TemPle Terrace A Community Newsletter for Temple Terrace Residents
VOL. 2, ISSUE 6 | FEBRUARY 2013
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Publisher’s Letter: Dear Temple Terrace residents,
Besides celebrating Valentine’s Day, make sure this month and in March, that you support Girl Scouts and buy lots of Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints are my favorite. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would give you a little cheat sheet for all the “love “ cards you will be sending out. Use one of these short endearments! Even if the sun refused to shine Even if romance ran out of rhyme You would still have my heart Till the end of time I Love You Hearts and flowers... Poetry... Love songs... Ribbons and bows... Yeah, I’d rather have the chocolate, too! Mom, Valentine’s Day and every day… ...you’re the heart of our family! Happy Valentine’s Day to my first husband. That’s just to keep you on your toes! I’m glad I married you. And I bet the kids are, too! This Valentine’s Day I thought we would have some good clean fun. Meet me in the tub.
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School Board Approves IB Program at Riverhills The Hillsborough County School Board has approved a new International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Riverhills Elementary School, incorporating many of the recommendations and requests from Temple Terrace residents and elected officials. School Board
members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the measure, which will make Riverhills Elementary a Magnet School and improve its educational standing. An IB Program takes a global perspective on education. The curriculum is designed to challenge students with a
CITY MOURNS PASSING OF FORMER MAYOR JOSEPH C. BONDI The city regrets to announce that Joseph C. Bondi, a former mayor of Temple Terrace and father of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, has died. Dr. Bondi passed away peacefully the evening of January 8th, at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace after a six-month battle with leukemia, family members said. He was 76. “A Celebration of Life” funeral service for Dr. Bondi was held Sunday, January 20th at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura said Wednesday he “joins the entire Temple Terrace community in expressing his deepest condolences and highest respect for former Mayor Bondi.” Dr. Bondi is survived by his wife, Patsy, and their three children: Pam, Beth and Brad. Dr. Bondi served on the Temple Terrace City Council from November 1970 through 1974, then served two 2-year terms as mayor, from November 1974 to Temple Terrace News
November 1978, according to the Temple Terrace City Clerk’s office. He also served as the first chairman of the Hillsborough County Council of Governments. Dr. Bondi was a professor of education at the University of South Florida for 38 years. He also served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher and administrator prior to joining the faculty at USF. He was the author of more than 30 textbooks in education, including leading texts in curriculum, instruction, supervision and school administration. After retiring from USF, Dr. Bondi worked as an educational consultant. In recent years, he and his family split their time between residences in Temple Terrace and Longboat Key. Dr. Bondi was a greatly respected pioneer in Temple Terrace government and a true friend of the entire Temple Terrace community. He will be sorely missed. v
more rigorous, project-based approach to education that encourages problem-solving and independent thinking. Mayor Frank Chillura called the move a “win-win” for students and parents throughout Hillsborough County. During a Town Hall meeting in December, Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia and several top staff members described the program and spoke about how it might be implemented. Nearly 200 parents and other residents attended. Elia said the program would draw students from throughout the school district; however, Temple Terrace students who live within certain boundaries would be given a priority. Some council members and parents, however, questioned the impact the change could have on other Temple Terrace schools. Some were concerned over a possible imbalance created by displaced students into area schools. Mayor Frank Chillura and City Manager Kim
Leinbach later met with school district staff members to clarify the city’s concerns and questions. After further consideration, school officials adjusted the attendance boundaries and Choice Program allocations to better balance the population increases that could be experienced at other schools. Under the plan, students who reside in the attendance boundary for Riverhills Elementary who don’t enter the IB Program will be reassigned to Temple Terrace, Kimball and Lewis elementary schools. Lewis Elementary School currently has more than 200 Choice students. These students will continue at Lewis and siblings will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other Choice requests will be restricted. City officials expressed heartfelt thanks to Superintendent Elia and school district staff for their hard work and gracious consideration of Temple Terrace’s concerns. Great schools make great communities. v
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Standing in back: Anita Long, Cori Collins, Irene Bosek, Nancy Hutson, Pat Forsythe, Karen Jackson, Marilyn VanDerKamp, Sharon Gaskin and Cheri Donohue. Seated in front: Georgene Perlman, Ann Green, Mary Jane Neale and Judy Wabol. Not in the photo - Patti Robertson and Pete Lawson.
Remember when you were a kid and there were traditions that seemed to magically appear? You know - Santa and his gifts, the Easter Bunny and all those chocolate eggs and of course - the Tooth Fairy! There were birthday celebrations and holiday parties where food and decorations, as well as gifts, appeared out of thin air! Well if you are an adult reading this article you’ve figured it out by
now – somebody is working behind the scenes to make all that “tradition” happen. Long time residents of Temple Terrace recognize that the TT Arts Festival is one of the longest standing traditions in our community. And, so it is with the 40th annual being planned for November 9th and 10th at Riverhills Park. However many people don’t know that the Arts Council
works year round to promote and support the growth of arts in the city. Hosting the annual fine arts and crafts festival is just one project of the Council, although it is the highlight of their work. Funds raised through the festival and other events are donated to art programs, school grants, and non-profit organizations or activities promoting art excellence. Just stop by Riverhills Elementary to see the delightful walls sponsored by the Council or visit the kiln at Terrace Community School. Here young artists are working with materials provided by the council through a school grant. Selected works of art hang at the Lightfoot Center (where they can be purchased throughout the year). Do you want to be part of something wonderful in our community? We are always looking for people who want
to continue our tradition of organizing and hosting the annual festival. No experience is required - and no dues! Just be prepared to share your ideas and to work during the two day event. It's fun and the time flies by - the more workers we have on hand - the more time we can each spend enjoying the festival. We meet at 9:15 the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at the Temple Terrace Lightfoot Center (corner of 56th St. and Whiteway Dr.). You know who makes traditions happen – so why not be a part of this one? Send us an email at TTArtFest@gmail. com or call 813-988-ARTS to volunteer. v
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Temple Terrace Friendship Club On February 12th The Temple Terrace Friendship Club will meet at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on Inverness Avenue. Hospitality begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting and lunch. Lunch is $12.00. Our entertainment for
February will be our very popular singer, musician, entertainer Billy “Elvis”
Lindsey. Billy Lindsey is an internationally known Elvis tribute artist, who was overall champion and fan favorite at the Elvis Extravaganza at the Florida State Fair in 2012. Mark your calendar as this is always a big event for us. Attached is a photo of “Elvis” with one of our members, Claudia Stevens from a previous gig. At our January meeting we honored 10 of our past presidents with beautiful pink carnations. Pink carnations are our club’s emblem. Attached is a photo of
our past presidents. From left to right are Maryrose Owens our present president, followed
by Clarann Smith, Lynn McKinney, Marge Dorman, Norma Chase, Marie Esche, Mary Owen, Arlene Tromba, Pat Codospoti, and Ruth Liekefet, who are past presidents of our club. A little trivia about
Temple Terrace: Temple Terrace was the first Mediterranean-revival golf community in the United States. This development was designed in 1920. All women are welcome to attend our meetings but a prior reservation is necessary.
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Temple Terrace News Thanks Tracy Mishler for 35 years of Service to Our Community The City of Temple Terrace has been blessed with many outstanding servants but that doesn’t make it any easier to say farewell to this true public servant. Over the past 35 years Tracy Mishler has been a oneof-a-kind community resource on our outstanding Police force. His recent retirement gives us an opportunity to reflect on a “job well done” and pay a special tribute to a man who has served our Police Department and all the citizens of Temple Terrace with a respectful, caring attitude that contributed greatly to the charm and character of our city during his tenure. After starting with the Police Department in 1975, Tracy served and protected
Masque Theatre’s first production of the 2013 season is Oscar Wilde’s classic farcical comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” It was first performed in 1895 at the St. James's Theatre in London and has been revived many times since. A tale of mistaken identities, you will meet Jack, who has invented a younger brother, "Ernest," whose escapades frequently call Jack to London. His best friend, Algernon, pretends to have an invalid friend, "Bunbury," whose ill health attacks call Algernon into the country. Jack is in love with Algernon's beautiful cousin, Gwendolen, who 8 is obsessed with the name
our city through many ranks including: Police Officer; Criminal Investigation Sergeant; Lieutenant Criminal Investigations; and Patrol Captain. In 2000 he even served as Interim Chief of Police. He
Rare photo of Tracy Mishler out of uniform.
tried to retire once before in 2002 but was rehired several months later as our Community “Ernest.” Algernon discovers Jack has a young ward named “Cecily” living in the country and is determined to meet her. He goes in the guise of the much-discussed "Ernest" to pay a visit to Jack’s country house and it is there that he meets Cecily. The young couple lose no time in becoming engaged as, Cecily admits, the name "Ernest" has always fascinated her. When Jack returns unexpectedly to announce "Ernest's" sudden death in Paris, he is disagreeably surprised to learn that "Ernest" is at that very moment in the house. Thus, the comedic dance begins! Directed by Richard
Service Officer. At the end of his career, Tracy focused on crime prevention and helped make Temple Terrace’s Neighborhood Crime Watch program and other citizen groups well informed and highly effective extensions of the Police Department. Tracy’s constant presence in the Terrace, whether on duty or not, always provided a reassuring example of why people want to live and enjoy all the activities and functions our city has to offer. His “above and beyond” support of programs initiated by other city departments and concerned citizens has always been greatly appreciated. Coppinger, the cast includes Matt Bravo as John Worthing, Derrick Buchanan as Algernon Moncrieff, Gina Giordano as Gwendolen Fairfax, Shanelle Bell as Cecily Cardew, Mike Knapp as Lane, Leslie Strange as Lady Bracknell, Petra Sussman as Miss Prism, Charlie Strange as Dr. Chasuble and Dale Noss as Merriman. “The Importance of Being Earnest” will run February 22nd - March 17th at the Omar K Lightfoot Center, 10901 N 56th St in Temple Terrace, FL. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8 pm, with Sunday performances at 3 pm. Adult tickets are $14 and Students/ Seniors/Military are $12. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10 each. For more information, please visit http://www. masquetheatre.net or become a fan on our Facebook© page, http://www.facebook.com/ Oscar Wilde: Photograph taken in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony.
Over the years he received many awards and acclamations from both inside the department and out. His recent recognition by the GFWC Temple Terrace Women’s Club as the winner of the 2012 Fran Barford Public Service Award was a fitting acknowledgement for his tireless efforts, not only in support of law enforcement efforts in our city, but also of his endless hours of support for programs and projects that help enrich our community. Tracy Mishler is one of our many Temple Terrace treasures and we will all miss having him in his “official” capacity as servant of our city. Thank you for all you have done for our city, and enjoy your family as move into your next chapter of life. v
Irene Vanbrugh as Gwendolen Fairfax and George Alexander as Jack Worthing in the 1895 production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest', from The Sketch magazine, London, March 1895.
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Toast of Tampa Donates 500 lbs. of Food for Homeless Children Throughout December, the members of the Temple Terrace-based Toast of Tampa Show Chorus collected nonperishable food, especially snacks, for chronically hungry children at Belleair Elementary School in Pinellas County. Drive coordinator Carol Schwenke noted that Belleair has the highest population
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Temple Terrace Golf Course Makes National Register of Historic Places
by Grant Rimbey
he idea of placing the golf course of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on the National Register of Historic Places germinated in 2004. The Temple Terrace Preservation Society and I had a hunch that maybe, just maybe, the Temple Terrace course might be pristine enough to qualify for the prestigious National Register of Historic Places as an historic landscape. Nine years, lots of work, and $12,000 later the Temple Terrace course is now the first eighteen-hole course in Florida to be honored with the National Register designation. The Temple Terrace course has long been known locally as a truly unique course, a rare survivor, and a virtually untouched example of golf’s 1920s golden years. The course was designed in 1921 (before the city’s incorporation in
in 2006 with the publication of a book on 1920s Temple Terrace golf course architect Tom Bendelow by his grandson Stuart Bendelow. In his book, Stuart laments that his Scottish immigrant grandfather never received the recognition he deserved. This is despite the fact that Tom Bendelow designed over 700 courses in his lifetime (the most famous
1925) with a unique figureeight design that allowed the spectators of the day to follow golf tournaments without leaving their Model Ts. Unfortunately, beyond the city limits of Temple Terrace, the Temple Terrace course was a virtual unknown. This all began to change
Bendelow also introduced the following to golf in America: the use of reserve play (tee) times, course marshals, public player associations, public golf instruction, and training for caddies. In 1921, Mr. Bendelow teamed with landscape architect/civil engineer George
being Medinah Country Club #3), played with such luminaries as Harry Vardon, designed the country’s first 18-hole municipal course, had his own line of Thos. E. Wilson golf clubs, and exerted a profound impact on the introduction and spread of golf in America. On top of this,
F. Young and architect M. Leo Elliott to create the illustrious 1921 Temple Terrace master plan. This plan perfectly integrates a full eighteen hole course within the plan of the city. The architecture for the new community was in the Mediterranean Revival style which makes Temple Terrace one of the first planned Mediterranean Revival golf course communities in the country. In the 1920s, the Temple Terrace course was known nationwide as the home course for the Florida Open which in 1925 was billed as the "Greatest Field of Golfers Ever to Play in Florida”; every famous golfer of the day was in attendance except Bobby Jones. Today, the city owned, privately leased course is an emerald necklace that winds its way through the city as both golf course and city park. This effect is highlighted by the fact that most homes face the course, separated by a peripheral road, making the course accessible to all. Bendelow's approach to golf course design was a "naturalist's approach," in that he strove to utilize the natural features of the chosen site to maximum advantage. His courses are often called "Olmstedian" in that his method of naturalist design was greatly influenced by the work of prominent landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and Jr. "If a site had an especially unique feature –- rock outcrop, stream, grove of trees, scenic view -– he would work his hole placements in such a way as to take full advantage of the features even if that meant working his layout from the middle out," according to
the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Bendelow would often describe his courses as "sporty," meaning that his courses "should present an enjoyable play for both beginner and advanced player; not too hard to discourage the new player and not without challenge to the more accomplished golfer.” The annual Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Historic Golf Tournaments Weekend (which was January 19th thru 21st) was initiated in 2010 to honor the course’s venerable past and to allow modern golfers the rare chance to play the course the way it was designed to be played in 1921: with hickory shafted clubs and gutta-percha balls. All of this highlights what most Temple Terrace residents have intuitively known for years, our course is a truly unique survivor and is one of the finest historic golf courses in the State of Florida. v Temple Terrace News
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A jubilant crowd attended a media event in Temple Terrace
on Jan. 15th as the city celebrated an historic moment: The Temple Terrace Golf Course has been officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places! Residents, dignitaries and golfers celebrated with a champagne toast as Mayor Frank Chillura read a proclamation declaring Jan. 19th “Historic Hickory Golf Day” in Temple Terrace. Jan. 19th was the day for the Hickory Hacker amateur golf tournament, followed by the U.S. Professional Hickory Golf Championship on Jan. 21st, which drew golf players from around the world. The Temple Terrace Golf Course is the first 18-hole golf course in Florida to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The designation was the result of many years of hard work by the Temple Terrace Preservation Society and City Council member Grant Rimbey. It was a fun day. Many of those in attendance at the media event wore period clothes from the 1920s, a nod to the era when the golf course was built and recognition of the 1925 Florida Open, which was played on this very turf. Members of Masque Community Theatre and children from Florida College Academy were there to lend ambience to the festivities, and the Temple Terrace Highlanders bagpipe band entertained the crowd with music. The Florida Golf Association was represented, as well as many elected officials and dignitaries from around the region. As a special treat, Stuart Bendelow, grandson of renowned golf course architect Tom Bendelow, was in attendance at some of the golf events. Tom Bendelow designed the Temple Terrace Golf Course in the early 1920s, taking advantage of many of the terrain’s natural features and a terrific view of the Hillsborough River. Temple Terrace City Council member Bob Boss, who is president of Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, thanked the Temple Terrace Preservation Society, including President Tim Lancaster, Margie Martin, Rimbey and all the members who chipped in to make this a special day for Temple Terrace. v February Temple Terrace News
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Center - 10901 N. 56th Street. Please Register in advance at the Family Recreation Complex to reserve your space, or pay at Lightfoot Center the day of the dance. Take a break from the hustle and bustle, put on your dancing shoes and come enjoy an afternoon designed just for you! Refreshments will be provided and a professional photographer will be available. For more information, please call 5066600. TEMPLE TERRACE SENIOR EXPO - March 8th
The 24th Annual Temple Terrace Senior Expo will be held March 8th. Senior service agencies will have representatives on hand to provide information and answer questions. Door prizes, bingo and a lunch are also available at this FREE event. VENDORS: Register in advance to reserve your space. Please call 506-6630 or 506-6635 for more information.
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intermittently for seasonal pool maintenance and pool deck replacement. AQUATICS CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION January - March 10th Main Pool Kiddie/Fun Pools/Waterslide Mon. - Fri. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm March 11th CLOSED until May 27th Pool Heating Surcharge will be in effect; $2 per person per day when cooler weather requires continuous heating of the mail pool. LIFEGUARD TRAINING
The Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division offers classes in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Students must be at least 15 years old to register. Participants in the class will receive certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid. This course is accepted by most area water parks and municipal swimming pools for lifeguard candidates. As classes are scheduled, dates and fees will be posted throughout the Family Recreation Complex. Please note that this course does not require an annual membership. Coming Soon: LIFEGUARD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (Beginning April) CERTIFIED SWIM INSTRUCTORS CLASSES (April/May) YEAR ROUND SWIM TEAM
The Aquatic Club of Temple Terrace (ACTT) has three team programs with varying skill levels available, including: · ACTT Year-Round Program Ages 5 ~ 18 · ACTT Summer Swim Team Ages 5 ~ 18 · ACTT Masters Swim Team Ages 19 & up
The ACTT Year Round Program is a competitive age-group swim team that practices daily and competes in local, state and national USS sanctioned meets. For fees, schedules and more information regarding ACTT, please contact Chris Daniels at 506-6623 or 506-6610. GYMNASTICS SPRING I SESSION 2013
Session Dates: March 4th - April 27th 8 Week Session Priority Registration: February 6th For students enrolled in Winter Session. Open Registration: February 13th (Until Full) No Class Dates: March 29th (Spring Holiday) Tuition Per 8-Week Sessions WINTER & SPRING Class Length 40 - 55 minute class Member $51 Non-Member $77 1 hour 25 minute class Member $77 Non-Member $116 1 hour 25 minute 2x week class Member $117 Non-Member $176 1 hour 55 minute 2x week class Member $135 Non-Member $202 SPRING GYMNASTICS CAMP
(Minimum of 8 participants per camp) Registration starts February 1st March 12th - 15th Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 5 pm, children over 6 yrs. old $105 Members $130 Non-members Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 1 pm, children ages 5 & over $53 Members $75 Non-members Daily rates available for full days and half days. Before/Aftercare is available for an additional cost. Gymnastics Birthday Parties
A great party that kids of any age will love! Parties include: 1 hour & 15 minutes in the Gymnastics room 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 at 506-6600 for more information.
This membership-based facility, consisting of six state-of-the-art clay tennis courts, offers open play, leagues, tournaments, clinics, and group and private lessons. Head Racquet Professional Manny Mariani is USPTA certified and available to assist you with your racquet sport needs. Please watch for posted information on upcoming events and tournaments. An annual total membership or daily fee is required to use the clay courts. MEMBERS: For clay court reservations please contact the Family Recreation Complex Customer Service desk at 506-6600 after 8 am. For more information, or to speak with Manny Mariani, contact the tennis office at 989-7178. Proper tennis attire and proper tennis etiquette must be used at all times. No running shoes allowed. AFTERNOON JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM
Sessions include classes* twice a week for 3 weeks. Classes are held at the Family Recreation Complex Clay Courts Session #2 Feb. 4th - 20th Session #3 Mar. 4th - 20th Session #4 April 1st - 17th Session #5 May 6th - 22nd Session #6 June 3rd - 19th Session #7 Sept. 9th - 25th Days & Times Fees*: Pee Wees, Mon. & Wed., 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm , $30 (member), $45 (non-member) Beg./Int., Mon. & Wed., 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm, $57 (member) $85 (nonmember) Each Session requires a minimum of three players per class. *Classes cancelled by instructor due to inclement weather or City holidays will be rescheduled by instructor. ADULT GROUP TENNIS LESSONS
Session 2 Feb. 4th - 20th Session 3 Mar. 4th - 20th Session 4 April 1st - 17th Session 5 May 6th - 22nd Session 6 June 3rd - 19th Fees*: $40 (members), $60 (nonmembers) Days & Times: Beginners/Inter., Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 9:55 am. *Classes cancelled by instructor due to inclement weather or City Holidays will be rescheduled by instructor. Prices subject to change. 3-player minimum. v Temple Terrace News
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Running Through the Terrace by Cheri Donahue
You know them. You may not be able to call their names but you’ve seen them sprinting down the fairway or heard them shuffle along the road as you darted out to get your morning paper. You’ve seen them in long sleeved shirts and caps and then again near naked. Rain or shine – they are out there everyday - running. Sure there are others – firemen on their lunch breaks, moms and dads pushing strollers, the fast ones, the plodders, the walkers and talkers too. In a city where exercise is available by simply lacing up your shoes, with its tree shaded streets and its rolling hills, these three stand out from the pack. Call them what you will – the 3 Amigos, the 3 Race Rats or just plain nuts – these Temple Terrace runners and their running statistics are impressive. You should know them. Mike Donohue got his start in 1975, when his math students at King HS gave him his first pair of Nike Waffle Trainers. In his marathon
Chris Barqin, Mike Donohue and Barry Holcomb.
Barry Holcomb at Boston Marathon
training years he put in 4000 miles a year – he’s now “down” to 1600 and yes, that’s him you hear in the early morning
completing 25 marathons with his best time of 2:25:11 and you can be sure he can recall the last 11 seconds of it. With 223 race competitions behind him, he was listed 209th in the country for his marathon times in 1981. Perhaps walking a mail route helped him with his training! Chris Barquin, first started running high school cross country in 1969. He then took
Chris Barquin in Miles for Moffitt 2012
Mike Donohue at Gainesville Marathon
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hours shuffling along – he sounded like that when he ran his best marathon time of 2:35. He competed and won 25 of 300 plus races including 24 marathons (qualifying and running Boston 9 times). All in all, he’s gone well past 100,000 miles – in Beijing, Ireland, London, Paris, Nassau, Crater Lake, Central Park and of course Temple Terrace. Barry Holcomb, started running and training in 1977 and took to racing in 1978. While he was in competing mode he put in 4900 miles a year (otherwise only 4000). He too liked those 26.8 miles races,
"time off" and "restarted" in 1978. He likes to run mid-
morning and puts in about 1700 miles a year – down from 3500 in his “racing” years. In his more than 100 races he includes 16 marathons (9 in Boston, 1 Marine Corp. and a bunch of others – some of which he claims could have been mistaken for the Bataan Death March). One of his most satisfying was the Miles for Moffitt in 2012. Chris claims to have spent lots of time looking at the backsides of Mike and Barry – that is when they weren’t so far ahead that they were out of sight! Call it insanity (I know Mike’s mother prayed that he overcome his dangerous habit), call it obsessive – but these three retirees (retired from careers not from running) are proof that getting off the couch and being active is well worth the effort. Now you know them. v
June 20, 1970 Mike and Cheri Donohue
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Honey, we've had our ups and downs - up early to raise our kids and down on the floor to play with grandchildren. We are blessed. I love you, Cheri
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The Food Truck Revolution Rolls into Tampa Neighborhoods by Ann MacKinnon
Unless you've been living under a rock the last few years, you know that Food Trucks are the latest rage for foodies, hipsters, or anyone who wants to try unique and freshly prepared gourmet fare on the go. Most major U.S.
cities host food truck rallies, and the Tampa Bay area is no exception. These rallies often include live music as entertainment for the hungry hordes that descend in droves. One of the more popular events is called Flicks
& Food Trucks, held on the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 10 pm. This venue offers a varied selection of 10 - 15 gourmet food trucks as well as independent short films, predominantly created by Florida filmmakers. The Flicks and Food Truck website offers this advice for first timers:
Some trucks take credit cards, but not all trucks do. Plan to expect waiting in line for your orders. While the food is worth the wait, it does not come fast because it’s not “fast food”. These are full blown restaurants on wheels and food is made to order. Plan to experience more than one food truck. Everyone serves something different so ordering small is key!
Consider it similar to tailgating: Most people stand and eat at Food Truck events. If you are one who likes to sit and eat, then stake out a spot on a curb or bring a chair! Be sure to bring cash for your purchases. Vendors appreciate small bills vs. 10’s & 20’s. Go to http://www. tampabaymarkets.com/flicksand-food-trucks for more information about this event. Or go to www.tastingtampa. com for other events, such as the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta each month. You can also follow Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally on facebook to get the latest details about other locations. To keep up with the street
food vendors that are roaming the Tampa Bay area each day, there's a new "app" for iphones or Android devices. Truckspotting.com outfits local food trucks with real-time GPS units and personally meets with the individual vendors to make sure accurate information and weekly calendars are provided to the hungry public. Finding your favorite organic bistro on wheels, mobile burger joint or favorite taco truck will no longer be a guessing game! v
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The Temple Terrace Community Garden is hard at work cultivating new and old ventures. Two options are now available to garden members: everyone is welcome to help at the communal plot located at Riverhills
Elementary, while those who wish can grow their choice of crops at the Riverhills Park site, which features individual plots. Organic practices are found throughout the garden, such as composting and water conservation. Some of the
members recently attended a session on beekeeping at Lettuce Lake Park in the hopes of learning more about how to help encourage bee activity in the garden. The group was also involved in a market research project by Ames, which has resulted in the donation of new gardening tools. Kindergartners took a field trip to the communal site in January to learn more about the project. Additionally, the new site at Greco Middle School is in the initial stages, which will mark the third site for the group. Membership fees for 2013 are due February 15th. The cost is $25 to be part of the group and to have access to the communal plot. For other sites, such as the individual plots, costs vary.
There is a membership meeting planned for February 16th in Riverhills Park, during which time the group will discuss possible expansion projects for the rest of the year depending on how many members join. In its first year of operating, the group has established the communal site, set up the individual plots, started the Greco initiative, participated in community events, and offered gardening workshops. Truly, with this dedication from its
members, there is no limit to what can be accomplished in the future. If you are interested in learning more about the garden, please be sure to check out the groupâ€™s website at "http://www. templeterracecommunitygarden. com/" http://www. templeterracecommunitygarden. com/ or find us on Facebook (Temple Terrace Community Garden group). We look forward to seeing you in the garden! v
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February 5th, PTA meeting 8:15 am (Media Center) February 8th, NO SCHOOL – Fair Day February 14th, Panther Pride Chorus Performing at Florida State Fair February 25th, Beef ‘O Brady’s Family Dinner Night February 28th, PTA General Assembly Meeting
the morning show to show her support for this special fundraiser. We had a very successful PAL program the first half of school and it resumed on January 28th and will run through May 24th. PAL stands for Partnering to Accelerate Learning. We need your help to volunteer in this very important program at Lewis Elementary. Volunteers who can commit 30 minutes to two hours per week are needed to read with a student and perform basic
Greco Middle School 6925 E. Fowler Temple Terrace, FL 33617 813.987.6926 www.greco.mysdhc.org Riverhills Elementary School 405 Riverhills Drive Temple Terrace, FL 33617 813.987.6911 Lewis Elementary School 6700 Whiteway Drive Temple Terrace, FL 813.987.6947 www.lewis.mysdhc.org
We have started an exciting 2013 school year! Before Winter Break, Lewis participated in a School Holiday Learning Project Putting Students First
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reading activities to improve basic reading, comprehension and fluency skills. The child’s teacher will supply all tutoring materials. All we need from you
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head over for dinner! It's one night you won’t have to cook! Our PTA General Assembly is scheduled for February 28th from 5-7:30pm. Dinner will be available to purchase, as well as fun-filled entertainment. The Spring Book Fair is coming back soon! Starting February 25th through March 1st, children and parents will be invited to purchase books. Please make sure to stop by the Media Center during this time. We will also need volunteers. Contact Elisa Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested. You must have a SERVE form on file. Please continue to collect your Box Tops and Labels for Education. A big thank you for families who worked hard in collecting Box Tops for the Fall. We had a record-breaking collection of over $1,250! Please don’t stop collecting. Our next submission is in March so please turn them in no later than February 25th. Lastly, thank you to all of the families who attended our Kindergarten Round-Up. If you have any additional questions, please contact the school at 987-6947. We look forward to meeting many of your new faces next year!
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for the Heifer foundation to provide gifts for children who live in rural areas and underdeveloped villages around our world. Each grade level was able to vote on the animal they wanted to purchase. We raised over $600 and purchased ducks, chicks, rabbits, a llama, and a pig. Our principal, Mrs. Tonelli, even kissed a pig on
is a commitment of your time and a desire to help students. If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Keding at pal@ lewispta.com. Our next Family Dinner night is Monday, February 25th at Beef ‘O Bradys on 56th Street. A portion of your purchase will be donated to our school. Grab your friends and
Parents are Key! WHAT is STEM? The STEM initiative at Greco is part of a nationwide effort to enhance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and interest of students from an early age. Our mission is to promote student excitement, focus and achievement by providing a relevant, rigorous, and unique learning experience through linking curricula to create real-world applications. Temple Terrace News
The program includes multiple high school credit advanced placement (AP) courses upon reaching the 8th grade. Our alumni have gone on to participate in some of the most advanced programs high schools have to offer in a variety of focuses from the International Baccalaureate Program, Robotics Academies and KAPS. • After applying, contact Dana Koch to ensure we have your name at 987-6926 ext 231. • Make sure we have your email for upcoming STEM and PreKAPS events. • Please contact us with any questions you might have throughout the school year. • Make sure your child earns good grades this school year and excels on FCAT. CAMPUS TOURS: Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 and 4 pm. To Schedule: Please call and schedule a tour with Dana Koch at 987-6926 ext 231. TO APPLY: Click on: http://www.sdhc.k12. fl.us/choice/applications.asp to apply for either program. Please email us at: Greco. Middle@sdhc.k12.fl.us so we can monitor your application process and invite you to any upcoming events for future students.
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Florida College Florida College Honored by Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
On January 16th, Florida College was honored in the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce’s presentation of the Ed Hanna Business of the Year Award, which recognizes local businesses that positively affect the Temple Terrace community. A non-profit institution, Florida College was granted special recognition alongside local business finalists for its similar positive effect on the Temple Terrace community. At the presentation Florida College was recognized for their annual cleanup efforts, nationally-ranking contributions to Florida Blood Services and their yearly hosting of over 500 students with outstanding moral character who do much to make Temple Terrace a pleasant place. President H.E. “Buddy” Payne also shared some of the College’s exciting plans for future growth, and expressed his satisfaction of his decadeslong commitment to Florida College as it has steadily grown alongside Temple Terrace for the past 68 years.
Tampa Bay Technical High School’s National Technical Honor Society participated in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Project. Every member in the chapter was responsible for bringing in gifts for one child whose name was on the Angel Tree. These gifts were packaged and given to the children for Christmas. TBT's conference night is Thursday, Feb. 21st from 4-6:30 pm
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BDCHS Students Show Their Community Service Spirit While BDCHS high school students were still in school, and college students began their winter holidays, two dual enrolled students (taking classes both at their high school and local community college) took the initiative to help others on their newly acquired free time. Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High
February Events 1st PTSA Meeting 8am Media 4th-11th Book Fair 7th Black History Celebration 7th Spaghetti Dinner 8th Fair Day/ No School 12th Report Cards Distributed 13th SAC Meeting, 4:30 Media 19th Progress Reports go home 21st Conference Night 5-7:30PM 26th FCAT Writes 8th Graders President Payne with Mayor Frank Chillura and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Sparks-McGlinchy.
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School seniors, Allison Butler and Casey Stein wrote up a short proposal and handed it into their principal, Mrs. Kristine Bennett. It proposed that our BDCHS dually enrolled students participate in a volunteer opportunity that would help out their community. Mrs. Bennett was
BDCHS students to be a part of the Mayor’s Youth Corps for 2013: Kameo James, Michelle Spring and Jenna Hart
very supportive of their idea and signed off on their proposal. Allison and Casey held meetings informing other dual enrolled students. Ten agreed and got proper paperwork signed by their parents. On December 6th, Allison, Casey, and one other student showed up at the Salvation Army's Angel Tree distribution site located at the University Mall in Tampa, Florida. For a full week, Allison and Casey unloaded School News continued on next page 17
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trucks, vans, and buses filled with toys and bicycles donated by generous families and companies throughout
There is nothing better than brightening someone else's day by the little effort you put in." Written by Allison Butler, BDCHS 12th grader
Brooks DeBartolo earns another A grade awarded from the Florida Department of Education. Soaring to New Heights!
Hillsborough County. Due to their limited schedule, the other dual enrolled students worked very hard on the days they could attend, three hours at a time. Along with unloading presents, BDCHS students helped organize the gifts and put designated gifts together. On the final day of the project, Allison and Casey, as well as many other people, organizations, and companies from our community helped distribute the presents and bicycles to needy families in our area. "Everyone was so grateful!
The BDCHS Boys’ Basketball team has moved into 2nd place in the district; pictured in the photo is Warren Hall, #23 and Sean Dougherty, #31
Daniel DeQuarto, Jennifer DeLeon, Ashley Gerlach, Daniel Rosa, Lindsay Carraway unloading presents from a bus.
C. Leon King High School Graham Named One of Six Finalists in County
The KHS administration, faculty and staff are very excited to announce that King High School’s Dre Graham has been nominated as one of the six finalists for Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year. With over 200 schools in Hillsborough County and thousands of teachers, it is a great honor to be selected as one of the six finalists. Graham is a King graduate, dedicated to his students and the music program. Graham will be recognized by the district and community in a
ceremony on March 28th at the Tampa Bay Performing Art Center where the Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year will be announced. The King faculty also chose Leandra Vera as the Ida S. Baker recipient and Lillian Paramore as the Non-Instructional Employee of the Year.
Kagan activities, and Willette was filmed instructing them and keeping conversation alive. Some students were extremely excited and didn’t fail to be their bubbly selves. On more than one occasion, the students made the camera crew burst out laughing. Others were a little nervous in front of the cameras. “Every time they came my way I pretended I had to get something out of my bag,” said senior Rachel Erickson, “but what they were doing is really good for other kids so I didn’t mind doing it.” Dr. Kagan Directs Teaching The cooperative learning style Video in KHS Classroom that Kagan developed has been By Sara F. Smith proven by research time and time The people of Kagan again since the 1980s. According Publishing and Professional to the George Lucas Educational Development recently made Foundation’s website edutopia. their way to King High School org, students “learn more to film a teacher training video deeply when they can apply in two Advanced Placement classroom-gathered knowledge to Literature classes. real-world problems, and when The company promotes they take part in projects that cooperative learning in require sustained engagement classrooms from kindergarten and collaboration.” up to adult school. The methods The hope of this training are based on research from the video is to help more teachers founder Dr. Spencer Kagan. see an alternative to the classic Dr. Kagan began research in teaching style and choosing the 1968 and soon developed what correct class and teacher was he calls “Kagan Structures”. important to its success. These structures are basic “I’m absolutely impressed classroom methods to help by this class,” said Dr. Kagan, students actively participate “They have a great teacher in the lesson. Some of these here.” v methods include: Quiz-QuizTrade, Rally Robin, Timed Pair Share, and Numbered Heads Together. Dr. Kagan came to oversee the filming himself and to get to know the students. English teacher Melanie Willette is a progressive user of the Kagan methods in her classroom in an effort to engage all of her students. Both classes filmed were hers and she couldn’t be more proud. King HS KAPS Seniors Brett Morales and Nuri Mathew get ready for the 2012 1st Semester KHS “This is the man who wrote Reading Rocks! Celebration. Students must pass 5 the book,” said Willette, “It was or more reading comprehension tests to participate. They get invited to a pizza lunch and, longtime Temple an honor.” Terrace Women's Club member and past President, Margaret Mitchell, donates a $100 Grand Prize to The students were filmed be given away to a lucky young Lion! Remember, going through the different Reading Rocks @ KHS!
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Morgan Stanley Coming to Temple Terrace Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley announced Tuesday the company will bring more than 100 jobs to Temple Terrace, with an average salary of $55,000. Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, noting that “Florida’s economy continues to head in the right direction.” Additionally, Morgan Stanley will make a $6.6-million capital investment in the Intellicenter at Telecom Park. Company officials said they anticipate a move-in date of March 2013. Mayor Frank Chillura hailed the news as a new chapter in Temple Terrace’s economic development. “We look forward to welcoming Morgan
Stanley to Temple Terrace,” he said. “They are an exciting addition to our business community, and we appreciate their investment in our city.”
Last November, the Temple Terrace City Council and Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved a Qualified Target
Morgan Stanley officials cited the quality of local employees and the availability of a skilled workforce as the greatest advantages of expanding in the Tampa Bay region. Temple Terrace was in competition with sites in Utah and Ohio for the new office, which will include financial advisors and financial transaction processors.
Industry Tax Refund incentive package for the company. The package will provide $5,000 for each new job, or a total of $550,000, with $440,000 to be paid by the state, $55,000 by Hillsborough County and $55,000 by the City of Temple Terrace. The incentives are performance-based, meaning no funds will be distributed until the jobs are actually created at the promised wages.
Morgan Stanley officials said the company plans to make significant enhancements to nearly 26,000 square feet of space at the Intellicenter at Telecom Park. The new facility will house some existing local employees, as well as the new hires. Doug Ketterer, head of U.S. Field Management for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, said the company looks forward to expanding in a “region with tremendous resources and a terrific local workforce, including many talented, highly skilled individuals.” Morgan Stanley provides a diverse range of investment, banking, securities, investment management and other services from 1200 offices in 43 countries.v
Northside Auxiliary Installation Meeting Front row: Judy Wabol, Sylvia D'Aloia,Jo Ivey,Susan Rogers and JoAnn Woodard Back row:Betty Mitchell, Naomi Singleton, Joyce. Meitin, Vibeke Petersen, Marsha Lewis Brown, installing officer ,Geri Aceto, Shirley Callaway, Cheri Knapp, Sylvia Traina, Marilyn VanderKam and Cyhthia Aprile. Happy 20 Hoofers
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garden club Forget the Gym on Wednesday February 20th. Get your workout at Woodmont Park and be a part of making something beautiful in our community. You'll get lots of exercise (how much is up to you), and have something to show for your efforts. It's only for two hours and it's fun!!! Bring your garden gloves, your
tools and your ideas! We are looking to have fun while learning the difference between a weed and a native plant; while cutting
back over-growth and spreading mulch and while enjoying the beauty of our park. No RSVP is needed - just come to the park at 415 Woodmont Ave in the heart of Temple Terrace - and bring a friend. Woodmont Park is the home of the historic Woodmont Clubhouse, one of the last remaining buildings of the Bertha Palmer estate – the foundation of the City itself. The park has played many roles – starting as a stable yard and eventually the playground for the City’s first elementary school. The building and park property are owned by the City of Temple Terrace but the Temple Terrace Garden Club is responsible for all of the landscaped areas. Club members meet in the park on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to weed, prune and plant. This is a fun morning from
[ community News ] 9 am-11 am for members to work together, to share information about plants and to see how to work with plants in our shady Florida gardens. Seasoned club members work side by side with those wanting to learn more about plants that grow well in our area and how to care for them. A new work-group has been formed called the “Friends of the Fountain” as a newly added water fountain will require its own set of dedicated “maintenance workers”. Did you know that several areas of the park have been designated for specific purposes? The park features a Memorial Garden which memorializes deceased Garden Club members, an Herb & Butterfly garden, and a Bee Friendly garden. All are connected by paved walkways and bench areas which are on one level to make them accessible for all. Information stations include packets explaining the gardens which are available for
visitors to read and take. Woodmont Park came from humble beginnings but is now treasured by the residents of Temple Terrace and considered a jewel of the City. PS- if you really want to know more about the club – join us at our regular meeting February 13th – no work clothes are required for this one! Check us out at www. templeterracegardenclub.shutterfly. com. v
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in attendance. Other finalists for the award were Antonio’s Pasta Grille and DeVane Financial Advisors. Florida College received a special recognition for their contributions to the local economy and community. The Chamber is gearing up for the 24th Annual Business Expo and Taste of the Terrace. The event will be held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa, Tuesday, March Pilot Bank, from left, Chamber President Sara Leutzinger, 5th, 3-6 pm. The Roy Hellwege, President and CEO Pilot Bank, Nancy Law, Branch Manager, Pilot Bank Temple Terrace, Ed Hanna Taste of the Terrace and Mayor Frank Chillura returns this year with delicious samples of menu January 16th luncheon which was held at the Temple Terrace items from a variety of area restaurants. There will be Golf and Country Club. Over door prizes and Pepin will 125 members and guests were Pilot Bank was selected as the 2012 Ed Hanna Business of the Year. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s
provide complimentary tastes of Budweiser beer products. Tickets are only $5 and the Chamber is partnering with area organizations that would like to sell tickets. The chamber will donate a portion of each ticket sold back to the organization or PTSA. For more information contact Lauren or Barbara at the Chamber office 813-989-7004.
Mayor Frank Chillura was the guest speaker at the December luncheon
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Chamber Monthly Luncheon Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club 200 Inverness Avenue February 20th, 11:45 am
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Temple Terrace Firefighters Participated in the “Sincerely Santa” Toy Drive This year as in years past, the Temple Terrace Firefighters, in partnership with Hillsborough
County Schools participated in the “Sincerely Santa” toy drive delivering presents
to underprivileged kids throughout Temple Terrace. Our Firefighters delivered gifts to numerous families prior to Christmas Day via Fire Truck. Each year, children in grades kindergarten through third, write a “Letter to Santa”,
describing what they want most for Christmas. Teachers notate additional information including: special needs of the child, clothing sizes, and additional siblings in the home. The teachers then select letters of the most needy children and forward them to Sincerely Santa for processing. Santa takes over from there… The smiles and happiness glowing from the children’s faces was overwhelming and rewarding beyond description. Thanks to E-11’s crew for their participation with assisting Santa with distribution of needed gifts. v
Firefighter Chris Damico, Captain Mike Brown, Firefighter Mike Suydam. The Children pictured names are Angelis Ortiz and Rafael Vicente.
District-wide Speech Contest Rotarians want to hear from the teenagers in our community. Not only do we want to hear from you, we want to reward you for your thoughts and your spoken words. In February and March of each year, Rotary Clubs in District 6890 invite high school students who are currently enrolled in any public, private or home school to participate in a district-wide speech contest. To be fair, children of Rotarians cannot compete within their parent’s Club area. The contest is an opportunity to compose and orally deliver an original speech based on the annual theme of Rotary International (RI). The theme for this year is “Peace through Service”. 24
Each contestant is asked to deliver a memorized speech of 5-7 minutes which includes facts, statistics, stories, examples and quotations. Humor and original touches are always appreciated. Contestants may draw on life experiences or stories available through RI. A panel of judges grades each contestant on delivery, originality and content. For research into Rotary, visit the RI website at www.rotary.org and at the District site www. district6890rotary.org. The first competition is held at the local Club level. The winner from each Club will then compete at Group level and eventually Group winners
will compete at the District and final level. Club and Group competitions must be completed by the end of March. The final competition is scheduled for April 13th at Camp Rotary in Brandon FL. Cash awards are provided at each level with the final District prizes of $1,000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place) and $250 (3rd place). Detailed rules and regulations are being made available to area high schools so check with your Guidance Counselor or if your school has an Interact Club, with the club sponsor. For more information about a Rotary Club in your area and the details about the competition
dates and locations, email Assistant Governor Nick Hall at email@example.com. Feel free to visit the Temple Terrace Rotary Club to ask questions of the members and to learn about the Club’s competition dates. Members will be more than happy to explain Rotary and why the theme of Peace through Service is appropriate. Join us any Tuesday morning at 7:30. We meet at the IHOP at Morris Bridge and Fowler. We adjourn promptly at 8:30. Still have questions about how you or your student can compete? Contact Cheri Donohue at cheri.donohue@ gmail.com. v Temple Terrace News
GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club presents 40th Community Prayer Breakfast L - R: New members: Alston Colby, Beth Neylan, Hannah Gassen, Kristina Budzban, Shanik Cabrera, and Dania Alkayali
Temple Terrace Juniorettes After a busy holiday season the Juniorettes are looking forward to their plans for the rest of their school year. At their January meeting they inducted six new members into their club, and membership is always open year round. Some upcoming projects include a Valentines party for their adopted special needs Girl Scout troop, Dr. Seuss
birthday party at the library, and a trip to Lowry Park Zoo. Everyone should mark their calendars now for the annual community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th, at 10:00 am at Riverhills Park. The Juniorettes is a service club for teenaged girls. For more information, conact their advisor, Joyce Johnston, at 813985-3533. v
The GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club is proud to present the 40th Community Prayer Breakfast on Friday, February 22nd at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. The event will include coffee, juice and fellowship at 7:00 am with a breakfast and program at 7:30 am. This year’s guest speaker will be Pastor Joe Germain of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace. Music will be provided by Vocalist Dana Leonard and accompanied by Sherrill Tomasino.
Anyone interested in attending must make a reservation by February 18th. Individual tickets are $12.00 and tables of 8 are available for $96.00. For tickets and information please contact Liz Affronti 813 988-5626 or Norma Jean Moore 813 988-3056. Tickets may also be purchased at the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce. This event is not a fundraiser but is a community service offered by the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club. v
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Tagalongs, or Samoas – the wait is over! Through March 16th, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties,
IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME 2,138,172 That’s the number of packages Girls of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida sold in 2012 with over $1.3 million worth of proceeds going to their troops! Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announced Monday, Jan. 7th marked the start of the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program throughout
its eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Through the Cookie Program, girls build five essential life skills: goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills and business ethics. Empower girls to become future leaders by supporting the Girl Scout Cookie program. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie – Thin Mints,
Girl Scout Troop 92 The girls brought in toys to donate to the Toys for Tots program. The Temple Terrace Recreation Center had a Book sale and a box for Toys for Tots and our girls brought in 10 unwrapped toys to give to other kids who would have nothing for Christmas. It is our Troop's goal to remind the girls that it is not all about them, but, about others who are less fortunate. They will be donating 10% of their cookie sales again this year to St. Joseph Children's Hospital. They are very committed to helping kids who are sick and in the hospital. They have set a goal of at least $100.00 as this year's donation. v 26
including Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints, Trefoils and returning for a second year due to its popular 100th anniversary debut – the Savannah Smiles! Girl Scouts in west central Florida will deliver thousands of cookies beginning Feb. 15th. New this year, Girl Scout cookie packaging has been completely redesigned to showcase more about the impact of the cookie program
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Be part of something bigger and make a difference at the Relay for Life Party! Join us at Tampa Bay Technical High School, 6410 Orient Road in the cafeteria on Tuesday, February 19th, Thursday, Mach 21st or Thursday, April 18th from 6-7 pm to sign up and learn more about Relay for Life Temple Terrace. Light refreshments will be available. The 2013 theme will be Curing Cancer Around the World. Get your friends or company together and start a team now!
Relay for Life Temple Terrace will be an 18 hour celebration at Greco Middle School on April 26th -27th starting at 6 pm. 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! For more information contact our American Cancer Society partner Lauren Oliver 813-319-5918 or go to www. cancer.org. v Temple Terrace News
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Library System Seeks Artwork With 'Local Flavor' To celebrate the 500th year of the founding of Florida, the TampaHillsborough County Library System is seeking artwork for display. It's been 500 years since Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon stumbled onto the eastern shores of Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth. To celebrate Viva Florida 500, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries is inviting Florida artists to apply to have their artwork displayed in a library community room for ongoing exhibits throughout
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Ready for a Twist: “Gone Girl” By Tammie Harris Here’s the reason so many people are reading Gillian Flynn’s latest novel: Everybody loves surprises. There are more twists in this novel than the mighty Mississippi, even though this is Flynn’s third novel set in her home state of Missouri. She may be playing with relationship themes and criminal elements again, but there is nothing tired about her wild ride of a novel. It may not be for the faint of heart, but “Gone Girl” digs deep into the complex layers of a marriage. Nick is an out-of-work writer who finds his relationship has gone stale. His wife, Amy, is the dazzling trust-fund child whose parents
have built their wealth on children’s books inspired by their daughter. Joblessness turns to listlessness, and when Nick’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he drags his New York wife away to an average, Midwest town so he can find fulfillment in being needed again. Just when it seems like Nick has a handle on life again, Amy disappears. There are signs of a struggle -- overturned furniture and an open door. Who would want to hurt the kind, patient Amy? The evidence points a finger squarely at Nick. It’s hard to say too much more without giving away any spoilers (advice: go easy on the Internet reviews; spoilers are everywhere!).
There are two accounts given alternately, one Nick’s and the other Amy’s. There are secrets around every bend in the plot, or around each chapter. The author is careful to give just enough information to keep the reader looking for more, reading one more chapter to see what’s going on (Wait a minute, why does he have a disposable cell phone?). The depiction of this unique relationship between Nick and Amy is rich for a book discussion, or between any couple who think they know their partner inside and out. “Gone Girl” is well worth the 415 pages and delayed
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His heart stopped on June 6, 2012. And that’s where his
It was a regular Thursday afternoon when Chuck felt his first symptoms — intense nausea, chest pain and profuse cold sweats. Sensing it was a heart attack, he asked his son to call 9-1-1. Chuck was rushed straight to the Florida Hospital Tampa ER. Their expert medical team never once gave up on Chuck. Not after he flatlined. Not after they tried four times to revive him. Not even after his
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