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THE Voice of the Lake Bernadette Community • Volume I, Issue 3 - September/October, 2011


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Publisher’s Letter:


t’s interesting how seasons and vacations can be so exciting as they approach and then toward the end of them, you are ready for the next season or getting back to a routine. School is that way for most children. They are so excited to get out for the summer, take a break, let loose, but by the time summer comes to an end they are so excited to get back to friends, and a routine of learning and fun. Residents saw this unfold on August 23rd as children put on their best attire, buses lines the streets, parents took pictures, and traffic thickened. All very exhilarating and touches on the thought that the holidays are right around the corner. I know; don’t remind you!

The Lake Bernadette Community Garage Sale is Saturday, October 15th. See inside for details. Also, remember the Blood Drive on October 10th, Movie night on October 7th and November 4th and the CDD meeting on September 27th. Important that residents attend. And as always, send in your pictures, stories, events, happenings and announcements for the next issue.

Cindi Matter Publisher

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A special Thank You to Publix for their support of Lake Bernadette community.

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[ Chamber of Commerce ]

Events Calendar

Oct. 22 Saturday Night Cruise 4pm – 8pm


2nd Annual BBQ and Blues, Krusen Field. Saturday, 10AM 8PM

Sept. 19 Conservative Club of East Pasco: Meets 3rd Monday of the month at Sundance . Mobile Home Park off CR 54. Meet at 12:00 noon unless you want to eat come at 11:30am. Lunch 5-6 dollars.                     

Sept. 24 Saturday Night Cruise 4pm – 8pm Sept. 24 Bowl a Strike Against Homeless: Starting at 3 p.m. Pin Chasers in Zephyrhills. Reserve your bowling times between 3-5pm or 6-8pm. More info. Call 813-783-9932

OCTOBER Oct. 4 National Night Out: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Oct. 29 Pigz n Z’hills:

NOVEMBER Nov. 4 Mayor’s Prayer

Breakfast: Guest speaker, our own hometown baseball star David Eiland of the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets $7.00 each. For further information please contact Tim Mitchell 813-317-4975

Nov. 5 Harvest Festival/ Business Expo 11am-4pm Samaritan Project Nov. 12 Music & Motorcycles/ Vets Celebration 2pm-9pm, Parade 2:00pm

Nov. 10-13 Zephyrhills Fall Auto Fest: further information call 813-782-0835

Oct. 22 Halloween Howl 4-9pm

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[community News] Community Development District (CDD) Resident Board Members


HOA President’s Message

Chairman - Bob Robertson Vice Chairman - Gary Glassman Chris Black, Elain Sebastian Michael Berman

t’s hard to believe the summer is winding down and our children are back to school. Please slow down in the community and watch out for our children. Remember: keep your speed on our residential streets at or below 20 mph.

county to cut unkempt lawns as they approach 12 inches in height. As with filing any complaint with the county, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”; translation: the more you call, the more likely the county is to respond.

Clubhouse Manager - Dan Nesselt Phone: 813-788-7690 Fax: 813-780-9819 Email:

Like many of our neighbors, I’ve been doing some travelling over the summer and had many opportunities to visit a variety of communities from Florida to New Jersey and cross-country to Nevada. I must admit, Lake Bernadette is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. I also discovered that your HOA is doing a superb job managing your HOA dues and financial resources; a big “atta-boy” goes out to our treasurer, John Fleming. Due to his hard work, and the super guidance and support from our property manager, Lloyd Rials, we don’t expect to raise HOA assessments again for next year.

I also want to take a moment and notify all residents that our annual HOA meeting is scheduled for the first week in December 2011. This is the one meeting of the year at which home owners can participate in the meeting. In order to hold the annual meeting, a quorum (approximately 30%) of home owners is needed to call the meeting to order. I urge all homeowners to attend, or at least submit a proxy card which will be mailed to all. Your Board of Directors (BOD) will also meet in November to adopt next year’s budget. Notices will also be mailed to home owners about this upcoming meeting of the BOD.

District Manager - John Ricciardi Phone: 813-991-1116 x102 Email: Clubhouse Hours Daily: 5:30am-10:00pm Office: 9:00am-5:00pm Main Pool: 9:30am-4:30pm Cabana Pool: 9:00am-9:00pm

Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors President - Jim Burns VP/Treasurer - John Fleming Secretary - Brigid Bauman Property Manager - Lloyd Rials Phone: 813-263-5905 Email: Design Review Board Chairman – John Mooney Email:

HOA Website:

As I drive around LB, I noticed that many of our mailboxes are in terrible shape, dirty, bent and missing the mail flag. Folks, for around $14 you can get a new mailbox at Ace Hardware in Wesley Chapel. They are also available for slightly more at Home Depot and Lowes. Unless you live in one of our smaller full-service areas, maintenance and replacement of unserviceable mailboxes are the responsibility of the individual home owner. Please take some pride in your area and replace those dirty, unsightly, beat-up mailboxes. As many of you are aware, we have a few unsightly lawns of homes abandoned or in foreclosure. If you are the unfortunate neighbor of one of those properties, please consider doing a quick cut when you do your own lawns to help keep the area looking presentable. If you are unable or unwilling to cut a vacated property, please call the Pasco Code Compliance office (727-847-8171) to schedule lawn maintenance. Pasco County has a code which requires the

Neither the CDD nor Association endorse or recommend any advertiser in this newsletter.

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I received word from our secretary, Brigid Bauman, that there were not many entries in our cover photo contest for your newsletter. Come on folks, send in those pictures and see it on the cover of your newsletter, or at least, in the photo section inside. Your HOA and CDD Boards welcome your feedback. Drop us a line at LakeBnews5410@aol. com. Until next time, have a safe late summer and remember to watch out for our children. Respectfully, Jim Burns - President, HOA


Lake Bernadette Newsletter 5410 Golf Links Blvd Zephyrhills, FL 33541 Phone: 813- 788-7690 Email:

We have received many interesting and intricate entries for our LB logo contest. Your BOD will be making a decision on a winner in September following receipt of some late entries. Thanks to all for all the artful entries.


Residents of Lake Bernadette! Get creative and help us create a Lake Bernadette logo. Think about representing golf, the lake and the letters L.B.

Send your entries to: or drop off artwork at the Clubhouse.

Prize: $75 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. September | October 2011

Winner and all entries will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Lake Bernadette News! Page 5

[community News] By Chris Dewey Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator The ideal time to prune a tree is when the new branch is no thicker than a pencil and can be easily removed with hand clippers. However, being the great procrastinators that we are, we may not react until large branches are overhanging a property line or a roof. Either we become fearful of the threat to life, limb and property for our own sake, or the neighbor objects for their own reasons.

is for Arborist


hen a tree grows in a forest, it competes with all the surrounding trees to reach the sunlight above. However, grown alone in our communities, it usually has plenty of light coming in from all directions. As a result, branches extend in all directions and often poor structure develops when those branches compete with the main trunk for dominance. To encourage a healthier form, shape and strength requires judicious pruning

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especially during the formative years. Communities need knowledgeable tree management and that is a job for an arborist. Homeowners shouldn’t attempt tree pruning beyond what may be accomplished with both feet on the ground. It is just asking for trouble to start wielding power tools above the ground without proper training, tools, safety equipment and experience.

Where the tree is owned by you and solely on your own property, your concern should be about protecting your property and safety. Mature trees that are close to the home and have not been periodically pruned may end up overhanging the roof. If the tree is otherwise healthy, structurally sound and free from disease, this situation could provide some benefit by reducing cooling costs. However, an arborist I consulted recommends a minimum 5 foot space between the branch and the roof. Rain storms will weigh down the branch and cause it to sway in the wind. In these conditions, there needs to be adequate room to prevent the branch from contacting the roof where it may cause accelerated wear, and lift shingles. Tree problems can be minimized by considering the “Right Plant, Right Place” principle when selecting a new tree. There are five components to choosing trees for a planting site. Begin by evaluating

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1) site attributes above and below ground, 2) potential site modifications and 3) tree maintenance (management) capabilities. 4) choose desirable tree attributes, 5) select appropriate trees for the site. When you’ve thoroughly explored the site conditions, finding the perfect tree for your purposes can be assisted with the free online tree selection software available at the following webpage; lyra. FloridaTreeSelector.swf. For more detailed information on tree planting, watering, fertilization, pruning or hiring an arborist; contact the Pasco County Extension Office. Chris Dewey is the Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator in Pasco County Cooperative Extension, a position jointly funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Bay Water and Pasco County. He can be reached at 813-929-2716 or e-mailed at Cdewey@

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Why is Golf Links Blvd. A Mess? By Bob Robertson


Pasco County’s perspective on “maintenance” is to fill pot holes – which generally they are pretty responsive when called. Repaving is the responsibility of the residents. Translation, we have to pay for it. Here’s how it works. The county has what is called The Paving Assessment Program. Upon the request of any resident in the area, they will evaluate the road in question. They will determine if the road actually needs repaving. The cost will be estimated and then proposed to the residents and businesses in the area of

Ben Pugliesi – Sales Cell: 813-469-8635 • Office: 813-620-6500 Email:

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ow often has this question gone through your mind as you’ve driven on the main artery in our community? In order to get your hands around the answer to the question, you must forget what the meaning of “county owned road” was where ever you lived before Pasco County. In other words, since it’s a county owned road and we pay our taxes, they should just repave it right? Wrong!

No Games. No Nonsense. No Stress.

the road in question. All those impacted will have the right to vote on the proposed paving project. If the vote is successful, all taxpayers will have the option to either pay the amount in full or have the cost added to their property tax bill divided out for a period of 10 years. Ok, if that’s the process, where do we stand today? A request to evaluate the road has been made to the county. After their evaluation, a meeting will be held to explain our options to us. Please watch your mail, watch this newsletter, and watch the signs when you leave the community for more information. Finally, please understand - this is not a CDD issue. It is not a home owner’s association issue. It is a Lake Bernadette issue. It will affect anyone who uses Golf Links Blvd to get to their home or business. While we can argue that it shouldn’t be this way, the bottom line is this, this is our community and it’s up to us to take care of it or not.

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[community News]

ow would you like your money spent? There are several lawns in Lake Bernadette that are clearly out of control. Homeowners spend $107 each quarter for budgeted expenses related to the common grounds. Would you like a portion of that money to be spent on mowing private lawns while you get to mow your own? At present there is no budget allocation for large scale mowing

of private lawns. Would you like your assessment increased by $10 or $15 each quarter to cut private lawns that are not properly maintained? Lake Bernadette prides itself on its financial integrity and in keeping its assessments low and fair. The board of directors believes that your answer to all of the questions posed above would be a resounding NO!


O U T O F C O NT R O L By Lloyd Rials, General Manager Lake Bernadette HOA

Then what can Lake Bernadette do as a community to address the problem of an abandoned house or an occupied home with an out of control lawn? There are two things that can be done. The first is if you live nearby the problem lawn – cut it yourself. Nobody really likes this suggestion including myself. But if I were living next door to an abandoned house with a bad lawn, I would either give it a quick haircut myself or direct my landscaper to do it. It is not fair and it is not right – it is rather self defense and would be my contribution and burden to my neighborhood in light of the state of real estate and the economy. What I would not do is stand by and watch the problem get worse. The second way to address the bad lawn situation is to call Pasco County Code Enforcement 727-847-8171 and complain emphatically. You pay for this service in your taxes and you have a right to expect the folks

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in Code Enforcement to do their jobs and give you what you pay for. The Pasco Code Enforcement will mow the lawn and charge the expense to the homeowner as a tax lien. It is a very effective way to address the problem. I receive calls that want the HOA to come out and cut problem lawns. Sometimes I hear, “Isn’t that what we pay the HOA for?” The answer is NO. If you examine the HOA Budget you will not find an entry for paying a landscaper to mow private lawns. If homeowners want to tax themselves to pay for mowing private lawns, that is something that can be considered come budget preparation time but at present, there are not funds allocated for this purpose. Your board of directors has the fiscal integrity and discipline to resist spending on unbudgeted expenses and most homeowners are very thankful for that.

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We have saved your neighbors thousands of dollars on their insurance!

Hosting the “I WILL Inspire 5K” & “One Mile Fun Run”


he GFWC New Tampa Junior Women’s Club will host the I WILL Inspire 5K/ One Mile Fun Run to benefit the I WILL Foundation and Operation Helping Hands on February 18, 2012 at 8 a.m. Florida Orthopedic Institute is going to be the race headquarters with the course taking place through beautiful Telecom park. Race Co-Director, Mandy Manno said “Our mission is to INSPIRE athletes of all abilities to embark on a journey of selfachievement, whether it is a first time runner or recovering veteran. We have partnered with the I WILL Foundation and Operation Helping Hand and our hope is to encourage people facing adversity to live their lives to the fullest by achieving goals that they thought were otherwise unattainable. The I Will Inspire 5k race will be a day of celebration for all participants and supporters.” Although this is the inaugural year, Race Directors Mandy Manno and Catherine Pacifici have already received recognition for their efforts to inspire. Runner’s World Magazine has picked up the story of the race’s inception and is currently featuring it on their website. Visit and look for Runner’s Stories: Remembering 9/11to read this incredible story of inspiration. For more information visit www. or to register!

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Lake Bernadette Trees


s the community of Lake Bernadette matures, so do our trees. The result is that we have to give attention to our trees, usually by trimming them.


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Residential tree maintenance on individual home sites in all of Lake Bernadette is solely the responsibility of the homeowner. Sometimes we have a tendency to not really pay much attention to our trees until a problem arises, whether it is a minor or major problem. Most problems are minor, such as leaves and branches falling in and clogging gutters. The quick fix is to clean out the gutters. A better fix would be to trim the limbs and branches that hang over the roof. Major problems occur with older trees.

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Older trees obviously have older and longer roots which can, at worst, destroy home drain and pipe lines, causing the homeowner to replace pipes, which can be a great expense. A worst case scenario is that the roots break up the foundation of the house or the surrounding concrete, such as a driveway. The only method of preventing this from happening is complete removal of the tree. Pasco County requires that removal permits be obtained prior to the removal of trees that are ten inches in diameter or larger (including dead trees). Permits are $20 for each location, regardless of the number of trees proposed for removal. For more details, visit the Pasco County website or contact Code Enforcement at 800-368-2411. September | October 2011

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Kiwanis Club’s

21st Annual Tournament

CDD Events, Classes & Programs Events Community Yard Sale Saturday, October 15th from 8-5 pm. Register at the clubhouse until Friday the 14th for $5.

Blood Net blood services at the clubhouse on October 10th from 12:30 -3:30 pm Give Blood!

Movie Night First Friday of each month. Time: 6-8:30pm. Kids ages 5-12 years enjoy a great movie, pizza, snacks and soda. For more info, contact the clubhouse at 813.788.7690.

CDD Meeting

Poker, Cards & Games

Blood Drive


n September 23, 2011 we will hold our annual golf scholarship tournament. We raise funds only for scholarships and other youth programs. This will be a four-person scramble with a 1PM start at The Links of Bernadette course. How can you help this great cause? For sponsorship information please contact: Gerald (Jerry) Struckhoff, Kiwanis Officer, gsuejerry@verizon. net or call 813.782.6466.

Kiwanis Club of Zephyrhills is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis Club is represented in two schools in the Lake Bernadette community, Raymond B. Stewart Middle and Zephyrhills High school. Stewart Middle hosts a monthly party for “Super Kids” chosen by their teachers for exhibiting excellence. Zephyrhills High works continuously with ambitious teenagers who are apart of “Key Club” which aims to help families within their community.

September 27th at 6:30 pm.

Movie Night for the kids October 7th and November 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. FREE

Classes & Programs Aqua-Fit Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (weather permitting). Time: 10am. For more info, contact Nelson or Meredith Tuxbury at 813.782.4049

Bingo CDD members only. Ages 18+, Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Time: 7pm.

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Yard Sale

Lilacs & Roses Red Hat Society. For more info, contact Lois Hayden at 813.780.8430. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Book Club Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Time: 7pm. For more info, contact Joann Strickland at 813.780.6683.

Coffee Hour Homemade goodies, sugar-free items, coffee and tea for $2. Saturdays at 9:30am.

Jazzercise Cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. Mon. and Tue. evenings. 6-7pm. For more info, visit www.

Bring your game faces. Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 6:30pm.

ROMEOS For more info, contact Ben Richardson at 813.782.3142 or Bill Hayden at 813.780.8430. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Scrabble Thursdays at 10am. For more info, contact Margaret Kovachik at 813.779.4337. Scrapbooking Meets the last Friday of each month at 7pm.

Sunshine Club Should you know someone who needs comfort or encouragement through a difficult time, please contact Donna Fryza at 780.1327. She will send a heart-felt greeting card and communicate any needs so we all can be prayerful.

Zumba Dance / Fitness class set to international rhythms to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow. All fitness levels. Meets Thursdays at 6:30pm low impact class, 7:30pm regular class. For more info, contact 813-964-7226 or go to

Need Help Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia? HPH Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast chapter will host a four-week Alzheimer’s series for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or those who anticipate being in the position of caring for someone with the disease.

Saturday, October 15th

The program will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 11 through November 1 at the HPH Hospice East team office, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City.

from 8-5pm.

Residents can register for $5 at the clubhouse up until October 14th.

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Topics include an overview of Alzheimer’s, how the disease changes communication, dealing with difficult behaviors, caregiver stress and community resources. There will also be information on research and treatment. Each week will include discussion time. There is no cost to participate. However, space is limited and advanced registration is required.

for more info, call Jan Double at 727-705-0107.

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[Business Spotlight] Wesley Chapel Man Uses Magic & Storytelling to Educate


allas Smith began his first paying “gig” at the tender age of 11. As a full time traveling magician throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he performed on cruise ships, private parties, corporate events and schools. In 2003, he and his wife, Patti, adopted an infant daughter; Smith took a job in corporate America to be closer to home. He decided to go back to his first love, magic (or as he calls it “Edu-tainment”) full time. “I never wanted to be a famous magician,” said Smith, who lives in Wesley Chapel. “I just wanted

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to make a decent living doing what I love and teaching life lessons to children. To me, THAT’S success.” Smith specializes in magic shows for elementary and middle school students and has developed 5 shows especially for them such as “Stop Bullying Now”, “Math is Magic”, “Reading is Fun”, “Just Say No”, and “Character Building”. He utilizes his illusions and storytelling abilities to help educate children. National studies have shown that 60 percent of learning comes from visualization. Smith says with that statistic and the verbal lesson - students’ walk away remembering almost all of his points. “The fun thing is they do not even realize they are learning!”

show and offers teacher’s guides to reinforce these lessons. He uses a variety of magic tricks to help bring “home” the necessary concepts. The anti-bully programs lead to the creation of different conceptual performances. Teachers and principals enjoyed Smith’s performance so much they began to request more performances throughout the year. For additional information on his services, or for booking information, he may be contacted at 813-494-1484. Also, check out his website at www.DallasSmithMagic. com. Dallas Smith also performs at birthday parties, special occasions and at various venues. v

He uses a nationally approved curriculum for his anti-bullying magic

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[School News] New River Elementary School 4710 River Glen Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 Phone: (813) 346-0500

serve your family delicious, wholesome and nutritious meals. You can visit www. for more details.

Important Dates

Fun Pasta Fundraising - Fun Pasta is pasta shaped like the holidays, sports, collegiate team logos, and more. The colorful brochure features a wide variety of shapes that will appeal to everyone.

Open House and Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Please go to shop/newriverelem to order. Zephyrhills High School 6335 12th St. Zephyrhills, FL Phone: (813) 794-6100

5:00 - 6:15 PTA Spaghetti Dinner - Cafeteria 6:15 PTA General Assembly Meeting Cafeteria 6:15 - 7:15 K & 1st Classroom Visits 6:45 - 7:45 2nd and 3rd Classroom Visits 7:15 - 8:15 4th and 5th Classroom Visits 5:30 - 8:30 Scholastic Book Fair

Fundraisers: Market Day –offers a wide selection of over 160 foods monthly, including all natural, low fat and low calorie products so you can

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October 1 SAT Test. Deadline to Register 9/9 15 ZHS Golf Tournament. See Details  19  Retake/Grade 9-11 & Faculty Yearbook Photo  20 End of Quarter 1 21  Teacher Planning Day - no school for students 21 Homecoming - ZHS vs. Ridgewood 22 Homecoming Dance  22 ACT Test. Deadline to Register 9/16  28 Report Cards  28 Drive One 4 UR School - Dick Jarrett 29 Drive One 4 UR School - Dick Jarrett

Important Dates

Golden School Award


The Golden School Award is given annually by the Florida Department of Education to recognize schools with exemplary volunteer programs.

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Drive Smart 4 UR School - Dick Jarrett Drive Smart 4 UR School - Dick Jarrett Fall Sports Team & Individaul Photos Progress Reports

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Please send your neighborhood photos to Graphic designer:

Diana Mullinax, appearing here as Cat Lady, and Ken Keith’s daughters are helping collect money out at Walmart for Pasco Projects. The collection was for needy children’s school supplies.

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Greg & Sharon Pesce celebrating their 40th Anniversary.

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Synchronized ducks.

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[ Scouts ]

Important County Contact




Animal Services Denise Hilton - Manager .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . (813) 929-1212

Anniversary Convention!

Code Compliance.. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . (727) 847-8171


to inspire us, including Yolanda Adams, Katie Couric, Marlee Matlin, Soledad O’Brien, Houston Mayor Anise Parker, and Robin Roberts.

or a few days this November, the history and the future of Girl Scouts will meet in Houston, Texas. With 100 years to celebrate and a new century ahead, we can guarantee that the 2011 National Council Session will surprise you, inspire you, inform you, and energize you as never before.

This year’s National Young Women of Distinction will show us what the next generation of leaders can accomplish. We know they’ll change the world because they already have.

Here are some of the highlights: Our “Conversations of Consequence” panel discussions will illuminate the state of girls today and the roles we can all play in making 2012 the Year of the Girl. A dozen different seminars provided by Girl Scouts University will equip Girl Scout professionals, volunteers, and parents with new skills for a new century. Many of America’s most accomplished women will be on hand


To help you take maximum advantage of Houston’s abundant shopping opportunities, we’ll have two fashion shows, produced by the editors of Justine magazine. And of course there’s a party. A huge party. The kind of party that only happens once every 100 years. Promise yourself you’ll go; you’ll rejoice in the decision. Lake Bernadette troops can save if you register early at v

Heather Grimes - Performance Development Administrator . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-2411

Emergency Services and Fire Rescue Anthony Lopinto - Director / Fire Chief. . . . (813) 929-2750

Engineering Services James C. Widman, P.E. - Director/County Engineer . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8140

Health Department David R. Johnson, M.D., M.S., M.H.A. - Director . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 861-5250

Pasco County School Board Heather Fiorentino - Superintendent . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 794-2000

Paving Assessment David Brown - Project Manager . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 834-3601

Property Appraiser Mike Wells - Property Appraiser) . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 521-4433

Coastal Cleanup

ake Bernadette scouts who want to help the surrounding communities may participate in a Coastal Cleanup on Sunday, September 18th from 9am to noon. The check-in/headquarters will be at the North Entrance of WCDP on Overpass Road. Lots of Girl & Boy Scout troops come out to volunteer, as well as Ro-

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tary Clubs, PTA & PTO’s and individuals from all over Wesley Chapel, San Antonio and even Dade City. If you would like more information regarding this event, please Michelle Barbour at or 813.215.3287 v

Road and Bridge Michael Garrett, P.E. - Public Works Director) . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8143

Sheriff . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8143 East Pasco Dispatcher: . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . (813)-929-1204

Stormwater Management . . . . . . . . . .. . (727) 834-3611 Survey


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Hardoowar Singh, P.L.S.M., County Surveyor . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8140

Tax Collector Mike Olson. . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 521-4360

Utilities Services Bruce E. Kennedy, P. E. - Assistant County Administrator . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8145

Veterans Services William S. Klinger - County Veterans Service Officer . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 834-3282

September | October 2011

Lake Bernadette News

[Classifieds] RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS: Lake Bernadette residents can list items (with the exception of real estate – which may be listed under Business Classifieds for $39) for sale and/or services needed at no charge. up to 45 words. For your convenience, classifieds may be send via email to (LB Classifieds:) LB News reserves the right to revise, reclassify, edit or refuse any classified advertisement. Personal

[Goods] FOR SALE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Autographed Hockey Stick. MUST SEE to make offer. Call 813.994.3743. FOR SALE: Graco Lovin’ Hug Swing Likenew condition, still have the original box. This swing is in Hamilton print which is gender neutral. The swing is still sold in stores, asking $70. Please email Ami at: for more information. FOR SALE: Evenflo Triple Fun Exersaucer-Jungle In excellent condition, still sold in stores! For ages birth-24 months, so it grows with your child. Asking $60. Please email Ami at: for more information.

information, such as name and address, is required for submission but will not appear in the classified listing unless requested. Classifieds will be accepted and posted from non-Lake Bernadette residents but only after payment of $15 is received. For further information, call 813-991-0323 or email

For Sale Body Shower Interaktiv Body Shower- $500 obo. New in box never used, Interaktiv Body Shower 06549000. E-mail to For Sale $100 Audio Tower by Bell’O AT423T 4-Shelves. Great Condition. E-mail to FOR SALE: Orange lake timeshare located in Kissimmee Fl., sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath full kitchen, dining room week 28, price $7500. Close to amusement parks, activities on grounds. call 907-6317

[Services] Honor roll student looking for summer babysitting job. Club and pool access. Day or evening hours. $10 an hour. 407-417-7136 or 813713-9086. If you want an efficient, energetic, trustworthy, loving grandmother to care for your child, please call me. I’ve been caring for my grandchildren for 12+ years. Now they’re in school and my nest is empty.

FOR SALE: 150 pcs bronze ware diner set-cherry handles, wooden case $125. call 9076317.

Lake Bernadette are you Buying or Selling?

tate!” s E l a e R in y d La t s r Fi e h “T Call

Linda M. White 813-783-4613

See all my listings!

Lake Bernadette resident since 1985!

Featured Listings

34417 Smart Dr.

4 bed / 2 Bath 1993 Sq. Ft. Move in Ready!



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Nobody knows our neighborhood better!

5700 WeDgefielD Dr. Dream Home. 5 bed / 3 bath 3483 Sq. Ft. Pool Home.

5705 autumn Shire 3 bed / 2 bath 1506 Sq. Ft. Lots of Upgrades!



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