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November 24, 2002

North of Tampa: November 24, 2002 Life after school
After 34 years as an educator, Wharton High principal Mitch Muley is moving on.

Man learns cost of fighting homeowners group
A former board member of Plantation in Carrollwood owes $7,000. His is a cautionary tale about legal challenges.

Zoning: Outback seeking a larger shopping plaza
WESTCHASE: A proposal to increase the size of a shopping plaza planned for the southwest corner of Westwind Drive and Sheldon Road won the endorsement of a zoning hearing master.

Westchase civic board members removed
The two were accused of unethical behavior when the community association was searching for a property manager.

Holiday happenings
THANKSGIVING DINNER: Grace Lutheran Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 p.m. today at Gaither High School, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway. Bring a dish to share. Cost is $3 per person. The gym will be open with supervision for young children to participate in crafts. Reservations are requested. Call 961-8747.

Sports digest: Golf fundraiser set in New Tampa
HERITAGE ISLES -- Register for St. Mark's Catholic Church golf tournament fundraiser at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive.

Prep Notebook: Results of regional swim competitions
Also, two cross country teams make the state finals, the soccer season kicks off, and a golfer signs with UF.

Boys Soccer Outlook

Lake Kell tract: homes or offices?
A proposal for the 21-acre parcel, zoned for homes, would put houses on the lake and office buildings on U.S. 41. Reactions are mixed. A hearing is planned.

Neighborhood Notebook
Gym for kids almost ready for business

Civic Association pledges to bring in money for school
The Old Lutz School's Halloween fundraiser was shut down two years ago. Efforts are under way to raise funds for the school.

YMCA construction resumes after environmental scare
After work on the new center was halted 8 months ago when builders uncovered corrugated metal and old tires, officials say the site is now safe.

Drapeman's plan: cover the market
Elliet Menendez will open two huge stores that produce custom-made curtains and blinds.

The Week in Review
MAIL THEFTS IN LUTZ: After watching two women in a black Nissan pull up to his mailbox Tuesday morning and remove his outgoing mail, Paul Haenlein began to follow them.

Open & Shut
CATERING BUSINESS MOVES TO CARROLLWOOD STOREFRONT: Cantinas By Elena has opened at 5305 Ehrlich Road, just off Hutchison Road. The catering business is geared toward weekly orders of home-delivered family meals. Three- or four-day service also is available; menu selections include Spanish and Italian dishes. The owners hope to launch a takeout restaurant at the location in January. Call 963-1511.

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