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Lutz NEWS FREE Lutz NEWS SERVING LUTZ/ODESSA NOVEMBER 27, 2013 Call AttorneyJIM HOLLIDAY813-868-1887 AUTO ACCIDENT?SLIP & FALL? No Fees Or Costs Unless You WinHelping Injured People HOLLID A Y BOMHOFF KARA TINOS P.L. Attorneys at Law I Will Aggressively Fight To Protect Your Legal RightsŽ18920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 101 Lutz, FL (Corner of Sunlake & Dale Mabry) 11.30.13The LAKER/ Lutz NEWS…supporting local businesses for more than 50 years. SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BUSINESS SATURDAY www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday OF NEW HOMES Learn more at Connerton.com Enter Today! Tour Connerton’s four premier home builder models and Club Connerton to enter for $1000 CASH! The more models you tour, the better opportunity to win!* US Hwy 41, Land O Lakes 6 miles north of SR 54 By Michael Hinman m h i n m an@cnewspu b s.co m As a soldier returning from an unpopular war, Rudy Salas already faced rejection from the very people he had sworn to protect as a U.S. Marine. And while those soldiers did not deserve the way they were treated coming back from Vietnam, Salas knew his life would be even more difficult because he lost his left leg, and society already wasn’t very welcoming to anyone who was different from them. “The only reference I ever had to limb loss was when you would see street people on the corner with tin cups selling pencils,” Salas said. “I could never imagine myself doing that.” Salas, who now lives in Wesley Chapel, was forced to experience life as an amputee head-on following an explosion months into his first and only tour in Vietnam. It was Jan. 26, 1967, and Salas had just jumped off a helicopter with his squad leader to secure an area. Although fighting could be heard in the distance, Salas wasn’t expecting any problems. Until he stepped on a land mine. “My leg was immediately gone,” Salas Rudy Salas, the president of the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team, shows off his pin-filled hat, including an American flag pin (top left corner) he received from the U.S. Secret Service. Salas, an amputee from the Vietnam War, works to help other amputees in the area. (Photo by Michael Hinman)Veterans group brings light to amputees nationwideSee VETERANS, page16 Wiregrass Wobble is drawing young and oldSee WOBBLE, page16 By B.C. Manion bcmanion@cnewspubs.com It’s an inaugural race, but already the Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel is expected to draw as many as 1,300 runners. The race already had registered 991 runners by Nov. 21, said race director Brian Brink. He expects as many as 20 percent of the race’s participants to register on race day, which is on Thanksgiving. The 5-kilometer event, which is a walk or run event, begins at 7:30 a.m., and the onemile fun run and walk begins at 8:15 a.m. So far, runners from 30 states have signed up, said Brink, who is general manager for Fitniche at The Shops at Wiregrass. The oldest runner registered so far is 83. He thinks the youngest in the one-mile fun run and walk will be about 3. Fitniche is putting on the race, in conjunction with the New Tampa Rotary and the New Tampa YMCA. Besides giving runners a new race, the event is raising money for Feeding America Tampa Bay and the New Tampa YMCA.The inspiration for the Wiregrass Wobble came from a running group established by Brink that regularly runs on Thursday nights at The Shops, located at 28211 Paseo Drive.Last year, members from the group deBy B.C. Manion b c m an i on@cnewspu b s.co m There was a time, not many years ago, when the future appeared uncertain for Saint Anthony School in San Antonio. Attendance had dwindled to 153, and there was talk of shutting down the elementary school. “At that point, when the enrollment was really low, a group of parents rolled up their sleeves and went to work in every way they could (to) get the word out about the school,” said Will Plazewski, whose son represents the fourth generation of his family to attend Saint Anthony. “It was amazing that even though the school has been here for 129 years, how many people in East Pasco County had no idea that it existed.” Parents spread the word, and a 15-second commercial at the Cobb Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel also helped attract students, he said. Sister Alice Ottapurackal, the school’s These children help break ground for a new school building to house Saint Anthony School. The new facility will be able to acco mmodate 270 students. (Photo courtesy of Saint Anthony School) Sister Alice Ottapurackal is the principal of Saint Anthony School. She is optimistic about its future growth. (Photo by B.C. Manion)See SCHOOL, page16 Saint Anthony School builds on optimism

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WHEN WAS YOUR LAST CHECKUP? www.brittendental.com 213 Crystal Grove Blvd. Lutz, FL 33548-6452 Leonard L. Britten, D.D.S. Nicholas L. Britten, D.M.D. IF IT FEELS LIKE IT HAPPENED IN ANOTHER ERA, IT PROBABLY DID. CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY. 813.949.8411 The Eye Care Professionalsof Tampa Bay, LLC We are a full scope optometric practice, offering eye care for all ages from 6 months to seniors 24412 SR 54  Lutz, FL 33559 813.949.7274 Ferman ChryslerParking Lot SR 54 SR 56I-75Oak Grove Blvd. Our old LocationOUR NEW LOCATION NEW LOCATION: Dr. David F. Scamard, O.D. formerly Make sure to utilize your flex spending and insurance benefits before the end of the year! TRUST YOUR EYES TO THE PROFESSIONALS MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED. YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INSURANCE WELCOMED. www.LakerLutzNews.com Nove m ber 27, 20132 Let down your HAIR this Holiday Season Treatments Steam Infusion … Now @ HairStyle! Agave Smoothing Treatment Deep Conditioning Color by: Retouch | Cut | Style … From $60 Partial Hi Lights … From $55 Full Hi … Lights … From $75 All over Color | Cut | Style … From $75 Gift Cards | Walk Ins Welcome | Free Consultations 23014 S tate Rd 54 | 813-948-1270 HairStyle-Salon.com |by Michael Schipano At Home Care Redken Pureology Craven Chiropractic Offers Patients Breakthrough Treatment For Neuropathy.Do you or a loved one suffer from neuropathy or chronic pain? Dr. Michael Craven can offer you relief with NeuropathyDR Protocol. (813) 996-9800Dr. Michael A Craven, D.C.5420 Land OLakes Blvd Land O Lakes, FL 34639 www.NeuropathyLandOLakes.com Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 to 6 Tuesday 2 to 6; Friday 9 to 12 Knights of Columbus step up for special needs The Knights of Columbus Council 8104, of Land O’ Lakes, presented a check for $150 to benefit 43 special needs children at Connerton Elementary School. The donation was planned for a Thanksgiving Day feast on Nov. 26 for the children, at which the Knights were set to serve the children. Making the presentation are, from left, Knights Bob Barbero, Ken Millman and Jay Messina, along with the staff members from Connerton. (Photo courtesy of Ron Ludwin) The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report Prize packs featuring the new film “Free Birds” are on their way to talented artists in the community as the Cobb Theatres “Free Birds” Coloring Contest comes to a close.The contest is sponsored by Cobb Theatres, with a Grove 16 & CineBistro location at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, as well as The Laker/Lutz News. The actual entries from the winners can be found by visiting the paper’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheLakerLutzNews. Winners were:  R eese Alan i s, 11 a sixth-grader at Pine View Middle School. Alanis, who enjoys movies, basketball, soccer, video games and longboarding, colored his birds quite realistically.  N i c h olas Lu pp i no, 7, a second-grader at Veterans Elementary School. Luppino, who enjoys karate, kickboxing, football, dancing, laser tag and military, used lots of bright colors on his birds.  Sa m Bob C u nn i ng h a m 6, is a firstgrader at Maniscalco Elementary School. Cunningham, who enjoys BMX racing, Beyblades and Rainbow Loom bands, made his birds patriotic.  Jade McCa r te r 4 is a prekindergarten student at ZFN Kidcare. McCarter, who likes dancing, singing, princesses and Peter Rabbit, colored her birds in pastels.‘Free Birds’ coloring contest winners announced

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By Michael Hinman mhinman@cnewspubs.com The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah predates Christmas by at least a couple centuries. But for the first time since 2002, the “festival of lights” is being mentioned in the same breath as a different holiday, Thanksgiving. And that likely won’t happen again until people travel in flying cars and live on Mars. The first night of Hanukkah begins at sunset Nov. 27. And because November started on a Friday, Thanksgiving doesn’t take place until Nov. 28. And that’s not very common. “It’s quite rare for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving to overlap, but it’s not really rare for it to start in November,” said Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, who leads Chabad at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Hanukkah “started on Nov. 28 in 1994, and it will again in 2032. The only thing different is that Thanksgiving is a lot later than it usually is.” The last time Hanukkah started on the Thanksgiving eve was in 1899, well, that is according to ReformJudaism.org. And it will only happen once more — in 2089. That means Jews will celebrate Hanukkah the same time they’re sitting down to watch football. And it opens the door to merge some of the traditions of both holidays. The rabbi’s wife, Chanie Yarmush, recently shared some recipes with her women’s group that provide the best of both worlds. For example, instead of the traditional potato latkes, Chanie Yarmush suggests sweet potato latkes. Instead of applesauce, families could try cranberry-applesauce. “That’s what Chabad is, a place to be traditional and still be contemporary with what’s going on throughout the world,” Mendy Yarmush said. Chabad at Wiregrass, which started in 2008 and is part of the international Chabad movement, is staying out of the way of traditional Thanksgiving celebrations, but has still scheduled a pair of events to help celebrate the holiday. The first is a Hanukkah party on Nov. 27 where teens will load a stretch limousine to first attend the grand menorah lighting in Tampa, and then continue their celebration at the Tampa Bay Lightning game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Then, on Dec. 1, Chabad at Wiregrass will host its sixth annual Hanukkah celebration at The Shops at Wiregrass. That will include a menorah lighting in front of the Dillard’s store, and a number of other activities including music, food, face painting, and even a giant Jenga game. Both events start at 5:30 p.m. “I didn’t want to challenge people to choose between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah,” Yarmush said. “This way, they have the first night to light their menorah, to heat their turkey, and maybe even play a little with the dreidel.” Chabad at Wiregrass is not affiliated with any particular Jewish movement, although the international group has roots in the Hasidic community. Its congregation, which pulls from North Tampa and central Pasco County, meets at 2124 Ashley Oaks Circle in Wesley Chapel. For more information, visit them online at ChabadAtWiregrass.com. Happy Thanksgivingfrom Our Family to Yours 813.909.2800www.lakerlutznew s .co m www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20133 ADVERTISINGTERRI WILLIAMSON twilliamson@cnewspubs.comLutz, Wesley ChapelSUZANNE BEAUCHAINE sbeauchaine@cnewspubs.comSales AssistantCAROLYN BENNETT cbennett@cnewspubs.comCustomer ServiceRACHEL THOMPSON rthompson@cnewspubs.comClassified & Directory Sales DESIGN SUBSCRIPTIONS: Paid subscriptions available for those outside delivery area. Call 813-909-2800.CIRCULATION: If you did not receive your paper, or to stop your paper, call 727-530-5521.NEWS DEADLINE: Thursday at noon. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Friday at noon. DISPLAY AD DEADLINE: Thursday, 5 p.m.EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS: Suggestions for news content and coverage are welcome and e-mails are invited. 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Chabad at Wiregrass will do it all again Dec. 1 in front of Dillard’s, which will include food, face painting, and games. (Photos courtesy of Rabbi Mendy Yarmush)Synagogue merges Thanksgiving with Hanukkah Young people join hands in front of the menorah at The Shops at Wiregrass during a Hanukkah celebration event there. Children do crafts at a recent Hanukkah party at The Shops at Wiregrass.

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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20134 Send business news to mhinman@cnewspubs.com send up to 70 boxes to military personnel this holiday season. For more information on how to support the troops during the holiday season, visit OurTroopsOnline.com.PEREZ JOINS CAMEO SALON & SPADawn Perez has joined Cameo Salon & Spa as a licensed cosmetologist specializing in color, highlights and cuts. Originally from New York, Perez moved to Florida in 2009. She has 17 years experience, the past four working as a cosmetology instructor. For more information, call Perez at (813) 948-7411. Cameo Salon & Spa is located at 1817 Collier Parkway in Lutz.DONATIONS EARN SPA TIMEThe Planet Beat Contempo Spas in New Tampa, Seven Oaks and Westchase are celebrating the holidays by offering “12 Days of Spa” certificates to anyone who donates a toy valued at more than $10, or canned goods for families in need for Christmas. Current members will receive a free lotion sample or spa service for their donation. The “12 Days of Spa” certificate is valued at more than $129, and entitles the bearer to 12 consecutive days of spa services through Jan. 31. The certificates are transferable. For more information, call (813) 9719337, or (813) 991-4433.LEARN ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIAThe SmartStart business incubator in Dade City is offering “Social Media and Your Business” Dec. 3 at noon, at the Dade City incubator, 15000 Citrus Country Drive, Suite 103. Participants should bring their own lunch. For more information, email Krista Covey at kcovey@pascoedc.com.CONTEST OFFERS FINANCIAL PLANNINGSeveral area companies have banded together to offer a free complete financial plan to an area family for the holiday season. Independent Financial Services of Land O’ Lakes has joined Gregg Heckley, Attorney at Law; and Balanced Accounting and Tax Inc., to provide the package, valued at $1,500. The plan would include a complete look at the family’s financial future, as well as the completion of a complete last will and testament package, and personal tax preparation.“It is critical that people plan for their financial future, and according to statistics, many people have little to no plan on how they will fund their retirement years beyond what Social Security has to offer,” said Jeannie Holliday, financial advisor and coowner of Independent Financial Services, in a release. Those eligible to enter must live in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties), write a statement up to 300 words on why they should win the contest, and other factors. More information and an entry form can be found at tinyurl.com/FinanceContest, or by calling (813) 908-2701. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT EAST-WEST ANIMAL HOSPITALEast-West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Lutz, will host its Christmas celebration Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The hospital’s mascot, Barley the Opossum, will pose for photos as “Barley Claus.” A calendar and T-shirts featuring Barley will be sold to help local animal rescue organizations. There also will be food and giveaways. Barley was the only survivor of a car accident when he was just two weeks old. A former employee of the animal hospital rescued him, and tube-fed him until he could eat on his own. For more information on the event, visit EastWestAnimalHospital.com, or call (813) 948-6534.DEALERSHIP HELPS SOLDIERS FOR THE HOLIDAYSParks Ford, 28739 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, recently wrapped up its Support the Troops drive, which collected items for the military between October and November at the dealership. Once the drive was over, a Parks Ford team delivered all the items collected, volunteered to help pack boxes, and donated $2,500. The funds help the group with its biggest challenge — paying for shipment of donated items overseas. This particular donation will allow Support the Troops to Dawn Perez Fill the FiatParks Fiat of Wesley Chapel has partnered with the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund, encouraging people to help them ‘Fill the Fiat.’ Now through Dec. 31, people who visit guest services at The Shops at Wiregrass and make a small donation of cash, toys or gift items, can receive a coupon book of savings at The Shops. The fund helps local Tampa Bay families in need during the holiday. Also, anyone who test drives a Fiat on Dec. 7, Parks Fiat will donate $10 to the wish fund. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cofini) Dont blame her if you cant hear the dinner bell this Thanksgiving!Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from THEHear i ng A i d Expert, Dr. Jud i th Ree s e,and friends atJC Aud i ology !Call Dr. Reese today for a FREE Holiday HearingŽ check.813-949-1331 JC Audiology „ 1541 Dale Mabry Hwy., Lutz. jc-audiology.com What is a sports guard and who should wear one?A sports guard is a removable shield worn over your teeth. It protects the teeth and jaws from traumatic injury during sporting events. It is highly recommended that children as well as adults participating in the following sports wear a sports guard:Football € Martial Arts € Boxing € Basketball € Hockey € Baseball/SoftballAll properly fitted mouth guards (sports guards) provide varying degrees of protection. A custom fitted sports guard professionally made in a dental office can be tailored to the demands of the athlete and the sport. A strap fastened to the sports guard is a must to reduce loss of the guard. This simple piece of protection can protect yourchild or adult from a lifetime of costly dental repairs and maintenance, not to mention the physical and emotional trauma.HAWLEYDENTALASSOCIATES 813-948-BITE (2483) 21752 SR 54 € Land O Lakes/Lutz HawleyDental.com DENTALBITES There have b een so m any chan g es i n how dent i stry i s pract i ced s i nce we opened our dental off i ce 25 years a g o i n Lutz. We want to use th i s ded i cated space i n The Laker and Lutz News to answer q uest i ons we are fre q uently asked and to share w i th you i nfor m at i on a b out new i nnovat i ons that m ake dent i stry pa i n free and afforda b le. 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By Michael Hinman mhinman@cnewspubs.com It’s not very often Pasco County can brag about being the home of a public company. But in less than a week, Zephyrhills will get that honor when CES Synergies begins trading over-the-counter under the symbol “CESX.” It’s an effort that is expected to raise millions of dollars for the full-service environmental, demolition and mold remediation company, creating potentially thousands of jobs across the country. And even better for Zephyrhills, CES also plans to move the core of its operations from nearby Crystal Springs right into the city’s growing downtown district. The company plans to open offices in the upper floors of the former Wachovia Bank building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street, right in the heart of proposed road upgrades by the Florida Department of Transportation. “This gives the chance for local people who know the company to actually enjoy the fruits of it going public,” said Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets of North Miami Beach, who is now a member of the CES board of directors. “They have a chance to own part of the company, and join us as we’re poised to go on the bigger market,” like the Nasdaq exchange. Chartier presented the new public company to an audience of potential investors last week at Manolo’s Ristorante Italiano in Zephyrhills. There, Chartier offered shares at $1 each — as long as buyers were ready to gobble them up in blocks of 15,000. Traditionally, companies would hit the stock market through an initial public offering, similar to what Twitter did earlier this month when it closed on its first day at $44.90 a share, and raising $31 billion. Taking that approach is very expensive and time-consuming, and could take longer than the year CES needed to go public. Instead, CES took a different approach, called a reverse merger. It found a public shell company — basically a company with no remaining assets — and purchased it. It’s similar to buying a house. The infrastructure is already there for electricity, water and cable, just as the shell company had everything in place to operate as a public company. Chartier discovered CES nearly by accident. While he’s always looking for businesses that could potentially be good public company candidates, Chartier said he didn’t even have CES on his radar until he met owner Al Biston. When he finally did, Chartier liked what he saw. “There’s 140 years of experience with management alone,” Chartier said. “We feel that a lot of institutional funds will be very attracted to this company,” thus potentially boosting the stock price in the near future. Becoming a public company is a completely new world for CES, which has operated 35 years doing business in private, starting originally as Cross Environmental Services. Now everything from its financial records to major personnel changes are part of the public record through the SEC, necessary so investors have a complete picture before buying in. According to its initial filings, CES has a little more than 140 employees, had revenue of $6.8 million over the last six months — generating a loss of a little more than $363,000 — but the company also has a backlog of projects worth more than $9 million. Its clients include federal agencies like NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Air Force, as well as industrial and commercial companies like Publix, Cemex, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Local governments that work with CES include the University of South Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation. This same time last year, CES turned a profit of $1.3 million on revenue of $9.7 million. Money raised through this stock offering will fuel expansion for CES, primarily in the acquisition of other smaller companies like it around the country, to help broaden its client base. Although the jobs created through that growth will be outside Pasco and Hillsborough counties, the success will filter its way back into the area —especially for local investors if the stock value rises, as Chartier expects. Biston and two other business partners purchased the former Wachovia Bank building on Fifth Avenue in 2009 for $550,000. They later offered the building to the city for $855,000 as a possible new library before council members decided to expand the library at its current site. Biston told The Laker/Lutz News that he had bought out his other partners on the building recently, and is now the sole owner. He plans to use the upper floors, and lease out the bottom floor for a storefront business, possibly an eatery. “He’s a one-man show. He is economic development, and obviously a very successful man,” City Councilman Kenneth Compton said of Biston. Compton was at the presentation Thursday night with fellow councilman Charlie Proctor. “I think we all have a mutually beneficial relationship,” he said. “Zephyrhills has benefitted from a competitive businessman. It’s a very big day for Zephyrhills, and it’s a big day for Pasco County.” FOUNDING PARTNER *Source: American Booksellers Association Indie Impact Study Series survey of independent, locally-owned business owners, conducted by Civic Economics, July 2012…Sept. 2013 2013 American Express Company. ShopSmall.comHOW TO BUILD PARKS WITHSTUFFED ANIMALSWhen you shop small and local, more than half the money you spend stays in the community, helping to support all sorts of local services, like the parks department.* Its part of building a stronger, more vibrant neighborhood. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20135 CES has focused on environmental, demolition and mold since it was founded in 1988. Based on Crystal Springs, but soon moving some operations to Zephyrhills, CES goes public this week with shares starting at $1. (Photo courtesy of CES Synergies) CES goes public, putting Pasco on the map Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets, and a member of the CES Synergies board of directors, shares why he feels people should invest in the Crystal Springs company on the public market. A small group of people gathered at Manolo’s Ristorante Italiano on Fifth Avenue in Zephyrhills to hear the presentation. (Photo by Michael Hinman)

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Dr. Katherine Standley is a Pasco County native who attended Moon Lake Elementary, Hudson Middle and Hudson High, where she graduated in 2000. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida and received her medical degree in 2009 from NOVA University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Standley returned to USF for an internship in internal medicine, residency in neurology and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis. She is one of few physicians in Tampa Bay to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis. She is married to Dr. Joseph Standley, a rehabilitative physician at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. The couple has been married six years and are the proud parents of a 16-month-old daughter, Mia. The Standleys live in Wesley Chapel on a 5-acre hobby farm, where they enjoy their horses and love to fish and boat. The Laker / Lutz News& Working together for GOOD HEALTH The newest physician to join Florida Medical Clinics Neurology group, Dr. Katherine Standley, brings new expertise in multiple sclerosis to the practice. An aunt and several friends have been diagnosed with MS and their experiences led me to want to learn more about the disease and its treatments,Ž said Dr. Standley. I find it an exciting field because MS is in the forefront of neurology research and many new treatments and drugs have been introduced in the past 20 years that have had a huge impact on slowing down this disease and improving a patients quality of life.Ž Dr. Standley explains that MS is a disease primarily found in women that is typically diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50. It is not contagious or directly inherited, and early treatment can change the course of the disease.MS disease attacks the nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or as severe as paralysis and blindness. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from person to person. There are many people with MS who function normally with no visible affects,Ž said Dr. Standley. New treatments and advances in research have given new hope to people with MS and many go on to have children and live a long, productive life. The key is early diagnosis and treatment.Ž There are a reported 450,000 cases of MS in the U.S., although Dr. Standley believes the number is closer to 1 million when including those who have not been diagnosed. We encourage anyone who exhibits any of the most common MS symptoms to see their doctor because the earlier you are diagnosed, the more you will be able to manage the disease and live a normal life.Ž said Dr. Standley. In addition to treating MS patients, Dr. Standley helps patients who suffer from migraine headaches, another illness more common in women than men. Standley sees patients in other areas of neurology too, including cognitive diseases such as Alzheimers. In addition, she also sees those afflicted with non-cognitive disorders such as Parkinsons and epilepsy. Dr. Standley is working with the other neurologists at Florida Medical Clinic to participate in clinical research trials, which will give the group access to the newest drugs available to treat MS and other neurological diseases. New FMC Neurologist specializes in MS Common MS SymptomsFatigue Numbness Walking, balance and coordination problems Bladder dysfunction Bowel dysfunction Vision problems Dizziness and vertigo Pain Cognitive dysfunction Emotional changes Depression Spasticity Whos whoMeetDr. Katherine Standley 27416 Cashford Circle, Suite 101 € Wesley Chapel, FL 33544813-528-4843 www.floridamedicalclinic.com  813-780-8440 Drs. Kather i ne and Joseph Standley and the i r dau g hter, Mi a. www.LakerLutzNews.com Nove m ber 27, 20136 Mounted law enforcement officers from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office conduct a safety demonstration as part of the Great American Teach-In at Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel last week. The event gives students a chance to see firsthand different career choices available to them. (Photos by Michael Hinman) Walt Rogers, an engineer with the Temple Terrace Fire Department, and a parent to a Weightman Middle School student, talks about his job as an emergency vehicle driver with students during the Great American Teach-In.Real world meets the classroom

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Melanie Aya-ay, MD | Plastic Surgeon Claudia Lago, MD | Breast Surgeon Mia Jackson, MD | Diagnostic Radiologist Were in this together! Many changes occur in your breasts during your lifetime. It is important to understand which changes are normal and which are not. Our physicians will discuss the following: Early detection of breast cancer How to manage your risk of developing breast cancer Developing surgical trends Reconstructive options for breast cancer patients St. Josephs Hospital-North Garden Lobby Classroom Van Dyke Road | Lutz Reserve your space: () StJosephsNorth.org/EventsLike us on Facebook. Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention Community Education Seminar Thursday, December pmFREE SEMINAR | FREE PARKING | REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED StJosephsNorth.org/EventsBC13035291013 e team at St. Josephs Hospital is on your side, and they are ghting with you. Cancer is an enemy we are all ghting together!Ž Linda C. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20137

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Trust us. Your lawn will be far better off with McGuires in charge. Local owners Eric Robinson and Joel McGuire have worked together for 10 years making lawns beautiful in Pasco and Hillsborough counties.3reasons to Love McGuire’s NO POINTING FINGERS We do it all. Mow, fertilize, mulch, pull weeds, aerate sod, control pests, cut back trees, trim shrubs, manage irrigation and do the landscape design. There’s no blaming another service when something goes wrong. We’re accountable for everything. 1. ONE CHECK Write just one check or approve one credit card payment. Our complete service costs no more than what many homeowners pay multiple services. ENJOY YOUR WEEKENDS Spend your free time with the ones you love, not taking care of your lawn. 2. 3. to Love 813-996-7300www.mcguiresoutdoors.com www.LakerLutzNews.com Nove m ber 27, 20139 By D i ane Kortu s Pu b l i sher I spent last weekend with my two brothers in Vilano Beach, an island just north of St. Augustine, in a house that fronts the Atlantic Ocean. The house is battered grey by years of sun and wind; its dcor a step back to the 1970s with foil wallpaper, macram wall hangings and avocado-colored pots and pans. In many ways this weathered house with its ’70s feeling was a perfect setting for a weekend away with my brothers. The three of us last lived together in the 1970s, when I was in college and the boys in high school.We were middle children in a large Minnesota family. We grew up close in age (my parents had 10 children in 14 years), and most of us never moved farther than a few hours from our father’s home in St. Paul.Jimmy and I were the only ones to leave the area, moving to Florida in our 20s. But the 1,500 miles separating us from our brothers and sisters never changed how we felt about them. That was especially true for Jimmy and Tom, who have always remained close. Over the years, Jimmy and I have looked forward to visits from our brothers and sisters. In the beginning, when we were all young and Florida still a novelty, three or four siblings would visit each year. That pace slowed as we married, had children, and our work commitments grew. Time off became precious, and visits from brothers and sisters slowed to just once or twice a year. So when brother Tom announced a few weeks back that he and his wife Sue were coming for a visit, it was a wonderful surprise, and we planned the weekend together in Vilano Beach. It was not long after the dinner plates were pushed aside and the carrot cake served that we began to reminisce about our childhood in the 1970s. The house by the sea, with its furnishing so much like our family home, was a perfect setting. The conversation was fastpaced and reflective. We shared wonderful memories from our childhood, as well as painful times. But no matter what was said, there was never a doubt about the love and commitment we felt for each other. Like most families, it does not matter how long it has been since we were last together. We can go weeks, even months, without seeing or talking to each other. Yet when we next connect, it’s as if we had been together the day before. I suppose it’s the bond we have as siblings that makes this so. The love we have for our brothers and sisters is ingrained in our souls. It allows us to accept each other for all that is good, to believe in each other despite challenges, and to forgive the things that are best forgotten. And, as I pause to reflect on my blessings this Thanksgiving, my heart is filled with gratitude to have shared my life with brothers and sisters whose love remains constant, despite the time between our visits, and the miles that keep us apart.In Thanksgiving, for brothers and sisters PUBLISHER ’ S COLUMN Tom, left, and Jimmy Kortus — brothers of publisher Diane Kortus — at Vilano Beach. Women only Women only Private studio Private studio Gets to the root of food issues Gets to the root of food issues Friendship & camaraderie Friendship & camaraderie 1-on-1 or group training 1-on-1 or group training Fun & positive atmosphere Fun & positive atmosphere I realized I cant do this by myself.ŽMost of the clients that start our program, have realized that they just are not losing weight on their own. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201312 Your Community Calendar € Submit 2 weeks in advance to: whatshappening@cnewspubs.com € All listings free of charge What’s Happening What s Happening HOSPICE THRIFT SHOPS DISCOUNTAll five Gulfside Regional Hospice thrift shops will offer a storewide 25 percent discount to shoppers on Black Friday, Nov. 29. All stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sales benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice and help provide compassionate care for patients with life-limiting illnesses in Pasco County. Shoppers also can bring in donations of clothing, household items, electronics and more. Visit GRHospice.org, and click on the “about us” link for thrift shop locations.WINE FESTIVALFlorida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52 near Land O’ Lakes, will host a wine festival on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes vendors, live entertainment, and sample wine offerings. Guests can meet the winery’s winemaker for an educational tasting. The event is pet friendly for those vaccinated and on leashes. For information, call (813) 996-2113.HOLIDAY CARD LANEJay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey will present Holiday Card Lane from Dec. 2 to Jan. 8. This is a festive display of holiday cards ranging in height from 4 feet to 8 feet made by local schools and businesses. Registration deadline to sponsor a card is Nov. 30. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.COMMUNITY YARD SALEGunn Highway Memorial American Legion Post 147 will have a community yard sale on Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Legion Hall, 17383 Gunn Highway in Odessa. Spaces can be reserved for $5. A space with table and two chairs is $8. All proceeds go to the Disadvantaged Children’s Christmas Party. There also will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast available for $5 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than 12. For information, call (813) 295-0820 or (813) 920-7162, or email amlegion@gmail.com. ‘LOCAL LANDSCAPES’ EXHIBITPasco Arts Council is showing the exhibit “Local Landscapes” until Dec. 2 at the New Port Richey Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive. The exhibit showcases open air landscapes by the artists of West Coast Plein Air. The paintings are for sale as well as viewing. Admission is free, and the center is handicapped accessible. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call the council at (727) 845-7322, or visit PascoArt.org.LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUBThe Land O’ Lakes Garden Club will meet on Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Members are asked to bring a covered dish, a plant to exchange, and a food donation for Christian Social Services. Christmas carols will be sung at the end of the meeting. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Marie Woody at (813) 961-2697.GARDEN CLUB LUNCHEONOrange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz will host a holiday luncheon on Dec. 4 at noon at Mimi’s Caf, 11702 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Guests should bring a $20 wrapped gift for a secret gift exchange. Those wishing to carpool can meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Lutz Civic Center, 98 First Ave. N.W. For information, call (813) 949-1301.HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MIXERHabitat for Humanity’s annual holiday open house and Christmas mixer is Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., at the Habitat ReStore, 15029 U.S. 301 in Dade City. The event includes raffles, refreshments and holiday cheer. Guests donating a gift card of $10 or more, to be distributed to a Habitat family, will receive an entry into a raffle. Gift card is not required to attend. For information, call (352) 523-2020.‘ART ALIVE 2013’The Pasco Arts Council will present “Art Alive 2013,” a demonstration extravaganza, from Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. Visitors will be able to observe artists demonstrate their styles and techniques in their medium of expertise, including a potter’s wheel, drawing with charcoal, and more. There will be a few artists on-hand to talk about and sell their crafts. The event will be at 5744 Moog Road in Holiday. For information, call (727) 845-7322, or visit PascoArt.org.WOMEN’S CLUB HOLIDAY PARTYThe Pasco Federated Republican Women’s Club will host its holiday dinner party on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. Suzanne Reno will provide the entertainment. Cost for the dinner is $25. Reservations must be made by Dec. 3. For information, call Fran Scerbo at (727) 5973727.GREYHOUND DOGSGreyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will have a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel Petco, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. For information, call (813) 971-4732, or visit Great-Greyhound.org.GREEN AFTER DARKThe Odessa Organic Farmers Market will host its monthly Green After Dark event on Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 8701 Gunn Highway. The event includes live music, food truck and vendors. Participants should bring their own chairs. Parking is available in the shopping plazas near the market. Wellbehaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For information, visit GoingGreenTampa.com.GERMAN, POLISH CLUBS HOST BAZAARThe German American and Polish American clubs will host a Christmas Bazaar, or Christkindel Market, on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Polish American Club, 4616 Darlington Road in Holiday. The event features ethnic food, arts and crafts, a variety of vendors, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (727) 857-3931, or visit GermanAmericanClub-NPR.org.ANIMAL SERVICES YARD SALEPasco County Animal Services will host a yard sale on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the adoption center, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes. Proceeds will benefit Phil Runnels Feline Fund for cat enrichment and medical needs. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 6. For information, call (813) 929-1212.CAGE FIGHTING IN NEW PORT RICHEYMMA Unleashed invades New Port Richey on Dec. 7 at the Cor-Fitness Center, 4900 U.S. 19, with bell time at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be 10 mixedmartial arts bouts, a meet and greet with the History channel’s Swamp People, vendors, and more. General admission is $25. Tickets are available online at xselive.com, or at Cor-Fitness Center.DANCE FOR SHRINERS’ CHILDRENBroadway Dancessations, 1408 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 106, in Lutz, is hosting a Dance-A-Thon on Dec. 7 to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dancers will compete in 30 different dances within a three-hour period. Prizes will be given for most creative costume, unique ideas, best attitude, and more. There will be an after-party with food and awards from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pledges must be made by Dec. 2. For information, call Shelly Acevedo at (813) 406-4894.R&B SUPERSTARS AT USFThe USF Sun Dome will host rhythm and blues superstars Ginuwine, Joe, and Tank on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., as part of the R&Beat Holiday Jam. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000, by visiting the Sun Dome box office, or online at TicketMaster.com.TAMPA BAY COIN CLUBThe Tampa Bay Coin Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The meetings include an auction, raffle, door prizes, guest speaker, free appraisals, and an opportunity to trade with other collectors. For information, visit TampaBayCoinClub.org.BIBLE STUDY GROUPThe Storehouse Bible Study Group meets at the Senior Center, Wisteria Loop in Land O’ Lakes, every Thursday at 7 p.m., except the second Thursday of the month. Pastor Dan Brockman leads the group, and refreshments are served. For information, call (813) 235-9239. Holiday HappeningsSANTA’S WORKSHOP AT MOSI The Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa, is hosting a satellite toy workshop in MOSI’s inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, through Dec. 31. Kids can think, design and create stocking stuffers and gifts for parents and grandparents. The workshop is included with MOSI admission. For information, call (813) 987-6000, or visit MOSI.org. RUDOLPH CELEBRATES 50 Black Friday guests at The Shops at Wiregrass on Nov. 29 can join in the anniversary celebration of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer’s television broadcast anniversary, featuring entertainment and activities. There will be a character meet and greet in Center Court from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble, characters from the famous 1964 television special. The Shops are located at 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS STROLL The Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa, will host its annual Victorian Christmas Stroll Dec. 1 through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. The stroll features 14 exhibit rooms designed in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories. Complimentary spiced cider and cookies will be served on the veranda. Carolers will perform each evening. For information and ticket prices, visit PlantMuseum.org. HOLIDAY CARD LANE Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey will present Holiday Card Lane from Dec. 2 to Jan. 8. This is a festive display of holiday cards ranging in height from 4 feet to 8 feet made by local schools and businesses. Registration deadline to sponsor a card is Nov. 30. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 9427439. TREE LIGHTING AT CURTIS HIXON Tampa’s annual tree lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 6 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with sounds from Late Night Brass. There also will be a Christmas market, and a free showing of the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” ‘BLUE CHRISTMAS’ SERVICE Tims Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 Sunset Lane in Lutz, will host its annual “Blue Christmas Time of Remembrance” service on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. This is a casual, caf-style service for those who have suffered loss through death, divorce, unemployment, and those who find the holidays stressful or sad. There will be a candle lighting in memory of loved ones. Guests can bring a picture or memento to share. For information, call (813) 949-1239. CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK The Founders Garden Club will host Christmas in the Park at San Antonio City Park in San Antonio on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The event includes music by the Huron Family, and warm cider, cookies, and coffee provided by Cup of Organic. There will be a drawing for theme baskets and a dish garden. For information, call (352) 588-3631, or email 2pheasants@gmail.com. LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEA Water’s Edge Community Church, 30200 Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel, will host a ladies Christmas tea on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and fellowship. For information and to RSVP by Dec. 9, call Patty Fitzpatrick at (813) 528-8565.

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Childs Name_____________________________________________________________ Parents/Helpers Name____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________________Zip_____________________ Phone number______________________E-mail_______________________________ Age_______Grade__________School_______________________________________ Teachers Name__________________________________________________________ Letters to Santa! Were sending by special delivery to the North Pole letters to Santa from our readers. The LAKER / Lutz NEWSCommunity News PublicationsMail this form along with your letter to santa to: Letters to Santa, The Laker/Lutz News, P.O. Box 479, Lutz, FL 33548 Or drop off at our office in Copperstone Executive Suites at 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Suite 102, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 Have your Mom, Dad or another adult mail us your letter along with this form by December 18th Santa will pick out his favorite letters and they will be published in The Laker/Lutz News on Christmas Day. You can also download and print this form from our website atwww.LakerLutzNews.com Tell Santa anything you want in your very own letter. We’ll make sure he gets it! Deadline extended to Dec. 18th Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival LAKE PARK North Dale Mabry just south of Van Dyke SATURDAY, DEC. 7TH € 10AM 5PM SUNDAY, DEC. 8TH € 10AM 4PM For information:Phyllis Hoedt 813-949-1937 Over 250 Booths! 34th Annual€ Metal Art € Wood Art € Christmas Decorations € Jewelry € Plants € Paintings € PhotographyPlus Dynamic Food Court Sponsored by: GFWC Lutz-Land O Lakes Womens Club, a nonprofit organization; Hillsborough County parks, Recreation & Conservation and The Tampa Tribune $2.00 COUNTY PARKING FEE COLLECTED www.LakerLutzNews.com Nove m ber 27, 201313 23110 SR 54 @ Collier Pkwy(813) 948-2287 In Willow Bend Shopping Center  Hours: Mon-Fri 8-7  Sat 9-5 Under New Management! 5 time SCCA Race Car champion Robin, her crew chief husband, Carl and their capable crew are ready to serve you.Come by and meet Robin www.bernierdental.com PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! 813-601-1122 Evening and weekend appointments available.MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED Let us give you something toSmileabout $86OFFYOUR FIRST VISIT The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for a payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee, or the reduced fee, service, examination or treatment. 5420 Land O Lakes Blvd, Suite 103 € 813-601-1122 Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. It is not redeemable for cash and has no cash value. EXPIRES 12/31/13. Laser Welder Repairs!Let us fix your eyeglasses & much moreWe Buy Gold & Diamondsat the guaranteed highest price and paid in cash!EXPERTWATCH& JEWELRYREPAIR 10% OFF$5.00OFFFREE 2153 Collier Pkwy € Land O Lakes € 813-909-4888www.FranklinJeweler.netSINCE 1946 Franklin JewelersMON-FRI 10AM-6PM SATURDAY 11AM-5PM CLOSED SUNDAYSGIA & EGL Diamonds AvailableALL JEWELRYREPAIRSNot valid with any other offers. With coupon. Expires 12/31/13.WATCH BATTERYLimit 1 per customer. Including installation. Not valid with any other offers. With coupon. Expires 12/31/13.JEWELRY CLEANINGWhile You WaitŽNot valid with any other offers. With coupon. Expires 12/31/13. NOW OPEN! Compassionate care is closer than you think.Get Help NOW.813-333-0000For assessments and referrals www.NorthTampaBehavioralHealth.com813-922-3300 29910 State Road 56 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 EXCEPTIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CAREInpatient  Partial Hospitalization  Intensive Outpatient Proud to be serving the Tampa Bay area DEPRESSION € ADDICTION € ANXIETY € BI-POLAR DISORDER

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For information, call (727) 992-9653, or email namipasco@gmail.com.Holiday grief supportGulfside Regional Hospice is hosting three free support groups to help the grieving during the holiday season:  Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Gulfside’s Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., in New Port Richey.  Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Thomas Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54 in New Port Richey.  Dec. 4, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. Those attending will learn the four tasks of mourning and how they relate to the holiday season, as well as tips and techniques to help better handle holiday grief stresses. Light refreshments will be served. For information on New Port Richey locations, call Erica Warren at (727) 992-8357. For information on the Land O’ Lakes location, call Cecilio De Leon at (727) 992-8034.Alzheimer’s meetingRegional Medical Center Bayonet Point will host an Alzheimer’s support meeting on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. The meeting is open to caregivers and people interested in discussing and exchanging ideas on the care of Alzheimer’s patients. For information, call Laura Arnold at (727) 863-0176.Obstetrics toursThe Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a tour through its obstetrics program on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. Guests can visit the mother-baby and birthing suites, and observe the Infant Safety and Security Program. Space is limited. For reservations, call (727) 834-5630.Food addicts programThe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wesley Chapel, 33420 State Road 54, is hosting the program “Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous” on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a 12step program for men and women of all ages. There is no fee and no weigh-ins.For information, visit FoodAddicts.org.Diabetes seminarMorton Plant North Bay Hospital will host a free health seminar titled “Ask Your Nurse Educator: Diabetes” on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., at 6600 Madison St., in New Port Richey. A certified diabetes educator/registered nurse will answer questions about diabetes. To register, call (727) 953-6877.Communication deficitsThe Medical Center of Trinity will host its Chatterboxes support group on Dec. 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 9330 State Road 54. The group assists individuals suffering from communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorder. Caregivers and spouses are invited. For information, call (727) 834-4946.Lecture on headachesAccess Health Care in Spring Hill, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, will host a lecture titled “Headaches: Why They Happen, What Can You Do to Help Alleviate the Pain” on Dec. 5 at 5:15 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. For information, call (352) 688-8116.Pregnancy center Banquet of LifeSaint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in Saint Leo, will host its Banquet of Life and Silent Auction, benefitting Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center-Pasco, on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Gus Lloyd, morning host of “Seize the Day” on Sirius XM Radio’s The Catholic Channel. Individual and table sponsorships are available. For information, email Angie Herrera at aherrera@ccdosp.org, or visit the website at FoundationsOfLife.org.Millennium Sertoma ClubThe Millennium Sertoma Club, which assists people with speech-language and hearing disorders, meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Elsa’s Mexican Restaurant, 18450 U.S. 41 in Lutz. Both men and women are encouraged to bring their children, who in turn become honorary members and participate in meetings and service activities. To learn more, visit the website at MillenniumSertomaClub.org.New anxiety support groupThe Tampa Bay Anxiety Association is a meet-up group set up so members can take an active part in making decisions about when and where to meet. The group meets throughout the Tampa Bay area. Panera Bread on Williet Way in Wesley Chapel is the newest venue to serve those in the North Tampa area. Meetings are usually in the evening. Membership is $5 a year. For information, visit meetup.com and search for “Anxiety Association” under groups. —Health notes are run for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send all information at least two weeks before an event.

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NEW LOCATIONFlorida Hospital Physician Group is proud to welcome Nelly Chambers, MD. Dr. Chambers is board certied in internal medicine and specializes in preventative medicine and womens health. She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her Doctor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Chambers is a dedicated and compassionate multilingual physician providing the highest quality care.SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Adult Physicals Womens Health Make your appointment today! 2700 Healing Way, Wesley Chapel | On the campus of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel | (813) 929-5330NELLY CHAMBERS, MDBoard Certied, Internal Medicine Diabetes Obesity Mental HealthNelly Chambers, MDBoard Certied in Internal Medicine Speaks English, French, Arabic & Spanish2013 AWARD OF HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201315 By B.C. Manion bcmanion@cnewspubs.com Melanie Crowson set up her telescope in the side yard of the New River Branch Library on an evening in October and welcomed anyone with an interest to come take a peek at the stars. In a sense, the young woman from Wesley Chapel was coming full circle. “We actually used to go up to the New River Library when we were kids, and I would check out all of the astronomy books,” said the 23-year-old who aspires to become a professional astronomer. Crowson enjoys sharing her love for astronomy at the occasional community viewing nights that she offers. “It’s fun,” she said. As the viewing night approaches, she’s excited about sharing astronomy. When it’s over, it’s nice to relax. She loves introducing others to the world of stars, planets and galaxies. She also enjoys talking with people who share her fascination with celestial bodies. “You end up discussing some interesting theories,” Crowson said. The astronomy student eventually wants to work at a planetarium or an observatory, and is taking online courses to pursue those aims through American Public University. Crowson, who is a Christian, also hopes to use astronomy in connection with her spiritual life, too. She said she is getting to know God in a new light through her interest in astronomy. It’s driven her to learn more and hopes one day to help develop new scientific evidence of the existence of God. People talk about loving God with their whole heart, Crowson said. She wants to make full use of her intellectual capabilities to love God with her whole mind, too. Her fascination with celestial bodies began quite early in life. “I think I’ve always been interested, since I was a real small kid,” Crowson said. She recalls going on occasional rides during the dark early morning hours with her dad, who was delivering his newspaper route. “It was really cool. We could see all of the stars,” Crowson said. As she learned more about stars and planets, her fascination grew. Crowson, who was home-schooled, said her parents encouraged her to pursue her curiosity about the heavens. During her high school years, she and her dad ran across a book that provided instructions for building a telescope. They decided to take on the challenge. She chronicled the project in a manual she titled, “Closer To The Stars: Detailed Instructions for Building Your Own Telescope.” It took about two years to build the telescope and it cost about $1,000. It would have been cheaper to buy a telescope, but then she would have missed out on valuable lessons, Crowson said. Building the telescope helped her better understand how it works, she said. It also gave her a chance to apply math in real life. “We used math to figure out sizes, distances, making sure the corners lined up,” Crowson said. If something goes wrong with her telescope, she also knows how to fix it. “We built it so that we know where everything is. I know exactly what every screw is there for and what it does, what it’s holding together,” Crowson said. “I know which parts I can take apart. If I need to replace anything, I know everything about it.” Having community viewing nights gives Crowson a way to share what she loves and offers an opportunity to inspire others. She hopes people who come to peer through her telescope will enjoy what they see. She also hopes it piques their curiosity. “Maybe it will make them wonder: What’s out there? How was it made? Was it really a Big Bang? Make them question it a little bit more,” she said. Maybe gazing through the telescope, the experience “will bring them closer to God,” she said. If you would like to know more about Melanie Crowson’s community viewings, email her at scopegal617@gmail.com. Melanie Crowson’s interest in astronomy began when she was very young. She now offers free community viewings, using the telescope she and her father made when she was in high school. (Photos by B.C. Manion) The telescope that Melanie Crowson and her dad made, a project that took two years and lots of trial and error.Young woman encourages others to gaze at stars

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SunsetPointMedicalCenter .com www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201316 30 Days Supply $3($2 when you sign up with our discount card)90 Days Supply $8($6 when you sign up with our discount card) Prov i d i ng affordable gener i c pr i ce s We are located at the cro ss road of S R 54 and Coll i er Pkwy i n Lutz Accepts most insurances € Medicine counseling available 1825 Coll i er Parkway  Lutz, FL 33549  813-406-4929  fax : 813-406-4469 WE DELIVER Hour s: M on-Fr i 9a m -6p m  S at 9a m -3p m  Clo s ed S un and m a j or hol i day s Get all your favorite local news stories online. www.lakerlutznew s .co m principal, attributes the turnaround to a higher power. “The enrollment went up — God’s special blessing,” she said. “Truly, I believe, it’s the power of prayer.” Now, enrollment stands at 213, and prospects for future growth are so bright that ground was broken on Nov. 17 for a new building. The new structure will accommodate 270 students. Instead of lamenting the closure of a school that enjoys a rich heritage, Saint Anthony School is now celebrating a new chapter in its history. About 200 people turned out for the groundbreaking festivities, Plazewski said. Construction on the new 17,905-squarefoot building is expected to begin Dec. 1, and be ready for use by next fall. The new three-story brick structure will be situated on a space now occupied by five portable classrooms. Even with the new building, the school will continue to emphasize academic excellence while teaching the Catholic faith, the principal said. “All day long, we are teaching them about Jesus,” Ottapurackal said. “It is so important, especially nowadays, when you don’t see a lot of support in society about faith.” Helping children form their faith is fundamental, the principal said. “Once you have God in you, the other things will come,” Ottapurackal said. “Our focus is on whole child education, not only intellectual, but spiritual, moral, social, (and) emotional aspects of the children.” Teachers know their students well, the principal added. “Our teachers are well-connected with them because of the family atmosphere we have here,” she said. Saint Anthony School serves kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition is $4,375 for practicing Catholics and $5,075 for others. Since 2000, the school has produced 14 valedictorians and salutatorians at area high schools, Plazewski said. Parents who are interested in pursuing a Catholic education for their children should not be discouraged by the tuition, Ottapurackal said. Assistance is available in various forms. “Catholic education should be for any group of people, whether they are rich or poor, regardless of race,” the principal added. Unlike previous buildings that were constructed on the school campus, this one will be an additional building, not a replacement. The existing brick structure, built in 1922, will remain and will be used for some school functions.The new building will be the fourth in the school’s history. The current building replaced a two-story structure built in 1899. The original building was a 12-by-24foot structure constructed in November 1884.Not only is Saint Anthony School the oldest parochial school in the diocese, it’s also one of the oldest Catholic schools in Florida, Plazewski said. “It is by far the oldest school in Pasco County of any kind,” he said. “The only thing that’s close to it is Saint Leo University.”San Antonio was founded in 1882 as a Catholic colony. The following year, a widowed woman named Cecilia Morse moved into the community with her six children.When she inquired about the school, she was told it could wait until there were more settlers, Plazewski said. Morse reportedly responded that the “minds of the children now here, can’t wait.” With that, the widow began teaching 14 children, including six of her own, in her kitchen. Today, Saint Anthony School draws students from San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Brooksville, Land O’ Lakes, New Tampa and other communities. And, its new building sends a clear signal that the school intends to be there for many years to come.SCHOOL, from page 1 said. “Everything had blown off of me, so I instinctively crawled to grab my gun. I didn’t have time to think about it, and all of a sudden, I looked down and saw what happened.” As Salas and others with similar injuries returned to the United States, there was little available for support. In fact, up to that point, Salas had never even heard the word “prosthetic” before. When soldiers from more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started returning home with similar injuries, Salas and other veterans like him knew they couldn’t allow history to repeat itself. So they formed the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team, or AVAST. It’s directly associated with the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, and with more than 140 members, works with amputees to bring their lives back to normalcy, no matter how impossible they think it might be. “These soldiers are coming back, and they’re thinking, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to walk again,’” said Salas, who is president of the organization. “And then we walk in without limping, and if we had long pants on, you wouldn’t even know we were amputees.” In fact, while Salas’ military career essentially ended with his injury, there are soldiers who lose limbs and can now return to the field after they recover. Yet, there was still little public attention surrounding amputees, and just a couple years ago, AVAST decided to do something about it. They formed the AVAST color guard, a group of six veterans who carry the American flag and the nation’s colors to events not just in the Tampa Bay area, but all around the country. “The hardest part for many of us wasn’t so much as being amputees, it was more making people aware of amputees,” said Doc Milligan, a former U.S. Navy engineer who lost his leg eight years ago following an accident more than 35 years before on a ship heading to Vietnam. “Back when many of us lost our legs, people looked at you funny, and wouldn’t let their kids talk to you. But we want to show that amputees can do everything you can do, and we had to work hard over the years to get the public to understand that.” This past Veterans Day was busy for the color guard, working nearly nonstop from the beginning of November, and finally slowing down last week. It included a stint to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the “Monday Night Football” showdown between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But while traveling and representing amputee veterans around the country can be exciting, it also can be draining — both physically and financially. Right now, the color guard has just six members: Salas, Milligan of Spring Hill, U.S. Army veterans Jim Daniels and Dee Singleton of Lakeland and Sarasota, Marine veterans Bruce Bender of Apollo Beach, and Navy veteran Herb Wyman of Lakeland. “The hardest thing for us is to stay healthy,” Salas said. “At times, we’ve had to cut our unit of six members down to three to present the colors.” Daniels, for example, just recently returned after a seven-month break because he had developed an infection with his stump, and had surgery to repair it. “We’re always looking for alternative members, and it would be great if we could represent all branches of service,” Salas said. Those who join the color guard will be trained, and also receive free uniforms — including the very uncommon short pants or short sleeves, to show prosthetics. Milligan says his prosthetic leg is a badge of honor, on which he proudly displays his Navy background. But AVAST just isn’t for amputees. It can be for “normies” as well, as Salas calls those without amputations. “You know, strength comes in numbers,” he said. “The more people that are involved, and the more people are sympathetic to our cause, the more we will become a force to be reckoned with here in Tampa.”And it all comes back to helping those who are experiencing the same struggles, frustrations and fears they did so many years ago.“You have to be there to handle the spiritual, the mental, the religious aspects of this,” Salas said. “You have to touch on all of those things to bring a person everything they need. And it makes all the difference.” To learn more about AVAST, to volunteer or even to make a donation, visit the group’s website at AVASTOnline.org. Or email them at avastvetstampafl@yahoo.com. cided to run on Thanksgiving morning and Brink put out the word about a week before the holiday. Much to his surprise, about 150 people showed up.Brink figured if that many people turned out with just a week’s notice, the event could draw substantially more runners with more lead time. When planning began, Brink predicted there would be at least 1,000 runners. Now, he’s upped that projection to 1,300.The route of the Wiregrass Wobble’s 5k will go around the mall and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, ending at the top of the mall’s parking garage. Runners can register on race day. It costs $25 for the 5k and $20 for the one-miler. Parking will be available in mall parking lots near State Road 56 and lots off of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The parking garage and areas nearby, however, will be closed off for the race, Brink said. WOBBLE, from page 1 VETERANS, from page 1

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Vanessa Veve, MDInternal and Geriatric MedicineSe Habla Espaol Dr. Veve is board certied in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Specializing in adult medicine with a focus on prevention and treatment of adult diseases, she is dedicated to working with her patients to identify their individual needs.SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Adult Physicals High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Geriatric Syndromes Dementia and Memory Loss Polypharmacy Heart Failure Diabetes Management Pain Control Make your appointment today! 1809 Collier Parkway | Lutz | (813) 909-2368VANESSA VEVE, MDBoard Certied in Internal and Geriatric Medicine www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201318 By B.C. Manion bcmanion@cnewspubs.com Thanksgiving is typically a time when loved ones get together to share a feast and count their blessings. Residents across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area shared their thoughts about their holiday traditions, favorite Thanksgiving foods, and what the day means to them.Residents around the region offer thoughts on Thanksgiving Reginald Hills 50, who works in nursing administration, said his favorite Thanksgiving memory was having all four generations of the family together at Thanksgiving 2000. Lou Giardina an electrician from Land O’ Lakes, said his family has a tradition.His extended family typically gathers in Dallas for Thanksgiving, but Reginald Hills and his wife, Traina, along with daughters, Toniah, 8, and Keriana, 3, recently moved to Wesley Chapel, so they won’t be able to join them in Texas. He thinks Thanksgiving is meant to be a time for philanthropy. “You give to those less fortunate,” Hills said. “There are homeless individuals out here or families who are homeless that need help.”His favorite Thanksgiving foods include Cajun turkey and brisket, and of course, the fixings, including baked macaroni and cheese, green beans and sweet potatoes.Thanksgiving also is a day for desserts. “You’ve got to have sweet potato pie and apple pie, pecan pie, and one of my favorites, peach cobbler,” he said. “I usually gain about 5 pounds for Thanksgiving.” “Typically we just all get together and tell everybody what we’re thankful for,” Lou Giardina said. His favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing. “It’s my mother’s stuffing, but my wife just happened to make the same kind,” said Giardina, 44. “Her mother made the same kind as my mother. “That’s why I married her. The stuffing,” he said, laughing. Giardina has a vivid memory of one Thanksgiving. “I got to basic training and the next day was Thanksgiving,” he said. The officers may have given them a little bit of a break. “I think they didn’t yell at us that much that day,” he said. Her family has a Thanksgiving tradition: “We take a moment to say what we’ve been thankful for.” Johnson’s favorite Thanksgiving memories involve getting together with family members in Arkansas, her home state. Typically, the feast she prepares includes chicken, dressing, ham, collard greens and sweet potatoes. Verna Johnson a retired first-grade teacher from Lutz offered this definition of Thanksgiving: “It’s just family and thanking God. It’s a family gathering.”She said she is grateful for the many blessings in her life. Her favorite Thanksgiving food is cranberry salad, which she makes with apples, celery, cranberries, nuts and raspberry Jell-O. “That was my mom’s favorite recipe,” she said. Johnson, who is 81, makes it every year. “In fact, my daughter said to me yesterday, ‘Mom, you’re going to make that cranberry salad, aren’t you?” she said. “That was my mom’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe.” Some of Verna Johnson’s favorite Thanksgiving memories come from the days when her husband was in the military and they celebrated with military friends. “It was family away from family,” she said.Tonji Johnson 47, of New Tampa, and her grandson Leo 2, recently were at The Shops at Wiregrass to do a bit of shopping.

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GET STARTED AT SHOPSMALL.COM/USSPI CITATIONS: 1From the second installment of the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey by the National Federation of Independent B usiness (NFIB) and American Express (November 26, 2012). Redshift Research asked 800 people: How much did you spend at small independently owned retailers, including restaurants on Nov. 24?Ž A sample size of 671 responding between Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 self reported a median spend of $75 which was extrapolated to the US population aged 18 and older who would have been aware of (67%) and shoppe d (47%) on Small Business Saturday. 2http:/ /www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/sres589/text 3Qualifying merchants are those located within the 50 U.S. States or D.C. that have 25 or fewer locations and a sum total 2012 A merican Express charge volume not to exceed $5 million. (Businesses located in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands must have 10 or fewer locations and a sum total 2012 American Express charge volume not to exceed $500,000 and additionally must not have headquarters in the 50 states or D.C.) Businesses in the following industries are excluded: government agencies, public administration, charities, non -pro“ts, trade associations, shopping property management companies, direct sellers, and political organizations. Small businesses that are part of a franchise brand with more than 100 stores are exclude d. Additionally, if a franchise brand has more than 20 corporate-owned units, then the entire brand is excluded. Businesses that accept the Card through Square are not eligible. Merchants that do not have a phy sical storefront or location are not eligible. GET READY FOR MAKE THE MOST OF THE BIG DAYVisit ShopSmall.com/USSPI to help make Small Business Saturday a success for your business. There, you can: € PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS Get local attention by creating a free, personalized marketing campaign that includes a personalized online ad, printable signage, social media copy, and email templates. You can also get tips and resources to help you get ready for the day. € RALLY YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Help build enthusiasm and drive local support for Small Business Saturday by becoming a Neighborhood Champion. € GET ON THE MAP If youre a qualifying American Express Card accepting small merchant, sign up by Nov 4 to get your business on an interactive map to help American Express Card Members “nd and shop at your business.3 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS YOUR DAYFounded by American Express in 2010, this day is dedicated to supporting local businesses that help neighborhoods prosper. Its celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and has given small businesses across the country a huge boost. € In 2012, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday are estimated to have spent a reported total of $5.5 billion with independent merchants.1 € In 2012, government ocials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. ocially recognized Small Business Saturday „ including President Obama and the U.S. Senate.2 GET STARTED TODAYVisit ShopSmall.com/USSPI today. Imagine what will happen when your entire neighborhood comes together to support the businesses they love. Join the movement and make Small Business Saturday huge for your business „ and your neighborhood. 16541 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 207  Lutz, FL 33558 northpointephysicians.com  (813) 920-8300 Mon, Tues & Fri: 8:30 to 5  Wed: 11 to 8  Thurs: 9 to 5ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Samantha Lindsay, M.D.Board Certified in Family Medicine Focus on women and children, including infants Land O Lakes residentSAME DAY APPOINTMENTS € Always see a doctor € Never a number € Approved facility for Vaccine for ChildrenWhy go to a walk-in clinic? Our doctor gives comprehensive school or sports physical for the same price or less. $30 FLU SHOTS www.LakerLutzNews.com Nove m ber 27, 201319 Color the picture above then mail to: Winter Wonderland Coloring Contest The Laker/ Lutz News 3632 Land O Lakes Blvd., Suite 102 Land O Lakes, FL 34639EACH WEEK’S WINNER GETS 2 TICKETS TO TAMPA’S LOWRY PARK ZOO! 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida(813) 935-8552LowryParkZoo.com select nights in decemberPresented by Tickets have no cash value. Non-refundable. Tickets not valid for special events. The Zoo and/or its attractions may close due to inclement weather or other circumstances.Name:_____________________________________________________Parent Name(s)___________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:________________________________Zip:____________Phone:________________________________Age:_______Grade:______ School:_____________________________________________________Interests:_________________________________________________

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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201320 Send school news to mrathman@cnewspubs.com RED RIBBON WEEK CONTESTThe National Family Partnership is looking for entries for the new theme of next year’s Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. The winning slogan and design will be used throughout 2014 at schools and communities across the United States, and the winner will receive $500 worth of Red Ribbon Week merchandise for their school. Entries must be received by Dec. 2 via email to redribbon@nfp.org, or by traditional mail to National Family Partnership, 2490 Coral Way, Miami, 33145. Entrants must include their name, school, telephone number and email address. For complete contest rules, visit RedRibbon.org/enter.NEW CAMBRIDGE PROGRAM PRESENTATIONSPasco Middle and Pasco High schools will launch new Cambridge education programs, developed 150 years ago by the University of Cambridge in England. Parents with students entering the sixth through 10th grade in the 2014-15 school year, and wishing to learn more, have a choice of two upcoming meetings:  Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., Centennial Middle School, 38505 Centennial Road in Dade City  Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel Those who cannot attend a meeting can learn more about the program, its benefits, get application and acceptance requirements, and have their questions answered by school and district officials. For information on the scheduled presentations, call Linda Cobbe at (813) 794-2717.CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOST SCHOOL BANDSThe Center for the Arts at River Ridge will host a variety of school bands throughout December. All concerts are at 7 p.m., and admission is free. The upcoming schedule is:  Dec. 3, Bayonet Point Middle School Band Concert  Dec. 4, Gulf Middle School Band Concert  Dec. 9, Hudson Middle School Band Concert  Dec. 10, Chasco Middle School Band and Choral Concert  Dec. 11, River Ridge High School Band Concert  Dec. 12, Cypress Elementary School Band Concert  Dec. 13, Gulf Middle School Glee and Talent Showcase  Dec. 14, Mitchell High School Prism Band Concert  Dec. 16, Moon Lake Elementary School Music Concert  Dec. 17, Long Leaf Elementary School Choral Concert Students tap into their creative side Nine students from Liberty Middle School drew on their creativity to enter the 2013 National PTSA Reflections Art Competition, ‘Believe, Dream, Inspire.’ First place winners were Mackenzie Bray in visual arts, Amanda Yelvington in photography, and Taylor Pfister in dance choreography. These students will now participate in the district level competition. Honoring the three were, from left, principal James Ammirati, Matthew Rothfarb, Isabel Pliska, Bray, Pfister, Madelyn Greco, Kelly Tian, Chloe Kelley, PTSA’s RoseMarie Kelley, Yelvington, and PTSA’s Melissa Aucker. (Photo courtesy of Liberty Middle School) Continued on next page The LAKER/ Lutz NEWS 3632 Land O’ Lake s B lvd., S te 102 Land O’ Lake s FL 34639 phone : 813.909.2800  fax : 813.909.2802 www.cnew s pub s .co m FALL FOOD DRIVE The holidays are coming!Help us help the hungry in our community who are struggling to feed their family during this time of the year.The Laker/Lutz New s Donat i on s Collect i on B ox For Feed i ng A m er i ca Ta m pa B ayS uncoa s t B ranch 3632 LAND OLAKES BLVD., SUITE 102 € COPPERSTONE EXECUTIVE SUITES Ite m s needed m ost are : € Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, sausage) € Canned fruits & vegetables € Canned & boxed meals (soups, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese) € Pasta & rice € Peanut butter No g lass please. Pop-top i te m s preferred. 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Original owner, 1578 square foot home built in 1970 on .a 61 acre site with 102 feet of lake frontage on Lake Padgett. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712 GATED COMMUNITY 3/2.5/3 plus den and caged pool Mahogany wood floors and cabinets, stainless appliances and stone counter tops! Luxurious jets in the soaking tub and separate walk-in shower in the master bedroom. Call Faith Garcia to see this executive home today! 813-503-6610 NEAR TO CITRUS PARK MALL AND DALE MABRY HIGHAY 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fenced yard, 2 car garage, 2 story home 2400 square foot home with master bedroom on the first floor, large 2nd bedroom and/or media room upstairs. $279,500 Call Allen Senel 727-492-5023 TIRED OF RENTING? OWN YOUR OWN HOME … Great starter home in Land O Lakes; 1 bedroom 1 bathroom for only $59,999. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712LAKE LOTS YOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKEFRONT ESTATE; First time ever on the market! Magnificent wooded lakefront lot located on Lake Saxon, an 87 acre ski lake. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201321  Dec. 18, Calusa Elementary School Band Concert  Dec. 19, River Ridge Middle School Band and Choral Concert The Center for the Arts is at 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey. UNIVERSITY WOMEN BOOK CLUBThe Tampa Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., for a book discussion on “Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. The group will meet at Barnes & Noble, 11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood, followed by lunch at Carmel Caf & Wine Bar. For information, call Avis Chaplick at (813) 920-7077.MANDARIN CHINESE CLASSESThose interested in Chinese language and culture, can join a Mandarin Chinese class on Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. The class will be conducted by an experienced Chinese volunteer teacher. For information, call Michele Laney at (813) 929-1214.SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL TO OPENEsther’s School — a special needs school specializing in autism, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning differences — is slated to open Jan. 6.The school will combine a Christian education with individualized learning and character building. Each child will work at his or her own pace. Diagnostic testing and individualized curriculum will be offered. It will be located at St. James Methodist Church, 16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in New Tampa. For information, call Marilyn Davis at (813) 454-8377 or (727) 544-4700.FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERSHillsborough County Extension offers workshops that provide training and technical assistance to early childhood professionals. The workshops are free for all licensed child care providers in Hillsborough County. For others, the cost is $10. The upcoming schedule is as follows:  Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Teaching Music to Young Children  Dec. 10, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers  Dec. 12, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Art Appreciation for Young Children  Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., What Does Time Mean to Children  Jan. 16, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., How to Get Parents on Your Team  Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Science for Preschool ChildrenRegistration is required for each workshop, and must be done online at extension.psu.edu/cyttap. Click on the green “State Training” tab at the bottom of the page, choose “Florida,” then “Tampa,” and find the workshops.For information, call Diana Converse at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140.MARCHING VIRGINIANS WELCOMES SHELBY COLEMANShelby Coleman, an animal and poultry sciences student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has become a member of the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. Coleman plays the clarinet and is a rank captain.Coleman is a graduate of Freedom High School in New Tampa. John Long students take hike for school John Long Middle School students celebrate at a party after their Go Take a Hike Walkathon on Oct. 18 netted more than $10,000 for the school. Students bringing in the most pledges were Vashawn Williams, Lucas Pelt and Taylor Bruno. 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By Michael Murillo The Laker/Lutz News Correspondent When parents sign their children up with i9 Sports, they notice that it’s missing a lot of things one might expect in a youth sports league. There’s no ultra-competitive atmosphere, no tryouts, and no fighting for playing time. There are no crazy practice schedules, either — it’s just one day a week, prior to the actual game. There are changes for the adults as well, such as no mandatory volunteer hours and a lack of incessant fundraisers. In fact, a lot of the things that can take the fun out of youth sports has purposely been eliminated. What i9 offers (and what’s missing) is part of the reason the Tampabased organization, now celebrating its 10th year, has grown to more than a half-million participants across 26 states — including through Pasco and Hillsborough counties.“In most other youth sport programs, they’re really adult sports played by kids,” said Brian Sanders, president and chief operating officer of i9 Sports. “And research study after study has shown that kids want to have fun. That’s the reason they play sports.” Many recreational leagues have become a lot of work, especially for parents. The idea behind i9 was to bring it back to the children themselves. “So we’ve tried to reinvent youth sports and take it back to where people wanted the programs to be to begin with,” Sanders said. That means an emphasis on learning fundamentals and good sportsmanship instead of simply winning, and a focus on having fun instead of the stress associated with having their on-field performance critiqued and evaluated. Teams are co-ed and the leagues try to accommodate children who already are friends so they can play on the same team. But every child, regardless of ability, gets equal playing time and participation recognition. Special awards are given out, but they’re not based on athletic ability. Instead, teams focus on one aspect of leadership and good play each week, and the child who best demonstrates those traits earns a sportsmanship medal. The end result is what Sanders calls healthy and age-appropriate competition, and an atmosphere where kids truly enjoy playing. That includes Lorraine Gallo’s son, Anthony, who she admits didn’t enter i9 sports as an enthusiastic athlete. “He was an Xbox boy,” Gallo explained. But after starting out on a soccer team, he’s added flag football to his sports schedule and has learned the value of making new friends and being part of a team. Now he’s anxious to get back on the field during season breaks, and has even joined his middle school’s football team. Gallo herself appreciates the fact that, as a parent, she isn’t spending time manning a concession booth or selling chocolate, which can be a normal part of the youth sports experience for adults. Instead, she sits in the stands and watches him play, along with other parents from both teams who are all there to lend support in a positive environment. Since all parents sign a “parental pledge” affirming their commitment to a fun, nonstressful atmosphere for the children, Gallo doesn’t have to worry about over-competitive parents who yell at the players, badger referees about missed calls and diminish the experience for the rest of the team and the families. Instead, everyone can cheer on their children and enjoy the experience. But the biggest change has come from Anthony, and Gallo said what he’s learned has made the experience very worthwhile for her family. “He’s learned patience, he’s learned teamwork. He’s learned sportsmanship. He’s a totally different child,” she said. Sanders will try to reach more children in that same way as the organization continues to grow. i9 operates by selling franchises in various areas, and all follow the basic concepts of minimal commitment needed to participate. i9 plans to accelerate its expansion goals and highlight the differences between them and other youth sports offerings Sanders said. “Our program format is working well. There’s no one else that is doing what we’re doing right now, and we believe there’s a huge need for what we provide,” he said. “You can sum up what we offer as fun, safety and convenience, and it’s something that both parents and the kids are really finding is different versus the other programs.” For more information about i9Sports, visit www.i9sports.com. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201324 Your Neighborhood Sports Source Community SportsCommunity Sports SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS CHECK THIS OUT A decade later, youth sports group still strong With short practices, reduced parental involvement, and sports for everyone, the i9 Sports franchise has grown from a small operation in Tampa to 600,000 players in more than half the country over the last decade. (Photo courtesy of i9 Sports) Where to find i9 Sportsi9 Sports was founded in the Tampa Bay area, and has grown to 600,000 players across the country. And locally, there are several opportunities to participate. Local director Jimmy Barbarise offers various sports in a few locations around the area, including basketball at Academy at the Lakes, soccer at Imagine School, and football at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center. Barbarise also offers baseball, football and soccer at John Long Middle School, and baseball at Connerton Elementary School. For more information on local i9 activities, call Barbarise at (813) 532-1507. O!G! continues local soccer dominance The fall soccer season for the New Adult Premiere Soccer League came to an end Nov. 17 when the O!G! team beat Florida Soccer Club 8-3 in the final. The game was played at Crossroads Community Methodist Church on County Line Road, and continues the winning streak for O!G!, which won the summer season as well under the leadership of Phil Bennett. (Photo courtesy of Colin Eke)Flapjack 5k runThe 20th annual Flapjack 5k Race will take place Dec. 15 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.The event, hosted by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and presented by Esmeralda’s Boutique, begins at 8 a.m. for the 5kilometer race, and 8:45 a.m. for the 1-mile race. Adults are $20 and kids and teens through their senior year of high school are $15 through Dec. 5. After that, all entries are $25. For more information, visit CentralPascoChamber.com, or Active.com. Local players are national champsClearwater Christian College’s volleyball team won the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association Division II national championship Nov. 16. The Cougars entered the tournament seeded second, and secured the title after defeating six opponents, including Ozark Christian College in the final match.Two Odessa players were part of the team — Devan and Karley Dampier. They are both graduates of Mitchell High School, and are the daughters of Drew and JaneAnn Dampier of Odessa. Devan Dampier is pursuing a degree in exercise sport science at the school, while Karly Dampier is pursing a degree in interdisciplinary studies. Free hoop shoot for kidsThe Zephyrhills Elks Lodge will host the Local Lodge National Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest Dec. 7 at the East Pasco Family YMCA, 3701 Chapel Hill Loop. The contest is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13, and is free to participants. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA gymnasium. All participants are required to wear gym shoes, T-shirt, and pants or gym shorts. Basketball uniforms are acceptable, but not required. Following the competition, the participants and their families are invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony hosted by the Elk Lodge, located at 6851 Wire Road in Zephyrhills. For more information, call Jay Klamer at (813) 782-2861.Senior Slo Pitch registrationThe Slo Pitch Softball League, geared toward players older than 60, will host registration every Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3932 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.Teams will be balanced, and will play Friday mornings. For more information, call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211.Tampa Y’s Turkey Gobble 5KThe Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA will host a 5-kilometer run — the Tampa Y’s Turkey Gobble 5K — in downtown Tampa on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Channelside Drive. Awards will be given for top three finishers in both male and female categories, as well as for the largest corporate team, and best turkey costume. Registration fee is $25 per teen or adult before Nov. 25, or $30 afterward. Children ages 6 through 11 are $10, while groups of five or more receive a $2 discount per person. For more information, visit www.YMCA5K.com, or email ymca5k@tampaymca.org.

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Lutz NEWSFREELutz NEWS SERVING LUTZ/ODESSA NOVEMBER 27, 2013 Call AttorneyJIMHOLLIDAY813-868-1887 AUTO ACCIDENT?SLIP & FALL? No Fees Or Costs Unless You WinHelping Injured PeopleHOLLID A Y BOMHOFF KARA TINOS P.L. Attorneys at LawI Will Aggressively Fight To Protect Your Legal Rights18920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 101 Lutz, FL (Corner of Sunlake & Dale Mabry) 11.30.13TheLAKER/LutzNEWSsupporting local businesses for more than 50 years. SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL SHOP LOCALLY ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BUSINESS SATURDAY www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday OF NEW HOMES Learn more at Connerton.com Enter Today!Tour Connertons four premier home builder models and Club Connerton to enter for $1000 CASH! The more models you tour, the better opportunity to win!*US Hwy 41, Land O Lakes 6 miles north of SR 54 By Michael Hinmanm h i n m an@cnewspub s.co mAs a soldier returning from an unpopular war, Rudy Salas already faced rejection from the very people he had sworn to protect as a U.S. Marine. And while those soldiers did not deserve the way they were treated coming back from Vietnam, Salas knew his life would be even more difficult because he lost his left leg, and society already wasnt very welcoming to anyone who was different from them. The only reference I ever had to limb loss was when you would see street people on the corner with tin cups selling pencils, Salas said. I could never imagine myself doing that. Salas, who now lives in Wesley Chapel, was forced to experience life as an amputee head-on following an explosion months into his first and only tour in Vietnam. It was Jan. 26, 1967, and Salas had just jumped off a helicopter with his squad leader to secure an area. Although fighting could be heard in the distance, Salas wasnt expecting any problems. Until he stepped on a land mine. My leg was immediately gone, Salas Rudy Salas, the president of the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team, shows off his pin-filled hat, including an American flag pin (top left corner) he received from the U.S. Secret Service. Salas, an amputee from the Vietnam War, works to help other amputees in the area. (Photo by Michael Hinman)Veterans group brings light to amputees nationwideSee VETERANS, page16 Wiregrass Wobble is drawing young and oldSee WOBBLE, page16 By B.C. Manionbcmanion@cnewspubs.comIts an inaugural race, but already the Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel is expected to draw as many as 1,300 runners. The race already had registered 991 runners by Nov. 21, said race director Brian Brink. He expects as many as 20 percent of the races participants to register on race day, which is on Thanksgiving. The 5-kilometer event, which is a walk or run event, begins at 7:30 a.m., and the onemile fun run and walk begins at 8:15 a.m. So far, runners from 30 states have signed up, said Brink, who is general manager for Fitniche at The Shops at Wiregrass. The oldest runner registered so far is 83. He thinks the youngest in the one-mile fun run and walk will be about 3. Fitniche is putting on the race, in conjunction with the New Tampa Rotary and the New Tampa YMCA. Besides giving runners a new race, the event is raising money for Feeding America Tampa Bay and the New Tampa YMCA.The inspiration for the Wiregrass Wobble came from a running group established by Brink that regularly runs on Thursday nights at The Shops, located at 28211 Paseo Drive.Last year, members from the group deBy B.C. Manionb c m ani on@cnewspub s.co mThere was a time, not many years ago, when the future appeared uncertain for Saint Anthony School in San Antonio. Attendance had dwindled to 153, and there was talk of shutting down the elementary school. At that point, when the enrollment was really low, a group of parents rolled up their sleeves and went to work in every way they could (to) get the word out about the school, said Will Plazewski, whose son represents the fourth generation of his family to attend Saint Anthony. It was amazing that even though the school has been here for 129 years, how many people in East Pasco County had no idea that it existed. Parents spread the word, and a 15-second commercial at the Cobb Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel also helped attract students, he said. Sister Alice Ottapurackal, the schools These children help break ground for a new school building to house Saint Anthony School. The new facility will be able to acco mmodate 270 students. (Photo courtesy of Saint Anthony School) Sister Alice Ottapurackal is the principal of Saint Anthony School. She is optimistic about its future growth. (Photo by B.C. Manion)See SCHOOL, page16 Saint Anthony School builds on optimism

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WHEN WAS YOUR LAST CHECKUP? www.brittendental.com213 Crystal Grove Blvd. Lutz, FL 33548-6452 Leonard L. Britten, D.D.S. Nicholas L. Britten, D.M.D. IF IT FEELS LIKE IT HAPPENED IN ANOTHER ERA, IT PROBABLY DID.CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY.813.949.8411 The Eye CareProfessionalsof Tampa Bay, LLCWe are a full scope optometric practice, offering eye care for all ages from 6 months to seniors24412 SR 54 Lutz, FL 33559813.949.7274 Ferman ChryslerParking Lot SR 54 SR 56I-75Oak Grove Blvd. Our old LocationOUR NEW LOCATIONNEW LOCATION:Dr. David F. Scamard, O.D.formerly Make sure to utilize your flex spending and insurance benefits before the end of the year!TRUST YOUR EYES TO THE PROFESSIONALSMOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED. YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INSURANCE WELCOMED. www.LakerLutzNews.com Novem ber 27, 20132 Let down your HAIR this Holiday Season Treatments Steam Infusion Now @ HairStyle! Agave Smoothing Treatment Deep Conditioning Color by: Retouch | Cut | Style From $60 Partial Hi Lights From $55 Full Hi Lights From $75 All over Color | Cut | Style From $75 Gift Cards | Walk Ins Welcome | Free Consultations 23014 S tate Rd 54 | 813-948-1270 HairStyle-Salon.com |by Michael Schipano At Home Care Redken Pureology Craven Chiropractic Offers Patients Breakthrough Treatment For Neuropathy.Do you or a loved one suffer from neuropathy or chronic pain? Dr. Michael Craven can offer you relief with NeuropathyDR Protocol. (813) 996-9800Dr. Michael A Craven, D.C.5420 Land OLakes Blvd Land O Lakes, FL 34639www.NeuropathyLandOLakes.com Hours: Monday W ednesday, Thursday 9 to 6 Tuesday 2 to 6; Friday 9 to 12 Knights of Columbus step up for special needsThe Knights of Columbus Council 8104, of Land O Lakes, presented a check for $150 to benefit 43 special needs children at Connerton Elementary School. The donation was planned for a Thanksgiving Day feast on Nov. 26 for the children, at which the Knights were set to serve the children. Making the presentation are, from left, Knights Bob Barbero, Ken Millman and Jay Messina, along with the staff members from Connerton. (Photo courtesy of Ron Ludwin) The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportPrize packs featuring the new film Free Birds are on their way to talented artists in the community as the Cobb Theatres Free Birds Coloring Contest comes to a close.The contest is sponsored by Cobb Theatres, with a Grove 16 & CineBistro location at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, as well as The Laker/Lutz News. The actual entries from the winners can be found by visiting the papers Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheLakerLutzNews. Winners were: R eese Alani s, 11, a sixth-grader at Pine View Middle School. Alanis, who enjoys movies, basketball, soccer, video games and longboarding, colored his birds quite realistically. Ni c h olas Luppi no, 7, a second-grader at Veterans Elementary School. Luppino, who enjoys karate, kickboxing, football, dancing, laser tag and military, used lots of bright colors on his birds. Sam Bob Cu nni ngh a m 6, is a firstgrader at Maniscalco Elementary School. Cunningham, who enjoys BMX racing, Beyblades and Rainbow Loom bands, made his birds patriotic. Jade McCar ter 4 is a prekindergarten student at ZFN Kidcare. McCarter, who likes dancing, singing, princesses and Peter Rabbit, colored her birds in pastels.Free Birds coloring contest winners announced

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By Michael Hinmanmhinman@cnewspubs.comThe Jewish celebration of Hanukkah predates Christmas by at least a couple centuries. But for the first time since 2002, the festival of lights is being mentioned in the same breath as a different holiday, Thanksgiving. And that likely wont happen again until people travel in flying cars and live on Mars. The first night of Hanukkah begins at sunset Nov. 27. And because November started on a Friday, Thanksgiving doesnt take place until Nov. 28. And thats not very common. Its quite rare for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving to overlap, but its not really rare for it to start in November, said Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, who leads Chabad at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Hanukkah started on Nov. 28 in 1994, and it will again in 2032. The only thing different is that Thanksgiving is a lot later than it usually is. The last time Hanukkah started on the Thanksgiving eve was in 1899, well, that is according to ReformJudaism.org. And it will only happen once more in 2089. That means Jews will celebrate Hanukkah the same time theyre sitting down to watch football. And it opens the door to merge some of the traditions of both holidays. The rabbis wife, Chanie Yarmush, recently shared some recipes with her womens group that provide the best of both worlds. For example, instead of the traditional potato latkes, Chanie Yarmush suggests sweet potato latkes. Instead of applesauce, families could try cranberry-applesauce. Thats what Chabad is, a place to be traditional and still be contemporary with whats going on throughout the world, Mendy Yarmush said. Chabad at Wiregrass, which started in 2008 and is part of the international Chabad movement, is staying out of the way of traditional Thanksgiving celebrations, but has still scheduled a pair of events to help celebrate the holiday. The first is a Hanukkah party on Nov. 27 where teens will load a stretch limousine to first attend the grand menorah lighting in Tampa, and then continue their celebration at the Tampa Bay Lightning game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Then, on Dec. 1, Chabad at Wiregrass will host its sixth annual Hanukkah celebration at The Shops at Wiregrass. That will include a menorah lighting in front of the Dillards store, and a number of other activities including music, food, face painting, and even a giant Jenga game. Both events start at 5:30 p.m. I didnt want to challenge people to choose between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Yarmush said. This way, they have the first night to light their menorah, to heat their turkey, and maybe even play a little with the dreidel. Chabad at Wiregrass is not affiliated with any particular Jewish movement, although the international group has roots in the Hasidic community. Its congregation, which pulls from North Tampa and central Pasco County, meets at 2124 Ashley Oaks Circle in Wesley Chapel. For more information, visit them online at ChabadAtWiregrass.com. Happy Thanksgivingfrom Our Family to Yours 813.909.2800www.lakerlutznews.com www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20133 ADVERTISINGTERRI WILLIAMSON twilliamson@cnewspubs.comLutz, Wesley ChapelSUZANNE BEAUCHAINE sbeauchaine@cnewspubs.comSales AssistantCAROLYN BENNETT cbennett@cnewspubs.comCustomer ServiceRACHEL THOMPSON rthompson@cnewspubs.comClassified & Directory Sales DESIGN SUBSCRIPTIONS: Paid subscriptions available for those outside delivery area. Call 813-909-2800.CIRCULATION: If you did not receive your paper, or to stop your paper, call 727-530-5521.NEWS DEADLINE: Thursday at noon. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Friday at noon. DISPLAY AD DEADLINE: Thursday, 5 p.m.EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS: Suggestions for news content and coverage are welcome and e-mails are invited. 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Chabad at Wiregrass will do it all again Dec. 1 in front of Dillards, which will include food, face painting, and games. (Photos courtesy of Rabbi Mendy Yarmush) Young people join hands in front of the menorah at The Shops at Wiregrass during a Hanukkah celebration event there. Children do crafts at a recent Hanukkah party at The Shops at Wiregrass.

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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20134 Send business news to mhinman@cnewspubs.com send up to 70 boxes to military personnel this holiday season. For more information on how to support the troops during the holiday season, visit OurTroopsOnline.com.PEREZ JOINS CAMEO SALON & SPADawn Perez has joined Cameo Salon & Spa as a licensed cosmetologist specializing in color, highlights and cuts. Originally from New York, Perez moved to Florida in 2009. She has 17 years experience, the past four working as a cosmetology instructor. For more information, call Perez at (813) 948-7411. Cameo Salon & Spa is located at 1817 Collier Parkway in Lutz.DONATIONS EARN SPA TIMEThe Planet Beat Contempo Spas in New Tampa, Seven Oaks and Westchase are celebrating the holidays by offering Days of Spa certificates to anyone who donates a toy valued at more than $10, or canned goods for families in need for Christmas. Current members will receive a free lotion sample or spa service for their donation. The Days of Spa certificate is valued at more than $129, and entitles the bearer to 12 consecutive days of spa services through Jan. 31. The certificates are transferable. For more information, call (813) 9719337, or (813) 991-4433.LEARN ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIAThe SmartStart business incubator in Dade City is offering Social Media and Your Business Dec. 3 at noon, at the Dade City incubator, 15000 Citrus Country Drive, Suite 103. Participants should bring their own lunch. For more information, email Krista Covey at kcovey@pascoedc.com.CONTEST OFFERS FINANCIAL PLANNINGSeveral area companies have banded together to offer a free complete financial plan to an area family for the holiday season. Independent Financial Services of Land O Lakes has joined Gregg Heckley, Attorney at Law; and Balanced Accounting and Tax Inc., to provide the package, valued at $1,500. The plan would include a complete look at the familys financial future, as well as the completion of a complete last will and testament package, and personal tax preparation.It is critical that people plan for their financial future, and according to statistics, many people have little to no plan on how they will fund their retirement years beyond what Social Security has to offer, said Jeannie Holliday, financial advisor and coowner of Independent Financial Services, in a release. Those eligible to enter must live in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties), write a statement up to 300 words on why they should win the contest, and other factors. More information and an entry form can be found at tinyurl.com/FinanceContest, or by calling (813) 908-2701. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT EAST-WEST ANIMAL HOSPITALEast-West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O Lakes Blvd., in Lutz, will host its Christmas celebration Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The hospitals mascot, Barley the Opossum, will pose for photos as Barley Claus. A calendar and T-shirts featuring Barley will be sold to help local animal rescue organizations. There also will be food and giveaways. Barley was the only survivor of a car accident when he was just two weeks old. A former employee of the animal hospital rescued him, and tube-fed him until he could eat on his own. For more information on the event, visit EastWestAnimalHospital.com, or call (813) 948-6534.DEALERSHIP HELPS SOLDIERS FOR THE HOLIDAYSParks Ford, 28739 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, recently wrapped up its Support the Troops drive, which collected items for the military between October and November at the dealership. Once the drive was over, a Parks Ford team delivered all the items collected, volunteered to help pack boxes, and donated $2,500. The funds help the group with its biggest challenge paying for shipment of donated items overseas. This particular donation will allow Support the Troops to Dawn Perez Fill the FiatParks Fiat of Wesley Chapel has partnered with the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund, encouraging people to help them Fill the Fiat. Now through Dec. 31, people who visit guest services at The Shops at Wiregrass and make a small donation of cash, toys or gift items, can receive a coupon book of savings at The Shops. The fund helps local Tampa Bay families in need during the holiday. Also, anyone who test drives a Fiat on Dec. 7, Parks Fiat will donate $10 to the wish fund. 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By Michael Hinmanmhinman@cnewspubs.comIts not very often Pasco County can brag about being the home of a public company. But in less than a week, Zephyrhills will get that honor when CES Synergies begins trading over-the-counter under the symbol CESX. Its an effort that is expected to raise millions of dollars for the full-service environmental, demolition and mold remediation company, creating potentially thousands of jobs across the country. And even better for Zephyrhills, CES also plans to move the core of its operations from nearby Crystal Springs right into the citys growing downtown district. The company plans to open offices in the upper floors of the former Wachovia Bank building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street, right in the heart of proposed road upgrades by the Florida Department of Transportation. This gives the chance for local people who know the company to actually enjoy the fruits of it going public, said Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets of North Miami Beach, who is now a member of the CES board of directors. They have a chance to own part of the company, and join us as were poised to go on the bigger market, like the Nasdaq exchange. Chartier presented the new public company to an audience of potential investors last week at Manolos Ristorante Italiano in Zephyrhills. There, Chartier offered shares at $1 each as long as buyers were ready to gobble them up in blocks of 15,000. Traditionally, companies would hit the stock market through an initial public offering, similar to what Twitter did earlier this month when it closed on its first day at $44.90 a share, and raising $31 billion. Taking that approach is very expensive and time-consuming, and could take longer than the year CES needed to go public. Instead, CES took a different approach, called a reverse merger. It found a public shell company basically a company with no remaining assets and purchased it. Its similar to buying a house. The infrastructure is already there for electricity, water and cable, just as the shell company had everything in place to operate as a public company. Chartier discovered CES nearly by accident. While hes always looking for businesses that could potentially be good public company candidates, Chartier said he didnt even have CES on his radar until he met owner Al Biston. When he finally did, Chartier liked what he saw. Theres 140 years of experience with management alone, Chartier said. We feel that a lot of institutional funds will be very attracted to this company, thus potentially boosting the stock price in the near future. Becoming a public company is a completely new world for CES, which has operated 35 years doing business in private, starting originally as Cross Environmental Services. Now everything from its financial records to major personnel changes are part of the public record through the SEC, necessary so investors have a complete picture before buying in. According to its initial filings, CES has a little more than 140 employees, had revenue of $6.8 million over the last six months generating a loss of a little more than $363,000 but the company also has a backlog of projects worth more than $9 million. Its clients include federal agencies like NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Air Force, as well as industrial and commercial companies like Publix, Cemex, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Local governments that work with CES include the University of South Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation. This same time last year, CES turned a profit of $1.3 million on revenue of $9.7 million. Money raised through this stock offering will fuel expansion for CES, primarily in the acquisition of other smaller companies like it around the country, to help broaden its client base. Although the jobs created through that growth will be outside Pasco and Hillsborough counties, the success will filter its way back into the area especially for local investors if the stock value rises, as Chartier expects. Biston and two other business partners purchased the former Wachovia Bank building on Fifth Avenue in 2009 for $550,000. They later offered the building to the city for $855,000 as a possible new library before council members decided to expand the library at its current site. Biston told The Laker/Lutz News that he had bought out his other partners on the building recently, and is now the sole owner. He plans to use the upper floors, and lease out the bottom floor for a storefront business, possibly an eatery. Hes a one-man show. He is economic development, and obviously a very successful man, City Councilman Kenneth Compton said of Biston. Compton was at the presentation Thursday night with fellow councilman Charlie Proctor. I think we all have a mutually beneficial relationship, he said. Zephyrhills has benefitted from a competitive businessman. Its a very big day for Zephyrhills, and its a big day for Pasco County. FOUNDING PARTNER *Source: American Booksellers Association Indie Impact Study Series survey of independent, locally-owned business owners, conducted by Civic Economics, July 2012Sept. 2013 2013 American Express Company. ShopSmall.comHOW TO BUILD PARKS WITHSTUFFED ANIMALSWhen you shop small and local, more than half the money you spend stays in the community, helping to support all sorts of local services, like the parks department.* Its part of building a stronger, more vibrant neighborhood. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20135 CES has focused on environmental, demolition and mold since it was founded in 1988. Based on Crystal Springs, but soon moving some operations to Zephyrhills, CES goes public this week with shares starting at $1. (Photo courtesy of CES Synergies) Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets, and a member of the CES Synergies board of directors, shares why he feels people should invest in the Crystal Springs company on the public market. A small group of people gathered at Manolos Ristorante Italiano on Fifth Avenue in Zephyrhills to hear the presentation. (Photo by Michael Hinman)

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Dr. Katherine Standley is a Pasco County native who attended Moon Lake Elementary, Hudson Middle and Hudson High, where she graduated in 2000. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida and received her medical degree in 2009 from NOVA University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Standley returned to USF for an internship in internal medicine, residency in neurology and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis. She is one of few physicians in Tampa Bay to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis. She is married to Dr. Joseph Standley, a rehabilitative physician at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. The couple has been married six years and are the proud parents of a 16-month-old daughter, Mia. The Standleys live in Wesley Chapel on a 5-acre hobby farm, where they enjoy their horses and love to fish and boat. TheLaker / LutzNews& Working together for GOOD HEALTH The newest physician to join Florida Medical Clinics Neurology group, Dr. Katherine Standley, brings new expertise in multiple sclerosis to the practice. An aunt and several friends have been diagnosed with MS and their experiences led me to want to learn more about the disease and its treatments, said Dr. Standley. I find it an exciting field because MS is in the forefront of neurology research and many new treatments and drugs have been introduced in the past 20 years that have had a huge impact on slowing down this disease and improving a patients quality of life. Dr. Standley explains that MS is a disease primarily found in women that is typically diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50. It is not contagious or directly inherited, and early treatment can change the course of the disease.MS disease attacks the nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or as severe as paralysis and blindness. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from person to person. There are many people with MS who function normally with no visible affects, said Dr. Standley. New treatments and advances in research have given new hope to people with MS and many go on to have children and live a long, productive life. The key is early diagnosis and treatment. There are a reported 450,000 cases of MS in the U.S., although Dr. Standley believes the number is closer to 1 million when including those who have not been diagnosed. We encourage anyone who exhibits any of the most common MS symptoms to see their doctor because the earlier you are diagnosed, the more you will be able to manage the disease and live a normal life. said Dr. Standley. In addition to treating MS patients, Dr. Standley helps patients who suffer from migraine headaches, another illness more common in women than men. Standley sees patients in other areas of neurology too, including cognitive diseases such as Alzheimers. In addition, she also sees those afflicted with non-cognitive disorders such as Parkinsons and epilepsy. Dr. Standley is working with the other neurologists at Florida Medical Clinic to participate in clinical research trials, which will give the group access to the newest drugs available to treat MS and other neurological diseases. New FMC Neurologist specializes in MS Common MS SymptomsFatigue Numbness Walking, balance and coordination problems Bladder dysfunction Bowel dysfunction Vision problems Dizziness and vertigo Pain Cognitive dysfunction Emotional changes Depression Spasticity Whos whoMeetDr. Katherine Standley 27416 Cashford Circle, Suite 101 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544813-528-4843www.floridamedicalclinic.com 813-780-8440Drs. Katherine and Joseph Standley and their daughter, Mia. www.LakerLutzNews.com Novem ber 27, 20136 Mounted law enforcement officers from the Pasco County Sheriffs Office conduct a safety demonstration as part of the Great American Teach-In at Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel last week. The event gives students a chance to see firsthand different career choices available to them. (Photos by Michael Hinman) Walt Rogers, an engineer with the Temple Terrace Fire Department, and a parent to a Weightman Middle School student, talks about his job as an emergency vehicle driver with students during the Great American Teach-In.

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Melanie Aya-ay, MD | Plastic Surgeon Claudia Lago MD | Breast Surgeon Mia Jackson, MD | Diagnostic Radiologist Were in this together!Many changes occur in your breasts during your lifetime. It is important to understand which changes are normal and which are not. Our physicians will discuss the following: Early detection of breast cancer How to manage your risk of developing breast cancer Developing surgical trends Reconstructive options for breast cancer patients St. Josephs Hospital-North Garden L obb y Classroom Van Dyke Road | Lutz Reserve your space: () -bb StJosephsNorth.org/EventsLike us on Facebook. Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention Community Education Seminar Thursday, December t, pmFREE SEMINAR | FREE PARKING | REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED StJosephsNorth.org/EventsBC1303529 e team at St. Josephs Hospital is on your side, and they are ghting with you. Cancer is an enemy we are all ghting together! Linda C. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 20137

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ENJOY YOUR WEEKENDS Spend your free time with the ones you love, not taking care of your lawn. 2. 3.to Love 813-996-7300www.mcguiresoutdoors.com www.LakerLutzNews.com Novem ber 27, 20139 By Di ane KortusPub l i sherI spent last weekend with my two brothers in Vilano Beach, an island just north of St. Augustine, in a house that fronts the Atlantic Ocean. The house is battered grey by years of sun and wind; its dcor a step back to the 1970s with foil wallpaper, macram wall hangings and avocado-colored pots and pans. In many ways this weathered house with its s feeling was a perfect setting for a weekend away with my brothers. The three of us last lived together in the 1970s, when I was in college and the boys in high school.We were middle children in a large Minnesota family. We grew up close in age (my parents had 10 children in 14 years), and most of us never moved farther than a few hours from our fathers home in St. Paul.Jimmy and I were the only ones to leave the area, moving to Florida in our 20s. But the 1,500 miles separating us from our brothers and sisters never changed how we felt about them. That was especially true for Jimmy and Tom, who have always remained close. Over the years, Jimmy and I have looked forward to visits from our brothers and sisters. In the beginning, when we were all young and Florida still a novelty, three or four siblings would visit each year. That pace slowed as we married, had children, and our work commitments grew. Time off became precious, and visits from brothers and sisters slowed to just once or twice a year. So when brother Tom announced a few weeks back that he and his wife Sue were coming for a visit, it was a wonderful surprise, and we planned the weekend together in Vilano Beach. It was not long after the dinner plates were pushed aside and the carrot cake served that we began to reminisce about our childhood in the 1970s. The house by the sea, with its furnishing so much like our family home, was a perfect setting. The conversation was fastpaced and reflective. We shared wonderful memories from our childhood, as well as painful times. But no matter what was said, there was never a doubt about the love and commitment we felt for each other. Like most families, it does not matter how long it has been since we were last together. We can go weeks, even months, without seeing or talking to each other. Yet when we next connect, its as if we had been together the day before. I suppose its the bond we have as siblings that makes this so. The love we have for our brothers and sisters is ingrained in our souls. It allows us to accept each other for all that is good, to believe in each other despite challenges, and to forgive the things that are best forgotten. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201312 Your Community Calendar Submit 2 weeks in advance to: whatshappening@cnewspubs.com All listings free of charge Whats Happening What s Happening HOSPICE THRIFT SHOPS DISCOUNTAll five Gulfside Regional Hospice thrift shops will offer a storewide 25 percent discount to shoppers on Black Friday, Nov. 29. All stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sales benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice and help provide compassionate care for patients with life-limiting illnesses in Pasco County. Shoppers also can bring in donations of clothing, household items, electronics and more. Visit GRHospice.org, and click on the about us link for thrift shop locations.WINE FESTIVALFlorida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52 near Land O Lakes, will host a wine festival on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes vendors, live entertainment, and sample wine offerings. Guests can meet the winerys winemaker for an educational tasting. The event is pet friendly for those vaccinated and on leashes. For information, call (813) 996-2113.HOLIDAY CARD LANEJay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey will present Holiday Card Lane from Dec. 2 to Jan. 8. This is a festive display of holiday cards ranging in height from 4 feet to 8 feet made by local schools and businesses. Registration deadline to sponsor a card is Nov. 30. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.COMMUNITY YARD SALEGunn Highway Memorial American Legion Post 147 will have a community yard sale on Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Legion Hall, 17383 Gunn Highway in Odessa. Spaces can be reserved for $5. A space with table and two chairs is $8. All proceeds go to the Disadvantaged Childrens Christmas Party. There also will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast available for $5 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than 12. For information, call (813) 295-0820 or (813) 920-7162, or email amlegion@gmail.com. LOCAL LANDSCAPES EXHIBITPasco Arts Council is showing the exhibit Local Landscapes until Dec. 2 at the New Port Richey Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive. The exhibit showcases open air landscapes by the artists of West Coast Plein Air. The paintings are for sale as well as viewing. Admission is free, and the center is handicapped accessible. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call the council at (727) 845-7322, or visit PascoArt.org.LAND O LAKES GARDEN CLUBThe Land O Lakes Garden Club will meet on Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., at the Land O Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd. Members are asked to bring a covered dish, a plant to exchange, and a food donation for Christian Social Services. Christmas carols will be sung at the end of the meeting. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Marie Woody at (813) 961-2697.GARDEN CLUB LUNCHEONOrange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz will host a holiday luncheon on Dec. 4 at noon at Mimis Caf, 11702 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Guests should bring a $20 wrapped gift for a secret gift exchange. Those wishing to carpool can meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Lutz Civic Center, 98 First Ave. N.W. For information, call (813) 949-1301.HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MIXERHabitat for Humanitys annual holiday open house and Christmas mixer is Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., at the Habitat ReStore, 15029 U.S. 301 in Dade City. The event includes raffles, refreshments and holiday cheer. Guests donating a gift card of $10 or more, to be distributed to a Habitat family, will receive an entry into a raffle. Gift card is not required to attend. For information, call (352) 523-2020.ART ALIVE 2013The Pasco Arts Council will present Art Alive 2013, a demonstration extravaganza, from Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. Visitors will be able to observe artists demonstrate their styles and techniques in their medium of expertise, including a potters wheel, drawing with charcoal, and more. There will be a few artists on-hand to talk about and sell their crafts. The event will be at 5744 Moog Road in Holiday. For information, call (727) 845-7322, or visit PascoArt.org.WOMENS CLUB HOLIDAY PARTYThe Pasco Federated Republican Womens Club will host its holiday dinner party on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. Suzanne Reno will provide the entertainment. Cost for the dinner is $25. Reservations must be made by Dec. 3. For information, call Fran Scerbo at (727) 5973727.GREYHOUND DOGSGreyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will have a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel Petco, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. For information, call (813) 971-4732, or visit Great-Greyhound.org.GREEN AFTER DARKThe Odessa Organic Farmers Market will host its monthly Green After Dark event on Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 8701 Gunn Highway. The event includes live music, food truck and vendors. Participants should bring their own chairs. Parking is available in the shopping plazas near the market. Wellbehaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For information, visit GoingGreenTampa.com.GERMAN, POLISH CLUBS HOST BAZAARThe German American and Polish American clubs will host a Christmas Bazaar, or Christkindel Market, on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Polish American Club, 4616 Darlington Road in Holiday. The event features ethnic food, arts and crafts, a variety of vendors, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (727) 857-3931, or visit GermanAmericanClub-NPR.org.ANIMAL SERVICES YARD SALEPasco County Animal Services will host a yard sale on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the adoption center, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O Lakes. Proceeds will benefit Phil Runnels Feline Fund for cat enrichment and medical needs. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 6. For information, call (813) 929-1212.CAGE FIGHTING IN NEW PORT RICHEYMMA Unleashed invades New Port Richey on Dec. 7 at the Cor-Fitness Center, 4900 U.S. 19, with bell time at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be 10 mixedmartial arts bouts, a meet and greet with the History channels Swamp People, vendors, and more. General admission is $25. Tickets are available online at xselive.com, or at Cor-Fitness Center.DANCE FOR SHRINERS CHILDRENBroadway Dancessations, 1408 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 106, in Lutz, is hosting a Dance-A-Thon on Dec. 7 to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dancers will compete in 30 different dances within a three-hour period. Prizes will be given for most creative costume, unique ideas, best attitude, and more. There will be an after-party with food and awards from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pledges must be made by Dec. 2. For information, call Shelly Acevedo at (813) 406-4894.R&B SUPERSTARS AT USFThe USF Sun Dome will host rhythm and blues superstars Ginuwine, Joe, and Tank on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., as part of the R&Beat Holiday Jam. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000, by visiting the Sun Dome box office, or online at TicketMaster.com.TAMPA BAY COIN CLUBThe Tampa Bay Coin Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Land O Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd. The meetings include an auction, raffle, door prizes, guest speaker, free appraisals, and an opportunity to trade with other collectors. For information, visit TampaBayCoinClub.org.BIBLE STUDY GROUPThe Storehouse Bible Study Group meets at the Senior Center, Wisteria Loop in Land O Lakes, every Thursday at 7 p.m., except the second Thursday of the month. Pastor Dan Brockman leads the group, and refreshments are served. For information, call (813) 235-9239. Holiday HappeningsSANTAS WORKSHOP AT MOSIThe Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa, is hosting a satellite toy workshop in MOSIs inventors studio, Idea Zone, through Dec. 31. Kids can think, design and create stocking stuffers and gifts for parents and grandparents. The workshop is included with MOSI admission. For information, call (813) 987-6000, or visit MOSI.org.RUDOLPH CELEBRATES 50Black Friday guests at The Shops at Wiregrass on Nov. 29 can join in the anniversary celebration of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeers television broadcast anniversary, featuring entertainment and activities. There will be a character meet and greet in Center Court from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble, characters from the famous 1964 television special. The Shops are located at 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel.VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS STROLLThe Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa, will host its annual Victorian Christmas Stroll Dec. 1 through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. The stroll features 14 exhibit rooms designed in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories. Complimentary spiced cider and cookies will be served on the veranda. Carolers will perform each evening. For information and ticket prices, visit PlantMuseum.org.HOLIDAY CARD LANEJay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey will present Holiday Card Lane from Dec. 2 to Jan. 8. This is a festive display of holiday cards ranging in height from 4 feet to 8 feet made by local schools and businesses. Registration deadline to sponsor a card is Nov. 30. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 9427439.TREE LIGHTING AT CURTIS HIXONTampas annual tree lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 6 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with sounds from Late Night Brass. There also will be a Christmas market, and a free showing of the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICETims Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 Sunset Lane in Lutz, will host its annual Blue Christmas Time of Remembrance service on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. This is a casual, caf-style service for those who have suffered loss through death, divorce, unemployment, and those who find the holidays stressful or sad. There will be a candle lighting in memory of loved ones. Guests can bring a picture or memento to share. For information, call (813) 949-1239.CHRISTMAS IN THE PARKThe Founders Garden Club will host Christmas in the Park at San Antonio City Park in San Antonio on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The event includes music by the Huron Family, and warm cider, cookies, and coffee provided by Cup of Organic. There will be a drawing for theme baskets and a dish garden. For information, call (352) 588-3631, or email 2pheasants@gmail.com.LADIES CHRISTMAS TEAWaters Edge Community Church, 30200 Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel, will host a ladies Christmas tea on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and fellowship. For information and to RSVP by Dec. 9, call Patty Fitzpatrick at (813) 528-8565.

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For information, call (727) 992-9653, or email namipasco@gmail.com.Holiday grief supportGulfside Regional Hospice is hosting three free support groups to help the grieving during the holiday season: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Gulfsides Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., in New Port Richey. Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Thomas Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54 in New Port Richey. Dec. 4, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes. Those attending will learn the four tasks of mourning and how they relate to the holiday season, as well as tips and techniques to help better handle holiday grief stresses. Light refreshments will be served. For information on New Port Richey locations, call Erica Warren at (727) 992-8357. For information on the Land O Lakes location, call Cecilio De Leon at (727) 992-8034.Alzheimers meetingRegional Medical Center Bayonet Point will host an Alzheimers support meeting on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson. The meeting is open to caregivers and people interested in discussing and exchanging ideas on the care of Alzheimers patients. For information, call Laura Arnold at (727) 863-0176.Obstetrics toursThe Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a tour through its obstetrics program on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. Guests can visit the mother-baby and birthing suites, and observe the Infant Safety and Security Program. Space is limited. For reservations, call (727) 834-5630.Food addicts programThe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wesley Chapel, 33420 State Road 54, is hosting the program Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a 12step program for men and women of all ages. There is no fee and no weigh-ins.For information, visit FoodAddicts.org.Diabetes seminarMorton Plant North Bay Hospital will host a free health seminar titled Ask Your Nurse Educator: Diabetes on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., at 6600 Madison St., in New Port Richey. A certified diabetes educator/registered nurse will answer questions about diabetes. To register, call (727) 953-6877.Communication deficitsThe Medical Center of Trinity will host its Chatterboxes support group on Dec. 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 9330 State Road 54. The group assists individuals suffering from communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorder. Caregivers and spouses are invited. For information, call (727) 834-4946.Lecture on headachesAccess Health Care in Spring Hill, 5350 Spring Hill Drive, will host a lecture titled Headaches: Why They Happen, What Can You Do to Help Alleviate the Pain on Dec. 5 at 5:15 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. For information, call (352) 688-8116.Pregnancy center Banquet of LifeSaint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in Saint Leo, will host its Banquet of Life and Silent Auction, benefitting Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center-Pasco, on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Gus Lloyd, morning host of Seize the Day on Sirius XM Radios The Catholic Channel. Individual and table sponsorships are available. For information, email Angie Herrera at aherrera@ccdosp.org, or visit the website at FoundationsOfLife.org.Millennium Sertoma ClubThe Millennium Sertoma Club, which assists people with speech-language and hearing disorders, meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Elsas Mexican Restaurant, 18450 U.S. 41 in Lutz. Both men and women are encouraged to bring their children, who in turn become honorary members and participate in meetings and service activities. To learn more, visit the website at MillenniumSertomaClub.org.New anxiety support groupThe Tampa Bay Anxiety Association is a meet-up group set up so members can take an active part in making decisions about when and where to meet. The group meets throughout the Tampa Bay area. Panera Bread on Williet Way in Wesley Chapel is the newest venue to serve those in the North Tampa area. Meetings are usually in the evening. Membership is $5 a year. For information, visit meetup.com and search for Anxiety Association under groups. Health notes are run for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send all information at least two weeks before an event.

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NEW LOCATIONFlorida Hospital Physician Group is proud to welcome Nelly Chambers, MD. Dr. Chambers is board certied in internal medicine and specializes in preventative medicine and womens health. She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her Doctor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Chambers is a dedicated and compassionate multilingual physician providing the highest quality care.SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Adult Physicals Womens Health Make your appointment today! 2700 Healing Way, Wesley Chapel | On the campus of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel | (813) 929-5330NELLY CHAMBERS, MDBoard Certied, Internal Medicine Diabetes Obesity Mental HealthNelly Chambers, MDBoard Certied in Internal Medicine Speaks English, French, Arabic & Spanish2013 AWARD OF HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201315 By B.C. Manionbcmanion@cnewspubs.comMelanie Crowson set up her telescope in the side yard of the New River Branch Library on an evening in October and welcomed anyone with an interest to come take a peek at the stars. In a sense, the young woman from Wesley Chapel was coming full circle. We actually used to go up to the New River Library when we were kids, and I would check out all of the astronomy books, said the 23-year-old who aspires to become a professional astronomer. Crowson enjoys sharing her love for astronomy at the occasional community viewing nights that she offers. Its fun, she said. As the viewing night approaches, shes excited about sharing astronomy. When its over, its nice to relax. She loves introducing others to the world of stars, planets and galaxies. She also enjoys talking with people who share her fascination with celestial bodies. You end up discussing some interesting theories, Crowson said. The astronomy student eventually wants to work at a planetarium or an observatory, and is taking online courses to pursue those aims through American Public University. Crowson, who is a Christian, also hopes to use astronomy in connection with her spiritual life, too. She said she is getting to know God in a new light through her interest in astronomy. Its driven her to learn more and hopes one day to help develop new scientific evidence of the existence of God. People talk about loving God with their whole heart, Crowson said. She wants to make full use of her intellectual capabilities to love God with her whole mind, too. Her fascination with celestial bodies began quite early in life. I think Ive always been interested, since I was a real small kid, Crowson said. She recalls going on occasional rides during the dark early morning hours with her dad, who was delivering his newspaper route. It was really cool. We could see all of the stars, Crowson said. As she learned more about stars and planets, her fascination grew. Crowson, who was home-schooled, said her parents encouraged her to pursue her curiosity about the heavens. During her high school years, she and her dad ran across a book that provided instructions for building a telescope. They decided to take on the challenge. She chronicled the project in a manual she titled, Closer To The Stars: Detailed Instructions for Building Your Own Telescope. It took about two years to build the telescope and it cost about $1,000. It would have been cheaper to buy a telescope, but then she would have missed out on valuable lessons, Crowson said. Building the telescope helped her better understand how it works, she said. It also gave her a chance to apply math in real life. We used math to figure out sizes, distances, making sure the corners lined up, Crowson said. If something goes wrong with her telescope, she also knows how to fix it. We built it so that we know where everything is. I know exactly what every screw is there for and what it does, what its holding together, Crowson said. I know which parts I can take apart. If I need to replace anything, I know everything about it. Having community viewing nights gives Crowson a way to share what she loves and offers an opportunity to inspire others. She hopes people who come to peer through her telescope will enjoy what they see. She also hopes it piques their curiosity. Maybe it will make them wonder: Whats out there? How was it made? Was it really a Big Bang? Make them question it a little bit more, she said. Maybe gazing through the telescope, the experience will bring them closer to God, she said. If you would like to know more about Melanie Crowsons community viewings, email her at scopegal617@gmail.com. Melanie Crowsons interest in astronomy began when she was very young. She now offers free community viewings, using the telescope she and her father made when she was in high school. (Photos by B.C. Manion) The telescope that Melanie Crowson and her dad made, a project that took two years and lots of trial and error.

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Instead of lamenting the closure of a school that enjoys a rich heritage, Saint Anthony School is now celebrating a new chapter in its history. About 200 people turned out for the groundbreaking festivities, Plazewski said. Construction on the new 17,905-squarefoot building is expected to begin Dec. 1, and be ready for use by next fall. The new three-story brick structure will be situated on a space now occupied by five portable classrooms. Even with the new building, the school will continue to emphasize academic excellence while teaching the Catholic faith, the principal said. All day long, we are teaching them about Jesus, Ottapurackal said. It is so important, especially nowadays, when you dont see a lot of support in society about faith. Helping children form their faith is fundamental, the principal said. Once you have God in you, the other things will come, Ottapurackal said. Our focus is on whole child education, not only intellectual, but spiritual, moral, social, (and) emotional aspects of the children. Teachers know their students well, the principal added. Our teachers are well-connected with them because of the family atmosphere we have here, she said. Saint Anthony School serves kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition is $4,375 for practicing Catholics and $5,075 for others. Since 2000, the school has produced 14 valedictorians and salutatorians at area high schools, Plazewski said. Parents who are interested in pursuing a Catholic education for their children should not be discouraged by the tuition, Ottapurackal said. Assistance is available in various forms. Catholic education should be for any group of people, whether they are rich or poor, regardless of race, the principal added. Unlike previous buildings that were constructed on the school campus, this one will be an additional building, not a replacement. The existing brick structure, built in 1922, will remain and will be used for some school functions.The new building will be the fourth in the schools history. The current building replaced a two-story structure built in 1899. The original building was a 12-by-24foot structure constructed in November 1884.Not only is Saint Anthony School the oldest parochial school in the diocese, its also one of the oldest Catholic schools in Florida, Plazewski said. It is by far the oldest school in Pasco County of any kind, he said. The only thing thats close to it is Saint Leo University.San Antonio was founded in 1882 as a Catholic colony. The following year, a widowed woman named Cecilia Morse moved into the community with her six children.When she inquired about the school, she was told it could wait until there were more settlers, Plazewski said. Morse reportedly responded that the minds of the children now here, cant wait. With that, the widow began teaching 14 children, including six of her own, in her kitchen. Today, Saint Anthony School draws students from San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Brooksville, Land O Lakes, New Tampa and other communities. And, its new building sends a clear signal that the school intends to be there for many years to come.SCHOOL, from page 1 said. Everything had blown off of me, so I instinctively crawled to grab my gun. I didnt have time to think about it, and all of a sudden, I looked down and saw what happened. As Salas and others with similar injuries returned to the United States, there was little available for support. In fact, up to that point, Salas had never even heard the word prosthetic before. When soldiers from more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started returning home with similar injuries, Salas and other veterans like him knew they couldnt allow history to repeat itself. So they formed the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team, or AVAST. Its directly associated with the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, and with more than 140 members, works with amputees to bring their lives back to normalcy, no matter how impossible they think it might be. These soldiers are coming back, and theyre thinking, I dont know if Ill ever be able to walk again, said Salas, who is president of the organization. And then we walk in without limping, and if we had long pants on, you wouldnt even know we were amputees. In fact, while Salas military career essentially ended with his injury, there are soldiers who lose limbs and can now return to the field after they recover. Yet, there was still little public attention surrounding amputees, and just a couple years ago, AVAST decided to do something about it. They formed the AVAST color guard, a group of six veterans who carry the American flag and the nations colors to events not just in the Tampa Bay area, but all around the country. The hardest part for many of us wasnt so much as being amputees, it was more making people aware of amputees, said Doc Milligan, a former U.S. Navy engineer who lost his leg eight years ago following an accident more than 35 years before on a ship heading to Vietnam. Back when many of us lost our legs, people looked at you funny, and wouldnt let their kids talk to you. But we want to show that amputees can do everything you can do, and we had to work hard over the years to get the public to understand that. This past Veterans Day was busy for the color guard, working nearly nonstop from the beginning of November, and finally slowing down last week. It included a stint to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the Monday Night Football showdown between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But while traveling and representing amputee veterans around the country can be exciting, it also can be draining both physically and financially. Right now, the color guard has just six members: Salas, Milligan of Spring Hill, U.S. Army veterans Jim Daniels and Dee Singleton of Lakeland and Sarasota, Marine veterans Bruce Bender of Apollo Beach, and Navy veteran Herb Wyman of Lakeland. The hardest thing for us is to stay healthy, Salas said. At times, weve had to cut our unit of six members down to three to present the colors. Daniels, for example, just recently returned after a seven-month break because he had developed an infection with his stump, and had surgery to repair it. Were always looking for alternative members, and it would be great if we could represent all branches of service, Salas said. Those who join the color guard will be trained, and also receive free uniforms including the very uncommon short pants or short sleeves, to show prosthetics. Milligan says his prosthetic leg is a badge of honor, on which he proudly displays his Navy background. But AVAST just isnt for amputees. It can be for normies as well, as Salas calls those without amputations. You know, strength comes in numbers, he said. The more people that are involved, and the more people are sympathetic to our cause, the more we will become a force to be reckoned with here in Tampa.And it all comes back to helping those who are experiencing the same struggles, frustrations and fears they did so many years ago.You have to be there to handle the spiritual, the mental, the religious aspects of this, Salas said. You have to touch on all of those things to bring a person everything they need. And it makes all the difference. To learn more about AVAST, to volunteer or even to make a donation, visit the groups website at AVASTOnline.org. Or email them at avastvetstampafl@yahoo.com. cided to run on Thanksgiving morning and Brink put out the word about a week before the holiday. Much to his surprise, about 150 people showed up.Brink figured if that many people turned out with just a weeks notice, the event could draw substantially more runners with more lead time. When planning began, Brink predicted there would be at least 1,000 runners. Now, hes upped that projection to 1,300.The route of the Wiregrass Wobbles 5k will go around the mall and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, ending at the top of the malls parking garage. Runners can register on race day. It costs $25 for the 5k and $20 for the one-miler. Parking will be available in mall parking lots near State Road 56 and lots off of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The parking garage and areas nearby, however, will be closed off for the race, Brink said. WOBBLE, from page 1 VETERANS, from page 1

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Vanessa Veve, MDInternal and Geriatric MedicineSe Habla Espaol Dr. Veve is board certied in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Specializing in adult medicine with a focus on prevention and treatment of adult diseases, she is dedicated to working with her patients to identify their individual needs.SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Adult Physicals High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Geriatric Syndromes Dementia and Memory Loss Polypharmacy Heart Failure Diabetes Management Pain Control Make your appointment today! 1809 Collier Parkway | Lutz | (813) 909-2368VANESSA VEVE, MDBoard Certied in Internal and Geriatric Medicine www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201318 By B.C. Manionbcmanion@cnewspubs.comThanksgiving is typically a time when loved ones get together to share a feast and count their blessings. Residents across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area shared their thoughts about their holiday traditions, favorite Thanksgiving foods, and what the day means to them.Residents around the region offer thoughts on Thanksgiving Reginald Hills, 50, who works in nursing administration, said his favorite Thanksgiving memory was having all four generations of the family together at Thanksgiving 2000. Lou Giardina, an electrician from Land O Lakes, said his family has a tradition.His extended family typically gathers in Dallas for Thanksgiving, but Reginald Hills and his wife, Traina, along with daughters, Toniah, 8, and Keriana, 3, recently moved to Wesley Chapel, so they wont be able to join them in Texas. He thinks Thanksgiving is meant to be a time for philanthropy. You give to those less fortunate, Hills said. There are homeless individuals out here or families who are homeless that need help.His favorite Thanksgiving foods include Cajun turkey and brisket, and of course, the fixings, including baked macaroni and cheese, green beans and sweet potatoes.Thanksgiving also is a day for desserts. Youve got to have sweet potato pie and apple pie, pecan pie, and one of my favorites, peach cobbler, he said. I usually gain about 5 pounds for Thanksgiving. Typically we just all get together and tell everybody what were thankful for, Lou Giardina said. His favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing. Its my mothers stuffing, but my wife just happened to make the same kind, said Giardina, 44. Her mother made the same kind as my mother. Thats why I married her. The stuffing, he said, laughing. Giardina has a vivid memory of one Thanksgiving. I got to basic training and the next day was Thanksgiving, he said. The officers may have given them a little bit of a break. I think they didnt yell at us that much that day, he said. Her family has a Thanksgiving tradition: We take a moment to say what weve been thankful for. Johnsons favorite Thanksgiving memories involve getting together with family members in Arkansas, her home state. Typically, the feast she prepares includes chicken, dressing, ham, collard greens and sweet potatoes. Verna Johnson, a retired first-grade teacher from Lutz offered this definition of Thanksgiving: Its just family and thanking God. Its a family gathering.She said she is grateful for the many blessings in her life. Her favorite Thanksgiving food is cranberry salad, which she makes with apples, celery, cranberries, nuts and raspberry Jell-O. That was my moms favorite recipe, she said. Johnson, who is 81, makes it every year. In fact, my daughter said to me yesterday, Mom, youre going to make that cranberry salad, arent you? she said. That was my moms favorite Thanksgiving recipe. Some of Verna Johnsons favorite Thanksgiving memories come from the days when her husband was in the military and they celebrated with military friends. It was family away from family, she said.Tonji Johnson, 47, of New Tampa, and her grandson Leo, 2, recently were at The Shops at Wiregrass to do a bit of shopping.

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GET STARTED AT SHOPSMALL.COM/USSPI CITATIONS: 1From the second installment of the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (November 26, 2012). Redshift Research asked 800 people: How much did you spend at small independently owned retailers, including restaurants on Nov. 24? A sample size of 671 responding between Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 self reported a median spend of $75 which was extrapolated to the US population aged 18 and older who would have been aware of (67%) and shopped (47%) on Small Business Saturday. 2http:/ /www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/sres589/text 3Qualifying merchants are those located within the 50 U.S. States or D.C. that have 25 or fewer locations and a sum total 2012 A merican Express charge volume not to exceed $5 million. (Businesses located in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands must have 10 or fewer locations and a sum total 2012 American Express charge volume not to exceed $500,000 and additionally must not have headquarters in the 50 states or D.C.) Businesses in the following industries are excluded: government agencies, public administration, charities, non -prots, trade associations, shopping property management companies, direct sellers, and political organizations. Small businesses that are part of a franchise brand with more than 100 stores are excluded. Additionally, if a franchise brand has more than 20 corporate-owned units, then the entire brand is excluded. Businesses that accept the Card through Square are not eligible. Merchants that do not have a physical storefront or location are not eligible. GET READY FOR MAKE THE MOST OF THE BIG DAYVisit ShopSmall.com/USSPI to help make Small Business Saturday a success for your business. There, you can: PR OMOTE YOUR BUSINESS Get loc al attention by creating a free, personalized marketing campaign that includes a personalized online ad, printable signage, social media copy, and email templates. You can also get tips and resources to help you get ready for the day. RALLY YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Help build enthusiasm and drive local support for Small Business Saturday by becoming a Neighborhood Champion. GET ON THE MAP If youre a qualifying American Express Card accepting small merchant, sign up by Nov 4 to get your business on an interactive map to help American Express Card Members nd and shop at your business.3 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS YOUR DAYFounded by American Express in 2010, this day is dedicated to supporting local businesses that help neighborhoods prosper. Its celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and has given small businesses across the country a huge boost. In 2012, U.S. consumers who were aware o f Small Business Saturday are estimated to have spent a reported total of $5.5 billion with independent merchants.1 In 2012, government ocials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. ocially recognized Small Business Saturday including President Obama and the U.S. Senate.2GET STARTED TODAYVisit ShopSmall.com/USSPI today. Imagine what will happen when your entire neighborhood comes together to support the businesses they love. Join the movement and make Small Business Saturday huge for your business and your neighborhood. 16541 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 207 Lutz, FL 33558 northpointephysicians.com (813) 920-8300 Mon, Tues & Fri: 8:30 to 5 Wed: 11 to 8 Thurs: 9 to 5ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Samantha Lindsay, M.D.Board Certified in Family Medicine Focus on women and children, including infants Land O Lakes residentSAME DAY APPOINTMENTS Always see a doctor Never a number Approved facility for Vaccine for ChildrenWhy go to a walk-in clinic? Our doctor gives comprehensive school or sports physical for the same price or less.$30 FLU SHOTS www.LakerLutzNews.com Novem ber 27, 201319 Color the picture above then mail to: Winter Wonderland Coloring Contest The Lak er/Lutz News3632 Land O Lakes Blvd., Suite 102 Land O Lakes, FL 34639EACH WEEKS WINNER GETS 2 TICKETS TO TAMPAS LOWRY PARK ZOO! 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida(813) 935-8552LowryParkZoo.com select nights in decemberPresented by Tickets have no cash value. Non-refundable. Tickets not valid for special events. The Zoo and/or its attractions may close due to inclement weather or other circumstances.Name:_____________________________________________________Parent Name(s)___________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:________________________________Zip:____________Phone:________________________________Age:_______Grade:______ School:_____________________________________________________Interests:_________________________________________________

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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201320 Send school news to mrathman@cnewspubs.com RED RIBBON WEEK CONTESTThe National Family Partnership is looking for entries for the new theme of next years Red Ribbon Week, the nations largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. The winning slogan and design will be used throughout 2014 at schools and communities across the United States, and the winner will receive $500 worth of Red Ribbon Week merchandise for their school. Entries must be received by Dec. 2 via email to redribbon@nfp.org, or by traditional mail to National Family Partnership, 2490 Coral Way, Miami, 33145. Entrants must include their name, school, telephone number and email address. For complete contest rules, visit RedRibbon.org/enter.NEW CAMBRIDGE PROGRAM PRESENTATIONSPasco Middle and Pasco High schools will launch new Cambridge education programs, developed 150 years ago by the University of Cambridge in England. Parents with students entering the sixth through 10th grade in the 2014-15 school year, and wishing to learn more, have a choice of two upcoming meetings: Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., Centennial Middle School, 38505 Centennial Road in Dade City Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel Those who cannot attend a meeting can learn more about the program, its benefits, get application and acceptance requirements, and have their questions answered by school and district officials. For information on the scheduled presentations, call Linda Cobbe at (813) 794-2717.CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOST SCHOOL BANDSThe Center for the Arts at River Ridge will host a variety of school bands throughout December. All concerts are at 7 p.m., and admission is free. The upcoming schedule is: Dec. 3, Bayonet Point Middle School Band Concert Dec. 4, Gulf Middle School Band Concert Dec. 9, Hudson Middle School Band Concert Dec. 10, Chasco Middle School Band and Choral Concert Dec. 11, River Ridge High School Band Concert Dec. 12, Cypress Elementary School Band Concert Dec. 13, Gulf Middle School Glee and Talent Showcase Dec. 14, Mitchell High School Prism Band Concert Dec. 16, Moon Lake Elementary School Music Concert Dec. 17, Long Leaf Elementary School Choral Concert Students tap into their creative sideNine students from Liberty Middle School drew on their creativity to enter the 2013 National PTSA Reflections Art Competition, Believe, Dream, Inspire. First place winners were Mackenzie Bray in visual arts, Amanda Yelvington in photography, and Taylor Pfister in dance choreography. These students will now participate in the district level competition. 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Original owner, 1578 square foot home built in 1970 on .a 61 acre site with 102 feet of lake frontage on Lake Padgett. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712GATED COMMUNITY3/2.5/3 plus den and caged pool Mahogany wood floors and cabinets, stainless appliances and stone counter tops! Luxurious jets in the soaking tub and separate walk-in shower in the master bedroom. Call Faith Garcia to see this executive home today! 813-503-6610NEAR TO CITRUS PARK MALL AND DALE MABRY HIGHAY, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fenced yard, 2 car garage, 2 story home 2400 square foot home with master bedroom on the first floor, large 2nd bedroom and/or media room upstairs. $279,500 Call Allen Senel 727-492-5023TIRED OF RENTING? OWN YOUR OWN HOME Great starter home in Land O Lakes; 1 bedroom 1 bathroom for only $59,999. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712LAKE LOTSYOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKEFRONT ESTATE; First time ever on the market! Magnificent wooded lakefront lot located on Lake Saxon, an 87 acre ski lake. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201321 Dec. 18, Calusa Elementary School Band Concert Dec. 19, River Ridge Middle School Band and Choral Concert The Center for the Arts is at 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey. UNIVERSITY WOMEN BOOK CLUBThe Tampa Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., for a book discussion on Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The group will meet at Barnes & Noble, 11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood, followed by lunch at Carmel Caf & Wine Bar. For information, call Avis Chaplick at (813) 920-7077.MANDARIN CHINESE CLASSESThose interested in Chinese language and culture, can join a Mandarin Chinese class on Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Land O Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes. The class will be conducted by an experienced Chinese volunteer teacher. For information, call Michele Laney at (813) 929-1214.SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL TO OPENEsthers School a special needs school specializing in autism, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning differences is slated to open Jan. 6.The school will combine a Christian education with individualized learning and character building. Each child will work at his or her own pace. Diagnostic testing and individualized curriculum will be offered. It will be located at St. James Methodist Church, 16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in New Tampa. For information, call Marilyn Davis at (813) 454-8377 or (727) 544-4700.FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERSHillsborough County Extension offers workshops that provide training and technical assistance to early childhood professionals. The workshops are free for all licensed child care providers in Hillsborough County. For others, the cost is $10. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Teaching Music to Young Children Dec. 10, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers Dec. 12, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Art Appreciation for Young Children Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., What Does Time Mean to Children Jan. 16, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., How to Get Parents on Your Team Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Science for Preschool ChildrenRegistration is required for each workshop, and must be done online at extension.psu.edu/cyttap. Click on the green State Training tab at the bottom of the page, choose Florida, then Tampa, and find the workshops.For information, call Diana Converse at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140.MARCHING VIRGINIANS WELCOMES SHELBY COLEMANShelby Coleman, an animal and poultry sciences student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has become a member of the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. Coleman plays the clarinet and is a rank captain.Coleman is a graduate of Freedom High School in New Tampa. John Long students take hike for schoolJohn Long Middle School students celebrate at a party after their Go Take a Hike Walkathon on Oct. 18 netted more than $10,000 for the school. Students bringing in the most pledges were Vashawn Williams, Lucas Pelt and Taylor Bruno. (Photo courtesy of John Long Middle School) Bakers Name_______________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________________________Z ip________________ Phone number_____________________Email__________________________________ Is there a story behind your recipe? ______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________We Want Your Best Holiday Cookie RecipeSHARE YOUR BEST HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE WITH OUR READERS.Send us your recipe along w ith this form by Dec. 5th and well publish as many as we can in the Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th editions of The Laker/Lutz News. Every recipe we receive will be posted on our Facebook page, and on Dec. 20th, we will randomly select 3 winners who will each receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Publix .Winners will be announced on Facebook on Dec. 20th and in the Dec. 25th edition of TheLaker/Lutz News. TheLAKER / LutzNEWSCommunity News Publications3 Ways to Enter:1.) Clip this form and mail along w ith your recipe to: Cookie Recipes, The Laker/Lutz News, PO Box 479, Lutz, FL 33548 2.) Email your recipe and if you want, attach a jpg photo of your cookie, to news@cnewspubs.com Put "Cookie Recipes" in the subject line and dont for get to include your name, address, phone number, email and the story behind your recipe. 3.) 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By Michael MurilloThe Laker/Lutz News CorrespondentWhen parents sign their children up with i9 Sports, they notice that its missing a lot of things one might expect in a youth sports league. Theres no ultra-competitive atmosphere, no tryouts, and no fighting for playing time. There are no crazy practice schedules, either its just one day a week, prior to the actual game. There are changes for the adults as well, such as no mandatory volunteer hours and a lack of incessant fundraisers. In fact, a lot of the things that can take the fun out of youth sports has purposely been eliminated. What i9 offers (and whats missing) is part of the reason the Tampabased organization, now celebrating its 10th year, has grown to more than a half-million participants across 26 states including through Pasco and Hillsborough counties.In most other youth sport programs, theyre really adult sports played by kids, said Brian Sanders, president and chief operating officer of i9 Sports. And research study after study has shown that kids want to have fun. Thats the reason they play sports. Many recreational leagues have become a lot of work, especially for parents. The idea behind i9 was to bring it back to the children themselves. So weve tried to reinvent youth sports and take it back to where people wanted the programs to be to begin with, Sanders said. That means an emphasis on learning fundamentals and good sportsmanship instead of simply winning, and a focus on having fun instead of the stress associated with having their on-field performance critiqued and evaluated. Teams are co-ed and the leagues try to accommodate children who already are friends so they can play on the same team. But every child, regardless of ability, gets equal playing time and participation recognition. Special awards are given out, but theyre not based on athletic ability. Instead, teams focus on one aspect of leadership and good play each week, and the child who best demonstrates those traits earns a sportsmanship medal. The end result is what Sanders calls healthy and age-appropriate competition, and an atmosphere where kids truly enjoy playing. That includes Lorraine Gallos son, Anthony, who she admits didnt enter i9 sports as an enthusiastic athlete. He was an Xbox boy, Gallo explained. But after starting out on a soccer team, hes added flag football to his sports schedule and has learned the value of making new friends and being part of a team. Now hes anxious to get back on the field during season breaks, and has even joined his middle schools football team. Gallo herself appreciates the fact that, as a parent, she isnt spending time manning a concession booth or selling chocolate, which can be a normal part of the youth sports experience for adults. Instead, she sits in the stands and watches him play, along with other parents from both teams who are all there to lend support in a positive environment. Since all parents sign a parental pledge affirming their commitment to a fun, nonstressful atmosphere for the children, Gallo doesnt have to worry about over-competitive parents who yell at the players, badger referees about missed calls and diminish the experience for the rest of the team and the families. Instead, everyone can cheer on their children and enjoy the experience. But the biggest change has come from Anthony, and Gallo said what hes learned has made the experience very worthwhile for her family. Hes learned patience, hes learned teamwork. Hes learned sportsmanship. Hes a totally different child, she said. Sanders will try to reach more children in that same way as the organization continues to grow. i9 operates by selling franchises in various areas, and all follow the basic concepts of minimal commitment needed to participate. i9 plans to accelerate its expansion goals and highlight the differences between them and other youth sports offerings Sanders said. Our program format is working well. Theres no one else that is doing what were doing right now, and we believe theres a huge need for what we provide, he said. You can sum up what we offer as fun, safety and convenience, and its something that both parents and the kids are really finding is different versus the other programs. For more information about i9Sports, visit www.i9sports.com. www.LakerLutzNews.com November 27, 201324 Your Neighborhood Sports Source Community SportsCommunity Sports SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTSCHECK THIS OUT With short practices, reduced parental involvement, and sports for everyone, the i9 Sports franchise has grown from a small operation in Tampa to 600,000 players in more than half the country over the last decade. (Photo courtesy of i9 Sports) Where to find i9 Sportsi9 Sports was founded in the Tampa Bay area, and has grown to 600,000 players across the country. And locally, there are several opportunities to participate. Local director Jimmy Barbarise offers various sports in a few locations around the area, including basketball at Academy at the Lakes, soccer at Imagine School, and football at the Land O Lakes Recreation Center. Barbarise also offers baseball, football and soccer at John Long Middle School, and baseball at Connerton Elementary School. For more information on local i9 activities, call Barbarise at (813) 532-1507. O!G! continues local soccer dominanceThe fall soccer season for the New Adult Premiere Soccer League came to an end Nov. 17 when the O!G! team beat Florida Soccer Club 8-3 in the final. The game was played at Crossroads Community Methodist Church on County Line Road, and continues the winning streak for O!G!, which won the summer season as well under the leadership of Phil Bennett. (Photo courtesy of Colin Eke)Flapjack 5k runThe 20th annual Flapjack 5k Race will take place Dec. 15 at the Land O Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes.The event, hosted by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and presented by Esmeraldas Boutique, begins at 8 a.m. for the 5kilometer race, and 8:45 a.m. for the 1-mile race. Adults are $20 and kids and teens through their senior year of high school are $15 through Dec. 5. After that, all entries are $25. For more information, visit CentralPascoChamber.com, or Active.com. Local players are national champsClearwater Christian Colleges volleyball team won the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association Division II national championship Nov. 16. The Cougars entered the tournament seeded second, and secured the title after defeating six opponents, including Ozark Christian College in the final match.Two Odessa players were part of the team Devan and Karley Dampier. They are both graduates of Mitchell High School, and are the daughters of Drew and JaneAnn Dampier of Odessa. Devan Dampier is pursuing a degree in exercise sport science at the school, while Karly Dampier is pursing a degree in interdisciplinary studies. Free hoop shoot for kidsThe Zephyrhills Elks Lodge will host the Local Lodge National Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest Dec. 7 at the East Pasco Family YMCA, 3701 Chapel Hill Loop. The contest is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13, and is free to participants. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA gymnasium. All participants are required to wear gym shoes, T-shirt, and pants or gym shorts. Basketball uniforms are acceptable, but not required. Following the competition, the participants and their families are invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony hosted by the Elk Lodge, located at 6851 Wire Road in Zephyrhills. For more information, call Jay Klamer at (813) 782-2861.Senior Slo Pitch registrationThe Slo Pitch Softball League, geared toward players older than 60, will host registration every Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Land O Lakes Recreation Complex, 3932 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes.Teams will be balanced, and will play Friday mornings. For more information, call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211.Tampa Ys Turkey Gobble 5KThe Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA will host a 5-kilometer run the Tampa Ys Turkey Gobble 5K in downtown Tampa on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Channelside Drive. Awards will be given for top three finishers in both male and female categories, as well as for the largest corporate team, and best turkey costume. Registration fee is $25 per teen or adult before Nov. 25, or $30 afterward. Children ages 6 through 11 are $10, while groups of five or more receive a $2 discount per person. For more information, visit www.YMCA5K.com, or email ymca5k@tampaymca.org.

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The Bad Juan Story18450 North US 41, Lutz813-948-ELSA (3572) NEW LATE NIGHT MENUTACOS, BURRITOS & APPETIZERS BEST SPORTS BAR TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS THIS WEEKEND!25 BIG FLAT SCREEN TVSNEW 2 for $20 Menu All Day! Every Day!1 appetizer, 2 entres and 1 delicious dessertALL ENTREES SERVED WITH MEXICAN RICE AND REFRIED BEANSDRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY EVERY DAY!2 for 1 Well & Call Drinks Pint Domestic Draft Beer $1.75Monday Night Football$5.00 MargaritasTuesday Beer Special Price Mexican Bottled BeerSUNDAY SPECIAL 50 WINGS TUESDAY SPECIAL KIDS EAT FREE MONDAY SPECIAL $1 TACO NIGHT The Bad Juan story begins in 1979 with the original Elsas in Dayton, Ohio. Inspired by migrant Mexicans who worked the fruit and vegetable fields in northwest Ohio, Elsas owners spent many late nights in the mixology lab formulating a perfect tequila-lime drink. The result was a truly authentic margarita that became Elsas trademark. The key ingredients in the Bad Juan have never changed tequila, triple sec liqueur and lime juice. Theres nothing so satisfying, nothing so refreshing. www.LakerLutzNews.com Novem ber 27, 201325

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