WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserverFUNDRAISING FOR THE FIRST FIVEThe Early Learning Coalition of Orange County hosted its annual gala at Epcot. SEE PAGE 10. CDPA DANCERS EARN TOP AWARDSScottish Highland dancers from the Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts placed strongly at the Southeastern Regional Championships in Savannah, Georgia, in May. Three dancers from the Oakland dance studio have advanced to the National Championships in July. Elizabeth Karpov, a rising sophomore at Dr. Phillips High School, will represent the Southeast region as second runner-up in the 14-and-under-16 age group. Kendall DeFranco and Courtney McHale are rising seniors at West Orange High and compete in the same age group. DeFranco placed second runner-up in the 16-andunder-18 age group, and McHale won. This is McHales second year winning rst place in her age group. YOUR TOWN IN THIS ISSUE rffrnt City of Ocoee approves new P&Z Commission GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR City of Ocoee commissioners appointed new members to the citys reconfigured Planning and Zoning Commission. The P&Z commission, which meets at 6:30 p.m. on every second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month, consists of five members. Its members are tasked with SEE NEW PAGE 4 Peanuts and Cracker JacksIts summer, and the Old Ballgame has returned to West Orange. PAGE 15.VOLUME 85, NO. 23FREE THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018Remember Ranger Bob? The zany host of Ranger Bobs Buckeroo Club has traded his western wear for a white collar as the Anglican priest of a new church in Winter Garden. Amy Quesinberry New breakfast eatery cracks into W.G. market Owners Andrew Beal and David Murray-Lyons hope to open Eggs and Oats later this summer.DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORWinter Gardens newest addition to the downtown area is gearing up to satisfy foodies with a knack for brunch or breakfast for dinner. The new breakfast spot, Eggs and Oats, will take the place of REAL BLACK TIE SEE COMING PAGE 8 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORThe bushy white mustache and eyebrows are gone, and the hair, once painted a fake white, has turned that color with age. Hes an Anglican priest now, but when the 67-year-old speaks, he cant help but occasionally break into a character voice from the past.CourtesySEE PAGE 4CourtesyOne menu item is avocado toast.
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Scott Gration, retired U.S Air Force major general, recently joined the post and will speak on Flag Day. Gration has an incredible background and experience in worldwide leadership. He was appointed by President Barack Obama as a special envoy to the Sudan in 2009 and then as ambassador to Kenya in 2011. He served 32 years as a ghter pilot and senior leader in the Air Force. (407) 656-6361. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in Building B Room 201 at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. ApopkaVineland Road, Orlando. This support group is designed for parents of children and teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The support group for parents of adult children and soon-tobe adult children will resume in September. Share challenges, ideas, concerns, success stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator from UCF CARD oers a brief topical lesson each month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Barnes Learning Center Distance Learning Classroom (second oor of Founders Hall) at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. This support group is open to cancer ght ers, survivors, caregivers and spouses or partners. Meet ings include a time of sharing and spiritual and emotional support. This months topic is Chair Yoga and Meditations to Alleviate Stress. Email care@ st.lukes.org or call (407) 8764991, Ext. 262, to register to attend. SELECTING, PLANTING AND PRUNING TREES AND SHRUBS 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Learn when its the best time to plant trees and shrubs and how to get them established in the landscape. Learn how to prune and what tools to use. Cost is $5 per household. Preregister at gardenorida.eventbrite. com. Call (407) 254-9200 for information. TEEN SERIES: LIP SYNC BATTLE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 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. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 11:20 a.m. doors open at West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Guest speakers are Army Corps 1st Lt. Bill Peterson, a P51 ghter pilot, and Shannon Laurie for Ashley Moody, candidate for attorney general. Lunch is served at noon and costs $20. RSVP to email@example.com or (407) 230-5968.SATURDAY, JUNE 16ASBURY SHORTS 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. This is New York Citys longest running short-lm exhibition and touring show, and it is making its second appearance in Winter Garden. The 90-minute concert of the worlds best short lms is strongly recommended for ages 16 and older. Tickets cost $12 general admission. For tickets and information, visit gardentheatre.org or call (407) 8774736. CRAFT CLUB FOR ADULTS: MUG DECORATING 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the West Oaks Library, 1721 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Take your own mug to this program and turn it into an extraordinary work of art. Ages 18 and over. (407) 835-7323. CRUZ N CAR SHOW 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Check out vintage cars and trucks, or enter your own for a chance to win prizes. (407) 656-4111. FURNITURE SALE 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16, in front of Orange Technical College Westside Campus, 955 E. Story Road, Winter Garden. The sale benets the Southeastern Food Bank, a division of Bread of Life Fellowship. All furniture is a brand-new Sams Club product (possibly with minor defects because they were used for show pur poses). (407) 654-7777. OPEN LAB: ASK A TECH 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. Are you stuck on a softwarerelated project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323. TEEN SERIES: FAMOUS ROCKS 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 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. Register at (407) 835-7323. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 3 276531 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 EDITORIt was a generational celebration for Kathleen Bean, who turned 95 years old June 8 and had a reception in her honor the next day at Calvary Baptist Church. Her two sons, Jimmy and Bill Bean, were in attendance, as were many other family members, including her three granddaughters and several greatand great-greatgrandchildren. Other special guests included a number of employees and vol unteers from the West Orange Christian Service Center, where Bean served for about 25 years. Miss Kathleen, as she is affectionately called at the center, has cooked the noon meal three or four times a week at Daily Bread, one of the CSCs programs. Longtime friend Odessa Reynolds has been by her side in the kitchen for much of that time. They arrived in the morning to start cooking the lunchtime meal, said Rosemary Wilsen, family emergency services coor dinator for the West Orange CSC. She made the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. She loves to cook and was the first person to get me to like zucchini squash. Every meal that she helped prepare was a culinary delight. Bean said she always has loved cooking and preparing meals for up to 178 people was easy. The days meal depended on what donations had come in, but with large companies such as Target and Walt Disney World contributing food, you had the choice of what you wanted to cook, she said. It was easy for Bean to form a bond with the people she serves. Your hearts always warmed with them, Bean said. I love those people. Its unfortunate that so many have to live that way. You get really close to them. You dont see them that much, but you feel for them. Beans first encounter with the Christian Service Center was in the early 1990s. She and a friend had been to a garage sale in Oak land, and this friend wanted to stop by the center to show Anne Walding, the director of Daily Bread, what she had purchased. They were so nice, Bean said. Anne asked if I would come back and volunteer. So she did. For the next quarter of a century, she gave her time at its previous location at the Methodist church and its current site at 300 W. Franklin St., both in Ocoee. I loved it, she said of volun teering with the CSC. I just loved feeding the people and taking care of them. Even today, she visits regularly to check on the people. She is a person of faith, and she expresses this through her service, Wilsen said. (She) still has time for the Christian Service Center, greeting everyone with a smile. Miss Kathleen is a treasure, Wilsen said.DEEP ROOTSBean lives in Ocoee but said she always will consider Winter Gar den her home. She was born in Georgia; her family moved to Winter Garden when she was 13, and she lived there until 1994, when her husband died. Her memory is sharp at 95, and she recalls nearly a century of details and history. Beans family lived on Main Street, just a few blocks south of downtown Winter Garden. She used to read to Mary V. Tanners sister, who was learning shorthand. The Joiner family lived across the street from Tanner and her husband, E.M. Doc Tanner, a longtime city clerk for whom Tanner Auditorium (now Tanner Hall) is named. For a time, she rented space from John and Marjorie Rees, the parents of current Winter Garden Mayor John Rees. Bean met her husband, William Bud, when he was the manager of the economy store near the railroad track in downtown Winter Garden. It was probably the first chain store in the area, she said. It was just up the street from her family home. She and her husband eventually opened a grocery store near Story Road and Main Street, where Dr. Bob Fosters dental office is located. Rayden and Bean Grocery Store opened in 1944 or 1945 on West Colonial Drive in the building now occupied by Maryland Fried Chicken. After raising their children, Kathleen Bean worked at Florida Telephone, on North Main Street, for 25 years, first as an operator and then in management for a few years before retirement. Kathleen and Bud Bean were married for 52 years and had two sons, Bill and Jimmy. The Bean family includes three granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren with two more on the way.Happy birthday, Miss Kathleen For her 95th birthday, Kathleen Bean enjoyed a reception that included many employees from the Christian Service Center, where Bean volunteered for 25 years.Photo by Amy QuesinberryKathleen Bean celebrated her 95th birthday with many friends and family, including her two sons, Jimmy, left, and Bill Bean.(West Orange Christian Service Center volunteers) ar rived in the morning to start cooking the lunchtime meal. She made the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. She loves to cook and was the rst person to get me to like zucchini squash. Rosemary Wilsen
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 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 Cyndi Gustafson, advertising@OrangeObserver.com Rich Osterhaudt, rosterhaudt@OrangeObserver.com Business Development Kim Kowske, kkowske@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. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944WEST ORANGE TIMES The West Orange Times & Observer (USPS 687-120) is published weekly for $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County) by the Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the West Orange Times & Observer, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. CONTACT USThe West Orange Times & Observer is published once weekly, on Thursdays. The West Orange Times & Observer can be found in many commercial locations throughout West Orange County and at our oce. If you wish to subscribe, visit our website, OrangeObserver.com, call (407) 656-2121 or visit our oce, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden.TO ADVERTISEFor display or digital advertising, call (407) 656-2121. For Classieds, call (407) 656-2121.SEND US YOUR NEWSWe want to hear from you. Let us know about your events, celebrations and achievements. To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ 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 Livingdetermining whether special proposed developments conform to the citys comprehensive plan requirements and recommending variances to the citys zoning ordinances to the Ocoee City Commission. During the June 5 City Commission meeting, city leaders were directed to review the applications and qualifications of the 10 nominees and rank each applicant on a scorecard. The five highest-ranked nominees of the 10 all of whom were nominated by Ocoee city commissioners were appointed to the P&Z commission. Nominees Lavon Williams, Andrew Jason Mellen, Joel Keller, Rodger Wunderlich and Marc Bernstein were appointed to the board. According to city documents, the other applicants were Adrian Ray Davis, Eric Frommer, Gregory Keethler, Bryan McFar lane and Jim Sills. Three of the new members will serve three-year terms and two will serve two-year terms to ensure the terms of all members are staggered, according to ordinance 2018-021, which dictates the rules for original appointments to the board. Keller, who resides in District 4, Williams, who resides in District 2, and Wunderlich, who lives in District 3, will serve three-year terms, while Mellen, who resides in District 4, and Berstein, who lives in District 1, will serve twoyear terms. According to the ordinance, any members who serve two full terms will not be eligible to serve another term on the board until three years have passed. IN OTHER NEWS City leaders appointed Bill Etienne to the Human Relations Diversity Board, with a term ending in May 2021. The 13-member board aims to promote understanding, respect, goodwill and equality among the citys citizens and businesses. City ocials also approved the rst reading of an agreement with Waste Management Inc. of Florida at a rate of $47.50 per ton of delivered and accepted recyclable material. The City Commission also approved the rst readings of ordinances pertaining to a proposed development requiring an annexation, rezoning, Future Land Use Plan amendment and small-scale Comprehensive Plan amendment. If approved during the second reading, the proposed 2.4-acre oce/warehouse development will be located at 901 E. Crown Point Road. Gabby BaqueroAndrew Jason Mellen, Lavon Williams, Joel Keller and Rodger Wunderlich are four of the ve newly appointed members to Ocoees remade Planning and Zoning Commission. Not pictured: Marc Bernstein.New P&Z Commission namedCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1He is the Rev. Canon Tim Trombitas, the bishops chaplain of Anglican Community Fellowship, a new church in Winter Garden. But there was a time when Central Florida folks knew him as Ranger Bob, the kooky and overthe-top country-western host of Ranger Bobs Buckeroo Club, a childrens show on Orlandos WKCF-TV 18.RANGER BOBThe television host greeted his audience members in a western shirt and an oversized cowboy hat and with a Howdy, buckaroos! from his fictional town of Gooberville. This one-man show had dozens of characters and featured cartoons, improvisational skits and clean-but-terrible knee-slapper jokes when it aired for several years starting in 1992. With 30,000 pint-sized members in Central Florida and a per sonable host who was out meeting and greeting in the community as much as possible, the show was a phenomenal success in the Orlando market. It first aired weekdays in a two-hour afternoon time slot. We did appearances every where, Trombitas said. We did this thing with the kids if you had a Buckaroo Club card, you could get in free (to places such as Mystery Fun House). Parents had to pay, but the kids had power. Ranger Bob held look-alike contests with children. He invited his young viewers to send in their pictures and drawings, which he showed on TV for all to see. He eagerly met his fans, signed autographs and posed for photographs at public appearances. Those were the golden days of television, he said. It was deregulated. It was competitive. You could build a relationship with your audience. Before Trombitas was Ranger Bob in Orlando, he was Ranger Bob in Rochester, New York. When he landed that first television gig up north, he was doing a stint as a morning-show radio personality who liked to break out in various character voices. A new childrens channel was starting, and they were looking for a colorful host. Several people attempted to take on the role but werent a good fit, he said. The radio and television stations shared a building, someone suggested Trombitas from down the hall, and thats when he made the leap from behind a microphone to in front of a TV camera, he said. He already had quite a following with his radio show on a country station, so when he was asked to host a childrens show, he agreed with stipulations: I said, OK, I have this experience on this country show, and I have this following. I want it to be an old guy. I want him to be country. Hes not going to talk down to kids. I colored my hair white, I put on this mustache. It was fake in the beginning, but it bugged me because I sweated so much, so I grew one out. And it looked the same. The show was so popular at one point that it beat Phil Donahues talk show in the ratings, Trombi tas said. A few years later, WKCF in Orlando was hoping to create a kids show to rival one on WOFL-TV 35. Again, Trombitas was suggested for the host position. Ready for a change, he relocated to Central Florida and introduced Ranger Bob to a new audience.THE REV. TIMTrombitas, who studied broadcast and telecommunications at Kent State University, Ohio, after serv ing three years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, started his own production company in the mid-1990s. Around 1997 I had this feeling that I wanted to get out from in front of the camera and get behind it and write and produce, he said. This began a new direction for Trombitas as a freelancer and, later, a producer with health and medical TV segments and shows, and it was a good plan for a while. But with his wife at home with two children, this didnt work out financially. He felt himself losing hope, he said. His wife suggested he attend a mens retreat their church was holding. I went to this thing, and it really was a turning point for me, Trombitas said. It was the one time I sat down and said, God, I know youre there. The sun doesnt rise without you. I know I sinned in my youth, and I ask you to show me the way. He became thirsty for knowledge about God. Bit by bit, God was moving me along and thats where it got me to where I got today, he said. The biggest thing that happened to me after I left that retreat is that I saw a sunrise for what it really is. I dont have anything to do with the sun coming up, the sun going down, the planets aligning. You have to take that path and really try to seek the truth not your truth, but the truth. The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy is the endorsing body for the Anglican Church in North America, and it provides military, hospice, hospital, vocational and workplace chaplains. The Diocese of the Armed Forces & Chaplaincy had been wanting to plant a church in West Orange County and began looking for places to start a church. Trombitas, with the assistance of Father John Ellington, began his leadership at the new Anglican Community Fellowship about three months ago. ACF rents space from a Seventhday Adventist church on East Plant Street. The congregation is steadily growing, Trombitas said. There are people looking to get back into the Bible-based church, he said. Its traditional, reverent worship. We believe that we reverently go before God. We believe scripture is the final word of God. We follow the liturgical and sacramental worship from the beginning of the church. He has been humbled in this life, and he is excited to see what is in store for the rest of his days on Earth. I see what God has done in my life, Trombitas said. I see all the choices I made that were wrong, and how when I asked for His help, He really did come to my rescue. ANGLICAN COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP1146 E. Plant St., Winter Garden SERVICES: 10 a.m. Sundays PRIEST: The Rev. Canon Tim Trombitas WEBSITE: Theacf.netA new adventure Ranger Bob compares his shoe size with Shaquille ONeal, former Orlando Magic basketball player, in a promotional photo. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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Rates to Roar About 888.248.LION (5466) LionBank.com$500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per Customer 12 Month1.60%APY224 Month2.00%APY21.80%APY218 MonthCD Rates$2,500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.1.50%APY1Money Market Rates GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORCity of Ocoee officials were invited to attend the grand opening of the countrys first memorial dedicated to the victims of racial ter ror lynchings, slavery and racial inequality in America. The National Memorial of Peace and Justice, a project by the Equal Justice Institute, was unveiled April 26 and is located on a sixacre site in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Members of Ocoees Human Relations Diversity Board, including William Maxwell, Kathleen Crown, Nichole Dawkins and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, flew to Alabama to witness the unveiling firsthand and visit EJIs Legacy Museum. The museum looks at the evolution of slavery to mass incar ceration, so it helps people make a connection of the history of slav ery in the United States through Jim Crow, lynchings, segregation and mass incarceration, said Rachel Allen, director of the Peace and Justice Institute. And so the exhibit takes you through each of those experiences and each of those time periods in our country. The memorial and accompanying museum use art, sculpture, video and interactive media exhibits designed to provide historical context and acknowledge victims of racial terrorism that took place between 1877 and 1950. This structure that has been created by EJI its physically overwhelming to see, said William Maxwell, the chairman of Ocoees Human Relations Diversity board. And when I say physically over whelming, I mean that, ordinar ily, when you look at a building, you know, you dont really get any type of emotional feedback from it unless it has some sort of special significance. This building conveys a recognition of an era in time that recognizes for the first time in history, really the dastardly deeds that were inflicted onto a people who had no recourse involved. So it conveys emotion, and its both psychologically and physically challenging just to look at it. The memorial also includes a square with 800 six-foot steel pillars with the engraved names of more than 4,400 victims of lynchings that occurred in differ ent counties and states around the country. The number of officially recorded victims is believed to be only a fraction of how many actually died on account of the racial violence that has plagued the country for so long. When we step back and look at it all in retrospect, its one of those things that you say, My God, how could that have happened? Maxwell said. But it does something different to every individual because there were five of us in the delegation from Ocoee and we kind of, collectively, over dinner at the end of the day sat there and expressed what we took from it. And to that end, I believe the building fulfills, above and beyond, what it was designed to portray. The museums location is on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved. Allen said EJI is in the planning process of a future exhibit featur ing a Sacred Soil Collection with jars filled with soil gathered from the sites of known lynchings. EJI is working with the city of Ocoee and EJIs Orange County Task Force on the coming exhibit. The plan is to have the coming exhibit it ready by 2020 the 100year anniversary of the Ocoee Election Day Massacre, Allen added. For Bryan Stevenson, (founder and executive director of EJI), its about balancing the narrative, Allen said regarding the mes sage EJI hopes to deliver with the memorial and museum. When we travel through southern towns, we see memorial after memorial to Confederate soldiers, Confederate heroes. And a lot of times, you see the Confederate flag, but what he recognized was a dearth of the story about what happened as a consequence of the Confederacy, she said. So this is a project that aims to help this country face its history because as long as we stay in denial about this history, we really are doomed to repeat it.Ocoee ocials attend unveiling of lynching memorial in AlabamaThe memorial is the nations rst dedicated to racial terror victims.Courtesy photoFrom left: Allie Braswell, Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board members William Maxwell, Kathleen Crown, Nichole Dawkins and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson. When we step back and look at it all in retrospect, its one of those things that you say, My God, how could that have happened? 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They had three different speakers come up to the podium, including a Green Beret, a Marine and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. When someone tolls the bell, it means to mark the death of a person at the funeral or burial service. Along with myself, another Boy Scout, a Cub Scout and a Girl Scout all tolled the bell at the service. A total of five scouts from our troop came to the Memorial Day service, including me, my brother Colby, J.J. Felix, Julian Blake and Isaiah Vargas, and helped pass out water, with some doing other things like holding the flags and reciting the pledge. J.J. Felix and Julian Blake held the flags, while Colby helped lead the pledge with another Boy Scout and some Girl Scouts. The purpose of the service was to give respect to the people who have served in our armed forces. The event was from 10 a.m. to noon, and this event impacted me by helping me realize how important our veterans are and how much respect they deserve because of them serving to keep us safe.DILLON ADAMSCourtesy photoFrom left: Jonathan Felix, Dillon Adams, Colby Adams, Isaiah Vargas and Julian Blake.Boy Scout reects on service at Memorial Day ceremony Selera Singapore on West Plant Street. Co-owners David MurrayLyons and Andrew Beal currently are working on transforming the space into one that Winter Garden breakfast enthusiasts can call their own. Weve been looking for the last two years for a location, said Murray-Lyons, a Dr. Phillips resident. (Andrew and I) have known each other for about 20 years, and weve both been in the restaurant business. We complement each other when it comes to customer service, and thats one of our reasons for partnering on this project. We want to create an environment where you go eat (and also) eat with your eyes and the flavor of the food complements the atmosphere. Its more of an experience establishment more than just a place to get breakfast. Murray-Lyons grew up in England and got his start in the break fast industry riding along with his uncle delivering food to restau rants and grocers. He opened his first restaurant, Appetites, at age 22. Since then, he has consulted for multiple different restaurants, and in 2009 opened a restaurant in Celebration. The breakfast guys, as they call themselves, intend to create a space that is roomy, stylish and community oriented. They also hope to find local sources for everything from the food to the furniture. For example, local business Fake Productions donated wood for tables that Windermere resident Tom Stroup made and donated. Eggs and Oats will have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a grab-and-go area and a coffee bar. The goal is to use the best-quality ingredients and get away from processed food in an attempt to serve clean and healthy options, but the restaurant also will offer classic breakfast pastries and biscuits. Trinity Dorner, a Winter Garden resident, attended the French Pastry School in Chicago and has her own business called Downtown Dough. She will serve as the pastry chef for Eggs and Oats. Although the menu is still being finalized, Eggs and Oats will offer everything from classic breakfast foods such as omelettes, oatmeal and grits to breakfast-in-a-jar, and even some lunch items such as flatbreads, salads and sandwiches. Construction is underway and early in the process, but for now, the two hope to be able to open the restaurant by the end of July. The community has been outstanding, Beal said. Theres so much traffic and business, and we love the fact that on Satur day everyone has their version of breakfast, and wed love to fit into their version, too. EGGS AND OATS126 W. Plant St., Winter Garden OPENING: Owners Andrew Beal and David Murray-Lyons hope to be able to open Eggs and Oats by the end of July. WEBSITE: eggsandoats.com INSTAGRAM: eggsandoats TWITTER: @eggsoatsComing soonCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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But the problem is not so simple: There are about 25,000 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and similar struggles in the state alone and the foundation can currently only support 300 of them. Thats why Neftali Nef Rodriguez, executive director of the foundation, created the Saving Lives, Saving Families campaign. The campaign is running throughout June in accordance with PTSD Awareness Month, and the goal is to raise $2 million to reach 1,000 post-9/11 veterans and family members who need counseling, emotional and spiritual support. We are currently funded to serve 300 veterans; thats good and a great goal, because every year, weve steadily increased, he said. If you look at the statistics, Central Florida has the highest density population of post-9/11 veterans. You have one-and-a-half million liv ing in Florida, and out of that, 76,000 are post-9/11. Onethird, or about 25,000, have some type of cognitive readjustment issue. Twenty-five thousand, and we can serve 300? Theres a big dynamic there not being captured. Rodriguez got involved with the foundation in March. A 33-year army veteran, he has seen the effects of PTSD firsthand with his son. Ive experienced it as a family member, he said. Its something that was near and dear to my heart. PTSD is a family issue too and doesnt affect just the veteran. A lot of the treatment methods involve drugs. Theyve got to tweak and adjust them, and while theyre doing all that, they (veterans) still experience the PTSD, and some get aggravated with it. At the foundation, 82 cents of every dollar goes directly to the veterans. The foundation also has a database of more than 280 counselors that assist veterans. There is no charge to veterans or families for services provided, including family fun days, counseling, community support and mentor leadership. Through it all, the goal is to get veterans and their families the emotional support they need and to let them know theyre not alone, providing a sense of camaraderie. Theyve done so much for us already, and these guys are coming home trying to transition, and I understand, having gone through it myself, Rodriguez said. We come back with a different mentality, and its a different way of doing things, and its difficult for us to fit back in and get people to understand. The thing I like is that Ill have veterans come up and say, Man, you saved my life. I love hear ing that, the You guys got me back on the straight and narrow (path) testimonials. Its all about serving the veterans. I dont want to turn anyone way, and thats my mission. CAMARADERIE FOUNDATION2488 E. Michigan St., Orlando PHONE: (407) 841-0071 WEBSITE: camaraderiefoundation.org SAVING LIVES, SAVING FAMILIES It costs about $2,000 to survey and provide assistance to one veteran. With a goal of helping 1,000, the Camaraderie Foundation needs to raise $2 million as part of its Saving Lives, Saving Families campaign. To learn more about the foundation and its campaign, or to donate or sponsor a veteran, visit camaraderiefoundation.org/ mission-mental-health. REAL BLACK TIESaving lives, saving familiesThe Camaraderie Foundation launched its $2 million Saving Lives, Saving Families campaign this month to be able to assist 1,000 veterans.
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At this moment, there are dozens if not hundreds of job openings around the state for highschool head coaches. Few, if any, are quite like the opening West Orange High just filled for its girls volleyball program. Thats because the Warriors are coming off a season during which they went 29-0 and won the programs first state championship. Even before West Orange won its state title, former head coach Ross Usie already had been contemplating stepping aside to focus on starting a family with his wife, who he married the same weekend as the championship match. The Warriors undefeated run put a bow on Usies seven-year stint as head coach of the program and created one of the most attractive job openings in the state. In late May, Athletic DirecSPORTSJUNE 14, 2018 Ross Doane recently graduated from Celebration High School but has been training at Winter Garden Fencing Academy for nine years. Page 14.1 Although its early in the season, Winter Garden Squeezes Luke Reidy has managed to nd himself in the top three of the league in bat ting average. The Rollins College sophomore has racked up a .400 average through the rst seven games going 6-for-15 with 2 RBI. In the last two games alone he has gone 3-for-6 with one RBI.2F ollowing a two game sweep over Dr. Phillips, the Winter Garden Little League seniors took home the team championship in the Florida District 14 Senior League.3 With the Winter Garden Squeeze, Adams Torres has become the home-run leader early on this season having picked up two homers on seven hits. Hes also picked up a .304 batting average and three RBI.4 The Winter Garden Squeeze are putting on their summer baseball camps from June 25 to 29 and July 9 to 13. Each session will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, at Turn 2 Sports & Performance, 320 S. Tubb St, Oakland. For more information visit fwlbaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/529348025.5 Ocoee native Ryan Ashworth has been a go-to for the Winter Garden Squeeze on the mound, as through three games he has pitched a solid 1.74 ERA in 10.1 innings pitched. The right-hander also has picked up nine strikeouts to three batters walked while giving up seven hits. HIGH5 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSteven Ryzewski UP FOR THERoberto Santasoa has big shoes to ll, having taken over as the new head coach of the West Orange High girls volleyball program.Steven RyzewskiIn addition to his new role at West Orange High, Roberto Santasoa is a longtime coach for Or lando Tampa Volleyball Academy. CHALLENGESEE VOLLEYBALL PAGE 14Condensed schedule a good change for baseball playosOn June 6, the FHSAA published a press release with the headline, FHSAA condenses baseball state series schedule. Sounds innocuous enough, right? In reality, this is a seemingly small change that could have a profound effect on outcomes in the playoffs each spring an effect that, for that matter, is for the best. Last season, following the conclusion of district tournaments between April 30 and May 4, the regional playoffs for Classes 5A-9A were played on Tuesday, Tuesday and Tuesday May 8 (regional quarterfinals), May 15 (regional semifinals) and May 22 (regional finals). With state semifinals for those classifications beginning May 30, that equated to just three games in a little less than a month. Starting next spring, the schedule for those same classifications is as follows: regional quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 15; regional semifinals on Saturday, May 18; and regional finals on Wednesday, May 22. Thats three games in one weeks time. In Classifications 1A-4A, where there are only two rounds of regional playoffs between district tournaments and the state semifinals, the change will be from play ing the regional semifinals on Wednesday and then the regional final on the follow ing Tuesday to playing the semifinal on a Tuesday and the final on the Friday that same week. All of which begs the question: Why is this a good thing? As I see it, there are two big reasons, and both revolve around pitching. Heres the truth about how the baseball play offs operate when there is one game per week in the regional playoffs: Teams inevitably ride their best arm as far as that pitcher will take them. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SIDELINE SCENESEE SIDELINE PAGE 14
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 So, the first reason this is a good change is for safety. With a condensed schedule, pitchcount rules and general good sense on the part of coaches should lead to one pitcher not having to bear as much of the load for a team trying to make it to state. The second has to do with what Florida wants its baseball playoffs to be a competition between teams or a competition to see who has the best singular pitcher? Playing more frequently in the regional playoffs rewards teams that have a strong pitching staff as opposed to one ace. Youll need a capable No. 2 and perhaps even a No. 3 pitcher, as well as a bullpen you are confident in to advance. Currently, having reliable No. 2 and No. 3 pitchers has been rendered unimportant unless your ace has a bad day and you need to bring on your No. 2 in long relief. Only once a team reaches the Final Four and would have to win two games in two days to take home a title would having just one ace truly become an impediment. That was the case for Orange City University, which rode the talented arm of cur rent FIU pitcher Logan Allen to the state final in 2015 and 2017, only to be defeated twice in the final when Allen was not available after pitching in the state semifinal. That is not meant as a knock on University or Allen. If youre playing once a week, why wouldnt you start your most talented pitcher in each round? Not to mention, Allens teammates still had to score runs. But the fact remains: A condensed playoff schedule rewards depth of pitching. And at the end of the day, when Florida is trying to crown its best teams as champions, that should surely be something it wants to reward. Have our Mobile Showroom come to you! Minneola Location 301 E. 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Donations are tax deductible ADVANCED CAMP FOR AGES 14+ June 14-16th 9am-2pm $200 BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CAMP FOR AGES 10+ June 25-28th 5-8pm $125 Foundation Academy Gym15304 Tilden Rd, Winter GardenRegister at email@example.com How did you get started with fencing? When I was young, I was sort of forced to go to these Scottish games. At one, I think in Gainesville, they were showing fencing, and I saw it and was like, This looks really cool and Im going to try it out. I was like 9, so I decided to try fencing out, came here and fell in love with it since. Why do you like the foil style? When I first started, I didnt even know there were different styles, but the club here primar ily teaches foil, and eventually you start branching off to the other two weapons. I love foil because of how much more movement and how much more complicated it was. In foil, there is always something happening. Its always intense, it feels faster and feels more like what you think sword fighting would be. SPORTS SPOTLIGHTRecent Celebration High School graduate Ross Doane may live in Kissimmee, but he has been training at Winter Garden Fencing Academy for nine years. The 18-year-old recently placed fth in the mens foil event at the division championships in Tampa. He will attend Ithaca College in the fall to study lmmaking and computer science.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSRoss Doane THE BASICSAge: 18 Alma Mater: Celebration High Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee Training: Winter Garden Fencing Academy Fencing Style: Foil College: Ithaca CollegeWill you continue fencing after this summer? Definitely. Ithaca has a pretty good club, and up in New York, its sort of known as one of the strongest states for fencing, so it feels like a new chapter with what I want to do. Im definitely going to stick with it, because I love it so much. Why did you choose Ithaca College? Its a really good film school, and thats sort of what I want to do that and computer science. I got a pretty good scholarship and financial aid package to go there. That and I also love Ithaca and upstate New York. Have you helped mentor younger students at the fencing academy? Whoever has seniority is kind of like a pseudo coach, especially at tournaments, so we kind of take the role of coaching people on the side, and thats sort of what my job is. When I was little, there were kids who did that, and I always thought they were so good, and its cool to think Im at that position now, and its cool to help out the next generation of fencers. Why are you interested in filmmaking? Ever since I was little I really liked movies and thats what I would do when I didnt have homework or chores watch movies. Universal or Disney? Universal, mostly because its got roller coasters and Harry Potter. Im a huge Harry Potter nerd. Whats your Harry Potter house? Ravenclaw. I took (the quiz) three times and got Ravenclaw twice and Gryffindor once, but Gryffindor feels too mainstream. DANIELLE HENDRIX tor Jerry Shafer confirmed that opening had been filled by Roberto Santasofia, a longtime coach and recruiting coordinator for Orlando Tampa Volley ball Academy. A veteran of Central Floridas ultra-competitive travel volley ball scene and a former college coach, Santasofia said last week that he understands that he will have big shoes to fill in Winter Garden. To me, its an honor, to step into a program that was very successful last year I do have a lot of pressure, too, but Im very excited, Santasofia said. The previous coach was very successful. (Usie) left something very good here, and Im just going to try and continue that. Santasofia may be a newcom er to coaching at a high school, but he brings a wealth of experience on several levels. A native of Brazil, Santasofia began his professional volleyball career when he was 15 and signed to play libero for Papel Report Suzano one of the countrys top professional clubs. After winning two national championships in Brazil as a player, Santasofia came to the United States and began coaching. For eight years he served as an assistant at Rollins College, where the Tars were ranked nationally four times. He also has been coaching for a decade at OTVA, where he has coached nationally competitive club teams and helped players go on to college careers at schools ranging from Princeton to Flor ida State to North Carolina. What Im trying to do is to share the experience that I have as a player to develop these kids and prepare these kids to go to college, Santasofia said. Ive been on the other side, too, as a college coach I know what it takes for the kids to get to that level. As a former libero, Santaso fia said fans of the Warriors can expect to see a team that emphasizes ball control on the court. Kids that I coach we try to develop a lot of ball control, Santasofia said. When I was younger, I was not the tallest player on my team, but I had very good ball control. As long as you have ball control, you can still survive. Effort, hustle plays those are huge things we are going to be working on. Although the Warriors grad uated a handful of talented seniors from last years team, the roster also features sev eral dynamic returning play ers, such as Taylor Head, Torey Baum and Kaeli Crews. Through his role at OTVA, Santasofia said he has coached and trained Head and Baum previously, and he is familiar with most of the teams other players. He said he is up to the challenge of coaching such highcaliber players and helping them to play as a cohesive unit that hopefully will be a statetitle contender once again in 2018. To me, its always a challenge, and I think its all about kids believing in what you do, Santasofia said. You have to show these kids, the talent of players we have, that you have VolleyballFROM PAGE 13SidelineFROM PAGE 13 Steven RyzewskiRoberto Santasoa said he is excited to take the helm of West Oranges volleyball squad.When I was younger, I was not the tallest player on my team, but I had very good ball control. As long as you have ball control, you can still survive. Eort, hustle plays those are huge things we are going to be working on. Roberto Santasoa
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 15 WGLL Seniors top DPLL Braves A Proud Founding Champion of We share your vision for a west Orange County with the best healthcare options and wellness resources. Thats why weve invested more than $130 million in the past five years into non-profits that champion these causes. We encourage qualified 501(c)(3) health and wellness organizations to apply for our 2018 Grant Round. Applications will be accepted June 22, 2018 through July 27, 2018, with awards announced by the end of the year. To find out if your organization qualifies, and to complete an application, visit WOHD1949.org.Grant Funding Now Available for Local Health Initiatives The West Orange Healthcare District (WOHD) is an independent special healthcare district whose mission is to enhance health and wellness in west Orange County. The District was created by an Act of the 1949 Florida Legislature and is governed by a 16 member volunteer board appointed by the Governor of Florida. 276590 The host Winter Garden Little League Seniors (ages 15 and 16) rallied from an early decit and defeated the Dr. Phillips Little League Senior Braves May 29, 13-3, in the rst game of the District 14 Top Team Best-of-Three. One night later, at Dr. Phillips Little League, the boys from Winter Garden won a shootout, 13-8, to secure the Top Team Championship. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Photos by Steven RyzewskiDaniel Waterhouse tagged out a baserunner at third. Left: Boston Whit man took a big cut for WGLL. Braves second baseman Justin Pinto made a throw to rst for an out. GAME FILMAbove: Robbie Henselin homered for the Braves. Left: Sahil Patel squared up a ball for the DPLL Braves May 29.
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PLANT STREET WINTER GARDEN 276805BAPTISTFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden 407-656-2352 SUNDAYS 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Bible Study 11:00 am Contemporary WEDNESDAYS 6pm Awana Pastor Tim Grosshans www.fbcwg.org 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP SUNDAYS 9:45 am All Ages Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden www.FoundationWorship.com 407-730-1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 520, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 www.starkelakebaptist.org Horizon West Community Church6121 Avalon Rd., Winter Garden Sunday 11:00AM Contemporary Service Bilingual: Spanish and English www.horzionwestcc.com CHURCH OF GODOCOEE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Thomas Odom 1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee 407-656-8011 EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH 241 N. Main, Winter Garden Services: 8, 9:30, & 11am, 7pm www.churchofthemessiah.com CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. 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Colonial Dr., Ste 110, Winter Garden 407-654-9661 Prayer 9:30AM, Fellowship 9:45AM, Service 10:05AM HAVEN OF GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Services 9:30 and 10:30AM 407-952-0510Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at orangeobserver.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email email@example.com Matthews Hope Chest Creations Custom Furniture Repaired, Refinished and Repurposed Wood Furniture Pallet Art & FurnitureFollow us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MatthewsHopeChest/Visit our New Workshop Location at 930 Carter Rd. Suite #311, Winter Garden 1/4 Mile North of W. Colonial Dr. 407.905.9500 8am-5pm Mon Sat XNSP15668
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