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Lake Bernadette THE Voice of the Lake Bernadette Community • Volume I, Issue 1 - May/June, 2011

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Publisher’s Letter: Hello Neighbors & Friends

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e are pleased to introduce you to your new Lake Bernadette community newsletter. Many HOA, CDD, clubhouse and country club people were involved in getting this together and producing a high quality newsletter that is “all about you” and your community. Information from all governing entities, residents, local organizations and businesses is welcome. We want you to share your stories, happen-

ings, events, celebrations, pictures, social gatherings, clubs, exciting news, needs and more. Lake Bernadette News will be published every other month and delivered in your mailbox. The next issue will be in July, so think about sending summer and going back to school information too. And, look for the Lake Bernadette Logo Contest below. Someone could win a $75 gift certificate and have their artwork as the official Lake Bernadette logo. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email and we look forward to bringing you the best that Lake Bernadette has to offer.

Cindi Matter, Publisher

cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com

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Publisher: 27551 Cashford Cir, #102 • Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 813-991-0323 • cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com www.ycnpub.com

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Logo Contest

Send in your photos!

Email photos to: cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com This month’s cover photo contest winner: Kevin & Mindy McLeod with their son Griffin, residents of Green Heath

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Residents of Lake Bernadette!

John Gant: Cell: 760-6060 • Office: 813-991-0323

Get creative and help us create a Lake Bernadette logo. Think about representing golf, the lake and the letters L.B.

A special Thank You to Publix for their support of Lake Bernadette community.

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Send your entries to: LakeBnews5410@aol.com or drop off artwork at the Clubhouse.

32765 Eiland Blvd • 779-2368

Prize: $75 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. Winner and all entries will be announced in the next Lake Bernadette News! Page 2

Proud Member of the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce © 2011 Lake Bernadette News. All rights reserved. Lake Bernadette News is published bi-monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Lake Bernadette community and advertisers. The views expressed within are not necessarily those of the Publisher, the Board of Supervisors, HOA or CDD. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Lake Bernadette News. Editorial submission are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and/or clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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[ Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce ] Events Calendar Regularly Scheduled Chamber Meetings & Events: First Tue. of Month 12 Noon: Ambassadors Meeting 5-7PM: Chamber After Hours, Various Venues

Second Tue. of Month 12 Noon: Executive Board Meeting, Chamber Office

Second Wed. of Month 9:00 AM: New Member Orientation

Third Tue. of Month 3:30 PM: Board of Directors Meeting

Third Wed. of Month 8:00 AM: Citizen of the Month, Exciting Chancey Road Christian Church

Third Wed. of Month 12:00 Noon: Lunch & Learn

Third Thur. of Month

Silverado Golf & Country, Registration 11am, Start 1pm (vols needed!) • City Manager Final Selection, Meet-and-Greet 5PM, Interviews 6PM

May 7: • Big Time Sports Tavern GO / Ribbon Cutting, Kentucky Derby Style 12:00

May 9: • City Council Meeting, City Hall Council Chamber, 6PM

May 10:

• Annual Zephyrhills Scramble,

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• Ambassador’s Luncheon, sponsored by CF Industries.

June 8: • Member Orientation, Chamber Office, 9am (Board/Amb please attend)

June 14:

May 12: • ZHS Scholarship Awards Night, ZHS, 7pm

May 19:

May 6:

June 7:

May 11: • Member Orientation, Chamber Office, 9am (Board/Amb please attend)

7:00 AM: Breakfast, Golden Corral (unless otherwise noted)

• Ambassador’s Luncheon, sponsored by CF Industries • Chamber After Hours, Big Time Sports Tavern, 5PM (New Business/Member)

May 30: • Chamber office closed in observance of Memorial Day

June 13:

Fourth Thur. of Month

May 3:

• Chamber Breakfast, West Winds Assisted Living, at West Winds, 7AM

• Executive Board Meeting, Chamber Office, 12Noon

May 17: • Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber Office, 3:30pm

5:00 PM: Mixer (Hosts’ Venue)

May 26:

• City Council Meeting, City Hall Council Chamber, 6PM

• Executive Board Meeting, Chamber Office, 12 Noon

June 16: • Chamber Mixer, Bay Area Rehab, 5PM June 21: • Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber Office, 3:30pm

•C  hamber Mixer, Scotland Yards, 5PM May 23: • City Council Meeting, City Hall Council Chamber, 6PM

May 24: • Citizen of the Month Annual Banquet, The Elks Lodge, 6PM

June 23: • Chamber Breakfast, East Pasco YMCA, at Golden Corral, 7AM June 27: • City Council Meeting, City Hall Council Chamber, 6PM June TBA: • Chamber Public Forum Series

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6th Annual Zephyrhills Scramble Friday’s early afternoon rains didn’t seem to damper the turnout or the enthusiasm of some 70 golfers that came out for the 6th annual Zephyrhills Scramble on Friday, May 6th. The tournament, organized by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills-Noon to benefit community-wide programs and services of both organizations, was delayed about 15 minutes as organizers waited for “chamber of commerce weather” to break through. And it did. All afternoon, the sun shined and cool breezes rolled over the course at Silverado Golf & Country Club, making for delightful golfers’ weather. “I’m not a golfer myself,” said Vonnie Mikkelsen, chamber executive director, “but I have to say it is a joy to put this tournament on, to see local businesses, community leaders and golf enthusiasts come together for a great time and best of all, for a great cause.” The scramble’s legendary feature attraction, affectionately known as “The Oasis” and always a popular “watering hole”, was sponsored again this year by local restaurateur Mike Mira of Maine-ly New England who gave away free hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and refreshments of the bloody mary and margarita flavor. At the end of the day, golfer’s returned to the clubhouse for a buffet dinner complements of Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, a winner’s circle awards program and $3,500 worth of door prize give-aways.

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[community News] Community Development District (CDD) Resident Board Members Chairman - Bob Robertson Vice Chairman - Gary Glassman Chris Black, Elain Sebastian Michael Berman Clubhouse Manager - Dan Nesselt Phone: 813-788-7690 Fax: 813-780-9819 Email: lbcdd@tampabay.rr.com District Manager - John Ricciardi Phone: 813-991-1116 x102 Email: jricciardi@severntrentms.com Clubhouse Hours Daily: 5:30am-10:00pm Office: 9:00am-5:00pm Main Pool: 9:30am-4:30pm Cabana Pool: 9:00am-9:00pm

Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors President - Jim Burns VP/Treasurer - John Fleming Secretary - Brigid Bauman Property Manager - Lloyd Rials Phone: 813-263-5905 Email: Lloyd@greenacreproperties.com Design Review Board Chairman – John Mooney Email: jmooney72@verizon.net

HOA Website: www.lakebernadettehoa.com

Lake Bernadette Newsletter 5410 Golf Links Blvd Zephyrhills, FL 33541 Phone: 813- 788-7690 Email: LakeBnews5410@aol.com Neither the CDD nor Association endorse or recommend any advertiser in this newsletter.

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HOA President’s Message

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reetings to all homeowners and residents of our beautiful community, and welcome to the first issue of our new Lake Bernadette Newsletter, a collaborative effort of your CDD and HOA Boards. Our publishing goals are simple: keep the homeowners and residents in Lake Bernadette informed of events, guidelines and issues facing our community. We hope to provide interesting articles, including pertinent guidelines from our governing documents and deed restrictions, calendars of events and activities at our clubhouse, as well as important county and state regulations and laws that effect all of us in our community. Periodically we will publish informative articles pertaining to landscape maintenance, updates on housing issues, and the impact foreclosures are having on our community. During initial discussions on newsletter development, we ascertained a potential need for a Lake Bernadette logo. Since we

have many talented and artistic people in the community, we will sponsor a contest for an LB logo. We also plan to hold bimonthly photo contests to select the cover photo for our newsletters. Stay tuned for contest rules and prizes. We expect some growing pains and therefore solicit community input and feedback on the newsletter. Comments can be sent via email to: LakeBnews5410@aol.com. Before closing, I want to acknowledge our newsletter coordinators, Brigid Bauman, HOA Secretary and Chris Black, CDD Coordinator. Both have worked hard to get this project up and running. We hope you will find our newsletter informative and helpful, and we look forward to your suggestions and comments. Respectfully, Jim Burns - President, HOA

Event Calendar [Clubhouse] Listings are held at Lake Bernadette

May

Mondays Aqua-Fit: 10am 2nd & 16th Bingo: 7pm Jazzercise: 6-7pm 30th Memorial Day BBQ: Free to Lake Bernadette residents and their guests,12-2 pm.Please RSVP by May 27th.

TuesdayS Jazzercise: 6-7pm 5/17 Zumba Free Trial Class: 10:30am 5/24 CDD Meeting: 6:30pm Wednesdays Aqua-Fit: 10am Poker, Cards & Games: 6:30pm Thursdays Scrabble 10am 5/19 Book Club 7pm Fridays Aqua-Fit: 10am Tap Dance: 3-5pm 5/6 Movie Night: 6:30pm Saturdays Coffee Hour: 9:30am May | June 2011

June Mondays 6th & 20th Bingo: 7pm Aqua-Fit: 10am Jazzercise: 6-7pm TuesdayS Jazzercise: 6-7pm Zumba: 10:30am WednesdayS Aqua-Fit: 10am Poker, Cards & Games: 6:30pm ThursdayS Scrabble: 10am 16th Book Club FridayS Aqua-Fit: 10am Tap Dance: 3-5pm 24th Scrapbooking: 7pm 3rd Movie Night: 6:30pm SaturdayS Coffee Hour: 9:30am

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[community News]

Reserving Easier Said Than Done By Lloyd Rials, General Manager Lake Bernadette HOA

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eserving” is a relatively simple concept by which funds are saved for future replacement of major items in accordance with a determined schedule. For example, if you have a dishwasher and you are concerned about saving so that when it wears out you will have enough to replace it, you should estimate its replacement cost and its lifespan. For example, we estimate a replacement dishwasher will cost $600 and we estimate we will need that replacement in five years or 60 months. So if we divide $600 by 60 months, we can estimate that we will need to save $10 a month for a replacement in 60 months. Theoretically, if we put aside $10 each month for five years, we should have enough to purchase a new dishwasher when the old one wears out. I say theoretically because there are some “what ifs” that need to be considered. What if the price of a new dishwasher increases during the five years or a mechanical/electrical problem precipitates earlier replacement? What if the machine is abused and the dishwasher fails before our estimated time of replacement? These “what if” variables are illustrative of common problems in reserving or scheduling savings.

[tidbits]

Reserving is a very important part of commercial and individual property management. Without reserving or saving for major items, we would have periodic, very unexpected, inequitable and upsetting special assessments for such things as roofing, painting and replacement of major items. Can you imagine the problems created if all of a sudden you as a homeowner were presented

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with a bill for $8,000 for the replacement of your roof and you hadn’t saved or reserved for it? Reserving or saving eliminates or minimizes the need for special assessments. An added benefit of reserving is that it takes advantage of interest to help achieve the replacement cost. A special assessment is the result of inaccurate budgeting – not reserving enough. Sometimes a special assessment cannot be avoided – but most times the principal expense can be anticipated. This brings us to the real point of this article. Recent jumps or spikes in the cost of crude oil have had profound effects on other than the cost of fuel that we use to power our vehicles. There is a direct relationship between the price of gasoline and the price of asphalt roofing. Obviously, asphalt roofing is made from petroleum products. It is not much more than sticky tar that has been oxidized and soaked into a fiberglass mat (shingle) with a few stone granules added. What drives up the price of roofing is the price of crude oil and, for purposes of our conversation – let’s call it the price of gas. Roofing is a long-term reserving exercise with an expected life of 10-15 years. So you can imagine the vexing problems presented with roofing when the price of its primary component jumps from $1.50/gal to $4.50/gal within its expected life. It is a budget buster! All of a sudden the goal posts have moved and the replacement cost doubled or even tripled! Not unlike our washing machine example, with roofing other things can happen that will skew a reserving schedule. Not keeping your roof clean or allowing branches to brush

against and/or accelerate wear on the surface will shorten its expected life. When variables enter the reserving schedule there is only one thing that can be done to avoid the special assessment that would result from inadequate reserving and that is to adjust or restate the reserving schedule. Invariably the adjustment results in an increase in maintenance assessment. There is “no free lunch”. When the price of roofing jumps then the replacement cost, to remain realistic, must be adjusted to stay close to meeting the new replacement cost. There are a number of service areas in Lake Bernadette whose members must reserve for roofing: The Manors, Lakeview, Autumn Shire, Augusta Links, Wimbledon Greens, and Fairway Villas. The HOA, of necessity, will have all of the roofs within its purview inspected and re-evaluated with respect to expected remaining life and replacement cost before the composition of the 2012 HOA Operating Budget so that the 2012 HOA Operating Budget can incorporate the re-evaluations. It is a foregone conclusion that reserve contributions for roofing should increase for Budget 2012. If you live in a single family home and are breathing a sigh of relief thinking that this doesn’t apply to you – better think again – if you have an asphalt shingle roof – this applies to you big time as you must do your own reserving and if you do not save/reserve enough for replacement, you will be sending yourself a notice of special assessment for the shortfall.

Tired of collecting those pesky plastic bags on your lawn or drive? I refer to the “Tampa Tribe Clips”, a marketing tool used to entice subscriptions to the newspaper. If you want to stop the littering on your property, email or call Terry Thompson, the Pasco Area Manager, to tell him to stop pitching at your address.

Quality Plants – A cheap plant is not necessarily an inexpensive one. Inspect plants before you buy. Treating sickly plants takes time and money.

Email: tthompson@tampatrib.com Address: Mr. Terry Thompson c/o Tampa Tribune 202 South Parker St Tampa, FL 33606

Fertilizing – Plants kept at minimum fertilization levels

Tidbits to help with your landscaping: Simplify – When choosing plants and bushes, go for native species that are drought and pest resistant. Place them carefully according to sun, shade, space and pruning needs. May | June 2011

Mulches – Mulch around plants reduce weeds and conserve moisture. Gravel and bark mulches require little care beyond pulling or spraying the weeds that grow through. need less pruning, less mowing and less water.

Tree Beds

– Tree beds protect the trees and speed up

mowing.

Tree Pruning-

Selected pruning allows wind to pass through without causing damage. Prune lower limbs and thin branches to let more light reach the grass.

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[From the Experts] How Often Should You Visit the Doctor for Checkups? By Nancy W. Finnerty, MD, PhD Florida Medical Clinic Family Medicine Though some might consider a visit to the doctor unnecessary unless they’ve developed symptoms, regular checkups are an important part of staying healthy. In the long run, one visit a year can prevent ten visits later, not to mention an unwanted trip to urgent care or the emergency room. After all, you don’t wait for your car to break down before you change the oil! You are worth more than your car! But how many times a year should you get a checkup? The common sense answer is at least once a year, but there are several factors that can determine your “magic number.” These factors will also change what is included in a checkup. Here are some of the most important:

Age—Everyone needs to be seen once a year. As you get older, recommendations for routine monitoring of blood work for such things as sugar and cholesterol become more frequent (every 5 years in your twenties to every year in your fifties). Men need to get prostate checks every year after the age of 50; women need yearly mammograms and pap smears. A colonoscopy should be scheduled at age 50 for both men and women. Medical History—Your medical history may require you to schedule more frequent or special checkups to prevent a recurrence of previous illnesses. It’s also a good idea to get regularly checked out if members of your immediate family have health conditions that

may have been genetically passed on to you. For example if your parent or sibling has a history of colon cancer or suspicious polyps, a colonoscopy is recommended before the age of 50. Gender/Ethnicity—Some illnesses are more specific to women than men, and vice versa. Women, for example, should visit their physician once a year for a gynecological exam, while it is recommended that men over 50 have a prostate exam every year. This is true for different ethnicities as well—some illnesses (such as sickle cell anemia or celiac disease) are more prevalent among certain ethnic groups and prevention or treatment may require more frequent attention.

Current Activities—Almost every activity we engage in can affect our health. A yearly checkup allows your primary care physician to make recommendations that can keep you active longer and safely, such as safety equipment, use of sun screen, hydration requirements that change with season, age and medical conditions. As a multi-specialty facility, Florida Medical Clinic can give you a better idea of how often you need to visit the doctor based the above factors and how they apply to you. Contact our Dade City office at 352.567.8640 or request an appointment with Dr. Finnerty online at www. floridamedcialclinic.com . We look forward to your visit.

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[community News]

Lawn Care in Lake Bernadette Landscapes By BJ Jarvis, Pasco Extension Director & Horticulture Agent

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ay is one of the best times of the year to talk about lawn care. Winter’s dormancy is past, warm dry days are making the grass grow, and its time to fertilize. Since Floridians tend to spend more time outdoors working on our lawns than any other gardening task, let’s talk about what should be done to a beautiful lawn. Mowing is one of the first things we do in the spring. Over winter, if the mower blades didn’t get sharpened, it’s time to hop right on this important task. A sharp mower blade is a lot like a sharp scalpel, cleaner cuts are healthier cuts. If you keep an extra set of mower blades handy then they can easily be swapped out. Page 8

For both St. Augustine and Bahia grasses, mower decks should be set at 4”-5” high (or the mowers highest setting). This allows grass to shade the ground reducing the opportunities for weeds to grow and keeps the soil cooler during the hot, dry days of spring. Fertilizing in the spring is helpful; just don’t encourage very vigorous and shallow-rooted grasses. Choose a fertilizer that has about half of the nitrogen (that first number on the label) in a slow-release form. Look for words such as coated, polymer or water insoluble which will be an indication that only part of the fertilizer will be available at any one time. Fertilizer released at a slower rate allows gardeners

to fertilize less often, and allows plants to receive a steady diet of nutrients, and the chance that rain will wash away expensive fertilizers is lessened. Finally spring can be characterized by warm but dry days, at the very time when plants need some water to support their fast growth rate. Pasco County restrictions allow one irrigation cycle per week, which may be needed if no rainfall occurs. Be sure to check that automatic irrigation systems have a functioning rain shut-off device (required by law) so the system doesn’t come on during or just after a downpour. Also check irrigation head and piping for leaks and misaligned or broken

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irrigation heads. Neglected systems waste water and money, while plants suffer. If pressure in your community allows, run the system early in the morning to shorten the time turf is wet as warm wet periods are the perfect conditions for fungus development. The University of Florida has a great turf website for more information: hort.ufl.edu/ yourfloridalawn/ If you are having trouble with your lawn, feel free to contact BJ at bjjarvis@ufl.edu or the Extension office at 352-518-0474 for more information.

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Mens & Ladies

Summer

Golf

League

Men’s League

Ladies’ League

The Men’s League tee off time is 5:005:30pm every Wednesday playing 9 holes. This is a 2-man league playing best ball and is handicapped. There are 2 Flights: Flight A plays from the blue tees; Flight B plays from the white tees. Your team plays different teams each week and you will either get strokes or give strokes according to your handicap. Your team handicap will change weekly Regardless if your team plays good or bad. There is also a skins game which is played within your flight. A low net prize will be awarded each week. A banquet offering a full dinner will be held at the end of the league and the overall winners will receive their prizes.

The Ladies’ League started May 2nd. Tee off time is 4-6 pm every Monday playing 9 holes. This league is a lot of fun. Beginners are very welcome. It is not a serious league. You will meet new golfing friends. There are many different tournaments played throughout the summer from individual to team events - all for fun. Many prizes and gift certificates are handed out all summer. After a few of the events the ladies sit down for dinner and drinks while socializing and meeting new friends.

This is our 14th year for the Summer League. We usually have 50-60 players. It is a good competitive league and it is very fair for all players. The league cost is $25 a night which includes the golf, food and prizes. Please call (813) 7887888 And ask for todd if you need more information.

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There is a one-time fee of $30 which pays for the dinners. The golf is $8 for 9 holes. For more information on this league, please call the pro shop at (813) 788-7888 or stop by and pick up a schedule sheet. Don’t forget to visit our website at www. linksoflakebernadette.com for other golfing specials. Our restaurant serves breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning. Lunch is served everyday. If you do not feel like playing golf, come up to the clubhouse and check us out. We have a covered deck, many TVs outside, and much more. See you on the links!

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[Business Spotlight]

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rail & Associates exists to provide individuals, families and small business owners with convenient, affordable solutions to all of their insurance needs. They represent all the major carriers in the State of Florida for Group, Individual and Medicare Health Insurance. They also represent over 20 life insurance carriers. By providing numerous options to their clients they can always ensure their clients have the best coverage for the best price.

Trail & Associates Dawn started in the insurance industry in 2006. In January, 2008, she opened Trail and Associates in Lutz with her husband Glenn. While Dawn conducts the heavily regulated business of selling and marketing the insurance plans they offer, Glenn works diligently behind the scenes. Their success relies heavily on word of mouth referrals. They understand that trust is the foremost component in the decision-making process of most people, which is why they strive to conduct themselves at all times with honesty and integrity. Here are some things their clients say about them...

Dawn and Glenn

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“Dawn is a tremendous person that goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is a rare jewel in the health care industry. She is always trying to find a way for her clients to have great coverage without paying a great price. Her commitment,

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dedication, and hard work are second to none.” John Scott “Dawn Trail is the consummate professional and advisor. She cares deeply for her clients and always looks to put their interests first. She is humble, knowledgeable, personable, honest, and genuine; I have no hesitations in sending her referrals for even my best clients. I highly recommend Dawn and have full confidence in her ability to service her clients.” Jeff Ford Dawn and Glenn have lived in Lutz since 2000 since moving from Wilmington NC. Dawn and Glenn are originally from South Africa Immigrating to the US in 1993. They spend their spare time boating and Scuba Diving. Trail and Associates are active members of the community and are members of Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Call them today for a free evaluation. 813.649.8624

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[School News] June

Important Dates

1st . . . . . .Student’s Last Day of Classes

May

2nd. . . . .Teacher Planning Days (June 2 & 3)

Zephyrhills High School 6335 12th St. Zephyrhills, FL Phone: (813) 794-6100 zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/

ZHS Writing Soars to 3rd in County ZHS writing scores are above the state and district averages. We ranked third among Pasco County High Schools. Last year ZHS was 2nd to the bottom. This is a Huge difference! 77% of the tested students scored 4.0 or higher. This is up 17% from last school year. Almost 70% of the students tested improved or remained at the level they scored when taking the test during their 8th grade year. These drastic increases will have major impacts on the School Grade. Not one student tested scored a 0 or 1. Only 17 scored a”2”.

19th .. . .Bubbaque’s Night to benefit NRES

4th .. . .SAT Test. Deadline to register May 6-20

24th . . . Iguanas Award Assembly 9:00 a.m.

11th . . . . .ACT Test. Deadline to register May 6-20 14th. . . . .Report Cards Mailed

26th . . . 9:00 - K/1 Awards . . .. . . . . . 10:00 - 2/3 Awards . . .. . . . . . 1:15 - 4th Grade Awards

School Grades Are In

27th .. . .5th Grade Auction

ZHS improved a letter grade to a “B” school *Graduation rates are 10% higher than the state average

31st . . . . .5th Grade Awards 9:00 a.m. . . .. . . . . . 5th Grade Luncheon

ZHS School Based Semester Exam Schedule 5/26 & 5/27 (Thur/Fri) - LA, PE JROTC, SS, CCTE 5/30 (Mon) – Memorial Day (No school) 5/31 & 6/1 (Tue/Wed) - Fine Arts, Math, Rdg, Sci, World Lang Make-up exams: 5/26, 5/27, 5/31, 6/1 & 6/2 (Teacher Planning Day)

Honor Roll: 3.2 or above for the Quarter Academic Award: 3.75/above for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Quarter (all three)

May

Important Dates

13th. . . . 8th grade Grad Night 20th . . . 8th grade Field Day & Yearbook Signing 21sh .. . .8th grade Social

New River Elementary School 4710 River Glen Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 Phone: (813) 346-0500 nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/New_River

18th. . . . .Last Day of Classes for Seniors . . .. . . . . . Baccalaureate Practice 2:30-4pm . . .. . . . . . PowderPuff Game 7pm ZHS Stadium 19th. . . . .Spring Concert-Chorus & Band 7pm 20th.. . . Black & Orange Game - 1pm - Stadium 22nd. . . Baccalaureate - 6pm Nazarene Church 24th. . . Graduation Practice 8-11am Activity Ctr. . . .. . . . . . Senior Send-off 11am-2pm ZHS Stadium 25th. . . Graduation Practice 8-12pm Activity Ctr. 26th.. . .Graduation Practice 8-12pm Activity Ctr. . . .. . . . . . Spring Game - ZHS vs PHS 7pm @ZHS 27.th . . . Graduation - 7pm Lakeland Center 30th.. . .Memorial Day- No School

26th . . . Top Dog Luncheon 27th .. . .Club Day 30th . . .No School – Memorial Day

June

Place Program From June 6 – Aug 18th from 6am – 6pm. Registration is at the school. It is $20 nonrefundable sign up and then $55 a week. Please call 813-346-0592 for more information.

1st . . . . . . . . Last Day for Students ________________________________________________________

Praising children can boost their self-esteem and keep them working when they’ve run into trouble.

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• Residential pressure washing maintenance • 20’ Rotary wash of driveway & walks • White vinyl panel fence algae removal • Pressure spray cement & aluminum clean • 3800psi adjustable unit and 300’ of hose • Lanai spray removal of ugly black crud • Pool deck tile or cement plus pool cage • Gutter clean-out and pressure cleaning • Clothes dryer exhaust clean out to roof.

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Raymond B. Stewart Middle School 38505 10th Ave. Zephyrhills, FL Phone: (813) 794-6500 rbsms.pasco.k12.fl.us/RBSMS

May

GPA Qualifications for:

Important Dates

25th . . . 5th Grade Field Trip to Disney Quest

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[ Scouts ]

Summer Camp Just for Girls!

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SWCF summer camps are open to all girls entering grades 1 – 12, whether or not they’re Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) invites all girls entering grades 1 – 12 to have fun at camp this summer! Day and overnight camps are offered throughout June and July at all five of the council’s camp properties – there’s something for every girl!

(Riverview), Camp Indian Echo (Hudson), Camp Scoutcrest (Odessa), Camp Wai Lani (Palm Harbor) and Camp Wildwood (Wildwood). Of these, Camps Dorothy Thomas, Scoutcrest and Wildwood are American Camp Association accredited.

GSWCF summer camps are open to all girls entering grades 1 – 12, whether or not they’re Girl Scouts. Non-Girl Scouts who register for summer camp will pay a one-time fee of $12 to join the organization.

Games, dance, the arts, horseback riding, water skiing, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and swimming are among the many activities offered. Can’t decide on just one? Not quite sure about sleeping away for a week? Girls can customize their camp experiences. All sessions include sports, nature exploration, and arts and crafts for a well-rounded camp experience.

GSWCF camp properties are: Camp Dorothy Thomas

“Girl Scout summer camp programs encompass a rich history of nearly

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100 years of providing outdoor experiences for girls,” said Kim Jowell, CEO, GSWCF. “Camp is a place where girls learn to live and work together, make new friends, practice leadership skills and, of course, have fun!”

Visit gswcf.org to view the Girl Scout Summer Camp guide, and register for summer camp starting April 2! For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, visit gswcf.org or call 800881-4475.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Lake Bernadette. Send us your news, happenings, events, awards, charities, trips, pictures and more to be included on the scouts page. Publisher: cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com

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Important County Contact

[information] portal.pascocountyfl.net/portal/server.pt/community/county_agencies/207

Animal Services Denise Hilton - Manager .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . (813) 929-1212

Code Compliance.. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . (727) 847-8171 Customer Service Heather Grimes - Performance Development Administrator . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-2411

Emergency Services and Fire Rescue Anthony Lopinto - Director / Fire Chief. . . . (813) 929-2750

Engineering Services James C. Widman, P.E. - Director/County Engineer . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8140

Health Department David R. Johnson, M.D., M.S., M.H.A. - Director . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 861-5250

Pasco County School Board Heather Fiorentino - Superintendent . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 794-2000

Paving Assessment David Brown - Project Manager . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 834-3601

Property Appraiser Mike Wells - Property Appraiser) . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 521-4433

Introducing a SMARTER General Pest Control Program:

Road and Bridge Michael Garrett, P.E. - Public Works Director) . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8143

Sheriff . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8143 East Pasco Dispatcher: . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . (813)-929-1204

Stormwater Management . . . . . . . . . .. . (727) 834-3611

We offer the SMART/PLUS QUARTERLY SERVICE. This is the most convenient and effective pest control service in the industry today. You only need to be home on the INITIAL service. With our scientific approach and new state of the art products we will control your bugs, GUARANTEED!

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Survey Hardoowar Singh, P.L.S.M., County Surveyor . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8140

Tax Collector Mike Olson. . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 521-4360

Utilities Services Bruce E. Kennedy, P. E. - Assistant County Administrator . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8145

Veterans Services William S. Klinger - County Veterans Service Officer . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 834-3282 Page 14

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[Classifieds] RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS: Lake Bernadette residents can list items (with the exception of real estate – which may be listed under Business Classifieds for $39) for sale and/or services needed at no charge. up to 45 words. For your convenience, classifieds may be send via email to (LB Classifieds:) cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com. LB News reserves the right to revise, reclassify, edit or refuse any classified advertisement. Personal

[Goods] FOR SALE 1999 Lexus ES300 $5000 Firm, Runs Great! 183,000 miles, All Leather in good condition, Power everything and works, 2nd owner, we have all the service records. Contact David or Denise 907-8343. ______________________________

FOR SALE Two piece connected sofa with 2 recliners built in. L-shaped. Brown with little threads of color woven in. Not fancy, but very comfy. $25. Please contact me at info@ tampabaywellness.com ______________________________ FOR SALE Turn Key ready furnishing for 1 bedroom condo; absolutely everything you would need

information, such as name and address, is required for submission but will not appear in the classified listing unless requested. Classifieds will be accepted and posted from non-Lake Bernadette residents but only after payment of $15 is received. For further information, call 813-991-0323 or email cmatter1@tampabay.rr.com.

from silverware to towels to all furniture with the exception of no TV. All items less than one year old. White leather couch and love seat... and furniture is light sand wood. Lease was up at our condo and they sold our unit. Everything is stored in an air-conditioned unit. Bought for well over $5,000 will take $2,000 cash. Email me at JustJennaFox@gmail. ______________________________ FOR SALE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Autographed Hockey Stick. MUST SEE to make offer. Call 813.994.3743. ______________________________ FOR SALE Mountain Bike, Specialized Hard Rock, teal blue. $75 Call 813.994.3743.com ______________________________

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FOR RENT Sanibel Island waterfront timeshares: Lighthouse Resort (Aug. 20-27), $800; Shell Island Beach Club (Aug. 27-Sept. 3), $945. Each condo sleeps 6; fully furnished; cable TV/DVD, pool, hot tub, tennis, shuffleboard, gas grills, bikes; near fishing pier, century-old lighthouse, shopping, dining, grocery. Call 973-7237.

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