Lutz Magazine FEBRUARY, 2018
Valentine's Day Love, Love, Love FEATURE:
Chinese New Year INSIDE
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LIFE | COMMUNITY | STYLE | HOME
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Contents Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINE-----10 THE STATE FAIR-----------------------------14 OLYMPIC GOLD HOPEFULS------------16 CHINESE NEW YEAR----------------------22 WHAT IS PHYSICAL REALITY-----------33
COLUMNS HEALTH Forget Your Resolutions--------------------28 LAWN & GARDEN February---------------------------------------13 RECIPE-----------------------------------------20 PETS--------------------------------------------30 SCHOOL NEWS-----------------------------32
Romeo: I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo. Valentine's Day
Lutz Calendar-----------------------------16-17 Tampa Bay Music/Concerts---------------24 Astrological Forecast-----------------------23 Tampa Bay Scene/Events------------------25
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Romeo: [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Juliet: 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for that name which is no part of thee Take all myself.
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Publisher ‘s Note It's been chilly! The State Fair is coming! Valentine's Day and The Olympics are right around the corner. The Renaissance Festival is almost here, along with much more to do around town. And 2018 is just kicking in. Anybody been sick recently? Ha, lol. If you haven't you are one of the lucky ones! We have a number of new business partners advertising with us this month, two of them on this page. Being a part of the Lutz community is really an honor and a priviledge. I hope that we are more than able to provide you with something in which you a able to find value, and in which you are able to find products and services for your life. Of all the things going on this month I'd like to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. Love someone all month...all year....your whole life! Regards,
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he Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road, invites painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and graphic artists to submit work for the upcoming show, “The Divine Collective.” The exhibit will be on display March 2 through April 3, 2018 to coincide with the Center’s presentation of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Artwork must contain a visionary perspective of life and spirituality, and must convey symbolic and emotional qualities that are unseen with the human eye. Examples are works by William Blake, Hieronymous Bosch, Alex Grey and Martina Hoffman. All work must be original pieces. The Gallery asks that artists do not display giclees of paintings and drawings; however, artists may offer prints as indicated on the gallery label. The show will be judged by a judge selected for their knowledge and professional experience in visionary art. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded at the reception on Friday, March 2 from 5 until 8 p.m. The fee to enter is $15 per entry. For more information about this opportunity, visit carrollwoodcenter.org or email Evie Zimmer at curator@ carrollwoodcenter.org.
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Group Valentine’s Day Wedding Ceremony
or the 10th year, the Pasco Clerk & Comptroller’s Office will facilitate a group Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony. The date: Wednesday, Feb. 14. Couples eager to tie the knot in an especially memorable fashion are invited to exchange vows in a group ceremony on the photogenic grounds of the Pasco County Historic Courthouse in Dade City. The Honorable Judge Kemba Lewis is scheduled to officiate. The popular annual event has witnessed the uniting of nearly 180 couples since the inaugural group celebration in 2009. Last year, 28 couples were united. The record – 36 simultaneous marriages – was set in 2015. “It is breathtaking to see this celebration of love and friendship on Valentine’s Day,” said Paula S. O’Neil, Ph.D., Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, “and we look forward to facilitating this ceremony again.” Couples may register for the Valentine’s Day Ceremony when applying for marriage licenses no later than Friday, Feb. 9. A certified marriage certificate will be mailed to participating couples the day after the ceremony, accompanied by the official certificate of marriage. Couples should arrive at the Pasco County Historic Courthouse by 1 p.m. Valentine’s Day with their marriage license and identification. For more information, contact the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office in New Port Richey at (727) 847-8086 or Dade City at (352) 521-4408, or visit www.pascoclerk.com.
Cheval Women's Club The Cheval Women’s Club, Inc. met January 9th, 2018 for the first event of the New Year. The members and guests enjoyed a social hour from 6-7Pm and the event was opened by Billie Byers, President. Announcements were made concerning the kind and generous acts made by some of our members, during the past year. Billie also made announcements of new members who had joined since our last formal dinner. Betty Carrig presented the treasurers report and reported on the Holiday Bazaar, which was a great success and exceeded last year’s fund raising by 9%. The sponsor was Private Wealth Management, LLC. The guest speakers presented a program on Retirement Planning and the speakers were: Andy Whitten----Financial Advisor John Teixeira Jr.-----CFP, AIF There were many questions afterward and the speakers were gracious about taking all the questions. After the presentation was completed our popular white elephant auction for charity began. There was a large array of items for our members to view ahead of time and competitive bidding began. Melissa
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Burkhiser, our Vice President auctioned off the items assisted by Mariel Rubin, Secretary who displayed the items to be bid upon. Beth Morgan recorded the items as the bids were taken. Members and guests took home so treasurers they just had to have. Billie announced the Designer Boutique sale, which is scheduled for March 23, 2018 and items may be donated by leaving at 18802 Rue Loire or 18812 Rue Loire, proceeds of course going to charity. Mariel Rubin will working on arrangements you may call Mariel or Billie with questions. The Kentucky Derby Charity Classic was also announced for May 5, 2018 this is our other signature event of the fiscal year. The next scheduled event is February 13, 2018 and you may join by contacting Billie Byers, 813-948-3939 or e mail email@example.com
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GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club Announcements GFWC is proud to announce that longtime member, Faith Sincich of Lutz, has been selected as its “Club Volunteer of the Year”. The clubwomen have honored Ms. Sincich for her years of dedication and service to this volunteer organization and for giving unselfishly of her time and energy to bettering the community through her volunteerism. GFWC members are beginning prep work for its Annual Old Lutz School Flea Market and will accept donations each Mon. and Wed. between 9 and 11 am, beginning on Mon. Feb. 12 at the Old Lutz School, 18819 US-41 N, Lutz.** The club welcomes community donations of books, clothing, shoes, household items, small appliances, kitchen wares, accessories, décor items, tools, toys, etc. All items must be clean and in working order. Larger furniture may be dropped off in the last week of February but large appliances or sleeper sofas cannot be accepted. Please help the hardworking “Green Shirt” ladies raise funds with your donations for this very popular flea market, proceeds of which will ultimately benefit our community
through the club scholarship fund and its many contributions to and support of local charitable groups and nonprofits. GFWC FLEA MARKET SALE DATES: Fri. & Sat. March 2 & 3, 2018 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Historic Old Lutz School**, with tons of great treasures to be found at bargain prices. For information, please contact Rosie at 813-597-6945. GFWC longtime member, Elaine Pittman, a/k/a the “Plant Lady”, has broken her own record of annual donations to Christian Social Services (CSS) in Land O’Lakes by delivering a check for $1,000 to the Executive Director. Ms. Pittman has worked for many years propagating, potting and selling plants at Woman’s Club events and fundraisers to benefit her favorite charity and had delivered another donation of $500 in July. CSS serves the
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area’s needy by providing a food bank as well as other services. GFWC members Lois Cohen and KarenSue Molis presented ‘Friends of Land O’Lakes Library’ with a donation check of $500 to assist with funding their many library programs. The Woman’s Club has long supported both libraries in our community as well as many other service organizations. GFWC and Keep Pasco Beautiful Committee recently honored Gloria Dale for her 25 years of service and commitment to the “Keep Pasco Beautiful” annual Coastal Cleanup Event. Lottie Kelly, Coordinator of the Pasco County event and Woman’s Club Conservation Chair Lonna Vizzari presented Ms. Dale with a Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication to this cause. For more information on the Woman’s Club, please visit: www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org
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THE LEGEND OF - ST. VALENTINE
he history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
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The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied
Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself
after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France. ORIGINS OF VALENTINE’S DAY:
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While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.
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February What to Plant ANNUALS/BEDDING PLANTS: Plants that perform better in the cooler months include petunia, pansy, verbena, dianthus, strawflower, and lobelia. Protect from frosts and freezing temperatures. BULBS: Many bulbs can be planted now. Provide adequate water for establishment and protect from cold weather with mulch. Some examples include Amazon lily, crinum, and agapanthus. AZALEAS: With azaleas in full bloom this month, now is a great time to select varieties to add to the landscape. VEGETABLES: Numerous warm- and cool-season vegetables can be planted this month. Protect cold-tender veggies if a frost or freeze is predicted.
What to Do PALMS: Give cold-damaged palms proper care to encourage their recovery. CITRUS: Check citrus trees for scab disease. Apply a copper fungicide when new leaves appear and again when twothirds of the flower blossoms have fallen. ROSES: Prune roses this month to remove damaged canes and improve the overall form. After pruning, fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. Blooming will begin 8–9 weeks after pruning. SHRUBS: Fertilize shrubs by spreading fertilizer evenly over the soil surface and watering it in. Follow with a fresh layer of mulch to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. LAWN: Apply a preemergence weed killer (not a "weed and feed") to lawns this month to prevent germination of warm-season weed seeds. Apply when temperatures rise to 65°F for 4–5 days. Timing is important for good control. CITRUS AND OTHER FRUIT TREES: Fertilize now if not done in January. Frequency and amount of fertilization depend on the age of the tree. To advertise call 813.501.4894 • FEBRUARY, 2018 | LUTZ MAGAZINE 13
FLORIDA STATE FAIR HOW IT ALL BEGAN
he year was 1904. The American Flag had 45 stars, Theodore Roosevelt was president and the average American earned 22 cents per hour. It was the year that T.J. Laud-Brown, the manager of the Tampa Bay Hotel convinced the city founders and the rail line that they needed to bring the South Florida Fair to the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel. The South Florida Fair Association was formed and plans for a new exhibition were proposed. That first Fair was held on a 27-acre plot adjoining the Henry B. Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel, now known as the University of Tampa. The attractions were simple, as there were five races to bet on and the various agricultural exhibits were showcased in just one building. Soon after, the event became known as the Florida State Mid-Winter Festival and was the place to be! Families from near and far would come to the festival. Children would play games, eat popcorn and Fairy Floss while their parents won bragging rights for their prized Bull, the best pie, or the most beautiful quilt. In 1915 when Articles of Incorporation for the South Florida Fair and Gasparilla Carnival were filed with the Secretary of State office in Tallahassee, the Fair became known as the Florida State Fair. In 1975, Florida State Legislature created the Florida State Fair Authority and designated that the Tampa event was the official Florida State Fair. In 1976, the headlines read “A Stadium full of State Fair starts Thursday” as the Florida State Fair moved into the Tampa Stadium aka “The Big Sombrero” and home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while its final location was being created. In February of 1977 the first Fair was held at its current location near Interstate 4 and U.S Highway
301 in eastern Hillsborough County, a 330-acre site, just seven miles from its original downtown Tampa location. Once moving to the East Tampa location, new buildings and barns were erected. A five acre parcel of land on the new fairgrounds was developed into the Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr Cracker Country living history museum. Here, original structures including homes, a general store, railroad depot, print shop and more offer guests a representation of home life, commerce and transportation as it was in many rural Florida communities just before the turn of the 20th century. The museum is open to all during the annual Florida State Fair and during the rest of the year welcomes over 25,000 Tampa Bay area school students. Today, the Florida State Fair attracts up to 500,000 people in twelve days. Each year Florida residents create exhibits for Aquaculture, Horticulture, Woodcarving, Needlework and more. Over ninety years later and bragging rights are still won for the prized bull, best pie and the most beautiful quilt. The Midway rides provide our visitors with all the thrills and chills
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Olympic Gold Hopefuls Skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres train in Wesley Chapel at Florida Hospital Center Ice for the February, 2018 Winter Olympics www.pyeongchang2018.com By Danni Matter
nce an Ancient Greek tradition held in honor of the god Zeus, The Olympics has evolved much over its long history. Today, the competition includes athletes hailing from 90 countries, who will all be gathering in PyeongChang, South Korea this month for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Among those participating and going for gold are Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, a pair of French figure skaters who have been training at the Florida Hospital Center Ice skating rink in Wesley Chapel. Having previously trained in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Paris, France, the skaters made the decision to travel to Wesley Chapel to train with Coach John Zimmerman, who also previously competed in Olympic figure skating. "The facility (Florida Hospital Center Ice) is quiet and has everything we need" stated Vanessa, when asked for her thoughts about the skating rink. Since opening, it has attracted skaters from several other countries as well, including Canada and Germany. Watching Vanessa and Morgan perform their routines, it was clear how hard they had been working to perfect every detail of the intricate skating maneuvers. Having been working together for seven years now, the chemistry between them on the ice was astounding. Figure skating requires much coordination and stamina, so training almost every day is essential to nail these routines. The pair has been working on the routines they will be bringing to the Olympics, as well as the European championships, for the past nine months. The 2018 Olympics will be their second together, representing France as the only pair figure skating team to compete. On her own, this is Vanessa's third Olympics â€“ she has been skating for the past 19 years, both on her own and with other partners. This is both Morgan and Vanessa's first time to South Korea, however, and they expressed excitement about the new endeavor. "Pasco County has been very supportive of us" Vanessa commented, and she Continued on Page 14
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FEATURE hopes that the citizens of Wesley Chapel will continue to support her and Morgan come February when they perform in front of the eyes of the world. John Zimmerman, who is a resident coach at Florida Hospital Center Ice, was formerly a professional skater and recently inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He was very welcoming and accommodating during the practice, and I could tell he has very high hopes for the pair. Along with his wife, Sylvia, he has been working to perfect Morgan and Vanessa's routines to help them get ready for the big event. Figure skating in the Olympics features two programs to be performed: a short program, which is usually required to have specific elements, and a free skate, which is longer and can be more choreographed with less restrictions. Having seen both their short program and free skate for this year, it seems to me they will make a formidable opponent to other skating pairs in PyeongChang. It is an honor for them to have come to our town to train, and as a Wesley Chapel citizen I am proud that we are able to accommodate such talented athletes. Florida Hospital Center Ice is an amazing addition to the area, on top of being within itself a very tightly knit community of coaches, students and their families. I highly recommend tuning in to the Winter Olympics this year to see the final programs of Vanessa, Morgan, and John's hard work, and if it piques your interest, stop by Florida Hospital Center Ice to see for yourself why they traveled all the way to our town to skate.
NEWS BITS FLORIDA HOSPITAL TAMPA FIRST HOSPITAL TO INTEGRATE NEW SURGICAL ROBOTICS SYSTEM FOR NEUROSURGERY Synaptive Medical’s BrightMatter® platform allows neurosurgeons to perform surgery with an enhanced, high-definition view of the brain. TAMPA, FL (January 3, 2018) – Florida Hospital Tampa is the first hospital in Florida to acquire the latest generation robotic imaging technology for use in neurosurgery that provides neurosurgeons with a more complete view of the brain during surgery. Synaptive Medical Inc.’s BrightMatter® product suite, including its next-generation Modus V® robotic arm with digital microscope, transforms imaging, surgical planning, patient data collection and intraoperative vision from disjointed analog methods to a fully integrated platform with navigation, robotic automation, digital microscopy and data analytics. “Traditionally in neurosurgery, we use magnifying lenses and microscopes to see what we’re operating on,” said Raul Olivera, MD, Chief of the Neuroscience Division at Florida Hospital Tampa. “Synaptive’s system integrates a high-definition digital camera with a robotic arm, which gives us a wider field of vision, cleaner images, and better angles, which improves our ability to perform complex brain surgery.” “Florida Hospital Tampa is the first health center in Tampa and central Florida to acquire our full BrightMatter platform and one of the first hospitals in the world to use Modus V. We’re excited to give doctors there the most advanced tools to treat their patients and provide best-in-class solutions for brain and spine surgery,” said Peter Wehrly, Synaptive CEO. Modus V is Synaptive’s second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm derived from technology used on the International Space Station. It sets a new standard for robot-assisted neurosurgery with the most powerful optics available on the market that provide unprecedented views of patient anatomy, and may allow surgeons to perform less invasive procedures with more precision. For patients, less invasive procedures may lead to faster recovery times, reduced complications and, in some cases, may render an inoperable diagnosis operable. “This acquisition was made possible by contributions of some of our community’s generous donors, who are dedicated to bringing next-generation technology like Synaptive to the Tampa Bay Area. It’s technology like this that allows us to provide more advanced and safer care for our patients,” said Jan Berry, Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation. To advertise call 813.501.4894 • FEBRUARY, 2018 | LUTZ MAGAZINE 17
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Submit Calendar listings to: info@KEMMediaGroup.com Gallery Opening & Artist Reception Friday, February 2 at 5 p.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) will open their 2018 exhibit at the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center with a reception on Friday, February 2 at 5 p.m. TESA will remain on display in the Gallery through February. Free Teen Talk For Boys Friday, 2/2/2018 2:00 PM 4:30 PM St. Joseph's Hospital-North Garden Classroom B 4211 Van Dyke Rd , Lutz, FL 33558 Cost: $35
Birth Center Tour Sunday, 2/4/2018 1:00 PM 2:00 PM St. Joseph's Hospital - North Labor & Delivery Unit 4211 Van Dyke Rd , Lutz, FL 33558 Free Intro to Silhouette Cameo 2/5/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Learn to make simple designs on the computer in Silhouette Studio and cut them out using the Cameo cutter. The Silhouette Cameo is an electronic cutting machine that instead of printing designs from your computer uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more. Sample cutting material will be provided during the class. 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548. More information visit www.hcplc.org or call 813-273-3652
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2018 Lightning Fantasy Camp Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 7:30 PM –Sun, Feb 11, 2018, 4:00 PM EST by Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hockey, Florida Hospital Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Fire Station Field Trip 2/7/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet at the library to learn about burn prevention. Then visit the fire station next door for a tour! For all ages. Limited to 51 participants. Parents or legal guardians must sign a liability form for children who want to visit the fire station. Presented in partnership with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Registration is open. Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548, visit www. hcplc.org or call 813-273-3652 The New Christy Minstrels Thursday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa Worldfamous folk music legends The New Christy Minstrels, under the direction of founder Randy Sparks, will perform at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on February 8. The 7-member group includes: Sparks, Tholow Chan, Becky Jo Benson, Sue Harris, Greg O’Haver, Dave Rainwater, and John Denver’s uncle, Dave Deutschendorf. Some of the group’s most notable songs include “Today”, “Green,Green”, “Saturday Night”, “Denver”, and “Mighty Mississippi.” The group will sign autographs after the show. Tuition: $24-$32 Taste of Wheel Throwing Friday, February 9 at 6-8 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. More Info: In this one-day workshop students will receive 2.5 pounds of clay and instructor Miriam Zohar will teach the basic mechanics of throwing on a potter’s wheel. For ages 15 and older. Tuition: $25 Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre's Annual Gala February 10th 2018, 7pmMidnight. A Night of Music with the Superstars featuring Ronnie Dee, Saturday, Enjoy a special night out
with friends all for a good cause. TBTTT’s 2018 Gala will feature live music by Ronnie Dee and the Superstars, extraordinary silent auction items, complimentary wine and beer, great food, and lots of photo opportunities. At The Nielsen Ballroom, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar, FL 34677 http://tbttt.org/annualgala-2017/, email@example.com Tail Waggin' Tutors 2/10/2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read! Children take turns reading to an adorable certified therapy dog. Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548, visit www.hcplc.org or call 813273-3652 The North Tampa Market Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. An outdoor fresh market organized by Tampa Bay Markets. For more information, visit www. tampabaymarkets.com. Free Genealogy: Deciphering Handwriting 2/12/2018, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Learn how to decipher different handwriting when you are working on genealogical research. The presenter will give useful tips to help you. Presented by Kelly Whitelock of Tampa Bay Roots. Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548, visit www.hcplc.org or call 813273-3652 METRO Job Fair Tue, February 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST 2018 (Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel), by PascoHerndando State College, , PascoHernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Movie Nite: LA LA LAND Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa The Carrollwood Cultural Center will host a viewing of LA LA LAND. Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/ director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie 2017 – it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive early. This event will accommodate up to 150 people. Movie Nite is presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Free
finished. Holiday Inn & Suites Tampa North Busch Gardens Area 11310 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612 Let’s Salsa Thurs, February 22 at 6-7:30 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. In this single-day workshop, instructor Beth LaBaren-Root will teach basic steps of theCha Cha, Merengue and Mambo. No partner is required. For ages 18 and older. Tuition: $15 (Please register by February 15.)
Food Truck Rally Saturday, February 17 at 1-6 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa The Carrollwood Cultural Center
will host a Food Truck Rally with Shanghai Fresh, Ramen & Waffles, Surf & Turf, Sarge’s BBQ, St. Pete Pizza Truck, and Softee the King (Ice Cream/ Frozen Treats). Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Free Till Death Do Us Part February 18, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM murdermysterydinnertampa. com The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Tampa and surrounding areas throughout Florida. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Bring friends or family, discover clues while trading them with other guests, and solve the mystery before the dinner is
Super Science - Dr. Seuss's Silly Science Party 2/24/2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM , He’s silly! He’s funny! He’s all about learning! Run, roll, or ride into some great experiments based on Dr. Seuss’s best books. For grades K - 5. Limited to 50 participants. Sign in at the information desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to reserve a seat. Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548, visit www.hcplc.org or call 813-2733652 Find Your Strength with Guided Imagery Wednesday, 2/28/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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MaKey MaKey 2/27/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Use everyday items to create game controllers, pianos, and more while exploring basic circuitry with Makey Makey kits! Recommended for ages 8 and up. Limit 20 participants. Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road Lutz, FL. 33548, visit www. hcplc.org or call 813-273-3652 Culture Jam & Fashion Show Fri, March 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST presented by Visitwesleychapel.com, Limited VIP Seating For $20. Your purchase includes FREE VALET And enters your name in a drawing for the $500 Shopping Spree Swag Bag The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, #100Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD: 24 servings Ingredients 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract CUPCAKES: 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size) 4 large eggs 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 3/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped, optional
Directions 1. For truffles, in a small saucepan, melt the chocolate, milk and butter over low heat; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Roll into twenty-four 1-in. balls; chill 1 hour longer. 2. For cupcakes, in a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs. sour cream, oil, water and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. 3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full. Drop a truffle into the center of each cupcake. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 350Â° for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Top with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 2 dozen. 20 LUTZ MAGAZINE FEBRUARY, 2018 â€˘ To advertise call 813.501.4894
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he 2018 Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 16. It is the Year of the Dog. It is a great chance to experience Chinese folk customs! The Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. It is the grandest and the most important annual event for the Chinese people.
Time for Family Reunion
Being one of the traditional festivals, it is the time for the whole families to reunite together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners.
The Longest Public Holiday
Most employees in China have at least seven days off work, including three days' legal holiday, while students take one month absence from school. The celebration lasts for 15 days from the 1st to 15th day of the first lunar month, and in folklore it starts even earlier, from the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month.
Holiday Origins from Monster Nian
Originating during the Shang Dynasty (17th - 11th century BC), the festival used to be observed to fight against the monster "Nian" who liked to eat children and livestock. The monster was afraid of red color and loud sound. Therefore, people decorated their houses in red and set off firecrackers to expel it.
When is exactly Chinese New Year?
Based on the lunar calendar, the festival has no exact date and it changes each year, but it mostly falls on a day from January 21st to February 20th in Gregorian calendar. The lunar calendar also defines the 12-year repeating cycle of Chinese zodiac, and each year is named after an animal.
How long is the festival?
The festival lasts for 15 days from Chinese New Year Eve to Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year.
Customs and Activities
Before the Spring Festival, every family will have a thorough house cleanup and go for festival items shopping. The red spring couplets, red Fu Character, and red animal paper cut are pasted for decoration. Also, new clothes must be bought, especially for children. At the reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's Eve, people from north will eat dumplings, which southern people are used to have Niangao (glutinous rice cake). Red Envelopes are given to kids and elders to share the blessing.
New practices and activities take place as some old traditions fade away. The train and bus tickets can be scarcely purchased during the Spring Festival Travel Rush; newlyweds squabble over whose home to go; bachelors are so anxious and stressed that they rent a fake girlfriend home; socializing by phones are highly welcomed.
At the start of a Lunar New Year, Chinese people will take their daily practices as predictive signs for the coming year. Many bad words like "death", "broken", "killing", "ghost" and "illness" or "sickness" are forbidden during conversations. Crying, washing, lending and taking medicine are also considered unlucky.
Around the World
The festival is not only observed in China mainland, but also celebrated in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, some Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, and also Chinatowns in USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. The traditions also evolve into their unique ways of celebration.
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Festivities Schedule The preparation starts seven days before the Chinese New Year's Eve, and the holiday celebration will last to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Following a day-by-day guide, Chinese people have different things to do on each day. Among these days, the Eve and the first day are the peak time, when people will have big dinners and set off fireworks. 23rd day of last lunar month: Worshiping the Kitchen God 24th day of last lunar month: Clean up the house thoroughly 26th-27th of last lunar month: Shopping for festival items Last day of last lunar month (Chinese New Year's Eve): Pasting Spring Festival couplets, having reunion dinner, watching TV gala, setting off fireworks 1st day of first lunar month: Setting off firecrackers, eating dumplings, visiting relatives 2nd day of first lunar month: Worshiping the God of Wealth, married daughters returning home 15th day of first lunar month (Lantern Festival): Lantern fair, guessing lantern riddles, eating rice dumplings 5th day of first lunar month: Welcoming the God of Wealth
HOROSCOPES for February, 2018 ARIES - Daring is a word that is useful to you over this month. Practice being foot-loose and fancy-free. Measure goals and pay attention to more of the conceptual framework, filling in the details as you go along. Keep in mind that an air of contentment is as important as anything else and something you may need more of. TAURUS - Oh..if willingness could only be sold in a bottle—so much could be gained. Take action on whispers or nudges relative to moving forward. Let go of the past. Open up to some new ideas and explorations. Also fine tune your health program. Healthy is as healthy does. GEMINI - Creativity is the leader in your parade right now. Intrinsic value is what keeps the heart happy and nourished. Make the effort to give more value of everything you do. Take note that problems can often come by being obedient to the social forms around. Look within. Take stock of the three main areas that are of top priority to you this year. Then look up. CANCER - Vision and purpose need to become your two best friends this year. Step aside in your own life and move forward. Let go of those in your life who are there because they are under the delusion they need you-or you need them. Make sure issues are valid and worthy of the effort you put out. Dance with flexibility but keep your integrity rock solid. LEO – Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive. Self-honesty is at the forefront. Communication can serve you well and help to smooth any bumps that may occur in relationships. Messages can come from all around you now. Like it or not…the inner house needs a good dusting. VIRGO - Thoroughness is a gift that you can take to a greater level. Pay attention to details without losing sight of the bigger picture. Look to understand
first before being understood. Examine where you need to tighten up the ship in order to better utilize your resources. Take stock and follow through. LIBRA - Contentment, openness, creativity and play are keywords to keep in mind over the coming months. Beauty uplifts you. Balance is something you will always be learning this lifetime. Key to understanding this is that every new situation calls for a recalibration of viewpoint. Transformation is eternal… ask nature.
PISCES – Stability—can be such an elusive word yet what is needed is getting re-grounded. Focus on practical yet inspiring pursuits. This will be true for some time to come. Take opportunities as they arrive as well as make new choices in familiar sit-uations. Spontaneity is key to the flow, love is the answer and obedience to the inner voice is the strategy. How much fun it that?
SCORPIO - The potential of a greater you is calling you now. Take some classes, and have some fun in new and untried ways. It is a year which you can accrue gifts and wisdom. This can enrich your life beyond measure and help you to express new aspects of yourself. There is also the opportunity throughout the year to travel and expand your awareness. SAGITTARIUS - Honesty is the best policy. Be forthright and open to others, Speak what is on your mind and listen to what others may say in response. Make a commitment to your own true self over 2018. Change up the scenery in a way that gives you space and time to enjoy it. CAPRICORN - Aw… Shucks. If you are feeling heavier part of the remedy is a shift in perspective. Invite the cosmos to do the heavy lifting as you move on some ideas that can benefit those within your sphere of influence. Make sure to blend steadfastness with a dose of flexibility. AQUARIUS - All we are asked to do is learn from our mistakes. The mistakes are given freely for the purpose of evolving more into a greater experience of ourselves. Compassion is something that is to be given freely without judgment. Strive to deepen your humanitarian tendencies with an understanding that even though all are born equal, we stumble into a world that is full of inequalities.
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Gioachino Rossini’s hilarious comic opera contains some of the most recognizable arias of all time, and this bright, bold music paired with laugh-out-loud situation comedy will have you humming figaro all the way home.
Straz Center – Ferguson Hall February 11 www.strazcenter.org Tony®-winning actress Laura Benanti debuted on Broadway as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite the legendary Richard Chamberlain. Since then, her standout performances as Gypsy Rose Lee (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony® Awards) with Patti LuPone as well as her roles in Swing!, Nine and Into the Woods solidified her place in the New York musical theater scene. In 2016, she earned a Tony® nomination for the hit revival of She Loves Me. Known internationally for her roles on television shows such as Nashville, Nurse Jackie and Supergirl, Benanti brings her consummate performance style to its pinnacle in her oneon-one cabaret show.
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Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes its triumphant return to Tampa as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.
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When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the Plaids are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs that keep audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
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Forget Your Resolutions!
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ccording to Statistics Brain research 58 percent of Americans made a New Year’s resolution. The top five most frequent resolutions are: 1) Lose weight/healthier Eating, 21.4%; 2) Make life/self-Improvements, 12.3%; 3) Make better financial decisions, 8.5%; 4) quit smoking, 7.1%; and, 5) do more exciting things, 6.3%. Of those millions of Americans who made resolutions, a whopping 91 percent will have infrequent success or completely fail at their resolutions by this time of the year. But resolutions are merely goals, and we all should have goals. The reason New Year’s resolutions are typically failures is because people set unrealistic goals for themselves. What is holding you back from reaching your goals? Whatever your goal is, the first thing to recognize is what mental blocks are preventing you from achieving your accomplishments. People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with stress and problems. So many things can disrupt your emotional health and this can lead to strong feelings of sadness and anxiety. Get your mind healthy first and that will help you become physically healthy too. So here are five ways to become emotionally and physically healthy by setting realistic goals every day: 1. Reduce stress. Your body responds to how you feel, think and act. This is an important mind body connection because when you’re feeling stressed your body reacts in such a way that it may be telling you something is not right. A great way to reduce stress is through meditation. Any time you feel your mind is stressed or your body is tensing up, just take a few minutes to take some slow deep breaths and imagine the most beautiful place you have ever been to or imagined. When it comes to stress or anxiety, two things to remember are distract and replace. You distract with the deep breathing and you replace the negative thought with a new positive thought. Also, notice any tension in your body while you’re doing this and progressively relax the tensed muscles starting from your head all the way down to your toes. 2. Let go of grudges. There’s a great saying that reads “Holding a grudge against someone is like feeding yourself poison and
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waiting for the other person to die.” There is nothing more emotionally damaging than holding on to anger. Start expressing your feelings in appropriate ways. You will notice that your health will improve and you will feel more motivated to do things for yourself because you will feel happier. If talking to someone is not an option, a great way to let your feelings out is to write them down in a journal. By putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper, you can visualize them not being part of you anymore. 3. Show gratitude. It’s so easy to focus on the things that are not going well in your life because the thought of those parts of your life are so strong. Instead, try focusing on what is going right. I always suggest to my clients to wake up with a positive affirmation and go to bed with a positive statement. Focusing on the negative will affect your physical health and also lower your self-esteem. In order to be in the best physical health, you must have a positive outlook on life. Create a vision board. Cut out pictures from a magazine or write down words that will inspire you. Having that daily reminder that there are great things in your life and so many great things to come, will motivate to start working on your goals. 4. Mindful eating and exercise. Nothing is more defeating than telling yourself “I need to go on a diet,” or, “I have to lose 20 pounds.” Give taking care of your body a new meaning. Look at it in a new perspective. A great way to do this is to not focus on how much you have to lose but picture your body as being a very precious machine that you need to take care of. Everything you put in it, and every move you make will either keep the machine
running or run it down. When you sit down to eat, focus on what you will be eating and how it’s going to affect your body, good or bad. When you exercise, focus on the muscles flexing or your heart beating and how this is making you stronger and healthier. You only have one body and mind so treat it with great value. 5. Go home before you get home. With the ever-present mobile phone in our hands, far too many of us physically leave the office, only to find ourselves on the phone doing work-related, or other business that ten years ago would have waited until later with no negative consequences. So instead of being on the phone while commuting home from work, use that time to relax, think to yourself, or listen to some music you enjoy. And if you must be on the phone, don’t make work calls, pick up the phone and speak to someone who is going to calm your mind or put a smile on your face. When you get home, your mind won’t still be at work, and you’ll be far more relaxed. The most important thing to remember when making any personal improvements like these is to remember to set small goals. Work toward making them a success, but don’t beat yourself up if you have a slice of cake, don’t exercise for a few days, or have to take a call from your boss while on the way home. Tomorrow is another day. Just make sure you set new realistic goals again tomorrow. Happy New Year! DR. GINA MIDYETT, has her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She is a licensed mental health counselor, and president of the Suncoast Mental Health Counselor’s Association.
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The First Tee of Tampa Bay’s Expansion Includes Two Free Community Programs
his New Year, The First Tee of Tampa Bay will reach tens of thousands of more kids through the game of golf. In 2018, The First Tee will implement the National GolfIn-Schools Program in every Hillsborough County public elementary school, reaching 150 schools and 75,000 students. A program of the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, The First Tee of Tampa Bay, is a non-profit youth development organization that provides local children with hands-on, interactive golf experiences. “The First Tee of Tampa Bay is committed to reaching as many children in Hillsborough County as possible,” says Executive Director Ian Baxter. “This expansion of the National Golf-In-Schools Program will go a long way toward that goal.” Currently, The First Tee of Tampa Bay is in more than 130 schools reaching 65,000 children during PE classes. Students learn the basic skills of the lifelong sport of golf - putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition, The First Tee of Tampa Bay will launch two free community programs this month. Every Monday, starting Jan. 15, “First Tee Mondays” invites community kids of all ages to Rogers Park Golf Course from 4:30 to 6:30pm, where they’ll receive free golf instruction. “We want to give junior golfers a place to practice, allow the community to experience the game of golf and expose more people to our program and life skills,” says Program Director Mackenzie Mack, LPGA/ PGA. Also, every Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, all high school golfers of any skill level can come to Roger’s Park for free Players Club practice and games. The program covers golf instruction, golf/life skills and social events/field trips. These new initiatives wouldn’t be possible with the generosity and partnership of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa Sports Authority, The First Tee of Tampa Bay Board of Directors and donors. “We are truly fortunate to have such a strong and committed group of volunteers advocating for the First Tee program here in Tampa and securing the funds to make this program possible,” says Tampa YMCA President & CEO Matt Mitchell. To learn more, go to www.thefirstteetampabay.org or contact 813.813.238.7320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What is causing my dog’s allergies? Let food heal them
pet grooming and boarding facility like Beautify the Beast sees their fair share of furry friends every day and often times the ailments they suffer. We’ve seen many dogs with allergy symptoms like yeast infections, swollen paw pads, rashes, and runny eyes. After years of research and speaking with several vets, food seems to be the main cause of irritation for many canines.
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Now finding nutritious chow is the tricky part. Dog food producers, like producers of human food, often use ambiguous terms like “natural” and “healthy” to draw your attention. So the first step when in search of dog food is skipping all the fancy labels on the front and looking at the nutrition panel. Studies have shown that certain ingredients more commonly cause allergies. Here’s a list of the worst: That’s right, BEEF! Not only are these the most common allergy-causing ingredients, they’re also the most commonly used in inexpensive, corn-based dog foods found on store shelves. Did you know that animal protein, while a good source of essential nutrients, should only make up about 10 percent of your dog’s diet? So don’t be deceived by brands that offer beef, chicken, and lamb as the first ingredients or number one protein source. Unlike cats, dogs are omnivores. Which means they can survive on a balanced, diverse plant and/or animal diet. After searching years for a nutrient-packed, plant-based dog food, I stumbled on author and farm advocate Gene Baur’s recommendation of V-Dog. All four of my dogs (Nina the 4 year-old Doberman, Odie the 10 year-old Toy Schnauzer, Jolene the 3 year-old mixed breed, and my foster Hercules the 13 year-old Miniature Pincher) love V-Dog. To keep the food interesting for my dogs, I’ll often add farm fresh eggs from my chickens (with the shell), or sautéed spinach with garlic in coconut oil or veggies and fruits like apples, carrots, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes. Beautify the Beast is an authorized seller of V-Dog. We carry small and large sized bags, V-Dog dog treats, and other unique items. If you’d like more information or would like to switch your dog to V-Dog, call us at 813-949-1288, email, or stop by Beautify the Beast (1900 Land O’Lakes Blvd in Lutz, 33549).
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illsborough County Public Schools is proud to announce the district’s graduation rate has jumped to 82.9 percent, an all-time record for the district and higher than the state graduation rate. The 3.8 percentage point increase over last year highlights the tremendous work by students, teachers and staff in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Because students with a high school diploma earn $380,000 more during their lifetimes compared to students who don’t graduate, this increase has a $255 million positive economic impact on our community. The district’s 25,000 employees have worked together to create a culture where everyone becomes a “graduation champion” and personally takes part in supporting and guiding students toward graduation. “I want to congratulate all of our students for taking our district to new heights,” said Superintendent Jeff Eakins. ”A diploma opens so many more doors for these students with opportunities for better jobs with higher wages. Out of our 27 traditional high schools, none are below an 80 percent graduation rate. I am so proud of all of our teachers, administrators, school staff and district employees who never lost sight of our goal, and that’s putting students first.” In Lutz, Steinbrenner High School has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, at 95.7 percent.
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oah Vinik is 90 percent sure he is not related to Tampa titan Jeff Vinik. “But I’m still holding out hope,” the Steinbrenner High School senior joked about the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The younger Vinik is charting a course to be a force in the sports world just like the person his family calls “Cousin Jeff.” Noah is learning in Steinbrenner’s popular sports marketing program, part of the Lutz school’s Kinsman Academy of related career and technical courses. Noah and his classmates say the course certainly exemplifies the “preparing students for life” mission of Hillsborough County Public Schools. “The class helps your confidence as a person and raises your professionalism,” said senior Seth Hibel. He used a resume he made in the first year of the program to help him land a part-time gig with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Teacher Allison Ennis-Szponar said the course isn’t just about sports, as it hones interviewing skills, public speaking and much more. “It offers everything you need to be a successful adult, but it does it in a fun fashion,” she said. Students collaborate with Steinbrenner
athletic teams to produce promotional videos and keep track of scores on a dedicated sports Twitter page (@ GSHSESPN). They also serve as in-game announcers. “That’s a very humbling experience,” said junior Emma Labossiere, “trying to keep an eye on the players, calling the right names and knowing when to speak.” The class incorporates business principles, law, ethics, management and more. Students compete in DECA, an international student organization for students in marketing and related business fields. Noah put some of his sports marketing acumen to a real-life test recently, tossing his hat into the ring to become the new president of U.S. Soccer. It led to some interactions, he said, with brass leading the search and helped him forge some new connections, but alas, he could not find any states to sponsor his candidacy. One was close, he said. And he’ll be back, he promises. “Ideally,” he said, “I’d like to be the president of U.S. Soccer at some point.”
Michelle Logan is Lutz Elementary School’s teacher of the year. An incorrect name was provided last month. Congratulations to her and all our outstanding educators!
Carrollwood Day School - 2018 Day of Caring
n January 3, 2018, Carrollwood Day School students kicked off the new year with a Day of Caring. Middle School and Upper School projects benefited local and far-reaching causes, from the Community Food Pantry and Kids and Canines to helping bring clean water to the students at Bitame Lucia International School in Cameroon. Students in kindergarten through grade 5 dedicated their efforts to benefit current pediatric cancer patients and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The focus for the Lower School’s Day of Caring originated with the vision of two 5th grade students, Brooke Bergin and Bobbi Walters. Sadly, pediatric cancer has touched the lives of CDS families and CDS students understand the real challenges young cancer patients and their families face. Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children yet only 4% of federal
government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer . Kids helping kids is part of the DNA of CDS. Each grade level contributed to those fighting pediatric cancer in a very special way. • Kindergarten and 1st grade made activity boxes for pediatric cancer patients. They collected small toys and games, small coloring or activity books, crayons, markers, and other fun activities to fill the boxes. • 2nd and 3rd grades collected stuffed animals and fabric to make cuddly friends for pediatric cancer patients. • 4th grade organized a bake sale. The money raised from the bake sale is to be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation which is based in Tampa, FL. All items at the bake sale sold for $1. • 5th grade organized a walk-a-thon for the Lower School to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The theme for this school year, “CDS:
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Where Caring is Common,” embraces an essential quality of CDS culture. It is the touchstone that unites our entire school community in our mission to develop students that are happy, high achieving, globally conscious citizens. We are very proud of the actions our students take to make a positive difference for others in our community and world.
What is Physical Reality? Seems Obvious, Right?
ou know how you usually spend more money than perhaps you had planned? Or how you might not finish a project due to interruptions or distractions from email, social media, or other “interruptions” unrelated to the project or task at hand? This usually occurs when our conscious mind is “absent” from physical reality, and is allowing our unconscious mind to engage autopilot - convincing us that the distraction is a good use of our energy (time, money, creativity, etc.) Fact is, the distraction prevents us from being “present” in “physical reality”. Physical reality is where the “present moment” lives. Our minds can dream, imagine, plan, and create just about anything, simply by “thinking”. However, our “thinking” can go on indefinitely- there is no limit to how much time we spend mulling it over, exhausting ourselves while accomplishing nothing tangible! While this mental magic of “thinking, dreaming, imagination” is our source of creativity, the “limitless quality” can prevent us from “realizing” our dreams if it continues unchecked. If we truly, authentically want the dream to materialize, we must “take action” in physical reality, where there is a limited amount of time, space, money, energy, creativity and so on. Physical reality is where dreams come
to life, where success happens because we remain focused on the result we intend to achieve, and take the steps necessary to make it “real”. A few examples of when “thinking, dreaming, imagining” requires ‘taking action’ in physical reality: Planning Retirement- While we often plan our finances for retirement, we seldom plan our “life” - how we wish to spend our time, where we plan to live, how we intend to take care of loved ones, and what other accomplishments do we wish to achieve? Career Transitions- We continue to work in situations that do not align with our values, or do not allow our creativity or expertise to be expressed, or the pay and benefits do not support the life style we wish to achieve. We hear our heart asking for a change but we keep “thinking” about a change but do not take action in physical reality to successfully make a move. New Year’s Resolutions - Now that we are past the first of the year we will “think” about our resolutions for the coming year. If we do not write them down, place them in view, and plan action steps for getting them done, we may be writing the same ones again next year.
Thoughts on physical reality from Henry Ford “Vision without execution is just
hallucination” “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got”. The lesson here is to notice the difference between our limitless selves, and our present-moment physical reality selves, where taking action towards what we want in this life, gives opportunity for the dream to be born, and success to be experienced. As you now move into 2018, what are you wishing or dreaming about? Get clear on what that is, focus your time, money and creativity on it, and take the steps required to get it done - Life is Short, Live it Well you are the only one who can decide to live consciously, experiencing the rewards of physical reality in full color. Wishing you all creativity, joyful living, and success!! Coach Dianne
DIANNE KIPP, PCC, BSN, CTT is a nurse, researcher, teacher, lobbyist, sailor, and adventure tour guide. She also organizes Awesome Retreats She is a member of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, the International Coaching Federation, and the Institute of Interspiritual Inquiry. Dianne can be reached at 727-481-1646.
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The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Evie Zimmer as its new art curator Zimmer is an American artist and educator in Tampa, Florida. Her early work consists mainly of traditional portrait paintings, although she has always been drawn to the intricate design and energetic beauty of op-art. Zimmer’s work has been described as a “strange loop” of process and product. Her oil paintings radiate an inherent energy field not unlike traditional mandalas with acidic colors transforming into soothing pastels, and geometric patterns melting into exotically organic shapes. Zimmer is active in the arts community both locally and nationally. Her work has been shown, sold, and published across the country including in New York, Miami, Palm Springs, Baltimore, and on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. The Gallery has five areas to showcase visual art: The Main Gallery, The Atrium, The Lobby, Corridor Gallery and Alcove Galleries. Admission is free to view the art. For more information about The Gallery, visit carrollwoodcenter.org, or email Zimmer at email@example.com.
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Hillsborough County Important Numbers and Websites Main Number: (813) 272-5900 www.hillsboroughcounty.org City of Tampa: (813) 274-8211 www.tampagov.net Drivers License/ Car Registration: (813) 635-5200 www.hillstax.org Voter’s Registration: (813) 272-5850 www. votehillsboroughcounty.org Pet License: (813) 744-5660 www.hillsboroughcounty.org Public Schools (813) 272-4000 www.apps.sdhc.k12.fl.us
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Blanket Donation from Oakstead Elementary students. 1st and 5th graders donated these items to pediatric patients at Florida Hospital Tampa; many of them were handmade. One of the Oakstead Students helped deliver the gifts with her mother, a nurse at the hospital who also helped facilitate the kindness initiative. The hospital plans to deliver “thank you” notes to the students from the patients in the future and is grateful for the generous act of kindness by the Oakstead Students.
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