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

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  • The Premier Shop Local Community Magazine Directly Mailed To 20,000 Homes In Odessa, Lutz & Land O Lakes Areas

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    H4 Benefit for Homeless High School Students.........3

    Calendar & News Briefs......4-5Weddings at Crescent Oaks &

    Wentworth Golf Clubs.....6-7Homebound Heroes...........8-9Rizzotto Tax Advisory....10-113D Solar.........................14-15The Vulnerable......................18Pasco Music Festival & Classic

    Car Show.....................20-21Taso Italiano..................24-25

    Vol. 7, Issue 1, January 2016

    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

    Keystone, Echo Lake, Farmington Village, Fern Glenn, Grey Hawk at Lake Polo, Heritage Harbor, Ivy Lake Estates, Keystone Groves, Keystone Manors, Keystone Reserve, Keystone Shores, Lake Charles, Lake Church, Lake Parker Estates, Lakeside Grove Estates, NorthlakeVillage, Northbridge at Lake Pretty, Northton Groves, Oakstead, Orange Blossom Creek, Reflections, Steeple Chase, Stillwater, Stonegate,

    Suncoast Crossings, Suncoast Meadows, Swan Cove, Van Dyke Estates, Van Dyke Farms, Villa Rosa, Wyndham Lakes

    Your neighborhood. Your magazine.

    By Julie Kanehl

    Massage is a universal languagethat has been spoken for centuriesin every region of the globe, and it hasmany benefits including the ability toreduce anxiety, relieve pain, reduceblood pressure, and aid in relaxation.For many people, massage is a raretreat that they look forward to at thespa or as an experience during theirvacation. Others use massage on aregular basis to help with chronic pain,reduce inflammation or to help healafter an injury. Whatever your reasonfor wanting a massage, Barkdoll Mas-sage Therapy makes it easy, affordableand best of all, Barkdoll comes to you.

    Barkdoll Massage Therapy, anentirely mobile-based massage busi-

    ness based in the Trinity area, isowned and operated by LicensedMassage Therapist Karla Barkdoll,who has been a professional in themassage industry since 2001. ServingTrinity and the surrounding commu-nities, Barkdoll Massage Therapy iscompletely different in that it takesall of the stress out of your massageexperience by bringing it straight toyou. No traffic, no stress, just purerelaxation where you feel the mostcomfortable!

    Originally from a small town incentral Pennsylvania, Karla movedto Baltimore where she trained atthe Baltimore School of Massage.Licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia

    Barkdoll Massage Therapy Brings TherapeuticMassage Services to You at Home

    Licensed Massage Therapist Karla BarkdollSee Barkdoll Massage on page 26.

    By Julie Kanehl

    Theres a new school in our areathat has been built on a dream and aprayer, aimed at providing the bestpossible education for your children,staffed with teachers who are passion-ate about their profession, and com-mitted to sharing a love of Godthrough education.

    Christian Crossings Academy(CCA) is a dream come true for onelocal family, whose commitment toGod and to finding the best possibleeducation for their children, lead them

    to open up, not just one school, buttwo! Before opening these incredibleschools, Salim Karnaby served as aNew York City Police Detective and aScience Middle School Teacher. Heholds a Masters Degree in Profes-sional Studies. His lovely wife, Andrea,had a career in visual merchandising,and holds a degree in Education aswell. With four children of their own,Andrea and Salim created the kind ofschool that they wanted their ownchildren to attend, and in doing so,

    Christian Crossings Academy and Discovery Point Suncoast CrossingsExcellent Choices for Your Childs Education!

    See Academy on page 22.

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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

    Paul Gigantes Milestone 50th & H4 Benefitat Skippers Smokehouse on Jan. 24, 3-7 PMHelping Our Homeless High School Students Achieve Higher EducationNeighborhood News & Lifestyles re-

    ceived word about an upcomingfundraiser aimed at helping homelesshigh school students and we want tohelp publicize the H4 Benefit, a funevent for a great cause!

    As a professional school photog-rapher since 1991 and DJ since 1982in Tampa Bay, Paul Gigante has seenthe need to help less fortunate highschool seniors, as they transition thecrucial time after graduation to thestart of their college careers. His goalis to raise $50K at his benefit to helpas many as possible from the Class of2016 in Pasco and HillsboroughCounties.

    The H4 Benefit will be held atSkippers Smokehouse (910 SkipperRd, Tampa) on Sunday, January 24,2016 from 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Entertain-ment will include the USF Hot PepBand, The Butch Ryan Band, localDJs and others. The cover charge is abirthday card for Paul with a donation

    payable to theH4 Benefit.

    As amiddle schoolprincipal, Ihave had thegood fortuneto work withPaul Giganteas my officialschool pho-tographer formany years. Paul is someone you cancount on and I support hisefforts!_Shae Davis, Raymond B.Stewart Middle School Principal

    Paul, what a unique and greatidea! To celebrate your milestonebirthday with friends and family andeveryone else who shares the gift ofhelping kids who need a break! Countme in!_Max Ramos, Former HSPrincipal and District Administrator

    Corporate/local business partner-ships/personal and family sponsor-

    ships are now available. At the bene-fit, there will be silent auctions, sportsmemorabilia, gift baskets, a 50/50raffle, cornhole tournament, photobooth and other fundraising opportu-nities. Even if you are unable to at-tend this fun and rewarding event,please consider donating to the H4Benefit.

    For sponsorship opportunites,questions or if you can/want to help,contact Paul Gigante @ paul@gigan-teproductions.com or 813-340-4080.

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    Community Calendar & News BriefsOdessa, Lutz, Land O Lakes Area

    Equestrian Inc. Horse RescueBenefit Held at Tampa BaySporting Clays in Land O Lakes

    Jan. 15, 2 PMPlease come andsupport our local Equine rescueleague at this fun benefit at TampaBay Sporting Clays, located at 10514Erhen Cutoff in Land O Lakes.Registration is at 2 PM; shoot beginsat 3 PM with BBQ dinner and drinksafter. There will be giveaways andraffles including a gun raffle oneDeck of Cards only. All proceedsfrom the shoot will be donated toEquestrian Inc. Horse Rescue, a 501C (3) organization located in Tampathat has been supporting the rehabil-itation/rescue effort of Florida Thor-oughbreds for the past few years.Entry fee is $150 per person, whichincludes: Cart/ Ammo/ Clays/Dinner/ Beverages. EquestrianHorse Rescue wishes to thank TampaBay Sporting Clays and the beveragesponsor, Ciminelli Real Estate.

    Annual Garage Sale at SevenSprings Golf & Country Club

    Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 AM2PMDont miss this huge sale heldat Seven Springs Golf and CountryClub, located at 3535 Trophy Blvd.in New Port Richey. Sponsored bySeven Springs Ladies Golf Associa-tion.

    The Fabulous Diamonds Performing at Heritage SpringsSubmitted by Beverly Harris

    Tues., Feb. 23, 7:30 PMMarkyour calendars now for you will notwant to miss this fantastic perform-ance by The Diamonds. This con-cer