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Grand Hampt n A Community Newsletter for Grand Hampton Residents

news VOL.1, ISSUE 6 | 2012


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May & June Grand Hampton Tennis News 8th Annual KIDS’ SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS with SWIM BREAK: Our 8th year at Grand Hampton promises to be our BEST EVER! Our Tennis Camp with Swim Break runs 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mon-Fri. Lots of fun games, tennis 9 to 11:30 a.m. then lunch and swim until 1 p.m. Also, certified USPTA Coaches, free Friday pizza and more... Camps fill quickly. Multi-week and multi child discounts as low as $120/week! Ages 6-16 all levels cost $150/week. Please call for info at 813-9499195. Weeks offered: June 11th-15th, June 18th-22nd, June 25th-29th, July 16th-20th, July 23rd-27th & August 6th-10th. Summer Class Tennis Schedules Posted! Now Registering. Classes fill quickly. Time to get out and exercise, meet your neighbors and get in a clinic or a league. Grand Hampton Resident Special: ADULT EVENING TENNIS CLINIC PASS only $99 for season (3 months). You can do all this conveniently at your Grand Hampton tennis courts. Check out the new tennis class and program schedules online at - go to


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Tennis Connection QuickStart Tournament Series This unique tournament series is for beginning kids ages 5-12 years of age and is held at Grand Hampton and other nearby Tennis Connection facilities. Between 15-20 kids participate per event. The Tennis courts are reduced to smaller sizes and softer, slower bouncing balls are used which increases the rally hits. For more information and past tournament results & pictures, go to www.TheTennisConnection. com or call 813-949-9195.

Grand Hampton Ladies’ USTA 3.0 Team The ladies played lots of local established club teams and did well for just their 2nd consecutive season. Weekly clinics by Grand Hampton Head Tennis Professional, Lili Arroyo, helped the team with strategy and drills. The next season is in the fall, so let’s practice hard over the summer and get a head start! Make up date: Friday, June 1st (for May) and June 29th (for June) makeup date for Grand Hampton. MAKE-UP CLASSES: Friday 4:30-5 p.m. (for GH Mon & Wed 4:30 p.m. & Sat 9 a.m. classes) Friday 5-6 p.m. (for GH Mon & Wed 5 p.m. & Sat 9:30 a.m. classes) Friday 6-7 p.m. (for GH Mon & Wed 6 p.m. & Sat 10:30 a.m. classes) For Rain make-up or any missed classes, you may attend this make-up class. Spring season just ended with our 30+ players gaining valuable playing experience and competing hard against local Tampa Bay area tennis clubs and communities. The 12A Grand Hampton Enforcers finished in 2nd place and qualified for the season-ending citywide playoffs on May 6th at Cheval Tennis Club. Our 12A GH Dominators & 12B GH Thunder just missed the cut but finished in the middle of the standings. Our 16A GH Impact played in the highest skill division, had two very

FREE TENNIS SOCIAL The next ADULT TENNIS SOCIAL is scheduled for Friday night, June 1st (for May) AND June 29th (for June) from

7-9 p.m. at GH courts. To register, email or call 949-9195. Grand Hampton Head Tennis Professional LiLi Arroyo - 813-401-9338 (cell) - USPTA Pro 3 Grand Hampton Asst. Tennis Professional Dave Kuhlman - 734-945-4792 (cell) USPTA Pro 2 Grand Hampton Tennis Director Dave Freiman - 813-949-9195 - USPTA Professional 1 v

Grand Hampton Upcoming Events: Mother’s Day Special School’s Out! Last Day Snack Summer Picnic Happy Hour Tumblebus Little Chef Classes Art Classes 3 and Under Playgroup


Grand Hampt n As the new Lifestyle Director at Grand Hampton, I am very excited to become a member of this wonderful community. It was my pleasure to meet so many of you at our Easter Eggstravaganza and I look forward to getting to know many more community members. Several upcoming events are being planned for the summer season as I am dedicated to enhancing the community living experience at Grand Hampton. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, suggestions, or just to say hello! Linda Gollin Lifestyle Director 813-777-5590 Grand Hampton

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We had a great turn out for the Easter Event this year. With nearly 350 attendees, a big thank you to all that participated!

Soccer League begins May 5th - June 30th Evaluations are April 28th at Seven Oaks Club. The league switches from Grand Hampton and Seven Oaks weekly. Ages 3-15. Practice and play on Saturdays with optional Wednesday night practice. $75.00 Swimming lessons Session #2 are from June 11th - August 15th, the cost is $140.00. Lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-8 depending on the age group. Third session is August 13th - September 20th, $100.00. Summer camp starts June 11th - the week of August 15th. Cost is $125.00 a week plus a one time $50.00 registration fee. Camp includes daily sports, swimming and movie time. Field trips offered at additional cost. Check out our website at: and register today!’ For more information call 813-843-9460.


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Ages 3 – 7 Grand Hampton Clubhouse June 29th, July 13th, 27th August 3rd 10:00am – 11:00am $12.00 Individual Class Each class, our “little chefs” learn a variety of cooking methods as they create delicious and healthy snacks designed just for them. 813-569-8684

Must be registered and paid before June 1st. SEE LINDA IN THE LIFESTYLE OFFICE or call 813-777-5590 to sign up! Make checks payable to Tumblebus. For more information log on to or call 813-482-2842

The Pets of Grand Hampton Facebook Group has been created to help the communications throughout our community with regard to any missing pets. Please register your pets on our Facebook page here: groups/265875243500732/

Kid’s Art Playhouse 3 and Under Weekly Wednesday Play Group

10 -11:30 a.m. Story Time • DVDs Crafts • Sing-Alongs Dancing Located in Grand Hampton Aerobic Room Contact Linda, Lifestyle Director, with any questions. 813-777-5590

The TUMBLEBUS Tampa is a “Gym on Wheels.” A cheerfully decorated bus, filled with fun equipment, bringing fitness and fun to Grand Hampton! Inside you will find a balance beam, monkey bars, incline mats, rings, bars, zip line and so much more! Structured lesson plans taught by certified instructors. Ages: 18 months - 5 years 30 Minute Sessions $12 Per Class or $46 per 4 Session Class Thursday Class Dates: June 14th, 21st, 28th and July 12th Schedule: Ages 3 - 5 • 1:30 – 2 p.m. Ages 18 mo - 2 • 2-2:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR ONE CLASS OR THE SESSION OF 4 SPACE IS LIMITED!

8 week classes begine June 11th 9:30 – 10:30 K thru 2nd (ages 6 & 7) 10:30 – 11:30 3rd thru 5th (ages 8-10) $96.00 per 8 Week Session MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BEFORE June 1st with Linda in the Lifestyle office. 813-777-5590 Checks made payable to Kim Cagle. For more information or for charge registrations please contact Kim Cagle at 813-997-6339 v


Grand Room $150.00 Aerobic Room $70.00 Activity Field $30.00 POOL Each Grand Hampton family may have two guests per day at no charge. Additional Guests: $5.00 per day for guests 12 years and older $3.00 per day for guests 4-11 years of age No charge for guests under 3 years. For information please contact: Linda Gollin Lifestyle Director 813-777-5590 GRAND HAMPTON NEWS




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Gourmet Fare Max Hardy began his culinary training in the Culinary Arts Program at Wharton High School. While Max was in this high school Culinary Arts program he started his own catering company and was later contracted by Wharton High School’s Executive Chef to cater events for the Tampa community throughout the school year. Determined to continue his education in Culinary Arts, Hardy received a full scholarship Crest, Sickles and Leto high schools' culinary departments and feeds 3,000 people in an hour and a half. Interested in dining at Wharton on a Friday? Contact Lourdes Sarmiento at 813- 631-4710, Ext. 287, for more information or to see what the menu theme is for the upcoming week. Reservations are not required. It is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. v


he culinary department of Wharton High School, headed by Chef Edward Bujarski and wife, Lourdes Sarmiento, delivers

a fine-dining experience for $7 every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bujarski took over the department in 2001 and Sarmiento came on board in 2004. The facility is a massive kitchen and restaurant. The kitchen is two or three times the size of the dining room and is run like a kitchen at any other professional restaurant except that this one is staffed entirely by high school kids. There are four different "teams" that students rotate through so they learn all phases of the process.

Gard Manger: This station prepares the first course, usually a salad, soup or other appetizer. Saucier: This station prepares the main course. Patissier: Bakes the breads and prepares the desert. Baking/Pastry: This station keeps seasonal baked goods stocked in the pie case. 6

to Johnson & Wales University for his exceptional culinary skills. Graduating at the top of his class from Johnson & Wales, with a degree in Culinary Arts, Hardy founded his own private catering company Chef Max Miami. The Wharton Culinary Department does not just serve food on campus. It also caters events all year long. The students cater large events where they will serve 250 or more people: 30 different courses at 10 different stations. The department never charges more than $15 per head and all of the profits go right back into the program. The department caters the Teacher of the Year Awards at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts with Strawberry GRAND HAMPTON NEWS


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Turner’s Chess Team does it again! By winning the 1st place team trophy at the February New Tampa Scholastics event, Turner has performed a truly impressive feat- namely a threepeat- whose streak extends back to December of 2011! Unlike the last two nail-biting finishes, this time out Turner dominated from the first round until the last. Turner came out on top of 12 other schools from the Tampa Bay area. WOW! TURNER CHESS ROCKS!! After three straight victories in the monthly New Tampa Scholastic Chess tournaments, Turner stumbled a bit and came in 2nd place at the March event. Oh well, as the saying goes: “You can’t win ‘em all”. Still, Turner took the 2nd place team trophy over 14 other schools!

Abigail Zelenka received an overall Superior in her 5th grade category of Physical Science Energy. Congratulations Abigail!

Taking home the 3rd place trophy was Rahul Tatineni, who scored a very impressive 3/4 points! Capturing the 9th place trophy was Peter Peng, while Sai Gona added the 10th place trophy to his growing collection. Earning the 11th place trophy was Balagi Iyer, while the steadily improving Luke Bailey won a cool gold chess medal for his efforts! A great job by all.

Bartels Middle School

Bartels welcomes their new Principal, Dr. Tim Bender Dear Bartels’ students and parents:

Bartels Middle School has been through quite a change in the last few weeks. Mr. Matthew DiPrima and I have felt so welcomed here by you and the faculty and staff. We want you to know how much we appreciate your kind words. We are both looking forward to meeting everyone and making a difference here. I would especially like to thank my friends Ms. Nadine Johnson and Mr. Keith Fantauzzo for helping us with this transition. If you happen to stop in to the office, please feel free to come in and say hello. Our number one priority at Bartels is to perpetuate a safe and comfortable environment. If there is anything you need, I am just a phone call or email away! Proud to be a Bengal, Dr. Tim Binder, Principal Congratulations to the following students who represented Bartels in Honors Chorus: All State Jenessa Mylorie All County Evan Henderson Mia Quintana Destiney Gatewood Ruchama Daniel Congratulations to the following students who represented Bartels in Honors Band: All County Travis Dahlke Trumpet Gabriela Weitzenfeld Percussion Gregory Harvey Trumpet Gregory Harvey was the only 6th grader in the county to make All County Band! Congratulations to Bartels Orchestra who attended Solo and Ensemble and earned 4 Superior ratings and 4 Excellent Ratings. J Bujarski represented Bartels at All-State Honors chorus where he placed second chair. Kush Patel represented Bartels for the All-County Orchestra Battle of the Books On Thursday, May 17th, our Bartels Battle of the Books Team will compete against other Hillsborough County Middle Schools in the annual Battle of the Books Competition at theTampa Convention Center. Our team is learning trivia on 15

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Wildcats Basketball Camp Three Fun & Exciting Sessions Register Early! Enrollment is guaranteed to the first 75 applicants per session! All sessions last year were full! • Beginner to advanced players are welcome. • The camp will emphasize fundamental skills, team play, and sports-manship. • Campers will compete in groups according to several factors including age, size, and ability. • All campers will receive a t-shirt and a camp participation certificate. • All campers will participate in daily 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 team play. • Individual competitions include Free Throw Shooting, Hot Shot, Mikan Lay-Up, and Knock Out. • Multiple weeks and family discounts offered. • All activities are held in the Wharton High School gymnasium (located at 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.). • All sessions are held from 12:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday for students entering grades 2-8. • For more information, call Coach Tommy Tonelli at (813) 631-4710 x.230 or email him at Go Wharton Wildcats! Wildcats Basketball Camp Registration Form If you have any questions, please call 813-631-4710 x230. Please mail completed forms to Tommy Tonelli - Wildcats Basketball Camp, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. Sign up for: Session 1: June 18th-21st, Entering Grades 2-8 Session 2: June 25th-28th, Entering Grades 2-8 All Sessions Monday to Thursday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM WHS Gymnasium Session Prices $125.00 per session $115.00 for each additional session Distribution of this information does not imply endorsement of this activity or event by Hillsborough County Schools.


Wharton Placed 2nd in Math Bowl Tournament!! Geometry team took 2nd place with Luana Isaac taking a 6th place individual trophy. Algebra 2 team took 5th place with Michael Riccardi taking a 3rd place trophy and Jared Bell taking a 12th place trophy. Precalculus team took 5th place with Matt Kroeze taking a 9th place trophy and Jennifer Kaczmarek taking a 15th place trophy. Calculus team took 4th place with Stephen Hong taking and 11th place trophy and Ben Hsu taking a 15th place trophy. SOS! “SAVE OUR SHINS” Paul R. Wharton High School, led by current 2011 Hillsborough County Track Coach of the Year, Wes Newton, has established itself as one of the most successful programs in the State of Florida for Track &Field and Cross Country. To continue this tradition, our Track is in dire need of a “resurfacing”. Wharton’s Track has never been resurfaced in its’ 15 year history. The current condition of our facility is in serious need of replacement. Our goal is to construct a rubberized

track, a common type of track surface installed in track venues throughout the country. Resurfacing benefits are far reaching: • StudentAthletes: Rubberized tracks have proven to reduce injury • Environmentally: Rubberized tracks utilize recycled materials • Community: Rubberized tracks will allow the school and community to host Track Meets drawing teams from around the state, thus bringing in revenue to local businesses • Wharton High School: A rubberized track will benefit Wharton High School as students utilize the track during their High School career from HOPE class to Athletics. We are asking for your Partnership to continue to invest in our Student Athletes, and their continued success in Track & Field Competition, as well as support the training efforts of our Athletic Programs and Clubs. The “Save Our Shins”, Wharton High School Athletic Booster Club, Track Resurfacing Initiative has three “Cat Levels” of sponsorship. We value your Partnership and thank you in advance for your considered support. Any questions may be directed to Andy Ritter at 813- 7162128 or aritter@ v

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ew Tampa Pediatric Dental began serving children in the New Tampa and Pasco County areas just about one year ago; however, the practice has been serving children since 2006. The owner, Dr. Francisco Bezerra, or, “Dr. B,” as he is more commonly known by patients and parents, carried over the care for patients in the office previously provided by pediatric dentist, Dr. Anna Seo. Dr. Bezerra, originally from Brazil , and fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, prides himself in providing dental visits that are fun and educational for both the parents and the children. Graduation from the UCLA School of Dentistry in June of 2005 was followed shortly thereafter by Dr. Bezerra’s acceptance into Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dentistry in order to attain his Pediatric Specialty degree, which he graduated with in June of 2007. Immediately after graduating as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Bezerra worked for one of the largest, most prestigious pediatric dental groups in Arizona for three years. Becoming a pediatric dentist was what Dr. Bezerra had dreamed of since his third year at UCLA when he attended a six month dental program


where he worked with children. Dr. Bezerra has a genuine, innate love for children, since he grew up with nine brothers and sisters, and then started a family of his own, with his wife Lilyan. Interacting with parents and offering his professional knowledge for their questions and concerns

is a common contribution by Dr. Bezerra, as preventive dental care for children requires the parents to be well informed about essential diet and home care. Since fifty-three percent of children that have not been to the dentist by age 3 have tooth decay by age 5, Dr. Bezerra, along with the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend a child’s first dental visit to be right around their first birthday. You may ask, “Why so young?” Well, by establishing a dental home for your child at a young age, the pediatric dentist can help guide parents in

making correct choices in diet and oral hygiene habits at home. This helps to create an ideally healthy oral health for your child, and also launches a guide to follow for both parent and child which can essentially last a lifetime. Dr. Bezerra states, “One of my goals is to not blame parents, or not to make them feel uneasy about their parenting choices. Since I have six children of my own, I understand what it’s like to be a parent and go through the different scenarios with children when providing care for them in the home.” Along with home care and diet information, there are some concepts that parents have about bottle feeding, sippy cup usage, and pacifiers that may be incorrect, since those concepts have, in essence, been passed down through several generations. Dr. Bezerra enjoys taking the time to explain the risk of severe childhood caries with all parents so that they are well informed. When parents know about how they can take

small steps at home which can help their child’s overall dental health, the parents can then reap the long-term benefits from those good choices. Ultimately, “There is a genuine gratification in a child’s eyes when I perform treatment for them. An immediate reward is received, not just by the patient, but also by their parents, and also by me. When the child feels accomplished, that feeling goes well beyond just the child; the parents and the siblings are able to share and enjoy their sense of success, too.” For appointments please call Dr. Bezerra's office at 813-991-5300, Seven Oaks Professional Park, 2242 Ashley Oaks Circle, Wesley Chapel. v


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Hello Residents, I am very happy to be working here at Grand Hampton as your Licensed Community Manager. I have been working closely with both Barry Moon and Tri Morocco to facilitate a smooth transition to onsite management for the Grand Hampton Community. I can be reached with questions or concerns by phone at 813-973-8368 or through email at rmacone@ I am in the office on Thursday evenings until 7 pm to accommodate residents who cannot make it in to the office during typical business hours for new barcodes or resident IDs . Additional weekend or evening hours can be arranged. Rebecca Macone, Licensed Community Manager Common Violations At Grand Hampton, deed restriction violations are noted during weekly property drives by the community manager. A reminder notice is sent and the property is rechecked in two weeks to ensure compliance. If the property is still in

violation, a second notice is sent to the homeowner. A final check is made and, if the violation has not been cleared, the homeowner will be notified to appear at a Compliance Committee hearing. At this meeting, the homeowner can explain to a committee of three residents why he or she is unwilling or unable to comply with the Deed Restrictions of Grand Hampton. The committee then determines a course of action, either granting the homeowner an extension to correct the violation or levying a fine of up to $100 per day and $1000 per occurrence. Some of the most common violations deal with weeds in the sod or plant beds. It is imperative that lawns be treated with weed killer and fertilizer regularly. Also, as summer approaches, please check to ensure your sprinklers are functioning properly. Sod requires an inch of water twice per week to survive. Lawns that are dry and yellowed need more water. Now is the time to replenish mulch in your plant beds. Adequately mulching your flower beds will help prevent weed growth and retain water in your shrubs

and flower beds. Please keep in mind that Grand Hampton prohibits trash receptacles being stored in view from any street or lot. Please put your trash cans away. They are not to be stored on the driveway. Spring is also a great time of year to break out the pressure washer and hose off mildew stains on your house, driveway or sidewalk. It is each owner’s responsibility to trim street trees to a minimum height of 8 feet from the ground. Please ensure your tree is not impeding sidewalk or street traffic Weston Manor/Lake Hampton I have been asked to clarify for all what landscaping is done by the HOA and what is the homeowner’s responsibility. Currently, per the contract with Midstate, the following is to be done: Weekly from March - October • mow • edge • trim • blow • Fire Ant mounds treated • Insect treatment as needed • street tree pruning to maintain 10’ clearance • fertilization as needed • weed control of turf and beds as needed Monthly • shrubs trimmed Yearly • palms trimmed Irrigation • Full inspection monthly to ensure all heads are functioning

It is the homeowner’s responsibility to add mulch yearly to maintain adequate cover in the plant beds. Also, homeowners must replace any landscaping that has died. Midstate will warranty the sod only if the irrigation clocks have not been tampered with. Sod requires an inch of water twice per week to survive in the heat here. For the average lot in Weston Manor or Lake Hampton that is approximately $100 a month in water just towards irrigation. Due to the current, excessively dry conditions, two days per week of watering may not be enough to provide adequate irrigation to lawns, shrubs and plants. Because City of Tampa watering restrictions will not allow for more days per week, some areas may yellow if the drought conditions persist. Reminder All pets in Grand Hampton must be leashed at all times when off the owners’ property. Please do not let your dog or cat roam the neighborhood. Also, be sure to immediately clean your pet’s waste from sidewalks and common areas. Please dispose of your pet’s waste in your own garbage receptacle. We have had numerous complaints of unleashed dogs urinating and defecating in neighbors lawns with the owner nowhere to be found. Grand Hampton deed restrictions and Hillsborough County Code require that dogs must be leashed and waste must be removed immediately. v

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