GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOROrange County officials shared the latest on ongoing and future development projects during the Dr. Phillips Town Hall meeting. The meeting, held Feb. 21 at the Rosen Jewish Community Center in Southwest Orlando, opened with a presentation by Orange County Chief Planner Eric Raasch, who listed several residential and commercial projects planned in the north, central and south divisions of the Dr. Phillips area.NORTHIn the north sector, proposed plans include a 43,000-square-foot assisted-living facility on Conroy-Windermere Road known as the Certus Senior Living Center. The center will be considered for approval by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in June. Also in the works is a proposed mixed-use project called Isleworth Four Corners, which is to be located at the intersection of Conroy-Windermere and Apopka-Vineland roads. The project, which had its first community meeting Feb. 27, would include 23 single-family units, 200 townhomes, 80 IMAGINATION AT WORK ObserverWINDERMEREYOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. FREE THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAIDWINTER GARDEN, FL PERMIT NO. 81 *****************ECRWSSEDDM****Postal Customer Hamlin hosts Horizon West Block Party. PAGE 3. VOLUME 3, NO. 21 More than 80 artists will showcase their unique style this weekend at the Windermere Art Aair. SEE PAGE 5. GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORSteven James Norman, a former science teacher at West Orange and Windermere high schools, was not one to shy away from his passions.Family and friends remember Mr. NormanSteven Norman was a professional gymnast before educating young minds in the eld of natural science. Dr. Phillips Town Hall reveals updates on future developmentCristiam Ramos uses unusual media for his creations. He has used everything from butteries to candy to create his pieces.Photos by Eric GutierrezLoren Berry is known for her paintings that look virtually identical to slabs of marble. Joe Ware specializes in creating watercolor paintings of nature and wildlife scenes as well as animal and still-life portraits. COMMUNITY FORUM ON SCHOOL SAFETYThe community is invited to a school safety community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Windermere High School, 5523 Winter GardenVineland Road, Windermere. The meeting is open to residents of Orange County School Board District 4. Speakers will include a School Board representative, Orange County Sheri Jerry Demings and Jen Styles Williams, of St. Lukes United Methodist Church.YOUR TOWNSEE MEMORIAL PAGE 4 REAL ESTATESEE TOWN PAGE 4 Pulte unveils Phillips Grove, new community in Dr. Phillips. PAGE 19.
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WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 3 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORAt the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, getting in your post-workout sandwich, coffee or muffin just became a little more convenient. Pammies Sammies now has a new location in the cafe area at the Y, and the shop is ready to serve everything from sandwiches, soups and salads to flatbreads, cookies and quiche. Pammies Sammies takes the place of Axum Market Cafe and is located adjacent to the Ys lobby area. Pam Thomas, owner of Pammies Sammies, decided to close her original location in Dr. Phillips in late January so she could move operations to the Y. Moving is always a challenge, but were real excited about being here, she said. Its a good partnership for us, a good fit and great opportunity. We have had tremendous response. We want to emphasize that it is open to the public. We have the beautiful patio outside, and we also can handle small conferences and meetings, lunch-and-learns, and we have a nice conference room right there, she said. Thomas has been a foodie from a young age and always was inter ested in trying new things and combining flavors. She attended and taught culinary school and began catering, and later, she opened the original Pammies Sammies in Dr. Phillips. Theres a lot of options, Thomas said of the menu. Any sandwiches can be done as a salad and vice versa. We believe in finding really good bread, so our breads are really fresh and really good. Weve always said the three stars in our logo stand for thoughtfully sourced, earth friendly and tastefully adventurous. New to the menu are muffins, an idea inspired by both kitchen manager Yolanda Johnson and Thomass aunt. As Thomas was going through old cookbooks recently, she opened one and a stack of 20 pages of yellowed copier paper fell out it was all of her aunts muffin recipes. Since then, Thomas has been working through each recipe to make sure they work. Additionally, Pammies Sammies will not be offering any fried foods on the menu as part of a healthy-lifestyle effort the Y promotes. It also will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. We want to have things you cant get anywhere else that are simple and good for you, she said. We practice portion con trol, and well have smoothies. We have this Nitron cold-draft machine for cold-brewed coffee. It (the coffee) wont hurt your stomach, its body friendly, and you definitely get a pop out of it.Danielle HendrixPammies Sammies kitchen manager Yolanda Johnson and owner Pam Thomas are excited about the new location.Pammies Sammies opens in Dr. P. Phillips YMCA PAMMIES SAMMIES AT DR. P. PHILLIPS YMCA7000 Dr. P. Phillips Blvd., Orlando PHONE: (407) 730-3213 WEBSITE: pammiessammies.comTHREE TO TRYCUBANESQUE Sandwich made with hickory-smoked pulled pork, Black Forest ham, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and dijon mustard on Cuban bread. RUBENESQUE Sandwich made with smoked corn beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and whole-grain mustard on rye bread. TOMATO MOZZARELLA A Caprese-like sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, spinach and pesto an on Italian ciabatta roll.Originally located on Turkey Lake Road, the eatery has opened a new cafe inside the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA. The Horizon West Alliance celebrated the growing community with its Horizon West Health and Safety Block Party Saturday, Feb. 24, in Hamlin. Hundreds of residents ocked to the party, which featured dozens of local vendors, as well as bounce houses, face painting, a human hamster wheel, food and more. Kids loved running on the hamster wheel, which doubled as a sno-cone maker, and everyone had a chance to enter a rae and win fun prizes. The alliance is a organization that supports the Horizon West community through fundraising and representation. DANIELLE HENDRIXParty time! Remi Russell, 4, loved playing with a Hula-Hoop. Below: Zoey Van Lue, 5, painted a kindness rock. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com Lawrence and Lauris Johnson, owners of MyFamily Orthodontics and Vs Barbershop, brought along 5-year-old Leilani and 1-year-old Liana to enjoy the event.
4 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018From catching butterflies as a kid, to performing acrobatic stunts in mid-air, to instilling a scientific interest in young minds, Mr. Norman was the type of person who made his values and passions clear with his actions and accomplishments. And one of those values, as many who knew him emphatically agree on, was just being an overall good guy. Mr. Norman died Tuesday, Feb. 20, after being taken off life support following extensive injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was 64. He is well remembered for being generous, gentle, kind and always willing to help, as well as for the three loves in his life: science, gymnastics and animals.FOR THE LOVE OF SCIENCEHaving grown up as the son of a biology teacher, Mr. Norman developed a curiosity and respect for the sciences early on in his life a curiosity that was further nurtured by annual family trips to a summer home in Vermont. We didnt have video games or things like that, but we spent three months every summer up in Vermont because my father had a home on Lake Champlain in the middle of nowhere, said Ohio resi dent Jill Mitchell, Mr. Normans sister. The lake was our front yard, and wed go into the lake, climb the cliffs, try to dig up fossils, chase butterflies that was what we did for entertainment. That early introduction to the wonders of nature developed in him a fascination for geology and biology, leading him to become a high-school science teacher for nearly two decades for Orange County Public Schools. But he didnt begin teaching science until after he moved on from coaching gymnastics at a facility in Melbourne and, later, at a gym he personally owned in Orlando for about 15 years. School teaching was a second career for him, really, Mitchell said. Coaching and catching flying bodies is very rough on the body, and I think at some point in time, he recognized that he needed to find something else to do, and he was already a teacher because he was teaching gymnastics, so he parlayed that into being a school teacher.PROFESSIONAL GYMNASTICSBefore his career as a gymnastics coach, Mr. Norman, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a professional gymnast. He started his gymnastics training in elementary school and started competing in high school. In 1971, he obtained a full-ride gymnastics scholarship to Georgia Southern College. He was always very active, Mitchell said. My mother got him into sports very early, and he did very well in both gymnastics and diving. He was an exceptionally good diver, but then he had to quit diving because it conflicted with gymnastics and he ended up going into pole-vaulting for the last two years of high school. According to Mitchell, Mr. Norman still holds the record for pole-vaulting at Penn Hills High School.COMPASSION FOR ANIMALSMr. Norman moved in 2004 to Groveland and owned a three-acre hobby farm where he grew oranges, mangos and pineapples and cared for several animals: a horse named Choice, a donkey named Patches and three dogs named Dakota, Oscar and Jake. He didnt mind waking up early every day to care for his animals before going to work, and money was no object when it came to their comfort and health, said Ernie Edmundson, Mr. Normans longtime neighbor and friend. His previous donkey, Abe, had sores on his feet and other health conditions, Edmundson said. Really and truly, the donkey should have been put down because of all the sores on his feet. But he would doctor it and put medicine on him and then put socks on his feet. He was a very strong animallover. His sister also attested to Mr. Normans love for his animals, which will be cared for by Edmundsons family. He spent a lot of money to keep his animals healthy, happy and sound, Mitchell said. It was insane, the stuff he would do for his animals. He had a horse thats been the longest love of his life. Shes turning 24 in a week. He had a burro named Abe for years, and when Abe died he got a miniature donkey to keep Choice company. He also has three dogs. Theres never been a time in his life when he didnt have animals. He loved his animals; they were his children. Norman is survived by his sister, Jill Mitchell; his niece, Carolyn; and his nephew, Steve. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Normans family would appreciate donations be made to the South Lake Animal League, 4648 Baptist Island Road, Groveland, in honor of Mr. Nor man. independent-living units, 120 beds in an assisted-living center, a 25,000-square-foot medical clinic, 40,000 square feet of office space and 84,000 square feet of retail office space.CENTRALIn the central area, there are a total of seven projects in various phases of the approval process. Three of the seven developments are sites with acreage reserved for multi-family units. One of those developments is a residential project called Majorca Place, which has had its plans for 299 multi-family units approved. Another proposed development includes DRC-approved plans to build 394 multi-family units on Lot B of the Granada development, which has been approved by the countys Development Review Committee, as well as BCC-approved plans for 183 single-family homes on Granada Lot A. National Spa, which would include 148,600 square feet of commercial space, plans to have a 120-room hotel and 286 multifamily units. Raasch also mentioned Hubbard Place, located by Lake Tibet, which is a proposed residential development that would include 13 single-family homes. Another development, called Spring Lake Health and Living Campus, is already under construction and is slated to have 186 units for assisted and independent living. The last proposed development, referred to as the Pizzuti PD/ CubeSmart DP, consists of a seven-story building with 110,651 square feet for self-storage use, while another project, known as Rialto, simply requests permission to construct an ancillary helipad.SOUTHThe south sector, which includes the majority of the areas development proposals, has 10 projects undergoing the countys approval process. These projects include the 50-acre relief school for Dr. Phillips High School, a facility with 96,300 square feet of self-stor age space, a 141-room hotel and a 350-room dual-brand hotel on Palm Parkway and Lake Street by Springhill Suites and Town Place Suites. Also upcoming are two future multi-family developments: Vista Centre and Hannah Smith. Vista Centre, which has been approved by the County Commission, will have 300 units, while the Hannah Smith planned development aims to construct 250 units a request which county commissioners will consider March 6. One project already under construction Ruby Lake planned development includes 236 single-family homes and 132 townhomes. Another project, Kerina Parkside, will have 111 singlefamily homes on Tract 2 and 229 single-family homes on Tract 11. The last two projects are requests to expand facilities. One request is to add 4,225 square feet of residential units for priests at the existing Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple on South ApopkaVineland Road, otherwise known as the Buena Vista Commons PD expansion. The second project, referred to as the Jama PD Expansion, would add 22,314 square feet of space for new building at the Islamic Center of Orlando Jama Masjid on Ruby Lake Road. For more information on whats coming to Dr. Phillips in the near future, contact Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey at email@example.com or visit bit. ly/2osLK66 to view the Dr. Phillips Town Hall meeting presentation.Memorial honors Mr. Norman Town hall details DP developmentCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CourtesySteven Norman performed gymnastics since he was a kid and coached gymnasts before his teaching career.His previous donkey, Abe, had sores on his feet and other health conditions. Really and truly, the donkey should have been put down because of all the sores on his feet. 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WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 5 253408 THE INVESTMENT OF A LIFETIME ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERSome artists create using paints and pastels; others with candy, butterflies or even lawn debris left behind from Hurricane Irma. Art is over the top, said Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos through interpretation by his manager Alyn Gonzalez. You have nothing to be afraid of to show off your own true art. Just do it, and you will love it. Ramos is one of more than 80 artists who will be featuring work this weekend at the third annual Windermere Art Affair. Last years event featured the work of 60 artists and brought thousands of people to the town of Winder mere. Artist Loren Berry said last years Art Affair was the first art show she attended to feature her own work. She credits the event with helping her break out of her shell as an artist. I really enjoyed being a part of the Windermere Art Affair, Berry said. Ive done commission work for years and years. Ive painted for years, but I never had the nerve to kind of get out there. The third annual Windermere Art Affair takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4.CRISTIAM RAMOSRamos calls his artwork unusual because of the different materials he uses for his creations. (I) painted Da Vinci (paintings) and Michelangelo (paintings) on a real butterfly, Ramos said. (I) am the only one in the world who has painted on that kind of (medium). Painting on butterflies was one of the first ideas the 39-year-old artist had early in his art career. Ramos always has considered the originality of his artwork and experimented with nontraditional mediums to set himself apart. Ramos also has experimented with toothpaste and candy as artistic mediums. He holds two world records certified by Ripleys Believe it or Not: one for creating a life-size motorcycle using more than 20,000 pieces of candy, and another for creating a portrait using 8,000 pieces of candy. With every single piece of art, (I) try to share something special with everybody, Ramos said. Ramos also creates traditional artwork with oil paints; however, he does so using a nontraditional method. For his oil paintings, Ramos uses a technique called micro/macro, through which he paints a large picture with smaller pictures painted within the larger picture to make a complete por trait. Ramos has his work displayed in museums around the world and is the recipient of more than 20 international awards. To view or order his work, or to inquire about commissions, contact Ramos through his website, CristiamRamosArt.com.LOREN BERRYAt first glance, one would think that Berrys signature pieces were slabs of marble, but a closer look reveals those creations are actually paintings. When she featured one of her marble paintings at last years Windermere Art Affair, it was an instant hit. My big sale that everyone was raving about was this piece that looked like a slab of marble, Berry said. Everybody was commenting about it (and) everybody wanted it, but it was the first piece that sold. Everyone was like, You need to make more of these. The 33-year-old painter creates her marble paintings using a technique called fluid art, but with her own twist. For this technique, an artist takes various dif ferent kinds of paints, pour the paints into a cup with a flow release component that makes the paint thinner and then pours the contents of the cup into a canvas, Berry said. You pour them all into one cup, and then you pour it all onto a canvas, and its called a dirty pour, Berry said. It kind of comes out (looking) like a psychedelic tie-dye. Berry said she developed a deep passion for art and realized she wanted to be an artist after taking some art history classes in college. I was taking these art history classes and I was seeing all of these wonderful pieces and Id learn the history behind them and Id always wonder could I do that? Berry said. Thats how it started. I just wanted to learn it and see if I could do it and then it turned into (something) I wanted to do all day, every day. I just wanted to paint and create. To view or order some of Berrys work, or to inquire about com missions, contact her through her website, LorenCBerry.com.JOE WAREWare said he doesnt just paint pictures. Rather, he paints memories. When people buy a piece of art from me, a lot of times its because it reminds them of something, Ware said. When I look back at all the paintings that Ive done and sold, I thought about the reasons why (buyers) liked it. Its because it reminded them of an experience or it looked like a place that theyve been. Ware specializes in creating wildlife scenes and animal paintings using watercolors. He also paints pet portraits and still-life paintings of fruits and vegetables grown from his own garden. He frames his paintings in hand made, wooden frames he makes himself out of bamboo and scrap fencing left behind from Hurri cane Irma. My art style is a little different from the washy, wet watercolors, Ware said. I paint a little drier in some instances, so it doesnt look like your traditional watercolor (painting). Although Ware said he had longed to be an artist since he was young, life took the 62-year-old painter off the path of an artist. I got into the restaurant business, and it took me away from my art, Ware said. Now Im nearing retirement age, and Im getting back into the art. For more, visit JoeWareArt.com or TheCushmanGallery.com.Meet three Art Aair artists IF YOU GOWINDERMERE ART AFFAIR WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4 WHERE: Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere DETAILS: The event includes music, food, refreshments and featured work from more than 80 artists. WEBSITE: facebook.com/ WindermereArtAair
6 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 rfntbrfn rfnt r t fnntbnntb 250529 rfntbrfn rfnt r t fnntbnntb Scan the QR code to RSVP for Open House or to schedule your personal tour or email email@example.comThe First Academy is celebrating record enrollment! Come to Open House to secure your spot for 2018-2019.www.therstacademy.org rfntrfn rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb Sunday, March 4 Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 years.www.blairjohnsonlaw.com267718 www.westorangehabitat.org267741Spring cleaning this weekend?Donate your gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances and more to the ReStore!Call (407)905-0406 for FREE pick-up or bring smaller items to the ReStore 13369 West Colonial Drive( between 9th and Dillard Street, behind Taco Bell in Winter Garden)Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.comor Subscribe@OrangeObserver.comVisit us at rfnftfb 267780 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR HORIZON WEST To complete road construction projects quickly in the fast-growing Horizon West area, the county has developed a strategy to accelerate its typical process. The process for roadimprovement projects requires a four-step phase that can take up to eight years, which can prove too long for a road network stressed by traffic from continued development that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. To cut down on the time it takes to complete road construction or intersection improvement projects, Orange County implemented a method that capitalizes on the use of partnerships with local developers. For a typical capital improvement project that the county undertakes, it takes us approximately seven-and-onehalf to eight years to complete a road, said Orange County Transportation Planning Manager Renzo Nastasi. That includes going through the RCA study, which involves evaluating the environmental and social impacts that a new road may have on the surrounding communities, and the undertaking of figuring out the number of lanes, width of lanes, where the retention ponds are going to be and all the permitting that needs to take place. Following the preliminary report that results from the RCA study, the county moves on to design, required right-of-way acquisitions and construction, each of which usually takes about 24 months. But because of the needs of Horizon West and the countys cooperation with property owners, this same process becomes a little faster. What is relatively unique to the Horizon West area in particular is that in this area we have partnered with the larger property owners, Nastasi said. For instance, in Village H, F and the Town Center, we contract with the property owners for them to undertake the preliminary engineering, the design, the right-of-way, and the construction because, by and large, they own the majority of the surrounding property. So they can actually complete the project in a quicker fashion than the county would. In exchange for their cooperation, the county provides the developers with impact fee credits they can use later as part of their development program. In Horizon West, the county currently has four ongoing road construction projects, one road project undergoing design, and four intersection improvement projects in design, Nastasi said. Ficquette Road, from Overstreet Road to south of Summerlake Park Boulevard, is currently undergoing the design process, as is the intersection at Ficquette Road/ Deputy Scott Pine Community Park, a project to construct a second westbound right-turn lane on Vineland Avenue and an auxiliary lane on northbound S.R. 535, a project to construct a right-turn lane on eastbound Wallace Road and a left-turn lane on westbound Wallace Road, and a project to add left-turn lanes at the Tilden/Tiny Road intersection.PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION1 Hamlin Groves Trail Segment 2, which stretches from slightly north of New Independence Parkway to Tiny Road, is scheduled to start construction in spring and be completed by spring 2020.2 Horizon Boulevard/Porter Road, a project which starts at County Road 545 and ends at Hamlin Groves Trail, began construction February 2017 and will be completed in August.3 Avalon Road (C.R. 545), is a project that includes four segments. Segment 1 goes from Old YMCA Road to Schoeld Road, Segment 2 is from Marina Bay Drive to Old YMCA Road, Segment 3 is slightly north of Flamingo Crossing Boulevard to Marina Bay Drive, and Segment 4 is from slightly south of Flamingo Crossing Boulevard to slightly north of it. Construction schedule for Segment 1 is to be determined, but construction for Segments 2 to 4 will begin in April and be completed by June 2020.4 Reams Road, a segment which stretches from Taboreld Avenue to Delmar Avenue, began construction July 2017 and will be completed in October.County collaborates with developers to accelerate road improvementsINTERSECTION CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULES Ficquette Road/Deputy Scott Pine Community Park: April 2017 to April 2018 Vineland Avenue/S.R. 535: January 2019 to January 2020 Wallace Road/Dr. Phillips Road: November 2018 to July 2019 Tiny Road/Tilden Road: January 2020 to January 2022 FUTURE PROJECTSThe county also has road improvement projects in the pipeline for which funding has yet to be identied. These include: C.R. 545: US192 to Horizon West Village I C.R. 545: Horizon West Village I to Village H C.R. 545: Schoeld Road to Town Center C.R. 545: Town Center to Tilden Road C.R. 545: Tilden Toad to Florida Turnpike Tiny Road: Bridgewater Middle School to Tilden Road Hartzog Road: C.R. 545 to Flamingo Crossing Boulevard Schoeld Road: Lake County Line to C.R. 545 Horizon Boulevard: Lake County Line to C.R. 545 New Independence Parkway: Lake County Line to S.R. 429
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Heart of Florida United Way: Women United Luncheon. 9 Voight Foundation & W.O. Chamber: Lotus Gala. 10A love ly eveningDANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORNot many people can say theyve dined in the presence of a Tyrannosaurus rex except for those who attended Innovation Montessori Ocoees Share the Love gala. Held Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Orlando Science Center, the annual gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Innovation Montessori and brings together hundreds of parents and supporters for a night where inspiration and innovation meet generosity. But this years gala stands out, because its the first to take place since students and faculty officially transitioned to a new, 18-acre campus in Ocoee. Funds from last years gala largely aided in funding a high-quality playground on the site, as well as other innovations. With the big funding last year, we were able to purchase our primary playground, mostly with funds from this gala and other capital campaign things, said Sherilyn Moore, president of the schools board of directors. So pretty much all the proceeds from last year went into the site which is the human hamster wheel and all the other bells and whistles that we have there, this helped fund it. Although students and teachers are settled in and enjoying the new Money raised at this years Share the Love gala will help fund a picnic area and water fountains at Innovation Montessori Ocoee. Chareme Ortiz, Qiana Hinds, Natalia Peuschold and Monique Hinds looked stunning. Richard Moreno, executive director for Building Hope, and wife, Paisly, enjoyed their evening. Bruce and Christine Marin, Stacey and Ryan Williams and Dr. Matt Roe and wife, Nadine, were a good-looking group. J.W. and Heather Webb and Tiany and Nick Debnath struck their best pose. SEE SHARING PAGE 8
8 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 rf r rfntbntbfrt r btf trff tnrf n rfntb r fff rfrfnb f rrfn 266803 255194 JO BARSH For General Admission ticket holders, snack foods, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. VIP admission includes parking, dinner, beer, wine and indoor restrooms at Tanner Hall. SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH | 6:30AT NEWTON PARK, WINTER GARDEN General Admission $1 5(Children under 10 Free Admission)VIP Tickets $75 All proceeds benet charities supported by the Rotary Club of Winter GardenBring a Blanket and enjoy an outside concert under the starsInstrument petting zoo for children will begin at 4:30 PM For additional information contact Observer Media Group offices at 407-656-2121. If needed, Rain Date is scheduled for 3/25/2018General Admission & VIP tickets are available at Winter Garden City Hall. 268307 school site, there is still work to be done. Proceeds from this years gala will help fund a picnic pavilion and outdoor water fountains. The picnic pavilion is a big one, because we want to have an outdoor place where the kids can have lunch and sit by the pond and maybe have events there, Moore said. Then we have these outdoor water fountains with the waterbottle (fillers). Were so excited because we have this beautiful playground but (then) everybody gets thirsty. The picnic pavilion is like $38,000, so thats a big chunk for us. Theres lots of other needs but those are some of the top projects. Innovation Montessoris goal is to educate the whole child, including cognitive, physical and social skills. Moore said students are encouraged to be stewards of both the environment and the future, and watching them experience everything the new campus has to offer has been both refreshing and magical. Here, they walk out back and they see four-and-a-half acres of the nature preserve behind them, Moore said. The biggest thing for me is when Im there and see these students just loving and enjoying the natural environment. They are making it their own. Youll see a kid over there sitting on one of the tree benches reading a book at playtime. Theyre walking this beautiful labyrinth, and its just an extraordinary moment for them to be calm and peaceful in nature, she said. Theyre really embracing this on their own: No ones telling them, Go appreciate that tree. Theyre able to really walk the walk that we want them to walk. Also new to the gala this year was guest speaker Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect, which aligns in many ways with the Montessori method. In fact, Moore said, the school and community took a page from his book in taking disparate things and putting them together in their case, combining nature and technology. Its really important for us to always innovate and grow, she said. The reason why we are named Innovation Montessori is to honor the traditions of Montessori that works best for education, but also to keep innovating so the children are able to be inspired and they can continue to learn and continue to reach higher. Its important for us to be able to share that magic of innovation.Sharing the loveWith the big funding last year, we were able to purchase our primary playground, mostly with funds from this gala and other capital campaign things.Sherilyn MooreCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 9 256489 with single coupon from 7:00pm 12:00am Expires 4/30/18 One Free Glass of Wine REAL BLACK TIE Heart of Florida United Way Women United Luncheon Hundreds of women gathered Thursday, Feb. 22, for an afternoon of food, networking and supporting education and literacy initiatives during the Women United Luncheon. Held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, the luncheon is an event hosted by the Heart of Florida United Way organization, Central Floridas largest supporter of local healthand human-service agencies. All proceeds from the luncheon will benet Women Uniteds education and literacy initiatives, such as funding digital libraries for three dierent schools. DANIELLE HENDRIX Je Hag ward, president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, brought McKayla on-stage to talk about her love for reading. Giselle Allen, Brittany Cooke and Nancy Pazos were all smiles. Mae Ashby and Charmaine DeGlas enjoyed catching up with each other. Lisa Hultquist, Liefke Myers, Laureen Martinez, Jill Swidler, Sheena Fowler and Tracy Turk coordinated in pink and black. Keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her newest book, The Hello Girls.
10 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 ORLANDO BALLETS FIRSTFAMILY WEEKEND Arcadian BroadsPURCHASE ADancers: Kate-Lynn Robichaux (USA), Daniel Benavides (USA) Photography by Michael Cairns 2018 20 18 DrPhillipsCenter.org 844.513.2014 OrlandoBallet.org LIVE MUSICby Arts & Cultural Affairs 265328 Sat. & Sun., March 3rd & 4th, 2018 10AM to 5PM Fine Art Exhibits Music Food FREE Admission Pet Friendly r REAL BLACK TIE Voight Foundations Lotus GalaOrange County School Board member Pam Gould, Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey, Joy Voight, William Voight, West Orange Chamber of Commerce President Stina DUva and Leslie Skillman. Mike Bagdonas took some time to talk with Ralph Voight. ONLINESee more at OrangeObserver.com The Voight Foundation and West Orange Chamber of Commerce united for the rst Lotus Gala on Saturday, Feb. 24. Held at William and Amy Voights home in Winter Garden, the event had guests bidding on silent auction items and picking lotus blossoms to support arts and education scholarships for West Orange High School students. HARRY SAYER
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Rese McNatt was inducted into Missouri State Universitys Hall of Fame to recognize her standout volleyball career with the Lady Bears.Windermere softball earns programs rst wins SPORTSMARCH 1, 2018 Windermere High sophomore Amaya Ugarte starts 2018 track season with strong performance. Page 14.1 The Dr. Phillips boys basketball team upset Tampas Alonso High 68-45 on the road in the regional quarternals of the FHSAA Class 9A Playos Feb. 22. Daniel Love had 19 points, and his brother Dante Love scored 13 points and had a career-high 12 assists. The Panthers played Oak Ridge Feb. 27 in the regional seminals, after press time. The result is available online at ObserverPreps.com.2 The Windermere Prep beach volleyball team placed second last weekend at the Indian Rocks Christian School Beach Volleyball Invitational.3 Dr. Phillips sophomore baseball standout Brandon Fields belted a two-run home run in the rst inning, and the Panthers (20) plated four additional runs in the fourth to pace a 10-4 victory over West Orange. The win marked Dr. Phillips rst over the Warriors since 2015. Tyler Hartman earned the win on the mound.4 Olympia High senior wrestler Muib Akinyele did well enough at the regional meet to earn a spot in the Florida High School Wrestling Championships this weekend in Kissimmee. Akinyele will compete at 160 pounds.5 Olympia High junior water polo standout Luke Carey has been selected to participate in the USA Water Polo National Team Selection Camp. He is the rst athlete from Olympia to earn the invitation. HIGH5 The Windermere High softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and Holly Heath pitched a complete game in a 4-2 victory for the Wolverines over nearby Olympia Feb. 23. The win was the second of the week for the brand-new var sity program Windermere had defeated Wekiva 15-5 Feb. 21 improving the Wolverines to 2-1 on the young season at the time. The best feeling is to see them get better every day, head coach Eileen Hannigan said. Ultimately, thats what were trying for every game getting a little bit better. Leading the way on offense for Windermere, Olivia Lovins drove in two runs and scored once. Seven Wolverines recorded hits on the day. Today, the thing were happy about is quality at-bats, Hannigan said. Im really happy with their at-bats today against a quality pitcher who was throw ing well. The Wolverines were defeated on the road Feb. 26 by Dr. Phillips, STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORThe Wolverines defeated Wekiva and Olympia last week.SEE SOFTBALL PAGE 14 Steven RyzewskiWindermere Highs Chrissy Fleming extends to make a leaping catch. Holy Family AD named to alma maters hall of fameRese McNatts professional volleyball career took her around the world. McNatt, currently the athletic director at Holy Family Catholic School, played for teams in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in locations that included Dubai, Menorca Island and in Croatia near the beach. That professional career, which spanned about a decade, was an option available to her thanks to the remarkable collegiate career she had at Missouri State Univer sity. During her time playing for the Lady Bears, she put together one of the programs best careers, including 390 kills as a senior.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSEE FAME PAGE 14Steven RyzewskiRese McNatt played professional volleyball for a decade in destinations domestic and international. The Olympia High football program has a new head coach. Olympia High Athletic Director Aaron Crawford on Feb. 20 announced that former Boone High defensive coordinator Tra vis Gabriel has been named the fifth head coach in program history for the Titans. We are excited to welcome Travis to Olympia, Crawford said. I know he will be a perfect fit on the Olympia campus. Travis has a great reputation within the football community and shows a true commitment to the overall student-athlete. Gabriel will be the successor to Kyle Hayes, who was dismissed in December after three seasons at the helm. For Gabriel, the opportunity to coach at a school such as Olympia was too good to pass up. Ive known about this school and coached against kids from this area, Gabriel said. Its a community school, and Ive always wanted to be a part of that. Ive been coaching long enough in Orange County that when I started, Olympia didnt exist. So once they got into playing, I saw Olympias new football head coach, former Boone High defensive coordinator Travis Gabriel, has a strong reputation in the Central Florida coaching community.Perfect tSteven RyzewskiTravis Gabriel said the rst item on his to-do list is building a rapport with his new student-athletes. SEE COACH PAGE 14 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR
14 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Still, the California native was confused when a staffer from Missouri State reached out to her recently with some news. As it turns out, she left such an impression during her time on campus that the school recently named her to its Hall of Fame and recognized her and other inductees during halftime ceremonies at Missouri State basketball games Feb. 9 and 10. It was a huge surprise, McNatt said. The recognition and the induction ceremonies meant returning to Springfield, Mis souri a place that was home for four years. Campus has completely changed but is still familiar, McNatt said. It was just special to be recognized. Collegiate highlights for McNatt include a game against Creighton during her senior season where she put together a triple-double registering double-digit kills, blocks and digs during the five-set victory on the Bluejays Senior Night. We were heading up to the hotel (afterward), and my coach said, You had a triple-double, and I was like, Wow I just started crying, McNatt said. Personally, that was my biggest milestone in college. Her time in college was followed by a pro career that began domestically but soon had her traveling the world. I love traveling, McNatt said. I love to compete and have teammates and have bonds with people in different countries that will always be there. McNatt retired from playing professionally nearly two years ago, as the wear and tear of her career began to take its toll. Eager to to start the next chapter of her life, she began apply ing anywhere and everywhere. She happened to be in Orlando for an event when Holy Familys Sister Dorothy Sayers gave her a call about the schools opening for an athletic director. McNatt canceled her flight out of town to interview for the job and, by the time the interview was complete, she had been offered and accepted the job. This just popped up and I just loved Sister Dorothy, McNatt said. Eighteen months later, McNatt said she is settling into her role with projects on her todo list that include fundraising for a synthetic turf soccer field. She said she has taken an unexpected liking to the paper work and administrative side of the job everything from ordering uniforms to making schedules and has enjoyed getting to know the students. I love the kids, and I love still being involved in sports, McNatt said. 2-1. Heath was strong again, allowing just two runs over six innings of work, but Panthers junior Raychel Trocki outdid her by one run. Lovins drove in the only run of the game for the Wolverines in the top of the fourth inning. With a record of 2-2 as of Feb. 27, Windermere now is prepar ing for games against Ocoee (March 1), Jones (March 5) and East River (March 6). The Wolverines will get another shot at Dr. Phillips March 12, this time at home. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. that afternoon. 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ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.comor Subscribe@OrangeObserver.com How did the excitement of competing in the first meet for the Windermere High track-and-field program compare to when you competed as a freshman in your first varsity meet in 2017? It was kind of the same. It was like, Im excited to be out here for a new team. It was fun and exciting. Were you surprised you did so well in the first meet of the season? Yeah, I didnt get that much time to practice the hurdles, so I didnt think I was going to do that well. You do several events for the team. Which of them is your favorite? The hurdles, high jump or long jump. In which event do you see the most room for improvement? The hurdles. Im just going to do what the coaches tell me, trust and believe (in the coaching). Was it intimidating two years ago when you first began doing hurdling events? Yeah, but at the same time, it was pretty fun. When you were a freshman at West Orange last spring, was there an upperclassman SPORTS SPOTLIGHTThe Windermere High girls track team won the programs very rst meet Feb. 17 at the Seminole Open. Leading the way was sophomore Amaya Ugarte, who placed rst in the long jump, the high jump and the 300-meter hurdles, as well as competing in the 4x100 relay team that placed second. As a freshman at West Orange in 2017, Ugarte made it to regionals in four events.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSAmaya Ugarteteammate who welcomed you in? Yes, Shayanne (Mayes). Weve known each other since middle school, and she made me feel welcome. How do you like competing for coach Jason Greer so far? I like that he does whatever he can to keep us on track. I like how he keeps it straight. Where is coach Greer work ing with you to improve as an individual? I would say on mental improvement. Which class is your favorite? Dance. Its physical, and Im a physical person. Do you have any idea what field you would like to go into for a career? So far, Id like to get into biomedical science. Have you seen the new Mar vel movie Black Panther? Yes sir, I saw it and I loved how it was inspiring. It was saying, This person before me doesnt define me now Im my own person. The movie was great, but the fight scenes could have been more intense. Which of your teammates is the funniest? Jesse Drain hes hilarious. Which remaining meet(s) are you most looking for ward to? Any meet against West Orange. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SoftballFROM PAGE 13FameFROM PAGE 13 GO ONLINEFor more photos from Windermere softballs 4-2 victory Feb. 23 against Olympia, visit Observer Preps.com. THE BASICSSchool: Windermere High Year: Sophomore Age: 15 Height: 5-foot-7the yearly progress. Gabriel has been the defensive coordinator at Boone for the last four seasons. He also was an interim head coach in 2013 at Oak Ridge High and led the Pioneers to a 4-1 record. Before that, he worked with current Boone head coach Andy Johnson for seven years at Freedom High. Most recently, Boone finished with a 9-3 record in 2017 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Under Gabriel, the Braves boasted a stingy defense that allowed just 12.4 points per game. Gabriels believes his rsum and his no-nonsense reputation helped set him apart for a job opening that attracted interest in Central Florida and beyond. I just went in and was myself, Gabriel said. Theres no secret about me Im a disciplinarian. Im big on that and structure and being organized. Gabriel has met with the returning players for the Titans and said his first item on his todo list is getting to know those young men, laying the groundwork for a productive coachathlete relationship. (Im going to) build a rapport with my kids, Gabriel said. Make sure they understand who I am and what I stand for. I believe in starting from scratch and building. The Titans went 19-14 from 2015-17 under Hayes, appear ing twice in the playoffs. Olympia graduates a significant senior class this spring, including quarterback Joe Milton, who is signed to the University of Michigan. Additionally, a handful of players were rumored to have transferred during the period between Hayes dismissal and the announcement of Gabriel as the new head coach. Gabriel said he has never been one for making win and loss predictions but did say the program will have a distinct identity under his guidance. Were going to compete every game were going to be disciplined and were going to be structured, Gabriel said. The one thing we are going to do is were going to compete. A coaching veteran in the Central Florida community, Gabriel says he has learned from people such as Johnson, whom he has worked with for more than a decade, as well as someone like Dr. Phillips head coach Rodney Wells, whom he considers a friend and a mentor. He believes now is the right time for him to slide into the role of head coach and that Olympia is the right place. Being a spiritual guy, I always say that if God wants me somewhere, Hes going to place me there, Gabriel said. God wanted me here, so Im here.CoachFROM PAGE 13
WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 15 268651 Congratulations to Horizon West Allianceon the 1st Health & Safety Block Party on Saturday, February 24th, hosted at the Hamlin Town Center The Horizon West Alliance:Mission Statement: As Horizon West expands, the Horizon West Alliance supports, funds and advocates for smart development, and promotes civic pride by identifying and seeing key enhancements and eorts through to fruition. Thank you to all attendees and sponsors. Title: HAMLIN Platinum: The Sheridan at Windermere Healthy West Orange Horizon West Happenings.com Gold and Silver: Citrus Church Club Pilates Orlando Health Hamlin Groves Dental Care Axiom Bank Indigo Spa & Wellness Center Craig Martin and Shane Swan State Farm My Family Orthodontics Vs Barbershop Orlando Ortho Center West Orange Chamber of Commerce West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer Sponsored in Part by...rThank you to the Windermere HS Marching Band and Director Robert Darragh. The Windermere High boys lacrosse team took the eld Feb. 13 for the school's rst varsity game on its new eld at Deputy Scott Pine Community Park. Hosting Lake Minneola, the Wolverines overcame a 7-6 halftime decit to score a decisive 17-11 victory in what was also the rst regularseason game for Windermere High's boys lacrosse program. The Wolverines (1-0) was well out in front early, leading 6-1, but some miscues allowed the visitors from Lake County to come roaring back before halftime. "We lost our edge for a little bit," head coach Ricky Kaet zel said. "Once we started playing our game again, the game went right back in our favor." Tommy Casademont and Jett Chesbro each had four goals for Windermere, while Hunter Heath and Alex Russo contributed three goals each. Goalie Christian Masone racked up 13 saves at the net. STEVEN RYZEWSKIWindermere wins rst game at new stadium GAME FILM Photos by Steven RyzewskiWindermere Highs Alex Russo attempted a shot for the Wolverines. Hunter Heath scored three goals for Windermere High against Lake Minneola. Ryan Gerlander scored two goals against Lake Minneola. The Wolverines celebrated after scoring a goal in a 17-11 victory Feb. 13. Head coach Ricky Kaetzel addressed his team during a timeout.
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267308 1st Place winner 2016 GOBA Parade of Homes 1st Place winner 2016 HBA Parade of Homes Florida Green Building Coalition Member and Platinum Level BuilderBUILDING ON YOUR LOT, OAKLAND PARK & BLUE SPRING RESERVEVISIT OUR WEBSITE or CALL FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.jjbuilding.com 407-476-7520BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1976 AWARDS HOUSE + HOMETHURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018A slice of paradise Phillips Grove, Pulte Homes newest community in Dr. Phillips, oers a rare opportunity: a new home on the Butler Chain of Lakes. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWest Orange-area homebuyers soon will have more housing options to consider in the Dr. Phillips area. Builder and developer Pulte Homes introduced recently Phillips Grove, a new estate-home community that will oer 229 home sites priced from $500,000 to $2 million near Apopka-Vineland Road and Buena Vista Boulevard.SEE PAGE 20Buyers will be able to choose from myriad nishes as they customize their new home.Courtesy of Pulte HomesPre-sales for the home sites have begun, and the grand opening is set for April. Model homes will be available to tour.
20 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 www.Century21BlueSky.com New Windermere office in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center:7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road #116 Windermere, FL 34786Facebook.com/Century21Celebration Twitter: https://twitter.com/C21BlueSkyFL Instagram @C21BlueskyRealtyGroup LinkedIn:Century21BlueSkyRealtyGroup rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf f rfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf frfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f BLUE SKY REALTY GROUP Offices in Celebration and WindermereMulti-Lingual OfficesToll Free 1-877-YOUR C21Property Management Line 407-566-9382 8101 Resort Village Drive Unit #3506 Lake Buena Vista Resort 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,060 Sq Ft Offered at $210,000 MLS# S4854310 7526 Seven Eagles Way, #T82 Townhome with Golf Course View in Reunion 3 Bed/3 Bath/2,124 Sq Ft Oered at $218,000 MLS#O5544140 10255 Meadow BrookBrand New Rental Listing New Construction in Waterleigh 4 Bed/3.5 Bath/2500 Sq Ft Oered at $2,400/month MLS# S4855233 8766 The Esplanade, #23 Remodeled Condo in Orlando 3 Bed/2.5 Bath/2,700 Sq Ft Offered at $379,900 MLS# O5536047 7395 Universal Unit #606 Point Orlando Resort 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,056 Sq Ft Offered at $315,000 MLS# S4843907 6210 Roseate Spoonbill Dr.Pool Home in Windermere 4 Bed/3.5Bath/3,134 Sq Ft Offered at $517,999 MLS# O5556376 3736 Manteo Circle Luxury Home in Hunters Creek 4 Bed/3 Bath/2,586 Sq Ft Oered at $424,900 MLS# S4854774 5010 Autumn Ridge Ct. Over 1 Acre Pool Home in Windermere 3 Bed/2 Bath/2,090 Sq Ft Offered at $399,900 MLS# S4851324 267753 267476 IN OCOEE407-905-7898 firstname.lastname@example.org IN WINTER GARDEN407-654-3037 email@example.com So local, it feels like your garage! Call Today! r See Page 17 of this weeks paper The community will feature 13 different floor plans ranging from $500,000 to $1 million-plus; two to seven bedrooms; two-andone-half to six-and-one-half bathrooms; and twoto three-car garages. The sizes of the homes range from 2,000 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet, and some of the larger homes come with life-tested designs that can be personalized to fit any familys needs and lifestyle. The community also will offer six lots with frontage on the Butler Chain of Lakes. Clint Ball, president of Pulte Homes North Florida division, said the lakefront homes will sit on about an acre and will serve as the projects premium spots. Its exclusive, Ball said. Theres not much land left (for homes) on the Butler Chain of Lakes, so this is an opportunity for people who have been looking for that. The new community will offer a number of amenities, such as a gated entrance, resort-style swimming pool with cabana and a summer kitchen and athletic courts. Lawn care also will be included for those who live in the community, and the homes will feature smart functionality, Ball said. Every Pulte home is designed to be exactly as smart as you want it to be, meaning intelligence is built into each home, he said. From the basic pre-wire to a full suite of automation options, youll be able to control the aspects of your home that you want to control right from your voice or smartphone. Ball said he expects Phillips Grove to appeal to buyers looking to upgrade to new construction as well as those who seek to live in the desirable Dr. Phillips community. We are very excited to bring our Phillips Grove community to life this year, he said. This is a prime opportunity for buyers looking for new construction in Dr. Phillips. We believe this will be one of the most unique opportunities to come to the market in Orlando this year. Phillips Grove is located minutes from Interstate 4 and the shopping and dining options on Dr. Phillips Restaurant Row. Phillips Grove becomes the third Pulte project under development in Dr. Phillips; it joins Pultes Ruby Lake and Overlook at Ruby Lake projects. The grand opening of Phillips Grove is set for April, and model homes will be available to tour by then, as well. To learn more about the community and to view home models, visit pulte.com/PhillipsGrove. Pulte unveils Phillips GroveCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
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LESS THAN 31 DAYS left to schedule your FREE window diagnosis!407-734-2971RBAFLA.com RECYCLED CONTENT Never before have you seen a material quite like this one its durable, weather resistant, beautiful and versatile! Where wood can rot and vinyl can warp, FIBREX gives you the same great look but without all the maintenance.Fibrex blends wood grain and a thermoplastic polymer, which is made up of 40 percent Even better: we source much of this material right from Andersen Corporations local wood window manufacturing facilities. As such, you enjoy the highest available from a trusted window company. 267291 half-baths and 3,285 square feet. The price per square foot is $114.76.HAMLIN RESERVEThe home at 15326 Honeybell Drive, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 18, for $374,382. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,979 square feet. The price per square foot is $189.18.LAKE SAWYER SOUTHThe home at 13303 Fernow St., Windermere, sold Feb. 20, for $380,000. Built in 2007, it has five bedrooms, five-and-onehalf baths and 3,609 square feet. The price per square foot is $105.29.LAKES OF WINDERMEREThe home at 12615 Hawkstone Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $705,000 (REO/bank owned). Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,643 square feet. The price per square foot is $193.52. The home at 6976 Swinscoe Lane, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $338,500. Built in 2008, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 2,969 square feet. The price per square foot is $114.01.RESERVE AT BELMEREThe home at 1317 Glenheather Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 12, for $454,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,811 square feet. The price per square foot is $161.51.SUMMERPORTThe home at 4749 Blue Major Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $369,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,863 square feet. The price per square foot is $128.89. The home at 4738 River Gem Ave., Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $325,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,618 square feet. The price per square foot is $124.14.WATERSTONEThe home at 11731 Waterstone Loop Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $1.26 million. Built in 2015, it has five bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, a pool and 5,132 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $245.52.WHITNEY ISLES AT BELMEREThe home at 1736 Whitney Isles Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $380,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 2,754 square feet. The price per square foot is $137.98.WINDERMERE TRAILSThe home at 8752 Lookout Pointe Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $550,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,270 square feet. The price per square foot is $168.20. The home at 8224 Bryce Canyon Ave., Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $405,000. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,485 square feet. WEST ORANGECYPRESS LANDINGThe home at 3744 Winding Lake Circle, Orlando, sold Feb. 22, for $475,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,536 square feet. The price per square foot is $134.33.TUSCANY RIDGEThe home at 9021 Tavolini Ter race, Windermere, sold Feb. 21, for $625,000. Built in 2005, it has five bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 3,512 square feet. The price per square foot is $177.96.WINDERMERE WYLDEThe home at 8724 Lansmere Lane, Orlando, sold Feb. 13, for $417,000. Built in 1979, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,947 square feet. The price per square foot is $141.50.WOODLANDS VILLAGEThe home at 4560 Woodlands Village Drive, Orlando, sold Feb. 23, for $337,5000. Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,231 square feet. The price per square foot is $151.28.WINDERMERECASABELLA AT WINDERMEREThe home at 4315 Isabella Circle, Windermere, sold Feb. 19, for $1,299,965. Built in 2018, it has six bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, a pool and 4,736 square feet. The price per square foot is $274.49.ESTANCIA AT WINDERMEREThe home at 1115 Estancia Woods Loop, Windermere, sold Feb. 14, for $796,545. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, four-andone-half baths and 3,972 square feet. The price per square foot is $200.54.ISLEWORTHThe home at 9707 Green Island Cove, Windermere, sold Feb. 16, for $860,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,016 square feet. The price per square foot is $285.15.LAKE BUTLER ESTATESThe home at 11425 Lake Butler Blvd., Windermere, sold Feb. 20, for $1.109 million. Built in 1984, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,660 square feet. The price per square foot is $237.98.WAUSEON RIDGEThe home at 3205 Wauseon Drive, Windermere, sold Feb. 15, for $325,000 (auction/REO). Built in 1964, it has five bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,230 square feet. The price per square foot is $100.62.WINDERMEREThe home at 2033 Maguire Road, Windermere, sold Feb. 15, for $484,000. Built in 1983, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,596 square feet. The price per square foot is $134.59. nectarrealestate.comThis Golden Oak home, at 10164 Carthay Drive, Golden Oak, sold Feb. 13, for $2.975 million. Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort is a residential resort community.
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