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FREE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAIDWINTER GARDEN, FL PERMIT NO. 81 *****************ECRWSSEDDM****Postal Customer ROTARY SUPPORTS HOME AT LASTThe Rotary Club of Winder mere presented recently a $5,000 check to the Home At Last project in recognition of outstanding service. The project, founded by two of the Rotary Clubs members, uses donated funds to build homes for wounded veterans. Home At Lasts Gary Atwill presented to the Rotary an update on recent families who are enjoying their new homes in West Orange County.YOUR TOWN REAL ESTATE Keenes Pointe home tops all Windermere-area real-estate sales from Aug. 24 to 30. SEE 21. VOLUME 3, NO. 46The spice(s) of lifeShahnaz Nensey will share the secrets of healthy Indian cooking. PAGE 8. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERDowntown Windermere will be the site of sweet melodies, live art demonstrations and wine Friday, Sept. 7, for the towns inaugural Art, Wine & Music Stroll on Main Street. The stroll takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for food and entertainment or $25 for food, entertainment and wine. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Tranquiliti Wellness Center 503 Main St., Windermere or online at Windermerearts.eventbrite.com. Additionally, tickets will be sold the day of the event. The stroll will promote local businesses, artist and musicians. Windermere set to host rst Art, Wine & Music StrollThe inaugural event will promote local businesses, artists and musicians. SEE WINDERMERE PAGE 5 Timeless toys Gary Atwill, left, accepted a check for $5,000 from Norma Sutton, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Windermere. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERIf youve driven by Dr. Phillips High School recently, you may have noticed a large apartment complex on the schools north campus and near the Orange Tree Community. That com-Oprah drama series lming near DPHSThe Oprah Winfrey Network is lming its drama series, David Makes Man.WINDERMERE HORIZON WEST DR. PHILLIPS BAY HILL YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Observer Eric GutierrezDr. John Lucky Meisenheimers yo-yo collection includes a curtain made out of the timeless toys.Dr. John Lucky Meisenheimer, of Dr. Phillips, holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the Worlds Largest Yo-Yo collection. SEE PAGE 4. Dr. Phillips gets rst win in home-opener. SEE 17.SEE DR. PHILLIPS PAGE 5

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2 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 As West Orange County continues to grow, so does your need for high-quality healthcare. Were excited to invite you to tour an all-new healthcare facility Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion Horizon West, a service of Orlando Health Health Central Hospital, expanding your access to care when you need it most. Join us for: rfntbn tn n tnntnnn nrnt ntrnnttntn nntn ntnntntnnrfntb rff ntbn tn t ntrb t t Made Possible By nnrnnOrlandoHealth.com/HorizonWestER nn 283915 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORTemperatures still are high in the daytime, but once fall hits Central Florida, more high-school students will venture outside to enjoy the cooler weather and eat their lunches. Windermere High Schools PTSO is raising funds to accommodate this years increased student enrollment with additional shaded seating areas on the patio near the cafeteria. Denise Milazzo, PTSO president, is heading up the fundraiser. All donations are tax-deductible. Milazzo said Principal Doug Guthrie asked the organization to help raise the funds for the tables and umbrellas. The way things are growing here, next year will be worse, she said of the need for more tables. The umbrellas are needed because not all of the tables outside are under the covering, and they are completely in the sun. The PTSO hopes to purchase 25 to 30 tables, umbrellas and bases through a company Guthrie and Orange County Public Schools recommended. The estimated cost is $22,000 for 25 tables similar to the ones already in place outside. Each 46-inchwide octagonal expanded metal table has a coated surface that is environmentally safe and wont fade or crack. Fundraising ideas are being considered, including a 5K and online merchandise sales. Fif ty percent of purchases goes directly toward this initiative. A variety of spirit-wear items can be purchased at squareup. com/store/windermereptso. Orders placed online by 5 p.m. Thursday can be picked up between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the school store. Merchandise includes longand short-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies, Pop Sockets, lanyards, magnets, stickers, baseball hats and Wolverine claws. PTSO memberships are available, too, and some levels include school-spirit magnets and other benefits. Member ships are $5 for students, $10 for staff, $20 for the Lime lev el, $100 for the Navy level and $200 for the Silver level.Windermere High PTSO raising funds for outdoor lunch area Courtesy photoWindermere High School has some outdoor seating, but the PTSO wants to buy more tables and add umbrellas to the ones not under the shade. HOW TO HELPTo make a donation directly to the table-and-umbrella fund, contact fundraising@ windermereptso.org. For questions, email windermer eptso@gmail.com. YOUR CALENDAR 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 specialevents 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 care@st.lukes.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 artists painting live and listening to live music. Tickets are $25 for wine, food and entertainment and $10 without the wine. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/art-winemusic-stroll-in-downtown-windermere-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 your self 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. Registration required at ocls.info. NOAH SCHNACKY AT THE SOCIAL 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Catch Noah Schnacky in concert. Tickets are $15. Visit tickety.com/purchase/event. MONDAY, SEPT. 10CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Mike Ryan presents The History of Gate Crossings. Free. (407) 656-0559. SOUTHWEST 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 to learn how to incorporate spices that can reduce inammation, improve digestion and satisfy the palate with delicious avors using a variety of vegetables and lentils. (407) 835-7323.

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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 3 283985 G I P V C U Twww.eprealtors.com | 407-704-80304848 S Apopka Vineland, Ste 212 Windermere, FL 32819How much is your home worth? What approvals does OCPS need to build schools? Once a school site is chosen, the district begins the process to obtain all the required local, state and federal approvals. OCPS is required to obtain the proper land-use and zoning designations for a proposed property. According to Julie Salvo, a senior administrator in the Facilities Planning Department, schools have their own development standards, and any school-development proposal to a local government must address compatibility with the surrounding land uses, building heights, parcel sizes, site access, stormwater management, parking and traffic operations, among other things. As you can probably imagine, constructing a new school requires many layers of approv al, Salvo said. First, we have to meet all local requirements. And we are still required to obtain permits if we want to connect to the public infrastructure, such as roads and utilities. She added OCPS also needs to coordinate locally to ensure the provision of school resource officers and crossing guards which are provided by either a city or county and the implementation of pedestrian-safety measures, such as sidewalks in school zones. The district also needs preapproval from the state Department of Education for any new school-construction project, and must coordinate with the Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection if there are wetlands or an endangered species on a proposed school site. How are new schools funded? Salvo said OCPS is fortunate because it has more funding resources to help build schools compared to other school districts in Florida. Salvo said the districts total budget for 201819 is $3.2 billion, of which onethird is the capital budget. The capital budget is what OCPS uses to build new schools and renovate existing schools. According to district documents, the 2018-19 proposed capital budget is $1.04 billion and includes funding for 10 new schools in the next five years six of which are located in West Orange. The capital budget is primar ily funded via the half-penny sales tax, local property tax and impact fees, Salvo said. About 13% of the capital budgets revenue comes from impact fees, which are paid by developers when they receive building permits to construct a new house. Mitigation pay ments, recalculated every two to four years, also help pay for new schools. These fees are additional developer contributions that complement the money OCPS receives from impact fees. In Orange County, if a proposed development with more than 10 units is to be constructed in an overcrowded school zone, the developer is required to pay mitigation. What is the process for building a new school? According to Lauren Roth, senior manager for facilities communication, parents often ask what determines school size and timeline for a new school project. Lambert explained school sizes are based on a framework approved in 2003. Based on the framework, elementary schools should have an 830-student capacity; middle schools should have a 1,215-student capacity; K-8 schools should have a 1,200-student capacity; and high schools should have a 2,776-student capacity. Following site acquirement, the district begins the planning process, which takes about 10 months, Lambert said. Then, the project goes through an eightto 13-month design process, depending on the type of school, which is then followed by a construction period of about 12 to 24 months. Throughout this process, OCPS holds community meetings with OCPS families to provide updates and and collect public feedback. OCPS also enlists its student enrollment department to plan on how best to rezone students. The process involves the collection of demographic data, community meetings, workshops and public hearings. How does OCPS decide which schools are built first? Enrollment projections are essential in prioritizing which schools are built first, said Thomas Moore, a senior administrator and demographer for OCPS. Moore explained the district uses what is called the Orange County School Enrollment Projection Model, which formulates rates using GIS technology based on a methodology that involves development, attendance and birth data, along with out-of-zone students. This tool helps us to deter mine the year at which the collective overage of the relieving schools will have enough enrollment to open the new school, he said. We cannot just use these numbers alone; we have to use the geographical analyses, too. Just because one over crowded school might show an overage of 350 students doesnt necessarily mean that we can relieve that school. In an ideal world, we would just build all the planned schools at the same time and set up all the school zones at once, but as a result, we would have several schools with very low enrollment, which is not an efficient use of district resources. So, instead, in growing areas, we have to allow overcrowding to occur. How does OCPS decide where to locate schools? In Horizon West, OCPS has limited input in selecting school sites, because there are already predetermined locations, said Laura Kelly, a staff attorney for OCPS who handles real-estate issues. Horizon West is part of a masterplan community where the school sites are in predetermined locations selected by the county and the developers back in the 1990s, she said. The plan includes 15 elementary-school sites, three middle-school sites and one high-school site. Oftentimes, the sites that were selected for schools are not necessarily what OCPS would have chosen. However, when it comes to the rest of the county, the districts Real Estate Management Department considers several factors when determining where to locate a new school. These factors, some of which carry more weight than others, include the sites proximity to the student population, site availability and configuration, the surrounding road network, utility infrastructure, environmental concerns, existing and adjacent land uses, neighbor hood support and budgetary constraints, Kelly said. For the proposed 2018-19 CIP, OCPS either owns or has reserved 15 of the 20 school sites on the list, Kelly added. The remaining five sites are either under contract or in negotiations.GROWING PAINSOrange County Public Schools ocials hosted a live-stream town hall to share how it builds new schools.GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORIf youre the parent of a child attending a public school in Orange County, its likely you have some questions regarding the endless construction of relief schools. After repeatedly receiving questions from OCPS parents inquiring about the process involved with building new schools, district officials hosted a two-hour town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29, focusing on the six questions they receive most often. Below are summaries of the districts explanations. How does OCPS plan schools? The first step involves the districts Advance Planning Committee. The committee uses development data to predict and determine if, when, and where a new relief school will soon be needed to accommodate future growth, said Jessma Lambert, director of construction planning for OCPS. These predictions then are used to create what is termed the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan which is updated annually based on new studentenrollment data. The CIP is essentially a school priority list that suggests which existing schools will soon need to be relieved. If the CIP is approved, the districts Facilities Planning and Real Estate departments start the search for potential school sites.

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4 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 OBSERVER The 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. POSTMASTER send address changes to the Observer, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.OrangeObserver.comObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Observer, Winter Park/ Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life, Season Magazine and Baldwin Park Living If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944CONTACT USThe Observer is published once weekly, on Thursdays. It provides subscription home delivery. The Observer also can be found in commercial locations and at our oce, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden, Florida 34787 If you wish to subscribe to, visit our website, OrangeObserver. com, call (407) 656-2121 or visit our of ce, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden.TO ADVERTISEFor display or digital advertising, call (407) 656-2121. For Classieds, call (407) 656-2121.SEND US YOUR NEWSLet us know about your events, celebrations and achievements. To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com.ObserverPublisher / Matt Walsh, mwalsh@YourObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, sryzewski@OrangeObserver.com News Editor / Gabby Baquero, gbaquero@OrangeObserver.com Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, amyq@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, egutierrez@OrangeObserver.com Advertising Executive Cyndi Gustafson, advertising@OrangeObserver.com Business Development Kim Kowske, kkowske@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Tony Trotti, ttrotti@OrangeObserver.com Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, abrunelle@OrangeObserver.com Katie Rehm, krehm@orangeobserver.com 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWalking through Dr. John Lucky Meisenheimers yo-yo room is like walk ing through a museum dedicated to the iconic toy. Old advertisements and photos depicting children of yester year playing with the toy adorn the walls alongside display cases housing more than 10,000 yoyos of different brands, sizes and colors. One case is dedicated to yo-yos produced by Coca-Cola. Another display case houses a quartersized yo-yo made out of gold and a larger yo-yo made out of Tif fanys silver. Other yo-yos in his collection are simply made out of wood, iron or mostly plastic. Some are rarer than others, but they all are part of the same history. Meisenheimer, 60, lives in Dr. Phillips. His lakeside home is the site of Luckys Lake Swim. Hes a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, a professional swimmer and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He also happens to hold the Guinness Book of World Records title for Worlds Largest Yo-Yo collection. Its a toy that I refer to as a multi-generational toy, Meisenheimer said. If you say the word yo-yo, grandpas played it, dads played it, kids played it and even great-grandpa has played it. So, everybody knows the yo-yo. In addition to col lecting them, he also is considered an author ity on yo-yos and their his tory. Meisenheimer is the author of Luckys Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos: History & Values. A copy of that book is in the Smithsonian Institution. Hes not only a yo-yo historian but also the owner of one of the oldest pieces of artwork depicting the toy. Meisenheimer frequently browses eBay looking for yo-yos and yo-yo memorabilia to add to his collection. A few years ago, he saw a vase listed as an, old Chinese vase, broken, but repaired, skeleton playing a yo-yo on it, he said. It was a buy it now for $800, and they said it was 150 years old, Meisenheimer said. I thought, Well that would be a nice piece to have in the collection. I wasnt real excited about the price, necessarily, but I asked my wife if that could be my Christmas present for that year. The ornate vase is decorated with gold, floral-like patterns outlined in red throughout. Two serpentine dragons surround the center, which depicts three skeletons dancing on clouds. One skeleton appears to be playing with a yo-yo. Cracks throughout the vase are held together with metal staples. When he got the vase, Meisenheimer discovered lettering on at the bottom of it that he thought were Chinese characters. He sent photos of the lettering to his sister-in-law, who is from mainland China, to help with inter pretation. Unfortunately, she wasnt able to interpret the lettering because they were actually Japanese characters. This discovery was just the beginning of more unexpected surprises from Meisenheimers Christmas present. Meisenheimers sister-in-law then reached out to a friend, who was a museum curator, to find out more information about the vase. That friend informed Meisenheimer that the age in the online description of the vase was off by a few centuries. She wrote me back and said, Well, I cant tell you how old it is, but I know the dynasty that it came from ended 500 years ago, and it started 1,100 years ago, he said. So that means now this vase has become the oldest piece of art that depicts a yo-yo. A few years after finding out about the age of the vase, he got a call from the television show Extreme Collectors regarding his yo-yo collection. He told the individuals with the show about the vase and they traveled to his home to check it out. The host of the show who dealt with Asian antiquities told Meisenheimer the vase was repaired about 200 years ago. Somebody thought it was valuable enough 200 years ago when it came over here to America to repair it then, he said, adding the host was able to identify the age of the repair based on the metal staples used to fix the vase. The host then told Meisenheimer that the vase was worth much more than he paid for it. I thought, Well its probably worth $2,000 to $3,000 a lot more than I paid for it, Meisenheimer said. He said, its worth $80,000. Meisenheimer added that the $80,000 price tag is just the value of the vase itself. The host was unable to put a value on the fact that the vase is one of the old est artistic depictions of a yo-yo being played. He said, Thats museumquality stuff, and all bets are off, Meisenheimer said. In my mind, its priceless and Im just glad I have it and am able to display it for the yo-yo community to be able to see (it). Classic collection 1790s 1840s 1890 1910 1928 1930 1950s 1960 1970 1990s 2018FROM THE COLLECTIONPhoto by Jacquie MeisenheimerThis photo of Lucky and his yo-yos was used in promotions for the Guinness Book of World Records. At one point, it was even made into a trading card. This vase is one of the oldest pieces of artwork to depict a yo-yo being played.

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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 5 PresentsSaturday, November 10, 2018 6:00 9:00 PM At the Pines at Windermere Creative Outdoor Dining to Benefit Matthews Hopee most creative table will win the coveted Best Dressed Table Trophy. 50% non-refundable deposit required. MC for the evening Scott Maxwell Entertainment for the evening Dueling PianosFor more information and/or to reserve your table visit: www.matthewshopeministries.org/Annual-Garden-Party www.facebook.com/matthewshopeministries or call 407-905-9500 276437 Step Inside 28 W Plant Street Historic Winter Garden Trivia Tuesday at 7pm Live Music Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm Friday and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 12:30pm www.th eatticdoorlive.com rfnt Retirement: Ready or not. Ready is better. Bruce Young, CFP, CRPCFinancial Advisor.17301 Pagonia Road Ste 100 Clermont, FL 34711 407-654-4915 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jo Barsh The stroll brings together eight musicians, 21 businesses and about 20 artists for an evening food, fun and wine. The stroll will also feature various raffle prizes, said Tranquiliti owner Anne McDonough, who also coordinated and organized the event. Its a collaborative, McDonough said. The whole concept is about working together as one community thats our theme. Strollers will be given a passport when they arrive. This passport is required to participate in the raffle. Each business or sponsor at the event will have a hole-puncher. Guests must have their passports punched by every business or sponsor at the event to participate in the raffle. We want (guests) to be able to see all the businesses. McDonough said. McDonough added the musicians will be spread throughout the walk playing live music. Artists will be doing live art demonstrations along the walk and within some of the businesses. Windermere painter Kim Beltrame is one of the artists who will be featured at the event. Beltrame enjoys painting land scapes and her surroundings and experimenting with other mediums with her paintings. Shes particularly fond of painting the sceneries around Windermere. Im an outdoors girl, Beltrame said. I look around, and I just think the world in general is such a beautiful place. Beltrame, a lifelong artist, double-majored in fine art and Italian studies at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. She studied abroad in Italy moved there after graduating. She met her husband in Italy and lived there for five years. During that time, she learned of what the term starving artist meant and began teaching to earn some extra money. Theres a reason why theres the term, starving artist, Beltrame said. I needed to make money, so I started teaching English. plex is actually a set for the Oprah Winfrey Networks drama series, David Makes Man. Dr. Phillips has been chosen as a filming location for the new drama series, which is slated to air 2019. Access to the DPHS north campus will be blocked, and cars will not be allowed in that area on filming days. Additionally, the show will be needing a variety of students as extras throughout the filming process. Details on casting can be found on the DPHS website, the schools principal Dr. Suzanne Knight wrote in a newsletter. David Makes Man tells the coming-of-age tale of a 14-yearold prodigy from a government housing project in Homestead, Florida. The show was created by Academy Award-winning writer/ producer Tarell Alvin McCraney, who will be an executive producer of the show. The drama series also is inspired by events in McCraneys own life. The apartment-complex set near DPHS is the housing project where the shows protagonist, David, lives, said Line Producer Wayne Morris, of Warner Horizon Scripted Television. David lives in the government housing, but he actually is very gifted and he actually is bused to a different school in a high-rent neighborhood, Morris said. The juxtaposition of those worlds is a big part of the story. The story is really about the different people David has to be all at the same time, and in that, its very relatable to anybody. Morris said other scenes for the show also will be filmed in South Florida and in other parts of Central Florida. He also said hes filmed many projects in Central Florida in the last 20 years and has even filmed scenes in the Orange Tree community before. One of the reasons why he chose to film in the area aside from the fact that the show is set in Florida is because of the environment. You get very different weather formations (in Florida), Morris said. The clouds are like nowhere else. You can predict what time of day things are going to happen (with) great accuracy. For instance, thunderstorms in the summer and so forth. It becomes another character of the project. Wherever Morris films a project, he likes to reach out and give back to the local community. One of the ways he gives back is through partnering with schools to give students opportunities to experience what its like to make a television show. Casting students as extras is just one of those opportunities, Morris said. When I do a show, I give back in the community in a way that, I hope, has a strong impact, Mor ris said. He later added, I love to go and talk to kids about how it is possible to achieve this sort of Hollywood dream. Its just about starting. And to that end, we offer a lot of opportunities for exposure to the set we offer a lot of oppor tunities for them to come on the set and be extras so they can really get a sense of it. Morris said the show will be filming through Dec. 18 and added it will not impact school activity.CFX hosts informational meeting for future east-west connectorGABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORPresently, there are few options to reach Lake County from West Orange, the most accessible of which is State Road 50. But with the continual growth in West Orange, Lake County and Clermont, it is expected the roadway will be unable to adequately support future traffic demands. In anticipation of this, the Central Florida Expressway Author ity has been conducting studies to create another east-west connector roadway. CFX held its first public infor mational meeting regarding the Lake/Orange county connector Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. With all the growth going on in southwest Orange County, Lake County and the Clermont area, its not particularly easy to get back and forth between the two, said Kathy Putnam, public involvement coordinator for the project study. So this study is looking at whether a limited-access road between U.S. 27 on the west and State Road 429 in the east is viable and fundable. And were currently trying to determine if we can find a preferred alignment. In Orange County, the study area falls within the town center and Village H (Hickory Nut) of the Horizon West community. In Lake County, the study area falls within the Wellness Way area. The goal is to analyze which of the 18 potential alignments identified are the most feasible and narrow down the number of corridors being considered, Putnam said. Theyve identified 18 separate alignment portions that go from west to east and theyll study those corridors to determine the potential impact on the area, Putnam said. Well need to find out how many land parcels are going to be affected; if there are any environmental concerns we need to watch; and if there are any known future plans or developments we need to steer clear of. The project is currently in the Project Development and Environmental Study phase of the process. At the end of this study, the preferred alignment goes to the CFX board, Putnam said. And the board can either approve the preferred alignment and move forward to the design phase of the project, or they can say they dont think its viable or fundable and they dont think its yet ready to move forward, and theyll just set it on the shelf. The next public informational meeting will be held January 2019. Then, officials will determine the final preferred alignment. A public hearing will be held in June.Dr. Phillips location for new Oprah drama CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Windermere to host art stroll IF YOU GOART, WINE & MUSIC STROLL ON MAIN STREET WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 WHERE: Downtown Windermere, 614 Main St. COST: $10 without wine, $25 with wine TICKETS: Can be pur chased in advance or day of the event at Tranquiliti Wellness, 503 Main St., Windermere; or can be pur chased online at winder merearts.eventbrite.comEric GutierrezKim Beltrame will be one of many artists featured at the inaugural Windermere Art, Wine & Music Stroll on Main Street. To view her work or to inquire about commissions visit, kimberlybeltrame.com. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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6 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 284022 rfntb ft rfn Celebrating Tasty Tuesdaysrrfr fnttbAt The Sheridan we believe in celebrations, smiles and happiness. And we love grandchildren too! From family nights and birthday dinners to monthly theme parties and Brain Health University, our award-winning programs are focused on happiness and well-being. Get a taste of what life at The Sheridan is all about. Need a new fence? Have one in need of repair?Call Advanced Fencing Solutions, LLC352-459-6563 Locally owned Insured All major credit cards acceptedVinyl, Wood, Aluminum, Field Fence, Chain link, Custom gates & signsWe will do the small jobs big companies wont look at.Residential-Commercial-Management Companies https://www.facebook.com/Advancedfencingsolutions/283997 www.westorangehabitat.org283981 13369 West Colonial Drive( between 9th and Dillard Street, behind Taco Bell in Winter Garden)Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday The ReStore now carriesCheck us out on Facebook for more information on all our merchandise!NEW mattresses and box spring sets starting at $ 159! DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORCast members at Walt Disney World soon may see a little more padding in their paychecks, after Walt Disney World and six local labor unions reached a tentative agreement on increased wages. According to a press release from UNITE HERE, a union that represents workers throughout the United States and Canada, the agreement between the Ser vice Trades Council Union which represents six unions cov ering 38,000 Walt Disney World employees and Disney would raise starting pay from $10 to $15 an hour. Members of the six affiliated unions were set to vote on the new agreement on Sept. 5 and 6. The contract provides for a historic wage increase that will change Central Florida and the hospitality industry for the better, said Eric Clinton, president of UNITE HERE Local 362. According to the statement, non-tipped employees starting pay will be gradually raised from $10 to $15 per hour by 2021. The first increase will take place in December, bumping up to $11 an hour; a second will increase pay to $12 in March 2019. Work ers will receive $13 in September 2019, $14 in October 2020 and $15 by October 2021. Employees currently paid $10 per hour or more will receive at least $4.75 in raises by October 2021, with $2.50 within the first six months. The new agreement will end on Oct. 1, 2022. Under the agreement, eligible employees also will receive their one-time discretionary bonus of $1,000, paid in one lump sum. Disney previously announced in January it would give $1,000 bonuses to employees following a tax cut passed by Congress but then said union members would not receive the bonus during payraise negotiations. Areas covered under the scope of agreement include all Disney cast members covered by the six STCU unions. Third-party locations at Disney Springs have no union and thus are not part of this agreement. Disney officials call it the largest proposal ever offered by Walt Disney World Resort, because it also includes retroactive pay of 50 cents an hour or 3%, whichever is greater, for all employees hours worked back to Sept. 24, 2017. These union raises will be lifechanging for the women and men who welcome millions of tourists to Walt Disney World, said Matt Hollis, STCUs president. Now, money that tourists spend here in Central Florida will stay here, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into local small busi nesses. Walt Disney Worlds agreement with STCU comes about a month after unions representing work ers at Californias Disneyland won their battle for $15 minimum wage. In Florida, minimum wage is currently set at $8.25 per hour, while Californias is $11. The unions and Disney previously agreed in 2014 to raise starting pay from $8 to $10 per hour. According to UNITE HERE, other non-union employers, such as Universal Orlando Resort, followed suit with similar raises to match the new standard at Disney. Universal and SeaWorld Orlando did not return requests for information on current wages or plans before press time. In addition, Disney also is set to launch a new program which would pay hourly workers full tuition toward obtaining a college degree or finishing a high-school diploma. Disney, union agreement increases starting pay to $15Should Service Trades Council Union members approve the agreement, starting pay will be raised to $15 per hour by 2021. TERMS OF AGREEMENTService Trades Council Union members will vote whether to ratify the tentative agreement on Sept. 5 and 6. Union representatives said they are condent members will vote in favor of it. For more information on changes made, voting locations (if you are a union member) and how wages are aected, visit facebook.com/ uniteherecentralorida.

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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM LIBERTYS LEAPLiberty Goetschs memoir includes some history about her home country, as well as some traditional Greek recipes.Liberty Goetsch said penning her memoir brought about many challenges.Eric GutierrezERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERLiberty Goetsch took a leap of faith when she emigrated to the United States through an arranged marriage to a man she had never met. She left her home in the Greek island of Cyprus in pursuit of a better life. She doesnt consider herself a writer, but she thinks her story is one worth telling. I came to the States on Dec. 7, 1976, and I got married to my husband January of 1977, she said. Liberty, whose full name is Eleftheria Eleftheriou Constantinou Goetsch, was 20 years old when she came to the U.S. Now 62, she recently released a memoir that documents her lifes story, titled Life, Liberty and My Pursuit of Happiness. Penning her life story brought about many challenges for Liberty. After growing up poor with an abusive, alcoholic father and being married to an unfaithful first husband, writing some parts of the book brought back some painful memories. She also had to overcome a language barrier with the writing itself. SEE LIBERTY PAGE 8HOW TO ORDERTo get a copy, contact Liberty Goetsch via phone or email. Phone: (407) 285-7350 Email: libertygoetsch@aol. com

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8 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 283977 283902 250293 407-573-1300 14100 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERHome chefs: Grab your aprons. The Windermere Branch Library will be hosting a live cook ing demonstration with the event, Cooking with Indian Spices: One Pot Dish. The event will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13. To register, visit OCLS.info. Shahnaz Nensey, of Swaasta LLC., will be demonstrate how to create an easy, wholesome and healthy dish using Indian spices. Were going to talk about the spices and how each of them affects your body, Nensey said. Its going to be pretty educational then people get to taste (the food). Nensey is a health and holistic-wellness coach who stresses the importance of nutrition as it relates to overall wellness. She said her favorite spices to cook with are tumeric and cumin. She also likes cooking with car damom, cinnamon, saffron and coriander. She added some of the spices she cooks with have healing properties. I think well have a lot of our attention focused on tumeric, cumin and coriander this time, Nensey said. She later added, Primarily, when Im talking about tumeric, Im talking about its anti-inflammatory proper ties. Nensey started teaching cook ing classes to help educate her clients about how to eat well. When it comes to the body, I talk to people about how nutrition is so important to their wellbeing, Nensey said. What I started to find (out) was people were getting stuck when it came to food. So to kind of accommodate those clients, I started teaching cooking classes in very small numbers. The cooking classes offered her clients a hands-on approach that demonstrates that eating well can be easy and fun, Nensey said. I saw that people were really benefiting from a hands-on experience, Nensey said. I can hand them a recipe thats one thing. But when theyre there and theyre touching and feeling and smelling and seeing and tasting, it completely changes the experience and it takes away that intimidation so to say. It isnt all that hard. It makes it fun. Making healthy food easy to cook and taste good, thats where it started. Nensey said her personal life is what led her to discover the importance of nutrition and over all wellness. She said earlier in life, she struggled with anxiety and depression. She took prescrip tion medication for treatment for a year, but the medication made her feel worse. From there, she began looking for solutions and looked to her family members in her home country of India. I look at my parents, I look at my uncle theyre all in their 80s (or) 90s and theyre like rockets, Nensey said. My mom shes 82 she gardens and she cooks and she cleans and shes moving from sunrise to sundown. How can she do that? She said she noticed a large part of her familys active lifestyle is attributed to their diet and how they incorporated spirituality and charity into their lifestyle. It was the lifestyle, Nensey said. What drew me to that is just seeing examples. I was seeing people around me dragging their feet in their 20s and 30s exhausted and fatigued. And Im seeing my family back home running around and doing all these things and having a full life.Indian chef will share secrets to the spices of life IF YOU GOCOOKING WITH INDIAN SPICES: ONE POT DISH WHEN: 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13. WHERE: Windermere Branch Library, 530 Main St. REGISTRATION: Registration required at (407) 835-7323CourtesyShahnaz Nensey, of Swaasta LLC, will show how dierent spices can help keep the body healthy. Although some memories were difficult to write about, getting them down on paper was therapeutic. Additionally, Libertys current husband, Gary, gave her a helping hand with the writing to help her overcome the language barrier, she said. It was nice to get it out, because I was holding it in for so long, Liberty said. When it was done, and it got delivered to my house, I started crying. It was very, very emotional.THE JOURNEY BEGINSLibertys parents arranged the marriage that brought her to the U.S. a common practice in Greece in the 1970s. She said one of the reasons she decided to come to America was to get away from her controlling father. It was the first time she had been on an airplane. She arrived in New York City and was picked up by her soon-to-be fatherin-law and mother-in-law, who took her to their home in Connecticut. Days after arriv ing in Connecticut, she met her new husband-to-be for the first time. I had to wait four days to meet my future husband, because he was up in Boston (for) school, Liberty said, adding that her in-laws lied to her about what he was studying. (Before) I came here, they told me that my husband is going to school to be a doctor. So, when I got here, they told me hes not going to be a doctor. Now hes going to be a mechanical engineer. She added that this lie was just the first of many. From the beginning, there were lies and lies and lies, one after the other (from my inlaws), Liberty said. Liberty and her first husband ended up running two successful restaurants in Connecticut until they moved to Florida in the 1980s.MOVING FOR THE MOUSETheir restaurant success in Connecticut is what drove Liberty and her first husband to sell everything they had and move to Kissimmee in 1986. We moved to Florida to make more money and open more restaurants, Liberty said. We used to come on vacation to Disney, and my husband, being in the restaurant business he thought that he could come to Florida, open a big restaurant and make lots of money, because all the restaurants were so busy. She said their Florida restaurant stayed in business for about two years. However, declining business forced them to close. The issues with the restaurant took a toll on her marriage. They eventually divorced. The marriage lasted about 10 years. Liberty and her first husband had two daughters, whom Liberty had raised by herself after the divorce with no support from her first husband. He went back to Connecticut and made a life for himself, Liberty said. He gave us nothing no child support, nothing. I stayed here and worked three jobs to support my kids. In 1992, Liberty met her cur rent husband, Gary, while he was in the area on a business trip.LOST IN TRANSLATIONAfter meeting Gary in 1992, they dated long distance for three years. They married in 1995 and moved into their home in MetroWest. Liberty learned English by watching television and work ing in the restaurant business, so her writing in English wasnt the best. I didnt know how much I was going to need Garys help, Liberty said. I wrote a page on my computer with my poor English, and Gary would come up and spell-check everything and make sure I said (things) right. She added that writing the book in English was one of her greatest challenges. In addition to the language barrier, Liberty also has dyslexia. In English, we learn how to put phrases together, and she lacks that, Gary said. She might say, I gone to somewhere, instead of, I went to somewhere.LibertyCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7

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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 9 283759 Clermont Hillside Terrace 2400 S. US Hwy 27, Suite 101 Clermont, FL 34711 NEXT TO THE HARLEY DAVIDSON STORE 352-241-9884 OPENMon-Sat 4 p.m.Sun Closed 283993 283998 New Patient Exam $25(reg $65)New clients only. First pet dog or cat. Not to be combined with any other coupons or discounts. With coupon. FREE BOARDING($25 value)Receive one free day of boarding with the purchase of two days Canine and Feline. Cannot be combined with any other oers or discounts. Must present coupon. Minimum of 3 days required. The cutting edge of veterinary care! Treating Dogs Cats Exotics 8940 Conroy-Windermere Rd. 8 am 6 pm Mon -Fri 8 am 3 pm Saturdays407-217-7700www.LuvNCareWindermere.net AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORTwo longtime friends have turned their passion for decorating into a unique slumber-party business in West Orange. Robin Zimmerman and Jennifer Rabaja have created Camp Sweet Dreams, a full delivery and styling service based in Windermere that provides themed decorations, tents, mattresses, bedding and more for birthday parties and other special events. Rabaja got the idea when she took her niece to a similar party in Texas. When she returned to Florida, she and Zimmerman began brainstorming ways to create their own slumber-party business to supplement their income. We sat over coffee, Zimmer man said. We knew we wanted tents. We actually Googled slumber parties. The two spent hours combing through Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx looking for pieces that would fit specific themes. They bought tents off Etsy and learned how to build them using a pattern created by a sister-in-law. Zimmermans father-in-law helps with the tent construction. Themes run the gambit, from unicorns, sweet treats and beach party to superheroes, galaxy and dinosaurs. Some themes are more generic than others, such as Mov ie Night and Legos. Packages start at $180 for a three-tent combo and can be customized to fit parties of up to 10. Each party guest has access to his or her own tent and bedding, plus blanket, decorative pillow, bunting/garland, fairy lights, bed tray, lantern and a sleep mask. The masks are theirs to keep. One of the owners returns the next day to retrieve all the pieces. All bedding is laundered after every party, and all hard surfaces, including the mattresses, are cleaned with sanitizer. The pair has been working on marketing their business, reaching out to schools and PTA organizations and setting up displays at various elementary schools during Meet Your Teacher events. While their props are more suited for the 5to 14-year-old set, Zimmerman and Rabaja are considering adding themes for older teens and for women interested in holding a girls night or bachelor ette party.Sweet dreams are made of this Two moms have started a business that will bring the slumber party to your house.Amy QuesinberryRobin Zimmerman, left, and Jennifer Rabaja are business partners in their new venture, Camp Sweet Dreams. CAMP SWEET DREAMSTo book a party online, visit campsweetdreamsorlando.com. For more information, call (407) 325-2601 or (407) 325-5695.

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10 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Difference rfntbt frtb tbrtffr fbrbbt btrtbb tfbtb bbtt fbtbfb ftrttbrtb tr bbrrbbr bb rbrfrb rbt tbrbrbbtb rfntnbbfn 284152 rfnt bfn r 85 years agoA surprising opinion was handed down by Attorney Gen. Cary D. Landis, who ruled that Sunday movies were illegal in Florida.50 years agoThe ocers and directors of the West Orange Youth Center Association were looking to raise funds to carry out their plans for the year. New ocers were Charles McMillan, president; Jimmy Pitchford, vice president; Gertrude Britt, secretary; Bob Moore, treasurer. Elected to serve two-year terms were George Howard, Mabel Fenwick and Virginia Bradford. Serving one-year terms were Virginia Cappleman and George Barley.40 years agoConstruction of Dr. Phillips Elementary School had just started. A reception was given by the PTA of Dillard Street and Winter Garden elementary schools in honor of their new principal, Jef ferson Jake Voss.35 years agoThe District XIV All Stars, with four Ocoee players in the lineup, earned the chance to represent the South in the Big League World Series. Locals were Randy Lee, Brent Hazen, Dean Hazen and Brent Casteel, all of Ocoee.30 years agoJean Grafton, a 14-year employee of the city of Ocoee, was appointed city clerk.10 years agoOrange County Public Schools students attended the rst day of school in the new year before having classes canceled on Tuesday because of the threat of Tropical Storm Fay. Deputy Chief Charlie Brown, a 16-year veteran of the Ocoee Police Department, was appointed police chief of Ocoee. The West Orange Times 2008 high-school football preview included information on the local teams plus quotes from their head coaches: Chip Petree at West Orange; Dale Salapa at Dr. Phillips; Clint Moles at Ocoee High; and Bob Head at Olympia. THESE OLD TIMES WEST ORANGE HISTORYFROM THE WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE FOUNDATIONTHROWBACK THURSDAY SEPT. 2, 1971 In the 1970s, nearly every little girl in West Orange County who wanted to be a ballerina went to Ruth Wood School of Dance for dance instruction. The dance teacher turned part of her house in Ocoee into a dance studio, with a side waiting room for the mothers of the young dancers. Recitals were held at Tanner Auditorium, now Tanner Hall, at Newton Park in Winter Garden. Before its renovations, the Tanner had a large wooden stage to showcase Woods dancers. The mission of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is to preserve the heritage and architecture of Winter Garden while creating new cultural experiences. The Foundation also preserves the material culture of West Orange County, using it to educate the areas youth on the communitys rich history.None of the young women has been identied in this 1928 photograph of Miss Bartlets Ocoee High School freshman Home Economics class. The students attended the original school building, constructed in 1927, demolished in 2000 and replaced by Ocoee Middle School; high-school students attended West Orange High. In 2005, a brand-new Ocoee High School rose in Crown Point, a former citrus-growing community in the citys northwest. Donated to the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation by the Bennett family, it is among many hundreds of images depicting Ocoees early years. Call the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at (407) 656-3244 to help with identication.

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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 13 CHURCH DIRECTORY Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the Windermere Observer and online at orangeobserver.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email AdvertiseNow@orangeobserver.com284075EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 www.ascension-orlando.org OPEN HOUSESaturday, September 15 10AM 2PMAdministrative Oces, Nurses Oce, Social Work Oce, Food, Hygiene & Clothing Pantries & Hope Chest Workshop611 Business Park Blvd. #101(o Story Rd. across from Orange Technical College)Our entire community is invited to stop in Administrative Offices 407.905.9500 MatthewsHopeMinistries.orgFacebook.com/MatthewsHopeMinistries We Proudly offer: Traditional Burial and Cremation Services Prearranged Funeral Services Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home Winter Garden407-656-2233 www.baldwinfairchild.com 428 E. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 281040 Let us tell the story of your life. 352-394-8228921 S. US Hwy 27 Minneola, FLOne block north of Citrus Towerwww.cremationchoicesfl.com Direct Cremation$675Plus Container We offer a non-traditional setting for families to feel comfortable when planning for themselves or their loved ones. For more information and a complete list of prices, please visit our website: www.cremationchoicesfl.comCremation Choices offers an affordable alternative to expensive funeral homes and cremation services in the Central Florida area. 283674 281041 Because You Care FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED (407) 695-CARE (2273) WWW.DEGUSIPEFUNERALHOME.COM THREE LOCATIONS FOR YOUR COMFORTMaitland9001 N.Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751West Orange1400 Mathew Paris Blvd.Ocoee, FL 34761Sanford905 Laurel Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 All Inclusive Direct Cremation$795 www.winteroakfuneralhome.com1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 LIC #F080822 We have the largest chapel in West Orange County. Owned and operated by the Romano family. Thats My WishDirect Cremation for:$795.00 Call for details407-614-8350 Home of the areas rst certied therapy dog. Feel free to stop in and say hello to Charley Girl! 278729 CYNTHIA DIANE HOLTON DIED SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018.Diane Holton, 60, of Winter Garden, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. She was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Orlando, Flor ida, to Richard W. Hales and Dorothy McConnell. She married Kenneth Holton on Nov. 8, 1980, at the home of her mother, Dorothy. Diane lived life through simple pleasures. She loved to bowl, spend time with family, play with her grandchildren, have breakfast at the Country House and go shopping. She loved being able to stay home and care for her children while they were growing up. She later took care of children of others and then on to keeping her own grandbabies. Diane is survived by her husband, Kenneth; mother, Dorothy; brother, Rick; her three children, Jacob, Jared and Jennifer and their spouses, Nichole, Cori Jo and Brandon; and her five grandchildren, Tylor, Daryl, Wade, Jackie Jo and Logan. She was truly an amazing wife, mother and nana. She will be missed.GARY WAYNE CARROLL JR. DIED WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018.Gary Wayne Carroll Jr., of Tavares, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. He was born March 14, 1967, in Orlando, Florida, and was a lifelong resident of Ocoee. Gary was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, husband and uncle who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Wayne Carroll Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; mother, Betty Carroll; children, Gary Wayne Trey Carroll III and Taylor Wayne Carroll; stepchildren, Austin Green, Shelby Green-Parker and Allyson Russ; brother, Shawn Carroll; six grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. Memorial service will be held at10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018,at The Church at Oak Level in Ocoee, Florida. Casual attire requested. Reception immediately following the service at the home of Betty Carroll.DOROTHY EVELYN PARRISH DIED THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018.On the morning of Aug. 16, 2018, Dorothy Evelyn (Bumby) Parrish slipped away quietly and, taking the hand of a loving God, went to live in paradise forever. Dorothy was born in 1926 in Kissimmee, Florida, the eldest child of Jack and Sally Evelyn Bumby. Her siblings, Betty Jo Wraschek and William Haynes Bumby, preceded her in death, as did her husband of 68 years, Vernon Edgar Parrish. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Evelyn (Parrish) Boyte, and son-in-law, Robert Boyte Jr., of Orlando; her son, John Stephen Parrish, of Winder mere, Florida; three grandchildren, Rob Boyte and Dana Boyte, of Orlando, Florida, and Jonathan Parrish, of Clermont, Florida; and one great-grandchild, Peyton Parrish. A lifelong Methodist, Dorothy first was active in First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden and then later was a member of Trinity First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Dorothy retired from the Orange County Public Schools system after teaching history and political science and chair ing the Social Science department at Apopka Senior High for more than 20 years. Among her students in her advanced senior seminars was Glenn W. Hubbard, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush and now president of the Columbia University School of Business. Dorothy was an avid reader, a voracious bridge player and a community activist. Her charities were legion and her donations to causes many. In her last years, she was a resident of the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility. (Some arrangements are being handled by Winter Oak Funeral Home, Winter Garden, Florida.) Services to remember the life of this remarkable woman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, Flor ida, 125 N. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. Please come help us say goodbye to our mother, a friend and a child of her loving Savior assured of her journey home. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES

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SPORTSSEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Freshman runner Jasmine Little is making an immediate impact for the Dr. Phillips cross-country team. Page 16.1 The Windermere Prep volleyball team improved to 3-0 Aug. 28 with a sweep of Foundation Academy (25-4, 25-18, 25-15). Julia Bernardes led the team with eight kills and ve blocks.2 The Olympia High boys and girls swimming teams each defeated Bishop Moore in a meet Aug. 30. Danny Cruz led the boys team with wins in the 50and 100-meter freestyle events, and Olivia Martin led the girls team with wins in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke.3 The boys and girls cross-country teams for Dr. Phillips High each placed third at the DeLand Invitational Sept. 1. Senior Josh Matzner led the boys team, placing 13th as an individual, and freshman Jasmine Little placed eighth to lead the girls team.4 Former Dr. Phillips football star Tanner Ingle had four tackles (three solo) in his debut as a defensive back for North Carolina State University. The Wolfpack defeated James Madison University 24-13 in their home-opener Sept. 1.5 Former Windermere Prep football teammates Will Seelman and Bouldin Heistand met on the gridiron in college this past week end when Washington University (Missouri) defeated the University of Chicago 24-17. Seelman is a sophomore receiver for Chicago, and Heistand is a junior tight end for Washington. HIGH5 Catching WildreSTEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORBefore the Windermere Wildfire travel-softball organization had won its first national championship, won any of its 15 state championships or had north of 70 former players sign National Let ters of Intent to compete in college, it was born as a solution. The problem was that, back in the midto late-2000s, the girls on the All-Stars teams for Windermere Little League kept running into roadblocks as they progressed in the postseason tournaments. We always thought we had very good teams, but wed go to the playoffs and get beat every year, and we didnt really know why we didnt really know there was a travel-ball thing out there, George Paulson said. We didnt know what we didnt know. So, following the summer Little League season of 2007, Paulson and a handful of other parents at Windermere Little League decided to form a travel-softball team with the girls who competed for the Windermere Little League AllStars team so they could get more experience playing at an elite level. The teams colors were blue and yellow, similar to the branding for Windermere Little League, but it also needed a name. Paulson suggested Wildflowers; Dave Chabot suggested Wildfire. The group of parents for the original Windermere Wildfire team that competed in the fall of 2007 did not know it then, but the brand they coined would become a SEE TRAVEL PAGE 16Steven RyzewskiLongtime Windermere Wildre coach George Paulson with current players Sutton Janata, left, Danika Spinogatti, Ashlinn OBrien, Maddy Gilbert, Kayla Mayo and Ailey Scyhck.SIDELINE SCENEEddie Gray, Kory Kozak, Peter Amato and Peter Staples all play in more than one fantasy football league but there is only one league where they can talk trash while walking down the driveway to take out the trash. The residents of the Overlook at Hamlin are members of a community-based fantasy football league that originated shortly after the first homes in the development were constructed in 2014. As residents began to move in throughout 2014 and into 2015, there were events put on by the community, but some of the guys in the neighborhood were hoping for more. Heres the problem the women are good at coming up with all kinds of events (to socialize), Gray, the leagues current commissioner, said. The men: Its harder for us to get together and actually want to do something. So when we suggested fantasy football, it seemed natural. The leagues first season was in 2015, and it had eight members in one division. In 2016, there were 10 teams, and last fall there were 12 teams, both in one division and with all the players based in the Overlook at Hamlin development. This fall, though, it was opened up to other Horizon West residents via a Facebook post in the Horizon West Happenings Facebook group, and there are Fantasy football league builds community in Horizon West STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR BY THE NUMBERS2 ASA National Championships8 Top-10 nishes at Nationals11 Girls currently competing who are committed to college programs15 State championships75 Former players who have gone on to play in collegeThe Windermere Wildre, a powerhouse in the local and state travelsoftball scene, grew from one team of girls from Windermere Little League. SEE NEIGHBORHOOD PAGE 16

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16 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 State Farm, Bloomington, IL Family. Friends. Community. Were all in this together.1211007Shannon Till, Agent Fowlers Grove 3279 Daniels Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787 Toll Free: 855-742-1591 www.shannontill.com State Farm has a long tradition of being there. Thats one reason why Im proud to support West Orange county.. Get to a better State. State Farm, Bloomington, IL Family. Friends. Community. Were all in this together. 1211007Shannon Till, Agent Fowlers Grove 3279 Daniels Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787 Toll Free: 855-742-1591 www.shannontill.com State Farm has a long tradition of being there. Thats one reason why Im proud to support West Orange county.. Get to a better State. State Farm, Bloomington, IL Family. Friends. Community.Were all in this together. 1211007 Shannon Till, Agent Fowlers Grove 3279 Daniels Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787 Toll Free: 855-742-1591 www.shannontill.comState Farm has a long tradition of being there. 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 www.shannontill.com Hablamos EspaolAthlete of the Week Sponsored by...281047 powerhouse. But for the first few years, it was simply a way to help the teams for Windermere Little League play year-round and improve. We discovered these girls (on other teams) are playing all yearround, Wes Pollock, another longtime coach for the organi zation, said. Windermere was blessed with having a lot of talented players, but they needed the resources travel ball was a snowball that was building, and we were fortunate to get on while it was still building. For anyone familiar with the local softball scene, the names of Wildfire alumni are recognizable. Paulsons daughters, Madison and Alex, went on to compete for Boston College and UNCCharlotte. Pollocks daughters, Arielle and Sydney, competed for Southern Miss and Detroit Mercy. Steve Stutsman coached the Wildfire 18U team that won a national championship in 2015 and the programs first national championship team in 2011. His daughter, Sabrina, was a member of the Florida State softball team that won the Womens College World Series this past summer. Thats not to mention about 70 other players from Sarah Lang to Cassady Brewer to Tate McClellan who have come through the program and gone on to college careers, as well as the nearly dozen players currently competing who are committed to college programs. Over the years, there has been a group of dedicated coaches and parent volunteers, including Mike Lang, David Taylor, John McReynolds, Wes Mathis and Phil Golden among others who have invested plenty sweat equity into the brand. It was a community thing there was a lot of pride around the Wildfire brand, and we did well, Paulson said. The organization has grown and its size has ebbed and flowed Wildfire had as many as 10 teams in the summers of 2014 but pared down to two teams for the summer of 2016, as a sort of soft reboot. Last summer, there were six teams. The original vision for the program even came to fruition when, in 2012, a Windermere Little League All-Stars team coached by Mathis whose daughter, Lauren, is a sophomore for the Georgia Bulldogs made it to the Little League Softball World Series. The team featured several girls who played for the Wildfire. A few years in, the requirement that girls also be Windermere Little League players was relaxed. Although most of the younger teams are still based locally, with youngsters from Windermere, Horizon West, Winter Garden and other surrounding areas, some of the older, more elite teams have had girls from as far away as Clearwater, Daytona Beach and Tallahassee. Coaches have come and gone, and some, such as Paulson and Pollock currently, continue to coach despite having daughters who have aged out. I love to coach, Pollock said. I wanted to help give back and I appreciate how fortunate my own daughters were. I want to help other girls achieve their dreams and play at the next level. Players from the first Wildfire team began graduating in 2013, and a few already have graduated from their college programs. Others are competing for college programs around the country, and girls currently in the program are varsity players for schools such as West Orange, Winder mere, Olympia, Dr. Phillips and others around the region. And, while the wins are nice, the ultimate goal is facilitating access to a college education. That moment when they are committed, I get chill bumps thinking about it, Paulson said. Its special. now 20 players in two divisions. Eight of those 20 players reside outside of the Overlook. As the fourth season of the league kickoffs off Sept. 6 with the beginning of the NFL season, it continues to serve its original purpose helping neighbors connect. Thats why I did it I love football, and I love sports, and I figured it was a great way for me to meet neighbors, Amato said. The men are working to have more get-togethers on Sundays and also are planning one big Saturday outing. Were trying to get together more,Kozak said. Get together, hang out and have a couple beers while watching football. The Horizon West-based league utilizes a Superflex format where the flex player can be a quarterback, giving teams the option of starting two quarterbacks and is based on MyFantasyLeague.com. Each player has his own approach to the draft, honed over years of trial and error. Im a Jets fan so I try not to pick any Jets players, Staples said with a laugh, adding that he also had to get over a previous rule of not selecting Tom Brady. Otherwise, I use facts and figures and try to take a flyer at the end on some of the young guys. Each player can recall sleeper players, or players who dramatically outperformed where they were drafted whether it was Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt for Gray or New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara for Amato. Gray and Kozak met in the championship in 2017, with Gray taking the prize. A lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan, Kozak said he was content with the consolation prize of his beloved Eagles winning the Super Bowl. The league envisions growing to as many as 48 teams in the future and increasing the prize pool and playoff brackets. None of the men knew the others before the league, and all are appreciative of the social aspect it has provided. Collectively, they have learned they have some cool neighbors whether it is Amato, a songwriter who works on the popular show The Voice, or Kozak, a producer for Golf Channel. Other league members include an executive for Darden Restaurants and a police officer. Weve got a really good mix of guys, Gray said. Of course, good mix or not, pleasantries will go out the window when the season kicks off. We can draft together, hang together we can talk smack together, Amato said.Travel program fosters pride Steven RyzewskiEddie Gray, left, Peter Staples, Kory Kozak and Peter Amato take their fantasy football pretty seriously.Neighborhood rivalry bloomsCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15What was your expectation going into the Spikes and Spurs Classic? I was told it was going to be very muddy, and I was afraid I was going to run (poorly), and it was going to be muggy. I didnt even know until halfway through the race that I was that far up, so it was very exciting and it was tiring at the same time. But when I heard my coach screaming, Youre in the top 20, I just kept running. How long ago did you start competing as a runner? Back in sixth grade, I joined middle-school track, and I was just trying out a couple things, because my mom (Jackie Ramsey) also ran cross-country. My coach in middle school told me I had a great stride to do long distance. It took some getting used to just running laps in a circle for a long time in the heat its very tiring. Whats your mental approach to running? I normally start out very, very nervous. Im always afraid that I might start out too fast or get injured. I just like to think that Im doing it for my team and our girls were very close, and we like to do it for each other. Have older girls on the team been welcoming? Honestly, theyve all been super great, and I didnt expect it theyre all just so nice. Both Sydney (Kaufman) and Isabelle (Nemcik) are injured, but even then, they are very welcoming and they help us freshmen. Did the fact that your mom, Jackie Ramsey, ran crosscountry inspire you? Its actually funny, because back then, when she used to work here (at Dr. Phillips High), she coached cross-country so its kind of a genetic thing. Whats your favorite subject? Science, because ever since I was little, Ive loved the animals side of things. So Im interested in biology. Whats your dream career? Well, my dream job would be to become an actress. But, if I was going to more of the (science) field, Id probably like to be a veterinarian. Who is your favorite actress? I love Millie Bobby Brown shes amazing and I love Stranger Things. Funny story, she actually went to my school (Windy Ridge) for one year when she lived in Orlando. Do you have other hobbies? I do this thing called aerial silks. Its these two ropes and its an acrobatic sort of thing. It helps me work on my flexibility.STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTSPONSORED BY SHANNON TILLSTATE FARM IN FOWLER GROVESJasmine Little THE BASICSAGE: 14 HEIGHT: 5-foot-4 YEAR: Freshman HOMETOWN: Orlando HIGH SCHOOL: Dr. Phillips Jasmine Little only has two races to her credit as a high-school distance runner, but already she is making a name for herself within the Dr. Phillips cross-country program. In her rst varsity race the Spikes and Spurs Classic Little placed 20th in a eld of 489 runners to help the Panthers place eighth as a team. Last weekend in DeLand, Little placed eighth in a eld of 137 runners.

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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 17 All games at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 unless otherwise noted. WINDERMERE 1 AT UNIVERSITY Following a heart breaking loss to Cypress Creek to open the season, the Wolverines have had two weeks to gear up for their rst road game. They will face a Cougars team that has allowed an average of 40 points in each of its rst two losses. If Winder mere can shore up its ball-security issue it may have a strong shot at win No. 1 in east Orlando. ST. STEPHENS EPISCOPAL AT WINDERMERE PREP 4:30 P.M. In a rematch of last seasons Sunshine State Athletic Confer ence Championship Game, the Falcons will visit Windermere Prep. The Lakers, who were soundly defeated in that contest, hope their impressive defense can continue its strong play. WEST ORANGE 1 AT DR. PHILLIPS 1 As far as playo hopes are concerned, this is an absolutely huge game for both teams. A wild loss to Rockledge last week showed this West Orange team has plenty of resolve and ght. But as it knows well from barely missing the playos in 2017, its margin for error just got that much smaller. In 2017, the Warriors played the Panthers tightly in the rst half before Dr. Phillips pulled away after halftime. ORLANDO CHRISTIAN PREP 1 AT THE FIRST ACADEMY These two teams hooked up for a memorable go-round in 2017, with the Royals edging the War riors 34-27 in double-overtime. Fans could get more of the same when these two teams meet up again in Southwest Orlando. EDGEWATER AT OLYMPIA Edgewater is in the midst of one of the more memorable program turnarounds in recent memory, as the Eagles went from 0-10 in 2016 to 9-3 and the FHSAA Class 7A Playos in 2017. Already this fall, Cameron Dukes program has knocked o longtime College Park-rival Bishop Moore and Colonial. Olympia, which has struggled giving up big plays, will have its hands full trying to slow down quarterback R.J. Harvey. BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 1 AT FOUNDATION ACADEMY The Lions hope to ride their momentum from a thrilling Week Two win into another home game this time against the Panthers. Bradenton Christian featured a balanced rushing attack in its opener, with Jordan Miller, Demarri Spruill and Alec Lucas splitting the workload. For Foundation, Danny Stutsman and Grayson Wagner have emerged as favorite targets of quarterback Henry Austad. WEEK THREE PREVIEW Perhaps all the Dr. Phillips Panthers needed to get going was to return to their home field. After scoring just six points, combined, in losses in the preseason and Week One, Dr. Phillips bounced back in Week Two with a 25-7 victory over Timber Creek at Bill Spoone Stadium. The Panthers offense finally kicked into gear, and it was junior running back Brandon Fields who led the way with a career-best 224 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Fellow junior Brenden Cyr was solid at quarterback, completing 19-of-25 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown. Dr. Phillips (1-1) scored its first touchdown of the fall on its opening drive of the game, but Timber Creek responded on the ensuing drive to make it 7-7. From there, it was all Panthers, as the Dr. Phillips defense locked down the Wolves (0-2). Japerri Powell had 12 tackles, a sack and a forced-fumble. Stephen Dix recorded 10 tackles and a sack. Cameron Williams had two sacks while Jaquarri Powell did a little of everything with four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.OLYMPIA FALLS TO OCOEEJust when it appeared the Olympia Titans were going to give the Ocoee Knights a run for their money, Lovie Jenkins swung the game between the Metro Conference rivals in the Knights favor for good Aug. 31. Olympia, which had trailed 20-0, got on the board just before halftime with a kickoff return for a touchdown by Donrick Means. Then, early in the third quarter, Titans quar terback Garrett Velin hooked up with Tyrese Rodriguez on a deep pass for a 40-yard touchdown, and suddenly, Olympia was down just seven points, 20-13. That lasted all of one play, though. Jenkins fielded the ensuing kickoff at the 15-yard line and took it back to the house. Jenkins 85-yard return sparked a 29-6 swing in favor of the Knights (1-1) the rest of the way, as Ocoee went on to win 49-19 over Olympia (0-2).LAKERS SOAR PAST EAGLES VIEWThe Windermere Prep Lakers (2-0) had little to no trouble in Week Two, blanking the visiting Eagles View Warriors 49-0. Seven different Lakers scored touchdowns in the victory, including two by Rafael Betancourt and Stone Farnsworth that came on fumbles returned for scores. The victory is the latest impressive performance for a defense that has yet to allow a touchdown through three games, including the preseason. Mason Williams led the defensive unit with nine tackles. 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OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 21 283698 1st Place winner 2016 GOBA Parade of Homes 1st Place winner 2016 HBA Parade of Homes Florida Green Building Coalition Member and Platinum Level BuilderBUILDING ON YOUR LOT, OAKLAND PARK & BLUE SPRING RESERVEVISIT OUR WEBSITE or CALL FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.jjbuilding.com 407-476-7520BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1976 AWARDS A home in the Keenes Pointe community in Windermere topped all West Orange-area residential real-estate transactions from Aug. 24 to 30. The home at 6417 Lake Burden View Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $1.618 million. Built in 2006, it has ve bedrooms, three baths, three half-baths, a pool and 5,935 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $272.62. These are the highestselling homes in each community in West Orange.DR. PHILLIPSKENSINGTON PARKThe home at 4848 Keeneland Circle, Orlando, sold Aug. 30, for $610,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,343 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $182.47.ORANGE TREE COUNTRY CLUBThe home at 6433 Wellington Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 24, for $295,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,733 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $170.23.PHILLIPS LANDINGThe home at 9062 Dancy Tree Court, Orlando, sold Aug. 30, for $700,000. Built in 1999, it has six bedrooms, four-andone-half baths, a pool and 4,111 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $170.27.SANDPOINTE TOWNHOMESThe townhouse at 7913 Bayside View Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 24, for $260,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,850 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $140.54.TANGELO PARKThe home at 4803 Caserta St., Orlando, sold Aug. 24, for $175,000. Built in 1959, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,952 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $89.65.TOSCANAThe condo at 7500 Toscana Blvd., No. 342, Orlando, sold Aug. 25, for $345,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,030 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $169.95.VENEZIAThe home at 7540 Pointe Venezia Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 30, for $1.239 million. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, four-andone-half baths, a pool and 4,008 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $309.13.VIZCAYA HEIGHTSThe condo at 8755 The Esplanade, No. 132, Orlando, sold Aug. 28, for $925,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,955 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $233.88.GOTHACITRUS OAKSThe townhouse at 9341 Comeau St., Gotha, sold Aug. 27, for $125,000. Built in 1988, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,546 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $80.85.FALCON POINTEThe home at 3800 Shadowind Way, Gotha, sold Aug. 27, for $345,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,259 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $152.72.GOTHAThe home at 1437 Hempel Ave., Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $935,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,675 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $254,42.HORIZON WESTBERLMERE VILLAGEThe home at 1113 Lascala Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 27, for $397,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths and 2,874 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $138.14.LAKE SAWYER SOUTHThe home at 13308 Fernow St, Windermere, sold Aug. 27, for $408,000. Built in 2007, it has five bedrooms, five-and-onehalf baths and 3,598 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $113.40. The home at 13265 Vennetta Way, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $354,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths and 2,750 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $128.73.NEWBURY PARKThe home at 9001 Leeland Archer Blvd., Orlando, sold Aug. 24, for $379,900. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, a pool and 2,671 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $142.23.PRESTON SQUAREThe home at 11349 Evesham Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 28, for $290,000. Built in 2008, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,935 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $149.87.SOUTHBRIDGE VILLAGEThe townhouse at 6358 Southbridge St., Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $243,500. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,640 square feet. The price per square foot is $148.48.SUMMERPORTThe home at 5224 Lemon Twist Lane, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $363,500. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,812 square feet. The price per square foot is $129.27. The home at 14307 Bluebird Park Road, Windermere, sold Aug. 28, for $345,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,496 square feet. The price per square foot is $138.22.WESTSIDE VILLAGEThe home at 12730 Westside Village Loop, Windermere, sold Aug. 27, for $578,000. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths and 3,992 square feet. The price per square foot is $144.79.WICKHAM PARKThe home at 7615 Bramwell St., Windermere, sold Aug. 27, for $243,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,692 square feet. The price per square foot is $143.62. SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 85 High Sale Price: $1.618 million Low Sale Price: $98,000 REO/bank owned: One MILLIONPLUS TRANSACTIONS KEENES POINTE. The home at 6417 Lake Burden View Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $1.618 million. Built in 2006, it has ve bedrooms, three baths, three half-baths, a pool and 5,935 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $272.62. VENEZIA. The home at 7540 Pointe Venezia Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 30, for $1.239 million. Built in 2008, it has ve bedrooms, four-andone-half baths, a pool and 4,008 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $309.13. KEENES POINTE. The home at 6240 Greatwater Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 30, for $1.2 million. Built in 2000, it has six bedrooms, ve-andone-half baths, a pool and 5,481 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $218.94.Keenes Pointe estate sells for $1.618M SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 22 redn.comThis Keenes Pointe home, at 6417 Lake Burden View Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $1.618 million. The outdoor area features a pool and spa; summer kitchen; replace; paver pool deck and golf-course views.REAL ESTATE

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22 OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 www.Century21BlueSky.comFacebook.com/Century21Celebration Twitter: https://twitter.com/C21BlueSkyFL Instagram: @C21BlueskyRealtyGroup LinkedIn: Century21BlueSkyRealtyGroup Offices in Celebration and WindermereMulti-Lingual OfficesToll Free 1-877-YOUR C21Property Management Line 407-566-9382 546 Cody Caleb Dr Single Family Home in Winter Haven 5 Bed/2.5 Bath/2,773 Sq Ft Offered at $219,000 MLS# O5720009 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 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 283151 317 Acadia LnMediterranean Estate with Golf Course Views 6 Bed/3 Full + 3 Half Bath/5,913 Sq Ft Offered at $1,995,000 MLS # O5721000 1009 Orange Cosmos Blvd Single Family Homein Davenport 5 Bed/4.5 Bath/2,820 Sq Ft Offered at $349,000 MLS# O5561627 New Windermere office in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center:7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road #116Windermere, FL 3478612339 Cruxbury DriveTownhome in Lake Reams 2 Bed/2.5 Bath/1,258 Sq Ft Offered at $232,500 MLS# O5712955 8245 Pond Apple DrSingle-Story Home in Summerlake 3 Bed/2 Bath/2,526 Sq Ft Offered at $399,999 MLS # S5004308 11007 Ledgement LnPool Home in Windermere 4 Bed/3 Full + 2 Half Bath/3,596 Sq Ft Oered at $549,000 MLS # O5718966 8827 Worldquest Blvd Unit # 2108First Floor Condo Hotel 3 Bed/2 Bath/1,437 Sq Ft Offered at $164,999 MLS # O5723374 1060 Fox Hunt Drive 5+ Acres in Winter Haven 4 Bed/2.5 Bath/2,854 Sq Ft Offered at $695,000 MLS# O5708007 REDUCED 283762 IN OCOEE407-905-7898 www.maguireroadstorage.commaguireroadstorage@c.rr.com IN WINTER GARDEN407-654-3037 www.stoneybrookweststorage.comstoneybrookwestss@c.rr.com So local, it feels like your garage! Call Today! 2018 rfn tbbf rfrrntfb fbbfn b tbbf brfbn fffbnf bn tbn 2018 rfn tbbf rfrrntfb fbbfn b tbbf brfbn fffbnf bn tbn The townhouse at 12968 Emer sondale Ave., Windermere, sold Aug. 30, for $225,000. Built in 2009, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,450 square feet. The price per square foot is $155.17.WINDERMERE ISLEThe home at 13572 Gorgona Isle Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $467,000. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,294 square feet. The price per square foot is $141.77.WINDERMERE LANDINGSThe home at 11650 Black Rail St., Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $315,000. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,139 square feet. The price per square foot is $147.27.WINDERMERE SOUNDThe home at 12820 Strode Lane, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $260,000. Built in 2015, it has three bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths and 1,617 square feet. The price per square foot is $160.79.WINDERMERE TRAILSThe home at 10730 Reams Road, Windermere, sold Aug. 28, for $337,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths and 1,781 square feet. The price per square foot is $189.22.SOUTHWEST ORANGEPROVENCE AT LAKE SHEENThe home at 10320 Lavande Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 27, for $549,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,472 square feet. The price per square foot is $158.12.WEST ORANGEOXFORD MOORThe home at 5537 Oxford Moor Blvd., Windermere, sold Aug. 29, for $725,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,625 square feet. The price per square foot is $156.76. PROVIDENCEThe home at 6214 Little Lake Sawyer Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $439,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,297 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.15. The home at 6130 Little Lake Sawyer Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $425,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,907 square feet. The price per square foot is $146.20. SILVER WOODSThe home at 5029 Honeynut Lane, Windermere, sold Aug. 30, for $275,00. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,723 square feet. The price per square foot is $159.61.WINDERMEREBUTLER BAYThe home at 1826 Lake Roberts Court, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $800,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,098 square feet. The price per square foot is $258.23. The home at 2515 Butler Bay Drive N., Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $727,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,101 square feet. The price per square foot is $234.44.KEENES POINTEThe home at 6240 Greatwater Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 30, for $1.2 million. Built in 2000, it has six bedrooms, fiveand-one-half baths, a pool and 5,481 square feet. The price per square foot is $218.94.TILDENS GROVEThe home at 12848 Jacob Grace Court, Windermere, sold Aug. 24, for $745,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,077 square feet. The price per square foot is $182.73. realtor.comThis Keenes Pointe home, at 6240 Greatwater Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 30, for $1.2 million. This home features a private pool with golf front age on the 18th hole. REAL ESTATE

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