Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Carrollwood resident trains clients one-on-one to be better pet owners.
KD Mathews was petrified of dogs as a child. So naturally, he grew up to be a dog trainer. Well, not exactly. Mathews has a different approach when it comes to helping his clients. He trains dogs' humans. A lifelong animal enthusiast and self-declared “nerd,” Mathews, who lives in Carrollwood, said his fear of dogs, which stemmed from an encounter in early childhood, fueled his interest in learning about them. At age 15, he got his first dog. But it wasn’t long before he understood how ill-equipped he was to handle dog ownership, despite all of the research on training he had done, Mathews said. “When my parents had enough poop in the house, destroyed furniture, walls, and incessant barking, I was left with a painful option that many …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The reader posted a neat way for people to see the new spot even before it opens to the public.
Thanks to Patch reader, LRSCarrollwood (We're guessing that stands for Lee Roy Selmon's, Carrollwood). They added a cool new event to our Patch calendar. It's a chance for you to see the new restaurant before the actual grand opening. Lee Roy Selmon's newest location in Carrollwood is set to open to the public on Wednesday, December 5, but the restaurant will give back to a special cause during an exclusive pre-opening dinner to benefit the University of South Florida's Mentoring U Selmon Style program on Tuesday, December 4. Want to get the word out about your upcoming event? Post them on Patch! Carrollwood-Northdale Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dine In 2Nite offers variety of fresh meal choices for individuals and families.
In June, Carrollwood resident Jeff Donnel launched Dine In 2Nite, an innovative take on catering, offering the luxury of a private chef lifestyle, but without the sizeable expense. Having worked for years in the corporate world, Donnel was looking for a business that he could own and operate when he discovered Dine In 2Nite. Bulk meal and frozen meal delivery have been around for over a decade, but the San Diego-based Dine In 2Nite franchise premise of preparing an individual fresh meal each day and delivering that evening was a new concept. “I just fell in love with the idea,” Donnel said. “I became its first franchisee. It’s a great service and a great business model. I think once we get established, it’s going to be very successful.” …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The zoning master will release his recommendations regarding the case early next month.
About 200 people wearing red showed up at Monday night's Hillsborough County's Zoning Hearing Master meeting. The red symbolized their dislike for a proposed rezoning of Floyd Road. The crowd's stance was clear: No Walmart. "Our biggest issue on the eastern side is the traffic," said Original Carrollwood resident Mark Tempest, a member of 813CARe, an organization consisting of several neighborhoods and businesses opposed to the Walmart. Tempest said the project would "exaggerate and increase existing cut-through traffic." "We've been inundated with traffic calming and I don't think our neighborhood can tolerate any more traffic calming to support this specific proposal," Tempest said. "There's something wrong with the system if this kind …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dog-friendly event raises money for charity that works with at-risk youth.
Leash your friendly pup, dress him in his best football-themed attire and head out on Sunday October 14 to "Pups and Pigskins." The event held from 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. on Sunday at the Dale 1891 Gastro Pub will benefit Kids and Canines, a local non profit that helps at risk youth. “We hope a lot of residents attend the Yappy Hour to benefit Kids and Canines since it is a local nonprofit in our backyard,” said Laura Fontanills, vice president for High Hopes in High Heels, who helped organize the event. Dale 1891 Gastro Pub is located at 11742 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fl. A $5 donation at the door is requested to benefit the charity. Fundraiser patrons can also win a raffle chance by bringing in the following items from the charity’s …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The group will show up at the Oct. 15 Hillsborough County Board meeting to protest the rezoning.
The Tampa Pitcher Show continues to evolve to meet its patrons needs.
When the Valenti family opened in 1982, The Tampa Pitcher Show was not on the corner of a strip shopping center. It was the only free-standing building that far north on Dale Mabry Highway. “We were the furthest thing north on Dale Mabry that wasn’t woods,” said Wayne Valenti. As time passed, a shopping plaza and Carrollwood developed around them. Wayne's daughter, Karianne Valenti, grew up in the theater and remembered at five years old urging a construction worker to get back to work. “We were leaving and he was sitting on a stool by the door and I said 'Hurry up.' We want to start our business," she recalled. Cindy Valenti smiled at her daughter behind the bar on a recent day at the Tampa Pitcher show and added, "And she’s been bossy …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The store will open its doors on Nov. 1 following a free breakfast and live music.
Whole Foods' Northdale location has big plans for its opening day Thursday, Nov. 1. The store will open at 9 a.m. following a free continental breakfast in the parking lot at 8. The Gaither High School Band and cheerleaders will perform live music while eager shoppers munch on breakfast. The special festivities are a way of saying thank you to the community, said Shanti Walls, team leader at the store. "Ever since we announced this store, the Carrollwood and Northdale communities have been so gracious and wonderful to work with while we’ve made preparations for opening,” Walls said. In addition to the free eats, Whole Foods is giving back to local charities during the opening week. For the first five days, the store will donate 1 percent …
Friday, September 28, 2012
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Friday, September 28, 2012
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The event is a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the registration deadline is late October.
Friday, September 28, 2012
This just in from The Melting Pot: The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the premier fondue restaurant franchise headquartered in Tampa as an affiliate of restaurant management company Front Burner Brands, will host its third annual Melting Pot Golf Classic on Nov. 5 at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club, located at 13903 Clubhouse Drive in Tampa, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will feature two hole-in-one contests for a chance to win one of two Lincoln MKX two-year leases donated by Parks Lincoln and Park Ford of Tampa. Other tournament highlights include player gifts from golf’s leading manufacturers, raffle drawings, a live auction and an evening program including dinner and awards. The 27-hole …