WEST ORANGE TIMES & YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Celebrating more than 110 years in West Orange O bserver FREE THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 RUNWAY TO HOPE The Spring Fashion Soiree raised funds for pediatric cancer research. PAGE 7. VOLUME 85, NO. 21 REAL BLACK TIE You made it! See inside for our special section honoring the Class of 2018. ERIC GUTIERREZ STAFF WRITER Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobss entrance and exit were met with the same thing: a standing ovation and roaring applause. Jacobs delivered her final State of the County Address Friday, May 18, at the Dr. Phil lips Center for the Performing Arts. Those in attendance includ ed local leaders from several Mayor Jacobs delivers nal State of the County address Jacobs said 149,660 new jobs were created in Orange County since she took oce in 2011. Eric Gutierrez Mayor Teresa Jacobs smiled and savored the moment as she delivered her nal State of the County address. 2018 HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1501229Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Congratulations West Orange SchoolsJo Barsh, Agent 274932 Graduating Class of 2018 Congratulations Tied for the top DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR T he road to achieving vale dictorian status isnt an easy one and it doesnt even start in high school, according to West Orange High Schools 2018 covaledictorians. SEE JACOBS PAGE 5 DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR Nearly 725 acres in the city of Ocoee soon could be undergo ing remediation, rehabilitation or economic redevelopment, if com missioners approve a resolution to create the Ocoee Downtown Brownfield Area. The brownfields program is overseen by the United States Environmental Protection Agen cy. Designated brownfield sites are properties on which poten tial expansion, redevelopment or reuse could be complicated by the presence of a hazardous sub stance, pollutant or contaminant. Currently, there are more than Ocoee considers designating 725-acre area as brownelds The designation would help fund the cleanup of parcels that might be contaminated with pollutants or hazardous substances. West Orange Highs class of 2018 has two valedictorians, Erica Marsel and Faiyaz Hafeez, who tied for the No. 1 spot with a weighted GPA of 5.2. SEE BROWNFIELD PAGE 4 PAINTINGS OF PARADISE Winter Garden resident Jim Holehouse has been painting tropical landscapes for 40 years. SEE 9. SEE PAGE 4 Danielle Hendrix Erica Marsel and Faiyaz Hafeez have been working toward achieving vale dictorian status since they were seventh-graders.
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Join us as Matt Hurbanis, MD, discusses minimally invasive treatments for hip and knee joint pain including new Mako robotic-assisted surgery. Choose relief from Joint Pain Matt Hurbanis, MD Joint Pain Management and Treatment OptionsThursday, May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Orlando Health Health Central Hospital 10000 West Colonial Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761 To Register, email: Marketing@HealthCentral.org 273895 271221 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: THURSDAY, MAY 24TRANSITIONING TO KINDERGARTEN 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Kids Community College, 1475 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This toolkit course will provide resources and materials to help parents prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. (407) 9822421.FRIDAY, MAY 25AMR CPR CHALLENGE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Winter Garden Heritage Foundations Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. American Medical Response is holding this free, public event in partnership with Orlando Christian Preparatory, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the West Or ange Healthcare District and the WGHF. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR Orlando provides medical transport service for West Or ange County, including the cities of Winter Garden and Ocoee and the town of Windermere. (407) 656-1304. POLTERHEIST 8 p.m. Friday, May 25; 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday May 27, at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St., Winter Garden. Mimis Community Theater presents a comedy family-friendly interactive murder-mystery show. Tick ets are $14 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger for the May 26 and 27 shows and $30 and $14 in advance for the May 26 show, which includes a dinner of New York strip steaks and potatoes. Tickets can be purchased on Facebook at Mimis Community Theater. Call (407) 864-5029 to make a reservation.SATURDAY, JUNE 2SECOND CHANCE PROM 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Breakroom, 13105 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden. The theme of the 21-and-older party is A Night in Paris. Guests can bring their own libations. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple and includes dinner, dancing and a prom photo. For tickets, email email@example.com. GOAL GETTER VISIONING WORKSHOP 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Join Sara Brown, Success & Beyond life coach, for an inspiring vision board workshop. Learn the secret to activating your aspirations and manifesting your ideal life through goal setting and intentional visualization. Seating is limited. Ages 18 and up. Reg istration required at ocls.info or call (407) 835-7323.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6DIY DNA RESEARCH OPEN FORUM 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Spend an evening analyzing your own DNA test results. A genealogy specialist will be available to help guide participants through roadblocks and assist with answering questions. Guests will need to bring their own laptop or mobile device to access their results online. (407) 835-7323. SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Deciding which senior living option is suitable for your situation can be complicated. Senior experts will provide information and education on dier ent senior living options. This event is part of the ongoing Smarter Senior Seminar Series presented by Mike Flahaven, a certied senior-housing professional. To learn more, visit your oridahaven.com. To register, contact Mike Flahaven at (407) 340-5291 or online at youroridahaven.com. THURSDAY, JUNE 7PLANT CLINIC 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Bring your plants, get your soil pH tested and ask questions. Master gardener volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Of ce will be available to answer gardening questions and to assess any plant issues. (407) 835-7323. TEEN SERIES: LITERARY GUITARS 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Teens are invited to participate in this summer series and win prizes such as bicycles, tickets to local attractions and gift certicates. (407) 835-7323 to register.SATURDAY, JUNE 9AFRICANAMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Celebrate your history and heritage by learning ore about it. Library sta, EPOCH, the African-Amer ican Historical & Genealogical Society and Wells Built Museum will share information. (407) 835-7323. BOOK CLUB FOR ART LOVERS Noon Saturday, June 9, at the SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this months book discussion is Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier. Participants will discuss the work of Johannes Vermeer and explore life during the Dutch Baroque period. Tick ets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. Call (407) 3477996. YOUR CALENDAR
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Join us as Matt Hurbanis, MD, discusses minimally invasive treatments for hip and knee joint pain including new Mako robotic-assisted surgery. Choose relief from Joint Pain Matt Hurbanis, MD Joint Pain Management and Treatment Options, | Orlando Health Health Central Hospital 10000 West Colonial Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761 To Register, email: Marketing@HealthCentral.org 273895 271221 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: THURSDAY, MAY 24 TRANSITIONING TO KINDERGARTEN 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Kids Community College, 1475 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This toolkit course will provide resources and materials to help parents prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. (407) 9822421. FRIDAY, MAY 25 AMR CPR CHALLENGE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Winter Garden Heritage Foun dations Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. American Medical Response is holding this free, public event in partnership with Orlando Christian Prepara tory, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the West Or ange Healthcare District and the WGHF. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR Orlando provides medical transport service for West Or ange County, including the cities of Winter Garden and Ocoee and the town of Windermere. (407) 656-1304. POLTERHEIST 8 p.m. Friday, May 25; 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday May 27, at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St., Winter Garden. Mimis Community Theater presents a comedy family-friendly interac tive murder-mystery show. Tick ets are $14 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger for the May 26 and 27 shows and $30 and $14 in advance for the May 26 show, which includes a din ner of New York strip steaks and potatoes. Tickets can be purchased on Facebook at Mimis Community Theater. Call (407) 864-5029 to make a reservation. SATURDAY, JUNE 2 SECOND CHANCE PROM 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Breakroom, 13105 W. Colo nial Drive, Winter Garden. The theme of the 21-and-older party is A Night in Paris. Guests can bring their own libations. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple and includes dinner, dancing and a prom photo. For tickets, email mindy@callmem ktg.com. GOAL GETTER VISIONING WORKSHOP 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Join Sara Brown, Success & Beyond life coach, for an inspiring vision board workshop. Learn the secret to activating your aspira tions and manifesting your ideal life through goal setting and intentional visualization. Seating is limited. Ages 18 and up. Reg istration required at ocls.info or call (407) 835-7323. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 DIY DNA RESEARCH OPEN FORUM 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Spend an evening analyzing your own DNA test results. A genealogy specialist will be available to help guide partici pants through roadblocks and assist with answering questions. Guests will need to bring their own laptop or mobile device to access their results online. (407) 835-7323. SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Deciding which senior living option is suitable for your situa tion can be complicated. Senior experts will provide informa tion and education on dier ent senior living options. This event is part of the ongoing Smarter Senior Seminar Series presented by Mike Flahaven, a certied senior-housing profes sional. To learn more, visit your oridahaven.com. To register, contact Mike Flahaven at (407) 340-5291 or online at yourori dahaven.com. THURSDAY, JUNE 7 PLANT CLINIC 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Bring your plants, get your soil pH tested and ask questions. Master gardener volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Of ce will be available to answer gardening questions and to assess any plant issues. (407) 835-7323. TEEN SERIES: LITERARY GUITARS 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Teens are invited to participate in this summer series and win prizes such as bicycles, tickets to local attrac tions and gift certicates. (407) 835-7323 to register. SATURDAY, JUNE 9 AFRICANAMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Cel ebrate your history and heritage by learning ore about it. Library sta, EPOCH, the African-Amer ican Historical & Genealogical Society and Wells Built Museum will share information. (407) 835-7323. BOOK CLUB FOR ART LOVERS Noon Saturday, June 9, at the SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this months book discussion is Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier. Participants will discuss the work of Johannes Vermeer and explore life during the Dutch Baroque period. Tick ets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. Call (407) 3477996. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 3 Come nd a safe haven for your soul at Haven of Grace Bible ChurchTemporarily meeting at: e Stone Crest Meeting House in the Foxcrest Subdivison 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Sundays at 9:30 and 10:30 am HavenOfGraceBibleChurch.com 407-952-0510 Our Mission is to:Serve the Lord and other saints Transform into the image of Christ E dify one another in love Evangelize with the Gospel of Grace Learn and apply Gods Word Together, through Gods strength, we can become spiritually strong as STEEL. Come grow with us!Friends of Les Feldick 274041 OCOEEThe city of Ocoee is honoring its fallen soldiers at its annual ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. The keynote speaker is Cadet Capt. Damarius Maxwell, 17, the youngest person to deliver remarks at a city event. Maxwell is a third-year cadet in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, is an avid drone pilot and is a member of the dual-enrollment program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His goal is to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. The ceremony is open to the public. It will include Chloe Rogenus, a senior at Ocoee High School, singing the national anthem and the Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard presenting the flag. Mayor Rusty Johnson and the city commissioners will lead aprocessional to the Ocoee Memorial Wall, where a wreath will be set in place. The Memorial Wall is inscribed with the names of Ocoee residents who gave their lives for freedom. The elected officials will recite the names of each fallen soldier.WINTER GARDENThe city of Winter Gardens annual Memorial Day Service is at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Ave., Winter Garden. Former City Commissioner Theo Graham is the master of ceremonies for the 26th year, and Mayor John Rees is participating, as well. The guest speaker is Robert E. Cole Jr., a Winter Garden resident and retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force. Cole joined the military in 1959 and graduated basic training as an automatic tracking radar We should thank God such men livedWinter Garden, Ocoee and Gotha all will honor those who died in combat with Memorial Day programs.Multiple events are taking place this week and next to commemorate Memorial Day, a day for remember ing the people who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. AMY QUESINBERRY Amy QuesinberryMany of the benefactors pose around the donors plaque at the Windermere Veterans Memorial.operator. After graduating from Advanced Missile Guidance at the former Orlando Air Force Base, he served several assignments around the United States and was stationed in Korea and, later, Vietnam. Cole retired in 1998 and became an electronic technician at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). The program also will include patriotic music by Geoff Bashioum, a color guard made up of members of the Winter Garden police and fire departments, a roll call of the war dead and a wreathplacing ceremony.WINDERMEREThe town of Windermere dedicated its Veterans Memorial in front of Town Hall on Veterans Day, and now, in time for Memorial Day, it has recognized its benefactors with a plaque at the memorial. A number of donors were on hand to witness Bill Criswell pull the cord to unveil the bronze marker in the center of the memorial on Monday, May 21. Tonight is a way to honor all these people who donated to bring this project to fruition, Mayor Gary Bruhn said. The veterans project was a partnership between the town of Windermere, Rotary Club of Windermere and multiple individual contributors. More than $40,000 was raised. Monies in excess of the costs of the construction and installation of the memorial are being donated to veterans projects through the Rotary Club. Criswell was instrumental in bringing the memorial to Windermere.WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARKThe 68th Annual Memorial Day Celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in front of the mosaic at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha. The event will include veteran organizations, scouts and the tolling of the replica Liberty Bell in memory of those who died in war. American flags will be available for guests wanting to decorate a grave for Memorial Day. The Orlando Concert Band will present A Memorial Day Remembrance concert to honor those individuals who gave their lives in service to this country. ORANGE COUNTYResidentsare invited to join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council in honoring the members who served in the Armed Forces in Orange County and ultimately sacrificed their lives while serving their country. The annual Orange County War Memorial and Wreath Presentation commemoration ceremony will take place at the Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, at10 a.m. Monday, May 28. The event is free and open to the public. Mayor Jacobs will deliver remarks and present a resolution during the commemoration event. The advisory council will then accompany her in a wreathlaying ceremony, which will be followed by the playing of taps to commemorate the fallen heroes. Allie L. Braswell Jr., civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, will be the guest speaker. AFJROTC Cadet Capt. Damarius Maxwell will speak in Ocoee. Robert E. Cole Jr., retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, is the speaker in Winter Garden.
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 450,000 brownfields nationwide, and cleaning them up and reinvesting in them increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land and both improves and protects the envi ronment, according to the EPA. A brownfield area is one designated by a local government and contains one or more sites, some of which may or may not be contaminated. Incentives include bonus refunds for job creation, a loanguarantee program and sales/use tax exemption. In Floridas program, there are also voluntary cleanup tax credits, and grants available through the EPA for cleanup, assessment, revolving loan funds, job training and coalitions. While Floridas brownfields program is incentive-based, the federal program is grant-based. On Tuesday, May 15, Ocoee City Planner Mike Rumer presented commissioners with the idea of designating a brownfield area in the city as a way to eliminate blight and raise property values. It provides a lot of financial and tax incentives and ways the city can help future development of these properties that are sown in the geographic area, Rumer told commissioners. Theres specific tools we can use as a local government in this geographic area. This is another way to kind of show developers that we have the geographical area that is open to these state incentives. According to city documents, the brownfield designation would allow for accelerated environmental assessment and, if necessary, remediation of the three properties identified in the area and to allow access to job-related bonus monies, thereby encouraging job creation. The brownfield area would be called the Ocoee Special Economic Enhancement District. The proposed area in Ocoee comprises 687 parcels over about 938 boundary acres; however, the parcel acreage only includes about 725 acres. Story Road from State Road 429 to Bluford Avenue acts as the southernmost border, and the area stretches north just past Crown Point Cross. Much of the proposed area consists of the Ocoee Business District, with a few subdivisions to the east. If the resolution is approved by commissioners at the June 19 meeting, the proposed area would be designated officially as a brownfield. Some local homeowners whose properties have been drawn into the proposed brownfield area were unsure of the potential stigma that being in a brownfield designation would have on their property values. However, Littlejohn & Co. Project Manager John Jones, who presented the information on brownfield areas, said property owners could opt out of the program. According to the EPA, a 2017 study concluded cleaning up brownfield properties led to residential property value increases of 5% to 15.2% within 1.29 miles of the sites. This affords the city staff the opportunity to provide incentives in the geographical area, such as the waiving of some impact fees that does not have to be supplemented from the general fund, Rumer said. We feel that these opportunities are the best for residents and they offer the best incentives. Erica Marsel, 17, and Faiyaz Hafeez, 18, tied for the No. 1 spot in the Warriors Class of 2018. But they also began setting their eyes on the prize well before they even stepped foot on West Oranges campus. The stories of the co-valedictorians climb to the top of their class begin when they were sev enth-graders taking high-school courses such as Algebra 1. This journey started in middle school, Marsel said. This is not something you can do in one year, or three or four. This has to start before you come to high school. You have to gain the characteristics, like work ethic, that will make you valedictorian before you come to high school.EYES ON THE PRIZEFor both Marsel and Hafeez, fol lowing in the footsteps of their older siblings was a big motivator for rising in the ranks. I have two siblings who were salutatorians, so you kind of have this type of pressure on you, Hafeez said. My cousins joked around like, Youre gonna have to be valedictorian, Faiyaz! I would say it was my goal to at least make it to valedictorian. You never expect that it would actually happen. You work hard for it but dont expect it to happen until it actually does happen. Marsels two older brothers also achieved academic greatness, with the oldest having been No. 14 in his class and the other at No. 9. I was aiming for the top five, because I wanted to be on the stage (at graduation), Marsel said. (Becoming valedictorian) wasnt my goal until the beginning of junior year, because thats when we got our rankings. She decided to do dual-enroll ment classes to help increase her chances of ranking toward the top of her class and they paid off. She soon learned she was ranked at No. 1, and the pressure increased to maintain her spot. Before senior year, I didnt know any of my rankings, and at the start of senior year, I found out I was fifth, Hafeez said. Thats why (becoming valedictorian) was so unexpected for me. Then when I submitted everything, worked hard, tried as best as I could to move up there and found out (I got it), it was a great feeling. Both students finished with a weighted GPA of 5.2, but each had a slightly different high-school career path. Marsel was involved with JROTC for all four years, earning accolades such as top commander for the freshman drill team and group commander by senior year. She also was co-captain of Quiz Bowl by her senior year and a member of National Honor Society and participated in FFA her freshman and sophomore years, all while working at Mathnasium in Winter Garden. Hafeez spent his freshman year focusing on maintaining his straight-A average, but by his sophomore year, he became a member of the Beta Club, with which he volunteered for the next three years. He also was a member of National Honor Society and ran for a school leadership position. Both students earned the Gold Shield Award for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout their high-school careers. They also received recognition for being in the Class of 2018s Top 10 and plaques to commemorate their valedictorian status.HARD WORK REWARDEDMarsel and Hafeez said finding out they achieved valedictorian status was both shocking and a relief. Hafeez was in a calculus class when he got the email from his guidance counselor telling him she needed to talk to him immediately. There was a crowd of people around me, the AP and guidance counselors came in and they said, Do you know what it means to be valedictorian? Hafeez said. And I said, Yeah, thats first in the class. I made like 12 differ ent faces and (experienced) like six different emotions. I was shocked. The first thing I asked was, Am I going to stay in this position no matter what? But you still do your best and want to keep up the grade streak; you want to go out with a bang. Marsel said: I think it was the opposite of his experience (for me) because Id known the last semester that Id been in spot No. 1 and the final ranking was going to come out in a few months. Id never been so scared to get As in my whole life; it was another kind of pressure. I was just waiting to hear confirmation I was still No. 1. It was a group effort of panic and stuff. It was a relief to finally get called in and they officially said it. After graduation, the co-valedictorians will go their separate ways. Hafeez is taking classes this summer at Valencia College before heading to the UCF in the fall, where hell major in business. Marsel is taking the summer off before she starts a major in environmental engineering and a minor in business at Georgia Tech. However, one thing is for sure: Both are relieved they no longer have to keep a hawks eye on their rankings and GPAs. OTHER OCOEE BROWNFIELD SITES Custom Flooring and Design (active petroleum cleanup) Fashion Cleaners (pending cleanup) Petrotech SE Fuels Station (active petroleum cleanup) Hartle Metheson Bowness Rev Trust (active petroleum cleanup) Imperial Gas Station (active petroleum cleanup) C&W Trucking (pending petroleum cleanup Circle K No. 7419 (active petroleum cleanup)IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved 4-1 the subdivision plan for Ciara Place at Lake Meadow, a townhome development that borders Lake Meadow on the west and Clarke Road on the east. Plans include 88 townhomes with two-car garages, a future passive recreation trail, a park and a pool. Commissioners also approved to increase the construction phase budget allocation for the Lakeshore Expansion Project to $3.9 million and the total project budget for all identied needs to $4.3 million. Changes in plans, construction methods, engineer ing modications and items necessary for utilization of the building caused the increase. A bid was awarded for asphalt paving projects for Fiscal Year 2018. The city plans to mill and resurface Tomyn and Story Road, Orlando Avenue/White Road, and alternates Geneva Avenue, Malcolm Road area and Tiger Minor Parks parking area. The bid was awarded to Hubbard Construction Company for $835,757.CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1CORRECTION:In the May 3 edition, the story, School board term limits make November ballot, reported Orange County School Board District 1 member Pam Gould is retiring from the School Board. No such announcement has been made. We regret the error.Browneld designation Valedictorian duo preps for next steps BY THE NUMBERS5.2 The co-valedictorians weighted GPA10 Dual-enrollment classes Erica Marsel took16 Dual-enrollment classes Faiyaz Hafeez took 8 AP classes Erica Marsel took2 AP classes Faiyaz Hafeez tookCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ObserverPublisher / Dawn Willis, dwillis@OrangeObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, sryzewski@OrangeObserver.com News Editor / Gabby Baquero, gbaquero@OrangeObserver.com Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, amyq@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, egutierrez@OrangeObserver.com Advertising Executives Michelle Gentry, mgentry@OrangeObserver.com Cyndi Gustafson, advertising@OrangeObserver.com Rich Osterhaudt, rosterhaudt@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Tony Trotti, ttrotti@OrangeObserver.com Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, abrunelle@OrangeObserver.com Katie Rehm, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 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 274107 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORMuch to nearby foodies delight, Winter Park-based restaurant Bosphorous is the newest tenant slated for the Hamlin community. Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine co-owned by husband-and-wife pair Doved and Tammy Sexter, as well as Chris Southern has signed a lease for a 3,000-squarefoot restaurant space off New Independence Parkway and Hamlin Groves Trail. This will be the fourth location for the fromscratch kitchen chain, which also has locations in Winter Park, Dr. Phillips and Lake Nona. We have actually looked at the (Hamlin) location years ago when deciding on our Lake Nona site looking to expand, Doved Sexter said. At that point, we didnt really see the huge growth potential thats developed out there and we ended up ultimately going with Lake Nona. When we were about nine months into Lake Nona, we started looking for a fourth location and kind of compared Oviedo to West Orange. We saw a big opportunity to supplement our Dr. Phillips location out that direction. (Boyd Development) really seems to have a great handle on what that part of town really needs, he said. Theyre just putting together a dynamic mix of restaurants and moving very fast, which is exciting for us. We want the competition, we want other people around us because it pulls people in the area. Plans are being finalized, and the Sexters expect them to be in the permitting phase within the next few weeks. The current timeline has Bosphorous Hamlin location set to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the restaurant will have about 50 employ ees. Bosphorous also has plans to expand to Lake Mary and Oviedo. Sexter describes Bosphorous as a polished-casual restaurant, which also has a full bar with cocktails and happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. The restaurant is known for its authentic Turk ish food, including lavas (hollow bread), hummus, falafel, chicken sis kebaps and lamb shanks. We decorate with handmade Turkish lamps, and we have silk carpets and handmade copper tables, so you get a lot of that kind of initial, Wow, this is really nice, Doved Sexter said. Our staff is really trained to give people a tour as if theyre a tour guide, quite honestly. We want people to feel like theyve literally dined in Turkey, but yet theyre in Central Florida.Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine to delight HamlinThe Turkish restaurant is slated to open the doors to its fourth location toward the end of the year.Orange County municipalities as well as individuals representing the hospitality and tourism industries. Attendees joined Jacobs as she discussed the healthy state of the county and the triumphs and challenges she faced throughout her years of service as mayor. I am proud to announce that the state of Orange County is in fact very strong, Jacobs said. I took office during the heels of the great depression during which we lost approximately $150 million in annual revenue. Thanks to years of dedicated efforts, today our bond and credit ratings are routinely rated Triple A. That says to the whole world that were exemplary (stewards) of your tax dollars. Jacobs said 149,660 new jobs were created in Orange County since she took office in 2011. She added unemployment fell from 10.7% to 3.2% between January 2011 and March 2018. Today, we are busting at the seams, she said. Our tour ism and hospitality sectors are stronger than ever, generating $70 billion of economic impact annually, and supporting one in three jobs and welcoming more than 72 million visitors just last year. The housing market experienced explosive growth, as well. We worked tirelessly to nur ture an environment that supports innovation and creativity not only in how we operate as a government but (also) in the communities that were creating in the future, Jacobs said. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in communities like Horizon West. In addition to discussing the economic growth of the county, Jacobs said the county should focus on improving credit and managing funds wisely. Although we are obviously experiencing an era of economic prosperity including job and wage growth to me, its criti cal that we view our economy holistically, she said. Knowing that economies do experience volatility, it is important that we focus so intently on boosting our fiscal management practices and improving our credit worthiness. In terms of challenges, Jacobs recalled the Pulse shooting and the deaths of law enforce ment officers from surrounding municipalities, including Windermere Police Officer Robert German. Moments of silence were held during the address to remember those who died. Our hearts were broken when Windermere Police Officer Robbie German was senselessly gunned down by two suicidal teens, she said. Jacobs ended the address with a reflection of her mayoral career. In reflecting on this amazing era of recovery, discovery and transformation; an era of tragedy and triumph, of unity and resilience, I believe we have become the best place to live, work and raise a family, Jacobs said. Working with each of you ... has truly been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. BOSPHOROUS TURKISH CUISINEFor locations, menus and more information, visit bosphorousrestaurant.com. HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays EMAIL: info@BosphorousRestaurant.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ BosphorousWinterPark INSTAGRAM: @bosphorous THREE TO TRYLavas (hollow bread) Bos phorous signature, baked-toorder bread creation. Recommended for all soups and appetizers. $4.50. Turkish-style pizza A popular Turkish dish with freshly ground lamb, blended with peppers, tomatoes, parsley and fresh herbs on thin-crusted dough. $18.95. Special Beyti kebap Handcarved lamb avored with garlic, hot Turkish peppers and parsley, then chargrilled on skewers and wrapped in a pita. Topped with housemade tomato and yogurt sauces. $23.95.Jacobs address CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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The new lights, which were completed in mid-March, were installed in memory of 18-yearold Jonathan Johnny Riley, two years after his death. Riley, a West Orange High alumnus, died in February 2016 after a car crash in the early-morning hours on Roberson Road, near Wesmere Parkway. Authorities determined his car had struck a power pole and then a tree before it flipped over, but the cause remains unknown. Three months after the accident there was another eastbound crash on the road, directly across from the site of Rileys accident. Although that accident wasnt fatal, Rileys family members and family friend Fran Cummings were determined to do something to better ensure the prevention of future tragedies. They petitioned to have better lighting installed along the road, which was not well-illuminated at night. The problem, however, was that the portion of Roberson Road between Windermere Road to Wesmere Parkway is under Orange Countys jurisdiction, while the portion spanning from Wesmere Parkway to Maguire Road is in Ocoees. Although the process was long, complicated and involved sev eral government entities and departments, their wish came true in April, when Duke Energy completed the installation of the streetlights. Its been so long in coming, to all of our chagrin, really, because nobody had any objections to it, said Richard Firstner, District 3 Commissioner for the city of Ocoee. It just was the speed of government. If it was just simply in Ocoee and controlled by Ocoee, it wouldve been over and done with. When Nancy Riley and Fran Cummings brought this to us, we looked it over and discussed it very briefly with the city manager and public works director, and none of us had a problem with it at all. Because of the split jurisdictions, Ocoee staff had to contact the different county departments and District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey to negotiate funding and responsibilities, Firstner said. Once the funding was secured, it was time to go to Duke Energy for installation. That was delayed because of the extensive damage across Central Florida from Hur ricane Irma in September 2017. I live in Wesmere and go out Roberson Road every day, Firstner said. I know what that situation is with no lights. Its hard to walk on that street they have two very well-developed sidewalks, but it is dark. When (Fran) brought that forward I said, This is a nobrainer. As the streetlights were installed, Nancy Johnnys mother began receiving pictures of them being put up from friends and family. The Rileys now live in Boston, but Nancy called Cummings, who confirmed their hard work was finally coming to fruition. I cried, I was filled with such gratitude that we were heard, Nancy Riley said. I booked a ticket to go to Orlando to see in person. (I) was speechless and just cried at the sight. I felt at peace know ing that Johnny would shine bright to all that drove Roberson Road. The community has been a positive force throughout this entire process. I never thought we would ever be in such a situation like this, but I felt such support and love that would never be forgotten. April 30 marked what would have been Johnnys 21st birthday, and Nancy and her other son have counted 21 streetlights spanning Roberson Road the candles for Johnny that would never go out. Everyone is overwhelmed and feels more comfortable knowing that (when) their child will drive on that road at night it is now so visible, she said. It makes me feel so good to know that out of this tragedy, something good is coming out of it, Firstner said. It was a terrible shame that young Mr. Riley lost his life in a car accident out there. We cant bring him back, but hopefully we can prevent it in the future.Streetlights improve Roberson Road visibilityTwo years after West Orange High alumnus Johnny Rileys death on the once-dark road, the streetlights his family and friends have asked for now light the way.
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14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 275201 274633 Rain or shine, the show must go on and it did at MetroWest Music Fest Sunday, May 20. Despite some drizzles here and there, a few hundred people came to MetroWest Golf Club for an afternoon lled with live music. Jazz saxophonist Will Donato was the rst to perform, followed by Beatles tribute band Liver pool Live. Rock n roll singer and guitarist Rick Derringer was the headlining act and played both old and new hits, including Hang On Sloopy. DANIELLE HENDRIXDespite rain MetroWest jams at 2018 Music Fest Giulia Longetti and Aurora Jamie loved hanging out with Melissa, Rebecca and Devon Rolle. Rock n roll singer and guitarist Rick Derringer was the headliner. ONLINESee more at OrangeObserver.com
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SPORTSMAY 25, 2018 Daniel Southerland is a model athlete for Firestorm FC Soccer League Page 18.1 West Orange alumna Lauren Mathis, a freshman pitcher for the University of Georgia softball team, pitched two scoreless innings for the Bulldogs to close out a 6-2 win over Harvard in the opening game of the Athens Regional of the NCAA Tournament. Mathis allowed just one hit. The Bulldogs went 3-0 over the weekend to win the regional and advance to a Super Regional this weekend against Tennessee.2 Grayson Wagner scored four touchdowns for the Foundation Academy football team in a 28-0 win over Lake Highland Prep May 17. Wagner had two receiv ing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and a fourth touchdown scored on an interception.3 The West Orange High School football team will host Gainesville High at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, on campus at Raymond Screws Field. The game represents the nal local spring football game.4 West Orange High baseball players Doug Nikhazy and Noah Hughes were named to the 2018 All-Metro West Conference Team.5 Two CFCA volleyball seniors recently signed National Letters of Intent to play in college. Ahmanie Gabrielle Guillaume signed May 1 with Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, and Alyssa Muench signed May 8 with Warner University. HIGH5 The 2018 Florida High School Softball State Championships originally scheduled to have begun May 14 were pushed back a week because of severe weather last week in the Vero Beach region. The championships have been rescheduled to take place between May 21-23. West Orange, which was to have faced Metro Conference peer Timber Creek May 19 in the Class 9A State Semifinal, instead had to wait until Wednesday, May 23, for that matchup. The state semifinal took place after press time. The Class 9A State Championship was also rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23, meaning teams advancing to the state final will play a doubleheader. Other games impacted by rainy weather last week included Ocoees spring football game rescheduled from May 18 to May 22 and the regional semifinal for Dr. Phillips baseball. The Panthers were supposed to have played the Boone Braves May 15, but the game did not take place until May 18. Dr. Phillips won 7-3.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORWeather scrambles schedule for softball championships Courtesy photo File photoThe West Orange Warriors had to wait an extra ve days to take the eld at the state seminals in Vero Beach. ONLINEFor updates/results for West Orange softball at the 2018 Florida High School Softball State Championships, visit ObserverPreps.com. THIS EAGLE FLIESCFCA eighth-grader Victor Jones Jr. won the middle-school state championship in the 200-meter dash May 12. Steven RyzewskiVictor Jones Jr. isnt old enough to apply for a learners permit, but he is a budding track star and playmaker for the CFCA football team.While being interviewed for this story a story about his middleschool state championship in the 200-meter dash Victor Jones Jr., an eighth-grader at Cen tral Florida Christian Academy, proudly points out this is the first time he has been interviewed for an athletic accomplishment. It likely will not be the last. Jones isnt old enough to drive yet, but he stands tall for an eighth-grader at 6-foot-1 and gets the most he can out of his long legs. At the Florida Youth Running Associations Middle SEE JONES PAGE 18 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR
18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 School State Championships May 12 in Bradenton, Jones ran a 0:22.88 in the 200-meter dash to win a state title and an 0:11.38 in the 100-meter dash to finish as runner-up by .08 of a second. The youngster is a two-sport standout for the Eagles, too, as he plays wide receiver for CFCAs varsity football team, scoring a touchdown in the Eagles spring football game May 19 against Warner Christian. Coaches and staff around CFCAs Ocoee campus tend to think Jones only is scratching the surface of his potential, and theyre excited to see what comes next. Victor is a phenomenal athlete, CFCA football coach Jer emy Campbell said. I think, pound-for-pound, hes probably the best athlete we have in this school and thats saying a lot. Hes unbelievable the things he can do with or without a ball in his hand. Despite his natural athletic abilities, this was Jones first time at the middle-school state championships held annually at IMG Academy and the rising freshman was intentional about soaking in the experience. It felt big I kind of got ner vous, Jones said. I didnt really know I was winning until I got to the end, because I heard my mom yelling. I was surprised, to be honest. His mother, Tabitha Jones, is a big part of his success. Tabitha coaches for Goal Line Athletics, a local track club, and works personally with her budding speedster. She coaches him hard and its not just at practice its at home, as well, Campbell said. Victor said his mother helps him in technical matters improving his start out of the blocks, for instance but also with the mental aspect of the sport. With CFCA wrapping its spring season with a 30-0 win over Warner last Saturday, Jones now is free to get to work improving this summer. He will navigate a club track schedule as well as continue to get stronger for football. Jones said he is motivated by his success in Bradenton, and Campbell said a little bit of recognition can go a long way for a young player. I think the exposure hes getting now builds confidence, Campbell said. This gives him the confidence that he can play and compete with these (older) guys. And after a taste of the varsity game, this budding track star is equally excited to suit up for the Eagles on the gridiron this fall. Im really excited, Jones said. I think discipline definitely will make us good. Coach (Campbell) keeps us ready. Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. 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I just love the game its beautiful. What do you enjoy about playing for Firestorm? Its fun. I was once in another league, and I came to this league just to have fun, because Id lost having fun. What was your favorite memory from this past season? Meeting new friends. A bunch of my teammates, theyre now friends. I made some friends from other teams, too. What do you need to improve about your game? Its always the first touch the first touch is everything. No matter what, you have to prac tice on your first touch. Are you a big soccer fan? Im a big soccer fan. My favor ite team is Real Madrid, and my favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo. Hes so selfless. ... Also, hes the best hes such a great player, and he never gives up. Are you also an Orlando City Soccer Club fan? Yes when Ricardo Kaka came, I was like, Oh my gosh, this SPORTS SPOTLIGHTDaniel Southerland, 16, is what Firestorm SC coach and director Joe Gitto describes as the embodiment of the leagues ideals: exemplify ing good sportsmanship toward others and enthusiasm for the game. Southerland was a leader on his team the Black Team last season, which ended May 19.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSDaniel Southerland team is going to be the greatest. The team is still good without him, I think. I went to a game, and it was crazy. It was amazing, and I liked the atmosphere. What was your favorite class this year at Windermere High? World History, and it was taught by Janel Greer. Shes very nice, and I just love history shes such a great teacher. The most interesting things we learned about were World War I and World War II. What are you looking for ward to the most about the summer? Im looking forward to the trips Ill be taking Im going to Las Vegas then Los Angeles. Toward the late-summer, Im going to Europe. First, I think Im going to Germany, and Ill then go to the United Kingdom. Are you going to make any soccer-related stops while in Europe? Im going to visit the Old Traf ford its a very nice stadium, and I want to go see it. What do you think you would like to study in college? I want to get a law degree. Do you have any hobbies outside of soccer? I like to edit videos and play video games. Did you hear Laurel or Yanny? Its different during the day, closer to the morning, I hear Yanny. Right after school, I hear Laurel. STEVEN RYZEWSKI THE BASICSAge: 16 School: Windermere High Year: Sophomore Height: 5-foot-11 Position: Striker, mideld GPA: 3.6JonesFROM PAGE 17 CFCA sprints to victory in spring gameThe CFCA football team returned to action May 19 in its spring game, as the Eagles dismantled visiting Warner Christian (South Day tona) 30-0 in two quarters. The game was called at halftime because of severe weather in the area and injury concerns for Warner, which dressed only 12 players. In one half of action, CFCA showed its potential to return to contention in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference this fall, with athleticism, size and speed around the edges. Afterward, second-year head coach Jeremy Campbell voiced his approval for the progress his program had made during the spring practice window. "I'm very pleased and impressed with the guys who came out," Campbell said. "They've put in some work they've gotten stronger, big ger and faster so I'm very pleased with our spring. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Above: Jared Lang hauled in a reception. Right: Visual Russell was the starting quarterback for CFCA.Photos by Steven RyzewskiGrin Horn made a big tackle for CFCA during the Eagles spring game.
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If beach volleyball as an official NCAA sport sounds like something new to you, youre not alone. The NCAA only upgraded the sport from emerging a distinction it was awarded when the NCAA first began sponsoring it in 2010 in 2015, and began holding sanctioned championships for the sport in 2016. This recent championship, won by UCLA, was the third in the NCAA era. Previously, the American Volleyball Coaches Association hosted a championship. This spring, 69 NCAA institutions sponsored the sport. I had known that college beach volleyball was a thing but only in a vague sense. I knew Florida State had a program, but not much else (it turns out, so does FIU). But beach volleyball is far from new and colleges have been competing for years outside of the formality of the NCAA. With the added legitimacy of the NCAA hosting sanctioned championships, and with ESPN broadcasting those championships for the first time, the growth trajectory of the sport figures to be a lot less vague going forward and the trickle-down effect already is being felt here in West Orange. Earlier this spring, West Orange High Schools beach volleyball club team won the Sunshine State Athletic Conferences State Championship. Kaeli Crews, a junior at West Orange, stars for the Warriors indoor and outdoor teams but is committed to South Carolina for the beach game. Horizon West sisters Cassidy and Amanda Chambers a freshman at Windermere High and eighth-grader at Bridgewater Middle, respectively play both versions of the sport. But they prioritize the beach game over the indoor game and switched their travel volleyball club to a beach-focused club in Cocoa recently to reflect that. Julianne Calcote, the new head coach for Olympia Highs volleyball program, played beach volleyball in college and later coached the beach program at her alma mater something that likely was considered in the hiring process at Olympia. And the new athletic director at Foundation Academy, Lisa Eaves, mentioned the sport as a potential addition candidate for the Lions. Windermere Prep even invested in an on-campus facility with a small seat-back bleacher and patio area. In short, something is happening here. Central Florida is already a hot-bed of volleyball, with local travel teams from clubs such as Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy and Top Select regularly competing on a national stage. There now seems to be a growing enthusiasm for the outdoor game, as some girls choose to prioritize it and as others choose to play it secondarily, as a way to round out their game. With only two teammates competing on the sand, players are forced to be well-rounded players who can dig, pass and rise up for a kill. The path to beach volleyball becoming an FHSAA-sanctioned sport, if it eventually does that, would be long with several hurdles. But that hasnt stopped forward-thinking athletic directors such as West Oranges Jerry Shafer from pushing the sport and having his girls compete in the SSAC and other leagues that are or will soon be forming. Windermere Prep also has a beach volleyball program, and I anticipate more local schools that are serious about the indoor game soon will entertain adding the outdoor game, as well. In a lot of ways it is a win-win the sport is relatively inexpensive. Suffice to say, it is an exciting prospect for our local programs that choose to hop on the beach volleyball bandwagon. As the game grows at the collegiate level and the number of scholarships offered along with it more families are going to be cognizant of whether a public or private school offers it. If the end results is more excitement and more wellrounded volleyball players, that seems like a win for all. Growth of college beach volleyball trickling down to local level Steven RyzewskiWest Orange volleyballs Italia Bollo scrambled for a dig during the Warriors beach victory against Merritt Island April 14. STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR SIDELINE SCENE Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.comor Subscribe@OrangeObserver.comVisit us at rfnftfb 274295
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24 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Every baby should have a chance to grow up. One way we (ECMO). When a preemies lungs arent strong enough to spread oxygen through the bloodstream, ECMO takes over. Its one way our neonatal intensive-care unit is giving the smallest preemies the biggest chances to live. And were 18-SYSTEM-03303 262490