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The December edition of the Lutz/Land O' Lakes/Odessa Area Neighborhood News & Lifestyles.

Transcript of Lutz/Land O' Lakes/Odessa - Vol. 6, Issue 12, December

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    2014 Dining Contest.............3Community Calendar.............4Community News Briefs.........6Top-Voted Restaurants........10LaserSpa of Tampa Bay.....14-15The Eye Care Professionals

    of Tampa Bay....................16HoneyBaked Ham...........18-19ToyMakers of EL............22-23Posh Paws...........................24Mount This! Fish Co......28-29Holiday Family Time......34-35Canine Estates.....................36

    Vol. 5, Issue 12, December 2014

    This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To:Ashley Lakes, Ballantrae, Belle Meade, Calusa Trace, Canterbury, Cheval, Citrus Greens, Concord Station, Devonwood, Dolce Vita on Lake

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    By Kim Thomas

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    River Jordan Direct Family Medicine By Marcy Sanford

    Eric J. Crall, MD opened RiverJordan Direct Family Medicine afterbecoming frustrated with the amount oftime he was spending each day on admin-istrative tasks and paperwork instead oftaking care of patients. He says, I be-came a doctor to help people stay healthy.After 17 years of working as a primarycare physician for a large health care sys-tem, I found myself spending less timewith my patients and more time on pa-perwork.

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    See Dr. Crall on page 26

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    From The Editor Kim Thomas Neighborhood News& Lifestyles

    Directly mailed once a month to 20,000households in zip codes 33556, 33558 & 34638

    220 Safford Ave. S. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

    Phone: (813) 928-6124; Fax: (727) 942-2432Advertising E-mail: info@nnlflorida.comEditorial E-mail: 2014 NeighborhoodNews & Lifestyles is published by ADS 2 Publications, Inc.

    Nothing that appears in Neighborhood News & Lifestylesmay be reproduced, whether wholly or in part, without permis-sion. Opinions expressed by Neighborhood News & Lifestyleswriters are their own and do not reflect the publishers opinion.

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    Neighborhood News & Lifestyles reserves the right to editand/or reject any advertising. Neighborhood News & Lifestyles isnot responsible for errors in advertising beyond the actual cost ofthe advertising space itself, not for the validity of any claimsmade by its advertisers.

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    PublisherTim SelbyGeneral ManagerJim OReilly EditorKim ThomasAdvertising SalesManagerMatt SelbyAdvertising SalesJim OReillyLinda VeigaAlexis SelbyJared Nager

    CorrespondentsJulie KanehlMarcy SanfordKatie ThomasDara TuckerArt DirectorDat X. Do

    Graphic ArtistsDat X. DoTony SicaAccounting ManagerDoreen Selby

    Billing AssistantTina OReilly

    From The Editor Kim Thomas

    We are excited to announce thewinners of Neighborhood News &Lifestyles 2014 Dining Contest. Eachyear, we look forward to this contestbecause it is exciting to see how manyresponses we will get, and it gives us achance to give back to our readers as athank you for your support. This year,as in the past, our readers respondedwith gusto, with hundreds sending ustheir votes for favorite restaurants inthe area. We have some excellenteateries and in some of the categories,we wish we could announce two win-ners because it was a close contestright up to the last entries!

    Not surprising to us, some ofyour favorite restaurants also happento be some of our favorite advertisers

    and while we congratulate all of thetop contending restaurants, we wantto give special congratulations to theexcellent restaurants that advertise inNeighborhood News & Lifestyles.

    Bangkok Sushi was the numberone pick in two categories: Best Asianrestaurant and Best Sushi. Paninis Bar& Grill was our readers number onechoice for Best Lunch. VallartasMexican Restaurant was the numberone pick for Best Mexican restaurant.See a full list of the top-voted restau-rants on page 10.

    Thank you to all of our readerswho participated in our annual diningcontest and congratulations to therandomly chosen winners who willreceive dining gift certificates to popu-lar local restaurants.

    The Grand Prize Winner of

    Neighborhood News & Lifestyles 2014Dining Contest is Julie Hopkins fromBallantrae. Julie will receive $100 indining gift certificates to local restau-rants!

    Congratulations to the runner-upwinners, who will each receive $25 indining gift certificates: Sharren Royof Ivy Lakes; Susan Sweet of Cheval;Danielle Valentine of Ballantrae;Candace Jeanneret of Oakstead; andEvelyn Kay Meyer of Odessa.

    Thank you all for your entries!

    Congratulations to Winners ofNeighborhood News & Lifestyles

    2014 Dining Contest!

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    Community CalendarMetropolitan Ministries CentralPasco Donation Tent

    Dec. 1523Now is the time toprovide help for neighbors in need!Metropolitan Ministries serves thepoor and homeless families in Pascoand neighboring counties. KeystoneCommunity Church makes giving eas-ier by providing a donation tent openthroughout the season at a convenientlocation at 21010 SR 54 in Lutz atthe corner of SR 54 and Hwy 41.Spark your giving spirit this seasonwith donations of nonperishable food,new toys, and monetary gifts.

    Tent Collection Dates: Mon-dayFriday, Dec. 1519, 8 a.m.2p.m., 10 a.m.4 p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 20; noon3 p.m. on Sunday,Dec. 21, and 8 a.m.5 p.m. on Mon-day, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 23.For information call (813) 948-4522,or email Pastor Gary Edwards at

    Toys for Tots Drop-Off LocationNow Dec. 22Toys for Tots is

    great program. For a lot of children,

    these toy donations are all they have tolook forward to. LOL Transport &Moving has teamed up with the Ma-rine Corps Toys For Tots program.There is a drop box at the 5811 EhrenCutoff location in Land O Lakes. Youcan drop off a toy, toys, request apickup or donate money. You can evenrequest a pick-up from Rene Va