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Health awareness
symposium Friday
at Dixon center
Winter Garden City Commis-
sioner Charlie Mae Wilder will
host the second part of her Com-
muniry Health Awareness Sym-
posium this Friday, March 9. The
free-event is from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the Mildred Dixon Ac-
rivity Center. 303 S. West Crown
Point Road.
The symposium will include
screenings, education and infor-
mation for a healthier communi-
ty. Refreshments will be served,'
and door prizes will be given.

Free health screening
March 9-10 at Sam's
Sam's Club. located at 7810
W. Colonial Drive near Ocoee,
will hold free health screenings for
cholesterol and diabetes this Fri-
day, March 9. and Saturday,
March 10.

Volunteers needed
at Health Central '
Health Central Hospital Aux-
iliary in Ocoee needs volunteers
from teens to retirees. People car-
ing for people are needed in a va-
riety of support positions in all
areas of the healthcare facility'.
Flexible hours are .v'ailable,
and orientation and training are
available. If you are interested in
joining the volunteer services,
call Paulina at 407-296-1148 for
details.

NEXT church
plans Skate Day
NEXT Community Church
and Ezekiel Ministries aite plan-
ning a Skate Day in' the Park. It
is set for Wednesday, Match 14.
at Speer Park. The church meets
Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at
the Oakland Meeting Hall,.

Library hosting
teen art contest
-All'branches 'of the Oranrge
County Library SN stem are host-
ing a teen art contest-for ages 13-.
18. All types of media are ac-
cepted, including, but not limit-
ed to, paintings., drawings. sculp-
ture.jewelry and graphic design.
The Best of Show. winner will
receive a $125 gift certificate for
Crealde School of Art;,and the
winners in each category will re-
ceive a gift certificate from Sam
Flax art store...
Winners will be announced at
a teen ait show March 29.: Pick up
an entry form at any .library lo-
cation .or print one from
wwwA.ocls. info 'ChildrenTeen.de-
fault.asp.
Deadline for entries is March
16. .

Holy Family to host
Touch-A-Truck event
The Holy Family Catholic
Women's Club is sponsoring a
charitable event this Saturday,.
March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on the church grounds. '
Children of all ages are invit-
ed to the Touch-A-Truck event.
Youngsters will be able to siir i
the driver's seat and explore the
world of trucks, including a fire
engine, ambulance, other emer-
gency vehicles , theme cars and
a \ variety of other vehicles.
Admission is $5 per child.
Adults 21 and older are free.
Food and refreshments will be
available for sale Proceeds form
the event will be donated to Holy
Family charities and other local
charities. For details, call 407-
876-4209 The church is located
at 5125 S. Apopka-Vmeland
Road. Orlando
Ivan Parker to appear
in concert at Ocoee
High this Saturday
hIan Paker. a gospel artist and
featured 'ocahst on the Bill and
Gloria Gaither Homecoming se-
ries, will present a concert this
Saturday. March 10, at 7.30 p m.
in the Ocoee High School audi-
torium.
The concert \ ill support the
Fuirst Baptist Church of Winder-
mere Compassion Mini'i\.
Tickets are $10 For more infor-
mation or to reserve tickets, call
Kent or Donnj at 4-107-877-9337


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Photo by Amy Quesinberry
.A crowd gathers to watch the lights come on and the confetti rain down during a ceremony at the Garden
Theatre in downtown Winter Garden at nightfall last Thursday. The new marquee was revealed and light-
ed, and guests could take a peek inside the theater. The grand opening is slated for March 1, 2008.


Winter Garden shares glimmer

of what's to come at theater


The Winter Garden Heritage Foun-
dation generated an electrifying event.
in the historic downtown district last
week as it lit the marquee of the Gar-
den Theatre for the first time in more
than 40 years. The lighting of the new
.marquee made official the city's
pledge "Live Theatre comes to Win-
ter Garden."
"The community turnout and en-
thusiasm for this event underscores
how important the Garden Theatre is
to the people of Winter Garden and
West Orange County," said John Mur-
phy, WGHF president.
The former single-screen theater is
being transformed into a showplace
for live theater, dance and music, cin-


ema viewings and various communi-
ty events and educational programs.
This will have an economic and cre-
ative impact on the West Orange com-
munity.
The unveiling marked the first of
many exciting visible advancements to6
come, with construction set. to wrap
this fall. The ceremony to reveal the
facade and marquee entertained a
number of government officials - in-
cluding Orange County Commissioner
Teresa Jacobs and Winter Garden
Mayor Jack Quesinberry - plus cul-
tural.leaders and supportive commu-
nity members.
Quesinberry drove up to the front
of the theater in his 1931 Model A,


Photo courtesy of Ocoee Police Department
Officer Tom Maroney instructs Russian police cadet Timofey Dergachev
in radar use during the cadets' visit to Ocoee last week.


Oakland Nature Preserve to host
birds of prey program this Saturday


Have you ever see a Cara-Cara up
close? This magnificent but rarely
seen bird of prey (native to Florida)
is just one of the birds to be shown at
Oakland Nature Preserve this Saturday,
March 10, at 11 a.m. in the am-
phitheater.
Doris Mager, who operates the non-
profit Save Our American Raptors
(SOAR), will be the guest speaker.
She travels around the country teach-
ing groups about the value of these
birds, including eagles, owls, hawks
and others.
She was widely known as the "Ea-
gle Lady" in Central Florida for many
years and was active in establishing


and operating the Audubon Birds of
Prey Center in Maitland.
ONP planned the program to show
appreciation to the supporters of the
preserve and to encourage anyone to
attend who is interested in volunteer-
ing to be a docent for even a few hours
a month.
The preserve was organized, de-
veloped and is being managed by ac-
tive volunteers. Construction of an
Environmental Education Center on-
site is scheduled to begin soon. The
center will help teach students and
adults about the restoration of Lake
Apopka and the ecology of Central
Florida.


and he and Jacobs spoke to the crowd
before flipping the switch that turned
on the marquee lights and threw con-
fetti into the nighttime air.
The unveiling also set the stage for
future events.
It was announced that the theater's
grand opening and dedication are set
for March 1, 2008, and a charity fund-
raiser is planned for May 12 of this
year.
"This project has been a dream for
so many in our community," Murphy
said. "Now it is finally coming true.
Unveiling the facade and lighting the
marquee were major milestones and a

(See Theatre, 3A)

Ocoee Police host
Russian cadets
On Monday of last week, the Ocoee
Police Department hosted 11 police
cadets and three administrators from
the Ministry of Internal Affairs Law
Academy in Volgograd, Russia. While
in Ocoee, the Russians learned about
night-patrol techniques, radar checks,
K9 units, crime prevention and neigh-
borhood watch programs.
The international visitors also par-
ticipated in ride-alongs with the Ocoee
officers during which they ran radar
and visited the 'security office at the
West Oaks Mall.
In addition, they attended the city's
Citizen Police Academy, where they
learned about municipal government
from Mayor Scott Vandergrift, who
had the Russians cadets act as elected
officials and department directors in a
staged City Commission meeting.
Last summer, three Ocoee police of-
ficers, Lt. Charlie Brown, Sgt. Stephen
McCosker and Officer Tom Maroney,
attended the study abroad program at
the Volgogrand Law Academy as part
of their graduate studies at the Uni-
versity of Central Florida.
As an extension of the study abroad
program, Russian police cadets visited
the Central Florida area last week and
learned first-hand about the American
law-enforcement system.
Building on partnerships with UCF,

(See Police, 2A)


- The town wants
to keep the land to
possibly extend
VanderLey Park.

By Amy Quesinberry

The Oakland Town Commission
has denied an applicant's request
for the town to vacate an 80-foot
by 170-foot strip of right-of-way
along North Brock Street. The com-
mission had tabled Larry Williams'


Meet the candidates

pages 11, 12 and 13A


Local elections are

Tuesday, March 13


-Voters will head to
the polls to pick elected
officials in the
municipalities of Ocoee,
Windermere and
Winter Garden.

By Mary Anne Swickerath

Three West Orange County mu-
nicipalities will hold local elections
this Tuesday, March 13. Ocoee resi-
dents will mark their ballots for may-
or in a citywide election. Windermere
residents will choose three Town
Council members from four candi-
dates, and Winter Garden has eight
candidates running for three City
Commission seats in district elections.
Oakland voters will not go to the
polls this month because the town
holds elections every other year.
In Ocoee, incumbent Scott Van-
dergrift and challenger Randy Free-
man are the candidates for mayor. City
commissioners Gary Hood of District
1 and Rusty Johnson of District 4 drew
no opponents and will, therefore, be-
gin new three-year terms.
The polling locations are the Jim
Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D.
Mims Road, for Precincts 1106 and
4106 and the Ocoee Community Cen-
ter, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, for
Precincts 2106 and 3106.
The Windermere town election bal-
lot will list four candidates for the
three open council seats and 17 ques-
tions to amend the Town Charter. The


two-year terms of Genevieve Potthast,
Robert Sprick and Stephen Withers
are expiring, and only Sprick is seek-
ing re-election. The challengers are
Dennis Brabec, John Briggs and Burns
Hovey.
In this open election, the candidates
with the three highest vote tallies will


Early voting
available through
March 10
Early voting for the local
elections is available at the Su-
pervisor of Elections office,
119 W. Kaley St., Orlando,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through
this Saturday, March 10.


take office.
In addition, there will be 17 pro-
posed Town Charter amendments on
a long ballot to be considered.
Some of the amendments deal with
revisions to cleanup language in var-
ious sections of the outdated Town
Charter document.
Other amendments, if adopted,
could make significant changes, in-
cluding increasing the council make-
up by two members, including a vot-
ing mayor.
Another revision could prohibit the
Town Council from selling or other-
wise disposing of specific town-
owned property without a referendum.
Also being considered is a revision


(See Voting, 3A)


Photo by Michael Laval
Fowler Groves beginning to blossom
The first of 12 citrus labels measuring 7 by 7 feet were placed on build-
ings last Friday at the Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves shop-
ping center off County Road 535. The labels, created by Sue Thomp-
son, are designed to commemorate the final harvest at Fowler Groves.
For more photos, see 19A.


request at its Feb. 13 meeting so
elected officials and staff could
study the town's options for this
piece of property before giving half
of it away.
When a municipality vacates a
right-of-way, the piece of property
is divided between the property
owners on either side of the land. In
this case, the town would have as-
sumed the west 40 feet of the plat-
ted-but-unused roadway from East
Gulley Avenue to the West Orange
Trail and Williams would have
been given the east 40.


Williams said he wants to build
two 3,000-square-foot single-fam-
ily homes on this and an adjoining
piece of property and cannot con-
struct both without the extra land.
He said the town would benefit
from the extra $8,500 in annual tax
revenues the vacation would gen-
erate.
The commission - which toyed
with the idea of adding parking to
VanderLey Park - was concerned
about the eight decades-old oak

(See Oakland, 3A)


I'


Oakland denies vacation request









2A The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


Obituaries


MARIA F. ACOSTA, 82, Winter Gar-
den, died March 27. A Community Fu-
neral Home & Sunset Cremations, Or-
lando.
MARY K. ADAMS, 90, Winter Gar-
den, died Wednesday, Feb. 28. Sur-
vivors: sisters, Beryl Firkins, Cape
Canaveral, Pauline Sloan, Gulf Ham-
mock; sister-in-law, Vadie Kilgore,
Winter Garden; several nieces and
nephews. Woodlawn Memorial Park.
RUTH E. BARTHOLOMEW, 83,
Ocoee, died Feb. 25. Collison Carey
Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
LILLIE BELLE BOWERS, 78, Sam-
son, Ala., died Feb. 27. She was born
in 1928 in Walton County. She was
co-owner of Bowers Furniture & Ap-
pliance Inc. She was predeceased by
2 brothers, James Moore and Johnny
Moore. Survivors: husband of 62
years, Clifton Cleo Bowers; sons,
Floyd (and Jan), Edgar, all of Ocoee,
J.C. (and Debbie), Samson, Tim (and
Amy), Andalusia, Ala.; sister, Gladys
(and Gary) White, Orlando; 13 grand-
children; 20 great-grandchildren. Sor-
rels Funeral Home of Geneva; Reece
Baptist Church Cemetery.
YOLANDA DERIENZO, 89, Winter
Garden, died Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Collison Family Funeral Home & Cre-
matory, Howell Branch Chapel, Winter
Park.
ARCOT JAMBULINGAM
GORINDARAJ, 76, Windermere, died
Feb. 25. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral
Home, Lake Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.
CONNIE M. MESCAVAGE, 87,
Gotha, died Friday, March 2. Baldwin-
Fairchild Funeral Home, Oaklawn
Chapel, Sanford.
ANDREW LEE PENNY SR., 59, San-
ford, died Feb. 21 of cancer. Michael
Floyd Funeral Home, Clermont.
JESSE BASIL PETRO, 84, Apopka,
died Feb. 26 of cancer. He was born
in Spencer, Ind., in 1923, grew up in
Brown County, Ind., and moved to the
Central Florida area from the Bloom-
ington/Indianapolis area in 1968. He
was an electrician, working for Par
Electric, and trained several family
members in the trade. He retired from
the Orange County school system. He


was a U.S. Army veteran and worked
in the communications field during
World War II. He was a member of
AARP and the VFW. Survivors: wife
of 65 years, Mable "Louise" Petro;
sons, Dan, Ocoee, Ron (and Sharon),
Tennessee; daughters, Betty (and Ed)
Clinton, Deb Shupe, Terri (and Angel)
Monge, all of Apopka, Pat (and Harold)
Hillenburg, Orlando, Sandee (and
Ralph) Badger, Helena, Mont., Con-
nie (and Dale) Chisena, Ocoee,
Michelle Vaughn, Chicago, Ill.; sister,
Dorothy Bradley, Indianapolis; 24
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews in the In-
dianapolis area. Memorial donations
can be made to Hospice of the Com-
forter Red Team in Altamonte Springs
or the VFW. Loomis Family Funeral
Home, Apopka.
DENNIS R. ROBERTSON, 63, Win-
dermere, died Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Memorial donations can be made to
the Give Kids the World Foundation.
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Win-
ter Garden.
PAUL SANDERS, 46, Palm Coast,
died Feb. 22. He was born in 1941 in
Gotha and
grew up in
Windermere.
After serving
in the U.S.
Army, his ca-
reer in manu-
facturing man-
agement took
him from Or- >
lando to Hous- . .
ton, the
Philadelphia
area,
Gainesville and Palm Coast, where he
retired as a small-business owner in
2006. He loved to travel and had vis-
ited many overseas countries, as well
as many states of the Americas. He
was preceded in death by his parents,
Richard and Etta,Sanders, a sister,
Edna Chastain, and a brother, Sam
Sanders. Survivors: wife, Laurie Fer-
guson Sanders; sons, Patrick, Boiling
Springs, N.C., Stuart, Gastonia, N.C.;
daughters, Denise (and Daniel)
Mitchem, Gastonia, Cassandra (and
David) Adkins, Apopka, Suzanne (and
. Owen) Cumisky, Statesville, N.C.;
stepsons, John, Christian (and
Wendy), all of Pennsylvania; brothers,
Herman, Orlando, Edward "Buck" (and


Gladys), Windermere, Lawrence (and
Maxine, Wesley (and Nancy), all of
Winter Garden; sisters, Helen Powell,
Adele Jackson, both of Winter Gar-
den; Mattie (and Don) Dampier, Cler-
mont, Lorene (and Alton) Jones,
Whigham, Ga.; 11 grandchildren;
brother- and sister-in-law, Glover T.
(and Kathy) Ferguson, Coronado,
Calif. Memorial donations can be
made to The Nature Conservancy,
4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Ar-
lington, Va. 22203; 800-628-6860.
DOROTHY HULL "DOT" SHAW, 80,
Oakland, died Wednesday, Feb. 28.
She was born
in 1926. She
was a florist
and a member
of Oakland
Presbyterian
Church and Sue .
the Winter
Garden Lions . G i,
Club Auxiliary.
She enjoyed .
basket weav- .
ing and was a
blue-ribbon
quilt maker at the Central Florida Fair.
She was a graduate of Lakeview High
School. She was preceded in death
by her daughter, Elizabeth Stotler, and
a. brother, Horace S. "Buck" Hull;
daughters, Marcia W. (and Tony)
Geraci, Sue Durrance, all of Oakland;
brother, Robert H. Hull, Palm Beach;
stepbrother, Tracy Hull; grandchildren,
Albert Geraci, Nicholas Geraci,
Thomas Durrance, William Durrance,
Michael Stotler, Amy Stotler; 4 great-
grandchildren. Memorial donations
can be made to Oakland Presbyterian
Church. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral
Home, Winter Garden.
LORENE ROWLAND TAYLOR, 69,
Sanford, died Friday, March 2. She
was born in Groveland and grew up
in Winter Garden. She was a cosme-
tologist for Walgreen's in Sanford. Sur-
vivors: sons, Cliff Jr., Sanford, Doug
(and Darlene), Clover, S.C., Robert,
Dade City; sisters, Josephine Irving,
Cocoa, Dorene Ward, Eustis, Fran
King, Sanford; 3 grandchildren. Colli-
son Family Funeral Homes & Crema-
tory, Sanford.
FRANK VALLONE JR., 61, Ocoee,
died Wednesday, Feb. 28. Orlando
Direct Cremation Service.


Oakland police report
The Oakland Police Department
provided the following monthly
activity report for February. There
were 15 criminal reports, 3 non-
criminal reports and 10 traffic
crash reports.
Traffic activity reports - to-
tal traffic citations, 123; warnings
issued, 53. This includes driving
with a suspended license (26),
driving with no license (4), run-
ning a red light (15), running a stop


sign (3), tag violations (6), un-
lawful speeding (10) and failure
to obey a traffic control device
(26).
Arrest activity reports - This
includes driving without a license
(1), driving with a suspended li-
cense (1) and distributing co-
caine/marijuana (1).
Non-arrest reports - This in-
cludes armed robbery (1), at-
tempted suicide (1), Baker Act (1),
burglary to an occupied dwelling
(1) and petit theft (1).


Susan Jackson elected vice chair of PCAN


Susan Jackson, senior vice presi-
dent of Health Central, was recently
voted vice chair for Primary Care Ac-
cess Network (PCAN), a collabora-
tion among Orange County Govern-
ment, primary healthcare centers,
community agencies, hospitals and
other social services. The term is for
two years.
Jackson has been a member of
PCAN for seven years since the in-
ception of the organization. The vice
chair serves on the executive com-
mittee to help guide strategic deci-
sions for PCAN and serves as chair
when needed.
Currently, Jackson is responsible
for nursing services, ER, pharmacy
patient satisfaction, risk management,
JCAHO preparation and quality im-
provement initiatives at Health Cen-
tral.
PCAN's mission is to find a medi-
cal home for everyone in Orange
County and to make healthcare avail-
able to everyone in the community.
Jackson said: "The eight Primary
Care Access Network clinics offer a
medical home for anyone, and this

Counseling offered at Health
For more than four years, Lakeside
Behavioral Healthcare has provided
individual and family counseling, as
well as various psycho-educational
classes, to people who reside in and
around the Winter Garden area.
The classes are mainly offered in
Ocoee Middle and Ocoee and West
Orange high schools and address
anger management, social skills and
self-esteem.
Lakeside serves all age groups, and
the main purpose of providing ser-
vices in the West Orange community


SUSAN JACKSON


continues to decrease the dependency
by patients without a medical home
in the ER. PCAN wants to continue
to expand clinics and services, and
this position will further help align
our strategic vision and mission of
Health Central."

Alliance Family Care Center
is to provide equal opportunity for in-
dividuals who suffer from mental
health issues. There is no fee for the
uninsured, and Lakeside also accepts
various health insurance plans.
Lakeside is located in the Health
Alliance Family Care Center, 1210 E.
Plant St. and is open Monday-Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People can
initiate counseling services by calling
the office at 407-877-4303 or 407-
877-4307. No referral is needed.
For additional information, visit
www.HealthAllianceOnline.org.


OFD weekly report
The Ocoee Fire Department re-
sponded to 90 calls for assistance
during the period of Feb. 23-28:
Fire-4
EMS-59
Vehicle accidents-7
Hazardous materials-1
Public service-15
False alarms-4
City calls-78
County calls-7
Winter Garden-3
Windermere calls-2.


Free health checks at-
Ocoee Community -
Center this month ;
On Tuesday, March 20, starting a(
noon, a health fair will be held inI th
Ocoee Community Center. A doctt
will speak on protecting one's hearing.
Free hearing tests and blood pressure
checks will be held .
On Tuesday, March 27, a visitingg
nurse will return for free blood pre.
sure checks. Every Tuesday thereafter.
starting at noon, free blood pressure .
checks will be conducted, along witri
occasional health fairs as a\ ailable.'-
This service is being offered
through the Parks and Recreation Del;
apartment for the ciit of Ocoee, an4.
all are welcome to take ad\ antage qo
this free service.
For more information. call Caiol*v
Bloom at 407-905-3182 *


Free immunizations
at Health Alliance
Family Care Center
Free routine childhood immu-
nizations are provided to children 18
and under, as well as free meningi=.
tis shots for high school students, at
the Health Alliance Family Car'
Center, 1210 E. Plant St. in Winte,
Garden (Community Service En-"
trance).
No appointment is needed, and th
hours are 7:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:3
p.m. Monday through Thursday an
7:30-11 a.m. on Friday. Parents
guardians must bring the child's sho
record and Social Security card.
For more information, visit thip
Health Alliance Web site r
www.HealthAllianceOnline.org. t


The Russian visitors hosted by the Ocoee Police Department last week learned about U.S. municipal gov-
ernment at City Hall: (1-r, front) Dr. Anatoly Nikonov, Roman Varavkin, Oleg Zenchenko, Ocoee Police Chief
Ron Reffett, Timofey Dergachev and Officer Dewey Mullan and (middle) Officer Tom Maroney, Officer Tim
Allen, YuliaTrofimova, Ekaterina Fortuna, Tatiana Pugacheva, Alena Lchanskaya, Anastasia Selivanova,
Margarita Voronova and OfficerSean Walsh and (back) Officer Colby Julian, Lt. Charlie Brown, Dr. Natalia
Khodyakova, Lt. James Como, Dr. Yury Chicherin, Sgt. Stephen McCosker, Ilya Lesnikov, Sergey Glebov
and Officer Paul Vega.


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Police (Continued from front page)


such as the college intern program, the
Ocoee Police Department sought to re-
turn the hospitality extended by the


Volgograd Law Academy to the Ocoee
officers during their visit in the summer
of 2006.


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the quality of lilc in o r t,-r n.
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,chiton: that arc not ala. po pular. It means Ilooking for" ard,
not back. It al rcnquirt: nc, lea ders Th.1 i: i ,h, I'm making for
\our support
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d elto.prent. jfe trcets, hbctn r schl- , and god ihr,,ad. . 1hinkling
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 3A


Schools will not be merged or closed, says Blocker


Orange County Public Schools
Superintendent Ron Blocker said at
a press conference Monday that he
will not recommend the School
Board merge or close any schools
to satisfy a federal court-imposed
desegregation order.
"This was an exercise staff took
up with its legal counsel and pre-
sented to the School Board, in the
sunshine, back in October," said
Blocker.
"We wanted to see if merging
small schools could facilitate our fil-
ing for unitary status."
It was determined there would
- be no significant contribution to


the district's unitary status stand-
ing in relation to the desegregation
order.
Twenty-one schools with small
enrollments in low-growth areas
of Orange County were considered
as part of the analysis. The district
examined multiple scenarios to
merge the small schools into slight-
ly larger schools and facilitate its fil-
ing for unitary status.
"We could not find any combi-
nations' of small schools that, if
merged, would significantly im-
prove their diverstiy, more specif-
ically, a mix of African-American
and white students as required by


the court order," said Blocker.
"I also want to emphasize that,
going forward, we will continue to
analyze all schools in the building
program to see what efficiencies
can be achieved."
To achieve unitary status Orange
County must demonstrate the ab-
sence of discrimination of six crit-
ical areas: student assignment, fac-
ulty, transportation, facilities, ex-
tra-curricular activities and educa-
tional programs.
The superintendent planned to
make his recommendation to the
School Board at a work session this
week.


WOHS Warrior Band going to Chicago

to play in the St. Patrick's Day Parade


By Mindy Carstensen
West Orange Times intern

Having fund-raisers, making month-
ly payments, attending after-school re-
hearsals - the West Orange High
School Warrior Band is getting ready
for its trip to Chicago.
The band has participated in high-
profile parades and events over the
years, including the Macy's Thanks-
giving Day Parade in New York City
(1992), the Cherry Blossom Festival
Parade in Washington, D.C., (2001)
and its latest trip, the Hollywood
Christmas Parade (2005).
This year, the band is traveling all
the way to the Windy City to take part
in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Some 500,000 people turn out to see
this parade with its St. Paddy's Day-
themed floats. They even dye the
Chicago River green on the day of the
parade.
The band members and chaperones
will leave WOHS next Thursday,
March 15, on three well-filled buses


and will return Tuesday, March 20.
The drive to Chicago will mean a
long time on the bus, but most of the
students aren't complaining. In fact,
some of them are looking forward to the
road trip the most.
"I'm excited about everything we're
going to do in Chicago, but I especially
think the ride there will be the most
memorable," said senior drum major
Emily Jackson.
After arriving in Chicago, the band
members will experience the hit Broad-
way show Wicked, a performance by
Blue Man Group, a tour of the Field
Museum and a dinner cruise on Lake
Michigan.
In addition, the band will indulge in
some authentic deep-dish Chicago piz-
za at the famous Gino's East Pizzeria.
But all good things come with a
price.
This particular trip is estimated to
cost more than $700 per person. As a
team, the young musicians insist on
helping those who wish to participate
in the trip but are unable to do so be-


A 'photo opportunity brought together some residents who attended the Winter Garden Theatre when it
originally operated decades ago. Also pictured are Alauna McMillen (front left) and Becky Stafford (3rd
frbm left) of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.


/ ry visible progress report to the com- er.
r unityy" "The Winter Garden Heritage Foun-
[The foundation's capital campaign dation is truly grateful to all of our fund-
has inspired a groundswell of support ing groups and individual donors,"
fipm the community and has raised $2.1 Murphy said.
million of its $2.8 million goal. Key to To aid the foundation and the theater
r aching this goal, according to foun- in reaching the campaign goal or to par-
d ition officials, is. the continued out- ticipate in the upcoming event,'contact
p during of support from the communi- Alauna McMillen, general manager, at
t and the success of the May fund-rais- 407-401-8660 or alauna@wghf.org.


SOt ing (Continued from front page)

that requires a referendum for an- The three precincts are Tanner Hall
nexations and a super majority vote at 29 W. Garden Ave, for District 2
for rezoning changes. (Precinct 2103), Winter Garden Se-
The charter revision can be viewed nior Center (former Winter Garden
a the town Web site at Library) at 1 E. Cypress St. for Dis-
vwww.town.windermere.fl.us. trict 3 (Precinct 3103) and Stoney-
IAll voting for Windermere's brook West Golf Club at 15501
larch 13 election will take place at Towne Commons Blvd. (Precinct
Town Hall. 4103),
Winter Garden has the most can- If a runoff election is needed, it
d dates vying for the District 2, 3 and will be held Tuesday, April 10.
4 seats. In District 2, incumbent Theo The polls in all three municipali-
Sraham and Bob Buchanan are the ties will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
choices. In District 3, the candidates Voters will be asked to show both
a e incumbent Commissioner Char- photo and signature identification.
lip Mae Wilder and Harold Bouler. Early voting is available at the Su-
Te District 4 race candidates are in- pervisor of Elections office, 119 W.
cuembent Colin Sharman, Jim Gusti- Kaley St., Orlando, from 8 a.m. to 4
n , Don Miller and former Commis- p.m. through this Saturday, March
sooner Rod Reynolds. 10.

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This theater, once called the Winter
Garden Theatre II, was built in 1935
after a fire from a furnace defect de-
stroyed the original theater, located next
door, the year before. When the new
theater opened 72 years ago, admission
was 35 cents for adults and 9 cents for
children. To keep the patrons cool in
the summertime, large fans blew air
over chunks of ice.


Shortcakes to compete in Texas


- The barbershop
quartet, made up of
female high school
students, is raising
money for the trip.

Two years ago, four girls had a
dream - to become a champion bar-
bershop quartet.
"We simply fell in love with this
music the first time we heart it," said
Joy Pici.
That dream is becoming a reality
as the four high school juniors, known
as The Shortcakes, have won second
place in the state's Young Women in
Harmony barbershop quartet contest.
They have also qualified as one of the
top 20 quartets in the world and will
be competing for the international ti-


Oakland
trees that run through the center of the
right-of-way. A gully that is impor-
tant for proper drainage also lies on
the western half of the land. Williams
suggested the town could keep the
trees and gully and shift parking to
the west end of the park.
"We would be willing to pay for
this piece of property,". Williams
said, "but we can't because of the
nature of the beast."
Town Planner Roland Magyar said
staff recommended vacating the
right-of-way, saying "there's no val-
ue in this land" as a through road-
way because there's a house on the
other side of the West Orange Trail.
But the commission, not wanting
to give up town-owned land and then
later regret it, voted 4-1 against the
vacation (with Mayor Kathy Stark
voting in favor of vacating).
In other business, the elected of-
ficials:
* discussed creating an ethics pol-
icy that would spell out rules on cam-
paign fund limits, advance disclo-
sure and accepting gifts from ven-
dors. The commission agreed to set
the limit for campaign contributions
at $100 per individual.
* held the second reading and pub-
lic hearing on the annexation of ap-
proximately 13 acres from unincor-
porated Orange County. The prop-
erty is south of Lake Apopka and
west of Hull Island Drive.
* received word from Town Man-
ager Maureen Rischitelli that she will
attend a meeting in Palatka on March
13 to present the town's position re-
garding withdrawals from Lake


tle in San Antonio, Texas, in July.
All they need now is the financial
support to get there.
During the competition, the group
wowed the judges with its perfor-
mance of "Puttin' on the Ritz," which
incorporates a tap routine with the
barbershop style. The audience was
mesmerized by the girls' harmonies
and gave a rousing standing ovation
as they sang "A Dream is a Wish
Your Heart Makes."
Hailing from Ocoee, Winter Garden,
Orlando and Windermere, Joi
Marchetti, Meredith Rhein, Nikki
Allen and Pici were introduced to bar-
bershop by their music instructor,
Dawn Pici, who operates a voice and
piano studio in Ocoee.
"I couldn't have done it without the
help of Nancy Davis and the Sound of
Sunshine Show Chorus," said Dawn


Apopka. The town is vehemently op-
posed to this practice, which has
been proposed by several surround-
ing municipalities.
* heard from Commissioner Joseph


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Pici. "They have opened their arms-
to us and helped us every step of the
way."
The Sound of Sunshine is a Sweet>
Adeline choir that meets Thursday,
evenings, at St. Paul's church in
Ocoee.
The Shortcakes love to sing and
have logged hundreds of communi-
ty service hours as they provided
many charity concerts in the area,
singing for Hospice of the Comforter,-
churches and schools. They also sang-
during the holiday season.
The girls are working hard to raise,
the money to go to San Antonio and
are also accepting tax-deductible do-
nations through their non-profit or-.
ganization The Shortcakes Inc.
For more information, contact;
Dawn Pici at 407-947-2591 or
dawn@YourStepBeyond.com.


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festival Saturday, June 16, to incor-
porate all aspects of the arts, in-
cluding visual, musical and dramat-
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cause of financial issues. By holding car
washes and selling scratch-off cards, the
dedicated members of the band collect
funds so everyone can go.
Band Director David Laniewski,.
who has been with the Warrior Band for
21 years, is a native Chicagoan. He is,
positive this excitement-filled trip will
be a thrill for the teen-agers.
"I'm eager for my students to expe-
rience the sights and sounds of Chica-'
go, particularly thie breathtaking view.
from the Sears Tower," he said.
Junior drum major Dean Wagman-
is specifically looking forward to the-
food that Chicago has to offer; and
Meredith Hiatt, also a junior, expects
the Broadway show Wicked to be the,
highlight of her excursion.
Without a doubt, the journey to
Chicago will provide endless memories
for the members of the Warrior Band.'
Most students would probably agree'
with drum major Ricky Rodriquez, a se-
nior, when he said, "Chicago will be one,
of the many experiences that make;
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4A The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


Opinion


Only one race is on the ballot in Ocoee's city-
,wide election Tuesday. Incumbent Scott Van-
dergrift and challenger Randy Freeman are vy-
ing for a three-year term as mayor.
While we know that Mayor Vandergrift' s ded-
ication to Ocoee is deep and heartfelt and that
he has devoted much of his time participating in
'community events and county meetings and re-
sponding to citizens' concerns over the last 15
years, we feel Freeman would bring sound new
ideas and a business-like approach to the job as
mayor of a fast-growing city.
Like Vandergrift, Freeman is an Ocoee na-
tive who loves his community. He is a well-ed-


Vote Buchanan, Bouler and
The election process in Winter Garden is much
quieter than the emotionally charged elections
over the past few years. As quiet as it has been,
though, residents should not discount its im-
portance and should get out and vote.
Theo Graham is running for re-election to his
-seat in District 2, which he has been elected to
10 times. He has done an admirable job repre-
senting his constituents during his 20 non-con-
:secutive years of service, but as the city con-
tinues to change, now is the time for a change
in District 2. Bob Buchanan, who sits on the
'Winter Garden Planning and Zoning Board, will
be a strong independent voice on the commis-
sion. Winter Garden is in a transition and needs
new representation.
We commend incumbent Charlie Mae Wilder
for fulfilling the late Mildred Dixon's term as Dis-
trict 3 commissioner and for her years of ser-
vice to Winter Garden. Candidate Harold Bouler
has a refreshing proactive approach to repre-
senting District 3. Traditionally, the district has
been focused on the "East Winter Garden" com-
munity; but, as candidate Bouler points out, the
district is much more than the one community.
In East Winter Garden, Bouler has hopes of get-
ting residents more involved with the city.
r' The District 4 race has four candidates vying


ucated attorney and businessman who is artic-
ulate (having been a debating team captain at
the University of Florida) and has a clear sense
of how Ocoee should progress in the near future.
One of his best ideas is the construction of a
YMCA in northwest Ocoee. He is also strong-
ly in favor of attracting more commercial de-
velopment into the city, including good restau-
rants, and he thinks there needs to be more at-
tention paid to improving the infrastructure in
older sections of the city.
In short, we feel Freeman would offer a vi-
sion for Ocoee's future, as well as profession-
al leadership.


Sharman in Winter Garden
to represent the large southern area of Winter Gar-
den: Colin Sharman, Jim Gustino, Don Miller
and Rod Reynolds. Both Sharman and Gustino
are deserving of consideration.
Sharman has a done an effective job, getting
involved in the city of Winter Garden and rep-
resenting the district where he lives - which is
made up of mostly residents south of Highway
50. When Sharman, as a member of the Planning
and Zoning Board, unsuccessfully ran for may-
or last year, we said he would be an obvious
candidate for District 4 this year. Soon after that
election, Sharman was chosen to serve the re-
mainder of Carol Nichols' term on the City
Commission, and he has done his job without
bringing an agenda to it. Gustino shows much
promise as a strong leader in Winter Garden;
but, as a newcomer, he might be a stronger can-
didate in the future. Sharman deserves to be
elected to a full term and continue to work for
his district.
Former Commissioner Rod Reynolds, who
does not live in District 4, doesn't deserve a
vote. His campaign literature is filled with so
much sensational misinformation that his mo-
tives for running should be questioned.
We reconimend voting for Buchanan, Bouler
and Sharman.


In Windermere, choose Sprick, Briggs and Hovey;
study all charter amendments carefully,
reject Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 14


Windermere's quiet, small-town election pro-
cess has returned. There are few, if any cam-
paign signs -'a sharp contrast to 2005 and 2006.
Ironically, this low-key election is very signifi-
cant not only for the Town Council election but
'also because voters are being asked to adopt a
complete Town Charter revision.
With slightly more than 2,400 residents and
1,500 registered voters, the town is fortunate to
have four established and qualified residents
volunteering to serve on the Town Council.
We believe incumbent Robert Sprick and new-
comers Burns Hovey and John Briggs are the
best choices.
Sprick and Briggs are both attorneys, which
should be good additions for a town that has
been embroiled in several recent legal disputes.
During his time on the council, Sprick has
shown himself to be an independent thinker. He
often votes alone but always votes after thought-
ful consideration of the issues and parties in-
volved.
Briggs' expertise as a mediator is a bonus.
Hovey, a contractor and a recent addition to the
Development Review Board, should add insight
as the Main Street Shoppes downtown project
moves forward.
Of the four candidates, which include former
Council Member Dennis Brabec, the best choic-
es are Briggs, Hovey and Sprick.
On the larger ballot issue, the 17 Town Char-
ter questions, voters should ponder these care-
fully.
The Town Council adopted the ballot language
for the charter amendments, but they were not all
unanimously adopted. Similarly, the Charter Re-
view Commission that brought the original
changes forward also did not unanimously ap-
prove its report.
The Windermere Town Charter is being to-
tally revised and will serve as the town's new
constitution. Voters should digest the document
completely before entering the voting booth.


Even though the ballot is long, the informa-
tion has been condensed and we encourage all vot-
ers to review the actual Town Charter document
and its revised language on the town Website at
www.town.windermere.fl.us and to review a
sample ballot on the Supervisor of Elections
Web site before going to the polls.
Amendment No. 2 is the most objectionable,
in our opinion.
This item takes generally accepted powers
from the elected officials and requires a refer-
endum to sell or convey certain real property in
town and also requires special voting procedures
for voluntary annexations. This will create a
costly and burdensome process to handle nor-
mal government functions. Approval of this item
instantly implies distrust of the elected officials.
We also recommend a "no" vote on Amend-
ment 3 to expand the council to seven members
with a voting mayor. While Windermere is for-
tunate to have many well-qualified citizens, the
town is far too small to require seven individu-
als to make decisions.
Amendments 5 and 6 not only clarify but also
limit the powers of the town manager by re-
quiring Town Council approval for hiring and fir-
ing town staff. The Town Council should allow
the manager to supervise and choose the de-
partment heads and town clerk. There is too
much work to be done for the council to micro-
manage the office' staff.
Amendment 14 would require a super-major-
ity vote rather than a simple majority vote of the
council to approve rezoning changes. This is just
another attempt to constrain the powers of the
elected officials.
Decisions at the polls next week will signifi-
cantly affect Windermere's future. Don't vote
"yes" on all the amendments assuming they are
all for the good of the town. Do your own re-
search. Take time, consider the amendments
carefully before you answer "yes." But what-
ever your choices are - vote.


.- Reader opinions

Letters to the editor


Former mayor recommends voters say 'No'
to several Windermere Charter amendments'
Dear Editor: Bernier. This misplaced mistrust has been demo -
strated in the past by a haphazard attempt to fire the town
As a former Windermere town council member, may- manager, without proper notice at a town meeting. i
or and member of the five-member Charter Review Section 14: This proposal requires a 70 percent vote
Commission that drafted many, but not all, of the pro- of Town Council for rezoning. The Town Council has
posed amendments, I must urge voters to reject many operated by majority rule for its entire history. RPe-
provisions of the proposed Charter Amendments. quiring more than two-thirds vote for rezoning is un-
Unfortunately, the Town Council's efforts to limit the reasonable.
town via constitutional mandates are misguided, as Section 15: Variances will be constitutionally man-
follows: dated only due to "extraordinary hardships" as an ex-
Section 2: This proposal prohibits any conveyance ception from "strict compliance" where "substantial
of town property without a referendum. justice" and "public interest" are secured. The Town
This proposal is a knee-jerk reaction based upon a pro- Council seeks to create an impossible standard to ob-
posed sale of Lake Down property to lakefront own- tain variances. For years, the Town Council has relied
ers. The proposal further demonstrates a lack of trust upon the Development Review Board and its fornrler
in the elected Town Council and would result in an chairman, Charlie True, to guide the town in regard :to
unwieldy and unnecessary referendum process. There variance issues. Unfortunately, this Town Council fir~d
may be times in the future when the town would like Charlie True as the chairman of the Development Re-
to trade out property for drainage purposes and could view Board, without proper notice to either the togn,
not do so without a time-consuming and costly refer- or to Charlie True, a 22-year volunteer in the position.
endum. In my opinion, these proposed Charter Amendmerts
Section 3: This proposal expands the Town Council are inappropriate and are an attempt to "preserve Wi -
from five council members to seven. More is not bet- dermere" and to prevent any change in the commu i-
ter. A larger body will only create more bureaucracy ty. Community change, if any, should be done through
in governing this town of 2,400 people. The town has a properly elected Town Council and not through
enough difficulty getting five people to run for office, amendments to the Town Charter. A charter shouj1d
much less seven. only be a guideline. Governance by the Town Coun-
Section 5: This proposal mandates Town Council cil provides more flexibility such that the Town Coun-
approval for the appointment and removal of all de- cil's hands will not be tied by an inflexible charter,
apartments heads and the town clerk. This proposal is which will take months or years to amend.
contrary to our strong-town-manager form of govern- .
ment and is an offshoot of the unjustified mistrust this Former Mayor Bill Osborne
present council has for our town manager, Cecilia Windermere


State Rep. Nelson highlights 2 river events


Editor:

The Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run are two of
our area's most unique and enjoyable natural resources,
and a series of events this month will highlight the riv-
er and our other local treasures of nature.
The second Wekiva RiverFest, presented by the
Friends of the Wekiva River, will bring together a num-
ber of environmental groups, artists and authors to cel-
ebrate the federally designated "Wild and Scenic Riv-
er."
The event, which will be held at Wekiwa Springs
State Park in Longwood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sat-
urday, March 10, will include hikes, pontoon boat rides
and food and entertainment for the family.
Additionally, you can check out displays from nature
artists and authors and the kids can enjoy crafts and oth-
er projects centered on the Wekiva River.
Also on that day, Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apop-
ka will present Conservation Day at its store just off
U.S. Highway 441.
Attendees can learn about the local environment from
displays from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, the Department of Environmental
Protection, the St. John's River Water Management Dis-
trict and more.
Conservation Day will also include a workshop on
digiscoping by Leica Camera and a clinic, "Hook Kids


on Fishing," presented by Coastal Angler magazine.'
Just two weeks later, in association with the Friends
of the Wekiva and the Apopka Rotary Club, my office
will be coordinating a river cleanup on Saturday, March
24. i
The cleanup will be divided into two working groups
- one will leave from King's Landing and the other
from the Wekiva Marina - and we will be leaving at
8:30 a.m.
At 12:30, the two groups will meet back at Wekiva Ma-
rina for a cookout and to receive awards for their trash
collection.
A limited number of free canoe rentals will be provided
by King's Landing and Wekiva Marina.
All trash collection materials, including bags and trash
pickers, will be provided on the day of the cleanup.
If you are interested in helping with this effort aid
want to enjoy a day on Rock Springs or the Weki a
Rivers, please contact my office at (407) 880-4414.
Please indicate which location is most convenient for
you, as well as if you will need a canoe.
I look forward to these great events and to seeing you
there. If you have any questions, or if you would like to
help, please visit www.friendsofwekiva.org or
www.mosquitocreek.com or call my office.

State Rep. Bryan Nelson
District 38


From our archives

Old Times


70 years ago
One of the best dramatic classes in the local school
system is at Lakeview High under the direction of Albert
Valdes, Spanish and English teacher. Be It Ever So Hum-
ble, a three-act play, was presented in an almost profes-
sional atmosphere.

65 years ago
With the close of basketball season, a call went out
for baseball practice at Lakeview High School. Head-
ing the list for the pitcher's mound were veterans Ken-
neth Johns, Gerald Crawford and Winston Booker. Theo
Graham, another left-hander, is up from the grammar
school and will get some experience this season. Some
of the other likely looking candidates for the Red Dev-
ils are I.D. Moore, Tye Youngblood, Bill Dann, Dou-
glas Sadler, Edwin Webb, Pete Smith and Donald
Cloughley.

35 years ago
The recently announced Winter Garden citywide im-
provement campaign, called Project Pride, has gathered
strong momentum as gifts and pledges begin to come
in. A key group of merchants have agreed to serve as
"Block Captains," making calls on other businessmen
to enlist their support. The group includes Bob Ellis, Flip
Sterns, Tommy Zeigler, Ailine Arney, Mabel Fenwick,
Hank Hinson and Charles Hatchell.
The Orange County Commissioners, following their


policy of rotating membership on the Windermere Nav-
igation and Control District Advisory Board, have ap-
pointed John Luff, former mayor of Windermere, to re-
place Frank W. Chase. Serving on the board with Luff
are Floyd Call and Bill Curdts.

30 years ago
The city of Ocoee will honor Miss Lillian Maguire at
a dedication ceremony in front of City Hall. City officials
will unveil a plaque signifying the peoples' apprecia-
tion for her generosity in making the land available for
the new Ocoee Municipal Complex.
West Orange Chamber of Commerce members and
guests will be given an up-to-date briefing on the high
school by Principal Raymond Screws at a breakfast meet-
ing followed by tours. Chamber President Dal Dup-
penthaler is program chairman.

25 years ago
Low lake levels are revealing many things, including
an old Studebaker hauling wagon from a once-deep lake
in Gotha. Keith and Craig Spears and Bruce Alderman
devoted three weeks to pulling the wagon out of the mut.
They learned that the company was the biggest wagon
maker in the world and started making cars in 1902.
Now more than 25 percent completed, the new Or-
ange County Convention/Civic Center is less than one year
from its grand opening, according to Tom Sewell of Win-
ter Garden, director of the center. More than 150 medt-
ings have already been booked.


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,Pat's Pizzeria holds grand-opening celebration
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors helped Pat's Pizzeria, 1218 Winter Garden-
Vineland Road in Winter Garden, celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The pizze-
,,iria is owned by a father-and-son team born and raised in Rome, N.Y. Their ancestors are Italian immi-
,.,grants who came to America in the early 1900s. The family has been involved in the food business for more
than 100 years. Pictured are (1-r): (back row) Lori Tyson, Ron Garrison, Alyssa Gennaro and Becky Ager
from Pat's, Joan Bailey, Anette Luck and Chesta Hembrooke; and (front row) Pat Gleason, and Kevin,
James, Jim and Jamie Magnanti from Pat's.


U,2007 Leadership West Orange
o:Twenty-six people of the West Orange area are participating in the 2007 Leadership West Orange pro-
.,gram sponsored by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. The group's 1 st day consisted of team build-
ing and self-confidence exercises held at Camp WeWa in Apopka. The leadership program is designed to
educate future leaders of West Orange County in regard to the history of the area, the direction it is mov-
ing and what to anticipate for the future. Pictured are (l-r): (back row) Allen Gaskins, Jamie Zwiefel, Alan
'>,Haughey, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Laval, Byron Carter, Scott South, Tim Haberkamp and Todd Duncan;
(middle row) Janna Crouch, LeighAnne Nichols, Julia Pasons, Candace Tupper, Jeri Dean, Cindy Bodine,
Tenis Kopansky, David Thorington, Krista Compton and Jim Gustino; and (front row) Glenn Fechtenburg,
Alma Van DerVelde, Martiza Martinez, Mary Cortner and Angie Misurale. Not pictured is Shane Perry.


Gosselin Realty welcomes back former agent
Gosselin Realty, an independent was elected District 3 commissioner in
real estate office, announced last week 1999.
that Rusty Johnson has returned to the His community service includes
.agency. Johnson, who also serves as work with the West Orange Chamber
-commissioner of District 3 in the city of Commerce, Ocoee Jaycees, Ocoee
"of Ocoee, previously spent two years Bulldogs Pop Warner Program and
t-with the firm from 2000-02. the West Orange High School Dia-
"Rusty was one of dad's first agent mond Club.
hires when Gosselin Realty first He and his wife, Marilyn, have been
opened," said Pam Bozkurt, president married 32 years and have five children
and broker of Gosselin Realty. "Gos- and seven grandchildren.
sn Raty prds tsf on having Gosselin Realty is located at 118
Ilagents who not only know real estate, W. McKey St. in Ocoee.
_rbut are also just great people. Rusty
onlyy adds to that list of professional Re-
alters." _ _ _
Johnson has been a resident of
Ocoee for more than 50 years and has
been in real estate 32 years. He served
the citizens of Ocoee as commission-
er of District 1 from 1986 to 1997 and


Stirling Sotheby names
new associates at Dr.
Phillips office
Stirling Sotheby's International Re-
alty has appointed four new sales as-
sociates at the Dr. Phillips Real Estate
Gallery, located at Dr. Phillips Boule-
vard and Sand Lake Road.
Roger Soderstrom, founder and own-
er of Stirling Sotheby's International
Realty, said the four new sales associ-
ates are Hassan Hamri, Joe Chaplins-
ki, Margo Freeman and Mark Rankin.


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Winter Garden


Present for the traditional earth turning are, I-r, Rotary President Julia Strimple, homeowners Fernando
and Karen Jackman, Marjorie Fain, Habitat President Nick Shannin, Winter Garden City Commissioner
Charlie May Wilder and Anthony Hodge of Finding the Lost Sheep Ministry. Fain was presented a bouquet
of flowers and thanked both Rotary and Habitat for naming and building this home in his memory.


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Rotarians attended the ground-breaking of the Habitat house, I-r: back, Bill Criswell, B.D. Walker, Gene Mur-
phy, Norma and Byron Sutton with grandson Mathew Bodine, Craig Lee, Richard Irwin, Julia Strimple, Bill
Amidon; kneeling, Carl Engle, Jesse Green, Tom Johnson, George Bailey and homeowners Karen and
Fernando Jackman.

Habitat breaks ground on 'House That Jack Built'


, On a recent bright, clear, sunny Sat-
urday morning, West Orange Habitat
for Humanity, in cooperation with the
Rotary Club of Windermere, held a
ground-breaking ceremony for a home
to be built in memory of John R.
"Jack" Fain. Fain was a well-known
Gotha resident and past president of
both organizations. He was active in
both Rotary and Habitat, and the
"House That Jack Built" is a fitting


tribute to his devotion, hard work and
participation in the groups, his friends
say.
The home at 816 Magnolia Ave. in
Winter Garden will be the 21st home
built by West Orange Habitat. Karen
and Fernando Jackman will live in the
home once its completed.
Many volunteers were on hand for
the ceremony and anxious to get start-
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shovels and dirt began flying. This
was the type of morning Fain would
have loved, and he would have been
scurrying around the job site doing
whatever was necessary to help move
the project forward, said his friend,
Bill Criswell.
This year's Rotary slogan, "Lead
the Way," was particularly appropri-
ate as President Julia Strimple pre-
sented a $10,000 check from the Win-
dermere Rotary Club to Nick Shan-
nin, president of West Orange Habi-
tat, in support of the project.
Funding for local charities sup-
ported by Rotary are derived from pro-
ceeds of two major events. The an-
nual Rotary Festival Among the Lakes
is held in early April, and the Lobster,
Laughter, Lend a Hand community
event is in the fall.
Rotarian Norma Sutton was chair-
person of last fall's lobster event. She
and her husband, Byron, and the rest
of her committee put on an entertain-
ing evening that also benefited sever-
al other local charities. In 1988, Nor-
ma became the first female member of
Windermere Rotary Club. She and
Byron are the only husband-and-wife
team in the club.
Over the years, the Windermere Ro-
tary has supported Habitat. This is the
third home the club has co-sponsored
with financial assistance in excess of
$43,000.
The Rotary Club meets Tuesday
mornings at Windermere Town Hall.
For more information, call Coert
Voorhees at 407-876-6897.


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Health awareness
symposium Friday
at Dixon center
Winter Garden City Commissioner
Charlie Mae Wilder will host the sec-
ond part of her Community Health
Awareness Symposium this Friday,
March 9. All residents of Winter Gar-
den and the surrounding communities
can take advantage of this free event
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mildred
Dixon Activity Center, 303 S. West
Crown Point Road.
The symposium will include screen-
ings, education and information for a
healthier community. Refreshments
will be served, and door prizes will
be given.

Library promoting
Backpack Foundation
The Winter Garden Library is fea-
turing a display from Give a Kid a
Backpack Foundation Inc. This non-
profit organization works with other
charities to supply the children of un-
derdeveloped nations with backpacks
filled with school supplies.
The library, located on East Plant
Street, will keep the informational dis-
play up until March 15.

School holiday camps
with W.G. Recreation
The Winter Garden Recreation De-
partment offers day camps to students
during school holidays. The next
camps are March 9 and 12-16, all from
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Children ages kindergarten through
13 can attend and enjoy games, sports,
arts and crafts and music. Campers
must bring a packed lunch, drinks and
snacks.
The cost is $12 a day for city resi-
dents, $15 for others. For more infor-
mation or to sign up, call the recre-
ation office at 407-656-4155.

Tammerlin playing
at Attic Door
The rootsy duo Tammerlin will per-
form at the Attic Door this Friday,
March 9, from 8-11 p.m. The members,
Lee Hunter and Arvid Smith, will be
accompanied by fiddle and mandolin
player Jason Thomas, who regularly
hosts shows at the venue in downtown
Winter Garden.

Lakeview's Closet
to help needy
The LMS Guardian Angel program
at Lakeview Middle School has a new
project, Lakeview's Closet. The pro-
gram is in need of any items that
would help homeless students in the
community. Items such as clothing,
shoes, socks and underwear are re-
quested.
For more infohnation, call Krystal
Andrade, Lakeview's SAFE coordi-
nator, at 407-877-5010, Ext. 233.

Library hosting
teen art contest
All branches of the Orange Coun-
ty Library System are hosting a teen
art contest for ages 13-18. All types of
media are accepted, including, but not
limited to, paintings, drawings, sculp-
ture, jewelry and graphic design. The
Best of Show winner will receive a
$125 gift certificate for Crealde School
of Art, and the winners in each cate-
gory will receive a gift certificate from
Sam Flax art store.
Winners will be announced at a teen
art show March 29. Pick up an entry
form at any library location or print
one from
www.ocls.info/Children/Teen/de-
fault.asp.
Deadline for entries is March 16.


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Young violinist to play with FSYO
Jacqueline Garrity of Winter
Garden will perform with the f
Florida Symphony Youth Or-
chestra at its Golden Jubilee Gala
on March 24. The young musi-
cians will perform music from 50
years of Hollywood.
The fund-raiser, a 50-year cele-
bration of the FSYO, will include
a three-course dinner and silent
auction. .
Garrity is one of more than 200
talented student musicians from
60 different schools in eight Cen-
tral Florida counties. The FSYO
consists of two full-size orches-
tras, a training orchestra, a flute
chair and a beginning strings pro-
gram. The students gather each
Sunday to rehearse and perform.
Garrity will perform on the vi-
olin made by her grandparents.
Her mother, Suzy Garrity, also
played it as a child. JACQUELINE GARRITY



VFW plans dinner, dance March 10 for Operation Shoebox
VF~pansdnner


West Orange VFW Post 4305 and
Ladies Auxiliary will have a spaghet-
ti dinner this Saturday, March 10,
followed by band music and danc-
ing at 8 p.m. The cost is $6, and all
proceeds go toward the Operation
Shoebox program for troops over-
seas.

Lakeview High
Class of 1952
The Lakeview High Class of 1952 is
holding its Fourth Annual Spring Break
in Dillard, Ga., April 22-24. Even though
this class started the tradition, the three days
of fun and relaxation are open to every-
one who wants to go along. For more in-
formation, contact Larry Grimes at 407-
656-2223 or Virgil Lincoln at mvir-
gil@cfl.rr.com.

Lakeview High
Class of 1957
The Lakeview High Class of 1957 is
planning its 50-year reunion for April 28.
To help plan the weekend event, call Bil-
ly George Kuykendall at 352-243-3627
or Reba Vamadoe at 407-297-9566.

WOHS classes of 1981-83
Volunteers are needed for the plan-
ning committee for a reunion with West
Orange High School's classes of 1981,
1982 and 1983. For more information,
e-mail Julie Sawyer Dern at BowCurt-
sey@aol.com or Jacki Trowell atjtrow-
ell@cfl.rr.com. Anyone planning to attend
and wanting to keep up to date regard-
ing the event can visit and register at the
Web site: www.WOHS82.com.

WOHS Class of 1987
The West Orange School Class of 1987
20-year reunion is June 29-30 and July 1.
Contact westorangeclassof87 @ ya-
hoo.com, Allison Butler Painter at 407-
877-0930 or ALPainter68@yahoo.com
or Donny Burns at 407-654-1375 or
Dbumsinc@msn.com.

WOHS Class of 1992
The Class of 1992 at West Orange
High School is planning its 15-year re-
union and is looking for alumni. The
event is Oct. 12-13. For more details and
to submit contact information, go to
www.wohsl992.com.

WOHS Class of 1997
The West Orange High School Class
of 1997 is holding its 10-year reunion
Aug. 3-5. On Friday, a meet-and-greet
will take place at Hard Rock Caf6; no
prior reservation is needed. On Saturday,
a banquet is scheduled for Doubletree
Hotel; prior reservations are required. On
Sunday, a family day is set for Turkey
Lake Park, and reservations are needed
there as well.
Classmates can send their e-mail ad-
dress to wohs97@hotmail.com for further
information and can check out the MyS-
pace page (place the above e-mail ad-
dress as the search option).


The Ladies Auxiliary will meet
Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. The
post will meet Monday, March 191
at 7 p.m. The Men's Auxiliary wilt
meet Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.rm
Anyone wanting to become a mem-
ber can visit the post home, 1170 E-q
Plant St., Winter Garden, for detailsil

Edgewater High
Class of 1957
The Edgewater High Class of 1957"
50-year reunion is April 28-29 at Dub-i
sdread Country Club in Orlando. A'
brunch at the Citrus Club is also sched-
uled for April 28. For details, contact
Joan Cayce Milligan at 407-898-598{
or Joanmilligan@bellsouth.net.

Protect yourself
from identity theft
Gladys van den Berg of the Orland
Federal Credit Union will be at th
Winter Garden library to share info
nation on protecting oneself from be
coming a victim of identity theft. Tha
program is Thursday, March 22, at 6:30
p.m. at the library on East Plant Streetr

Classes at W.G. Rec
For more details on these and othh
er Winter Garden Recreation Depart-
ment activities, call 407-656-4155. Pre-,
registration is required for most events
* Fencing - Lessons for children
and adults take place Wednesdays and,
Saturday at the Old Fire Station Recre-,
ation Center. Classes are taught by,
coaches certified by the United States
Fencing Association. The cost varies,
with the class.
* Pilates - The class teaches tech1
niques in stretching and healthy exer-
cise to increase flexibility, cardiovas-z,
cular strength and spine alignment.,
Classes are Thursdays from 6:30-7:34,
p.m. at Little Hall. The cost is $7 per
class.
* Water aerobics - Classes are
Tuesday and Thursday evening an {
Saturday morning. Classes are $7. Mul-
* tiple-class discount cards are available.,
Signups are taken prior to class start
time. There is a $5 joiners fee. g
* Tennis lessons - Classes are for,
adults and youth ages 5 and older af
Chapin Station on Tuesday evenings
and Saturday mornings. Six-weel
classes cost $30 (5-7 years old), $54
(ages 8-14) and $84 (15 to adult).
* Yoga - Join yoga instructor Sheila
Scott at the Old Fire Station Rec Cen-
ter on Mondays and Thursdays from
6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for city resi-
dents, $11 for others. A discounted six-
class rate and private instruction are
available.
* Bird-watching - Go bird-watch-
ing at Lake Apopka. Bird checklists,
plus binoculars and a field guide, ar
also available to borrow free of charge.


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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 7A


Dean competes
for Miss Jr. Teen
* Alisha Renea Dean of Winter Gar-
den has been selected to participate
0n Nationals' 2007 Miss Jr. Teen Or-
lando pageant competition March 17.
She submitted an application and took
part in an interview session conduct-
ed by Shelly Johnson, this year's Or-
lando pageant coordinator.
i Dean will be competing for her
hare of more than $20,000 in prizes
and specialty gifts that will be dis-
tributed to contestants. Her division,
Miss Jr. Teen, is one of three that will
tave girls ages 10-19 competing in
�nodeling routines, including casual
and formal wear. Dean will display
lfer personality and interview skills in
front of the judging panel..
If she wins the title, Dean will rep-
resent Orlando and the surrounding
communities at the Cities of American
National Competition taking place in
9rlando. More than $60,000 in prizes
and awards will be presented. Those
participating will enjoy a five-night,
Tix-day, expenses-paid trip to Orlan-
do.
There is no cost to Dean to partici-
pate. Community businesses, organi-
*ations and private individuals are as-
jisting her by becoming official spon-
sors.
Anyone wanting to sponsor Alisha
Dean can contact the pageant coordi-
nator, Shelly Johnson, at 800-569-
2487.
c Alisha is the daughter of Jerry D.
Dean and Angelia R. Taylor-Dean.
She is a student at Ocoee Middle
School.


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Tips on efficient
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The Utilities Department offers five
tips on efficient water use:
* Check your water bill to track your
water usage from month to month.
This can also be done online.
* Use a broom instead of a hose to
clean your driveway or sidewalk and
save an estimated 80 gallons of wa-
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* If you have a steep slope to your
Yard or clay-type soil, divide your wa-
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*- Adjust your lawn mower to a high-
er setting and keep the blades sharp.
Longer grass shades root systems and
holds soil moisture better.
* Direct downspouts and other
runoff toward your yard, shrubs and
trees or collect and use for your gar-
den.
'For additional information on effi-
cient water use, contact the Winter
Garden Water Conservation Office at
407-654-2732 or go to www.winter-
garden-fl.gov.


Accept Pregnancy Center enters 5th year


Bethany Case (far left) of Winter Garden is a member of the Universi-
ty of Mobile's Ramalettes quartet. With her are Jenna Housh, Kalyn
Pilcher and Catherine Odom.


Bethany Case is a Ramalette


University of Mobile sophomore
Bethany Case of Winter Garden has
been selected to sing in Ramalettes, a
new all-female quartet for freshmen
and sophomores that is part of the
Center for Performing Arts at UM in
Alabama.
Case, a 2005 graduate of Ameri-
can Christian Academy, is a church
music major: She is the daughter of
Bob andJackie Case and a member of
First Baptist Church, Orlando.
Ramalettes, a "Young Women in
Harmony" quartet, performs tradi-
tional and contemporary barbershop
arrangements. It is directed by Dr. Al
Miller, associate dean of the CPA,


and coached by vocal coach Bron
Dixon. In addition to giving an an-
nual concert and performing in church
and civic settings, the group will par-
ticipate in the Rising Stars of the
South Quartet Competition, a com-
petition for young women set for
March 29 through April 1 in Chat-
tanooga, Tenn.
Besides Case, the Ramalettes in-
clude Jenna Housh, Kalyn Pilcher and
Catherine Odom.
UM is a private university affiliat-
ed with the Alabama Baptist State
Convention. More than 1,600 students
are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate programs.


City plans irrigation seminar


Nearly. half of Florida's water
is used outdoors, according to the
city of Winter Garden Utilities
Department.
The department is hosting a free
irrigation seminar this Sunday,
March 11, at 9 a.m. at Little Hall,
29 W. Garden Ave. The program
is to assist residents with mainte-
nance and efficient use of in-


Marching with
the penguins
Penguin trivia, games, puzzles and
stories are all part of the fun when the
Winter Garden library celebrates
Richard and Florence Atwater's book
Mr. Popper's Penguins. The event is
Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m.

Meeting dates set
for Relay For Life
The Relay For Life of West Orange
has set the following meetings to pre-
pare for the April 13-14 Relay at Ocoee
High School. The meetings are March
19 and April 2, all at 6 p.m. in the high
school teacher's lounge in the cafete-
ria.
Upon paying the $100 registration
fee, teams can choose their Relay
campsite.
Survivors wanting to participate in the
Relay should call Yvette Hurst at 407-
656-2911. A dinner reception for reg-
istered survivors will take place that
Friday night. Each will receive a Relay
For Life T-shirt and medallion during
the opening ceremony. A survivors lap
will officially start the Relay.
To learn more about Relay For Life,
go to www.acsevents.org/relay/fl/west-
orange.


ground irrigation systems.
Topics include design concepts,
controller/timer setting, sprinkler
adjustments and replacement, mi-
cro and drip irrigation, rain sensors
and Hydro zoning. The seminar
will include door prizes and re-
freshments.
Call 407-654-2732 for more in-
formation or to sign up.


Rec offers Active 50
group for seniors
The Winter Garden Recreation De-
partment offers Active 50 and Over.
Interested seniors can call the rec of-
fice at 407-656-4155 for details.
My Critic's Choice offers partici-
pants a chance to visit restaurants and
critique the overall dining experience.
The cost is $5 for city residents, $7
for others; the cost of lunch is not in-
cluded in this fee. *
Lunch and Learn lets seniors en-
joy a catered lunch and hear guest
speakers at the Old Fire Station Recre-
ation Center, 127 S. Boyd St. Cost is
$4, and seating is limited. The next
lunch session is April 27.
Day trips are scheduled every
month.
A greeting card recycling group
meets the second Tuesday of each
month from 2-4 p.m. at the Old Fire
Station Recreation Center. The cost
is $5.
Armchair Traveler gatherings are
the third Friday of each month.
The West Orange Page Turners
Literary Book Club meets the second
Monday of each month.


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Accept Pregnancy Center joined
the community of Winter Garden five
years ago as a Christian community
service offering women and teen-age
girls support during and after un-
planned pregnancies.
The center is now in its fifth year,
and all services are free, including
clothing for infants, children and preg-
nant women. In addition, mothers and
fathers receive formula, diapers, cribs,
strollers, infant car seats and many
other accessories needed for the car-
ing and feeding of infants and chil-
dren.
The pregnancy center is a referral
resource for parents in need of pre-
natal medical care, housing for preg-
nant teen-age girls and legal assis-
tance, as well as for those suffering
from domestic violence. Staff and
volunteers are trained in peer coun-


selling and abstinence education and
serve as adoption liaisons to help ed-
ucate pregnant mothers.
In the past year, Accept had more
than 1,000 visits from the Winter Gar-
den area. In 2006, 155 babies were
born through the service and support
of the pregnancy center.
There are weekly parenting class-
es plus classes for children, so baby-
sitting needs are met. Bible studies
are held Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Din-
ners for the families are served each
month at the West Orange Church of
Christ, and an annual Thanksgiving
and Christmas dinner is provided.
The Accept Pregnancy Center is
overseen by the Church of Christ in
Winter Garden. Marion Thompson,
director of the center, thanks the West
Orange Ministerial Association for
its support and community awareness


intervention.
Thompson also expressed gratitude
to the Ninth Street Church of Christ,
Church of the Messiah, Oakland Pres-
byterian Church, Plymouth Church
of Christ, Pinecastle Church of Christ,
Concord Street Church of Christ, Del-
tona Church of Christ, many com-
munity organizations and the wom-
en's prayer group at Hyde Park.
The First Baptist Church of Winter
Garden spent several recent week-
ends making repairs, pressure-wash-
ing, painting and landscaping the front
of the center. Robin Olaik, a member
of the church, works as a volunteer
and an advocate of the center.
The Accept Pregnancy Center is at
407 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden.
For more information, call 407-654-
0820 or go to www.acceptpregnan-
cy.org.


Tickets available for Kiwanis chili cook-off


The West Orange Kiwanis Club is
looking for entrants for the Best in the
West Chili Cook-Off, set for March
25 at Veranda Park in MetroWest,
2295 S. Hiawassee Road.
The entry fee for Community Cooks
is $100, and the Home Grown Cooks
fee is $50. More than $4,000 in cash
prizes will be awarded for the best
chili. Prizes also will be awarded to

Kids, show
your patriotism
West Orange VFW Post 4305
Ladies Auxiliary is seeking young
artists to enter the Young American
Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Stu-
dents must be in grades 9-12. Home-
schooled students are eligible.
National scholarships this year are
$10,000 for first prize, $5,000 for sec-
ond, $2,500 for third and $1,500 for
fourth.
March 31 is the deadline for entries
to the Ladies Auxiliary. For more in-
formation and/or an entry form, call
407-656-5586.

Tea, fashion show set
Celebrate friendship and laughs
with a ted and fashion show April 28.
Seniors are invited to join the Winter
Garden Recreation Department, which
is holding the event in conjunction
with the Red Hat Society. It takes
place from 2-5 at Tanner Hall.
The cost is $5 in advance, $8 at the
door.
For more information, call the rec of-
fice at 407-656-4155.


participants in costumes and cooking
area decorations.
In addition to. a variety of chili, the
cook-off will feature live mariachi and
country music all day long.
Tickets are $10 (children 10 and
under are free) and include the chili
tasting and raffle entry. These are
available through numerous West Or-
ange County PTAs, the West Orange


Kiwanis Club, IHOP in Winter Gar-
den, Barnies at MetroWest and Pub-
lix at MetroWest.
Sponsorship opportunities are also
available. A portion of the proceeds
will be donated to the Edgewood Chil-
dren' s Ranch.
For more information, call Lenny
Stark at 407-697-3600. For more in,
Kiwanis, go to www.kiwanis.org.


Utility bill assistance for low-income seniors


The city of Winter Garden is offer-
ing a Senior Citizens' Utility Assis-
tance Program to low-income seniors.
The deadline for the application and re-
newal process is May 1.
Residents must meet several qual-
ifications.
Those who qualify can obtain an
application from the lobby at City
Hall, 251 W. Plant St., Winter Gar-
den. It must be submitted with a copy


of the applicant's 2006 Federal In-
come Tax Return or 2007 Social Se-
curity benefit statement and all other
sources of income.
Only those residents not qualifying
will be notified.
After qualifying, those residents'
city utility bill will be reduced up to $35
each month beginning in May. For
more information, call the assistant
city clerk at 407-656-4111, Ext. 2297.


City of Winter Garden
Notice of General Municipal Election

The City of Winter Garden will hold an election on Tuesday, March 13,
2007. All municipal polling locations will be open as follows:
District 2 - Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Avenue
District 3 - Senior Center (old library site), 1 E. Cypress Street
District 4 - Stoneybrook West Golf Club, 15501 Towne Commons Blvd.
Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
Kathy Golden, CMC
City Clerk / Mumnicipal Elections Official


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Ocoee


Rotarians welcome CFHLA chairman
Lou Forges, president of the Rotary Club of Ocoee (left), welcomed
Greg Hauenstein, chairman of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging
Association (CFHLA), as a guest speaker last week. The CFHLA, which
covers Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, is the largest region-
al hotel association in the world. Not only is CFHLA a driving force in
insuring that Central Florida continues to thrive as a top tourist desti-
nation, it is also a major benefactor for the area. Some of its Give Back
to the Community Programs are Educational Trust Fund scholarships
and grants, recognition of all public safety officers, a Teacher Acade-
my, an annual $250,000 in-kind contribution to encourage teacher re-
locations to Central Florida, more than 70 local hotel and school part-
nerships and Hospitality Blood Drives.

:Relay of Life of West Orange sets meetings


Relay for Life of West Orange will
meet in the Ocoee High School cafeteria
7at 6 p.m. on the following dates: March.
19, April 2 and April 9. Everyone who
would like to be involved with Relay is
encouraged to attend.
The actual Relay for Life will be held


Outdoor Easter
Celebration set
HopeSpring Church invites the
* community to attend its first Outdoor
Easter Celebration on Sunday, April
8, at 8 a.m. This event will be held in'
,,Freedom Park next to Thornebrooke
S.,zrLentary School in Ocoee, the lo-
cation of the church's worship ser-
vices.
This casual family-friendly cele-
bratioi will be followed by a light
breakfast at the school.
On Saturday, April 7, the church
will sponsor an Easter egg scavenger
hunt for children up to and including
fifth-graders in three local communi-
ties.
For more information about these
events or HopeSpring Church in gen-
eral, call 407-876-4991, Ext. 290, or
log on to the Web site at www.hope-
springfl.org.


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OF OCOEE


April 13-14 at the Ocoee High School
football field.
This event is for the entire West Orange
community, including Winter Garden,
Oakland, Ocoee and Windermere.
More information is available online at
www.acsevents.org/relay/fl/westorange.


Meeting dates set
for Relay For Life
The Relay For Life of West Orange
has set the following meetings to pre-
pare for the April 13-14 Relay at
Ocoee High School. The meetings are'
March 19 and April 2, all at 6 p.m. in
the high school teacher's lounge in
the cafeteria.
Upon paying the $100 registration
fee, teams can choose their Relay
campsite.
Survivors wanting to participate in
the Relay should call Yvette Hurst at
407-656-2911. A dinner reception for
registered survivors will take


Free health screening
March 9-10 at Sam's
Sam's Club, located at 7810 W.
Colonial Drive near Ocoee, will hold
free health screenings for cholesterol,
diabetes and osteoporosis from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and Sat-
urday, March 10.


UPHOLDING
the Values of Four Way Test:
* Is it the TRUTH?
* Is it FAIR to all concerned?
* Will it build GOODWILL
and BETTER FRIENSHIPS?
* Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
concerned


Free English language
classes start March 12
, By Victoria Laney
Students of all ages and skill levels
can learn English as a Second Lan-
guage at the Ocoee Community Cen-
ter beginning Monday, March 12.
There is no charge for the classes.
Classes for beginning students will
be held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to
noon and Wednesdays from 4:40-6:30
p.m. Classes for intermediate and ad-
vanced students will be held on
Wednesday and Thursdays from 7-9
p.m.
Those interested in taking the class-
es can enroll by showing up at the be-
ginning of a class.
"We are able to give individual at-
tention to students so they can start and
stop the classes whenever they are
ready," said Michelle Farias of Orlan-
do.
"We have been teaching classes for
some time now with great success.
Now we have enough volunteer teach-
ers to be able to offer classes at Ocoee's
Community Center, close to where a
large number of potential students
live."
Sister Beckman of Dr. Phillips, a
volunteer with the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints will coor-
dinate the class.
Beckman, who has a master's de-
gree in education, will coordinate the
classes.
"These classes can make the differ-
ence between a high school student
dropping out or graduating or a work-
er qualifying for a better job," she said.
"We have students who speak a va-
riety of languages, such as Portuguese,
Haitian, Vietnamese and Spanish," said
Farias. "We find out what vocabulary
they need to succeed on the job, at
school or in the community and help
them develop their skills."
The Ocoee Community Center is lo-
cated in the Ocoee Municipal Com-
plex at Starke Lake, just off Bluford
Avenue.

Ocoee Rotarians
meet at Ison Center
The Rotary Club of Ocoee has a
new home. The Rotarians now meet
each Wednesday at the Tom Ison Cen-
ter on 1701 Adair Street at 7:30 a.m.

Teen Art Contest
The Orange County Library System
is sponsoring a Teen Art Contest for
all types of media, including, but not
limited to, .paintings, drawings, sculp-
ture, jewelry and graphic design.
Entry forms are available at any of
the county libraries, including West
Oaks Library in Ocoee, or by logging
on to www.ocls.info/Children/Teen/de-
fault.asp.
Deadline for entries is March 16.

Get Clutch!
The West Oaks Library in Ocoee
will host a Get Clutch! Event on.Mon-
day, March 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Popular games will be available for
checking out, and refreshments will
be served.


On Tuesday, March 20, starting at
noon, a health fair will be held in the
Ocoee Community Center. A doctor
will speak on protecting one's hear-
ing. Free hearing tests and blood pres-
sure checks will be held.
On Tuesday, March 27, a visiting
nurse will return for free blood pres-
sure checks. Every Tuesday there-
after, starting at noon, free blood pres-


Join the Ocoee
Historical Commission
Interested members of the commu-
nity are invited to attend the meetings
of the Ocoee Historical Commission
on the second Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Ocoee Woman's Club
on Lakewood Avenue.

Woman's Club available
The Woman's Club of Ocoee Club-
house is available for weddings, show-
ers, birthday parties and club meet-
ings. To inquire about availability and
rental rates, call 407-656-7115 or
check out the club's Web site at
www.womansclubofocoee.com.

Line dance classes
Line dance classes are taught in the
Ocoee Community Center from 9-
10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday.
For more information, call Glenda
Marshall at 407-294-9048.


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with occasional health fairs as avail-
able.
This service is being offered
through the Parks and Recreation De-
partment for the city of Ocoee, and
all are welcome to take advantage of
this free service.
For more information, call Carolyn
Bloom at 407-905-3182.


Veterans Services
Office in Ocoee
American Legion Post 109 has ar-
ranged assistance for veterans who
need to file for benefits.
Through the post's efforts; Orange
County Government has established a
Veterans Services Office in Ocoee
and agency representative Tommie
Maldonado will be available Mon-
days and Thursdays to help answer
questions and file forms.
His services will be offered at the
Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Cen-
ter, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee, from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
He will help veterans file new
claims; reopen denied claims; review
old claims, rating decisions and ap-
peals; apply for increases, widows
benefits, burial benefits, pensions, sur-
vivor benefits program claims and to
prepare notice of disagreements and ap-
peals. Counselors are also available
for group benefits briefings. To sched-
uled a briefing, call 407-836-8990.
For more information, call 407-654-
8493.

Smoke detectors
available from OFD
The Ocoee Fire Department's Ful-
ly Involved Program offers and in-
stalls smoke detectors and carbon
monoxide doctors to city residents free
of charge. For more information, con-
tact Division Chief Butch Stanley at
407-905-3140.


SERVERS
WANTED!


Artists to help benevolences
St. Pauls Children's Ministry recently auctioned off 15 pieces of artwork by children to raise money for mis-
sion programs in the community. More than $400 was raised toward the St. Pauls Benevolence Fund triit
supports Bread of Life Fellowship and West Orange Christian Service Center in Ocoee, Edgewood Chil-
dren's Ranch and missionaries in Nicaragua. Artists (1-r) are Katy Neil, Khelsea Lee, Courtney Stewai,
Sarah Greenwood, Mallory Greenwood, Cydney Greenwood, Ryan Samaroo, Brando Mora, Erica Os-
borne, Kylie Stewart. Not pictured: Christy Daugherty, Katie Shisler, Brianna Douglas and Adie White., a


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Volunteers needed
at Health Central T
Health Central Hospital 'E
Auxiliary in Ocoee needs
volunteers from teens to re- jx
trees. People caring for peo- q
ple are needed in a variety of i
support positions in all areas -.
of the healthcare facility. A-
Flexible hours are avail-
able, and orientation and o
training are available. If you h
are interested in joining the
volunteer services, call Pauli-
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tails.

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American Legion Post ,r
109 meets on 2nd Fridayt
The American Legion Post 109,9f
Ocoee is now meeting at the Tom Is(M
Veteran and Senior Center at 170fi
Adair St. The meetings are held the
second Friday of each month at 7 p. i,

WO Seniors hold T
weekly bingo games
The West Orange Senior Citizeps
have started their weekly bingo games
in the Ocoee Community Center over-
looking Starke Lake. 3
The games are held each Monday
from 1-3 p.m. The cost is 25 cents per
card, and cash prizes are awarded.
Coffee and sweets are provided. v
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Square dance lessons J
offered Thursdays
Square dancing with the Garde-
Patch Squares is offered each Thurs*
day at the Vignetti Recreation Center
from 6-9 p.m. The center is located zt
1910 Adair St. in Ocoee.
For more information, call Barbary
McBride at 407-889-8558 or 407-256-
7354.

Alzhiemer support
group at Summerville
Summerville at Ocoee, an assisted-
living and memory-care residence,
conducts a monthly family support
group on the fourth Thursday of th"
month at 6 p.m.
The group's goal is to provide he
to those who are faced with the -;ru-
gles and demands of caring for a p4-
son with Alzheimer's disease or otR
er memory-care issues. The support
group is sponsored by the Alzheinmr
Resource Center. .f
Summerville at Ocoee is located'
80 N. Clarke Road in Ocoee For mor
information or to RSVP for ihe net
meeting, call 407-843-1910

Summerville seeks
volunteers
Summerville at Ocoee, an assniste
living and memory-care re.ridence.
seeking volunteers to assist witi
events, outings, bingo, crafts, game
and other activities, as well as provide
musical entertainment.
For more information, call Betty
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* Bedtime stories at
Ocoee branch library
The West Oaks Library in Ocoee is
-tlosting bedtime stories for children
on March 7 and March 21, both
Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Children are
invited to wear pajamas, bedroom slip-
pers and bring blankets. Cookies and
milk are served after the stories.

Bulldogs set
cheerleading registration
The Ocoee Bulldogs Pop Warner
* League will hold cheerleading regis-
tration for the 2007 season at the Jim
Beech Recreation Center on Saturday,
(March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
for returners and on Saturday, April
S7 from S'30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for new
cheerleaders

Ocoee Bulldogs to
-interview coaches
', The Ocoee Bulldogs Pop Warner
:-Football Association is looking for
.football and cheerleading coaches for
t. e season beginning Aug. 1. The
league's executive board will hold in-
terviews on Sunday, March 25.
Those interested in coaching can
[visit the Web site at www.ocoeebull-
dogs.org for contact information.

Autistic and Related
Disabilities Program
-.3i A free Autistic and Related Dis-
,p*ilities Program is offered for all ages
4d disabilities from 6-7 p.m. each
,Juesday night at Jim Beech Recre-
-ation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road
in Ocoee.
For more information, contact
JoAnne by pager at 407-740-3500 or
-407-654-1982.

Tours each weekend
at Ocoee museum
The Withers-Maguire House Mu-
seum, located in the Ocoee Munici-
pal Complex on Bluford Avenue, is
Open each Saturday and Sunday from
2-4 p.m. Tours are $3 for adults and $1
for children.
Special group tours with special
rates can be arranged by calling Eliz-
abeth Maguire at 407-656-2051.

Bereavement support at
,St. Pauls in Ocoee
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
offers s bereavement support groups
to anyone who has experienced the
loss of a loved one. These groups of-
fer understanding, useful informa-
4ion and sharing with others who are
C rieving.
An ongoing general grief support
j-oup is held Mondays from 6:30-8
i.m. at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church,
9600 W. Colonial Drive in Ocoee.
This group is led by staff from VI-
TAS Innovative Hospice Care.
To register or for more informa-
ion, call Maureen at 407-691-9549.

City Web site
,f Check out the city of Ocoee's Web
"nite at www.ci.ocoee.fl.us to keep
.hp with meeting schedules, ways to
volunteer and ways to ask questions.
of or complain to city staff and offi-
cials.


Ocoee Safety Spring Fling to be held March 24


Frank speaks at Kiwanis Club meeting
Robert Frank, city manager of Ocoee (left), was the guest speaker at
the West Orange Kiwanis Club meeting last week. He was welcomed
by Kiwanis President Lenny Stark. Frank provided interesting infor-
mation about the dreams and plans for Ocoee and showed an interest
in the efforts by the Kiwanians to help children and youth of the com-
munity. Also discussed at thie meeting was the Best In the West Chili
Cook-off scheduled for March 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at Veranda Park
in MetroWest. The tickets for the tasting and raffle are going fast. The
winner of the raffle will receive a free trip to Jamaica. For tickets and
details, call Lenny Stark at407-697-3600.


Historical group seeks information
on early Ocoee families for book


The Ocoee Historical Commission
is planning to publish a book entitled
The History of Ocoee and its Early
Families and is seeking information
on families that came to the town be-
fore 1945 or have continued to live
here since 1945.


The commission is looking for
members or descendents of these fam-
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Applegate at 407-656-7409 or Nan-
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received at Ocoee City Hall, 150 N.
Lakeshore Drive, on or before Friday,
March 16.
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Contestants must be in grades third
through eighth.


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crayons, Magic Markers or watercol-
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teacher's name.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


An election will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2007, for the purpose of
electing a Mayor for the City of Ocoee for a three year term. Only one
candidate qualified for the offices of District #1 Commissioner and District
#3 Commissioner, therefore no elections are necessary for those Districts.

District 1
Gary D. Hood (unopposed) No election
District 3
Rusty Johnson (unopposed) No election

Candidates for Mayor
C. Randall (Randy) Freeman
S. Scott Vandergrift

Polling Locations for Precincts #1106 and #4106
JIM BEECH RECREATION CENTER - 1820 A D MIMS RD
From A D Mims Rd and Clarke Rd, go west on A D Mims to poll on right.

Polling Location for Precincts #2106 and #3106
OCOEE COMMUNITY CENTER - 125 NORTH LAKESHORE DR
From Silver Star Rd and Bluford Ave, go south on Bluford to Oakland Av,
then left on Oakland to poll on left at corner of Lakeshore Dr and Oakland
Av, behind the old Fire Station.

Polls are open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm and are accessible to the disabled.
You will be asked to show both Photo and Signature Identification.

Early Voting at Supervisor of Elections Office
Residents who are unable to vote on Election Day, may vote early at the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 West Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida,
between February 26 and March 10, 2007. Early voting polls will be open
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.

Absentee Ballots
Those electors who need to cast an absentee ballot for this election must
contact the Orange County Supervisor of Elections either by writing to
Supervisor of Elections, P 0 Box 562001, Orlando, Florida 32856-2001
or by calling (407) 836-2070 and requesting an absentee ballot. Request
to have absentee ballot mailed to you must be received at the Supervisor
of Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2007.

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10A The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


Callahans get royal treatment in sleepover at Cinderella Castle


By Amy Quesinberry
Fiber-optic stars twinkle in the nighttime sky painted
above the Jacuzzi tub. Plush down pillows lie plumped
on the satiny bedspread beneath a billowy curtain head-
board.
Sound frou-frou? It's every bit that in the suite at Walt
Disney World's Cinderella Castle, where a Winter Gar-
den family stayed one recent night.
George and Karen Callahan and their two daughters
were spending the day at the Magic Kingdom Feb. 25, and
because the crowds seemed to be turning right after walk-
ing down Main Street, the family went left to the Pirates
of the Caribbean ride. That decision put Dad in "the
dream spot at the dream time," he said.
A computerized random drawing is held daily and de-
termines the time and location where that day's lucky
Million Dreams winner will be.
The Callahans were plucked from the ride and- given
the opportunity to lead the afternoon parade as grand
marshals and have a sleepover in the famous castle.
"It was quite the experience," George Callahan told
The West Orange Times. The Callahans, which include
S10-year-old Cassidy and 2-year-old Nicole, drove home
to retrieve an overnight bag and returned to Disney for
their star treatment. As that day's "Year of a Million


Dreams" winner, Callahan and his family were escorted
directly to the front of the line and had preferred seating
on every ride; led the 3 p.m. parade; and enjoyed dinner
in the castle at Cinderella's Royal Table restaurant and
a Character Breakfast the next morning.
"Cassidy said, 'Daddy, I feel like a celebrity,' " said
Callahan.
All the while, they had access to the castle's royal suite,
which he described as a "very plush, elaborate, very de-
tailed room.
"It's very Disneyesque. You could sit there for hours
just looking at everything," he said.
Mosaic-tile artwork. Down pillows. Vaulted ceilings.
Marble floors. Hand-decorated copper basins on the van-
ity. A flat-screen television hidden behind a 17th centu-
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"A very elegant, posh setting," Callahan said.
The star treatment included photos with Cinderella,
special-edition mouse ears, collector pins, Minnie Mouse
dolls for the girls, a stocked fridge, a fruit basket. Rose
petals were scattered about the bathroom. A mirrored
serving tray arrived with cookies, petit fours and a choco-
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 11A



SVandergrift, Freeman running for mayor in the Ocoee Municipal Election March 13


By Mary Anne Swickerath

'Whoever is elected mayor of Ocoee
in the citywide election set for Tues-
day, March 13, will be a town native
with deep roots in the community. In-
cumbent Mayor S. Scott Vandergrift
and challenger C. Randall "Randy"
Freeman are the candidates seeking
to be mayor for the next three years.
Vandergrift, the owner/broker of S.
Scott Vandergrift Realty, has been
Ocoee's mayor continuously since
1992 and previously served as mayor
from 1973-75 and as a city commis-
sioner from 1967-69. ,
- Freeman, the son of former Mayor
Cliff Freeman, is an attorney and busi-
nessman. He is president of Freeman
Legal Associates, P.A.
The West Orange Times asked each
candidate several questions, and their
Responses follow:
Why do you want to serve as
',Ocoee's mayor?
j Freeman: I love Ocoee. As hokey
kas it sounds, I feel duty-bound to give
b iack to a community that has nurtured
L-'ne since my childhood, shaped me as
--;4n adult, provided me with an educa-
tion and a living and has provided
countless fond memories and rela-
,tion-hipj - and that is doing the same
for mn\ children.
S 11 is no secret that my father was
elected to several offices. In my child-
hood home, public servants were to
"be admired and politicians were to be
reviled. It was explained to me that
the Founding Fathers rightly consid-
ered public service to be a burden and
thus created a two-year term for the
lower house. To pledge a son to serve
{more time was too great a sacrifice
for most families.
I believe that the time has come for
I me to serve the public. I am capable
and motivated to serve this community
and to provide a vision of leadership
that I see as lacking. I believe that
Ocoee will be better for having me at
its helm and that I will be a better per-
son for having been there.
Vandergrift: I am a lifelong resi-
dent of Ocoee who loves the city. It
was an honor to serve the citizens
when we were a smaller town as an
elected official with personal integri-
ty. Now that we have grown large
enough to attract the attention of spe-
cial interests, I am still dedicated to
keeping Ocoee as the Center of Good
Living.
The Citizen Survey completed in
September 2003 shows that 85 per-
cent of local residents rate Ocoee as
an excellent or good place to live.


I offer my experience to help man-
age the growth for the benefit of all cit-
izens of Ocoee.
Why do you feel you are the best
candidate for the position?
Freeman: To a large extent, we are
the sum of our experiences. My ex-
periences are quite varied. I have op-
erated successful businesses and some
that were not so successful. Both have
been valuable experiences. I have had
the benefit of an excellent education.
I have communed with the powerful
and the powerless, the wise and the
foolish, the young and the old. All
have virtues and weaknesses.
I have practiced law in this com-
munity since the 1980s. There are few
vocations where people can, and do,
bear their souls more than when con-
sulting an attorney....I counsel and
often comfort people at life's lowest
points.
From these people, I have learned
compassion. From these situations, I
have learned hope that well-informed,
hard work can make bleak circum-
stances brighter. Compassion and
hope, tempered by broad experience
and bolstered by a moral sense of hon-
esty and fair play, are among the most
desirable values that a public servant
can offer.
Perhaps the most important quali-
ty that practicing law has instilled in
me is prudence....As mayor, I will
continue to be prudent. I will consid-
er all alternatives before me and look
for others as well. I believe that rea-
son and planning ,do not slow pro-
cesses down but rather that fore-
thought serves as the best map to a
destination.
Vandergrift: I have no ties or obli-
gations to special interests and will
continue to promote what is best for
Ocoee, not what is best for an outside
agenda. I will not base decisions on
campaign contributions.
All residents are important, and I
have the time to devote to them and ad-
dress their concerns. At no cost to tax-
payers, I drive the "Mayor mobile."
I wear clothing.that identifies me
as the mayor. Even the newest citi-
zens can find me to talk about what-
ever is on their minds. All of Ocoee is
the mayor's office.
Tax dollars are a sacred trust to be
spent with wisdom. My own cam-
paign demonstrates my conservative
fiscal policy. I run my campaign out
of my home, using local volunteers. I
use hand-made signs. I spent $10,000
on my last campaign. I had $2,000
left over, which I donated to Citrus
Elementary.


Any money I have left after this
campaign will be donated to the
SOCS, Save Ocoee Community
Schools fund to be used to protect the
interest of our children against all spe-
cial-interest groups that don't respect
our community.
What do you feel are the most im-
portant issues facing Ocoee?
Freeman; I believe that the major
issues facing Ocoee are directly or in-
directly related to growth. Ocoee


C., RANDALL FREEMAN


presently has a population of approx-
imately 33,000 people. Growth pro-
jections, limited by geography and
current building codes and practices,
indicate that the eventual population
of Ocoee will be between 60,000 and
80,000 people.
Attention focused on new devel-
opment has resulted in inattention to
the service and infrastructure needs
of our older neighborhoods. Basic ser-
vices, such as police and fire protec-
tion,' and infrastructure, such as street
lighting, road maintenance and
drainage, have been neglected in some
areas.
Ocoee has tended to be reactive in
the past, thereby operating behind "the
growth curve." I would like for the
city to exercise vision and be proac-
tive by planning and implementing
for the future instead of reacting and
trying to catch up to it.
The city should also embrace com-
mercial development. Not only is it
fiscally responsible to develop a sound
tax base, but the residents deserve
shopping, dining, entertainment and
other venues without having to leave
town.


Ocoee has a reputation as a town
in which it is difficult to do business.
The city needs to overhaul its entire ap-
proach - starting with a cumbersome
permitting process and proceeding all
the way to effective promotion.
As we grow, Ocoee needs to foster
a sense of community... .Whether we
are planning and hosting an arts or
music festival, beautifying and pre-
serving our heritage, building and
maintaining parks, obtaining a


S. SCOTT VANDERGRIFT

YMCA, improving education and
school facilities, bringing the aged
and youth together through tutoring,
mentoring and storytelling and myr-
iad of other volunteer opportunities,
we need to participate.
Vandergrift: The growth of the city
must be managed for the good of all
citizens of Ocoee, rather than to enrich
special-interest groups. I have been
working for years to establish a Com-
munity Redevelopment Authority, or
CRA.
This is made up of citizens and
property owners who have a direct in-
terest in the improvement or redevel-
opment of a certain section of Ocoee.
The CRA allows Orange County tax-
es to be spent in Ocoee on local pro-
jects, like beautification, better roads,
sewers and sidewalks.
It is important that the CRA be ex-
panded to downtown Ocoee, as orig-
inally planned. The CRA is intended
to improve housing for citizens, not
just a particular street or business lo-
cations.
Through the CRA, individual citi-
zens could be eligible for loans to their
properties. We will be able to see real


improvement in the heart of the city.
We can have a downtown that is warm
and pedestrian-friendly, like the one
in Winter Garden.
One-time grants will not take the
place of the ongoing revenue of a
CRA.
It is our best hope for a revitalized
downtown. I am the candidate who
supports a local CRA for local Ocoee
citizens.
The challenge of developing State
Road 50 and Maguire Road is to make
certain that we maintain a safe and at-
tractive environment for those work-
ing and shopping there. Our commis-
sioners and city staff can work with
businesses to make sure that our en-
vironmental and safety standards are
maintained.
We do not need special interests
with no real connection to Ocoee try-
ing to control our development.
Do you think Ocoee should form
its own charter school system?
Freeman: At this time, I do not be-
lieve that Ocoee should form a char-
ter school system. I believe that this
matter should be studied to a greater
degree. I favor a two-tiered study ap-
proach and possible ballot initiative
or referendum. I believe that the City
Commission should appoint an initial
panel to study the general issues related
to the cost and operation of such a
system and require a report within ap-
proximately six months.
The city should then appoint a blue-
ribbon panel to present a white paper
applying the issues identified by the
initial panel to the specific situation
Ocoee would face in implementing
and maintaining a charter school pro-
gram.
Upon a favorable report from that
panel, the matter should be submit-
ted to the electorate at large. A com-
prehensive charter school system
would cost, by all accounts, hundreds
of millions of dollars (including the
cost of purchasing existing schools).
A supplementary charter school
system augmenting the present Or-
ange County Public School system
would cost tens of millions of dollars.
I believe that it would be uncon-
scionable for the City Commission to
make such an expensive long-term
commitment without the approval of
a minimum of a majority of Ocoee
voters.
Vandergrift: Yes, OCPS has out-
grown the people and students.
Do you think the city should install
early-warning sirens that would
alert citizens about dangerous
weather conditions?


Freeman: I am unwilling to com-
mit to such a program without further
study. It's that prudence thing I men-
tioned above. I recognize the need and
find it difficult to compromise safety
based on cost. However, the efficacy
and funding of a comprehensive alert
system, which would include sirens,
should be studied further....
I foresee a trend in which early
warning will be addressed in a sys-
tematic, regional manner. Therefore,
I am uncomfortable in committing to
what may soon become an ineffective
or obsolete local solution to an in-
herently non-local matter.
Vandergrift: I have asked staff to
bring back a report on what could be
done for the warning of citizens of se-
vere weather conditions.
It could be a combination of things,
not just sirens alone.
Personal information:
Freeman and Isabel (Evans) Free-
man have been married 19 years and
have two teenaged children. He is
president and a director of the Ocoee
Lions Club and the Ocoee Lions Club
Foundation, a member of the West
Orange Chamber of Commerce and a
certified arbitrator in the Better Busi-
ness Bureau Auto-Line Program.
He is a former member of the West
Orange Kiwanis and a former chief
in the Y Guides program.
Professional organizations: Orange
County Bar Association (member of
the Bankruptcy Bar Committee and
former member of the Education
Committee), ' Central Florida
Bankruptcy Law Association, the
Florida Bar Association, American
Bankruptcy Institute, National Asso-
ciation of Consumer Bankruptcy At-
torneys and DIAL 911 (founder of a
now-nationwide program that pro-
vides free cell phones preprogrammed
to dial 911 to those at high risk of do-
mestic violence).
Vandergrift is the father of three
grown children and grandfather of two
and has been married to Beth Van-
dergrift for 16 years.
He is a member of the Florida
League of Cities, Municipal Adviso-
ry Board of MetroPlan Orlando, Unit-
ed Nations Association of the U.S.A,
the Ocoee Lions Club and the BPOE
Elks Lodge. He is also an ex-officio
board member of the Tri-Cities Airport
Authority and the Oakland Nature
Preserve, as well as an associate mem-
ber of the West Orange Senior Citizens
and a lifetime honorary member of
the Florida Sheriff's Association.
He also served in the U.S. Navy
from 1958-60.


ELECT


C. Randall (Randy)


FREEMAN

Mayor of Ocoee

Vote March 13, 2007


Contact Randy Freeman (407) 902-7988 cell * (407) 877-7995 office
Email: randyfreeman2007@yahoo.com
Please visit: www.randyfreeman2007.com


Randy Freeman is a native of Ocoee. He and his wife, Isabel, will celebrate their 20th an-
niversary in May. They have two children, Shari (16) and Zack (14). Randy and Isabel
have practiced law at their firm, Freeman Legal Associates, P.A., in the same location on
Silver Star Road in Ocoee since 1989. Randy is a-graduate of Ocoee High School (Class of
1973), Valencia Community College, the University of Central Florida and Shepard Broad
School of Law at Nova Southeastern University. Randy went to college on debate scholar-
ships and won three Florida state championships in his three years of intercollegiate com-
petition. Prior to law school, Randy practiced Real Estate and taught at UCF and the Uni-
versity of Florida where he also served as Head Debate Coach. He was the Vice President
of the Wekiwa Marina and Restaurant for over 15 years. Randy serves as the President and
a Director of the Ocoee Lions Club and the Ocoee Lions Club Foundation, Inc. He is ac-
tive at Ocoee and West Orange High Schools and in numerous professional organizations.
He co-founded the DIAL 911 Program which supplies free cell phones programmed to dial
911 to those at risk of Domestic Violence. This program has served as a model for similar
programs throughout the nation.


RfIANDY


FREEmfln'S


UISIOn FOR


THE FUTURE


OF OCOEE

inCLUDES:


PROMOTING COMMERCIAL
DEVELOPMENT
Welcome new businesses. Restructure per-
mitting process to promote rather than dis-
courage commercial development which
will increase the tax base while providing
dining, entertainment and shopping
venues. Revitalize Highway 50 and the
Colony Plaza debacle.

PROMOTING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Create more community events such as an
Arts Festival, Musical Performances, An-
tique Car Shows and more. Have fun to-
gether-form a Community Band, Have Lu-
aus, Beach Parties, Cookouts and Sock
Hops. Have a Parade and Celebration of
nothing more than having a good time.
Create a TV directory for easier viewing of
OGTV-21 programs and promote more
original programming by students and local
residents and organizations.
Support the Historical Society and a Histor-
ical District.


PROMOTING PUBLIC.SAFETY
Fully equip, train and staff our Police, Fire
and EMT first responders. Modernize Po-
lice and Fire operations with state of the art
computer support.
Focus on mall safety, neighborhood crime
and suppression of gang activity.
Seek regional implementation of Storm
Warning System. Improve street lighting
and speed control in neighborhoods. Ac-
quire pedestrian overpass over Silver Star
at Clarke Road.


PROMOTING EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT
Cut waste. Conserve resources. Seek
Grants. Modernize. Invest in Technology.
Eliminate redundant supervision and man-
agement positions. Streamline bureaucrat-
ic procedures. Keep services high and tax-
es low. Establish a city legal department
for better service at a lower cost.


PROMOTING EDUCATION
Seek University involvement such as a part-
nership with UCF or the University of Flori-
da and Ocoee High School with an environ-
mental sciences project at Lake Apopka.
Pursue a satellite college campus. Contin-
ue strong support for our schools. Pro-
mote partnership programs with schools,
businesses and the city. Work with the Or-
ange County School Board to keep Ocoee
students in Ocoee schools. Put the Charter
School issue to a vote of the Ocoee citi-
zens.


PROMOTING PARKS AND RECREATION
Create and expand parks and recreational
facilities in all parts of town for residents of
all ages. Obtain a YMCA. Create a park and
trail on the Starke Lake shoreline along Sil-
ver Star Road. Support Little League, Pop
Warner Football and Cheerleading. Create
and expand youth and adult sports pro-
grams in golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball and
basketball.


PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISM
Establish a Volunteer Bureau to match vol-
unteers with projects. Officially recognize
all community volunteers-Little League
coaches and workers, church, school and
hospital volunteers, Service Organization-
Members and all others. Establish a Coun-
cil of Community Service Organizations to
co-ordinate efforts and allow for larger pro-
jects. Create a Volunteer Fun Day where
hard work is rewarded with fun, games,
food, music, entertainment and prizes such
as cruises, theme park passes, sports tick-
ets and perhaps even larger prizes.



PROMOTING CITIZEN SERVICES
Enhance and improve programs for Seniors
and Veterans. Volunteer assistance with
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and In-
surance claims.
Adult literacy and English as a second lan-
guage programs. Tutoring. Art, craft and
music lessons and programs.


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12A The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


* Eight Winter
By Michael Laval

Eight candidates will on Winter
Garden's ballot in the March 13 mu-
nicipal election. Districts 2, 3 and 4
will choose their next representatives
on the City Commission.
The West Orange Times asked each
candidate several questions, and their
responses follow:

District 2
Registered voters in Winter Gar-
den's District 2 must decide between
incumbent Theo Graham and Plan-
ning and Zoning Board member Bob
Buchanan.
Why do you wish to serve as Dis-
trict 2 commissioner?
Buchanan: I believe District 2
needs a change. It's time for new and
fresh ideas.
Graham: There are many critical
issues facing our city. The record will
show that for two decades, I have care-
fully considered the desires of the peo-
ple of Winter Garden. The people need
a voice on the commission.
I enjoy serving the people of our
fair city. Having spent my lifetime
serving our residents in my position at
the Winter Garden Post Office, I
learned to listen to citizens on what
they wanted for our community.
I took their concerns seriously and
ran for city commissioner in 1982 and
was elected. I have tried to implement
the wishes of the people for the last
'20 years. I am still a good listener.
Why do you feel you are the best
candidate for the position?
Buchanan: I believe my business
background, civic affiliation and com-
munity involvement make me a more
qualified candidate for the position.
Graham: Two decades of proven
progressive leadership and an attitude
of excellence toward the responsibil-
ities of the office. The people have
placed their confidence in me for
many years, and I take their trust very
seriously.
I believe the role of the commis-
sioner is more than attending com-
mission meetings twice a month. I
routinely visit City Hall to remain cur-
rent on the issues affecting our city. I
also avail myself of additional op-
portunities to improve our city by serv-
ing on civic boards and committees.
What do you feel are the impor-
tant issues facing Winter Garden
and why?
Buchanan: Transportation and de-
velopment, and I believe it's in that
order. You have to have transporta-
tion that works and not just gridlock..
You cannot just keep over-develop-
ing without having a road system in
place to accommodate the growth.
You cannot stop development, but you
have to make it pay for itself.
Also, an important issue is finding
ways for people to work and live in
the same community. I think with the
help of Shelly Weidenhamer [city
Economic Development director]
we're moving in a positive direction.
Graham: Most significant is the
fact that Winter Garden will have to
find an alternative water supply by
2013. I attended a meeting on Jan. 31
in Apopka where the St. Johns River
Water Management District (SJR-
WMD) stated that by the year 2013
there would not be adequate ground-
water supplies to meet the water de-
mands of the Orange County area.
Their message was that if a com-
munity is anticipating needing addi-
tional water supplies in the next 10-20
* years, they would be required to par-
ticipate in one of the alternative sur-
face water supply projects, which con-
sists of partnering with communities
like Apopka, Ocoee or Oakland to
construct treatment facilities and
pipelines to use surface water as an
alternative water source.
The alternative water source would
be the St. Johns River at Yankee Lake.
The pipeline could be run along the
right-of-way of State Road 429. There
are funds available throughout SJR-
WMD to assist with up to 40 percent
with these projects.
If Winter Garden signs on now, we
can take advantage of some of this
funding. If the city does not get in-
volved now, the city would be re-
quired to participate in the project at
a later date. At that time, we may have
to pay 100 percent of the cost.
Also, we need to acquire more land
for recreational parks. Implementa-
tion of the Parks and Recreation Mas-
ter Plan will meet the needs of all our
residents.
What changes would you like to
see made to the City Charter?
Buchanan: I'd like to see term lim-


its of four years for commissioners. I
don't think you can effectively get a
lot of things going in two years, but by
four years, if you haven't gotten things
going then somebody else needs to
take over. I think four years is long
enough, and candidates should only
be allowed to run in their own district.
Also, there needs to be more direct
accountability for the commission and
what it's allowed or not allowed to


Garden can


Bouler: Growth is one answer.
Winter Garden is no longer the little
sleepy town where everybody knows
each other and their children. As a re-
sult of growth, there is more traffic.
Because of growth, there is a need to
improve the infrastructure of neigh-
borhoods, such as sidewalks, street-


didates are on the ballet for the municipal election
1. -- .-. I 1


do.
Graham: I would eliminate un-
necessary language, remove incon-
sistencies, clarify roles and responsi-
bilities of all the city staff, update the
charter in compliance with current
laws and change the current process for
filling vacancies on the commission.
In addition, adjustment of district
boundaries is needed as the popula-
tion changes, and the charter should al-
low for appointing citizens as the can-
vassing board. These are just some of
the most important needs that must be
met in making changes to the City
Charter.
Personal information:
Buchanan: Buchanan is a lifetime
Orange County resident and has lived
in Winter Garden for more than 20
years. He has owned and operated
Bob's Handyman Service for the past
six years. He has two adult sons.
Buchanan is currently a member of
the city Planning and Zoning Board,
Oakland Nature Preserve Board, West
Orange Chamber of Commerce Eco-
nomic Development Council, Cham-
ber Ambassadors, Winter Garden Ro-
tary and the Winter Garden Heritage
Foundation.
He has served in the past on the city
Code Enforcement Board, Main Street
Winter Garden Redevelopment Com-
mittee and Occupational License Re-
view Board.
Graham: Graham retired from the
Winter Garden Post Office in 1985
after 37 years of service. He and his
wife, Daisy, have five adult children.
Graham has served as City Com-
missioner for 20 years in 10 non-con-
secutive terms. Graham has been a
member of the National League of
Cities, Florida League of Cities and
Tri-County League of Cities for 20
years.
He is the current director of the
Winter Garden Community Redevel-
opment Agency, chairman of the
board of trustees for the city general
employees Pension Board and a mem-
ber of Friends of Lake Apopka board
of directors (14 years), Lake Apopka
Basin Planning Initiative Steering
Committee and Ocklawaha River
Basin Advisory Committee.

District 3
Winter Garden's District 3 race fea-
tures Harold Bouler and Charlie Mae
Wilder, who was appointed by the
commission last September to serve
the remainder of the late Mildred
Dixon's term.
Why do you wish to serve as Dis-
trict 3 commissioner?
Bouler: I believe change starts with
the vision of one person. I have a new
vision to bring to District 3, a new
style of leadership. My leadership
style will be more inclusive and open
for all residents.
It is crucial at this juncture for the
people of District 3 to be involved,
not just to vote but to help shape an
agenda of change in reducing some
negatives that exist in District 3.
There are some serious problems,
and it will take a resilient and strong
consensus-builder such as myself to
face the challenges of increased crime,
unemployment, a thriving drug trade
and the wide range of blight that ex-
ist on the east side.
Wilder: To empower the people to
get the job done, listen to their re-
quests, understand needs and provide
the support needed.
Why do you feel you are the best
candidate for the position?
Bouler: My life is far from being
ordinary. I have lived in some major
cities and have seen major politics up
close. My experience as a manufac-
turing manager in upper management
with 35 years of experience, being a
community activist for many years
and serving on private and govern-
mental boards in Winter Garden qual-
ifies me for the job.
For more than two years now, I have
observed and studied the structure and
overall process of governance in Win-
ter Garden by attending all City Com-
mission meetings, while missing only
two.
I have walked all over District 3 to
speak with many residents about the
challenges they feel face District 3,
the opportunities ahead and the role
the next commissioner has to play in
dealing with them.
Wilder: I know the people and they
know me as a real people person, not
one to be lifted up in pride with a ti-
tle, but one who will work with all
people. They believe in me, and I be-
lieve in them. I have worked with their
children in Sunday School and corm-
munity activities.
What do you feel are the most im-
portant issues facing Winter Gar-
den and why?


BUCHANAN


THEO GRAHAM


BOULER


GUSTINO DON MILLER


lights and drainage, among other prob-
lems.
Crowded schools is another answer.
In most cases, a school is overcrowd-
ed before its construction is complet-
ed. Affordable housing is another an-
swer to the question. There are resi-
dents, along with some city employ-
ees, who cannot afford to.own with-
in the city they work and serve. These
issues make way for the need of bet-
ter planning.
Wilder: Education for the entire
family. Wholesome employment, pro-
grams for crime prevention, afford-
able housing and economic develop-
ment.
What changes would you like to
see made to the City Charter?
Bouler: The Winter Garden City
Charter is long overdue for an update.
Parts of the present charter are anti-
quated and do not meet the needs of the
present Winter Garden, which is larg-
er and still growing.
I would make the following changes
- extend the term of commissioners
to four years, allow candidates to run
only in the district he or she resides,
ban commissioners from sitting on the
canvassing board if they are on the
ballot for that election and make pro-
visions to ensure that minorities are
represented on the commission board.
. Wilder: One rule for all in the same
category. Diversity in the workplace
and everywhere.
Personal information:
Bouler: Bouler's family has lived
in Winter Garden for generations. He
has been a city resident since 2004.
He is retired and divorced with four
adult daughters.
Bouler is a member of the city Code
Enforcement Board, East Winter Gar-
den Community Development Co.
(vice president), Community Legal
Services of Mid-Florida and Tri-
County Sickle Cell Association. He
is a past member of the city Commu-
nity Development Board and is active
with Central Florida Seniors Young
at Heart and the Maxey Community
Center.
Wilder: Wilder, a 30-year city res-
ident, retired from the Orange Coun-
ty Department of Community Affairs
after 31 years of service. She has also
retired from eight years as director of
the Bethlehem Learning Center and
Day Care. She is the widow of the late
Rev. Frank Wilder, and has an adult
daughter.
Wilder serves as executive director
for Central Florida Seniors Young at
Heart, treasurer of East Winter Garden
Community Development Co. and
secretary of the Maxey Advisory
Committee. She is a past member of
the Code Enforcement Board, city
Recreation Committee, Community
Redevelopment Agency and West Or-
ange Friends of the Library.

District 4
Winter Garden's District 4 voters
will choose between Jim Gustino, Don
Miller, Rod Reynolds and Colin Shar-
man, who the commission appointed
last June to fill the vacancy left by
Carol Nichols' resignation.
Why do you wish to serve as Dis-
trict 4 commissioner?
Gustino: I am running for office
because I believe that Winter Garden


is at a very strategic point in its growth
and development, and I would like to-
do what I can to help the city realize
its full potential as a truly unique and
gifted Central Florida community.
. The assets of the city - its people,
small-town ambience, wonderful
schools, vibrant and growing down-
town community, many churches and
ministries, its support of the arts, the
ongoing restoration efforts with Lake
Apopka and its proximity to several
key transportation corridors all make
Winter Garden a place that my fami-
ly and I view as the best place in Cen-
tral Florida to live, work, play and
raise a family.
Miller: To give the voters of District
4 a true voice on the City Commis-
sion. ,
Reynolds: The citizens of Winter
Garden deserve competent leadership
that represents their viewpoints. My
record of service was one of accom-
plishment, and I hope to continue that
as commissioner of District 4.
Sharman: To make a difference in
the community by continuing to im--
prove the quality of life for District 4
residents.
Why do you feel you are the best
candidate for the position?
Gustino: I believe I am the best
candidate because of the background
I have in many areas that directly im-
pact the work of the City Commis-
sion.
I have practiced law in Central
Florida for the past 20-plus years, with
an emphasis in subject areas that the
City Commission deals with regular-
ly - real estate, contracts, develop-
ment and land use, code enforcement,
employment law and statutory and
constitutional law issues. No other
candidate offers these skill sets.
Additionally, as a 21-year resident
of Central Florida, I am well-versed in
the history of the area and the growth-
related problems that other commu-
nities have had to confront. We can
certainly learn much from both the
successes and failures of these other
communities and, therefore, do bet-
ter for the people and families of Win-
ter Garden.
Furthermore, my wife and I have
made a significant investment in
downtown Winter Garden [by mov-
ing the law practice to downtown],
and, therefore, my personal interests
are clearly aligned with the city's.
Lastly, I have a record of committed
public service that I believe further
distinguishes me from my opponents.
Miller: I have been involved as a
volunteer for the city for several years.
I understand where the city is today
and the direction it needs to go in the
future.
Reynolds: My experience as a com-
missioner combined with my business
experience give me a unique per-
spective.
Sharman: As the current District
4 commissioner, I have accomplished
many things for the district - ap-
proved a raise for police officers to
ensure Winter Garden can hire the
best men and women in uniform,
worked with the county to get Coun-
ty Road 535 Section A widened, ap-
proved widening a section of State
Road 545, set aside land for new
schools in District 4, helped create an


official liaison position to work with
Orange County Public Schools, ap-
proved the city Parks Master Plan and
helped create a formalized Develop-
ment Review Committee.
What do you feel are the most im-
portant issues facing Winter Gar-
den and why?
Gustino: I believe the most impor-
tant issue today involves the careful and
wise stewardship of the public's re-
sources and trust in making Winter
Garden all that it has the potential to
become. We need to welcome and em-
brace growth and all the many positive
benefits it yields when managed prop-
erly, while ensuring the process for
reviewing proposed developments is
beyond reproach. The process should
be transparent, accessible to our peo-
ple and accountable to a vigorous code
of ethics for all public officials and
employees.
I also believe we need to acceler-
ate the effort to improve the appearance
of our main transportation corridors
into Winter Garden - State Road 50,
East Plant Street and Dillard Street.
These corridors give folks their first im-
pressions of Winter Garden, and we
need to work with business and prop-
erty owners in those areas to fairly,
but aggressively, enhance the curb ap-
peal of their properties.
Miller: Growth is the most impor-
.tant issue and should be carefully man-
aged.
Reynolds: The most important is-
sues are accountability and empathy for
all residents. With the record 44 per-
cent increase in property tax revenues,
we have not seen a corresponding in-
crease in services.
District 4 residents contribute a
lion's share of taxes into the city bud-
get, however, they are treated as new-
comers and considered last. I would
fight to change that.
All citizens deserve to share in the
unprecedented prosperity of the city by
receiving some tax relief. While some
have prospered, others have suffered
due to increased living expenses that
erode at their fixed incomes and need
help with a more realistic utility as-
sistance program. Winter Garden has
failed to track sexual predators in our
city, and we need to legally protect
our children. ,
Sharman: Growth management
and infrastructure improvements. Our
city's recent growth has put a strain
on our roads, police and schools. I
have already started working on these
key issues, and there is more to be
done,
What changes would you like to
see made to the City Charter?
Gustino: The changes I would like
to see include - a mandate to intro-
duce new, cost-effective technologies
to render our government more trans-
parent and accountable to its citizens,
the enactment of a strict code of ethics
for all public officials and requiring
that all proposed ordinances coming
before the commission be posted on the,
city's Web site.
We need to encourage and promote
this enhanced participation by our
electorate, and I will do everything in
my power, if elected, to make this a re-
ality.
Miller: The charter changes were
laid out and recommendation made


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CHARLIE MAE


SHARMAN


by the Charter Review Committee,
which I was a part of. I am in 100 per-
cent agreement with the recommenc-
ed changes. I
Reynolds: Term limits for com-
missioners. A procedure for the citq-
zens to overturn an unpopular ordi-
nance passed by a sitting commission,
such as a signature petition of predq-
termined percentage of the voters, thus
avoiding recalls such as the one assq-
ciated with Trailer City.
Sharman: The most important
change is requiring that the commis-
sioner representing a district actually
resides full-time in that district. Cur-
rently, someone from the other side
of town could run for the District t
seat. That is not fair representation for
the residents in the district.
Personal information:
Gustino: Gustino is an attorney
who has lived in Winter Garden sinqe
2003. He and his wife, Wendy, have
been married for more than 20 years
and have a 6-year-old daughter.
Gustino serves as founding co-di-
rector of St. Luke's United Methodist
Church legal ministry, steering corm-
mittee member of Count Me In! Foun-
dation of Orange County Public
Schools, member of Historic Down-
town Winter Garden Merchant's
Guild, Stoneybrook West volunteer
executive committee and. the St.
Luke's UMC board of trustees. He is
also a special-events volunteer at
Whispering Oak Elementary.
Miller: Miller has served on the
Charter Review Advisory Commit-
tee, Code Enforcement Board and
Metro Plan Citizens Advisory Com-
mittee. He formerly served as president
of Fullers Crossing Homeowners As-
sociation and West Orange Kiwanis
and chairman of the Winter Garden
Homeowners Alliance.
He and his wife of 42 years, Mar-
garet, have two adult sons. Miller is 'a
manager for a footwear manufacturer
and has been a Winter Garden resi-
dent since 1999. He is a member of
West Orange Kiwanis Club, Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association and
the Two/Ten Foundation for the
footwear industry.
Reynolds: Reynolds is a Winter
Garden native. He and his wife, Cyn-
thia, have been married for 27 years
and have four adult children.
Reynolds is president of Daily
Graphics and is a member of the West
Orange Chamber of Commerce.
Reynolds said he has been active in
the community by assisting elderly,
aiding with hurricane and tornado re-
lief efforts and serving food to the
homeless.
Sharman: Sharman is a certified
mechanical contractor and works as
an account manager for Siemens
Building Technologies Inc. He has
two children with his wife, Cynthia. He
is a Central Florida native and has
lived in Winter Garden nine years.
Sharman has served on the city Plan-
ning and Zoning Board and has been
a member of Florida League of Cities,
Tri-County League of Cities and the
Building Owners and Managers As-
sociation.
Sharman serves in the community
by coaching Little League and vol-
unteering at the Maxey Center and his
son's elementary school.


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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times


13A


Four candidates vie for 3 seats in Windermere's Town Council race March 13


- The West Orange Times asked the
Four candidates for the Windermere
1Town Council, incumbent Robert
j'Sprick and challengers Dennis Brabec,
TJohn Briggs and Bums Hovey, to an-
swer several questions on town issues.
'The following are the questions and
i their responses:
What are the issues or concerns
that prompted you to run for Town
Council?
Brabec: First, I was not planning to
run. but I was "recruited" to run for the
:Town Council at the urging of some
prominent people in the town. The issues
I am concerned about are keeping Win-
dermere small and family friendly; not
making Windermere a travel "destina-
tion," such as Mount Dora or Winter
Park (Windermere is a rather unique
Place in Florida and I want to keep it
special); and working with Orange
County to provide alternatives to trav-
el for all the residential growth being
approved by the county outside of Win-
dermere that creates a severe traffic bur-
-den on the town.
, Briggs: I have lived in Windermere
for 2, years and have seen immense
..changes take place in this community,
Itnany not for the better, in my opinion,
and felt that I have the education, train-
ing and background to be an asset to
|the Town Council. Several years ago, I
volunteered to mediate the negotiations
,between the Lake Bessie and Down
- property owners and the prior Town
Council regarding the unused road
ights-of-way running between those
'ots and the lakeshore and obtained an
offer at the time of almost $1 million
Jo the town from the lot owners. The
pext thing I knew, there was a petition,
lawsuit, the town was spending mon-
y on attorneys and ultimately settled
"the matter for practically nothing. I felt
this was an example of less-than-sage ad-
vice being given to the council and an
apparent failure of the council to ex-
'plore all possible options, resulting in the
town missing out on a $1 million wind-
fall and now looking at spending even
more taxpayer funds to finally complete
-the town's obligations under that set-
tlement.
-1 Hovey: I want to make a difference
'in the town that I grew up in and the
town that I am now raising my children
'in by trying to preserve the great small-
-town feel that Windermere has. Also,
as changes or opportunities are pre-
Ilented to the town of Windermere I
-would like to be involved in the decision
'process to make the best choices on be-
-half of the residents.
" Sprick: My original reason for seek-
hng membership on Town Council in
1"2005 was simply a long-held desire to
serve on local government. After serv-
ing on several town committees, in-
Ycluding the Traffic Committee and the
�Downtown Celebration Committee, and
%ince both of my daughters are attend-
?ing college, I decided to seek the posi-
tion of Town Council Member.
-' Have you held elected office before,
Jand what specific skills would you
-hdd to the council?
-- Brabec: Yes, I was a Windermere
�Town Council Member from 2001-03.
-The skills I bring to the council are an
?engineering- and military-trained mind
4for attention to details. I am a good lis-
-tener and analyzer of issues, sympa-
2thetic to the concerns of both individu-
Jals and the town as a whole in making
decisions. Lest we forget, the town is
4nade up of its individual citizens and ex-
-ists for the benefit of all the citizens not
tthe other way around.
-t Briggs: I have never held an elected
public office, having never before run
-for one. I do not consider myself to be
?a politician by any stretch of the imag-
rination. I am too direct and speak.my
mind too often to ever go far in poli-
-tics. However, after graduating from
dlaw school in 1973, I moved to Orlan-
ido to enter into a civil trial practice with


Windermere resident now deceased
John Robertson. My areas of specialty
evolved into litigating commercial busi-
ness disputes with the major emphasis
on construction and design disputes.
My background and training is to en-
sure that all options are explored, dis-
cussed and evaluated and that an edu-
cated decision is made by all parties in-
volved in the dispute, normally requir-
ing compromise on all sides.
Hovey: No, I am presently serving
on the town's Development Review
Board (was appointed in November
2006). As a business owner, I have had
years of experience in decision mak-
ing, evaluating budgets, long-range
planning and critically thinking through
the consequences of implementing those
plans and decisions.
Sprick: I have held elected office
since March 2006. I would bring my le-
gal skills, my environmental technical
skills and my mediation skills to the
council.
Do you support the Town Charter
amendments that will be on the
March 13 ballot? If not, which ones
do you oppose?
Brabec: Yes, I support all of the
amendments.
Briggs: I believe a periodic review
and update of the Town Charter is im-
portant. However, what I do not un-
derstand and cannot abide is that nei-
ther the proposed revision nor the re-
port from the revision committee as to
their rationale for the proposed changes
are, to my knowledge, being distribut-
ed by the council to the town residents
prior to Election Day. The first intro-
duction to this long and complicated
ballot for the voters will be with the
sample ballot in the mail, if one is sent
by Orange County, or by opening the
ballot on Election Day. I generally sup-
port the updates and revisions with the
following exceptions: I do not support
Amendment No. 2. This amendment
combines three separate and distinct re-
visions into one amendment: leasing or
disposing of town property, procedures
for annexation and definitions used
within the Town Charter. I think it is
improper for the Town Council to require
a resident to either accept all three re-
visions or oppose all three when they
might be in favor of one or two but not
all.
I do not favor the changes being pro-
posed in the authority of the Town
Council to sell or lease town property.
The council exists for the purpose of
managing the town's affairs. I do not
approve of stripping this authority from
the council in favor of an issue-by-issue
referendum or election. Requiring a ref-
erendum before the town can lease or sell
property is expensive and burdensome
and, in most cases, might prevent the
town from being able to take advantage
of an economic opportunity due to the
built-in delay such a process would re-
quire. I would assume that only the
Town Council members would be ap-
prised of all the information relevant to
making such a decision. Unless voters
were required to attend the same meet-
ings and workshops the council did,
there very well might be making a de-
cision based on gossip and rumor. That
should not be the basis of governmen-
tal decisions. I believe this proposed
amendment is a knee-jerk reaction to
the Lake Bessie and Lake Down issue,
which has now been resolved, and I be-
lieve the revision to the Town Charter
would be detrimental.
I do not support Amendment No. 3.
We do not need a governing body (sev-
en voting members instead of the cur-
rent five) equal to or larger than that
used by the city of Orlando and Orange
County.
I do not support Amendment No. 14.
I do not believe that selected business
decisions to be made by the Town
Council should arbitrarily require a "su-
per majority" rather than a simple ma-


DENNIS BRABEC


jority as is now required, as is proposed
here for zoning changes.
Hovey: Yes, I support the Town
Charter amendments, including the ad-
dition of a sixth council member and a
voting mayor.
Sprick: I do not support the major
changes to the Town Charter. Specifi-
cally, I do not support the addition of
Article I Section 1.2(3) conveyance of
property (Town Charter Amendment
2). I generally oppose conveyance of
property. For example, I opposed con-
veyance of the right-of-way along Lake
Bessie and Lake Down to the adjacent
property owners, and this property ul-
timately was not conveyed. However, I
strongly believe conveyance decisions
should remain with the duly elected
Town Council and should not be made
directly by the electorate.
I do not support the addition of Arti-
cle I Section 1.4 annexation of proper-
ty (Town Charter Ameqdment 2).
Again,. I generally oppose annexation
of property into town. I voted against
annexation of the Jain property. I believe
we should generally only annex prop-
erty, for example, lakefront property
that brings substantial aesthetic value
to the town. However, I strongly be-
lieve annexation issues should be made
by a simple majority of the Town Coun-
cil, not a super majority. I believe
changes to 1.2(3) and 1.4 undermine
and fundamentally change our demo-
cratic republic form of government.
I do not support the change to Arti-
cle II Section 2.1 Town Council and
Mayor (Town Charter Amendment 3).
While I am personally ambivalent about
having a voting mayor, I do not support
the expansion of the Town Council from
five to seven members for two reasons:
first, the town is presently having a dif-
ficult time finding candidates who are
both qualified and interested and the
expansion of the Town Council will ex-
acerbate this problem; and second, the
' monthly council meeting frequently
runs past 11 p.m. and frequently re-
quires a second meeting for unfinished
business. Having an expanded Town
Council will worsen this problem.
I do not support the change to Arti-
cle V Section 5.11 Zoning (Town Char-
ter Amendment 14). This amendment
changes the voting requirement to re-
zone from a simple majority to a super
majority. Again, similar to my objec-
tion to the addition of Section 1.4 re-
garding annexation, I believe this fun-
damentally alters our form of govern-
ment and, at some point, will give un-
due power to a minority on the Town
Council.
What are your goals, if elected?
Brabec: To attempt to control the
budget so that we can lower the prop-
erty tax millage rate back to the 2.4 mills
the rate it was when I last served on the
council.
Briggs: Being as I have no political
agenda, I have no defined goals, if elect-
ed. I would simply work to bring sound,
educated decision-making to the Town


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Council with the best interests of both
town residents and town property own-
ers in mind. However, I do feel that par-
ticular attention needs to be directed to-
ward restoring the quality of our lakes
and somehow addressing and dealing
with the huge traffic problem being im-
posed upon us by non-residents using our
town as a shortcut to some other desti-
nation.
Hovey: To ensure that the changes
and growth that Windermere is being
confronted with are carried out in the
best interests of the town's residents.
Sprick: My primary goals are over-
sight of the Main Street Shoppes project
(see below), implementation of the
storm water run-off correction projects
and implementation of other capital
budget construction projects such as the
repaving of Main Street and the bike
path projects.
How would you approach the plans
for Main Street Shoppes in order to
retain Windermere's small-town
character and friendly atmosphere?
Brabec: The town has in place a
Planned Development plan with design
standards that need to be adhered to by
the applicant. I would enforce them to
the letter, without variances.
Briggs: With regard to the redevel-
opment of the downtown area, it is go-
ing to happen, and it needs to happen.
The issue is what it will be and how it
will look. Since I have lived in Win-
dermere, the only reasons I have had to
go downtown seem to have been to vis-
it the post office when it was there and
eat at Chatham's Restaurant before it
moved to Dr. Phillips. I would love to
have a reason to go to town for lunch,


BURNS HOVEY

dinner, coffee or ice cream and visit
with neighbors who also had a reason to
come to the downtown area, and new
development will hopefully provide
this. Right now, there are not many rea-
sons to go and that is a shame.
Hovey: By holding the development
company to the design standards cur-
rently set in the Town Center Design
Guidelines. These guidelines were de-
veloped to help retain the current small-
town atmosphere of Windermere.
Sprick: My approach to the Main
Street Shoppes is that the project should
reasonably adhere to our PUD design
guidelines which I believe will ensure
retention of Windermere's small-town
character and friendly atmosphere. At
the same time, it is important for both
the town and the Town Council to ac-
knowledge that the property owner has
core constitutional rights regarding use
of his property, subject to the town's
zoning regulations and PUD design
guidelines. Finally, I think resolution
of the project's wastewater requirements
will most likely require installation of
a sanitary sewer system which can pre-
sent a win-win solution for both the
property owner and the town.
Personal information:
Brabec is a mechanical design engi-
neer for building systems, such as
HVAC, plumbing and fire protection. He
has been married to his wife, Leslie, for
34 years and they have 2 sons, 22 and
20. They have lived in Windermere for
12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science
degree from the University of Miami
and an MBA from Florida Internation-
al University.
Briggs grew up in Ocala and attend-


ROBERT SPRICK


ed the University of Florida, graduat-
ing in 1967. He was commissioned in
the U.S. Army and trained as a heli-
copter pilot. He served one tour of duty
in Vietnam, where he was awarded the
Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying
Crosses, the Bronze Star and the Purple
Heart. After leaving the Army, he at-
tended Florida State University Law
School and graduated in 1973 with hon-
ors. He came to Orlando to practice law
and his friend John Robertson showed
him a piece of property that he pur-
chased in 1977. He moved to Palm
Street in 1979 and built his home on
Highland Avenue in 1988. He was mar-
ried to his wife, Dawn, in 1998, and
they have two children, 7 and 3.
Hovey is a custom residential builder
and has been married to Maureen Hov-
ey for 17 years. They have two chil-
dren, 13 and 9. They have lived in Win-
dermere for the past year, although
Burns moved to Windermere in 1972
with his family. He received his Asso-
ciate in Art degree in business from Va-
lencia Community College and a bach-
elor's degree in business from the Uni-
versity of Tennessee. He is a former
member of the Rotary Club of Win-
dermere and a member of St. Luke's
United Methodist Church.
Sprick is an attorney and has lived in
Windermere since 1987. He is single
and has two daughters, 21 and 18. He
holds Bachelor of Science and Master
of Science degrees in environmental
science from Rutgers University and a
Juris Doctor degree from the Universi-
ty of Florida. He is a member of the Ro-
tary Club of Windermere and St. Luke's
United Methodist Church.


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City Commissioner Dist. 2

March 13,2007


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2. Implement a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the benefit of all citizens.


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4. Continue a good relationship with county, state, and federal agencies to gain
more funding for roads, parks, storm water, and low income housing.


5. Increase impact fees on developers to insure the necessary infrastructure is
in place to support growth.


6. Save our drinking water by use of recycled water for irrigation in all new de-
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7. Convert our old library facility into a Senior and Adult Recreation Center.


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14A The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007




Windermere


Windermere Prep students help officers on Disney Cruise
Several Windermere Preparatory School 5th-graders were selected to assist officers a recent Disney Cruise
after they had shown interest in pin trading. Jaclyn Ryan (left) and Zoe Klumph were made honorary pin
traders to assist Disney Wonder Officers during a special pin-trading session on the last night of their re-
cent cruise. The girls helped (1-r) officer Levant from Turkey, Michael from the United States and Lloyd from
India. They were part of a group of families from Windermere Prep who took a 3-night cruise during winter
break from school. WPS parent Lori Lombardi Ryan coordinated the cruise.


Tickets on sale for Garden Club's Crazy Card Party luncheon


The Windermere Garden Club will
host its annual Crazy Card Party fund-
raiser on Thursday, March 29, at Town
Hall. Proceeds will be used for two
scholarships for horticulture students
at the University of Florida, to help
needy children attend camp, for high
school students to attend a workshop
called Saving the Environment through
Education and Knowledge and other
community projects. This is the club's
only fund-raiser.


Enter library's teen art
contest by March 16
The Orange County Library Sys-
tem is sponsoring a Teen Art Contest
at all locations from March 1 through
16. All types of media will be ac-
cepted, including, but not limited to,
paintings, drawings, sculpture, jew-
elry and graphic design. The Best of
Show winner will receive a $125 gift
certificate for Crealde School of Art
and winners in each category will re-
ceive a gift certificate to Sam Flax art
store.
The winners will be announced at the
Teen Art Show on March 29. Entry
forms are available at all OCLS
branches or at the Web site"
www.ocls.info/Children/Teen/de-
fault.asp. All youngsters ages 13-18
are eligible to entry. The deadline is
March 16.


Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and festiv-
ities include a raffle, silent auction,
lunch and rounds of crazy card games.
Tickets are available in advance for
$18 per person with checks made
payable to Windermere Garden Club. To
purchase tickets, call Mary Brett at 407-
877-2030 or send an e-mail to mary-
brett@cfl.rr.com. Seating capacity is
limited, and last year the event sold out
two weeks before the party. Business-
es that want to donate products or ser-


Rotary fun festival
set for Camp Down
April 14-15
The Windermere Rotary Club will
sponsor its annual Festival Among the
Lakes at Camp Down April 14-15 from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival will include art and crafts
booths, food, games, entertainment, a
boat show and raffles. For details on
booth rentals, call Maxine Black at 407-
877-8488. For more information on the
event, call Festival Chairman Bob
Sprick at rfsprick@yahoo.com.

Create a giant kite
March 15 at the library
Wacky Wednesday Arts and Crafts
at the Windermere Library will feature
decorating the Giant Windermere Kite
on Wednesday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m.


vices to the benefit, should call Joce-
lyn Deprez at 407-876-1817.
The Windermere Garden Club sup-
plies floral displays weekly at the Win-
dermere Post Office and Windermere
Library. The members also provide bed-
side flowers or plants to six local Hos-
pice patients. In addition, they main-
tain the town's butterfly garden, deco-
rate the Town Hall Christmas tree and
sponsor an annual Arbor Day obser-
vance.


Jazz under the Starz
is April 17 at West
Orange Country Club
The community is invited to a ben-
efit for the Olympia High School
Band program on Tuesday, April 17,
at West Orange Country Club.
The program will feature the OHS
Jazz Band and saxophone quartet and,
the jazz bands from Gotha and Chain
of Lakes middle schools.
The festivities will begin at 6 p.m.
and include an Italian buffet and silent
auction. The music begins at 6:30 p.m.
and continues until 10. Tickets are
$15 in advance and $20 at the door. �
For more information or tickets,
send an e-mail to Mary Margaret at
mandmp@aol.com.


Local student named to
dean's list at
Syracuse University
The School of Architecture at Syra-
cuse University recently named Win-
dermere resident Erik Holz to its dean's
list for the fall semester. To qualify for
the dean's list, students must achieve
at least a 3.2 grade-point average (on
a 4.0 scale) in 15 credit hours taken on
campus (or at the Florence, Italy, cam-
pus) or achieve a 3.5-grade-point av-
erage in 12-14 credit hours on campus
or in Florence during the semester.
Holz is a senior majoring in archi-
tecture.

Garden Club to meet
March 8 at Town Hall
The Windermere Garden Club will
hold its next general meeting at 9:30
a.m. this Thursday, March 8, at Town
Hall. The meeting begins with coffee,
followed by the program and meeting
at 10 a.m. The featured speaker is De-
bra Taylor on the topic "Confined Gar-
dening." The hostesses are Carol
Wolfe, Marlene Gardner and Maggie
Kinst. ,
The annual Crazy Card Party fund-
raiser is set for Thursday, March 29.
For more information on card par-
ty, call Mary Brett at 407-877-2030
or send an e-mail to
marybrett@cfl.rr.com. For informa-
tion on membership, call Tanya
Chesire at 407-905-9963.

Ivan Parker to appear in
concert at Ocoee High
March 10
Ivan Parker, a gospel artist and fea-
tured vocalist on the Bill and Gloria
Gaither Hbmecoming series, will pre-
sent a concert Saturday, March 10, at
7:30 p.m. in the Ocoee High School
auditorium.
The concert will support the First
Baptist Church of Windermere Com-
passion Ministry. Tickets are $10. For
more information or to reserve tickets,
call Kent or Donna at 407-877-9337.


Library program
for princesses and
knights is March 13
The Windermere Library is invit-
ing princesses and knights to an af-
ternoon of regal delights, stories and
crafts on Tuesday, Marchfi 13, at 2 p.m.
They can dress in their best gowns
and knightly attire for the festivities.

Windermere Library
plans Dr. Seuss event
The Windermere Library will host
a program called Dr. Seuss' Whobi-
lation Ball on Tuesday, March 13, at
3 p.m. The event will include stories,
crafts, games and many Seussical sur-
prises.
For information, call the Orange
County Library System at 407-835-
7480.,


This original artwork by Orlando artist Jim Gerard Holehouse will be the 1
featured design on the 2007 Windermere 5K Run Among the Lakes '
T-shirt. All adult participants and the first. 100 children will receivethle
collector's edition shirt.
i. '

Register for 5K Run Among the Lakes-
The Windermere Parks and Recre- and Panera. 2'
ation Committee will host its 6th an- Race packets, including race numl-T
nual 5K run/walk Saturday, April 14. ber, T-shirt and information, can be;
The three-mile route begins at Town picked up Wednesday through Friday,;!
Hall at 8 a.m. and will wind along the April 11-13 at Track Shack or on race&t
shores of lakes Butler, Bessie and day beginning at 6:30 a.m. 18
Down. The committee expects more The race is an unscored fun run fori
than 1,000 runners and walkers to par- runners and walkers of all ages. Th'e
ticipate. Every participant will receive top 10 male and female finishers will
a collector's edition T-shirt and com- receive awards. The awards ceremo-
plimentary food. This year's T-shirt ny is set for at 9:30 a.m. -
design features artwork by Orlando Presenting sponsors are Bogin,
artist Jim Gerard Holehouse. Munns and Munns; Health Central;
The entry fee is $10 for youth 17 The First Academy; and Advanced
and younger and adults 65 and older. Stucco Design Inc.
The entry for other adults is $17 Other sponsors include Keene's
through April 7 and $20 from April Pointe, Holston Properties, First Bap-
8-13. The fee on race day is $25. All, tist Church Windermere, The West
participants should add $1 for pay- Orange Times, Tavistock Group, Main
ment by credit card. Street Realtors, Animal Clinic of Win-
Registration is available through dermere and Windermere Design
Track Shack, 1104 North Mills Ave., home and garden.
Orlando or through the Web site at For information on sponsorships or
www.trackshack.com. to volunteer to help with the event,
A free kids runs %ill begin at 9:15 call Donna Steele at 407-876-8393.
a m The first 100 children to register Information on the run % ill be postl-i
\k ll received a complimentar T-shinr ed on the tow n \Veb site
All participants '\ ill enjo\ a corn- v" .to~n.% indermere fl us i begin-.
plimentarN breakfast b\ Chik-fil-A rung this teek.
S '-


Windermere Rotary President Julia Strimple and Rotarian Jess Green r
welcome guest speaker B.D. Walker (right) to the club meeting Feb. 20.
Green is the proud possessor of a 30-year perfect attendance record. |

International business consultant speaks to Rotary


B.D. Walker, an international busi-
ness consultant, briefed the Rotary
Club of Windermere on his business,
the intricate process of negotiating ar-
mament sales with friendly foreign
nations. He said when there are large
expenditures of money with nation-
alistic pride and customs involved it be-
comes considerably more than just a
"an old d hv" handshake deal.


According to Walker, the "offset
plan" dealing with equal monetary ex-
penditures between seller and buyer
nations constitutes a major portion of
the negotiating process.
The Rotary Club of Windermere
meets Tuesday mornings at Town 0
Hall ..
For more information, call Coert
Vnnoorhees at 407-876-6897


Great Wine Shootout benefit set for April 15
The Bob Allen Family Foundation award of Most Unique Wine Poured.
and Tim's Wine Market will sponsor Tim Varan, owner of Tim's Wine
the second annual Great Wine Market, will be on hand with his staff
Shootout on Sunday, April 15, from 3- to talk about wines and their histories.
6 p.m. The benefit will take place at Wines will be paired with extraordi-
Rollie Allen's lakefront home at 611 nary foods to satisfy every palette.
W. Second Ave., Windermere. Com- Wine will be for sale by the bottle or
plimentary valet parking will be avail- the case at discounted prices with pro-
able. ceeds to benefit the Foundation.
The community is invited to enjoy For more information or tickets, call
an afternoon of great wines selected by CT Allen at 407-876-1678 or send an ,
local wine experts to compete for the e-mail to TBAFF@aol.com.


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"Muirfield Village Collection" at Keene's Pointe. Each home features timeless
Spanish Colonial architecture with bright interior spaces and comfortable outdoor
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A very limited number of homes remain in this outstanding collection.
Yet [for those who acquire them, the pleasures are limitless.


Children's events scheduled at library
Storybook Fun for Your Little One approximately 20 minutes. The rhythm
is offered weekly at 12 Orange Coun- and repetition of nursery rhymes are
ty Library System locations, including used to introduce very young children
the Windermere Library Thursdays at to literature. The program is free and
11:15 a.m. scheduling is not necessary.
These free programs are recom- Toddler Time is scheduled for Thurs-
mended for children ages 3-5 and days, at 10:45-a.m. This program is es-
younger, lasting about 20 minutes. pecially for children ages 18-36 months
Children enjoy folk and animal tales, and lasts approximately 20 minutes.
flannel and big book stories, rhymes, The use of picture books, finger plays,
songs and poetry. Groups, families and songs, poetry, Mother Goose rhymes
childcare providers are welcome to par- and flannel board stories will encour-
ticipate. age the development of verbal and lis-
Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for You and tening skills for physically active chil-
Baby is presented Thursdays at 10:15 dren.
a.m. This program is especially for in- For more information on any of these
fants from birth to 18 months and lasts programs, call 407-876-7540.








Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 15A


'Disciple Now'
The W.I.R.E.D. Student Ministry of Windermere Ministries - First Baptist Church Windermere, Windermere
Community Church and LifePointe Church - put on its annual Disciple Now '07 event recently. This year's
theme was 'Chosen' as'168 middle and high school students discovered their personality profile and learned
they are uniquely made by God. Activities included a paint war, an obstacle course at the Orange County
Sheriff's Swat workout, music from local Christian band Monochromatic and speaker Stuart Hill from Birm-
ingham, Ala. Pictured discovering these colors do run at DN'07 are: Zack Jones, Spencer Needelman, Ka-
ley Budnik (top), Morgan Lloyd and Alison Mitchel (bottom).
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Local resident meets Mrs. Tony Blair
ocal Windermere resident and business owner Jane McCullen (left)
vas recently asked to a VIP hair session with Cherie Blair, wife of British
Srime Minister Tony Blair. McCullen has also done services in the past
fr Barbara Bush. Mrs. Blair was in town at the Grand Bohemian and
oke at the Citrus Club on the topic of peace.

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Needlework group
meets at
Windermere Library
Area residents are invited
to join an informal needle-
work group that meets on the
first and third Wednesday of
each month from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Windermere Li-
brary. Participants are en-
couraged to bring all types
of stitching projects, in-
cluding cross-stitch, needle-
point, crewel, quilting and
more.
For more information, call
407-877-1011.


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Two local residents, Iris Pearson and Mike Merrill, wrote this colorful-
ly illustrated new children's book. It tells the story of a lost and scared
young squirrel that is reunited with her family.

New children's book about a
squirrel explores loss and hope
The Adventures of Lady: The Big created by former Disney animators.
Storm, a new children's book by Iris The book comes from the authors'
Pearson and Mike Merrill, is a color- own experiences. When they found a
ful story of a stranded young squirrel tired, hungry squirrel in their yard the
yearning for home. It explores chil- day after a hurricane, they raised her
dren's fears of being left alone and in- with the help of the local wildlife cen-
spires understanding that even in the ter. Eventually they were able to release
darkest of times something wonder- the squirrel in their yard and she is
ful is often just around the bend. still a frequent visitor.
Married couple Pearson and Mer- Born in Mobile, Ala., Pearson is a
rill live in Orlando and have written a production accountant for film and
book for children that is soothing and television. She works with Project
educational. A scared and lost little Firefly Animation Studios.
squirrel named Lady pops up in a Co-writer Merrill is an accountant
strange backyard. A kind human and with a master's degree in business ad-
a wildlife center come to her rescue. ministration.
She is cared for and soon grows strong To purchase a copy of the book, go
enough to return to her family. to www.theadventuresoflady.com,
The book is written in conversa- Amazon.com, Borders.com or a retail
tional prose and appropriate for be- outlet. For more information, contact
ginning readers. It is colorfully illus- the author at im@theadventuresofla-
trated by Project Firefly, a company dy.com.

Book signing March 24 with Disney legend
The community is invited to a book dom Press Agent. He will discuss his
signing Saturday, March 24, from 3-5 40 years of working with Walt Disney,
p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book- hobnobbing with presidents and roy-
store at 7900 W. Sand Lake Road, Or- alty and dreaming up crazy publicity
lando, with author Charles Ridgway. stunts for Walt Disney Parks. He will
Ridgway, recognized as an Official also share seldom seen photos of Dis-
Disney Legend in 1999, will be sign- ney history from his personal archives.
ing his new book, Spinning Disney's The event is free. For more infor-
World: Memories of a Magic King- mation, call the store at 407-345-0900.

Holy Family Women plan Touch-A-Truck community event


The Holy Family Catholic Wom-
en's Club is sponsoring a charitable
event Saturday, March 10, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds.
Children of all ages, young and old
alike, are invited to the Touch-A-
Truck event. Children will be able to
sit in the driver's seat and explore the
world of trucks, including a fire engine,
ambulance, other emergency vehi-
cles, theme cars and a variety of oth-

Holy Family Catholic School
Holy Family Catholic School will
present its 10th annual dinner auction
called the Hooray for Hollywood Cel-
ebration on Saturday, March 24, at the
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel.
The festivities get underway at 5:30
p.m. with dancing to the 1980s band,
Switch, until 1 a.m.
The evening features a cocktail re-
ception, gourmet three-course meal
with menu items prepared by the ho-


er vehicles.
Admission is $5 per child. Adults
21 and older are free. Food and re-
freshments will be available for sale.
Proceeds from the event will be do-
nated to Holy Family charities and
other local charities.
For more information, call 407-
876-4209. The church is located at
5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Or-
lando.

plans dinner auction benefit
tel's renowned chefs, live entertain-
ment, along with a live and silent auc-
tion. Tickets are $85 per person. Pre-
ferred seating and corporate tables are
also available for $1,600. Jackets and
cocktail attire are preferred. The tick-
et deadline is March 15.
For more information on tickets,
sponsorships or to donate auction
items, call Beth Denhof, auction chair-
person, at 407-399-5872.


Thomas P. Moss Carolyn H. Sawyer Cary L. Moss
Esq. Esq., Board Certified Esq.
in Elder Law


Breast Cancer Support
Group meets at
St. Luke's
A Breast Cancer Support Group is
meeting at St. Luke's United
Methodist Church on the second Mon-
day of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.
The meeting dates are March 12, April
9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13,
Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
The group is for those who have
been recently diagnosed, need infor-
mation or want support. The church
is located at 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland
Road, Orlando.
For more information, 407-876-
4991, Ext. 262.


Southwest Library to
host health program
Area residents are invited to a pre-
sentation by Dr. K. Kalidas on Thurs-
day, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Southwest Library. He will give an in-
depth seminar on natural and safe ways
to improve heart health with herbs, vi-
tamins and chelation therapy.

Learn Oriental brush
painting techniques
The community is invited to attend
a demonstration by members of the Or-
lando Oriental Brush Painting Society
Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the
Southwest Library. Instructor Bennett
also teaches brush painting and other
fine art classes at Harry P. Leu Gar-
dens in Orlando. Registration is re-
quired. To register,' call 407-835-7323:

Learn public-speaking
skills at Toastmasters
weekly meetings
Do you have a fear of speaking in
front of an audience? Adults can eas-
ily learn public speaking and leader-
ship skills by attending Vista Toast-
masters Club 7250. The group meets
weekly in the community room at the
Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive,
off Dr. Phillips Boulevard. Meetings
take place each Thursday from 6:45-
8 p.m.
New members are welcome, and
there is no charge. For more infor-
mation, go to www.vistatoastmas-
ters.com.
The purpose of the club is to help
members become better speakers and
leaders while enjoying.the process.
Toastmasters International is the
world's largest educational organiza-
tion devoted to communication and
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There For Tomorrow to host CD-release show March 28


Learn about
aquascaping
The Orange County Parks and
Recreation Division is continuing
its 2006 Eco Saturdays programs
at the Tibet-Butler Preserve.
The free program Saturday,
March 24, at 10 a.m. will feature
information on environmental
aquascaping with native plants.
Participants will learn how to pro-
tect the lakes by planting native
shoreline plants and building
berms and swales. They will also
receive information on county
programs to help residents with
shoreline and watershed projects.
The program is for all ages but
limited to 50 participants.
The program March 31 is called
Caving. Participants will learn
about underwater exploration and
cave research from members of
the Cambrian Foundation. There
will be special emphasis on Cen-
tral Florida cave systems. This
program is limited to 50 partici-
pants.
Reservations are requested be-
cause programs fill up quickly.
To reserve a place, call 407-876-
6696.
The preserve is located at 8777
County Road 535, Orlando.


There For Tomorrow, an Orlan-
do-based rock band, will host a CD-
release show at The Social on
Wednesday, March 28, to celebrate
the group's Debut EP "Pages."
Doors open at 7 p.m. and all ages
are welcome. Also appearing in the
show will be Orlando's Between
The Trees and the Sophomore'At-
tempt from Jacksonville. Tickets are
$10 and available from Park Avenue
CDs and all Ticketmaster locations.
There For Tomorrow's members

Mary, Queen of the Universe
The Music Department at Mary,
Queen of the Universe Shrine re-
cently announced details of its 2006-
07 Shrine Concert Series. All pro-
grams are held in the Shrine Church,
8300 Vineland Road, Orlando, be-
ginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Shrine Choir will appear in
concert on Thursday, March 15, and
present a program called Music of
the Church Year. The Shrine Choir,
the Shrine's professional choir in res-
idence, was founded to minister to
the many tourists and visitors to Cen-
tral Florida and to provide music at sa-
cred services at weekend Shrine
Masses. The eight singers in the choir
are all professional musicians and are
under the direction of Dr. William


Church of the Lakes to host marriage refresher course


Does your marriage feel like a life
sentence? Has all the excitement left
your relationship? Most couples ex-
perience some of these feelings, and
some are smart enough to do some-
thing about it.
The Presbyterian Church of the
Lakes will offer a marriage refresh-
ment course. Participants should think
of the seven-week course as a series
of weekly dates. The class begins
Thursday, March 15, from 6:30-9
p.m. and continues for six consecutive
weeks.
The program will provide an op-


Book discussion
continues March 19
. Windermere Union Church, Unit-
ed Church of Christ, will continue its
book club on Monday, March 19. As-
sociate Pastor Karen Curtis-Weakley
leads the group, which meets on the
third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
at Borders bookstore cafe at 9441 W.
Colonial Drive in Ocoee.
The book selection for March is
Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-
End Movements and Culture of Fail-
ure that are Undermining Black Amer-
ica - and what we can do about it by
Juan Williams. The community is in-
vited to join the group at any meet-
ing.
"Juan Williams. has through Bill
Cosby spoken for the quiet majority of
African Americans who desperately
look for some voice to articulate what
they know is truth," said Douglas
Wilder, mayor of Richmond, Virginia
and former governor of Virginia. "I
highly recommend Enough to those
who are really interested in knowing
our nation's history and specifically
the odyssey of African Americans in
this country."
For more information on the book
group, call the Rev. Curtis-Weakley at
the church office at 407-876-2112 or
log on to www.windermereunion.org.


portunity for couples to relive their
early dating relationship with a series
of candlelit dinners in a romantic at-
mosphere followed by a challenging
presentation by British authors and
marriage counselors Nicky and Sila
Lee.
The course is available to individ-
uals who want to put the "wow" back
in their marriage.
For more information and to reg-
ister, call the church office at 407-
291-2886. The church is located on
the corner of Lincoln Avenue and
Conroy-Windermere Road.


include Maika Maile, lead vocals
and guitar; Christian Climer, guitar
and vocals; Jay Enriquez, bass and
vocals; and Dr. Phillips High School
graduate Chris Kamrada on drums.
This vibrant young band, ranging
in age from 17-20 years old, has
been electrifying Cnetral Florida for
more than three years. With a fresh
new sound and memorable high-en-
ergy performances, their fan base is
growing rapidly.
The new EP has been produced

Shrine Choir plans concert
Picher, director of Music and organ-
ist at the Shrine.
The choir will perform a program
by composers Rutter, Gounod, Du-
rufl6, Victoria and others. Gary Pret-
tyman, director of music and organ-
ist at Holy Family Catholic Church,
will be accompanying the choir.
The Shrine is located at. 8300
Vineland Road, near the Lake Buena
Vista Interstate 4 exit 68. Tickets are
$9 for adults and children 12 and un-
der are free. Tickets are available at
the Shrine gift shop or at the door on
concert nights. There is ample free
parking. For other questions, call the
Shrine Music Department at 407-239-
6600, Ext. 38 or e-mail to shrinemu-
sic@netpass.com.


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The group has held recent sold-
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Orlando Regional Sand Lake His-
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hospital. These duties include work-
ing with the patient art activity cart,,n
the mail room and as patient adv"p-
cates.
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Holy Family plans to *
form depression
support group
Holy Family Catholic Church is ,f-
fering a depression support group. If
you are in the midst of depression,
live with someone who is depressedlor
has experienced depression and wiDh
to help others, consider joining tis
group. 'A
A definite date and time for the
meetings has not been set and will de-
pend on the responses received.
' The group will meet at the church,
5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, qr-
lando.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times


Oakland


-,_cott and Cathy Blankenship of Clermont were the first bicyclists to use the bike rack placed at the Oak-
land Nature Preserve by Rob Davis (center) for his Eagle Scout project.


Scout builds bike rack at ONP


Rob Davis, a Life Scout with Boy
_,Scout Troop 145 in Winter Garden,
*built a bicycle rack at the Oakland Na-
ture Preserve as his Eagle Scout pro-
ject. The rack is located near the en-
i. trance to the boardwalk so guests who
pedal to the preserve can securely park
flheir bikes while they walk toward Lake
Apopka.
' -1 Many folks who bike the West Or-
-b


ange Trail on the southern boundary of
the preserve like to make a stop at ONP.
The bike rack fulfills the service pro-
ject requirement that Davis needs to be
eligible for Eagle Scout rank. In addi-
tion to completing a service project that
is designed to benefit the community
and provide an opportunity to demon-
strate leadership to others, Davis needs
to earn 21 merit badges and meet five


other requirements for the Eagle. He is
currently working on the last two of
three merit badges and plans to finish
later this year.
The bike rack is the 11th service pro-
ject to be completed by a Boy Scout at
ONP. Girl Scouts have also finished
projects there.
Troop 145 is sponsored by the Win-
ter Garden Masonic Lodge.


Getting pumped up
Classes in the lower grades at Oakland Avenue Charter School came out to cheer on the older students
who were prepared to take the FCAT last week. Mr. Black's class even created a cheer: 'FCAT, FCAT, what
do you say? We're going to pass the FCAT, and go to 4th grade! And if we try our best, then we can pass
the test. So put the answers in your book, and let the teachers do the rest.' The Oakland Police Department
provided a vehicle escort along Oakland Avenue during the FCAT Parade.


NEXT church
plans Skate Day
NEXT Community Church and
Ezekiel Ministries are planning a
Skate Day in the Park. It is set for
Wednesday, March 14, at Speer Park.
The church meets Sundays at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. at the Oakland Meeting
Hall.

No election in Oakland
The town of Oakland will have no
municipal election this year. Elections
for the four-year terms of mayor and
Town Commissioners are staggered
and held in even-numbered years.
In the March 2008 election, the seats
of Mayor Kathy Stark, Vice Mayor
Mike Satterfield and commissioners
Willie Welch and Joseph McMullen
will be on the ballot. All are four-year
terms, with the exception of Mc-
Mullen's. He was appointed to replace
Commissioner Bill Dudzinski, who
resigned last year when he moved out
of state, and the appointment was for
a term to end with the next municipal
election.

Scouts invited to
volunteer at ONP
The Oakland Nature Preserve is on
the lookout for Girl Scouts and Boy
Scouts who would like to volunteer
at ONP. The preserve welcomes boys
working toward their Eagle Scout
badge and girls working on their
Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Many opportunities exist for com-
pleting a project that would benefit
the community and ONP visitors.
Those interested can contact ONP at
407-905-0054.

Town of Oakland
meeting schedule
Town of Oakland meetings are reg-
ularly held in the meeting hall on
North Tubb Street. For more infor-
mation, call Town Hall at 407-656-
1117.
* Town Commission, second and
fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
* Planning & Zoning Board, third
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
* School Advisory Council for Oak-
land Avenue Charter School, first
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
* Community Redevelopment, third
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
* Parks and Recreation Committee,
fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Join the British
Heritage Club
The British Heritage Club meets on
the first Tuesday of the month at the
Oakland Presbyterian Church in Oak-
land at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of British
heritage is welcome to join.
Call Doris Merchant at 407-877-
8280 for more information.

Help preserve nature
The Oakland Nature Preserve in-
vites new members to join on one of
five different levels: student or youth
($5); individual ($25); family ($35);
sponsor, corporation or organization
($50); or patron ($100 or more).
Send checks payable to ONP to
Oakland Nature Preserve, P.O. Box
841, Oakland 34760. For details, call
ONP at 407-905-0094.


Healthy, safe and fun
A health fair was held on a recent Saturday at Oakland Avenue Char-
ter School, and the day. included car-seat checks, seminars, vendors
and games. Morgan Crawford and James Adkins Jr. participated in the
fun by having their faces painted during the event. Oakland's police
and fire departments and the Florida Highway Patrol also handed out
general safety information.


Recognizing the cooks
The Men's Prayer Breakfast group at Oakland Presbyterian Church
honored 2 of its longtime cooks, Les Ford (center) and Jim Campbell
(right), at a recent meeting. The pAir received a plaque and a Bible.
Both men arrive at 5 a.m. to prepare a hearty breakfast for the 25-30
men who attend on a regular basis on Tuesdays. With them is Stacy
Vereen, president of the breakfast group.
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File'of Life available
The File of Life program is available
in Oakland. The packets include an
information card that gives emergen-
cy personnel an immediate medical
history on the patient.
Residents can pick up a File of Life
packet at the Oakland Police Depart-
ment, 540 E. Oakland Ave.

How secure
is your home?
The Oakland Police Department of-
fers a security questionnaire to help res-
idents identify safety needs in their
home. If necessary, an officer can assist
residents in inspecting the home and
offer tips for improving safety. For de-
tails, call the OPD at 407-656-9797.


Spring Fling at
Oakland Ave. Charter
Oakland Avenue Charter School
has set its 4th Annual Spring Fling for
Saturday, March 31, from 1-5 p.m.
The PTO has put together a whole
new carnival with rides, games and
food.
The event also includes a silent auc-
tion.
The community is invited to par-
ticipate in the day and help support
the charter school.


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Social


Spring break
holiday camp
at Roper YMCA
- The Roper YMCA is holding a hol-
iday camp during spring break (March
9'and 12-16). Children ages 6 (kinder-
garten) through 14 can participate
from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $30
per day for Y members, $45 for oth-
ers.
- Students must bring a non-perish-
able lunch, drink, two snacks, close-
toed shoes, bug repellent, sunscreen,
a;refillable water bottle and hat. At-
tendees will not be swimming. Hand-
held electronics are not permitted.
SFor more information, call the Y at
407-656-6430. The Y is at 100 Win-
dermere Road, Winter Garden.

Edgewater High
Class of 1957
The Edgewater High Class of 1957
50-year reunion is April 28-29 at Dub-
sdread Country Club in Orlando. A
brunch at the Citrus Club is also sched-
uled for April 28. For details, contact
J6an Cayce Milligan at 407-898-5980
ot Joanmilligan@bellsouth.net.

West Orange High
classes of 1981-83
,Volunteers are needed for the plan-
ning committee for a reunion with
West Orange High School's classes
of 1981, 1982 and 1983. For more in-
formation, e-mail Julie Sawyer Dem
at BowCurtsey@aol.com or Jacki
Trowell atjtrowell@cfl.rr.com. Any-
one planning to attend and wanting to
keep up to date regarding the event
can visit and register at the Web site:
www.WOHS82.com.

West Orange High
Class of 1987
,The West Orange School Class of
1987 20-year reunion is June 29-30
and July 1. Contact westorangeclas-
sof87@yahoo.com, Allison Butler
Painter at 407-877-0930 or AL-
Painter68@yahoo.com or Donny
Burns at 407-654-1375 or
Dbumsinc@msn.com.

West Orange High
Class of 1992
'The Class of 1992 at West Orange
High School is planning its 15-year
reunion and is looking for alumni. The
event is Oct. 12-13. For more details
and to submit contact information, go
to www.wohsl 992.com.

West Orange High -
Class of 1997
;The West Orange High School
Class of 1997 is holding its 10-year
reunion Aug. 3-5. On Friday, a meet-
arid-greet will take place at Hard Rock
Caf6; no prior reservation is needed.
On Saturday, a banquet is scheduled
for Doubletree Hotel; prior reserva-
tibns are required. On Sunday, a fam-
ily day is set for Turkey Lake Park,
and reservations are needed there as
well.
:Classmates can send their e-mail
address to wohs97@hotmail.com for
further information and can check out
the MySpace page (place the above
e-mail address as the search option).


MARIELLE UNGER


It's a girl!
Mark and Juliann Unger announce
the birth of their daughter, Marielle
Paige Unger, on Oct. 27,2006, at Bran-
don Regional Hospital. The new ar-
rival weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces,
and measured 19 and a half inches at
birth. Her 3-year-old sister, Olivia, was
excited to welcome her to the family.
The grandparents are Richard and
Mary Bruce of Gotha and Ron and
Peggy Unger of Leesburg.

WOHS Quarterback
Club to host 'Vegas Night'
April 28
The West Orange High Quarterback
Club will be hosting "Vegas Night" at
the Elks Lodge in Winter Garden on
April 28. The fun will begin with a
Texas Hold'em tournament, followed
by blackjack and roulette. There will be
door prizes and a silent auction, also.
Players will begin the tournament
with $50,000 in chips, with buy-back
allowed for the first hour for an addi-
tional $20 donation. There's no limit on
betting.
A $50 donation per person is re-
quested. No one under 21 will be per-
mitted to attend. Check-in is 5-5:45
p.m. and play starts at 6. The deadline
for reservations is April 20.
For more information, call Kim Hud-
son at 407-656-6233, Betty Goodwin
at 407-656-157lor Coach Tim Smith
407-905-2468:

SW Book Club
to discuss 'My Life in
France' on April 3'
The Southwest Book Club will meet
Tuesday, April 3,.from 7-8:30 p.m. to
discuss My Life in France by Julia
Child.
On May 1, members will discuss
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
For more information, call Sandy
Mayer at 407-835-7323 or send her
an e-mail at mayer.sandy@ocls.info.

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Powells to celebrate 60 years of marriage
The Rev. Johnnie T. and M. Catherine Powell of Lake Panasof-
fkee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Sunday,
March 11, at a reception/luncheon given in their honor by their chil-
dren and grandchildren.
The couple was married in Winter Garden on March 14, 1947,
and have lived in the Central Florida area for most of their married
years.
Their four children have planned a special time for family and
friends to honor them with a visit. The celebration will be from noon
to 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 12114 N. U.S. High-
way 301, Oxford.
Your attendance will be their gift.



Auditions for 'Sacha on
Broadway' will be held March 17


Miami Vice star Philip Michael
Thomas and Sandi Morais are cur-
rently casting male and female triple
threats (singer, actor and dancer) ages
22-45 for the Orlando production of
Sacha on Broadway.
The show is a story about a young


woman's dream to become a Broad-
way star, but she battles with the
demons of fear and self-doubt.
Auditions will be held March 17
and are by appointment only. Head
shots and resumes should be e-mailed
to smorais 1 @bellsouth.net.


Richard Dreyfuss to speak at
Montverde Academy fund-raiser


Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss
will speak at the 2007 Montverde
Academy "Celebrating Education
Event" on April 21 at 7 p.m. The
fund-raiser will be held at the
William 0. McQuaig Activities
Center on the academy campus.
An icon of modern theater and
film, Dreyfuss was a.top bo'x office
star in the late 1970s, thanks to star-
ring roles in the Steven Spielburg
blockbusters Jaws and Close En-
counters of the Third Kind.
The actor grew up in New York
and California and began his act-
ing career in repertory theater and
improve comedy. This was followed
by Broadway and off-Broadway
plays and guest appearances on tele-


Down East Boys
in concert at
Faith Family church
The Down East Boys will appear
in concert at Faith Family Commu-
nity Church of the Nazarene on Sun-
day, March 18, beginning at 10:45
a.m. The community is invited to en-
joy this gospel group perform.
The church is at 305 Beulah Road
in Winter Garden. For more infor-
mation, call the church at 407-877-
7735.


vision.
In 1973 he was the center of the
George Lucas hit, American Graf-
fiti. He won a Best Actor Oscar for
The Goodbye Girl in 1977. His oth-
er films include Down and Out in
Beverly Hills, Tin Men, What About
Bob?, Mr. Holland's Opus and Sil-
ver City. His career continues to ex-
pand with the 2006 remake of Po-
seidon.
Tickets for the event are $100 and
include food, beverages and enter-
tainment throughout the evening.
A live and silent auction will also be
held. For tickets and corporate spon-
sorships, which include a private
VIP reception with Dreyfuss, call
the-academy at 407-469-2561.


Lakeview High
Class of 1972
The Lakeview High School Class
of 1972 is holding its 35-year re-
union July 7 at the Engstrom Camp
on Lake Butler from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Anyone planning to attend
needs to RSVP by March 29. Class-
mates can contact Laura Lasseter
Liggett at 770-906-9461 or
Lliggettl@mac.com with their
name, address, phone number and
e-mail address.


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JIM GUSTINO - WILLING TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR US!


* As an attorney, he successfully fought for justice
for local families against the Orange County School
Board, unscrupulous real estate developers and
builders of defective housing.

* As a father, he successfully argued before the
Orange County Commission to eliminate a loophole
that previously allowed developers and builders to
benefit from the characterization of portable
classrooms as "permanent capacity" (and had
spawned the proliferation of portables on our local
public school campuses).

* As a District 4 homeowner and neighbor, he has
worked diligently on the Stoneybrook West Volunteer
Executive Committee, organized two golf tournament
fundraisers for the benefit of fellow Stoneybrook West
homeowners and residents, and worked on the
Stoneybrook West Events Committee.


* As a Christian who believes that we are called to
walk the talk if we are to have any credibility
whatsoever with a justifiably skeptical world, he
co-founded and serves as Director of the "Advocates
of Grace",Legal Ministry (a community outreach that
provides free legal services to lower income
residents of central Florida).

* As a fiscal conservative in the tradition of Ronald
Reagan, he will work very hard to ensure that the
City acts as a good steward of our money, and
spends it wisely to improve our community for
everyone - and not for special interest groups.

* As a Winter Garden stakeholder, he has purchased
and is developing the Winter Garden Law Centre on
137 West Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden
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West Orange High Warriors- softball runs record to 8-0


- The Warrior baseball
team pounded rival
Dr. Phillips 15-0.

The Lady Warrior varsity fastpitch
softball team entered the week with a
perfect 8-0 season record after defeat-
ing University 8-1 last Friday night.
Freshman Molly Billue, West Or-
ange's starting first baseman, made her
pitching debut vs. University and threw
a complete game victory, in addition
to going 2-for-3 at the plate. Freshman
Kayleen McCall went 2-for-4.


The Warriors picked up three big
wins last week to improve to 7-0 on
the season. West Orange defeated Cy-
press Creek 9-7, Apopka 5-0 and Edge-
water 2-1.
Sophomore pitcher Taylor Fawbush
racked up 33 strikeouts over the three
games. Senior Janessa Cavanzon
stepped up against Apopka by going
2-for-3 with a 2-run home run and 4
RBIs. The victory over Apopka marked
WOHS's second win already this sea-
son against the defending district cham-.
pions.
"I am very proud of the girls," said
West Orange Coach Kelli Poff. "They


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are continuing to work really hard to be
the best they can be."
The Lady Warriors were set to play
at Olympia Tuesday night. West Or-
ange's next home game is this Thurs-
day, March 8, vs. rival Dr. Phillips.
The Lady Warrior junior varsity
fastpitch softball team improved its
overall record to 2-3 with a comeback
victory over Edgewater last week.
Trailing 10-7 in the bottom of the sixth
inning, West Orange rallied for six runs
to take a 13-10 lead. Freshman pitch-
er Rachel Housego came in and retired
the side to seal the victory. Alyssa
Thompson and Samyra Safroui both


performed well at the plate.
The J.V. Lady Warriors were set to
play Olympia on Tuesday and Dr.
Phillips this Thursday, March 8.
The Warrior varsity baseball team
kept its unbeaten and scoreless streak
intact with a 15-0 thrashing of rival Dr.
Phillips last week. The following night,
West Orange gave up its first earned
run of the season in an 11-1 victory
over Central Florida Christian Acade-
my. The win improved West Orange's
record to 6-0 overall, 2-0 in district.
"Going 33.3 innings without giving
up a run was something that I'll re-
member forever," said WOHS Coach


WOHS 2nd baseman and captain Laci Schwenneker (above) makes
an out during the West Orange varsity fastpitch softball team's 8-1 win
over University last Friday night. The victory improved West Orange's
record to 8-0. Freshman Molly Billlue (at right) led the way by pitching
a complete game and going 2-for-3 at the plate.


Jesse Marlo. "This is going to be a
memorable year, and I hope the West
Orange community can come out and
join in on the fun."
Pitcher Daley Cox has stood out for
the Warriors with a 3-0 record and a
0.00 ERA in 18 innings. He has al-
lowed only 5 hits and 5 walks while
amassing 29 strikeouts.
Joey Burkhalter led West Orange's
offensive by going 4-for-5 at the plate
with 6 runs, 7 RBIs, 2 doubles, 2 home


runs and a stolen base.
The Warriors play this Friday at 7
p.m. at East Ridge.
The West Orange varsity girls
lacrosse team defeated Nease 14-10
last week. Ally Bratton led the Lady
Warriors with 11 points. Monica Bra-
nom, Jackie Barney and Maia Pegues
each added a goal. Michelle Anthony
had a remarkable 12 saves. Peques,
Bratton and Taylor Burton each made
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Ocoee softball defeats Eustis 14-0


The Ocoee High varsity fastpitch
softball improved its record to 7-2
after defeating Eustis 14-0 in five in-
nings last week.
The Lady Knights scored 3 runs in
the first inning. Dominique Smith
reached base on an error, and Brit-
tany Spencer (single), Kristen Crowe
(triple) and Miranda Isbell (double)
followed with big hits.
' Ocoee poured it on in the second in-
ning by scoring 6 runs on hits by
Mandi Fraleigh, Devin Crabb,
Spencer, Crowe, Lauren Smoley,
Smith and Madison Minnis. In the
fifth inning, a Crabb double, followed
by a Smoley walk and singles by
Spencer, Isbell, Ashley Hindes and
a walk by Fraleigh, led to more Ocoee
runs.
: Cat Floyd pitched three innings,
and Porsha Forbes closed out the
game.
The Lady Knights lost to Edgewa-
fer 9-4 the following evening. Ocoee
scored 2 runs in the first inning off a
Smoley hit, a Smith walk, Spencer's
fielder's choice and a double by
Crowe. Ocoee added 2 more runs in
the fourth inning with a walk by Min-
nis followed by 2 Edgewater errors.
With the game tied 4-4 in the final
inning, Edgwater rallied for 5 runs.
The Lady Knights host East Ridge
this Thursday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m.
The Ocoee junior varsity fast-
pitch softball team defeated Eustis
11-4 last week. Taylor Skipper
pitched well to lead Ocoee to its 2nd
victory of the season. Ocoee broke


out in the fourth inning with 7 runs.
Second baseman Rachel Jones
snagged a low line drive and quick-
ly threw to third base to turn an im-
portant double play. Skipper pitched
for 5 strikeouts and went 2-for-3 at
the plate. Alison Jarret and Lauren
Hoag each went 2-for-3 as well.
The J.V. Lady Knights followed
up by defeating Edgewater 13-3 to
improve to 3-3 on the season. Well-
executed laid bunts and timely steals
allowed Ocoee to cruise past Edge-
water. Hoag smacked a triple to left
field, and Leslie Perez turned a bunt
into a triple as a result of Edgewater
errors.
Jessica Smothers pitched for her
first victory of the season. Ocoee was
set to play Wednesday night at Har-
mony.
The Ocoee varsity baseball team
defeated Tavares 5-4 last Saturday.
Cory Bernstine threw a complete
game with 6 strikeouts. Joel Torres
had 2 hits, Rashid Mitchell hit a triple
and C.J. DePalma had a big RBI sin-
gle late in the game.
The Knights defeated Colonial 6-
1 last Friday. Mike Arsenault pitched
a complete game with 6 strikeouts
and only 1 run allowed. Torres and
Bernstine had 2 hits apiece..
Ocoee fell to University 9-2 earli-
er last week. Torres had 2 hits, while
Mitchell, Cam Buckles and Berns-
tine each had a hit. DePalma pitched
two scoreless innings in relief.
The junior varsity baseball team
lost to University 8-3 last week. Brad


Hermesman, Mitchell Storey; Mike
Watson and Justin Bass all pitched
for Ocoee. John Blair was 2-for-4
with a double. Nick Galipeau hit a
double, and Dustin Denman was 1-for-
1. The next J.V. baseball game is set
for Saturday at 3 p.m. vs. East Ridge.
The Ocoee varsity girls lacrosse
team fell to University 13-3 last week.
Kenyses Benn scored 2 goals, and
T.J. Hough added another. The team
also fell at home last week to Olympia
20-2. Hough scored both goals for
Ocoee. Kristi Di Millo racked up 15
saves in goal.
The Ocoee varsity boys and girls
tennis teams both fell to Edgewater
last week. Brian Barnett won his
match 8-6 at the No. 1 singles posi-
tion, although his team lost 6-1. The
Lady Knights were defeated 7-0.
The Knight varsity girls water
polo team defeated Gateway 9-6 last
week. Breann Nuckles (3), Brittney
Nuckles (2), Lindsay Holzworth (2),
Ciara Henry and Ashley Smith all
scored goals.
The Ocoee varsity boys water
polo team fell to Gateway 13-9 last
week. Jordan Rawski scored 4 goals,
while Kurt Gunter scored 3 and David
Torres added 2 goals.
The Ocoee High Athletic Boost-
er Golf Tournament is set for April
28 at Stoneybrook West at 8:30 a.m.
Fees are $80 per golfer or $100 for
hole sponsorships. For more infor-
mation, contact Athletic Director Bill
Chambers at 407-905-3006 or cham-
bew@ocps.net.


Celebrating at the Olympia boys soccer awards banquet are varsity teammates (1-r): front row, Phelipe
Peres, captain Thiago Azevedo, Andrew Duncanson, Jerry Hatsady, John Holt; back row, Head Coach
Fraser Allen, Greg Mercado, Scott McGarigal, James Gossmann, Matias Cerda, Conor Smart, Steve Otto,
Radford Parker, Tyson Pryor, captain Jeff Goldstein, Kyle Stanforth, Aron Hotalen, Diogo Ferreira, Andrew
Tungate and Coach Jason Robinson. Not pictured: Tomas Contreras.


Titans celebrate record-breaking soccer season


The Olympia High boys soccer pro-,
gram celebrated its record-breaking
season with an awards banquet at
MetroWest Country Club. The var-
sity Titans finished with an 18-2-2
record and won the school's first-ever
team district title. The J.V. team went
8-3-3 for the season.
Coaches Fraser Allen, Jason Robin-
son and John Wilson presented
awards to the following varsity play-
ers: Jeff Goldstein and Thiago Azeve-
do (Players of the Year), Radford
Parker (scholar athlete), Tyson Pryor
(Young Player of the Year), Scott Mc-.
Garigal (Titan award) and Tomas.


Contreras (Players' Player of the
Year).
. Andrew Duncanson received the
Karen McGarigal Award for excel-
lence on the field and in the class-'
room and commitment to leadership
and community service. Also, Dun-
canson, John Holt, Jerry Hatsady, Mc-
Garigal, Pryor, Azevedo and Gold-
stein were honored for their selec-
tions to the All-Metro Conference
teams.
Goldstein also earned an All-State
selection and will play for the regional
team in the upcoming state all-star
game.


Junior varsity awards went to: Bob-
by Strickland (Player of the Year),
Alex Condrin (scholar athlete), Robert
Kirkwood and Jon Risovas (Young
Players of the Year), Erik Lynch-(Ti-
tan award) and Jonathan Yawman
(Players' Player of the Year).
Also honored were J.V. teammates
Thamoor Ansari, Joao Azumbuja,
David Gaset, Roberto Arias, Carlos
Flores, Josh Jacobson, Tyler Perez,
Michael Sharma, Timmy Gross,
Shane Hotalen and Sam Herrejon.
Olympia's coaches thanked parents
and the community for supporting the
Titan soccer program.


Panthers fall in OT at state basketball finals


The First Academy varsity girls basketball team celebrates winning its 2nd straight state championship.

TFA girls repeat as state basketball champs


The First Academy varsity girls
basketball team defeated North Flori-
da Christian 75-46 to claim its sec-
ond consecutive 2A state champi-
onship. '-
The Lady Royals finished the sea-
son with a 29-3 record and won the
title by defeating the same team they
beat in last year's state final. TFA ad-
vanced to the finals last month by
crushing Ponce DeLeon High 65-30.
"All of the girls did a fantastic job


this season," said Coach Steve Mur-
ray. "We played a very challenging
schedule, one that helped to bring out
the ery best in us."'
TFA senior Krystal Thomas was
named the 2A State Final Four MVP,
while junior Alexa Deluzio and
sophomore Erin Knight were both
named to the Final Four All-Tourna-
ment Team.
Thomas will be one of only a few
players to represent Florida at the Mc-


Donald's All-American High School
Basketball Games in Louisville, Ky.,
.on March 28. Thomas has also been in-
vited to participate in the Women's
Basketball Association of America
All-Star Game in Cleveland, held in
conjunction with the women's NCAA
Final Four.
Three TFA seniors have signed to
play. NCAA Division I basketball -
Tierra Brown (Stetson); Jaimie Givens
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The Dr. Phillips High varsity
boys basketball team entered the
state championship finals last week-
end with a 17-game winning streak.
DP fought hard until the end but fell
80-77 in overtime to Pompano
Beach Ely to claim the runner-up
title.
Chris Warren led Dr. Phillips with
38 points, followed by Justyn
Watkins with 25 points.
After trailing by five points at the
half, the Panthers cut the deficit to
three points in the third quarter.
With less than a minute to play, Ray
Willis hit a clutch 3-pointer to give
DP the lead.
Ely responded, though, with a
game-tying 3-pointer with only nine
seconds remaining to force over-
.time. Warren opened OT by burying
a 3-pointer, but Ely fought back to
take a 5-point lead late into the pe-
riod.


The Panthers cut the lead to 3
points with a turnover and a basket
but failed to force a second over-
time when a desperation half-court
shot missed as time expired. DP fin-,
ished with a 25-7 record..
"The Panthers left it all out on the
floor, and I'm sure everyone-who.
was there would agree that we're
nothing but proud of our kids," said
DP Athletic Director John Magri-
no.
The Panthers advanced to the' state
final by defeating Miami North-
western 73-64 in last week's semi-
final game. Watkins stood out with
a game-high 27 points, plus 8 re-
bounds and 4 assists. Makenson
Joseph had 12 points, 5 rebounds
and 3 assists. Willis totaled 11
points, and Warren finished with
13.
The Dr. Phillips varsity, boys
track team 'captured first place


among 11 teams at the Lake High-
land Invitational last Friday. Fresh-
men Alex Mund and Richard Hicks
placed 4th and 6th, respectively, in
the 3200. Freshman Ricardo Miller
and juniors Gabe Simmons, Bradley
Moore and Damion Allen sealed the
DP %ictor. by placing first in the
4.x4 rela.. Curtis Huggins and Allen
also pro ided strong individual per-
formances.
The DP varsity baseball team
picked up its first . in of the season
with a 2-1 comeback victory over
Olympia. Chris Wilkes pitched the
final four innings to get the win,
along with 6 strikeouts.
The Panther varsity boys
weightlifting team opened its sea-
son last week with a 57-30 victory
over Edgewater. Franklin Carter
(590 lbs. total lift), Jared Vaughn
(500 lbs) and Justin Kemp (350 lbs.)
were DP's top lifters.


Olympia water polo picks up 6 wins in weekend play


The Olympia High varsity boys and girls water
polo teams played three 'games each last weekend
and swept all competitors.
Last Friday night featured a double-header vs. Ly-
man, followed by Lake Howell. The boys prevailed
over Lyman 15-6 and cruised past Lake Howell 26-
0. The Lady Titans defeated Lyman 26-1 and Lake
Howell 19-0. Last Saturday, the boys defeated rival
West Orange 30-4, while the girls beat WOHS 28-


The boys team finished the weekend with a 6-0
season record. The Titans have outscored their op-
ponents 132-22 through the first six games. The Lady
Titans improved to 5-1 and have outscored oppo-
nents this season 120-28.
Both Olympia teams were set to play Tuesday
night vs. Ocoee and Wednesday night vs. Apopka at
the YMCA Aquatic Center off International Drive.


Olympic Development teammates
C.J. Williams (left), son of Chris and Corrina Williams, and Patrick
Moore, son of Peter and Cathy Moore, both made the Florida Youth Soc-
cer Association Olympic Development Soccer Team. The boys are
also teammates on the Inter United Soccer U14 boys Sting. Williams
and Moore will join 50,youths who will represent Florida this summer
in playing against state teams from throughout the Southeast.

West Orange High JV baseball off to 6-2 start


The West Orange High junior var-
sity baseball team extended its season
record to 6-2 after defeating Central
Florida Christian Academy and Edge-
water last week.
Lewis Salvati nailed a home run to
lead West Orange to a 10-2 victory at
CFCA. Two days later, the J.V. War-


riors pulled off a 2-1 victory over
Edgewater.
West Orange was set to play at ri-
val Dr. Phillips and host a rematch vs.
Edgewater on Wednesday, March 7.
West Orange's J.V. home game vs.
Ocoee on March 19 has been moved
to Ocoee's home field.


Register for 5K Run
Among the Lakes
The Windermere Parks and
Recreation Committee will
host its 6th annual 5K run/walk
Saturday, April 14. The three-
mile route begins at Town Hall
at 8 a.m. and will wind along
the shores of lakes Butler,
Bessie and Down.
The entry fee is $10 for
youth 17 and younger and
adults 65 and older. The entry
for other adults is $17 through
April 7 and $20 from April 8-
13. The fee on race day is $25.
All participants should add $1
for payment by credit card.
'Registration is available
through Track Shack, 1104
North Mills Ave., Orlando, or
through the Web site at
www.trackshack.com.
A free kids run will begin at
9:15 a.m. The first 100 chil-
dren to register will received a
complimentary T-shirt.
Race packets, including race
number, T-shirt and informa-
tion, can be picked up Wednes-
day through Friday, April 11-
13 at Track Shack or on race
day beginning at 6:30 a.m.
For information on sponsor-
ships or to volunteer to help
with the event, call Donna
Steele at 407-876-8393.
Information on the run will
be posted on the town Web site
(www.town.windermere.fl.us)
beginning this week.









Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 3B


O-Town Knights finish runners-up
The O-Town Knights U13 baseball team finished as th4 runner-up at the President's Day Challenge AAU
tournament in Leesburg. The team played well and placed 2nd among some of the best teams in Central
and Southwest Florida. The Knights also finished as runners-up at the Rumble in the Jungle II tournament
held recently. The team works out at O-Town Baseball Academy in Winter Garden under the instruction of
owner Dennis Forbes. Celebrating with their medals are (1-r): front row, Cody Hartman, Austin Gomber, Austin
Bottoms, Billy Dunn, Brett Caramalis; middle row, T.J. Sullivan, Connor Lien, Stevie McClellan, Daniel
Shemelya, Nathan Kelly, Matt McCloskey; back row, coaches Mike Shemelya, Steve McClellan and Jason
Bertone.


Cheerleading casting call -
Members of the West Orange High cheerleading squad auditioned for the movie 'Bring It On 4' at a cast-
ing call at Universal Orlando. Keesha Miller, Kristen Sargent and Jordan Schlosser all received callbacks(.
Gathered above are (1-r) Miller, Joanie Burkhalter, Sargent and Alyssa McCourt. Pictured below at the au-
dition are (I-r) Nicole Angione, Ashley Bourland and Schlosser. ,


Elizabeth Burrow, a West Orange High volleyball player, will represent
the United States in Holland as a People to People Sports Ambas-
sador.


Burrow to serve as sports ambassador


Acceptance into the Sports Am-
bassador program is an honor. The
international competition and edu-
cation program was founded by
President Dwight Eisenhower in
1956.
Burrow must raise $5,000 to pay
for the 10-day trip to Holland. Do-
nations can be sent to: Elizabeth Bur-
row, P.O. Box 783363, Winter Gar-
den, FL 34787.


Ocoee to host Top Notch basketball camp
The city of Ocoee's Jim Beech , place March 24, while the girls event
Recreation Center will host the Top is set for April 14. The fee for par-
Notch Exposure Camp, an event de- ticipating is $25, which includes a
signed to feature some of the area's top camp T-shirt. For details, contact Dar-
basketball talent, nell Haney, camp director, at 407-
The camp is open to boys and girls 956-0714 or by e-mail at
ages 10-18. The boys camp takes HaneyT12@hotmail.com.

Bulldogs set cheerleading registration
The Ocoee Bulldogs Pop Warner March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
League will hold cheerleading regis- for returners and on Saturday, April
tration for the 2007 season at the Jim 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for new
Beech Recreation Center on Saturday, cheerleaders.


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beginning Aug. 1. The league's
executive board will hold in-
terviews on Sunday, March 25.
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can visit the Web site at
www:ocoeebulldogs.org for
contact information.


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volleyball player Elizabeth Burrow
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i7 -Wm1 "".IUS takes silver medal
. ' ."-' '' The Inter United Soccer (IUS) boys soccer team won the silver medal last month at the Disney President's
Day Tournament. Celebrating with their medals are (1-r): front row, Storm Zych, Sean Kirkpatrick, Claude
Wrapping up the season Daigler, Anthony Berganini, Tannon Smith, Shane Smart, Justin Seaman; back row, Coach Ed Moffitt,
The Southwest Middle School boys volleyball team ended its season with a 5-3 record. Gathered for a Coach Peter Moore, Shawn Moffitt, Joey Kelly, C.J. Williams, Danny Sullivan, Kejoun Benjamin, Dilon
team photo are (1-r): front row, Daniel Jones, Christian Pierce, Kayo Noscimento, Brent Weatherford, Pe- Allred and Patrick Moore. Not pictured: Michael De Michielli.
dro Codo, Carlos Barcos; back row, Coach Birto Benjamin, Rogerio Junior, Tom Lemrond, Matt Brough,
Shane Radosevich and Alex Goodrum.























Chain of Lakes champs
The Chain of Lakes Middle School boys volleyball team wrapped up its season with its 4th consecutive clus-
ter championship and its 2nd straight county title. Pictured are (1-r): front row, Yago Martins, Brady Heldt,
Pedro D'Avila, Kenny Le, Nick Acciainoli, Nour Elkhatib, Omar Correa; back row, Rodrigo Costa, Arthur Ac
ciainoli, Mark Gilliam, Coach Jeff Aldridge, Andrew Johnson, David Surovik and Domingos Lima.








LMS volleyball
The Lakeview Middle School girls volleyball team has wrapped up its season. Pictured in a team photo are
(1-r): front row, Arielle Pollack, Caroline Lowe; middle row, Samantha Ledford, Anne Arthur, Ashly Green, -
Stacy Klempel, Amanda Bryson; (back) Mikaela Renschla, Colby Bryant, Jordan Rhodes, Dominique Paige,
Coach Stacy Fisher and Jordan Hartsfield. , H.

Ocoee Golf Assoc. meets on 2nd Thurs. with Sun. golf events -
The Ocoee Golf Association, a group near City Hall. in five flights determined by handicaps.
established in 1983 and made up of Tournaments are held the third Sun- A membership initiation fee is $10, and
Golfers of all skill levels, meets the sec- day of each month at 8 a.m. at various yearly dues are $30. For details, call C .i
ond Thursday of each month at 7:30 golf courses around the area. Awards are 407-656-2669 or go to the Website at
p.m. in the Ocoee Community Center, given for low-gross and low-net scores OCOEEGolf.TriPod.com.

Golf tournament set to To 2r.
benefit Olympia Foot- *? ^ * NMont erde Academy is no\\ accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school
ball Boosters -year. Founded in 1912. Montiverde Academy is an independent, coeduca-
The Olympia High School Foot-ional college preparatory boarding 7-12) andday schoolPK3-2situat-
,all Boosters will sponsor the annual . e
golf tournament Saturday, April 28, Ted on 125 acres adjacent to Lake Florence in Nlonterde. Florida. Expanding
,at Celebration Golf Club. , on its 25 million dollar campus. MNont erde Academy opened a ne%\ 4 niil-
The Boosters Club is actively lion dollar lower school learning center in 2006 to house a gro ing lower school
Seeking interested sponsors and t ou n le s
,players for this fun day of golf to student body.
support the OHS Titan football pro-
gram. i .4ailable teaching positions for .4ugust of 2007
Peggy Cross is the golf tourna-
nent committee chairman. US Biologa/Life Science
For more information or to reg-
ister, call Peggy at 407-595-7933 5th grade instructor
or send her an e-mail at peg-
gyrtr@yahoo.com. ESL instructor

Meeting dates set a IS/US Computer Instructor
or Relay For Life US History
The Relay For Life of West Or-
ange has set the following meetings LS Physical Education
to prepare for the April 13-14 Relay
-t Ocoee High School. The meetings Qualifications:
're March 19 and April 2, all at 6 F
p.m. in the high school teacher's Floda Certificate required for teaching positions
lounge in the cafeteria. Experience preferred, graduate degree preferred
Upon paying the $100 registration
,ee, teams can choose their RelayB
campsite. Benefits:
Survivors wanting to participate in Competitive salary commensurate with county scale
the Relay should call Yvette Hurst at 'alasi-'.

for registered survivors will take Tuition remission available for children of full time faculty and staff
plane that Frilday night. Each will re- 125 acre campus, strong endowment


y start theeA 1 Relay.
To learn more about Relay For 2l 6 -i'. w wF monriderde org for emplotmen application and intrucuons.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 5B




Golf


More top golfers
enter at Bay Hill
Eight more golfers from among
the top 50 players in the world have
committed in the past week to play
in the Arnold Palmer Invitational
presented by MasterCard. The PGA
Tour event is scheduled next week
March 12-18 at the Bay Hill Club in
Orlando.
Heading the list of the most re-
cent entrants is No. 14-ranked Paul
Casey, whose hole-in-one was a
highlight of Europe's 2006 Ryder
Cup victory. Others are No. 20 Col-
in Montgomerie, No. 28 Robert
Karlsson, No. 34 Stephen Ames,
No. 35 Aaron Baddeley, No. 37
Niclas Fasth, No. 44'Bart Bryant
and No. 48 Johan Edfors.
At the top of the World Ranking,
the Arnold Palmer Invitational has
commitments so far from six of the
top 10, No. 2 Jim Furyk, No. 3 Phil
Mickelson, No. 5 Henrik Stenson,
No. 6 Ernie Els, No. 8 Retief
Goosen and No. 9 Vijay Singh.
Still not committed are No. 1
Tiger Woods, who has won four
times at Bay Hill, No. 4 Adam
Scott, No. 7 Geoff Ogilvy and No.
10 Luke Donald.
Other entries in the past week
were received from 2005 Bay Hill
champion Kenny Perry, Ben Crane,
David Duval, Steve Elkington, Bil-
ly Mayfair, John Merrick, Bernt
Geiberger, Steve Lowery and Mark
Rummings.
For tickets to the Arnold Palmer
Invitational presented by Master
Card or for more information, go to
the Web site at www.arnold-
palmerinvitational.com or call the
ticket office at 407-876-7774 or
866-764-4843.
Tournament proceeds benefit
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Chil-
dren and the Winnie Palmer Hos-
pital for Women and Babies.

AJGA event set for
Celebration Golf Club
April 13-15
The American Junior Golf Asso-
ciation will hold the Medicus Pre-
season Junior at Mystic Dunes for
the first time at Celebration April 13-
15.
The Medicus Preseason Junior Se-
ries is designed specifically for first-
time AJGA members for those mem-
bers who have not yet participated
in an AJGA event.


Golf tournament set to.
benefit Olympia Football
Boosters at Celebration
The Olympia High School Football
Boosters will sponsor the annual golf
tournament Saturday, April 28, at Cel-
ebration Golf Club.
The Boosters Club is actively seek-
ing interested sponsors and players
for this fun day of golf to support the
OHS Titan football program.
Peggy Cross is the golf tournament
committee chairman.
For more information, call Peggy
at 407-595-7933 or send her an e-mail
at peggyrtr@yahoo.com.


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Cooperstown Golf Classic set for
Sanctuary Ridge
The community is invited to register for the 2007 Cooperstown
Golf Classic to support the O'Town Knights 12-and-under team.
The team is raising funds to travel to Cooperstown, N.Y., to de-
fend its National Championship.
The tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, at Sanctu-
ary Ridge Golf Club, formerly Diamond Players Club, in Cler-
mont.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start
at 1 p.m. the tournament will have a four-person scramble format
and the entry fee is $75 per person. The event includes dinner af-
ter play, greens fee and cart rental, range balls and complimenta-
ry beverages on the course. There will be prizes for closest-to-
the-pin, longest-drive and a $1 million hole-in-one challenge. The
entry deadline is March 21.
Sponsorships are available and range in price from $425 to
$3,000 and include various signage and player entries.
For more information, call Charise McDaniel at 407-905-0398
or send an e-mail to cacmcdaniel@yahoo.com.
The O'Town Knights is a team of area 12-year-olds that trav-
eled to Cooperstown last summer to play in the Cooperstown In-
vitational. The team won the tournament. This year the team is com-
posed of Tyler Halstead, Alex Mitchell, Gunnar McNeill, Henry
Rivera, Allan Archer, Alex Rector,.Anthony Massaro, Tyler
Williams, Zach Vandergrift, Austin Love and Mason Newton.
Returning to the tournament has been the boys No. 1 goal for
2007, and they are hoping to raise $15,000 through the golf tour-
nament and other fund-raisers.
Last year, the O'Town team went 12-0 en route to winning the
title. Now the team has the opportunity to be the only team in the
event's history to win in consecutive years.



Health Central Auxiliary plans golf
tournament at West Orange Country Club


The Health Central Auxiliary Golf
Tournament will be held Monday,
March 26, at West Orange Country
Club. Proceeds will benefit the Health
Central Auxiliary Scholarship Pro-
gram.
In 2006, the auxiliary awarded 18
scholarships of $1,000 each to area
students for continued education to-
ward careers in healthcare. Total con-
tributions of more than $50,000 were
donated for special projects, scholar-
ships and departmental budget needs
within Health Central hospital.
The auxiliary's goal this year is to
increase these numbers to an addi-


tional $25,000 for special projects on
its agenda.
Sponsorships for the tournament
are available and range in price from
$200 for a hole sponsorship to $1,800
as the lunch sponsor. Major sponsors
will receive signage recognizing the
company's participation at the
award's luncheon and entry for a four-
some.
Golfers are also invited to register
for this scramble event.
For more information or to regis-
ter as a sponsor or a golfer, call Pauli-
na Wolfe at 407-296-1148 or Darrell
Gardner at 407-876-8651.


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Participants/Exhibitors
*St. John's River Water Mngt * Orange Audubon Society
*FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation *FL Trails Association
*Coastal Angler Magazine * Florida Guides Association
*Live Birds of Prey-Avian Reconditioning Center
*City of Apopka Police, Fire, and Education & Internal Events
*Women in the Outdoors * Costa DelMar Eyewear
*Quantum, Rapala, Berkley, Rip Tide and Sufix Fishing
*Dept of Environmental Protection* Leica Camera/Optics
*Roger Franklin Williams Radio Show, NewsTalk AM 660
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* Hook Kids on Fishing - First 100 kids tnhop
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will get a FREE rod and reel (All children must be accompanied
by a parent) Sponsored by Coastal Angler Magazine.
* Animals and morel Face Painting and Balloon Art
* Fishing and Conservation Activities
* Canine and Rappelling Demonstrations
* Nature Crafts

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* Kayak FishingTips, Capt.TomVan Horn, RipTide ProStaff
* Book Signing, Capt. Rodney Smith, Author,
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* Know your local birds of prey by observing & listening
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Arnold Palmer Invitation
CVS Pharmacy will host a Youth
Day event Monday, March 12, at the
Arnold Palmer Invitational Present-
ed by MasterCard. The event features
free admission for all youth ages 17
and younger accompanied by a paid
adult.
Gates will open at 8 a.m., and 24
young people will be selected to serve
as escorts for the Pro-Am Tourna-
ment. Each young person will walk
inside the gallery ropes with one of
the Pro-AM groups, along with an
adult companion, for a close-up view
of a professional golfer in action.
The 24 youth will be selected on
merit from local public schools par-
ticipating in The First Tee National
School Program. This program, which
is supported by the Arnold Palmer In-
vitational and the PGA Tour, is com-
mitted to establishing a lifelong in-
terest in golf by introducing elemen-
tary school students to a structured
golf curriculum implemented by cer-
tified physical educators.
Admission on Tuesday through
Sunday will be $15 daily for youth
tickets for ages 11-17. Tickets on
Monday for youth ages 11-17 with-
out a paying adult will also be $15.
Youth ages 10 and under have free
admission every day.
Admission for adults is $35 Monday
through Wednesday and $45 on
Thursday through Sunday. Admission
badges for the entire week are $95.
The Youth Day sponsorship was a
natural fit for CVS because the com-
pany recently started the CVS All
Kids Can program to make life easi-
er for children with disabilities.


lal Youth Day sponsored by CVS set for March 12
Parking on Monday will be free. the tournament Web site at
Enter by Gates A or B off Apopka- www.arnoldpalmerinvitational.com
Vineland Road and follow directions or call the Bay Hill ticket office at
to Parking Lot 8. For tickets, log onto 407-876-7774.

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Schools


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Oakland Avenue Charter School's 3rd- through 5th-grade students and the town of Oakland participated
in the 2nd annual FCA T Parade. The children received a police escort as they marched past the police/fire
station, down Oakland Avenue and into the school's front entrance. They stopped at reviewing stands and
did a class cheer as parents and the rest of the student body watched. Students who received top grades
on last year's test rode in vehicles. The parade ended with Principal Marcia Cason arriving by fire truck. Ms.
Early's 4th-graders are pictured carrying the posters they made to show they were ready for the FCAT.

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Shannon Lewis' 1st-grade students at Montverde Academy enjoy exchanging valentines with their friends.
Pictured are (1-r): (1st row) Collin Jakob, Samantha Schmid, Baylor Bumford, Katherine Ghivizzani and
Rachel Burress; (2nd row) Lauren Barnes, Addison Adkins, Sebastian Oetterer, Mayrangela Rodriguez
and Victoria Barber; (standing) Jordan Cooke; and (3rd row) Megan McDowell, Connor Johnson and Lau-
ren Mankewich.


Jump Rope for Heart
Valentine's Day was very special at
Montverde Academy. Each class in
the Lower School participated in Jump
Rope for Heart. Students collected


money to benefit the American Heart
Association. In second through fifth
grades, students created blankets for
Project Linus. The blankets will be giv-
en to terminally ill children to help com-


fort them.
The academy is very proud of the
students for reaching out to the com-
munity and helping others for Valen-
tine's Day.


Ocoee


ll1 year, the students at Spring Lake Elementary have been collecting pop tabs from soda cans for the
6onald McDonald House for Children. Each Friday on the news, the students are recognized for their con-
ribution on a segment called 'Pop Top Friday.' Mrs. DeLucia calls each child up to be on camera and to
present the pop tabs collected. A big thank-you goes to all the students for their hard work in collecting these
(abs.



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Ocoee Elementary's special area teachers often work together to create exciting leading activities for the
students. This year, students in 1st grade worked together on a unit based on the book, 'Over in the Ocean.'
They learned songs about the sea, read books about the ocean, researched and wrote about sea creatures
and created color illustrations of them At the end of the unit, students came together to share their learn-
ing by putting on a play using technology, art, literature, math, movement and music. Pictured are music
teacher Gale Biela (on guitar) and several 1st-graders presenting their play.

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Firefighters from the Winter Garden Fire Department visited Children of the Messiah Preschool recently.
They are pictured with students Josh Miller, Peyton Cottle, Elena Koury, Collin Mungal, Sam Hoenstine and
Riley Giblin.



Windermere Elementary student
Austin Batten gets ready to drop .
an egg very carefully wrapped
in foam and bubble wrap and
duct-taped. The 5th-grade gifted
students strategically devised
ways to drop an egg from a 2nd-
story stairwell to a target on the
ground without breaking while
on a field trip at UCF. This en-
gineering-themed trip also in-
cluded activity tables, where the
students were able to build
bridges and airplanes. Ms.
Green's class created environ-.
mental 3-D projects to display
and was able to visit other
school exhibits.


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Students in Mrs. Hurless' 2nd-grade class at Windy Ridge were recognized for their achievement during
the 2nd 9-week grading period. Awards given were Reading, Math, Science, Great Leaps (most improved),
Teacher's Choice (6 pillars of character) and the Principal's Award (excellence in academics and good cit-
izenship). Pictured are (1-r): Alexis Amos, Austin Quinn, Bryan Fu, Lauren Rutledge, Madison Spack, Blake
Hanan, Principal Concepcion and (in back) Hurless.


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Clarcona Elementary School was the site of a wedding recently when the
letter Q married the letter U. Tracy Webley, CRT, performed the ceremony.
All the kindergarten classes were invited, and the teachers prepared a
reception. Pictured are Mr. Q (Jacob Wallace) and Mrs. U (Ashley Phon).


WOHS PTSA to host
program for community
The West Orange High WOW
PTSA will host a community evening
on Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.
at the school's main campus audito-
rium.
PTSA members, students and fac-
ulty members will unveil the "Program.
of Change" for WOHS - a program
aimed at creating a safe, accepting,;
non-violent atmosphere where all stu-
dents can flourish.
There will also be a brief PTSA,
general membership meeting as well;
to elect new officers for the coming,
school year.
For more information, visit wowpt-,
sa@cfl.rr.com.

-West Orange High
Class of 1997
The West Orange High School
Class of 1997 is holding its 10-year
reunion Aug. 3-5. On Friday, a meet-;
and-greet will take place at Hard Rock:
Caf6; no prior reservation is needed.'
On Saturday, a banquet is scheduled
for Doubletree Hotel; prior reserve'
tions are required. On Sunday, a fam-
ily day is set for Turkey Lake Park�
and reservations are needed there as
well.
Classmates can send their e-mail
address to wohs97@hotmail.com for"
further information and can check out
the MySpace page (place the above.
e-mail address as the search option),;!


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Most of Windermere Prep's 7th-graders recently took the College Board SATs with high school juniors-
They were eligible to take the SAT early because they qualified for Duke University's Talent Identificatio4
Program. The Duke TIP invites academically talented student who have scored in the 95th percentile or above
on standardized testing to participate its annual talent search. Students who quality are afforded many oth4
er opportunities to challenge themselves and get a jump on high school. Pictured are the 7th-graders who
took the SAT (1-r): (front row) Cameron Parker, Stephen Kim, Christian Bell, Lucas Casas, Tyler Santoste*
fano, Ryan McKercher, Logan Foster and Colin McCullough; (2nd row) Haley Lamoriello, Nikki Licata, Anei
Pandya, Natalie Novokowsky, Sydney Waitz-Kudla, Grayce Larson, Barbara Primera, Paige Leary, Heidi
Verner, Natalia Schneider and Madison Doher; and (3rd row) Daniel Shemelya, Carlee Couillard, Rohit6
Sompalli, Andrea Norris, Brian Loiselle, Patrick Salmon, Alex Ontko, Drew Yarnell and Kira Ambrose.

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Gertrude Gaines, Chain of Lakes Middle School parent; Kathy Fabrizio, 6th-grade guidance counselor;
6th-grader Damasi Gaines, who earned the Outstanding Osprey Award; and David Azzarito, assistant prin-
cipal/6th-grade administrator, enjoy the Outstanding Osprey Celebration.


Outstanding Ospreys
Chain of Lakes Middle School held
its Outstanding Osprey Celebration
recently to honor 50 good citizens for
the 3rd marking period. To earn this


FoundationAcadem


award, a student must have a positive
attitude, show good effort and display
sound leadership skills.
Patty Mack-Solden and Sue Bur-
kett of the PTSA provided the break-


fast for the students and their par-
ents. A big thank-you goes to them,
as well as to Albertson's, Publix and
Panera Bread for their support of this
program.


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Commended Student
Deborah Barkley of Foundation
Academy has been named a Com-
mended Student in the 2007 National
Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of
commendation from the school and the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
will be presented to her by the admin-
istration.
About 34,000 Commended Students
throughout the nation are being recog-
nized for their exceptional academic
promise. Although they will not contin-
ue in the 2007 competition for Merit
Scholarship awards, Commended Stu-
dents placed among the top five per-
cent of more than 1.4 million students
who entered the 2007 competition by
taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT/Na-
tional Merit Scholarship qualifying Test.
A spokesman for NMSC said,
"Recognition of academically talented
students and the key role played by
schools in their development is essen-
tial to the pursuit of educational excel-
lence in our nation...."


Thornebrooke Elementary held a spelling bee recently. The winner
was Jaselle Manikowski, and Daniel Boyd was runner-up. These top
spellers are pictured with Mr. Daniels, assistant principal.



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Random Acts of Kindness Week was celebrated recently at MetroWest Elementary School. Ruthann Paul-'
Suess' gifted 1st- through 5th-graders visited numerous classes to talk about kindness and random acts:
with.their own examples. They asked the students to participate in an activity called 'Wrap Yourself Around
Kindness.' Using cut, colored strips of construction paper, they asked the students to give examples of
kindness to them. Someone said, 'I gave my teacher a chocolate rose and a carnation for Valentine's Day.',
Someone said, 'I gave a student some money for lunch when they didn't have enough to buy their own.'
Another student said, 'We give to the less fortunate with food and clothing.' The students then stapled/wrapped:
608 strips of kindness together to make a huge chain. World Kindness Week is Nov. 12-18, with Nov. 13
being designated as World Kindness Day.

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8B The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


* Talent Showcase
set for March 11

by Victoria Laney

Are you a potential rock star or Rem-
brandt? You can develop your talents by
performing at the Talent Showcase on
Sunday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Ocoee Chapel of Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints at Silver Star and
Good Homes Road. There is no charge
or collection taken at the event, and chil-
dren are welcome in the audience and on
stage.
Bruce Baltich of Windermere will sing
and play the piano and guitar. At a past
Talent Showcase, he delighted children
with his musical performance of "Jab-
berwocky" and intrigued everyone with
his story of how he finally learned to play
the piano as an adult.
"I always wanted to play the piano, but
some teachers told me I lacked talent," he
said. "Finally, I met a man who gave me
a simple method that unlocked my talent
and allowed me to perform for others. It
cost me nothing, and I can share the
method with those in attendance. "
"The Talent Showcase is designed to
be a developmental experience where bud-
ding artists and performers can nurture
their talents," said Sister Beckman of Dr.
Phillips, who coordinates the event.
"Everyone from the'community is in-
vited to attend. They will find a welcom-
ing audience that will offer praise and en-
couragement. Past showcases, called Mu-
sicales, were held in homes, but the audi-
ence has grown so much that we need the
larger space of the chapel," she said.
Performers from Winter Garden include
soloist Sophia Troncoso, 16, and Cristin
and Aimee Jenkins, ages 12 and 11, play-
ing the recorder with Maya Westby, 11. Ian
and Maria Allison, ages 8 and 9, will sing
a duet.
i Performers from Ocoee include Geral-
dine Saucer on the flute, Connor Hoff, 11,
playing the trumpet, Madison Truett, 13,
on piano, and Christopher Correa, 17,
playing harmonica and guitar.
From Orlando, Damon Elder will play
the guitar and Melissa Marinello will sing.
Ruth Cox, 88, of Ocoee will display a
quilt that she spent six months designing
and a year stitching by hand.
April Izzo of Orlando will display and
:give away balloon art, and Jessica Opfi-
,cius, 14 ofOcoee, will display sketches of
horses. To perform in the next Talent
"Showcase, April 14, call 407-257-8241.


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8B The West Orange Times Thursday, March 8, 2007


By Vina Mogg

The West Orange High School
Concert Choir travels to Miami this
week to attend the National Con-
vention of the American Choral Di-
rector's Association. This is the
largest convention for all choral di-
rectors in the entire country. Out of
278 choirs that auditioned to sing in
this convention, only 50 were cho-
sen.
The WOHS Concert Choir is the
only public school in the state of
Florida chosen to sing at the con-
vention, with the other Florida
school being the Bak Middle School
for the Performing Arts. They were
chosen by ACDA executive direc-
tors based on an audition tape and
the reputation of the West Orange
program.
"This honor is the culmination of
ordinary kids doing extraordinary
things," said Jeffrey Redding, di-


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It wouldn't be Groundhog Day at Citrus Elementary without Mrs. Brown's
annual Groundhog Day presentation. A former principal of CES, Brown
returned Feb. 2 with her groundhog, Phil, and her black top hat for the
WCES news program. For 7 years she has explained the celebration
that takes place in Punxsutawney, Pa., and announced Phil's weath-
er prediction. Since Brown is formerly from the Punxsutawney area,
the Feb. 2 tradition is very special to her.



School Board meets
The Orange County School Board approved acceptance of the School
Impact Fee Update Study dated Feb. 8. The study was conducted by
Tindale-Oliver & Associates. The recommendation calls for increas-
ing the current single-family residential impact fee from $7,000 to
$10,036.
The School Impact Fee Update Study will be sent to the Board of
Orange County Commissioners for review and implementation. Funds
generated from the construction impact fees will be used only to build
new schools. Development of new housing units in Orange County has
created a growing need for more classroom space.


Allison Couch is Dillard Street Elementary's Spelling Bee winner. She
is pictured with Principal Rob Bixler.


Spelling bee winner
Dillard Street Elementary held its
school-level Orlando Sentinel
Spelling Bee recently. The top'
fourth- and fifth-grade spellers com-
peted for the school title.
Allison Couch, a fifth-grader in'
Mrs. Bessetti's class, was the winner.
She won by spelling the words bel-'
ligerent and manicure. She ad-
vanced to the next level of the Or-,
ange County Spelling Bee and did'
a great job there even though she'
said she felt "very nerve-racked and
very tense." She is happy to have
won the school spelling bee and,
plans to try again next year in mid-
die school.
This honor was extra special to
her mother, Amy Quesinberry
Couch, who won Dillard's school
spelling bee as a sixth-grader.

Mark the calendar
Spring break begins Friday, March
9. Students return for the fourth nine
weeks grading period on Monday,
March 19.
Reports cards go home with stu-
dents on Friday, March 23.


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The seniors of Ocoee High recently celebrated the beginning of their
graduation year. Pictured are Camellia Trubinski and Megan Sorley, along
with their classmates, preparing to put their handprints on the Class of
2007 banner.




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Shruti Sharma, Roseline Louis Jeune, Aned Gomez and Kayla Switzer
(from left), members of the freshman class at Ocoee High, with the
winning shelter they built during the FCA T rally.


Engineering team excels
Ocoee High's "NERD Club" engi-
neering team recently earned its sec-
ond trip to the SECME National Com-
petition by taking the trophy for Over-
all Winner in the 2007 Regional
SECME engineering competition at
the University of Central Florida.
This design contest is open to all
area elementary, middle and high
school students from Orange, Semi-
nole and Osceola counties. This
year's winning team brought together
students with different strengths, as
well as members of the community.
The students worked every day for
months - many days giving up their
lunches to finish the projects and to
prepare for the competition.
The OHS team earned medals in
numerous categories: Mousetrap Car
(first and second places), Egg Drop
(first and second places), Solar Car
(first place), Mathematics Competi-
tion (second place), Web Site Design
(second place), Essay (second and
third places) and Poster (third place).

'Surviving FCAT' rally
Ocoee High's Renaissance pro-
gram recently hosted a "Surviving
FCAT" rally for the freshmen and
sophomores to motivate them to do
well on the real FCAT.
Students participated in various sur-
vivor games, such as a food-eating
contest, tug-of-war and a shoe relay
race.
The freshman class was declared
the overall winner and won bragging
rights to "Caging the FCAT" for the
remainder of the school year.


The Ocoee High engineering team earned medals in numerous cate-
gories to take the trophy for Overall Winner at the Regional SECME Com-
petition held recently at UCF. Pictured are: (front row) Kwame Sim-
mons, David Skirvin, Michelle Hawkins, Jaron Keith, Hailong Shen,
Sheila Jackson (co-sponsor), Kevin Myhre, Principal Mike Armbruster
and Matt Robinson; (middle row) Seth Reichelson (co-sponsor), Joy-
anne Leitch, Jeremy Santos, Dwayne Scantlebury, Jeremy Joseph,
Elizabeth Smith, Mohammed Hoosein and Tyler Nail; and (top row)
Rachel Doiron, Steven Brooks, Brandon Adkison, James Taylor, Char-
maine George, Tara McParland, Maria Morales, Aaron Fan and Daniel
Jackson. Not pictured are Garrett Haupt, Shruti Sharma, Jessica Sims,
Davis Thomas and Kevin Timirchand.


Ceramics 1 students at Ocoee High are learning to build with clay slabs. They have already learned pinch
and coil techniques, adding handles and basic glaze technology. This project will be a box with a lid, incorporating
an ocean theme. During the 2nd 9 weeks, they will begin learning to throw on the potter's wheel.


The FCAT is a black and gold lion
statue to be permanently displayed in
the courtyard within a cage. For the
remainder of the year, the statue will
have 2010 painted on the side. That


could change this summer when the
actual FCAT scores come in.
The real bragging rights will come
from the class that outperforms the
other one on the actual test. The


sophomores are determined to repaint
the FCAT with 2009, giving them the
bragging rights as the "Best Under-
class on Campus" for the next school
year.


rector of the West Orange High
School Choirs.
"This is a venue that is highly re-
spected in the choral world."
A sampling of other choirs that
will be performing at this conven-
tion includes choirs from the Uni-
versity of Miami, Yale, Florida State
and the Young People's Chorus of
New York City. International choirs
from Sweden, Indonesia and South
Africa will also be onstage, as well
as a concert by the Atlanta Sym-
phony Orchestra and Chorus.
"I want the Winter Garden com-
munity to know what a gem we have
in our kids," said Redding. "To bring
Unity on a world stage from our lit-
tle Winter Garden community is a
great thing to accomplish.
"This concert is even bigger than
our competition in Italy last year,"
continued Redding. "The honor here
is to be chosen to perform with these
choirs from all over the country and


Citrus


all over the world."
To the choir, Redding said, "This
performance at ACDA will signify
10 years of choirs at West Orange.
You are the culmination of all these
choirs, past and future."
The 69 concert choir members will
perform at the Jackie Gleason The-
atre of the Performing Arts in Mia-
mi Beach this Friday and Saturday.
In their three sets of performances,
more than 9,000 people will hear
them sing. Their repertoire includes,
traditional ballads and gospel songs,
and a song that was written and will
be accompanied by Dr. Andre,
Thomas, director of Choral Activi-,
ties at Florida State University.
Redding said, "This is a tribute to
all past choir members, and admin-
istrators - Gary Price, Mike Arm-
bruster - and our current adminis-
tration under Dan Buckman. We are
all in this together. A thank you to
you all."









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Students at the 1st United Methodist Learning Center enjoyed mailing
valentines to their parents at the post office. Pictured are preschoolers
Halle Peak, Oz Brooks, Tabitha Lane and Connor Gosselin.


Family Christian middle school students take a quick break from their research papers for a photo oppor-
tunity. Pictured are: (1-r) Cody Christensen, Michael Mogg, Kati Christensen and Catherine Ninah.


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Maxey Elementary 2nd-graders Anthony Donofrio (left) and Justyn
Ricketts cheer on the 'upper classmen' to.do their best on the FCAT dur-
ing a pep rally.


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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
890 S. Vineland Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 407-656-3949
Pastor Grady Rusell


BAPTIST


BANANA BAY BAPTIST
1333 E. Crown Point Rd.
407-656-8558

BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH
671 Beulah Road, Winter Garden
(407) 656-3342
Pastor G. Steve Rice.
www.beulahfl.com

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
631 S. Dillard St.
Winter Garden, FL.
Pastor T.J. Klapperich
(407) 656-3001
Awana/Patch (Summer program)
Calvary Christian School
K-3-12th

STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
611 West. Ave., Ocoee
Pastor Jeff Pritchard
(407) 656-2351 Email:
slbchurch@yahoo.com

WEST ORANGE BAPTIST
Tubb St., Oakland, FL.,
(407) 656-9749
www.westorangebaptist.org
Pastor Larry L. Jinks

WEST ORLANDO BAPTIST
CHURCH & CHILD DISCOVERY
CENTER
429 & Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL.
407-905-9508



CATHOLIC

RESURRECTION CATHOLIC
CHURCH
1211 S. Vineland Rd.
Winter Garden. 407-656-3113



CHRISTIAN

NEW HORIZONS CHRISTIAN
CHURCH
Temporarily meeting at West
Orange High School
1625 Beulah Rd, Winter Garden.
Vintage Worship 9:30am
Relaxed Worship 11:00am
Philip Walter, Minister
407-654-5050
NewHorizonsChristianChurch.org


CHURCH OF CHRIST
1450 S. Daniels Rd. Winter
Garden, FL 34787 407-656-2770
Minister -Mark Smith.
9:00 am Sunday School.
10 am Worship.
6:00 pm Adult Bible Study
Wednesday Service 7:00pm



CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

SOUTHWEST CHURCH
Roper YMCA. 100 Windermere Rd.
Bible Hr. 9:15am
Worship Serv. 10:30am
Tom Welch Pastor 407-903-1384



CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
OF CLERMONT
Clermont, Fifth and Minneola
streets-
Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m.
Details: (352) 217-2899



CHURCH OF GOD

GARDEN CATHEDRAL
CHURCH OF GOD
1001 W. Plant St. Winter Garden
407-656-1855.
Sunday School 9:30
Worship 10:30, 6pm.
Wed. Svc. 7:30pm, Youth,
Men's & Women's Ministries.
www.GardenCathedralCOG.org

OCOEE CHURCH OF GOD
1105 N. Lakewood
Pastor Steve Davis
(407) 656-8011



COMMUNITY

OASIS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Meeting at:
West Orange Charter School,
Oakland Ave, Oakland, FL.
11:00 am Worship Service.
WWW.OASIS-CC.ORG
407-905-4931

HARVEST CHURCH
Gathers Sundays at 10:05am at
Lake Whitney Elementary School
1351 Windermere Rd.
Come as you are. 407-383-3022
www.harvestfl.oro


EPISCOPAL

CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH
On the corner of Main St. and


Tilden. (407) 656-3218
Sunday services at 8AM, 9:30AM
11AM & 7:00PM with Sunday
School for all ages at 9:30. Child
Care &Youth Ministry.
www.churchofthemessiah.com

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE
ASCENSION,
4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Or-
lando, FL 32819. 1 block south of
Conroy-Windermere Rd. on right.
407-876-3480
Sunday Services 8:30am and
10:30am. Sunday School 9:30am
for all ages with childcare.
www.ascension-orlando.org



INTERDENOMINATIONAL

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
5425 South Apopka-Vineland Rd.
9:45 AM, Sunday School,
11:00 AM, Worship Service.
www.christcommunitychurch.cc
407-909-9495



JEWISH

CONGREGATION SINAI,
CLERMONT
635 West SR. 50, Ste. B
For services info. call
352-243-5353 or
www.congregationsinai-
clermont.org



LUTHERAN

PEOPLE OF FAITH CHURCH
220 Windermere Rd,
Winter Garden
Serv. 8:30am & 10:45am
407-877-3937
Pastor Rev. Johan Bergh
www.PeopleOfFaith.ORG

ZION NEW LIFE LUTHERAN
Paul Faust, Pastor
Worship Service 8 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School Bible Study 9:15
Corner of Hempel/Gotha Rd. Gotha



METHODIST

OCOEE OAKS UMC
201 S. Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL.
9:00am Traditional 10:00am SS
11:00am Contemporary. Monday
night services at 7:00pm. Pastor
Ernie Post 407-293-0700

FIRST UNITED METHODIST
125 North Lakeview Avenue
407-656-1135
Rev. Russell Belcher


As I See It...
A Comment & Study of the Scriptures Remembering George Gano


"Man does not live on bread alone, but on every '"
word that comes from the mouth of God."
Matt. 4:4

As I'm sitting here, I am hungry. The growling of my
stomach and my headache tell me that I need to eat. I can
hear the activity in the kitchen and there are amazing
smells coming from the oven and the grill, so I know
something really good will be available soon. There is a
bowl of chips on the coffee table. If I wanted to I could
eat a snack but I choose to wait for the main event. From
previous experiences at this specific table I expect that it
will be well worth the wait. The food will be good and the
company will be a delight as we pass the platters around
and share in conversation and laughter.
I thank God for the meal I am about to eat. I thank
Him for the hands that have prepared it so lovingly and
thoughtfully, with my needs and wants in mind. He is


9am-10am Contemporary
10:15am-11:05qm Sunday School
11:15-12:15 Traditional
5-7:30pm TNTYouth Group
7-7:45pm Contemporary & Gospel

Newell St. r
Post First United .
Office Mehodst Church E5
S Plant St.

S Colonial Dr. IN


ST. LUKE'S UNITED METHODIST
4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd.
Dr. William S. Barnes, Lead Pastor
Associate Pastors: The Rev. Beth
Farabee-Puckett, The Rev. Jenn
Stiles Williams, Dr David Stephens
Sunday Worship
Traditional 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am
Contemporary 9:30 am & 5:30 pm
407-876-4991 * www.st.lukds.org


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

THE CROSSINGS,
A COMMUNITY CHURCH
Corner of McKinnon Rd. and Lake
Butler Blvd, 1 mile west of Winder-
mere Elementary School. 10:30 am
Worship Service. 407-656-6044

GRACE CHURCH
Sunday 9:30am 407-877-8665
Meeting at Dillard St. Elementary
Winter Garden
www.GraceChurchOrlando.org

NEXT COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Scott Billue
Worship 10:00am & 6:00pmi
Town of Oakland Meeting Hall
Phone: 407-654-9661
www.nextcommunitvchurch.com


NAZARENE


good and I feel His love through these precious people who
care for me. But as good as it is, it is not enough to live
by.
Father, thank you that I can share Your table whenever
I want. At Your table I am fed things eternal and my spir-
it is nourished and I am filled. I find wisdom and direc-
tion and correction. When I come eagerly and expec-
tantly I find joy. When I come tired, I find rest and
strength. When I come sick, You bring healing. You nev-
er disappoint and I. know the meal You provide is hand-
crafted for me and there is no sweeter fellowship.
Father, don't let me settle for less. My physical body
can't function on only junk food. Forgive me for the times
I fill my mind with the things the world provides and
don't leave time to spend with You.

From the believers at First Baptist Winter Garden

ADV.


FAITH FAMILY COMMUNITY
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
305 Beulah Rd,Winter Garden
FL 34787
Rev. Rick Paae. 877-7735


PRESBYTERIAN

AVALON PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH, PCA
Whispering Oak Elementary School
15300 Stoneybrook West Pkwy.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407)905-9391 AvalonPCA.org
Worship Service Sunday 6:00 PM

OAKLAND PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
218 E. Oakland Ave. Oakland, FL
407-656-4452
www.oaklandpres.org
Near exit 272 off the FL Turnpike
Worship at 8:45 am and 11 am
Sunday School for all ages at
9:45am. Nursery provided during
worship. Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr.,
Pastor. Call about our preschool &
summer camps

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF THE LAKES, USA
Conroy-Windermere Rd. @
Lincoln Ave.
Sunday School 9:00AM, Worship
10:30 407-291-2886
Worship on Wed. 7:00 - 7:30 PM
"Come hear the Gospel"
Rev. Ferdinand Brits
www.pcol.oro


PENTECOSTAL

GRACE WORSHIP CENTER
1132 E. Plant St. Winter Garden.
(407) 656-3727
Pastor Rick Faircloth


UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


WINDERMERE UNION CHURCH
10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd.
Windermere, FL 34786
407-876-2112 Worship times:
As of November 19, 2006:
9:00am Traditional Service
11:15am Contemporary Praise
Service
10:15am Sunday School
for Adults and Children held
between the two services
www.windermereunion.oro
ST. ANDREWS CATHOUC CHURCH
Singles Dance
(last Saturday of Every Month)
8pm to 11 pm $5.00
Hastings St., Near Kirkman Rd
off West Colonial


AlVSOUH BANK
Rose Pina
14705 W. Colonial Dr.
Winter Garden
407-656-3633



Southwest Church
Meeting Ca' Roper YMCA
100 Windermere Rd. Windermere

Hwy 50


FL Turnpike

Marshall
Farms Rd. N

U 429

Sunday Family Bible Hour 9:15am
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Tom Welch, Pastor
407-903-1384


W. Hwy 50
SatDillard








The Crossings
A Community Church
10:30 am Worship Service * 407-656-6044
Hwyo50 Ocoee



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Sines, Girvin,
Blakeslee & Campbell
Certified PublicAccounants, P A. PO Box 771047
800 S. Dillard St
Winter Garden 34777-1047
407-656-6611



AUTO ELECTRIC CO.
533 W. Plant St
Winter Garden
656-3307
COMPLETE
AUTO REPAIR


Computer classes
in English, Spanish
The Winter Garden Library'offers
free computer classes each month in
English and Spanish. For information,
call 407-656-4582. The library is at
805 E. Plant St. in Winter Garden.

Library programs
for children
The Winter Garden Library has pro-
grams for children on Wednesdays.
Tiny Tales is presented at 10:15 a.m.
to infants from birth to 18 months.
Toddler Time is at 10:45 a.m. for chil-
dren 18-36 months. Storybook Fun
for those ages 3-5 is at 11:15 a.m. Call
407-656-4582 for more information.

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

Register children for
Head Start program
The Orange County Head Start pro-
gram is enrolling preschoolers ages 3-
5. Parents can register at 407-654-
5161.






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Schools and�
Instruction

Private Piano Lessons In
My Home. All Ages. Win-
ter Garden 352-242-1091.
3/15ed

040
BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

Retail/Consignment,
Downtown Winter Gar-
den- asset sale- $35,000
obo. Worldvest Properties.
Eva Firios. 321-662-1501.
3/15wp


050
HEALTH/DIET
& BEAUTY

Mineral Cosmetics and
Skin Care. See and feel the
Difference! www.mineral-
accents.com or Call 407-
491-5057. 3/22as






100
General Office







for the following
Full Time Positions:
* Bldg. Inspector I & II
* Lifeguard (Summer)
* Mechanic I
*Public Serv. Worker II
* Police Officer .
* Fire Inspector
* Engineering Inspector,
Supervisor
* Water Safety Instructor
(Summer)
* Swimming Pool Manager
(Summer)
Additional openings and
applications are available
online at www.cwgdn.com
or apply in person at
City Hall 251
W. Plant St., Winter
Garden, FL 34787
The City of Winter Garden is
an equal opportunity employer.


ASSISTANT
TO THE TOWN
MANAGER
FULL TIME POSITION OPEN
Requires 4 year Bachelor's
Degree in Public Administra-
tion or Management or at
least 10 year experience in a
government entity with in-
creasing responsibilities in
the management area or any
combination of the above.
Excellent benefits. Salary
dependent on qualifications.
Need to fill immediately.
E0E and Drug Free Workplace.
Town of Windermere,
614 Main Street, 315
Windermere, FL 34786
or 407-876-2563 x22


THE CITY OF OCOEE
is now accepting
applications for

Firefighter EMT
and
Firefighter
Paramedic

Applications will be accepted
through March 16, 2007. A
written and practical skills test
will be administered on Fri-
day, March 23, 2007 at the
Central Florida Fire Academy
for a registration fee of $100.
Applicants must provide FL
EMT or Paramedic Certificate,
FL Firefighter Certificate of
Compliance, FL Class E
Drivers License or CDL,
E.V.0.C. Certificate (or be reg-
istered for class), Current CPR
card, Current ACLS Certificate
(FF/Paramedic Applicants).
Starting Salary $35,123.for
Firefighter/EMT.

Applications can be
found at
www.ciiocoee.fl.us
or call us at
407-905-3100 ex. 1029


F/T Clerical Position- Mul-
ti-tasking with Excel &
Word exp. or knowledge,
M-F. Fax resume to 407-
656-2820. 3/29efs


105
Domestic


NCS

Cleaning
Service
Now Hiring:
* Bright - Energetic
* Cleaners & Helpers
*$9.00-$12.00/hr
to start
* Ocoee/Winter Garden
* English Required
* come join a great Team

407-489-3841
3/22


PERSONAL CHEF- I take
care of menu planning,
shopping, preparation &
clean up. Weekly & daily
meal plans & dinner par-
ties. 407-738-6016. 3/15pt

House cleaning, looking
for the best. Paid training,
travel time, and vacation.
Drug free workplace, must
pass background check.
Call 407-290-6188.
3/22bcs

Senior Homecare By An-
gels: Our caring home
companions help seniors
stay at home! Respite care,
meal prep, light house-
work,-errands. Up to 24 hr
care. Reasonable rates. We
do things your way! VIS-
ITING .ANGELS 407-888:
5999. Lic.229824 4/26va

NANNY fi Needed for our
2yr old son, 3-days a week
in Winter Garden/Ocoee
area. Must be English
speaking, clean-, back-
ground and driving record,
plus excellent references.
Paid weekly. 407-905-
4452. 3/15tw


110
Crafts/Skills/
Trade

CDL "A" DRIVERS: HTI
hiring OTR and FL only
drivers. We treat you like
family! Must have 1 yr.
OTR exp & clean MVR.
OTR drivers out 10-14
days. FL only drivers home
weekends. Great pay and
benefits pkg! Very well
maintained fleet! Rider &
bonus programs! Call now,
our fleet nearly 100%
manned. 407-889-9726
ext. 135/142 or 1-888-966-
2953. 3/22ht

Mechanic Wanted- Certi-
fied, dependable, own
tools, valid FL DL. Brand
new facility. Also looking
for Detailer. Apply in per-
son. Wheels for Sale.'
12400 W. Colonial Dr.,
Winter Garden. 407-877-
1199.3/15wfs

MAINTENANCE- F/T for
120 bed skilled nursing fa-
cility. Must be experienced
in General Maintenance.
Great wages and benefits.
Apply in person at Quiality
Health Care Center: 12751


GENERAL:
010 ANNOUNCEMENTS
020 TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
030 PERSONALS
035 SCHOOLS AND
INSTRUCTION
040 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
050 HEALTH/DIET & BEAUTY
070 LOST & FOUND
090 MISCELLANEOUS
EMPLOYMENT:
100 GENERAL OFFICE
105 DOMESTIC
110 CRAFT/SKILLS/TRADE
120 LABOR
130 MEDICAL
132 LEGAL
135 PROFESSIONAL
136 RELIGIOUS
140 RESTAURANT/HOTEL/MOTEL
150 RETAIL
155 HEALTH & BEAUTY
160 MISCELLANEOUS
165 PART-TIME
170 EMPLOYMENT WANTED


West Colonial Drive, Win-
ter Garden M-F 8:30-4.
3/8qhc "

Maintenance Tech from
the Altamonte Springs
area, pressure clean & re-
pair grocery equip. 4
nights/wk. Must have clean
DL, own tools, drug free.
Weekly pay + benefits &
bonuses. 866-778-8171
3/8rw

Automotive Body Shop
looking for someone-w/
exp. in Paint &'Body work.
Call 407-654-0344. 3/81cw


120
LABOR

Office cleaning, 3 morn-
ings a week 7 to 9. Must
pass background- check
407-290-6188. 3/22bcs


130
MEDICAL

CNA WITH 22 YRS. EX-
PERIENCE, very caring.
Would love to help you
care for your loved one in
your home. 407-877-6387.
3/8jv

Caregivers needed. Part-
time/FT. Seeking non-
medical caregivers to assist
elderly in their homes.. Top
hourly fees. 407-888-5999.
5/31va

Activities Coordinator for
Assisted Living Commu-
nity. Must have valid FL
DL. Apply in person at
Golden Pond Communi-
ties, 406 Lakeview Rd.
Winter Garden. 3/8gp

Podiatry Receptionist- P/T-
22 hrs. per week, Comput-
er skills req'd. Call 407-
578-9922 (tfndl)

Medical: MA/LPN want-
ed FT, M-F, 8:45-5.
OB/GYN back office ex-
perience a must. Good pay,
health insurance, paid va-
cation, profit sharing,
401K. In Dr. Phillips area.
No new grads please. Fax
407-351-2239. 3/81ki


135
PROFESSIONAL

NOW HIRING. Pre-
School and Pre-Kinder-
garten teachers. Must be
18. CDA preferred. Great
Pay & Benefits. Contact
Vanessa 407-808-3513.
5/101blc


MERCHANDISE:
200 ITEMS FOR SALE
220 COLLECTIBLES
240 GARAGE/YARD'SALE
280 ITEMS WANTED
PETS:
300 ANIMALS FOR SALE
-340 FREETO GOOD HOME
380 PET SERVICES & SUPPLIES
VEHICLES: S
400. AUTOS FOR SALE
401 TRADES
405 ACCESSORIES
410 AUTO PARTS
420 AUTO SERVICES & REPAIR
430 TRUCKS & VANS
440 RVS& TRAVEL TRAILERS
450 MOTORCYCLES
455 EQUIPMENT
460 BOATS
470 BOAT PARTS
480 VEHICLES WANTED


SALES- Do you want to
make a difference? Fami-
ly Service Sales Counselor
for local funeral home.
Wage plus Bonus plus
Benefits. E-mail-resume to:
maryann.sarra@ sci-us.com
or fax resume to: 407-886-
3142. 3/15wmi

100 Days to Greatness!
New or Veteran Real Es-
tate Agent training. Class
teaches the fundamentals
of lead generation. Jump-
start your career with a
minimum of one closed
and two pending transac-
tions at the end of the first
100 Days. Class begins
Mar.19th, cost of $395.
Call Kevin Thompson for
details 407-264-0012
3/15csr


140
Restaurant,
Hotel/Motel

Windermere Country Club
Hiring On-Call Banquet
Set-Up $9/Hr. Call
407.876.1111 x214.'
3/15wcc

Hiring experienced FT/PT
restaurant help. Waiters,
waitresses, and cooks.
Johnny Rockets at Millen-
nium Mall. 3/15jr


150
RETAIL

Full and part time sales as-
sociates- Ocoee pet supply
store seeking full and part
time experienced retail
sales associates. Must have
reliable transportation and
must be able to consistent-
ly lift 40 pounds. Looking
for responsible, self-di-
rected. employees who
have or have had pets and
have an interest in learning
about animal health prod-
ucts and food. Please fax
407-622-7388 or email
pookies35@earthlink.net'
resume. 3/8pbwb


155
HEALTH &
BEAUTY

Are You Looking For A
Change Of Scenery For
Your, Clientele? Give
Michelle Franks A Call @
407-877-4014. Booth
Rental For Hair & Nails.
tfnnc

Experienced Hair Stylist
w/some clientele preferred
for Windermere .Salon.
321-299-4941. 3/22bbs


SERVICE:
500 MEDICAL & HEALTH
505 DETECTIVE
510 FLORAL & HOME
PHOTOGRAPHY
515 MUSIC &PHOTOGRAPHY
520 ACCOUNTING
/BOOKKEEPING
525 INSURANCE
530 CHILDCARE
540 CLEANING
550 MOVING & HAULING
560 HOME IMPROVEMENTS
570 LAWN &TREE
575 TOWING
580 REPAIRS
585 MISCELLANEOUS
REAL ESTATE FOR RENT:
600 HOMES
610 CONDO &TOWNHOUSE
620 APARTMENT & DUPLEXES
625 ROOMS/EFFICIENCY
630 ROOMMATES


160
General
Employment

VENDING ATTEN-
DANT to fill & service.
Deli Cook, Cashier, good
pay. Mon-Thurs. Food ser-
vice at Auto Auction. 407-
947-6327 for an appt. tf-
nafs(38571)

Vet-Tech, full-time opening
in Southwest area, great
pay and benefits, apply at
8932 S. Apopka Vineland
Rd. 3/15sla

Kennel Attendant, FT- Vet
Clinic in Southwest area.
Apply in person at 8932 S.
Apopka Vineland Rd.
3/15sla

EASTER BUNNY
NEEDS HELP AT THE
WEST OAKS MALL.
WEAR OUR COSTUME
AND PORTRAY THE
EASTER BUNNY FOR
PHOTOS,WE ALSO
NEED CASHIERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS. ,
E.O.E. CALL 407-924-
1034 OR 1-800-285-6783.
3/15sp


165
PART-TIME

Party Assistant needed.
Duties include answering
phones, etc. Great P/T in-
come. Please call 407-617-
1097 or drop off resume at
My Kids Gym, 1319 Green
Forest Ct., Winter Garden.
3/22mkg







200
Items for Sale

COMPUTERS FOR
SALE. CALL ROBERT
@ 407-242-4161 tfn-
rb(38858)

Woodlawn Memorial Park,
Section K, lots 3 & 4- Gar-
den of Last Supper. Value
$5590, sell for $5000. 407-
654-6089. 3/151e

Cream color glass top elec-
tric stove. Excellent con-
dition. $150. Call 407-656-
1179. 3/8bf

Woodlawn Cemetery
Property- 4 Lots, Garden
of the Four Apostles, Sec-
tion J- lot 559. Value
$11,180, asking $9180. 4
Caskets, casing vaults-


Value $3980, asking
$3450. Call 407-656-5254.
3/8sb

For Sale: Wood Bunk bed
set includes mattresses,
bunkie boards, desk and
chest of drawer (4) $500.
Call 407-293-1086.
3/15pb

For Sale- 5 pc. dinette w/
china cabinet, solid oak.
Call 407-297-1390. 3/15ps

Beds- Brand new ortho-pil-
low tops with warranty-
Full -$120 Queen- $160
King- $220 Memory
Foams from $495. 352-


640 WAREHOUSE
650 COMMERCIAL
655 INCOME PROPERTY
670 VACATION
690 MOBILE HOME
695 WANTED
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE:
700 HOMES
710 CONDO & TOWNHOUSES
720 COMMERCIAL
730 WATERFRONT
740 LOTS & ACREAGE
750 OUT-OF-STATE
760 MOBILE HOMES
770" REAL ESTATE WANTED
810 REAL ESTATE WANTED
820 MISCELLANEOUS


394-5813 (Clermont)
3/29sl

Bedroom set- Gorgeous all
new 7 piece Louis
Phillippe Sleigh Bed s.et.
$1,300 - 352-394-3279
(Clermont) 3/29sl

Couch and loveseat- Plush
micro-fibre- brand new-
$749 352-394-4372 (Cler-
mont) 3/29sl

Futon- $195- wood futon
w. plush mattress- brand
new in box- 352-394-4372
(Clermont) 3/29sl .


Hot tub- $1,795. Loaded!
Brand new 4 seater with 12
therapy jets, waterfall, cup-
holders, custom digital
controls. Factory warran-
ty. 321-663-3831, 3/29sl

Pool table- $1,350- Beau-
tiful 8' all-wood w. leather
pockets, 1" Italian slate.
Delivery and set-up avail-
able. 321-663-3831 3/29sl



JOWERS
BATTERIES
Now
Purchasing
SCRAP
BATTERIES
500 EACH

510 E. HWY 50
WINTER GARDEN
656-6588


240
Garagp/
Yard Sale

Person who paid for enter-
tainment center & did not
pick up, please call 407-
656-1179. 3/8ncbf

Friday, Mar. 9th 8:00am at
Orange Lake Mobile
Home Park, Hwy 50 in.
Clermont, Lot 158. Mov-
ing Sale- Opening Day cast
tickets for Epcot & other
Disney memorabilia, char-


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118 Stir
120 Fit
124 Hilarious
Hardy
125 Like
some
textbooks
126 Bean or
Welles
127 A bit of
Berlioz
128 Require-
ment
129 Baseball's
Nolan
130 Wretched
131 "Confound
it!"

DOWN
1 Comment
from Chan
2 Actress
Diamond
3 Experiment
4 "The -
Jungle"
('50 film)


5 "Toodle-oo!" 44 Holidayless
6 Broadcast ' mo.
7 - terrier 45 Obstinate
8 Enlarge a 48 Gdansk
hole denizen
9 Sometimes 50 Genes
they're designer?
frozen 52 Lhasa -
10 Pale 53 Grind
11 Dairy-case grain
purchase 54 Nimble
12 Go to 55 Rational
extremes 57 Is for two
13 Cowboys' 59 Actress
home Scala
14 Bankbook 60 Biblical
abbr. book
15 Vain 62 "- sweet it
16 New Jersey is!"
city 67 San -,
17 Very Italy
21 TV's "Chico 68 Thickening
and the -" agent
23 El -, TX 69 Ebb
24 Zones 70 "- Gotta'
29 Nev. Be Me"
neighbor ('69 hit)
32 Asian 71 Location
nation 72 Clay,
33 PDQ, today
' politely 73 Karate-
35 Wading chopping
bird Chuck
37 Japanese 74 Four qts.'
porcelain 76 Rudner or
-39 "Dukes of Gamin
Hazzard" 78 Jaffe of 4
deputy Down
40 Dress 80 Spoken for
41 "Alley -" 81 Ruffle
43 Luau 82 Jedi
dish instructor


8A"Clip
84 Med. test
85 Tons of
time
88 Tiny
colonist
90 Model
Macpher-,
son
94 Paul of
"Melvin and
Howard"
96 Run away
97 Benefactor
98 Baltimore
bird
99 Scholastic
abbr. .
100 Wet
Williams
101 Well
102 Mainstay
103 Prepare
potatoes
108 Blunder
109 Jamaican
cultist
111 Elfin
112 "That's a
scream"
114 Dame
Hess
115 Orient
117 Competition
119 Silly
Caesar
121 China's-
Biao
122 TIppler
123 "- Day
Now"
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300
ANIMALS FOR
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340
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requested. Call Suzanne @
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white tuxedo female cat,
spayed & shots. Donation
Irequestion. Joyce 407-884-
7721. 3/15nc


380
PET SERVICES
& SUPPLIES

Horse Boarding - Near
Clarcona Horseman's Park.
Full board with premium
feeds. Modern barn, light-
ed clay arena, pasture for
;turnout. Private & secure.
- Owner lives on-site. 407-
2'493-7803. 3/291w


400
Auto For Sale

1998 Mitsubishi Mirage,
2dr. approx 123,000 miles,
rear spoiler, Cd Player,
Tinted Windows, tires are
less than 1 year old. $2500
obo. Call 407-722-2915.
3/29ag

1996 Blazer. One owner, 4
dr, new Michelin tires, very
good condition, service
records. 163k miles. 407-
656-8239. 3/15bb

2003 Toyota Tundra 2WD,
4D, good condition to in-
clude: power locks & win-
dows, stereo system, rear
sliding window, 78k miles
and a small dent on pas-
senger front bumper.
$14,500. Must sell. Call
Pete 407-468-2016.
3/29wr


420
AUTO SERVICES
& REPAIR

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WORK?? Display out?
Needles sticking? Odome-
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3/29km


450
MOTORCYCLES

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- '00, vivid black, 1.6kmi,
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460
Boats

2006 Regal 2200, 22-foot,
less than a year old. Abso-
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ShoreLand'r trailer, 270hp
Volvo 5.0 GXi engine, less
than 100 hours. Regular
maintenance. This boat is
loaded with options: seats
10, AM/FM/CD with satel-
lite radio option, 54-gallon
fuel capacity, pop-up
cleats, adjustable helm seat,
fold-out sunpad, conve-
nient swim platform, dock-
ing lights, removable cock-
pit carpet, handheld show-
er, 2 fire extinguishers, 4
safety vests, ski rope, an-
chor, Bimini top, cockpit
and Tonneau covers, ski
locker, LOTS of storage
space. Lifetime hull war-
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reliable transportation. Ex-
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877-1188. 3/8gb

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4637. 3/8mk

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in Winter Garden. 2003 Sq.
Ft. Lawn Service Includ-
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810-8268 for details.
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2 Ocoee Homes for Rent -
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697-7615. 3/15 wr/ld


620
Apartments &
Duplexes

1/1 APT. NEWLY refur-
bished. W.G. No pets.
$550 p/mo. Within walk-
ing distance to shopping &
restaurants in historic
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1 BDRM. EFFICIENCY
on 2 private lakes in Cler-
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394-6091. 3/8cv

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405-1536. 3/8cy

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Main St., starting at $300,
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4571. 3/8cs

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Homes for Sale

FOR SALE- LARGE LOT
& HOUSE, 100'wx 151.3
d selling as is. 24 W. Cy-
press St. Winter Garden.
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877-0817, or 407-469-
2616. 3/15mc

Home for Sale- 335 Bay-
side Avenue in King's Bay
Subdivision. 3/2/2, new.
roof, new appliances, fire-
place, updated interior,
large back yard. Near
downtown Winter Garden
& bike trail. $259,900-
owner/agent. 407-493-
0057. 3/15jt

BEAUTIFUL OCOEE
STARTER HOME - 3 bed
2 bath, granite countertops,
ceramic tile, new roof, ap-
pliances, privacy fenced,
workshop Asking
$205,000 Call #407-654-
7342 3/8bt

Must Sell! Owner relocat-
ing. 1822 sq ft near Hos-
pital and Hwy 50. Shows
beautifully. Fenced yard,
wood floors, new paint and
much more! Owner is lic.
Realtor Stirling Sotheby's
International Realty 352-
874-7444 3/291f


710
CONDO &
TOWNHOUSES

CONDO FOR SALE- 8
Windtree Lane, Winter
Garden. 2BRS/2BA- com-
pletely renovated. Call
352-243-2461 or 321-297-
6356. 3/22bb


720
Commercial
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 The West Orange Times 3C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR THE NINTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 48-2006-CP-003188-0

IN RE: ESTATE OF

REBECCA ELAINE ELKINS
a/k/a REBECCA W. ELKINS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)

The formal administration of the
estate of REBECCA ELAINE ELKINS
a/k/a REBECCA W. ELKINS, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
August 27, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 425 N. Orange
Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801,
File Number: 48-2006-CP-003188-
0. The namesand addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representatives attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedentis estate
on whom a copy of this Notice has
been served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OFTHIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedentis estate
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
Notwithstanding the time period set
forth above, any claim filed two (2)
years or more after the decedentis
date of death is barred.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 1, 2007.
Douglas E. Weaver
Personal Representative
2122 South East 25th Street
Ocala, Florida 34471
Lynn Walker Wright, Esq.
LYNN WALKER WRIGHT, P.A
2711 Rew Circle- Suite IBi
Ocoee, Florida 34761
Florida Bar No.: 0509442
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive

3/1, 3/8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Division: 01

File No: 48-2006-CP-003335-0

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT D. BURKHEAD

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
ROBERT D. BURKHEAD, deceased,
whose date of death was May 19,
2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Orange County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
425 N. Orange Avenue, Room 340,
Orlando, FL 32801. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentatives and the Personal Repre-
sentativesi attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served mustfiletheir
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this
notice is March 8, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tives:
TERESA L. RAJALA, ATTORNEY
Florida Bar No. 154180
DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON, BLOOD-
WORTH,
u, CAPOUANO & BOZARTH, P.A.
P.O. Box 2346
Orlando, FL 32802-2346
Telephone: (407) 841-1200
Fax: (407) 423 -1831

Personal Representatives:

REGINA K. GIBBS
5075 Isleworth Country Club Drive
Windermere, Florida 34786

BETTY W. HURLEY
2230 N.E. 20th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305

3/8,3/15




PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
CITY OF OCOEE CAN-
VASSING BOARD
GENERAL MUNICIPAL
ELECTION ON
MARCH 13, 2007

The City of Ocoee Canvassing Board
will convene at Orange County Su-
pervisor of Elections office, 119
West Kaley St. Orlando, at 12:00
noon, March 14,2007, for the pur-
pose of canvassing the election re-
turns and certifying the results of
the General Municipal Election for
Mayor of Ocoee, FL held on March
13, 2007.


In accordance with the Sunshine
Law of Florida, this meeting is open
to the public and pursuant to Sec-
tion 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida State
Statutes, if any elector or candidate
believes that an absentee ballot is il-
legal due to a defect apparent on
the voter's certificate, he or she may
at any time before the ballot is re-
moved from the envelope, file with
the Canvassing Board a protest
against the canvass of that ballot,
specifying the precinct, the ballot,
and reason he or she believes the
ballot to be illegal. A challenge
based upon a defect in the voter's
certificate may not be accepted af-
ter the ballot has been removed
from the mailing envelope. Said
ballots will be made available to the
public for inspection at the Orange
County Supervisor of Elections of-
fice, 119 West Kaley St. Orlando
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon pri-
or to the Canvassing Board con-
vening.
3/8




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number:
48-2007-CP-000392-0
In Re The Estate Of:
TIMOTHY ALAN WATRY,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The formal administration of the
Estate of TIMOTHY ALAN WATRY,
deceased, File Number 48-2007-
CP-000392-0, has commenced in
the Probate Division of the Circuit
Court, Orange County, Florida, the
address of which is 425 N. Orange
Avenue, Suite 340, Orlando, FL
32801. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims
with this Court at the address set
forth above WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE AS SET FORTH BE-
LOW OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON SUCH CREDITOR.
All other creditors or persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has not been served
must file their claims with this Court
at the address set forth above
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE AS SET
FORTH BELOW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is March 8, 2007.
Co-Personal Representatives:
RICHARD J:WATRY
1951 Baton Rouge Court
Orlando, FL 32818
CYNTHIA J. WATRY
1951 Baton Rouge Court
Orlando, FL 32818
Attorney for Co-Personal Repre-
sentatives:
Law Offices of ERIC S.
MASHBURN, PA
Post Office Box 771268
Winter Garden, FL 34777-1,268
Phone number: (407) 656-1576
Fax number: (407) 877-9166
Florida Bar Number: 263036

3/8, 3/15




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA ENID
RODRIGUEZ,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File No: 48-2007-CP-000254-0
Division:1

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of,
GLORIA ENID RODRIGUEZ, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
December 22, 2006 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Orange Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division; File
Number 48-2007-CP-000254-0,
the address of which is 425 North
Orange Avenue, Room 340, Orlan-
do, Florida 32801. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OFSERVICE.OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: March 8,2007.
Personal Representative:
NYDIA RODRIGUEZ
607 Whispering Cypress Lane
Orlando, Florida 32824
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
DAVID W. VELIZ

Florida Bar No. 846368


David W. Veliz, P.A.
425 West Colonial Drive

Suite 104
Orlando, Florida 32804
Telephone: 407-849-7072
Fax: 407-849-7075

3/8, 3/15



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE


Slys Towing & Recovery gives No-
tice of foreclosure of Lien and intent
to sell
vehicles pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes that
on
3/20/07,10:00am at 119 5th St Win-
ter Garden, Fl 34787-3613. Slys
Towing &
Recovery reserves right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.

1990 CADILLAC 4 DR
1G6CD5338L4348634
1993 LINCOLN 4 DR
1LNLM81WPY624528
1996 EAGLE VISION 4 DR
2E3HD56T8TH127935
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR
JT2BF22K4V0015666
2002 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR
KNAGD126625183952

3/8




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:

Orange County Towing & Recov-
ery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/23/2007, 08:00 am
at 1820 N. GOLDENROD ROAD OR-
LANDO, FL 32807, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida Stat-
ues. Orange County Towing & Re-
covery, Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.

1C3AA3634RF116899
1994 CHRYSLER
1 HGCB7659LA090705
1990 HONDA
SALHV1245LA430883
1990 RANG ROVER
3/8




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:

Orange County Towing & Recov-
ery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/24/2007, 08:00 am
at 1820 N. GOLDENROD ROAD OR-
LANDO, FL 32807, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida Stat-
ues. Orange County Towing & Re-
covery, Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.

1G3NL54UXMMOO06801
1991 OLDSMOBILE

3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:

Orange County Towing & Recov-
ery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/25/2007, 08:00 am
at 1820 N. GOLDENROD ROAD OR-
LANDO, FL 32807, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida Stat-
ues. Orange County Towing & Re-
covery, Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.

JACDH58W4N7914345
1992 ISUZU
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:

Orange County Towing & Recovery,
Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 04/11/2007, 08:00 am at
1820 N. GOLDENROD ROAD OR-
LANDO, FL 32807, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida Stat-
ues. Orange County Towing & Re-
covery, Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any And/or all bids.

1 FTSW21P36ED57179
2006 FORD
3/8


RAINBOW TITLE & LIEN, INC.
3389 Sheridan Street, PMB 221
Hollywood, Fl 33021
(954) 920-6020

NOTICE OF SALE

Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell
at Public Sale at Auction the fol-
lowing vehicles to satisfy lien pur-
suantto Chapter 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes on March 22, 2007 at 10
A.M.
*AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE
EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED*
1993 INFINITI,
VIN#JNKCP01 D8P450528
Located at: 151 TAFT VINELAND
RD, ORLANDO, FL 32824 Orange
2005 KAWASAKI, VIN#
JKAZX9B155AO16705
Located at: 151 TAFT VINELAND
RD, ORLANDO, FL 32824 Orange
DEALERS ONLY
Any persons) claiming any inter-
est(s) in the above vehicles con-
tact: Rainbow
Title & Lien, Inc., (954)920-6020
* ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH
RESERVE *
Some of the vehicles may have
been released prior to auction
LIC # AB- 0001256
3/8




NOTICE OF SALE

Pursuant to Fl. St. 713.585, Auto
Lien & Recovery Experts, Inc.
w/Power of Attorney, will sell the
following vehicles to the highest
bidder to satisfy lien. All auctions
held with reserve, as is where is,
Cash or Certified funds. Inspect 1
week prior at lienor facility. Inter-
ested parties call 954-893-0052.
Sale date 03-22-07 @ 10:00 am.
Auction will occur where each ve-
hicle is located under License
AB0000538. Be advised that own-
er or lienholder has a right to a hear-
ing prior to the scheduled date of
sale by filing with the Clerk of
Courts. Owner/Lienholder may re-
cover vehicle without instituting ju-
dicial proceedings by posting bond
as per FL. Stat. 559.917; 25% buy-
er premium additional. Net pro-
ceeds in excess of lien amount will
be deposited with the Clerk of Court.

#0ORGD203 lien amt $3767.901998
FORD 2DR vin#
1FMYU22E5WUC32165
reg. UNKNOWN
cus: COC AUTO CORP of 1021
WEST 17TH STREET, HIALEAH
l.h: UNKNOWN
lienor: EL POLLO AUTO REPAIR,
9769 S. ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL,
ORLANDO
phone: 407-692-3977

#ORGD204 lien amt $2530.001997
PLYMOUTH 3DR vin#
2P4FP2539VR399195
reg: DAMON E BAILEY of 901 JOY
RD., LOT 302, COLUMBUS


cus: DAMON BAILEY of 637 W KA-
LEY ST, ORLANDO
I.h: BILLY CASH AUTO SALES LLC
of 1800 BOX RD, COLUMBUS
lienor: RICCO EXPORT AUTO
SALES, 1,1227 W MICHIGAN ST,
ORLANDO
phone: 401-422-5262


#ORGD270 lien amnt $3925.491994
ISUZU SW vin#
4S2CY58V4R4323447
reg: WILLIAM W WENTELA of 198
FLORIDA AVE NW, MOORE HAVEN
cus: LUIS GULAMO of 2601 PINE
WAY DR, ORLANDO
L.h: NONE
lienor: ELIAS GENERAL MECHAN-
IC,1322 35TH ST STE 104, OR-
LANDO,
phone: 407-650-0166


#0ORGD273 lien Amt $4433.621995
CHEVROLET PK vin#
1GCCS1445S8125767
reg: JONATHON E LEE of 812
HIGHLAND AVE, #10, ORLANDO
cus: JOHN LEE
l.h: NONE
lienor: DOWNING AUTOMOTIVE,
2822 FORSYTH RD BLDG 2830,
WINTER PARK
phone: 407-678-1929


#ORGD276 lien amt $4382.80 2001
FORD 4D vin#
3FAFP13P81R172174
reg: OLLIE E MAYWEATHER of
4683 PIEDMONT CT, ORLANDO
cus: AJ JONSON
l.h: NONE
lienor: M&BIS AUTO SERVICE
INC,2401 S.O.B.T, ORLANDO
phone: 407-650-5477


#0ORGD277 lien amt $4310.281990
MERCEDES-BENZ 2D vin# WD-
BEA51D8LB155629
reg: VIVIENNE ELAINE CUNNING-
HAM of 15634 KENSINGTON TR,
CLERMONT
cus: JOEY MUNETT of 2801 RIV-
ER RIDGE DR, WINTER PARK
l.h: NONE
lienor: A- PLUS AUTO PERFOR-
MANCE, 4031 FORSYTH RD, WIN-
TER PARK
phone: 407-678-9203


#ORGD280 lien amt $2839.00 1981


TOYOTA SW vin#
JT2TE72W6C5109426
reg: FRANCISCO A CAMINERO of
4736 WEASEL DR, NEW PORT
RICHEY
cus: JOSE
l.h: NONE
lienor: CRAZY AUTOMANIC, 2200
FORSYTH RD, WINTER PARK
phone: 407-733-9560


#0ORGD283 lien amt $4078.981998
HYUNDAI 4D vin#
KMHCF24F2WA093625
reg: LEROY J ARGRETT of33 ORT-
MAN DR, ORLANDO
cus: KATASIK NORMON of 3749W
GEFFERSON ST, ORLANDO
I.h:NONE
lienor: NAZ AUTO SALES & RE-
PAIR, 1, 3720 9 OLD WINTER GAR-
DEN RD, ORLANDO
phone: 407-523-2020


#0ORGD286 lien amt $8950.51
1999 AUDI 4DR vin#
WAUAA34BXXN037968
reg: RYUJI YAMAZAKI of 3163
ROESCH BLVD APT 3, FAIRFIELD
cus:RYUJI YAMAZAKI of 714
HOME GROVE DR, WINTER GAR-
DEN
I.h: CITIFINANCIAL AUTO of PO
BOX 3449, COPPELL
lienor: ORLANDOIS AUTO SPE-
CIALISTS, 3145 N JOHN YOUNG
PKWY, ORLANDO
phone: 407-290-0777


#ORGD296 lien amt $2399.90 1990
NISSAN 3D vin#
JN1HS36P4LW134615
reg: KYRK A WALTERS of 305
ROBIN HILL DR, ALTAMONTE
SPRING
cus: KYRK A WALTERS of 305
ROBIN HILL DR, ALTAMONTE
SPRING
I.h:NONE
lienor: R B STAR, INC, 6618 N. OR-
ANGE BLOSSOM TRL, ORLANDO
phone: 407-299-2711


#0RGD297 lien amt $3421.55 2002
KAWASAKI MC vin#
JKAZX4J182A048354
reg: JOVAN GABRIEL DOWDY of
1731 LALIQUE LN, ORLANDO
cus: JAMAL DEAN of 2809 REGAL
LANE, OVIEDO
I.h: HOUSEHOLD BANK of PO BOX


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lienor: AUTO-MO, LLC, 104 BREW-
ER ST, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
phone: 407-332-6605


#ORGD299 lien amt $5975.00 2001
CHEVROLET PK vin#
1GCCS195718223151
reg: ROBERT H. & JOANN L GAL-
LAG of 1534 HAWAIIAN PALMS,
APOPKA
cus: JIM ROGERS of 1005 URSU-
LA STREET, OCOEE
I.h:GMAC of PO BOX 8110, COCK-
EYSVILLE
lienor: TECH 1 AUTOMOTIVE, 918
S. ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, APOP-
KA
phone: 407-886-5007


#ORGD304 lien amt $1975.00 2000
CHEVROLET 2D vin#
2G1FP22K1Y2140352
reg: DAVID ALLAN
FARR/MICHELLE A of 11930 FRI-
ETH DR, ORLANDO
cus: MICHELLEAADAMS of 11930
FRIETH DRIVE, ORLANDO
I.h: WELLS FARGO AUTO FINANCE
INC of PO BOX 53439, PHOENIX
lienor: ALL PRO COLLISIONS INC.,
520 E OSCEOLA PARKWAY,
KISSIMMEE
phone: 407-932-1131


#0ORGD305 lien amt $3942.471996
BUICK 4D vin#
1G4AG85M1T6445726
reg: ILBIA IRIS TIRADO of 3024
JULIP DR, KISSIMMEE
cus: FELIX MALDONADO of 2410
COBBLERS LANE 18D, KISSIMMEE
I.h:NONE
lienor: KISSIMMEE AUTO EX-
PRESS, 1405 E VINE ST, KISSIM-
MEE
phone:407-518-0400


#0ORGD265 lien amt $2260.621998
FORD 4D vin#
1FAFP10P6WW128991
reg: ANITA D./RONNIE D. JR.
HYME of 5320 85TH AVE APT
#303, NEW CARROLTON
cus: McWILLIAMS PHOENIX of
21631 RAMSEY, FAYETTEVILLE
I.h:CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP. Of
25505 W 12TH MILE RD, SOUTH-
FIELD
lienor: LANCASTER AUTO CARE,
INC., 500 W. LANCASTER RD, OR-


LAND
phone: 407-855-5254
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:

The Car Store of West Orange, Inc.
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
3/23/07, 07:00 am at 12811 W
Colonial Dr Winter Garden, FL
34787-4119, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. The
Car Store of West Orange, Inc. re-
serves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.

1G4HP54C8LH527611 1990 BUICK
2G4WB52K7W1481437 1998
BUICK
1GBDM19Z2NB129791 1992
CHEVROLET
1B7HC16X1RS718680 1994
DODGE
2B7KB31Z9TK125101 1996
DODGE
1D7HU18286S636221 2006
DODGE
1 FALP5249SG1635431995 FORD
1FTBR10S3EUB756101984 FORD
1FTFF25YXJNB10397 1988 FORD
1HGCB7255MA025941 1991 HON-
DA
JHMCB7558LC0761181990 HON-
DA
1LNLM91V1PY728160 1993 LIN-
COLN
2MELM75W9RX672966 1994
MERCURY
2MECM74F1 LX6266991990 MER-
CURY
JN1CA21D5ST653418 1995 NIS-
SAN
1G3AN37Y3DM889992 1983
OLDSMOBILE
1G3HY52KXSH318087 1995
OLDSMOBILE
1G3NL52TXVM315373 1997
OLDSMOBILE
1G8ZH5282SZ265981 1995 SAT-
URN
JT2AEO4B4R0068339 1994 TOY-
OTA
JT2SV24E1J0205901 1988 TOY-
OTA
JT2ST87N4M0093278 1991 TOY-
OTA
JT2SV12E3G6018761 1986 TOY-
OTA


ON 03-19-07 @ 9:00AM AT RALPH
JOHNSON TOWING, 11409 W.
COLONIAL DR. OCOEE, FLORIDA.
THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES WILL
BE SOLD FOR CASH FOR THE
TOWING AND STORAGE PUR-
SUANT TO SUBSECTION 713.78
OF THE FLORIDA STATUES. SOME
OF THE VEHICLES POSTED MAY
HAVE ALREADY BEEN RELEASED
AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SALVAGE
SALE.

91 PONT. 4D VIN#
1G2WH54T3MF298295

RALPH JOHNSON'S TOWING SER-
VICE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND ALL
BIDS. BIDDING BEGINS AT THE
AMOUNT OWED. ALL VEHICLES
SOLD, AS IS. NO WARRANTIES
AND NO GUARANTEE OF TITLES.
CALL 407-656-5617

3/8


8:00 a.m. at MD Towing, 1510 N.
Forsyth Road, Orlando, FL 32807
for the towing and storage pursuant
to F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.
1991 HONDA
Vin# JHMCB7683MC095766

MD Towing, LLC reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids.
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Auction for the following vehicles)
will be held on March 24, 2007,at
8:00 a.m. at MD Towing, 1510 N.
Forsyth Road, Orlando, FL 32807
for the towing and storage pursuant
to F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.
1993 HONDA
Vin#JHMCB7682PC059152

MD Towing, LLC reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids.
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE


Auction for the following vehicles)
will be held on March 19, 2007 at
8:00 a.m. at MD Towing, 1510 N.
Forsyth Road, Orlando, FL 32807
for the towing and storage pursuant
to F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.

1989 CHEVROLET
Vin# 1G1FP21S1KL199653

MD Towing, LLC reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids.
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Auction for the following vehicles)
will be held on March 22, 2007 at
8:00 a.m. at MD Towing, 1510 N.
Forsyth Road, Orlando, FL 32807
for the towing and storage pursuant
to F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.

1989 CHEVROLET
Vin# 1G1BN51E5KR121843

MD Towing, LLC reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids.
3/8


Auction for the following vehicles)
will be held on March 25, 2007 at
8:00 a.m. at MD Towing, 1510 N.
Forsyth Road, Orlando, FL 32807
for the towing and storage pursuant
to F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.

1991HONDA
Vin# 2HGED6341 MH550838

MD Towing, LLC reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids.
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Personal property of the following
tenant will be sold for cash to sat-
isfy rental liens.Ocoee Business
Plaza, West Orange, Lot 3, McNall,
Unit #50. Misc. Items. Auction to
be held Monday, March 12, 2007
at Ocoee Business Plaza at 9:00
a.m. 350 W. Story Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
3/8


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Auction for the following vehicles)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE will be held on March 23, 2007 at


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Call 407-992-5030


DOWNTOWN ORLANDO Lakeside At Delaney, 1 BD, 1 BA 1st BETTER THAN NEW Gorgeous newly renovated 4 BD, 2 BA home
floor condo w/pool & workout facilities, Berber carpet & screen in Carillon Estates. Gourmet Kitchen w/ state of the art appliances,
porch. Across from Delaney Park, secured entrance. ID=8093 Granite countertops & wood floors in family room. Screened porch
$225,000 & fenced backyard. ID=2016
Call 407-992-5030 $332,600
Call 407-352-0520


NEW WINTER PARK CONSTRUCTION Home in Mead Gardens LOVELY CORNER HOUSE
area. 4 BD, 2.5 BA w/formal living room & dining room, family room, This 4 BD home has potential. Built in the 1950's. This home has mod-
bonus room, granite counter tops, molding, inside laundry, stainless ern amenities, detached utility shed and a huge fenced yard. Moti-
appliances, and many upgrades. ID=9463 vated seller. Bring all offers. ID=1437
$469,900 $270,000
Call 407-352-0520 Call 407-352-0520


NEW TOWN HOMES WINTER PARK New construction in Mead NEW CONSTRUCTION WINTER PARK Home in Mead Gardens
Gardens area. 3 BD, 2.5 BA w/many upgrades, Granite counter tops, area. 4 BD, 2.5 BA w/formal living room & dining room, family room,
stainless appliances, Maple cabinets, crown molding, Cat 5 wiring bonus room, granite counter tops, molding, inside laundry, stainless
& 2 car garages. ID=9654 appliances, and many upgrades. ID=9412
$459,900 $729,900
Call 407-352-0520 Call 407-352-0520


ELEGANT CUSTOM BUILT HOME 4 BD, 3 BA pool home on 2.8 acres
in the center of Gotha. Gourmet kitchen, custom wood cabinets,
tray ceilings - just a few of the upgrades. ID=0649
$1,550,000
Call 407-352-0520


PRISTINE & PRESTIGIOUS! Circular drive & luscious landscape
preambles this home's pristine character. Screened enclosure captures
a huge pool w/waterfall, heated spa & Koi pond. Located in presti-
gious South Bay. ID=4511
$1,079,000
Call 407-354-1060


BRAND NEW & READY FOR YOU Step into this home & enjoy its
persona...marble floors down Santos Mahogany up, Jacuzzi in Mas-
ter Bath & so much more. Community Pool, Dock, Park, Playground,
Tennis all within community. ID=0070
$489,000
Call 407-354-1060


PRESTIGIOUS VIZCAYA TOWN HOME Walk to nearby shopping,
restaurants, community pool, tennis courts, or club house! Displays
many upgrades such as SS appliances, granite counters & more. Man
gated 24-7. Seller motivated ID=2593
$650,000
Call 407-354-1060


BEAUTIFUL 3 BD, 3 BA HOME! Pool home with large Family room ATTRACTIVE POOL HOME Pride yourself in this beautiful home &
& wood burning fireplace. Formal Living room & Dining. Master upscale community living. Displays many upgrades that include a gran-
bedroom has his & hers bathrooms. Builder's model home. ID=8613 ite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tray ceilings, tile, pavers
$349,990 and more. ID=6527
Call 407-352-0520 $489,990
Call 407-354-1060





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Bella Ladera is an exquisite luxury estate community created for those interested in a prominent lifestyle. This gated
community offers waterview and waterfront home sites ranging in size from 4 to 8 acres, with magnificent views of the countryside, a riding trail for
horse enthusiasts and only minutes from the prestigious Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort. Located in Howey in the Hills, approximately 30 miles
rom Orlando and minutes from the Florida Turnpike, Bella Ladera is tucked away in a rich, natural setting. This development offers the perfect balance
of convenience and privacy. Embrace the beauty of Lake County by becoming a part of this premier community! Estate lots starting at $295,000.

07 , ALICIA ROEHN TODAY!


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$367,500. Call
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CROWN POINT SPRINGS

4 bed, 2 bath, 7 yrs new, move-in condition, oversized corner lot,
huge yard w/playground, screened porch w/patio furniture, all ap-
pliances stay, garden tub and double vanity in master bath, 3-way
split plan, custom blinds in all rooms, 7 zone irrigation w/rain sen-
sor, new exterior paint, EXCELLENT schools. Wonderful neigh-
bors. Home warranty. Motivated seller. Great price for this neigh-
borhood at $267,500. 2% commission.

Call 407-654-0818 or 407-718-4218


HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
Two buildings, one 2 story, incl. nice 28 space parking
lot. Call for appt. $2,100,000.


WINTER GARDEN SHORES
Good starter or retirement home. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 100 foot
lot, mature landscaping. Call for appointment $249,500. 00


L.A. Grimes Agency

Realtors since 1943 * 407-656-2223


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NEWLY REMODELED 3/2 IN HIDDEN GLEN
Features new stainless steel appliances, new bath fixtures, custom trim
work, laminate wood and tile floors, screened porch, spacious backyard,
Cul-de-sac. What more could you ask for at $265,000? For interior
photos and more details check the featured home section at
www.CastleInTheSun.com
Call Ellen Sedlak, Tower Realty Group, Inc. 407-353-1537


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This home has loads of appeal. Come and see for yourself. $469,000.
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MINNEOLA
Pride of ownership shines bright in this newly
painted 3/2 that features wood flooring, security
system, water purifier, vaulted ceilings & a cozy
fireplace. Oversized backyard with above ground
pool. Call: Lisa Reed 407-509-7995












CLERMONT
This 5/4.5 is a must see! Beautiful Tropical Pool
w/paver deck. Spacious floor plan, downstairs
master suite, loft, built in entertainment center and
more. Call: Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497
Or Trisha Browne 352-267-1037


CLERMONT
Charming and secluded home w/many upgrades
which include Stainless Steel Appliances, Cat-5
wiring, Water Distribution System and a workshop
with a carport in backyard.
Call: Robert Walker 352-267-6492


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Great Lake View & 33' of actual lake frontage. A Must Seel One of few 4/2 available in a nice Welcome Home..to this very spacious 4/2.5 This elegantly decorated 3/2 home doesn't
This 4/3 home has both formal & informal areas family community. Prime oversized lot with citrus perfectly designed floor plan. Very Family Friendly compare to its surroundings. Step in and feel the
wlvery open kitchen-family room area. Third bath trees and park-like setting. Open split floor plan & and well Maintained. warmth. Vaulted ceilings, split plan & beautiful
& laundry room are off family room. large covered/screened lanai. Call: Trisha Browne 352-267-1037 kitchen. Call: Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497
Call: Donna Liebi 407-719-1337 Call: Kendra Moreau 407-467-7601 OrLynn Pechous 352-636-4497 Or Trisha Browne 352-267-1037












CLERMONT MINNEOLA GROVELAND KISSIMMEE
Brand new Custom Brick Estate home on 1.8 Charming 3/2 pool home which features many Tranquility awaits you in this NEVER lived in 4/2 Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of East
wood acres. Large game room w/wet bar& open upgrades including ceramic tile and stone home nestled on the country side of / Lake Tohopekaliga from the two-story deck of this
floor plan. Community access to Clermont Chain fireplace. Pool built in 1997. Short distance.to approximately 10 acres. Great for horses. 5/3 home. Lots of room for entertaining.
of Lakes. Call: Trisha Browne 352,267-1037 shopping and local attractions. Call: Robert Walker Call; AdyolSoto
Or Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497 Call: Robert Walker 352-267-6492 352-267-6492 407-948-5852










Build Your Dream Home! CLERMONT/ VACANT LAND CLERMONTIVACANT LAND APOPKA
CLERMONT Vary rare and hard to find-Directly on Clermont Serenity at your fingertips. One Of A Kind. Private This 4/2.5 Diamond Hill Pool Home shines bright
5 acres to build your dream home! No HOA, Chain of Lakes. 3 Parcels totally 18 acres with secluded 10 acres, perfect for your dream home, with a kitchen designed for any chefs culinary
no time limit to build! Large Oaks & Cypress. White sandy Beaches. directly on Clermont Chain of Lakes. adventure. Tons of counter space, center island,
Call: Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497 Call: Trisha Browne 352-267-1037 Call: Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497 built in desk, 2 pantries & more.
Or Trisha Browne 352-267-1037 Or Lynn Pechous 352-636-4497 Or Trisha Browne 352-267-1037 Call: Lisa Reed 407-509-7995


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Have you ever visited Tallahassee?
Have you ever visited Tallahassee during the legislative session?
Have you ever toured the House floor?


Join the West Orange Chamber along with Apopka, East
Orlando, Orlando Regional, Seminole County Regional and
Winter Park Chambers of Commerce for our Annual Trip to
Tallahassee on Wednesday. March 28th and Thursday, March 29th.


Capitol Connection is a great way to learn about relevant issues facing
our state, your business and your family Also, it is a fun way to meet
other people from regional Chambers of Commerce's like ours.
The trip includes all transportation, lodging, admission to the VIP reception.
breakfasts and lunches for both days. The group will visit top political leaders

For more information, contact Knsta at the Chamber office.


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FINANCIAL SERVICES
OIT- Small Business
Lending Corporation
MarkStefan
13506 Summerport Village Pkwy.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407)656-6423
www.smallbizlending.com
IPX 1031 Exchange
Rich Behrle
601 N.Magnolia Avenue, Ste 200
Ordando, FL 32801
(407)432-4560
www.ipx103l .com
INSURANCE - SUPPLEMENTAL
Aflac
Randall Krebs
837 PecoriTerrace
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407)770-7238
MANUFACTURER
Lambert Corporation
Steve Mayer
20 N.Coburn Avenue
Orlando,FL32805
(407)841-2940
www.lambertusa.com
MARKETING
Insight Marketing Group
Jennifer Taggart
1969 S.Alafaya Trail,#216
Orando,FL 32828
(407) 382-5660
www.inslghtmg.com
ORGANIZATIONS - NON-PROFIT
Fatone Family Foundation
Whitney Felter
2793 Valiant Drive
Clermont FL 34711
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www faionefourdailon corn


ATTORNeYS
James A.Gustlno, PA.
James Gustino, PA
P.O.Box 770759
Winter Garden, FL 34777
(407)905-8820
www.votegustino.com
BANKS
AmSouth Bank
Ryan Pikunis
Maguire Rd.
Ocoee.FL 34787
(407) 656-2400
www.amsouth.com
Seacoast National Bank
Herschel Parrish
65 N.Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 515-6500
www.seacoastnational.com
BUSINESS VALUATION & BROKERAGE
Goldberg Real Estate, LLC
Laura Dulay
7133 Blue Indigo Crescent
Winter Garlen, FL 34787
(407) 256-3208'
www.goldbergbuslnesses.com
COLLECTIONS
Office Profit Advisors, LLC
Evan Pitts
4630 S.Kirkman Road,#148
Orando,FL 32811
(407) 517-4763
DOGTRAINING
Bark Busters SW Orlando;
Jim Lory
PO Box 149
Minneola, FL 34755
(352) 242-6630
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ELECIEDOFFICIALS
County Court Judge Stee Jew en
425N Orange Al~e. Se465A
Oilando, FL 32801
(407) 836-2034
www.ninja9.org
FILM PRODUCTION
e360 Uve
,Jonah Ninger


Legacy Realty
David Alderman
8424 Vintage Drive
Orlando,FL32835
(407) 758-7358
www.legacyrealtyfl.net
REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL
Stirling Commercial Group
Cathy Kosmldis
719 Rodel Cove
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(321) 247-1036
www.stirlingcommerical.com

Encryption Records Management,LLC
Michael Vlahos
5159 L.B. McLeod Road, Ste C
Orlando, FL 32811
(407)770-1490
RESTAURANTS
The Palm
Michael Martin
5800 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) S03-7256
RETAIL-WOMEN'S APPAREL &
ACCESSORIES'
Back Room Boutique
Jamie June
32 W.Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407)656-9836
TIMESHARE MARKETING
Island One Resorts
Pamela Gould
8680 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 215-4086
VIDEO PRODUCTION
CieatiVi.lon. LLC
Dmitry Karpov
13750 W.Colonail Dr. Ste 350-150
Wner Garden. FL 34787 ,
(407) 401-9096
www.creativision.tv


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THE WEST ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS.



The West Orange Chamber honored eight Community Champions dunng
the 5th Annual West Orange Community Champions' Gala. All of these
people have demonstrated effective leadership in West Orange and are active
in community functions and civic organizations. All of them uphold traditional
West Orange Community values and they have made a significant contribution
to the West Orange Community in time, talent and resources.
















Pictured from left-nght are; WOCC Prersdent. Stina D'Uva. John Murphy from Unincorporated Orange
Country Entertainer Joey Fatone from D,- Philhps, Bob Patterson accepting the award on behalf of hit father
Carl Patterson Jr. from the Town ofr wmnermere. Ralph Chabot from Gotha, Michele Gentry from Winter
Garden. Mayor Kathy Stark accepting the award fir Bob Montgomery from the Town of Oakland, Lisa
Scarbrough from AMerot ect. Bill Cordell from the Ciy of Ocoee and Russ Salernmo. Chairman of the WOCCC

We would like to also congratulate all of the nominees of the 2006 Community Champion
Awards planet Braden, David Buckles, Bob Flanders, Josh Garrck, Candi Greene, Jeff
Leadbearer. Donna Leigaber, Erline Phillip;, Lisa Riccardi. Mark Scalzo and Ginnie Stanford.


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Treat your taste bhdi whilr geriing to know some of the hest reaurantl and businesaee in West Orange County,Join us for an evening of food and
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MARCH 28, 2007111:00 am
Tanner Hall - 29 W. Garden Avenue in Winter Garden
Take a trolley ride and tour Winter Garden's commercial developments.
Have lunch with the people who are making it all happen.


SPCAofCentral Florida
F ra3ily Rodriguez
2727 Conroy Road
Orlando,FL32839
(407) 351-SPCA
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Lakeside Realtors
LorenWilllamii
430 Main St reet
Winilpere,FL34786
(4071 876-i375
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