Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ice Cream Shop Owner Grew Up on Dairy Farm

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ice Cream Shop Owner Grew Up on Dairy Farm

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Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND

Hugh Stanley grew up on a dairy farm and since childhood dreamed of opening an ice cream store.

His store, Joy Treats, will mark its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, with a moon walk, free hot dogs, free ice cream for kids under 12, games and drawings for a bicycle, portable DVD player and an iPod. Every pregnant woman who buys ice cream will get a free pickle, said manager Linda Weeks. The store is at 1407 University Blvd. N., a block north of Arlington Road.

The store will feature 16 ice cream flavors, five of which will be low sugar and low fat. Shakes, sundaes, banana splits and snow cones also are among the offerings, Weeks said.

"We want to provide what Old Arlington wants," she said. "It's a joyful neighborhood ice cream parlor."

In the fall, Weeks said, Joy Treats will make a couple of rooms available for children's birthday parties. In the future, baked goods, coffee and hot chocolate may be added to the menu. But since it's mid-summer and temperatures are high, the parlor is concentrating on ice cream, she said.

Bus route hearing

A public hearing on proposed bus route changes affecting Arlington is on tap Monday at Lake Lucina Elementary School, 6527 Merrill Road. Attendees can review plans and ask questions during an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. A formal presentation and comment period is at 6 p.m.

JTA is making the changes to be more efficient and provide better service, according to a news release. …

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