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The Florida Hospital Tampa Breast Care Center is excited to announce that we now offer 3D mammography – an extraordinary technology that lets your doctor see breast tissue in a way never before possible. With 3D mammography doctors can review the breast in sections, almost like turning pages in a book, allowing them to find cancer earlier and reduce false positives.

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he weather promises to be clear and crisp. Just the right environment to run through the tree lined streets of Temple Terrace. You could do that on your own, but why? It will be a lot more fun if you join your fellow runners in the 2nd Annual Trot thru the Terrace on November 16, 2013. The race hosted by the GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Womans Club was a

big hit with runners in the inaugural run last year. But this year, the 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run promises to be even better. Both races begin at 8am and are chip timed. The event is sponsored by Gaspar’s Patio Bar & Grill where the pre-race Packet-Pickup and Carboloading party will be hosted on the Thursday before the race. Jimmy Ciaccio, Gaspar’s owner, will offer a pasta dinner (loaded with those much needed carbs that runners need). Anyone

registered by November 9th will be guaranteed a t-shirt but those who decide to run by the Packet-Pickup party night can sign up too. (You can sign up the morning of the event but that won’t guarantee you a shirt). Unique prizes will be awarded in all age groups in both the 5 and 10k races 1st

will benefit the many charities and community projects supported by the GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Womans Club a 501 (c) 3 organization.

through 3rd deep. The one mile fun run will begin at 8:15 so the whole family can join in the fun. Proceeds from the event

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The Temple Terrace Friendship Club

In September our entertainment was the quite famous TAP N DOLLS Broadway Tap Dancers. They were so enthusiastic and so enjoyable. Our specialist Joy is doing a great job finding fun entertainment for all of us.

The Temple Terrace Friendship Club will be having its fall fashion show on Tuesday, November 12th at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on Inverness Avenue. This year we are calling it the Fashion Fiesta as it is truly a Fiesta! Tickets are sold in advance only. They are

$20.00 and include a beautiful buffet luncheon. Call Lynn McKinney @813 985 1627 or Sue Huttig @813 416 5044 for tickets. Fashions will be by Janet Carr owner of Accessories and More out of Sarasota. Janet will be showing her beautiful new fall clothes and jewelry. The fun part is, unlike a lot of shows, the items are available to purchase and take home with you. Doors open at 10 a.m. for early shoppers. This is a good time as it is not crowded. The show will be at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon. This fashion show is always a sell out and so much fun you will want to so get your tickets early and remember no tickets are sold at the door. All women are welcome to attend this event. We are a supportive, friendly group of ladies who truly care about each other and our community. Please come and enjoy yourself. You will be glad you did. •

Take the Time to Schedule Your Mammogram By Dr. Katherine Reed

Every October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded of the importance of early detection and annual mammograms. But how many of us actually follow through on this advice? How many of us said, “I’ll get my mammogram done later, maybe next October?” The numbers for breast cancer survival are very encouraging. With early detection aided by advances in imaging, women are surviving breast cancer in increasing numbers and moving forward with their lives. The mammogram, which can detect breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease, is still considered the gold standard in breast 6

cancer screening. It is recommended that women 40 years and over receive a screening mammogram once a year. In some cases, a mammogram can detect lumps and tumors two years before you or a physician can feel them. Recently, screening mammograms improved with the introduction of 3D mammography. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this revolutionary technology, which can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram, is changing the future of breast screening. During the 3D part of the exam, an x-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. Then a computer produces a 3D image in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible. The radiologist can then scroll through images of the entire breast like pages of a book. By looking at the breast tissue in one millimeter slices, the radiologist can provide a more confident assessment. November 2013

Current studies show that with 3D mammography, women are 37% less likely to be called back for additional testing because something unusual appeared on their mammogram. This means fewer women have to undergo the anxiety and distress associated with being called back. And, 3D mammography has also been shown to improve cancer detection by as much as 30%. Having a 3D mammogram is very similar to having a 2D mammogram. There is no additional compression required, and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. But with 3D technology, we can provide early detection, even earlier. So this November, do something for yourself. Take the time to schedule your mammogram. Don’t wait until next October! To schedule your 3D Mammogram or learn more about our comprehensive Breast Care Center at Florida Hospital Tampa please call (813) 615-7120. The Breast Care Center is located in the LifeHope Medical Offices Building at 3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33613. • Temple Terrace News

Rotary Club of Temple Terrace

It seems as though the employees of Temple Terrace are all candidates to be Rotarians. The club recognizes City of Temple Terrace employees nominated for special recognition for their “service above self ” attitude or actions quarterly. Rotarians met with two employees recently to say thanks and to hear the stories

for themselves over lunch at Café Kili. Both employees recognized consider their actions as simply

doing their jobs. But the citizens who pay taxes and our elected officials should think otherwise. As you drive through our lovely city you probably don’t notice the many fire hydrants around or much less realize how efficient they are maintained. And if you think that a fire fighters best friend is a firehouse dog - think again. John Shellman, Fire Hydrant Service technician is their best friend and yours too. His work from start to finish and his respect to every detail that makes a hydrant work – every time –takes the pressure and worry off of the firefighter who expects full and efficient service. He is their hero and he was

nominated for what he calls “ just doing his job”. And who doesn’t know the pain of a leaky roof? But have you ever had one so bad you needed 11 garbage cans, coolers and mounds of old t-shirts to catch the water to keep it from dripping onto your floor? Just before the rainy season, the roof started to leak in Gym 3 at the Family Rec. Center – just before 300 kids were set to start the summer program where they gather 5 days a week for fun and recreation. Marshall Duncan, Recreation Supervisor and Aquatics Director for the Parks & Recreation Dept. took matters into his own hands. Using left over tar he climbed onto the roof and patched it himself – unasked – but definitely not unappreciated. His act saved the City at least $4000 – and kept a bunch of kids happily playing in the gym. The TT Rotary Club would be happy to have you join our

club – and anyone who might be interested should stop by any Tuesday morning at 7:30am at the TT Golf & Country Club. Rotarians also did some neighborly work this month as they participated in the City’s first “Potato Vine Raid”. •

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The Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce is very exciting for all of our fun networking events that will be hosted as the holiday season approaches. The Chamber hosts monthly luncheons which provide an informative speaker as well as the opportunity for members to

network with one another. Our speaker for the November 20th luncheon is Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe. The sponsor is Tampa Electric Company. The luncheon will be held at the Clarion HotelConference Center, 2701 E. Fowler Avenue. All are welcome to attend. Please register for the luncheon by November 15th. The Chamber will be offering multiple other networking opportunities in November. There will be a morning Coffee Connection Networking at Louis, Wohl and Sons, Inc. a Spotlight Your Business Afterhours Networking at Shells Restaurant and two festive

ribbon cutting ceremonies for our new members Mopfrog of NE Tampa and Hallelujah, Hair!. These events are open to the public and are free of charge. Please visit the Chamber’s website or call 813-989-7004 to register or for more information. With the holidays fast approaching we continue to remind the community to “Buy Local! Spend it here. Keep it here.” Support the local businesses by purchasing holiday gifts, party decorations, clothing, food and beverages from our local businesses. Having a party or get-together? Use one of our Chamber members’ venues for the festivities! November Events: November 12, 8 a.m. Coffee Connection Networking,

Louis, Wohl & Sons Inc 11101 N. 46th Street, Tampa. November 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Young Elite Professionals Afterhours Social- YEP (21-40 yrs.) Hilton Garden Inn, 13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd. November 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Hallelujah, Hair! Ribbon Cutting 18061 Highwoods Preserve Parkway Unit 8a Suite 12. November 14, 5:00-7 Spotlight Your Business Networking Shells Restaurant, 2101 E. Fowler Ave. November 19, 5:30-7 Mopfrog Ribbon Cutting, Vieux Carre Club House, 4458 Vieux Carre Circle Tampa. Free Food, raffle, music and great giveaways! November 20 , 11:45 a.m., Monthly Luncheon, Clarion Hotel, 2701 E Fowler Avenue, Featured speaker: Mark Sharpe, Hillsborough County Commissioner, Sponsored by Tampa Electric Company November 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Women Mean Business Networking, Shapes Total Fitness, 11301 N. 56th Street. •

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The City of Temple Terrace took home two trophies Thursday night in the 2013 awards presented by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. The 31st Annual Planning & Design Awards were announced Oct. 17 during a banquet at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. The Planning Commission received nearly 30 entries for this year’s awards program, officials said. The program invites submissions from planners, architects, builders, developers, residents, community groups, local governments and others that provide examples of sound planning and good design in Hillsborough County. Fifteen awards were issued this year, officials said. The Temple Terrace Community Development Department was honored with the prestigious Executive Director’s Award for its development of a citywide Golf Cart Program. The program, enacted last year, allows residents to operate registered golf carts on city streets and “contributes to the city’s goal of creating a truly multimodal transportation network with alternative modes of transportation and a community that is less dependent on the automobile,” project managers wrote. “It is an honor and privilege to be the recipient of the Executive Director’s Award,” said Community Development Director Charles Stephenson. “Such recognition emphasizes the

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efforts of the city’s commitment to being a truly multimodal community. It was a great project to work on, one the entire community can benefit from and enjoy.” The department also shared an Award of Merit with the city’s Code Compliance Department and Parks & Recreation Division for the creation of an Adopt-A-Tree program. The tree project is held in conjunction with the Code Compliance Department’s monthly neighborhood sweeps. Volunteer groups help plant trees in residents’ yards, at no cost to homeowners, to help restore the city’s urban forest. “We are honored by The Planning Commission’s recognition of our tree-planting efforts,” said Code Compliance Director Joe Gross, who spearheaded the program with Parks Planner Dana Carver. “The program’s popularity has relied on the many adoptee homeowners, our shovel sponsors and monthly volunteers, and the ongoing support of our elected officials and department colleagues. The outlook for a rejuvenated urban forest in Temple Terrace is very promising.” More than 200 people attended this year’s awards banquet, hosted by Tampa Electric Co. The ceremony was emceed by ABC Action News anchor Brendan McLaughlin. •

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SCHOOL NEWS Tampa Bay Technical High School

The American Sign Language team will put on a concert in sign language on November 18, at 6.30pm in the Tampa Bay Technical High School Auditorium. Tickets are free. Come enjoy your favorite tunes performed in sign. Greco Middle School

Join us in the fight against cancer April 11-12, 2014 for an 18 hour celebration at Greco Middle School at Relay for Life Temple Terrace. Come and be a part of our great community event: walk the track in honor/ memory of your loved ones, purchase items and food available for fundraising, stay for the Luminaria Ceremony and help us raise money for a cure for cancer!

Event Chair Stephanie Birdsong is forming the Relay for Life Temple Terrace Committee and planning some awesome events such as: another great kick-off party, our Relay yard sales, entertainment for the Relay, etc. Learn how you can make a difference on Oct. 22 at 6 PM RJ's Wings & Things 5025 E. Fowler Ave. in Temple Terrace. Other scheduled are: Relay For Life Committee Workshop - October 26, 10am-2pm at The American Cancer Society's Tampa Hope Lodge (please RSVP) Committee Meeting November 21, 6pm at RJs Relay Kick Off - December 3, 6pm at Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club Committee Meeting/Team Meeting - December 17 For more information, contact our American Cancer Society partner Lauren Oliver (813) 319-5918.

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There is only one word that can describe the month of October. Well okay, maybe two...BIG FUN! The Lewis Panthers started the month off celebrating Grandparents Day by having breakfast with their grandparents or "grandfriend" before school one morning. Next the children became ROCKSTARS at the Pride Walk Kick Off and Fall Dinner. The amount of success for our primary fundraiser was awesome . The food from Antonio's Pasta Grille was delicious and the students had a blast rockin' out while watching their teachers and friends dance and sing along. The Book Fair was also open during the festivities so those last minute book shoppers could grab a book or two. What an amazing night! On October 18th, the students laced up

their sneakers and walked their hearts out all to raise money for the school. The goal for the walk was $20,000.00 and all money raised will go towards upgrades for the school. We ended the month with our iMOM program on the 25th where our very own Guidance Counselor Ms. Lidge was our guest speaker. Thank you to the Lewis Community, all Pride Walk donors , the Book Fair Committee and the Pride Walk Committee for all you did to help our students ROCK!! This month will be just as exciting for our Lewis Panthers. Stay informed by "liking" us on FaceBook or by visiting the PTA website at Upcoming Events: 11/5 PTA Meeting 8am 11/8 Veteran's Day Program 11/11 NO school 11/21 Great American Teach-In 11/25- 11/29 Thanksgiving Break •

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2013 Holiday Open House Girls Night Out Monday, December 2 5 – 9 p.m. The 12th annual GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club Holiday Open House “Girls Night Out”, is set for Monday, December 2, 2013. Following last year’s successful event, the onenight shopping experience – which is free and open to the public -- will be held at the Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N. 56th Street in Temple Terrace, from 5 to 9 p.m. The four-hour event will allow you to “Shop Till You Drop” as you browse the more than 30 vendors who will be showing their jewelry, handbags, oneof a-kind arts, crafts and children’s gifts. In addition to the opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, shoppers will be eligible to enter a drawing to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards. There will be something for everybody including items for men, women and children. New vendors for 2013 include Bent Twig Designs, Glass with Glitz, Silver Linings, Hero Wrap, Little Miss Crafty Chick and Sew Be It, Silver Spoon children’s apparel, Lady Ashley Designs, Chocolates by Vanessa and Stretchies by Judith. Returning vendors include Simpatico Silver, Gold Canyon Candles, Scentsy, Miche bags, It’s Pursonal -- Beijo Bags, Bali Bay Trading Company, Eden’s Nectar Honey, What About Us (doggie bakery items), Pure Romance, Origami Owl, Deborah Bowles, Thirty-One, the Scarf Lady and many more.

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The Juniors are proud to announce their Gold Sponsor for 2013 is the Temple Terrace Animal and Bird Hospital This is the second year in a row that Temple Terrace Animal Hospital has sponsored the event. Temple Terrace Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in North Tampa, near USF and Busch Gardens. Their professional and courteous team is dedicated to providing the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients. They offer a full range of veterinary services and exceptional client service for your pets. The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club has been making an impact in our community for over 50 years. Since its inception in 1958, the club directly supports many community projects with donations of time and money including the Temple Terrace Library, Tampa Humane Society, Adopt-a-Highway, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, The Book Exchange at Terrace Reads, Fourth of July Parade, Tampa Hope Lodge and many others. Net proceeds for our Holiday Open House support the GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club charities and community projects. More information may be obtained at and on Facebook under “GFWC Temple Terrace Juniors Holiday Open House” and “GFWC Temple Terrace Juniors”. • Temple Terrace News



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Suncoast Wellness & Weight Loss can provide a solution to some of the biggest causes of chronic fatigue and weight gain in a safe and controlled way. With Dr. Eriksen’s monitoring, it is possible to wake up feeling refreshed and energized every morning in order to enjoy a long, refreshed, and active day. Below are a few words from Dr. Eriksen, herself: “As I progressed through my medical training, my thirst for knowledge in nutrition increased as I became involved in fitness and bodybuilding. There were so many people committing un-healthy habits for a supposed healthy sport,

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VETERANS DAY PROGRAM & Ceremony of Bestowal of Military Service Awards

Saturday, November 23rd at 10 am Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club Followed by Luncheon for Recipients & Guests Recipients to be Honored:

• Leonard Black • Charles John Butler- • James Hamilton Butler • Kevin Wayne Hamilton • Barry LaGrand McKay • Ralph Paul Newman • Ellis James Oglesby WWII - Cross of Military Service National Defense Service Medal - Korea National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Global War on Terror - Cross of Military Service National Defense Persian Gulf Certificate of Appreciation Meritorious Service Award - Persian Gulf National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal - Persian Gulf National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Original Southern Cross of Honor World War II Cross ~ Korean Cross ~ Vietnam Cross National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal Meritorious Service Award

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Glitz A Night in Vegas is where it all happens this year. The event is a benefit to Northside Mental Health/PhoneFriend Program. The PhoneFriend Program is a non-profit program designed to meet the needs of Latchkey children

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OCTOBER MEETING Guest, Gary Robles, NorthSide Counselor, spoke to the group on issues related to abuse and neglect. Gary informed us of the Special Treatment Services available to the community. A new feature of the facility is Open Access: service available from 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. with no wait. For information, call (813) 9722289, located at 12512 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. 2nd Row: C. Kocher, S.

and their families. Puttin’ on the Glitz features casino games, Silent and Live Auction, drawings, L to R: Denise Jernigan, Gary Robles, Cheri Knapp. cash bar, complimentary wine MEMBER MEETINGS…are and beer. Jack Harris will held the 3rd Thursdays of the serve as Emcee. The Sugartime month. Luncheons gather at Singers, directed by Mary various venues. November 21st Lou Harden will provide at 11:30 a.m., we will meet entertainment. Live Auction at the Tampa Palms Golf and features a ride on the Goodyear Country Club. Get festive and Blimp also a week at the Beach join us for a Holiday gathering House overlooking the Gulf in 6 p.m., December 19 at the Panama City. Shame on you if Temple Terrace Country Club. you miss this night out! For information, call Judy Friday, November 15 @6 p.m. Wabol, 988-1699. • PEPIN’S Hospitality Centre, Temple Terrace News

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SHINING A LIGHT ON BLACK PET SYNDROME gorgeous, charming and as devoted as any other pet, dogs and cats in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter colored pals. There can be several reasons for this phenomenon known as “Black Pet Syndrome”: • Their dark color makes black pets less visible in their kennels/ cages • Silly superstitions and old wives tales, especially about black cats • An unfounded belief that black animals are more aggressive • Negative portrayals of black pets in the media The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a no-kill for space Anyone who has ever shared their shelter located in West Tampa, is life with a black cat or dog knows confronting this issue head-on by what wonderful pets they can be. holding a “Back in Black” adoption promotion aimed at showcasing And yet, even though they’re


their beautiful black pets. From November 1 – 30, adoption fees for all black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be half-off. “All of us in animal rescue know this is true, that black cats and black dogs routinely get overlooked by potential adopters,” said Sherry Silk, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “And yet, famous leaders favored black pets. For instance during World War II, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a black dog and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a black cat. Both pets actually sat in on strategic meetings.” Silk went on to say, “Black pets are just as friendly, affectionate and full of personality as any other pet. We encourage people to visit our shelter to meet our black dogs and

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cats and create a legend of their own.” The “Back In Black” campaign is supported by Best Friends Animal Society® and Petco Foundation and is being promoted by more than 175 local animal rescue groups and municipal shelters across the country. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is located at 3607 N. Armenia Avenue and is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from noon to 7:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The shelter is closed on Mondays. The Society’s Animal Health Center, located just down the street form the shelter at 3809 N. Armenia Avenue, offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and affordable veterinary care to the public seven days a week. Visit www. for more information or call 813.876.7138. •

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Garden Club A fire truck blocked the street. Police officers walked slowly toward the site. Onlookers gathered and waited for the signal. Golfers wondered, what was the cause of all the attention being given just south of the first hole of the Temple Terrace golf course? Members of the Temple Terrace Garden Club invited Fire and Police officers to a recognition ceremony on Wednesday, October 9th to recognize their daily efforts to keep our city and its citizens safe. The memorial marker clearly shows the three well known sites that shocked our country on September 11, 2001. The marker sits between three Tabebuia trees dedicated by the club in 2002. The trees and their

yellow blooms that burst into color also serve as “yellow ribbons” each year. Cheri Donohue, Club President, thanked the crowd of dignitaries and guests and reminded them that the work of our Fire and Police officers is a daily task – not just something that happened on that awful day – but something that we should never take for granted. She also recognized the generous donation of the bronze plaque and granite base by Garden of Memories. So now, a memorial marker stands quietly to remind us , not so much of what happened, but what constantly happens in our amazing city in our beloved country. •


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