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VOL. 1, ISSUE 12 | AUGUST 2012

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Dear Temple Terrace residents, The winner of July's issue Hidden Picture Contest is Mary Elizabeth Rose. Mary has won 2 tickets to MOSI. Hidden picture in August issue is The winners (we picked two because they were the only two to get all the flags right) of the Find the Flag Contest are Vivi Stacey with her son Tyler and Cassie Dickerson. They won 4 tickets, each, to MOSI. This was a great contest. Here are the answers, so you can see how close you were. 1. Corpus Christi 2. Pinch a Penny 3. Ace Hardware 4. Perkins 5. Dairy Queen 6. Temple Terrace Post Office 7.Boston Market 8.Temple Plaza 9.Bank of America 10. Fire Station 11. National Guard 12. Florida Flag and Pennant 13. Sherwood Forest 14. Temple Terrace Masonic Lodge 15. Gaspar's 16. Victorian Village 17. First Baptist Church 18. Recreation Center 19. State Farm on Fowler

20. Temple Terrace City Hall 21. Public Library Please send in your photos and hidden picture entries to School will soon be back in session and all that summer fun with our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will fade back into the background till next summer. It is so much fun to be with them during this time and so much fun to see them off again to experience new adventures and take a bit of a break ourselves. Send us any great summer pictures you may have taken. The fourth of July was a pretty big event for most, this year and luckily the rain stopped just in time to enjoy fireworks. For August make sure to mark these IMPORTANT dates on your calendar. August 1st: Respect Parent's Day (should this not be 365 days?), August 3rd: International Forgiveness Day, August 4th: Taxpayers Appreciation Day (still waiting for my gift from last year), August 6th: National Fresh Breath Day, August 8th: Admit You're Happy Day and cannot leave out Aspirin's birthday, which is August 10th (thank you!). Enjoy all holidays and celebrate life everyday! Cindi Matter, Publisher cindi

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150 YEARS LATER The valor of two veterans from Tampa Bay ’s past were honored Saturday, June 30th at historic Oaklawn Cemetery in a colorful historical observance. Tampa came under the gun of Federal gunboat USS Sagamore on June 30th and July 1st 1862 and two valiant officers repulsed the attack: Ft. Brooke Post Commander Capt. John Pearson, Osceola Rangers and prominent Tampa Citizen Capt. James Gettis, 7th FL Infantry, Co. B. The Tampa Bay Sesquicentennial

Commission observed the 150th anniversary of the “Battle of Tampa”, when the gunboat USS Sagamore steamed into Hillsborough Bay and its captain demanded the city’s unconditional surrender. In ringing tones, Cpt. Pearson replied “The word ‘surrender’ is not in our book” and upon the threat of bombardment retorted, “Pitch in” - the 19th Century version of “bring it on”. The Sagamore did, shelling the town for

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two hours that day, and again the next. Pearson’s brave defiance in defense of Tampa was backed by one of Tampa ’s own prominent citizens, Cpt. James Gettis, an officer of another company, happened to be at the fort and helped direct return fire from its cannons. The highlight of the event was a first person account of Capt. Pearson’s battle report from the Official Record. The account was presented by David Waugh, Temple Terrace , member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, donned in splendid military attire Marine Corps League Post 1225 Past-Commander, John Bain, presented a tribute to Gettis, who is well known in Tampa history as the city’s second lawyer, State Representative, Judge and Freemason. Though a native of Pennsylvania , Gettis adopted Tampa Bay as his home. Capt. Gettis, interred at Oaklawn upon his death in 1867, was honored in a series of grave-side observances. Ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter, Temple Terrace , processed to Gettis’s gravesite, and a southern “Cross” was dedicated by its President, Brenna Rutland. A wreath was placed by President Elizabeth J. Byrd, of the Confederate Cantinieers Chapter. Hillsborough Lodge #25 F. & A.M. installed a Masonic marker and a tribute was given by Worshipful Master Joseph Gonzalez. Gettis was initiated in the Lodge in 1850. Three volleys of a black-powder rifle salute were given by gray-clad soldiers in tribute to Tampa ’s hero. The event commenced at 5:30 p.m. and continued during the hour of the original shelling 150 years ago. A monument to this incident at Oaklawn witnesses that even the cemetery was not spared attack, being struck by an 8 inch shell. A cool breeze offset the 90+ degree weather at historic Oaklawn Cemetery, which didn’t deter those who attended to observe Tampa ’s history. Scottish American Military Society Post 1952 Bagpiper Erla Richardson led historically attired color guards from the Sons of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Tampa Historical Society President, Marureen Patrick, and Hillsborough Veterans Park Committee CoChairman, David Braun broughtAugust

greetings. The Tampa Historical Society hosted a post-event reception at the Peter O. Knight house for all attendees. The Commission also

“It is important to remember and honor our local history and its veterans” said Commission President David McCallister, Esq. “Men like Cpt. Pearson and Cpt. Gettis are

lead a walking tour of nearby historic sites, which is available free online at: The Commission was organized in 2010 to observe the participation of residents of Tampa Bay in the conflict during the sesquicentennial years.

honorable examples of ordinary citizens who saw their duty to their state and family, and stepped up to loyally defend them against aggressive attack. All American veterans deserve to be honored”. For more information, go to



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Victor DiMaio Award Recipient Philip Perricone Caltagirone of Temple Terrace was honored Wednesday July 11th as the recipient of the Victor E. DiMaio Award of Achievement by the Ybor City Lions Club at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. This award is presented annually to an individual who excels in promoting and enhancing the unique cultural aspects of the Ybor City heritage. Philip graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1942 and entered the US Navy in 1943 where he served as a third-class petty officer navy aviation ordinance man, serving in the Pacific for three years. In 1947 Philip married his childhood sweetheart, Genevieve (Jennie) D'Elia. They have two sons, Michael Alfonso and Louis Philip and two daughters Darlene Aida Ojala Williams and JoAnna Angelina Piazza. They have seven beautiful grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Philip P. Caltagirone, Award of Achievement receipient, and Victor E. Di Miao Jr.

In 1953 Philip started his own business Girone Tile which later becomes Girone Tile and Sons on 13th Street and Busch Boulevard. Being in the marble, granite and tile business with ties to Carrara, Italy marble quarries, Philip and his brother, Joseph P. Caltagirone, took a great interest in the Italian Club cemetery. His brother was also a recipient of the award the same evening. Over the decades some monument sites had been vandalized, some were just in disrepair. Philip encouraged the cemetery committee to let him renovate damaged grave sites to their original grandeur. Throughout the years Philip has also donated time and materials for the renovations of the Old Centro Espanol Cemetery. He is still involved in the preservation of numerous other historic sites. v 6

Independence Day Cookout Late morning, July 4th, Temple Terrace celebrated Independence Day with the entire community. Schools, clubs, troops and groups followed the parade route for nearly a mile and a half for Temple Terrace’s Independence Day Parade. Though summer showers filled the late day, the morning and early afternoon were clear and hot. Bulluck Law Group recieved the parade attendees and participants with their annual cookout a half-mile past the parade's finish. Bulluck’s property, a large lawn with oak tree clusters, provided relief from the sweltering sun for families and friends at their legal center located on Bullard Parkway. The cookout included traditional summer cuisine: hot dogs and hamburgers catered by Luptons BBQ. Two men hovered over grills towards the back of the property, serving a revolving line of people twenty feet deep.

Help Care for the Homebound and Seniors of Tampa Meals On Wheels of Tampa is committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa. The mission has been serving hot healthy meals to people who have trouble shopping for or preparing meals since 1975. Today, Meals On Wheels needs 60 volunteers a day (Monday through Friday) to serve over 650 people who need a little extra support from their neighbors. Volunteers are the heart and soul of this mission, offering care and compassion to those often forgotten. One of the many benefits of volunteering at Meals On Wheels is the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the growing population of the homebound and senior members in the community. By volunteering you offer caregivers the peace of mind that their loved ones will receive a meal, a friendly conversation and a daily check-in. In order to provide the best to those we serve, Meals On Wheels seeks dependable and caring individuals. Volunteer placement and route assignments are based on your availability and interest. While our goal is to meet the needs of our mission, we strive to ensure that each volunteer’s time is well utilized and that you enjoy your time of service. If you are interested in serving a route, contact Jan Costello, Volunteer Coordinator, at 813-238-8410 or v

Nicole Rodgers and her daughter Neela basked in the shade of a large oak with girl scouts and other parents. Nicole and Neela rode with the Girl Scout Troop 927 through the sunny parade just an hour earlier. Bottles of cool water rarely left a hand. Nicole said, “We had a long day. We got out and decorated our float very early.” The moms, leaders and girls needed to be ready for the parade to start at 10 am. In addition to decorating duty, adults had other big responsibilities. “Our main job was to keep the girls from eating all the candy or from giving it away too early.” Neela immediately smiled at “candy.” Her favorite part was throwing sweets and waving at the people lining the parade route. Many people peeled off darker clothes and sported the free white t-shirts handed out by the law firm, and even more people waited eagerly for the winning raffle gift baskets and prizes. This event proved to be a great start to Temple Terrace’s 4th of July celebrations. v Article and photos by Elise Walsh, journalism student

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The Preservation Society’s own Model A.

4th of July Parade Fun A little imagination and a LOT of duct tape go a long way.

The Preservation Society is ready to roll. Lana Burroughs at the wheel of our modern Mini Cooper, followed by Leitha Bowles at the wheel of our historic Model A.

As another Independence Day Parade was coming up, and contemplating how to contribute to the atmosphere and fun, our parade committee came up with the idea of using an antique car to represent our group – the city’s historical society. Problem was we couldn’t find an antique car to rent and we didn’t have $20,000$30,000 sitting around to buy our own. So, we did what any enterprising group would do, we made one! Solving the logistics and engineering concerns of printing, mounting and

attaching an almost life-size image of a 1925 Model A to a golf cart was more difficult than one might think. Nothing a little good ol’ fashioned American ingenuity, some PVC and several rolls of duct tape couldn’t fix though. We hope everyone enjoyed the parade and had as much fun as we did. The parade is a great example of one aspect of life in Temple Terrace that makes our city such an amazing place to live. Can’t wait to see what next year’s float will be! Better stock up on duct tape, that’s all I know. v

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The Auxiliary of Northside Mental Health Center was pleased to support and host the VIP breakfast before the parade got rolling at the Temple Terrace (Member Mtg), L to R, Judy Wabol, Naomi Singleton Recreation Center. Members of the committee were Cindy Kocher, Chris Ruane, Maggie Scott, Sylvia Traina and Judy Wabol. A very special thanks to our community donors: Bloomingdays Florist, Panera, Perkins and Sweetbay.


July 4,TT VIP BREAKFAST: L to R, Maggie Scott, Judy Wabol, Chris Ruane, Sylvia Traina


Northside Auxiliary members take time out for a lunch meeting at the Temple Terrace Country Club. The July meeting was business first, led by Sylvia D’Aloia. Time out for a mindfulness exercise presented by Sylvia Traina. Then the opportunity of “getting to know you” connection with each other coordinated by 1st Vice President, Naomi Singleton. Cheri Donohue was winner of a “guesstimate” contest, collecting the prize of the day. We have fun and fellowship together. Have you thought of joining us? Please do! For information, call Judy Wabol, 988-1699. NEXT MEMBER MEETING…. Thursday, August 16th, 11:30 am at The Olive Garden

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Temple Terrace Arts Festival Call to Artists

The Temple Terrace Arts Council will be hosting the 39th Annual Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival at Riverhills Park, 405 S Riverhills Dr., on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th from 10 am. to 4 pm. each day. The Festival is a juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show set in the city’s most scenic park under a canopy of oaks along banks of the Hillsborough River. Prizes totaling $4,700.00 will be awarded to participating artists at the discretion of experienced art judges. This event is free with ample parking, great food, and entertainment, which will be taking place throughout the weekend. Future artists from the area's local elementary schools will be exhibiting their work along the riverwalk during the Festival. Their art will be judged and winners will receive awards. The Temple Terrace Arts Council is able to sustain this event each year by the donations of our wonderful sponsors and by the annual purchase of fine art from artists participating in the Festival, which will later to be auctioned off during our annual Spring Event and Art Auction. These are just some examples of the Temple Terrace Arts Council's dedication to community involvement and pride. With a recent $2500.00 donation to the City of Temple Terrace, the Council has continued its commitment to our community.


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Temple Terrace Novelist Invites Readers to Influence Outcome of Book a break from writing a novel and has now evolved into its own book project where readers' comments will shape the story. Each installment will appear on the Atticus Books website and, similar to social reading apps now common with e-readers, readers will have the opportunity to comment on each segment of the novel and potentially shape its story and direction.

John Henry Fleming, a Temple Terrace resident, teaches creative writing at the University of South

Florida. He is also the creator of "The Book I Will Write", which started as a side project to give him

Fleming is excited about the opportunities for author-reader interaction. “I’d love to get input from readers. I’d love for them to invent their own characters who interact with mine. I’d love for them to help me build this world. I’ll be getting the kind of live, in-progress commentary that’s rare for writers.”

Write" on their website every Wednesday and Thursday. The first and subsequent installments can be found at http:// John Fleming's stories have appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, Fourteen Hills, and Carve, among others. He is the author of The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a novel, and Fearsome Creatures of Florida, a literary bestiary. He is the founder and advisory editor for Saw Palm: florida literature and art. He blogs at v

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Happy summer! We at the Temple Terrace Fire Department hope you and yours had a safe and happy celebration of this country’s independence. Again, we would like to take the time to answer some questions that you have submitted over the past couple of months. “Am I able to drop off needles used for prescribed medication or red sharps containers at the fire station?” Unfortunately, that is not a service we provide at either of our Temple Terrace fire stations. However, we do have comprehensive list of locations available at fire station #1. Some of those locations are our area hospitals such as Florida Hospital Tampa (formerly University Community), St. Joseph’s, Tampa General, and Brandon Regional. You can contact them for further details. “What all can a fire engine do?” I hope I answer this one correctly. There are many tasks that an “Engine Company” can perform. In addition to fighting fires with an on board fire pump, water tank and hoses, an Engine company will perform many other tasks . Often times the engine crew is expected to perform a certain level of emergency medical care, especially when they arrive first on the scene of a call. Engine companies can also perform extrication activities to remove a victim from a car crash, or someone who is trapped in a building collapse. Water evacuation, tree removal from the roadway, and water rescue are a few of the other tasks that an engine company may be called on to perform. And as always, I save the questions from the younger readers for last. “Do you have a dog that lives at the fire station?” The answer to that is yes, and no. We do have a dog that does help out with special emergency responses. This dog lives with the handler. When the handler is working their shift at that station, the dog has a room to sleep and get exercise during the day. When the handler goes home at the end of the shift, the dog goes with. Thank you again for your questions. Please feel free to submit any question you have about the fire department here in Temple Terrace. As always, together we are “Striving for Excellence...Exceeding Expectations”. Joe Cable, Engineer Paramedic 10

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[ Rotary Club Recognized for the Year of the Queen Bee More than 600 local Rotarians and their families gathered on June 30th at Camp Rotary in Brandon for a picnic and to recognize outstanding achievement for the year. Our own Temple Terrace Rotary was

recognized as Outstanding Club of the Year in the Small Club Category and Cheri Donohue received the Outstanding Club President. CIP – City’s Important People Speaker Series. Understanding how the people in elected, appointed and in volunteer positions affect our community was the driving factor as we implemented Acquaintance as an Opportunity for Service at weekly meetings. USF Connection Speaker Series. Again, recognizing that we live in not only a thriving community but one within a short distance to a remarkable university, we invited speakers from various elements of the University of South Florida to tell us about the research and development. Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project - The project is simple – working with TT Code Compliance Dept.


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work consists generally of yard and debris clean-up with Rotarians in bright yellow “Rotarians At Work” t-shirts who bring rakes, clippers, lawn mowers and the occasional chain saw for a morning of labor. Rotarians at Your Service – The City of Temple Terrace is blessed with many civic organizations whose mission is to support a wide variety of local projects. By offering our services to the Garden Club for events such as Sunday in the Park, Spring Market and Poinsettia sale, we were able to connect with members in a truly one to one basis. The Tale of Two Donkeys – In Jaque, Panama, one of the biggest problems to affect the village is garbage – tons of it washed in by the river tides. Collection was an impossible task. Trucks rust and go to waste for lack of parts. So members purchased 2 donkeys in order to pursue their plan to begin a garbage collection project. District Dictionary Project –We distributed hundreds of dictionaries to local elementary schools – contacting each school Principal to arrange for a classroom visit. Members took time to speak to each class. They designed and carried out a plan on how to interact with the students in order to clearly connect the student to the gift. Hillsborough River Challenge – Partnering with the City of Temple Terrace, we changed the Peaceful Paddle event into a 5, 10 and 20 mile canoe challenge. The 2nd Annual HRC will partner with the TT Arts Council to combine the two events – a win-win for both – on Saturday November 10th. Come for a visit – join us any Tuesday morning at 7:30. We meet at the IHOP at Morris Bridge and Fowler. We adjourn promptly at 8:30. Your first breakfast is on us! v

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Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade Session: August 21st December 21st Times: 2:15pm – 6pm Resident/early registration through Aug 5th Regular Registration: August 6th, until full. Early $340 per participant, Regular registration $365 per participant. Monthly rates are available; please call for additional information, 813-506-6600. All participants must have a valid total annual membership throughout the session. Gymnastics Classes

2012 Fall Session 1 (8 weeks) August 20th – October 13th Priority registration through August 5th. Open registration begins August 6th, until full. No classes on September 3rd. Gymnastics Birthday Parties

A great party that kids of any age will love! Parties include 1 hour & 15 minutes in the gymnastics room with experienced Gymnastics coaches, and 45 minutes in the party room. Gymnastics parties may be combined with swimming for an additional charge. Parties are available for up to 20 children. Call the Family Recreation Complex Customer Service desk 813-506-6600 for more information.

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Summer Junior Tennis Camp Session #8 August 6th – 23rd Days & Times: Monday - Thursday 9am – 3pm Full day $130 (members), $170 (non-members) Half day $80 (members), $100 (non-members) Call 813-506-6600 for additional information. No experience necessary. Minimum of 3 participants per class. Prices/Dates subject to change. Afternoon Junior Tennis Program

Session #8 August 6th – 23rd Pee Wees: Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm – 3:55pm Beg./Int.: Monday & Wednesday 4pm – 4:55pm Pee Wee $30 (members), $45 (non-members) Beginners/Intermediate $57 (members), $85 (non-members) Total 6 lessons per session; minimum of 3 players per class. Prices/dates subject to change Adult Group Tennis Lessons

Session #8 August 6th – 23rd Beginners/Intermediate: Wednesday 9am – 9:55am Fees: $40 (members), $60 (non-members) Minimum of 3 players per class. Prices/dates subject to change.

Team Sports Leagues at the Family Recreation Complex ADULT LEAGUES Ages 18 and up. (Membership not required for adult players.) Adult leagues cost $300 per team. Registration ends when league is full. Coed Softball Tue. & Wed. night leagues start in mid-August. Game times 6:15, 7:15, 8:15pm. Coed Kickball Sunday league starts in mid-August. Game times 1pm, 2pm. Men’s Soccer Sunday league starts in mid-August; teams of 7 players. Game times 10am, 12pm, 2pm. YOUTH LEAGUES Membership is required for Youth players. Cost per player $50. All teams are coed. Registration ends when league is full. Youth Volleyball Camps Saturday camps are offered from 10am-2pm, call for details. Youth Dodgeball - Monday nights starting in mid-August. Ages 9-16 Aquatics Facility

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June 11th - Aug. 19th Main Pool, Kiddie Pool Fun Pool, Water Slide Mon.-Thurs..............9am – 8:50pm (9am – 12pm, adult lap swim lanes open) Friday.......................9am – 6:50pm Saturday.................10am – 4:50pm Sunday.................. 12pm – 5:50pm August 20th – Labor Day, Sept. 3rd Main Pool,Kiddie Pool Fun Pool, Waterslide Monday...................9am – 2:50pm, 2:30—8:50pm

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ucked away from the fast paced lifestyle of Tampa, beneath a canopy of majestic oak trees sits one of the most prominent features of Temple Terrace. Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, established in 1922 has been a family tradition for thousands of residents over the years. Recently voted Northeast Tampa’s Best Golf Course and Best Fine Dining in the Tampa Tribune Readers Poll, Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club continually strives for perfection. Our award winning golf staff features a PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year and Player of the Year. Our LPGA Teaching Professional is the team coach of the National Junior League. We are a private country club with many amenities. Our 18 hole championship golf course boasts rolling hills, undulating greens and manicured fairways that provide our members with a challenging golf

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experience. Our pool area, with a Jacuzzi and patio bar, offers a variety of activities or a place to just relax. Stop by the lounge or dining room to sample some of the Chef ’s latest creations or have a cocktail with friends. Our food and service are fantastic and one of our most popular nights, WOW Wednesday’s has become a must for our members. Our Executive Chef and his culinary team put together the best $6.99 two entrée buffet meal you can buy! Features such as chicken Marsala and carved roast beef with tossed salad, potatoes, vegetables and dinner rolls all for only $6.99 for adults, $4.49 for kids 7 – 12 and 6 and under free has been the place to bring your entire family for a dinner value you can’t match anywhere else.

Club tend to all of your catering needs. We invite everyone to come in and take a tour of the Club. We are certain you will like what you see and maybe become part of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club family!

For more information visit our website at www.templeterracegolf. com , send us an email at debbie@ or call Debbie Bowman at (813) 9881791, ext 202. v

Our 240 seat ballroom is available for any function large or small. We are open to outside events so you can relax and be a guest at your own party. Our professional staff will

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Temple Terrace Police Officer Adam Lebovitz has been selected for the 2011 “Lee McGehee” Police Officer of the Year award by the Florida Police Chief ’s Association (FPCA). The award was presented last week during the FPCA Summer Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Officer Lebovitz was chosen in the category of medium-sized agencies (31-75 sworn officers). The award recognizes exceptional achievement in any police endeavor, including extraordinary valor, crime prevention, investigative work, juvenile programs and more. Lebovitz was honored for his brave actions last fall. On Oct. 5th, 2011, while off duty attending a wedding ceremony in Ohio, Lebovitz suddenly heard a man shout that he had been stabbed, and then observed two people

engaged in a physical altercation in the pool area of the Stay Bridge Suites. During the altercation, one of the subjects had broken a beer bottle and was using the jagged glass to repeatedly stab the victim in the torso as they fought in the facility’s hot tub. Disregarding his own safety, Lebovitz ran over and grabbed the attacker, maintaining control over him and preventing further injury to the victim. While restraining the attacker, he also gave instructions to witnesses on how to provide first aid to the victim until local police arrived. It was later learned that the victim had sustained a punctured lung, as well as multiple lacerations to the chin, face and torso. Chief Erik Niehaus of the West Chester Police Department in Ohio later said the department likely would have been dealing with

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a homicide, if not for the brave and decisive actions of Officer Lebovitz. Lebovitz, 26, joined the Temple Terrace Police Department in January 2011 and is assigned to the department’s Patrol Division. The

“Lee McGehee” Police Officer of the Year award is named for the late Lee McGehee, a former chief of police for the City of Ocala and former director of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute. He passed away in 2000. v

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Temple Terrace ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS brought to you by

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The first day of school is Tuesday, August 21st. Look for your back to school packets in the mail with your teacher assignment, as well as other important information, in the next few weeks. The back to school supply list should be accessible on our website: http://lewis.mysdhc. org/.

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We participated in the Temple A few seats are still available for the 2011-12 school year. Terrance 4th of July Parade. We had a float that included Monty, our mascot.

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[ SCHOOL News ] Principal Nights-June 14th, July 12th and 26th. Bay Area Charter Foundation Board Meeting was held at Woodmont Charter School-Friday, July 20th Woodmont Back to School BashThursday, August 16th -This includes orientation, meet the teachers, food and fun. First day of school for studentsTuesday, August 21st. Woodmont Open House-Tuesday, September 18th

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From Liberty Mutual: Youth sports organizations and schools appreciate every penny when it comes to shoestring athletic budgets. For many organizations, a lack of funding has resulted in poorlymaintained facilities, aged and possibly unsafe equipment, or insufficient resources to enable all families to participate. To address this local need, Liberty Mutual Insurance created the Responsible Sports grants program with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in 2007, offering organizations and school athletic programs the opportunity to earn money by championing a community-wide commitment to sportsmanship and responsibility in youth sports. Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced that Terrace Community Middle School is one of 15 youth sports organizations and schools around the nation that has earned a $2,500 grant, which the school says will be put toward purchasing equipment and expanding its Tornadoes sports program. Terrace Community Middle School successfully rallied its community to participate in an online course on mentoring and responsibility in youth sports for coaches and parents at Each course completion earned a credit for the Tornadoes, enabling them to have among the highest levels of Temple Terrace News

participation based on population size to receive the grant. “In communities across the country, schools and youth sports programs are constantly feeling the financial strains of budget limitations, and as a result, must find alternative resources to provide meaningful experiences for youth athletes,” said Carol Ford, a sales representative in Liberty Mutual’s Tampa office. “Terrace Community Middle School has shown the commitment and dedication to the ideals promoted through youth sports, which is why today we award them much-needed funding that will help them continue to provide responsible sports environments for Hillsborough County kids.”

TBT's orientation for the new school year is August 16th from 4-6:30pm. All students will be able to pick up their schedules and meet their teachers at this time.

and surrounding counties this school year. The school is currently accepting applications for the 20132014 school year lottery which will be held in February. Apply now at

Students from the Commercial Art Academy competed at National Skills U.S.A. in Kansas City. Senior Taylor Thor won a gold medal for his t-shirt design and senior Marissa Ebanks took gold in Advertising! Both students are pursuing post-secondary education in Design. For more information on the amazing success of the Commercial Art Academy,

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Terrace Community Middle School is among an elite group of 15 youth sports organizations and schools across the country that completed enough quizzes to earn the grant. Twice a year, Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports awards $2,500 grants for youth sports associations, clubs and school sports programs. The Responsible Sports Program is a partnership between Liberty Mutual, Positive Coaching Alliance, and a number of national youth sport organizations. “The Tornadoes are so excited that our community was able to help them earn such a distinguished honor,” said Lori Johnson, physical education and health instructor at Terrace Community Middle School. “This grant will help us expand our sports program, and help us continue to provide an exceptional environment for our students to thrive.”

Members of TBT's Mu Alpha Theta team were in Boston to compete at nationals. They went to see Blue Man Group. Pictured are: Bessan Hasan, Islam Ahmad, Ashley Lopez, BLUE MAN, Suzzie Harmon, Steven Paul, Sri Palakurty, Nelano East

Liberty Mutual Insurance now has awarded more than $500,000 in Responsible Sports funding to more than 150 organizations and schools since 2007. Liberty Mutual will make another round of 15 grants available this fall with youth sports groups eligible to compete for $2,500 in funding beginning Sept. 1. The first day of school for students at Terrace Community Middle School will be Thursday, August 16th. Students are expected to be in attendance on the first day and in full uniform. Terrace Community Middle School celebrates its 15th year of serving students in Hillsborough

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check out their web site at www. Ms. Cecelia Ferguson, of Tampa Bay Technical High School Key Club, was elected as an International Trustee at Key Club ICON in Orlando. Ms. Debra Conn and Ms. Jamie Klingman were at the convention to see all of Cecelia’s hard work recognized as this prestigious position was bestowed upon her by her international peers. Tampa Bay Tech Key Club was also recognized as a Diamond Distinguished Club for the second year in a row, and won 1st place for Digital Poster. v

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[ BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ] Montessori Preparatory School & Montessori Academy of Temple Terrace

Educating for the Future Are all Montessori schools created equal? The answer is a resounding "No"! Montessori Schools are all individually and privately owned and their curriculum, method, philosophy, mission, and staff are dependent on the founder of the institution. The Director of the Montessori Preparatory School and Montessori Academy in Temple Terrace is Mrs. Sonia Johnson and she has over 40 years of experience in the establishment of successful Montessori schools and their administration. Mrs. Johnson's goals for her Montessori schools are to offer the best possible education for the child as well as making it affordable for each parent. Her commitment to Montessori education has been lifelong and her focus is on a highly academic environment where each child is challenged and develops a love for learning. The staff and administration are individually chosen for their unique qualities and abilities which include advanced educational degrees, Montessori certifications, language acquisitions (many are bi or tri lingual), and above all for their love of teaching. The quality of


a good school can be seen in the tenure and dedication of its staff. The majority of the lead teachers and administration have been at the school for 10 years or longer. They are truly

life to their Montessori education which instills lifelong learning skills, confidence, and individual leadership. Within the stimulating environment

comparable to a dedicated family with one similar goal - to respect, educate, and develop each child to his/her full potential with love, attention, guidance, and diligent care. The quality of an outstanding school can also be judged by the success of its graduates. Many of the school's graduates now include doctors, lawyers, and influential community leaders who have attributed their accomplishments in

of the Montessori classroom each child is exposed to beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in all subject areas. Curriculum includes independent and group work in Language, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Geography, History, Sensorial, Practical Life, Music and Art. Daily classes in Spanish add to the enhanced curriculum. In addition, weekly Chinese classes explore the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

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The "Early Reading Program", which teaches children as young as 3 years old to read, is an integral part of the program. A wide range of after school activities are offered including Student Leadership Council, Soccer, Gymnastics, Dance, Spanish Club, Chinese Club, Chess Club, Music, and Book Club. All of our locations offer a 12 month program which includes a Summer Enrichment program. Ages accepted vary by location and range from 1 year old to 6th Grade. To help your child prepare for the future in a healthy, well-rounded, academic environment, which encourages them to be future leaders, contact the Montessori Academies today! Campus locations include: 路 Montessori Preparatory School - 11302 N. 53rd St. Temple Terrace - 813-899-2345 路 Montessori Academy of Temple Terrace - 5804 Gibson Ave. Temple Terrace - 813985-7829 路 Montessori Academy of New Tampa 4001 Skipper Rd. Tampa 813-979-4926 v

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The Temple Terrace Community Garden has been busy of late, both at the garden sites and around the community! There may not be too many plants in the garden right now because of the hot summer weather, but there are plenty of

other activities going on. You may have seen members of the group participate in the Temple Terrace 4th of July parade, with the theme ‘Birds of a Feather.’ Both our older and younger members were able to participate in this event, and everyone looks forward to joining the parade again next year! The new garden site at Riverhills Park is beginning to take shape. Members will be able to cultivate individual plots with the crops of their choosing, as long as they follow the group’s rules and adhere to organic principles. This garden will be ready for cultivation by September

and members who have already been part of the group for a year are welcome to own a plot. Be sure to stop by the park and take a look at the new fence! We continue to develop the Riverhills Elementary garden as well, which is communal. Workdays typically take place on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Anyone is welcome to

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come to these sessions to learn more about the group. Prospective members can also learn more via the garden’s website (http://www. templeterracecommunitygarden. com), by joining the Google Group, and by subscribing to the Facebook page, where more information can be found about upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you in the garden! v


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ure you can buy fertilizers and soil additives to help boost your garden’s production, but did you know you can also take advantage of waste from Mother Nature and household scraps that you’d normally toss? These too can promote blooms and plant growth and they’re so simple to make! Here are a few recipes to try; basically all you need is one or two items, a bucket, some water and a bit of time. Allow to brew outside and voila! You have your own secret garden food that your plants will thank you for. Boiled Vegetable Water: (always unsalted) After boiling vegetables, allow the water to cool then pour it on soil around your plants. The water is infused with goodies that the veggies have left behind. Kitchen Scrap Infusion: Save vegetable peelings in a small bucket, cover with boiling water and allow

to steep overnight (up to 2 days). In the morning, strain and use to water your plants. Use only plant based scraps and not meat or dairy. Yard Refuse Infusion: Same idea as the kitchen scraps, this time using grass clippings (if pesticide-free), leaves, twigs, dead flower heads and anything else that you rake up or prune/deadhead. Store in a pail, cover with water and allow to steep for about a week or so (covered). When ready to use, strain out the bits (add them to your compost pile if you have one) and use the infused water in your garden. The downfall with this recipe is that it may contain seeds that the straining doesn’t catch. *Tip: Feel free to combine both the kitchen scraps and yard refuse items into one big brew pail, it’s all good!

Boiled Eggs Water: After eggs have boiled, there will be traces of calcium left behind in the water. Wait till it’s cool before using. This tip is frequently mentioned in vintage household articles and is

especially recommended for African Violets. It’s thought to help with bloom and plant. Temple Terrace Garden Club members are resting (taking care of their own gardens during the summer) so please enjoy these tips found on the internet site www. Club meetings will resume in September but work is already underway planning Sunday in the Park – November 18th. Contact Cheri Donohue at cheri.donohue@ for information on how you can participate as a vendor or educational booth in this environmental focused event. v

Hello Readers, we are the Friendship Club of Temple Terrace. We women get together monthly for lunch and hospitality at the Temple Terrace Country Club on Inverness Drive. We meet old friends and make new ones. This month we will meet on August 14th. Our entertainment will be a Temple Terrace resident Paul Catala with his own musical group called the “Evening Committee”. I am sure you will all find them quite entertaining. Those who like to play Bridge or Canasta arrive at 9 am to begin the games. The rest of the women come between 11 am and 12 noon. We start with a short business meeting to get everyone up to speed and then we enjoy a delicious buffet. This is followed by our entertainment. In July we had the “Happy Hoofers”. They are a dance group from Sun City Center from the ages of 70 to 90 and are so lively and fun. They donate their fee to a charity of their choice. It was a really good time for all of us. Our Board meeting for July was held at the home of Sandy Green . All women are welcome but a reservation is mandatory. For info please call Janet Pangborn at 813.985.0360. v Happy 20 Hoofers

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Grille in 2003, and most recently he renamed it Gaspar’s Patio Bar & Grille, after his father, who passed in 2002. TMD family loves a good meal, and we were not disappointed with this one. Gaspar’s has award-winning burgers and wings, and with a full bar, you can wash down the food with a cold brew or a margarita. (And if you’re a cigar aficionado, well, there’s room for that too.) However, TMD and family are more the wi-fi, darts, TV, billiards and game room types; which are amenities offered in addition to Karaoke, dancing and a private party room. While there is a limited menu, the items are a tasty treat, and includes jumbo chicken wings served with celery and your choice of homemade blue cheese or ranch dressing - these are available with sweet & sour, BBQ, teriyaki sesame, and offered mild, medium, hot and 9-1-1. There’s quesadillas filled with cheddar and jack cheeses, served with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa; they come in chicken too. They have fingers ‘n fries with your choice of BBQ or honey mustard sauce, and chili-cheese nachos topped with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole and jalapenos. There are the burgers made with your choice of cheese, and served with fries or

Gaspar’s Patio Bar & Grille 8448 N. 56th Street Temple Terrace, Fla. 33617 813-988-6959

The Mystery Diner visited another favorite in Temple Terrace, a restaurant that has a family history and started more than 50 years ago as the Temple Terrace Lounge. Jimmy Ciaccio watched his dad, Gaspar, work the family business beginning in 1960, until he took the reigns in 1989. Since then it became the Temple Terrace Cigar Bar and


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cole slaw. Sandwiches are top notch with a Ciaccio’s Club, a Cabana Chicken Sandwich and the Ybor Cuban, a traditional Cuban without the lettuce and tomato -pressed of course. For the lighter appetites, there is the Chef Salad. And then there are the oysters, raw, steamed or fried -- the latter two being preferred by TMD family. We went for dinner, and I had what looked the best in the menu pictures, as I often do. So, with mouth watering, I bit into Uncle Fano’s Filet Mignon Sandwich served with sauteed mushrooms and onions -- need I say more? Wife and kid had quesadillas and teriyaki sesame wings respectively, and silence at the table in this family usually means, “don’t bother me, this is too good to be speaking right now.” TMD and family had a quiet meal at Gaspar’s. The prices are affordable at between $7 and $11 for appetizers and/or sandwiches and wings. The Mystery Diner gives Gaspar’s in Temple Terrace four forks out of five.


Everyday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Cuisine: American, Seafood Full Bar, Beer and Wines Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner Price Range: $7-$11 Reservations: None Dress Code: Casual Amenities: Wi-Fi, Dancing, Darts, Karaoke, TV, Game Room, Billiards, Live Music, Outdoor dining, Private Party Room. The Mystery Diner is tasting, experiencing and sharing the family dining possibilities at locally-owned restaurants, as a casual feature on these pages. If you have any suggestions, please contact this publication, and let them know you saw the Mystery Diner column. v

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ] of 8 (includes 7 teachers and you) or $20 for your admission to the breakfast. Door prizes for teachers are needed. Register on line, www. or call 813-989-7004 for information. Sponsored by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Tampa Electric Company. August 23rd, 6:30 p.m. 49th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet, Embassy Suites-USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. $55 per person or $100 per couple. The Citizen of the Year and

The Chamber will be celebrating its 49th anniversary at the Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on August 23rd and embarking on its 50th year. The “Masquerade” themed banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites-USF. The Temple Terrace Citizen of the Year and the Ann Simmons Service Award recipient will be recognized at the event. In addition, incoming President Sara Leutzinger, the Audience Development Director for the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and the Board of Directors will be installed.

in the Temple Terrace area, their Principals and new administrators are invited to this event. The breakfast welcomes the teachers and staff to the Temple Terrace area and familiarizes them with the community and area businesses. Door prizes and sponsorships for teachers' breakfasts are still needed for this event. To sponsor a table, a teacher or to attend, visit the Chamber’s website, or call 813-989-7004.

August Events August 14th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. YEP (Young Elite Professionals) Afterhours Networking Social, Gaspar’s Patio Bar & Grille, 8448 N. 56th Street. $5 admission will be 4th of July crowd at the golf course before the fireworks.

August 17th, 7:30 a.m. 15th Annual New Teacher Breakfast, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2701 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa. $20 to sponsor a teacher, $150 to sponsor a table

the Ann Simmons Service Award (sponsored by TECO) recipients will be recognized and the Chamber President and the Board of Directors will be installed. v

City Lunch at Beef ‘O” Brady’s after the parade. Pictured are Chamber President Phil Lentsch, Chamber staff Lauren Tice and Barbara Sparks-McGlinchy with city employees and volunteers seated at the tables.

Finalists for the Citizen of the Year award are Renee Blain, Tim Lancaster and Anita Long. The 15th Annual New Teacher Breakfast will be held on August 17th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. All teachers new to schools 22

donated to Hillsborough Education Foundation. August 16th, 5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at BrooksDeBartolo Collegiate High School’s new location, 10948 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, 33612. August 2012

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y name is Chuck and I grew up on a farm and have been in the health food business for the past 25 years, I opened Chuck's Natural Food Marketplace August 1st, 1992 in the Terrace Oaks Plaza in Temple Terrace. Our mission was to supply organic foods and natural supplements to the community. Since opening, the community has responded with supporting us and helping us expand 14 years ago into our present 6000+ square foot space. We are still located inside the same plaza at 11301 N 56th Street. Our

destroy one's health. Our stores are full service and offer you and your family a total healthy lifestyle experience. We carry fresh produce, organic beer and wine, natural cosmetics, natural pet food, and our organic café is the only truly healthy place to eat in Temple Terrace or Brandon. We have a full menu and use only the highest quality ingredients. My wife Arlina and I and my son Zachary want to thank you for your support over these last 20 years. It has been a pleasure serving the Temple Terrace community and we look forward to being here for you the next 20 years.

11301 N. 56th St. • TEMPLE TERRACE, FL • 980-2005 2nd store is even larger and located in Brandon. Being in business is always challenging, but we have been successful because we have given personal attention to our customers helping them seek ways in which they can improve their health. At Chuck’s we all live the healthy lifestyle and promote it genuinely from our own experiences. Being locally and family owned we strive to avoid doing business with vendors that have ties with the multi-national corporations. Over 75% of the food in your corporate owned grocery store is genetically modified. There is a battle going on right now with genetically modified food, or GMO's and organic food, that we all need to be aware of in order to preserve the health of the future generations. Genetically Modified food can Temple Terrace News

Please join us on Friday, August 3rd to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary. The first 300 customers will receive a free re-usable grocery bag and anything that they can fit into the bag they will get 20% off at the register. All organic produce will be 25% off that day. There will be drawings for free products all day, healthy Happy Hour from 4 to 8 pm free beer, wine and juice and smoothie samples and hor d'oeuvres, along with live music.



Chuck's Natural Food Marketplace is located at 11301 N. 56th St. Their phone is 813980-2005. Their hours are hours are Monday through Friday 9 am - 8 pm, Saturday 9 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm. v August 2012

Days like today really do bring everyone in our community closer together. That’s why we wanted to say thanks.


Thanks for all the fun. Thanks for the memories. But more than anything else, thanks for letting us be a part of this incredible place we’re proud to call home.

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Book Review


Not Over Yet:

“Triggers” By Tammie Harris

In the first 13 pages of Robert J. Sawyer's “Triggers,” we see the president get shot at the Lincoln Memorial, a bomb found at the White House, and a surgery halted. A more exciting opening you could not hope for. This thriller/suspense story is spiced up with a sci-fi twist. A library patron recommended this book to me, saying he expected to return it early but kept reading more and more. It is by no means an intricate, research-heavy tome, a la Michael Crichton. Think James Patterson. A fast-paced, fun ride of a book. A warning: Don't take it too seriously. Much of the action takes place at the hospital the president was rushed


to after his near-assassination. During his surgery, a disaster strikes that plays havoc with an experimental neural treatment device. Suddenly everyone within a 16-foot diameter finds their memories linked in a chain. Person A begins to see Person B's memories, and Person B begins to see Person C's memories. Some panic, some are aghast, but the Secret Service has to stay cool as it tracks down who has the president's memories and the wide-open access to national security those memories hold. After all, the Capitol has turned to chaos, and trust becomes a luxury they can't afford.

I enjoyed the brisk pace and shocking twists peppered into the plot. The author offers up some interesting ideas on memory. That said, the characters are somewhat shallow. A Sikh doctor experiences another person's memory of eating bacon and says, “So that's what it tastes like,” before continuing his conversation. No shock or ethical dilemma, no compulsion to wash out his mouth or block the memory. On the other hand, the author does have a few characters react more strongly to this unprecedented phenomenon. If every character withdrew into his head or freaked out, this would be a very different book and hardly a fast-paced, 340-page thriller/suspense novel. The reader must take a few moments to put on the sit-com mentality of “just go with it.” This summer novel is better suited

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for quick-and-fun hours at a beach, or lightening up the waiting-room doldrums. Sawyer, the author, is a sci-fi and techno-thriller veteran who has won more than 40 awards for his fiction. He loves to play “what if ” in his novels. If you enjoy this novel, he has many more, including “Flash Forward,” another story of an experiment gone wrong and the good and bad that come of it. As for “Triggers,” you can find it in print at your public library or place it on hold at v

Early Voting to be Held at Public Library The Temple Terrace Public Library will be open for early voting daily (except Sundays) starting Monday, July 30th and continuing through Saturday, August 11th. Voting hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day. Anyone in line before 6 pm will be allowed to finish voting before closing that night. Remember to bring a valid photo ID and sigaiture I D when you vote. For more information about early voting in Temple Terrace, call 813-506-6770.

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Photo Courtesy of Anita Long

IN THE STATE The GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes recently spent the weekend in Gainesville for the Juniorette Annual State Meeting, a convention of all the Juniorette clubs throughout the state of Florida. In addition to attending workshops and completing service projects, the convention also featured awards for projects that the Juniorettes completed throughout the year. Competing with over twenty other Juniorette clubs, our TT Juniorettes were named the Outstanding Juniorette Club for 2011-2012! The TT Juniorettes also received the Spirit Award and Best

of Show for their recycled fashion creation. Another highlight was both the Temple Terrace Juniorettes and the Temple Terrace Woman's Club receiving the Juniorette/Woman's Club Interaction Award for all the projects they have done together. The GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes will be holding an Ice Cream Social membership drive on Monday, September 10th at 7:00 pm at Woodmont Clubhouse, and all girls in sixth through twelfth grade are invited to attend. For more information about the Temple Terrace Juniorettes, contact Joyce Johnston at 813-985-3533. v

GFWC club members showed their federated unity and patriotism on the 4th of July. In front of float l-r: Maryrose Owens (president of the TT Woman's Club) and Ed Gatley. On float l-r: Brooke Hunter, Karen Macaluso, Kendall Griffey, Lynn Werner, Karen Jackson, Patti Watters, Leslie Jones and Anita Long

GFWC Clubs at 4th of July Parade

The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club, Woman's Club and Juniorettes gathered together in federated unity to showcase their patriotism at the Temple Terrace 4th of July Parade. The General Federation of Women's Clubs is an international service organization for teens (Juniorettes age 14-18) and women ages 18 and up who want to make a difference in the world. For more information about GFWC and how you can be a volunteer go to

The GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club will be hosting a Tea on August 12th at Woodmont Clubhosue from 2-4 pm. The event is open to the public, for tickets and more info contact Elaine Conglio 813-417-3600. The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club has 2 fundraisers coming up Trot Thru the Terrace a 5k, 10k and One Mile Fun Run in November and the annual Girls' Night Out Holiday Open House Vendor Fair in December - go to www. for more info. v

Front row (L-R) Madeline Holzmann, Sara Wortman, Hannah Oberbroeckling, Dana Meyers, and Kelsey Oberbroeckling. Back row (L-R) Kendall Griffey, Nicole Martin, Sydney Levine, Brooke Hunter, and Sheyenne Black

Members of the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club and Junior Woman's Club will be joining forces for a Photo Courtesy of DAVID Long

stepping stone project. The stones will be mosaics made


from the tiles off the old Publix mural in redevelopment. The stones will be placed throughout the city of Temple Terrace including the Community Garden and Woodmont Park. A little bit of history will be recorded by each one. L-r: Maryrose Owens, Anita Long and Irene Bosek made some sample stepping stones of the old Publix tile mural for their GFWC clubs. The Art Departments of the TT Woman's Club and Juniors plan to unite and have a craft day where they will make the stepping stones for the community.

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masque theatre news

The cast; L to R: Thomas Gallogly as Lazar Wolf & David Friedman as Tevye; Christian Pena as Tevye.

August is a very busy month for Masque Theatre! We have a fun, family-friendly production opening on August 3rd, and auditions for a Pulitzer Prize winning play on the 5th and 6th, as well. The all youth musical production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, opens on Friday, August 3rd, and runs until Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at the Omar K. Lightfoot Center, 10901 N. 56th Street in Temple Terrace. Tickets are $14 for Adults; $12 for Seniors 60+, Students & Military; and $10 for children under 12. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $10. Performances will be at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 3 pm on Sundays. Online ticketing is available on our website, http://www.masquetheatre. net, and you may also call 813-9831710 to reserve seats. All seating is first come, first served. Temple Terrace News

Masque is also holding auditions this month for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner PROOF, by David Auburn and being directed by Jennifer Pena. Auditions are on Sunday, August 5th, 7-9 pm and Monday August 6th, 7-9 pm at the Omar K Lightfoot Center. Ms. Pena is looking to cast two men and two women. The production dates are October 5th-21st. For more information, including brief character descriptions, please visit Masque audition page on its website. The cast and crew had a wonderful time on the Masque July 4th float this year, and we look forward to seeing many of you at “Fiddler on the Roof!� v August 2012


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Looking for Girl Scout Leaders Troops will be starting up soon and we are looking for adults to be leaders/co-leaders of Girl Scout troops for girls ages K through 12th grade. Please check out the website for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (, especially the Volunteer Section to see the steps involved. Also, please attend our Sunburst Community Leader's Meeting on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 pm, held in the Social Hall of

Girl Scout Independence Day Parade Photos

Temple Terrace Community Church, 210 N. Inverness Ave. We always have girls looking for troops, and would love to have a troop for your daughter to attend! Team up with a friend and begin a wonderful journey with your daughter!! Any questions, call Cammie Dennis at 813-967-4241.

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GIRL SCOUTS MOVE INTO NEW LEADERSHIP CENTER Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is pleased to announce its move into the new Leadership Center located at 4610 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa. The move is taking place the week of July 23rd, and the offices and Girl Scout Store will be open to the public beginning Monday, July 30. Office and store hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An integral part of the build out are the girl spaces, which was in fact designed by a group of 17 Girl Scouts spanning grades 2 - 10 who met with Junto Design Studio’s architects, interior designers and space planners to create five spaces just for girls. The girls participated in design exercises and provided their ideas about design concept, furnishing and color palates. Their hard work resulted in five distinct areas just for girls, themed around STEM, healthy living, community, environment and, of course, cookies. The girls saw their ideas go from hand drawings to blueprints to digital renderings, and are now doing 30

site visits to check in on the progress before it becomes the finished product. “Working with the girls, and being a part of their vision for the themed spaces was a very fun and exciting process. The girls’ thoughtfulness, attention to detail and the very clear, intelligent design direction they provided was not only inspiring to us, but a true testament

to values being instilled by the Girl Scout Organization,” said Bill Rapp, Principal, Junto Design Studio. “It’s been terrific having them involved throughout the process – from design to build out – and I hope that we meet their expectations!” In addition to this core program space for girls, the Leadership Center features an upgraded Resource Center dedicated to supporting

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the 11,000 volunteers delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. An expanded Girl Scout Store will be another showcase within the center, as well as conference facilities that are available for rental by outside organizations. “Careful attention to detail from the beginning has resulted in the fulfillment of the exciting design, from the curved walls and associated architectural details to the stimulating finishes resulting in a space that we’re sure everyone will enjoy,” said Mark Cooper, Senior Project Manager, iConstructors. “We’re honored to be a part of the team that’s bringing this new Leadership Center to all Girl Scouts throughout our area!” The Leadership Center Capital Campaign is underway to help support the Leadership Center financially, and opportunities are available to sponsor various areas throughout the center including the girl spaces. Companies interested in additional information should contact Chief Development Officer Rebecca Pruitt: rpruitt@gswcf. org, or call 813-262-1759. v Temple Terrace News

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A Community Newsletter for Temple Terrace Residents. VOL. 1, ISSUE 12

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