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MAGAZINE Volume I, Issue 5 February, 2011

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Love is in the air or is that just the frost? How many freezes have we had now? I hope that everyone has a love filled Valentine’s Day. All you have to do to accomplish that is greet everyone with a smile and maybe give them a chocolate kiss. :) That makes everyone’s day. If you went to Gasparilla, send us your pictures! Either from the parades, races or one of the balls. And of course, any great pictures from your Valentine’s Day. What to send us: • Lots of Pictures!

• Pet stories and pictures

• Birth, wedding, graduation, anniversay announcements

• Resident Stories (about you, a family member or friend in Tampa Palms) • Boy and Girl Scout News and Happenings • Community News

• Charity Events and Happenings

• School News and Pictures • Social Clubs information

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© 2010 Palms Magazine. All rights reserved. Palms Magazine is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Tampa Palms area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Palms Magazine is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Tampa Palms Association or Tampa Palms Country Club. Tampa Palms Country Club logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Palms Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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Club News account for less than 10% of the tobacco plant, require double the fermentation time, and need up to a year’s worth of additional processing. The end result is a cigar that sells for top-dollar because of its rarity, and the unique, truly spectacular taste that is a complex, robust burst, with a deliberate finish. Cigars heavy on ligero are not subtle, but the strength and depth of their flavor hearken back to the cigars blended by artisans of the 1800s.

It’s Party Time!!

Cigar Central

Revitalizing Cigar Traditions From F&B Director – Richard Closs

Since the late 1990s when cigar consumption rose by 50%,hat cigars and 2011 cigar-smoking has asis your New Yearculture Resolution? cended to become of theones, pervading symbols of Beyond theone typical it should include elite socialastatus all overevent the world. Current trends throwing memorable for a loved one, amongst cigar connoisseurs lookorboth backwards finally “popping the question” surprising your to revitalizing cigar traditions, and forwards nearest and dearest with a celebration they to willthe creation of high-end of the cigarhas lifestyle. never forget! Thoughenhancers the holiday season come to a close, the reason to celebrate continues year Over ten years ago, when neophyte cigar smokround at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club! ers began dominate world ofpoint cigar For some,tothe holidaysthe areexclusive the exclamation clubs, light-bodied cigars were the talk of the town. at the end of the year, but for many, the reason for Now though, as cigar-palates fullcelebrating is just beginning. have We matured, fill our calendars bodied cigars areanniversaries, all the rage thanks to the strategic with birthdays, and important dates usecelebrate, of ligero –but a well-fermented culled from to sometimes thetobacco best reason is just the upper part of the plant where the leaves receive the celebration itself. maximum sunlight. The extra sun gives the leaves a heartier taste, and thicker, heavier texture resulting in the added advantage of a slow burn.

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Highest-quality ligero can be found in the Cubanseeded tobacco growing throughout Central America, but it’s still a relative rarity. Ligero leaves

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As the full-bodied movement ascends within the cigar world, Nicaragua-based Diesel Unlimited has brought the tradition firmly into the millennium by creating the world’s first cigar to use the thick, meaty ligero leaf as a wrapper. The result is an ultra-rich, spicy shot of earth, leather and oak, with a hint of sweetness. This modern cigar milestone is hard to come by, but the experience is singular and unforgettable. A growing trend in subtler cigars also emanates from Nicaragua, but embraces tobacco grown in Africa. Adventurous collectors are now experiencing fivecountry tobacco blends including exotic leaves from the new fields of Africa’s Camaroon, such as the Victor Sinclair Series 55 Cameroon Robusto. Don Lino’s critically lauded Africa collection features a delicious blend that also includes Mexican tobacco, presented in spectacular boxes. In both cases, the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club is not only flavor profiles are unique. African tobacco imbues the place to commemorate milestones of past, but cigar filler with a distinct complexity that graduto create the very first memories celebrated for a ates on the palate, from woody first notes, to a hint lifetime to come. Have your Jingle Bells turn into of spice. Cigar makers are predicting an insurgent Wedding Bells? Not only are the holidays the most Africa-based cigar industry, and with South Africa popular time of year for proposals, but of the 2.3 becoming a new capital for cigar culture, this predicmillion couples to be engaged this year, ten percent tion will probably come to pass. will be popping the question this very Valentine’s Day! Last year over 70 couples entered marital bliss Collectors of top-echelon cigars from Johanneshere at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club and burg to Las Vegas, are embracing a new trend in gained a new set of reasons to celebrate this and humidors that combines the luxury of the cigar every year to come. world with the glamour of rare sports cars. Ferrari and Lamborghini have both created humidors for From intimate gatherings to elaborate receptions, the cigar aficionado who likes to live in the fast let our picturesque location, outstanding cuisine, lane. Ferrari’s Cohiba humidor, specifically designed

Tips from the Trainer

by Evan Smith, PT

For Success in your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Create an action plan- Without a plan and a vision for where you are going, you won’t accomplish your goals Start with small steps- Make it a priority to be physically active daily. You don’t have to start doing too much too soon. For example, you could start with 10 to 20 minute walks or try a beginner workout class Combine healthful eating with physical activity- This is the best way to lose weight and shape up. Be patient- You didn’t get where you are overnight, so you can’t expect to change overnight! For those of you who already lead an active lifestyle but want new results: Set new short-term & long-term goals- Make your goals SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time specific. Keep a journal and write down your vision- Make it attainable. Challenge yourself when you hit a plateau in weight loss- Change the activity to include new activities or bump up the frequency and intensity of your workouts. Be committed and productive- You may have to make adjustments with your nutrition and fitness plans in order to see results Have positive talks with yourselfSuccess is intentional when it comes to your health.

Reward yourself as you reach your goals- This will help keep you motivated, and you deserve it!

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Club News for in-car use with the Ferrari and impeccable service createF450 Warm and 599 GTB, features a shell inand Welcomes, Magical Moments, the brand’s signature color bright Fond Farewells for you andofyour yellow. Lamborghini’s limited guests. Let the staff at new Tampa Palms edition carbon fiberClub cigarhelp humidor Golf and Country make is a piece of furniture unit that holds 2011 a year of excitement to help you about 150memories cigars. With a highcelebrate of the past and to lacquered design finished in create newrosewood once-in-a-lifetime memoleather and kiln-dried Spanish ries to celebrate year after year.cedar, this home feature is as stunning as the car that Palms inspiresGolf it. and Country Tampa Club is the perfect host for your Whether one fills theand Lamborghini wedding ceremony reception, humidor with a Don Lino Africa or bar and bat mitzvah, anniversary Duma, orparty, smokes a d.X belicoso from birthday reunion, corporate Diesel or Unlimited while hurtling down event, fundraiser. Contact our a highwayEvent in a bright yellow Ferrari, Certified Professionals, Jeanthe world of the is nelle Rossano orcigar Jennyenthusiast Leland, at embracing increasingly diverse blends (813) 972-1991 for more informaas much is reveling in the return tion and as toitbegin planning your to someoccasion. of its original traditions. The special We do the work, resulttake is a the wonderful renaissance you credit! No setup, noin the only the up, world that’s cleanart up,form just in show have funliterand ally designed to gothat up last in smoke. create memories forever!

Sweetheart Spa Special

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Come and be pampered together! This special combines a 60-minute Swedish Relaxation Massage and a 60-minute Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Treatment. The Couples services will be performed in separate treatment rooms with separate therapists, but at the same time. This special package is available for $135.

Spa Services Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month Spa Specials! Treat yourself of the one you love to one of our Sweetheart Specials, or Heart Healthy Stress Relieving treatments! Give the Gift of Relaxation This Valentine’s Day pamper your loved one by giving them a gift from the Tampa Palms Spa. Gift Certificates are available for all Spa Specials and services and can be purchased and scheduled at the TAC Pro Shop. Valentines Spa Special pricing is available during the month of February only. Call 632-1676 for more information. Page 6

Let us renew and revitalize you this Valentines month with a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial and Tropicale Hydrating Hand Treatment. This great combination will leave you feeling refreshed and radiant! Treatment will last approximately 90 minutes. Take advantage of this wonderful treatment with our licensed aesthetician Paula Aghoian for the special February Sweetheart price of $95.

Body Treatment Special Our Tropicale De-aging Salt Mousse and Yogurt Wrap exfoliates and rehydrates the body, removing impurities and toxins. Skin is silky, nourished, and rejuvenated. Treatment lasts approximately 75 minutes, and is available in February for only $120.

Sweethearts Special

The Spa at Tampa Palms is pleased to introduce the addition of Microdermabrasion treatments to our skincare menu. Microdermabrasion is an innovative skin exfoliation process that offers faster improvements for skin concerns such as deep fine lines or wrinkles, skin discoloration and acne scars, with no down time.

season. Our swim team is made up of children ages 4 and up. Practice includes stretching and warm-up, developmental stroke training and drills, and a cool-down. Swimmers will be divided into smaller groups so children at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels will all receive the proper training. For additional information on Swim Lessons or Swim Team please contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Gary Goodner at (813) 632-1676 or garygswim@aol.com.

Meet our Coaches!

Tampa Palms Country Club Tiger Sharks The Tiger Sharks swim year round in conjunction with USA Swimming and the Private Club League spring

• 2007 Assistant Coach – Tampa Bay Aquatics – Hunter’s Green Branch, Tampa, FL

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• 2000 – 2006 Head Coach - Flagler Palm Coast High School Swim Team, Bunnell, FL • 1984 – 1999 Head Coach - Santo Domingo Aquatics - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Head Coach - Dominican Republic National Team - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • 1981 – 1984 Head Coach and Aquatics Manager – Carrollwood Village Swim Team, Tampa, FL • 1975 – 1980 Head Coach – Halifax Swim Association, Ormond Beach, FL and Head Coach – Mainland High School Swim Team, Daytona Beach, FL Volunteer Sprint Coach - Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL

Coach Gary Goodner is the Head Coach of the TBAY-Tampa Palms Branch. Coach Gary, a former Olympic swimmer, has more than 39 years experience coaching champions at all levels including age-group, high school, collegiate and masters. He delivers challenging, customized workouts that improve individual performance and abilities of fitness and competitive swimmers. He has experience in Teaching, Lifeguarding and Aquatics Management. Currently, he also coaches the Tampa Bay Aquatics Masters, a United States Masters Swimming sanctioned team.

Our Microdermabrasion treatments are offered alone or as combination therapy with a variety of peels. Call the TAC at 813-632-1676 to schedule your appointment today.

• 1999 – 2006 Head Coach - Flagler County Swim Team (USS Club) – Bunnell, FL

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• 1972 – 1975 Head Coach – Club National Sigma, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico & National Team Coach Puerto Rico National Swimming Team • 1971 Swimmer - Pan American Games, Cali, Columbia • 1968 US Olympic Swimmer (PR) - 1968 Olympic Summer Games, Mexico City, Mexico • 1967 Swimmer - Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • NCAA All-American Team (Swimming) • High School All-American Team (Swimming) Coach Gary Lee Goodner is the son of Head Coach Gary Goodner. He Continued on page 8

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started coaching the TBAY-Aquatics Tampa Palms Branch in 2008 under the tutelage of his father. He has assisted Coach Gary in producing TBAY’s best age-group swimmers and has elevated their levels to Junior Olympic standards. Coach Gary Lee’s impressive coaching is the equivalent of his father whose coaching standards are very competitive and individualized. He strengthens a swimmers weakness and capitalizes on their strength. He is also able to relate to our athletes of all levels including age-group and high school as he has extensive background experience in early and elementary childcare programming. To contact Coach Gary, or to get additional information on the Tampa Palms branch of TBAY or our Tampa Palms Tiger Sharks team, please contact the TAC at 632-1676. _____________________________

ough County, the number of players participating in both leagues totaled 205. As they embarked on their task at hand, which was to promote and grow both leagues, neither Jeanne nor Sylvie could have known what an overwhelming success their efforts would lead to. By the end of the 2009 season, this dynamic duo helped organize 10 mixed doubles teams and 17 combo teams, totaling 350 players. In 2010, they dreamed even bigger by establishing a new winter season for the mixed doubles league in addition to the summer season and adding a local championship between the winners of both seasons. The results, as they say, speak for themselves. When the 2010 figures were tabulated, 50 teams featuring 678 players had participated in the two leagues, representing a whopping 330 percent increase over the 2008 participation numbers. v

Tennis Usta League Tennis Coordinators of the Year   In February 2009, when Jeanne Matthews and Sylvie Roy were recruited by USTA Florida to become the local league coordinators for the Adult Mixed Doubles and Combo leagues in Hillsbor-

GOLF TIP OF THE MONTH From New Golf Head Pro Jeff Anderson PGA

A Solid Preshot Routine Is A Must For Good Golf Do you have a Pre-Shot Routine? Do you know it? So many golfers have a Pre-Shot Routine for most golf shots but don’t even know what their routine is when asked in a lesson.

visual for the shot. I then stand parallel to the line of play, still well behind the ball and make 1 to 3 practice swings, looking to feel the swing that I want to make for that shot.

We don’t want to be the golfer who makes a swing, when it finally feels right. Unfortunately, without a good Pre-Shot Routine it may never feel right, opening the door for tension and anxiety to creep into our game, and as we all know, tension and anxiety are the killers of both your Golf game and life itself.

Now I am behind the ball, with arms hanging low and trying to get as loose and relaxed as possible.

Since golf is not a reaction sport, that golf ball is just going to sit there and sit there until the golfer addresses it and executes a shot. Let’s find a Pre-Shot Routine that we will understand and rely on when it is time to make the swing. Understanding your Pre-Shot Routine will really help to keep the tension and anxiety levels way down. Watch the professionals on Television and you will see that they all have a solid Pre-Shot Routine. Some will tell you that Pre-Shot Routine involves selection of a club, checking the wind etc....and that is not wrong at all. For me, it is after those other decisions have been made, and now it is time to execute the shot. Here is My Pre-Shot Routine: It starts behind the ball, looking down the line of play to get a

I now look down the line of play and bring my line of play in, closer to the ball (about 3 feet). I am now staring at the spot 3 feet in front of the ball and approaching the ball while still staring at that spot until I get my feet parallel to the spot and the line of play. Now that I am in a good set-up position and ready to make the swing I waggle and look, a 2nd waggle and a look and as soon as my club touches the ground after the 2nd waggle and look, I swing. Because I know that I will be swinging after the second waggle, tension and anxiety are kept at as low a level as possible giving me the opportunity to execute the best possible swing. Study the professionals; watch for their Pre-Shot Routine and re-evaluate yours. Find a style that fits your game and practiced it on the range. Remember, it is important to know your PreShot Routine so that you will be prepared to make the best possible swing for the shot at hand. v

Jeanne Matthews & Sylvie Roy of Tampa “Terrific Twosome!”

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Rotary NEWS Mort Elementary Chorus delivers sweet sounds To the New Tampa Rotary Club

Evening Rotary Schedule The New Tampa Evening Rotary Club meets at 6:15 p.m. at Hunter’s Green Country Club. For more information contact Kimberly Weisgarber at 813-391-3974. The list of speakers for February 2011 is as follows:

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ne of the finest performances we’ve ever heard” said President Gary Gunter of the New Tampa Rotary Club as he recalled listening to the young group of students. Each year, Principal Beny Peretz invites the New Tampa Rotary Club to an exclusive program of Christmas and holiday music sung by their youth chorus as a “thank you” to the members of the club for their support of the elementary school.

3-Feb-11 John H Adams, PhD The New Tampa Rotary Club and Mort Elementary have had a long-standing relationship with its Mort Manatee Market and the newly established Mort Reader Program performed by volunteer members. Mort Elementary Vice Principal Daphne Fourqurean will speak to the Club on Friday, February 4th. , providing statistics on academic grades and student behaviors before Rotary’s involvement compared to today.

Dedication of Rotary’s Camp Florida Non-Denominational Meditation Chapel The dedication of the newly constructed Nondenominational Meditation Chapel will be held at Rotary’s Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Road, Brandon, FL 33510 (Ph 813654-4042) on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3 P.M. The dedication will involve the Camp leadership, representatives from various religions who use the Camp, a Camp Users Group representative as well as sponsors who supported the Chapel’s realization. Light refreshments will be served.

Rotary’s Camp Florida is a very special Camp for children with Special Needs (i.e., children with cancer, leukemia, diabetes, down-syndrome, etc.). The Camp is sponsored by all the Rotary Clubs throughout Florida. The new Non-Denominational Chapel will provide a place where campers, councilors, parents, relative and friends can go and meditate about lifethreatening situations as well as life in general. Information about the Camp can be viewed at the following website http://www.rotaryscampflorida.org.

Upcoming Programs Schedule

Experiencing life as a 16 year old in the U.S as an exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey

Our regular weekly club breakfast meetings are held on Friday mornings at 7:00 AM at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Our schedule for future club and District events, their dates, meeting times and speakers is listed below.

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01/28/2011 Necdet Ergul – 2010-2011 Rotary Exchange Student Palms Magazine

Global Health Infectious Disease Research pro. Department of Global Health College of Public Health

10-Feb-11 Mayra Calo - Immigration Law Pilka & Associates, P.A.

17-Feb-11 General - open meeting

24-Feb-11 John Joyce US Secret Service

02/11/2011 J. Michael Morris, C.P.A., Hanna, Lemar & Morris, C.P.A’s, P.A. CPA Michael Morris explains the latest tax code changes for businesses and individuals.

02/18/2011 New Tampa Rotary Speech Contest!

Join us as we meet future leaders from our area high schools while they compete for cash awards for the best speech on the current Rotary theme, “Building Are we “Paying it Forward?” Are the numerous vol- Communities – Bridging Continents.” Speakers will unteer hours we devote to the New Tampa Rotary be judged by members of a local Toastmasters Chapsponsored Mort Manatee Market Student Improve- ter on Content, Organization, and Delivery. In adment Project affecting a change in the students of dition to the cash award for the initial competition, Mort Elementary? Mrs. Fourqurean will provide the winner will advance to an intermediate level and statistics and a comparison of academic grades and if successful, on to a final competition on a date to student behavior before our involvement and now. be announced. Daphne Fourqurean, Vice Principal of Mort Elementary School

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TAMPA PALMS WOMEN’S CLUB INSTALLATION OF 2011 BOARD MEMBERS The annual Installation Ceremony of new Board Members for 2011 was held at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club on Thursday, January 20th. Each new member presented a flower to build a beautiful bouquet to represent their commitment to their duties. Out-going president, Mary Field passed the gavel to new President, Etta Green who addressed the group and expressed the admiration she felt for the friendly, charitable women of this club. The 2011 Board is as follows:

Etta Green, President Ginny Welch, Vice President Pat Horvath, Secretary Purnima Kumar, Treasurer Audrey Bartley, Membership Anita Hampson & Dana Sroufe, Activities

The club is off to a great start and will have their first meeting of the year on February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and social, followed by a general meeting and speaker from HCA Healthcare to discuss Women’s Health Issues. This is a topic very important to all of us and an excellent opportunity to discuss concerns or have questions answered.

The ceremony was attended by approximately 42 guests who dined on a special salmon Caesar salad with key lime pie for dessert.

The Tampa Palms Women’s Club is open to residents or property owners in Tampa Palms. Meetings are held at Compton Park on the first Thursday of each month (excluding July and August) with an outing on the third Thursday of the month. Please contact Audrey Bartley at 971-3294 for additional information or visit the website at www.tampapalmswomensclub@aol.com. v

Yard Sale for all residents Clean out before March 26th!

Bring items you want to ‗retire‘ to Compton Park on March 25 so they can get priced to be sold on March 26 from 9am to 1pm. Our web site has an application for the yard sale and at Compton Park. The costs are $15 for a space and an extra $15 for a large table. The application should be sent to Compton Park in care of TPWC. You do not have to live in Tampa Palms to rent a spot. Big furniture donations can be picked up if you let us know before March 25th. www.tampapalmswomensclub.com

Tampa Palm’s Women’s Club Fashion Show April 14, Tampa Palms Country Club Everyone invited!

Luckey EyeCare Premium EyeCare and Dry Eye Center Of North Tampa Bringing “Old Fashioned” Patient Care to the Wesley Chapel Area!

Specializing in:

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Dr. Robert E. Luckey Board Certified Optometric Physician Dr. Robert E. Luckey is a board certified Optometric Physician.  He is a proud graduate of Nova Southeastern University . Prior to Dr. Luckey’s career as an Optometric Physician, he served in the U.S. Military for fourteen years.  He is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), and is currently the President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists (HSO). Page 12

• Computer Vision Syndrome • LASIK Consultations • Contact Lens Fittings • Allergies and Dry Eye Therapy • Medical • Emergency Medical Care

Outstanding patient care, largest selection of frames in Wesley Chapel … such as Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, Adidas, Burberry, Dior, Vogue, Juicy Couture, Menizzi, Silhouettes, Costa Del Mar, Wiley X, Versace, etc. Luckey EyeCare, 27340 Cashford Circle, Suite 102,

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Point of Care Clinics Art Ultrasound “AortoScan” and finally; Uroflowmetry for the Accurate Diagnosis of Urinary Conditions of Ovaractive Bladder Enlarged Prostate and the Urinary Incontinence

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elow are the wide range of services offered at Point of Care Clinics:

Complete Physicals; Well Woman Exams; Routine Gyn Care; State of the Art Electronic Medical Records; Same Day Appointments; Onsite Lab Draws; Coumadin Clinic; Extensive Dermatology Disease Management; Skin Surgery for Skin Cancer, Moles Cysts and Skin tags; Skin Biopsies and Cryo therapy for Pre Skin Cancer; EKG and Holter Monitor for the diagnosis of Cardiac Conditions; Spirometry for the screening and diagnosis of Emphysema/COPD; Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Onsite State of the

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Dr Nawaz completed Internal Medicine Residency at Salem Hospital Massachusetts in 1996 a Harvard Health Care affiliated Hospital Boston MA. Dr Nawaz graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College Pakistan in 1986 and later received Dermatology training at world famous St Johns Institute of Dermatology London UK and moved over to the USA in 1992 . After moving over to the Tampa Bay Area in 1996, Dr. Nawaz has worked in multiple capacities and various office and hospital settings and gained vast experience in the understanding and management of complex internal Medicine problems. Dr Nawaz has been pursuing his passion for Dermatology and worked as the consultant Dermatologist at James Hailey Veteran Administration Hospital Tampa

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Florida, the busiest VA hospital in USA from 2001 to 2006 and continues to offer extensive medical and surgical Dermatology services to patients at POCC Primary Care.

Aliya Rathore MD Dr Rathore completed Family Practice residency in 2001 at St Mary’s Hospital of Nizareth Chicago IL and her Internship in Internal Medicine at Salem Hospital Massachusetts. Dr Rathore graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore Pakistan in 1989 and received post graduate training in OB & GYN. Dr. Rathmoreas been affiliated with POCC Primary Care since 2002 and while offering a wide range of family practice services has special interest in the practice of Women’s Health. Point of Care Clinics Primary Care are committed to provide the Compassionate Competent Efficient and State of the Art Primary Care and services for wide range of medical conditions. v

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School News Holidays in February

Tampa Palms Elementary School 6100 Tampa Palms Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647, 975-7390 tampapalms.mysdhc.org Home of the Eagles.

Conference Night Our Spring Conference Night will be on Thursday, March 3rd from 3:308:30pm. Please feel free to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher on March 3rd. Parent/Teacher communication is a critical aspect of your child’s success in school.

Kindergarten Round Up Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Friday, March 4th for all of our incoming Kindergarten students. The Round-Up will start at 8:30am in the cafeteria and families will receive an overview of the Kindergarten curriculum, registration requirements, and a tour of the school. All incoming Kindergarten students and their families are welcome to attend! (Please share this information with your neighbors who have pre-school aged children starting Kindergarten in August).

Safety Patrols Congratulations to the following fifth grade students who will serve as Safety Patrols for the third grading period: Matthew Bogdanoff, Justin Threadgill, Satya Dantuluri, Eugene Kim, Michael Thomas, Peyton Smith, Tommy Weinstein, Cobyn Panarelli, and Addie Port. The following students are the officers of the Safety Patrol Crew for the second semester of school: Captain-Rosa Rafae, Lieutenant –Aidan Carney, Sergeant -Kyra Okin, and SergeantAlden Cochran. We so appreciate the dedication of our Safety Patrols. Their hard work creates a foundation of leadership and service to our school. A special thank you to Ms. Schieler who serves as our outstanding Safety Patrol sponsor. Page 14

In the month of February students are off on Friday, February 11th. A long weekend is the perfect time to curl up with a book and read, read, read!

Spring Book Fair Our Spring Book Fair will be held during the week of February 21st-Thursday, February 24th. On Thursday, February 24th, the Book Fair will be closing at 11:00am. If you are interested in helping with the Book Fair, please contact Kelly Hanlin or Vicky Hopple, our Media Specialist, at 975-7390 ext. 239. ------------------------------------------

Freedom High School 17410 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647, 558-1185 freedom.mysdhc.org Home of the Patriots.

What’s going on at Freedom

Important Senior Dates: 4/9: Senior Prom 5/6: Grad Bash to Universal Studios 6/1: Last day of school for seniors/Senior Send-Off 6/8: Graduation, 3 p.m., USF SunDome

SAT & ACT SAT Dates

Deadlines

3/12 2/11 5/7 4/8 6/4 5/6 www.collegeboard.com Note: SAT: Sign up to take the SAT Reasoning Test, NOT the Subject Tests. List four colleges you may want your scores sent to. Test scores do NOT appear on your high school transcript.

ACT Dates

Deadlines

2/12 4/9

1/7 3/4

6/11 www.act.org

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waivers do not have to pay for the tests. Students on free or reduced lunch are eligible for 2 free SAT fee waivers and 2 free ACT fee waivers. These students will also be able to receive college application fee waivers.

Support Freedom Baseball This Wednesday, 1/26, from 4-10 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. A portion of your total bill goes back to the baseball team.

Yearbooks On sale this week. . .$85. Room 726. ------------------------------------------

Chiles Elementary School 16541 Tampa Palms Blvd. W., Tampa, FL 33647, 558-5422 chiles.mysdhc.org Home of the Falcons. ------------------------------------------

ACT: The writing section is optional; however, you must sign up to take it because colleges require it.

Upcoming Booster Meetings: Interested in Freedom Athletics? The Booster Club will meet the third Monday of every month: 2/28, 3/28, 4/18. All meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. For more information, contact: Freedomboosterclub@gmail.com. Free SAT Prep Class: The next Free SAT prep class will begin in February (2/12-3/5) at Freedom. Applications are in Guidance.

School Code Number (CEEB): 101771 Fee waivers: Students on free or reduced lunch may receive two SAT and two ACT fee waivers. Fee waivers will be distributed on Fridays only. Students who qualify for fee

Liberty Middle School 17400 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647, 558-1180 liberty.mysdhc.org Home of the Eagles.

Rotary Club Speech Contest The Rotary Club of New Tampa is sponsoring its annual speech contest Friday, 2/18, during its regular Rotary Club meeting. This year’s topic is “Building Communities Bridging Continents.” Prizes are $100-$200. First place winner at the local club level will proceed to the District level. Applications are in Guidance. February 2011

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New Tampa Chamber of commerce

Upcoming Events Tampa Mayoral Candidate Forum

a New Tampa Chamber event. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Register at www.NewTampaChamber.org.

Monday, February 14 Noon to 1 p.m.

Reserve Your Restaurant or Business Booth Now

Pebble Creek Golf Club 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa 33647 $15 pre-registered by Feb. 11 $20 at the door Hear from the candidates themselves without a media filter. Candidates Rose Ferlita, Dick Greco, Tom Scott and Ed Turanchik have confirmed at press time. Questions from the audience will be put to the candidates by Rachel Haviland, chamber president, who will serve as moderator for this one-hour Town Hall-style forum. This is an excellent opportunity to invite business colleagues to attend

Sunday, March 20

Wharton High School Stadium Rain or shine--restaurants and business booths are under commercial tents. Licensed restaurateurs may apply for a free booth. Business booth rates as low as $100 for Gold Level Members. Market your best to 3,000 potential customers. Reserve now for the best Taste of New Tampa ® location. Download info and applications at http://tinyurl. com/TasteofNewTampa.

Fairfield Inn & RSVP now to Kim Martin, Pebble Suites Ribbon Cut- Creek, kmartin@ace-golf.com. ting & Winter WonChamber derland Bash Connections Thursday, February, 10 12260 Morris Bridge Rd Temple Terrace, FL 5 p.m. FREE with pre-registration at www. NewTampaChamber.org

Networking on the 9’s Wednesday, Jan. 26 Wednesday, Feb. 23 3-6 p.m.

Pebble Creek Golf Club 10550 Regents Park Dr. Tampa 33647 $15 includes cart with GPS

Thursday, Jan. 27 Thursday, Feb. 24 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hosted by: Stonewood Grill & Tavern 17050 Palm Pointe Drive, Tampa FL 33647 FREE to members and prospective members Please join the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce for after-hours networking. We encourage new faces and prospective members, so the crowd is open to everyone. RSVP now.

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1st Annual Honest Abe 5K Race/2011 It’s Girl Scout T Cookie Time!

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irl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is pleased to announce Friday, Jan. 7 marks the start of the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program throughout its eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie – Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas – the wait is finally over! Through late-March, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Thank You Berry Munch, or Trefoils. This year, the Samoa celebrates its 35th birthday! Samoas are the number two top-selling Girl Scout cookie in west central Florida, second only to the Thin Mint. Girl Scouts in West Central Florida will take pre-orders through Jan. 28, and those cookies will be delivered beginning Feb. 20. Friday, Feb. 25 marks the start of booth sales, so keep an eye out at your favorite businesses and stores and take a box – or a dozen – home with you! Also beginning Feb. 25, visit www.gswcf.org and search for a Girl Scout Cookie Booth by zip code using the cookie booth locater Palms Magazine

system. It’s now easier than ever to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie cravings! Booth sales end Sunday, March 20. For those who want to support Girl Scouting in their communities but don’t want to enjoy the cookies themselves, GSWCF offers the Cookies from Home Program. This unique program is a way for Girl Scouts to give back to their communities: donations of cookies through the Cookies from Home Program will be sent directly to our military troops serving in combat zones overseas through a partnership with Support Our Troops. Donations to the Cookies from Home Program may be made in person through a Girl Scout, or online at www.gswcf.org at anytime during the Cookie Program, through March 20. Girl Scout Cookies are not only an icon of American culture, but also the world’s leading entrepreneurial program for girls. Through the program, girls practice useful life skills such as planning, decision-making and customer service. During cookie activities, girls are members of a team working towards a common goal, with each girl striving to do her best. For more information regarding purchasing Girl Scout Cookies and supporting Girl Scouting in your area, visit www.gswcf.org, or call (800) 881-4475, ext. 1838. v

his February, the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting the “Honest Abe 5K Race” to promote honesty by saluting President Lincoln’s birthday. This event will be taking place on Cypress Ridge Boulevard. The Boy Scouts of America are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and all donations made are tax-deductable. This single running event will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 8 am. The Race begins at American Consulting, 2818 Cypress Ridge Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544. Details on donation levels are included below. Bronze – Donation of $150 Bronze sponsors will receive 1 free race entry and the name of their business will be listed on the lowerback of the race’s official T-shirt.

and sponsors are encouraged to provide us with advertisements to include in the bags. Please contact me my person email, ajames@ DivorceLawTampa.com, with any questions and to make your donation pledge.

Race Starts at American Consulting 2818 Cypress Ridge Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544. Saturday, February 12, 2011. Time: Pre-Registration 7:00am7:30am 5K Awards: 3 Deep for each age group Amenities: Custom long sleeve T-shirt, fruit, hot chocolate, complimentary hot breakfast to be served at the Hampton Inn

Silver – Donation of $250 Silver Sponsors will receive 2 free race entries and their business logo will be printed on the middle-back of the race’s official T-shirt.

Registration Fee/Suggested Donations: $20 if registered by 5:00 February 11, 2011 at www. active.com. $25.00 day-of-race registration fee

Gold – Donation of $350 Gold sponsors will receive 5 free race entries and their business logo will be printed on the upper-back of the race’s official T-shirt.

Race Director: Don McBath (813) 929-6789, E-mail: DonaldLMcBath@yahoo.com

Platinum – Donation of $1000 or Greater Platinum sponsors will receive 8 free race entries and will have their company name printed on the front of the official race T-shirt. We invite all sponsors to set up a promotional booth at the head of the race so that they might interact with runners and promote their business. Also, we will be distributing goodie bags to the runners

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Make Checks Payable to: Gulf Ridge Council; in memo section please write “Honest Abe 5K Race” Mail Registration to: McBath Law Firm, P.A., 2412 Cypress Glen Drive, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544 Sponsors: American Consulting, Hampton Inn & Suites, McBath Law Firm, P.A. Costume Contest: Best Dressed Like Abe Look-Alike Contest! v Page 17


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Ready, Set, Action! in the New Tampa Area

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n mid 2010 shooting began on “The Evening Room”, an A Movie Productions film by local filmmaker Victoria Jorgensen which focuses on relationships in today’s hectic world. What you might not know is that there are ties to this production in the New Tampa area. Craig Miller, president of Full Throttle Intermedia collaborated with Jorgensen on several projects over the last few years through Florida

Creative Alliance. These productions range from TV commercials and web videos to documentaries which focus on our wounded veterans transition through the healing process. Miller currently serves on the board of directors for the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce and also on the board of the Rotary Club of New Tampa.

“Aside from being able to work on these amazing projects, I want to promote film production in the Tampa Bay area,” Miller reflected during a recent interview - “We have an endless assortment of venues that are just perfect for movie sets and our weather is unrivaled anywhere. There are also many high profile actors living in our area. The Evening Room was cast with local actors such as Leslie Maine, Larry Bukovey and Mary Rachel Dudley in key roles.” (Search IMDB.com) Miller’s company, Full Throttle Intermedia (FTI) provided the edit of the film and trailer along with the poster design. FTI has garnered 4 Telly awards for projects produced in their New Tampa studio and he is hopeful that his post production efforts on The Evening Room will be recognized for its high caliber quality.

The Evening Room is currently in the final editing stages and will be sent to the composer for scoring and sound track soon. Upon its release in the spring of 2011 it will be entered in film festivals worldwide including Berlin and Toronto. Independent Film Festivals are frequented by industry representatives looking for the next great film that can be developed into features and/or television series. Craig and Victoria are collaborating on two more short film projects with a eye on the New Tampa area to be used as a backdrop. l For further questions contact: Craig A. Miller, President Full Throttle Intermedia 971-8486

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Community Spotlight will get burned back and further stress your plant. A stressed plant can continue to live but becomes much more susceptible to disease, fungal problems and insect infestation. This is not a problem if you dislike the plant, however if you do like this plant and you want it to look good it will cost you more in time and money to rehabilitate the plant.

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ith the harsh winter we have had at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, there is an abundance of frost bitten plants. Many people ask what they should do with material that has been damaged by the cold. With the beautiful weather in between the cold snaps it is very tempting to get into the yard and start trimming off damage and pulling out what appears to be dead. Patience is a virtue and should be practiced in this case. Cutting off dead material, cutting your plants to the ground, adding

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fertilizer or even ripping plants out (if you like them and think they are dead) is not the right thing to do at this point of the year. We are not through with winter, and even though we are having some beautiful days and mild evenings we will probably get more cold weather. When you trim something that has been damaged by the cold it spurs new growth. The growth tends to be quicker when you get a few weeks of mild weather. These shoots are very tender though and if another cold front comes through that new growth

If you have a plant that has been burned by the cold and you no longer want it in the landscape there is no reason you could not just remove it. Keep in mind though that depending on the plant variety it may not be dead. Plants like Ixoras, Hibiscus, and Gingers will look dead above ground, but come spring will start to grow from the roots. This being said if you are on the fence about keeping your plants that are cold sensitive, be patient and wait for spring, they may surprise you. Florida has a long growing year and those plants may come

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back and be every bit as nice as they were when you planted them. Remember that if you ever have any questions about your plant material feel free to stop in to Wesley Chapel Nursery at 31108 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel or call us at 813973-8890. We will always be happy to help you. Come in and join us for our “Open House & Grand Reopening� coming in March—Call for more details!! v

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