WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver COMMUNITY FORUM ON SCHOOL SAFETYThe community is invited to a school safety community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Windermere High School, 5523 Winter GardenVineland Road, Windermere. The meeting is open to residents of Orange County School Board District 4. Speakers will include a School Board representative, Orange County Sheri Jerry Demings and Jen Styles Williams, of St. Lukes United Methodist Church.YOUR TOWNFREE THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018Ocoee High School Knights o to a hot start. PAGE 17.W.G. leaders approve downtown rezones Rest in peace, little angelCity commissioners approved rezoning about 1.25 acres near downtown Winter Garden.SEE PAGE 4. A distraught family is grateful for Winter Garden funeral director Rob Bittles assistance in making transportation, funeral and burial arrangements for 4-month-old Trinity Murphy Estrada, who died suddenly in Georgia.SEE STORY PAGE 6 102 years of storiesMeet World War II veteran Sandy Saunders. STORY ON PAGE 4. IN BLOOM Voight Foundation, W.O. chamber host 2018 Lotus Gala. SEE PAGE 12 Toy story: Shoes a perfect tMiniature horses get new footwear from Teddy Mountain, a toy company.SEE PAGE 3 REAL ESTATEPulte Homes oers Butler Chain of Lakes living at a new Dr. Phillips project, Phillips Grove. SEE PAGE 23.Amy QuesinberryTanya Murphy Estrada, left, and Debbie Murphy mourn the death of their daughter and granddaughter, Trinity, who died while the parents were tending to a family emergency in Georgia.VOLUME 85, NO. 9 BLACK TIE
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(407) 656-3113.SATURDAY, MARCH 3VAN GOGH LECTURE 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. This lecture will discuss Vincent Van Goghs life and paintings and will delve into the legacy of this impactful artist. Practically unknown during his lifetime and having sold only one painting during his brief career, Van Gogh is now admired as a master of Modern Art. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations can be made at wgart.org or by calling (407) 347-7996. SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Among the events is a presentation at 8:15 by Winter Garden author Norine DworkinMcDaniel, who wrote Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientic Explanations for Utterly Baing Parenting Situations. Her show is a mix of stand-up, cartoon slideshow and comic storytelling. Ages 21 and older. Free for OSC members, $15.95 for others. The link for tickets is osc.org/ SNL. (407) 5142000. MONDAY, MARCH 5JCCF 8TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Enjoy a day of golf and food to benet the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund. Includes light lunch and barbecue pork dinner. A silent auction that is open to the public will take place indoors at the clubhouse. Cost is $110 per player, $400 for a preregistered foursome. Register at jccancerfund.org. (407) 656-6974.THURSDAY, MARCH 8SPRING LAWN TUNEUP 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Join Ed Thralls, residential horticulturist and Master coordinator for the Orange County Master Gar dener Program, as he provides expertise in general education classes on urban horticulture. Cost is $5 per family. Advanced registration is required by calling (407) 254-9200. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Special guest speaker is Michele Rigby Assad, author and former undercover ocer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agencys Directorate of Operations. She trained as a counterterrorism specialist, and after retirement, worked in Iraq with her husband with persecuted Christians. Buet lunch, served at noon, costs $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB CRAZY CARD PARTY 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Lunch, crazy card game, silent auction, raes galore and plenty of laughs and sociability are always the hallmarks of the Windermere Garden Clubs Annual Crazy Card Party fundraiser. Tickets are $25. For information, call Peggy, (407) 876-4239.FRIDAY, MARCH 9FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Molly Holtons acoustic blues. (407) 656-4111. LENTEN FISH FRY 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113. NO LAUGHING MATTER 8 p.m. Fridays, March 9 and 16; 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18. The synopsis of this Mimis Community Theater production: Alexei comes to New York looking for a job when his career as a comedian stalls, and he unwittingly becomes entangled in an FBI operation. The agents believe he is a Russian assassin in cahoots with the sta at the diner, but they couldnt be further from the truth. Je Dunne is the author, and Paul Hamrec is the director. Tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/ybpdl8sd.SATURDAY, MARCH 10DEVICE ADVICE 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 3 Come nd a safe haven for your soul at Haven of Grace Bible ChurchTemporarily meeting at: e Stone Crest Meeting House in the Foxcrest Subdivison 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Sundays at 9:30 and 10:30 am HavenOfGraceBibleChurch.com 407-952-0510 Our Mission is to:Serve the Lord and other saints Transform into the image of Christ E dify one another in love Evangelize with the Gospel of Grace Learn and apply Gods Word Together, through Gods strength, we can become spiritually strong as STEEL. Come grow with us!Friends of Les Feldick 267708 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORThe next time youre out on the West Orange Trail, you just might see a white miniature horse rocking a set of black skull shoes or a brown one strutting her stuff in small, purple sneakers. At Soul Haven Ranch in Winter Garden, there are four miniature horses that either are certified already or in the process of becoming a certified therapy horse. And yes, they do sometimes wear shoes. When the minis are visiting hospitals, nursing homes or elsewhere, they need something on their hooves for both safety and sanitary reasons. The solution at Soul Haven came in the form of small shoes that are actually made for teddy bears. Teddy Mountain, a build-yourown-bear business headquartered in Kissimmee, sells sets of sneak ers for its stuffed animals. These sneakers also fit the mini horses perfectly and they last, too. And on Friday, Feb. 16, Teddy Mountain Chief Production Officer Jenni Green and her daughter, Jordan, hand-delivered eight sets of shoes for the minis.A DIFFERENT KIND OF HORSESHOESusan Nastasi, owner of Soul Haven Ranch, first heard about Teddy Mountains shoes from her cousin, Jodie Diegel, who runs a similar program called Soul Harbour Ranch in Illinois. Diegel had talked previously with Green about using the shoes for her own mini horses. Green decided to sponsor the shoes for the minis at Soul Harbour Ranch. Its probably been a couple of years now that Jodie and I crossed paths at Soul Harbour Ranch, and we had been providing the shoes for their minis and following all of the amazing work they do you know, taking their minis out into the community and helping people, Green said. Then she introduced me to Susan, and the rest is history. We started chatting, and we were so excited to find that there is a Florida connection. We are very proud to sponsor the shoes for Soul Haven and Soul Harbour ranch(es). Prior to Diegel reaching out to her, Green wasnt aware that Teddy Mountain shoes could serve such a purpose. It came as a surprise that the teddy-bear shoes held up so well when used by the horses. We had no idea, Green said. When we got our first call which was from Jodie that was a big surprise to us, like, Our shoes can work for this? Theyre made for teddy bears; we didnt know how well they would last and how well theyd hold up. To find out how well they hold up and that the soles are made well enough that the horse can wear them and do work in them, and that they can sustain the washing, is really cool, Green said. We do toys for children, and we love bringing joy to the kids and such.TEARS OF JOYNastasi and Diegel began talking more about the shoes, and one day Nastasi got the call that Teddy Mountain wanted to sponsor her mini horses, too. After investing in the horses and spending the time to develop relationships with and train them, it was affirmation that her dream of giving back to the community in the form of animal therapy was coming together. When I got the (call) from Jodie, honestly, I actually started crying, Nastasi said. It was really tears of joy, because horses have been my passion my whole life, and to really see all of this coming alive its been a wonderful journey and just the fact that we have the opportunity to go out and serve (is amazing). Even if Teddy Mountain is helping the mission of Soul Haven Ranch in just a small way, Green said, they are happy to be in a position to contribute. Weve seen the joy that the minis bring, Green said. When they (people) look at the shoes and folkss faces light up and they get so excited, thats really the coolest thing for us to see our product being used in a different way and how much joy it brings.Sole providers Build-your-own-bear company Teddy Mountain donated eight sets of shoes to Soul Haven Ranch for its miniature-horse therapy program. Hawkeye, a 9-month-old mini horse, got a hug from owner Susan Nastasi after she nished put ting on his new sneakers.Photos by Danielle HendrixSoul Haven Ranch volunteer Gloria Green, mini horse Shelton, Jordan Green, Soul Haven Ranch owner Susan Nastasi, mini horse Ellie and Teddy Mountain Chief Production Ocer Jenni Green were all smiles.
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Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944WEST ORANGE TIMES The West Orange Times & Observer (USPS 687-120) is published weekly for $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County) by the Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the West Orange Times & Observer, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. CONTACT USThe West Orange Times & Observer is published once weekly, on Thursdays. The West Orange Times & Observer can be found in many commercial locations throughout West Orange County and at our oce. If you wish to subscribe, visit our website, OrangeObserver.com, call (407) 656-2121 or visit our oce, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden.TO ADVERTISEFor display or digital advertising, call (407) 656-2121. For Classieds, call (407) 656-2121.SEND US YOUR NEWSWe want to hear from you. Let us know about your events, celebrations and achievements. To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com.WEST ORANGE TIMES & 2017 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedOrangeObserver.comObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life, Season Magazine and Baldwin Park LivingERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWinter Garden city commissioners approved unanimously the second reading of two ordinances that pertain to property located near downtown Winter Garden. Ordinance 17-22 rezones about 1.25 acres of property located at 304, 310 and 314 W. Bay St., in addition to 419, 429, 439 and 455 W. Plant St., from Residential (R-2) and Central Commercial (C-1) to Planned Commercial Development (PCD). Ordinance 17-23 changes the future land-use designation of about 1.01 acres of property at 304, 310 and 314 W. Bay St., as well as 439 and 455 W. Plant St., from Low-Density Residential to Traditional Downtown. City Manager Mike Bollhoefer said the rezoning opens up more possibilities for the area as the rezoning will allow for residential and/or commercial (businesses) with limitations based on the zone rules. Its very common in a lot of smaller cities, Bollhoefer said. Whats on there now are just single-family homes and residential. The (new) zoning allows for options. Bollhoefer said the owners requested to rezone the property. As the city is growing, it (rezoning) makes more sense than the current zoning (of the property), Bollhoefer said. Community Development Director Steve Pash said there are no plans yet for the property after the rezoning and changing the land-use designation. I dont know whats going to become of it, Pash said. The owners just requested (rezoning) it. I dont know if theyre going to sell it or what. Commissioner Lisa Bennett abstained from voting on the ordinances because she works for a company that manages property on the land. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved unanimously the second reading of a rezoning ordinance that allows for the construction of an 18.25-acre commercial development. The site is located at 14120 W. Colonial Drive and will have 84,500 square feet of commercial/retail space. Commissioner Mark Maciel recused himself from voting because he is involved with the project. Commissioners approved unanimously a site plan for Kingdom Strollers, 730 Garden Commerce Parkway. Kingdom Strollers repairs and maintains the rental strollers available at the Disney parks. City Manager Mike Bollhoefer announced progress is being made regarding the annexation of land located in unincorporated Orange County and near the city of Winter Garden. Were in the process now of annexing two pretty large tracts of land and one smaller tract, Bollhoefer said. The largest one is on the east side of Winter Garden, the other piece of land is on the corner of Division Street and Hennis Road. Its a fairly large piece. Commissioners and meet ing attendees were introduced to new Assistant City Manager of Public Services Jon Williams, who started his position on Feb. 15. Its a true honor, privilege and pleasure to be a part of team Winter Garden, Williams said. Its a great place to work.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORSandy Saunders always has a story to tell. And at 102 years of age, there are plenty of stories after more than 10 decades of living. The Winter Garden resident believes his deceased grandfather helped him escape death when he served in the British Army during World War II. He then arrived in America on the RMS Queen Mary during its maiden voyage as a luxury ocean liner following the war. Saunders has been a Boy Scout leader. He has amassed six trophies for his artwork and seven for his dance moves. He can play the piano. He has an annual Disney pass. He takes frequent cruises.A BORN STORYTELLERSamuel Sandy Saunders came into this world with a readymade story to tell. He was born Feb. 29, 1916, in London, and the 102-year-old Leap Year baby likes to tell everyone he has had only 25-and-one-half birthdays. He grew up on the third floor of a three-story house; his father operated the ground-floor barbershop, and his mother ran the beauty salon on the second level. By the time he was 11, he was prepping the men for their weekend shave or haircut. At 13, Londons age limit for attending school, Saunders was a full-blown barber and hairdresser. Four years later, he was a makeup artist and hairdresser with Universal Pictures. That career was cut short when Saunders was drafted into the British Army. He knew first aid, so he was put in charge of recording the medical history of all the recruits. One day he saw a notice for kitchen help, and he eventually ran the kitchen as a first-class cook. When I spoke to my mother at the time, she said, At least you know something about cooking so you wont be on the front line, Saunders said. By 1942, he was sailing from Greenock, Scotland, to Egypt with 9,999 other soldiers, many of them sleeping in hammocks on this 2,000-passenger ship.THE WAR YEARSSaunderss mind remains sharp at 102, and he can recall most of his war experiences: a half-day stop in Sierra Leone, a trip up the Red Sea to Cairo before being transported into the desert for the El Alamein campaign against Germany. The troops traveled through the deserts to Tunisia and onto a barge headed for Italy, all the while fighting the Germans. As they made their way through Italy, Saunders read another notice addressed to Jewish personnel who wanted to join the Jewish brigade. Being of the Jewish faith, I decided it would be boys like myself, but it did not turn out to be boys like myself, he said. It turned out to be boys from Middle East, Romania, Palestine who joined the British Army. When someone was needed to translate from Hebrew to English, Saunders was summoned. One story he likes to tell is the day the British Army trucks drove into Germany with the Star of David painted on the side. They wanted to show the Germans that you cant kill the Jews, he said matter-of-factly. On another assignment, he and his men overran a German ammunition dump. The first thing in your mind is, I have to get a souvenir, he said. I picked up a shell, 12 inches long. I started to undo the wing, and a voice said to me in Jewish, Throw it away. I looked around and didnt see anybody so I kept on. Again, the voice said, Throw it away. This time, I said to the other boys, Get down behind something. Im going to throw this and see what happens. It exploded. Saunders remembered his mother telling him before he went to war that his grandfather, who had died, would look over him and take care of him. I believe he kept me safe, Saunders said. From then on, I stayed out of the dump. Saunders was in Brussels, Belgium, when peace was declared in 1945. He was discharged from the Army as a sergeant after six years of service and sent home.BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFEWhen Saunders returned to London, his familys beauty parlor had been destroyed by German rockets. The family established another salon in a different part of London, and Saunders was to be in charge of it. But first he wanted to go to beauty school to hone his skills. After showing the professor what he could do, the teacher offered Saunders a job as an instructor. One-and-one-half years later, Saunders was getting the itch to travel, and his mother suggested he come to the United States and stay with his mothers family. He arrived on the Queen Mary and worked several jobs as a hair dresser. While attending a party, he met Belle, who he would later marry. Their marriage began on New Years Day 1949 and lasted 57 years. They had two children. The last time Saunders saw London was in 1964, when he and Belle visited his parents. On their return trip aboard the Queen Mary, they sailed under the VerrazanoNarrows Bridge, which was under construction. Saunders met his second wife, Elba, at a senior center dance in Brooklyn; they were married in 2011. He spends his time painting and dancing and taking cruises. He likes to take his boat out on the lake. He puts together puzzles. He keeps a positive outlook and said he probably will live another 17 years. He loves telling jokes. I like to see people happy, he said. Unfortunately, you cant walk up to everyone and tell them to take the chip off their shoulder. You look at people younger than myself, you look at the elderly people, they walk around just waiting to die. I take each day as it comes, good, bad or indifferent.World War II veteran celebrates 102nd birthdayWinter Garden resident Sandy Saunders, who served in the British Army, has plenty of stories to tell. Amy QuesinberrySamuel Sandy Saunders received numerous medals for his service in the British Army in World War II.Rezones pave way for future development
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ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITEROcoee voters learned more about the candidates running for the Ocoee City Commission districts 2 and 4 seats Monday, Feb. 26, at the Ocoee Political Forum, hosted by the Womans Club of Ocoee. The election is set for Tuesday, March 13. Voters will cast their ballots at the Womans Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Drive, for District 2, and at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road, for District 4. District 2 candidates are challenger and retired Ocoee Police Sgt. Robert Rivera and incumbent Rosemary Wilsen, who is running for her fourth three-year term. In District 4, challenger George Oliver III is running his second race against incumbent Joel Keller, who is seeking his fifth three-year term as a commissioner. The candidates debated a number of topics, including political experience, term limits and balancing development with preserving the citys charm. To keep the small-town image, I dont think its the large growth, Rivera said. I think its what kind of businesses are you bringing here, (and) what kind of business do you keep? Wilsen said she is excited about the way the city has handled its growth so far. Were keeping trucks out of neighborhoods, she said. Thats how you maintain your smalltown atmosphere, keep the businesses to one side. This is positive growth, and this is what we need in Ocoee. Oliver also said keeping businesses within certain areas of the city is important to maintaining the citys small-town atmosphere and added the city also should consider infrastructure as it continues to grow. He sug gested working with developers to help out with road infrastructure improvements. The thing we have to look at are those small (road) arteries, Oliver said. The growth is fine, but we might want to slow it down just a little bit and look at the infrastructure. Keller said citizen input is key. Part of that is how you go about designing it; what you do with planning (and) what you do with zoning, Keller said. With planning and zoning is how you keep that charm with the city. We need involved people (with planning). The candidates also were asked for their thoughts on city commissioners having a twoterm limit. I whole-heartedly believe in term limits, Oliver said. Theres no need for someone to be sitting in these (city commission) seats to die in these seats. Although Wilsen is running for her fourth term, she said she was not opposed to term limits. I dont intend to be 85 years old and sitting up here, Wilsen said. But I want to see what we started finished. Keller said he thinks a twoterm limit would not afford a commissioner enough time to get adjusted to the position. It takes a period of time just to get familiar with what youre doing, Keller said. Six years is not a lot of time, really, for someone to be up here. By the time you learn whats going on, youre going to be out. Rivera said it is up to the voters to decide how long a commissioner should stay in office. I give credit more to the voters (because) if they want you out, they can vote you out, Rivera said. I give credit to the voters to (have) no term limits and have their say.Ocoee candidates tackle questions at city forumAttendees heard from Ocoee City Commission District 2 incumbent Rosemary Wilsen and challenger Robert Rivera, and District 4 incumbent Joel Keller and challenger George Oliver III. CORRECTIONIn the Feb. 22 article, Meet the candidates, Ocoee commission, two of the candidates were featured under the wrong seat header. Robert Rivera is running for District 2, and George Oliver III is running for District 4. We regret the error.
6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 JO BARSH For General Admission ticket holders, snack foods, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. VIP admission includes parking, dinner, beer, wine and indoor restrooms at Tanner Hall. SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH | 6:30AT NEWTON PARK, WINTER GARDEN General Admission $1 5(Children under 10 Free Admission)VIP Tickets $75 All proceeds benet charities supported by the Rotary Club of Winter GardenBring a Blanket and enjoy an outside concert under the starsInstrument petting zoo for children will begin at 4:30 PM For additional information contact Observer Media Group offices at 407-656-2121. 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It was Rob Bittle, of Collison Carey (Hand Funeral Home), who extended his heart and hand to help get us through this with the loss of my granddaughter, Debbie Murphy said. He was so wonderful to my daughter, Tanya. Bittle said his heart went out to the family when he received the call for assistance. We just helped get her baby girl from Atlanta back here and had a service for her, he said. Anytime someones in that situation, you just cant help but feel for them. Its the worst situation to be in. In funeral service, we see about everything, but this is the worst, seeing a little kid like that. With Bittles help, Trinity was flown back to Orlando. Pastor J.V. Sullivan and his wife, Carletta, arranged a special service at their church, Southside Christian Fellowship, on Ninth Street in Winter Garden.TRAGEDY STRIKESThe family of five David and Tanya Estrada and their two sons and daughter had traveled to Augusta, Georgia, to visit Tanyas uncle, who was ill. They were staying in a hotel, and Trinity was sleeping with her parents because their car had been too full of luggage to include the playpen. Tanya said David checked on Trinity at 11:30 p.m. and she was fine; one-and-a-half hours later, she wasnt breathing. After hollering to Tanya, he ran to the front desk to call 911 and hurried back to the room to start CPR. Tanya remembers hearing her 9and 10-year-old sons crying and saying, Daddy, we dont want our sister to die. The emergency crew arrived and continued CPR in the ambulance, David right next to his daughter, but she couldnt be revived. I didnt get to hold her, Tanya said. After she passed, they wouldnt let us hold her. We could only hug her. The last time I got to hold her I was putting her to bed.ITS A GIRLTrinitys name had been picked out decades ago, when her mother was a little girl and had a baby doll named Trinity. Davids side of the family has mostly nephews, so he was thrilled to hear he was having a girl last year. He grew up Catholic and always prayed with the boys, Tanya said. He prayed and finished with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit the trinity. So it fit in with her name the way that he prayed. When Trinity was born, D.J. was at the hospital, too, waiting in the restroom until the birth. He was messaging with his aunt everything he could hear from the bathroom, Tanya said. He said, I can hear her now; shes here, shes here. She already sounds so perfect. I just want to go out there and see her. D.J. and his younger brother, Jordan, 9, both loved their sister, but D.J. never left her side, their mother said. The family has been Family grateful for local funeral home HOW TO HELPDebbie Murphy has set up a GoFundMe account to help her daughter and son-in-law raise enough money to purchase a headstone and have it engraved for their 4-month-old babys gravesite in the Winter Garden Cemetery. Donations can be made to gofundme/trinitysheadstone.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 7 253408 THE INVESTMENT OF A LIFETIME 267304 comforted by the many photos and videos D.J. took in her four months of life.BRINGING TRINITY HOMEBittle and Pastor Sullivan knew the family because they previously had handled Tanyas grandmothers funeral arrangements. The funeral director was able to have Trinity home on a Friday, and the family held her service the next Tuesday. Rob suggested things and gave me recommendations on everything from flowers to everything, Tanya said. Thats what I loved about him. He made us feel more peaceful. Trinity Murphy Estrada is bur ied in Winter Garden Cemetery, near Tanyas great-great-grandmother. To ensure their baby wont rest alone, Tanya and David are purchasing gravesites on either side of her. We dont want her out there by herself, Tanya said. For now, Trinitys gravesite has a small wooden fence on either side with her name written on one of the pickets. A temporary paper marker with her name on it distinguishes it from the hundreds of other graves in the cemetery. Tanyas mother set up a GoFundMe account to help the couple raise money for a permanent headstone. Tanya would like a heart-shaped marker with Trinitys photo on the front and a short message, maybe Our little angel or Rest in peace, little angel. She is working on a short poem shed like engraved on the back, next to an angel. It was amazing how everyone came together, Tanya said. I didnt expect all that. My husband and I thought we were going to be going through this alone. Amy Quesinberry
8 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 268230 CITY OF OCOEE NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC AUCTIONS TO DISPOSE OF SURPLUS VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT, AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSHOSTED BY: GEORGE GIDEON AUCTIONEERS, INC. 2753 N. HWY 441 ZELLWOOD, FL 32798 (407) 886-2211 www.ggauctionsonline.com Items may be inspected at Gideon Auctioneers: During Business Hours from 9:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 9:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M. for vehiclesCHECK THE CITYS WEBSITE WWW.OCOEE.ORG FOR A COMPLETE SURPLUS PROPERTY LIST OR OBTAIN A COPY FROM THE CITY HALL FRONT DESK VoteJoel F. Kellerfor Ocoee District 4 Commissioner on March 13, 2018Paid for by Joel F Keller for Commissioner District 4 268231 Paid 2016 property taxes Paid 2017 property taxes Attended public input sessions for downtown improvements Attends Commission meetings YES YES YESNO NO NOYESMy opponent made 1 meeting in 6 yearsMEMY OPPONENT 268252INVITATION TO BIDThe Collage Companies, Construction Manager, is currently seeking subcontractor bids for the upcoming Lakeshore Center Expansion Project for the City of Ocoee. Subcontractors may visit the Collage Sub Room for more information at www.collage-usa.com/subcontractors. Subcontractor bids are dueMarch 2, 2018 at 11:00AM.Contact Keith Kolakowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for bid documents or more information.CGC020810 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORIts not every day that a Solar Bears hockey player visits elementary students in their classrooms to read to them. But Foundation Academy students in kindergarten through fifth grade enjoyed that special treat Monday, Feb. 19, when six Solar Bears players visited to kick off the Lower Schools third annual Real Men Read event. The Real Men Read program is the brainchild of fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Douglass, who came up with the idea a few years ago while she was teaching at another school. The whole purpose behind this is young boys see their moms and their female teachers because there really arent a whole lot of male teachers in elementary schools were the ones pushing them to read, so they get this skewed idea that reading is a girl thing, Douglass said. We have invited dads, grandpas, uncles, cousins, teachers, husbands and those (people) in (along) with the Solar Bear players to show them that men read, that they enjoy reading, theyre good at it and its not just a girl thing, its an everybody thing. Its especially exciting for the fifth-grade students, because theyre the only ones who get the playerss autographs. One of the fifth-grade field trips is to a Solar Bears game, so going from seeing the players from a distance to meeting them is a highlight of the school year. Now to bring them face-toface and listen to them read and listen to their stories and every thing, they make a friend, almost, Douglass said. Theyre really excited that theyre here. And they (Solar Bears) get a kick out of this, and when they leave, when the kids go to a Solar Bears game or we see them out and about sometimes around Orlando, they go, I know you, you came to my school! It makes that kind of celebrity con nection, and its so much fun. Solar Bears defenseman Sean Zimmerman added its always fun to meet the kids and watch their reactions to the books the players read to them. As funny as it sounds, were put in a position where we can have an effect on (peoples) lives, and I think thats pretty important, he said. I love interacting with kids however possible, so its a fun day. Real men readSix Orlando Solar Bears players encouraged elementary students at Foundation Academy in their reading habits.Sean Zimmerman was excited to read to the students.Photos by Danielle HendrixJoe Perry showed kindergartners the pictures in the book he read to them.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 BLACK TIE ORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Heart of Florida United Way: Women United Luncheon. 11 Voight Foundation & W.O. Chamber: Lotus Gala. 12-13 A love ly evening DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR N ot many people can say theyve dined in the presence of a Tyrannosaurus rex except for those who attended Innovation Montessori Ocoees Share the Love gala. Held Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Orlando Science Center, the annual gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Innovation Montessori and brings together hundreds of parents and supporters for a night where inspiration and innovation meet generosity. But this years gala stands out, because its the first to take place since students and faculty officially transitioned to a new, 18-acre campus in Ocoee. Funds from last years gala largely aided in funding a high-quality play ground on the site, as well as other innovations. With the big funding last year, we were able to purchase our primary playground, mostly with funds from this gala and other capital campaign things, said Sherilyn Moore, president of the schools board of directors. So pretty much all the proceeds from last year went into the site which is the human hamster wheel and all the other bells and whistles that we have there, this helped fund it. Money raised at this years Share the Love gala will help fund a picnic area and water fountains at Innovation Montessori Ocoee. Chareme Ortiz, Qiana Hinds, Natalia Peuschold and Monique Hinds looked stunning. Richard Moreno, executive director for Building Hope, and wife, Paisly, enjoyed their evening. Bruce and Christine Marin, Stacey and Ryan Williams and Dr. Matt Roe and wife, Nadine, were a good-looking group. J.W. and Heather Webb and Tiany and Nick Debnath struck their best pose. SEE SHARING PAGE 10
10 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 ASSISTED LIVING: THE MUSICALSATURDAY Dont miss this hilarious one-act Vaudevillian musical review that Its like Lawrence Welk on nitrous oxide. rfntbn t 257432 267685 Although students and teachers are settled in and enjoying the new school site, there is still work to be done. Proceeds from this years gala will help fund a picnic pavilion and outdoor water fountains. The picnic pavilion is a big one, because we want to have an outdoor place where the kids can have lunch and sit by the pond and maybe have events there, Moore said. Then we have these outdoor water fountains with the water-bottle (fillers). Were so excited because we have this beautiful playground but (then) everybody gets thirsty. The picnic pavilion is like $38,000, so thats a big chunk for us. Theres lots of other needs but those are some of the top projects. Innovation Montessoris goal is to educate the whole child, including cognitive, physical and social skills. Moore said students are encouraged to be stewards of both the environment and the future, and watching them experience everything the new campus has to offer has been both refreshing and magical. Here, they walk out back and they see four-and-a-half acres of the nature preserve behind them, Moore said. The biggest thing for me is when Im there and see these students just loving and enjoying the natural environment. They are making it their own. Youll see a kid over there sitting on one of the tree benches reading a book at playtime. Theyre walking this beautiful labyrinth, and its just an extraordinary moment for them to be calm and peaceful in nature, she said. Theyre really embracing this on their own: No ones telling them, Go appreciate that tree. Theyre able to really walk the walk that we want them to walk. Also new to the gala this year was guest speaker Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect, which aligns in many ways with the Montessori method. In fact, Moore said, the school and community took a page from his book in taking disparate things and putting them together in their case, combining nature and technology. Its really important for us to always innovate and grow, she said. The reason why we are named Innovation Montessori is to honor the traditions of Montessori that works best for education, but also to keep innovating so the children are able to be inspired and they can continue to learn and continue to reach higher. Its important for us to be able to share that magic of innovation. Paul and Jenni Smith, Troy Hammond, Alison Franks and Libardo Lambrano enjoyed some light bites.Sharing the loveCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 11 ORLANDO BALLETS FIRSTFAMILY WEEKEND Arcadian BroadsPURCHASE ADancers: Kate-Lynn Robichaux (USA), Daniel Benavides (USA) Photography by Michael Cairns 2018 20 18 DrPhillipsCenter.org 844.513.2014 OrlandoBallet.org LIVE MUSICby Arts & Cultural Affairs REAL BLACK TIE Heart of Florida United Way Women United Luncheon Hundreds of women gathered Thursday, Feb. 22, for an afternoon of food, networking and supporting education and literacy initiatives during the Women United Luncheon. Held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, the luncheon is an event held by the Heart of Florida United Way organization, Central Floridas largest supporter of local healthand human-service agencies. All proceeds from the luncheon will benet Women Uniteds education and literacy initiatives, such as funding digital libraries for three dierent schools. DANIELLE HENDRIX Je Hag ward, president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, brought McKayla on stage to talk about her love for reading. Giselle Allen, Brittany Cooke and Nancy Pazos Mae Ashby and Charmaine DeGlas enjoyed catching up with each other. Lisa Hultquist, Liefke Myers, Laureen Martinez, Jill Swidler, Sheena Fowler and Tracy Turk coordinated in pink and black. Left: Keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her newest book, The Hello Girls.
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Installation of new turf underway at West Orange SPORTSMARCH 1, 2018 Senior Daniel Garcia helped Foundation Academy soccer team have breakout season. Page 18.1 Legacy Highs Justin LaGasse pitched a nohitter for the Eagles Feb. 23 in an 11-0 victory against Faith Christian. LaGasse struck out seven hitters in the game, which was ve innings because of the 10-run rule. Legacy is 3-0 this season.2 The CFCA boys basketball team was dominant in the FHSAA Class 2A Regional Seminals Feb. 22, defeat ing Vero Beachs Masters Academy 85-32. The win set up a rematch of last years regional nal. The Eagles hosted Florida Prep Feb. 27 after press time, with a trip to Lakeland on the line. The result is available at Observer Preps.com.3 The West Orange boys basketball team rallied from a halftime decit to defeat the host University Cougars Feb. 22, 73-62. K.J. Simon scored a teamhigh 16 points to lead the Warriors. West Orange faced Boone Feb. 27 in the regional seminals, after press time. The result is available at Observer Preps.com.4 The West Orange girls basketball teams season concluded Feb. 20 in the FHSAA Class 9A, Region 1 Seminals. The Warriors fell to Colonial 64-47. West Orange ended the season with a record of 24-5.5 The Windermere High softball team won its rst two games in program history last week against Wekiva and Olympia to improve to 2-1 this spring. Photos and a recap of the Wolverines win against the Titans are available at ObserverPreps.com. HIGH5 After more than five months without a home field for several programs at West Orange High, an end may be in sight. Installation of a new syntheticturf playing surface at Raymond Screws Field began Feb. 13 with the removal of the former turf field. That playing surface was damaged during Hurricane Irma last September when a stadium light fell onto the area of the field near the visitors sideline. The light shattered and left glass shards embedded into the turf. It was considered dangerous we tried to clean it up, and there was still glass in the field, West Orange Athletic Director Jerry Shafer said. Obviously, OCPS is looking out for the best interests of the student-athletes, so we just couldnt have anyone on that side of field, period. The school also had to replace all four stadium light poles as a result of the storm two fell dur ing Irma, and a third was considered unstable. STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORThe synthetic-turf playing surface at Raymond Screws Field was damaged during Hurricane Irma last fall. SEE TURF PAGE 18 Steven Ryzewski Steven RyzewskiCrews began work on removing the turf at West Orange High Feb. 13. Ocoee High baseball sweeps opening weekThe Ocoee Knights baseball team has raced out to a 3-0 start to the 2018 season, sweeping all three teams it faced in its Ocoee Invitational round-robin tournament last week. After first defeating Wekiva and Edgewater by a combined score of 17-1, the Knights completed their strong opening week by rallying past Windermere Prep in a Satur day morning showdown Feb. 24. Ocoee let an early 2-0 lead slip away, surrendering three runs to the Lakers in the top of the fourth inning, but the Knights bounced back and used a five-run fifth inning to help earn a 9-4 victory. In the past, we would have started doubting ourselves, head coach Bobby Brewer said, reflecting on when his team squandered its early lead. These guys here, they dont doubt themselves theyre a scrappy team and they STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORCompeting in their Ocoee Invitational Tournament last week, the Knights defeated Wekiva, Edgewater and Windermere Prep to start the 2018 season.SEE BASEBALL PAGE 18Steven RyzewskiOcoee Highs Ryan Lattner tags out a baserunner for Windermere Prep Feb. 24. Lattner was named most valuable player of the Ocoee Invitational. Its Sunday morning in Central Florida, and although many around the region are in brickand-mortar churches, the men who compete for Real Winter Garden are in a different kind of church on the soccer pitch. The organizations top team, Real Winter Garden SC, is play ing a road game at Barber Park in Orlandos Conway area in the Central Florida Soccer Leagues Mens Open Premiere division. One step down, in the leagues Mens Open Division 1, the Real Winter Garden Kings host Atletico Rumba FC in a home game at the West Orange Soccer Complex. Joining the RWG Kings playing a home game at the West Orange Soccer Complex is the organizations Mens Over 30 division team, the Real Winter Garden it REALReal Winter Garden, an amateur soccer organization based out of Winter Garden, has grown from one team to three since its inception in 2014.KeepingSteven RyzewskiBradlee Hollowell and the rest of Real Winter Garden SC played Spartans SC Feb. 25 at Barber Park in Orlando. SEE SOCCER PAGE 18 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR
18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Crazy Gang, which took on Malzooks. They play in different divisions, but all three teams play serious soccer. Real Winter Garden was started in 2014 by Cristian Guare, a Winter Gar den resident since 2002. After playing for a handful of teams in the league for roughly a decade, Guare got the itch to create something of his own. I guess I was just in the league for so long, and I wanted to see how it feels to actually run a team myself, Guare said. The name Real Winter Garden was both a nod to Guares place of residence and his favorite soccer team: Real Madrid. The inaugural team for Real Winter Garden competed in the Open Division 1 and had 22 players. As more players became interested in joining the team, it became apparent that one Real Winter Garden team would not be enough. A second team was added in 2015, with a third addition in 2016. Across its three teams, Real Winter Garden currently has 75 players competing this spring, with Guare estimating that roughly one-third reside in West Orange. He credits the growth of the club to its culture. Its the culture that we have for the players its a winning culture, but I also believe in having organized fun, Guare said. Lets do it in an organized way with the right coaching and the right players, putting the players in the right spot to be successful. The league in which Real Winter Garden competes the Central Florida Soccer League traces its roots back to 1965. Originally the Orange Soccer Club, the organization was rebranded to its current moniker in 1969. The CFSL currently has more than 110 teams across 12 divisions, including coed and womens divisions. The leagues Mens Open Premiere division includes several high-level players. Real Winter Garden SC, for instance, includes five players who played in college. Players in the Premiere division often have professional or semipro experience, too, either domestically or internationally. Teams from the CFSLs Premiere division have played in tournaments outside of the league that include professional teams, including from Major League Soccer. The games in CFSL may technically be recreational, but the players take them seriously. Real Winter Garden teams have enjoyed some success in their relatively young existence: the Kings won a championship in 2017. In addition to games on Sundays, players often play pickup soccer during the week. Guare said he spends sev eral hours each week working on the organization and hopes it continues to grow. In addition to coaching the Division 1 team and playing for the Over 30 team, he coordinates with Luis Ayala, who coaches the Premiere team. 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JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 years.www.blairjohnsonlaw.com267428 www.westorangehabitat.org267701Spring cleaning this weekend?Donate your gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances and more to the ReStore!Call (407)905-0406 for FREE pick-up or bring smaller items to the ReStore 13369 West Colonial Drive( between 9th and Dillard Street, behind Taco Bell in Winter Garden)Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday How proud are you of the season that the team had? Im really proud. We had a young group, and a lot of people said that we wouldnt be able to do it. But we went undefeated in district, won the district title and (went) the farthest that the program has gone at Foundation. What was different about this years team? We were more like a family. ... If somebody got hurt, another player would step up. Which game this season was the most memorable? The district semifinals against International Community School. It was a hard game, and we fought it was our first penalty-kick shootout. We were able to make all of our penalty kicks, and it was just a good victory. How long have you been playing the game? Ive been playing soccer since I was 4 my grandfather used to play. Ive loved it ever since. Who is your all-time favorite soccer player? Ricardo Kak, the Brazilian player who came to Orlando City (Soccer Club). Ive been watching him since I was 6 or 7 years old. Did you get to see him play or meet him while he played for SPORTS SPOTLIGHTThe Foundation Academy boys soccer team had its best season to date last winter and made it all the way to the regional nal. Senior goalkeeper Daniel Garcia was a big part of the Lions success. Garcia had 127 saves in goal, while also scoring ve goals and dishing out three assists while out on the eld as a midelder.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSDaniel GarciaOrlando City? I got to meet him and watch him play. I met him after a game, I was waiting out in line. It was a dream come true to get to meet your favorite player ever. Who has been your favorite teacher at Foundation? I would say Pastor Keith Yar borough, the Bible teacher. Hes always been there for me, and when I have questions, I can go and talk to him. Whos your favorite super hero? Iron Man. With the suit, hes super good, and without it, hes got a bunch of money and a lot of nice cars. I like his ego. Which movie featuring Ironman is your favorite? I would say Civil War with Captain America. I liked the whole plot the fighting and how they brought all the characters into it. Whats your favorite meal? Its a Spanish meal called bandeja paisa. Its a Colombian meal, and it has rice and beans, a big piece of steak, an egg I love it. Its something my grandma makes. How excited are you for the future of the program? Im really excited for the program. Its a young team, and theyre going to get way better, especially with the coaching staff we have. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SoccerFROM PAGE 17The process of replacing the lights and replacing the field has been handled at the district level by Orange County Public Schools, and Shafer complimented the district on its response. The time lost since the storm has meant relocating home games in several sports to away games including football. That meant a decrease in rev enue; ticket sales are an impor tant source of funds for highschool athletic departments. Other sports impacted include boys and girls soccer in the winter, as well as boys and girls lacrosse and girls flag football in the spring. Shafer is hesitant to commit to a timeline for when the field will be ready, noting that several factors could delay completion. But he said he is hopeful spring sports will be able to salvage a home game or two. Im hoping we can get some senior nights in for lacrosse and flag football, Shafer said. The in-between time without a field has meant no home games including on senior night for football and soccer. Noting that relocating games is not only an inconvenience on West Oranges end, but also on that of the school that hosts the games, Shafer praised his colleagues at other OCPS schools. Ive realized how well some of these athletic directors work with each other, Shafer said. Ive seen schools step up and give us an opportunity to make (our senior nights) special. And despite the adversity that the Warriors have faced across several sports, the on-the-field results have been above average across the board. The kids at West Orange are adaptive they roll with it, Shafer said. They deal with it and make the best of it. Our programs are still pretty good, and were playing 100% of games on the road.TurfFROM PAGE 17keep playing. Ryan Lattner was named the events most valuable player, earning two wins on the mound for Ocoee one of which came Saturday, in relief and driving in three runs at the plate. The Knights hope to carry their strong start over into next week, when they open district play against Ocalas Forest High March 6. Before that, though, they faced rival West Orange Feb. 27 in a game that took place after press time. Ocoee, which made the play offs for the first time in program history last season, is hoping to build around continuity and familiarity this spring. Weve done a lot of playing together during the summer time which a lot of highschool teams actually dont do anymore, Brewer said. Weve done that a lot here at Ocoee, and I think you see that we play well together. 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22 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 www. OrangeObserver.com/CalendarSEARCH FIND POST Looking for local events to attend? Want us to inform the public about your local event?Visit Our Community Calendar Today! 268247 WEATHER ONLINE See other winning photos at OrangeObserver.comI LOVE WEST ORANGEWinter Garden resident Suzi Shirley submitted this beautiful photo, which she calls Sailing Away. I took this picture when I was on my lunch break down at Lake Apopka in Winter Garden enjoying the beautiful weather, she said. The West Orange Times and Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured and receive a $20 prize. To enter, email your photo, along with your name, city and a caption, to amyq@ orangeobserver. com; put I Love West Orange in the subject line. Please include your mailing address to receive your prize. YEAR TO DATE: 2018 2.18 in. 2017 2.96 in. FEB. TO DATE: 2018 .33 in. 2017 .88 in. THURSDAY, MAR. 1High: 88 Low: 63 Chance of rain: 10%FRIDAY, MAR. 2High: 78 Low: 54 Chance of rain: 0%SATURDAY, MAR. 3High: 74 Low: 52 Chance of rain: 0%SUNDAY, MAR. 4High: 74 Low: 52 Chance of rain: 0% Tuesday, Feb. 20 0.00 Wednesday, Feb. 21 0.00 Thursday, Feb. 22 0.00 Friday, Feb. 23 0.00 Saturday, Feb. 24 0.00 Sunday, Feb. 25 0.00 Monday, Feb. 26 0.00 SUNRISE / SUNSET Sunrise Sunset Thursday, March 1 6:52a 6:26p Friday, March 2 6:51a 6:26p Saturday, March 3 6:50a 6:27p Sunday, March 4 6:49a 6:28p Monday, March 5 6:48a 6:28p Tuesday, March 6 6:46a 6:29p Wednesday, March 7 6:45a 6:30pMOON PHASES RAINFALL FORECAST March 9 Last March 1 Full March 17 New March 24 First 3-1-8 rfrfrfntbt r frn tbrr n rr t trr tt tr tn trrr trr r t tnn r trr r rrrn rn frnrr rn rnr tbrr r rr f rn rnn r r frrr nrn r rr fr rnr frrn frrn fr frr ffbrr rn rr r rrr rrr r trr brnr r rr rrnr trr ttn t tn tn rn tr tr tf t tt nrn tbr rn trr r rnr rn f r t rn r f tf r rrrn brnrr frrr brn rr t b r r rrr r r rnrn fr r trn r r rnr tnr rn brr fr fr ftr f frrr frnr r t r r rr fbrn rnrr rn r fr r rnrr r t r rrr frrr r t trrt nt t rt r fntbtntt nt r rr r rr r r r r rf
267308 1st Place winner 2016 GOBA Parade of Homes 1st Place winner 2016 HBA Parade of Homes Florida Green Building Coalition Member and Platinum Level BuilderBUILDING ON YOUR LOT, OAKLAND PARK & BLUE SPRING RESERVEVISIT OUR WEBSITE or CALL FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.jjbuilding.com 407-476-7520BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1976 AWARDS HOUSE + HOMETHURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018A slice of paradise Phillips Grove, Pulte Homes newest community in Dr. Phillips, oers a rare opportunity: a new home on the Butler Chain of Lakes. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWest Orange-area homebuyers soon will have more housing options to consider in the Dr. Phillips area. Builder and developer Pulte Homes introduced recently Phillips Grove, a new estate-home community that will oer 229 home sites priced from $500,000 to $2 million near Apopka-Vineland Road and Buena Vista Boulevard.SEE PAGE 24Buyers will be able to choose from myriad nishes as they customize their new home.Courtesy of Pulte HomesPre-sales for the home sites have begun, and the grand opening is set for April. Model homes will be available to tour.
24 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 www.Century21BlueSky.com New Windermere office in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center:7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road #116 Windermere, FL 34786Facebook.com/Century21Celebration Twitter: https://twitter.com/C21BlueSkyFL Instagram @C21BlueskyRealtyGroup LinkedIn:Century21BlueSkyRealtyGroup rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf f rfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf frfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f BLUE SKY REALTY GROUP Offices in Celebration and WindermereMulti-Lingual OfficesToll Free 1-877-YOUR C21Property Management Line 407-566-9382 8101 Resort Village Drive Unit #3506 Lake Buena Vista Resort 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,060 Sq Ft Offered at $210,000 MLS# S4854310 7526 Seven Eagles Way, #T82 Townhome with Golf Course View in Reunion 3 Bed/3 Bath/2,124 Sq Ft Oered at $218,000 MLS#O5544140 10255 Meadow BrookBrand New Rental Listing New Construction in Waterleigh 4 Bed/3.5 Bath/2500 Sq Ft Oered at $2,400/month MLS# S4855233 8766 The Esplanade, #23 Remodeled Condo in Orlando 3 Bed/2.5 Bath/2,700 Sq Ft Offered at $379,900 MLS# O5536047 7395 Universal Unit #606 Point Orlando Resort 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,056 Sq Ft Offered at $315,000 MLS# S4843907 6210 Roseate Spoonbill Dr.Pool Home in Windermere 4 Bed/3.5Bath/3,134 Sq Ft Offered at $517,999 MLS# O5556376 3736 Manteo Circle Luxury Home in Hunters Creek 4 Bed/3 Bath/2,586 Sq Ft Oered at $424,900 MLS# S4854774 5010 Autumn Ridge Ct. Over 1 Acre Pool Home in Windermere 3 Bed/2 Bath/2,090 Sq Ft Offered at $399,900 MLS# S4851324 267716 267655 The community will feature 13 different floor plans ranging from $500,000 to $1 million-plus; two to seven bedrooms; two-andone-half to six-and-one-half bathrooms; and twoto three-car garages. The sizes of the homes range from 2,000 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet, and some of the larger homes come with life-tested designs that can be personalized to fit any familys needs and lifestyle. The community also will offer six lots with frontage on the Butler Chain of Lakes. Clint Ball, president of Pulte Homes North Florida division, said the lakefront homes will sit on about an acre and will serve as the projects premium spots. Its exclusive, Ball said. Theres not much land left (for homes) on the Butler Chain of Lakes, so this is an opportunity for people who have been looking for that. The new community will offer a number of amenities, such as a gated entrance, resort-style swimming pool with cabana and a summer kitchen and athletic courts. Lawn care also will be included for those who live in the community, and the homes will feature smart functionality, Ball said. Every Pulte home is designed to be exactly as smart as you want it to be, meaning intelligence is built into each home, he said. From the basic pre-wire to a full suite of automation options, youll be able to control the aspects of your home that you want to control right from your voice or smartphone. Ball said he expects Phillips Grove to appeal to buyers looking to upgrade to new construction as well as those who seek to live in the desirable Dr. Phillips community. We are very excited to bring our Phillips Grove community to life this year, he said. This is a prime opportunity for buyers looking for new construction in Dr. Phillips. We believe this will be one of the most unique opportunities to come to the market in Orlando this year. Phillips Grove is located minutes from Interstate 4 and the shopping and dining options on Dr. Phillips Restaurant Row. Phillips Grove becomes the third Pulte project under development in Dr. Phillips; it joins Pultes Ruby Lake and Overlook at Ruby Lake projects. The grand opening of Phillips Grove is set for April, and model homes will be available to tour by then, as well. To learn more about the community and to view home models, visit pulte.com/PhillipsGrove. Pulte unveils Phillips GroveCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
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26 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 407-877-FIND (3463)160 S. Main St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 www.FindWindsor.com BUY SELL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Newly remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. All new appliances, new flooring plus newly remodeled bathrooms. New kitchen cabinets and counter tops. Private balcony and storage room. Easy walk to community pool and mailboxes. 2 assigned parking spaces. Close to bus line, restaurants, shopping (Fowlers Grove), hospitals and banking. Convenient to downtown Winter Garden and the West Orange Trail. Easy access to East/West Expressway, Florida Turnpike and SR 429. WINTER GARDEN CONDO $95,000OCOEE 4BR 3BA GATED COMMUNITY $254,300 2351 Sq Ft living area. On 1/3 of an acre. Community pool and club house. Spacious home with high ceilings, formal living and dinning rooms, maple cabinetry with Corian countertops with stone backsplash. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. Master suite boasts a tray ceiling and private reading area. This is a must see home. Call for a showing today!MINNEOLA POOL HOME $166,500Brand New Air Conditioning 10-20-2017! In ground pool. Seller to help with buyers closing cost. No HOA. Pool home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Inside utility room, wood blinds and lots of laminate ooring. Also has a whole house water softener system. Two screened porches (front & back). Large back yard fenced all around with storage shed. Bring your toys. Has outside shower. Close to sought after schools. Close to major roads including new turnpike exit. Can close asap if needed. Did I mention no HOA! 267658 SOLDPlenty of room in this lovely pool home with Ocoee schools. On 0.63 acres! Split plan, fireplace, all weather porch and 2 car garage plus attached carport. 288 Sq ft outbuilding behind pool is perfect for storage of pool equipment or make into your own man cave/ she shed!WEST ORLANDO POOL HOME $229,900 Pat Sharr Realty 407-656-7947 MultiMillion Dollar Producer www.patsharr.com PAT SHARRBroker/Owner firstname.lastname@example.org BUYING A HOME? SELLING YOUR HOME? MICHAEL LOWERYSales Associate email@example.com WE DONT CHARGE TRANSACTION FEES! CALL US TODAY! JUST LISTED!!!MR. & MRS. CLEAN LIVE HERE!!! 4BDRM., 2.5 BA. 2 STORY POOL HOME!!!This is a picturesque setting, very well maintained landscaped yard and a superb interior. Inside you will find a ceramic tiled foyer, living/dining room that is currently being used as a living room, the kitchen features range, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposal all are staying. Inside laundry room, large walk-in pantry. Breakfast area with sliding glass doors leading to the screened lanai. Family room with wood flooring and large enough for everyday living!!! Also featured is a half bath on the first floor. Upstairs you will find the huge master bedroom adjoined by the master bath, garden tub, dual sinks, separate shower and large walk-in closet. The other 3 bedrooms are centered around the guest bath, dual sinks, tub with shower. Lets go back down stairs and out to the screened lanai and sparkling pool, no rear neighbors right in your back yard! ASKING ONLY $279,000 SOLD! CORNER LOT--HISTORIC WINTER GARDEN!!!DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN!!! Take a look at this 3 BDRM. 2BA. 2260 sq.ft. of living and located on a corner lot! This home was built in 1948 and has a lot of charm. Open the front door to the foyer, spacious living room master bedroom/master bath is on one side of the house and the other 2 are centered around the guest bath. Formal dining room, breakfast area, kitchen comes complete with range, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposal. Just off the breakfast area is the large Family room and access to the detached 2 car garage.From the kitchen is the very large convenient laundry and storage room, plus you have access to the garage, yard and a storage building. This home is built to last and conveniently located to the many restaurants, shops and Farmers Market on Saturday, grab your golf cart and enjoy!!! Make your appointment to see this home today!!! Asking $345,000 JUST REDUCED WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT??? *NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES***JUST FRESHLY PAINTED!!! LARGE SPARKLING POOL/SPA!!! GATED COMMUNITY!!! Nothing to do here but bring your furniture!!! This home is located in BROOKESTONE in Ocoee, 4 Bedrooms-3 Baths, Foyer, Dining Room, Living Room, Breakfast Nook, Family Room, Kitchen has 42 cabinets, Large Pantry, Breakfast bar, brand new appliances, washer & dryer in laundry room, 3 way split bedroom plan!!! Master bedroom features adjoining area that could be used as a sitting area, workout area and features sliding glass doors leading to the covered brick paver and open lanai. Master bath features jetted tub, separate shower and double vanities. The 3 way split bedroom plan with 2 of the guest bedrooms centered around the guest bath. The 4th bedroom w/ bath could be a Mother-In-Law suite or private guest bedroom. This is a MUST see, very convenient to shopping, schools and all major highways!!! JUST REDUCED to $345,000! JUST REDUCED WITH EVERY NEW LISTING!!!PAT SHARR REALTY WILL PROVIDE A HOME WARRANTY FOR THE BUYER WHEN YOUR HOME SELLS!!! FEBRUARY/MARCH SPECIAL!!! PUT ANOTHER LOG IN THE FIREPLACE!!!Take a look at this CUSTOM BUILT 2 STORY BRICK COLONIAL!!! Located on 7.86 acres, bring your horses, cows, chickens or just enjoy all of the land. Open the door to your future, wood flooring, tile in all wet areas, living room, picture window dining room and custom eat-in kitchen includes all appliances, wood cabinets, granite counters and island. Family room features brick wood burning fireplace for those cozy evenings! All bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor, master bedroom has French doors leading to the private balcony, enjoy the panoramic views!!! Master bedroom is adjoined by master bath, dual sinks, garden jetted tub and separate shower. The other 3 bedrooms are centered around the guest bath and the end bedroom also has a private balcony. Located on the first floor also features 1/2 bath and laundry room. Property is fenced and has gated entrance!!! See this property today, get away from all the traffic and noise to quite country living!!! New roof to be installed!!! Asking Only $ 425,000 JUST SOLD SECLUSION AMONG THE TREES!!!***4.97 ACRES*** 2 BDRM.,2 BA. LOCATED IN WINTER GARDEN!!! **NO HOA**Take a look at this 2 story home!!! First level has bedroom/ bath, the 2nd level is as nice as can be!!! Living room/great room, dining area, kitchen with all appliances,bedroom, bath and laundry room! Wood flooring except the bedroom has carpet, sliding glass door with balcony. Panoramic views of Winter Garden, Clermont and Disney fireworks from the balcony off of the living area. You have your own private driveway and only minutes away from shopping and major highways! Plus an Orange Grove that the Sellers no longer work, but could have income. Asking only $349,000 JUST SOLD 267466 office 407.654.8811 cell firstname.lastname@example.org As an ALTA member, nobody knows more about the home closing process and title insurance than we do. Thats why homebuyers rely on us for the most effective and accurate information. Get your ALTA Homebuyer Guide at alta.org/homebuyer. YOU SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.AND IT MEANS A LOT TO HOMEBUYERS. WE rffrn rtbr rb rrnrrt b r frr ffrrr rfntrt frbfffbftft ttrbftt rttfrbrfrt Suite 200B in the TD Bank Building12200 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL 34787 267681 MICHAEL ENGEXECUTIVE EDITORA home in the Golden Oak community in Southwest Orange topped all West Orangearea residential real-estate transactions from Feb. 12 to 23. The home at 10164 Car thay Drive, Golden Oak, sold Feb. 13, for $2.975 million. Built in 2017, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, two half-baths, a pool and 4,563 square feet. The price per square foot is $651.98. These are the highestselling homes in each community in West Orange.HORIZON WESTHAMLIN RESERVEThe home at 15326 Honeybell Drive, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 18, for $374,382. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,979 square feet. The price per square foot is $189.18.HICKORY HAMMOCKThe home at 15799 Citrus Grove Loop, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 12, for $325,000. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,003 square feet. The price per square foot is $162.26.INDEPENDENCE/ SIGNATURE LAKESThe home at 6030 Sunset Isle Drive, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 23, for $540,000. Built in 2014, it has six bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,256 square feet. The price per square foot is $126.88.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 14741 Snowy Egret St., Winter Garden, sold Feb. 14, for $370,000. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,448 square feet. The price per square foot is $107.31.OAKLANDWINTERS LANDINGThe home at 507 E. Henschen Ave., Oakland, sold Feb. 16, for $409,500. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,760 square feet. The price per square foot is $148.37.OCOEEADMIRAL POINTEThe home at 922 Chauncey Court, Ocoee, sold Feb. 15, for $320,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,754 square feet. The price per square foot is $116.19.MCCORMICK WOODSThe home at 3403 McCormick Woods Drive, Ocoee, sold Feb. 14, for $348,900. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, five baths and 3,877 square feet. The price per square foot is $89.99.WINDSONG LANDINGThe home at 223 Calliope St., Ocoee, sold Feb. 22, for $410,000. Built in 2004, it has five bed-Golden Oak estate sells for $2.975 million REAL ESTATE SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 140 High Sale Price: $2.975M Low Sale Price: $33,000 REO/Bank Owned: 10 Auction/REO: One
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 27 31 DAY SALE! $ 299 Off Every Window* $ 699 Off Patio Doors* $ 299 Off Every Window* $ 699 Off Patio Doors* NO NO NO ONE YEAR!* Money Down Payments or Interest for plusNO NO NO ONE YEAR! *Money Down Payments or Interest for plus r ff*LIMITED TIME OFFER begins 3/1/2018. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Minimum purchase of 3 windows and/or doors required to qualify for third-party lender on approved credit only. Other conditions may apply. See sales consultant for complete details. Offer subject to change without notice. Offer not available in all areas. Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida license numbers available upon request. Renewal by Andersen and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation. Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. LESS THAN 31 DAYS left to schedule your FREE window diagnosis!407-734-2971RBAFLA.com RECYCLED CONTENT Never before have you seen a material quite like this one its durable, weather resistant, beautiful and versatile! Where wood can rot and vinyl can warp, FIBREX gives you the same great look but without all the maintenance.Fibrex blends wood grain and a thermoplastic polymer, which is made up of 40 percent Even better: we source much of this material right from Andersen Corporations local wood window manufacturing facilities. As such, you enjoy the highest available from a trusted window company. 267291 267476 IN OCOEE407-905-7898 email@example.com IN WINTER GARDEN407-654-3037 firstname.lastname@example.org So local, it feels like your garage! Call Today! 1001306.1As life changes, so do your needs. Let State Farm Bank help you make the right move. Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Shopping for a mortgage?State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, ILWe have a great selection. Jo Barsh, Agent State Farm Agent 317 West Road Ocoee, FL 34761 Bus: 407-299-0301NMLS MB #110089, NMLS MLO #385629 MLO License #LO22686M-F 8:30 5:30 Sat 10:00 1:00 267680 r See Page 20 & 21 of this weeks paper rooms, four-and-one-half baths and 3,283 square feet. The price per square foot is $124.89.WINDSOR LANDINGThe home at 3426 Kentshire Blvd., Ocoee, sold Feb. 23, for $400,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,631 square feet. The price per square foot is $152.03.WINTER GARDENAVALON RESERVEThe home at 1008 Vinsetta Circle, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 22, for $439,000. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,584 square feet. The price per square foot is $122.49.BLACK LAKE PRESERVEThe home at 14432 Black Lake Preserve St., Winter Garden, sold Feb. 22, for $410,000. Built in 2015, it has five bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths and 3,542 square feet. The price per square foot is $115.75.CYPRESS RESERVEThe home at 13665 Killebrew Way, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 18, for $429,000. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three-and-onehalf baths and 4,010 square feet. FOXCRESTThe home at 1057 Home Grove Drive, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 15, for $466,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,396 square feet. The price per square foot is $137.22.OAKLAND PARKThe home at 1045 Colleton Alley, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 22, for $475,000. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,668 square feet. The price per square foot is $178.04.STANTON ESTATESThe home at 222 Stanton Estates Circle, Winter Garden, sold Feb. 20, for $766,541. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 4,042 square feet. The price per square foot is $189.64. nectarrealestate.comThis Golden Oak home, at 10164 Carthay Drive, Golden Oak, sold Feb. 13, for $2.975 million. Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort is a residential resort community.
28 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 *Limited time Kitchen Package (up to $10,000 ARV) (Kitchen Incentive). Options offered and actual value of the Kitchen Incentive may vary by oor plan and community based upon Taylor Morrisons current offerings. Valid only at participating Orlando Taylor Morrison communities on select to-be-built cash or nanced homes purchased as of 2/3/18 3/31/18 (Promotion Period). Offer is not valid at Thornbrooke Towns. Potential savings of up to $10,000 to be applied toward Buyer-selected Options only and valid only upon Closing (and satisfaction of all eligibility criteria), as reected on the Closing Disclosure or settlement statement, as applicable. Any unused portion of this Kitchen Incentive may not be used towards a reduction in the Purchase Price or structural options and will be forfeited by Buyer. Not valid outside of the Promotion Period or in any other Community. Kitchen Incentive may not be combined with any other offer, unless expressly set forth in Buyers Purchase Agreement Documents. For nanced buyers, all lender restrictions shall apply. No other discounts, incentives, offers, coupons, substitutions, etc. will apply, except as expressly agreed to in the Purchase Agreement. Additional restrictions (including those of lenders for nanced buyers) may apply. All community and home information (including, but not limited to prices, views, availability, school assignments and ratings, incentives, oor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. As-built plans shall control. All eligibility decisions by Seller are nal. All special offers or incentive programs subject to change prior to contract. Pricing shown may not include options, upgrades and lot or elevation premiums. Please see a Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager or your Internet Home Consultant and your purchase agreement for community specic details or visit taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. Additional details and restrictions may apply. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. January, 2018, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., CBC1257462. All rights reserved. Stop by any Orlando area community Sales Ofce to nd your dream home and get cooking. TMKitchenPackage.com 407.756.5025 Start from ScratchServe up the best meals of your life in the house of your dreams. Its good to be nally home. Its said the kitchen is the heart of the home. Weve just made it sweeter. Now through March 31st, purchase a to-be-built home at a select Orlando area Taylor Morrison community and youll receive a beautiful kitchen upgrade, complete with a French door refrigerator, built-in oven and microwave, gourmet cook top GE Caf Series appliances.FREE $10,000 KITCHEN PACKAGE WHEN YOU PURCHASE A NEW TAYLOR MORRISON HOME* 267306