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TemPle Terrace A Community Newsletter for Temple Terrace Residents


VOL. 1, ISSUE 15 | NOVEMBER 2012

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Listen… to the sounds of life around you – there is so much music of life we often miss Listen to your kids – they speak a wisdom lost to most adults Listen to your friends -- actually listen, not just converse Listen to your pets-- animals communicate with a unique style of love Listen to those you love -- show them your love by hearing their hearts Listen to those you don’t even like -- even they have something valuable to say Take the time to listen and you may have a friend for life. Take the time to listen and you will gather insight. Take the time to listen and wisdom will be yours. Take the time to listen, it may open up a door that has been closed for a very long time. When the sun is shining, the birds are singing, life is happy, it's easy to feel thankful. But what about the times when life breaks your heart? What then? Bad news, sickness, financial trouble, broken dreams, broken relationships, broken homes, broken hearts; We are confronted with these enemies, and most often we don't seem to have a better choice than to use all of our energy to fight back. When my heart or my body is broken, I don’t feel thankful. I may feel anger, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, pain, unforgiveness, loneliness, disappointment, a sense of abandonment, hopeless; and some days I don’t seem to feel anything at all; but I don’t automatically feel thankful. It’s difficult enough just to get out of bed in the morning, to put one foot in front of the other --Who has the energy to be thankful? I may feel the need to keep going or even to smile, for the sake of my family, or for guilt, or for necessity, or to try and keep hope

alive, but giving up is often a more ready feeling than thanksgiving. Sure, I might be able to find some reason(s) to be thankful, even in the midst of the most miserable of situations. But why should I? If the way I feel is the only consideration; if negative circumstances are the focus, then there actually may be no reason to be thankful. Thankfully (no pun intended), there is a reason to be thankful that trumps every single one of our very real feelings of sorrow. Thanksgiving is a reason in and of itself! Thanksgiving is power! It is powerful to break the chains of sorrow! It is more powerful than our feelings! The problem is that unless we actually activate thanksgiving, it has no power; the problem is that since we don’t feel thankful, we may not choose to activate this power. Activating the power of thanksgiving is often a choice, not a feeling! If I do choose to (grit my teeth and) activate thanksgiving, I activate a power against fear, depression, anger; and I activate a power of forgiveness, faith, hope, love. And more good news!: The more often we make the choice to be thankful, the more we begin to actually feel thankful, even when suffering comes. This results in a more ready thank you when sorrow knocks at our door. And a more ready thank you means a more ready power --- power which infuses us with strength to fight the enemies of suffering, and win! We are not alone in our life-battles – thanksgiving is one of our allies. When sorrow and suffering are at your door, when the last thing you feel like doing is being thankful, make a choice to open your mouth and say thank You anyway! Cindi Matter, Publisher cindi

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King Honored

Colonel Jerry M. King, (ret) was honored by the Army Special Forces community by being recognized as a “Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment” and enshrined in The Special Forces Hall of Fame. Colonel King was honored by Major General Edward Reeder, Commander of the Special Warfare Center, at a ceremony on Sept 20th at Fort Bragg, NC. The award stated that it was given in recognition of outstanding contribution to Special Forces Regimental Continuity, Tradition and Esprit De Corps that Colonel King showed in his 32 years of distinguished military services, the majority of which was with Special Forces. Colonel King was fortunate to serve at all appropriate levels of command. “Needless to say,” said

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King, “I was very excited and honored to have been recognized by the Army Special Forces for the many achievements that I and the many outstanding men with whom I was privileged to have served accomplished during my Army career.” Colonel King’s last assignment was Commander, Special Operations Command, USCENTCOM, at MacDill AFB, an organization that King formed and served as its first commander. SOCCENT was the first SOC to be designated a theater level Unitified Combatant Command. Among the many medals and honors earned by Col. King was the Sliver Star, Defense Service Medal w/ cluster, Legion of Merit w/cluster, Bronze Star w/ Valor, Meritorious Service Medal w/clusters, Joint Commendation Medal, Air Medal w/clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ clusters, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, CIB, SCUBA, Master Parachutist and HALO Badge. Additionally, he was presented the Silver Order of St. Phillip Neri Medal by the Special Forces Association. Following his retirement from the Army Col. King continued to serve by becoming active in the community. He served as a Temple Terrace Councilman, President of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, the Hillsborough County/ City Planning Council and VP of the Florida Planning Council. He also served as Vice-President and President of Command Chapter 60 of the Special Forces Association. Colonel King lives in Temple Terrace with his wife Patricia. They have two sons and four grandchildren. v

Spring Baseball 2013

Please register for Spring Baseball now and pay the registration fee next year! * To receive the early registration fee of $85 you must · Register Before Dec. 31st · Pay Before Jan. 12th, 2013 * Registration after Dec. 31st will be subject to the regular registration fee of $145. Long term planning requires long term commitment and we need your commitment now, not your money.

Planning Commission sez Buona Fortuna & Grazie, Chair Chillura! November marks the end of a valued member’s term. For four years, Frank Chillura has represented the City of Temple Terrace on the Planning Commission, including one year as Vice Chair and as Chair for the past year. Frank has been a Temple Terrace resident since 1977 and dedicated to public service since 1999. First appointed to the Temple Terrace Code Enforcement Board, then elected and re-elected to City Council in 2000 and 2004 respectively, Frank has

served on many boards, covering both Hillsborough County and Temple Terrace issues. In his last year as Chair, Frank has been an even-keeled leader, charting a positive course out of some choppy waters. His term as Chair will be remembered for his commitment to and support of the unity, stability and integrity of the Planning Commission. We wish him well in all of his future pursuits. Buona Fortuna & Grazie! v

Antonio’s Take Away Dinner Fundraiser for the Temple Terrace Woman’s Club Take a break from your normal Sunday routine and contribute to worthwhile community projects at the same time! On Sunday, November 4th, the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club, in conjunction with Antonio’s Pasta Grille, will hold a take-away dinner. For $12, Antonio’s is providing their fabulous chicken parmesan, penne pasta, salad and bread. Pickup is from 1 to 3 pm at Temple Terrace News

Antonio’s, located at 11401 N. 56th Street in Temple Terrace. To purchase dinners, please mail your check, made payable to the Temple Terrace Woman’s Club, to P.O. Box 16056, Temple Terrace, FL 33687 or call Mindy DeVane, event chair, at 988-3453 for your “reservation” until November 1st. The “take away” dinner event is a fundraiser for the Woman’s Clubs many community programs.

The Club, a community service organization, was established in 1959 and is a member of the Greater Federation of Woman’s Clubs and Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. The GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club is devoted to community service, personal growth and the development of friendships. As members, they work together in the spirit of friendship and service to

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better the quality of life in Temple Terrace and the world. The Club provides opportunities for personal growth through achievement and lasting relationships through community interaction. The club meets from Jan. through Dec. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, no meetings in June and July. To learn more about the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club visit http:// v 5


Shamrock's Ale House aims to be a cut above other sports bars in the area. Eric Tremmel, general manager, likes to define the 2 1/2 year old business as a Gastropub. It's a term that describes a house that specializes in high-quality food versus your more basic pub grub. The menu has evolved using recipes from chefs as well as the customers. Neylan's Nachos, Grandma K's Potato Soup and Sweeney's Shepherds Pie are just a few examples of the secret recipes of some of the clientele. Baby Back Ribs, N.Y. Strip Steak and Steamed Clams are some of the most popular items along with burgers, jumbo wings and fish and chips. Shamrock's has expanded happy


hour to All Day Every Day to meet the needs of people who work different schedules. With 23 beers on tap, you are sure to find one to make you happy. Along with all the wonderful food and beverages are 19 huge high definition televisions to watch all of your favorite teams. Tremmel, who has been a part of major venues in the Tampa area since 1985 says this is the best neighborhood he has ever seen. "It's just like Cheers. Customers walk in and have to go around shaking hands and hugging one another before they can order a pint.� Tremmel states that one of his biggest assets is his staff; most are local residents. Being a very family oriented establishment,

the staff makes everybody feel welcome. They make sure that you leave satisfied and happy and you will most likely have a few new friends. Shamrock's website and facebook page feature their specials and live

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entertainment like live jazz, karaoke, Bike Night and trivia. Located at 7805 Temple Terrace Hwy. 813-988-4908. They are open 11 am to 3 am Monday to Saturday and noon to 1 am Sunday. v

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With the individual plots established in Riverhills Park and the communal plot still thriving behind Riverhills Elementary, the Temple Terrace Community Garden is seeking to expand even further. A new project is starting at Greco Middle School, where we are seeking to establish a third community garden. Along with the plots at the library and the Rec Center, it is hard to miss the presence of the group in our community!

Milder weather also means that it is time for the growing season to start again in earnest. Already, a bed has been set aside for collards to be grown at the communal plot. Strawberries and blueberries are being planted, along with a wide variety of herbs. Numerous vegetables are growing, including eggplant and tomatoes. The community garden continues to follow organic practices for all of its crops, both

at the communal site and the individual plots. Learning resources and expertise are available for any gardeners who participate in the group to help keep the sites organic. If you would like to learn more about the community garden, you are welcome to stop by the sites at any time. The group will have

representatives at the Temple Terrace Art Festival in Riverhills Park on November 10th and 11th. More information can also be found online at the Facebook group (Temple Terrace Community Garden) and via the group’s website: http://www. We look forward to seeing you! v

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Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Historic Golf Tournaments Weekend Coming in January 2013

19th - 21th, 2013. It is a celebration of the town’s golf history in which all participants play with pre -1930 wood shafted golf clubs or replicas of the same along with reproduction balls of the era (Clubs and balls are provided to all participants). The Temple Terrace Hickory Hacker event on Saturday is open to amateur golfers and will be followed by the Knickers Ball recalling the grand events held at the clubhouse during the roaring twenties. The United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship (USPHGC) tournament on Monday is a re-


Hickory Hacker golfer.tif: A Hickory Hacker dressed in 1920s era golf attire.

Museum. For tournament registration and/ or sponsorship information please call Tim Lancaster at 813-9853594. v The field of players in the 1925 Florida Open held at Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club.

The Temple Terrace Preservation Society and the Florida Hickory Golfers have partnered to bring back golf, as it was played right here in Temple Terrace during the 1920s. If you haven’t tried hickory golf before, here’s your chance to get in on the action. Virtually every participant claims these tournaments are the most fun they’ve ever had golfing!

creation of the 1925 Florida Open with a purse of $5,000. The Temple Terrace course just north of Tampa, is a Tom Bendelow design from 1922 and remains true to its original routing and length. It is also on the verge of being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds from both tournaments will benefit the Temple Terrace

The Auxiliary of Northside Mental Health Center "Celebrate25!" years of Puttin' on the Glitz, November 2nd at the Pepin Hospitality Center in Tampa

Jack Harris serves as emcee . Jack has held the same program role for the past 25 years. Love ya, Jack! Mark Ruane, serves as the host

National Night Out

On Tuesday, October 2nd Temple Terrace families participated in

a crime & drug prevention event Photos by Anita Long

The field of players in the 2012 USPHGC Florida held at Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club.

The Temple Terrace Preservation Society and the Florida Hickory Golfers will be hosting the Hickory Heritage Weekend at Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club January 8

Preservation Society’s efforts in getting the course listed in the National Register of Historic Places along with other initiatives such as creating a Temple Terrace Historic

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Silver Anniversary Tapestry designed by Dottie Johnson. Other live auction items include a Goodyear blimp ride and golf foursome at Saddlebrook.


and Mark Schwab serves as the a D’Aloia, Sylvia Traina,auctioneer. Geri Aceto The event, is a fun filled evening with silent and live auctions, raffle drawings and entertainment provided by the Timbuktunes of Busch Gardens. One live auction Jack Harris item is an original

ck Harris, emcee and host for Puttin on the Glitz, 2012. Jack Harris, emcee d host for Puttin on the Glitz, 2012.

You are invited to attend the monthly membership meetings held the 3rd. Thursday of each Month. September meeting was held at the Northside Mental Health Center and Marsha Lewis Brown, Executive Director of Northside was speaker. Marsha spoke to us about how stress affects our lives, both personally and professionally, and provided tips and exercises to manage stress. Cheri Knapp, Director of the PhoneFriend Program was the October meeting speaker. The lunch meeting was held at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. The November meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. For information related to membership, please contact Judy Wabol, 988-1699. v

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They’re baaack! A holiday sequel with the characters you know and love from Greater Tuna! Didn’t

get a chance to meet Arles and Thurston last time? Don’t miss your opportunity!

This time, it is twenty-four hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas, such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom. All twenty-four citizens of the town are portrayed by returning actors Andrew Blizzard and Ron Pandolfo. Get into the holiday spirit today and prepare for some big laughs at Masque Theatre’s production of A Tuna Christmas! Masque Theatre will also be a Holiday of Hope partner for the run of A Tuna Christmas. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for the Metropolitan Ministries barrel and you will get $2 off of your ticket for the show. If you order online, we will gladly refund you the dollar when you bring a gift. Gifts for teens are especially needed this year. Check our website for more information about how you can help. A Tuna Christmas will run

The new Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School campus. A Prospective Student Open House was held on Saturday, October 27th. The application deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is January 24th 2013. Please visit for more information.

November 30th - December 16th at the Omar K Lightfoot Center. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8 pm, with Sunday performances at 3 pm. Ticket prices for Adults are $14, Students/Seniors/Military, $12 and Children under 12, $10. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10 each. You may purchase tickets on our website, at the door on the day of the show or make a reservation by calling 813-983-1710. Seating is first come, first served and the box office opens 1/2 hour before the performance. For more information, please visit or become a fan on our Facebook© page, masquecommunitytheatre. Masque is looking for directors, musical directors and choreographers that would like to be involved with its 2014 Season. Submissions of play and musical ideas by interested directors will also be accepted, with a deadline of January 31st, 2013. Once reviewed, interviews will be set up. If you would like a submission and/ or application form emailed to you, please contact Leslie Strange at info@ v

Local 9U Pirates Take 2nd Place in

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Championship Central Florida area. Our goal is to develop the fundamental baseball skills of players who are serious about the sport. We promote the traditional values associated with team sports: working hard, working as a team, striving to win, learning to accept success with humility, and learning to accept defeat as motivation to improve. If you are interested in having your child try out for the Pirates or if you are interested in supporting our team, please contact Bob Killian at 813-267-1059 or Bob. v

Front Row: Luke Brooks, Carson Mohler, Hunter Keding, Michael Richards, Brock Soletti, Orlando Cruz, Thomas Uzdavinis. 2nd Row: Jonathan Sosa, Manny Ortiz, Matt Sherer, Colin Killian. Back Row: Coach Cruz, Coach Sosa, Coach Killian

The Tampa Bay Pirates, a local 9U travel team managed by long-time Temple Terrace resident, Bob Killian, came in 2nd Place at the FSS State 10

Championship tournament in Plant City October 5th-7th. Most of the players live in and around Temple Terrace. The Tampa Bay Pirates is

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Tuscany at Tampa Palms a new opportunity in an established community

Rotarians at Work

Temple Terrace Rotarians were hard at work on a clear and beautiful October- Saturday morning, suspending all other activities to work on several homes in need of lawn and landscape repair. The project applies the Broken Window theory that predicts that even one "broken" window left unattended in a neighborhood will lead to further

majority of the homes are simply in need of severe landscape work but some surprises have lurked for the members such as unusual items found floating in backyard swimming pools! Members gather quarterly to tackle from 3 to 5 homes as needed. After doing the work, they talk to neighbors asking them to mow a

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decline. With that in mind, club members and friends work with the City of Temple Terrace to identify homes that are in serious need of work and are either abandoned or have owners who are unable to do the work themselves. The project was the brainchild of Rotarians Jim Ruyle and Cheri Donohue and was started after hearing that with foreclosures on the

rise, abandoned homes were causing blight on neighborhoods all across beautiful Temple Terrace. Neighbors weren’t sure what they could do about it or who to call to rectify the problem. They teamed up with Joe Gross, Code Compliance Officer for the City, who identifies eligible properties and guarantees permission for the club to do the work. The Temple Terrace News

little more than their own yard in a neighborly attempt to keep the property looking proper. More than once the group has been treated to water, lemonade and lots of honks of “thank you” as neighbors drive by the work in progress. This month the club tackled 2 homes in desperate need and added a new effort - the City's Adopt-ATree project – planting 6 new trees. One homeowner was so delighted she named her tree her “Rotary” tree and invited members to come by often to watch its progress. Again, this project is a joint effort of Rotary and the City of Temple Terrace. Providing service to our local and international community’s is our ongoing mission as well as the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary – Service above Self. However, working together as a team is also a fun way to meet with friends while accomplishing worthwhile goals. If you want to be part of this outstanding club or just 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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Family Recreation Complex 6610 E. Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace • 506-6600 Pool Hours - New Seasonal Hours Begin November 11th

For the Fall/Winter season, only the main pool will be open, and only on Mondays - Saturdays. The Aquatics Facility will close on Sundays, beginning November 11th. The fun pool, kiddie pools, plunge pool and slide will be closed entirely until spring season. City Holiday: November 12th

Monday - main pool open Holiday Hours, 9am-4:50pm.

November 13th, main pool new open hours begin: Mon thru Fri: 10am – 2pm & 4 – 6:50pm; Saturday: 12pm – 4:50; Sunday: Closed. There will be a $2.00 pool heating fuel surcharge per pool visit beginning when cooler weather requires heating of the main pool. Tennis

Tournament - November 3rd-5th is the USTA Adult Winter Classic with Men's and Women's Open Singles, 30 & Under, 40 & Under, and 50 &

Under singles. To register online go to Group Lessons for Youth: Junior Beginner/Intermediated groups lessons will start at the family complex tennis courts on November 5th-21st. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesday from 4pm -4:55pm. The PeeWee classes are for kids 4-6 years old in age and that class is from 3:30pm-3:55pm. Private tennis lessons are also available; contact Manny Mariani, USPTA, at 813989-7178 to set up days and times

for private lessons. THANKSGIVING WEEK CAMP

Nov. 19th-21st, Monday-Wednesday While public schools are not in session that week, students in grades K-7 may register for the 3-day camp at the Family Recreation Complex. Youth, Gymnastics and Tennis programs staff will conduct the supervised fun activities from 7:30am-6pm. Register SOON. Space is limited. Cost: $85 per participant. Pack your non-refrigerated lunch & snacks daily, and join the fun. v

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CARD GAME DAY Who: Any member of any Temple Terrace Club, GFWC Woman's Club and guests. How: Get your gang together to form your foursomes for Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble, Uno, Bunco, Phase 10 or any other game you like. Please bring your cards and Bunco game pieces. We will provide card tables, scorecards, door prizes and muffins and coffee to start and then a light lunch of finger sandwiches and chips. All this fun for only $10.00. If you cannot be with us cash donations will be accepted. And if you can help with ticket sales or help the day of the event, please call Carol Caruso 495-1681, Maryrose Owens 988-2000 or Mary Frances Bransford 988-8711. v

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Presented by GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club Join us for our Support the Troops Card Game Day. We are asking everyone to participate for this very worthy cause. Our GFWC Clubs are always very generous in support of any project for our veterans and we are sure this will be no exception. The funds collected will provide postage for shipments to our troops from Support The Troops, Inc. of Wesley Chapel who sends large crates of essential items to the Middle East and Afghanistan. Time: Monday, November 12th,10 am to 2 pm Where: Woodmont Clubhouse 415 Woodmont Ave. Temple Terrace, FL 33617 What: Play games, have a light lunch and have fun with friends

Relay for Life Temple Terrace

Join us in the fight against cancer in 2013 for an 18 hour celebration at Greco Middle School at Relay for Life Temple Terrace. Come and be a part of our great community event: walk the track in honor/memory of your loved ones, purchase items and food available for fundraising, stay for the Luminaria Ceremony and help us raise money for a cure for cancer! Event Chair Jamie Klingman says the Relay for Life Temple Terrace Committee is planning some awesome events such as: another great kick-off party, our Relay yard sales, entertainment for the Relay, etc. Learn how you can make a difference on Nov. 8th at 6 pm Beef o' Brady's 9311 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace. For more information contact our American Cancer Society partner Lauren Oliver- 813-319-5918. v Temple Terrace News

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Olde World Cheese Shop Sherwood Forest Shopping Center 11001 N. 56th St. Temple Terrace 33617



The Mystery Diner recently visited a restaurant in Temple Terrace that has been a fan favorite for years. Olde World Cheese Shop, that touts in it’s advertising “no cheese, just great sandwiches,” is located in the Sherwood Forest Shopping Center, and so you know a place that married its name to the shopping center and has survived this long, is not going to disappoint anyone in the neighborhood. They have a nice, cozy dining area to sit and eat, but you’re really coming into an old-fashioned delicatessen to order some of the best sandwiches in town. With sandwiches like their signature Sheriff of Nottingham, a five-decker feast of roast beef, turkey, ham, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing stacked on five slices of premium pumpernickel bread, you will not end your experience hungry. And while the theme is all about the medieval motif, there is a modern menu that includes a Muffeletta, an Italian hoagie and the regional favorite Cuban sandwich. But the real fun is picking a sandwich like the Robin Hood, Tinkerbelle, Friar Tuck, Nottingham

Castle, Sir Galahad, King Arthur or Maid Marian. The Robin Hood is three slices of pumpernickel bread, sliced breast of turkey, ham, bacon, Fjordland cheese, lettuce, tomato, topped with a golden dressing. These are some stacked sandwiches: the Nottingham Castle is a double layer of Fjordland cheese with turkey, ham, salami, roast beef, thinly sliced onion, tomato, pickle and olive salad on an onion roll, then grilled. You could eat at Olde World for weeks and not get the same sandwich twice! It appears traditional that you get these scintillating sandwiches for lunch, but TMD family ordered ours and took them home for dinner. I had the Friar Tuck, a grilled triple-decker made with ham, sliced turkey breast, Genoa salami, dill pickle, Fjordland cheese and Golden dressing on pumpernickel bread -mouth-watering delicious, just like it sounds. Mrs. TMD got the Maid Marian (we had to stick with the gender-specific sandwich titles; it just seemed right) which is turkey, ham, bacon, pickle, Fjordland cheese, piled high on an onion roll, then grilled (delicious sandwich = happy spousal unit). And finally, the TMD kid got his favorite sandwich: the Italian hoagie which has pepperoni, salami, Capicola ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion,

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Golden dressing and a secret sauce (the kid can’t resist any sandwich that is Italian or has something secret in it). The service was friendly and welcoming. The prices are definitely affordable at between $4 and $8 for cold or hot sandwiches, pitas, Cubans, salads and soup. The Mystery Diner gives Olde World Cheese Shop in Temple Terrace four and a half forks out of five for a delicious epicurean experience for friends, family or co-workers six days of the week.


Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cuisine: Sandwiches, Salads, Soup Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch Beer & Wine: Yes Website: www.oldeworldcheeseshop. com Price Range: $5-$8 Reservations: None Dress Code: Casual Amenities: Phone orders; Take-out; Group-friendly; Vegetarian options 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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Pet Owners Urged to Watch for Toxic Toads in Temple Terrace

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Woman's Club

Do you know someone you think should be honored for their public service? This is an opportunity to recognize their service. The Temple Terrace Woman’s Club is accepting nominations for the 2012 “FRAN BARFORD PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD”. This annual award was created to honor Mayor Fran Barford and to recognize persons in public service who have excelled in their contribution to the Temple Terrace community. Fran Barford, a Woman’s Club member, was the first woman elected to serve as Mayor of the City of Temple Terrace. The award will be presented December 14th at the Woman’s Club Christmas Luncheon, to be held at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. Temple Terrace City Councilman Ron Govin was the 2011 recipient of this prestigious award. The rules for nominating a candidate for this award are: (1) The person nominated must

have distinguished himself or herself in public service to the Temple Terrace Community. (2) The individual must be either a past or present City employee, a current or former official of the City, or a person who is serving or has served on boards appointed by the City. The individual does not have to be a Temple Terrace resident. (3) A Club, Organization or individual desiring to nominate someone should write a letter and/ or use an “Application Form” with biographical information providing the history of the nominee’s public service and the reason for the nomination. Application Forms are available from Jo Ann Woodard 988-1290, or they will also be available at the City Clerk’s office & The Chamber of Commerce. (4) Any citizens of Temple Terrace may submit nominations. DEADLINE: Nominations for this year Award must be received by November 2, 2012. Send Nomination to Jo Ann Woodard, 11502 Orilla Del Rio Place, Temple Terrace, Fl. 33617.

Pet owners are being cautioned to watch out for a potentially deadly threat to their animals – Bufo marinus toads. The Bufo marinus is an invasive species that has taken hold in Florida. The large grayish-brown toads have exhibited increased activity throughout the area recently because of heavy rains. The toads secrete a powerful toxin from their glands, which is highly poisonous to dogs, cats and other animals that bite or eat them. Temple Terrace homeowner Deborah Barrett found out just how toxic last week. Her Jack Russell terrier, Willie, was killed when it bit into one of the toads in her backyard. Barrett lives on the Hillsborough River, and her dog was playing in the yard when it encountered the toad, she said. “It was as big as a salad plate,” she said. “My dog killed it, and when he came inside, within five minutes he went into convulsions. People need to know about this. These toads are all over the place.” Barrett sought medical help immediately, she said, but Willie died in the car on the way to a local animal hospital. “He died within a half hour of biting the toad,” she said. Small dogs are the most at risk, but even larger dogs can suffer severe medical problems, said Dr. Paul Langston of the

Temple Terrace Animal & Bird Hospital. “Once they start having seizures, if you don’t address it quickly, it can cause massive brain damage,” he said. “If you can get them [to the vet] quickly, they’ll usually be OK.” Dr. Ken Jukoff, of the Connechusett Animal Hospital in Temple Terrace, said he has seen Bufo toads in his parking lot: “Especially when it’s raining, you’ll see them come out,” he said. The Bufo marinus secretions can be toxic to people, too. People should avoid handling them, experts say, and children should be told not to pick them up. If you do handle one of the toads, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and wash your hands thoroughly. The most humane way to kill a Bufo toad, Jukoff said, is to place it in a plastic bag, and then put it in the freezer for three days. Then discard it. If you suspect your pet has bitten a Bufo toad, rinse its mouth and paws with water and seek veterinary help immediately. For more information, contact your veterinarian. v

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C. Leon King High School 6815 N. 56th St. Tampa, FL 33610 813.744.8343

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Greco Middle School

Tampa Bay Technical High School 6410 Orient Road Tampa, FL 33610 813.744.8360 Terrace Community Middle School 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592 813.987.6555 Greco Middle School 6925 E. Fowler Temple Terrace, FL 33617 813.987.6926 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

Do you have any time available to help at school during the day? If so, we need help in the Roar Store. The store hours are 11 am to 1:30 pm, but you do not need to stay that entire time. Let us know what day or days of the week you can help and how long you are available. There is no minimum. We are grateful for any time that you are able to give.

Greco Middle School is Looking for Volunteers Great American Teach-In 2012 will be held at Hillsborough County Schools on Thursday November 15th. This is an annual event for parents, business, and community leaders to become teachers for a day. You do not need teaching experience. We are looking for passionate individuals who have a desire to share information with our students about the importance of education, their careers, and/ or life experiences. If you are interested in being apart of this prolific event or need additional information, please contact Sterling Gibson at (813) 987-6926 ext. 230 or via email Sterling.Gibson@sdhc. Putting Students First

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Break – No School October was a busy month for Lewis. It started off with “Tool Time,” which was our 5th annual Pride Walk Kickoff event. Over 260 people attended this event. Since our theme is “Building Strong Hearts and Bright Minds,” students were able to build projects with their parents. We would like to give a special thank you to the New Tampa Home Depot for generously donating all of our building kits. A special thank you also goes out to Antonio’s Pasta Grille for providing an excellent “build your own” pasta bar, as well as the city of Temple Terrace for providing us with barricades for décor. Pride Walk took place on October 18th and it was a huge success!! Thank you to all the staff, teachers, parents, volunteers, and students

who participated. We are now calculating our donations, hoping to reach our goal of $20,000. It’s not too late to make a donation. If you are interested, please visit our website,, for more information. On November 9th at 8:30 am, we are having our Veteran’s Day program. We extend a warm welcome to any active or retired military who would like to join us. We would also like to invite you to participate in the Great American Teach-In on November 15th. If you have an occupation or hobby that you would like to share with our students, please contact Mrs. KellyParotino at Kingsley.Kelly@sdhc.k12. or call 987-6947.

Lewis Elementary: Charlie Bardin and his dad build a project donated from the New Tampa Home Depot at Tool Time. We have a new program starting for mothers called iMOM. It's a one hour monthly breakfast held before

school where mothers and their children meet with other moms and kids in the school cafeteria. During this time, we will discuss a wide range of family topics. Please join us for our first meeting on November 16th from 7:15 am-8:30 am. The cost for moms is approximately $3 and kids eat free. Every November, we hold Turkey Brigade, which raises money for Lewis families in need at Thanksgiving. This year, the PTA will be partnering with Student Council in a canned food drive for turkey feathers. All canned foods will go to Metropolitan Ministries. Our clothes closet is also in need of any gently used or new clothing for students in need. Please take any donations to our front office. Our Media Center is still in need of volunteers. If you are able to assist at all, please contact Elisa Schwartz at We are now partnering with Labels for Education. This program is similar to Box Tops but these labels are on Campbell soup cans and other grocery products. Please save them and turn in to your teachers. Don’t forget to “Like” us on

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Facebook: LewisElementaryPTA for the latest school news and community events. Lastly, we hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe holiday. We will see students back on the 26th!

Riverhills Elementary School

This year, Riverhills Elementary has gone through a transformation. We now offer our students all the benefits of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). The emphasis of developing talents and potential permeate all instruction and activities, creating a truly student-centered learning environment. With specialized instruction from gifted-trained teachers and exposure to enrichment at all levels, we foster gifted behaviors in all children. We welcome our first Enrichment Speakers to Riverhills. • Mayor Affronti will visit our students to talk about his role in local government in our Temple Terrace community. With his story, he will inspire the future leaders of our nation. • Robert Criss, USF physics professor, will share his passion for physical science. He will explain the role of magnets in modern mechanical technology, including the roller coasters at Busch Gardens. His love of science will encourage our little future scientists.

Another great addition… Enrichment Clusters

A true celebration of talents and expertise… Students participate in weekly, hands-on explorations based on their personal interests. The entire school community unites to support expertise as students produce real products and services for an authentic audience reaching out into the community to celebrate all they have to offer! Some examples of Enrichment Clusters opportunities: Robotics, Wildcat Chorus, Creative Quilt Making, Wildcat Detective Squad, Math Game Masters, Extreme Earth Artists, Dance, Wildcat Fishing, Sign Language, and more! Join us on Thursday, November 29th (5:30-7:00) for our Enrichment and Curriculum Showcase as we share our performances and products with the community. Only a small peek

These are just two of our featured jewels here at REGAL. We invite you to visit and learn about the exciting changes at our school, where talent and expertise shine! Temple Terrace News

TCMS National Junior Honor Society members, their sponsor, Mrs. Overdorff.

Terrace Community Middle School

Terrace Community Middle School began its 15th year of educating children in the Tampa Bay area on Thursday, August 16th. TCMS welcomed 660 students on that day, along with several new additions to its faculty. New to the TCMS faculty this year are 6th grade Math teacher, Mrs. Jacqueline Graham; 6th Grade Language Arts teacher, Ms. Jamie Culbreath; 7th Grade Science teachers Ms. Alexandra Zolton and Mr. Derek Harrington; 8th Grade Math teacher, Mr. Craig Fossett; 8th Grade U.S. History teacher, Mr. Peter Hahn and Math Resource teacher, Mr. Austin Simpson. Ms. Nadia Youssef, who was the math resource teacher moved into a 6th grade math classroom, and Ms. Tami Fessenden, who assisted with band, was moved into the reading resource teaching position. Mrs. Melinda Whittemore, who taught language arts at TCMS for several years, has moved into teaching an elective reading course to 6th grade students. TCMS is really excited about the energy and talent these new faculty members bring to the school. TCMS recently held it’s Barnes & Noble night at the store’s Wiregrass location and was thrilled to have the largest turnout for a middle school that location’s history! It not only provided an opportunity for TCMS families to come together as a community, but it was also a showcase for many student performances. Students could purchase their required novels at the event, and could enjoy “Pizza with the Principal”, Ms. Tavhia Shaw. A special thanks to Barnes & Noble along with Moe’s, who donated a portion of sales that evening back to the school. If you wish to apply for the 2013Temple Terrace News

2014 school year’s random lottery, TCMS applications are available online at www.tcmstornadoes. com. Click on the Enrollment link in order to access the application. Applications received until 2pm on Friday, January 25th, 2013 are considered eligible for the lottery that will be held on Monday, February 4th. Please contact Helen Ratcliffe with questions (helen.ratcliffe@, or call 813-9876555, ext. 3207 Team Tornado, the school’s annual fall fundraiser, is in full swing. TCMS needs to create a computer lab and additional space to house approximately 50 computers and equipment to help TCMS meet new state mandates for computer-based testing. If you would like to help, please visit and read the information posted under “News.”


Students and parents alike were glad that TCMS is once again offering competitive interscholastic

athletics for the 2012-2013school year. This year’s TCMS Varsity Volleyball team comes with a lot of talent and enthusiasm. There are eight 8th graders on the team and one 6th grader. The team is led by Captains Ashley Wurst and Sarah Morales. Their current record is 9 wins with 3 losses, including a second place finish at the Academy of Holy Names tournament held September 28-29. The JV volleyball team had a record of 8 and 2 this year. They learned how to pull together as a team and work as a family. They

were made up of 6th and 7th graders and were led by the Captains Anna Casale, Gabrielle Quinones, and Samantha App. The TCMS Boys JV Soccer team has made great improvements this season. With half the team being new to soccer and all players new to the TCMS team, the season started with many lessons to be learned. The team, led by captain Keith Nesbitt, has worked hard in practice and improved every game this season. The team is expecting great results from the last week of the season. The boys varsity team rose to several challenging teams this year, and had great success with an experienced team of 8th and 7th graders. Lead by their captains Kenny Harvey and Hassan Zeidan, they currently have a record of 4 wins and 1 tie. TCMS’ National Junior Honor Society sponsored Trick or Treat for UNICEF again this year. TCMS students collect an average of $1,500 in donations each year. NJHS is sponsored by Mrs. Traci Overdorff and Mrs. Octavia Fletcher. TCMS Milestones: Meichelle Long, the school’s Media Specialist, celebrates 10 years of employment at TCMS, along with Brian Bethune, Grade Level Administrator for 7th grade and Beth Murphy, the school’s ESE specialist. Helen Ratcliffe, Student and Personnel Services, is celebrating her 15th year at TCMS. Rocio Castillo, 10 years. Math League teams have been selected and TCMS is very pleased to announce that the following students will represent the school this year in competitions: 6th Grade, coached by Ms. Youssef and Mrs. Graham: Joy Guo, Komal Handoo, William He, Zain Irani, Praneeth Kolli, Sohum Shah and London Torres7th Grade, coached by Mrs. Fletcher: Harrison Yang, Minerva Nong, Akum Kang, Maggie Helmke, Kenta Xu, Devansh Kurup, Caroline Kee and Anina Sun 8th Grade, coached by Mr. Conover: Colin Castlewitz, Crystal Li, Varun Madabushi, James Ro, Kanad Sarkar, Keshav Shah, Jay Talati and Samantha Tun A total of 115 (out of 220) seventh grade

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students qualified for the Duke TIPS (Talent Identification Program). The 7th Grade Talent Search, which focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of highability students, offers qualifying seventh grade students the opportunity to take college entrance exams alongside high school students. Many 7th Grade Talent Search participants go on to earn exceptionally high scores.

Shamrocks Family Night - A Success! A special thanks to Shamrocks Ale House for hosting Temple Terrace Elementary's family fun night.

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Nov. 9th: Veteran's Day Program 8:30 am Nov. 13th: Field Day 3rd - 5th Grades Volunteers Needed Nov. 15th: Great American Teach In Nov. 15th: Subway Family Fun Night 5-8 pm Nov. 16th: Krispy Kreme Donut Sell 7:30-8 am Field Day —1st - 2nd Grades Volunteers Needed Nov. 30th: BMX Fundraiser Celebration Dec. 7th: PTA General Meeting 6 pm Shout Outs: Special thanks to Ms. Early's class for collecting 1402 box tops this month. See more calendar events at www. Like us on facebook.

C. Leon King High School

Students Honored for Reading Competition Five King High School students were honored on September 19th at the Hillsborough County Public School News continued on next page 17

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School District Office in downtown Tampa for winning first place in the 2012 Reading Rumble District competition. Reading Rumble is the high school equivalent of the elementary and middle schools’ Battle of the Books competition with the biggest difference being the use of Team Read books instead of the Sunshine State books. The goal of Reading Rumble is “to entice teens to read... in order to engage their interest and to provide

a spur to critical thinking” according to the Hillsborough County Department of Library and Media Services’ website. Twenty four schools sent teams to the event. The students had to make it through two regular rounds then a final four round. Juniors Linda Lin, Jamie Schweiberger, and Sarah Noblitt, and sophomores Jesse Huang and Sudha Dhulipala were the members of the winning KHS team. Jamie Schweiberger coveted the win, remembering the past year’s poor performance. “We got last place, so getting first this year was great,” said Schweiberger. “[Participating in Reading Rumbles] looks good on college applications and the books were interesting.” The team enjoyed being honored. “I got a trophy,” said Schweiberger, “but my favorite part was seeing all the other schools. It was fun.”

2012 - 2 Gold ADDY Awards 3 Silver ADDY Awards 2011, 2012 - AAF Tampa Bay ADDY Pick of the Pros Award 2012 - 2 Best of Category & 5 Awards of Excellence - PAF Florida Print Awards 2011, 2012 - State Champions SkillsUSA - Advertising Design 2012 - State Champions SkillsUSA - T-Shirt Design 2012 - State Champions - SkillsUSA - Promotional Bulletin Board 2010, 2011, 2012 - Florida SkillsUSA Design Contests - Winners all 4 Categories TBT Students will be going to England and France this summer! Global awareness is more essential than ever for our children, and the best way to become globally aware is by traveling abroad. Experiencing new cultures not only opens students’ eyes to the world, it also prepares them for the future. More and more colleges and universities are looking for international experience on students’ applications to set them apart. Travel isn’t just educational; it’s an investment that gives your child an advantage in a competitive world. With that in mind, we are excited to announce that a group of students and teachers are traveling on an educational tour to England and France in June 2013. On this tour, students will experience new cultures and visit important landmarks. For more information, contact Marlee Strawn at marlee.strawn@ Congratulations to these seniors for their recent recognition: Jah'nell Sampson - National Achievement Semi-Finalist Orlando Mejia - National Merit Commended Student Stephanie Burgos - National Merit Commended Student Nelano East - National Achievement Referred Student Tashna Thompson - National Achievement Referred Student

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Dr. Carson addressing the student body.

renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson. He shared his inspiring story in which he persevered through poverty and personal struggles to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a physician. Prior to the dinner and per his request, Dr. Carson addressed the student body at the conclusion of the College’s daily assembly, where he stressed the immeasurable value of knowledge and shared his wisdom on the value of a Godly worldview in today’s professional world. During his visit he also toured the growing health sciences department and spoke with pre-med students. Dr. Benjamin Carson has received hundreds of awards, including over 60 honorary doctorate degrees and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is best known for his pioneering of pediatric surgery, where he performed the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins. The College began its Leadership Dinners in order to promote successful professionals who demonstrate a Christian worldview and Godly characteristics in their careers. Florida College, founded in 1946, offers a fully accredited higher education through the lens of a biblical worldview. The school emphasizes strong academics, character-building education and moral and spiritual growth. Florida College: Learning, Living, Leading His Way.

to its students, and a major goal for the public charter school is to prepare the students for college. With help from the College Link program at USF, the school has been on its way to achieving this goal. College Link, a Jim Walter Partnership Center program, shares the goals of Brooks DeBartolo and hopes to “link” high school students to post secondary education. On October 5th the program held a “College Link Day” at the University of South Florida to expose high school students in this new college environment. BDCHS students flooded into every bus the school could find for the event. Nearly tripling all other high schools in attendance with 73 students, the kids were able to meet college students from USF, and participate in small groups to discuss specific majors. Students in catering got real world experience by making pizzas and sub sandwiches for lunch, and the broadcasting group recorded a video on camera that was later shared

at the event. No matter what groups the students were in, they all had a fun and informative experience. “College Link was very eyeopening and a very great experience,” sophomore Yazmyn Presley said. “ I met a lot of people who had the same drive as me when it came down to reaching my goals. College Link was really worth it!” The College Link Day also hosted students from local high schools like King, Hillsborough, and Blake. It relinquished the fears of the students about college and set them on the right path. v

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His heart stopped on June 6, 2012. And that’s where his

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Garden Club

Temple Terrace Don’t Wait for “Black Friday” Shop “Green Sunday”!

Looking for an alternative to sitting in front of the TV watching football or wandering the shopping mall? We have something for you! Sunday in the Park is an afternoon event filled with food, entertainment, and lots of booths with special emphasis on plants, home and garden items, nature exhibits, conservation groups and garden experts. The park is

set up in such a way that plant vendors have extra space to make demonstrations and talk to visitors. We are very particular that every plant vendor be the actual grower or have extensive knowledge of the plants they bring for sale. Return visitors tell us that the ability to talk to the actual “expert” gives them the confidence to try new plants. And

“We look forward to exceeding your expectations”

don’t forget to bring your garden tools for sharpening – we have a vendor for that! Get started on your holiday shopping at this “green event”. The Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus promises to fill the park with music, giving yet another reason to stay around and enjoy the beauty of the park. Of course, what attracts young families (and grandparents) to an event better than the promise of Santa Claus arriving on a fire truck? This will also be the final day to order your Poinsettia or Christmas Cactus plants from the club. But you can order them starting right now! Orders are being accepted now until the deadline of Tuesday, November

at Woodmont Clubhouse, 415 Woodmont Ave. on Tuesday December 11th between 9:00 – 11:00am. Special arrangements can be made for delivery of orders of 13 or more. The Temple Terrace Garden Club proudly celebrates our 40th year of selling Poinsettias/Christmas cactus in our community. We work year-round to beautify the city and educate our citizens on the environment. We think of this as a beautification project as well as the way to raise the much needed funds to maintain Woodmont and several other parks and to sustain the other service projects of the club. So mark your calendar –

20th. The prices remain the same as last year: · Poinsettia – 6 inch pots (white or red) $7.50 (or $7.00 each for orders of 13 or more) · Premium – red 8 inch poinsettia plants - $12.50 each · Christmas cactus - $8.00 (or $7.50 for 12 or more) Plants should be picked up

· Order your holiday plants from your local Garden Club now. Contact any Garden Club member or go to www.templeterracegardenclub. for an order form. · Sunday in the Park - November 18th from Noon – 4pm at Woodmont Park. For more information email cheri.donohue@ v

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On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, at 11:00 am, The Temple Terrace Friendship Club will present its immensely popular fall fashion show and luncheon, to be held at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club which is located on Inverness Avenue in Temple Terrace. Our theme is, "Fall Fashions for Fabulous

payable at the door with prior reservations. Cost includes fashion show, luncheon, goodie bag, raffle, and door prizes. Reservations for Friendship club members will be as usual. Members are encouraged to bring guests and should provide their names to

This picture is of 1st Row: Dolores Buffington, Vicki Jackson, Rosalie Waldon (Publicity). 2nd Row: Maryrose Owens (President), Mary Grevencamp, Carol Caruso.

Ladies", with fashions provided by Janet Carr of Accessories and More out of Sarasota. Shopping will be available , with merchandise on site to buy, prior to show at 10 am and following the show and luncheon. The cost is $15 per person,

callers. Those not associated with TT Friendship Club, but who would like to attend this special event may call Reeda Culbreath at 985-9443, by Nov. 6th to make a reservation. Space is limited. v

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The Chamber hosted the Candidates Forum in October which included city, county, state and national candidates in seven different races. Nearly 200 interested citizens came out to meet the candidates and listen to their views on how they intend to serve their constituents. In addition, we held three ribbon cuttings for new members, and provided our members the opportunity to meet hundreds of area professionals at two multi chamber networking events. Chamber staff and board members enjoyed sponsoring National Night Out by distributing cups of ice cream to those who attended and distributing Chamber directories at Temple Terrace Reads. November will prove to be equally busy. On Thursday, November 8th, the Chamber will host one of its super Afterhours Networking Events, sponsored by Cruise Planners-Janice Sinardi, at the Embassy SuitesUSF from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. These events have been attracting 60+ professionals, Chamber members and potential members. They have been successful in providing an

opportunity for Chamber members to gather, socialize and share ideas about their business or organization. Anyone interested in joining the Chamber or learning more about the benefits is welcome to attend. This event is free and complimentary appetizers are provided. The Chamber will support the City’s Veteran’s Day Celebration on November 11th. The event will be held at Riverhills Park at 1:00 pm. This is also an opportunity to visit the TT Arts Festival which will be held at the same location. The YEP-Young Elite Professionals will gather for their monthly afterhours social at The Patio in south Tampa on November 13th. The monthly luncheon will be hosted by the Clarion Hotel on Wednesday, November 14th, 11:45 am (one week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday). The sponsor is AparicioLevy Technical Center and the featured speaker will be Brian Lamb, Tampa Bay Market President for Fifth Third Bank and a member of the USF Board of Trustees. Everyone

Board members and Chamber staff at the Candidates Forum.

is invited to attend. There will be a ribbon cutting and open house at the new office of Axiom Business Consulting, LLC/ Seema Jain, C.P.A., P.A., 13234 Telecom Park, on November 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm. November 24th is Small Business Saturday. As you plan for the holidays remember to shop local

small businesses. They are the backbone of our economy. “Buy Local Spend it here. Keep it here!” Women Mean Business will be held on Tuesday, November 27th, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. hosted at the offices of Axiom Business Consulting in Telecom Park. Lauren Tice will present information on the business basics of social media. Join us for an opportunity to network with other professional women. v

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Following two years of being located in south Tampa, The Toast of Tampa's 110 - woman a cappella chorus is happy to return to Tuesday night rehearsals in Temple Terrace. Celebrating 25 years of championship singing and dancing entertainment, the chorus previously rehearsed at the Masque Theatre and several local churches for many years. The international fifth place chorus now meets Tuesday nights from 7-10pm at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church & School on Druid Hills. These women have performed for thousands, performed with Skitch Henderson (twice) and the Florida

Pops, as well as for conventions, corporate functions and many other

special events. Toast Of Tampa members come from all ages and all walks of life. Doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, accountants, homemakers and other business professionals volunteer their time and talent. Some have musical education and training, many do not. Friendship and the love of singing is the common bond. The chorus is open to girls and women ages 8 to 88! Please visit for a more information and a calendar of upcoming shows. v

Temple Terrace spirit team under 11 soccer won the championship on Labor Day weekend in Sanford FL. With a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, they won the championship with a record of 2-1. Mike Rowan was the coach, William Arbelaez was the captain,and Samuel Alvarez, the co-captain.

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[ ASK THE EXPERT ] Housing Market Recovery Prompts Growing Interest Among Buyers Potential energy savings of new homes fuels rising demand the increasing number of buyers who are streaming into their Sales Centers all over the state, especially here in the Tampa Bay area. One of their most popular communities is Tuscany at Tampa Palms, an established neighborhood in the heart of New Tampa. With

As the national housing industry continues its steady recovery, prospective buyers are gaining new confidence in the market. Just last month, the National Association of Home Builders announced that a record-setting 103 housing markets across the U.S. have qualified to be included on its Improving Markets Index, which identifies areas (including Tampa) that have


shown measurable improvement in key housing indicators for at least six consecutive months. As one of Florida’s most prolific national builders, Taylor Morrison is in prime position to take advantage of resurgence in new-home demand. Over the past year, the company has been adding staff and buying land in anticipation of just such an upsurge, and now they stand ready to welcome

an ideal location close to top-notch shopping and entertainment, highly rated schools and acclaimed recreational facilities, Tampa Palms is also home to championship golf, a day spa and its own tennis and athletic center. Taylor Morrison has a beautifully furnished model on site, along with detailed information about five other home designs offered there. All share a lush Mediterraneaninspired architecture and the quality construction that is a hallmark of all Taylor Morrison homes.

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Many potential home buyers are particularly interested in finding an eco-friendly builder and the ongoing savings offered by today’s energy efficient homes. Through Taylor Morrison’s Elem3nts Program, the builder is able to build homes that exceed the minimum standards and produce significant savings on annual energy costs. For example, homeowners at Tuscany at Tampa Palms can save an estimated $1,500-$1,680 in energy costs per year compared to homes built before 2007, and $600$780 in energy costs compared to other homes being built under today’s standard requirements. (Savings estimates are determined by a RESNET Certified Energy Rater.) For more information, visit Taylor Morrison’s on-site Sales Center at Tuscany at Tampa Palms located at 7706 Tuscany Woods Drive. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm. You can also log on to or contact 813-374-9141. v

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Biographies: When Truth is Better Than Fiction By Tammie Harris Temple Terrace Public Library

Some readers never touch a novel. They are biography addicts. Biographies (and the first-hand accounts, autobiographies) aren’t just about history’s top achievers and most notorious villains. There are soulful, beautiful personal accounts that are every bit as exciting and surprising as a bestselling novel. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed is a perfect example of just such a compelling autobiography. We meet Cheryl at a crushing, painful time in her life when her mother has just passed away from cancer. Her family scatters and, emotionally broken and scarred, she divorces her husband. Almost by accident, Cheryl comes across a guidebook for the Pacific Crest Trail, a passage through the mountains from Southern California to Washington. The book calls to her. She could hike a few thousand miles; it would be an amazing journey --- a

journey to the next phase of her life. She sets out, completely unprepared for the dangers and wonders that lie ahead. Cheryl finds herself in desperate situations. Without the right fuel, how can she make food? If her shoes are too small, how can she possibly walk thousands of miles? What happens when the trail is covered in snow? But, how can any of these things matter if she can never have her mother back? Her body suffers, but it has a cathartic effect. Her trail therapy gives her back a sense of scale in her life. There is no mountain too big to climb. The combination of an intimately personal story and quirky trail adventure makes an excellent book and a worthy alternative to any bestselling novel. If you like this biography, there is a reality television series that captures both the wilderness survival adventure and personal struggle. Les Stroud’s

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Library Calendar November 2012 Baby Time November 2nd 10:00am - 10:15am 15 to 20 minutes of board books, bubbles and bounces.

Temple Terrace Library Book Nook & the November Book Sale A great variety of used books, cds, dvds, on all kinds of subjects, and at great prices! The November used book sale: early start for Friend’s Group members is Thursday 1-4pm Regular Public Sale: Thursday, Nov 15th 4 pm - 7 pm Friday, Nov 16th 9 am - 4 pm Saturday, Nov 17th 9 am - 4 pm TEMPLE TERRACE PUBLIC LIBRARY 202 Bullard Pkwy. Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Ph: 813-506-6770 Hours Monday / Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday / Thursday 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm Friday / Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday Closed Temple Terrace News

Book Discussion Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran November 7th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Marie Grosholtz, the talented wax sculptress who would become Madame Tussaud, narrates with verve. She and her family are "survivalists" who "straddle both worlds until it's clear which side will be the victor..." but never come across as opportunists; they are resourceful, sympathetic individuals facing an unraveling nation and an increasingly angry mob mentality. Teen Game Zone November 8th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Play Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii and more projected on the big screen. Laptops available for PC gaming. Baby Time November 9th, 10:00 am - 10:15 am 15 to 20 minutes of board books, bubbles and bounces. Princess Party November 10th, 11:00am - 11:45am

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Come share in our celebration of all things princess. We will read princess stories, play games, and make princess crowns. Support for this event has been provided by the Friends of the Temple Terrace Library. Baby Time November 16th, 10:00am - 10:15am 15 to 20 minutes of board books, bubbles and bounces. Book Discussion Hard Times by Charles Dickens November 24th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Tom and Louisa, in a sterile atmosphere of strict practicality. With no guiding principles, the young Gradgrinds sink into lives of desperation and despair, played out against the grim backdrop of Coketown, a wretched industrial community. Teen Anime Night November 29th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Enjoy the latest popular anime titles projected on a large screen and munch on popcorn and snacks. Sugoi! v 25

FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORS WOMAN’S CLUB 2012 Holiday Open House Girls' Night Out

Monday, December 3rd 5 – 9 pm The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club has expanded the annual Holiday Open House “Girls' Night Out” for 2012. This will be the eleventh year for the event, which is traditionally the first Monday night in December. This year, the one-night shopping experience – which is free and open to the public -- is set for Monday, December 3rd at the Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N. 56th Street in Temple Terrace, from 5 to 9 pm – giving shoppers an extra hour to browse the more than 35 vendors who will be showing their jewelry, handbags, one-of a-kind arts, crafts and children’s gifts. In addition to the opportunity to get a jump start on their holiday shopping, attendees will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. There will be something for everyone including items for men, women and children. New vendors for 2012 include Beijo Bags, Bali Bay Trading Company, Eden’s Nectar Honey, What About Us (doggie bakery items), R&E Avenue, Pure Romance, Origami Owl, Velata and Clever Containers. Returning vendors include Simpatico Silver, Gold Canyon Candles, Judy’s Gifts and Jewelry, Tomboy Tools, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Miche bags and many more. The Junior’s are proud to announce their Silver Sponsors for 2012 are the Temple Terrace Animal and Bird Hospital and Joyce Coleman State Farm. Net proceeds support the GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club charities and community projects. More information may be obtained at www. and on Facebook under “GFWC Temple Terrace Juniors Holiday Open House” and “GFWC Temple Terrace Juniors”. v 26

The Temple Terrace Fire Department recognized one of its most important and committed supporters Wednesday -- the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club. Temple Terrace Fire Chief Keith Chapman unveiled two plaques honoring the club’s members for their many years of financial, inspirational and volunteer support. The club was instrumental in helping the fire department establish its Emergency Medical Services transport capabilities, Chapman said. In an unprecedented move, Chapman announced one plaque will be permanently displayed inside the department’s new EMS Rescue Unit. This is the first time the department has bestowed such an honor,

Chapman said. “The Woman’s Club has helped us with the annual Open House, the Sykes Luncheon, the purchase of equipment, the establishment of our EMS,” Chapman said. “They have been wonderful supporters of the fire department’s efforts over the years.” A second plaque honoring the club also will be displayed inside the newly renovated Fire Station No. 1. “It’s really an honor,” said Woman’s Club President Maryrose Owens. “Back in the early years, members of the Woman’s Club saw there was a need for a vehicle that was available for help when people needed it. So the Woman’s Club was there from the beginning.” The rescue vehicle and plaques were on display during

the fire department’s annual Fire Prevention Open House. The free event was Saturday, Oct. 13th at Fire Station No. 1, 124 Bullard Parkway. v On Saturday, Sept. 29th, 9 am at Curtis Hixon Park, the GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club team walked in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”. They raised over $1,100 to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Back row (L-R): Rachael Adler, Jena Young, Sara Wortman, Brooke Hunter, Hannah Gassen, and Kristina Budzban. Front row (L-R): Kendall Griffey, Breanna Glass, Yajamj Raines, Hannah Oberbroeckling, and Katherine Holzmann

The GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes recently entertained the residents of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge with a Bingo Party and Ice Cream Social. This is a favorite project of the Juniorettes, and the residents had a great time competing for bingo prizes while enjoying their ice cream sundaes. The Juniorettes also helped out at National Night Out by doing face painting, and they worked with the Junior Woman's Club at their Book Exchange at Terrace Reads. The GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes is a service club for teenaged girls and meets the first Monday of every month during the school year from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Woodmont Clubhouse. For more information, contact their Advisor, Joyce Johnston, at 985-3533. v

In addition, TT Juniors are gearing up for their two major fund raisers: Trot Thru the Terrace a 5k/10k and 1-mile fun Nov. 17th 8 am at Riverhills Park and the Annual Holiday Open House Girls' Shopping Extravaganza Dec. 3rd at Lightfoot Recreation Center from 5-9 pm. In addition to participants, we are looking for sponsors for both of these events. If you are a business owner looking to reach the families in the Temple Terrace area, please contact Julie Bedford at for vendor/ sponsor opportunities. For additional information on these events and more, visit http://, or check us out v

GFWC Juniors team (l-r): Jeannie Waterman, Karen Macaluso, Jane Land and Leslie Jones raised $1,100 for the Alzheimer's Walk.

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Growing Up in Temple Terrace Coming Full Circle - Bear Trickey, Executive Producer and Co-Pilot WINNING BLIMP • Growing up in Temple Terrace was great fun. I was seven when our family moved there in 1989, and as half of the lots in the neighborhood didn't even have houses built on them, there were all these dense oak tree forests that were just perfect to explore and build tree houses in. My sisters and I lived close enough to Lewis Elementary to trek to school on our own, so every morning we'd ride our bikes up there and play around at the rec center on our way back home. Even with all the great opportunities for adventuring outdoors, I still spent a sizable chunk of time indoors playing video games. Video games really sparked some creative part of my brain that wanted to build little fantasy worlds that people could play inside of. I often daydreamed about making my own video games. Most of the games I played were made by Nintendo, and I remember reading the "Made in Japan" sticker on the game cartridges and wondering what kind of place Japan was. My only real knowledge of Japanese culture at the time was limited to what was portrayed in the 8-bit Nintendo games at the time, and whatever our family's edition of World Book Encyclopedia had to offer on the subject.

Tampa Bay Tech When I enrolled at Tampa Bay Tech, I was delighted to find many students there who shared my interest in Japanese culture, and that they had already formed a Japanese animation club. At the time we were required to take two years of a foreign language, and while many students were merely going through the motions of sitting through Spanish or French classes, our circle of friends was disappointed that Japanese lessons weren't available to us despite our genuine interest in the culture. We banded together to petition the creation of Tampa Bay Tech's first Japanese language class. One student's older sister was studying Japanese at USF, so we contacted her teacher, Hiroko Watanabe, and invited her to teach at Tech. We managed to get enough signatures for the petition, and Hiroko became "Watanabe Sensei". Temple Terrace News

With Watanabe Sensei's guidance, we were able to learn the two basic Japanese alphabets, hiragana and katakana, as well as pick up a few kanji, which are the more complicated characters borrowed from Chinese written language. Watanabe was a great teacher and life mentor who continued to teach at both Tampa Bay Tech and Middleton High School for many years. At the end of my junior year, our class learned of a program offered by the Laurasion Institution that sent American students to Japan during summer break. Extremely excited to go to Japan and experience it first-hand, I hurriedly saved money and won a small scholarship from an essay competition ran by the institute. With the big OK from my parents and more financial backing, I was locked in. The trip included one week of sightseeing in Kyoto and Tokyo, and a one week homestay with a family near Kobe. As my Japanese was still quite poor at the time, there was a huge language barrier between my host family and myself. Luckily, we managed to bond through the same thing that originally sparked my interest in Japan - video games. My host brothers and I spent hours playing multiplayer games and communicating using simple video game terminology shared by English and Japanese like "game over", and "1 up". The game we played most was a popular sci-fi themed shooter game called STAR FOX 64. Little did I know that in ten years time I would be living and working in Japan, developing the Nintendo 3DS remake of STAR FOX 64 under the creative direction of the original STAR FOX team.

working at Aeon's Kyoto branch school in April 2005. While making a living teaching English in Japan was both lucrative and personally rewarding, I still had the desire to get closer to my childhood dream of making video games. After a year of teaching, I enrolled in a technical school called Kyoto Computer Gakuin (Kyoto Computer Institute), where I studied computer animation and programming for three years. While at KCG, I had the chance to become a play-testing intern at a local game company called Q-Games. The founder of Q-Games, a British national and programming guru by the name of Dylan Cuthbert, had moved to Japan just after graduating high school in the 80's to help Nintendo make one of it's first 3D games: STAR FOX. I of course jumped at the internship chance at Q-Games, which eventually turned into a parttime job play-testing games. After graduating from KCG, I accepted a full-time game designer position at Q-Games, where I helped develop and ship over ten titles, including PixelJunk Monsters for PlayStation Portable, PixelJunk Monsters Online for facebook, and most notably, Star Fox 64 3D for Nintendo 3DS.

Winning Blimp By the time Star Fox 64 3D was released in June 2011, I had been living in Japan for over six years. My wife and I had our first child earlier in 2011 and we were warming

up to the idea of raising a family in the United States to make sure our children could speak fluent English. On top of that, I felt a certain sense of accomplishment from my time at Q-Games, and was ready to make the next move in my video game career, which was to found my own company. I had already been collaborating with a friend outside of Q-Games on a side project for some time, and the prospect of us continuing to make software together in a start-up company was enticing. After finishing my final project at Q-Games, we moved back to Temple Terrace in June 2012. On July 4th 2012 my family and I celebrated our indepedence and officially founded Winning Blimp LLC. My creative partner, Alex May, remains with his family in Japan and operates Winning Blimp's "Japanese HQ" from his home office. Our first game, Ambi-ON, was released on the iOS (Apple) App Store on September 27th, 2012. v

Living and Working in Japan I graduated from the University of Florida with a major in East Asian Languages and Literature. For many American university graduates, the most common route to live and work in Japan is to teach English at one of the many privately run English conversation schools in Japan. I applied to one such school called Aeon before graduating UF in December 2004, and was

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Every Girl is a Princess

On October 7th, Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of South Florida held a “Princess Pamper Party” for local Brownie troops with the theme being “Every Girl is a Princess.” The girls decorated crowns with their names on them, got their nails painted, and each girl was given

a mirror with “You Are A Princess” written on it to decorate as well. Each Girl Scout that attended was paired up with a Kappa Delta "Sister" so that they were given as much attention as possible and were able to form a special friendship. "Young girls often have a problem

with self-esteem due to media influence and expected social norms," said Michelle Bartholet, who Chaired the event. "Kappa Delta works closely with the Girl Scouts to help build character, form friendships, and most importantly build the confidence of these young girls. We reach out to all age groups of girls, from Brownies to Ambassadors, because not only is it important to teach the young girls about confidence, but it is just as important to continue to remind them of its importance as they get older." In 1998, Kappa Delta began a national collaboration with Girl Scouts, an organization of over three million girls. With this partnership, Kappa Delta became the first and only National Panhellenic Conference group to adopt the Girl

Scouts as a national philanthropy. Each year, Kappa Deltas devote over 175,000 hours to working with Girl Scouts in their communities. Michelle went on to say, "I had hoped that the Princess theme would appeal to the younger girls but I never expected to get such a great response. During the event, I saw each girl shine; some of the shyest girls were among the loudest. By the end of the day, these girls became our 'honorary little sisters'. Even the girls said they didn’t want to leave their new Kappa Delta 'Sisters.' Overall the event was a success. We taught the girls that each and every one of them is a ‘Princess’ in their own way, while having fun and forming special bonds with the girls. We plan on continuing this success in all our events this year." "My Brownies felt so special," said Troop Leader Susie Napier. " It is so important for people to know there are great young people who are giving of their time and who really care!" On November 18th, USF's Kappa Delta Sorority will be hosting an "International Girl's Day Celebration". v

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Temple Terrace Student Wins Money in Scholarship Contest Last month, Gerber Life launched a contest that would provide scholarship money to its winners. The winners would be determined by the number of votes they accumulated on the Gerber Life facebook page. Neela Rogers, a Brownie Scout and second grade student at Temple Terrace Elementary School, was determined to win. The competition was offered to students between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. The students competed by drawing an illustration of what they want to be when they become adults. Then they encouraged their respective communities to vote for them. Neela is an advanced reader who enjoys reading to other students in her class. In her illustration, she drew herself as a Teacher. Over the course of the competition, Neela garnered 524 votes. She won $100 in the Gerber Life Scholarship Contest and


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Woodmont Learning Garden

Learning Circle and the start of the flower and vegetable beds

With the 2012-2013 school year now well underway, Woodmont Charter School is growing more than just their students’ minds. They are back at work on the Learning Garden they began last year. They continue

to use and benefit from a $4700 grant given by Lowe’s. A planning session was organized by Tara Brown and held on Saturday, September 29. With some volunteers returning from last year

and some new faces too, the Learning Garden team mapped out the tasks ahead of them. The following Saturday, October 6, the team got right to work. On that Saturday in October, they combined effort, expertise, and a lot of hard work, and managed to build four beds, two for vegetables and two for flowers. With one more work day planned for early November, all four beds should be ready for planting. “I can’t say enough about the people I’m working with,” said Tara Brown, Beautification Chair and Vice President of the Woodmont PTSC. “They make the time fly by and the air seem ten degrees cooler than it actually is!” And when the team gets hungry, Lenny’s Sub Shop comes to the rescue. Lenny’s has catered lunch on several occasions, coming through even on late notice and giving them free ice whenever they needed it. A special thank you goes out to the Provenzano family and their company,Prodigy Land

Management. Thanks also to Bruce and Tyler Foley, Sandy Fussell, Antonio Escalante, Leslie Cortez, Greg, Tara, Lydia, and Carter Brown, and Joe and Gianna Caravella of Lenny’s Subs. Additionally, Woodmont wants to continue thanking the sponsors and donors that have made this garden possible: Coastal Pavers, Grace’s Hydro-Organic Garden Center, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, and Terrace Hill Golf Range. There’s still plenty of work ahead before the Learning Garden matches the vision in their minds and the blueprint on paper, but it is starting to really take shape now. Students are going to love planting, tending, and learning in their garden in the months ahead. v

Temple Terrace Leaguerettes Girls' Softball Temple Terrace Leaguerettes Girls’ Softball (TTL) is pleased to announce the addition of fast-pitch girls’ softball! TTL has been in the community since 1968 providing slow-pitch softball for girls aged 4 to 17, and has seen a need in the community for fast-pitch softball. So, starting with the upcoming spring 2013 season, all girls aged 10 and up will play fast-pitch and all girls 9 and under will play either slow-pitch or t-ball. TTL has 4 age divisions: PeeWee T-ball (age 4 – 6), Pixie (6-9), Pigtail (10-13), and Ponytail (14-17); all ages are as of September 1, 2012. A 6-year old may play either PeeWee T-ball or Pixie, depending on

experience and skill level. Early-bird registration ($75) is going on now through November 15. Late Registration ($90) is from November 16 – December 10. At least an outdoor pass from the Temple Terrace Rec Center is required to play. However, PeeWee T-ball is FREE and requires no pass! You many register in person at the Temple Terrace Rec Center at 6610 Whiteway Dr., or you may print the registration form from TTL’s website and mail it in – If you have questions you may contact TTL at info@leaguerettes. org or 988-9134. v

2012 2A District 9 Girls Golf Champions The District Tournament was played at Temple Terrace CC on Mon Oct 15th. Left to right: Sawyer Carlton, Miranda Otto, Capt Steffi Yo, Coach Barrett Zebos, Shannon Li, Hannah Tallent and Melanie Parrott.


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