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Ground Breaking for Downtown Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel The Pasco Economic Development Council Hosts Forum Wesley Chapel High School Gets a New Principal
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valon Park West has been About Avalon developed as the ultimate live, learn, Park West work and play development in the Nestled in serene natural Tampa area. surroundings, Avalon Park West Avalon Park West, when is a master planned community completed, will have 4,800 residential planned for 4,800 residential homes units, 560,000 square feet of New development to provide and over a half million square feet commercial space and 120,000 square significant commercial and recreational of commercial and civic uses where feet of office space. Approximately opportunities for the Wesley Chapel area residents will be in walking and 700 single-family homes are built or __________________________________ bike riding distance to schools, in the process of being built by Avex shops, restaurants, workplace Homes, Beazer Homes and DR Horton. This groundbreaking and recreational amenities. Avalon Park West is a traditional on October 11th kicked off the construction of the first 130,000 community of small-town life where you can Live, Learn SF mixed-use building with 32,000 SF of commercial space and Work and Play. For more on Avalon Park West, please visit 81 apartments, town park and charter school. The openings are AvalonParkWest.com. scheduled to coincide with the completion of the widening of State Road 54 in 2020.
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ric "Matt" McDermott is slated to become Wesley Chapel High School's new principal. Superintendent Kurt Browning told the School Board of his selection of the Zephyrhills High School assistant principal late Friday. The board still must give its final approval, though that is mostly a formality. McDermott, 51, has worked as a teacher and administrator in Pasco County schools since 1996. He has also been a coach and athletic director. For the past several years, he has worked closely with Zephyrhills principal Angie Stone, including time at Fivay and Sunlake high schools. This would be his first time leading a school. He replaces Dee Dee Johnson, who was transferred to run Pasco Middle School. Browning selected McDermott from among seven candidates, including three from outside the county.
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he holidays are around the corner… have you booked a family photo shoot yet for that oh-so-perfect holiday card?? Seriously, how is it October already? Before we know it, 2019 will be here. This is my fave month in Florida. Not too hot, not too cold. Perfect weather plus all things fall and pumpkin. The arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin candles and pumpkin patches remind us that the holidays are literally five minutes around the corner. Have you thought about scheduling a photo shoot for your holiday cards yet? If not, don’t hesitate any longer because this is one of the busiest times of the year for photographers and their schedules fill up quickly. Let’s face it, we all love getting holiday cards in the mail but then what? We display them through the end of the year and then either tuck them away or throw them away. The bottom line is, the pictures are more for us than anyone else. They represent our family, our love, our memories. We can look back, year after year, at our cards to see how everyone has grown and matured. Real moment here. I was totally stressed last year trying to get Christmas cards out. A friend advised me to quit stressing and rather, send New Years card. I took her advice and sent cards in January, after the craziness of the holiday season died down. It released a lot of pressure and the burden of felling like I had to get cards out in December. Reality is, I just couldn’t get it together in time and it wasn’t a priority. So, HAPPY NEW YEAR cards were second best and honestly, I will do the same this year. It also gave me the opportunity to write some words of encouragement and inspiration for the new year.
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So, what to wear?
Coming from someone that has done my fair share of photo shoots the best advice I can give is to be true to you and your family’s personality and style. If you don’t like getting dressed up, don’t do pictures in gowns and tuxedos. It’s uncomfortable and frankly, doesn’t represent your family well. If you’re most comfortable in jeans and t-shirts, shoot in that. The more comfortable you feel in the outfits you choose the more natural the pictures will turn out. I always want my pictures to represent whatever my current style and mood is.
Last year, Valerie shot our family pictures in October so it was still hot as all get out. We did pictures in shorts, tanks and converse to represent the casual, street vibe style of my children and I. We also did pictures in jeans with flowy shirts and booties to give it somewhat of a fall feel. Coordinate outfit colors with the family. Stick with a coordinating color way. The girls can pull out colors from the boys outfits just with the accessories they wear. Also, adding layers or hats are great in photos. As imagined, I pile on the accessories in all my pictures. It brings a different dimension. If your family love sports, do a picture in jerseys. Whatever it is that represents your family well is what should go on your card. If you’re thinking you need to be in red and green in front of a Christmas tree, you’re wrong. Illustrate your personal style and vibe. Also, choose multiple outfits. Most sessions include an outfit change. There’s not really any rules when it comes to cards. You can create any image you want. Make it memorable.
So, where to shoot?
Depends on what kind of pictures you want? Last year I wanted to shoot in front of murals because I wanted a funky kind of vibe. So, Valerie choose this amazing alley full of murals in St. Pete. It was exactly what I envisioned. My kids and I wore more solid colors because we were shooting against super busy, colorful backgrounds. My kids took pictures with hats on backwards and skateboards. One of my favorite pictures was me in front of a mural on a DUMPSTER! The year before my cards were more formal, taken in a park and by a lake. Be imaginative. Be creative. Do something different than you’ve done before. Do you want to shoot in a studio where its more posed or outdoors where you can be more natural and candid? If your family loves the beach, take pictures there. If your sports fanatics, take pics on a football field wearing your favorite teams jerseys. The choices are endless. Do what ALL pictures were taken by Valerie Sercu of Celebrate Everything – Photography by Valerie is a Wesley Chapel based photographer, specializing in portrait and event photography.
represents you and your family. No idea is to out there. Personally, I’ve done photo shoots in studio and outside and I prefer outside more. Just being in sunshine and nature with the
people you love most, looking all pretty, is so good for the soul. Showcase your uniqueness and personality in your family holiday pictures because they will create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to book your photo shoot with your fave photographer NOW, as they are booked up quickly this time of year. Also, if you don’t have the time to send out cards, you can still do a fun digital holiday card on social media. Then, later order canvases to proudly showcase in your home. I don’t know about you but I still love receiving cards in the mail. I enjoy seeing my friends children grow over the years. Plus, photo shoots are so fun! So, don’t hesitate, book your photo shoot NOW and if you don’t get around to creating the holiday card in time, HAPPY NEW YEAR cards it is! Besides, your card will stand out from the rest if it arrives after the new year! E-mail me anytime at email@example.com. As always, spread light & love — xo, Rachel
Rachel Gemara Ward has worked in the fashion industry for 20+ years. She is the owner of Gemara’s Gems, a jewelry business and Rachel Gemara, an inspirational t-shirt line. You can join her alongside an amazing community of women in a private Facebook group by searching Gemara’s Gems & Rachel Gemara.
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How to Beat Holiday Stress, Sadness & Weight Gain
r. Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness; as a holistic chiropractic physician, he’s successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. Here are few of his practical and proven steps for people to experience holidays with more joy, less sadness, and better physical and emotional health:
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Choose Foods to Fight Depression, Anxiety, and Weight Gain: “Eat foods that are as close to nature as possible,” Dr. Nelson advises. “Fill up first on things that are good for you. Eat vegetables, have a good salad, so by the time the gravy and candied yams are there you can eat smaller amounts.” What Not to Eat: Avoid foods with long lists of ingredients. “This applies in general not to just the holidays. Any food that has a label that has to explain to you what is in it is probably not something you want,” he explains.
Talk More, Eat Slower: When you go out to eat with friends, come prepared with stories to tell so you’re talking more, and as a result, eating more slowly. Drink Up! (Water, not Alcohol): Staying hydrated is the key to avoiding excess eating and helps cleanse impurities from your body for better physical, emotional, and mental health.
Listen To Your Body (and Say “No” When Necessary): Don’t volunteer to take on additional tasks if it interferes with your health, your family, or your stress level – it won’t be worth it. List Your Blessings: “People suffering from depression tend to be focusing on the negative things in their lives rather than counting their blessings. One of the most important things you
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can do is to make a list every day of the things in your life that are actually good.”
Take a Breather: If you find people you are with are making you feel stressed out, go outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air.
Move to Beat Depression and Stress: Exercise as simple as getting outside and walking is the natural, drug-free way to combat depression. Moving your body throughout the day burns away stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that can otherwise linger in your system for up to 24 hours, damaging your immune system and organs. “The secret reason exercise is so good for you is exercise burns those hormones out of the blood and prolongs your existence on the planet,” he says.
Discover and Release Emotional Baggage: People can free themselves of a major underlying cause of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, and other forms of mental illness by learning to release trapped emotions, Dr. Nelson says. Instructions are available for free at www.EmotionCodeGift.com. “When a person becomes relatively free of imbalance, their body, mind, and spirit enter a balanced state and the body is able to heal itself,” Dr. Nelson says. “The mind is calm and the person is generally happy and peaceful and able to experience emotions like joy.” ________________________________________________________
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T. K Roman "Koko" Hatha, Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Founder of Koko Urban Yoga. Balances her power flow with Vinyasa, Yoga Fundamentals, encourages students to use Traditional elements and techniques to overcome the pull of opposites (duality) and to develop one-pointed attention. Also, a Health care practitioner for over 20 years and attuned to Reiki Master, Level I, Level II, Level III. Koko is earth, grounding energy that speaks about serving yourself, loved ones and the world at large. Her creative artistry and music inspires curiosity about the space inside the mind body and aligns from this perspective.
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My teachings illuminate alignment and inner strength allowing a functional approach to Asana, offering a hearty mix of Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Functional Movement with surprising degree of personal attention to my Yoga students. As a Led Yoga Teacher, Transformation, Awakening, Inspiration and joy through my long term personal Yogic practices. The benefits can help you learn more about the physical and mental benefits of starting a regular yoga practice, and how it can help you cultivate greater strength, flexibility, awareness, and inner peace. Our yoga community celebrates your breakthroughs and your growth, so ultimately the whole thing becomes based on a higher purpose, a deeper meaning, and a more profound goal in life and that is consciousness. One aspect of the knowledge needed, which makes this possible, is the knowledge of sacred power objects. In our lives, we had the great privilege to study with a powerful spiritual master, who passed these secrets on to us. Through his wisdom and grace, we learned the practical truths and applications of sacred wisdom as well as how to wash away the clouds of misconceptions and misinterpretations surrounding real sacred wisdom and power, including the misunderstandings in the spiritual community, which exist to this day. We learned how to give direct experience, real experience of the divine. Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions. B.K.S. Iyenga www.kokosyoga.com OCTOBER 2018
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rthritis is among the oldest afflictions of human beings and has been found in the mummies of Egypt. It causes pain, swelling, and limited mobility which if not treated properly can progress to chronic pain, life style restrictions, disabilities, and dependence on others. While there are over 100 different forms of arthritis (considered a rheumatic disease), the two most prevalent forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While rheumatoid arthritis is the most difficult to control, osteoarthritis (also know as degenerative joint disease) is the most common form and causes inflammation and damage to the body’s cartilage tissue. Cartilage is the “slippery” tissue that sits at the ends of our bones, allowing our bones to work smoothly where they meet the joints. When the cartilage is damaged, the uncushened bones and joints rub against each other causing the pain and swelling. Here are some of the indications that the pain may be caused by arthritis: • The pain persists beyond three days • The joint pain is severe and unexplained • The painful joint is significantly swollen • The joint is hard to move • The skin around the joint is red or hot to touch • You have a fever or have an unexplained loss of weight With any of these symptoms, you should contact your health care provider. Generally, only an X-ray can confirm the presence of osteoarthritis. Although aging (45 and older) is considered to be one of the risk factors or causes of arthritis, there are several others: • Genetics. It is believed that family heritage could play a role in as much as 25 to 30 percent of osteoarthritis cases. • Overweight. Excess weight puts undo stress on the joints. • Weak muscles, like your quadriceps (those large muscles in the front of your legs above your knees) can put undo stress on the joints they support. • Joint trauma. Previous injuries can cause weakness to the bones and joints. • Severe use or abuse of the joints – both recreational and occupational. • Infections. • Autoimmune diseases. • Certain other illnesses.
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RICE is an easy reminder of the pain-relieving sequence of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. If you are overweight, studies show that a loss of as little as ten pounds can help reduce the pain and even reduce the chance of developing arthritis. Diets rich in vitamins and calcium. Supplements such as glucosamine and chondrotin. Physical therapy, which is typically recommended for rheumatoid arthritis. Over-the counter and physician-prescribed medications, which unfortunately always seem to come with a long list of potential and sometimes troubling side effects. It is recommended that you should only take these medications with the prior approval or prescription from your health care provider. Injecting the joint with a manmade version of the natural synovial fluid that lubricates the joints. Surgery to rebuild (arthoplasty) or replace the joint (such as total knee joint replacement).
The best treatment and possible preventative of arthritis is to live an active life style, getting regular exercise. Research continues to show that regular exercise, and especially weight-bearing strength exercise, is an “essential” tool in managing and even preventing arthritis. These studies indicate that high intensity, weight bearing strength training builds and maintains the muscles that are the “shock absorbers” protecting our joints. In addition, this controlled form of exercise is shown to help the joints absorb the important nutrients from the synovial fluids that “oil” the joints and stimulate the development of the cartilage. A recent strength training study at Tufts University showed that people with severe knee osteoarthritis decreased their pain by 40%. And they even found that this training helped in cases of the more complex rheumatoid arthritis. So here we are – “boomers” and all. We have our aches and pains – some harmless, some need our attention. Bottom line - listen to your body. It will tell you when something is wrong. Just do what our parents have always told us to do: Eat right, work hard, get plenty of rest, get regular checkups, and commit to regular weight bearing exercise. _______________________ For more about arthritis, go to the Arthritis Foundation’s web site at ArthritisFoundation.org.
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bonds only once during the 20-year period.2 A sound investing strategy considers short-term volatility without losing sight of longterm objectives. A sound strategy can involve diversifying capital between different classes of investments. That way, underperformance in one type of asset may be offset by the performance of another. Bear in mind, though, that diversification and asset allocation are approaches to help manage investment risk. They do not eliminate the risk of loss if a security price declines. The asset class that performs best one year may not do so the next. Diversifying your holdings among several different investment types and understanding that asset classes can move in and out of favor may help you manage the risk in your investment portfolio.
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s the sun sets over Fire Flake Farm in Lutz, Angela Ardolino stands on her screened in patio, gazing at birds flying over the nearby lake just before her dog, a Doberman named Nina, splashes through the water. Odie, an 11-year-old schnauzer barks in protest as Ardolino’s mixed-breed mutt, Jolene races through the yard to join Nina for a swim. The sound of squawking geese and gossiping chickens is like a distant song that someone left on their kitchen radio. From the outside, it seems that everything must be easy for this plucky, healthy family. But it was only through the healing power of CBD and Ardolino’s passion for natural medicine that the residents of this rescue farm are able to live their best lives. In 2015, Ardolino was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. There were days when getting out of bed was difficult, let alone running a successful magazine, said Ardolino. At that time, her anxiety worsened as well, and she knew she had to make a change. She had always preferred holistic, natural treatments over traditional medicine, and after hearing the benefits of CBD, she decided to give it a try. Within months, she was able to return to a normal life. Around the same time, Ardolino noticed that her pets were suffering as well. Odie, Nina, and Jolene had begun experiencing intense fear of thunderstorms after a tree in their yard was struck by lightning. And, like Ardolino, Odie suffered from severe joint pain. “Nobody likes to see their pets suffer,” said Ardolino. “It was especially hard for me to see Odie suffer, knowing how hard joint pain and anxiety are because I was coping with them myself.” Ardolino threw herself into learning everything she could about holistic pet care and medical cannabis, sold her shares in the magazine she owned, and earned a certificate in the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis from the University of Vermont. During her studies, she learned about the endocannabinoid system, which is found in all mammals and which uses compounds from the cannabis plant to help cells communicate. Ardolino learned that while CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in humans for positive effects, it can have an even stronger effect in dogs because of their additional endocannabinoid receptors. With this understanding, Ardolino set out to create CBD Dog Health. “Aside from my dogs’ anxiety and pain, I see animals suffering from a variety of issues every day at my rescue farm and at my grooming shop, Beautify the Beast,” said Ardolino. “Each and every one of these animals deserves to live their best life, and it is my purpose in life to help make that possible. That is why I have been caring for animals for over 20 years, and that is why I founded CBD Dog Health. I wanted to give people an all-natural way to treat their pets. I wanted something that I felt confident and comfortable giving to my dogs and the animals on my rescue farm, as well as to my grooming customers.” 20 Wesley Chapel Magazine
Together with her business partners Dr. Ashok Patel, a chemist and essential oils expert, and Hernando Umana, a CBD activist and Broadway actor, Ardolino spent two years creating CBD Dog Health’s proprietary formulas. The ingredients of each formula are all natural, non-GMO, and are pesticide and solvent free. Because of the Farm Bill, hemp is now legally farmed in the U.S. and consuming or purchasing hemp products, including CBD hemp oil, is legal in all 50 states. “Getting our formulas right was so important to me,” said Ardolino. “I did not release CBD Dog Health until we could legally get hemp oil from the U.S. rather than using industrialized hemp oil from overseas. Every ingredient we use is natural and we have had the input of a veterinary advisor as well as both my and Dr. Patel’s expertise. The result is a natural product, which dogs cannot overdose on and which has no negative side effects.” CBD Dog Health products, which range in price from $32 to $99, include tinctures, salves, and treats that contain 150 - 1100 mg of full-spectrum CBD. CBD promotes overall well-being as well as heart health, decreased stress and anxiety, and relief from symptoms associated with cancer, autoimmune diseases, and joint pain, according to ProjectCBD.org. CBD Dog Health is also made with hemp seed oil, which has the perfect balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and provides more nutrition than fish oil. Additionally, the CBD Dog Health ingredients include a range of safe essential oils, including lavender, frankincense, and arnica oils to enhance the positive effects of CBD and to promote overall health. Ardolino began using CBD Dog Health products on her pets at her rescue farm and saw an immediate difference. CBD Dog Health’s tincture, EASE, helped treat Odie’s joint pain and treated a fatty tumor on Nina’s eye. CALM was able to keep Jolene, Nina, and Odie relaxed during daily thunderstorms. “I have seen the miracles of CBD work on the farm and at Beautify the Beast,” said Ardolino. “CBD works. I have dedicated my life to sharing these miracles, and I know that every mammal can benefit from this miraculous plant.” _______________________________________________________ CBD Dog Health products can be purchased online at www.cbddoghealth.cojm or at an authorized retailer. For more information about CBD Dog Health, visit www.CBDDogHealth. com. For more information about Angela Ardolino, visit www.angelaardolino.com.
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Can you tell us a little about your family? I have been married to Lauren for 17 years. Lauren is a registered nurse with Pasco County Schools and works at Wesley Chapel High School and Wesley Chapel Elementary. We have been blessed with three wonderful children Aubrey (15) Aiden (12) and Amberlee (9). All three children have been involved with sports at WCAA over the years and Ive enjoyed being a volunteer coach for many of the sports they’ve played. Aubrey is also very involved in horse jumping, Aiden enjoys Krav Maga and Amberlee does gymnastics. As a family we enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, boating and camping.
When we interviewed you four years ago there were number things you stated you wanted to accomplish. What are you most proud of? I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last four years. We have increased funding for our law enforcement to help keep the citizens of Pasco County and schools safe and secure. We are adding fire stations to provide better response times throughout our county. Actually, we just broke ground on a new fire rescue station in Wesley Chapel and are expanding capacity at another Wesley Chapel station! Within months of being elected I proposed and passed the sexual predator/offender ordinance to help keep our children and vulnerable citizens safer from these criminals.
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We’ve accelerated major road construction projects to reduce congestion and prepare for future use. Good examples would be the current widening of SR 54, the SR 56 road extension and the diverging diamond project on 75/56. When elected I felt there could have been better planning in the past with our roads so I worked closely with my fellow commissioners, legislators and staff to see these projects come to fruition. We are also adding an additional interchange/exit on 75 to help relieve the current to interchanges. We will aslo be widening WC Blvd. I also support the widening of Old Pasco Rd. and would like to see medians and bike/ walking paths included in that project. We are supporting small businesses and bringing in major employers to Pasco County. Mettler Toldedo is a perfect example of one of the more recent major employers that moved to Pasco County. Metller Toledo built a 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility employing over 600 people. These are high paying careers not just “jobs”. We have made additions to Wesley Chapel District Park including the new covers over the baseball and softball stands and are close to breaking ground on a new indoor recreational center at the park for our citizens to enjoy. Keeping Pasco County a great place to live work and play continues to be my top priority over the next four years. I will continue to focus on infrastructure improvements, helping local businesses expand and grow, and public safety.
It appears that you serve on at least eight (8) boards, committees or councils. You have a wife, three children and business interests. How full is your life? As a commissioner, I’m assigned to be the board representative on several
of these boards and committees. Like many others in Pasco County, we are a working family and balancing work can be challenging at times. My wife, Lauren and I divide and conquer many of the kids after school and weekend activities. There are evenings that I may have late meetings, speaking engagements or a ribbon cutting event and we are fortunate to have my mother close by when extra help is needed. Will you please give us a one or two sentence description of each of the groups you are part of? And what your role is on each? As commissioners we are assigned by state statue to a number of boards and councils. Here are descriptions of a few. Tourist Development CouncilChairman: Administers funds from the tourist development tax collected from hotels, motels and campgrounds. The funds are designated to Promote Pasco County tourism. The new Wiregrass Sports Complex is a good example of something aaproved by the TDC. Public Safety Coordinating CouncilChairman: Works with a council consisting of the Sheriff, Chief Circuit Judge, State Attorney, Public Defender and others to monitor jail population and programs. Metropolitan Planning Organization: Is responsible for transportation planning. Planning activities are funded by two federal grants that are channeled through the Florida DOT. OCTOBER 2018
I’m also honored to sit on the Habitat for Humanity Board, CARES for seniors board, Homeless Advisory Council, North Tampa Bay Chamber and Boys and Girls Club board. I feel it’s important to continue to stay involved with these community organizations that give back in so many ways to the community.
What advice would you give to someone that’s considering running for public office? First, I feel it’s important for someone to be active in the community that they live in long before considering a run for office. Too many people run for office without first understanding the
Last year, the Wesley Chapel Chamber presented you with the Community Hero Award during their annual banquet and awards ceremony. That was awarded to you because of everything you did during the hurricane. How did that make you feel? What an honor that was to be recognized by fellow members of our community. It was a humbling experience that I didn’t know was coming. So, to say I was at a loss for words when they made the announcement is an understatement. So many people in our county, our community, stepped up to volunteer and assist their fellow citizens during that time. Even though we are growing we continue to be a tight knit community with a small town feel. I’ve never been prouder of our community than when I asked for volunteers. The response was overwhelming. Citizens helped move nursing home patients out of shelters, delivered water, supplies and sandbags to those in need, donated endless supplies of water and food. For days, our first responders were working night and day keeping our citizens safe and secure. County staff worked around the clock to clear streets, save homes from flooding clear debris. I’ve never been prouder of this county.
issues and what’s important to people on a local level. We were active in the community long before running. From volunteer coaching and mentoring kids to being an active Rotarian, volunteering for charities and involvement with a number of chambers. This gave me the opportunity to really know what issues were important to the citizens of Pasco County even before considering a run for office. Once you have an understanding of the issues you need to have a plan on how you are going to tackle those issues. Without a solid plan you will not be able to take action if elected. For our youth that are interested in poitics, I would encourage them to get involved with their school debate club or other club that involves public speaking. I would also encourage them to volunteer in the community as much as possible. Volunteering for a campaign is also an option and would give them a taste of what it’s like running for public office. Most importantly is having the support of family, friends and the community. I’m fortunate to have a very supportive family and very grateful for a strong group of friends and community members that have been very helpful along the way. I’m always happy to assist and offer advice to someone if they are considering a run for office.
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Annuals/Bedding plants: Create a display of fall colors with cool-season plants. Some examples include pansy, viola, snapdragon, dianthus, cape daisy, and alyssum. Bulbs: Many bulbs like to get their start in cool weather. Bulbs to plant this month include amaryllis, crinum, and daylily. Herbs: Continue planting herbs from seeds or plants. A wide variety of herbs prefer cool, dry weather, including cilantro, parsley, sage, and thyme. Vegetables: Continue planting coolseason crops, such as beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, kale, and lettuce.
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Perennials: Divide and replant overgrown perennials and bulbs now so that they establish before the cold weather arrives. Lawn disease: Watch for brown patch and large patch. These fungal diseases cause areas of grass to turn brown. Since treatment is difficult, prevention with proper cultural practices is key. These diseases become active when the soil temperature, measured 2–4 in. deep, is between 65°F and 75°F and go dormant when the weather warms in May. Scale insects: Take advantage of lower temperatures to apply horticultural oil sprays to control scale insects. Irrigation: Turn off systems and water only if needed. Plants need less supplemental watering in cooler weather. Poinsettias: Watch for hornworms on poinsettias planted in the landscape. This pest can quickly defoliate the plant; handpick or treat only the infested area.
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BROKERS WELCOME Broker must accompany client during client’s initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Developer’s Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developer’s Broker Participation Agreement.Prices subject to change. Please see a Sales Associate for details. The Ridge at Wiregrass is being developed and sold by Pasco Magazine County Associates II, LLLP. ©2017 9600-016 6-13-17 32 Wesley Chapel OCTOBER 2018