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any homeowners don’t understand exactly how hurricane windows work or how they can keep them safe. Joseph Shumaker of Morgan Exteriors explains, “Impact windows, also referred to as hurricane or coastal windows are impact-resistant. So what does that mean exactly?” Joseph continues, “For example, Simonton Impact Windows contain laminated glass. The lamination makes the glass virtually impenetrable. In addition to laminated glass these windows have a reinforced frame. This combination helps these windows stand up to just about anything coming their way. Simonton constantly tests their windows to make sure they do.” Simonton hurricane windows meet the hurricane zone requirements of Miami-Dade County, which has the most strict hurricane zone requirements in the country. They are tested and certified to meet the AAMA standards for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, Miami-Dade, and Broward County specifications for the Florida Building Commission.

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To explore options for making your home safe from storms and intruders, while also reducing your utility bills, contact Morgan Exteriors at (855) 997-0293 or visit www.morganexteriorsinc.com. Morgan Exteriors, Inc. is located at 15915 N. Florida Avenue in Lutz.

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or over 20 years, Beau Barry has While deeply embedded in the been helping his insurance clients insurance industry, Beau has ventured protect their most important assets. into real estate with owning and “We specialize in home, automobile and managing both commercial and business insurance, and unlike ‘captive’ residential properties. In addition, Beau Eachsuch Franchised Great Owned & Operated insurance agencies as Allstate and Florida Insurance Office is Independently has experience with facilitating the sale State Farm, we represent over 40 home of businesses and has bought and sold 15 and auto insurance carriers to provide insurance agencies. Currently, he owns the lowest rates to our customers,” Beau and manages GreatFlorida Insurance explained. “We also have a select group which currently has nine locations of carriers that most other agencies don’t throughout Florida. have, which are typically 20% lower in GreatFlorida offers a full line of price compared to our competition,” he insurance coverage options: home and added. condo insurance, auto, motorcycle and Beau and his wife were born and boat insurance, business insurance, raised in the Tampa Bay area and have renters insurance, health insurance, umbrella insurance been long term Wesley Chapel residents with their two and SR22 insurance. When asked if he had any insurance young boys. Beau said, “I grew up in the insurance suggestions to give residents in the community, Beau business. My father was an insurance agent in Florida replied, “If you haven’t re-shopped your insurance within for over 30 years. Beau commented that his mantra for the past three years, you’re likely over paying.” his business is, ‘We treat our customers like family.’ I’ve GreatFlorida Insurance provides 24-hour service, witnessed first-hand, stroking a check to a customer 7 days a week, 365 days a year, through their partnered who lost their entire home due to a fire. I’m proud to insurance companies. Their Network of franchised deliver on a promise that is there when my customers GreatFlorida Agents will help you find affordable Florida need it the most.” Insurance to protect you and your family. GreatFlorida Insurance is located at 4871 Bruce B Downs Blvd in Wesley Chapel. For more information please contact Beau Barry at (813) 991-6969 or visit www.wesleychapel.greatflorida.com.

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“At

New Tampa Pet Resort Kimberley Kevan

New Tampa Pet Resort, we ask ourselves - what is our Why?” General Manager, Kimberley Kevan, explains, “Why do we get up in the morning? Why do we do what we do? For us, our Why is very simple. It is for the love of the animals and for the people who love them. We offer a safe, comfortable and fun place to board dogs, cats and exotics as well as offering Doggie Daycare and Full Service Grooming.” Kimberley is originally from Canada and said she sure doesn’t miss the snow and now considers the Lutz area her home. She said, “When I moved here, I wanted to follow my true passion – my love of animals. I’ve been with the resort for 11 years, starting shortly after it opened its doors. I am Mom to 4 cats and a cheeky cockatiel and I get my dog addiction fix daily at the resort. Who doesn’t love kissing dog noses? We also enjoy our two legged customers and the relationships that we develop while caring for their fur-babies.” “Our resort stands out from the other options, not only because of our big yards, bone shaped swimming pool and clean resort, but because of our friendly and caring team. We have very little staff turnover as most employees have been with us for several years, so they really know our guests and their individual personalities - their likes, dislikes and where they like most to be scratched.” Kimberley pointed out, adding, “It’s heartwarming to see dogs come bounding into our lobby with tails wagging, excited to see their favorite Pack Leader or Groomer and to play with their furry friends. We have a family feel here at the resort and for most pets, it’s like coming home.” The health and wellbeing of dogs is the number one concern at the resort and they strive to educate their pet parents about their beliefs. According to Kimberley, “We feel that the picture of a truly healthy, well cared for dog is one that is in good medical condition, physically fit, stimulated mentally, emotionally happy, and well groomed. Just like people, regular exercise is the key to a longer fuller life. Doggie Daycare is a perfect way for your dog to get that necessary exercise by playing, running, wrestling, and even swimming at the resort while you are at work or at the mall. Our trained staff sees each dog as an individual and adjusts their play accordingly to what suits their needs. “To complete the picture of perfect dog health, our experienced and well trained Groomers can send your fur baby home smelling fresh, looking good, and feeling great. This pampering isn’t just reserved for super models, as matted fur & long toenails can be painful for pets. Our resort is located directly next door to New Tampa Animal Hospital, with renowned Veterinarian Dr. Ricci, and her incredible staff. This gives pet parents peace of mind and convenience for getting Kimberley Kevan vaccine updates or annual exams, “Kimberley added. New Tampa Pet Resort is located at 3513 County Line Road East in Lutz. For more information please call (813) 949-6877 or visit www.newtampapetresort.com. Instagram @dogs_of_new_tampa Facebook New Tampa Pet Resort PALMS MAGAZINE

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Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy “The

true champion is not the one who accumulates many victories, but the one who never gives up when faced with difficulties,” said Marcio Cruz, Jiu Jitsu Champion. Marcio is not only considered one of the best competitors in the history of the sport, he’s also one of the best instructors in the world. “I knew from the first day that I wore a gi and stepped on the mats to train that this is what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve been teaching jiu jitsu since 1998, and I opened the first Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in 2009. The Academy specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but we also offer other activities, martial arts and programs like Muay Thai, conditioning training, no-gi jiu jitsu and yoga,” Marcio explains. “More importantly, we aren’t just focused on teaching jiu jitsu. We are committed to our unstoppable mission to teach our students - regardless of age - to be champions in life,” he added. When asked how he found his way across the world from Brazil, where he grew up, to Tampa, Marcio replied, “Our family chose Florida because the weather is beautiful and it’s very similar to the weather in Brazil. We chose Tampa specifically because of the warm reception we received from the people and the community when I came here to teach a jiu jitsu seminar over a decade ago. It felt like home. We found everyone to be friendly and the city was beautiful. Tampa was a perfect match for our family and our business.” Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has two locations: 20733 Center Oak Dr. Tampa and 13165 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa For more information call (813) 406-4449 or visit www.marciocruzbjj.com Instagram - Marcio Cruz BJJ and Facebook - Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

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Lawn &

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JULY Plantings & Lawn Maintenance Plan to beautify your landscape with these tips for what to plant in JULY and lawn maintenance measures!

What to Plant

Annuals/Bedding plants: Summer annuals to plant now include celosia, coleus, torenia, and ornamental pepper. Bulbs: Butterfly lily and gladiolus can be planted during the middle of summer. Herbs: While summer is too hot to start herbs from seeds, many do well if started from small plants. Palms: Continue planting palms while the rainy season is in full swing. Support large palms with braces for 6–8 months after planting. Nails should not be driven directly into a palm trunk. Vegetables: Start your Halloween pumpkins this month, but watch out for mildew diseases. Okra and Southern peas can also be planted.

What to Do

Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and pruning if needed. Hire an ISA-certified arborist. Lawns: Determine the cause of any lawn problems before taking action. If an insect is the culprit, treat only the affected area. Rule out disease or sprinkler malfunction. 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. Vegetable garden: Use summer heat to solarize the vegetable garden for fall planting. It takes 4–6 weeks to kill weeds, disease, and nematodes, so start now.

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