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The community newsletter that brings us together! • I, II, III & IV Volume 3, Issue 4 - November, 2012

Cover Photo Contest See Inside

Happy Thanksgiving!


November 2012

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Tuscany at Tampa Palms a new opportunity in an established community

L e t t e r F R O M T H E P U B L I S H ER


ovember is normally associated with Thanksgiving and I would like to include a little something on the subject. I try to be thankful every day (not just the month of November) for the things I already have, the abilities I have, the small things and the big things. Even when I almost locked my keys in the car but caught the door at the last second, I am very thankful. :) Here is a something I found on the internet that may give you pause and remember to be thankful every day.

Enjoy the Prestige of Tampa Palms Without Paying High Fees! Top 3 Reasons to Live in Tuscany at Tampa Palms • Location, location, location - Minutes to I-75 and Bruce B Downs in the heart of New Tampa. Within walking distance to recreational facilities, award-winning schools, endless shopping, entertainment, and dining options.

Each of us nurture secret dreams and aspirations. The “what if ”, the “when everything else settles down”, the “when the kids get older”, the “when I have the money”. And these dreams are good. They give us hope, energy, a place to escape, the power to visualize something other than our current choices. Our secret dreams sustain us and enrich our lives. For a while. Secret dreams and aspirations have a lifespan of their own. Over time, and without warning, the lack of action, the failure to take one step in their direction, the loss of faith to make them real, secret dreams and aspirations slip into missed opportunities, or even worse, embarrassment and regret.


• Low-maintenance living with privacy of a single family home - Relax and embrace the Tampa Palms lifestyle and lush landscape without the worries of lawn maintenance.

A dream becomes regret is a heavy chain binding the spirit, always waiting at the edge of consciousness to wrap another length of chain around the heart. Nothing in your life is beyond redemption. Not even regrets. And certainly not dreams. Have you let them out lately? Written them down or told a friend or love? Giving voice to those dreams is a first step. Let them out, let them roam. The confidence to express your dreams is a step toward making them real. Scary? You bet. Worth it? Absolutely. Need a way to recapture a dream, before regret? Be thankful for it. Be thankful that you had the ability to imagine, to hope and to feel it in the first place. Reach back and find - it’s still in there - the joy it brought you. Dust it off, roll it around in your mind a while, let it out, and visualize what could be, if you only take the chance. Happy Thanksgiving! Remember next month is the coloring page contest!!

Cindi Matter Publisher

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Please send in your articles, resident stories, photos, club calendar updates & Meadow Pointe community news

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A special Thank You to Publix for their support of Meadow Pointe and the Wesley Chapel community. • SR 54 & SR 56 on Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

866-495-6006 Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and options. Community Association and other fees may be required. Prices, promotions, incentives, features, options, amenities, floor plans, elevations, designs, materials and dimensions are subject to change without notice. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Community improvements and recreational features and amenities described are based upon current development plans which are subject to change and which are under no obligation to be completed. Actual position of house on lot will be determined by the site plan and plot plan. Floor plans and elevations are artist’s conception and are not intended to show specific detailing. Floor plans are the property of Taylor Morrison, Inc. and its affiliates and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. For further information, please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate and review our Terms of Use. Homes in Tuscany at Tampa Palms can accommodate wheelchair accessible and universal design features and are accessible to persons with disabilities. This is not an offering in any state where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. © May 2012 Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., FL GC#CBC1257822.

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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

Upcoming Events

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.

Holiday Decorations

Which Village will have the best holiday decorations? The CDD provides the wreaths for each village entrance, the rest is up to the residents. So Come All Ye Faithful villagers and let’s make Meadow Point I a winter wonderland this holiday season! Decorating normally starts the weekend after Thanksgiving, so don’t wait, contact your village representative, or for more information or to let them know if you’re available to help.

This is your chance to deck the halls with boughs of holly, and make your village entrance festive this holiday season. (Note: We are still looking for Pinedale and Savannahs representatives. Please help us out by volunteering an hour a month. We have plenty of decorations, and can add more if needed.) The December issue will include a ballot for you to vote for the most festive MP1 village entrance display!

The holidays are just around the corner!

It is time to start thinking about decorating our community for the holiday season. The MP1 Community Council is looking for a few volunteers to help with the main entrances. Contact if you can lend a helping hand the last weekend of November.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Be sure to mark your calendars as Santa is planning an early visit to the Meadow Pointe 1 clubhouse Friday evening, December 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The kids will have fun with craft activities and face painting, while enjoying holiday cheer at this FREE event sponsored by both the CDD and the MP1CC. Light refreshments will be available for all to enjoy.

Water Aerobics A water aerobics group is meeting at MP1 while the MP2 pool is being repaired. If you would like to join the fun and get some exercise, the group meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:30am.

Holiday Fair

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

Meadow Pointe 1 Holiday Fair The MP1CC is holding its 5th annual Holiday Fair Saturday, November 3rd from 10am – 2pm at the MP1 clubhouse. Shop for holiday gifts from local vendors while the kids enjoy a bounce house and face painting! The MPCC will be grilling up lunch! Don’t miss this fun free family event! For more information, contact us at November 2012

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at MP 1

GOT BOOKS? Gently used book share

and exchange. Located in the activities room behind the Meadow Pointe (1) office. For more information, call Pat at 973-7943 (pbasklar@

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.

Please don’t put any trash, grass, oil, household chemicals or any other item in a storm drain. Bring your household chemicals to the county for proper management. Residents may bring solvents, pesticides, acids, chlorine, fertilizers, paint, motor oil, anti freeze, auto batteries, etc.

Don’t Forget TO

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 www. Tennis lessons at MP 1

in the November 6th Election Sample ballots can be found at Pasco County’s Supervisor of Elections Website, www.

Coach Bill Arfsten USPTA trains all levels of players. Call 469-2267 for more information on private and group lessons.

Thanksgiving Holiday hours for MP1: Wednesday, November 21 Closing at 12 noon. Thursday, November 22 Closed. Friday, November 23 Open regular hours.

Happy Thanks giving to All!

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

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to the hazardous waste center at 9626 Handcart Road in Dade City on Wednesdays and the second Saturday of the month. For any questions, call 727-847-8041, or visit www. Remember, what goes into our storm drains ends up in our ponds!

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Calendar November 2012 1rst Thursday 11:30 a.m.

Practical Leadership Class – Part 3: Are you leaving a legacy? (Lunch Included with the price of the class) Location: Hampton Inn & Suites - 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

1rst Thursday 5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting – Atonement Lutheran Church

Location: 29617 State Rd 54, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543-4257, Phone: 813-973-2211

2nd Friday 7:30 a.m.

WOW (Women of Wesley Chapel) at Branch of Christ Ministries Building Speaker: Maureen Moore, Director of Communications at Saint Leo University Breakfast Sponsor: Barbie Blank with BB&T Bank Begin your morning with a dynamic group of enthusiastic, entrepreneur women for networking and business tips. For information, contact Loran Tripp at Location: Branch of Christ Ministries 23604 State Road 54 Lutz 33559

6th Tuesday 8 a.m.

Monthly Business Breakfast at Saddlebrook Resort Speaker: Corporal Alan Wilkett Breakfast Sponsor: ServPro of East Pasco Join us for a fantastic breakfast buffet and network with Chamber members. The cost is $18.00 with PAID RSVP by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1st or $20.00 at the door. Please Pre-Pay online at www. and click on “Breakfast Pre-payment” in the left menu. Location: Saddlebrook Resort - 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

8th Thursday 6 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Luz Hernandez Location: 17427 Bridge Hill Ct., Tampa, FL 33647 (Tampa Palms Professional Center - off of Commerce Park Dr./ Past USAA building)

14th Wednesday 8 a.m.

New Ambassador Orientation 8:30 a.m. Ambassador’s General Meeting

For more information, contact Steve Barry at Location: American Consulting Engineers - 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd. #200, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 (Near SR 56 and I-75 in Wesley Chapel - behind Hampton Inn) (For Ambassadors Only)




15th Thursday 6 p.m.

Monthly Business Mixer with Grillsmith Location: 2000 Piazza Ave #100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 - (813) 907-1900


20th Tuesday 8-9 a.m.

Third Tuesday Coffee Social at Organic Life Coffeehouse & Bakery Join us for a cup of coffee and an early morning networking opportunity. Contact Rene Van Hout at Rene@ Location: Organic Life Coffeehouse & Bakery - 1900 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559 (next to Ferman Automotive)

Our firm investigates, evaluates the situation and engineers a solution to your home problems. Our duty is to protect our client. Mold Issues Structural Cracks Roofing

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20th Tuesday 3:00 p.m.

Consulting Engineers & Scientists

Scramble Game - $25.00 per person which includes 9 holes of golf and a golf cart. Contact Steve Barry at Steve.Barry@ Location: Saddlebrook Golf & Country Club - 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543


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27th Tuesday 9 a.m.

Membership Orientation at Chamber Office Join Hope Allen, Sales & Marketing Manager, 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 us at Office@ Location: WCCC - Conference Room - 6053 Wesley Grove Blvd., Ste. 105, Wesley Chapel, FL – 813-994-8534

29th Thursday 11:30 a.m. Economic Development Committee

Location: American Consulting Engineers - 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd. #200, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 (Near SR56 & I-75 in Wes. Chapel - behind Hampton Inn). For more information, contact Jeff Miller at Jeff@

Check out our website, for up-to-date events.   Page 8

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Pediatrics: - Well Child Physicals - Immunizations - School Physicals - Same and Next Day Sick Visits - Treatment of Asthma and Allergies - Spirometry, Pulmonary Function Testing - Hearing/Vision Testing

internal Medicine: - Annual Physicals - Treatment & Management of Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia - Onsite EKG and Labwork - Minor Office Surgery including Biopsies & Removal of Skin Lesions - Suturing Nurse Practitioner,

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Meadow Pointe II CDD Information

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

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

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the CDD Board of Supervisors reviewed the engineering drawings for the new sidewalk and pedestrian gate on Beardsley Drive outside the exit gate to Charlesworth. The Board authorized moving forward with the application for the permit for construction from Pasco County.  The CDD engineer, Joe Payne, and I met with the county chief engineer during the week of October 8th, to walk the request through the permitting process. Hopefully the work will commence in November.  The estimated time for completion after the permit is approved is approximately 4 weeks.

Gerald D. Lynn, Government Liaison Representative

MPII Pool Renovation.

Residents are welcome to utilize facilities at MPIII and MPIV. For a one-time $10.00 fee, MPII residents can purchase a key fob and can enjoy the facilities at MPIII.  To use pool at MPIV, simply show your MPII ID card. 

Holiday Decorations.

Village decorations will be available for pickup beginning November 19th. Call the clubhouse for further info.

Meadow Pointe II Community Development District

Resident Council N




New Meeting Signs



We would like to thank the CDD Board of Supervisors for the new signs announcing the CDD meetings and Resident Council meetings. We hope the new signs get your attention.  Come and take







part in the debates and concerns that affect your community. Communications is the key to success!  Get involved and let’s continue to make Meadow Pointe II a premier place to live. Meadow Pointe II Resident Council meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm.

Happy Thanksgiving From Meadow Pointe II

Assistant Treasurer: Jim Bovis

Assistant Secretary: Glen Aleo Supervisor: Brian Shahin

Notice November 7th is the only CDD meeting for the month. November 21st meeting has been cancelled. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.  Residents are encouraged to attend. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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MEAD W POINTE II INFO MPII Clubs Brownie/Daisy/Girl Scout Troops

Veterans Day

Several Troops meet at MPII. Contact your local troop for meeting dates and times.

Dance Connection Couples and singles welcome, learn Foxtrot, Waltz, and East coast swing, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 pm - 8 pm. For more info contact John Glandon at 813.929.7652. Come Dance With Us

Adult and children dance classes beginning Monday October 11th from 5:30 - 6 pm and 6 pm6:30 pm. For more info contact Cheryl Morris at 813.973.2018.

Book Club Contact Joan Abrams at 813.907.8329 or email: Mah

Jongg Experienced players preferred. Group meets most Fridays from 1 - 4:30 pm. Contact Dolly at 994-9035 for more info.

What is it?

Men’s Club Meets Friday nights at 6 pm for cards. For more info, call the clubhouse at 813.991.5016.

Piano Lessons

Teacher with over 20 years’ experience teaching piano and music theory to students of all ages. Lessons are held at the clubhouse. For more info, call Anya @ 813 417-3976.

PickleBall Club Monday, Wednesday,

and Friday, alternating between MPI and MPII at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in learning the game come join us! Email mark.glassman@

Tampa Bay Newcomers A group for all women in MP II whether they are new to the area or established. Meet every Wednesday to play Mah Jongg from 12:30 pm - 4 pm. If Mah Jongg is not for you, they also host many other activities including luncheons, outings, bowling, book club, card games and much more. For more info contact Beverly at 907.9464 email


eterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11 am. Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities. Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11th. However, if it falls on a weekday, many

communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This enables more people to attend and participate in the events. Federal Government offices are closed on November 11th. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10th. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12th. State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Public transit systems may follow a regular or holiday schedule. What Can You Do To Observe This Important Day? Properly display the American flag. Attend events honoring those veterans and most of all just tell a Veteran “Thank You for your service and protecting our Freedoms” One thing to remember is “Freedom is not Free. It was earned by Veterans”. v - MSG (Ret) Michael P. Cline USA - MSgt (Ret) Diana L. Cline USAF

Zumba Adult classes on Mondays from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Wednesdays from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Zumba for Kids meet Saturdays from 10:45 am - 11:30 am. www. or call Maggie at 4382620 Womens Club

Meets the last friday of every month for board games. Contact Marilyn at 813.929.3812. 30 minute Core Fusion: Abs, Core, Stretching class meets Mondays 5:45 pm 6:15 pm.

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Tuesday, November 6th

The Candidates: November 2012

To include MPII CDD Board of Supervisors .

Seat 1

Michael Beebout Michael Cline

Seat 5

Gerald Lynn Renee Glassman MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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C o mm u n i t y Sp o t l i g h t

Kids & Canines is a Win-Win for All Involved


og training is an intervention method to teach at-risk students responsibility, anger management, self control and problem solving. At Kids and Canines, students are taught to train dogs that will be placed with people with physical disabilities or children with autism. Kids and Canines is a unique program in the school district that uses dogs to make a difference in students’ lives. Middle school students are selected to participate in the program and are required to maintain certain levels of behavior in order to remain.  The students are paired with a dog, teach basic and advanced commands, and are responsible for

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taking care of its grooming needs. Breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and Goldendoodles are used because of their good-natured temperament. Training starts when the puppies are about 10 weeks old and continues for 18 – 24 months. The dogs are taught to open doors, turn on lights and help with the laundry. The everyday tasks that the dogs learn will improve the quality of life for a person with physical disabilities. The impact the program has on the kids is remarkable. Improvements are seen in patience, responsibility and their school attendance which directly affects their academic classes. The clients who receive the trained dogs

are physically disabled adults or families with a child that has autism. A person who is interested in a dog goes through an interview process.  They come from Central Florida and will attend an intensive two week training class where they learn to work with an assistance dog.  During this time, student trainers work with the clients to help them become a successful service dog team. For the student, this is one of life’s most valuable lessons - to give up something you love to benefit another person. Kids and Canines relies on the support of the community for donations and volunteers. All of the expenses related to the dogs are paid for from donations. 

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Volunteers are an integral part of the program. Volunteer opportunities include advisory board members, puppy raisers, puppy sitters and volunteers to help with the day-to-day chores and administrative tasks. If you are interested or have questions about the program call 813-558-5406 or email After participating in Kids and Canines students are on a better path to becoming a productive member of our community and our clients lead more independent lives.  At kids and canines we believe in kids and Empower lives, one dog at a time. v


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elling a home can be less stressful then you think if you plan ahead. Smart preparation can make you thousands of dollars more on a sale. A few simple rules will make it easy and profitable. First detach yourself from the property.  Your home is a valuable asset that needs to be sold.  The home has to compete within a marketplace and to do so it has to look its best.

for you? Moving is expensive, if you don’t need or like an item sell or donate it. Free up valuable counter space in kitchens and bathrooms, because buyers stand in kitchens and baths visualizing themselves within a space. If it’s cluttered it won’t work for them. Cabinets need to be cleaned out. Get rid of old containers and unused personal items. Use baskets for small items and labeled containers for others.

Look at your home and take inventory. You know the clothes and shoes you Are you willing to pack an item or keep moving to the back of the closet? Give them away. The master bedroom even pay to have that item packed

Laundry room and garages are often overlooked areas. They are usually filled with items that will be thrown out or given away.  Do this before you put the house on the market. Paint both with a semi-gloss white paint. Organize tools and install hooks and pegboard if necessary. These will help you economically utilize the walls as storage. It will give the home a move in, well-maintained look. De-personalize; you want buyers to connect with the home.  Pack your family pictures and knickknacks.  They will be packed eventually so do it now. Consider renting a storage unit to store excess furniture, equipment, toys and holiday items. Clear traffic areas, hallways and stairs.

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Meadow Point III Clubhouse resident, is a composer and author and President: Seth Bohannon has been Treasurer: Ken Kauffmanthe musical director and lead Nov. 17, 2012 guitar player for the famous classic rock singer 10am -12pm Director: Mark Sifford “Eddie Money� for the past 24 years. Although, Director: that Vacant keeps him busy and traveling abroad, here Director: atVacant home, the children of Wesley Chapel and Master guitar Meadow Pointe have come to know him as Mr. player Tommy, “Maste rful Guitar Player, Endearing & storyteller Management Team Storyteller�. concerts at Wiregrass Wednesdays on select days We are so very blessed and thankful to have Mr. District Manager: Scott Brizendine of each month at 10 a.m. Don’t let your child Tommy as a part of our Meadow Pointe comHOA Rizzetta Representative Coming from a musical family, Mr. Tommy has miss the chance to hear wonderful songs, sing, munity. His positive influence has our teachers Bernadette been Butterworth writing and performing since the age of 8. dance, and meet new friends! Going to see Mr. playing his CD’s at school in the classroom. As a child, along with his brother and sister, he Tommy at the mall will quickly become one of Children show up at his mall concerts wearing Rizzetta &appeare Company, Inc. shows, store grand-openings, d in talent their favorite places to be. their favorite Mr. Tommy t-shirts and playing pizza parlors 5844 Old Pasco Road Ste. and 100 various parties and events. “We their miniature toy guitars. Trick or Treaters have learned the33544 meaning of hard work and competiWesley Chapel, FL Mr. Tommy also entertains at school asbeen spotted in Meadow Pointe dressed up as tion in the entertainment industry at an early Phone: 813-994-1001 semblies, PTA functions, and when available, Mr. Tommy for Halloween and home daycare age�, he said. Tommy has a long list of musiFax: 813-994-2100 birthday parties. He has preformed many times providers have reported getting requests to sing cal projects and achievements, but his newest at Double Branch and Sand Pine Elementary and dance to his original “Robot Reindeer� song venture , Mr. Tommy Presents has earned him his Schools for various holiday celebrations. He has long after Amenities Manager-Kelly Evans the holidays have passed. y status here in New Tampa. even joined the Double Branch Choir in several Clubhousecelebrit Manager-Dan Richardson presentations. This talented musician also brings Whether listenin g in the car to his Little Songs "11-&+6*$& Mr. Tommy was inspired by his children, Talia t RAZORS joy by performing monthly for the t kids at St. MPIII Clubhouse Info and Verses for Little (and Big) Kids CD, lulling our and Tommy, to write his first “Mr. Tommy� #055-&%8"5&3 t 1"1&3508&-4 Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, TampatGenera l little ones to sleep with the Goodnight, Goodsongs. “I would 1500 Meadow Pointe Blvd create songs as I sung to them att #09&%$&3&"and other area hospitals. In thank you t #"#:8*1&4 letters night CD or adding extra cheer to the holidays bedtim e�, 33543 he recalls. His children were also both Wesley Chapel, FL and e-mails, parents and hospital admini t 16--614 55

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

Announcements 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

A Walking Club is forming Starting Thurs, Nov. 1st.

Meet at Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse every morning at 8 am. We will walk the path along Meadow Pointe Blvd. All are welcome, even strollers, but no dogs please. An organizational meeting will be held on Thurs, Nov. 8th at 9 am inside the MPIII clubhouse. Walking gives unlimited benefits so come on out and we’ll see you there! For more information contact Susan Johnston 813-7677071 or email to

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ver the past few years, sewer line clogs at homes and in the county’s wastewater collection system have become more costly to both county residents as well as to the Utilities Department. People tend to cook food, drain the oil and pour the oil down the drain without thinking about the possible consequences. Nationwide, over 40% of these sewer line clogs are due to Oil, Fat, and Grease (FOG) being flushed down the sink. When sewer lines are clogged, whether at home or in the streets, sewer backups and overflows can occur. That is because grease, when washed into the plumbing, sticks to the inside of the sewer pipes. Overtime, grease builds up and blocks the entire pipe. In this case sewage flows through the manhole covers into streets, homes, buildings, offices and businesses causing Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO). Many sewer line clogs are due to flushing rags, debris and hygiene products down the toilet. There are those debris in the pump station(s) that serve your

community. Repairs to sewer lines are expensive. Most clogs can be avoided. This, not only has potential health risks, but also costs money for infrastructure repairs. Somebody has to pay, so protect your home and be kind to our sewers. In order to avoid sewer back ups, we ask you to please keep these items out of your kitchen and bathrooms. You may place these items in bags and place the bags in the trash can. County staff has developed several brochures and hand out sheets with detailed information on how to manage these waste streams. All of these brochures and information sheets are available to the public at no cost. If you are interested in receiving some brochures for you and your neighbors or association please call us. For more information, please call Pasco County Utilities (727) 847-8041 in West Pasco, (813) 996-7341, Ext. 8718 in Central Pasco, or (352) 521-4274 Ext. 8718 in East Pasco

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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

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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 CDD BOARD Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: John Blakely Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Arlene Andrews District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: November 13th, 12 pm.

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.

Zumba on Wheels Time: Tuesday 10-11 am Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Location: MPIV Clubhouse Contact: Phone: 813-438-2620

Call us today at 813-679-0395 to schedule your free trial class or visit for camp and class schedules.

Happy from Meadow Pointe IV

MPIV Clubhouse Community Food Drive The Holiday season is fast approaching. Help support those families in need through the MPIV Clubhouse Community Food Drive. All food will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul and can be dropped off any time during Clubhouse hours Mon-Sun, 9 AM to 9 PM, October 1st – December 15th. You can place your items in the Blue Container next to the TV Console. Help a family, Donate today.

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

For a list of items please visit or call the clubhouse. Any items are truly appreciated, but please keep in mind St. Vincent De Paul does not hand out expired food items. This is not an opportunity to clean out your food pantry, but rather truly help another family in need. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Devco Rep: Mark Sifford Community Association Manager: Bernadette Butterworth Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: November 6th, 6:30 pm. MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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MEAD W POINTE IV INFO MPIV would like to welcome Standard Pacific Homes to the Meadow Pointe Family. Homes are already starting to be built in the NEW Windsor Subdivision of Meadow Pointe located South of State Rd. 56 and across from Heatherstone.


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C o mm u n i t y N e w s ecutive Director Patricia Murphy was dropping off boxes to collection sites. “I couldn’t believe it. We had donations waiting for us before we installed the boxes. It was great!” By the end of day one 527 books had been contributed to Books for Troops and the numbers continued to grow throughout the week. “We had so many requests for collection boxes this year! The response has been amazing.”

ART SHOW & SALE The Healing Arts Studio is celebrating the holidays with a special art show and sale on Friday, November 16th from 11 am – 6 pm. The studio will showcase holiday inspired works of art. Local artists will display and sell their artwork, special crafts and ornaments. The Healing Arts Studio is a creative arts program for people dealing with cancer; patients, recovered, or family members. The studio is a place where students can explore and develop artistic skills. Each artist’s piece is unique and their art reflects their personal perspective.Homemade refreshmentswill be available.Admission is free.Donations always welcome The Healing Arts Studio is located at Florida Medical Clinic at 38036 Market Square in Zephyrhills.

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REsident Story Lindsay said Hamblen’s latest CD “The Birth of a Song” (www. highlights the stories and performances of some of his biggest hits. “I know he would have been very, very pleased to realize that the Southern Gospel members remember and still sing and enjoy his songs,” Hamblen’s daughter Lisa added. “When he started writing songs he never dreamed the impact he would have on the many lives of people who still sing and love them.” “I was extremely touched to be able to stand on the stage with my son, Bill, and my daughter, Kim, to accept the award for my Dad,” she said.

The Late Stuart Hamblen Among 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees. Grandson, Bill Lindsay, of Meadow Pointe, Accepts the Award


tuart Hamblen (19081989) radio and movie star, singing cowboy, and songwriter was inducted posthumously into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame at Dollywood recently in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Hamblen’s daughter Lisa Hamblen Jaserie and his grandchildren Kim Jaserie and Bill Lindsay accepted his induction. Hamblen was America’s first singing cowboy adored by the radio audience, according to Charlie Waller, SGMA executive director. “His career spanned radio, music, politics, and movies,” he said. “While attending Billy Graham’s 1949 tent crusade, he accepted Christ. He became one of the most prolific gospel

songwriters creating songs such as “It Is No Secret,” “This Ole House,” “How Big Is God,” “Until Then,” “Teach Me Lord To Wait,” “Your First Day In Heaven” and numerous others. “He ran for president in 1952 and among his other Hall of Fame inductions are the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” The Booth Brothers played tribute to him by performing their hit “She Still Remembers Jesus’ Name.”

“On behalf of the family and our music company, I want to thank the SGMA, the SGMA Board, the artists for singing his songs, and to his fans for loving his music,” Bill Lindsay said. “Everyone who knew my grandfather, always says the same thing; that they have a Stuart Hamblen story to tell, so I am going to share one with you all as well. In 1954, my grandfather wrote a song, which he tried to sell for $10,000, but he had no takers and was rejected each and every time. So, in Stuart Hamblen fashion, he established, the Hamblen Music Company. The song no one wanted, later that year became the #1 hit in 7 different countries at the same time. That song was of course, This Ole House.”

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First Baby Born at new Florida Hospital, Wesley Chapel Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel welcomed its first baby on Monday, October 8th. Isabella Gutierrez was born to Kristin Adkins and Chase Gutierrez on October 8th at 8:39 a.m. weighing 6.2 oz.  Isabella was delivered by Tymesia Hudson, MD of the Medical Group of Tampa.    “Everything has been wonderful,” said Kristin.  “The staff has been so nice.” The family received flowers

and a gift basket from the hospital and a portrait package from Our365 Newborn Photography in honor of the special occasion. The hospital, which opened on October 1st has cared for a steady flow of patients through the emergency department, pre-scheduled surgeries and procedures and inpatients.   “We are very excited to have our first baby delivered here,” said Chief Nursing Officer Mary Brady. “Isabella is beautiful and mom and baby are doing well.”  People interested in finding out what obstetricians or other physician specialties practice at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel can visit the website at and click on Find a Physician.  Expectant parents who want to take a tour of the hospital’s maternity wing, The Baby Place, can call 813-929-5683. The website also features information on services and treatments offered at the hospital. v

$45,000 Raised for Lacoochee Community Center Clinic     On Saturday, October 13th over 400 Florida Medical Clinic employees, providers and community friends gathered at Pin Chasers in Zephyrhills to have some fun and raise money for the Boys and Girls Club and the new Lacoochee Community Center Health Clinic.  Rasmussen College served as the Presenting Community Sponsor.  Pledges, gifts and sponsorships totaling $45,000 will be used to equip and furnish the new health clinic in the soon-to-be-

constructed Lacoochee Community Center.   The annual bowling fund raiser is organized by the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring, a private nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to reaching out to local communities through professional expertise, financial support and volunteer efforts.  The Foundation sponsors volunteer activities and fund raising events throughout the year to benefit worthy Hillsborough and Pasco County charities.    For additional information contact: Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring. 813-783-9932. Foundation@ v

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and enjoyable attributes of being a Meadow Pointe community member. Check the community calendar for updates and reminders during the months well. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the Facebook page, please contact us at cmatter1@tampabay. Thank you Meadow Pointe for your patronage and support.

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charges, including Saturday evening bonfires, a drumming circle and star-gazing.    A  Nature and Wildlife Art Show sponsored by the West Pasco Art Guild will include more than 50 artists displaying a variety of mediums including wearable art, eco-art, photography and sculptures.  Also exhibiting will be the Calusa Wood Carvers, the Chasco Camera Club, Suncoast Model Ship Builders and ColorFair’s outdoor hand-painted furniture.  The

show opens at the Friday reception and continues through Sunday at Homewood Suites, 1115 US Hwy 19 N in Port Richey.   A two-day Geocache Challenge, a giant treasure hunt that takes participants all over West Pasco County, will feature 48 geo-cache locations and prizes for top winners.  A  Geocaching Challenge Passport can be picked up at the Friday reception or anytime throughout the weekend at the Homewood Suites, any of the major venue park locations and at select AT&T stores.   Other weekend events include a children’s fishing rodeo at Anclote Gulf Park, nature photography contest at Werner Boyce State Park, birding ecotours to Anclote Key, sunset kayaking, horseback riding and a bike ride at Starkey Park, and demonstrations of

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paddleboarding and wind-kites. Wildlife photographer Reinier Munguia, founder of Wildstock Photography, will conduct several nature photography workshops on Saturday including a photo field trip.   Wildlife programs will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Education Center in Port Richey. Saturday programs feature live eagles and ospreys from the Audubon Birds of Prey Center in Maitland; Sunday programs include birds of prey from the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Big Cat Rescue and a program on Florida panthers and black bears by Defenders of Wildlife. An evening bonfire and star-gazing with the St. Pete Astronomy Club will be held Saturday. v   For more information go to



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Sc h o o l N e w s Double Branch Elementary

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Double Branch Elementary The PTA would like to thank Impact Karate Center in Zephyrhills for sponsoring the staff appreciation snack cart on October 22nd. Thank you for loving our staff and teachers!   Join the PTA on November 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for movie night featuring “The Lorax”! Admission is free and PTA members with a valid PTA card will receive free popcorn.  Snacks and drinks will also be for sale.   On October 12th, the Guidance Department and administration honored the following students for receiving Rancher of the Quarter. One student is chosen from each class who exemplifies good behavior, making good choices and creating a sense of community at Double Branch Elementary School.  Congratulations to the following students: Pre-Kindergarten:  Trent Hout Kindergarten: Dean Astl, Benjamin Stoddard, Adison Gnecco, Kate Moran, Yvette Ramos, Nathan Helm and Jackson Strobl. First Grade:  Jexenisse Turo, Matthew Schwager, Lauren Hanley, Abigail Leonard, Kalyn Wolfe, Reese MacDiarmid and Austen Smith. Second Grade:  Alexis Simpson, Anabella Saleh, Evelyn Lopez, Sarvesh Gade, Allison Preston, Scout Dunne and Mariah Kural.

Third Grade: Brianna Birchmeier, Dakota Llewellyn, Blake Madden, Rachel Henry, Megan Schiller, Ryan Alqasemi, Daniella Ponce and Jose Hernandez. Fourth Grade: Tyrek Roofe, Andres Prohaska, Josh Wollerman, Alexandra Lerum, Julia Perry and Yadiel Rivera. Page 42

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Fifth Grade:   Malcolm Lewis, Jenna Callarman, Samantha Parker, Ben McQuay-Pfenning,  Nikki Confrey, Brandon Rosado, Jack Apple and  Anushri Gade.

November Calendar November 14th- Great American Teach-In November 19th- 23rd No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Holidays are fast approaching. The PTA will sponsor the annual Holiday Shop from December 3rd - 7th. Look for information coming home soon!

Wiregrass Ranch H.S. Student Recognition Wiregrass Ranch is happy to announce that Emily Payne is a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The scholarship is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and is an annual academic competition that can award qualifying students money for college. Students who take the PSAT in their junior year are entered into the competition. Students who score exceptionally well on the PSAT have a chance to earn one of the National Merit Scholarships. The NMSC is a non profit organization that is privately financed by corporate organizations and colleges. Emily is now entered into the next round of the National Merit Scholarship process and we’re hoping that she can become a finalist and earn one of the scholarships.

School Advisory Council Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Wiregrass Ranch High School 2012/13 School Advisory Council. This group serves as a steering committee to enhance and improve our school and is composed of students, parents, faculty and staff, and the business community. All parents are invited to attend and participate in SAC meetings, which are held in the WRHS Administrative Conference Room. Check our website calendar for dates and times. Shanice Chancey and Danielle Long are the student representatives while Cari Bennett, Carol Brower, Sue Bucenell, Yvonne CandelariaEichert, Dyan Chitty, Alisa Cimino, Stephanie Golder, Denise Goodridge, Ivanova Hernandez, Terrie Hippely, Robin Lum, Noel Martinez, Jan Roberts, Karen Skyers, Althea Stewart, Ken Stewart, Carlos Vera, and Chuck Williamson will represent parents. Wendy Spriggs represents the District School Board and Dave Braughton and Michelle Mudge are our Business/ Community representatives. Faculty and staff representatives are Ray Bonti, Nora Light, Yonique Waller and Diana Niles.

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Celebrate Life Club WRHS would like to inform you of a new club that has been started this year. The “Celebrate Life Club” is being sponsored by Kim Russell, and its mission is to help students who have lost a parent or a sibling to be able to meet with other

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students with similar circumstances in a positive environment. The Club’s purpose is not to open old wounds, but to help the students be able to move forward with some positive interactions and somegreat activities. Some of the things we have discussed are sponsoring some fundraisers to help raise money for a memorial scholarship, bowling nights, memorial Christmas ornaments, jewelry making, sporting events, etc. If your child has suffered the loss of a parent or sibling and would be interested in joining the club, please contact Kim Russell at 813-3466034.

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