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Annual Lutz Independence Day Parade

LIFESTYLE

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Old McMicky's Farm A Treasure in Odessa

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After School Program Guide

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The First Day of School is Almost Here!

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Pasco County Schools Brings Back Popular Citizen's Academy for the 2019 / 2020 School Year

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 8

Mr. Electric Melissa Thomas

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Using a Professional Realtor Can Make Home Buying or Selling Virtually Stress Free

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Old McMicky’s Farm HISTORY

Part of the famous Camp Keystone – Florida’s oldest continuously inhabited camp – Old McMicky’s Farm opened in 1991 and quickly became a favorite field trip destination for kids and parents. Camp Keystone gave thousands of kids from all corners of the U.S. fun, unforgettable memories for six decades, hosting staff and campers such as Burt Reynolds. Creating a big family of camp alumni, Camp Keystone and Old McMicky’s Farm encompassed fun activities in nature, horseback riding and singing around campfires and American farm life. Old McMicky’s Farm is bringing back the beloved tradition of farm life to a new generation, offering a rare opportunity for kids to interact face-to-face with farm animals. The Farm hosts field trips for about 30,000 Tampa Bay area children every year, with many seeing and interacting with goats, pigs and sheep for the first time in their lives. This hands-on educational experience gives everyone from young to old, a fun-filled day with the opportunity to touch, see and have an up close experience with American farm animals, while also taking an exciting hayride, exploring the barn maze, and even milking a cow. In addition to field trips for kids & family visits, the farm also hosts beautiful weddings, corporate events, and Farm fundraising events such as Barns & Beer. Here are just a handful of Old McMicky’s programs.

HANDS-ON ANIMAL EDUCATION

Old McMicky’s farm is not a petting zoo, it’s an educational farm/day camp teaching about farm animals and farm life. Surveys show that 7 out of 10 people have never milked a cow, touched a goat or seen a newborn baby farm animal. Old McMicky’s gives visitors the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live on a working farm. Visitors of all ages can take a guided tour of the farm with a professional tour guide and enjoy the beautiful view of Crescent Lake while eating lunch in the oak tree-shaded picnic areas.

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GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

A very important mission of Old McMicky’s Farm is giving back to the community. It has a multitude of programs to support children and veterans facing challenges, active duty military members, teachers, and foster children who need to find forever families. Old McMicky’s Farm was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and a Congressional Coin for “Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.”

MISSION: I DO

Old McMicky’s has donated over $125,000 to Active Military Members & U.S Veterans in free weddings through its ‘Mission I Do’ program, giving an all-inclusive $30,000 Dream Wedding to an active duty military member or Veteran in the Tampa Bay Area. This incredible program is sponsored by Old McMicky’s Farm and generous Bay Area Businesses. This gift is in appreciation for the sacrifice of the men and women who currently serve or who have served in the military.

PURPLE HEART MEDAL RECIPIENTS

The Farm recently invited 17 Purple Heart Recipients and their families to come as special honored guests to Old McMicky’s main fundraiser, “Barns and Beer”. A special ceremony was held to honor each of them and their service.

1000 KIDS PROGRAM

Each year, Old McMicky’s Farm’s “1000 Kids” Program has a goal of welcoming 1,000 kids in the Tampa Bay area who are facing challenges, to come out for a great day at the farm and enjoy amazing moments with animals and activities in an atmosphere filled with love and fun. As of 2019, Old McMicky’s Farm was very proud to have hosted over 5,600 children under the farm’s “1000 Kids” program.

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SATURDAY’S CHILD ADOPTION EDUCATION DAY

Old McMicky’s Farm hosted a Child Adoption Education Day (CAED) and it was a huge success. It was one of the largest child adoption education events in the nation with over 450 people coming out to learn about adoption and to talk with agencies and adoptive parents. Over 1400 people visited the CAED webpage. Old McMicky’s Farm was recognized by the Congress of the United States of America for the Farm’s work for the adoption of foster children. Volunteers are a BIG part of Old McMicky’s Farm and they are always looking for new people to join their farm family. __________________________________________________________ For more information on events, field trips, volunteering or to arrange a visit to the farm, please contact Old McMicky’s Farm at (813) 920-1948 or www.oldmcmickys.com. The farm is located at 9612 Crescent Drive in Odessa.

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Mr. Electric Melissa Thomas

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and insured company of professionals focusing on residential and commercial repair and installation,” Melissa Thomas, the franchise-owner explains. “Our Home Safety Inspections are important for our customers and our Service Technicians to ensure safety for our family and yours. Educating our customers and assisting them with providing increased safety for their home by installing motion sensors, landscape lighting, smoke detectors and child proofing is a very rewarding part of what we do,” Melissa noted. Home health begins with top-notch electric care. “At Mr. Electric of Land O' Lakes, our electricians will make sure your space operates at its peak performance level. We will help you upgrade and improve your space, so it is more energy efficient and secure,” Melissa said. “We specialize in diagnosing, repairing and installing electrical systems for local homes and businesses in Wesley Chapel, Land O' Lakes, Zephyrhills, Dade City, Port Richey and Hudson. We provide 24-hour service to Pasco County, so you're never left in the dark. Our friendly electricians will give professional recommendations to lighten up your life,” she said. “We are a distributor of LED lighting. LED lights last longer and use less energy and produce less heat, thereby helping you save on your A/C bills. We can help you with the installation of USB WIFI outlets for Smart lighting for Alexa and Google Home Hub devices and Ring Video Doorbell,” Melissa remarked. “We are part of the Neighborly Group,” Melissa pointed out and continued, “This free web site allows customers to enter information about their home for scheduled maintenance to keep their home running smoothly. The repair companies are all licensed, insured, certified and have the same code of ethics as we do at Mr. Electric.” Please visit www.getneighborly.com for more information on this valuable service. Melissa has been married to her husband Ryan Thomas, (the license holder) for 25 years, and they have three girls, Breanna 19, Nicole 17, Samantha 14. Melissa said, “We love cars. In fact, every year we go to Barrett Jackson auto auction in Palm Beach.”

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Using a Professional Realtor Can Make Home Buying or Selling Virtually Stress Free Buying or Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, however with the right guidance it can be exciting. Here are a few tips that can make the process smoother.

Go with a Pro

By choosing a licensed and experienced realtor, you will be fully informed every step of the way regardless of whether you are buying or selling. For example, if you are selling, your agent will prepare everything with you, including home description, advertisement, photos, paperwork and closing.

Choose Your Loan Provider Wisely

If you are buying, it is always more beneficial to go with a smaller bank instead of a big conventional bank. With smaller banks, your loan officer will submit your application to different banks to compete for your business so you’ll always get the best interest rate. Big banks will not because they are directly lending you the money. A small bank loan officer will give you personal attention at any time when you have a question or concern. Big banks operate 8-5 and you may have to wait a day or two to get a response. Regardless of which bank you choose, within a few months or years your loan will be sold and serviced by another lender. So in the end, why go with a big bank?

Watch Your Spending Until AFTER Closing Day

On the day of closing, all lenders will pull your credit again. Buyers often get excited after they get approved and go on a spending spree purchasing home furnishings, appliances and other costly items on credit. What they don’t realize is that doing so will directly impact their debt-to-income ratio and before they know it, they can’t close. Always keep your spending to a minimum in preparation for close day.

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Learn What Impacts Your Credit Score

Your credit score plays a big role in determining your interest rate so paying bills on time will boost your score. A mistake that many buyers make is completely paying off their credit card balances, thinking that will increase their score, however the opposite is true. Banks want to see the use of your card and that you are paying them in a timely manner. So instead of paying it off completely, always leave a 30% balance on the card.

Hire a Professional Home Inspector

As a buyer, getting a good inspection is a crucial step. You must make sure the home is in proper condition before you close, because once you do, you are responsible for any repair issues.

Communicate With Your Agent

Communication is imperative, so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call. Your agent is looking out for your interests and will ensure that you won’t have any surprises later. If you have any real estate questions or need help buying or selling a home, please contact Sohail ‘Sam’ Kabiri, a licensed Realtor with Charles Rutenberg Realty. To fully serve their client’s needs, he provides an 8 member team offering a one stop shop that includes realtors, an in-house title company, a home inspector and a loan officer. For more information, please contact Sam Kabiri at (813) 400-3717 skabiri.realtor@gmail.com or Mike Nazari at (813) 808-5555 or mikenazari@gmail.com.


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Amy Lancaster, the 2019 Lutz Guv’na Race winner

2019 Ms. Lutz Pageant winner, Jennifer Rankin

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down Lutz Lake Fern Rd., commemorating its 75th anniversary. Continuing a long standing community celebration, the parade first ran through the streets of Lutz in 1944. This year’s parade was sponsored by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club and Hillsborough County. The parade theme this year was aptly named, “I Love Lutz”. The festivities started off with a bang early Saturday morning with the Annual Lutz Independence Day Run which hosted a 5k and one mile run. The event attracted everyone from avid runners to families and kids running together for fun. Each year, the fanciful and fun Lutz Guv’na Race and donation drive takes place during the spring months and on Thursday, officials announced the winner of the donation drive and appointed the new Guv’na at the annual parade. The 2018 winner, Domenic Difante, owner of Panini’s Bar and Grill in Lutz, passed the sash on to Amy Lancaster, the 2019 Lutz Guv’na Race winner. Included in the parade procession was the second annual 2019 Ms. Lutz Pageant winner, Jennifer Rankin, a native of Lutz. Jennifer competed in evening gown and talent divisions. For her talent, she chose a monologue about why she loved living in Lutz. She is married and has 3 lovely children, is the current chairman of the Lutz 4th of July Parade and is a former Lutz Guv’na. The pageant was sponsored by The Sydney Center for Creative Learning. There were 55 decorated parade floats including ones by the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, In the Loop Brewing Company, the 2019 Ms. Lutz winner, the Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes and many more. The crowd enjoyed the parade, the famous Guv’na Election and a cake and pie contest which boasted multiple prizes and categories. Many vendors offered food, fun and music for the community to enjoy. TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894 | VOLUME II • ISSUE VII | LUTZ MAGAZINE |

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When the school day ends, many parents need continued child care until they get home from work, however this is also a great opportunity to enrich your child’s development. There are dozens of after school programs offered in our area including ones for everything from horseback riding to martial arts to theater to playing the trombone!

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Mary Jo’s Performing Arts 15906 Mapledale Blvd – Tampa (813) 969-0240

Almost Home After School Center 6625 Van Dyke Rd - Lutz (813) 968-5437

Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 20733 Center Oak Dr – 2 Tampa locations (813) 406-4449

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John Prevatt Martial Arts 1916 Oak Grove Blvd - Lutz (813) 948-4004 KidsPark 26240 Golden Maple Rd - Wesley Chapel (813) 803-4972 Kids ‘R’ Kids Land O’ Lakes 2731 Collier Pkwy - Land O Lakes (813) 948-9556 Knowledge Points Tutoring of Land O’ Lakes 2201 Collier Pkwy - Land O Lakes (813) 909-0781

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center 2237 Ashley Oaks Cir - Wesley Chapel (813) 991-6091 SRK Camp Lutz 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy - Lutz (813) 355-1720 Sarah Russell Stables 29319 Hadlock Dr - Wesley Chapel (810) 955-5023 Trinity SportsPlex 11514 Pyramid Dr - Odessa (727) 372-1664 Traditional Taekwon-Do Lutz 6068 Van Dyke Rd - Lutz (813) 200-6097 Wesley Chapel Martial Arts Academy 26615 Wesley Chapel Blvd - Lutz (813) 928-6900 Wesley Chapel MMA 2477-2479 Bruce B Downs Blvd - Wesley Chapel (813) 922-2526

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The First Day of School is Almost Here!

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After enjoying long summer days, the first day of the new school year is fast approaching. Don’t panic - you still have a few weeks to get everything you need for your child to kick off the school year prepared and in style.

Make sure that your child’s backpack is appropriately sized for their current age and weight. Once school starts, have your child go through the contents every few days to remove unnecessary items and keep it from getting too heavy. Review backpack instructions on positioning straps and show your child how to carry the pack to avoid straining muscles or creating poor posture.

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Get familiar. If your child is attending a new school this year and they offer a new student orientation, be sure to attend. This helps alleviate stress your child may feel being in a new environment, navigating a new school layout and locating their classrooms, all making the first day less anxiety ridden for your child.

Routines

Kids are creatures of habit. At least a week before school begins, start having your child follow ‘school night’ routines, such as going to bed at an earlier hour and getting up earlier each morning. This will make the first week of school much easier than completely switching gears the night before school begins.

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Afterschool Programs

Make arrangements for your child’s after school care if needed. Do you just need childcare or does your child have a special interest or sport they could participate in after the school day ends? Check out our After School Program Guide for ideas and remember, many great programs will fill up quickly, so do your homework early and get registered.

Health and Sports Physicals Be sure to check with your child’s school early to see if any physicals or vaccinations may be required. If your child is involved in athletics, find out if a sports physical is required before they may participate. If your kids are due for a dental exam or cleaning, take advantage of the last few weeks of summer to squeeze these in before school begins.


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asco County Schools will host its second year of its Citizens’ Academy to further educate the public on the operation of a public school system. One of the County’s biggest initiatives has been to connect more with the community it serves. Linda Cobbe, Public Information Officer at Pasco County Schools explained, “This program allows residents to experience the inner workings of the Pasco County School System, allowing them to actually witness all of the spokes of the wheel that are involved in teaching children.” Pasco Schools Citizens’ Academy will consist of eight monthly meetings beginning in August 2019. Sessions will be a combination of informational lessons, tours and classroom presentations. Participants will visit several of Pasco County’s diverse schools, meet with school personnel and principals, and learn about special programs, curriculum, athletics, budget, student nutrition, school safety initiatives and more. This year, participants will also be engaging more directly with students and teachers on their school tours. “I am really happy that I was part of the initial cohort that took this class. It has been an eye opening experience for me to understand

how the school district machinery works and how much thought and planning goes behind every aspect of running the schools that most of us take for granted,” said one participant from the inaugural class. “My aim was to learn facts about the mission and reality of public education in our community, and I left armed with valuable knowledge as well as a greater understanding of the challenges the district faces in executing its mission. I had been expecting lots of marketing speak and protection of trade secrets but was refreshingly pleased to hear all the speakers be candid, honest, and fun. I think there is a lot of misunderstanding in the general public about the role and boundaries of public education,” said another 2018 participant. Last year, the county received over 100 applications for the program. Each Citizens’ Academy class will consist of 30 to 50 members from the community. The first class will start August 22 and the final meeting and graduation is set for April 23. Contact Pasco County Schools next spring if you are interested in applying for the 2020- 2021 program. For more information visit www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/ca.

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an effort to control cooling costs, energy efficient windows and doors are more important than ever to homeowners. Joseph of Morgan Exteriors explained, “They can dramatically improve your utility bills. Simonton, one of our top window manufacturers, is continuously looking for ways to make their windows and doors as thermally efficient as possible. From the materials they use, the glass packages they offer and their dedication as an ENERGY STAR partner, they’ve really got you covered when it comes to energy efficiency.” Joe continued, “Here are a few of the key components and features Simonton offers to deliver top window and door performance.”

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The premium vinyl used in Simonton windows and doors is an excellent insulator and offers low conductivity. Its thermal properties are far superior to aluminum, steel and stainless steel. This means there is very low temperature transfer into or out of your home, helping to keep you comfortable all year long.

Low E Glass Coating

Simonton windows and doors are available with ProSolar® Low E glass. A transparent metallic oxide coating is applied to the glass surface that allows short-wave energy to pass through but reflects long-wave infrared energy for greater thermal efficiency. This helps heat to not be transferred through the window and door.

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The space inside an insulating glass unit— between the glass panes—may be filled with Argon gas, an odorless, non-toxic gas that is six times denser than air. With the added density of the gas, temperature transfer through the insulating glass unit is greatly reduced. In some areas of the country, they offer Krypton gas as an option. Krypton gas is even denser than Argon gas which further maximizes energy efficiency and reduced temperature transfer, which can translate into lower utility bills.

Spacer Systems

Simonton windows and doors feature unique spacer systems within the insulating glass unit. The spacers are made of highly thermally prohibitive materials and are placed between the glass panes to help seal the entire unit, creating a space for inert gases and further reducing temperature transfer.

Laminated Glass for Windows and Doors

Simonton’s impact-resistant laminated glass consists of a durable interlayer sealed between two layers of glass. This advanced laminated glass package offers several benefits: it acts as a barrier against energy loss, reduces noise transmission, helps block damaging UV rays and deters forced entry.

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7/19 – 7/21

“Singin’ in the Rain”

Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Rd - Tampa Directed by Aaron Washington with vocal direction by Mary Jo Hahn and a live orchestra led by Reed Stricsek, the Carrollwood Cultural Center will continue their annual tradition of producing a summer musical with “Singin’ in the Rain” for two weekends in July. “Singin' in the Rain” has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. Admission: $23-$29. For more information and show times, visit www. carrollwoodcenter.org.

7/20

Free Community Boot Camp hosted by Camp Gladiator

8:30am - 9:30am Tampa Premium Outlets 2300 Grand Cypress Drive - Lutz Hosted by Camp Gladiator, a lifechanging fitness movement dedicated to transforming lives through dynamic, fun and challenging workouts led by amazing Trainers who inspire people to discover their best self. Participants will need an exercise mat, 1 to 2 bottles of water and a sweat towel. Free

7/20

Dade City Florida Mud Endeavor Under the Lights 2019

7:00pm Pasco County Fairgrounds Highway 52 - Dade City When the lights go down and it’s completely quiet, the Mud Endeavor 5K turns the night on its head and the volume up! The entire course is illuminated with fun neon lights, so as you endeavor mud and obstacles, you experience a mud run like nothing you expected. With lighting systems painting the sky and music pumping into the night air, we guarantee a time of your life experience. This one of a kind mud obstacle course night run stretches the limits for every level of runner as it keeps you partying late into the night! Come see what all the buzz is about and join us Under the Lights. For times, registration and admission prices, visit www.mudendeavor.com.

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7/27

7:00pm – 9:00pm Lexington Oaks Community Center 26304 Lexington Oaks Boulevard Wesley Chapel Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. For more information, contact (813) 907-8718. FREE

10:00am 28211 Paseo Drive - Wesley Chapel Produce, Local Food, Crafts, Live Music. Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

PFLAG LGBTQ+ Family Support

7/24

CPR Training

10:00am – 2:00pm Pebble Creek Country Club 10550 Regents Park Drive Wesley Chapel Both full and refresher CPR will be taught at this class. Topics include adult, child, and infant CPR and AED instruction with a two year certification given upon completion. All laypersons including daycare providers, warehouse staff, massage therapists, lifeguards, teachers, office staff, church staff, daycare providers, safety committee staff, yoga or fitness instructors, parents or grandparents, scout leaders, teens. For more information, contact the class venue at (813) 343-4024. Course fee: $50

7/26

Hopefest 2019

6:00pm – 9:00pm Wesley Chapel Elementary School 30243 Wells Road New Life Covenant is thrilled to announce that they are hosting their 4th annual community event with lots of freebies that will be given away, including free backpacks filled with school supplies to kick start the next school year. There will be music, food, carnival games and so much more! Secure a free ticket and bring the confirmation page with you to the event. For more information on tickets, please contact (813) 414-1664. FREE

Fresh Market at the Shops of Wiregrass

7/27

End of Summer Bash

3:0pm – 7:00pm Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway 2155 Northpointe Parkway - Lutz The End of Summer Bash is a free community event which boasts a live DJ, drink specials, food specials, giveaways and local vendors. All ages welcome. For more information (813) 491-4900 or via email thalia.gonzalez@hilton.com.

7/27 – 7/28

Blue Chair Bay Rum Summer Heat Co-ed Beach Volleyball Tournament

2700 Land O' Lakes Blvd Land O Lakes Men's, Women's and Co-ed Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament. Blue Chair Bay Rum, Jagermeister, Tiki Cove and Rockstar Beach bring you another awesome volleyball tournament. Live music, food and drink specials! We will be holding raffles in memory of our friend Eric Bora, with proceeds going to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Don't miss this fun event. Sign up early as this will sell out quickly. For more information including times, visit www. avpamerica.com/VA-Beach-VolleyballEvent.

8/2

Summer Family Movie Night!

6:30pm Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Road – Tampa Summer Movie Night! Bring the kids for a free showing of The Princess Bride presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well as a blanket to sit on. Reservations are not required. For more information visit www.carrollwoodcenter. org. FREE

8/2 through 8/6

Tax Free School Shopping The Shops at Wiregrass

28211 Paseo Drive - Wesley Chapel Get back to school deals for your kids at Shops of Wiregrass during tax-exempt week. For more information, visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.

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8/6

First Responders, Law Enforcement & Military Appreciation Day!

10:00am - 10:00pm Taproom at Florida Cracker Kitchen 964 E Jefferson Street - Brooksville The First Tuesday of every month The Taproom at Florida Cracker Kitchen is proud to appreciate the service of all our Firemen, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Military by offering half off all of our craft on draft! Free but ID is required. Visit www.facebook.com/taproomflacracker for more information.

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8/9

Gallery Opening “EMERGing Artists”

6:00pm – 8:30pm Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Road – Tampa Emerging Artists is an exhibition for new artists: those who have created for a year and are new to exhibiting, or up-and-comers who have been exhibiting for three years or fewer. For more information visit www. carrollwoodcenter.org. FREE

8/10

Growing the Perfect Palm

7:00pm – 9:00pm VomFASS Shops at Wiregrass 28249 Paseo Dr. Suite 110 Wesley Chapel Prepare to be amazed with amazing flavors beautifully paired with a variety of small bites, cheese and a delicious handmade chocolate. Come learn about the wines you love and enjoy the history and story behind our famous wines. RSVP at (813)907.2167, $30.00 per person

9:00am Land O' Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard Land O’ Lakes We are able to grow well over a hundred different palms in the Tampa area. Attend a FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar and learn about the wonderful world of palms and how you can diversify your landscape. This is the ultimate right plant in the right place seminar. Registration recommended. For more information, call (813) 996-2411. FREE

8/9

8/10

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate

Friday Night Live

5:00pm - 10:30pm 205 E Fort Dade Ave - Brooksville Friday Night Live has become more than just a live music concert series. It’s thousands within the community coming together and a city coming alive. Brooksville Main Street is working hard to bring these events to the community so you can meet up with family, old friends, and even maybe even make some new ones. The ‘Friday Night Live’ series offers live bands, food trucks, games in the park, a full bar, and even a Night Market at each of these events. For more information, email events@brooksvillemainstreet.org.

Annual Celebrity Golf Scramble

12:00pm – 6:00pm TPC Tampa Bay 5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road - Lutz It’s time to hit the links again and have some fun at the Annual Golf Scramble to support a scholarship fund! Enjoy a fun-filled day of competition at one of Florida's most renowned golf courses. Golf where the champions win, mingle with Celebrity Gators, enjoy great food, silent auction, and hole prizes. All proceeds will support University of Florida Student Scholarships and the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. Tee Off at 1pm. For ticket pricing information visit www.tampagators.com.

with the explosive, electric sounds of Jimi Hendrix. Also featured are songs from Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe McDonald, Santana, Jefferson Airplane and others. For more information visit www. carrollwoodcenter.org. Tickets $22 - $28

8/16 – 8/18

Spirit of Woodstock Festival

5:00pm - 9:00pm Sertoma Youth Ranch 85 Myers Road- Brooksville Spirit of Woodstock is an annual 3-day music event which benefits the beautiful and rustic Sertoma Youth. This is an incredible three day and three-night camping optional festival located just off I-75 at Exit 293. Performing acts include, The Hummingbirds, Russ Bowers Isn’t Dead Yet, Tony Tyler Trance, Cadillac Cowboys, Bus Fulla Monkeys, LC Williams & the Driver, Kettle of Fish, Alex Lopez Xpress Band, Uncle John’s Band, Yesterdayze, Moonflower-The Spirit of Santana and Peace of Woodstock. Contact Roseanne Herndon at 941-758-7585 or Alex Kinlaw at 941-730-9805 for more information about the festival, tickets, camping, vending and sponsorships. www. spiritofwoodstock.org. $20 – $65

8/15

Peace of Woodstock Live Music Tribute Concert 8:00pm Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Rd - Tampa This show will take you on a musical journey from the acoustic opening act of the Woodstock Experience with Richie Havens through the closing moments of the festival

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for the Arts at River Ridge. The majority of the district’s graduations took place between Tuesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 9, at the USF Yuengling Center. Thousands of high school seniors collected their diplomas and celebrated their achievements with family and friends. We wish all of the graduating seniors the best of luck as they embark on a new journey.

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Annuals/Bedding plants: Summer annuals to plant now include celosia, coleus, torenia, and ornamental pepper. Bulbs: Butterfly lily and gladiolus can be planted during the middle of summer. Herbs: While summer is too hot to start herbs from seeds, many do well if started from small plants. Palms: Continue planting palms while the rainy season is in full swing. Support large palms with braces for 6–8 months after planting. Nails should not be driven directly into a palm trunk.

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Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and pruning if needed. Hire an ISA-certified arborist. Lawns: Determine the cause of any lawn problems before taking action. If an insect is the culprit, treat only the affected area. Rule out disease or sprinkler malfunction. Fertilizer Bans: Some municipalities in central Florida prohibit the application of fertilizer to lawns and/or landscape plants during the summer rainy season (June–September). See if such an ordinance exists in your area. Azaleas: Prune no later than mid-July to protect developing buds for next spring's bloom. Irrigation: Install an inexpensive rain shutoff device to save money by overriding an irrigation system when it rains. If one is already installed, check that it is operating properly. Pests on ornamental plants: Inspect the leaves of azaleas and ornamental plants for small white dots that may indicate lace bugs at work. Spray forcefully with water to help control this pest.

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Forever Sealed Curt Keyser After

25 years as a bank executive, Curt Keyser was afforded the opportunity to enter a new industry cleaning and sealing outdoor wood, concrete and masonry. He took it. That was 6 years ago. A year ago, he decided to start his own company and Forever Sealed was born. Curt points out, “My brother and my son both work with me. We're proud to say we are locally and veteran owned as well as family operated.” Born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Curt grew up as an Army brat and spent the majority of his life in Panama City Beach, Florida. He earned a Bachelor's degree and MBA from Florida State University, and also earned a Master's degree in Banking from Louisiana State University. Curt served 4 years in the Army in the 10th Mountain Light Infantry. Curt explains the process that Forever Sealed uses, “We clean and seal outdoor wood, concrete and masonry using a liquid silicone sealant that actually penetrates wood by up to 6 inches, concrete by up to 3 inches and masonry or pavers by up to 1 ½ inches. Once the sealant penetrates the porous product, it chemically reacts with the natural acid inside each product to transform the liquid silicone into a hardened block.” He continues, “That serves several purposes. First, it makes each product mold and mildew resistant. You literally do not have to pressure wash again as liquids are not able to penetrate the products. Second, in the case of wood, the liquid silicone will encase the natural fungus in wood that causes wood to rot. Encasing the fungus in a silicone block means moisture cannot reach the fungus, which means the wood will literally last forever. Third, the cured silicone will strengthen wood, concrete and masonry by over 20%. “When it comes to pavers, we use a polymer sand that will congeal and essentially turn into a grout or mortar. That means moisture cannot penetrate between the pavers making it mold and mildew resistant. That also means vegetation cannot grow between the pavers. You know pavers have been properly sealed when water beads up on them. Keep in mind that the rainy season does not prevent us from cleaning and sealing concrete or wood,” Curt explains. Forever Sealed guarantees their work. Concrete and wood come with a fully backed 25 year guarantee and pavers and masonry come with a fully backed 10 year guarantee. Forever Sealed is fully insured and licensed. When Curt isn’t working, he spends time with his family and is an avid Florida State sports fan. _________________________________________________________________________

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