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Business Digest

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 7, 2007


Who's news

Jane Freeman, community relations coordinator for Hernando-Pasco Hospice's administrative headquarters in Hudson, was presented with three awards from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), Tampa Bay Chapter, for excellence in public relations as it relates to promoting the Hospice's Dog Therapy Program called Compassionate Paws.

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Dr. David Thompson, New Port Richey, will attend the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's (AACD) 23rd Annual Scientific Session, Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2007 in Atlanta, Ga., from May 15 through May 19.

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The Calusa Business and Professional Women has elected new officers for 2007. They are: Cindy Ewald, club president, and Jackie Barnett, first vice president, both of Republic Bank; Patty Fitzgerald of Master Title Services Inc., second vice president; Jutta Shaikh, owner of Ramada Inn, treasurer; Marilyn Bernardi, recording secretary; and Elizabeth Sevier, a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics, corresponding secretary. For information, call Cindy Ewald (727) 853-0842.

Briefs

The new Sheriff's Ranches Thrift Store at 3621-B U.S. 19, New Port Richey, will have its grand opening at 10 a.m. May 22. All donations will be received from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-0000.

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Come check out the innovative new programs at Massage Therapy Center. The Blueprint for Life Hypnosis Institute has been added at the Massage Masters location on State Road 52, about 1.5 miles east of Little Road. To create the total body-mind experience, Rosemary Ippolito, owner certified hypnotist, has added a new amenity to her massage business. For information, call (727) 857-1122.

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The Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will present a class on Agent Ethics for 2007 on May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Quality Inn and Suites, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Register online at www.faifa.org.

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Costanza Homes' $1.2-million estate model home in the village of Mirasol at The Champions' Club, Trinity, was named best overall model in its category during the recent Pasco Building Association's 2007 Parade of Homes.

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During the Pasco Building Association's 2007 Parade of Homes, four builders walked off with 10 awards for their model homes at Seven Oaks, Wesley Chapel, an award-winning, master planned community in southeast Pasco County. They are: Avalon Building Corp., Standard Pacific Homes, McCar Homes and Smith Family Homes.

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M/I Homes' model in Trinity East at Trinity, the $1.5-billion master-planned community in southwest Pasco County, was recognized as having the best floor plan in its category during the recent Pasco Building Association's Parade of Homes.

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Construction is wrapping up on five models in Hudson, a villa and four single family designs at Lakeside, a 438-acre, 844-home community created by Pulte Homes off Hudson Avenue in Pasco County.

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A new business is coming to our area: Donna Navatta and Diane Burr will be opening a Let's Eat franchise on May 14 at Trinity Village Shopping Center, 10720 State Road 54, Trinity. Let's Eat! is a meal assembly business founded on time saving principles. In a two-hour session, customers can make eight to 12 dinners, all of which can be frozen and cooked later. Each dish serves four to six people at about $3.05 per serving. Twelve meals cost about $219.

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Ingram's Karate Center, New Port Richey, conducted a demonstration and fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes at the Walk America event in New Port Richey at Sims Park. For information, call Sheri Ingram-Angwin (727) 271-0214.

Send all business related items to Barbara Horr, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey FL 34668.