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SPORTS WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserverFREE THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018HORSING AROUNDKentucky Derby inspires Junior Service League, Ivy Tea Rose events. 10 & 12. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORBy January 2019, the city of Ocoee could be fully equipped and prepared to launch its own fire-based EMS transport. Ocoee Fire Chief John Miller Ocoee re chief proposes re-based EMS transportJohn Miller presented a re-based EMS transport plan for consideration by Ocoee city commissioners.VOLUME 85, NO. 19 SPEND A NIGHT AT THE PRESERVEEnjoy an evening surrounded by nature at the Oakland Nature Preserves third annual Night at the Preserve from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. The elegant evening includes heavy hors doeuvres and desserts, wine and beer selections, music, chance raes and a lakeside champagne toast at sunset and if Mother Nature cooperates, guests will see reies. Tickets are $50 and are available at All proceeds of this event will support the continued work of the Oakland Nature Preserve.YOUR TOWNREAL BLACK TIESEE OCOEE PAGE 4 To moms, with loveOakland Presbyterian Church is delivering more than 200 Mothers Day baskets this week to two local hospitals. ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERApopka nursery owner Mark Byrd will be on the primary election this August in the race for the Orange County Commission, District 2. Byrd, 62, qualified by petition to be on the ballot. He said he is running for County Commission so he could give back to the community. I want to serve the community thats been good to me, Byrd said. You hear it a lot, but its true I want to give back to the community thats been a big part of my life. My faith and my community (are) everything to me. This community was good to me, and I feel like I have a responsibility to give back. Its that simple. I dont have to have the job. I want to do the job. A resident of Clarcona, Byrd said he has lived in District 2 his Ocoee native enters race for County Commission District 2Mark Byrd said his knowledge of the area will help him represent the community he calls home.Mark Byrd has joined the race for Orange County Com mission District 2.Eric Gutierrez IN FOCUS DIAMOND DAYSWest Orange-area teams fall in district tournaments. PAGE 17.DALI DEBUTWest Orange student featured in Dali exhibit. 13. SEE STORY PAGE 4SEE MEET PAGE 6


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Weeds, insects, fungus and other pest problems will be covered in this class. Identify the pest before selecting a pesticide. Cost is $5 per household. (407) 254-9200 or gardenorida. to register. NIGHT ON DILLARD STREET DRAGON EXPERIENCE 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Dillard Street Elementary School, 311 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. This community night will show case all the programs that DSES has to oer and includes food trucks and fun activities. (407) 877-5000. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Email worw.federated@ for information. RSVP to or (407) 230-5968., MAY 12NIGHT AT THE PRESERVE 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. The elegant evening at the preserve includes gourmet food, music, chance drawings and a sunset toast. Tickets are $50 and are available at TRANSITIONING TO KINDERGARTEN 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Kids Community College, 1475 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This toolkit course will provide resources and materials to help parents prepare preschoolers for kindergar ten. (407) 982-2421.MONDAY, MAY 14CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Phil Piet will present A Day in the Life of a Steam Locomotive on the Grand Canyon Railway. Free. (407) 656-0559. PLEIN AIR OUTDOORS 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Artist Noreen Coup will teach participants how to paint using nature as an inspiration. Cost is $130 for WGAA members, $150 for others. (407) 347-7996WEDNESDAY, MAY 16WIRE JEWELRY 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Learn the art of jewelry making with Keith Stephens and Jan JowersStephens. Cost is $75 for WGAA members, $95 for others, plus a $35 kit cost. (407) 347-7996.THURSDAY, MAY 17THE PAPERLESS GENEALOGIST 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Feeling bogged down with too much paper from years of genealogical research? Explore options for going paperless and see how digital versions can actually enhance the research experience. (407) 835-7323.FRIDAY, MAY 18INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 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.SATURDAY, MAY 19NINTH ANNUAL OPD COMMUNITY PICNIC 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Freedom Park, 351 Thornebrooke Drive, Ocoee. The Ocoee Police Department is hosting this ninth annual event with free food, drinks, games and activities. Various prizes, including a 32-inch at-screen television, will be raed o. There will be bounce houses, Ocoee re truck engines and face-painting. (407) 554-7204 or WHIZKIDS: 3D DESIGN MINECRAFT CHARACTERS 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Children who love play ing Minecraft will love this class. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.MONDAY, MAY 21LAKE WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SENIOR RECEPTION 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Lake Whitney Elementary media center, 1351 Windermere Road, Winter Garden. All 2010-11 Dolphins and their parents are invited to catch up with old friends and teachers and enjoy old photographs. (407) 877-8888.WEDNESDAY, MAY 23CHAMBER MAYORAL UPDATE LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce oers the opportunity for residents to get to know local leaders from Orange County, the cities of Ocoee and Winter Garden and the towns of Oakland and Windermere. Cost is $41 per person and $328 for tables of eight for Chamber members; and $51 or $408 for others. (407) 6561304. YOUR CALENDAR


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 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 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 274041 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORSamara Marli Watson is a seasoned traveler, and shes about to add even more stamps to her passport when she participates in a 10-month foreign exchange program in Europe in the fall. She is one of 250 students from the United States selected for the U.S. State Department scholar ship through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange. She was chosen based on her grade-point average and several essays she wrote on topics such as handling conflict, participating in competitive swimming and taking a family road trip around the country. Its basically to give them an idea of who you are and your background, she said. Marli, who is home-schooled, will live with a host family in Ger many for her senior year of high school. As soon as she learned of the scholarship, she delved into learning German. When she arrives in Germany in August, she will stay in a castle near Frankfurt and participate in language-immersion classes before moving in with her host family. There is also the getting-toknow-you period. The Watsons have written letters for the German family, which has not yet been selected, so the hosts will know important infor mation, such as sports, religious affiliations and food allergies. The more details that are shared, the better the host family match, Marlis mother, Shannon Watson, said. She will attend school and absorb the German culture with her temporary family. Once shes in Germany, Marli wont see her parents until after the new year. Christmas is a very important holiday in Germany, so they want to make sure you spend the holiday with your host family, Shannon Watson said.FAMILIAR EXPERIENCEMarli is familiar with the foreignexchange program since she has grown up with students in her home. Her parents, Rob and Shannon Watson, of Winter Garden, hosted students for several years. Shannon Watson also was a foreignexchange student through the program years ago. Traveling will always be at the top of Marlis bucket list. In 2014, she saw much of Europe in the People to People program. This upcoming excursion to Germany was ignited by a seven-month road trip her family took a few years ago. Ive always known I wanted to do something with travel in my life, Marli said. I love travel. I love meeting new people and hav ing new experiences. Ive always joked that it would be nice to get paid to go on vacation, she said. I thought about being a flight attendant. In addition to traveling, Marli enjoys art and has sold a few poly mer clay Harry Potter figurines she made. She is taking a mythology class. She has been a member of the varsity swim team at Ocoee High School for two years. She will work as a lifeguard this summer so she can purchase a camera and laptop. She intends to blog while shes in Europe. My goal is to immerse myself in the German culture, learn the language and build a relationship with my host family and the people I meet, Marli said. Everything else I get to do will be a bonus. She will return home next June.Winter Garden teen to study in GermanyMarli Watson has earned a scholarship to study in Germany. She leaves for her 10-month experience in August.Courtesy Marli Watson will spent her senior year studying in Germany. The runners had names such as Quesadilla, Chi Chi and Sir Charles Barkley. Some were destined to win; others were content to sni and make new friends. The Crooked Can Brewing Company held its second Derby de Mayo Chihuahua Run Saturday, May 5. Chihuahuas of all shapes and sizes vied for the top prize of a $50 Crooked Can gift card, a dog-sized sash of red roses and other goodies. The $10 entry fee went to A Cause 4 Paws Rescue and adoption organization in Orlando. AMY QUESINBERRY ndale! ndale! Arriba! Arriba! Top dogs are Peanut in third place, with Mackenzie Wiler, left; Chloe in second place, with Belinda and Kevin Ream; and Bodi in rst place, with Tori and Eric Verho. Left: Owners give their dogs a pep talk before their individual races. ONLINESee more photos at


4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 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 Livingpresented the idea to city commis sioners May 1. If approved, the fire department could begin providing EMS transport services by the new year. The citys current model involves a fire truck with contract ed ambulance services following behind. Fire-based EMS transport would allow the department not only to be the first responders at the scene of a medical emergency but also to transport and continue care of the patient en route to the hospital. Its critically important weve spent a number of years studying this and preparing for this, Miller told commission ers. It goes without saying for about 70 years, Health Central the taxing district provided the ambulance service and then the last 10 or so years, it changed over to private hands. It was Rural Metro and AMR, and I think what youre going to see throughout the state of Florida (now) is that at least 90% of transports that are done in the state of Florida are fire-based EMS transport. Miller said adding fire-based EMS transport would provide an improved level of service and continuity of care. Services would be geographically deployed there is one fire station in each of the citys four quadrants and surrounding hospitals include Health Central and Florida Hospitals Winter Garden and Apopka locations. Currently, Ocoee which also serves Windermere and Winter Garden do not have fire-based EMS transport. However, of the nearly 2.1 million people living in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, nearly all of them have it. Ninety-eight percent of the citizens (in these areas) are pro vided with fire-based EMS transport, Miller said. The model is changing to this new basis, so its our time, and we believe were prepared and ready to move for ward with transport. The proposed transport model includes two full-time rescue units and a peak unit. Automatic aid partnerships with Orange County, Winter Garden and Apopka help further ensure each of Ocoees boundaries is covered. Of the projected 4,081 EMS calls Ocoee could receive by the end of the year, Miller estimates 3,147 of them will end up becoming transports. Currently, 70% of EMS calls are advanced life-support emergencies and 30% are basic life support. Rates for an ambulance trans port in Ocoee currently range from $747.11 for BLS to $1,067 for ALS-2 the highest level of life support plus mileage. With fire-based EMS transport, Miller hopes to bring the costs down about $700 for BLS up to $1,000 for ALS-2 to become more on par with rates in Orlando and Winter Park. The peak unit, Miller said, likely would be used about 60 hours per week, during times when theres a higher call volume. With an annual revenue from this unit estimated at around $471,731 and the annual expense of about $126,720 to pay the firefighters assigned to the unit, the total estimated revenue from the peak unit alone would be about $345,011. The fire department has an ordi nance that already allows it to provide the service and will present a resolution to establish the rates at the next commission meeting, set for May 15. Pending commission approval, the next steps would be developing a billing agreement and transport policies and beginning training. The ideal timeline also calls for a three-month extended AMR transport agreement for the end of the year and hiring of additional personnel. If the projected timeline proceeded smoothly, firebased EMS transport would begin in January 2019. Its well thought-out any thing we can do to cover the costs of our firefighters and provide the additional and what I think is higher quality professionalism to our citizens, I think its the right time and that we are well prepared, Miller said. We have the staffing; we just need the additional support.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORBrittany Snipes spent last Mothers Day in the hospital with her 4-year-old son, Landon Bliven, who was fighting leukemia and admitted that weekend. She said she will never forget the kindness of strangers who left a gift basket for Landon to give his mother. In January, Landon was cleared to go to preschool. Snipes began setting up interviews with local churches and schools to find one that would understand Landons illness and limitations while he completed his three-and-onehalf years of treatment. The first one she visited was Oakland Presbyterian Church Preschool. As she walked down the hallway, a photograph on the wall caught her eye. It was a picture of Mothers Day baskets, just like the one she received. Snipes considered it fate and enrolled her son there without touring any other locations.A GIFT FOR MOTHERSOakland Presbyterian started its basket program in 2014, when church members Al and Pam Passwater introduced it to Pastor Bob Hines. The couple participated in Dream Factory, which grants wishes to children in the St. Louis area. The baskets are filled with an assortment of items mothers can use, including a book, Guideposts magazine, mug, vase, Lifesavers candy, a piece of jewelry inside a handmade box, makeup bag, teas, hand soap, toothbrush, socks and vanity kit. If Mom is going to be stuck in the hospital, we want her to have some things she might need, Al Passwater said. The church in Oakland collects items year-round, with a big push for donations in February. One member of the church makes all the little jewelry boxes. On Friday, May 4, an assembly line of tables was set up in the sanctuary and about 15 volunteers filled the baskets, wrapped them in cellophane, added a ribbon and bow and heat-sealed them. The baskets were blessed in the Sunday morning church service, and they will be delivered this week to Florida Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, both in downtown Orlando. Weve probably done closer to 200 each year, Passwater said. If anything, the program has grown. In the beginning, we were collecting baskets that people were collecting out of their garage. Now we buy new baskets that are uniform and look a whole lot nicer. The target is children who are in the hospital over Mothers Day with a serious illness, Passwater said. The assumption is these children are probably going to be in the hospitals with their moms, Hines said. The idea is we give the baskets to the children to give to their mothers. Whats in the baskets are for women, not children. This way, the children still are able to give their mother a present on Mothers Day. We share a love with families to let them know in the moments of crisis that God loves them very much and Gods people love them very much, Hines said.IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved the purchase of 40 additional body-worn cameras for the Ocoee Police Department. The department implemented a trial with 10 body-worn cameras during the 2016-17 scal year and now will purchase the additional cameras. Each BWC comes with unlimited storage and electronic control devices. The initial cost this budget year is $78,541, with subsequent yearly cost for four years of $53,424. There is no nancial impact for the city; $33,000 was approved in the 2017-18 budget for ECDs, and the remaining balance of $45,541 would come from savings in the departments current budget. Also approved was the Oak Trail Reserve plat and associated trac enforcement agreement. The lots in question comprise 38.62 acres and are located in the northeast quadrant of Clarke and ClarconaOcoee roads. The plat allows for the creation of 140 lots for residential subdivision. Commissioners also approved replacing the Prairie Lake Boulevard railroad crossing. The city allocated $250,000 to replace the Clarke Road railroad crossing in the 2015-16 budget but ultimately brought that cost down to $135,956.34. The leftover funds will be now be used to help replace the Prairie Lake Boulevard railroad crossing. BY THE NUMBERSFIREBASED EMS TRANSPORT Anticipated total revenue* $1,150,356 Annual recurring expenses total $678,625 Total one-time capital expense** $379,200* Includes Certied Public Expenditures (CPE), which is paid by federal medical matching percentage (60%) of uncollected Medicaid. ** One-time expenses include a $225,000 rescue truck; $100,000 used reserve rescue truck; $36,000 cardiac monitor; $18,200 for radios.CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Ocoee considers re-based EMS Church sends love to hospitalsAmy QuesinberryBaskets full of goodies are packaged, wrapped and waiting to be delivered from Oakland Presbyterian Church.


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 5 r f ntbt t rf b b t ft r f ntbt t rf b b t ft r f ntbt t rf b b t ft 274104 274780 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.50% is guaranteed for 6 months from account opening date. The Money Market account must be opened with new money or monies not currently held at Fidelity Bank. After 6 months, the Money Market Annual Percentage Yields apply. They are today: the APY is 0.15% for balances up to $24,999.99. For balances from $25,000 to $49,999.99, the APY is 0.20%. For balances from $50,000 to $99,999.99, the APY is 0.25%. For balances of $100,000 to $249,999.99 the APY is 0.25%. For balances $250,000 and above, the APY is 0.30%. APYs are accurate as of 4/25/2018. Rates are subject to change at anytime. A monthly maintenance fee of $10 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $2,500 for a Business Money Market account. 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 2Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.60% for 12 months, 1.80% for 18 months, and 2.00% for 24 months is accurate as of 5/7/2018 and is subject to change at any time. Minimum balance to open and obtain this APY is $500, with a may be imposed for early withdrawal. No public funds or managed funds are eligible. 3$50 minimum opening deposit. Fees subject to change. Other fees such as NSF, overdraft fees, etc. may apply. Refer to our current Schedule of Fees. $2,500 minimum deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.Money Market Account 1.50% APY1 Free Personal & Business Checking3$500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per CustomerCD Rate Specials 12 Month1.60%APY21.80%APY22.00%APY2 This week, my wife and I celebrate our 13th anniversary. In that time, we have become par ents to three children, owned five cars and moved three times. Weve celebrated milestones, endured loss and even renovated a kitchen that one time. Plus, we have worked together for longer than we have been married, so yeah were pretty awesome at this whole Til death do us part thing. Truly, my wife is my best friend. And thats why she knows she can send texts like the ones she did a few weeks ago. I was on my way to the store, and she had a few more items to add to the list: Birthday party plates, Chapstick and lets just call them napkins. That list was followed by an image of the exact package of napkins I was to procure. Before I go any further, I should mention this was written and published with my wifes blessing. Im no dummy. Much like our 18-month-old daughter, I make use of my knowledge of colors and shapes when shopping for napkins. Blue pack age with yellow wrappers. Oval napkins with no silly wingie things hanging off the sides. Weve been married for 13 years. This aint my first rodeo. I cruise to special napkin aisle with my head high. There are, by my count, six million different types, brands, shapes and variations of napkins. There are small napkins. Big napkins. Napkins with silly wingie things. Napkins for heavy-duty use. The napkin aisle takes the same amount of space as every toiletry a man could ever need from the tops of our receding-hairline heads to the bottoms of our athletes feet. But Im armed with knowledge and a photo. My eyes first find the correct blue packaging and then start zeroing in. OK, found the yellow napkins. I squat down to get a closer look. All the yellow ones have silly wingie things. All of them. I stand up, put one hand on my head and grab a handful of hair. Just then, a wonderful older couple strolls up next to me. Uh oh, the woman says. You look like you need help. Yep, the man agrees. I explain the situation and tell them I need the yellow ones with no silly wingie things. The woman starts searching with me. After a few seconds, I start rifling through the rows of napkins and finally thankfully find what I need hidden behind a package of silly wingies. The man smiles. You can go home now, he says, knowingly. To the couple who helped me: Thank you for your kindness and for taking pity on a stranger that day. Someday, I hope my wife and I are able to pay it forward to another poor soul we happen upon in the napkin aisle. To my wife: Ill always be ready and willing to go napkin shopping for you. Happy 13th. MICHAEL ENGShopping and the secret to a successful marriage OBSERVED


6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 Mothers Day PHOTO CONTESTWinnerThank you to all those who submitted photos. Happy Mothers Day!!! 273202 Sponsored in Part by...WIN A GIFT BASKET FOR MOM! 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 Megan Reish,274978 to the best Mommy ever!Love, Cael & Colby 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 whole life. He grew up in Ocoee and moved to Apopka at 16. Hes lived and worked in Apopka and attended church in Pine Hills and Ocoee. He graduated from Apopka High School and attended Tennessee Temple University to study music. From there, he came back to West Orange and got into agriculture and spent 35 years working in a wholesale foliage business. My dad and mom had a small foliage nursery at the time, Byrd said. While I was in school, I decided to go back into the family business at the time. So, I came back and started working at the nursery. I loved it. In addition to working in agriculture, Byrd said hes been involved with the Florida Foliage Association now called the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and has served on the board of directors for the Florida Farm Bureau. What qualifies me (for county commissioner) is my knowledge of the community and having a working relationship and work ing knowledge of how county government works, Byrd said. (Although) Im a newcomer to elective office, Im certainly no novice to the political process and community organizations. I served for several years on the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission. Byrds campaign is focused on increased accountability, improved efficiency and com mon-sense growth management. People like the rural feel of District 2 or the small-community feel of District 2, but it does grow, Byrd said. I think the management of growth is the hardest thing to wrap your head and hands around (when it comes to) a sense of balance. Its a balance of landowners that want to develop their property, balance of property rights with a need of housing in an area and the desires of homeowners in an area to want to keep a small-town feel you have to balance all that. Byrd added safety as another important issue for his campaign. Safety is more than the fire department and more than the sheriffs department, Byrd said. Its proper sidewalks. Its response time and making sure when somebody in some of our more rural areas of the county has an issue that the response time is good and things are done in a timely manner. According to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, other candidates include Antuan T. Bibbs, Frederick Carl Brummer, Christine Moore and Patricia Rumph. The primary will be held Aug. 28.Meet the candidateCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1People like the rural feel of District 2 or the small-community feel of District 2, but it does grow. I think the management of growth is the hardest thing to wrap your head and hands around (when it comes to) a sense of balance. Mark Byrd


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Applicant Kathy Hattaway, of Poulos & Bennett LLC, said the property consists of about 20 acres of developable land and about 10 acres of wetlands. We do have wetlands on this site that will not be impacted they will be preserved, she said. The number of dwelling units in the proposal was a cause of concern for many individuals who attended the meeting including Winter Garden city officials. They ought to keep it down to the two-and-one-half (or) three units per acre or fix the road, Winter Garden planning consultant Ed Williams said. Tilden Road is a two-lane rural road. Its not a modern, wide two-lane road with curbs and gutters. It has very bad curves in it, which make it very unsafe. Winter Garden City Commissioner Colin Sharman and City Manager Mike Bollhoefer also spoke against the project. The city knows that you cannot deny (a development) based on traffic, but you can limit to the appropriate size (density), Shar man said. What were asking for is that you develop this at a reasonable density of 2.5 homes per acre. Our serious concern in the city is density, Bollhoefer said. As we build out the rest of this county, we have to look at every single subdivision and look at this density were squeezing in there. Anyone (who) thinks they can build their way out of a traffic problems by adding more lanes, I say go drive on 535 and see what more lanes does. Orange County Planner Nicolas Thalmueller said the countys Transfer Development Rights ordinance in place for the Horizon West villages allows for the development of up to 161 residential units within the subject property. However, he also said the number is an absolute maximum and subject to change. The (Transfer Development Rights) ordinance works to preserve natural wetlands and upward areas by generating development credits for them, Thalmueller said. Those credits can be acquired by other properties within the village and then that wetland, greenbelt developable area is no longer developable. Hattaway said it is required to use the maximum density allowed to conduct the traffic study required by a future-land-use amendment request. She said they would not build 161 units. One of the requirements of that study is that you have to analyze the maximum density possible under a proposed future landuse (designation), so we had to do that, she said. Were not going to build 161 units on this property. It will be something significantly less than that. Hattaway added she would have more details regarding an exact number of units at a later meeting. The only development that is proposed for this property is single-family, detached residential homes, Hattaway said. Moreover, we can also add that these lots will be over 50 feet in width. This is intended to be a more traditional neighborhood, so the lots will be larger. The next opportunity for public comment will be June 21 at the Local Planning Agency Transmittal Hearing. A time has yet to be determined.Proposed Bridgewater development raises trac, density concernsCounty ocials hosted a meeting May 1 to discuss a future land-use amendment pertaining to a 30-acre property o Tilden Road near the Horizon West village of Bridgewater.


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Windermere FL 34786We have honey again this year! $6 1lb$15 3lb OUR PRICES ARE: $3 pint $10 3 lb clamshell $15 6 lb bucket GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR If you glance outside your window and catch someone rifling through your recycling bin, do not panic. Faced with a volatile recy cling market, Orange County is planning to double its efforts to reduce the contamination of non-recyclables in residents recycling carts. To do that, the countys Solid Waste Division will launch an education initiative that will provide direct feedback to residents on what they should or should not place in recycling bins. The education initiative and outreach program will involve using field crews tasked with sorting through the contents of recycling bins. They will identify what is or isnt recyclable material and explain it to residents. The renewed effort and pilot program is in response to a new China policy that has deeply impacted the global market for recyclable mate rial, forcing many states and countries to scramble to adapt. Were facing a number of challenges with recycling, said David Gregory, section manager of the Orange County Utilities Department. The first being that the value of the commodities is very low and is being driven down by such things as Chinas National Sword policy, which is requiring that we improve the contamination level in our recyclables and at the same time, lowering the value of those materials. ... This is a national issue thats affecting the entire country. Actually, even Europe is experiencing signifi cant headwinds associated with its recycling program because of Chinas activities. Chinas new recycling import restrictions, which it started stared enforcing in January 2017, bans 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and unsorted mixed papers, and sets a much tougher standard for contamination levels. Because China is a large importer of recyclable materials from all over the world, the stricter policy has had wide-ranging effects in the global recycling market. The changes are even felt at the local level, forcing local governments which typically ship their waste to China for a profit to think of other ways to get rid of its trash. But the first and most critical step, Gregory said, begins by ensuring residents are aware of what constitutes as a recyclable and what doesnt because one residents innocent mistake can contaminate a whole truckload worth of recyclables. It only takes a few residents on your collection route to turn a whole truckload of recyclables into contaminated material that gets rejected, he said. The countys solid waste division also will try to identify the most problematic collection routes and pay particular attention to those areas, while also conducting research on more long-term solutions that have seen success in other counties and states.County aims to curb recycling contamination via educationLeaders hope to better inform residents about what is and isnt recyclable through a pilot outreach program. PROBLEMATIC PLASTICAmong the biggest issues stems from plastic bags. No plastic bags belong in the blue lid recycling cart. County ocials ask residents to avoid bagging recyclables and to return retail bags to the store or reuse them for garbage destined for the green-lid cart. Dry-cleaning bags, food-storage bags and newspaper-delivery bags also must go in the garbage cart. r See Page 22 & 23 of this weeks paperor visit:


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Orange County Public Schools: Hall of Fame. 11. Ivy Tea Roses Kentucky Derby Soiree 12. Each year, Westgate Resorts hosts its Westgate Military Weekend, a celebration that recognizes and honors more than 1,200 U.S. military families, veterans and Gold Star families from across the nation. Families are gifted a week end vacation at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort to allow our nations heroes to spend quality time with their families. The week end kicked o with a private reception Friday, May 4. Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger, elected ocials and others were in attendance. DANIELLE HENDRIXThank you, heroes Todd VanderLey and Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey were honored to be attending the reception. Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel chatted with retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger. U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Apodaca and wife Christy were pleased to attend the reception. Right: Terri and Sean Turner and Pieter and Dorothea Knot chatted over refreshments. Nef Rodriguez and Anna Tanzilla, representing the Camaraderie Foundation, and retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Dee Espeut-Jones enjoyed chatting with each other. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger was one of the special guests.


10 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 274026 274979 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 West Orange Junior Service Leagues Run for the Roses 2018 REAL BLACK TIE Randy and Jamie June, Angelica Ortiz, Janet Beres, Cheryl and Steve Miller and Ryan and Laura Beck were a good-looking group. Becky Klouse donned a true Run for the Roses-themed outt. Amy and Dave Vanz, Sharlene Dewitz and Scott Billue enjoyed their evening out. Melanie Winslow, Dennis and Samantha Robinson and Diane King looked fabulous for Derby Day. Left: Jackie Ann, Brad Hester and Karen Roper walked the red carpet, with Roper representing Pilars Martini.Over-the-top hats, bright patterns and roses lled the event hall Saturday, May 5, at The Pines at Windermere during the West Orange Junior Service Leagues annual Run for the Roses event. The Kentucky Derbythemed evening included an open bar, games, live disc jockey, dancing, silent auction, derby hat and best-dressed contests and a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds, as always, will benet various West Orange-area charities. DANIELLE HENDRIX


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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 13 ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWhen Chanel Collison submitted a photo of one of her sculptures to be displayed at the Student Sur realist Art Exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, she didnt think her piece would be accepted. Once (I) read the actual criteria for being in the museum, (I found out) they dont take 3D work, Collison said. So I was like, Yeah, Im definitely not getting in. The art piece she submitted is a ceramic sculpture of a face depicting a look of disgust as red ants crawl out of the ear. The piece represents the symbiosis between humans and nature, but in kind of an unexpected way, Collison said. Although the museum did not take in 3D artwork, the 17-yearold West Orange High School senior still entered a photo of her piece when ceramics teacher Mar co Newland invited art students to submit their work. I didnt know the Dali thing was going on while I was making this (piece), so it wasnt really inspired by Dali or anything, Collison said. Mr. Newland just came over and he was like, The Dali Museum is having an exhibit, so send in your pieces, and I was actually the only one (who) did it. I had one of my photography friends help me position it and take the actual picture because it is judged based on the photography quality. Collison didnt expect her piece would get into the exhibit. When she found it was accepted, she couldnt believe it. I was like, Theres no way, Collison said. I was really sur prised. I was really happy too, because I try really hard in this class staying after school and everything and I think its just kind of like a sign that my hard work has paid off. The photo of Collisons piece will be on display beginning May 19. THE CHILLSAlthough Collison has been an artist her entire life, she only started working with ceramics last year. Originally, I just really liked making faces, because of the expression and the emotion you could see, Collison said. I thought making faces would be a lot easier than it actually is. The mouth is a lot harder than I thought it would be and so is the nose because theres so many little, tiny muscles and crevices that you dont really notice when you look at a person. Collison said sculpting faces got easier with practice and said studying different emotional facial expressions helped, as well. She enjoys creating surrealist art pieces because of the emotion they can evoke. (My) favorite art style is definitely surrealism, and thats cool because Im in the Dali Museum now, Collison said. A lot of my pieces are definitely grotesque and surrealist. I like that when people saw this piece specifically, they were like, Oh that gives me chills. Thats disgusting. I was like, Yeah, thats the kind of reaction youre supposed to have. I want to get an actual reaction out of my work instead of (people) being like, Oh, thats pretty. I want it to mean something. With an art piece already on display at a renowned museum, Collison looks to the near future as shes not far from graduating high school. She plans on majoring in art history and ceramics in college and plans on attending either the University of Florida or New York University. I dont know where Im going to go yet, Collison said. I dont know if I want to go all the way to New York, but I just visited (NYU) and it was amazing. 275182 Surreal experienceWest Orange High senior Chanel Collison will be featured at the 2018 Student Surrealist Art Exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Eric GutierrezChanel Collison has been an artist all her life but only has worked with ceramics for about a year. A photo of one of her ceramic art pieces will be on display at the 2018 Student Sur realist Art Exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.I want to get an actual reaction out of my work instead of (people) being like, Oh, thats pretty. I want it to mean something. Chanel Collison Guests at the Orlando Science Centers annual Science of Wine event were treated to delicious food and drinks, artistic and musical enter tainment and more on Saturday, April 28. The Science of Wine is OSCs biggest fundraiser and draws hundreds of community members, all of whom support the science centers mission of inspiring science learning for life. Attendees got to sample libations from local restaurants, create their own paintings, enjoy live music from True Legacy and more. DANIELLE HENDRIXREAL BLACK TIE Orlando Science Centers Science of Wine Fundraiser Winter Garden-area residents Justin Muchoney and Karen Molessa loved catching up with friends Nikki and Steven Botwinik. Jessica Figueroa, Anthony Casullo and Stephanie Hunziker were happy to support the Orlando Science Center.


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District tournaments unkind to local teamsThe players for America Soccer Club America SC, for short are from a variety of places. Brazil, Haiti, Colombia and the United States all are represented when the team takes the field for games, as it did April 28 at West Orange High School for a match it won 4-0. The new professional development club joined the United Premier Soccer League this spring and began playing games at the beginning of April. America SC is playing its home games at Ray mond Screws Field, and the West Orange Warriors home facil ity figures prominently into what team owner and chief operating officer Patrick Azor believes is the start of something big. It started with an idea that there is no academy truly forming players (in Central Florida) one that will open the door for them to be on big teams, Azor said. So we said, Lets open an academy and bring in professionals that have already done this (trained professional players) before and get them to work. And thats exactly what happened. The America SC team competing in the UPSL and playing its home games in Winter Garden is the first part of what Azor envisions as an academy that will be based in Jacksonville, where he resides, and in West Orange. The club brought in Sergio Baresi to head the academy and Mar cos Borges to coach the UPSL SPORTSMAY 10, 2017 Sprinter Alliyah Allwood represented Ocoee High at the state track meet last weekend. Page 18.1 West Orange senior Elijah Jacksons shot put of 57 feet, 7.5 inches was more than two feet farther than the state runner-up in Class 4A. Jackson earned an individual state championship for the Warriors at the FHSAA 2018 Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville May 4.2 Junior Russell Robinson brought home an individual state championship in the long jump for West Orange, and his leap of 23 feet, 3.5 inches earned him gold in Class 4A at the FHSAA 2018 Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville May 4.3 West Orange Highs Isabella Matos won individual state championships in the adaptive shot put, 800 meters and 200 meters. Her times of 0:44.92 in the 200 meters and 3:16.80 in the 800 meters both were personal bests, as was her shot put of 13 feet, 5 inches.4 The West Orange softball team defeated Dr. Phillips 9-0 in the FHSAA Class 9A Regional Quarternals May 2. As a result, the Warriors hosted the Olympia Titans in the regional seminals May 8 after press time. For that games result, visit Spring football season has arrived, with local teams preparing for games in the coming weeks. Foundation Academy is the rst local team that will take the eld, traveling to Lake Highland Prep for a game at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 17. Other games involv ing local squads include a jamboree hosted by Ocoee May 18 CFCA will host Warner Christian May 19, and, nally, West Orange will host Gainesville May 25. HIGH5 It was a frustrating end to the 2018 baseball season in West Orange, as none of the five varsity teams covered by the West Orange Times & Observer advanced past district tournaments last week. The West Orange Warriors will sit out the playoffs for the first time in three years after allow ing a 3-0 lead to slip away against Olympia in the FHSAA Class 9A, District 3 Tournaments semifinals May 2. Scoreless through five innings, the afternoon game at tournament host Apopka High first saw the Warriors score three runs in the top of the sixth inning before the Titans responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. West Orange ended the season with a record of 12-14. The West Orange areas other public-school program, Ocoee, did not fare any better in its district tournament. In the play-in game for the FHSAA Class 8A, District 3 Tour nament, the Knights were defeat-STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORAll ve West Orange-area squads were eliminated in their respective district tournaments last week. America Soccer Club, a new team in the United Premiere Soccer League, has made West Orange High its home eld. SEE BASEBALL PAGE 19 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSEE SOCCER PAGE 18Steven Ryzewski Photos by Steven RyzewskiOcoee Highs Orlando Perez puts a tag on a runner for Dr. Phillips during a game earlier this season. The Knights fell to Lake Minneola in the opening round of the FHSAA Class 8A, District 3 Tournament. Photo by Steven RyzewskiAlexandre Teixeira pushes the ball up the eld for America SC April 28 in a match at West Orange High School. The newly-formed UPSL team defeated Internacional USA 4-0 in a regular season game.Foundation formation


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So when I had the financial stability to do this, I went ahead and initiated it. The America SC Academy, for youth ages 4 to 16, is expected to launch this month, and Azor has his sights set on building soccer players of out of local youth. Were here for the neighborhood; were here for Winter Garden we want parents to come and see what this academy is about, Azor said. The big picture is forming players. The first player that we contract into a major club, that is really our goal. As for the UPSL team, its cur rent goal is to get its roster full of players ready for the next step of their careers. Were preparing them to grow and to be highly competitive players, said Borges, who played professionally in Brazil, Argentina and locally for the now-defunct Orlando Sundogs. Its preparation for them to be professionals. America SC is 2-1-2 so far in the spring season of UPSLs Southeast Conference, and Borges and Azor are pleased with the teams progress. The staff behind America SC is excited to launch its academy this month. A soccer facility is also to be constructed soon in Jacksonville. In the meantime, the coaches are focused on molding elite soccer players. We are going to produce some players out of this area, Azor said. We insist on that. For more information, visit How exciting was it to make it to state in your first season in Florida? Well, I worked toward going to state, and when the results came back, I was happy about it I was excited. What do you do before each race? When I warm up, I listen to music. A couple minutes before the race, when youre in your lanes, I always whisper a prayer. What kind of music do you enjoy? I love gospel (music), especially when I train. And I also like J. Cole. What needs to go right each race for you to perform your best? I need to get out of the blocks strong and keep everything focused and intact. Whats the best runningrelated advice you have gotten? They always say that, no matter what the circumstances are, just SPORTS SPOTLIGHTAlliyah Allwood has been in Florida for less than a year after moving from her native Jamaica, but she has already made a strong impression. Allwood was the only track-and-eld-athlete from Ocoee High to make it to state last weekend, thanks to her 12.28 time in the 100-meter dash at regionals. At state, she placed 13th in the preliminaries for Class 4A.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSAlliyah Allwood THE BASICSSchool: Ocoee High Year: Junior Age: 16 Height: 5-foot-7 Events: 100 meters, 200 meters GPA: 3.0 Hometown: Old Harbour, Jamaicago out there, have fun and do your best. Dont watch anybody else run your own race. Coming to Florida from Jamaica, whats been the biggest adjustment? Florida is different a dif ferent environment, different surroundings, different education system. Everything is kind of new to me. Im just getting assimilated to the whole life in America. What is your favorite class or classes at Ocoee High? I like English with Mrs. (Dana) Long or anatomy with Coach (Brittney) Walker. Do you plan on going to college? I want to go to college for forensic pathology. I like the idea of telling the cause of death for a person. I just always imagined myself in that field or even a nurse. Have you found any Jamaican restaurants in this area that compare to the food at home? I mean, slightly. I think its called Negril (Restaurant), on Silver Star Road near Hiawassee Road. Have you seen any good movies lately? I liked Black Panther I like the culture, the themes, the villains. I liked everything about that movie. STEVEN RYZEWSKI The Lady Hawks travel softball 10U and high-school teams, playing out of the West Orange Girls Club in Ocoee, have had some impressive success in the last few weeks. First, both teams won their respective championships April 22 in the NSA Spring Travel Ball League Double Elimination Tournament. Held at the West Orange Girls Club, the tournaments saw the two teams best the competition in their respective fields, each going 5-0 dur ing the two-day event. Matt Friedman, one of the coaches of the Lady Hawks 10U team, credited the success of the three Lady Hawks teams there is also a 12U team to cohesion and a dedication to fundamentals. (The girls) just want to come together and play softball, and thats one of the things I think that has made these girls very successful, Friedman said. Every time we go out there, we want our girls to compete and play the game the right way. And thats what theyre doing. The 10U team followed its success in April with another tournament championship last weekend by winning the NSA Cinco de Mayo Tournament, again held at the West Orange Girls Club. The high-school team finished as runner-up in its bracket. Not only have the girls had success on the field as respective teams, but also a camaraderie exists across age groups to where the older girls on the high-school team mentor the girls on the 12U and 10U teams. Some of the high-school girls come and practice with us, as coaches, so our girls have people to look up to, Friedman said. They look up to these girls as big sisters. The girls for the Lady Hawks 10U team include: Akya Feacher, Allie McLeary, Brooklyn Mason, Dannilynn Singleton, Earyn Panchou, Elena Friedman, Erica Bates, Janay Jackson, Julissa Frias, Lexy Sanchez and Makenna Rossi. Coaches are Friedman, Danny Singleton, Minna Lombardo and Michael Rossi. The roster for the Lady Hawks high-school team includes: Amanda Crafton, Sarah Quintero, Amber Stock, Paige Bray, Alyssa White, Emily Chase, Vanessa Garcia, Raychel Trocki, Gracie Lopez and Avery Koronka.Lady Hawks teams enjoying strong stretch of softballThe Lady Hawks 10U and high school teams, of the West Orange Girls Club in Ocoee, have three recent tournament championships between them.Courtesy photoThe Lady Hawks high-school and 10U teams were all smiles after winning their respective tournaments April 22 at the NSA Spring Travel Ball League Double Elimination Tournament. STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSoccerFROM PAGE 17


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 19 CLASS of Mail to: Observer Media G roup 720 S. Dillard St Winter G arden, FL 34787 2 Box AdNAME Greeting Up to 40 wordsAd actual size: 2 column x 3.5 1 Box AdNAME Greeting Up to 20 wordsAd actual size: 1 column x 3.5 Student Name: Greeting: School:Picture Attached Picture Emailed Run w/o Picture Emailing your Ad? Please send picture and greeting together in SAME email, and include your phone number. Save picture with students FULL NAME please. E-mail to: 407-656-2121 274896This special section will be publishedMay 24, 2018Including class photos, list of graduates and greeting ads.Greeting Ad Deadline: May 14, 2018 $75 color $125 color 2018 Proudly Sponsors... 274005 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: PETOF THE WEEK ed by Lake Minneola 8-7 in eight innings. The loss ends Ocoees season with a record of 14-12. Also in Class 8A, nearby Windermere High earned a playoff berth in its first season by winning the FHSAA Class 8A, District 10 Tournament. The Wol verines (19-8) defeated St. Cloud 2-1 in the district final May 4, behind a standout performance by former West Orange pitcher Noah Janney. One of the more exciting games of the week was the extra-inning thriller between West Orange rivals Legacy Charter and Foundation Academy, with the Eagles topping the Lions 4-3 in nine innings in the opening round of the FHSAA Class 3A, District 3 Tournament at Lake Mary Prep. Legacys season was ended one night later, on May 2, when the Eagles were defeated 8-1 by The Masters Academy in the district semifinals. After going 7-18 in 2016 and 9-17 in 2017, the Eagles recorded a program-best 16 wins this spring, finishing 16-11. Legacys Gehrig Chambless, a senior catcher, was voted the Player of the Year for the district. Finally, in the FHSAA Class 2A, District 4 Tournament Quarterfinals April 30, No. 5 seed CFCA was defeated 10-0 by No. 4 Orlando Christian. Correspondent Nate Marrero contributed to this report.Legacy Charter, Foundation Academy settle showdown in extra inningsPhotos by Steven RyzewskiLegacy teammates congratulated Dalton Cantrell after he scored the winning run.BaseballFROM PAGE 17 The Legacy Charter Eagles and Foundation Academy Lions met for a third and nal time this season in the rst round of the FHSAA Class 3A, District 3 Tournament May 1 at Lake Mary Prep. After splitting their regular-season meet ings, it seemed only tting the two nearby rivals in West Orange would need extra innings to sort out the rubber match, with Legacy winning 4-3 on a walk-o walk in the bottom of the ninth. After trailing twice during the game, the Eagles made a little bit of program history by earning their rst win in a district tournament game. Twice this season ... weve had to come back in almost identical situations, head coach Jack Chambless said. They maintained their composure, they supported one another and they kept believing that, ultimately, they were going to pull o the win. Legacy was defeated the next night by topseeded The Masters Academy (Oviedo), ending its season at 16-11 a program-record for wins. Foundation Academy nished the season with a record of 6-11-1. For a full photo gallery from this game, visit STEVEN RYZEWSKIEighth-grader Dewon Brazelton pitched well for the Lions against Legacy Charter May 1. Foundation Academy shortstop Henry Austad went high for a leaping catch.


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