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Lutz NEWSFREELutz NEWS SERVING LUTZ/ODESSA DECEMBER 11, 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) 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 B.C. Manionb c m ani on@cnewspub s.co mKaren McBride recalls the moment as if it were yesterday. She was heading home from a computer class she was teaching in Tampa and had a million things on her mind. She was wondering how she could make the class better for her students. She was thinking about what she would make for dinner. And, McBride knew shed have to make dinner fast because she needed to get her daughters to karate. So, the Lutz woman wasnt especially in the mood to wait for a long traffic light at the end of the Veterans Expressway, where it intersects with North Dale Mabry Highway. I was sitting at the red light, McBride said. I was getting impatient because it seemed like the light was never going to turn green. She couldnt figure out what was taking so long. There was nobody coming, she said. As soon as the light turned green, I saw my grandmother sitting next to me. Right in the passenger seat. She said, Wait. Just wait. And so, I waited. I did what my grandmother told me to do. Not a second later, a car speeded down Dale Mabry and roared through the intersection, running the red light. I had no idea how fast he was going,McBride writes about miracle on the roadSee MIRACLE, page16 These are the members of the Merry Makers, a Wesley Chapel childrens chorus. They include, in front from left, Nuvini Wijesund ara, Sandali Idippili, Sayuri Ranatunga, Yuthmi Gamage, Bianca Walker and Jasmine Mazard. In back, from left, Ravidu Idippili, Thevi n Wijesundara, Yeran Gamage, Jeremiah Williams and Breonna Walker. (Photo by B.C. Manion)By B.C. Manionb c m ani on@cnewspub s.co mIf youre looking for a bit of holiday cheer, theres a new choral group in Wesley Chapel that wants to supply it. The group, called Merry Makers and led by Edie Ledee-Finnerty, is a choir made up of children ages 6 through 13. And it will soon sing some holiday tunes at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, a Publix grocery store and Cobb Theatres Grove 16. The children couldnt be more excited. On Saturday, they were at Ledee-Finnertys house, rehearsing the songs they will perform. As they sang, the choral director periodically stopped them, offering feedback. Sometimes, she called for improvement. Other times she doled out praise. She clearly had the kids in the palm of her hand. At one point, they were singing Silent Night. Some of the children knew the carol, but were rusty. Others were still learning the song. The first run-through was a little bit rough. After Ledee-Finnertys coaching, however, they excelled on the second attempt. Ledee-Finnertys ability to inspire the kids comes as no surprise to the childrens parents. They adore her, said Jinali Idippili, whose children Sandali Idippili, 8, and Ravidu Idippili, 11, are part of the group. Parents feel likewise, Idippili said. Shes wonderful. Chulani Wijesundara said her children Merry Makers performance schedule: Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Publix at Shoppes of New Tampa, 1920 County Road 581 Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m., Cobb Theatres Grove 16 & CineBistro, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd.Merry Makers use music as an instrument of joy By Sherri LononThe Laker/Lutz News CorrespondentMove over Santa. Theres a new jolly elf in town. Thats the message the folks at East-West Animal Hospital in Lutz are trying to get out as the date draws near for A Very Barley Christmas Party. The holiday-themed celebration is a fundraiser with a twist. Proceeds will benefit a variety of animal rescue groups, including Second Chance Boxer Rescue, Kitty City and the National Opossum Society. Instead of a visit from St. Nick, attendees can meet Barley Claus, an opossum thats become quite a local celebrity since he was rescued and nursed back to health nearly two years ago. Barley was involved in a car accident as a baby. That accident killed his mother and siblings, explained hospital spokesman Dennis Costantino. With some tender, loving care from East-Wests staff and his new mom, Lea Murray, Barley survived. Barley and his mom, Lea Murray, will make an appearance at A Very Barley Christmas Party Dec. 14. (Photos courtesy of Lea Murray)See MUSIC, page16 See BARLEY, page16

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20132 The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportClay artists at each of the five studios in the sixth annual Tampa Tour de Clay have been busy making, glazing and firing in pottery works in preparation of this years event, scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. The Tour de Clay includes studios in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, and features 22 clay artists. The tour kicks off at 9 a.m., at the Pottery Boys Clay Studio at 30 Bogie Lane in Palm Harbor. The next opening is at 10:30 a.m., at the Clay and Paper Studio, located at 110 Peterson Lane in Palm Harbor. Hidden Lake Pottery, at 16705 Hutchison Road in Odessa, will have its opening at 2 p.m., followed by the Wellman and Welsch Pottery opening at 3 p.m., at 17202 Whirley Road in Lutz. The final opening is at 5 p.m. at San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley St., in San Antonio. That location has extended hours until 9 p.m., and will serve refreshments. Singer and songwriter Rebekah Pulley also will perform at that studio. Pottery demos are planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at all the studios on Sunday. Those visiting the pottery studios will have a chance to talk to the potters and do some shopping.For more information about the artists and the event, visit TampaTourDeClay.com. The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportBusch Gardens Tampa will not only open North Americas tallest freestanding drop tower next spring, but it will also unveil a new themed area: Pantopia. Being built in the area currently known as Timbuktu, the new Pantopia will boast elaborately jeweled theming and feature rides and attractions, new food and beverage options, entertainment, shopping, and a renovated indoor theater. The centerpiece of Pantopia will be Falcons Fury, a drop tower that stands 335 feet. Once riders make it to the top, they will pivot 90 degrees in midair into a facedown dive position. From there they will plunge at 60 mph at 3.5 Gs.In addition to the power and allure of Falcons Fury, Pantopia will celebrate the spirit of animals, welcome adventurers from the four corners of the Earth, explore ancient lore and display fantastic architecture, said Jim Dean, president of Busch Gardens, in a release. Guests will find multiple portals and doorways, and learn about the legends that have drawn journeyers from around the world to Pantopia.Park-goers can keep up with whats happening with Falcons Fury and Pantopia by visiting FalconsFury.com. Pantopia to open at Busch Gardens next year The Eye CareProfessionalsof Tampa Bay, LLCformerly From my staff and myself, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. WE ARE A COLLECTION SITE Gift Card Specials!Free $20 Gift Cardwith purchase of $100 Gift CardFree $10 Gift Card with purchase of $50 Gift CardExtended Holiday Hour s! We w ill be open Monday 12/23 and Tue sday 12/24Please call or visit our website for hour s and stylist a va ilability 813-948-1270 HairStyle-Salon.com by Michael Sch ipano 23014 State Road 54 Lutz, FL 33549Pureology and Redken Stocking Stuffer sColor by RedkenRetouch/Cut/Style From$60 Partial Hi-Lights From$55 Full Hi-Lights From$75 All over Color/Cut/Style From$7520% Off ServicesALWAYSFor Teachers, Active Military and Uniformed Service Personnel DUROJAIYE LAW FIRM P.A.Wills, Trust and Estate Planning Special Needs Law Business Law Tax LawThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience.Babatola Durojaiye, JD, MBA, MD, FACPAttorney and Counselor at Law 3632 Land OLakes Blvd Land OLakes, FL 34639 813-996-1895 www.durojaiyelaw.com

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Childs Name_____________________________________________________________ Parents/Helpers Name____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________________Zip_____________________ Phone number______________________E-mail_______________________________ Age_______Grade__________School_______________________________________ Teachers Name__________________________________________________________Letters to Santa!Were sending by special delivery to the North Pole letters to Santa from our readers. TheLAKER / LutzNEWSCommunity 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. Well make sure he gets it! Deadline extended to Dec. 18th www.LakerLutzNews.com Decem ber 11, 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. Publisher reserves the right to edit and/or reject any editorial and advertising content.LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We welcome community topics in the 250-word range. Please include daytime phone number.Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and do not reflect the opinion of the publisher.ADVERTISING ERRORS: Publisher is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of space for the first insertion, or for the validity of claims made by advertisers.MEMBER: Central Pasco Chamber, Wesley Chapel Chamber, Zephyrhills Chamber, Dade City Chamber, Florida Press Association, Free Community Newspapers of Florida, Southeast Advertising Publishers Association, Association of Free Community Papers.Advertising and editorial content copyright 2013 Community News Publications. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without prior written permission from the publisher. LOCATION3632 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Suite 102 Land O Lakes, FL 34639MAIL P. O. Box 479 Lutz, FL 33548 PHONE/FAX ph: 813.909.2800 fax: 813.909.2802 IT SUPPORT STEVE MISTRETTA WEBSITE/FACEBOOK www.lakerlutznews.com www.facebook.com/thelakerlutznews EMAIL news@cnewspubs.com sales@cnewspubs.com DISTRIBUTION Sunset Advertising Distributors 727.530.5521 lshiflett@sunsetadvertisingdistributors.comPresident & Publisher Diane Kortus dkortus@cnewspubs.comThe LAKER/ Lutz NEWSLUTZ, WESLEY CHAPEL, LAND O LAKES, WEST PASCO, TRINITY, ZEPHYRHILLS, DADE CITYServing Pasco since 1981 / Serving Lutz since 1964EDITORIALMICHAEL HINMAN News Editor mhinman@cnewspubs.com MARY RATHMAN Editorial Assistant mrathman@cnewspubs.com ACCOUNTINGMATTHEW MISTRETTA Art Director art@cnewspubs.com STEFANIE BURLINGAME Graphic Designer art@cnewspubs.com MARY EBERHARD meberhard@cnewspubs.com KATHY WELTON kwelton@cnewspubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE B.C. MANION Community Editor bcmanion@cnewspubs.com David Heller was a big kid at heartB y B .C. M ani onb c m ani on@cnewspub s.co mDavid Heller wasnt the kind of guy who had to impress others by symbols of success, say those who knew him well. He was much more interested in how he treated others.Heller died Oct. 29 from an enlarged heart. A celebration of his life is planned for Dec. 14 at 10 a.m., at Reillys Reserve in Tampas Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., in Tampa.The 48-year-old was a science teacher at a number of schools including Orange Grove Elementary School, Mary Help of Christians School, Pepin Academy and Randall Middle School. Although he taught science, his brother Mark Heller said he was really a teacher of life. I think he found the most meaning in his summer work, said Mark Heller, head of school at Academy at the Lakes in Land O Lakes. He was one of those teachers who never took a summer vacation. He always worked, and he worked at camps his entire adult life as a camp counselor. For many years, David Heller worked as the lead counselor at Camp Hiawatha in Odessa, and after that closed, he came to work at Summer at the Lakes, the summer day camp offered by Academy at the Lakes. David always taught life lessons through fun activities, his brother said. Usually, they were lessons about character, lessons about respect from things as simple as taking turns, to rolling with the punches understanding that certain things are more important than other things. Barbara Soule, director of Summer at the Lakes, said she was shocked when she heard the news of Davids death. Hes going to be greatly missed, Soule said. He had a knack for connecting with others, especially kids. And they flocked to his camps. The kids were not just taking a camp, they were taking the camp because of him, said Soule, noting he took great care to keep kids not only safe, but made sure they were having a great time, too. To me, he was the epitome of a great camp counselor. I think he was a big kid at heart. He told jokes all of the time, and he loved to tell stories. David Heller taught archery, canoeing and fishing programs.It was very important to him that the kids catch a fish, Soule said, and if a camper was having trouble, he would bring in a trinket and tell the camper it was a good luck charm.Soule said she doesnt know how or why it worked, but somehow it did. By golly, theyd always catch a fish. The kids were so excited, Soule said. Penny Benson, who works in the business office at Academy at the Lakes, said David Heller taught her daughter Brandy how to fish. The family still has a picture of Brandy with the bass she caught using a cane pole and a hot dog, Benson said. When Benson told her daughter about the camp counselors death, the teenager immediately began telling her mom about the inside jokes she shared with the outdoors enthusiast. She loved Mr. David, Benson said. I felt like it hit my family, too. Heller said there was no indication that his brother was ill. He came home and laid down to take a nap and never woke up, he said. Though Im deeply sad, I feel really proud that this really good man was my brother, and he is remembered so fondly by all because he was just plain good. Mikey Mauger, a junior at Sunlake High School, sent Mark Heller a sympathy note after David Hellers death. I fortunately had the privilege of working with him at camp this summer for three weeks, Mauger wrote. One thing I will never forget is that he taught me that loving relationships with good people are more rewarding than any material possession or individual achievement. Those were exactly the kinds of lessons that mattered to his brother, Heller said. Besides Mark, David Heller is survived by his mother and father, Jack and Judy Heller; his sister, Lynn Heller; his sister-in-law, Kathy; his nieces, Eden Heller and Kennedy Lachicotte; his nephew, Ben Lachicotte, and his girlfriend, Lori Capra, of Olympia, Wash. Those wishing to honor David Hellers memory can contribute to the David Heller Summer Opportunities Scholarship Fund, c/o Academy at the Lakes, 2331 Collier Parkway in Land O Lakes, 34639. David Heller teaches a camper how to fish. (Photos courtesy of Academy at the Lakes) David Heller

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20134 Send business news to mhinman@cnewspubs.com NEW MASSAGE THERAPIST AT CAMEO SALONKiki Young has joined Cameo Salon & Spa as a licensed massage therapist. Using a unique combination of Lomi Lomi techniques and traditional massage, Young develops individualized therapeutic treatment plans for every client. Her massages include sports, Swedish relaxation, customized deep tissue, prenatal and trigger point.Cameo is located at 1817 Collier Parkway in Lutz. For more information, call (813) 948-7411.CONNERTONS $1,000 GRAND TOURConnerton, the planned community of 8,000 homes in central Pasco County, is offering visitors a chance to win $1,000 by taking part in its grand tour of homes. But anyone looking for a chance to win will need to hurry, as the drawing is set to take place Dec. 15. Builders taking part in the tour include Ryland Homes, Taylor Morrison, M/I Homes, and Homes by WestBay. Each offers different types of homes ranging in price from the higher $100,000, to more than $700,000. Ryland can be reached at (813) 9961800, or at Ryland.com. Taylor Morrison is at (866) 495-6006, or at TaylorMorrison.com. M/I is at (813) 3886836, or at MIHomes.com, while WestBay can be reached at (813) 428-5973, or at HomesByWestBay.com. Since the communitys grand re-opening in May, more than 75 homes have been sold in the community. Connerton is located west of Interstate 75 on U.S. 41, five miles north of State Road 54. For more information, visit the website at Connerton.com.KIRK SPEAKING AT CHAMBER BREAKFASTThe Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast Dec. 17 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Hornbuckle Room of the Dade City Business Center, 15000 Citrus Country Drive in Dade City. The guest speaker is Arthur Kirk Jr., president of Saint Leo University. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, and to RSVP, call (352) 567-3769.NEW COMMUNITY PHASE OPENS AT CONNERTONRyland Homes recently opened a new phase for single-family homes beginning at $190,000 in Connerton. Its located at 8641 Savory Walk Drive in Land O Lakes. Mike Finley, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said the homebuilder has released 32 conservation and water view lots in the new phase. Connerton is a master-planned, designated New Town community with a theme park-style pool, community center, restaurant, and a highly rated elementary school within the community. For more information, visit the website at www.Ryland.com/Tampa.CROSS INSURANCE COMES TO LUTZDouglas Scribner is helming the newest office for Cross Insurance from his Lutz location. The office is located at 1423 Kensington Woods Drive in Lutz. Scribner will become Cross head of Southeast Surety Operations, and will be responsible for handling the bonding and risk management needs for a diverse group of construction companies and businesses within Floridas surety marketplace. With Florida poised to become the third largest state in the nation, we feel theres room in this marketplace for a strong player to duplicate Cross Suretys successful Northeast business model in the Southeast, said Michelle Orlando, president of Cross Surety Inc., in a release. Dougs knowledge of the surety industry in Florida makes him the perfect choice to lead our new office. A native of Maine, Scribner has worked in Floridas surety industry for the past 24 years. Prior to joining Cross Insurance, he has served as an account executive and officer for Travelers Casualty and Suretys Construction Surety Division in Tampa. Scriber also worked with ProSure Group, Aon Risk Services and Amwest Surety. Cross Surety is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cross Financial Group, and currently has offices in Massachusetts, Maine and New York.CHAMBER HOSTS QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGThe Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership meeting Dec. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at the chamber office, 38550 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills. Scheduled to speak are Krista Covey from the SmartStart Business Incubator, chamber president Carolyn Sentelik, and chamber executive director Vonnie Mikkelsen. For more information, call (813) 7821913, or email the chamber at news@zephyrhillschamber.org.NEW HOME STYLE INTRODUCED ICI Homes recently hosted a grand opening to showcase its new Salerno luxury model home at New Tampas Grand Hampton. The homes, according to ICIs vice president of sales and marketing Rosemary Messina, offers contemporary styling and an open floor plan with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an optional bonus room and additional full bathroom in a little more than 3,400 square feet of space. Prices for the building style begins at just under $440,000, with plans to build 35 of them at Grand Hampton, located in New Tampa between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Interstate 75, just south of East County Line Road on Dunham Station Drive.BUSINESS LINK MEETINGThe Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Link meeting Dec. 11 beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Quality Inn & Suites, 6185 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. A complimentary breakfast will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, call Rebecca Gaddis at (813) 778-2142, or email her at rgaddis@sacfcu.org.DADE CITY EATERY HAS NEW OWNERTropical Caf in downtown Dade City has opened its doors under new ownership. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20135 By Diane KortusPublisherWe are a company of just 12 employees, myself included. It is a small group, really, to take on the many steps needed to produce a unique community newspaper every week. There is no cookie-cutter approach to what we do. Every story you read, every photo you see, every ad you review and every invoice we prepare is created new each week by our team of writers, artists, sales representatives and customer service folks. To produce the 32-page newspaper you are holding, my staff was looking at 32 blank pages last Tuesday. They had just five business days until Monday to fill these pages with new stories, new photos and new advertisements. This is the equivalent of 15,000 words, 80 headlines, 30 photos, 140 display ads, 60 directory ads and 125 classified ads. People are often surprised when I tell them there are only a dozen of us getting the paper out each week. Our group makes it happen week after week because we share a vision, and a commitment, to produce a newspaper with quality stories and effective advertisements that are important to our readers and local businesses. This shared vision keeps us motivated and satisfied by our work. Employees are trusted to make decisions that are best for readers and advertisers, and know their decisions will ultimately be best for our company. I credit our success to this culture of self-determination, and believe it is why eight of our 12 employees have worked here for more than six years. Even more remarkable is that three of these employees are celebrating 10 continuous years with our company. Terri Williamson, our senior account manager, was the first to pass this milestone in November. In the business community, Terri is the face of The Laker/Lutz News, attending two or three chamber and community events most weeks.I never fail to marvel at Terris ability to assess a business marketing needs and then recommend ideas to maximize its budget and exposure. Her goal always is focused on getting more people to buy products or services from the businesses she consults with, whether its through ads in our newspapers, by sponsoring a chamber event, or connecting the owner or manager to another business that targets similar customers.Next up is Mary Eberhard, our accounting manager, whose anniversary was Dec. 2. Mary is the ultimate diplomat the rare person who intuitively sees the others perspective. She brings a kind heart and level head to our accounting process, and manages her area with outstanding communication and accuracy. And then theres Carolyn Bennett, who celebrates 10 years on March 2. As our inside customer service rep, she is the person most customers work with to update their ads and sign off on their proofs. Carolyn also works closely with other departments in a position that is perhaps the most detailed in the company. No matter what her responsibility, Carolyn handles it with incredible efficiency and finesse. I single out Terri, Mary and Carolyn in this column because of the significance 10 years represents. But they would be the first to tell you they would not be successful at their jobs without the shared commitment of the rest of our team: Matt Mistretta, Stefanie Burlingame, Kathy Welton, Suzanne Beauchaine, Rachel Thompson, Mary Rathman, Michael Hinman, B.C. Manion and myself. It is our appreciation and respect for each other that unites us at The Laker/Lutz News. We come together to produce a new newspaper every week with commitment and dedication because we know our newspaper is important to each other and to the communities we serve. 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With its decorative gingerbread woodwork, distinctive minarets, chrysanthemum windows and wrought iron balconies, the University of Tampa is an interesting place to visit any time of the year. At the holidays, however, the National Historic Landmark originally opened in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel becomes even more special. Thats when visitors to the Victorian Christmas Stroll can get a look at 14 rooms dressed up for the holidays in the Henry B. Plant Museum. Museum staff takes great care in creating rooms that offer a sense of walking into the era when winter visitors came from all over the world to experience the opulence of the grand hotel. We really want you to feel that youre stepping back in time, said Sally Shifke, who handles museum relations. The structure, built by railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant, graces a plot of land on the western edge of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. It took more than two years to build the grand hotel, at the cost then of $2.5 million. Another $500,000 was needed to purchase the hotels European furnishings and artwork. Visitors to the Victorian Stroll, now in its 32nd year, will have a chance to walk the same grounds Teddy Roosevelt did when he commanded the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. They also will be able to claim theyve been to the same place as famous visitors who stayed or performed at the hotel, including John Phillips Sousa, Sarah Bernhardt, Clara Barton, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison and Babe Ruth. Of course, there are those who are not particularly interested in history or architecture, and for them, the stroll offers a chance to see plenty of old-fashioned ornaments, garland and twinkling lights. And, in a gesture of true Southern hospitality, strollers are invited to conclude their visit by relaxing on the hotels vast verandah to enjoy a complimentary cookie and cup of spiced cider. Like its name implies, the Victorian Christmas Stroll aims to give visitors a chance to slow down and breathe in the beauty and magic of the holidays. One room in this years stroll, called Toys, Then and Now, features toys from the days of the hotel from the 1890s to the 1930s and from the present day including Lincoln Logs to Legos, Raggedy Ann to Barbie. We feel that this exhibit will really provoke conversation. The fact of the matter is that all children like toys and they use their imagination, Shifke said, noting the room will likely evoke pleasant memories for older visitors and prompt questions from younger guests. One thing that patrons may notice is that the toys of today are made from synthetic materials, while those of the past are made from metals, woods and natural fibers, Shifke said. Another room, known as the Mens Reading/Writing Room, is the most authentic room in the museum, Shifke said. It features two trees, with masculine themes. One tree is decked out in playing cards and cigar boxes.When men came to the Tampa Bay Hotel, they played cards. There was a card room and they would smoke cigars, Shifke said.The other tree sports a baseball theme. They always talk about Babe Ruth hitting his longest home run on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel, Shifke said. Another room on the stroll features a tree, standing nearly 14 feet tall, decorated with peacock feathers. That tree pays homage to the peacocks that once strolled about in a garden that the hotelier had built for his guests. In addition to the dressing up the trees, the museum staff pays attention to the small details. We do try to pretty much decorate every nook and cranny, Shifke said. They add miniature antique Christmas trees and other holiday accessories to mantles, cabinets and curios, using items of interest from the days when the Tampa Bay Hotel attracted affluent visitors to winter there. In other places on the tour, visitors can see Santa climbing a stairwell, a vintage goose-feather Christmas and an exhibit featuring sock monkeys, paying tribute to the monkey house that was once on the hotel grounds. John Herrmann of Pasco County loaned the museum the goose-feather tree and 23 of the sock monkeys, Shifke said. When strollers want to take a break, they can settle in to watch a movie about the hotels history. Besides getting a glimpse of the life that was at the hotel, Shifke believes the stroll prompts visitors to conjure personal memories of Christmases gone by. If you werent in the Christmas spirit before you got here, you certainly will be in when you leave, Shifke said.www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20136 This tree, which features peacock feathers, is one of the tallest trees at the Victorian Stroll. It represents the peacocks that strolled around in the garden during the hotels heyday. The portrait behind it is of Henry B. Plant, the railroad tycoon who built the grand hotel. (Photos by B.C. Manion) If you goWHAT: The Victorian Stroll WHEN: Dec. 1-23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with carolers performing nightly. The stroll is also open from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. WHERE: Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. COST: $13 for adults; $11 for senior citizens (65 and older); children, ages 418 are $7, until Dec. 23; after that, $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children, ages 5 through 12. (There are no carolers, cider or cookies after Christmas) INFO: PlantMuseum.comWorth the TripBy B.C. Manionbcmanion@cnewspubs.com The Tampa Bay Hotel, known for its opulence, served its meals on fine china from around the world. Part of the display in this room is the menu for Christmas day. (Photo courtesy of Henry B. Plant Museum) These antique dolls represent children playing with bubbles in a bathtub during the Victorian era at the hotel, which opened in 1891 and cost $2.5 million to construct. Holiday Lights in the GardenThe Florida Botanical Garden, 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, lights up its collection of tropical plants, roses, fruits, herbs, bromeliads and other plants with 500,000 twinkling lights. The lights go on nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through Jan. 1. Admission is free for children younger than 12, with a $2 suggested donation for adults. Refreshments are available, and entertainers perform nightly. Holiday moviesTampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa, is offering holiday movies this season including White Christmas Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., and Its a Wonderful Life Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at both 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.Holiday HooplaThe fifth annual Holiday Hoopla takes place Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at 3129 Beach Blvd. S., in Gulfport. Make and take gifts, holiday musical performances, dancers and street performers, and shopping are all a part of this petand family-friendly event. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit www.GulfportMA.com, or call (727) 322-5217.Gregorian ChantFlorida Pro Musica will perform Gregorian Chant XI: Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N. Florida Ave., in downtown Tampa. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.FloridaProMusica.com.Wild WonderlandVisit real reindeer, and check out animated displays, twinkling lights, the 100-foot-long Arctic Freeze slide, all at Wild Wonderland on select nights at Lowry Park Zoo. Attendees also can experience Florida flurries and takes some free zoo rides during the event at 1101 W. Sligh Ave., in Tampa. It runs Dec. 13-15, Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 26-30 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $14 for children, $11 for children ages 3 to 11, and free for children ages 2 and younger.The Wizard of ClausUna Voce: The Florida Mens Chorus presents The Wizard of Claus in three performances: Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., at The Palladium in St. Petersburg; and two shows at the Mainstage Theatre at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, both at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the show. For more information, visit www.Una-Voce.org.Worth the Trip Bonus Picks

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20139 A thank-you turkeyScherei Hart, left, manager of provider relations at Gulfside Regional Hospice, picks up her free turkeys with provider representative Karis Diaz. They were two of nearly 300 employees who received a turkey, a 2014 calendar and a holiday bonus, along with some pie and apple cider for Thanksgiving. This is the fifth year Gulfside has provided turkeys for its employees. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Juno) HEALTH & WELLNESS Give the gift of bloodRegional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, is hosting a blood drive on Dec. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening. Appointments can be made online at OneBloodDonor.org, using sponsor code B034.Gulfside volunteer orientationsGulfside Regional Hospice will host the following volunteer orientations: Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Gulfsides Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., in New Port Richey, for all new volunteers in West Pasco. For information, call Kathie Poole at (727) 845-5707. Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O Lakes Blvd., for new shop volunteers in Central Pasco. For information, call Jennifer Ball or Tracey Thompson at (813) 780-1235.Free hearing aid batteriesThe Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida will have a free battery giveaway on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at its New Port Richey office, 4443 Rowan Road. The most common sizes of 10, 13, 312, and 675 will be available, while supplies last. For information, call (727) 834-5479.Pediatric CPR courseThe obstetrics program at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a pediatric CPR class on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will learn the skills of the American Heart Association course CPR for Family and Friends. Cost is $15 per person, or $25 for two. For reservations, call (727) 834-5630.Condensed childbirth courseFlorida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2700 Healing Way, will host Understanding Birth Condensed Course on Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health & Wellness Center conference room. The condensed course will teach the stages of labor, how the birth process unfolds using real birth stories, helpful partner support tips, and what to expect from common medical procedures. Cost is $40 per couple. To register, call (813) 929-5683.Tree of Life at HPHHPH Hospice is hosting its annual Tree of Life through Dec. 24. With a donation of $5 up to $1,000 or more, an ornament corresponding to that amount will be placed on one of HPHs trees in memory or honor of a loved one. The proceeds will benefit HPHs patient care and family support programs. Donations can be made online at HPHHospice.org, or by calling the HPH Foundation at (800) 486-8784. In-person donations can also be made at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road in New Port Richey. To ensure the ornament is hung on the tree of your choice, a donation must be made by Dec. 18. For information, call (727) 863-7971.Parkinsons support groupThe Tampa area Parkinsons Support Group will host a holiday potluck luncheon on Dec. 18 at noon, at Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N. Himes Ave., in Tampa. Turkey, ham and beverages will be provided. Guests should bring side dishes and desserts to share. The group is open to those with Parkinsons, their caregivers, and family members. For information, call Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902. Health notes are run for free on a space-available basis. Please send all information at least two weeks before an event to news@cnewspubs.com. I finally picked up the phone and calledMost of the clients that start our program, have realized that they just are not losing weight on their own. For whatever reason they feel stuck, they arent motivated to stay on track with eating healthy or exercising on a reg ular b asi s and each month they find that they have either stayed the same or worse, g a i ned m ore weight! Its when they finally come to the realization that, I know I cant do th is on my own, I need som eone to help me. That is when they call us. Its okay. Just pick up the phone and call that is why we are here !Chris Williamsin her mid 50sinstead of just reading about Samanthas program. 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 PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO813.909.4939in Lutz, off SR 54www.PureHealthStudios.comFor Women For Women Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fat Loss & Fitness Expert Fat Loss & Fitness Expert Go to our website to see more inspiring pictures & videos! In my mid-50s, I am in the best shape of my life!~CHRIS WILLIAMS, LOST 55 LBS AND HAS KEPT IT OFF FOR 5 YEARS How do sealants work?Dental sealants fill in the deep crevasses on the chewing surface of permanent teeth. This blocks food particles that could get caught in the teeth causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable; it can effectively protect teeth for many years, saving you the cost of more expensive fillings down the road. Though recommended for children they are also effective on adults in the prevention of decay. For a child a sealant is easy compared to needing a filling, no anesthetic is required for a sealant. Most dental insurance companies cover sealants up to early teens.HAWLEYDENTALASSOCIATES813-948-BITE (2483) 21752 SR 54 Land O Lakes/Lutz Ha wle yDental.com DENTALBITES There have been so many changes in how dentistry is practiced since we opened our dental office 25 years ago in Land O Lakes. We want to use this dedicated space in The Laker and Lutz News to answer questions we are frequently asked and to share with you information about new innovations that make dentistry pain free and affordable.Q A

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201311 This Star will shineStar is an adorable medium-sized border collie/Aussie mix. She is black and dark tan, and always smiling and happy. Star is very talkative, and will clamor for your attention from the minute you walk into the room. She is an active, playful girl, who wants to be the only Star in your house no other pets for her. But this gorgeous gal has all the personality and sparkle youll need. Come take her home with you and see for yourself.For more information on how to adopt Star or other animals with Pasco County Animal Services, visit tinyurl.com/AdoptPasco. ThenewFDAapprovedTRULIGNToricintraocularlensisthe onlycataractlensimplantforpatientswithastigmatismthathelpsyou focusacrossthenaturalrangeofvision,near,intermediateand distance. OfficesinZephyrhills,SunCityCenter, BushnellandWesleyChapel. Dr.KaufmanwasthefirstTampaareasurgeon tooffertheTRULIGNToriclensandhasdone morethan35,000cataractsurgeries. ScheduleanappointmentwithDr.Kaufmanto seeifTRULIGNToriclensesarerightforyou.Ournewimplantscanaddressbothandyou mayeliminateyourneedforglasses.Cataracts?Astigmatism? www.KaufmanEyeInstitute.com Saturdayhoursavailable inWesleyChapelSeeBetter.LiveBetter.Call1-855-SEE-BEST StuartJ.Kaufman,MD Cataract&Multi-Focal LensImplantSpecialist KARRISHELTONHAIRSTUDIO813-817-3451 4032 Land O Lakes Blvd.HELPINGPEOPLESHOWTHEIRBEAUTYFOROVER25 YEARS.We offer the finest products including: Sojoun Gluten Free Hair Care Products, Locally Owned Naked Bee Line & Sudzz FXAlways Organic. Always Original.SERVICESFORMENANDWOMEN YOU...but better 813-922-330029910 State Road 56 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 www.NorthTampaBehavioralHealth.comThe Holidays are not always Happy for everyone...For some, they can be a challenge.Inpatient services for those experiencing Mental Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss Assessments & Referrals 813-333-0000

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201312 Your Community Calendar Submit 2 weeks in advance to: whatshappening@cnewspubs.com All listings free of charge Whats Happening What s Happening COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDYThe First United Methodist Church of Land O Lakes, 6209 Land O Lakes Blvd., hosts an interdenominational community Bible study every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children are welcome. For information, call Jeanine Coris at (813) 910-7670, email her at ejcoris@live.com, or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org.HUDSON THEATER MUSICALVenue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 in Hudson, will present a new Christmas musical, The Last Room, through Dec. 22. The show is an interpretation of the nativity of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the innkeeper. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (727) 822-6194, or email venueactorstudio@gmail.com.AARP HOSTS LUNCHEONThe Land O Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will host its holiday luncheon on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road in Lutz. The luncheon meeting will include the installation of new officers, board members and committee chairs. There will be a Secret Santa exchange. The cost is $15 for current chapter members and their guests, and former chapter members. Anyone age 50 or older can attend and become a 2014 member for an extra $10. For reservations, call (813) 996-1361, or email pebross@verizon.net.IDLEWILD CHRISTMAS PRESENTATIONExciting Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., in Lutz, will present the performance Christmas Child from Dec. 13 through Dec. 15. Shows are 7 p.m. each day, and one matinee on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $8, and are available online at Idlewild.org. The program is not recommended for children younger than 5. For wheelchair and companion seating, call (813) 264-1515, ext. 207.PARENTS NIGHT OUTThe Savanna Church Ministry Center, 3807 Maryweather Lane, Suite 101, in Wesley Chapel, will host a parents night out on Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children can enjoy pizza, songs, a Christmas movie, crafts and games, while parents enjoy a night out, or finish up Christmas shopping. The evening is for children from the age of 2 to those in fifth grade. Cost is $5 per child. For information, call Joe Jackson at (813) 907-5511, or visit SavannaChurch.com.FORT FOSTER CANDLELIGHT EVENTHistoric Fort Foster, 15402 U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa, will host a candlelight experience on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will follow a lanternlit trail through the fort, encountering live history scenarios along the way. There will be folk music, cider and cookies. There will be a battle reenactment on both days after 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children younger than 5 are free. Proceeds benefit the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society. For information, call (813) 987-6771.IRAQ VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATIONA new memorial commemorating the service of Iraq conflict veterans will be unveiled on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301 N., in Tampa. The dedication ceremony will honor those who sacrificed their lives in Iraq from March 2003 to December 2011. A motorcycle procession will begin at 2 p.m., and Jason Wyatt will perform a musical selection. Guest speakers include Lt. Gen. John Mulholland. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call (813) 744-5502.TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYSWhole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., in Carrollwood, will host a free Taste of the Holidays on Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can sample items from a holiday catering menu, including vegetarianfriendly items. For information, call (813) 264-3600.WINE FESTIVAL, BIRTHDAY PARTYFlorida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, near Land O Lakes, will host its Wine Festival & 12th Birthday Party on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include vendors with unique gift items, cheese tasting, birthday cake, and door prizes. Sam Osborne will provide the entertainment. Friendly, vaccinated, leashed pets are welcome.JOY STORY AT HERITAGEHeritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz, will present Joy Story, a Christmas musical, on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. This is a free family event. For information, call (813) 909-4080, or visit YesHeritage.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, call Patty Fitzpatrick at (813) 528-8565.FIREWORKS, SANTA AT AVALONThe Avalon Park West community center, 5227 Autumn Ridge Drive in Wesley Chapel, will host Avalon Aglow on Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can take pictures with Santa, enjoy food from local vendors, and listen to local music. There will be a bounce park. This free event includes a fireworks display at 8 p.m.HAVE YOU WRITTEN TO SANTA YET?The sixth annual Traditions on the Green from the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, The Heritage Park Foundation, and the Tampa Bay Times, will take place Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Land O Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd. The event will feature a free pancake breakfast with Santa beginning at 9 a.m., hosted by the Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary. Kids activities include games, crafts, puppet shows, face painting, and even Letters to Santa, sponsored by The Laker/Lutz News. For more information, call (813) 298-7363, or (813) 996-3011.FIRST UNITED CHRISTMAS MUSICALFirst United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road, will present A New Heart for Christmas on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The drama will be presented by the worship arts team. For information, call (813) 949-1751.QUANTUM LEAP FAMILY FUNQuantum Leap Farm, 10401 Woodstock Road in Odessa, is hosting a Holiday Family Fun Day on Dec. 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will include pony and equine arts and crafts, hayrides, and pony rides for kids. For information, visit QuantumLeapFarm.org.CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CONCERTThe Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, will present contemporary jazz artist Eric Darius on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for senior citizens and students, and $20 for general seating. For information and tickets, call (813) 794-8772, or visit CFAWesleyChapel.com.CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PROGRAMThe children and youth at Grace Community of Wesley Chapel will present the program Why Do We Call It Christmas? at Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The show features a puppet named Buck Denver and other characters from the Whats In the Bible? video series. This is a special family service. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (813) 994-9363, or visit ExploreGrace.com.CORNERSTONE AIR COLLECTS TOYSCornerstone Air, 4946 Land O Lakes Blvd., in Land O Lakes, is an official collection point for Toys for Tots. The business is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is accepting toys and food through Dec. 17. For information, call (813) 949-4445.GRANDPARENT SUPPORT PROGRAMKinship Services Network of Pasco County will host two support groups for grandparents and other relatives raising kin. The group will provide information on community resources, services, family support and reducing stress. For information, call (813) 716-8254, or visit ChildrensHome.org. The groups will meet as follows: Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Calusa Elementary School, 7520 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey. CHRISTMAS CARD LANELutz is having its final celebration to mark its 100th birthday with Christmas Card Lane on Dec. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature giant holiday cards, entertainment, refreshments, and an appearance by Santa. It will be near the Train Depot, at U.S. 41 and Lutz Lake Fern Road.AAUW LUNCHEON PROGRAMThe Tampa Branch of American Association of University Women will have a holiday luncheon on Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m., at Tampa Yacht Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd., in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Ellie Almand talking about human trafficking. The cost is $28 by Dec. 13. For information, call Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902.PARENT NIGHT OUTSports & Field Family Athletic Club, 2029 Arrowgrass Drive in Wesley Chapel, will host a parent night out on Dec. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes pizza, drinks, crafts, games, movies and more. Cost is $10. Early drop-off appointments will be available for an additional cost. For information, call Kayla Ramos at (813) 9485500.A CHRISTMAS OF GIVINGWesley Chapel Nissan, 28519 State Road 54, will host A Christmas of Giving through Dec. 21. Guests can visit the showroom and vote for their favorite decorated tree. Each dollar donation counts as a vote. Wesley Chapel Nissan will match donations up to $500. Beginning Dec. 16, there will be a silent auction to bid on the trees. Proceeds will go to local charities. WJQB-FM, better known as True Oldies 106.3, will broadcast from the dealership on Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call (813) 7511300.MODEL TRAIN SHOW, SALEGolden Spike Enterprises will host its Model Train Show & Sale at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 in Tampa, on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. More than 350 dealers will have model items in all gauges and railroad antiques for sale. Admission is $8. Children younger than 12 are free. There is a parking fee. Guests can get a discount coupon at GSERR.com. For information, call Alan Altman at (813) 949-7197.CHRISTMAS IN SMALLTOWNMessiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Road in Tampa, will celebrate Christmas in Smalltown on Dec. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can visit Christmas village shops, make crafts and eat supper in the Smalltown Town Square. There will be a popcorn cart and snowman area. For information, call (813) 961-2182.GIVE BEANIE BABIES, GET DISCOUNTGulfside Regional Hospice is collecting Beanie Babies at its thrift shops through December to be used in the Mending Hearts Kids Program. The program visits local schools to perform puppet shows about grief. Each child who attends a show receives a Beanie Baby. Anyone donating a Beanie Baby will receive 25 percent off one item in the store. The shops are located at: 1930 Land O Lakes Blvd., Lutz, (813) 9090485 6117 State Road 54, New Port Richey, (727) 842-7262 HOLIDAY FOOD GIVEAWAYPasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Sen. John Legg, Sen. Wilton Simpson, and Rep. Amanda Murphy, along with Farm Share, are hosting a holiday food giveaway on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Baptist Church, 9230 Ridge Road in Port Richey. The giveaway is for low-income families and Medicaid, supplemental security income and food stamp recipients. No food will be given away before 10 a.m. For information, call (727) 844-7744.FEEDING AMERICA FUNDRAISERRooms & Relics, 5110 Land O Lakes Blvd., in Land O Lakes, will host a cookout to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay-Suncoast Branch on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be sale items available. Feeding America Tampa Bay serves a food-insecure population of close to 700,000 residents across West Central Florida. For information, call Kathy Sholette at (813) 777-5937, or email her at kathysholette@gmail.com. COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201313 Sponsors include: Heritage Park Foundation, The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Pasco County Parks and Recreation, The Laker / Lutz News and the Tampa Bay Times Visit TheLAKER/LutzNEWSbooth to drop off or write your letter to Santa! DECEMBER 14TH 9AM 2PMTHE 6TH ANNUAL TRADITIONS ON THE GREENMarket Place with Local Arts & Crafts Breakfast with SantaFREE PANCAKES(until we run out)Kids Christmas Corner Face Painting Ornament Making Puppet Shows Bounce House Craft GiftsConcerts on The Green LAND O LAKES COMMUNITY CENTER 5401 LAND O LAKES BLVD

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201314 Send school news to mrathman@cnewspubs.com NEW SPACE DEDICATED WITH PRAYER AND SONGFather Stephan Brown and Saint Leo University music instructor Cynthia Selph recently celebrated the renovation of a university campus building to house the music department, along with female members of the Saint Leo Singers, one of the student choral groups. Students and faculty perform in both fall and spring semesters in programs that are free and open to the public, in addition to the annual Christmas program.WIREGRASS RANCH NAMED DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLWiregrass Ranch High School has received the Apple Distinguished School designation for the second time. Apple recognizes a select class of institutions nationwide as exemplary learning environments and centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. Wiregrass Ranch was recognized for consistently supporting student learning with daily, instructional technology use.SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS CRUMBLEY, LUIKARTThe Pasco County School Board recently elected Alison Crumbley as chairwoman, and Steve Luikart as vice chair. Crumbley was elected to the District 4 school board seat in 2010 to complete the final two years of Kathryn Starkeys term when Starkey ran for county commission, and was re-elected in 2012 to a four-year term. Crumbley is marketing director for her familys real estate company. Luikart was elected to the District 5 school board seat in 2010, and is serving a four-year term. Luikart is a retired school administrator.CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOST SCHOOL BANDSThe Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey, 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. 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 Dec. 18, Calusa Elementary School Band Concert Dec. 19, River Ridge Middle School Band and Choral ConcertNEW CHRISTIAN 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.HEATHER EDWARDS ELECTED TO STUDENT GOVERNMENTHeather Edwards, a freshman and psychology major at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., was elected to the schools student government for freshman class student services for the 2013-14 school year. Edwards is a native of Lutz. Wildcats spring into actionThe Wildcat Garden at Wesley Chapel Elementary School is blooming with fruit trees, strawberries, tomato plants, broccoli, lettuce, okra, and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. The NFL Fuel Up To Play 60 and the Dairy Council of Florida provided funds to purchase plants and supplies, and students and volunteers dug in on Wildcat Garden Day to plant, mulch and water the garden. Fourth grade student Sania Siddiqui prepares her pomegranate bush for planting. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201315 Owners Pride in the Groves! You will fall in love with this beautiful 4BR/2BA split plan home. Sit awhile on the front screened porch or come in! A woman's touch shows from the graceful entry to the dining area overlooking this extra-large conservation lot. $229K.(hom)Landings at Bell Lake Pool Home! Excellent condition 4/2/2 home with screened solar heated pool. Formal living room & dining room with volume ceiling and ceiling fans, large family room, large kitchen with breakfast bar, and master with walk-in closet. $215K.(ves) Flying Enthusiasts at Tampa Downs Heights!Well maintained 3/2/2 with an easy floor plan, fabulous curb appeal, towering grand oaks, fully equipped galley kitchen, breakfast nook, huge laundry suite and a walkin pantry. Exterior workshop. $174.9K. (ste) Four Bedroom in Carpenters Run!Original model home and now "move-in ready ". This 4/2/2 reflects oneowner care and affection. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201316 Since his rescue, Barley has become the hospitals mascot of sorts, but more importantly hes an ambassador for these very misunderstood animals, Costantino said. While some people think opossums are mean and others brand them nuisances, Costantino said those perceptions are false.They are very solitary and quiet, he said. Opossums tend to avoid people and only hiss when theyre cornered and scared. They dont carry rabies, but they do play an important role in Floridas ecosystem. Theyre basically the garbage men, surviving off carrion and bugs, Costantino explained. Opossums are highly resistant to poisonous snake and spider bites, and tend to keep areas where they live free of such pests as roaches, Costantino said. Theyre also quite photogenic or at least Barley is. Thats why the locally famous marsupial plans to pay a visit to the hospitals celebration dressed as Barley Claus. Attendees can get their holiday pictures taken with him during the event for a donation to the animal rescue groups.Proceeds from the photos and chance drawings will be split among numerous rescue groups, explained Jade Sceusa, the hospitals office manager. Fifty percent will go directly to the opossum society, while the other half will benefit a host of other groups.Although the celebration is meant for fun, it does have a serious purpose. We wanted to do more for the species, Sceusa said. We are so passionate about rescue. Why has Barley become such a celebrity? Everyone has just fallen in love with Barley, Sceusa said. Hes the cutest little guy. A Very Barley Christmas Party takes place Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at East-West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O Lakes Blvd. The event features food from Uptown Pizza & Subs, Panera Bread, Publix and The Breakfast Nook. There will also be a variety of local vendors present, goodie bags given away and opossum fans can pick up their Barley calendars and T-shirts. For more information, visit www.EastWestAnimalHospital.com. Thevin and Nuvivi have been taking piano lessons from Ledee-Finnerty for years. The teacher offers piano lessons at very reasonable prices, Wijesundara said. Chorus is free. Both Ledee-Finnerty and her husband, Eugene Finnerty, are involved. While Ms. Edie is teaching kids, her husband, Mr. Eugene, gives her full support, Wijesundara added. Ledee-Finnerty said she appreciates having a group of parents who are involved. Each person offers their particular talent making dresses, buying props, offering rides, making capes and costumes, she said. We all work together and its very rewarding. One of the moms, Katrina Williams, is the groups choreographer. She enjoys helping the children make the right moves. Ledee-Finnerty sees music as a powerful force for good, offering a bridge between people of diverse cultures. You can bring very different people together and have them learn the same song, she said. I particularly love music from around the world because we learn so much about each other through our music. It can be fun, too. As the kids sang The 12 Days of Christmas, they were going through the motions of milking, leaping, dancing and other actions contained in the Christmas carol. The choir is made up of Yuthmi Gamage, 6; Sayuri Ranatunga, 7; Nuvivi Wijesundara, 7; Bianca Walker, 8; Jasmine Mazard, 8; Sandali Idippili; Jeremiah Williams, 9; Breonna Walker, 9; Yeran Gamage, 9; Ravidu Idippili and, Thevin Wijesundara, 13. Every member of Merry Makers said they enjoy singing. Sandali Idippili, who attends Wesley Chapel Elementary School, put it this way: When my voice is going high, I think of the blue sky and the birds are coming down and singing with me. The children are memorizing all of the words to the songs they will be performing, and Sandali Idippili believes theyll be ready. She credited the choir director, noting, Shes very talented. She offered another reason, too: We practice a lot. she said. McBride is sure she would have been in the path of the car, had she not followed her grandmothers instruction. The thing is, her grandmother Margaret Wilson of Cohoes, N.Y. died in 1989, 13 years before this incident occurred. Initially McBride didnt tell anyone about her experience. Even now, I dont know if people are going to believe me. Or, theyll just think Im crazy, McBride said. McBride, who is married and has three daughters, said she decided to share her story during a family reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Somehow, somebody brought up the subject of guardian angels, McBride said. So, I told them my story. Since then, she has shared her story with her family and with friends in her Bible studies at Grace Family Church. And now it can be found under the heading of Listening to our Angels in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven. McBride, who said she was honored to have the story published, said it gives her comfort to know that others can watch out for us even after their death and she hopes that her experience can help others feel that same sense of comfort, too.BARLEY, from page 1 MUSIC, from page 1 MIRACLE, from page 1 Karen McBride of Lutz shares her story of Listening to our Angels, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven. (Photo by B.C. Manion) Barley the opossum will be decked out for the season during the holiday party at East-West Animal Hospital in Lutz. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201317 Donation to a teaMembers of Women-n-Charge recently donated $1,000 to a local ministry aimed at serving women, A Womans Place. It offers hope and resources, free of charge, for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Money came from a fundraising tea event, which typically funds the groups grant program. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Wright)The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportAfter troubles keeping his department on track to achieve various goals, Hillsborough County Administrator Michael S. Merrill has reassigned the leader of the countys Animal Services Department, and put an interim manager in his place. Ian Hallett is moving from animal services to Hillsboroughs Parks and Recreation Department, where he will becomes the parks services manager, Merrill said. He will be replaced by Dexter Barge, currently in charge of the countys code enforcement, to whom Merrill called a strong, effective and experienced leader who will bring stability and clear direction to the Animal Services Department. This will require that Dexter restore trust among the rescue groups and volunteers who are essential to our mission, as well as to improve customer service, Merrill said in the memo. Former Temple Terrace city manager Kim Leinbach will continue as an additional management resource at Animal Services, and both will be joined by additional resources beyond that when necessary. Once Animal Services has been stabilized, Merrill said he would then turn his attention to finding a permanent leader for the department. While the change was necessary to help get the department back on the right track, Merrill still had positive words for its former leader, Hallett. Through all the challenges, disappointments and successes over the past year, there can be no doubt of his dedication, hard work and passion for service to animals, Merrill said.Barge takes over troubled Animal Services 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 The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportThe State Attorneys Office in Tampa was awarded the Adopt-A-Route Partner of the Year by Meals on Wheels of Tampa. The office has been delivering its weekly route to Meals on Wheels recipients for 17 years, longer than any other Adopt-A-Route partner, according to a release. This gives us the opportunity to give back to the community, even with our hectic work schedules, said Jinny Oldham, investigative assistant for the state attorneys office, in a release. With my own father having been a Meals on Wheels recipient, I know firsthand how important this effort is, not only to the recipients themselves, but also to their sons, daughters and loved ones. State Attorney Mark Ober, along with assistant state attorneys, prosecutes accused criminals throughout the county, which also encompasses an area that includes Lutz, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City. The staff of more than 350 includes more than 120 attorneys, 12 investigators and a dedicated support staff. We are grateful that Jinny has been able to organize this effort for so many years, said Meals on Wheels executive director Steve King, in a release. Meals on Wheels locally serves approximately 750 individuals with a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by a volunteer. For more information, visit www.MOWTampa.org, or call (813) 2388410.State attorneys office honored by local Meals on Wheels THISISWHATAHEARTATTACKFEELSLIKETOAWOMAN.(UNUSUALUPPERBODYPAIN,ORDISCOMFORTINONEORBOTHARMS,BACK,SHOULDER, NECK,JAWORUPPERPARTOFTHESTOMACH) OtherHeartAttackSymptomstoWatchOutFor:Chestpain,discomfort,pressureorsqueezing,liketheresatonofweightonyouShortnessof breathNauseaLight-headednessorsuddendizzinessUnusualfatigueBreakingoutina coldsweat Ifyouexperienceanyoneofthesesymptoms,dontmakeexcusesforthem. MaketheCall.DontMissaBeat. Tolearnmore,visitWomensHealth.gov/HeartAttack

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Its the health screening that everyone 50 and older dreads: colonoscopy. Most fear the preparation and the procedure itself, but the most frightening thing about a colonoscopy is what can happen if you skip it. A colonoscopy can find precancerous growths as small as one millimeter before they can turn into deadly tumors. The good news is that regular screening is the most powerful weapon for preventing colorectal cancer in its earliest stages, when its easier to treat, said Christian Bailey, M.D., a gastroenterologist at St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa and St. Josephs Hospital-North in Lutz. Removing polyps can help prevent cancer from starting yet nearly half of all adults skip the test. Kevin Kruszewski turned 50 and knew it was time for his first colonoscopy, but he didnt do it right away. Like most, Kruszewski was skeptical about the potential discomfort. Then a couple of years passed and he found himself past due for the screening. I met Dr. Bailey through his wife, who is a customer at my bakery, Kruszewski said. I always knew that when it was time to get a colonoscopy, he would be the doctor who I called. Finally, he called Dr. Bailey and scheduled the procedure. Regarding the preparation, I had to follow a special diet for a couple of days and take some medication I stayed home the day before, he said. As for the procedure itself, Kruszewski summed it up, It really wasnt a big deal! Kevin, like most of my patients, learned that colon screening typically takes less than 30 minutes and the majority of the discomfort is due to the preparation during the day before, Dr. Bailey explained. Afterwards, patients are just a bit woozy from anesthesia but can return home after a couple of hours and resume normal activity. If a polyp is found, it will be removed during the test, and often times no further treatment is necessary, Bailey said. Patients also should know that while the recommendation for colonoscopy screening is to start at age 50, it is recommended to consult a physician to ensure earlier screening isnt required due to certain risk factors, such as ethnic background or family history. For Kruszewski, his test results came with good news, Dr. Bailey said he will see me in 10 years! Since symptoms of colorectal cancer are often silent, it is important to get screened regularly. You should make an appointment with your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs or symptoms listed below. Change in your bowel habits that last for more than a few days and cannot be explained by travel or illness Diarrhea Constipation Abnormalities in stools Blood in your stools or blood found on toilet paper Feeling that your bowel does not empty completely Frequent gas pains, cramps, or bloat Unexplained weight loss For a physician referral for your colonoscopy, please contact St. Josephs Hospital-North at (813) 443-2010. 4211 Van Dyke Road Lutz StJosephsNorth.org Living Well A Quick Health Screening that Can Save Your LifeDr. Bailey The LAKER/ Lutz NEWS3632 Land O Lakes Blvd., Ste 102 Land O Lakes, FL 34639 phone: 813.909.2800 fax: 813.909.2802 www.cnewspubs.comHOLIDAY FOOD DRIVEThe holidays are upon us!Help us help the hungry in our community who are struggling to feed their family during this time of the year.The Laker/Lutz News Donations Collection Box For Feeding America Tampa Bay-Suncoast Branch 3632 LAND OLAKES BLVD., SUITE 102 COPPERSTONE EXECUTIVE SUITES Items needed most are: Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, sausage) Canned fruits & vegetables Canned & boxed meals (soups, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese) Pasta & rice Peanut butter No glass please. Pop-top items preferred. No donation is too big or small. We appreciate our reader s efforts in helping in this mission. 813-909-8710 813-909-14322346 Raden Dr. LandOLakes (Behind Wendys)HAIR EXTENSIONS PERFECT GIFT IDEA!Gift Certificates are the Haircuts$1495MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXP. 12-31-13with select stylist FREE Haircut & Style with Highlights or Perm$6000MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXP. 12-31-13with select stylistand up reg $30with shampoo & blowdry style www.LakerLutzNews.com Decem ber 11, 201320 The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or any other treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Quality Care, Affordable PricesFamily Dental, Dental Implants & OrthodonticsDR. 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HOLIDAY Cookie RecipeMy mother made these cookie balls every Christmas when I was a kid, and I now make them for my kids just to keep the tradition going. They absolutely love them and so do I! ~Elizabeth Byrd, Land O Lakes Christmas BallsMakes 3 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup Butter 2 tsp Vanilla 1/3 cup Sugar 2 tsp Water 2 cups Flour 1 cup chopped Walnuts Red & Green colored Su gars Directions: Cream butter and vanilla Add sugar, cream until fluffy Add water St ir in flour, mixing well Add walnuts Shape into 1 balls Roll in sugar Place on ungreased cookie sheet (1 apart) Bake @ 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201321 www.bernierdental.comPLEASE CALL FOR YOUR APPOINTM ENT TODAY!813-601-1122Eveni n g and weekend appoi ntm ents avai lab le.M OST INSURANCES ACCEPTEDLet 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 103 813-601-1122Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. It is not redeemable for cash and has no cash value. EXPIRES 12/31/13. Another $30,000 to fight cancerCaliente Resort and Spa was the site of a successful fundraiser in November for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation that raised more than $30,000. The Caliente-based Breast Friends Forever organized the event, Pink Heals. The funds are specifically earmarked for breast cancer treatment and research. Participating in the presentation are, from left, Polly Honor, Dan Minor of the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, Judi Miller, and Hilda Holt. (Photo courtesy of Polly Honor) Big Brothers Big Sisters picks up donationChristian Business Connections of Central Pasco donates $250 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. The funds come from membership dues of the group, which meets every Thursday beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Myrtle Lake Church. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Rene Van Hout, Schiller Daux, Michelle Pentifallo, Shantelle Beachler, Jan Roberts of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Peter Castellani, Edda Gilbert and Clestine Herbert. HOMES FOR SALEENERGY SAVING -4/3/2 home with quality decorator wood cabinets and nichol faucets and door knobs! Beautiful hardwood floors and stairs! 3 1/4" Colonial Molding, marble window sills and top of the line appliances. Tranquil pond in the back yard! Call Faith Garcia to see this home today 813-503-6610VERY ATTRACTIVE 3/2.5/2 PLUS LOFT Home in optimal condition in Asbel Estates Subdivision; negotiable furniture; formal living room; 2280 square feet. $209,900. Call Irving Hernandez at 813-843-6026READY TO SKI ON 160 ACRES ON BIG LAKE THOMAS 1800 square foot; 3/1.5; Gorgeous View with long dock; heavily wooded with running creek; secluded at the end of a long semi private drive; tongue and groove knotty pine ceilings; new central AC. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712SKI SIZE LAKE PADGETT ACREAGE Home and cottage; 3.74 acres on ski sized Lake Padgett, land has possibility to build one or more executive homes. Call Cody Adams 813909-0712SECLUDED HOME & ACREAGE ON LAKE HOBBS 4/2 on 3.7 acres on Lake Hobbs ski sized lake; 120+ feet of lake frontage; 2000 square foot home with a painted metal roof; just off of Lutz Lake Fern Road in the heart of old Lutz; split plan; fireplace; large gas stove with double oven; detached workshop; great lake view from the Florida Room; all located at the end of a long private driveway. Call Cody Adams 813909-0712LAKE PADGETT LAKEFRONT HOME First time on the market! 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 bathroom. Call Faith Garcia to see this executive home today! 813-503-6610TIRED 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. Non deed restricted, without HOA. Ready to build your lakefront dream home. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712BIG SKI LAKE LOT,can build 2 homes, in Land O Lakes, near High School and Publix. $299,000. Call Helen Grantham 813-767-4899LAKE TONY WATERFRONT LOTjust off State Road 54 on Knight just $89,900! Call Faith Garcia for details 813-5036610KING LAKE 120 acre ski lake. One acre on cul-de-sac. Over 150 ft. of lake frontage, gorgeous panoramic view. City water Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712HALF ACRE ON BIG LAKE THOMASBring the ski boat! 160 acre ski lake with dock and well. $149,000 ready for the boat! Plan today for tomorrow, owner says sell. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712 VACANT PROPERTY2.82 ACRES R1MA zoningwith matured Oak trees; ready for your double wide or build your own home; power poles; well; some prepaid impact fees $84,900 Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712PRICE REDUCED "LUTZ" BUILD YOUR EXECUTIVE HOME TODAY on one of these 5 deed restricted lots between 1 and 1.3 acres. Owner will build to suit. Priced between $79,900 and $107,700. Call David Tubaugh 813-777-014610 ACRES IN BROOKSVILE Golf course frontage, potential income on planted Pine trees, convenient to the airport. Owner says sell! Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712 COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMARINE ON BELL LAKE Highway frontage; Property and marine sales/repair business plus a duplex rental & living quarters; 150 feet of lake frontage on 80 acre ski lake. Call Cody Adams 813-909-071210,000 SQUARE FOOT COMMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH TENANT;Commercial building zoned C-2 located with direct frontage on US Highway 41 aka Land O Lakes Boulevard; 2 dock height loading bays. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON US HIGHWAY 41 WITH BILLBOARD INCOME;3200 square foot C-2 commercial building located on almost acre; 125 feet of highway frontage; located on Land O Lakes Boulevard / US Highway 41. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712Russell Adams Realty, Inc.2502 Land O Lakes Blvd.Corner of Carson Rd. & US 41949-3603 www.russelladamsrealty.comBUSINESS IS HOPPING LOOKING FOR ENERGIZED AGENTS 813-949-3600 INTEREST RATES ARE LOW, HOMES ARE SELLING FAST! 23110 SR 54 @ Collier Pkwy(813) 948-2287 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 New Reduced Prices on Boxes and Packaging! $2 OFF UPS SHIPPING ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. 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Premium Fraser Fir Fresh cut from the mountains of North Carolina!$5 off your purchasewith this adCASH & CARRYOpen for business TODAY!3631 Land O Lakes Blvd (Hwy 41) Land O Lakes, FL 34639(Next to RPM Printing) Located in Osprey Cove Professional Center21776 SR 54 Lutz 813-528-8799 www.element54salon.com Purchase a $100 gift cardReceive a $20 gift card FREEPurchase a $50 gift cardReceive a $10 gift card FREEExpires 12-24-13. Can not be used the day of purchase. Live Harp MusicTHURS-SUNEat Good, Live Well... Happy Holidays!RISTORANTE ITALIANOEST.1989813-949-0572102 Flagship Drive Lutz, FL 33549www.villaggiolutz.comOpen 7 days a week 4pm til close NOW OFFERING A FULL BAR! Gift Certificates Available New Tampa Location17501 North Palms Village Place813.615.1333Land O Lakes Location24124 State Road 54813.949.7297For the person who has everythingGIFT CARDS AVAILABLE Land O LakesGun & Pawn4409 Land OLakes Blvd. Land OLakes, FL 34638(2 miles north of SR 54 on US 41)813-996-7777 Buy Sell Trade FFL Transfers We Pawn Harleys Class IIIwww.landolakesgunandpawn.com Come to us for all your holiday gift needs WE OFFER CONCEALED WEAPON CLASSESCall for more details COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE FUN!Tues Sat 11am midnight Sun 12pm 9pm4805 LAND O LAKES BLVD. 813-995-0608 GET A$10.00 BONUS GIFT CARD WITH PURCHASE OF $50 IN GIFT CARDS Restaurant & BarBEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT DINING Reserve your complimentary consultation today!813-406-4835 TreatYOURSELFthis Holiday!Aparna Ambay, M.D., FAADBoard Certified Dermatologistwww.360DermatologyTampa.com 27718 Cashford Circle Ste 101 WESLEY CHAPEL Belotero$450 Juvderm Ultra$525 Juvderm UltraPlus $575 2nd syringe $50 offOFFER VALID UNTIL 1/15/14 813.344.332521336 Ashley Oaks Circle, Ste 102 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Organic Airbrush Tanning and/or Personal Fitness TrainingBUY ONE SESSION GET ONE FREEGift Certificates Included Visit our store at International Plaza or buildabear.com for other area locations. (While quantities last. Outts and accessories sold separately.) buildabear.com (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) holidayGift Guidedont miss this affordable way to advertise your holiday special to our 60,132 readers 2013 www.LakerLutzNews.com Decem ber 11, 201322

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PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO813.909.4939in Lutz, off SR 54 www.PureHealthStudios.comFor Women For Women Personal TrainingGift Card2 WEEKS, 6 SESSIONS$67.00Includes personalized meal plan, body diagnostics and nutrition seminar.Gift card must be used by 2/28/14. One FREE Hug!Redeemable from any participating human being. cameo81394874111817 collier parkway, lutzcameosalonspa.comsalon and spaThe gift every woman wantsALSO A VAILABLE: $75 gift card when you buy a $300 gift card $125 gift card when you buy a $500 gift cardvouchers valid 1-1 thru 2-13-2014 buy a $100 gift cardand get a$2000gift card 813.996.01617924 Melogold Circle Land O Lakes, FL 34637 Hot Golf Deals!20% OFFRound of GolfBOOK YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE ATwww.grovesgolfandcc.comOnly valid before 3pm. Restrictions apply.Gift Certificates Available Holiday Gifts are simple at Time for Wine... we create "extraordinary" Wine GiftsBASKETS & DECORATIVE GIFT BOXESLOCAL DELIVERY & SHIPPING OUT OF STATE www.timeforwine.net Call 813-664-1430 and let our staff make it special Fresh Georgia Pecans Shelled, sold by the pound. Well worth the drive, these aren't your Walmart Pecans! Just in time for the holidays! Makes a great gift, with pick up or shipping available!Visit us at Herrmann's Barn 31131 Pasco Rd in San Antonio Or call us at 813-714-8704Open 8am 8pmholidayGift Guidedont miss this affordable way to advertise your holiday special to our 60,132 readers 2013 There is only 1 week left to get your holiday special to over 60,000 readers!Contact your sales rep today to reserve your ad space813-909-2800 www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201323

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 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 OUTPee Wee Predators cheer way to nationalsBy Michael MurilloThe Laker/Lutz News CorrespondentWhen you attend a Pop Warner football game, you might not realize that youre seeing more than two teams on the field. The first, of course, is the football team. But theres another group of athletes performing, and they also practice, work hard and compete against opponents at the conference, regional and national levels. And theyre part of every game. Theyre the cheerleaders. Cheerleading isnt simply a side activity that complements the football programs. Its an organized sport in its own right that requires patience and skill to compete at a high level. And in the Pee Wee division, the South Pasco Predators have demonstrated their ability to not only compete, but stand out: The team took first place at the conference level, compiling the highest score and earning a trip to regionals. But there were more reasons to cheer for the Predators. At the regional competition, the team again placed first and again had the highest score of any squad (including teams from the rest of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia). That accomplishment has earned them a spot in the national competition, which will be this week at Walt Disney World in Orlando. For Coach Kayla Hensley, the teams success validates not just the Pee Wee Predators, but the sport of cheerleading. If you dont have any experience watching cheerleading, they make it look so easy that it doesnt seem like it should be a sport, she said. Thats the real challenge of cheerleading. Youre supposed to make it look easy and effortless. People see cheerleaders from professional football teams who mostly perform dance routines and they think thats all there is to it, Hensley said. But competitively, theres a lot of skill necessary, a lot of dedication required and a lot of preparation and practice to perform the teams complex routines correctly. Hensley seems to have found the formula for cheerleading success: This is the second team shes coached that reached nationals (she coached Junior Pee Wee for the Predators last year, and that team placed fourth at the national competition). Shes also a former Predator herself, cheerleading in her youth for the team before becoming a cheerleader for Land O Lakes High School. Hensley said that she feels more stress as a coach than when she was doing the routines herself. Its way more nerve-racking on the coaching side of things, because you have no control over their performance, she said. Youre not out there so you cant do anything to help them. But her athletes think shes done a lot to help them get where they are today. Kayla, shes amazing. I really like her, said Kylee Brown, one of the teams cheerleaders. She encourages us. Every time we go on the stage, she gives us a pep talk. Hensley also reminds the team that no matter how the national competition turns out, they should be proud of making it this far and enjoy the level of success the Predators have already attained, Brown said. Another cheerleader, Elizabeth Harmon, said that Henleys experience has helped them recognize whats important to judges and how to maximize their points to have the best showing possible. She knows whats expected, and she knows how many points you can get (for different parts of a routine) so she knows how to get us a really high score, Harmon said. She admits to be a little nervous about competing at nationals, but also is excited about the chance to perform at Disney World. Hensley will be proud of the team regardless of how they finish. But that day will be a mix of pride and anxiety, and the coach might even be more nervous than the girls who will be competing. The nervous feeling that I used to get right before I went on the mat, I have the whole entire day of the competition, she said. Whenever I watch them, I just have a huge smile on my face and my eyes get watery. I feel like Im watching my own kids out there. Kate Allmond, Shae-Lynn Gibbs and Kylee Brown lift Lila Zois as part of the award-winning routines of the South Pasco Predators in the Pop Warner Pee Wee division. The girls are heading to Orlando to compete at the national level. (Photos courtesy of Kayla Hensley)Baseball clinic in Land O LakesRockstar Performance Baseball will conduct a four-week winter instructional training camp in December and January for players between the ages of 6 and 18 at the Land O Lakes Little League sports complex. Training will focus on hitting, fielding, base running, pitchers and catchers instruction. It will review key mechanics, common mistakes and how to fix those mistakes through proper drill sequence and identification. For more information, visit www.RockstarBaseball.com. Lightning is FARAs honored partnerThe Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance, which recently ha a fundraiser at Avila Golf & Country Club, named the Tampa Bay Lightning its 2013 Partner of the Year. FARA recognizes that collaboration and partnership are absolutely essential for success, said Jennifer Farmer, FARAs executive director, in a release. The Tampa Bay Lightning has gone above and beyond to help further our mission to find a cure for Friedreichs ataxia. Their personal and professional commitments have brought us closer to the finish line and inspired hope in many. The Lightning hosted a FARA Night earlier this year at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and have contributed a number of exclusive auction items to the Energy Ball silent and live auctions. The team also donated their suite at a Eagles concert to help raise a record high $260,000. Friedreichs ataxia is a rare nerve degenerative disease that has been diagnosed in 6,000 people in the United States, yet one in 100 people are carriers. The disease itself typically attacks the spinal cord, especially those nerves that direct muscle movement in the arms and legs. For more information, visit CureFA.org.Everyone Can PlayThe fourth annual Everyone Can Play special needs baseball clinic will be Jan. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at Mary Help of Christian Center, 6400 E. Chelsea St., in Tampa. The group is looking for volunteers, sponsors and players, and all clinics are taught by local athletes for participants age 4 and older. For more information, visit EveryoneCanPlay.org.All-South Region volleyball players, coach namedJaclyn Mailoto of Saint Leo University was among 14 players named to the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association AllSouth Region team. She was joined by teammate Lauren Campbell, who received an honorable mention. Chris Catanach, the coach from University of Tampa, was named Coach of the Year in the same selection process. Other members of the All-South Region team include Becca Acevedo, Christina Alessi and Faith Rohn, all of Palm Beach Atlantic University; Jenny Bellairs and Lindsay Homme of the University of West Florida; Lindsay Biggs of Eckerd College; Meagan Burke, Marissa Lisenbee, Holly Reschke and Berkley Whaley of UT; Alexis Gillis of Christian Brothers University; Melissa Holt from the University of West Georgia; and Camille Indest of Rollins College. Golfing for PHCCKeith Martin, left, John Semeraro, Jimmy Adcock and Joe Cobb were team gross winners from Tampa Electric Co., during the fourth annual Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation Golf Tournament, in October. These golfers and others played a key role in raising more than $37,000 for the advancement of student scholarships, academic and athletic programs, libraries, and other needed college initiatives. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4BOYS BASKETBALLMitchell 64, Pasco 45 Gulf 75, Wiregrass Ranch 73GIRLS BASKETBALLPasco 49, Fivay 33 Ridgewood 56, Wesley Chapel 41 Steinbrenner 42, Wharton 28BOYS SOCCERCarrollwood Day 6, Academy at the Lakes 1 East Bay 0, Wharton 0 (tie)THURSDAY, DEC. 5BOYS BASKETBALLWharton 66, Riverview 45 Wesley Chapel 72, Fivay 37 Hudson 44, Zephyrhills 36GIRLS BASKETBALLWiregrass Ranch 77, Sunlake 23 Riverview 51, Wharton 44BOYS SOCCERPasco 6, Zephyrhills 0FRIDAY, DEC. 6BOYS BASKETBALLFreedom 70, Wiregrass Ranch 60 Steinbrenner 74, Alonso 56 River Ridge 36, Land O Lakes 35 Nature Coast Tech 69, Pasco 39 Land O Lakes Christian 59, Ruskin 49 Wesley Chapel 60, Weeki Wachee 49GIRLS BASKETBALLSteinbrenner 50, Alonso 6 Hernando 42, Zephyrhills 34 Wesley Chapel 62, Weeki Wachee 27 Dunedin 65, Sunlake 52 Wiregrass Ranch 70, Freedom 58BOYS SOCCERLand O Lakes 5, Anclote 0 Wharton 1, Plant 0GIRLS SOCCERPlant 2, Wharton 1 Pasco 3, Zephyrhills 0 SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTSPREP SPORTS BOARDContinued on next page

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The Laker/Lutz News Staff ReportTheres no better time than the holiday season to help outdoor thrill seekers gear up for all their upcoming adventures. Even if the hiker, backpacker or climber on the gift list has their favorite gear, new innovations in outdoor products are helping both new and seasoned adventurers go further and higher. Here are some ways to find the ideal holiday gift for outdoor enthusiasts: Give back Help protect the environment that enthusiasts so passionately enjoy with eco-friendly gear. This can include hats, jackets, and even boots made from recycled material. Even if the recycled route isnt the preferred way to go, shoppers can still keep sustainability in mind by opting for durable gear that will last a lifetime. The less often a jacket, tent or sleeping back needs replacing, the better for the environment.Warm up Gone are the days where a simple down coat is the be-all and end-all of staying warm during an outdoor adventure. Now, technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear are designed to fit the versatile needs of outdoor enthusiasts, offering lightweight options that offer warmth in varying weather conditions.For example, the ThermoBall Jacket from The North Face is made of a synthetic insulation that mimics the loft and warmth of a down cluster, with the added benefit of insulation retention when wet. Get inspired Gift recipients may wish to be in the great outdoors all the time, but thats not usually possible. Give him or her something to do between adventures with a book or ebook. There are plenty of outdoor adventure and travel memoirs that offer inspiration, even for someone who is curled up in bed. Or, consider purchasing a subscription to an outdoor adventure magazine. StatePoint www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201325 Finding best gifts for outdoor adventurers 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 SPORTSPREP SPORTS BOARDSATURDAY, DEC. 7GIRLS BASKETBALLAcademy at the Lakes 55, Academy of the Holy Names 43WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11BOYS BASKETBALLChamberlain at Wharton, 6:30 p.m. Steinbrenner at Plant, 6:30 p.m. Land O Lakes at Pasco, 7:30 p.m. Sunlake at Academy at the Lakes, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLSunlake at Academy at the Lakes, 6 p.m. Steinbrenner at Plant, 6:30 p.m. Fivay at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Tech at Freedom, 7:45 p.m. Chamberlain at Wharton, 8 p.m.BOYS SOCCERBishop McLaughlin at Academy at the Lakes, 4 p.m. Gulf at Pasco, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Anclote, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at River Ridge, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS SOCCERAnclote at Wesley Chapel, 6 p.m. Sunlake at Land O Lakes, 7:30 p.m. River Ridge at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m.THURSDAY, DEC. 12BOYS BASKETBALLSickles at Wiregrass Ranch, TBA Steinbrenner at Freedom, 6:30 p.m.Land O Lakes Christian at Providence, 7:30 p.m.Zephyrhills at Ridgewood, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLLand O Lakes Christian at Providence, 6 p.m. Sickles at Wiregrass Ranch, 6 p.m. Steinbrenner at Freedom, 6:30 p.m.BOYS SOCCERPepin Academy at Academy at the Lakes, 4 p.m. Riverview at Wharton, 8 p.m.GIRLS SOCCERRiverview at Wharton, 6 p.m.FRIDAY, DEC. 13BOYS BASKETBALLWharton at Newsome, 6:30 p.m. Anclote at Sunlake, 7:30 p.m.Cambridge Christian at Academy at the Lakes, 7:30 p.m.Land O Lakes at Fivay, 7:30 p.m.Nature Coast Tech at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m.Pasco at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. Wiregrass Ranch at Tampa Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Compiled from MaxPreps.com, other sources I once caught a fish Steve Hart recently caught this 9.5-pound big mouth bass in a small lake behind his mothers house near Newberger Road. And being the sportsman he is, Hart released the fish back into the lake after posing with it. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Hart)SPORTS Elsas loves the Holidays!18450 North US 41, Lutz813-948-ELSA (3572) DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY EVERY DAY!2 for 1 Well & Call Drinks Pint Domestic Draft Beer $1.75Mon. Night Football$5.00 MargaritasTues. Beer Special Price Mex ican Bottled BeerNEW LATE NIGHT MENUTACOS, BURRITOS & APPETIZERSNEW 2 for $20 Menu All Day! Every Day!1 appetizer, 2 entres and 1 delicious dessertALL ENTREES SERVED WITH MEXICAN RICE AND REFRIED BEANSSUNDAY SPECIAL 50 WINGS TUESDAY SPECIAL KIDS EAT FREE MONDAY SPECIAL $1 TACO NIGHT LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY? ASK ABOUT OUR PRIVATE PARTY ROOM THAT SEATS UP TO 30

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Lutz NEWS FREE Lutz NEWS SERVING LUTZ/ODESSA DECEMBER 11, 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) 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 B.C. Manion b c m an i on@cnewspu b s.co m Karen McBride recalls the moment as if it were yesterday. She was heading home from a computer class she was teaching in Tampa and had a million things on her mind. She was wondering how she could make the class better for her students. She was thinking about what she would make for dinner. And, McBride knew she’d have to make dinner fast because she needed to get her daughters to karate. So, the Lutz woman wasn’t especially in the mood to wait for a long traffic light at the end of the Veterans Expressway, where it intersects with North Dale Mabry Highway. “I was sitting at the red light,” McBride said. “I was getting impatient because it seemed like the light was never going to turn green.” She couldn’t figure out what was taking so long. “There was nobody coming,” she said. “As soon as the light turned green, I saw my grandmother sitting next to me. Right in the passenger seat. She said, ‘Wait. Just wait.’ And so, I waited. I did what my grandmother told me to do.” Not a second later, a car speeded down Dale Mabry and roared through the intersection, running the red light. “I had no idea how fast he was going,”McBride writes about ‘miracle’ on the roadSee MIRACLE, page16 These are the members of the Merry Makers, a Wesley Chapel children’s chorus. They include, in front from left, Nuvini Wijesund ara, Sandali Idippili, Sayuri Ranatunga, Yuthmi Gamage, Bianca Walker and Jasmine Mazard. In back, from left, Ravidu Idippili, Thevi n Wijesundara, Yeran Gamage, Jeremiah Williams and Breonna Walker. (Photo by B.C. Manion)By B.C. Manion b c m an i on@cnewspu b s.co m If you’re looking for a bit of holiday cheer, there’s a new choral group in Wesley Chapel that wants to supply it. The group, called Merry Makers and led by Edie Ledee-Finnerty, is a choir made up of children ages 6 through 13. And it will soon sing some holiday tunes at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, a Publix grocery store and Cobb Theatres Grove 16. The children couldn’t be more excited. On Saturday, they were at Ledee-Finnerty’s house, rehearsing the songs they will perform. As they sang, the choral director periodically stopped them, offering feedback. Sometimes, she called for improvement. Other times she doled out praise. She clearly had the kids in the palm of her hand. At one point, they were singing “Silent Night.” Some of the children knew the carol, but were rusty. Others were still learning the song. The first run-through was a little bit rough. After Ledee-Finnerty’s coaching, however, they excelled on the second attempt. Ledee-Finnerty’s ability to inspire the kids comes as no surprise to the children’s parents. “They adore her,” said Jinali Idippili, whose children Sandali Idippili, 8, and Ravidu Idippili, 11, are part of the group. Parents feel likewise, Idippili said. “She’s wonderful.” Chulani Wijesundara said her children — Merry Makers performance schedule: Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.  Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Publix at Shoppes of New Tampa, 1920 County Road 581  Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m., Cobb Theatres Grove 16 & CineBistro, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd.Merry Makers use music as an instrument of joy By Sherri Lonon The Laker/Lutz News Correspondent Move over Santa. There’s a new jolly elf in town. That’s the message the folks at East-West Animal Hospital in Lutz are trying to get out as the date draws near for “A Very Barley Christmas Party.” The holiday-themed celebration is a fundraiser with a twist. Proceeds will benefit a variety of animal rescue groups, including Second Chance Boxer Rescue, Kitty City and the National Opossum Society. Instead of a visit from St. Nick, attendees can meet “Barley Claus,” an opossum that’s become quite a local celebrity since he was rescued and nursed back to health nearly two years ago. Barley was involved in a car accident as a baby. That accident killed his mother and siblings, explained hospital spokesman Dennis Costantino. With some tender, loving care from East-West’s staff and his new “mom,” Lea Murray, Barley survived. ‘Barley Claus’ is coming to town Barley and his ‘mom,’ Lea Murray, will make an appearance at ‘A Very Barley Christmas Party’ Dec. 14. (Photos courtesy of Lea Murray)See MUSIC, page16 See BARLEY, page16

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20132 The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report Clay artists at each of the five studios in the sixth annual Tampa Tour de Clay have been busy making, glazing and firing in pottery works in preparation of this year’s event, scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. The Tour de Clay includes studios in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, and features 22 clay artists. The tour kicks off at 9 a.m., at the Pottery Boys Clay Studio at 30 Bogie Lane in Palm Harbor. The next opening is at 10:30 a.m., at the Clay and Paper Studio, located at 110 Peterson Lane in Palm Harbor. Hidden Lake Pottery, at 16705 Hutchison Road in Odessa, will have its opening at 2 p.m., followed by the Wellman and Welsch Pottery opening at 3 p.m., at 17202 Whirley Road in Lutz. The final opening is at 5 p.m. at San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley St., in San Antonio. That location has extended hours until 9 p.m., and will serve refreshments. Singer and songwriter Rebekah Pulley also will perform at that studio. Pottery demos are planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at all the studios on Sunday. Those visiting the pottery studios will have a chance to talk to the potters and do some shopping.For more information about the artists and the event, visit TampaTourDeClay.com. Tampa Tour de Clay shows off the artistry of pottery The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report Busch Gardens Tampa will not only open North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower next spring, but it will also unveil a new themed area: Pantopia. Being built in the area currently known as Timbuktu, the new Pantopia will boast elaborately jeweled theming and feature rides and attractions, new food and beverage options, entertainment, shopping, and a renovated indoor theater. The centerpiece of Pantopia will be Falcon’s Fury, a drop tower that stands 335 feet. Once riders make it to the top, they will pivot 90 degrees in midair into a facedown dive position. From there they will plunge at 60 mph at 3.5 Gs.“In addition to the power and allure of Falcon’s Fury, Pantopia will celebrate the spirit of animals, welcome adventurers from the four corners of the Earth, explore ancient lore and display fantastic architecture,” said Jim Dean, president of Busch Gardens, in a release. “Guests will find multiple portals and doorways, and learn about the legends that have drawn journeyers from around the world to Pantopia.”Park-goers can keep up with what’s happening with Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia by visiting FalconsFury.com. Pantopia to open at Busch Gardens next year The Eye Care Profe ssi onal sof Tampa Bay, LLCformerly From my staff and myself, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.Ž WE ARE A COLLECTION S ITE G i ft Card S pec i al s!Free $20 Gift Cardwith purchase of $100 Gift CardFree $10 Gift Card with purchase of $50 Gift CardExtended Hol i day Hour s! We w i ll be open M onday 12/23 and Tue s day 12/24Plea s e call or v isi t our web si te for hour s and s tyl is t a va i lab i l i ty 813-948-1270 Ha i r S tyleS alon.co m by Mi chael S ch i pano 23014 S tate Road 54 Lutz, FL 33549 Pureology and Redken S tock i ng S tuff er s Color by RedkenRetouch/Cut/Style… From$60 Partial Hi-Lights … From$55 Full Hi-Lights … From$75 All over Color/Cut/Style … From$7520% Off ServicesALWAYSFor Teachers, Active Military and Uniformed Service Personnel DUROJAIYE LAW FIRM P.A.Wills, Trust and Estate Planning Special Needs Law € Business Law € Tax LawThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience.Babatola Durojaiye, JD, MBA, MD, FACPAttorney and Counselor at Law 3632 Land OLakes Blvd € Land OLakes, FL 34639 813-996-1895 € www.durojaiyelaw.com

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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. 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Please include daytime phone number.Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and do not reflect the opinion of the publisher.ADVERTISING ERRORS: Publisher is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of space for the first insertion, or for the validity of claims made by advertisers.MEMBER: Central Pasco Chamber, Wesley Chapel Chamber, Zephyrhills Chamber, Dade City Chamber, Florida Press Association, Free Community Newspapers of Florida, Southeast Advertising Publishers Association, Association of Free Community Papers.Advertising and editorial content copyright 2013 Community News Publications. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden w ithout prior written permission from the publisher. LOCATION3632 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Suite 102 € Land O Lakes, FL 34639MAIL P. O. Box 479 € Lutz, FL 33548 PHONE/FAX ph: 813.909.2800 € fax: 813.909.2802 IT SUPPORT STEVE MISTRETTA WEBSITE/FACEBOOK www.lakerlutznews.com www.facebook.com/thelakerlutznews EMAIL news@cnewspubs.com € sales@cnewspubs.com DISTRIBUTION Sunset Advertising Distributors € 727.530.5521 lshiflett@sunsetadvertisingdistributors.comPresident & Publisher Diane Kortus dkortus@cnewspubs.com The LAKER/ Lutz NEWSLUTZ, WESLEY CHAPEL, LAND O LAKES, WEST PASCO, TRINITY, ZEPHYRHILLS, DADE CITYServing Pasco since 1981 / Serving Lutz since 1964 EDITORIALMICHAEL HINMAN News Editor mhinman@cnewspubs.com MARY RATHMAN Editorial Assistant mrathman@cnewspubs.com ACCOUNTINGMATTHEW MISTRETTA Art Director art@cnewspubs.com STEFANIE BURLINGAME Graphic Designer art@cnewspubs.com MARY EBERHARD meberhard@cnewspubs.com KATHY WELTON kwelton@cnewspubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE B.C. MANION Community Editor bcmanion@cnewspubs.com David Heller ‘was a big kid at heart’B y B .C. M an i on b c m an i on@cnewspu b s.co m David Heller wasn’t the kind of guy who had to impress others by symbols of success, say those who knew him well. He was much more interested in how he treated others.Heller died Oct. 29 from an enlarged heart. A celebration of his life is planned for Dec. 14 at 10 a.m., at Reilly’s Reserve in Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., in Tampa.The 48-year-old was a science teacher at a number of schools including Orange Grove Elementary School, Mary Help of Christians School, Pepin Academy and Randall Middle School. Although he taught science, his brother Mark Heller said he was really a “teacher of life.” “I think he found the most meaning in his summer work,” said Mark Heller, head of school at Academy at the Lakes in Land O’ Lakes. “He was one of those teachers who never took a summer vacation. He always worked, and he worked at camps his entire adult life as a camp counselor.” For many years, David Heller worked as the lead counselor at Camp Hiawatha in Odessa, and after that closed, he came to work at Summer at the Lakes, the summer day camp offered by Academy at the Lakes. “David always taught life lessons through fun activities,” his brother said. “Usually, they were lessons about character, lessons about respect — from things as simple as taking turns, to rolling with the punches — understanding that certain things are more important than other things.” Barbara Soule, director of Summer at the Lakes, said she was shocked when she heard the news of David’s death. “He’s going to be greatly missed,” Soule said. He had a knack for connecting with others, especially kids. And they flocked to his camps. “The kids were not just taking a camp, they were taking the camp because of him,” said Soule, noting he took great care to keep kids not only safe, but made sure they were having a great time, too. “To me, he was the epitome of a great camp counselor. I think he was a big kid at heart. He told jokes all of the time, and he loved to tell stories.” David Heller taught archery, canoeing and fishing programs.“It was very important to him that the kids catch a fish,” Soule said, and if a camper was having trouble, he would bring in a trinket and tell the camper it was a good luck charm.Soule said she doesn’t know how or why it worked, but somehow it did. “By golly, they’d always catch a fish. The kids were so excited,” Soule said. Penny Benson, who works in the business office at Academy at the Lakes, said David Heller taught her daughter Brandy how to fish. The family still has a picture of Brandy with the bass she caught using a cane pole and a hot dog, Benson said. When Benson told her daughter about the camp counselor’s death, the teenager immediately began telling her mom about the inside jokes she shared with the outdoors enthusiast. “She loved Mr. David,” Benson said. “I felt like it hit my family, too.” Heller said there was no indication that his brother was ill. “He came home and laid down to take a nap and never woke up,” he said. “Though I’m deeply sad, I feel really proud that this really good man was my brother, and he is remembered so fondly by all because he was just plain good.” Mikey Mauger, a junior at Sunlake High School, sent Mark Heller a sympathy note after David Heller’s death. “I fortunately had the privilege of working with him at camp this summer for three weeks,” Mauger wrote. “One thing I will never forget is that he taught me that loving relationships with good people are more rewarding than any material possession or individual achievement.” Those were exactly the kinds of lessons that mattered to his brother, Heller said. Besides Mark, David Heller is survived by his mother and father, Jack and Judy Heller; his sister, Lynn Heller; his sister-in-law, Kathy; his nieces, Eden Heller and Kennedy Lachicotte; his nephew, Ben Lachicotte, and his girlfriend, Lori Capra, of Olympia, Wash. Those wishing to honor David Heller’s memory can contribute to the David Heller Summer Opportunities Scholarship Fund, c/o Academy at the Lakes, 2331 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, 34639. David Heller teaches a camper how to fish. (Photos courtesy of Academy at the Lakes) David Heller

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20134 Send business news to mhinman@cnewspubs.com NEW MASSAGE THERAPIST AT CAMEO SALONKiki Young has joined Cameo Salon & Spa as a licensed massage therapist. Using a unique combination of Lomi Lomi techniques and traditional massage, Young develops individualized therapeutic treatment plans for every client. Her massages include sports, Swedish relaxation, customized deep tissue, prenatal and trigger point.Cameo is located at 1817 Collier Parkway in Lutz. For more information, call (813) 948-7411.CONNERTON’S $1,000 GRAND TOURConnerton, the planned community of 8,000 homes in central Pasco County, is offering visitors a chance to win $1,000 by taking part in its grand tour of homes. But anyone looking for a chance to win will need to hurry, as the drawing is set to take place Dec. 15. Builders taking part in the tour include Ryland Homes, Taylor Morrison, M/I Homes, and Homes by WestBay. Each offers different types of homes ranging in price from the higher $100,000, to more than $700,000. Ryland can be reached at (813) 9961800, or at Ryland.com. Taylor Morrison is at (866) 495-6006, or at TaylorMorrison.com. M/I is at (813) 3886836, or at MIHomes.com, while WestBay can be reached at (813) 428-5973, or at HomesByWestBay.com. Since the community’s grand re-opening in May, more than 75 homes have been sold in the community. Connerton is located west of Interstate 75 on U.S. 41, five miles north of State Road 54. For more information, visit the website at Connerton.com.KIRK SPEAKING AT CHAMBER BREAKFASTThe Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast Dec. 17 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Hornbuckle Room of the Dade City Business Center, 15000 Citrus Country Drive in Dade City. The guest speaker is Arthur Kirk Jr., president of Saint Leo University. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, and to RSVP, call (352) 567-3769.NEW COMMUNITY PHASE OPENS AT CONNERTONRyland Homes recently opened a new phase for single-family homes beginning at $190,000 in Connerton. It’s located at 8641 Savory Walk Drive in Land O’ Lakes. Mike Finley, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said the homebuilder has released 32 conservation and water view lots in the new phase. Connerton is a master-planned, designated “New Town” community with a theme park-style pool, community center, restaurant, and a highly rated elementary school within the community. For more information, visit the website at www.Ryland.com/Tampa.CROSS INSURANCE COMES TO LUTZDouglas Scribner is helming the newest office for Cross Insurance from his Lutz location. The office is located at 1423 Kensington Woods Drive in Lutz. Scribner will become Cross’ head of Southeast Surety Operations, and will be responsible for handling the bonding and risk management needs for a diverse group of construction companies and businesses within Florida’s surety marketplace. “With Florida poised to become the third largest state in the nation, we feel there’s room in this marketplace for a strong player to duplicate Cross Surety’s successful Northeast business model in the Southeast,” said Michelle Orlando, president of Cross Surety Inc., in a release. “Doug’s knowledge of the surety industry in Florida makes him the perfect choice to lead our new office.” A native of Maine, Scribner has worked in Florida’s surety industry for the past 24 years. Prior to joining Cross Insurance, he has served as an account executive and officer for Travelers Casualty and Surety’s Construction Surety Division in Tampa. Scriber also worked with ProSure Group, Aon Risk Services and Amwest Surety. Cross Surety is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cross Financial Group, and currently has offices in Massachusetts, Maine and New York.CHAMBER HOSTS QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGThe Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership meeting Dec. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at the chamber office, 38550 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills. Scheduled to speak are Krista Covey from the SmartStart Business Incubator, chamber president Carolyn Sentelik, and chamber executive director Vonnie Mikkelsen. For more information, call (813) 7821913, or email the chamber at news@zephyrhillschamber.org.NEW HOME STYLE INTRODUCED ICI Homes recently hosted a grand opening to showcase its new Salerno luxury model home at New Tampa’s Grand Hampton. The homes, according to ICI’s vice president of sales and marketing Rosemary Messina, offers contemporary styling and an open floor plan with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an optional bonus room and additional full bathroom in a little more than 3,400 square feet of space. Prices for the building style begins at just under $440,000, with plans to build 35 of them at Grand Hampton, located in New Tampa between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Interstate 75, just south of East County Line Road on Dunham Station Drive.BUSINESS LINK MEETINGThe Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Link meeting Dec. 11 beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Quality Inn & Suites, 6185 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. A complimentary breakfast will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, call Rebecca Gaddis at (813) 778-2142, or email her at rgaddis@sacfcu.org.DADE CITY EATERY HAS NEW OWNERTropical Caf in downtown Dade City has opened its doors under new ownership. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20135 By Diane Kortus Publisher We are a company of just 12 employees, myself included. It is a small group, really, to take on the many steps needed to produce a unique community newspaper every week. There is no cookie-cutter approach to what we do. Every story you read, every photo you see, every ad you review and every invoice we prepare is created new each week by our team of writers, artists, sales representatives and customer service folks. To produce the 32-page newspaper you are holding, my staff was looking at 32 blank pages last Tuesday. They had just five business days — until Monday — to fill these pages with new stories, new photos and new advertisements. This is the equivalent of 15,000 words, 80 headlines, 30 photos, 140 display ads, 60 directory ads and 125 classified ads. People are often surprised when I tell them there are only a dozen of us getting the paper out each week. Our group makes it happen week after week because we share a vision, and a commitment, to produce a newspaper with quality stories and effective advertisements that are important to our readers and local businesses. This shared vision keeps us motivated and satisfied by our work. Employees are trusted to make decisions that are best for readers and advertisers, and know their decisions will ultimately be best for our company. I credit our success to this culture of self-determination, and believe it is why eight of our 12 employees have worked here for more than six years. Even more remarkable is that three of these employees are celebrating 10 continuous years with our company. Terri Williamson, our senior account manager, was the first to pass this milestone in November. In the business community, Terri is the face of The Laker/Lutz News, attending two or three chamber and community events most weeks.I never fail to marvel at Terri’s ability to assess a business’ marketing needs and then recommend ideas to maximize its budget and exposure. Her goal always is focused on getting more people to buy products or services from the businesses she consults with, whether it’s through ads in our newspapers, by sponsoring a chamber event, or connecting the owner or manager to another business that targets similar customers.Next up is Mary Eberhard, our accounting manager, whose anniversary was Dec. 2. Mary is the ultimate diplomat — the rare person who intuitively sees the other’s perspective. She brings a kind heart and level head to our accounting process, and manages her area with outstanding communication and accuracy. And then there’s Carolyn Bennett, who celebrates 10 years on March 2. As our inside customer service rep, she is the person most customers work with to update their ads and sign off on their proofs. Carolyn also works closely with other departments in a position that is perhaps the most detailed in the company. No matter what her responsibility, Carolyn handles it with incredible efficiency and finesse. I single out Terri, Mary and Carolyn in this column because of the significance 10 years represents. But they would be the first to tell you they would not be successful at their jobs without the shared commitment of the rest of our team: Matt Mistretta, Stefanie Burlingame, Kathy Welton, Suzanne Beauchaine, Rachel Thompson, Mary Rathman, Michael Hinman, B.C. Manion and myself. It is our appreciation and respect for each other that unites us at The Laker/Lutz News. We come together to produce a new newspaper every week with commitment and dedication because we know our newspaper is important to each other and to the communities we serve. 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With its decorative gingerbread woodwork, distinctive minarets, chrysanthemum windows and wrought iron balconies, the University of Tampa is an interesting place to visit any time of the year. At the holidays, however, the National Historic Landmark — originally opened in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel — becomes even more special. That’s when visitors to the Victorian Christmas Stroll can get a look at 14 rooms dressed up for the holidays in the Henry B. Plant Museum. Museum staff takes great care in creating rooms that offer a sense of walking into the era when winter visitors came from all over the world to experience the opulence of the grand hotel. “We really want you to feel that you’re stepping back in time,” said Sally Shifke, who handles museum relations. The structure, built by railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant, graces a plot of land on the western edge of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. It took more than two years to build the grand hotel, at the cost then of $2.5 million. Another $500,000 was needed to purchase the hotel’s European furnishings and artwork. Visitors to the Victorian Stroll, now in its 32nd year, will have a chance to walk the same grounds Teddy Roosevelt did when he commanded the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. They also will be able to claim they’ve been to the same place as famous visitors who stayed or performed at the hotel, including John Phillips Sousa, Sarah Bernhardt, Clara Barton, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison and Babe Ruth. Of course, there are those who are not particularly interested in history or architecture, and for them, the stroll offers a chance to see plenty of old-fashioned ornaments, garland and twinkling lights. And, in a gesture of true Southern hospitality, strollers are invited to conclude their visit by relaxing on the hotel’s vast verandah to enjoy a complimentary cookie and cup of spiced cider. Like its name implies, the Victorian Christmas Stroll aims to give visitors a chance to slow down and breathe in the beauty and magic of the holidays. One room in this year’s stroll, called “Toys, Then and Now,” features toys from the days of the hotel — from the 1890s to the 1930s and from the present day — including Lincoln Logs to Legos, Raggedy Ann to Barbie. “We feel that this exhibit will really provoke conversation. The fact of the matter is that all children like toys and they use their imagination,” Shifke said, noting the room will likely evoke pleasant memories for older visitors and prompt questions from younger guests. One thing that patrons may notice is that the toys of today are made from synthetic materials, while those of the past are made from metals, woods and natural fibers, Shifke said. Another room, known as the Men’s Reading/Writing Room, is the most authentic room in the museum, Shifke said. It features two trees, with masculine themes. One tree is decked out in playing cards and cigar boxes.“When men came to the Tampa Bay Hotel, they played cards. There was a card room and they would smoke cigars,” Shifke said.The other tree sports a baseball theme. “They always talk about Babe Ruth hitting his longest home run on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel,” Shifke said. Another room on the stroll features a tree, standing nearly 14 feet tall, decorated with peacock feathers. That tree pays homage to the peacocks that once strolled about in a garden that the hotelier had built for his guests. In addition to the dressing up the trees, the museum staff pays attention to the small details. “We do try to pretty much decorate every nook and cranny,” Shifke said. They add miniature antique Christmas trees and other holiday accessories to mantles, cabinets and curios, using items of interest from the days when the Tampa Bay Hotel attracted affluent visitors to winter there. In other places on the tour, visitors can see Santa climbing a stairwell, a vintage goose-feather Christmas and an exhibit featuring sock monkeys, paying tribute to the monkey house that was once on the hotel grounds. John Herrmann of Pasco County loaned the museum the goose-feather tree and 23 of the sock monkeys, Shifke said. When strollers want to take a break, they can settle in to watch a movie about the hotel’s history. Besides getting a glimpse of the life that was at the hotel, Shifke believes the stroll prompts visitors to conjure personal memories of Christmases gone by. “If you weren’t in the Christmas spirit before you got here, you certainly will be in when you leave,” Shifke said.www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20136 A stroll to remember This tree, which features peacock feathers, is one of the tallest trees at the Victorian Stroll. It represents the peacocks that strolled around in the garden during the hotel’s heyday. The portrait behind it is of Henry B. Plant, the railroad tycoon who built the grand hotel. (Photos by B.C. Manion) If you goWHAT: The Victorian Stroll WHEN: Dec. 1-23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with carolers performing nightly. The stroll is also open from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. WHERE: Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. COST: $13 for adults; $11 for senior citizens (65 and older); children, ages 418 are $7, until Dec. 23; after that, $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children, ages 5 through 12. (There are no carolers, cider or cookies after Christmas) INFO: PlantMuseum.comWorth the TripBy B.C. Manion bcmanion@cnewspubs.com The Tampa Bay Hotel, known for its opulence, served its meals on fine china from around the world. Part of the display in this room is the menu for Christmas day. (Photo courtesy of Henry B. Plant Museum) These antique dolls represent children playing with bubbles in a bathtub during the Victorian era at the hotel, which opened in 1891 and cost $2.5 million to construct. Holiday Lights in the GardenThe Florida Botanical Garden, 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, lights up its collection of tropical plants, roses, fruits, herbs, bromeliads and other plants with 500,000 twinkling lights. The lights go on nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through Jan. 1. Admission is free for children younger than 12, with a $2 suggested donation for adults. Refreshments are available, and entertainers perform nightly. Holiday moviesTampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa, is offering holiday movies this season including “White Christmas” Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., and “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at both 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.Holiday HooplaThe fifth annual Holiday Hoopla takes place Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at 3129 Beach Blvd. S., in Gulfport. “Make and take” gifts, holiday musical performances, dancers and street performers, and shopping are all a part of this petand family-friendly event. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit www.GulfportMA.com, or call (727) 322-5217.Gregorian ChantFlorida Pro Musica will perform “Gregorian Chant XI: Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent” on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N. Florida Ave., in downtown Tampa. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.FloridaProMusica.com.Wild WonderlandVisit real reindeer, and check out animated displays, twinkling lights, the 100-foot-long Arctic Freeze slide, all at Wild Wonderland on select nights at Lowry Park Zoo. Attendees also can experience “Florida flurries” and takes some free zoo rides during the event at 1101 W. Sligh Ave., in Tampa. It runs Dec. 13-15, Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 26-30 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $14 for children, $11 for children ages 3 to 11, and free for children ages 2 and younger.‘The Wizard of Claus’Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorus presents “The Wizard of Claus” in three performances: Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., at The Palladium in St. Petersburg; and two shows at the Mainstage Theatre at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, both at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the show. For more information, visit www.Una-Voce.org.Worth the Trip Bonus Picks

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 20139 A thank-you turkey Scherei Hart, left, manager of provider relations at Gulfside Regional Hospice, picks up her free turkeys with provider representative Karis Diaz. They were two of nearly 300 employees who received a turkey, a 2014 calendar and a holiday bonus, along with some pie and apple cider for Thanksgiving. This is the fifth year Gulfside has provided turkeys for its employees. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Juno) HEALTH & WELLNESS Give the gift of bloodRegional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, is hosting a blood drive on Dec. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening. Appointments can be made online at OneBloodDonor.org, using sponsor code “0B034.”Gulfside volunteer orientationsGulfside Regional Hospice will host the following volunteer orientations:  Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Gulfside’s Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., in New Port Richey, for all new volunteers in West Pasco. For information, call Kathie Poole at (727) 845-5707.  Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., for new shop volunteers in Central Pasco. For information, call Jennifer Ball or Tracey Thompson at (813) 780-1235.Free hearing aid batteriesThe Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida will have a free battery giveaway on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at its New Port Richey office, 4443 Rowan Road. The most common sizes of 10, 13, 312, and 675 will be available, while supplies last. For information, call (727) 834-5479.Pediatric CPR courseThe obstetrics program at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a pediatric CPR class on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will learn the skills of the American Heart Association course “CPR for Family and Friends.” Cost is $15 per person, or $25 for two. For reservations, call (727) 834-5630.Condensed childbirth courseFlorida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2700 Healing Way, will host “Understanding Birth – Condensed Course” on Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health & Wellness Center conference room. The condensed course will teach the stages of labor, how the birth process unfolds using real birth stories, helpful partner support tips, and what to expect from common medical procedures. Cost is $40 per couple. To register, call (813) 929-5683.‘Tree of Life’ at HPHHPH Hospice is hosting its annual “Tree of Life” through Dec. 24. With a donation of $5 up to $1,000 or more, an ornament corresponding to that amount will be placed on one of HPH’s trees in memory or honor of a loved one. The proceeds will benefit HPH’s patient care and family support programs. Donations can be made online at HPHHospice.org, or by calling the HPH Foundation at (800) 486-8784. In-person donations can also be made at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road in New Port Richey. To ensure the ornament is hung on the tree of your choice, a donation must be made by Dec. 18. For information, call (727) 863-7971.Parkinson’s support groupThe Tampa area Parkinson’s Support Group will host a holiday potluck luncheon on Dec. 18 at noon, at Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N. Himes Ave., in Tampa. Turkey, ham and beverages will be provided. Guests should bring side dishes and desserts to share. The group is open to those with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, and family members. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201312 Your Community Calendar € Submit 2 weeks in advance to: whatshappening@cnewspubs.com € All listings free of charge What’s Happening What s Happening COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDYThe First United Methodist Church of Land O’ Lakes, 6209 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., hosts an interdenominational community Bible study every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children are welcome. For information, call Jeanine Coris at (813) 910-7670, email her at ejcoris@live.com, or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org.HUDSON THEATER MUSICALVenue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 in Hudson, will present a new Christmas musical, “The Last Room,” through Dec. 22. The show is an interpretation of the nativity of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the innkeeper. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (727) 822-6194, or email venueactorstudio@gmail.com.AARP HOSTS LUNCHEONThe Land O’ Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will host its holiday luncheon on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road in Lutz. The luncheon meeting will include the installation of new officers, board members and committee chairs. There will be a Secret Santa exchange. The cost is $15 for current chapter members and their guests, and former chapter members. Anyone age 50 or older can attend and become a 2014 member for an extra $10. For reservations, call (813) 996-1361, or email pebross@verizon.net.IDLEWILD CHRISTMAS PRESENTATIONExciting Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., in Lutz, will present the performance “Christmas Child” from Dec. 13 through Dec. 15. Shows are 7 p.m. each day, and one matinee on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $8, and are available online at Idlewild.org. The program is not recommended for children younger than 5. For wheelchair and companion seating, call (813) 264-1515, ext. 207.PARENTS NIGHT OUTThe Savanna Church Ministry Center, 3807 Maryweather Lane, Suite 101, in Wesley Chapel, will host a parents night out on Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children can enjoy pizza, songs, a Christmas movie, crafts and games, while parents enjoy a night out, or finish up Christmas shopping. The evening is for children from the age of 2 to those in fifth grade. Cost is $5 per child. For information, call Joe Jackson at (813) 907-5511, or visit SavannaChurch.com.FORT FOSTER CANDLELIGHT EVENTHistoric Fort Foster, 15402 U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa, will host a candlelight experience on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will follow a lanternlit trail through the fort, encountering live history scenarios along the way. There will be folk music, cider and cookies. There will be a battle reenactment on both days after 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children younger than 5 are free. Proceeds benefit the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society. For information, call (813) 987-6771.IRAQ VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATIONA new memorial commemorating the service of Iraq conflict veterans will be unveiled on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301 N., in Tampa. The dedication ceremony will honor those who sacrificed their lives in Iraq from March 2003 to December 2011. A motorcycle procession will begin at 2 p.m., and Jason Wyatt will perform a musical selection. Guest speakers include Lt. Gen. John Mulholland. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call (813) 744-5502.TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYSWhole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., in Carrollwood, will host a free Taste of the Holidays on Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can sample items from a holiday catering menu, including vegetarianfriendly items. For information, call (813) 264-3600.WINE FESTIVAL, BIRTHDAY PARTYFlorida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, near Land O’ Lakes, will host its Wine Festival & 12th Birthday Party on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include vendors with unique gift items, cheese tasting, birthday cake, and door prizes. Sam Osborne will provide the entertainment. Friendly, vaccinated, leashed pets are welcome.‘JOY STORY’ AT HERITAGEHeritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz, will present “Joy Story,” a Christmas musical, on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. This is a free family event. For information, call (813) 909-4080, or visit YesHeritage.com.LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEAWater’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, call Patty Fitzpatrick at (813) 528-8565.FIREWORKS, SANTA AT AVALONThe Avalon Park West community center, 5227 Autumn Ridge Drive in Wesley Chapel, will host Avalon Aglow on Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can take pictures with Santa, enjoy food from local vendors, and listen to local music. There will be a bounce park. This free event includes a fireworks display at 8 p.m.HAVE YOU WRITTEN TO SANTA YET?The sixth annual Traditions on the Green from the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, The Heritage Park Foundation, and the Tampa Bay Times, will take place Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The event will feature a free pancake breakfast with Santa beginning at 9 a.m., hosted by the Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary. Kids activities include games, crafts, puppet shows, face painting, and even Letters to Santa, sponsored by The Laker/Lutz News. For more information, call (813) 298-7363, or (813) 996-3011.FIRST UNITED CHRISTMAS MUSICALFirst United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road, will present “A New Heart for Christmas” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The drama will be presented by the worship arts team. For information, call (813) 949-1751.QUANTUM LEAP FAMILY FUNQuantum Leap Farm, 10401 Woodstock Road in Odessa, is hosting a Holiday Family Fun Day on Dec. 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will include pony and equine arts and crafts, hayrides, and pony rides for kids. For information, visit QuantumLeapFarm.org.CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CONCERTThe Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, will present contemporary jazz artist Eric Darius on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for senior citizens and students, and $20 for general seating. For information and tickets, call (813) 794-8772, or visit CFAWesleyChapel.com.CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMThe children and youth at Grace Community of Wesley Chapel will present the program “Why Do We Call It Christmas?” at Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The show features a puppet named Buck Denver and other characters from the “What’s In the Bible?” video series. This is a special family service. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (813) 994-9363, or visit ExploreGrace.com.CORNERSTONE AIR COLLECTS TOYSCornerstone Air, 4946 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, is an official collection point for Toys for Tots. The business is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is accepting toys and food through Dec. 17. For information, call (813) 949-4445.GRANDPARENT SUPPORT PROGRAMKinship Services Network of Pasco County will host two support groups for grandparents and other relatives raising kin. The group will provide information on community resources, services, family support and reducing stress. For information, call (813) 716-8254, or visit ChildrensHome.org. The groups will meet as follows:  Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey.  Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Calusa Elementary School, 7520 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey. CHRISTMAS CARD LANELutz is having its final celebration to mark its 100th birthday with Christmas Card Lane on Dec. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature giant holiday cards, entertainment, refreshments, and an appearance by Santa. It will be near the Train Depot, at U.S. 41 and Lutz Lake Fern Road.AAUW LUNCHEON PROGRAMThe Tampa Branch of American Association of University Women will have a holiday luncheon on Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m., at Tampa Yacht Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd., in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Ellie Almand talking about human trafficking. The cost is $28 by Dec. 13. For information, call Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902.PARENT NIGHT OUTSports & Field Family Athletic Club, 2029 Arrowgrass Drive in Wesley Chapel, will host a parent night out on Dec. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes pizza, drinks, crafts, games, movies and more. Cost is $10. Early drop-off appointments will be available for an additional cost. For information, call Kayla Ramos at (813) 9485500.‘A CHRISTMAS OF GIVING’Wesley Chapel Nissan, 28519 State Road 54, will host “A Christmas of Giving” through Dec. 21. Guests can visit the showroom and vote for their favorite decorated tree. Each dollar donation counts as a vote. Wesley Chapel Nissan will match donations up to $500. Beginning Dec. 16, there will be a silent auction to bid on the trees. Proceeds will go to local charities. WJQB-FM, better known as True Oldies 106.3, will broadcast from the dealership on Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call (813) 7511300.MODEL TRAIN SHOW, SALEGolden Spike Enterprises will host its Model Train Show & Sale at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 in Tampa, on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. More than 350 dealers will have model items in all gauges and railroad antiques for sale. Admission is $8. Children younger than 12 are free. There is a parking fee. Guests can get a discount coupon at GSERR.com. For information, call Alan Altman at (813) 949-7197.‘CHRISTMAS IN SMALLTOWN’Messiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Road in Tampa, will celebrate “Christmas in Smalltown” on Dec. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can visit Christmas village shops, make crafts and eat supper in the Smalltown Town Square. There will be a popcorn cart and snowman area. For information, call (813) 961-2182.GIVE BEANIE BABIES, GET DISCOUNTGulfside Regional Hospice is collecting Beanie Babies at its thrift shops through December to be used in the Mending Hearts Kids’ Program. The program visits local schools to perform puppet shows about grief. Each child who attends a show receives a Beanie Baby. Anyone donating a Beanie Baby will receive 25 percent off one item in the store. The shops are located at:  1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Lutz, (813) 9090485  6117 State Road 54, New Port Richey, (727) 842-7262 HOLIDAY FOOD GIVEAWAYPasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Sen. John Legg, Sen. Wilton Simpson, and Rep. Amanda Murphy, along with Farm Share, are hosting a holiday food giveaway on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Baptist Church, 9230 Ridge Road in Port Richey. The giveaway is for low-income families and Medicaid, supplemental security income and food stamp recipients. No food will be given away before 10 a.m. For information, call (727) 844-7744.FEEDING AMERICA FUNDRAISERRooms & Relics, 5110 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will host a cookout to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay-Suncoast Branch on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be sale items available. Feeding America Tampa Bay serves a food-insecure population of close to 700,000 residents across West Central Florida. For information, call Kathy Sholette at (813) 777-5937, or email her at kathysholette@gmail.com. COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201314 Send school news to mrathman@cnewspubs.com NEW SPACE DEDICATED WITH PRAYER AND SONGFather Stephan Brown and Saint Leo University music instructor Cynthia Selph recently celebrated the renovation of a university campus building to house the music department, along with female members of the Saint Leo Singers, one of the student choral groups. Students and faculty perform in both fall and spring semesters in programs that are free and open to the public, in addition to the annual Christmas program.WIREGRASS RANCH NAMED DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLWiregrass Ranch High School has received the Apple Distinguished School designation for the second time. Apple recognizes a select class of institutions nationwide as exemplary learning environments and centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. Wiregrass Ranch was recognized for consistently supporting student learning with daily, instructional technology use.SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS CRUMBLEY, LUIKARTThe Pasco County School Board recently elected Alison Crumbley as chairwoman, and Steve Luikart as vice chair. Crumbley was elected to the District 4 school board seat in 2010 to complete the final two years of Kathryn Starkey’s term when Starkey ran for county commission, and was re-elected in 2012 to a four-year term. Crumbley is marketing director for her family’s real estate company. Luikart was elected to the District 5 school board seat in 2010, and is serving a four-year term. Luikart is a retired school administrator.CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOST SCHOOL BANDSThe Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey, 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. 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  Dec. 18, Calusa Elementary School Band Concert  Dec. 19, River Ridge Middle School Band and Choral ConcertNEW CHRISTIAN 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.HEATHER EDWARDS ELECTED TO STUDENT GOVERNMENTHeather Edwards, a freshman and psychology major at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., was elected to the school’s student government for freshman class student services for the 2013-14 school year. Edwards is a native of Lutz. Wildcats spring into action The Wildcat Garden at Wesley Chapel Elementary School is blooming with fruit trees, strawberries, tomato plants, broccoli, lettuce, okra, and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. The NFL Fuel Up To Play 60 and the Dairy Council of Florida provided funds to purchase plants and supplies, and students and volunteers dug in on Wildcat Garden Day to plant, mulch and water the garden. Fourth grade student Sania Siddiqui prepares her pomegranate bush for planting. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201316 Since his rescue, Barley has become the hospital’s mascot of sorts, but more importantly he’s “an ambassador for these very misunderstood animals,” Costantino said. While some people think opossums are mean and others brand them nuisances, Costantino said those perceptions are false.“They are very solitary and quiet,” he said. Opossums tend to avoid people and only hiss when they’re cornered and scared. They don’t carry rabies, but they do play an important role in Florida’s ecosystem. “They’re basically the garbage men,” surviving off carrion and bugs, Costantino explained. Opossums are highly resistant to poisonous snake and spider bites, and tend to keep areas where they live free of such pests as roaches, Costantino said. They’re also quite photogenic — or at least Barley is. That’s why the locally famous marsupial plans to pay a visit to the hospital’s celebration dressed as “Barley Claus.” Attendees can get their holiday pictures taken with him during the event for a donation to the animal rescue groups.Proceeds from the photos and chance drawings will be split among numerous rescue groups, explained Jade Sceusa, the hospital’s office manager. Fifty percent will go directly to the opossum society, while the other half will benefit a host of other groups.Although the celebration is meant for fun, it does have a serious purpose. “We wanted to do more for the species,” Sceusa said. “We are so passionate about rescue.” Why has Barley become such a celebrity? “Everyone has just fallen in love with Barley,” Sceusa said. “He’s the cutest little guy.” A Very Barley Christmas Party takes place Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at East-West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The event features food from Uptown Pizza & Subs, Panera Bread, Publix and The Breakfast Nook. There will also be a variety of local vendors present, goodie bags given away and opossum fans can pick up their Barley calendars and T-shirts. For more information, visit www.EastWestAnimalHospital.com. Thevin and Nuvivi — have been taking piano lessons from Ledee-Finnerty for years. The teacher offers piano lessons at very reasonable prices, Wijesundara said. “Chorus is free.” Both Ledee-Finnerty and her husband, Eugene Finnerty, are involved. “While Ms. Edie is teaching kids, her husband, Mr. Eugene, gives her full support,” Wijesundara added. Ledee-Finnerty said she appreciates having a group of parents who are involved. “Each person offers their particular talent — making dresses, buying props, offering rides, making capes and costumes,” she said. “We all work together and it’s very rewarding.” One of the moms, Katrina Williams, is the group’s choreographer. She enjoys helping the children make the right moves. Ledee-Finnerty sees music as a powerful force for good, offering a bridge between people of diverse cultures. “You can bring very different people together and have them learn the same song,” she said. “I particularly love music from around the world because we learn so much about each other through our music.” It can be fun, too. As the kids sang “The 12 Days of Christmas,” they were going through the motions of milking, leaping, dancing and other actions contained in the Christmas carol. The choir is made up of Yuthmi Gamage, 6; Sayuri Ranatunga, 7; Nuvivi Wijesundara, 7; Bianca Walker, 8; Jasmine Mazard, 8; Sandali Idippili; Jeremiah Williams, 9; Breonna Walker, 9; Yeran Gamage, 9; Ravidu Idippili and, Thevin Wijesundara, 13. Every member of Merry Makers said they enjoy singing. Sandali Idippili, who attends Wesley Chapel Elementary School, put it this way: “When my voice is going high, I think of the blue sky and the birds are coming down and singing with me.” The children are memorizing all of the words to the songs they will be performing, and Sandali Idippili believes they’ll be ready. She credited the choir director, noting, “She’s very talented.” She offered another reason, too: “We practice a lot.” she said. McBride is sure she would have been in the path of the car, had she not followed her grandmother’s instruction. The thing is, her grandmother — Margaret Wilson of Cohoes, N.Y. — died in 1989, 13 years before this incident occurred. Initially McBride didn’t tell anyone about her experience. “Even now, I don’t know if people are going to believe me. Or, they’ll just think I’m crazy,” McBride said. McBride, who is married and has three daughters, said she decided to share her story during a family reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “Somehow, somebody brought up the subject of guardian angels,” McBride said. “So, I told them my story.” Since then, she has shared her story with her family and with friends in her Bible studies at Grace Family Church. And now it can be found under the heading of “Listening to our Angels” in the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven.” McBride, who said she was honored to have the story published, said it gives her comfort to know that others can watch out for us even after their death — and she hopes that her experience can help others feel that same sense of comfort, too.BARLEY, from page 1 MUSIC, from page 1 MIRACLE, from page 1 Karen McBride of Lutz shares her story of ‘Listening to our Angels,’ in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven.’ (Photo by B.C. Manion) Barley the opossum will be decked out for the season during the holiday party at East-West Animal Hospital in Lutz. 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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201317 Donation to a tea Members of Women-n-Charge recently donated $1,000 to a local ministry aimed at serving women, A Woman’s Place. It offers hope and resources, free of charge, for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Money came from a fundraising tea event, which typically funds the group’s grant program. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Wright) The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report After troubles keeping his department on track to achieve various goals, Hillsborough County Administrator Michael S. Merrill has reassigned the leader of the county’s Animal Services Department, and put an interim manager in his place. Ian Hallett is moving from animal services to Hillsborough’s Parks and Recreation Department, where he will becomes the parks services manager, Merrill said. He will be replaced by Dexter Barge, currently in charge of the county’s code enforcement, to whom Merrill called a “strong, effective and experienced leader who will bring stability and clear direction to the Animal Services Department.” “This will require that Dexter restore trust among the rescue groups and volunteers who are essential to our mission, as well as to improve customer service,” Merrill said in the memo. Former Temple Terrace city manager Kim Leinbach will continue as an additional management resource at Animal Services, and both will be joined by additional resources beyond that when necessary. Once Animal Services has been stabilized, Merrill said he would then turn his attention to finding a permanent leader for the department. While the change was necessary to help get the department back on the right track, Merrill still had positive words for its former leader, Hallett. “Through all the challenges, disappointments and successes over the past year, there can be no doubt of his dedication, hard work and passion for service to animals,” Merrill said.Barge takes over troubled Animal Services 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 The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report The State Attorney’s Office in Tampa was awarded the Adopt-A-Route Partner of the Year by Meals on Wheels of Tampa. The office has been delivering its weekly route to Meals on Wheels recipients for 17 years, longer than any other Adopt-A-Route partner, according to a release. “This gives us the opportunity to give back to the community, even with our hectic work schedules,” said Jinny Oldham, investigative assistant for the state attorney’s office, in a release. “With my own father having been a Meals on Wheels recipient, I know firsthand how important this effort is, not only to the recipients themselves, but also to their sons, daughters and loved ones.” State Attorney Mark Ober, along with assistant state attorneys, prosecutes accused criminals throughout the county, which also encompasses an area that includes Lutz, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City. The staff of more than 350 includes more than 120 attorneys, 12 investigators and a dedicated support staff. “We are grateful that Jinny has been able to organize this effort for so many years,” said Meals on Wheels executive director Steve King, in a release. Meals on Wheels locally serves approximately 750 individuals with a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by a volunteer. For more information, visit www.MOWTampa.org, or call (813) 2388410.State attorney’s office honored by local Meals on Wheels THISISWHATAHEARTATTACKFEELSLIKETOAWOMAN.(UNUSUALUPPERBODYPAIN,ORDISCOMFORTINONEORBOTHARMS,BACK,SHOULDER, NECK,JAWORUPPERPARTOFTHESTOMACH) OtherHeartAttackSymptomstoWatchOutFor:Chestpain,discomfort,pressureorsqueezing,liketheresatonofweightonyou€Shortnessof breath€Nausea€Light-headednessorsuddendizziness€Unusualfatigue€Breakingoutina coldsweat Ifyouexperienceanyoneofthesesymptoms,dontmakeexcusesforthem. MaketheCall.DontMissaBeat. Tolearnmore,visitWomensHealth.gov/HeartAttack

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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 December 11, 201318 Samantha Lindsay, M.D.Board Certified in Family Medicine Focus on seniors, women and children, including infants Land O Lakes resident Per s onable care fro m our front de s k to the doctor Approved fac i l i ty for Vacc i ne for Ch i ldren Conven i ent locat i on, mi n im u m wa i t A Fa mi ly M ed i cal Pract i ce Where You Alway s S ee A Doctor 16541 Po i nte V i llage Dr i ve, S u i te 207  Lutz, FL 33558 ( S R54 and the S uncoa s t Parkway) (813) 920-8300  northpo i ntephy si c i an s .co mMon, Tues & Fri: 8:30 to 5 Wed: 11 to 8 € Thurs: 9 to 5WE ACCEPT MEDICARE EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS www.brittendental.com 213 Crystal Grove Blvd. Lutz, FL 33548-6452 Leonard L. B r i tten, D.D. S N i chola s L. B r i tten, D. M .D.Sleep in Heavenly Peace with a Silent NiteSnore GuardCALL OUR OFFICE TODAY. 813.949.8411 Silent NiteSnore Guard$75off expires 12/31/13 The LAKER/ Lutz NEWS 3632 Land O Lakes Blvd, #102 Land O Lakes, FL 34639 phone: 813.909.2800 fax: 813.909.2802 www.cnewspubs.com

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A Fun Place to Call Home! Assisted Living € Adult Daycare € Respite Stays6701 Dairy Road € Zephyrhills € Located one block south of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills813-782-4417 www.westbrookemanoralf.com I knew we were right in selecting Westbrooke when returning there one day, my Dad turned to me and remarked, we made the right choice here.Ž „ Steve & Joe Spina COME EXPERIENCE LIFE AT WESTBROOKE MANOR Take a tour, enjoy a scrumptious meal or join us in one of our many activities. Hope you visit soon. OF www.LakerLutzNews.com Dece m ber 11, 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:_________________________________________________ Sunset Point Medical Center208 Crystal Grove Blvd Lutz, FL 33548(813) 949-4991We are open Monday … Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Looking for a New AdultPrimary Care Physician? K.Venkataram, MD (Dr. Ram) K. Bamford, ARNP Dermatology Services, Diabetic & COPD Education, Lab Draws, Well Woman Exams, EKGs and Joint Injections. Same Day Appointments for Urgent Care, 24-Hour Physician On-call Availability and Hospital Visits.Now Accepting New Patients Including Humana Gold Plus Medicare Advantage Plan Memberswww. SunsetPointMedicalCenter .com

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Its the health screening that everyone 50 and older dreads: colonoscopy. Most fear the preparation and the procedure itself, but the most frightening thing about a colonoscopy is what can happen if you skip it. A colonoscopy can find precancerous growths as small as one millimeter before they can turn into deadly tumors. The good news is that regular screening is the most powerful weapon for preventing colorectal cancer in its earliest stages, when its easier to treat,Ž said Christian Bailey, M.D., a gastroenterologist at St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa and St. Josephs Hospital-North in Lutz. Removing polyps can help prevent cancer from starting yet nearly half of all adults skip the test.Ž Kevin Kruszewski turned 50 and knew it was time for his first colonoscopy, but he didnt do it right away. Like most, Kruszewski was skeptical about the potential discomfort. Then a couple of years passed and he found himself past due for the screening. I met Dr. Bailey through his wife, who is a customer at my bakery,Ž Kruszewski said. I always knew that when it was time to get a colonoscopy, he would be the doctor who I called.Ž Finally, he called Dr. Bailey and scheduled the procedure. Regarding the preparation, I had to follow a special diet for a couple of days and take some medication … I stayed home the day before,Ž he said. As for the procedure itself, Kruszewski summed it up, It really wasnt a big deal!Ž Kevin, like most of my patients, learned that colon screening typically takes less than 30 minutes and the majority of the discomfort is due to the preparation during the day before,Ž Dr. Bailey explained. Afterwards, patients are just a bit woozy from anesthesia but can return home after a couple of hours and resume normal activity.Ž If a polyp is found, it will be removed during the test, and often times no further treatment is necessary,Ž Bailey said. Patients also should know that while the recommendation for colonoscopy screening is to start at age 50, it is recommended to consult a physician to ensure earlier screening isnt required due to certain risk factors, such as ethnic background or family history. For Kruszewski, his test results came with good news, Dr. Bailey said he will see me in 10 years!Ž Since symptoms of colorectal cancer are often silent, it is important to get screened regularly. You should make an appointment with your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs or symptoms listed below. €Change in your bowel habits that last for more than a few days and cannot be explained by travel or illness €Diarrhea €Constipation €Abnormalities in stools €Blood in your stools or blood found on toilet paper €Feeling that your bowel does not empty completely €Frequent gas pains, cramps, or bloat €Unexplained weight loss For a physician referral for your colonoscopy, please contact St. Josephs Hospital-North at (813) 443-2010. 4211 Van Dyke Road € Lutz StJosephsNorth.org Living Well A Quick Health Screening that Can Save Your Life Dr. Bailey The LAKER/ Lutz NEWS 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Ste 102 Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 phone: 813.909.2800  fax: 813.909.2802 www.cnewspubs.com HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE The holidays are upon us!Help us help the hungry in our community who are struggling to feed their family during this time of the year.The Laker/Lutz News Donations Collection Box For Feeding America Tampa Bay-Suncoast Branch 3632 LAND O’LAKES BLVD., SUITE 102  COPPERSTONE EXECUTIVE SUITES Items needed most are: € Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, sausage) € Canned fruits & vegetables € Canned & boxed meals (soups, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese) € Pasta & rice € Peanut butter No glass please. Pop-top items preferred. No donation is too big or small. We appreciate our readers’ efforts in helping in this mission. 813-909-8710 € 813-909-14322346 Raden Dr. € LandOLakes (Behind Wendys)HAIR EXTENSIONS PERFECT GIFT IDEA!Gift Certificates are the Haircuts $1495 MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXP. 12-31-13 with select stylist FREE Haircut & Style with Highlights or Perm $6000 MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXP. 12-31-13 with select stylistand up reg $30 with shampoo & blowdry style www.LakerLutzNews.com Dece m ber 11, 201320 The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or any other treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Quality Care, Affordable PricesŽFamily Dental, Dental Implants & OrthodonticsDR. DANIEL HWANG22 Years Experience € Americas Top Dentists Award 2013 Columbia University, BA 1987 € Columbia University, DDS 199129450 State Road 54 € Wesley Chapel, FL 33543813-907-6600 € www.pascodental.netP asco Dental Our Motto: Integrity, Quality, Friendship WILL YOU HELP? Our Troops Need You This Holiday Season... I Want To Help Support The Troops$10 Donation $25 Donation Mail to: Support The Troops P.O. Box 7560 Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 Please make checks payable to Support The Troops, Inc. $50 Donation $100 Donation POSTAGE IS NEEDED! for the shipment of items generously donated by our community.

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HOLIDAY Cookie Recipe My mother made these cookie balls every Christmas when I was a kid, and I now make them for my kids just to keep the tradition going. They absolutely love them and so do I!Ž ~Elizabeth Byrd, Land O Lakes Christmas Balls M akes 3 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup Butter 2 tsp Van i lla 1/3 cup Su g ar 2 tsp Water 2 cups Flour 1 cup chopped Walnuts Red & Green colored Su g ars Directions: Crea m b utter and van i lla Add su g ar, crea m unt i l fluffy Add water St i r i n flour, mi x i n g well Add walnuts Shape i nto 1 ” b alls Roll i n su g ar Place on un g reased cook i e sheet (1 ” apart) Bake @ 325 de g rees for 20 mi nutes or unt i l f i r m to the touch www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201321 www.bernierdental.com PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR APPOINT M ENT TODAY 813-601-1122 Even i n g and weekend appo i nt m ents ava i la b le.M OST 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. Another $30,000 to fight cancer Caliente Resort and Spa was the site of a successful fundraiser in November for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation that raised more than $30,000. The Caliente-based Breast Friends Forever organized the event, Pink Heals. The funds are specifically earmarked for breast cancer treatment and research. Participating in the presentation are, from left, Polly Honor, Dan Minor of the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, Judi Miller, and Hilda Holt. (Photo courtesy of Polly Honor) Big Brothers Big Sisters picks up donation Christian Business Connections of Central Pasco donates $250 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. The funds come from membership dues of the group, which meets every Thursday beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Myrtle Lake Church. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Rene Van Hout, Schiller Daux, Michelle Pentifallo, Shantelle Beachler, Jan Roberts of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Peter Castellani, Edda Gilbert and Clestine Herbert. HOMES FOR SALEENERGY SAVING -4/3/2 home with quality decorator wood cabinets and nichol faucets and door knobs! Beautiful hardwood floors and stairs! 3 1/4" Colonial Molding, marble window sills and top of the line appliances. Tranquil pond in the back yard! Call Faith Garcia to see this home today 813-503-6610VERY ATTRACTIVE 3/2.5/2 PLUS LOFT … Home in optimal condition in Asbel Estates Subdivision; negotiable furniture; formal living room; 2280 square feet. $209,900. Call Irving Hernandez at 813-843-6026READY TO SKI ON 160 ACRES ON BIG LAKE THOMAS …1800 square foot; 3/1.5; Gorgeous View with long dock; heavily wooded with running creek; secluded at the end of a long semi private drive; tongue and groove knotty pine ceilings; new central AC. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712SKI SIZE LAKE PADGETT ACREAGE …Home and cottage; 3.74 acres on ski sized Lake Padgett, land has possibility to build one or more executive homes. Call Cody Adams 813909-0712SECLUDED HOME & ACREAGE ON LAKE HOBBS …4/2 on 3.7 acres on Lake Hobbs ski sized lake; 120+ feet of lake frontage; 2000 square foot home with a painted metal roof; just off of Lutz Lake Fern Road in the heart of old Lutz; split plan; fireplace; large gas stove with double oven; detached workshop; great lake view from the Florida Room; all located at the end of a long private driveway. Call Cody Adams 813909-0712LAKE PADGETT LAKEFRONT HOME …First time on the market! 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 bathroom. Call Faith Garcia to see this executive home today! 813-503-6610TIRED 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. Non deed restricted, without HOA. Ready to build your lakefront dream home. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712BIG SKI LAKE LOT,can build 2 homes, in Land O Lakes, near High School and Publix. $299,000. Call Helen Grantham 813-767-4899LAKE TONY WATERFRONT LOTjust off State Road 54 on Knight just $89,900! Call Faith Garcia for details 813-5036610KING LAKE 120 acre ski lake. One acre on cul-de-sac. Over 150 ft. of lake frontage, gorgeous panoramic view. City water Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712HALF ACRE ON BIG LAKE THOMASBring the ski boat! 160 acre ski lake with dock and well. $149,000 … ready for the boat! Plan today for tomorrow, owner says sell. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712 VACANT PROPERTY2.82 ACRES R1MA zoningwith matured Oak trees; ready for your double wide or build your own home; power poles; well; some prepaid impact fees $84,900 Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712PRICE REDUCED "LUTZ" BUILD YOUR EXECUTIVE HOME TODAY on one of these 5 deed restricted lots between 1 and 1.3 acres. Owner will build to suit. Priced between $79,900 and $107,700. Call David Tubaugh 813-777-014610 ACRES IN BROOKSVILE … Golf course frontage, potential income on planted Pine trees, convenient to the airport. Owner says sell! Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712 COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMARINE ON BELL LAKE …Highway frontage; Property and marine sales/repair business plus a duplex rental & living quarters; 150 feet of lake frontage on 80 acre ski lake. Call Cody Adams 813-909-071210,000 SQUARE FOOT COMMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH TENANT;Commercial building zoned C-2 located with direct frontage on US Highway 41 aka Land O Lakes Boulevard; 2 dock height loading bays. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON US HIGHWAY 41 WITH BILLBOARD INCOME;3200 square foot C-2 commercial building located on almost acre; 125 feet of highway frontage; located on Land O Lakes Boulevard / US Highway 41. Call Cody Adams 813-909-0712Russell Ada m s Realty, Inc.2502 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.Corner of Carson Rd. & US 41949-3603 € www.russelladamsrealty.comBUSINESS IS HOPPING LOOKING FOR ENERGIZED AGENTS 813-949-3600Ž INTEREST RATES ARE LOW, HOMES ARE SELLING FAST! 23110 SR 54 @ Collier Pkwy(813) 948-2287 Under New Management!5 t im e SCCA Race Car cha m p i on Ro bi n, her crew ch i ef hus b and, Carl and the i r capa b le crew are ready to serve you.Co m e by and m eet Robin New Reduced Prices on Boxes and Packaging! $2 OFF UPS SHIPPING ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 12/31/13In Willow Bend Shopping Center  Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri 8-8  Sat 9-6  Sun 11-2

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Premium Fraser FirŽ Fresh cut from the mountains of North Carolina! $5 off your purchase with this adCASH & CARRYOpen for business TODAY! 3631 Land O Lakes Blvd (Hwy 41) Land O Lakes, FL 34639(Next to RPM Printing) Located in Osprey Cove Professional Center 21776 SR 54 € Lutz 813-528-8799 www.element54salon.com Purchase a $100 gift card Receive a $20 gift card FREE Purchase a $50 gift card Receive a $10 gift card FREE Expires 12-24-13. Can not be used the day of purchase. Live Harp MusicTHURS-SUN Eat Good, Live Well... Happy Holidays! RISTORANTE ITALIANOEST.1989 813-949-0572 102 Flagship Drive Lutz, FL 33549www.villaggiolutz.comOpen 7 days a week 4pm til close NOW OFFERING A FULL BAR! Gift Certificates Available New Tampa Location17501 North Palms Village Place 813.615.1333 Land O’ Lakes Location24124 State Road 54 813.949.7297For the person who has everythingGIFT CARDS AVAILABLE Land O LakesGun & Pawn4409 Land OLakes Blvd. Land OLakes, FL 34638(2 miles north of SR 54 on US 41) 813-996-7777€ Buy € Sell € Trade € FFL Transfers € We Pawn Harleys € Class III www.landolakesgunandpawn.com Come to us for all your holiday gift needs WE OFFER CONCEALED WEAPON CLASSESCall for more details COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE FUN!Tues Sat 11am midnight € Sun 12pm 9pm 4805 LAND O LAKES BLVD. 8 1 3 9 9 5 0 6 0 8 GET A $10.00 BONUS GIFT CARD WITH PURCHASE OF $50 IN GIFT CARDS Restaurant & Bar BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT DINING Reserve your complimentary consultation today! 813-406-4835 TreatYOURSELFthis Holiday!Aparna Ambay, M.D., FAAD Board Certified Dermatologistwww.360DermatologyTampa.com 27718 Cashford Circle Ste 101 WESLEY CHAPEL Belotero$450 Juvderm Ultra$525 Juvderm UltraPlus $575 2nd syringe $50 offOFFER VALID UNTIL 1/15/14 813.344.332521336 Ashley Oaks Circle, Ste 102 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Organic Airbrush Tanning and/or Personal Fitness Training BUY ONE SESSION GET ONE FREE Gift Certificates Included Visit our store at International Plaza or buildabear.com for other area locations. (While quantities last. Out“ts and accessories sold separately.) buildabear.com (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) holidayGift Guide dont miss this affordable way to advertise your holiday special to our 60,132 readers 2013 www.LakerLutzNews.com Dece m ber 11, 201322

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PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO813.909.4939in Lutz, off SR 54 www.PureHealthStudios.comFor Women For Women Personal TrainingGift Card 2 WEEKS, 6 SESSIONS $67.00 Includes personalized meal plan, body diagnostics and nutrition seminar.Gift card must be used by 2/28/14. One FREE Hug! Redeemable from any participating human being. cameo813 948 74111817 collier parkway, lutzcameosalonspa.comsalon and spaThe gift every woman wantsALSO A VAILABLE: $75 gift card when you buy a $300 gift card $125 gift card when you buy a $500 gift cardvouchers valid 1-1 thru 2-13-2014 buy a $100 gift car dand get a$2000gift car d 813.996.0161 7924 Melogold Circle € Land O Lakes, FL 34637 Hot Golf Deals!20% OFFRound of Golf BOOK YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE AT www.grovesgolfandcc.com Only valid before 3pm. Restrictions apply.Gift Certificates Available Holiday Gifts are simple at Time for Wine... we create "extraordinary" Wine GiftsBASKETS & DECORATIVE GIFT BOXES LOCAL DELIVERY & SHIPPING OUT OF STATE www.timeforwine.net Call 813-664-1430 and let our staff make it special Fresh Georgia Pecans Shelled, sold by the pound. Well worth the drive, these aren't your Walmart Pecans! Just in time for the holidays! Makes a great gift, with pick up or shipping available! Visit us at Herrmann's Barn 31131 Pasco Rd in San Antonio Or call us at 813-714-8704 Open 8am 8pm holidayGift Guide dont miss this affordable way to advertise your holiday special to our 60,132 readers 2013 There is only 1 week left to get your holiday special to over 60,000 readers! Contact your sales rep today to reserve your ad space 813-909-2800 www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201323

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www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 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 Pee Wee Predators cheer way to nationalsBy Michael Murillo The Laker/Lutz News Correspondent When you attend a Pop Warner football game, you might not realize that you’re seeing more than two teams on the field. The first, of course, is the football team. But there’s another group of athletes performing, and they also practice, work hard and compete against opponents at the conference, regional and national levels. And they’re part of every game. They’re the cheerleaders. Cheerleading isn’t simply a side activity that complements the football programs. It’s an organized sport in its own right that requires patience and skill to compete at a high level. And in the Pee Wee division, the South Pasco Predators have demonstrated their ability to not only compete, but stand out: The team took first place at the conference level, compiling the highest score and earning a trip to regionals. But there were more reasons to cheer for the Predators. At the regional competition, the team again placed first and again had the highest score of any squad (including teams from the rest of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia). That accomplishment has earned them a spot in the national competition, which will be this week at Walt Disney World in Orlando. For Coach Kayla Hensley, the team’s success validates not just the Pee Wee Predators, but the sport of cheerleading. “If you don’t have any experience watching cheerleading, they make it look so easy that it doesn’t seem like it should be a sport,” she said. “That’s the real challenge of cheerleading. You’re supposed to make it look easy and effortless.” People see cheerleaders from professional football teams — who mostly perform dance routines — and they think that’s all there is to it, Hensley said. But competitively, there’s a lot of skill necessary, a lot of dedication required and a lot of preparation and practice to perform the team’s complex routines correctly. Hensley seems to have found the formula for cheerleading success: This is the second team she’s coached that reached nationals (she coached Junior Pee Wee for the Predators last year, and that team placed fourth at the national competition). She’s also a former Predator herself, cheerleading in her youth for the team before becoming a cheerleader for Land O’ Lakes High School. Hensley said that she feels more stress as a coach than when she was doing the routines herself. “It’s way more nerve-racking on the coaching side of things, because you have no control over their performance,” she said. “You’re not out there so you can’t do anything to help them.” But her athletes think she’s done a lot to help them get where they are today. “Kayla, she’s amazing. I really like her,” said Kylee Brown, one of the team’s cheerleaders. “She encourages us. Every time we go on the stage, she gives us a pep talk.” Hensley also reminds the team that no matter how the national competition turns out, they should be proud of making it this far and enjoy the level of success the Predators have already attained, Brown said. Another cheerleader, Elizabeth Harmon, said that Henley’s experience has helped them recognize what’s important to judges and how to maximize their points to have the best showing possible. “She knows what’s expected, and she knows how many points you can get (for different parts of a routine) so she knows how to get us a really high score,” Harmon said. She admits to be a little nervous about competing at nationals, but also is excited about the chance to perform at Disney World. Hensley will be proud of the team regardless of how they finish. But that day will be a mix of pride and anxiety, and the coach might even be more nervous than the girls who will be competing. “The nervous feeling that I used to get right before I went on the mat, I have the whole entire day of the competition,” she said. “Whenever I watch them, I just have a huge smile on my face and my eyes get watery. I feel like I’m watching my own kids out there.” Kate Allmond, Shae-Lynn Gibbs and Kylee Brown lift Lila Zois as part of the award-winning routines of the South Pasco Predators in the Pop Warner Pee Wee division. The girls are heading to Orlando to compete at the national level. (Photos courtesy of Kayla Hensley)Baseball clinic in Land O’ LakesRockstar Performance Baseball will conduct a four-week winter instructional training camp in December and January for players between the ages of 6 and 18 at the Land O’ Lakes Little League sports complex. Training will focus on hitting, fielding, base running, pitchers and catchers instruction. It will review key mechanics, common mistakes and how to fix those mistakes through proper drill sequence and identification. For more information, visit www.RockstarBaseball.com. Lightning is FARA’s honored partnerThe Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, which recently ha a fundraiser at Avila Golf & Country Club, named the Tampa Bay Lightning its 2013 Partner of the Year. “FARA recognizes that collaboration and partnership are absolutely essential for success,” said Jennifer Farmer, FARA’s executive director, in a release. “The Tampa Bay Lightning has gone above and beyond to help further our mission to find a cure for Friedreich’s ataxia. Their personal and professional commitments have brought us closer to the finish line and inspired hope in many.” The Lightning hosted a FARA Night earlier this year at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and have contributed a number of exclusive auction items to the Energy Ball silent and live auctions. The team also donated their suite at a Eagles concert to help raise a record high $260,000. Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare nerve degenerative disease that has been diagnosed in 6,000 people in the United States, yet one in 100 people are carriers. The disease itself typically attacks the spinal cord, especially those nerves that direct muscle movement in the arms and legs. For more information, visit CureFA.org.Everyone Can PlayThe fourth annual Everyone Can Play special needs baseball clinic will be Jan. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at Mary Help of Christian Center, 6400 E. Chelsea St., in Tampa. The group is looking for volunteers, sponsors and players, and all clinics are taught by local athletes for participants age 4 and older. For more information, visit EveryoneCanPlay.org.All-South Region volleyball players, coach namedJaclyn Mailoto of Saint Leo University was among 14 players named to the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association AllSouth Region team. She was joined by teammate Lauren Campbell, who received an honorable mention. Chris Catanach, the coach from University of Tampa, was named Coach of the Year in the same selection process. Other members of the All-South Region team include Becca Acevedo, Christina Alessi and Faith Rohn, all of Palm Beach Atlantic University; Jenny Bellairs and Lindsay Homme of the University of West Florida; Lindsay Biggs of Eckerd College; Meagan Burke, Marissa Lisenbee, Holly Reschke and Berkley Whaley of UT; Alexis Gillis of Christian Brothers University; Melissa Holt from the University of West Georgia; and Camille Indest of Rollins College. Golfing for PHCCKeith Martin, left, John Semeraro, Jimmy Adcock and Joe Cobb were team gross winners from Tampa Electric Co., during the fourth annual Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation Golf Tournament, in October. These golfers and others played a key role in raising more than $37,000 for the advancement of student scholarships, academic and athletic programs, libraries, and other needed college initiatives. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 BOYS BASKETBALLMitchell 64, Pasco 45 Gulf 75, Wiregrass Ranch 73GIRLS BASKETBALLPasco 49, Fivay 33 Ridgewood 56, Wesley Chapel 41 Steinbrenner 42, Wharton 28BOYS SOCCERCarrollwood Day 6, Academy at the Lakes 1 East Bay 0, Wharton 0 (tie) THURSDAY, DEC. 5 BOYS BASKETBALLWharton 66, Riverview 45 Wesley Chapel 72, Fivay 37 Hudson 44, Zephyrhills 36GIRLS BASKETBALLWiregrass Ranch 77, Sunlake 23 Riverview 51, Wharton 44BOYS SOCCERPasco 6, Zephyrhills 0 FRIDAY, DEC. 6 BOYS BASKETBALLFreedom 70, Wiregrass Ranch 60 Steinbrenner 74, Alonso 56 River Ridge 36, Land O’ Lakes 35 Nature Coast Tech 69, Pasco 39 Land O’ Lakes Christian 59, Ruskin 49 Wesley Chapel 60, Weeki Wachee 49GIRLS BASKETBALLSteinbrenner 50, Alonso 6 Hernando 42, Zephyrhills 34 Wesley Chapel 62, Weeki Wachee 27 Dunedin 65, Sunlake 52 Wiregrass Ranch 70, Freedom 58BOYS SOCCERLand O’ Lakes 5, Anclote 0 Wharton 1, Plant 0GIRLS SOCCERPlant 2, Wharton 1 Pasco 3, Zephyrhills 0 SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS PREP SPORTS BOARD Continued on next page

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The Laker/Lutz News Staff Report There’s no better time than the holiday season to help outdoor thrill seekers gear up for all their upcoming adventures. Even if the hiker, backpacker or climber on the gift list has their favorite gear, new innovations in outdoor products are helping both new and seasoned adventurers go further and higher. Here are some ways to find the ideal holiday gift for outdoor enthusiasts: Give back — Help protect the environment that enthusiasts so passionately enjoy with eco-friendly gear. This can include hats, jackets, and even boots made from recycled material. Even if the recycled route isn’t the preferred way to go, shoppers can still keep sustainability in mind by opting for durable gear that will last a lifetime. The less often a jacket, tent or sleeping back needs replacing, the better for the environment.Warm up — Gone are the days where a simple down coat is the be-all and end-all of staying warm during an outdoor adventure. Now, technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear are designed to fit the versatile needs of outdoor enthusiasts, offering lightweight options that offer warmth in varying weather conditions.For example, the ThermoBall Jacket from The North Face is made of a synthetic insulation that mimics the loft and warmth of a down cluster, with the added benefit of insulation retention when wet. Get inspired — Gift recipients may wish to be in the great outdoors all the time, but that’s not usually possible. Give him or her something to do between adventures with a book or ebook. There are plenty of outdoor adventure and travel memoirs that offer inspiration, even for someone who is curled up in bed. Or, consider purchasing a subscription to an outdoor adventure magazine. —StatePoint www.LakerLutzNews.com December 11, 201325 Finding best gifts for outdoor adventurers 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 PREP SPORTS BOARDSATURDAY, DEC. 7 GIRLS BASKETBALLAcademy at the Lakes 55, Academy of the Holy Names 43 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 BOYS BASKETBALLChamberlain at Wharton, 6:30 p.m. Steinbrenner at Plant, 6:30 p.m. Land O’ Lakes at Pasco, 7:30 p.m. Sunlake at Academy at the Lakes, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLSunlake at Academy at the Lakes, 6 p.m. Steinbrenner at Plant, 6:30 p.m. Fivay at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Tech at Freedom, 7:45 p.m. Chamberlain at Wharton, 8 p.m.BOYS SOCCERBishop McLaughlin at Academy at the Lakes, 4 p.m. Gulf at Pasco, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Anclote, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at River Ridge, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS SOCCERAnclote at Wesley Chapel, 6 p.m. Sunlake at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30 p.m. River Ridge at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 12 BOYS BASKETBALLSickles at Wiregrass Ranch, TBA Steinbrenner at Freedom, 6:30 p.m.Land O’ Lakes Christian at Providence, 7:30 p.m.Zephyrhills at Ridgewood, 7:30 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLLand O’ Lakes Christian at Providence, 6 p.m. Sickles at Wiregrass Ranch, 6 p.m. Steinbrenner at Freedom, 6:30 p.m.BOYS SOCCERPepin Academy at Academy at the Lakes, 4 p.m. Riverview at Wharton, 8 p.m.GIRLS SOCCERRiverview at Wharton, 6 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 13 BOYS BASKETBALLWharton at Newsome, 6:30 p.m. Anclote at Sunlake, 7:30 p.m.Cambridge Christian at Academy at the Lakes, 7:30 p.m.Land O’ Lakes at Fivay, 7:30 p.m.Nature Coast Tech at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m.Pasco at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. Wiregrass Ranch at Tampa Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Compiled from MaxPreps.com, other sources I once caught a fish … Steve Hart recently caught this 9.5-pound big mouth bass in a small lake behind his mother’s house near Newberger Road. And being the sportsman he is, Hart released the fish back into the lake after posing with it. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Hart) SPORTS Elsas loves the Holidays!18450 North US 41, Lutz813-948-ELSA (3572) DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY EVERY DAY! 2 for 1 Well & Call Dr i nk s  P i nt Do m e s t i c Draft B eer $1.75 Mon. Night Football $5.00 M argar i ta s Tues. Beer Special Pr i ce M ex i can B ottled B eer NEW LATE NIGHT MENU TACOS, BURRITOS & APPETIZERS NEW 2 for $20 Menu All Day! Every Day! 1 appet i zer, 2 entr e s and 1 del i c i ou s de ss ertALL ENTREES SERVED WITH MEXICAN RICE AND REFRIED BEANS SUNDAY SPECIAL 50¢ WINGS TUESDAY SPECIAL KIDS EAT FREE MONDAY SPECIAL $1 TACO NIGHT LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY? ASK ABOUT OUR PRIVATE PARTY ROOM THAT SEATS UP TO 30

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