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Winter Garden's annual
Halloweenfest is this Friday,
Oct. 31, from 6-8:30 p.m. in
downtown Winter Garden
along Plant Street. The fun
includes games, trick-or-
treating for children and a
costume contest (with cash
The costume contest
will be on the stage at the
intersection of Main and
Plant streets. The youth
contest is from 6:30-8 p.m.
with five different age
groups, and the adult contest
is from 8-8:30.
For more information, call
the rec office at 407-656-
Ocoee to host
The City of Ocoee's Parks
and Recreation Department
will host its first Haunted
House Halloween Event this
Thursday, Oct. 30, and Fri-
day, Oct. 31, from 7-10 p.m.
The Haunted House will be
located at 951 Ocoee-Apopka
Be prepared to be spooked
by ghosts, goblins, witches
and warlocks. Games, prizes,
candy, bounce house, hay
ride, food and refreshments
will be available at the event.
Admission is free, but ev-
eryone is encouraged to bring
non-perishable food items.
These items will be donated
to the West Orange Christian
For more information, call
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment at 407-905-3180.
set at W.G. mall
The Winter Garden
Village at Fowler Groves is
hosting trick-or-treating on
Halloween night, Friday,
Oct. 31, from 5-8.
All participating stores
will have a pumpkin bag
placed by their door.
at local libraries
The Kissimmee Audubon
Society is bringing its eagle
program to the Winter
Garden and West Oaks
libraries this Saturday, Nov.
1. Follow the life of an eagle
from the time the eaglet
flees its nest and discover
their nesting habits and
The Winter Garden
program starts at 11:30 a.m.,
and the Ocoee program
begins at 2 p.m.
Scouting for Food
The Boy Scouts' annual
food drive, Scouting for
Food, begins this Saturday,
Nov. 1, with Bag Distribu-
tion Day. Plastic bags will
be hung on doorknobs, and
the Scouts will return Nov. 8
to collect the canned goods
for distribution to Second
Harvest Food Bank and
other local food pantries.
Blood drive at
Florida's Blood Centers'
Bloodmobile will be at Oak-
land Presbyterian Church,
218 E. Oakland Ave., this
Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. No appointment is
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The Shield stays in Ocoee Photo by Michael Laval
Ocoee High football players celebrate and hoist the Shield trophy after defeating rival West
Orange High 21-7 last Thursday night. For more photos and complete high school football
coverage, see 1 B.
Help Reading Reindeer start
new decade of giving books
the next 7 School, VFW Post 4305 Ladies of all ages who might not have
S t Auxiliary, Winter Garden Rotary books to read at home. Educators
eks, The West Club, the British Heritage Society, continuously tell us local children
inge Times' will St. Luke's Preschool, First United might have closets, toy chests and
collecting new Methodist Church of Winter Gar- bedrooms filled with playthings,
l den, neighborhood groups and computers and video games. Yet
)ks for area many more individuals also have they continue to report many of
ingsters for been faithful supporters. these same households have no
SiftThis year, the program has a books for children to read.
iday gift new partnership with Barnes and Each book given out also in-
Noble in the Winter Garden Vil- cludes family literacy information
By Kathy Aber lage at Fowler Groves. The book- provided by the Adult Literacy
store will provide gift-wrapping League to remind parents of the
hen The West Orange Times opportunities for groups to raise importance of reading to children
:hed its first Reading Rein- funds for Reading Reindeer and of all ages.
book drive in October 1998, host a four-day book fair Dec. The Times is asking for your
ie could guess flow success- 12-15. support again this year. Please
is literacy effort would be. help us provide books for the fol-
-ators now tell us they are lowing Reading Reindeer recipi-
ng to see the beginning of ents: the West Orange Christian
ies in the homes of the chil- ,i Service Center; Toys ForTots dis-'
they serve. tributions through the police de-
r the past 10 Octobers, the apartments in Ocoee, Windermere
paper has sent out a clarion and Winter Garden; the Winter
sking readers to donate new Garden Children's Health Center;
s to give to needy children in the Migrant Education program of
Orange County for Christ- Orange County Public Schools;
West Orange Neighborhood Cen-
nd the generosity has been For the next seven weeks, the ter for Families; Edgewood Chil-.
whelming. More than 25,000 Times will accept donations of dren's Ranch;'the Maxey Cehter;
:s have been distributed new books suitable for children Head Start students at Maxey El-
igh various community and from infancy through middle ementary School; residents at the
al service organizations in school. Drop-off boxes will be Center for Drug-free Living; and
Orange County. located at various businesses infants born at Health Central.
ie West Orange Junior Ser- throughout the area, including the This year, Christmastime might
League recently presented West Orange Chamber office, the be more difficult than usual for
ing Reindeer with a donation Times office, Barnes and Noble many families in West Orange
2,500, and the West Orange at Fowler Groves and at the four County. Yet we want to continue
umittee of 101 has pledged local library branches, the tradition of putting a new bed-
t of $1,000. Organizations Reading Reindeer is designed time story under every Christmas
the West Orange Cham- to promote community literacy tree. For information, call Kathy
)f Commerce, Ocoee High by giving new books to children Aber at 407-656-2121.
Town acquires land for new
By Kathy Aber
The Windermere Town Coun-
cil has been negotiating for sev-
eral months to acquire the final
piece of property to construct
intersection improvements and
a traffic circle at the corner of
Main Street and Park Avenue
next to Windermere Elementary
Town Attorney Tom Wilkes
told the council at its October
meeting he had "good news."
The town had reached an agree-
ment to acquire the final piece
of property required to create
the traffic circle and ease con-
gestion, particularly at school
opening and closing times.
Wilkes said town resident Ken
Ward, the agent for the property
owner, had accepted the town's
offer to purchase the property
Ocoee votes to add
Rose Hill to its JPA
By Mary Anne Swickerath
Will the Rose Hill subdivi-
sion on the southeast border of
Ocoee become part of the city?
That has not been decided,
but at its regular meeting last
week the Ocoee City Commis-
sion voted 5-0 to put all three
phases of Rose Hill in its joint
planning area (JPA) with Or-
ange County. This action does
not annex the property, but it
lays the groundwork for future
action on annexation.
A group of Rose Hill resi-
dents spoke during the public
hearing on this matter. Tony
Adams, president of the Rose
Hill Phase 3 Homeowner As-
sociation, told the elected of-
ficials that the residents of his
area want to be annexed by the
citi as do residents of Phase
2. Residents from both phases
have met with city staff to dis-
cuss what it would mean to
come into the city.
"There are obvious advan-
tages to being part of Ocoee,"
But the majority of Phase 1
residents signed a petition ask-
ing not to be annexed, accord-
ing to Shawn Jensen, president
of that area's homeowner as-
The Ocoee commissioners
assured the Rose Hill residents
that voting to add their areas to
the JPA does not automatically
mean they will be annexed.
First, the JPA change would
have to be approved by the
county, and, second, the city
will not annex anyone who
(See Ocpee, 3A)
Photo by Amy Quesinberry
A colorful display of artAmy Quesinberry
Meghan Brown, a kindergartner at Whispering Oak Elementary School, points out her
artwork to her mother, Susan Brown, and her brother, Michael, during Saturday's Oak-
land Heritage Festival. WOES students created their masterpieces in Katie Griesel's art
class to be displayed at the event. Oakland Avenue Charter School students also show-s
cased their artistic sllIs Saturday. For more pictures Of the festival, see 11A.
at its appraised value, $12,500,
plus his attorney's fees. Wilkes
said the legal costs could be
The council voted unani-
mously to accept the offer with a
cap of $5,000 for the attorney's
fees and authorized the mayor or
any council member to execute
the documents during a closing
Set your clocks back
1 hour Sunday a.m. i-
Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 2
Davis, Gardiner vie
for Fla. Senate seat
By Mary Anne Swickerath
An experienced legislator and an enthusiastic newcomer
are the candidates to replace Daniel Webster in the District
9 State Senate seat. Republican Andy Gardiner, who has
served in the Florida House since 2000, and first-time cam-
paigner Darius Davis, a Democrat, are the candidates for
the district that covers Apopka south almost to Kissimmee.
The General Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Gainesville native Darius
Davis is a math teacher at
Olympia High School and has
served as an administrator for
Orange County Public Schools.
He earned his mechanical en-
gineering degree from Florida
A&M University and a mas-
ter's in management of educa-
tional organizations from Nova
Southeastern University. He is
a former financial advisor and
Lockheed Martin employee.
, His community service in-
cludes stints as a director of
the Lake Florence Vista Ho-
meowners Association, as the
school liaison for the Winter
Park High School Foundation
and as a member of the Rob-
inswood Middle School Advi-
He and his wife, Monica,
live in Winter Garden with
their two small children.
Davis said he decided to run
for the State Senate because he
wants to "represent the every-
day hardworking families in
District 9 who are hurting and
are looking for a new voice in
When asked why he feels
he is the best-qualified candi-
date, he said: "Throughout my
life here in Orange County,
I've been blessed to have very
diverse professional experi-
ences. Whether it was bringing
communities closer together
as a representative of Orange
County Public Schools, help-
ing hardworking families
do more with their money
Besides serving as state rep-
resentative for District 40 for
eight years, Andy Gardiner is
the director of community and
business relations for Orlando
Health. He received, a bach-
elor's in political science and.
psychology from Stetson Uni-
versity and lives in Orlando
with his wife, Camille, and two
He has been involved in nu-
merous organizations: Valencia
Community College Founda-
tion Board of Directors, Central
Florida YMCA Metropolitan
Board, Boy Scouts of America,,
Central Florida Council Exec-
utive Board, Orlando Museum
of Art Board of Trustees, Rota-
ry, Coastal Conservation Asso-
ciation Florida, Orange County
Young Republicans, Orange
County Republican Executive
Committee and Lambda Chi
Alpha Fraternity. He is alsb a
former Orange County Legis-
lative Delegation chairman.
He decided to run for the
Florida Senate, he told The West
Orange Times, because public
service has been a part of his
life since graduating from col-
lege. He grew up in the district
and has years of experience in
Tallahassee: "My experiences
in business, the community and
raising a family have helped
me gain perspective into the
needs and goals of our families
and communities. While I live
in Orlando, I was president of
the Apopka Area Chamber of
Commerce for 10 years, giving.
(See Windermere, 14A) (See Davis, 3A) (See Gardiner, 3A)
2A The West Orange Times Thursday, October 30, 2008
GLENN MARION BEASLEY,
88, Ocoee, died Sunday, Oct.
26. He was born Aug. 8, 1920,
in Clayton, Ala., and moved to
Central Florida in 1960 from Eu-
faula, Ala. He was a retired fore-
man in the construction industry
and a member of the union. He
was Baptist and a member of
Starke Lake Baptist Church. He
was preceded in death by his
wife of 63 years, Grace Beas-
ley, on March 12, 2007. Survi-
vors: soos, Bobby Joe and wife
Beverly, Charles Earl and wife
Jennifer, all of Clermont, Donnie
and wife Trudie, Ocoee; daugh-
ters, Betty Loomis and husband
Jim, Apopka, Vonceil Ungaro
and husband Hoyt, Groveland,
Charlene Owens and husband
Don, Clermont; grandchildren,
Bob Loomis, Steve Loomis,
Robbie, Randy, Diana Beasley
Self, Jennie, Jonathan, Joy Un-
garo Brooks, Jill Ungaro, Mamt-
thew Coleman, Chris Coleman,
Ashley Coleman, Mallory; 14
Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
JAMES FRANCIS "JIM"
BRENNEN II, 83, Ocoee, died
Oct. 20. Memorial donations can
be made to Hospice of the Com-
forter, 605 Montgomery Road,
Altamonte Springs 32714. All
Faiths Funeral Alternatives and
Cremation Service, Orlando;
Massachusetts National Cem-
MARY LEE SCOTT CHAG-
NOT, 76, Sebring, died Oct. 19.
She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in
Howey-in-the-Hills, the daugh-
ter of the late Truman Scott and
Etha Lane Scott. She moved to
Clermont in the 1940s with her
family and attended Clermont
High School. She was a former
Ocoee resident and former mem-
ber of Orlando Christian Center.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Charles Scott. Sur-
vivors: husband, Richard "Dick";
son, Richard Micqual Coleman,
Winter Haven; 4 aunts; many
nieces and nephews, including
Charlotte Raines and husband
Daniel, Groveland, Tim Scott
and wife Shiela, Tampa, David
Scott, Clermont. Becker Family
Funeral Home, Clermont; Oak
Hill Cemetery, Clermont.
MARJORIE FASANO, 94,
Ocoee, died Oct. 19. Woodlawn
Funeral Home, Gotha.
KLEIN, 82, Somerset, Ky., died
Sunday, Oct. 19. He was born
Nov. 25, 1925, in Morningview,
Ky. He moved to West Oran e
Good Homes Road when it was
nothing but citrus groves. All 3
daughters attended Ocoee High
School. He owned his own con-
struction company, Kleinworth
and Associates, prior to retiring
in the 1980s and moving to Lake
Cumberland in Somerset. He
was a member of the Local 1765
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners. He loved his antiques,
old John Deere tractors and his
Pepsi-Cola. He was known for
his knack of spotting old tractors
or vehicles, bringing them home
and rebuilding them (or, at least,
build anything, from vehicles for
his grandchildren to his home in
Kentucky. He was a great cook
known for his homemade ribs,
greens and black-eyed peas on
New Year's Day or his special-
recipe fried chicken on Eas-
ter. He loved to hunt and fish
and spent every day of his life
outdoors. He was preceded in
death by his son, Russell Ste-
phens Klein Jr. Survivors: wife,
Mary Jane Klein; sister, Vir-
inia Grant, California; brother,
eorge, Florida; daughters, Rita
Broadaway and husband Den-
nis, Linda Harris and husband
Joe, Janet (and John Darnaby);
grandchildren, Cory Broad-
away and wife Christy, Dana
Broadaway and wife Stephanie,
Shannon Marie Ausburn; great-
grandchildren, Jackson Broad-
away, Davis Broadaway, Alice
Broadaway. Memorial donations
can be made to the American
Cancer Society, 1601 W. Co-
lonial Drive, Orlando 32804. A
memorial service is set for this
Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at
Woodlawn Funeral Home and
Memorial Park, Gotha.
JOSEPH MAKOSKI, 35, Ocoee,
died Oct. 7. Gail & Wynn's Mor-
WALTER MATHEWS, 66,
Ocoee, died Oct. 16. Gail &
Wynn's Mortuary, Orlando.
THOMAS M. ROMANIELLO,
84, Windermere, died Thursday,
Oct. 23. Memorial donations
can be made to Vitas-Innovative
HospiceCare. Woodlawn Me-
morial Park and Funeral Home,
APRIL CHRISTINA RUSSELL,
24, Ocoee, died Oct. 18. Wood-
lawn Funeral Home, Gotha.
JANICE ANITA "PUNCHIE"
SMITH-JONES, 57, Oakland,
died Saturday, Oct. 25. Postell's
MARIAN RUTH SPENCER, 87,
Winter Garden, died Thursday,
Oct. 23. She was a church sec-
retary. Survivors: son, Robert
C. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral
MILDRED TRUETT, 89, Winter
Garden, died Sunday, Oct. 26.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Truman Truett,
and daughter, Sharon Watkins.
Survivors: daughter, Linda Hors-
ley and husband Don; grandchil-
dren, Stephen, Stewart, Stepha-
nie, Angela, Don Jr., Michael;
17 great-grandchildren. Fu-
neral services were set for this
Wednesday, Oct. 29, at noon at
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home,
428 E. Plant St., Winter Garden.
Interment was to follow at Win-
ter Garden Cemetery. Visitation
for friends was to be held from
10 a.m. to noon before services
at the funeral home.
Artist's rendering of the
Oct. 17 Oakland gunman.
Oakland police are going
door to door asking resi-
dents to help them identify
a man accused of shooting
a resident on the evening of
According to police,
19-year-old Kenny Postell
Jr. was walking north on
Pollard Street near Postell
Avenue when he was ap-
proached from behind by a
vehicle. Police said the driv-
Ocoee Oaks Church
to hold revival
Ocoee Oaks Church will host
a revival Nov. 5-9, and the com-
munity is invited. Scheduled
topics are: "Healing in a Broken
World," Nov. 5; "Healing Bro-
ken Relationships," Nov. 6; and
"Healing for a Broken Spirit,"
Nov. 7. All begin at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, every-
one can enjoy a community
bonfire, games and free food.
The revival ends with Geron
Davis and Kindred Souls at the
8:30 and 11 a.m. church ser-
The church is located on
Clarke Road in Ocoee.
Ocoee Oaks United Methodist offering showers for the homeless
In an effort to address the needs
of the homeless community in the
Ocoee area, Ocoee Oaks United
Methodist Church and partners,
the West Orange Christian Ser-
vice Center and Paul Mitchell the
School are providing complete
showers, haircuts and meals on
Saturday, Nov. 8. Showers and
haircuts will be available from 8
a.m. until noon at the West Or-
ange Christian Service Center,
300 Franklin St. in Ocoee. Meals
will be served beginning at 11:30
Sarah Rosenburg, Project Lead
for Ocoee Oaks Methodist Church,
said: "In Central Florida there are
8,500 known homeless people
(with 2,700 of those children),
yet there are only about 1,000
beds available per night provided
by outreach organizations. This
means that most of the homeless
people in our area live in camps in
the woods and don't have access
to regular showers and haircuts."
This event is meant to bring
awareness for needs of people in
this community and will hopefully,
help lead the way for more com-
er exited the car and started
shooting; Postell ran west
and was shot once in the but-
tocks. Police said witnesses
described the suspect as a
black male, approximately
24 years old, with shoulder-
length dreadlocks. He was
driving a silver Impala or
Monte Carlo, police said.
Postell was airlifted to
Orlando Regional Medical
Center for treatment and
Some of the shots fired hit
neighboring homes, broke at
least one window and nar-
rowly missed several resi-
dents in a nearby house.
Anyone with information
on the incident is asked to
call the Oakland Police De-
partment at 407-656-9797.
Ocoee police report
For Oct. 16-22, the Ocoee
Police Department reports
78 crimes (and cleared 10
Aggravated assault- 2
Simple assault- 13
Larceny theft from
'Larceny shoplifting- 15
Larceny theft from
The Winter Garden Fire
Department responded to
73 calls for assistance from
Automatic fire alarms-9
Calls for service-5.
Orange County calls-3
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The People's Representative
Attracting High Wage Jobs I want to provide incentives to businesses to bring
jobs to our community to replace jobs lost from housing and agriculture.
Protecting Consumers As the Orlando leader of Florida Consumer Action
Network, I have fought to reduce the cost of healthcare, insurance and utilities.
Helping Seniors and Children I have increased senior participation in
community service, providing volunteer opportunities helping children, nonprofit
and government agencies and saving taxpayer dollars. Seniors are also mentoring
at-risk children helping to break the cycle of crime.
Lowering insurance cost I will be a strong voice in Tallahassee to lower your
insurance costs. My opponent told the Sentinel that he opposes reforms to lower
your insurance costs. He has taken $40,000 from Insurance companies and other
industry groups*, one out every fours dollars to his campaign. I am not seeking
office to help my own insurance business. I will work for you. *source: Florida'Division of
Protecting our streets I will work to change criminal procedures to allow
Apopka, Ocoee, and Winter Garden police officers to spend more time on your
street than in the downtown courthouse for depositions. I want to prevent
foreclosures and save our neighborhoods from the crime that vacant homes
I need your vote November 4 to change Tallahassee.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008 The West Orange Times 3A
G ard ne r (Continued from 1A)
me valuable insight into the consumers from deceptive prac-
needs of Northwest and West tices and further efforts to help
Orange County." citizens prevent foreclosures."
As far as his qualifications, His goals if elected begin
he said that now is not the with transportation and chil-
time for on-the-job training: dren with developmental dis-
"We need a measure of experi- abilities.
ence, some common sense and "Based on my experience
a perspective of what is best for serving on transportation com-
the community to attract jobs, mittees for several years, I real-
protect our seniors and continue ize the important of our inter-
to improve our children's edu- modal system to the vitality of
cation in these tight financial our state's economy," he said.
times." "It is imperative to continue to
As far most important is- build roads throughout the state
sues, Gardiner said balancing and specifically provide fund-
the state budget without raising ing for the completion of wid-
taxes or cutting funding "for ening Highway 50 locally."
our most vulnerable citizens" In 2008, Gardiner worked on
was at the top of his list. an initiative known as the Win-
"Transportation improve- dow of Opportunity, a bill to
ment and commuter rail are help provide certain insurance
also issues at the forefront," coverage for autistic children.
he said. "We need to do every- "I believe we need to con-
thing possible to lessen conges- tinue this effort and expand
tion on the roadways and spur it to help children with all de-
economic development here in velopment disabilities receive
Central Floiida." insurance coverage and access
And he added: "Lastly, hom- to resources."
eowners are increasingly wor- He added that there should
ried about the current housing also be a focus on continuing to
crisis and the value of their improve the state's educational
investment. We must protect system.
(Continued from 1A)
as a financial advisor with
American Express or oversee-
ing contracts and design issues
at Lockheed Martin. All of these
great experiences make me
uniquely qualified to represent
the good folks of District 9 be-
cause it gives me a deeper un-
derstanding than that of a career
He told The West Orange
Times what he. deemed the most
important issues that need to
be addressed: "The most im-
portant issue at this time is our
national and state economy. A
close second is the state of our
public education system here in
He also discussed his goals,
if elected: "My goals are to
bring more dollars back to our
district and to make the fund-
ing and success of our public
school system the top priority
of our state. If we focus in on
creating a leading educational
system here in Florida, then we
will really be able to affect posi-
tive change for our economy,
our future and our overall way
does not want to be annexed.
Commissioner Rusty Johnson
said, "If you don't want to come,
Commissioner Gary Hood
agreed, saying there were issues
the city needs to look at before
considering any annexations of
The commission also directed
staff to set up another informa-
tional meeting for all of the
residents of Rose Hill and the
enclaves within the city.
In other business, the elected
proclaimed Oct. 15-Nov. 1 as
National Family Week and Oct.
19-25 as Florida City Govern-
ment Week in Ocoee.
presented rocking chairs to
retiring employees Joyce Staub
and Billy Adams. i
held the first readings of a
proposed ordinance to amend
the Police Officers' and Fire-
fighters' Pension Plan. The sec-
ond reading and final hearing on
this matter will be held Nov. 4.
adopted a large-scale Com-
prehensive Plan amendment
for the purpose of implement-
ing school concurrency, a state-
approved the land-use plan
and development agreement
for the proposed Eagle Creek
of Ocoee project located on the
southeast corner of the inter-
section of Ocoee-Apopka and
Fullers Cross roads. The 97.90-
acre site will be used for a resi-
dential community combining
townhomes and single-family
detached homes as a planned-
approved a plat for a lot split
of a 3.47-acre residential prop-
'Psycho' coming to Garden Theatre
The Garden Theatre will be classic directed by Alfred Hitch-
showing a late-night movie on cock stars Anthony Perkins and
Halloween (this Friday, Oct. Janet Leigh.
30): Psycho beginning at 10:30 The theater is at 160 W. Plant
p.m. St. in downtown Winter Garden.
The black-and-white 1960 Tickets are $7 each.
Wednesday, November 5th @ 7 pm:
Healing in a Broken World
Thursday, Novembe6th' 7 pm-.i : Healing Broken Relationships
,Friday, November 7th @ 7 pur: . Healing for a Broken Spirit
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. Saturday, November 8th @ 5 pm :::,CommuiMty Bonfire, Games, ,-e 0ood.
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Laura Keller is the only school board candidate with 14 years
of active participation in Orange County Public Schools.
Laura Keller's opponent puts her kids into private school, rather.
than in our public schools, and thinks teaching private music'
lessons qualifies her to be on the Orange County School Board.
People who know about education think it takes more.
Laura Keller is endorsed by:
THE- ORANGE CLASSROOM TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
Jim Martin Current Orange County School Board Member
Bert Carrier Past Orange County School Board Member
Pastor Mike Kimbrough Previous opponent
The West Orange Times
The Orlando Sentinel
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Christine Moore "has a background that suggests
a lack of commitment to public schools."
"Laura Keller has been deeply involved in public schools for years,
serving in a variety of roles while her two children attended. She has an
accounting background a valuable quality and an apparently sincere
desire to Improve the lot of Orange County students."
"Ms. Curtis Is an advocate of limited school vouchers for private schools,
sending one of her children to a private school even as she campaigns
for a public-school office. Other moments from Ms. Curtis' past are
worrisome. Ms. Curtis says her views have evolved over time. We're not
convinced. At least voters can feel fairly certain Laura Keller Isn't running
with a hidden agenda."
"The Sentinel endorses Laura Keller for
Orange County School Board, District 7."
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4A The West Orange Times Thursday, October 30, 2008
In our opinion
In sheriff's race, we choose Demings
Reader opinions --
Letters to the editor
Reader supports Amendment 2
Two experienced lawmen are com-
peting to succeed Orange County Sher-
iff Kevin Beary, who is retiring after
15 years. The Nov. 4 election features
Republican John Tegg and Democrat
Tegg, a Sheriff's Office veteran and
former Edgewood police chief, im-
pressed us with detailed proposals on
restructuring county patrol zones and
personnel assignments and developing
a regional law-enforcement training
Demings is a former city of Orlan-
do police chief and county director of
public safety. He brings a strong com-
bination of education and experience
to the table and has a strong vision
for revitalizing the Sheriff's Office
and fighting violent crime through in-
creased deputy patrols and community
involvement. We believe Demings is
also the best-qualified candidate to
bring sound fiscal management and
increased transparency to the Sheriff's
While concerns have been raised
about a "Sheriff" Demings serving
alongside his wife, Orlando Police
Chief Val Demings, we believe they
are both such professionals it would
not be a conflict.
The Times endorses Jerry Demings
for the next Orange County Sheriff.
As a longtime resident of Winter Garden,
I was surprised that The West Orange Times
advised the citizens of West Orange County
to vote no on Amendment 2. I was further
taken aback by the reasoning used in the
First, the claim is that the amendment is
unnecessary since there are laws on the books
that prevent gay marriage. Massachusetts,
California and Connecticut each had similar
marriage laws that were summarily overturned
by a few activist judges. By taking existing
Florida law and adding it to the Constitution,
Floridians can avoid the same thing from
happening in our state.
Next, the contention is that this amendment
aims to prevent homosexual and heterosexual
partners from receiving benefits from
employers. This assertion has already been
knocked down by the Florida Supreme Court.
Before even one of the three-quarters of a
million petitions was collected by a grass-roots
effort to get the amendment on the ballot, the
ACLU brought that argument before the court.
In Florida, the rules are that every amendment
must cover only one subject. The Florida
Supreme Court ruled that this amendment
covered the one subject of marriage and will
have no impact on civil unions or partnerships,
contractual agreements, estate planning and
will certainly not affect senior benefits in any
The overwhelming majority of Floridians
believe that marriage should continue to be
defined as a legal union between one man and
one woman. I urge our residents to vote yes on
The proposed state constitutional
Amendment 4, if passed, would cre-
ate incentives, such as tax exemptions,
for landowners to set aside land for
conservation purposes. This has the
Thompson, who is a witness coordi-
nator and investigator for the state of
Florida, has the experience and under-
standing to fight for his district against
special interests and for jobs, educa-
tion, healthcare, tax reform, affordable
housing and the environment.
We support Thompson for District 38
potential to greatly increase conserva-
tion land in the state of Florida, one
whose population is expected to dou-
ble in the next 50 years. We support
No on Amendment 6
Amendment 6 sounds like a good rates on the potential use of these wa-
idea: protection of marinas and boat- terfront properties rather than on their
building and fishing operations from actual uses. But this amendment almost
high taxes. This amendment would invites abuse by developers, so we do
keep tax assessors from charging high not support it.
No on Amendment 8
Amendment 8 proposes adding a
change to the State Constitution that
would require the Legislature to autho-
rize counties to have the job of levying
a local-option sales tax to supplement
community college funding. This tax
would be in place in five-year incre-
ments. We do not support this amend-
ment because Florida's excellent com-
munity college system needs state
support it can count one, not temporary
Vote yes on Orange County charter amendments
The three charter amendments for Charter Review Commission." Vote
Orange County are all in the interest yes.
of its citizens. We don't see how ap- Question 2 requires a "local code of
proving all three would do anything ethics and disclosure of business and
but help the voters, financial relationships." Vote yes.
Question 1 will require future "fi- Question 3 provides citizens with
nancial impact statements for amend- the "right to public input and the right
ments or revisions proposed by the to be heard." Vote yes.
Vote no on 'school board chairman' referendum
The referendum proposes expanding powerful political position. We don't
the "Orange County School Board to in- believe that it is in the best interest of.
clude an elected chair." The seat, which our schools to politicize the leadership
will be elected districtwide and will of our school board. The West Orange
include the power of a second vote in Times recommends voting no on the
the event of a tie, would become a very special referendum.
Our earlier endorsements
In previous editions, we gave our endorsements to the following
Reader thanks everyone for
participating in Melissa Fest
On Saturday night, Oct. 18, we had a party
on Plant Street to celebrate Melissa Walsh and
her progress in recovery from the recent auto
accident that left her paralyzed.
What a wonderful town we live in full
of community and big-hearted people who all
came together to give of their time, talent and
treasure to help one of their own. More than
once I heard people say: "When I can sell my
house, I'm moving to Winter Garden. This is
what it's all about. It reminds me of the town
I grew up in. You just don't see this anywhere
Even though there were several other events
going on that day, people really turned out to
support Melissa. and her parents, the Loiaco-
nos. In all, we raised more than $29,000. A
check was presented at Winter Garden Rotary
for $27,066.34, and then even more money
I would like to thank all the major sponsors:
all anonymous donors, Ace Hardware (W.G.),
Alarie Design, Bob Buchanan, Brenda Grey,
Carter Family Bowl, Cheney Bros. Food,
Chick-fil-A (W.G.), Crabtree Ink, Douce France
Bakery, Gas Products & Service, Hudson Tire,
Jim Durban, Lisa Scalzo, Colin Sharman, Les
Sherman, Logos Promote, Melissa Fest Volley-
ball Tournament, Pepsi Products, PhotographX,
Pounds Motor Company, Publix (W.G.), Sikes
and Vanderiet, Staples, The Event Specialists,
West Orange Photo & Digital, Sharon Mor-
gan & Farrel Duncan and The West Orange
Also, a big thank-you goes to these bands:
Adam's Road, Forgetting the Former Geral-
dine, Highway 50 Band, Men with Mortgages,
Shawn Starbuck Band, Taser and Jim Gentry
75 years ago
Bert Roper and Mary Roper entertained a
number of their friends on Halloween night
with a hayride ending with a marshmallow
roast. Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Roper accompanied
Ghosts, devils, animals, clowns and all the
historical and fictitious characters were on roller
skates. That was the scene at the Halloween
costume skating carnival held at Lakeview High
40 years ago
The Tildenville Halloween Carnival was a
big success. Don Shaw, principal, says the TSA
plans to use the profits to purchase listening
stations for the classrooms -, a new educa-
tional device that consists of a tape recorder
and eight earphones. Judges for the costume
parade were Mrs. Dave Starr, Harold Cooper
and Rod Reeves.
35 years ago
Disney's Haunted Mansion was nothing
compared to the Burch home in Oakland on
Halloween night. One began to have second
thoughts halfway up the walk when the can-
dlesticks in the window started dancing to the
The traditional "spook house" seemed to have
for State Senate District 9
for Florida House District 40
V Scott Boyd
V for Orange ,County Commission, District 1
V Bill Donegan
Vr for Orange Country property appraiser
V Earl K. Wood
V for Orange County tax collector
for Orange County clerk of the courts
for Orange County supervisor of elections
We have also already expressed our support for Amendments 1 and
3 and opposition to Amendment 2.
Our final recommendation
gained in popularity this Halloween probably
influenced by the Haunted Mansion. A group
of Lakeview students decided to capitalize on
the craze not to line their own pockets but to
get donations for the new wing at West Orange
Hospital. Frank Roper agreed to let the boys
use the office building at the old Diamond R
Fertilizer plant, and a better location would have
been hard to find.... all the terrors of a world
possessed broke loose upon the visitor. The
boys who thought it up Ben Johnson, Bobby
Johnson, Robert Strickland, Jim Roberson, Ken
Roberson and Harry Moore represented a
great deal of ingenuity, hard work and clever
30 years ago
Every year, the West Orange Chamber of
Commerce holds a long-range planning meeting.
to map its program for the months ahead. Board
member Pat Vaughn, director of personnel at
Walt Disney World, hosted the 1978 meeting
at the Bahamian House in Lake Buena Vista.
Chamber President Bob Elrod of Windermere
Realty presented a blueprint of a full year of
Chamber activities. Other board members in-
clude Ron Henson, Dan Dummett, George Fos-
ter, George Bailey, Ray Lait, Dal Duppenthaler,
Ernie Johnson, Don Cloughley, Doris Grimes,
Joe Valdes and Franklin Cappleman.
35 years ago
makes a critical
analysis of George
Bailey's haircut. The
Winter Garden pub-
lisher met the barber
of TV's 'Hee Haw'
at a recent press lun-
cheon connected with
IR the Rec Vee Show
T at Outdoor Resorts
Campground. 'It lacks
a lot of beauty,' was
Archie's message to
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Thompson for State House District 38
In the race for the District 38 state
representative seat, the candidates are
incumbent Bryan Nelson, a Repub-
lican, and first-time candidate Lon-
nie Thompson, a Democrat. We feel
Thompson would best represent the
citizens of the district, which includes
Ocoee, Zellwood, Apopka and Mait-
Yes on Amendment 4
From our archives
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Liberty Mutual awards grant
to The Gift of Swimming
Parents and coaches from
The Gift of Swimming a
Winter Garden non-profit or-
ganization that teaches disad-
vantaged kids how to swim
and protect themselves from
drowning have rallied to-
gether to earn a $2,500 grant
from the Liberty Mutual Re-
sponsible Sports Program. The
funds will be used to buy new
The Gift of Swimming par-
ents, coaches and support-
ers earned the grant through
a grassroots effort to get as
many community members as
possible to complete an online
quiz on sports mentoring. The
Gift of Swimming is among
only 20 youth sports organi-
zations across the country that
completed enough quizzes to
earn the $2,500 grant.
"We are thrilled to receive
this grant, which will allow
us to purchase training aids to
assist underprivileged children
who often cannot afford swim
lessons, suits or even towels,"
said Kathy Baldwin, executive
director for The Gift of Swim-
ming. "Thanks to Liberty Mu-
tual, we can help our disadvan-
taged kids excel in swimming
The Gift of Swimming is
based at Southwest Aquatics,
located at 205 Windermere
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Photos courtesy of Portraits by LaVerne
Floor to Ceiling ground breaking
Floor to Ceiling recently opened its doors in Winter Garden
Pictured during a West Orange Chamber of Commerce
ribbon-cutting ceremony are (I-r) Lori Burshan, JoAnne
Quarles, Dorcas Dillard, Kirstine Briggs, Luke Briggs, Alex
Briggs, Rich Briggs, Pat Gleason, Anette Luck and Ra-
Red Cross partners with Publix
When customers check out at
local Publix grocery stores, they
can also make a contribution to
the Red Cross. Donations will
benefit the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund. All cus-
tomers have to do is add what-
ever amount they would like to
donate to their grocery bills.
The partnership will help
the Red Cross reach its current
goal of raising $100 million
for the 2008 hurricane season.
This has been an active year
with more than 60 large-scale
disasters, and the cost of nu-
merous responses has taken a
huge bite out of the Disaster
The year began with an early
wildfire season, followed by re-
cord floods in the Midwest and
a torrent of tornadoes in early
NAI Realvest negotiates office
space lease in Winter Garden
NAI Realvest recently ne- sociates Sean DuPree, CCIM,
gotiated a new long-term lease and Jim Murr negotiated the
agreement for 6,000 square feet transaction.
of professional office space at The tenant occupying suites
1222 Winter Garden Vineland 100 and 104 at the facility is To-
Road in the Winter Garden tal Renal Care of El Segundo,
Business Park. Calif. Jeffrey Streep of Carter
Robert Blackwell, SIOR, and Associates represented the
principal at the firm, and as- tenant in the transaction.
Ground broken on new W.G. park
The Orlando-based Florida
Division of Clancy & Theys
Construction Company has bro-
ken ground on the city of Win-
ter Garden's new $2.6 million
Southside Community Park lo-
cated at 13460 Lake Butler Blvd..
The 20-acre park will have two
multi-purpose fields, two softball
fields, 130 paved parking spac-
es, a 1,600-square-foot covered
playscape area, a 1,200-square-
foot concessions building with
kitchen and restroom facilities,
a 650-square-foot maintenance
building and all associated utili-
ties and site improvements. De-
signed by Harvard Jolly Inc., Or-
lando, completion of the project
is slated for April 2009.
Neighborhood Market's 1st year
The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, located at 7818 W.
Colonial Drive, commemorated its 1-year anniversary with
the help of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Am-
bassadors. Pictured are (l-r): Joan Bailey, Betsy Granade,
Pat Gleason, Anette Luck, the Rev. Tom Rutherford, Belin-
da Burnett, Eddie Ramos, Tasha Renfro, Lenny Stark, Pat
Asmussen, Dorcas Dillard, Lori Burshan and Leigh Anne
Celebrating 30 years
Neumayer Productions has been producing quality audio-
visual presentations for more than 30 years. Pictured are
(1-r) Ron Garrison, Dorcas Dillard, Anette Luck, Pat Glea-
son, Lenny Stark, Eric Scott, Eileen Neumayer, Jim Neu-
mayer, the Rev. Tom Rutherford, James Neumayer, Cara
Hennen, Linda Osterberg, Joan Bailey and Stina D'Uva.
For more information on Neumayer Productions, call 407-
Local Realtor attends state's
largest real estate event
Eve Metlis, GRI, Realtor, of -
Watson Realty Corp. Realtors,
attended the Florida Association
of Realtors (FAR) 92nd annual
Convention and Trade Expo in
Lake Buena Vista.
Each year, FAR's convention
brings Realtors from around the
state together to discuss and vote
on key issues.
Members attended educa-
tional seminars on topics such '
as real estate investing, using y.'
the latest computer technology,- ; "
working with international cli- '
ents and current real estate in-
dustry trends. EVE METLIS
Frank Jernigan has joined
American IVMomentum as VP
American Momentum Bank
announced the appointment of
veteran banker Frank Jernigan
as vice president and banking
center manager of the bank's
new branch in Winter Garden.
A resident of the Orlando
area since 1991, Jernigan en-
tered the banking industry in
1967, serving since 1998 as
vice president and consumer
banking manager for Regions
Bank. Jernigan's previous af-
filiations include Bank of
America and Barnett Bank in
"The excitement of being in-
volved with a bank that has a
true customer service philoso-
phy is invigorating," Jernigan
said. "I look forward to building
a presence and building strong
relationships in the Winter Gar-
den community for American
Headquartered in Tampa,
American Momentum Bank is
located at 3155 Daniels Road
in the Winter Garden Village
at Fowler Groves shopping-
ELECT ANDY GARDINER
A New Senator for Central Florida
ABOUT ANDY GARDINER
Born and attended public school In Central Florida's Senate District 9
Married to Camille Gardiner, children Andrew and Joanna
Worked ten years as President of Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce
Elected to Florida House 2000, subsequently reelected
Director of Business and Community Development at Orlando Health
West Orange Political Alliance
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State Representative Bryan Nelson, District 38
ag-* State Representative Steve Precourt, District 41
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ENDORSED BY SENATOR DANIEL WEBSTER
Senator Webster is retiring after 28 years of legislative service due to term limits,
and he has endorsed ANDY GARDINER In his campaign for State Senate, District 9.
"I am pleased to endorse Andy Gardiner
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our constituents. Andy Is a principled conservative with
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I -7 I HCP nursing assistants win again
Students work as 'Zombie' crew
Justin Butler of Ocoee Middle School and Holly Painter of West Orange High are
members of the stage crew for the Jester Theatre Company's production of 'Zombies
from the Beyond,' which continues at the Garden Theatre in downtown' Winter Garden.
With them is Director Jay Hopkins (center). The musical comedy continues through Nov.
2. For show and ticket information, go to www.wgtheatre.org or call the box office at 407-
Top bridge players
The West Orange Duplicate Bridge group has announced the winners of the summer
bridge tournament. The top players were, I-r, Jan and George Woltman, tied for 1st place;
Helen Parker, 2nd; Ed Bond, 3rd; and Dot and Jim Schweiger, tied for 4th. Trudy Britt, not
pictured, came in 5th place.
After bringing home top
honors at the Florida Asso-
ciation of Nurse Assistants
2007 Convention, two more of
Health Central Park's nursing
assistants won top honors this
Dora Ackerbersingh, who
has provided care to residents
for the past 17 years, was
named Nurse Assistant of the
Year. She is a dedicated, loyal
and dependable team player
who consistently offers resi-
dents choices and treats each
one as an individual. An active
participant in culture change,
she assists in creating a
"home-like" environment and
advocates for person-centered
Yvonne Rutland, a 36-year
veteran, was named Career
Nurse Assistant of the Year.
Rutland is a devoted caregiver
The Winter Garden Lions
Club will have a collection
box at this Friday's Hal-
loweenfest for the following
items: old or used sunglasses,
prescription glasses, read-
ing glasses and hearing aids.
Children who stop by the
booth and donate any of these
items will receive a treat.
For more information, con-
T-Bird owners are meeting
Saturday, Nov. 15, in down-
town Winter Garden at 11:30
a.m. for lunch before riding
to Winter Park for a scenic
boat tour. Owners of 2002-05
T-Birds are invited to join the
group on this outing.
The boat tour is $8 or $10,
depending on the number
of guests. The trip will be
rescheduled if there is bad
Anyone interested in par-
ticipating can call Bob Wood-
ham at 407-654-7778.
Welltrax sponsors the BG's
who continuously strives to
assure that her residents are
comfortable and well groomed
and enjoy the best quality of
life that she can assist in pro-
Martha Hughley and Silvia
Hemandez were also recog-
nized for their nominations for
Health Central Park has tak-
en a leadership role in reorga-
nizing the Orange and Osceola
Chapter of FLANA and invites
nursing assistants from other
facilities in those counties to
join in a quarterly meeting that
is educational (offering CEUs)
For the efforts, the chapter
was recognized at the con-
vention for having the best
attendance at meetings and re-
ceived a certificate for having
the most new members.
Walking Club on the first Sat-
urday of every month start-
ing at 8 a.m. On Nov 1, Dr.
Jacque Dunegan will lead an
hour-long walk and informa-
tional session about healthy
and wellness. The program is
Participants should meet at
the Winter Garden Trailhead
of the West Orange Trail on
Plant Street with walking
shoes and water.
to Teddy Bear Tea
The Winter Garden Parks
and Recreation Department-
is preparing its Fourth An-
nual "Teddy Bear Tea" for all
preschoolers ages 3-5. The
tea will be held on Monday,
Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon
at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden
This event is free of charge,
for all preschoolers, parents
and teddy bears. Enjoy tea,
cakes, face-painting, crafts,
Chuck Legros of Winter Gar-
den is the winner of the grill
in a chance drawing during
the Oct. 18 Melissa Fest.
Walter Toole of Ace Hard-
ware donated the grill to the
drawing. More than $2,000
was raised, which was given
to Melissa Walsh's family for
her medical expenses.
storytime and a special sur-
For further information,
call the rec office at 407-656-
West Orange VFW Post
4305 Ladies Auxiliary will
meet Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., the
Men's Auxiliary meeting is
Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., and the
post members will meet Nov.
17 at 7 p.m. The District 18
meeting is Nov. 16, with reg-
ular business beginning at 1
p.m. It will take place at VFW
Post 10147 in Apopka, and all
VFW and auxiliary members
are being asked to- attend.
The VFW reminds every-
one to vote Nov. 4.
Upcoming programs are
Pearl Harbor Day, Veterans
Day and National Volunteer
A Thanksgiving dinner will
be held at the post home, 1170
E. Plant St., Winter Garden.
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Loiacono family given helpful check
At its Oct. 21 meeting, the Winter Garden Rotary Club cut a $27,069.34 check to the
Sherry Loiacono family that was raised at the recent Melissa Fest. Shalley Moman (far
left) of the Rotary presents the check to, I-r, business partners Lisa Bennett and Loiacono,
Alison Wright and, in front, Melissa Walsh, who was injured in an car accident and is
enduring physical therapy.
Faith Family church
plans Fall Blast
Faith Family Community
Church in Winter Garden is
holding a Fall Blast this Fri-
day, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.
There will be chili and hot-
dogs, trick-or-treating, a 20-
foot slide, games and prizes at
the free event.
The church is across from
West Orange High School on
Beulah Road. For more infor-
mation, call 407-877-7735.
AARP to meet
The West Orange AARP
Chapter 3697 meeting will be
held at the Hyde Park Club-
house in Winter Garden on
Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. All seniors 50
years and older are invited to
attend. This month the group
will plan its Thanksgiving
project. All members should
Also, members are remind-
ed to bring canned or boxed
food items for the West Or-
ange Christian Service Center
in Ocoee. For more details,
call Esther Braswell at 407-
905-9802 or Gwen Gross at
Family Movie Night
The Winter Garden Library
is hosing the blockbuster ac-
tion film Speed Racer on
Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m.
The library is on East Plant
Learn about the naturaliza-
tion process and more from
experts from the USCIS Or-
lando Field Office. Get infor-
mation on the proper steps to
take and how to gain citizen-
ship. The program is Wednes-
day, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at the
Winter Garden Library.
checks Nov. 4
Golden Pond Communities
is hosting a continental break-
fast with a free blood pressure
screening on the first Tuesday
of the month. The next check
is Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Partici-
pants can have breakfast, have
their blood pressure checked
and later play a game of bin-
Golden Pond is at 402
Lakeview Road, Winter Gar-
den. For more details, call Al-
lison Dion at 407-654-7217.
Last chance to
help name park
The Winter Garden Parks
arid Recreation Department is
looking for help in naming its
new, 22-acre park at the south-
east corner of State Road 535
and Lake Butler Boulevard.
Entry forms and official
rules are available through
Nov. 1 at Winter Garden City
Hall and the city website.
The best names will be con-
sidered when the Park/Facility
Naming Committee and the
Winter Garden City Commis-
sion select the winner. For
more information, call the
rec at 407-656-4155 or go to
Programs at the rec
The Winter Garden Parks
and Recreation Department
has programs for everyone.
Call the rec office at 407-656-
4155 for more information on
acting and dancing classes,
Pilates, yoga, Latin cardio,
Weight Watchers and the Page
Turner's Book Club.
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The Boy Scouts of Pack 217 have been busy with their
community service at Spring Lake Elementary. They have
spent up to 5 hours of their Saturdays repainting lines on
the basketball court, 4 square and hopscotch and cleaning
up trash from the school grounds. Four of the workers were
(I-r, top) Brandon Grisham and Frank Doran and (bottom)
Hunter Filipello and Tabor Filipello. Boys also participating
but not pictured: Jon Michael Aragunde, Johnathan Wan-
da, Joseph Kennedy, Joshua Haar, Alvin Rhone, Wesley
Hawkins, Louis Nachtsheim, Mark Bonner and Gary Mc-
Cutcheon, along with siblings and parents.
Scouts raise funds
Boy Scout Pack 217 recently completed its annual Pop-
corn Show and Sell fund-raiser and thanks all of the local
businesses that allowed the boys to sell popcorn in front
of their stores. Some of the sellers were (1-r) Brandon Gr-
isham, Wesley Hawkins, Frank Doran, Mark Bonner, Louis
Nachtsheim and Tristen Rollet. Participating but not pic-
tured: Hunter Filipello, Tabor Filipello, Justin Keller, Dan-
iel Shisler, Daynin Williams, Zachary Bomia, Kyle Clark,
Gary McCutcheon, Alvin Rhone, Nathaniel Melendez, Alex
Bailey, Mason DeNoon, Matthew Epps, Eric Allen and Jon
Michael Aragunde. The troops thanks all the boys, their
siblings and their parents and to Winn-Dixie on North Hia-
wassee Road, Publix at Silver Star and Clarke roads, Bass
Pro Shop, Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Ocoee and Neighbor-
hood Market on West Colonial Drive.
New OPD equipment
The Ocoee Police Department is pleased to announce the
receipt of a gift from the Bowness Family Trust. On Oct.
10, the trust donated a 2008 Polaris 6X6 Ranger off-road
utility vehicle, valued a $15,332, to the Ocoee Police De-
partment for law-enforcement use.
Scaring up some fun
Summerville at Ocoee, 80 N.
Clarke Road, is inviting mini
ghosts and goblins to a "spook-
tacular" time this Friday, Oct.
31, from 7-8 p.m. Children in
costume will be able to trick or
treat up and down the hallways
and receive treats from the resi-
There will be free drinks and
prizes for best costumes.
Ocoee resident Emily Brooke
Marie Ratcliff, 7, and her
chocolate Chihuahua Shelby
won the top award in the
Ocoee Founders' Day dog
costume look-alike contest.
Shelby was dressed as a
candy corn. Thanks to advice
from one of the judges, Emily
plans on becoming a volun-
teer at the Veterans' Hospital
by bringing her dog to meet
Church to celebrate
Ocoee Christian .Church on
South Bluford Avenue will cel-
ebrate its 125th anniversary this
Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday,
The original members of
Ocoee Christian Church began
worshiping together in 1883 in
each other's homes. In 1889,
Gen. William T. Withers set aside
a sum of money with which to
build the church and arranged for
construction on a lot donated by
Captain and Mrs. Bluford Sims.
The church's design was planned
along the lines of the Gothic ar-
chitecture of the European cathe-
drals, having the pointed arched
roof and high steeple.
The interior has graceful but-
tresses supporting the roof, and
the floor plan follows that of the
cathedrals having the shape of
Gen. Withers did not live to see
the house of worship completed.
However, his widow, assisted by
a Boston architect, completed the
building, placing at the rear of
the altar three stained glass win-
dows in his memory. Many of the
furnishings that were provided
by the Gen. Withers family are
still in use today, including the
The community is invited to
an open house at the church this
Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m., an
event that will include refresh-
ments and costumed tours of the
A catered dinner is planned for
Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at
the Ocoee Community Center.
Entertainment will include music
by the Royal City Family Min-
istries. This Sunday, the church
will have its traditional worship
service beginning at 10:45 a.m.,
followed by an old-fashioned
potluck luncheon in the Fellow-
If you have any questions or
would like additional information
about the anniversary celebra-
tion or the hours of our services,
contact the church at 407-656-
2010 or ocoeechristianchurch@
Trunk or Treat
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy, 159 Taylor St. in Ocoee,
will host a Truck or Treat event
this Friday from 6:30-9 p.m.
The community is invited.
A group of family and friends paid tribute to James Fleming at the Tom Ison Center in
James Fleming honored as Veteran of the Month
By Victoria Laney
The American Legion Post
109 in Ocoee performed a Vet-
eran of the Month Ceremony for
SFC James R., Fleming Sr., who
retired from the Florida National
Guard. Jim died June 11 and was
the second vice commander of
The Honor Ceremony includ-
ed the placement of a memorial
brick engraved with his name,
and friends and family remi-
nisced about Jim.
Isabel Crudle spoke of Jim's
dedication to Boys State: "He
raised money so that my son
Steven could attend Boys State.
Today he is a student at Cornell,
an Ivy League university. I give
Jim credit for that: Steven plans
to donate a scholarship to Boys
State in memory of Jim."
Boys State is a program that
trains high school students in
leadership and citizenship. The
American Legion and Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary sponsor
the program. Young men who
are selected attend the program
during the summer between their
junior and senior years in high
A half-sister, Sonya Yost,
said she was a nurse because
of Jim's influence. "He was a
firefighter from 1967 until he
retired in 1980. During that time
he saved lives and helped those
who were suffering. I wanted to
be in a helping profession too,"
Peggy Harris traveled from
Sylvester, Ga., to pay tribute to
her cousin. She told how he gave
her credit for editing a history of
West Orange County, even when
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Mayor Scott Vandergrift re-
ported that Jim was "a giant of a
man": "People tried to pick fights
with him because he was so big,
but he was always a straight ar-
Commander Ed Bowers said
that when Jim transferred into
the Ocoee American Legion Post
109, he "hit the ground running."
He arranged for six boys to attend
Boys States since 2005. When
the old Ocoee Fire Department
building was being demolished,
he arranged for the flag pole to
be moved to the front of the Tom
Ison's Veteran's Center.
During the ceremony, Boy
Scouts from Troop 198 in Ocoee
raised a flag in Jim's honor on
that very pole. The honor paver
engraved with Jim's name was
uncovered at the base of the pole
and joined the other celebrated
veterans who have been honored
by Post 109.
Many in the crowd had tears
in their. eyes as Taylor Elliott
sang "Amazing Grace," the na-
tional anthem and Jim's favor-
ite, "Proud to be an American."
Scoutmaster Scott Kimbrell
watched his son play "Taps" af-
ter Chaplain Lester Dabbs gave
The Girl Scouts, the Boys
Scouts, school groups, the Amer-
ican Legion Post 63 and 109,
the VFW Post 4305, the post's
Men's and Ladies' Auxiliaries
have all worked with Jim in the
past. Bringing people together
was one of his special talents,
"Jim Fleming's legacy will es-
pecially live within our youth.
His influence helped young
patriots find their place of ser-
vice within our community and
country. Jim's favorite salute to
all was 'Freedom Forever' and-
for those of us who shared his
passion, we are forever grateful
for being a part of his life," said
An e-mail address has been
established for anyone wishing
to send his family a message:
For more information, call Com-
mander Bowers at 407-877-
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New Eagle Scouts Owen Pryor (left) and Dean Childress (right) are pictured with
Scoutmaster Keith Jackson of Troop 223. They became the troop's latest Eagle Scouts
during a ceremony at Windermere Town Hall.
Two Scouts promoted at Eagle Court of Honor
Boy Scout Troop 223 re-
cently celebrated an Eagle
Court of Honor to promote
two Scouts to the rank of Ea-
Dean M. Childress and
Owen M. Pryor became the
troop's newest Eagle Scouts
during a ceremony at Wind-
ermere Town Hall that includ-
ed participation from many
Scouts, leaders and former
Troop 223 Eagle Scouts.
Deacon Tony Powell of St.
Simon's Island, Ga., the troop's
former scoutmaster, and Eagle
Scout Stephen Thublin of
Warner Robbins, Ga., were the
For his project, Childress
created and built a peace gar-
den for Camp Thunderbird in
Apopka. The camp is a respite
camp for disabled children and
adults held during the summer
months. The garden provides a
place for the campers to relax
and enjoy the outdoors in a se-
Childress is the son of Terry
and Conne Childress of Win-
Pryor's Eagle project in-
volved designing and build-
ing a planting shed and table
for Princeton House Charter
School, a school for children
with autism and related dis-
abilities. The planting shed
will allow the students to ex-
perience working with plants
and develop horticultural
skills. They will learn how to
grow, cultivate and take care
of plants, which could translate
into an occupation for them in
the future. Pryor is the son of
Angela and the late Fred Pryor
Jr. of Windermere.
Windermere Union Church
sponsors Troop 223, and Keith
Jackson is the scoutmaster.
The troop meets Mondays at
This group of college students and musicians helped clean up the historic Nehrling
Gardens in Gotha recently.
College student and Gotha
resident Lindsey Neumeyer
attended a concert by the rock
band State Radio recently at
The Social in Orlando. She
asked the popular musicians
to make an on-stage announce-
ment about a cleanup day at
historic Nehrling Gardens
scheduled for the next day.
The band did more than
make the announcement. Mem-
bers of the group rolled up to
Gotha in their tour bus. Start-
ing at 9 a.m., the rockers read-
ily endured the steamy Florida
weather as they tackled vines,
manned wheelbarrows and
Weed Eaters, hauled debris and
spread mulch. At 1p.m., the
band members re-boarded the
bus bound for Jacksonville and
an evening performance there.
A crew of college students
and other young volunteers,
organized by Neumeyer and
her friends, Chelsey Devine-
Blake and Kassy Holmes, also
pitched in for the day, uncover-
ing historic plants and trees and
clearing walkways alongside
Nehrling Society board mem-
bers. Scott Boyd sent three of
his company's workers to help
with chainsaws for the heavier
Mark Strawder of Whisper
Winds Landscape provided
trash bins for the cleanup, and
Paul and Annick Deroose of
Deroose Plants provided bro-
meliads as gifts for the volun-
Jim Gerber of Arbor Quest
coordinated the effort, which
was organized by the Henry
Nehrling Society. The soci-
ety has a contract to purchase
the National Historic Register
property in late 2009 and is
working hard to raise the nec-
essary funds. A state historic
preservation grant for $301,000
was lost to the state budget cuts
earlier this year.
Nehrling Society members
were inspired by the enthu-
siasm of the band and other
young volunteers for the his,
Angela Withers, president of
the society, said: "Working to-
gether to preserve this historic
site helps everyone focus on the
really important aspects of the
past and present our connec-
tion to the environment around
us and to each other. These
gardens cultivate the very best
in all of us and grow wonder-
ful new friendships. Nehrling's
dream lives on through us to-
Church's Pumpkin Patch opened
recently, and the proceeds will
benefit ministries for children.
The patch is open Monday-
Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m., with stories and activities
The church is at 8464 Winter
Church is hosting special activi-
ties this Friday, Oct. 31, begin-
ning with a Trunk-or-Treat from
6-7:30 p.m. Games and other
activities will be available for
50 cents each, and food from
Chick-fil-A will be available
A costume contest with prizes
will be held at 8 p.m.
plans Trunk or Treat
First Baptist Church Win-
dermere is providing a safe
and fun Halloween activity for
families on Oct. 31 from 5-9
p.m. Children can trick-or-treat
from trunk to trunk at no charge
from 5:30-7:30. Children are re-
quested to not wear any scary
Inflatables, a preschool area,
games and rides will also be
featured (with special-needs
accommodations). Food and
drinks will be available for
Wristbands that provide un-
limited rides and games are
available for pre-sale for ages 3
and up for $4 each or four wrist-
bands for $15. Wristbands at the
gate are $5.
For more information, call
Fall Festival is Nov. 8
Windermere Union Church,
United Church of Christ will
host a Fall Festival on Saturday,
Nov. 8, to benefit the West Or-
ange Christian Service Center.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
There will be an old-fashioned
barbecue, a community talent
show and a silent auction. The
dinner is catered by Smokin'
Joes. Dinner tickets are $15, and
free for children under 3.
To donate items for the auc-
tion or to buy dinner tickets, call
Debbie at 407-234-6616.
Windermere officer honored for service
Windermere Police Sgt. Clark Egerton was recently
recognized at the Windermere Town Council meeting.
Egerton has served the town for 5 years and was awarded
a plaque in honor of his anniversary. Joining Sgt. Egerton
is Police Chief Dan Saylor (left), Town Manager Cecilia
Bernier and Mayor Gary Bruhn.
Pumpkin Patch open at Windermere Union
Windermere Union Church Preschool is hosting its annual pump-
kin patch through Oct. 31. The pumpkin sale is open daily from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. at 10710 Park Ridge Gotha Road, Windermere.
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Huntington Learning Center opens
Huntington Learning Center of
Dr. Phillips, located at 5060 Dr.
Phillips Blvd., recently opened
for students struggling with basic
skills in reading, writing, math,
spelling, phonics, study skills, as
well as other factors that play a
role in academic achievement.
Sharon S. Bergin, operator
of the center, and her staff of-
fer personalized instruction by
certified teachers to students
from kindergarten through 12th
grade. In addition, the center will
also offer one-on-one instruction
to help students prepare for the
SAT and ACT.
Bergin said, "We want all of
our students prepared for the de-
mands of higher education and
the workforce, and we're deter-
mined to work in partnership
with local parents and educators
to enhance what our team offers
every students who enrolls in our
For more information, call
Bergin at 407-718-6361 or visit
Fall Festival set for Saturday
The community is invited
to Presbyterian Church of the
Lakes' annual Fall Festival this
Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-
There will be baked goods,
homemade jams and pickles,
crafts, a silent auction of gift
baskets, a car wash, hayride and
activities for the kids.
.South African pancakes,
grilled hamburgers and hot
dogs and chili will be sold.
The church is at 4700 Lincoln
Ave., off Conroy-Windermere
Road, about one-half mile east
of Apopka-Vineland Road. The
community is invited to attend.
For more information call the
church at 407-291-2886.
Etiquette academy offers manners classes
The Southeast Academy of
Etiquette and Protocol is offer-
ing a new class, Holiday Man-
ners Matter. The class will be
offered Saturday, Nov. 15, from
11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Tim-
pano Italian Chophouse, 7468
Sand Lake Road, Orlando.
Children ages 6-11 are invited
to participate. The fee is $80 per
Class topics include party
and reception manners; giving
and receiving gifts; writing
thank-you notes, invitations and
RSVPs; and gift wrapping. In-
struction will include a review
of table manners during a three-
course-meal dining experience.
Students will take home a keep-
sake for their parents.
For more information or to
register, call 407-488-6600 or
go to www.southeastetiquette.
coam or send an e-mail to askms-
Nature preserve offers opportunity
to become a certified weather spotter
In its continuing Eco Satur-
days series, the Tibet-Butler
Nature Preserve will host a pro-
gram called Holiday Recycled
Crafts on Nov. 22 and Dec. 20.
Participants can celebrate the
season by creating various craft
items for the fall in November
and for the holiday season and
Learn how acupuncture and
Chinese herbs could help you feel
better and have more energy at a
program called Re-energize Your
Life at the Southwest Library
Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Michelle O'Shaughnessy,
doctor of Oriental medicine and
owner of the Aesthetic Acupunc-
ture Clinic, will discuss ways to
combat autoimmune disorders
and increase energy levels.
For more information, call
Meet the artist
at SW Library
An art exhibit called Tropical
Mosaics will be on display at the
Southwest Library through De-
cember. Area residents are invited
to view 35 mosaics with tropi-
cal themes by artist Stephen B.
Holloway, known as the Florida
wintertime in December. Both
programs are open to all ages
but limited to 50 participants.
The preserve is located at
8777 County Road 535 in Or-
For more information and to
register for the class, call 407-
His mosaics are created from
pieces of glazed ceramic tiles and
inspired by shapes, colors and
variety of tropical flora. Library
visitors can meet the artist Thurs-
day, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.
The Southwest Library Book
Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18,
at 7 p.m. to discuss The Glass
Castle: A Memoir by MSNBC.
coam reporter Jeanette Walls. The
book discusses her childhood
growing up with a scholarly al-
coholic father and an eccentric
artist mother. Despite this dys-
functional family, Walls' story is
no pity party, rather it is a story of
unconditional love and survival
against all odds. Anyone 18 and
older is invited to attend.
The book club meets monthly
at the library. For anore informa-
tion, call 407-835-7323.
Members of the Sunshine Singers entertain at a recent performance.
Sunshine Singers are looking for new voices
Are you a frustrated enter-
tainer? Then, join the Sunshine
Singers and learn to sing "The
For many years, the Sunshine
Singers have been entertaining
at nursing homes, senior resi-
dences and service clubs in the
Central Florida area.
Those who enjoy singing
for Nov. 8-9
The United Methodist
Women of St. Luke's United
Methodist Church, 4851 S.
Apopka-Vineland Road, Or-
lando, will hold its 26th annual
Marketplace Bazaar Nov. 8-9.
The hours on Saturday, Nov. 8,
are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 9. Sales in the gym open
at 9 a.m. Saturday. This year's
theme is A Gala of Giving.
The community is invited
to join in the fellowship and
fun while visiting a variety of
booths. Some of the specialty
shops include a global trade
fair with items made in Third
World countries, greenery for
fall and spring, homemade
and canned goods at a coun-
try store, Christmas items,
antiques, faith-related goods,
lighted glass objects, an art
gallery, baby 'gifts, teas and
treasures new and old.
The men of the church will
operate the Daily Bread Caf6
and offer fresh coffee, a conti-
nental breakfast and barbecue
lunch with chicken, beans and
Proceeds from the bazaar
go to missions and charities
both local, national and inter-
For more information, to
volunteer or donate items, call
the church office at 407-876-
4991, Ext. 221, Karen at 407-.
876-5532 or Anita at 407-351-
2776. Babysitting is available
can have fun and help others
by participating in this group.
The choral group does three-
part singing (soprano, second
soprano and alto), and being
able to read music is not a re-
quirement. There are no audi-
The Sunshine Singers prac-
tice every Monday at 9:30 a.m.
at St. Luke's United Method-
ist Church, 4951 S. Apopka-
Vineland Road, east of Wind-
The singers are not affiliated
with any denomination and usu-
ally perform secular music.
The choral directors are
Mary Boice and Barbara Jones.
Program scheduling is handled
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by Dorothy Mayville. This
year's practices will continue
until Christmas and resume in
February, continuing through
More singers are always wel-
For more information or to
join, call Boice at 407-299-5244
or just attend a rehearsal.
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ONP volunteers repairing fishermen's cabin
The Oakland Presbyterian
Men continue to work on re-
pairing the fishermen's cabin
at the Oakland Nature Preserve.
The building will become a
caretaker's home once the work
Volunteers have been cor-
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Town Commission, second
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Planning & Zoning Board,
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third Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Com-
mittee, fourth Wednesday, 7
For more information, call
Town Hall at 407-656-1117.
moved from a former fish camp
in Montverde to the preserve in
2005, the battens had been re-
moved. So, the volunteers took
the pecky cypress boards that
were removed from the interior
walls and cut them into strips to
create new battens.
Water damage was discov-
ered in the kitchen and bath-
room, and all the studs in this
area were completely rotten.
spot at ONP
Naming opportunities are
available at the Environmental
Education Center through do-
nations to the Oakland Nature
Preserve. Prices start at $25
and give donors the chance to
have a name included on the
gift. Planks for the boardwalk
are $25. Classroom chairs are
available at $75 each. Honor
forest trees are $150.
The entire education center
itself can be named in memo-
ry or in honor of someone for
For more details, call the pre-
serve at 407-905-0054.
The men are in the process
of replacing the studs, which
will restore structural integrity
to the building. This work will
be completed when some win-
dow repairs are started.
The cabin, built in the 1900s,
is located to the east of the pre-
serve entrance. The house has
two tiny bedrooms, one bath-
room, a living room area, kitch-
enette and porch.
Get your flu shot
Oakland Town Hall is host-
ing a free flu shot clinic for the
first 100 seniors 50 and older on
Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Historic Town Hall is at 220 N.
Tubb St. A free vision screening
provided by Wal-Mart will take
place as well.
Youth invited to
play hoops with cops
Oakland youth ages 12-17 can
join Police Chief Tim Driscoll
at the Oakland Presbyterian
Church on East Oakland Av-
enue on the third Friday of
each month at 8 p.m. to shoot
Oakland proclaims Week of the Family
Mayor Kathy Stark (at right) proclaimed Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 as Week of the Family
in Oakland at the Oct. 14 Town Commission meeting and asked town residents to honor
and celebrate families. To thank the town of Oakland for supporting of families, the Week
of the Family Committee presented a carved Willow Tree statue called 'Generations.' It -
was donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the sponsors of
Week of the Family. Others sponsors include Bright House, Orange County, the city of
Orlando, Progress Energy, Chick-fil-A and the YMCA. With Stark are, I-r, commissioners
Joseph McMullen, Mona Phipps and (seated) Willie Welch.
A group of Cub Scouts with Oakland Cub Scout Pack 978 went to Long and Scott's Corn
Maze near Zellwood recently. After an average of 2 hours of mid-afternoon hiking, the
boys completed the maze with parents and siblings in tow. Pictured before the hike are,
I-r: (back) lan MacDonald, Sam McIntyre, Tommy Rosilio, Noah-Barefoot, Ismael Ruttell,
Gavin MacDonald; (front) Joshua Shaver, Jacob Shaver, Jordan Hubbard, Cade Cruz,
Jimmy Rosilio, Trevor Gardner and Calder Weibley. The boys had a great adventure
and were looking forward to receiving their hard-earned corn maze patches at the next
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Oakland Nature Preserve
wishes to thank the following sponsors
for supporting another successful
Oakland Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival:
Jack R. Amon
Tavistock Foundation, Inc.
Bray ACE Hardware Co., Inc.
ABC Companies, Inc.
Biosphere Consulting, Inc.
Breedlove, Dennis & Assoc.
Castle & Cooke Florida, Ltd.
Greenbriar Landscaping, Inc.
Oakland Nature Preserve is dedicated to educating present
and future generations while conserving and restoring our
wonderful natural resources.
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Festival guests bid on a variety of items at the silent auction tent.
Photos by Amy
The Lakeview Jazz Band performed at the Oakland
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MRS. LIZ ANN HILL
Hill-Lummus vows spoken
Elizabeth Ann Lummus of bride was given in marriage
Moore, S.C., and William In- by her parents. Meredith Scott
man Hill of York, S.C., were Lummus of Moore attended
married Oct. 11 at Oakland her sister as maid of honor.
Presbyterian Church. The wed- Bridesmaids were cousins
ding was officiated by the Rev. Emily Smith Justice of Winter
Dr. Thomas P. Groome III, pas- Garden and Erica Jordan Smith
tor of First Presbyterian Church, of Gainesville and friends Ju-.
Tupelo, Miss. A reception fol- lia Chandler Guess of Hickory,
lowed at the Garden Room in N.C.; Brittany Jene Flowe of
Winter Garden. Macon, Ga.; Taylor DeBerry
The bride is the daughter of Tompkins of Columbia, S.C.;
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford James Valentina Alessandrini of
Lummus of Moore. She is the Charlest6n, S.C.; and KeeKe
granddaughter of Sara Ann Patricia Hartis of Houston.
Hancock Smith and the late Michael Hill Sr.., father of
Harold Keith Smith of Winter the groom, attended his son as
Garden and Catherine Stanford best man. Groomsmen were
Lummus and the late Robert brothers of the groom, Michael
Arthur Lummus Jr. of Oakland. Augustus Hill Jr. of York and
Liz Ann is a 2003 graduate of Scott Andrew Hill of Colum-
Dorman High School and a bia, and friends Logan Ben-
2007 graduate of Presbyterian hardt Ebersold of Charleston
College, where she earned a and Paul Mitchell McLamb III
bachelor's degree in psychol- and James Jordan Austin, both
ogy. of York. Ushers were cousins of
The groom is the son of Mr. the bride, James Allen Justice of
and Mrs. Michael Augustus Hill Winter Garden and Derek Stan-
Sr. of York. He is the grandson ford Warden of Orlando.
of Elizabeth Anne Sandifer In- Music was provided by Diane
man and the late Claude Mon- Flagler, pianist, and Karen But-
roe Inman II and the late Augus- ler, violinist, both of Orlando,
tus Hill Jr. and Sadie Elizabeth and soloist Ansley Elizabeth
Hill, all of York. The groom is Stewart of Athens, Ga. Read-
a 2002 graduate of York County ers were the Rev. Anthony Ray
Comprehensive High School Martin and Michael Pridgen
and a 2006 graduate of Presby- Martin, both of Jonesborough,
terian College with a bachelor's Tenn., and Elisabeth Marion
degree in business. Behringer of Frankfurt, Ger-
He is currently employed many.
with the York County Tax As- Following a honeymoon to
sessor's Office. Savannah, Ga., the couple will
Escorted by her father, the make their home in York.
Friday night music in downtown W.G.
The city of Winter Garden is sponsoring Fridays on the Plaza, a
concert series at Centennial Plaza on Plant Street. Each Friday from
7-9 p.m., residents can bring a lawn chair for some free evening
entertainment. The plaza is on Plant Street in downtown Winter
Garden. For details, call the Winter Garden Parks and Recreation
Department at 407-656-4155,
Join a rec department bowling league
The Winter Garden Parks and Recreation Department is signing
up bowlers for a bowling league for all ages. The league will take
place at Carter Family Bowl Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. beginning Wednesday, Nov. 5. The league will run for eight
weeks, with the first four weeks being free practice. The last four
weeks will cost $8 per week. Pre-register at 407-656-4155.
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Bread of Life Fellowship, located in Ocoee,
will be collecting food for the needy from
8am to noon at the new farmers' market each
Saturday on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden.
For information about Bread of Life Fellowship, call
Block captain meeting
The Belmere-Whitney Isle
Neighborhood Crime Watch
group is holding a block cap-
tain meeting Thursday, Nov.
6, at 7 p.m. at the community
clubhouse. Homeowners as-
sociation presidents and vice
presidents from surrounding
subdivisions are being asked
Deputy Nick Cominos of
the Orange County Sheriff's
Office will attend, and rep-
set for Nov. 15
The Avalon Home and
Property Owners Association
is hosting the Avalon Fest, a
tradition started two years ago.
It is being co-hosted by David
Netzorg pastor of the Avalon
The event is planned for
Nov. 15 for members of the
church and the homeowners
association on the church's
Class of 1979
The West Orange High
School Class of 1979 is
organizing its 30-year reunion
in 2009. To participate, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
407-835-4430. A Web site,
corn, is set up to keep classmates
up to date on the event.
Class of 1999
The West Orange High
School Class of 1999 is forming
a committee to help plan its 10-
year reunion. Classmates who
want to serve on the planning
committee can contact Jerry
Cool at 407-758-9593 or
West Orange Seniors
to hold bake sale
The West Orange Seniors'
next potluck luncheon is set for
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 12:30 p.m.
in the Ocoee Community Cen-
ter. As for the road, the Seniors
will take a trip to the Hard Rock
Resort and Casino in Tampa on
Saturday, Nov. 15, and to Silver
Springs on Saturday, Dec. 13.
They are also getting ready
for a rummage sale and bake
sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, and
donations of rummage items are
requested. For more informa-
tion, call Wendell at 407-592-
Gospel sing at
Temple Free Will
Temple Free Will Baptist
Church is holding an outdoor
gospel sing Sunday, Nov. 2,
at 6 p.m. The music's theme is
"Praise and Thanksgiving."
The community is invited.
For more information, call 407-
656-7715. It is located at 1208
E. Story Road, Winter Garden.
in Belmere community
resentatives from Ocoee and
Windermere have been in-
For more information
about becoming a block cap-
tain or about the meeting,
call 407-258-8720 or e-mail
Block captains monitor 10
homes on their own street, and
each street usually has at least
one captain and one back-up
Cycling club for
women over 45
"Beautiful Bicycling Babes"
are looking for women over
45 who love to cycle and meet
new friends to join them on
Saturday mornings 'at 7:30 at
the Winter Garden Post Office
on Plant Street. Breakfast will
follow at one of the downtown
Call Jane at 407-656-6392
for more information.
N-S: 1. T. Saulino-B.
Norwood 2. H. Parker-A. Barry
3. M. Black-B. Ballenger 4.
M.A. Cummings-L. Nieman 5.
D. Parrish-J. Mitchell;
E-W: 1. B. and R. Blair 2.
V. Oberaitis-J. Muzeni 3. E.
and T. Quinn 4. P. Lindsay-W.
Bogaerts 5. M. Guthrie-B.
Join the Ocoee Lions
on Dec. 6
The Annual Ocoee Lions
Christmas Parade will be held
Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. in
downtown Ocoee. The parade
will follow its traditional route,
and the entry fee will be a dona-
tion to the Ocoee Police Depart-
ment's Holiday Toys for Kids
Parade applications, as well
as the route and lineup infor-
mation, will be available on the
city's Web site: www.ci.ocoee.
in Ocoee helps
Ocoee Oaks Methodist
Church is now a host site for
Angel Food Ministries. Citi-
zens can buy a week's worth
of nutritious food for a family
of four for $30.
Everyone in the community
is invited to participate. No-
vember menus and ordering
information can be found at
Ocoeeoakschurch.org (Click on
the Women's Ministry Link).
The deadline for ordering
food by check is Nov. 5. Pickup
for November will be Nov. 22
at Ocoee Oaks Church from
The church is located at 201
South Clarke Road.
For more information, call
First Orlando at Ocoee
Worship Sundays at 10:30AM
Ocoee High School auditorium
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Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth A.
Felt of Clermont announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Krysta Leigh, to Cory Charles
Porteus, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Porteus of Montverde.
Krysta will be a 2009 gradu-
ate from the University of
The West Oaks Library in
Ocoee will present Dino Stomp!
on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m.
Ages 6-12 are invited for dino-
saur stories and crafts.
For more information, call
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Tampa and plans to be an el-
ementary school teacher.
Cory also will graduate from
the University of Tampa in
2009 and plans to attend medi-
cal school next fall.
A July 2009 wedding is
The West Oaks Library in
Ocoee will present bedtime sto-
ries on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.
Youngsters can wear their most
comfy pajamas and bring their fa-
vorite blanket and stuffed toy for
the stories and milk and cookies.
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that was held Oct. 17.
The town still has to final-
ize the construction docu-
ments before going to bid
for the construction con-
tracts, so actual roadwork is
likely to begin in the sum-
mer, according to Town
Manager Cecilia Bernier.
In other business, the
Police Sgt. Clark Egerton
with a five-year service
award. Police Chief Dan
Saylor said Egerton is in-
valuable to the department
and, as sergeant, is the first
line of supervision for the
other police officers.
some of the stop signs in
town. Following a discus-
sion, the council referred
the topic to the Long-
and the police chief with
solicitation of input from
voted unanimously, af-
firming a plan proposed
and funded by the Rotary
Club of Windermere to
build a back-porch addition
to Town Hall. The Rotary
- (Continued from 1A)
would like to complete this
project by April to celebrate
the club's 40th anniversary.
Long Range Planning is also
looking into grant funding
to relocate the 1890 school-
house from Seventh Avenue
to Town Square.
t approved four adventure
races for children to be held
over the next 12 months -
Nov. 15, Feb. 14, June 6
and Oct. 31. The races are
organized by resident Mike
Tormey of Adventure Kids
and are sanctioned and in-
sured by USA Triathlon.
accepted a water-supply
plan for the town and autho-
rized B&H consultants to
amend the Comprehensive
Plan to add the water supply
plan at a cost of $5,640.
with a few minor chang-
es, adopted rules and proce-
dures for council meetings.
agreed to continue the
contract with Alcalde and
Fay, the town's lobbyist for
federal appropriations, to
seek funding for road re-
paving. Funds budgeted for
future road repaving will be
reallocated for the lobbyist
Winter Garden looks to annex
West Orlando Baptist Church
The Winter Garden City ordinance could be passed at a
Commission convened last second public hearing sched-
Thursday for its regularly uled for the Nov. 13 commis-
scheduled meeting. Due to the sion meeting. In another possi-
absence of both Mayor John ble annexation, the commission
Rees and Mayor Pro-tem and approved three proposed ordi-
District I Commissioner Ger- nances to annex, rezone and
aid Jowers, the present elected amend the city's future land-
officials selected District 3 use map for half an acre located
Commissioner Harold Bouler at 422 Magnolia St.
to serve as mayor pro-tem for In other business, the corn-
the evening. missioners granted two open-
The board approved the first air vendor permits to sell
reading of a proposed ordinance Christmas trees and approved
to annex 13.46 acres located at the site plan for a parking lot
1006 East Crown Point Road. addition at Quality Health Care
The property is the site of West Center on 12751 W. Colonial
Orlando Baptist Church. The Drive.
Compare Winter Garden's
then and now at hotel exhibit
The Winter Garden Heritage Friday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m.
Foundation will present '"Win- Through "Winter Garden:
ter Garden: Then & Now" in the Then & Now," visitors can vi-
Edgewater Hotel, 99 West Plant usually compare today's familiar
St., Winter Garden, from Nov. sites to the same site photo-
14 to Feb. 28, 2009. The exhi- graphed just after the turn of the
bition features the pairing of 20 20th century. The work explores
contemporary black-and-white the growth and change experi-
photographs of Winter Garden enced in the city since 1900,
with vintage photographs from when early settlers began build-
the foundation's collection. ing storefronts along the Atlantic
An opening reception is set for Coast Line Railroad.
Chamber learns facts
on School Board chair
The West Orange Cham-
ber of Commerce Board of
Directors gathered last week
for its monthly meeting, and
the agenda was filled with
key issues that had the board
wrestling with important deci-
One of the agenda items was
a presentation by one of the
Chamber's own board mem-
bers, Chesta Hembrooke, in
regard to an Orange County-
appointed school board chair.
Hembrooke was appointed by
the WOCC board to serve on
the OCPS School Board Citi-
zen Stakeholders Governance
Structure Study Committee.
The committee was formed at
the request of OCPS Chairman
Karen Ardaman in response
to a state initiative that may
require a districtwide elected
school board chairman. Hem-
brooke served on this commit-
tee that met over a five-month
period to study governance al-
ternatives for Orange County
After a lengthy discussion,
the WOCC board voted not to
take a position on the findings
and not to take a position on
the elected school board chair-
man referendum. The board
determined that the informa-
tion will be useful to members
and will share the information
Stina D'Uva, Chamber
president, said: "The board
saw tremendous value in the
thorough report of the com-
mittee and the time and work
that Chest Hembrooke devoted
while serving on this commit-
tee. These findings will assist
in providing our members the
information they will need to
make an informed vote on the
For a brief summary of
the Governance Committee
findings, visit the Chamber's
home page at www.wocham-
ber.com and follow the link
Race-walking program at Chapin Station
Orange County Parks and Recreation Division's West Orange
Trail offers a beginning race-walking program from 5:05-6 p.m.
Monday at Chapin Station, 501 Crown Point Cross Road, Win-
ter Garden. To pre-register, call 407-654-1108.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Lady Panthers win Metro swim title
Ocoee High quarterback Ryan Wilder (No. 10) rolls out on a bootleg during last Thursday's
game against rival West Orange.
The Dr. Phillips High varsity
girls swim team lived up to its
top-seed status by winning the
Metro Conference champi-
onship. The Lady Panthers
finished with 497 points, 130
points ahead of second-place
Winter Park. This marked DP's
second consecutive Metro Con-
ference title and seventh in pro-
Halie Lacey was the only
individual champion, placing
first in the 200 IM and fifth in
the 100 fly.
Top performers for the Pan-
thers also included Cristina San-
chez (third, 100 fly; fifth, 200
free), Kaleigh DeHart (third,
200 and 500 free), Katie Eng-
land (second, 100 breaststroke;
fourth, 100 fly), Nicole Kliew-
er (ninth, 200 free, sixth, 500
free), Kaitlin Kliewer (10th,
500 free), Katie Goulden (sixth,
200 free; eighth, 500 free), El-
lice Mae Sanchez (second, 100
back and 200 IM), Alice Hor-
ton (fourth, 200 IM; fifth, 100
back), Toni Alliano (ninth, 200
IM; sixth, 100 breaststroke),
Ashley Alliano (fourth, 100
breaststroke; 16th, 50 free),
Nicole Gaynor (third, 50 and
100 free), Brittany Slate-Jones
(ninth, 100 fly), Nora Davis
(ninth, 100 free), Erin Lans-
berry (10th, 100 free), Mer-
edith Smith (sixth, 100 back),
Jennifer Roman (10th, 100
back); Elysa Dytrych (13th, 100
breaststroke) and diver Marissa
Kotzin placed ninth.
The girls medley relay of
Smith, England, Lacey and
Horton finished third; and the
200 free relay of Sanchez, San-
chez, Gaynor and Lacey took
home first place, as did the 400
free relay of Gaynor, Sanchez,
Sanchez and Smith.
The Warriors and Knights collide at the line of scrimmage during Ocoee's victory in the
annual Battle for the Shield.
Knights top Warriors to keep Shield
A pair of big plays proved
to be enough for the Ocoee
Knights to overcome rival West
Orange in a defensive struggle
last Thursday at OHS. Ocoee
prevailed 21-7 to retain the
coveted Shield trophy.
Rahmel Workman broke free
for a 40-yard touchdown run in
the first quarter that would be
the first half's only score. On
the opening kickoff following
halftime, Workman broke West
Orange's back with a 92-yard
touchdown return to put Ocoee
The Warriors moved the ball
well on offense but couldn't
capitalize on opportunities to
reach the end zone. Despite
doubling Ocoee in time of pos-
session and racking up yard-
age on the ground, West Or-
ange managed only one score.
Woods capped a Warrior drive
with a four-yard TD run in the
third quarter that cut Ocoee's
lead in half.
Austin Flowers, who rushed
for 34 yards on six carries, put
the game away with a one-yard
touchdown midway through
the fourth quarter. Workman
finished with 52 yards rushing
and 144 all-purpose yards. -
"Our offensive line played
well and gave the backs holes
to run through," said Ocoee
Head Coach Clint Moles. "The
defense played at a high level
and bent but didn't break."
Moles also praised the play
of receiver Rockey Vann,
kicker Patrick Moore and pass
rusher Chris Devaughn.
The victory upped Ocoee's
record to 2-5, while West Or-
ange fell to 1-6 and is still in
search of its first district win.
The Knights celebrate Senior
Night this Friday as Ocoee
hosts Wekiva for its final home
game of the season. West Or-
ange will play at home Friday
vs. Olympia in the annual
Battle for the Fence rivalry
Titan upset bid falls short at Apopka
In a battle of District 4 ti- ing a 50-yard touchdown pass touchdowns, while Grandison
tans, Olympia slugged it out to Tony Grandison to take a 35- and Lawrence each racked up
with Apopka last Friday night 34 lead with less than a minute 100 yards receiving. Pryor split
but came up just short, 37-35, remaining, the uprights on a 30-yard field
as the home team Blue Dart- After the ensuing .kickoff, goal for Olympia.
ers nailed a game-winning field Apopka started from its own The disappointing loss
goal in the final seconds. 20-yard line and raced against dropped Olympia to 4-3 on
Trailing 34-23 late in the the clock to get into position the season.
fourth quarter, Olympia contin- for the winning kick, which "We are so proud of our
ued to fight and mounted a long came from 33 yards out. team's effort and 'never say
scoring drive capped by Tyson Olympia first got on the die' attitude," said Titan Head
Pryor's one-yard touchdown scoreboard with a 13-yard TD Coach Bob Head. "There were
plunge. After Apopka stuffed a pass from Siemian to Grandi- so many players who stepped
two-point run attempt, the lead son to tie the score at 7-7 in up and made some outstand-
stood at five points. The Titan the opening quarter. Rashad ing plays; it's a true testament
defense refused to let Apopka Lawrence hauled in a four- to the hard work and effort
run out the clock and forced a yard score before halftime, they put forth throughout the
punt within the final two min- and Siemian and Grandison week."
utes. On Olympia's.next pos- connected for a nine-yard The Titans play on the road
session, quarterback Trevor touchdown pass in the third again this Friday at West Or-
Siemian (363 passing yards) quarter. Siemian finished with ange High in the annual Battle
stunned the crowd by launch- 363 ,passing yards and four for the Fence trophy.
The DPHS varsity girls swim team captured the Metro Conference championship.
DP nears playoff berth by defeating Freedom
The Dr. Phillips Panther Ranieri punched it in for a' and completed a 14-play, 87-
football team jumped out quick 7-0 lead. Minutes later, 'yard drive that chewed up
to a 17-0 first-half lead and Ranieri dumped off a short more than seven minutes on
looked poised to win by a pass to Ford who cut across the clock.
rout but had to withstand the field for a 31-yard touch- Dr. Phillips rushed for 263
the home team's comeback down. The second quarter yards on the night, amass-
charge in a 31-21 victory saw a 32-yard field goal ing 337 yards in total of-
over Freedom. from DP's Shawn Moffitt fense, while the defense
For the second consecu- and a Freedom touchdown. surrendered only 219 total
tive week, DP got it done on Freedom and DP traded yards.
the ground with the elusive- touchdowns in the third The Panthers improved
ness of Demetrius Hart (142 quarter with Hart capping to 6-1 on the season, 2-0 in
yards rushing) and the power a 12-play, 80-yard scoring District 5 competition. Next
of Marvin Ford (97 rushing, drive and Freedom answer- Friday's Homecoming game
38 receiving). ing with an 80-yard march' vs. Oak Ridge will deter-
The Panthers opened up of its own to cut the lead to mine whether DP qualifies
the scoring in the first quarter 24-21. The Panther offense, for the state playoffs for a
after Michael Ducre returned though, delivered the final third straight year. A victory
a fumbled punt snap to the blow with a two-yard TD would guarantee at least a
Freedom four-yard line. Two run by Ford. The score fol- runner-up slot in the regional
plays later, quarterback Nico lowed a 40-yard run by Hart quarterfinals.
West Orange High School lacrosse players Madi Feland (left) and Sara Herrick show
their 1 st-place trophy after winning the Fall Lax4Life Lacrosse tournament. The girls
participated on the Blue Team. WOHS entered 2 teams,,and the Orange Team finished
as runner-up in its division.
Freshmen Warriors shutout Ocoee
Foundation reigns at Homecoming
Foundation Academy won its Homecoming football game with a 55-0 score against the
Vanguard School of Lake Wales. During halftime, the school crowned seniors Michael
* McBride an|April Fleming as itp new king and queen. \
from Ocoee and West Orange
high schools got their first
taste of the Knight-Warrior
football rivalry last week
when the ninth-grade squads
faced off. Telfa Hakl ran for
130 yards and two touchdowns
to lead West Orange to a 22-0
Warrior quarterback Jaquay
Walton added a touchdown,
and Emanuel Curry scored on'
a two-point conversion. Full-
back Dylan Perry picked up
75 yards on the groundywhile
the Warrior defense fought to
hold Ocoee scoreless. Follow-
ing an 80-yard punt by Ryan
Youngson to pin Ocoee inside
its own 10-yard line, West
Orange recovered an Ocoee
fumble to set up the game's
first touchdown. I
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Representing Foundation Academy at the Mt. Dora Bible School cross country meet
were (I-r): front row, Junior Leon, Michael Leiferman and Philip Leon; back row, Michael
Weible, Robert Smith, Brandon Giddons and Coach Rob Smith.
Foundation runners ready for district meet
The Foundation Academy
cross country team compet-
ed in the Mount Dora Bible
School meet on Oct. 18. Junior
Michael Weible finished ninth
overall with a time of 18:17. He
was followed by sophomore
Robert Smith (19:39); seventh-
graders Michael Leiferman
(23:39), Junior Leon (23:41)
and Phillip Leon (25:37); and
sophomore Brandon Giddens
The team is working hard to
finish strong at the District 1A
meet on Nov. 6.
The Foundation varsity boys
golf team advanced to the dis-
trict tournament and finished
sixth out of 12 schools. Alex
Gates qualified for the regional
tournament by shooting 78 in
rain-soaked conditions. He
then shot 75 at regionals and
narrowly missed advancing to
the state championships due to
a triple bogey.
The Foundation girls vol-
leyball team finished last week
16-6 overall and 16-2 against
District 1A competition. The
Foundation girls enter the
district tournament as its No.
1 seed and will try to surpass
last year's run to the regional
Knights defeat Warriors in JV football
The Ocoee High junior var-
sity football team beat rival
West Orange 21-6 last week.
Trenier Orr started the game
with an 80-yard kickoff return
for a touchdown. James Rob-
inson and Orlando Thomah
also scored touchdowns for
the Knights. Artraveince Mc-
Call, Dean Moslow and Xavi-
er Legrand led the Knights de-
fensively. The defense caused
three turnovers and held the
Warriors to only six points.
The J.V. football game vs.
Olympia will be made up on
Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
In freshman football ac-
tion, Ocoee fell to West Or-
ange 20-0. Alan Watson had
two big runs, while Gerald
Cosby and Justin Buckles led
the Knights in tackles.
The Ocoee varsity boys
bowling team scored 846 to
defeat Freedom (827) but lose
to Edgewater (917) in a three-
way match. Top bowlers were
senior James Taylor and fresh-
man Eddie Krause. Both made
80 percent of their marks.
The varsity girls bowling
squad finished behind Wekiva
(761) and ahead of Edgewater
(673) by bowling a 678. Lau-
ren Tindall made 80 percent of
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the
varsity boys and girls cross
country team competed in the
Edgewater Invitational meet.
The boys team finished 25th,
and the Lady Knights team
placed 14th. The boys were
led by Ryan Murphy (19:07),
Alex Sotoski (20:27) and
Thomas Rushin (20.54). The
girls team was led by Alyssa
Burkert (21:04), Shenequa
Fisher (24:20) and Pernacious
On Oct. 22, the boys team
participated in the Metro Con-
Championships. The boys
finished ninth in the confer-
ence meet, led by Sotoski,
who finished 21st with a time
of 20:42. He was followed by
teammates Rushin (21:19) and
Derek Scott (22.42).
The Ocoee varsity girls
soccer team was set to open its
season Oct. 27-28 in its kick-
off classic at Wekiva High.
The varsity boys and girls
swim team competed at the
Metro Conference meet. Jar-
rod Dixon (18th, 50 free),
Aaron Fan (21st, 50 free; 18th,
100 breast), Nick Houck (16th,
100 fly) and Sean Campbell
(21st, 100 free) stood out for
the Knights. Morgan Low-
ery (20th, 50 free) and Al-
yssa Burkert (list, 100 fly;
16th, 100 breast) led the girls
The varsity girls volleyball
team lost to Colonial in three
games despite strong perfor-
mances by Mindy Corbitt
(10 serves, two aces) and Mi-
chelle Swope (eight kills, four
blocks). The Lady Knights
bounced back to defeat Free-
dom in five games on Senior
Night. Corbitt racked up 20
serves, 25 assists and two
kills. Senior Lauren Hoag
had 19 serves with one ace.
Fellow senior Dede Hurd also
turned in a strong effort.
The junior varsity girls
volleyball team defeated Co-
lonial in straight games. Sa-
vannah Mulvey had 21 serves,
and Christine Sngoun added
seven serves and one kill. The
J.V. Knights also defeated
Freedom in two games. Mul-
vey and Amy Watson (two
kills) had 10 serves each.
The Ocoee High Athletic
Booster Club will hold its
next meeting on Nov. 11 at
6:30 p.m. in the media cen-
In an effort to provide re-
sources and educate staff
and families with regard to
college athletics and the re-
cruiting process, Ocoee High
recently purchased an online
Educational Recruiting Sys-
tem. The system is used to
create a "blueprint for suc-
cess" and help student-ath-
letes achieve their academic
and athletic goals for college.
To access the site, log .onto
with username "Knights" and
password "ocoee." For more
details, contact Athletic Di-
rector Bill Chambers..
Walking for breast cancer
Local women (1-r) Shelly Bryan, Nikki Smith, Jessica Vanderloske and cancer survivor
Kitty Hutt run on the West Orange Trail in preparation for the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer 3-day run-walk event in Tampa from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. To make a donation
in support of their efforts, log onto www.walkjesswalk.com, www.goshellygo.com or www.
The Gift of Swimming 5K on Nov. 8
The Gift of Swimming a Winter Gar-
den non-profit organization that teaches
disadvantaged kids how to swim and pro-
tect themselves from drowning will
host its inaugural 5K Run for the Gift on
Saturday, Nov. 8. The ChampionChip-
timed event begins at Southwest Aquat-
ics, 205 Windermere Road in Winter
Registration is $25 in advance and $30
on the day of the race. Children can par-
ticipate for free in the kid's run, which
begins at 6:45 a.m. The deadline for reg-
istration is Friday, Nov. 7. Race packets
will be available for pick up at Southwest
Aquatics on Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
or on Nov. 8 beginning at 6:45 a.m.
Awards will be given for top overall and
age group and gender finishers. Post-race
festivities will include food and bever-
ages, a bounce house, petting zoo, face
painting and more.
For more information or to register on-
line, visit www.giftofswimming.org.
Raising money to find a cure
Frito Lay and Shea Racing held a 'Swing for the Cure' Golf Tournament fund-raiser ben-
efiting the Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event took place
at Stoneybrook West on Oct. 15 and raised $12,500 to be used for research, education,
screening and treatment to find a cure for breast cancer.
DP's High School Heisman
Dr. Phillips High selected Susie Stimmel as a 2008 school
winner for the Wendy's High School Heisman. An All-Met-
ro and All-Central Florida softball player, Stimmel has also
earned varsity letters in weightlifting while maintaining a
3.82 GPA. She is also a member of the DPHS Visual and
Performing Arts magnet program and has logged exten-
sive community service hours.
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A charity fishing tournament
benefiting United Cerebral Palsy
of Central Florida will take place
Saturday, Nov. 1, at John's Lake.
The event is set to last from
6:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entry fee
is $40 per boat plus an optional $5
Big Bass pot with a full payback.
Early registration and breakfast
will be held prior to the competi-
For details, contact Ryan Led-
ford at 407-383-6221.
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The K4 students at Foundation Academy enjoyed a special visit from the Winter Gar-
den firefighters and paramedics recently. The group was helpful in teaching the children
about fire safety and community helpers. As a thank-you' for the visit, the firefighters
were given a batch of homemade cookies to take back to the department.
Recently, Montverde Academy administrators, teachers, parents, students and friends
joined together to participate in the 10th Annual Miracle Miles 15K, 5K and Kids' Fun
Run all to support the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Miracle Miles
benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, raising critical funds to support
capital campaign and medical equipment needs. Participants were treated to a variety of
refreshments, live entertainment, face-painting and other activities for the children.
Central Florida Prep
The Ocoee Middle Beta Club prepared boxes that will be used for the Holiday Canned
Food Drive. Members stayed after school to work on a plan for a successful food drive,
which will benefit local families in the community.
Children of the Messiah
Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Steve Goclon came to Central Florida Prep recently to talk
with the safety patrols. The students learned the importance of traffic safety and of being
a good role model. Pictured are (1-r): (back row) Edward McDoom, Alisha Rajan, Eriza
Osbourne and Amber Heemskerk; (middle row) Onna Fyssicopulos, Devina Naidu, Katie
Dobbs, Tiffany Woodworth, Davis Ramos, Sam Cranage and Goclon; and (front row) Mel
Jones, Samuel George, Stephen King, Christian Assal and Zac Croft.
Children of the Messiah Preschool held its annual Parent's Night recently. All of the
students invited their families to share pizza and ice cream and then walk through the
classrooms to see their art projects. Pictured is the Ludwig Family: mom Christy holding
Carly, Madison, dad Kevin holding Grant and Sydney.
Mrs. Hunt's 3rd-grade class at Family Christian School awaits its turn to start the school's
6th Annual Triathlon. After finishing 3 events swimming, biking and running these
students were all awarded medals. The triathlon was held at the Roper YMCA and was
a huge success for the entire school.
- Oakland Ave. Superintendent Ron Blocker honored
Recently, the band students of Lakeview Middle School got a little taste of high-school
life. The band was invited to march side-by-side with the West Orange Warrior Band at
its Friday night football game. The students received shirts that read, 'Future property
of the West Orange Warrior Band.' It was great for LMS students to experience a fun
high-school event while continuing their appreciation for music. The LMS band is under
the direction of Lisa Bujnicki and currently has more than 600 students enrolled. Year
after year the program continues to grow and is currently in need of more musical instru-
ments. Anyone who has an instrument to donate to a band student should call Bujnicki
at 407-877-5010. Pictured are the LMS band students with band teacher Missie Ellis.
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Character Parade at 9 a.m. on- tendent recognized for strongly
campus. All parents and town,
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Lake Whitney Elementary congratulates 4th-grader Katie
Whiffen, winner of the Penguin Paradise Dessert Bar's
gelato recipe contest in conjunction with the Partners In
Education Spirit Night. The winning recipe, Summer Surf,
included blue gelato, gummy fish and graham crackers.
Whiffen is pictured with Christopher Padoan, owner of the
The Dillard Street Elementary PTA would like to thank ev-
eryone who participated in its Jelly Bean Guessing Game.
For the last week, PTA volunteers took more than 550
guesses as to the total number of orange and blue jelly
beans in the jar. The grand-prize winner of the Nintendo
Wii was Alex Schulte, a former student of DSES who now
attends Lakeview Middle. His guess of 4,868 was the clos-
est. The runner-up was Samantha Ruiz, a 3rd-grader at
DSES who won the jar of jelly beans. The total number
of jelly beans was 4,911, and the number orange jelly
beans for the tie-breaker guess was 2,882. The contest
raised more than $500, which will go toward supporting
MetroWest Elementary School's McTeacher's Night at Mc-
Donald's was a successful event. Students entered to win
door prizes and were able to 'Holler for a Dollar.' The next
McTeacher's Night will be Dec. 11. Pictured are student
Juan Luongo with his 1st-grade teacher, Ms. Cinna.
Mahaganei Oliver and Stephanie Sealey examine various
types of rocks and minerals during a science experiment
at Maxey Elementary School.
Students from the kindergarten class at the Crenshaw
School show their creative skills by painting and designing
their own picture frames. Pictured are: Grant Bryden, isa-
bella Crosby, Libby Rabaja, Colby Silveira and Katherine
Whispering Oak Elementary has received an A. school-
grade rating this year. The school has received an A all 3
years that it has been open. WOES was also recognized
with the 5-Star School status for the 2nd time in 3 years.
With more than 1,250 students and the challenges that
brings, the school continues to maintain high standards of
educational excellence making these 2 achievements
difficult tasks and high honors for the school.
The Walt Disney World Hilton's school supply drive for Tildenville Elementary students
was a great success. WDW Hilton also donated Harry the Elephant and Shamu the
Whale for the reading corner in the library. A big thank-you goes to this Partner in
Education for showing such strong community support. Pictured are TES students with
Dr. Balgobin, principal; Lisa Williams and Zhary Polonio of WDW Hilton; and Lori Hager,
2009 National Merit
Jenny Gibson-Linkh, principal
of Olympia High School, recent-
ly announced the National Merit
Scholarship Semifinalists. They
are seniors Scott Palmese and
Approximately 16,000 semifi-
nalists were named in the 54th
Annual National Merit Schol-
arship Program. These aca-
demically talented high school
seniors have an opportunity
to continue in the competition
for some 8,200 National Merit
Scholarships that are worth
more than $35 million that will
be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Nation-
al Merit award, the semifinalist
must fulfill several requirements
to advance to the finalist level
of the competition. About 90
percent.of the semifinalists are
expected to attain finalist stand-
ing, and approximately half of
the finalists will win a National
Merit Scholarship, earning the
Merit Scholar title.
More than 1.5 million juniors in
more than 21,000 high schools
entered the 2009 National Merit
Scholar Program by taking the
2007 Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying
Test, which served as an initial
Olympia High's National Merit Semifinalists: Alexa Levin
and Scott Palmese.
screen of program entrants. The
nationwide pool of semifinalists,
which represents less than one
percent of U.S. high school se-
niors, includes the highest scor-
ing entrants in each state.
To become a finalist, a semifi-
nalist must have an outstanding
record throughout high school,
be endorsed by the high school
principal and earn SAT scores
that confirm the student's ear-
lier performance on the qualify-
ing test. The semifinalist and a
high school official must submit
a detailed scholarship applica-
tion which includes the student's
self-descriptive essay and infor-
mation about the semifinalist's
participation and leadership in
school and community activi-
Preschoolers from First United Methodist Learning Center enjoyed a field trip to the
Chapin Station playground.
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Members of the Ocoee High Student Government perform their skit based on the song
'Be Our Guest' from 'Beauty and the Beast.' OHS students received 1 of only 2 standing
ovations that evening for their performance.
Students and staff members congratulate Officer Michelle Grogan, the Ocoee High
Support Person of the year, and Rick Kann, administrative dean, the OHS Teacher of the
Year Both have earned the respect of students and staff through their caring manner and
commitment to keeping the school safe so that the vision of 'Every Student Will Graduate'
can come to life. Both Grogan and Kann are members of the inaugural staff and work
every day to create a strong, positive and safe learning environment for everyone.
School wins SASC
Ocoee High Student Govern-
ment will lead the Student As-
sociation of Student Councils
as president of the organization.
Following thee days of speech-
es, skits and campaigning, the
votes were counted and OHS
was named to the top position.
This leadership role means
that OHS will host the 2009-10
SASC convention. A year of plan-
ning will go into the conference,
where more than a thousand stu-
dents from throughout the South
will come to Ocoee and the com-
munity for three days.
The school will need commu-
nity support both in service and
in funding this opportunity for
young leaders to come together
and leam what it means to really
make a difference.
SASC is an organization of
member schools from Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ken-
tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vir-
ginia and West Virginia.
Ocoee High PTSA is partici-
pating in the 2008-09 National
Reflections Program. The pro-
gram is structured for PTAs to
recognize students at the local
unit, council, state and nation-
Reflections is an arts recog-
nition and achievement pro-
gram that was established in
1969, and since that time more
than 10 million students have
participated. It is a good way
for students to explore and
learn about various art forms
inspired by the theme.
The theme for this year is
"WOW." Students may en-
ter original works of art in six
categories: photography, vi-
sual arts, literature (including
poetry), musical composition,
dance choreography and film/
Entries are first judged at
the local unit level, and works
are chosen to represent the
PTA at each subsequent level.
Once entries reach the state
level, they may be selected
for submission to the National
PTA. Awards of Excellence
and Awards of Merit are rec-
ognized at the annual National
PTA Convention and are dis-
played as part of the program's
The excitement of Windermere Prep's upcoming Fall Festival was evident on, campus
with the announcement of the 2 students who will star in a Radio Disney commercial,
which will air the 2 weeks preceding the festival. A wristband presale contest was held,
and 6th-grader C.J. O'Brien clinched 1 of the spots by selling the most wristbands.
Fourth-grader Sage Casey won the drawing of all who had participated in the presale
contest. Pictured are (l-r): WPS Headmaster Bill Ford, Tina Pun from Radio Disney,
O'Brien, Casey and Michele Bastone from Radio Disney. This is the first year Radio Dis-
ney will be participating in the festival with fun activities, including Disney karaoke and
trivia contests with prizes. The festival will be held Nov. 7, from 6-10 p.m. on the school
campus. Attractions include a mechanical bull, Velcro wall, obstacle challenge, Robo
Surfer, rock wall and slides in addition to face-painting, games and prizes and food.
For more information on the festival, call Lori Lombardi Ryan at 407-948-5706.
Students Meaghan Makey and Tara Bartlett practice, the
OHS campaign speech.
Members of the Beta Club at Bridgewater Middle participated in a 3K walk last week.
Beta Club walks
On Sunday, Oct. 19, Na-
tional Jr. Beta Club members,
their parents and teachers
from Bridgewater Middle
School participated in the
Partnerships In Action 3K
walk around Lake Eola Park
to raise awareness and funds
for the Aga Khan Foundation
One hundred percent of do-
nations go directly to projects
supported by the AKF USA
to help communities in some
of the poorest areas of Africa
and Asia create long-term so-
lutions to poverty. Grassroots
projects ensure that moth-
ers and children have better
healthcare, more girls and
boys stay in school and farm-
ers are taught to improve their
crop yields so they can feed
their families and increase
The Partnerships In Action
3K walk featured community
engagement through live mu-
sic, international dance and
food, along with global inno-
vation exhibits about the work
of Aga Khan Foundation;
One Bridgewater Beta Club
member proudly walked the
3K displaying a sign with the
question, "How long does it
take women in Africa to fetch
water for their daily use?"
Ocoee High School received 3 'Project of the Year'Awards
at the recent Southern Association of Student Councils
Conference in Louisiana. Schools can submit up to 5 proj-
ects in 16 different categories. OHS received the award for
Outstanding Project in the Academic Incentive category
highlighting its Knights of the Round Table program, the
award in the Homecoming category for the on-campus
Homecoming dance and the award in the School Fam-
ily Relations category for the newspaper clipping project.
OHS was the only school to take home 3 trophies. Pic-
tured are (l-r): Selene Jacobo, Daniela Gelatka, advisor
Wendy Cartwright, Janay Thomas, advisor Sheila Jack-
son, Rebecca Guilbaud and Lauren Smoley.
traveling exhibit. Official rules and applica-
Entries for OHS students tion forms are available online
must be turned in at the front at www.floridapta.org/Reflec-
office in the administration tions. For more information,
building before Tuesday, Dec. call Sarah Koller at 407-694-
West Orange High FFA
would like to thank those
who donated or bought
food from the club at Ocoee
Founders' Day and also
the parents who cooked
food and helped manage
the selling of baked goods.
The next FFA event is Oct.
31 (Halloween night) at the
downtown Winter Garden
Halloweenfest, where the
club will be giving away
candy and will also have
a carnival booth. Mrs.
Sanchez, new to WOHS
this year, is in charge of the
Her class just finished selling
caladiums. For information
on herstudents'next project,
call Sanchez at 407-905-
2400, Ext. 2552, or e-mail
ocps.net. Pictured is Bryce
Crammer, FFA member, at
Ocoee Founders' Day.
Windermere Elementary 2nd-graders had a visit from the Ocoee Fire Department
recently. The firefighters talked to the children about fire safety during Fire Prevention
Week. They did this in a fun way by using puppets and catchy songs. Lt. Mike Reed
spoke to the students about the importance of knowing how to tell if there is a fire
at home, using 911 and the 'safety dance' of stop, drop and roll. They concluded by
answering questions from the children. Pictured are: (front) Euclides Rodriguez, Megan
Ford, Julia Batzer, Josh Mitchell Baltazar, Hunter Heath, Shuhey Wada, Henry Paulson,
Will Hutchinson and Brooke Watkins; (middle) Joe Cobb, Adriana Louth-Ciaccio, Javi
Goncalves, Livia Anderson, Reese Kelsey, Sophia Katz, Danielle Ramirez, Trent Guillen,
Alaina Little, Savannah Ammar and Hannah Dorado; and (back) Lt. Mike Reed, Puppet
Elvis, Firefighter Karen Jimenez, Puppet Ronnie, Fire Inspector Shawn Sorenson, Puppet
'*Edith and Lt. Yancy Cleveland.
The Air Force Jr. ROTC Honor Guard from West Orange
High came away big winners at the Timber Creek Invitational
Drill Meet on Oct. 11. The honor guard won 12 trophies,
including Best Overall School. The team commanders are
Color Guard 1, lan Lackey; Color Guard 2, Krystal Mirabal;
Drill Team 1, Ciara Rodriguez; and Drill Team 2, Amirah
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HUGE YARD Sale, Satur-
day and Sunday, Novem-
ber 1st and 2cnd, 8am -
3pm, 536 Garden Heights
Drive, Winter Garden.
HUGE YARD SALE Toys,
brand name clothes and
Lots of everything, do
your Christmas shopping
here! Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday, 8am ?,
17701 Phil C. Peters off
of C.R. 545/Avalon Rd.,
Winter Garden. Follow
13178 W. Colonial Dr
LOST & FOUND
DOG FOUND on Palmeto
and Main St. in Winter
Garden Lab Mix Please
DOG FOUND Medium
size, brown with white
front, looks like a bulldog
in the face, call 407-298-
FOUND: ON Beard Road
in Winter Garden. Dachs-
hund. Call to 407-656-
0714 to identify. 11/13
FOUND MALE pug on Full-
ers Cross Rd. near West
Orange Trail, 407-656-
FREE TO GOOD
4 YOUNG Cats (1-2 years
old), Fixed, Need a good
home! Please call 407-
PET SERVICES &
LOW COST DOG & CAT
VACCINATION AND TEST-
ING. ALL 7 YEARLY VAC-
CINATION JUST $35.00
1ST, AT THRIFT SHOP
ANIMAL SHELTER FROM
12:00PM TO 1:00PM IN
WINTER GARDEN FOR
AUTOS FOR SALE
2004 PONTIAC VIBE 5
Door, 30mpg, $10,000,
call 407-491-4783. tf-
1992 FORD F150 PICKUP,
good condition, with can-
Private 2 office suite w/separate entrance and bath ~ walk to downtown
shops, dining, Garden Theatre and West Orange Trail on busy Main
Street- Shared gorgeous conference room & kitchen. Includes Water,
Power and CAM- Call Lisa to see or further info. (321) 948-9296
LET ME DESIGN THE AD, BROCHURE, LOGO,
BUSINESS CARD THAT WILL GET YOU NOTICED!
vas shell, $1950, runs
AT NO COST TO YOU IF
ELIGIBLE! WE COME
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$44,900. MANY OTHERS!
Pioneer Steel (800)668-
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grams, Breast Cancer
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der Now. Free Shipping.
or Call (813)872-0722.
ERS Available!! Home
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$11hr. Review website @
or call 407-401-8308 for
more info. 11/13
Select Your Caregiver!
*Up to 24 hour care
Respite Care Relief
UVWQ ASUTANCE SERVICES
Call for a FREE
No Obligation Consultation
ough and dependable.
Excellent references. Call
LIC. & INS. Building Con-
tractor w/referrals from
Windermere and Histori-
cal Downtown available
now for all remodeling
needs. Call T.A.Miller 407-
LAWN & TREE
DAVE WOODS Lawn Ser-
vice Inc., Licensed and
insured, free estimates,
Marshall Farms Rd.
Water or no Pay
Servicing all of Central Florida
S.E. Dollen, Inc.
Winter Garden longest
Central FL since 1983.
All Service Techs are
Journeymen and Master
For professional results
and competitive rates call
HOMES FOR RENT
FOR LEASE 3, 4, & 5
Bedroom homes with
monthly rents starting at
$850, in Ocoee, Winter
Garden & Apopka. Sereno
Realty, 407-654-8222 or
WINTER GARDEN Home
for rent. 3/1 Large Fenced
Yard, $795 per month,
$500 security, call 407-
267-5524 or 407-766-
NORTH WINTER GARDEN
- 3 Bed 2 Bath, 1700sf.,
2 car garage, formal din-
ing and living room, lawn
maint inc, $1300 month,
free 32" flat TV with lease
in October, 407-617-6652.
$1000 CASH gets you in a
3/2 House. Must have de-
cent credit. Call 407-656-
9484. WG Area. 11/7
APOPKA HOUSE Rental
3/2 newly remodeled,
fenced back yard $850.
3/2, OCOEE, parking
space available for com-
mercial vehicles or trail-
ers, pets okay, fenced,
$950 per month, 321-
WINTER GARDEN Home
for Rent Move in Special!
1254 E. Bay St., please call
COTTAGE HOUSE for rent,
in Downtown Winter Gar-
den, 3/2, 1,700sf, car port,
porch, lawn care included,
large fenced yard, new
floors, 10x12 storage
shed $1200/mo. Pets on
FOR RENT in Gotha 3/1.5
- Newly renovated, cen-
tral heat and air, range
refrigerator, new carpet
and ceramic tile. $1100
per month, $1100 secu-
rity deposit. Call 407-656-
WINTER GARDEN 3/2
Central air, Large yard, &
Carport. Excellent condi-
tion. $800 per month. Call
NORTH WINTER Garden -
Custom 2/2, Formal Living
Room, Family Room, Din-
ing Room, Eat-in Kitchen,
Hardwood Floors, Lots of
Closets. Was $1200 re-
duced to $950 per month.
Call 407-876-4343. 10/30
2BED/2BATH CONDO with
Range, Refrigerator, Dish-
washer, and Washer/Dry-
er. $800 per month, Bill
Straugh Windsor Realty
2/2 LUXURY Condo for
rent Southern Pines,
$1100 per month, 321-
2/2 CONDO for rent in
beautiful Windtree Gar-
dens Winter Garden.
Disirable location. Near
shopping, schools, com-
munity swimming pool,
play ground, two parking
spaces. Condo in very
good condition. $800 per
month obo. Call 407-668-
2BED/2BATH CONDO W/
Range, Refrig, Dish Wash-
er, Community Pool, Pest
Control. $800 mo. Bill
Straugh, Windsor Realty
WINTER GARDEN 1BR
$630, 2BR $695, 3BR
$895 on Lake Apopka.
Ask about our move in
WINTER GARDEN Du-
plex- 2/1, Central Heat
& Air, Laundry Room,
Fenced Back Yard, Near
Shopping! No Pets. $775
per month, plus security.
352-978-6880 or 352-
APARTMENT FOR Rent in
Winter Garden, $500 per
month, call Susan 407-
1901 Adair St.
Ocoee, FL 34761
1 & 2 bedroom apts.
Mon, Wed, Fri
WINTER GARDEN Room
for Rent Furnished, Utili-
ties included, can walk to
stores! $115 per week,
please call 407-496-2641.
ROOM FOR Rent, Female
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Good Things Come in Our Packages...
Crown Cork & Seal began in 1892 with a better way to package consumer goods. Since
those humble beginnings, we've expanded our packaging expertise and introduced over 200
plants in 45 countries. Today, we are Fortune 250 Manufacturing Company, leading the
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Come join the Crown Cork & Seal's team at our state-of-the-art food can manufacturing fa-
cility in Winter Garden! We are seeking an Industrial Electrician who is dependable, safe-
ty conscious and concerned with quality. Primary job duties will include: Trouble shoot,
repair, maintain and installation of electrical/electronic systems on our can line equipment,
FAEL welders, double seamers, leaders, flangers, and testers; Knowledge of Allen Bradley
PLC's, SLC 500 and integrated Windows software to analyze: AC/DC; single phase and 3
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we offer excellent wages, and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested?
If so please apply online at www.crowncork.com
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER!
Thursday, October 30, 2008 The West Orange Times 3C
preferred, $150 per week,
includes all utilities, pri-
vate home, full amenities,
w/d, with pool. Call 407-
stove, refrigerator, a/c,
washer & dryer. Good Lo-
cation! $950 per month &
security deposit. Call 407-
Female, fixed income,
non-smoker, looking for
Room with Kitchen and
Bathroom. Call 407-286-
FOR sale or lease, Oakland
area. New 800sf. Great
location. Convenient to
Turnpike. Call 352-394-
1200 SQ ft Office/Retail,
previous sign shop with
500 sq ft tent booth, 1055
Vineland Road. New Ren-
ovated, $2000 per month.
Contact Candy Properties
WINTER GARDEN Pro-
fessional Office Space for
rent. North Dillard Street.
Please call 407-656-2812.
3 ROOM Office Suite,
Second Floor, $600 per
month. 2 Room Office
Suite, $350 per month,
private bathrooms. Candy
CIAL OFFICE w/ Storage
for Lease. Licensable,
900-1250 sq. ft., 816
Mary's Park Place, Winter
Garden. $900 per month,
includes electric and AC.
OAKLAND, FL Finished
Office Space For Lease:
Suite G 180 sq. ft. @ $350
per month. Suite B 115
sq. ft. @ $275 per month.
Free Utilities. Located at
301 N. Tubb St. adjacent
to West Orange Trail. Call
407-654-3030 x 118.
Office Suites for Rent,
430 Main Street. Call 407-
DILLARD ST., near Plant
St. Professional Office
Building. Suite includes:
4 Offices, Reception Rm,
Private Bath & Storage...
includes water and gar-
bage and common area
Adjoining office sublease
pays $300. Effective rent =
$1050. Please call Lisa @
FURNISHED 1 Bedroom
Mobile Home Adults, No
Pets, $110 per week plus
A/C, Fenced Yard, $700.00
plus deposit, No Pets. Call
1983 MOBILE Home 35ft,
Slide Out, Cant Make, 1
Bedroom, nice condition,
must be moved, $2000,
RENT TO Own 2/2, $1000
per month and $500 de-
posit, 55+ community.
Call 352-586-0325 or
November 1! 10/30
32' RV on site in quiet
adult park on Lake Apo-
pka near Winter Garden
& Turnpike. Furnished.
$415 mo. + sec/lease.
3 BED/1.5 Bath mobile
home in beautiful adult
park on Lake Apopka near
Winter Garden. Extra-
large living room. Private
fishing docks& boat ramp.
$610 mo. + sec/lease.
3/1/2 SF HOME over 1800
SF, 64 X 135 lot land-
scaped, carport, nice nei-
borhood in Southwest Or-
lando. Call Wayne Albert.
Southern Realty. TFNsr
COMMERCIAL CORNER -
First time offered, fronts
Dillard Street 200' and
Plant St. 150' Ideal loca-
tion for office building or
Trail side restaurant. Price
L.A. Grimes Agency, Re-
FOR SALE or Lease, 800
or 1600 square feet of-
fice warehouse convi-
ent to Turnpike. Oakland
area. Call 352-394-5364.
WINTER GARDEN 1/2
Acre & Up Industrial Lots.
Call 321-217-1713. tfn-
LOTS & ACERAGE
BANK ORDERED: LAND
AUCTION ?000+ Proper-
ties. Land in 29 States. NO
RESERVES. Multiple Lot
Packs. Min Bids at $100.
Bid Online at: LafidAuc-
CLOSED, Special Financ-
ing Available, Any Credit,
Any Income Residential
Vacant Land, 10 Acres,
located at Robin Hood
Lane, Clermont, $45,000.
com/77C, Drive by then
2 acres on mountain top
near New River State
Park, great fishing, view,
private. $29,500 must
sell, call owner (866)789-
ALABAMA LAND Bargain!
20 Acres- $69,900 with
dockable deep water!
Nicely wooded parcel,
gorgeous open field &
dockable lakefront. Prime
location- minutes from
Interstate! Close to Tusca-
loosa! Excellent financing:
Call now (800)564-5092,
RUSH! 1+acre to 2acre
homesites, wood, views.
Starting at $59,900. Tenn
River & Nick-a-Jack view
tracts now available! Re-
tirement guide rates this
area #2 is U.S. places to
retire. Low cost of living,
no impact fee. (330)699-
2741 or (866)550-5263,
Ask About Mini Vacation!
LAKE APOPKA AREA,
land 2 bedroom mobile
homes and cottages.
Starting at $125 per week.
Laundromat on site. 407-
FOR SALE 2 BED-
ROOMS, 2 Baths Mobile
Home in Winter Garden.
Appliances included, $285
lot rent includes cable,
family park. Please call
Jessica 407-608-0911 or
1983 MOBILE Home 35ft,
Slide Out, Cant Make, 1
Bedroom, nice condition,
must be moved, $2000,
RIUM 3 Spaces in Field
of Honor, Section F, would
be $3900 each if available
(Section Sold Out), ask-
ing $8000 for all three or
$2800 each. Please call
541-683-6627 or email
WINTER GARDEN Storage
Units 10'x15' $75mo,
- $275mo, electric includ-
ed. Call 407-739-8454.
PARK Crypt, single Unit
41, Elevation E, Crypt #12,
$7,695 value for $6,200,
call 772-231-2006 or 772-
211 ACRES (7 Tracts) -
ABSOLUTE Auction: No-
vember 8. Unlimited de-
velopment potential! 223
Acres (10 Tracts) AUC-
TION: November 8. Moun-
tainview Land, Forest, VA.
- Double Lawn Crypt in
Garden P. This includes
2 vaults and the bronze
marker w/ vase. Vauled at
over $8000 and only ask-
ing $5300. 11/6
Notice is hereby given that on
August 12,2008, the St. Johns
Water Management District
issued a permit to Orlando
Gateway Partners, LLC, 21 N.
Main Street, Suite 202, Al-
pharetta, GA 30004, applica-
tion #4-095-113917-1, for a
project located in Orange
County, Section 28, Township
23 South, Range 30 East, with
connection with an ERP ap-
plication for construction of a
surface water management
system for an 88.68-acre com-
mercial development known as
Orlando Gateway. The receiv-
ing waterbody is Boggy
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, IN AND FOR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GODFREY H. BALL,
The administration of the es-
tate of GODFREY H. BALL,
deceased, whose date of death
was on September 30, 2007,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Orange County, Florida,
Probate Division; File No.
2008-48-CP-2043-0, the ad-
dress of which is 425 North
Orange Avenue, Orlando,
Florida 32801. The names and
addresses of the Personal Rep-
resentative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
matured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this no-
tice, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. *
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 23,
JEANNE S. BALL, Personal
Brendan F Linnane
636 West Yale Street
Orlando, FL 32804
Florida bar No.: 324728
Attorney for Petitioner
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR ORANGE
File No. 2007-CP-1360-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GENEVA WILLIAMS a/k/a
GENEVA R. THOMAS,
NOTICE OF ACTION
(formal notice by publication)
BERNICE FRAZIER and all par-
ties claiming interests by,
through, under or against Ber-
JOHN WARE and all parties
claiming interests by, through,
under or against John Ware'
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Inventory, Petition for Dis-
charge, Final Accounting of
Personal Representative and
Notice of Final Accounting and
Petition for Discharge have
been filed in this Court. You
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address are:
Norma Stanley, Lowndes Dros-
dick Doster Kantor & Reed,
PA., 215 North Eola Drive, Post
Office Box 2809, Orlando,
Florida 32802, on or before
November 27,2008, and to file
the original of the written de-
fenses with the clerk of this
Court either before service or
Immediately thereafter. Failure
to serve and file written de-
fenses as required may result
in a judgment or order for the
relief demanded, without fur-
Signed on October 16, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
File Number: 08-1940-0
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
HELEN MARIA BURTON,
TO: HELENA FATIMA MASON
The Administration of the Es-
tate of HELEN MARIA BURTON,
deceased, is pending in the
circuit court for Orange Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is 425
North Orange Avenue, Orlando,
Florida 32801. JACINTO DA-
VID MEDEIROS is appoint as
the Personal Representative of
the estate, whose address is
14130 Vista Del Lago Blvd.,
Clermont, Florida 34711. The
name and address of the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney
are set forth below. Any inter-
ested person on whom a copy
of the notice of administration
is served must object to quali-
fications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue or jurisdiction
of the court, by filing a petition
or other pleading requesting
relief in accordance with Flor-
ida Probate Rules, within 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to file a
petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR
THE RIGHTTO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Any person entitled to elective
share is required to file an elec-
tion within the time provided
Attorney for Personal Repre-
BRENDAN F. LINNANE
636 West Yale Street
Orlando, Florida 32804
Florida Bar No. 324728
Jacinto David Medeiros
14130 Vista Del Lago Blvd.,
Clermont, Florida 34711
10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
NOTICE OF SALE
Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will
sell a Public Sale at Auction the
following vehicles to satisfy
lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78
of the Florida Statutes on No-
vember 13, 2008 at 10 A.M.
*AUCTION WILL OCCUR
WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS
2004 KIA, VIN#
2004 CHEVROLET, VIN#
Located at: 151 TAFT
VINELAND ROAD, ORLANDO,
FL 32824 Orange
Any persons) claiming any
interests) in the above vehicles
contact: Rainbow Title & Lien,
*ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD
WITH RESERVE* Some of the
vehicles may have been re-
leased prior to auction.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF WINTER GARDEN,
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the City of Winter Garden Com-
mission will hold a public hearing on November 13, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon after as
possible to consider the adoption of the following ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA, ANNEXING THE KENNY
COURT SUBDIVISION AND ADJACENT PROPERTIES LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 175
FEET WEST OF BETHUNE AVENUE; NORTH OF MAPLE STREET AND SOUTH OF THE
RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY, PENDING A REFERENDUM VOTE OFTHE.REGISTERED ELEC-
TORS OF SAID AREA; DIRECTING A REFERENDUM ON SAID PROPOSED ANNEXATION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 171.0413, FLORIDA STATUTES; ESTABLISHING THE DATE OF
SAID REFERENDUM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Copies of the proposed ordinances (which includes the legal description in metes and
bounds of the proposed area) may be inspected by the public between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday of each week at City Hall at 300 West Plant Street.
For more information, please contact Kathy Golden, City Clerk, at 407-656-4111 (ext. 2254)
or Brandon Byers, Senior Planner, at 407-656-4111 (ext. 2292).
Interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance. Written comments will be accepted before or at the public hearings. Any persons
wishing to appeal a decision of the Public Body should ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made. Any persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should
submit a written request to the Planning & Zoning Department, 300 W. Plant St., Winter
Garden, FL 34787 or phone (407) 656-4111, Ext. 2292 at least 48 hours prior to each
The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers in City Hall located at 300 West
Plant Street in Winter Garden Florida.
CITY OF WINTER The Ca
GARDEN, FLORIDA nc. rere
NOTICE OF PUBLIC orreje
The City Commission of the 1G4C0
City of Winter Garden will hold BUICK
a Public hearing at a Regular 2G1W
Meeting to be held on Thurs- CHEVF
day, November 13, 2008 at 1GCC'
6:30p.m. oras soon thereafter CHEVF
as possible, at City Hall, 300 W. 1G1JF
Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL CHEVY
in order to consider the adop- 1Y1SK
tion of the following proposed CHEVI
ORDINANCE 08-54 FORD
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY JH2PC
OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORI- HONDA
DA, AMENDING CHAPTER 6 1HGCi
OFTHEWINTER GARDEN CITY HOND
CODE; PROVIDING FOR SALE JM1TJ
AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC MAZDA
BEVERAGES BY BUSINESS JA3AA
HOLDING STATE ISSUED BEV- MITSL
ERAGE LICENSES ON SUN- JN1HZ
DAYS; EXPANDING THE NISSA
HOURS OF SALE AND SER- 1G3C0W
VICE OF SUCH BEVERAGES OLDSI
UNTIL 2:00 A.M. FOR SUCH 1NXAI
BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR TOYO1
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING LPRS
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND YAMAI
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE 10/30
Said ordinance may be see in
the City Clerk's Office, City Hall,
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. You
are advised that if you decide
to appeal any decision made I
by the City Commission at
such hearing, you will need a Auctki
record of the proceedings, and vehicle
for such a purpose you may vembe
need to ensure that a verbatim at 421
record of the proceedings is land,
made, which includes the tes- and st
timony and evidence upon #713.i
which the appeal is based. Any
persons with disabilities need- 2002
ing special accommodations S5341
should submit a written re-
quest to the City Clerk, 300 W. MoldoQ
Plant St., Winter Garden, FL the rigl
34787 or phone (407)656- and allt
4111, Ext.2254 at least 48
hours prior to the meeting. 10/30
Kathy Golden, City Clerk
Slys Towing & Recovery gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
,and intent to sell vehicles pur-
suant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes that on
11/18/08,10:00 am at 119 5th
St Winter Garden, FIl 34787-
3613. Slys Towing & Recovery
reserves right to accept or re-
ject any and/or all bids.
2005 NISSAN TITAN
The Car Store of West Orange,
Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 11/14/2008,07:00
am at 12811 W. Colonial Dr.
Winter Garden, FL 34787-
4119, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
ir Store of West Orange,
serves the right to accept
ct any and/or all bids.
on for the following
e(s) will be held on No-
r 12, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
1 Daubert Street, Or-
FL 32803 for the towing
orange pursuant to F.S.
78. Terms are Cash.
BMW Vin# WBAB-
n's Towing, LLC reserves
ht to accept or reject any
Auction for the following
vehicles) will be held on N
vember 14, 2008 at 8:00 a.i
at 4211 Daubert Street, 0
lando, FL 32803 for the towii
and storage pursuant to F
#713.78. Terms are Cash.
1995 Mazda Vin
2000 Nissan Vin# Jr
Moldon's Towing, LLC reserve
the right to accept or reject a
and all bids.
Auction for the following
vehicles) will be held on No-
vember 15, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
at 1510 North Forsyth Road,
Orlando, FL 32807 for the tow-
ing and storage pursuant to
FS. #713.78. Terms are Cash.
1992 Chevrolet Vin#
MD Towing, LLC reserves the
right to accept or reject any and
Auction for the following
vehicles) will be held on No-
vember 12, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
at 1510 North Forsyth Road,
Orlando, FL 32807 for the tow-
ing and storage pursuant to
F.S. #713.78. Terms are Cash.
1996 Ford WindstarVin#2FM-
1998 Ford Windstar Vin# 2FM-
MD Towing, LLC reserves the
rightto accept or reject any and
Hughes Towing & Recovery
gives notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 11/14/2008,08:00
am at 103 S. Orange Blossom
Trail Orlando, Fl 32805, pursu-
ant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. Hughes Tow-
ing & Recovery reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
ge County Towing & Re- F IIII
ery, Inc. gives Notice of P 5 I
closure o Lien and intent
II these vehicles, 08:00 am
908 N. FORYSTH ROAD CLASSIFIED ADS
ANDO, FL 32807, pursuant
iiRP.Mninn -711' 7A0 nf thAt
oU sUUbsULectIUII I Io.O Uo LIIt e
Florida Statues. Orange Coun-
ty Towing & Recovery, Inc..
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
Auction Date: November 20,
For more info
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As I See It...
A Comment & Study of the Scriptures Remembering George Gano
"I am the vine; you are the branches.
Ifa man remains in-me and in him, he
will bear much fruit; apart from me you
can do nothing."
I was watching TV the other night and hap-
pened to notice a popular fitness company
highlighting a guy in his forties in fabulous
shape. The mid-life bulge had melted away,
revealing six pack abs and anAtlas chiseled
chest that would shame most young men.
As I polished off the last of the chips, the
urgency of getting back in shape became
painfully obvious. There I sat a humbled
member of the flabby majority. Most of us
want to look good, but we simply aren't
willing to pay the price.
When Christ spoke in terms of looking
good it was from the inside out. It's not that
God doesn't care about toned bellies and
firm posteriors, it just a matter of having
healthy priorities. Taking care of the spiri-
tual core trumps any other core that may
need our attention. The world doesn't em-
brace this way of thinking and it's evident
by the evening news...things are out well
out of control. When we bend our will,
towards Christ all the other aspects of our
life come into balance. Something good
begins to happen!
Christ doesn't simply want us to be better
versions of our old self...he wants to trans-
form us into new people. The fruit of this
new life is characterized by love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith-
fulness, gentleness, and self-control. Jesus
is not calling us to act out these qualities
but to actually become them. What would
the world look like if more of us started
abiding in Christ and stopped working so
hard at just looking and acting good? Most
of us aren't willing to pay the price, but
Christ already did....wejust need to remain
in Him and let His spirit do the work with-
From the believers at First Baptist Winter Garden
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
125 E Plant St., Winter Garden
CROWN POINT BAPTIST CHURCH
1333 E. Crown Point Rd.
BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH
671 Beulah Road, Winter Garden
Pastor G. Steve Rice.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
631 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL.
Pastor T.J. Klapperich
(407) 656-3001 -
FIRST ORLANDO AT OCOEE
Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
Meets at Ocoee High School
1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway
Ocoee, FL 34761
Vince Manna, Campus Pastor
STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
611 West. Ave., Ocoee
Pastor Jeff Pritchard
WEST ORANGE BAPTIST
Tubb St., Oakland, FL.,
Pastor Jay Edmonson
WEST ORLANDO BAPTIST &
CHILD DISCOVERY CENTER
1006 E. Crown Pt. Rd.
Winter Garden, FL.
RESURRECTION CATHOLIC CHURCH
Blakeslee & Campbell
Certified Public Accountants, P A.
W. Hwy 50
1211 S. Vineland Rd. OCOEE CHURCH OF GOD INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL
Winter Garden. 407-656-3113 Pastor Thomas Odom
1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH THE CROSSINGS, A COMMUNITY C
407-656-8011 5425 South Apopka-Vineland Rd. Corner of McKinnon Rd. and Laki
Temporarily meeting at
Westbrooke Elementary School
500 Tomyn Blvd., Ocoee
10 A.M. Worship and Groups
CHURCH OF CHRIST
1450 Daniels Rd.
Winter Garden 407-656-2770
9:30 am Worship Gathering
10:45 am Bible Communities
5:00 pm Adult Bible Study
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Roper YMCA. 100 Windermere Rd.
Bible Hr. 9:15am
Worship Serv. 10:30am
Tom Welch Pastor 407-903-1384
SOCIETY OF CLERMONT
Clermont, Fifth and Minneola streets
Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m.
1st Wednesdays 7:30pm
Details: (352) 874-5602
CHURCH OF GOD
CHURCH OF GOD
1001 W. Plant St. Winter Garden -
Sunday School 9:45
Worship 10:30, 6pm.
Wed. Svc. 7:30pm, Youth,
Men's & Women's Ministries.
ST. ANDREWS CATHOLIC CHURCH
(last Saturday of Every Month)
8pm to 11 pm $5.00
Hastings St., Near Kirkman Rd
off West Colonial
Rose Pina/Business Banking Officer
14705 W. Colonial Dr.
OCOEE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
159 Taylor St, Ocoee, FL
Pastor Ron & Sylvia Bates
Sunday 10am & 6pm
Wednesday XLR8 & Bible Study 7pm
Gathers Sundays at 10:05am at
Lake Whitney Elementary School
1351 Windermere Rd.
Come as you are. 407-383-3022
890 Vineland Rd. Winter Garden
407-656-3949 Pastor Jim Crayne
Sunday: 10:30 am & 6:00pm
Wednesday: Family Night 7:00pm
WHERE EVERYONE FEELS LIKE FAMILY
CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH
On the corner of Main St. and Tilden.
Sunday services at 8AM, 9:30AM
11AM & 7:00PM with Sunday School
for all ages at 9:30. Child Care &Youth
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE
4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando,
FL 32819. 1 block south of
Conroy-Windermere Rd. on right.
Sunday Services 8:30am,10:30am.
and 6:30pm. Sunday School for all
ages 9:30am and Children's Chapel at
10:30am. Childcare provided.
Meeting @ Roper YMCA
100 Windermere Rd. Windermere
Hwy 50 1
A I 429
Sunday Family Bible Hour 9:15am
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Tom Welch, Pastor
9:45 AM, Sunday Scnool,
11:00 AM, Worship Service.
CONGREGATION SINAI, CLERMONT
635 West SR. 50, Ste. B
For services info. call 352-243-5353 or
PEOPLE OF FAITH CHURCH
220 Windermere Rd, Winter Garden
Serv. 8:30am & 10:45am
Pastor Rev. Johan Bergh
OCOEE OAKS UMC
201 S. Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL.
8:30am Traditional 10:00am SS
11:00am Contemporary. Monday night
services at 7:00pm. Pastor Ernie Post
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
Traditional 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am
Contemporary 9:30 am & 5:30 pm
AUTO ELECTRIC CO.
S533 W. Plant St
CLERMONT. ORLANDO WINTER GARDEN
BUtler Blvd, 1 mile west of Windermere
Elementary School. 10:30 am Worship
Sunday 9:30am 407-877-8665
Meeting at Dillard St. Elementary
Sunday School 9:00AM, Worship 10:30
Worship on Wed. 7:00 7:30 PM
"Come hear the Gospel"
Rev. Ferdinand Brits
GRACE WORSHIP CENTER
1132 E. Plant St. Winter Garden.
Pastor Rick Faircloth
FAITH FAMILY COMMUNITY
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
305 Beulah Rd, Winter Garden FL 34787
Rev. Rick Page. 877-7735
OAKLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
218 E. Oakland Ave. Oakland, FL
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.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE
Conroy-Windermere Rd. @ Lincoln Ave.
A Community Church 407-656-6044
9:00 am and 10:45 am Worship Service
H wo Ocoee
t LkcBul sBlvd
10:3o AM. Worsip
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
WINDERMERE UNION CHURCH
10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd.
Windermere, FL 34786
407-876-2112 Worship times:
9:00am Traditional Service
11:15am Contemporary Praise Service
10:15am Sunday School for Adults and
Children held between the two services
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