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Contents Page 8-9

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News Bits

FASHION Sync

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Hurricane Irma Stats

Music & Concerts

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Business Spotlight Medi Weightloss

Simple Ways to Live Better

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Around Town Events

Business Spotlight Bliss Facial

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Getting Kids Outside

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Recipes

Kids Coloring Contest

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hen it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, some recommendations are fairly simple, such as exercising regularly and eating right. Many people, however, don’t know how much exercise they should get or which foods are the best choices. They also may not realize there are other ways to take care of their bodies and minds to promote better overall health. Start on the path to healthier living with these tips from the wellness experts at Walgreens.

Exercise regularly. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity at least five days a week, and that’s because an active lifestyle can help you achieve far more than

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muscle mass or weight loss. Regular exercise can also contribute to mental well-being, and even something as simple as a walking break or two at work can provide health benefits.

Eat well. The keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of calories for your activity level and eating a wide range of foods to ensure that you’re receiving all the nutrients your body needs. By prioritizing great taste and ingredient guidelines, such as minimizing hydrogenated oils, trans fats and artificial ingredients, Walgreens Nice! products help take the guesswork out of making healthier choices. In an effort to simplify healthy living, the line’s packaging, products and ingredient standards were updated, and offerings now include organic and gluten-free options in addition to traditional baking goods and other general grocery items.

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The no-frills grocery shopping experience focuses on customers first - delivering high quality food they’re proud to serve their family, responsive customer service, everyday low prices and a quick-and-easy shopping experience with only four to five aisles and all the essentials. We carry the weekly musthaves and display them in their designed shipping boxes to help save time and resources to restock shelves. Shoppers will find more than 90 percent of the groceries we offer are under our ALDI exclusive brands, hand-selected by ALDI to ensure that our products meet or exceed the national brands on taste, quality and, of course, price. That means you don’t have to worry about which ketchup brand or Greek yogurt brand is best, because we’ve specially curated the best product for you and your family. We can’t promise you’ll find ten choices of the same item, but we can promise you’ll find the best one. Location: Proposed - Cypress Creek Town Center | north corner of State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard

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nline registration for the 2017 Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot is officially open. Pre-registration by September 30 is $25. The cost is $30 from October 1 to October 31. From November 1 to November 22, the registration fee is $35. Race Day registration is $40. Since 2013, nearly 7,300 people have participated in the four previous runs/walks. Event organizers expect the 5th annual event’s registration to be the largest in the race’s history. For more information or to register, visit www.wiregrasswobbleturkeytrot. com About the Wiregrass Wobble The 2017 Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23 at The Shops at Wiregrass. Enjoy music and festivities, including the best Thanksgiving Day after party. Awards are presented for first, second, and third place male and female finishers and for first place in the each of the three team competitions. All participants receive a commemorative keepsake. Early registration is now available. For more information or to register, visit www. wiregrasswobbleturkeytrot.com

Pasco Economic Development Council Announces First-Ever Leadership Award Recipient - the Late James “Don” Porter Don Porter’s vision for Wiregrass Ranch helped shape one of the fastest growing areas in Pasco County and the State of Florida (August 24, 2017) — The Pasco EDC Leadership Award celebrates a person in Economic Development, who has had a remarkable impact on Pasco County and our community. Porter’s passion and strong Don P will served him well as he led or ter the convening of county stakeholders in creating a world-class master planned development. “No one can deny Don’s passion for what he did. He took his family’s property and poured his heart and soul into developing something bigger than just another master-planned community,” said Bill Cronin, President/CEO Pasco EDC. “Don planned out every detail and wouldn’t sell if it wasn’t what he saw fit for the property. He knew exactly what he wanted to see go up from residential and hospitals, to colleges and tourist attractions.”

Pasco Economic Development Council recognized Companies and Visionary Leaders at the Pasco EDC 31st Annual Awards and Trade Show Seven awards were distributed PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (September 1, 2017) — Hundreds were in attendance at the Pasco EDC 31st Annual Awards and Trade Show, including many local business leaders and government officials. “I think people thoroughly enjoyed the upbeat tempo and all of the networking opportunities,” said Bill Cronin, Pasco EDC, President/CEO. “We love having the opportunity to honor Pasco companies, and all 24 nominees have had such an important impact on economic development. It was difficult for the awards committee to narrow it down, but the seven winners truly deserve this honor.” Nominees were scored based on: company growth, leadership in current business issues, and corporate citizenship. The 2017 Pasco EDC Award Winners are: Business of the Year- Start-Up Category: Florida Hospital Center Ice Florida Hospital Center Ice is a 150,000-square foot facility just off 8 WESLEY CHAPEL MAGAZINE

Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel, with over $30 million in capital investment Business of the Year- Small Category: Express Employment Professionals Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the local franchise remains in the top 15 percent of the company for its fifth consecutive year. Business of the Year- Medium Category: FACTS Engineering LLC FACTS Engineering has seen a sales increase of 33 percent over the last year. During that time, they invested over $250,000 in a parking lot expansion, and over $200,000 in office, warehouse and IT enhancements. Business of the Year- Large Category: TRU Simulation and Training, Inc. TRU recently invested over $5 million in facility expansion and purchased

another $15 million in simulation devices. Special Contribution- North Tampa Behavioral Health Their $15 million facility expansion will help them focus on their veterans and active duty program CORE: Challenge, Overcome, Restore, and Empower. They provide the only services in the area that offer treatment for emergency responders. Special Recognition- Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point In August 2016, lightning struck the generators on the hospital roof, catching fire, and causing all power on the campus to be lost. They were able to overcame the situation and safely evacuate over 1,000 patients, visitors and personnel in under seven hours without any injuries. SEPTEMBER 2017


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he Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa and convenient to all of Wesley Chapel. Located on State Highway 56 just minutes from I-75 and close to the Shops at Wiregrass Ranch, Tampa Premium Outlets, Florida Hospital at Wesley Chapel, and has numerous other community amenities that are part of this fast-growing, dynamic region. If you live in Florida, or work in the Tampa Bay area, Beach House is an ideal location for you and your family. Easy to find and easy to get to. With 100 new private residences on a beautiful campus, Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care offers seniors a unique assisted living or memory care lifestyle centrally located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This upscale community will offer the comfort, beauty and well-being of a private residence with personalized services to support the activities of daily living. Residents are able to remain as independent as possible in a comfortable and safe environment.

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Hurricane

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1st Landfall (Cudjoe Key, FL): 130 mph, 929 mb – Category 4 2nd Landfall (Marco Island, FL): 115 mph, 940 mb – Category 3 Here are some startling stats that put into perspective the fury and impact of Hurricane Irma:

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Estimated number of people ordered to evacuate Florida. Potentially the largest evacuation in US history.

1,300,000

Number of people that lost power across Florida

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Size, in feet, of maximum storm surge flooding along Florida’s southwest coast.

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Square mileage of Irma’s tropical storm force winds. That’s larger than the area of Florida, which is 65,000 square miles.

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The number of previous times continental US has had two Category 4+ hurricanes make landfalls in the same year.

185

The top strength, in miles per hour, of Irma’s maximum sustained winds (dropped to 135mph when it hit the US).

95

Paso County was one of only a few counties in Florida to have minimal power outages. How and why that is we're not quite sure.

Percentage of all buildings that Irma damaged when it hit Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane.

5,000

Estimated number of people evacuated from the Bahamas, the largest in its history.

20 million

More than 20 million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be subject to wind gusts over 75 mph.

Pasco County 10-30% Power Outages

300 miles

The diameter of those tropical storm force winds, which is about twice as wide as Florida's peninsula. 12 WESLEY CHAPEL MAGAZINE

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Integrated Measures of Hurricane Irma • Generated THE MOST Accumulated Cyclone Energy by a tropical cyclone on record in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W). • Generated MORE Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arlene-Harvey) combined. • Generated THE MOST Accumulated Cyclone Energy in a 24hour period on record, breaking old record set by Allen (1980). • Had a number of 67.5 Accumulated Cyclone Energy units so far – THE 2ND MOST by an Atlantic hurricane in satellite era (since 1966) – trailing only Ivan (70.4). • Generated enough Accumulated Cyclone Energy to satisfy NOAA ACE definition for an AVERAGE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON. • Generated MORE Accumulated Cyclone Energy than 17 entire Atlantic hurricane seasons in the satellite era (since 1966).

AccuWeather predicts economic cost of

HARVEY & IRMA TO BE $290 BILLION It has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the U.S. mainland in the same year. "That is extraordinary by itself," Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather founder, president and chairman, said. SEPTEMBER 2017

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Simple Ways to

Live Better

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FAMILY FEATURES

hen it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, some recommendations are fairly simple, such as exercising regularly and eating right. Many people, however, don’t know how much exercise they should get or which foods are the best choices. They also may not realize there are other ways to take care of their bodies and minds to promote better overall health. Start on the path to healthier living with these tips from the wellness experts at Walgreens.

Exercise regularly. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity at least five days a week, and that’s because an active lifestyle can help you achieve far more than 14 WESLEY CHAPEL MAGAZINE

muscle mass or weight loss. Regular exercise can also contribute to mental well-being, and even something as simple as a walking break or two at work can provide health benefits.

Eat well. The keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of calories for your activity level and eating a wide range of foods to ensure that you’re receiving all the nutrients your body needs. By prioritizing great taste and ingredient guidelines, such as minimizing hydrogenated oils, trans fats and artificial ingredients, Walgreens Nice! products help take the guesswork out of making healthier choices. In an effort to simplify healthy living, the line’s packaging, products and ingredient standards were updated, and offerings now include organic and gluten-free options in addition to traditional baking goods and other general grocery items. SEPTEMBER 2017


Get enough sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being, and can help improve your mental health, physical health and quality of life. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours per night for adults and 9-11 hours for school-aged children. If you find sleep elusive, try implementing a bedtime routine to send signals to your body that it’s time to sleep, avoid screen time immediately before lights out and eliminate caffeine after lunch.

Manage stress. Between juggling a career, family and other commitments, it’s easy to find things to stress over. Practices such as meditation and yoga can help better manage stress. Setting aside time for a favorite hobby can also help relieve stress and focus on an activity you enjoy. Aside from mental and emotional impacts, stress can also impact your physical health, so it’s important to identify coping mechanisms that reduce overall stress.

Be social. Making time to socialize with friends and family is an important part of living a long and healthy life. Even if your schedule is packed, try to block out time at least once a week to spend with family and friends.

Break bad habits. Whatever their nature, work to break bad habits by first acknowledging the problem then working to replace the negativity with alternatives that make a more positive impact on your life. Even a negative attitude can bring you down. To discover more ways to make healthy lifestyle choices, visit walgreens.com/nice.

MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES Maintaining a healthy diet can be easier than you think if you make your eating habits a priority and know how to make smart food choices. For the best results, choose foods from all five major food groups with help from these tips:

Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and contain necessary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Rather than serving fruits with cream cheese or sugary sauces, opt for nut butters or Nice! organic honey, and toss raw, steamed, boiled or baked vegetables in olive oil, salt and pepper instead of buttery sauces.

Protein Select low-fat, lean cuts of meat and season them with herbs, spices and low-sodium marinades. Baking, broiling, grilling and roasting are the healthiest preparation methods. Try swapping ground beef for a lean or extra-lean cut, or opt for ground chicken or turkey instead. Non-meat protein options such as dry beans, peas and lentils can even be swapped for meat in recipes such as lasagna or chili.

Dairy Choose skim or non-dairy milk, like soy, rice or almond milk, and use low-fat or part-skim cheeses in recipes. Nonfat or Greek yogurt can replace sour cream in many recipes and SEPTEMBER 2017

options like sherbet and soft-serve frozen yogurt are lower in fat than ice cream.

Grains Choose products that list whole grains as the first ingredient, as they are low in fat and high in fiber. Some easy swaps include whole-grain flour, pasta and rice, as well as bypassing doughnuts and pastries for English muffins or bagels and opting for unsalted pretzels instead of potato chips. Add some variety with tasty organic items such as Nice! flavored popcorns and tortilla chips.

Fats, oils and sweets Too many high-fat foods can add excess calories to your diet, which can lead to weight gain and obesity, or increase your risk for certain health issues. However, a small amount of heart-healthy fat is actually good for you. When it comes to sweets, fig bars and gingersnaps make for healthy alternatives to cookies. Also beware of calorie-laden condiments and opt for nonfat and light mayonnaise and salad dressings instead. WESLEY CHAPEL MAGAZINE 15


B

oasting a number of different services, the most up-to-date technology and a team of experienced professionals, Bliss Facial Spa continues to impress Wesley Chapel residents with their outstanding delivery. Although Bliss has called our area home since 2010, they have only been growing and improving on their products and services since then. In addition to providing high quality facials, skin peels, and microdermabrasion to improve the health of your skin, Bliss is proud to provide hair services, nail services, waxing, eyelash extensions and massage therapy. Whatever your beauty needs may be, the specialists at Bliss are trained and certified to provide while exceeding your expectations. The full hair salon located in the Spa offers a range of hair cutting, color and style options for any occasion. Bliss also offers treatments for smoothing hair and treating split ends, as well as providing Perms and styling for special events. Customers looking to color their hair will be pleased to know that Bliss stocks the Goldwell color system for use in the majority of their hair color treatments, which not only delivers the highest level of color reliability, but also gives nourishment back to your hair. Goldwell products allow colorists at the salon to be as creative as you'd like your hair to be, while leaving you with the best possible results from across the color spectrum. Additionally, your hair will be left shiny and smooth, as the products offer the optimum level of protection for your hair during the coloring process. Bliss believes that their guests deserve the best in hair care products, and Goldwell was a natural choice – so if you're looking for a new 'do, you can expect the best out of their hair services. Facial care is highlighted by Bliss as well, with an array of options and specialists certified in HydraFacial and PCA Skin Care services making it a gem of spas in Wesley Chapel. Facials are customized to fit you, and there is certain to be one available for any issue, skin type, or desire. On top of being effective and leaving your skin feeling fresh and healthy, facials at Bliss are wonderfully relaxing and a luxurious experience. Skin peels are provided by PCA Skin, and are noted for causing very little to no discomfort during the process while providing the highest standard of treatment for all skin types. Staff at Bliss providing these services are Level II Certified by PCA, making them experts at administering these nourishing skin peels. Among all the facials provided at Bliss, HydraFacials are one of the most unique – utilizing a 4-step procedure to deeply hydrate the skin while improving its overall appearance. It is what is known as a "resurfacing treatment", but differentiates itself from other facials of the same variety by providing instant, thorough results with no downtime or skin irritation. The HydraFacial is a complete facial rejuvenation, combining cleansing, hydration, extractions, exfoliation and skin renewal – as well as adding antioxidant protection into the mix. It is known for significant improvements in skin tone and texture, fine lines, and oily and acne-prone skin. The HydraFacial even contributes to the overall health of your skin in the long term, and the process is gentle enough to be tolerated by almost anyone. If this sounds like something you'd like to indulge in (and who wouldn't!) the highly trained staff at Bliss are more than happy to help your skin reach its full potential. As if top quality hair and face services weren't enough, Bliss also provides customized massage therapy including the options of deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, and hot stone massage. The resident massage therapists have years 16 WESLEY CHAPEL MAGAZINE

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of experience working with clients to find what works best for each individual, so you are sure to be beneath good hands. Waxing is provided as well, both in the form of hot wax and strip wax. Bliss provides waxing services for any part of the body, using Waxxxpress Products to ensure the smoothest possible results without the usual irritation that comes with body waxes. It is also gentle enough to use on the most sensitive and delicate areas, in order to make the process as painless as it can be. In the event you might like to add hair to your body rather than removing it, Bliss has eyelash extensions available to meet your everyday glamour needs. Eyelash extensions give your lashes a longer, fuller look on the daily, without the hassle of applying mascara. Extensions are applied individually, by the process of gluing them to your existing eyelashes one by one with tweezers. As a result, your existing eyelashes are extended to give a lush, elegant look to your eyes. Lash extensions from Bliss are waterproof, and don’t come as a one size fits all – the technicians at Bliss will assist in helping you find the look that fits you best, from natural to stunning. So, the next time you're looking for a makeover, drop in for a visit at Wesley Chapel's one-stop shop for everything beauty. Bliss is committed to ensuring the satisfaction, confidence and health of every customer, whatever their need may be. Even if you're not sure exactly what that need is in your case, any member of the friendly staff at Bliss would be happy to provide advice and recommendations. After all, when you're looking your best, you're sure to be feeling your best, and that makes for a happier community overall.

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RECIPES EASY GUACAMOLE

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Recipe by: Denise Goodman "Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!"

2 avocados 1 small onion finely chopped 1 clove garlic minced 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 lime, juiced salt and pepper to taste Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

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The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to squeeze it. Yes, this is a good way to determine ripeness, but it’s also a good way to mistake a bruised avocado for a ripe one. While avocados do get softer as they ripen, squeezing to determine ripeness is not always best. You bruise the fruit by squeezing it, and a previously bruised fruit can also be mistaken for a ripe one this way. Our preferred method for identifying a ripe avocado is to try to flick the small stem off the fruit. If it comes off easily and you can see green underneath it, the avocado is ripe. If it does not come off or you see brown underneath, the avocado is not yet ripe, or it’s overripe and therefore unusable.

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1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 cup minced cilantro 2 tomatillos, husked , rinsed and cut in half 1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise; carefully remove yolks. Place yolks in a mixing bowl. Place whites on a serving platter and set aside. 2. Add yogurt, avocados, lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro and tomtaillos into the mixing bowl with the yolks. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, place all ingredients into a regular blender and blend until smooth). 3. Spoon the avocado-egg mixture into the cavities of the egg whites.

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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS Sept 21- Lunch N Learn @ WCCC office Don Porter Boardroom 11:30-1:00 Sept 26- Bilirakis Career Fair at PHSCPorter Campus 9:00-12 Sept 27- Monthly Member Orientation @ WCCC Office Don Porter Boardroom 9:00 Sept 28- Economic Development Briefing @ Pebble Creek 11:30-1:00 Sept 28- Ribbon Cutting of Seratoma Speech & Hearing Foundation 5:307:30 Sept 29- Final Friday @ Beef O’ Brady’s 4:00-6:00 Oct 3, 2017 - Monthly Business Breakfast

Oct 11, 2017 Monthly Membership Luncheon

Oct 6, 2017 - WOW - Women of Wesley Chapel Oct 6, 2017 - MGM Friends Charity Partners Presents "Rat Pack Casino Night"

Oct 11, 2017 - Ribbon Cutting- Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel, LLC

Oct 7, 2017 - Create Your Own Superhero Kids Walk Oct 7, 2017 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay- Big Orientation

Oct 12, 2017 Monthly Mixer Oct 14, 2017 Scarecrow Festival Oct 14, 2017 Northpointe Village Classic Car Show Oct 17, 2017 Monthly Coffee Social

Oct 7, 2017 - Dade City's Wild Things Pasta With A Purpose Benefit Oct 11, 2017 Business Link - Tools, Tips & Networking to Strengthen Your Business!

Oct 20, 2017 - Ghoulwill Bash - Ship of Ghouls Date: October 20, 2017 Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Website: https://goodwillsuncoast.org/ghoulwill/ Event Description: A Halloween-themed dinner cruise costume party aboard the Yacht Starship sailing from Tampa. Guests will enjoy an upscale dinner buffet, complimentary beer and wine, DJ and dancing, costume contest with prizes, a silent auction,

and a shipload of surprises. Gayle Guyardo of News Channel 8 will emcee. Proceeds will benefit Goodwill services for people with barriers to employment Contact Information: Registration: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ goodwills-ghoulwillbash-ship-of-ghoulstickets-35178484795 Fees/Admission: Tickets $80 in advance, $90 week of the event.

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SEASONAL SYNC - FASHION By Rachel Ward

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easons. Season can be defined as "a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature". Just as we have seasons in our lives, we have seasons in fashion too. Depending on the season of life we are in, there is a direct correlation with the way we dress. In fashion, there are four seasons: Spring/ Summer, Fall/Winter, Resort and PreFall. The two major seasons, however,

are Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Spring/Summer starts in January and runs until June and Fall/Winter runs from July to December. Stores are already receiving fall merchandise when it's still summer heat and hotter than heck here in Florida. This is a tactic used to maximize sales. Fashion trends are typically forecasted a year in advance so companies are already hard at work on constructing

"As long as I feel good, that's what's important."

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new trends in the colors of the year long before the weather ever changes. If you follow fashion you will dress the part during the season. Spring and summer calls for bright and colorful articles of clothing. Shorts, tank tops, maxi dresses and flip flops are staples. Whereas, fall calls for darker, more neutral colors such as black, gray and brown worn with booties or boots. Layers come into play in the cooler months such as scarves and a vest or bomber jacket over a long sleeve shirt. In life, we go through many seasons. Seasons of happiness and seasons of sadness, seasons of busyness and seasons of rest, seasons of victory and seasons of fear. No matter what season we are in, if we still look our best and put our best foot forward, we will survive any storm. Just as things in our life change, if we are women who continually pursue growth and learning, our personalities, our views, our friends & our fashion sense change along with us. With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes less vanity. It took me a long time to get to the point where I've learned that my life is not to impress others and therefore I've became less vein. As long as I feel good, that's what's important. My style has reflected that and now I dress for comfort. Back in the day, I would never leave the house without heels because I wanted to appear taller and skinnier. Now, I rarely ever leave the house in anything other than flats. And my feet are definitely thanking me for it! Our mood determines a lot about how we dress. We all have a certain "style" of dress such as "boho", "trendy" or "conservative". No matter what the season is if I'm having a "down day" you will find me in a tank top and pair of Lululemon leggings, hair in a bun with only blush & lip gloss on. When people are sad or unhappy they tend to care about their appearance less. They usually dress frumpier, typically in darker colors. I rarely ever wear black. It doesn't make me feel as joyful and happy as color does. Color always brightens up the day! Over the years and through the seasons people's style change. Much of this is due to body changes such as SEPTEMBER 2017


losing or gaining weight or just getting older and dressing more modest. Hopefully none of my readers have clothes from the 80's in their closet still?? If so, that season is longgggg gone. Do yourself a favor and update your wardrobe with current, in style trends. This is totally attainable without breaking the budget and it's amazing how new clothes can completely lift your mood. If you can afford it, hire a stylist to come into your home and do a "closet makeover" and then go shopping with you so you can learn what styles and colors look good for your body type.

"Dress to impress YOU because that's who truly matters." Every season I typically purchase a few new shirts, shoes and jeans that follow the trend of that season and then use items already in my closest from previous seasons to mix and match and layer with. Of course, owing a jewelry business definitely keeps me on top of all the latest jewelry and accessory trends! If you didn’t read my article from last month, tassels will be the hottest jewelry trend this fall, followed by feathers. Since I'm in the fashion industry I'm always looking forward to the next season to see what colors and trends will be hot. Right now I'm in a season of comfort, clothing-wise, and self discovery, life-wise. Just like seasons in weather, the season of life we're in will determine our fashion look. How we feel directly relates to how we present our self every time we leave our house. Our mood of the day determines how we decide to dress each morning as we stand in our closet, staring, thinking "what do I feel like wearing today?". Different seasons our placed in our life to test us and challenge us. Some days I feel fab and the way I look put together and go out into the world will reflect that. Other days I feel not-so-fab which is when you’ll see me in workout pants (even though I don’t work out!) and one of my HOT MESS EXPRESS tanks! Whatever season you are in, don’t dress to impress others. Make sure you are comfortable in what you’re wearing so you can put your best foot forward and seize the day. Adding accessories to any outfit will automatically make you look more put together. Dress to impress YOU because that's who truly matters. Fashion isn't about being like everyone else, it is about be fabulously, confidently YOU. What are you waiting on? Go get dressed and leave your house EVERY day knowing you're making the world a brighter, happier place. Spread light and love. xoxo Rachel

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Rachel Ward is a multi-passionate mompreneur who owns a jewelry distribution company and an inspirational t-shirt line. She’s been in fashion for 20+ years and loves empowering women to be the best version of themselves. You can join her “tribe” by searching “Gemara’s Gems & Rachel Gemara” on FB and clicking “join group”. Her jewelry can be found locally at Mainstream Boutique & Tate & Tilly. As a bonus, one of her BFF’s is local stylist Wendi Braswell so visit her at www.wendibraswell.com for all of your styling needs. SEPTEMBER 2017

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CONCERTS SEPTEMBER 24 THRU OCTOBER 27 Zac Brown Band w/Darrell Scott, Caroline Jones

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Scorpions with Special Guest Megadeth Amalie Arena Tampa, FL Sun, 10/15/17, 7:00 PM

LOCAL VENUES The 80s Reimagined - Skippers Smokehouse Tampa, FL, Sun, 9/24/17, 5:00 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Dumpstaphunk - Jannus Live, St Petersburg, FL, Thu, 9/28/17, 7:00 Foster the People w/Cherry Glazerr, The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL, Thu, 9/28/17, 8:00 PM

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour 4.8 out of 5 stars (5674) Details: Bruno Mars, Jorja Smith Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL Thu, 10/19/17, 8:00 PM

MUTEMATH - Play Dead Live - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, Sat, 9/30/17, 7:00 PM Steppin' Stones W/ Daniel Heitz Band, Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/01/17, 5:00 Clean Bandit - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Tue, 10/03/17, 7:00 PM VNV Nation w/Ivardensphere - Orpheum Tampa, FL, Tue, 10/03/17, 7:00 PM Hollywood Undead w/Butcher Babies - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Thu, 10/05/17, 6:00 Bill Burr - The Mahaffey Theater - St Petersburg, FL Fri, 10/06/17, 10:00 PM

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Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 - With Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Amalie Arena Tampa, FL Fri, 10/20/17, 7:30 PM

Boyce Avenue - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, Sat, 10/07/17, 6:30 PM Showbiz Kids - the Music of Steely Dan, Skippers Smokehouse, Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/08/17, 5:00 Judah & the Lion - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Wed, 10/11/17, 7:00 PM Come Back Alice Does Led Zeppelin - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Fri, 10/13/17, 8:00 Zakk Sabbath - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Fri, 10/13/17, 8:00 PM Stardust Memories W/ Talk To Mark and Donna Lu - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sat, 10/14/17, 8:00 PM

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The Devil Wears Prada - No Sun / No Moon Tour - Orpheum - Tampa, FL, 10/15/17, 6:00 PM Insane Clown Posse - State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL, Tue, 10/17/17, 6:00 PM Superjoint w/ DevilDriver - State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL, Thu, 10/19/17, 5:00 PM Tommy Castro and Samantha Fish - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Fri, 10/20/17, 8:00 Puddle of Mudd - Mason's Live - Lakeland, FL, Sat, 10/21/17, 2:00 PM The Red Elvises W/ the Steady 45s - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sat, 10/21/17, 8:00 The Battle of the Jimmy's - Skippers Smokehouse - Tampa, FL, Sun, 10/22/17, 5:00

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search suggests that weight loss is not about an isolated person deciding to cut calories,” says Dr. Weitzman. “If we want to overcome the U.S epidemic of obesity, as well as the associated health problems, we have to understand broader concepts like wellness and accountability. Most people won’t do this on their own. They need training and ongoing support.” The Medi-Weightloss Clinic program is designed by experts for each individual patient in every area of health and wellness. With a proven plan in place, patients are encouraged and given the direction they need in order to reach their goal weight and transition to a healthier lifestyle. READ WHAT OUR LUTZ PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US. Emilee states; “Before Medi-Weightloss Clinic, I tried several different weight loss programs and none seemed to efficiently work, until now. Medi was extremely easy to follow and has been working so well. The best part about the program is that I do not feel tired through the day. I would recommend Medi to anyone.” Erin turned to Medi-Weightloss Clinic for help. “At first I was reluctant, thinking I would fail as I had in other plans,” Erin remembers. “Medi-Weightloss Clinic was different. I liked that it is medically supervised, and they worked with me on a weekly basis so it was easy to stick

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Amalie Arena Now through October 1st – check website for times www.amaliearena.com/events

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer.

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Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGOand recently appeared on The Late Show with Steven Colbert. She has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor).

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Crack up Cancer annually features some of the areas best comics, and 2017 is no exception. The lineup this year includes Danny Bevins, Al Romas, John Consoli, Mike McCarthy, Helen Keaney and Kevin Rogers. The show has two price tiers making it accessible to one and all. Regular priced tickets are $25 each and VIP tickets are $75 and come with a preshow reception with served appetizers, “meet the comics” area, and preferential seating in the auditorium for the show. Come see why Crack up Cancer was nominated in 2016 as Best Fundraiser in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff” are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

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Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley

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One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, Chris Tucker will make a stop at AMALIE Arena in Tampa with special guest D.L. Hughley. Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. He became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring alongside Ice Cube.

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The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, the Naked Magician’s (Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne) saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves, and great magicians don't need pants.

Maria Bamford stars in the semiautobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design.

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A Little Dirt Never Hurt: Getting Kids Outside to Play

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for your kids to enjoy. For the youngsters, you may need to set up a fence to make boundaries clear. Remove all dangerous items that you wouldn’t want your kids to taste or touch. If playground equipment isn’t an option, don’t stress. Give children time to explore, and nature will provide them with plenty of entertainment.

1. Provide Options. Struggling to get the kids off the couch? Give them a couple of possibilities when choosing an activity outside. Making children feel like they are in control of the situation is key. Children – like most of us – can be more inclined to do something if they feel they were a part of the decision making process. Create a bucket list with different fun activities and games for kids to play outside, and help them check things off as the year goes on!

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5. The More the Merrier! Make it a play date by inviting some of your children’s friends over. Try and set up a weekly schedule to give them something to look forward to. Providing children time to interact with one another is a great way to help develop their social skills. And bringing together more minds can help expand their imaginations and creativity, resulting in more fun games for kids to play outside! Envolve, Inc.® is a family of health solutions, working together to make healthcare simpler, more effective and more accessible for everyone. www.envolvehealth.com SEPTEMBER 2017


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