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With much excitement and long-awaited anticipation we bring you the first issue of Lutz Magazine. With a focus on, and a dedication to the residents of Lutz and an editorial scope that includes, yet goes beyond, geographical limits of Lutz, Lutz Magazine's intent is to inform, entertain and inspire! Of course it's about making connections also through bringing you, the reader, local human interest stories, area growth news, fitness and health info, news on the local economy, etc. Lutz Magazine will be published on the 1st of each month. The producer of Lutz Magazine, KEM Media Group, has been publishing local magazines, community newsletters and more for over 25 years. We currently publish Wesley Chapel Magazine, five community newsletters in the New Tampa area and Tampa Bay Wellness Magazine, which is distributed all over Tampa Bay. We love what we do and look forward to growing with Lutz Magazine. All of our publications come to you by way of our advertisers, without which there would be no publications. Our advertisers are close to you and provide goods and services that you need and want. Help them help us help you! Call on them. Use their services. Communities thrive on local businesses. Buy Local! I would also like to welcome Maria Hochwarth-Alvarez to our team in Lutz. She has been assisting companies with their marketing needs in Lutz and Carrollwood for a number of years. If you own a business and are interested in receiving information about being involved in Lutz Magazine you may contact her at: alvaworks@tampabay.rr.com Welcome! I hope you enjoy this issue, and many more to come! Publisher Keith Matter

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News Bits

CABA - Who Is?

Fashion is a Story Tampa Bay Fashion Week

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Bay Dermatology Biz Spot

Around Town - Music

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Florida Medical Biz Spot

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All About the Community Food Bank

Hurricane Irma Stats

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Medi Weightloss Biz Spot


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Simple Ways to

Around Town - Events

Lawn & Garden

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Simple Ways to Live Better

Lutz Community Center

Halloween Games for All

True Spirituality

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hen it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, some recommendations are fairly simple, such as exercising regularly and eating right. Many people, however, don’t know how much exercise they should get or which foods are the best choices. They also may not realize there are other ways to take care of their bodies and minds to promote better overall health. Start on the path to healthier living with these tips from the wellness experts at Walgreens.

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Exercise regularly. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity at least five days a week, and that’s because an active lifestyle can help you achieve far more than

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Lutz mural - This mural is painted on the north wall of the "Geo-Surv" office building. On the mural, it's the brown building left of center.

muscle mass or weight loss. Regular exercise can also contribute to mental well-being, and even something as simple as a walking break or two at work can provide health benefits.

Eat well. The keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of calories for your activity level and eating a wide range of foods to ensure that you’re receiving all the nutrients your body needs. By prioritizing great taste and ingredient guidelines, such as minimizing hydrogenated oils, trans fats and artificial ingredients, Walgreens Nice! products help take the guesswork out of making healthier choices. In an effort to simplify healthy living, the line’s packaging, products and ingredient standards were updated, and offerings now include organic and gluten-free options in addition to traditional baking goods and other general grocery items.

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HAUNTS & FUN! HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR AT LAND 'O LAKES REC CENTER 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O Lakes, FL 34639 Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $1 per entry This year's annual Halloween event has a Star Wars theme that will include carnival games, candy, games, and bounce houses. The cost is $1 per person per entry. This event is geared towards children 10 and younger and their families. Costumes are encouraged! Please call us at (813) 9291220 for more information.

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A "Trunk-or-Treat" for children and families is scheduled at Gaither High School, October 30 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

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new, reservations only, haunted attraction immerses you into the story line to a point where you become a character in the show. Make a reservation at www. thevaultofsouls.com. Slots are available between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday in October; 6 p.m. today and Saturday; $100 and up; The Vault, 655 N. Franklin St., Tampa; (813) 494-6868

On Oct. 31, Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild in Lutz, will have its Light the Night event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No costumes are allowed, but there will be games, a hayride and inflatables. The cost is $3 per person or $15 per family, with children under 2 admitted free. On Oct. 31, Myrtle Lake Baptist Church, 2017 Reigler Road in Land O’ Lakes, will hold a Trunk-A-Treat celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and includes games, face painting, balloons and candy. That same evening, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, will host its Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children will go from car to car — with their trunks and tailgates open — in the church’s parking lot to collect candy and other treats in this family-friendly environment.

Westfield Citrus Park Mall Hosts Halloween Fun: The mall is playing host to two days of fun. The first event is a costume contest today, Oct. 27. The second is trick-or-treating in the mall on Halloween. The festivities on Oct. 31 will be trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under throughout the mall. "Costume contests, free crafts, balloon twisting, face painting and more," will be available to mall goers, said Taylor Clifton, Westfield Citrus Park marketing manager.



Earth Fare believes you care about the products you bring into your home. They've developed their Earth Fare Brand products so you can shop with confidence and convenience every day. All of their products follow their strict Boot List to keep good ingredients in and bad ingredients out. Even better, Earth Fare Brand food products are free of genetically modified ingredients. They source the best ingredients and closely monitor production so you can enjoy healthy, everyday essentials and more at an incredible price, every single day. Earth Fare Organic products make it easy to go organic every day! Every product is certified organic and priced with your budget in mind. Eating organic protects valuable natural resources and ensures your family is eating food that is as pure and delicious as nature intended. Location: Cypress Creek Town Center | northeast corner of State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard

The no-frills grocery shopping experience focuses on customers first - delivering high quality food they’re proud to serve their family, responsive customer service, everyday low prices and a quick-and-easy shopping experience with only four to five aisles and all the essentials. We carry the weekly musthaves and display them in their designed shipping boxes to help save time and resources to restock shelves. Shoppers will find more than 90 percent of the groceries we offer are under our ALDI exclusive brands, hand-selected by ALDI to ensure that our products meet or exceed the national brands on taste, quality and, of course, price. That means you don’t have to worry about which ketchup brand or Greek yogurt brand is best, because we’ve specially curated the best product for you and your family. We can’t promise you’ll find ten choices of the same item, but we can promise you’ll find the best one. Location: Proposed - Cypress Creek Town Center | north corner of State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard To advertise call 813.501.4894 • OCTOBER 2017 | LUTZ MAGAZINE 5

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Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Support Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre on Sunday, October 22nd When: Sunday, October 22nd from 4-7PM Where: The Nielsen Ballroom, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677 Family Fun, Food, Cake Walk, Raffle Prizes and Performances Tickets available at Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy beginning Monday, September 11th Ages 10 and up $18 Ages 3-9 $12 Under 3 Free This event WILL sell out! Space is limited.

Generation Z Has Different Priorities Generation Z makes up one-fourth of the U.S. population. Its oldest members are now in their early 20s. Unlike millennials, Generation Z (born after 1995) grew up in uncertain times, so they have different priorities. This is important for employers to know, because members of Generation Z are now seeking their first jobs. Three things to know about Generation Z employees: 1. They like to communicate via social media. Post jobs via their preferred platforms: YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. 2. Company culture is important to them, so show you care about your employees.

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3. They seek stability. Discuss long-term career opportunities, even if it’s a part-time job. To retain Generation Z employees, offer flexibility, growth opportunities and job security.

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s property owners and managers clean up lawns and trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain, University of Florida experts offer several tips for tree planning and recovery and lawn improvement. Michael Orfanedes, a commercial horticulture agent at the UF/IFAS Extension Broward County office, said it’s important to get input from a certified arborist before deciding what to do with your damaged trees. “If your tree blew down, it most likely did so because its root system was insufficient to hold the canopy erect during high winds,” Orfanedes said. Researchers and Extension faculty suggest resetting uprooted palms and trees only after they have been examined for safety and deemed worthy of replanting. For hardwood trees, if a majority of major anchor roots have been fractured, it is unlikely that such trees will successfully reestablish themselves, and they will likely fail in future storms. Uprooted trees and palms in good condition should be replanted as soon as possible and watered frequently. Among his other tips, Orfanedes says: Remove broken, cracked limbs and those that are dangling in the canopy, waiting to fall. These could pose a liability to people and/or possessions in the fall zone. They could also become projectiles in future storms. When removing broken limbs, make a clean cut, cutting back to an intact lower limb whenever possible. Broken tree limbs in or near electrical wires need to be reported to the utility company as soon as possible. Only trained utility line clearance crews should attempt to do such work. Hire only those tree-care professionals who can provide proof of licensing and insurance. If an accident happens while an unlicensed uninsured worker is on the job, the property owner could be liable for damages. UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty provide a wealth of information to homeowners and tree-care professionals who manage damaged trees after a storm. For instance, while many types of palm trees may perform well in storms, a hurricane can damage even the most windtolerant palms, according to a UF/IFAS Extension document. If the trunk of a single-stemmed or solitary palm, such as a sabal or queen palm, is broken below the canopy, cut the trunk as close to the soil line as possible, UF/IFAS researchers say, as these stems will not regrow. When time allows, the stump left behind should be removed or ground out. If the palm is a clustering palm, such as an Areca, cut the broken stems in the cluster as close to the soil line as possible. New stems will emerge near the soil line with such palms. As for flooded lawns, Laurie Trenholm, a UF/IFAS professor of environmental horticulture and a turfgrass specialist, said many times submerged lawns will sustain root diseases. If you find out certain parts of your lawn are too diseased, you might consider replacing those areas with a different kind of grass or with some other kind of plant, Trenholm said. Bahia grass might be a good choice because it generally sustains fewer diseases than other warm-season turfgrasses, she said. “Irrigating, mowing and fertilizing appropriately will help to make your grass the healthiest it can be when it’s under any kind of stress,” Trenholm said.

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Fashion Is a Story: Tampa Bay Fashion Week Celebrates 10 Years of Fashion Tampa Bay Fashion Week will celebrate their 10th annual event on Oct. 4-7, 2017 at various locations throughout Tampa Bay.


ampa Bay Fashion Week launched in 2008 with a focus on leveraging the skills and talents of various individuals, and giving back to their communities. The annual event showcases established and emerging fashion and accessories designers from Tampa Bay and surrounding areas, while recognizing that an individual’s sense of style is deeply related to other elements, like the way he/ she sees the world we live in and his/her contribution to its overall welfare. Each year Fashion Week Tampa Bay will

benefit organizations that are committed to the well-being of and service to our world, our children, our health, our future and our dreams. The week-long event will consist of multiple runway shows, boutique vendor exhibits and fashion-focused activities throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, visit: fashionweektampabay.com. This year’s runway shows on Friday, Oct. 6 at International Plaza and Bay Street, will feature both designers and brands, including: • Elizabeth Carson Racker Designs Cont. Next Page

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• Dolce Couture by Melissa Dolce • Sopho by Alexandra Bougadis • Ohlendorf, atelier by Wendy Ohlendorf • Banana Republic • Fabletics • Free People • Lilly Pulitzer • Pandora Attendees of this year’s Tampa Bay Fashion Week will have an opportunity to participate in: Thursday, Oct. 5: Style & Service Day where Tampa Bay Fashion Week volunteers and the community come together for a special volunteer day project. Interested participants can e-mail: volunteers@ fashionweektampabay.com. Friday, Oct. 6: Designer & Brand Runway Shows at International Plaza and Bay Street Saturday, Oct. 7: TBFW PopUp Stations at International Plaza and Bay Street (attendees will have an opportunity to view the collections that were on the runway up close and personal, and enjoy beauty stations, sampling, and more) An invitation only event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, which is the signature Model Behavior Cocktail Party. This year’s theme: “Fashion is a Story” encourages the Bay region’s fashion industry professionals and enthusiasts to share their fashion journey and stories using #FashionIsAStory on social channels. Tampa Bay Fashion Week will be sharing the stories from local designers and leaders who are making a difference in our communities, and doing so with their own style and finesse. This year’s Trendsetter Sponsor is International Plaza and Bay Street, who will be joined by other participating sponsors including: J Thor Productions, White Book Agency, tbt*, Art Institute of Tampa, Glazer Children's Museum, Yelp, The Attic Café, Tampa Downtown

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Partnership, Anne Phillips Photography, Elli Quark, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, Working Women of Tampa Bay, 83 Degrees, Dali Museum, Vertical Tampa Bay, and DJ Lady Shay This year’s beneficiary is My FairyGodfathers Foundation, an organization whose mission is to inspire happiness, strength, and confidence in girls and women who have faced adversity, through the magical experience of beauty. They bring beauty and a little

fairy dust to the lives of young girls and women who would otherwise feel forgotten. We will be hosting a Beauty Drive at our runway show on Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-9pm. Attendees can bring new beauty supplies and toiletries (e.g. make-up, skincare, combs, cotton swabs, etc.) for My FairyGodfathers Foundation and receive a fantastic gift bag filled with Tampa Bay Fashion Week swag from our sponsors, designers, and more. (While supplies last.)

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For tickets, full schedule of events and more information about Tampa Bay Fashion Week, please visit: www. fashionweektampabay.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tbfashionweek or on Facebook at: facebook.com/ tampabayfashionweek. (This event was previously scheduled during their annual event week, Sept. 20-23, 2017, however, rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.)


Expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair, and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits

Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, P.A. S ince 1988, Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, P.A. has offered central Florida patients the region’s highest quality care for advanced treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders. Their Board Certified dermatologists specialize in diseases of the skin, skin cancer, psoriasis therapy, and ultraviolet light therapy, as well as a variety of cosmetic procedures. All of their procedures are performed with the utmost care and they take great pride in the personal, one-on-one attention they give to their patients. Bay Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, P.A. is also a teaching facility affiliated with NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. Routinely, medical students, interns and residents rotate through its offices learning the most up to date and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities in dermatology. We visited with Dr. Adam E. Bennett MD, PhD at Bay Dermatology’s Wesley Chapel location to find out more.

comprehensive, individualized experience and are part of a patient-centered medical home.

WCM: When did Bay Dermatology open in Wesley Chapel? DR. BENNETT: We opened in July of 2016

WCM: Does the company utilize any natural/holistic therapies? DR. BENNETT: We have a Center for Medical Rejuvenation that offers medical weight loss and holistic modalities. I also include complementary and alternative techniques when treating various skin conditions.

WCM: What is your role at Bay Dermatology? DR. BENNETT: I provide skin care to patients of all ages and backgrounds, ranging from acne, to rashes, to skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and even rare or serious skin conditions. I emphasize high quality, high value care wherein each patient feels that they have received a

Services at Wesley Chapel’s Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, P.A.

WCM: Can you describe who your typical patient is? DR. BENNETT: My typical patient is wonderful! I have the privilege of treating individuals from the age of 0 to 107. Over time I am honored to meet an immense diversity of individuals from various backgrounds, each with their own story and qualities. Being able to help the many amazing individuals in Wesley Chapel with their skin care is truly an honor. WCM: What percentage of the general population could benefit from your services? DR. BENNETT: Nearly everyone. Skin conditions are among the most common reasons that Americans seek medical care. In particular, we are seeing an increased incidence of melanoma in young people, including those with a history of tanning bed use. A skin cancer screening exam is an easy appointment and can be life-saving.

WCM: Does insurance cover all or most of your procedures? DR. BENNETT: Yes, except for cosmetic procedures.

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WCM: How do you feel about Wesley Chapel as a market for your services? DR. BENNETT: Wesley Chapel is a growing, dynamic, and thriving community of people from all walks of life who will naturally experience a wide variety of skin conditions requiring dermatologic care. It is a great honor to be able to provide for these needs and contribute to the wellbeing of this community. WCM: Would you like to add anything additional? DR. BENNETT: If you are concerned about a spot on your skin, or have any risk factors such as a personal or family history of skin cancer, do not hesitate to come in and get a skin cancer screening exam. Skin cancer, and even melanoma, are curable when caught early.

• Acne Treatment • Comprehensive Patch Testing • Moles and Cysts • Skin Cancer • UVB Light Therapy • Vein Treatment • Chronic Itch • Eczema • Lichen Planus • Lichen Simplex Chronicus • Rashes • Pediatric Dermatology • Psoriasis & Vitiligo • Morphea

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• Eyelid Plastic Surgery • Forehead and Brow Lift • Natural Lift

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• Botox • Cosmetic Surgeries • Dermal Fillers-Wrinkle Reduction • Laser Treatments • LATISSE® • Sclerotherapy (Veins)

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1st Landfall (Cudjoe Key, FL): 130 mph, 929 mb – Category 4 2nd Landfall (Marco Island, FL): 115 mph, 940 mb – Category 3 Here are some startling stats that put into perspective the fury and impact of Hurricane Irma:


"Irma was THE STRONGEST hurricane in the Atlantic basin outside of the Caribbean Sea & Gulf of Mexico in National Hurricane Center records"

Estimated number of people ordered to evacuate Florida. Potentially the largest evacuation in US history.


Number of people that lost power across Florida


Size, in feet, of maximum storm surge flooding along Florida’s southwest coast.


Square mileage of Irma’s tropical storm force winds. That’s larger than the area of Florida, which is 65,000 square miles.


The number of previous times continental US has had two Category 4+ hurricanes make landfalls in the same year.


The top strength, in miles per hour, of Irma’s maximum sustained winds (dropped to 135mph when it hit the US).


Paso County was one of only a few counties in Florida to have minimal power outages. How and why that is we're not quite sure.

Percentage of all buildings that Irma damaged when it hit Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane.


Estimated number of people evacuated from the Bahamas, the largest in its history.

20 million

More than 20 million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be subject to wind gusts over 75 mph.

300 miles

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Pasco County 10-30% Power Outages

Integrated Measures of Hurricane Irma • Generated THE MOST Accumulated Cyclone Energy by a tropical cyclone on record in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W). • Generated MORE Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arlene-Harvey) combined. • Generated THE MOST Accumulated Cyclone Energy in a 24hour period on record, breaking old record set by Allen (1980). • Had a number of 67.5 Accumulated Cyclone Energy units so far – THE 2ND MOST by an Atlantic hurricane in satellite era (since 1966) – trailing only Ivan (70.4). • Generated enough Accumulated Cyclone Energy to satisfy NOAA ACE definition for an AVERAGE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON. • Generated MORE Accumulated Cyclone Energy than 17 entire Atlantic hurricane seasons in the satellite era (since 1966).

AccuWeather predicts economic cost of

HARVEY & IRMA TO BE $290 BILLION It has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the U.S. mainland in the same year. "That is extraordinary by itself," Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather founder, president and chairman, said. To advertise call 813.501.4894 • OCTOBER 2017 | LUTZ MAGAZINE 13


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Recipe by: Denise Goodman "Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!"

2 avocados 1 small onion finely chopped 1 clove garlic minced 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 lime, juiced salt and pepper to taste Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

True or False?

The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to squeeze it. Yes, this is a good way to determine ripeness, but it’s also a good way to mistake a bruised avocado for a ripe one. While avocados do get softer as they ripen, squeezing to determine ripeness is not always best. You bruise the fruit by squeezing it, and a previously bruised fruit can also be mistaken for a ripe one this way. Our preferred method for identifying a ripe avocado is to try to flick the small stem off the fruit. If it comes off easily and you can see green underneath it, the avocado is ripe. If it does not come off or you see brown underneath, the avocado is not yet ripe, or it’s overripe and therefore unusable.

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1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 cup minced cilantro 2 tomatillos, husked , rinsed and cut in half 1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise; carefully remove yolks. Place yolks in a mixing bowl. Place whites on a serving platter and set aside. 2. Add yogurt, avocados, lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro and tomtaillos into the mixing bowl with the yolks. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, place all ingredients into a regular blender and blend until smooth). 3. Spoon the avocado-egg mixture into the cavities of the egg whites.


What to Plant ANNUALS/BEDDING PLANTS: Even though temperatures are still warm, begin planting for the cooler months ahead. Dianthus, petunia, and pansy are good annuals for the fall garden. BULBS: Plant agapanthus, rain lily, and many varieties of lilies now for blooms next spring or summer. Add organic matter to the planting bed for best results. HERBS: A wide range of herbs can be planted from seeds or plants this month. Some examples include parsley, cilantro, chives, garlic, and sage. VEGETABLES: Plant crops now that will grow and produce throughout the winter months. This includes broccoli, collards, kale, lettuce, and others. Exp10/31/17

What to Do LAWN WEEDS: Control winter weeds in lawns before they appear. Preemergence herbicides must be applied at the right time to be effective. Apply when nighttime temperatures are 55°F–60°F for 4–5 days. Avoid "weed and feed" products. ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS: Fertilize plants that are not performing as desired. Controlled-release fertilizer provides nutrients over a longer period of time. LAWN FERTILIZATION: Early October is the last time to fertilize the lawn. Choose a fertilizer (not a "weed and feed") with little or no phosphorus unless a soil test indicates the need for it. A fertilizer with controlled-release nitrogen will give longer-lasting results. STRAWBERRIES: Prepare beds and set strawberry plants this month. Strawberries also make a colorful and tasty container planting. Either way, water daily until plants are established. WINTER LANDSCAPES: Plant evergreen hollies; their bright berries add color to the landscape when other plants have died back for the winter. Water well when planting and mulch to minimize weeds.





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hen it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, some recommendations are fairly simple, such as exercising regularly and eating right. Many people, however, don’t know how much exercise they should get or which foods are the best choices. They also may not realize there are other ways to take care of their bodies and minds to promote better overall health. Start on the path to healthier living with these tips from the wellness experts at Walgreens.

Exercise regularly. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity at least five days a week, and that’s because an active lifestyle can help you achieve far more than 16 LUTZ MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2017 • To advertise call 813.501.4894

muscle mass or weight loss. Regular exercise can also contribute to mental well-being, and even something as simple as a walking break or two at work can provide health benefits.

Eat well. The keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of calories for your activity level and eating a wide range of foods to ensure that you’re receiving all the nutrients your body needs. By prioritizing great taste and ingredient guidelines, such as minimizing hydrogenated oils, trans fats and artificial ingredients, Walgreens Nice! products help take the guesswork out of making healthier choices. In an effort to simplify healthy living, the line’s packaging, products and ingredient standards were updated, and offerings now include organic and gluten-free options in addition to traditional baking goods and other general grocery items.

Get enough sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being, and can help improve your mental health, physical health and quality of life. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours per night for adults and 9-11 hours for school-aged children. If you find sleep elusive, try implementing a bedtime routine to send signals to your body that it’s time to sleep, avoid screen time immediately before lights out and eliminate caffeine after lunch.

Manage stress. Between juggling a career, family and other commitments, it’s easy to find things to stress over. Practices such as meditation and yoga can help better manage stress. Setting aside time for a favorite hobby can also help relieve stress and focus on an activity you enjoy. Aside from mental and emotional impacts, stress can also impact your physical health, so it’s important to identify coping mechanisms that reduce overall stress.

Be social. Making time to socialize with friends and family is an important part of living a long and healthy life. Even if your schedule is packed, try to block out time at least once a week to spend with family and friends.

Break bad habits. Whatever their nature, work to break bad habits by first acknowledging the problem then working to replace the negativity with alternatives that make a more positive impact on your life. Even a negative attitude can bring you down. To discover more ways to make healthy lifestyle choices, visit walgreens.com/nice.

MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES Maintaining a healthy diet can be easier than you think if you make your eating habits a priority and know how to make smart food choices. For the best results, choose foods from all five major food groups with help from these tips:

Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and contain necessary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Rather than serving fruits with cream cheese or sugary sauces, opt for nut butters or Nice! organic honey, and toss raw, steamed, boiled or baked vegetables in olive oil, salt and pepper instead of buttery sauces.

Protein Select low-fat, lean cuts of meat and season them with herbs, spices and low-sodium marinades. Baking, broiling, grilling and roasting are the healthiest preparation methods. Try swapping ground beef for a lean or extra-lean cut, or opt for ground chicken or turkey instead. Non-meat protein options such as dry beans, peas and lentils can even be swapped for meat in recipes such as lasagna or chili.

Dairy Choose skim or non-dairy milk, like soy, rice or almond milk, and use low-fat or part-skim cheeses in recipes. Nonfat or Greek yogurt can replace sour cream in many recipes and

options like sherbet and soft-serve frozen yogurt are lower in fat than ice cream.

Grains Choose products that list whole grains as the first ingredient, as they are low in fat and high in fiber. Some easy swaps include whole-grain flour, pasta and rice, as well as bypassing doughnuts and pastries for English muffins or bagels and opting for unsalted pretzels instead of potato chips. Add some variety with tasty organic items such as Nice! flavored popcorns and tortilla chips.

Fats, oils and sweets Too many high-fat foods can add excess calories to your diet, which can lead to weight gain and obesity, or increase your risk for certain health issues. However, a small amount of heart-healthy fat is actually good for you. When it comes to sweets, fig bars and gingersnaps make for healthy alternatives to cookies. Also beware of calorie-laden condiments and opt for nonfat and light mayonnaise and salad dressings instead.

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Absolutely Halloween Party Games 2017 From: www.holidayinsights.com

Party games are a very important part of a successful Halloween party. Here are lots of ideas for games for every age group. For a successful party, plan on three or four games (or more).

The Name Game

Here's a party game that is fun for any party. Use it at the start of a party to "warm up" the guests, and allow them to mingle and get to know one another. Age Group: Kids, teens and adults enjoy playing. All you need is: 3x 5 cards Marking Pen (medium or wide point) Safety Pins Before the party, print neatly the name of a person or character associated with Halloween onto a 3x5 card. You can use any names associated with Halloween. Try Freddie Kruger, Buffy the Vampires Slayer, Frankenstein, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Use a different name on each card. Make up enough cards for more than each person invited to the party, especially for kids. This can be such a fun game, that party participants often want to play it more than once. Upon arriving, use a safety pin to put one card on each guests' back. Do not tell them who is on the card. Game Objective: To guess who "you" are, the name on your back. Rules: You can ask only one question of a guest, before moving to another guest to ask a question. Only "Yes" and "No" answers can be given. Laughing, facial expressions, etc. are certainly allowed. Look for questions which will quickly narrow the quest such as: Am I a male (or female)? Am I a real person (versus fictional character)? If a guest guesses too quickly, give them another name tag.

Ghost-Centration Game Ghost Centration is played like the Tv game show "Concentration". It's a matching game

Age Group: Kids and teens like this game... Object of Game: To guess pairs of hidden objects. Preparation: Take twelve post-it notes. Using a crayon or marker, number each post-it note from one to twelve on the front, non-sticky side. On the other side, put on two cards each the words: Ghost, Pumpkin, Witches, Goblins, Treats and Scarecrows. Important: Make sure each pair not in numerical order. You can make up any other pairs of names you want. For example, try Frankenstein, Vampires, or Freddie Kruger. Put the post-its on a wall in three rows in numerical order. Playing the Game: Each player takes a turn asking for two numbers to be turned over. If there is a match, the player wins a piece of candy. The play goes on to the next player whether or not a match is made. Tip: For older "kids", use more than twelve post-it notes.

Scary Tales Game

Teens take pleasure in scaring each other, and being scared. The scarier, the better. Age Group: Teens Object of Game: Tell a chilling tale or two. Preparation: None Playing the Game: Sit around in a circle in a darkened

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room, with a flashlight in the middle of the circle. We do not recommend candles, as it can be dangerous with the kids. One player starts the game by saying "Once there was......" and makes one or two sentences. It should relate to and build upon what was previously said. The next person to the right then adds to the story a couple of sentences. Go around the room at least once. Try to make the stories scary or gross. Tips and Ideas, start with: Once there was an old man walking through the graveyard....... Once there was an old lady who look so much like a witch......... In the dark shadow of the tombstone................. Once there was an eerie sound that was like...........

Pumpkin Bocce Game Play this game indoors or out, for a whole lot of party fun.

Age Group: Kids through adults Object of Game: Roll a pumpkin closest to the big pumpkin. Preparation: Carve out a large pumpkin. Buy several miniature or round sugar pumpkins. Playing the Game: This game can be played indoors, or out. Outdoors, gives you much more room. Place the big, carved out pumpkin several feet away. Give each player a small pumpkin. Each player rolls (No tossing or throwing) their pumpkin and tries to be the closest to the big pumpkin. The player closest wins a prize or piece of candy. Play as many times as you want. (Or until you run out of prizes.)

Pumpkin Ring Toss Game

This game takes a little skill. Place the pumpkin father away for older age groups. But, it is fun to play. Age Group: Kids through teens. Object of Game: To toss a ring around a pumpkin. Preparation: Carve out one to three pumpkins. Buy or make three or four rings about twice as big around as the pumpkins. If you don't know what to use, try an extra piece of leftover electrical cable and tape together with duct tape. (Scouts use this as a "Reduce, re-use and re-cycle" project) Playing the Game: Measure back several feet, depending on age group. Give the rings to the player. A piece of candy (or two) is awarded for ringing the pumpkin. Award one piece of candy for a partial ring, and two if the ring is completely around.

Pumpkin Penny Pitch Game

Penny pitch games are always a hit at kid’s parties. Age Group: Kids to pre-teens. Object of Game: To pitch a penny into a pumpkin. Preparation: 1. Method #1: Carve out a pumpkin (or two, or three) and line the inside with plastic or aluminum foil. 2. Make the top opening big.

3. Method: #2: Use several small plastic pumpkins (Less messy) Playing the Game: 1. Place the pumpkins a couple feet away. 2. Give each player ten to twenty pennies. 3. Every time a penny goes into the pumpkin, a piece of candy is won.

Pumpkin Bowling Game

Every kid loves to knock things over. That makes Pumpkin Bowling really popular. Age Group: Kids up to pre-teens Object of Game: Knock over the bowling pins. Make a strike or a spare. Preparation: 1. Select several small pumpkins about four to six inches in diameter. You need extras in case a few split or break. 2. Remove the stem. 3. Place plastic (children's set) of bowling pins several feet away on the lawn or floor of the room. 4. A great alternative to bowling pins are plastic liter bottles. Let the kids decorate them with Halloween objects before the game. Playing the Game: 1. Measure off several feet. 2. Give each child two tries to knock down the pins. 3. A strike is worth two pieces of candy. 4. A spare is worth one piece of candy.

Pumpkin Golf Game

It's indoor putting, and the target is a pumpkin. Age Group: Kids and Adults find this game a lot of fun. Object of Game: Hit the golf ball into a pumpkin.

Preparation: 1. Carve out a pumpkin. Make the mouth extra-large. 2. Build a cardboard ramp about one to two feet wide from the ground to the bottom of the pumpkin's mouth. 3. You will probably need some support under the cardboard. 4. Use masking tape to tape the ramp to the floor for stability. 5. Mark a starting point a few feet from the start of the ramp. For older kids and adults, make it farther away. Playing the Game: 1. Each player gets to use a putter to hit a golf ball three times. 2. Each time the ball goes into the pumpkin, the player wins a piece of candy.

Tic Tac Ghost Game

Use the Toss Across game and play tic tac toe for prizes. Age Group: Kids to pre-teens. Object of Game: Get three O's or X's. Preparation: Use a "Toss Across “game. Tape pieces of candy or small prizes on some of the O's and X's. You can use a paper note stating the prize. Sometimes the prizes are too big to put on the game. Playing the Game: Each player gets five or six bean bags. Toss the bean bags at the game. There are two ways to win. Win a prize by getting three O's or X's. If the player turns over a prize, they win that prize.

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easons. Season can be defined as "a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature". Just as we have seasons in our lives, we have seasons in fashion too. Depending on the season of life we are in, there is a direct correlation with the way we dress. In fashion, there are four seasons: Spring/ Summer, Fall/Winter, Resort and PreFall. The two major seasons, however,

are Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Spring/Summer starts in January and runs until June and Fall/Winter runs from July to December. Stores are already receiving fall merchandise when it's still summer heat and hotter than heck here in Florida. This is a tactic used to maximize sales. Fashion trends are typically forecasted a year in advance so companies are already hard at work on constructing

"As long as I feel good, that's what's important."

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new trends in the colors of the year long before the weather ever changes. If you follow fashion you will dress the part during the season. Spring and summer calls for bright and colorful articles of clothing. Shorts, tank tops, maxi dresses and flip flops are staples. Whereas, fall calls for darker, more neutral colors such as black, gray and brown worn with booties or boots. Layers come into play in the cooler months such as scarves and a vest or bomber jacket over a long sleeve shirt. In life, we go through many seasons. Seasons of happiness and seasons of sadness, seasons of busyness and seasons of rest, seasons of victory and seasons of fear. No matter what season we are in, if we still look our best and put our best foot forward, we will survive any storm. Just as things in our life change, if we are women who continually pursue growth and learning, our personalities, our views, our friends & our fashion sense change along with us. With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes less vanity. It took me a long time to get to the point where I've learned that my life is not to impress others and therefore I've became less vein. As long as I feel good, that's what's important. My style has reflected that and now I dress for comfort. Back in the day, I would never leave the house without heels because I wanted to appear taller and skinnier. Now, I rarely ever leave the house in anything other than flats. And my feet are definitely thanking me for it! Our mood determines a lot about how we dress. We all have a certain "style" of dress such as "boho", "trendy" or "conservative". No matter what the season is if I'm having a "down day" you will find me in a tank top and pair of Lululemon leggings, hair in a bun with only blush & lip gloss on. When people are sad or unhappy they tend to care about their appearance less. They usually dress frumpier, typically in darker colors. I rarely ever wear black. It doesn't make me feel as joyful and happy as color does. Color always brightens up the day! Over the years and through the seasons people's style change. Much of this is due to body changes such as

losing or gaining weight or just getting older and dressing more modest. Hopefully none of my readers have clothes from the 80's in their closet still?? If so, that season is longgggg gone. Do yourself a favor and update your wardrobe with current, in style trends. This is totally attainable without breaking the budget and it's amazing how new clothes can completely lift your mood. If you can afford it, hire a stylist to come into your home and do a "closet makeover" and then go shopping with you so you can learn what styles and colors look good for your body type.

"Dress to impress YOU because that's who truly matters." Every season I typically purchase a few new shirts, shoes and jeans that follow the trend of that season and then use items already in my closest from previous seasons to mix and match and layer with. Of course, owing a jewelry business definitely keeps me on top of all the latest jewelry and accessory trends! If you didn’t read my article from last month, tassels will be the hottest jewelry trend this fall, followed by feathers. Since I'm in the fashion industry I'm always looking forward to the next season to see what colors and trends will be hot. Right now I'm in a season of comfort, clothing-wise, and self discovery, life-wise. Just like seasons in weather, the season of life we're in will determine our fashion look. How we feel directly relates to how we present our self every time we leave our house. Our mood of the day determines how we decide to dress each morning as we stand in our closet, staring, thinking "what do I feel like wearing today?". Different seasons our placed in our life to test us and challenge us. Some days I feel fab and the way I look put together and go out into the world will reflect that. Other days I feel not-so-fab which is when you’ll see me in workout pants (even though I don’t work out!) and one of my HOT MESS EXPRESS tanks! Whatever season you are in, don’t dress to impress others. Make sure you are comfortable in what you’re wearing so you can put your best foot forward and seize the day. Adding accessories to any outfit will automatically make you look more put together. Dress to impress YOU because that's who truly matters. Fashion isn't about being like everyone else, it is about be fabulously, confidently YOU. What are you waiting on? Go get dressed and leave your house EVERY day knowing you're making the world a brighter, happier place. Spread light and love. xoxo Rachel Rachel Ward is a multi-passionate mompreneur who owns a jewelry distribution company and an inspirational t-shirt line. She’s been in fashion for 20+ years and loves empowering women to be the best version of themselves. You can join her “tribe” by searching “Gemara’s Gems & Rachel Gemara” on FB and clicking “join group”. Her jewelry can be found locally at Mainstream Boutique & Tate & Tilly. As a bonus, one of her BFF’s is local stylist Wendi Braswell so visit her at www.wendibraswell.com for all of your styling needs.

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he Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) is a 32-yearold organization that focuses on assisting its members (over 400 business representatives) grow their businesses through weekly networking events and by providing a vast array of business development tools (member benefits). While CABA’s origins began in Northwest Hillsborough County, CABA has become a regional organization with its signature special event, the Taste of Carrollwood; its annual CABA Golf Classic, and a far reaching media relations and social media presence. As Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” In 1985, a small group of about 16 committed citizens and business owners in the Carrollwood area came together to address a “growing” problem— specifically, Tampa was “growing” faster than its roads could accommodate. Accordingly, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had embarked on a number of roadway expansion

projects to include the widening of North Dale Mabry Highway from two to four lanes. A few years earlier, business owners had been hurt by the widening of Waters Avenue; in some cases, businesses closed due to the lack of ingress and egress caused by the road construction on Waters. Convened by John Baumann, CPA, the group of Carrollwood business owners organized to communicate with a unified voice to FDOT, and the widening of North Dale Mabry Highway became one of the first major road construction projects in Florida to be completed at night: when businesses were closed. While this successful business advocacy initiative could have been the end of the CABA story, it was only the beginning. Months after the widening of Tampa’s Northwest corridor, Dale Mabry’s businesses were growing not only because of better roads but also due to the number of business to business (B2B) referrals that were being passed among the members of the advocacy group. Baumann and the other founding

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members of the organization decided to form the Carrollwood Area Business Association: a business networking group that adopted the slogan, “We helped ourselves by helping others.” 32 years later, CABA members continue to grow their businesses by helping each other and by assisting the greater community. “Our focus for 2017 – 2018 is to take CABA into the community; in fact, we have introduced the concept that CABA also means Community and Business Aligned,” said CABA’s President Diane Stoddart, LTC Financial Solutions. She added that CABA remains focused on business-to business (B2B) development, but she is encouraging the CABA Board of Directors to provide more opportunities for CABA members to reach out into the community as CABA itself further develops its business-to-community (B2C) capacity. Every member who joins CABA is provided with a vast array of member benefits to include the creation of their own, on-line profile on CABA’s search engine optimized Web site: usecaba.com, which is now developing a marketplace

feature where CABA members will promote their businesses directly to the public: shop-tampa-bay.com. Ongoing training and technical assistance is provided to CABA members who want to increase search engine traffic to their own web sites and promote their products and services through the CABA business directory, the news media, social media, and special events such as CABA’s annual Taste of Carrollwood and the CABA Golf Classic. While CABA is an organization whose members include businesses large and small, CABA has over 40 local restaurants and many local golf courses on its roster. Accordingly, two of CABA’s annual events focus on food and golf. On November 3, 2017, CABA will be holding its annual Golf Classic at Westchase Golf Club, where a number of CABA members are “Title Sponsors” who ensure that golfers enjoy the optimal tournament experience while CABA focuses on raising funds for one of its many CABA member non-profits. From among 15 non-profit members, CABA selects one to receive a portion of the golf tournament proceeds annually. Title Sponsors for November’s tournament include Hancock Injury Attorneys, the Community Food Pantry of Northdale-Carrollwood; Great Clips; The LaVoy Team; and Jaffe Tilchin.

Last year’s selected non-profit was Operation Helping Hand for whom CABA raised over $6,000, and this year’s designated non-profit is Northdale Lutheran Church and School. For more information about the upcoming CABA Golf Classic, or if you would like to become a sponsor or register a 4-some; visit :http://www.usecaba.com/events/ details/caba-2017-annual-classic-golftournament-westchase-golf-club-784481. This Spring, CABA will be hosting its fifth annual Taste of Carrollwood, a free to the public event where over 30 CABA member restaurants and 50+ CABA member businesses provide a fun, family atmosphere in an expo environment. Last year’s event was presented by Publix and hosted at George M. Steinbrenner Field where over 5000 members of the Greater Tampa community attended. Whether tasting food, running the bases, or competing in a scavenger hunt where visitors learned more about CABA’s many business vendors; CABA made a lasting impression with the help of media sponsors, Telemundo and Beasley Radio. With a vision of “Community and Business Aligned,” President Diane Stoddart has created a Community Relations Committee headed by Director Jennifer Jenkins, Advocare Independent Distributor who has shared that her Committee is planning an exciting series

of events that focus on bringing CABA into the community. “Last year’s CABA Holiday Tree Lighting, a collaborative between Elmcroft Senior Living, local schools, and the Jimmie Keel Public Library was a huge success, so we are planning more collaborative events where we will be working closely with the Northdale Civic Association, Hillsborough County Public Schools, and the OWLS: Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors,” said Jenkins who added that their goal is consistent with the founders’ slogan, “We help ourselves by helping others.” A "Trunk-or-Treat" for children and families is scheduled at Gaither High School, October 30 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. As a 32-year-old organization, CABA never forgets its past or its founders who have been enshrined in CABA’s Hall of Fame, housed in the “CABA Room” at Carrollwood’s Brunchies Restaurant: one of CABA’s many success stories that attributes its ongoing success to a group of concerned citizens who came together in 1985. To learn more about the Carrollwood Area Business Association, “The Best Business Address in Tampa Bay,” visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/USECABA/ or to become a member, visit our website at http://www.usecaba. com/member/newmemberapp/.

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CONCERTS October large Venue USF Wind Ensemble: Symphonic Metamorphosis USF Concert Hall Tampa, FL Sun, 10/01/17, 2:00 PM

Scorpions with Special Guest Megadeth Amalie Arena Tampa, FL Sun, 10/15/17, 7:00 PM

LOCAL VENUES Steppin' Stones W/ Daniel Heitz Band, Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/01/17, 5:00 Clean Bandit - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Tue, 10/03/17, 7:00 PM VNV Nation w/Ivardensphere - Orpheum - Tampa, FL, Tue, 10/03/17, 7:00 PM

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour 4.8 out of 5 stars (5674) Details: Bruno Mars, Jorja Smith Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL Thu, 10/19/17, 8:00 PM

Hollywood Undead w/Butcher Babies - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Thu, 10/05/17, 6:00 Bill Burr - The Mahaffey Theater - St Petersburg, FL Fri, 10/06/17, 10:00 PM Boyce Avenue - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, Sat, 10/07/17, 6:30 PM Showbiz Kids - the Music of Steely Dan, Skippers Smokehouse, Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/08/17, 5:00 Judah & the Lion - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Wed, 10/11/17, 7:00 PM

Jack Johnson w/Bahamas

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL Wed, 10/04/17, 7:30 PM

Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 - With Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Amalie Arena Tampa, FL Fri, 10/20/17, 7:30 PM

Come Back Alice Does Led Zeppelin Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Fri, 10/13/17, 8:00 Zakk Sabbath - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Fri, 10/13/17, 8:00 PM Stardust Memories W/ Talk To Mark and Donna Lu - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sat, 10/14/17, 8:00 PM The Devil Wears Prada - No Sun / No Moon Tour - Orpheum - Tampa, FL, 10/15/17, 6:00 PM

Florida Georgia Line: Smooth Tour w/Nelly, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL Fri, 10/13/17, 7:00 PM

Insane Clown Posse - State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL, Tue, 10/17/17, 6:00 PM

Santana The Transmogrify Tour Amalie Arena October 27th – 8pm

Superjoint w/ DevilDriver - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Thu, 10/19/17, 5:00 PM Tommy Castro and Samantha Fish Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Fri, 10/20/17, 8:00 Puddle of Mudd - Mason's Live Lakeland, FL, Sat, 10/21/17, 2:00 PM The Red Elvises W/ the Steady 45s Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sat, 10/21/17, 8:00 The Battle of the Jimmy's - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/22/17, 5:00

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Florida Medical: New Ophthalmology Office


s the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul – and beyond that, being in good optical health significantly increases the quality of one's everyday life. If you have struggled with issues concerning your eyes or vision in the past, you understand how important it is to receive quality care from a doctor you can trust. The eyes are sensitive organs, and should be handled delicately; so, finding a respected and reliable Ophthalmologist is essential. Luckily for the members of the Lutz and Land O' Lakes communities, Florida Medical Clinic recently opened a center for Ophthalmology in Land O' Lakes. Having first opened its Department of Ophthalmology in Zephyrhills in 1996. Now, after several years of performing outreaches in the Land O' Lakes area with different Optometric practices, Dr. Thomas Pusateri along with the rest of Florida Eye Center’s physicians and staff have opened a full service Ophthalmology clinic to better serve our area. Although the opening of the Optical Center has been slightly delayed due to complications from the recent hurricane, the clinic is expected to be fully up and running in the next few weeks. Dr. Pusateri was born in Chicago, but has called Florida his home since graduating from high school. He attended the University of South Florida, and in his career as an Ophthalmologist has received the "Best Doctors of Tampa Bay" award from Tampa Bay Metro. He is joined at the new location by Drs. Mark L. Arey, Leonard Cortelli, Jr., and Allen Pusateri as well. Florida Medical Clinic's Ophthalmology

Department offers consultative services for cataract evaluation or surgery, diabetes evaluations, macular degeneration, glaucoma, corneal diseases, astigmatism, near or farsightedness, and eyelid diseases, as well as providing general eye tests. The Optical Centers provide eyeglass and contact lens services, so whatever the cause of your vision issues may be, the experts at Florida Medical Clinic will be able to diagnose and advice on the best treatment plan. The team of Ophthalmologists is dedicated to helping you identify and treat your symptoms, and work with you to evaluate your concerns and find a plan that works for you. Each patient is treated as an individual, and care is administered based on that concept. Any decisions reached by you and your doctor will be added to a digital medical record as well, which can be easily accessed at any of the locations. Appointments and medical records can also be requested online, through Florida Medical Clinic's website, or over the phone. So if you've been having issues but haven't made the decision to see a professional, or are familiar with your optical needs and are looking for a new doctor, now is the perfect time to look into Florida Medical Clinic's Ophthalmology Department. Having been voted "Best In Pasco County" by the Tampa Tribune, you can rest assured your eyes will be in good hands! Address: 2100 Via Bella Blvd Land O Lakes, Florida 34639, Suite 105 Phone: 813-972-4444

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he Community Food Pantry strives to end the physical and emotional hunger of families in a dignified manner. The CFP takes a comprehensive approach to serving clients that not only alleviates hunger but also provides support services such as health screenings, veterans assistance, and nutritional education for the whole person. In 2008, the members of Village Presbyterian Church began stocking a small closet with a few non-perishable food items to give to those requesting help with groceries. By 2009, the small closet was no longer able to meet the needs of the growing number of families seeking assistance. The members of

Village Presbyterian Church transformed half of the church office building into the Community Food Pantry. The Community Food Pantry helped feed over 21,000 of your friends and neighbors in 2016. Each year parents who have trouble making ends meet, seniors on fixed incomes deciding between medicine and groceries, individuals who have lost a job or are underemployed. Over 5,500 local families visited the pantry to receive groceries, a gracious welcome and emotional support as well as blood pressure screenings and information on social services. They anticipate providing groceries to 30,000 people in 2017, a third of whom are children.

Who Can Receive Food: Those seeking food assistance within the community are welcome to come during operating hours. Their community is bounded by County Line Rd to the north, Sligh Ave to the south, Racetrack Rd to the west and Nebraska Ave to the east. This includes parts of the following neighborhoods that fall within those boundaries: Greater Carrollwood, Northdale, Citrus Park, Keystone, Cheval, Lake Magdalene, Westchase, Egypt Lake, Forest Hills, and Town‘N’Country. Those living in Lutz and Odessa (either in Hillsborough or Pasco counties) are included in the service area. Live outside the service

area? If you live outside our service area, please visit Feeding Tampa Bay to find a food pantry near you. What to Bring: A driver's license or a photo ID and a water/utility bill or property tax statement to confirm residence. A driver's license or photo ID for each adult family member and/or child over 18. A birth certificate and/or report card for each school-age child under the age of 18. When to Come: Sundays: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Wednesdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Please do not arrive for services of the pantry more than 30 minutes prior to opening.


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id you know more that 70% of U.S. adults are considered overweight or obese, making obesity the biggest health concern of our times. The Medical staff at Medi-Weightloss Clinic in Lutz know that losing weight is one of the most difficult things you can do. But with their physicians, dietitian, nurses, research personnel and medical staff, they have developed a program that is “The One That Works!” Medi-Weightloss Clinic in Lutz has been serving the community since 2006 and has helped patients lose over 45,000 pounds. The average patient loses 6.4 pounds the first week and 14 pounds the first month. Come Celebrate your success with Medi-Weightloss Clinic in Lutz. We are “The One That Works!” WHAT IS THE MEDI-WEIGHTLOSS CLINIC DIFFERENCE? Medi-Weightloss Clinic is blazing a trail with their unique approach to weight loss. Through a physician-supervised program, Medi-Weightloss Clinics combine FDA approved appetite suppressants, dietary supplements, injections, and vitamins, with nutritionally guided meal planning and exercise counseling. Research is at the core of Medi-Weightloss Clinic and constant, on-going dedication to a medically-based approach keeps them at the forefront of weight loss breakthroughs. “The latest weight loss re-

search suggests that weight loss is not about an isolated person deciding to cut calories,” says Dr. Weitzman. “If we want to overcome the U.S epidemic of obesity, as well as the associated health problems, we have to understand broader concepts like wellness and accountability. Most people won’t do this on their own. They need training and ongoing support.” The Medi-Weightloss Clinic program is designed by experts for each individual patient in every area of health and wellness. With a proven plan in place, patients are encouraged and given the direction they need in order to reach their goal weight and transition to a healthier lifestyle. READ WHAT OUR LUTZ PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US. Emilee states; “Before Medi-Weightloss Clinic, I tried several different weight loss programs and none seemed to efficiently work, until now. Medi was extremely easy to follow and has been working so well. The best part about the program is that I do not feel tired through the day. I would recommend Medi to anyone.” Erin turned to Medi-Weightloss Clinic for help. “At first I was reluctant, thinking I would fail as I had in other plans,” Erin remembers. “Medi-Weightloss Clinic was different. I liked that it is medically supervised, and they worked with me on a weekly basis so it was easy to stick

to the plan” Erin has kept over 100 pounds off for over 3 years. Holly says, “One of my favorite quotes is”, “Just know when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it, no matter how bad the situation may get”- by unknown. Medi @ Lutz/Wesley Chapel has allowed me to achieve success not only in my weight loss, but a healthy lifestyle they help create for me. Going through any weight loss process is hard. There are so many bumps along the road, but with determination and constant encouragement from the staff, I was able to achieve my goals!” “My wife’s friend told her about Medi-Weightloss Clinic,” says Joe, Director of Operations for Boston Market. After several failed attempts at other diets, I had little hope that this one would work. Boy was I wrong. I lost 13 pounds the first week! This kept me motivated to keep trying, and week after week, I kept losing more weight. In just 5 months I reached my goal of 80 pounds lost. I feel great. I could not have achieved this goal if it wasn’t for the motivation and support I received and still receive from the staff at Medi-Weightloss Clinic.

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Fundraiser 'Shower" for Sunrise of Pasco Lutz Civic Center October 5th – 10 am www.tampabay.com


In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the GFWC LutzLand O'Lakes Woman's Club will host this fundraising event for Sunrise of Pasco, a domestic and sexual violence shelter. The event includes bunco games with prizes, followed by a speaker from Sunrise, an lunch. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the shelter. Price:$15, or $10 and a donation of items for the shelter.

Straz Center Totally '80s Open House Party!

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper Straz Center – Carol Morsani Hall October 19th – 7:30 pm www.strazcenter.org/Events

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist returns for another out-of-this-world experience in the funny, thoughtful, highly informed and always entertaining world of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Improv Tampa October 20th – 22nd – check website for times www.improvtampa.com/ShowDetails/

Straz Center October 8th – 1-4 pm www.strazcenter.org/Events/

Feather your hair, grab your legwarmers and get to the Straz Center for our 30th anniversarythemed Totally '80s Open House Party full of free activities for the kids, performances, food and drink specials, tours and hands-on fun for the whole family. Featuring beers from Rock Brothers Brewing and live bands cranking great '80s hits.

Arn PJ Masks Live: Time to be a Hero Straz Center – Carol Morsani Hall October 28th – 5 pm www.strazcenter.org

It’s time to be a hero! PJ Masks LIVE! is a super-heroic, brand-new live show featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gecko leaping, flipping and climbing as they try to save the day from sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. Can they do it? Leaping lizards, fluttering feathers — this could be a CAT-tastrophe or it could be the coolest thing PJ Masks fans have ever seen. With your favorite music plus brand new songs you’ve never heard before, this live action version of the crazy popular TV show puts kids in the superhero spotlight.

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Straz Center - Shimberg Playhouse October 5th – October 22nd www.strazcenter.org/Events/

To those in the know Arnez J. is quickly emerging as one of the hottest, most talked about comedic artists in the game. His raw energy, talent and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on BET’s longest-running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.

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Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff” are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley

Amalie Arena October 7th – 8pm http://www.amaliearena.com/events/

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, Chris Tucker will make a stop at AMALIE Arena in Tampa with special guest D.L. Hughley. Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. He became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring alongside Ice Cube.

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The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, the Naked Magician’s (Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne) saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves, and great magicians don't need pants.

Maria Bamford stars in the semiautobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design.

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Lutz Community Center 98 1st Avenue NW Lutz, FL 33548

The Lutz Community Center, also known as the Lutz Civic Center is run by Hillsborough County and is staffed only during classes. There are plans in place to add numerous new classes and events, including "music in the park". As Lutz grows the Community Center will be an integral part of the community.


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• Walking distance to the Carolyn Meeker Dog Park • Walking distance to the Lutz Library • Walking distance to the Lutz Senior Center • Walking distance to the Lutz Memorial Park

Only staffed during classes Outside areas: Sunrise to Sunset CONTACT (813) 264-3819

Current Class Schedule Mondays Painting Class

Description: This is a self-taught class. Any interested painters are welcome. Age group: Adults Time: 9 a.m. to noon Cost: Free

Tuesdays Little Women of Lutz

Description: The extension of the Land O Lakes Women’s Club. These young ladies are the bright helping hand of the present and the future. Age group: 12 and up When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free

Line Dancing

Description: Learn how to line dance Age group: Adult Begins: Jan. 10 Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free

Baton Class

Description: Learn the art of baton twirling Teaches confidence and self-discipline Age group: Adult Begins: Jan. 10 Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Cost: Free

Exercise Class

Description: Engage in social activity while exercising to build strength, and increase flexibility and range of motion Age group: Adult Begins: Jan. 10 Time: 12:30 to 1 p.m. Cost: Free

Wednesdays Orange Blossom Gardeners

Description: Master Gardeners and novice gardeners share knowledge and teach each other the art of making healthy, beautiful, and edible gardens Age group: Adult

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When: 1st Wednesday Time: 9 a.m. to Noon Cost: Free

Tri County Wood Turners

Description: If you enjoy working with wood, this group is for you Age group: Adult When: 1st Wednesday Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free

Thursdays Land O Lakes Women’s Club

Description: This wonderful group joins together to help those in need. All are welcome to attend. Age group: Adult When: 2nd Thursday Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon Cost: Free




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True Spirituality isn't about Finding Answers...It's about Not Needing Them

By Roni Sloman


became a Christian at the age of 15; a transformation that you never would have expected had you known me as a child. I remember standing in religion class with my little finger in the air telling the Priest that people just needed something to believe but that didn’t make it true. And then the shift…I won’t go into the details, mostly because I don’t understand them myself. But on December 31st 1993 something changed and all of a sudden the idea of a God made all the sense in the world. I remember saying to him “I’m gunna give this thing a shot, but if you don’t show up, then neither will I.” It’s 15 years later and I can tell you, he showed up. The problem with my search was that I was looking for answers, to understand God, to be able to answer questions clearly about him and myself. I thought if I couldn’t answer these questions I wouldn’t be taken seriously by those who didn’t believe…and I was sometimes right. I ended up in full time ministry in South Tampa working in outreach. The nature of outreach, oversimplified, is to try to compel people to believe.

Because of our innate desire to believe in something larger than ourselves, our desperation for a divine love, and our confusion about how to navigate this life, compelling people isn’t always difficult. My faith was and is everything to me. And then came the depression. The scripture that had comforted me read like cheesy slogans, the ritual felt empty, and the ceiling no longer spoke back when I prayed. Any answers I thought I had felt like they disintegrated in my hand as if my understanding of this world sifted one grain at a time through my grasping fingers. The funny thing about the bottom of a barrel is that you have nothing to lose, the bottom of the barrel is a hard but sturdy surface, and in the darkness of that depth the tiniest light can be blinding when you finally look right at it. The practice of meditation took me into the darkness of my eyelids, a place that eerily resembled my barrel. Meditation asked me “Can you just sit here in the darkness and not wish you were anywhere else? Can you imagine for even a moment that the vastness isn’t suffocating, but freeing?

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Can you remember when everything felt new?”. As I practiced meditating, and watched that transform me into a more conscious way of existing I realized the hole in my theory of spirituality. Truly knowing God isn’t about knowing the answers. It’s about not needing answers. Who am I? I don’t know! Where am I going? I don’t know! Does everything

happen for a reason? I don’t know! And guess what? That's OK! I cannot tell you how freeing it is to stop searching for answers that will never fully come. I began to notice that those who needed answers, who clung to their answers fiercely, and that demanded others agree with them where not living the kind of life I wanted to live, loving the way I wanted to love, and where not, in fact could not, approach others with the level of compassion I wanted to have. Because when we become too attached to anything, even the good things, we become slaves to it. Our culture is answers and results driven. Our idea of success hinges on our ability to grasp ideas and concepts. And there is a place for that kind of intellectual joy. But I’m asking you to consider living very differently. Stop caring about the where or why, the who or when. Because you’ll never really know. If you think back on your life it is littered with things you thought you knew and now see very differently. So don’t seek answers, let them wash over you like waves, allowing them to change and expand as you do. The bottom of the barrel is a scary place, an

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answerless place. And, as it is with all of the beautiful things, as soon as you don’t need it…it comes. Meditation:
Practice this idea by sitting in meditation alone. Beginning with your breath, grounding your body to the earth and lengthening up through your spine. Become aware what every muscle and bone is doing to create this shape. Watch yourself breath until you can feel the tingle of aliveness in your skin, aware of the tiniest sensations of being you. Then imagine the stillness of your mind like a body of water that is so still it looks like glass. When you are ready to ask yourself a question imagine that you are picking up a pebble. As you drop this pebble into the water that is your mind ask yourself “Who am I?” then watch the ripples spread across your mind, resisting any temptation to answer the question. When the water is perfectly still again pick up your pebble once more. Do this as many times as you like until you find yourself able to ask and be completely unattached to the answer.

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Demographics Median resident age | 42 Median Household income | $95,000 Median home price | $265,000 Owner Occupied HH | 73.7% Bachelors Degree | 43.5% Completed High School | 90.7% Graduate Degree | 16.2% White Collar | 70% Blue Collar | 30%

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EVENTS/HAPPENINGS Lutz Magazine covers what’s going on not only in Lutz, but in the whole Bay area. SCHOOLS & LIBRARY The people of Lutz are focused on education, schools, tutoring services, preschools and other educational services. HEALTH & RECREATION Recreation, cooking, pets, fitness, medicine, etc. are a big part of Lutz Magazine. BEAUTY & FASHION Seasonal trends, hot new looks and tips and tricks! DINING & TRAVEL Local restaurant reviews, adventures abroad and day trips PEOPLE & BUSINESS SPOTS Read about movers & shakers and businesses that make Lutz buzz! That includes you! ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT From community development to new roads to shopping, parks and the politics of growth.

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