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Vol. 9 No. 2

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contents The Village Journal

Vol. 9 No. 3 | Summer 2013

community 22

Spotlight on Neighbors: Dylan and Lauren Thue-Jones

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Home Grown in Alachua County: $1.7 Billion in Agriculture Revenue

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Don’t Let Vertigo Spin You Out of Control

34

Know the Signs of Kidney Disease

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lifestyle 38

To India and Back: Meet the Patel Family

44 Wristy Business

health & fitness 46

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4 Exercises to Get Beach Body Ready

44 26

Kneading Your Way to a Healthier You

home 52 58

Value-Added Remodeling Hunkering Down for Hurricane Season

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money 60 College Saving Plans: A Primer

food 64 Raising the Bar:

Gainesville’s Best Local Watering Holes

66 Road Test: All Natrual Popsicles

travel

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68 Jet-Setting: No Ticket Required

in every issue 10 Editor’s Note 12 Social Happenings 14 Contributors 16 The Haile Village Center Directory 20 Publix Market Square Directory 54 Real Estate Market Watch 56 Community Map 71 Calendar of Events 76 Snapshots 81 Register of Advertisers 82 From the Kitchen of Dean Cacciatore

on the cover

Shilpa Patel with Roxy, a 45-year-old Asian Elephant, at Two Tails Ranch. Photographed by ryaphotos. Styled by Andrea Love-Leonor. Hair by Rachel Cole. Makeup by Kara Winslow.

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editor’s note How wonderful it is that we, as residents of Gainesville and the surrounding areas, live in such a diverse, cultural and plentiful community.

It’s no wonder why our farmers’ markets are filled with fresh, locally grown food, week after week. My eyes were recently opened to the massive impact the agricultural industry in Alachua County makes, not only within our county, but also within the state of Florida. In “Home Grown in Alachua County: $1.7 billion in Agricultural Revenue” (p.26) we breakdown this unassuming economic pillar, which may surprise you too. In keeping with the culture and diversity of our community, we meet the Patel family in “To India and Back” (p.38), where we learn how they remain close to their Indian heritage. Also bringing diversity in epic proportions is Roxy, the 45-year-old Asian Elephant on the cover who resides in Williston, Fla. at Two Tails Ranch. I highly recommend you plan a visit to see these majestic creatures at arms length — it is truly jaw-dropping. Be sure to check out “Social Happenings” (p.12) to learn about our #VJsummer contest and a chance to win a grab-bag full of goodies!

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contributors Gabe Huish owns Huish Homes, a custom residential building firm in Gainesville. The company builds custom homes and performs quality remodels throughout North-Central Florida. After earning a finance degree from the University of Florida, owner and craftsman Gabe Huish founded his company on the belief that the building experience can be pain-free and enjoyable. His staff places a strong emphasis on the fine details and construction science of homebuilding. Each home is custom designed for the homeowner’s designtaste and lifestyle.

Publisher: Ryan Frankel

Andrea Love-Leonor owns and operates The Little Shop, a unique children’s boutique that carries one of a kind toys, baby gifts and stylish clothing. Andrea’s zest for life and for what she and her husband and business partner, Thiago, have brought to the community can be summed up by their shop’s motto: ‘be active, be stylish, be happy.’ Before moving to Gainesville, Andrea spent 10 years living in New York City and made her professional mark at such notable companies as Jones Apparel Group, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

Art Director: Kevin James

Jake Thompson is a corrective exercise physiologist and the Director of AXIS Training Studio. Jake incorporates his vast knowledge of human physiology into scientific based exercise prescription.

Brian Watson earned a Finance degree from the University of Florida and subsequently joined Koss Olinger. Quickly becoming a partner in the firm, Brian emerged as an integral member of the Koss Olinger Investment Advisory Committee. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) specializing in retirement planning, investment management and estate planning. He was central to the development of Koss Olinger’s trademarked process, The Wealth Navigator System™. As an advisor, Brian takes great pride in his ability to implement advanced planning techniques, while simultaneously educating his clients. Grant and Mary Wilson own and operate Spa Royale, A Day Spa, which has served the Gainesville community for the last 10 years. Grant and Mary are both licensed massage therapists and graduates of the Florida School of Massage. Grant is well known for his amazing massages and has a passion for helping people feel better. Mary is also a licensed esthetician, nail specialist and a proud graduate of the University of Florida. She brings over 16 years of experience and still loves her career just as much as the day she started. They both enjoy providing services to their guests and owning & operating Gainesville’s only resort style spa. In their free time they love to fish, garden and spend time with their family and their four dogs and two cats. 14 | TheVillageJournal.com

Editor: Channing Casey Account Executive: Kilty Bryson Creative Director: Robert Hedges

Graphic Design: Aníbal Rodríguez Contributing Writers: Kylie McKlveen Kendal Norris Photography: LHM Photography ryaphotos Social Media Manager: Jeannette Baer Web Administrator: Ashlynn Henkel Bookkeeper: Bonnie Rodríguez Editorial Assistants: Elaine Hussey Courtney Jones

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The Haile Village Center

directory

architecture

education

Jennifer Langford, AIA, CNU, PA . . . . 3 7 1 - 7 1 8 7

Abacus Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . .376-1492

The Sustainable Design Group . . . . . . 327-3899

La Escuela Spanish Learning Center

art & photography Footstone Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 562-3066 Haile Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

community Haile Village Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . 363-2233 Haile Equestrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665- 7433

dance Cameron Dancenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-7785

dining South Garden Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . 378-8776 Cacciatore Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-0701 Haile Village Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-0721 Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill . . 240-6228 Sisters Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-0281 Patticakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376-1332 Queens Arms Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-0721 16 | TheVillageJournal.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514-4409

event services Cacciatore Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-0701 Olive You Eat Well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-0281 Plantation Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371-1600

financial American Optimal Advisors . . . . . . . . . 505-5632 Cetera Advisors, Beverly J. Loy . . . . . 317-5269 Cetera Advisors, Pat Gleason, CRPS . 8 7 1 - 7 1 7 1 Holloway Wealth Management . . . . . . 337-8177 Markey Wealth Management . . . . . . . 338-1560 SunTrust Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-6868 Tillman Hartley, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-9015

fitness Sweat Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-4926 Sports One Athlete Management, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-8787


furnishings & gifts Marianne Coveney European Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4290 The Perfect Gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

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health & beauty

Dawn and Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377-6200 Haile Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374-2005 Haile Village Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550 Haile Village Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . 335-5025 Hang Ten Nail Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-5545 Ideal Weight Management . . . . . . . . . . 327-4120 Salon PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 - 1 0 1 1 Serendipity Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . 378-9088

Sarah’s Hair Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-6909

home improvements TPG Granite & Cabinetry . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

jewelry Sander’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-6100 The Village Jeweler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-0015 Abazias Diamonds, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 264-9940

legal C. David Coffey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-8442 Fisher, Butts, Sechrest & Warner, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-5922 Law Offices of Steven Allan H. Kaye, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-0816 Law Offices of Steven Kalishman . . . . 376-8600 Mark J. Fraser, Attorney at Law . . . . . 367-0444 Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier & Blakey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-9031 White & Crouch, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 2 - 1 0 1 1

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medical Aguirre & Sappington Orthodontics . 378-2545 Benet Clinical Assessment . . . . . . . . . 375-2545 Burnell Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-0900 CFK Cardiac Tech, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3760 Continuum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 77-217-1485 Galvan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327-3561 Duane Haile Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . 374-2999 Haile Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-9602 Haile Plantation Family Dental . . . . . . 375-6116

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Haile Plantation Family Medicine (UF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265-0944 Haile Village Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550

Sweet Paws Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264-8995

real estate

Infectious Disease Consultants . . . . . . 375-0008

Bosshardt Realty Services . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 1 - 6 1 0 0

Kent Wenger, M.D., Psychiatry & Neurology . . . . . . . . . . . . 872-5727

Coldwell Banker, M.M. Parrish Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4999

Kids Only Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335-7777

Haile Plantation Sales & Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4999

Lori Libert Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . 222-1583 Linda Goodwin, PhD, LMHC, Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-0030 Options Medical, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317-6379 Speech & Language Center at Haile Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284-3323 The Haile Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-0551 UF Health PRC at Haile . . . . . . . . . . . . 265-0944 Kelly Aissen, Ph.D., LMHC . . . . . . . . . . 278-7008

Management Specialists Services . . . 335-7848 Premier Management Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-4641 Thomas Group Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-8228

title & insurance AmeriLife Insurance Marketing . . . . . . 3 7 1 - 8 2 1 3 New York Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 9 - 8 1 7 1 Weston Arnold Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . 333-9440

William E. Beaty PhD, Psychologist . . 331-5520

technology

pet care

Advanced Turbine Support, LLC . . . . 302-2364

Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue . . . . . . . . . 262-4232

E-Tech Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-785-5993

Haile Plantation Animal Clinic . . . . . . . 377-6003

Neptuno Data Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 4 - 4 2 1 5

Shampoodles by Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-7236

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medical Archer Dental..............................................3 3 1 - 4 7 3 1 Haile Market Therapy &

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Behavioral Medicine.................................331-0020

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Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.....................505-3352 The Roundabout Bar & Grill .................. 331-6620

dry cleaning On the Spot.................................................332-9494

eyewear Alligator Island Optical.............................332-9028

financial Florida Credit Union.................................3 7 7 - 4 1 4 1 Wells Fargo..................................................331-8239

grocery Publix.............................................................3 3 1 - 1 0 3 7

insurance Bo Greene Insurance Agency...............3 3 3 - 1 1 2 3 Brightway Insurance.................................240-7500

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pharmacy Publix Pharmacy .......................................3 3 1 - 1 0 8 6

shopping Haile Jewelry & Loans.............................333-1905 Talking Walls 2 Art & Framing............... 333-7225

spirits The Spirit Shoppe......................................331-7274

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or Dylan and Lauren Thue-Jones, Gainesville is more than a birth place. It’s the town that helped form their dreams, shape their goals and provide them with satisfying education and meaningful careers. They recently purchased a home in Haile Plantation, and they have, along with their young son, Leo, found their niche and are living life to the fullest. Having attended P.K. Yonge (a lifer, as it’s called) and Santa Fe College, Dylan knew early on he was attracted to the world of residential and commercial real estate. A full-time BrokerAssociate at Coldwell Banker/M.M. Parrish Realtors for the past nine years, he recalled, “My parents moved here from Miami in 1979 so that my dad, Gregg Jones, could pursue his acting career at the Hippodrome State Theatre. He was really one of the founding members there, and Gainesville is where my parents had me and my brother, Are, who’s a personal trainer at 807 Wellness.” Dylan lived in different areas of the city while growing up. He feels this experience has given him an edge in his chosen profession of assisting families and businesses to find their place in Gainesville—whether they are first-time buyers or re-locating to a bigger residence or facility. The fact that he’s been in the top ten of his company in residential sales the past three years is a testament to Dylan’s calling, his dedication and his hard work. Most recently, Dylan has become more involved in the custom home building process in working closely with builder Barry Bullard Homes. He added, “I’m also excited to be part of the new development around Innovation Square.” The forty-acre urban master plan for a modern live/work/play research and innovation community is continually being developed, and will connect downtown Gainesville with the University of Florida. It is, as Dylan puts it, “a small business incubator that will help grow and keep businesses here to provide economic stability and local jobs. I’m so pleased to be involved in such a creative, innovative enterprise as this.”

In 2006, Dylan was introduced to Lauren Indelicato by mutual friends. As he remembered, “Because we both grew up in Gainesville, we knew people who knew people, of course. But when we were finally brought together at a concert, we instantly clicked.” When they met, Lauren had already graduated with a B.S. in Health Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She recalled, “After that, I spent a year in San Diego working in a ski and snow department in a sports shop. Then I was accepted into the accelerated BSN/MSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing) program at the University of Florida and started classes in the summer of 2003. I graduated in 2006 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.” During her graduate program, Lauren worked as a RN for adult orthopedic and vascular patients and then in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, but after graduation she took a job with Pediatric Surgery at Shands Children’s Hospital as their Nurse Practitioner. “I’ve been there ever since, and love my job. Somehow, in the past three years, I have managed to work, get married, have a child, earn a second masters as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree! Two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees and a doctorate – I think I’m finally finished with school now!” she laughed. “A typical day for me consists of making patient rounds, getting patients ready for surgery, helping them with recovery from surgery, seeing emergency room consultations and traumas and helping admit and discharge pediatric surgical patients. I really love working with children. All they want is to get well enough to leave their hospital beds and go to the playroom. When I can help make that happen, I am overjoyed.” Lauren’s medical talent and skills come naturally enough. Her mother had a forty-year career as a registered nurse, and her father, Dr. Peter Indelicato, is a retired orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon. One of her brothers is a Pediatric Radiation Oncologist in Jacksonville at

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“We absolutely love living in Haile and riding bikes to local restaurants, to Publix, to the dry cleaners or to meet family and friends.” —LAUREN THUE-JONES

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the Proton Beam Center. Her other brother is a systems engineer in Hermosa Beach, California. “Growing up in this type of atmosphere, the talk around the dinner table most nights definitely centered on medicine and health care – and still does! My parents wanted each of us to have a career that made us happy – that is all they cared about. They wanted our lives to be fulfilled with jobs we were passionate about. They didn’t push medicine on us at all; it just happened. And pediatric surgery is where I found my passion.” By 2010, Lauren and Dylan’s relationship had deepened over four years, and they decided to marry. They now have an eighteen-monthold son, Leo, and are expecting a second baby (also a boy) late in September. As for being new residents of Haile Plantation, Lauren commented, “I had lived here for two years during nursing school and couldn’t wait to move back. We absolutely love living in Haile and


riding bikes to local restaurants, to Publix, to the dry cleaners or to meet family and friends. My dad lives close by, so that’s really nice, too.” Dylan added, “We’re both avid runners, so we are fortunate to have shaded running trails throughout the development. Even before we moved to Haile, we used to pack up our gear and drive here to bike or run. Now we jog with Leo in his stroller and pack him up in our little bike trailer for rides around the neighborhood. Though we’re fortunate enough to have a pool, we still like to swim at the clubhouse. And we can take Leo to the park everyday.” Both members of Gainesville Health and Fitness Center since they were in middle school, Lauren and Dylan enjoy working out, especially doing circuit training and spinning. These sorts of strength-building routines come in handy, particularly for the extended hours that both of these busy professionals put into their work.

Lauren noted, “On especially long days, I’m fortunate that Dylan’s schedule has some built-in flexibility. Some days I get to work at 5:30 a.m. and do not get home until 7:30 or 8:00 p.m.” In her precious spare time, Lauren loves to cook and spend time whipping up innovative dishes. “Since my dad’s Italian, that’s my ‘go-to’ type of cuisine, but I love exploring any and all types of food. It’s my form of relaxation. Luckily for me, both Dylan and Leo will eat anything!” For Dylan and Lauren Thue-Jones, two very talented, well-rounded and service-oriented individuals, Gainesville has proven to be rich soil. It’s their own garden of deepening roots, providing them with personal nourishment, an active lifestyle and successful careers that give back to the community in meaningful ways.

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HOME GROWN ——in——

ALACHUA COUNTY:

1.7

$

Billion in AGRICULTURE REVENUE

By Kendal Norris | Photography by Channing Casey

LIVESTOCK

production

in Alachua at

HEAD

46,000

ranks 12th in the

state with a value of

$27 MILLION ANNUALLY. Shown: Santa Fe River Ranch

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xactly 500 years ago, the Spanish explorer, Ponce de León, landed in Florida. By importing cattle and introducing citrus into the new Spanish colony, the intrepid capitan planted seeds for a future phenomenon that, today, is Florida’s agriculture industry. With a total value of $100 billion annually and three-quarters of a million employees, Florida’s bounty of agriculture, including fruit and vegetable crops, timber and livestock (to name a few) spreads over 9.25 million acres and represents a powerful and growing economic sector.

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Playing a large role in the state’s agricultural economic impact, Alachua County has more than 340,000 acres, or 54 percent of the county’s land, under cultivation and produces revenue in the amount of $188 million in property, sales and fuel tax. This represents 16 percent of the gross regional product and generates $1.7 billion in total revenue for the county. Alachua agriculture is the third largest employer with more than 37,000 workers, ranging from individual farmers, consultants and suppliers, to veterinarians, rural finance professionals and insurance and real estate agents. Alachua County Extension Director of Livestock, Cindy Sanders, a sixth-generation Floridian with deep family farming roots, commented, “Livestock production in Alachua at 46,000 heads ranks twelfth in the state with a value of $27 million annually. Our county also comes in fourth in the equine industry (recreation, sports and farm use) and second in the production of meat goats. Total crop value – including fruits, vegetables and floriculture – tops out at $65 million annually. That translates into $255 million in value added impact.” Statewide, Florida’s 47,500 farms produce nearly 300 different commodities. According to the Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association, the cattle industry contributes significantly to Florida’s economy by providing jobs, making an employment impact of $171 million. Cattle farms are also committed to preserving as much of the natural landscape as possible – areas like Payne’s Prairie, Devil’s Millhopper and numerous rivers and springs in Alachua County’s landscape. Santa Fe River Ranch, established in 1932 by Snead Mathews Davis, instituted the first herd of registered Hereford cattle in Florida and led efforts to modernize the livestock industry through the use of purebred cattle, universal health practices and state-of-the-art breeding programs. When the herd was dispersed in 1990, it was recognized as one of the leading herds of registered Polled Hereford in the nation. Today, the ranch is owned by Alan Hitchcock and only a small portion of the herd is Polled Hereford, while the majority of the ranch’s herd is a commercial cattle operation. As for Florida’s dairy business, their trade association says the state has over 130 dairy farms ranging in size from 150 to 5,000 head. These farms are primarily owned and operated by second- and third-generation farmers. In Alachua County, according to Sanders, there are three dairies, the University of Florida Research Dairy and two family-owned dairy farms. “One dairy has begun to successfully produce and market its own cheese, with ice-cream processing in the works for the near future,” Sanders added.

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HOME GROWN ——in——

ALACHUA COUNTY

the state has over

130 DAIRY FARMS ranging in size from

150

to

5,000 HEAD.

Shown: University of Florida Dairy Unit

An adjunct growth in commerce in recent years has developed through farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture (CSAs), representing a partnership between local farmers and the community. In 2012, according to Sanders, the combination of U-Pick operations, roadside stands, CSAs and farmers’ markets contributed $500,000 in direct sales to Alachua County. She noted, “Local farming has tremendous environmental benefits, helping to create green space, water storage, flood control and preservation of wetlands and wildlife, and acts as a buffer between urban and rural areas.” Through a wide array of contacts, the Alachua County Extension Office – under the auspices of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture (IFAS) – implements a number of agricultural education programs, including 4-H camps, horticulture demonstrations and participation in the Alachua

\ALACHUA COUNTY averages about

20 MILLIONPOUNDS OF BLUEBERRY annually.

Shown: Straughn Farms

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County Fair. In short, it constitutes a valuable resource center for area-wide residents of all ages. Another important source of agricultural education—as well as advocacy and support— is the Alachua County Farm Bureau (ACFB), with 30 local employees. Currently serving as ACFB president, Winston Rushing commented, “Our mission is to promote and protect local farmers and ranchers, to keep them abreast of pertinent issues at the county, state and federal levels and to provide economic, educational and social solutions to their needs. It takes a special kind of talent and perseverance to farm successfully these days with


all of the regulations out there. We do our best to provide services and information that help to make that possible.” Rushing added, “We aim to increase the income of Alachua farmers and to act as an influential voice in dealing with county and state-wide agricultural issues.” With 7,500 members, the Alachua County Farm Bureau advocates growers’ rights and partners with IFAS to enhance the quality of rural life. Rushing reported, “This year, we were able to offer $25,000 in aid to qualified agriculture students enrolled at Santa Fe College. Next year, we hope to double that with matching funds. It’s a way of sustaining agricultural values and possibilities for our next generation of farmers and other ag-industry professionals.” Since 98 percent of Alachua County farms are small, and 88 percent are individually or family owned, the character of agriculture is quite personal, as opposed to huge conglomerates prevalent in other areas of the US. Over the last 20 to 30 years, a burgeoning segment of Alachua County agriculture has sprung up in the form of blueberry growing. Brittany Lee, Vice President of Florida Blue Farms in Orange Heights, stated, “Forty percent of the state’s blueberry production is in the north central area of Florida, the majority of which is located in Alachua County. Since the 1980s when blueberry crops brought in $500,000 a year, the industry has grown statewide to create, as of 2010, $48 million in cash receipts from 4,500 cultivated acres. We now average about 20 million pounds of blueberries annually and export our crop throughout the Eastern Seaboard and Canada.” Such a success story has benefited greatly from the development over time of new, heartier strains of the delicious fruit, with a short harvesting window from late March through May. Blueberry picking is a rather laborintensive enterprise that requires an ample number of workers. Lee said, “On our farm, which now has about 70 acres producing, we employ a ratio of about two agricultural workers per acre during the harvest season. Last year, when we had only 50 acres planted, it averaged out to around 90 people.” With large farming operations in Waldo, Windsor and Archer, veteran farmer and UF professor Alto Straughn’s 50-year career in

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LOCAL FARMING

has

TREMENDOUS

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS,

helping

to create green space, water storage, flood control, and preservation of wetlands and wildlife.

Shown: Santa Fe River Ranch

cattle, timber and crop farming sprang from a modest pioneering effort of 25 acres in blueberry cultivation in the early 1980s. That has grown to over 700 acres of Southern Highbush and other experimental blueberries developed in association with UF researchers. Straughn has also been a pioneer in water conservation with his use of drip tape and plastic mulch in the cultivation of watermelons and blueberries, along with the use of quarter-acre sized high tunnels. These raise the air temperature, lessening the need to pump water for freeze

protection and thus reduce the blueberries drain on the precious aquifer supply. Such remarkable efforts are just a part of the larger, wide-ranging picture of agriculture and its impact in Alachua County. A year-round growing season that permits so much abundance is the blessing of geography and Mother Nature. But the planting, fertilizing and harvesting components are created by human enterprise, expertise and sweat equity – things that perennially dignify, enrich and benefit the entire community.

U-PICK FARMS Gainesville Organic Blueberry Farm

Organic blueberries, organic vegetables

Jonesville Persimmons

Persimmons, fruit trees

Rodgers Farm

Strawberries, peas, squash, cucumbers, butter beans, sweet corn

High Springs Orchard

Peaches, Asian pears, blueberries, chestnuts, persimmons, muscadine grapes

FARMERS’ MARKETS Tioga Monday Market

Monday, 4 – 7 pm

Tioga Town Center

Union Street Farmers’ Market

Wednesday, 4 – 7 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza

Haile Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 8:30am – 12pm

Haile Village Center

Alachua County Farmers’ Market Saturday, 8:30am – 1pm

Intersection of NW 34th Blvd and NW 13th Street

FAMILY DAY AT THE DAIRY FARM Visit dairy.ifas.ufl.edu/familydayatthedairyfarm in early 2014 for the next Family Day at the Dairy Farm.

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VILLAGE JOURNAL

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Don’t Let Vertigo Spin You Out of Control BY ANTHONY L. CERE, PT, DPT, MSE, MTC Dizziness can leave you feeling helpless and isolated if it keeps you from participating in your normal activities, but dizziness does not have to be disabling.

OWNER, KINETIX PHYSICAL THERAPY

less sensitive to symptom-provoking movements, individuals can enjoy decreased symptoms, decreased fall risk and improved postural stability.

Vestibular system dysfunction can be a cause of dizziness, particularly when the dizziness occurs with position changes or creates sensations like the room is spinning around you. Symptoms of nausea, blurred vision or imbalance are also common with dizziness of vestibular origin.

Vestibular rehabilitation includes activities and exercises to strengthen the eye muscles and increase tolerance for certain stimuli, as well as gait and balance training and manual therapy to address joint or soft tissue tightness if limited neck movement is affecting head movement. Equally important to successful treatment is patient education on how to recognize symptom onset in order to try to decrease spontaneous attacks.

The vestibular system has components in both the inner ear and brain and functions for gaze stabilization, postural stability and body orientation in space. When the vestibular system is not functioning correctly, it is difficult to maintain visual focus with head or body movement or maintain equilibrium when standing or walking. Vestibular dysfunction can appear without known cause or can be caused by many influences including, infections or inflammation of the vestibular nerve, middle ear or inner ear, head trauma or degeneration of hair cells in the inner ear with the aging process.

A common type of vertigo that is important to recognize early on is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is characterized by brief episodes of vertigo (spinning sensation) brought on by a change in head position and is frequently accompanied by gait imbalance. In the older population, BPPV is often related to degeneration of the vestibular system. Symptoms can last for several minutes but resolves even if the provoking position is maintained. After confirming the presence of BPPV with a clinical test, a physical therapist can effectively treat BPPV, usually in just a few sessions.

The goal of vestibular rehabilitation with a physical therapist is to “retrain” the brain to more effectively process sensory information in order to improve balance and gaze stabilization. By training the balance system to become

If vertigo is not resolved with rehabilitation, then your physical therapist can work with your primary care physician, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician or neurologist for further evaluation and investigation into alternative treatment options.

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VILLAGE JOURNAL

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Know the Signs of Kidney Disease BY ALEX CORTEZ

DAVITA HOME DIALYSIS

More than 20 million people in the United States have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Diabetes and high blood pressure are the cause of nearly two thirds of those affected. These conditions are “silent killers”, and kidney damage may go unnoticed until late stage kidney failure. Diabetes creates high blood sugars that can damage the kidney’s filtering units, and over time the tiny blood vessels eventually begin to leak protein and the kidney loses its ability to filter waste, fluids and electrolytes. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and can damage blood vessels, making them stiff and clogged. Other factors that may cause CKD include autoimmune disorders, kidney malformations, infections, blockages and inflammation.

• See a decrease in urine production • Have problems falling asleep Following up with your doctor early is key when diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes so that your kidney function can be monitored. Controlling your blood pressure or blood sugars with medications or diet and exercise, prescribed by your physician, are simple life style changes that can prevent further kidney damage.

As kidney disease progresses, usually undetected, a person may experience the following:

With proper treatment, a person with endstage kidney failure can live a long healthy life. Treatment options include a kidney transplant or dialysis. Dialysis is a process that removes excess fluid and filters waste from the blood. Treatments take the place of normal kidney function, and must be performed on a regular basis by either Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis can be performed at an “In-center” clinic three days a week or may be taught to an individual to perform at home, while Peritoneal dialysis is a needle free form of dialysis that can be taught and performed anywhere, at any time.

• Feel Tired • Feel Dizzy, have loss of appetite, nausea or a metallic taste in their mouth • Have Itchiness • Feel Tingling in their fingers and toes • Be Swollen – due to the excess fluid

More than 400,000 people in the U.S. are undergoing dialysis. Seeing a doctor regularly and educating yourself about how to maintain healthy kidneys will help maintain your good health and fulfilled lifestyle.

The kidneys’ main functions are to clean and filter the blood from metabolized waste created when eating or using muscles, remove extra fluid by creating urine, balance chemicals and fluids and produce hormones that help control blood pressure, make red blood cells and ensure bone and cardiac health.

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HIPPODROME THEATRE 40 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE

AVENUE Q MUSIC & LYRICS BY ROBERT LOPEZ & JEFF MARX, BOOK BY JEFF WHITTY, BASED ON ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY ROBERT LOPEZ & JEFF MARX DIRECTED BY LAUREN CALDWELL & CHARLIE MITCHELL

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Winner of the Tony Award’s “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is a coming-of-age musical where characters lament that, as children, they were assured by their parents (and by certain fuzzy puppets on public television) that they were “special” and “could do anything,” but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world, their options are limited and they are no more “special” than anyone else.

ON STAGE THROUGH THE SUMMER!

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER BY MARC CAMOLETTI, ADAPTED BY ROBIN HAWDON

A major hit on Broadway and in London, this wildly funny sequel to Boeing-Boeing is an affair--or three--to remember. Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town, setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities. Everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.

Don’t Dress For Dinner

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S P E C I A L F E At u r E

“the menu encourages guests to come together and share the cuisine in a family-style.”

Saboré Restaurant:

Where locals dine global.

by: Kylie McKlveen

Building on a foundation of flavor, Saboré restaurant has crafted a concept unlike any other restaurant that calls Gainesville its home: exotic, globally inspired ingredients fused into a dynamic menu. Saboré has a vibrant ambiance that attracts a clientele that is searching for something they can’t get anywhere else in Gainesville – something different, something unique, an experience. Saboré’s diverse staff (hailing from all around the world: Honduras, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Spain) believe that Saboré has the ability to transport its guests to a vacation destination. According to general manager, Waly Vega, “Saboré is a place where family and friends can come together, enjoy good food and company and create memories.” Saboré’s personalized service and attention to detail create a lasting impression, and they greet returning guests as if they are not strangers, but good friends coming back for a visit. It’s a restaurant with a modern, Big City vibe and global cuisine to make guests savor every last bite (which they do).

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The menu features a creative variety of global cuisine with flavors inspired by European, South American, Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisines. Taste the flavors for yourself. Start with a specialty drink: the delicious Sangria served by the glass or a pitcher for a party (made with a blend of white and red wines and fruit juices and liquor) or the popular mojitos in originalstyle, blueberry or passion fruit (handcrafted mix of Don Q rums, fresh mint, fruits and juices.) “The menu encourages guests to come together and share the cuisine in a family-style,” says Vega. Sit around the modern, circular red booths with friends and order a few tapas or meals to share: Tuna Tostone (Caribbean green plantain fused with Asian tuna, teriyaki glaze, sesame seeds and Mexican style avocado salad) and the Angus Nikkei (American prime black angus beef, cooked in a Japanese Nikkei style season with Peruvian yellow pepper


Experiencing

world cuisine

this fresh

usually

requires a

passport. and Spanish olive oil). Another popular menu item to savor is the Vieiras Tartar (fresh diver scallops, Japanese kimchi aioli, chives served in a half lime), along with the menu’s suggestion to pair it with a shot of tequila. After all, you are on vacation, if only for one meal. Inspired by the exotic blend of flavors that built Saboré’s truly unique menu, the restaurant’s atmosphere is fun and full of energy, and is the perfect spot for couples, families or a group of friends to get together on a special occasion. Orlando’s Gregg Designs decorated the restaurant and bar lounge with its atmosphere in mind, using contemporary aesthetics that appeal to all the senses: bright red and mango colors, modern shapes and a liquid tiled floor. One step in the door, and you will feel as if you are in dining in Miami or Las Vegas.

Saboré Restaurant is located at 13005 SW 1st Road in the Tioga Town Center, just three minutes west of 1-75 on Newberry Road. Make a reservation or stop by for lunch or dinner and let the savory, rich and exotic flavors transport you to a destination around the globe, no passport required.

Where locals dine global www.SaboreRestaurant.com

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To India and Back Arriving in Florida by way of Canada, Vipul and Shilpa Patel, and daughters Malina and Sahana, are a second-generation Indian-American family who represents the cultural mix many families today share. As on-trend as the latest i-device, they find the perfect harmony of both cultures, seamlessly integrating thousands of years of Indian traditions with American suburbia – which includes reminder calls from mom!

Photography by ryaphotos Styled by Andrea Love-Leonor Hair by Rachel Cole, Turning Heads Salon Makeup by Kara Winslow

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Meet the

Patel

FAMILY

How many generations has your family been living in the US? Two. Both our parents immigrated to Canada in the 70s and then to the U.S. soon after in the 80s. With being raised in The States, how do you stay close with your heritage? We continue many of the traditions we grew up with. For example, Diwali is the Indian New Year/Festival of Lights, and we’ll cook the traditional foods we grew up eating. Plus, we visit family in Atlanta to celebrate many of these events together. What Indian values do you hope to instill in your daughters, Malina (7) and Sahana (4)? Both of us grew up with very strong bonds with our immediate and extended family. We encourage our daughters to always recognize the importance of this. What are some of the biggest generational differences between you and your parents? Both of our moms never miss celebrating a holiday, tradition, religious festival or ritual. Unfortunately, we don’t celebrate every single one, but we still get a phone call from both of our moms reminding us about upcoming rituals! When we do celebrate, our girls are always eager to take part and learn more about their heritage. Food is always an important part of a culture and celebrations. What is your go-to Indian dish? Chicken curry made with the fresh, authentic ingredients. Or we make a traditional vegetarian dish called Dhal (lentils) with rotli (Indian bread that looks like a tortilla). (cont. >>)

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Where is the best place in town to get Indian food? Indian Cuisine has a yummy buffet on the weekends, and we like Kabab House too. When visiting India every few years, what do you enjoy doing most? We love spending time with family and eating all the delicious food. Every restaurant is authentic – it’s hard to choose where to eat with so many choices. Even the street foods are good! And shopping, of course. Whether you are in a big city or a smaller town, there is a shop for shoes, purses, clothes, jewelry, you-nameit, on every corner. What do you love about Indian attire? The beautiful colors and the intricacy of the design that goes into the clothing is amazing. It’s always fun when we all get dressed up for events – our girls love wearing all the traditional Indian attire. You’re obviously very in-tune with modern day India. How has American culture influenced Indian trends? You see a lot of influence in the bigger cities like Mumbai, for example. The music, clothing and even the workforce – many women are starting to work outside of the home and become more independent. But in the villages, where most of our families still live, there is mush less. You may see some influence in the music and even the clothes, but its rare to see women working outside of the home. Any misconceptions about Indian culture you would like to comment on? Arranged marriages! Everyone thinks we all have arranged marriages and that your spouse is chosen when you are born. Not true! Some families still follow these traditions, but certainly not all. You both stay busy as working parents, so how you enjoy spending time together as family? We love traveling places together and giving our children experiences of different cultures, foods and places. And last, what is your favorite Bollywood movie? Either Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam or Dilwale Dulhan Le Jeyenge.

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Wristy Business By Courtney Jones

A watch is a timeless piece of jewelry, and often are an expression of our style or personality. (Casio calculator watch, anyone?) Now, with an all-new style of wristwear available, smart watches offer a growing list of capabilities and technology. These sleek devises pack a punch, giving you the ability to do everything from tracking your health to providing the yardage of your next shot to the pin. Whether you are looking to get healthy, beat your best race time or even just get organized, this wearable technology will keep you on track and in style.

SmartWatch

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Basis Band

Basis reveals simple healthy habits that fit easily into your daily routines. Basis will keep track of your stats and consistently reward you for your progress. mybasis.com, $199

Up

The UP wristband tracks your movement, sleep activity and what you eat. The app allows you to quickly check in with your progress and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. jawbone.com/up, $129.99

Forerunner® 10

The Forerunner 10 GPS running watch from Garmin tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories, and identifies your personal records to provide motivation along the way. garmin.com, $129.99

Garmin Swim™

Garmin Swim is the swimming watch designed for pool use that tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. garmin.com, $149.99

Approach® S3

Packed with tens of thousands of courses worldwide, the Approach® S3 displays yardages on a high-resolution, glove-friendly touch screen, prints digital scorecards, allows manual positioning of pins and gets distances to doglegs and layups. garmin.com, $349.99

Pebble

Compatible with the popular RunKeeper app, both Android and iOS users can now glance at the Bluetooth timepiece for vital stats, such as pacing, or to start and stop their runs. It is infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internetconnected apps. getpebble.com, $150

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4 EXERCISES TO GET

Beach Body Ready By Jake Thompson | LHM Photography

Shaping your ideal beach body doesn’t have to be saved just for summer time. In fact, with a regular exercise routine and clean eating, you can feel and look beach-ready year-round. Try incorporating this do-anywhere routine into your day, whether at home, in the gym or on the road. Complete each exercise the prescribed number of times, doing the circuit two to four times.

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BULGARIAN SQUAT BODYWEIGHT Instructions: • Stand in a lunge with your rear foot resting on a bench and arms out to the side with palms facing forwards. • Drawing your belly button in towards your spine, bend your front knee to lower your rear knee to the floor whilst keeping your trunk vertical. • Return to standing and repeat. Reps: 12 Tempo: Medium

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Kneading Your Way to a

Healthier You By Grant Wilson, LMT

Ask yourself a few quick questions. Do you wake up in the morning still feeling tired or suffer from insomnia? Do you deal with a constant elevated level of stress and anxiety? Do you suffer from Arthritis or Fibromyalgia? Are you an expecting mother? Do you have a high stress job? Do you suffer from high blood pressure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Massage Therapy could be the perfect fit for you. Massage is known to be one of the oldest forms of medical therapy performed on the human body, and was once thought of as a luxury service that was reserved for special occasions or helping in the recovery process of injuries. Today, massage is very common and has proven to be very effective in preventing disease. According to the American Institute of Stress, experts estimate

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that 90 percent of disease is stress related. It is also well known that nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress levels. While it is impossible to completely eliminate anxiety and stress in our lives all together, massage can, without a doubt, help you manage your stress, which in turn means a healthier and happier you. There are many different types of massage modalities available today, such as the Swedish (or relaxation) massage, deep tissue (or tension relief) massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy (or pre-natal) massage and the warm bamboo massage. Each type of massage is specifically designed to help relieve certain issues, but how are you supposed to know which massage would be the best fit? Most day spas and massage establishments have a highly trained team of therapists who can help you determine which type of massage would be most beneficial in providing relief. The most popular of all of the massage modalities is by far the Swedish massage. It is specifically designed to help the entire body relax, and research shows this massage reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and releases endorphins, the feel good chemical, into your body. Massage can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise or inactivity due to illness or injury. Pregnancy massage falls into this category and is great at helping cope with all of those aches and pains many women experience while carrying the extra baby weight.


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For individuals who experience constant pain, are involved in heavy physical activity – such as athletes – and patients who have sustained physical injury, the deep tissue, or tension relief massage, is a good choice. This massage is designed to relieve specific tension in the muscle and connective tissue. While this massage will eliminate the pain you started with, it is common to be a little sore for a day or so afterwards. However, by drinking plenty of water, you can reduce the potential for pain and soreness in the days following after a massage. Once the soreness wears off, you will definitely feel like a brand new person.

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For all you massage connoisseurs out there, if you want to take your massage experience to the next level, a must try is either the hot stone or a warm bamboo massage. The hot stone massage uses heated Basalt stones to literally melt the tension in your muscles while soothing your soul. Add some aromatherapy and you’ve created a little slice of heaven for yourself. The warm bamboo massage is a combination of a deep tissue massage with the added heat and special techniques used with bamboo sticks. This massage provides a deep sense of relaxation like no other. Consider setting the aspirin aside and taking a more natural healing approach with your ailments. Massage is not medicine, but it should help to reduce any pain you may feel and allow you to enjoy a great, relaxing experience.

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VALUE-ADDED

R eMODELING CONSIDERING A REMODEL, BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO GET THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK? START HERE. By Gabe Huish

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emodeling your home, or even just one room, is a large undertaking with many factors to consider. The first thing most homeowners consider before a significant remodeling project is whether or not the cost of the improvements will be recovered when the home is sold. The motivation behind such questioning is just, and the answer is, “It depends.” Homeowners have a variety of goals driving their projects, but they almost all share the same reservation about their potential investment. They want to be assured they are not making a design blunder and bidding a final goodbye to their hard-earned money. Remodeling is not always synonymous with investment, and a homeowner

is wise to pause for a moment to consider the dollars-and-sense behind their project. Some projects yield small return upon resale, while others not only add value, but also increase the marketability of the home. When weighing the value of a project, homeowners must answer the question, “Am I staying or going?” In other words, are you remodeling your home for your own long-term enjoyment, or for the purpose of increasing the value of your home. Resale value always matters, but priorities differ.

IF YOU ARE STAYING… An owner with limited cash to invest in their home often must choose between updating design or mechanical systems. Gainesville’s homes are aging, new home standards are rising and energy costs continually drift upwards. This pushes the recommendation to do the “less glorious” projects first. The three most important energy components of Florida homes are the HVAC system, insulation and windows. These are co-dependent and efficiency is rarely realized if one is missing. Sometimes, even the best of HVAC and insulation systems fall at the feet of single-pane windows. Money spent here does not yield any beauty to speak of, but does increase the quality of living, while still adding resale value.

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IF YOU ARE GOING‌ For a homeowner planning to sell, the most important question is, “What projects will have recoverable cost and help my home sell?â€? When considering your options, beware of advice from home-improvement TV shows – Gainesville’s market is unique and national trends cannot always be squeezed into the local mold. Consulting with a local Realtor who is familiar with the market serves as a good resource and guide in deciding which options will recoup the cost of the remodel.

Realty, recommends homeowners repair all the ‘little things’ that they have been putting off prior to placing their home on the market. “Have the house power washed, clean the roof of any debris, repair any wood rot and do paint touch-ups. Buyers are more inclined to pay more for a home that is in excellent condition,� she suggests. According to local Realtor and Owner-Broker of Pepine Realty, Betsy Pepine, inexpensive fixes can go a long way. “Small, inexpensive changes include freshening up the curb appeal with flowers, mulch and new door hardware. She also advises homeowners to repaint the interior a neutral color if it is not already, have the carpets cleaned and stretched, increase the wattage in the light fixtures and take out all the screens on windows to increase the amount of light coming into the house. Every homeowner has a few projects marinating, and choosing which one to pursue is challenging. Decide how long you plan to own your home and focus on the areas that will add value accordingly.

“Concentrate on the big ticket items if the budget allows,� recommends Lauretta Fogg, BrokerAssociate of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish. “Most buyers do not mind doing easy updating, however, if they are presented with a roof or HVAC system that needs to be replaced, they will usually pass unless the home is priced accordingly.� She also advises homeowners to keep their homes updated on an ongoing basis so they can enjoy the improvements and not have a large project and expense on their hands at the same time they are planning to move. First impressions of your home matter, so make it count. Ken Cornell, Broker-Associate and Senior Vice President of Bosshardt Realty Services, explains, “The two most significant points for a customer who is initially evaluating a home is the first ten seconds from the car to the front door, and the ten seconds from the front door to the kitchen. These are crucial to a buyer’s impression. Making sure these spaces are welcoming and inviting may require updating the front door landscaping and a kitchen remodel.� As with many things, the difference is in the details, and placing your home on the market is no exception. Trish Reilly, Broker-Associate of Tioga

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Assuming mechanical systems are up to date, the top two remodels that benefit the current owner and can be recovered when selling the home, are the kitchen and master bath. A quality kitchen remodel can completely transform the feel of a home, especially if it is open to the main living areas. If budget is limited, some powerful and less costly updates include adding a tile backsplash, changing countertops or re-facing existing cabinetry.

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Haile Plantation Real Estate

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Millington | SW 86th Street

Market Square | SW 25th Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004

$618,000

2013 2040

4081

4/4

Millington | SW 87th Drive Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2006 4547

Sold Price

3/3 $361,220

Haile Preserve | SW 45th Lane Sold Price

5/4 $585,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1988 3260

Sold Price

4/3 $355,000

Stratford Ridge | SW 89th Drive

Madison Square | SW 92nd Terrace

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2003

$525,000

1999 2564 4/2.5 $342,000

3479

4/4

Sold Price

India Station | SW 94th Drive

Katelyn Lane | SW 98th Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1993 3553

Sold Price

4/4 $480,000

2001 3003

Haile Preserve | SW 45th Boulevard

Market Square | SW 25 Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1990 2732

Sold Price

4/3 $400,000

2013 2261

Sold Price

4/3 $340,500 Sold Price

4/3 $325,000

Hampstead Park | SW 98th Terrace

The Hamptons | SW 106th Way

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

Sold Price

2001 3375 3/3.5 $385,000

1999 2424 4/2.5 $324,900

Oakmont | SW 94th Drive

Bedford Squarev | SW 94th Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1992 2796 54 | TheVillageJournal.com

Sold Price

4/3 $385,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004 2436

Sold Price

4/3 $332,500


The Hamptons | SW 106th Way

Village Center | SW 48th Place

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1996 2473

Sold Price

4/3 $310,000

Katelyn Lane | SW 98th Way Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2002 2590

Sold Price

2003 1401 2/2.5 $194,000

Katelyn Lane | SW 98th Drive Sold Price

4/3 $280,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2003 1770

Sold Price

3/2 $169,000

Hampstead Park | SW 35th Lane

Indigo Square | SW 94th Street

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1999 2119

Sold Price

4/3 $254,000

1991 1275

Sold Price

2/2 $156,000

Carlton Court | SW 31st Lane

Village Center | SW 91st Terrace

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

2003 2235 3/2.5 $239,600

2006 1021

Hampstead Park | SW 97th Drive

Southbrooke | SW 91 Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1998 1898

Sold Price

4/2 $231,750

2006 990

Quail Court | SW 88th Court

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1994 2131

3/2 $233,000

1983 1040

Sold Price

1/1.5 $115,000

Hickory Walk | SW 52nd Road Sold Price

Sold Price

2/2 $120,000

Sold Price

2/2 $113,500

Planters Grove | SW 47th Court

Plantation Villas | SW 97 Way

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1988 2582

Sold Price

4/2 $227,000

1995 1088

Sold Price

2/2 $97,000

Katelyn Lane | SW 98th Drive

The Village at Haile | SW 52nd Avenue

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2001 2064

Sold Price

3/2 $228,900

2006 1122

Sold Price

2/2 $92,000

Hampstead Park | SW 39th Avenue

Plantation Villas | SW 97th Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1998 1848

Sold Price

3/2 $228,300

Ashleigh Circle | SW 34th Road Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1999 2055

Sold Price

3/2 $212,000

2010 1563

Sold Price

3/2 $207,500

Village Center | SW 49th Place Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1999 2522

Plantation Villas | SW 52nd Lane Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1995 1203

Sold Price

2/2 $90,000

Plantation Villas | SW 97 Way

Market Square | SW 25 Road Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

1995 1500 3/2.5 $90,000

Sold Price

4/4 $199,900

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1995 1203

Sold Price

2/2 $87,000

A selection of single-family and attached homes sold in Haile Plantation, April 1st through June 12th, 2013. Provided by Coleen DeGroff of eXp Realty.

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HUNKERING DOWN FOR

HURRICANE SEASON By Courtney Jones

Hurricane season began on June 1st and will be upon us through December. With a higher than average likelihood of storms predicted on the Atlantic coast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it is never too late to prepare. Be sure to check the supplies you have on hand, create a family emergency plan and stay informed before, during and after a hurricane.

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• Flashlight • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) • Cell phone and charger • Emergency blanket • Map(s) of the area • Baby supplies (bottles, diapers) • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl) • Tools/supplies for securing your home • Rain gear • Insect repellent and sunscreen • Camera for photos of damage

• At least 3-day supply of non-perishable, easyto-prepare food • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener • Protein or fruit bars • Dry cereal or granola • Peanut butter • Dried fruit • Nuts • Crackers • High-energy foods • Vitamins • Food or formula for infants

PERSONAL ITEMS • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane) • Sanitation and hygiene items • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies) • Family and emergency contact information • Extra cash • Extra set of car keys and house keys • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes 58 | TheVillageJournal.com

WATER & DRINKS • At least a 3-day supply of water; one gallon per person per day • Canned juices • Non-perishable pasteurized milk


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• Consider purchasing addition coverage such as flood insurance • Conduct a home inventory (photo or video) of your belongings and store in secure location • Make sure coverage amounts are adequate to replace your home and/or contents of your home • Review your annual hurricane deductible, which is typically 2-5% of the insured value of your home.

VISIT WWW.READY.GOV FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A HURRICANE.

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A PRIMER By Brian Watson, CFP®

lanning ahead for future college expenses is one of the most common issues people face when children or grandchildren are in the picture. The most important thing to remember is the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. Did you know that for every year you delay setting aside money for your child’s education, you may be costing yourself $190 per month when the college years arrive1? A four-year college education at a public institution could cost over $150,000 ten

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years from now. Currently, at the University of Florida for example, it costs an in-state undergraduate student roughly $20,100 to attend just one of those four years2. Several investment options allow you to plan for a child’s future education. Many of these options also let you recoup the investment if the child’s college plans change or they receive scholarships, grants or other financial assistance and do not need all of the money that was set aside for their education.


Florida Prepaid College Plans This option enables a student to use funds for in-state tuition and fees at a Florida college or university. The plan may also be transferred to out-of-state schools, but does have certain restrictions. One of the main advantages of Florida’s prepaid programs is that you can lock in today’s prices for college. Five different plans are available, including a plan to cover dormitory expenses. If your child chooses not to go to college, the plan can be transferred to another qualified member of the family as long as their expected enrollment date is within or before the original child’s college years. If your child receives a scholarship, the full value of the plan can still be used. Prepaid plans are funded via either a lump sum or an installment payment schedule that is based on the age of the child and current tuition rates. Unless a dormitory plan is purchased, plans can only be used for tuition and fees. If a child does not use all the benefits, a prorated refund of the amount paid into the plan can be requested.

According to a survey by Fidelity, the class of 2013 will have over $35,000 in college-related debt. As college costs rise and new graduates leave with higher debt burdens, it is wise to think about saving or contributing to your child or grandchild’s future education.

529 Savings Plans 529 plans generally offer more flexibility, but also add an element of risk. The child or child’s guardian does not have to be a Florida resident, nor do they need to pick a Florida 529 plan. Each state, including Florida, administers such plans. Funds can be used for any accredited US-based college or university. Different investment options within 529 plans are available, ranging from conservative to aggressive. Since the amount contributed into a 529 plan will fluctuate based on the investment options chosen, the balance of the plan when the child enters college could be more or less than expected. A key benefit of a 529 plan is investment earnings are taxdeferred, and withdrawals used for qualified college expenses are tax-free. 529’s plans do cover qualified higher education expenses beyond tuition and fees, including but not limited to room and board. Finally, an important tax consideration specific to 529 plans exists because contributions to 529 plans are considered gifts. A financial advisor can help you consider the gifting issues if you are contributing large amounts to a 529 plan.

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Other Considerations Other options for funding college include Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and savings through a normal brokerage account. These are less frequently used for college savings. Coverdell ESAs generally have low contribution limits, but the funds can be used for primary and secondary school, not just post-secondary education. UTMA (Uniform Transfers to Minors Act) accounts and UGMA (Uniform Gifts to Minors Act) accounts allow minors to receive gifts and pay taxes on earnings at the child’s rate, which is typically lower than the parent or grandparent’s rate. The gift giver or custodian manages these accounts until the beneficiary is 18 or 21. A normal brokerage account can be used, but these do not provide any of the tax benefits that a 529 plan, Coverdell ESA or an UTMA account would provide.

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Tax consequences can arise from unused funds in prepaid college plans, 529s and these other options. In the case of a 529 plan, if your child does not go to college or uses withdrawals for non-qualified expenses, a 10 percent penalty is assessed on earnings, but not the amount contributed to the plan. To take full benefit of the favorable tax treatment, you can always transfer the plan to another family member for education expenses when funds go unused.


College Savings Plans:

A PRIMER Starting Early No matter the plan you choose, the best advice is to start early. A financial advisor can help you navigate through some of these decisions. However, if you prefer to start researching options and narrowing down what’s best for your family, how much you need to save, etc., there are many helpful websites. A few include www.myfloridaprepaid.com and www. collegesavings.org, though there are many resources beyond these. 1

Florida Prepaid College Plans, 2013 Average cost of attendance: 2013-2014, University of Florida Student Financial Affairs

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By Courtney Jones

ust like our old pals Sam, Cliff and Norm, we all need to take a break from life’s worries from time to time, and get away to a place where everyone knows our name. Although there may never be a bar as quintessential as the one we know and love from Cheers, there are a few local watering holes that are raising the bar when it comes to drinks, atmosphere and service. These are a few of our favorites to hit this summer.

SABORÉ comes from the Spanish word “sabor,” meaning flavor, and that’s just what you’ll find here. With a mixture of global flair and exotic ingredients, experiencing world cuisine this fresh usually requires a passport. Be sure to order a round of Tuna Tostone for the table while you’re there. While your palate is on a mouth-watering, dynamic journey, one must indulge in Sabore’s famous red, white or passion sangria. This sangria is made with blends of red and white wines complimented with fruit juices and liquors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. 64 | TheVillageJournal.com

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SWAMP HEAD BREWERY is Gainesville’s very own brewhouse. With a visit to the Wetlands, Swamp Head’s tasting room, you will experience award-winning brews like Blackwater Floridian Dark Ale and Chipotle Smoke Signal- Chipotle Smoked Porter that will leave you wanting more, and you can! Take home a 32 oz growler filled with your favorite brew.

Stop by BRASS TAP to enjoy not only your choice from over 300 craft beers, but a diverse selection of wine, premium cigars and great live music. Brass Tap is specifically made for beer connoisseurs and curious tasters looking for a new favorite brew. For those who want a bite along with their pint, the Brass Tap allows delivery from nearby restaurants on Archer Road.


WORLD OF BEER, or just “Wob” for short, is about being surrounded by good people who enjoy awesome beer, great live music and even a game of corn hole or life-sized Jenga available on the patio. Whether it’s a group of professionals continuing a work meeting over drinks, couples catching up on the day’s events or good friends enjoying great beer and live music, World of Beer is all about bringing people together. Try WOB’s new exclusive tap, Belgium-brewed C’est La Vie! – dry hopped with Belgian grown Sapphir hops. If you get hungry while you’re there, WOB welcomes orders delivered in from Blue Highway Pizza, Dave’s NY Deli, Saboré and Dominos Pizza.

KC CRAVE is new to the scene, but is quickly making its mark with a state-of-the-art bar like no other around. Guests can enjoy a full bar and wine list, as well as local and craft beers using The Tap Room’s digital tap tables, allowing guests to pour a fresh glass on at their will. The restaurant is known for its unique martinis and cocktails such as their signature Henway martini, which is kept chilled with an orange mango “yolk” ice cube. KC Crave takes pride in serving high quality, natural ingredients without artificial syrups or sweeteners.

Whether you are looking for a hotspot to lounge, or a relaxing place to enjoy a glass of vino after work, HALF CORK’D has something to offer you. Gainesville’s new favorite place for enjoying wine, this contemporary and unassuming luxurious establishment is a wine, craft beer and tapas bar, as well as a full service wine and champagne store. Guests can taste up to 56 different wines, choose from over 250 bottles or simply choose a favorite from a global list.

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D A O R ST TE

ALL-NATURAL

Popsicles By Channing Casey

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raving a cold treat? We are too! But since we don’t like to eat artificial flavors, colors or ingredients, we tested a variety of popsicles that contained only natural ingredients. Our criteria to pass were simple: natural ingredients with delicious flavor. We discovered a few delicious and satisfying favorites that can be found in our local markets.

Best Cream Pop:

Clemmy’s Strawberries ‘N Crème

This lush all natural sorbet and ice cream bar is thick and custardy, with the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess. $3.75 for four bars at Publix.

Best Fruit Pop:

Blue Bell® All Natural Lime Fruit Bar

Retro in a good way, and containing only five ingredients, this classic fruit pop is sweet and tangy, perfect for poolside enjoyment. $3.50 for six bars at Publix.

Best Vegan and Organic Pop:

Natural Choice Mango Vegan & Organic Fruit Bar The natural zest and intense flavor of mango – thanks to mango puree, not just extract – puts this pop at the top at the flavor chart. $4 for six bars at Earth Origins Market. 66 | TheVillageJournal.com


Easy Homemade Pops! Ginger and Juice Pops • 2 cups lemon juice • 1 cup apple juice • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes) • 4 tbs grated ginger • 2 tbs honey • 1 lime, thinly sliced • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced Simmer juices, ginger and honey in a small saucepan for 10 minutes, then let cool. Add citrus slices and juice mixture to mold and add sticks. Freeze 6 hours.

Banana, Coconut & Yogurt Pops

Creamy Cocoa Fudgesicles • 2 tbsp cocoa powder • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk • 2 small, very-ripe bananas • scant 1/16 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract • honey to taste • ¼ cup peanut or nut butter (optional) Combine all ingredients in blender. Simmer over low heat for up to 5 minutes. Pour into molds and add sticks. Freeze 6 hours. Recipes by SkinnyMs.com

• 1 very ripe banana • 1/3 cup lite coconut milk • 1 6-8 oz container of low-fat yogurt Simmer coconut milk and yogurt in a medium saucepan for 5 minutes. Let cool. Transfer mixture to a blender; add banana; blend until smooth. Fill molds and add sticks. Freeze 6 hours.

Berrylicious Antioxidant Pops • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries • 1 cup low-fat yogurt • 2 tbs honey • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice Blend 3/4 cup blackberries and 3/4 cup blueberries with yogurt, honey and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into molds and add sticks. Freeze 6 hours.Learn more about the health benefits of berries here.

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—Jet-setting—

NO TICKET REQUIRED By Kylie McKlveen

Bright lights and the big city usually involve a nicely priced plane ticket, the patience to deal with the airport and possible jetlag. Instead of booking a ticket to L.A., New York City or a city abroad, jet set to a Florida cityscape for a similar city experience sans plane ticket or passport.

WEST PALM BEACH

DRIVE TIME: 4 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES The luxurious Palm Beach area is the winter home to a handful of American family names (the Vanderbilts, the Rockerfellers and the Kennedys to name a few), and the vacation destination of visitors seeking the sun, the sand and a sophisticated city. If you are vacationing Vanderbilt-style, window shop along the sidewalks of high end stores like Cartier, Giorgio Armani and Saks Fifth Avenue on Worth Avenue. For an artistic alternative and unique shopping experience, stop by Antique Row, where members of the South Dixie Antique Row Art & Design District display their products in more than 40 shops and art galleries. West Palm Beach has plenty of delicious food options to satisfy a variety of palates. Try the cozy Pistache French Bistro for a croque monsieur or the Grease Burger Bar for burgers and craft beers. Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill is also a Palm Beach favorite for its seafood, marina atmosphere and live music. If you aren’t sunning or shopping, West Palm Beach still has a lot to offer its visitors. Explore the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum or go outdoors and search for turtles, snakes, birds and alligators by airboat with Loxahatchee Everglades Tours. And before you leave, make sure to take a boat ride to Peanut Island for a picnic and yacht-watching. 68 | TheVillageJournal.com


ORLANDO

DRIVE TIME: 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES Internationally known for its entertainment and fun (thanks to Mickey Mouse and friends), Orlando is just under two hours away from Gainesville. Through July 27th, Epcot is offering the admission to its Sounds like Summer concert series with the purchase of a park ticket featuring classic cover bands playing everything from U2 and Bon Jovi to the Bee Gees and rock ‘n roll tributes. Sea World is rockin’ out too with their Summer Nights nighttime shows “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions Tonite” through August 22nd. The entertainment is endless in Orlando – and so is the shopping. Stop by the Mall at Millennia (extended shopping hours through 7 p.m. in July) for brand favorites such as GAP, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn and J.Crew (coming soon, Billabong, Sephora, Diesel and Prada.) Other shopping centers include two Premium Outlet locations and The Florida Mall, as well as the Downtown Disney Marketplace which includes shopping of the Disney variety: the largest Disney character store, Once Upon a Toy toy store and

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the LEGOLAND Imagination Center. Look for the overflowing volcano and listen for the thunderstorm and you’ll find an entertaining dining option in the Rainforest Café, a family-friendly and fun restaurant that simulates what it’d be like to eat in the middle of the rainforest. If you’re looking for somewhere more adult to eat, try the award-winning Ravenous Pig, a gastropub with traditional pub fare and American bistro classics in the Winter Park area. Other foodie options worth trying: Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen, Amura and The Rusty Spoon.

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DRIVE TIME: 2 HOURS The beauty and adventure of Tampa’s city streets lie within its engaging activities: science, history, wildlife and museums. The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is the largest scientific center in the southeast and in addition to the science and learning aspect, the museum has a ropes course, zip line and IMAX theatre just for fun. Another kid- and family-friendly option is the Lowry Park Zoo, which was voted No. 1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents Magazine and has over 1,500 animals housed in their natural habitats. The Florida Aquarium also calls Tampa its home, which is located in Channelside and gives visitors the opportunity to explore its shops and restaurants and take a walk along the waterfront after exploring the aquarium. Up early for a long day? Think egg sandwiches, frittatas, pancakes and French toast and accolades from all the locals and you’ll find Pinky’s Diner (closed on Mondays, open at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday). Datz Delicatessen & Foodie’s Market is also open for breakfast as well as brunch, lunch and dinner and guests are greeted at the door with gourmet samples. If shopping is your main prerogative while spending time in Tampa, you won’t be disappointed. Local boutique favorites include Penelope T Boutique, a modern women’s boutique with inspiration brought in straight from Manhattan, and The Pink Palm, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store. For antiques and home furnishings, stop by the Summer House Marketplace, which offers refurbished furniture and one-of-a-kind finds, and Wisteria, a shabby chic-style décor and gift store. Florida’s cityscapes satisfy jetsetting fever – minus the plane ticket, airport security and jetlag.

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The Village Journal is always happy to help you spread the word about your community club or event. Please submit a description, including the date, time and location on our website TheVillageJournal.com Submission does not guarantee publication. Blues Pioneers and their Progeny Exhibition Thursday, May 30th- Saturday, September 7th The Thomas Center Galleries The Blues Pioneers and their Progeny exhibition will feature over 40 colorful folk-art style illustrations. Admission is free to the public. For more information and times, please contact Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Programs Coordinator at 352-393-8532 or visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

Alachua County Pet Disaster Preparedness Forum 2013 Saturday, July 13th, 11am-4pm University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine The day will feature veterinary and disaster management professionals educating on how to take care your pets in the case of a disaster. For more information, please contact event coordinator, Deborah Nicholson at 352-332-5306.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Walk First Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Wednesday, July 17th, 8pm Vam York Theater

Kanapaha will be offering guided tours the first Saturday of every month. Regular admission price for nonmembers and members are admitted free of charge.

Mark Twain’s classic story is a musical tale of thrilling escapes, comedy and inspiration for the whole family! Tickets are $16; child and students with ID are $10 at the door only.

Kidney Smart Classes Saturday, July 6th, 10am & Monday, July 15th, 5pm DaVita Gainesville Home Dialysis Wednesday, July 24th, 1:30pm Alachua County Library-Headquarters Free classes feature expert educators instructing you on kidney function, causes of chronic disease, and how medications, diet and nutrition help keep you healthy. For more dates and times at both locations, and to sign up, visit www.kidneysmart.org/class or call 352378-4960. Tioga Town Center Movie Nights 2nd Friday of the month beginning on July 12th, at dusk Tioga Town Center Join the second Friday of every month at dusk for a movie at The Square. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Movies include Brave, Yogi Bear, Little Giants and ParaNorman. Visit www.TigoaTownCenter.com/events.php for details. An Evening with Hemingway Friday, July 12th, 6:30pm Cellar 12 Downtown The Santa Fe College Foundation presents an evening of Hemingway history and cocktails with Philip Greene, author of “To Have and Have Another—A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.”

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Wine Tasting Party “Red, White & More Red” Thursday, July 18th, 6pm-8pm Gainesville Woman’s Club The Gainesville Women’s Club is hosting the third annual “Wine Tasting: Red, White & More Red!” benefit with proceeds going to Girls Place and Peaceful Paths. Call 352-376-3901 for more information. ReThink: Success Friday, July 19th, 8:30am Santa Fe College, Fine Arts Department This exhibition features world-renowned entrepreneurs and a demonstration of budding startups from the innovative Gainesville community. Enjoy on-site lunch options with the Food Truck Rally. To learn more about featured speakers or for ticketing and sponsorship information, please visit www.freshspark.co.

Gainesville Fitness Series- Fitness 2k Family Challenge Saturday, July 20th, 8am Westwood Middle School Participants will complete a 2k route on the Westwood Middle School campus and through the north side of Westside Park. More information about the route and fitness challenges can be found at www.youthcombine. org. 
Suitable for adult, family and kids. Football Festival and Crossfit Combine Saturday, July 20th, 11am-4pm Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County Tickets are only $20, but if you donate any sporting goods you will receive $5 off the admission price. Play It Again Sports will purchase all of the donated goods and the money collected will be given to the Boys and Girls Club. Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013 Thursday, July 25th through Sunday, August 4th Gainesville Restaurants Gainesville restaurants will showcase their food to the community by offering a three-course value menu at a set price. swww.gainesvillerestaurantweek.com

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Tioga Concert Series 4th Friday of the month beginning on July 26th, 7pm-10pm Tioga Town Center Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes for a concert in the park. Food and drinks available for purchase. Admission is free. Shows include Stonebranch Band, Orquesta SalSumba D’Gville, Tim Casteneda and Foggy Creek Band. Visit www.unitedwayncfl.org for more information.

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Creative B Movie Series Saturday, July 27th, 7pm Florida Museum of Natural History Join the Museum for a screening of “Trail of the Skunk Ape.” 
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Saved by Grace Friday, August 2nd, 7pm Upper Room Church of God in Christ

“1875 Comes Alive” The Reconstruction Era Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Come join us for a night full of faith, support, inspiration and gospel music. This event will benefit the PACE Center for Girls of Alachua. Admission is free to the public; however, there are only 600 available seats. For more information, please call 352-374-8799.

Living Historians will re-enact the difficult life of many different people during the Reconstruction Era. Admission is $5 per car, with up to eight occupants. For more information, please call 352-472-1142.

Kids Day at Kanapaha Saturday, August 3rd, 2pm-6pm Kanapaha Botanical Gardens This event is fun for kids ages 13 and under. From three dry bounce houses and a choo choo train ride through the gardens to two water slide bounce houses and free snow cones, this event is sure to be a blast. Visit www.kanapaha.org/calendar.htm, for prices.

Paint Out Friday, September 13th, 10am-5pm & Saturday & Sunday, September 14th & 15th, 10am-7pm Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Local landscape artists will be gathering to create live paintings at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens before your very eyes! Regular admission price for nonmembers and members are admitted free of charge.

Grape Stompin’ Wine Festival 2013 Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th, 1pm-6pm Bo Diddley Community Plaza Event features both wine and craft beer tours with tasting and food pairing at your favorite downtown restaurants, cafes and bistros, as well as live music, a silent auction, kid zone and grape stomping contest. Visit grapestompin.com for more information and tickets. United Downtown Gator Fun-n-Run Friday, August 30th, 6pm-10pm S.E. 1st Street Kick off Gator football season with a 5K run with the Florida Track Club and celebrate with Albert and Alberta Gator. Visit www.unitedwayncfl.org for more information. Surfing Florida Saturday, August 31st, 10am-5pm Florida Museum of Natural History Surf’s up! The exhibit features photographs and interpretive graphics on the state’s surfing history, as well as videos with famous film clips and oral histories from well-known Florida surfers.

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Art Opening Thursday, September 19th, 6pm-9pm Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Be the first to purchase a favorite painting, perhaps wet off the easel, or at the reception and exhibition in the Summer House Gallery. A commission of 40% on art sales benefits Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and admission is free. 20th Annual Chicken Lunch benefitting Girls Place Friday, October 4th A tradition in Gainesville, the Annual Chicken Lunch is a fundraiser like no other. Volunteers deliver lunches that include barbeque chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and a roll all for $8 a plate to your home or office. Meals are limited so order early! www.girlsplace.net

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Dean

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WARM PASTA INSALATA with Summer Tomatoes, Zucchini and Pecorino

One of my oldest memories of my grandmother was visiting her in Jersey City during the hot summer months. She lived on a block of concrete duplexes. I remember her backyard where she managed to plant this amazing garden of roses, fresh herbs — especially basil – many varieties of tomatoes, pepper, zucchini and cucumbers. She would make us lunch using these vegetables and pasta. This was her version of pasta salad, which was served warm or room temperature. She never liked pasta salad cold or mayonnaise based. So visit your local farmers market and find the freshest local vegetables and make your own pasta salad. It pairs well with any grilled item this summer.

PREPARATION

INGREDIENTS

Prepare a medium fire on a gas grill or a medium-hot charcoal fire. In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes and zucchini with 2 Tbs. of the oil, 2 tsp. of the thyme, and the salt and pepper.

• 1 1/2 lb. ripe plum tomatoes (about 8), cored and halved lengthwise • 1 1/4 lb. small zucchini (about 4), trimmed and halved lengthwise • 5 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil • 4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme • 1 T fresh chopped basil • 2 tsp. kosher salt; more as needed • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper; more as needed • 6 oz. Pecorino Romano, shaved with a vegetable peeler (about 2 cups) • 1 lb. dried penne • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Set the seasoned vegetables cut side down on the grill and cook without moving them until they have good grill marks, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook until browned and tender, 6 to 8 more minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool for a couple of minutes. Coarsely chop, return them to the same large bowl along with 1-1/2 cups of the pecorino and toss. Let sit for up to a couple of hours at room temperature. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook, stirring often until just al dente, about 11 minutes. Drain well and toss with the tomato mixture, 3 Tbs. of the chives, the remaining 3 Tbs. olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste and transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbs. chives, 2 tsp. thyme, and 1/2 cup pecorino, and basil of course, and serve.

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