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The community newsletter that brings us together! • I, II, III & IV Volume 2, Issue 2 - september, 2011

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t’s interesting how seasons and vacations can be so exciting as they approach and then toward the end of them, you are ready for the next season or getting back to a routine. School is that way for most children. They are so excited to get out, to take a break; let loose, but by the time summer comes to an end they are so excited to get back to friends, and a routine of learning and fun. Residents saw this unfold on August 22rd as children put on their best attire, buses lines the streets, parents took pictures, and traffic thickened. All very exhilerating and touching on the thought that the holidays are right around the corner. I know; don’t remind you. 


Inside are some pictures from the Community Fair in MP4 and some Easter Party in the Park pictures that just came in. Late, but still fun to look over. Many resident photos as well. There are some other fun community events coming up, so look inside for those. Labor Day is September 5th, enjoy the long weekend! And as always, send in your pictures, stories, events, happenings and announcements. Remember to attend the CDD meetings. Schedules are listed inside on each Meadow Pointe page.

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Proud Member of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce © 2011 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 res erves 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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Meadow Pointe Clubhouse

Lutfi Jadallah

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

CDD Supervisor

MP CDD Supervisors

Tell us about your background

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 - 991-4249

After acquiring a Marine Safety business in Tampa with my brothers, I moved my family to a beautiful home in Meadow Pointe 1 from Monroeville, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1997. While my kids attended Sand Pine and Wightman Middle School, I searched for ways to get involved in our community. I became a member of Sand Pine Elementary PTA and later the PTA president. I joined the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, served on the Executive Board and Chairman of the Education Action Committee, and I am currently the Co-Chair of the Wesley Chapel Chamber Economic Development Committee. I became a CDD Supervisor in 2002, and am now serving my third 4-year term.

MP1 Community Council (MP1CC)

What is your “day job?”

Meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. All are welcome!

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 - Brett Landry Savannahs - Tim Taylor Springs - Mike Rosche Summerbrooke - Mike Smith Woodlands - Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS

After serving as a managing partner in Solution One Maritime for over 10 years, my wife Ghada and I decided to pursue her dream of running a catering business and opened a Dash of Salt and Pepper in 2009. Prior to moving to the Tampa Bay Area, I was in the Jewelry Retail Industry for 25 years; managed a procurement operation for over 2 years in the Middle East; and served in the United State Marine Corp.

Why did you want to be a MP1 CDD Supervisor? When I moved to MP 1, the CDD board was controlled by the developer. I felt that the residents needed more representation on the board. I am grateful for the many opportunities I’d been blessed with, and wanted to give back in a way that would have a positive impact for all who live in our family-friendly community. September 2011

What are your top priorities for improving our community? As our community ages, we have the responsibility to maintain and update our facilities. By using sound financial decisions, we have upgraded our original clubhouse and added our new fitness building with exercise equipment, meeting rooms, and a racquetball court. We also have a new splash pad, and are in the planning stages for a new playground. I would like to see more resident involvement in our community for both retirees and young families. The CDD meetings are open to residents to voice their concerns and opinions. The board is here to listen, respond to, and be objective in our future planning. We must look for a better future so that everyone can be proud of being a resident of Meadow Pointe 1. Please contact me by email at or by phone at (813) 991-7511 if you have any concerns or suggestions.

How do you see Meadow Pointe 1 in the future? I would like to see Meadow Pointe 1 thriving with a bright and safe future for our kids and families. Our facilities must be maintained and upgraded as needed. I’d like to see programs available for our residents to participate in and enjoy. We have a responsibility to always be fair and conduct CDD business in the interest of all, whether we are discussing architectural review, or enforcing deed restrictions. We are all responsible for maintaining our residences and community by our actions. Some examples of such actions are driving within the speed limit for the safety of our kids and residents who enjoy walking our sidewalks; having mutual respect and understanding of our neighbors; looking out for our elder residents; and always supporting our community businesses and schools in any way possible. v Page 5


at Meadow Pointe 1 Bridge Club

If interested in a bridge club on Thursdays, contact Mary Cline at 994-7904.

Some Things to Remember

removed, water will back up onto the street surface very quickly and then into yards. Residents need to check storm drain openings on their streets during heavy rains and remove any clogs.

When Are You NOT Required To Stop for A School Bus?

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.

According to Pasco County Sheriff Department, Florida Statute FS316.172(2) applies to County Line Road in Meadow Pointe I and II—Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of a school bus do not have to stop.

Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel

FS 316.172(2). The driver of a vehicle upon a divided highway with an unpaved space of at least 5 feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier is NOT required to stop when traveling in the opposite direction of a school bus, which is stopped in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1 Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 973-4734.

Art Group

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

Weed Control In Sidewalk Cracks

MP1 Yoga Club

Find your balance, strength and flexibility every Wednesday evenings in the MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Kelly at for more information.

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.

Racquetball Challenge

Storm Drains On Our Streets Because street storm drains carry rain into our pond system, it is vital that these drains remain clear. Mulch, sticks, and other things may wash into the street during heavy rains and cause the storm drain openings to clog. If clogs are not

Community Garage Sale

is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8th.

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.

Have you seen our

NewSplash Pad?

Swim Kids

Swim Kids USA will have swim classes at Clubhouse I (May-Sept). Call Alan at 991-6258 or register at

By the time this issue gets to you, our splash pad should be up and running. We’ve had some unfortunate delays in completing this project, but we hope our young residents will enjoy staying cool while playing in our new water play area by the lower pool. v

ZUMBA with Gabby

Classes are Tuesday nights; $6 per or 5 for $25; 6:45pm Low Impact; 7:30pm Regular Class. Contact Gabby at 263-8046 for more information. Page 6

Cleaning up weeds (in cracks of sidewalks, driveways, and between the road gutter and road surface) takes a little work. You can dig them out or spray the weeds with one of the following products: Round Up (or another) weed killer, bleach, vinegar, salt and water solution. Remember that even weeds with large roots, can break up the road surface and cause potholes to form in front of your home. You can find other gardening tips on our website, v

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Just added for 2011 - a 5K Run! You now have a choice at the Hike for Hospice between running (begins at 8 a.m.) or walking (starts at 9 a.m.) to support hospice.

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Enjoy the nice fall weather at the beautiful and scenic Wesley Chapel District Park!

Meet our celebrity guest, former Bucs Player Mike Alstott, who returns for the fifth year of kicking off the Hike for Hospice! T-shirt, goodie bag, yummy breakfast, Blue Bell Ice Cream and water stations all included in entry fee. Help a good cause - Gulfside Regional Hospice. All proceeds from the Hike for Hospice are designated for patients and their families facing life-limiting

illnesses in Pasco County, as well as support programs at Gulfside’s Hospice Houses and Bereavement Centers.


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B u s i n e s s Sp o t l i g h t Wesley Chapel Man Uses

Magic & Storytelling to Educate


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

Smith specializes in magic shows for elementary and middle school students and has developed 5 shows especially for them such as “Stop Bullying Now”, “Math is Magic”, “Reading is Fun”, “Just Say No”, and “Character Building”. He utilizes his illusions and storytelling abilities to help educate children. National studies have shown that 60 percent of learning comes from visualization.

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Smith says with that statistic and the verbal lesson - students’ walk away remembering almost all of his points. “The fun thing is they do not even realize they are learning!” He uses a nationally approved curriculum for his anti-bullying magic show and offers teacher’s guides to reinforce these lessons. He uses a variety of magic tricks to help bring “home” the necessary concepts. The anti-bully programs lead to the creation of different conceptual performances. Teachers and principals enjoyed Smith’s performance so much they began to request more performances throughout the year. For additional information on his services, or for booking information, he may be contacted at 813-494-1484. Also, check out his website at www.DallasSmithMagic. com. Dallas Smith also performs at birthday parties, special occasions and at various venues. v



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MEAD W POINTE II INFO Volunteer Spotlight

Meadow Pointe II CDD Information

Longleaf Resident

Angela Forcino


Property Manager

30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Office: 991.5016 Fax: 991.6169 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 Linda Straw Chairman Mark Glassman Vice-Chairman Jim Bovis Assistant Treasurer Glen Aleo Assistant Secretary Brian Shahin Supervisor


eadow Pointe II CDD salutes exceptional volunteers and wants to recognize those people in our community who give their time and talents so generously throughout the year. Whether you volunteer with a nonprofit human service organization, at your child’s school or with a sports team; if you drive a neighbor to the store, care for a friend’s children while she runs errands, or feed the neighbors’ cat while they’re on vacation, we salute you! We all lead busy lives, but volunteers and those who perform acts of kindness take the time to give something back to the community, and by doing so, receive a rewarding gift in return - the knowledge that each of us, together, is making a positive difference and make our community a better place to live. Angela has been a Meadow Pointe II resident since 2001. She resides in Longleaf with her husband Fabio and two daughters Isabella & Gabriella. She is the event chair of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wiregrass and donates endless hours to the cause. Angela committed to Relay five years ago. She has had the honor of serving on the survivor committee, as the Logistics Chair, Event CoChair and is currently the Event Chair. We asked Angela how she became committed to

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this worthy cause. “Cancer first touched my life at age nine with the loss of my grandmother to lung cancer. Since that time I have lost 7 family members to cancer, the closest being my mother who I lost to pancreatic cancer 10 years ago. I am committed to the fight against cancer to honor those I’ve lost, and in the hopes that others will not have to endure what my family endured and the loss of loved ones”. Relay is held every year during the month of April, but the kick off planning stages begins in September. It is a huge undertaking and requires extensive preparation. Angela is thankful to be able to work with so many incredible volunteers in the fight against cancer. “I just want to thank all of the teams that worked so hard to raise money throughout the year, our community sponsors, our incredible volunteers that work so hard and those who come out on the night of Relay to support the cause.” The 2011-2012 Relay for Life of Wiregrass will be kicking off next month. v

Do you know someone who deserves special thanks for donating their time and energy? Please let us know so we can spotlight them. Contact the MPII Office at 813-991-5016 or e-mail to:

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MEAD W POINTE II INFO The Meadow Pointe II CDD Community

Garage Sale Saturday, October 8th from 8 am to 2 pm. Gates will be opened at 7am. There is no cost to participate.

Donate any unsold items and help change lives! Goodwill will have a trailer in the MPII clubhouse parking lot from 9 am to 4 pm the day of the garage sale.

If you have any questions about the items that can be donated to Goodwill, please call Goodwill Donations at 1-888-279-1988, ext 1440

Back to School Recipe

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Sheriff’s Office Brief Sheriff Chris Nocco of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is asking all residents of Pasco County to complete the survey on the Sheriff’s website (pasco Click on the link on the right side of the webpage (strategic plan survey). The survey will assist the Sheriff in gathering information regarding how the public perceives the sheriff’s office. Several issues ago we asked for input regarding the Citizen’s Police Academy. Please advise if you would have any interest in attending a program to be held in the Wesley Chapel area. Gerald D. Lynn, Government Liaison Representative Meadow Pointe II Community Development District

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Boy & Girl



Anniversary Convention!


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

O’Brien, Houston Mayor Anise Parker, and Robin Roberts.

Here are some of the highlights:

To help you take maximum advantage of Houston’s abundant shopping opportunities, we’ll have two fashion shows, produced by the editors of Justine magazine.

Our “Conversations of Consequence” panel discussions will illuminate the state of girls today and the roles we can all play in making 2012 the Year of the Girl. A dozen different seminars provided by Girl Scouts University will equip Girl Scout professionals, volunteers, and parents with new skills for a new century.

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

And of course there’s a party. A huge party. The kind of party that only happens once every 100 years. Promise yourself you’ll go; you’ll rejoice in the decision. Meadow Pointe troops can save if you register early at v

Many of America’s most accomplished women will be on hand to inspire us, including Yolanda Adams, Katie Couric, Marlee Matlin, Soledad


Coastal Cleanup

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

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as well as Rotary Clubs, PTA & PTO’s and individuals from all over Wesley Chapel, San Antonio and even Dade City. If you would like more information regarding this event, please Michelle Barbour at or 813.215.3287 v September 2011

Boy Scouts of America

Kicks Off Popcorn FundRaisers This Fall! This fall, Boy Scouts in Meadow Pointe will kick off their annual popcorn sale. This annual fund-raiser aligns with one of the goals of Scouting—to teach youth within the organization how to become self-reliant. Through this popcorn sale and other fund-raising projects, we have the opportunity to teach Scouts how they—along with the combined efforts of other Scouts—can help make the world a better place. The safety of any products sold by Boy Scouts is of utmost importance to us. Recently, there have been safety concerns raised about popcorn brands that use diacetyl for flavoring, a common ingredient in many pastries, cake mixes, cookies, and candy. You can rest assured that popcorn sold by Scouts across the country is safe. We have contacted the Boy Scouts’ popcorn suppliers and each company follows all USDA and FDA safety guidelines to produce foods that are safe for consumption. Also, all companies have voluntarily started removing diacetyl from their products. As one of the organization’s most popular fund-raisers, the popcorn sale supports local units’ Scouting throughout the year. Last year, over 70 percent of the fund-raiser’s proceeds stayed within local councils. Of that amount, one-third of a council’s proceeds went directly to the units that sold popcorn to fund their local programs and activities. v


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9/20 Tuesday 8 am Networking Coffee at Organic Life Coffee

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Join Capt. Rob for a cup of coffee and an early morning networking opportunity.

9/2 Friday 7:30 am WOW (Women of Wesley Chapel) at Branch of Christ Ministries Building

9/10 Saturday 7 pm Annual Awards Banquet at Saddlebrook Resort ; Presenting “An Evening of Elegance”

Begin your morning with a dynamic group of enthusiastic, entrepreneur women for networking and business tips. RSVP to Debbie Yoerg at 27223 S.R. 56 (S.R. 56 & Arrowgrass Road, by Boardwalk Frozen Custard)

Cocktails at 7 pm and Banquet at 8 pm, Attire is Cocktail/Evening Attire (Frank Sinatra Theme); Price $55 per person, includes parking and gratuity. 5700 Saddlebrook Way

9/6 Tuesday 8 am Monthly Business Breakfast at Saddlebrook Resort Speaker: Lisa Stoessel, American Cancer Society. Breakfast Sponsor: Shops at Wiregrass. $15 (with RSVP), $18 (without), includes breakfast & valet RSVP to the Chamber at or 994-8534. 5700 Saddlebrook Way

9/14 Wednesday 8:30 am Ambassador’s Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd (Sponsored by Bagelicious and More. For Ambassadors Only) 9/15 Thursday 6 pm There will not be Business Mixer due to the Annual Awards Banquet

1900 Oak Grove Blvd (next to Ferman Automotive) 9/20 Tuesday 3 pm Networking on the Nines at Saddlebrook Resort 9 holes of “Best Ball” for $20 for greens fees/cart. Bring a client or associate for a fun, unique networking opportunity on the golf course. For more information, contact Rob Kellog at or 817-5655 5700 Saddlebrook Way 9/22 Thursday 11:30 am – Economic Development/ Government Affairs Meeting at American Consulting Engineers For more information, contact Jeff Miller:

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Proceeds to benefit: 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd 9/22 Thursday 5:30 pm – Business ‘After Hours’ Hosted by: Gulfside Regional Hospice Enjoy an informal evening of networking and food. Learn about Gulfside Regional Hospice and their fifth annual “Hike for Hospice!” Visit: Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 21780 S.R. 54 9/27 Tuesday 9 am – Membership Orientation at Chamber Office Join Capt. Rob 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. 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd., Ste. 105, Chamber Conference Room.

2011 Annual Awards Banquet,

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he Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will hold their 2011 Annual Awards Banquet, “An Evening of Elegance” on September 10, 2011. The Banquet will take place from 7p-11p at the beautiful Saddlebrook Resort. This semi-formal affair will honor local businesses for their vision as well as recognize their dedication to improving the quality of life in Wesley Chapel, the “Opportunity Community”. This event will be attended by Wesley Chapel’s top-level business leaders from large, mid-size, small businesses and community organizations. This year’s awards will recognize the large and small business, civic organization,

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volunteer and business leader of the year, just to name a few. Past winners include: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling and Support the Troops. The evening will feature a fabulous dinner, live entertainment that includes a Frank Sinatra impersonator, a DJ, dancing and a silent auction for the whole Chamber to enjoy. The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce looks forward to you joining in and making this evening a memorable event. For more information


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Community Spotlight

Wesley Chapel Athletic Association

St. Leo University Partnership & New Fall Season


CAA Basketball recently completed their Spring 2011 season. Threehundred boys and girls ages 5 to 16, (many of whom live in Meadow Pointe), enjoyed a fun and competitive ten game season, plus a single elimination playoff! New this year, WCAA Basketball announced a partnership with St. Leo University. The St. Leo Men’s Basketball team came out to our very own Wesley

Chapel District Park to spend a day instructing our kids on the fundamentals of the game. Head Coach Mike Madagan was on hand and provided his insights on how to be successful in the game of basketball – and life. Later, WCAA Basketball families were invited to witness Coach Madagan’s final game of his 30-year career when the St. Leo men’s team defeated Barry University 85-70 to send him off with a big win!

single point victory for the U9 Knicks over the U9 Celtics in overtime!

As a special surprise to end the season, WCAA Basketball announced their final championship and All-Star games would be played at St. Leo University’s Bowman Activities Center, the venue for all St. Leo home basketball games. The kids were very excited to play their final games of the season in a big time college gymnasium! Many exciting games were witnessed on Championship Sunday, such as a

Angels Fly High!

At the request of the community, WCAA Basketball has announced a new fall season for boys and girls ages 5-16. The season begins in October and ends the week before Thanksgiving. Register early to reserve your space! Please visit


ongratulations for a stunningly successful season to the WCAA Angels softball team! Our 9 & 10 year-old girls have made Wesley Chapel proud by earning the #1 spot in the State of Florida and #2 in the World Series! They may have lost a heartbreaker

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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: Glen 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: John Johnson Secretary: Diane Horner Treasurer: Seth Bohannon Director: Mark Sifford Director: Ken Kauffman

Management Team District Manager: Scott Brizendine Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely 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

Water Quality Improvements To Community Stormwater Ponds


id you know that ALL of the runoff from your home, yard, and streets drain into the “lakes” and wetlands throughout the community? These lakes are engineered stormwater management systems which are designed to treat and store (to prevent downstream flooding) this runoff. So, whatever you spread on your yard for treatment drains into these ponds. Historically these ponds have contained poor water quality due to non compliance with the design standards and the over treatment of lawns. With new state and federal regulations being studied which will ultimately dictate water quality standards for the community, education programs and pond improvements are being implemented to attempt compliance with them. It is important that residents understand that the ponds are not typically natural lakes or ponds, and the community will become responsible for the quality of the

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

The installation of aquatic plants in the pond flat areas around the outfall structures and around the pond perimeter will absorb some of the pollutants, as well as, help stabilize the pond slopes. These plantings will also attract/promote wildlife such as birds and fish. Starting this summer, the MPIII CDD is embarking on a multi-year program to install specially selected plants in our ponds that will filter runoff, improving the overall water quality as well as making our ponds more attractive. So, enjoy your community ponds and remember that you can also help make a difference. v

Meadow Pointe III is having a very special guest at our next CDD Meeting September 13 at 6:30pm. Sheriff Chris Nocco will be visiting us and discussing our community.

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water flowing from the ponds into the natural wetlands and other downstream water bodies. Residents should know that the major pollutants that come from lawns can be reduced and possibly replaced with more “green” forms of treatment. New “green” treatment options are evolving, so watch out for such products when you’re purchasing your lawn care products or discussing your options with your lawn care professional.

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MEAD W POINTE III INFO The MP III & IV Homeowner’s Association 2011 Annual Meeting Learn to Paint with Acrylics Open to residents and non-residents A new introductory painting class will begin September 8th for six, three-hour sessions through October 13, from 1:00-4:00 pm, at the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse. Learn the basics of painting, color theory, and composition by doing. A supply list will be furnished. $20 per session. To sign up, or for more infomation, call Arlene Wells, 813-482-1058


he Meadow Pointe III & IV Homeowner’s Association has scheduled its 2011 Annual Meeting for Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of New Tampa on County Line Road. The primary purpose of the meeting is to elect five homeowners to two-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors. A meeting notice and proxy/ballot is being mailed to every homeowner during the week of August 15.


Keep in mind, however, that no business, including the election of directors, can be conducted at the meeting without the participation, in person or by proxy, of a quorum of members, currently established at 635.

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

The current Board of Directors will convene a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 6th to vote on a proposal that can make the quo-

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

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 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, go to or call 813-949-9195.

Have you tried tennis recently?

Back to School Tennis Class registration The Tennis Courts are buzzing at Meadow Pointe 3. Fall 2011 Meadow Pointe 3 tennis class registration starts August 1st. 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 Page 22


“QuickStart Tennis for kids ages 10 & under is tennis on smaller court dimensions with slower bouncing 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. September 2011

rum requirement a little smaller: State law now authorizes HOAs to suspend the voting privileges of all members who are more than 90 days delinquent in paying any amount owed to the association. The quorum requirement for meetings also was on the agenda at the Special Membership Meeting that had been scheduled for August 2. That meeting was called in order to register members’ votes on three amendments to the association’s governing documents, including one proposal for reducing the quorum requirement at election meetings. The August 2 meeting was recessed because too few members participated, either in person or by proxy. The meeting will reconvene following the Annual Meeting on September 6. - John Johnson

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C ommu n i t y S p o t l igh t

Hurricane Preparation: Evacuating Your Home Part 3 of 3 by Elizabeth B. Bolton, USF


Emergency Shelters

Know in advance where the emergency shelters are located. If there is more than one in your vicinity, know all the locations. The steps you should take in preparing for shelter depends on the type of emergency situation. For example, during a tornado you should go to an underground room if it is available. During a hurricane,

go to the most well fortified building in your location. These emergency shelters are usually announced well ahead of ahurricane warning.


Shelter in Place

• Close and lock all windows and exterior doors. • Turn off all fans, heating, and air conditioning systems. • Close the fireplace damper. • Get your disaster kit and make sure your radio is working. • Go to an interior room without windows that is above ground level. • Keep listening to your radio or television until you are told all is safe or that you are to evacuate. The length of your stay can range from a few hours to two weeks. During this time you should maintain a 24-hour communications and safety watch. Take turns with family in listening for radio broadcasts. • Assemble an emergency toilet, if necessary. Use a garbage container, pail, or bucket with a snug-fitting cover. If the container is small, use a larger container with a cover for waste disposal. Line both containers with plastic bags. After each use, pour or sprinkle a small amount of a regular household disinfectant, such as chlorine bleach, into the container to reduce odor or germs.


Predetermined Meeting Place

Have a predetermined destination for meeting your family in the event you are separated from them. This will save time and anxiety as well as minimize the confusion if you are told to evacuate. Have some prior arrangements with friends or family who may provide temporary shelter in case of emergency.


Children at School

Have a plan for who is to pick up the children from school or how they will be taken care of and by whom.


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Have a plan for caring for animals in the event of an emergency evacuation. Make plans for where they will be sheltered.

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Upcoming Meeting Speakers The following speakers will be presenting to the Noon Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel during the month of September. The club meets each Wednesday from 12:15-1:15pm at Pagelli’s Italiano in the Shops at Wiregrass (BB Downs Blvd. & SR 56 in Wesley Chapel).

Sept. 7th Ben Turner, President of Philips & Jordan, telling the story of his company’s clean-up of the World Trade Center on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US.

Sept. 14th Steve Jerve, Chief Meteorologist at WFLA News Channel 8, on Hurricane Season

Noon Rotary is seeking business, professional and community leaders to commit to high ethical standards and service above self. If you

are interested in attending a meeting or would like to know more about Rotary, please contact David West at 813909-4616.

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Sc h o o l N e w s

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29040 County Line Rd. Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 813-794-1900 Principal: Todd Cluff

Double Branch Elementary 31500 Chancey Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-0400 Principal: Peggy Lewis John Long Middle School teachers and staff were treated to a Welcome Back Breakfast provided by the JLMS PTSA on

August 15th. The PTSA wishes everyone at John Long Middle School a great school year!

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make sure clothing meets the dress code requirements. Students must secure electronic devices, money, jewelry, etc. at all times. Failure to secure valuables may result in LOSS or theft, and the school is not responsible.

Calendar Sept. 5: Labor Day Holiday (No School) Sept. 12: Open House

Portables and Rainy Days With 2000 students, we have 19 portables that most students will use during the day. Please plan on providing your child with rain gear or a small umbrella (to fit in book bag or locker) for rainy days. Florida weather is unpredictable and we do not cancel classes in the portables when it rains. Plan accordingly.

Dress Code/Security of valuables Students shall wear modest clothing of such style and design as shall be consistent with community standards as determined by the school principal. As you make summer back to school purchases, please Page 26

Sand Pine Elementary A note from the Principal Sand Pine Families, Welcome to the start of the 2011-2012 school year! This year we would liketo encourage everyone to BE A BUCKET FILLER. In the book, How Full Is Your Bucket?,the authors share a concept that we are adopting here at Sand Pine. The theory is:“Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful.

Wiregrass Ranch H. S. 2909 Mansfield Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-6000 Principal: Ray Bonti

to fill other people’s buckets — by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions — we also fill our own bucket. But whenwe use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets — by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions — we diminish ourselves. Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic. But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

other’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice—one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.” With the goal of helping to fill each other’s buckets, the staff is excited to bring the concept of “Bucket Filling” to the students of Sand Pine. As we start the school year, we will be encouraging ways the students can positively impact what happens all over the school by helping to fill each others’ buckets. More information will be shared throughout the year on how everyone can be a part of Bucket Filling.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one an-

—Todd Cluff Principal, Sand Pine Elementary

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MEAD W POINTE IV INFO Clubhouse Corner

Mailbox Medic


oes your mailbox have wood damage, need repaired, or painted. Sam Ogden, the mailbox medic has been repairing and painting mailboxes in Meadow Pointe and the surrounding area for the last year and a half. In fact, it’s possible many of you reading this have utilized his services. A basic restoration cost is $30. The process consists of cleaning the mailbox with mildew cleaner, removing the box and numbers, sanding the entire post and arms, and filling in all exposed cracks with spackle/sealant. The post and arms are then painted with the required Meadow Pointe colors and the box and numbers are put back on and reattached to the post. If there is major or minor repairs Sam, will assess what needs to be done in order to get your mailbox back to pristine condition. If needed, he can even replace the post if it is beyond repair. Call Sam Ogden, the Mailbox Medic, at 813-406-4545 and get your mailbox restored.

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Welcome Back to school

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Have a great school year!

Date: Saturday October 8th , 2011 Time: 10am – 2pm Location: MPIV Clubhouse

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The MP III & IV Homeowner’s Association 2011 Annual Meeting


he Meadow Pointe III & IV Homeowner’s Association has scheduled its 2011 Annual Meeting for Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of New Tampa on County Line Road. The primary purpose of the meeting is to elect five homeowners to two-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors. A meeting notice and proxy/ballot is being mailed to every homeowner during the week of August 15. Keep in mind, however, that no business, including the election of directors, can be conducted at the meeting without the participation, in person or by proxy, of a quorum of members, currently established at 635. The current Board of Directors will convene a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 6th to vote on a proposal that can make the quorum requirement a little smaller: State law now authorizes HOAs to suspend the voting privileges of all members who are more than 90 days delinquent in paying any amount owed to the association. The quorum requirement for meetings also was on the agenda at the Special Membership Meeting that had been scheduled for August 2. That meeting was called in order to register members’ votes on three amendments to the association’s governing documents, including one proposal for reducing the quorum requirement at election meetings. The August 2 meeting was recessed because too few members participated, either in person or by proxy. The meeting will reconvene following the Annual Meeting on September 6. - John Johnson Page 29


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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

View schedule and sign up at or call 813-949-9195 for more information.


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

Hours of Operation: Sun-Sat 9AM-9PM

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Classes for adults. Thursdays $15/class, paid by the month (a 3 month course), includes notebook. Call for Appt. Call Patricia Rios (813) 388-9416

Times: Mon. 6:30pm Low Impact/ beginners; 7:30pm Regular; Thur. 7:30pm Regular

SWIM LESSONS American Red Cross Swim Lessons for children and adults are now available through September. Private one on one Instruction. Free 15 Minute Introductory Lesson. Call for more info: (813) 618-6325.

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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: September 13th 11:30 AM HOA BOARD President: John Johnson Vice President: Diane Horner Devco Rep: Mark Sifford Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: September 6th 6:30 PM Page 30

Cost: $5.00 Date: September 8th, 2011 Time: 10AM Location: MPIV Clubhouse Contact: Nancy Montoya @ 516-384-3366 E-mail: Come and enjoy working on crafts with your children ages 3-5. Perfect time to get to know other moms within our community while spending quality time with your children. The cost is $5.00 per child and includes the days craft and a healthy snack. If you would like

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to participate please contact Nancy Montoya at 516-3843366 or email nmontoya17@ to sign up. Our first class will meet Thursday September 8th, 2011, 10AM at the Meadow Pointe IV clubhouse. Hope to see you there!





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he most common question I am asked by parents is “What is two-phase treatment and do my children really need to have braces twice?” Well, yes and no. Today, approximately 35% of kids have their orthodontic treatment done in two stages. The first is an interceptive phase beginning between ages 7-10, and the second is the “finishing stage”, or full set

of braces, which usually begins around 12-13. The reason for doing treatment this way is quite simple- it helps to prevent having permanent teeth pulled and it improves the overall results in many cases. The jaw bones are much easier to manipulate at the 8-10 age range. So, if there are jaw bone related issues such as narrow

arches with crowding, cross bite, large overbite or underbite, the orthodontist can “intercept” and correct these types of problems early. This allows growth and development to continue normally until all the permanent teeth have erupted, at which point comprehensive treatment with full braces can be initiated. In this way we eliminate crowding so severe that permanent teeth need to be removed. We also prevent impactions and other space related problems that often develop. Kids with overbites or underbites eliminate the need for extensive treatment or even surgery later, and get the social benefit of looking better at a younger age.

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Economic Development Committee

The intent of the Wesley Chapel Economic Development committee is to encourage, assist and facilitate economic growth in the Wesley Chapel area. The committee is chaired by Chamber member, Jeff Miller and co-chaired by Chamber member Lutfi Jadallah.

By Jeff Miller

The Economic Development Committee meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:30am – 12:30pm at American Consulting Engineers located at 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel 33544. Each meeting features a guest speaker who brings business relevant topics to the group.

he Wesley Chapel Economic Development Committee is a pro-business arm of The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. The focus of this committee is to provide resources to start-up, relocating and existing/expanding businesses within the membership of the Chamber; providing business education and training; facilitating networking and partnerships; and formulating responsible public policy to ensure that businesses and residents of Meadow Pointe have the resources,

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B a c k T o Sc h o o l

Matthew Mueller, giving his sister a good luck hug!

Joey Basi, Danny Khalil, and Logan Foster on their first day of JLMS Middle School.


Allison Mueller, on her way to her first day of third grade at Sand Pine Elementary School.

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Community Photos Community Fair put on through Truth Conquerors Soccer Academy

The WELL of Life Church sponsored community Easter Egg Hunt

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September 2011


Meadow Pointe has a new community Facebook page, brought to you by YOUR Community Newsletters and area businesses. Become a Fan of your community’s Facebook page and be registered to win exciting prizes. PRizes iNClUde: Annual Membership at shapes (worth $440) Monthly $100 Gift Certificates for The shops at Wiregrass.


e are excited about providing a destination for the families of Meadow Pointe to share news about their family activities, social gatherings, seasonal events, pictures, videos and general information about community news and happenings. The Meadow Pointe Facebook page is just another way YOUR Community Newsletters is providing a resource to keep you informed of the exciting

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.

Visit and become a fan today! MEADOW Pointe NEWS

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MEAD W POINTE NEWS photo album

Curtis & Aysia

Caiden Armstrong.

Tanner Davis.

Watching the Bucs Night Practice.

Aysia Lige.

Catfish in the flooded streets of Copperleaf.

Monty (St Bernard) and Skippy.

Jenna and Hailey at Wiregrass mall

Mihir (4 years) and Mahi (7 months).

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Caiden & Nicole Armstrong.

Watching the Bucs Night Practice.

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Send photos to cmatter1@ tampabay. and go to www. YCNpublishing for all extra photos and videos from residents. MEADOW Pointe NEWS


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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 Licence Auto Reg. . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 939-6020 Government Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 996-7341 Hartline (HART info Line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 254-4278 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 40

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*Vehicle and tires must be continuously maintained by Heritage Ford at manufacturer’s mileage and time intervals.



**WAC, excludes tax, tag, title, first month’s payment, and dealer fee. $2,000 cash down or trade equity.


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c l a s s i f i e d s Meadow Pointe residents can list items for sale and/ or services needed at no charge. Up to 45 words. For your convenience, classifieds may be send via email to (Meadow Pointe News Classifieds:) Meadow Pointe News reserves the right to revise, reclassify, edit or refuse any classified advertisement. Personal information, such as name and address,

[Services] Honor roll student looking for summer babysitting job, 15yo Seven Oaks resident. Club and pool access. Day or evening hours. $10 an hour. 407-417-7136 or 813-713-9086. Cluttered closets, garages or storage units? I’ll sell your items on ebay! Please call Ami @ 813-838-1388. Parker Family Child Care Home Openings available for infant to 3 years old. No Registration Fees. CPR and First Aid Certified. Meals and Snacks Provided. Located right here in Meadow Pointe. Open since 2003. Lic# F23PA0024. Mari Parker 813.994.7876 or 813.404.5151

[Goods] FOR SALE Upholstery All types-specializing in sofas, chairs, bar stools, etc. Call Sheryl at 813245-9719. Competitive pricing.

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


FOR SALE. Coral pink Nintendo Ds Lite. It is in like-new condition with no scratches or wear. It comes with 2 stylus pens, wall charger, canvas case and 5 games (2 are Mario). I have all of the original boxes and manuals. Asking $140 OBO. 838-1388 or FOR SALE. Epson Stylus XC 6400 Printer / Copier, all-in-one multifunction. Instructions included, $50. Contact: Sandra 813541-5442 FOR SALE. HP PhotoSmart 8450 Inject Printer for photos ‘NEW’. $50. Contact: Sandra 813-541-5442 FOR SALE. Bonzai Water Runner, 6 foot in diameter, inflatable. ‘NEW’ in original box. $50. Contact: Sandra 813-541-5442 For Sale Body Shower Interaktiv Body Shower- $500 obo. New in box never used, Interaktiv Body Shower 06549000. E-mail to

For Sale $100 Audio Tower by Bell’O AT423T 4-Shelves. Great Condition. E-mail to FOR SALE: Orange lake timeshare located in Kissimmee Fl., sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath full kitchen, dining room week 28, price $7500. Close to amusement parks, activities on grounds. call 907-6317 FOR SALE: 150 pcs bronze ware diner setcherry handles, wooden case $125. call 907-6317. FOR SALE: 4 Sling Back Chairs for Patio. Bronze Color Metal Frames. $50. Contact: 813746-4818 FOR SALE: 1997 Honda Accord EX. A one owner car. Less than 125,000 miles. 25 mpg. New tires at 110,000 miles. We have the service records. For value, check the Kelly Blue Book, call 9075549.

Oak ManOr HOrse BOarding inc.

Full Service Equestrian Facility

The Well of Life Church leading a better life through Christ

We offer: Horse Boarding / Lessons / Shows / Training / Summer Camps! We specialize in Hunters / Jumpers / Equitation. For inFormation contact: Tracy Rodriguez (Boarding)

813-310-0849 or Jan Uiterwyk (Trainer)

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1 FREE LESSON when you buy 3!

Sunday mornings at 10:30am

1449 Firewheel Dr. Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 813-892-0695

Also special lesson package prices available!

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Meadow Pointe News, September 2011  

Volume 2, Issue 2. A Community Newsletter for Meadow Pointe Residents.

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