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Do you have a Clubhouse question?

Please contact Debbie Leone, Amenities Center Director or Alexa Garrett, Assistant Clubhouse Manager at (813) 994-0591. CLUBHOUSE OFFICE HOURS Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The office is closed on Sundays. Most office business, however, can be taken care of at the front desk until 10:30 PM.

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You can stop by the Clubhouse with a check or money order for an AWID car sticker for $7.00 or a hand held gate card for $15.00. If you lost your Clubhouse access card or need an extra one, you can purchase one for $25.00. Remember, check or money order for all purchases at the Clubhouse. Overnight street parking is prohibited. No overnight parking is allowed at the Clubhouse or overflow parking lot without prior approval. Planning to replace a discolored or missing mailbox flag?

You can purchase a new flag at the Clubhouse for $5.00 payable by check or money order. If you need to replace your green mailbox numbers, you may call Creative Mailbox and Sign Design at 1-800-8044809. The cost is $20.00 and this includes shipping and the LOP logo.

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hese days so many people are stuck in the daily loop of work, chores, frustration, and are longing for a fun and motivating challenge to recharge them. Is that you? It seems to be life for almost everyone. That’s why students love coming to class at Quest Self-Defense. It’s the “me-time” and break from the grind they need to recharge so they can be a better person, employee, friend, spouse, parent. “Time and again that’s what we hear from students,” say To-Shin Do Masters Mark and Helen Russo.

there is a strong component of functional fitness in every class. Functional fitness is described as - “exercise that prepares you for every day life” and that is another aspect that Quest delivers to their students. Training your mind as well as your body is another part of the program. Senior Master Mark Russo has studied meditation and mindfulness for thirty years with Lamas and masters from all over the world. Master Russo outlines the need for, and the value of, this part of the

Get yourself some “me-time”. Just two hours a week will recharge you and make your life better in every way! “People tell us things like, ‘I feel so much better about everything since I started training. I have the energy and drive to do things I have to get done. I have my time at Quest to look forward to - it’s me time!’ Many say it’s the highlight of their week”. People have a pre-conceived notion about martial arts due to either a prior bad experience, or the current MMA/sport environment. People think they’ll get hurt or have to compete? Not so at Quest. Theirs is not a sport martial art. Many people are confused and think all martial arts

program. “Studies show that once adults finish school they stop investing in themselves. People believe they cannot afford the time or money, but the negative consequences of ignoring ourselves can be a costly mistake, such as strained relationships at work and home, as well as negative health consequences. Don’t make this mistake – invest in yourself!” “Students regularly report that just the few moments of meditation and mind training per week has made an enormous difference in their day-to-day interactions, and quality of life,” says Master Helen Russo.• Quest Self-Defense, 2634 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, on SR56 behind the Mercedes dealership in the Medallion Corporate Park, next to Strive Athletic Club. Just $39 for a Trial Program: Uniform, Private Lesson, and 4 Group Classes. Stop by, or call: 813-973-0144, and check out the website: www.TampaQuestCenter.com


are the same. Not the case. Students at Quest are all sizes, shapes, ages, and fitness levels. You’ve probably seen MMA and similar “martial arts” and thought you’d never want to do that. “Good,” say Mark and Helen, “that’s not what we do. Our focus is on effective self-defense that will work for every shape, size, and fitness ability. How is that? Our art is based on natural body movement, balance disruption, using your own body weight and gravity, and psychologically outsmarting an attacker. These are things, that with a little practice, everyone can harness. Other arts are based on superior strength, youth, and speed.” Quest Self-Defense is not just for the young like many other arts. Quest has many students in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, up to 75, and THEY LOVE IT! One new student commented, “The fact that I’m learning incredibly effective self-defense skills is really the icing on the cake. It’s the ‘me time’ and the calming sense of balance I have every time I leave class that is the real payoff.” One visit to Quest Self-Defense and you can see and feel the difference. The friendly, encouraging, positive environment is apparent. This is a place where you learn to have fun and feel good about yourself again while gaining important skills. How many times has someone told you that you’re doing a great job recently? Students are applauded for their efforts, encouraged to keep trying, and rewarded when they reach their goals? This is definitely something that’s missing in our every day lives. Not only does Quest Self-Defense teach superior self-defense skills, Lifestyles at Live Oak Preserve / DECEMBER 2016

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The majority of these dogs were pulled from death row at Hillsborough County Animal Services. Please consider stopping by your local shelter or rescue group if you want to add a four legged friend to your family. Adopt, rescue, foster!

Available Dog Adoptions at Hillsborough County Animal Services

All of these dogs can be found at Hillsborough County Animal Services 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. Tampa, FL 33619 813-744-5660. Open 7 days a week, 10am - 7pm If an animal has been rescued by a rescue group the shelter should be able to assist you with adopting another animal or giving you the rescue groups contact information. Adopt, foster, rescue, save a life today and have a friend for life.

For more information on adoptions, contact Animal Services at 813-744-5660 or email Page 20 animaladoption@hillsboroughcounty.org. They also have an online kennel to view


A great Christmas JuJugift!

This gorgeous boy is JR. JR is a two year old Boxer who is up to date on his vaccines, neutered and ready for his forever family! JR is housebroken, crate trained and knows basic commands. He is good with other dogs, cats and humans of all sizes. JR loves to play with his ball and is great walking on a leash. If you think that JR would be perfect for your family, visit www.saveaboxer.org for more info and to fill out an application.


This beautiful Chiwinnie great with kids! He is microchipped, fully is Juju. JuJu is almost two vetted and on all of his preventatives. years old and lookingA for forever home. Juju home check is required if her you are interested loves to go on long walks and play with her in adopting Rebel but if you arefetchinterested favorite tennis balls. She is a bit picky about her in bringing this boy him please contact dog friends, but is in a Sonia at 813-610-2275 orfoster Crystal atfour813home with cats and plays fine with 574-9987 for more information. them. For more info about Juju, or to apply to adopt her, please visit www. saveaboxer.org.



This beautiful pup is Sara, also known as Sweetpea. Sara is 7 months old only and 27 pounds and fully grown. She is believed to be a mix of boxer, beagle, and pitt. She unfortunately was abused in the past and has a scar down her side.

Jolie is a two year old cream Chihuahua with beautiful ebony eyes. She is very smart and playful. Her foster family says she gets along with both big and small dogs.

Buddy is a handsome two-year old lab mix with one brown eyes and a gorgeous blue eye! This enchanting She is up to date on all of her fellow was found recently wondering shots, spayed and microBud If you are interested chipped. Sara gets along with alone inSheneed of some serious help. It was in Jolie please go to Everyone say hello to Bud! kids, dogs and cats! is a www.saveaboxer.org perfectclear small dogthat for anyone. Bud a fill gorgeous guy looking for a home Buddy did not have a good life for more infois or to If you are interested in adopting Sarabut or have any questions toapplication. call his very own. He is current on all luckily he was found by a family that out an please send me an email with of his shots, neutered and house trained. the titleworked “Adopt Sara” at to a local vet and was going to Kaitiesmalley@aol.com. Bud enjoys his walks and will even show provide him with the best care possible. off how well he does on the leash and may Buddy definitely needs a special person The majority of these dogs impresscan you be withfound a trick like family wereorpulled from that death is willing to work with him All of these dogs at "sit". Bud row at Hillsborough County is definitely a people pleaser and loves to with training and socialization, and may Animal Services. Please Hillsborough County Animal Services 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. consider stopping bya your hang out with his human friends! be best in home with older children until Tampa, FL 33619 813-744-5660. Open 7 days a week, 10am - 7pmBud may local shelter or rescue group if you want trained. to add a fourBuddy not the doshelter wellshould in abehome withyoucats fully isanimal veryhas affectionate If an been rescued by a rescue group able to assist with because adopting he legged friend to your family. another animal or giving you the rescue groups contact information. Adopt, foster, rescue, doesn't seem to care for them too much. If once warms up to you but because of Adopt, rescue,he foster! save a life today and have a friend for life. you are interested in getting to know more his past he seems to spook in unfamiliar Page 20 MEADOW POINTE NEWS July 2014 about Bud please contact Sonia at 813settings. The family that is currently 610-2275 or Keith at 813-728-1034 for fostering him is willing to provide full more info. medical care, including neutering, for the right person or family. For more information please email tonia9092@aol. com.

Blue Rebel This big sweetheart is Rebel! Rebel is approximately three-years old and is in the process of being house and leash trained. Rebel has a super sweet personality and is 14

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Blue is thriving in his foster home and his happy and healthy! Blue is approximately 1.5 years old, current on all his shots, heartworm negative and in the process of getting neutered. Blue does great with other dogs and would do best in a home where he has a play mate to keep him company. Blue would also love to have a forever family with a fenced in yard where he can run and play and stay active. Blue may have started out with a sad beginning but thanks to his foster mom and his future forever family we know Blue will have a happy ending soon! For more info please contact Terri at (813) 260-7866.


Betty is a very special girl and anyone that spends a few minutes with her will see why right away. Betty loves everyone, from children to adults and even other dogs, Betty is a lover. Betty's previous owner was a WW2 veteran who recently passed away. Before he died he wanted to make sure Betty would be taken care of, that's where Racing4Rescues stepped in and will only let Betty go to the right home. Betty is 5 years old, current on her shots,spayed, microchipped and current on her preventatives. Betty would do great in a semi-active home where she can play in a fenced in back yard and learn new skills with her family. Betty is very smart and mastered the doggy-dog right away with her foster family. We don't know yet how Betty would do with cats but for more information please contact Racing4Rescues@gmail.com.•

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Green Bean Casserole with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce Ingredients About 1 lb fresh green beans 1 small sweet potato 3 oz cream cheese About 1 cup milk of choice (I used organic skim) 1/4 cup french fried onions (optional) 1 tsp nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste

Directions Wash green beans and remove stems and snap in half. Place green beans in boiling water for about 8 minutes until tender. Drain well and place beans in an 8 x 8 casserole dish. Peel potato, chop into chunks and place in boiling water for about 8 minutes until tender. Drain well and return potato to pot. Cut up cream cheese and add it to potato along with milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir well until cheese is melted. Blend with hand mixer until smooth. Depending on the size of the potato, you may add extra milk to desired consistency. Pour sauce over green beans. Sprinkle french fried onions over top and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Bacon bits would be another topping option. Enjoy!

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