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WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver FREE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018Foundation thespians perform Disney classic. 4. FLOWER POWER Amy QuesinberryOlivia Rodgers, left, Riley Walker, Yaadele Minnis and Sophia Amorim-Hidalgo are among the students at Innovation Montessori Ocoee who have been eagerly watching the construction of the SmartFlower Solar energy system. A steel ower on the campus of Innovation Montessori Ocoee will allow the school to operate solely on solar energy. SEE PAGE 6. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWest Orange residents raised a number of concerns regard ing middleand elementaryschool zoning options that were approved during the Orange County School Board meeting on April 24. The zoning options pertain to one relief middle school and two relief elementary schools scheduled to be built in Horizon West. The middle school will relieve overcrowding in Bridgewater Middle, while the elementary schools will relieve District OKs zoning for Horizon West relief schools SOUTHERN HOSPITALITYThe Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association supported students at its annual luncheon. 7.Orange County School Board members approved new plans but not without hearing from concerned citizens.VOLUME 85, NO. 18Warriors take regional titleWest Orange High hurdler Jasmine Williams was a strong performer in the team eort. PAGE 15. KUDOS TO CAPACapa steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has received the Miyazaki Wagyu Council Plaque in commemoration of the high-quality Wagyu beef served in Capa. Only eight restaurants in the United States have been awarded this esteemed plaque. The plaque represents the high level of honor the Japanese place upon the fullblooded Wagyu breed.YOUR TOWNFlorida Hospital to implement plan to correct helicopter paths ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERFlorida Hospital CEO Tim Cook discussed services and challenges, as well as what is in store for the hospitals Winter Garden location, at the Winter Garden City Commissions April 26 meeting. Cook, who represents Florida Hospital at Altamonte, Apopka and Winter Garden, delivered a presentation at the meeting to update the commission about Florida Hospital. One of the matters he discussed involved helicopter flights over Winter Garden. City Manager Mike Bollhoefer said the city occasionally has experienced issues with helicopters not following an agreed-upon flight path over Winter Garden. REAL BLACK TIE CEO Tim Cook addressed concerns regarding ight paths at the April 26 Winter Garden City Commission meeting.SEE FLIGHT PAGE 4 SEE BOARD PAGE 4


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Improve joint health, increase energy and concentration and reduce stress and general overall wellness. No experience needed; no special clothing required. For information or to register, tai-chi.FRIDAY, MAY 4INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Have you ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Learn about sewing safety, basic sew ing machine skills and stitching seams in this basic class. (407) 835-7323. MARY POPPINS JR. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Ocoee Middle School, 300 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee. Students at Acting Up Theater Academy will be performing this version of Mary Poppins. autamusicals@gmail. com.SATURDAY, MAY 564TH ANNUAL BAHIA SHRINE CIRCUS 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6 at Silver Spurs Arena/ Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. Enjoy six shows of a traditional American three-ring circus by the Royal Hanneford Circus. Proceeds benet the operations of Bahia Shrine Center in Orlando. Children under 12 attend free with a paying adult. Nonprot charities can request complimentary admission at or by calling (407) 660-8811. CORNERSTONE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Cornerstone Hospice, 5655 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is training volunteers for opportunities in Orange County, including Dr. Phillips. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register for training, call (888) 728-6234 or email volunteering@cshospice. org and reference the Orange County training. DERBY DE MAYO CHIHUAHUA RUN 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The Weiner Race in October was a hit; can the Chihuahuas top it? Rae prizes include airline tick ets. Proceeds benet A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. Registration is $10 at Eventbrite or at the door and includes one rae ticket. (407) 395-9520. FUZZY THERAPY MINIATURE HORSES DERBY DAY Noon to 2 p.m. at Tack Boutique, 21 S. Main St., Winter Garden. Join Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses for its second annual Derby Day event, which includes raes, a chance to make a derby hat and visits with the minis. (407) 654-0510. INSECT SAFARI 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Christy LeDuc leads this family-suitable program, teaching attendees about dierent native insects of Florida. The program starts in the classroom and continues with a guided hike on the preserve so participants can see bugs up close. Take a reusable water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. Bug nets and containers are provided. Cost is $5 donation for non-members, free for members. Register at OCOEE POOL OPENING 11:15 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Ocoee Parks and Recreation Departments Family Aquatic Facility at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road. The pool features a safe, zero-depth entry and a maximum depth of four feet. Admission is $1.50 for adults and $1 for children and seniors. For pool hours, visit Family-Aquatic-Center or call (407) 905-3180. RUN FOR THE ROSES 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Pines of Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road, Windermere. Join the West Orange Junior Service League for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Run for the Roses. The evening includes derby-inspired food and drinks, a hat contest, video horse racing, silent auction and a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $100 in advance and $150 the day of the event and can be purchased at run-for-the-roses-2018-tick ets-42546282075.SUNDAY, MAY 6STRESS LESS AMERICA 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Stress bearing you down? Join Dr. Paolo Wong, a local health and wellness expert, and learn how to manage stress eectively. Light refreshments provided. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.TUESDAY, MAY 8WORWF SATELLITE MEETING 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Meadow Ridge Clubhouse, 379 Douglas Edward Drive, Ocoee. Guest speaker is Bonita Scase, regional eld director of RPOF. RSVP and get gate code by calling Rebecca Mellen at (407) 230-5968 or emailing, MAY 9COFFEE WITH A COP 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Breakfast Club of Ocoee, 267 West Road, Ocoee. Join neighbors and Ocoee police ocers for coee and conversation. There is no agenda or speech; just a chance to ask questions and voice concerns. For more information, contact Ocer P. Scott-Marsh at (407) 905-3160, Ext. 3024 or patera.scott@ YOUR CALENDAR


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 3 274054 At Growing Together Pediatrics we offer comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. We provide physicals, immunizations, ADHD/behavior consultations and treatment, acne and eczema care and so much more.Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www.GrowingTogetherPeds.comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Same day ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWith bowling, burgers and booze, GameTime in Ocoee hopes to become West Oranges newest local hangout. We certainly are always actively looking for ways to tie ourselves to the local community, GameTime CEO and founder Mike Abecassis said. We want to find ourselves trying to connect to that community, because were just a local space. Were not a tourist-type attraction, typically. Were really trying to connect to the local community and be a regular place to go. We want to be their second liv ing room. The family entertainment center will celebrate its grand opening from May 4 to 6 with prize giveaways, promotions and food and drink specials throughout the weekend. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, GameTime will offer $5 margaritas, $5 tequila shots and $15 Corona buckets. Each bucket will have five Coronas. GameTime features a wide variety of video arcade games, indoor miniature bowling, a fullliquor bar and a diverse menu, said GameTime Marketing Director Kelli Markunas. Its beyond American cuisine, Markunas said. Theres just so much diversity in our menu now. Markunas added the menu offers everything from wings, tacos, burgers, ribs, nachos, pasta, pot stickers and more. Games are played using a card-based system that features two options to play. Players can choose a card where they play by the hour or play by the credit, Abecassis said. We sell time-based play that allow guests to play for a limited amount of time, Abecassis said. Those cards are limited in what games can be played and it doesnt win any prizes or tickets. Additionally, it cannot be shared; it locks out while another game is being played. And then, we sell a credit-based card that is essentially an la carte play, so its pay-to-play for each individual game. Markunas said GameTime offers a combo deal so players can enjoy a meal and games at a low cost. We have a dine-and-play combo, which is a great value, Markunas said. It gives you a select menu item plus a $15 allaccess game card for only $16.99, so your meal is practically free with that combo. In addition to games and food, GameTime also features dozens of TVs that will show sporting events throughout the year, Abecassis said. Were always promoting all of the sporting events whether its football, basketball, hockey, baseball were showing everything that we can, Abecassis said. We always show every football game. We buy the NFL package, and we show every football game. Anywhere you sit in the restaurant, youll certainly be able to see all the games at any time. (We) want to make sure were thought of as a place to go to when theres a special (sporting) event.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORThe American Legion post in Winter Garden, Hugh T. Gregory No. 63, has been in existence for 98 years, and two of its members have been with the organization for nearly a third of that time. Gary Happnie and John Kostu were awarded their 30-year certificates and pins at the posts 98th anniversary dinner celebration, held Friday, April 27, at the post. Other were recognized for their ongoing membership, as well: Thomas Blastic and Harold Brothers, 25 years; Orval Riker and Richard Siemon, 20 years; William Brouillard, Gunther Sibuls, Michael Fennessey, Kenneth Kelley and Russel Niday, 15 years; Eugene Bohmert, Michael Brown, John Foster, Larry Rose and George Traywick, 10 years; and Edward Dault, Sean Gibbs, Ashley Jacques, Claude Leslie, William Luke, Kenneth Lyons, Karl Meyer, Betty Michael, Shawn Myers, Stuart Thomas and Matthew Whitney, five years. Following dinner, guest speaker Steve Shuga, commander for the American Legion Department of Florida, took the podium. Shuga has visited every post in the state since starting his position last July. Also during the program, First Vice Commander Kurt Gies gave a history of the legion, and Stu Kinneburgh and Tom Powell provided entertainment.BACKGROUNDThe American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. When local veterans applied for a temporary charter in Winter Garden in April 1920, the post was assigned number 63, simply because it was the 63rd post to be organized in Florida. The permanent charter was effective in August 1921. John C. Bowyer was the first commander. The Hugh T. Gregory American Legion Post 63 was later named for Gregory, a Winter Garden resident and first lieutenant in the 3rd Pioneer Infantry of the U.S. Army who was killed in France in December 1920 during World War I. He is buried in the Oakland Cemetery. The first elected officers were Sam T. Salisbury, commander; W.B. Burch, adjutant; Elwood M. Tanner, treasurer; Vance McCloud, sergeant-at-arms; Leonard M. Gaddy, historian; the Rev. H.C. Harden, chaplain; and Joe McCann, athletic officer. At that time, there were 45 members. Meetings were held in locations such as skating rinks, garages and theaters until 1926, when two developers donated land at 271 W. Plant St., in downtown Winter Garden. The post remains there today. The iconic building, with its red log-cabin design, was used in the HBO movie From the Earth to the Moon in 1997, and some residents caught a glimpse of Tom Hanks, who starred in, directed and produced the film. Kathryn O. Boyer was elected the posts first female commander in 1999. Today, the post provides JROTC medals and program assistance, scholarships, school medals to students at eight local elementary schools, students for Boys State and assistance to Matthews Hope; and it assists veterans and families through Project Vet Relief and other American Legion programs.American Legion post celebrates 98th anniversaryLongevity awards were presented to legionnaires for their dedication to the Hugh T. Gregory post in Winter Garden. Amy QuesinberryFlorida State Commander Steve Shuga, left, and Post 63 Commander Judd Kuneman stand over the POW/MIA table, a symbol of the brothers who are unable to be with loved ones and family. IF YOU GOGAMETIME OCOEE 9441 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee HOURS: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays. PHONE: (407) 505-4600 WEBSITE: gametimeplayers. com PRESS STARTCourtesy photoGameTime is a family entertainment center that oers a wide variety of games, a diverse menu and full-liquor bar.The arcade and entertainment center will celebrate the grand opening of its Ocoee location this weekend.


4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 ObserverPublisher / Dawn Willis, Executive Editor / Michael Eng, Design Editor / Jessica Eng, Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, News Editor / Gabby Baquero, Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, Advertising Executives Michelle Gentry, Cyndi Gustafson, Creative Services Tony Trotti, Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, Katie Rehm, If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. 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,, 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@ ORANGE TIMES & 2018 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 Livingovercrowding at Keenes Crossing, Independence, Bay Lake and Sand Lake elementary schools. The relief schools have not yet been named and will open in the fall of 2019, said District 4 School Board Member Pam Gould. We approved a zoning option, but we did after our workshop (in March) have more of the community come out with concerns, Gould said. Gould added the two primary concerns residents raised per tained to communities being separated and distances from schools. One (concern) is the perception ... that some of the communities are slightly closer to one school than another, Gould said. The second (concern) is there is a large subdivision that is separated by Seidel Road and in the option that we were presenting forward that subdivision was going to two different schools based on the division of Seidel Road. That large subdivision is the Watermark community. Carey Adams is a resident of Watermark and started a petition to oppose the zoning options that were approved by the school district. We went to the School Board to share that we oppose (the zoning), because they ultimately are breaking up our neighborhood, Adams said. We see ourselves as one neighborhood of Watermark. We just happened to be split by a main artery (road) through our neighborhood, but we do a ton of stuff together. The neighborhood acts as one. Resident Cynthia Dailey also started a petition opposing the zoning options that were approved. Daileys petition relates to the issue of distances from schools. Her petition notes the zoning does not line up with how Horizon West was planned. Each village in Horizon West is supposed to have an elementary school within walking distance of the homes. The purpose of the petition I started was to show the board during the meeting that residents of Horizon West want the concept of neighborhood elementary schools to be an important factor when they rezone in our area, Dailey said. There will be more rezonings as Horizon West grows. Not everyone will be happy with them, but if they respect the concept of the walkable neighbor hoods attending the elementary in their own area at least the lifestyle promised by that part of the masterplan will be upheld for the homes in the same neighbor hoods as the schools as they are opened. Gould said to address these concerns, she recommended the school district consider targeted rezoning options in certain communities. Because of some of the concerns that were brought up I recommended that we pass the (zoning) plan with the promise to come back by October with some targeted rezoning options or consideration of that, she said. Were going to look at (the zoning) again based on the testimony that we got via email and heard. Do we run into this (issue)? Yes, all the time. Do we try and accommodate it as much as we can? All of the time, because we dont want to break up communities. We want to keep communities together as much as possible. Horizon West is unique because the whole community is not built. Adams and Dailey both responded to how the school board addressed their concerns. My hope is that they really do take it to heart and dont split up neighborhoods and/or communities, Adams said. I think that their job is difficult. Theyve got to decide to split it somewhere, and theyre looking at a lot of different things. I felt that (my) point was heard and respected during the (school) board meeting, Dailey said. Once Horizon West is built out, it will all normalize, and the growing pains and overcrowding will subside. But with the current rules about when new schools can be planned overcrowded schools are a reality that all the residents in this area will just have to live with if they want all the benefits that come with living in such an amazing area. Orange County Public Schools Director of Student Enrollment Dr. Carol McGowin said some students may be eligible for a grandfathered transfer if the new zoning affects what school they attend. Students would just have to meet one of three criteria. As part of the rezoning adventure, the school board has put in place grandfather transfers to help ease the transition rezoning causes, McGowin said. Either the student has been rezoned twice by OCPS at a given grade level, the student is being moved from an existing school to an existing school or the student is a rising fifthor eighth-grader zoned to the relief school. The deadline to apply for a grandfather transfer is May 31. For more information on transfers visit, or call (407) 317-3233. When we approved the Florida Hospital, they agreed to have their helicopters fly a certain route which generally bypasses the neighborhoods, Bollhoefer said. Over the past two years, weve had a few helicopters not follow those routes and actually fly over the neighborhoods. And our job is to correct that and ensure they dont. Cook listed some of the causes of the issue and discussed a fourpoint plan on how to address it. We found that some pilots are new, and they havent man aged the new flight path, but we also found that seasoned pilots still didnt follow the flight path, Cook said.Were still investigating that. The first point in the plan involves ensuring the multiple flight-service providers Florida Hospital uses are educated about the flight path over Winter Gar den that helicopters are required to follow. In our naivet, we thought if we educate the multiple flightservice providers with the new flight path, then thats all wed have to do and wed be done, Cook said. What were learning is were going to have to do that over and over and intentionally be proactive about it, because I think it gets a little out of sight, out of mind because the helicopter traf fic (here) isnt as prominent as it is in some other places. The second point is to work with dispatchers to remind aviation service providers of the flight path helicopter pilots must take over Winter Garden, Cook said. When they dispatch a helicopter, they (dispatchers) are going to remind the provider whichever one it is of the Winter Garden flight path, because we think that little proactive reminder may help create a little more compliance, Cook said. Third, Florida Hospital will implement a more aggressive follow-up plan pertaining to helicopters that fly off the required path. The final point involves gathering data of flights straying away from the required path and meeting with flight-service providers to discuss the data. Cook also updated commissioners on what is still to come at the hospital. Well expand cardiology, gen eral surgery, urology; well have an ENT (ear, nose, throat) practice thats slated to go in there toward the end of the year, Cook said. As the year ends ... we anticipate starting a medical oncology practice there with infusion. ... Were also going to expand the primary care services in the building as well as rehab. Foundation Academy theater students took audience members to a trip under the sea with their production of The Little Mermaid. Students swam, shimmied and sang their way through a classic tale of love conquering evil. ERIC GUTIERREZFoundation thespians go under the sea Madison Fernandes starred as Ariel in Foundations production of The Little Mermaid. Mario Golden played the role of Sebastian. ONLINESee more photos at Flight pattern Board approves rezoning CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved unanimously the second reading of two rezoning ordinances. Ordinance 18-17 rezones a 0.625-acre parcel located at 227 S. Main St. from city R-2 residential district to city R-NC residential neighborhood commercial district. Ordinance 18-19 rezones a 4-acre parcel generally located at 2001 Avalon Road from Planned Unit Development to Planned Commercial Development.CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


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PSALMS 118:22 274021 273971 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORNow that its Mobility Master Plan is complete, the town of Oakland is focusing on another planning component the urban design guidelines. A two-day workshop was held April 25 and 26 with town staff, members of the towns Planning & Zoning and Appearance Review Board, urban designer Michael Morrissey and planner Tara Salmieri of PlanActive Studio. Their purpose was to further define the architectural features and styles that will adorn future construction. Is Oakland block and stacked stone? No, its more brick, more wood, Foltz said. And thats what the study is about. (The towns evolution) goes from from what we were with septic tanks to what we are now with sewer, Foltz said. We dont want to lose who we are. So as an urban planner, with my background, if what I did was to bring sewer, but then we become Anywhere USA, then I have failed because thats not what the people want. Development isnt bad; it just needs guidelines, he said.GUIDING THE TOWNWhen Oakland officials first discussed bringing sewer into town about seven years ago, Foltz received a call from someone considering building a truck stop. We knew thats not what we wanted, he said. The town created its Gateway Corridor Overlay about 16 years ago prior to considering building a sewer system to establish signage, landscaping and architecture guidelines for developers wanting to build along the towns main routes: West Colonial Drive, Tubb Street and Oakland Avenue. The town updated the ordinance in 2013 and established the Appearance Review Board to ensure standards in development and to keep the flavor of Oakland alive. For a long time, Ive wanted to go deeper with that, Foltz said. And now he has the opportunity. (The town is) going from general planning to mobility planning to urban design, Town Planner Jay Marder said. Weve done a lot of customized urban design, (meaning) weve gone project to project without real guidelines. One idea is to have five or six design districts, he said. This includes Neighborhood Commercial; Institutional, around churches and schools; multi-family and single-family residential; one geared toward Colonial and another geared toward Oakland Avenue; and one that utilizes the flavor of the Oakland Nature Preserve and its distinctive buildings. The next step is for the designers to put together all the elements including drawings and specifications discussed at the workshops and create a working document. Now we go in and modify all those drawings and frameworks to fit Oakland as a town; to fit the type of historic-oriented architecture that we like here, to fit the natural materials that you find in Florida, Marder said. The completed document is expected to go before the P&Z and the ARB in June and then to the Town Commission in July.Oakland begins work on urban design guidelinesThe new guidelines will take the towns Gateway Corridor Overlay ordinance a step further to establish more-dened standards for new buildings along West Colonial Drive, Oakland Avenue and Tubb Street.Development isnt bad; it just needs guidelines. Dennis Foltz, Oakland town manager


6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORWith a name like Innovation Montessori Ocoee, the school is serious about its commitment to inspire innovative thinking. A giant solar flower installed on the ground near the primary campus is visible proof of that. The 16-foot flower is actu ally made up of 12 solar panels and produces enough energy to power a house. Its location gives students visible access to it as a learning tool. The flower itself rises in the morning, tracks the sun across the sky and closes at night, said Sherilyn Moore, president of the schools board of directors. Thats the most effective way, because it tracks the sun. Its also a cool feature and a talking point with the children. A future program expansion will increase the coverage to pow er the entire campus. Montessoris education phi losophy goes beyond academics, and one thing Montessori is very passionate about is environmentalism, so our school will be energy independent, said Cathy Tobin, assistant principal. The SmartFlorida Solar flower is the result of nearly two years of discussions the board of directors had when moving from Winter Garden to Ocoee and building a new campus. When we were building the school, we were endeavoring to build the most environmentally friendly school that we could on our budget, Moore said. We talked about solar. We discussed having one tiny piece of solar in an energy garden one kinetic energy piece, a wind piece and a solar piece. The board met Stephen Facella nicknamed Solar Steve when he spoke to the group about introducing a solar program. He actually introduced himself to us before his kids came to the school, Tobin said. He just wanted to share solar power. Hes on a mission. He thinks its important to the health of the planet. He knew the connection between Montessori and environmentalism, and he heard we were building a new campus. Facella, who attended a Montessori school as a child, said he understands and believes in the Montessori Method and its focus. His home has run on solar energy for several years. He approached the school and said to the board: You cannot have this brand-new school and be powering this school with fossil fuels and teaching peace education. I said I would do anything I could to make sure the school is solar run, he said. Facella connected with Watt Sun Energy, in Windermere, and Alternative Energy Services Cor poration, both of which agreed to install the system at cost. He introduced the board to First Green Bank, in Clermont, a bank dedicated to helping companies go green, and the school was able to obtain a loan to turn the entire facility solar. The solar flower works in conjunction with a 28kW solar system on the roof of the schools primary building, as well as a 37kW system on the main campus building. The primary buildings system is made up of 106 solar panels and two inverters that capture and create clean renewable energy from the sun equal to more than 43,000 kWh per year.The main campus buildings system has 128 solar panels and one large capacity inverter that captures and creates clean renewable energy from the sun equal to more than 50,000 kWh per year. The reason the flower exists is so the kids could see it in art form, Facella said. He now has one child at the school, and a second will start attending next year. The school held its first Arteco festival last month, and students performed and displayed artwork. The event allowed students and staff to showcase the solar flower and other environmentally friendly aspects of the campus. Innovation Montessori was able to save about 250 trees at the front of the property, and those that couldnt be saved were repurposed into benches, outdoor classrooms and mulch. It also operates two irrigation systems, one from the well that was already on the property and the other out of a pond. WattSun Energy is taking the schools solar program a step fur ther and is making a donation to the school for every Innovation family that switches to solar. Its all part of making students aware of their environment and that their actions do make a dif ference. The flower, using that as a teaching tool, saving the planet, of course is a goal, but showing the students (in) real time the impact these things can make is really, really important, Moore said. In having Innovation in our name, we try to inspire these kids any way we can.SOLAR FLOWER STATISTICSPOWER: 3kW of energy HEIGHT: 16 feet when fully opened, 8 feet when closed WIDTH: 15.5 feet when fully opened, 4 feet when closed NUMBER OF PETALS: 12 MATERIAL: Steel DETAILS: At 6 a.m., it pops open, cleans itself and gets ready to track the sun throughout the day. At night or during bad weather, it folds up like a sunower. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Equivalent to saving 8,900 gallons of gasoline, powering more than 11 homes for a year, planting more than 2,000 new trees and defer ring more than 28 tons of landll waste.Awareness blossoms at Innovation ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE CAMPUSInnovation Montessori Ocoee, 1644 N. Lakewood Ave., Ocoee, is dedicated to doing its part to preserve the environment and has implemented many programs to do so. Among them: 250 trees saved during school construction Campus powered by solar panels Home to the rst solar ower in the state of Florida Pollution-eating paint on the primary building Air-purication solution on windows Water irrigation pump system that recirculates rain and runo water Buttery garden with pollinator plants Four acres of undeveloped wetlands Bat boxes Parent Green Team Student garden clubs Amy Quesinberry Hi, Im Dr. Jo Reeves. I have extensive professional training in chiropractic, including my gentle approach in adjusting. My educational background includes 6 years of college, Doctorate degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic as well as post graduate studies in orthopedics. Our patients have discovered the effectiveness of GENTLE SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTING. Our therapy department, including a licensed massage therapist and acupuncturist enables us to treat many varied conditions. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 11 Mothers Day PHOTO CONTESTNow thru May 7Submit a photo of you and your children or you and your mom to the West Orange Times or Windermere Observer Facebook pages. You may also email the photo to or bring your entry to the Observer office at 720 S. Dillard St. The contest ends Monday, May 7th at 5pm. Winners will be announced Thursday, May 10th. 273201 Sponsored in Part by...WIN A GIFT BASKET FOR MOM! 274438 855 E. Plant St,Winter Garden 917-573-1661 Join Us May 12thFor A SpecialMothers Day SurpriseMimosas & Flowers MAY OFFER:BOGO for Momon single passes Bring your mom, grandma or influential woman in your life to a class and celebrate with a BOGO.$12 = 2 Single Passes If you would like to use this towards our other passes, please see Tiffany. Bungee Fitness duo of Bungee Flight and Bungee Fit TRX Aerial Yoga Flex ZumbaPhoto Credit, Jason Childs Proudly Sponsors... 274003 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: PETOF THE WEEK This is the life! 274521In the late 1860s, before Mothers Day was an official holiday in the U.S., Anna Jarvis started mothers clubs that served poor and sick mothers and their children. Later Mothers Friendship Day was founded to build peace after the Civil War ended. In the 21st century, women play increasingly important roles in church, society and families. Its important to remember that not all women who mother have children, yet they help others just as much. Many women without children have been inspiring leaders, mentors and surrogate mothers to young people in ways that helped transform them into mature adults. Women serve others with faith, hope and love in their homes, their communities and the world with their time every day. From here on out on Mothers Day, pause in gratitude for the treasured women in your life. Celebrate all those who mothered you in the past and those who support you now. May it be a day you commit to be more compassionate and ferocious in your love for others.Rev. Rusty Belcher, Senior Pastor125 N. Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL, 34787 407-656-1135 Steve Rocca, John Beacham and Steve and Susan Schilling met up at the events end. WKMG Sports 6 Jamie Seh and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones headlined the night. Susan and Frank Mattucci spent time with Dana Rocca. Left: Debi Jones and Russell and Marlene Judge had fun at the fundraiser. ONLINESee more photos at


12 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 274461CITY OF OCOEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SPECIAL ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT DISTRICT S.E.E.DNotice Is Hereby given that the City of Ocoee City Commission will consider an adoption of the proposed Resolution, creating the Ocoee Browneld Area (A.K.A Special Economic Enhancement District S.E.E.D) for remediation, rehabilitation and economic redevelopment pursuant to the requirements as amended in Ch. 97-277, Laws of Florida, codied as Sections 376.77 376.86, Florida Statutes. e OCOEE CITY COMMISSION will hold the 1st public hearing on Tuesday, MAY 15, 2018, at 6:15 pm or as soon thereaer as practical. e public hearing will be held in the City Hall Commission Chambers located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. e OCOEE CITY COMMISSION will hold the 2nd public hearing on Tuesday, JUNE 5, 2018, at 6:15 pm or as soon thereaer as practical. e public hearing will be held in the City Hall Commission Chambers located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF OCOEE, FLORIDA, CREATING THE OCOEE DOWNTOWN BROWNFIELD AREA; FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION, REHABILITATION AND ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE CITY CLERK TO NOTIFY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF SAID DESIGNATION AS REQUIRED; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed actions above. e complete case le may be inspected at the Ocoee Development Services Department/Planning Division located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. e City Commission may continue this public hearing to other dates and times, as it deems necessary. Any interested party shall be advised of the dates, times, and places of any continuation of these or continued public hearings shall be announced during the hearing and no further notices regarding these matters will be published. You are advised that any person who desires to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need a record of the proceedings and for this purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerks Oce 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 407-905-3105. 4 2 9 4 3 8 S t o r y B l u f o r d P a l m P l a n t S i l v e r S t a r W e s t C r o w n P o i n t F r a n k l i n O c o e e A p o p ka R e w i s M a g u i r e C a r t e r G e n e v a K i s s i m m e e O r l a n d o E a s t C r o w n P o i n t L e e P i n e B a y L a k e s h o r e O a k l a n d M c k e y C u m b e r l a n d 1 7 t h E n t e r p r i s e 1 6 t h 1 5 t h O h i o T a y l o r M a p l e L a k e w o o d M a i n e B e t h u n e C r o w n P a r k C a p i t o l F l o r a l M a r s h a l l F a r m s M o b i l e S a b i n a l L y m a n S t a t e R o a d 4 2 9 O f f S e c u r i t y B u t l e r L F R o p e r L a f a y e t t e 7 t h C r o w n P o i n t C r o s s C o l u m b u s D u n b a r M a x e y A n d e r s o n M a c k B a n d e r a s M a g n o l i a B a s i n B u r n t T r e e D e m a s t u s W a s h i n g t o n L a u r e l R i d g e C i r c l e K e y C l a r c o n a O c o e e M i l d r e d C a b o r c a P a l o m a s C h r i s t o p h e r M e l v a L y l e A l d a m a S u s a n B B r i t t K e n n y E d g e w a y K e n t w o o d P e r i w i n kl e K e y R o b e r t s R i s e L a k e v i e w O c o e e B u s i n e s s S u n d i a l K e y M a r y s P a r k H M B o w n e s s S i l l s C h r i s t i n e E a s t B a y N o r t h C i r c l e M a g u i r e C u m b e r l a n d K i s s i m m e e L e e B a y L a k e w o o d B a y M a x e y 0 1 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 5 0 F e e t O coe e S E E D ( S p ec i a l E c on om i c E n h a n ce m en t D i s t r i ct ) L e g e n d P a r ce l s P r o p o s e d B r o w n fi e l d A r e a 274502 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 REAL BLACK TIE Nehrling Gardens Corks, Caladiums & Canvases After Hurricane Irma took its toll on Nehrling Gardens last fall, it has taken a while to clean up and raise funds to repair damages. However, proceeds from this years Corks, Caladiums & Canvases event held Saturday, April 28, at the gardens will help tremendously. The annual event takes attendees on a walk around the scenic gardens, with wine tastings and food samplings from local restaurants along the way. Guests also watched local artists display their talents and perused the silent auction. DANIELLE HENDRIX Sharon Jackson and Dawn Pope enjoyed the scenic views. Artist Rudy Drapiza painted a beautiful lakeside sunset scene. Karen Ne, Art Swanton and Angela Withers ensured the event ran smoothly. Health Central Hospital President Mark Marsh, right, and wife Julie enjoyed the fresh air. Richard and Michelle Nehrling loved attending the event. ONLINESee more photos at


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Austin Gomber, seen here pitching during Spring Training, got the call to join St. Louis Cardinals April 29.Photo courtesy Taka Yanagimoto SPORTSMAY 3, 20181 The West Orange baseball team ended its regular season with a 4-3 walk-o win April 26. Anthony Garcia, a sophomore, hit the game-winning single for the Warriors (1213). West Orange faced Olympia in the FHSAA Class 9A, District 3 Seminals May 2, after press time. The result of that game is available at The Ocoee baseball team celebrated its Senior Night with a 12-10 win over visiting Wekiva. The Knights are competing in the FHSAA Class 8A, District 3 Tournament this week.3 Legacy Charter brothers Gehrig and Gabriel Chambless were named all-district players ahead of this weeks district tournament. The Eagles ended the regular season with a record of 15-10, going 6-6 in district play. Gehrig, a senior, is hitting .526 and Gabriel, a junior, is hitting .351.4 Ben Wilson has stepped down as the head basketball coach at Windermere Prep after nine seasons leading the program. Wilson took over the Lakers in the programs second year and led the team to a state championship in 2016. For more, visit West Orange High School football alum Garrett Johnson has signed a contract as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears. HIGH5 WARRIORS ON TRACK Steven RyzewskiWest Orange senior Jasmine Williams, seen here at the Metro West Conference Championship in April, won the girls 300-meter hurdles at the regional championship April 26.Girls take regionals, boys earn runner-upSTEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORWest Orange track coach Adolph Morris didnt mince words when he addressed his girls 4x400-meter relay team moments before their race at the regional championship last week. With a regional championship for the program hanging in the balance, the first-year coach for the Warriors laid out the scenario. We told the girls that we had to win the race, Morris said. And they did just that in thrilling fashion giving the girls program at West Orange its first regional title. The team of Jahnile Registre, Taryn Dotson, Jasmine Williams and Shyanne Mayes bested the runners-up from Oak Ridge by just more than a second the Warriors time of 3:53.13 edg-STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORWell before West Orange senior Elijah Jackson became a regional champion in the shot put and the top seed in Class 4A entering this weekends 2018 FHSAA Track & Field State Championships at the University of North Florida, he admits he was pretty bad at the sport. I went to the first few meets, and I kind of got whooped, Jackson said, laughing. Jackson, who also has been a Jackson has shot up rankings for shot putSteven RyzewskiElijah Jacksons shot-put throw of 16.15 meters (53 feet) at the regional meet has him entering the state meet this weekend as the top-seeded thrower in Class 4A. STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOROn April 23, West Orange High baseball alum Austin Gomber had one of the best starts of his professional career. The left-handed pitcher struck out 16 batters over eight shutout innings for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds in a 3-0 victory over the Iowa Cubs. Six days later, the former Warrior got the news he had been waiting for his whole life the St. Louis Cardinals called up Gomber to join the Big League-club for the finale of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gomber is wearing No. 68 and according to MLB.coms Matt Kelly, will be utilized in the Cardinals bullpen. Although he did not see any action for that first game, as a reliever, he could be called upon at any time. The Cardinals returned to St. Louis Sunday night and will host the Chicago White Sox for a pair of games May 1 and 2 before hosting the rival Chicago Cubs May 4 to 6. Gomber, 24, has pitched well for Triple-A Memphis this season. In four starts, he has a 2.45 ERA spanning 25.2 innings with 27 strikeouts. In Double-A Springfield in 2017, the former Warrior earned 10 wins and had a 3.34 ERA. The West Orange Times & Observer caught up with Gomber in December when he was added WO alum Gomber gets MLB call-upFresh o one of the best starts of his minor-league career, former Warrior Austin Gomber was recalled by the St. Louis Cardinals April 29 and joined the team for its game in Pittsburgh. SEE GOMBER PAGE 16 SEE NEXT STOP PAGE 16 SEE BUYING IN PAGE 16


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Dillard St. Unit 101/103 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 410-8998Follow us on How long have you been doing shot put, and how did you get started? This is my first time doing it. I went (to track) for the football workouts, and I did the shot put, too. I just enjoy doing it and competing. What was it like to compete in some of the varsity meets for Foundation Academy? It was tough, because they use a bigger ball, and it was hard to throw. The people I was throw ing against were experienced and a lot older. It motivated me. What is your routine before you throw at a meet? I stretch my legs and arms. What would you consider to be your main sport? Basketball. I play center for the middle-school team. Im good in the post and at rebounding. What do you like about playing team sports? I like that I get to play with my friends and compete against other teams. Who is your favorite basketball player? I like LeBron James. I like how he can just power through the defense. Are you excited about moving up to varsity football this fall? Yeah, but its going to be tough because there are a bunch of grown men up there. What do you like doing in your free time? I like watching basketball and playing video games. My favorite video game is NBA 2K I like playing with the (Golden State) Warriors. I can shoot with whoever I want, and theres a high-percentage chance of them making it. If you could play a game of basketball at any arena, where would you choose to play? The Staples Center, the Lakers arena. Whats your favorite class? I like science Mrs. (Jessica) Sullivan is my teacher. I like learning about chemicals and stuff. What do you want to do for a career? I want to be an engineer. Whats your go-to meal after practice? Chipotle I get a chicken bowl with everything. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTReggie Jean is relatively new to shot put. The Foundation Academy eighth-grader only took up the sport this spring, but already he is mak ing a name for himself. Jean won the Greater Orlando Athletic Confer ence Middle School Championship in the event and qualied for the middle-school state meet May 12 at IMG Academy. Jean has improved from throwing 37 feet to a personal best of 44 feet. SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSReggie Jean THE BASICSSchool: Foundation Academy Age: 14 Grade: Eighth Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 250 pounds Other sports: Football, basketball Hometown: Orlando STATE QUALIFIERSGIRLS Taryn Dotson, senior Long jump, triple jump Jahnile Registre, freshman 400-meter dash Jasmine Williams, senior 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles Shyanne Mayes, junior 800-meter run Isabella Matos Adaptive shot put, 200-meter dash and 800-meter run 4x400 relay Registre, Dotson, Williams, Mayes (Alternates Yvonika Auguste, Kiyah Royster) BOYS Russell Robinson, junior Long jump, 300-meter hurdles Simon Sutherland, senior Discus, shot put Elijah Jackson, senior Shot put Nicholas Miller, junior 1,600-meter run 4x800 relay Christian Pierre-Paul, Miller, Jhaniel Navarra Ortiz, Branden Young (Alternates: Artise Lewis, Richard Taylor)to the Cardinals 40-man roster ahead of Spring Training. Although he optioned to Triple-A before the end of Spring Training a move that was expected as MLB teams carry only 25 players on an active roster during the regular season he was optimistic it was a har binger of things to come. Not a lot of people have the opportunity to be on a Major League roster, Gomber said. I think it bodes well for this upcoming year. Gombers optimism proved to be well-founded, and he has joined former West Orange Warriors Mason Williams and Nolan Fontana as alumni who have made it to The Show. Williams was called up by the New York Yankees in 2015 and currently is playing for the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Fontana was called up by the Los Angeles Angels in 2017 and currently is playing for the Angels Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees. standout at West Orange in football and basketball, formally took up the shot put as a junior. Throwing coach David Peaco, an assistant under head track coach Adolph Morris, remembers when Jackson first came out and being underwhelmed with his original throws of about 39 feet (11.88 meters). I was like, Oh Lord weve got a little work to do here, Peaco said. Instead of giving up, Jackson doubled down. I made a commitment to work even harder and to listen to what (Peaco) says, Jackson said. Im really glad that I have a great coaching staff behind me. That commitment paid off. During the winter, while Jack son was playing for the War riors boys hoops team that made it to the Final Four, he called his throwing coach about getting a few practice tosses in to warm up for the approaching spring season. He threw it 49 feet, Peaco said. I thought, Oh my goodness is this a fluke? And then he did it again. Jackson has continued to improve since then, winning Metro West, district and regional championships along the way. Most recently, at the FHSAA Class 4A, Region 1 Meet April 26, Jackson threw a career-best 53 feet (16.15 meters). In the span of year, Jackson has gone from not qualifying for state to having the top distance in his classification this spring. Hes been buying in, Peaco said. Now Jackson is eyeing an opportunity to win a state title. Whats more, this sport he only took up as a junior now figures to be his ticket to a college education. Jackson is being recruited by several schools. Its amazing, Jackson said, reflecting on his progress. I come from a family of seven children, so its hard moneywise (for college). Getting this opportunity is just a blessing. ing the Pioneers 3:54.27. The victory in that race helped secure a team championship victory as West Oranges 57 points at the meet topped Winter Parks 55 and Winder meres 52. The victory April 26 was extra sweet for the War riors, because they had been defeated by rival Windermere a roster that includes several former teammates rezoned for the new school at the Metro West Championship earlier in the month. Now the program has a district and regional title to its credit as it heads to state and the West Orange boys team is coming along, too. The War riors boys team finished tied for second at the regional championships that day, and between both teams a total of 16 student-athletes will make the trip to the University of North Florida for the 2018 FHSAA Track & Field State Championships May 4-5. Its a really big deal, Morris said. Its exciting any time you have an opportunity to make school history. Although the girls 4x400 relay was the emotional highlight of the day, Morris said the success for West Orange was punctuated by athletes stepping up in big moments. Whether it was Shyanne Mayes in the 800-meter run, Simon Sutherland in the discus and shot put, Nicholas Miller in the 1,600-meter run or Taryn Dotson in the long jump, sever al Warriors outperformed their pre-meet seeding. Add to that individual regional championships from the likes of Russell Robinson, Elijah Jackson, Jasmine Williams and Jahnile Registre and West Orange had a winning combination. Now, the Warriors will head to Jacksonville with their sights set on contending for state championships. Results from the state meet can be followed at stop: StateGomber moves up Buying in pays oCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15


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Rusty Belcher, Senior Pastor From...Service times: Sunday 9:00am and 11:15am Interested in a Montessori Education, with a Christian Worldview, for your preschool child? Learn more now by emailing Preschool Director Ginger Allen at 407.905.9500740 9th St., Winter Garden, FL 34787 come out and meet our staff and take a tour of the facility. PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-6 NOW ENROLLING! STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORJulia Sniffen admits shes never quite come to bat in a moment like the one she faced during the FHSAA Class 9A, District 3 Softball Championship. Sniffen, a senior for the West Orange Warriors, stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning April 26. West Orange was tied with rival Olympia, 4-4, and the bases were loaded. A hit would go a long way toward securing a district title and an out would leave the door open for an upset by the Titans, who already had upset Apopka earlier in the week. Luckily for Sniffen and the Warriors, the result was the former. The veteran catcher for West Orange drove a three-run double to right field. Although Olympia threatened in the top of the seventh, the Warriors held on for a 7-4 victory and the programs fourth consecutive district championship. I was scared out of my mind, Sniffen said, recalling her final at-bat. It really felt great off the bat. (Coach) Kelsey (LaNeave) was keeping me calm from (the third-base box), and Lexi Mosur, who was on deck, was keeping me calm. ... Everyone gets loud, but its really just like any other at-bat. You just have to put it in play. The game opened with West Orange (20-7) taking an early 2-0 lead in the third, but the Titans struck right back with a four-run top of the fourth. Trailing 4-2, the Warriors got a pair of runs back in the fifth to tie the game, setting the stage for the dramatic finish. Three pitchers for West Orange took the mound, with Landry Newgent starting and Riley Fromberg and Lauren Evans pitching in relief. Fromberg was credited with the win and Evans the save. For Olympia, Caryssa Orland pitched four innings before being relieved by Megan Wilder. Cameryn Orland and Larissa Rodriguez each had RBIs for the Titans. Both teams advanced to the regional playoffs this week. As district champs, the Warriors hosted Dr. Phillips in the regional quarterfinal May 2 as runnerup, Olympia traveled to Lake Nona. Both games took place after press time, and the results for those respective games can be found at The winners will meet May 8 in the regional semifinals.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORThe 2018 lacrosse season came to an end for West Orange Highs girls and boys programs on consecutive nights last week, as the teams fell in respective regional quarterfinal matches April 26 and 27. First, on April 26, the West Orange girls team fell at home to visiting Lake Highland Prep 15-3. The Warriors, who had defeated East Ridge April 20 to win the district championship, ended the season with a 15-5 record in new coach Nikki Thorndills first season. A day later, again Raymond Screws Field, the West Orange boys team was unable to keep pace with Bishop Moore (16-2). The Hornets handed the Warriors their first and only loss of the season in a 16-1 defeat. Bishop Moore, which will host Winter Park in the regional semifinals, is coached by Reed Reynolds, an alum of West Orange High. West Orange ended the season with a 14-1 record. The defeats also ended the varsity careers of two standouts for the school: seniors Meghan Bomleny and Mikey Berkman. Berkman, Floridas all-time leading scorer, scored the lone goal for the Warriors, bringing his remarkable career total to 484 points with 99 of those points coming this season. Berkman, who was LaxRecords. coms National Player of the Week last week, will play his college lacrosse at Syracuse University. Bomleny is signed to play her college lacrosse at Saint Francis.Steven RyzewskiThe career for West Orange standout Mikey Berkman Floridas all-time leading scorer came to a close last week.Warrior LAX teams fall in respective playo gamesThe West Orange boys and girls lacrosse teams both fell in the opening round of the FHSAA State Playos last week. Clutch at-bat helps WO softball earn district titleJulia Sniens three-run double in the bottom of the sixth helped lift the Warriors to a 7-4 win April 26. It is West Oranges fourth consecutive district title. Steven Ryzewski


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Pool Home in Windermere 5 Bed/5 Bath/4,237 Sq Ft Offered at $990,000 MLS# O5703204 1009 Orange Cosmos Blvd. Single Family Homein Davenport 5 Bed/4.5 Bath/2,820 Sq Ft Offered at $349,000 MLS# O5561627 273970 mer home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms. The classic, grandiose design makes for an atmosphere of sophistication. Chandeliers decorate the formal living and dining areas, and the gourmet kitchen features cherry wood-colored cabinets and granite countertops. Perhaps one of the most unique features, Karr said, is the garage. It can fit more than five cars and even includes a vehicle display. The car garage (is) for someone who collects vehicles, and it has a turntable where you can put a show car on there, Karr said. (The home has) a special room inside of that where Joey had all his trophies and things. Also outside is a million-dollar pool and entertainment area, as well as a boat house right on the lake. Lined by palm trees and greenery, the pool is designed to resemble a tropical oasis, complete with a waterfall. The pool is like no other except at a theme park, she said. It was designed special and has every thing from a slide to a cave under neath. Its absolutely, stunningly beautiful. An outdoor bar and kitchen area, lighted regulation tennis court and outdoor living area sit among the manicured grounds and complete the outdoor appear ance. Features also include a large generator, which could power the entire house if necessary, Karr said. Back inside are more features that make the home unique. Along with a spa-like tub and large master bathroom, there is a separate steam room and sauna and a hair dressers sink. The master has a separate sit ting room where you can sit by the fireplace and read a book when youre not in the main bedroom, Karr said. There are electronic draperies, and in addition to all of that, it has a 700-square-footplus master closet. This is where the wife might let her husband keep a few things in it. Upstairs is a game room with a pool table and a home theater with surround sound. Other features include a security system, two fireplaces, elevator, screen room, indoor pool and hardwood floor ing. According to property records, Fatone and his wife, Kelly, previously tried to sell the estate for $5.5 million in 2011. However, it was ultimately put up for auction and sold for $3.3 million. The former Fatone home once was featured on MTV Cribs in its 13th season, where he showed off a shrine dedicated to Super man, a trophy room complete with *NSYNC marionette puppets and more. Whats (also) really neat is that its really close to Restaurant Row and you can get down to Disney and all those things (easily), Karr said. Theres no home like it. Live the pop-star lifestylePhoto by Je HagertyThe bathroom includes a large, spa-like tub. OWN FATONES HOMEFor more information on the Grande Oaks home, contact Suzi Karr at (407) 595-5258 or see the listing at CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21


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The price per square foot is $269.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 8196 Snowy Plover Ave., Winter Garden, sold April 27, for $429,615. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,729 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $115. The home at 7936 Summerlake Pointe Blvd., Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $416,100. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,057 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $136. The home at 7180 Early Gold St., Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $395,990. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,124 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $127.SUMMERPORTThe home at 14520 Yellow Butterfly Road, Windermere, sold April 27, for $404,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,211 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $126. The home at 4842 Indian Deer Road, Windermere, sold April 27, for $400,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,656 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $151.TWINWATERSThe home at 1670 Holcomb Creek St., Winter Garden, sold April 16, for $518,986. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,872 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $134.WATERMARKThe home at 9225 Holliston Creek Place, Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $503,000. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,897 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129.WESTSIDE VILLAGEThe home at 12851 Westside Village Loop, Windermere, sold April 20, for $480,000. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths and 3,717 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129.WINDERMERE LANDINGSThe home at 6000 Roseate Spoonbill Drive, Windermere, sold April 20, for $463,000. Built in 2012, it has six bedrooms, five baths and 4,712 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $98.WINDERMERE TERRACEThe home at 12901 Holdenbury Lane, Windermere, sold April 20, for $390,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths and 2,929 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $133.OAKLANDOAKLAND TRAILSThe home at 2441 Standing Rock Circle, Oakland, sold April 16, for $290,000. It has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,787 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $162.OCOEEBROOKESTONEThe home at 62 Highbrooke Blvd., Ocoee, sold April 26, for $380,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,014 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $189.CROWN POINT WOODSThe home at 1751 Crown Point Woods Circle, Ocoee, sold April 16, for $385,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,704 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $142.EAGLES LANDINGThe home at 370 Eagles Path Crossing, Ocoee, sold April 13, for $376,989. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,140 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $120.MEADOW RIDGEThe home at 487 Douglas Edward Drive, Ocoee, sold April 13, for $421,450. Built in 2010, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,890 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $146.SOUTHWEST ORANGELAKE SHEEN RESERVEThe home at 10360 Lake Sheen Reserve Blvd., Orlando, sold April Reserve at Lake Butler Sound estate sells for $3.2 million REAL ESTATE SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 201 High Sale Price: $3.2 million Low Sale Price: $35,000 REO/Bank Owned: Three Auction/REO: One Short Sale: One MICHAEL ENGEXECUTIVE EDITORA home in the Reserve at Lake Butler Sound community in Windermere topped all West Orange-area residential real-estate transactions from April 13 to 27. The home at 6120 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, sold April 25, for $3.2 million. Built in 2004, it has six bedrooms, ve baths, two half-baths, a pool and 6,972 square feet of living area on 1.28 acres. The price per square foot is $459. These are the highestselling homes in each community in West Orange.


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 27 Pat Sharr Realty 407-656-7947 MultiMillion Dollar Producer PAT SHARRBroker/Owner 407-948-1326patsharr@aol.com274504 BUYING A HOME? SELLING YOUR HOME? MICHAEL LOWERYSales Associate WE DONT CHARGE TRANSACTION FEES! CALL US TODAY! WATCH FOR NEW LISTING! BRING YOUR BOAT/JET SKIS!!!LETS GO TO CLERMONT!!! This home says come in, you will feel right at home the moment you step in...Capture the beauty of this very open floor plan that features 3 Bdrms./ 2 Ba., living, dining family room, split bedroom plan. This home has just been freshly painted inside!!! Kitchen features a large breakfast bar, pantry, refrigerator, dishwasher, range and range hood. Entertain in comfort when you open the french doors to the bonus room that features a pool table that stays plus a hot tub!!! Master bath features shower no tub and on the other side of the house are the 2 guest rooms centered around the guest bath. The laundry room comes complete with washer & dryer, also featured is the side entry garage. Beautiful trees in the front yard and the community features: LAKE ACCESS to CHAIN of LAKES, fishing pier, BOAT RAMP, skiing allowed, PLAY GROUND, and TENNIS COURTS!!! All of this for the asking price of only $234,000 JUST LISTED!!! 3 DAYS!!! ***SCREENED POOL***IMMACULATE CONDITION***FIREPLACE***ROOF IS 5 YEARS OLD*** LARGE LOT*** THIS HOME IS A DREAM!!! If you like tile and plenty of it you will love this home! Freshly painted inside, remodeled bath rooms!!! Kitchen features all appliances that are only 1 year old, granite counters, wood cabinets, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting!!! Family room features wood burning fireplace, sliding glass doors leading to the screened lanai (21x47) sparkling pool and large partially fenced yard. This is a split bedroom plan with the guest bedrooms centered around the guest bath. The master bedroom is on the other side of the house with adjoined master bath, jetted garden tub/separate shower that has just been remodeled!!! You are minutes away from the West Orange Trail, minutes from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN*** farmers market every Saturday, annual festivals, great restaurants, shopping and the Crooked Can Brewery and the Plant Street Market!!! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR??? ASKING $275,000 SALE PENDING JUST LISTED!!!3 Bdrm/2.5 ba.***HONEY STOP THE CAR***NO HOA***NO REAR NEIGHBORS*** FRESHLY PAINTED***REPLUMBED IN 2006***DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS***NEW SOFFITS***WATER SOFTENER***STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES IN KITCHEN STAY*** WINDOW COVERINGS STAY*** This home says Welcome home the minute you step in the Foyer with wood flooring this very open floor plan is a dream!!! Living room has plenty of room for comfortable chairs & sofa. Breakfast area/Family room is designed where everyone can Live A Little French doors are leading to the covered and screened lanai, you also have a open wooden deck with soft lighting around the deck. This is a perfect place for entertaining with the fenced yard and no rear neighbors PRIVACY WITHOUT ISOLATION. You are minutes away from the West Orange Trail, minutes from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN*** farmers market every Saturday, annual festivals, great restaurants, shopping and the Crooked Can Brewery and the Plant Street Market!!! ASKING $285,000 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! A PLACE TO CALL HOME!!!***LAKEFRONT*** DOCK***SCREENED POOL*** NO HOA*** Take a look at this home that features 3 Bdrms.2 Ba. Living room, dining area, eat-in kitchen, family room, brick wood burning fireplace,screened pool and scenic views of the lake!!! This home is just minutes away from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN with the many restaurants, specialty shops and FARMERS MARKET on Saturdays!!! Step into this home and relive the good ole days of when this home was built in 1961. Living room features the corner brick fireplace, entertain in uncrowded comfort in the spacious dining area. The family room is a favorite spot for fun and informal entertaining and is very open view of the large lot, dock and lake. This home is situated on almost an acre on a quiet dead end street. Asking $399,000 SALE PENDING! Winter Garden, FL 34787500 S. Dillard rfntbtbbttrbbnb bbbbtbtbbbbtt btrbtbbttntb407-656-2593 HARDW ARE MAY 131 BIGGEST OF THE YEAR Buy any Weber gas grill for $399 or more, and get Buy any Traeger grill for $399 or more, and getFREE FREE FREERefill or Exchange of 20 lb. Propane Tank tASSEMBLYDELIVERYbbbttb bttbb bb rnbb bbbtb btbb rbnFREE FREE FREE20 lb. Traeger Barbecue PelletstASSEMBLYDELIVERY bb b bbtbb rbbbbn Buy any Big Green Egg grill for $399 or more, and getFREE FREE FREE20 lb. Big Green Egg Organic Lump CharcoaltASSEMBLYDELIVERY tb rbttb bbn Buy a grill for $399 or more between 5/1/18 and 5/31/18, and well assemble & deliver it FREE within our local delivery area. Please contact your local retailer to schedule delivery. Local delivery area varies by store. Get fired up over everything grilling at SATURDAY MAY 5 11ampm 273944 Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 South Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters 273887 13, for $505,000. Built in 2002, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,472 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $145.WEST ORANGEWESTMINSTER LANDINGThe home at 7840 Westminster Abbey Blvd., Orlando, sold April 16, for $465,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,876 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $162.WINDERMERE RIDGEThe home at 3427 King George Drive, Orlando, sold April 20, for $525,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,208 square feet of liv ing area. The price per square foot is $164.WINTER GARDENAVALON ESTATESThe home at 1114 Romance Court, Winter Garden, sold April 13, for $790,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, five-andone-half baths, a pool and 3,669 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $215.BLACK LAKE PRESERVEThe home at 14540 Driftwood Court, Winter Garden, sold April 17, for $450,000. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,842 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $158.BRADFORD CREEKThe home at 14205 Creekbed Circle, Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $449,675. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 3,083 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $146. The home at 14517 Sunbridge Circle, Winter Garden, sold April 17, for $460,764. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 2,829 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $163. The home at 14427 Sunbridge Circle, Winter Garden, sold April 18, for $398,545. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,414 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $165.CARRIAGE POINTEThe home at 15646 Granlund St., Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $435,000. Built in 2012, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths, a pool and 3,290 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $132. The home at 15480 Sandfield Loop, Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $425,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,574 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $165.COURTLEA OAKSThe home at 436 Valley View Drive, Winter Garden, sold April 16, for $485,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 2,962 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $164.LAKE AVALON HEIGHTSThe home at 17525 Seidner Road, Winter Garden, sold April 27, for $490,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,179 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $225.OXFORD CHASEThe home at 626 Oxford Chase Drive, Winter Garden, sold April 24, for $513,990. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, four-andone-half baths and 4,655 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $110. The home at 14892 Ellingsworth Lane, Winter Garden, sold April 20, for $440,336. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,611 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $122.WINTERMERE HARBORThe home at 13156 Lakeshore Grove Drive, Winter Garden, sold April 23, for $390,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,508 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $156. cribyer.comThis Reserve at Lake Butler Sound home, at 6120 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, sold April 25, for $3.2 million. Named the Vita Del Lago, this home sits on 1.3 acres with views of Lake Butler.


28 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 | 407.756.5025 Taylor Morrison wants to spread the Spring Fever with these fresh new-home specials that will keep you festive all year long! From now through May 31st, you'll receive a FREE washer/dryer and side-by-side refrigerator*, PLUS $10,000 to put towards closing costs** with our afliated lender, when you purchase a move-in ready home in the Orlando-area.Visit one of our 15 Orlando-Area locations today!The season for fresh nds has arrived! Spring Special Offers begin on new home contracts written as of 04/04/18 through 05/31/18 (Promotion Period ) and is valid on the purchase of eligible select inventory homes that can close by 08/30/18 in all Taylor Morrison Orlando area communities except Thornbrooke Townhomes (Spring Special Incentive). *Limited time Appliance Package is valid for cash or nanced buyer and includes a washer, dryer and side-by-side refrigerator not to exceed $7,000. The specic appliance make/model/colors and actual value selected by Taylor Morrison vary by Community/Home and remain subject to change. Buyer must preapply with Approved Lender before submitting offer to qualify for the promotion. **Seller will pay $10,000 towards Closing Costs at Closing listed above, excluding discount points or pre-paid items other than the HOA Initiation Fees listed above that is included, which contributions will vary depending on the eligible home selected and other restrictions described below, if qualied buyer utilizes Sellers afliated lender Taylor Morrison Home Funding, LLC, NMLS #149227 (Afliated Lender) and the Title Company was selected only through Seller (Preferred Title Company). Buyer is not required to nance through Afliated Lender to purchase a home and/or use the Title Company selected by Seller; however, buyer must use Afliated Lender and the Title Company selected only by Seller to receive the above Closing Costs Incentive. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice, and pricing may not include options, upgrades, lot or elevation premiums. Included and upgraded features will vary by home. Limited time offers, additional restrictions and limitations may apply and all Special Offers incentive programs subject to change prior to contract. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Community Manager for additional details March, 2018, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. CBC1257462. All rights reserved. Say Hello toSpring Specials FREE PLUSwasher/dryer & refrigerator* $10,000 towards closing costs** 274089