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The Monthly Newsletter of Tampa Palms.


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A Community Magazine for

Tampa Palms area Residents

Volume I, Issue 10

July 2011

Cover PhotoContestSee InSIde


15 month old Santiago celebrates the 4th of July.

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© 2011 Palms Magazine. All rights reserved. Palms Magazine is currently published monthly, dis-tributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Tampa Palms area and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Palms Magazine is not an officially sanctioned publication of the Tampa Palms Association or Tampa Palms Country Club. Tampa Palms Country Club logo used with permission. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Palms Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.


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April, May, June and July are big wedding months! We would love to share your

wonderful pictures with the com-munity. Send your wedding an-nouncements and photos to [email protected] and possibly be on the cover. 4th of July yields many great photos as well, from beach picnics to neighborhood cookouts. What we can’t fit in print we will place

on our facebook, which is YOUR Community Newsletters. We have two great resident stories this month as well. All stories are welcome on any topic. The Tampa Palms’ governing enti-ties encourage you to attend the monthly meetings to learn more about the community; behind the scenes. Even if you go just every other month, you are being proactive and learning a lot. The meetings are a great time to ask any questions or share your concerns. Hope you all are having a great summer, send your stories and pictures and if you have anything new you would like to see, just let me know.

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Club News

One of the goals of Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club is to be the centerpiece of our fine community. Our Mission

Statement of “Providing a welcoming, prestigious, private club experience in a unique Florida resort style atmosphere.” says it all!

Having a Club with a fantastic golf course, tennis, swimming, athletics, great family programs, social activities and in our case even 25 hotel suites in your backyard is a unique amenity to the neighborhood and serves to enhance the reputation, prestige and value of the community. Our goal is always to do our very best to extend an opportunity to every resident of Tampa Palms to become a Member of the Club and in turn continue to build that sense of community through the Club and it’s activities.

As a unique opportunity the Club will be offering Tampa Palms neighborhood residents the chance to experience the Club in a limited fashion during “Club Community Monday’s” in the month of August.

On August 1st, and 8th the Club will be hosting the following preview activities.

9:00 AM: We will be hosting a shotgun start round of golf that is available to Club Members and residents of the community alike for just $20 per player. This limited golf opportunity will only take place on August 1st and 8th and reservations will need to be made in advance with the Pro Shop before noon of the previous Sunday. This is a great opportunity to experience our championship Arthur Hills designed golf course deemed one of the best

courses on the West Coast of Florida. The event will be limited to the first 72 players and include several hole contests with prizes. Contact the Club Pro Shop directly for reservations at (813) 972 - 1444

9:00 AM: Claudette Laliberte our premier Club Tennis Pro will be hosting a complimentary 30 minute “Cardio Tennis Blast” for our tennis enthusiast neighbors, so bring your racquets and be prepared for a high energy tennis work out! At the same time our youth tennis pro Maura Moynihan will be hosting a 30 minute mini version of our unique “Kids Tennis Quick Start Program”, so be sure to bring the little ones ages 10 and under. In addition you will also have an opportunity to tour the facility meet Rhonda Conaway our Tennis and Athletic Center Director and learn more about our outstanding swim team programs, after school kids care and summer and holiday activity camps. Contact the Tennis and Athletic Center directly for reservations at (813) 632 -1676

To participate in the activities, reservations must be made a minimum of one day in advance, proof of Tampa Palms residency is required as well as compliance to Club policies including dress code.

Membership to the Club is by invitation only.

We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity and maybe play hooky from a day of work or chores around the house and come out and visit us here at the Club

- David Kupstas, General ManaGer Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club

REcIPE fromChef Jason

Mexican Eggplant For an interesting spin on a traditional Eggplant dish try Mexican Eggplant. Pair this entree with a green salad and some tortilla chips!


1 lb of ground beef1/4 cup of chopped onion1 T of flour1 8oz. can of tomato sauce1/4 cup of chopped green pepper1 t of oregano1 t of salt1 small eggplant, cut in 1/4 slices1 cup of shredded sharp cheeseParmesan cheese


Brown meat and onion in a small amount of hot fat. Spoon off excess fat. Sprinkle flour over meat and blend. Add tomato sauce, green pepper, oregano, chili powder and salt to meat mixture in skillet. Season eggplant slices with salt and pepper and arrange eggplant over meat. Cover and simmer until eggplant is tender. Top with shredded cheese and cook until cheese has melted. It is now ready to serve. Serves 4.

Club CommunityMondays

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SpaServicesSkincare and Waxing Services

As we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, remember that Skincare, as well as full-body waxing are available right here at your club!

The middle of summer finds us with dehydrated, sun-damaged skin that does not reflect your best you. Your facial treatment will remove dehy-drated skin and re-hydrate your new cells. Remember that good skincare and sunscreen are your best defense against premature aging. Pevonia products are used and recommended.

July Spa Special It’s the middle of summer and how is your skin looking? If your answer is dry and uneven, may we suggest a deep exfoliating peel to remove the dead dehydrated skin cells and expose your beautiful plump new cells. This treatment re-texturizes the skin and gives it a polished glow. During the month of July when you receive our deeply exfoliating Enzyme/ Glycolic Peel, you will also receive our De-Stress Marine Col-lagen Eye Treatment at no charge. Our De-Stress Eye Treatment is outstanding in it’s effectiveness in the reduction of wrinkles and crepiness in the eye area.

July Spa Special $95. (A $115. value)Offer expires 7/31/11. Please call the TAC (632-1676) or our licensed esthetician Paula (416-5677) to schedule your appointment.

YouthProgramsSummer has begun and so has the fun! We are excited to promote our creative and fun Summer Activ-ity Camp that provides weeks of fun, sports, crafts, and activity for children ages 4-12. Our talented and creative staff comprised of area school teachers, certified lifeguards, and experienced college students will provide the safety and structure you demand, and the weekly themes and activities will give your children all the fun they deserve!

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in tennis, golf, swimming, daily arts and crafts projects, and a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Weekly themes will be incorporated into our crafts and indoor & outdoor activities to ensure a summer filled with fun and excitement!

Snack will be provided and is included. Lunch can be brought bagged and labeled, or purchased off our special camper’s café menu for $5 per day.

Club NewsRemaining Camp Sessions

Session 4—July 5 - July 8, 2011*Party in the USA*Session 5—July 11 -July 15, 2011*Mad Science Workshop*Session 6—July 18 - July 22, 2011*Storybooks and Superheroes*Session 7—July 25 - July 29, 2011*Splish~Splash Water Fun*Session 8—Aug. 1 - Aug. 5, 2011*Ultimate Games and Sports*Session 9—Aug. 8 - Aug. 12, 2011*Around the World in 5 Days*Session 10—Aug.15 -Aug. 19, 2011*Wizardry and Wonder*

Camp Ratios1 Counselor/10 kids*Our counselors are background screened, trained in First Aid & CPR, and have recently won the ClubCorp Team of Excellence Award for their performance. Our talented staff is comprised of county teachers, college students, and certified lifeguards*

Camp RatesRegular Hours: 9:00 am—3:00 pm $150/week or $40/day Members$175/wk $45/d GuestsExtended Care Hours: 8:00 am—6:30 pm $200/week or $50/day Members$225/wk $55/d

Families with more than one child enrolling will get 10% off each child’s tuition. If you enroll and attend for multiple weeks, any week after the third paid week will be 10% off

After School Camp-2 spots available! ~5 spots Available!~

The After School Care Camp at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club is open to children in elemen-tary school. The camp will run throughout the school year, and will be located at the Tennis and Athletic Center. Children attending Tampa Palms Elementary School will be picked up by the counselors and walked over to the club. All other students can arrange for after school drop off at the club.

Campers will begin the afternoon with a snack and quiet time where

they will complete homework and read or play a quiet game. Campers will then participate in a variety of in-door and outdoor games, swimming, crafts, and other activities.

Please contact the Tennis and Athletic Center at 632-1676 for additional information and registration for the After School Camp program.

AquaticsAmerican Red Cross - Water Safety Guide

A recent American Red Cross survey* shows that almost half the adults surveyed on water safety say they’ve had an experience where they nearly drowned, and one in four know someone who has drowned. While over 90% of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, almost half (48%) plan to swim in a place with no lifeguard. With so many planning to be in, on or near the water, it is im-portant to follow the basics of water safety, maintain constant supervision of children and to get trained!


• Swim in designated areas super-vised by lifeguards.

• Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.

• Ensure that everyone in the fam-ily learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.

• Never leave a young child unat-tended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask per-mission to go near water.

• Have young children or inex-perienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.

MAINTAIN CONSTANT SUPERVISION• If you have a pool, secure it with

appropriate barriers—many chil-dren who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than 5 minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.

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• Actively supervise children whenever around water—even if lifeguards are present. Always stay within arm’s reach of young children.

• Avoid distractions when super-vising children around water.

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American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons at Tampa PalmsTampa Palms will once again be offering our American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. The private or semi private lessons offer lessons at every level for various ages and abilities. Our own Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor, Sydney LeVan will teach the les-sons according to your scheduling requirements. Our lessons involve the following skill sets, and we will evaluate your swimmer to determine the right level for them!

Water exploration:• Fully submerge face in water• Front and back float with sup-

port• Kicking on front and back with

support• Enter and exit the water inde-

pendently• Float on front and back unsup-

ported• Swim on front and back for 5

yards without assistance• Retrieve objects under water

chest deep

Stroke readiness & development program:• Freestyle and backstroke • Jump into deep water• Bobs in water over child’s head• Deep water bobs• Standing dive from side of pool• Breaststroke and sidestroke kick

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Stroke refinement and pro-ficiency program designed for swim team readiness:• Freestyle and backstroke from

50-100 yards (technique)• Breaststroke and sidestroke 25-

50 yards (technique)• Butterfly 10-25 yards (technique)• Flip turns (technique)• Treading water for up to 5 min-

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Tampa Palms Swim Team Information

Summer Swim League

Join our seasonal developmental swim team, the Tampa Palms Tiger Sharks for the Tampa Swim League. Tampa Palms will be competing against area clubs such as Temple Terrace, Arbor Green, and Westchase in meets designed for beginner and intermediate swimmers. If your child

has ever contemplated swimming, now is the perfect time to get them in the water and swimming in some fun area meets. Practices are starting now for meets to be held in the summer.

Tampa Swim League Summer Meet Schedule

Tuesday, July 5 Away at TBAY (Arbor Green) with BSAC (Brandon) & TBAY

Tuesday, July 12 Away at GTSA with ACTT (Tem Ter) & TBAY

Tuesday, July 19 Away at TBAY with TBAY & TBB (Berkley)

Tuesday, July 26 HOME MEET vs TAPS (L o Lakes) & BSAC

Tuesday, August 9 Away at LOL (L o Lakes) with TBAY

Saturday, August 13 GTSA Championship Meet

Swimmers will also be invited to the following Saturday meets for developmental swimmers:

Saturday, June 11 Away at BSAC (Brandon)

Saturday, July 9 Away at BSAC

Saturday, August 27 ClubCorp Charity Classic Swim a Thon at Tampa Palms

Saturday, Sept 10 Away at BSAC

Saturday, Sept 17 Away at ACTT (Temple Terrace)

Our summer swim team practice schedule is as follows:

Beginners/DevelopmentalMon-Fri 3:30-4:15pm

IntermediateMon-Fri 3:30-4:45pm

Advanced/CompetitiveMon-Fri 7 am-9:15am and 4:45-7:15 pm, Saturdays 8 am-10:15 am

For more information on any of the Aquatic programming, please contact the Tampa Palms Tennis and Athletic Center at 632-1676.

TennisSummer Tennis/Out-door TipFrom Claudette Laliberte – Tampa Palms Head Tennis Professional

Summer time is here and the Tampa heat and humidity is rising! And, for some of us, this is a remindeer that we are not 25 anymore, and, our bodies are not as resilient as we used to be. When you are out on the courts this summer remember these tips: Stay appropriatetly hydrated. If you are outside for just an hour, water should be enough. Over and hour, you’ll need to have some sort of replenishment of electrolytes.

A good rule of thumb is to supple-ment water with a sports drink; one part sports drink to three parts water. Avoid caffeine as well. Eat properly.

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Club News


You’ll want to have some fuel in your body to burn. Try to avoid being outside for extended periods of time from 12-4, that’s the heat of the day. In July and August, maybe expand that time from 11 to 5 or 6. Always protect your skin with sun block, and, wear a hat and sunglasses. Good luck, stay cool, see you on the courts!

MemberEvents Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Members enjoy the following events:

Saturday “Pub Night”Nine, Dine or both...

Saturday, July 9Golf: 5:00 pmPub Night: 6:30pm

This event is for everyone, not only golfers. If you are not playing golf, you can still join us in the grille for piano bar, food and libations.Join us in the Lakeview Grille for Pub Night start-ing at 6:30pm. Eat, drink, & dance along with your friends until 11pm!!

It will feel like a piano pub atmosphere with a ca-sual A la Carte food menu. Contact the Golf Shop for details on pairings.

Happy Hour: 2 for 1 well drinks, house wine & draft beer.

4th of JulyExtravaganzaon the 2ndSaturday, July 2nd $19.95++ Adults $9.95++ kids ages 5-12 $4.95++ kids 4 and under6 pm - 10 pm

Join us for our third annual Independence Day Celebration! Bring the family out to celebrate the 234th birthday of this great country…Tampa Palms style!

Menu:Jason’s Cola Braised Spare Ribs Stars & Stripes Grilled Chicken Sandwiches Uncle Sam’s Hot Dogs Uncle Sam’s Hamburgers Betsy Ross Baked Beans Heartland’s Corn on the Cob Celebration Cole Slaw Patriotic Potato Salad

All - American Apple Cobbler Independence Ice Cream - Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Tea & Lemonade

Tampa Palms Caribbean Night ClubSaturday, July 23rdTime: 6:30 pm. Casual Island Attire $19.95++. Kids club available upon reservation.

Cocktails and food await with island flair. Baha-mian shirts and sandals you should wear. Margaritaville music and fun tunes will play. A great evening abounds the Caribbean way

Join your friends and fellow members for a night of Caribbean Club fun - Island inspired cocktails and food paired with live music.

Macallan Dinner & TastingThursday, July 14th

Enjoy a fabulous dinner prepared by Chef Jason together with a macallan tasting conducted by their brand Ambassador.$25.95++ includes dinner and tastingReservations required.

I see a lot of poor posture with average golfers. If your feet are too far apart, you can’t shift your weight very well. Feet too close together, you lose your balance. legs too straight, you can’t move at all. I can usually predict when higher-handicappers are going to hit a good shot. Their posture is relaxed but athletic, and posture pretty much dictates how you’ll hit the ball.

you want to be on the balls of your feet -- not the heels,

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ResIdeNT sPoTlIgHT

Freedom High School incoming Senior Mi-chael Brittingham III is known for his ath-letic prowess on the field and was invited to

participate in the Blue-Grey – Southeast Football Combine held on May 22nd 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. There, he placed among the top 5%, and because of his outstanding performance, Brittingham III was selected to join 200 elite prospects from previous combines from 36 States to be showcased at the NFL Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton Ohio.

This Combine will also serve as a pool to select a North and South squad to compete in the First Annual Blue-Grey All Star Game. This televised game will be played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 14th 2012. Super Combine prospects will com-prise 75% of each team.

At 6’ 2” and 225 lbs., Brittingham III currently plays on the Offensive Line, Defensive Line, and Special Teams. He is currently making the transi-tion to Fullback. During the Southeast Combine, he had the fasted 40 time among Fullbacks and the second fastest time amongst Defensive Lineman, 4.8 seconds. He also finished at or near the top of his position group with outstanding performances in the 20 yard shuttle (4.4 seconds), broad Jump (7’7”), Vertical Leap (25) and Bench (15)

During the 2010 season, Brittingham III was involved on plays on Offense, Defense, and Special teams and was known for blocking opposing play-ers “out of the picture” and is looking forward to a very Productive 2011 season.

We wish him the Best of Luck as he competes on a National Level. His ability to travel is thanks, in part to Blue Sky Multiservices, Bacchus Event

Solutions Foundation, Refresh Interiors, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, MB2 Productions, and several friends and family who all will be there to support him in January. v

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POA AdministrationCoMMuNITy dIReCToR:Jo Ann ConradPRoPeRTy MANAgeR: bonnie French16101 Compton drive M-F 9 AM - 5 PM 977-3337 Fax: [email protected]

Board of DirectorsPResIdeNT bill edwards, 972-4238VICe-PResIdeNT Jake schoolfield, 998-2620seCReTARy barbara shimer, 971-8063TReAsuReR dudley bryant, 977-7630

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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is seeking Tampa Palms

residents to be troop leaders for Tampa Palms girls. Both men and women over age 18, to volunteer as positive adult role models. Troop leaders facilitate activities meeting the contemporary needs of girls, and make a lasting impact by helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

GSWCF works in close partnership with troop leaders to deliver the information and support needed to help girls unleash their potential. As part of its commitment, GSWCF offers a flexible schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders, assisting them in developing their skills and learning about the Girl Scout program. By completing all required training this summer, leaders can have a troop as early as this fall!

In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of other positions. Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, or to train other volunteers. Volunteers are also needed to work directly with girls as event directors or program facilitators at local Girl Scout camps. The possibilities are endless! No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers gain valuable job experience, hone leadership skills, participate in their community and, ultimately empower and inspire girls. v

For more information on volunteering with gswCF, visit For specific questions contact kristie wiley: (813) 262-1765 or [email protected].



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campsLaw & Order Girls going into grades 6 – 12July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22; All dates 6 - 8 p.m.Tampa Service CenterDiscover the law, learn your constitutional rights, and connect with female attorneys and judges in this six-session series. Find out more about criminal and civil law, as well as courtroom advocacy. You’ll take action in a mock oral argument with a real judge in a real courtroom! Series runs Mondays for six weeks; all sessions required.$18/girl*

Minds for Designgirls going into grades 6 – 12July 18 - 22; all dates 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Middleton High School, TampaTake part in this unique summer day camp focused on engineering. Meet female engineers, explore engineering careers, and learn more about the design process and how to improve our world through engineering. Take a trip to the Center for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Technologies at USF. You’ll find out about motion analysis, and see robotics and prosthetics research labs. Series runs Monday through Friday; all sessions required. You’ll receive a t-shirt and drinks. Bring a bag lunch and snacks each day.$65/girl* Give a Day for the Oceangirls going into grades 6 – 12July 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Clam Bayou Marine Education Center, St. PetersburgJoin us for an ocean environmental service day at Clam Bayou Marine Education Center. Activities include coastal clean-up of marine debris by canoeing through mangrove forests and native plant restoration by mulching, weeding and invasive plant removal from the beach front.$15/girl*

Get Organized!Girls going into grades 4 – 12

Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.IKEA, Tampa

What’s the key to good grades? Reducing stress? Meeting deadlines? Organization! Learn the basic principles of being organized that will guarantee your success in school and for the future. Discover how fun organizing can be!$8/girl* (includes lunch) Australia DreamtimeGirls going into grades 2 – 3

Aug. 13 – 14, 6:45 p.m. – 8 a.m.Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Take a trip to the Land of Oz to hear the Aborigines. Bring your suit for a dip in the Billabong, search for answers on a scavenger hunt, have an up-close encounter with native Australian animals and explore the zoo after dark before settling in for dreams of your own.$32/girl* Incredibly Interesting ImprovGirls going into grades 4 – 5

Aug. 20, 2 – 4 p.m.Tampa (Westshore district)

Learn about different aspects of the performing arts, specifically improv. Come and use your imagination and develop a new set of skills that will bring laughter to yourself and others.$6/girl* *Non-registered Girl Scouts must pay an additional $12 membership fee at time of registration. Register online: call: (813) 282-1685, or 800-881-4475, ext. 1685

Send in your Girl Scout or Boy Scout information to:[email protected]

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sCHool News

Tampa PalmsElementary School6100 Tampa Palms blvd. Tampa, Fl 33647, 975-7390tampapalms.mysdhc.orgHome of the eagles.


Freedom High School17410 Commerce Park blvd, Tampa, Fl 33647,

Summer at Freedom!

• A FREE SAT Prep Course will be offered 6/20-7/14. Prepare now for the SAT next year! Applications are in Guidance. (The class will be held Mondays-Thursdays - no Fridays and no Monday, 7/4. Time: 8 a.m. - noon) Class will be taught by Erica Larson (math) and Autumn Hernan-dez (critical reading)

• Register for GAP Camp – The Go AP camp will be held 8/8-8/11. Find out about what AP classes are all about. For more information, contact [email protected], or register at, click on “quick links”, then click on Academic programs, then click on Gap on the left side of the page.

• Interested in the marching band, drum line, jazz band, concert band, orchestra, patriettes, winter guard? Contact Director of Bands Michael Barrineau, [email protected]. Patriettes auditions will be 8/1-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Band room. New students and parents will need to attend a band and patriettes meeting 8/2, 7 p.m. in the band room. And marching band camp will be held 8/18-27. For more informa-tion, check out


Juniors~Chloe Stokes and Sara Hill have been accepted to the summer session at Cambridge University in London. FYI, Chloe is the 2011-12 Freedom Student Government presi-dent and Sara is Student Government vice president.

Alum in the News2006 Freedom grad Matt Campbell was drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft earlier this week! Matt was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 24th round. He was also selected last year, but much lower (44th round by the Cincinnati Reds). He’s currently pitching at the University of Florida.

Summer Fun and Community Service Opportunities

• Café Freedom: Café Freedom is a student-based club focused on pro-moting literacy awareness. Students travel to elementary schools during the year to read and share books, cre-ate a literacy festival for 2nd graders, and encourage parents to support a reading environment. If you are interested in being involved, contact

Mrs. Owens in the main office or Mr. Tillman in room 528.

• Interact Club: Interested in com-munity service? Consider joining the Interact Club, the junior version of the Rotary Club. Contact Mrs. Fiallo for details.

• Teens in Motion: The Crisis Cen-ter of Tampa Bay has a teen volunteer program, “Teens in Motion.” The program is a partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and Auto Club South Traffic Safety Founda-tion. Opportunities will include: Travelers Aid at Tampa International Airport (helping travelers with travel-related problems and information), and telephone reassurance volunteer (assisting the socially-isolated elderly or disabled). Visit or call 813/969-4976 for more information.

• Busch Gardens Camp: “Sign up for “Counselor-in-Training” sessions at Busch Gardens. The three week program offers experiences in leader-ship and working with animals. Visit

• Northside Medical Health Center is looking for volunteers to assist with Phone Friend, a “warmline” for elementary school children to call for help after school when they are home alone. Call 813/977-8700, ext. 357 or pick up an application in Guidance.

• New Tampa YMCA needs volun-teers. For more information, contact New Tampa YMCA, 813/866-9622.Metropolitan Ministries has some exciting volunteer opportunities com-ing up this summer. Have a great summer! See you back on 8/23!

From Freedom’s 2011 Prom


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From left to right: (Leslie Gaynor - attending the Univ. of Florida, Sarah Wolford - attending The Univ. of Iowa, and Emily Hollowell - attending Univ. of Arizona) in the fall!

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New TAMPA CHAMbeR oF CoMMeRCeGrand Opening CPr-Cell Phone repairSaturday, July 9 17501 Preserve Walk Ln, Ste 104

Brian Kirk, owner, is raffling an i-Pod and giving chamber members a 10% discount. Register online now.

A Bolt from the Blue Monday, July 11 • Noon to 1 p.m. Pebble Creek Golf Club 10550 Regents Park Dr.

$15 pre-registered by July 8, $20 after July 8 Tami Fitzpatrick, CEO of Thunderbolt International Inc., is running an up-and- coming company with a breakthrough high tech product. Etica Account-ing Services is sponsoring this meeting. Register now!

USF Luncheon and Monsour Center Tour Monday, Aug. 8Noon to 1 p.m. USF Morsani Center

Join us on campus for this special tour of the new Monsour Executive Center. Networking begins at

11:30 a.m. Register now for this limited seating special luncheon.

New Tampa Business ForumThursday, Sept. 29 3 to 8 p.m. Tampa Palms Country Club

Bernie Borges (CEO of Find and Convert and author of “Marketing 2.0”) will offer a “Personal Brand in Businessland 2.0” workshop. The forum includes a keynote address, chamber member business expo, networking and cocktails. Chamber members may reserve their business expo spots (first come, first serve), receive a copy of Borges’s book, attend the workshop, and the keynote all for $35. Non-members $45 or the keynote for $15. Business expo admission is free and open to the public.

Taste of New Tampa™ Cheers Volunteers! New Tampa Chamber of Com-merce shared profitsfrom the 2011 Taste of New TampaTM with the volunteer groups who helped out. Pictured

are Alishia and Travis Marsh with Chile’s Elemen-tary; Robert Lee, Patti and Joe Morris of Boy Scout troop 177; Diane White of Hands on Tampa Bay; Dave Bauer Wharton High School Band; Rod Grabowski with Venture Crew and Troop 142; Kelly Rubin of Tampa Blades; Aaron Pacholke with the Freedom HS Boosters and basketball team; Donna Brockman with McDonald training Center; Reagan West-Gandy of the Freedom HS Band Boosters; and members of the NTCC board. v

T.G.I. Friday’s top customer Dan Gregory clipped the rib-bon celebrating the grand re-opening of the Korner Bar during Customer Appreciation night last week with the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Members packed the outside party space, and plenty signed up for T.G.I. Friday’s Give me More Stripes! discount program.

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T ampa Palms resident Emma Hopegood is ready to per-form as the Tampa Bay

Water Ski Show Team begins their annual Summer Series of shows fea-turing a different theme every week throughout the summer. Emma is the daughter of Christine and Jonathan Hopegood. She joined the competitive show ski team in 2009 and set out to develop the skills needed to appear in their weekly Sat-urday shows. “The first time I saw a show I immediately thought ‘I am doing this!’” she explains. She picked up membership forms that evening and the rest is history.

Last year, Emma competed in the Southern Regional Show Team com-petition in Alabama as an individual in the swivel 180/14 and under cat-egory and she captured third place in that event. In that competition, the TBWSST picked up the first place trophy as a show team for the eighth year in a row. She then competed in the Sunshine State Tournament in Sarasota and placed second in the Swivel 180/15 and older category.

When asked what she likes best about her experiences with the team, Emma finds it hard to narrow down. “I couldn’t pick just one thing! I love everything about being part of this team, from site maintenance to skiing in our Saturday shows.”

For mom Christine, Emma’s involve-ment in the sport of show skiing has many benefits. “She has and continues to learn the obvious skills of skiing and showmanship. But of equal, if not more importance, she is learning about commitment, hard work, supporting teammates and leaders and that each individual’s contribution is of value.” She adds, “Emma is eager and willing to help with dock work, site work days and other chores. I am so proud of her for embracing that kind of attitude!”

Emma performs with her team each Saturday evening at 6:00 pm at their home site on Burbank Road in Oldsmar. All shows are free to the public. For directions to the site visit their website at v

Emma Hopegood Shines on the Waterby: Lisa Stephens

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Upcoming Programs Scheduleour regular weekly club breakfast meetings are held on Friday mornings at 7:00 AM at the Tampa Palms golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms blvd. our schedule for future club and district events, their dates, meeting times and speakers is listed below.

July 8th 2011Special Speaker: Joanne Pistorius Antique, Classic & Historic Automobile Fel-lowship of Rotarians.

RoTARy News

Donations Meeting June 17thCharities/Organizations supported:

boy scouts • Crisis Center of Tampa bayeaster seals Florida • 4-H CampFreedom High school Jazz bandHarare Central Rotary blankets for orphanage (Zimbabwe Africa)Helping Hands Pantry • Homeless Coalition

kids Café (food bank) – Feeding Americaleukemia & lymphoma societyMort elementary Manatee Market student Improvement Projectoasis Network of TampausF Rotaract Club • Rotary’s Camp FloridaRotary Foundation (Polio Plus)society of st. Vincent de Paulspecial Connections • usF osher lifelong learningusF Pediatric diabetes • usF women in leadershipyMCA • young life • god’s Pedal Power

Many donations have already been made during the 2010 - 2011 Rotary year. Donations were made to:

books for Mort elementary Media CenterChristmas families in need • Fisher House (Vets)Harare Central Rotary blanketsHelping Hands PantryMort elementary Manatee MktRelay for life • usF Rotaract Club

Rotary’s Camp FloridaRotary Friendship exchangeseminar for Tomorrow’s leaders • shelter box usAus Constitutions given to area 5th gradersusF women in leadershipRotary youth exchange

Total giving for the 2010 - 2011 year will exceed $51,000. v

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My husband and I were golfing early one morning when a

man rushed up to us in his golf cart and asked for a favor. We thought he wanted to hurry in front of us, as he usually does. When he caught up with us he asked if we ever sign our son’s books. I was so dumbfounded that I didn’t answer which is not my usual persona! After my husband eventually said yes, the man ran to his golf bag and took out the two books and asked us to sign them. He said he saw the article in Palms Magazine and ordered the books. We were so thrilled, we didn’t think he even knew our names! The cart barn manager said we made that man so happy! We said, no, he made US so happy.

Anyway, thanks again Cindi. I hope others will follow suit and order the books. The Victim and The Mistress of Deception by David P. Mercadante It makes us so pleased. Maybe you will too?!

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Insurances AcceptedVSP, VCP, EyeMed, CompBenefits, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health, TriCare

and AvMed

Dr. Robert E. Luckey is a board certified Optometric Physician. He is a proud graduate of Nova Southeastern University. Prior to Dr. Luckey’s career as an Optometric Physician, he served in the U.S. Military for fourteen years.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), and is the past President of the Hillsborough Soci-ety of Optometrists (HSO).

Dr. Robert E. LuckeyBoard Certified Optometric Physician

Luckey eyecare, 27340 Cashford Circle, Suite 102,Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Office: 866-4004 Fax: 866-4005

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of North Tampa

Every year Floridians are faced with the possibility of hurricanes.

Most years these dreaded storms do not land on our shores and mainland. However, in the not too distant past hurricanes have had devastating effects on many communities in Florida and every year the possibility exists that communities will be hit during the summer and fall months.

During the months of potential hurricanes, it is important to plan for the worst and hope that it never happens. For example, you and your family may be asked to leave your home due to some emergency conditions in your community. Your local emergency officials will not ask you to leave your home or location unless there is a valid reason. Do not try and second-guess the validity

of their request. Do as they say immediately. Most of the time these requests and related information will come through radio broadcasts or the local TV station. Different warning methods may be used such as a siren or telephone calls.

Stay tuned and follow the directions and the evacuation routes recommended by the emergency officials. The most important thing to keep in mind is to have a plan for a possible evacuation. Be prepared to evacuate and keep the following suggestions in mind.

1. Know the route and follow directions. Keep a map on

hand that will enable you to take a route that may be unfamiliar to you. Be prepared to use routes specified by the emergency officials. Do not use any road or shortcut that they do not recommend. Some areas familiar to you may no longer be accessible or they may be dangerous for reasons unknown to you.

2. Local authorities will tell you what to do. Stay in touch with

local authorities. They are in touch with the state or federal authorities and will know which route to take and what local conditions might be. If you follow their instructions, you are more likely to arrive in a safe location and to be able to communicate with your family members or friends.

3. Keep your vehicle’s tank filled. Gas stations may be closed

during a hurricane and prior to its arrival. During power outages, fuel pumps at gas stations may not work. Prepare for the hurricane by filling your tank well in advance of the storm.

4. One vehicle per household. If it is necessary to evacuate,

plan to take one vehicle per household. This will keep family members together and reduce the number of cars on yourparticular evacuation route.

Continued next issue.

by Elizabeth B. Bolton, USF

HurricanePreparation: Evacuating Your HomePart 1 of 3

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ResIdeNT PHoTossubmit your photos to:

[email protected]

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ClAssIFIedsTampa Palms residents can list items for sale and/or services

needed at no charge. Up to 45 words. For your convenience,

classifieds may be send via email to (Tampa Palms Classifieds:)

[email protected]. Palms Magzine reserves the right

to revise, reclassify, edit or refuse any classified advertisement.

Personal information, such as name and address, is required

for submission but will not appear in the classified listing unless

requested. Classifieds will be accepted and posted from non-

Tampa Palms residents but only after payment of $15 is received. For further information, call Cindi Matter 813-991-0323 or email [email protected].

[ServiceS] Teacher/Tutor State certified elementary ed. teacher (M. Ed. in K-12 ESE and Art) tutoring, test preparation, summer enrichment & art lessons for K thru grade 6, $30/hour or $50 for 2 sessions Jen Smith 813.293.0692 [email protected]

Honor roll student looking for summer babysitting job, 15yo Seven Oaks resident. Club and pool access. Day or evening hours. $10 an hour. 407-417-7136 or 813-713-9086.

If you want an efficient, energetic, trustworthy, loving grandmother to care for your child, please call me. I’ve been caring for my grandchildren for 12+ years. Now they’re in school and my nest is empty.

[GoodS]FOR SALE 1999 Lexus ES300 $5000 Firm, Runs Great! 183,000 miles, All Leather in good

condition, Power everything and works, 2nd owner, we have all the service records. Contact David or Denise 907-8343.

FOR SALE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Autographed Hockey Stick. MUST SEE to make offer. Call 813.994.3743.

FOR SALE: Graco Lovin’ Hug Swing Like-new condition, still have the original box. This swing is in Hamilton print which is gender neutral. The swing is still sold in stores, asking $70. Please email Ami at: [email protected] for more information.

FOR SALE: Evenflo Triple Fun Exersaucer-Jungle In excellent condition, still sold in stores! For ages birth-24 months, so it grows with your child. Asking $60. Please email Ami at: [email protected] for more information.

For Sale Body Shower Interaktiv Body Shower- $500 obo. New in box never used, Interaktiv Body Shower 06549000. E-mail to [email protected]

For Sale $100 Audio Tower by Bell’O AT423T 4-Shelves. Great Condition. E-mail to [email protected]

FOR SALE: Orange lake timeshare located in Kissimmee Fl., sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath full kitchen, dining room week 28, price $7500. Close to amusement parks, activities on grounds. call 907-6317

FOR SALE: 150 pcs bronze ware diner set-cherry handles, wooden case $125. call 907-6317.

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We offer: Horse Boarding / Lessons / Shows / Training / Summer Camps!

We specialize in Hunters / Jumpers / Equitation.

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Also special lesson package prices available!

For inFormation contact: Tracy Rodriguez (Boarding)

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**WAC, excludes tax, tag, title, first month’spayment, and dealer fee. $2,000 cash downor trade equity.

*Vehicle and tires must be continuously maintained by Heritage Ford at manufacturer’smileage and time intervals.

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