WEST ORANGE TIMES & YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Celebrating more than 110 years in West Orange O bserver FREE THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 NEW PIZZERIA SET TO OPEN Town of Oakland hosts eggs-travagant aair. 3. VOLUME 85, NO. 13 ERIC GUTIERREZ STAFF WRITER Winter Garden city leaders approved unanimously the pur chase of a new ambulance at the March 22 Winter Garden City Commission meeting. W.G. leaders approve ambulance purchase The $228,915 vehicle will take about four months to build and will increase the citys eet to ve. SEE AMBULANCE PAGE 4 Find your summer fun here School and sports physicals New patients welcome Same day sick visits Immunizations ADHD evaluations Saturday appointmentswww.prempeds.comwww. Facebook.com/prempeds407-290-239410,000 W.Colonial Drive, Suite 390 Ocoee, Florida 34761(Inside Health Central Hospital) Board certied pediatricians Dr. Mark Gilchrist and Dr. Stephanie Crum have been keeping children healthy in Central Florida for over two decades. 177116 School and sports physicals New patients welcome Same day sick visits Immunizations ADHD evaluations Saturday appointmentswww.prempeds.comwww. Facebook.com/prempeds407-290-239410,000 W.Colonial Drive, Suite 390 Ocoee, Florida 34761(Inside Health Central Hospital) Board certified pediatricians Dr. Mark Gilchrist and Dr. Stephanie Crum have been keeping children healthy in Central Florida for over two decades. 202653 Board certified pediatricians Dr. Mark Gilchrist and Dr. Stephanie Crum have been keeping children healthy in Central Florida for over two decades.407-290-239410,000 W.Colonial Drive, Suite 390 Ocoee, Florida 34761(Inside Health Central Hospital) 257240 Camp Physicals School and sports physicals New patients welcome Same day sick visits Immunizations ADHD evaluations Saturday appointments Evening appointmentswww.prempeds.com www. Facebook.com/prempeds rf Righting a wrong The American Legion post in Winter Garden is holding an event to properly thank Vietnam War veterans for their service 50 years ago. SEE STORY ON PAGE 4 GABBY BAQUERO NEWS EDITOR The city of Ocoees first black commissioner has made history after defeating incumbent District 4 commissioner Joel Keller in the March 13 election. City of Ocoee welcomes rst African-American commissioner REAL ESTATE BLACK TIE POWER IN PINK West Orange Habitat for Humanity kicks o Women Build program. PAGE 7 George Oliver III was sworn in following the March 20 commission meeting. 1000 Degrees brings its unique spin on the pizza pie to Winter Garden. SEE PAGE 3 Amy Quesinberry Lee Tefertiller has been wearing his Vietnam War hat for only ve years, hav ing put the war and his experiences in the back of his mind for 45 years. Courtesy photo Lee Tefertiller and his fellow soldiers bunked in a cul vert pipe while ghting in Vietnam. George Oliver III emphasized he owed his win to God and the diverse citizenry of Ocoee. SEE OLIVER PAGE 6
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 THURSDAY, MARCH 29 ART HISTORY TRENDING 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Pop Culture, Social Media & Instagram is this months discussion in the series of art historical topics through the lens of todays social media and pop culture trends, such as self ies and food pictures. Register at wgart.org/events/lecturearthistorytrending. Information at (407) 347-7996. VIETNAM WAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at American Legion Post 63, 271 Plant St., Winter Garden. The get-together is for all U.S. veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955, to May 1975 and their families. vietnamwar50th. com. (407) 656-6361. FRIDAY, MARCH 30 THE WAY OF THE CROSS 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Quest Church, 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave., Gotha. Witness the dra matic retelling of the story of the crucixion as seen through the eyes of various characters. This years production introduc es new characters and actors. Seating is limited. Admission is free. (407) 293-3696. SATURDAY, MARCH 31 INTRO TO SOLAR POWER USING SNAP CIRCUITS 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solarpowered alarms and radios and experiment with light levels. Recommended audience: ages 6 to 8. Seating is limited; reg istration recommended. (407) 835-7323. OCOEE EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Jim Beech Recre ation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road. More than 10,000 candy-lled eggs will deco rate the lawn as children scurry to collect the treats. Admission is free. Children 12 and younger can also enjoy fun activities from 10 a.m. to noon, including photos with the Easter Bunny, inata bles, face painting and snacks for purchase. Attendees are asked to take a non-perishable food item for the West Orange Christian Service Center. (407) 905-3180; ocoee.org. OCOEE KNIGHTS BAND MATTRESS FUNDRAISER 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ocoee High School, 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway. Name brands such as Simmons Beautyrest will be sold at up to 50% o retail. Every purchase benets the bands trip to Chicago to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. (407) 905-3000. WINDERMERE EASTER EGG HUNT 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, be hind Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. The Windermere Police Department is hosting its annual family Easter celebration. Join the Easter Bunny, Mayor Gary Bruhn and Police Chief Dave Ogden for a parade to Town Square, after which the egg hunt will begin. Anyone wanting to take cookies or snacks should call DaShanta Prevost at (407) 876-2563, Ext. 5321. WINTER GARDEN LIONS CLUB EASTER EGG HUNT 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. Join the Winter Garden Lions Club for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children are divided by age; those who nd the golden egg will receive the grand prize for that age group. Winter Gardens police and re departments will be present, and local churches will have arts and crafts for children. There will be a rae for an Easter basket. The Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglass es, eyeglass cases and hearing aids. (407) 656-4155. MONDAY, APRIL 2 WGHF HELICOPTER GOLF BALL DROP Noon Monday, April 2, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. One thou sand numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over a makeshift hole on the driving range. The rst purchased ball in the hole, or closest to the hole, wins $1,000. Tickets are $5 each or ve for $20 and are available at the Winter Garden Heritage Founda tion. (407) 656-3244. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 OPEN FORUM DNA RESEARCH 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Bring your own laptop or mobile device to access your results online. (407) 835-7323. REALLY PATHETIC & TOTALLY AWKWARD 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Be the rst to see this new comedy/drama. Tickets are $10 and available at TotallyAwkwardMovie.com; they will not be available the night of the event. For more, email email@example.com. FRIDAY, APRIL 6 WINDERMERE HIGH CARNIVAL 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Windermere High School, 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Windermere. Games and activities provided by Winder mere High clubs, sports and organizations. There will be food trucks and an inatable obstacle course, too. SATURDAY, APRIL 7 INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, in the Independence community in south Winter Garden. Find some bargains at this multi-home sale. (407) 654-7479. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 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 HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR If the thought of a custom, Nea politan-style brick-oven pizza fired up at a crisp 1,000 degrees makes your mouth water, wait until it officially arrives in Win ter Garden this summer. Windermere residents Mat thew and Caroline Peach are set to open their second 1000 Degrees Pizza franchise on West Colonial Drive in Winter Gar den by the end of the summer. The pizzeria will be the newest neighbor to Culvers, Wendys and Wawa. The Peaches already own a 1000 Degrees franchise in Oviedo, as well as a few MAA CO Collision Repair & Auto Painting locations in Orlando. Being Windermere residents, Matthew Peach said the two are looking forward to having a piz zeria closer to home. Weve lived in Ocoee or Win ter Garden the whole time for 20 years, so we just like this side of town, and Im sure (the pizzeria) will get busy, he said. Its kind of nice (to be closer to home). Being on this side of town you can deliver to all the new homes that theyre building in West Orange, plus to Windermere, Ocoee, Summerport Village (and more). Its right in the mid dle of pretty much everything there on State Road 50. The Peaches signed their lease about a year ago and now are waiting for construction to begin on the plaza in which their new store will be located. Mat thew Peach said he hopes to have 1000 Degrees open sometime in August. 1000 Degrees Pizza special izes in thin-crusted, Neapol itan-style brick-oven pizza, but it also serves Roman-style thick-crusted pizza, fire-roast ed wings and create-your-own salads. Customers can build their own pizzas, which are then fired up at temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees in a Neapoli tan brick oven. But unlike traditional Neapol itan pizza found in Naples, Italy, 1000 Degrees Pizzas crust is cooked throughout with a mild char and made from genuine Neapolitan-style flour. The Peaches first decided to jump on board with 1000 Degrees to try something dif ferent from the MAACO shops. When I was living in L.A., they had a pizza restaurant called Blaze Pizza, and so I was kind of looking for the same type of concept, Peach said. I liter ally looked online for those con cepts and found 1000 Degrees. We did our training and went ahead and opened the first one in Oviedo, and its going really (well). The Peaches are also looking forward to partnering with local schools and community organi zations for fundraising and out reach nights and are planning to launch a delivery service from the Winter Garden location. Winter Garden red up for new pizzeria Windermere residents Matthew and Caroline Peach are set to open their second 1000 Degrees Pizza franchise. 1000 DEGREES PIZZA WINTER GARDEN 13599 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden OPENING: August 2018 WEBSITE: 1000degrees. com THREE TO TRY Neapolitan-style Tuscan Chicken Pizza Shredded mozzarella, asiago, chicken, spinach and marinated bal samic sun-dried tomatoes. Comes in 10and 14-inch sizes. Neapolitan-style Clas sic Margherita Pizza Crushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh whole milk, Grande-brand Bualo moz zarella cheese, extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil. Comes in 10and 14-inch sizes. Neapolitan-style Quattro Formaggio Pizza Mari nara, mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, Parme san cheese, ricotta and oregano. Comes in 10and 14-inch sizes. Springtime sprinters A bout 2,000 colorful plastic eggs were scattered across the lawn of VanderLey Park Saturday, March 24, for the annual egg hunt in the town of Oakland. Community events coordinator Val Gibbons announced the start of the hunt at noon, and by 12:02 p.m., all the eggs had been picked up by the dozens of children hoping for the golden egg. Other events for children included a rock-painting station, pony rides, inatables and a visit with the Easter Bunny. The Good Times Jazz Band provided lively music during the festivities. AMY QUESINBERRY Theyre o in search of the golden egg. Children with a good eye spotted eggs in the trees. Pony Tales owner Donna Thompson, right, showed o a chicken to Maximiliano Vargas, 6. Two-year-old Blakely McKellar goes for a piece of candy while her little brother, Bowen, enjoyed the plastic egg. ONLINE See more photos at OrangeObserver.com
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To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com. WEST ORANGE TIMES & 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights Reserved OrangeObserver.com Observer Media Group Inc. 1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468 Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David Beliles Publishers 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 Living AMY QUESINBERRY COMMUNITY EDITOR It took Lee Tefertiller 45 years before he would wear anything associated with the military or, more specially, the Vietnam War. I just left it alone, Tefertiller, of Ocoee, said. And now, as I get old er, (my service) means more to me now. It meant a lot to me then, but I just kind of put it away. He also recently joined the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organizations which offer support and advocate for veterans. It has taken Tefertiller, now 67, nearly five decades to feel com fortable acknowledging with the public his involvement with the Vietnam War. The California native followed his father into the military, joining the United States Army in July 1968; he served nearly three years. After training at Fort Lewis (now McChord Air Force Base) in Wash ington and Fort Sill in Oklahoma, Tefertiller arrived in the Hoc Mon district of Vietnam in March 1969 with the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Battalion, 321st Artillery. Then you get into the nittygritty of things, he said. Basically what I did was, a forward observer out with the infantry would call back to us at battery with a fire mission. My guys would plot the coordinates that he gave you and from that they would derive the data thats necessary to go to the guns to fire so were shooting in the right direction. I was the chief computer, I was the calculator, he said. After a round was fired, the for ward observer made adjustments, and another shot was made. If it hit the intended target, the observer commanded the artillery to open fire. Sometimes, you would find (the Viet Cong) walking in the open, he said. We do our best to take them out. You have to be good at what you do because those are your brothers (you are protecting). People think that we were fighting for our country, Tefer tiller said. No, we fought for each other. Living quarters were tight when he was with the battery; there were several bunking in half culvert pipe stacked up on ammunition boxes with sand bags on top to protect them from incoming mortar shells and rockets. Fighting in Vietnam was dif ficult, he said, because one never was quite certain who or where the enemy was. Sometimes, it could be the farmer who sold you something in the daytime and then was blowing you up in the night, he said. The VC didnt wear a uniform; they wore black pajamas thats what we called them. That was typical of the Vietnamese to wear that. This allowed them to blend inconspicuously with the public. The Viet Cong was made up of the locals, Tefertiller said, who were the southern Communists and supported the North Vietnam ese Army. The 82nd was sent home in December 1969, but after a few months with the stateside Army, Tefertiller was longing to go back. The following May, he joined the 3rd Battalion, 13th Artillerys 25th Infantry Division in the Tay Ninh Province and returned to his famil iar job of computing the coordi nates. In December, the 25th was sent home, but Tefertiller was sent to another unit, II Field Force, 5th Battalion, 42nd Artillery northeast of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) for more of the same job duties. We were out in the boondocks, he said. Sometimes you dont even know where youre at. COMING HOME It wasnt a real pleasant experi ence, Tefertiller said of return ing home after the war. When you went to San Francisco airport, there were all kinds of people who did not appreciate what you did. And not knowing who you were and what you did. You got painted with the same broad brush that everybody got painted. Protesters greeted the veterans carrying angry signs, screaming at them and spitting on them. I couldnt get my uniform off quick enough, he said. We had to wear it home; in order to get a military discount, you had to fly in your uniform. But you did kind of stick out, because of your uni form, your haircut. Thats when all the men had long hair. You could be spotted easy. Tefertiller, a specialist fifth class, earned several medals, includ ing the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster and the National Defense Service Medal, as well as several Republic of Vietnam medals. Following his wartime experi ence, Tefertiller worked for the Department of Defense as a civilian employee for about 27 years before retiring. He married a veteran from the Vietnam era, and he has one son who joined the Armys 82nd Airborne, too and one grand daughter. They moved to Ocoee in 1998 to be closer to his brother, a Winder mere resident at that time. Tefertiller is getting more involved in the two local veteran organizations and also participates with the Patriot Guard Riders. And thats all happened in the last six months, he said. I guess I was ready. I just wasnt ready before. Its interesting how your perspective changes as you get older. A trip to Washington, D.C., might be in his future, as well. He has never seen the Vietnam Vet erans Memorial, where the names of more than 58,000 veterans are inscribed, and would like to pay his respects. Tefertiller was not wounded in the Vietnam War and has suffered no side effects of the chemicals used in the war. I thank my lucky stars every day that Im in such good health, he said. Agent Orange was around. Im just a fortunate guy. (A lot) had it worse than me. The funds for a new Wheeled Coach Ford, Custom Type I Ambu lance already have been budgeted, and the cost will be about $228,915 and is not to exceed $235,000. The ambulance would be purchased from REV Technical Center, said Winter Garden Fire Chief Matt McGrew. This vehicle will be an essential part to the citys strategy to address some of the ongoing EMS chal lenges that were experiencing, McGrew said. It will take approx imately four months to build this vehicle. Well have a fleet of five (ambulances) when this is (built). In addition to approving the ambulance, commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that carries over appro priated funds to the current fiscal year budget. If approved for the second reading, Ordinance 18-04 would amend the current fis cal years budget to carry forward appropriations from the citys budget from the previous year, explained Winter Garden Finance Director Laura Zielonka. (The appropriations) are just being carried forward, Zielonka said. Its (for) pre-budgeted proj ects. Theyve been in the budget for last fiscal year, we just didnt com plete them. IN OTHER NEWS Three city commissioners took their oaths of oce at the meeting: District 2 City Commissioner Bob Buchanan; District 3 City Commissioner Mark A. Maciel and District 4 Commissioner Colin Sharman. Each of them stood unopposed in the citys March 13 election. Commissioners approved unanimously the second read ings of three ordinances involv ing a 0.16-acre parcel located at 720 Magnolia Ave. Ordinances 18-11, 18-12 and 18-13 collective ly annex the property into the City of Winter Garden, amend the future land-use designation from Orange County LowDensity Residential to City Low Residential and rezone it from Orange County Residential Dis trict to City Residential District. Commissioners also ap proved unanimously the second readings of three ordi nances that involve a 0.21-acre property located at 557 Ninth St. Collectively, ordinances 18-14, 18-15 and 18-16 annex the property into the city of Winter Garden, amend the future landuse designation from Orange County Low-Density Residential to City Low Residential and rezone it from Orange County Residential District to City Resi dential District. A small token VIETNAM WAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY Hugh T. Gregory American Legion Post 63 is planning a recognition celebration of Vietnam War veterans from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs day, March 29. Veterans of the Vietnam era are invited to par ticipate in the open house and enjoy food, drinks and music by the veteran-led band Goe 2 Guyz. Those who email photographs to americanlegion63@c. rr.com will be included in a video presentation that evening. The public is invited to stop by and take the op portunity to thank these veterans. The reason we are doing this is to help make right a huge wrong, Kurt Gies, legion vice com mander, said. The way these vets were treated by our country when they came home was disgrace ful. Many still suer from the trauma of an ungrate ful nation. In fact, many of our Vietnam vets are committing suicide due to PTSD that was never dealt with. It is a small token, but the hope is that they will be able to feel like they are nally appreciated. President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing March 29, 2018, as the National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This initiative is the main focus of the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration, a national 50th-anniversary remembrance authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense and launched by President Barack Obama in May 2012. Courtesy Lee Tefertiller was 19 years old when he fought in Vietnam. Ambulance OKed CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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The three men Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and businessman Rob Panepinto will be at the Orange County Mayoral Forum, set for Thursday, March 29, in Lake Buena Vista. PETE CLARKE If elected, Clarke plans to schedule one-on-one meetings with each of the municipal mayors, support homeless programs through inno vation and with no governmental interference and expand access to county services through the cre ation of service centers. West Orange is a beautiful area, so growth pressures will continue, Clarke said. Cities will look to expand their boundaries, and rural vs. urban issues will occur. Crime will be a central focus as the (area) grows. He said he would offer the part nership necessary for successful joint-planning areas so the Orange County Sheriffs Office, Orange County Fire Rescue and Emergency Management are properly funded with solid mutual-aid agreements. In Horizon West, Clarke said he would look to neighborhood ser vices professionals to work with Horizon West to emulate to the extent possible the tremendous success of Hunters Creek. JERRY DEMINGS Demings vows to strengthen ser vices for senior citizens, expand access to health care,expand the number of county parks and/or amenities, enhance partnerships with the municipalities to improve the renaissance of arts, create part nerships for business incubators and work through the chambers of commerceto increase the num ber of small businesses and attract jobs. In West Orange, the biggest challenges are public safety;trans portation and traffic congestion; increasing the stock of housing that is affordable; and attracting highwage jobs to the area, Demings said. I anticipate the municipalities in West Orange County to continue growing at a rate acceptable to their legislative bodies and citizens, he said. He would like to establish Com munity Redevelopment Agencies and other initiatives that bring high quality of life. In Horizon West, Demings hopes to continue working with elected officials who represent the area in being responsive to needs of the residents. ROB PANEPINTO Panepinto said his blueprint for the county also addresses issues in West Orange: creating more high er-wage jobs, reducing housing costs, improving traffic and infra structure and ensuring all citizens live in safe, quality neighborhoods. (Growth), if managed smartly, could create enormous economic opportunity while also enhancing the quality of life and protecting rural settlement areas, he said of West Orange. Close partnership between the county and West Orange munici palities is crucial, he said. He wants to have collaborative conversations that will drive economic growth while at the same time, maintain quality of life for existing residents. Regarding Horizon West, he said: I see a real opportunity where the county can help guide the overall plan and growth to attract highwage jobs, economic development and a variety of quality residential options. Significant portions of the Hamlin Town Center area are zoned for corporate and office space. IF YOU GO ORANGE COUNTY MAYORAL FORUM WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 WHERE: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 S. ApopkaVineland Road, Orlando COST: $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10 REGISTER: cfhla.member clicks.net/community-events Three candidates for county mayor to speak at forum The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association is hosting mayoral seat hopefuls Pete Clarke, Jerry Demings and Rob Panepinto this week.
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A monthly maintenance fee of $6 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $1,000 for a Personal Money Market account. Six withdrawals per statement period are permitted. There is an excessive withdrawal fee of $10 for each additional withdrawal of any type. Fees could reduce the earnings on the account. No public funds. 2 available for a limited time only. 3$50 minimum opening deposit. Fees subject to change. Other fees such as NSF, overdraft fees, etc. may apply. 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Its been a long road from 2015 to 2018, but again, God showed us that he can do more with less. Keller, who served four terms from 2006 to 2018, wished Oliver well during his farewell speech and thanked the commission his 12 years of service. He also praised Ocoees decision to elect its first black commission er, citing the citys progress from a past tainted with the memory of the Ocoee Election Day Massacre, also known as the Ocoee Riots. The November 1920 riots, which occurred when Ocoee was still unincorporated Orange County, started with an African-American mans attempt to vote and was fol lowed by a mass exodus of black people who were later driven out by violent threats or force. We keep hearing about the past and how 98 years ago we had the lynching when an African-Amer ican tried to vote, Keller said. But now, our community has become diverse enough that not only can African-American people vote without any issue, we now have our first African-American who has been elected to the position. I think that speaks volumes for George and for our city. Oliver also referenced the stig ma the city carries from its asso ciation with the riots and said he is proud to call Ocoee home. I still honor the past, but as we move beyond the past and usher in new ideas, new thoughts and a new day for our city commission and the citizens of Ocoee, the city should be proud today that we have loosened those (stigmatiza tions) of racism that we have come up under for so long, Oliver said. Im proud of the city. I love this city, and Im going to work hard for not only my district but the city itself. IN OTHER NEWS District 2 Commissioner Rose mary Wilsen was sworn in March 20 after winning 75.10% of the vote, defeating challenger and political newcomer Robert Rivera. I was humbled when I saw the results, and I will tell you that Ill just go on continuing to work for you as I have and Im excited to be here, Wilsen said. And I look forward to the next three years of working hard for you and Im sure were going to see a lot of changes in Ocoee a lot of things have happened and (there are) a lot of things were working on right now. And Im excited to be here to represent you through all these changes. Commissioners approved the second and nal reading of ordi nances pertaining to the annexa tion, rezoning and future land-use designation of the Darren Center Planned Unit Development. The applicant behind the Darren Cen ter PUD aims to build a two-story oce building spanning 30,000 square feet on a 7.11-acre vacant plot of land located on the north side of West Colonial Drive, east of Blackwood Avenue and west of Clarke Road. City leaders also approved the second reading of an ordi nance relating to the annexation, rezoning and future land-use designation of a 5.45-acre prop erty located at 2082 West Road known as Ladybird Academy. The applicant intends to construct a 12,989-square-foot daycare for about 150 children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. City commissioners unanimously ap proved to annex the property into Ocoee and amend it from Orange County Agriculture to city of Ocoee commercial PUD. No plans have been made for Phase 2 of the sites future development, which also will require a public hearing. Oliver takes oath ELECTION RESULTS DISTRICT 2 George Oliver III 369 52.94% Joel Keller 328 47.06% DISTRICT 4 Rosemary Wilsen 582 75.10% Robert Rivera 193 24.90% CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 BLACK TIE ORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Women in the Arts: Awards Reception. 8 Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra: Evening at the Pops. 9 Firm foundation T he Habitat ReStore became the hot spot for a wine mingle Thursday, March 22, during the kicko session for West Orange Habitat for Human itys Women Build program. Women in the West Orange community gath ered to enjoy wine and light bites while learn ing how they can help change lives and support WOHFH. Women who choose to participate in the Women Build initia tive will fundraise $1,000 and help build two homes May 5 in WOHFHs Green Oaks Row community in Winter Garden. DANIELLE HENDRIX Left: Vanessa Adamo and Brenda Nie man loved having some time to catch up. Below: West Orange Habitat for Hu manity Director of Development Mari lyn Hattaway, Treasure Title President JoAnne Quarles and Pam Billue were excited to get started on the Women Build initiative. The women receiving the Green Oaks Row homes attended to thank the community for its support. From left: Ursula (West Orange Habitat is not releasing her last name for privacy reasons), Victoria Grace and Shellonda Hill. Melanie Bruce, Fi Westbrook and Peggy Carpenter socialized before the meeting began. Michael Herman, Kenny Ermann and West Orange Habitat for Humanity President Jim Gustino served wine.
8 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 REAL BLACK TIE Women in the Arts Awards Reception Rotary Club of Windermeres Its Magic Dinner and Magic Show N ineteen women were recognized for their art istry during the Women in the Arts Awards ceremony and reception Saturday, March 24. Held at the Orlando Public Library, the event honored the women for their artistic accom plishments. West Orange artist Kim Minichiello received a Level II Professional Award. Other Orange County artists honored include: Danielle Culibao, Hye Shin, Anna Thorne, Mindy Colton, Jennifer Payne, Karin Connolly, Eliza Pineau and Ashlyn Mae Bapst. DANIELLE HENDRIX D ozens of Rotary Club of Windermere sup porters were treated to a magical evening on Saturday, March 24, during its Its Magic dinner and magic show. The event served as a fundraiser for the Rotarys local charities and included a surf n turf dinner catered by Unos Pizzeria and Grill, as well as a cash bar and rae. Magicians Michael Ammar and Erick Olson wowed the audience with stunning magic tricks. DANIELLE HENDRIX Dale and Margaret Cox ran the rae table while chatting with Winder mere Mayor Gary Bruhn and wife Kay. Kim and Erick Olson, Michael and Hannah Ammar, Frances Willard and Je Kaylor looked for ward to the dinner. ONLINE See more photos at OrangeObserver.com Local artists celebrated their accomplishments at the reception. From left: Eliza Pineau, Kim Minichiello, Peggi Nadeau, Kathy Stutzman, Audrey Phillips, Jean Banas, Ashlyn Bapst, Mindy Colton, Danielle Culibao and Women in the Arts founder Maria Guerrero. Vicky Goodall and Debbie Donohue enjoyed the light bites oered. 267691 Proudly Sponsors...267679 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: Contests@OrangeObserver.com PETOF THE WEEK I love spring!
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Sal John Bart, age 87 years, of Win ter Garden, Florida, died peace fully at Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, March 23, 2018, after injuries sustained as a pedestrian in a car accident. Sal was born Salvatore DeBar tolo on March 7, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York; he was the son of Joseph and Stella (Ebetino) DeBartolo. Sal grew up in Rye, New York, and graduated from Rye High School in 1948. While working at Playland Amusement Park in Rye, Sal met Mary Louise Fitzhugh, and they married on Aug. 16, 1953. They had one child, Sharon Ann. They subsequently divorced. Sal mar ried second wife, Linda (Branch) Letzkus, and they also divorced. Sal enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. After his service, he completed RCA Elec tronics School in New York City and became a television repair man. He and a friend soon opened their own business, Circle TV, in Harrison, New York. About 1960, Sal, Mary Lou and Sharon moved to southern Cali fornia, where they lived for eight years. Sal supported his fam ily through his own business, La Mirada TV. While in the TV-repair busi ness, Sal fulfilled his childhood passion for aviation. He took pri vate flying lessons and eventually became a career helicopter pilot and F.A.A. pilot examiner. During the Vietnam War, Sal was a civilian instructor helicopter pilot at Fort Wolters, Texas, the U.S. Army Pri mary Helicopter Training Center. Sal and his family then relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Sal was hired by Howard Hughes in 1968 as chief of Hughes Helicop ter Operations. Sal was awarded Pilot of the Year in 1968 by Pro fessional Pilot magazine. He then went to work in 1971 as chief heli copter pilot for the U.S. EPA, and he also flew helicopters for the U.S. Forest Service. He retired from the federal government after 20 years of service in 1991. Sal embarked on another career as a drivers license examiner for the State of Florida, working at offices in Ocoee and Clermont. He retired from there in 2013 after another 20 years. After he retired from flying, Sal became an avid enthusiast of assembling and flying radio-con trolled aircraft. He was a longtime member of the Remote Con trol Association of Central Florida and served as president for five years. Sal loved to tell stories. His greatest pleasure came from being able to make people laugh. He often touched the lives of strangers in stores he patronized by stopping them in the aisles and telling them a joke he had made up himself. To the end, he was quick witted, and even in his late 80s, he outwitted a social worker who visited him to test his mental acuity by turn ing the tables and stumping her with questions. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Sal leaves behind his daughter and only child, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, and Sharons partner, James W. Warren, of Salt Lake City, Utah; only granddaughter, Laurie (Carmack) Almeida, and her hus band, Dash Almeida, of McMin ville, Oregon; former son-in-law, Stephen H. Carmack of Carson City, Nevada; his older brother, Albert Bart of Tullahoma, Ten nessee, and his older sister, Lucille Hutcherson of Laguna Hills, Cali fornia; two great-granddaughters, Verity and Aven Almeida; and many friends. His body has been cremated, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at HighPoint Interfaith Church, 476 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), nationalcops. org/donatepage.html. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES CARLOS ERNESTO DE ZAVALA 75, of Gotha, died Saturday, March 24, 2018. Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha. BRENDA BUNNY FELDMAN 74, of Ocoee, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory, West Orange Chapel. KATHERINE SMITH GUNNELL 79, of Winter Garden, died Friday, March 16, 2018. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
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For more information and a complete list of prices, please visit our website: www.cremationchoicesfl.comCremation Choices offers an affordable alternative to expensive funeral homes and cremation services in the Central Florida area. 267301 267471 Because You CareFAMILY OWNED & OPERATED (407) 695-CARE (2273) WWW.DEGUSIPEFUNERALHOME.COM THREE LOCATIONS FOR YOUR COMFORT Maitland9001 N.Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751West Orange1400 Mathew Paris Blvd.Ocoee, FL 34761Sanford905 Laurel Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 All Inclusive Direct Cremation$795 ROBERT EDMUND BOB KARNEY 17 JULY 1939 to 6 MARCH 2018 BobKarney, 78, of Winter Garden, Florida, joined his late wife, Annie Laura LollieKarney, on Tues day, March 6, 2018. He was the son of the late Ivy Grace and Robert Alexander R.A.Karneyof Covington, Ten nessee. Bob served in the U.S. Army for 24 years and retired a Lieutenant Colonel.He served in Vietnam in 1969 as a helicopter pilot. His post-Army career was with Lock heed Martin in Orlando, Florida. Bob was a member ofthe First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden for 27 years. He also was a member of the United Methodist Men. He was an Eagle Scout and a life long supporter of the Boy Scouts. He lived by the Scout Law and was responsible for rechartering Troop 210 in 1992, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Win ter Garden. In his Scouting career he received many awards, but his passion was mentoring scouts to reach their goal of obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden. His final resting place will be in the Memorial Gardens at First United Methodist Church in Win ter Garden. He is survived by his sister, San dra Crosier, of Lubbock Texas; his three children, Stephen and wife, Susan, of Austin, Texas, Shan non Badgley, of Sarasota, Flor ida,Michael and wife, Brenda, of Winter Garden, Florida; six grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. IRA JOHNSON JR. DIED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018. Ira Johnson Jr., age 75, of Webster, Florida, passed awayWednesday, March 21, 2018, at home in Webster, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Helen Johnson, of Web ster, Florida; his two daugh ters, Cynthia Johnson Wise (Jimmy), of Webster, Flor ida, Pamela Johnson Scott (Terry), of Webster, Florida; four grandchildren, Aman da Adams (Caleb), of Web ster, Florida, Jessica Bellamy (Mike), of Webster, Florida, Courtney Bellamy (Tory), of Webster, Florida, Jeremy Scott (Erica), of Webster, Florida; 10 great-grandchildren; and sis ter, Lina Johnson Green (Ray) of Franklin, North Carolina. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, (with visitation from 3 to 4 p.m.) in Purcell Chapel, with Caleb Adams officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bush nell, Florida. NICHOLAS NICK NARUSHKO 89, of Gotha, died Monday, March 19, 2018. Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha. PATRICIA YELVINGTON NORRIS 85, of Gotha, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha. ROBIN M. ROESTI 56, of Ocoee, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cre mations, Winter Garden. GEORGE A. SMEDILE 88, of Win ter Garden, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations, Winter Garden. EDWARD McDANIEL ED SMITH 93, of Gotha, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Wood lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha. KATHLEEN T. SMITHSON 76, of Windermere, died Monday, March 5, 2018. Winter Oak Fu neral Home & Cremations, Winter Garden. SUSIE VELMA TOSCANO 90, of Winter Garden, died Friday, March 16, 2018. 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12 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 ERIC GUTIERREZ STAFF WRITER As families get together over Eas ter dinner, a number of other fam ilies may be without the means to prepare an Easter dinner. Southeastern Food Bank is look ing to change that for a number of local families with its 25th annual Food for Families Easter Outreach Program. However, the organization needs help to accomplish the task. The food bank is in need of vol unteers this Easter weekend to help sort, pack and deliver 2,000 boxes for families in need. Items will be sorted and packed at 7 p.m. on Satur day, March 31, at Ocoee High School, and then delivered on Easter morning. This Easter, you can be a part of serving our community by helping one or several of the 1200 fami lies who need food this holiday, Southeastern Food Bank Social Media Coordinator Landon Flem ing said. Its a really great way to serve our community. Much of the food being donated to the families has been provided by Publix Super Markets. In addi tion to food items, donated boxes also will include toiletries and kitchenware. A lot of the products are baked goods and pastries, Fleming said. We also get two trailer loads of miscellaneous products from Publix. To make monetary donations and learn how to volunteer visit, southeasternfoodbank.com. HORIZON WEST First Baptist Church Wind ermere is having its community Easter Egg Hunt event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at its Lakeside Campus at 8464 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Orlando. Attendees will enjoy food trucks, inatables and other engaging activities. An egg hunt featuring 25,000 eggs will start at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Easter with Life Church Horizon West at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at 12005 Silverlake Park, Windermere. A photo booth will be available for family pictures and an Easter Egg hunt will immediately fol low a childrens church service. OAKLAND Oakland Presbyterian Church will be hosting its an nual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. The church is located at 218 E. Oakland Ave. OCOEE The city of Ocoee will be holding its annual Easter Egg stravaganza beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road. Children will have the chance to hunt for more than 10,000 candy-lled Easter eggs. Additionally, chil dren 12 and younger will enjoy a variety of fun activities, includ ing an Easter Coloring Contest, photos with the Easter Bunny, prizes, inatables and face painting. Attendees are encour aged to take non-perishable food items that will be donated to the West Orange Christian Service Center. Ocoee Church of God, 1105 N Lakewood Ave., is hosting its Egg-straordinary Easter Egg Event at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. WINDERMERE The Grove Orlando will host its Spring Fashion Show and Easter Eggstravaganza begin ning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the plaza, 4750-4757 The Grove Drive, Windermere. Following the 11 a.m. fashion show, the Eggstravaganza will begin at 11:30 a.m. and feature games, music, egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. In Windermere the towns police department is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt event at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Windermere Town Square, W. Sixth Ave. Attendees can join the Easter Bunny, Mayor Gary Bruhn and Police Chief Dave Ogden for a parade through the town. An egg hunt will begin after the parade, and the Easter Bunny will be sticking around for photos. WINTER GARDEN The Winter Garden Lions Club is hosting a family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at Newton Park, 31 W. Winter Garden Ave. First-responders from the Winter Garden police and re departments will answer questions about their equipment. Children will enjoy arts and crafts provided by local churches. The Lions Club will be accepting donations of used hearing aids, eyeglasses and eyeglass cases. Addition ally, there will be a rae for an Easter Egg Basket. Hope Church Winter Gar den kicks o its Easter celebra tions at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The celebration includes Easter services, live music, a photo booth and an egg grab. The church is located at the Roper YMCA, 100 Windermere Road, Winter Garden. WEST ORANGE C/Life Church at Chain of Lakes Middle School, 8700 Conroy Windermere Road, Orlando, will be hosting two events this Easter weekend. At 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, the church is hosting an Egg Hunt event featuring thousands of Easter eggs, in addition to bounce houses, train rides, music and sno-cones. Then, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1, the church is holding Easter services, followed by another hunt. 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Its a Sunday afternoon at Iron Core Gym, and the warmup is complete. Members of the Iron Core Pow erlifting Club have their practice repetitions in and are ready to try to do something they each have never done before set a new personal record in todays lift of choice, the bench press. It is the second such in-house Sunday meet for the club, which started in early 2017 and compet ed as a team for the first time in April 2017 in Tampa. The meets, held monthly on Sundays, give team members a chance to gauge progress and get acclimated to the ins and outs of a meet setting. They are also a chance to set a personal record with teammates cheering you on as Winter Gar den resident John Day did, bench pressing 285 pounds. As he set the bar back in place and celebrated, teammates were quick with a high-five and a fist bump. It is a supportive atmosphere at Iron Core, where teammates push one another to get better and share insights and technique. As found er and coach Gerry Guenther will tell you, powerlifting may be an individual sport in terms of com petition, but it doesn't have to be that way when training. Powerlifting is kind of a solo effort, but you cant train solo, Guenther said. GETTING STARTED Guenther, 59, is an Ocoee resi dent who has been an Iron Core member since owner Dave Knep per opened the facility in early 2015. At that time, it was located within the shopping center at the northwest corner of West Colo nial Drive and Maguire Road. Since then, it has relocated to a larger space at 491 West Silver Star Road, near Bowness Avenue and Ocoee Apopka Road. Around the time of the relocation, Guen ther began lobbying Knepper about starting the club and secur ing some additional equipment to facilitate powerlifting. Powerlifting as a competitive sport includes the bench press, deadlift and back squat lifts, done for a one-rep max and added up for a total. The club also has members who focus on Olympic lifts, including the snatch and the clean-and-jerk. Both men recognized an oppor tunity for Iron Core in powerlift ing. Although fitness options are plentiful in the west ern portion of the Greater Orlando area, places that welcome power lifters are not. Theres no real powerlifting gym on the west side of Orlando you either have to go to Oviedo or downtown, Guenther said. The club has grown to include about 15 to 20 members of vary ing skill levels. Guenther is hope ful experienced lifters around the area, unaware they had a local powerlifting gym, will get involved. Already, it has lured in members such as Chris and Kim mi Doughty, of Winter Garden. Chris Doughty competes as an Olympic lifter and also in High land Games competitions. He also is the Olympic lifting coach for Iron Core. After bench-pressing an impressive 340 pounds Sun day afternoon, Doughty said The Iron Core Powerlifting Club, based out of the Iron Core Gym in Ocoee, is a gathering of local tness enthusiasts intent on pushing their limits. SPORTS MARCH 29, 2017 Ocoee lacrosse attacker Andrew Hartman is a leader for the young Knights. Page 14. 1 The National High School Golf Associa tion has ranked The First Academys girls golf team as its top girls golf team in the nation for the 2017-18 school year. Rankings by the organiza tion are based on state championship tourna ments and are calculated using average dierential. Visit highschoolgolf.org for more information. 2 The Legacy Charter baseball team split a pair of games during spring break and nearly knocked o the defending state champi ons from South Dakota. After trouncing Merritt Island Christian 32-0 March 22, Legacy (9-3) held three leads against South Dakotas Roosevelt High before eventually losing 16-12. Roosevelt went 33-0 in 2017 and was ranked No. 38 in the nation by MaxPreps. 3 The West Orange softball team (9-5) won two of its three games in a softball tour nament hosted by Oakleaf High March 16-18. After falling to West Nassau in their rst game, 10-4, the Warriors bounced back and defeated Trinity Christian Academy 5-4 and Ponte Vedra 10-0. 4 Dr. Phillips girls wrestling junior Shania Gowan, a two-time state champion for the Panthers, placed fth in the nation in her weight class at the USA Wrestling National Cham pionships over spring break. Gowan went 5-2. 5 Fletcher Magee, an alum of The First Academy and bas ketball player for Woord College, has declared for the NBA Draft. Magee announced he will not hire an agent, therefore allowing him to retain his eligibility. Magee averaged 22 points per game while shooting 48% from the eld and 40% from three. He is hailed as one of col lege hoops best shooters. HIGH 5 STEVEN RYZEWSKI SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR SEE LIFTING PAGE 14 MAD MAX-ING OUT POWER POINTS Below are some of the basic rules of a powerlifting meet, as outlined by the International Powerlifting Federation in 2015: Competition takes place between lifters in categories that include sex, body weight and age. Each competitor is allowed three attempts on each lift, with the lifters best valid attempt counting toward his or her competition total. The competition total is the sum of the lifters best valid squat, bench press and deadlift. Some Iron Core members also compete in Olympic lifts such as the snatch and the clean-and-jerk. Photos by Steven Ryzewski Top: Iron Core Gym owner Dave Knepper celebrated as Chris Doughty completed a repetition of 340 pounds. Above: Kimmi Doughty attempted to lift 165 pounds.
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 he and his wife were drawn to the clubs group dynamic. Just having people around motivates you and inspires you, Doughty said. EARLY SUCCESS Doughty is also an example of some of the success members of the club have enjoyed. In February, he competed in the Central Florida Highland Games in Winter Springs and placed first in the competitions Masters division. Hes not alone. Iron Core member Tom Moviel lifted a remarkable total of 1,471 pounds at a recent USA Powerlifting competition in Orlando. The team itself has competed in a handful of meets, including the Strong Life meet in Tampa, which it won. A handful of Iron Core members will compete next month in the 2018 Europa Games in Orlando. Each instance has seen the individual competitor from Iron Core accompanied by fellow club members rooting them on. Thats the one very cool thing about the gym here is that, as a group, well go to the com petitions even if were not competing, Knepper said. OLD SCHOOL Members such as Doughty are drawn to Iron Core Gym for its traditional vibe. This is like an old-school gym, Doughty said. Youve got iron, chalk and people drop ping weights from overhead. For Guenther, the old-school vibe pairs well with the health benefits he has experienced from powerlifting. I kind of got hooked on it and have been training ever since, Guenther said. Ive found my physical fitness is staying really high especially as I get older. Now, hes happy to share his experience and insights with members such as Jim Walls who lifted 340 pounds dur ing Sundays in-house meet Chris Burke and Sin Ramkarran. To join the club, one first has to be a member at Iron Core, which costs $30 per month. Then, gym members can join club training sessions on Tues days, Thursdays and Saturdays, where existing members will guide them in technique and eventually help them create a program for success. Together, the club members look to continue pushing one anothers limits and have fun along the way. Its more than a gym; we have a little community here, Knepper said. Have our Mobile Showroom come to you! Minneola Location 301 E. Washington St. Unit FMinneola, FL 34715 (352) 394-0303www.marksfloorsonline.com Mount Dora Location3985 Hwy 19A Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 385-0303 Carpet Tile Hardwood Vinyl Laminate Athlete of the Week sponsored by: 267303 Winter Garden Location731 S. Dillard St. Unit 101/103 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 410-8998Follow us on Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 years.www.blairjohnsonlaw.com267428 r See Pages 18 & 19 of this weeks paper270809 How is your senior season going as a team captain? Its been the most enjoyable (season) just to kind of be in charge and have the guys look up to you, but its also a big responsibility to be an example on and off the field. What do you enjoy about this group? Im not going to play in college, so its fun to just get out on the field for these last games. Its fun to see this team, in two years time, they will be good and they will compete in the district. Theyre young but theyre get ting better really, really fast. Of which game are you the most proud? We had a game against Apop ka it was our first game of the season and we put some goals on them and played with them for a couple quarters. That was just like, Hey guys, I know were not winning, but were a lot better than last year. Whats it been like to play at Ocoee with your old er brother and now your younger brother? Its really fun, honestly. I really liked playing with my older brother (Mathis Hartman) he was the captain of the team, and it was fun to play for him. Now, I get to play with my younger brother (Nathan Hartman) and be his captain. SPORTS SPOTLIGHT Ocoee High lacrosse senior Andrew Hartman has been a captain the last two seasons, and his leadership has been important for a young team. An attacker, Hartman is also part of a family tradition. His older brother, Mathis, was a captain at Ocoee, and his younger brother, Nathan, is a junior on the team. Bob Hartman, Andrews father, is a volunteer coach. SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORS Andrew Hartman THE BASICS Hometown: Ocoee Year: Senior Age: 18 Height: 5-foot-5 Weight: 120 Position: Attack GPA: 4.2 (weighted) What has it been like playing for your father, Bob Hart man, who has been a volun teer coach for the team? Its fun. ... He always gives me praise for the things I do well on and off the field, and I think since Ive been in high school, hes focused more on my char acter how I act toward refs and the other team. Thats something hes always been proud of me for. Do you follow college lacrosse or Major League Lacrosse? Do you have a favorite player? I do follow college lacrosse, and I watch some MLL. I really like Johns Hopkins University thats the team Ive always fol lowed. And then favorite player, Id have to go with Paul Rabil, the best player in lacrosse. Whats the best lacrosse advice youve received? I would say that its all about fundamentals. Ive always been told by coaches in the past to focus on fundamentals. Do you have a favorite teach er from your time at Ocoee? My (Advanced Placement Psy chology) teacher, Mrs. (Betha ny) Luker. She introduced me to a lot of new topics and inter esting things about people and their personalities. If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? I would say, since Im really into soccer, I want to go to England and watch some soccer games there. Im a Liverpool supporter. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Upon returning from spring break, both the girls and boys lacrosse teams for West Orange High have winning records and high hopes with district tourna ments looming in mid-April. West Oranges girls team is 5-3 after a tough stretch just before the break, including losses to Winter Park (9-4) and Dr. Phillips (8-2). Coming out of the break, things will not get much eas ier for the Warriors girls team. Of West Oranges nine games scheduled from March 26 to April 12 including games that took place earlier this week after press time only three come against opponents below .500, and four of the Warriors remaining opponents have three losses or fewer. The West Orange girls lacrosse team will face new rival Windermere (5-2) for the first time March 30 on the road. West Orange senior Meghan Bomleny not only will face some former friends on the team at Wind ermere, but her mother Ann Bomleny also is the head coach for the Wolverines. Where the schedule for the West Orange girls team skews toward a tough path, the remaining seven games for the boys team are more of a mixed bag. Four are against sub-.500 teams, with Edgewater and Boone (both of which are 6-3) presenting the toughest chal lenges on paper. The Warriors will face Edge water March 29 at home and rival Apopka (4-3) at home April 2. STEVEN RYZEWSKI West Orange girls, boys lacrosse teams hope to maintain momentum Steven Ryzewski The West Orange girls lacrosse team has a tough remaining schedule ahead of it, leading into districts in mid-April. Lifting FROM PAGE 17 LEARN MORE To learn more about Iron Core Gym and getting involved with the Iron Core Powerlifting Club, visit the gyms ocial website at ironcoregym.com or its Facebook page: facebook. com/ironcoregymocoee.
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