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ObserverWINDERMEREYOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. FREE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAIDWINTER GARDEN, FL PERMIT NO. 81 *****************ECRWSSEDDM****Postal Customer Piaget Academy goes wildStudents starred in the MetroWest schools production, Welcome to the Jungle. PAGE 11. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWest Orange residents raised number of concerns regarding middleand elementaryschool zoning options that were approved during the Orange County School Board meeting on April 24. The zoning options pertain to one relief middle school and two relief elementary schools District OKs zoning for Horizon West relief schools Orange County School Board members approved new plans but not without hearing from concerned citizens. ROTARY PLANS MAY 5 FIESTAThe Rotary Club of Windermere is hosting a day of family fun, food and enter tainment from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, around Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Music will be provided by the Down Brothers. Food trucks will be available, and events planned for the children include several bounce houses, face painting, sidewalk painting, basketball and soccer on the courts. Other activities will include a sombrero contest (with a $100 prize for the best decorated), margarita and tequila tasting and simulated cucaracha races (cucarachas available for purchase and prizes for the winners). Margaritas, cerveza, soda and water will be available to purchase.YOUR TOWNSEE BOARD PAGE 4Let the games begin! Orange County ocials cut the ribbon to mark the spring opening of Lakeside Village Park.ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERLakeside Village residents now have a park to call their own. County officials hosted a ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the 8.93-acre Lakeside Village Park located at 10820 Village Lake Road, Windermere. The event was held to ceremoniously mark the opening of the parks first phase. Phase one includes an open field, pavilion with three picnic tables, a water fountain with bottle filler, five benches, trash ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWindermere residents raised concerns about a construction project that would install a sidewalk along Sixth Avenue during a workshop meeting on April 24. The project involves installing a five-foot-wide pedestrian sidewalk along Sixth Avenue from Main Street to Lake Street. The proposed sidewalk project is just part of a larger multimodal network plan to make the town of Windermere easier to navigate for pedestrians, bikers and golf cart drivers.Town opens discussion on Sixth Avenue sidewalk planThe sidewalk is part of a larger plan to make Windermere more pedestrian friendly. BLACK TIE It was a sea of white April 27 as the Down Syndrome Association hosted its White Party. 8.Eric GutierrezOrange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey enjoyed some play time with Alexander Jones, left, and Jayla Earl. SEE SIDEWALK PAGE 5 SEE COUNTY PAGE 4 For $5.5 million, you can have the pop-star life. 19. VOLUME 3, NO. 30


2 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 ChooseOrlandoHealth.com10000 West Colonial Drive | Ocoee, FL 34761 Choose minimally invasive robotic surgery Orlando Health is proud to be a leader in robotic-assisted surgery. Now available at Orlando Health Health Central small incisions, shorter hospitalization and faster healing. Robotic Surgery Open House Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm 7:00 pm Orlando Health Health Central Hospital RSVP by May 11, 2018 to Come meet our doctors skilled in robotic surgery, and interact with robotic equipment on-site. Learn more about robotic weight loss surgery, robotic colorectal surgery and robotic general surgery. 273899 Same day Appointments available for new and 274055 Pediatricians Erika Diogene, D.O. Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www.GrowingTogetherPeds.comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm SATURDAY, MAY 5CORNERSTONE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Cornerstone Hospice, 5655 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is training volunteers for opportunities in Orange County, including Dr. Phillips. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register for training, call (888) 728-6234 or email volunteering@cshospice. org and reference the Orange County training. DERBY DE MAYO CHIHUAHUA RUN 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The Weiner Race in October was a hit; can the Chihuahuas top it? Rae prizes include airline tickets. Proceeds benet A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. Registration is $10 at Eventbrite or at the door and includes one rae ticket. (407) 395-9520. ROTARY CLUB OF WINDERMERE CINCO DE MAYO 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, around Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Music will be provided by the Down Brothers. Food trucks will be available, and events planned for the children include several bounce houses, face painting, sidewalk painting, basketball and soccer on the courts. Other activities will include a sombrero contest (with a $100 prize for the best decorated), margarita and tequila tasting and simulated cucaracha races (cucarachas available for purchase and prizes for the winners). Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund local Rotary charities. RUN FOR THE ROSES 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Pines of Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road, Windermere. Join the West Orange Junior Service League for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Run for the Roses. The evening includes derby-inspired food and drinks, a hat contest, video horse racing, silent auction and a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $100 in advance and $150 the day of the event and can be purchased at eventbrite. com/e/run-for-the-roses2018-tickets-42546282075.MONDAY, MAY 750+ EXERCISE CLASS 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the gymnasium at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. ApopkaVineland Road, Orlando. Al Aki will teach the class. Cost is $2 per class; drop-ins are welcome. Visit sports, email sports@st.lukes. org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 290, for details.WEDNESDAY, MAY 9KEENES CROSSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SENIOR RECEPTION 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Keenes Crossing Elementary media center, 5240 Keenes Pheasant Drive, Windermere. West Orange High School seniors who attended Keenes Crossing are invited to an alumni luncheon. RSVP to Donna Lyle at (407) 654-1351 by Friday, May 4. WINDERMERE ELEMENTARY SENIOR RECEPTION 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Windermere Elementary School media center, 11125 Park Ave., Windermere. Graduating seniors are invited to catch up with classmates, visit with for mer teachers, view old photos and enjoy refreshments. RSVP at (407) 876-7520, Ext. 2221.THURSDAY, MAY 10MOTHERS DAY TEA 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St., Windermere. Enjoy a fun afternoon celebrating mothers with tea, snacks and a craft. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 538-3124. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Email for information. RSVP to rebeccatmellen@ or (407) 230-5968., MAY 1113TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST AUTHOR SERIES 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. The author series is presented in partner ship with The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips. Author Anne Perry has written 75 books, explor ing the lives of people from various eras and backgrounds. Book sale and signing to follow the lecture. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.THURSDAY, MAY 17PALM LAKE ELEMENTARY SENIOR RECEPTION 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Palm Lake Elementary School, 8000 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando. High school seniors who at tended PLES are invited to celebrate their graduation with their classmates and former teachers. (407) 354-2610. YOUR CALENDAR


WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 3 ERIC GUTIERREZ STAFF WRITER West Orange soon may get a new assisted-living facility after coun ty planners voted to recommend that county leaders approve landuse and rezoning requests made by CERTUS Senior living. The Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission voted April 19 to recommend the Orange County Board of County Com missioners adopt the future landuse designation amendment and rezoning requests pertaining to a 5.39-acre property located on Conroy Windermere Road west of South Hiawassee Road. The prop erty is owned by CERTUS Senior Living and could be the site of the companys next assisted-living facility, Orange County Planner Nicolas Thalmueller said. (The owner) has submitted a small-scale Comprehensive Plan amendment ... to change the Future Land Use designation of the 5.39-acre subject property from low-density Residential (LDR) to Planned Development-Com mercial (Assisted Living Facility) (PD-C) (ALF), Thalmueller said. The applicant has also applied to rezone the property (from R-CE Country Estate District) to Planned Development (District). CERTUS Senior Living pro poses building a 43,019-squarefoot assisted-living facility with 64 beds on its property. How ever, it needs to have the prop erty rezoned to build. The facility will offer memory-care services for individuals diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimers disease. CERTUS has two assisted-living facilities under construction in Central Florida one in Mount Dora and the other in Orange City. Additionally, two more assistedliving facilities in Central Florida one in Longwood and the other in Waterford Lakes in Orlando will begin construction soon. Thalmueller said county com missioners will make the final decision at their June 5 meeting. If the requests are approved by the BCC (Board of County Com missioners), the applicant will need to submit a Development Plan that will have to be approved by the Development Review Committee prior to the appli cant beginning the permitting process, Thalmueller said. The applicant would then submit for building permits. Representatives from CER TUS did not respond to multiple attempts seeking comment. ERIC GUTIERREZ STAFF WRITER M atthew Czarnecki moved May 6, 2006, to Florida, to work as a teacher. At the time, he had no idea of what God would have in store for him 12 years to the date. On May 6, 2018, he will preach from the place where he used to teach as he launches services for Forever Free Church at Bridgewater Mid dle School. What Forever Free Church represents is we want people to come into our fellowship and we want to be able to love on them the way Jesus loves on us, Czar necki said. Our mission is we exist so confined people can find freedom. A lot of times, the world looks down on people with their faults and their failures. And as a church, we just want to open our arms and accept those people and love on them regardless of any thing that may be wrong in their life. A teacher turned preacher, Czarnecki is the founder and lead pastor of Forever Free Church. He resigned from teaching math at Bridgewater Middle School in January to launch the church. He said his church is a nondenomi national church with no outside affiliation or outside financial support. Czarnecki said it took seven years for the vision of his church to bear fruit. He originally envi sioned the idea for the church in January 2011 after completing his masters degree in divinity from Liberty University and being for mally ordained as a minister at Grace Point Church in Apopka. At the time, he left teaching to be a full-time minister. I felt a sense to go plant (a church) in West Orange County, Czarnecki said. I left that posi tion (with Grace Point Church) to actually pursue that opportunity to do what I felt I was being called to do, and I hit some closed doors at that point. In that moment, Czarnecki went back into teaching. He taught at Riverside Elementary for about two-and-one-half years. He then taught at Apopka Middle School for three years and went on to teach at Bridgewater Middle School for three years before leaving earlier this year. I resigned, but I called it my retirement, Czarnecki said. We actually had a retirement party because we as a group we felt if Im going to call people to live a certain way, I have to be there full-time. Even if it meant giv ing up a job that was a paid salary to become a volunteer lead pas tor of this church. Once I left that (last teaching) position, there were a lot of tears at Bridgewater because I was Mr. C. It was a big deal. I loved my kids. I loved the staff there. In October 2017, he met with six people to discuss the vision he had for the church. The church held its first service in a home belong ing to one of its members in Jan uary 2018 the same month he stopped teaching. It was just meeting the right people, Czarnecki said. We had a discussion about this vision for a church that I had (wanted) to plant in West Orange County. We know that theres a lot of growth happening in this area. A new church for a new community is really positive. (We) outlined this vision for Forever Free Church and got some people on board with us. Czarnecki said there are many similarities between his styles of teaching and preaching and his delivery methods are the same from the classroom to the pulpit. As an educator for over a decade, I always strived to provide a dynamic learning environment for all my students my goal was to make lessons fun, interesting and captivating, Czarnecki said. As a preacher, I strive to bring the same dynamic teaching style. Not much has changed in my delivery from the classroom to the pulpit except instead of math, I talk about Jesus and how He can help us live forever free. CERTUS Senior Living requests receive recommendation by planning commission From the classroom to the pulpit Matthew Czarnecki launched Forever Free Church in January. In May, he will preach from where he used to teach. The Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend the County Commission adopt the rezoning and future land-use amendment requests made by CERTUS. IF YOU GO FOREVER FREE CHURCH WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6 WHERE: Bridgewater Middle School, 5600 Tiny Road, Win ter Garden WEBSITE: foreverfreechurch. com What Forever Free Church represents is we want people to come into our fellowship and we want to be able to love on them the way Jesus loves on us. Our mission is we exist so conned people can nd freedom. Pastor Matthew Czarnecki Eric Gutierrez


4 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 WINDERMERE OBSERVER The Windermere Observer (USPS 687-120) is published weekly for $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County) by the Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Gar den, Florida 34787. Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the Windermere Observer, 720 S. 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All Rights Reservedand recycle receptacles, trail connections between Lakeside Vil lage Road and Iron Mountain Trail and a shaded playground area for children ages 2 to 12, said Orange County Parks and Recreation Manager Matt Suedmeyer. Phase two will be (adding) connection to the lake with a fishing pier, a sidewalk to the fishing pier and additional tot lot on the other side of the play area for the younger-age (children). Suedmeyer said. Then (were adding) outdoor fitness exercise equipment for the adults, and theyll be located here by the playground. While the children are play ing on the playground, the adults can exercise on the fitness equipment. Suedmeyer said construction for phase one cost $800,000, and phase two could cost about $850,000. He also said funding for phase two will be available sometime in the fall. Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey said the groundbreaking for phase two could take place sometime in October, however, a specific date has not yet been determined. She commented on how quickly phase one of the park was completed. Construction for the park began in October 2017 and was completed in March. I feel like I was just here yesterday (for the groundbreaking), VanderLey said. It happened very, very quickly, and Im excited about that. VanderyLey said she supports parks and green spaces because of the positive impact they can have on mental health. I am a big parks advocate, VanderLey said. A lot of that is because a lot of studies have shown that in order to have really wonderful mental health, you need green spaces to recreate places to run around, places to exercise and all of that. Im really excited about all of the parks were seeing (being built). Lakeside Village Park joins a list of other parks in the Horizon West area. Other parks include Summerport Neighborhood Park, Independence Neighbor hood Park, phase one of the Horizon West Regional Park and the recently opened Deputy Scott Pine Community Park. The area will see more parks in the future, Suedmeyer said. There are a lot of future parks neighborhood parks like this as part of the planned development (of Horizon West), Suedmeyer said. scheduled to be built in Horizon West. The middle school will relieve overcrowding in Bridgewater Middle, while the elementary schools will relieve overcrowding at Keenes Crossing, Independence, Bay Lake and Sand Lake elementary schools. The relief schools have not yet been named and will open in the Fall 2019, said District 4 School Board Member Pam Gould. We approved a zoning option, but we did after our workshop (in March) have more of the community come out with concerns, Gould said. Gould added the two primary concerns residents raised per tained to communities being separated and distances from schools. One (concern) is the perception ... that some of the communities are slightly closer to one school than another, Gould said. The second (concern) is there is a large subdivision that is separated by Seidel Road and in the option that we were presenting forward that subdivision was going to two different schools based on the division of Seidel Road. That large subdivision is the Watermark community. Carey Adams is a resident of Watermark and started a petition to oppose the zoning options that were approved by the school district. We went to the School Board to share that we oppose (the zon ing), because they ultimately are breaking up our neighborhood, Adams said. We see ourselves as one neighborhood of Watermark. We just happened to be split by a main artery (road) through our neighborhood, but we do a ton of stuff together. The neighborhood acts as one. Resident Cynthia Dailey also started a petition opposing the zoning options that were approved. Daileys petition relates to the issue of distances from schools. Her petition notes the zoning does not line up with how Horizon West was planned. Each village in Horizon West is supposed to have an elementary school within walking distance of the homes. The purpose of the petition I started was to show the board during the meeting that residents of Horizon West want the concept of neighborhood elementary schools to be an important factor when they rezone in our area, Dailey said. There will be more rezonings as Horizon West grows. Not everyone will be happy with them, but if they respect the concept of the walkable neighbor hoods attending the elementary in their own area at least the life style promised by that part of the masterplan will be upheld for the homes in the same neighborhoods as the schools as they are opened. Gould said to address these concerns, she recommended the school district consider targeted rezoning options in certain com munities. Because of some of the concerns that were brought up I recommended that we pass the (zoning) plan with the promise to come back by October with some targeted rezoning options or consideration of that, she said. Were going to look at (the zoning) again based on the testimony that we got via email and heard. Do we run into this (issue)? Yes, all the time. Do we try and accommodate it as much as we can? All of the time, because we dont want to break up communities. We want to keep communities together as much as possible. Horizon West is unique because the whole community is not built. Adams and Dailey both responded to how the school board addressed their concerns. My hope is that they really do take it to heart and dont split up neighborhoods and/or communities, Adams said. I think that their job is difficult. Theyve got to decide to split it somewhere and theyre looking at a lot of different things. I felt that (my) point was heard and respected during the (school) board meeting, Dailey said. Once Horizon West is built out, it will all normalize, and the growing pains and overcrowding will subside. But with the current rules about when new schools can be planned overcrowded schools are a reality that all the residents in this area will just have to live with if they want all the benefits that come with living in such an amazing area. Orange County Public Schools Director of Student Enrollment Dr. Carol McGowin said some stu dents may be eligible for a grandfathered transfer if the new zoning affects what school they attend. Students would just have to meet one of three criteria. As part of the rezoning adventure, the school board has put in place grandfather transfers to help ease the transition rezoning causes, McGowin said. Either the student has been rezoned twice by OCPS at a given grade level, the student is being moved from an existing school to an existing school or the student is a rising fifthor eighth-grader zoned to the relief school. The deadline to apply for a grandfather transfer is May 31. For more information on transfers visit, or call (407) 317-3233. Board approves school rezoningCounty celebrates park opening Photos by Eric GutierrezLuca Arnaldo, left, took a break from playing to share a snack with his father, Paulo. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Orange County Parks and Recreation Manager Matt Suedmeyer gave a speech at the ribbon-cutting event.


WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 5 The sidewalk project that were planning to put in now will be an inter-connector from Main Street to the future multimodal (path) that we plan to put in, Windermere Public Works Director Scott Brown said. Were also looking to build a multimodal (path) through the middle of town on what used to be the old railroad right-of-way. Thats projected in the future. Were just trying to put Winder mere back to being the walkable community that residents have asked for and want and trying to make it safe in the process. A few town residents who live along Sixth Avenue attended the workshop and said they were all in favor of the proposed sidewalk project. However, they raised concerns about the planned placement of the sidewalk. The proposed plans call for placing the sidewalk 18 feet into the right of way along Sixth Avenue. Residents were concerned that the proposed plans place the sidewalk too close to their homes. Eighteen feet is really far into our property and all the properties over there, Jamie Cox said. It puts you in our yard. Youd have people walking right through the middle of our yards. We dont understand why it needs to be there as opposed to being five or six feet in (the right-of-way). Louis Sterling also shared his thoughts of the project. As a resident of the town, Id like to make sure that were all safe not just the (property) owners, but also the pedestri ans that are walking through, Sterling said. I agree with the council (that) safety is key, and at the same time, let us be cognizant of (what is) going to be fair and best for all. Brown said safety was a key factor when in comes to deciding the placement of the proposed sidewalk. What I know from developments in the past is you build things appropriately, Brown said. You start with the sidewalks on the right-of-ways (and) you move them in because you want the pedestrian traf fic as far away from the vehicle traffic as possible for safety and the welfare of the public. Discussions of the project will continue either at another workshop meeting or during a Windermere Town Council meeting. Because of traffic problems, the engineer of the project was unable to attend the workshop to discuss the project. Were just waiting for the engineer who should have been here to explain why the decisions were made (the way) that (they) were made, Mayor Gary Bruhn said. This (work shop) allows us to have a consensus so I can go ahead and bring it forward. The question I have now is: Is it ready to go to council for discussion or is there too much discussion to where it should be (discussed) in a work shop? 273340 DisneyOnIce .com Tickets Start at $1 8!Restrictions, excl usions and additional charges may appl y. Subject to availability .MAY 11 13AMW AY CENTER1700943 270631 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR Orange County School Board members might soon be limited to eight years if at least 60% of Florida voters approve a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2018 ballot. The proposed amendment is one of three included in Proposal 6003. The proposal was approved 27-10 April 16 by the 37-member Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which refers constitutional amendments directly to the ballot for a public vote. If passed by voters, Proposal 6003s proposed amendments would establish a term limit of eight years for school board members, make civic literacy education a constitutional requirement and grant the state control of public charter schools, as opposed to school districts. The amendments have been a source of concern for some school board members. District 4 School Board Member Pam Gould believes any amendment imposing term limits on school boards are unnecessary and insists the number of years a school board member stays in office should be a decision made by the local community, not state lawmakers. My issue is not about the term limits, said Gould, who will not be running for re-election. To the best of my knowledge, I dont think there is another constitutional law that controls local gov ernment term limits. Theres no other municipality or city government that has that, and I just dont think its a constitutional issue. District 1 School Board member Joie Cadle, who was elected in 2002 and is not seeking re-election in 2018, is also against establishing state-mandated term limits on school board members and believes doing so might weaken and destabilize school boards. I dont think Tallahassee works that well, and they have term limits, said Cadle, who is the second-longest serving school board member. And before theyre even elected, theyre jockeying to see whos going to be speaker of the house. Serving as a school board member, it takes time to learn all the ins and outs of it. You would have constant turnover, people trying to figure out whats going on and one of the reasons this school board has won so many awards and our superintendent is being recognized nationally for so many achievements is we have stability on the board. Regarding the proposed amend ment for state-controlled charter schools, both Gould and Cadle said they prefer the home rule and leaving decisions to local representatives. There are multiple issues with (state-controlled charter schools), Gould said. We dont control the charter schools, but at least we have a local view on them, a local connection to them and a local standard that we share with them on what our community expects in terms of service. And I dont see how a Legislature that meets only 16 weeks out of the year can have that kind of connectivity to the community. Cadle, who echoed Goulds opinion, added that state representatives are too far removed from the community to be proper ly held accountable for local issues specific to charter schools. Having Tallahassee control charter schools is also problematic, because they are public schools and the constitution says that the school board should be responsible for public schools, and taxpayer dollars are going to charter schools but there will be no accountability, she said. No matter the results of Novembers ballot, changes to the members of the Orange County School Board will take place after the Aug. 28 election. Both Gould and Cadle are retiring from the board; Dis trict 6 School Board member Nancy Robbinson is running for chair; and District 7 School Board member Christine Moore is running for a seat on the Orange County Commission.School board term limits make November ballotProposal 6003 includes provisions relating to term limits for school board members, charter schools and civic literacy education.Sidewalk talkCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


6 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 NIGHT TO SHINEThey say diamonds are forever, just as Windermere Highs cur rent juniors will forever be the schools inaugural class. Students celebrated their schools rst prom night Saturday, April 21, at the B Resort & Spa. Dancing under sparkling chandeliers, posing in a photo booth with a shining silver backdrop and indulging in a catered dinner were just a few of the activities attendees could take advantage of. Later in the evening, Carter Zavada was crowned prom king, and McKenna Gritts was named prom queen. DANIELLE HENDRIX Mackenzie Hyatt, Reagan Jeery, Ava Czyewski, Colby Milchin and Emileigh Schwaeble looked beautiful in their dresses. Averie Lambert and Courtney Erskine struck a pose in the photo booth. Sama Aref and Isaiah R. Jackson were a cute couple. Bella Dimeo, Joseph Charles, Chandler Farber and Emma Grace Mac were all smiles. Kendall Cress, Nicholas Trainor, Gabriel Olivo and Autumn Lockhart matched in shades of blue. Valery Riveros, Xelayris Martinez, Montserrat Bermudez, Daniela Cannon and Gabriela Matute showed o their beautiful dresses. ONLINESee more photos at 274797 Appetizer Caprese Bruschetta Louisiana Crab Cakes and Alligator Bites Fried Plantains and Potato Latke Onion Rings and Hush Puppies Shrimp Cocktail and Fried Oysters Salad Station Mix Greens and Watercress Beets and Melon Salad Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado with Feta Seasonal Fruit Platter Assorted Breads, Nuts and Cheese Carving and Omelet Station Caribbean Glazed Ham Italian Herb Roasted Turkey Roast Prime Rib au Poivre Choice of Omelets Eggs Benedict Waes and Pancakes Main Course New Orleans Shrimp and Lobster Chicken Cacciatore Jambalaya Rice Spanish Rice and Beans Vegetable Medley Grillers Lasagna Florentine with Portabella Mushrooms The Big Easy MENU7782 Winter Garden Vineland Rd Windermere, FL 34786 407-301-2983 Fusion International Events by Chef Mario Peters


THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Down Syndrome Association: White Party. 8. Nehrling Gardens: Corks, Caladiums and Canvases. 10. Support system With $240,000 in student scholarships and community grants in-hand, the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation awarded its largest disbursement of such funds during the CF HLA Gives membership luncheon. Held Thursday, April 26, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, the luncheon included scholarship recipients, elected ocials and CFHLA members. Also part of the program were the recognition of 107 CFHLA Adopt a School partnerships and a CFHLA Cares collection drive for homeless students in Orange and Osceola counties. DANIELLE HENDRIX CFHLA 2018 MVP Charter Member Ruthann DiLauri, Erin Sims and CFHLA board members Nina Shirk and Sonja Giselbrecht were all smiles. Right: Ocoee High senior Kacy Cartwright and her mom, Wendy, celebrated her scholarship. Representatives from the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando posed with the CFHLA Cares Instagram frame. CFHLA President and CEO Rich Maladecki, Kim Gordon, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel General Manager Fred Saw yer, Kevin Craig and Paula Fiuza all made sure the luncheon ran smoothly. Left: Mike Armbruster and Pat Buckles matched with gray jackets.


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SPORTS MAY 3, 2018 Two-sport standout Samijah Butler a leader for Dr. Phillips flag football. Page 14. 1 The rst-year pro gram for Windermere High is sending 11 student-athletes to the 2018 Florida High School Track & Field State Cham pionships at the Univer sity of North Florida May 4-5. The Wolverines had four individual qualiers and a relay team (girls 4x100-meter relay) with four alternates. Individual qualiers were Amaya Ugarte (girls 300-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump), Saniah Fuller (girls long jump and triple jump), Danielle Ficka (girls discus, shot put) and Onix Ortiz (boys 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run). 2 In addition to the athletes from Windermere High, an impressive 17 studentathletes between Olym pia (4), Dr. Phillips (3), Windermere Prep (1) and The First Academy (9) qualied as individuals for the state track meet in Classes 4A and 1A, as well as seven relay teams. 3 The Dr. Phillips girls lacrosse team had an impressive season come to a close April 30 in the regional seminals against Lake Highland Prep. The Pan thers (16-5) fell 11-5 to the Highlanders. Before that, Dr. Phillips had defeated Viera 21-10 in the regional quarternals April 26. 4 Jeslyn Whitehead pitched a completegame shutout for Olympias baseball team in a 10-0 win over Dr. Phil lips in ve innings April 26. A photo gallery is available at 5 Dr. Phillips alum Marcell Harris was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Harris, a safety, attended the University of Florida. He joins HaHa ClintonDix, Matt Milano and Trey Griey as DP alumni cur rently on NFL rosters. HIGH 5 Right on target Windermere Prep eight-grader Charlie Holden won the middle-school state championship as an individual at the 2018 OAS Florida State Championships April 21 in Lake Mary. Steven Ryzewski Windermere Prep eighth-grader Charlie Holden said some minor tweaks he and his coach, Phil Graves, made helped him to win the middle-school state championship last month. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR The Olympia High boys water polo team survived a thrilling regional final match April 28 at Seminole High, defeating the host Seminoles 10-9, to advance to the Final Four of the FHSAA Boys Water Polo Championships for the first time in program history. Alec Johnson had five goals for the Titans (27-2) in the landmark victory for the program, and Luke Carey scored the deciding goal. Ryan Hopegill had 11 saves for Olympia against Seminole (22-7). Now, the Titans will prepare to face a familiar foe Lake Nona in the state semifinals Friday, May 4, at Ransom Everglades in Miami. A year ago, Olympia defeated the Lions in the first round of the playoffs, and this time around they will have to best Lake Nona to earn another program first in the form of a state-final appear ance. For Olympia head coach Steph anie Johnson Possell, whose girls team won a state title in 2017, it is an exciting opportunity for a young roster to make some his tory for the program. Primarily, we have four soph omores in the water and two juniors in the water theyre really fun to coach, Johnson Pos Olympia boys water polo advances to rst Final Four The Titans defeated Seminole in a thriller in the regional nal to advance to the Final Four this weekend in Miami. Steven Ryzewski Olympias Luke Carey scored the deciding goal in a 10-9 win over Seminole High April 28. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR W indermere Prep eighth-grader Charlie Holden loves his science class and likes doing hands-on experiments. He likes running, too Charlie competed for the Lakers in mid dle-school track and cross-coun try, and he can run the mile in five minutes and 14 seconds. Most recently, though, Char lie became a state champion in archery a sport he only took up as a sixth-grader and given he is still a relative newcomer to the sport, it is fair to say this young Laker is right on target for an exciting career as an archer. SEE DESTINATION PAGE 14 SEE RAPID PAGE 14


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Thats one reason why Im proud to support West Orange county.. Get to a better State. Shannon Till, AgentFowler Groves 3279 Daniels Road Winter Garden, FL 34787 Toll Free: 855-742-1591 Hablamos EspaolAthlete of the Week Sponsored by...270599 Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 South Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters 273889 What are you saying to your teammates during overtime of the district championship? Just to stay disciplined and stay focused. We only (have) four downs, so we couldnt afford to make mistakes. Where does this game rank amongst other exciting flag football games youve played? I would say its right behind Martin County (a 7-6 playoff victory for Dr. Phillips May 12, 2017). The atmosphere was just like Martin County. That game was neck-and-neck. What sets the flag football program at Dr. Phillips apart, such that it has had so much success over the years? I guess because were built on discipline and making sure we stay focused. Being humble, most importantly anybody can beat us. Making sure we go in with the right mindset. What is a life lesson you have learned from playing for Coach Anthony Jones in both flag football and basketball? To never take anyone for grant ed opponents or anyone you come across in real life. Every one is out to beat you, so its all about staying humble and preparing yourself for what youre going into. Which former teammate made a big impression on you? I would probably say Tiffany Tolbert. Just the way she pushes to want to be better. She went to (the University of North Florida) and ((is) a top freshman there (for the womens basketball team). Its encourage ment to keep going and that any obstacles you face, you can always overcome. What are you hoping to pursue as a career field? I want to become a pedi atric surgeon. What sparked your interest in that particu lar career path? Ever since I was a little kid, I already knew that I wanted to be a doctor. As I started getting older and learning about the different fields, my passion for working with kids kind of triggered it. Who is a teacher at Dr. Phil lips High that made a big impression upon you? Thats a hard one. I would probably say Mrs. (JeanNicole) Nash. She always pushed me with testing and making sure that Im being myself and putting forward whatever I have to give. ... I took her Advanced Placement Language class. Whats your go-to meal after a practice or game? Chipotle. Ive got a set bowl I order. I get a bowl, white rice, black beans, chicken, corn, hot sauce, cheese and extra sour cream with an apple juice. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHT A three-year varsity player for the Dr. Phillips ag football team, Samijah Butler is a captain this spring for the Panthers (12-1). Butler, a center, was a leader for Dr. Phillips as it defeated Timber Creek 12-6 in overtime April 25 to win the programs eighth district championship in nine years. Butler is also a standout for for the Panthers girls basketball team and hopes to walk-on for the program at Rollins College, where she plans to study biology. SPONSORED BY SHANNON TILLSTATE FARM IN FOWLER GROVES Samijah Butler THE BASICS Height: 5-foot-6 Weight: 130 pounds GPA: 3.8 Hometown: Orlando Other varsity sports: Basketball College: Rollins I decided to try (archery) in sixth grade at (Windermere Preps) Global Games and I thought it was a lot of fun, Charlie said. I really enjoy being in the one-on-one com petition it keeps me on my toes. It didnt take long for Charlie to decide he enjoyed archery. As a seventh-grader, he began to see rapid improvement, and he won the Global Games. At the state competition in 2017, he did well but came up just short of medaling. Looking ahead to his eighth-grade sea son, Charlie and Windermere Prep archery coach Phil Graves tweaked his technique so he might make the next step. My coach, Phil Graves, he suggested that I started using a sight, and my other coach gave me a stabilizer, and thats what I used at states, Char lie explained. It helped me improve. It helped him improve so much, in fact, that Charlie best ed all of the competition at the 2018 OAS (Olympic Archery in Schools) Florida State Cham pionships April 21at Lake Mary Prep. Charlie progressed through the competition and eventually faced off against a student from the host school in the middleschool final. The moment he learned he had won was an exciting one for the young archer. I think my hard work really paid off, Charlie said. It felt really good. Charlies early success in archery has spurred in inter est in the sport, and already he displays a keen understanding of its nuances. He has begun to research more about opportu nities to compete in college and about Olympic archery and said he already has a favorite team. I noticed that the South Koreans, they have the best archery, Charlie said. I real ly look up to them and try to improve like them. The middle-school champi onship he earned April 21 serves as a fitting bookend to the first stage of his budding archery career. He is ready for the next challenge competing for Windermere Prep at the varsity level next year. Im really excited to com pete at the high-school level, Charlie said. I cant wait to start practicing and see what its like. Four local teams won their re spective regional champion ships last week and advanced to this weeks Florida High School Tennis State Champi onships in Seminole County Olympias boys team in Class 4A, Windermeres girls team in Class 3A and Wind ermere Preps boys and girls teams in Class 1A. In Class 1A, Windermere Preps girls defeated Circle Christian 6-1 in the regional championship April 26, led by individual wins from Madeleine Geller, Reagan Parker and Carissa Ruiz. At the state tournament April 30 at Sanlando Park, though, the Lakers girls team was defeated by Episcopal in the state quarternals, ending its run. The Lakers boys team got individual wins from Abhay Tak, Erik Hartker and Bren dan Brendan Boland to help it solidify a 4-2 win over Circle Christian in the regional nal, also on April 26. Windermere Prep also won its regional quarternal at the state tournament, topping Episco pal 5-2, and continued into competition May 1, after the time of press. Continuing a trend of strong performances for rst-year programs at Wind ermere High, the Wolverines girls tennis team defeated Edgewater in a thrilling match in the regional championship April 26, 4-3. The Wolverines were defeated by Chiles (Tallahassee) in the Class 3A state quarternals April 30 at Red Bug Lake Park, ending their remarkable run. Led by junior ace Juan Bi anchi, who won his match at No. 1 singles, Olympias boys team cruised to a 6-1 win over Winter Park April 26 in its re gional championship match. The Titans faced Wiregrass Ranch May 2 in the Class 4A state quarternals and, if victorious, will compete in the state seminals May 3 against the winner between Fleming Island and George Steinbrenner. For updates from the ten nis state championships, visit sell said after a match against Dr. Phillips earlier this season. This group of boys is a spe cial group of boys they love working hard, they love learn ing the game, they like strategy and the chess match, and they get along really well. Olympias state semifinal match is scheduled for 7p.m. May 4 in Miami. If the Titans win, they will face the winner of the semifinal between host Ransom Everglades last years state champion and South Broward. Rapid improvement CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 QUARTET OF TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE TENNIS Steven Ryzewski Juan Bianchi and the Titans won their regional nal April 26. Destination: Miami


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STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORWhen the 2018 softball season comes to a close for the Olympia Titans and the Windermere Wolverines, both teams will look back fondly on the respective games they played and won April 24. Both teams secured playoff berths that day, each with an added significance thanks to the context. For the Wolverines, their 6-3 win against East River in the semifinals of the FHSAA Class 8A, District 10 Tournament was a milestone for the first-year program. Windermere, which had been defeated by the Falcons during the regular season, rose to the occasion and earned an appearance in this weeks regional playoffs. Ay time you take a first-year program, with no seniors, and extend your season I think its big for any team, Windermere coach Eileen Hannigan said. For these girls ... it just proves that they belong. Theyre really setting the tone. I think its huge. Hannigan said nearly every player had a moment of contribution during the game against the Falcons. In particular, freshman Holly Heath pitched a complete game for the Wolverines, and Olivia Lovins drove in four runs, going 3-for-4 with two doubles. The Wolverines (15-12) nearly upset top-seed St. Cloud in the district final two days later on April 26, falling 3-2. As a result, Windermere went on the road May 2 to face Winter Springs in the FHSAA Class 8A Regional Quarterfinals, after the time of publication.TITANS TOP DARTERSFor Olympia, their upset of topseeded Apopka in the semifinals of the Class 9A, District 3 Tournament was one of the more surprising results in Central Florida last week. It was even more impressive considering it took a late rally the day before to even be there. One day, the Olympia softball team was staring down the end of its season, trailing as it entered its final at-bat against Wekiva. The next day, the fourth-seeded Titans (14-11) were knocking off Apopka, the districts top seed and Miracle Sports fourth-ranked team in the state in Class 9A. It was a wild two-day ride for Olympia, which after rallying for the 3-2 victory over the Mustangs April 23 defeated the Blue Darters 6-1 in the district semifinals April 24 to earn a trip to the regional playoffs for the third time in program history. They were off-the-charts excited, Olympia head coach Hank Largin said. We got Lake Brantley, Apopka, Wekiva and West Orange in our district and were going to regionals that has to say something about what weve accomplished. The Titans had been shut out by Apopka in the teams previous meeting March 28 and had squandered an opportunity to score in the first inning with bases-loaded April 24, fueling early anxiety. When Caryssa Orland hit a three-run home run in the third inning, though, it changed the tone of the game and invigorated the Titans offense. From there, Megan Wilder finished the job on the mound Wilder allowed just four hits and one run while earning the complete-game win. A day earlier, Madi Wilder Megan Wilders younger sister drove in the game-winning run against Wekiva to preserve the season for Olympia. Olympia led against West Orange April 26 in the district final, but a late rally from the host Warriors gave them a 7-4 win. As a result, the Titans were on the road against Lake Nona May 2 in the Class 9A Regional Quarterfinals, after press time.PANTHERS EARN RUNNERUP SPOT IN 9AThe top seed in the FHSAA Class 9A, District 4 Tournament last week, the Dr. Phillips Panthers defeated Cypress Creek 3-0 April 25 in the district semifinals returning the program to the regional playoffs for the first times since 2015. Raychel Trocki, the Panthers go-to pitcher all season, allowed just one hit and struck out seven in the victory. Trocki was again stellar for Dr. Phillips (22-4) in the district final, allowing just one run against Lake Nona, but the Panthers bats went silent, and they fell 1-0. That loss meant Dr. Phillips had to go on the road to face West Orange, the champion of 9A-3, in the regional quarterfinals May 2 after press time. ONLINEFor a photo gallery from the FHSAA Class 9A, District 3 Final April 26 between Olympia and West Orange, visit tournaments good to local softball programsWindermere, Olympia and Dr. Phillips all advanced out of their respective district tournaments last week. Photos by Steven Ryzewski


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274096 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 407-476-7520BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1976 AWARDS HOUSE + HOME THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 No strings attached DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR I f you have $5.5 million to spare, a local mansion that *NSYNC star Joey Fatone once called home could be yours. The palatial, Windermerearea estate is located in the Mil lionaires Row subdivision, nestled among the Butler Chain of Lakes. The description of its size is no underestimation, either the house, dubbed Grande Oaks, con sists of 12,370 square feet on more than 4.36 acres. Realtor Suzi Karr, an agent for Premier Sothebys International Realty, calls it an incomparable property that was custom designed and built for Fatone. In fact, she said, the man who designed it still maintains it. Fatone a singer, dancer, actor and television personality sang baritone for *NSYNC. A graduate of Dr. Phillips High, he also placed second on ABCs Dancing with the Stars in 2007, hosted NBCs The Singing Bee, served as the announcer for Family Feud and currently hosts Food Networks Rewrapped and Live Well Net works My Family Recipe Rocks. Built in 1999 and located at 9726 Kilgore Road, Fatones for If you have $5.5 million, you could claim the Windermere-area home of *NSYNCs Joey Fatone. The former estate of Joey Fatone measures 12,370 square feet. Photos by Je Hagerty Grande Oaks master bedroom suite is one of the highlights of the home. The pool is like no other except at a theme park. It was designed special and has everything from a slide to a cave underneath. Its absolutely, stunningly beautiful. Suzi Karr SEE WANT PAGE 20


20 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 New Windermere office in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center:7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road #116 Windermere, FL Twitter: 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 2019 Dixie Belle Drive Unit #2019 Condo in Orlando 2 Bed/2 Bath/993 Sq Ft Offered at $110,000 MLS# S5000259 8124 Via Rosa Single Family Home in Gated Vizcaya 5 Bed/5 Bath/4,311 Sq Ft Offered at $869,900 MLS# S4858509 6210 Roseate Spoonbill Dr.Pool Home in Windermere 4 Bed/3.5Bath/3,134 Sq Ft Offered at $498,500 MLS# O5556376 12425 Cruxbury Drive Townhouse with Garage in Lake Reams 2 Bed/2.5 Bath/1,311 Sq Ft Oered at $257,900 MLS# S5000300 274052 7395 Universal Unit #606 Fully-Furnished Resort Style Condo 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,056 Sq Ft Oered at $315,000 MLS# S4843907 12636 S Lake Sawyer Ln. Pool Home in Windermere 5 Bed/5 Bath/4,237 Sq Ft Offered at $990,000 MLS# O5703204 1009 Orange Cosmos Blvd. Single Family Homein Davenport 5 Bed/4.5 Bath/2,820 Sq Ft Offered at $349,000 MLS# O5561627 mer home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms. The classic, grandiose design makes for an atmosphere of sophistication. Chandeliers deco rate the formal living and dining areas, and the gourmet kitchen features cherry wood-colored cabinets and granite countertops. Perhaps one of the most unique features, Karr said, is the garage. It can fit more than five cars and even includes a vehicle display. The car garage (is) for some one who collects vehicles, and it has a turntable where you can put a show car on there, Karr said. (The home has) a special room inside of that where Joey had all his trophies and things. Also outside is a million-dollar pool and entertainment area, as well as a boat house right on the lake. Lined by palm trees and greenery, the pool is designed to resemble a tropical oasis, complete with a waterfall. The pool is like no other except at a theme park, she said. It was designed special and has every thing from a slide to a cave under neath. Its absolutely, stunningly beautiful. An outdoor bar and kitchen area, lighted regulation tennis court and outdoor living area sit among the manicured grounds and complete the outdoor appear ance. Features also include a large generator, which could power the entire house if necessary, Karr said. Back inside are more features that make the home unique. Along with a spa-like tub and large mas ter bathroom, there is a separate steam room and sauna and a hair dressers sink. The master has a separate sit ting room where you can sit by the fireplace and read a book when youre not in the main bedroom, Karr said. There are electronic draperies, and in addition to all of that, it has a 700-square-footplus master closet. This is where the wife might let her husband keep a few things in it. Upstairs is a game room with a pool table and a home theater. Other features include a secu rity system, two fireplaces, eleva tor, screen room, indoor pool and hardwood flooring. According to property records, Fatone and his wife, Kelly, previ ously tried to sell the estate for $5.5 million in 2011. However, it was ultimately put up for auction and sold for $3.3 million. The former Fatone home once was featured on MTV Cribs in its 13th season, where he showed off a shrine dedicated to Super man, a trophy room complete with *NSYNC marionette puppets and more. Whats (also) really neat is that its really close to Restaurant Row and you can get down to Disney and all those things (easily), Karr said. Theres no home like it. Want to live the pop-star lifestyle? Photos by Je Hagerty Above: The bathroom includes a large, spalike tub. Left: The home theater includes surround sound and theater seating. OWN JOEY FATONES HOME For more information on the Grande Oaks home, contact Suzi Karr at (407) 595-5258 or see the listing at bit. ly/2HIkKXM. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19


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24 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 | 407.756.5025 Taylor Morrison wants to spread the Spring Fever with these fresh new-home specials that will keep you festive all year long! From now through May 31st, you'll receive a FREE washer/dryer and side-by-side refrigerator*, PLUS $10,000 to put towards closing costs** with our afliated lender, when you purchase a move-in ready home in the Orlando-area.Visit one of our 15 Orlando-Area locations today!The season for fresh nds has arrived! Spring Special Offers begin on new home contracts written as of 04/04/18 through 05/31/18 (Promotion Period ) and is valid on the purchase of eligible select inventory homes that can close by 08/30/18 in all Taylor Morrison Orlando area communities except Thornbrooke Townhomes (Spring Special Incentive). *Limited time Appliance Package is valid for cash or nanced buyer and includes a washer, dryer and side-by-side refrigerator not to exceed $7,000. The specic appliance make/model/colors and actual value selected by Taylor Morrison vary by Community/Home and remain subject to change. Buyer must preapply with Approved Lender before submitting offer to qualify for the promotion. **Seller will pay $10,000 towards Closing Costs at Closing listed above, excluding discount points or pre-paid items other than the HOA Initiation Fees listed above that is included, which contributions will vary depending on the eligible home selected and other restrictions described below, if qualied buyer utilizes Sellers afliated lender Taylor Morrison Home Funding, LLC, NMLS #149227 (Afliated Lender) and the Title Company was selected only through Seller (Preferred Title Company). Buyer is not required to nance through Afliated Lender to purchase a home and/or use the Title Company selected by Seller; however, buyer must use Afliated Lender and the Title Company selected only by Seller to receive the above Closing Costs Incentive. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice, and pricing may not include options, upgrades, lot or elevation premiums. Included and upgraded features will vary by home. Limited time offers, additional restrictions and limitations may apply and all Special Offers incentive programs subject to change prior to contract. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Community Manager for additional details March, 2018, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. CBC1257462. All rights reserved. Say Hello toSpring Specials FREE PLUSwasher/dryer & refrigerator* $10,000 towards closing costs** 274090