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A Community Magazine for Tampa Palms area Residents

Volume 3, Issue 4 January 2012

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e are excited about providing a destination for the families of Tampa Palms to share news about their family activities, social gatherings, seasonal events, pictures, videos and general information about community news and happenings. The Tampa Palms 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 Tampa Palms 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@ Thank you Tampa Palms for your patronage and support.

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Letter Woo Hoo! Happy New Year! 2013….amazing! I am ready to get it kicked off to a great start. I hope you are, as well. We will be working on more editorial to keep you informed of what is going on in the community and nearby. Any suggestions you may have, are always welcome. We think of many things, however, we cannot think of everything. Your participation with articles, editorial ideas, event notices, school news, scout news, charities, and lots of pictures are what make your newsletter the best. We really enjoyed all of the entries that came in for the Christmas Coloring Contest. There sure are a lot of talented children in this community. Can you imagine how hard it was to pick just one? You would not want that job. If you have


Association Information TPOA Administration Community Director: Jo Ann Conrad Property Manager: Bonnie French 16101 Compton Drive M-F 9 AM - 5 PM 977-3337 Fax: 978-8067

CDD Board of Supervisors Gene Field Patty Maney Andy Miller Randy Marlowe Bill Shimer

Board of Directors

One Source (Landscaping Contractor) Joe Laird, Project Manager 267-1756

President Bill Edwards, 972-4238

Tampa Palms Parks

Vice-President Jake Schoolfield, 998-2620 Secretary Barbara Shimer, 971-8063 Treasurer Dudley Bryant, 977-7630


Office: 16311 Tampa Palms Bvd Tampa, Fl 33647 813 977-3933 813 977-6571 FAX Consultant Maggie Wilson, TPOA 977-3933 Fax: 977-6571

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a child who entered, please let them know that their drawing was viewed and we thought they did an excellent job. The winner’s picture is displayed inside, along with four runner up pictures. Again, many thanks to our young artists. As you know, next month is already Valentine’s Day. I have a wonderful idea. Send in a “special message” for a loved one and we will post it in the February issue. 30 words or less please. There will be a page dedicated to these messages and your “special someone” will be looking to see if you included them. Email messages to and make sure to state your name, community, and the message. Happy New Year! May it be the best year ever for you!

Cindi Matter

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Please send in your articles, resident stories, photos, club calendar updates & Tampa Palms community news

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19034 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL • (813) 631-1911 • © 2013 Palms Magazine. All rights reserved. Palms Magazine is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Tampa Palms area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Palms Magazine is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Tampa Palms Association or Tampa Palms Country Club. Tampa Palms Country Club logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Palms Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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Celebrating 55 Years Celebrating 55 Years The Gift of of Planning Holiday Parties of Planning Holiday Parties Membership Celebrate


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Corporate celebrations Client appreciations Luncheons and golf outings Holiday feasts to go and more!

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To find out more, contact your club’s Private Event Director!


Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club 813-972-1991


ime is running out for you to join Tampa’s Premier Club, Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, under the incredible Gift of Membership Offer. We have extended the expiration date to January 31, 2013! For a limited time only, you are able to join any category of Membership without paying the customary initiation fee and enjoy your first month of dues complimentary!!! As


*Limit one per booking. Offer valid for new, qualified bookings made with a private event contract and required deposit; private event subject to minimum revenue requirements. Offer expires 12/30/12. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Contact club for details. ©ClubCorp USA, Inc. All rights reserved. 17480 0612 KP


a New Member, you will receive a Passport of Certificates for club usage valued at $1000! This offer is only good through the month of January!!

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Club News Spa News What shape is your skin in? You’ve found the perfect holiday outfit, but how is your skin looking? Our esthetician’s recommendation to get your skin looking it’s best in the least amount of time, is a Glycolic treatment followed with Microdermabrasion. This dual therapy promotes deep exfoliation by loosening and removing dead skin and debris, leaving beautifully polished, radiant skin. Paula Aghoian Licensed Esthetician. 813-632-1676

Youth Programs School’s Out Day Camp Tuesday, January 22 Regular Time: 9am to 2pm $35 per child ($45 non members) Extended Hours: 8am to 6:30pm, $50 per child ($60 non members) Activities include swimming, tennis, outdoor activities, games, crafts, movies and snack. Lunch can be bagged, or purchased off our special camper lunch menu for $5. Call to reserve a place for your child, 813-632-1676. Minimum of 5 Children needed to run the camp.

Karate Classes


The Pro Karate Center was established to promote good mental health, physical fitness, and self defense through the Okinawan style of karate, Isshinryu. Isshinryu’s main objective is the perfection of oneself through both physical and mental development. As students learn the art of self defense they acquire selfconfidence, humility, and the ability to concentrate. Isshinryu Karate combines a well-rounded exercise program with important advantages over other styles. At Pro Karate Center we understand the problems unique to youngsters, and concerns parents naturally have. This well organized, professionally planned children’s Isshinryu program is designed to help parents in the task of  building a child’s self confidence, self discipline, positive outlook, and self esteem. They learn to take pride in themselves and their accomplishments.   The Pro Karate Center offers a satellite program of classes right here at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. We feel our programs are the best the area has to offer featuring well– organized classes for children, teens, and adults.

4 hours and 12 minutes. When playing please keep in mind a few simple things to help your fellow members enjoy their round as well:


behind the group in front of you, not in front of the group behind you

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Adv. Youth (Blue +) 4:55 - 5:40 pm Adults (ages 16+) 5:45 - 6:45 pm

Saturday: Beg. Youth (W,Y,O) 11:05 - 11:50 am Adv. Youth (Blue+) 11:55 - 12:40 am

Individual Monthly Fees The program is progressive and classes are recommended for two days/week but the following option is available for those who cannot make the two day/week commitment. 2 days a wk: . . Members $85 1 day a wk: . . . Members $50 Adult : . . . . . Members $60 Additional fee: $40 one time registration fee.

Fitness Tips: Attitude is Really Everything by Joanna van der Laan When it comes to living healthy, a negative attitude can sabotage the best laid plans for your fitness and

Logical vs. Emotional Mind This article was provided by Gina P. Home Exercise/Coach Logical-vs.-Emotional-Mind.asp

When you decide it’s time to eat better and start working out again, it is usually an emotionally based decision. After all, it’s more fun to eat junk and be lazy. However, there was probably some emotional pain you experienced that motivated you to want to make a change such as being disgusted with your reflection in the mirror or unhappy that your clothes don’t fit. In this case, emotional decisions are good because they motivate you to make a change in the right direction. However, there are times when emotional decision making can backfire. When you think, “I am really feeling down right now and I will feel better if I have some ice cream,” you are being driven by an emotional response. Emotional responses are dangerous when they cause you to do something against Continued on page 8

Golf Etiquette Practices would like to remind everyone of a couple of common golf etiquette practices when at Tampa Palms. We would like for everyone to enjoy their round of golf here at the club and make it enjoyable for all. The number 1 reason golfers have stopped playing the game is due to the length of time it takes to play 18 holes. An average 18 hole round of golf should take no more than

Beg. Youth (W,Y,O) 4:05 - 4:50 pm

health goals. Living well is a direct correlation with a positive attitude. Keep smiling and try to surround yourself with positive people and influences, while you look for the good in daily business and personal activities.

• Your place on the golf course is

• Choose a set of tees appropriate for your skill level

• Each member of a group should

proceed directly to his or her ball. The group should not travel as a pack, going to first to one ball, then the next, and so on.

• If sharing a cart, don’t drive to the first ball, wait for the first player to

hit, then head to the second ball. Drop the first player off at his ball, drive on ahead to the second ball. The first player should walk over to the cart as the second player is playing his shot.

only to have to return to the original spot to replay a shot.

• Never hold up play because you’re

• When using a cart on a cart-path-

in the middle of a conversation. Put the conversation on hold, take your stroke, then continue the conversation.

• When you think your shot might

I hope the above tips will help make everyone’s round at Tampa Palms more enjoyable, and on the road to better pace of play times. If there is anything I can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to contact me.

only day, be sure to take a couple of clubs with you when you walk from the cart to the ball. This way, you won’t have to return to the cart if you discover you didn’t bring the appropriate club. have landed out of bounds or be lost, immediately hit a provisional ball. Don’t walk ahead to search,

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your greater goal. When you cater to them, you are giving up longterm true happiness (weight loss and feeling good about yourself) with short-term pleasure (eating the ice cream). If you stop yourself and remind yourself—‘emotional versus logical’ you will realize that logically you will feel even worse after eating the ice cream, and then you will be able to sidestep the emotional response that drives you to eat. Sometimes it is self-sabotage that is the emotional response that derails you. For instance, if you go off your diet, emotionally you might start thinking, “See, I can’t do this, I am too weak. What is the point in trying. I am just going to eat what I want and accept that I will stay overweight.” Or, even worse, “I have already messed up this week, I am just going to eat what I want and start over Monday.” Emotionally, this feels good because you let yourself off the hook and you comfort yourself by saying that you will go back on your plan on Monday so it’s OK to enjoy yourself now. However, when thinking ‘emotional versus logical’ you realize that you will just put on more weight this week that you will have to take off come Monday, so you are just shooting yourself in the foot. Before making your next decision regarding food and eating, check in with yourself with the question ‘emotional versus logical—what is really going on?’ Even if you don’t end up changing your behavior, just being conscious of what makes your mind tick will be helpful to identify how you struggle and the various ways your mind likes to play tricks on you. When a kid is acting up and starts to get really whiney and emotional, and you can tell you are not getting anywhere, you might have him or her ‘cool off’ with some quiet time before continuing on his or her day. This allows the emotion to dissipate. Give yourself the same Page 8

time to ‘cool off’ before you make a decision that will harm you in the end. The mind is so powerful—it can be your biggest ally or your worst enemy. It is possible to stop your thoughts in their tracks and turn them around in an instance—the power is inside you! All of our decisions ultimately are based on either a logical response or an emotional one. If you can identify the source of a decision you are about to make as being logical or emotional, you gain control over your actions. All actions begin with a thought, and while you are still at the ‘thought’ part and not yet at the ‘action’ part, you still have time and ability to make a change.

Tennis Tampa Palms Jr. Tennis Academy Quickstart Tennis The USTA has passed new rules governing competition for 10 and under tennis tournaments. The new rules require that 10 and under tennis be played using slower moving and lower bouncing ball on smaller courts and utilizing shorter, lighter rackets.  10 and Under Tennis is designed around the same concepts as Little League Baseball and other Youth Sports such as soccer and basketball, all of which use equipment and court/field sizes scaled to the size of young children. This allows children to achieve success the first time out, and, sustain that success as they continue to develop their skills.   Quickstart: This is a new format for 10 and under children just learning to play Tennis.  It is designed to bring kids into the game utilizing a shorter court , smaller rackets, and lighter balls.  2 Star: The player has received previous instruction and is familiar with the basic strokes such as forehand, backhand and volley. Continued on page 10

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The player is in need of developing service, overhead and improving rallying skills. 3 Star: Player has received previous instruction and is familiar with all strokes. Player has begun to develop strokes to include spins and placement and can maintain a rally beyond 4 shots. This player has begun to formulate some basic playing strategies. Footwork and proper technique is emphasized in this class.   Tournament Tough: This is an invitation only class designed for players dedicated to improving their tennis games in preparation for tournament and or league play.  Footwork, proper technique, drills, strategy and match play is heavily

emphasized in this class. Advanced Academy: Oriented primarily toward competitive High School tennis players, this brand new (invitation only) class will emphasize the development of those skills necessary to compete at the High School level. Focusing on tennis-specific fitness/hitting drills, shot selection, and situational match strategies will be the priorities in Tampa Palms most intense and highest level class.

Class Days & Times Quickstart: Monday/Wednesday   3:30- 4:15 2 STAR: Monday/ Wednesday 3:30- 4:30 3 STAR: Tuesday/ Thursday 5:00- 6:30 Tournament Tough

Mon/ Wed. 4:30-6 pm. Advanced Academy: Mon/Wed. 4:30-6 pm.


Quickstart: $14 per session Guest: $16 per session 2 STAR $17 per session Guest:           $20 per session 3 STAR           $22 per session Guest:            $25 per session Tournament Tough:  $22 per session. Guest: $25 per session Advanced Academy:  $22 per session. Guest: $25 per session                                          Call the Pro Shop for more information or to sign up for classes at 813-632-1676.

Tenn s

To put a topspin on a serve in tennis takes a lot of practice and repetition. Mechanics and physics are needed to topspin a ball, so to use it in a serve definitely takes a lot of work - and a strong back. However, if you master the topspin in your serve, you will no doubt ace your opponents quite often.

Tip of the Month How to Put Topspin on a Tennis Serve

Topspins are some of the most difficult shots in tennis to return because of the unpredictable way the ball bounces. Physics and ball rotation control this feature. Just when you think a ball will bounce toward you, the ball has a spin and will bounce in the opposite direction. The method of perfecting a topspin in a serve is to know just where and how to hit the ball. It is more of a brushing or shaving the ball against the strings of a racket than it is a direct hit.

Hold a ball in your hand and look at it as if it were a clock. The 12:00 position is on top, 3:00 is on the right side, with 6 on the bottom and 9 on the left. When you topspin a ball, you will be sort of slicing down at it on the 3:00 side for a righty and 9:00 for the lefty and attempting to make the ball spin. You want to slice the ball and not slam it full force. Topspins are difficult, and you need to learn the tricks. Standing on the service line, you must arch your Page 10

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Tampa Palms has a great reputation for having one of the finest after school tennis programs in the area. All of our Tennis Professionals are USPTA certified and have a passion for what they do. They make learning the game of tennis a very positive experience by incorporating their knowledge in a fun and informative way. Your child will be grouped according to age and ability. Besides being taught the fundamentals of the game of tennis, we will also emphasize tennis court courtesy and good sportsmanship. Tennis is a lifetime sport. Now is a great time to get your child in our tennis program to learn a “sport for a lifetime.” The Ball is in your Court. v

back a tad more than with a normal serve. Toss the ball up high, slightly behind your ear. As you bring your racket down for the serve, brush or shave the ball as if you were sort of chopping at it. You want the ball to spin down, not slam down. The ball has to graze the strings to set it into a spin. It takes a lot of practice to master the topspin, not to mention learning to use it in a serve. You can see the action of a topspin by bouncing a tennis ball on the ground repeatedly. Keeping your strings aimed up and down, you can paddle a ball over and over again. Because of the way you are holding the racket, you can see and control where the ball bounces. Now turn the racket so the strings are side to side and try to paddle the ball against the strings with a slicing action, keeping the strings of the racket in the side-to-side position. Bounce the ball over and over again. It will seem as though you are chopping it, rather than hitting it. Because the racket is at an awkward tilt, you are forced to slice at the ball in order to keep it bouncing. At this point you can see how the ball will spin when you slice it just right. You will also see that when the ball bounces, it is spinning and does not exactly bounce straight up and down. Once the ball hits the ground, it heads off into another direction. This is a topspin motion. By slowly and mechanically incorporating this side tilt into your wrist action, you will, with lots of practice, be topspinning your serve. The key is to get the feel for spinning the ball. Once you do, it is game, set, match after that. By Thomas Judson, Head Tennis Professional Palms Magazine

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Ask The Experts

Local Wesley Chapel Man Uncovers $158,720 Home Insurance Scheme


t seems local homeowners are unknowingly throwing away hundreds of dollars each year on home insurance. According to Steve Barry, the average homeowner in this area pays about $320 more per year than they may have to. “In 2011 alone, 496 local homeowners paid a combined $158,720 in unnecessary insurance fees. I think a lot of people are getting overcharged

without even knowing it,” says Barry. Barry, the owner of the Steve Barry Great Florida Insurance Agency says he made this startling discovery after hisagency added the savings for clients in the area. “I always knew a lot of homeowners were paying way too much on their policies, but I never realized just how much until earlier this year,” says Barry. Local resident Carmen Fonseca found out firsthand. “Steve saved us $509 a year from where we had our (previous) insurance,” reports Fonseca. According to Barry, the average homeowner was overpaying by 24% ($320 per year). Some local homeowners were getting overcharged by as much as 67%. “I think it’s a shame that people are commonly being misled by greedy insurance agents who care more about making a big commission check than saving their clients money. As a result, many homeowners are basically flushing away hundreds of dollars right down the drain,” says Barry. With recent layoffs in the area and real estate foreclosures dominating the headlines, Mr. Barry believes it’s

time local residents received some good news, “I think people are tired of being told that they can’t save money on home insurance. I know that for some people, saving $300 or $400 per year could make a real difference in their lives.” The Barry Agency, which prides itself on “offering better coverage at lower prices” shops around more than 15 different providers to find the best rates available. The agency was recently appointed by a select group of “A” rated carriers to carry out a competitive home insurance program that other agencies in the area don’t have access to. Focused on a set of nine separate discounts, the program offers tremendous savings opportunities to homes built between 1983 and 2012 and manufactured homes built after 1995. Clients who have had their roof replaced or completed a “Wind Mitigation Inspection” can also expect to save hundreds in addition to the outrageously low rates that are available to local residents.

“People who are looking to save some money on their home insurance are urged to call our office today. All calls are kept strictly confidential and take around five minutes to complete, plus we even guarantee same day callbacks,” says Barry. You can call 813991-6969 to find out if you qualify. This program expires soon. The Barry Agency Steve Barry has owned agenies throughout Florida since his start in 1981 with State Farm Insurance. Over the years Steve has expanded to multiple locations and is proud of the Great Florida name since the inception in 1992. “Our business is built on trust and quality service. We’re always on call,” says Barry. Barry attributes much of his agency’s success to his strong team. To contact the Barry Agency or to receive a FREE no-obligation quote, call 813-991-6969 or You can visit Steve’s website at v


Prior Insurance Company Average Savings

State Farm ........................................$1,700 Citizens .................................................$975 American Integrity................................. $700 St. John’s ..............................................$487 St Florida Peninsula ................................ $415

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Community News

Spot a Stroke




centers using scientifically proven, evidence-based methods to guide the treatment of their stroke patients. At Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, every stroke patient gets a CT scan of the brain and laboratory tests as soon as they arrive at the hospital so doctors may determine what kind of stroke the patient is having. “The hospital has the only 128 slice CT’s in Tampa Bay (one of which is exclusively dedicated to the emergency room) providing faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment for stroke patients,” says Michael Longley, MD, emergency room physician.


Drooping Weakness Difficulty to call 911

Florida Hospital Earns Stroke Center Certification


fter undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating the hospital can meet and exceed nationally developed standards for stroke care, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

The certification means the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel stroke response staff are following the best methods to fast-track patients suspected of stroke so that doctors can begin brain-saving treatments immediately. Research has shown that stroke patients treated at Primary Stroke Centers have better outcomes. This is the result of stroke

Each year about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s third leading cause of death. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.

Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s statements and guidelines for stroke care. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel wants people to know the warning signs of a stroke and what to do. A good way to remember the warning signs of stroke is FAST. F: Face numbness or weakness on one side of body A: Arm numbness or weakness on one side of body S: Speech slurred or difficulty speaking or understanding T: Time to immediately call 911 In potential stroke situations time is of the essence. Please seek medical help immediately. v

The Festival of

Chocolate January 19-21, 2013

The Ultimate All-Chocolate Shopping, Interactive, Educational Event is back at MOSI! the festival of chocolate is included with paid admission to Mosi for nonmembers. nonmember advance adult ticket purchases on website receive 2 complimentary coins. Mosi members save over 50% on admission, and Mosi member children 12 and under are free. MuseuM of science & industry 4801 e. fowler Ave., tAMpA 813-987-6000 •

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Business Spotlight

“Where Kids Monkey Around” Monkey Bizness


ant a safe, clean, climate controlled playground, where you can sit and watch your kids play while enjoying a gourmet cup of coffee, latte, or cappuccino? Located in The Shops at Wiregrass near Dillard’s is a place amusingly called Monkey Bizness, which is owned and operated by husband and wife, Brad and Kristin Green. The couple had a vision of a clean comfortable place where they could bring their two young boys to play. Although many doors were shut in pursuit of their dream, this did not deter the couple. After many sacrifices the Green’s dream came to fruition. Monkey Bizness opened its doors in July 2012.

The 6,100-square-foot indoor playcenter offers a colorful, over-sized soft play structure and other play equipment for kids up through age 7. Offering open play time seven days a week, it also features an art room stocked with supplies and will soon feature an Xbox Kinect concept for the children to enjoy. Parents can play along with their kids or enjoy Seattle’s Best coffee as they watch from one of two cafe areas that overlook the play area. Forget your child’s snacks? No worries, they offer a variety of healthy snacks-to-go. Monkey Bizness is part of a Denver-based franchise operation that has a dozen indoor family fun centers in five states.

Monkey Bizness not only is a family-oriented facility but also supports bringing new jobs into the community. Kristin, a former High School teacher in Pinellas County, has hired 3 local high school students and 7 college students. Kristin believes it’s important to teach our young adults how to balance school, work, family and community obligations. The staff is coached on creating a comfortable environment for the families by greeting each family by name to build rapport.

and enjoy an instructed art hour on Wednesdays at 11am. A passionate Kristin says, “It makes me tear up when I see a young child cry because they don’t want to leave. My children feel the same way. And so do I!”

Families can enjoy a discounted entry at Monkey Bizness on Tuesday’s and Friday’s Family Night. Also on Tuesdays children can listen and color along at the 10:30am story time;

For more information visit them on Facebook, their website or call 813-388-2922. v

Every parent must experience this convenient and enjoyable “home away from home” soon! Monkey Bizness opens at 9am each morning. They also offer “Drop n’ Shop” events and fun-filled private and semi-private Birthday Parties!

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Rotary NEWS Speakers at the Rotary Club of New Tampa January Schedule January is Rotary Awareness Month and thus the speakers are more internal in nature. We would be delighted to have you join us. 1/4/13: Dean Moez Limayem, USF Coll of Business: Leader in Business Analytics

List of Officers for the Rotary Club of New Tampa’s 2013-2014 Rotary Year. Vice President: Mathew Palmer President Elect: Frank Moore Secretary: Brice Wolford Treasurer: Matt Urbanovsky Service Director: Tom Gruber Fund Raising Director: Paul Suppicich

1/18/13: Ed Green, International Golfing Fellowship for Rotarians

Membership: Eric Longphee

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Community NEWS Young People Show Their Dedication to the Cause

Left to right- Scott McCance, a Florida Oldtimers committee member, Thomas Mantz, Feeding America Tampa Bay, CEO, and Neil Armstrong, Goals For A Cause founder.

Florida Oldtimer’s Hockey Association 3rd Annual Goals For A Cause The Florida Oldtimers Hockey Association held its 3rd Annual Goals For A Cause on November 23rd through November 25th.

The Hennesseys team won the Divsion I title and the Killer Bees won the Division II title. Frank Daly was the recepient of the 2012 “Unsung Hero” award. The real winners were the players and people who contributed. They exceeded their goal and presented a check for $6,650 to Feeding America, along with contibuting 350 pounds of food.

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“I wanted to get involved with Relay for Life because of the close community it forms. Everyone has a cancer story and Relay brings everyone together because of those stories.

“It’s not too late to get involved with the New Tampa Relay for Life. You can register online with an existing team or create a new team by going to .

The 18-hour event recognizes the strides made in cancer research and brings hope to those battling the disease. It also recognizes those who won their fight, the caregivers and those who have passed away. This year I am part of an exceptional committee and I believe the 2013 Relay for Life will bring the New Tampa community even closer. It is astonishing to me how a disease so devastating can bring such a large group of people together for a

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Community News Extra Door Prize tickets are available by donating $1 for one ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Donations will go towards the club’s service projects for the year.

New Tampa Woman’s Club Bunko Fundraiser The Fundraising Committee is preparing for the GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa’s 2nd Annual Bunko! Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 26th 7 to 9 pm! It will be held again at St. Andrew’s Church. Tickets are $20, which include the game, food and refreshments! Please bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to “Feeding America”, and receive a free Door Prize ticket.

We are still in need of card tables for the event. Please contact Anne Desrosiers ( or Marybeth Howley (mbhowley@ if you have any to lend.

New Tampa Jr. Woman’s Club Night of 5000 On March 2nd, the GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club will host the sixteenth annual Night of 5000 charity event. This year’s theme, All that JAZZ, promises to be an evening to remember. This semi-formal evening will be held at the Embassy Suites on Fowler Avenue. Guests to this

popular New Tampa community event will be invited to socialize, dine to a plated dinner, bid on live and silent auction items, have fun at the casino tables, and dance the night away. The GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club is proud to announce that one of the beneficiaries for the Night of 5000 is the Resources in Community Hope (R.I.C.H.) House in Tampa’s Sulfur Springs neighborhood. The R.I.C.H. House was formed in 2000 and is operated by the Tampa Police Department. The main objective is to weed out the element that is holding a neighborhood back, be it criminal or economic,

and seed in elements that will allow the neighborhood to prosper and thrive.The R.I.C.H. House offers children a safe house where they can go after school to study and learn, instead of being left on the streets to be targeted by gangs. The children are encouraged to give back to the community by doing volunteer work within their neighborhood. For more information about this Gala event or to donate please contact: Jolie Frankfurth, Sponsorships & Advertising - Michele Small, Auction Donations – Carmela Johnson, Venue & Entertainment –

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December Charity Luncheon by Ann MacKinnon

he ladies met at Compton Park for their annual potluck charity luncheon. This is one of two meetings throughout the year where they welcome the spokespeople from each charity they sponsor and present them with their donations. Charlotte Hogue, Charities Chairperson, introduced each of the groups receiving checks. Brenda Simpson, of Oasis, a nonprofit organization that works closely with the Hillsborough County School District, is in their 11th year of providing basic needs to lower income

students and their families. Brenda described the opportunities for volunteers, which include sorting new and used clothing, toiletries and household goods. They always welcome volunteers and donations. Christy Raile, President of Halo Academy, a co-educational private school specializing in meeting the needs of children with various disabilities, was also present. Now in their 3rd year, the school serves 17 students, offering speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy as well as meeting the students’ emotional and educational

Carrie Burke graciously received a donation for Kids and Canines, an organization that has at-risk teens train assistance dogs for special needs children and disabled adults. As part of the Hillsborough County School District, they have been able to remarkably transform teen’s lives as well as benefit the disabled. God’s Pedal Power Director Mike Olsen shared that the bicycle ministry is now in its 15th year. Olsen said that while the ministry was started for children, it now serves adults as well because many adults cannot afford a car. He and his wife Karen organized a bicycle repair shop and oversee the distribution operations to meet the high demand, especially during the holiday season. He said if it weren’t for the generosity of bike shop owners and clubs like the TPWC, they wouldn’t be able to help so many people. Members of TPWC had loaded the stage behind the podium with donated

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children’s toys and gifts, which will be given to needy children at Tampa Palms Elementary and Lawton Chiles Elementary Schools. Both Principal Keenan of TPE and Amy Bolt of LCE were on hand to accept the donated gifts for their lower income students. They both described the joy and delight on the faces of the children when they receive their donated presents. Officer Debbie was on hand to gratefully accept a donation to the R.I.C.H. House. She described R.I.C.H. House as a “haven of last resort” for needy families. She assured the TPWC members, “You are uplifting a child and uplifting families and I thank you all.” The new officers for 2013 will be inducted into office at an installation luncheon on January 17th at Tampa Palms Country Club. President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Membership: Activities:

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New Tampa Nature Park is a 122-acre parcel of land that lies east of Interstate 75 and south of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Land for this project was acquired through assistance with the Florida Communities Trust Preservation 2000 program and the Hillsborough County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program. Coordination between the City of Tampa and other regulatory and governmental agencies has taken place to conduct environmental management requirements, such as exotic species control, prescribed

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explore nature and play on the zipline. The park also connects residents with miles of existing trails where they can walk, hike, and bike safely,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Our commitment to New Tampa is not just in roads and sewers, but it is embodied in our parks and playgrounds as well.”

burns, etc. This environmental management includes an adjacent 70 acre parcel owned by South West Florida Water Management District, bringing the total area of the site to almost 200 acres.

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The New Tampa Nature Park connects to Hillsborough County’s Flatwoods Park trail system giving residents access to miles of trails. The park includes one-half mile long entrance road, parking for 22 cars and two buses, storm water control elements, an elevated boardwalk “nature walk” that crosses wetland habitat, a shorter elevated “marsh walk”, picnic areas, rock and rope playground climber, and a zipline play element.

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Foods that Melt Fat Trim down your stomach fat by making some small changes to your diet.


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among the millions of people seeking a flatter stomach. The good news is there are specific foods loaded with quality calories that can be the perfect answer to melting fat away from your mid-section permanently. Here are the top four categories of foods that melt abdominal fat. Thermogenic foods are the ones your body uses maximum energy (in calories) to properly digest. Some of the most effective t fat burning, foods are lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, eggs, fish and lean beef. Cayenne pepper, mustard, apple cider vinegar, cabbage, broccoli, celery, chili powder and cinnamon also have thermogenic properties that help rev up your metabolic engine. The glycemic index is a tool that measures the speed of entry of a carbohydrate into the bloodstream. In a nutshell, the higher the glycemic index rating, the more insulin is secreted in response, which can result in excess fat storage around the mid section. The categories of the glycemic index are:

high (over 70), medium (55-70) and low (up to 55). Some high glycemic index foods to avoid include white bread, white rolls, baguettes, bagels, dried dates, instant and baked mashed potatoes, instant rice, soda crackers and a variety of cereals (Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Cheerios, puffed wheat, shredded wheat). Examples of low to medium glycemic index foods to incorporate in your diet are most vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products, beans and lean meats. Chronic mild to moderate dehydration can be the root cause of several health conditions such as faulty digestion, fatigue, achy joints, dry skin and inability to lose weight. The human body is comprised of about 70 per cent water. Simply put, next to air, water is the most vital substance our system needs to function properly. A fast and effective way to put pressure on your metabolism, lose weight and flatten your stomach is to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of fresh, clean water per day. If you are not a water lover and drinking feels more like a chore, try to incorporate

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water dense foods into your diet. Foods such as watermelon (made up of 92 per cent water), melons, celery, bok choy and soup broths are very hydrating and nourishing. In addition trying adding sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers to your water to enhance taste and for their natural astringent effect. High fiber foods such as whole grain bread, apples, oat bran, ground flaxseed and vegetables are loaded with soluble and insoluble fiber that are beneficial for weight control and improving digestion. On average, women should aim to eat 25 grams per day while men should aim to eat 30 grams of fiber per day. Alternative grains to try are brown rice, spelt, quinoa and millet. Of course, in addition to the food categories outlined above, regular abdominal crunches and/or Pilates will help you to strengthen your abdominal inner core making you feel taller and leaner around the mid section. v

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Community News of being a member of this great garden club. If there are ten individuals interested in becoming members, you can organize your own garden circle right in your neighborhood. Call 2515059 for more information.

Tampa Garden Club Tampa Garden Club will be participating in both Gasparilla weekend events. Potty passes and parking passes will be available for the Children’s parade on January 19th and potty passes will be available for the Gasparilla Invasion on Saturday, January 26th. Please call the office for details, 251-5059. Funds generated will benefit the building maintenance fund. Any neighborhood organization interested in learning more about the Tampa Garden Club only needs to ask and a board member will gladly meet with your membership and share information about the benefits

Endowment Gift for New Patel College of Global Sustainability Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel have created a $12 million endowment for the new Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida. Doctors Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel have donated $12 million to the University of South Florida for a new endowment to create the Patel College of Global Sustainability, expanding on nearly a decade of worldleading applied research to advance sustainability around the globe and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Pending approval from university panels, the new college will elevate the work of the Patel School of Global Sustainability to a new level and build on its far-reaching portfolio of projects focused on improved urban systems, water, and transportation. The gift is the Patels’ latest contribution to the ongoing USF: Unstoppable fundraising campaign. “The Earth is God’s gift to humanity, and we believe that the current generation must ensure that while meeting our present needs, we do not compromise the ability of future generations

to meet their needs,” the Patels said. “The world’s rapidly depleting resources and growing population require us to become more efficient and think of new ways to develop sustainable and renewable sources of clean water, energy, food, and transportation. We envision the new Patel College of Global Sustainability will deploy the intellectual capital of the University of South Florida, its professors, and students to find solutions to the challenges facing our world today.” v

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NEW TAMPA FAMILY YMCA NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN THE Y The first of the year marks our annual Waive the Join Fee Special! Our annual join fee is waived all month long - that is a savings of up to $49! In exchange for waiving the fee, all we ask is for new and current members to “Resolve to Get Involved.” We will help you grow your heart health simply by having you pledge to give back to a civic organization in the new year. And remember, the Y is a charity so it can be considered as a recipient for your pledge.


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School News

Freedom High School 17410 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647, 558-1185

Teacher of the Year: William Tillman

Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year: Elizabeth Knight

Non-instructional staff member of the year: Sue Bosland Schedule End of second grading period, January 18th Report cards, February 12th Athletic Sports Banquet: Thursday, February 21st, 6 pm in the cafeteria. ----------------------------------------------------------

Lawton Chiles Elementary School 16541 Tampa Palms Blvd. W., Tampa, FL 33647, 558-5422

primary classroom will come out and see the solar ovens created by the intermediate classes, test solar cars, Tampa Palms have a “what’s this?” presentation at Elementary School the panels and play with solar air bags 6100 Tampa Palms Blvd. which expand with the heat of the Tampa, FL 33647, 975-7390 sun. We also will have an interactive computer program so we can monitor the output/input of the system and Teacher of the Year on site weather information from the We are thrilled to announce that attached instruments! Mrs. Kathleen Ciccarello was selected by the teachers at Tampa Palms as our Teacher of the Year Congratulations representative. Mrs. Ciccarello 4th grade strives to make learning fun and grade math meaningful for her Kindergarten bowl team students each and every day.

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Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade math bowl teams, coached by Ms. Jane Kemp and Ms. Jodi Pecoraro. They will be representing Chiles in the area competitions. 5th grade: Jay Wu, Katie Sherman, Kim Ye, Varun Ajjarapu, Hannah Lehrer. 4th grade: David Peng, Justyn Wang, G’Nique Stokes, Asha Sneed, and Justin Guo. I would also like to extend big congratulations to Cristina Dabrowski and Leah Mohnkern, who have been selected to perform in the All State Elementary Chorus. -Kim Pietsch, Principal Also, congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade Tropicana Speech winners! 5th Grade: 1st place: Varun Ajjarapu, 2nd place: Hannah Lehrer, 3rd place: Camden Minacci 4th Grade: 1st place: David Peng, 2nd place: G’Nique Stokes, 3rd place: Dayanita Kumar.

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Hip Hip Hooray to Mrs. Mary Carroll. Ms. Carroll was selected by the teachers as our Ida S. Baker Award representative. Ms. Carroll’s passionate dedication to helping create a foundation of learning for all of her students is much appreciated!

Instructional Support Employee of the Year A round of applause to Mr. Jesus Paez our Instructional Support Employee of the Year. Mr. Paez serves as our Head Custodian and does a wonderful job of ensuring that our school is safe and sparkling clean!

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Congratulations to: Teacher of the Year: Shannon Seavey! Ida S. Baker teacher of the year: Katherine Saslow!

Students Raise $6,000 to Benefit Schenecker Fund Liberty Middle School students, National Junior Honor Society, and the Future Business Leaders of America teamed up – again – to raise funds for the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund. Students presented an oversized $6,000 check to Col. Parker Schenecker and matching funds by Nancy Schenecker (grandmother) to benefit the fund on December 17th, in the Liberty Middle School media center. The Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund provides scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists in the Tampa Bay area. It was established after their tragic deaths in January 2011.

Congratulations to the Tampa Palms representatives in the Science Olympics held on Saturday, November 3rd at MOSI. Grade 1: Prasamsa Pandy-Ms. McCann’s class *Area Winner! Grade 2: Daniel Ripstein-Ms. Serafin’s class Grade 3: Ray Sun and Ryan AlfeMrs. Marlatt’s class Grade 4: Malachi Simpson and Matthew Hernandez-Mrs. Carroll’s class Grade 5: Abby Evans and Lexi CahnMrs. Guynn’s class

All State Chorus Over 1,000 students across the state of Florida auditioned for All-State Chorus and we are so pleased to announce that our own Mia Kim and Raul Giovannetti were selected to be members of the 200 student chorus! Congratulations!

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A Winter Celebration The Liberty Middle School Chorus kicked off the holiday season with “A Winter Celebration” on December 14, 2012. Musical selections included classics from around the world: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah,” and “African Noel.” The students surprised the choral director, Mr. Joseph Canessa, with a gift after the concert. “I’m so lucky to be here at Liberty Middle,” said Mr. Canessa. “My kids are extremely talented and I’m the lucky one to be working with them.” Palms Magazine

Newt Tampa Library Family events

this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers.

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1/5/2013. 1 PM-3 PM Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with your family. Refreshments will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.

Story Time

1/8/2013. 3 PM-3:30 PM Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Family Time

1/7/2013. 7 PM-7:30 PM Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading for children of all ages. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy.

Toddler Time

1/9/2013. 10:30 AM-10:50 AM Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

Crafts For Kids

1/8/2013. 5 PM-5:30 PM Join New Tampa Regional Library Teen Advisory Board members at the craft table. Make simple crafts from found materials.

Baby Sign Language

Happy Birthday, Dr. King

1/9/2013. 11 AM-11:30 AM Would you like to communicate with your baby before they can speak or understand what they are crying for in the middle of the night? Come to the library and learn the basics of baby sign language.

1/19/2013. 11:00-11:30 AM A special storytime celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Location: Room 5 (Story Time).

events for Children

events for Teens

Game Zone

Teen Advisory Board

1/7/2013. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun. Location: Jeri Zelinski Community Room

1/7/2013. 6 PM-7 PM Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the library’s teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. For teens in grades 6-12.

Baby Time

1/8/2013. 10:30 AM-10:50 AM Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in

events for Adults Internet: Online Shopping

1/7/2013. 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM Introduction to popular online shopping websites with suggested safety tips. Mouse and keyboard skills are recommended.

E-Reader Basics: Tips & Tricks For The New User

1/8/2013. 3 PM Learn how to check out e-Books from the library and how to access free e-Books through a variety of safe sites on the Internet. See demonstrations of how to use your e-Reader to its greatest potential.

Master Gardener: Camellias Hands-On

1/9/2013. 7 PM-8 PM Join Eileen Hart and learn all about this beautiful flower.

Craigslist: Introduction

1/10/2013. 1 PM Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy and sell items on Craigslist.

Book Discussion: State Of Wonder By Ann Patchett

1/15/2013. 6:30 PM As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain trip into the insectinfested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush world within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifce as she journeys into the heart of darkness.


Your Child is Unique & Precious

Best Apps For Your Tablet

1/16/2013. 3-4 PM The number of apps for tablets continues to grow exponentially. Learn how to best use the app marketplace for your tablet and get ideas and suggestions on the best apps for e-Readers, productivity, homework, learning, kids and fun.

Gmail: Attachments & Address Book 1/17/2013. 1-2 PM

Learn about sending attachments and creating an address book. Location: Room 1 (Meeting/Training)

Yoga For Well-Being

1/17/2013. 6:15 PM-7:15 PM Integrate breath, body and mind. Join certified Yoga instructor Ruben Vasquez as he presents fundamental yoga postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxation.

PowerPoint: Introduction

1/24/2013. 1-2 PM Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-looking presentation.

PowerPoint: Creating Slides 1/28/2013. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Adding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Location: Room 1 (Meeting/Training)

E-Readers: Becoming A Power User 1/24/2013. 3-4 PM

Learn how to download free e-Books from the web, use the device to store personal documents, read the latest news from the web, and sync it with your own private library on your PC.

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Community News Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Annual Awards Breakfast Thursday, January 29, 2013. 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds The Annual Awards Breakfast presented by Mosaic is hosted by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to recognize businesses, groups and individuals for their commitment to the Tampa Bay environment. Nominations are accepted in December for categories including litter prevention/ removal, community improvement, neighborhood beautification, recycling/waste reduction, people’s gardens and innovative green initiatives. Additionally, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful awards competitive scholarships to exceptional students participating in their youth programs.

that are the treasures of Tampa Bay. Do you know a girl scout troop that has really made an impact in your area, a boy scout who just completed their Eagle Scout Project, a business who has gone above and beyond to “Go Green”, a civic organization who has made a real impact in the community, a school group who you feel has really made a difference or an individual who has far surpassed your expectations of an environmental protector? All nominations are welcome! Please submit your nomination by January 9, 2013. Please contact Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for more information on nominating a Treasure of Tampa Bay or attend our Annual Awards Breakfast. Don’t forget to nominate your Treasure of Tampa Bay! Breakfast Sponsors::

We need your help in order to recognize members of our community

Girl Scout Cookie Season is Here! Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s cookie pre-orders will be taking place Jan. 7th–27th. Girl Scouts will then be at local stores throughout the Tampa Bay area, Feb. 22nd–March 17th. Easily find cookies near you by downloading the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for your iPhone or Android device by searching “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. This free app will help you navigate your way to Thin Mints, Samoas, Tag-a-longs and all your other Girl Scout cookie favorites!

Make a Difference in the Life of a Girl Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is seeking volunteers, both men and women over the age of 18, to volunteer as positive adult role models for girls. Volunteers are needed to work both behind the scenes and directly with girls. No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers gain valuable job experience, hone leadership skills, participate in their community and ultimately empower and inspire girls. For more information, please visit or call 813- 2814475.

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Resident’s Photos

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Could a seed thief be any cuter?

An anhinga bird visits Jim Marlow’s backyard every day.

Jakob playing on the train at the Tampa Palms playground.

“Snowman” on the door of Harold and Betty Nichels.

Coloring Contest WINNERS First Place: Minjay H.

Runner Up: Valyn F.

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Runner Up: Isabel A.

Runner Up: Kaitlyn G. Palms Magazine

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Palms Magazine • January 2013  

Volume 3, Issue 4. A Community Magazine for Tampa Palms Area Residents.

Palms Magazine • January 2013  

Volume 3, Issue 4. A Community Magazine for Tampa Palms Area Residents.