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The Laker

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The Laker
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Laker (Land O'Lakes, Fla.)
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Diane Kortus ( publisher )
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Land O'Lakes, FL
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Began in 1982.
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Janet Gillis, publisher.
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"It's not Wednesday til you read The Laker."

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The Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, also known as a body farm, opened in May on land next to the Land O Lakes Detention Center, off U.S. 41. The facility is the seventh of its type in the nation. Construction money is needed for the indoor forensic center. The complex is planned jointly with the sheriffs office, Pasco County, Pasco-Hernando State College, and the University of South Floridas Institute for Forensics and Applied Science. It is a critical piece for us, Nocco said. The sheriff also noted that there already are international inquiries regarding training opportunities. The city of Zephyrhills also had a bigticket request. Its asking for $3.25 million to help build the Sarah Vande Berg Memorial Tennis Center. The planned tennis center includes eight soft courts, two hard courts and nine pickle ball courts. The city of Zephyrhills already has hired Pennsylvania-based Tennis P.R.O. LLC to operate and manage the complex. A pro shop, a multipurpose community room and two offices also are planned. Its gaining a lot of momentum, said Todd Vande Berg, the citys planning director. It will bring in players from around the world, and Zephyrhills really will be a destination in the sports arena. The complex is named for Vande Bergs daughter, a tennis scholarship student at University of South Carolina, who died in a car accident.Issues cover wide spectrum at forum Seasonal carols, tinsel-draped trees and jolly Old St. Nick convey a time of merriment and joy, but the holidays can be difficult for those grieving a significant loss. To help people to cope with their sadness, Gulfside Hospice is offering free holiday grief support workshops on Dec. 7 in Zephyrhills and Dec. 12 in New Port Richey. Kelly Cavagnetto, a bereavement counselor, will be conducting the sessions, which will last about 90 minutes and will be the same in both places. They aim to provide some strategies to help people trying to navigate what can become an especially challenging emotional time. The first holidays after somebody passes, there can be a lot of anxiety about the upcoming holiday, Cavagnetto said. Theres a lot of feeling unsure: I dont want to decorate, but do I have to decorate? Should I decorate? Those who are grieving often worry whether familiar traditions or foods will trigger a greater sense of sadness for them, the counselor said. Someone might say: I dont know if I can cook the same meal they enjoyed eating. The grief session aims to give those grieving some tools, she said. Our main goal is to sort of brace them for that, and help give them some of the coping skills to kind of get through the day, she said. Its a good idea to begin preparing, Cavagnetto said, because Christmas, Hanukkah those winter holidays are coming whether we want them to, or not. We cant really avoid them. In her session, she talks about the importance of self-care. Find ways to help reduce stress, she suggested, which can include listening to music, meditating, drawing or other techniques. Its a good idea to have a family meeting to talk about expectations and needs, she said. The meeting can start something like this, she said: Weve had some big changes this year. This is how Im feeling about it. What do you guys expect from me? What do you expect from the season? How can we pull this off? Can we pull this off? We really encourage our families to talk Bakas Equestrian Center may be on the moveBakas Equestrian Center, which offers riding therapy for disabled children and adults, may be on the move sometime next year.A proposal submitted to Hillsborough County last month would relocate the existing facility in western Hillsborough with two similar facilities on other county-owned lands.The 23-acre equestrian center property, at 11510 Whisper Lake Trail in Tampa, would move two miles from its current location to a 17-acre site at Northwest Equestrian Park in Odessa. Located on South Mobley Road, the park spans 600 acres and has six miles of horse trails. A second 10-acre to 12-acre riding therapy center would be built at Sydney Dover Trails in Dover, where about 250 acres are good for riding, and could serve residents in the eastern and central part of the county. Those plans came about after beer distributor and philanthropist Tom Pepin submitted an unsolicited proposal in November 2016 to buy land and build a new facility for Bakas 31 miles away in Seffner, in exchange for the county giving him the tract of land that abuts his own 67-acre property. Many users of the site expressed disapproval of the plan at the time the main complaint being the additional travel to Seffner. Pepins revised proposal now includes two separate bids to fund, design and construct two turnkey therapeutic equestrian facilities at no cost to the county. The offer was submitted last month, via a request for proposal (RFP) process. The first bid is valued at $1.45 million the price Pepin originally was willing to spend on the project. It calls for building the two facilities to match the same specs like for like as the Bakas site, plus a $200,000 endowment for capital costs and other operating expenses. The second bid is valued at $1.97 million. It would include various site upgrades and amenities at both sites as desired by the county and Bakas Horses for Handicapped board members. Among them are standing seam metal barn roofs; riding arenas that measure 100-by-200 feet; and concrete driveways spanning 16,000 square feet. Pepin has said the purchased Bakas tract would be for personal use. He might build two or three residences, but has no intention to use the land to create a subdivision or turn it into commercial property. The Hillsborough County Commission is scheduled to consider the proposal on Jan. 11. If approved, the projects timeframe for completion is slated for the end of 2018. That proposal drew mixed reviews from Bakas users and other residents during a Nov. 28 town hall meeting at All Peoples Life Center, where public comment was encouraged. More than 50 residents attended the meeting, which was moderated by Forest Turbiville, the countys director of the Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department. Pepin and his attorney, Vin Marchetti, were also on hand to address concerns and answer questions. Parent Annette Thompson, who has a 22year-old handicapped son, directly criticized Pepin for wanting to purchase the Bakas facility for his own use. I am very upsetbecause youre making so many people unhappy, all because of money and greed, and I dont like it, Thompson said. Its not right to make people unhappy, because you have money. Bakas parent and volunteer Tamara Holidays can be sorrowful for some COURTESY OF BAKAS EQUESTRIAN CENTER Holiday Grief Support WorkshopsWHERE: Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, ZephyrhillsWHEN: Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.Or: Gulfside Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.DETAILS: Both of these sessions will be free, and those attending will talk about techniques to help them cope with their grief during the holidays. Both sessions are expected to last about 90 minutes and will cover the same content.INFO: Call Kelly Cavagnetto at (727) 845-5707.

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A look at history through vintage clothingIt may not seem apparent, at first, but understanding vintage clothing styles can offer insights into an earlier time. JoAnn (Jo) Hopper and Lana McLaurin share a passion for vintage clothing, and have devoted decades to collecting, studying, displaying and teaching about historical clothing. The pair of dear friends met in 1979, and the Pasco County duo have dressed the mannequins and crafted the vintage clothing displays that contribute to the ongoing displays at the Henry B. Plant Museum, including the museums annual Victorian Christmas Stroll, now in its 36th year. The two women share a belief that when one dons Victorian attire, there is a sense of living history that evokes appreciation of the time, and the personality of the owner and surroundingswhich causes one to straighten her posture, square-up shoulders, and stroll out gracefully with a countenance of demure confidence. They agree with William Shakespeares assessment that apparel oft proclaims the man and Mark Twains observation that clothes make the man. Jo and Lana spent a recent afternoon positioning their elegant vintage garments and accessories in a museum display. As they worked, it became evident that apparel indeed reveals clues about the people who wore them, and the culture of their time. From fabric, cut and adornment, the two women garner information about the original owners status, work, age, and even beliefs, etiquette and self-assurance. They concentrate on antique clothing from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods through World War I. Lana explained that although British Queen Victoria lived from 1837 to 1901, she and Jo are most interested in the later years of the queens life. The Edwardian period covers the reign of King Edward VII, from 1901 to 1910. In Victorian times, rules governed dress and the slightest nuances spoke volumes about social standing. For women, reception gowns, not intended for street wear, but grand enough for greeting guest in ones own home, differed slightly from the visiting dress which would be worn, never without hat and gloves, when making calls on ladies at home during socially prescribed hours. In addition, wardrobes included dinner dresses, evening gowns, operetta toilettes and, the grandest of all, ball gowns. Jos foray into the field of antique clothing, which she now describes as a fun obsession, began with an interest in the Civil War and antebellum times.CLOTHING STYLES REVEAL HISTORYThe hoop skirt for instance, Jo said, was in vogue in the 1860s, but as the country moved toward the 20th century, skirt styling transformed from the lavish hoops to the bustle and eventually to a silhouette. The style changes reflect changing economic times, she said. Less fabric was needed for the fitted style and, thus it was more affordable in the late 1800s. Jos first vintage collector piece was a brown taffeta servants dress one of the pieces included in the current Victorian Stroll display. Lanas zeal for collecting vintage clothing began with her interest in antiques. She purchased a passementrie-bedecked cape from an antique dealer in Winter Park, and one piece led to another. A seamstress herself, she said part of the fascination stems from the way the garments are constructed. She finds many of the pieces as interesting on the interior as they are on the exterior. European Royalty, particularly British monarchs, were highly influential in the world of fashion during the 1800s, both in Europe and in the United States. The Victorian age, which refers to the reign of Queen Victoria, was swayed by the queens personal style, behavior and modesty. Queen Victoria wore black for 40 years after her husbands death, and subsequently her subjects and admirers frequently wore black, as well. However, Lana noted that black also was used as we use it today, and that our little black dress had its equivalent in Victorian times. Queen Victoria set norms, even in the United States. The most widely circulated magazine in the United States after the Civil War, Godeys Magazine, included regular articles about Queen Victoria, and incorporated fashion illustrations and a monthly pattern.AN EFFECT LIKE PRINCESS DIANA Victorias daughter-in-law, Princess Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, also influenced fashion. She created a whirlwind quite similar to that of Princess Diana. Princess Alexandra was a beautiful, tall, 18-year-old when she was married at Windsor Castle in 1863. She had a long neck that was said to bare an unsightly scar from a childhood surgery. Alexandra wore high lace collars and multiple layers of pearls in a collier de chein collar necklace. The masses revered and copied Alexandras elegant style. It was also an era of modesty, Jo said. Gloves of net or leather were worn in public by women and men. Flesh on flesh was frowned upon, Lana said. Gloves also protected the precious fabrics from perspiration stains from dancing. Fabrics often were wools, brocades, damasks, silks, rayon and velvets. Diaphanous, sheer, overlay fabrics were abundant. All manner of maids and butlers possessed keen knowledge of the care of the fabrics which involved brushing and cleaning combinations. Heavier cotton fabrics were used for the servant and worker clothing. Meanwhile, affluent people wore soft white cottons during warmer seasons. Jo and Lana also have observed that a piece of clothing was often altered or changed several times to reflect changing styles. Utilitarian components such as the balayeuse, a removable ruffle on the underside of a trained skirt or petticoat to protect the fabric, could be replaced if the hem was soiled from brushing the floor. Some dresses were intended to flatter, with ingenuous, embedded corset-boning and corsets that accentuated figures. Garments also were handmade or made-toorder for the client. Heather Brown, curator of education at the Plant Museum, described the Victorian Christmas Stroll and the unique theme for each room of the museum. In one collection, Jo and Lana depicted the illusion of Thomas Edison with his wife and two children as holiday carolers. (Edison and family lodged at the hotel in 1900.) The tailors form (Edison image) depicts a long, sleek, black coat of weighted silk in perfect condition. At his side is a petite female partner in a vibrant red, light wool military style jacket over a slim black silk skirt. Lana pointed out the golf-themed gold buttons on the jacket that reveal the Mrs. Edison character had just returned from a round of golf. The second display depicts a nanny and two children on a breathtaking staircase that hints at the magnificent architecture of the hotel. Jo explained they had previously created a wedding scene in 2015 and a christening display in the same area in 2016a sequential progression of the familys development. The nanny is clothed in the brown, taffeta dress, her going out dress. A governess or nanny would have worn two uniforms during the day in the Victorian era. Throughout the remainder of the museum, the exquisite vintage clothing displays of the duo enhance the stunning museum. For readers who would like to learn more about Victorian attire and behavior, Jo and Lana suggest the book, Womens Clothing in the Nineteenth Century by C. Willett Cunnington. MADONNA WISE Call Now 813-948-6355OR SCHEDULE ONLINE PATRIOT UVUltra-Violet LightUV light kills germs, mold and allergens in the air. It also saves energy and reduces maintenance costs by keeping your central air system clean. 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See dealer for details. w/ Purchase of New A/C*MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF SERVICE LAKER081117 WE WANT YOU TO BE COOL THIS SUMMER! 3A SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Laker/Lutz News is a free newspaper distributed to 44,800 homes and businesses in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Mail subscriptions are sold to cover postage cost: $40/3 months, $80/6 months, $160/12 months. DELIVERY PROBLEMS:If you do not receive your paper, or want to stop home delivery, email ken@floridacirc.com. Or, to stop delivery, go to www.lakerlutznews.com, select About tab and complete Opt Out form. ADDITIONAL COPIES: A listing of boxes and business locations is on our home page at www.lakerlutznews.com. EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS: Suggestions for stories and news coverage are welcome. Please send ideas to news@lakerlutznews.com, or call our newsroom at 813-909-2800. ADVERTISING ERRORS: Publisher is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the space cost for the first insertion, or for the validity of claims made by advertisers. MEMBER: Central Pasco Chamber, Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber, Greater Zephyrhills Chamber, Greater Dade City Chamber, Florida Press Association, Free Community Papers of Florida, Southeast Advertising Publishers Association, Association of Free Community Newspapers, Independent Free Newspapers of America.Advertising and editorial content by Manatee Media Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without prior written permission from the publisher. 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Kennedy Blvd., TampaWHEN:Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.COST:$15 for adults; $13 for seniors; and $9 for youths, ages 4 to 18.DETAILS:The Henry B. Plant Museum, which is part of the former Tampa Bay Hotel, is dressed up in holiday style. The University of Tampa occupies the rest of the structure, which was built in 1891 by railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant. The building is a National Historic Landmark. COURTESY OF LANA MCLAURIN

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LIMITED TIME ONLYpublix.com/order 4A www.LakerLutzNews.com December 6, 2017 Your Community Calendar  Submit 2 weeks in advance to: news@lakerlutznews.com  All listings free of charge Whats Happening What  s Happening DEMOCRATIC CLUBThe Land O’ Lakes Democratic Club will have its end-of-the-year meeting Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., at Beef O’ Brady’s, 21539 Village Lakes Shopping Center Drive in Land O’ Lakes. The topics will include the local political landscape, how the 2018 elections will affect the community, and the importance of voting.TEEN COOKIE BREAKThe Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood, will host a Teen Cookie Break Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., for grades six to 12. Teens can decorate cookies with frosting and sprinkles. For information, call (813) 273-3652.HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVALMorton Plant North Bay’s annual free Holiday Lights Festival will be Dec. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Medical Arts Building, 6633 Forest Ave., in New Port Richey. There will be traditional holiday-themed activities, treats, entertainment and giveaways. Guests can also take a peek at the new emergency department. For information or to register, call (727) 253-4206, or visit BayCareEvents.org.LIVE RADIO PLAYDreamhouse Theatre will present “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a live radio play, Dec. 7, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz. Tickets are $23 and can be found online at DreamHouseTheatre.com. For information, call Bryan D’ Onofrio at (813) 997-7146.VETERANS CENTER OPENSCounty leaders and veterans will open the Veterans Resource Center and dedicate the new World War II Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 in Tampa, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. After the ceremony, visitors can walk through the center and memorial, as well as visit the other memorials and the free museum. The event is open to the public. For information, call (813) 7445349.BENEFIT AUCTIONThe Historical Hernando Preservation Society will present an “Auction of Wonderful Things” at Brooksville City Hall Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall Gallery. Items will include Waterford crystal tumblers, original art, cloisonn enamels, costume jewelry, Wedgwood jasperware and queensware, art glass, antique engravings, ancient documents and more, with auction estimates from $5. All proceeds will go to the society’s Historic Marker Program for Hernando County. Refreshments will be served. For information, email hernandopreservation@gmail.com.LEARN TO KNITThe Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood, will host “Knitting @ Keel” Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 at 4 p.m., for adults. Guests can learn how to knit, share patterns and ideas, and make a small project. Beginners can attend. The class is limited to 20 participants, who must register no earlier than 3:30 p.m., on each day. For information, call (813) 273-3652.WALK THROUGH BETHLEHEMRichland Baptist Church, 40443 Stewart Road in Zephyrhills, will present “Walk Through Bethlehem” Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information, call (352) 567-2990, or visit RichlandBC.org.HOLIDAY CONCERTPatel Conservatory will host a Holiday Music Concert Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, in Ferguson Hall. Patel’s music ensembles that will perform include its seven vocal arts choral ensembles, Suzuki and string chamber ensembles, and the jazz ensemble. There also will be an audience sing-along. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (813) 229-7827, in person at the Straz ticket office, or online at StrazCenter.org (handling fees will apply).ARTS & CRAFTS BAZAARAmerican House, 38130 Pretty Pond Road in Zephyrhills, will host a Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be more than 20 vendors with handcrafted items, including jewelry, clothing, pottery and other items. For information, call (813) 400-2263.LIBRARY BOOK SALEThe Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will have a book bazaar Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call (352) 567-3576.GRINCH CHRISTMASThe West Pasco Business Association will host its seventh annual “How the Grinch Saved Christmas” Dec. 8 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., in New Port Richey. The event will help support local families in need this holiday season. There will be live music by Shadofax, dancing, food, a cash bar, a lotto tree, live auctions, raffles, a 50/50 drawing and more. There also will be a contest for the ugliest holiday sweater, best holiday socks, and a Grinch/Whoville lookalike. Tickets are $45. For information, visit WPBA.biz.CLASSIC CAR SHOWThe Northpointe Village Classic Car Show will be Dec. 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, at Northpointe Village, 16506 Pointe Village Drive in Lutz. There will be classic cars, muscle cars, antiques, street rods, hot rods and customs. There also will be oldies music, door prizes, retail giveaways, a 50/50 drawing and more. For information, contact Rita Pearson at (813) 340-2660 or rpearson@thehogangroup.com.PHOTOS WITH SANTARichloam General Store, 38219 Richloam Clay Sink Road in Webster, will offer vintagestyle photos with Santa Dec. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer in a historic setting. Santa will be in vintage attire. One free photo per child (additional photos will be available for purchase). For information, call (800) 9158027, or email info@richloamstore.com.MISTLETOE MARKETThe GFWC Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave., in Dade City, will host a Mistletoe Market Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be handmade arts and crafts, wine, wreaths, candles, jewelry and more. All proceeds will benefit the club and the Shoes for Children Program. Admission is free.RAIN HARVESTING WORKSHOPThe UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office will present a rain harvesting workshop Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park (formerly the Land O’ Lakes Community Center), 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Topics will include indoor and outdoor water conservation. Participants can make a rain barrel. The cost is $25 (no refunds). Preregistration is required at tinyurl.com/yaq8qjth.WINTER WONDER RIDEThe seventh annual Winter Wonder Ride, sponsored by onbikes, will be Dec. 9, through scenic downtown Tampa, along Bayshore Boulevard and returning to Curtis Hixon Park for a post-ride celebration. This year, the bike ride theme is “Ho Ho Ho,” and Santa will be featured. Participants are encouraged to wear variations of the theme. The bike ride starts at Curtis Hixon Park, which opens at 2 p.m. Riders should checkin by 4 p.m., for departure at 4:30 p.m. The park closes at 10:30 p.m., when the event ends. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. Proceeds will go toward purchasing bicycles for at-risk and foster kids throughout the Tampa Bay area. For information and tickets, visit onbikes.org/tickets/.POTTERY TOURThe 10th annual Tampa Tour De Clay will be Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley St., in San Antonio. This is a free self-guided tour featuring 32 clay artists. There also will be handmade gifts for purchase, pottery demonstrations, kiln openings and more. For a schedule, images, and a map to all the participating studios, visit TampaTourDeClay.com. For information, contact Jack Boyle at (352) 588-4228 or potteryboss@gmail.com.FARMERS MARKETThe San Antonio Farmers Market will celebrate the holidays Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City Park, 12202 Main St., in San Antonio. There will be drawings for holiday gift baskets, free kids’ Christmas crafts, vendors, Christmas music and more. For information, call Winnie Burke at (352) 4375161.ROCK SWAPCPRocks will host a Rock Swap Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Participants can bring rocks to swap, get ideas for new rocks and rock projects, and bring paintpens (easier to control than loose paint) and copy designs. AMERICAN LEGION PARTYThe Lutz-Land O’ Lakes American Legion Post 108 will host its annual Christmas party Dec. 9 from noon to 3 p.m., at the Lake Padgett East Community Center, 4533 Savanah Way in Land O’ Lakes. Members and significant others can attend. For information and to RSVP, contact Lyle Watson at (813) 996-5917 or atanchor1@gmail.com. The next regular post meeting will be Jan. 13 at Harvester United Methodist Church.COUNTRY CHRISTMASThe Pioneer Florida Museum & Village will host a Country Christmas Open House Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City. There will be barrel train rides, vendors, face painting, cookies and punch, traditional crafters, and Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free with a new, unwrapped toy or $5 donation to a local Dade City charity. No pets, coolers, food or beverages will be allowed. For information, visit PioneerFloridaMuseum.org.CHRISTMAS COMEDYCypress Creek Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz, will present “A Very Merry Traditional Christmas” Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. This is a Christmas musical comedy. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 909-4080, or visit CypressCreekChurch.org.GRACE LUTHERAN CONCERTGrace Lutheran Church at Carrollwood, 3714 W. Linebaugh Ave., will present “The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., presented by the Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra. The concert will feature Scripture foretelling Christ’s birth, and music by G.F. Handel, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and others. There will be a reception after the concert. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the homeless in the community ministry. For information, call (813) 961-8747, or visit GraceTampa.org.KRAMPUSFESTThe Independent Bar, 6203 N. Florida Ave., in Tampa, will host KrampusFest 2017 Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate the halfgoat, half-demon, child-punishing Santa sidekick, Krampus. There will be family photos, a holiday gift bazaar, food and drinks, a kids’ tent with arts and crafts, and live music. The party will be in the Jug & Bottle Department, as well as in the front and back parking lots. A portion of the proceeds will go to Feeding Tampa Bay.HOLIDAY POPSLand O’ Lakes Heritage Park and the Classical Preparatory School will host Holiday Pops with the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet Dec. 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Heritage Park Stage, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The quintet will perform from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event also will include a food truck, Santa, a bouncy house and more. Guests can bring a blanket or chair.THE SECRET GARDENThe Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood, will present “The Secret Garden,” through colorful design, music and live actors, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The show will be presented by Creative Arts Theatre Company. For information, call (813) 273-3652.KOL AMI ANNIVERSARYCongregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with these events. Shabbat services will be Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., at which founding members will be honored, followed by a dinner. Adults are $20, children age 4 to 12 are $15, and children age 3 and younger are free. RSVP by Dec. 1. There will be a gala Dec. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with dinner, a live auction, cocktails, open bar, music, skits, vignettes and more. Babysitting will be available for $20 per child with advance registration. RSVP by Dec. 1. For information, call (813) 962-6338, or email execdirector@kolami.org.CALENDAR FOR SALEAll Gulfside Hospice thrift shops have Gulfside’s 15-month 2018 calendar, “Pasco County – Through Your Eyes,” available now, for the price of $5. The calendar features the winning photos taken exclusively in Pasco County, after more than 600 entries were judged. For shop locations, visit GHPPC.org.HOLIDAY CLASSIC MOVIESTampa Theatre is back with its Holiday Classics movie series. The theater itself will be closed for renovations through the end of December, so the movies will be shown at Curtis Hixon Park. Upcoming movies are ““Elf” Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m., and “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be available. For information, visit TampaTheatre.org.FILM & BUFFETCobb Grove 16 Theatres, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, will host an “Awaken the Forces” breakfast buffet and screening for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Dec. 15. The buffet, featuring a breakfast taco bar, pastries and more, will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the film will start at 8:30 a.m. The price of $30 includes both. To reserve your tickets, visit the Box Office or CobbTheatres.com.CANDY CANE ACRESHernando County Fairgrounds will present “Candy Cane Acres” through Dec. 16, weekends only, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at 6436 Broad St., in Brooksville. The event features light displays, Santa’s Workshop, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, children’s games and more. The cost is $10 per carload. For information, call (352) 796-4552, or visit HernandoFairgrounds.com. € Please R.S.V.P. to 813-926-1126 € All friendly and vaccinated pets are welcome on leash or in a carrier € Donations are appreciated € Enter our raffle for prizes € Fundraiser to help purchase Pet Oxygen Masks for local fire trucks 17945 State Roa d 54  Lutzwww CentralPascoVetCare co m 81 3 -926-1126 Pet Photos with SantaSun d ay Dece mb er 10th  2 pm -4 pm Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group will host the “Boxes of Hope” Food Drive Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its New Tampa office, 1830 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. The group is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries to help those in the community who are suffering. The company goal is to feed 1,000 families this year. There will be curbside service for donated items. The most needed items include a $10 grocery gift card, hot or cold cereal, canned yams, bagged or canned beans, canned cranberry sauce, gravy, peanut butter, boxed or bagged stuffing, macaroni & cheese, canned vegetables, bags of rice, canned or boxed potatoes, canned fruit, dessert mixes, and packaged cookies or pastries. For information, call (8132) 907-8200.

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She also has years of experience in the pet care industry. She previously operated The Barking Lot boarding kennel in Lutz for about six years. She has bred and trained show dogs. And, she also worked with the Israeli Schutzhund Club, training dogs for search and rescue work. She spent about 18 months researching and checking locations for Park and Bark, including Orlando. I really wanted to come back to Lutz, Vinogradov said. The outlet mall, and her former neighborhood, fell into place as the best location. The mall sits at the crossroads of State Road 56 and Interstate 75, where residential and commercial growth are spreading. Vinogradov figures local residents can take advantage of the dog-sitting service, but she thinks vacationers will, as well. Travelers with their dogs on board, can hop off I-75 for a breather, or to indulge in a shopping spree or have a meal in a sit-down restaurant. Most of the time, families would have to take turns caring for their dogs while others shopped or dined. Or, families would have to go to the drive-through window for fast food. With Park and Bark, people and pets can enjoy their visit, Vinogradov said. Pets become like children, she said. They (pet owners) want to travel with their dogs and keep them close. For information, call Vinogradov at (813) 600-7985, or email Laura@ParkTheDog.com.

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INFANT/CHILD CPRSt. Josephs Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer the American Heart Associations infant/child CPR course Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Garden Classroom A. Participants can learn how to perform CPR and choking rescue techniques. The cost is $40 per person, with a $10 fee if a completion card is required. If registering online, call the Customer Service Center at (877) 692-2922 to pay the additional fee. To register without required completion card, call (813) 443-2046.KNEE REPLACEMENTFlorida Hospital Zephyrhills will offer a seminar on partial knee replacement surgery Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., in the Cypress Conference Room. Dr. Randolph Knight, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss candidacy, how the surgery is performed and recovery time. Registration is required. Call (877) 534-3108.TEEN TALK FOR BOYSSt. Josephs Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer Teen Talk for Boys Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for ages 10 to 14, in Garden Classroom B. The discussion will address pubertys physical and emotional changes, as well as conception, sexuality and abstinence for older teens. The cost is $35. For information and to register, call (813) 443-2046.OUTDOOR YOGAYoga in the Preserve will take place Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., at Heartwood Preserve, 4100 Starkey Blvd., in Trinity. Justin Martz, from JivaPatha School of Yoga and House of Light Yoga in Spring Hill, will lead the all-level Yoga Vinyasa practice, followed by seated breath meditation.All ages can attend and should bring a yoga mat or towel, water, and insect repellant if needed. To RSVP, call (727) 376-5111.STRETCHING & MEDITATIONSun Yoga Tampa, 19026 Geraci Road in Lutz, will host a Qi Gong class with Leah Lubin on Dec. 10 from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. There will be gentle stretching, meditative movement and breath work. The cost is $15. For information and to RSVP, call (813) 955-1262.DIABETIC SUPPORTAccess Health Physicians will offer a lecture on Beginners Carbohydrate Counting: Not All Carbs Are Bad Dec. 11 at Access Health Care, 5382 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill. Topics will include what a carbohydrate is, how it affects metabolism, and why it is necessary to maintain good health and glucose control. Reservations are required. Call (352) 2002190.CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROMEFlorida Hospital Zephyrhills will offer a seminar on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Made Easy Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., in the Cypress Conference Room.Dr. Randolph Knight, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss symptoms and minimally invasive treatment options. Reservations are required. Call (877) 5343108.PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORTFlorida Cancer Affiliates will host the Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group meeting Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 3611 Little Road in Trinity. Topics will include early detection, signs and symptoms, prognosis, disease stages, incontinence, impotence, treatment options, the latest research and more. For information, call Dennis Brown at (727) 203-6713.STROKE DISCUSSIONFlorida Hospital Wesley Chapel will present Let Stroke Matter to You Dec. 12 at noon, in the fourth-floor classroom. Rebecca Murphy, stroke program coordinator, will talk about the life-threatening signs. A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. To register, call (844) 504-9378, or visit FHWesleyChapel.org/events. 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11A Celeating 10 Years of Business! Thank your for your continued support.Celeating 10 Years of Business! M OCVERS. CUL 14 149(813) 94 Z TU DRIVE L AT 3 SUN VIS 230 VERS OF WESLEY CHAPE CUL M 955 Z FL 33 L NEWBORN CAREFlorida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., will host a newborn care class Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A certified childbirth educator will present this one-night interactive class to prepare parents for a newborn. Topics will include Apgar scoring, skinto-skin contact, hospital procedures, screening tests, bathing, circumcision, diapering, swaddling, and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Light snacks will be provided. The cost is per couple. For information, registration and cost, call (813) 929-5176 or (813) 929-5180.HIPS AND KNEESFlorida Hospital Zephyrhills will present Getting Down to the Bare Bones Dec. 13 at 12:15 p.m., in the Magnolia Room. Dr. Trey Alexander, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will answer questions during this open and informal forum. Reservations are required. Call (877) 5343108.LIONS CLUB SIGHT PROGRAMThe Zephyrhills Lions Club Sight Program will accept applications at 5827 Dean Dairy Road from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program is open to all Pasco County residents in need of basic eye care. Applicants must bring required documents which can be found online at E-clubhouse.org/sites/zephyrhills/. For information, call (813) 788-1444.SILVER SNEAKERS PROGRAMSilver Sneakers Strength & Balance Classes take place every Wednesday at 9 a.m., and every Friday at 10:30 a.m., in The Groves Golf and Country Club Civic Center in Land O Lakes. The program is free for Silver Sneakers members and $5 for non-members, per session. These are low-impact classes for men and women designed to improve flexibility and balance, which can help prevent falls, broken hips and more. For information, contact Tom Marbell at (352) 409-2984. COURTESY OF CRISIS CENTER OF TAMPA BAY Joint celebration

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HOSPITAL HOSTS HANDS-ON SCIENCE PROGRAMThe Perry Initiative hosted a one-day hands-on science program at Medical Center of Trinity to help get young women interested in pursuing careers in orthopedic surgery and engineering. Forty students were selected from 16 local high schools to attend the all-day program. Students performed surgical simulations to correct scoliosis deformity, fix a broken leg, and repair a rotator cuff. Throughout the day, the participants also heard from prominent women surgeons, engineers, and business women in the field of orthopedics. The Perry Initiative is a nonprofit organization that hosts outreach programs worldwide. For information, visit PerryInitiative.org.ALUMNI CELEBRATIONAfter many years of celebrating Alumni Weekend in the spring, Saint Leo University marked a return to recognizing the school’s alumni during Homecoming in the fall. The pop-rock band Smash Mouth highlighted the Lions’ tailgate festivities; alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends took part in games and food trucks; and graduates of Saint Leo Prep and Holy Name Academy had reunions. Joe Thompson and Brooke Bonsted, members of the 2017 Saint Leo University Homecoming Court, were crowned king and queen. Activities also included a marriage proposal from Stephen Pinol to Kim Estrada, both in the Class of 2016. FREE ROCK SCHOOL JAM SESSIONThe Patel Conservatory will host a free Rock School Jam Session and Open House Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, for fifth grade through adult. Rock School classes will start Jan. 20. Jam session participants will jam together and get tips on musicianship from Rock School creator and instructor Lee Ahlin. Instruments provided at the jam session will include keyboards, bass guitars and drum sets. Those playing other instruments, such as guitars, are asked to bring their own. Those attending a jam session and register for Rock School before Jan. 1 will receive a 15 percent enrollment discount. If students cannot attend, they can still join Rock School by auditioning Jan. 6 or Jan. 9. Registration for the jam session is available online at PatelConservatory.asapconnected.com, or by emailing musicprogram@strazcenter.org. For information about Patel Conservatory, call (813) 222-1040.SPRING REGISTRATIONCurrently enrolled and returning PascoHernando State College students should register for spring classes, which begin Jan. 8.New students should contact PHSC now, or visit Admissions.phsc.edu, for information. The application fee is $25. The last day for students to register in person at the Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill or Wesley Chapel locations for spring classes is Dec. 15 before 4:30 p.m. Current students can continue to register for spring term online during the winter break, which is Dec. 16 through Jan. 1 for all campuses. For more information, visit PHSC.edu.HOME-SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTSThe 2nd Stage Studio Theater, 1875 Nursery Road in Clearwater, will offer Home-school Performing Arts Classes on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting Jan. 18. The classes offered include band, chorus, musical theater, dance, and acting/improvisation. The home-school classes will be taught by industry professionals. For information and questions, call (727) 641-1391, email 2ndstage77@gmail.com, or visit 2ndstage77.com.TOP FLORIDA SCHOOLSWalletHub analysts have compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the United States, based on 26 key measures grouped into seven categories such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduate rate to post-attendance median salary. The top 10 colleges and universities in Florida, ranked 1 to 10, are: University of Florida, University of Miami, Ave Maria University, University of South Florida, Florida State University, Florida Southern College, University of Central Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, Nova Southeastern University and Florida International University. Proudly WelcomingMalieri Colon-Rivera, MD, FACOG Obstetrics and Gynecology of Trinity is pleased to welcome Dr. Colon-Rivera to our team of physicians. Our skilled and friendly team provides high quality, comprehensive and personalized medical care for women in all stages of life. Services include routine gynecological and pregnancy care, family planning and surgical procedures. Our physicians are especially skilled in the areas of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including those utilizing the daVinci robot. We are located on the campus of Medical Center of Trinity, just 15 minutes west of the Suncoast Expressway on State Road 54. 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Its important with a state this big and statute books so voluminous its impossible to know every issue, Burgess said. He also said peoples presence and participation are important. Its a truly collaborative thing, he said, noting, lawmakers will have more information because people from our areas decided to take the time to come here. Along those lines, Debra Golinski asked lawmakers to provide funding for screening programs at Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation Inc. She said about $750,000 is needed for a program to help hearing-impaired children, ages 3 to 6 years, begin to listen and talk. Golinksi also asked legislators to support a bill to provide hearing aids for children.Timothy Beard, president of PascoHernando State College, said the college is expanding rapidly and needs about $3.7 million in additional funding for operations.He said school enrollment has increased from about 1,800 three years ago to about 4,000 students now. The growth there has really been phenomenal. We really, really need the dollars, Beard said. Other agencies and nonprofits seeking state funds included the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc., the Reach program with Pascos PACE Center for Girls, and the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, or ASAP. Hot button political issues also came up. James Brown, of the nonprofit Farmworkers Self Help, sought support for DACA kids, the children who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The federal program could be ended soon, leaving these children subject to deportation. They and their families harvested crops for years, Brown said. They did nothing more than work hard. We need to give these longtime families a place in the county. Were not asking for budgetary concerns. Were just asking for your compassion, Brown said. Several people also spoke on fracking, asking legislators to ban the practice in Florida. Fracking is a process for pumping chemically treated high pressure water into a drilled pipeline to break through rock formations to tap into oil or natural gas reserves. Our message is simple, said Brooke Errett, of Food & Water Watch. Fracking doesnt make sense. Legislators also got updates on initiatives under review at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. His aide, Summer Robertson, told them that Bilirakis is seeking a balanced approach toward addressing the opioid crisis. He wants an approach that helps people with opioid addiction but still gives people with legitimate pain access to medications, Robertson said. it out amongst themselves, because everyone has different expectations and different needs, the counselor said. Maybe if theres a young child in the home, they expect a tree to go up. But, maybe thats not something were going to do. So, if they can come up to some type of a compromise where they have a small tree in their room, where somehow everyones needs are fulfilled, she said. Consider creating new traditions, Cavagnetto said. Sometime we cant do the same old thing, theres too much emotion attached to it. So, if your family always cooked at home, and your spouse was a big part of cooking that meal, or your parent was a big part of cooking that meal, its OK to think about going out this year, she said. Another strategy involves finding a way to memorialize your loved one.Maybe there was a special decoration that mom always had to have out on the tree, or displayed somewhere special, she said.Or, maybe you want to make a new ornament, or set a place at the table for your loved one, or find another way to honor the loved ones memory, she said. Some people light a candle in the loved ones favorite scent. You can even do that year-round, when youre having a rough day, thinking of them, she said. Its also important to realize that emotional triggers often occur unexpectedly, the counselor added. For instance, lately shes been hearing a lot about people being upset about memories popping up on Facebook. Those pictures are coming back up for people, and they might not expect them to be there, she said. People who are grieving often dont Blackhurst simply called Pepins proposal a land deal. Its kind of a gift, but its not a gift, Blackhurst said. Hes not giving it to us. Hes getting a very valuable, beautiful property. Kim Hajaistron, whos served as recording secretary for Bakas Horses for Handicapped since 2004, also was hesitant to fully support the project unless certain features were guaranteed. She championed the need for a competition-sized arena Northwest location to accommodate multiple riding therapy classes, and an 80-by-200 ring at Sydney Dover. The current ring at Bakas measures 60-by120 feet. Were strangled by the size of that arena. Its like having a baseball field with room enough for only two bases, said Hajaistron, whose son is a Bakas rider. The parent also said the new facilities should be equipped with shower space and possibly more office space. If we can get the facility large enough where we can accommodate everyone, then we can have a waiting list, and we can also start (serving) veterans and people out of our normal scope, she said. Some residents, meanwhile, were opposed to developing a second equestrian center at Sydney Dover Trail, suggesting it would limit public use of the park for running, hiking and so on. A few even argued the Dover site isnt a healthy environment for horses and people with special needs, due to its history as a reclaimed phosphate mine. Turbiville responded to those concerns. I personally dont see this as something that would intrude on any of those activities, and the footprint is quite small, Turbiville said. He also said the site will undergo geotechnical testing to ensure the sites safety. Theres nothing there to say that theres any contamination, he said. Other speakers, however, fully supported Pepins proposal. Mindy Murphy, who has a 19-year-old autistic son, called it a good idea for the county and families with children who have special needs. The access is going to be easier for families. Its going to be more visible from a fundraising standpoint to raise more money to provide more services, she said. To have two locations is a gift to this county, she added. Crisha Scolaro, the founder of Pepin Academies, also spoke in favor of the proposal. Pepin Academies named after the Pepin family runs charter schools for students with learning disabilities in Tampa, Riverview and New Port Richey. Scolaro herself has children with learning disabilities. There are two locations, to be able to serve I dont know how many more children than thats being served now, she said. Scolaro, too, made it a point to praise Pepins philanthropic efforts, particularly for those with special needs. If it wasnt for the Pepin family, Pepin Academies would not be here, she said. It helps well over a 1,000 children. This man is giving us a gift. Ive known this family for 20 years now, and they tremendously care about children with disabilities. The proposal also has the general endorsement of the Horses for Handicapped program, which noted on its website that this would allow us to expand our program to both sides of the county. Therapy riding programs like Bakas are credited with helping people with disabilities develop balance and coordination, and gain confidence. During the meeting, Pepin said equestrian therapy may quadruple under the proposal. He also said hes willing to work with the community on certain amenities, such as larger riding arenas at both locations, in lieu of less necessary features. My mission is the same as Bakas its to help handicapped children, he said. know if they can handle attending a holiday gathering, Cavagnetto said. I tell my clients: Always have an escape plan. If you typically carpooled to a holiday party, maybe this year you want to drive by yourself. You always want to able to exit, when youre ready to exit, she said. She also tells them to be aware of their emotional levels. Its OK if youre only there for 15 minutes, and you get your hellos and your happy holidays in, and make a break for it, she said. Its also important for those who are grieving to identify where they can turn for support, whether its a counselor, or family member or friend. For those wanting to show support to someone who is suffering a loss, its a good idea to check with them to be sure theyre OK. See if they have any holiday plans. If they say they dont want to do anything this year, just let them know what youre doing, and let them know that theyre invited. They might change their mind, day of. Or, they might get to that point where theyre really lonely, and they might need somebody to reach out, so its important to know whos there, Cavagnetto said. People can feel really alone. If it has been a few months, they feel that other people have settled back into their routine and dont even talk about their loved one anymore, their spouse or their parent, or their child, whoever it was, she said. Sometimes, theyll want to talk about their loved one, other times they wont, she said. The important thing is to be willing to listen, to talk and to share memories, if theyd like to. When it comes to grieving a loved one, Cavagnetto said, there is no cookie-cutter answer. Mike Wells Jr., took the helm as chairman of the Pasco County Commission in a vote taken Nov. 28 in New Port Richey. The District 4 county commissioner replaces Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore who served as chairman during the past year. The position typically rotates year-to-year among the commissioners. Duties include leading county commission meetings and being the public face of the board as a whole. Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley, who is in his first term on the board, got the nod from fellow commissioners to be vice chairman. Wells was elected to the board in 2014 after defeating incumbent Pasco County Commissioner Henry Wilson. Wells, who is Republican, has filed for reelection in November 2018. Democrat Brandi Geoit also has filed to run in that race. Wells father is Mike Wells Sr., who served on the county board in the 1980s and later as the countys property appraiser. Wells worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for many years before becoming a Realtor. Oakley won the District 1 election in 2016 and replaced former Commissioner Ted Schrader who decided not to seek reelection and, instead, made an unsuccessful run for county property appraiser. Previously, Oakley served on the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts board as treasurer, vice chairman and chairman.Pasco County Commission selects new chairman

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14A Cosette Anderson moved clear across the country from Seattle when she was in seventh grade to attend Saddlebrook Preparatory School with the hope of developing her golf game.Tennis player Noah Schachter also ventured to the school from the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile other athletes, including Aline Krauter and Sifan He, moved even greater distances to attend the renowned prep school. They crossed international waters, with Krauter coming from Germany, and He making the trek from China. Students arriving on the Wesley Chapel campus have specific goals in mind. They are aiming to earn a Division I college athletic scholarship and to compete in professional sports. Anderson, Schachter, Krauter and He have achieved part one. Each of them signed National Letters of Intent during a signing day ceremony on Nov. 9. Schachter signed with Texas A&M University; Anderson signed with Elon University in North Carolina. Krauter and He, meanwhile, intend to spend the next four years golfing in California, for Stanford and Pepperdine universities, respectively. The fall signing period wrapped up last month, whereby several student-athletes from The Laker/Lutz News coverage area went from prospective recruits to college signees. The designated period allowed athletes who have made verbal commitments to a university to officially accept a scholarship by signing with their chosen school. It holds particular meaning for sports academies, including Saddlebrook, where many students have professional sports aspirations, and work tirelessly everyday to reach that goal. Saddlebrook Prep has 85 students, and caters to grades 3 through 12; all but three students actively compete in tennis or golf. Tuition for the prep school and golf academy costs nearly $49,475 annually for non-boarding students and $64, 875 for boarders. Its tennis academy combined with prep schooling is slightly less expensive, at $42,060 a year for non-boarders and $60,665 for boarders. School leaders say Saddlebrooks worldclass training facilities and strong academic focus set it apart from other tennis or golf boarding schools. Student-golfers are coached on the resorts two Arnold Palmer-designed courses, while tennis players train daily with their coaches on 45 tennis courts. Both sports programs allow students to participate in local, regional and national tournaments, traveling as part of the Saddlebrook Prep team, or individually, depending on the tournament and player. More than 50 percent of its student-athletes wind up signing a college scholarship or some type of grant-in-aid agreement, headmaster Chris Wester said. MAKING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONSSaddlebrook Preps record of success annually attracts dozens of boarding students from more than 20 countries, including such places as Sweden, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Australia and Brazil, among others. About half of Saddlebrooks enrollment consists of international students. Many discover Saddlebrook Prep by competing in international tournaments and by word of mouth. That was the case for Chinas Sifan He, who enrolled in September. The Chinese student said a friend recommended the school to her, and she believes the boarding school experience has proven worthwhile socially, academically and athletically. Her college of choicePepperdine consistently fields one of the nations top 10 Division I womens golf programs, and is widely regarded as one of the nations premier private institutions. She gave Saddlebrook high marks. The program here is very good. All the people here are very friendly, and theyre willing to help you. I like all the staff here theyre really, really nice. And, the facilities here are very good. Aline Krauter arrived at Saddlebrook during her sophomore year, from Germany. Krauter, an elite golfer in her own right, won the 2016 German International Amateur Championship. More recently, she finished seventh this year at the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur and 22nd at the Annika Invitational in Sweden. She also placed in the final 64 at the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, and competed in the European Girls Team Championship in Finland. Krauter said the move from Germany to Wesley Chapel wasnt a huge transition, having attended an international school in her native country. I was used to having an international environment, so it wasnt too much of a difference, she said. Something she couldnt do in Germany, however, was golf everyday. As soon as she finishes school at 12:05 p.m., she can head straight out to the golf course, she said. Saddlebrooks daily schedule is modeled after the NCAA format for athlete participation; twenty hours is the maximum number of organized practice hours at the NCAA level. High school students have classes from 7:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. They then practice from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. which includes fitness time. The boarding program, meanwhile, requires additional responsibilities of its students, such as washing clothes, cleaning dishes and making beds helping to create a collegial atmosphere on campus. Our kids master time management, whereas kids that maybe went to a public school and went to golf every other day...they may not have the same time management skills that our kids would have, because theyve been living it for a period of time, Wester said. Some sports academies are criticized for not emphasizing academics enough. Wester argues thats not the case for Saddlebrook Prep, which is fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). Seventy percent of the schools faculty members hold masters degrees.Said Wester, If you look at where our student-athletes matriculate to, and the pathways that weve created with universities, our academics are deemed to be rigorous enough for Stanford, Texas A&M, Virginia, Florida from last year, Vanderbilt, Duke. They all know because we have sent students there previously what theyre going to get.In addition to the four athletes that signed last month, Wester anticipates more than 11 more seniors out of its 22-member senior class to sign some sort of scholarship in the spring signing period in March. Besides strong academics, advanced sports instruction helps make the reality of a college scholarship possible. All of Saddlebrooks tennis and golf instructors played at the collegiate level; a majority played their sport professionally, too. Mark Hirschey is the director of instruction for Saddlebrook Golf Academy. He said coaches and athletic trainers assist students on technique, decision-making and in-game strategy. Hefty focus is also given to strength and flexibility training, and mental fitnessencompassing visualization, proper breathing during to preand post-shot routines, and positive self-talk. Being around other motivated, likeminded athletes, too, provides an invaluable experience. It creates a competition that helps them improve and, at the same time, learn to handle the pressure. They not only learn from the coaches, but also by the example the better players set, Hirschey wrote in an e-mail to The Laker/Lutz News. Saddlebrook also accommodates a tournament travel schedule during the school year where athletes can compete throughout Florida and the U.S., and even the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. Athletes can compete, as long as they make up their classwork when they return. We have designated time for them to come back and get one-on-one instruction with their teachers, so that they stay academically sound, Wester explained. Schachter, who is rated as the No. 23 player in the 2018 class by tennisrecruiting.net, considers that option the best part about Saddlebrook. Academically, its helped me a lot, he said, because I can travel to tournaments where I would normally not be able to at a regular school, and theyre really flexible here, and Im allowed to make up my work easily. Its made for athletes and thats been like a huge help, because I dont feel stressed whenever I want to travel to tournaments.Schachter earned a career-best ITF (International Tennis Federation) ranking of No. 185 in February, after earning ITF points from wins at several sanctioned tournaments.The biggest thing thats helped me develop as a player is just having a good schedule and being able to have private instruction with the coaches, and also being able to hit with like really good players, Schachter said. The daily grind can be demanding. In the long run, Anderson said, that will serve her well. I feel like the structure and everything is definitely a component where your life is set up in a way where youre taught to practice no matter how you feel, so its good and bad, but I mean in the end, after high school, after its all done and youve graduated, all those days that you put into practice, youve grown as a person and feel like a stronger athlete, she said. Besides golf, Anderson serves as Saddlebrook Preps council president for the Class of 2018. She appreciates the small, tight-knit environment the program creates. Everyone gets really close, so you have a sense that youre a family in the community, Anderson said. And, thats helped me a lot as a person because Ive been able to build really, really close relationships with people from all over the world, and I can go to a lot of different places and know people from there, and have a connection. 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Coed games are played Monday evenings, while mens games are offered Tuesday through Thursday evenings. For information, call (813) 929-1229.ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE SIGN-UPRegistration is ongoing for Idlewild Baptist Churchs Adult Coed Kickball league. The league, open to all adults in the community, runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 27. Games are played on Tuesday nights. Cost is $30 per player. To register, visit Idlewild.org/adult-coed-kickball-2018/. For information, contact Amanda Carrow at (813) 264-8759 or acarrow@idlewild.org.REINDEER RUN SET FOR DEC. 9The 11th annual Lake Jovita Reindeer Run 5K is set for Dec. 9 at 7 a.m., at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., in Dade City. Race cost is $40. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Participants can register online at Active.com or in person at the Lake Jovita Fitness Center. For information, contact Kelly Sinn at (352) 521-3358 or ksinn@sunrisepasco.org.ROLLER DERBY RECRUITMENTRevolution Roller Derby is hosting a preseason recruitment open house Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m., at SpinNations, 8345 Congress St., in Port Richey. The open house will feature an information session about the sport of roller derby, and what it takes to become a skater. Entry is free. For more information visit RevolutionRollerDerby.com.

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SMARTSTART WORKSHOPThe Pasco Economic Development Council will host a 10-week SMARTstart CO.STARTERS workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs beginning Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the SMARTstart Entrepreneur Center, 37837 Meridian Ave., in Dade city. The sessions will be on Thursday evenings, including a celebratory meeting in the 10th week. The program will provide seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action, and passions into sustainable and thriving endeavors. The cost is $295 for 10 weeks of instruction and materials. Participants must register online no later than 5 p.m., Jan. 8. To register, visit SmartstartPasco.com.ZEPHYRHILLS BREAKFASTThe Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly breakfast Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. The sponsor is the San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union. 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All five tax collector’s office locations will be drop-off sites for the Toys for Tots program, the annual toy drive run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Toys will be collected up to Dec. 16. The Gulf Harbors, Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel offices will be part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Collection jars will be on display in each of the five tax collector offices to accept donations for The Volunteer Way/Farm Share, which will help purchase fresh food for families in need this holiday season, and into 2018. “Please join the staff of the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office as we celebrate the holidays by reaching out to those most in need,” stated Tax Collector Mike Fasano, in a news release. “Your gift of any amount will go a long way towards helping our community have a joyous holiday season,” Fasano said. For details about each program, information regarding hours and locations, or general services, call Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector, at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com.Holiday season provides opportunities to give back COURTESY OF SALVATIONARMYALM.ORGThe hol i day s prov i de m any opportun i t i e s to help tho s e le ss fortunate, i nclud i ng through the S alvat i on Ar m y Red Kettle Dr i ve.

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