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The community newsletter that brings us together! • I, II, III & IV V o l u m e 2 , I s s u e 1 2 - J u ly, 2 0 1 2

Cover Photo Contest See Inside


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ongratulations to Julie Chamberlin for finding June’s hidden picture. It was a baseball that was hidden in the Medi-Weight Loss Clinic ad on page 16. Julie won a $25 gift certificate to Applebee’s. For July’s issue, the hidden picture is a firecracker. It looks like this:

July’s winner will receive two admission passes to MOSI. Awesome! So, get your entries in. Send to Drawing will be held on July 20th. We are receiving such great pictures of children, families, nature and wildlife. Please consider sending in group shots from parties, special events and


celebrations. 4th of July should yield some good ones. Send to If your picture is chosen for the cover, you will receive two admission passes to MOSI, as well. The winner of July’s cover is Becky Scott. Becky received a $25 gift card to Applebee’s. Remember, all pictures are posted on the Meadow Pointe News Facebook page. Check them out at YCNmeadowpointe. We are running a contest on facebook for the community with the most “likes”. So bring it on, Meadow Pointe!

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Proud Member of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce © 2012 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

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) 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 . . . . . . . VACANT Savannahs . . . . . VACANT Springs . . . . . . . . . Mike Rosche Summerbrooke . Mike Smith Woodlands . . . . Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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MP1 Cabana!

n June 1, 2012 MP1 began taking reservations for parties held at the Cabana by the lower pool and splash pad. This has been well received by residents who previously would arrive hours before their planned parties to hold the area. This will no longer be allowed, and parties can now be booked (by MP1, MP3 & MP4 residents) for up to three months in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. All you have to do is complete a Reservation Request Form, available at the CDD office (in the fitness center building) and sign a “Cabana License Agreement.” Reservations are for 2.5hour blocks of time (10a –12:30p, 1 – 3:30p and 4 – 6:30p). Attendance is limited to 25 guests. A $50 security deposit for damages and cleanup will be collected at the time the reservation is made, and will be returned after the event if the facilities are cleaned up.

Clubhouse Rental

Remember, residents can also rent the clubhouse for $37.45 ($35 plus tax) for a 4-hour block of time with a $100 deposit (returned after the

event if the facility is cleaned). The maximum number of guests is 49.

Activity Room rental

The multipurpose room in the Fitness Center building can also be rented for parties or events. Cost is $37.45 with a deposit of $100. Maximum number of guests for this room is 24. If you’d like to rent any of these areas, please come to the CDD Office to check availability, fill out the rental form and give your deposit to secure your reservation.

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Art Group Tuesdays from 10-12 at MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Gloria Glauser, 991-4500.

Hearing Impaired Assistance Meadow Pointe 1 has teamed up with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc. to have space at our clubhouse to meet with people who may need special phones. Contact Jane Swanson at 727-853-1010 to make an appointment! This is a FREE service.

Jazzercise Jazzercise classes are now being offered at MP1! Times are Saturday mornings from 9-10, and Tuesday evenings from 6-7. Call the clubhouse for more details.

Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1 Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 973-4734.

Pasco Law Reminders

We have received some complaints recently and want to remind residents of the Pasco County laws that affect us in Meadow Pointe. For more information, visit www.


Vehicles parked in the street are in violation of Pasco County Code, unless they have a County issued parking permit. Parking permits may be obtained from the Clubhouse for $30. Other vehicles should be reported to the Pasco County Sheriff ’s non-emergency number 929-1204.The CDD requests residents not to block the sidewalk portion of their driveway with a vehicle, so that everyone can walk safely on the sidewalks. Residents may park across the apron portion of their driveways (this is the area between the sidewalk and the road).


Pasco County Code requires the removal of feces on any property not belonging to the owner of the animal. To report stray or threatening animals or owners who do not scoop up pet waste, contact Pasco County Animal Control at 929-1212. It is illegal to allow any dog to roam at large. All dogs must be kept under “direct control” at all times, both on and off their owners property, by means of a fence, leash, cord, or chain of such strength to humanely restrain the same.

Avoid that Traffic Ticket!

There have been several tickets given recently within Meadow Pointe for drivers failing to come to a COMPLETE STOP before making a right turn on red, and forgetting the speed limit. You can easily avoid these costly mistakes!

Racquetball Challenge MP1 has a Racquetball Challenge from 6 p.m. to closing Thursdays for experienced players. A great way to find a racquetball partner, or meet others at your level. Contact the Fitness Center for more information.

Swim Kids Swim Kids USA will have swim classes at Clubhouse I (June 1 - August 31). Call Alan at 991-6258 or register at

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 between 4:30 and 7pm. Classes are $30/ month. Contact Chrissy at 679-0395, or email for more information.

Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm and Thursdays 9:3010:30 am. Contact Maguie 438-2620. Page 6

Mid Summer Splash at MP1 Sunday, July 8th • 3:00 - 5:00 pm

It was such fun last month, we’re doing it again! Your Meadow Pointe Community Council is hosting another pool party! $2 will get you a meal! There will be music, beach balls and freeze pops for the kids.

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Speaker: Eric Keaton - Public Communications Manager for Pasco County. Join us for a fantastic breakfast buffet and network with Chamber members. The cost is $18.00 with PAID RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th or $20.00 at the door. Please Pre-Pay online www. or call the Chamber at (813) 994-8534 to RSVP. Location: 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

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Join Christine Hope for an informal presentation about the Chamber. Gain valuable knowledge on working with the Chamber to grow your business through monthly networking opportunities and events. All members are invited to attend. For information, contact Christine at marketingdirector@ Location: 6053 Wesley Grove Blvd., Ste. 105, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544, Chamber Conference Room

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7/20 Wednesday 9:00 am

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hat makes Seven Oaks Pet Hospital different? That is obvious the minute that you walk through the front door. The facility is immaculately clean, the exam rooms are outfitted with comfortable chairs, and the caring staff is very friendly and accommodating. Tours of the facility are offered and it feels more like a pet spa than an animal hospital. Each pet’s lifestyle is taken into consideration when planning treatment. For instance, a small poodle that rarely goes outside will have a different vaccine regimen than a labrador retriever that hikes with his owners in the woods. Older dogs can have vaccine blood work titers done to check their immunity levels to determine if they even need to have vaccinations done.

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If your pet needs their teeth cleaned, there are two options. The traditional option involves anesthesia and the pet’s teeth are cleaned and polished with state of the art, human grade dental equipment while they are asleep. The second option involves no anesthesia. “Anesthesia-Free Dentals” are done the same way except the pet is awake, with no risk from the anesthesia. Pets can be evaluated during a no-charge technician appointment to see if they are a candidate. Owners of puppies brought in for spaying have the option of doing a laparoscopic spay. The incision for the laparoscopic spay is about the size of the diameter of a dime. The amount of blood loss during the surgery is minimal, healing time is reduced from 2 weeks to 3-5 days and usually only 1-2 sutures are

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MEAD W POINTE II INFO Meadow Pointe II CDD Information

Hats off to the Wiregrass Ranch High School 2012 Graduates


Property Manager

30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Office: 991.5016 Fax: 991.6169 E -Mail: David Starkey

Assistant Property Manager E -Mail: Office Hours

Monday - Sunday 8AM - 10PM

Fitness Center

Monday - Friday 5AM - 9:45PM Saturday - Sunday 8AM - 9:45PM

Pool Hours (Pool is not heated) Thursday - Tuesday 10AM - Dusk Wednesday 12PM - Dusk

MP II CDD SUPERVISORS Chairman: Linda Straw

Vice-Chairman: Mark Glassman Assistant Treasurer: Jim Bovis

Assistant Secretary: Glen Aleo Supervisor: Brian Shahin

from Meadow Pointe II MEADOW Pointe NEWS

Congratulations to Esther Castaneda, Daniel Diaz and Vanessa Bonilla and their proud parents, MPII employees, Carlos Castaneda, Sheila Diaz and Jose Bonilla!!

Best of luck to the graduates as they head off to college in the fall --Esther and Vanessa have been accepted into the University of South Florida and Daniel is headed south to Florida Gulf Coast University!

Resident Council Residents in Meadow Pointe II started moving into Deer Run and Morningside, the very first communities to be built in Meadow Pointe II, in 1997. Some residents were from the surrounding area of Wesley Chapel while others were transplants from different parts of the country. Meadow Pointe quickly expanded to include townhomes, villas and other subdivisions of new homes besides Deer Run and Morningside. As with anything new, everyone wants to meet their neighbors and get involved. Many of us are very busy with working one or two jobs and are kept busy with family involvement. Times are difficult for many of us and it is hard enough to balance our lives with all of our commitments. In the beginning, our Residents Council was very well attended and the representatives from the community came out and voiced their opinions. We have made many changes to Meadow Pointe II based on what residents have suggested. We no longer hear your suggestions for the betterment and safety of our community. We would also like to hear some good things that happen in our community as well. Meadow Pointe II is looking for more community involvement. Over the years the Resident Council and attendance at the bi-monthly CDD board meetings has fallen off. This July 2012

may be due to many things. Regardless of the reasons, there are still many residents in MPII who love their community and want it to stay a great place to live and raise their family. That is why we are asking for more resident involvement at Meadow Pointe II. Our community is going to be what we make it. Let this article serve as your invitation to come out to one of the Community Development District board meetings and meet our board members. Tell us what you like about the community and what you do not like. The important thing is to let your voice be heard. Let me also invite you to attend or become involved in the Meadow Point II Residents Council. This is a voluntary board made up of residents from the different villages in Meadow Pointe II. The CDD board meets two times a month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The Residents Council meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. So come on out and get involved. You can call Meadow Pointe II Clubhouse at 813 991-5016 and let them know you are interested in getting involved to make our community an even better place to live. We hope to hear from you soon.

- Renee Glassman, Resident

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Beautiful Home of the Month

Congratulations to the beautiful house of the month! Thank you for making Meadow Point 2 a beautiful place to live.  If you would like to nominate a beautiful house, please send a photo with the name and phone number of the owner to

Meadow Pointe II CDD ID Card Information Request Form Clubhouse Staff is in the process of updating our ID System database. Over the next two months we are asking residents throughout Name* (Last, First)

the Meadow Pointe community to fill out the form below and drop it by the clubhouse. It is important that forms are returned no later than Address

Phone #

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* Please list all family members who have been issued an ID Card.

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C o mm u n i t y Sp o t l i g h t Tampa Tribe Competitive Girls HS Team

Tampa Tribe Girls HS win at Broward SSSG, Parkland Fl.

First Ever to Win 3 Sunshine State Game Championships In the Same Year!


he Tampa Tribe girls’ high school lacrosse team has bragging rights for being the first girls team in the history of the Florida Sunshine State Games Lacrosse series to win all three championship games in the same the year! The Tampa Tribe team is part of the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association lacrosse program directed by Joe Palermo and coached by Mike Diaz and Cori Smeak. “We are proud of how hard our girls work

and how they conduct themselves on the field. In this day of “win at all costs” we remind our girls that their character is defined on the field by their sportsmanship. And sportsmanship is about how you win with dignity and lose with grace,” said Renee Diaz, Tribe Coach and WCAA Assistant Director of Lacrosse.   Their first championship was won at the Broward Sunshine State Tampa Tribe HS Girls win Championship at Gainesville SSG.

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Games held in Parkland, Fl. May 18-20 when the Tampa Tribe beat The Vero Beach StickBenders..  The second SSG lacrosse series was held at the University of Florida, June 9-10. It was here the Tampa Tribe girls played Tampa Elite for the championship and won the first place gold medal in overtime. WCAA was host to the third Sunshine State Games held June 16-17, Father’s Day weekend, at the Wesley Chapel District Park. The Tampa Tribe boys’ high school team also took third place in the HS A division and won the bronze medal.    The Sunshine State Games are presented by the Florida Sports Charitable Foundation  which serves as the lead organization in promoting and developing the Florida’s Sports industry. WCAA is proud to be a part of their endeavor to promote and develop amateur sports in the state of Florida.   Since the south has become a hotbed for the sport of lacrosse, the Tampa Tribe competitive boys’ lacrosse program has existed for 8 summer and fall seasons, however the girls’ program is only in its 6th Page 18

season. WCAA has done a great job promoting both boys and girls recreational and competitive lacrosse programs. This season alone, the team is made up of girls from Wesley Chapel, and nearby communities with other girls traveling from Ocala, Palm Harbor, and Apollo Beach to practice and play. Another plus for the girls’ team are the nine current and former Tribe players who were also selected this year to represent the Florida Gulf Coast at the  U.S. National Tournament played in Stonybrook, N.Y.  The winning of three championships at the Sunshine State Games is a testimony to the talent, hard work and sportsmanship they bring to every game. On behalf of the WCAA Lacrosse Program, we extend our thanks to the Tampa Tribe players and their supporting family and friends.   If you would like more information on volunteering, fundraising or the Sunshine Sponsorship Program visit:,  Phone: (813) 994-6633 or visit v July 2012

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Mahjong Ladies play Mahjong at MPIII Clubhouse every Wednesday 12 noon 3 pm. Come and meet new friends.

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Jazzercise Mondays and Wednesdays 6-6:45 pm For more info call Julie 813-505-5258


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

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Pool Hours 9am to Dusk. No Lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk. Children under the age of 14 MUST have adult supervision. Smoking is PROHIBITED. No food, drink or glass near or around the pool. No Diving. No running on pool deck. Animals are PROHIBITED in or on deck. No loud music- please use headphones. Must wear proper swim attire Shower before entering pool. Pool will close with inclement weather or lightning. Maximum pool capacity: 180. Reminder: You must have a key fob to enter pool area and to exit pool area. If you do not have your key fob please stop by Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse.


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MEAD W POINTE III INFO Meadow Pointe III CDD Information

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Chairman: Paul Carlucci Vice Chairman: Michael Hall Assistant Secretary: John Johnson Assistant Secretary: William Galetta Assistant Secretary: Glenn Johnston 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: Seth Bohannon Treasurer: Ken Kauffman Director: Mark Sifford Director: Vacant Director: Vacant

3rd Annual KIDS SUMMER MPIII Tennis Courts TENNIS CAMPS with are buzzing! POOL BREAK The tennis courts are buzzing with all kinds of tennis Our 3rd summer in Meadow Pointe III promises to be the best ever! Our tennis camp with a pool break runs from 9am to 1pm, Mon thru Fri. The tennis session runs from 9am to 11:30am including lots of fun and games followed by a lunch break with a cool down period in the pool until 1pm. The program is directed by Certified USPTA Coaches and includes a free Friday pizza party and more… Camps fill quickly. Multi-week and multi child discounts as low as $113/week!!! Ages 6-16 all levels. Cost $125/week. Please call for info 813949-9195. Two weeks left: July 9-13 at MPIII and July 30-Aug. 3 at MPIV.   

activities at Meadow Pointe. Check out current tennis schedules at or call 813-949-9195. Currently at Meadow Pointe III Tennis courts, group and private tennis classes for adults and kids ages 3 and up are offered. All levels. QuickStart Tennis for beginning kids ages 5-12 which includes both lessons and tournaments. Camps and junior league play is also offered. Meadow Pointe resident special “adult evening tennis clinic pass” only $99 for season (3 months). We are looking to start adult ladders and leagues in the future. Certified USPTA tennis coaches. First class free. All this conveniently at your Meadow Pointe III Tennis courts.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept Over the past ten years, the major projects that the Penny has paid for include the construction of Double Branch Elementary, Oakstead Elementary and CrewsLake Middle schools. These new schools eased immense overcrowding in nearby schools and helped to ensure that all students are able to learn in a safe and supportive environment.  In addition, several older schools in need of major repair (Stewart Middle, Pasco Middle and Pasco High) have been completely renovated using Penny proceeds.  Numerous other schools around the county also had significant construction projects funded by the Penny for Pasco. 

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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: Sun-Sat.: 9am – 9pm (Clubhouse) Sun-Sat.: 9am – Dusk (Pool and outside amenities) Contact Information: Jeremy T Crawford, Clubhouse Manager

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

Come and learn and practice the basics of Spanish along with key phrases and words while having fun through games, plays, songs and crafts.!! This year there will be two different summer camps. If this is your first time speaking Spanish, please choose the summer camp: Spanish is fun!! July 30th - August 3rd Contact Patricia for details If you can speak Spanish and want to practice and have fun meeting other children who speaks Spanish too, choose the summer camp: El español es divertido July 16th - 20th Contact Patricia for details Aug. 6th - 10th Contact Patricia for details Camp Hours: 9:am – 1:pm Cost: $125 (discount for siblings) * Cost includes: - T-shirt, snacks, juice, water & all the materials. Camps are limited to 10 participants (5 minimum)

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Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: John Blakely Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Arlene Andrews District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: July 12th, 6:30 pm

American Red Cross Swim Lessons for children and adults are now available. Private one on one instruction. Free 15 minute introductory lesson. Call (800) 305 – 1050 to schedule.

Devco Rep: Mark Sifford Community Association Manager: Bernadette Butterworth Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: July 3rd. 6:30 pm MEADOW Pointe NEWS

At To the Pointe Dance our love for dance and passion for teaching creates a safe, fun, and educational environment. Currently we are offering classes at the Meadow Pointe IV Clubhouse. We opened our doors in August, 2010 and have been teaching students dance technique and offering many performance opportunities ever since. Our professionally trained instructors are well versed in many types of dance styles and each have over 5 years of experience teaching children of all ages. Call us today at (813)679-0395 to schedule your free trial class or visit for camp and class schedules.

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Saturday, 8 am-10:30 am MPIV field Coach Junior 813-846-2271; 813-924-2411

Zumba on Wheels Time: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Location: MPIV Clubhouse Contact: Phone: 813-438-2620

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HOA BOARD President: Seth Bohannon Treasurer: Ken Kauffman Director: Mark Sifford Director: Vacant Director: Vacant

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MEAD W POINTE IV INFO Bizarre SummerPoolHours School is out, so why not come and enjoy your community pool?

Beat the Heat! Pool opens at 9am and closes at Dusk!

July Dates to Remember!

2nd: I Forgot Day! 5th: Work-a-holics Day 7th: Chocolate Day 13th: Embrace Your Geekiness Day 20th: Moon Day 26th: All or Nothing Day

Announcement: MPIV Annual Budget Meeting The Meadow Pointe IV CDD’s Annual Budget Workshop will be held on July 12th   6:30pm at the clubhouse. The workshop is designed to allow residents to ask questions about the proposed budget for FY 2013. The budget will be finalized August 14th following a public

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hearing. To obtain a copy of the proposed budget please visit The annual budget meeting this year will be held July 12th 2012 6:30pm at the MPIV Clubhouse     

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maintain our wetlands & conservation areas

There should be no dumping of vegetation or waste material in or around the protected areas.

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accomplishments in the areas of leadership, sustainable community service, career planning and personal development. A Girl Scout must be in at least ninth grade and successfully complete requirements before she begins working on her Gold Award project. This year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients completed projects focused on a variety of community issues that will have a lasting impact, including bringing awareness to the

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and is eligible for a number of scholarships. Jamila Blake, Audrey Clark, Andrea Esinart and Anastasia Myers each received Girl Scouts of West Central Florida scholarships for their outstanding accomplishments in Girl Scouting, contributions to their local communities and their future aspirations following high school graduation. Jamila, Audrey, Andrea and Anastasia also each earned their Gold Award this year.   Girl Scouts of West Central Florida scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors pursuing a higher education. To receive a scholarship, the applicants must have been a Gold Award recipient; maintained a 3.0 GPA (or higher) throughout their high school career; detailed their Girl Scout accomplishments, community/volunteer awards, academic achievements and school activities, and plans for higher education; and submitted a 500-word essay reflecting how Girl Scouts has helped them to make their world and community a better place.   Two of the scholarships were made available through the generosity of Girl Scout Troop 128, who donated a portion of their Girl Scout Cookie proceeds to support their sister Girl Scouts.   For more information on Girl Scouting, please visit www.gswcf. org, or call (800) 881-4475. v


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Meadow Pointe IV resident, Sparsha Muralidhara, a 6th Grade student at John Long Middle School, represented her school at the district level Tropicana Speech Contest at the Pasco County School Board office on May 17th.

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813-973-2500 Seven OakS PrOfeSSiOnal Center

2236 Ashley Oaks Cir. #102. Wesley Chapel, Fl 33544 Monday - Friday • 8 aM to 5 PM Evening hours and Saturday AM available or emergencies.

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U.S.(813)-991-6565 TAE KWON DO 20755 Center Oak Dr., Tampa, Fl, 33647


Improve your physical and mental growth by practicing the beautiful martial art of Tae Kwon Do.

• Humility • Respect • Self-confidence Grand Master Jae Hak Lee•Commitment • • 2010 Appointed U.S.Skills National Demonstration Team Director Leadership • Responsibility • • Saudi Arabian National Team Head Coach (1978 to 1990) Self-Esteem • Persistence • USA National Head of Team 1st Mexico Open •Physical fitness • Discipline • USA National Head of Team 3rd World University Games Referee • It

Chairman of 3rd world University Games in Mexico

of 5th worldin Taeyou Kwonand do Championship in Denmark isReferee time to invest your children’s future!

Best Coach Award in 7th world Tae Kwon Do Championship

Lecturer in 15th International Referee Seminar in Spain

Referee chairman of 1st Mexico Open in Acapulco

Jury in 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; Qualifying Tournament

Director of Tae Kwon Do Sunshine State Games for ten years

2000 Jr. Olympic in Tae Kwon Do; Tournament Director

Welcome To Our New pediatric practice

Master Vahid Smith •

2004 National Demonstration Team

2005 Captain of the U.S. National Demonstration Eagle Team

2010 Appointed U.S. National Demonstration Team Trainer

2006 Graduated from the University of South Florida

2006 BA in Exercise Science

2006 University of South Florida Bulls Strength and Conditioning Intern

Come Experience The Difference Our Program Can Make In Your Life!

Carmen C. Alfaro, MD.

Board Certified in Pediatrics

• Same Day Appointments • Accepting New Patients

• Bilingual Physician • Former USF Faculty • Call Service 24/7

My TaMpa Bay pediaTrics

26907 Foggy Creek Rd. Bldg 20, Ste. #102 Wesley Chapel, Fl. 33544



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Business Directory

Important Numbers Pasco County Sheriff’s Non-emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 929-1204 Alligator Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 392-4286 Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 929-1212 Bright House Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 862-0500 Drivers License Auto Reg. . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 939-6020

Auto Detailing

Green Shine

Waterless car wash meeting all your car wash needs. $25 Off any Premium service with this ad. The Shops at Wiregrass.

Government Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 996-7341 Hartline (HART info Line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 254-4278



• FREE ESTIMATES Mike Schoch • 40 Yrs. Experience 6708 E. Fowler Ave. • Remodels • New Construction Temple Terrace, FL • Licensed Liscensed and and Insured Insured


Pasco County Utilities - Water Normal Business Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8131 After Hrs. Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8144 Office of Emer. Management. . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8137

Pasco County Gen. Info (Roads, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 996-7341 Pasco County Utilities (24-hr emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 226-8144 Peoples Gas (TECO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 275-3700 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 991-7846 Supervisor of Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 851-8754 Tax Collector (Mike Olson) . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 235-6020 TECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 223-0800 Waste Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 842-9309 Waste Services of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 788-5556 Wesley Chapel Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 994-8534 Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 932-9545 Withlacoochee Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 567-5133

Government Representatives Florida’s 5th Congressional District Rep. Richard B. Nugent (R) District Phone: (352) 799-8354 US Senator, FL (JR.) Marco Rubio (R) District Phone: 202-224-3041 US Senator, FL (SR.) Bill Nelson (D) District Phone: 813-225-7040 Page 36

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APPLE & SACS accredited Preschool Enrolling for Summer Camp & Fall 2012 Infants, Toddlers, Preschool- FT/PT programs Summer Camp/ Winter Camp Free VPK, VPK with full time care options State of the art 17,000 sq.ft facility Live video-on-the-web for parents Four play areas, Full size Basketball court, Picnic area School Age care with transportation Healthy Hot Meals/ Snacks prepared onsite and served Music , Spanish and Computer programs weekly Parent Conferences, Quarterly Reports/Assessments Winter and end-of-the-year concerts/programs

1540 Mansfield Blvd, Wesley Chapel FL-33543

(813) 994-4525

Lic# C06PA0129


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MEAD W POINTE NEWS photo album

Caiden Nemitz, from Summer Brooke in Meadow Pointe II at the Florida Aquarium.

Taylor, Nathaniel, Jacob & Mason

Caden is ready for summer.

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