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ore than 33 years ago, Jane Strong and Jacob Wurtz opened a kiosk in Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg. They found a niche selling massage sandals and other comfortable footwear that provided relief to foot, knee and back pain. “When we opened the kiosk,” Jane says, “we envisioned other Happy Feet Plus locations, but it is truly amazing to see it now!” The company has 12 locations in the Tampa Bay area, including one conveniently located at the corner of Bruce B. Downs and County Line Road in Wesley Chapel. Happy Feet Plus also has a location in Carrollwood, as well as other locations that reach as far south as Naples. For over 30 years, Happy Feet Plus has been a premier source for healthy, stylish footwear. At the Wesley Chapel location, as with every location, Happy Feet Plus offers hundreds of styles from brands such as Birkenstock, Finn Comfort, Brooks, Aetrex, Vionic, Mephisto, Dansko and, of course, their signature brand KENKOH. Happy Feet Plus is also the North American distributor for Kenkoh Massage Sandals, a Japanese foot reflexology sandal with an orthotic arch clinically proven to relieve foot, knee and back pain, reduce swelling and even improve blood circulation. “We discovered the health benefits of these sandals for ourselves, and wanted to share them with the rest of the world.” Jane says. She experienced cold feet, leg cramps and was getting varicose veins. “Wearing Kenkohs alleviated all of it!” she said. All Happy Feet Plus stores feature Aetrex iStep digital foot scanners and offer foot scans and consultations free of charge. Trained fit specialists will use these scanners to evaluate factors such as arch height, pressure points and suggested shoe size, all of which will help the specialists determine the most comfortable and reliable shoe to alleviate any type of pain. Happy Feet Plus received Footwear Insight’s 2015-2018 Gold Medal Service Award as one of 34 best full-service shoe stores in the U.S. Happy Feet Plus has styles for professional as well as casual wear, offering footwear for a healthier you! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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either light rain nor strong winds nor dipping temperatures could postpone or deter those who attended the Suncoast Arts Fest at The Shops at Wiregrass. Despite some fluky Florida weather, this this two-day event that features the work of over 130 artisans, live entertainment, a kid’s art garden and more, went off without any major hitches and celebrated its 14th year of existence. Suncoast Arts Fest is produced by Fine Arts of the Suncoast, Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to developing a community culture that embraces the arts. All festival proceeds are donated back to the community it serves through “Arts for Kids”, a minigrant program that supports fine and performing arts projects in Pasco County Schools. Rolly Ray Reel, a mixed media artist from Maitland, Fl., won Best In Show, while awards were also given to Best 2-D, 3-D, Jewelry and Emerging artists and the artist with Rolly Ray Reel, of Creations Unlimited the Best Booth Design. and Maitland, FL For more info on the Suncoast Arts Fest, its featured artists, galleries and more, log onto www.suncoastartsfest.com.

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t’s no secret that the hub of Wesley Chapel and Lutz and its stretch of S.R. 56 is an area ripe with growth. Just about every day, a new business or attraction pops up. Now, the exit off I-75 to subdivisions lends itself to five — that’s right FIVE — hotels of convenience. The old saying — really the 30-year-old movie cliche — goes, Build IT … and they will come. And as cliche as that may be, it also seems to ring true when it comes to the Wesley Chapel/Lutz hub of shops and attractions. “Our goal is to become a premiere destination in Central Florida or all of Florida, for that matter,” Adam

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Thomas, CDME, the Director of Visit Pasco, the county’s tourism department told this magazine late last year. On top of that, Thomas added, the Census has Pasco County to surpass one million in population by 2030. The stretch of S.R. 56 begins at Wesley Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chapel Blvd in Lutz and Tampa North-Wesley Chapel ends at Bruce B. Downs Blvd. This part of S.R. 56 has seen a quick rise of homes, apartment complexes and businesses. In fact, S.R. 56 is being extended all the way to U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills and is expected to open later this year. And with a 100,000 squarefoot indoor sports facility set to open in 2020, there’s one thing that can be expected to show up on S.R. 56, hotels.

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These will come in handy, as well as benefit, once Pasco County starts to draw in more events that result in a better bottom line for Pasco. The county will invest in filling those rooms, and event hosts will receive rebates as long as attendees stay in the Pasco County hotels. Plus, this allows the county to bank on tourists staying in Pasco for the attractions, even if they jump over to other nearby counties such as Hillsborough (i.e. Busch Gardens) or Orange (i.e. Disney Parks). Additionally, attractions such as Advent Health, Tampa Premium Outlets and various stores and restaurants have called for the renovation of the S.R. 56 exit, which has already begun and will take up to three years. The diverging diamond interchange upgrade will cost $33 million, while the S.R. 56 expansion to 301 will cost $59.1 million. “If you don’t like growth, stay away from 56 and I-75 for the next 30 months,’’ Pasco Commission Chairman Ron Oakley told the Tampa Bay Times in January. Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel Star Rating: 4.5 Rates: Starting at $136 Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel Star Rating: 4.4 Rates: Starting at $140

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ast year, 2082 homes were sold in Wesley Chapel. They ranged in price from $10,000 for condo-hotel in Saddlebrook to $1million+ in Estancia. The chart below breaks down the results by detailing a few of the communities within the ever-popular Wesley Chapel.

Community Number of Homes Sold Average Price Sold Average Days on Market Aberdeen 7 $218k 41 Seven Oaks 125 $337k 66 Lexington Oaks 84 $254k 45 Estancia 108 $461k 101 Meadow Pointe 406 $250k 51 Ashley Pines 13 $226k 84 Anand Vihar 17 $332k n/a Epperson 118 $312k 40 Palm Cove 50 $242k 45 New River 48 $221 40 Northwood 33 $223k 47 Today, there are 535 homes available for sale in Wesley Chapel. While this time of year is considered to be “off season,” it is actually “ON SEASON” for savvy Buyers! Whether you’re in the market for new construction or a resale home, there are some great deals to be had and while interest rates are still low, this is the perfect window of opportunity for Buyers. Of course, the right Realtor can save you thousands. So be selective in that department and happy house hunting! For Sellers, it’s never been more important to strategically position your home for sale as you compete with the newly built homes. In 2018, more than 30% of the homes sold in Wesley Chapel were newly constructed. Today, half of the homes available for sale are new construction. How do you compete?

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UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension February 15th 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST (Heritage Park) Land O' Lakes Community Center 5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard, Land O' Lakes

Fresh Market at Wiregrass Mall

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Bay Area Renaissance Festival February 16th - March 31st MOSI www.bayarearenfest.com

Applebee's Valentines Scout Troop Breakfast Fundraiser

February 16th • 8am to 10am TICKETS $7.00 Applebee's (in front of Walmart) 28422 SR 54, Wesley Chapel. All tickets are being sold prior to the event date. No tickets are available on the day of the event. Proceeds go to Scout Troop 2 and Scout Troop 300, Wesley Chapel.

Music at the Monastery February Concert

February 17th • 2pm Featuring the choir from Sacred Heart Catholic Church 12138 Wichers Road, St. Leo www.benedictinesistersoffl.org

Earth Fare Wesley Chapel Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend February 22nd - 24th • 9am – 9pm PetSmart - The Grove, Wesley Chapel

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Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook Off

February 23rd • 2pm- 4pm Beach House will be hosting its inaugural Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off for the Wesley Chapel area. Sample each chili and then cast your ballot. After their ballots are counted, enjoy a bowl of chili or a hot dog with all the trimmings. Enjoy live music, raffles, chili, hot dogs brews and desserts. Prizes for the Top Three Winning Chilis. www.beachhousewiregrass.com 30070 State Road 56 Wesley Chapel

3rd Annual Fashion For Hope Benefitting Kay Meyer Breast Care Center February 24th • 3pm Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa Starts at $100

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BIG Annual Flea Market at the Historic Old Lutz School

March 1st & March 2nd • 8am to 2pm 18819 US 41-N, in Lutz This very popular event features everything from antiques and collectibles, to small furniture, housewares, artwork, seasonal/holiday decs, books, clothing, shoes, children’s toys, décor and accessories, small appliances and furniture.

Women in Data + Science March 1st • 8am – 5pm "Your Story. Your Work. Your Strategies for Success" Presented in partnership by Data + Women of Tampa Bay and Saint Leo University College of Education & Social Services and Student Activities Saint Leo University Student Community Center Boardrooms A-B-C

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AdventHealth Wellness Center March 5th • 6:30pm to 7:30pm A plant-based (or mostly plant-based) diet means more antioxidants, more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, more fiber, and less damaging fat and sugar. 2700 Healing Way Conference Room 2nd Floor, Wesley Chapel

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March 7th • 6-7:30 at Lutz K-8. This STEAM Night will include an Art Show displaying student artwork, performances by Lutz K-8 student rock band, DJ services by a new local business Bach to Rock, interactive math, science, and technology exhibits, robotics, coding, a Book Fair, and more!

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Night of the Arts Gala Fundraiser for Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theater

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March 15th - 17th O'Brien's Irish Pub & Grill BANDS: Daniel Sprouse Band, Harold Jones Band, DJ Aloha Key Troy Duncan Band ALL WEEKEND Corn Hole, Jenga, Face Painting, Corned Beef & Cabbage

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at MacDinton's

March 15th - 17th MacDinton's is the place to be seen in your green! Come out and celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend long. Enjoy live entertainment including traditional bagpipers during the day and DJ's at night! There will also be delicious Irish fare, dancing, and deals. www.macdintonsirishpub.com

Inaugural Strut Your Mutt Doggie Fashion Show

March 23th • 4pm - 10pm Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Bearded Brothers - Stonegrey Peace of Woodstock - Solar Exposure www.centralpascochamber.com

Taste of New Tampa and Wesley Chapel

March 24th AdventHealth Center Ice Fresh tastes and tantalizing dishes from nearly 50 North Tampa Bay foodie favorites await you. Check out newbies and returning favorites: Blue Chair Bay Rum, Chuy's, Fat Rabbit Pub, Liang’s Asian Bistro, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pinchers (Wiregrass), PRP Wine International, The Main Ingredient, The Olive Tree, Walkabout Cafe, and Zephyrhills Brewing Company. Support local charities and high school scholarships sponsored by your hosts: the Rotary Club of New Tampa and the North Tampa Bay Chamber. Glide around AdventHealth Center Ice. Show one of your Taste tickets the day of the Taste and get FREE skate rental. Sponsorships, restaurant sign-up AND discount tickets available online now at TasteOfNewTampa.org.

March 16th • 2pm - 4pm The Beach House www.beachhousewiregrass.com Callie Sears 813-508-6677

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LIFESTYLE

G.O.A.T YOGA (Greatest of All Time)

Hosted by Goat Yoga Tampa at In the Loop Brewery in Land O' Lakes

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et’s make one thing clear: goats are NOT doing yoga. “People roll their eyes when they hear about it or even see photos of it on Facebook,” says Kelly Harris, owner of Goat Yoga Tampa and several pet goats. “But then they come and do it and they’re like, ‘Wow! That was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done!’ Because it’s just for fun — it’s a combination of yoga and animal therapy, both of which can be very therapeutic.” Harris, a Lutz resident with two acres of property for her goats, started Goat Yoga Tampa as a side gig and for something fun for people to do on the weekends. Goat Yoga Tampa holds about two sessions a month, most recently at In The Loop Brewing in Land O’ Lakes. The hour-long sessions come with plenty of smiles, laughs, goats jumping on backs and an adult beverage afterward. “This is really animal therapy more than anything,” Harris says. “Yoga is calm and relaxing, and animal therapy is a nice way to relax, have a good laugh and feel comforted by an animal." “I’ve had people come up to me after (goat yoga) and tell me they had the best time because they’re going through cancer treatment, they just lost a pet, their family has been crying their eyes out, so this made them laugh for an hour." “Your cheeks will hurt Goat Yoga Tampa owner Kelly Harris from laughing,” Harris adds. “No matter what is going on in your life, you just can’t walk away from a goat jumping on your back without laughing.” For more info about Goat Yoga Tampa, visit Facebook, Instagram: @goatyogatampa or www.goatyogatampa.com

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ood things come to those who wait. Well, wait no longer because Scrub-A-Dub Bin Cleaning has arrived and it’s definitely a good thing. Scrub-A-Dub, while having a whimsical name is a professional company. They clean (sanitize and deodorize) your nasty trash and recycle bins. It may sound crazy to those who have never heard of it. Jennifer, the owner, is a huge believer in the value of her services and so are 500 residents in our community and that number is growing. After only one year in business, community awareness of this service is rapidly increasing. Many residents know about the service, but may not be ready to pull the trigger yet. Some of the comments she’s heard are, “I have see everything now!” and “Wow, there’s a business for everything!”. Other comments are “What a great idea” and “You’ve got a cool business, can I have a business card?”. The business concept is fairly new to the US, originating 20 years ago in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Upon hearing about this business venture on Facebook her thought process was its ingenuity coupled with the rapidly growing area of Wesley Chapel with many new affluent communities. Most residents have to keep their bins in their garage by HOA rules and who wants a bin with horrible odors wafting into your home or vehicles? No one! How does this service work? They clean at your curb on the same day as your trash pickup. Conveniently, you don’t have to be home. “Big Blue”, the moniker for the truck with specialized

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equipment developed for the job uses super heated water (200°) to sanitize and high pressure to blast the grit and grime off. Sanitizing rids the bin of 99.9% of all germs thereby making foul smells disappear and in turn gives you a healthier home. All products used in this process such as degreasers and deodorizers are biodegradable. Plus, not only do they bring the water for this process, they collect the nasty, bacteria laden water in Big Blue for proper disposal. Jennifer loves her new business, engaging with many residents in our community. She talks to her clients and gets to know a little about them. Many like to watch the process, especially fascinated little children. Plus, the positive feedback is very rewarding. Jennifer says “It doesn’t matter how menial the task is, making someone happy is a great feeling.”. Clients get so excited when they see the results, they make comments like “I never thought I’d be so happy about my garbage can”. One client said it best, “Once you have it done, you’ll never go back to cleaning it yourself!”. To get happiness you’ve never dreamed of simply order service today. You’ll be glad you did! Scrub-A-Dub has a satisfaction guarantee so you have nothing to lose, except your stinky dirty bins. You can order service online at the website www.scrubadubbins.com or call (844) 727-8229(SCRUBBY)

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CrossFit En Fuego in Land O' Lakes

A lot of times, when people are looking to get in shape, they’re looking for a different approach, which is why crossfit gyms and workouts (of the day) are as popular as ever. And what makes many crossfit gyms popular is the convenience of their locations, and also the regulars who become like family. That’s why we checked out the nearby crossfit gyms to inform you of availability and options. Here’s what we found... CrossFit Warrior Eagle / 2626 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 crossfitwarrioreagle.com / (813) 428-6974 THE BURN: As one of the many gym fronts of Strive Athletic Club, CrossFit Warrior Eagle is a large open space that offers crossfit classes for a healthier and better clientele, from your weekend warrior to the perhaps next American Ninja Warrior. CWF offers various machines to complement the crossfit workouts.

CrossFit Aero in Lutz

CrossFit En Fuego / 3320 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 crossfitenfuego.com / (813) 601-4183 THE BURN: Husband and wife team, owners Peter and Jennifer Abreut (the former being an ex-firefighter), have opened one of the more popular, and larger, crossfit gyms in the area by housing it in a warehouse in Land O’ Lakes. Patrons are lovingly referred to as Fire Breathers, who focus on such fitness aspects as endurance, stamina, strength and flexibility, to name a few. En Fuego also offers CrossFit Kids programs for children ages 3-18. CrossFit Aero / 4450 Pet Ln Suite 102, Lutz, FL 33559 crossfitaero.com / (813) 843-8058 THE BURN: Patrons at CrossFit Aero, tucked into a warehouse next to Tampa North Flight Center, will always be pursuing with classes that embrace fitness moves inspired by weightlifting, gymnastics and more designed to maximize athletic potential. Aero has open gym time, as well as kids classes, but also offers an Adaptive CrossFit Program, which helps those with physical disabilities or severe temporary injuries “become comfortable with the fundamentals of functional movement” of crossfit and any fitness regimen. Sky Athletix / 110 Holland Ln, Lutz, FL 33548 skyathletix.com / (813) 949-6227 THE BURN: One of the few crossfit and general fitness gyms that is open 24 hours, owner Nick Schuyler opened Sky Athletix in 2014 to inspire personal growth through fitness and motivates patrons “to become better and healthier versions of themselves … by offering individual, fun, innovative and challenging programs.” Sky Athletix offers open gym, classes and personal trainer sessions.

CrossFit Warrior Eagle in Wesley Chapel

Sky Athletix in Lutz

CrossFit Lutz / 105 Whitaker Rd, Lutz, FL 33549 crossfitlutz.com / (813) 523-8231 THE BURN: A sister gym of CrossFit Citrus Park, the Lutz location’s motto is “Courage, Conviction, Perseverance” and follows this by embracing the unpredictable, non-routine fitness that is the staple of CrossFit regimens. Their programs have universal scalability for its wide range of clientele in age and athletic ability as they work out alongside the trainers. PHOTOS AND STORY BY MIKE CAMUNAS VOLUME VI • ISSUE II

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Lawn &

Garden

March, 2019

What to Plant

Annuals: Replace declining winter annuals with varieties such as angelonia, gazania, and salvia that will provide color now and into the summer months. Bulbs: Plant caladium for a showy tropical display all summer. Herbs: In addition to their culinary value, many herbs are ornamental and attract butterflies to the garden. Vegetables: Warm-season crops, such as beans, peppers, squash, and others can be planted now.

What to Do

Azaleas: Prune azaleas just after plants finish blooming to shape or produce a fuller plant. Shrubs and trees: Prune when new growth begins after the end of the dormant season. To guard next season’s blooms, begin pruning after the last flowers fade but before the new buds set. Palms and shrubs: Fertilize palms, azaleas, camellias, and other ornamental shrubs if needed. Irrigation: Check sprinkler systems for efficient water use. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IFAS EXTENSION, FLORIDA GARDENING.

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