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CONNECTED CITY Pasco County

Evolving from a “bedroom community” to a highly desirable, technology-driven area where residents can live, work and play. Expected to have an economic impact of over $10 billion and create 90,000 jobs.

What is the Connected City project? The Connected City Corridor coming to Pasco County, just north of Wesley Chapel, is a State-initiated pilot program that is unique to Pasco County, and will be the first planned community to be built from the ground-up with a fiber network that will provide the fastest Gigabit internet service in the country. The Gigabit internet service will be made available to all residents, businesses, and institutional users in the Connected City, and become a catalyst to attract start-up technologies and other businesses to locate here, thus generating high-paying jobs to Pasco County residents, while also providing a unique, contemporary lifestyle for those who choose to reside in this master- planned mixed-use suburban and urban design setting. It is the intent of local government to encourage the creation of connected-city corridors that facilitate the growth of high-technology industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce, and entrepreneurship. It is also to provide for a locally controlled, comprehensive plan for such projects that are designed to achieve a cleaner, healthier environment; limit urban sprawl by promoting diverse but interconnected communities; provide a range of intergenerational housing types; protect wildlife and natural areas; assure the efficient use of land and other resources; create

quality communities of a design that promotes alternative transportation networks and travel by multiple transportation modes; and enhance the prospects for the creation of jobs.

Where is the Connected Cities Corridor located and how were the borders determined? The new community will be located between Wesley Chapel and San Antonio, bordered by SR 52 on the north, Overpass Road on the south, I-75 on the west, and Curley Road on the east. Pasco County was approached by Metro Development Group in 2014 with the idea of creating the Connected City and the discussions of the boundary focused around the vicinity bounded by Interstate 75, State Road 52, Curley Road (as the Western boundary of the Villages of Pasadena Hills) and Overpass Road. As plans for economic development through high technology within the Connected City became more feasible, the undeveloped portions of the existing industrial park located north of State Road 52 were also included into the boundary. 4) What is the Pasco County’s Role in the project? Metro Development Group, a private development company, desired to partner with Pasco County to establish the Connected City Special Planning Area.

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Pasco County was specifically selected by the State legislature to implement this Pilot Program, which is being pursued as a public-private partnership with Metro Development Group. The private partner is funding the third-party planning consultant expenses for the Pilot Program implementation phase, and the County as public partner has committed substantial staff time and resources to the regulatory approval process. The Pasco County Economic Development Council will also play a critical role in the business and employment generation aspects of the Pilot Program.


The “Connected City Corridor” has been designated as the first planned “Smart Gigabit Community” in the U.S. to be built from the ground up with a fiber network providing

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Why is a private partner necessary? In all other U.S. cities or communities where Gigabit fiber network technology has been offered, the local government was required to invest millions of dollars in the infrastructure requirements to obtain such technological access, and also was required to expend all of the planning costs for implementation of the community plans to accommodate it. In this case, the private partner itself has made the investment arrangements to bring the Gigabit technology to the Connected City Corridor in Pasco, at an expense of several million dollars, and also has agreed to fund the third-party planning, feasibility, marketing, and other expenses required to implement the Pilot Program. Without the private partner’s investment in this partnership, the County would not be able to allocate the above resources and funds to implement the Pilot Program.

“This is a new, exciting, futuristic type of development and I’m glad Pasco County is embracing it,” Commission Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey.

Florida Hospital Tampa General Hospital Metro Development A highlight of this new project is an area exclusively dedicated to the advancement of healthcare and wellness in a health focused campus. Leading this initiative in partnership with Metro are two highly respected healthcare leaders, Florida Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, who together will operate as West Florida Health for this new venture in the Connected City. With a 10-year master plan, this wellness district is scheduled to include advanced research facilities, an innovation center, medical hospital complete with med-spa and a health and performance institute. By bringing the digital and physical worlds together, modern medicine will be at the forefront of this community. Examples include tele-medicine, streamlined patient-focused medical facilities, expansion of at-home health options, and the ability for healthcare professionals to collaborate with experts seamlessly around the globe. “At Florida Hospital, we believe innovative partnerships are key to transforming health care. Together, we are creating a wellness-destination that will combine high speed

technology and the next generation of medical services. It’s an exciting time for the Pasco County community,” said Mike Schultz, President & CEO Florida Hospital West Florida Division. “This new wellness district will make a significant impact on growing Pasco County’s workforce with high-level, sophisticated jobs, which we expect to fuel tremendous economic growth in the area,” said Bill Cronin, President & CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council. “Our goal isn’t to improve upon what has been done before in the health and wellness industry, but to totally reimagine it using technology to enhance people’s lives,” said Kartik Goyani, Vice President of Operations with Metro Development Group and the visionary behind the Connected City. “We are excited to work with Florida Hospital and Tampa General to make this area a destination for health and human performance. This is one of many partnerships that we plan to establish with local and national organizations to help put Pasco County on the map as a live-work-play community.”

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Pasco schools make every effort to share information with parents, and they have several methods for doing so. The district’s parent notification system, used by schools to keep parents informed of upcoming events and safety issues, is capable of sending text messages, but parents have to opt in to receive them. The notification system also can send emails, so make sure your school has your correct email address in your student’s records.

Summer Camp Expo Family-Friendly Tampa Bay is proud to present the Family-Friendly Summer Camp Expo to be held at the brand new Florida Hospital Center Ice on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel, FL. This FREE family event will provide families the opportunity to meet face-to-face with dozens of Tampa Bay Area businesses that are offering summer camps, summer activities and health and wellness resources. There will be sports camps, STEM, Performing Arts, Specialty Camps, Gymnastics, Swimming, Nature/Animal camps and so much more! Camp options are available for preschoolers to teenagers and those with special needs. For information go to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/family-friendly-summer-camp-expo-tickets-31250154052

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Pasco County Recycling is thrilled to announce that more than a dozen talented Pasco County high school students turned their artistic ability – into cash! The winners of the 2017 Art of Recycling contest received their prize money and certificates during special ceremonies at their schools during the week of February 6. The 2017 Art of Recycling contest winner is a repeat winner! Kylie Rice of Ridgewood High School also won the top prize in last year’s contest. See Kylie’s entry below, called Leaping from Industrialization. Nainshari Ortiz of Anclote High School won Most Innovative and the People’s Choice Award with her entry called Looking on the Other Side. Pasco County students started recycling trash into artwork at the beginning of the semester, raising awareness of the Arts and encouraging the practice of recycling. Prizes were awarded in 15 categories. Congratulations to all of this year’s Art of Recycling winners: • Kylie Rice - Ridgewood High School, 1st Place $500 • Julianna Wilkinson - Gulf High School, 2nd Place $300 • Taylor Moore - Pasco High School, Commissioner’s Award $100 • Kaylin Murphy - J.W. Mitchell High School, Covanta’s Choice $100 • Breanna Gates - Ridgewood High School, Best Artistic Expression $100 • Jessica Skrelunas - Anclote High School, Best Use of Printed Material $100 • Nainshari Ortiz - Anclote HS, Most Innovative $100 and People’s Choice $100 • Katie Shelley - Sunlake High School, AOR Committee Award $100 • Brinkley Simpson - Sunlake High School, Best Use of Aluminum $100 • Sarah Oliva - Pasco High School, Best Use of Plastic $100 • Darian Proper - Anclote High School, Pasco Arts Council Merit $100 • Madison Kaylor - Pasco High School, Best Environmental Concept $100

Two 2017 Art of Recycling $750 college scholarships are still to be awarded. The public is invited to see all these impressive pieces of recycled art at the West Pasco Government Center at 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey through February 24. The 15 winning pieces will then be on display at the District School Board of Pasco County through March 31.

A Moment With The Classics will be presenting Tampa Bay Talent 2017 on April 8. This event will be in partnership with Avalon Park West and is expected to have in excess of 1000 in attendance. There will also be a Community Spring event earlier in the afternoon and proceeds will be donated to A Kids Place and ROOF (Residential Options of Florida). If you are between 7 and 21 years visit www.amomentwiththeclassics.com/donate.htm for the opportunity to shine and receive a $250 First Prize Award. For more information contact Stephanie Stevens:Phone (813) 322 3892, amomentwiththeclassics@gmail.com www.facebook.com/StephanieStevens2911 www.facebook.com/A.Moment.With.The.Classics Kylie Rice 1st Place - “Leaping from Industrialization”

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create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel isn’t done yet. Coming this year, the hospital has announced that it is building a new 10,880-square-foot women’s health center on its campus in the Wellness Plaza building which houses its’ 50,000 sq. ft. community Health & Wellness Center, and a full-service ER in Central Pasco. The women’s health center will be dedicated to serving women of all ages and stages of life and will include healthcare services in a concierge environment. The center will feature female physicians in a variety of specialties, imaging services (mammography, stereotactic breast biopsies, DEXA bone density scan, and ultrasound), and pelvic floor therapy. It will

also house a spa offering massages and facials and support services for cancer patients. Opening in late 2017, the offsite emergency room will be located on SR 54 just east of the Suncoast Parkway in Pasco County. The hospital recently purchased the land and expects to begin construction soon. The 18,000-square-foot ER will have 24 beds and staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and highly trained nurses who specialize in emergency medicine. The ER will include onsite imaging services including X-ray, ultrasound, and CT-scan and lab services. While expanding to meet the needs of the community and continuing to provide the latest medical technology, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel remains focused on its patient-centered approach, earning it various awards for clinical care and patient satisfaction from multiple industry organizations with several of them placing the hospital in the top 5% of hospitals across the entire country. Learn more about Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel at

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BEST TICKETS Hypnotist Michael C Anthony Improv Tampa March 24th and March 26th see website for times http://improvtampa.com VH1 calls Michael C. Anthony “The best stage hypnotist on the planet”.

Michael’s award winning show Hypnotized is a critically acclaimed hypnotic masterpiece that is considered the best of its kind in the world. You will be amazed as volunteers will fall asleep at the snap of Michael’s finger and obey the most ridiculous suggestions. Michael’s style has been described as an avante garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater. The show is a MUST SEE! Michael has been seen on CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox. He has won Male Entertainer of the Year with Campus Activities Magazine and been nominated an amazing 7 times! National Geographic Live presents Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions: My Search for Truth Straz Center – Fugeson Hall March 28th – 7pm www.strazcenter.org Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami

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The Wesley Chapel Boat Show docks at The Shops at Wiregrass April 21-23. A dozen boat dealers from throughout west central Florida will show more than 100 new boats for sale. Models like the Cobalt R7. With its luxurious upholstery and seating versatility, the R7 has the largest interior space in its class. Also on display, the EdgeWater 248cx. EdgeWater brings offshore performance and unsinkability together with this new model. Bonefish Boatworks, the manufacturer of custom composite fishing

BOAT SHOW APRIL 21-23 boats, will be showing the Sabalo 21. This light, fast and easily-driven boat can take you from the flats to your favorite near shore reef. These are just several of the dozens of new boat models that will be showing at the Wesley Chapel Boat Show. Besides the boats, the show will feature the Captain Joe Fishing School, where expert anglers will teach you how and where to “catch the big one.” Among the speakers, Captain Jeremy Heimes. Born and raised in Ta m p a , Jeremy is a fishing guide and tournament angler who has ranked

number one in the state of Florida for three years on the Pro Redfish Series. Captain Heimes specializes in fishing with artificial lures and conducts fishing charters from Homossassa to Bradenton. Also speaking, Captain Tim Whitfield. Tim is a third generation Floridian who cut his teeth fishing the creeks, ponds, and lakes around Pasco County. As a seasoned charter captain, Tim leads all kinds of trips for his clients – fishing with live bait, artificial lures, scalloping, even dolphin watching and sunset cruises. Attendees can also get hands-on instruction on how to throw a cast net without getting wet! Captain Joe Fishing will have a wide selection of rods, reels, tackle and apparel for sale. The Wesley Chapel Boat Show is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are just $3 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. Directions and more information is available at our website, www.WesleyChapelBoatShow.com. The Shops at Wiregrass is located at 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. The Wesley Chapel Boat Show is produced by TOMG Boat Shows.

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g n i n n Ru e c a R e th Rachel Does a MARATHON

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o, I just completed the Disney Princess half marathon (13.1 miles). No, I’m not a runner and no, I did not train (I’m regretting that now because I can barely walk!). Honestly, I forgot I even signed up for the marathon until about two weeks ago. Who does that? My friend had me sign up forever ago so I totally forgot! Granted, she’s a runner. In fact, she went to college on a track scholarship. Me, not so much! I haven’t ran more than 15 minutes at a time since I was in college, which was over 20 years ago. You’re probably wondering why I committed to not only a 3 am wake up call the day of the race but also a 13.1 mile journey to my near death? Just because. Why the heck not? What do you desire to do in your life that you haven’t done yet because you’re bound by fear? In fact, you’re so fearful, you won’t even take baby steps towards your goal. You are caught up in the perfect plan and timing. You’re analyzing so much that you become paralyzed (paralysis by analysis). You get tangled in the details. You want everything to be perfect. I’m only speaking from experience because this has been me. A perfectionist. A everything-has-to-be-lined-up-and-in-perfectorder-for-anything-to-happen type of person. I’ve found this way of living has caused me to procrastinate and then it’s had me stuck. I want to be unstuck. This year is a year of just doing and worrying about the details after the fact. My wise friend describes it as “imperfect actions”. A girl in my boot camp said “Think It. Do It.” So simply stated but it really resonated with me when she said that. How many times a day do we think “I need to call so and so” or “I need to send thank you cards” or “I need to plan my next family vacation”? Again, speaking from experience. Now, when I think of something I need to do, like Nike says, I JUST DO IT! Don’t wait, don’t

procrastinate, just think it and do it. Back to the marathon. People have said “well, you crossed it off your bucket list”. Funny thing is, it was never even on my bucket list! Not for one second have I ever had a desire to run any race, let alone a half marathon. But, my friend asked me to do it because she wanted that memory with her daughters and best friends. So, I said “yes”. And I’m glad I did. It wasn’t even about completing the race and getting the super heavy, crazy cool medal, it was about saying “yes” to a new adventure, stepping out of my comfort zone, having faith in myself that I could do it and making memories along the way. I was asked what my mentality was about running the race when I didn’t train at all. How was I not bound by fear & “what ifs”? I just SHOWED UP. Showing up is big. You got this! Just take the first step and show up.

Practical tips for stepping out of your comfort zone: Dream big What is something you’ve always wanted to do but are too fearful? Find a friend who can encourage you & will be adventurous with you.

Just show up Taking the first step is always the hardest but once you do, you’re always glad you did.

Tell yourself you got this It’s all in the mentality. Give yourself a pep talk. Be confident in yourself and your ability. Surround yourself with people who believe in you.

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Don’t worry what others will think This one has always been difficult for me. Once I got over the fear of what others thought of me, I was free to be who I really am.

Don’t over analyze Paralysis by analysis. Don’t overthink anything. It cripples you. Just do it.

Turn fear into fun Don’t take life so seriously. Laughter is the best medicine.

Be present over perfect Enjoy simple things. Live more soulful and present than frantic and overwhelmed. {Believe me, I know it’s easier said than done} Whether you’re a marathon runner or not, we are all running a race, everyday. It’s called life. Live in the moment. Be present. Step out of your comfort zone. Try new things. Be adventurous. Laugh more. Maybe even register for a 1/2 marathon and then don’t train or prepare for it! Whatever it is you’re facing, step out of your box and run the race FEARLESSLY. xoxo Rachel I would love to hear something you’ve recently done that is totally out of your comfort zone. Shoot me an email at rgemara@ hotmail.com Rachel Ward owns a jewelry biz & inspirational t-shirt line. Find her & all her fabulous stuff in her private FB group by searching and joining Gemara’s Gems & Rachel Gemara


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Your resting heart rate is the heart pumping the lowest amount of blood you need when you’re not exercising. If you’re sitting or lying, and you’re calm, relaxed and aren’t ill, your heart rate is normally between 60 (beats per minute) and 100 (beats per minute). If you want to learn more about AFib, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is holding a Healthy Happenings lecture on Tuesday, April 4, at 12 pm – “Shock to the Heart.” Join Paul Zachary Gerczuk, MD, as he discusses the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options of AFib and how to know when to call the doctor. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at FHWesleyChapel.org/Events or (813) 929-5432. Healthy Happenings at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is a series of complimentary and/or low-cost health and wellness events inspired to help our community live happier and healthier lives. For more information or a list of these events and programs, visit FHWCHealthyHappenings.org.

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