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FEATURES 10 Chamber Executive Directors Answer Our Questions 14 Lutz Guv'na Race and 4th of July Parade 24 Trip on a Tankful

BIZ SPOTLIGHTS 16 Badcock Home Furniture 18 Full Life Chiropractic 28 Cornerstone Air

26 Organizations/Charity



Pasco County Utilities Debuts Land O’Lakes Service Center




20 Upcoming Concerts 22 Things to Do/Events

Five Pasco Schools Named U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools



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30 Tampa’s First Luxury Tower to Offer One Residence Per Floor

Trip on a Tankful

Is Your Home Ready For Market

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|| E D I TO R ’ S N OT E || Happy Father’s Day as Lutz prepares for its annual Guv’na’s Race and its July 4th celebration and parade. We’ve enlisted the help and talent of one of our favorite graphic designers this issue. Val Wegener and her company La Madeleine Design has given Lutz Magazine its wonderful facelift. We look forward to more of her beauty in future issues! We are always becoming more and more involved in the community and are finding the people, places and events that make Lutz the interesting place it is. Chamber of Commerce interviews with both the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the North Tampa Bay Chamber bring a business perspective to Lutz. Interior design, Real Estate, area music and events and of course some past photos of the Lutz 4th of July festivities round out this issue. Hope you enjoy!

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Five Pasco Schools Named U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools


and O’ Lakes High School led Pasco County’s list of five high schools on the U.S. News & World Report list of 2018 Best High Schools, followed by J.W. Mitchell, Wiregrass Ranch, and Sunlake high schools, and Pasco e-School. “They are among the elite schools that scored high enough to earn a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Best High Schools ‘badge,’” said Mark W. White, vice president, Specialty Marketing, for U.S. News & World Report, in his notification to the school district. Less than 30 percent of high schools in the country qualify for the list of Best High Schools. Four of the schools earned Silver badges, an honor only 11 percent of U.S. high schools can claim. Land O’ Lakes


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percent graduation rate and 44.5 college readiness ranking. Wiregrass Ranch came in at number 117 in Florida, with a 91 percent graduation rate and 37.4 college readiness ranking. Sunlake’s 86 percent graduation rate and 37.3 college readiness score ranked them 119th in Florida. Pasco eSchool earned a Bronze badge, with a 100 percent graduation rate, but had no college readiness ranking. Only 16 percent of U.S. schools fall into the Bronze badge category. “I can’t tell you how proud this news makes me,” said Kurt Browning, Pasco County superintendent of schools. “This is a testament to our administrators’ deliberate planning, our teachers’ highimpact instruction, and our students’ hard work and focus,” he added.

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Pasco County Utilities Debuts Land O’Lakes Service Center

Newly-opened Customer Service Center Serves Central Pasco In an effort to better serve customers, the Pasco County Utilities (PCU) Customer Information & Services Department has opened a walk-in and drive-through customer service center located at 19420 Central Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34637. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a drop box is available for after-hours payments. “Our goal is to make each experience smooth and seamless across the board, and our new Land O’Lakes Center expands that initiative,” said PCU Customer Service Director Sandra Anderson. Customers may also take advantage of the many convenient online services including same-day bill payments, application for/cancelation of service, water conservation resources and more. Customers who do not have website access or transportation can make payments through the Bill Pay-by-Phone option at 1.844.450.3704 or sign up for automated withdrawals. Learn more about these services by visiting PascoCountyUtilities.com.

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Is Your

Home Ready for the Market? You’ve watched one hundred hours of non-stop HGTV and feel you’re ready to put your home on the market. Getting your home to look like those on TV is the challenge. Where do you start? Where can you get real advice for your home and your own sanity? What are buyers in THIS market really looking for? Although you can find excellent ideas on TV and online – local experts are the real key to success. What may seem like a great update or remodel project, could simply be a waste of money. Remember, there are two things to consider when selling your home: VALUE & SALEABILTIY/APPEAL. Value equates to those items in your home that will impact the actual value /market value / appraisal value. Sale-Ability and Appeal are items that will drive the buyers to your home, but won’t necessarily increase the value. Both of these items are crucial to address. But a seller must do so wisely.

• Crown Molding • Updated Appliances • Updated Landscaping with fresh plants, flowers, mulch and trimmed trees You can easily update your home by using the latest fads while not spending a fortune. Think of the currently popular Glass Chandeliers and Glass Backsplashes. These will act like a face lift for your home.

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• Landscape / Curb Appeal • Kitchen • Bathrooms • Outdoor Living Space • Paint Color Even more-so than lackluster flooring, a buyer is drawn to sparkly, shiny, current, and on trend. They will be drawn to our ‘favorite affordable updates’ while being more willing to consider replacing flooring later.

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Pasco County Focuses on Efforts to Protect Gopher Tortoise Florida's only native tortoise, a threatened species, gets much-needed recognition

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is proactively working to protect the native gopher tortoise and is encouraging our communities to do the same. Since gopher tortoises are a threatened species in Florida and are protected under state law, these gentle land tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development can take place. Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is working to establish a gopher tortoise recipient site within Pasco to provide long-term refuge for gopher tortoises displaced by development. “The gopher tortoise is an important part of the area's ecology and for some residents, a symbol of natural Florida,” said Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey. “The recipient site will be located in land purchased through the Environmental Land Acquisition and Management Program.” Conservation of gopher tortoises depends not only on the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and other conservation groups, but also on Florida's citizens. April 24, 2018: the Pasco Board of County Commissioners declares April 10, 2018 Gopher Tortoise Day. Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Keith Wiley accepts the proclamation along with “Poly,” an FWC-registered educational gopher tortoise who lives at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.






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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUZANNE BEAUCHAINE _________________________________________

Chamber Executive Directors The Central Pasco Chamber’s programs range from advertising and promotion of business, to education and professional development, networking and large community events. The chamber works to increase prosperity by encouraging the growth of existing businesses in the Pasco County area and fostering the development of new ones. Meetings provide opportunities for members to promote their business, share ideas, learn and meet business and political leaders. Examples include: Membership Meetings with informational guest speakers, Networking Meetings, Current Issue Roundtables such as healthcare reform and Meet Your Representative Roundtables with politicians. Chamber members are encouraged to share ideas and to participate in committees such as community affairs, networking, ambassadors and special events. LM: Where are you located? What are your service areas? We are located in the Heart of Pasco County at 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Suite 16 Lutz, FL 33549. We serve members in Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Trinity, Odessa and Northern Hillsborough County LM: How many members do you have? We currently have 432 members. LM: What would you like our readers to know about the history of your Chamber? The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce was established in 1975 as The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce back when US Hwy 41 and SR54 were single lane roads. We are deeply rooted in our community and continue to nurture local business with our program Shop Local First where businesses offer special discounts and encourage working with local residents and their companies. Our Mission Statement: Aggressively advocate for the interest of our diverse business community by promoting business advancement, economic growth and job creation. LM: How does the Chamber help its members? We have numerous networking opportunities. Some are within our own membership base while others are in partnership with other networking groups. The Chamber has three main events each year: Land O’ Lakes Music Festival, The Annual Golf Tournament and the Flapjack 5K & 1 Mile Run. All of these functions give our members the opportunities to meet 10 | LUTZ MAGAZINE | JUNE 2018 | TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894

new people, make new relationships and to attain viable connections that lead to greater success. We also offer many educational opportunities and a great support system. LM: What kind of events do you do on monthly/ quarterly/yearly basis? The first Wednesday of each month is Wednesday Morning Networking at Hungry Harry’s Barbeque Lake House at 3130 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. LOL, 34639 at 7:30 a.m. The second Tuesday of each month is our General Membership Meeting at The Hilton Garden Inn Suncoast Parkway at 2155 Northpointe Parkway Lutz, 33558 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Third Wednesday of each month we have a mixer 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at various locations. These are a fun and relaxed environment and the variety of locations gives our members exposure to new people and new places. A good example: we will be at Gulfside Hospice Thrift Store at 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. on May 23rd. We will have access after their normal business hours and have our own shopping experience! Quarterly in February, May, and November we offer New Member Orientation to assist our members to get the most benefit out of their Chamber membership. March is our Land O’ Lakes Music Festival held at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. Live music all day, kids play area, vendor and craft booths, great food and drink. Our next festival is March 23, 2019. May we have our Annual Golf Tournament. This year it was at Heritage Harbor Golf & CC on May 18th. We have partnered with Connerton to hold our Flapjack 5K & 1 Mile run on December 8, 2018. This is a fun family event that not only includes the runs, but also vendors, a delicious flapjack breakfast and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. In June we hold our Annual Awards Banquet recognizing exemplary businesses in categories of Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Non-Profit/ Civic Organization of the Year, and individual awards for Community Service Member of the Year and Chamber Member of the Year. LM: Suzanne: Is there anything else you would like to add? OUR VISION STATEMENT: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will be the leading resource for our diverse business community. ____________________________________________________ To learn more about the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, contact Suzanne Beauchaine at Director@CentralPascoChamber.com or call 813-909-2722 www.CentralPascoChamber.com 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Suite 16 Lutz, FL 33549


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Answer Our Questions

LM: Is there any collaboration between NTBC and other Chambers in the area? Does that translate into positive value for members? We have a formal (memorandum of understanding MOU) with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, which outlines how we will work together. Its primary purpose is to establish a formal link between the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the North Tampa Bay Chamber in order to facilitate cooperation and the promotion of issues of common interest related to business in Tampa and Hillsborough County. We have also collaborated with The Temple Terrace Chamber at times. LM: What is special about North Tampa in your opinion that is attracting the businesses, developers and home owners? We have land, with land owners that want to do business. As for home owners, the schools are great, the commute to downtown is palatable, and you get a lot of home for the money. The I-75 connectivity allows you to get anywhere in a relatively short time frame

LM Leadership of any organization or business requires diligence, time and effort. You have a family. With over 800 members in the Chamber how much time do you commit to the Chamber? What do you like to do with your family? A strong work-life balance is very important to me- so we try to ensure our programs and events respect that for not just us- the staff but for our members as well. We are business organization, so we try hard to have business hours. That doesn’t always happen, but we try. For all my team- we are 100% chamber from the time we walk in the door- and leave it at the office. When we are home- we are home. LM: What do you consider the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is watching others succeed! When a member gets a big account because of us, or a business we helped expands, those are the days I go home knowing the Chamber has made a difference. LM: Tell us something that nobody knows yet. :) I wish I could- but I take my confidentiality agreement very serious. We never want to lose the trust. LM: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about the Chamber at this time? The chamber is the sum of all its parts - the members, the board, the ambassadors. Similar to it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to run a business; and this Chamber is amazing! _______________________________________________________ For more information about North Tampa Bay Chamber: 1868 Highland Oaks Blvd. Suite A Lutz, Florida 33559 813.994.8534 office@northtampabaychamber.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HOPE ALLEN __________________________________________

Our Chamber name has changed. Our Chamber efforts remain laser focused! A decade ago we committed to be a transformative force and the voice that impacts the greater community. At no other time have we been more prepared to take this bold step than now. More than ever, we're seeing business, government and education working collaboratively across invisible borders creating a global brand that competes favorably in today's exciting economy. Population is growing, employment is at its highest level in decades and the area has seen nearly $186,794,141 in capital investment from competitive projects over the past two years. The momentum is palpable. Globally recognized corporations are investing in our area and your Chamber has seized the opportunity to be the convener, catalyst and the connector. In a global economy, 'status-quo' isn't good enough. Changing our name to NORTH TAMPA BAY CHAMBER positions our members for better opportunities and to recruit new businesses and people to locate to the area. That means more jobs and a vibrant economy for all.

LM: What are the Chambers plans for major events for the remainder of this year? A few years ago-the board decided to not do as many big events as we once had. We partner with outside agencies like Simpli Events and the Rotary for our major events. Our next major event will be our Annual Awards- Celebrating Excellence in Business in November.



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egin your new home build or deep dive your quarterly cleaning with the best tips to eliminate toxins from your floors, walls and windows. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks and can lead to many health issues. Laurie Slater, owner of Home Perfect Design, said, "I am extremely passionate about this topic because I have experienced lifelong issues with allergies derived from toxic home elements I didn't even realize existed until I was diagnosed. I hope to share some things I've learned along the way."

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Checklist for healthier carpet: • Made of wool • Padding made from wool or felt • Green Label Plus or Green guard low-VOC certification • Low-VOC adhesive or fastener system • No stain or waterproofing treatments

calm and welcoming scent in your home. Air fresheners can trigger allergies and often contain suspected endocrine disruptors, such as phthalates and synthetic musks. In addition to changing your HVAC air filters, you should vacuum out the vents once a year, or hire a professional to get the job done. Portable room air cleaners can be used to clean the air in a single room or specific areas, but they are not intended for wholehouse filtration. Drapes, blinds and shutters are breeding grounds for dust bunnies. Once a month, vacuum or dry clean your drapes, and dust blinds and shutters with wet rags. Seek out wood floors made in America and spend a little more for eco-friendly glue to eliminate off-gassing. Casual dining nook, designed with environmentally friendly products, interior design by Home Perfect Design, homeperfectdesign.com.

A healthy home starts with toxic-free paint and carpet. Clean window treatments help eliminate air pollution. Guest bedroom, designed with environmentally friendly products, interior design by Home Perfect Design, homeperfectdesign.com.

Avoid volatile organic compounds (VOC) in new carpet, paint and finishes According to the Environmental Working Group, the air inside our homes is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Chemical Pollutants build up in the indoor air we breathe, released from products like carpet, paint and flooring materials. Some people confuse “new carpet smell” with the off-gassing of the volatile organic compounds. Off-gassing is the process of volatile organic compounds and chemicals being emitted from new furniture or similar household materials. When inhaled, VOCs can contribute to many health problems including headaches, nausea and even damage to internal organs. It’s important to select U.S. manufactured hardwoods versus imports from overseas, as the standards for green production and emissions can vary. Allow at least three days before moving your furniture into your home once new flooring is laid so that any lingering emissions can dissipate.

Just like in carpet, VOCs can also be released from paints and finishes. If you’re adding a nursery or child’s room to your home, it’s especially important to use hospital grade paint and keep the toxic emissions as low as possible. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly paint brands in the market. Look for paints that are labeled “non-toxic” and check the label to ensure they contain no extra additives.

Checklist for healthier paint:

• Green Seal-11 certified • Water-based latex • Low or no VOC (less than 50g VOCS per liter) • No “antifungal” paints • No formaldehyde-released preservatives

Purify your air with proper filters and scents

Choosing toxic-free paint, carpet and finishes is just one step in keeping your air purified. You will continually need to make healthy choices for day-to-day items. While we all love a fresh-smelling home, plug-in air fresheners emit dangerous toxins into the air. Use only soy-based candles for a

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Avoid dirty cleaning products

The irony is not lost. Not all cleaning products are created… well, clean. The ingredient list in your products can tell you a lot about what toxins you are bringing into your home. You can link to EWG environmental working group website. Don’t use highlytoxic cleaners that include ammonia or chlorine bleach. Avoid chemicals that can cause skin burns and lung irritation such as hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, sodium or potassium hydroxide, or ethanolamines. The Environmental Working Group has a great resource of safe cleaning products to use. A beautiful home goes deeper than your décor. It begins and ends with healthy materials and products that give you purer air and peace of mind that not only is your home reflective of your style, but it’s healthy, too. __________________________________ The client is her world. Design is her passion. Perfection is her mastery.

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Lutz Guv’na Race

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utz Guv’na Race is a fundraiser that started in 1991 which is a lighthearted rivalry between candidates with the ultimate goal not to hold office but rather raise as much money possible for local charities. The Guv’na race has a long history in Lutz, going back 30 or 40 years and is a really fun, whacky and colorful contest, the purpose of which is to raise funds to be disbursed to local charities at the end. Over the years the Guv’na race has raised over $100,000 which is awarded to numerous Lutz charities and non-profits. It is sponsored by the Lutz Civic Association and the Lutz Women's Club. The reigning Gov’na will turn over their “Sash” to the winning new Gov’na at a special event on the 4th of July. The new Gov’na will spend the year helping to continue to promote local small businesses and raise awareness of charities and positive activities that impact the Lutz community. The Lutz Civic Association is responsible for allocating the funds received to help organizations in the area with the winning candidate getting a say-so in insuring where some of the funds go to their favorite organization. Each candidate is sponsored by one of these groups who help campaign for them in effort to push them over the top. Residents and business owners in Lutz are encouraged to support the candidates by attending functions that take place during May and June and donating until the beginning of July. At the end the new Gov’na will be crowned at a July 4th parade filled with festivities in downtown Lutz. The Guv’na race officially kicked off on May 19th with a madcap mock “debate” at the Old Lutz School, with candidates answering crazy questions and making crazier campaign promises to improve and enhance life in our beloved Lutz. Check out the Lutz Independence Day website for more details and pics. The Woman’s Club traditionally either puts forward a member candidate OR chooses one of the candidates to support and raise funds on behalf of. This year’s July 4th chair is Jennifer Rankin. Contact her at jenn4parade@ gmail.com. Marion Smith of Lutz Civic Association oversees the Guv’na contest. She may be reached at justagranny2004@ yahoo.com.

This year there are 3 candidates: Jessica Sherman, of Pinch A Penny Pools on SR 41. Dominic DeFante, owner of Panini Restaurant on VanDyke. Kandy Sinquefield, a trauma nurse and owner of American BellyDance Studio and Performing Arts Center.

Candidate Kandy Sinquefield

June 10 - 2:00pm - BellyDance 4 A Cause The Sydney Center (102 Whitaker Rd, Lutz). A BellyDance show to benefit the Lutz Gov'na race. Come see many styles of bellydance, colorful costumes and uplifting music. Tickets: $15.00 available at Kandy4LutzGovna.com or at the door if available. June 17th - Barbecue and BellyDancing at UNION72 - 2-5pm - (2000 Piazza Ave, Ste 150, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543). Bring the whole family out to eat at UNION72 and help support Kandy. A portion of your bill will be donated to the Gov'na's race by the restaurant. June 23- 7:00pm– Ms Lutz Pageant The Sydney Center (102 Whitaker Road, Lutz, FL 33549). Tickets - $15.00. Help us crown Ms Lutz 2018. We need contestants. Participants must be between the age of

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18 and 100, live in Lutz, and not be afraid to be in the Lutz 4th of July Parade. FOR MORE INFO ON THESE EVENTS VISIT Kandy4LutzGovna.com __________________________________ Candidate Jessica Sherman A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held June 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crystal Lake Manor Pavilion, 502 Crystal Grove Boulevard, Lutz, Florida 33549 for candidate Jessica Sherman. Adult tickets are $7; child tickets are $4 . Please RSVP at poolgirlLutz@gmail.com __________________________________ Candidate Dominic DeFante For more info on Dominic and his events visit or call Panini's in Lutz 3973 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz, FL 33558 Phone: (813) 962-3479

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Lutz Independence Day

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Wednesday, July 4th

Lutz Community Center • 101 First Avenue N Lutz, FL 33549 ABOUT THE RUN PARKING WARNING: Please DO NOT PARK near the Lutz Civic Center as you may not be able to leave before the end of the parade. To facilitate leaving after the event and before the parade, park south of Lutz-Lake Fern Road or east of US 41. If you park west of US 41, please park near the dog park and NOT near the Civic Center. MAIL IN REGISTRATION: Make checks payable to: Lutz Independence Day Run Registration forms should be sent to: Lutz Independence Day Run 2863 Saint Croix Dr Clearwater, FL 33759-2019 If you would like a registration form emailed to you, please send an email to ricdoor@hotmail.com and put Lutz I-Day Run Reg Form on the subject line. In Person Registration is available (until June 30th) Monday through Friday during the day at: Big Fred's Automotive Repair 19301 US Hwy 41 N Lutz, FL 33548 813-997-2841 REGISTRATION FEES: Early registration for the 5K is $20.00, after 6/1, it is $25.00 and on race day, $30.00. The one mile is $10.00 early and $15.00 on race day. Both races is $22.00 early and $27.00 after 6/1. T-SHIRTS: All pre-registered runners are guaranteed shirts, those who register race morning will be on a first-come, first-served basis as long as supplies last. DIRECTIONS: Lutz is located north of Tampa on US 41. From I-275, exit at Bearss Ave, go west to Nebraska, then north on US 41 approximately 4.5 miles. The Civic Center will be on the left (if heading north) just past Lutz-Lake Fern Road. (Note Parking Warning above) 5K AWARDS: M/F Overall and M/F Master awards and three deep in 5 year M/F age groups from 9 & under (10-14, 15-19, etc.) through 80 plus. One Mile Awards: M/F Overall awards only, all finishers will receive a finisher ribbon. TIMING: So that the awards can be announced sooner to facilitate those who wish to leave before the parade, MyLaps Bib Chip Timing will be used. When you pick up your bib number, it will have a timing chip attached to it. EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE Race Day Registration: Inside the Lutz Civic Center starting at 6:15 am. Packet pick-up for pre-registered will be race morning. Do NOT park near the Civic Center as you may not be able to leave after the race due to the parade. START TIMES: 5K starts at 8:00 am One mile starts at 8:45 am (approx) Both races start on Lutz-Lake Fern Road, west of the intersection of First Ave.



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In 2010, I was diagnosed with osteopenia which I learned is the early stages of osteoporosis. While I knew a little about osteoporosis and its debilitating complications, I did my research looking for ways to control this difficult disease. I am an active person and I want to stay that way. I knew about the various pharmaceuticals that were available, but as I learned more, the contraindications were overwhelming: esophageal issues; stomach ulcers; bone, joint, and muscle pain (sometimes severe); back pain; and other negative side effects. Then I read an article about 20 Minutes to Fitness. I must admit that it sounded just too good to be true. But with their Initial Orientation and Initial Training Session being free, I really had nothing to lose. At my first session, I learned about their unique training protocol and the many benefits that it offers. I was especially excited about the research that shows its positive effects on preventing osteoporosis which was my original goal. This unique training program increased my energy and stability, it improved my golf game (hitting the ball 20 to 30 yards further!), and my recent bone density test showed a significant gain in my bone density! And, 20 Minutes to Fitness offers many other benefits: • More effective than traditional forms of strength training • More time efficient: Requiring just one 20 minute session a week in a semi-private studio • Extremely safe: Trained on highly specialized equipment, and always with my own certified Personal Fitness Coach by my side • A sweatless workout, performed in a cool environment, allowing clients to train in either their workout or street clothes Here’s some more information I found during my research: Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue (primarily in the spine and hips), which can result in debilitating bone fractures. During our middle age years, we all lose bone mass at about 1/2% per year. For menopausal women that rate accelerates. And, • One-half of women over 50 will have osteoporosis before they die. • Men over 50 have a greater risk of osteoporosis than prostate and colon cancer combined. Once considered a consequence of aging, osteoporosis (or osteopenia, which is the early onset of osteoporosis) is now considered preventable. Whether or not you suffer from osteoporosis, here are some steps, other than the high risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to slow down and even prevent this disease: • Diet rich in vitamin D and calcium • Approved medication • No smoking or excessive alcohol • Reduced steroid use • Reduce caffeine intake • Resistance strength training And as I found out through my own experience, the research is very clear as to the benefits of resistance strength training: Consistent high-intensity, resistance strength training with low repetitions has a remarkable impact on increasing bone mass density and reducing and even preventing osteoporosis. The research demonstrates that load resistance (weight) is far more important than the number of repetitions. These findings are significant in the fight against osteoporosis – strength training doesn’t just slow the loss of bone mass, it actually builds back bone mass! Osteoporosis is a major health issue, especially for females. But it is preventable. All it takes is knowledge and the desire to take surprisingly easy steps to avoid this painful and debilitating disease. I would highly recommend giving 20 Minutes to Fitness a call and take advantage of their Free Orientation session before this offer runs out. You have nothing to lose and everything (including bone) to gain.

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ull Life Chiropractic is now open! We are a full family chiropractic office offering massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Our team of sports therapists and pediatric chiropractors make this a safe healthcare experience for all ages. From infants with colic to sports and auto injuries this office is catered to helping children and adults restoring their Full Health potentials. Dr. Hafer is a pediatric and pregnancy chiropractor helping in child development, peri-natal care, and post pregnancy rehab. Our onsite software and diagnostic center allows us to assess posture changes and conditions without any risk to the patient. Dr. Dolcecore is a neurological upper Cervical chiropractor specializing in neuro-developmental conditions in children and adults such as autism,

ADHD, vertigo, dizziness, migraines, and chronic pain. Our X-ray faculty utilizes the most advanced X-rays in medicine with the Blair technique and we also have access to cone beam CT imaging to search deeper into chronic and long term injuries that may have been missed in past. We encourage people in the Pasco and Lutz area to explore this cutting edge office. Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop with all our ongoing events and workshops around the community. Also take advantage if our new patient promotions taking place now by calling 813-388-6068 or visiting FullLifeTampa.com. ____________________________________ 1003 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 info@mylutzchiropractor.com 813.607.0474

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aking a personal approach to each buying or listing opportunity Tunisia Abraham prides herself on being a future member of your family. After all, buying and selling homes is a unique experience, some happy, and some sad. Ms. Abraham is here to assist you with your real estate needs with boutique style service. A certified relocation, and staging agent and with a background in marketing, rest assured that attention to detail will be given to each individual situation. One might ask how can you provide a boutique experience in real estate? Ms. Abraham, takes her time with her clients, ensuring that no matter the price point home, you feel your needs are being addressed. With a team of agents, finance representatives, movers, stagers, decorators and more, listing or buying a home with Ms. Abraham as your agent you will be well represented. Also, representing the luxury market, Ms. Abraham as an experienced luxury agent knows the luxury market takes a different, sometimes outside the box method to sell. It is important to feature the aspects of the home, not who is buying or selling it. Therefore, the privacy and protection of her clients is key.

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Things to Do..... POLKA DOT FLEA

June 8 & 9 Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando www.polkadotflea.com The annual Polka Dot Flea is filled with cool vintage items and wares, more like a Paris street market than a junkyard of overstock items. Treasure hunters delight in one-of-a-kind finds, as well as unique items of clothing, funky antique jewelry, repurposed bikes, furniture and more. ..................................................................................

Over 350 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “rail buff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. ..................................................................................

Tampa Bay Summer RV Show

June 7 - 10 Florida State Fairgrounds 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Thursday – Saturday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sunday) ..................................................................................

Sound of Music

Florida Gun Show

June 2 & 3 Florida State Fairgrounds Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm BUY, SELL AND TRADE is our motto but when bringing your gun to the show, it MUST be unloaded, checked by an officer at the entrance and secured with a plastic tie strap. This includes Concealed weapon Permit Holders, in accordance with the Florida Laws. No loose ammo is permitted in the show. ..................................................................................

June 5 - 10 Straz Center – Carol Morsani Hall www.strazcenter.org The hills are alive! The brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. ..................................................................................

Job Fair

19th TAMPA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE June 2 & 3 Florida State Fairgrounds Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

June 5 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wiregrass Mall Mall-Wide Job Fair just in time for the summer! Job seekers may visit participating stores individually for job opportunities from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We respectfully request you do not visit the stores early in order to give stores time to prepare for applicants. ..................................................................................

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June 9 & 10 Florida State Fairgrounds www.repticon.com This long-running annual features tubloads of slithery, cold-blooded creatures for petting, handling, photographing, purchasing or watching in one of the many educational lecture events devoted to snakes, geckos, iguanas, toads, turtles and more. ..................................................................................

....... AKC All Breed Dog Show

June 13 - 17 Florida State Fairgrounds ..................................................................................

Join us for a special Father's Day Storytime with a book celebrating all that is great about dads. Activities to follow. ..................................................................................

Patel Conservatory presents The Wizard of OZ

June 14 – 17 Straz Center – TECO Theater www.strazcenter.org Performed by students in grades 3-8, Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl, along with her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, journey through the land of OZ and discover there is truly no place like home. ..................................................................................

The Illusionists™ Live from Broadway™

June 15 – 18 Straz Center – Carol Morsani Hall www.strazcenter.org Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Tampa. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. ..................................................................................


June 22-24 One of the southeast United States’ largest LGBT pride celebrations features artists, musicians, fashion designers, community leaders, business owners and activists. The grand finale is the evening night parade and family- and pet-friendly street festival on the last weekend of Pride. ..................................................................................

June 16 - 11 am Shops at Wiregrass – Barnes & Noble


June 29 & 30 Downtown New Port Richey For those who can’t wait until July 4 to get the party started, New Port Richey’s KIAFEST Main Street Blast early Independence Day celebration includes all the holiday highlights: fair food, a Miss Firecracker contest, live music and, of course, fireworks. ..................................................................................

Tampa Bay Boat Show

June 22 - 24 Florida State Fairgrounds The Tampa Bay Boat Show will be overflowing with watercraft and exhibits for the boating enthusiast. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Millions of dollars of inventory on display indoors! ..................................................................................

Blacklight Slide

Body Mind Spirit Expo

Father's Day Storytime Featuring With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

Guy Torry

June 28th - July 1st - check website for Improv Tampa www.improvtampa.com/ In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap to comedic actor with great success. ..................................................................................

June 23 - 24 Florida State Fairgrounds Join us for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. With wonderful exhibits and free presentations, the expo truly will have you smiling throughout the weekend. ..................................................................................

June 30 - Check in 4:30pm Sun ‘n Fun 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811 www.blacklightslide.com Blacklight Slide™ is an incredible experience unlike any other. This night event, focused on UV Neon Glowing fun, brings you and your loved ones together for the best night of your lives! At the Blacklight Slide™, you get the chance to go down slides filled with Neon Glow-inthe-Dark water, assuring you and your friends that you will Get Glowed™! During this insanely fun event is a celebration with the best music from the top DJs in the country. ..................................................................................




|| T R I P O N A TA N K F U L || By Danni Matter

Rainbow Springs I

f you haven't explored Florida's natural spring systems and the idyllic parks that often accompany them, you are missing out on one of the finest natural gems our state has to offer. The water that "springs" from the ground in these areas is sourced directly from the Aquifer, making it some of the cleanest natural water available. Spring water is known for being crystal clear, allowing us to see everything that is happening beneath the surface up to 30 feet or more. There are an estimated 600 springs within the borders of Florida, which gives it one of the highest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth. Thirty-three of those springs produce over 65 million gallons of water per day, and many, such as Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon, directly feed into rivers. Rainbow Springs, and the river that shares its name, is located about an hour and a half north of Tampa in the heart of the Florida wilderness. As a State Park, it offers visitors the opportunity to swim in the headsprings, a large natural swimming pool which is the location of the fissure from which the water is produced. The water is stunningly blue, and can also be shockingly cold to the unexpecting swimmer – natural springs maintain a temperature of about 72 degrees year-round. In addition to the swimming area, Rainbow Springs State Park also contains a campground, which is accessible to those camping in both tents and RVs, as well as a tubing entrance to the river. Many external locations exist to rent canoes and kayaks as well, and kayaking down Rainbow River is an experience I would recommend to anyone who is interested in experiencing true natural beauty. Birds, otters, and other animals can be spotted along the route, and there are locations along the banks of the river where you can stop, take a break, or take a dip in the cool currents. In addition to being enjoyable for recreational activities, the Springs also serve a functional purpose in regards to the health of the ecosystem. As they consist of groundwater, springs contain many essential dissolved gases and nutrients that support an abundance of plants and wildlife. In addition, archaeological evidence suggests that humans have been using Rainbow Springs for upwards of 10,000 years. As a park, it was first owned privately and showcased as an attraction from the 1930s to the 1970s, but closed down ultimately as the Interstate highway system drew more visitors to Orlando and away from small town attractions. In the 1990s it was opened to the public as a State Park, but some elements of the original attraction still remain, such as the waterfalls built and fed with water from the river, and the remnants of a zoo that held native animals for public viewing. The Butterfly Garden located in the park marks the previous location of a rodeo arena. Today, Rainbow Springs and other Florida Springs are once again an essential part of Florida tourism, drawing visitors in and helping to boost our state's economy. It is amazing to think that a natural wonder exists so close to our home, and a trip to the Springs is a fantastic way to cool off in the summer heat. The headsprings area of the park is open 365 days a year, from 8 AM to sunset, with the entrance fee being $2.00 (children under 6 are free). The campground and tubing entrance hours vary according to the time of year, and more information can be found on the park's website. If you're making a list of places to go this summer with the kids, friends, or spouse, Rainbow Springs is one you won’t want to miss. Just make sure to pack the sunscreen! 19158 SW 81st Place Road Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 465-8555

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Lawn &

Garden June, 2018

What to Plant

Annuals: Annuals that can take full sun during the increasingly hot summer months include celosia, portulaca, vinca, and some coleus. Palms: Summer's warm, rainy months are the perfect time to plant palms. Make sure not to cover the trunk with soil. Herbs: Plant heat-loving herbs, including basil, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary. Pinch back regularly to prevent flowering and enhance branching. Vegetables: Plant okra, southern pea, calabaza, Malabar spinach, and sweet potato. It is too late to plant tomatoes.

What to Do

Pests: Monitor the landscape and garden weekly for harmful insects. Knowing which insects attack a plant can aid in identification and treatment. Irrigation: Watch for drought stress and water as needed if rainfall has been spotty. Focus on new plantings and follow watering restrictions. When rains begin, shut down the irrigation system. Propagation: Produce more plants by air layering, grafting, division, or cuttings. Palms and cycads: Watch for nutrient deficiencies or other problems and use an appropriate treatment. Keep lawn fertilizers away from the root zone. Pruning: Lightly prune summer-flowering shrubs, like hibiscus, oleander, and crapemyrtle, during the warmer months because they bloom on new growth. Azaleas can still be pruned until the middle of next month without harming next spring's buds. Fertilizer Bans: Some municipalities in central Florida prohibit the application of fertilizer to lawns and/or landscape plants during the summer rainy season (June–September). See if such an ordinance exists in your area. Soil solarization: Clean up your vegetable garden and solarize the soil to kill pests and disease.




KENTUCKY DERBY CHARITY CLASSIC The Cheval Women’s Club, Inc, held their annual Kentucky Derby Charity Classic at the Cheval Golf and Athletic Club, (co-host) Prime 19 dining room. First for the reviews: “Good time-Music, food, entertainment was great”, “Really wonderful-such blessed talent, fun event, everyone enjoyed, good company and fellowship Thanks” “Fabulous fun event”, “Bring Back Jonathan Davis, Loved him” , “Fantastic “, “Great Event and Johnathan is amazing”, “Excellent Night, an awful lot of fun”, OUTSTANDING, “ Excellent time with friends” and so the reviews continued. Billie Byers, President of Cheval Women’s Club, Inc., welcomed all the guests and

GFWC LUTZ-LAND O’LAKES WOMAN’S CLUB has formally installed 6 new members into their ranks at their recent Spring Luncheon. The new members were warmly welcomed into the fold of these tireless “green shirt” ladies who have served on behalf of the community since 1960.

Members enjoyed a group tour of Lettuce Lake Park with binoculars and cameras in hand. The ladies were led by Joel Jackson (rear), husband of member Barbara Jackson, who helped them identify all manner of flora, fauna and avian species in this preserve. The framed prints were photographed by Mr. Jackson and presented to the Club Conservation co-chairs, Nancy Allen and Lonna Vizzari (l & r front), who coordinated this educational outing. For more information on this active volunteer organization, please visit www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org

Members recently volunteered to serve a delicious hot meal to the more than 380 daily diners in need and to sit with these guests to provide conversation and fellowship. Trinity Café in Tampa defines itself as a daily demonstration of humanity in action. The club women have served as “servers” at Trinity for many years and intend to increase their involvement since there is the need. 26 | LUTZ MAGAZINE | JUNE 2018 | TO ADVERTISE CALL 813-501-4894

our Platinum Sponsor Dr. Adam J. Scheiner and his lovely wife Carrie along with representatives from our chosen charities. Those charities were: Operation Helping Hand, Paws for Patriots and Joshua House. Kim Hyde represented Paws for Patriots, Ann Mickel represented Operation Helping Hand and Michelle Smith and Alexia Klima represented Joshua House. Each charity gave an overview of what they support and the lives affected by their work. Johnathan sang and played, My Old Kentucky Home and the audience participated in the sing along prior to the race. The live race was broadcast with wining baskets, presented by Betty Carrig, (Treasurer Cheval Women’s Club Inc.) Best Dressed contests for both the women and men in the audience were held by Mariel Rubin, (Secretary Cheval Women’s Club, Inc.) The best dressed lady went to Dottie Weist, best ladies hat to Peggy Graham. John Counter was chosen as the best dressed man and Dr Scheiner won the most creative dapper dressed gentleman. Dinner was served and a concert was presented by the renowned Johnathan Davis, Maestro. Cheryl Worsham, AC Productions presented Mr. Davis and the agenda for the concert. There were individual artists that preformed, Luis Colon and Melissa Burkhiser, (also V.P.for the Cheval Women’s Club, Inc.) We also had a sing along from the audience Tara Pinkerton, who sang Over the Rainbow, all to our audiences delight. Billie and Ray Byers co-sponsored the music for the evening. Mr. Davis was amazing and outstanding in his abilities, versatility, with his engaging personality. We wish to thank Mike Jeckel, Director of Food and Beverage, And Ben Hitchens, chef both of Cheval Golf and Athletic Club, and Larry King owner of the Cheval Golf and Athletic Club, for their co-operation and assistance in planning this event. In addition there were over 20 people who participated in making this a special evening. You will not want to miss this popular event next year. Hope to see you all there.

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aws for Patriots, a 501(c3) and project of Southeastern Guide dogs is a chosen charity of the Cheval Women’s Club, Inc. For Michael Jernigan, giving back to vets through the Paws for Patriots Program he co-founded brings his family’s commitment to service full circle. When he enlisted in the Marines at 24, Michael was sworn in by his father, a career soldier in a long line of military men that included both grandfathers and three uncles. Generations of veterans have sacrificially served our country. They leave family, train tough and survive extreme conditions. Some endure explosions and injuries, and many have lost their vision or now live with the debilitating symptoms of Post -Traumatic Stress (PTSD).Paws for Patriots a project of, Southeastern Guide Dogs serves active duty and retired servicemen and women with the respect and dignity they deserve. Veterans have served for freedom’s sake, and now they deserve the freedom to navigate with heads high and renewed confidence.

About their veterans programs Guide Dogs - Their guide dogs offer independence and freedom to visually impaired veterans, restoring confidence and dignity. Veterans live and learn on campus for 20 days with help from their new companions. Gone are tentative steps and white canes, replaced by heads held high and brisk paces. Veteran Service Dogs – Their service dogs help veterans heal from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disabilities. With unconditional love and loyalty, they respond to commands that help restore stability and wellbeing. After their 11 day class, veterans report powerful stories of reconnecting with family and society once again. Facility Therapy Dogs – places handpicked dogs to live with facility staff members and provide therapeutic comfort to veterans and families being treated in military medical facilities or working in high-stress military environments across the nation. Gold Star Family Dogs – Their Gold Star Family dogs give the gift of comforting friendship. Recognizing the sacrifices made when a family member dies in service to the nation. They offer well behaved, loving companion dogs to Gold Star families in need. Military Family Dogs – Military family dogs are loving, gentle dogs that give the gift of companionship and support to military personnel and families

as a tribute to the respect and honor they deserve. As families share the sacrifices made by veterans, their dogs offer a ready hug and listening ear. Emotional Support Dogs – Their emotional support dogs warm the heart

and soothe the soul for veterans with disabilities. Veterans improve their physical social, and emotional wellbeing as the dogs provide companionship, relieve loneliness and help mitigate chronic stress, anxiety, depression.

Larissa Daigle, Director Donor Relations Manager may be reached at 941-803-7537, for more information concerning the Paws for Patriots Project. The Cheval Women’s Club, Inc. (who takes no remuneration) has the third year running chosen Paws for Patriots as one of their chosen charities, and we have been given the honor of having Michael Jernigan speak at one of our fund raising event. If you would like to become a part of our club in supporting local charities, you may e mail rbyers16@tampabay. rr.com -- Submitted by Billie Byers, President CWC. , Inc.

Finding the right specialist for your orthopedic needs just got easier!


he Center for Bone and Joint Disease is pleased to welcome Christopher Linberg, M.D. to our growing practice. Dr. Linberg is the Centers newest orthopaedic surgeon and is staffed full time at our new Lutz office. Dr. Linberg is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He completed his surgical training at Wayne State University and the prestigious Mayo Clinic. After completing his surgical training, Dr. Linberg was assigned to McDill AFB in Tampa where he became the Chief of Orthopaedics. Dr. Linberg treats a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions but has a special interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries and joint replacement.

Dr. Juan Raposo, Dr. George Kardashian & Dr. Alexander Pappas also have clinic days in the Lutz office.



Who are Cornerstone Pros? C

ornerstone Pros, an Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical company provides all three trade services to residential customer as well as businesses. Cornerstone is a local Company based in Land O Lakes, but services all Tampa and surrounding counties. Dana Deckard Spears, Owner and President, founded Cornerstone Pros, in 2006, and expanded to Plumbing Services in 2012, and added Electrical service in 2014. Dana believes in onestop-shopping convenience for her customers, by providing all three trades to her customers. Her top priority is her customers comfort, along with providing Honest, Reliable, Professional and 24/7 service. Cornerstone Pros being a women run company is unusual. You don't often find a women in the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical trades. Her leadership, along with her husband James Spears technical skills has taken Cornerstone from 6 employees to 60, in the last 12 years, and continues to grow, recently adding a 5,200 square foot warehouse.

This warehouse addition, allows her to better serve her customers needs by having AC units, parts, Water purification systems, hot water heaters, & standby generators and equipment readily available. Cornerstone services all brands and is always happy to provide free estimates for installations, and a second opinion on repairs. In addition to repair and replacement services, Cornerstone Pros has a separate maintenance department for all three trades, providing regular cleaning and preventative maintenance checkups as well as maintenance plans. Cornerstone Pros is a family affair and family run company that includes her

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Taub Entities proudly revealed the architectural plans for The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place, a distinctive luxury tower that will become the most exclusive building in all of Tampa Bay.

he Sanctuary is architecturally striking, with an elegantly curved tower design that will provide stunning views from every room in the home. Designed by local architect, Tim Clemmons, of Place Architecture, The Sanctuary will rise 17 stories and will have only 15 residences, with each level of the tower boasting a single-family floor plan as well as a two-story Penthouse suite. Homeowners at The Sanctuary will own the entire floor with no shared walls or hallways giving them the utmost privacy and security that a luxury tower has to offer. The Sanctuary, located on Bayshore Boulevard and adjacent to Fred Ball Park, is an estimated $40 million tower with residences from $2.3 million to more than $4.8 million. Developers, Brian and Debbie Taub, wanted Place Architecture’s team to create a building that embraced the natural surroundings of the site. Homeowners will have the pleasure of being engulfed by majestic sun rises over Bayshore Boulevard and can find serenity looking over tree-canopied Fred Ball

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The Sanctuary will be the first luxury tower in the United States to use a frameless glass wall system. The Taub’s feel that Tampa’s luxury real estate market is ready to embrace a superior standard of top-tier finishes. “We aren’t raising the bar; we are the bar. No other tower in Tampa Bay will have the finishes we offer as standards. The Sanctuary will be the first building on Bayshore where every floor is a singlefamily residence. Every homeowner will have the luxury of owning the entire floor along with gorgeous 360-degree views and 80’ of waterfront overlooking Tampa’s crown jewel, Bayshore Boulevard,” added Brian Taub.

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