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Rosemarie Middleton and Lynette Peel

Twelve Oaks Community Leader Recognized by Hillsborough BOCC - Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman recognized Rosemarie Middleton and Lynette Peel for their tireless volunteer service and dedication to Hillsborough County neighborhoods through their work with Twelve Oaks Civic Association and the Bay Crest Park Special Taxing District respectively. On hand to support the dedicated duo were family, members of the community and county staff.

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Firefighters on September 11, 2001A Day of Remembrance and Service - This September 11th the memories of the terrorist attacks 16 years ago are still vivid for all who followed the dreadful news that day. A moment of silence at 8:46 am, the time the first airplane crashed into the World Trade Towers, is still appropriate. Display the American flag on this anniversary of our country's worst tragedy in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those whose lives have been forever changed.

9/11 Day - Live, Serve, Celebrate, Remember
9/11 Day is the international non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. This observance was started soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help others in need, in their own way.

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Internal Concerns
Signs - Please Read

According to Hillsborough County Code Enforcement, SIGNS in any residential area are prohibited, with a few exceptions. Exceptions include realtor signs, subdivision meeting or recognition signs, street signs, and governmental informational signs. Political signs, “House For Sale by Owner”, “Garage Sale”, and Lost or Found Pet signs nailed, stapled, or taped to utility equipment or trees or placed in public areas (such as our entrances, street corners, islands, and The Greenway) are prohibited. Political signs should be placed in the front yard, not in the easement (the area from sidewalk to the street). Signs placed in a County easement can and will be removed.

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Holiday lightsHoliday Celebrations In Twelve Oaks - At the January 23rd Business Meeting, the TOCA Board unanimously voted to discontinue luminary distribution to residents. For the past few years less than 100 residents actually displayed the luminaries and vehicles parked along our streets hid many of the luminaries that were displayed. The annual cost for this event, which included candles, bags, sand, and supplies exceeded $500.

The 2018 Holiday Celebration will be different. December 15th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm residents and guests are invited to visit “Santa’s Holiday Market” which will also be the kickoff for TOCA’s Annual Membership Drive. Planned activities include Santa, who will be available throughout the festivities, free hotdogs, sodas, water, and hot chocolate for everyone, and vendor booths offering holiday crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more.

For some of us this change is going to be difficult. It does not mean, however, that it won’t be worth it. The Twelve Oaks spirit is alive and well, just a little different. Please join us and mark your calendars now for December 15th. We encourage you to stop by and visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy the holiday season.

Plans also include the “Holiday Light Fight” where residents are asked to “light up” Twelve Oaks for the holiday season! Twelve Oaks is divided into four areas and prizes will be awarded in each area. Details of these events will be announced in the November Acorn.

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Twelve Oaks Annual Community Garage Sale PLAN AHEAD!
Twelve Oaks Annual
Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 20, 2018
(Rain date 10/27/18)

If your closets are stuffed, your home cluttered, and your garage is filled with items you don’t use a solution is to participate in the 35th annual Twelve Oaks Community Garage Sale Saturday, October 20th. TOCA provides and pays for all advertising, attracting shoppers throughout the Tampa Bay area. Mark your calendar now and join in the fun. You may earn some money, make some new friends, and find a treasure or two for yourself.

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Michael's Grill logoThe Twelve Oaks' Ladies Social Group will meet for lunch at Michael’s Grill located at 11720 N. Dale Mabry (Main Street Shopping Center), Monday, September 24th at 11:30 am. Please join us! Invite a neighbor, friend, or relative.

Interested? Contact Marsha at 886.7323 or Rosemarie at 885.5753.

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EmailNeighborhood Watch: Residents who are not receiving Nwatch Community Email Updates but would like to receive them must send their name, address, and phone number to nwatch12oaks@gmail.com. Put this address in your email address book so that your computer will not mistake the Updates as spam. If you do not want to receive Updates send Doreen Clauer a note and you will be removed from the list.

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Got Junk? Plan Ahead!
Community Cleanup – “Dumpster Day”
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9AM to Noon
Overbrook Canal Site
Dumpster Day

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Trash cartsImportant Message: The Postal Service is asking Twelve Oaks residents assistance in keeping the approach to residential mailboxes clear to facilitate delivery. If a parked vehicle or other obstacle temporarily blocks the approach to the mailbox during normal delivery hours, the carrier has to step out of the vehicle to make the delivery, potentially creating a hazard. The mailman will do his best to deliver the mail; however, if the carrier continually experiences a problem delivering the mail and the customer does not take prompt action to remove the obstacle, the postmaster may, with proper notification and the approval of the district manager, temporarily withdraw delivery service until the problem is corrected. Do not place your trash receptacle in front of or too close to your mailbox. Mailboxes MUST NOT BE BLOCKED at any time.

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Thank You on a road signA Big Thank You to the businesses that contributed door prizes for the July 31st TOCA meeting.
  • Publix, Twelve Oaks Plaza, and Walmart
    • for their donations of food and beverages
  • Jeff Berg, Realtor (Coldwell Banker)
    • $25 Publix gift card
  • Charann’s Tavern
    • $30 gift card
  • Village Inn (Hillsborough Ave.)
    • 3 free pie coupons
  • Mission BBQ (Waters Ave.)
    • 2 Free Sandwiches
  • Tijuana Flats
    • 2 Free Tacos and Chips coupons
  • Outback Steakhouse (Sheldon Rd.)
    • Free Aussietizer and Free Dessert coupons
The generosity of these businesses and individuals certainly demonstrates their dedication to the community of Twelve Oaks. Thank Them By Supporting Them!

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What reduces property values in a neighborhood?

  • Overgrowth (yard not cared for)
  • Accumulations of junk, trash, debris
  • Vehicles, trailers, boats parked on front yards
  • Commercial vehicles parked overnight and on weekends
Are you responsible? It’s time to turn eyesores into assets.

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TOSD Trustees Approve 2018-19 Budget — Following a public comment period and board discussion at the July 11th Tax District meeting, the TOSD Board of Trustees approved the budget for fiscal year 2018 – 2019. The proposed budget has been available for the last 3 months in the Acorn and on our community website. The assessment for 2018 -19 will remain at $120.00 per household.

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Neighborhood Watch PatrolTwelve Oaks Watch Patrol — Community volunteers drive around our neighborhood with "Twelve Oaks Watch Patrol" magnetic signs on their cars and a flashing light. These people are your neighbors who volunteer to help make our community safer. The patrol volunteers do not stop cars or people, but they do have a significant impact on lowering crime. Their presence makes it known that we, as a community, are observing and watching for incidents and suspicious behavior to report directly to the Sheriff’s Office. Volunteering to Patrol is fun and it’s easy. Here’s how it works: After “training” you will be asked to drive around the community and look for suspicious activity. If seen, you will contact the Sheriff’s Office. We provide you with a clipboard and form so that you can jot down notes in case you notice a street light out, an unattended garage door that’s open, or anything that you think might help others to be more security conscience. A gasoline gift card is given to those who patrol at least three to four days in a week and turn in a report. Patrol volunteers are needed for October and November. If you would like to help, please contact Ann Carletti at 888.7212 or email: tocrimepatrol@gmail.com. A special thank you to the volunteers who patrol.

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Internal Concerns - Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make so it is important to care about the outside as well as the inside. This will help improve the looks of your neighborhood and help to maintain and increase property values in Twelve Oaks.

Everyone should care about his or her property and about our neighborhood. Check out the following suggestions:
bullet Unsightly trash or litter in front of homes including non-working appliances, broken lawn mowers, discarded furniture, old TV’s, old carpeting, broken mirrors, ladders, empty chlorine containers, flat bed trailers, garbage and recycle containers, etc., etc., that are placed in front of homes so that they can be seen by your neighbors, do not make attractive lawn ornaments nor do they increase property values. Please place these items in your own back yard or garage until you can properly dispose of them.
bullet Weeds grow all year in Florida! There are a number of yards in Twelve Oaks that need attention. Step outside and take a good look at your own yard, including the easement area between the sidewalk and the street. Is it time to mow, edge, or just simply care for the yard?
bullet Back yards should not become trash dumps. In a compact neighborhood such as ours, one is not allowed to create conditions that endanger the health or safety of others. Accumulations of junk, trash, and debris provide ideal breeding grounds for insects, rodents, reptiles, and other creatures that don’t respect property lines and will migrate to your neighbor’s property, something they will not appreciate. If reported, Code Enforcement will site those who allow their back yards to become a dump.
bullet Utilize your garage, your driveway, or the street in front of your home and not park your vehicles on front lawns or over sidewalks that block pedestrian traffic. Fire hydrants and mailboxes should not be blocked at any time.
bullet Spruce up the outside! There are a number of homes whose exteriors are marked by mold, mildew, dry rot, and lack of paint. Consider pressure washing and/or painting.
bullet Mailboxes — There are many “sad looking” mailboxes in Twelve Oaks. Is yours one of them? If so, think about replacing it.
bullet House Numbers should be attached by the front door or near the front entrance of your home. They should be large enough to be seen from the roadway in all types of weather and lighting conditions. Residents should consider posting their address numbers on both sides of their mailbox, or near a porch light so they are clearly visible at night.

If you are a newcomer to Twelve Oaks, please learn what is and is not acceptable, regardless of what you may have been told by a real estate agent or the person who rented you the house. Here are some of the violations that will get you a visit from the code inspector: Boats/trailers, motor homes, and travel trailers that exceed size limits or setback requirements; untagged vehicles parked in the street; commercial vehicles and equipment parked in the neighborhood at night; dilapidated fences; high grass and weeds; stagnant pools; highly visible businesses being operated from a residence; trash/junk/debris allowed to accumulate around the house; furniture including mattresses placed street-side; and vehicles improperly parked and blocking sidewalks or access to mailboxes.

Good Neighbor10 Ways To Be A Good Neighbor
  1. Regularly mow your lawn including all easements and keep tree branches and shrubbery trimmed.
  2. Do not park vehicles in the front yard.
  3. Place trash and yard waste by the curb on the evening before pickup. Store containers out of view from the street.
  4. Obtain a pet license and have your pet vaccinated. Clean up after your pet. Keep pets from roaming loosely or barking excessively.
  5. Keep your swimming pool clean and secure.
  1. Respect your neighbors. Keep your music from disturbing them.
  2. Keep the exterior of your house in good repair.
  3. Replace dilapidated fences.
  4. Do not park or store commercial or inoperable vehicles or conduct major repairs on them in the driveway.
  5. Park campers or RVs on your side-yard or in your back yard on approved surfaces.
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Uneven sidewalkSidewalks in Twelve Oaks belong to and are managed by Hillsborough County. Broken or uneven sidewalks and street potholes should be reported to the County immediately. Contact Public Works at http://HCFLGov.net/AtYourService or 813.635.5400 or use the link below to report problems that you see and ask your friends/neighbors to do the same. With the links, you will be given a service ticket number. The more homeowners to report, the better.

The link to report road and sidewalk issues is: https://service.hillsboroughcounty.org/311/roads-sidewalks

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Hillsborough County - At Your Service
Connect Today

As you travel around Twelve Oaks and Town ‘N Country, you probably see many things that someone in the county should take care of — and they usually will if they know about them — but they don’t have people out looking for things that need fixing. Hillsborough County is working to meet the needs of residents through “At Your Service”, and online customer service center. Residents are able to submit service requests for suspected code violations, potholes, sidewalk problems, downed street signs, clogged storm drains, etc. online 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Requests are directly routed to the right team to provide prompt service and replies are usually provided within one business day. Twelve Oaks residents are encouraged to sign up and enjoy the benefits! Report online at https://service.hillsboroughcounty.org/311/. For assistance, you may also call 813.272-5900, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What can I report to At Your Service? Most of the common service requests include potholes, sidewalk problems, stray animals, traffic issues, and code enforcement violations. However, you can report any need related to services provided by Hillsborough County.
  • How will I know if someone received my request? Once you submit your request, you will instantly be provided with a service request number and your request will be routed to the correct team. If you opt to provide your e-mail address, you will also receive a confirmation e-mail, which will include a link to your service request detail page.
  • How long will it take to get a response once I submit a request? You should hear from County staff within one business day.
  • What if I don’t know the exact location of an issue? At Your Service can pinpoint your location, or you can enter cross streets or nearby intersections regarding your request.
  • Can I report a request from my tablet or mobile phone? Yes. At Your Service is a mobile-friendly website and automatically adjusts to all devices.
  • Why should I create an account? Creating an account enables you to easily see a history of your requests and add comments.
  • Can I report emergencies? No. Emergencies should be reported as normal by calling 911.
  • What if I prefer to talk to a live person? You can always call the Customer Service Center at 813.272-5900, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Twelve Oaks residents are encouraged to report problems they see.

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Being a Good NeighborGood neighbors respect their property and their neighbors.

Good neighbors:
  • Keep their lawns mowed and edged, and yards free of trash and debris.
  • Keep cars and boats off the lawn.
  • Place trash out for collection the night before, not days before.
  • Keep the sidewalks clear.
  • Keep trashcans out of sight.
  • Watch out for their neighbors.
Are you a good neighbor?

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Join Us

TOCA Membership by Street as of July 17th:

  • Amber - 9 homes – 5 members
  • Armand Cr - 46 homes - 41 members
  • Armand Dr - 10 homes – 5 members
  • Barry - 38 homes – 21 members
  • Brookhaven - 17 homes – 8 members
  • Brook Hollow - 10 homes - 5 members
  • Brookview - 49 homes – 22 members
  • Clearview - 33 homes – 9 members
  • Edenbrook - 16 homes – 8 members
  • Fairbrook - 5 homes – 2 members
  • Fairford - 8 homes – 6 members
  • Forestview - 5 homes – 2 members
  • Greenshire - 53 homes – 25 members
  • Heather - 13 homes – 5 members
  • Heathermoor - 11 homes – 6 members
  • Kirkwood - 21 homes – 9 members
  • Malvern - 58 homes – 11 members
  • Mayfair - 18 homes – 7 members
  • Meadow - 45 homes – 20 members
  • Mitchell - 40 homes – 19 members
  • Nova - 23 homes – 5 members
  • Oakmoor - 3 homes – 3 members
  • Oakview - 26 homes – 12 members
  • Oakvista - 50 homes – 28 members
  • Overbrook - 12 homes – 9 members
  • Palmbrook - 35 homes – 5 members
  • Rustic - 31 homes – 8 members
  • Seton - 15 homes – 4 members
  • Shady - 14 homes – 7 members
  • Spring Ct - 6 homes – 3 members
  • Summerbridge - 41 homes – 23 members
  • Sunshine - 27 homes – 12 members
  • Twelve Oaks - 100 homes – 52 members
  • Vassar - 37 homes – 18 members
  • Williams - 24 homes – 8 members
  • Willow – 9 homes – 6 members
  • Windwood - 14 homes - 10 members
  • Woodhall - 11 homes – 6 members
  • Woodkirk - 11 homes – 6 members

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Welcome New Neighbors: Welcome mat
  • Miguel Cuelar & family - 8254 Malvern
  • Jorge Santana Jr. & family - 7406 Overbrook
  • Gene & Joyce Branson - 7618 Rustic
  • Carlos Martinez - 7508 Clearview
  • Giovanny Vigoa & family - 7305 Brookview
  • Janice McCray & family - 7015 Twelve Oaks
  • Orlando Rodriguez & Jennifer Jorge - 7019 Twelve Oaks
  • Eliane DaSilva & family - 6416 Windwood
  • Dayli Matos & Laritza Ramos - 7907 Greenshire
  • New Neighbors - 6613 Twelve Oaks
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Sprinkler systemWater Restrictions - Twelve Oaks residents are reminded that water restrictions are in effect. It’s easy to remember your watering days. Just follow the guide below:
  • Monday and/or Thursday — addresses ending in 0,1, 2, or 3
  • Tuesday and/or Friday — addresses ending in 4, 5, or 6
  • Wednesday and/or Saturday — addresses ending in 7, 8, or 9 and locations with no addresses (common areas, entry areas).
Remember: Water before 8 am, or after 6 pm. ($500 fines enforced if you are caught violating restrictions.)

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Town 'N Country News

School NewsSchool News: Morgan Woods Elementary School - is collecting Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels as part of their PTA Fundraisers. Neighborhood contributions will be accepted in the main office. Funds awarded from these items will go directly into the classrooms.

Parents are encouraged to visit the Morgan Woods Elementary website to stay informed about school events and activities and to visit your child’s teacher class page. The latest Morgan Woods School news can also be found on Twitter. Simply go to Twitter @MorganWoodsES.

Important dates for parents to remember:
  • Sept. 3 - Labor Day – No School
  • Sept. 7 – Grandparents Breakfast 7:10 to 8:10 am
  • Sept. 11 – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • Sept. 20 – Conference Night 4:00-630 pm
  • Sept. 21 – Picture Day
Questions? Contact the school office at 872.5369.
  • Help Morgan Woods Elementary oor any other schools earn credits for FREE SUPPLIES at Office Depot! Tell the sales clerk to credit your school when buying school supplies. Schools receive credits equal to 5% of the qualifying purchases to use for free supplies. This is a great way to help our schools.
  • Public School News: This is the schedule that Hillsborough County Schools will use for the 2018-2019 school year.
School Type Start Time End Time Early Release
Elementary School 7:40 am 1:55 pm 12:55 pm
Elementary Magnet School 8:45 am 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
High School 8:30 am 3:25 pm 2:25 pm
Middle and High Magnet School 8:30 am 3:25 pm 2:25 pm
Middle School 9:25 am 4:20 pm 3:20 pm
  • 2018-19 Early Release Days — Public School students will be released one hour early every Monday except Mondays on which school holidays fall.
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Jackson Springs Recreation CenterJackson Springs Community Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road offers after school programs. You can register your child for the traditional after school program or the adaptive recreation program for kids with special needs. Jackson Springs offers inclusion at the site. Completion of a pre-registration application and acceptance by staff into our Inclusion/adaptive recreation program is required prior to registering for this activity. Contact staff at 813.554.5004 for more information.
  • Jackson Springs Multicultural Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Exciting games & entertainment are planned for the whole family. Meet local resource officials and learn what resources are offered throughout Hillsborough County. For additional information contact Brigitte at 813.554.5004.
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Town 'N Country Garden CircleThe Town ‘N Country Garden Circle kicks off its 56th year Wednesday, September 5th, 11:30 am at the Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road. Attendees will enjoy a buffet luncheon provided by Circle officers. Following lunch and a brief business meeting, members and guests will learn how to prep and groom plants for competition at garden club flower shows (NOTE: Members are asked to bring a plant they would like to enter.) This program will be presented by Virginia Green, a Twelve Oaks resident, and Pam Flagg.

Garden Circle is focused on beautifying the community and educating members. Twelve Oaks gardeners, from brown thumbs to green thumbs, are welcome to join. For additional information contact Sandy Streit at 813.503.6362.
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SeniorsThe Town 'N Country Senior Center located at 7606 Paula Drive 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 from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. NOTE: The Center will be closed Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3rd.

Yoga, Tai Chi, and exercise classes including walking exercise, cardio fitness, and dance are offered. Guests can work out in classes or alone in the fitness center, watch movies, or participate in classes including quilting, arts & crafts, and computer lessons. Beginner and conversational Spanish and English Language study and sign language classes are available. Seniors enjoy playing dominoes, ping-pong, party bridge, bingo, mahjongg, rummikub, and pinochle. Wi-Fi access is available for seniors with laptops or smart phones.

Special Programs scheduled for September include:
  • Sept. 6: 1:00 pm – Chess Club
  • Sept. 7: 1:30 pm – Celebrate Grandparents Day – Ice Cream Social (Members & Grandchildren)
  • Sept. 11: 1:00 pm – Arm Chair Travel to Thailand & Bali
  • Sept. 13: 2:00 pm – Book of the Month Club
  • Sept. 18: 11:00 am – Field Trip! AMC Veterans Movie Theater
  • Sept. 20: 11:40 am – Fall Prevention Presentation
  • Sept. 21: 10:00 am – Dominos Championship Tournament
  • Sept. 27: 10:00 am – Hispanic Heritage Celebration
  • Sept. 28: 1:30 pm - Monthly Birthday Celebration & Dance
For a complete calendar of events or additional information about the Town ‘N Country Senior Center call 873.6336.

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UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Program LogoThe Hillsborough County Extension Service offers free plant clinics each month at the Town 'N Country Library. The programs are given by volunteer Master Gardeners that are trained by the University of Florida. All information is research-based by the University.

Organic vegetable gardeningThis month's topic, Organic Vegetable Gardening in Florida will be offered on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm. The term organic gardening is of fairly recent origin and describes the "natural method of gardening and farming". Participants will learn how to make growing vegetables easy and successful.

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Town 'N Country LibraryVisit 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 Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3rd.

Listed here are only a few of the programs offered this September.
  • Sahaja meditation, a time-honored meditation technique, continues to be offered Saturdays in September at 10:30 am for adults only. Just 12-18 minutes of daily practice may bring clarity in perception, improved health, peace, and well-being.
  • Yoga for Beginners - Sept. 10th and 23rd at 11:00 am join certified yoga instructor Ruben Vasquez as he offers instruction on fundamental techniques to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and strengthen breathing capacity through yoga. Attend this session in comfortable exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.
  • Canvas Painting for Teens and Adults will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 6:00 pm. Create a masterpiece through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Presented by The Color Wheelz.
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening will be the topic of discussion at the Master Gardener Program Thursday, Sept. 13th at 6:30 pm.
  • STEAM Saturday, a program suitable for the whole family will be offered Sept. 15th at 1:30 pm. Enjoy a fun afternoon of science and art! Perform a science experiment - or create something new!
  • Monday, Sept. 17th at 10:00 am, Florida Licensing on Wheels brings the following motorist services directly to the customer: first time licenses, convert out of state license, renewals, replacements for lost or stolen license, address/name changes, ID cards, reinstatements, emergency contact information registration, vehicle registration renewals, disabled parking placard issuance and renewals. Fees may vary. Visit the GatherGoGet website for a complete listing of documents needed.
  • The Red Planet in Science and Science Fiction - The planet Mars has fascinated humans since the birth of astronomy. As scientists learn more about the Red Planet, Science Fiction writers continue to weave stories about this mysterious planet. Monday, Sept. 17th join stargazer Craig MacDougal, as he traces the history of Mars knowledge and the stories that come from these discoveries.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 1:00 pm join the Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue for Safety Saturday! Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will present a safety-themed story time for kids followed by a craft and a visit from a fire engine (weather and emergencies permitting). Afterwards, teens and adults are invited to attend a Hands-Only CPR lesson. This program is presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and the American Heart Association.
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 activities visit the Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library website, click on Schedule of Events or call 813.801.6722.

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News At Large

College Night 2018 is an opportunity for high school students to explore many colleges. Representatives from various colleges and universities will be available at 6:00 pm to answer questions and will distribute materials to college bound students.

College Night will be held in the auditorium at the following high schools:
  • Sickles - Monday, Sept. 24
  • Plant - Tuesday, Sept. 25
  • Chamberlain - Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • Brandon - Thursday, Sept. 27
For additional information, contact School District of Hillsborough County at 272.4000 or your local high school.

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be Hurricane PreparedIt’s Still Hurricane Season - The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared! Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as being safe.
  • Prepare a hurricane survival kit that includes food, water, medicine, and batteries for you, your family, and your pets.
  • Secure important documents including insurance papers in waterproof bags or containers.
  • Pre-register special needs or elderly residents that may need assistance at a Special Needs Shelter.
  • Hurricane preparedness information, along with hurricane evacuation zones and shelters can be found in the online. Printed guides also are available at post offices, fire stations, public libraries, and the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center.
  • Know your evacuation zone and where you're going to go if an evacuation is ordered.
  • Keep up with weather developments and official instructions as storms form so you have plenty of time to secure your home, boat, pets, and family.
For hurricane information contact Hillsborough County Emergency Management at 236.3800 or http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/stay-safe.

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Hillsborough County InformationFor County Services, Who Do You Call? Contact Hillsborough County at 272.5900, 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 – 272.5900 – Se Habla Espano

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