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RESIDENT Magazine F A I T H F U L LY S E R V I N G T H E W E S L E Y C H A P E L / N E W TA M PA C O M M U N I T Y • AUGUST 2017


The road to success is paved in bacon and maple icing!





...all in town




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for themselves Tampa Bay-wide. Check out their incredible story on page 14! We love to hear from you - if you have a story idea, event or photo, please send it to us at editorial@! If you’re a business owner in Wesley Chapel or New Tampa,

your name needs to be on Resident Magazine’s pages. We strive each month to provide high quality, relevant content that appeals to our readers… who are YOUR future customers. Contact us today at advertising@residentmagazine. net for more information.

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ugust is officially upon us! Back-to-school time for the kiddos means school shopping, homework, bus stops and packing lunches... not to mention the sports and activities that are starting up again. We here at Resident Magazine feel your pain, parents, so we’ve put together some helpful information this month to aid in your backto-school journey! Check out our list of schools with their contact information and start dates! We’ve

also added an Essential Phone Numbers listing – sometimes it’s easier to have a printed list handy than to Google it! We’re also proud to bring you Local Eats, Churches in Town and of course, our Big List of Events – all focused HyperLocally on YOU.


This month our feature story will make your mouth water – the owners of the Mini Doughnut Factory are Wesley Chapel residents who have made a name

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Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF.


Patti Smith brings over 24 years of experience in advertising and publishing. She contributes to the team her insight and knows how to think out of the box. When Patti isn't busy helping others, she spends time with her beautiful daughter Loryn.


David has been helping local businesses grow for the last 5 years in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area. As a PGA Member for 18 years, he has done everything from playing professionally to running both semi and private golf courses. David and his wife Kelly are new parents to Axel Stone and their daughter Kendal Victoria.

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Susan Gulash is a creative individual who loves the complete design process - from research to conception to completion. She has over 13 years experience in graphic/ web design, and is the owner of Gulash Graphics. She attended and graduated from IRSC & USF. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls.


Wendy is an enthusiastic freelancer and blogger for Melanoma and patient advocacy. A Michigan Native, she earned an Associates in Business while pursuing a Master's in Psychology. Her expansive professional skills, ranging from front-line medical treatments to government and legal proficiency demonstrate the diversity in both her personal life and chosen career path. Her passion for photography and dedication to spreading love and compassion emanates from her cherished free time with her husband and their three children.


Pat, a native of Northwest Indiana calls Wesley Chapel her home for the past three years. She owned her own business for 35 years and was an Ad Junct teacher at the local community college. Pat and her husband now enjoy life and their four young grandchildren. As a Resident Magazine sales associate, Pat enjoys meeting local business people and helping them grow their successes.


Bob is thrilled to bring his passion for photography to Resident Magazine. He shoots for magazines and corporations as well as local businesses. By last count he has photographed over 40,000 people in his 23 years as a photographer! He is a dad, husband, proud Rotarian, musician, emcee, and is excited to play a part in the growth of Wesley Chapel and New Tampa.


Heather Morales grew up in Nevada but always promised herself she would live near the beach. A Florida resident of more than 10 years now, she still can’t get enough of the ocean and spends her free time on the water paddle boarding.


Janeth Lopez is a military spouse of over 20 years and recently relocated to the New Tampa area. She has several years experience helping military families and is thrilled to meet the local business owners in the area. She is a dedicated mother of two teenagers that keep her busy and enjoys visiting with her parents who live in Wesley Chapel.



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ocial Security benefits are a cornerstone of retirement income for many Americans. Yet, deciding when to start collecting benefits can be a puzzle, and the solution is different for everyone. You can claim Social Security as early as age 62, or delay it until your 70th birthday. The longer you wait, the larger your monthly benefit will be. There are a variety of ways you can structure your Social Security claiming strategy, based on your income needs, personal savings and retirement goals. Use the following three scenarios to evaluate what timing is best for you:

cover living costs and prevent you from having to draw down significant sums from your personal savings. Therefore, this form of cash flow can help sustain your savings for what could be decades in retirement. However, if you keep working after you claim and your income exceeds the earnings limit, you might sacrifice some of your current Social Security benefits until you reach full retirement age.

Those who claim early will receive a smaller monthly benefit. If you are retired or plan to retire early, claiming Social Security before full retirement age may make sense. Social Security can help you

at an earlier age. For a married couple needing an income boost, it may be wise to have the lower earning spouse (who qualifies for a lower Social Security benefit) be the one who claims benefits first. This is because if the

Claiming beneďŹ ts at full retirement age

A working spouse plans to claim her full retirement benefit at age 66. Claiming helps provide a cash flow cushion as she and her husband begin a slow transition Starting Social Security early into retirement. Her benefit A person who will retire at of$2,733 per month would be 32 age 62 is counting on Social percent higher if she waited until Security to help meet income age 70, but she will collect a needs once retirement begins. minimum of $32,796 per year in His monthly benefit will be benefits beginning at age 66. $1,500, 25 percent below what Waiting until full retirement age he would have received at age to claim benefits means that your 66, which is his full retirement monthly paycheck will be higher age. than if you began taking them

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spouse earning the higher Social Security benefit is the first to die, the surviving spouse will begin to collect that person’s higher benefit. Therefore, it may make sense to have the higher-earning spouse delay claiming until he or she qualifies for the highest possible benefit. Collecting beneďŹ ts as late as possible Starting on his or her 70th birthday, a person can begin collecting the maximum benefit. Knowing this, a wife who is the highest-earning spouse waits until turning 70 to first collect Social Security, generating income of $3,224 per month. That is 32 percent higher than the $2,450 monthly benefit she qualified for at full retirement age.

If you choose to keep working, or you rely on your savings until you claim at age 70, you will qualify to receive the maximum monthly benefit. After age 70, the maximum amount does not change, so there is no reason to delay collecting beyond your 70th birthday. Waiting to claim may make sense if you plan to continue working later in life or if you have sufficient assets to satisfy your income needs once you retire without risking your long-term financial security. Be mindful when making decisions Determining when to claim Social Security is something that is best done in the context of your overall retirement plan. Know what other sources of income are available and how those can best be utilized in conjunction with Social Security. Discussing this matter with your financial advisor can help you make suitable choices for your circumstances

Lauren Hopper is a Financial Advisor with Mclendon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. She offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 16 years. You may contact her at


ESSENTIAL PHONE NUMBERS NEW TAMPA Tampa Police Department (813) 931-6500 Neighborhood Watch Program (813) 931-6541 Code Enforcement - (813) 690-4631


Withlacoochee River Electric (352) 588-5115 | Electric Power Outage/ Safety Concerns (352) 588-5115

Electrical Power Outage or Safety Concern - 1-877-588-1010

Water/Sewer/Reclaimed/Solid Waste Pasco County Utilities (352) 521-4825

Hurricane Info Desk During an Emergency (813) 274-7700

TECO/ Peoples Gas (813) 247-8200

Public Works Emergency After Hours - (813) 274-3101


Tree Hotline/Emergency Illegal Tree Removal (813) 258-8733 Fallen Tree (Business Hours) (813) 274-8615

Pasco County Code Enforcement (727) 847-8171

Public Works Emergency (800) 368-2411

Fallen Tree (After Hours) (813) 931-2168

Pasco County Code Enforcement - (727) 847-8171


Tree Hotline/Emergency Illegal Tree Removal (813) 258-8733

Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) (813) 223-0800 | City of Tampa Water Department (813) 274-8811 City of Tampa Wastewater Department - (813) 247-3451

Fallen Tree (Business Hours) (813) 274-8615 Fallen Tree (After Hours) (813) 931-2168 Animal Control (813) 929-1212

Wastewater Emergency (813) 259-1693

Alligator Nuisance Hotline (813) 392-4286

Water Department Emergency Services - (813) 274-7400

Driver’s License & Automobile Registration – (813) 235-6020

City of Tampa Solid Waste (813) 348-1146


Alligator Nuisance Hotline (813) 392-4286

Post Office – (813) 991-7846 Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (813) 929-5000

Animal Services - (813) 744-5660 Sidewalk Issues - (813) 274-3101 Street Repairs - (813) 274-3101 New Tampa Regional Library (813) 273-3652


Wesley Chapel District Office (813) 907-9081 New River Branch Library (813) 788-6357

New Tampa Community Park (813) 975-2792 WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET | FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551

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AUGUST 5 THE BIG LATCH ON Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm Location: Florida Department of Health in Pasco County, 11611 Denton Ave., Hudson, FL Cost: For more information contact Gabby Flores at (727) 505- 4561 | Email: gflores@ FRESH MARKET Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit BLOOD DRIVE Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit AUGUST 7 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit

MENCHIE'S SMILEY HOUR Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit AUGUST 9 IRISH 31 LADIES NIGHT Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit AUGUST 11 VOM FASS SANGRIA NIGHT Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: Must RSVP. For more information visit www. AUGUST 14 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit AUGUST 15 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES, 1-NIGHT CLASS Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel FL

Cost: Fees Apply. AUGUST 18 GPCC|WCCC SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS DINNER & AWARDS Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Tampa Suncoast Parkway, 2155 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz Cost: $60 per person or $500 Corporate Table of 8 AUGUST 17 VOM FASS TOUR OF SCOTLAND Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: Must RSVP. For more information visit www. AUGUST 19 FRESH MARKET Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit THE BRASS TAP MUSIC W/ LANNY Z Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit


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NEWBORN CARE CLASS, 1-NIGHT CLASS Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel FL Cost: Fees apply.

AUGUST 20 PREPARED CHILDBIRTH, 1-DAY EXPRESS CLASS Time:1:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel FL Cost: Fees Apply. AUGUST 21 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit

AUGUST 22 OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS AND THEIR DANGERS Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel - 4th Floor Classroom Cost: Free to attend.

AUGUST 26 CLERKS FOR A CURE GOLF SCRAMBLE Time: 7:30pm - 2:30pm Location: Silverado Golf & Country Club, 36841 Clubhouse Drive, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 Cost: $65 per person entry fee. For more information visit www.

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit SEPTEMBER 13 "BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK" CALLING ALL MOMS! Times: 9:00am - 12:30pm &

1:00pm - 4:30pm FREE community event to help moms who have been out of the workforce, or are getting into the workforce for the first time. Free Giveaways & Inspirational Speakers! Cost: Free to attend. Contact for more info.

AUGUST 28 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit AUGUST 31 FITNICHE PUB RUN Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm


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of new Tampa Twitter@NewTampaRotary For more information, visit

Rotary Club of New Tampa

Donates Over $44,000 to 23 Local Non-profit Organizations and The Rotary Foundation

•Rotary Feeds America; Fisher House Joshua Hospital • Rotary Feeds America; Feeding America Tampa Bay • Rotary Camp Florida •Pasco Sheriff’s Charities Inc; K-9 Divisions Sophia’s Lemonade Stand •USF Diabetes Care • USF Rotaract • VSA Florida •The Rotary International Foundation. “The entire Rotary Club of New Tampa worked tirelessly throughout the year for today’s successful results,” said Club President Brice Wolford. “We are focused on our local community and organizations that have a direct impact on our neighbors. Today is our opportunity to invest in those organizations and help them achieve their goals. We are able to do that because of the community members who support our events. The Rotary Club of New Tampa’s membership represents a crosssection of the community’s business and professional men and women. Membership in the Rotary Club of New Tampa provides the opportunity to become connected to the community, work with others in addressing community needs, and interact with other professionals in the community. New members are welcome. Club meetings are held Fridays at 7 a.m. at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. For more information, visit


n Friday June 30th, the Rotary Club of New Tampa donated $44,795 to 23 local non-profits and The Rotary Foundation during their annual Contribution Celebration. The local non-profits were recognized for their work making our community a better place. The non-profits receiving donations include: •Alzheimer’s Association Florida • Community Stepping Stones •DACCO (Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office Foundation) •Faces of Courage Foundation •Girl Scouts of West Central Florida •Gracepoint Foundation •Hillsborough Literacy Council •March of Dimes • Megumi Orphanage in Bolivia •Oasis Network of Tampa Bay • Opportunity to Play Inc •Osher Lifelong Learning Institute •Perinatal Comfort Care • Relay for Life New Tampa • Rotary Club of Harare Zimbabwe Page 12 | August 2017

NEWEST MEMBERS Inducted in July 2017: Marian Braun, Debra Wolfe, and Liza Marie Garcia, with WNC Membership Chair, Mary Adele Cluck.


oin the vibrant ladies of Women-n-Charge on Friday, August 4th from 11:15am1:15pm at Pebble Creek Country Club (10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, 33647). The meeting includes lunch, a feature speaker, and time to network. We share our talents, build relationships, and share our resources with other women in business. The cost is $15 for members and $18 for all guests.

Please register at For more information, please contact Judy at 813-6009848 or admin@women-n-charge. com. For our August Meeting WNC Tea Director, Barbara Brekke and Play Director, Anne Childers will give a presentation on our upcoming Tea Party and Dinner Theatre fundraiser, Mayhem on Maui.


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threaded, manual microblading feels oddly similar. Microblading is a multi-step process and results are usually not seen until after your second session. This second session is called a touchup. There is also another step that can intensify your results with a power fill. The technician uses a different type of blade, and this increases dimension and intensifies color in your brows. When I made my appointment I was wary because I don't handle pain well. To my surprise I was numbed enough that I was able to relax and enjoy the procedure. Aside from waking up with a full brow already on, the coolest thing about microblading is that it can help people reach their brow goals whether they're starting with a little or a lot of hair. You never have to use another brow product again if you don't want to! Natalie Sue at Arts of Attraction couldn't have been more detailed and educated about the process. She does provide a consultation where both of you decide on the best shape and form of eyebrows for your face and complexion. To get your microblading, tattoo removal or permanent makeup done contact Natalie Sue at her beauty lounge located at 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, Suite 170 St. Petersburg Florida, 33702


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MINI DOUGHNUTS HOME The road to success is paved in bacon and maple icing! BY WENDY M. DODD


rom hitting it big in real estate to losing millions when the market crashed, Wesley Chapel residents Patrick and Zezura Ruddell are no strangers to the highs and lows that come with entrepreneurship. Searching for something a little more ‘recession proof’ and that the whole family could be involved with, the Ruddell’s got into the Mini Doughnut making business on November 15th, 2015 and haven’t looked back since. In fact, they are looking forward at a very bright future. Currently with one location running in South Tampa – and lines out the door every weekend – they are slated to open in both St. Pete and Carrolwood by the end of the year. And next on the list is good ‘ole Wesley Chapel.


Patrick & Zezura Ruddell (P&Z): We've been involved in real estate since 2005 but when the market crashed around 2008 we were devastated. We lost millions... we lost everything. We'd flipped between 700 to 800 houses over our career, so of course 2008 hurt, but you shed some tears and you move on. As we started over, we decided to invest in multiple arenas because real estate is cyclical; the risk of losing it all again was just too high. We moved on to multiple new ideas involving business via the Internet. One was buying and selling domain names; sort of a 'virtual real estate'. We did well with that venture as well, netting roughly five million.

With success often comes some uphill climbs along the way, and the Ruddell’s are no different. When the struggles of balancing family life and a rapidly expanding business threatened to tear their relationship apart, the couple knew Blogging was another area we they needed to find a working expanded into, writing thousands balance to save both. of articles to teach others to buy and sell domain names. The more Resident Magazine sat down with I (Patrick) learned, the more the power couple to get the scoop I wrote. I was teaching others on their keys to success, how to as I was learning the industry balance work with family, and myself. We eventually held our where in Wesley Chapel they plan own conference on the industry, to open a Mini Doughnut Factory! spreading the word on what 'domain names' are and what they Resident Magazine (RM): Tell us do. When we sold one of our last about your entrepreneurial journey domains,, before the sweet treats. we felt it was time to get back into real estate. WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET | FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551

In 2012, we were coaching others to flip houses. They bring us the deals, we provide the financing, walk them through the process of finding a buyer and closing; ultimately creating a system where we were only working about four hours per week. We were essentially semiretired, but retirement is boring to be honest, and we wanted something the kids could do. So, we woke up one morning thinking about doughnuts, and said, "Let's do it," so we did. RM: How did the idea come about for mini doughnuts? P&Z: Actually, it wasn’t quite part of our original idea. We knew we wanted to make custom, made to order doughnuts; the 'mini' part came into play right before we opened. A friend of ours in Canada mentioned that mini doughnuts are a huge thing up there, so we did some research and found that you really only see mini doughnuts at fairs and such. Some rolled in sugar or powder and others drizzled with toppings, but nothing really mainstream here in the US. So we thought we'd combine our ideas to create a new take on

doughnuts; fresh, made to order MINI doughnuts. RM: What has been the biggest challenge to your entrepreneurial success, mini doughnuts or otherwise? P&Z: I guess I'll give you two answers to that one. I'd say for our Mini Doughnut Factory, learning to balance family time was the biggest challenge. In the beginning, we were really struggling with that. We sacrificed family time for the business, which in some ways is necessary for any entrepreneur, until it began dramatically affecting our marriage. Finding a balance between the two was really the key to success; without that balance, it becomes a burden on your family and the business can never truly be a success. We make sure to take a weekly date night, and family nights as well. We even take our kids to meetings, photo shoots and other endeavors with us. The other challenge was keeping up with demand. With a 1200 square foot space in South Tampa and terrible parking, busy times equal a bit of chaos. Our customer's love and support means the world to us, so we're constantly working to maximize our space and update our technology to make it even more enjoyable. It's a learning process; we've never worked in the restaurant industry before, Continued on page 16

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and we were not prepared for the store to be this successful, this fast. RM: Why do you think the Mini Doughnut Factory has been so successful, so quickly? P&Z: We've been in business about a year and a half now. South Tampa is a big area for 'foodies' who tend to be very accepting of the little mom and pop chains; I really believe that helped us. Also, it was a new product, which makes it fun and exciting. We have customers that will share a photo of their doughnut on social media, bragging about visiting our store and from there ten new people will discover us. We created our business to be a show. When you walk in, you see the doughnuts being made; you smell them, you see them being mixed and deep-fried right in front of you. We tell our staff Page 16 | August 2017

they're 'on stage;' they're putting on a show for the customers, and that's very important to us. The consumer's anticipation builds as they move through the line, watching the whole process, and once they reach the end, our product cannot disappoint. We want them to have a fresh, quality product. There isn't another place around where you can buy a fresh, quality made doughnut. There are now six other companies that have adopted what we do, but we're still the best. We were voted #1 doughnut shop in Tampa Bay, by 'Best of the Bay.' Hopefully our 'doughnut family,' that's what we like to call our customers, will vote for us and we'll take #1 again. RM: Fan favorite? P&Z: The sweet pig is our best seller, it's a hot, vanilla cake doughnut glazed in maple icing topped with crispy, chopped bacon.

RM: What is it about mini doughnuts that you love? P&Z: For me, I love seeing the smiles on people's faces. It's about genuinely making people happy. If they're having a good day and celebrating, or if they're having a bad day and need a pick me up, we're there with sweet treats. I love coming in on Sundays to sit and talk with our customers. They're there with their family gathered around a table, enjoying doughnuts and connecting. It's really an honor to be part of that. You can't say that about real estate; that's about numbers. This is fun. We’ve had customers that have become really good friends, and of course most of our friends are customers as well. Our children being involved has also been great, they’ve been there from day one. This is something they can do, that they also enjoy. From running the cash register, to barista, to making the dough; they can contribute. We have days that are quite exhausting though and we have to remember they are kids.

Like National Doughnut Day, we worked from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm; I think the kids mentioned jokingly about taking an Uber home at some point(laughs). Our kids are very independent and strong willed; at the end of the day they are what we raised them to be. My parents never taught me about becoming an entrepreneur, they taught me to get a job and work for 30 years to earn my retirement. We raised our children to be open to new ideas and we'll support them no matter what. Our son, he's definitely going to go to college, and that's a good thing. My daughter is a mini-me, she's a hustler; she does what she needs to do, to get things done. We are in the process of shifting our children from public school to home school. We'll be traveling quite a bit with the new stores opening and this way they will be able to take their work with them Continued on page 17


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and finish school faster. Right now they are both in the gifted programs at school and we feel this could be more beneficial. They'll also be able to observe and learn from us as seasoned entrepreneurs as they grow, allowing us to give them responsibilities over time such as accounting and inventory. RM: What other products can customers get at the Mini Doughnut Factory? P&Z: We have matching milkshakes, soft serve ice cream sundaes and our newest addition, doughnut; ice cream sandwiches. Whatever flavor you choose for your doughnut we can make an ice cream treat to match. Right now we're still perfecting the ice cream sandwich process; it will be added to our menu this month.

Just to add in a fun fact that we haven't went public with yet, our new St. Pete store will be serving beer and wine as well...; mini doughnuts and mimosas on Sundays! RM: How does your family get involved in teh community? P&Z: For us it's important to be a part of our community, so charity work and giving back is something we are very involved with. We make sure to involve our kids; and teach them the importance of helping others along the way. We partnered with Metropolitan Ministries a while back to participate in a pizza party where we provided the mini doughnuts for those living in the shelter there. They do wonderful things there; they help young adults get through school if needed. They also teach them life skills and help get them on their feet and working toward becoming productive members

of society. We had a great time talking with the residents there; our whole family even ended up having a fun basketball game with the teenagers after the pizza party. We hold at least one charity event every month, and often we'll donate thousands of donuts. An event that stands out was a backpack drive for underprivileged kids that we participated in. Our daughter was really moved by what she observed when the younger kids were going through the line to get their donuts; one little girl had said it was the only things she'd had to eat all day. That really hit home with our daughter and, made her appreciate what we have. The Real Men Wear Pink event will be coming up soon, and with our social media following(26,000 Facebook followers and 21,000 on Instagram) we make sure to post links and share, to get others involved. Another great example is Orlando's toy drive from 94.1; they had roughly 800 bikes donated but needed volunteers to put them together. Not everyone reading this can donate money, but that's where donating your time comes in; it's just as valuable. Our social media reach helps to rally volunteers. RM: Tell us about your plans for expansion. P&Z: Our St. Petersburg store will be opening in September, we're about mid construction now. Located at 730 Fourth St N, this store will have double the seating capacity and live coffee roasting. In order to beat out the big box coffee shops, we're aiming for a locally fresh roasted coffee. That is what consumers want today, to see where and how their food is prepared from start to finish. We are in the process of signing a lease in North Tampa and working with contacts in Wesley Chapel as well. Wesley Chapel residents really support local businesses and Continued on page 18


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we love that idea of having a location so close to home. Next up will be Orlando, with one or two locations. The idea of franchising has been brought up, and in the future we may revisit that, but at this time we want to maintain ownership of our stores as we expand. By 2022, we're hoping to have 50 or more locations. RM: What do you do in your free time? Z&P: Our weekly date night is usually at Eddie V’s; it's one of our absolute favorite places in Tampa. We are foodies. We love food, and we workout hard so we can enjoy the best. Sacred Pepper is another one of our favorites; we also do a lot of charity work with both restaurants so that makes it nice. As a family, we play a lot of basketball together, have family movie nights and travel when we can. RM: If you could put up a billboard, and have it say anything, what would it say? ZR: “Expect the Unexpected.” We are constantly putting out fires, dealing with employee situations, or running out of bacon at the shop (laughs). We work it out but the constant flow of unexpected situations isn't something you're mentally prepared for when you start out in a business. PR: My billboard would be two words; “Do Good.” That's it. I'm a really big believer in 'if you do good things, good things will happen.' We try to surround ourselves with good people and do good in our community. That's really how we try to live. RM: Do you have a system for coming up with new ideas?

ZR: Usually something will happen that starts the process. We were at the Sacred Pepper and had peanut butter cookie dough with marshmallow ice cream. We ended up collaborating with them to make peanut butter cookie dough with marshmallow mini doughnut. We had our social media teams work it out together, promoted it together and now we may start collaborating more often. We're very excited for this partnership and where it may lead in the future. Our customers offer some pretty great ideas. If a customer comes in and puts together a pretty good combination, sometimes we'll take that and perfect it to see if others feel the same. We listen to our customers; we want to provide a product that they'll love over and over. Our employees have been great asset when it comes to foodie creations. Many of them attended culinary school and contribute some great techniques. You can really find new inspirations everywhere you look, even in other industries. PR: When I walk into a business, even industries completely disconnected from doughnuts, I analyze every aspect of their store. What keeps their customers coming back? What makes their decor, their food and their business stand apart? Those are the ideas we bring back and implement to make our own better. RM: What's the lesson that took the longest for you to learn? PR: I'd say something I personally struggle with would be being too complacent. When things are going good it's easy to forget to continue improving and innovate. ZR: I would agree, the hardest, biggest and longest lesson was Continued on page 19

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The road to success is paved

in bacon and maple icing!

Continued from page 18

learning to balance our family life and our business ventures. When our business was growing faster than we could keep up with, we really had to work to find a balance.

slowing anytime soon. Together they’ve learned to work through the ups and downs within their business as well as their marriage, to come out on top and stronger than ever.

Many people don't know this but when we opened our doors November 15th, we worked every single day through February 4th. Not one day off, and there were some pretty crazy times where I would have to work doubles before our staffing was adequate. I'm one of those people that can be pretty sacrificial when it’s necessary. My mind knows this is not a permanent situation and I can see the bigger picture that we’re working toward. That’s where I dig in, keep my head down and just do what I have to do. Once things are running smoothly, you sit back and see how much work you've really put in. When it comes to entrepreneurship, the Ruddell’s are at the top of their game. With the promise of at least three new stores in the near future (of course, crossing our fingers for Wesley Chapel!) there is no sign of them

Churches in Town The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 13510 North 42nd St Tampa, FL 33612 813.979.6051 St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 5340 Primrose Lake Circle Tampa, FL 33647 813.513.8822 Bridgeway Church 30660 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 813.907.1313 Grace Community 30243 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 813.994.9363 New Walk Church 35008 SR 54 Zephyrhills, FL 33541 813.469.9299 St. James United Methodist 16202 Bruce B Downs, Tampa FL 33647 813.971.4790 St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 9724 Cross Creek Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 813.907.7746 Victorious Life Church 6224 Old Pasco Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.973.2230


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ACTIVE ON CAMPUS A guide to the best political clubs to join this year BY ARIANA MACMARTIN


ow that school is almost back in session, it’s time to think about getting involved politically on campus. Joining political clubs and organizations can help you find your voice, add to your resume, and make priceless connections. Here is an essential guide to the top five clubs to join: 1. Junior State of America Junior State of America, or JSA for short, is an excellent place to begin your civic education. A club that combines drafting mock legislation and debate might not initially sound exciting, but the true crux of JSA is activism. With campaigns like “Fight Apathy” and annual conferences, the club encourages a first hand experience in the political process. Pros: a winter conference in Washington D.C. and hotel adventures galore Cons: $$ but scholarships ARE available 2. Girls/Boys State Political participation doesn’t have to be limited to the classroom. For

juniors interested in participating in anything from lobbying to lawmaking in Florida’s capitol, these programs are ideal. If selected by the American Auxiliary during the school year, you will be treated to 9 days at Florida State University where you’ll pick up a mock government position, simulate sessions of congress, and network with likeminded individuals across the state. This nationwide program is held annually and even grants a lucky few an opportunity to travel to D.C. for Boys or Girls Nation. Pros: all expenses paid Cons: only one or two participants per school 3. Student Government The quintessential club for aspiring activists, Student Government provides the tools for young people to make change within their school and beyond. Running for student council is an invaluable experience in it of itself and once elected, students have the opportunity to plan events from parades to fundraisers. Working with municipal


governments in order to work out the logistics of a homecoming parade was one of the most worthwhile learning events during my time in SGA. Pros: your first taste of any real power Cons: you really don’t have that much power 4. Mayor’s Youth Corps Founded by former Mayor Pam Iorio, this competitive program accepts forty members from grades 9 to 11 annually. Its highlights include an abundance of community service opportunities, open forums with the mayor, and sessions focused on the acquisition of indispensable job skills such as public speaking and resume writing. A standout community service opportunity offered from the corps is volunteering at Trinity Café. An upscale food shelter for the impoverished, members who volunteer help run the café and most importantly get to know members of the community they serve.

Pros: community service hours for Bright Futures Cons: a time investment 5. Speech and Debate Although not overtly political in nature, this prestigious club teaches the value of quality public discourse which is more necessary than ever before. With events such as public forum debate and student congress, students can win awards, keep up to date on pressing political topics, and most importantly, become skilled in the art of rhetoric. Pros: trophies Cons: you don’t always win trophies This list is by no means exhaustive. If your school or community doesn’t offer these programs, show some initiative and start your own! There is no limit to the opportunities you can create through participating or starting from scratch. Just don’t be afraid to get active!

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Overcoming Your


Reclaiming YOUR Life

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” ~Lao Tzu


volutionarily speaking, fear has worked wonders at keeping our species alive. Fear of danger and an early demise has kept the human race in existence with that tiny little voice internally whispering, “let’s not poke the bear, or eat the unidentified berries”. On the other hand, at what point does fear become all consuming? When does one draw the line on that little nagging voice when it begins to convince you that life has far more to fear than the obvious life threatening dangers? Fear has many faces, all of which can manifest themselves in one form or another throughout one’s life. Fear, worry, anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty, doubt and paranoia, just to name a few. I myself have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and over the years have come to realize that the majority of my anxiety stems from fear. Fear of doing something wrong, fear of what someone else might think, of never being good enough, even fear of the unknown. These fears were enough to create such a crushing anxiety of “what if’s” that eventually, they ruled my life. Currently, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety. In other words, roughly 18% of the nation's population.

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Through my own personal struggles, I’ve found these steps have helped tremendously to take back my life from the tyranny of fear based anxiety. Are you ready to start living a bit more fearlessly? Fully understand why you have the fear. Reach deep into your psyche and ask yourself, “what really makes you afraid of this”? Sometimes the support of a therapist is necessary to reach the right conclusion. Despite the stigma, it’s important to remember therapy is nothing to be ashamed of. The effort of creating the best possible you will only better your life, facing your demons and asking for help is not a weakness. Contrary to popular belief, this undertaking requires a great deal of strength and bravery. Once you understand the root of your fear, it is easier to take the necessary steps to regain control and eliminate the power it has over you. Do what you’re afraid of, repeatedly (but know your limits). Start with something small. A friend of mine had a particular fear of chickens. She was able to conquer her fear by going out and buying chicks. She raised them from adorable, fuzzy babies into adulthood, creating a situation where she was forced, daily, to face her fear as she cared for them. After a while her brain began to realize her fear of chickens was unfounded. This allowed her to take back that control and with that, the anxiety dissipated. Was it a challenge? Absolutely. Did she need to learn techniques to manage her stress and anxiety levels during the adjustment phase? Of course. Nevertheless, now she can live a life that doesn’t limit her farming lifestyle. Do something that scares you every day. It doesn’t need to be an all out adrenaline rush fear-fest. Starting with something as simple as saying “hi” to a stranger will force your comfort zone to expand in ways that are manageable and encourage positive selfgrowth. Take back control of your life starting today. For more facts and statistics on anxiety, depression, phobias, disorders and ways to reach out for treatment or help please visit


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wenty-four years of living in Florida and I had successfully resisted ever attempting scuba diving certification. This was easy because my husband and two close pals resisted it along with me. We belonged to the “Never-going-to-scuba-diveclub!” I have teased my husband and these same friends for resisting yoga the past 28 years, while I journeyed along my yogic path. I accepted their declinations of my many invitations to join me in a yoga class, always knowing how incredibly balanced and rejuvenated they would feel even after just one session. No one invited, encouraged, or even recommended we try scuba diving, but over the years, I tucked away the gems people shared about their experience of being underwater: I feel like a mermaid swimming among the fish, it is the most peaceful place I know, I am Peter Pan flying through enchanted waters, the colors…there is nothing like it, and so on. Ultimately, these comments compounded and sparked something inside until one day, I found myself at a dive store turning my No to a YES. Eight months ago, The Three aforementioned Resisters opened their hearts, minds and bodies to yoga. Trusting in ancient wisdom for physical and practical purposes as in calming the mind in a moment, relieving aches and pains of Page 24 | August 2017

To Yes

aging bodies, preventing injuries by keeping connective tissue supple and flexible, strengthening and toning muscles, and achieving balance within the body and out in life. When I asked what kept them from trying yoga sooner, their answers gave me pause as to the reasons I have kept my distance from diving: I didn’t think I could do it, I am not flexible, it looks too hard, and similar limiting words that we say to ourselves to keep us from stepping out, or shall I say diving in? My son, who was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect 23 years ago, was recently accepted into an independent four-year, college program at the University of North Florida. After

receiving the congratulations letter, he said to me, “I’m a little nervous about this.” With the heavy tanks on my back, large goggles snapped into place covering my eyes and nose, a bulky mouth piece that at first made me gag, I recalled the words of my very brave son and submerged. I began to swim cautiously in this under water pool exploration knowing I could stand and be safe, but gradually relaxing listening to the sound of my own breath. Could I really do this? At my son’s “Send- off Celebration” where he was surrounded, encouraged, and acknowledged by loved ones, he said to me, “I’m not nervous anymore.” “No?” I responded. With conviction, he said, “Nope!”

I watched my fellow divers in their process of moving from a No to a Yes and realized that when the YES appears, No disappears in an instant and all that remains is excitement and eagerness for a new adventure. Although the internal shift of No to Yes or even becoming complete and satisfied with a No occurs individually, sharing “risky” moments in life like when your child goes off to college or activities such as yoga or diving with friends and family can empower us to embrace the challenge and be bigger, more courageous than we know ourselves to be. Having a diving instructor is essential for me in this new endeavor and I would offer that having a yoga instructor to guide you along your path will teach proper techniques, prevent injuries, deepen your practice, and be a safe place for you to learn… like a three foot deep pool. Never done yoga before? Start with a private session for you and a buddy or schedule a yoga party with a group of friends! Wellcome Om Studio offers a combination of Pranayamana , Asanas, and Pratyahara (meditation) to private clients and offers a public class on Friday mornings at 9am. Check our FB page for seasonal schedules.

Anandi Thompson Author and Owner

We Wellcome OM Studio for Yoga & Wellness







ugust is the month that makes you think summer will never end. How much more heat can we endure? It has always been my least favorite month, but I’ll give August for credit for some gem days this year, two in particular.

To the delight of parents and to the chagrin of kids everywhere, August 10 marks back-to-school day in Hillsborough County. Seems early to me; does it to you too? Blessings to all students, teachers, janitors, counselors, cafeteria workers, teacher aides, and everyone who works to make the school year run smoothly, and who look out for the best possible academic outcome for students. New beginnings are always so hopeful and that goes for a new school year as well. What new dreams will be sparked? What interests will children have this year that they didn’t have last year? Which students will experience profound differences because of the care of their teachers? What new knowledge will set the course for the rest of a young child's life? Yes, new beginnings are hopeful.

Another gem day is Monday, August 21. That day will grace us with the total eclipse of the sun. Unfortunately, we here in Tampa Bay will not enjoy its full benefit, we’ll have a partial eclipse. A good chunk of the country, from Oregon to South Carolina, will enjoy the full eclipse. There is a 70 mile swath from the west coast to the east coast that will experience the eclipse in totality, meaning when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, it will become as dark as night and temperatures will drop substantially—for a couple of minutes. People have made their travel plans, including yours truly, to see this marvel.

You can also use an old school method, the pinhole: Poke a hole with a needle or a thumbtack in a sheet of paper. This piece of paper will serve as your “projector.” Stand with your back towards the Sun. Hold the piece of paper with the hole in it above your shoulder, which will shine on another piece of paper lower down (this is your “screen”) to reveal the progression of the eclipse. This will be a wondrous day! It is my wish that you will take advantage of it. The Psalmist says, “give power to God….whose power is in the skies,” (Psalm 68), and, “Yet God commanded the

skies above….” (Psalm 78). A beautiful and good world did God make! August doesn’t seem so bad, after all. Peace be to you, Laurie

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 5340 Primrose Lake Circle Tampa, FL 33647 813-513-8822

What can we do to get the best out of this rare sighting here in Tampa Bay? Timing is everything. It will start at 1:17 PM, the maximum effect will be at 2:49 PM, and it will end at 4:14 PM. Obviously, you don’t want to look at the Sun directly, even in the eclipse. You may want to order your solar eclipse sun glasses (cheap and everywhere right now; we got ours through Amazon).


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School Directory Hillsborough: Students should be registered by the beginning of June. Students' First Day of School August 10, 2017 Pasco: Students should be registered by August 12th. Students' First Day of School August 14th, 2017

TAMPA PALMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6100 Tampa Palms Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 | 813.975.7390 TURNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 9190 Imperial Oak Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 | 813. 907.9066

MIDDLE SCHOOLS BENITO MIDDLE SCHOOL 10101 Cross Creek Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 813.631.4694 LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 17400 Commerce Park Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 813.558.1180



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HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 18201 E. Meadows Rd Tampa, FL 33647 813.740.4580 HUNTER’S GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 9202 Highland Oak Dr Tampa, FL 33647 813.973.7394 PRIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 10310 Lion’s Den Dr Tampa, FL 33647 813.558.5400

SAND PINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 29040 County Line Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.794.1900 SEVEN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 27633 Mystic Oaks Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.794.0700 VETERANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 326940 Progress Pkwy Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.346.1400 WATERGRASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 32750 Over Pass Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.346.0600 WESLEY CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 30243 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.794.0100 WIREGRASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 29732 Wiregrass School Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.346.0700

FAMILY OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOLS SCHOOL 16190 Bruce B. Downs Blvd CYPRESS CREEK MIDDLE Tampa, FL 33647 HIGH SCHOOL 813.558.9343 8701 Old Pasco Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.346.4400


PRIMARY SCHOOLS DOUBLE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 31500 Chancey Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.346.0400 NEW RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 30243 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 | 813.346.0500


DR. JOHN LONG MIDDLE 2025 Mansfield Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.346.6200 THOMAS E. WHITEMAN MIDDLE 30649 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 813.794.0200

HIGH SCHOOLS CYPRESS CREEK MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL 8701 Old Pasco Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.346.4400 WESLEY CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL 30651 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.794.8700 WIREGRASS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL 2909 Mansfield Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813.346.6000

PRIVATE SCHOOLS ACADEMY AT THE LAKES 2220 Collier Pkwy Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 813.948.2133 CORBETT PREPARATORY SCHOOL OF IDS 12015 Orange Grove Dr Tampa, FL 33618 813.961.3087 EAST PASCO ADVENTIST ACADEMY 38434 Centennial Rd Dade City, FL 33525 352.567.3646 GARDEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL 6845 Boyette Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 813.991.6335 NEW LEAPS ACADEMY 27724 Cashford Cir Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.973.7938 SADDLEBROOK PREPARATORY SCHOOL 5700 Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813.907.4300

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VANESSA LÓPEZ, 15 YEARS OLD Attends Wharton HS Plays soccer and runs cross country

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eremy, their boy, woke up, pulled open the closet door and looked down at the shoes. He rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, then said hello. “Good morning!” he said to Standish, Shane, Sasha and Skipper. “Today is Mother’s Day and I’m going to make Mommy breakfast!”

All of the clothes in the closet and the clothes in the drawers and the shoes in the closet perked up, ready to help Jeremy with his plan. Jeremy bent down and gave Standish a smile. “I’m going to bring Mommy’s breakfast to her in bed. I will have to be very quiet and sneak into her bedroom, so I don’t wake her up.” All of the clothes in the drawers and the clothes in the closet agreed that it was a great idea, but looking ahead, the shoes in the closet were not as hopeful.” Page 30 | August 2017



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