NOVEMBER 2014 Published for 35 years TWELVE OAKS ACORN Reporter/Editor: Rosemarie Middleton Editor/Publisher: Kim E. Uhlig 991-7843 The Twelve Oaks Civic Association Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 18th Halloween in Twelve Oaks - A dark and scary night…. The TOCA Annual Membership meeting will be held Tuesday, November 18 at the Morgan Woods Park and Recreation building located on the campus of Morgan Woods Elementary School. The event begins at 7:00 P.M. allowing time for residents and guests to enjoy the usual array of good food, desserts, and drinks. TOCA will collect donations of canned food items, peanut butter, pasta, rice, tea, and coffee for the Kaye Prox Food Bank at the meeting. The Food Bank, located in Town ‘N Country, is an allvolunteer ecumenical organization dedicated to providing emergency food to families in need, to the elderly, and to the homeless in the community. The Centers Stage Singers from Morgan Woods Elementary School, under the direction of Tracy Lisi, school music director, will provide entertainment. A representative from Florida Family Primary Care of Tampa, located on Hanley Rd., will discuss services available at the clinic for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Doreen Clauer, Neighborhood Watch Email Coordinator, has been invited to be guest speaker. She will discuss crime issues in our neighborhood and provide residents with valuable security and safety information. Agenda items will include the presentation of a $300 check from TOCA to Jonathan Barlar, Principal of Morgan Woods Elementary School. This donation will make a total of $3,750 that TOCA has donated to help fund various projects at the school. Residents will also have the opportunity to nominate and vote for 2015 Directors. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the evening. Minutes of the October 28 TOCA business meeting and current treasurer’s report will be available. TOCA meetings are open to all residents – homeowners and renters. GOT JUNK? COMMUNITY CLEANUP “DUMPSTER DAY” Saturday, November 1st 9:00 A.M. – Noon Overbrook Canal Site 2014 TOCA Officers and Directors Rosemarie Middleton – President Iraida Pizarro – Vice President Janet Owen – Secretary Chantale Pierre-Louis – Treasurer Claudia Beran Marsha Craig Reggie Henschel Martha Holmes Linda Mann Mercita Ramos Sarah Richards Susan Stringfellow Officers 885-5753 503-2711 886-6286 886-1933 Directors 882-0178 886-7323 884-1932 885-4879 886-8193 810-5284 453-0007 280-2496 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Twelve Oaks Special District Board of Trustees [email protected] Officers: Rob Edwards, President 884-4321 Rosemarie Middleton Vice President 885-5753 Julie Hirst, Secretary 888-9814 Deborah Presnell, Treasurer 290-8009 Trustees Marsha Craig 886-7323 Yves Villard 249-0173 Paul Vogel 574-7485 Sarah Richards 453-0007 Duane Estilette 786-0351 TOSD Meeting Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm Town ‘N Country Rec Center Please support the advertisers in this newsletter as it is due to their support and IKare Publishing, Inc. that the ACORN is printed and mailed to every resident in Twelve Oaks. Twelve Oaks Ad Prices TOCA Meeting November 18, 2014 7:00 pm Morgan Woods Rec. Center Neighborhood Watch Call For Advertising prices 991-7843 Email: [email protected] www.ikarepublishing.com General Coordinator: Position Open Email Coordinator: Doreen Clauer [email protected] Community Resource Deputy: Deputy Craig Hoffman (813) 247-0330 [email protected] Sheriff Emergency Number 911 Sheriff (Non-Emergency Dispatcher) 247-8200 Twelve Oaks Official Community Website www.TwelveOaksOnline.com Twelve Oaks Special District P.O. Box 260352 Tampa, FL 33685-0352 [email protected] Meetings and Business Hours 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the 2nd Wed. of every month at the Town ‘N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Rd For County Services Who Do You Call? Contact Hillsborough County at 635-5400, a one-stop county service and information center! The center provides comprehensive information and referral to all government, health, and social services in the community. It coordinates government service requests and handles complaints quickly and courteously. This office works with all county departments to ensure you receive accurate and timely responses. Hillsborough County Information – 635-5400 The Twelve Oaks Ladies Social Group will meet for lunch at Charann’s located at 6748 Memorial Hwy (corner of Hillsborough & Memorial, in front of Home Depot) Monday, November 24th, 11:30 am. Please join us! Invite a neighbor or friend. Interested? Contact: Marsha at [email protected] (ph.- 886-7323) or Rosemarie at [email protected] (ph. - 885-5753). Happy Thanksgiving May your Thanksgiving be a warm reminder that the closeness and the caring of family and friends are the true gifts to be grateful for at any time of year. Twelve Oaks.. Page 2 ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, NOV. 4th Welcome / Sunshine Welcome New Residents Paul & Grettel Martinez …...…6402 Heathermoor New Neighbors…………………….7302 Barry Rd. New Neighbors………………………8203 Vassar Welcome to Twelve Oaks! Welcome to the best location in the Town 'N Country area. We hope that you will enjoy living in this great community for many years. I encourage you to become involved by joining our civic association, attending meetings, and asking questions. Remember, Twelve Oaks is YOUR community. YOU can make a difference. The next Twelve Oaks Civic Association meeting is Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 P.M. at the Morgan Woods Parks and Recreation building located on the campus of Morgan Woods Elementary School on Armand Drive. We would love to meet you and welcome you. Want to know what is happening in and around the neighborhood? Read The Acorn, our community newsletter that is delivered monthly to your home and visit our community website – www.TwelveOaksOnline.com. Share your email address with Neighborhood Watch, [email protected] and receive weekly updates on safety and security issues in our community. Questions?? Concerns?? Please call any TOCA Board member. Our phone numbers and email addresses are listed on page 2 of this newsletter. Sunshine: Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014 On this Veterans Day, our hearts are filled with gratitude and respect for all the men and women who have valiantly served in our military. For your patriotism, your willingness to serve, and the sacrifices you made for the common good, we thank you. For those of you with a little time to spare, consider showing gratitude to veterans by visiting a veterans hospital and raising the spirits of those who have served our country. Remember to fly the American Flag on Veterans Day! November Dates To Remember: Nov. 1 - Community Cleanup – “Dumpster Day” Nov. 2 - Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 8 - Veterans Day Parade Nov.11 - Veterans Day Holiday – No School Nov.12 - TOSD Meeting Nov.17-21 American Education Week Nov.18 - TOCA Annual Meeting Nov. 20 - Great American Teach-In Nov.24 - Ladies’ Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse Nov. 24 -28 - School Thanksgiving Holiday Break Nov.27 - Happy Thanksgiving Twelve Oaks.. Page 4 News In Brief Veterans Day Parade – Saturday, Nov. 9. – The purpose of this annual parade is to honor and thank all US Military Veterans for their sacrifices, to promote patriotism in our society, to perpetuate a positive image of the American veteran, and to foster pride in service to our country. These are the men and women who have defended our nation in good times and in bad. They answered the call and paid the price for freedom. We owe our veterans a dept of gratitude that can never be repaid. ¶ The parade begins at 10 am at Morgan Woods School on Armand Drive, travels north on Armand to Barry Rd., and west to Hanley. The parade will proceed south on Hanley to Paula Drive. There will be plenty of bands, floats, and clowns marching and strutting in the parade. Colonel Daniel Tully, Commander, MacDill AFB and 6th Air Mobility Wing, is Grand Marshal. Retired Navy Petty Officer First Class Artricia Herd is this year’s honoree. Enjoy the parade, honor our country’s veterans, and then visit the carnival located on the campus of Webb Middle School. Volunteers: Residents are encouraged to consider volunteering as active members on the 2015 TOCA Board. Serving on this Board entails spending 1 or 2 hours a month with fellow residents trying to make a difference in our community. Elections will be held at the November 18 TOCA meeting. Questions?? Contact any board member. Phone numbers and email addresses are on page 2 of this newsletter. Christmas Is Coming! – TOCA will distribute FREE LUMINARIES to all residents on Saturday, December 20. Residents may pick up their luminaries between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. at the canal area on Overbrook Drive. Residents, new to our community, who are not familiar with this tradition, should check next month’s issue (December) of The Acorn for additional information and instructions. Trees in Twelve Oaks: There are multiple locations throughout Twelve Oaks where trees do not meet the minimum height requirement of 16 feet over the roadway. This includes trees on easements and trees on personal property that have branches / limbs that are hanging too low over the roadway. Garbage and recycle trucks hit branches that are low causing damage to trees. NOTE: There must be at least an 8-foot clearance for tree branches over a sidewalk. If you have a tree that has branches or limbs that are “hanging too low” over the sidewalk or hanging too low over the street, please cut them back. Morgan Woods Elementary School – A special program honoring veterans, will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:00 am. Twelve Oaks’ veterans are invited to attend. ¶ Community volunteers are needed for the Great American Teach-In Nov. 20.to teach one or more classes in this community-wide effort to give individuals a taste of teaching. You don't need teaching experience, just enthusiasm, and a desire to share something with students about your career, experiences, or hobby. If you would like to participate contact Liz Mavis via email at [email protected] or the school office @ 872-5369. Important dates for parents to remember: Nov. 3 – Report Card Awards Nov. 8 – Science Olympics at MOSI Nov. 10 – Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School Nov. 17 – 21 – American Education Week Nov. 18 – Centers Stage Singers at TOCA meeting Nov. 20 – Great American Teach In Nov. 24 – 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday Break Town ‘N Country Garden Circle will meet Wednesday, November 5, at the Town ‘N Country Recreation Center, 6029 Hanley Road, Tampa, (North side of Webb Middle School) at 11:30 am. Following lunch, provided by Circle members and short meeting, guest speakers from “Annie’s Garden Shed” will present a seasonal program on Gardens for Christmas. The Garden Circle is focused on beautifying the community and educating members. The meetings provide programs on flower arranging and valuable information on growing Florida plants. Twelve Oaks gardeners, brown thumbs and green thumbs are welcome to attend. 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Millns, PA-C 6001 Memorial Highway Tampa, FL 33615 813-884-1626 Serving the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years! www.dermassociatesoftb.com News In Brief Continued… Visit the Town ‘N Country Library: Book discussions, English conversational skills, computer classes, used book sales, activities for toddlers, teens and adults, and more are offered at our local library. (NOTE: The Library will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving.) ► Sahaja Meditation, a timehonored meditation technique, will be offered every Saturday at 10:30. ► Adult English learners are encouraged to read a different book each month and discuss it in English at the Library. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes will be discussed Nov. 10 at 11:00. Copies of the book are available at the library. ► “Supermarket Gardening For A Second Harvest” will be the topic of discussion at the Master Gardener Program Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 pm. Participants will earn how to get more out of their grocery purchases and how to plant and grow vegetables after using them in the kitchen. ► Nov. 18 at 3:45 Wimps rule! Games and more wimpy fun are planned for children in grades 3 thru 6 to celebrate the release of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. ►”Tellabration” is scheduled for Nov.20 at 6:30. School-age storytellers will perform traditional tales under the direction of Tamara Green. Enjoy the stories and learn about the 2015 Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival. ► “Exposing The Hidden Job Market”, a special program for adults, will take place Nov. 22 at 2:00. Many of today’s available jobs are hidden from plain view and unless career searchers learn about the new way to job hunt, they'll be left out in the cold. Abby Kohut, a seasoned recruiter, will teach how easy it is to uncover the hidden job market. Topics include: Why the job market is hidden in the first place, three ways to hobnob with CTOs, CFOs and other Csuite members, how working for free can be the best idea ever, how to solve problems, and ways to use social media to generate opportunities. ►The Friends of the Town 'N Country Regional Library Bargain Street Book Store is open at all times that the Library is open with books at bargain prices. For information on these and other library programs and activities visit the Town ‘N Country website, click on Schedule of Events or call (813) 801-6722. The Town 'N Country Senior Center provides stimulating activities, health and wellness, educational programs, opportunities for socialization and nutritious meals in an enriched environment for active adults and senior citizens. The Center, located on the first floor of the Town ‘N Country Library, is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. (NOTE: The Center will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving.) Seniors can learn about Medicare, how to manage prescriptions, and the importance of having blood pressure checks. All are part of the center's mission to focus on active adults and healthy living. ¶Yoga, Tai Chi, and exercise classes including walking exercise, cardio fitness, weight training, and dance classes (including Ballroom Dance) are offered. Guests can work out in classes or alone in the fitness center, watch movies, or participate in classes including jewelry making, quilting, crochet, painting, and acoustic guitar. Conversational Spanish, French, and English Language study classes are offered. Seniors also enjoy playing games including Ping Pong, bridge, bingo, mahjongg, pinochle, and canasta. The Center is part of the Computers for Seniors Program. There are computers available for use and the Center provides computer training to seniors. Special programs / events in November include: Nov. 3, 10, 17, & 24 @ 10:30 – Holiday Ornament Crafting Classes Nov. 4 @ 11:00 – USF Memory Disorder Presentation “Senior Bullying” Nov. 6 @ 11:00 – CarePlus Medicare Presentation Nov. 13 @ 1:00 – USF Lifelong Learning presentation: “How to Read a Beach” Nov. 13 @ 2:00 – Book of the Month Club Nov.17 @ 9:00 – SHINE representative available by appointment Nov. 18 @ 11:30 – Health Presentation “Diabetes Awareness” Nov. 18 @ 1:00 – Armchair Travel to South Africa & Botswana Nov. 19 @ 9:00 – AARP Smart Driver Course (Pre register) Twelve Oaks.. Page 6 Nov. 20 @ 11:00 – Construction Fraud – “The Dos and Don’ts When Hiring A Contractor” Nov 21 @ 1:30 – Performance by the Tampa Opera Singers Nov. 24 @ 1:00 – Thanksgiving Luncheon For a calendar of activities and events or for additional information about the Senior Center call 873-6336. Town ’N Country Youth Council will meet Sun., Nov. 2 from 2 3:30 at the Town ‘N Country Regional Library. Activities for November include participating in the Veteran’s Day Parade and volunteering at the Twelve Oaks Dumpster Day Cleanup and with TnC Garden Circle projects during Thanksgiving break. The YC provides community service hours to teens for college scholarships and National Honor Society membership. The YC is part of Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department and is open to all Town ‘N Country (including Twelve Oaks) teens ages 12-17 who are attending school. For additional information about the Youth Council or to request a membership application contact Sherry Vennett at 624-2753. A “Free” Teen Center & Gym is open at the Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road. Twelve Oaks teens, 13 – 17 years old, can enjoy participating in sports activities, video games, table games, computers, music, cooking classes, life skills classes, weight training, and more. Special sports activities include Co-ed Indoor Arena League Flag Football, Co-ed Basketball, and Co-ed Dodge Ball. ¶The Northwest (Town ‘N Country) Skate Park is located in front of the Jackson Springs Recreation Center. The skate park features a street and transition course that caters to all styles of skateboarding. It is free of charge; however waivers must be signed and notarized. Helmets are mandatory for all ages, including adults. Children twelve and under must wear full knee and elbow pads. Helmets and pads are provided on a first come first serve basis. The skate park is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday from 2:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 8:00 pm. The park is closed on Mondays. (NOTE: All County Recreation Centers and Skate Parks will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving.) For information about the Teen Center and Skate Park call 554-5064. Junior League Holiday Gift Market — Nov. 7–9 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall — This shopping event features more than 135 specialty merchants from across the country offering unique gift items. Holiday Gift Market includes merchants selling holiday décor, clothing, jewelry, handbags, art, home goods, children’s games and toys, and food. 100% of the net proceeds raised by The Junior League of Tampa through the Holiday Gift Market will support the League’s programs and community projects in the areas of foster care, literacy and education, and children’s basic needs. Admission: $8 Parking $6 – For more information, visit online at www.jltampa.org. Time To Change The Clocks ― Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am on the first Sunday in November. Don’t forget to “fall back” on November 2. BOOM! THUMP, THUMP! BOOM! Do you hear late night music (deep bass thump, thump sounds) coming from the Green Gator on Anderson Road? Residents, who hear the late night constant boom / thump, are urged to call the Sheriff’s non-emergency number (#247-8200) and register a complaint. NOTE: You MUST give your name when registering a complaint; however, you can request to remain anonymous. That gives the Sheriff’s Dept. the authority to approach and contact the offender and to take the appropriate action. If you call and refuse to give your name the call will not be considered a priority and only an alert will be sent to deputies on duty. The next day, take the time to call Joan Hallgren at Hillsborough County EPC at 627-2600 Ext 1331 or e-mail her at [email protected] and report the time that you heard the noise. TOSD is working with the EPC and the Sheriff’s Dept. to get this annoyance stopped. Are you looking to move out of Twelve Oaks? If yes, take a look at my listing in the beautiful gated waterfront community of Pelican Island. Located at 7138 Pelican Island Dr. Tampa, this home is just minutes from our community off of Memorial Hwy. & Dana Shores. This 3,482 custom built sq ft home offers, 5BR, 3 1/2 BTH, screened in salt water pool plus a balcony. Listed for $574,500. Please contact me for more information. Stephanie Rose, Realtor ® Proud Veteran Spouse and Twelve Oaks Resident Email: [email protected] 5010 W. Kennedy Blvd. 2nd Floor Tampa, FL 33609 CELL: (813) 765‐2253 Florida’s #1 Realtor Of Choice! Twelve Oaks Civic Association Post Office Box 261012 Tampa, Florida 33685-1012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TAMPA FL PERMIT NO. 1924 IKare Publishing is provided all articles in this newsletter by the BOD or residents. IKare Publishing is not responsible for content. Your Realtor For Life.. Glenna Rubin! When experience counts Count on experience Selling HUNDREDS of homes since 1978--some more than once and many times to children of original Buyers. Starting as a Twelve Oaks resident, on Meadow Drive, from summer of 1975 to winter 1982. As the wife of a USAF pilot, both of us growing up in Boston suburbs, we were fortunate to have lived and/or traveled all over the world for 23 years. Twelve years in upstate New York, almost four years in Germany and four years in the Philippines. Then we retired at Mac Dill AFB. During those years we moved 17 times, so I know well the trials and tribulations of being both a Seller and a Buyer. I can offer you my years of knowledge in traditional and short sales as well as free staging advice and free Market Analysis so call Glenna at: Broker-Associate Cell 813-495-7434 Office: 813-908-8500 Email: [email protected] COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE EC13001826 - Licensed & Bonded Joe Cruz 11530 Belmack Blvd. S. Odessa FL 33556 Ph: 813.901.8185 Fx: 813.884.5060 Mobile: 813.924.0063 Email: [email protected] .
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