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The Community Newsletter for Hunter's Green Residents

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VOL. 2, ISSUE 20 | AUGUST 2013

Dream of sitting on the new veranda in our brand new soft seating overlooking our fire pit & beautiful 18th hole, sipping your favorite cocktail and munching on your favorite appetizer. Your dreams are now a reality!


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Hills. Co. Water Dept..............................(813) 272-5977 Humane Society.....................................(813) 876-7138 Hurricane Information.............................(813) 272-5900 Peoples Gas.........................................1-877-832-6747 Red Cross (Hillsborough).......................(813) 251-0921 Resident Emergency Information & Assistance

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Proud Member of the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce © 2013 HG News. All rights reserved. HG News is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Hunter's Green area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. HG News is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Hunter's Green Association. Hunter's Green Country Club logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by HG News. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.


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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN Country Club Have you heard about our Summer Sizzle Special? Book your special event or business meeting with us between now and September 15 and receive one of the following as a "thank you": • Complementary Champagne Toast • One Complementary Passed Hor d'oeuvre • A complementary cookie and brownie break Call Brittany Brown, our Private Event Director today! 813-482-0299


Grandson Visiting (Cade Goddard) walked to the park - Dog (Buddy) - PopPop (Elvis Goddard)

You may of noticed this friendly face around the club lately. Welcome to our new Food and Beverage Director, Derek Parent! He is from Woodside Plantation in Aiken, SC. Say hi to Derek when you see him around the club! HG NEWS

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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN Country Club

Fall 2013 Tennis Academy H UN T ER ’S G R EEN N EWS

The U.S.P.T.A. certified tennis professionals at Hunter’s Green are dedicated to not only training junior players in fundamentals and strategies of the game, but training players to become determined, disciplined, and confident. Our low player to professional ratio allows for every student to receive individualized instruction. GIVE YOUR CHILD THE SPORT OF A LIFETIME!!!

Program Sessions

Session 1: August 26th – September 21st (No Class on Labor Day Monday, Sept 2nd) Session 2: September 23rd – October 19th Session 3: October 21st – November 16th (No Class on Veterans Day Monday, November 11th) Session 4: November 18th – December 21st (No classes November 25th – 29th Happy Thanksgiving)

balls. Introduction to grips, stroke footwork, and point play. Goals for this class include learning to rally, scoring, sportsmanship, and rules of 10 and under play on 60 x 21ft court. Challengers – Mon. &/or Wed. 5:00 – 7:00p.m. For intermediate 11-16 year old players. Fundamentals, drills, strategy, match play, and light physical conditioning. Students are encouraged to practice with good technique and control. Advanced Class Times & Descriptions • Tournament Team – Tues. & Thurs.- 5:00 – 7:00p.m. Advanced competitive training for junior players looking to be state ranked. Students must play a minimum of two tournaments monthly. Strokes, footwork techniques, drills, mental toughness, strenuous physical conditioning, and strategy are improved upon.

Turkey Tennis Camp November 25th – 27th Beginner & Intermediate Class Times & Descriptions Tiger Cubs – Tues. 3:30 – 4:00p.m. Fun introductions to tennis using age appropriate red tennis balls. Racquet & ball skills, hand-eye coordination development for 3-4 year olds on a 36 x 18ft court with a 2 x 9ft net. Tiger Tennis – Tues. &/or Thurs. 4:00 – 5:00p.m.

FUNdamental introduction to tennis for 4-6 year olds. Strokes, hand-eye coordination, racquet skills, movement, and games are stressed while using age appropriate red tennis balls. Future Champs – Mon. &/or Wed. 4:00 – 5:00p.m., Sat. 10:00 –11:00a.m. For beginner to intermediate 7-10 year olds using age appropriate orange

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High School Hit – Mon. & Wed. – 6:00 – 8:00p.m. This advanced level class has an emphasis on the physical and mental parts of tennis. With a focus on helping players become smarter by concentrating on shot selection, point strategy, and understanding court positioning. *Limited space available. Players must meet specific qualifications for both advanced groups. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME! For pricing or to sign up call the Tennis & Athletic Center at (813) 973-4220 or Email us at

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Hunter's Green Country Club After Care Program Why Hunter's Green Country Club’s Aftercare Program? We are picking up from Hunter’s Green Elementary, Pride Elementary, Terrace Community Middle and NEW this year Benito Middle School. We have amazingly safe, fun and exciting activities here. For example our State Certified Aftercare School Program (STA431093), which has experienced and certified counselors, daily structured activities, organized sports, creative arts n’ crafts, swimming, video game room, state of the art facilities including playground, and all-purpose playing field. You cannot beat snack on arrival, FREE homework club, and transportation from school with our new 14-passenger bus. Other great youth programs are our Extreme Winter Camp, No School Camp Days, Spring Break Camp, Ice Cream Socials, Early Release Day’s, Summer Camp, Tennis and Golf Clinics. Please contact Sarah Hays, a Child Care and Education Program, Advanced Level, Director Certified by the State at (813) 973-4220/ for more information. Registration has already begun! HG NEWS

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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN Country Club If you're not at Fazio's you're missing out! Come see the finished project with your eyes! Join us at 5:00pm UN T ER ’S R EEN EWS for Happy Hour to celebrate and enjoy our brand new Happy Hour menu when you get hungry!




Ladies! Mark your calendars for an event for women who crave a little fun - North Tampa's First Women's Expo! Sip on a Beauty-Belinni, mingle with friends, experience a bit of fashion and discover the local businesses that cater to the women of North Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz and Land O' Lakes.

Sunday, October 6 1pm - 4pm at Hunter's Green Country Club Buy your tickets online now!

Represent Hunter's Green at The Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic at Barton Creek! September 4-8 at the Barton Creek resort in Austin, Texas.

The format will be a Shamble (best drive) and will be scored as a quota points system. The trip includes: 5 days, 4 Nights at Barton Creek resort, Breakfast Thursday - Sunday, Lunch Thurs- Saturday, Dinner Wednesday – Saturday, including cocktails!, 4 rounds of golf (3 tournament rounds + 1 practice round), Ground transportation to/from airport (airfare is not included), Players Welcome Tee gift package (well in excess of $500), Acura to give one lucky participant a Acura One-year lease! Contact the Pros Shop for more information!

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AUGUST Around the Yard WHAT TO PLANT: Bedding Plants: The hottest days of summer limit planting now to heat tolerant Coleus, kalanchoe, and vinca. Bulbs: Aztec lily, butterfly lily, walking iris, and spider lily can be planted any time of the year, even late summer. Herbs: Herbs that can be planted from plants (not seeds) include bay laurel, ginger, Mexican tarragon and rosemary. Vegetables: Many cool-season crops such as collards and onion can be planted now, including a final crop of warm-season vegetables, such as pepper. Tomato can also be planted for the fall garden. What to Do: Lawns: Apply controlled-release nitrogen to St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns this month. Palms: Check older fronds for yellowing as it may indicate a deficiency of

magnesium or potassium. Apply an appropriate palm fertilizer. Vegetables: If not done in July, solarize the vegetable garden in preparation for fall planting. Poinsettias: Pinch back Poinsettias and Mums before the end of the month to allow time for buds to form for winter bloom. Ornamental Plants: Rapid growth and leaching rains may result in nutrient deficiencies in some plants. Fertilize those plants that show signs of deficiencies. Bedding Plants: Remove spent blooms, cut back, and fertilize flowering annuals and perennials to extend the bloom season into the fall months.

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Students 1st Day of School is Tuesday, August 20th!

Hunter’s Green Elementary Classes begin 8am and dismiss at 2:15pm Hunter’s Green Elementary School 9202 Highland Oak Drive Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 973-7394 WEB:

Benito Middle School 10101 Cross Creek Boulevard Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 631-4694 WEB:

Wharton High School 20150 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 631-4710 WEB:

Benito Middle Classes begin at 9am and dismiss at 4:15pm. Please take note that ALL Mondays are Early Release Days. Stay in the loop! Parents are encouraged to sign up to receive our "e-blast" e-mail updates sent directly to your e-mail address. You can sign up to receive email notifications and reminders such as Calendar of Events, Conference Night reminders, online newsletter reminders, and other activity reminders from the school. When a student is absent for any reason, the parent or guardian must call the school on or before the date of the absence. Dial 813-631-4694 then press 1 to report an absence. Required Information: • Caller's first and last name • Caller's relationship to student • Student's first and last name * Student's grade • Reason for the absence • Caller's telephone number FYI Our after-school program and ELP program enable students to recover credits or boost their GPA. Our PTSA is one of the best in the county! Please support them by becoming a member of the PTSA. We love speakers and volunteers! Download the SERVE form and start volunteering for our school. CD Players, iPods, MP3 players, electronic games and toys, etc are not allowed on campus. During school hours, cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be activated or used in any manner and must be stored out of sight. Wharton High Student hours: Mon - Fri, 7:15am - 3pm

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Which massage is right for your body’s needs? By Maddy Cox

In today’s faster-and-faster paced world, virtually no one can say that they haven’t begged the heavens for some relief. If you need to release your body’s tension, you’re best bet is a professional massage (not like those half-hearted back rubs you make your kids give you) from the licensed massage therapists at Massage Envy. Because Massage Envy is a topnotch spa, you’ll have a multitude of therapies to choose from. You may want a Trigger-Point therapy massage, which uses cycles of isolated pressure and release to loosen tight areas of muscle tissue that are the sources

of pain in other parts of the body. You actively participate in identifying the specific location and intensity of your discomfort, as well as through deep breathing. You can receive the most well-known massage in the world, the Swedish massage, which relaxes the entire body by rubbing your muscles with long strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. This therapy increases your blood oxygen level, decreases muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility and easing tensions. In addition to all these benefits, studies from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine have shown that a 45-minute Swedish massage can decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and bolster the immune system. Before receiving your massage,

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be sure to talk with your massage therapist so that they can customize it to your needs. If other massages aren’t enough to relieve your chronic muscle tension, you should try the Deep-Tissue massage. It’s similar to a Swedish massage, but targets the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (a layer of tissue clinging to the bone!), and studies have shown it to decrease blood pressure after a single 45-60 minute massage, as well as lower heart rate and stress hormone levels and triggering the release of mood-boosting hormones. If you are an athlete of any kind, from an Olympic swimmer to a daily jogger, you should definitely consider the sports massage. It’s tailored to your sport of choice, targeting areas that are overused and tense from aggressive and repetitive use. Not only can it bring you relief from training stress before a big event, it can give you the enhanced endurance and flexibility you need to excel. A sports massage once or twice a week is a great addition to any training regime. Do you have pain in your feet, ankles or calves? Ask for a foot Reflexology massage, which applies Swedish and sports massage techniques to those areas. This massage can help with plantar fasciitis, injuries, arthritis, and everyday pain and soreness, especially when given regularly. Cranial Sacral Therapy can alleviate stress and pain in the head, spinal

column and sacrum by restoring bones to their natural position and relieving stress from chronic injuries, migraines, neck and back pain, joint disorders and many other conditions. Studies have shown Cranial Sacral therapy to improve sleep quality and reduce the number of migraines recipients experienced for up to three weeks. If you’re looking for an hour and a half of stress-melting therapy, look no further than Massage Envy’s signature Hot Stone Envy massage therapy. Your massage therapist will place smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body, loosening muscle tissue and allowing your therapist to reach deeper into the muscles during your customized full-body massage. Massage Envy also offers a wonderful massage for pre-natal massage clients, which helps reduce stress, promote overall wellness, and complements prenatal care. It can relieve your stiff neck, back aches, and other ills while reducing any depression and anxiety caused by hormone changes and promoting blood circulation. Your therapist will take extra care to attend to your needs during every stage of pregnancy. As you can see, all your needs can be met right in your back yard at Massage Envy on Bruce B Downs near SR 54. Massage Envy is professional, convenient, and affordable. Request an appointment at 813-548-5600.

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