As you walk past the bathroom something shiny catches your eye. A week ago, you may have quickly glanced away, but now you have every reason to stop and smile. That shower looks gorgeous! Jeff Jensen from Shower Doors of Sarasota was right on the money when he said that frameless glass would offer just the right sleek, modern touch. And the gleaming fixtures add just the right pop to all that understated elegance. Next item on the to-do list? Call Jeff and have him take some measurements for the sliding door in the kids’ bath. It’s time for that room to get a makeover, too.
The Right Business
Wisconsin natives, Jeff and Chantal Jensen met as children when she came to play with her cousins next door. But she was a few years younger, so not really on his radar. Fast forward ten years or so and things had changed.
“Chantal and I reconnected when I was in my early 20’s. We got to talking, and I realized how much I liked her smile,” Jeff remembers.
In a few years they were married and, soon, their first daughter, Natasha, joined the family. Heather, Tara and Colin would follow.
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Ugh, what a day. You’re exhausted. All day, you had meetings, phone calls and deadlines you couldn’t miss. But you know what you did miss? Lunch. And now you’re hungry⎯unhealthy scrounging-for-food-I-don’t-have-to-cook hungry where you usually end up eating whatever’s around … cheese, crackers, chips, ice cream or possibly a banana. Only not this time—maybe never again.
You just discovered Get Fit Fuel—healthy eating at its finest, most convenient. You stopped by on your way home, grabbed a nutritious, pre-made, perfectly portioned, delicious Chicken Spinach Rollup—jammed packed with hormone and antibiotic-free chicken, baby spinach, crisp Granny Smith apple slices and seedless red grapes, complemented by a spicy blue cheese dressing—plus one of their energizing Lemon Vigor drinks. You take a sip, then bite into your wrap. This is better than good; it’s great. So great, you might just decide to head to the gym.
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When was the last time you had your car washed for $1.00? It could have been July 16th if you were at Clear Sunset Car Wash in Bradenton.
For months, owners Tony and Terri Milen had pondered the question: How do you celebrate being in the car wash industry for 60 years? Their answer was to roll back their prices to 1954 and help out some dreams … make that the Foundation for Dreams.
They wanted to honor their car wash’s legacy, Tony’s father, Jack Milen. The question was how to do it right.
“My father started a car wash called Jax Kar Wash, up in Michigan, in 1954. Back then, the price was $1.00, so we decided to give back to the community by washing cars for a $1.00.”
Although a fun idea, it was not the most important aspect of the anniversary celebration. One of the strongest lessons Jack instilled in his sons was philanthropy. Tony and Terri started searching for a local charity they could support by giving them all the proceeds and any donations they received during their anniversary event.
“We found the Foundation for Dreams, which is a camp that caters to children with special needs,” Tony said.
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For Lakewood Ranch residents, whether you are getting ready to purchase a home or you have lived in your home for years, one of the most important things you need to ensure is that your house is structurally sound. Until recently, your options to assess the safety of your home were limited and costly, but not anymore. Carotti Engineering offers you an expert opinion at an affordable price to give you peace of mind, and that is priceless.
Renato “Ren” Carotti built his business on serving as a structural engineer for professionals. “Originally, we were just catering to designers, contractors and home builders.” Ren wanted to expand when he saw the need for home owners, particularly home buyers, to determine the risk involved with any damage to the structure. Most inspectors are not qualified to assess the true nature of structural damage and evaluate the real costs involved in making repairs, which is where Ren comes in.
Engineer at Heart
Ren grew up just outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and often found himself fascinated by gadgets and toys and how things worked. He loved to “tear things apart” like the TV, alarm clock or VCR, which often landed him in hot water.
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The music starts. Smiling and confident, you walk out onto the dance floor. The first few steps of the foxtrot used to trip you up, but now you flow into it easily. You are laughing as the song ends, breathless and delighted. You hear fast Latin rhythms. Will it be salsa, samba or mambo? Your feet find the beat, and when the music starts you are already dancing.
You walked into Dancin On The Suncoast.com for the first time, two left feet that had spent too many years watching other folks have all the fun. After a few months of private lessons, group sessions and dance parties under the watchful eye of Patrick and Cyntia Johnson’s team of world-class instructors, you feel completely comfortable on the floor, carried away by the joy of the dance.
Born to Dance
Growing up in Britain, Patrick Johnson attended his first dance lesson at the age of four. He achieved his gold ranking at the age of six. “Out on the floor, in competition, you are a gladiator, and I enjoyed the fight. I love to dance, and I love to compete.”
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