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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Section A: Opinion
        page A 4
    Section A: Business
        page A 5
    Section A: Winter Garden
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
    Section A: Ocoee
        page A 10
        page A 11
    Section A: Windermere
        page A 12
        page A 13
    Section A: Dr. Phillips
        page A 14
        page A 15
    Section A: Social
        page A 16
    Section A: Entertainment
        page A 17
        page A 18
    Section B
        page B 1
    Section B: Sports
        page B 2
        page B 3
    Section B: Golf
        page B 4
    Section B: Schools
        page B 5
        page B 6
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
    Section B: Classifieds & Legals
        page B 11
        page B 12
        page B 13
        page B 14
    Section B: Worship Directory
        page B 15
    Section B: Classifieds & Legals continued
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Library of FI. History/Univ. o
205 SMA U. of Fl.
Gainesville FL 32611


Lakeview High
Class of 1965
reunion is Sat.
The Class of 1965 at
Lakeview High School is
holding its 40-year reunion
at the West Orange Country
Club this Saturday, April
23. Any class member
interested in attending
should call Bobbie Holland
Joyce at 704-786-4383.

Spring Fling set at
Ocoee Elementary
this Saturday
Ocoee Elementary will
have its annual Spring
Fling on Saturday, April 23,
from noon to 4 p.m. There
will be face painting, rides,
games, crafts, food, fire-
fighters' puppet show,
Escape School, an OES tal-
ent show, a dance studio
performance, a live deejay,
a cake walk, bowling, sack
races and a silent auction
(featuring a hot-air balloon
ride). The community is
invited to this special event.
The school is located at
400 S. Lakewood Ave.

Go Caribbean
at Business After
Hours April 21
The West Orange Cham-
ber of Commerce will hold
its Business After Hours
this Thursday, April 21,
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The
event will have a Caribbean
theme and is sponsored and
hosted by First Commercial
Bank of Florida, 12901 W.
Colonial Drive, Winter
Garden.
Come dressed in
Caribbean attire and catch
the island fever while net-
working with local business
leaders.

Car wash Saturday
to help Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 198 of
Ocoee will hold a car wash
for donations this Saturday,
April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Long John Sil-
ver's parking lot on West
Colonial Drive.
All proceeds will be used
to help send the Scouts to
summer camp. For more
information or to make a
donation, call Fran at 407-
877-6568.

Dinner-auction at
Palm Lake is Friday
Palm Lake Elementary
School is inviting the com-
munity to its annual dinner
and auction this Friday,
April 22.
The event, called
"Cheeseburger in Par-
adise," will feature food iin
a relaxed atmosphere with
friends and family to raise
funds to support the school
and its programs.
A number of special
items have already been
lined up for the live and
silent auctions. The silent
auction items will be avail-
able for bidding from 5-7
p.m., and the live auction
will follow in. the cafeteria
at 7 p.m.
For more information,
call the school office at
407-354-2610.

K of C plans
Spaghetti Dinner
this Saturday
The Holy Family of Dr.
Phillips Council 11488 of
the Knights of Columbus
will host a benefit Spaghet-
ti Dinner this Saturday,
April 23, at 6 p.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church
Social Hall. The meal
includes spaghetti, meat-
balls, salad and bread for $6
for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. Beverages will be
available at a cash bar, and


festivities will include a
50/50 drawing.
For more information,
call Grand Knight Don
Kahrer at 407-656-6262.


- -st Orange Times




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Winter Garden


postpones battle


over open-air mall


Rendering courtesy ot Castle & CooKe
At the southern end of Oakland Park, a village center will be developed on each side of Oak-
land Avenue, where a new road will connect the development to State Road 50.



Castle & Cooke is ready to


're-establish' Oakland Park


-The 258-acre development will
include 750 homes in both the
town of Oakland and the city of
Winter Garden.

By Andrew Bailey
Two of West Orange County's greatest land-
marks the West Orange Trail and Lake Apopka
- will help shape a new community in West
Orange County. Castle & Cooke, the developer of
Keene's Pointe, has announced its newest planned
development in Winter Garden and Oakland.
"Oakland Park will be a wonderful new addition
to West Orange County," said, Neal Harris, vice


president of Castle & Cooke. "Our research of the
local history has shown that Oakland Park is locat-
ed on the site of the original 1844 settlement. Oak-
land Park is truly a genuine traditional neighbor-
hood that both individuals and families will be
able to call home."
The 258-acre property is located on the southern
shore of Lake Apopka and north of Oakland
Avenue. The West Orange Trail runs east-west
through the center of the property.
"Oakland Park will respect the essence of the
land and embrace Lake Apopka's environmental
restoration and tree preservation," according to
Harris. "The area has a wonderful small-town feel

(See Oakland Park, 1B)


Hear Orlando Philharmonic

on shores of Lake Apopka

The Orlando Philharmonic will perform on the shores of
Lake Apopka in Winter Garden this Saturday, April 23. The
Evening at the Pops concert in Winter Garden (actually an
afternoon event) begins at 4 in Newton Park behind Tanner
Hall and is sponsored by the Winter Garden Rotary Club.
Guests should bring their lawn chair or blanket. Food
and drink vendors will be set up. Tickets are $10 in
advance, $15 at the gate.
The Evening at the Pops concert theme is "An Irish
Spring," with Andrew Lane and Michael Garasi conduct-
ing. The orchestra is Central Florida's resident orchestra,
appearing in more than 115 performances each season.
Musicians will play an Irish Suite, music from Lord of the
Dance, Riverdance, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
and other Irish melodies.
Community charities such as the Russell Home for Atyp-
ical Children, West Orange Christian Service Center and
the Health Central Foundation's School Nurse Program
will benefit from this concert.
This year's corporate sponsors are Castle and Cooke, the
Florida Auto Auction and the city of Winter Garden.
For more information and tickets, call Sheri Loiacono at
407-877-3463 or Rod Talbot at 407-877-2297.




Groups taking part in Day of Giving
The Day of Giving event will and the American Cancer Society.
be held at the Maxey Community Free pneumococal immuniza-
Center in Winter Garden on Satur- tions will be available to children,
day, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 and free haircuts will be offered.
p.m. The purpose of the event is to In addition, there will be clowns,
provide valuable resources to the balloons and popcorn for partici-
community. pants.
Guests can receive information The Maxey Community Center
from Amerigroup, Staywell, the is at 830 Klondike St. in Winter
Orange County Health Depart- Garden. The event is open to the
ment, Winter Garden Fire Depart- public. It is sponsored by the Rev.
ment, WIC, Healthy Start, Medic- Willie and Mary Barnes with the
aid Department, 211 Community International Church of Faith, the
Resources, Winter Garden Parks Maxey Community Center,
and Recreation departments, Orange County District 1 Com-
Orange County Cooperative missioner Teresa Jacobs and
Extension and Primary Care PCAN.
Access Network, Center for Mul- For more information, call Deb-
ticultural Wellness and Prevention bie Belanoff at 407-836-7178.


By Michael Laval

Residents and city officials
are divided over the future of
the proposed 1.5 million-
square-foot open-air mall
dubbed the Winter Garden Vil-
lage at Fowler Groves.
Some residents of south Win-
ter Garden neighborhoods
protested outside City Hall
before last Thursday's City
Commission meeting. Those
against the mall, which would
be the largest of its kind in Cen-
tral Florida, feel it is too big to
border their residential commu-
nities. Many of the protesters
hailed from Stone Crest, which
would abut the northern bound-
ary of the development. The
Fowler property sits at the
northeast corner of County
Road 535 and the State Road
429 Western Expressway.
While both supporters and
protesters voiced their opinions
last Thursday, the elected offi-
cials will not take action on
three proposed ordinances that
deal with the mall until April 28.
This meeting and another
scheduled for May 12 will take
place at Tanner Hall on Garden
Avenue.
The first ordinance would
designate the Fowler property as
a Beltway Center, which would
allow for a mix of commercial,
office, hotel, civic and residen-
tial uses. The next would
approve the project's develop-

ment order and allow work to
begin. The third would rezone
the Fowler property from resi-
dential (R-l) to commercial
(PCD).
At the request of the develop-
er, Sembler Co., the commission
considered a motion to postpone
the matter until the next sched-
uled meeting to allow for more
dialogue between Sembler and
residents who will neighbor the
shopping center. Commissioner
Carol Nichols, however, wanted
to shoot down the proposed
ordinances without delay.
"I don't agree to a continu-
ance at this time because of the
way they [the ordinances] are
written," Nichols said. "This has
gone too far too fast. I can't
agree to these ordinances. It's
ludicrous to put something
down there this large."
City Attorney Lionel Rubio
explained to Nichols that if the


commission rejected the ordi-
nances in a public hearing, the
mall developers would not be
able to return for another vote
for up to six months. By post-
poning the issue until April 28,
Rubio added, the developer
would be able to return to the
commission with updated ver-
sions of the ordinances that
include changes brought about
by discussions with residents.
"I don't want to see this docu-
ment again unchanged,"
Nichols warned as she held up
one of the proposed ordinances.
Mayor Jack Quesinberry said
he supported a postponement
but also felt all the people who
showed up for the meeting
should be heard.
A vote to postpone the ordi-
nances without public discus-
sion failed 2-2, with Nichols
and Commissioner Theo Gra-
ham casting the dissenting
votes. The District 1 commis-
sion seat remains vacant, pend-
ing a gubernatorial appoint-
ment.
Graham then proposed a
motion that echoed the mayor's
statement. The commissioners
voted 3-1 in favor of postponing
the first readings of the ordi-
nances while still allowing citi-
zens in the Commission Cham-
bers to voice their opinions.
Nichols cast the dissenting vote.
The statements made by 15 res-
idents at last Thursday's meet-
ing will be entered as part of the
public record for the April 28
hearings.
The first eight citizens who
spoke all favored having a large
shopping center nearby. Stone
Crest resident Larry Seab said
most of the arguments against
the mall, cited by its opponents,
are actually reasons why he -
thinks it should be built.
"We can't stop progress," he
said. "Progress creates opportu-
nity, wealth, taxes and all the
things we need to continue to
grow."
Fellow Stone Crest resident
Chris Abbot agreed with Seab
and told his neighbors that their
community exists because the
City Commission supported
growth.
"Everyone in Stone Crest just
moved here," Abbot said as he
held up an aerial photograph

(See Mall, 3A)


rt Saturday
as well as local fire, rescue and
ambulance companies and the
U.S. Postal Service, of the plan
and expected duration of the
construction.
At the April 12 meeting, the
elected officials acknowledged
that the plan would cause incon-
venience to residents, as well as
others who travel through the
town, but they agreed this is the
best option during the down-
town renovation, which is
designed to bring about long-
term improvement in traffic flow
and increased pedestrian safety.
For further updates on the
progress of the construction and
additional traffic changes, check
the town Web site at
www.town.windermere.fl.us or
call Janna or Dorothy at 407-
876-2563, Ext. 25, an extension
dedicated to construction and
traffic questions.

(See Windermere, 15A)


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By Kathy Aber

It's official Main Street in
Windermere will be closed
beginning this Saturday, April
23.
Following an open forum for
town residents at last week's
Town Council meeting, the
elected officials revised and then
adopted a detour route.
Traffic will be rerouted during
demolition and reconstruction of
Main Street through downtown
Windermere. The detour will
remain in effect for approxi-
mately three months with possi-
ble revisions as the construction
progresses.
The plan maintains one-way
traffic through town on most of
the detour route.
Traffic heading south will go
one way on dirt Main Street
entering at Third Avenue and
exiting at Eighth Avenue.
Traffic heading north will go


one way on Oakdale Street,
entering from Eighth Avenue
and Sixth Avenue.
When approaching the down-
town from the east along Sixth
Avenue, traffic will be redirected
south one way on Magnolia
Street or north one way on Oak-
dale Street. For complete details,
see the map on 15A.
The detour routes will be well
marked with signs and, for the
first two to three weeks, a Win-
dermere police officer will be
posted at each entrance to the
town as an additional warning to
motorists. Officers will also be
advising heavy trucks to turn
around and choose an alternate
route.
As an additional precaution,
police officers will continue to,
monitor all traffic activity during
peak hours.
Town staff has notified the
transportation department, of
Orange County Public Schools,


Industrial buildings raising questions in Oakland
By Amy Quesinberry industrial buildings. manager said.
"I like that industrial buildings Magyar admitted the "Ga
Dealing with industrial build- don't look like industrial build- way Corridor didn't really t;
ings and their typical boxy ings" in Oakland, said Commis- into account industrial bui
design and massive size is sioner Mona Phipps. ings" and added that holding t
something new for the town of The latest developer, Woody type of business to 15,(
Oakland, and it's raising ques- & Wallace, hopes to build two square feet is difficult. The or
tions among members of the warehousing units and a large nance stipulates that commer
Town Commission. two-story office in front, all buildings be limited to that si
The commission has been totaling 38,000 square feet, Magyar agreed that the or
faced recently with tremendous according to Town Planner nance has worked in the tow
growth along the west end of Roland Magyar. favor with other commer
Oakland Avenue; businesses are According to Town Manager uses, though.
pouring in. A number of compa- Maureen Rischitelli, "They just "I want to protect the qua
nies are clamoring to put ware- wanted to put up a big brick of life we promised our r
houses and large office buildings building with glass." dents," Phipps said, to wh
in that area. This would not be acceptable Magyar replied, "Then it's
The Gateway Corridor Ordi- to the town, according to the matter of you sticking to y
nance has rigid design regula- Gateway Corridor Ordinance. guns and saying no."
tions and restricts many of the Adhering to these strict guide-
design elements common to lines is also costlier, the town (See Oakland, 15A)


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2A The West Orange Times Thursday, April 21, 2005


Obituaries


LAWRENCE A. AUBRY, DDS,
70, Ridge Manor, died Sunday,
April 17. Born in Belvidere, Ill., he
resided in and practiced den-
tistry in Winter Garden for more
than 30 years before retiring and
moving to Ridge Manor in 1997.
He served in the U.S. Army and
was a member of St. Anne's
Catholic Church. He was a mem-
ber of the American Dental
Association, Florida Dental
Association, Marquette Universi-
ty Alumni and the National Fire-
bird and Trans Am Club. Sur-
vivors: sons, Thomas, Winter
Garden, Michael, St. Cloud;
daughters, Kathy Joiner, Winter
Garden, Karen Rohr, Orlando,
Laura, Clermont; sister, Rita Van
Nortwick, Port Richey; 8 grand-
children. Memorial contributions
can be made to the University of
Florida College of Medicine, P.O.
Box 100235, Gainesville, FL
32610 or the American Heart
Association. Roberts Funeral
Homes, Ocala.
ROSEMARY D. BAUGHMAN,
58, Ocoee, died Friday, April 15.
Marvin C. Zanders Funeral
Home, Apopka.
FREDDIE SAMUEL CASTEEL,
67, Orlando, died Saturday, April
9. Born in Winter Garden, he was
a lifetime resident. He owned
Fred's Tire Service. Survivors:
wife, Ann; sons, Randy, Curtis,
both of Orlando; brother, Don,
Ringold, Ga.; sisters, Betty
Suazo, Mary, both of Orlando; 5
grandchildren. American Family
Funerals and Cremations Inc.,
Casselberry; Winter Garden
Cemetery.
PHYLLIS LENORE ROCKER
DECKER, 83, Winter Garden,
died Sunday, April 17. Becker
Family Funeral Home, Clermont.
EMMIE DELL DUNN, 63, Crest
Hill, III., died Thursday, April 14.
She was born in 1942 in Clay
County, Ga. She graduated from
Lakeview High School in Winter
Garden and was employed by
the Valley View School District in
Illinois for 23 years. Survivors:
children, Barbara (Victor)
LeClaire, Susan Curry, Louis III
(Lisa); siblings, Jeannette Walk-
er, Mervin (Linda) Brown, Carol
(Ray) Phillips, Charles (Bonnie)
Brown; former husband and
friend, Louis Dunn Jr.; 7 grand-
children; 1 great-giandchild.
Modell Funeral Home, Darien,
Ill.; Clarendon Hills Cemetery/
GEORGE A. FORTIER, 70, Win-
dermere, died Thursday, April 14.
Survivors: wife, Jeanne; sons,
Gregory, Kevin, Brian; 6 grand-
children. Memorial donations can
be made to the Central Florida
Women's League Foundation
Inc., P.O. Box 142, Windermere,
FL 34786. Woodlawn Memorial
Park & Funeral Home, Gotha.
CHARLES W. HARRIS, 90,
Leesburg, died April 2. He was
born in Monon, Ind., and moved
to this area in 1979 from Chica-
go. He was a former owner of
Pancho'Food Products of Chica-
go, a member of the Moose and
a former member of Silver Lake
Country Club, Leesburg. He
attended Lake Square Presby-
terian Church of Leesburg. Sur-
vivors: son, Roger, Wisconsin
Rapids, Wisc.; stepson, Philip
Oscar Baer, Wolcott, Ind.; step-
daughter, Denise Hall, Winder-
mere; 8 grandchildren; 6 step-
grandchildren. A son, Bud, pre-
ceded him in death. Memorial
donations can be made to Hos-
pice of Lake and Sumter, 12300
Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL
32778. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral
Directors, Eustis.
DONALD E. LAIRD, 74, Cler-
mont, died April 11. He was born
in Grand Haven, Mich., in 1930.
He was a plant manager of a car-
pet cushion company for 20
years, retiring in 1993. He moved
to Florida that year and built a
custom home for his, family. He
was a member of Faith Family
Community Church of the
Nazarene in Winter Garden for


six years. Survivors: wife of 52
years, Joyce; daughters,
Annette, Orlando, Sherry Chap-
man, Kansas; sister, Beverly
Noehren, Kansas; grandchildren,
Greg, Katie; 3 great-grandchil-
dren. Memorial contributions can
be made to the Building Fund of
the Faith Family Community
Nazarene Church, 245 Beulah
Road, Winter Garden (407-877-
7735); or Center Pointe Commu-
nity Nazarene Church (407-841-
4082). Whitfield Funeral Home.
MARY E. LEWIS, 65, Slidell, La.,
died April 10 of pulmonary fail-
ure. She was a native of Penn-
sylvania, former longtime resi-
dent of the Orlando area and a
resident of Slidell for the past 35
years. She was preceded in
death by a brother, Frederick L.
Keyser. Survivors: husband,
Samuel E., formerly of Killarney;
son, Anthony G. "Gard," Greens-
boro, N.C.; daughters, Alexandra
"Kaye" Geesey, Mobile, Ala.,
Robin Ann Armstrong, Slidell;
brother, David T. Keyser, Fort
White; mother-in-law, Barbara,
Killarney; grandchildren, Jacque-
line, lan, Gabrielle and Aubrey
Scout. Honaker Funeral Home,
Slidell; Forest Lawn Cemetery,
Slidell.
GLADYS McCOY, 85, Ocoee,
died Wedhesday, April 13. Boron
in Ozark, Ala., she moved to
Central Florida in 1953. She was
Baptist and a homemaker. She
was preceded in death by her
husband, H.B. Survivors: son,
Tim (Linda), Fernandina Beach;
daughters, Kathryn (Levon)
Mears, Oxford, Martha (Larry)
Herrington, Ocoee; brothers,
R.B. Arnold, Ocoee, Thomas
(Sarah) Arnold, Eufaula, Ala.;
sister, Estelle (Louie) Adams,
Winter Garden; 7 grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren;, many
nieces and nephews. Collison
Family Funeral Homes & Crema-
tory, Howell Branch Chapel;
Ocoee Cemetery.
GLORIA M. MOLLOY, 80,
Ocoee, died Friday, April 15. She
was born in 1925 in Astoria, N.Y
Survivors: husband, Stephen J.;
daughters, Kathryn E. Caruana,
Viera, Maureen S. DeLauro,
Oakdale, Conn., Elizabeth M.
Murdock, Ocoee; 7 grandchil-
dren; 9 great-grandchildren. Col-
lison Carey Hand Funeral
Homes Winter Garden Chapel;
Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell.
DANIEL ALLEN NESTOR SR.,
54, Ocoee, died April 8. He was
self-employed in the tiling and
flooring industry. He was born in
Youngstown, Ohio. He was a
member of Glad Tiding Assem-
bly of God in Ocoee, Royal
Rangers and the Royal Order of
Chivalry. Survivors: wife, Judy
M.; parents, Clyde Brown, Cora
Mae Nestor of Niceville; sons,
Daniel Allen Jr., Jeremiah
Matthew, both of Ocoee; brother,
David, Tampa; sisters, Judy
Thomas, Pace, Sandra Mordec-
cai, Bonnie Bell, both of
Niceville, Nancy Grieshop,
Navarre. Loomis Family Funeral
Home, Apopka.
LACY PRATT, 81, Ocoee, died
April 8. National Cremation Soci-
ety, Winter Park.
CARMEN M. QUINONES, 81,
Ocoee, died April 9. Tri-County
Cremation Service, Longwood.
AUDREY A. McGRORY
RICHTER, 82, Winter Garden,
died Thursday, April 14. She was
born in 1922 in Hazelton, Pa.
She was a caterer. Her husband,
James H., preceded her in death
in 1970. Survivors: sons, James,
Columbus, Ohio, Mark, Garry,
both of Ocoee, Robert, Cocoa
Beach, Gregory, Winter Garden;
daughters, Jeanne Avila, Hem-
lock Farms, Pa., Michele Midlick,
Columbus; 4 sisters; 14 grand-
children; 9 great-grandchildren; 2
great-great-grandchildren. Colli-
son Carey Hand Funeral Home,
Winter Garden Chapel.


JULIO ANGEL RODRIGUEZ,
52, Ocoee, died April 9. A Com-
munity Funeral Home & Sunset
Cremations, Pine Castle Chapel,
Orlando.

LORELL M. STARCHER, Winter
Garden, died April 12. She was
born in Massillon, Ohio, and
moved to Central Florida in
1965. Survivors: sons, James,
Mount Airy, Md., Richard, Winter
Garden, Gerald, Winter Springs;
daughter, Julia Steinhauer, White
Bluff,. Tenn.; brothers, Lewis
Beech, Wooster, Ohio, Jack
Beech, Mandville, La.; sister,
Carol Weygandt, Orville, Ohio; 8
grandchildren; 13 great-grand-
children. Woodlawn Memorial
Park & Funeral Home, Gotha.
DOROTHY SULLIVAN VEL-
LETRII, 83, Orlando, has died.
She was born in Dallas, Pa., in
1921. She was a former resident
of Providence, R.I., for more than
60 years, moving to Orlando in
2002. She worked during World
War II as a welder in the Kaiser
Shipyard. Due to her outstanding
skill, she attained the distin-
guished honor of welding the
exterior of the battleships. She
also worked crafting jewelry and
military medals at William and
Andersen in Providence. She
was a gifted seamstress and
spent many hours crocheting
baby hats and donating them to
the Providence Women & Infants
Hospital. Survivors: daughters,
Susan Cafaro, Orlando, Nancy
Earle, North Scituate, R.I., Regi-
na Cardone, Blackstone, Mass.,
Dianne DeTommaso, Debra
Drennen, both of Ocoee, Judith
Pelletier, Coventry, R.I.; 15
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchil-
dren; brothers, Gerald Sullivan,
Dallas, Alan, Bartlett, Tenn. She
was preceded in death by her
siblings, Ethel Stolarick, Anna-
Mae Estus, Madeline Sheridan,
Raymond Harris and Helen
Schultz. Woodlawn Memorial
Park & Funeral Home.

ROBERT J. WHALEN, 77, Win-
ter Garden, died Thursday, April
14, at his home. He served in the
Marine Corps and the U.S. Army
Reserves. He retired after 30.
years from Instron Corp. as an
inventory control manager. He
moved to the Central Florida
area in 1992 from Massachu-
setts. A son, Christian 'Garrett,
precedes him in death. Sur-
vivors: wife of 30 years, Jean;
daughters, Laura Helen Derhers,
Rockland, Mass., Valerie Alexan-
dria, Blacksburg, .Va.; son,
Robert Lawrence, Whitman,
Mass.; 3 grandchildren. Memori-
al donations can be made to the
Hospice of Orange/Osceola,
4111 Metric Drive, Suite 4, Win-
ter Park, FL 32792. Grissom
Funeral Home and Crematory,
Kissimmee.


If tears could build a stairway
and a heartache could make a lane,
then we would climb up to heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say good-bye.
You. were gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know!


We love and miss you,
Your Husband, Children,
Sisters & Brothers,
Grandkids, Nieces and Nephews.


Windermere police
report for March
The Windermere Police
Department reported 700 calls
for service from Match 1
through 31 as well as:
SIncident reports 43
Traffic Stops 218
Citations 209
Courtesy Notices 56
Business checks 40 per
night
Alarms 11
Assistance to public 229
Accidents 1
Arrests 7
Field Interrogation Reports
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Parking tickets 0
The 7 arrests resulted in 9
charges, including the follow-


ing:
Sell/manufacture/deliver/tr
affic drugs
Possession of drug para-
phernalia
Possession of cannabis
Possession of Xanax
DUI
Assault of law enforcement
officer
Battery on law enforcement
officer.

OFD weekly report
The Ocoee Fire Department
responded to 78 calls for
assistance during the period of
April 11-17:
Fire--4
EMS-53
Vehicle accidents-4
Hazardous materials-i


Cardiac Support Group meets May 10


How to manage cholesterol,
especially after suffering a car-
diac episode, will be the main
topic of Health Central's Heart
Helpers Support Group at its
May 10 meeting.
Waxy and fat-like some-
times called both good and bad
- cholesterol isn't just the
nemesis of hearts. It's present
in cell walls or membranes
everywhere in the body,
including the brain, nerves,


Card of thanks
The family of Daniel Loople
wishes to thank all those who
offered such great support to us
on the occasion of Daniel's
untimely death due to natural
causes: myocardial fibrosis with
focus of acute myocarditis.
We thank all those who were
so kind and helpful to us.
The Loople-Traywick families


Register children for
Head Start program
The Orange County Head
Start program is enrolling
preschoolers ages 3-5. Parents
can register at 407-656-5329.

Awana Club
The Await Club program for
ages 3 (by Sept. 1) through
sixth grade meets Sunday
nights from 5:30-7 at Beilah
Baptist Church, 671 Beulah
Road, in Winter Garden. Call
407-656-3342.


In Loving Memory

Virginia Ann
Battle "Sue"

March 27, 1948
April 18, 2002


muscle, skin, liver and
intestines. The body uses cho-
lesterol to produce some hor-
mones, vitamin D and the bile
acids that help to digest fat. It
takes only a small amount of
cholesterol in the blood to meet
these needs.
Excess cholesterol in the
bloodstream is deposited in
arteries, where it contributes to
the narrowing and blockages
that cause the signs and symp-


Smoke detectors
available at WGFD
The Winter Garden Fire
Department's Fire Prevention
Bureau offers smoke detectors
free of charge. Call Fire Mar-
shal Tom Anderson at 407-656-
4689, Ext. 3, for information.

WGPD programs
The Winter Garden Police
Department is organizing
Neighborhood Watch programs
to help prevent crime. To start a
program, call 407-656-3636.
The police department offers
free home security surveys for
residents living within the city
limits. An officer will come to
your house to check doors,
windows, locks, lighting and
alarm systems. To set an
appointment, call 407-656-
3636.


Public service-12
False alarms-4
City calls-69
County calls-2
Winter Garden-3
Windermere calls-4.

Winter Garden
fire report
The Winter Garden Fire
Department responded to 58
calls for assistance during the
period of April 10-16:
Fires-0
Emergency medical calls-
44
Auto accidents-7
Automatic fire alarms-0
Public assist-1
Hazardous conditions-2
Miscellaneous-4.


at Health Central
toms of heart disease.
Shaila Philip, Registered
Dietician, and clinical nutrition,
manager for Health Central,,
will address the support group.
for recovering cardiac patients
on the role of diet, cholesterol.
and heart disease.
The free seminar is open to
the public and will be held in
the Gleason Room. For infor-
mation, call Joyce McIlroy at
407-296-1599.


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(Continued fromfrontpage) Water Conservation Month events in Ocoee this week


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The proposed ite plan for Winter Garden Village at Fowler Grove may undergo changes.
The proposed site plan for Winter Garden Village at Fowler Grove may undergo changes.


taken less than three years ago
that showed barren land where
his neighborhood now stands.
"Anyone who thinks a four-lane
road was built just to serve their
community is wrong."
According to City Planner
Mark Cechman, Winter Garden
devised its plan to widen
Daniels Road to four lanes in
1996.
Winter Garden business
owner Shirley Smith said the
mall would complete the work
started by the city in renovating
the downtown district.
, Several Winter Garden resi-
dents said they were tired of
traveling on a congested West
Colonial Drive to spend their
money at restaurants, shops and
movie theaters in Ocoei, Cler-
mont or Pine Hills.
The largest concern surround-
ing Fowler Groves is the over-
whelming traffic it will create.
A four-lane Daniels Road,
which will extend south from


West Colonial Drive to the C.R.
535/Wester Expressway inter-
change, will pass directly
through both the shopping cen-
ter and Stone Crest.
Residents of the divided
neighborhood asked Sembler to
build a pedestrian bridge over
Daniels Road so they can enjoy
all their community's amenities
without crossing what will
become a busy high\ ay. By last
Thursday's meeting, Sembler
had said it would not build a
pedestrian bridge.
"How are our children going
to cross Daniels Road to get to
the community center this com-
mission approved?" asked
Patrick McDonald, a Stone
Crest resident. "We homeown-
ers bought into a lo\\ density
area. What PUD [Planned
Urban Development zoning]
has- a major highway running
through it?" ;
Bay Isle resident Frank
Imbruglia, who happens to


work for another area develop-
er, said the city's infrastructure
will not be able to support the
mall.
"The day this project opens,
Daniels Road will be over
capacity," Imbruglia said.
Many residents, including
Imbruglia, also pleaded with
Sembler to make changes in the
shopping center's layout. All
the "big box" retail stores, they
said, should sit at the far south-
ern end of the Fowler property
near the expressway, rather than
along the northern border that
abuts Stone Crest.
Sembler representatives said
they plan on continuing to meet
with Winter Garden residents
who live near the Fowler prop-
erty in hopes of ironing out their
differences before the April 28
City Commission meeting.
"It's a well-considered pro-
ject, but there are some things
we'd like to tweak," said Sem-
bler attorney Rebecca Furman.


Pet festival to seek homes for abandoned pets


SEvery year thousands of
unwanted, abandoned or lost pets
end up in shelters across-Orange
County. Many of these animals are
adoptable, but finding homes for
all of them is a challenge. To cele-
brate the National Pet Adopt-a-
Thon, Orange County Animal Ser-
vices will host its SecondAdopt-a-
Thon on Saturday, April 30.
SThe event will take place at the


Alzheimer's caregiver
support groups
; The Greater Orlando.
Alzheimer's Association spon-
sors two caregiver support
groups in Winter Garden. They
take place at Golden Pond Com-
munities, 404 Lakeview Road
(407-654-7217) and Beverly
Healthcare, 15204 W. Colonial
Drive (407-877-2394).


Animal Services shelter located at
2769 Conroy Road from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to
come and enjoy free hot dogs,
sodas and snacks and receive
information on pet care and own-
ership from local vendors.
Adoption rates are $35 for cats
and $45 for dogs. These fees
include spaying or neutering,
rabies vaccination and an identifi-


LMS Guardian Angels
need supplies, clothes
The Guardian'Angel Program
at Lakeview Middle School is in
need of basic school supplies and
some clothing to help needy stu-
dents. For more information, call
Jean Wemyss at 407-654-9208 or
Chris Lunsford, Lakeview's
SAFE coordinator, at 407-877-
5010.


cation microchip for the pet before
it is taken home. Last year, more
than 600 people attended the event
and close to 60 pets found new
homes.
Orlando Unleashed Magazine,
Coca-Cola, Planet Smoothie,
Homevest Realty, CNL Bank,
Multi Travel Connection and
Coldwell Banker Salomon are the
sponsors of this year's event.


English classes at
Resurrection church
Classes are offered for people
needing assistance in English as
a second language. Classes meet
on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.
at Resurrection Catholic Church
on State Road 535 in Winter
Garden.
For more information, call
407-656-3113.


Mall


By Mary Anne Swickerath

As part of Water Conservation
Month and Earth Day, two City
of Ocoee Landscape and Irriga-
tion Spring Seminars are
planned for Thursday, April 21,
and Saturday, April 23, in the
City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, complete with prizes, free
pizza and drinks and free child
care for ages 4-12.
The Thursday seminar will be
held from 6:30-8:45 p.m., and
those attending are asked to
arrive by .6:15 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Mary Ann
Utegg, Orange County master
gardener and Lake County
Watershed Action volunteer
coordinator for water conserva-


Eco Saturdays event
The Orange County Parks and
Recreation Department invites
community residents to join in its
Eco Saturdays events, which take
place on Saturdays from 10-11
a.m. at the Tibet-Butler Nature
Preserve.
The preserve will host a pro-
gram April 23 called the Ancient
Art-of Papermaking. Participants
will learn the history of this
important product and learn how
to make paper through a hands-on
project. This class is for all ages.
The community is invited to
join a representative from the
Seminole County Natural Lands
Program on April 30 to learn to
identify wildlife signs. Preserve
visitors will look for tracks, scat
and other clues to unlock the
identity of common Central Flori-
da wildlife. The program is
designed for all ages.
For reservations and further
details, call 407-876-6696.
The preserve is located at 8777
County Road 535 in Orlando.


Masonic Lodge
schedules meetings
Winter Garden Masonic Lodge
165 F&AM holds its stated com-
munications on the first and third
Thursday of the month at 7:30
p.m. The lodge is at 230 W. Bay
St. On the third Thursday, broth-
ers and their families can come to
a covered-dish dinner and pro-
gram at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call Steve Teal, worshipful
master, at 407-654-2181 or the
lodge at 407-877-2550.


Garden Theatre Friends giving update


The Winter Garden Heritage
Foundation is setting the stage
for the next phase of the Garden
Theatre renovation in downtown
Winter Garden. The community
is invited to a meeting.next Tues-
day, April 26, from 6:30-7:30
p.m. in the Central Florida Rail-
road Museum on Boyd Street.
The foundation will update
interested individuals on the sta-


tus of the theater. There is new
information to share on the
financial, construction and plan-
ning progress. In addition, the
group is looking for energetic
people (with a strong desire to
bring up the curtain on the his-
toric theater) to participate in a
variety of ways.
For more information, call
407-656-3244.


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The Saturday seminar, featur-
ing Skip Wright of the Florida
Irrigation Society, will be held
from 9:30-11:45 a.m., and par-
ticipants are asked to arrive by
9:15 a.m.
Both seminars require pre-
registration and are limited to
100 people. Pre-register by call-
ing 407-905-3100, Ext. 9-1503.
On Earth Day, Friday, April
22, there will be a Tiny Tot Tree
Planting Ceremony at the Jim
Beech Recreation Center Park,
1820 A.D. Mims Road, at 10
a.m. Refreshments will be
served. Also for children, the
West Oaks Library in Ocoee is
featuring Water Conservation
Month Story Time from 3-4 p.m.


throughout April.
Saturday, April 23, will fea-
ture several activities besides the
landscaping seminar. The
POWR Park, a water conserva-
tion demonstration garden in
front of City Hall on North Blu-
ford Avenue, will be the site of
an open house, including a free
tour and face painting, from
noon to 4 p.m.
Also that day a Starke Lake
lakeshore cleanup, led by Mayor
Scott Vandergrift, Ocoee
Stormwater Supervisor Buddy
Elmore and Catherine Johnson
of the WAV Watershed Action
Volunteer Program, will be held
from 2-4 p.m., and volunteers
are asked to call 407-905-3100,
Ext. 9-1503, for details.


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Opinion


In our opinion

Editorials


To mall or not to mall -

that is the question

As with anything -controversial you will make life easier for a lot of people,
can. find people on both sides of the .and these facilities certainly won't
issue, and the Winter Garden Village, struggle to find customers. But it does-
proposed on the Fowler property south n't take a rocket scientist to look at the
of West Colonial Drive adjaceiit to proposed development along with the
State Road 429 is no exception. At last existing and planned roads and see that
week's Winter Garden City Commis- there will, indeed,.be a traffic.problem.
sion meeting even residents from Stone The Winter Garden commission must
Crest, the neighborhood next to -the be careful not to allow more than the
Fowler property, spoke on. both sides area can handle or will handle in the
of the issue. future. West Orange County already
The fact is, both sides are right. "We has its share .of "allowing too much"
can't stop progress," one resident said. without the necessary roads. After all,
"Progress creates. opportunity, wealth, you can't put the toothpaste back in the
taxes and all the things we need to con- tube, so you'd .better be sure before
tinue to grow." On the other side, "The. you approve, it.
day this project opens, Daniels Road. And some residents in southern Win-
will be over capacity," another resident, ter Garden would just like to get the
said. Neither side is wrong. traffic -light .they've been promised
Having a collection of "big-box" before having to- swallow any more
stores, movie theaters and restaurants development.


Reader opinions

Letters to. the editor


Reader criticizes negative remarks by 'Orlando Sentinel'
Dear Editor, ally criticize would have' us do. Should we'
S. have left the farms in place to continue pour-
Once again, I feel obligated to defend the ing fertilizers and pesticides unto the lake?
restoration project on Lake Apopka from neg- In my opinion the lake is.already showing a
ative remarks published by the Orlando Sen- positive response. Phosphorus levels are
tinel.' In their article published in the. Sunday, down, eel grass is rapidly spreading, the newly
April 17, edition they reported current 'flooded' areas in the Duda farnis (over 2,000 .
research on pesticide effects on waterfowl acres), are showing no problems and have nest-
eggs. The research is necessary, but.the con- -ing rookeries of thousands of wading birds.
stant negative attitude is not. Why quote an The marsh flow-way is working, and the num-
egocentric'scientist from Gainesville when we ber of bird species around -the lake is one of
have. an excellent qualified staff of scientists the.highest in the country.
within the St. Johns River Water Managinent'. This restoration is cuttirig-edge research,
District who .are working on this problem which will be valuable to many parts of the
every day? In.a previous article the Sentinel world as we try to restore ecologic systems
referred to the project as a "botched restora- that have beei damaged through years of mis-
tion attempt." treatment. We should commend district scien-
What everyone should understand is that a 'tists and stop sniping about the failures!
restoration of this magnitude is unprecedented
and there are.no directions on how to do it. I Jim Thomas
Shave never understood what those who contin- Friends of Lake Apopka


Growth management reform:
merging economic and environmental interests

Dear Editor, ahead of demand.
Updating growth management laws to
More than a. decade ago, iapid growth in reflect today's school, transportation and
southwest Florida lowered lake and river lev- water needs is a bold but rational step for-
els, degraded freshwater springs, created: ward that will benefit all communities. In
sinkholes and led to a battle for water in the Central Florida, we are already shifting the
Tampa Bay area. By the-late 1990s, commu- .paradigm. Consider, less than a year ago,
nity leaders were forced'to set aside years of' Gov..Bush signed into law the Wekiva Park-
-bitter litigation to collaboratively address the way and Protection Act that provides a blue-
.demand f6r water in one of the fastest grow- print for alleviating traffic congestion around'
ing areas in the state. The result was a coor- Orlando by completing an environmentally
dinated plan by local and regional govern- sensitive transportation corridor.
ments to develop new and alternative sources Striking a balance between environmental
of drinking water and to restore past environ- '.protection and economic growth,'the Wekiva
mental neglect, legislation represented unprecedented collab-
Using history as our guide, cities and couri- oration; among 'diverse interests to build a
ties today have a fresh opportunity to plan for road, preserve' land across three counties,
growth in a way that expands their economy, 'safeguard the Wekiva Springs and makes
secures: an adequate supply of water for Central Florida a better place to live and
future needs and still safeguards the state's "work. Important provisions included in the
natural resources. As part of Gov..Jeb Bush's. act provide a model-for coordinating land use
proposal. for growth management reform,.' with water' supply planning and amending.
local governments would comprehensively. local comprehensive plans to better protect
coordinate economic decisions with the inter- 'groundwater recharge areas with improved
ests of our unique water environment. With stormwater management. and wastewater
reforms in place, local decision.makers could 'treatment.
ensure that the: services and infrastructure .With the availability of hew science and
needed 'to support new' communities are technology, Florida is today better equipped
available before dirt is turned on new devel- .to make informed, locally driven decisions
o'pment, providing residents .with a reliable that effectively manage growth and improve
supply of water and protection for rivers, our residential and business climates. As a
springs and wetlands. state, Florida has an opportOnity to take a.
.. Providing a firm, consistent link -between new approach and time to plan for the'
regional water supply planning: and growth inevitable a'n ever-growing population.
management simply' makes sense. And, it But the window of opportunity for. growth
avoids a repeat of-the environmental damage management reform is now. We must use our
and public angst' that plagued.Tampa Bay a time wisely by comprehensively coordinating
decade ago. A proactive plah. by local gov- growtli with water availability. Balancing the
*'ernments *and water providers would ensure' needs of the :environment..w.ith those of our
that new development begins only when the communities' will. protect the quality of life
utility serving the development has the water that makes the Sunshine State a great place to
and. the facilities to serve the growth.. If call home. .
groundwater is not an .option, reform opens
the door for developing'"new" water sources Kirby B. Green III
using techniques such as desalination, reser- Executive Director
voirs and .the reuse of reclaimed water St. Johns River Water Management District


70 years ago
A group of young men, including Ward Britt,
Leonard Mann, Herbert Pounds, Franklin Cap-
pleman, Noel Griffith and John Vick, sponsored
a dance at Legion Hall. Roy Fulmer's orchestra
furnished the music.

65 years ago
The senior class play at Lakeview High was
one of the funniest plays ever written. Mary
Roper played the leading role as the class nui-
sance in Professor, How Could You? Other cast
members included George Bass, Robert Ruther-
ford, Harriet Pounds, Martha Arnold and
Kathryn Bowyer.

60 years ago
The senior class play at Lakeview High School
was A Husband for Sale. Among the cast mem-
bers were Hilton Teal, Tommy Russ, Owen
Crawford, John Branch, Frances Stulck, Barbara

Borgard, Jean Reddick, Trina Stanford and Mil-
dred Strickland.
The perplexing problems the citrus industry
had to contend with this season have been diffi-,
cult to solve. The hurricane in October, the cold
snaps Feb. 1-2, drought and car shortage have
tantalized the minds of growers, packers and
shippers. In this vicinity, Britt, Hall and Southern
Fruit have closed while other packing houses are
operating part time,

35 years ago
Fire destroyed the recently redecorated Winter
Garden Lumber Company. More than 60 fire-
fighters from Winter Garden, Pine Hills and
Ocoee fought the raging inferno. Also heavily
damaged was the Florida Metalcraft Co. located
just south of the lumberyard.
Charles Hawthorne was elected president .of
the Winter Garden Lions Club. Other officers
included Jerry Carris, Dean Craig, Ernie Hawk,
Carl Patterson, Bob Ainsworth, Bob Hagen and


John Maiberg.

30 years ago
The Lakeview High School P.T.A. honored
four teachers Rod Reeves, Nancy Yuronis,
Joe Nigro and Joyce Banker in recognition of
their outstanding contributions to the students.

25 years
Publicizing the Dillard Street Elementary.
Spring Carnival was Charline Griffith dressed as
a clown and pictured with students Jimmy Crab-
tree, Joel Blitch, Will Gnass, Jody Elliott,.Tracy'
Austin and Alice Daly.
West Orange Countians had a good chuckle
over the Ocoee Commission's desire to secede
from Orange. County. While most Ocoee resi-
dents the Times heard, from didn't think it was
possible for a city to secede from the county, they
admitted it was a novel idea and if anyone could
do it, Ocoee could.

20 years ago
If April 20 was any indication of` the future,
every hundred years there will be a big bash in
Gotha. A parade, led by the Orlando Naval Train-
ing Center marching band, formed at Camp Ithiel .
and came down Hempel Avenue to the new park
and pavilion on Gotha Road where festivities
were held all day.
Holli Haeseker of Bay Hill, a junior at Lake-
view Junior High School, worked daily at the
state Capitol building during the. Legislature's
opening week as Rep. Bruce McEwan's messen-
ger.
Bryan Fitzgerald, music director of Winder-
mere Elementary School, accompanied the Win-
tones singing ensemble and the Winchimes Orff
ensemble to Music Education Day at the Capitol
in Tallahassee.


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A returning exhibitor, Melting Pot of Orlando, will feature its signature dessert at the 2005 West
Orange Best Fest. Last year, Melting Pot took home the award for Best Dessert.

3rd Annual West Orange Best Fest will help School Nurse Program


The West Orange Chamber of
Commerce recently announced
the return of its West Orange
Best Fest. The food-tasting and
business expo will be held
Thursday, May 12, at the Camp
Down Pavilion in Windermere
from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
This year, the Chamber will
donate $5 from each ticket sold
through *the schools to the
School Nurse Fund. School rep-
resentatives are asked to contact
the Chamber if they would like
to participate in the fund-raising
effort. '. .
S"This,.is a great, no-hassle
way to supplement this year's
School Nurse Fund or to get
ahead on next year," said Stina
D'Uva, Chamber president.
SCommunit) members are
invited to sample all-you-can-
eat culinary delights while get-
ting to know some of the area
businesses. More than 600 com-
munity members are expected
to attend the event.


Sponsors for the Best Fest
include Alarie Design Associ-
ates, BankFIRST, Keene's
Pointe, Main Street Realtors,
Veranda Partners, West Oaks
Mall, Southwest Orlando Bul-
letin, Orlando Business Jour-
nal, Lifestyle Publications and
The West Orange Times.
Exhibitors include Alarie
Design Associates, Amber Elec-
tric, BankFIRST, Bennigan's,
Big City Catering, Bistro Direct
by Fixations, Bistro Gourmet at
McDonald's, Cookies By
Design, Crystal Springs, Flo's
Taste of Soul Catering, Fruit of
the Vine, Hard Rock Caf6
Orlando, Health Central Garden
Grille, Honey Baked Ham,
House of Rentals, Keene's
Pointe, Lifestyles Publications,
Main Street Realtors, McCoy
Federal Credit Union, Melting
Pot of Orlando, Metro Bar &
Grill/Creative Concepts,
Mimi's Caf6, Orange County
Property Appraiser, Orlando


Business Journal, Orlando
Coca-Cola and P.F. Chang's
China Bistro.
Also, Plaudits!, STARS of
West Orange, Salt Island Chop-
house & Fish Market, Sam
Snead's Tavern, Shipyard
Brewing Company, Southwest
Orlando Bulletin, St. Germain
Chiropractic, Steak & Ale,
Stoneybrook West Country
Club, Fitness Studio of Orlan-
do/Acqua, Vineyard at Cas-
cades of Isleworth, Time Solu-
tions, Veranda Partners, Vines
Grille & Wine Bar, Washington
Mutual Bank, West Oaks Mall
and The West Orange Times.
Tickets are available for $26
and can be purchased at the
Chamber office at 1218 W.
Colonial Drive, Winter Garden.
One dollar of each ticket sold
will be donated to the West
Orange Chamber Scholarship
Fund.
For more information, call
407-656-1304.


Taylor earns Centurion
Producer award
Century 21 Elite Properties
has announced that Scott Taylor,
an Ocoee resident, recently
earned the Century 21 system's
Centurion Producer award. The
award honors Century 21 system
sales associates who earn more
than $185,000 in sales produc-
tion within a calendar year.
Taylor was presented with a
Centurion award statue and lapel
pin while being recognized
recently at the Century 21 sys-
tem's international convention.
Taylor was also recognized as
the top agent at Century 21 Elite
Properties at its annual awards
banquet.
Century 21 Elite Properties is
a full-service brokerage located
at 6700 Conroy Road, Suite 150.


10th Annual Business
Networking Picnic set
The Black Business Invest-
ment Fund (BBIF) is sponsor-
ing the 10th Annual Business
Networking Picnic on Friday,
April 29, at Camp Down Park,
3409 Maguire Road in Winder-
mere.
This event provides minority
entrepreneurs the opportunity to
interface with local corporate
and government executives in a
setting that provides food and
fun, yet is all about business. In
a. casual picnic setting, local
minority businesses will have
the opportunity to secure new
business opportunities.
A VIP network reception will
be held from 4-5 p.m., followed
by a picnic from 5-7:30 p.m.
The cost is $35 in advance,
$45 the day of the event. Booths
can be purchased for $100.
BBIF is a local and state-
funded organization that pro-
vides an array of services to
help minority businesses grow.
For more information, call 407-
649-4780 or visit www.bbif.
corn.


Transeastern Homes promotes

Reid to advertising coordinator


Transeastern Homes has
announced the promotion of
Jenni Reid from advertising
coordinator to corporate market-
ing manager for the company's
corporate sales and marketing
department. Reid will oversee
corporate communications,
advertising, events and public
relations.
Reid joined Transeastern
Homes as an advertising and
marketing assistant in 2004.
Within a few months, she was
promoted to coordinator. Now
she takes on the role of manager.
Reid holds a bachelor's degree
in communications from Florida
State University and a master's
degree in management from the
University of Central Florida.
"Jenni's background and
experience has consistently con-
tributed to the success of our Pri-
ority Launch Program and rapid
growth of the company," said
Joel Lazar, corporate vice presi-
dent of sales and marketing. "In
her new position, she will make
even more of an impact."
Transeastern Homes commu-


JENNI REID
nities in the Orange County area
include Victoria Pines, Savannah
Landings, Savannah Pines, Villa
Capri at MetroWest, Indepen-
dence, Windermere Ridge,
Mediterranea at Lake Butler
Sound, Weston Reserve, Westyn
Bay, Towns of Legacy Park and
townhomes at Westyn Bay and
Daniels Landing.


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Help-U-Sell opens real estate office


Help-U-Sell Real Estate,
4hich offers homebuyers and
sllers unbundlingg" as an alter-
nate to traditional: real estate
sales processes, has recently
opened an office in Ocoee.
With an industry teeming with
Internet and computer technolo-
gies, unbundlingg" the real
estate concept of offering menu-
driven, fee-for-services is
causing consumers to take a hard
look at the, way the whole real
estate sales process has tradi-
tionally been packaged.


CHANGE IN 1031
EXCHANGE RULES
For many years, one of the most
'popular "tax deferring" strategies for
Teal estate investors in selling one prop-
erty and acquiring another is the use of
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue
Code. It's an effective way to avoid (or
defer) paying income tax on capital
gain generated in the sale of a property
;when they intend to reinvest the pro-
ceeds in a similar, like-kind property.
',We should note that almost any. kind of
real property is considered "like-kind"
y. ith any other real property.
A recently enacted law closes what
was considered a loophole in the Sec-
tion 1031 rules. In some cases, owners
of investment real estate have used the
1031 Exchange to swap their invest-
ment property for real estate that can be
readily converted to an owner-occupied
residential property. After the
exchange, they convert the property
into their principal residence. They
often live in the property for a couple of
years, then sell it.
S Now the American Job Creation Act
nf 2004 has declared that properties
converted from a 1031 exchange prop-
er, into a'primary residence must be
held and used as a primary residence
for at least 5 years to qualify for the tax
exemption. However, the basic tax-
deferring benefits of 1031 exchanges
remain the same. Consult with your tax
accountant for more 'detailed informa-
tion. ,
If you would like to talk further
about buying or selling real estate,
please contact Libby Tomyn at Century
21 Professional Group, Call me on my
personal message line, (407) 570-0318.


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"In the past, the real estate
procedure can be likened to
going to a restaurant, ordering
an entr6e and then'gettinfg billed
for everything on the menu,"
said Julia Parsons of the new
Help-U-Sell office.
"Unbundling allows us to offer
consumers the services they
need and not have them pay for
services they don't need or want.
In this way, they can save thou-
sands of dollars and protect the
equity they've built in their
home."


Parsons added: "We -give
homebuyers and sellers the best
of both worlds. They can choose
the things they want to do, like
showing their own home, and
we back them up with profes-
sional services that they can't do
or choose not to do on their
own."
The new office is located at
11177 W. Colonial Drive and
will cover the Ocoee, Winter
Garden and Gotha areas.
For more information, call
407-905-2882.


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The Rev. Tom Rutherford introduces the 2 newest members of
the Messiah family, I-r: the newly baptized Mark McKenzie and
Sage Powers St. Denis; Amanda Powers, Sage's mother and
Mark's sponsor; and the Rev. Greer McBryde. Behind them is
the casket in which Mark was baptized by immersion in the
Church of the Messiah in Winter Garden. (Photo by Richard
McRae)

Casket is used for new life,
not death, in Messiah baptism


Most Episcopalians are accus-
tomed to seeing a covered casket
in front of the altar, but not usu-
ally for the Sunday services.
That's what greeted worshippers
at Church of the Messiah in
Winter Garden when they
arrived on a recent Sunday.
It wasn't until the sermon that
they learned the casket was not
there for a funeral; it was there
for a baptism.
Whenever an older child or
adult wants to be baptized,
Father Tom Rutherford offers
the option of immersion or pour-
ing.
Mark McKenzie was the first
candidate to choose immersion
by casket over a swimming pool,
lake or other church facility.
Why a casket? In seminary,
Rutherford heard a professor
describe a baptism in a Roman
Catholic Church with a casket
full of water "to symbolize
dying to the old self, being


buried with Christ in his death
and rising to new life in him."
When McKenzie chose that
method of baptism, Rutherford
had to find a casket. He called
his friends at two local funeral
homes, and Collison Carey
Hand/Woodlawn Cemetery gave
the church a casket. Rutherford
stripped out the padding,
installed a drain, built a pedestal,
tested it for leaks then got in to
test it himself.
The result was a glorious
experience for McKenzie. He
emerged from his baptism wet
from his immersion and wet
with tears of joy.
In his sermon, Father Tom
acknowledged that not everyone
would be comfortable with such
a baptism and he expected most
people would still choose to be
baptized by having water from
the font poured on their heads,
just as 3-year-old Sage Powers
St. Denis did that same morning.


Tackling spring cleaning
Winter Garden's Boy Scout Troop 210 contributed several
hours of service to the Heritage Museum during a spring-
cleaning effort. Taking a break in the yellow caboose in front
are Jonathan Singh, Brandon Singh, Cody Pevehouse,
Andrew Gooch, Boma Pokima and Dumo Pokima.


Do you have
Scout memorabilia?
The Winter Garden History
Center is planning an upcoming
exhibit on Scouting. Anyone
with stories about their experi-
ences with Boy Scouts or Girl
Scouts, or anyone with uniforms
or other Scouting memorabilia
can contact the center at 407-
656-3244.

Sign up for summer
camp at W.G. Rec
Register for the city of Winter
Garden summer camp continues
at the rec office, 1 Surprise
Drive, during normal office
hours. Summer camp is only
open to residents of Winter Gar-
den.
Children ages 5-13 are eligible
to attend camp (5-year-olds must
have completed kindergarten).
Camp is held Monday through
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
during the summer months.
Campers are involved in games,
sports, arts and crafts, field trips,
swimming, theme days and
more.
Cost is $60 per week for the
first child, $45 for the second
child and $30 for each addition.
Proof of residency is required at
the time of registration.
Call the rec office at 407-656-
4155 for more information.

Bowl-a-thon to help
cancer survivor
with medical bills
A benefit bowl-a-thon to raise
money for Jeanne Erlewein's
medical bills is this Saturday,
April 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. at
Carter Family Bowl. The com-
munity is invited to participate
by putting together a team. The
cost is $15 per person, and addi-
tional donations will be accept-
ed. Corporate lane sponsors are
$25.
For more information on the
bowl-a-thon, call Tammy at 407-
656-2000 or Lisa Lightsey at
407-656-8857.

City plans workshop
on rain barrels
The Winter Garden Utilities
Department is hosting a rain bar-
rel workshop this Saturday, April
23, from 10 a.m. to noon. The
city will provide all necessary
supplies and tools for partici-
pants to construct their own rain
barrel. The cost is $15, and resi-
dents can take their project home
that day.
The workshop will take place
in the Winter Garden Building
Department parking lot (Plant
Street and Highland Avenue).
Participants must have a Win-
ter Garden address. One rain bar-
rel per resident. Call Dennis
Jones at 407-654-2732 for more
information or stop by City Hall
to sign up.

Rec plans next
Lunch and Learn
Adults 50 and older are invited
to join the Winter Garden Recre-
ation Department for its next
Lunch and Learn, set for April
22. David Garcia will demon-
strate Tai Chi and discuss the
slow-moving exercise's many
health benefits.
The program will take place at
the recreation center at 127 S.
Boyd St. The rec will provide a
catered lunch. The event will run
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
is $3. Make reservations at 407-
656-4155. Seating is limited.

Phil, Stu, Tom
performing at J-R's
Th'e musical styles of Phil &
Stu & Tom will be featured Fri-.
day, April 29, from 7-9 p.m. in
front of J-R's Attic Door. The
gift shop/ice cream shop/wine-
and-coffee bar is at 28 W. Plant
St. in downtown Winter Garden.
For more information on the
outdoor concert, call J-R's at
407-877-0266.


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Sheena Monnin, Miss Manatee County, recently visited Betty Turner's Pre-K class at Tildenville
Elementary School to read the students a story. After decorating spring cookies with the class
as well, Monnin was in for a surprise. Four-year-old Mercedes Gully read a story out loud for'
the entire class. Monnin said she was impressed with the students' ability to read, count, rec-
ognize colors and say the 'Pledge of Allegiance.'


AARP to meet
The next meeting of the West
Orange AARP Chapter 3697 will
be held Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m.
at the Hyde Park clubhouse on
West Colonial Drive in Winter
Garden. All area seniors and visi-
tors are invited.
The final meeting for the sea-
son will be highlighted by a lun-
cheon June 6 at the Box Seat &
Sports Grill of the Diamond Play-
ers Club on Highway 50 in Cler-
mont.
For more information, call
President Mary Black at 407-656-
4813 or Vice President Esther
Braswell at 407-905-9802.

W.O. Library events
For information on programs
offered at the West Orange
Library, call 407-656-4582. The
library is at 1 E. Cypress St., Win-
ter Garden.
The library is displaying a
"Collections of Hearts" exhibition
by Bette Barkley displaying heart
boxes, framed art and collectibles
from England, Japan, India,
Afghanistan and Holland. The
display will remain until June 1.
"Seniors: Managing Rising
Medical Costs" will be offered
May 10 for seniors wanting infor-
mation on upcoming changes to
Medicare, taking control of
increasing costs and managing
premiums.
Several computer classes are
offered with a variety of days and
times to choose from.
Tiny Tales is presented
Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. to
infants from birth to 18 months.
Toddler Time is Wednesdays at
10:45 a.m. for children 18-36
months.
Storybook Fun for those ages 3-
5 is Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.


Spring is here
Heralding the arrival of spring are Bloom 'N' Grow Garden
Society members Joan Munroe, Bev Walker and Vada Vines
(from left) in their spring bonnets.


Bloom 'N' Grow Garden Society members enjoyed a recent
program on floral arranging from Edna Holzworth, marketing
and floral design instructor at Westside Tech. Admiring the
arrangements and getting additional tips from Holzworth are
Kay VanderLey (left) and Ann Wincey.


Brandon Singh at young leaders
conference in Washington, D.C.


Brandon Singh of Winter
Garden is in Washington,
D.C., this week attending the
Junior National Young Lead-
ers Conference with 200
other middle school students
from throughout the United
States.
Themed "The Legacy of
American Leadership," the
conference introduces young
people to the rich tradition of
leadership throughout Ameri-
can history while helping
them develop their own lead-
ership skills. Singh is partici-
pating in educational activi-
ties and presentations led by
individuals in high-level
positions, as well as young
people who exercise leader-
ship skills within their com-
munities.
The students are also rub-
bing elbows with elected
officials and key Congres-


sional staff members on
Capitol Hill and visiting his-
toric national landmarks,
including Colonial Williams-
burg.
"The aim of the Junior
National Young Leaders Con-
ference is to inspire students
like Brandon Singh to recog-
nize their own leadership
skills, measure their skills
against those of current and
former leaders and return
home with newfound confi-
dence in their ability to exer-
cise positive influence within
their communities," said
Mike Lasday, executive
director. of the Congressional
Youth Leadership Council,
which sponsors JrNYLC.
"Young people are not only
welcome in Washington,
D.C.; they actually keep this
city and our country run-
ning."


Rec plans trip
to Medieval Times
Adults 50 and older are
invited to join the Winter
Garden Recreation
Department for its
upcoming trip to
Medieval Times in
Kissimmee. Royal guests
can go back in time to
valiant knights on horse-
back and cheer their
knight to victory as he
competes in games of
skill and hand-to-hand
combat and selects his
queen.
The trip is May 12, and
the cost is $30.70 for city
residents, $32.70 for oth-
ers. This includes trans-
portation, admission, din-
ner and show. For more
information, call 407-
656-4155. Sign up at the
rec office, 1 Surprise
Drive.


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Thursday, April 21, 2005 The West Orange Times 7A


George Bekemeyer (center) with Health Central staff, I-r, Tessa Dillon, R.N.; Cardiac Rehab
Director Joyce Mcllroy, R.N.; Linda Harrell, cardio diagnostics; and Cardio Pulmonary Director
Stephen Rooks.

Bekemeyer is first graduate of Cardiac Rehab program


Winter Garden resident
George Bekemeyer was honored
as the first patient to graduate
from Health Central's high-tech
cardiac rehabilitation program,
which was instituted this year.
Cardiac patietits who have
suffered a heart attack, have sta-
ble angina or who have had
open-heart surgery might be
encouraged by their physicians
to participate in a cardiac reha-
bilitation program. Patients in


the Health Central program
learn to manage controllable risk
factors such as smoking and diet
and learn to control hyperten-
sion and diabetes.
They participate in a cus-
tomized exercise program man-
aged by a specially trained regis-
tered nurse utilizing state-of-
the-art portable heart monitors
and specialized software. A
referral from a physician is
required to enter the program.


Bekemeyer began cardiac
rehabilitation in the program
just 13 weeks ago, attending ses-
sions in the cardiac rehab lab at
Health Central three times a
week. Treadmills, stationary
bikes and a heart monitor
became part of his treatment. He
was presented with a certificate
and special plaque commemo-
rating his achievement as the
first patient to graduate from
this program.


West Orange High
Class of 1985
The West Orange High School
Class of 1985 is planning its 20-
year reunion for Labor Day
weekend, Sept. 2-3.
SClassmates are asked to e-mail
their information (full name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) to WestOr-
angel985@aol.com.

West Orange High
Class of 1995
The Class of 1995 at West
Orange High School is seeking
classmate information for an
Aug. 20 reunion. Information
(full name,- spouse's. name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) can be e-mailed to
WOCLASSOF95@aol.com.
Classmates can also check out
the Web site at http://home-
town.aol.com/woclassof95/Reun
ion.html and sign the guest book.


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N-S: 1: L. Dennis-B. Burch 2:
B. Cox-B. Ballenger 3: F. Litter-
H. Parker 4: J. Mitchell-J. Burch
5: J. and M. Lesnik; E-W: 1. D.
and J. Schweiger 2: V. Oberatis-
L. Hendry 3: M.J. and J. Dortu 4:
V. Parrish-M. Black 5: C. Bald-
win-R. Seidner.

Lakeview High
Class of 1965
The Class of 1965 at Lakeview
High School is holding its 40-
year reunion at the West Orange
Country Club this Saturday, April
23. Any class member interested
in attending should call Bobbie
Holland Joyce at 704-786-4383.


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Orange VFW to benefit Dale Higgins (back right). With them
are, I-r, Scott Brooks, president of the Men's Auxiliary, and
Janie Cardoza and Sandy Phillips of the Ladies Auxiliary.


VFW activities
'West Orange VFW Post 4305
and its Men's and Ladies auxil-
iaries held a successful benefit
for cancer survivor Dale Hig-
gins. Proceeds will help him
with medical expenses.
The post and auxiliaries thank
all the members who, donated
items for the benefit and thanks


Davis joins VCC
honor society
Deanna Nicole Davis has been
inducted into the Chi Epsilon
Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at
Valencia Community College.
Davis, who is from Los Angeles
and is majoring in psychology, is
the daughter of Rosemary Davis'
of Winter Garden.
Established in 1918 by two-
year college presidents, Phi
Theta Kappa is the oldest and
most prestigious honor society
serving two-year colleges around
the world. The society serves to
recognize and encourage the aca-
demic achievement of two-year
college students and provide
opportunities for individual
growth and development through
honors, "leadership and service
programming.


Ice cream social
planned for relief
elementary school

The Tildenville/Lake Whitney
Relief Elementary School is
sponsoring an ice cream social
for students'and parents who
want to meet some of the teach-
ers and staff for the new school.
The event is May 3 from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. at the West Orange
Ninth Grade Center, 1625 S.
Beulah Road inWinter Garden.
Registration will be available
for incoming kindergartners, stu-
dents in the school zone and
those not currently registered at
Tildenville or Lake Whitney.
For more information, call
407-877-8888, Ext. 313. The
temporary office is in Room 915
at Lake Whitney Elementary.


the following business donors:
Ponkan Pines Nursery, Apopka;
Kim's Cabbage Patch, Cler-
mont; New Nursery and Bay-
wood Nurseries, both of Ply-
mouth; Knox Nursery, Orlando;
Dana-Lynn Nursery, Zellwood;
and Shaw's Flowers & Gifts,
Winter Garden.


Gillen named
student scholar
Daniel Joseph Gillen Jr. of
Winter Garden has been named a
student scholar at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the Ris-
ing Scholars Convocation held
April 17, Gillen was honored as
a high scholar for having a
cumulative GPA of at least 3.6
but less than 4.0.
Gillen is a senior majoring in
nursing.


Yard sale prc

couple on hc
Emily Smith and Jimmy
Justice aren't getting married
for nearly a year, but they
already have their hearts set
on their honeymoon destina-
tion: Martha's Vineyard.
To help pay for that trip to
Massachusetts, the couple is
holding a garage sale this Sat-
urday, April 23, from 7 a.m. to
2 p.m. at her parents' home at
446 N. Main St. in Winter
Garden.
Family members and
friends from the First Presby-
terian Church of Oakland
have been gracious in donat-
ing items for the sale. His
mother bought a new living
,room set and gave the
engaged couple her old furni-
ture to sell. There's a comput-


)fits sending

neymoon
er table and "tons of clothes"
too, Smith said.
"The money raised will go
toward our honeymoon and
starting our life together," she
said. "It could help us with a
down payment for a house,
also."
The couple wants to live in
Winter Garden or Oakland
after their March 17 wedding.
Emily, 22, and Jimmy, 24,
have been dating for five
years. They are both graduates
of West Orange High School,
he in 1999, she in 2000.
Some of their friends are
*getting married soon, too, and
are considering holding a sim-
ilar sale. If Emily and Jimmy
are successful this Saturday,
That is.


Francis Dunegan served as a 2nd lieutenant in the United
States Army. The Winter Garden History Center has a military
exhibit on display, and included are a photo of Dunegan in
1943 and a copy of a telegraph sent to his late wife, Audrey,
informing her that he had been wounded in action on June 30,
1944, in France.


World War II veteran

visits History Center


Francis "Frank" Dunegan of
Winter Garden paid a visit to the
Winter Garden History Center's
military exhibit recently and
shared stories of his experience in
the United States Army.
The World War II veteran was
a member of the Army Rangers
and landed on the beaches of
Normandy in the D-Day invasion
of France.
Dunegan still has the Western
Union Telegram that was sent to


his late wife, Audrey, in 1944.
The telegram reads: "Regret to
inform you your husband Second
Lieutenant Francis Dunegan was
seriously wounded in action thir-
ty June in France."
He spent more than a year.in
hospitals in Europe before return-
ing to Winter Garden, where he
and Audrey raised their family.
Dunegan was awarded a Purple
Heart for his service in the mili-
tary.


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8A The West Orange Times Thursday, April 21, 2005


Disney's Helpi
From providing nutritious
meals for children four days a
week to teaching teen girls char-
acter development, volunteerism
and healthy decision-making, 27
non-profit organizations that
serve Orange County are plan-
ning to make dreams come true
with the help of Disney's Help-
ing Kids Shine Grants.
The recipients of the 2005
grants were announced recently
in front of Cinderella Castle at
the Magic Kingdom.
In total, Walt Disney World
Company awarded $600,000 in
grants to 35 Central Florida non-
profit organizations. The grants
were awarded to organizations
whose efforts are grounded in
one or more of the four plat-
forms identified by Disney-
Hand-Helping Kids Shine to
build better futures for children:
connecting with adults, con-
structive use of free time, char-
acter development and compas-
sion.
"It is a privilege for Walt Dis-
ney World to support-our com-
munity organizations that
demonstrate such a deep dedica-
tion to improving the lives of
children in Central Florida," sad
Diane Ledder, director of com-
munity relations for Walt Disney
World Company.
Tw6 organizations that serve
Orange County received awards
named for former Disney execu-
tives who have made significant
contributions to the community.
The Bob Alien Outstanding
Communir Service Award hon-
ors the late Bob Allen, who start-
ed his career at Disneyland in
1955 and ended his tenure with a
decade-long stint as vice presi-
dent of Walt Disney World
Resort.
After his death in 1987,
Allen's family formed an
endowment fund that assists
local social service. en iron-
mental and humanitarian organi-
zations. This \ear, the Bo\s and
Girls Clubs of Central Flonda
received the $50,0010 grant,
\which will be used to.rteach
young teens decision-makiig
skills and responsibility through
volunteer programs, fund-rais-
ing and other self-confidence
building programs.
The Dianna Morgan Chil-
dren's Champion AWard is in!
honor of Dianna Morgan, a chil-
dren's advocate who forged rela-
tionships among Disney, com-
munity members and leaders
throughout Florida during her
30-year career w ith the compa-
ny.
This $48,500 award was pre-
sented to BETA. Center, which
plans to develop and implement
drama, visual arts and other
expressive arts activities that
parents jnd children can experi-
ence together to build skills and
attachment.
Other recipients serving
Orange Count' include Second
Harvest Food Bank of Central
Florida ($44.400). Make-A-
Wish of Central Florida
($42.0001. Justice and Peace
Office i$35.000)i, Office of
Farm\ orker Ministry ($30,000),
PACE Center for Girls
($26,000), Foundation for
Orange County Public Schools
($25,000), Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters of Central Florida
($20,000), American Red Cross
of Central Florida ($20,000) and
Children's Home Society, Cen-
tral Florida Division ($19,200).
Also, Healthy Community
Initiative of Greater Orlando
($18,800), Weekends of Greater
Orlando ($18,000), Christian
Service Center for Central Flori-
da ($16,300), Junior Achieve-
ment of Central Florida
($14,400), Camp Boggy Creek
($13,000), Restore Orlando
($12,500), Hispanic Resource
Link ($11,000), People's The-
atre ($10,300), Crealde School
of Art ($10,000), PRIDE Part-
nerships of Polk County
($8,700) and Holocaust Memor-
ial Resource and Education Cen-
ter of Central Florida ($8,400).
Also, Epilepsy Association of
Central Florida ($8,000),
MicheLee Puppets ($7,400),
Orlando Neighborhood
Improvement Corporation
($7,000), Orlando Day Nursery
Association ($6,000) and Histor-


ical Society of Central Florida
($4,800).
Each year, Walt Disney World
Company mails grant applica-
tions. to non-profits throughout
Central Florida. This year, the
company -received 178 applica-
tions. The grant recipients were
chosen by a panel of judges
made up of Central Florida com-
munity leaders and Walt Disne\
World cast members.
Formerdl known as the Com-
munity Service A ards. the pro-
gram was renamed in 2002 to
reflect the company's communi-
ti focus on building better


ng Kids Shine Grants total $600,000 this year
futures for children. Since 1972, zations through the program. Cast members also volunteered
Walt Disney World Company In 2004 alone, Disney donated more than 185,000 hours to ben-
has awarded more than $7.5 mil- $24.7 million in cash and in- efit local non-profit organiza-
lion to benefit non-profit organi- kind support to the community. tions.


Walt Disney World President Al Weiss and iDianna Morgan recently presented the Dianna Mor-
gan Children's Champion Award to BETA Center Inc. Development Director Ken Crawford. The
$48,000 gift was given as part of Disney's 'Helping Kids Shine' Grants Program. BETA Center is
1 of 27 non-profit organizations serving Orange County to receive a grant. In total, the Walt Dis-.
ney World Company awarded $600,000 to 35 Central Florida groups committed to positively
impacting children.


Registration underway for

Woodlands summer camps


Registration is underway
for summer camp at Wood-
lands Lutheran School and
Woodlands Lutheran Camp
in Montverde.
Younger campers (ages 3-
7) will enjoy a day filled with
Bible stories, water fun, story
time, swimming, music and
computer fun and rest time at
Woodlands Lutheran School.
Older children (ages 8-10)
have a choice. They can join
Woodlands Lutheran School
for Bible study, water fun,
swimming, games, tourna-
ments, sports, music and
computer fun, or they can
participate in the Woodlands
Lutheran Camp summer pro-
gram.
Woodlands Lutheran
Camp is the place for pre-
teens and teens (ages 11-15)
looking for a change of pace.
The Leadership Camp's
ropes course, with its 40-foot
climbing wall, zip line and
other challenges, is exciting
and \ ill hone teamwork and
leadership skills.,
The Horsemanship Camp
will offer daily riding.


lessons, a trail ride, barn
school and barn chores, all
supervised by certified riding
instructors. Afternoons will
be filled with choices like
canoeing, swimming, sports,
crafts, worship and Bible
studies.
For those who don't want
to climb or ride, there is Vari-
ety Camp, with a lot of choic-
es of activities.
Summer camp at Wood-
lands Lutheran School is a
day camp only. Summer
camp at Woodlands Lutheran
Camp can be day camp or
overnight camp. Campers
staying overnight need to
bring chaperones with them.
For information and to 'reg-
ister for summer camp at
Woodlands Lutheran School
(ages 3-10) call 407-469-
3355 or 407-469-2525.
For information and to reg-
ister for summer camp at
Woodlands Lutheran Camp
(day camp or overnight camp
for ages 8-15), visit the Web
site at www.Woodland-
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 The West Orange Times 9A


Survivors, teams, individuals recognized at Relay For Life


A number of awards were given to individuals and teams at the
close of the April 8-9 West Orange Relay For Life.
Campsite awards were given to Lake Whitney Elementary, first
place for its New York City lighted cityscape; Oakland Avenue
Charter School, second place for its Mardi Gras decorations; and
Crawford Tire, third place for its big red barn and array of plants.
Crawford Tire also won the award for best overall campsite appear-
ance.
Frangus Elementary received the honor for most creative repre-
sentation of this year's theme, "Celebrating 20 Years of Relay For
Life." Team members decorated cardboard figures with T-shirts
from previous West Orange Relays.
Best costume went to Oakland Avenue Charter.


Thornebrooke Elementary was voted the most educational camp-
site.
The Spirit Award was given to Centre For Dance & the Perform-
ing Arts, which also won the Carol Shuler Memorial Golden Mop
Award (and $100 for the team's 2006 Relay registration fee).
Purple Joe won the scavenger hunt, and Tyler Reed and Tyler Best
won the pie-eating contest.
Star Supporters are Relay participants who raised more than
$1,500 individually and received a Star Supporter T-shirt. Last year
there were nine; this year there are 19. They are: Melissa Albrecht,
Mona Best, Tim Best, Toby Best, Nettie Brown, Bob Burke, Mar-
garet Crawford, Teresa Crawford, Karen Dodge, Mary Edmonds,
Judy Kirkland, Sheila Knight, Mary Ann Lattner, Meme Reeher,


Matt Riley, Linda Simmons, Susan Sullivan, Sherry Wise and Bev-
erly Workman.
The top five fund-raising teams were Crawford Tire with
$38,849.25, First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden with
$10,071.88, Lake Whitney Elementary with $9,959.40, Florida Auto
Auction with $9,877.57 and Windermere Elementary with $8,413.
The top five fund-raising individuals were Sherry Wise with
$8,977.83, Matt Riley with $5,401, Meme Reeher with $2,712, Toby
Best with $2,494.50 and Melissa Albrecht with $2,386.59.
Also honored were all the survivors who participated (and a few
who were too sick to attend). There were 183 survivors, and all
received medallions on purple ribbons, donated a second year by
Bill Harrison of Winter Garden, also a cancer survivor.


The Crawford Tire team won the award for raising the most money for the April 8-9 West
Orange Relay For Life at West Orange High School. Team members received a plaque, which The West Orange Relay team from the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden has
is theirs to keep, and the coveted revolving Relay Cup, which stays with them for a year before about 80 cookie cutters left over from the April 8-9 event. The cookie cutters are in the shape
being handed over to next year's top fund-raising team. of an awareness ribbon (in this case,-breast cancer awareness) and come with information on
breast care and a recipe for sugar cookies. They are available at Downtown Brown's and the
church (125 N. Lakeview Ave.). The cost is $5, which will be donated to the American Cancer
Society.


Visit downtown
W.G. museums
Downtown Winter Garden has
several museums honoring the
city's- history. The Winter Gar-
den Heritage Museum is at 1 N.
Main St. There is no admission.
For information or to schedule a
tour for large groups, call 407-
656-5544.
The Winter Garden History
Center is downtown on West
Plant Street. For information,.
call 407-656-3244.
L The Central Florida Railroad
Museum is at 101 S. Boyd St.
For information, call 407-656-
0559.


Hold your event
at Tanner Hall
Tanner Hall on Lake Apopka is
available for rental for events on
weekends and weekdays. For
details,' call Newton Park Facili-
ties at 407-656-1252. The Tanner
is at 29 W. Garden Ave.

Alzheimer's caregiver
support groups
The Greater Orlando
Alzheimer's Association sponsors
two caregiver support groups in
Winter Garden. They take place at
Golden Pond Communities, 404
Iakeview Road (407-654-7217)
and Beverly Healthcare, 15204 W.
Colonial Drive (407-877-2394).


CITY OF WINTER GARDEN,
FLORIDA
NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT,
REZONING, AND LAND USE
CHANGE
"**Note change of venue to Tanner Hall, 28 W. Garden Ave, Winter Garden"*
ON APRIL 28, 2005, AND AGAIN ON MAY 12, 2005, THE CITY COMMISSION OF WINTER
GARDEN, FLORIDA, PROPOSES TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES:
ORDINANCE 05-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER GARDEN. FLORIDA. AMENDING THE
WINTER GARDEN COMPREHNESjVE GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN TO ALLOW
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPEN AIR MALL ON THAT CERTAIN REAL
PROPERTY GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS 174.8 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED
NORTH OF THE WESTERN BELTWAY AND EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 535 AND,
GENERALLY KNOWN AS THE FOWLER PROPERTY BY SPECIFICALLY AMEND-
ING POLICY 1.3 OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT BY INCLUDING A "BELT-
WAY CENTER" LAND USE CATEGORY; AND AMENDING OBJECTIVE 3 OF THE
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT BY ESTABLISHING A POLICY IDENTIFYING
PROPORTIONAL SHARE CONTRIBUTION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVE-
MENTS REQUIRED BY A DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT; AND AMEND-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY CHANGINGTHE LAND USE DESIGNATION
'OF THE AFORESAID REAL PROPERTY GENERALLY KNOWN AS THE FOWLER
PROPERTY FROM WINTER GARDEN LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND CON-
SERVATION OVERLAY TO CITY BELTWAY CENTER WITH A CITY CONSERVATION
OVERLAY; AND REVISING POLICY 9.3.2.4 OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT
BY CHANGING THE DESIGNATION OF THE FOWLER PROPERTY TO BELTWAY
CENTER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. (Fowler Comp Plan Amendment)
This Comprehensive plan amendment will change the land use of the properties iden-
Stified on the map below

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ORDINANCE 05-24
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA, REZONING CER-
TAIN REAL PROPERTY GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS 174.8 ACRES OF LAND
LOCATED NORTH OF THE WESTERN BELTWAY AND EAST OF COUNTY ROAD
535, GENERALLY KNOWN AS THE FOWLER PROPERTY, FROM CITY R-1 TO CITY
PCD; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN PCD REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR ANr EFFECTIVE DATE (Winter Garden Villages at
Fowler Groves PCD).
ORDINANCE 05-22
AN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITY OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE
DEVELOPMENT ORDER OF THE WINTER GARDEN VILLAGE AT FOWLER
GROVES DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT, CONSISTING OF APPROXI-
MATELY 174.8 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED NORTH OF THE WESTERN BELTWAY
AND EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 535; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. (Fowler Groves DO)
Public hearings to consider the adoption these ordinances will be held by the City Commission on
April 28, 2005 and again on May 12, 2005. Both public hearings will be held at 6:30 pm at Tan-
ner Hall, located at 28 West Garden Avenue, Winter Garden, Florida.
The ordinances may be inspected by the public between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. at the
Winter Garden City Hall or by contacting Kelly Randall at (407) 656-4111 (ext. 2275) for more
information. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard regarding this ordi-
nance. Any persons wishing to appeal a decision of the City Commission should ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. Written comments will be accepted before or
at the public hearing. Any persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should
submit a written request to the City Clerk, 251 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787 or phone
(407) 656-4111, ext. 2254 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.









10A The West Orange Times Thursday, April 21, 2005


Ocoee


Used auto dealer Steve Marbais isn't just nostalgic for classic cars, he has become fond of
classic auto signs that now cover his Ocoee business,

Local auto dealer named state president again


For the second time in five
years, Steve Marbais has been
named president of the Florida
Independent Auto Dealers Asso-
ciation.
Marbais, an Ocoee resident,
has been active with the associa-
tion because he's interested in
respect. "We need to continually
better our image," Marbais said,
talking about the negative stereo-
types of some used car dealers.
Since starting his business in
1986 with $3,500; a 1973 Ford
truck and.the encouragement of
his father, Marbais has been
working towards that respect.
He's active with the Ocoee
Rotary Club and the Cub Scouts
and as a sponsor to many local


sports programs. He is proud to
say, "Sixty percent of our sales
are repeat sales."-
Being in the car'business for
Marbais is like being a kid in a
candy store. "We bought it so we
could mess around with cars," he
said.
Marbais now boasts a car col-
lection that includes a 1960
Studebaker Lark two-door sedan,
a 1960 black-and-red LeSabre, a
1966 Plymouth Sport Fury, a
1958 Chevy Apache panal truck
and a 1972 Gran Torino Sport
with a 351 Cobrajet engine. He
also owns a 1939 Chevrolet pick-
up that still bears "Oswald's
Mills," a feed store from
Pennslyvania.


Marbais isn't only happy with
the cars he collects, he also gets
satisfaction from the cars and
trucks he sells. After customers
complete their payments Marbais
gives them a second set of keys
and a gray and red "Marbais" T-
shirt. "It really pleases me to see
people wearing our shirts if I'm
out shopping or going some-
where," Marbais said.
"I'm the luckiest guy in the
world because I love what I do,"
he added. And now, serving as
president of the association
again, he can work to make the
industry he loves better.
Marbais Enterprises is located
on North Lakewood Ave. in
Ocoee.


April 29 is deadline for city of Ocoee grants


Applications are currently
being accepted for the spring
cycle of the City of Ocoee
Community Merit Awards Pro-.
gram, and the deadline to apply
for grants of up to $500 is Fri-
day, April 29.
The Community Merit
Awards are financial grants
made to non-profit organiza-
tions, such as schools and ser-
vice organizations, whose
members include Ocoee resi-
dents and business people. The
grants are made to acknowl-
edge excellence and to further
the benefits these local organi-
zations bring to the Ocoee com-
munity.


The applications are
reviewed and ranked by the
Merit Awards Review Board; a
group of Ocoee residents point-
ed by the City Commission.
This board makes a recommen-
dation to the commission on
,which applications to fund. The
commission makes the final
decision.
\ Applications are available on
tl city's Web site at
www.ci.ocoee.fl.us or at the
City Hall reception desk. Com-
pleted applications should be,
mailed or dropped at City Hall,
addressed to the attention of the
Community Relations Divi-
sion. Applications can also be
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requested by mail by calling
407-905-3109 and leaving your
name and address.
For this first grant cycle, a
total of $5,000 is available. The
maximum grant award is $500.
The next grant cycle (there are
two each year) will open Nov.
1.
Organizations may apply for
grants during both funding
cycles each year; however, only
Sone application per organiza-
;tion, per cycle, will be accept-
ed.
For more information on the
Community Merit Awards Pro-
gram, contact Nancy Cox at
407-905-3109.


Ocoee High School is hold-
ing a Dance Department audi-
tion information meeting this
SMonday, April 25, from 5-7
p.m. in the Westside Tech
media center.
Auditions for dance class
placement, spring dance com-
pany and the dance team that
will perform at football games
will be held at Ocoee Middle
School on Wednesday, April
27, and Thursday, April 28,
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and on
Friday, April 29 (a school holi-
day), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All those auditioning need to
wear all black, preferably black
leotards with black jazz pants,
with shoes (jazz sneakers, jazz
flats, ballet shoes or tennis
shoes that the students can


Ocoee police officers sworn in
Ocoee Police Chief Steve Goclon recently swore in 2 new officers: Officer William Richardson


(left) and Officer Dewey Mullan.


Reminder of garbage
route changes
With the addition of a new
garbage route in Ocoee, many
customers will have changes in
their collection days. These
changes will take place May 2.
For more information, call
407-905-3170 or check the city's
Web site at www.ci.ocoee.fl.us.


Car wash Saturday
Boy Scout Troop 198 of Ocoee
will hold a car wash for dona-
tions this Saturday, April 23,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Long
John Silver's parking lot on West
Colonial Drive.
All proceeds will be used to
help send the Scouts to summer
camp. For more information or
to make a donation, call Fran at
407-877-6568.


Scouts to hold
annual yard sale
Boy Scout Troop 198 in
Ocoee will hold its annual yard
sale April 29 through May 1 at
the Ocoee Lion's Club near
downtown Ocoee. The sale
starts at 8 a.m. each day and
will end at 3 p.m.
All proceeds will help pay
for the Scouts to attend summer
camp in June at Camp Loll
along with four days touring
Yellowstone National Park.
During their tour of the park,
the boys will go whitewater
rafting down the Snake River,
mountain climb in the Grand
Tetons and hike through some
of Yellowstone's majestic
mountains.
The troop is still accepting
donations of any kind for this
yard sale. Call Fran at 407-877-
6568 to set up.a pick up time or
to have any questions
answered.


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The city of Ocoee is the proud recipient of an $18,000 grant
check from the St. Johns River Water Management District..
This grant will be used to produce a new landscape makeover
show that will air on the city's government access channel,
OGTV-Channel 10. The show will feature a reality-show for-
mat, such as'Curb Appeal.'The city tentatively plans to launch
the first show in June. At the check presentation are (l-r) Mayor
Scott Vandergrift, St. Johns River Water Management repre-
sentative Shannon Joyce and Tonya Elliott, the city's multime-
dia/community events coordinator.


Spring Fling set at


Ocoee Elementary


Ocoee Elementary will have mance, a live deejay, a cake|
its annual Spring Fling on Sat- walk, bowling, sack races and a
urday, April 23, from noon to 4 silent auction (featuring .a hotp
p.m. There will be face paint- air balloon ride).
ing, rides, games, crafts, food, The community is invited to,
firefighters' puppet show, this special event.
Escape School, an OES talent The school is located at 400i
show, .a dance studio perfor- S. Lakewood Ave.


West Orange Seniors to hold annual picnic
The West Orange Senior Citi- new chef."
zens' annual picnic is planned Following lunch, the members:
for Thursday, April 21, at noon took a tour of the new Ocoee!
at Vignetti Recreation Center. Main Fire Station on South Blu-l
The rec department is furnishing ford Avenue, a tour led by Lt.
hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, Ben Buckner.
plates and utensils, and members "Everybody should take that'
are asked to bring side dishes, tour," said Fran. "That building;
chips or desserts. is really worth seeing."
Entertainment will be provid- The final activity of the day
ed by Fran's One-Man Band. for the members was a craft ses-j
Last Thursday, 10 West sion at Vignetti Recreation Cen-'
Orange Seniors met for lunch at ter in Ocoee.
Red Lobster on West Colonial The club offers prayers for'
Drive. "It was a very good three fellow members: Rose
lunch," said Frances Watts, club Wills, Sophie Warren and Quin-
president. "They must have a ton Roberts.


Veterans reps
Thursday in Ocoee
The American Legion Post 109
of Ocoee will have a representa-
tive in Ocoee City Hall each
Thursday to provide claim initia-
tion assistance for Orange Coun-
ty residents who may be entitled
to receive veteran-related federal
and state entitlements. For more
information, call 407-905-3100.


West Orange High
Class of 1985
The West Orange High School
Class of 1985 is planning its 20-,
year reunion for Labor Day,
weekend, Sept. 2-3.
Classmates are asked to e- mail
their information (full name,'
address, phone number'and e-'
mail address) to WestOr-,
angel985@aol.com.
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move well in) and hair pulled
back (half-way up or all up).
Those without dance clothes
can wear a fitted black tank or
T-shirt (with no designs), black
shorts, capris, sweat pants or
workout pants (with no buttons
or zippers). What will not be
allowed: no denim, no
extremely baggy clothing, no
large chunky jewelry and no
sandals.
More detailed information
will be given at the audition
information meeting on Mon-
day. The dancer audition infor-
mation form (which needs to
be completed before arriving at
this meeting is scheduled to be
available for download from
the school's Web site this
week.


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Freedom from
Smoking
Freedom from Smoking, an
Seight-week series held every
Tuesday at Health Central in
S Ocoee from 7-10 p.m. For fees,
additional and reservations, call
407-296-1495.

Chair exercises
Health Central sponsors free
chair exercises at the West Oaks
Mall in the food court to improve
flexibility, range of motion and
balance. For more information,
call 407-296-1398.

Better Breathers
SBetter Breathers, a support
group for those with chronic
obstructive pulmonary diseases
(such as asthma and emphyse-
ma), meets the second Tuesday
of every other month in the Glea-
son Room at Health Central from
1-3 p.m. on April 12 and June 14.
For additional information, call
Leslie Schero at 407-296-1595.

Overeaters
Anonymous
Support Group
The Overeaters Anonymous
SSupport Group meets every
Thursday of each month in the
Gleason Room at Health Central
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more
information, call Barbara Lind-
sey at 407-877-3732 or (cell)
407-590-0196.

Heart Helpers
Support Group
The Heart Helpers Support
Group, which is for anyone with
S cardiac problems, meets the sec-
o nd Tuesday of every other
month in:the Gleason Room at
Health Central from 1-3 p.m. The
next meeting will be held May
1:0. For more information, call
Joyce McIlroy at 407-296-1599.

Low-Impact Aerobics
Health Central Wellness is
offering a co-ed class in low-
impact aerobics every Monday
and Thursday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. For fees and additional
information, call Health Central
Wellness at 407-296-1398.

Jazzercise classes
Jazzercise classes are held on
Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at Health Central
Park in Winter Garden. For more
information, call Patty at 407-
876-0925.


Diabetes Support
Group
Health Central's Diabetes Sup-
port Group meets the last Friday
of every month in the Education
Conference Room on the fourth
floor from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The
upcoming meetings will be held
April 29, May 27 and June 24.
For more information, call Patri-
cia Yakima at 407-296-1447.

One-on-one personal
training offered
At the Wellness Center at
Health Central, one-on-one fit-
ness training with a certified per-
sonal trainer is offered. The
training includes a body and fit-
ness analysis, as well as basic
nutritional counseling. Diets and
exercises are specifically tailored
to each individual's needs.
For fees, schedules and addi-
tional information, call Health
Central Wellness at 407-296-
1398.

Step aerobics
Step aerobics, including cardio
and strength training, is offered
at Health Central Wellness. Par-
ticipants should be able to climb
a flight of stairs without being
short of breath. The classes are
held every Tuesday and Thurs-
day at Health Central from 4:30-
5:30 p.m.
For fees, schedules and addi-
tional information, call Health
Central Wellness at 407-296-
1398.

Tai chi classes
Tai chi, a program designed to
improve flexibility, strength and
balance, is offered in the Health
Central Park auditorium every
Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per
calendar month, to be paid to the
instructor. Fees are due the first
Tuesday of each month, and new
students are accepted the first
Tuesday of each month. Pre-reg-
istration is required. For more
information, call David Garcia at
407-654-1388.

Computer basics
The West Oaks Library in
Ocoee will offer a class on com-
puter basics on Wednesday, April
20, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday,
April 30, at 11 a.m. Registration
is required.
For more information on this
and other library programs, call
Community Relations at 407-
835-7480.


Ocoee High needs
Lego blocks
Ocoee High Principal Mike
Armbruster is asking the com-
munity to donate Lego blocks
needed for science classes. If you
have any Legos around the house
that are no longer needed, you
can drop them off at the school's
temporary office in Portable P at
Westside Tech on Story Road in
Winter Garden or call the princi-
pal at 407-905-2023 or e-mail
him at armbrum@ocps.net to
have the blocks picked up.

Stretch and flex
Stretch and flex is a program
designed to improve both flexi-
bility and strength for anyone 50
and over who wants to got to the
next level from chair exercises. It
is offered at Health Central every
Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Class
participation is limited, and the
cost is $20 per calendar month to
be paid to the instructor. Fees are
due the first Tuesday of each
month. Reservations are
required. Call 407-296-1398.

Health Central Walkers
at West Oaks Mall
Health Central Walkers is a
free walking program at the West
Oaks Mall in Ocoee. Participants
may join the program Monday
through Friday from 7-10 a.m.
Once they are registered walk-
ers, they may walk at any time
during mall hours. Participants
log the amount of miles they
walk and will earn prizes as they
accumulate mileage.
For more information, call
Health Central Wellness at 407-
296-1398.

Water aerobics
at Ocoee Family
Aquatic Center
Splash into fitness this sum-
mer at the Ocoee Family Aquatic
Center with water aerobics.
Classes will be taught by certi-
fied group exercise instructor
Joslyn O'Connor, M.S., of Body-
genesis. Classes will be held
Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m.
beginning June 4.
Those interested in participat-
ing are asked to pre-register by
coming to the Jim Beech Recre-
ation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims
Road, to pick up registration
materials. For more information,
call Sharon Jacoby at 407-905-
3100, Ext. 9-5004.


A view of Ocoee High from the roof
This photo was taken recently from one of the roofs of Ocoee High School looking into the
courtyard. According to Principal Mike Armbruster, 'The school is moving along quickly, and the
readiness of different areas is evident everyday.'The community is invited to an open house on
Saturday, July 30, to tour the completed facility..


Kane's holds ribbon-cutting ceremony
The West Orange Chamber Ambassadors came out in full force for the ribbon-cutting ceremo-
ny of Kane's Furniture Store located at 3410 Starke Drive in Ocoee. Cutting the opening ribbon
are (I-r) ambassadors Jerry VanDyke, the Rev. Tom Rutherford and Chesta Hembrooke, Kane's
Vice President of Operations Barbara Brothers, ambassadors Pat Gleason and Dorcas Dillard,
Chamber President Stina D'Uva, Senior Vice President of Sales Steve Giordano, CEO Irwin
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Windermere


New plants added to Gotha medians
Above, Gotha residents recently joined workers from the
Orange County Streetscape division to install plants in the 8
median islands completed last summer to slow traffic. Pictured
with the Orange County workers are District 1 Commissioner
Teresa Jacobs, Ralph Chabot, Denzel Simmons, Cam Wery,
Kurt Ardaman, Karson Ardaman (kneeling) and Bill Warner.
Below, the group gets involved in installing the plants.


Go Red For Women
Luncheon May 3
The American Heart Associ-
ation will hold its annual Go
Red For Women Luncheon
Tuesday, May 3, from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at
McCormick and Schmick's at
the Millenia Mall. This is an
opportunity to learn more
about women's heart health
and enjoy an afternoon of food,
music and fashion.
Proceeds from the event will
benefit the American Heart
Association's mission to
reduce disability and death
from cardiovascular disease
and stroke. Jane Hames is the
chairwoman.
Tickets are $50 per person
and must be purchased by April
29.
For more information or a
reservation, call the AHA at
407-843-1330.


Open gym for adult
co-ed volleyball
First Baptist Church in Win-
dermere is sponsoring an open
gym for advanced adult co-ed
volleyball. Area residents are
invited to stop by the gym any-
time between 7-9 p.m. on Thurs-
days. The open gym season
begins April 21 and continues
through June 9. Spiking will be
permitted.
The church is located at 300
Main St. in Windermere.
For more information, call
Tom Burnett at 407-876-2425.


Photo by Gene Murphy
Rotary welcomes guests.from Orange Co. Public Schools
The Windermere Rotary Club welcomed a guest speaker from Orange County Public Schools
to its meeting April 12. Pictured (l-r) are Ronald Blocker, superintendent of OCPS: Chain of
Lakes Middle School teacher Molly Malloy; Fotary President Glyn Griffis; Dr. Patrick Herron,
OCPS' chief facilities officer; and Rotarian Duane Lewis.


Olympia baseball and softball boosters raise funds for new locker room
Olympia High baseball and softball boosters recently held a wine and cheese fund-raiserfor a
new locker room facility for the teams. The benefit took place Saturday at the Butler Sounr
home of Phil and Julia.Carter. Pictured are committee members (1-r)Vivian Hennessey, Amy
Goodman, Julia Carter, Leslie Steele, Margaret Beaudrault and Cheryl Miller who organized
the party and silent auction. Not pictured is Carol Willard. The event raised more than $30,000
toward the cost of the new locker rooms. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner was a special guest at the party
and spoke about the dedication of the United States troops in the Gulf region.


Windermere Prep presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Windermere Preparatory School is gearing up to present its,1st fully staged musical produc-
tion. The school's 7th- through 9th-graders will perform 'Guys.and Dolls' next Wednesday, April
27, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 102. Leading the rehearsal of the song,
'Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat,' are Joey Stevens (center front) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson
with Olivia Salas as Mary Cartwright (to the left; behind him) and other members f the WPS
Musical Theatre Elective Class. Tickets are free but seats are limited. For reservations, call the
WPS Drama Department at 407-905-7737, Ext. 1123.


Learn about customer service from expert


Windermere Union Church is
sponsoring a seminar on customer
service, with Dennis Snow as the
featured speaker.
The workshop will take place
Wednesday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the Caribe Royale Orlando
Martinique Ballroom at the Con-
vention Center, 8101 World Center


Dr., Orlando. The full-day program
is $199 with registration by April 30
and $219 after that. Group discounts
are available. A continental break-
fast, lunch and snacks are included.
Snow is a full-time speaker, train-
er and consultant in customer ser-
vice, sales and employee develop-
ment and leadership. He developed


his expertise in customer service
excellence while working for Walt
Disney World for more than 20
years. He managed various operat-
ing areas in the park and taught cor-
porate philosophy and business
practices at Disney University.
For a detailed brochure and more
information, call 407-352-1212.


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Guests at the party included Terry and Donna Reese. Terry is
president of the Olympia baseball/softball boosters and former
president of the Windermere Little League.


Local libraries sponsor Healthy Connections classes,


The Orange County Library
System is sponsoring an 18-month
project called Healthy Connec-
tions. It is funded by the National
Library of Medicine under a con-
tract with the University of Mary-
land, Baltimore.
The program is a series of com-
puter classes demonstrating how to
find information on a variety of
health topics by searching health
databases and local resources on
the Internet. Participants should be
comfortable with computer basics.


The Southwest Library will host
a program on diabetes Monday;
April 25, from 7-8:30 p.m.
A workshop on Prenatal Care is
scheduled for Mohday, May 164
from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Winder-
mere Library.
All of these programs are free,
for OCLS cardholders. The fee for I
others is $10.
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St. Luke's Canine Crusaders adds 34 teams Photos by Gail Dressel
Val Almos (left) receives a picture of her dog, Clipper, from local artist Marcy Taylor in appreci-
'ation of Almos' devoted commitment to training Canine Crusaders. She founded the ministry 4
years ago with the dream of 'promoting love and compassion at the end of a leash.' Following
a 3-month intensive course at St. Luke's UMC, the owner and dog are certified to visit shut-ins,
nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. For information, call 407-876-4991.


Karen Grimes and daughter Katie proudly display the Canine
Crusader certificates earned by Gracie, a Pomeranian, and
Sage, a German shepherd.


Town needs crossing guards
for Windermere Elementary


SWindermere is continuing to
search for additional crossing
* guards for Windermere Elemen-
Stary School. The job pays $8.45
an hour and the current opening
*requires an applicant who is


Storybook Fun for Your Lit-
tle One is offered weekly at
12 Orange County Library
System locations, including
the Windermere Library
Thursday at 11:15 a.m.
These free programs are
recommended for children
ages 3-5 and younger, lasting
about 20 minutes.
Children enjoy folk and ani-
mal tales, flannel and big
book stories, rhymes, songs
and poetry. Groups, families
and childcare providers are
welcome to participate.
Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for
You and Baby is presented
Thursday at 10:15 a.m. This
program is especially for
infants from birth to 18
inonths and lasts approxi-


Polynesian concert
for Mother's Day
'the Orlando Stake of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints invites area resi-
dents to a free Mother's Day
concert on Sunday, May 8, at 7
p.m. The South Stake center at
3001 Apopka-Vin-land Road
will be transformed ioto a trop-
ical paradise for a presentation
by TOA, a musical group from
Hawaii. TOA means strong
warrior in Samoan, and the
musicians will present a spe-
cial encore performance during
which they will share their tes-
timony and love for Jesus
.Christ, along with special
musical selections for Moth-
,er's Day.
This special event is the cul-
mination of the three-day
Orlando Polynesian Festival,
Which includes concerts at The
SMercado, a picnic at Turkey
Lake Park and a golf tourna-
ment at Grand Cypress Resort.
S'Ail families are welcome to
'* attend.

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available two hours each school
day. Training for the position
will be provided. Interested indi-
viduals should call the town
administrative office at 407-876-
2563.


mately 20 minutes. The
rhythm and repetition of nurs-
ery rhymes are used to intro-
duce very young children to
literature. The program is free
and scheduling is not neces-
sary.
Toddler Time is scheduled
for Thursdays, at 10:45 a.m.
This program is especially for
children ages 18-36 months
and lasts approximately 20
minutes. The use of picture
books, finger plays, songs,
poetry, Mother Goose rhymes
and flannel board stories will
encourage the development of
verbal and listening skills for
physically active children.
For more information on
any of these programs, call
407-876-7540.


Kristy Green and Bailey (left) are a new
Canine Crusader team. Riley will go through
the class next January.


Tommy Manley (right) and Chris Alexander-Manley show off
their golden retrievers: (I-r) Nemo, a new Canine Crusader
grad; Cliffordi, a 'foster' dog; and Cody, a veteran Canine Cru-
sader.


Parsons dancers to
participate in Central
Florida Dance Festival
Dancers from Eliza-
beth Parsons School of
Dance in Windermere
will participate in the
Central Florida Dance
Festival with perfor-
mances on Saturday,
May. 7. The students
will perform at 2 and 7
p.m. in the Helen Stairs
Theatre in downtown
Sanford. This. dance
program is planned to
honor Edith and Bill
Royal and in memory
of Beatrix Aldana.
The program will fea-
ture many Central
Florida dance groups
and a variety of dance
styles.
Dance studios may
participate in the pro-
gram by calling Kip
Watson at 407-416-
4168 or by e-mail to
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Join local book
discussion group
Windermere Union Church,
United Church of Christ, will con-
tinue its book club with a discus-
sion of Johnny Angel, the 58th
novel by Danielle Steele. The
book tells the unforgettable story
of loving and letting go, of mixed
blessings and second chances.
The group is open to the public,
and the next meeting is May 9.
Associate Pastor Karen Curtis-
Weakley will lead the group,
which meets on the second Mon-
day of each month at 7 p.m. at
Borders bookstore on West Colo-
nial Drive in Ocoee. For details on
the book group, call the church
office at 407-876-2112.


Workshop on women,
weight and hormones
The community is invited to a
workshop at Southwest Library on
Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. called
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Dr. Kirti Kalidas from the Center
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other frequently asked questions.
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Dr. Phillips


CFWL luncheon meeting
The Central Florida Women's League recently held a luncheon
meeting at Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Three different local char-
ities that had applied for funding grants from the club made
presentation to the members. Representatives from Anthony
House in Zellwood, a Gift of Swimming in Gotha and Coalition
for the Homeless in Orlando each gave an overview of their
respective organizations. Pictured at the luncheon are mem-
bers (1-r) Louise Murfey, Carolyn Franklin, Heather Wasiliew,
Kim Glaze, Sherry Thaden, Robin Luedtke, Linda Miller and
Jenny Peters.


Also in attendance (I-r) were members Kathleen Boers, Ellen
Yarckin, Helen Partyka, Sue Goodwin and Kay Chang.


Others at the Bay Hill luncheon were (1-r) Joanne Quarles-
Sikes, Jim Neumayer and Pam Gould.


Members participating in the meeting (1-r) were Marlene Gard-
ner, President Anne Jones and Sofia Chiswick.


Realvest negotiates
new office lease
NAI Realvest recently negoti-
ated a new lease agreement for
2,100 square feet of office space
at 7009 Dr. Phillips Boulevard.
Senior broker Christi Davis
negotiated the transaction repre-
senting the tenant Brown and
Brown Insurance Agency of
Orlando. The landlord is Orlan-
do-based Water Plant Invest-
ments LLC.
Maitland-based NAI Realvest
is a fully integrated commercial
real estate operating company
specializing in brokerage,
development, investment, leas-
ing, management, consulting
and research services nationally
and internationally.

Local girlsbasketball
team hosts car
washes for nationals
The Orlando Sixers, a girls
AAU U-13/U-14 basketball team
is sponsoring several upcoming
car washes to raise funds to go to
the national tournament that was
held last year in Minnesota.
All players live in the West
Orange area and are in grades 7-
9. The head coach is a former
WNBA player. The older team
qualified for nationals last year
but did not have sufficient funds
to compete.
The car wash schedule is as
follows: Chick-Fil-A on Sand
Lake Road, 5-8 p.m., on April
30, May 7 and 28; Albertson's on
Conroy-Windermere Road, 5-8
p.m. May 14, June 11 and 18;
and CVS on Conroy-Winder-
mere Road at Dr. Phillips Boule-
vard, 5-8 p.m. on July 2.

Dinner auction at
Palm Lake Elementary
Palm Lake Elementary
School is inviting the communi-
ty to its annual dinner and auc-
tion on Friday, April 22.
The event, called "Cheese-
burger in Paradise," will feature
food in a relaxed atmosphere
with friends and family to raise
funds to support the school and
its programs.
A number of special items
have already been lined up for
the live and silent auctions. The
silent auction items will be
available for bidding from 5-7
p.m., and the live auction will
follow in the cafeteria at 7 p.m.
For more information, call
the school office at 407-354-
2610.


Support group for
those chronically ill
Area residents are invited to
a free support group for people
with chronic illnesses, includ-
ing liver diseases and hepatitis
C, at St. Luke's United
Methodist Church. The group
meets the fourth Monday of
each month from 7-9 p.m. The
next meeting is Monday, April
25, from 7-9 p.m. The featured
speaker will discuss art thera-
py.
For more information, call
the church office at 407-876.
4991 or Katie at 407-351-5582.
The church is located at 4851
S. Apopka-Vineland Road,
Orlando.


Pictured at the Winderlakes Easter Egg Hunt (I-r) are Roma Zippa, Abby Smythe and Carolyn
Ainsworth.


Winderlakes hosts spring festivities


Winderlakes recently held its
22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt,
and the event has never been
rained out. The winners of the
special eggs were Roma Zippa
for the 0-3 age division and Abby
Smythe for the 4- to 7-year-olds.


K of C plans Spaghetti
Dinner for this Sat.
The Holy Family of Dr.
Phillips Council 11488 of the
Knights of Columbus will host a
benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Sat-
urday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church Social
Hall. The meal includes spaghet-
ti, meatballs, salad and bread for
$6 for adults and $3 for children.
Beverages will be available at a
cash bar, and festivities will
include a 50/50 drawing.
For more information, call
Grand Knight Don Kahrer at
407-656-6262.


Register for Vacation
Bible School at PCOL
Presbyterian Church of the
Lakes will hold its annual
Vacation Bible School June 6-
10 at the church. Program hours
are 9 a.m. to noon each day.
Registration forms are current-
ly available at the church for
congregation members. Open
enrollment will begin May 1.
SThere is a requested donation
of $15 for the first child and
$10 for each additional child
for church members. The dona-
tion for non-members is $20 for
the first child and $10 for addi-
tional children. Children must
be 4-years-old by June 1 to reg-
ister.
The theme for the program is
Kingdom of the Son A
Prayer Safari.
For more information, call
the church office at 407-291-
2886 or Lynda Kusuma at 407-
253-1172. Volunteers are also
needed. The church is located
at 4700 Lincoln Ave., Orlando.


Residents are grateful to Mary
Ruffin and her helpers for orga-
nizing the hunt, to Mary Click for
the donation of the 'bunnies' and
Lee Bell for donating the "duck."
Susan Schellhammer and the
team from ReMax set up photos


with the Easter Bunny.
Kevin and Alexandria Kol-
czynski won the drawing for a
$50 gift certificate to Seasons 52.
This prize was donated by Car-
olyn Ainsworth of Coldwell
Banker.


DPHS senior wins Winter Park Musicale scholarship


Winter Park Musicale, a pro-
fessional organization of
women musicians, recently
announced the winners its year-
ly scholarship program for high
school students who plan on
pursuing a music degree in col-
lege.
Four grants of $1,000 each
have been awarded to students
who auditioned in the follow-
ing categories: piano, voice,
strings, winds and percussion.
This year's winners are
Megan Szymanski of Oviedo
High, flute; Dr. Phillips High
student Brian Radock, percus-
sion; Yoon Kyung Chung, a
student at Lake Brantley High,
violin; and Caleb Moline, a
home-schooled student, piano.
Radock is a senior in the
Visual and Performing Arts
Magnet Program at DPHS. He
is first chair in the DPHS Wind
Ensemble, Marching Band,
Percussion Ensemble, Orches-
tra and Jazz Band.
In the past three years, he has
been accepted to perform with
the national Bands of America


Honor Band.
In 2005, he placed second in
the United States for the
MTNA Young Artist competi-
tion. Recently, he was selected
as the winner of the First Lady
Governors Scholarship pro-
gram and will travel to Japan to
perform with Gov. Jeb B.ush.
He also performs with the
Florida Symphony Youth
Orchestra and currently studies
with Beth Gottlieb and Danny
Gottlieb. He plans to major in
performance and music educa-
tion at Florida State University-
The scholarship winners will
presented a recital sponsored
by Musical on April 19 in Alta-
'monte Springs. Musicale was
founded in 1957 and its mis-
sion is to encourage personal
achievement and musical


knowledge and to respond
the community's need
greater musical enrich
For more information or
group or its scholarship
gram, call Cindy B
Krulick, president, at 407
4452.


Registration for Pop Warner football, cheerleading at I


Registration has begun for
the Dr. Phillips Pop Warner
Football and Cheerleading
programs. Returning players
and cheerleaders could reg-
ister beginning April 9.
New players and cheer-
leaders can sign up this Sat-
urday, April 23, from 9 a.m.
to noon at the Dr. Phillips
YMCA.
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are encouraged to register
promptly. The cost is $180
per participant. Scholar-
ships for needy families are
also offered 'n a limited
basis. For more information,
e-mail Mike Milano at
michael.a.milano@pfizer.co
m. He is the coordinator of
DP Pop Warner Football and
Cheerleading.


New exhibit at
Millenia Gallery to
feature artwork by
Harold Rotenberg
Millenia Gallery is featuring
an exhibit featuring works by.
Harold Rotenberg through May
10. Titled "100 Years; 100 Paint-
ings," the exhibit will celebrate a
century of work by Rotenberg.
The artist studied at the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts School in
the early 1920s when realistic
drawing was everything. His
proximity to Provincetown,
however, and the modern
painters there, exposed him to
the more expressive painting that
we associate with this painter,
whose 100th birthday is celebrat-
ed with the exhibition.
Eventually, the artist studied in
Paris, making his first trip at 19.
Throughout his life, Rotenberg
immersed himself in the world.
"I got the travel bug when I
was young and have never lost
my curiosity, my wonder about
what is on the other side of the
hill," he said.
At the age of 90, he remarked
that his work was still constantly
improving. Millenia Gallery is
located adjacent to the Mall at
Millenia, just east of the Conroy
Road exit of Interstate 4.
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Windermere
In other business, the council:
accepted the annual audit
Report from auditor Kelly Leary
of McDirmit, Davis and Puckett.
The town received an unquali-
fied opinion, which Leary said is
the best opinion it could have
received.
set up a council workshop
session for 7 p.m., April 26, for
town committees to present an
overview of progress from last
year and plans for the coming
year.
heard a presentation by
Town Attorney Cliff Shepard on
provisions of the Florida Sun-
shine Law. Shepard gave the
council extensive examples of
situations that would violate the
open-government law. He sug-
gested that each member relay
this information to his or her
respective liaison committee
members.
agreed to find qualified indi-
viduals to serve on a six-month
Charter Review Commission so
that appointments can be made
at the May meeting.
approved the recommenda-
tion of the Traffic Committee to
remove more than 50 traffic or
directional signs in town. The
signs are either duplicates or
need to be combined with other
signs to reduce clutter. Also
included in this motion was the
addition of three "slow it down,
turn it down" signs at the three
town entrances to reduce noise
Sand speeding. In addition, the
council agreed to review and
discuss standards for town signs
to make them more attractive
and aesthetically pleasing. In the
future, the council will consider
a permanent sign to post
announcements, such as the


Fourth of July Pancake Break-
fast or 5K Run Among the
Lakes.
re-appointed and approved
various citizens to the town
boards and committees.
on the recommendation of
Withers, agreed to review and
update the town's tree ordinance
so that it could be properly
enforced. Withers asked Don
Greer, manager of the downtown
renovation project, to take better
precautions to protect Winder-
mere's mature tree canopy dur-
ing the construction period. "We
have processes in our ordinances
to protect our trees and our citi-
zens want to protect them," said
Withers. Greer said an arborist
had looked at the trees in town
and, he had not yet received his
report but would look into the
issue.
authorized Council Member
Ron Martin to resend a postcard
survey on interest in a potential
water system to citizens who did
not respond to the first mailing.
received annual liaison
appointments. Council Member
Fred Pryor will have responsi-
bility for Long-Range Planning,
Historical Board,
Budget/Finance and Administra-
tion. Council Member Martin
will oversee the Police Citizen
Committee, Elder Committee,
Orange County Boat Ramp and
Police Department. Council
Member Matt Sullivan is
responsible for reporting on the
South Lake-West Orange Coun-
ty Transportation Task Force, the
Four Comers area, Streets and
Roads Department and
stormwater outfall remediaton.
Council Member Genevieve
Potthast is the liaison to the Traf-


(Continued from front page)

fic Committee, Parks and Recre-
ation Committee and Parks and
Recreation Department. Council
Member Stephen Withers will be
responsible for the Tree Board,
Downtown Business Commit-
tee, Building and Grounds
Department and communica-
tions with Orange County Public
Schools.
learned from Donna Steele
that the annual Windermere
Among the Lakes 5K Run was
scheduled to take place April 16.
voted 4-1 to adopt a resolu-
tion to urge Congress to protect
and enhance the Community
Development Block Grant pro-
gram. Withers cast the dissent-
ing vote.
approved two variances, one
at 106 Butler St. for a seven-foot
encroachment for a carport and
the other at 73 Oakdale St. for a
four-foot encroachment to
restore a grandfathered dock.
presented a plaque to outgo-
ing Council Member Jim
Willard in appreciation of his
years of service.
heard a report from Mainte-
nance Supervisor Craig McNeal
that repairs to more than 1,700
linear feet of sidewalk have been
completed.
learned that the Elder Com-
mittee is planning a luncheon at
Town Hall on Tuesday, April 26,
for the town's older citizens.
Under the consent agenda,
approved a bid by Hodgskin
Outdoor Living to repair and
enlarge the town dock at Fern-
wood Park and an interlocal
agreement with the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment for assistance in routine
and emergency situations that
cross jurisdictional lines.


Oakland
The Town Commission decided,
by consensus, to keep the rules that
are already in place.
There are five lots in the subdivi-
sion along Oakland Avenue.
Countyline Partners owns a 27,000-
square-foot building on nearly three
acres along the West Orange Trail
and has proposed an 11,000-square-
foot building on another lot. The 4
R's has received approval to build a
14,000-square-foot office ware-
house on one of the lots. There are
no current plans for the fifth lot.
The Gateway Corridor Ordinance
does not limit buildings to 15,000
square feet if they are zoned indus-
trial. These industrial buildings also


(Continued from front page)


do not have to conform to the design
standards on all four sides; it's lim-
ited to the portion of the building
that is visible from the road.
In other business, the elected offi-
cials:
approved the site plan for Rem-
ington Office Park, which includes
two one-story office and retail
buildings totaling just under 17,000
square feet.
discussed upcoming meetings
for the Citizens Advisory Task
Force, Planning and Zoning, Com-
munity Redevelopment Committee
and Parks and Recreation Commit-
tee.
proclaimed May 2005 as Neu-


rofibromatosis Awareness Month.
accepted Town Manager
Rischitelli's request to relinquish
her seat on the School Advisory
Council at Oakland Avenue Charter
School so she can more effectively
focus on her role in the town.
accepted Scott Friedman's res-
ignation from the Planning and
Zoning Board. The commission will
bring forward suggested replace-
ments at the next regular Town
Commission meeting.
discussed setting out several
large trash bins again at the end-of
May to help residents who want to
clean up their yards or discard large
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Social


AHA's 'Go Red for Women'
Luncheon will be held May 3


The American Heart Associa-
tion's "Go Red for Women"
Luncheon will be held Tuesday,
May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. at McCormick &
Schmick's at Millenia Mall.
The event is an opportunity to
learn more about women's heart
health and enjoy an afternoon of


food, music and fashion. Pro-
ceeds will be used to fund life-
saving cardiovascular research,
community education and other
AHA programs.
Tickets are $50 and must be
purchased before April 29. Call
AHS at 407-843-1330 to make a
reservation.


Family Fun Day at Colonial Lakes Health Care


Colonial Lakes Health Care is
having a Family Fun Day and
Health Fair on Saturday, May 7,
to kick off National Nursing
Home Week. The carnival is
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will
be free food, games and prizes.
Local vendors and businesses
will be displaying their services
or products, and there will be
information on Medicare, Med-
icaid, Home Health, Hospice
and other healthcare providers.


Boy Scouts plan
Family Fest
Families are invited to down-
town Winter Garden on Satur-
day, May 7, for the Boy Scout
Family Fest. Two blocks of Plant
Street will be closed to traffic
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the
event, which will include inter-
active exhibits and Scouting fun.
There will be booths and dis-
plays by nearly every Cub Scout
pack and Boy Scout troop in the
Rolling Hills District of Central
Florida. In addition, most down-
town merchants will have their
doors open to participate.
Other vendors participating in
the Family Fest include Daytona
USA, Medieval Times, Water
Mania, Universal Studios &
Islands of Adventure.
As a special event, the Scouts
will participate in the Pushmo-
bile Derby featuring "cars"
handmade by the Scouts and
pushed and steered entirely by
the boys.
For more information on the
event or to reserve space for a
business to set up a booth, call
Todd Bardin, district executive,
at 407-889-4403.


Persian Galleries
to hold exhibit, sale
at Women's Club
Persian Galleries of Atlanta
will present an exhibition and
sale of fine antique and new rugs
at the Women's Club of Winter
Park, 419 S. Interlachen Ave.,
Winter Park, April 22-26 from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For details, call 800-982-3493.

Soli Deo Gloria
concert is April 22
at local church
Soli Deo 'Gloria, one of two
choirs at the Gainesville LDS
Institute of Religion, will pre-
sent a free concert this Friday,
April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, 3001 Apopka-Vineland
Road.
i The choir sings all styles of
sacred music from classical
to contemporary. The choir is
conducted by Nicholas Pallesen,
who is known throughout the
Southeast as a professional
singer. He is a three-time district
winner and regional finalist of
the Metropolitan Opera National
Council Auditions. He will
appear as the Count in Mozart's
Le Nozze di Figaro this summer
with the Operafestival di Roma
in Italy, In addition to conduct-
ing the choir, he will sing some
solo selections.
Soli Deo Gloria is a Latin
term meaning "To God alone be
the, glory." It comes from a
phrase used by Bach at the end
of all his compositions as a trib-
ute to the inspiration he received
as he composed.


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Participants can also have their
blood pressure, blood sugar and
cholesterol checked.
Colonial Lakes is located on
West Colonial Drive in Winter
Garden.
The free event is open to the
community. The Colonial Lakes
staff thanks the vendors and
local businesses for their spon-
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work together to bring services
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Kindergarten Tea at
Ocoee Elementary
Ocoee Elementary School is
now enrolling kindergarten stu-
dents for the 2005-06 school
year. The school will host a
Kindergarten Tea for prospective
kindergarten students and' their
parents on Wednesday, May 18,
from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kiwanis news
The West Orange Kiwanis Club
is hosting a 50/50 raffle. The min-
imum pot is $500, and the draw-
ing will be held July 15. All pro-
ceeds benefit local youth at Edge-
wood Children's Ranch, Lake-
view and Ocoee middle schools
and Every Child A Swimmer.
Tickets are $10 and are avail-
able from members at the weekly
Kiwanis meeting; at Go Travel
and the Car Store, both in Winter
Garden; or by calling Loretta
Lynn at 407-654-8810.
The club meets Wednesdays at
7:30 a.m. at the Winter Garden
IHOP and features a guest speak-
er each week. The mission of
Kiwanis is "Priority One for Chil-
dren," locally and around the
world. Visit the Web site at
www.westorangekiwanis.org.
Guest are always welcome.

Learn origami,
Children ages 10-14 are invit-
ed to the Windermere Library on
Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m.
for a program on origami. Alvin
W. Aki will present a hands-on
demonstration of this art form. In
addition, there will be a display
of his origami art this month and
next in the library's display case.
For more information, call the
branch at 407-876-7540.

Southwest Rotary Club
meets in MetroWest
The Southwest Rotary Club
holds weekly meetings on Tues-
days at 11:45 a.m. at Sam.
Snead's Tavern in MetroWest.
.The restaurant, is located at
2461 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlan-
do. For more information, call
Cecil at 407-291-6818.


A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE


Lonnie Davis, honoree Belinda Tomlin-Davis and Hattye Sin-
gletary (from left) were among those attending the Culture
Keepers banquet.


Culture Keepers honors

3 distinguished residents


The members of West
Orange County Culture Keep-
ers Inc. presented a banquet
honoring Citizens of Distinc-
tion last month. Nearly 200
guests and friends applauded
the three honorees: Belinda
Tomlin-Davis, educator; Mar-
vin Z. Canders, philanthropist;
and Cleopatra James, commu-
nity service volunteer.
The program's mistress of
ceremonies was attorney
Veronica Anderson, grand-
daughter of the late Roosevelt
and Martha Ann Anderson,
who were Winter Garden pio-
neers.
Participating in the program
were Willie Ward, Aaron Har-
ris, Frances King, Lonnie Jef-
ferson, Amber Jones, Loretta
Flowers and Twyla Thompson.
Hattye Singletary, Sonja Garcia
and Joseph Johnson made the
presentation to the honorees.
The purpose of the banquet
was twofold. It was a means of
recognizing citizens who gave
so much of themselves to the
community, and it was a fund-
raiser for the Culture Keepers'
scholarship fund.
The Culture Keepers is a
non-profit corporation orga-
nized to provide counsel and
scholarships to deserving stu-
dents of West Orange County.
The organization awarded
$4,800 in scholarships last year

Library program on
rising medical costs
for seniors
The Windermere Library will
host a program for seniors on ris-
ing medical costs. Charlotte
Colby of United American Insur-
ance Company will present this
workshop on proposed changes
to Medicare, how to take control
of increasing costs and manage
premiums. The seminar is sched-
uled for Tuesday, May 17, at 2
p.m.
For more-information, call the
branch at 307-876-7540.


West Orange High
Class of 1995
The Class of 1995 at West
Orange High School is seeking
classmate information for an
Aug. 20 reunion. Information
(full name, spouse's name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) can be e-mailed to
WOCLASSOF95@ aol.com.
Classmates can also check out
the Web site at http://home-
town.aol.com/woclassof95/Reu
nion.html and sign the guest
book.

West Orange High
Class of 1985
The West Orange High School
Class of 1985 is planning its 20-
year reunion for Labor Day
weekend, Sept. 2-3.
Classmates are asked to e-mail
their information (full name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) to WestOr-
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those chronically ill
Area residents are invited to a
free support group for people
with chronic illnesses, including
liver diseases and hepatitis C, at
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church. The group meets the
fourth Monday of each month
from 7-9 p.m. The next meeting is
Monday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m.
The featured speaker will discuss
art therapy.
For more information, call the
church office at 407-876-4991 or
Katie at 407-351-5582. The
church is located at 4851 S.
Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando.


Lakeview High
Class of 1965
The Class of 1965 at Lakeview
High School is holding its 40-
year reunion at the West Orange
Country Club this Saturday,
April 23. Any class member
interested in attending should
call Bobbie Holland Joyce at
704-786-4383.


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and is planning even more for
the 2005 school year.
Other activities the group is
involved with are tutoring,
educational workshops and
mentoring.
William Johnson is the direc-
tor and president of this group.
Participation from the entire
community is appreciated and
helps benefit the growth of
youth in West Orange County.

Movie time at library
Area residents and children are
invited to come to Windermere
LibraryTuesday, May 31, at 10:30
a.m. to watch a Harry Potter movie
and enjoy a snack. For details, call
the library at 407-876-7540.


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The live concert line-up this
year features these performers:
Charlie Cruz, one of Puerto
Rico's top salsa performers;
Manny Manuel, Grammy-nomi-
nated salsa performer; Andy
Andy, Billboard Award nomi-
nee; Aventura, Bachata boy
band; Zion & Lennon, the
Reggeton duo; Kinito Mendez,


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Photo by Bryan Mazur
"Come to the Cabaret
Jaimie Roberts Winkelman of Winter Garden is currently doing
her own show called 'Stuff Like That There' at the Cabaret Fes-
tival offered at the Mad Cow Theatre. This Thursday at 7:30
p.m. will be the last chance to see her in the fun-filled mix of
Bette Midler-type songs, stories and adult humor. She has
been an audience favorite as 1 of Disney's featured entertain-
ers for many years. For more information, call 407-297-8788.

OSC is now open seven days a week


Due to popular demand, sum-
mer has come early to the Orlando
Science Center at least where
'.its operating hours are concerned.
During the'school Near. OSC has
traditionally been closed on Mon-
days. Now it will be open seven
days a week throughout the sum-
mer.
Recently, OSC has premiered a
new children's exhibit and a new
giant screen film for its visitors.
SThese offerings have provided
new incentive for visitors and
compliment existing favorites like
the live reptiles in NatureWorks,
the near life-size dinosaur replicas
in DinoDigs and the flight simula-
tors in Touch the Sky. Adding
Monday to the schedule better
accommodates guests.
The new exhibit, My Home
Planet Earth, is presented locally
by Progress Energy and displays a
colorful and playful exploration of
environmental health science for
children in grades K-5. Fun toys,
wacky inventions and interesting
science experiments help children
make healthy decisions about air
quality, water pollution and nutri-
tion as hands-on activities spark


interest in science and caring for
the environment.
Guests on Mondays will enjoy
the same scheduled programming
available during the rest of the
week, such as screenings of the
new giant screen film, Mystery of
the Nile, in the Dr. Phillips Cine-
dome. Presented locally by Land
Rover Orlando, this adventure fol-
lows a group of explorers braving
dangerous rapids, deadly croco-
diles, armed bandits and the
relentless heat of the desert as they
mount the first successful "source
to sea" expedition of the world's
greatest river.
Other Cinedome -offerings
include the dark side of Mother
Nature depicted in Forces of
Nature with a new opening mini-
documentary on 2004's hurricanes
produced by FOX-35.
OSC's hours are now 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturdays
and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Admission prices are $14.95 for
adults and $9.95 for children ages
3-11 with discounted admission
after 4 p.m. on Friday and Satur-
day nights.


Enjoy Festival's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'


The Orlando-UCF Shake-
speare Festival, is presenting
Shakespeare's A Midsummer
Night's Dream now through May
1 at the Disney Amphitheater on
Lake Eola. Shows are Thursdays
at 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays at 8 p.m.
Mistaken identities, magic


potions and true love are the
ingredients for fun and mayhem
as lovers on the run from disap-
proving parents seek cover in a
woodland filled with wild and
wily fairy spirits.
Tickets are $15 to $35 and can
be bought by calling 407-447-
1700, Ext. 1.


9/11 Memorial Car Show at fairgrounds


The Orange County Sheriff's
Office second annual 9/11
Memorial Car Show will be held
this Saturday at the Central
Florida Grounds from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit
the Central Florida Law
Enforcement and Fire Fighter
Memorial Funds and the Chil-


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In addition to cars, trucks and
motorcycles both old and new,
the event will feature live music,
crime prevention displays, food,
vendors and more.


Hot music and spicy foods
will combine to create a Latin
flare at SeaWorld during Viva La
Musica, which runs April 30-
May 1 and May 7-8.
Guests can dance the days
away to a fiery beat, sample
Latin foods and enjoy all the
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Dominican meringue star; Hec-
tor Montaner, Latin pop per-
former; and Jennifer Pena,
Grammy Award nominee.
The event is included with
park admission, and there is a
nominal fee for the food.
For more information, call
407-363-2259 or visit www.sea-
world.com.

Annual Rose Show at
Leu Gardens
The Central Florida Rose
Society will present the 18th
Annual Rose Show at Harry P.
Leu Gardens this Saturday, April
23, from 1-5 p.m. The show is
free.
Hundreds of beautiful roses
will be on display, and cut roses
will be available for sale. Every-
one can learn about caring for
roses and carefree varieties sug-
gested for Central Florida.
Admission to the garden is $5
for adults and $1 for children K-
12.
Leu Gardens is located at 1920
N. Forest Ave., Orlando.

LA Acting Workshop
Performing Arts Camp
LA Acting Workshop will be
offering a Performing Arts Camp
in June with six different theatri-
cally based youth and teen ses-
sions. Cost is $119 per weekly
session and, includes a perfor-
mance T-shirt.
"Lights! Camera! Acting!"
teaches the essentials of acting
for television, film and commer-
cials. For the first time, campers
may participate in two sessions
daily for an all-day camp from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Beauty and the Beast The
Musical" offers a chance to sing,
dance and act your way through
the enchanted castle in a Friday
performance.
"Comedy Central" provides
the opportunity for teen campers
to create their own characters for
an off-the-wall production that
combines scripted sketch come-
dy and improvisation.
"As the World Turns on the
Young and Restless, Bold and
Beautiful days of Our Guiding
Teen Enlightened Lives" is the
session where campers will
explore the entire process of
episodic television from
script creation to casting to film-
ing and will experience the thrill
of on-camera performance.
For camp dates and more
information, call Amy Allen,
director, at 407-876-0006.


'Aida' closes
Orlando Opera
season this weekend
Orlando Opera's 47th season
closes with an audience favorite,
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. A grand
spectacle set in ancient Egypt,
this is the heart-wrenching -tale
of Aida, a beautiful Ethiopian
princess captured as a slave,
who finds herself in a love trian-
gle with Egyptian Princess
Amneris and a young Egyptian
officer, Radames.
The production elements of
Aida, alone, classify it as the
grandest of the grand operas.
Orlando Opera's cast.is made up
of eight principal singers, 50
Orlando Opera Chorus mem-
bers, 24 University of Central
Florida Chorus members and
trumpeters, 40 Supernumeraries,
eight dancers from the dance
group Voci and the 55-member
Orlando Philharmonic Orches-
tra.
Performances are at the Carr
Performing Arts Center, 401 W.
Livingston St., Orlando, on
April 22, 24 and 26.
Tickets are $20 to $120 with
student tickets half-price and are
still available by calling 407-
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Castle & Cooke's vision:

Capture the community spirit of Oakland and Winter Garden


(Continued from front page)
with winding streets and cen-
turies-old oak trees. Oakland
Park will reflect the historical
values and tradition of the area
where a family can settle and put
down real roots."
In the spirit of maintaining the
history of the property, Oakland
Park will save Meadow Marsh,
the historic Tilden family home
on Tildenville School Road. The
century-old property will
include a private club and
restaurant.
In addition to Meadow Marsh,
The Union Club, which was


originally built in 1886, is
planned as a gathering place for
residents. The club, located on
the eastern end of the property's
lakefront, will include a restau-
rant, marina with a ship's store,
swimming pool, fitness center
and a children's play area.
Castle & Cooke plans to
restore over a third of a mile of
shoreline on Lake Apopka at
Oakland Park. A 26-acre park
and marina will allow all resi-
dents to share the lake without
adversely affecting its restora-
tion.
The developers approached
Jim Thomas, founder of the


Meadow Marsh will become a restaurant and private club on
the east side of Oakland Park.


Friends of Lake Apopka
(FOLA) and the Oakland Nature
Preserve, for his advice. "They
came to us and said 'We want to
follow your guidelines,"'
Thomas said, referring to rec-
ommendations set up by FOLA.
"The 50-foot buffer on the
lake itself is critical,' Thomas
said, "as well as not building
individual docks."
Many homes will have lake
views, but all residents will
share the lakefront. Castle &
Cooke plans to have a communi-
ty dock and a marina but no
individual docks. FOLA normal-
ly would not support a marina,


but, Thomas said, "It's a trade-
off, and our board has voted to
support that."
"Oakland Park will reflect an
unhurried, rural feel on the south
shore of Lake Apopka," Harris
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2B The West Orange Times Thursday, April 21, 2005




Sports


Warriors 2nd in Metro weightlifting


The West Orange High
weightlifting team placed sec-
ond in the Metro Conference
championships last week. The
Warriors posted a final record of
7-2, and this strong finish shows
how competitive they were.
WOHS junior Damien
Taglione won the conference
championship in the 154-pound
weight class. Taglione also


qualified for the state meet this
weekend by winning his weight
class at the state qualifying
meet last week.
Warrior lifters who came in
second at Metro were junior
Brett Holm, sophomore
Phogneung Phanouvong and
senior Josh Gales.
Other members of the squad
who scored at the meet were


Spring football at WOHS


The West Orange High War-
riors will begin spring football-
practice on Monday, May 2,
after school.
"Even though we are going
through a school split, we are
very excited about this next sea-
son," said Head Coach Tim
Smith.
"Our players have worked
very hard this off-season by lift-
ing at 6:15 a.m. before school
starts to get ready."
The Warriors began their
morning workouts in late Janu-
ary and are concluding them on
April 28.


"In April, our athletes are
attending workouts five days a
week, and it is such a great sign
of dedication and commitment
from our young men," said
Coach Smith.
The WOHS Spring Game will
be held Friday, May 27, vs.
Colonial, and the Orange and
Blue Game is set for Friday,
May 20, at 6 p.m. at home.
"We are hoping to break the
University of Florida's record
for attendance at our scrim-
mage," said Coach Smith. "Can
we get 55,000 at our Orange and
Blue Game?"


WOHS spring sports update


By Tyler Koch

The West Orange High boys
varsity lacrosse team (8-6)
lengthened its winning streak to 7
games last week by defeating the
Olympia Titans and the Colonial
Grenadiers. The Warriors crushed
Olympia by a whopping 15-3. In
the Warriors' 11-0 victory over
Colonial, Mike Brown posted his
second shutout of the year.
WO's Reed Reynolds broke
the school's single-season scor-
ing record of 48 goals set by
Chris Brannan in 2002.
Reynolds, a junior, finished the
regular season with 55 goals.
The WOHS boys varsity vol-
leyball team took on Edgewater
on the road last week with scores
of 12-25, 10-25 and 8-25. Daniel
Guck led the team in attacks with
5, followed by Garrett Sutula and
Farren Nichols with 4 each. Sutu-
- la also led the team in passing
with 24 digs, and Steven Cannon
led in serving with 6 service
points, including 5 aces.
The West Orange boys junior
varsity volleyball team posted
another win last week against
Edgewater with scores of 25-17
and 25-18. Leading the team in
attacks were Dannilo Burman
with 4 kills and Kenny Eisinger
with 3 kills. Leaders in passing
were Isaac Rivera with 15 digs


and Charlie Vasquez with 14
digs. Vasquez also lead in serving
with 11 service points, including
5 aces.
The WOHS J.V. baseball team
had 3 great wins last week
against University, Dr. Phillips
and Timber Creek. The Warriors
defeated University 12-1. Ryan
Ledford was hot at the plate, hit-
ting a home run over the left field
wall.
In the second game of the
week, the Warriors defeated Dr.
Phillips 7-3 on DP turf. Corey
Bernstine had a great outing on
the mound, and Eric Weiser also
hit a home run.
In the final game last week,
Phillips McMannen had his first
start and came out with a win
over Timber Creek by a score of
5-1. The J.V. is now 11-4-1.
The WO girls water polo
team, whose record is 9-4, won
all three of its matches last week
against Cypress Creek, Osceola
and Gateway. The Lady Warriors
defeated Cypress Creek 11-7,
Gateway 13-3 and Osceola 17-5.
The boys water polo players
went 2-1 last week against
Cypress, Creek, Osceola and
Gateway. The team had a tough
loss .to Cypress Creek by 12-6
and a great win over Gateway by
12-11 before defeating Osceola
19-13.


O-Town Sports Center offering
baseball, softball camps in April


O-Town Sports Center, locat-
ed at 307 Green Forest Court in
Winter Garden, will host both
baseball and softball camps this
month.
The baseball pitching camp,
presented by West Orange High
Varsity Baseball Coach Jesse
Marlo, will be held for ages 7-
13 on April 24 from 1-3 p.m.
The cost is $45 per camper.
The baseball hitting camp,
presented by Craig Griffey, O-
Town baseball instructor, will
be held for ages 7-13 on April
24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.


The maximum number of
campers per session is 40, and
to register call 407-877-2243 to
have a form faxed or e-mailed.
The girls, softball hitting
camp will be held at O-Town
Sports Center on April 24 from
1-3 p.m. led by Allie Squartino,
the center's director of softball.
The maximum number of
campers per session is 25, and
the cost is $45. Deadline for
registration is April 22.
To register call 407-877-
2243 to have a form faxed or
mailed.


Ocoee High Dance Department auditions set


Ocoee High School is hold-
ing a Dance Department audi-
tion information meeting this
Monday, April 25, from 5-7
p.m. in the Westside Tech
media center.
Auditions for dance class
placement, spring dance com-
pany and the dance team that
will perform at football games
will be held at Ocoee Middle
School on Wednesday, April
27, and Thursday, April 28,
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and on Fri-
day, April 29 (a school holi-
day), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All those auditioning need to
wear all black, preferably black
leotards with black jazz pants,
shoes (jazz sneakers, jazz flats,
ballet shoes or tennis shoes that


the students can move well in)
and hair pulled back (half-way
up or all up).
Those without dance clothes
can wear a fitted black tank or
T-shirt (with no designs), black
shorts, capris, sweat pants or
workout pants (with no buttons
or zippers). What will not be
allowed: denim, extremely
baggy clothing, large chunky
jewelry and sandals.
More detailed information
will be given at the audition
information meeting on Mon-
day. The dancer audition infor-
mation form (which needs to be
completed before arriving at
this meeting) is scheduled to be
available for download from
the school's Web site this week.


seniors Otis Latson, Tony Hart-
man and Chris Orcasitas,
juniors Malcolm Thompson and
Mark Alford and sophomore
Jon Hooten.
The lifters and weight coach-
es thank Coach Tom Hegarty
for all his hard work in the
weight room helping these
young athletes all become
champions.


WOHS edges
Panthers in
baseball
The West Orange Warriors
played only one baseball game
last week, but it was another cru-
cial district game vs. Dr.
Phillips, a strong team with only
four losses this year.
The Warriors got off to a fast
start with a lead-off double by
Chris Ginther, followed by a
sacrifice fly by Michael
Albaladejo that scored Ginther..
Then, second baseman John
Milner and shortshop Joe
Burkhalter singled, but the score
at the end of the first inning was
1-0.
In the fourth inning, West
Orange sophomore Gary Rausch
hit a double and then went on to
score with help from Chris
Collins.
Also in the fourth inning,
DPHS scored to make it 2-1. No
subsequent runs were scored, so
the final score remained 2-1 in
West Orange's favor.
Warrior Billy Whitaker
pitched a complete game and
was credited with the win.
Whitaker allowed only 4 hits
and 1 run and struck out 10 Pan-
thers.
This win improved West
Orange's record to 3-1 in the
district race.


Ocoee Little
League update
The first half winners of the
Ocoee Little League have been
decided. Atop the standings are
the American A's managed by
Mike McComb in the Rookie
Division, the National Reds man-
aged by C.C. Proffitt and the
American Orioles managed by
Tad Denmark in the Minor Divi-
sion, the American Red Sox man-
aged by Lou Hermesan and the
National Pirates managed by
Duane Taylor of the Major Divi-
sion and the National Reds man-
aged by Gary Hood and the Amer-
ican Red Soxe managed by Max
Britton in the Junior Division.
The winners of the Rookie
Division National League have
yet to be determined.
In the Senior Division, the
American Yankees are 6-1, the
National Reds are 5-2 and the
American Red Sox are 3-3.
First-half home runs were hit by
Senior Leaguers Travis Dye (3) of
the Yankees, Joey Burkhalter (2)
of the Yankees, Travis Wingster
(2) of the Yankees and Justin Gise
(2) of the Red Sox.
Those hitting homers last week
were Steven Dungey of the Major
Twins, Dillion Duke of the Major
Angels and C.J. DePalma and
Matthew Britton of the Junior Red
Sox.


Ladyhawks 12U
place 2nd
The Ladyhawks Red Team
(12-and-under) placed second in
the recent Spring Travel League
Tournament, outscoring oppo-
nents an average of 3-1. The
team thanks its sponsors, Ocoee
Cafe, Play It Again Sports,
Brenick Co., Beef O'Brady's and
Play Sports Photography.


5K Run/Walk
to benefit Head Start
Orange County's Leadership
Institute class of 2005 is organiz-
ing a 5K Run/Walk to be held at
8 .a.m. this Saturday, April 23, at
Barnett Park on West Colonial
Drive.
The proceeds of the event will
go toward uniforms, supplies
and a nature trail for the Pine
Hills Head Start Program.
Interested runners/walkers can
register at Barnett Park on April
21 and 22 from noon to 8 p.m.
Entry fee is $15 before the event
and $20 on race day. There is a


discounted rate of $10 for youth
under 18 and participants 65 or
older. Entry fee includes a good-
ie bag and race T-shirt. Team and
individual trophies will be
awarded.
For information, contact
Lynne Frey at 407-836-2263 or
Debbie Sponsler at 407-836-
6604.


IMF F cy.- s aE *- a a a-.
West Orange High Prinicipal Dan Buckman congratulates Andrea Migliori and Coach Sue'
North on their honors as district player and coach of the year.


Warriors' Migliori is FACA 6A,


District 10 Plaver of the Year


West Orange High softball
standout Andrea Migliori was
chosen unanimously as the 2005
Class 6A District 10 Player of
the Year. This honor goes to the
top high school softball player
and is voted on by the coaches
of District 10, which is made up
of all schools in Orange and
Osceola counties.
Migliori is deserving of the
award. She has lead her team to
a four-year career record of 83-
24 to this point of her senior
season and an 18-1 record in
2005. She is hitting an unbeliev-
able .673 and an even more phe-
nomenal slugging percentage of
1.309. She has collected 37
hits, and 17 of them have gone
for extra bases, including 9
home runs. She has set the West
Orange school record with 19
home runs in her career. She has
knocked in 25 runs, and, even
more impressively, she has
scored 33 times herself. She
also has 8 base on balls and only
6 strikeouts on the 2005 season.


Migliori signed during the
early signing period and has
shown everyone why Stetson
University wanted the power-
hitting first baseman of the
Lady Warriors. She will also get
to play in the 2005 Florida All-
Star Game in May. This brings
the best three players from each
district to one site to play two
games with all-stars from
throughout Florida.
The Lady Warriors were not
limited to honors for the play-
ers. Head Coach Sue North, in
her sixth season at WOHS, was
named the Class 6A District 10
Coach of the Year.
Coach North has guided the
Lady Warrior team to a 18-1
season in 2005 so far. She has a
career record of 105-54. She
took over a struggling West
Orange program in 1999, and
since then the Lady Warriors
have been to the regional play-
offs the last two seasons,
including a regional finalist
appearance in 2003. She was


named the Metro Conference
Coach of the Year during that
season.
"Winning the 6A District 1(
Coach of the Year award is a
great honor, but the credit,
should go to my players. This'
year has been a prime example".
of how to play team softball,"
said Coach North.
"All 12 players have coin-
tributed, and they have all
shared in their opportunities to!
win games for our club. I am'
fortunate to have such a good'
assistant coach in Greg'
Migliori, who helps in all phas-'
es of this teams success. We are
all in this together, and it sure
has been a great run so far."
Coach North played colle-
giate softball for Division I Uni-:
versity of Illinois at Chicago. In;
1994, her sophomore year, she
hit back-to-back home runs in'
the NCAA Regional Tourna-
ment to guide her team to the'.
NCAA Division I College,
World Series.


Olympia J.V. boys volleyball improves
The Olympia Titans J.V. boys volleyball team has brought its record up to 4-4. Coached by.
Deana Lewis, the team's next games at home are April 22 and 25. Games are at 5:30 p.m., fo)-,
lowed by the varsity game. Pictured are the J.V. team members: (front row) Gradon Willard,
Justin Krantz, Jason Stewart and Andrew Ton; and (back row) Austin Shoener, Arthur Richards,,
Logan Bell, Coach Lewis, Andrew Kostantindis, Chris Cox and lan Rios.


Classes at Winter Garden Rec


The Winter Garden Recre-
ation Department offers
activities for children and
adults. For more information,
call the rec office at 407-656-
4155. Pre-registration is
requiredfor most events.
Tennis lessons Begin-
ner and intermediate classes
are for adults and youth ages
5 and older at the Chapin Sta-
tion courts on Tuesdays and
Saturday according, to age
and skill level. .Classes run
six weeks and cost $54 (ages
8-14), $30 (5-7 years old) and
$84 (15 to adult).
Tai Chi Classes in Tai
Chi are offered Tuesdays
from 9-10 a.m. and Wednes-
days from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost is $12 per class for city


residents, $15 for others. Sign
up and pay at the first class at
the Old Fire Station Rec Cen-
ter.
Sign language This
American Sign Language
class covers basic skills for
this communication method.
Six weeks of classes are Sat-
urdays starting April 2 from
3-5 p.m. Cost is $25 for city
residents, $28 for others.
Classes are at the Old Fire
Station Rec Center. Pre-regis-
tration is required.
Yoga Join yoga
instructor Sheila Scott at the
Old Fire Station Rec Center.
Classes are Mondays and
Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost is $10 per class for city
residents, $11 for others. A


discounted six-class rate .and
private instruction are avail-
able.
Senior walking club -
The Winter Garden Active 55.
and older walking group
meets Tuesdays from 8-9
a.m. at the Old Fire Station
Recreation Center at 127 S.
Boyd St. There is no cost.
Sewing Instruction for
those 55 and older is held
Monday at the Maxey Com-
munity Center. The free
classes are from 3-8 p.m. No
experience is needed.
Bird-watching Go
bird-watching at Lake Apop-
ka. Bird checklists, plus
binoculars and a field guide,
are also available to borrow
free of charge. .-


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Lauren Green of the IUS Patriots clears the Patriots' goal with
Jessenia Barragan and Maria Hernandez in back.

iUS Patriots defeat Vipers in soccer


: The IUS Patriot girls under-
i0 soccer team got back on the
winning track Saturday with a
1-0 victory over the CFU Vipers
at the Northwest Recreation
Complex in Apopka.
, Brooke Wigmore's game-
winning goal came in the sixth
minute of play in the first half as
liMari Cirilo's cross from the left
side found Cindy Buchner in the
middle. Buchner's shot was
deflected to Wigmore all alone,
and her left-footed, one-time
shot found the upper left 90.
Team defense was the key
after that as the Patriots con-
trolled play for the rest of the


first half and most of the sec-
ond:
Goalkeeper Alyssa Kaminski
made 2 great saves in the sec-
ond half when the Vipers were
able to get a pair of break-away
plays going but came up short in
each case.
Outstanding play was also
turned in by Marla Hemandez,
Kallee Miller, Brianna
Lemerise, Lauren Green, Buch-
ner, Amber Atkinson and Jesse-
nia Barragan.
Green's playmaking in the
game contributed to the Patriots
outshooting the Vipers 12-6 on
goal.


Lady Warriors softball team secures No. 1 seed in 6A District 4
with 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Boone's Lady Braves
The West Orange High School out base on balls. She was fol- art had 7 strike outs and walked 2 the game.
fastpitch softball team is the No. 1 lowed by back-to-back singles on the night. She also hit a Braves On Monday of last week, the
seed in the tough 6A District 4 from Meagan Squartino apd hitter. Lady Warriors shut out Oak
Softball Tournament during the Jamie Rausch to load the bases. The Warriors missed scoring Ridge 13-0. Stewart worked the
week of April 26-30, which will Senior Kristen Stewart followed opportunities in the second fourth first three innings, striking out 7
be held at Colonial High. The with the game-winning double to and fifth innings, as the Braves Oak Ridge hitters, and Rausch
Lady Warriors waited until their the left field wall, driving home starting pitcher Cassidy continu- struck out 5 in the final two
final 3 outs to secure-the seeding, Migliori, Squartino and Rausch ally worked out of trouble. Cas- innings.
but the 3-run explosion in the top for a 3-1 lead. Boone starting sidy surrendered two base run- Offensively, Migliori picked up
of the seventh inning was enough pitcher Paige Cassidy then got out ners in each of those innings, her ninth home run while collect-
to top the Boone Braves, who of the inning with no further-dam- On Tuesday the Lady Warriors ing three hits. Rausch hit her third
defeated the Lady Warriors twice age. knocked of the. Lady Wildcats homer, and Stephens hit her sec-
last season. Stewart then took the mound from Winter Park 10-3. West ond round-tripper of the season.
On Friday night in front of a following her offensive heroics Orange scored runs in bunches Rausch was 3 for 4. Noiseaux
capacity crowd at Boone, the WO and surrendered a lead-off single against the Wildcats. Leading 1-0 went 2-2 and knocked in 2 runs,
girls improved to 18-1 on the sea- to Boone's Lacy Deese, but a going into the third inning, the as Squartino also had 2 hits in 3
son and completed a perfect 5-0 ground ball to shortstop Leslee Lady Warriors got 3 in the third, 2 at-bats. Durrance and Jenn Henry
6A District 4 record. This victory Stephens forced Deese at second in the fourth and 4 in the fifth to also doubled for the Lady War-
also upped their conference base. Then a fly ball to leftfielder put the game away. Migliori went riors.
record to 11-0 giving them a one- Shalisa Shirley and a pop-up to 3-3 with 2 doubles and 2 walks, The Lady Warriors were set to
game lead with two to play in the Heather Durrance at second base Squartino went 3-4 and stole 2 have Senior Night on Wednesday
Metro Conference race. stalled the Lady Braves rally, giv- bases. Rausch was 2-3 with 4 in between games of their double-
The Lady Warriors downed ing the Lady Warriors a 3-1 victo- runs batted in, and she pitched a header at home vs. St. Cloud that
Boone (16-5, 4-1) 3-1 with some ry and the top spot in the district complete game for her fifth victo- begins at 5 p.m. and then travel to
seventh-inning heroics. Trailing tournament. ry. Leslee Stephens and Jenn East Ridge on Thursday at 7 p.m.
1-0 going to the top of the sev- Stewart (11-1) pitched a com- Noiseaux also had 3 hits apiece, and play host to Olympia at 6:30
enth, Andrea Migliori drew a one- plete game for the victory. Stew- and Heather Durrance was 2-4 for p.m. on Friday.


Water aerobics
Splash into fitness this summer
at the Ocoee Family Aquatic Cen-
..ter with water aerobics. Classes
will be taught by certified group
exercise instructor Joslyn O'Con-
nor, M.S., of Bodygenesis.
' Classes will be held Thursdays
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Satur-
days from 9-10 a.m. beginning
June 4. For details, call Sharon
Jacoby at 407-905-3100, Ext. 9-
5004.


Dr. Phillips High spring sports update


A mandatory meeting will be
held Thursday for all ninth-
graders at Dr. Phillips High who
are interested in playing football
this fall. Coaches will host the
meeting in the north campus.
cafeteria at 2:45 p.m. Another:
mandatory meeting will be held
April 26 at 2:45 p.m. in the same.
location for sophomores and
juniors who plan on playing
football.
The Dr. Phillips varsity flag
football team won its 10th
straight game -w ith an 18-6 v'icto-
ry over Harmony. Quarterback
Tara Sainago threw touchdowns
to Philicia Douglas and Tia
Coker. Defensively, the Panthers
were led by Jewelle Grimsley,
who returned an interception 55
-yards for a touchdown. Mary
Butler picked off two more pass-
S es, and Markia Mobley led the
team with 7 pulls.
The undefeated Panthers have
not lost a district game in itwo .
Years. They have earned the top
seed for the district tournament
April 29 at DPHS.
Santiago tossed 2 touchdown;
passes in the fourth quarter to
help DP come from behind to
leat Timber Creek 19-13 last
week. Douglas caught the game-
winning touchdown with 20 sec-
onds remaining. The Panthers
fell behind 13-0 late in the first
half. Douglas sparked the come-
b ack with a 40-yard interception
return for a touchdown. Santiago
tied the game up with a touch-
down pass to Sammie Snyder.
Chennelle Brown led the defense
S with 2 sacks.
S Santiago completed a season-.
high 18 .passes, 4 for touch-
dOwns, as the Lady Panthers beat
Osceola 24-6. Latraia Daniel
Shuled in a 65-yard touchdown,
in addition to another score,
While also recording 2 sacks on
defense. Snyder and :Dara
Boudreau each caught touch-
down passes. On defense, Adri-
anna Lemon, Mary Butler and
Coker combined for 4 intercep-
tions.
The Lady Panthers began last
week with a 22-6 ,u in over Win-
tei Park.
The DP junior varsity flag
football team notched another
shutout victory with a 13-0 win
at Harmony recently. Samantha
Smith tossed a pair of touch-
down passes to Stacey Fitz-
patrick. Krissie Connolly inter-
cepted 2 passes on defense. The
win marked DP's ninth shutout
in 10 games.
The J.V. Lady Panthers beat
Timber Creek last week. Smith
threw for 2 scores and ran for
another. Ryann Frost scored on
TD receptions of 20 and :15
Yards. Brittany Dumbleton
returned an interception 20 yards
for the game's final score.
Jennifer Giangrande scored 2
touchdowns and recorded 6
sacks when the J.V. team beat
Osceola 20-0 last week. Smith
tossed touchdowns to Gian-
grande and Frost. Markia Mob-
ley picked off two passes on
defense.
The J.V. team kicked off last
week with a 13-6 win against:
Winter Park.
The Dr. Phillips varsity boys
water polo team crushed Osceo-
la 16-6 last Saturday. T.J. Hen-


nessy scored 6 goals and Bran-
don Minnick added 4 more to
improve the team's record to 10-
7.
Hennessy scored 5 goals to led
DP to an 11-8 win last week over
Cypress Creek.
Marcelo Lopes scored 3 goals
as the Panthers hammered Gate-
way 20-5.
The varsity girls water polo
team blew past Osceola 13-6 last
Saturday. Lindsay Smith led the
11-6 Lady Panthers with 5 goals.
Eglys Martinez scored 4 goals.
Madeleine Flores scored 6
goals to power the Lady Panthers
to an 11-5 win against last week
against Cypress Creek.
Jessica Blackmore scored 3
goals in DP's 13-6 win last week
against Gateway.
The Panther varsity boys
track team competed in the
Metro Conference Track Cham-
pionship'. last Friday night.
SDespite a s 0ollen ankle. Ronald
Johnson managed a fifth-place
finish in the 200 meters and an
eighth-place finish in the triple
jump. Other DP standouts
included Chris Warren (third
place high jump), Delroy
Andrews (sixth place 400
meters), Marty Carr (eighth
place 400 meters) and Chris Sali-
nas (sixth place.long jump). The
team placed eighth overall in the
conference.
The Dr. Phillips varsity girls
track team place 10th overall at
the Metro Conference Champi-
onship. Britney Wilson won the
200 meters with a time of 24.67
seconds, while also. finishing
second in the 100 meters. The
4x100 meter relay team of Lati-
fat Oginni, Feliciana Taylor,
Ch'ennelle Brown and Wilson
finished sixth.
The DP boys varsity volley-
ball team lost a tough match last
week to Boone 25-19, 24-26. 26-
28, 25-21, 8-15. Tanner Wright
paced the Panthers with' 40
assists. Victor Callado recorded
17 kills. The loss dropped the
team's season record to 13-3.
The Panthers overcame a two-
game deficit last week to beat
Olympia,.21-25, 21-25, 25-15,
25-20, 15-8. Wright led the team
with 31 assists, while Callado
nailed 16 kills and 15 digs..
Wright recorded 19 assists,
while Tommy Austin added 11
kills and 9 digs in DP's straight-
sets win against Freedom earlier
last week. Callado added 10 kills
and 10 digs.
The Dr. Phillips varsity base-
ball team dropped to 12-5 on the
season with a 2-1 loss to West
Orange. Jacob Koch allowed just
2 runs in pitching a complete
game for DP.
Andrew\ Lamson pitched 5
strong innings while giving up
just I hit and striking out 6 bat-
ters to lead the Panthers to a 7-3
win against Gateway. Luke
Greinke went 3 for 4 at the plate.
Catcher Adam Mindick added a
2-for-2 performance.
Mindick blasted two 2-run
home runs to help give DP a 5-1
win over Pine Ridge earlier last
week. Right fielder .Kevin
Mierzwinski added a solo home
run. Koch pitched for two
innings and was relieved by
Brian Sustersic, who picked up
the win.


The DP junior varsity base-
ball team fell to West Orange 6-
4 last week. Chris Wilkes and
Sean O'Leary both had run-scor-
ing singles. Matt Koch went 2
for 4 at the plate.
The J.V. Panthers beat Osceola
2-0 last week. Corey Malone
belted a 2-run single for the
game's only runs. Wilkes pitched
a complete game, allowing just 7
hits.
The team began last week with
a 10-7 win over Boone.
The Dr. Phillips varsity soft-
ball team fell to Colonial 3-2 last
week. Christen Jocham pitched a-
complete game in the loss.
Gillian Lawrick went 2 for 3
with an RBI.
Danielle Perrotti, Katrina
Keirsted and Cheryl Snyder all
went 1 for 2 at the plate as the
Lady Panthers pounded Olympia
9-3 last week. Jocham pitched
another complete-game for DP.
The Lady Panthers shut down
Freedom 3-0 earlier last week.
Perrottwent 1 for 2 at the plate,
while Jocham struck out 4 bat-
ters in a 1-hit pitching perfor-
mance.
The Panther varsity boys ten-
nis team fell 5-2 last week to
Lake Highland. Frank Hornick
(8-5) and Kyle. Eastman (8-6)
.won their singles, matches for
DP.
The Panthers blanked Evans
7-0 last week. Laurant Minguez,
Sean Bouabid, Alex Samuels,
Hornick and Eastman all rolled
to 8-0 wins in singles play. Justin.
Sunga and Scott Schumacher
won 8-0 in doubles, while Phillip
Ritucci and Jacob Gordon won
8-1.
Minguez, Bouabid, Samuels,
Hornick and Eastman all won

singles matches as DP swept
Timber Creek earlier last week.
The Panthers began the week
with a 5-2 victory against West
Orange.
The Dr. Phillips varsity girls
tennis team lost 6-1 to Lake
Highland last week. Celine
Minguez (8-1) won the lone
match for the Lady Panthers.'
The team blew past Evans 7-0
last week. Ahsley Schumacher
(8-0), Shannon Fitzpatrick (8-0),
Ami Suchde (8-0), Allison
Heaney (8-1) and Noubla Ben-
tayeb (8-0) all won in singles
play. Bentayeb and Alena
Savostikova teamed up to win
their No. 1 doubles match, while
Lauren Smith and Stephanie
Rose won their No. 2 doubles
match 8-1.
Minguez, Schumacher, Galina
Losch, Savostikova and Fitz-
patrick all blew through their
opponents as DP beat Timber
Creek earlier last week.
The Lady Panther tennis team
also beat West Orange 7-0 last
week.
The Dr. Phillips varsity boys
weightlifting team finished fifth
at the Metro Conference meet
last week. Justin Kemp (119
pounds), Jarvis Wheeler (154
pounds) and Feras Maali (183
pounds) each captured second
place in their weight classes.
Vinnie Deluca (169 pounds);
Renard Smith (154 pounds) and
Jubond Harris (139 pounds) fin-
ished in fourth, fifth and sixth
place, respectively, in their
weight classes.


Olympia High sports update


The Olympia High varsity
girls tennis team completed its
regular season last week with a
15-0 record. Seniors Lorinda
Boothman, Kristen Erickson,
Amy Lothrop and Katie
Grimes all played well in the
season's final match against
Apopka.
Erickson and Erin
McGoldrick teamed up in dou-
bles play to help the Lady
Titans beat Winter Park earlier
last week. Cyndi Wood, Becca
Kirven and Boothman played
well in singles action. Olympia
began last week with a win
over Freedom.
The Olympia varsity boys
tennis team beat Apopka 6-1
last week to finish with a 15-3
regular-season record. Levan
Clark, Jon Kirven, Ryan Mur-
ray, Chas Carter, Erik Scanlan,
Jose Paz Y Puente and David
Etchinson all played well in the
victory. Earlier last week, the
boys beat Winter Park 4-3 but
came up short against Free-
dom.
The OHS, varsity softball
team knocked off Timber
Creek 7-3 last week. Megan
Miller and Ana Willard collect-
ed 4 hits each. Freshman
Raven Richardson added 3
hits, including a triple, and 2
RBIs. Fellow freshman Ashley
Bergdahl and Janice Rivera
contributed with key hits,
stolen bases and runs scored.
Sophomores Catherine Drew
and Milani Beaudrault led the
Titan defense. Drew struck out
batters and allowed 4 hits in
pitching for the win.
Olympia lost last week 9-3 to
Dr. Phillips. Drew pitched 7
strong innings, while Richard-
son hit her fourth home run of
the season. Bergdahl added an
RBI, while Welty Spears con-
nected for a double.
The Lady Titans bounced
back for an 18-6 win over
Evans. Hayden Staley connect-
ed for 3 hits, while Sarah Bird
had 4 hits. Chelsea Bottoms
pitched 3 innings in her varsity
debut.
The Titan junior varsity
boys lacrosse team finished up


US Youth Soccer
National Championships
to be held at Disney
US Youth Soccer recently
announced the dates and loca-
tions for the 2005 US Youth Soc-
cer National Championships
Series. After another banner year
in 2004, the national competition
will return to Disney's Wide
World of Sports Complex July
26-31.
"We are excited to be back at
Disney's Wide World of Sports
Complex and working with the
Florida Youth Soccer Associa-
tion," said David Messersmith,
president of US Youth Soccer.
"Each year, the nation's top play-
ers look forward to another year
of outstanding competition as the
best teams earn their way. from
state to regional, champions,
striving to be one of the top 48
teams in the country playing for
the national championship."
Mike Millay, director of sports
events for Disney Sports Attrac-
tions, said: "We are thrilled to
welcome the nation's top boys
and girls club teams back to Dis-
ney's Wide World of Sports
Complex for the prestigious US
Youth Soccer National Champi-
onships. The National Champi-
onships will be contested for the
fourth time since 1999 at Walt
Disney World Resort, and we
expect another world-class
event."


its season with a 14-1 win over
East Ridge. Andy Hadley (2
goals), Eric Mack-Solden (4
goals), Mike Thomas (2 goals),
Chandler Muszynski (2 goals),
Brooks Tolber (1 goal), 'Kevin
Potts (1 goal), Adam Kinnear
(1 goal) and Shaun Sing (1
goal) all led Olympia offen-
sively. James McGuigan and
Remtal Patel assisted on goals.
The OHS varsity girls track
team performed well at the
Metro Conference meet. Raven
Richardson placed third in the
discus throw and fifth in the
shot put. Maddie Kite won the
1,600 meters with a school
record time of 5:35. She also
placed third in the 3,200
meters. Kristin'e Scott won the
100 meters and place third in
the 200 meters. Kristen Webley
won the 800 meters.
Other top Olympia perform-
ers included Octavia Barnes
(third place long jump ard 400
meters), Shayna Stephenson
(third place 300 hurdles, sec-
ond place triple jump), Lelyn
Knowlden (fourth place 400
meters), Whitney Jones (sev-
enth place 400 meters), Kaitlin
Hughes (first place pole vault),
Emily Zambito (second place
pole vault) and Jhenelle Cole
(fifth place triple jump).
The Olympia junior varsity
volleyball team defeated Edge-
water in three games last week.
Logan Bell had 15 kills and 3
blocks, while Arthur Richards
added 7 kills and 4 blocks.
Gradon Willard served out the
third game with six consecu-
tive serves.
The team continued its win-
ning ways with a two-game
victory over Dr. Phillips. Bell
recorded 15 kills. Richards had
12 kills and 5 blocks, while
Austin Shoener added 21
assists, 4 kills and 10 digs.
The OHS junior varsity
softball team finished it regu-
lar season last week with a
tough loss to Dr. Phillips 20-
14. Sarah Bird, Crystal Gonza-
lez and Sharon Koele all did
well at the plate, while Chelsea
Bottoms and Emily Arnold led
the team defensively.


The Olympia varsity girls
lacrosse team beat Flagler
Palm Coast 13-8 last week.
Ashley Inklebarger (3), Olivia
Litvin (3), Kara Jordan (2),
Katie Dunn (2), Randi Reed (2)
and Christine Nickerson (1) all
scored goals for OHS. Goalie
Nora Alvarenga made 11 saves.
She was supported on defense
by Kati Johnston, Ashlee Blair
and Brittany Sheldon.
The Lady Titans also beat
Colonial last week 8-2. Dunn
and Inklebarger each scored 2
goals, while Jordan, Reed,
Samantha Eld and Stefanie
Stafford added one goal apiece.
SThe team finished its regular
season last week with a 13-2
win over Lyman.
The Olympia varsity boys
and girls water polo teams
both beat Colonial last week in
their final matches of the sea-
son. The girls won 10-3 on
goals by Julie Hawthorne, Calli
Andrews and Erin Chong. The
boys team won 11-8 on goals
scored by Fred Pryor, Evan
Chong, Dustin Grant, Andy
Miller and Alex Fresonke.
The -Titan varsity boys
weightlifting team finished its
season with a fourth-place fin-
ish last week at the Metro Con-
ference meet. Nine out of 10
Titan lifters finished in sixth
place or higher. Shane Lamp-
kins finished the season unde-
feated and won his 219-pound
weight class.
The OHS varsity boys vol-
leyball team defeated Osceola
last week in three games. Scott
Kling, Travis Nead, Chris Wil-
son and Sean Webley dominat-
ed the game offensively. Doug
Jones and Angel Camacho
played awesome defense. The
team lost the following night to
Edgewater. Steven Meehan,
Wilson, Kling and Gee Farias
all played well in the defeat.
The Olympia junior varsity
baseball team knocked out
Deltona 22-5 in five innings
last week. Pitcher Michael
Grimes struck out 3 batters in
two innings of work. The entire
team contributed offensively
with 25 total hits;


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Students at Chain of Lakes Middle had lots of fun celebrating Spirit Week recently. They had a
special theme each day, including Jersey Day, Hat Day, School Spirit Day, Twin Day and Crazy
Hair Day. Pictured are (I-r) Lindsey Pitt, Holly Potter and Laura Betourne celebrating Twin Day,
which became Triplet Day for them.

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Ashley Harper is the winner of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce SOAR Award for Oak-
land Avenue Charter School. Soaring toward success is what she does at home and at school.
She excels in all subject areas, calling herself a leader and a follower since she loves to teach
and to be taught. At home and in her community, she takes part in equestrian activities and
gives pony rides to disabled children. Pictured are (l-r): Principal Juan Colon, Ashley and Erik
Melton, 5th-grade math teacher.

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Since copying is said to be 1 of the highest forms of flattery, Windermere Prep students donned
their own version of Headmaster Leigh Byron's signature bow tie recently in honor of his 50th
birthday. Lower School students each decorated their own cardboard tie to wear. Dr. Byron vis-
ited with each class that day and was serenaded with many choruses of 'Happy Birthday.' Pic-
tured are members of Jane Hickey's and Jeanne Kaszuba's Pre-K3 classes showing off their
creative bow ties and presenting the headmaster with birthday cards.


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,,Sparks and Evan Herring (from left) for placing in the African-American Inventor Essay Con-.
test, sponsored by the city of Ocoee. The contest was to promote diversity in the community.
iCornell received a $25 gift certificate to Wal-Mart and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.


Partners in Education
A big thank-you goes to
These Spring Lake Elementary
,Partners in Education fortheir
^donations and support during
fthe Spring Carnival and field
Days: Froggers/Frank's Place,
gift certificate; Burger King,
soda; Dunkin Donuts, gift cer-
til.cates: West Oaks Mall, AMC
theater passes and McDonald's
.certificates; Chili's, gift certifi-
,cates; Target, gift card; Wal-


Mart, cases of water and
Cokes; Publix, snacks and
cakes; and Fantastic Sams,
haircut.
Also, Auntie Anne's, pretzel
certificates; Big Daddy's Pizza,
pizza certificates; SaveRite, gift
card; Quizno's, case of chips;
Donato's, pizza certificates;
Super Saver Grocery, cakes
and snacks; Great Clips, hair-
cut; CiCi's, all-you-can-eat buf-
fet certificate; Olive Garden, gift


card; Goodyear Ocoee Tire,
cases of water; Hollywood
Video, free movie rentals;
Chick-fil-A, gift cards; and Sub-
way, gift cards.
Also, Little Cesar's, pizza cer-
tificate; Papa John's, pizza cer-
tificate; Carter Family Bowl,
free games; and Blimpie Subs,
sandwich certificates.
All of the proceeds for the
events will go to the school's
Save the Nurse Program.


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Class of 1995
The Class of 1995 at West
Orange High School is seeking
classmate information for, an
Aug. 20 reunion. Information
(full name, spouse's name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) can be e-mailed to
WOCLASSOF95 @ aol.com.
Classmates can also check out
the Web site at http://home-
town.aol.com/woclassof95/Reun
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WOHS Class of 1985
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Class of 1985 is planning its 20-
year reunion for Labor Day
weekend,.Sept. 2-3.
Classmates are asked to e-mail
their information (full name,
address, phone number and e-
mail address) to WestOr-
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Bob Williams and Lester Dabbs tour the new Ocoee High School with Mike Armbruster, princi-
pal. Dabbs was the 1st principal at West Orange High, and Williams was the last principal at
the old Ocoee High School 30 years ago when OHS changed to a junior high and students
entered WOHS for the 1st time.


Ocoee High School update


The city of Ocoee asked Citrus Elementary students to write an essay on an African-American
inventor and the impact the invention had on the lives of people. The winners were (l-r): Gian
Carlo Castillo (2nd place), Yuleisy Pereira (1st place) and Megan Shipman (3rd place). Each
won a balloon, certificate and a Wal-Mart gift card.


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Congratulations go to WOHS senior Jonathan Dawson, who
placed 1st in the annual Earl K. Wood Scholarship Speech
Contest, sponsored by the Conquerors Toastmaster's Club No.
1066 of Orlando. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help
him pursue a pre-med major at the University of South Florida
in the fall. He is pictured with Larry Bagwell, guidance coun-
selor.


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OCPS early-childhood
specialist honored
Peggy Greene, an early-child-
hood resource teacher for Orange
County Public Schools, is one of
the recipients of this year's Chil-
dren's Champion Award. She
oversees the Pre-K and kinder-
garten programs for the school
district, in which more than
11,000 children are enrolled.
The award is given by the Cen-
tral Florida Association for the
Education of Young Children to
individuals who diligently work
to improve the quality of life for
young children in the Central
Florida area and the state.
Greene started her career with
the school district as a teacher for
the hearing-impaired students.
For the past 15 years, the educa-
tor has been overseeing the Pre-K
and kindergarten programs.
"This is a wonderful honor,
and I accept this recognition on
behalf of all early-childhood edu-
cators," said Greene. "These are
very exciting times because there
is tremendous support for early
childhood education from deci-
sion-makers who are not educa-
tors but realize the importance of
educating young minds."
Greene, along with other recip-
ients of the Children's Champion
Award, was recognized during
the Board of Orange County
Commissioners' meeting April
12.




Good season
The Gotha Middle School girls
volleyball team played in the A
Division for its final game of the
season. The girls played hard all
season long.
Congratulations go to the team
for playing so well.



Lakeview High
Class of 1965
The Class of 1965 at
Lakeview High School is
holding its 40-year
reunion at the West
Orange Country Club this
Saturday, April 23. Any
class member interested in
attending should call Bob-'
bie Holland Joyce at 704-
786-4383.


By Mike Armbruster
principal

I want to start this week by
sharing one last reminder and an
update on cheerleading. The
reminder is for our initial PTSA
and School Advisory Council
meeting this Thursday, April 21.
The meeting will be in the West-
side Tech Media Center, located
at 955 E. Story Road in Winter
Garden.
We will meet as a PTSA from
6 to 7 p.m. and then as a SAC
Committee from 7 to 8. Feel free
to attend either or both meetings.
I am looking for interested par-
ents to step up and take leader-
ship positions with both groups.
As always, please contact Bar-
bara Schneider at 407-905-2026
if you are interested.
The update information is in
regard to the cheerleading infor-
mation we shared last week.
There are changes, so please
mark your calendars.,We will be
having the tryouts May 2, 4 and
5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the
Ocoee Middle School gym.
Final tryouts will be held May 6
from 5:30-8:30 p.m., also in the
OMS.gym. Tryouts will be open
to the public.
Be sure to have a completed
Orange County Public Schools
physical packet completed and
turned in to your current high
school. Please bring something
from that school showing this
information is current and has
been turned in, or you can even


bring the physical packet with
you to tryouts.
Please be dressed for cheer-
leading practice when you arrive
for tryouts. On May 6, the day of
the final tryouts, you will be
asked to wear the school colors
of black and gold.
A letter will go home on the
first day of tryouts giving infor-
mation about summer camp (to
be held June 9-12 for those cho-
sen for junior varsity and varsity
teams), cost and basic informa-
tion about cheering for Ocoee
High School.
On another note, I had the
honor of touring the school this
week with a couple of former
principals, Bob Williams and
Lester Dabbs. It was really
exciting for me because Bob
was the last principal of Ocoee
High School before it was
changed to a junior high 30
years ago, and Lester was the
first principal of West Orange
High School wheh it opened 30
years ago.
It seemed ironic in a small
way that I had last served as
principal of WOHS and am cur-
rently serving as the first princi-
pal of the new Ocoee High
School. It was a wonderful expe-
rience to hear their advice and to
feel like we were all part of the
same story started so long ago. It
was a great day for me.
Following that, I had the
opportunity to walk along with
some inspectors and Centex rep-
resentatives as they did a


walkover of the roofing. I will
tell you the workmanship has
.been well done and the problems
that 'were found were minimal
and easily fixed. It is exciting to
see how everyone is taking real
pride in creating a quality facili-
ty for our students.
The school is moving along
quickly, and the readiness of dif-
ferent areas is evident every day.
I do want to share that we will be
having an open house on Satur-
day, July 30, for everyone in the
community who would like to
visit the campus. It will run from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The city of Ocoee will be pro-
viding lunch in the middle of the
day until the food runs out.
Please mark your calendars to
make time for this tour. It will be
a great opportunity to see the
facility, whether you have chil-
dren attending or not.
As always, please feel free to
contact me at 407-905-2023 or
by e-mail at armbrum@ocps.net
if I can answer any questions
you may have about our commu-
nity school or visit our Web site
at http://www.ocoeehigh-
school.ocps.net.
Just a reminder: Please do not
enter the construction zone.
While the school is being built,
it is trespassing. However, feel
free to stop by Portable P at
Westside Tech on Story Road in
Winter Garden to look at the
plans. It is the portable on the
left side of the parking lot with
the black door.


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awarded to BMES was set aside by the SAC and faculty so very child would be able to get a
free book or use their $5 toward a higher-cost book. This was done to encourage the children
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 The West Orange Times 7B


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Dr. Kate Clark, Ocoee Middle School principal, treats students to an oral reading of the book
'Hoot'by Carl Hiaasen. The reading is part of OMS's before-school reading project where stu-
dents participate on a voluntary basis. In this book club, students enjoy hearing different mys-
tery readers each morning who model good reading skills as they all read the book together.
OMS thanks all its mystery readers and students for their participation in this special program.


The 2005 West Orange Chamber of Commerce SOAR Awards were presented to the students
at a ceremony'held at West Orange High. Pictured are (1-r): Stina D'Uva, Chamber president;
Jim Neumayer, Chamber chairman; Ann Whittle, sponsor, Trophies Unlimited; and Rob Maphis,
sponsor, James A. Cummings, General Contractors.


The Palm Lake Elementary School Spirit Store is packed every Friday with students buying
items to show their school spirit. The store carries pencils, erasers, 'scrunchies,' bookmarks,
jewelry, bags, pawprints and a host of other PLES signature items. Students try their best to
arrive early as the store is very popular and the lines are always long.


School Spirit Store
Every Friday is Spirit Day at
Palm Lake Elementary, and
from 8:15 to 8:35 a.m. the
School Spirit Store opens.
Students eagerly await this


time so they can buy school
supplies and items with the
PLES logo or the school col-
ors of blue and yellow.
The student who shows the
most school spirit on Fridays


is honored on the Bobcat
News.
The store is PTA-sponsored
and managed under the direc-
tion of Kara Lawrence and
Athena Staton.


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Recently the Lake County Blood Mobile arrived on the campus of Mon
teacher Candace Dietrich spent her lunchtime onboard the bus donating
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Students from the West Learning Community were honored for their achievements at the
SOAR Award ceremony.

West Orange Chamber of Commerce honors SOAR Award winners


Each year the education com-
mittee of the West Orange
Chamber of Commerce spon-
sors the SOAR (Students of
Achievement and Renown)
Awards Program for students in
the West Learning Community.
SOAR is an award of merit,
recognizing students who have
shown initiative, good citizen-
ship, commitment and personal
growth in the classroom.
The students were recently
recognized at a ceremony at
West Orange High. Each win-
ner received a bronze medal-
lion, sponsored by Trophies
Unlimited, and a $50 Savings
Bond, donated by James A.
Cummings Inc., General Con-
tractors.
Congratulations go to these


2005 SOAR Award recipients:
Christian Eleyssami, Bay
Meadows Elementary; Michael
Dodge, Chain of Lakes Middle;
Risharra Dyson, Clarcona Ele-
mentary; Cydney Albright, Dil-
lard Street Elementary; Rogerio
Junior, Dr. Phillips Elementary;
Robert Stecher, Dr. Phillips
High; Ashanti Baldwin, Eagle's
Nest Elementary; Jesse John-
son, Foundation Academy; and
Matthew Fergusson, Lake
Whitney Elementary.
Also, Alejandro Gracia-
Salas, Lakeview Middle; Alec
Benkovich, MetroWest Ele-
mentary; Ashley Harper, Oak-
land Avenue Charter; Samantha
Scime, Ocoee Elementary;
Michah Smith, Ocoee Middle;
Terrod Philpot, Olympia High;


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D'Lani Hodge, Pinewood Ele-
mentary; Elizabeth Schmidt,
Robinswood Middle; Danielle
Moldonado, Sadler Elemen-
tary: and Adityaa Ravi, Shingle
Creek Elementary,
Also, Fabiana Perez, South-
west Middle; Luis Parada,
Spring Lake Elementary; Tyler
Coons, Thornebrooke Elemen-
tary; Ashley Williams,
Tildenville Elementary; Brian
Woods, West Oaks Elementary;
Sindy Morales, West Orange
High; Bria Burris, Westridge
Middle; Jessica Vejar, William
Frangus Elementary; Sydney
Schuessler, Windermere Ele-
mentary; Faisal Lateef, Win-
dermere Prep; and Arielle Vol-
lenweider, Windy Ridge
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8B The West Orange Times Thursday, April 21, 2005


SPark

S -., (Continued from 1B)
painstaking detail to feel
like a naturally evolving
." .part of the area's histo-
'-. ry..
-, -- ', ... The five primary
objectives in Castle &
o Cooke's vision for Oak-
-land Park are tb capture
S,". the community spirit of
S ,, Oakland, and Winter
0- -Garden ,itilize the prin-
S -..ciples of traditional
neighborhood design
and green development,
A actively support the
restoration of Lake
'. Apopka, celebrate the
S West Orange Trail, and
s _, respect the historic
architectural patterns of

.,, Garden.
.The 750 homes will
have to adhere to dis-
S. tinct historical architec-
ture. Styles include
', f "."" :' .' ..Craftsman, Colonial
.. ', Revival, Coastal and
Jo i,,,. Victorian. Castle &
Cooke used Glatting
S,"Jackson Kercher Anglin
Lopez Rinehart Inc, as
master planner and Mor-
S" rissey Design Studio as
Architect.
../*" 'Because Oakland
Park is in two munici-
S. palities (two-thirds in
SWinter Garden.and one-
'" ,'. third in Oakland), the
developers are working
:U with the local govern-
.pi., ments on an interlocal
agreement to bring the
,-. .,services to residents
t" 4 t 5 without any feeling of
division.
." j Castle & Cooke, the
a developers of Keene'
Pointe near Winder-
4'- mere, and its affiliated
:. " r; companies have opera-
Stions in 24 states and it
j, o. owns 98 percent of the
Hawaiian island of
SLana'i. For more infor-
mation on Oakland
Park, visit www.oak-
ON E". 1 landparkl844.com
The West Orange Trail runs through the center of the develop- borhoods to the West Orange Trail and the Village Center, as
ment. Oakland Park will build a loop trail that connects the neigh- shown in this rendering.