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Your community connection since 1995 May 4 May 31, 2012 There was a lot riding on the brisket sandwich Sunshine Davis ordered at 4Rivers Smokehouse. Shed never been, but she took her out-of-town parents who are both food and travel writers to try it out. She took a bite. The juicy meat dribbled off the sides of the sandwich, splashing onto her plate. A burst of smoky, tangy was hooked. I didnt really even know what it was. I just thought it would be like pulled pork but with beef instead of pork, Davis said. It falls apart on the bun. It looks like a mess, but it tastes amazing. Soon, Davis found herself making the 45-minute trek from East Orlando to the Win ter Park restaurant at least twice a month, which is no small feat for the mother of two Dawn Runyon never thought her hus band was capable of raping a teenager, espe cially since he fathered their then 1-year-old daughter. But some odd behavior, mixed with strik ing similarities between her husband and the news description of the rapist on the loose in their small New York town led her to contact the authorities. Timothy Rupert was very controlling and critical one day he choked her nearly to she said. She be came so fearful of him that she kept a note in her wallet saying that if she was found dead, it was her husband whod done it. He also wanted to leave town immediately after reports of the rape surfaced. Despite her suspicions, she still couldnt grasp that the man shed been married to for two years could commit such a heinous crime. She went to his trial and was shocked when he admitted to kidnapping a 17-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her before she escaped his clutches. Dawn doesnt know how long she sat in the courtroom, she only tear-soaked haze, new people were on trial in front of her. Dawn has spent every day since weighed down by the immense guilt that she should have done something to stop her now exhusband. She also found herself unable to trust people the way she used to. You look at life differently; you dont see the good in everybody, Dawn said. She fell into a deep depression and constantly thought about the poor teenage vic Dawns daughter, Laura, now 22 years old, said she was always aware of what her father did and because of that, she felt a strange connection to his victim, as if she were a long lost family member whom she desperately wanted to reconnect with. e Just 1 Books wheels ............ 7 Knights look forward ........... 9 TCHS shoes for water ......... 14 Chamber column new! ...... 17 Alafaya Trail update ............ 17 ehhef Avalon Park chef dedicates culinary school to ghting obesity epidemic10 erh Wrestler brought home rst state title for School8During the day, a trip to the new Bahama Breeze on Alafaya Trail can be anything but a breeze. For East Orlando resident Maria Competelli, just making the turn into the parking lot was a harrow ing experience. I personally always have to do a u-turn because I cant cross over the lanes, Competelli said. It freaks me out super badly. The quarter mile of road in front of The Shoppes at Alafaya Trail, which is between the Waterford Lakes Town Center and East Colonial Drive on North Alafaya Trail, can see between 3,000 and 4,000 cars an hour during the late morn ing and early afternoon, according to the Orange County Public Works that section of road is more than 50,000 vehicles a day. As soon as the Bahama Breeze opened, we knew we had a problem, District 4 Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson said.Trafc signal brings jobs JORDAN KEYESSun StaffOne light could help create 200 jobs and bring in $20 million worth of construction Please see DEVELOPERS on page 5 Break the silence, ride to peace MEGAN StST OkKES Sun Staff Phee DDiana OOakley, at left, Please see RIDE on page 6 Bring on the barbecue JORDAN KEYESSun StaffOnline efforts could help Phree SSunshine DDavis regularly SP Please see 4RIVERS on page 5 VB Smokehouse to L information about V S Center, visit www. victimservicecenter. com, call 407-644-2577 or visit the center at LS 165, Winter Park, T VSC hotline for victims is 407-497-6701..

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PP age 2 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 V I A PBS O PUBLISHERTracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@turnstilemediagroup. .com OWNERBeat Kahli bkioff@eosun..com ASSoOCIaA TE EEDITo OR Megan SStokes 407-658-2404 megans@eosun..com MaANaA GING EEDITo OR Jenny A Andreasson 407-563-7026 jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. .com DDESIGNER Jonathan GGallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@turnstilemediagroup. .com CopCOPY EEDITo ORS IIsaac Babcock SSarah Wilson STa AFF WRITERS SSarah Wilson Brittni Johnson AAlicia DDelGGallo ADVERTISING SaSALES LLinda SStern 407-376-2434 LS INTERNJordan Keyes LLEGaAL NoO TICES AAshley McBride LA SSUBSCRIpPTIoONS | CCIRCULaA TIoON Katie RReyes 407-563-7073 kreyes@turnstilemediagroup. .com Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. The East Orlando Sun is published by Turnstile Media Group. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to East Orlando Sun | 1500 Park Center Drive | Orlando, FL 32835 Coffee with Beat Beat Kahli OOur political pains and a prophecy Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the answers to these questions. CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.comLearn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com (407) 644-6646 *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. Dear readers, Youll notice a few changes in this months issue. A P AT MG ION CMDT MGP MOSV OSBPL more cohesive unit as we continue to expand how we deliver the local news you care about.. Before we go on, I thought youd appreciate a little bit of history about how we got here. In 2007, the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, now the Suns sister paper, was sold to Orlando-based T MGGPA The Observer was Turnstiles rst foray into the newspaper business, but it was a business CCGD CC Communications in 1916 with two newspapers and three staffers.. That company has grown to 30 publications, including such respected titles as Advertising Age and Crains Chicago Business.. Crain, president of Crain Communications since 1974, is an ardent believer in the mission of community journalism.. In 2007 he gave his blessing to build a portfolio of high-quality, communityfocused publications.. The same year that the Observer joined Turnstile, we welcomed the SV OV T V O 1990 and expanded to Winter Springs in 2000.. IOSINPCO L BPLB P OONT MGD diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. We are more than a newspaper we are a constant ow of information.. Our other products websites, newsletters and social networks are the go-to place for fresh, award-winning community news thats happening right in your backyard, news that affects your family and your neighbors and cannot be found anywhere else. And were constantly developing new ways to deliver that One thing is certain: community news, no matter how its delivered, wont go out of style. AT MGCMDI from you.. Please tell us about the changing ways that you consume media, and how we can adapt our mission to best t your needs.. Please email jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. .com, message T PCDO L Thanks for reading! Warm regards, Jenny A Andreasson Managing editor LLetter to readers Politics in the U.S. has become a national sport these days. Thats a big problem. And believe it or not, the ultimate solution lies right here in East Orlando. On its face, politics makes for great enter tainment. Whether youre liberal, conservative or anything in between, theres at least one major outrage, three or four minor weekly or monthly disparities, and half a dozen utopian promises awaiting you in your daily newspaper or on your favorite TV news program this evening. And thats half the problem we have in leading role as the worlds most productive economy, a model of democracy and the pur veyor of peace and prosperity throughout the world. That is what we want to be, isnt it? Isnt that the promise of our national institutions, our sixth-grade civics teachers, our American ideals: arent we a light for the world to follow? The shining example? Alas, weve lost some of our luster. For most of the world, American politics is not so much a signpost as a Seinfeld episode an amusing half-hour about nothing. Weve allowed our exceptional culture to erode. We live in a democracy. Our democratic ide als are crucial to our American culture, our way of life, and even the foods we put on the table for our families and the roofs we protect them with. But democracy only works if we participate, leave it all up to the other guy to do it and, well, weve seen those results before and they are disastrous. Whens the last time you attended a county commission meeting? A city council meeting? Whens the last time you spoke with a candiAs a community developer, I have been involved in many local political issues. Most people at the main street level hold the high est ideals of justice, fairness and democracy. Trouble is, there are never enough main street people. We common, everyday citizens the ones who obey the laws, pay the taxes, create the jobs and send our kids to school dont make time to participate in local government. ber of Commerce meetings, even neighborhood gatherings. Thats a trend we need to reverse. things I hate about the Occupy Wall Street campaign too. But the one thing I love about both sides of that equation is that they are everyday Ameri can citizens who are playing an active role in expressing their political will. In politics, the answer is always found in the middle somewhere. Somewhere between Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, theres a solution that will restore America to its rightful place among the worlds great cultures. Thats us. You and me. Were the ones in the middle. We are the solution. We need to participate. The prophecy? I think most of us are getting tired of the fake drama. I think most of us feel the need for a little parental discretion. I hope and pray more of us are about to get involved.For most of the world, American politics is not so much a signpost as a Seinfeld episode an amusing half-hour about nothing.

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PP age 4 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSEOSun.com The horses across the fence from the Christmas Fire Station mosey over to Lt. Elaine Fisher after only one holler. They know her voice means carrots or apples to munch on. The horses arent the only ones in the community who are friend rancher who owns the property next door, sends over fresh squash for them. Another neighbor makes them homemade zucchini bread, and at Christmastime the amount of cookies, cakes and pies hand delivered to the station is enough to keep them eating until spring. You know all the dogs, all the horses, all the people, Fisher said. When you go out on a call, you know the people. Its that closeness with the com munity that made the ground breaking of the new, sorely needed station so special on Tuesday, April 17. For more than 20 years, ing out of a temporary station a doublewide trailer thats falling apart from the inside out. The ago, the bathrooms are so musty that mushrooms are growing in the stalls and a sheet hanging on a curtain rod in front of a closet forms the only bedroom in the place. ond home. They work in 24-hour shifts, which means a third of their lives are spent eating meals there, working out, sleeping and hanging out. Were getting a new home, Whitesell said. The fact that the county is doing this for us and the community, were real excited. Whitesell is most excited about the indoor gym. All of their workout equipment is currently just outside the trailer door, which means lifting weights in swelter ing weather in the summer and frigid temperatures in the win ter. Whitesell said the worst part about working outdoors is the mosquitoes. Besides the exercise area, the $1.2 million, 6,948-square-foot station will feature a commercial kitchen, dining area, day room, three dorms with two beds each, two full locker rooms, a storage area for equipment, lieutenant suites and a public area for blood pressure testing and other ser vices. The new station was made possible by the $2 million Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs set aside for each commissioner to spend on priority projects in their districts in July. District 5 Com missioner Ted Edwards made the decision to funnel that money to the station. Christmas did come early Edwards told the crowd of com just before the groundbreaking. This has been an embarrassment to District 5 and Orange County. This is probably the only mobile station we have. Bobby Beagles, president of the Christmas Civic Association, county to build a permanent sta tion for more than 14 years. His wife, Vickie, said it feels longer. ing for this forever, she said. The Beagles will donate a painting of a dalmation next to a give up underneath, to be hung up in the new station. It belonged to the couples son-in-law, an by a tractor trailer while working a crash scene on the Florida Turn pike 10 years ago. When asked why he wanted to donate the painting, Beagles said, Because we love him and we love this station. PProtect the people A new station means more than just better facilities and amenities; stay in the community in case of ers would have to leave the station and hunker down at the Bithlo Fire Station 82 if a hurricane came through because the trailer can not withstand hurricane-strength winds. You dont want to leave the community youre here to pro tect, Whitesell said. The new station will not only exceed the state standard of with standing 130 mph winds but will also have a back-up generator. Fisher said the Christmas sta tion is assigned an airboat because of its proximity to the St. Johns River. But because of the mobile unit, the boat is kept at the Bithlo station, which means that when theyre called out to the river for anything from a boat crash to a boater experiencing cardiac arrest on the river, they must borrow a boat from Midway Airboat Rides on State Road 50 until Bithlo can get their airboat out there. Its a plan thats worked so far but Fish er said if they get a call at night, Midway isnt there to help them. Someday it could be an air line crash out there. If a pilot is in trouble, hes going to look for a soft place to land, Fisher said. Beverly Russell, whos lived in Christmas since 1996, said having a facility strong enough to stand up to hurricane-force winds is the main concern for Christmas residents. But it also makes them feel as important as other county residents. We were the last community to have a temporary station, and catching up to the rest of the com munities. We feel like we matter, she said. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Howe said the Christmas station is dear to his heart after spending three years there just before ac cepting a management position. Because its in such a rural area a population of 1,754 people, Howe said that when a call comes, the crew is on its own for much longer than a typical station in Orange County. Its typically slow, but when youre called, youre by yourself for quite some time. You have to make sure everyones on their game, Howe said. When you get a horrible crash on the Beachline, its 15 to 17 min utes before the next crew will be there, Division Chief Mike Wajda added. You have to do the same amount of work, the same tasks as the downtown crew but with less people. Fisher said this station is also unique in the kinds of calls they get and how they handle them. She recalled a 3 a.m. call from a neighbor whose cow got loose. Typically, a station would have to call Orange County Sheriffs Of cow in the middle of the night in a rural area like Christmas. But with the help of so many of their neighbors, they were able to track the cow down before it caused a vehicle crash or other problems. We have to rely on each other more than other stations do. We have 24-hour shifts so we spend more time together than most families, Fisher said. Mike & Mary Kranz The Kranz TeamKeller Williams Advantage Group407-716-6614mikemary@mindspring.com www.kranzteam.com Short Sale Certied High Integrity Strong Negotiators Superior Customer Service Serving our Waterford Area neighbors since 1995For all of your Real Estate needs contact: Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com Christmas gets re station MEGAN StST OkKES Sun StaffAfter 20 years, a permanent facility is rising Phee Fireghter Joann RRupert takes time to feed the horses across the fence from the old re station, located in rural Christmas.. Check out more photos, including a rendering of the new station by

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PP age 5 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSEOSun.com whos currently earning a masters in commu nications at the University of Central Florida. As an Internet marketing professional, she knew there was something she could do about her dilemma: start a Facebook group, which she did on April 6. Bring 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Waterford people posting things such as, UCF/Water ford Lakes area needs you. Im tired of the same old BBQ over here. Another Facebook user quickly respond ed, This might be the best campaign ever! Davis movement was something food fans could get behind: food bloggers were sharing the page and friends kept joining. And it turns out owner John Rivers was already considering opening an East Orlando location. Weve been spending a tremendous amount of time looking for property on the east side of Orlando and to see that kind of re sponse from our fans out there is overwhelm ing and extremely humbling, Rivers said. I cant tell you how much we appreciate the desire to have us there. fever. The original location is unsuspecting with its small building, and even smaller dining room. Theres always a line out the door during lunch and dinner hours. The business own Facebook page currently has more than 9,600 likes and their Peace, Love and 4Rivers bumper stickers can be seen all over town. The restaurant responded to demand by opening two other locations in the Orlan do area one in Longwood and the other in Winter Garden. Before opening the inaugural restaurant, Rivers said he never expected to have such enthusiastic supporters. What was supposed to be a small catering company has become a full-blown restaurant franchise and people like Davis are behind that. To this day, weve never spent a penny on traditional advertising; its all word-of-mouth, grassroots marketing, he said. I think the basis for that is doing the right thing to help people. Even before Davis campaign, 4Rivers had student, said a locale near campus would be ideal. I love 4Rivers and I think UCF students would really love having one over here, cial environment there is something wed all really enjoy. 4Rivers spokesperson C. Major said the East Orlando deal is moving in a good direc tion but said Rivers was still looking at con tracts and making decisions so she couldnt give more details. Rivers and Davis recently met and she too reported on her 4Rivers Face book page that things are looking good for an East Orlando location. I dont have an agenda, Davis said. I dont want to sell him property or anything, Davis said. I just really love the restaurant. Extraordinary Patient CareCENTERED AROUND ALL AGES, STAGES & SCHEDULESAt the Centers for Family and Pediatric Care at Florida Hospital, we are committed to providing quality health care to all families in East Orlando. As an established teaching facility, our diverse medical team has access to the latest research and medical educationproviding leading-edge diagnostics. Specialty Services: Chronic Conditions Gynecology Services Geriatric Care Smoking Cessation Program Pediatric Services Urgent Care ServicesSame-day appointments | Open Tuesday until 7pm Call 407.303.6830 to schedule. Tenemos a mdicos que hablan espaol. 7975 Lake Underhill Road, Suites 200 and 120, Orlando, FL 32822 www.CenterForFamilyCare.com | www.CenterForPediatricCare.comCFC-12-7146 Beasides making it easier to motor ists to access the plaza, the addition of for more retailers who have been inter ested in the site. Dicks Sporting Goods signed a ten tative agreement to become an anchor store for the Shoppes, but only after an agreement was reached to construct a center. Jasons Deli is also planning to occupy space there. We had several retailers who were looking to build here, property spokesperson Scott Corwin said. But they didnt want to move forward until they knew something was going to be done about the intersection. determined installation costs will be paid for by the developers with no cost area could be sizeable, Thompson said. If this retailer comes, [the light] be comes a catalyst for them signing on the dotted line, $20 million in construction spending and over 200 jobs, she said. Sometimes a light isnt just a light. Many major retailers make sure that when they start construction they can be open in time for the holiday season, which was a factor in getting the light approval expedited, Thompson said, but not the main one. because its a safety issue, Thompson said. If the numbers work then you can get it in the queue or you go where it will have the most effect. Corwin agreed: Cars trying to get gerous. Thats an accident waiting to happen. Now that changes are in motion, Corwin says that more retailers are join ing in. According to developer UP De velopments website, at build out, The Shoppes at Alafaya will have 14,000 square feet of retail and a 40,000-squareLLights all around This light isnt the only one going up in an attempt to solve problems for East Orlando residents. In an effort to clear up frequent traf ties, the developer of a neighborhood near the intersection of Timber Springs Boulevard and Avalon Park Boulevard will fund the installation of a light in front of their entrance. for the lights as the data collection and research stages are ongoing. These developers arent just paying for the construction of the signals, Thompson said. Theyre also paying for signalization, which is the process of studying and reprogramming the timing of all the surrounding signals. The work that developers and Or intersections is not only bringing in new business but making people like Competelli more comfortable behind the wheel in East Orlando. I would just feel safer and it would make my trip so much easier, she said about the light on Alafaya Trail. It would be a lot less stressful. C ONTINDOM fr e C ONTINDOM fr e DEVELOPERS 4RIVERS I cant tell you how much we appreciate the desire to have us there. John Rivers, owner of 4Rivers Smokehouse

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PP age 6 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSEOSun.com I always felt that she would re sent us and that broke my heart, Laura said. On April 27, the two women arrived at Orlando International Airport to meet the woman who theyd become so emotionally at tached toDiana Oakley, who now lives in Waterford. Laura was so afraid that Diana would hate her that she was sick to her stomach. Although she had exhotel, Laura almost didnt board I didnt want her to hate us, she said. There wasnt a moment of hesitation; the three women embraced when they saw each other. There were tears but not as much as the women thought before meeting. We held it together, Diana said laughing. They spent the entire day to gethergoing to the beach and out to dinner. Meeting Dianas husband and three young children and seeing that she smiles often and is out-going and funny gave theyve needed for 21 years. I feel 1,500 pounds lighter Laura said. Dawn and Laura came to Or lando to ride with Diana in the Victim Service Centers Ride to Reach in Avalon Park on April 28 the anniversary of Dianas at tack and the day when Ruperts parole hearings arise each year. The biking fundraiser was inspired by Dianas survival. DDianas story One of the ways Diana showed her healing was the fact that she was willing to get on a bike at all, let alone take a 17-mile trip. In fact, shed promise herself shed get back on the saddle every year since her attack but never did until a few months prior to the event. She had loved pedaling around her small New York town as a child. There was no reason to think her joyride on April 28, 1991the different from any other until she was thumped on the back of the head, propelled off of her bike and skidded 30 feet along the pavement. The driver of the pickup truck that hit her rushed to her aid, apologizing profusely. He in sisted on helping her to her house and loaded her and her bike into the truck. As they drove, Diana noticed shotgun bullets rolling back and forth around her feet on the pas stop but that didnt keep her from noticing that theyd driven at least only gone one. She knew something was wrong. They pulled her door with a hatchet and said, Dont scream. She gave in to the idea that shed be killed that day. Her hands were bound, and he had left her sitting on a blanket in the middle of the woods to get something from the truck Diana knew it was the shotgun those bullets belonged to. Suddenly, something told her to stand up, turn around and run. She listened. Branches smashed into her face and her naked body as she ran. The terror that kept stinging from the sound of him chasing behind her propelled her faster and faster. She was sure at any moment he would grab her hair and pull her back. To her amazement she saw a house ahead of her. She remem bers everything about that day vividly but after the people in that house answered the door, she shut down. She knew they had covered her with a blanket and remembers looking out the window and see ing that if she had run any other way, she would have been run ning to nothing but more woods. Timothy Rupert was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison. His sentence expired last year for release. Still, every year on April 28 when his chance for parole sur faces again, the anxiety starts to build. Dawn and Laura become terribly stressed. During his time in prison, hes sent death threats to not only Dawn but to the pros ecutor and judge who helped put him behind bars. Diana said she spends the day on the couch, the weight of sadness keeping her down. For years following her attack, Diana numbed the pain with ex cessive drinking and drugs. Even after she met her husband and settled into family life she thought about the attack every day; it de constantly but never talked about it. Gina Costa, Victim Service Center of Central Florida execu tive director, said Dianas reaction to the assault is common, espe cially when theres no treatment. When she was assaulted 21 years ago, there werent a lot of services available, she said. Weve only been in existence since 1999. People assaulted before that were still going to the emergency room where a rape is not considered a medical emer gency. They can be waiting there for hours and hours and hours, and when you are seen, theres just a little curtain separating you from everything else. to write her story in the form of an online blog. Shed write and the pain would bubble up and shed want to stop but she forced herself to keep going. It took her three years to write it all out. It felt good but the response she started getting from other victims of sex ual assault felt even better. I didnt mean to write a book, she said of Intended Harm, which she published in 2010. I didnt think I would ever be nor mal again. I thought I was dam aged beyond repair. Her healing has progressed so far that shes actually forgiven the man who stole 16 years of her life and said she wishes he could be rehabilitated not just for him but for her too so she could rest easy that he wont come after her. Writing had undoubtedly aid ed her recovery but her husband Tom Oakley said her work vol unteering at the VSC treatment facility and her role as chairman of the VSCs speaking bureau has helped her move on. The more she gets out and helps people, the better she is. She has a unique gift for under standing what others are going through, he said. He said meeting Dawn and Laura means a tremendous amount to her recovery. It shows how much shes grown as a person. It shows the healing is complete. This is full circle. Seeing the three women to gether, they seem like old friends, getting together to catch up. They joke, laugh and swap stories. Its easy, enjoyable, normal. 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PP age 7 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSEOSun.com Sarah Dewitz stood far from the bookmobiles swinging door, afraid to enter. It wasnt the fact that the bus had been abandoned in Orange Countys lot off of Michigan Street and Bumby Avenue for the past four years, or the pair of pants she found in it days earlier that toured it, but rather the huge spider that made the entrance to the bus its home. The bookmobile was funded four years ago by the county but lost its funding that same year, so tires, an inch of dust collected on each of the book shelves and the reading posters on its walls start ing to curl. But to 12-year-old Sarah, its Since she and her family start ed Just 1 Book two years ago in April, theyve collected and do nated more than 75,000 books for kids who might otherwise not be able to afford them, set up mini libraries in community and Head Start centers in areas where reading material is more scarce, and created state and nationwide part nerships to expand Just 1 Books reach. But a bookmobile was al ways Sarahs dream. I wrote down a list of things Id like to see with Just 1 Book when it started. On that was an ice cream truck but for books, said the East Orlando girl. The bus will help the organization collect and distribute more books at events Sarahs mom the ceiling with boxes of books and will allow them to more easily reach kids groups, such as summer camps and Head Start programs. They estimate a couple thousand books can be stored in the bus at a time. The Dewitz family found out that the county had the bus in its lot last year, and immediately started working on a way to claim it. At the April 24 Orange County Commission meeting, the motion to sell the bus to the family for $1,800 was all but approved until Mayor Teresa Jacobs decided it should be donated instead. I cant think of anyone in this county who could do better with a bookmobile than Sarah Dewitz. This is the most remarkable young woman. In two years she has gotten people to donate 75,000 books 75,000 books, she said, astounded. If we could clone her, we could change the world and even if we dont, she could change the world herself. Sarah never saw that coming. In fact, in the beginning, she was sure it would have been at least 10 years before her bookmobile dream would come to fruition. I thought it would take lon ger for it (Just 1 Book) to catch on and for people to realize that kids want and need books. People say, Oh, kids dont like to read any more. They do, she said. Sarahs dad, Bill Dewitz, said he had a mechanic look the bus over before they moved ahead with trying to purchase it. The bus is in fairly good condition with only 7,500 miles and a need for a new battery, new tires and tion Give Back Central Florida has The poor thing has been sit ting here, Sharlene said, looking pitifully at the bus. Although Sarah is the face of Just 1 Book, its truly a family effort. One member of the family whos usually behind the scenes is Sarahs 15-year-old brother, Dan for the organization, he modestly lists grunt work such as lifting boxes or setting up tents at events, but hes made a huge impact on the growth of Just 1 Book. He attends Boone High School as a magnet student. When he heard the Student Government Association was looking for a service project, he pitched Just 1 Book. They collected 3,500 books in March and plan to continue serving Just 1 Book in the future. Dannys constantly thinking about ways to help the organiza tion. While touring the Florida governors mansion with his high school class, he gave the curator there Sarahs business card. Everyone needs books. Everyone needs an education, he said. Ill be in it as much as I can, do ing anything I can do to help. All Sarah has to do is ask, she knows that. Governor is scheduled to an nounce Just 1 Book as the state wide service project, which means all 261 clubs in the state will be col lecting books and dispersing them to kids in need. A Just 1 Book has also launched in Sharlenes hometown of Carteret, N.J. So far, 6,000 books have been collected there. Were hoping to get more communities nationwide, Shar lene said. During the Orange County meeting, Jennifer Thompson told Sarah, The world is your oyster. Mays Rotary Business of the Month is Briantos Original Hoagies in Avalon Park. Owner Brian Seals has a soft spot for kids. His business provides lunch for Orange County Academy students from Bithlo when they periodically come to Avalon Park for free hair cuts and other services, such as karate class. He prepares a platter of food each week for Friday Night Life, Avalons free teen club, and donates all of their paper supplies. Briantos, which is a Partner in Education, also hosts spirit nights for each of the local schools and supports many individual causes for kids in the area. Briantos is located at 12001 Avalon Lake Drive, Ste. B, Orlando. Their hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 407-382-2667 or visit www.briantos.comBusinessMonthof theRotary Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Avalon Park, the East Orlando Sun and Pinnacle Awards and Promotions, the Rotary Business of the Month recognizes East Orlando businesses and organizations that are actively involved in their communities and embody the motto of Rotary: Service above self. Winners receive a plaque, a free advertisement in the Sun and a spot in the Downtown Avalon Park Discount Card, which serves all of East Orlando. Nominate a business at facebook.com/ avalonparkrotary.Briantos Original Hoagies LA PJ BGMT O Brian Seals.. Just 1 Book hits the road MEGAN StST OkKES Sun Staff Phee SSarah DDewitz said shes wanted a J B J Book, visit just1book..net

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PP age 8 OS May 4 May 31, 2012 Sports EOSEOSun.com It only took two years for Frangelyca Brito to become a champion. The East River High School senior began her wrestling career last year, and in January she won the state tournament. Although her rise to the top may seem to When Brito was three months old, her mother left the country, and took her to the Dominican Republic illegally. Britos father, He wouldnt gain full custody of Brito until she was 6 years old. In the beginning, she left and she took everything, she even took her, Jose said of his eldest daughter. Everything started from there the abuse and the hit ting. So one day they call me from school and she was all bruised up, and I had custody since then, Jose explained. Now Brito only sees her moth er once or twice each year, but she doesnt hold a grudge. She leaves that anger for the mat. I didnt really think about, Oh you need to win, Brito said, I just thought, I need to go aggressive because this will prove to my mother that I can make it I can do other stuff; I can be really good without you. After years of therapy, she channels her anger into sports, and her relationship with her fa ther has grown very strong. It was me and her battling everything, and um, Jose paused, looking down at the ground, we went through a lot. We became very good friends and I think that helps a lot. When Brito was young, she looked to school as a safe haven. She would spend hours there after classes ended. For me, at that age, it was like, well, school is safer than home, Brito said. School is my home, ya know, home is just a place where I sleepI guess thats another reason why I feel so comfortable staying so late at the school for sports, because Im so used to do ing it from when I was little until now. Once she started wrestling, she was able to put those extra hours to good use. She got to know the janitors, and sometimes they let her practice long after the rest of the team went home. Shed spend hours working on her form for different moves while listening to one song on her iPod: Bulletproof by La Roux. Ya know, this time baby Ill be bulletprooof, I would blast it, Brito said. I would literally be there in sweats, my wrestling suit and East River jacket til I was dripping sweat. I would cry when I didnt get something right, make myself mad and keep going. AA star is born East Rivers wrestling coach and science teacher, Nicholas Eliason, saw something special in Brito. He met her while coaching the bowling team she was on and formed a close tie with her father. One day, Jose called Eliason, asking him to talk to her about an argument theyd had at home. Eliason agreed, and pulled Brito aside after class. He suggested she try wrestling to help her deal with her anger. Brito took her teachers advice. If I had never done wrestling, I would still have to do therapy, Brito said. I guess wrestling just took my mind off everything, and they said I didnt have to go to therapy anymore. She was a natural, and one year only state champion athlete. For girls wrestling, if you get the athletically gifted, physically strong wrestler which she is its a little easier, Eliason said. Britos junior year she lost a few matches, but still made it to the state tournament and took second place. She lost to a senior from Cypress Creek whose nickname was the beast. Brito came back senior year with a vengeance. Not only did she remain undefeated, 15-0, but she won every match by pinning her opponent, rather than a deci sion on points. The season culminated with her winning the state title in the 215 lb. weight class. It felt like time went slow when I was wrestling her, and every move I made, it was just slow, like I had time to do everything, and she grew like really weak, and then I just brought her down, Brito said. The win was an emotional one for her father. I was really proud, and I think I cried, Jose laughed. However, being able to beat everyone hasnt always been a good thing. She often hurt girls on her team when she practiced with them. We had to have some of the boys team come in to wrestle her so she had some competition, Eliason said. Just because the boys can withstand injuries, it doesnt make the girls any less aggressive, accord ing to Brito. The females are just as aggressive as the guys are, She said. If we werent aggressive then it wouldnt really be wrestling, it would just be girls hitting each other. After graduating, Brito plans on joining the Navy and wrestling on their team, a decision her fa ther supports. When I was younger I wanted to go to the Navy, but I couldnt because mom and dad never ap proved, Jose said. We talked about it, and I explained to her that if she keeps her grades, and thats what she liked, then Id sup port her whatever she wanted to do. The only thing I told her is to make sure to be whatever she wanted to be. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology www.orlandoallergy.com250 N. Alafaya Trail Ste 130 Orlando, FL 32825407-380-7991 Evening hours available7560 Ste. 2064 Oviedo, FL 32765407-366-7387 PhotoHOTO byBY ADeG Frangelyca had many life hurdles to overcome but once she did, her drive for perfection in wrestling and complete dedication to the sport made her the best in the state. Below, she poses with her dad with whom shes very close. From troubled student to champion AALIcCIA DDELGGALLO Sun Staff School has its rst state champ

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Page 9 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Sports EOSun.com HEALTH VALUES SUPPORTAVALON PARK YMCA BLANCHARD PARK YMCA 407.381.2512 407.381.8000 MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE $50OFF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAYWHEN YOU JOIN BY MAY 31 JOIN THE YAt the Y, membership gives you more. Access to 27 Family Centers where you can improve your health Discounts of up to 50% off youth sports and summer camps that build confidence and instill values in our kids The Y even provides financial assistance to support neighbors in need right in your own community. Today, do something that is good for your heart, good for your kids and good for your community, and a great value year round. Visit ymcacentralflorida.com and click on NEW THIS MONTH/MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE to learn the true value of a Y Membership.Connect with us: Knights look to regroup IsSAAC BAbBCoOCK Sun StaffEast Rivers Ryne Rankin received the schools rst Class 8A First Team All State honors for the 2011 football season. He recently signed with the Georgia Bulldogs. Timber Creek mens and womens tennis teams both nished in third place in the district tournament. Brittany Spurgeon was district runner up in line 5 for singles, KK endall Romain was in line 3 singles and Sydney Ismir was in line 4 singles. East Rivers A Alexis Brand and Lauren CChiota placed fth on Day 1 of the Class 3A District 7 tennis tournament in April. Timber CCreeks girls lacrosse team defeated Dr. Phillips on April 27 15-13, which moved them into the nal eight in the state. They fell to Bishop Moore 12-7 on May 1 in the third round. The UCCF baseball teams climb in the national rankings continued in April as it surged seven spots to No. 7 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches poll and jumped two more spots to No. 8 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings. The Knights (35-10, 13-5) tied the highest ranking in school history as they were slotted at No. 7 in 2001 by Baseball America prior to the NCAA Columbia Regional. East Rivers Wilfredo Rodriguez was named to the 1st Team All Metro Conference basketball team and was also voted MVP. He was also selected to the Puerto Rican 18U National Team. Timber CCreeks baseball team defeated University on April 27 for the District Championship 10-0. They played Vero Beach in the rst round Region game Thursdayafter press time. The East River boys weightlifting team won third place in the Eastern Division of the Super Metro Championship in April. KK eith CClements was named the Metro Conference Champion (219 pound class) and was named to the All Metro Team. After defeating East River in the Regional Seminal game 8-7 in April, the Timber CCreek girls softball team traveled to Durant High School at press time for the regional nal game. East River track teams Jose Santana was crowned regional champion in the 400 meter race and Gilbert Gildersleeve won second place in the high jump, clearing 6.The Scoop Timber CCreek tennis East River track team

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Page 10 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com BrittRITTNiI JoOHNsoSON Sun StaffChef Richard Rosado hopes to teach healthy cooking in Avalon Park PhotoHOTO bBY brBRIttnTTNI JohnsonOHNSON Richard Rosado cooks turkey burgers with cilantro and pineapple for his family. He hopes to teach others to cook healthy. Life lessons from a chef For more information about Chef Richard Rosado, his classes and mission, visit amecookingclass.com Plan your weekend with The Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes, Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo and Winter Springs.Visit eosun.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 11 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com Kid group feeds homeless pets BrittRITTNiI JoOHNsoSON Sun Staff PhotoHOTO bBY brBRIttnTTNI JohnsonOHNSON Paula KKane and neighborhood Bithlo kids are excited about free dog food from the foundation. Visit doglandofoundation.org for more information about The Doglando Foundation. For more information about United Global Outreach visit ugo2.org

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Page 12 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com MAY Y East Orlando schools are encouraged to participate in the OCCPS District 2 Book Drive to benet Englewood and Pinar Elementary schools summer reading programs. New or gently used books for kids grades K-8 can be donated to any District 2 schools front ofce through May 11. Those outside of District 2 can donate by contacting Orange County School Board member Daryl Flynn at daryl. ynn@ocps.net Waterford Lakes Town Center will host Family NNight on the Patio every Friday night from 7-11 p.m. throughout the year near Friendly Connes. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy free games and listen to DJJ Laurie. The Patio is located at 413 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando. An art collection from Valencia College students will be displayed through May 18 in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on the Valencia East Campus at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. For more information, visit valenciacollege.edu/gallery MAY Y 4 AA valon Park Relay For Life runs from 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, through midnight Saturday, May 5, at Timber Creek High School. Visit www.relay forlife.org MAY Y 5 Epic Family 5KK races presented by Nemours Childrens Hospital and Orange County Parks and Recreation, will host a 5K race at Blanchard Park, 2451 N. Dean Rd., Orlando on May 5. Races are for all ages and the cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit www.OrangeCountyParks.net or connect on Facebook at Orange County Government Parks and Recreation. Waterford Lakes CANCAN collec tion takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Residents can leave canned food items at the end of their driveway and volunteers will pick it up and donate it to local food pantries. The UCCF KKnights Baseball team takes on Presbyterian College at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at JJay Bergman Field on the University of Central Florida Main Campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff and youth. For more information, visit ucfathletics. com MAY Y 6 Twilight Tea in the Garden, an event that will support Kristin Root in her Walk for the Cure, is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Myrtle Glen, a private garden in Avalon Park. There will be food and desserts, door prizes and hypertufa planters for purchase. Tickets cost $20 at the gate and $15 pre-sale with all proceeds beneting Walk for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk 2012. For more information, contact Kristin at 407-277-5419 or email rootke@ yahoo.com MAY Y 8 The Parent Resource Group, a free support group for parents, meets the rst Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 8, at the Blanchard Park Y YMCA. Children welcome. To register or for more information, call 407-382-5551. MAY Y 11 Shabbat CChavayah: Temple Shir Shaloms Shabbat Experience is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at UCUMC Main Sanctuary, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo. There will be new, original music with full-scale production. The 4th Annual Party with a Purpose for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Black Hammock Fish Camp in Oviedo. Live band The Retreads will entertain guests and there will be free snacks, a cash bar, rafes and prizes. There is no admission; funds will be raised via voluntary donations and sale of rafe tickets. Contact yesican26@aol.com or 407432-7104 for more information. MAY Y 12 See live entertainment, arts and crafts and food from China, IIndia, IIndo nesia, JJapan, Korean, the Philippians, Thailand, Vietnam and others at the AAsian CCultural Festival from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in downtown Avalon Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit aahc-cf.org The 58th A Annual Bahia Shriners CCircus will perform at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 12-13 at the UCF Arena, Bldg. 50 N. Gemini Blvd., Orlando. General admission tickets are $14 at the UCF Arena Box Ofce. For more information, visit ucfarena.com MAY Y 16 The East Orlando Chambers 2012 Visioning event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the UCF College of Medicine at Lake Nona. A panel of key leaders in the community will discuss the topic, Boldly Building Our Future: Talent Supply and Education as Drivers of IInnova tion & Economic Development. Visit eocc.org The following are free events at the AAlafaya Branch Library 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando: Mothers Day Floral CCrafts is at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Sarah Andriaccio of Flower Girl Designs will teach a oral design class for Mothers Day. Design a decorative fan with cascading ribbons, pearls and owers to give to the coolest mother you know. To register, call 407-835-7323. CCitizenship Inspired is at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22. During this four-week program, students will meet each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and IInterview. To be eligible for U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write and speak basic English. This series is for adult learners and is free to cardholders. Visit www.ocls. info or call 407-835-7323. The whole family can come watch a screening of Disneys Lilo & Stitch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. There will be Hawaiian-themed crafts. The event is recommended for children ages 6-12. Call 407-835-7323 or visit the Alafaya location page at ocls.info Preschool-aged children are invited to a train-themed event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Kids ages 3-5 can become a conductor and there will be readings of train stories throughout the day. For more infor mation, call 407-835-7323 or visit the Alafaya location page at ocls.info Short-Term Host Families NeededPromote Cross-Cultural Connections in the Orlando Area! Open your home to an EHP international student for 3 weeks this summer!Education Firsts Educational Homestay Program (EHP), a France to Orlando this summer to study English and experience the American way of life. We are currently looking for homes for these students and we need your help! Below is some additional information on this summers program: hours!Host Families, if you are interested, Cell: (808) 551-5613 CCalendar AAsian CCultural Festival Valencia art exhibit

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Page 13 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE ENJOY FREE HOT DOGS, BOUNCE HOUSE, MUSIC, GAMES & MORE Join Us for a Community Open House in Waterford: Saturday, June 2, 2012, Noon to 5 PM LIKE us on Facebook and learn how you can Win a FREE KINDLE FIRE 422 SOUTH ALAFAYA TRAIL, SUITE 25 ORLANDO, FL 32828 407.208.1221 WWW .ZH OUSE R EALTY G ROUP COM NN ow to May 12 Baby at Winter Park Playhouse NN ow to May 13 NNow to July 15 Paintings of Florida May 6 Vegas-Style HH igh K K icks May 10 A A rt Thieves Beware May 11 to Sept. 1 Oh, the Stories They Will Tell May 19 United Ways 20th A Annual CChefs Gala May 19 The Science of Wine May 19-20 Orlando Gay CChorus Presents Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendarUps, downs of parenthood in Baby

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Page 14 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Education EOSun.com 05/31/2012 Theyve got sole JordORD AN KeKEYesES Sun StaffTwo Timber Creek students are collecting kicks for clean water PhotoHOTO bBY JordanORDAN keKEYesES AAlysson Leer and K Kimberly K K ern collect shoes of all kinds for charity. The shoes are sold to fund water ltration systems in underdeveloped countries. For more information on Shoes for Water, visit www.edgeoutreach.com/ shoes/shoes-water. To contact the Timber Creek program, call the school at 321-235-7800.

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Page 16 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Education EOSun.com AApril 27 was Engineering Day in Avalon Elementarys fourth-grade classes. Local engineers showcased all of the different careers available in engineering to the students. The school also welcomed a dozen students from their sister school, Hiawassee Elementary to share the day. The students were also treated to lunch by Bayridge Sushi in Avalon. Five Waterford Elementary students JJahfari Booth, Anne Cavanaugh, Nicholas Falkowski, Wendy Stein, and Lehana Turner will compete in the Bright House Solar Cook-Off on Saturday, May 5. Over six weeks, they and their classmates have used Purdue Universitys engineering design process to plan, construct, test and improve their cookers. While learning about the properties of sunlight how to convert it into heat energy and how to trap the heat inside they have created an oven capable of cooking a full meal using nothing but sun power and can explain how it works. AA valon Middle School celebrated Earth Day by raising awareness of the importance of going green. IIn addition to classroom activities, the eighth-grade students planted owers and bushes in the schools courtyard. Stone Lakes Elementary students spent Earth Day collecting trash from around the community. This was a project that was organized by the schools Kiwanis K-Kids Club under the direction of Alison Morris and Michelle Miller. On March 31, hundreds of students from the University of Central Florida packed The Venue on campus for the 16th annual Knight-Thon to dance for 16 hours to raise a record $118,972 for Greater Orlando Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information on Greater Orlando Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals or to become involved in their events, please visit www.gocmn.org The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Ofce of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness awarded Avalon Middle School the Bronze Level USDA HealtheriUS School Challenge award. The school was selected based on their efforts to combat childhood obesity and their focus on the health and wellness of its students. Two Waterford Elementary students, Samantha Foster and Christina Newsholme, were selected from several hundred submissions to be included in the Orlando Utilities Commissions Water Color Project water conservation calendar. These students were recognized at an awards ceremony on April 19. Two CCastle CCreek fth-grade students have received a special recognition. Alejandra San chez-Zumbado was chosen to as the schools Spirit of Excellence recipient because she has demonstrated an ability to adapt and overcome the challenges faced by English Language Learners. Kyle Sullivan, below, was chosen as one of the 15 Shining Star recipients for Disneys Dreamer and Doer Award. He was chosen because his actions can serve as an inspiration for others in similar situations. The A A valon Middle MathCCounts Club students and their sponsor, Mrs. Klingler, have been awarded Gold Level Status, which is an impres sive accomplishment requiring hard work and dedication. The students in the AMS math club successfully completed a total of six rigorous math challenges throughout the school year. The school is one of only 266 schools nationwide to receive this status. 2012 Curry Ford Road Orlando, FL 32806 407.895.7075License # CAC1816227 Air & Heat Services:Same day repair services $79.95 annual maintenance programs Low price system replacements/ upgrades Ductwork replacement/repairs Insulation Indoor air quality Financing available 10% discount when you mention this ad IIm denitely gonna get her owers. IIm gonna get her a cake. We might go somewhere special, like a restaurant. JJ urnee, 7 For Fathers Day, IIm gonna make him a big grandma card. IIts called that because its big and it has a poem with love. And IIm going to give him a lot of Hershey bars with almonds. Ahmaria, 8 IIm going to cook her eggs with bacon and toast and then when she wakes up, IIm going to give it to her. Then, when its afternoon, IIm going to take her to a restaurant called Fridays. Then IIm going to take her bowling and IIm gonna pay. Sabrina, 8 Bring her to the beach and go to a restaurant and bring her a cake and make her breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chris, 8 II think IIll take her to her favorite restaurant, maybe with my stepdad. Kailey, 8 IIll make breakfast in bed for her, and IIm going to ask my dad if we can all go to her favorite place. IIsabella, 8 We asked Castle Creek Elementary students what theyre doing for Mothers Day on May 13. School N News Stone Lakes goes green Waterford art celebrated CCastle CCreek Dreamer and Doer

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Page 18 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Opinions EOSun.com Gege Venant is membership director for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Visit eocc.org NNew parks coming to District 4 WaterproofFL free door alarms Jennifer Thompson is the commissioner for Orange County District 4. Contact her at 407-836-5881 or Jennifer. Thompson@oc.net The method of sauting Chef Rich lives in Avalon Park and owns Healthy Flame, a cooking school dedicated to ghting obesity. He has been cooking and teaching professionally for more than 14 years. Email any questions or comments to chefrich@healthyame.com Richard Rosado Chef Richs Kitchen Slim down with sauting Chambers new direction Jennifer Thompson Commissioners CornerAlafaya Trail moving along Gege Venant From the Chamber Penne Pasta with A Asparagus, Peas, Mushrooms, Fava Beans and TomatoesPenne pasta . . ....................... 1 pound Olive oil . . . ......................... as needed Asparagus . . ....................... 12 spears Peas . . . . .................................. 5 oz Fava beans . . . ........................... 5 oz Garlic cloves, minced . ................. 4 cloves Onions, minced . . ..................... 1 small Tomato paste . . ........................ 4 tbsp Red wine, optional . . ................... 1/4 cup Basil, fresh, sliced . . ................... 6 leaves Parsley, minced . . ........................ 1 tsp Chicken stock . . . ....................... 1 cup Mushrooms, quartered . . ................... 5 oz Tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced ....... 4 eachMethod: IIn salted, boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, saving the boiled water, and toss it with a little oil and let it cool in the refrigerator. Saut mushrooms in olive oil until brown and season with salt and pepper. Remove the mushrooms and set aside. Add the onions to the saut pan for 10 minutes then add the tomato paste and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until the aroma is released. Deglaze with wine and reduce the liquid by half. Add the asparagus, fava beans, peas, mushrooms, and tomatoes and give 3-5 minutes in between. When done, add the pasta and herbs. Stir and serve. Use the boiled water from cooking the pasta to thin out the sauce, if necessary. Bahama Breeze ribbon cutting

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Your community connection since 1995 May 4 May 31, 2012 There was a lot riding on the brisket sandwich Sunshine Davis ordered at 4Riv ers Smokehouse. Shed never been, but she took her out-of-town parents who are both food and travel writers to try it out. She took a bite. The juicy meat dribbled off the sides of the sandwich, splashing onto her plate. A burst of smoky, tangy was hooked. I didnt really even know what it was. I just thought it would be like pulled pork but with beef instead of pork, Davis said. It falls apart on the bun. It looks like a mess, but it tastes amazing. Soon, Davis found herself making the 45-minute trek from East Orlando to the Win ter Park restaurant at least twice a month, which is no small feat for the mother of two Dawn Runyon never thought her hus band was capable of raping a teenager, espe cially since he fathered their then 1-year-old daughter. But some odd behavior, mixed with strik ing similarities between her husband and the news description of the rapist on the loose in their small New York town led her to contact the authorities. Timothy Rupert was very controlling and critical one day he choked her nearly to she said. She be came so fearful of him that she kept a note in her wallet saying that if she was found dead, it was her husband whod done it. He also wanted to leave town im mediately after reports of the rape surfaced. Despite her suspicions, she still couldnt grasp that the man shed been married to for two years could commit such a heinous crime. She went to his trial and was shocked when he admitted to kidnapping a 17-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her before she escaped his clutches. Dawn doesnt know how long she sat in the courtroom, she only tear-soaked haze, new people were on trial in front of her. Dawn has spent every day since weighed down by the immense guilt that she should have done something to stop her now exhusband. She also found herself unable to trust people the way she used to. You look at life differently; you dont see the good in everybody, Dawn said. She fell into a deep depression and con stantly thought about the poor teenage vic Dawns daughter, Laura, now 22 years old, said she was always aware of what her father did and because of that, she felt a strange connection to his victim, as if she were a long lost family member whom she desperately wanted to reconnect with. Just 1 Books wheels ............. 7 Knights look forward ........... 9 TCHS shoes for water .......... 14 Chamber column new! ...... 17 Alafaya Trail update ............. 17 Avalon Park chef dedicates culinary school to ghting obesity epidemic 10 Wrestler brought home rst state title for School 8 During the day, a trip to the new Bahama Breeze on Alafaya Trail can be anything but a breeze. For East Orlando resident Maria Competelli, just making the turn into the parking lot was a harrow ing experience. I personally always have to do a u-turn because I cant cross over the lanes, Competelli said. It freaks me out super badly. The quarter mile of road in front of The Shoppes at Alafaya Trail, which is between the Waterford Lakes Town Center and East Colo nial Drive on North Alafaya Trail, can see between 3,000 and 4,000 cars an hour during the late morn ing and early afternoon, according to the Orange County Public Works that section of road is more than 50,000 vehicles a day. As soon as the Bahama Breeze opened, we knew we had a prob lem, District 4 Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson said. Trafc signal brings jobs JORDAN KEYES Sun Staff One light could help create 200 jobs and bring in $20 million worth of construction Please see DEVELOPERS on page 5 Break the silence, ride to peace MEGAN ST OKES Sun Staff Diana Oakley, at left, Please see RIDE on page 6 Bring on the barbecue JORDAN KEYES Sun Staff Online efforts could help Sunshine Davis regularly Please see 4RIVERS on page 5 Smokehouse to information about Center, visit www victimservicecenter com, call 407-644-2577 or visit the center at 165, Winter Park, hotline for victims is 407-497-6701.

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P age 2 May 4 May 31, 2012 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@turnstilemediagroup .com OWNER Beat Kahli bkioff@eosun.com ASSOCIA TE EDIT OR Megan Stokes 407-658-2404 megans@eosun.com MANA GING EDIT OR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup .com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@turnstilemediagroup .com COPY EDIT ORS Isaac Babcock Sarah Wilson ST AFF WRITERS Sarah Wilson Brittni Johnson Alicia DelGallo ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407-376-2434 INTERN Jordan Keyes LEGAL NO TICES Ashley McBride SUBSCRIPTIONS | CIRCULA TION Katie Reyes 407-563-7073 kreyes@turnstilemediagroup .com Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. The East Orlando Sun is published by Turnstile Media Group. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to East Orlando Sun | 1500 Park Center Drive | Orlando, FL 32835 Coffee with Beat Beat Kahli Our political pains and a prophecy Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the answers to these questions. CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.comLearn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com (407) 644-6646 *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. Dear readers, Youll notice a few changes in this months issue more cohesive unit as we continue to expand how we deliver the local news you care about. Before we go on, I thought youd appreciate a little bit of history about how we got here In 2007, the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, now the Suns sister paper, was sold to Orlando-based The Observer was Turnstiles rst foray into the newspaper business, but it was a business Communications in 1916 with two newspapers and three staffers. That company has grown to 30 publications, including such respected titles as Advertising Age and Crains Chicago Business. Crain, president of Crain Communications since 1974, is an ardent believer in the mission of community journalism. In 2007 he gave his blessing to build a portfolio of high-quality, communityfocused publications. The same year that the Observer joined Turnstile, we welcomed the 1990 and expanded to Winter Springs in 2000. diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve We are more than a newspaper we are a constant ow of information. Our other products websites, newsletters and social networks are the go-to place for fresh, award-winning community news thats happening right in your backyard, news that affects your family and your neighbors and cannot be found anywhere else And were constantly developing new ways to deliver that One thing is certain: community news, no matter how its delivered, wont go out of style from you. Please tell us about the changing ways that you consume media, and how we can adapt our mission to best t your needs. Please email jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup .com, message Thanks for reading! Warm regards, Jenny Andreasson Managing editor Letter to readers Politics in the U.S. has become a national sport these days. Thats a big problem. And believe it or not, the ultimate solution lies right here in East Orlando. On its face, politics makes for great enter tainment. Whether youre liberal, conservative or anything in between, theres at least one major outrage, three or four minor weekly or monthly disparities, and half a dozen utopian promises awaiting you in your daily newspa per or on your favorite TV news program this evening. And thats half the problem we have in leading role as the worlds most productive economy, a model of democracy and the pur veyor of peace and prosperity throughout the world. That is what we want to be, isnt it? Isnt that the promise of our national institutions, our sixth-grade civics teachers, our American ideals: arent we a light for the world to follow? The shining example? Alas, weve lost some of our luster. For most of the world, American politics is not so much a signpost as a Seinfeld episode an amusing half-hour about nothing. Weve allowed our exceptional culture to erode. We live in a democracy. Our democratic ide als are crucial to our American culture, our way of life, and even the foods we put on the table for our families and the roofs we protect them with. But democracy only works if we participate, leave it all up to the other guy to do it and, well, weve seen those results before and they are disastrous. Whens the last time you attended a county commission meeting? A city council meeting? Whens the last time you spoke with a candi As a community developer, I have been involved in many local political issues. Most people at the main street level hold the high est ideals of justice, fairness and democracy. Trouble is, there are never enough main street people. We common, everyday citizens the ones who obey the laws, pay the taxes, create the jobs and send our kids to school dont make time to participate in local govern ment. ber of Commerce meetings, even neighborhood gatherings. Thats a trend we need to reverse. things I hate about the Occupy Wall Street campaign too. But the one thing I love about both sides of that equation is that they are everyday Ameri can citizens who are playing an active role in expressing their political will. In politics, the answer is always found in the middle somewhere. Somewhere between Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, theres a solution that will restore America to its rightful place among the worlds great cultures. Thats us. You and me. Were the ones in the middle. We are the solution. We need to participate. The prophecy? I think most of us are getting tired of the fake drama. I think most of us feel the need for a little parental discretion. I hope and pray more of us are about to get involved. For most of the world, American politics is not so much a signpost as a Seinfeld episode an amusing half-hour about nothing.

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P age 4 May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSun.com The horses across the fence from the Christmas Fire Station mosey over to Lt. Elaine Fisher after only one holler. They know her voice means carrots or apples to munch on. The horses arent the only ones in the community who are friend rancher who owns the property next door, sends over fresh squash for them. Another neighbor makes them homemade zucchini bread, and at Christmastime the amount of cookies, cakes and pies hand delivered to the station is enough to keep them eating until spring. You know all the dogs, all the horses, all the people, Fisher said. When you go out on a call, you know the people. Its that closeness with the com munity that made the ground breaking of the new, sorely need ed station so special on Tuesday, April 17. For more than 20 years, ing out of a temporary station a doublewide trailer thats falling apart from the inside out. The ago, the bathrooms are so musty that mushrooms are growing in the stalls and a sheet hanging on a curtain rod in front of a closet forms the only bedroom in the place. ond home. They work in 24-hour shifts, which means a third of their lives are spent eating meals there, working out, sleeping and hanging out. Were getting a new home, Whitesell said. The fact that the county is doing this for us and the community, were real excited. Whitesell is most excited about the indoor gym. All of their work out equipment is currently just outside the trailer door, which means lifting weights in swelter ing weather in the summer and frigid temperatures in the win ter. Whitesell said the worst part about working outdoors is the mosquitoes. Besides the exercise area, the $1.2 million, 6,948-square-foot station will feature a commercial kitchen, dining area, day room, three dorms with two beds each, two full locker rooms, a storage area for equipment, lieutenant suites and a public area for blood pressure testing and other ser vices. The new station was made possible by the $2 million Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs set aside for each commissioner to spend on priority projects in their districts in July. District 5 Com missioner Ted Edwards made the decision to funnel that money to the station. Christmas did come early Edwards told the crowd of com just before the groundbreaking. This has been an embarrassment to District 5 and Orange County. This is probably the only mobile station we have. Bobby Beagles, president of the Christmas Civic Association, county to build a permanent sta tion for more than 14 years. His wife, Vickie, said it feels longer. ing for this forever, she said. The Beagles will donate a painting of a dalmation next to a give up underneath, to be hung up in the new station. It belonged to the couples son-in-law, an by a tractor trailer while working a crash scene on the Florida Turn pike 10 years ago. When asked why he wanted to donate the painting, Beagles said, Because we love him and we love this station. Protect the people A new station means more than just better facilities and amenities; stay in the community in case of ers would have to leave the station and hunker down at the Bithlo Fire Station 82 if a hurricane came through because the trailer can not withstand hurricane-strength winds. You dont want to leave the community youre here to pro tect, Whitesell said. The new station will not only exceed the state standard of with standing 130 mph winds but will also have a back-up generator. Fisher said the Christmas sta tion is assigned an airboat because of its proximity to the St. Johns River. But because of the mobile unit, the boat is kept at the Bithlo station, which means that when theyre called out to the river for anything from a boat crash to a boater experiencing cardiac arrest on the river, they must borrow a boat from Midway Airboat Rides on State Road 50 until Bithlo can get their airboat out there. Its a plan thats worked so far but Fish er said if they get a call at night, Midway isnt there to help them. Someday it could be an air line crash out there. If a pilot is in trouble, hes going to look for a soft place to land, Fisher said. Beverly Russell, whos lived in Christmas since 1996, said having a facility strong enough to stand up to hurricane-force winds is the main concern for Christmas residents. But it also makes them feel as important as other county residents. We were the last community to have a temporary station, and catching up to the rest of the com munities. We feel like we matter, she said. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Howe said the Christmas station is dear to his heart after spending three years there just before ac cepting a management position. Because its in such a rural area a population of 1,754 people, Howe said that when a call comes, the crew is on its own for much longer than a typical station in Orange County. Its typically slow, but when youre called, youre by yourself for quite some time. You have to make sure everyones on their game, Howe said. When you get a horrible crash on the Beachline, its 15 to 17 min utes before the next crew will be there, Division Chief Mike Wajda added. You have to do the same amount of work, the same tasks as the downtown crew but with less people. Fisher said this station is also unique in the kinds of calls they get and how they handle them. She recalled a 3 a.m. call from a neighbor whose cow got loose. Typically, a station would have to call Orange County Sheriffs Of cow in the middle of the night in a rural area like Christmas. But with the help of so many of their neighbors, they were able to track the cow down before it caused a vehicle crash or other problems. We have to rely on each other more than other stations do. We have 24-hour shifts so we spend more time together than most families, Fisher said. Mike & Mary Kranz The Kranz TeamKeller Williams Advantage Group407-716-6614mikemary@mindspring.com www.kranzteam.com Short Sale Certied High Integrity Strong Negotiators Superior Customer Service Serving our Waterford Area neighbors since 1995For all of your Real Estate needs contact: Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com Christmas gets re station MEGAN ST OKES Sun Staff After 20 years, a permanent facility is rising Fireghter Joann Rupert takes time to feed the horses across the fence from the old re station, located in rural Christmas. Check out more photos, including a rendering of the new station by

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P age 5 May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSun.com whos currently earning a masters in commu nications at the University of Central Florida. As an Internet marketing professional, she knew there was something she could do about her dilemma: start a Facebook group, which she did on April 6. Bring 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Waterford people posting things such as, UCF/Water ford Lakes area needs you. Im tired of the same old BBQ over here. Another Facebook user quickly respond ed, This might be the best campaign ever! Davis movement was something food fans could get behind: food bloggers were sharing the page and friends kept joining. And it turns out owner John Rivers was already considering opening an East Orlando location. Weve been spending a tremendous amount of time looking for property on the east side of Orlando and to see that kind of re sponse from our fans out there is overwhelm ing and extremely humbling, Rivers said. I cant tell you how much we appreciate the de sire to have us there. fever. The original location is unsuspecting with its small building, and even smaller din ing room. Theres always a line out the door during lunch and dinner hours. The busi ness own Facebook page currently has more than 9,600 likes and their Peace, Love and 4Rivers bumper stickers can be seen all over town. The restaurant responded to demand by opening two other locations in the Orlan do area one in Longwood and the other in Winter Garden. Before opening the inaugural restaurant, Rivers said he never expected to have such enthusiastic supporters. What was supposed to be a small catering company has become a full-blown restaurant franchise and people like Davis are behind that. To this day, weve never spent a penny on traditional advertising; its all word-of-mouth, grassroots marketing, he said. I think the basis for that is doing the right thing to help people. Even before Davis campaign, 4Rivers had student, said a locale near campus would be ideal. I love 4Rivers and I think UCF students would really love having one over here, cial environment there is something wed all really enjoy. 4Rivers spokesperson C. Major said the East Orlando deal is moving in a good direc tion but said Rivers was still looking at con tracts and making decisions so she couldnt give more details. Rivers and Davis recently met and she too reported on her 4Rivers Face book page that things are looking good for an East Orlando location. I dont have an agenda, Davis said. I dont want to sell him property or anything, Davis said. I just really love the restaurant. Extraordinary Patient CareCENTERED AROUND ALL AGES, STAGES & SCHEDULESAt the Centers for Family and Pediatric Care at Florida Hospital, we are committed to providing quality health care to all families in East Orlando. As an established teaching facility, our diverse medical team has access to the latest research and medical educationproviding leading-edge diagnostics. Specialty Services: Chronic Conditions Gynecology Services Geriatric Care Smoking Cessation Program Pediatric Services Urgent Care ServicesSame-day appointments | Open Tuesday until 7pm Call 407.303.6830 to schedule. Tenemos a mdicos que hablan espaol. 7975 Lake Underhill Road, Suites 200 and 120, Orlando, FL 32822 www.CenterForFamilyCare.com | www.CenterForPediatricCare.comCFC-12-7146 Beasides making it easier to motor ists to access the plaza, the addition of for more retailers who have been inter ested in the site. Dicks Sporting Goods signed a ten tative agreement to become an anchor store for the Shoppes, but only after an agreement was reached to construct a center. Jasons Deli is also planning to occupy space there. We had several retailers who were looking to build here, property spokesperson Scott Corwin said. But they didnt want to move forward until they knew something was going to be done about the intersection. determined installation costs will be paid for by the developers with no cost area could be sizeable, Thompson said. If this retailer comes, [the light] be comes a catalyst for them signing on the dotted line, $20 million in construction spending and over 200 jobs, she said. Sometimes a light isnt just a light. Many major retailers make sure that when they start construction they can be open in time for the holiday season, which was a factor in getting the light approval expedited, Thompson said, but not the main one. because its a safety issue, Thompson said. If the numbers work then you can get it in the queue or you go where it will have the most effect. Corwin agreed: Cars trying to get gerous. Thats an accident waiting to happen. Now that changes are in motion, Corwin says that more retailers are join ing in. According to developer UP De velopments website, at build out, The Shoppes at Alafaya will have 14,000 square feet of retail and a 40,000-squareLights all around This light isnt the only one going up in an attempt to solve problems for East Orlando residents. In an effort to clear up frequent traf ties, the developer of a neighborhood near the intersection of Timber Springs Boulevard and Avalon Park Boulevard will fund the installation of a light in front of their entrance. for the lights as the data collection and research stages are ongoing. These developers arent just pay ing for the construction of the signals, Thompson said. Theyre also paying for signalization, which is the process of studying and reprogramming the timing of all the surrounding signals. The work that developers and Or intersections is not only bringing in new business but making people like Competelli more comfortable behind the wheel in East Orlando. I would just feel safer and it would make my trip so much easier, she said about the light on Alafaya Trail. It would be a lot less stressful. C C DEVELOPERS 4RIVERS I cant tell you how much we appreciate the desire to have us there. John Rivers, owner of 4Rivers Smokehouse

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P age 6 May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSun.com I always felt that she would re sent us and that broke my heart, Laura said. On April 27, the two women arrived at Orlando International Airport to meet the woman who theyd become so emotionally at tached toDiana Oakley, who now lives in Waterford. Laura was so afraid that Diana would hate her that she was sick to her stomach. Although she had ex hotel, Laura almost didnt board I didnt want her to hate us, she said. There wasnt a moment of hesi tation; the three women embraced when they saw each other. There were tears but not as much as the women thought before meeting. We held it together, Diana said laughing. They spent the entire day to gethergoing to the beach and out to dinner. Meeting Dianas husband and three young children and seeing that she smiles often and is out-going and funny gave theyve needed for 21 years. I feel 1,500 pounds lighter Laura said. Dawn and Laura came to Or lando to ride with Diana in the Victim Service Centers Ride to Reach in Avalon Park on April 28 the anniversary of Dianas at tack and the day when Ruperts parole hearings arise each year. The biking fundraiser was in spired by Dianas survival. Dianas story One of the ways Diana showed her healing was the fact that she was willing to get on a bike at all, let alone take a 17-mile trip. In fact, shed promise herself shed get back on the saddle every year since her attack but never did until a few months prior to the event. She had loved pedaling around her small New York town as a child. There was no reason to think her joyride on April 28, 1991the different from any other until she was thumped on the back of the head, propelled off of her bike and skidded 30 feet along the pavement. The driver of the pickup truck that hit her rushed to her aid, apologizing profusely. He in sisted on helping her to her house and loaded her and her bike into the truck. As they drove, Diana noticed shotgun bullets rolling back and forth around her feet on the pas stop but that didnt keep her from noticing that theyd driven at least only gone one. She knew some thing was wrong. They pulled her door with a hatchet and said, Dont scream. She gave in to the idea that shed be killed that day. Her hands were bound, and he had left her sitting on a blanket in the middle of the woods to get something from the truck Diana knew it was the shotgun those bullets belonged to. Suddenly, something told her to stand up, turn around and run. She listened. Branches smashed into her face and her naked body as she ran. The terror that kept stinging from the sound of him chasing behind her propelled her faster and faster. She was sure at any moment he would grab her hair and pull her back. To her amazement she saw a house ahead of her. She remem bers everything about that day vividly but after the people in that house answered the door, she shut down. She knew they had covered her with a blanket and remembers looking out the window and see ing that if she had run any other way, she would have been run ning to nothing but more woods. Timothy Rupert was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in pris on. His sentence expired last year for release. Still, every year on April 28 when his chance for parole sur faces again, the anxiety starts to build. Dawn and Laura become terribly stressed. During his time in prison, hes sent death threats to not only Dawn but to the pros ecutor and judge who helped put him behind bars. Diana said she spends the day on the couch, the weight of sadness keeping her down. For years following her attack, Diana numbed the pain with ex cessive drinking and drugs. Even after she met her husband and settled into family life she thought about the attack every day; it de constantly but never talked about it. Gina Costa, Victim Service Center of Central Florida execu tive director, said Dianas reaction to the assault is common, espe cially when theres no treatment. When she was assaulted 21 years ago, there werent a lot of services available, she said. Weve only been in existence since 1999. People assaulted be fore that were still going to the emergency room where a rape is not considered a medical emer gency. They can be waiting there for hours and hours and hours, and when you are seen, theres just a little curtain separating you from everything else. to write her story in the form of an online blog. Shed write and the pain would bubble up and shed want to stop but she forced herself to keep going. It took her three years to write it all out. It felt good but the response she started getting from other victims of sex ual assault felt even better. I didnt mean to write a book, she said of Intended Harm, which she published in 2010. I didnt think I would ever be nor mal again. I thought I was dam aged beyond repair. Her healing has progressed so far that shes actually forgiven the man who stole 16 years of her life and said she wishes he could be rehabilitated not just for him but for her too so she could rest easy that he wont come after her. Writing had undoubtedly aid ed her recovery but her husband Tom Oakley said her work vol unteering at the VSC treatment facility and her role as chairman of the VSCs speaking bureau has helped her move on. The more she gets out and helps people, the better she is. She has a unique gift for under standing what others are going through, he said. He said meeting Dawn and Laura means a tremendous amount to her recovery. It shows how much shes grown as a person. It shows the healing is complete. This is full circle. Seeing the three women to gether, they seem like old friends, getting together to catch up. They joke, laugh and swap stories. Its easy, enjoyable, normal. Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks Epoxy Garage Floors Email: Decorative Concrete Decorative Concrete with this ad Seminole County 14 th Annual Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner (le to right) Lee Corso-ESPN, Seminole County Sheri Don Eslinger, Randy Steil-Boy Scout District Director, Boy Scout Dalton Doyle, Rich Guidotti-AT&T Vice President/General Manager and Seminole County Chairman Brenda Carey. Metro/Orlando Annual Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner (le to right) Ron Oats-Boy Scouts Executive Director/CEO, Harold Mills-ZeroChaos CEO, Orange County Superintendent Ronald Blocker, Mrs. Gloria Blocker, Boy Scout Dalton Doyle, Council President Bill Sublette, Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Sheri Jerry Demings C RIDE

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P age 7 May 4 May 31, 2012 Community News EOSun.com Sarah Dewitz stood far from the bookmobiles swinging door, afraid to enter. It wasnt the fact that the bus had been abandoned in Orange Countys lot off of Michigan Street and Bumby Avenue for the past four years, or the pair of pants she found in it days earlier that toured it, but rather the huge spi der that made the entrance to the bus its home. The bookmobile was funded four years ago by the county but lost its funding that same year, so tires, an inch of dust collected on each of the book shelves and the reading posters on its walls start ing to curl. But to 12-year-old Sarah, its Since she and her family start ed Just 1 Book two years ago in April, theyve collected and do nated more than 75,000 books for kids who might otherwise not be able to afford them, set up mini libraries in community and Head Start centers in areas where read ing material is more scarce, and created state and nationwide part nerships to expand Just 1 Books reach. But a bookmobile was al ways Sarahs dream. I wrote down a list of things Id like to see with Just 1 Book when it started. On that was an ice cream truck but for books, said the East Orlando girl. The bus will help the organiza tion collect and distribute more books at events Sarahs mom the ceiling with boxes of books and will allow them to more easily reach kids groups, such as summer camps and Head Start programs. They estimate a couple thousand books can be stored in the bus at a time. The Dewitz family found out that the county had the bus in its lot last year, and immediately started working on a way to claim it. At the April 24 Orange County Commission meeting, the motion to sell the bus to the family for $1,800 was all but approved until Mayor Teresa Jacobs decided it should be donated instead. I cant think of anyone in this county who could do better with a bookmobile than Sarah Dew itz. This is the most remarkable young woman. In two years she has gotten people to donate 75,000 books 75,000 books, she said, astounded. If we could clone her, we could change the world and even if we dont, she could change the world herself. Sarah never saw that coming. In fact, in the beginning, she was sure it would have been at least 10 years before her bookmobile dream would come to fruition. I thought it would take lon ger for it (Just 1 Book) to catch on and for people to realize that kids want and need books. People say, Oh, kids dont like to read any more. They do, she said. Sarahs dad, Bill Dewitz, said he had a mechanic look the bus over before they moved ahead with trying to purchase it. The bus is in fairly good condition with only 7,500 miles and a need for a new battery, new tires and tion Give Back Central Florida has The poor thing has been sit ting here, Sharlene said, looking pitifully at the bus. Although Sarah is the face of Just 1 Book, its truly a family ef fort. One member of the family whos usually behind the scenes is Sarahs 15-year-old brother, Dan for the organization, he modestly lists grunt work such as lifting boxes or setting up tents at events, but hes made a huge impact on the growth of Just 1 Book. He attends Boone High School as a magnet student. When he heard the Student Government Association was looking for a service project, he pitched Just 1 Book. They collected 3,500 books in March and plan to continue serving Just 1 Book in the future. Dannys constantly thinking about ways to help the organiza tion. While touring the Florida governors mansion with his high school class, he gave the curator there Sarahs business card. Everyone needs books. Every one needs an education, he said. Ill be in it as much as I can, do ing anything I can do to help. All Sarah has to do is ask, she knows that. Governor is scheduled to an nounce Just 1 Book as the state wide service project, which means all 261 clubs in the state will be col lecting books and dispersing them to kids in need. A Just 1 Book has also launched in Sharlenes home town of Carteret, N.J. So far, 6,000 books have been collected there. Were hoping to get more communities nationwide, Shar lene said. During the Orange County meeting, Jennifer Thompson told Sarah, The world is your oyster. Mays Rotary Business of the Month is Briantos Original Hoagies in Avalon Park. Owner Brian Seals has a soft spot for kids. His business provides lunch for Orange County Academy students from Bithlo when they periodically come to Avalon Park for free hair cuts and other services, such as karate class. He prepares a platter of food each week for Friday Night Life, Avalons free teen club, and donates all of their paper supplies. Briantos, which is a Partner in Education, also hosts spirit nights for each of the local schools and supports many individual causes for kids in the area. Briantos is located at 12001 Avalon Lake Drive, Ste. B, Orlando. Their hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 407-382-2667 or visit www.briantos.com Business Month of the Rotary Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Avalon Park, the East Orlando Sun and Pinnacle Awards and Promotions, the Rotary Business of the Month recognizes East Orlando businesses and organizations that are actively involved in their communities and embody the motto of Rotary: Service above self. Winners receive a plaque, a free advertisement in the Sun and a spot in the Downtown Avalon Park Discount Card, which serves all of East Orlando. Nominate a business at facebook.com/ avalonparkrotary. Briantos Original Hoagies Brian Seals. Just 1 Book hits the road MEGAN ST OKES Sun Staff Sarah Dewitz said shes wanted a Book, visit just1book.net

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P age 8 May 4 May 31, 2012 Sports EOSun.com It only took two years for Frangelyca Brito to become a champion. The East River High School senior began her wrestling career last year, and in January she won the state tournament. Although her rise to the top may seem to When Brito was three months old, her mother left the country, and took her to the Dominican Republic illegally. Britos father, He wouldnt gain full custody of Brito until she was 6 years old. In the beginning, she left and she took everything, she even took her, Jose said of his eldest daughter. Everything started from there the abuse and the hit ting. So one day they call me from school and she was all bruised up, and I had custody since then, Jose explained. Now Brito only sees her moth er once or twice each year, but she doesnt hold a grudge. She leaves that anger for the mat. I didnt really think about, Oh you need to win, Brito said, I just thought, I need to go ag gressive because this will prove to my mother that I can make it I can do other stuff; I can be really good without you. After years of therapy, she channels her anger into sports, and her relationship with her fa ther has grown very strong. It was me and her battling ev erything, and um, Jose paused, looking down at the ground, we went through a lot. We became very good friends and I think that helps a lot. When Brito was young, she looked to school as a safe haven. She would spend hours there after classes ended. For me, at that age, it was like, well, school is safer than home, Brito said. School is my home, ya know, home is just a place where I sleepI guess thats another reason why I feel so comfortable staying so late at the school for sports, because Im so used to do ing it from when I was little until now. Once she started wrestling, she was able to put those extra hours to good use. She got to know the janitors, and sometimes they let her practice long after the rest of the team went home. Shed spend hours working on her form for different moves while listening to one song on her iPod: Bulletproof by La Roux. Ya know, this time baby Ill be bulletprooof, I would blast it, Brito said. I would literally be there in sweats, my wrestling suit and East River jacket til I was dripping sweat. I would cry when I didnt get something right, make myself mad and keep going. A star is born East Rivers wrestling coach and science teacher, Nicholas Eliason, saw something special in Brito. He met her while coaching the bowling team she was on and formed a close tie with her father. One day, Jose called Eliason, asking him to talk to her about an argument theyd had at home. Eliason agreed, and pulled Brito aside after class. He suggested she try wrestling to help her deal with her anger. Brito took her teachers advice. If I had never done wrestling, I would still have to do therapy, Brito said. I guess wrestling just took my mind off everything, and they said I didnt have to go to therapy anymore. She was a natural, and one year only state champion athlete. For girls wrestling, if you get the athletically gifted, physically strong wrestler which she is its a little easier, Eliason said. Britos junior year she lost a few matches, but still made it to the state tournament and took second place. She lost to a senior from Cypress Creek whose nick name was the beast. Brito came back senior year with a vengeance. Not only did she remain undefeated, 15-0, but she won every match by pinning her opponent, rather than a deci sion on points. The season culmi nated with her winning the state title in the 215 lb. weight class. It felt like time went slow when I was wrestling her, and ev ery move I made, it was just slow, like I had time to do everything, and she grew like really weak, and then I just brought her down, Brito said. The win was an emotional one for her father. I was really proud, and I think I cried, Jose laughed. However, being able to beat everyone hasnt always been a good thing. She often hurt girls on her team when she practiced with them. We had to have some of the boys team come in to wrestle her so she had some competition, Eliason said. Just because the boys can with stand injuries, it doesnt make the girls any less aggressive, accord ing to Brito. The females are just as aggressive as the guys are, She said. If we werent aggressive then it wouldnt really be wres tling, it would just be girls hitting each other. After graduating, Brito plans on joining the Navy and wrestling on their team, a decision her fa ther supports. When I was younger I wanted to go to the Navy, but I couldnt because mom and dad never ap proved, Jose said. We talked about it, and I explained to her that if she keeps her grades, and thats what she liked, then Id sup port her whatever she wanted to do. The only thing I told her is to make sure to be whatever she wanted to be. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology www.orlandoallergy.com250 N. Alafaya Trail Ste 130 Orlando, FL 32825407-380-7991 Evening hours available7560 Ste. 2064 Oviedo, FL 32765407-366-7387 PHOTO BY Frangelyca had many life hurdles to overcome but once she did, her drive for perfection in wrestling and complete dedication to the sport made her the best in the state Below, she poses with her dad with whom shes very close From troubled student to champion ALICIA DELGALLO Sun Staff School has its rst state champ

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Page 9 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Sports EOSun.com HEALTH VALUES SUPPORTAVALON PARK YMCA BLANCHARD PARK YMCA 407.381.2512 407.381.8000 MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE $50OFF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAYWHEN YOU JOIN BY MAY 31 JOIN THE YAt the Y, membership gives you more. Access to 27 Family Centers where you can improve your health Discounts of up to 50% off youth sports and summer camps that build confidence and instill values in our kids The Y even provides financial assistance to support neighbors in need right in your own community. Today, do something that is good for your heart, good for your kids and good for your community, and a great value year round. Visit ymcacentralflorida.com and click on NEW THIS MONTH/MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE to learn the true value of a Y Membership.Connect with us: Knights look to regroup ISAAC BABCOCK Sun Staff East Rivers Ryne Rankin received the schools rst Class 8A First Team All State honors for the 2011 football season. He recently signed with the Georgia Bulldogs. Timber Creek mens and womens tennis teams both nished in third place in the district tourna ment. Brittany Spurgeon was district runner up in line 5 for singles, K endall Romain was in line 3 singles and Sydney Ismir was in line 4 singles. East Rivers Alexis Brand and Lauren Chiota placed fth on Day 1 of the Class 3A District 7 tennis tournament in April. Timber Creeks girls lacrosse team defeated Dr. Phillips on April 27 15-13, which moved them into the nal eight in the state. They fell to Bishop Moore 12-7 on May 1 in the third round. The UCF baseball teams climb in the national rankings continued in April as it surged seven spots to No. 7 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches poll and jumped two more spots to No. 8 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers As sociation rankings. The Knights (35-10, 13-5) tied the highest ranking in school history as they were slotted at No. 7 in 2001 by Baseball America prior to the NCAA Columbia Regional. East Rivers Wilfredo Rodriguez was named to the 1st Team All Metro Conference basketball team and was also voted MVP. He was also se lected to the Puerto Rican 18U National Team. Timber Creeks baseball team defeated Uni versity on April 27 for the District Championship 10-0. They played Vero Beach in the rst round Region game Thursdayafter press time. The East River boys weightlifting team won third place in the Eastern Division of the Super Metro Championship in April. K eith Clements was named the Metro Conference Champion (219 pound class) and was named to the All Metro Team. After defeating East River in the Regional Seminal game 8-7 in April, the Timber Creek girls softball team traveled to Durant High School at press time for the regional nal game. East River track teams Jose Santana was crowned regional champion in the 400 meter race and Gilbert Gildersleeve won second place in the high jump, clearing 6. The Scoop Timber Creek tennis East River track team

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Page 10 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com BRITTNI JOHNSON Sun Staff Chef Richard Rosado hopes to teach healthy cooking in Avalon Park PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON Richard Rosado cooks turkey burgers with cilantro and pineapple for his family. He hopes to teach others to cook healthy. Life lessons from a chef For more information about Chef Richard Rosado, his classes and mission, visit amecookingclass.com Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes, Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo and Winter Springs. Visit eosun.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 11 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com Kid group feeds homeless pets BRITTNI JOHNSON Sun Staff PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON Paula Kane and neighborhood Bithlo kids are excited about free dog food from the foundation. Visit doglandofoundation.org for more information about The Doglando Foundation. For more information about United Global Outreach visit ugo2.org

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Page 12 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com MA Y East Orlando schools are encouraged to participate in the OCPS District 2 Book Drive to benet Englewood and Pinar Elementary schools sum mer reading programs. New or gently used books for kids grades K-8 can be donated to any District 2 schools front ofce through May 11. Those outside of District 2 can donate by contacting Orange County School Board member Daryl Flynn at daryl. ynn@ocps.net Waterford Lakes Town Center will host Family Night on the Patio every Friday night from 7-11 p.m. throughout the year near Friendly Connes. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy free games and listen to DJ Laurie. The Patio is located at 413 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando. An art collection from Valencia College students will be displayed through May 18 in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on the Valencia East Campus at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. For more information, visit valenciacollege.edu/gallery MA Y 4 A valon Park Relay For Life runs from 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, through midnight Saturday, May 5, at Timber Creek High School. Visit www.relay forlife.org MA Y 5 Epic Family 5K races presented by Nemours Childrens Hospital and Orange County Parks and Recre ation, will host a 5K race at Blanchard Park, 2451 N. Dean Rd., Orlando on May 5. Races are for all ages and the cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit www.OrangeCoun tyParks.net or connect on Facebook at Orange County Government Parks and Recreation. Waterford Lakes CAN collec tion takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Residents can leave canned food items at the end of their drive way and volunteers will pick it up and donate it to local food pantries. The UCF Knights Baseball team takes on Presbyterian College at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Jay Bergman Field on the University of Central Florida Main Campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff and youth. For more information, visit ucfathletics. com MA Y 6 Twilight Tea in the Garden an event that will support Kristin Root in her Walk for the Cure, is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Myrtle Glen, a private garden in Avalon Park. There will be food and desserts, door prizes and hypertufa planters for purchase. Tickets cost $20 at the gate and $15 pre-sale with all proceeds beneting Walk for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk 2012. For more information, contact Kristin at 407-277-5419 or email rootke@ yahoo.com MA Y 8 The Parent Resource Group a free support group for parents, meets the rst Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 8, at the Blanchard Park YMCA. Children welcome. To register or for more information, call 407-382-5551. MA Y 11 Shabbat Chavayah: Temple Shir Shaloms Shabbat Experience is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at UCUMC Main Sanctuary, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo. There will be new, original music with full-scale produc tion. The 4th Annual Party with a Purpose for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Black Hammock Fish Camp in Oviedo. Live band The Retreads will entertain guests and there will be free snacks, a cash bar, rafes and prizes. There is no admis sion; funds will be raised via voluntary donations and sale of rafe tickets. Contact yesican26@aol.com or 407432-7104 for more information. MA Y 12 See live entertainment, arts and crafts and food from China, India, Indo nesia, Japan, Korean, the Philippians, Thailand, Vietnam and others at the Asian Cultural Festival from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in downtown Avalon Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit aahc-cf.org The 58th Annual Bahia Shriners Circus will perform at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 12-13 at the UCF Arena, Bldg. 50 N. Gemini Blvd., Orlando. General admission tickets are $14 at the UCF Arena Box Ofce. For more information, visit ucfarena.com MA Y 16 The East Orlando Chambers 2012 Visioning event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the UCF College of Medicine at Lake Nona. A panel of key leaders in the com munity will discuss the topic, Boldly Building Our Future: Talent Supply and Education as Drivers of Innova tion & Economic Development. Visit eocc.org The following are free events at the Alafaya Branch Library 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando: Mothers Day Floral Crafts is at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Sarah Andriaccio of Flower Girl Designs will teach a oral design class for Mothers Day. Design a decorative fan with cascading ribbons, pearls and owers to give to the coolest mother you know. To register, call 407-835-7323. Citizenship Inspired is at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22. During this four-week program, students will meet each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. To be eligible for U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write and speak basic English. This series is for adult learners and is free to cardholders. Visit www.ocls. info or call 407-835-7323. The whole family can come watch a screening of Disneys Lilo & Stitch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. There will be Hawaiian-themed crafts. The event is recommended for children ages 6-12. Call 407-835-7323 or visit the Alafaya location page at ocls.info Preschool-aged children are invited to a train-themed event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Kids ages 3-5 can become a conductor and there will be readings of train stories throughout the day. For more infor mation, call 407-835-7323 or visit the Alafaya location page at ocls.info Short-Term Host Families NeededPromote Cross-Cultural Connections in the Orlando Area! Open your home to an EHP international student for 3 weeks this summer!Education Firsts Educational Homestay Program (EHP), a France to Orlando this summer to study English and experience the American way of life. We are currently looking for homes for these students and we need your help! Below is some additional information on this summers program: hours!Host Families, if you are interested, Cell: (808) 551-5613 Calendar Asian Cultural Festival Valencia art exhibit

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Page 13 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Lifestyle EOSun.com COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE ENJOY FREE HOT DOGS, BOUNCE HOUSE, MUSIC, GAMES & MORE Join Us for a Community Open House in Waterford: Saturday, June 2, 2012, Noon to 5 PM LIKE us on Facebook and learn how you can Win a FREE KINDLE FIRE 422 SOUTH ALAFAYA TRAIL, SUITE 25 ORLANDO, FL 32828 407.208.1221 WWW .ZH OUSE R EALTY G ROUP COM N ow to May 12 Baby at Winter Park Playhouse N ow to May 13 Now to July 15 Paintings of Florida May 6 Vegas-Style H igh K icks May 10 A rt Thieves Beware May 11 to Sept. 1 Oh, the Stories They Will Tell May 19 United Ways 20th Annual Chefs Gala May 19 The Science of Wine May 19-20 Orlando Gay Chorus Presents Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Ups, downs of parenthood in Baby

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Page 14 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Education EOSun.com 05/31/2012 Theyve got sole JORD AN KEYES Sun Staff Two Timber Creek students are collecting kicks for clean water PHOTO BY JORDAN KEYES Alysson Leer and Kimberly K ern collect shoes of all kinds for charity. The shoes are sold to fund water ltration systems in underdeveloped countries. For more information on Shoes for Water, visit www.edgeoutreach.com/ shoes/shoes-water. To contact the Timber Creek program, call the school at 321-235-7800.

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Page 16 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Education EOSun.com April 27 was Engineering Day in Avalon El ementarys fourth-grade classes. Local engineers showcased all of the different careers available in engineering to the students. The school also welcomed a dozen students from their sister school, Hiawassee Elementary to share the day. The students were also treated to lunch by Bayridge Sushi in Avalon. Five Waterford Elementary students Jahfari Booth, Anne Cavanaugh, Nicholas Falkowski, Wendy Stein, and Lehana Turner will compete in the Bright House Solar Cook-Off on Saturday, May 5. Over six weeks, they and their classmates have used Purdue Universitys engineering design process to plan, construct, test and improve their cookers. While learning about the properties of sunlight how to convert it into heat energy and how to trap the heat inside they have created an oven capable of cooking a full meal using nothing but sun power and can explain how it works. A valon Middle School celebrated Earth Day by raising awareness of the importance of going green. In addition to classroom activities, the eighth-grade students planted owers and bushes in the schools courtyard. Stone Lakes Elementary students spent Earth Day collecting trash from around the community. This was a project that was orga nized by the schools Kiwanis K-Kids Club un der the direction of Alison Morris and Michelle Miller. On March 31, hundreds of students from the University of Central Florida packed The Venue on campus for the 16th annual Knight-Thon to dance for 16 hours to raise a record $118,972 for Greater Orlando Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information on Greater Orlando Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals or to become involved in their events, please visit www.gocmn.org The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Ofce of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness awarded Avalon Middle School the Bronze Level USDA HealtheriUS School Challenge award. The school was selected based on their efforts to combat childhood obesity and their focus on the health and wellness of its students. Two Waterford Elementary students Sa mantha Foster and Christina Newsholme, were selected from several hundred submissions to be included in the Orlando Utilities Commis sions Water Color Project water conservation calendar. These students were recognized at an awards ceremony on April 19. Two Castle Creek fth-grade students have received a special recognition. Alejandra San chez-Zumbado was chosen to as the schools Spirit of Excellence recipient because she has demonstrated an ability to adapt and overcome the challenges faced by English Language Learn ers. Kyle Sullivan, below, was chosen as one of the 15 Shining Star recipients for Disneys Dreamer and Doer Award. He was chosen because his actions can serve as an inspiration for others in similar situations. The A valon Middle MathCounts Club stu dents and their sponsor, Mrs. Klingler, have been awarded Gold Level Status, which is an impres sive accomplishment requiring hard work and dedication. The students in the AMS math club successfully completed a total of six rigorous math challenges throughout the school year. The school is one of only 266 schools nationwide to receive this status. 2012 Curry Ford Road Orlando, FL 32806 407.895.7075License # CAC1816227 Air & Heat Services:Same day repair services $79.95 annual maintenance programs Low price system replacements/ upgrades Ductwork replacement/repairs Insulation Indoor air quality Financing available 10% discount when you mention this ad Im denitely gonna get her owers. Im gonna get her a cake. We might go somewhere special, like a restaurant. J urnee, 7 For Fathers Day, Im gonna make him a big grandma card. Its called that because its big and it has a poem with love. And Im going to give him a lot of Hershey bars with almonds. Ahmaria, 8 Im going to cook her eggs with bacon and toast and then when she wakes up, Im going to give it to her. Then, when its afternoon, Im going to take her to a restaurant called Fridays. Then Im going to take her bowling and Im gonna pay. Sabrina, 8 Bring her to the beach and go to a restaurant and bring her a cake and make her breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chris, 8 I think Ill take her to her favorite restaurant, maybe with my stepdad. Kailey, 8 Ill make breakfast in bed for her, and Im going to ask my dad if we can all go to her favorite place. Isabella, 8 We asked Castle Creek Elementary students what theyre doing for Mothers Day on May 13. School News Stone Lakes goes green Waterford art celebrated Castle Creek Dreamer and Doer

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Page 18 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Opinions EOSun.com Gege Venant is membership director for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Visit eocc.org New parks coming to District 4 WaterproofFL free door alarms Jennifer Thompson is the commissioner for Orange County District 4. Contact her at 407-836-5881 or Jennifer. Thompson@oc.net The method of sauting Chef Rich lives in Avalon Park and owns Healthy Flame, a cooking school dedicated to ghting obesity. He has been cooking and teaching professionally for more than 14 years. Email any questions or comments to chefrich@healthyame.com Richard Rosado Chef Richs Kitchen Slim down with sauting Chambers new direction Jennifer Thompson Commissioners Corner Alafaya Trail moving along Gege Venant From the Chamber Penne Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, Mushrooms, Fava Beans and Tomatoes Penne pasta ....................... 1 pound Olive oil ......................... as needed Asparagus ....................... 12 spears Peas ................................. 5 oz Fava beans ........................... 5 oz Garlic cloves, minced ................ 4 cloves Onions, minced ..................... 1 small Tomato paste ........................ 4 tbsp Red wine, optional ................... 1/4 cup Basil, fresh, sliced ................... 6 leaves Parsley, minced ........................ 1 tsp Chicken stock ....................... 1 cup Mushrooms, quartered .................. 5 oz Tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced ...... 4 each Method: In salted, boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, saving the boiled water, and toss it with a little oil and let it cool in the refrigerator. Saut mushrooms in olive oil until brown and season with salt and pepper. Remove the mushrooms and set aside. Add the onions to the saut pan for 10 minutes then add the tomato paste and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until the aroma is released. Deglaze with wine and reduce the liquid by half. Add the asparagus, fava beans, peas, mushrooms, and tomatoes and give 3-5 minutes in between. When done, add the pasta and herbs. Stir and serve. Use the boiled water from cooking the pasta to thin out the sauce, if necessary. Bahama Breeze ribbon cutting

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Page 19 East Orlando Sun May 4 May 31, 2012 Opinions EOSun.com We are government everything should need Thanks, Alec J ohnston Avalon Middle School Column serves as lesson Thank you for your consideration, Catherine Dixon Nanuq Team eighth-grade American History Avalon Middle School Column is right on Thank you, Hailey J enkins Avalon Middle School Government should have power Thank you Lauren Culibao Avalon Middle School Tom Carey: Joel Salatin: Tom: Joel: Tom: Joel: Tom: Joel: Tom: Joel: Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business near the University of Central Florida in East Orlando. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. Tom Carey From My Garden to Yours Joel Salatin talks gardens, technology Letters to the editor Joel Salatin Have an opinion? Send it to newsdesk@eosun.com

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From Luxury condos to quaint cottages, we have your perfect peace of paradise. www. islandreal.com 877-778-6066 REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT CHRIST KINGDOM CHURCH -Services at 10 a.m. Sundays at Discovery Middle School (601 Woodbury Road, 32828) -Nursery & Childrens Program available through fth grade -Y outh Group (6thth grade) meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Primrose School on Tanja King Blvd. -Visit www.christkingdom.org -A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America C O N GREG A TIO N GES H ER SHALOM OF ORLANDO -Bridge of Peace J ews & Gentiles following the Messiah Y eshua (J esus) -Rabbi, Dr. Charles I Kluge -6969 Venture Circle, Orlando, Fla 32807 -Service: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. Nursery-PreSchool-Shabbat School-Teen, College & Career, Singles Groups,Dance Workshops, Spanish translation available, youth service, I nteractive Adult Bible Study (ages 13-39) second and fourth Wednesday of each month, child care & nursery available. -All are welcome, Interfaith Couples -Phone: 407-671-4700 -Find us now on Facebook-Congregation Gesher Shalom -Rabbi@geshershalom.com, www. geshershalom.com, Shalomorlando.com 407-671-4700 or 407-782-6177. 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