A Community Newsletter for Hunter's Green Residents
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VOL. 2, ISSUE 17 | MAY 2013
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originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. (Please see the article about our local Amputee Veterans of America Support Team and how you can donate or volunteer to assist their worthy cause.) And finally, May is “National Photograph Month”. What better time to gather together your kids, friends, and family pets for photos? Or perhaps capture lovely nature photos? Please send them in to your community magazine cover contest! (A high resolution of 300 is required for the cover). We always look forward to your articles, photos and input, Ann MacKinnon Editor
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H UN T ER ’S G R EEN Country Club
Hunter’s Green Country Club Getting a Facelift in 2013!
H UN T ER G Rbeen EEN NtoEWS ’S has For almost 25 years, Hunter’s Green Country Club, located at 18101 Longwater Run Drive, proud offer members luxurious amenities in exchange for monthly dues. Now, those members will get to see their club transformed and updated like never before. A $600,000 reinvention to Fazio’s Grille and the Veranda will take place in the summer 2013. Hunter’s Green Country Club will have the most modern, amazing and impeccable dining area imaginable. There truly will be nothing like it in New Tampa! The bar in Fazio’s Grill will be completely renovated and modernized to reflect new lighting, texture and ambiance! Sitting at the bar and having a drink will take on a whole new meaning – it will be incredible! Fazio’s will be opened up with Bistro style seating, Cabana Seating and a Community Table! Wall mounted tv’s will surround you along with lighting fixtures, new plank wood flooring, modular art on the walls that will enhance the mosaic
art tiles that will encompass the new bar! As Members walk out onto the Veranda, they’ll be greeted with new furniture as well as comfortable, modern style soft seating around two fire pits. New lighting, speakers, tv’s and a re-finished glossy shine on the flooring of the Veranda will give to the overall delightful feel to dine, drink and converse with friends! Whether it’s a nice dinner out, a drink with friends or watching the big game on TV, the new dining areas will be the place the Members and their guests will want to frequent again and again! “There is no doubt that the impact of
this reinvention will help us to better serve our Members and Guests. It is a project that all of us are very excited about and can’t wait for the finished product to be revealed,” HGCC General Manager John Hilker states. The reinvention is slated to start this summer and take approximately 12 – 16 weeks to complete. More more information regarding Membership at Hunter’s Green Country Club, please contact Membership Director, Ann Norgaard at 813.482.0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Activities Camp Kids Choice In addition to the regular camp activities the Children get to choose one out of 2 activities/interests 2 times a day. Week 1: June 10-14 Morning Track: Dance/Basic Cheerleading or Basketball; Afternoon Track: Dodge ball or Origami Week 2: June 17-21 Morning Track: Cooking Class or Soccer; Afternoon Track: Flag Football or Archery Week 3: June 24-June 28 Morning Track: Flag Rugby or Volleyball; Afternoon Track: Frisbee Golf or Triathlon Week 4: July 1-5 Morning Track: Kickball or Hockey; Afternoon Track: Tennis or Lacrosse Week 5: July 8-12 Morning Track: Flag Football or Nature/Crafts; Afternoon Track: Glee or Dodge Ball Week 6: July 15-19 Morning Track: Basketball or Dance/Basic Cheerleading; Afternoon Track: Triathlon or Archery Week 7: July 22-26 Morning Track: Cooking Class or Soccer; Afternoon Track: Origami or Dodge Ball Week 8: July 29-August 2 Morning Track: Nature/Crafts or Flag Rugby; Afternoon Track: Hockey or Glee Week 9: August 5-9 Morning Track: Kickball or Volleyball; Afternoon Track: Archery or Triathlon Week 10: August 12-16,19 Morning Track: Cooking Class or Frisbee Golf; Afternoon Track: Tennis or Lacrosse For more information please contact Sarah Hays, Director of Youth Programs 813-973-4220 *Periods of inclement weather and low attendance may result in track changes. Safety and participation is an important consideration when evaluating the ability to run tracks. HG NEWS
Come join Hu nter We offer a va ’s Green Country Club fo riety of amaz ing activities r a summer filled with ex citement. for campers ages 5 to 12 years old. CAMP ACTI VITIES INCL UD E: -KID’S CHOI CE THEMED
-ADDITIONA L DAILY AC eo games, gr TIVITIES: oup games, Afternoon Sn movies, arts n’ crafts, AW ack included ARDS & mu ! ch more. (Additional fee -WEEKLY s will be appli FIELD TRIP ed and will be S! costs will be based on gro announced in up rates. Ex act locations, May. Children dates, guests must attend & field trips.) Camp Hour -Discount wh en registered s, Discounts for two (2) co & Ra tes : nsecutive we -Attend 9 we ek -Enjoy a 10% s $20 saving eks of cam discount for each addition p and enjoy a complimen s (one per child, per summe tary 10th we al child in the r). ek family durin One Time Re g the same we . gistration Fe ek. Weekly rat e: es only! A one time on ly ng, music, vid
$45 registrat ion fee is required for each child. *The first 60 Children wh o register Hunter’s Gree n backpack an receive a d T-shirt. *Advance reg istration is req uired for all sessions. *Camp Re
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a Counselorm on more respo in-Training nsibility *Does count towards volun at a discounted rate. Back , new challenges and deve accepted will teer hours ne lop leadership ground requir ed receive a CIT ements must skills, T-shirt. Please ed. The first 20 Junior Co be met and int unsel erviews ask for a posit Must register for a minimum ion description ors who register and ha ve been of 2 weeks. Di for more inform scounts do no Cost: Re ation. t apply. Member $115 gistration Fee $35.00 2013 Honorar /Weekly, Gu y est $135/Week Ethan Hern CIT is Meet the coun ly andez. selors, tour the Meet & Gree Picked and vo facility, see ho t ted on by w camp wi Youth Staff! (NEW) Saturday, Ma ll thrun, pay your registration y 18 , 10:00 & receive yo AM ur -12 ba :00PM ckpack & TPlease stop by For more inf shirt! at any time! ormation ple Sarah.Hays@ ase call Sarah Hays, Di rec ourclub.com *18050 Hunte tor of Youth Programs 81 3-973-4220 or r’s Oak Cour t Tampa, FL 33647 will be held.
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Morning warm ups and stretching begin the day, and then it’s on to the courts with the Hunter’s Green certified USPTA Tennis Professionals. Instruction and drills on tennis fundamentals are stressed each morning for all levels. Players move from court to court learning the planned “Stroke of the Day”. Complimentary Gatorade breaks are provided to help ease the Florida sun.
*Palm Blast Waterslide 18ft Tall *Double Splash Waterslide with Double Pools 35ft Long *Bounce house 15X15 *4in1 Twin Racing Combo *Carnival/Lawn Games & Prizes *Swimming Pool Fun & Music *Kid’s Club Will Be Open (Video Games, Air Hockey, etc.) *First 40 children in attendance will receive a 3oz. Yogurt coupon from CherryBerry.
On-Court Games, Contests and Tournaments
Players exercise their skills with on-court activities. We combine all levels of players for fun and spirited matches. Weekly, Teams will vie for the coveted team Davis Cup Awards: “Most Improved”, “Sportsmanship” and “Dr. Dirt”.
What to Bring
Campers need to bring their own swimsuit and towel. Lightweight summer attire with sneakers is recommended. Junior tennis racquets are required. Racquets are for sale at the Hunter’s Green Tennis Pro Shop. Campers may purchase lunch from our café kids menu or bring a lunch.
Friday, June 7th 1:00pm-4:00pm Ages 4-12 years old
PROGRAM SESSIONS Monday – Friday 9am-2pm June 10th – June 14th June 17th – June 21st June 24th – June 28th July 1st - July 3rd & July 5th July 8th – July 12th July 15th – July 19th July 22nd – July 26th July 29th – August 2nd August 5th – August 9th August 12th –August 16th August 19th – August 23rd
*Parents are asked to stay on property. *Ages 3 years old and under may attend, however parent supervision is required at all activites.
Cost: $12.00 per Kid’s Club Member $15.00 per Member Child $20.00 per Guest Child
Full Day Program Ages 7 & Up 9am – 2pm Cost per Session $190 Member $210 Guest Lunch not included
****Receive 10% off for each additional child for three or more children. Disount for immediate family only!
****(Please contact Sarah Hays to receive information on how your adult guests can attend for FREE at 813-973-4220) Food Offered (A La Carte Pricing Applies): Hotdog & Fries $3.00, Hamburger & Fries $5.00, Chicken Tenders & Fries $5.00, Snow Cones $1.00, Soda $.75, Popcorn FREE Drink Specials and Poolside Service. *No outside food and/or beverages are allowed. No coolers! 48-hour cancellation policy is in effect. Attractions may close due to weather conditions, particularly rain, standing water, high winds and/or lightning. A specific answer as to which attractions close or remain open is not possible because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different attractions. HGCC makes every effort to provide a safe and fun event for everyone. Sorry, no rainchecks or refunds.
Space is limited and sign up is REQUIRED 813-973-4220!
Half Day Program Ages 4 – 6 9am – 12:30pm (6 camper minimum) Cost Per Session $100 Member $120 Guest Lunch not included
Allegra Campos Camp Director & Director of Tennis and Athletics, USPTA For over 20 years, she has been the director of Tampa’s most successful C.C. Tennis Camps. Allegra brings her strong background in tennis teaching excellence. She has been organizing Tampa’s best tennis camps since 1987. With a degree in Education from the University of Miami, she was a Collegiate All American and a professional tennis player. “Our camp is designed to keep tennis fun for the kids, so they will want to go a lot further with it. It’s a sport for a lifetime, one that everyone can enjoy,” says Allegra. May 2013
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An Extraordinary Dining Experience at Thai Lanna! By Ann MacKinnon
Nestled in the heart of New Tampa, across from the New Tampa Library, Thai Lanna boasts a new name and new menu items to add to its extensive array of delicious Thai cuisine.
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Owners Nong and Eon recently acquired full ownership and wanted to change the name from Ploy Thai to Thai Lanna in order to establish their own personal culinary innovations and brand the Asian fusion cuisine as their own. New menu items include a full service sushi bar with the freshest sashimi and raw or fully cooked specialty rolls. One of the more popular rolls is the Jade Dragon, which includes shrimp tempura and asparagus topped with eel, avocado, eel sauce and tempura flakes. There are also a variety of Bento box meals served at lunchtime. Bento boxes, a traditional Japanese single portion meal, include rice, fish or meat and vegetables or ginger salad. Among the special Thai dishes is the Garlic Duck, which consists of well seasoned, lightly fried duck
meat, topped with chili sauce and served on a bed of mixed vegetables. Or you might try the Tornado Shrimp â€“ grilled jumbo shrimp topped with green sauce on a bed of vegetables and lightly fried eggplant. Or try the ever-popular classic Pad Thai, combining rice noodles, stir-fried shrimp, chicken, egg, bean sprouts, scallions and ground peanuts. The exotic dĂŠcor and traditionally dressed servers add to the causally elegant ambiance at Thai Lanna. They offer a full vegetarian menu and all dishes are cooked without MSG and use only the freshest ingredients. Gluten free items are also available. Plan to meet your friends and family at Thai Lanna, or schedule them to cater your next party or business event. Tell them you saw this article in HG News! For more information, or to make reservations, please call 813-991-0108. The restaurant is located at 10022 Cross Creek Blvd. Non and Eon look forward to serving you soon! HG NEWS
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RESIDENT STORY Lightning player Teddy Purcell (left) and owner Jeff Vinik (right) present a $50,000 check to Allen Guy, recipient of a Lightning Community Hero award.
Lightning Community Hero is Hunter’s Green Resident Allen Guy Award for service includes $50,000 prize Hunter’s Green resident Allen Guy was awarded a Lightning Community Hero award at a NHL Lightning home game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in early April. The prize includes a $50,000 grant to help the organizations in Tampa Bay that Guy supports with his time and energy. Guy was nominated by New Tampa Young Life area director Alissa Holcomb. "Allen's contribution to our organization is immeasurable,"
among the organizations with which he volunteers, including the New Tampa area of Young Life and two other New Tampa charities: Special Connections (a ministry that serves special needs children and adults based at St. James United Methodist Church) and the OASIS network (an acronym for Outreach Assisting Students in Schools, which provides necessities for underprivileged students in Hillsborough County). A portion of the award will also be designated
Allen Guy (center, Lightning jersey) with his family and representatives from the charities that will share a $50,000 donation from the Lightning made in Guy’s honor.
she says. "He has served teenagers, including those with disabilities through our Capernaum program, for the last seven years with thousands of hours of volunteer work. He spends time with disabled and typical kids through our weekly Club programs, by leading our Servin' It Up community service program, and by caring for countless kids at camp, where they tell us they experience the 'best week of their life.'" Guy will designate the $50,000 grant to be divided 10
for the Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem program. The Tampa Bay Lightning Community Heroes initiative was launched by Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, along with his wife, Penny, in 2011. Their goal is to distribute $10 million to deserving grassroots community heroes throughout the Tampa Bay community over five years. At each of the Lightning’s regular season games, the Lightning Foundation awards $50,000 to charity. During the 2011-2012 season, a total of $2,050,000 was distributed
to worthy community causes. those with disabilities. Most More information is online at attend area schools, including http://lightning.nhl.com under Wharton, Freedom, and the "Community" tab. Wiregrass Ranch high schools, Young Life is a worldwide and Benito, Bartels, and Liberty organization for middle, high middle schools. The Young Life school and college students. and WyldLife Clubs meet at Our staff and volunteers enter the New Tampa Family YMCA the world of kids, focusing on and Capernaum Club meets what matters to them – fun, at St. James Church. To learn adventure and friendship. more about New Tampa Young In doing so, we earn the Life,visit our website at www. privilege of talking to them newtampa.younglife.org or call about something that we think 813-558-8785. matters most of all – the truth Allen Guy with his son, Devin, about God and and wife, Kimberly, while His love for being recognized during the Lightning game on Tuesday, us. Founded in April 2nd. Credit New Tampa Young Life 1941, Young Life has more than 3,400 staff and 45,000 volunteers and is active in more than 80 countries reaching more than 1.2 million kids annually. Young Life leaders bring more than 140,000 kids each year to one of our 32 camping properties worldwide. Young Life in New Tampa serves typical teenagers and
The 29th annual “TASTE OF NEW TAMPA” was a huge success! I want to say Special thanks to Primrose School of Tampa Palms for hosting. The owner’s Rick and Jana Radike, truly went out of their way to accommodate the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce. They not only let us use their land, but created a fabulous kids area,
supplied volunteers, pre-sold tons of admission tickets, let us use the truck for set up and break down and so much more! The weather was not perfect, but the event went off with such greatness. The sponsors to put on this event also deserve much recognition: Top Bill Tampa Bay Times Primrose Schools of Tampa Palms $2500 BB & T Bank of New Tampa Florida Hospitals of Wesley Chapel and USF Neighborhood News Law Offices of Mathew Jowanna, PA $1500 Mini Cooper of Wesley Chapel $500 Whole Foods in Northdale We Love Logo’s Sign A Rama Regina Ramalheira- Remax
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Tampa Bay Sound and Production, Steven Hernandez, did an awesome job emceeing the event. The stage, bands and everything
they provided were perfect. Congratulation to Nervous Energy for winning the $500 cash prize. Please call Steve for all your production needs at 850-361-5255. We appreciate the Mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn for his incredible remarks about our wonderful city and the new and improved roads in New Tampa. The restaurants did a super job. The food and desserts was delicious! Café Ole Whole Foods Takara Sushi and Lounge Domani Bistro Lounge PDQ of Wesley Chapel Full Circles Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Cherry Berry Betty’s Cakes Froguary World of Beer Toast Wine Tijuana Flats
PJ’s Little Greek PDQ And the winner’s are: Best Appetizer First Place – Takara Sushi and Sake Lounge – Torched Salmon Roll Second Place – Domani Bistro Lounge – Rolled Grapes Third Place – Whole Foods –
to attend our monthly luncheons on the second Tuesday’s of the month, currently held at 11:30 at Hunter’s Green. We want to encourage a business to business discount for all members. Call me with your offer and I will provide emails and flyers to promote your offering. That is what a Chamber is all about!
I want to really thank my team: Jayne Baker – Executive Assistant Neil Heird of Mind Sparks – VP John Lore with Prudential Financial – Secretary Karen Hilton – VP of Synovous Bank Wesley Chapel – Treasure Earl Meyer Mark Lange Rachel Haviland The second Tuesday of April the 9th at Hunter’s Green 11:30 – Our guest speaker will be TBD. We are looking for a $50.00 sponsor for this event. We are encouraging you to get involved with the Chamber and provide event ideas to help us improve, as well as generate revenue for you. ** If you are a current member and never received a New Tampa Chamber of Commerce plaque or are a current member with a plaque dated years prior call Regina at 813-245-8893. On line registrations for events are important to provide the best Chamber experiences!
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The North Tampa Arts League (NTAL) invites you to the 2013 Membership Show “Artists Unleashed” presented by the Carrollwood Cultural Center (CCC ), 4537
North Tampa Arts League’s mission it is to develop, nurture, and support the arts by working with community leaders to make a vibrant Art Community. Their goal is to promote the arts and further the goals of membership through nurturing and
“Rare Eagle” by John Henne
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Lowell Road, Tampa. This large group show highlights the diversity of NTAL’s award-winning members’ talents, styles and interests. On display are traditional and 14
supporting artistic pursuits both for artists and the community at large. “Artist Unleashed” is on display through June 3rd. The reception will be held at the Carrollwood
Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618, on Friday, May 3rd, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-6 pm and most Saturdays from 10 amnoon. Please call 813-269-1310 for more information. Meet the participating artists, learn
more about NTAL and inquire about classes and upcoming events at the CCC opening night. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the North Tampa Arts League members visit their website at northtampaarts. com. HG NEWS
Amputee Veterans of America Support Team and Color Guard by Ann MacKinnon Established in January 2007, Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST) has grown to be one of the most recognized amputee support teams in the Tampa Bay Area. The Team consists of veterans and non- veterans who have experienced an amputation that is life changing. The organization also includes family members, friends and V.A. liaison involved in the rehabilitation of amputees. AVAST members work diligently at keeping the organization , activities and its membership growing. Members train for and have achieved the following Certifications: • Amputee Coalition of America Member and Peer Certification • Adaptive Golf Academy Peer Certification
• Veterans Administration Peer Certification This allows members to understand and assist other amputees in becoming independent and empowered individuals. The success of the organization is a statement of the dedication of the officers, advisory council and members. The AVAST amputee color guard was started in 2012. "Our purpose was to raise awareness, hope and inspiration for wounded veterans and amputees. We wanted to show the people of the community and the nation that even though HG NEWS
you're an amputee, you can still come back and be a productive part of society," says Rudy Salas, president of AVAST, and Meadow Pointe resident. "A lot of wounded veterans returning home don't know that. The color guard is only part of what our organization does." The first Wednesday of every month, AVAST members gather at Terrace Hill Golf Club along with patients from the James Haley Veterans Memorial Hospital. They work to develop adaptive golfing skills and help coach the veterans in the game's rules and etiquette. Each day out on the golf course is a gift to all who participate. "There are so many people responsible for our growth throughout the year; I cannot thank all of them," adds Rudy. "To all the organizations who invited us to golf tournaments, I say thank you and keep those invitations coming!" There are a variety of ways that you can participate, help or donate. Cash or donations by check or money orders are always beneficial to assist with transportation, fees and expenses related to the outreach of our members. Send your check or money order to: AVAST, 1631 Firewheel Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL, 33543. AVAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Tax ID: 27- 2829706. May 2013
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New Tampa Juniorettes Planting a Pinwheel Garden for a Cause Over 20 members of GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes, GFWC FL New Tampa Juniors and GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa from surrounding New Tampa communities gathered on April 6th at the Fire Station #20 on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in New Tampa to plant a “pinwheel garden". Close to 1,000 silver and blue
pinwheels were planted in the lawn to show support for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Women, Junior and Juniorette members joined forces to show their support in bringing awareness of child abuse and neglect to the community. The pinwheels were available for viewing by the community during the
remainder of the month. The aim of the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, was to increase member understanding about, and involvement in, programs to decrease domestic violence in local communities and across the nation. Darby Frankfurth, GFWC Florida Director of Junior Clubs, has chosen teen violence as the focus for 2012-13 GFWC Florida Juniorettes. As a member of GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes, the clubs planted the pinwheels in honor of her theme. Partnering with, Prevent Child Abuse Florida, they planted pinwheels as a way in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our state’s children. About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs The General Federation of
Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally
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Woman's Club of New Tampa March was a fun Month for the GFWC Woman's Club of New Tampa, we put time into the community with fun projects. To start we collected art supplies for the New Tampa Family YMCA Adaptive Art Program, a basket of supplies was given to Kristen Osterman who is the teacher for the art program. These items will be put to good use in class, because on Saturday, April 27th, at Wiregrass Mall the YMCA and the GFWC New Tampa Woman's Club will be hosting a Art Show displaying the adaptive art participants' work. Please be sure and stop by and take a look at these fine pieces. With spring in the air, members put together Easter baskets made from recycled strawberry pint containers. This project was taken to the Head Start at MOSI where members helped the young students
put a handle on the basket and fill it with grass and fun goodies. The students loved the project and we enjoyed their faces when we showed them what they were going to do. We are also continuing with tutoring at Heritage Elementary School till the end of the year, members are enjoying helping the young kids improve their reading and math skills. This will be a ongoing project through the year. If you would like to take part in the volunteer opportunities with the GFWC Woman's Club of New Tampa, Please join us at our monthly meetings on Wednesday, April 17th or May 15th from 12-1pm at St Andrews Presbyterian Church (5340 Primrose Lake Cir, Tampa, FL 33647). We are accepting new members year round. You may email WCNewTampa@hotmail.com for more information.
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conjunction with the Rotary Club of New Tampa Evening. Fundraising We are working the concession stands at Raymond James Stadium to raise funds for our causes. We are forming a relationship with a Rotaract Club in Brazil so that we can partner to undertake an international service project with them. Some of the funds we raise will go to international projects while some of it will be reinvested into the Tampa area through backpack/school supply donations and the like.
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Volunteering We had a lot of fun at the Mud Run and Gasparilla 5K. Camp Florida, March 3rd We went to Rotary's Camp Florida along with various Rotary Clubs in our area to assist in clearing a recently acquired adjacent property to the camp. The new property will become an on-site infirmary for the children of the camp. If you are not familiar with Camp Florida, it is a camp sponsored by Rotary Clubs all over Florida for the benefit of special needs children. They get to have fun in a camp setting-canoeing, archery, crafts, etc. while being properly monitored and cared for.
State College Rotaract Club and other volunteers to package 50,000 meals to be dispersed to those food pantries, schools, etc. in our local area. Paint Your Heart Out, April 20th Our club and the Rotary Club of Tampa Bay painted an area elderly person's home in need of a touch up. Tuxes and Tails, April 20th We helped out the Humane
Society of Tampa Bay with their annual Tuxes and Tails event to raise money to save the lives of homeless animals. It is a formal dinner event to raise awareness for the Humane Society and celebrate their efforts. Ronald McDonald House, May 2013 We will be doing chores in a local Ronald McDonald House as well as cooking dinner one night for the families being hosted at one of the homes in
Marketing/Advertising We had a booth at the Connect and Make a Difference Volunteer Fair with Emerge Tampa Bay at USF's Marshall Student Center Ballroom. April 27th. Social Induction Ceremony, March 22nd We recently had our induction ceremony at the Hunter's Green Country Club. We received our official charter from Rotary International and were sworn into Rotaract.
Pasco County Animal Service, April 6th We went to the Pasco County Animal Services to help them with anything they may need. Meals of Hope, April 13th We partnered with the Polk
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Graduation Guidelines Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We are giving you the following guidelines so that graduation will be a proud memory for all graduates. Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 29th at 10:45 am at the Florida State Fairgrounds Attendance is MANDATORY for participation in graduation. The Assistant Principal for Administration (Mr. Glover) must review any extenuating circumstances. Please know your walk number when you
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Spring Family Fun Night The rains went away, the food trucks arrived and the kids danced/bounced/played the afternoon away! Many thanks to those families and community members who helped make our event a huge success for our school and PTA. The monies raised will help fund school events, educational support and the finalize the rest
Attention HGE alumni we would like to invite former students of Mrs. Joan Loiselle, Ms. Judy Phillips, and Mrs. Jeannie Weaver (Sanderhoff) in their retirement from Hillsborough County Schools on June 5th from 4-6 pm. Please stop by to help us celebrate the dedication and commitment they have show to our children over these many years!
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Relay for Life New Tampa Mary Kay Sisterhood Fundraising All Stars This May 17, come to Freedom High School for Relay for Life New Tampa, and look for 15 women wearing pink cowboy hats. They are the Mary Kay Sisterhood. Over the past three years, this rip-roaring team has raised thousands of dollars to cure cancer. Their wine tasting in March raised $880 of the $3,147 already banked with the American Cancer Society. Quail Hollow Golf Club, Time for Wine, Jersey Mike’s and Hampton Inn stepped up to help. Bay City Bank in Lutz collected $137 in change at teller windows. If you missed that event, come to the Mary Kay Sisterhood tent during the Relay. Buy chances for a Miche bag, Mary Kay skin care basket or an MK Men’s basket. After putting in your miles, get a foot and leg rub with Mary Kay energy cream. The Sisterhood is especially passionate because two members are cancer survivors. “It’s important for us to be there as sisters supporting each other and our faith. We have really bonded. The Luminaria Event is really special,” said Donna Moyer, Mary Kay Sisterhood team captain. The team is offering luminaria and dedications from now through May 1 for a $10 donation. To order a luminaria in honor or in memoriam of a loved one, call Moyer during business hours at 813-333-6668.
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times people tell me thank you because they have colon cancer or because they were afraid of getting a colonoscopy. I’m especially grateful I was able to walk again with Linda
Donna Moyer (West Meadows), Dianne Jones (Tampa Palms), Linda Omer (Wellswood) and Alene Mitchell (The Oaks) of the Mary Kay Sisterhood are lassoing donations for Relay for Life New Tampa.
Omer of Wellswood describes fellow Mary Kay Sisterhood teammate Dianne Jones. Omer and Jones will both hoof it around the Freedom High School track on May 17-18 during Relay for Life New Tampa. Dianne survived stage-three colon cancer twice. Her doctor calls her his miracle patient. “I’m always so flattered when Linda says I’m an example. No matter when I speak, I believe I’m there because someone needs to hear that message. So many
up a fashion-forward crocheted scarf for a $20-50 donation. Macy’s and high-end retailers feature identical versions. These quality scarves are handmade to order for a cause. Curing cancer is Alene Mitchell’s cause. “My father and mother-in-law both had cancer. Last year, I had to go to Moffitt Cancer Center for tests. I was so scared. I sat there and watched all these women with smiles coming and going. Some of them were very ill. I kicked myself. I said they can do it, then I can do it,” Mitchell said. “I got involved in Relay when Donna (Moyer) invited me. Now I raise money for hospice and Relay. I’m even teaching my granddaughters to crochet.” “Knitting for Life is part of our Mary Kay Sisterhood fundraising
last year,” Jones said. Omer, whose mother and aunts had breast cancer, walked her second Relay last year. It was the first year she walked as a breast cancer survivor. “I was walking for everyone else. As I went through treatment, I watched Dianne,” Omer added. She chose to be upbeat, brave and beautiful—continuing her Mary Kay business during her treatment. “I gave out small perfume samples for a $5 Relay donation at a garage sale this year. You know, I made more for the Relay Alene Mitchell models one of the Mary Kay Sisterhood’s custom order crocheted scarves, perfect for the fashionista that I did for the garage in your life. sale!” she said. effort and we will work on it all year Frills and Fun featured long,” said Mitchell, who lives in at Relay Sisterhood The Oaks. One thrilled donor has Campsite ordered a baby quilt. Alene is taking Check out the Mary Kay orders by phone Monday through Sisterhood site first when you arrive Friday during business hours at at Relay for Life May 17-18 at 813-951-5465. Freedom High. There you can pick
Florida Wind Band May Concert Celebrates Tampa’s Hispanic Heritage The Florida Wind Band will present a concert on May 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the new USF School of Music Concert Hall. “Seis de Mayo: Fiesta del Vientos” will feature an evening of Spanish and Latino music ranging from classical to contemporary. FWB Conductor and Artistic Director Dr. John Carmichael says: “Your Cinco de Mayo celebration will be extended and concluded with a climactic musical experience when you hear a tango or a paso doble played by the Florida Wind Band on Seis de Mayo!" Founded in 2007, the Florida Wind Band is America’s newest professional wind band and the only professional wind band in Florida. The Florida Wind Band is committed to providing
high quality public performances of the very best in wind band literature, seeking to preserve the wind band musical heritage and to expand the repertoire with the premiere of new compositions. The goal of the FWB is to provide entertainment and artistic stimulation for Tampa Bay’s residents and visitors, many of whom have had experience in school bands and have known this experience to be life changing.
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Tiger Cub Scouts, who are in first grade, are recognized for their achievements at Pack 801’s Blue and Gold Banquet, an annual celebration of the founding of Boy Scouts.
Cub Scouts from Pack 801, which meets at Hunter’s Green Elementary School, are preparing to head out to Camp Brorein, a local Boy Scout camp, for a weekend outdoors. The boys will participate in canoeing, archery, shooting BB guns, bouldering, rappelling, and enjoy a campfire with s’mores. Cub Scout camp is for boys in first through fifth grade, and always includes siblings – and the whole family – in on the fun! They participated in Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful on Saturday, April 27th, by removing trash from a local park. Pack 801 recently recognized the 103rd anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouts, an annual celebration called the Blue and Gold Banquet. Boys were recognized for the achievements they have earned so far this year. We welcome new boys into our Pack at any time. Students do not have to attend Hunter’s Green Elementary to join our Pack. Learn more about Cub Scout Pack 801 on our website at http://TampaPack801.com or contact John Forman at email@example.com or 813-758-4398.
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Outdoor Water Use Restrictions for All Properties in Unincorporated Hillsborough County Effective March 13, 2013
Irrigation of Established Lawns and Landscaping: As of March 13, 2013 outdoor water use for irrigation of established lawns and landscaping is restricted to a single day per week according to a propertyâ€™s address. Irrigation must be accomplished prior to 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Any one zone of a property may only be watered once during the allowable day, NOT both in the morning and evening. The rules apply to all sources of water, including private wells and surface water. The prescribed days are as follows: Addresses ending in the number 0 or 1: Mondays only Addresses ending in the number 2 or 3: Tuesdays only Addresses ending in the number 4 or 5: Wednesdays only Addresses ending in the number 6 or 7: Thursdays only Addresses ending in the number 8 or 9, Fridays only Locations with no address (common areas, entry areas) Fridays only Locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) Fridays only Irrigation of New Lawns and Landscaping is restricted as follows: For new plant material including 30
turfgrass: On days 1-30, beginning on the day of installation, new plant material including turfgrass may be watered any day of the week, before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. On days 31-60, new plant material including turfgrass may be watered as follows: Even-numbered addresses may only water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Odd-numbered addresses may only water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Common areas, mixed even/odd addresses, and locations with no address may water on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Following this period all new plant material is considered established and must follow the one day per week restriction outlined above. NOTE: All new plant material (new or replacement turfgrass or new plants/shrubs) must cover at least 50% of an irrigation zone in order to water with an inground sprinkler system during the establishment period. If not, the new plant material must be hand watered following the same time of day and day of week restrictions for new plant establishment. (Example: If you purchased one flat of grass plugs to place throughout your front yard to fill in bare spots, this would not cover 50% of an irrigation zone. Hand watering would be required.) Also, only those zones containing 50% new plant material may be watered, not the entire yard. (Example:
If you had your entire front yard re-sodded, but not your backyard, only those zones covering the front yard could be run during the establishment period. The backyard zones would have to remain on the regular watering schedule. Most irrigation timers have an A & B program. Program A can be set for the regular watering. Program B can be programmed for multiple days to only water those zones containing the new plant material during the establishment period.) Low Volume Irrigation Low volume irrigation is defined as a maximum of a halfgallon per minute (30 gallons per hour) per emitter. Low volume irrigation is not approved for lawns or turfgrass. Low volume irrigation of plant materials other than lawns and grass is allowed any day, however, you must water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The use must not be wasteful and unnecessary. Hand Watering Hand watering of plant materials other than lawns and turfgrass may occur on any day prior to 8:00 am or after 6:00 pm. Hand watering of lawns and turfgrass may only occur during the designated day and time for irrigation of established lawns and landscaping at that address. Chemical Treatment If chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are applied to your lawn or landscape plant by a certified professional applicator, they can be watered in according to manufacturerâ€™s instructions within 24 hours of the chemical treatment. Applying water following a
chemical treatment by a certified professional applicator is allowable on your non-designated watering day provided a dated chemical advisory marker showing the date of application is visible in the yard. All such watering must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. If you apply a chemical treatment to your lawn or landscape plants yourself, the watering in of those chemicals must be done on your designated watering day for your address prior to 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Decorative Fountains and Other Aesthetic Water Features Aesthetic water features may only be operated four hours per day and the hours of operation must be posted. Car Washing Car washing is limited to once per week on the designated watering day for the location. Commercial car washes, including mobile detailing businesses, may still operate on any day and time. Fundraiser car washes are banned. Pressure Washing Pressure washing for aesthetic purposes is allowed once on an annual basis. Pressure washing for necessary purposes, such as prior to painting or to correct a health or safety hazard, is allowed as needed. Irrigation System Maintenance Irrigation systems may be operated during restricted hours for cleaning and maintenance purposes, but limited to 10 minutes per week. An attendant must remain visibly on site during the entire cleaning and maintenance operation. HG NEWS
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