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MARCH 2011
March 2011

Gulf Storms batter Pasco Homes   

Flood County Roads and Shatter Trees
Mike Ciccarello spent an entire career helping people cope with natural disasters before retiring from Pasco County Fire Rescue late last year. Thursday, he found himself in the middle of a nasty storm. Story from My Fox Tampa Bay
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Land O'Lakes
My Fox Tampa Bay
March 2011
Scraporium Scrapbook Store
in Lutz is Expanding!
Denise Hopkinson started her small scrap-booking store in 1998 when scrapbooking was just starting to take off. Life was great in the small 800 square foot shop where Mrs. Grossman and Frances Meyer reigned queens and the toughest option was whether to get an 8 1/2x11 or 12x12 album! She quickly outgrew that space, moved across from the Publix at the Florida Ave/Nebraska apex (on the Fla Ave side) and has taken...Read More: advantage of every single space she has in her shop to display a huge variety of merchandise. They are taking that a step forward and moving merchandise next door to the classroom area. There will still be room for classes and crops, they are just giving the outlet merchandisea room of its own. This means the entire back section of their store will now hold NEW merchandise!Some upcoming events at Scraporium are: Sidewalk Sale - Saturday, April 2nd
9:00am - 1:00pm
Vendors: $10.00 for an indoor spot including table and $5.00 for an outdoor spot without a table.
Shoppers: Come shop some great deals!

Technique Tuesday Card Class - Tuesday, April 5th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Tish
Cost: $15.00
Make 4-5 beautiful cards learning new techniques.

Fabric and Topiary Trees - Saturday, April 16th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor: Olivia Hall
Cost: Coming soon
Join Olivia Hall as she teaches her Inspired Workshop class making a beautiful topiary tree.

Stop in and see Denise for ALL your scrapbooking needs and sign up for her class schedule by email. Scraporium is located at 16518 N. Florida Avenue
For more information, visit www.scraporium.com

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Lutz  and Women in Business
March 2011
Letters from our Soldiers
 via Treats for Troops
Treats for Troops is a local non profit charity that sends much needed supplies to our troops in remote fighting areas. Karin King and her husband started Treats for Troops when Karin decided to begin baking cookies for our troops. She quickly received thank yous for the home baked goods as well as requests for much needed supplies. They currently send hundreds of boxes of basic items to our brave men and women in some of the most isolated areas in the regions we are currently deployed in. Karin still bakes up her homemade cookies however and during the holidays recruits local community members to help bake and sends a massive amount to those who wont be home for the holidays. To find out ALL about how you can support Karin and her efforts, visit her website at www.treatsfortroops.info Below are some of the letters she has received!
WOW!!! Thx so much. Big smiles all around!! We received the packages today and man, we had a GREAT time divvying up all the cookies and goodies. The posters were a huge hit too. They now adorn our MWR room and various living spaces. Thx so much. You obviously "know" us and our situation over here away from "the world" and all that we love and enjoy. The cookies were all fantastic! The home made ones were great and several of the guys far more enjoyed the home made over the others. Again, WOW! Thx very, very much for the goodies. We instantly called for a movie night with all our treats!! Needless to say, our movie night was like none other in such a very long time. Very awesome, very good, very kind. Please thank all who were involved and who pitched in for our care package! I feel as though I just didn't say enough!!! I forgot to thank you for the essential items and the mardi gras beads were a neat, yet hilarioius addition to our decorations. Oh, THANKS very much for the awesome coffee!!! And the very nice letters and notes from families and young ones like Morgan from Tampa who prays for us with his parents (and his dog!! lol). Natalie wrote us a nice note on an amazingly beautiful card, and a heartfelt thanks to all the other folks who wrote us nice words of encouragement and thoughtfulness.
How wonderful, truly great it is to receive greetings and well wishes from you, Jim and our fellow countrymen. The little ones bring tears to our eyes as each of us think of our own children we leave home while we fight world evil. Thanks so very much to the McGay family, Hisey Family, Marilyn, Jasmine, Linda Wallace, Jamie and Gayle from Tampa. Their prayers, appreciation for our service and well wishes bring smiles to our hearts and have been well received. We posted their cards and letters around our Morale Welfare and Recreation room. Please tell them we love them and because we do, we gladly place our strength, blood, and lives in harms way to protect our people and way of life! It is truly a valiant, honorable America we live in today and may God bless us all in our cause for freedom and in our effort in putting down the evil we continue to fight.
Thanks so much for the wonderful goodies, the great coffee and well wishes!!! It was all so very well received. Your all very special! We are honored to fight for you and our great nations cause for freedom and to worship our mindful and loving God in the manner in which we believe to be true. And that is what it's all about! Your friend and soldier at the very front,

MSG Craig C. Clark, Afghanistan
Take care now.

I recently received a care package with your homemade cookies included. Thank you...it was so nice to get such delicious treats. Please know that your commitment to support the troops is very much appreciated! In addition to your homemade treats, every care package includes a healthy amount of 'motivation' and 'encouragement' from home. Thank you very much for your sacrifices to make this possible!
Lt Col Anthony Sansano (US Air Force) Afghanistan
Dear Karin and the rest at "Treats For Troops"
I wanted to send a big thank you from myself and the rest of the platoon. I am pleased to know that there are still people like yourself that appreciate what we do but I can not express how much we appreciate your support. The silly string that was sent was used to search for trip wires however, a lot of it was also used to my squad leaders birthday. MUCH NEEDED FUN.
thank you again and keep in touch
Pvt Ryan, Afghanistan
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Support the Troops
March 2011
Connections Job Development
Program Graduates

 On February 23, Connections 'graduated' the first class to complete a four-part customer service training. Led by volunteer business coach, Joseph Trangata, a nationally-recognized business development and training professional, the group of Connections job seekers came together to improve their customer service skills and learn new ones. 

Participant Rich R. reports, "This was a great class! Joe was awesome and even though I'm a professional with years of experience, I learned new ways of interacting with customers, both internal and external." 

Retiring last summer but unable to ‘sit still’, Joe Trangata is a much in demand consultant to large corporations statewide.  “When we asked companies what it is they really need in the way of training, the overwhelming majority indicated customer service training for their employees,” said Trangata.  As he explained, there is a disconnect between what employees are trained to do, skills related to their jobs, and their ability to deliver consistent, quality customer service.  Many employers have had to tighten budgets so much and cut their HR training budgets.  Customer service training gets overlooked and it is a key piece that can make or break a company, regardless of size.  

 “Connections was able to offer this high-caliber class because Joe volunteered his time and materials; he normally commands a price way beyond what we, or many area small businesses could invest in”, stated Judith Tilton, Connections Executive Director.  “We are grateful for his services and feel honored that our clients are able to work with him at no charge.”   Tilton reports that another class will be offered next month and area employers will be have the chance to enroll employees at a nominal contribution to the non-profit.   The job seekers who completed the 8-hr. training now have one more tool to set them apart from the competition.  
If you want to become a Customer Service Superstar or jump start your job search, start with Connections Orientation program, which is offered twice weekly. Call Connections at 727-849-7424 to register. Cost is FREE!

Connections Job Development Program, based in New Port Richey since 1991, assists unemployed and under-employed adults by helping them gain skills necessary to conduct a successful job search and make a connection with area employers.  A 501(c)3 non-profit, all services are provided to employers and job seekers at no charge.  Connections receives funding from the State of Florida and United Way of Pasco, in addition to generous donations from clubs and organizations, churches and individuals.  Connections also operates the Good Connections Thrift Shoppe, a ‘boutique’ resale store at 6636 US HWY 19 in New Port Richey (just north of Main Street).  Good Connections is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; donations are accepted daily. For information about Connections, call the office Monday through Thursday at 727/849-4724 or visit www.connectionsjobdevelopment.org

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New Port Richey/Trinity
March 2011
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic HS Student
Joining US Air Force
Pictures Compliments of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. Pictured are of Athina Teicher, Ms. Sarah Regan (Head Of School) and Major Brian Smith of the U.S. Air Force


Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School is very proud to announce that Athina Teicher will be signing her Letter of Commitment to the US Air Force Academy.   Athina, a Senior at Bishop McLaughlin, was accepted to both the U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Academy this fall with Presidential Nominations.  While maintaining a 4.3 GPA,  Athina is President of the Ambassadors Club, a 4-year member of Key Club and has been a Varsity Letterman in volleyball, swimming and track for the Hurricanes. OurtownFLA.com would like to congratulate and honor Athina for her choice to serve her country and for making a difference in this world. Your community salutes YOU! 

On Target Page:
Springhill and Bishop McLaughlin HS
March 2011
Ribbon Cutting at
Design Three Interiors
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Design Three Interiors' new Studio with showroom in Lutz.  Design Three Interiors is your choice for the best interior design consulting services because they believe in creating surroundings that reflect your lifestyle, respect your budget, and give you a sense of accomplishment and pride. They will act as your partner in creating surroundings that will make you love coming home!  For information about their services just call 813-406-4877 today or visit the showroom and enjoy the many well priced treasures they offer to make your house into a home. They are located at  1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
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Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce
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Design Three Interiors Ribbon Cutting
Henry Wilson Jr. Pasco Commissioner
 at Pasco Alliance of Community Assoc
March 2011
Henry Wilson Jr. speaks to the Pasco Commissioner at Pasco Alliance of Community Association
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Govt - Pasco County
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Pasco Commissioner Henry Wilson Jr at Pasco Alliance of Community Association
Health Fair
at Club Connerton
March 2011

A Health Fair at Club Connerton included a Fire Truck, Ambulance, Fitness Demo Classes, Bounce House, Kids Crafts, Games, Running Shoe Scans, hand and scalp massages courtesy of Spa Oceana at the Don CeSar, financial advising, and various  other vendors. Nutrition, wellness and informational talks, featured topics regarding smoking cessation, bullying, early childhood speech and language development, wildlife safety and green living, and organ donation. There was also a Bloodmobile that checked Blood Pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol & BMI screenings. The event was held at the Connerton Club House 3 miles north of the Land O'Lakes Community Center on State Rd 41.

Featured here are…Linda and Dr. Michael Craven of Craven Chiropractic Clinic in Land O’Lakes (left/right) utilized the Health Fair to educate the public about Chiropractic medicine as a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or medicines. They are welcomed by Club Connerton Activities Director Alex Murphy and Amy Gallogly Club GM and local Softball legend Mikayla Haschak of the Land O'Lakes Volunteers and Connerton Elementary School. …Hugo Javier Torres, Chief Instructor of #1 ATA Martial Arts in Lutz explain the art of self defense to Lilly Fontanez, her brother George Calderon and daughter Gabi Fontanez.
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Land O'Lakes and Health & Wellness
March 2011
Wesley Chapel Chamber Mixer
at Santos Pizza and Pasta
Sharing in all the fun at the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Santos Pizza and Pasta is Christopher Thurow II and Joe Wyatt of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel, Sunrise, that meets at 7:30 am Friday’s at Lexington Oaks Golf Club and the Honorary Mayor of Wesley Chapel Deborah Ingargiola Yoerg...Mixing and mingling with Chamber President Laura Miller are Les Dawson of Kiefer Village Jewels and Frank DiMarie of Fifth Third Bank...Hosting the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Santos Pizza and Pasta was none other than Jack Santos himself with Chamber Director Vicki Hamilton and Marvelous Marvin, morning show host of True Oldies 106.3 Radio. Santos Pizza & Pasta is located at 27419 SR 54 in Wesley Chapel.
View/Purchase Photos by Tony Masella Jr  


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Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
March 2011
Special Olympic Games
at Land O Lakes Rec Center
Special Olympics began in Pasco County in 1975 with 175 participants. They currently have over 900 registered Special Olympians in Pasco County and offer competition at the local, area, state and international levels. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. Volunteers are an important part of their program utilizing over 500 volunteers a year from local schools and the community. In Pasco County, they offer over 16 sports. There is no cost to the athletes or their families to participate in their program as they rely solely on donations & fundraisers to obtain the approximately $70,000 per year to run their program. The money is used to cover the participants’ registration fees, uniforms, transportation and ribbons. Donations also will be used to purchase equipment and supplies needed to operate their local Games. All coordinators, coaches, volunteers and chaperones work from the heart! Please help support the Pasco County branch of the Special Olympians in our community. You can visit their website at www.specialolympicspasco.org

In Photos
… Land O'Lakes High School Council for Exceptional Children members Rebecca Dallman, Hallie Grimes and Kenzie Puhalski are working hard under the direction of Coach Vicky King. … Land O'Lakes High School Gold Gators Leeann Pierce and Cynthia Lagreca race for the ball at the 2011 Special Olympic Soccer Games held at the Recreational Center in Land O'Lakes. … 14 month old Olivia Nehr of Port Richey takes a break from cheering on big brother Cliff to retrieve the ball at the 2011 Special Olympic Soccer Games held at the Recreational Center in Land O'Lakes. …Wesley Chapel’s Matthew Harvigan and Jesse Viens takes the ball down for the Wildcats in their match against River Ridge… Wesley Chapel Wildcats (other team members 32 Teddy Johnson, 43 Jeremy Startz and G Lindsey Blanset.) …River Ridge.

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Sports of Pasco County
March 2011
Independent Scentsy Wickless Candle
Consultant Lauren Hanes
During the month of April, Independent Star Consultant Lauren Hanes will be presenting her Autism Awareness Warmer that will be available until August. All proceeds from the purchase of that warmer will be donated to the Autism Speaks Foundation.  Scentsy Wickless Candles "Practice Safe Scents!" is a flame-less candle that melts wax by a low temperature light bulb inside of a beautiful ceramic warmer. Over 80 scents to choose from and 100 warmers, one for any decor. Lauren was introduced to Scentsy when she attended a party with the products given by an old friend. She immediately fell in love with the scents and loved the product so she couldn't wait to find out how to get more involved. She started her own business with just $99 and a supply of materials to launch her first party and make new sales.  Lauren is working her way towards becoming a Director and is well on her way by being the Top Seller her first two months with the company. She has recruited a wonderful team of girls who are making an outstanding difference in their lives through the power of Scentsy. Lauren says that YOU can make extra income, have the independence and self esteem of being your own boss, a flexible schedule, and have your favorite products in every scent! Get "Scentsyfied" today with Lauren by visiting her website  http://wickesslaurenhanes.scentsy.us or calling her today at 813-369-2966. You can order online through her site and your products will be delivered straight to you!
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Women in Business
March 2011
Saylor-Kavcsak Wedding
Beautiful Bride, Beautiful Day
Photography by Sheila T Photography, Lutz
Bride Brittany Saylor, married Chris Kavcsak on Saturday in a beautiful beach wedding. The bride was jubilant as she committed her love, life and forever to the man of her dreams. The bride dressed in a strapless victorian chiffon dress was given away by her proud father, David Saylor in a ceremony where both bride and groom read their hand written vows aloud to each other in front of close friends and family. A dinner was held afterwards at the beautiful Don Cesar Beach Resort dining room overlooking the courtyard. 
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March 2011
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation receives $1500 gift
from Hyundai of New Port Richey
Scott Fink (left), President of Hyundai of NPR, presents a check for $1,500 to Craig McCart (right), Executive Director of the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation. Photo courtesy Sertoma Speech and Hearing
Scott Fink, President of Hyundai of New Port Richey, presented a check for $1,500 to the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation to assist people with hearing loss. Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida assists hard of hearing babies and children to hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically and socially. The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is to provide quality developmental and rehabilitative services, products and education--primarily to children--throughout Florida, in a caring and compassionate environment, never limited by the ability to pay.  
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New Port Richey/Trinity
March 2011
Chasco Fiesta is Underway!
in Sims Park, New Port Richey
Since 1922, Chasco Fiesta has honored the romantic legend intertwining the lives of a Spanish boy and girl, a priest and the Calusa Indian tribe who captured them after defeating a Spanish expedition. According to the story, the boy and girl were later wed as Queen Chasco and her consort Pithla. Today, Florida's Native American heritage is revered, as evidenced by this annual event honoring all Native American tribes. Experience Chasco Fiesta. See our Events Calendar for activities or visit their website
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New Port Richey/Trinity
March 2011
Gulfside Regional Hospice
Mending Hearts Kids Program Plant a Healing Garden
The children who attend Gulfside Regional Hospice’s bereavement support groups plant flowers on March 8 in the Mending Hearts Healing Garden
  1. Kerstyn is ready to plant flowers in memory of her loved one March 8 at Gulfside Regional Hospice’s Bereavement Center.
Children who attend Gulfside’s Mending Hearts Kids’ support groups celebrated the changing of the seasons by planting flowers at Gulfside’s Bereavement Center in the Children’s Healing Garden on March 8.
           “The children plant in the garden seasonally,” said Sonia Quinones, Gulfside’s director of bereavement and volunteers. “During the planting, we explain the circle of life – that all that is born has a lifetime, and at the end of that lifetime, people, animals and flowers die.”John Lamm, from Home Depot in Port Richey, has been involved with this project for the last five years. Home Depot provides the flowers and mulch and Lamm helps the children with planting the flowers in the garden. “Planting of the flowers gives the bereavement counselors an opportunity to talk about death and new beginnings,” said Quinones. “Everything has a beginning and an end – the flowers represent a new beginning. Once the seasons change, the memories of the flowers  and our loved ones will still be in our minds and hearts.” After the planting of the garden, the children had a pizza party and ice cream. All received a special stuffed animal to commemorate the experience.
The mission of Gulfside Regional Hospice is to provide compassionate, quality care to individuals and their loved ones as they face life-limiting illnesses. All bereavement services are provided free of charge to Pasco County residents regardless of previous participation with hospice, and includes support groups, the Mending Hearts Kids’ Program and individual counseling. For more information about Gulfside Regional Hospice bereavement services, call (727) 845-5707 or visit http://www.GRHospice.org
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New Port Richey/Trinity
March 2011
Pasco County Varsity Baseball Tournament Championship
Wiregrass Ranch HS vs Wesley Chapel

It wasn't one of the prettiest wins for Wesley Chapel, but it was good enough to keep the Wildcats undefeated. Wesley Chapel scored four runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth to set up Geoff DeGroot's walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Wiregrass Ranch 9-8 and claim the first RBI Pasco County Varsity Baseball Tournament championship Friday night at Wiregrass Ranch. Read more by Rick Harmon at TBO.com

 View/Purchase photos by Glenn Gefers of Three G Photography Boys Baseball Wiregrass Ranch HS vs Wesley Chapel Click Here
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Wiregrass Ranch HS
Wesley Chapel HS
March 2011
Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber  
of Commerce 2011 Miss Bella Pageant

The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a pageant to raise participants self-esteem, communication skills and ability to interact with the local business community and general public. All funds collected will be deposited into the PHHCC scholarship fund for girls between the ages of 12-17.

     “Miss Bella” Pageant and Fashion Show was celebrated on March 18th, 2011 at the Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club. Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PHHCC) is the creator of “Miss Bella” a fashion show/pageant with a cause, not just a slogan Miss Bella is to teach young girls the importance of confidence, image, self-esteem, and the ability to be presentable and professional in a business setting.

 View/Purchase photos for the PHHCC Miss Bella Pageant & Fashion Show Click Here
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 Hispanic Community Events
Beauty Pageants
March 2011
NBHA Barrel Racing
Double R Arena
NBHA District 6

District 6 NBHA Barrel Racing was held at Double R Ranch in Dade City with over 125 entries in various classes.  Beautiful weather made for a great day for vendors and riders. Results for this event will be posted here soon.  

On Target Page: Dade City Activities
Buy Now? Sell Now?
Tips from Area Realtors

If you are one of the MANY buyers sitting on the fence waiting for values to go down even further, the link below is a must read. Fact is, if interest rates go up even just half a point, any potential gain in lower property values will be eaten up by higher payments. A payment increase of just $50 a month will cost you an additional $78,000 over the life of the loan. Now, consider what will happen if we lose Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as this article suggests we might. This could lead to changes that will mean more expensive mortgages, with higher fees and, probably, higher interest rates, larger down payments and, in the near term, fewer lenders to choose from. This unfortunately doesn't only affect buyers, but sellers as well. Tougher and more expensive mortgages will lead to fewer homes selling which will increase supply in a market in which there is already an abundance of inventory. More supply leads to lower prices.The bottom line is if you are buying, buy now and if you are selling, now is the time because it will more than likely be much tougher to sell in the future.
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Contributing Writer: Manuela "Mandy" Woodrum, ABR®
Realtor since 1982  Future Home Realty
13045 W. Linebaugh Ave Suite 102, Tampa, FL 33626
Direct Line: 727-580-0845
 Specializing in First Time Home Buyers, REO's, Relocations & Military Relocations

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Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade
Decorate & Enter your Boat!

The 2011 Ferman Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade, will set sail on the Pithlachascotee River through downtown New Port Richey on Saturday, April 2nd  at 1:00 P.M.  Each year during the Chasco Fiesta, the Rotary Club of New Port Richey organizes this event, billed as “Florida’s Oldest Boat Parade.”  Our theme this year is “Legends,” and boats decorated in that theme will compete for the prizes ranging from $125 - $2500 !  Our boat parade theme this year is “Legends”.  What’s your favorite legendary character? King Arthur? Babe Ruth? Marilyn Monroe? Paul Bunyan? The possibilities are limited only by your imagination (and the size of your boat.)
Participate in the parade by entering and decorating a boat – the registration fee is only $25.   

Event presented by the Rotary Club of NPR
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Parade begins near Hooters at 1:00 pm
Registration deadline is Friday March 25, 2011.  Fee $25.
Prizes range from $125 to $2500 for the overall Grand Prize boat
Contact parade chair for information – Mike Beam, 727-846-1000 or

For more information, and to download an Official Registration form, go to: www.thechascoboatparade.com http://www.thechascoboatparade.com  http://www.thechascoboatparade.com http://www.thechascoboatparade.com

On Target Page: New Port Richey/Trinity Activities
New Area Business
Gerena Graphic Design

At Gerena Graphic Design, they offer professional and affordable solutions for your graphic design needs. They specialize in logo and print design and are

a small freelance studio based in Land O'Lakes. They pride themselves in serving small and medium businesses/organizations alike. They create effective, quality designs without the big design agency fees. Gerena Graphic Design will help you transform your ideas into effective marketing tools and provide the right tools to get your message across. They thrive on serving every client with excellence, fast service, but most importantly, establishing an honest solid reputation with their clients. Let them... Power Up Your Imagination! For more info on Gerena Graphic Design, visit them at www.gerenadesign.com

or call John or Jennifer at 813.454.1719 or find them on Please support small business.

On Target Page: Land O'Lakes Activities
Taste of New Tampa
Good Food, Great Day!

The 18th Annual Taste of New Tampa, presented by the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce was held at Wharton High School Sunday with live entertainment, food samples GALORE, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, and Vendor booths from community businesses with lots of free samples and educational materials to hand out. Over 25 restaurants were represented from the area and there was plenty of great food for everyone. A wonderful sunny warm day made the lines in the italian ice and frozen dessert lines long but worth the wait for an ice cold scoop of heaven.  

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On Target Page: New Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Butterfly Release at Hollies
Farm & Garden
Hollie's Farm and Garden and Country Store held a Spring Butterfly Release and Seminar on Saturday. Hollie's has a wonderful assortment of native and common plants, annuals, perennials and garden accessories. Hollie's is a Landscape Nursery with a down home country twist.  Besides their great variety of plants and landscape materials, they've added a collection of country-style household, antiques and garden items.  They are a full-service garden landscaper and a retail outlet store for those do it yourself'ers. Hollie's will be hosting a Balloon Glow and Bluegrass Festival in April. Visit www.gohollies.com for more info (813) 949-6735  Hollies Farm & Garden 20545 County Line Road, Lutz
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Barkfest at Land O Lakes
Recreation Center
  • Moxie leaps high into the sky in the Frisbee competition with a little help from her trainer Amdrea Rigler at Land O'Lakes Recreation Center. Sarah McCourt, a student at Lake Myrtle and Trey Casten a student at Creative World get their face painted by Rachel Kline of Toyko Ice Crème at the Barkfest held at the Land O Lakes Rec Center,
3032 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes recently. Read More/View & Purchase Photos on:  A fun day for dog lovers and their furry companions, local vendors, demonstrations, adoptions and other dog related activities were performed. The Community was encouraged to bring their dog or adopt one there! A Raffle was held to raise money for improvements to the Dog Park for both pets & owners. Donations benefited the Pasco County Animal Services & the New Port Richey SPCA.
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 Barkfest and Frisbee Dogs at Land O Lakes Recreation Center

The parents of Brittany Danielle Saylor  and Christopher Andrew Kavcsak announce the wedding of their children to be held on 3/26/2011 in a beautiful ceremony on the beach at The Don Cesar Hotel, St Petersburg, FL. The couple will honeymoon on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. They will reside in Englewood, OH after returning from their honeymoon. Brittany grew up in the bay area and has family that still resides here.  She is currently living in Clayton, OH but will return to the area to be married in front of close family and friends. Brittany graduated in 2009 from the University of South FL with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  

Her fiancee' Christopher Andrew Kavcsak was born in Dayton, OH, and currently lives in Englewood, OH. He graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 1997 and from Lee University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education. He is currently an 8th grade math teacher at Northmont Middle School.


The wedding will be photographed by Sheila T Photography of Lutz.

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Club Politico Republican Hispanic Club
Welcomes Guest Speaker Henry Wilson
March 2011 

Club Politico, a Republican Hispanic Club recently held their March meeting at the Vallartas Mexican Restaurant with Guest Speaker, District 4 County Commissioner Henry Wilson Jr-R. Wilson, 37, a political newcomer, who attended PHCC won election over Commissioner Michael Cox, the board's lone Democrat, on Nov. 2. For more info on the Club, visit:


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  Politics - Pasco County
Hispanic Community Events
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Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber
Board Induction Meeting
Rocio Paulsen founding President of the PHHCC welcomes Peter Castellani of Oasis Pregnancy Center, as the newest member of the Pasco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.      PHHCC recently held the Induction of Board members at the Cooperstone Executive Suites in Land O Lakes. A very moving speech was given about Hispanic women and pro life choices.…             Dr. Robert Martinez, Executive Director, Commissioner Pat Mulieri, Shahra Anderson of Senator Bill Nelson’s office, Peter Castellani of Oasis Pregnancy Center, Rocio Paulsen founding President of the PHHCC and Clerk of Circuit Court & County Comptroller Paula S. O’Neil, Ph.D were all in attendance for the Inductions and social mixer for the Pasco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  
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Hispanic Community Events


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 Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Inductions ceremony and social mixer
March 2011


Wesley Chapel Republican Club Meeting
Welcomes Guest Speaker Mike Wells

The Wesley Chapel Republican Club was pleased to have Pasco County Property Appraiser Mike Wells as their Guest Speaker this month. Wells explained the functions of his office and the challenges Pasco County faces from the whiplash of our boom-bust economy. In 1997 Pasco County had eight billion dollars in taxable income and in 2007, ten short years that number had increased to 30 billion dollars. Last year that number had decreased to 20 billion dollars and Wells predicted it would bottom out to 2004 levels of 17.5 billion which will continue the pressure for cutbacks and layoffs in our overburdened County operations and School system. They also had a special presentation in honor of Past President Peter Hanzel. Contact Mike Moore at wcrepublican@att.net for more information or call 813-777-6171. Their meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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  Politics - Pasco County
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Pasco County Property Appraiser Mike Wells Wesley Chapel Republican Club
March 2011
The Theater Doctor  and
Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Gingerbread Cottage hosted a Ribbon Cutting with the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce for the Theater Doctor in Wesley Chapel recently. In addition to the ribbon cutting, there was a food drive, a Kids Station, a 3D demo with music, light refreshments and door prize giveaways! The Theater Doctor provides Free delivery with Installation of home theater rooms, Free tech calls and free follow up visits. You can call them at 813-929-6816

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Gingerbread Cottage hosted Ribbon Cutting Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce the Theater Doctor
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Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce
March 2011
Sheriff Bob White Resigns
and Puts Family First
After 34 years of service, Pasco County Sheriff Bob White will retire on April 30, 2011.  Sheriff White expressed great pride and confidence in his department and stated that his priorities in life have changed and he feels now that it is time to be more active in the lives of his granddaughter and his family. He quoted Theodore Roosevelt in his resignation letter which can be viewed in its entirety on the sheriff's website at www.pascosheriff.com. OurtownFLA.com wishes him all the best!  
Sunshine/Bradenton Drivers Sweep NHRA Race of
SuperPro Driver Mark Ciechowski, Pro Driver Chris Adams, Sportsman Driver Kevin Roberts and Pro Bike Driver Roy Hagadorn from local NHRA sanctioned tracks, Sunshine Dragstrip in Clearwater and sister track Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton swept the Race of Champions at the NHRA GatorNationals.  Track Champion Drivers from all over the southeast competed but went down one by one as these drivers, considered the best of the best, took home the NHRA Wally trophy, the most prestigious in the sport. Mark Ciechowski from Clearwater competed in his 2002 Miller dragster with a Chevy 588 engine, his time of 4.978 seconds at 133.99 mph defeated Mark Mullen, also from Bradenton Motorsports Park who runnered up with a 6.970 second run in his 1966 Chevelle in the Super Pro class. Soon to be daddy, Chris Adams, running for Bradenton in Bobby Deblasio's 1976 Vega with a time of 6.669 defeated Sunshine's Joe Tillman in his 70's Duster with a time of 6.424 seconds in the Pro class. Kevin Roberts, running for Bradenton entering his 2002 Corvette in the Sportsman class ran a 8.423 at 85.89 mph against Mike Jubinski in a 1971 Dodge Demon who went red at the start line. Bradenton motorcycle driver and soon to be grandfather, Roy Hagadorn defeated Eddie Torres of Puerto Rico with his 1981 Suzuki  with a 5.628, 118.18 mph run against Torres 5.885 in his 2005 Suzuki in the Pro Bike class. Congratulations to all the winners! What a SHOW! 
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 Racing Hot Rod BMX Moto
Shops of Wiregrass Parade Celebration  
 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron, leads the Shops of Wiregrass Parade Celebration. Wesley Chapel Cadet Civil Air Patrol invites youth from 12 to 18 years old and their parents to come visit the squadron and check them out. The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program offers Leadership and Aerospace education and activities that will benefit any young person no matter what their chosen career path. Civil Air Patrol also teaches military discipline, customs and courtesy, respect, and integrity. Learn more at http://www.wesleychapelcap.com …Accepting the top Parade Float award for the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce from the Shops at Wiregrass General Manager Greg Lenners and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2011 Girl of the Year Lucila Galban are Pastor Debra Kaplan, Branch of Christ Ministries and Laura Miller of Charles Rutenberg Realty.

…The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2011 Girl of the Year Lucila Galban sits with The Shops at Wiregrass General Manager Greg Lenners watching the Parade floats and enjoyed children’s entertainment, live music, games and more. Photos of this event by Anthony V. Masella Jr
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Shops of Wiregrass Parade Celebration for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
March 2011
Hernando HS at Sunlake High School
 Girls Softball
Girls Softball Hernando HS at Sunlake High School  
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Girls Softball Hernando HS
at Sunlake High School
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Sunlake HS
March 2011
 Habitat for Humanity
 in Land O'Lakes
Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco celebrated the completion of construction on a home, in Land O' Lakes at a dedication ceremony Saturday, March 12, 2011 on Spokane Road. The new homeowner, Kristi Bourne, tearfully thanked all those who worked so hard to help her reach this goal. A group of students from Penn State traveled here to work on Habitat homes during their Spring Break. They helped put the finishing touches on this home and were present for the dedication.
Pastor - Reverend Dr. David Brockhoff of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church gave the invocation. Jeanie Germain Habitat Board Chair and John Finnerty, Habitat executive director led the program. After explaining that the Bourne family had performed 400 sweat equity hours working on their home and the homes of others as a requirement for becoming Habitat homeowners, Anna Carrillo, a habitat homeowner introduced Kristi Bourne and helped with the presentation of symbolic gifts and a family Bible. East Pasco Quilters presented Kristi with a beautiful heirloom quality quilt. Chris Hensley, construction supervisor, presented the family with the key to their new home.
At the end of the ceremony, the Bourne family cut the ribbon that that hung across the doorway and invited supporters inside for a tour of the home. Inside the home were housewarming gifts donated by the Tampa Bay Tootsies.
Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco was able to build the home and sell it at an affordable price. The Bourne family purchased the home with a no-profit zero interest loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses.
Habitat has an important event coming up, National Women Build Week April 30 - May 8 (Mother's day). National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. Women make a difference in their communities by building homes and raising awareness of local housing needs.
The Women Build program empowers women to build Habitat for Humanity homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by making home ownership a present reality for families. Women Build is not about excluding men; it's about including women. Please register and join our local Women Build visit www.habitatpasco.org and look for the "Women Build" tab.
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Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco in Land O'Lakes
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Habitat For Humanity
March 2011
Pasco HS at Wesley Chapel HS
Boys Baseball
Boys Baseball Pasco HS at Wesley Chapel High School
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Wesley Chapel HS
Pasco High School
March 2011
Eleven year old Trinity Carrillo receives
President's Volunteer Service Award
Trinity Carrillo was caught by surprise at his school when Kaci Wubbena, Crystal Paoloemilio, and Stephanie Black from Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco arrived during morning announcements. Trinity was even more surprised when they presented him with the President's Volunteer Service Award, a letter from President Obama, and a gold pin with The White House logo. President Obama's letter congratulated Carrillo and thanked him for helping to address the most pressing needs in his community and our country."Trinity Carrillo has completed more than 200 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity in the last 6 months and continues to be an ambassador for the non-profit charity. Habitat wrote to the White House and completed the necessary paperwork for Trinity to receive the award" said Stephanie Black, director of development and public relations. Trinity's mother Anna Carrillo attended a Habitat Application Workshop at Lacoochee Elementary School in September 2010 and applied to purchase a Habitat home. The Carrillo's bought a Habitat home in February 2011 with a zero-interest mortgage. Anna and Trinity started volunteering with Habitat in October and haven't stopped. Trinity has volunteered at the Dade City ReStore, spoken at community meetings, and at a Habitat fundraiser. Trinity welcomes other volunteers, spreads the word about the Habitat program, and tells others what having a decent home means to him. Trinity also worked on his own Habitat home. "Trinity Carrillo is a great advocate for Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco. I wish we had 100 more just like him" said Black.
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Habitat For Humanity
March 2011
Club Politico Guest Speaker
Pasco Commissioner Henry Wilson

     Club Politico recently met at Vallartas Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Pasco County Commissioner Henry Wilson Jr. The Goals of Club Politco are:To organize voting-age members of the Hispanic community into a club that is able to promote the goals and mission of the Republican Party;To educate, instruct, and inform the Hispanic electorate about political issues  and encourage political involvement in Republican Party activities; To register new voters as members of the Republican Party; To encourage existing voters to become members of the Republican
Party;To find, promote, fund, and elect qualified individuals to public office;To increase voter turn-out for Republican candidates in all elections; To promote support and loyalty to the Republican Party and its leaders.
Pictured are Louie Rodriguez, Club Treasurer; Jesse Neyra, Club Vice-President; Henry Wilson Jr., Pasco County Commissioner;  Julia Hassler, Club President; Andrea Hassler, IB student at Land O'Lakes High, and Stephan Hassler, Club member. For more info www.club-politico.org or contact Julia Hassler at (954) 304-2730


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Hispanic Community Events
March 2011
Sand Pine Elementary School
PTA Family Sweetheart Dance

The Sand Pine Elementary School PTA recently hosted their annual Family Sweetheart Dance in February. Read More on Target Page: Over 300 tickets were sold this year! Thanks to everyone who came to this fun-filled event. The decorations, the balloons, the cookies and juice, the pretty fountain, the pictures, the music - and all the rest of the details - right down to the flyers, made the evening special for all who attended! Sand Pine has some fantastic little dancers! Thank you to DJ Jay Sheridan and Katalin Rutherford Photography for helping to make the Family Sweetheart Dance such a success. The PTA is always actively seeking business sponsors. There are various levels of sponsorship available. If you have a business and are interested in becoming a business sponsor, your support would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Darlene Basi at dbasi@tampabay.rr.com.


How You Can Help

Drop off your old newspapers for recycling in the designated bins at the Meadow Pointe I & II clubhouses and at Sand Pine Elementary School. The PTA receives cash from newspaper recycling which is used towards the purchase of supplies and equipment for the school. Bring your old ink cartridges to the school, which will be recycled and turned into cash that can be used for various purchases and events at the school. The cartridges can be dropped off in the Media Center or the front office.  Box Tops for Education will give 10 cents for each box top clipped and sent in to the school. Please make sure to look for box tops on many of the products throughout your home!  

Sand Pine Elementary is located at 29040 County Line Rd in Meadow Pointe. The school can be reached at 813-794-1900.


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Wesley Chapel Activities
March 2011
Nick Popolillo wins 152lb
Regional Championship
Wesley Chapel High School Junior Nick Popolillo won the 152 lb Regional Championship, qualifying for the State Wresting Tournament.  Nick beat two top 15 ranked wrestlers and won the tournament with an overtime victory. Only the top four wrestlers from the Regional Tournament advanced to the state competition.  The State Wrestling Tournament was held Friday, February 18 at the Lakeland Civic Center. Photo Credit J Laramore WCHS
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 Wesley Chapel HS
March 2011
Academy at the Lakes presents
Oliver! The Musical
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Where is Love; Who Will Buy...
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Production Credits from Oliver
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     Academy at the Lakes’ 12th annual production, Oliver! The Musical was a major hit at the Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel High School. A production company with over 200 students from  kindergarten to seniors wowed the pack house with their singing and acting abilities.

     Faculty, students and parents joined forces to create the stage, and the hand made costumes. The orchestral music was directed by Mark Heller and Katherine Vargas. The production was overseen by director Chris Holcom (Academy faculty, Jobsite Theater actor-director) and producers Morse and Gary Compton.

     Oliver! The musical is based on Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist," The story follows little Oliver, an orphan and his misadventures in 18th Century England. As the story begins, young Oliver (senior Ali Buckman) is seen working at an orphanage. Following another disappointing, yet predictable, evening meal of gruel, the orphans are still very hungry. Oliver's journey outside of the orphanage begins when he has the audacity to ask for more. This error in judgment leads to Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney (Cody Diaz and Alexis Setteducato) taking him out into the street and selling him to the local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry (Conor Zhang). "Unfortunately, Oliver finds his new home as hostile as the last, and he makes the desperate decision to run away. He eventually makes his way to London where he meets The Artful Dodger (Sara Dobish) who is eager to introduce him to a new and exciting life as part of Fagin's (Jason Pitcairn) gang. The next day, he meets Nancy (Shannon O'Donnell), who shows him some motherly affection and tries to protect him." Photos and videos of this event by Anthony V. Masella Jr of OurtownFLA.com

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Academy at the Lakes
March 2011
Spinner Law Firm
 Helps Military Families
Charles Spinner of The Spinner Law Firm drops by a Ribbon Cutting in New Tampa recently to support Chamber business. The Spinner Law Firm will also have a booth at the Taste of New Tampa on March 20, 2011.The Spinner Law Firm is thrilled to be fundraising for the Fisher House at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, FL. Read More on Target Page: Many of our injured and sick military are far from home and without family. The Fisher House Foundation ensures they don't have to be alone during their recovery. It provides a free place for family members to stay, while their loved ones recover, ensuring that they have family support.

Spinner Law Firm is collecting donations from the list below to give to Fisher House. Please stop by our offices at 26843 Tanic Drive, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 or visit our booth at the Taste of New Tampa with your donations. Of course, any monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. We would like to present the Fisher House with all of the items by April 1st. The Foundation and the individual Fisher Houses depend on public donations to continue to support America’s military in their time of need. Join us to support our injured troops in their recovery!  



As of March 2011

The Tampa Fisher House continues to run at full occupancy month after month and as a result, there are things we seem to need on an ongoing basis. While the VA funds day-to-day operational costs, including utilities and salaries, each Fisher House is dependent upon the generosity of the community to donate comfort items such as non-perishable foods, etc. for the convenience of the guests. Based on this, some of the items we are in need of include: 

• Monetary donations - These give us the flexibility to use your donation as a particular need arises and are extremely welcome. Checks can be made out to “James A. Haley VA” with a note in the memo section “Fisher House” or “GPF 9154” which will ensure your donation reaches the Fisher House account. Checks can be mailed to:

Fisher House

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

Tampa, Florida 33612


Gift cards - To stores such as Publix, Sweetbay, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target or Wal-Mart. These likewise provide us flexibility to fill unanticipated, specific needs of our guests. 


• Linens & Kitchen Items – Absorbent kitchen dish cloths and towels, pot holders and oven mitts.


• Houseware Products – Smaller plastic storage/freezer containers; plastic baggies (pint, quart, gallon & 2-gallon size); Mr. Coffee coffee filters (8 – 12 cups), paper napkins; plastic & styro-foam cups; paper plates; plastic forks & spoons; aluminum foil; saran wrap, etc. 


• Kitchen Staples – Sugar, flour, non-dairy coffee creamers, non-sugar sweeteners, rice, cooking oil, shortening; breakfast cereal, cans of soup, canned vegetables, canned meats


• Cleaning Supplies – For guests to use when cleaning their rooms and communal areas, such as kitchen sponges, dish liquid, dishwasher detergent (Electrosol Powerball tablets). Also, Febreeze fabric freshener.


• Emergency/First Aid Supplies – Rechargeable lanterns, boxes of soft Kleenex tissues, etc.


• Reading Materials – New magazine subscriptions, etc.


• Office Materials – Pens, pencils, stick-on labels, guest book, black “Sharpie” markers, freezer tape, “grease” pencils, brown wrapping paper


In addition to this listing, we’re always receptive to individual donation ideas from the community. Should you have an interest in providing a donation in addition to those listed above, or to discuss a significant in-kind, special project donation to the house, please feel free to call the Fisher House manager at (813) 910-3000. 


Please note that due to health and safety issues, we are only able to accept donation of new items.

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March 2011
Cheyenne's in Lutz
hosts Organic Soil Class

Eager to grow Organic, attendees to the Organic Soil Class met at Cheyenne's in Lutz to learn the process of preparing their soil and starting their garden. Owner, Lisa had plenty of organic refreshments on hand and gifts and prizes were included for each student. Students were encouraged to bring a bag of their own soil for testing and Lisa demonstrated how this is done. For more info about eating healthy and growing organic, call 813 333 8611 and speak with Lisa. Her fresh market is open on Saturdays and is located at:

Cheyennes Country Thangs, Inc.

19319 Holly Lane Lutz, FL 33548

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Home & Garden and/or
Health & Wellness
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March 2011
New Tampa Chiropractic & Injury
Center Holds Ribbon Cutting

New Tampa Chiropractic and Injury Center and Dr. William Scheu held a Ribbon Cutting with the Wesley Chapel Chamber recently to celebrate their location at 1283 Bruce B Downs Blvd in Wesley Chapel. Some of the services that may be offered are Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic care, Nutritional counseling, Corrective exercises, spinal and postural screenings, lifestyle advice, physiotherapy, acupuncture and medi-spa. Dr. Scheu

 has been practicing in Pasco county for over 10 years now. Dr. Scheu uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques as well as educating his patients on the importance of Core Strength, spinal flexibility and proper nutrition to restore and maintain one's health. Dr. Scheu has been an active member in his community with activities such as performing physicals for local youth football programs, high school sports as well as a provider for The Good Samaritan Clinic in New Port Richey, Florida.  He was also involved with the local Rotary group in Holiday, Florida performing various community activities. Dr. Scheu's goal is to provide the very best in Chiropractic care for all who enter his office.

For more information, you can call Dr. Scheu at (813) 994-6111 or visit the website at www.confortichiropractic.com

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March 2011
Scene On Glass Media Open
in Wesley Chapel

Scene on Glass Media held a Ribbon Cutting with the Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently with drinks, music and fun for everyone. They will hold a REPEAT Ribbon Cutting with the Central Pasco Chamber on March 10! Come by and check them out! Read More/View Photos on Target Page: Combining over 30 years of extensive experience and technical knowledge, Scene on Glass Media provides a comprehensive range of media related services, under one strong brand. They provide their clients with a convenient, efficient and affordable marketing solution, with a comprehensive range of products and services for small to medium sized businesses. As a full service Advertising firm in Wesley Chapel, Scene on Glass Media offer all forms of printed media, a complete business promotional package (including logo design and branding), website development, secure hosting, digital advertising and signage.

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Cobb Theatre Ticket Giveaway
for Oscar Night Picks!

Amber Bruno of Wesley Chapel successfully picked five out of the top six winners of the Academy Awards, missing only Best Supporting Actor and won four Cinebistro movie tickets to Cobb Theatre in Wesley Chapel. The timing could not have been better with her wedding anniversary coming up the following Friday. Cinebistro features an upscale, yet inviting and comfortable atmosphere in which to dine while watching a major motion picture. The unique venue was built specifically with the discriminating movie-going and gourmet-dining customer in mind. Presenting the tickets are Tony Masella of www.OurtownFLA.com who conducted the contest, Bruno and Maggie DeJesus from Cobb Theatres.

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BayCare Behavioral Health
Center opens in Lutz
Baycare Behavioral Health Center in Lutz held its Ribbon Cutting with the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce recently. As part of its continued commitment to meet the mental health needs of the Tampa Bay community, BayCare Behavioral Health has opened the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recovery Center in Lutz. Read More/See Photos on Target Page:
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Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel 
Official Speaker Designate of Florida
House Republicans met Monday to honor Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, tabbing him officially as speaker designate who will wield the gavel before the Florida House when the 2012 elections end.
As expected, Weatherford was elected without opposition from the Republican caucus. Speaking from the well of the House, Weatherford praised “servant leadership” and said he will try to be a “servant leader” in his time as speaker. Weatherford praised “the promise of Florida” and, while he avoided talking about specific policy, the future speaker touched on his principles. “Our rights come from God, not from government,” said the future speaker, taking aim at legalized abortion.
“All life is precious and worthy of our respect. We can never call ourselves a truly just society as long as we fail to recognize the rights of the unborn.”
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Politics - Pasco County
March 2011
Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Expo & Taste of the Town

The 21st Annual Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Business Expo brings over 100 area businesses together to show the locals and each other what they have to offer. Friday is the day when the local businesses set up their booth and do a little business to business mingling but on Saturday parking will be tight and the fun starts at 9am with the local residents showing up to check out the booths and bag some free items with the businesses name on them. A $1,000 savings bond will be given away Saturday along with door prizes. The fun last till about 3pm when the booths begin coming down.  The Taste of the Town starts around 11am and runs to about 2pm along with a pie  and cake baking contest. Food samples cost $1 with proceeds going to the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship fund.

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Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce
March 2011