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Pasco County Launches New Brand for Tourism Efforts, Becomes Florida's Sports Coast
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Get Your Kids Out of the House This Summer
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Pasco County Launches New Brand for Tourism Efforts, Becomes Florida's Sports Coast
n March 7th, Pasco County unveiled a new brand for its tourism efforts, Florida’s Sports Coast. Over 100 people attended the launch event, featuring food from Top Shelf Sports Lounge and a special Sports Coast Ale from Big Storm Brewing. The introduction of Florida’s Sports Coast was held at Tampa International Airport to invite travelers to experience
Florida’s Sports Coast. Featured speakers included Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore, whose district includes Wesley Chapel; Marvin Green Jr, Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation, and Adam Thomas, Director of Office of Tourism for Pasco County. During the event, Commissioner Moore went over the Commissioner Moore and Adam Thomas break the ceremonial ribbon to launch Florida’s impact of tourism Sports Coast as Pasco County dignitaries, including Commissioner Kathryn Starkey look on. ______________________________________________________________________________ in Pasco County in 2018, including a $615 million economic impact, 1.1 million room nights which equates to 7,500 jobs. Commissioner Moore also highlighted the new Wiregrass Ranch
Marvin Green Jr. of Florida Sports Foundation, Adam Thomas, Director of Office of Tourism and Commissioner Mike Moore celebrate Florida’s Sports Coast. All three spoke at the event to launch Pasco County’s new tourism brand. _______________________________________
Sports Complex, currently under construction, will be a 98,000 square foot facility to host sports such as basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling, and almost any other indoor activity. “I am looking forward to seeing these numbers grow in the future as we show the world what Pasco County does as Florida’s Sports Coast,” Commissioner Moore said. 6 | LUTZ MAGAZINE | VOLUME II • ISSUE IV | TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894
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native of nearby Winter Haven, Dr. Arey grew up with a dual focus on achieving successes both academically and athletically. Following high school, he attended the University of Virginia as both a pre-med student and a pitcher on the Cavaliers baseball team. A shoulder injury early in college helped narrow his focus towards becoming a physician, and after graduating from UVA he completed his undergraduate medical education at Wake Forest University School of Medicine where his interest in ophthalmology and eye surgery strengthened. Dr. Arey subsequently completed his residency and fellowship training at the nationally recognized Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, easily leading his residency class in the number of cataract surgeries performed during his time at UTSW. In 2008, Dr. Arey returned to the Sunshine State with his wife and growing family and entered private practice with a focus on performing premium-level cataract surgery and comprehensive eye care. Last year in 2018, Dr. Arey successfully launched a new division within Florida Medical Clinic, conveying that Florida Medical Clinic Eye Specialists was created to give area patients access to genuinely advanced medical and surgical eye care in the setting of a truly patientcentered care experience, whether in the office, the surgery center, and even during phone interactions when patients call the clinic. Dr. Arey credits his loyal staff of four with embracing the challenge of striving for excellence in patient care each and every day, and clearly patients are taking note. Said Sandy, a recent surgical patient of Dr. Arey: “I want everyone to know he is a wonderful Doctor. He really cares about patients. He called me at night after surgery to make sure all was well and to say good night; that meant so much to me. He is the best eye doctor I’ve ever seen in my life.” Another recent cataract surgery patient, Vince J. raved, “Five Stars for Dr. Arey and His Staff: The Best!” At Florida Medical Clinic Eye Specialists, Dr. Arey is pleased to offer some of the most advanced technologies available in cataract surgery, including a laser-assisted surgical approach. In fact, Dr. Arey was the first eye surgeon to bring the femtosecond laser to North Tampa. By utilizing a variety of specialized lens implants, Dr. Arey is
able to create a customized surgical plan for each patient to achieve their desired visual results. He also provides his expertise in various other facets of eye care including medical and interventional glaucoma management as well as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration screening. “Early detection and treatment remain essential for the preservation of vision in patients with these potentially devastating ocular conditions,” says Dr. Arey. In the evenings and on weekends, you’re quite likely to find Dr. Arey on a soccer field, baseball diamond, or basketball court where he spends the majority of his free time volunteer coaching young athletes, including his three children. “Over the last decade I’ve had the chance to coach literally hundreds of kids in the area and without a doubt it’s been worth every minute… seeing young athletes progress in ability and confidence over the course of one or more seasons in their sport is truly something special.” Athleticism clearly runs in the family as both competitive soccer player Mikaela, (age 11) and baseball player Evan, (age 8) recently performed well in the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K race. Even budding soccer star Daniela (age 4) has moved beyond training wheels and is preparing for her first kids’ triathlon later this year. When asked what he enjoys most about his professional work, Dr. Arey replied, “It is truly incredible seeing how life changing cataract surgery can be for our patients. The enhancement of vision and in turn the improvement in their quality of life is both immediate and tangible. It’s very gratifying to be able to make such a difference.” Regarding FMC Eye Specialists, Dr. Arey states “I feel very blessed to have been given the chance to design a practice that is centered on my patients. Vision is precious and being entrusted to preserve that gift is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.” Mark L. Arey, MD is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist. His primary practice location is 4444 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite D, Tampa, FL 33613. Dr. Arey also sees patients in Land O’ Lakes at the Florida Medical Clinic facility on State Road 54. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 813-284-2323 or visit www.fmc2020.com
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ver since 10 year old Lexi Zink can remember, she’s wanted to become an Eagle Scout. In 2018, for the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to young women as well as young men, all of whom now have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. Lexi was the first and only girl to become a member of newly created Scout Troop #34, and is now on her way to achieving her dream of becoming an Eagle Scout. As part of this transition, the organization also changed its name to an all-inclusive version - Scouts BSA. Brandi Zink, Lexi’s Mom, said the change to allow girls was very controversial and a few parents in the area went so far as to remove their sons from the organization. Brandi even received some push back from friends and other parents who questioned why she was allowing her daughter to join the organization. She answered the critics, “It’s 100% her decision and it’s her true passion, so I support her. She’s fearless and grew up with her brothers in the Boy Scouts and participated in many Scouting activities with our two sons. This program is teaching her invaluable leadership skills.” She noted, “It’s strange, the boys never treat her any differently, only the adults do.” Brandi explained, “In fact, one of the reasons Lexi became disenchanted with the Girl Scouts after two years, was that they didn’t allow the whole family to participate in camping trips or activities with the troop.” The Boy Scouts encourage families and all siblings to join in the fun, so Lexi always took part in competitions alongside her brothers, including building and racing a derby car in the Pinewood Derby. Her mother noted, “Lexi has always been more into outdoorsy activities such as camping and hiking but that wasn’t as prevalent in the Girl Scout programs.” Brandi explained that there’s a lot of confusion in the community about how the girls participate with the boys. “Most people don’t understand that the boys and the girls are in separate troops but they are partnered with a boys’ troop as a ‘sister’ troop. The all-girl troop is headed by a female leader and the all-boy troop is led by a male. Brandi continued, “On a camping trip, during the day boys and girls participate in all activities together as a group. However in the evening, the troops split off and set up camp in completely separate areas of the campground.” She hopes once parents have a better understanding of how the program really works, more girls will be encouraged to join. Lexi’s new Scout Troop #34 is paired with Scout Troop #33, a well-established group with over 300 members that is chartered and sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O’Lakes. Lexi’s pack is a start-up with 12 girls so far, and they are looking to expand membership and secure local sponsors. Both troops meet every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church located at 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O' Lakes. _____________________________________________________
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Performing Arts Camp Offers Surprising Life Lessons
While attending a
performing arts summer camp can be incredibly fun and exciting for your youngster, arts programs also provide some remarkable hidden gems. Many of the lessons provided translate into lifelong skills that will enrich kids’ lives well into adulthood. Studies have shown that participating in an arts program creates a feeling of collaboration, support and connection between students. This unique platform creates a safe haven for children to develop, even assisting students with different learning styles or kids who might slip through the cracks. Here are a few life lessons your child can learn through participating in an arts program.
Through expressing themselves through rehearsals and performance, students discover their own voice, grow in selfconfidence and learn to take risks which will serve them in adulthood.
Improved Academic Performance
Performing arts education encourages experimentation and strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices develops a positive correlation between art and other academic achievements, such as reading and math. A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate. In addition, music stimulates the parts of the brain associated with academic achievement and emotional development.
Being involved in a performing arts program often requires an ensemble or collaboration with others, teaching students valuable lessons in teamwork that will serve them throughout their lives. Learning to combine the creative ideas and abilities of a group fosters the important skill of being able to work well with others. 16 | LUTZ MAGAZINE | VOLUME II • ISSUE IV | TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894
Arts programs help to create an awareness of diversity & cultivates understanding of cultural differences within a community.
Programs allow students a chance to develop their imagination and view situations through a different lens. Developing improvisation skills help children learn to evaluate unfamiliar situations, see different perspectives and trust in themselves and their abilities. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Through varied types of performance, children learn new ways to communicate, including verbal and nonverbal techniques, enabling them to share their message in a unique manner.
Theater exercises provide a safe place for children to express various emotions. In doing so, this allows students to release and learn to handle difficult emotions such as anger in a constructive context.
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Kids learn essential life skills by giving and receiving constructive criticism and praise to their peers, which builds self-respect and respect for others. So when your child is beaming with pride during their next stage performance, know that the lessons they learned in a fun performing arts camp will help them put their best foot forward in all areas of their life. ________________________________________________________ For 40 years, Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy (MJPAA) has been a leader in the Tampa bay area specializing in Dance, Acting, Voice and Music Education. It is considered one of the finest training facilities in the southeast region. They offer over 200 weekly classes plus summer camps for all ages and levels. For more information please visit www.mjpaa.com
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s a parent, you’ve probably become accustomed to seeing your child’s face illuminated by that bright blue glow from their electronic devices. But as we know, all that sparkles isn’t gold. As summer camp season approaches, parents can give their kids the gift of being unplugged and out in nature. Is it hard to imagine your child disconnected from their cell phone or tablet? Luckily, most summer camps require kids to check all electronics at the door, so this time you won’t have to be the bad guy. Many adventure camps are nestled right in our own backyard, offering outdoor fun ranging from highly specialized sports programs to horseback riding at a nearby dude ranch. Others provide rock wall climbing, ropes courses, hiking, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, and many more physical activities. Getting out of a sedentary comfort zone helps children develop healthy risk taking skills where they practice taking new steps in a safe, structured and supportive environment, while being cheered on by their peers. There’s nothing more freeing than getting out of your mind and into your physical body where you have only one option - to actually be in the present moment. Different types of camps are available including partial or full days locally, or sleepaway camps. In addition to offering the same perks of a day program, sleepaway camps deliver their own unique benefits by specifically promoting independence, self-care and individual responsibility. This principle is paired with the development of a strong sense of community and teamwork, while immersed in a new environment free of established habits, patterns or thinking. Some parents get anxious sending their little ones out of town for a sleepaway camp, however the kids are usually chomping at the bit to go. Many camps offer family weekends where you and your kids can go for a weekend either to take a camp tour or sleep over to have the experience that your kids would enjoy. Visiting the camp ahead of time makes kids more comfortable when it’s time to check in because they are already familiar with the staff and camp grounds. Regardless of the location, when kids arrive home from a day at summer camp, they often talk non-stop about how much fun they had and the new friends they made. Many parents are greeted by a child who has a newfound self-confidence or has become more extraverted than when they left home. Camp offers kids a refuge from any preconceived notion of who people think they are, at school or at home, by being immersed in a completely different atmosphere filled with new possibilities. This encourages kids to safely stretch their wings a little at a time, resulting in great leaps in personal growth and confidence.
Here are a few of the tips offered by The Florida Department of Children and Families for considering a summer camp program.
√ What are the program’s health, safety and nutrition procedures? √ Ask about the sign-in and sign-out policies, medication and discipline policies, lifeguard certification and water safety, field trip and transportation, handling of sick children, and missing children policy. √ Is the staff screened? Has everyone in the organization been fingerprinted as required by law? Has the camp conducted a check of local law enforcement records, national and statewide criminal history check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida Department of Law Enforcement for all of the staff and volunteers? √ What are the staff-to-child ratios and group sizes of the program? Florida’s maximum staff-to-child ratio for school-age children is 1-to-25. National quality standards recommend between 1-to-8 and 1-to-15 for children age 5-to-teens, and group sizes should be no larger than 30. √ Is the staff well-trained? Ask about staff experience and education in early childhood, school-age care, recreation, serving children with special needs, CPR, first aid, lifeguarding and if they are appropriately licensed for transporting children. √ Is the program licensed or accredited? These are not required, however licensure and accreditation ensure that basic health and safety standards are met and often requires meeting additional quality standards. √ Are parents welcome to visit? Are family activities offered? Day programs should be accessible and welcoming to parents at all times. √ Quality programs provide more than continuous free play. Ask to review a typical lesson plan. Plans should be consistent with the philosophy of the program and should include indoor, outdoor, quiet, active, staff-planned, child-initiated and free choice activities. √ Outdoor programs should include indoor or sheltered areas for resting, respite from the sun and to use for bad weather days.
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• 2019 GUIDE • Academy at the Lakes 2331 and 2220 Collier Parkway - Land O’Lakes (813) 948-7600 www.academyatthelakes.org
Contempo Dance 24148 S.R. 54 - Lutz (813) 948-3262 www.contempodance.com
Pasco Fine Arts Council - Summer Art Camp 4145 Fairford Dr - Newport Richey (727) 845-7322 www.pascoarts.org
The Acting Studio Lutz 122 Flagship Dr - Lutz (813) 679-4810 www.theactingstudiotampa.com
Corbett Preparatory School 12015 Orange Grove Dr - Tampa (813) 961-3087 www.corbettprep.com
Premier Gymnastics Summer Camp 27033 US Hwy 56 - Wesley Chapel (813) 973-9920 www.premiergymnasticsclub.com
AdventHealth Center Ice 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd - Wesley Chapel (813) 803-7372 www.floridahospitalcenterice.com
Discovery Point Seven Oaks 27830 Summergate Blvd - Wesley Chapel (813) 994-2700 www.discoverypoint.com/seven-oaks
SEAL Swim School 19501 Holly Ln - Lutz (813) 229-7946 www.sealswimschool.com
The After School Scholar 108A Myrtle Ridge Road - Lutz (813) 690-2071 www.theafterschoolscholar.com
Florida Academy of Performing Arts 402 Oakfield Dr - Brandon (813) 490-2787 www.faopa.org
Song & Dance Studio of the Arts 27221 Foamflower Blvd - Wesley Chapel (813) 973-3156 www.songanddanceinc.com
Angels Gymnastics 18437 US Hwy 41 N – Lutz (813) 909-9510 www.angelsgymnastics.com
The Goddard School 5 locations in Tampa Bay 2539 Bruce B Downs Blvd - Wesley Chapel www.goddardschool.com
SRK Camps 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway - Lutz (813) 355-1720 www.srkcamp.com
Avalon Stables 18029 Lake Reflections Boulevard - Lutz (813) 765-7162 www.avalonstables.com
Inspire Studios 1918 Oak Grove Blvd - Lutz (352) 410-3332 www.inspirestudiosfl.com
Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy 1108 Altamont Lane - Odessa (813) 368-0666 www.suncoaststable.com
Bradstreet Sports Locations in Lutz & Land O’Lakes 1-877-BEST-419 www.bradstreetsports.com
Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch 2900 Hueland Pond Blvd - Wesley Chapel (813) 702-5656 www.kiddieacademy.com/academies/wiregrass-ranch
Sylvan Learning Center 27724 Cashford Circle - Wesley Chapel (813) 534-4126 www.locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/wesley-chapel-fl
Bricks 4 Kidz 17951 US Hwy 41 - Lutz (Lutz Preparatory School) www.bricks4kidz.com/florida-tampa
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Wesley Chapel North 30100 Overpass Road - Wesley Chapel (813) 355-4824 www.kidsrkids.com/wesley-chapel-north
Tampa Metropolitan YMCA 17 Tampa Locations www.tampaymca.org/summer-camp-ymca
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 10165 N McKinley Dr - Tampa (813) 884-4386 www.buschgardens.com/tampa Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Road - Tampa (813) 922-8167 www.carrollwoodcenter.org Carrollwood Day School 1515 W. Bearss Ave - Tampa 12606 Casey Road - Tampa (813) 920-2288 www.carrollwooddayschool.org Clearwater Marine Aquarium 249 Windward Passage - Clearwater (727) 441-1790 www.seewinter.com/education/camps 20 | LUTZ MAGAZINE | VOLUME II • ISSUE IV
Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex 3032 Collier Pkwy - Land O’Lakes (813) 929-1220 www.pascocountyfl.net/1983/Summer-Day-Camp-Locations
Tampa Tarpons Baseball Summer Camps George M. Steinbrenner Field 1 Steinbrenner Dr - Tampa (813) 673-3102 www.milb.com/tampa/tickets/baseballcamp
Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy 15906 Mapledale Blvd - Tampa (813) 969-0240 www.mjpaa.com
World Champion Center 2133 Collier Pkwy - Land O’Lakes (813) 949-3222 www.worldchampioncenter.com/wcc-lol
Master Academy Summer Camp 14515 Bruce B. Downs Blvd - Tampa (813) 978-9696 www.masteracademytampa.com
Young Chef’s Academy of Wesley Chapel & New Tampa 20709 Center Oak Dr - Tampa (813) 574-2433 www.wesleychapelfl.youngchefsacademy.com
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) 4801 E. Fowler Ave - Tampa (813) 987-6000 www.mosi.org/summer-camp TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894
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By Maleta Dunne There are three things I don’t usually discuss: my age, my dress size and my physical fitness.
Yes, I was out of shape and looked it. I wasn’t exactly a poster child for the anti-aging health center that my husband, a vascular surgeon, and I operate in Bradenton. It’s not like I didn’t know about the importance of staying fit. I’m a registered nurse. I know that after age 30, we lose 8 to 10 pounds of muscle a decade. For people over 50 like me, it gets worse. The less fit we are, the more susceptible we are to a whole range of ills, from bone thinning, hip fractures and diabetes, to cholesterol and blood pressure problems. It’s also not like I didn’t have good intentions. I mean, I had a gym membership. But here’s the thing: a gym membership really only works if you actually USE it. I never did. And frankly, who has the time or the interest? Not me. I was busy. I was tired. All that changed on October 11, 2005. That was the day I tried a medically-proven form of fitness training that takes just 20 minutes a week and changed the way I look at exercise forever. You read that right: 20 minutes a week. It’s done on special physical therapy equipment under the watchful eye of a personal trainer. Like many people, I didn’t believe it at first. Then I met Virginia Phillips, who operates 20 Minutes to Fitness, the company that brought this form of fitness training to the Sarasota area. She was my age, but had arm muscles that a 25-year-old would kill for. So I tried it. (The first session was free, so what did I have to lose?) Long story short – I was hooked.
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The results? Forget about the health benefits, which are certainly there. I can hit a golf ball further. My knees don’t creak. I feel great. I’ve dropped two dress sizes. (Yes, I wasn’t ALWAYS a size 4.) And how about this: I’ve got actual muscle definition in my arms. Yes, I can go sleeveless! Here’s the best part – this workout is so safe I can keep doing it for pretty much the rest of my life. And that’s what I intend to do. It’s the smartest money I’ve ever spent. POINT YOUR PHONE CAMERA AT THIS CODE AND WATCH VIDEO
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WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education
1:30pm - 2:30pm Land O'Lakes Senior Center 6801 Wisteria Loop Land O'Lakes 813-929-1200 FREE
April 20th & Every Saturday Free Community Boot Camp
8:30am - 9:30am Hosted by Camp Gladiator, a life-changing fitness movement dedicated to transforming lives through dynamic, fun and challenging workouts. Tampa Premium Outlets located at 2300 Grand Cypress Drive - Lutz email@example.com
Caffeine and Classics
9am - 12pm Streetside Classics hosts a fun and spirited event featuring complementary coffee, donuts and the company of fellow car enthusiasts. As always, all makes and models are welcome and so are people of all ages. This monthly automotive gathering takes place on the final Saturday of every month. 4610 Pet Lane - Lutz Free for all ages. www.streetsideclassics.com
SpringFest! YouthFest! At the Carrollwood Cultural Center 10am - 2pm Ahoy Ye Mateys! This pirate-themed event is just for you – and your family and friends, too. Live entertainment, bounce houses, arts, crafts, face painting, fun zones, surprise visits, and more! What do we mean by more? Well, shiver me timbers, we can’t give away everything! But we can tell you this: when it comes to kids, we mean business. Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. 4537 Lowell Rd - Tampa Free admission www.carrollwoodcenter.org
Taste of Pasco
4pm - 7pm A celebration of food from Pasco County! Presented by Leadership Pasco - Class of 2019. Join us for a fun filled day with bite size samples from over 30 local restaurants. Wine & beer available for purchase. Children's activities. Proceeds to benefit Sunrise of Pasco County & AFIRE of Pasco County. The Concourse at Safety Town 15362 Alric Pottberg Rd - Shady Hills $25 in advance - $35 at the door For tickets and more information visit www.TasteofPasco.com
Saturday in the Square
5pm - 8pm Meet and Shop Local Downtown Merchants at this free Family Event in beautiful Historic Downtown Zephyrhills. Listen to live music by The Shane Forrester Band in the Square. Participating Merchants will be offering special discounts, enjoy local craft food and beverages, and get to know your neighbors. Bring a chair and stay awhile. Main Street Zephyrhills 38434 5th Ave Free admission www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org
Parents' Night Out
5pm - 10pm Parents can enjoy a night out while kids (ages 5-13) enjoy a night at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex. Fun activities are provided including games, basketball, movies, arts and crafts. Refreshments will be served. Due to limited space and to guarantee a spot in this event, pre-registration is required by 8pm Friday, 4/26.
You MUST come into the rec center to register! 3032 Collier Pkwy - Land O' Lakes Cost $5 per child. For more information call (813) 929-1220
April 27th & 28th 2019 Brooksville Blueberry Festival
Saturday 10am - 9pm Sunday 10am - 6pm The Best Little Festival in Florida offers delicious blueberry delights, over 125 vendors, a kid zone, food, drink & live music.. 205 E Fort Dade Ave - Brooksville Free Admission www.brooksvilleblueberryfestival.com
April 27th – April 29th
Old Time Jamboree Florida Fiddlers Association Old Time musicians from all over the state of Florida get together for jamming and a fiddle/banjo contest with cash prizes. Tickets $10 – Kids free Sertoma Youth Ranch 85 Myers Rd - Brooksville For more information call (352) 754-3082
Spring Choir Concert
Presented by the Choir from Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church & hosted by the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. Reception follows concert. Free will donations accepted. 12138 Wichers Rd - St. Leo
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April 28th Earth Day
10:30am Crews Lake Wilderness Park 16739 Crews Lake Dr - Spring Hill Woodland Hills Birds of Prey will be visiting the Crews Lake Earth Day event this year. Come prepared to see the largest owl species in the world today, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, represented by Thorin. Traveling with him is Harris' Hawk, Terra, both owned by Master Falconer Mark Joseph Good, owner/operator of Woodland Hills Birds of Prey. Bring lots of questions as these guys have the answers.
Cruisin' at Wiregrass Car & Truck Show
12pm - 4pm The Shops at Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Drive – Wesley Chapel Custom, classic, and new cars and trucks cruise in and line the streets! Call to confirm times. Participating cars must between 10am and Noon. All ages – free. Registration is not required but for more information call (813) 994-2242 or visit www.premiumcarshows.com
May 3rd – 5th
Wesley Chapel Boat Show
Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm The Wesley Chapel Boat Show is coming to town again! Come out and take a look as boat dealers from throughout west central Florida show more than 100 new boats for sale. Featuring guest speakers, Captain Joe’s Fishing School,
live demonstrations, and merchandise available for sale. Tickets for adults $5. Children twelve and under are free. www.wesleychapelboatshow.com
9am - 12pm Museum Day – The Lutz Museum will be open for your viewing pleasure. Citizens for the Old Lutz School Building is an all-volunteer organization which advocates for the preservation of historic Old Lutz School as both a landmark and community access. 18819 N. U.S. 41 - Lutz www.oldlutzschool.com
Hats & Horses
4pm - 9pm Gather your fancy hats, sundresses, and dapper suits and join The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel and The Rotary Club of Dade City for the 2nd Annual Hats & Horses, a Kentucky Derby Party benefiting the Pasco County Education Foundation. Your ticket includes southern cuisine and an open bar complete with mint juleps. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby Race, a live band, casino games, contests for best hat and best dressed, a silent auction, a live auction and much more! Waller Ranch 17307 Powerline Rd – Dade City Tickets $75 in advance $100 at the door For more information call (307) 851-4312
Artist Reception Sydney Millett
5pm - 8pm Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Road - Tampa
Free admission www.carrollwoodcenter.org
March for Babies Suncoast 2019
9am - Registration begins at 8am We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have fullterm pregnancies and healthy babies. The Shops at Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Drive - Wesley Chapel Call for more information 1-888-274-3711
Public Run Day at the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad
10am - 3pm Come out and enjoy a ride on the railroad! The CP&G is modeled after the Orange Belt Railroad that ran through the area in the late 1800’s. Station names like Trilby, Lacoochee, Macon and Lenard are located along the track as they were over 100 years ago on the original Orange Belt. A museum has just been opened in the park to remember the Orange Belt Railroad. 16739 Crews Lake Dr - Shady Hills Donations suggested of $1.00 per person (or more) (727) 639-7639 or visit www.cpgrr.org
May 11th & Every Sunday Public Skate Sessions at AdventHealth Center Ice
12pm - 8pm Sunday Public Skate: 12pm-2pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm and 6pm – 8pm Public Skate Times are subject to change 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd Wesley Chapel All Ages $10.00 per person (plus skate rental). To see the full public skate calendar visit www.floridahospitalcenterice.com
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THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MARINES AS A U.S. MARINE, YOU SERVED YOUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE AND HONOR AS A MARINE VETERAN, YOU CAN SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE AND HONOR MARINE FOREVER DETACHMENT #1440 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Invites all Honorably Discharged Marines and U.S. Military Veterans to join us for Fun, Food and Camaraderie, Tuesday Nights at 6 PM at Franky D’s in Lutz or Be our Guest, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM for our Detachment Meeting Lutz Community Center, 98 1st Ave. NW. Lutz, FL 33548 For more info, visit our website: www.Marine4Ever.com or call: 813.956.2469
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Spring into Cleaning! The History of Spring Cleaning
In many areas of the world, spring is the first opportunity to turn off the heat and open the doors and windows to let some fresh air in after a long winter. In the cold, people tend to keep their homes tightly sealed to retain the heat. Heat sources can create tremendous stuffiness inside the home, so when spring comes – people act like Cinderella –blowing open the doors with a big smile as they let the sun and fresh air invade their space. The term “spring cleaning” can be traced back to the Jewish tradition of performing a thorough cleaning of the home just before Passover. From Winter to devotion – spring cleaning is real.
It’s A Gas!
Floridians don’t typically have severe cold weather problems – that is why people choose to live here, isn’t it? But Floridians do have another invisible culprit to deal with, Radon. Radon
gasses are produced naturally by the breakdown of radium in soils and can enter a structure through small cracks. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, Radon is not something to ignore. There are ways to test for Radon presence in a home. However, a good natural, preventative measure is to let the home “airout.” Keeping a house closed in the winter to retain heat or in the summer to retain cool air gives Radon gasses a chance to engulf a home. What makes this natural gas so dangerous? You cannot smell it, taste it or see it.
Oh, the Yard Looks Tired
In Florida, the falling leaves stretch all the way to spring. By the time spring arrives, Florida yards can look a bit bleak. Just like us, your yard is longing for a bit of sunshine. It’s a time to rake up the leaves, trim the trees and shrubs and put down some fresh mulch! According to the University of Florida’s Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, homeowners should: √ Check the lawn mower: spark plugs, air filter, and oil. Do the blades need sharpening? Can you raise the mower deck easily or does it need lubricating? √ Check your irrigation system: Do a calibration test to see if any heads are broken or are turned the wrong way.
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√ Do a soil test before fertilizing: Proper fertilizing is a science. A Soil Test will help determine what level of phosphorous and nitrogen your yard needs. √ Scout for weeds and evaluate the yard: The University of Florida’s Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology provides a handy downloadable ‘Weed Management Guide for Florida Lawns.’
You Cleaned the Yard. What should you do with the waste?
Check with your county or city Solid Waste Department for collection programs for yard waste. In Tampa, the Solid Waste Enhanced Environmental Program (S.W.E.E.P) collects nearly 3000 tons of debris each year. Hillsborough County offers curbside pickup for yard and wood waste (must be two cubic yards or less). In Pasco County, residents can visit the East or West Pasco facilities where yard waste is disposed of at a rate of $59.30 per ton ($2.97 per pound for 100 pounds).
Inside & Outside Your Castle Walls
Most maintain a clean home all year round, but spring is a good time to address the areas that don’t get as much attention. Here are a few handy springcleaning reminders: • Wash baseboards. • Clean the walls and doors (nasty little smudges at the doorknob area). • Wash the windows (inside and out). • Clean sliding door tracks. • Power wash the home exterior, drive, and walkways.
• Seal stucco cracks. • Clean light fixtures and fans
(how did 6-inches of dust get up there?). • Clean blinds, drapes, and inside window sills (dead bugs - nasty). • Wash the AC vent covers • Have Pets? Clean the fridge air intake (trust me). • Clean your couch - especially under the cushions. • Wash cabinet fronts (again, those hand smudges). • Clean out your pantry of old spices, old flour, sugar, and other antiquities. (Don’t forget inside your fridge – how long has that been there?). • Clean behind your washer, dryer, and fridge (can be scary, but you GOT THIS!). • Flip the mattress and wash those pillows! • Sanitize computer keyboards, remotes, and your nasty little phones.
That sense of Accomplishment It Shall Be Yours!
Once you have completed all this hard work, you will certainly feel a sense of accomplishment. You may even sneeze a bit less! And your home will thank you. If you need any home reno help this spring, contact the Home Solutions Team’s Real Estate Experts at (813) 5490870 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ____________________________________
Toni Hedstrom P.A. REALTOR, Owner Hedstrom and Stamm Home Solutions Team Keller Williams Realty New Tampa 18302 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy. Ste 100 Tampa, Florida 33647 Team Hotline: 833-HOME360 Toni Direct: 813-830-8664 ToniHedstrom@TampaHome360.com @ToniHedstrom360 TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894 | VOLUME II • ISSUE IV | LUTZ MAGAZINE |
hat a great day! The 2019 Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Music Fest held on March 23rd was perfect. Perfect weather, perfect music, vendors, food, beer, wine, friends & family. The only downside was not enough port o’ pottys. According to Les Saland, President of the Chamber, “We just weren’t expecting this many people.” Hence, a bit of a line to find relief. The event began at 4pm which allowed the crowd to soak up some sun with their kids and pets. After the sun set the temp dropped some with a little chill in the air. All one had to do though is get up and dance to get the blood going. We think this should be a monthly event! Kudos to the Central Pasco Chamber!
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