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                                                                       East Lake Woodlands
       Volume 8
        Issue #9

www.eastlakewoodlands.com                                          Official Publication For East Lake Woodlands

Italian Biking and Hiking Adventure
                    by Elaine Schirmer, East Lake Woodlands Resident
                 My friend Laura and I, both avid cyclists and mini       was started by Vicenzo Palladio (1552-1616) and completed after
                 triathletes, decided last year,
                 to bicycle in Italy from
                                                                                                his death.
                                                                                                   Many times we rode along very well main-             INSIDE:
                 Bolzano in the northern                                                        tained bike paths, which ran alongside the River
                 German/Italian part of Italy                                                   Adige. In the city of Padua, which claims to be     Pets of the
down to Venice, 220 miles in total. After an                                                    the oldest city in northern Italy we visited The    Month.............................2
over night flight to Marco Polo airport Venice,                                                 Scrovegni Chapel. It houses a remarkable cycle      Community
I collected my luggage and caught a taxi to                                                     of frescoes completed in 1305 by Giotto. It was
                                                                                                commissioned by a wealthy banker, who was           Patrol..............................3
the train station in Mestre. I bought my euro
rail pass in the states. It was an open ticket                                                  hoping to pay for his recently deceased father’s    President’s Message ...4
that could be used any 4 days within the                                                        way into heaven. Only 25 people at a time are       Roads Report...............4
period of a month. Getting my train was very                                                    allowed into the chapel for 15 minutes.
easy, I had several choices, and arrived in                                                         We had a wonderful relaxing ride on the ferry   ...and more articles
Bolzano at 3:30 p.m. Laura arrived on a                                                         across Lake Garda making frequent stops at
different flight via Munich at 5:30 p.m. We
were tired but happy that we had both                                                                                                                All too soon our vacation
arrived safely.                                                                                                                                    was over but we were all left
    The next morning at 8:30 we met our new best friends: our                                                                                      with some wonderful experi-
hybrid bikes. This is a type of mountain bike which Laura and I                                                                                    ences that we will never forget.
were totally unfamiliar with. We are both used to light weight, drop                                                                               Laura went to Cinque Terre
handle bar, road bikes, so this was a bit of a wake up call. These                                                                                 while I met John (my hus-
bikes are heavy, and with a large saddlebag on the back and a                                                                                      band) in Mestre (Venice) and
smaller one on the front, which having been filled with all of our                                                                                 we left for Genoa on the north
“necessary “ stuff was extremely heavy. Undaunted we rolled out of                                                                                 west coast of Italy.
the hotel at 10 a.m. and our adventure began.
   When doing a bike trip one can either, go guided or unguided.
We chose unguided, which meant we had precise cue sheet
directions e.g. at kilometer 8.7 turn right onto Strada del Fontanon.
Unfortunately we had only one notebook of directions and one-
kilometer reader that worked so, we had to continuously stop and                                          Lake Garda
                                        confer. I’ve read on some bike
                                        tours they have GPS, no such
                                        luxuries for us. Despite losing
                                        our way at least once every       beautiful little scenic ports along the way.
        Permit No. 2397

                                        day, we always persevered and        Another highlight of our trip was visiting a vineyard for wine
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                                                                          tasting. We were running a little bit behind schedule because we                                    Manarola
           TAMPA, FL
           PRSRT STD

                                        eventually got back on the right
                                        track.                            had gotten lost as usual. So we went into the vineyard and the

                                            Our luggage was transported owner described her wines to us, and any bottle that we were
                                        by van every day to our next      interested in she put on the counter. So we tasted 3 or 4 different
                                        hotel destination. We rode Judy wines, I bought a bottle of white chardonnay and Laura bought a
                                                                          and Preston
                                        through beautiful Italian scenery bottle each of white chardonnay and a red chardonnay. I never
                                        with vineyards and apple          even knew you could get red chardonnay. So then we think she’s
                                        orchards and past scenic little   going to ask us to pay for the tasting but no! She says if you want
                                        villages. We also had time to     to drink any more from the bottles she’d opened for us, go right
          East Lake Woodlands

                                        visit some of the bigger cities,  ahead. Of course we couldn’t because we still had a lot of miles to
                                        including Verona, with its        ride. But her friendliness was so refreshing, plus the wine was
                                        famous Roman amphitheatre         really good, and only cost 3 euros per bottle.
                                                                             In the group of cyclists that were doing the same route as us, I

                                        and the setting of the story of
                                        Romeo and Juliette. We            would say that we were probably amongst the younger end, (early
                                        shopped at the medieval piazza 40’s). Every day there was always the option of taking the train to
                                        del Erbe, and bought some         the next town, we never once considered this. Despite many
                                        Murano glass bracelets and        mishaps such as my chain falling off on a regular basis, wrong
                                        pendants from some of the         directions, oil on my leg and my tennis shoes, occasionally rude
                                        stalls. In Vicenza we rode down Italians, we arrived, 6 days later, in Venice happy and triumphant.
                                        the long pedestrian main street   We had beautiful sunny weather, with only one day where it was
                                        to the Teatro Olimpico, which     extremely windy and hard to cycle. We ate pasta without feeling
                                                                          any guilt and had ice cream cones, costing only a euro for dessert.
2                                                               East Lake Woodlands Heron - June - 2009
       East Lake Woodlands

Heron                               From the             Editor
                                                     Charlie Barnett left the Board last
                                                                                                               Special Pets In Need
       June - 2009 Vol. 8 #9
                                                     month with the right outlook—“What a
         Publisher                                   Wonderful World.” I’d like to bring that
       Judy Fosbrook                                 message a little closer to home for all
 j.fosbrook@verizon.net                              of us living in Eastlake Woodlands—
                                                     “What a Wonderful Community.” I just
          Editor                                     attended my first meeting of our newly
         Jeff Hunt                  reconstituted Eastlake Woodlands Community
  jlhunt0225@aol.com                Association Board on May 15th and it’s great to
        Designer                    have an intelligent, well-informed group of 9
                                    residents willing to give THEIR time for OUR com-
      Mary Fletcher                 munity. I’ve met dozens of you in almost 14 years
   781-5949 for ad rates            of living in our community and I look forward to
mfletch3@tampabay.rr.com            hearing from many more of you over the next 2
                                    years. This is MY opportunity to make a positive
        Manager                     contribution for US. Thanks for the chance.
    Bernadette Massaro                 Speaking of contributions, our Roads Chairman                                                               Brahms
                                                                                                                                                   Brahms, a 2 year old Domestic Short
bmassaro@mgmt-assoc.com             Norm Gilsdorf is working hard this month on the           Emily                                                Hair has come out of his shell. He is
      1-877-626-2435                next round of road improvements here in ELW.              Emily is a 6 year old that weighed 23                fun to watch because it is so obvious
                                    Controlled Access Chairman Don Edwards offers             pounds upon arrival at the shelter, so we            that he craves love and affection.
                                    some timely reminders as we head into the good            have her on a lower calorie diet. She is a           Brahms acts like he wants to be
                                    old summertime and our President Judy Fosbrook            gentle kitty that gets along with other cats         friendly with other cats. If you are
   Total Circulation
                                    has a “fatherly” message that is also red, white and and looks to you to come love her. She will               interested in having him join a
           4,400                                                                              adapt to any loving home after a short
                                    blue. Also, our Vice-President Suzanne Papa reports adjustment period.
                                                                                                                                                   multi-cat household, please ask one
Mailed to all homes in East                                                                                                                        of the shelter workers how he is doing.
                                    on the May 18th meeting of the Council of North
  Lake Woodlands and                County Neighborhoods.                                                                                                               A07400193
     available online.                 I’d like to use a little of my space this month to
www.eastlakewoodlands.com           appeal to all presidents of the community associa-                                                                                            Miller
                                    tions within Eastlake Woodlands. Our annual                                                                                                    Miller
                                                                                                                          Ruby                                                     is a
 The Heron assumes no               ELWCA budget meeting will be taking place in                                          Ruby got her name                                        hand-
 responsibility for the advertis-   October and we would like to have your involve-                                       from her brilliant lush                                  some
 ing contents of its publication.   ment. Now is the time to contact your new board                                       red coat. She is a                                       Retreiver
 No endorsement of any              member and Treasurer Robert Wolf and communi-                                         Shepherd Mix that is                                     Lab and
 product or service is made by      cate your association’s visions and concerns for our                                  about 11 years old.                                      Great
 the Heron and none should be       community. Shoot him an e-mail at                                                     Ruby is a relatively                                     Dane
 inferred. We reserve the right                                                                                           calm and relaxed dog                                     Mix. He
 to reject any advertisement        rwolf41@verizon.net with your ideas.                                                  that would prefer to be                                  is 6yrs.
 that we believe would not             While I’m hoping that the start of Hurricane                                       the only pet in her new                                  old and
 benefit the residents of East      season on June 1st does not bring a hurricane                                         home along with older                                    weighs
 Lake Woodlands. We do not          anywhere near us we can definitely use the precipi-                                   children.                                                127 lbs.
 knowingly accept objection-        tation that our rainy season will start to bring.                                     Ruby is housetrained, He is a bit shy and reserved at first,
 able or fraudulent advertising.    Please take the time now to make sure your hurri-                                     spayed, has all her     but once he warms up to you, there is
                                    cane preparations are 100%. Also, please continue                                     shots and is looking    no holding him back. He will shower
                                                                                                                          for a forever home!     you with big loving, slobbery kisses,
                                    to follow the watering restrictions for your address
                                                                                                                                                  preferably while sitting in your lap!
                                    until the current drought is over.
                                       I’d like to share a couple of things with you that I                         Open: Monday, Tuesday. Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10-4, Friday 10-7
                                    learned at my first ELWCA board meeting. Number 1
                                                                                                                            3040 State Road 590 • Clearwater 797-7722
                                    is that this publication pays for itself through                                        CLOSED WEDNESDAYS                www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org
                                    advertising revenue. While it’s not the St Petersburg
                                    Times or The Tampa Tribune, it is our paper and I think we all
                                    owe a nice big tip-of-the-hat to all advertisers and our resident
                                    designer Mary Fletcher. THANK YOU!!! Number 2 is that your
                                                                                                             ELW Resident & Realtor                          Sherry’s
                                    ELWCA board does not have the authority to pass special
                                    assessments on the communities that make up Eastlake
                                    Woodlands. This is important because it requires the Board to
                                    have a long range plan for our community’s capital expendi-
                                    tures and to budget strategically every year to maintain an
                                    adequate level of reserves.
                                       Finally, in our current economic climate everyone is watch-
                                    ing their money much more closely. I’d like to challenge every
                                    ELW resident to watch their time more closely. Now is the time
                                    to take the time to spend some time getting involved in your                                                           Pet and Home Sitting
                                    community. (I consulted Yogi Berra on that one!) And that time                                                         Sherry Rendon, Owner
                                    spent now will only make our community more valuable over                                                                 Bonded and Insured
                                    time. Please think about giving your community some of your                                                                    ELW References
                                    time soon.                                                                                                             I will sit dogs at my house or
                                                                                                                                                           the dog’s house and will stay
                                    He who knows best - Knows how little he knows.                                                                         overnight if that is needed.
                                    ---Thomas Jefferson                                                                                                    I am available 365 days.
                                    Happy Father’s Day,
                                                                                                                                                             cell: 727-643-5059
                                    –Jeff                                                                                                                    Serving Oldsmar and
         ELW Resident                                                                                                                                        surrounding communities
                                                                  East Lake Woodlands Heron - June - 2009                                                                                                3

Community Patrol                                                                   Looking Good
                                                                                   by Nancy Gromatzky, Owner Backstage Hair Designers
                      There were several incidents of vandalism
                      involving youth last reporting period. Entrance                                 Summer...What a wonderful time of the year. We associate it with so many great
                      signs in Cross Creek and Cross Point were                                       experiences. There's graduations; there's weddings. The kids are out of school and
                      damaged. Turtle Creek 1,2,3 &4 were also                                        we get to finally leave for that long anticipated vacation. We work on our suntan
                      subject to acts of vandalism. ELW Community                                     and buy that new bathing suit, in neon yellow of course. There's the barbecue and
                      Patrol and Sheriff's Department are investigat-                                 laying out at the beach or pool. It's great until...We look at our hair and wonder
                      ing these incidents. Youth were caught in the                                   what happened...The color has totally faded. It's dry and brittle. We look at our skin
                      act of starting a fire on golf course golf path.                                and think, "Is that another new wrinkle?" What went wrong? We were having such
                      They were apprehended and corrective action                                     a great time.
                      taken by Sheriff's Deputies. People continue to                                 Well, that doesn't need to happen...And I promise, it will just take a little prepara-
                      come into ELW looking for work. Majority are                 tion and foresight.
lawn, pool and tree trimming services. A call to 785-7384 and                         The first thing you need to do is to talk to your stylist about the correct shampoo and conditioner for
ELW Community Patrol will come and escort the solicitors out of                    your hair and your current "fun" life style. Check and see if your products have a SPF rating as well
the community. There were 3 car burglaries reported. In all cases,                 UVA/UVB protection. After all, Florida isn't called the "Sunshine" state for no reason. There are several
the cars were unlocked.                                                            hair products that are made with the protection you need. These include ones that are particularly
  Summer vacation time is here and the Sheriff's Department                        designed to maintain your new designer hair color. You loved those wonderful layers of color when
sends reminders of home security while you are out of town.                        you left the salon. So buy what you need to keep them. If you plan to spend several days in a row at
     -Have some lights inside your home on a timer to give                         the beach, there is a product line out that has several products available with really intense UVA
      appearance of someone being home.                                            protection. And may I make a suggestion? When you go to the beach, it never hurts to put a little of
    - Ask a neighbor to watch your home.                                           your suntan lotion in your hair. This will help protect your hair and give you a kind of hot oil treatment
    - Stop mail or ask a neighbor to get it from the mail box.                     at the same time. And if you can, put you hair in a ponytail or braid. This allows less exposure for the
    - Stop newspaper delivery.                                                     sun to penetrate.
    - Ask ELW Community Patrol to include your home on                                Now the swimming pool creates a whole new set of additional problems. There are the added
      their list of homes for security checks.                                     consequences of "chlorine". Chlorine does build up in the hair. It will make the hair dry and brittle. You
    Summer time rains are here (thank goodness) so a few remind-                   must use a clarifying shampoo to remove it. Your regular shampoo will not do it. You can also wet
ers about driving in the rain. Roads become very slippery just after               your hair down with regular water "before" you dive in. This will help to keep the chlorine penetration
a rain begins. Slow down and plan for at least 2 times the normal                  down. If you can't wash your hair down immediately after the swim, you can pore a little stale beer
stopping distance. In a heavy rain, your tires can hydroplane.                     through it. This is an old method to rid the hair of some of the chlorine. It's not the best, by any
Another good reason to slow down when driving in rain. Maintain                    means, but it will help.
correct air pressure and insure your tires have good tread depth.                     Our next major concern is our skin. We want to look radiant and bronzed particularly in the sum-
The law states you must turn on your headlights during any rain.                   mer. But we don't need the damage the sun can do to us as we try to achieve this. If you're out in the
Parking lights do not meet requirements of this law. A good rule of                sun, keep applying your sun block. not just once but several times. You want your skin to look
thumb is when wind shield wipers are on headlights should be on.                   beautiful, not only today, but your entire lifetime. At our salon, we have a wonderful make-up that will
  The Sheriff's Department and ELW Community Patrol are avail-                     not only protect your skin from the sunrays, but it is also water resistant. So, you won't perspire it off
able to assist residents at any time. Call 911 if the situation is an              and it even stays on as you swim. It also includes "skin care" right in the make-up, so it's actually
emergency. Call the Sheriff at 582-6200 for non-emergencies. ELW                   benefiting your skin as you wear it.
Community Patrol can be reached at 785-7384.                                          So as you can see, with a little forethought, you can enjoy the summer activities and still take care
–Don Edwards                                                                       of your skin and hair. And if you'll apply some of these suggestions...I know you'll be "Looking Good"
                                                                                   not only this summer, but for many fun, sun filled summers to come. So enjoy.

Baseball Has Gone To The Dogs!                                                     ers and Hammerheads. Be sure to come early enough to enjoy the vendors and to sign up for the
The Humane Society of Pinellas, Inc. is ready for their next Bark at               cutest pet contest. There will be a Ruffable Raffle offering great gift baskets, event T-Shirts for sale and
The Ball Park on Friday, June 12. This event is held at Bright                     those ADORABLE ADOPTABLE PETS! Bright House Field will have their usual amenities available:
House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road in Clearwater. The gates                        Frenchy’s Tiki Bar and Home Run Concessions. The end of the game offers you a chance of a lifetime
will open at 6 pm for a 7 pm game between the Clearwater Thresh-                   as you are invited to Run The Bases with you dog!

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President’s Message                                                                                        Protect Your Pets From Bugs
                                                                                                           by Dr. Robert Marrazzo, Cat Hospital of Palm Harbor

                             t the annual meeting of the East Lake Woodlands Community Association                                  Spring is here--and so are the bugs! Parasite
                            held last month, two new members were welcomed to the board. They are                                   prevention is important all year round for
                            Jeff Hunt and Rob Wolf. We look forward to their active participation. You                              pets, and even more so when the warmer
                     will be reading a lot by Jeff Hunt each month as he has become the editor of the                               weather arrives. Now is the time for us to
                     Heron.                                                                                                         make sure we're doing all we should to
                        Now that the month of June is upon us, we would like to extend our congratu-                                protect pets from these 'bugs'.
                     lations to all the students living in ELW who are graduating. Needless to say, it                                Fleas can transmit some pretty nasty
                     will be an exciting and challenging period for all of you. There is also another                               diseases to your pet, such as tapeworm and
                     very important holiday in June (actually two of them). June 14th is Flag Day.                                  cat scratch fever (Bartonellosis). For many
Many of us fly the American flag every day. If you do not, at least on that special day, buy a small                                pets, the itch is merely annoying. For others,
one and place it in your home or yard. It symbolizes everything that our forefathers fought for, and our   just one bite can cause an allergic reaction and ongoing skin
current servicemen and women are fighting for.                                                             problems.
  The other June holiday is June 21st which is Father’s Day. On that day, the necktie industry makes          Ticks carry Lyme disease, as well as lesser known but serious
a big profit. This year, think of something else for Dad. After all, where would we be without our         diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, and
Dads?                                                                                                      Anaplasmosis. Many of these diseases can affect people as well
Happy June rainstorms—                                                                                     as pets. That's why it's doubly important to protect your pet.
                                                                                                              Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats through the bite of
–Judy Fosbrook                                                                                             an infected mosquito. These parasites can live in your pet's lungs,
                                                                                                           blood vessels, and heart. Heartworm infection can be fatal in both
                                                                                                           dogs and cats, and since mosquitoes can survive quite well
Roads Report                cgmartini2@aol.com                                                             indoors, even completely indoor pets can be at risk.
                   We have finalized plans to treat a portion of the roads that will receive the Asphalt      Intestinal parasites, such as roundworm, hookworm, and
                   Rejuvenation treatment. The areas to be done are East Lake Woodlands Parkway            whipworm, can infect both dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens are
                   from Woodlands Boulevard (near Turtle Creek) until just past Greenhaven III. We         particularly susceptible, and some species can infect humans as
                   will also be adding a small section of Woodlands Drive from Sunflower to the pump       well. These parasites can cause vomiting, gastric upset, and
                   house. On Woodlands Boulevard, we will start at the North Command entrance              diarrhea in infected pets.
                   (East Lake Road) until ELW Parkway and then pick it up again at Cross Pointe until         The good news is that all these internal and external parasites
                   it runs into ELW Parkway near Hunter’s Crossing. Woodlands Parkway from the Sun         are easily preventable. The most effective parasite protection
                   Bank entrance to the club will also be treated. Tampa Pavement Construction has         program is one designed around your pet's individual lifestyle and
                   agreed to replace a potion of the asphalt on Woodlands Boulevard. that has failed       risk factors. Call us today 785-2287, to schedule a consultation.
and is under warranty. The pavement on Woodlands Drive from Woodlands Parkway to ELW Park-
way will be bid out next year. This section will require milling and paving. Roadwork will start after     treasures. They will also get "hands on" experience of cleaning,
school is over to eliminate any traffic congestion with school busses.                                     restoring, and photographing their artifacts, researching and
  Please remember to watch for limited access during this work and to avoid driving on areas while         cataloging them in their own computer program, and preparing
they are being treated.                                                                                    them for exhibits. On the last day, campers will take a field trip to
  Also, remember to cut all plants and trees hanging over the sidewalks to eight feet and twelve           Weedon Island Preserve to see what exciting items archaeologists
feet above the street to allow pedestrians and high profile vehicles such as delivery trucks and fire      have found there.
engines to drive the roads without danger. Homeowner associations are responsible for "stop bars"             Since History Camp was such a big hit last year, this summer
where their road intersects with the community roads.                                                      the museum is offering 2 camp sessions. The first session is July
–Norm Gilsdorf                                                                                             7 to July 10; the second session is August 4 to Aug. 7. Camp
                                                                                                           each day is from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Cost of the camp is $75
                                                                                                           for kids who are already Pioneer Club members and $100 for non-
Dig This Summer Camp!                                                                                      members (camp tuition does include a 1 year membership to the
                                                                                                           Pioneer Club). There are a few camp scholarships available for
  Now is the time to start making plans for summer fun! It would be a shame to be in charge of a sad       families that need assistance with tuition. Both sessions of camp
group of 9 – 12 year olds with "nothing" to do, when you could send them to History Camp at the            are beginning to fill up already, so please call the museum right
Dunedin Historical Museum! This popular program is a great 4 day camp where kids have permis-              away if you have a budding archaeologist who would like to
sion to get dirty and sift through the earth on their own archaeological dig site to look for artifact     attend.
                                                                                                              To register, contact the Museum at
                                                                                                           736-1176. Dunedin Historical Museum
                                                                                                           is on Main Street at the Trail in downtown

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Mold: Cause for Concern, Not Panic                                                                                          EAST LAKE WOODLANDS
By Randy Arthur President Arthur Air Conditioning
                                                                                                                           Community Patrol Report LAST YEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   April 9 to
                                Florida homeowners grow more and more concerned about mold every                   Community Patrol# 785-7384                                                                                                      May 14,
                             year. That’s not because there is more mold around – mold is and always                                                                                                                                                2008
                             has been everywhere on earth – it’s because we know more about the                                      April 7 - May 13, 2009
                             danger from mold to human health, and because as energy efficiency
                             makes our homes more air tight, mold spores may have more chances to                       Medical Emergency calls            12                                                                                              14
                             grow.                                                                                      Fire Emergency calls                 0                                                                                              2
                                Mold spores are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Instead, you’ll
                             be aware you have a mold problem in two ways: you will see black or                        Complaint Calls                    36                                                                                              45
                             sometimes white dusty specks visible on wallboard, bathroom tiles,                         (noise, speeders, solicitors,
                             wallpaper, plumbing, and other places in your home, especially where                       domestic disputes, trespass,
                             water passes. Or, if your mold problem is severe, you will smell a musty
odor near these specks. People especially prone to asthma or allergies will react with coughing,                        fireworks, motorcycles,
sneezing, runny eyes and skin rashes.                                                                                   suspicious person/cars)
   Mold removal of any size greater than nine square feet (three feet by three feet square) is best left to
                                                                                                                        Parking Violations                 250                                                                                           246
professionals, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Even a small section of your
home that is moldy should not be cleaned by a homeowner unless you are wearing a protective mask                        Alarm calls/911 hang up               3                                                                                            2
(an N-95 respirator is what the government recommends, available at a hardware store), elbow-                           Irrigation calls                     5                                                                                             2
length gloves and protective eye wear. It’s not necessary to use bleach; detergent mixed with water
will kill mold spores.                                                                                                  Vacant House checks                 15                                                                                              10
   The key, obviously, is to prevent mold in the first place or once you have gotten rid of it, to keep it              Motor Vehicle/ Pedestrian Accidents 2                                                                                                    4
from coming back. Humidity control in your home is essential. Fix obvious plumbing leaks immedi-                        Misdemeanor Crimes reported         12                                                                                                   6
ately. Use the bathroom fan every time you shower. If humidity outside is low (less than 50%), open
windows when running the dishwasher. But we are in the season in Florida when outdoor humidity is                       (vandalism to mailboxes, gates,
rarely that low, so a well-tuned air conditioning system must be counted on to keep humidity below                      grass damage, stolen bikes,
60%. If you change your thermostat settings frequently, the unit may not run long enough to remove
sufficient moisture from the air. It’s not enough for you to feel comfortable; the mold spores have to be
deprived of the water in the atmosphere they require to live.                                                           Felony Crimes Reported               3                                                                                              5
   When any professional does a thorough preventive maintenance check of your air conditioning                          Grand/petit thefts                   3                                                                                              6
system, he will check for mold in the air handler (inside your home). You should also ask for a check
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CNCN Town Hall Meeting                                                                           International Golf Team Winners
by Susanne Papa, Community Relations Chair
                                                                                                  Denise               Lori
                     I attended the Council of    wooded area with parks and preserves or do                                         On April 27, in Cancun,
                     North County Neighborhoods   we want to invite industries to build in our                                       Mexico, Denise Esparza
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                     with the Pinellas County     providing more recreational fields? We need                                        were members of the
                     Board of County Commis-      to define how we want to be known. By                                              winning team in the
                     sioners (BCC) at Crescent    defining how we want to be known, will help
                     Oaks Country Club on May     the county with land use issues and regula-                                        Second Annual Cancun
                     18th to see what I could     tions.                                                                             Invitational Golf
                     learn to help out our com-      At the end of the meeting I introduced      Tournament. The Tournament was at the Moon Palace Golf
munity. Many items were touched on during         myself to Don Ewing, President of CNCN and
the meeting ranging from budget issues to the     Susan Latvala, our representative on the BCC   Course in Cancun. The Team posted a winning score of 74.
expansion of ELYSA ball fields and widening of    and let them know that I would be in contact   Both women are members of the East Lake Woodlands
Keystone/Tarpon roads. East Lake Woodlands        with them on issues concerning the residents   Country Club. Denise resides in Muirfield and Lori in Cross
was mentioned several times in discussions        of East Lake Woodlands.                        Creek.
about annexation and coyote problems.                                                            Congratulations Ladies!
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Collectible Bits & Pieces                                                                                                                                        Sensitive Teeth
By Paul J. H. Leaser, ELW Resident                                                                                                                               by Dr Ramon F Ortiz, DMD, MS,
                 American Historical                                                                                                                                              Cracked teeth,
                                                                                                                                                                                lost teeth and
                 Events: For the People                                                                                                                                         decaying teeth are
                                                                                                                                                                                among the com-
                  The Gettysburg Address                                                                                                                                        plaints a patient
                                                                                                                                                                                may present to his
                   A printed invitation notified President Lincoln that
                                                                                                                                                                                or her dentist for
                  on Thursday, November 19, 1863, exercises would
                                                                                                                                                                 treatment. Each of those oral
be held for the dedication of a National Soldiers’ Cemetery at                                                                                                   health troubles comes with a
Gettysburg. Nineteen states were sharing the cost.                                                                                                               list of options the dentist may
   By order of Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania, 17 acres had been              but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather,
                                                                               to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought                 use to fix it; for example,
purchased on Cemetery Hill. The duties of the orator of the day had                                                                                              implants, fillings, bondings or
fallen to Edward Everett, a golden-voiced orator and professional              here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here
                                                                               dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these                   CAD/CAM restorations. Although
politician.                                                                                                                                                      the most common patient
   Lincoln sent word that he would attend the ceremonies. The                  honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they
                                                                               gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that          complaint is sensitive teeth, no
commisioners then considered that the President should be asked                                                                                                  one desensitizing agent is ideal
to deliver an address: an “after thought”.                                     these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God,
                                                                               shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people,             to manage this uncomfortable
   The procession to Cemetery Hill was lined with thousands of                                                                                                   condition.
people, bands played, decorations adorned the entire route, and                by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
                                                                                                                                                                    Dentin hypersensitivity is
Mr. Lincoln, in a high silk hat and white gloves, rode a huge,                                                                                                   caused by both the loss of tooth
beautiful horse. The trek lasted but 15 minutes, but the ceremonies            Note: I was fortunate to hear of this procession
                                                                               from my Great Grandmother, who was 10 years old                                   enamel covering the dentin and
were delayed because Mr. Everett had not yet arrived.                                                                                                            exposure of the root surface,
   Upon Everett’s arrival, the Reverend Thomas H. Stockton, United             at the time and in the path as Lincoln rode to
                                                                               Cemetery Hill                                                                     which may expose the nerve
States House Chaplain, offered a prayer, and the orator of the day                                                                                               endings inside the teeth or gum
addressed President Lincoln and delivered a golden, three hour                 –Paul Leaser
                                                                                                                                                                 tissue. Common actions such
dissertation on everything from European History to an entire                                                                                                    as brushing too hard, using an
chronology of the Civil conflict to date. Lincoln reviewed his notes,
put them back in his pocket, rose and delivered his address in
                                                                               LRMA and the Palm Harbor                                                          abrasive toothpaste, drinking
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scarcely two minutes...                                                                                                                                          grinding of the teeth all can
   Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this                                                                                              contribute to a loss or flaking of
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the             The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will partner with the Palm Harbor                 enamel, which produces many
proposition that all men are created equal.                                    Library to offer a Summer Art & Story Hour designed for young                     uncomfortable effects on a
   Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation        children and their families. The program will be held on the second               person’s oral health.
or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are           Thursday of the month, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in                     Depending on its intensity, the
met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a             the Interactive Gallery at the museum. The program is free for                    increased sensitivity can affect
portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave         children and included with museum admission for adults.                           eating, drinking, breathing, and
their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper     Summer Art & Story Hour includes an art-related storybook                       causes an increase in the
that we should do this.                                                        reading led by Palm Harbor Library Assistant Director and Coordi-                 probability that the patient will
   But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we          nator of Member Services, Lois Eannel, and a hands-on activity led                develop cavities.
cannot hallow this ground.The brave men living and dead, who                   by LRMA education staff and docents.                                                 Thankfully, treatment for this
struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or                                                                                           dental condition begins with a
detract.The world will little note nor long remember what we say here,                                                                                           simple conversation with a
                                                                                                                                                                 dentist. Dentists have a variety

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                                                                                                                                                                 hypersensitivity, including both
                                                                                                                                                                 in-office treatments and patient-

                                                                                         & Kitchens                                                              applied products for home use.
                                                                                                                                                                    A dentist may prescribe a
                                                                                                                                                                 fluoride gel or over-the-counter
                                                                                                                                                                 desensitizing toothpaste,
                                                                                                                                                                 “Sealants and other protective
                                                                                                                                                                 coatings and even fillings may
                                                                                                                                                                 help, which block transmission
                                                                                                                                                                 of sensation from the outside of
                                                                                                                                                                 the tooth to the nerve,
                                                                                                                                                                    However, all patients are
                                                                                                                                                                 different and what works for one
                                                                                                                                                                 may not work for another.
                                                                                                                                                                 Describing what a patient is
                                                                                                                                                                 feeling and when the sensitivity
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Wait until you hear from all of your schools. If haven’t but can,
visit the schools when you can meet other accepted students and
professors, and checkout the dorm life on campus. Compare
your award packages and evaluate the complete opportunity –
select the one where you feel you will thrive. Make an informed
decision and take the time you have been given to accept.
FAFSA – Be sure to file as soon as possible after January 1st of
your senior year. Don’t worry if you or your parents have not filed
your tax returns – provide the best estimate of the financial data
requested. Once you file your returns you will be able to update
the data on the FAFSA. A word of caution, don’t miss a large
financial input and then add it later.
PROFILE – If you are applying to a "Profile" school you must file
the FAFSA and the Profile. Be sure you know the deadlines for the
Profile Schools to which you have applied for financial aid.
TAX RETURNS – Profile schools will most likely contact you and
ask that you submit your filed tax returns. Be sure to submit the
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AWARD ACCEPTANCE – Once you have carefully considered all
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Energy Efficient Windows! A Must                                         Because there are numerous shade options available on the market today, here are three questions
                                                                         you should answer before making your specific product selection: Do you need special insulation
for Today’s Energy Conscious                                             protection? Which direction does most of your windows face – sun or shade? What treatment/product
Homeowner!                                                               will work best with the rest of your room’s design direction?
by Sally Giar, Decorating Den                                              Most importantly, talk to a professional decorator! They not only have a vast store of knowledge on
               Sit by a bare window on a sunny day, and you’ll feel      which product would work best for your individual situation, but they’ll be able to add that all impor-
               the sun’s warmth. Sit by that same window on a            tant decorative element to your overall window treatment design.
               cold, windy night, and you’ll feel chilled to the bone!
               With today’s economic concerns, smart homeowners
               are continually searching for ways to cut expenses
               and save on their monthly energy bills.
                                                                         LeepaRatner Museum Events
                  Naturally, the best place to start is to be sure our   ARTISTS' ROUNDTABLE            Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m., (Museum Auditorium)
homes are well insulated. But all too often, while overall home                                         Artists represented in the FLAG exhibition will participate in a roundtable
insulation is a priority, windows seems to be neglected. No matter                                      discussion in the auditorium. Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Kevin Grass,
what your climate, bare windows are a primary spot for energy                                           Melissa Miller Nece, Rebecca Skelton and Kas Turner will address the
escape. In cold climates, heat naturally moves toward the cold to                                       challenges of working artists, the collegiality and professional recogni-
escape. And in warmer areas, outdoor heat moves toward the                                              tion FLAG provides to artists, the state of the arts in Florida, as well as
windows of our air conditioned homes.                                                                   answer questions from the audience. This program is free and comple-
   Since windows make up 20% of a typical homes exterior, and
40% of contemporary home construction, numerous large uncov-             mentary docent tours are offered at 1 and 2 p.m. For further information contact Education Coordina-
ered windows can break your energy budget. This is especially            tor, Patti Buster at buster.patti@spcollege.edu or (727) 712-5226.
true when these windows face a cold northern exposure in the
winter or a sun-saturated west wall in summer.                           FLAG ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
   It’s important to know that many window treatment products            Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
have actually been assigned an R-Value. Building materials are           Melissa Miller Nece, FLAG Area IV member and Signature Member of the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society
assigned R-Values according to each product’s ability to resist          of America), will demonstrate techniques used to create pencil artworks. A complementary docent tour
heat movement. The higher the R-Value, the better it insulates           will be offered at 2 p.m. in the Museum Lobby.
your home. Most windows have an R-value of 0.9 to 3.0, and                 Nece is a frequent prizewinner in state, national and international shows, and her work has been
can be responsible for 40 – 70% of heat or cold transfer for an          published in national magazines and in Creative Colored Pencil Portraits by Vera Curnow, as well as
entire home.                                                             in other books about colored pencil and portraiture.
   Using multiple layers at your windows, including cellular                                                 This event is free for members and included with admission for
constructed treatments, can actually increase an R-value by 1 to                                           non-members. For further information contact Education Coordinator,
nearly 5 points!                                                                                           Patti Buster at buster.patti@spcollege.edu or (727) 712-5226.
   So let’s look at a variety of window treatment options to help you
create a cozy room, and cut energy costs at the same time. What
could be more perfect!
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The Rule Of 72                                                                       Questions that Can Help You Gain Insight on a
Donna A. Sheehy, CFP® Financial Advisor Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.       Prospective Home
                                                                                     By Edie Becker Prudential Tropical Realty
"How long will it take my investment to double?" This is a common
question many may have concerning their investments and think a calcula-
                                                                                                        Unlike an automobile, you can’t test drive a home before you purchase it.
                      tor is needed to provide an answer. But a calculator
                                                                                                        You have to base your decision on other factors such as layout, condition
                      may not be needed, at all. The tool to use is called the
                                                                                                        and much more. And, of course, the seller is obligated to disclose the
                      Rule of 72 and, best of all; it is simple and free. This is
                                                                                                        property’s condition that may alert you to issues such as previous mold,
                       how it works. If an individual has an investment they
                                                                                                        defective water heater or leaky roof. Yet, that still doesn’t always paint the
                       think will grow at an assumed rate of return per year,
                                                                                                        entire picture. Here are some questions you should consider asking to
                       then simply dividing that rate of return into 72 will
                                                                                                        gain additional insight about the prospective home before you make a
                       provide a rough estimate of the number of years it will
                                                                                                        final decision.
                        take for the investment to double in size.
                                                                                                        1. Why is the seller selling the house?
                          For example, let’s assume an investment is assumed
                                                                                     This question may help you evaluate the "real value" of the property. Is there something
to grow at an average rate of return of six percent each year. Simply divide
                                                                                     about the house the seller does not like? If so, you may be able to adjust the purchase offer
six into 72 will give a rough estimate that it will take 12 years for this
investment to double (72 : 6 = 12). This formula assumes a fixed annual
                                                                                     2. How much did the seller pay for the home?
rate of return and the reinvestment of all earnings. Keep in mind that very
                                                                                     It is important to remember that the purchase price is influenced by several factors, like the
few investments offer a guaranteed rate of return and that an investment’s
                                                                                     current market value and any improvements the seller may have made to the home. In
past performance does not guarantee future performance.
                                                                                     some instances, the answer to this question may help you negotiate a better deal. However,
   The rule of 72 may also be used to show the negative power of inflation.
                                                                                     the original purchase price might not have anything to do with the current value of the
This may be an especially handy tool to those individuals in their
retirement’s years and, also, for those approaching the retirement decision.
                                                                                     3. What does the seller like most and least about the property?
Using this tool, an individual can estimate the number of years it will take
                                                                                     By asking the seller what he or she likes most and least about the property, you might get
for his or her cost of living to double. Or put another way, how long before
                                                                                     some interesting information. In a few cases, what a seller likes the most about a home
an individual’s purchasing power is cut in half.
                                                                                     might actually be something the buyer is looking to avoid. For example, if the seller de-
   For example, let’s assume an individual is retired and forecasts an
                                                                                     scribes his house as being in a "happening neighborhood," the buyer might consider this a
inflation rate of five percent per year. An inflation rate, in general terms, is
                                                                                     negative factor because the area may be too noisy or busy for his or her taste.
the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services individuals pur-
                                                                                     4. Has the seller had any problems with the home in the past?
chase over time. Forecasting an inflation rate of five percent means the
                                                                                     It is also a good idea to ask the seller if he or she has had any problems with the home
individual is assuming the prices of the goods and services he or she will
                                                                                     while living there. Has the seller had problems with a leakage from the upstairs bedroom in
purchase in the future will increase at a rate of five percent per year. Using
                                                                                     the past? If so, even if the leak has been corrected, the floor and walls around the bathroom
the rule of 72, simply dividing five into 72 will provide a rough estimate
                                                                                     might have been damaged. You should check that these items were repaired properly.
that the individual’s cost of living will double in 14 to 15 years (72 : 5 =
                                                                                     5. Are there any nuisances?
                                                                                     Use this question to find out about barking dogs, heavy airplane traffic or even planned
   Of course, this article is no substitute for a careful consideration of all of
                                                                                     changes to the community, such as a planned street widening. This may give you insight
the advantages and disadvantages of an investment strategy to meet your
                                                                                     on why the seller is really moving.
goals. Before implementing a significant investment strategy consider
                                                                                     6. How are the public schools in the area?
consulting your financial advisor.
                                                                                     Because the value of a community is usually greatly influenced by the public schools in the
For more information contact Donna at (727)943-8813 or by visiting
                                                                                     area, finding out the buyer’s perception can give you some insight about the quality of the
                                                                                     area’s schools.
                                                                                         Knowing all you can about a prospective home will help you make a more informed
                                                                                     decision as well as offer. Your real estate professional can be a great resource in helping
                                                                                     you get your key questions answered and give you advice on how to evaluate your find-

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       act     Pend                                                                                          CED
 Contr                                                                   w/private courtyard.      REDU
                                                                         2Bd., 2Ba., open
                                                                         floor plan, spacious
                                                                         family room.
                                                                         Light and bright
                                                                         with Atrium and
                                                                         Courtyard on one
                                                                         side. Ceramic tile                                                                        Condo 5 Lakefront! Beautiful
                                                                         flooring in all the                                                                       Plantation shutters, 2Bd., 2Ba Condo,
                                                                         right places. Living                                                                      first floor w/stone wood burning
                                                                         room has a wall-to-                                                                       fireplace, mirrored wall, new appliances
Quail Forest A                                                           wall stone fireplace.                                                                     and A/C, new carpet. Eat-in kitchen, split
quaint, peaceful 3 Bd., 2                                                Vaulted ceilings,                                                                         bedrooms, newly painted interior. Glass
Ba. villa on a cul-de-sac. A                                             1590 sq. ft., lots of                                                                     enclosed lanai sunroom w/ ceramic tile
preserve view from glass                                                 closets. Newer refrigerator, oversize 2 car garage. Priced to sell!                       flooring. Heated community pool,
enclosed Florida room that                                               Needs some TLC. $149,900                                                                  covered carport. $119,000
is heated & cooled, gives
you an extra 225sf not
included in listing. Vaulted                                                                                                                                       REDUCED
ceilings, eat-in kitchen w/ceramic tile. A front open patio.
Spacious master bdm. & bath w/split plan. All appliances,
ceramic tile foyer & walk areas. Covered carport in front.     Exclusive! Country Club
Heated community pool. $149,900                                 2nd Floor Condo 2/2 -carport.
                                                                 New Maple Kitchen cabinets
                                                                      new carpets, A/C.
                                                                        $130,500                                                                                  GREAT INVESTMENT
                                                                                                               Condo 3 Nicely furnished first floor condo.
                                                                                                               2Bd., 2Ba. split. New Trane A/C unit in 2004.     Triplex w/built-in tenants. Property has
                                                                                         Your                  Original appliances have been replaced. Newer     been upgraded in all 3 units. Each 2bd.,
                     e-mail: patwilsonelw@aol.com                                        East Lake             carpet and paint. Move-in condition! Heated       1.5 bath unit backs to preserve and a

                     Call Pat Wilson 430-2661                                            Woodlands             community pool and a club house. Totally          privacy fence. Centrally located.
                                                                                         Realtor               Furnished! Priced to sell! $99,900                $360,000

Adorable 3Bd/2Bth/1Car                                                 CED                                                                              CED
Garage Villa, Palm Harbor,                                         REDU                                                                             REDU
Community Pool, Great
Location close to every-
thing!!! $109,900

                                                               Condo 5 Waterview 2Bd., 2Ba, beautiful Tile, lots of updates!
                  Your East Lake Woodlands Realtor                                                                                             The Pinnacle This home has it all! Panoramic views of
                                                               Fireplace, Split Bedrooms, Eat-in-kitchen $102,900
                 Call Nancy Kolb                                                                                                               golf course and water. Professionally decorated, maintenance
                                                                                                                                               free home. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 2 Car garage. This home is a
                    415-9005 e-mail: nancy_kolb@hotmail.com                                                                                    must see with many upgrades $379,900

                                                                       Worthington                         Heritage Springs
 SOLD                                                                  This 3/3/3 home is great for        3/2/2 this home has
                                                                       entertaining! Formal living &       european style cabinets w/
                                                                       dining rms. Kitchen overlooks       pullout shelves, upgraded
                                                                       family room, large tile floors      appliances, formal living
                                                                       throughout for easy care, great     and dining rooms, great
                                                                       Lanai w/pool and a spa to enjoy     lanai w/view of the pond!
                                                                       and don’t forget the view of the    $229,900
                                                                       golf course.

                                                                    Heritage Springs                        Heritage Springs
                                                                    3/2/2 home has a chef’s kitchen         This 3/2/2 home has the
                                                                    w/granite counters & backsplash,        formal living & dining rooms
                                                                    wood flooring throughout, soaring       with volume ceiling. Kitchen
                                                                    ceilings, pool w/pavers and tranquil    with wood cabinets &
                                                                    setting of pond & forest plus many      pullout shelves overlooks
                                                                    more upgrades & extras!                 family room, enclosed lanai
                                                                    $339,900                                with spa. $249,900

                                                                                               Heritage Springs
                                                        Your East Lake                         This 2/2/2 attached villa is an             SOLD
                                                        Woodlands Realtor                      end unit w/wood cabinets in
                                                                                               the kitchen, large living &
                                                                                               dining rooms, master w/two
                      e-mail: alexstavro@msn.com                                               walk-in closets, great lanai w/a
                                                                                               view of the pond.
                      Call Alex Stavro: 510-5558                                               $169,900

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