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THE SCENE 6

Christmas at the Old Lutz School

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Pancakes, PJs and Putt Putt

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Symphony in Lights

LIFESTYLE 14

Crafting a Brew

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Six Pack of Slices

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A Tall Tail

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 24

Medical Weightloss

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Jazzercise in Lutz

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Calendar of Events

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Christmas at the Old Lutz School

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MIKE CAMUNAS

It has withstood the test of time and battled all the elements.

The Old Lutz School, a historic stalwart on US 41, was once again open to the public and on display with a plethora of Christmas decorations. Free to the public, Old Lutz School held is 22nd Annual Christmas that was free to view decorated trees, several very large Christmas villages with working trains and more and also enjoy some holiday movies and shows being shown on a projector screen. Donations of non-perishable food items and new toys for those less fortunate were also accepted.

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amily-Friendly Tampa Bay and MOSI hosted this fun event that featured good breakfast food in pajamas and a round of putt-putt golf at Plantation Palms Golf Course. Part of the proceeds benefited Color Me Abstract, a non-profit hat host events that focus on family and community growth in Pasco County. Attendees were treated to pancakes and could have their photo taken with Santa.

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Symphony in Lights

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Capping off its 10th Year Anniversary Celebration, The Shops at Wiregrass mall hosted its annual Symphony In Lights nightly in its main courtyard, seeing hundreds of spectators see the brilliant light show. The nightly show, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and Q105, was a lively array of dancing lights was choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and even featured snow!

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onnoisseurs of beers, the lovers of suds, the admirers of hops, the enumerated with IPAs and those swooning over stouts — they will travel for the great batch of brew. Brew it and they will come. They will search far and wide for the next great craft beer brewery, hoping for a diamond in the rough of great beer and that the ambiance was worth the trip. Luckily, there’s no shortage of craft beer breweries in Florida — there’s nearly 250 of those, ranking it 10th in the US as of 2017. And even more luckily for the local thirsty, there are seven craft beer breweries spread across Pasco County with plans for more to spring up sooner rather than later. “It’s awesome though,” says Brian Hackman, owner and founder of Cotee River Brewing Co. in New Port Richey, “because we feed off each other. We’ll recommend each other to customers so its great for our community and all of Pasco. And, usually, the response is very good.” No longer a niche drink, the popularity of craft beer, and brew pubs and bars that brew and serve their own brand, is growing at a lightning pace. While only a handful of places distribute their beer (i.e. Big Storm), many share with each other to have a guest beer on tap.

“People will travel for a beer or place either they read about or heard about by word of mouth,” says Jim Bishop, owner and founder of Infusion Brewing Co. in New Port Richey. “If we haven’t already, we’re going to create a destination for people to explore and try new beers because a lot of people want something more than your average beer.” “That folks like us and come over to see us with everything that is now available around here speaks volumes of what people are looking for in the area,” adds Joe Traina, one of the owners and founders of In The Loop Brewing in Land O’ Lakes. “Locals have really embraced not only us, but all the other local breweries, and I think that’s because people what to drink a great beer at a great place.” Even if Pasco County is playing a bit of catch up. “I think Pasco has been a little slow to the party,” says Robert Hilferding, owner and founder of Zephyrhills Brewing Co. “There’s no real explanation to it, but word of mouth has helped and so has trying new things — because us real brewers are all about trying new things. So we are beginning to show the people of Pasco what craft beer is all about.”

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Big Storm Brewing Co. 2330 Success Dr Odessa, FL Bigstormbrewery.com

THE POUR Big Storm is the most established and well known of beers brewed in Pasco, but it also has a taproom and brewery in Pinellas, plus another taproom in Cape Coral. Big Storm does distribute its beers and has won several awards — including 2016’s Best Florida Beer Championship with their Oktoberfest Marzen Lager — since its establishment in 2012 by Mike Bishop.

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Cotee River Brewing Co. 5760 Main St New Port Richey, FL Coteeriverbrewing.com

THE POUR The newest of the breweries in Pasco (has been open only four months), Brian Hackman has established the first brewery located in historic downtown New Port Richey, which is seeing a revival with new restaurants and shops. Hackman also proudly boasts that their first beer, Market Fresh Wheat, sold out on the first day.

Craft Life Brewing 2624 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, FL facebook.com/ CraftLifeBrewing

THE POUR Owner and founder Tim Foley brews and creates new beers, while patrons can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating, both of which stages that feature numerous local bands and acts on a weekly basis.


Brew All this talk about craft beer made us thirsty, so we decided to check out the seven craft beer brewing companies in Pasco County. Here’s a rundown of what’s on tap ...

Escape Brewing Co. 9945 Trinity Blvd Trinity, FL Escapebrewingcompany.com

THE POUR Longtime friends Matt Thompson and John McGregor opened Escape in 2015, but since then have grown exponentially and distribute their beer locally, as well. The brewery became their “escape” from corporate America. Beer mainstays here are the Goofy Footed Wheat Ale and the Other West Coast IPA.

Infusion Brewing Co. 7813 Mitchell Blvd New Port Richey, FL facebook.com/ InfusionBrewingCo

THE POUR The fourth — and definitely not last — of the craft beer breweries on Pasco’s west side, Jim Bishop celebrates his two year anniversary this month. While hosting trivia nights and other fun events, Bishop loves experimenting with new blends, but Skiffy Jippy, a chocolate peanut butter porter, and Pep In Yo’ Step, a jalapeno double IPA, are two tasty beers.

In The Loop Brewing 3338 Land O’ Lakes Blvd Land O’ Lakes, FL Intheloopbrewingcompany.com

THE POUR The only craft beer brewery — for now — on Pasco’s east side, founder Robert Hilferding is enjoying his retirement by brewing new, unique and tasty beers in downtown Zephyrhills. ZBC has become a popular place for trivia, live music and expanding locals palate for craft beer. Hilferding was the 2014 AHA National Homebrewer of the Year and while he’s not the head brewer at ZBC, do expect an VOLUME II •ever-changing ISSUE I | LUTZ | 15 beerMAGAZINE menu with each visit.

THE POUR In The Loop, founded by Jim Traina, Mark Pizzurro and Peter Abreut, have carved themselves arguably one of the beer garden outdoor seating in the area, as it has a great view of Lake Padgett. In The Loop is still a small operation, but is growing every day as its taproom, located in an renovated two-story house, keeps expanding, as does the business thanks to word of mouth and popular beer events. TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894 |

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2227 Sun Vista Dr, Lutz Yelp Rating: 4.5 The Cut: MOD boasts artisan-style pizza made fresh and quickly on what they lovingly refer to as an assembly line. This is the first MOD location in the Tampa Bay area, as MOD is the original superfast pizza chain that started in Seattle in 2008. Have To Try This: The Calexico — this pizza features mozzarella, gorgonzola, chicken, jalapenos, hot buffalo sauce on red sauce. Careful. It’s spicy.

Mellow Mushroom

25662 Sierra, C St, Lutz Yelp Rating: 4 The Cut: Mellow Mushroom makes it debut in Pasco County and, as with its other locations, boasts funky, art-filled pizzas, craft beers, calzones and creative stone-baked pizzas. This chain has always taken pride in its psychedelic style and brand. Have To Try This: Kosmic Karma — mellow red sauce base with feta cheese, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried roasted tomatoes and roma tomatoes. Finished with a pesto swirl. Trippy. PHOTOS AND STORY BY MIKE CAMUNAS

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28152 Paseo Drive #195 Wesley Chapel Yelp Rating: 4 The Cut :Look for bright, casual counter service offering Neapolitan & NYC-style pizza, plus pasta and dessert. This pizza joint is located in the Shops of Wiregrass and is the perfect stop for a quick dinner before, during or after shopping. Have To Try This: Grandma Pizza — It’s baked in reverse: shredded cheese, fresh garlic and onion, topped with pizza sauce and pan baked. Got a sweet tooth? Try the Nutella Knots: deep fried dough topped with creamy Nutella and powdered sugar.

Pomodoro Pizza

27607 FL-56 Suite 105, Wesley Chapel Yelp Rating: 4 The Cut: Authentic Italian experience and New Jersey-style pizza that just opened the doors of its second location. Owner Rosario Lubrano from Monte di Procida in Naples, Italy came to the states in 1996 and learned the art of making New Jersey-style pizza before opening a location in Brandon.

Have To Try This: The Works — pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers and onions, giving you the best bang for your buck.

Amici Pizza & Deli

26602 Wesley Chapel Blvd, Lutz Yelp Rating: 4 The Cut: With a brand new building, the Mannino family has been making pizzas and italian dinners with the ingredients and recipes that were born of Carina, Sicily for more than 15 years. The new location can house up to 60 people.

Have To Try This: Stuffed Pizza — Ham, salami, pepperoni, sausage, meatball, mushroom, peppers, onions on a overstuffed pizza that will leave you, well, stuffed.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza

3949 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz Yelp Rating: 4 The Cut: Options galore. Maddio’s prides itself on giving customers plenty of options, including 3 different dough options, 6 different sauce options and over 45 different cheese, meat or veggie toppings.

Have To Try This: Steak Blue — A pizza topped with garlic olive oil, grilled steak, mozzarella, blue cheese, roma tomato, spinach, fresh basil and balsamic glaze.

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CALENDAR Carol Burnett 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

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22nd Annual Kumquat Festival 9 am - 5 pm, Dade City

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Hamilton Straz Center, Tampa

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Pasco Blues & Food Festival Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park

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Robert “Freightrain” Parker Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. Bassist Robert “Freightrain” Parker was recently awarded the coveted best blues album award in neighboring country Canada. Admission: Advanced tickets are $21-$25. Tickets purchased the day of the show are $23-$27 Workshop: All About Color Friday, February 1 at 1 p.m. Gainor Roberts will provide artist tips for properly using color in art. Admission: Tuition is $30. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop.Registration Deadline: Please register by January 25.

Valspar Championship Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort, Palm Harbor

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“The program is simple, inexpensive and easy to follow. We give you a large list of foods to buy/choose from,” says Dr. Jachimek. “The program is easy, because it is food bought in the grocery store, (no special foods to order) just regular meats, fruits and vegetables on our list. This factor also makes it more affordable, because you don’t have to buy special foods, or cook separate dinners if you have a family.” Under the supervision of their medical doctors, patients can drop 20 to 30 pounds in the first month. Dr. Jachimek said that it is common to see 5-10 pounds dropped in the first week. “We have had patients that have lost 17 pounds in their first week, as well as patients that have lost over a hundred pounds on our program”, says Dr. Jachimek. Accountability is also a major part of the program. Keeping the patients safe and on track, their nurses evaluate, and treat patients weekly to provide support and give suggestions on how to reach and maintain their target weight. Dr. Jachimek stresses that there are no price surprises at Medical Weight Loss, 269-SLIM. The initial visit is $195 and weekly visits are just $55. That’s it! This is what you have been waiting for!, an inexpensive, easy and successful way to lose the unwanted pounds that have made you miserable for years. They do caution future patients to be aware of newer weight loss or family clinics that either just dabble in weight loss or do not have the 10+ years of true medical weight loss experience that Medical Weight Loss, LLC does. A word to the wise… As their slogans say, “With 269SLIM (MEDICALWEIGHTLOSSLLC. COM) there are no hidden fees…just pounds gone”…or “Weigh less for WAY less”…or “When you’re done fooling around, call us!”. ___________________________________ Medical Weight Loss LLC is located at 5111 Ehrlich Road, Suite 128 in Tampa, 33624. For more information or to make an appointment, call (813) 269-SLIM (7546). Or visit their 5 page website at www.medicalweightlossllc. com. Their staff and nurses will be glad to answer your questions! Don’t forget to ask about getting a Free Week!

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Core-Cardio plus strength designed to engage and chisel the entire core and target v-line ads for a body to boast about. Strike-Jabs and kicks to pumping music knock out stress and release your endorphins. Calories don’t stand a chance! Strength-Muscle sculpting class combines weights and resistance training to crate a tight, lean body. 3. Financial Planning vs. Spend it as you go If you are waiting for your check on Friday to pay your bills, chances are you already spend it as you go. Start with baby steps of a savings account and transfer $25 each pay period. It’s probably small enough that you won’t even notice that it’s gone. When you save up a few hundred, visit your bank and see where they can help you make more money. Take the stress our of your new year by starting out with zero pressure to do this or that. Find little things you can do to create change and stay open minded to new ideas that come your way. Give yourself a break when it comes to your shortcomings. Don’t try to create resolutions or goals that are based on other people’s expectations or social norms that we are expected to achieve. Leave your 2018 baggage behind and find fun and things that add to your quality of life. Start Jazzercise for $0 in January, no joining fee and no first month’s class fees. Normal fees start in February 2019 and vary upon location. We have three locations in the Tampa Bay area, Lutz, South Tampa and Westchase. Go to www.jazzercise.com or call 800-348-4748 for class times.


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Annuals/Bedding plants: Plants that perform better in the cooler months include petunia, pansy, verbena, dianthus, strawflower, and lobelia. Protect from frosts and freezing temperatures. Bulbs: Many bulbs can be planted now. Provide adequate water for establishment and protect from cold weather with mulch. Some examples include Amazon lily, crinum, and agapanthus. Azaleas: With azaleas in full bloom this month, now is a great time to select varieties to add to the landscape. Vegetables: Numerous warm- and coolseason vegetables can be planted this month. Protect cold-tender veggies if a frost or freeze is predicted.

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Palms: Give cold-damaged palms proper care to encourage their recovery. Citrus: Check citrus trees for scab disease. Apply a copper fungicide when new leaves appear and again when two-thirds of the flower blossoms have fallen. Roses: Prune roses this month to remove damaged canes and improve the overall form. After pruning, fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. Blooming will begin 8–9 weeks after pruning. Shrubs: Fertilize shrubs by spreading fertilizer evenly over the soil surface and watering it in. Follow with a fresh layer of mulch to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. Lawn: Apply a preemergence weed killer (not a "weed and feed") to lawns this month to prevent germination of warm-season weed seeds. Apply when temperatures rise to 65°F for 4–5 days. Timing is important for good control. Citrus and other fruit trees: Fertilize now if not done in January. Frequency and amount of fertilization depend on the age of the tree. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IFAS EXTENSION, FLORIDA GARDENING.

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A local man has invented a new way to help teach kids to ride their bikes in the hope of starting a new trend in bicycle safety. PHOTOS AND STORY BY MIKE CAMUNAS

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Brad Boger was just too tall. He was teaching his daughter, Kylie, to ride a bike and frustration, for both of them, was setting in. “You have to bend over to reach the seat of the bike,� Brad says. “Then you’re running bent over or if you hold them, they lean on you and and they never learn how ride. “Teaching my kids to ride was never a pleasant experience nor was it when I learned to ride a bike. They get scared and quit on you, and my daughter was doing just that and wanted to give up because we were getting pretty frustrated, bloodied and bruised up.� Instead of giving up, Brad, a Land O’ Lakes resident, longtime general contractor and owner of Golf Coast Construction in Lutz, decided to find a way to make it easier on both him and his daughter. In a matter of hours, Brad designed and constructed the Bike Tail, a simple device that attaches universally to any bike seat and acts as an extended handle as a way for parents to help guide their child’s path with ease. “After I made this and put it on her bike,� Brad adds, “she learned in a day.� The Bike Tail can be used with or without training wheels. While training wheels provides a safety net for a child being wobbly, the Bike Tail allows the parent to balance the child’s bike or give a little nudge while jogging behind the bike. It even allows the parent to stop the bike by grabbing the handle. And, similar to training wheels, the Bike Tail provides confidence to the child, as they know there is still a safety net. Now, Brad has been marketing and selling the Bike Tail locally, however, the goal is to change the way children learn to ride bikes. “It used to be about setting the kids loose, then they’re going crash,� Brad adds, “and they’re going to get discouraged, put the bike in the garage and don’t want to do it anymore. This will give them the confidence to keep trying until they get it.� The Bike Tail sells for $29 and is available for purchase at biketail.com or call 1-833-Bik-Tail.

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