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The community newsletter that brings us together! • I, II, III & IV Volume 4, Issue 5 • December, 2013

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Proud Member of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce © 2013 Meadow Pointe News. All rights reserved. Meadow Pointe News is published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Meadow Pointe community and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher or the Meadow Pointe Community Development Districts I, II, III and IV. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Meadow Pointe News. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit for length and clarity all submissions. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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MEAD W POINTE I INFO Meadow Pointe Clubhouse

28245 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 973-1671 F: (813) 973-7268

A Safety Reminder

Office Hours: (M-F) 8 am - 5 pm Operations Manager: Keith Fisk Clubhouse Hours: Everyday from 8am - 9:30pm Pool hours: 10am - Dusk

MP CDD Supervisors

Chair: Dennis Smith- 994-9832 Treasurer: Lutfi Jadallah - 991-7511 Vice Chair: Pat Asklar - 973-7943 Assistant Secretary: Kelly Rodriguez- 991-7955 Assistant Secretary: Dawn Khalil - 991-4575 Meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. All are welcome!

MP1 Community Council (MP1CC)


o parents and motorists in Meadow Pointe. Lately our CDD office has received multiple calls regarding the danger of children playing basketball in the streets. When our manager went out to investigate, he indeed saw several basketball nets in--or close to--the street, and also groups of children shooting hoops in the street. Lucky for us, ours is a family-friendly community, full of children—and the weather is ideal for going outside and getting fresh air and exercise! But safety is a concern, for all of

Getting Ready for the Holidays! If your village entrance could use more holiday cheer, contact your MP1CC representative for information or to let them know you’re available to help. Happy Holidays to all!

The community council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live. If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Village reps are:

Arbors . . . . . . . . Dennis Costa Broadlands . . . . Nancy Deacon Murray Grasslands . . . . . Susan Walsh-Boyle Hammocks . . . . Erick Egeland Meadowlands . . Diane Hemphill Parkland . . . . . . Carlotta Bernard Pinedale . . . . . . . Chris Elam Savannahs . . . . . Carmen Vargas Springs . . . . . . . . . vacant Summerbrooke . Mike Smith Woodlands . . . . Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS

us.Families, please take care to find the safest position for your child’s basketball net—placing it far from the flow of traffic is ideal if you can. Drivers, please be mindful of children playing outside—not just chasing balls, but riding bikes, walking dogs, or jogging with headphones on. Parents, please also remind your teen drivers to exercise caution on our roads. We are lucky to have so many youngsters in our midst, and we want to keep them happy and healthy in Meadow Pointe!

Thank you MP1 elves for decorating our villages! The CDD provided the wreaths; the rest was up to the residents and the Meadow Pointe Community Council, who started decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. We want to give a cheer out to all those who decked the halls with boughs of holly, and made our village entrances festive this holiday season. December 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Meadow Pointe 1 Santa is planning an early visit to the Meadow Pointe 1 Racquetball/Activity Center Friday evening, December 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The kids will have fun with craft activities and face painting at this FREE event sponsored by both the CDD and the MP1CC. Light refreshments will be available for all to enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to say hello while getting your picture taken with the jolly ol’ elf! Page 5

MEAD W POINTE I INFO Ongoing at MP 1 Beautiful Minds Tutoring

Beautiful Minds Tutoring is offering a Math group tutoring for students in Grades 3-5. Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Rashay Wilkinson 404-247-0910.

Free Ballroom Dancing Lessons In the Clubhouse 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6-8pm. Contact Greg at greglarracas@ or 813-391-9570.

GOT BOOKS? Our gently used book share has moved to the new MP building, which houses the office, fitness center and a Lounge-Library. The book bin is in the office for returned or donated books. FEEL FREE TO BORROW OR KEEP BOOKS! For more information, contact Pat at 973-7943 or Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1

Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 9734734.

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Holiday MP1 Office Hours • Christmas - Closed at noon December 24th (Tuesday) and closed December 25th -26th (Wednesday-Thursday). • New Years - Closed at noon on December 31st (Tuesday) and closed January 1st & 2nd (Wednesday-Thursday).

Garbage & Recycling Schedule changes this month! • Tuesday & Friday:

Garbage pickup for all of Meadow Pointe

• 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month: Recycling pick up.

MP1 Key Fobs are available to purchase Fobs are available for all residents 14 yrs and older in MP 1, 3 & 4. Cost is $5 per fob for MP 1 resident and $10 per fob for MP 3 & 4 residents. Acceptable method of payment is check or money order. Download the application form from our website,, or stop by the CDD office to fill an application. Don’t forget to bring proof of residence.


Lisa and Kelly at if interested!

Tennis lessons at MP 1 Coach Bill Arfsten USPTA trains all levels of players. Call 469-2267 for more information on private and group lessons. To the Pointe Dance Classes

Ballet, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons are available at the MP1 fitness center Mondays from 4:30-7 pm and Wednesdays from 5pm-7:30 pm. Classes are $30/month. Contact Chrissy at 6790395, or email ToThePointeDanceCentre@ for more information.

Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm

and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am. Contact Maguie 438-2620.

Please Bring Non-Perishable Food Donations to MP I Office We are helping Metropolitan Ministries feed families.

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MP1 Fall Fair The Meadow Pointe Fall Fair was held a week later than planned because of rain, but on November 9th, several vendors came out to showcase their products. Many of our MP1 neighbors enjoyed a beautiful day as the kids had fun at the obstacle course. The face-painting table was a busy place, and the Community Council’s grill was a popular stop! Thanks go out to the Meadow Pointe Community Council (sponsor of the Fair) and Clubhouse staff, for all the work involved in organizing this event. December 2013

Upcoming MP1 Improvements. The Meadow Pointe 1 CDD is looking into putting in shuffleboard courts by the volleyball courts, and adding shade structures on the pool decks. Watch for more information on these exciting improvements. Stay up to date by visiting our website at www. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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n the United States, we live in a rich and diverse land, allowing for many dietary choices. Often times, however, there are negative effects from this diversity. Some of which are evident over time in food allergies and food sensitivities. If you have recently immigrated to the U.S. you may still maintain some of your traditional diet choices, and therefore, may still be in general good health with a normal body weight. However, for many who have spent the better part of their lives consuming the Standard American Diet, or S.A.D. as it is known, you may be well on your way to becoming part of the staggering rise in obesity and escalating serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. The S.A.D. is full of inflammationproducing foods and beverages, often topped off with antacids. Ultimately, your body is set on a rollercoaster of large fluctuations in glucose and hormonal changes. So, how can we achieve healthier bodies? The answer: Work to achieve a balanced, whole-food based diet. Here are some targets to aim for:

Buy more whole foods! You may be familiar with the saying “shop the perimeter of the grocery store” & “Fresh is best and raw is even better”. Remember them when shopping. Work gradually to eliminate the processed food, refined sugar and flour products from your grocery cart and eventually your diet. This may require advanced planning Page 8

of meals, but it is well worth the effort. Consider it your best health insurance policy!

sleep, increased range of motion, and fewer stumbles due to a better body awareness

OK, let’s talk weight.

Sleep, 7 to 9 hours of each night is essential!

Set a realistic initial goal for yourself, then set both short and long-term objectives to stick with. Remember, it is better to have 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks than 3 large meals. Don’t forget your daily water intake. The standard recommendation is half a person’s body weight in ounces of water per day (100lbs=50oz.). Dehydration can be perceived as hunger to the brain, causing you to reach for food instead of quenching thirst. Keep a water bottle handy!

Keep moving with exercise! 15 to 20 minutes of movement daily is the minimum activity requirement. It can be at the gym or in the garden, whatever gets you moving. This is an important way to alleviate stress, improve self-esteem and promote emotional well-being. The benefits may be seen in a deeper, more restful

Many people only get that amount of sleep when they are sick….my point exactly! I know that this may sound like an impossible task with small children in the house, but sleep is important for cellular regeneration and proper brain function. Many men and women lack this vital component to their wellness and suffer physically and emotionally from being so tired. 7 to 9 hours each night!

Even the best diet can use some nutritional support. The quality of our air, water and depletion of soil nutrients over the course of years has made it nearly impossible to receive all the essential nutrients our bodies need simply from our food intake. Whole food

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supplements offer a complex array of nutrients and minerals. They are the preferred source over synthetic nutrients. Look for professional products sold through licensed healthcare providers also

As for medications... There are side effects to many of the medications we take. Many side effects are not as obvious as developing a rash. Often times the effects develop over time, there can be changes in mood and behavior which effects our energy levels and even our relationships. Disturbance in sleep and hormonal cycles and even joint pain can occur over time. Be aware and work with your Doctor to minimize these negative effects. We hope that you have found some of this information helpful. At Rosewood Healthcare, the goal is to be your “Healthcare Life Coach”! Working on a patient’s joint and muscle problems is just the tip of the wellness iceberg. If underlying causes aren’t addresses, the condition may return. Call Rosewood today to schedule an appointment for a Spinal Exam and Wellness Consultation. In addition, there are three licensed massage therapists on staff ready to render massages ranging from Neuromuscular, Therapeutic, Pregnancy and Sports-related injuries. Yours in health, Dr. Sheryl Ballinger Rosewood Healthcare & Wellness Spa 2142 Ashley Oaks Circle



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ail Country Tan & Spa, located in The Shoppes at New Tampa, is the place to get your sparkle & glow on for all the 2013 end of year festivities! Relax in their well-appointed, clean salon and enjoy a Signature Spa Manicure and Pedicure from their well-trained staff. Imagine soothing your hands with the CND Almond Deluxe Manicure consisting of an almond and bath and moisture rich almond scrub to reveal young healthy skin. Next, Jojoba oil and Shea infuse skin with moisture while a nourishing hand mask penetrates the skin with the help of hot towels wrapped around your hands.

Nail Country would never neglect your pinky toes! Their Keyano Chocolate Spa Pedicure is a chocolate lovers dream! Feet are first softened by sea spa chocolate soap and then exfoliated with a chocolate scrub formulated with softening Shea butter. The chocolate mousse served at Nail Country is a self-heating delight for the feet made from cocoa, followed by a chocolate oil stone massage and chocolate butter lotion! Nail Country offers you the choice of 12 Signature Spa Pedicures to choose from and all of them end with the same result, beautiful hands and toes for you!

Nail Country also has the best tanning beds in the area at the best prices! Your skin reaches a beautiful golden tan faster and in a smarter way. Nail Country cares and that is why they have invested in 4 different tanning systems. State of the art high pressure & power tanning beds keep the harmful UVB rays to the barest minimum while the “tanning rays” are tremendously optimized. This means that this holiday season, you can have a rich European tan to flaunt in just 3 to 5 visits and then only 3 to 4 visits per month will maintain it for the New Year! The reason Nail Country’s high pressure tanning system lasts so long is that unlike natural sunlight, traditional lamp tanning beds or stand up-beds the high pressure system does not dry out your skin or increase your body’s natural exfoliation process. Your skin will maintain its healthy, golden glow through its natural 28 day exfoliation cycle! Less exposure to the sun or regular tanning bed bulbs keeps

you beautiful & with healthy skin! Nail Country also offers European facial and Jet Clear Dermabrasion to effectively improve skin texture, help reduce wrinkles and offer an overall skin rejuvenation. You can choose from 5 different facials, then several add on treatments will personalize any facial to your needs. Before stopping by Nail Country’s Wesley Chapel Location at 1700 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, make sure you check their AMAZING coupons in Seven Oaks News and on the back cover of The Wesley Chapel Magazine! v Appointments & walk in’s welcome. Holiday Gift Certificates Available. Open 7 Days a Week Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 7:30 Sunday 11am – 5pm

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Meadow Pointe II is now accepting non-perishable food donations for the Metropolitan Ministries Hope Campaign at the Clubhouse. The donation box is located in the main office.

Meadow Pointe II Clubhouse 30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 991-5016. F: (813) 991-6169 Email: Website: Operations Manager: Sheila Diaz Office Hours: Daily 8am-10pm Fitness Center:  (M-F) 5am-9:45pm; (S-S) 8am-9:45pm Pool Hours:  Daily 10am - 30 minutes before Dusk. Except Wed.: 12 noon 30 minutes before Dusk

MPII CDD Supervisors Chair: Mike Cline Vice Chair: Brian Shahin Assistant Treasurer: Renee Glassman Assistant Secretary: Glen Aleo Assistant Secretary: Jim Bovis Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. All are welcome!

MPII Resident Council The resident council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live.

Representatives are needed for the following villages:, Colehaven, Covina Key, Glenham, Vermillion and Wellington. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

Jose Bonilla years, mostly as a machinist. In 1990 Jose became a U.S. citizen and officially made America his home. In 2003 he relocated to Tampa and almost immediately after that started working in Meadow Pointe II.


eadow Pointe II is a very nice looking community. It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to make it and keep it looking so good. One of the most important people in that process is our very own Maintenance Foreman, Jose Bonilla. Everything from power washing the fences and walls, to painting, cleaning, and repairing the facilities around the clubhouse, and a thousand other tasks that come up around our neighborhood – all that and more falls under the purview of Jose B. and his smiling face. Originally from El Salvador, Jose came to the U. S. via California where he lived and worked for many

When he’s not taking care of MPII, he’s usually either cooking or fishing. He loves to cook and is the primary chef in the Bonilla household. And, like so many Bay area residents, he absolutely loves spending an off day at one of the local piers with his rod and reel… unless the Brazilian National Soccer Team has a match on TV. He’s also a big fan of comedies, and he has a particular fondness for the Wayans Brothers. This part of his warm personality shows through at work all the time. He’s quick with a joke, and quicker with a big smile. He’s a very loyal and hardworking part of the Meadow Pointe II team and we are lucky to have him as our Maintenance Foreman.

This is part of an ongoing series where each month we introduce you to either an MPII staff member or CDD board member.

Happy Holidays from MPII! The Holiday Season is upon us. So whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, New Year’s, or even Festivus… all of us at the Clubhouse hope that you have a wonderful Holiday Season! If your plans have you staying in town, we do have a few holiday hours you may need to be aware of:

Saturday, December 14th Clubhouse Office closes at 6pm, all other facilities open normally

Writing to Santa This Year? If any Meadow Pointe II children are writing letters to Santa this year, we’ve got a special mailbox in the Clubhouse and all the letters go straight to the North Pole! We even have forms in the lobby you can use to write the letter. Come on by the Clubhouse – please bring mom or dad with you – and get your letter off to Santa. All letters will be acknowledged by Santa himself! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24th Office, Pool, and Fitness Center close at 3pm

Wednesday, December 25th Office, Pool, and Fitness Center closed all day

Tuesday, December 31st Office, Pool, and Fitness Center close at 3pm

Wednesday, January 1st Office, Pool, and Fitness Center closed all day

Please note, whenever the Office is closed, the playground and courts will be open, but there will be no restroom access.

Toys for Tots Meadow Pointe II is hosting a Toys for Tots donation box at the Clubhouse. If you would like to help the Marine Corps Reserve make the holiday a little brighter for the children in our area, please bring a new, unwrapped toy and drop it off before December 19th.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Meadow Pointe II! December 2013

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CORNER the Board By Mike Cline, Supervisor MPII CDD

Deed Restriction Violations Committee (DRVC)

Thank You For Your Service

Earlier this year the Board of Supervisors under Florida Law 2004-417 instituted a list of fines concerning violations to published Deed Restrictions. Why? For years the CDD Board has utilized letters from the CDD’s attorney to enforce compliance. This is a very expensive hit to our CDD fees.

I’d like to give a belated “Thank You” to all MPII residents who have made the commitment to serve in our Armed Forces. And a special Thanks to the families at home that make our nation’s defense possible.

A five member committee of residents has been established to review any violations of Deed Restrictions that are presented to them. Once a written or verbal complaint has been made to the clubhouse, the ARC/DRC coordinator will investigate and take pictures of the reported violation. They will present the findings to the Board of Supervisors who will approve/disapprove the findings. If a violation has occurred a warning letter will be sent to the home owner of record. They will have 19 days from the date of the letter to correct the violation. If it’s not corrected, the ARC/DRC coordinator will refer the matter for a scheduled PUBLIC HEARING and invite the home owner to appear.

What is Veterans Day to you? Is it a time to have a day off and a cookout? Or is it time to remember the hardships endured in the fight to preserve the freedoms we cherish? To me, it’s a time to reflect on the friendships and the “Brotherhood” that bonds all Veterans together. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard veterans served the greatest nation on Earth - AMERICA. Remember, Freedom is NOT free, it was earned by Veterans. Happy belated Veterans Day.

At this time the DRVC will determine if a fine should be imposed. The fine can be $25 a day for lot maintenance violations or $50 a day for vehicle parking. Other violations include: nuisance animals, temporary structures, garbage, fences, and yes, dirty mailboxes. All Deed Restrictions were put in place by the developer when MPII was built and are not set by the DRVC.

Where Has Patriotism Gone?

Again, DRVC Hearings are PUBLIC Hearings with records kept and open for anyone to attend. It is not the intent of the CDD to fine anyone but everyone must adhere to the Deed Restrictions. This is your community and we are all responsible to maintain our property and keep our property values up. To see your village’s Deed Restrictions, go to www. and select Villages. It will list all of the Deed Restrictions. Deed Restrictions are enforced by the HOA, not the CDD, in villages with HOA’s. Individuals wishing to report violations can contact the clubhouse at 813-991-1016 or stop in and fill out a Deed Restriction violation form. You do not have to give your name. Page 12

After 9-11 everywhere you looked people were flying the American Flag: we were a nation united. As I drove around our community this Veteran’s Day I was astonished at how few American flags I saw. On any given weekend you see more team flags flying than you do American Flags. WHY? Do we need another disaster to strike so we can show our Patriotism? This is America. We should all stand up for her, stand beside her. I salute Lettingwell Village for flying the American Flag every day at their entrance. Let’s show our colors MPII. - Mike Cline USA Retired & Diana Cline USAF Retired

Halloween Fun Fest The MPII Board of Supervisors again would like to say Thank You to all the volunteers who helped out with the Halloween Fun Fest. As usual the Residents Council led the way in preparing this gala event for our children. Everyone I talked to had a great time and appreciated the efforts to bring the community together. Thank You Residents Council members. December 2013

The MPII Residents Council hosted the 1st Annual Halloween Funfest on October 26th. The RC wishes to thank the MPII Board of Supervisors and the MPII staff members who volunteered their time to make Halloween Funfest such a huge success. Our own Dorothy from Oz led a parade of 88 children which culminated with prizes given to kids with great costumes. Over 170 children enjoyed hayrides. There were colored Halloween pages, face paintings, sack races, and a great maze. All children received a goodie bag. Please contact our professional photographer Robert Barreto for pictures. Our next event is a Children’s Holiday Party with Santa on December 15th from 2-4 pm. Refreshments will be served. If you haven’t bought your Meadow Pointe II lanyard, please see a member of the Resident Council. Lanyards will be sold at the Children’s Holiday Party for $4.00. Proceeds go to fun projects for MPII residents. Please join your Resident Council. The next meeting will be December 11th at 7PM at the Clubhouse. For contact information, call Diana Cline at 813-994-8555.

Trash and Recycling Changes As a reminder, December 1st marks the start of the new schedules from Progressive Waste Solutions (the new name for Waste Services of Florida). As of now, all MPII residents will be on the same schedule: Tuesday and Friday trash pick-ups weekly, with recycling collected on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Due to the new routes, it is advised that residents put their trash out after 6pm the evening before to avoid missing any early pick-ups. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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Hope Lives Here.

During November and December, Metropolitan Ministries constructs holiday centers in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties where families can come receive Boxes of Hope (all the fixings for a holiday meal complete with a turkey) and Bags of Joy (toys and stocking stuffers for children). Community members pour in volunteering their time to help sort food, stock shelves, unload goods and bring donations. The passion for service and commitment to serving those less fortunate is contagious and it keeps thousands of volunteers coming back each year. Metropolitan Ministries is encouraging the Meadow Pointe I, II and III communities to collect much needed food this holiday season. With help from you and your neighbors, families will serve hope on their holiday table.

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etropolitan Ministries knows your name this holiday season --- your name is Hope. Well, maybe not but this year you can be hope

to a child or family in need. More than 24,000 families will come to Metropolitan Ministries over the next few months to receive holiday assistance in the form of

food and toys. Thanks to community partners like Meadow Pointe I, II and III, each family who comes in need of hope will receive it.




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ince opening its doors in June 2009, Garden Montessori School has offered quality programs based on the principals and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our mission of providing a nurturing environment with an encouraging, stimulating program allows children to develop skills necessary to be responsible, productive, independent community members while being respectful to themselves, others, the community and the world as future leaders. GMS enrolls children from ages 18 months through Kindergarten offering Half Day and Full Day programs for Toddlers and a Full Day for our Early Childhood program. Before and After Care is also available. Additionally, VPK is offered during summer months. We are proud to have earned full accreditation from The Florida

Kindergarten Council, certifying our academic program, particularly our Kindergarten curriculum, staff and environment. Equally important to GMS, is our Full Membership with the American Montessori Society. As the name “Montessori” is not registered, many schools may use it, however are oftentimes not true to the method. All GMS classrooms have Montessori certified and degreed teachers. Additionally, children are grouped in multiage classrooms, allowing learning from not only the Directress, but through peer teaching as well. This year, GMS will undergo a re-certification with the National Green School Coalition. GMS was the first Early Childhood Preschool in the United States to be awarded as a Gold Seal Certified Green School in 2009 by the Green Business League, Inc., a green technol-

ogy and best- practices organization based in Plainfield, Illinois. As a member of The Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, GMS collaborates with other community members in support of businesses in Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas. As part of our “Kindergarten Peace Project” curriculum, we help raise awareness in “giving back” in our children. In years past, the children and families have given back by volunteering at a local food pantry and raising funds with car washes and bake sales. Tours are done daily and can be scheduled by contacting our Director of Admissions at (813) 991-6335 or by email at info@ Garden Montessori is located at 6845 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545. Website: v

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Community Spotlight

Buddy Baseball


he 10th season of Buddy Baseball is about to get underway. Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys & girls with special needs in the Tampa Bay area. Each player is paired with a Buddy to assist the player as needed. This provides an opportunity like no other for the children with special needs to experience team play and camaraderie.

If you know of a child with special needs or would like to volunteer as a Buddy or Coach, on line registration is open until Monday December 30, 2013. Season: Saturdays, February 15th – April 5th, 2014 Buddy Training: Saturday, February 1st. 2014

Meet and Greet: Saturday, February 8th 2014

End of Season Party: Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Games: Saturdays at either 9:45 am, 11 am, 12:15 pm or 1:30 pm.

Location: Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex Softball Fields Players: Students ages 8 - 22 years old with special needs Buddies: 10 - 18 years old

Registration: $30 per players with special needs, $15 for “Buddies” No charge for Coaches (Scholarships are available) Contact Information: Russ Oberbroeckling, Buddy Baseball Commissioner Phone: (813) 416-5742




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MEAD W POINTE III INFO Meadow Pointe III CDD Information

MPIII Official Drop Off Center Books for Troops • Metropolitan Ministries • Toys for Tots

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Chairman: Michael Hall Vice Chairman: John Johnson Assistant Secretary: Paul Carlucci Assistant Secretary: William Galetta Assistant Secretary: Glenn Johnston

During the holidays Meadow Pointe III will be an official drop off center for three different charities. Books for Troops, Metropolitan Ministries and Toys for Tots. If you have any unwanted books,

household items or new toys for children and families. We will be taking donations up to December 23. We thank you for your generosity and caring during the holidays.

Board of Supervisors public meeting held second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse.

MPIII/MPIV HOA Board President: Ken Kauffman Treasurer: Warren Merkle Director: Tim Leaf Director: Vacant Director: Vacant

Management Team District Manager: Scott Brizendine HOA Rizzetta Representative: Bernadette Butterworth Rizzetta & Company, Inc. 5844 Old Pasco Road Ste. 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Phone: 813-994-1001 Fax: 813-994-2100 Amenities Manager: Kelly Evans Clubhouse Manager: Dan Richardson

MPIII Clubhouse Info 1500 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: 813-383-6676 Fax: 813-386-6676

Happy Holidays from the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse Staff.

Meadow Pointe III

Pool Renovation

Clubhouse Manager: Dan Richardson E-Mail: Hours: 9am-9pm

Office Hours: Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm Fitness Center: Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm Pool Hours: Mon. - Sun. 9am – Dusk.

HOA Meeting December 3rd. 6:30 pm. CDD Meeting December 12th. 6:30 pm. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

Meadow Pointe III will be doing a complete pool renovation this winter. The pool will have new interior Hydrazzo Gulfstream Blue, lap lanes, ladders, lights and tile. We will also be doing a complete renovation December 2013

on the pool pumps, and filtration system. The renovation should take approximately 30 days depending on weather conditions. Please keep an eye out for dates and times of the pool closure. Page 17

MEAD W POINTE III INFO Mahjong Ladies play Mahjong at MPIII Clubhouse every Wednesday Noon - 3 pm. Come & meet new friends.

Mail Box Repair Call Daneen Hallahan at 813-675-5078 or email Please call for an estimate.

The Duffy School of Music Sing, play, move, laugh, and learn. The Duffy School of Music offers interactive music classes for you and your child at the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse. The next 9-week session runs Mondays from January 6th to March 3rd. 0-24 month class: 5:15-5:40 pm, 2-3 year old class: 6:00-6:35 pm.

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Call (813) 469-0935 or email kristi@ for information.

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Mark your calendars Mom, Dad & Kids. Saturday, December 21st at 4:30pm, Mr. Tommy and the Mr. Tommy Mobile Music Bus will be performing a charity concert at Meadow Pointe III. Bring either a new toy, canned food, or unwanted books. We and the charities thank you for your generous donations.

If a resident would like to make an announcement in the MPIII Section, a birthday, anniversary, wedding or engagement please contact the Clubhouse at 813-383-6676.

MP3 TENNIS NEWS Winter Session Tennis Class Registration The Tennis Courts are buzzing at Meadow Pointe 3. Fall 2013 Meadow Pointe 3 Tennis classes have been packed and we are taking registrations for Winter season (starting January 6th). This is for both KIDS & ADULTS. Be sure to register as classes fill quickly. In the past year, the Meadow Pointe 3 Tennis program has grown into a 2 day a week Group class program for kids ages 3 years to 16 years, from beginning to intermediate levels. Also offered are Beginning QuickStart tournaments for kids ages 5-12 years and a more advanced Junior league for kids ages 8-16 years. We also offer Group lessons for Adults of all levels. We also offer Private lessons for both kids & adults. This past summer we Page 18

The Splash Pad at Meadow Pointe III is complete. Bring the family and kids and have a wonderful time watching the kids enjoy our new amenity.

ran some fun Tennis Camps with pool break. Let our USPTA certified coaches make Tennis Fun for you and your child and get the whole family out on the courts. For more information and to register, go to or call 813-949-9195.

balls and smaller racquets. The Tennis industry recently changed the rules for kids 10 & under. Beginning level kids as young as age 5 can actually rally and learn to play tennis much faster. At Tennis Connection, we have been training kids with this format for the past 5 years and many of our kids have progressed to regular tennis play, citywide junior leagues, state ranking, high school play and stay involved much longer” states Tennis Connection owner Dave Freiman

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Hannah Marmol has been involved in the Meadow Pointe 3 tennis program for 2+ years, has participated in group & private lessons, summer camps, QuickStart tournaments and TTJL team tennis junior league. Currently her team qualified for season ending playoffs for “Best in County” in the 14B Division to be held at Cheval Athletic Club on December 8th. Way to go Hannah!

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Daniel Randall has been involved in the Meadow Pointe 3 tennis program for 1+ years, has participated in group lessons, summer camps, QuickStart tournaments and TTJL team tennis junior league. Daniel won 9 of 11 matches for his team mostly in the #1 & #2 positions. Currently his team qualified for season ending playoffs for “Best in County” in the 12A Division to be held at Cheval Athletic Club on December 8th. Way to go Daniel! Myles Caesar has been involved in the Meadow Pointe 3 tennis program for 2+ years, has participated in group & private lessons, summer camps, QuickStart tournaments and TTJL team tennis junior league. Currently his team qualified for season ending playoffs for “Best in County” in the 14B Division to be held at Cheval Athletic Club on December 8th. Way to go Myles! MEADOW Pointe NEWS


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exchange opinions. 4. Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you. 5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service. 6. Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors. 5. Uncollected dog waste spreads funds provide major 7. Get educated. Learn how 2. it’sReserve done—we’ll train for you. disease attractsyourself. rodents who repairs and replacements that we 8. and Express Help with creative projects like feed on pet waste. know will be necessary at some community beautification.point in time. Although a roof Source: Community Associations Institute 9. Earn recognition. If you would a little attention may be like replaced when it is 25 years old,will every who lives Why Do We Need or validation, your contributions beowner recognized and under or around it should share its Reserves? celebrated. replacement costs. 10. Tryand some altruism. Improve society by helping others. Equipment major components

C o mmunity Spotlight Ten Reasons to Volunteer for the Association

10. Try some altruism. Improve society by helping others.

1. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community.

Why Scoop the Poop?

2. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected? 3. Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions.

4. Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you.

5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service. 6. Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors.

7. Get educated. Learn how it’s done—we’ll train you. 8. Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification.

9. Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and celebrated.

Source: Community Associations Institute

Besides being a nuisance, uncollected dog waste is a serious problem for our association. Next time you’re tempted to leave your dog’s droppings on the lawn, please remember these facts: 1. The Environmental Protection Agency is becoming aggressive about enforcing the Clean Water Act. Our association could be fined if dog waste goes uncollected. 2. Uncollected dog waste may lead to a special assessment. If fined by the EPA, the association could face a potential special assessment that would be levied against all members—not just dog owners.

3. The appearance and quality of the common areas are known to affect home sales—not just whether and for how much they sell, but how quickly.

4. The more residents complain about dog waste, the more time the manager must spend on enforcement rather than serving the association.

3. Reserve funds minimize the Associations Institute (likeSource: the Community roofs) must be replaced need for special assessments or from time to time, regardless of borrowing. For most association whether we plan for the expense. members, this is the most We prefer to plan and set the funds Besides being a nuisance, uncollected dogreason. waste is a serious important aside now. Reserve funds aren’t an for ourjust association. you’re tempted to leave extraproblem expense—they spread Next4.time Reserve funds enhance your dog’s droppings on the lawn,resale please remember these facts: out expenses more evenly. There values. Lenders and real are other important reasons we put 1. The Environmental Protection is becoming estateAgency agents are aware of the association moniesabout into reserves aggressive enforcing theramifications Clean Water forAct. newOur buyers if the every month: reserves aregoes inadequate. Many states association could be fined if dog waste uncollected. to disclose the 2. Uncollected waste mayrequire lead toassociations a special assessment. “Whether or not” to medog is like amounts in their funds to fined byme). the EPA, the association could facereserve a potential “over” toIfyou (and purchasers. special assessment that wouldprospective be levied against all 1. Reserve funds meet legal, members—not just dog owners. 5. The American Institute of fiduciary, and professional 3. The appearance and quality of the common areas are Certified Public Accountants requirements. A replacement fund affect home sales—not just whether for how (AICPA) requires and the community may beknown requiredtoby: association to disclose its reserve much they sell, but how quickly. • Any secondary mortgage market funds in itsdog financial 4. The more residents complain about waste,statements. the more • in which the association participates Source: Community Associations Institute time the manager must (e.g., Fannie Freddie Mac, spendMae, on enforcement FHA, VA). rather than serving the • Stateassociation. statutes, regulations, or court decisions. 5. Uncollected dog waste spreads disease and • The community’s governing attracts rodents documents. who feed on pet waste.

Why Scoop the Poop?

Source: Community Associations Institute


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Meadow Pointe IV CDD Info Address: 3902 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 Phone: 813-973-3003 Fax: 813-973-3883

Hours of Operation:

Mon: - Thur. 11am – 7pm (Clubhouse) Friday: Closed Sat: & Sun: 10am – 8pm (Clubhouse) All other outside amenities close at dusk. Contact Information: Jeremy T Crawford, Clubhouse Manager

Non-Emergency Sheriff ’s office Phone: 813-929-1204

Happy Holidays from Meadow Pointe IV

CDD BOARD Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: Arlene Andrews Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Denise Herrera District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: December. 10th. 12 pm. HOA BOARD President: Seth Bohannon Treasurer: Ken Kauffman Director: Warren Merkle Director: Vacant Director: Vacant Community Association Manager: Bernadette Butterworth Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: December 3rd. 6:30 pm. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

MPIV activities BOOT CAMP


All ages and fitness levels welcome. Get in gear in this fun outdoor camp and enjoy nature as you work on cardio, flexibility, & strength by using your own weight. Call for pricing and times. Jack Somoano 321-443-2922 or

Time: Call for times. Location: MPIV Pool Deck Contact: Grissel Carron Phone: 813-679-0209 Email: Cost: $12

Spanish Lessons Classes for children and adults. Thursdays $15/class, paid by the month (a 3 month course), includes notebook. Contact Patricia Rios 813-388-9416 to register. December 2013

Are you interested in starting an activity or club? Contact the clubhouse with your idea and spark some interest in your community! Page 23


December Dates to Remember!

1st Eat A Red Apple Day! 5th Bath Tub Party Day! 12th National Ding-A-Ling Day! 18th Bake Cookies Day! 27th Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day! 28th Make Up Your Mind Day!

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n the next year there are many capital improvement plans that will enhance our Meadow Pointe IV community. Some of the exciting enhancements that residents will see in the next year are Landscape improvements including adding new trees, plants, while maintenance such as mulch and fertilizer will be added to flower beds and common areas throughout the District. There are plans to add signs at the community park and around our ponds. License plate cameras will be added to the entrances helping further protect our com-

munity. Improvements to our fitness room and pool area. We will also be looking to adding trash cans, with Doggie disposal, along Meadow Pointe Blvd. As we transition into 2014, please check back for pictures and articles of the improvements and/or enhancements the board and staff are diligently striving to complete this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jeremy Crawford at the clubhouse office: 813-973-3003.

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· 1/4 cup packed brown sugar · 1/4 cup brandy or unsweetened apple juice

2. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve with baguette. Yield: 8 servings. Originally published as Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie in Taste of Home October/ November 2010, p47.

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MEAD W POINTE NEWS photo album


Big brother Caiden (3 yrs old) and little sister, Delaney.

Kearra and daughter.

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