valid driver’s license. Spanish a plus. Call: 813.758.9710 or 813.758.9745 NOW INTERVIEWING - Experienced Medical Assistant position. F/T or P/T. To inquire please email resume to bobbie@fwctampa.net or call (813-994-0611 opt.1) and ask for Bobbie. HELP WANTED - New Tampa medical office needs back office clerical support. 15-20 hours per week. Must be very detail-oriented. Some phone responsibilities as well as filing and other clerical duties. Email resume to Sara No phone calls please. doctor@floridawoundcare.com. HELP WANTED - Cooks, Servers, Cashier & Kitchen Help, Exp’d or Eager Beginners - FULL CIRCLE PIZZA & GRILL – Successful pizzeria/ restaurant in Pebble Creek Collection on BBD now hiring. Full- & part-time available. Bring resume & references to Full Circle Pizza (19651 BBD, Suite B2), Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & ask for Ron. HELP WANTED - Need someone to iron clothes. If interested please call 813.991.0159.

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TRANQUILITY POOL SERVICE - New Tampa owned & operated. Great Pricing with outstanding customer service! LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED. See why we are New Tampa and Wesley Chapel’s #1 Choice!! New customer’s ONE MONTH FREE! Call Chris Today @ (813) 857-5400 or visit www.TranquilityPoolService.com AQUATEC POOL SERVICE - keeping pools clear & swim safe since 1994. WE DO POOLS RIGHT! Commercial & Residential. CPO #33-303052 Licensed & Insured. Service guarantee. Call (813) 312-5694 TODAY and get 1 MONTH OF QUALITY SERVICE FOR FREE. www.aquatecpool.com

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST – An established New Tampa outpatient clinic is hiring a part-time PT to provide customized, one-on-one care. Fax resume to (813) 994-3080

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TAI CHI CLASSES - open to the public at the Club Tampa Palms. Benefits: Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Focus and reduced stress. New Beginner 6 week courses starting every few months. Adults Course: Thursday evening’s 7-8 pm. Seniors Course: Tuesday afternoons 12-1 pm. Space is limited! Also personal instruction in Tai Chi, Kempo Karate, Boot Camp Fitness training and more. With more than 30 years of training and teaching experience. Please contact me for more details or go to: chuan-fa.org. Peter #787-7560 or E-mail peter@chuan-fa.org LICENSED MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPIST Available seven days a week, 9am -9pm. $55 for 1 hour! Types of massage available: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aroma Therapy, Hot Stone, Corporate Seated, Pregnancy, Sports & Injury Rehab. References available. www.barkdollmassagetherapy.com CALL (727) 372-6389 Lic #MA47546. GROUP THERAPY CLASSES – 4 groups starting: 1) Adult Stress Management, 2) Children’s Social Skills, 3) Parenting Skills, and 4) Mind-Body Wellbeing. Cost: $20-$30 per week. Conducted by licensed therapists with over 10 years of experience. Limited Space, Call Today. We also provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Call Dr. Brad Palermo, Licensed Psychologist – (813)-666-5885 www.Tampa-Therapy.com

M I S C E L L A N E O U S NO TIME - NEED TO RUN ERRANDS or STRANDED? Call 813-263-4444 for: Professional Assistance, Concierge Services, Confidant/Companion, Transportation, Errands, Personal and Professional Care. Hourly, Daily & Long Term Rates Tampa Palms/ New Tampa Area TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE, FRIENDLY.

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JASMINE’S LANDSCAPING - Complete lawn maintenance, Tree, palm and hedge trimming, Planting, mulching, stones, Sod replacement, Pressure washing, Gutter cleaning and more. Cited by your HOA for violations? Need to comply for: Pressure washing, Trimming, Mulching, Sod replacement, Sprinkler repair or Mailbox repair or replacements?Ask about our HOA SPECIAL! FREE ESTIMATE! (813) 420-4465

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CAR SERVICES – Don’t Have a Ride? Don’t Want to Leave Your Car? Shouldn’t Drive? We Drive You and Your Car Home! Night Clubs, Corporate Events, Sporting Events, Concerts, Appointments, Airport or Stranded... Call Jay at (813) 966-1530.

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TURN YOUR CLUTTER INTO CASH! - Garage & estate sales, inventory liquidation,& appraisal services. We'll sell it for you online!We evaluate & appraise your products then get you top dollar. We do the work you get the cash. Ask me how, contact Mary at 813-428-5793

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DRY WALL SPECIALIST - Not a handyman. Affordable Quality Work repairing water damage, ceilings and walls, retexturing, popcorn removal, room additions, cracks, holes, plaster and stucco repair. 26 Years Experience. Wesley Chapel resident. State Certified. Call Ron for a free estimate (813) 784-5999

BELLA’S CLEANING SERVICES - Reliable, affordable, professional, detail oriented. I have references. Free estimates. I have many satisfied customers in New Tampa, with 5 years experience. Call: 941544-7451. M.Y. CLEANING SERVICE - Offering Residential cleaning, complete bath & kitchen cleaning, as well as dusting & polishing furniture. We provide our own supplies. Free estimates! Your satisfaction is our priority! With 5 years of experience, we guarantee meticulous cleaning! Call Mila: (813) 516-3554.

RAYMOND PAINTING – Interior & Exterior pressure washing, paper hanging, plaster, stucco, tiles, clean & seal pavers, roofing leaks, etc. Licensed & Bonded. References available. Free Estimates. Your Neighborhoond Arbor Greene Resident. We work 7 days. Call 994-5124.

DISCOUNT JUNK REMOVAL!!! - No job to big or to small! Same day service. Senior discount. Servicing the New Tampa & Wesley Chapel, as well as surrounding areas for over 11 years. Furniture, yard debris, garage clean out, & any other items. Call Lamar Today – 813.285.4674.

DAVID BRIDGES PRESSURE CLEANING Complete exterior cleaning of your home or business with a professional and personal touch. - Pool decks and screen enclosures - All fencing/ driveways and walkways/roofs - Gutter and downspouts. Find your happiness in a fresh, bright clean home. Your neighbors will love you for it! All work guaranteed. Licensed and insured. (813) 215-1177

Squeaky Clean Home Services - is a residential cleaning company offering weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly services. We also specialize in move-in/move-out cleanup. All supplies & equipment provided. We are an Owner Operator company w/ over 20 years experience. "If it Needs to be Clean, We're your Team! Call us for your free in home estimate today! 813625-6045

WEST COAST FLOORING INC - Hardwood, Laminate, and Carpet; Over 25 years experience in sales and installations; Repairs: Large and small jobs; We even do exterior pavers; Free estimates - Call Doug at (813) 215-4817

D-ULTRA CLEANING SERVICE - We have our own supplies & more than 300 clients in New Tampa! For more information, Call 758-9710.

HANDYMAN SERVICES - Handyman Services, Disposal and fan installations. Painting, dry wall repair, calking, tile and wooden floor installations, gutter cleaning, and much more. Great prices! Call 813.907.6994.

CYD Professional Cleaning Services Residential & Commercial - Weekly, bi-Weekly & monthly rates- Flexible scheduling, including weekends. 'Green' cleaning solutions available upon request. We provide all cleaning supplies. Quality cleaning at AFFORDABLE prices. Over 6 years experience. You'll have the same, uniformed cleaning professional every time! Call Katherine (813) 494-6005

D & D PRESSURE WASHING - licensed and insured. We clean driveways, sidewalks, homes, pool decks, screen enclosures, fences and other items. Free estimates. Call Dina or Doug 813-949-5131 www.ddpressurewash.com

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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIRS. - Carpentry, Dry wall, Exterior/Interior Painting, Window/Door installation, Floor Installation, Home/Office repairs. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates (813)-382-1606 rogerhandyman@verizon.net

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PROFESSIONAL TENNIS LESSONS - Recently relocated USPTA/PTR teaching professional available for private/group/team tennis lessons. Former Head Tennis Professional at the #2 and #3 Tennis Resorts in the U.S. Past coach of former #1 singles player at the University of Florida. Call Steve Brady at (843) 4223993 or email sbrady@hargray.com PIANO LESSONS/TUTORING - Located in Live Oak Preserve for children, teens, and adults. I am a highly qualified/certified Florida teacher specializing in piano, music theory, language arts, reading, writing, geography, elementary math, beginning Spanish, and FCAT/test preparation. Mention this ad and receive your first session for FREE! Now scheduling for the new 2013-2014 school year! Contact Mrs. Daley at 813-468-1424 to reserve your spot! BABYSITTER/NANNY - looking for new clients. I sit days/evenings/weekends. 813.220.7030. Excellent references. hughjul5@yahoo.com

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CLEAN FIRST TIME - Let Clean First Time of Hillsborough serve you! We offer office cleaning, new home/renovation construction cleaning, Community Center cleaning, window cleaning & more, at times & intervals to suit you! We are fully insured & can provide current references. If a good work ethic & attention to detail are important to you, give us a call! 813.313.8468

GREG’S PAPERHANGING – For all of your wallpapering needs. Licensed & insured, clean, quick & reasonable. Call 973-2767 for free estimate.

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V&J CLEANING SERVICES, LLC. -Residential Commercial cleaning. Quality service. Affordable rates. Reliable, flexible scheduling. Supplies & equipment provided. Call Elizabeth for free estimates 813.454.3082.

NEED HOME MAINTENANCE –Almost any job, large or small, ext/int, fencing , screening, sm. concrete, sprinklers, painting, repairs, int. doors, locks, sheet rock, windows, paint, caulk, grout, trim, shelving, garages organized. Installations, removals, pressure washing, wood restoration & more. Call Dale’s Home Maintenance @ 973-0194 or 727-2582.

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PROFESSIONAL TECH SUPPORT – in your home or small business. A+ certified computer tech with 20 years of exp. Maintenance & repairs, upgrades & tutoring. More affordable than the large chains! Friendly, personalized svc. Technical jargon explained in plain English. Remote assistance available. References available upon request. Call 957-8342 for free estimate. DO YOU HATE YOUR COMPUTER?!? - WE CAN HELP YOU! Troubleshooting, installation, networking & virus removal. WE COME TO YOU! Servicing residential & businesses, w/ over 25 years experience. Contact Jeffrey Blank (813) 973-4507 today! www.WSICA.COM; Wsica@wsica.com

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TAMPA CAT LADY- Professional Cat-Sitting Service. Cats are happiest in their own home, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds, & smells. When you are away, we feed, cuddle, & play with your kitties & clean & dispose of litter. Insured, bonded, & Red-Cross certified in pet first aid/CPR. Call 994-9449 or visit www.TampaCatLady.com. NEW TAMPA PET SITTING SERVICES Under New Ownership! Please call Larisa at (813) 5463887. Thank-you for your business over ALL these years! Please call Marina at (813) 416-5301 for references!

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