WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserverFREE THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018VOLUME 85, NO. 22 65 YEARS STRONGBerwyn and Kathryn Olt man will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 3. They grew up on opposite ends of Nebraska and rst met as children, when one of Kathryns sisters married and moved to the community where Berwyns family lived. They both are from families with eight children. They were students at McPherson College in Kansas the rst year they were married. Berwyn is a retired Church of the Brethren minister and served churches in both Iowa and Florida. They moved to Ocoee nearly 30 years ago. They have three children: Stephen, Carolyn and Christopher; and a 4-year-old grandson, Ryder. YOUR TOWN City leaders OK strategic plan for east Winter Garden SEE JACOBS PAGE 5 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORSince opening in Winter Gar den nearly four years ago, Gymnastics USA has outgrown its 33,000-square-foot facility in the Winter Garden Plaza on West Colonial Drive. An average-sized gym has 500 students, said head coach and co-founder Zander Arthur; Gymnastics USA cur rently has 1,300 enrolled. He and the other co-founder, brother Austin Arthur, decided an expansion was necessary, and they are celebrating their grand reopening of the enlarged space in an open house Saturday, June 2. The additional 16,000 square Expansion to bring elite-level gymnastics to Winter GardenThe owners of Gymnastics USA purchased equipment from the 2017 World Championships in Montreal and had it shipped to Winter Garden.SEE GYMNASTICS PAGE 8West Orange softball caps a strong season with an appearance in the state nal. SEE 17. The City Commission also approved the purchase of three parcels for $1.6 million.We salute youERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWhen city commissioners voted unanimously to approve the East Winter Garden Plan at the May 24 meeting, many citizens in attendance applauded the decision. Dover, Kohl & Partners began preparations for the plan to give east Winter Garden a new look in July 2017. City Manager Mike SEE LEADERS PAGE 4Amy QuesinberryRetired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert E. Cole Jr. was the guest speaker at Winter Gardens Memorial Day program. SPORTS West Orange-area communities honored those who gave their lives with Memorial Day events. SEE PAGE 4.Just the beginningWest Orange, Foundation and Legacy celebrate commencement. SEE 9-10.
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Available at: SATURDAY, JUNE 2BAND OF BROTHERS MEMORIAL CLASSIC 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Ocoee High School, 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway. Food and drinks available. Music by DJ Caesar from 94.5. A dunk contest will be the pregame entertainment. Admission is $5. Proceeds go to B.O.B. Deronvil Memorial Scholarship for student-athletes. 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. SECONDCHANCE 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.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. SENIORLIVING 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 dierent 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 more about it. Library sta, EPOCH, the African-American Historical & Genealogical Society and Wells Built Museum will share information on their resources and services. (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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH FREE DAPS 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Celebrate the summer reading program with FREE DAPS, a local group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a one-ofa-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. All ages welcome. (407) 835-7323. ONP GOPHER TORTOISE RUN 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Take part in a three-miler through the preserve or a threemile virtual race all to support ONP. Each registered onsite racer will receive a T-shirt, Gopher Tortoise Run carved wooden medallion and a clip-on Hydro Pouch. Virtual participants will receive a medallion. There is no race-day registration. Oaklandnaturepreserve. org/gopher-tortoise-run. WINDERMERE ROTARY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. All proceeds go to the USO and other local veterans projects. Single-player entry fee is $125; foursomes are $450. Information and registration at winder mererotary.org or (407) 4210548. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 3 274054 At Growing Together Pediatrics we offer comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. We provide physicals, immunizations, ADHD/behavior consultations and treatment, acne and eczema care and so much more.Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www.GrowingTogetherPeds.comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Same day AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORMelvin Henry considers himself the right man for the position commander of the West Orange VFW Post 4305 in Winter Garden. Members elected him last month, and his term begins next week. He has the military history, a willingness to work with others and the local connection, having grown up in Winter Garden and graduated from West Orange High School. I want the best for the folks at large and to have this facility, this venue to be here for veterans for years to come, Henry said. His first experience with the local VFW was 18 years ago, when he attended a Winter Garden Memorial Day service in which the West Orange post participated. He decided he wanted to be part of this organization and joined immediately. Being a veteran of foreign wars, this is a unique group of veterans, Henry said. Its the only group that you have to be in a hostile environment to join. He served in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the 1990-91 Gulf War, which qualified him for member ship. I found it more comfortable being in the VFW rather than other places because of our experiences, he said. We communicated a little better. As commander, Henrys goal is to continue the veterans services that the VFW offers and to continue participation in community programs such as ROTC at West Orange and Dr. Phillips high schools. But he also sees a need to bring more activities such as the RAF MAN Club Foundation program to veterans living in West Orange County. This gives veterans access to Department of Veterans Affairs representatives in a town-hall setting to discuss issues such as healthcare enrollment, claims assistance and benefits for family members. Another goal is to boost membership at the post. We struggle with member ship, and we ask that anyone who qualifies to consider joining VFW, Henry said. Veterans seeking more information can call Henry at (407) 4316016 and inquire about an application form.A MILITARY FAMILYThe Winter Garden native graduated in June 1978 from West Orange High School and joined the U.S. Army the following month. He didnt turn 18 until August, so his father had to give written permission. Henry seemed destined to join the military. His father was in the Army, as were four uncles. Most of the men went in the military, and most of the girls mar ried into military, he said. My grandmother, at one time, had 11 grandchildren in the military. Henry served three overseas tours of duty, including the Gulf War. He earned a number of decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. He was offered early retirement in 1994 after 16 years in the military and returned to West Orange County to join the ranks of civilian life. Henry and his wife, Patricia, live in Winter Garden, and they have three children. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORWinter Garden soon will be getting 85,000 square feet of new commercial, office, retail and restaurant space. Land has been cleared for the Gardenia Plaza project which will be known as West Market at 1410 W. Colonial Drive. The near ly 18.25-acre property is located south of West Colonial Drive, west of South Park Avenue and north of Sand Lime Road. Orange County property records show that Gardenia Plaza LLC bought the property in May 2016 for $2.1 million. Orlando-based Epic Development Group, Winter Garden-based M. Maciel & Associates LLC and Orlando-based D&D Construction Services Inc. are preparing to break ground. The new plaza will have two large retail buildings on the south side of the property one being about 25,000 square feet and the other 30,000 square feet. Gardenia Plaza LLC also has been approved to build four outparcel buildings along West Colonial Drive, totaling 27,600 square feet of restaurants and retail space. It also is set to include 472 parking spaces. Additionally, another lot at the northwest corner of the property has been earmarked by the site plan as future development. The intent of the West Market design standards is to create and maintain a positive ambiance and identity by providing for architectural and site design treatments that will enhance and improve upon the typical appearance of a retail shopping center, according to city documents. Although West Market will be a grocery-anchored shopping plaza, no grocer tenant has been announced. However, documents from commercial leasing agency BishopBeale show that McAlisters Deli has signed on for one of the restaurant spaces. This will be the third McAlisters location in the greater Orlando area, and it will be one of two drivethru restaurants on the property. The deli will be about 4,400 square feet. In addition to McAlisters, site plans also indicated a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill and a Goodwill.West Market to add grocer, deli, Dairy QueenThe project will be located at the southwest corner of West Colonial Drive and South Park Avenue.Melvin Henry takes VFW helm Courtesy photoMelvin Henry originally shared this photo with the West Orange Times & Observer shortly after U.S. Army Gen. Norman Schwarz kopfs death in 2012. When a cease re was called in February 1991, Henry (at right on military vehicle) was on assignment to secure the area near the oil wells when Schwarzkopf and Iraq President Saddam Hussein (both standing in center) met for a news conference. Henry told the Times: We were prepared for anything.The new commander of West Orange Post 4305 is the rst black person elected to the position.Amy Quesinberry
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To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com.WEST ORANGE TIMES & 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights 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 LivingBollhoefer explained the five big ideas behind the plan. One idea (of the plan) was to have one Winter Garden and not have a divided community, he said. A lot of times, people always felt like there was Winter Garden and east Winter Garden. The second big idea was (to) increase home ownership and housing options within the community. Another (idea) was to improve health, recreation, safety and security. Bollhoefer added the other two ideas are to create new destinations within walking and biking distance of homes in the community and provide continued support for initiatives presently underway. Karl McKenzie, president of the East Winter Garden Community Development Corporation, attended the meeting to show support for the plan and read a letter thanking city leaders for their decision to move forward with it. The East Winter Garden Community Development Corporation is totally excited about tonights meeting to approve the proposed plan for east Winter Garden, McKenzie said. The development of this community has been the primary focus of the (East Winter Garden Community Development Corporation) for more than a decade. City leaders also voted to pur chase three lakefront parcels along Lake Apopka for $1.6 million. The three parcels are located at 628 N. Lakeview Ave., 712 N. Lakeview Ave. and 117 W. Division St. The parcels are adjacent to one another and lie between Newton Park and Bradford Park. Purchasing the three parcels creates an opportunity for the city to connect the two existing parks into a large lakefront park. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rst reading of an ordinance that makes interim adjustments to the current scal year budget. A total of $3,982,174 will be appropriated toward various infrastructure and improvement projects and equipment. City leaders approved two rezoning ordinances. Ordinance 18-20 rezones a 0.26-acre parcel located at 42 E. Smith St. from R-2 residential district to C-3 professional oce district. Ordinance 18-21 pertains to a 3.32-acre property generally located at 205 Windermere Road. The ordinance rezones the property from R-1 singlefamily residential district to Planned Unit Development to allow for Southwest Aquat ics currently housed on the property to expand by adding an 11,700-square-foot indoor pool facility and oce. Commissioners voted to renew an existing interlocal agreement with the town of Windermere for providing police dispatch services. Commissioners approved the purchase land for rights of way at the northwest and northeast corners of the Windermere/ Roberson roundabout. The cost of the northwest property which measures about 12,322 square feet is $187,330 and includes $15,000 for legal fees. The northeast property measures about 6,791 square feet and cost $116,115, which includes a $2,500 realty fee.Their courage nerves a thousand living men Several West Orange communities honored those who gave their lives while serving their country. The city of Winter Garden held its 26th annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 28. Par ticipants dressed in uniform, and the attendees in red, white and blue, for the patriotic morning of prayer, songs and speeches. The names of the 26 war dead from Winter Garden that are etched on the granite memorial were read, and representatives from American Legion Post 63, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 2165, Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, Winter Garden Lions Club and VFW Post 4305 placed wreaths at the foot of the monument. The city of Ocoee remembered and honored those who fought and gave their lives for our nations freedom with a Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, May 25. Held at Bill Breeze Park, the ceremony included a speech from Ocoee High junior Cadet Captain Damarius Maxwell, a member of the Air Force Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps. The Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard was on hand to present and post the colors, and Mayor Rusty Johnson and city commissioners read out the names of fallen Ocoee residents who fought for freedom. In Gotha, American flags flew at half-staff and the Orlando Concert Band played patriotic music as dozens of individuals gathered at Woodlawn Memorial Park for the 68th annual Woodlawn Memorial Day Service. The service is held to honor the military service men and women who were killed in the line of duty or who have passed away since their service, prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. ERIC GUTIERREZ, DANIELLE HENDRIX AND AMY QUESINBERRY Former Winter Garden City Commissioner Theo Graham has served as master of ceremonies at the Memorial Day ceremony for 26 years. Ocoee High junior Cadet Captain Damarius Maxwell, a member of the Air Force Junior Ocer Reserve Training Corps, was the keynote speaker at Ocoees ceremony. Members of the Orange County Sheris Oce Honor Guard red shots for a rie volley as part of Woodlawns memorial service. Members of the Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard carefully raised the ag.Leaders endorse east Winter Garden plan ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 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 274108 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORAs the popularity of Airbnb and similar sites continues to grow, Orange County commissioners examined how they should approach its increasing usage. Airbnb is a company that oper ates an online marketplace for people wanting to rent out their entire homes, spare rooms or guest beds. According to a basic search on its site, there are 306 total listings in Orange County. However, some listings may no longer be active. With its increased popularity, we also have increasing concerns from the community, said Jennifer Moreau, an assistant manager in the countys zoning department. You essentially have what is a commercial use in a residential neighborhood, which can cause additional issues, including park ing, noise, garbage. In a work session held during the May 22 Orange County Board of Commissioners meeting, Moreau provided commissioners with a refresher on the countys existing rules on short-term rentals.EXISTING RULESAs currently written, Orange Countys code on short-term rentals some of which dates back to 1957 only refers to traditional hotels, time-shares and motels, Moreau said. Short-term rentals are defined as 180 days or fewer and are strictly confined to commercial or industrially zoned areas. The code also contains language pertaining to B&Bs, homestays and inns, which are permitted by right or special exception in agricultural, residential multifamily and commercial areas. In addition, the countys code permits transient rentals in a single-family home, so long as the home is located within an R-3 (multifamily) zoned area and the rental is fewer than 30 days. However, even if one meets all the zoning requirements to host a short-term rental, one still needs to abide by any applicable HOA rules, and Airbnb is not permitted if your HOA has rules against it. And even if youre in the clear, there are still some other legal requirements for hosting shortterm rentals. Assuming you meet the zoning requirements and you meet any HOA requirements, there are also other requirements you would need to meet in order to be allowed by code, Moreau said. You would need to pull a business tax receipt, possibly obtain a use permit meet state lodging regulations, pay your hotel/motel tax, and then address any building or fire code requirements.PROS AND CONSDuring her presentation, Moreau pointed out the pros and cons of Airbnb, as well as possible community concerns. There are also public safety concerns with high turnover in neighborhoods, which can affect the character and stability of neighborhoods, she said. Theres also a potential lack of investment. Absentee landlords are generally presumed to be less diligent about routine maintenance than owneroccupied (homes). And theres also the competition to traditional hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Despite the potential disruption to the traditional hotel industry, Moreau added that Airbnb can help Orange County homeowners who may struggle to pay their mortgage. But she also highlighted the link between short-term rentals and affordable housing, explaining that residential properties pur chased for later use as short-term rentals lead to housing shortages and thus exacerbate the countys affordable-housing problem. Theres actually two sides to this coin, Moreau said. On the one side, it can assist homeowners with offsetting homeowner ship costs, especially in regard to hosted rentals. On the other side of that, you have investors (who) are specifically buying up residential properties with the intent of using them for commercial uses as short-term rentals. So decreasing the longterm housing stock can then contribute to an increase in housing and rental prices.AIRBNB COMPLAINTSThe county decided to review its rules on short-term rentals after a couple requested the county to allow short-term hosted rentals in residential neighborhoods, Moreau added. The couple, which had been unaware of the existing shortterm rental rules, received an anonymous code enforcement complaint in December 2017. In the past two years, the countys Code Enforcement Board has received about 75 complaints regarding Airbnb use. This is out of the 26,000 total complaints the CEB received in 2017 alone, Moreau said. Following a lengthy discussion, county commissioners ultimately agreed via consensus to revisit the issue after observing how things play out in Orlando, which approved new rules in February allowing short-term rentals in all residential neighborhoods. Orlandos new ordinance becomes effective July 1. I think that Id like to see some lessons learned with how it plays out in the city of Orlando, said Betsy VanderLey, the Orange County District 1 Commissioner. There are some items that if we moved forward, I would want to require some of the sexual predator language and some other things like that to protect guests. We certainly dont want to go on the map, nationally, for some kind of a debacle there, she said. But having said that, I do think that less regulation might be more in this particular case, because if we get too sophisticated and too tricky in our ordinance we could tee law-abiding citizens up to be not law-abiding citizens because of the level of ordinance that they might have to comply with. You know, these folks are citizens, they dont have compliance divisions to handle this.With its increased popularity, we also have increasing concerns from the community. You essentially have what is a commercial use in a residential neighborhood, which can cause additional issues, including parking, noise, garbage. Jennifer Moreau, Orange County zoning departmentCounty leaders discuss update to short-term rental rulesOrange County commissioners discussed whether or not to overhaul the current ordinance on short-term rentals in light of the growing popularity of Airbnb.
6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 PresentsSaturday, November 10, 2018 6:00 9:00 PM At the Pines at Windermere Creative Outdoor Dining to Benefit Matthews Hopee most creative table will win the coveted Best Dressed Table Trophy. 10% off table reservations and partner ships reserved before July 1st. 50% non-refundable deposit required. MC for the evening Scott Maxwell Entertainment for the evening Dueling PianosFor more information and/or to reserve your table visit: www.matthewshopeministries.org/Annual-Garden-Party www.facebook.com/matthewshopeministries or call 407-905-9500 275865 Step Inside 28 W Plant Street Historic Winter Garden Trivia Tuesday at 7pm Live Music Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm Friday and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 12:30pm www.th eatticdoorlive.com rfnt Retirement: Ready or not. Ready is better. Bruce Young, CFP, CRPCFinancial Advisor.17301 Pagonia Road Ste 100 Clermont, FL 34711 407-654-4915 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jo BarshBruce Young GABBY BAQUERONEW EDITORDuring the West Orange Chamber of Commerces 2018 Mayoral Update Luncheon, local leaders informed attendees of the latest projects being pursued in their individual municipalities. The luncheon, held May 23 at Tanner Hall in Winter Garden, provided attendees the chance to learn more about long-term projects and ask questions about relevant issues and developments. Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Winter Garden Mayor John Rees each offered brief summaries on ongoing projects and future goals and later took questions from the audience members.OAKLANDWhen asked to provide a short explanation of the most impor tant projects going on in Oakland, Stark pointed to the towns goal to replace its septic tanks with a new centralized sewer system that is expected to cost millions to fund and years to fully install. Stark also mentioned the towns plan to update its architectural design guidelines and create a mobility master plan and transportation network to handle the growth the town anticipates the future may bring. We are in the midst of a design guideline update, and we have placed a moratorium on any building until July at the earliest, so that we can update our design guidelines to make sure that we are continually growing in a way that really reflects the heritage and the traditions of our small town, she said. Stark also emphasized an upcoming town project for an Oak land cultural building known as the Oakland Arts and History Center, which will be built on the West Orange Trail.OCOEEJohnson presented a video that showed a visual overview of the major projects being pursued as part of the citys $45 million initiative to revitalize its downtown area. Johnson also shared the city has seen an influx of quality residential projects come in on the north side of the city that are either under construction or set to begin construction soon.ORANGE COUNTYJacobs spoke about Provision Healthcare LLC, and its move to build a proton therapy center and several medical office buildings in the Hamlin community. Jacobs also highlighted a service being offered to Orange County residents in light of the endless gun violence plaguing the nation. With all of the school shootings that weve seen and all the mass tragedies that weve seen almost all of them taking place at the hands of a mentally ill or young people, she said. We just introduced in Orange County in the last year Mobile Crisis Service. This is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any parent, teacher, or law-enforcement (officer) and anyone in Orange County who comes into contact with a young person they think might be suicidal or dangerous.WINTER GARDENRees emphasized that Winter Gar dens priority is to ensure the city receives quality development. Rees also shared the news that Tucker Ranch, which is being converted into a 209-acre park and with an organic farm that will produce fruits and veggies for the Winter Garden Farmers Market, is set to open in the fall. The mayor also mentioned the citys ongoing discussions to improve its recreational offerings and sports fields. Were considering doing a $20 million bond to expand and improve our Parks and Recreation Department, and included in that would be a Tanner Hall expansion, buying more property along the corridor here on Lake Apopka, Rees said. Were also talking with the Church of Christ about some fields they have in the back of their church so we can expand the number of soccer fields in our area. So were doing quite a bit with that.WINDERMEREAcknowledging the ongoing traf fic problems in Windermere, which is landlocked and experi ences cut-through traffic from the surrounding areas, Bruhn stressed the towns efforts to pursue road improvement projects and cooperate with the city of Ocoee and Orange County on potential road expansion projects to increase connectivity and traffic flow. Bruhn also remarked on the towns priority of protecting and preserving the quality of its lakes, as well as a new utilities expan sion initiative that will explore the feasibility of retrofitting the town for water, wastewater and under ground electric. I firmly believe that cities and towns are just like a home youve got to maintain them and youve got to improve them, or pretty soon, nobody wants to live in them, Bruhn said. So I think thats what our goal is in West Orange: to just continue trying to improve our quality of life.Leaders provide project updates at luncheonMayors from Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden and Orange County spoke at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce event.Heritage foundation expanding footprint with covered courtyardAMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORThe small paved area between the Winter Garden Heritage Museum and the History Research & Education Center hasnt been considered much more than a basic walk-through for downtown Winter Garden. By fall, though, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is planning to unveil it as a rentable extension to Heller Hall to the immediate east. It also will create a fluid presence along downtown Plant Street. It more aesthetically joins the buildings, said WGHF Executive Director Cynthia Cardona. When folks rent Heller Hall, it allows us to also rent out this space. So, we can tout it as an indoor-outdoor venue. The 864-square-foot open space will have a flat roof, brick columns, brick pavers, ceiling fans and lighting. F.W. Chase Enterprises, of Windermere, is the project contractor. There will be no seating, Car dona said, but tables and chairs are available and can be set up. Those renting can also string their own lighting for extra effect during their event. People rented out the courtyard occasionally, but they had to provide their own tenting, and it just wasnt aesthetically pleasing, Cardona said. This project has been in the works since the history and research center opened in January 2015. As soon as people saw the fence go up, they started calling, wanting to know when it would be finished so they could book it, Cardona said. Construction is slated for completion at the end of summer. In the meantime, Heller Hall still is available for rentals. The space, at 1,248 square feet, can seat up to 70 people. It doesnt impact any of our rentals that are already booked or are being booked in the future, she said. But eventually it will add to the space. She stressed that the courtyard and Heller Hall are still intended for intimate groups. The heritage foundation typically rents out the space for bridal and baby show ers, birthday parties, corporate meetings and small church functions. An average of 45 events are held there each year. Cardona said the WGHF is using funds that were left over from the capital campaign for the construction of the History Research & Education Center. Naming opportunities still are available. For donation or rental information, visit wghf.org or call (407) 656-3244. Courtesy of Farmer ArchitectureThe Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is creating a covered courtyard area between the museum and research center so it can extend its rentals outside. The caboose was not included in the rendering but will remain in its current location.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 7 WINDOWS & PATIO DOORS*To TruScene Insect ScreensFOR ONE YEAR* plus andMoney Down Payments Interest 40 7-734 -297 1FREE In-Home Consultation & Quote or visit us online: RBAFLA.com Only available with select window styles. *LIMITED TIME OFFER. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Save 20% on replacement windows and patio doors when you purchase 3 (three) or more windows and/or doors in the same project. No money down, No payments, No interest for 12 (twelve) months available to well-qualified buyers on approved credit. Any finance terms advertised are estimates only. All financing is provided by third-party lenders. Offer not available in all areas. See sales associate for complete details. License number available upon request. Renewal by Andersen and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corp. 2017 Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida. We replaced our 40 plus year old windows 2 days ago with beautiful windows Shari Lewis of Central FL 274118 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORFourteen After School Zone teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida tried to persuade the judges in the fourth annual Young Entrepreneurial Shark Tank competition and the Ocoee Middle School students were selected the winners. On the winning team from OMS were Jayden Currence, Maryah Jimenez,Maiya DeCruiz,Jack Arnett, Brandon Bahadur,Terek Bahadur,Rayne City, Hayley Maltba,Nia Carter and Kylie Jones. Two other West Orange County middle schools participated, as well: SunRidge and Lakeview. The 14 contenders were challenged to come up with a proto type product and submit a video to promote it. Judges narrowed the entries down to the top seven, and each of them had to pitch their idea in front of the judges. The other seven teams set up a display at the competition, so all 14 products were showcased. The event was held at Nova Southeastern University Orlando Campus The Eco-Pop was described as a delicious lollipop with a biodegradable stick containing seeds, which can be used to grow the fruit of the lollipops flavor. Students had to produce prototypes of their products, so the Ocoee students created the sticks complete with seeds on a 3D printer. The candy portion was made with molds and then added to the stick to offer an edible product. Participants had to give a threeto five-minute PowerPoint presentation, which was followed by questions from the judges, similar to the Shark Tank television show. They very clearly stated the problem of all the waste that is produced by food wrapping, and the judges found this very per suasive, said Michelle Ramos, assistant director of middle school programs for Boys & Girls Club Programs of Central Florida. Plus, it was a super clever idea that the sticks were not only biodegradable but would actually produce. And they were mindful that the seeds coordinated with the flavor. In addition to Ocoee, West Orange schools Lakeview and SunRidge also made it to the top positions to pitch to the judges. Lakev iews company name was Virtual Life Industries, and the focus was virtual wear. The students created a full-immersion bodysuit for video-game players so they could feel the impact of the sports game or racing game, Ramos said. SunRidges idea was Trends with Friends, a talk show for kids that emphasized appropriateness for school-age use. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida After-School Zone receives funding from Orange County Gov ernment. Young entrepreneurs win with Eco-PopCourtesy photo The winning team includes Jayden Currence, Maryah Jimenez, Maiya DeCruiz, Jack Arnett, Brandon Bahadur, Terek Bahadur, Rayne City, Hayley Maltba, Nia Carter and Kylie Jones. The lollipop with seeds in the biodegradable stick beat out other creative entries, such as Trends with Friends, a talk show for kids, and the Smarttle, a water bottle equipped with speakers, Bluetooth and a ashlight.
8 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 Pat Sharr Realty 407-656-7947 MultiMillion Dollar Producer www.patsharr.com PAT SHARRBroker/Owner firstname.lastname@example.org BUYING A HOME? SELLING YOUR HOME? MICHAEL LOWERYSales Associate email@example.com WE DONT CHARGE TRANSACTION FEES! CALL US TODAY! A PLACE TO CALL HOME!!!***LAKEFRONT*** DOCK***SCREENED POOL*** NO HOA*** Take a look at this home that features 3 Bdrms.2 Ba. Living room, dining area, eat-in kitchen, family room, brick wood burning fireplace,screened pool and scenic views of the lake!!! This home is just minutes away from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN with the many restaurants, specialty shops and FARMERS MARKET on Saturdays!!! Step into this home and relive the good ole days of when this home was built in 1961. Living room features the corner brick fireplace, entertain in uncrowded comfort in the spacious dining area. 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Privacy fenced back yard privacy without isolation. Make your appointment today!!! Asking $375,000 Look Like or Be Like Your Dad CONTESTShow Us or Tell Us why you want to be like your dadSubmit a photo and/or letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/wotimes byMonday, June 11 at 4PMMust include name, dads name, contact number and email address. 720 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-656-2121500 S. Dillard St Winter Garden, Fl 34787(407) 656-2593 Hours: M-F 6-7:30, Sat 6-7, Sun 6-6 8 additional locations in Central Florida2763001607 S Orlando Ave Maitland, Fl 32751(407) 645-3366We go the Extra Mile for our customers Win a Traeger Grilling package worth over $1000.00 SPONSORED BY #extramiledads feet of space makes the Winter Garden location the largest of the roughly 300 gymnastics facilities in the state, Arthur said. Gymnastics USA has provided mostly recreational and lowerlevel competitive gymnastics in the past but is now able to offer the sport on the elite level. The Arthurs purchased all of the gymnastics equipment used solely for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. Its brand-new equipment, only used once by the highest-lev el gymnasts in the world, Zander Arthur said. We bought all the mens and womens equipment and had it shipped down here. I called up there, and they were packing it up, and I said, Hey, instead of sending it back to the warehouse, why dont you send it down here? Thats a really big deal to have the very high-level equipment, because its very hard to come by, he said. Its very expensive. So many gyms have equipment that is about a decade old. The brothers are expanding the Ninja Kids program, where students learn how to act like a ninja. Zander Arthur explained the classes as a mix of gymnastics, martial arts and parkour. He and his brother designed the program and license it to nearly 100 gymnastics programs in the country, he said. Ninja Kids Extreme will operate much like the American Ninja Warrior obstacle-course televi sion show along the north end of the building. A Stunt Camp allows par ticipants to learn the stunt actor trade, including how to stage falls and fight scenes and how to fly by wire. The existing Aerial Silks program is growing, too. Zander Arthur said they are adding more ceiling-mounted acrobatic silks in the back area. To accommodate the extra space and the growing membership, about 30 additional staff members have been hired. Zander Arthur currently is designing and leading a fully comprehensive national curriculum certification program. He has trained with nationally known gymnastics coaches such as Kim Zmeskal, Liang Chow (coach of Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson) and Yin Alvarez. He has also worked with gymnasts such as Simone Biles, Ragan Smith and Jake Dalton. Additionally, Zander Arthur will coach a new elite team. IF YOU GOGYMNASTICS USA GRAND REOPENING WHEN: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 WHERE: 13175 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden DETAILS: Gymnasts and citizens curious about the gym can try out the new training center and enjoy local vendors, games, food, prizes and raes. PHONE: (407) 6148361 EMAIL: admin-wg@ gymnasticsusa.us WEBSITE: gymnasticsusa.usGymnastics USA unveils expansionAmy QuesinberryFounders Zander Arthur, left, and Austin Arthur are celebrating the expansion of Gymnastics USA. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 9 End of an era Both cheers and tears were shared at the West Orange High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018, held May 29 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Hundreds of graduating seniors crossed the stage to receive their diploma and left as Warrior alumni. GABBY BAQUERO Ignatius Paulson and Zach Pellegrino. Right: Madeline Manwaring, Grace Gregorie, Erin Rogers and Alex del Valle. Chelsea Rivera, Terin Philip, and Alexis Robinson stopped for a quick photo before exiting the center to meet with friends and family. Julie Castillo and Hailey Borgman. Above: West Orange High School held its graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 29, at the away Center in downtown Orlando. Left: Haylee Carr and Emmanuel Gonzalez. After descending the stairs, West Orange alumni stopped for quick photos with their new diplomas. Kye Itani, Jayson Irizarry and Devon Lang enjoyed the ceremony.
10 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 274029 Proudly Sponsors... 274009 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: Contests@OrangeObserver.com PETOF THE WEEK Where are we going? Fifty-two Foundation Academy seniors took their nal walk across the gymnasium stage Thursday, May 24, in the Class of 2018 commencement exercises. The ceremony included speeches by valedictorian Jade Browne and salutatorians Julia Eazer and Joshua Zigan, as well as remarks by Dr. David Hoag, president of Warner University. Legacy Lions were recognized for their 13 years of education at Foundation Academy. The ve who attended from kindergarten through graduation are Kenneth Ames, Sachin Bire, Browne, Connor Carson and Macey Wise. AMY QUESINBERRYFoundation Academy senior class marks graduationValedictorian Jade Browne spoke to the Class of 2018. Tradition called for teachers to line the hallway and congratulate seniors during a walkout prior to graduation.Thirty-seven seniors celebrate commencement at Legacy HighThe gym at Legacy High School in Ocoee was packed the afternoon of May 26 for the schools graduation ceremony. Faculty, family and friends crowded into the gymnasium to celebrate the achievements of 37 graduates from the charter high school. The Class of 2018 was greeted by school CEO Crystal Yoakum, before hearing the graduation address from Michael Harris, a 2016 graduate. Salutatorians Michael Benedict and Jack Morrison and valedictorian Chris Lamprecht also spoke. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Tomas Perez, Dean Smith, Zachary Turay, Jalen Collins-Swift and Ty Ballant were pumped up to graduate. ONLINESee more graduation photos at OrangeObserver.com Chris Lamprecht was Legacy Highs valedictorian. Faith Salvador was the Senior Class vice president at Legacy High.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 11 A tribute to Pops most legendary performers, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles. Just Us Orlando Productions presents Cirque e Musica Legends featuring performers from Disney, Universal, Sea World and Broadway to keep you entertained with their great Vocals, Dance, and Acrobatic performances accompanied by the Award Winning Solid State Band. The second half of our show is a live tribute to The Beatles performed by one of the most amazing Beatles tribute bands in the business, The Jukebox, from Puerto Rico. This band has thrilled audiences all over the world with their note-perfect renditions of Beatles songs. Now See Them Live! Cirque e Musica Legends is an amazing one of a kind show that will keep your feet tapping and your mind reminiscing.Our low price includes: Delicious Buet 90 Minute Show Dancing After Show Cast Meet & Greet Unlimited Soft Drinks Coee Station 1st Beer, Wine or Cocktail Our Delicious Menu: Garden Salad Prime Rib with Au Jus Herbed Baked Chicken Eggplant Parmesan Seasoned Vegetables, Herbed Rice Macaroni & Cheese Bread & Butter, Dessert FRIDAY, JUNE 8THBUFFET 6:00 SHOWTIME 7:30SUNDAY, JUNE 10THBUFFET 12:30 SHOWTIME 2:00SUNDAY, JUNE 10THBUFFET 5:30 SHOWTIME 7:00 SHOW DATES, TIMES & PRICES Get your tickets on line at www.ShowcaseWG.com Showcase Winter Garden, 12100 W Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL For more information all 407-347-9914 or email showcaseWG@gmail.com275550Advance Online Tickets Single Ticket $49.95 + tax Groups of 8 or more and children under 12 yrs $44.95 + tax Use discount code: Observer for an additional online discount of $3. At the door Single ticket $52.00 + tax Groups of 8 or more and children under 12 yrs $47.00 + tax 275429 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 Steven J. Sober, DMDGeneral Family Dentistry www.stevensoberdmd.comServing the West Orange & East Lake County Area Residents for 32 years!Accepting new patients Hours: M-Th 8-5, F 8-1213330 W. Colonial Dr, Suite 120 Winter Garden, FL 34787 Daniels Rd. Dillard St.Located in the Windtree Professional Center (Behind KFC) Windtree Professional Center 50/Colonial Dr KFC Wendys We offer individualized care in a relaxed unhurried environment. Our focus has always been on the quality of your dental treatment to insure the best possible outcome for the long term. 407-877-6666Network provider for Delta Dental, MetLife, CIGNA, Aetna, BC/ BS, Florida Combined Life, Humana, United Healthcare, & Dentemax PPOs. Financing offered through Care Credit. Most major Insurances Accepted.273914 Ocoee police foster family fun at community picnic Families were invited to join in the games and activities hosted by the Ocoee Police Department on Saturday, May 19, at Freedom Park for the departments ninth annual community picnic. Children enjoyed racing around in miniature electric cars, getting their faces painted in elaborate designs, watching a balloon artist craft animals, owers and swords, hopping around a bounce house, taking tours of an Ocoee police re truck and dancing around to a live DJs hip tunes. GABBY BAQUERO Braxton Jones and Megan Ortiz from GameTime in Ocoee came out to join the festivities. Left: Children from Victory Martial Arts Ocoee frolic and dance to the DJs music. Trevor Davies, 4, and Yaanisa and Yaadele Minnis enjoyed their hardearned frozen beverages. Godric Marc, 2, sported his fresh face-paint of a Florida alligator while in the arms of his mother, Violine Marc. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com
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Each member of 100 Women Strong contributes $1,100 annually, and together, they research local source problems and devise a plan to solve them. The goal is to find the root cause of problems local women and children are dealing with and then focus on a lasting solution. Rather than throwing money at a symptom, Hartog said, the women in the giving circle put their heads together to analyze the best possible solution. We vote on our area of focus and then have a research team and a grants team do the research on the root cause and the project we want to sup port, said Hartog, 100 Women Strongs co-chair. We work with experts in the community and different nonprofits. Were about collaborating with the community, working with the experts and figuring out, How do we fix it? Hartog got involved with 100 Women Strong about twoand-one-half years ago and met her co-chair, Desai, when she joined shortly after. Har tog is the co-founder and CEO of Community Seal, and Desai is the president at Schulman & Company. Were both fairly new to the organization, but when we joined the woman who had started it had moved away from Central Florida and after that the membership had waned, so they were down to about 17 members when I joined, Hartog said. We got ourselves organized when I joined and Avani became my co-chair after she joined and we started doing some recruiting. Our goal is to get back up to 100 women, and were about up to 70. Weve been doing a lot of growing and making sure that we have things for everyone networking events, our award ceremonies, several teams people can join but at our core we look for source problems in the community.CIRCLE OF SECURITYFor the last two years, 100 Women Strong has focused its efforts on early-childhood education. The project Circle of Security focuses on positively affecting the social and emo tional development of children ages 3 to 5 who live in or come from high-risk situations. One of the statistics that drove the group to focus on this was when it found out how many children are being expelled from preschool, Har tog said. In high-trauma areas the preschool expulsion rate is actually higher than in middle and high schools. Additionally, according to the Early Learning Coalition in Orange County, 45% of local children are not socially or emotionally ready for kindergarten. Its really just how they deal with stress, and how they inter act with their peers and adults in their lives is not healthy and certainly not preparing them for kindergarten, she said. That affects their reading scores (and eventually) graduation rates. We focused on private preschools in the Pine Hills area, because its considered a high-trauma area. Kids who have been through trauma, its difficult for them to be emotionally ready for school. The project focuses on building relationships so that a child in a teachers care will feel safe and secure to explore and come ready to learn. It revolves around finding the root cause of negative behavior what the childs needs are and how they can be met. The teachers have a better way of understanding the children and their needs and why theyre behaving the way they are, Hartog said. The environment these kids grow up in is not a very safe and secure one, so learning their ABCs is the last thing on their mind.PERFECT PARTNERSAs a whole, 100 Women Strong is always looking for and researching ways to help the community. Grants are awarded based on the members voting on the projects they feel are most pressing. For Hartog and Desai, being co-chairs and keeping the circle going has been one of the most rewarding experiences. Their skill sets balance each other perfectly. While Hartog said she is more about structure and meeting the needs of the circles members, Desai is connected in the community and has a knack for social media, outreach and networking. Its been terrific because we live close to each other, work well together and have developed a respect and friendship out of it as well, Hartog said. The whole leadership team has really rolled up their sleeves and jumped in and weve been thrilled and honored at how far weve come in the last year.REAL BLACK TIEProblem-solversWindermere residents Avani Desai and Leslie Hartog are co-chairs of local giving circle 100 Women Strong, a Central Florida Foundation initiative. GET INVOLVEDFor more information about 100 Women Strong, visit cound.org/explore/100_ women_strong or nd the giving circle on Facebook at facebook.com/100women strongorlando. Courtesy photoWindermere residents Leslie Hartog, left, and Avani Desai are co-chairs of the Central Florida Foundation giving circle 100 Women Strong.
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Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando provides services to stabilize individuals and families in crisis. It also works to enhance the quality of life across generations to all members of the Central Florida community. How long has JFS Orlando been in operation? We were incorporated in 1978, and we have a whole list of programs we offer to clients, individuals and families in need in Central Florida, said JFS Orlando Executive Director Eric Geboff. This organization was started by the Jewish community 40 years ago. However today, (more than) 94% or 95% of our clients are not Jewish. How has JFS Orlando impacted the community? We focus on four areas: hunger, aging/end of life, mental and emotional stability and homelessness prevention, Geboff said. We have several programs that fall underneath each category. We (have provided) more than 1.6 million meals and have offered more than $2 million in financial assistance to help those in need with mortgage and utilities to get them through to the next month. It really does impact the community in a positive way, so theres lots of successful programs we offer. What is significant this year for the JFS Orlando community? Were celebrating our 40th anniversary, Geboff said. When we look just year to year and see that we impact the lives of 10,000 people every year, it tells us that were doing the right thing. That gives our board and volunteers a really good feeling about what were doing and how weve been doing it, because the need continues to grow and we know that. What sets JFS Orlando aside from other similar organizations? Whats cool about us is we provide a holistic approach to serving people, Geboff said. People tend to have multiple issues theyre dealing with at the same time and with the four areas (we focus on), they tend to impact everyone who walks into our office. We feel pretty good about what weve been doing, and were creating new partnerships every day to help our clients and their clients lead better lives. What upcoming events should JFS supporters keep on their calendar? To keep up to date with upcoming events, including JFS gala, visit jfsorlando.org/jfs-events. How can someone get involved? Certainly call our office or go online, said Development Director Rosie Miller. We (also) certainly have lots of items that need to get repaired on our building. If someone would like to get involved on one of our committees, thats great, too. Visit JFS website at jfsorlando. org or call (407) 644-7593.JFS OrlandoCausing an Eect is a monthly feature that introduces a charity or philanthropic organization and highlights its impact on the local community. If you would like to be featured in a future Causing an Eect, contact Black Tie Editor Danielle Hendrix at email@example.com.This months featured nonprofit is the Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando. JFS Orlando is a humanservices organization that reaches thousands of people in the Central Florida each year and offers various programs, services and resources to help stabilize families, attack hunger and homelessness and more. JFS currently is celebrating its 40th anniversary of making an impact on the Central Florida community. CAUSING AN EFFECTCourtesy photoJFS Orlando recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala. As you pack your suitcases for all your worldly travels, be sure to put in a copy of the West Orange Times & Observer or Windermere Observer. All entries will be entered into our ongoing Travelin Times contest. Entering is easy! Once you nd an interesting background, feature your weekly newspaper in a high-quality photo and email it to Community Editor Amy Quesinberry at AmyQ@orangeobserver.com. You can also mail or drop o the photo: Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden 34787. Emailed photos should be at least 200 dpi. Include the names of everyone in the photo, where it was taken and a phone number where the editor can reach you. AMY QUESINBERRY TRAVELIN TIMESTake us with you! TRAVELIN TIMESLinda Davis, Rhonda Fisher and Lou Davis took the West Orange Times on a trip to Halifax, Canada.
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Scott, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, but above all else, spending time with his grandchildren. Scott attended Winter Garden Elementary and Dillard Street Elementary. Scott attended Lakeview High School prior to beginning his long-term career with the city of Orlando, from which he retired in 2001. Scott made his home in Winter Garden, Florida, where he raised his children, Leanne Michelle Topping and Cheryl Lynn Topping. Scott departed our earthly world on May 15, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. Scott is survived by his beloved daughters, Leanne and Cheryl (Joe); brothers, Kirk Alexander (Cathy), of Williamsburg, Vir ginia, Mark Alexander, of Palm Coast, Florida, Peter Alexander (Patricia), of Winter Garden; and sister, Sharlene Cobia, of Bonifay, Florida; grandchildren, Zoe Austin, Christopher Austin, Alyssa Bledsoe and Katlynn Shoue, Seth Palmer, Keith Palmer and Scott Palmer; great-grandson, Terry Sher man. Scott is also survived by his nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews and great-great-nephews. Scott was predeceased in death by his father, Arthur Topping; mother, Muriel Topping; brother-in-law, Gary Cobia; grandparents, Mary and Leo Topping and Joshua and Gladys Porter; and last, but not least, his beloved dog, Bullet. Service arrangements entrusted to Collison-Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787. Services will be held in the chapel of Collison-Carey Hand on Saturday, June 2, 2018, with visitation hours starting at 10 a.m. and service immediately following at 11 a.m. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIESNORMA P. BARROWS, 93, of Oakland, died May 18, 2018. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg. OLIVIA BALES, 26, died May 21, 2018. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. GERALD JER BROADHURST JR., 75, of Clermont, died May 21, 2018. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont. RUTH AMELIA TRIMM BROWN, 96, of Ocoee, died May 23, 2018. 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Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL (Open House) 276316 PUBLIC NOTICENotice is hereby given that public hearings will be held by the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida, on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 401 Park Avenue, South, to consider the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 58 LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE III, ZONING SO AS TO ADOPT NEW ZONING REGULATIONS CHANGING THE PERMITTED, CONDITIONAL AND PROHIBITED USES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS WITHIN THE CITY BY ADOPTING A NEW MEDICAL ARTS ZONING DISTRICT AND AMENDING THE MULTI-FAMILY (R-3) DISTRICT AND PARKING LOT (PL) DISTRICT AS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES DOCUMENT, DATED APRIL 24, 2017; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Additional information is available on the Citys website at www.cityofwinterpark.org so that citizens may acquaint themselves with each issue. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (F.S. 286.0105) Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerks ofce (407-599-3277) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. /s/ Cynthia S. Bonham, City Clerk, MMC 276318 276282Scott Dillon 5/27/58-5/30/15 Our loss is profound Our love unfailing Our remembrance wholehearted Rainbows give us peace Forever in our hearts, Your family 1575 MAGUIRE RD.(1 BLK. 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The ribboncutting ceremony was the culmination of months of work by third-graders to get the friendship benches for the playground. The ceremony was held indoors because of recent rains, but that didnt stop the students enthusiasm at seeing the results of their hard work. Today is about celebrating friendships and celebrating good citizenship, Principal Pam Dwyer told the secondthrough fourthgraders gathered in the cafeteria. Special guests included friends in the community representatives of the Winter Garden Mason ic Lodge No. 165 F&AM, the town of Oakland and the school PTO. After members of the lodge unveiled the two benches, students read the Buddy Bench rules, performed a skit to demonstrate how the benches are to be used and had classmates recite the Buddy Bench pledge.COMMUNITY OUTREACHEach year, all the grades at OACS participate in a community outreach project. This years project, the Buddy Bench, was suggested several years ago by a parent who wanted to create a space to foster friendship and remove loneliness. The school connected with the Masonic Lodge through the par ents of former students, and the lodge provided a $1,200 grant that funded two benches. The PTO contributed $300. Students also held several fundraisers to help reach their goal. Throughout this year, we have had the opportunity to take part in receiving a grant and going through a process to adopt Buddy Benches at our school, said thirdgrade teacher April Krempasky. Our students have worked very hard in this process to educate other students and create a voice within the school in regard to location and styles. There are 536 students at the school, so the third-graders hosted an election process, campaigning and allowing the student body to vote on details such as the font and the image. The third-graders wrote per suasive letters about creating this friendship space and sent to them to various community leaders, including Dwyer, town of Oak land officials and principals at area schools. You will see that your action, whether alone or together, can make a difference, Dwyer said. (The Buddy Benches) are intended to foster a sense of community engagement and collaboration to be kind to your peerstoeliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the play ground, said Dr. Deidre Fontenot, a PTO board member. This initiative is intended to spread the message of inclusion and kindness. Krempasky said: The student engagement in the process was critical to its success.An infor mational and educational rollout (occurred) to invest students in understanding the purpose of the bench and how it works through classroom and assembly discussions. It is critical to get to kids excited about the process and how it works. It makes me so proud to know that this school is so full of students who want to be stewards of kindness and support, Dwyer said. The two benches one red, one blue will be placed near the playground.Oakland charter students to foster friendships with Buddy Benches BENCH RULES If you choose to sit on the bench, you must say yes to the rst friend who invites you to play or walk and talk. If you see a friend when you are sitting on the bench, invite them to play or walk and talk. Two friends sitting on the bench can turn to each other and invite each other to play or walk and talk.Amy QuesinberryThird-graders Isabella Brown-Soto, left, and Malcolm Jones, right, test out a Buddy Bench at Oakland Avenue Charter School. Behind them are third-graders Nicholas Fields, left, Marshall Warren, Ryelan Walker, Kenleigh Swindle, Gabriella Rosario, Arihanna Jones, Ryan McGinnis, Cyrus Medina and Avery Michels.
SPORTSMAY 31, 2018 Foundation Academys Grayson Wagner scored four touchdowns in the Lions spring football game. Page 18.1 The Ocoee football team scored two second-half touchdowns May 22 and defeated Evans High 16-0 in its spring football game. The game marked the debut of new coach Aaron Sheppard. More photos and a full recap are available at ObserverPreps.com.2 After failing to score a touchdown during its inaugural season, the Windermere football team scored a touchdown in its spring football game. Isaiah Jackson scored for the Wolverines on their opening drive May 24 against Holy Trinity. Windermere lost 41-21.3 West Orange High alumna Sabrina Stutsman is a sophomore for the Florida State softball team, which advanced to the Womens College World Series last weekend after defeating Louisiana State in a Super Regional. She will join former teammate Lauren Mathis in Oklahoma City, as Mathis and the Georgia Bulldogs also made the WCWS.4 The Winter Garden Squeeze will begin a fth season in the Florida Collegiate Summer League June 1 with a road game at Seminole County. The Squeeze will celebrate their homeopener June 2, hosting the Scorpions at 6 p.m. at West Orange High.5 The Dr. Phillips baseball team beat Lake Mary 6-3 May 22 in the FHSAA Class 9A, Region 1 Championship. With the win, the Panthers advanced to the Final Four for the rst time since 1996. DP will face Timber Creek in the state seminals at 4 p.m. June 1 at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers. HIGH5 Sustained excellenceWest Orange softball nished as state runner-up in Class 9A last week continuing a remarkable run for the program that has included two state championships, three trips to the Final Four and a regional nal appearance. STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORPerspective is a funny thing with sports. Take the West Orange soball team, for instance. From the outside, it might seem like a disappointment that the Warriors fell 7-0 to Davies Western High in the FHSAA Class 9A State Championship Game May 24 leaving West Orange one win short of a three-peat as state champs in 9A.Photos by Steven RyzewskiThird baseman Amanda Denis tagged out a runner for Timber Creek May 23 during the FHSAA Class 9A State Seminal.Thomas LightbodySEE PAGE 18 FANTASTIC FOUR SEASONS2015 An incredibly talented team for West Orange fell in extra innings to Hagerty in the regional nal, nishing the season with a record of 26-2.2016 The Warriors nish the mission and win the programs second state championship, losing just once and nishing 30-1.2017 West Orange repeats as state champion in Class 9A, compiling a record of 28-3.2018 The Warriors get hot at the right time, riding that hot streak to the state nal, where they nished as runners-up in 9A with a record of 24-8.OVERALL RECORD (2015-18): 108-14Left elder Cerynn Siemer caught a pop-out during the FHSAA Class 9A State Championship May 24.
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So, it wasnt a shock to the Florida softball community, at large, that West Orange was back in Vero Beach and play ing for another state title last Thursday, after beating Timber Creek 2-1 a day earlier in the state semifinal. But, Ill let you in on a little secret it was a bit of a surprise to them. We definitely were not expecting to be here, but it makes the season even better, senior outfielder Lexie Blair said. Its a sentiment head coach Todd LaNeave, who has guided the program through its unprecedented run these past few seasons, shared. Did I think we would be here? Not initially, LaNeave said. Thats just because we were still trying to figure things out. None of this is to say the War riors expected to be bad or that they had subpar players. Rather, there had been significant graduation turnover from the programs championship teams in 2016 and 2017. And even though the players coming up from junior varsity were undoubtedly talented, it is still hard to know what a player is capable of until she is playing in big-time varsity games. It was unclear to LaNeave and his staff where the offense would come from in a lineup that lacked big bats. West Orange struggled at points during the season, too. The Warriors were beat 10-0 in the second game of the season, were swept by district rival Apopka and their eight losses in 2018 is more than their losses from 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. Injuries ravaged the lineup and, at one point, a 20-athlete roster only had 13 girls available. Blair and LaNeave said it wasnt until just before the district tournament a tournament for which the Warriors were the No. 3 seed that things started to come together. Whats more, LaNeave had a heart attack in March that sidelined him for more than a month. That left Kelsey LaNeave Todd LaLeaves daughter and lead assistant coach to guide the team while also being con cerned about her fathers wellbeing. Despite all of that, the War riors ended up back within one game of a championship. Seen through that lens through that perspective the girls for West Orange were not hanging their heads for long. Its disappointing for about two minutes but its not disappointing to be here (in the state final), LaNeave said. To be standing here after a state final, Im speechless this group was phenomenal this year, to be able to make a run like that. As someone who covers high-school sports, Ive always viewed state championships as fickle things strange things happen in single-elimination playoffs. Even within this run for the program at West Orange, the team that was arguably the most talented the Warriors 2015 team loaded with Division I recruits was the one that came up just short of making it to Vero Beach. As far as Im concerned, sus tained excellence is the true holy grail of high-school sports. And if you look at the past four years for West Orange regional runner-up, state champion, state champion and state runner-up its the dictionary definition of sustained excellence. And theres no reason to think itll slow down, either. We certainly dont take it for granted its pretty special, LaNeave said. Weve got something really special at West Orange softball, and Im hoping we can continue that. 2018 TEAMPLAYER YEAR POS Lauren Evans Jr. RHP Camryn Siemer So. UTIL Amanda Denis Jr. INF Lexie Blair Sr. OF Bryce Adkinson So. OF Riley Fromberg So. RHP Sarah Leach So. INF Sutton Janata Fr. UTIL Allison Sartini Jr. INF Landry Newgent Sr. LHP Morgan Carella Fr. OF Cerynn Siemer Sr. OF Lexi Mosur Sr. INF Caitlyn Salickram Jr. INF Hannah Silver Jr. C Cassie Rivard Jr. OF Lexi Scalzo Fr. INF Brenna Wise Jr. INF Courtney Barrieau Sr. C Julia Snien Sr. C Coaches: Todd LaNeave, Kelsey LaNeave, John Colbert, Jodi BaylesWarriors weathered adversityCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Had you ever scored four touchdowns in a single game? No I only scored two total touchdowns last year. It was a surprise for me. How would you assess the spring season, overall, for yourself and the team? Our offense was just moving. We had a lot of big plays that brought us down the field, and I got to be the lucky one to finish (the drives) out. We did a really good job moving the ball, and our defense didnt allow any points. How excited are you for the opportunity to play in the first official game at Foundation Academys on-campus field this fall? Im super excited to come play here and get to actually play on our campus our own field. What do you think is the outlook for your team this fall? I definitely think we can make the playoffs. Were getting some new guys in, and Im excited about that. I think our team will be a great team together. Which game during your career has been the most memorable so far? Poinciana. Public school from Class 5A we were down, but then we came back and we never quit. That was a fun game to be in. Is there a former teammate you admire? Kenny Ames. He helped me become a good receiver and showed me a lot of stuff. Is there a receiver, professional or collegiate, whose game you try to emulate? I really like watching Calvin Ridley. ... I cant wait to see what he does in the NFL. Do you have any idea of what you would like to do after high school? I hope to go to college and maybe play football. I want to study business. I want to flip houses around my area. ... I just watch a lot of TV shows on HGTV. My parents are always telling me to have fun when you have a job, so hopefully that would be a fun job that I could do. My dad (Roddy Wagner) has taught me a lot of stuff around the house. Are you and your siblings, who also compete for Foundation Academy, competitive with one another? Oh yeah very much. We go at it a lot, but we always have fun. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTGrayson Wagner, a rising senior for the Foundation Academy football team, scored a whopping four touchdowns for the Lions in their 28-0 spring game victory against Lake Highland Prep and all four came in the rst half. Wagner had two receiving touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and also returned an interception for a score May 17.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSGrayson Wagner THE BASICSCLASS: 2019 AGE: 17 HEIGHT: 5-foot-10 WEIGHT: 155 pounds POSITIONS: WR, CB Steven RyzewskiFreshman Lexi Scalzo drove in the go-ahead run for the Warriors in the state seminal May 23.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 19 274374 Eat, Play & Stay Healthy West Orange! ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 407-656-2121 or Visit OrangeObserver.com Elijah Stimmell tossed three touchdown passes all of which landed in the hands of Darrell Harding and the West Orange football team cruised past visiting Gainesville in its spring game May 25, 45-7. West Orange, which went 7-4 and barely missed the playos in 2017, returns several players at the skill positions this fall something that has the coaching sta excited for August. I like where we are, coach Bob Head said. Our depth, to me, is a little concerning. But, other than that, I really like the way we played. Theyre fun to coach. STEVEN RYZEWSKIWarriors dominate spring football game GAME FILM Rising senior linebacker Nasir Carter had a strong spring for the Warriors. Left: Nemea Hall rushed for a touchdown during the Warriors spring game against Gainesville. Darrell Harding had three touchdown receptions May 25. Left: Defensive lineman Lexan Coleman was determined in his pursuit of Gainesvilles quarterback. Sinica Sigler was an important part of West Oranges oense during its spring game.
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Are you Ready for Hurricane Season?With Natural Gas, We Keep the Lights On! Call 407-656-2734 ext. 307 to get Natural Gas to your home or business WHEN THE STORM HITS ITS TOO LATE! 407-656-2734 | www.langd.org 275124 RANGEGas ranges with pilot lights require no additional care. Continue to cook as usual. When the electricity is off, surface top burners with electric ignition can be easily lit. Simply: Light match (preferably a wooden match) Hold match next to the top burner cap Then turn the control knob to the light or high setting. The burner will light and you can adjust the ame. Most ovens and broilers on ranges with electric igni tion cannot be used when the power is off.OUTDOOR GRILLA portable grill should either be moved inside or securely tied down outside. A grill with a patio base should either be bolted down or disconnected and brought inside. A grill with a permanent post is usually secure and does not need any additional tie down. The lid of any gas grill remaining outside should be secure ly tied closed to prevent it from snapping open.DRYERMost dryers have a safety valve which automatical ly shut off the ow of gas. In addition, your gas dryer needs electricity to operate. HURRICANE SAFETY -BEFORE THE STORMWATER HEATERS/ POOL AND SPA HEATERSMost water, pool and spa heaters have a safety valve which will automatically shut off the ow of gas if the pilot light goes out. Tankless water heaters need a UPS backup device, connection to a 120V standby generator or a 12V inverter.IF ASKED TO EVACUATE:Leave the gas on. Turning off the gas could result in unnecessary delays in restoring your service. It is not necessary to turn off the gas at your meter or, if you use propane, at your tank. Should Lake Apopka Natural Gas deem it necessary to turn off the service, Company representatives will inform you. By leaving the gas on, you will be able to cook and, as long as there is a reliable supply of water, you will have hot water. Leaving gas on also helps you avoid reconnection fees. Clean-up efforts after previous hurricanes show that more gas lines are broken during clean-up than during the actual storm. Before removing fallen trees, call for a FREE util ity line location by Dialing 8-1-1.IF YOU SMELL GAS:Do not do anything to cause a spark (i.e., using a garage door opener, portable phone, etc.). Immediately evacuate the premises and call Lake Apopka Natural Gas Districts 24/7 emergency number at 800.542.3344 or 9-1-1. It is important to call from a telephone away from the building where you smell gas. In the case of a gas leak, our rst responsibility is to make sure the area is safe. Service will be restored as soon as possible. All District personnel carry identication and will, upon request, show their identication before entering your home.IF FLOODING OCCURS:If your home or business was ooded and gas appliances were underwater, do not attempt to operate the appli ances. Water can cause damage to the internal safety mechanism and create a hazardous condition. Call Lake Apopka Natural Gas or a qualied appliance contractor for a safety inspection and to relight the pilot lights on your appliances. Check yard for loose items. Move and secure items not rmly installed before the storm arrives. This includes grills, patio furniture, swings, pool equipment and supplies, even water hose reels. Items such as these can be blown around by hurricane winds causing unnecessary damage to your home, propane tank or gas meter.AFTER THE STORM When hurricane season is upon us, we as Floridians, should be familiar with gas safety. When a hurricane threatens, leave the gas on unless notied by us. Because most gas facilities are located underground, rarely does a hurricane threaten your service. 276360