Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Living in a Hurricane prone area can be nerve-racking at times. Even if you don’t live in the home full-time, it’s still important to protect your investment. These tips can help prepare you and your home not only for hurricanes but other types of severe weather.

  • Know your flood zone status: Whether you are in the process of buying a house, or have been living there for a while, it’s important to know if you’re in a flood zone or at high risk for flooding. If you are, you’ll want to consider purchasing flood insurance. Flood insurance can help cover things inside your home that get damaged during floods. Since policies vary, make sure to choose one that is best for your needs. Double check that any existing policies for home, flood or car are valid and up to date.
  • Learn your evacuation routes: Be aware of the evacuation routes in your area, where shelters are set up and follow the guidelines laid out by your local government.
  • Make arrangements for your pets: Local shelters may not accept pets so it’s best to call your local Humane Society to find pet shelters nearby.
  • Keep an updated emergency kit: Make sure to include a flashlight, batteries, a hand crank emergency radio, a first aid kit, some non-perishable food items, water, money, any necessary medications and important documents that you’ll need if you have to evacuate.
  • Prepare your home to weather the storm: Get ready for high winds and heavy rains by cleaning and securing your rain gutters. Make sure your hurricane shutters are in proper working condition.
  • Consider hurricane shutters, screens, and/or impact resistant windows: If you don’t currently have hurricane shutters consider investing in them for all windows. Another good investment is upgrading your windows, doors and garage door to impact resistant versions. If shutters are not an option, you can put up plywood boards. Make sure to cut each plywood board to fit each window and mark them so you know which one fits where. Use at least ½inch thick sheets of plywood and get them ready before hurricane season.
  • Trim All Dead Branches, Uproot Dead Trees and Remove any Potential Projectiles: Any loose object can become an air-borne missile capable of breaking through windows, doors, garage doors or even wall assemblies themselves. Torrential rains can then cause damage to the building components and contents even if the structure stays intact.

An approaching Hurricane can cause a lot of stress and panic, and preparing early can help make sure you, your family and your pets are safe. If you find yourself in a situation where a Hurricane is approaching be sure to follow any evacuation orders given by local officials. Don’t forget, hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.

Compliments of Michael Perry MSRE, CCIM, GRI

Consult Realty & Management


Avalon Park West Ready to Blast Off Independence Day Celebration

Community to host Wesley Chapel’s only fireworks display this July 4th

(May 23, 2018) Wesley Chapel, Fla. As the country celebrates its independence, Avalon Park West will be Wesley Chapel’s only place to see the rocket’s red glare and thousands of other fireworks.

For the 5th year, the mixed-use community taking shape in Wesley Chapel is hosting a celebration featuring a wide-range of family friendly activities – and a spectacular firework show.

“Our Independence Day Celebration is meant to bring all of the region together for an event they will remember,” says Stephanie Lerret, Senior Vice President at Avalon Park Group, Developer of Avalon Park West. “We take great pride in providing unique opportunities to play in Avalon Park West.”

The free event starts at 5 p.m. with the fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. Other activities include:


  • A pie bake-off, featuring scrumptious homemade pies
  • A bike parade, with kids showcasing and decorating their bikes
  • Wet and dry slides, for kids of all sizes
  • Dozens of vendors featuring crafts and goods
  • Food Trucks


In addition, Avalon Park West is looking for vendors who are interested in promoting their business in front of approximately 5,000 event attendees. For more information please contact Marielle Fernandez at


For more information, contact Marielle Fernandez, (813) 783-1515 or

About Avalon Park West: Avalon Park West is a master planned community, where residents will be a walking distance from shops, restaurants, and even work. Avalon Park West exudes a live, learn, work and play environment that brings people together in a hometown community. Front porch living creates a classic feel in a modern-day community. Avalon Park West is a place you can build traditions in a close-knit, traditional setting. Visit Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel, FL on SR 54. For more information about Avalon Park West, visit




Looking for summer activities for your children? Here is a list of fun, entertaining, and educational summer camps in the Wesley Chapel and surrounding Tampa Bay areas.

East Pasco Family YMCA – 2018 Summer Camp at Avalon Park West

The YMCA is offering summer camps and swim lessons this summer at Avalon Park West!




Basketball Clinic –

Saturday 1 x week for 4 weeks:  July 7 – 28

Age Range: 7 – 14

Time slots: Early Morning

15-20 players per clinic


Sign up for Sports Clinics HERE.




Swim Lessons –

Saturday 1 x week for 6 weeks: June 16-July 21 and/or July 28-9/1

Time slots: Early Morning

5-7 kids per lesson depending on age and ability

More details coming soon.


For information on more YMCA summer camps at other locations click here.



Power Martial Arts – Summer Martial Arts

Summer Martial Arts (5-Week)

Program Starts July 10th – Aug 9th

Cost $75 – Includes 10 classes and a FREE PMA Tee Shirt.

Classes held at Lake Bernadette 5410 Golf Links Blvd Zephyrhills 33541

Call 813-778-2709 for details!



Pinot’s Palette – Little Brushes Kids Camp

Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist? Then Little Brushes has exactly what you are looking for! At Little Brushes, we offer a fun-filled party, an atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between Little Brushes fosters a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit. We’ll also provide lunch and drinks. Come one day or every day this week, we’ll provide the FUN!

Age Range: 6 – 12

Dates: June 4th – July 27th

Camp Rates: $185 Weekly Rate (Save $8 per day on the weekly rate)

$45 Daily Rate

For more information click here.


A Dash of Salt n’ Pepper – Kids Cooking & Art Camp

Kids will have snacks, lunch, and dessert each day. This also includes all other activities planned, such as painting canvas’s, making slime, and a water day.

Age Range: 5 – 12

Dates: June 11th – June 29th, August 6th – August 10th

Camp Rates: $250

For more information click here.





Pin Chasers Summer Camp

Summer camp will include:

  • Daily Snack and Lunch
  • Bowling and Competitions
  • Indoor and Outdoor games
  • Movies, Arts, and Crafts
  • Arcade Games and Camp Party

All Campers get their own free personalized bowling ballt-shirt, and pin water bottle!

Age Range: 5 – 15

Dates: June 4th – July 13th

Camp Rates: $199

For more information click here.



Florida Hospital Center Ice – Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Camps

Learn to Skate Camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate skater who just wants to have fun.  Learn to Play camp is designed for those who have passed hockey 1 or higher and want to learn the fundamentals of the game.

Age Range: 6 – 13

Dates: June 4th – August 3rd

Camp Rates: $240

For more information click here.






Girl Scout Summer Camp

Hiking. Snorkeling Horseback Riding. Archery. Campfires. Swimming. Friendship that will last a lifetime.

Age Range: Grade 1st – 12th

Dates: June 10th – August 10th

For camp rates and more information click here





Tampa Yacht Country Club

Our course is geared toward fun and learning! We teach the basics of rigging an Optimist pram, basic boat handling, seamanship, sportsmanship, sailing fundamentals and water safety. Instruction is done in Optimists with 2 sailors per boat. Sailors must be at least 8 years old by the start of camp. We utilize sturdy beginner prams that safely fit children up to 100 lbs. Each Learn-to-Sail camp begins with swimming and capsizing activities to acclimate the sailors to the water and their boats.

Age Range: 8 – 13

Dates: June 11th – August 3rd

Camp Rates: $250

For more information click here.



Busch Gardens Tampa – Summer Day & Residents Camps

Day camps are week-long and provide campers in kindergarten through eighth grade hands-on, educational experiences with animals and the outdoors. Counselor-In-Training programs are available for grades 9-12.

Resident camps are multi-day sleep-away programs for students in grades five through college.

Age Range: Day Camp: Grades K-8
Counselors in Training: Grades 9 – 12
Resident Camp: Grades 5 – College

Dates: Day Camp: May 30th – August 3rd, Resident Camp: June 9th – August 12th

Camp Rates: Day Camp Starting at $189 Resident Camp: Starting at $849

For more information click here.







Premier Gymnastics Summer Camps

Premier’s Summer Camp is rewarding, fun and a great athletic activity for children of all ages and skill levels!

Summer Camp follows a schedule each day including the following activities:  All gymnastics events – Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor, use of the Trampoline and Foam Pit, Organized Games, Open Gym, Short Movies, Prizes, Arts & Crafts on Tuesday & Friday mornings and Themed Weeks.

Age Range: 3+

Dates: May 28th – August 11th

Camp Rates: $27 – $185

For more information click here.


Camp Seal – Seal Swim School Summer Camps

Seal Swim School offers a fantastic aquatic camp program for children four years old to ten years old.

Each camp week is centered around a fun theme where your child will enjoy a variety of activities such as swim lessons, recreational swim,  outdoor sports, indoor games, archery, arts and crafts and much, much more!

Age Range: 4 – 10

Dates: May 30th – August 9th

Camp Rates: $50 – $185

For more information click here.


Academy at the Lakes Summer Camps

Academy at the Lakes invites all children in the Tampa Bay community to join us for summer camp and summer school. We are conveniently located near many of north Tampa’s suburbs, including Land O’Lakes, New Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Carrollwood, and Wesley Chapel. Our Summer Camp program includes more than 60 offerings in art, sports, recreation, and enrichment. Our Summer School program offers both noncredit and for-credit courses.

Age Range: Ages 3 through rising 9th graders

Dates: June 4th – August 3rd

Camp Rates: $120 – $275

For more information click here.



Sky Zone – SkyCamp

Have an epic time at SkyCamp! Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities like age-appropriate exercise and Ultimate Dodgeball. It’s easy and hassle-free for parents: Drop ’em off and we’ll make sure they have the best experience ever.

Age Range: 8 – 14

Dates: TBA

Camp Rates: $35 – $45, Group rates start at $10.99

Contact Brianna to book your group at (813) 833-1740

For more information click here.

Avalon Park West Lands First Tenant for New Downtown Center

Lease Deal with Power Martial Arts Pushes Downtown Closer to Opening


Wesley Chapel, FL (November 1, 2017) – The opening of the first downtown building at Avalon Park West became clearer as the first tenant has agreed to occupy space.

Power Martial Arts has signed a five-year lease to occupy 2,500 square feet of space in Downtown Avalon Park West. That building will break ground in 2018 and is scheduled to open in 2019.

“Upon completion, Downtown Avalon Park West will be a gathering place for all of Wesley Chapel,” says Stephanie Lerret, SVP Marketing and Community Relations, Avalon Park Group. “Companies like Power Martial Arts are excited to be part of the first phase and we have many more exciting potential tenants ready to sign as we get closer.”

Avalon Park West, when completed, will have 4,800 residential units, 560,000 square feet of commercial space and 120,000 square feet of office space.  Avalon Park Group has built or is currently building 700 single-family homes.  Avalon Park West’s Downtown will be well under way with construction beginning on a new amenity, mixed-use building and charter school all starting in 2018 and are slated to be open in 2019.  Currently, Power Martial Arts is operating at the Lake Bernadette Community Center.

“We’re very excited about getting this place, a permanent home to teach martial arts to the community,” says Master Matthew Brown, owner of Power Martial Arts. “To be part of the launch of this great concept will be a great adventure.”


About Avalon Park West
Nestled in serene natural surroundings, Avalon Park West is a master planned community planned for 4800 residential homes and over a half million square feet of commercial and civic uses where residents will be in walking and bike riding distance to schools, shops, restaurants, workplace and recreational amenities.  Avalon Park West is a traditional community of small-town life where you can Live, Learn Work and Play. For more on Avalon Park West, please visit


Contact: Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Park Group, 407-427-6073 or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,




Avalon Park West to Scare Up a Great Time for Halloween

Spooktacular returns to haunt residents and the Wesley Chapel community


Wesley Chapel, FL (XXXX, 2017) – As fall cools down the temperature and the nights get long, Avalon Park West will be the center of entertainment for the community as ghosts, goblins and everything Halloween comes together at Avalon Park West’s Spooktacular event.

More than 1,000 people are expected to collect their candy, show off their costumes and start their Halloween right during the event.

“Bringing the community together is at the heart of why Avalon Park West will be a success,” says Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president, marketing & community relations, Avalon Park Group. “Enjoying the holidays with your neighbors is a long tradition of great communities.”

Spooktacular is just one of many events held throughout the year at Avalon Park West. The number of community events will be increasing as Avalon Park West continues to expand the number of homes and commercial spaces in the development. All events are open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Avalon Park West to attend.

Spooktacular details:

When: October 28, 2017, 5 – 8 p.m.

What: A variety of Halloween-themed events, such as costume parade, porch decorating contest, food trucks, a haunted house, trick or treating and more.

Where: 5227 Autumn Ridge Drive, Wesley Chapel

For more information or to sponsor the event, call 813-783-1515.

About Avalon Park West
Nestled in serene natural surroundings, Avalon Park West is a master planned community planned for 4800 residential homes and over a half million square feet of commercial and civic uses where residents will be in walking and bike riding distance to schools, shops, restaurants, workplace and recreational amenities.  Avalon Park West is a traditional community of small-town life where you can Live, Learn Work and Play. For more on Avalon Park West, please visit


Contact: Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Park Group, 407-427-6073 or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,


Fall Events at Avalon Park West

Summertime is ending and making way for the fall months. Time to trade in the bathing suits and trips to the beach for backpacks and parent-teacher conferences.

But the end of summer doesn’t have to equal the end of fun. Avalon Park West is ready to keep the fun alive this fall.


Movies under the stars

Movie Nights are back!

Beginning September 22nd, take out your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a Movie under the Stars every month with family and friends.

Mark your calendars for this fall’s movie dates:

September 22nd

October 13th

November 10th

December 15th



Spooktacular Flyer

This October, experience a Halloween like no other at Avalon Park West’s very first Spooktacular. A night of Trunk or Treating, costume parades, porch decorating contests, haunted houses and much more!

Want to show off your spectacular decorating skills or showcase your most creative costume yet? Now’s your chance! Participate in any or all of Spooktacular’s fun activities:

Car Decorating Contest (show all those trunk or treaters whose trunk is best!)

Porch Decorating Contest

Costume Parade


All the winners will receive prizes! Click here to register now!




Finally, you can’t miss this year’s Avalon Aglow and its spectacular fireworks show on December 9th. Stay tuned for more and make sure to visit Avalon Park West’s Information Center on 33613 SR 54, Wesley Chapel for more information on events.

Avalon Park West’s Commercial Wins Telly Award


Wesley Chapel, FL – May 12, 2017 – The Telly Awards have named NG Production Films as a winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Avalon Park West.   With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The Avalon Park West video showcases the Wesley Chapel, Florida new development master planned community. Avalon Park West adds to its small-town charm with neighborhood parks, tree-lined streets, garages accessible from private rear lanes and wide front porches that enhance the pedestrian-friendly character of the neighborhoods. At the heart of the community, Avalon Park West’s Downtown will bring convenience home with necessities like a medical center, schools, day care, dining and shopping all within only a short distance of home.

Avalon Park West is honored to have their community video nominated and chosen as a winner for the prestigious Telly Award. The Telly Award was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “Avalon Park West and NG Production Films accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“At Avalon Park West, we are excited and honored to be given this wonderful award. We are happy to say the video is a national award winning piece crafted with the partnership of NG Production Films who have executed our vision beautifully” said AnaLee Rodriguez, Marketing Manager at Avalon Park West.

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at