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The Community Newsletter for Pebble Creek Residents

MARCH 2014

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Lakeview Villas Board Meeting Tuesday, March 25th @ 7pm


Monday, March 10th 6:30pm @ Community Center Pebble Creek Homeowners Association Managed by University Properties, Inc (UPI) For appointments and correspondence contact: Anglea Hester 7001 Temple Terrace Highway Temple Terrace, FL 33637 Office phone: 813.980.1000 Fax: 813.980.2233 Email: PCHOA website Approved meeting minutes posted Pebble Creek Community Center & Pool

If you need to report a violation to the Pebble Creek Homeowners Association, call University Properties (your management company) at 813-980-1000. They are available Monday thru Thursday.

Pebble Creek Village Board Meeting Monday, April 21st @7pm

2014 Pebble Creek HOA Board of Directors: Dan Logan - President Leora Wilson - 1st Vice President John Moors - 2nd Vice President Bob Gilmore - Treasurer Barbara Collins - Secretary

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18715 Bent Tree Lane Phone: 813973.8064 Fax: 813.973.1966 Pool winter hours 10am to 6pm Summer hours begin Saturday, April 5th 10am - 8pm

PCHOA Board Meeting Monday, March 10th 6:30pm @ Community Center

Pebble Creek Community Wide Garage Sale May 2nd & 3rd

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Hey guys! My name is Zielia Ocasio and I am here at Pebble Creek to provide you with all your 2014 Fitness Needs!

Emergency Fire/Sheriff/Ambulance 911 Sheriff Non-Emergency Pebble Creek Group Fitness Schedule: 247.8200 Monday at 7pm Total Body Tone Hillsborough County Wednesday at 7pm Yogalates Sheriff Website All Classes are $5 for Pebble Creek residents, $8 for non residents. Animal Control To sign up TODAY Contact Me at 744.5660 (813) 404-8295 Code Enforcement 274.6600 Or Stop by the Pebble Creek Community Center. Pluris Utilities PEBBLE CREEK NEWS / MARCH 2014 888.758.7471

Pebble Creek Welcoming Committee News

Dottie Paredes, Chairperson

The Welcoming Committee tries to visit every new resident in our community. If you are a new resident and you have not received our welcome packet, you may call the Community Center at 973-8064 to request that a greeter visit you. Please support these businesses that have contributed to the Welcome Basket and tell them that you read about them in the Pebble Creek News. 911 Plumbing Kevin poplawski 813.428.6713 AAA Travel & Insurance Agency 20315 Bruce B. Downs 813-929-3430 AAP Fitness 10335 Cross Creek Blvd. Suite A 813-907-6227 Avon Lee Ann Plungis 813-732-2778 Baker’s Gallery 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-973-9966

Great Florida Insurance 10353 Cross Creek Blvd. Ste. C 813-994-1143 Sallie Turko –agent/owner Dr. Michael Green General Dentistry 2244 Green Hedges Way Suite 102, Wesley Chapel 813-973-1440 Bob Heires, Century 21 Shaw Realty Group 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-767-4049 la Pink Boutique 18035 Highlands Preserve 813-972-2862 Las Palmas Café Pebble Creek Collection 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-907-1333

Benefit Wellness Concepts, LLC Terri Khalil 19046 Bruce B. Downs #157 Let’s Talk Coffee 813-765-7703 Organo Gold – Organic Celia Wadley BJ’s Wholesale Club 813-831-1064 6290 Commerce Palms 813-313-1404 Jennifer Lindner Bruster’s Ice Cream Century 21 Shaw Realty 20303 Bruce B. Downs Group 813-907-7458 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-758-7463 Chase Bank 19001 Bruce B. Downs Longaberger Baskets Blvd. Leora Wilson 813.973.7675 813-907-5990 Full Circle Pizza leorawilson 19651 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 813-994-3700 PEBBLE CREEK NEWS / MARCH 2014

Marco’s Pizza 20305 Bruce. B. Downs 813-907-6400 Mary Kay Dounia Benkabbou 813-340-3337 Mary Kay Christine Sykes 813-991-5123 christinesykes Oakley’s Grillea 17631 Bruce B. Downs 813-523-5075 Party Scene Pebble Creek Collection 813-994-6868 Pebble Creek Golf Club and Mulligans Irish Pub 10550 Regents Park Dr. 813-973-3870 Pilot Bank 17635 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 813.349.4553 Premier Jewelry Annette Aldamuy 813-426-4077

Promotional Solutions Trena Reynolds 813-948-2997

Regions Bank 1333 Bruce B. Downs Wesley Chapel 813-991-6487

Dianne Prosser Independent Broker United Healthcare 163222 Heathrow Dr. 813-632-9399

Kristina Licata Business Development Sam’s Club 27727 State Rd. 56 813-929-7057

Quest Enterprises, Inc. Remodeling and Repairs Rex Albritton 813-454-2275

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Quest Marital Arts John Giancarlo, Chief Instructor 150490 Bruce B. Downs 813-971-5545 Shamrock Painting Michael Reynolds 813-505-7839 Shapes for Women 28240 Golden Maple Loop 813-973-7354

Tupperware Terri Khalil 813-765-7703 Wells Fargo Bank 8902 Regents Park Dr. 813-272-1389 White Dove Jewelry Patricia Cihinci 813-431-5708

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Kashmere KASHMERE RUSTIN is a 95lb female Golden Retriever who just turned 5yrs of age. She is a native Floridian and is the sibling of a Champion AKC bloodline for many generations. She has a kitty brother named “Louie” who loves to swat a her tail, take naps with her daily and drink from her water bowl. Her favorite past time is swimming. She loves water and will take any opportunity to simply jump in, fetch a ball and swim. Next to swimming, she loves to run in an all-out sprint or simply run in circles with a toy inviting someone to chase her. When she is not swimming, running or resting, Kashmere loves food and parties. For her birthday, she enjoys “frosty paws” ice cream with a candle and singing, a tradition she has enjoyed since her first birthday. If you see her walking, feel free to say “hello” and she will be happy return the gesture with a wet lick!! She is an incredible dog and we all love her dearly – Congrats Kashmere !!

COMMUNITY CENTER This is a great time to start scheduling your special events at the Community center as soon as possible to ensure availability! The Community Center is a wonderful place to host any number of special events to include: Birthday parties • Wedding receptions Luncheons • Baby showers Paino recitals • Retirement events Family reunions • Bridal showers Graduation parties • Holiday parties

Business Executives - The community Center has a very impressive conference/meeting space Drop by anytime to see and plan your next business function right here in our own community - save time, money & gas with such a short commute. Contact Tina ARCHITECTURAL NEWS Homeowners PLEASE remember to submit request form when making any changes/upgrades to your home. ARC forms can be downloaded off PC website or you can pick one up from the Community Center. Turn around time is very quick, 2-3 days.


Republic Services of Tampa (Trash Collection) picks up in PC twice weekly, recycling & yard waste. Items left outside the trash/recycling bins WILL NOT BE PICKED UP! Treasurer Report For the month of December we were unfavorable to budget by ($2K) and through 12 months of FY13 we are unfavorable to budget by ($37K). This is due to the work at the front entrances and other community improvements. We will cover this shortfall by using funds from our retained earnings. Reserve News – In December, we decreased our reserves by ($32K) due to our purchase of new playground equipment (2 sets). 2014 Assessment – Your 2014 annual assessment payment is due in January. Homeowners that have not paid by 2/28/14 are considered “delinquent”. If you have not paid your assessment did not receive your coupon then please contact Angela Hester (813) 980-1000. Visit the Pebble Creek Homeowners Association Website for...

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Calling All Volunteers! Are you interested in volunteering in our community? Maybe you’ve thought about it but weren’t sure where you could help out or what was involved. Our Community needs you! Call the community center for more details at 813.973.8064 6


March Pressure Washing


By Shamrock Restoration Michael Reynolds 813.505.7839 HOA is paying for ALL common area sidewalks to be cleaned Please call to schedule your special rate of $50 for driveway & sidewalk (depending on size) March House of the Month 9520 Pebble Glen Ave.

Have you noticed the new landscape lighting and sign lighting at the Bruce B Downs entrances? The Pebble Creek Homeowners Association recently bought new lighting for three entrances into our community. We dealt with

Night Lights Inc, which has been located in the Pebble Creek Collection Shopping Center since 1994. Their store displays many options for

landscape lighting including a path light display and a spot light display, and a variety of LED fixtures. A selection of lanterns and coach lights is also

displayed. If you need a lighting solution for the outside of your home, stop in or call Night Lights at 991-4557.

New playground equipment at Country Crossings Park




Love, 15, 30, 40 …

All Tennis Points Are Not The Same You might have heard the phrase “Play one point at a time”, which some tennis players assume means that all tennis points are to be treated as equal. Actually, there are some pivotal points during a tennis match that, if you win, put the odds of winning the game in your favor. What is a big point in tennis? There is at least one big point in almost every game throughout each set. The 5th point of a game is considered a big point. Not

every game has a 5th point because some games are won on the 4th point at 40-Love. With the exception of the “40-Love Game”, every tennis game you play will have a 5th point. Give the 5th point extra attention 8

and effort. Due to the way tennis is scored, the 5th point of each game is critical. Strategy for Playing the 5th Point

There are three combinations of the 5th point in a game of tennis. These include 30-30 (or Deuce), 4015, 15-40 Setup a trigger for yourself to make sure that you are focused on these big points by using the following tip. When you play a big point,

train yourself to focus by saying “Big Point” to yourself which will help you mentally prepare for the point. Once you start using this form of tennis training to trigger to get yourself to focus, you will see

better results and win more games by putting more pressure on your opponent during the big points in both singles and doubles. Plan on winning these big points, and play your best tennis by using your highest percentage and best tennis shots. Do not try anything new or risky because the last thing you want to do is give these big points away without a fight. You want to keep the pressure on your opponent not let off due to a loss of concentration or give up due to being down 15-40 for example. You are trying to either turn 3030 (or Deuce) into your AD, recover from 15-40, or close out the game. There are more big points during a set of tennis; but if you concentrate on the 5th point for now, you will win more games, sets, and ultimately matches.

which player should play the forehand court because they will return serve on the 5th point. Decide who will return serve better in the forehand court based on your current opponents. Hopefully, this will translate into winning more of those big points more. *Article contributed by Lori Miles, director of the Pebble Creek tennis program for kids. The Pebble Creek tennis program is open to all residents. All lessons are instructed by a USPTA certified professional. Contact Lori at 813-727-2240 or for more information.

The Tennis Lesson Schedule is: Monday..............6 - 8:30pm Tuesday...................6 - 8pm Wednesday........6:15 - 8pm Thursday............6 - 8:30pm Saturday........8:30 - 9:30am

What it means for Doubles

What is a big point in tennis doubles matches? What court does the 5th (and Deuce) points get served to in doubles? It is the forehand (Deuce) court. Use this to determine PEBBLE CREEK NEWS / MARCH 2014

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Letter from the PCVHOA President Dear Neighbors, We’ve been advised by Republic Services, our provider for trash and recycling, that March 15, 2014 is the deadline for exchanging the blue and grey containers for a different size. Their phone number is 813-265-0292. Please call Republic Services directly ……do not call the Homeowner’s Association. Homeowner, Vincent Savage, has agreed to be in charge of the newsletter distribution volunteers for the village. We’d like to thank him for taking over for Katie Rowe. Also a great big THANK YOU to Katie for all the years you’ve dedicated to heading up this project. We appreciate your service! If you don’t receive a newsletter by the 10th of each month, contact Tina at the community center. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!


Stan Chmura President, PCVHOA


Pebble Creek


Board of Directors

Pebble Creek Village Board Meeting Tuesday, April 21st 7pm @ Community Center Any community member may attend any monthly meeting. If you would like to speak at a meeting please contact the Board at least 7 days in advance.

The following streets are in

Stan Chmura President Tom Micheletti Vice President Fran Chmura Secretary/Newsletter Jeff Thomson / Betty Ann Houghton Architectural / Deed Restrictions

Homeowners Association Managed by University Properties, Inc (UPI) For correspondence contact: Anglea Hester 7001 Temple Terrace Hwy. Temple Terrace, FL 33637 Office phone: 813.980.1000 Email:

the Pebble Creek Village Homeowners Association: • Aintree Court Cypresswood Circle • Hogans Bend • Masters Court Pebble Creek Drive • Putters Place • Regents Park Drive Saint James • Court Sturbridge Court • Tournament Trail • Woodcutter Court To report a violation in the Pebble Creek Village call Angela Hester University Properties 813.980.1000

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SCHOOL NEWS Bartels Middle School

Bartels Middle School of New Tampa girls Track and Field team won their first County Championship this 2013/2014 school year, scoring a total of 70 points. The event was held at Jefferson High School where over 40 different middle schools from Hillsborough County gathered to compete. This is an amazing accomplishment for Bartels. It is actually the first time that Bartels has won a Championship in any sport. Coached by Joel Giroski, these talented girls competed in several different events including the Long Jump, the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter dash as well as the 4x1 and 4x2 Relay. Serena Gadson ran

for the 7th and 8th graders and won County Champion in the 200 meter dash. Alisha Deschenes, also ran for the 7th and 8th graders and won County Champion in the 800 meter dash and also winning County Champions was the 4X2 relay team with Anthonia Elensi, Kalani Jackson, Alex Dixon and Sydney Parker. Kennaria Gadson ran for the 6th graders and won County Champion in the 100 and 200 meter dash. Kennaria also scored points for the team in the long jump. Also contributing to the teams successful win was Jeanette Henderson, Melayna Morgan, Aliana Goodspeed, Nia Rivers, Terriah Mathews, Amaya George and Dashline Gelais. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the dedication of the entire

team. For five weeks the girls trained and practiced hard several times a week while supporting and encouraging each other proving that hard work pays off. Congratulations to the Bartels Middle School girls Track and Field team for making history.

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Hillsborough County Science Fair Results Ms. Traci Overdorff (8th grade Science teacher and Science Subject Area Leader) is very pleased to announce the following results from the annual Science Fair, held this past week: · Haley Mueller – Medicine and Health – Navy Marine Achievement

Ruchi Korde

Award (medallion) · Jimmy Taylor – Physics and Astronomy – 3rd Place Medal · Mariella Overdorff – Environmental – Florida Aquarium Award (family membership for 1 year)– Association of Fertilizer and Phosphate Chemists Award (plaque) – FSEA “Excellence in Environmental Science” 3rd Place (Barnes and Noble gift card) · Ruchi Korde – Microbiology - Will represent TCMS and Hillsborough County at the Florida State Science Fair in April. Tampa Water Department Award (plaque) – 1st Place Medal as well as a monetary prize.•

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St Patrick’s Day,

celebrated on the 17th of March,


is a holiday based on the history and legend of the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. St. Patrick was born in England in 385AD, then the Roman Empire, and was raised in an aristocratic family. As a teen he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and held captive in Ireland for 6 years. He escaped from captivity and found his way back to his family. There it was that according to legend he heard voices telling him to return to Ireland and spread Christianity to its people. He spent the rest of his days in Ireland until he died on March 17th 461. He was largely forgotten until legend and folklore about his life and accomplishments grew. After several centuries St. Patrick was recognized as the Patron Saint of Ireland, thus bringing us the holiday we celebrate every year by wearing green and sporting shamrocked attire. According to legend St. Patrick used the three leaves of the “shamrock”, or three leaf clover, to explain the holy trinity. As St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday that falls during lent, the church would lift its Lenten restrictions on feasting and drinking alcohol, giving the holiday its strong connotation as a drinking holiday. So whether you want to feast, wear green, drink green beer, or all three you have many options in your area to celebrate. One of which is your nearby Mulligan’s Irish Pub at Pebble Creek Golf Club. There they will be hosting a three day event starting on Saturday the 15th, and finishing with a big St. Patricks themed event on Monday the 17th. There will be live music each day, Irish food and of course 11 there will be a great selection of libations to compliment the occasion.

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hen M.J. Dekle is content, the feeling rubs off on his daughter, Sharyn Woodbrick. That’s because Woodbrick is her father’s caretaker. He lives with her and her husband in Dade City. “His mind is still very good but his body is not as good as it once was,” she said. Dekle walks with the aid of a walker and has difficulty getting up from reclinertype chairs. “I have to give him a boost with his belt,” Woodbrick said. But they recently remedied the problem by purchasing a chair with an electronic lift from the new Tampa Lift Chair Showroom. “Her father tried out several chairs however because he’s 6’3” and his feet dangled from some, but we found one where he can stretch out his legs completely,” Woodbrick said. “It also reclines when he wants to sleep.” It was delivered the following day because it was an in-stock item. Joe LoPinto, president of the company that opened the showroom in November, said it is the only storefront of its kind in Hillsborough County. “For years we’ve been selling this type of equipment online, but

people kept asking why we didn’t have someplace where people can come in and try them out,” he said. The store carries a wide assortment of lift chairs – built with electronic lifting mechanisms at their bases the enable the users to easily stand from a seated position and vice versa – manufactured by Pride, Serta and Med-Lift. Prices start at $599. Included are chairs designed for people from 4’6” to 6’6” tall and weighing between 86 and 600 pounds. “It’s important to purchase one that will work with your body type,” said customer service associate Pamela Dadabbo, who noted that chairs also are equipped with electronically controlled backrests and footrests. Liftonly portable apparatuses that can be placed on people's existing recliners are another option from which people may select. David Cowdrick of Apollo Beach, who despite having back surgery in August, still experiences a great deal of pain. Shortly after he learned about Tampa Chair Lift, he and a friend decided to make the approximately 45-minute jaunt from his home to the showroom. “They were very professional and very thorough and the price


I paid for my chair was reasonable,” Cowdrick said. “When you consider how much use it will get it is well worth it.” The business also has offsite warehouse where additional stock is stored. “We also offer white glove delivery and setup, and if you order early in the day we can usually deliver same day.” LaPointo said.

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“My Dentist Said To See An Endodontist For A ROOT CANAL! Now What?!”

Dr. Brian Wells of Wells Endodontics

First, thank your dentist! It is comparable to your general doctor sending you to a cardiologist for a heart problem. Endodontist are dentists with special training in diagnosing and treating problems with the tissue inside the tooth. In seeking treatment by a Root Canal Specialist, you can save your tooth from being extracted. That is what endodontists do, they save your natural teeth and get you out of the pain your tooth may be causing. Dr. Brian Wells of Wells Endodontics along with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is celebrating

“Root Canal Awareness Week” March 30-April 5. The purpose is to educate you, the dental patient, on the benefits of seeing a specialist. Root Canal Specialists have an additional 2-3 years of advanced training. Endodontists work in partnership with your dentist to give you the best care possible. Patients may need endodontic treatment if they experience any of the following symptoms: • prolonged dental sensitivity to heat or cold; • tenderness of teeth to touch and chewing; • facial or oral swelling. Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of injury, deep decay, repeated dental

procedures on the tooth, or a cracked or chipped tooth. When performing a root canal, Dr. Wells removes inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the canal (a channel inside the root), and fills and seals the space. After performing the procedure, Dr. Wells returns the patient to their general dentist to have a crown placed or other restorative work performed. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. Dr. Wells, a Harvard educated endodontist, has worked tirelessly to “Change the Face of Root Canals One Patient at a Time!” At Wells Endodontics, patients truly experience pain free root

canals and often fall asleep during the procedure. Have you ever had a filling? Then you have experienced the same amount of discomfort and recovery time that a root canal can cause. So next time you hear “Ugh! I’d rather be (doing something horrible!) than have a root canal!” Remember to see Dr. Wells, your root canal specialist, because… “Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it!” To learn more, go to www. or call 813-907-7668 to schedule an appointment. •

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GTBFC U11 Girls Advance to Region C Final Eight


The GTBFC U-11 Premier Girls pictured here with Coach Joel Palmer

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to teammate Nisa Cahoon. Cahoon showed great composure and buried the ball with her left foot for a 1-0 lead, and ultimately the win. Pandemonium ensued after the game as the team advanced as one of only eight teams in the entire region. GTBFC U11 Premier girls are coached by Joel Palmer, a ten year resident of Wesley Chapel, and founder/ developer of many of soccer programs in several Pasco County clubs. “These young ladies have come together very well towards the middle part of our season, here.” said Palmer. “We have been playing good soccer most of the entire year even though the scoreboard has not shown it. I kept telling them (and their parents) that if they continue to play the game the right way and have the desire to improve, the results will come. I was very happy for the girls to finally get the results they have deserved all year. They are peaking at the right time and we are VERY excited.” The team is made up of 10 and 11 year old recreational and competitive female players from the Wesley Chapel, Land O Lakes and the Lutz areas. “It has been especially satisfying because just about half of the team was not playing competitive soccer last year. Some had almost given up on the game entirely”, said Palmer. “We purposely placed them in a higher league division


In only their first year as a team, the GTBFC U11 Girls Premier Soccer Team (Located in Land O Lakes) has advanced to the Region C Quarter-finals. They did so by logging a 2-1 record in the March 7th-8th opening round in Naples, FL. In their first game, the team secured a 3-1 win over Pinellas Park United. The highlight of the game was Paige Webster’s blast from 25 yards out that found the upper right corner of the net, to secure the win. In the 2nd game of the day the heat got the best of the GTBFC players. Tied 0-0 at halftime against a tough Fish Hawk squad, GTBFC let in a couple of quick second half goals and the wheels quickly came off as the game got away from the team. Despite the loss, the girls had a great attitude and quickly refocused on the next day’s final opening round game. That game came against league rival Venice Falcons. A win for GTBFC would mean a potential advancement to the next round. The team’s had two previously hard fought regular season games, with GTBFC coming up just short in both. This time was different. Tied 0-0 at halftime, Alexys Grillo stole the ball off of a defender deep in the opponent’s territory. She quickly took a hard shot which the keeper could not handle and it deflected right


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