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Wesley Chapel MAGAZINE

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VOLUME 4 - ISSUE VI

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Contents

FEATURES Page 8

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Artist Spotlight

Music - Best Bets

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Casa Bella Profile

School/Kids News

Supplies in Emergency

Recipes w/Potatos

Decorator Tips

Coloring Contest

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Fireworks/Wildlife

Chamber Data

Color Me Abstract

Select Events

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist and Wesley Chapel resident Marcia Baldwin is a prolific painter who has spent years capturing nature on canvas. While only living in the Wesley Chapel area for about 2 years she is settling in and making this area her new home.

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Art has always been a passion of mine. I knew from a very early age that art was going to be a strong influence in my life and that I wanted to know as much about art as I could possibly learn. I still strive to learn something new every day. It takes practice and patience to be a full time artist and I am finally able to devote one hundred percent of my professional life to my studio work. After many years working in and around art, making a living as an advertising designer, art teacher, art consultant, photographic artisan and many other niches, I finally opened my art studio to the dedication of purely fine art. I am a trained artist, receiving a BFA and a MFA in the seventies and eighties, respectively. I loved the years I put forth to formal art training. It is invigorating to be around people with that same passion to learning and exploring the creative and problem solving side of your personality. The people who share this passion greatly influence your thought patterns about your art work. It is really great to see the different outcomes from the various people when working on a creative project. We are all looking at the same thing, painting or sculpting or drawing, but each individual will see it a little different and the creation of beautiful works, each individually unique. It is truly amazing. For myself, I love oil painting. I love animals and flowers and nature itself. I believe that I was given a talent by God to share His beauty about the world through the use of paint and canvas. I try to relate the love of nature and His Blessings through my art. I hope that the collectors of my work can be touched in some way to “Stop and Smell the Roses” for a moment and reflect on the joy and beauty that has been given to us each day. I was raised in Louisiana, a very beautiful state, working and living on the shores of a lake surrounded by huge tall pine trees and stately southern live oaks. Nature is bountiful. Foxes play and romp across my front lawn. Squirrels and birds hop from one feeder to the next. Wildflowers and flowering trees such as redbuds and dogwood are a blanket of beauty through undergrowth among the trees. It is truly a blessing that I have been given this time to work in my art studio and be surrounded with this serenity. I hope that the passion I have for art and the passion I have to share nature’s beauty is reflected in my work.

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SCHOOL / KIDS NEWS

Pasco/State Exam Scores Climb

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 8, 2017) – Pasco County Schools saw the percentage of students overall who are considered proficient increase by three percentage points over 2016 in both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, moving up from 52 percent proficient to 55 percent proficient in ELA (3rd – 10th), and from 54 percent proficient to 57 percent proficient in math (FSA and EOC 3rd – 8th). The district’s focus this year was to improve the scores of its 23 “Differentiated Accountability” schools, which are graded, non-charter schools the state has identified for escalating interventions, support and monitoring based on their school grade history. Overall, the district’s struggling schools generally saw improvement in both ELA and math at every grade level, with the exception of 5th grade.

“I am very pleased with what I have seen today,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning. “We’re on a positive trajectory, which can be attributed to our professional development, curriculum aligned with Florida Standards, and the very hard work of our teachers and students.” Parents can check their students’ results on myStudent. Those who don’t have an account can establish one by going to the district website, www.pascoschools.org, and clicking on the Parents link at the top, and then on Check Grades/Attendance.

PHSC Receives Full Accreditation for Surgical Technology Program Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) recently received a full five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for its surgical technology technical credit program. “I am so pleased that we met initial accreditation standards for our program at the Porter Campus in Wesley Chapel,” said Dean of Nursing and Health Programs Billie Gabbard, MSN, RN. The peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of

Directors recognizes the PHSC program’s substantial compliance with nationally established accreditation standards. “Receiving this accreditation is a major milestone for our program and assures students, graduates and employers that PHSC offers a clearly defined, comprehensive curriculum that meets education and quality standards in the surgical technology field,” said Gabbard. Individuals interested in the PHSC surgical technology program can submit applications year-round on a first qualified, first applied basis for May admission. For requirements and application details visit phsc.edu.

Wesley Chapel Elementary Team Wins World OM Championship Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 30, 2017) Wesley Chapel Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team outperformed 55 other teams to win the Division 1 World Championship for their solution to the Catch Us if You Can problem! All four Pasco County Schools Odyssey of the Mind teams competing in the World Finals at Michigan State University finished in the top 25 in the world in their problems and divisions. The team from Seven Springs Middle School placed sixth in Division 2 of To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger. Mittye P. Locke

Elementary School’s team placed 23rd in the same category and division as Wesley Chapel. Dayspring Academy placed 14th in Catch Us if You Can, Division 2. The Wesley Chapel coaches are Veronica Acosta and Janet Heyman, both teachers at the school. The team scored a total of 340.62 points, which is 22.55 points higher than the second place team. For more information about Odyssey of the Mind or the World Finals, visit h t t p s : / / w w w. o d y s s e y o f t h e m i n d . c o m / wf2017/2017-world-finals/.

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ey y’all! It’s summer, summer, summertime.... You know what that means, HOT, HOT, HOT. Every summer, especially in hot climates like Florida we see more tans and less clothes. People are dressing more casual in tanks & cut off shorts. Temps are hotter, colors are brighter, hair is beach wavy-er! Schools out (thank goodness I don’t have to pack lunches for a couple months!), vacations are on the horizon and everyone just seems happier in the summer, don’t you agree? There’s something about lazy summer mornings, sunshine, fruity candle scents, less work and more family time that just uplifts the mood and helps melt the stress away. What vacations are you looking forward to this summer? I have a few planned but the biggest adventure of all will be my trip to Israel a few days after this article is published. I am traveling with my dad who will turn 70 a week prior to our departure. We are taking an 11-night guided tour which is guaranteed to be life changing. I’m normally one to spend days on end planning out my vacations but not

this time. The company plans it all for us and the control freak in me is totally OK with that, just this one time! The only concern I have is WHAT TO PACK? It’s the million dollar question. If it was a typical summer vacation I would know exactly what to pack but since it’s to the Holy Land, I’m stressing a little. From what I’ve read and been told, I need to be “covered” in all the Holy places. Covered as in long sleeves and pants, in 90 degree weather, say what?? I wouldn’t consider myself a conservative dresser so packing for this trip will raise some challenges. However, as with all trips, there are some essentials that I must not leave home without.

Travel Essentials: 1. Scarf - It may seem weird to take a scarf on a summer vacation, but it’s one of my must haves because it doubles as a blanket. I’m typically cold on planes plus I’ve been known to take a nap. So, I cozy up with my scarf, earphones playing some old school R & B and I doze off to la-la-land. Plus, in Israel my

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Other essentials that you shouldn’t leave home without: Camera and charger Neck pillow (if flying) Phone charger (put in your carry on in case you have a layover or a cancelled flight)

Journal - if you’re creative or enjoy writing don’t leave home without pen and paper Hand sanitizer I hope these tips help you on your packing checklist. Also, always leave a little room in your suitcase (or take an extra bag) for the shopping you will do while traveling! If you have additional travel must haves, I would love to hear them at rgemara@hotmail.com. May everyone have an amazing summer full of sunshine, laughter, love, adventure and making memories. HAPPY SUMMER! Xoxo ~ Rachel

5. Bluetooth speaker - I LOVE music. No matter where I am or who I’m with, I want music playing. I always travel with a speaker so I can play Pandora from my phone.

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Yield: 8 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 5 small yellow potatoes 5 small red potatoes or potato of your choice 1 pint sweet mini peppers (red, orange and yellow) cooking spray 4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek yogurt (optional) 8 sprigs cilantro, picked from stems salt, to taste chili powder, to taste freshly ground pepper, to taste Place whole potatoes into microwavesafe, covered dish. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, cut mini peppers into 1/4-inch slices. Spray nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat to medium. Add peppers and saute until they start to brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Remove potatoes from microwave and with layer of paper towels covering each potato, smash on cutting board until 1 3/4-inch thick. Spray saute pan with cooking spray, heat on high and add smashed potatoes. Cook 1-2 minutes until potatoes start to brown. On plate, place potatoes and layer with sour cream or yogurt, if desired, peppers and cilantro. Dust with salt, chili powder and pepper, to taste. Serve warm. Nutritional information per serving: 50 calories; 350 mg sodium; 0.7% vitamin C; 1 g fiber; 1 g protein; 293 mg potassium.

Steak and Potato Tacos with Poblano Chiles

Yield: 12 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 large onion, sliced 2 poblano chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced 12 ounces white potatoes, quartered lengthwise then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices 1 flank steak (12 ounces) garlic powder chili powder salt pepper 12 corn tortillas (6 inches each) chopped fresh cilantro pico de gallo salsa hot sauce In heavy, large nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and chiles and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer onion mixture to bowl. In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over mediumhigh heat. Add potatoes and saute until golden brown and tender, about 12 minutes. Return onion mixture to skillet with potatoes and keep warm. Sprinkle both sides of steak generously with garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. In heavy, large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook until browned on both sides, turning once, about 8 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steak to cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. While steak rests, heat tortillas on griddle or over gas flame until warm, turning frequently with tongs. Thinly slice steak. Top tortillas with steak and potato mixture; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with pico de gallo and/or hot sauce. Nutritional information per serving: 167.9 calories; 6.3 g fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 19.1 mg sodium; 6.8% vitamin C; 20.9 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 7.1 g protein; 147.4 mg potassium.

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Potato Prosciutto Waffles

Yield: 6 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto 3 medium russet potatoes (or 3 cups mashed potatoes) 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional for salting water 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Heat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly lay prosciutto on paper. Bake 10-15 minutes until prosciutto is crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Peel and cube potatoes. Place in pot of salted water and bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to rapid simmer and cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes. Strain potatoes from water and transfer to large bowl. Mash potatoes with fork or potato masher. Add milk, butter, eggs, cheese and thyme to potatoes. Stir to combine. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add to potato mixture and stir until just combined. Crumble prosciutto and fold it into batter. Heat waffle iron. If required, grease with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 cup batter onto waffle iron and cook according to iron’s instructions until waffles are golden, about 4 minutes. Keep waffles warm in 200 F oven until all waffles are cooked and ready to serve. Serve with touch of butter, sour cream or poached or fried egg. Nutritional information per serving: 332 calories; 16 g fat; 109 mg cholesterol; 1,138 mg sodium; 13% vitamin C; 32 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 15 g protein; 653 mg potassium.

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Top 10 Interior Decorator Tips Interior Decorating is not a science. There are no rules or laws to follow, on the contrary, the more creativity and imagination that is used the better.  However, there are a few principles that can help guide your interior decorating projects towards success.

Tips from Mar-Go Interiors, Wesley Chapel Interior Decorator: 1. Choose paint color last.  Often homeowners want to choose a wall color first before moving in.  This situation is really not ideal because paint comes in so many different tones and shades.  It is best to choose a paint color that complements your furniture, rug, artwork and everything else that you plan on having in the room under the lighting that will be in the room as well.  

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It is impossible to live in Florida without encountering wildlife daily. Many of these experiences are enjoyable, but some can be unpleasant. Negative interactions with our wild neighbors can result in injury, property damage, and minor nuisances. Some of our frustrations with wildlife can be eliminated by properly preventing situations before they occur, while others may require other forms of management.

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