ObserverWINDERMEREYOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. FREE THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018EDUCATIONMonica Emery is excited for her rst full year at the helm of Gotha Middle. SEE PAGE 8. PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAIDWINTER GARDEN, FL PERMIT NO. 81 *****************ECRWSSEDDM****Postal Customer JOIN HEALTHY WEST ORANGE +ONEHealth Central Hospital team members and West Orange residents are invited to participate in Healthy West Orange +One, a free, interactive program designed to inspire you to eat well, stay active and enjoy life. The 12-week program meets at noon Mondays at Health Central, 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, and focuses on making one positive change at a time with an emphasis on activity, nutrition and setting goals. Participants will receive take-home tools for success, online group support and an email education program. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 31. To register, email healthywestorange@ orlandohealth.com.YOUR TOWN Amy QuesinberrySienna Woods enjoyed sampling all the fare especially this miniature doughnut from Pun Stu at the Rosen JCCs annual Taste of the J Sunday, Aug. 26. For more photos, see page 11. IN THIS ISSUE REAL ESTATE Golden Oak estate tops all Windermere-area real-estate sales from Aug. 17 to 23. SEE 12.Palate pleaser VOLUME 3, NO. 45 Demings elected mayor Orange County voters chose Jerry Demings as their next mayor. Outgoing Mayor Teresa Jacobs was elected to Orange County School Board chair. PAGE 4. Gotha role modelOlympia junior Victoria Jimenez is no stranger to the runway. SEE PAGE 9. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORResidents in the Summerport Village area and their furry, fourlegged friends soon will have a new veterinary clinic in their backyard. Dr. Angela Chesanek, a West Orange-area native, has worked GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORWindermere Town Council members and residents gathered at Town Hall Wednesday, Aug. 22, for a workshop to discuss the towns longtime goal to build new facilities for the towns police department, public works department and government offices. Presently, the towns depart-West Orange native to open animal hospital in SummerportTown holds workshop to discuss new facilitiesDr. Angela Chesanek, a University of Florida graduate, is opening Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic in mid-September.Windermere ocials discussed new buildings for administration oces, public works and police.SEE FACILITIES PAGE 4 SEE VET PAGE 4
2 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 281035 Pammies Sammies provides everything from sandwiches, burgers, flatbreads, soups, and salads that are made fresh every day with love.New Location Inside Dr. P Phillips YMCA7000 Dr. P Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 407-730-3212 | www.pammiessammies.com | BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER CATERING 281056 THURSDAY, AUG. 30CHAMBER AFTER HOURS CORPORATE TAILGATING 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Observer Media Group, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden. Join the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer for this West Orange Chamber of Commerce After Hours event, which will include networking, tailgating, food, drinks, games and music. Awards will be given to the attendees with the most corporate spirit. (407) 6561304 or (407) 656-2121.TUESDAY, SEPT. 4WINDERMERE TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Windermere Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4100 McKinnon Road, Windermere. Guest speaker Robert Fischer, immediate past district director, will discuss Let Me Be Me, Ill Let You Be You. See how the club helps members learn communication and leadership skills. For questions, call President Marcia Buzzella at msbuzzella@gmail. com.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5TAI CHI FOR HEALTH 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Introduce yourself to Tai Chi principles of movement with Jon Malone, master instructor. Tai Chi promotes a healthy body, strong heart and sharp mind. No prior experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and at shoes, no sandals please. Ages 15 and up. Registration required at (407) 835-7323. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 10 a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, and running through Dec. 6 in the Building C special-events dining room at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or co-worker, journey through your grief toward healing and hope for the future. Weekly GriefShare meetings through Dec. 6 include videos featuring leading grief recovery experts, smallgroup discussion/support and a workbook to reinforce weekly session topics. Register online at st.lukes.org/care/#grief. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, for more information.FRIDAY, SEPT. 7ART, WINE & MUSIC STROLL 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in downtown Windermere. At this Windermere arts event downtown businesses will provide wine samples and food tastings as participants stroll along Main Street while viewing artist painting live and listening to live music. Complete the stroll and visit all the participating businesses to win prizes. Tickets are $25 for wine, food and entertainment and $10 without the wine. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/art-wine-music-stroll-in-downtown-winder mere-tickets-48134123459.SATURDAY, SEPT. 8GOALGETTER MEETUP AND ACTION PLAN WORKSHOP 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Remember all those goals you set for yourself back in January? How has that worked out? Join Sara Brown, Success & Beyond life coach, with other goal-getters for this motivational workshop designed to help you create an intentional action plan and strategy for success. Space is limited. Reg istration required at ocls.info or (407) 835-7323.MONDAY, SEPT. 10SOUTHWEST HOMESCHOOL CLUB: PAUL KLEE ARTIST STUDY 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Make an art piece in the style of Paul Klee using basic shapes. Recommended for upper elementary. (407) 835-7323.THURSDAY, SEPT. 13COOKING WITH INDIAN SPICES: ONEPOT DISH 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Join Shahnaz Nensey of Swaasta LLC for an easy, wholesome and healthy dish made with healing Indian spices. Learn how to incorporate spices that can reduce inammation, improve digestion. Registration required at (407) 835-7323. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15CRUZ N CAR SHOW 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Check out vintage cars and trucks, or enter your own for a chance to win prizes. (407) 656-4111. ENCAUSTIC WAX ABSTRACT WORKSHOP 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. The Winter Garden Art Association is hosting this workshop, in which Jann Visser will guide participants in creating an Encaustic abstract. The nished piece will be coated with a layer of golden shellac for a burst-bubble eect on the wax. Supplies are provided, but participants must take an apron, hairdryer and heat gun if they have them. Cost is $60 for members, $80 for others. Reserve space at wgart.org/ events or call (407) 347-7996. YOUR CALENDAR
WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 3 281052 rrfwww.eprealtors.com | 407-704-80304848 S Apopka Vineland, Ste 212 Windermere FL 32819Expand Your Real Estate Portfolio DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORWhen in the market for a new home, you could take a tour of the communitys model or, if youre looking to buy in Phillips Grove, you can take a custom ized, virtual tour. Pulte Homes, homebuilder for Dr. Phillips new 229-homesite Phillips Grove community, launched recently its virtualreality tours to give potential buyers an immersive experience when touring and choosing their new homes. Matthew True, general sales manager for Pulte at Phillips Grove, said there are so many floor plans offered that it isnt always possible to build a model of every single one. Thats where the magic of VR takes over. We have such large lineups of our floor plans that we cant physically build models of them all, and this is an opportunity for us in the age of technology that really allows you to immerse yourself in a floor plan and walk through it as if you were walking though one of our models, True said. You gain an understanding the flow of the floor plan. Phillips Grove has 13 home designs ranging from three to seven bedrooms and two-andone-half up to six-and-onehalf bathrooms, with twoor three-car garages. Floor plans range from 2,000 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. Upon visiting the sales center, homebuyers can take a selfguided tour using a gaming con troller to view the floor plan on a television. Homebuyers will be able to walk through this home design room by room, said Clint Ball, president of Pultes North Florida division. Using this advanced technology, they will be able to open closets, step onto the lanai, walk down hallways and understand how the space feels. This innovative tool will really help homebuyers visualize their new Pulte home. At the Phillips Grove grand opening Saturday, Aug. 25, True said the technology was a hit with families in attendance. They were lining up to try it and children were picking out their bedrooms as they walked through. The homes on the virtualreality tour are staged just as they would be in a physical model, down to the decorations, floors and furniture. The Phillips Grove community is Pultes first in Central Florida to debut the technology. Its been great even aside from the opening, its a very new community, and Realtors in the area are coming through getting information, and theyve never seen it before, True said. The Realtors take videos of themselves using it to show their clients. They think its so cool. The fact that our counterparts in the market and our partners see the value in it shows that were on the right track. True added he believes the opportunity creates a connection between the consumer and his or her potential home, because it brings their ideas and selected floor plan to life. Its as close as one can get to physically touring a floor plan, he said. Its a great tool for our sales people to be able to use in the office to show families, and we look forward to what it can do for our business, True said. This could go in so many dif ferent directions in the future with the capability of this technology, and its exciting to see us go out on this venture.Two groups at Winder mere High School welcomed the new school year with tailgate parties last week. Windermere Highs seniors didnt let a little rain and gray skies put a damper on their tailgate event Friday, Aug. 24. Rather, the Hawaiian-themed tailgate was moved indoors to the cafeteria. The next day, the theater students enjoyed some fun in the sun at the Theatre Tailgate. The event was sponsored by the Theatre Boosters, a coalition of parents, guardians and members of the community who support the schools theater department. ERIC GUTIERREZ AND DANIELLE HENDRIX Wolverines at play PHILLIPS GROVE7910 Wandering Way, Orlando PHONE: (800) 536-8797 HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays DETAILS: Phillips Grove features 229 home sites starting in the low $500,000s. There are 13 oor plans. Pulte Homes debuts VR tours of newest communityThe homebuilder recently debuted the use of virtual-reality tours for buyers interested its newest community, Phillips Grove. Homebuyers will be able to walk through this home design room by room. This innovative tool will really help homebuyers visualize their new Pulte home. Clint Ball, president of Pultes North Florida division Windermere High theater students danced the wobble at the Theatre Tailgate. Windermere High cheerleaders were ready to get the party started at the senior tailgate. From left: Emileigh Schwaeble, Avery Worley, Reagan Jeery, Bella Valdivia and Kaleigh Ritti. Left: Nikki Gordon and Bella Dimeo got into the Hawaiian spirit at the senior tailgate. Volunteer Paul Marzella juggled pizza boxes at the senior tailgate. Windermere High theater students competed in a game of girlsversus-boys tug of war.
4 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 as a veterinarian since 2005 and is now on track to open her own animal hospital Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic across from Keenes Crossing Elementary in mid-September. Chesanek is a 1997 graduate of West Orange High and also attended Windermere Elementary and Lakeview Middle. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was in elementary school. It stuck with me through the day I went to undergrad at University of Florida I decided my major was going to be animal sciences, she said. I knew it was what I wanted to do, and I always loved animals. Ive always loved it and never thought about doing anything else. My family has a family business, and Im the only one who doesnt work there. I just wanted to be a vet. Chesanek graduated from UFs veterinary school in 2005 and began working at another local veterinary clinic. A few years later, she decided she wanted more surgical experience I went to the SPCA, now called Pet Alliance, and worked there for five years, she said. We did a lot of surgeries and helped a lot of pets. I really liked it there: I think sometimes people are unsure of working as part of a shelter, but I really liked it, and I think we did a lot of great things. I had my kids while I worked there, and then I decided I needed a change and wanted to go back to private practice. She has worked in Winder mere for the last four-and-onehalf years and decided the time was right to follow her dreams of opening her own clinic. My dads a business owner, and Ive always wanted to be one, inspired by him, she said. I always knew I wanted to have something, it was just a matter of when. I thought Id do it earlier (than this) but with having my kids the time wasnt quite right earlier. Now my kids are 7 and almost 5, and now is a great time. Chesanek signed her lease for the 2,000-square-foot clinic a year ago, before ground was even broken on the new shopping plaza on Bridgewater Crossings Boulevard. Its been a long road to get to the present, but she said it has given her time to prepare and coordinate the clinic layout. I looked into buying a prac tice instead of building from the ground up, but it makes it more difficult to formulate your own plan for a place already in existence, she said. It gives you a fresh start, being able to start from scratch and pursue your vision. Choosing the Horizon West area was strategic. She wanted to be close to her kids schools and serve an area in which she has friends, family and neighbors. The family-oriented neighbor hood sealed the deal plus, the clinic is right next to an elemen tary school, playground and dog park. Her office manager, Megan Wright, is a former West Orange High classmate who worked with her at another veterinary practice. She saved my chihuahuas life after hours on a Sunday, Wright said of Chesanek. My neighbors dog attacked him. She saved his life three-and-a-half years ago, shes a very good doctor, and Ive had that respect for her. When she ventured out, I thought wed make a great team. We have a genuine love for animals, and we want to share that with the community, because we are also pet owners and pet lovers. Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic will offer a range of services, including microchipping, vaccinations, wellness visits and preventative care, surgical services, X-rays, an in-house laboratory, compassionate euthanasia, den tal care and the ability to call in specialists and surgeons for ultrasounds or more extensive surger ies. The thing I wanted to create, partly in being in this spot, is long-term relationships versus just a place you go to for shots, she said. I want people to be able to recognize us whether at the clinic or out and about. One of the things I find really impor tant is not to make the vet visit so stressful, because a lot of times pets are really scared and Im try ing to emphasize that it doesnt have to be that way. Its our goal to be that family doctor, but just for the four-legged ones. Im just proud to create something and proud to show my kids that you can follow your dream and do what you want to do, she said. If you want to be the boss you just have to try and work hard. Its been a process, but its possible. ments and administrative offices are housed in two dilapidated buildings retrofitted to serve as a police department and government facility. However, the buildings, originally built in 1960 as a schoolhouse complex, have long been in a state of disrepair and deemed inadequate. As a result, Windermere town staff hired Winter Park-based Architects Design Group to conduct a spatial needs assessment and master plan concepts need ed to visualize what and how much it would take to construct new town facilities. Previous studies considered four potential sites for the new Windermere Municipal complex, but two of those sites have since been dropped from consider ation. The two remaining sites are referred to as Option A-1 and A-2. Option A-1 refers to the existing site currently housing the facilities, and Option A-2 is a site located on Main Street and Fifth Avenue. According to a presentation by Architects Design Group Vice President of Operations Rodney McManus, the towns current facilities are a combined 8,352 square feet. However, accounting for the police departments need for better locker-room facilities, evidence-processing areas, employ ee break room, sally port, intake facilities, records departments, as well as security, storage and parking needs by the year 2027, the space needed for the complex increases to 15,000 square feet assuming full-time staff increases to 29 employees. Option A-1 includes a new onestory town administration/police facility and a new one-story public works facility at the existing location. According to McManus, it would probably cost about $6.94 million, which increased from the estimated $4.09 million quoted in a 2017 study. The new figure is also based on predicted spatial needs by 2037, which is 15,505 square feet. Meanwhile, option A-2, which includes a new one-story administration/police facility at the Fifth Avenue site and a new onestory facility for the Public Works Department at the existing location, would cost about $6.43 million. The five residents who spoke during public comment were all in favor of the project but expected others might be against the projects expensive price tag. I am all in favor of a new facility as long as its fiscally respon sible on your part, and I would entrust you to do that, Karen Faye said. Im assuming the $4.2 million thats now over $6 million is probably going to be a hard pill to swallow. At this point, the general council consensus is to move forward on a conceptual design and renderings for the A-1 site. However, Windermere resident Bill Mar tini asked the council to consider another site as well, given the expected opposition that could result from the idea of tearing down the 1960 schoolhouse. Our town staff and police deserve professional accommodations, Martini said. We count on them to be there for us, so we should be there for them. If were considering tearing (the schoolhouse) down and building new facilities there, theres going to be a huge outcry of opposition. I think its probably the best place to put it, but if were still considering other sites, I wonder if you guys would consider the site where the tennis courts are right now. Its centrally located ... the town already owns the site, and the tennis courts themselves are, roughly, about 10,000 square feet of footage, so there would be minimal demolition and discomfort for town residents. Windermere resident Theresa Myers expressed concern at the thought of demolishing the schoolhouse. She suggested the council consider upgrading the existing building instead. Town Manager Robert Smith informed the council the conceptual designs would cost about $10,000, and he expects a draft to take about one to two months. Vet opens new animal clinicCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Danielle HendrixMegan Wright, left, and Dr. Angela Chesanek went to high school at West Orange High together. Wright pictured with her chihuahua, Ella will serve as the oce manager for Chesaneks Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic. CHAIN OF LAKES ANIMAL CLINIC14387 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd., Suite 100, Windermere FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ ChainofLakesAnimalClinic WEBSITE: chainoakesvet. comFacilities talk continuesCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden, Florida 34787 Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. 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The last time I ran was when my dog Clementine discovered anangry mama skunk. Point being, lots of folks are turned o when they hear K because theyre not runners. My race is dierent. You can run or walk my 5K, but thats not the only way to complete it. My friend Alex is really into in-line skating. (Hes obsessed with the 90s. You should see his vintage Baywatch posters!) My other friend, Kira, is going to kayak 3.1 miles. The best news: you can add up your distance over the entire month of September. If youve never tried a 5K before, this is a great way to test the waters. Plus, you get a cool shirt and a medal with my pup Clementine on it for FREE. Id love to see you in action. Register at healthywestorange.org/5K then shoot me an email with a picture email@example.com You can also use#westlysvirtual5Kand tag Healthy West Orange on social media. Remember, that 5K sele counts as your Healthy Sele, too! See you out there! 283393 GABBY BAQUERO AND ERIC GUTIERREZThe names are familiar, but the titles have changed. Longtime local leaders Jerry Demings and Teresa Jacobs will continue to represent constituents Orange County but in different capacities. Demings, former Orange County sheriff, will succeed Jacobs as the next Orange County mayor. Jacobs will remain in the spotlight, though, as chair of the Orange County School Board. Both candidates won their respective races handily. Demings won 113,261 votes (61.6%%), easily besting challengers Pete Clarke, who received 40,468 votes (22.01%), and Rob Panepinto, who earned 30,148 votes (16.4%). Similarly, Jacobs emerged from a field a four with 94,546 votes (52.25%). That total was enough to boost her over challengers Matthew Fitzpatrick, 30,190 votes (16.69%); Robert Prater, 9,651 votes (5.33%); and Nancy Robbinson, 46,546 votes (25.73%). From his watch party Aug. 28 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Centers Heroes Ballroom, Demings said he was ready to begin work as Orange Countys next mayor. I promise to put the people first over politics as we continue to make Orange County a great place to live, work and do business, he said. I am excited about our future, and Im ready to get to work as your mayor. To the voters, thank you, Demings said. I owe you a debt of gratitude for entrusting me to be the fifth elected mayor of Orange County. My victory tonight speaks volumes of just how far this community has come. The son of a maid and a taxicab driver has been elected. I hope that this inspires every boy or a girl, because if you work hard and you play by the rules, you can become whoever you dream to be. In her victory speech Aug. 28 at MetroWest Golf Club, Jacobs vowed this was just the beginning of her influence in local public education. She noted school safety and teachers as priorities. Those teachers are so, incredibly important, and we as a society have forgotten that, she said. Weve forgotten to pay them for the important job that they do, and weve got to do better. It ought to be (that you) proudly serve as a teacher. And you ought to be able to make a living and support your family doing that. So, thats a job bigger than just Orange County Public Schools, Jacobs said. Thats a statewide challenge, but weve all got to tackle that challenge together. The one thing I know about Orange County unlike any place else Ive ever lived when we put our minds to something, when we put aside our differences and we agree on the direction were going, we are unstoppable. In addition to these two races, Orange County voters delivered a landslide victory for Orange County Public Schools as they passed the ad-valorem millage with 152,881 votes (83.55%). COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2With no one in the field of four earning more than 50% of the vote, the race for Orange County Commission District 2 will continue to the Nov. 6 General Election. Voters will choose between candidates Patricia Rumph, 9,698 votes (30.09%) and Christine Moore, 9,181 votes (28.48%), the top two candidates in the primary. Candidate Fred Brummer received 7,599 votes (23.57%), and Mark Byrd received 5,757 votes (17.86%).SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 7Similarly, the race for Orange County School Board District 7 also will continue to November, when voters will select between the top two candidates, Melis sa Mitchell Byrd, 12,360 votes (45.34%) and Eric Schwalbach, 6,259 votes (22.96%). Primary candidate ChanDenise Budhoo received 6,140 votes (22.52%), while Jeffrey Richardson received 2,501 votes (9.17%). My victory tonight speaks volumes of just how far this community has come. The son of a maid and a taxicab driver has been elected. I hope that this inspires every boy or a girl, because if you work hard and you play by the rules, you can become whoever you dream to be. Mayor-elect Jerry DemingsEric GutierrezOrange County voters selected Teresa Jacobs as the next Orange County School Board chair.Demings, Jacobs win in primary
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Facebook.com/prempeds407-290-239410,000 W.Colonial Drive, Suite 390 Ocoee, Florida 34761(Inside Health Central Hospital) 257233 rfntfbr nr Publishes 6 times per year. 45,000 distributed throughout West Orange, Winter Park, Maitland and surrounding communities and also appears on www.OrangeObserver.comAdvertise in Health Matters. Publish date: Ad Deadline date: September 27, 2018 ......... September 13, 2018 December 6, 2018 ............. November 20, 2018DONT MISS OUR UPCOMING 2018 ISSUES:283417 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOROrange County School Board members agreed recently on their 2019 legislative platform a list of issues regarding public education of which they wish to direct the districts advocacy efforts. The consensus came during the Aug. 21 Orange County School Board meeting, but the platform was written based on a review of the 2018 Legislative Session and input from board members, district staff and teachers. The goal is to have a platform that represents the board and includes the issues that we feel are the most important for us to advocate, said District 2 School Board member Darryl Flynn, who chairs the school boards legislative committee. Flynn provided an explanation and context to some of the priorities targeted by the School Board this year.1 Support the identification and/or dedication of new or existing state funding for K-12 public schools to keep up with growth, costs and inflation. Flynn: This past year, they rolled back the millage for public schools, so public education didnt get the benefit of the (increase) in values of homes because they rolled it back. They didnt do that for local governments, but they did it for schools. So we would have preferred if they had at least left it like it was. 2 Apply the same accountability system for all educational entities directly or indirectly receiving state tax dollars. Flynn: There are students who are eligible for these vouchers that are administered by Step Up For Students, and they can take these vouchers and go to a private school. ... And a lot, not all, but a lot of private schools accept state vouchers, but they dont have any accountability, theyre not required to administer the FSA, and they dont get graded. Charter schools do get graded the same way as traditional public schools, though, so its mainly about those vouchers. Thats what we mean by accountability.3 Support district authority over teacher evaluations and pay for performance. Flynn: What performance pay is is that teachers get paid based on how their students score on tests. And this supposedly impacts student achievement, so we did an analysis that showed there was no correlation between performance pay and student achievement, so wed like to either eliminate it or have the Legislature do a bigger study statewide.4 Support measures that restore school boards oversight of all Title I funds allocated to the district. Flynn: There are legislators on the federal and state level who feel that the funds should follow the individual child. ... Every school has students who qualify for Title I, but the numbers arent as large, so if you have a school that only has 10%, they dont need those funds as much as a school that has, say, 75%. So we want the ability to use those funds where we feel theyre most needed.School Board OKs legislative priorities SEE THE PLATFORMTo view the full legislative platform of the school boards priorities for the state Legislature, visit bit. ly/2Lx8omf.The School Board agreed on a list of education policy objectives the district plans to advocate for during upcoming sessions in the state and federal legislatures.
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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMGABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORGrowing up, Victoria Jimenez, 16, always was encouraged to model by friends and strangers who would comment on her looks and height. Being of Mexican, Native American and Spanish descent has given her an exotic look and height that fashion and commercial photographers seek in potential models. During a family photo shoot a few years ago, she and her mother, Erika, finally decided to give modeling a try when the photographer requested to pass on their contact information to a modeling agency. We actually were just taking family pictures with this photographer, and then the photographer said she knew this agency that is looking for models and (Victoria) would be perfect for that agency because of her height, Erika said. Three years later, Victoria, now 5 feet, 8 inches tall (thanks to her father) is still modeling and frequently works photo shoots for commercial and fashion photographers. She has since learned to study a photographers portfolio before going in front of the camera, she said. The most challenging part is figuring out what the photographer wants or what the audience wants, Victoria said. Before going up on the runway or in front of a camera, you have to study the photographer and look through their past work to see what type of modeling they want. So before going to a shoot, I always look at the previous work on Instagram. But theyre also always looking for something new and fresh, so its also good to create new poses. She is, as she said, in love with her job, and hopes to one day model for Sherri Hill a fashion designer who specializes in elegant gowns and pageant dresses often worn by television and movie stars at redcarpet events. Strike a pose Victoria Jimenez, a junior at Olympia High School, is no stranger to the runway and demands of the modeling industry.Nep Tabancura Photo by Framed by AshrafSEE JIMENEZ PAGE 10
10 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 283759 282643 But for now, she is modeling on a freelance basis and goes to about two to three photo shoots a week. She values her moms support, as it helps her focus on school. I have the help of my momager thats what I call her, Victoria said with a laugh. She manages everything. She sets up the appointments. She talks with the different photographers that con tact us, and she helps a lot with managing the whole modeling thing while I do homework and study for tests. Victoria said her primary focus is school, because she dreams of becoming a veterinarian to help animals a goal her family suspects she developed while helping manage her familys animal-rescue farm in their backyard. She has been known to use the money she earns from her gigs to help her family with rehabilitation costs for the animals, because many come in sick from owners who neglected them. What I admire about her is that if a teenager comes into $700, as she did with her photo shoot for Universal, theyre likely think ing about getting new shoes, a new phone, new clothes, David Jimenez, Victorias dad, said. But when she got it, the first thing she said was, Oh, I get to buy you all Christmas gifts. And she did. She also used the money to help rescue two goats named Alfie and Elsa. It was so impressive to me to see that. Victoria emphasized she aims to stay true to herself and accomplish all her goals despite the pressures of the modeling industry. She uses famous quotes from Coco Chanel about elegance and modesty as her inspiration and admires Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima for her ability to stick to her morals and beliefs. I just go up there and have fun, Victoria said. Im not try ing to impress anybody or change who I am. Like Adriana Lima, shes Catholic, and she brings her Bible behind the stage and reads it before going onstage. She holds on to what she believes and never changed for the industry. So when I go behind the camera or onstage, I stay true to myself. A lot of people tell me you have to change for the industry and act a certain way, but Im going to stay the way I am. If they want me, they will understand my beliefs. And if not, then I just I wont do it.A lot of people tell me you have to change for the industry and act a certain way, but Im going to stay the way I am. If they want me, they will understand my beliefs. And if not, then I just I wont do it. Victoria JimenezJimenez CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9Carlos Velez
WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 11 281085 Eat, Play & Stay Healthy West Orange! ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 407-656-2121 or Visit OrangeObserver.com Our newest Schwab branch, now open in Clermont.We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Independent Branch in Clermont. Financial guidance you can trust is now just around the corner. Drop by our local branch and see how we can support you. Come in and pull up a chair. Or call (352) 404-5238.2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab) All rights reserved. Member SIPC. MWD101534-14 (1211-8090) (6/18) Michael S. Wytiaz, CFP Independent Branch Leader and Financial Consultant Clermont Independent Branch 1600 Hancock Road, Suite C Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 404-5238 schwab.com/clermont Windermere Independent Branch 4848 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Suite 204 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 909-0485 schwab.com/windermere 16 00 Hancoc k Road Holly Berr y Circle 50 50 Hancock RoadHooks StreetBond StreetHolly Berr y Circle 281088 The Rosen Jewish Community Center of Southwest Orlando hosted its annual Taste of the J, a free event for families and friends, Sunday, Aug. 26. The afternoon included food samples, childrens activities, entertainment and a chance to register for programs. Vendors were La Madeleine French Bakery & Caf, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Bagel King, Rose Centre Hotel, Clarion Inn, Rosen Shingle Creek, Pu n Stu Events/Catering, Hard Rock, Anandapur Yak & Yeti Restaurant, Rosen Plaza Hotel, and Taverna Opa. AMY QUESINBERRY Rosen JCC pleases palates with annual Taste of the JEmployees of Rosen Plaza Hotel, Leslie Figueroa and Harold Donnelly, left, and Rosen Centre Hotel, Doug Ribley, served delicious samples. Taverna Opas Gabriela Diaz served plates of hummus, chips and Greek salad.
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The price per square foot is $142.96.WESTSIDE VILLAGEThe home at 13000 Westside Village Loop, Windermere, sold Aug. 22, for $491,039. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,717 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $132.11.WINDERMERE SOUNDThe home at 13007 Garridan Ave., Windermere, sold Aug. 23, for $364,000. Built in 2015, it has five bedrooms, fourand-one-half baths and 3,000 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $121.33.WINDERMERE TRAILSThe home at 11807 Cave Run Ave., Windermere, sold Aug. 22, for $512,000. Built in 2014, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,914 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $130.81. The home at 11782 Gray Rock Trail, Windermere, sold Aug. 22, for $470,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,682 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $127.65. The home at 8603 Lookout Pointe Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 17, for $455,000. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,413 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $133.31.SOUTHWEST ORANGEARLINGTON BAYThe home at 9306 Edenshire Circle, Orlando, sold Aug. 20, for $288,500. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,224 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129.72.MABEL BRIDGEThe home at 11718 Chateaubriand Ave., Orlando, sold Aug. 17, for $440,000. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths, a pool and 3,035 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $144.98.ROYAL LEGACY ESTATESThe home at 9518 Prince Harry Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 22, for $571,000. Built in 2016, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,421 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $166.91. The home at 9479 Royal Estates Blvd., Orlando, sold Aug. 20, for $466,720. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three-and-onehalf baths and 3,266 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $142.90.WEST ORANGEOXFORD MOORThe home at 5626 Oxford Moor Blvd., Windermere, sold Aug. 20, for $720,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 4,847 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $148.55.WESTOVER RESERVEThe home at 1809 Westover Reserve Blvd., Windermere, sold Aug. 22, for $545,000. Built in 2000, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,671 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $148.46.WINDERMEREBELMERE VILLAGEThe home at 11235 Rapallo Lane, Windermere, sold Aug. 17, for $286,000 (auction/REO). Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,211 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129.35.CASA DEL LAGOThe home at 12404 Montalcino Circle, Windermere, sold Aug. 20, for $852,500. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, four-andone-half baths, a pool and 3,577 square feet of living area. 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The home at 9720 Vista Falls Drive, Golden Oak, sold Aug. 20, for $3.55 million. Built in 2011, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, two half-baths, a pool and 6,535 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $543.23. RESERVE AT BEL MERE. The home at 1544 Lake Whitney Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 17, for $1.5 million. Built in 2007, it has ve bedrooms, six-and-one-half baths, a pool and 7,370 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $203.53. BAY HILL. The home at 9003 Classic Court, Orlando, sold Aug. 17, for $1,499,900. Built in 1981, it has ve bedrooms, six-and-one-half baths, a pool and 6,405 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $234.18. LAKE DOWN SHORES. The home at 2720 Midsummer Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 20, for $1.395 million. Built in 1983, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,614 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $533.66. YouTube.comThis Reserve at Belmere home, at 1544 Lake Whitney Drive, Winder mere, sold Aug. 17, for $1.5 million. It features frontage on Lake Whitney as well as an innity pool and spa, and eight-seat theater.
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Going into the summer before senior year, and not really getting many looks, you think about, Is it going to be my last year playing baseball? So, finding a school not only do I really like, but the program and the school itself is amazing. How well did you do in travel ball this summer? We did the national tournaments in Georgia, and I think I definitely played nearly at my best, if not at my best. Whats been your favorite out-of-state destination for travel ball? I think LakePoint (Sporting Community) in Emerson, Georgia. Not only is it a very nice sports complex, but (also) you get to see kids and coaches from all around the country. What was it like being part of a new program last spring? It was kind of difficult at first, because all the kids coming together, most of us had never played on the same team. But I think we handled it really well, and our junior class had to handle it as a senior class and I think we handled it really well. Whats your favorite uniform combo for the Wolverines? I like the lime green, poison jersey and the navy, stirrup pants with our white hat. Whats the teams biggest strength? The pitching staff, for sure. We have (commits) to FSU, UCF and a lot of good arms. I think its going to definitely lead us to more wins this year. You have a sister, Kalie Romig, who plays college softball for Ave Maria University. Has that inspired you to compete in college, too? My sister definitely inspired when she got to college it really made me want to get to college, just like she did. She said its really fun up there. Whats your favorite subject in school? Math Ive always been good with numbers as a kid. My mom likes telling the story that when I was 4 or 5, and she would read me books, I would just want to read through the numbers of the pages and not read the words. Tell us about your interest in golf. Golf is a big hobby of mine. My favorite course around here is Panther Lake at Orange County National its pretty close to a pro course. Very underrated. And I would say my favorite golfer is Rory McElroy. Hes a small guy, like me, and he can hit the ball pretty far. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTA senior for the second-year Windermere High baseball program, inelder Dayton Romig got a career milestone out of the way recently by committing to Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina. Romig had a strong summer of travel ball for Power Baseball and is excited to help lead the Wolverines back to the playos next spring.SPONSORED BY SHANNON TILLSTATE FARM IN FOWLER GROVESDayton Romig THE BASICSAGE: 17 HEIGHT: 5-foot-6 YEAR: Senior HITS/THROWS: Switch/right POSITION: Ineld TRAVEL TEAM: Power Baseball COLLEGE COMMIT MENT: Lenoir-Rhyne Universityto have scored three and been competitive in a game. It was a bit of a prototypical moral victory and under standably so. But after the teams loss to Cypress Creek, in a game where it had rallied from a 24-7 deficit to take a 27-24 lead in the fourth quarter, Priest saw a different postgame demeanor from his student-athletes. He saw hurt in his players eyes a hurt that meant the Wolverines were not content to simply be competitive or to score a few touchdowns. It was the kind of hurtful look from a team that knew it let a win slip through its fingers. And it may represent a turning point for the program. We were there, took the lead and showed that grit and then it got taken away, Priest said afterward. That might be the biggest learning experience of them all that next time, were not going to let that happen. ... Hopefully thats the next step in our learning curve. Priest and his staff addressed their players after the game while huddled together at Deputy Scott Pine Community Park and utilized the moment to impress the importance of practice. Each coach pointed out that the team had not had its best week of practice leading up to its opener. That meant the little things that allowed the Bears to squeak out of Horizon West with a win too many fumbles and a few key miscues on defense could be traced to a lack of focus on the practice field from Monday through Thursday. Windermeres first regularseason game of the 2018 season was no moral victory. It was a lesson. The Wolverines have improved and demonstrated the ability to be competitive in a varsity football game. The program has progressed to a point where it could have and should have won. But going forward, that means the little things the details matter more than they did when the team was losing every game on a running clock. Windermere has a bye this week, giving the team two weeks of practice before it heads on the road to face University. It remains to be seen whether that game or any game this season will be the game where the Wolverines earn Win No. 1. But after the opener, its a good bet the Wolverines better understand the process to winning and that it is a process that almost always starts in practice on Mondays not at kickoff on Fridays. I feel like were going to be able bounce back, junior Dylan Palmer said. Were going to put in a lot more work just to get that win the first win for this school. That means a lot to us. Christian (25-23, 25-15, 25-17). After the win over Olympia, veteran coach Diego Serpa noted the team had added sev eral important pieces to the core group of girls that has come up through the program. We have a lot of girls coming up, Serpa said. Im so excited for them. The energy was so up there, and thats how were going to do things with energy and enthusiasm. Returning players such as Julia Bernardes, Riley Nowicki, Mia Russo and Natalie Work have been part of the teams growth in recent years. For this fall, Serpas squad added Angeline Bergner and Arianna Bergner talented sand-volleyball players who came out for the indoor team as well as a pair of dynamic eighth-graders in Julia Kane and Danielle Work. Including its preseason match, Windermere Prep (2-0) has won nine of the first 10 sets it has played this fall. The Lak ers have games against Foundation Academy (Aug. 28), Jones (Sept. 4) and Lake Nona (Sept. 5) before settling into district play with matches against Lake Highland Prep (Sept. 11) and The First Academy (Sept. 13). Windermere Prep competes in a brutal district in addition to the Highlanders and Royals, there is also Trinity Prep and Montverde Academy. But, buoyed from their strong start, the Lakers are optimistic they can compete with anyone this fall. This is a completely differ ent team from last year and the year before, Bernardes said.Details key for Wolverines Steven RyzewskiTeammates congratulate Austin Hatcher after he scored his rst of two touchdowns against Cypress Creek. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 GO ONLINEFor a video highlight from the Lakers preseason win against Olympia, visit ObserverPreps.com.Lakers eye breakout seasonCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 17 All games at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 unless otherwise noted. OLYMPIA 1 AT OCOEE 1 When these teams met in 2017, the game was called at halftime because of weather, in favor of Olympia. But Ocoee had played well in the rst half, too. In addition to settling that score, these teams have similarities in that both have new coaching stas, making this game a good measuring stick for each respective program. TIMBER CREEK 1 AT DR. PHILLIPS 1 If Week One went rough for the Panthers, who were soundly defeated by Lee County in Georgia, it went worse for Timber Creek. The Wolves were defeated 48-0 by Oviedo. Whats more, for a Dr. Phillips oense that has struggled to nd traction the past two weeks, including the preseason, it will get to face o against a Timber Creek defense that gave up 300 yards on the ground last week. EAGLES VIEW AT WINDERMERE PREP 4:30 P.M. The Lakers second opponent isnt quite from across the country, but the drive to Horizon West from Jacksonville isnt exactly short, either. Thats the drive Eagles View will make, fresh o of a 49-0 victory over Warner Christian in Week One. Windermere Prep will look to lean on a defense that has been stout in the preseason and through one regular-season game, allow ing just two points between those two contests. KINGDOM PREP 1 AT FOUNDATION ACADEMY The rst home game at the Lions new, on-campus facility will welcome the Royals from Auburndale. A thirdyear program, Kingdom Prep went 0-9 in 2017 BYE Windermere (0-1), The First Academy (1-0) WEEK TWO PREVIEW It took a little longer than usual nearly 20 hours after the game originally kicked off but the Windermere Prep Lakers (1-0) opened the regular season with a 28-2 win over the visiting Lakewood Lancers from California. The game ended just after noon Aug. 24 after kicking off the day before around 5 p.m. A pair of weather delays and a lack of lights for the Lakers on-campus facility meant the game would have to be resumed the next morning during school hours or else risk sending the West Coast visitors home without a complete game. That was unprecedented for us, Windermere Prep head coach Jacob Doss said. We played during the school day, and I had to call our administration to get a game at 10 a.m. (Friday) approved. We looked up in the stands, and all of a sudden the entire school was out. It was a very unique atmosphere. The game itself saw senior receiver Khadry Jackson rush for two touchdowns and senior quarterback Kai Patterson throw for 200 yards and one touchdown. The Lakers led 21-0 at halftime. On defense, Mason Russell had a game-high nine tackles, helping to key an effort that kept the Lancers out of the end zone. The defense, they just played their hearts out, Doss said. I was so proud of our defense. Doss praised the skill and size of the visitors from California. They play very good football out there, Doss said. Theyre well-coached and physical. It was probably the biggest team, in terms of size, that wed ever played against. He also spoke highly of KSA Events, which put together the game. KSA does an amazing job of hosting teams, Doss said. We were the host team, and also the host site, but KSA did the event stuff and they were great.DP FALLS IN GEORGIAThe Dr. Phillips Panthers traveled to Georgia to face Lee County the states defending champion in Class 6A and got off to a strong start on defense. The Panthers forced and recovered three fumbles in the first quarter, but scored only three points from the opportunities the turnovers created. As it turns out, those would be the only three points Dr. Phillips (0-1) scored Aug. 25, as the Panthers were outscored 35-0 the rest of the way and lost 35-5. Positives for Dr. Phillips included a team-best 17 tackles and a fumble recovery by Stephen Dix, as well as 11 tackles for T.J. Young.LIONS AVENGE LOSS IN STYLEA year ago, the Foundation Academy football team opened the season with a one-sided 42-3 loss to Tampas Cambridge Christian at Walker Field in Winter Garden. This time around, the Lions made the trip west and returned the favor Foundation Academy (1-0) earned a 27-9 victory. Junior quarterback Henry Austad threw for four touchdowns and 201 total yards good for a quarterback rating of 129.2 and sophomore Danny Stutsman was on the receiving end of two of those touchdown passes. This was a big win for us, head coach Brad Lord said. Cambridge is a playoff team (from 2017), so we get three bonus points hopefully, they will finish strong. STEVEN RYZEWSKI ONLINESee a full recap and more photos at ObserverPreps.com Interstate showdowns headline Week One action The Dr. Phillips Panthers struggled on the road in Georgia. OTHER WEEK ONE RESULTS West Orange 56, Olympia 10 Cypress Creek 30, Windermere 27 The First Academy 58, West Oaks 12 CFCA 40, Cornerstone Charter 0 Apopka 47, Ocoee 0 Legacy Charter 20, St. Edwards 7Steven RyzewskiThe Windermere Prep football team opened the season with a 28-2 win over Californias Lakewood Lancers. Lakers defensive coordinator Rob Holland was pumped about the teams performance against Lakewood.
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