Cityleadersgavethegreen lightonarezoningordinance thatallowsforthedevelopmentof17newsingle-family homesalongEastOakland Avenue Commissionersapproved Ordinance18-23whichper tainstoa918-acreproperty generallylocatedwestofTildenvilleSchoolRoadnorthof WestColonialDriveandalong thesouthsideofEastOakland AvenueThepropertytitled OaklandHillsPUDhasbeen rezonedfromR-1(single-family residentialdistrict)toPlanned WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE GIVES $60,000 IN GRANTSThe West Orange Junior Service League has distributed grant monies totaling $60,186.85 for 2017-18. Julie Bendure is this years WOJSL president. Recipients are Boys & Girls Clubs of West Orange, $14,186.85; Winter Gar den Heritage Foundation, $10,000; Edgewood Childrens Ranch, Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund, Matthews Hope, UCP of Central Florida and West Orange Scholar ship Foundation, $5,000 each; Christian Service Center Daily Bread and WOJSL Scholarship, $3,500 each; Oakland Nature Preserve and Roper YMCA, $1,500 each; and Southeastern Food Bank/Bread of Life, $1,000.YOUR TOWNSEE HOMES PAGE 4 A Billings family passion Rhino Dcor opens in Winter Garden. See Page 21 Commission approves Oakland Hills PUDFREE THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 The Oakland Hills PUD will consist of 17 estate-style homes. When Go Love Academy opens in the fall at Oasis Community Church, the students will gather in rooms such as Kodomo, Nios, Kinder, Watoto and Bambini the words all mean children in different languages. Director Paula Katutis and her staff origi-Church plans preschool in Winter GardenSEE LOVING PAGE 4Classication modication? Star-spangled party Proposal would have CFCA, West Orange hoops competing for same state title. SEE PAGE 13.VOLUME 85, NO. 26Independence neighbors celebrated an early Fourth of July. SEE PAGE 6.ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERAMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITOR Danielle HendrixJoel and Katerina Tempo and their daughter, Sophia, were decked out in red, white and blue. Bridgewater camp makes music. SEE PAGE 8.
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 Tired of suffering from joint pain? Mako minimally invasive surgery for hip and knee replacement offers important advantages over traditional surgery: More accurate implant positioning, resulting in a more natural-feeling joint following surgery. Patients typically experience rapid pain relief and a quick return to their active lifestyle. Mako joint replacement surgery for hips and knees is now available at Orlando Health Health Central Hospital. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call 321.843.2001 or visit OrlandoHealth.com/Mako. Choose advanced joint replacement 278676 278730 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: SATURDAY, JULY 7RED, WHITE & BLUE ON THE PLAZA 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Centennial Plaza, 101 W. Plant St., downtown Winter Garden. Listen to live music featuring Mud Rooster, a local blues trio. Free event. (407) 656-4111 or cwgdn.com. TEEN SERIES: COMIC BOOKS ROCK! 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 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. TEEN SERIES: CHALK ROCKS 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 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.SUNDAY, JULY 8SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar dentheatre.org/movies. CAMP OCLS 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children ages 6 to 12 can enjoy good time with outdoor inspired games, interactive stories and camp songs. (407) 8357323. MONDAY, JULY 9CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY MEETING 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Noted Florida videographer Danny Harmon, of Tampa, will present Preparing for a Train-Watching Outing at this Central Florida Railway Historical Society meeting. Event is free. (407) 656-0559. CUISINE CORNER: SUGAR SHOCK 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Its easy to exceed the recommended amount of sugar intake per day. Ever wonder how much sugar is in common drinks? Learn what to look out for and boost your brain power by reducing your sugar intake. Seats are limited. (407) 8357323. ACCESS TO ART 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 10, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Aspiring artists can learn the basics of pencilsketching objects. With a love for art since childhood, Delores Williams is a self-taught artist and loves to paint portraits, still life and seascapes using oil, watercolor and pencil sketches. Supplies are limited; attendees are encouraged to take No. 2 pencils or colored pencils and a sketch pad. (407) 835-7323. GUIDED JOURNALS 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Become a part of the latest craze and create a journal to document all your summer thoughts and activities. Ages 11 to 18. (407) 835-7323.WEDNESDAY, JULY 11WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEET THE CANDI DATES 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at 9155 Bay Point Drive, Orlando, in the Bay Hill subdivision. The Republican womens group is holding a Grand Old Party Meet the Candidates Open House for local district, county and state elections. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Rebecca Mellen, firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 230-5968.THURSDAY, JULY 12SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: ON THE TOWN 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar dentheatre.org/movies. BEGINNING DNA FOR GENE ALOGISTS 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research. Explore the dierent types of tests and determine how to target your testing to discover your desired connections. Learn to nd DNA projects that relate to your research. (407) 835-7323.FRIDAY, JULY 13COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children can meet local ocers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk. Sponsored by the Ocoee Police Department. (407) 835-7323.SUNDAY, JULY 15SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar dentheatre.org/movies. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 3 Come nd a safe haven for your soul at Haven of Grace Bible ChurchTemporarily meeting at: e Stone Crest Meeting House in the Foxcrest Subdivison 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Sundays at 9:30 and 10:30 am HavenOfGraceBibleChurch.com 407-952-0510 Our Mission is to:Serve the Lord and other saints Transform into the image of Christ E dify one another in love Evangelize with the Gospel of Grace Learn and apply Gods Word Together, through Gods strength, we can become spiritually strong as STEEL. Come grow with us!Friends of Les Feldick 278752 To discourage the demand that keeps puppy mills and kitten factories in business, Orange County commissioners directed county officials to draft a new animal ordinance that addresses retail pet-sale restrictions. The proposal came forward following a growing trend of jurisdictions passing stricter regulations to curtail the sale of cats and dogs bred by high-volume animal-breeding facilities. Puppy mills often subject dogs to unsanitary conditions, keeping them in crowded cages where they receive no exercise and minimal food and water. Kitten factories operate in much the same way. The animals then are taken from their mothers earlier than recommended and end up in pet stores. The Humane Society of the United States, an animal protection organization, estimates about 10,000 puppy mills presently operate in the U.S. The magnitude of the problem makes it difficult to combat, but several jurisdictions have passed policies placing stricter regulations on retail pet sales. According to George Ralls, Orange Countys director of health and public safety, Florida is one of 16 states without a specific law that addresses commer cial breeding operations. He added that in Florida, there are 80 jurisdictions that ban retail pet sales, most of which are city governments and four of which are counties: Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Seminole and Lake counties. Orange County does not have an ordinance on retail pet sales, Ralls said. During the June 5 Orange County commission meeting, Ralls compared the ordinances for three of those counties. According to Ralls, Palm Beach County implemented a ban on the retail sale of cats and dogs in October 2016, forbidding the issuance of new pet-shop per mits. The countys eight existing pet shops were exempt from the new ordinance but are required to obtain cats and dogs only from USDA-licensed breeders. In February, Seminole County passed a law that prohibits the retail sale of animals, including in places such as flea markets, yard sales and public areas. It also required pet shops to use an adoption-based business model, meaning pet shops may only recoup costs incurred while car ing for an animal and must produce certificates of origin to customers, Ralls said. However, Palm Beach and Seminole do continue to allow pet sales by hobby breeders, animal rescue organizations and the countys animal shelter. And in Lake County, only the countys animal shelter, animal-rescue organizations and private animal owners are allowed to sell cats and dogs. Violations in each county are subject to fines of up to $500. Commissioners instructed county officials to draft an ordinance implementing the best practices from surrounding jurisdictions. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said shed prefer an ordinance with firm restrictions. Any resulting ordinance would be effective in municipalities without an existing retail pet-sale ordinance. I dont have a problem with trying to be more restrictive and starting because I have also had too many friends who bought their dogs from pet stores and the dogs came with a lot of problems, Jacobs said. The families kept them, because they fell in love with them, but they shouldnt have been bred and had those problems in the first place. So I just think its a very unhealthy situation, and Id like to see us take a strong position. Seminole County resident Katrina Shadix cautioned commissioners about USDA-licensed breeding facilities. One thing about requiring pet stores to sell only from USDAlicensed breeders is that the USDA is very short on officials and enforcement, Shadix said. Theres a lot of violations that happen every year. Theres no way they could possibly enforce and know that these animals are being properly bred. Currently, there are about 1,900 USDA-licensed breeding facilities in the U.S. and about 100 inspectors, Ralls said. And according to the Humane Society, its rare for USDA-licensed facilities found to have repeated violations to have their commer cial licenses revoked. Jacobs agreed she felt an ordinance promoting adoption of animals in the countys shelter and local rescue groups would be easier to monitor and enforce. District 1 County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey emphasized creating an easily enforceable ordinance. Whatever we do in terms of an ordinance, we need to make sure we can enforce what we do, she said. Im not a fan of putting language out there that we dont then fund positions to enforce.DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITOROut of 50,000 high-school stu dents with the highest PSAT/ NMSQT test scores this year, only 7,500 seniors will have received National Merit Scholarships for college. And of those 7,500, at least eight West Orange-area students are among them. Local students who received college-sponsored scholarships include: Olympia Highs Gar rett Fullerton and Megan Galeski; West Orange Highs Sarah Tatum; Windermere Preparatory Schools Dale Hill; Lake Highland Preparatory Schools Jonathan Khouzam; and Cypress Creek Highs Kevin Wu. Students who received the National Merit $2,500 scholar ship are Windermere Preps William Sealy and Olympia Highs Soo Min Kim. LOCAL NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSCOLLEGESPONSORED RECIPIENTS Dale Hill Windermere Preparatory School: National Merit Florida State University Scholarship Jonathan Khouzam Lake Highland Preparatory School: National Merit University of Florida Scholarship Kevin Wu Cypress Creek High School: National Merit University of Florida Scholar ship Sarah Tatum West Orange High School: National Merit University of Florida Scholar ship Garrett Fullerton Olympia High School: National Merit University of Florida Scholar ship Megan Galeski Olympia High School: National Merit New College of Florida ScholarshipWest Orange-area graduates earn National Merit Scholar statusSARAH TATUMTatum, 18, is a recent West Orange High graduate who also will head to UF this fall, where she plans to major in microbiology. She sees herself going to graduate school and becoming a doctor in the medical research field. I was introduced to the whole (idea of) making sure you had a good PSAT score and all that by my cousin, she said. I studied really hard and kind of knew it was out there, so I made sure I did well on the test. The opportunity couldnt have been any better, because just doing well on that one test got me a full ride to UF. Tatum is also part of the Stamps Scholars program at UF and will spend the remainder of her summer studying abroad with fellow scholars in Mexico. At West Orange High, her extracurriculars included marching band and serving as president of the National Honor Society. I was very excited (about being a finalist) but at the time I really wanted to go to Duke, she said. ...There was no way I could pass the opportunity of going to school for free versus paying.GARRETT FULLERTONFullerton, 17, is a recent Olympia High graduate who will head to the University of Florida this fall to study biomedical engineering. He wants to pursue a doctoral degree and potentially go into research regarding oncology. I just had a few senior friends who told me about (NMSC) and they said, Hey, you should try to do really well on this, because itll be important later on, he said. ...I took the PSAT, and I met the qualifications for NMSC, and I did a lot more research into the program. Fullerton learned in January that he was a finalist, but he had a decision to make: Would he go out of state where he wasnt guar anteed a scholarship, or stay in state where he was guaranteed a full ride to a university? Because of the NMSC recognition, I received a full ride to the University of Florida. This was nice, so I didnt have to worry about the finances at all. I eventually decided on UF because of the reputation that it has as a top10 public university. County to draft ordinance addressing retail pet sales County commissioners invited discussion on retail pet-sale regulations to explore policy options for protecting both animals and animal owners.GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR Creative Commons Image
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 UnitDevelopment(PUD) CommunityDevelopment DirectorStevePashsaidnineof the17homesmaybebuiltwith anoptionalaccessorydwelling unitsuchasagarageapartment Howevertheseareprohibited frombeingrentedout CommissionerBobBuchanan saidthebiggestconcernforthe homeownerswholivenearbythe OaklandHillsPUDpertainsto thenumberoflargetreeslocated onthepropertyandwhetheror notthetreeswouldbesaved Theneighborhoodisdesigned tosavethemajorityofthelarge treesthatareonthelotandcreateanagriculturalsettingPash said Homes approved IN OTHER NEWS FireChiefMattMcGrewswore innewreghterRodrigoLara andacknowledgedthepromotionofJasonSchneidertore lieutenantandthepromotion ofMarcusDePaolotoengine driver PolicedChiefGeorgeBrennan sworeinnewPoliceOcerMelissaJacksonCommissioners acknowledgedBrennansrecent announcementtoretirefrom hispositionaschiefofpolice andthankedhimforhisyears ofservicetoWinterGarden Cityleadersauthorizedan interlocalagreementwiththe TownofOaklandforpolicedispatchingservices Commissionersawardeda $1millioncontracttoCathcartConstructionIncfora projecttoretrotexisting single-familyhomesintheBlack LakeHarborCrestLexington andRockCreeksubdivisions Theprojectwillallowthehomes tousereclaimedwaterforir rigationpurposesratherthan potablewater Cityleadersawardeda $125contracttoTD ThomsonConstructionCompanyfortheCarriagePointeAquiferRechargeSystemproject Thesystemispartofanoverall stormwatercapture-and-reuse projectcurrentlyunderconstructionatBradfordParkand attheCrestAvenueWastewater TreatmentPlant Commissionersreappointed CodeEnforcementBoardmembersBruceWoloshinRonSikes andJohnnyClarkwhosethreeyeartermsrecentlyexpired CityleadersappointedMatt Mooretollintheremainderof atwo-yeartermontheGeneral EmployeePensionBoardMoore willbellinginformemberDan Kuhlwhoresignedfromthe board Finallycityleadersdispensed asthecitycommissionand convenedastheCommunity RedevelopmentAgencytoreappointCommunityRedevelopmentAgencyAdvisoryBoard membersGeorgeSpigenerTim KeatingNickAsmaandDerek Blakesleewhosefour-year termsweresettoexpireThe memberswillnowserveadditionalfour-yeartermsandthe seatthatiscurrentlyvacanton theadvisoryboardwillremain unlled 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, email@example.com If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. 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The 10-year-old church is a melting pot of different cultures, magnified by the fact that many families have adopted children from other countries, creating an international atmosphere at the church. The preschool is a dream come true, said Pastor William Karshima, who has led the church as senior pastor for four years. It has been on my heart, Karshima said. When we came we started noticing some needs in the church. I think the key reason that made us want to open a preschool is talking to some of the families in the church and some families we know who were involved in adoption and foster care. They said they have kids in preschool, but a lot of the schools dont know how to deal with these kids who have had so much trauma, Karshima said. You have to know how to love them and care for them differently. I think it was a frustration for many parents. My wife and myself, our hearts are all about adoption and caring for children. Katutis said this will be a typical preschool but the teachers will be trained in a social and emotional curriculum so they are prepared to work with children who might have difficulty adjusting to dif ferent environments. Our philosophy is that every child is a unique, special gift from God and deserves our time and our respect and our love, the director said. We wanted to have a place that was a different that kids who (have experienced trauma) have a place to come where they will be loved that way, Karshima said. We came up with the name Go Love because of that. We felt that every child deserved to be loved regardless of where they came from and their struggles. They deserve to be loved the way Jesus intended, he said. The school will use the Frog Street Press curriculum, which includes a conscious discipline program that works for everyone, Katutis said. (It) really promotes a classroom family, she said. You love each other, you pray for each other, you lift each other up. Were all in this together. The classrooms are broken down by age. There will be six students in the 1-year-old class, 11 in the 2-year-old class, 14 total in two 3-year-old classes and 18 4-year-olds with two teachers in the VPK class. The staff is considering offer ing parenting classes once school is in session. Katutis, a Winter Garden resident, came on as a consultant but ended up taking the full-time directors position. I believe it totally was God pushing me out of where I was and putting me where I need to be, she said. Kids are my life. I respect them. I love them. I always do whats best for them. Prior to joining the Go Love team, Katutis worked for seven years at Christ the King Lutheran Preschool, in south Orlando. She has worked with children of all ages since 1999. Kids are wonderful, she said. I think the reason I relate to them so well is I respect them. Theyre not a pet, theyre not an animal. They are a little person. They have thoughts, and they have ideas. If you respect that, they will respect you. Let them feel like they have something to contribute. Loving the childrenAmy QuesinberryPastor William Karshima and preschool director Paula Katutis are anticipating the opening of Go Love Academy at Oasis Community Church in Winter Garden. GO LOVE ACADEMYWHERE: On the Oasis Community Church campus, 607 Avalon Road, Winter Garden DETAILS: The preschool is for ages 1 through 5 and includes a VPK program. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended morning and afternoon hours available for an additional fee REGISTRATION: Ongoing with $150 sign-up fee; space is available in all age groups GRAND OPENING: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The community can tour the school, play games, enjoy snacks and take home prize bags FOR INFORMATION: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit goloveacademy.net or call (407) 905-4932 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1The neighborhood is designed to save the majority of the large trees that are on the lot and create an agricultural setting. Community Development Director Steve PashCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 5 Our newest Schwab branch, now open in Clermont.We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Independent Branch in Clermont. Financial guidance you can trust is now just around the corner. Drop by our local branch and see how we can support you. Come in and pull up a chair. Or call (352) 404-5238.2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab) All rights reserved. Member SIPC. MWD101534-13 (1211-8090) (6/18) Clermont Independent Branch 1600 Hancock Road Suite C Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 404-5238 schwab.com/clermont Windermere Independent Branch 4848 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Suite 204 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 909-0485 schwab.com/windermere 16 00 Hancoc k Road Holly Berr y Circle 50 50 Hancock RoadHooks StreetBond StreetHolly Berr y Circle Michael S. Wytiaz, CFP Independent Branch Leader and Financial Consultant 278866 278448 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. 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But what they learned later came as a complete shock. Chronic Kidney Disease, the doctors informed them. Stage 4, they added. Bustamante was born with undersized kidneys that now threaten his life. At the time of diagnosis, his kidneys were functioning at 24%, leaving everyone baffled as to how hed managed avoid showing showing any serious symptoms for so long. I still dont really feel that bad considering how far along I am, Bustamante said. His kidneys now function at about 12%, and he is on several medications and adheres to a strict diet. He finds himself dealing with sleepless nights and unable to continue playing basketball due to fatigue, as his body diverts all its energy to operating his kidneys. Hes also had to put on hold his goal of working for Disney and pursuing a film career. So far, eight people have been tested as potential matches for him, with no success. Now, its just a matter of getting the word out.The family hopes to find a match before his kidneys reach 10% function, at which point hed need to start dialysis. You never know, there might be people out there willing to donate kidneys to non-family members, said his grandmother, Barbara Downing. Ifhe doesnt get a transplantwithin two months, the doctor said hes going to have to go on dialysis, judging by his numbers. Bustamante was placed on a national kidney waitinglist. However, the supply of kidneys from deceased donors has been unable to keep up with demand and he is running out of time. His family hopes to find a liv ing kidney donor to limit the wait time and because a transplant from a deceased donor versus a living donor has been shown to reduce a kidney recipients life expectancy. The family contin ues working to spread awareness of his situation and cling to the hope that theyll find a match. Its a big ask because youre literally asking for a body part, Downing said. It could save his life. Anyone willing to help get the word out can share the link to his blog Kidney4matt.com.To donate, visitbit.ly/2KjRgkm. Potential donors can check if they are a match by contacting Sue Kerkhof at (407) 303-3624 orSusan.Kerkhof@FLHosp.org.Matthew Bustamante is desperate to nd a kidney donor who could save his life.GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR
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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM Eric GutierrezGarden Choir members Nancy Rex, left, Lindsay Stough and Danita Dunn are three of the about 30 choir members who traveled to Ireland to participate in the sixth annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival. SEE CHOIR PAGE 8Ireland experienceMembers of Garden Choir joined other choral groups from around the world for the Limerick Sings Choral Festival June 7 to 11 in Ireland. WANT TO JOIN?Anyone interested in joining the Garden Choir should visit gardenchoir.com. The choir rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at West Orange High School, 1625 Beulah Road, Winter Gar den. The choir will begin meet ing when school resumes.Lindsay Stough describes performing at the sixth annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival in Ireland as surreal. Unforgettable (is) the word that comes to mind when I (think) about performing there it was truly incredible, she said. I think being in this other country and exploring it was an awesome experience in itself, but I really felt like the performance was the pinnacle of the whole (trip). We were there to have fun and there to tour as a group, but the music was why we were all really there.ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERCourtesy photoThe Garden Choir sang at the Gala Concert at the sixth annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival.
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Health Insurance OPEN ENROLLMENT Nov. 15 thru Feb. 15 Call ANYTIME to receive our State Farm Good Neighbor service AUTO HOME LIFE BANK278684 85 years agoWith the possibility stronger every day that the proposed cross-state canal will pass within a few miles of Lake Apopka, West Orange County residents are organizing to obtain a connecting canal, giving this section a direct water route from Gulf to Atlantic.55 years agoOur ve-digit ZIP code is 32787, Postmaster Fred Bekemeyer announced. Everybody in Winter Garden will use this ZIP code on all correspondence to speed mail deliveries.50 years agoDuring the membership drive of the West Orange Jaycees, members are made custodians of a live pig until they sign up a new member for the club. Jerry Baker is membership chairman and was seen passing Eudora the pig to Ernest Crawford for safe keeping. The Reds are season champions of the West Orange Little League: Manager and Coach Frank Qualls, Jerome Critcher, Tommy Orie, Mac Hamm, Randy Holmes, Ricky Greene, Mike Bass, John Fain, Wally Adams, Mike Hamm, David Dion, Brad McWhorter, Rickey Swindle, Tommy Sewell, Emmett Bradford, Mike Cole and Anthony Right.45 years agoThe hobos are coming. Winter Gar den is introducing a bold new concept for garbage collection, and city forces are setting the stage for this new system by delivering a hobo to each homeowner.30 years agoWalt Disney World announced three major openings: Mickeys Birthdayland in the Magic King dom, where fans can meet the star and celebrate his 60th birthday; Norway, the 11th nation in Epcot Center World Showcase with its stormy boat ride through the world of trolls and Vikings; and the 907-room Grand Floridian Beach Resort, a luxury Victorian-style hotel. THESE OLD TIMES WEST ORANGE HISTORYFROM THE WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE FOUNDATION FROM THE ARCHIVESThis bucolic setting shows the Killarney Post Oce as it appeared 20 years ago in 1998. Surrounded by greenery, it served residents of the small unincorporated community located among the former orange groves standing between Lake Apopka and Deer Island. Constructed around 1900, it was initially an oce for a nearby sawmill. It served as the Killarney Post Oce for many years and closed in 1998; patrons still possessing 34740 Killarney post oce boxes receive their mail at the Oakland facility. The building still stands, but drivers barely notice it as they zoom past on dramatically widened State Road 50. THROWBACK THURSDAYJUNE 16, 1988 The West Orange Times was selling American ag kits for folks wanting to show their patriotism during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. For $8.50, residents could display their pride with the kits contents: one three-foot by ve-foot U.S. ag, pole, bracket, top ornament and installation sheet with a ag etiquette brochure. The mission of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is to preserve the heritage and architecture of Winter Garden while creating new cultural experiences. The Foundation also preserves the material culture of West Orange County, using it to educate the areas youth on the communitys rich history.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 11 BLANCHE J. MAYNARD DIED SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018.Blanche J. Maynard, 84 of Win ter Park, Florida, passed away on June 24, 2018. She was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Feb. 27, 1934. Blanche loved being a good mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maitland. She also designed beautiful floral arrangements for many weddings and other events over the years. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Gay; her brother, Milton B. Handy Jr.; her grandchildren, Carol Gay and John Gay; her great-granddaugh ter, Izzabellah Rummell; and by her nieces and nephews, Lisa Thompson, Michelle Honeycutt, Sandra Russell, Bennett Handy, Chris Handy and Mary Handy. A celebration of Blanches life will be held at the Cornerstone Community Church, Winter Garden, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. baldwinfair childwintergarden.com.OUIDA MADGE REEVES PENKACIK DIED SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018.Ouida Madge Reeves Penkacik, 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2018, sur rounded by her family at the Westminster Towers Health Center. She was born on June 19, 1924, in Ocoee, Florida. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, John Penkacik; her parents, Mason Clindon and Claudia Underwood Reeves of Ocoee, Florida; and brother, Dolphus Reeves, from San Diego, California. Ouida was deeply loved and will be missed greatly by her children, Mary and Charlie Black, Peggy and Bob Terry, Cheryl and Joe Nastasi and John David Penkacik; her loving grandchildren, Jennifer and Mark Terlep, Brian and Laura Black, Leigh-Anne and David ORegan, JaimeLyn and Bryson Womack, Patrick and Lori Terry, Joseph and Nicole Nastasi, Julie Nastasi and Brooke Esperanza. She is also survived by her treasured great-grandchildren, Tyler and Abby Terlep, Calvin and Olivia Black, Keara and Declan ORegan, Torah and Aspen Womack, Aidan and Ian Terry and Billie Grace Nastasi; by her very loved sisters-in-law and many extended family and friends. Ouida grew up in Ocoee, Flor ida, and graduated from Ocoee High School in 1942. She attended nursing school at ORMC. Ouida fell in love with her U.S. Army guy from Buffalo, New York, who was stationed in Orlando and attended Radar School in Ocoee, where he discovered his smalltown Southern sweetheart. She married the love of her life on August 29, 1944, at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden. They built their home in Orlando. John and Ouida were lifelong members of First Baptist Church in downtown Orlando and founding members of the Downtown Baptist Church. During their many years of service, they found many ways to support the ministries helping to establish the old skating rink and family skate nights, teaching young people and maintaining the mail list and weekly mailing of the newsletter to the families of Downtown Baptist. Ouida also enjoyed planning and leading the senior adults activities and trips for many years. Ouida, along with her husband, left quite a rich heritage of faith and family. The love and joy they found in their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was second only to their love and devotion to their Father in Heaven. During their last years, the pastor and members of Orlando Reformed Presbyterian Church have supported Ouida and John with encouragement, love and prayers. The family is thankful for this care. The family also is very grateful for the assisted-living and health-care staff at Westminster Towers in Orlando. The doctors, chaplain, leadership and caregivers of Cornerstone Hospice have provided a gentle transition through her final days. Arrangements have been made through Collison-Carey Hand Funeral Home and interment at Ocoee Cemetery at a later time. A memorial service was held at Collison-Carey Hand on Plant Street in Winter Gardenat 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. Memorial contributions may be made in Ouidas name to Cor nerstone Hospice,2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. 276463 www.collisoncareyhand.com Mike Daly 3 col x 5 Collison.Proud Vicky White Robert Bittle 407-877-6700We value the importance of family in our community. As a family operated business, our services are personalized to suit you and your loved ones distinct needs. We strive to bring that personal connection to everyone we serve. PROUDLY SERVING ALL OF WITH DISTINCTION AND RESPECTWest Orange County www.winteroakfuneralhome.com113 2 E. 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Andrew Michael Cook, Peter Cooks brother, died in Chile at 39 years old in January 2017. Andrew was well-known for having lived a life full of compassion for others and volunteerism, Cook said. According to Andrews obit uary, he worked with religious leaders in New York City to improve interfaith relations, served as a counselor to highschool students from wartorn Cyprus, volunteered for the American Red Cross and launched a pay-it-forward project to spur volunteerism in Chile, where Andrew had lived for nine years. However, Cook was unaware of just how loved by the community his brother was until he attended his funeral and heard the stories stories that both touched and inspired him, as they demonstrated just how large his brothers heart was. Following his brothers death, Cook decided to do something to continue his brothers legacy of volunteerism and came up with the concept of his non profit, Largest Heart. When I started diving into this, I realized how bad things really are, Cook said. After my brothers death, and just seeing how he lived, changed my life. Before, I was very all about me and building my empire. And just after seeing how he lived and how he paid it forward and how he treated other people Ive never seen anything like it. My life was never the same again. He inspired me to make a differ ence in peoples lives and inspire change and to spread hope, love and knowledge. Thats what our mission is all about.HOW IT WORKSThe nonprofits site, which went live about five weeks ago, allows visitors to donate money, nominate a cause, vote for a cause via an online poll for GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORInspired by the life of his brother, Winter Garden resident Peter Cook founded a nonprot named Largest Heart. which they believe donations should be used, and purchase merchandise, such as T-shirts and tote bags. Once a poll ends, the winning cause receives all funding dollars. Largest Heart works with Charity Navigator to identify the top 10 participating nonprofits in the winning cause, and people then vote on the best three. Ninety percent of all proceeds are then donated to those three organizations. Its a nonprofit without a cause, Cook said. Its based on the wisdom of the crowd group thinking (and) the whole idea is that it takes a village to raise a child. We need to deter mine what the greatest needs are, so lets identify a cause and let's identify the best three nonprofits to solve it. And in return for the money that we give them, we receive their best practices, a case study and they mentor another nonprofit, he said. I mean, if theyre awesome then lets pull somebody else up and make them awesome too. Its about paying it forward. Cook, who comes from a business background, said he never foresaw himself leading a non profit organization and has been learning as he goes. He decided to take an innovative business approach when coming up with the concept of Largest Heart to make sure other nonprofits also benefit. To do that, Cook collects the best practices and case studies from the three nonprofits who receive money from Largest Heart. He then shares the infor mation with other nonprofits tackling similar causes. Most nonprofits are really small, he said. So the question is, How can you maximize your resources and why don't you partner with other small nonprofits fighting the same thing? If I can provide them with the best practices and case studies that show them how to do things better, thats going to help them operate more efficiently and help more people. And thats ultimately the goal. When asked what he believed his brother would think if he could see what Cook has recently accomplished, Cook said his brother would likely urge him to continue. Hed say, Continue to be the change you want to see in the world, Cook said. Gandhi inspired my brother, and Andrew believed that if you had love in your heart, youll always do the right thing.Courtesy photoPeter Cook is the founder of Largest Heart, a nonprot that donates 90% of its proceeds to nonprof its that tackle social issues, such as homelessness, human tracking, the food waste epidemic and related issues.TO DONATETo donate to Largest heart or purchase some of its merchandise, you can visit the website at largestheart.org. To learn more about Peter Cook or watch some of his vlogs, visit his YouTube channel at bit. ly/2KjRgkm. It's a nonprot without a cause. It's based on the wisdom of the crowd group thinking. The whole idea is that it takes a village to raise a child. We need to determine what the greatest needs are, so let's identify a cause and let's identify the best three nonprots to solve it. Peter Cook
Addressing athletic directors and administrators from around the state at a recent compliance seminar, Justin Harrison the Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services for the FHSAA shared an interesting discovery. He explained that he had been researching how the FHSAA has divided up its members into classifications over the years, and was surprised to find the status quo has been around for some time. The oldest handbook I could find was from 1931, and the classification was done based solely on student enrollment, Harrison said to the group. I talk to you today, in 2018, and classification is done solely based on student enrollment. Is it time for a change? For the FHSAA, the answer seems to be yes. The organization has been busy meeting with athletic directors and coaches around the state in recent weeks, sharing information and gathering feedback on a proposal that would fundamentally alter the landscape in several sports: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls volley ball, baseball and softball. In order to address problems such as blowouts in state tour nament games, a downturn in attendance for playoff games and a general sense of an uneven play ing field throughout the state, the FHSAA is proposing a reduction in the number of classifications and a wholesale change in how teams are assigned to a classifiSPORTSJULY 5, 2018 Gehrig Chambless had a memorable senior season for the Legacy baseball team. Page 14STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSEE FHSAA PAGE 14 SUNSHINE STATESHUFFLE?A new proposal being pushed by the FHSAA to its members would dramatically alter the landscape in several team sports reducing the number of state championships awarded and signicantly chang ing the way teams are grouped to compete for those championships.KEY DETAILS SPORTS IMPACTED: Basketball (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), girls volleyball, baseball and softball GENERAL OUTLINE OF CHANGES: Change all sports besides soccer from nine classications to six divisions (soccer would change from ve classications to six divisions); Assign divisions based on two-year power rank ings (tentatively to be provided by MaxPreps); Divisions One and Two will have 64 teams each; Divisions Three through Six will divide remaining teams evenly, with each classication having eight regions; Elimination of districts; Top-64 teams in each division will make playos and be seeded based on power rank ings, participating in a six-round tournament to crown a champion; Does not apply to rural classication TIMELINE TO IMPLEMENTATION: Currently in a feedback phase; Tentatively will go before FHSAA Board of Directors in September as a discussion item; If that goes well, could be voted on as soon as the FHSAA Board of Directors meet ing in October; If successful in October, would be implemented for 2019-20 school year THE ISSUESWHAT IS THE FHSAA TRYING TO FIX? Lack of excitement Attendance/revenue from state series games Blowouts in state seminals and state nals Adapting to a more mobile society Travel/geography issues created by districts Extra insight: The FHSAAs Justin Harrison said in a recent compliance seminar that attendance is down for state series game and that an increase in classications from six, to eight, to nine within the past decade has actually led to lower revenue. He also said that change is needed to adapt to a landscape where there are more magnet, charter and private schools than ever before. He added that schools in spread-out districts are weary of bus trips that arrive home after midnight all for games against teams that could hardly be considered rivals.THE GOALSWHAT ARE THE DESIRED RESULTS? A level playing eld To promote and preserve the student-athlete Eliminate travel issues ExcitementSource: FHSAA File photoA proposal being circulated by the FHSAA could alter the way champions are crowned in several sports, including girls volleyball. West Orange High won the FHSAA Class 9A State Championship in 2017.
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For every sport beside boys and girls soccer, this would be a decrease from nine classifications for soccer, it would be an increase, formerly having had five classifications. The second change would be in how those divisions are assigned. To determine what division a team plays in, all member schools with teams playing a particular sport will be ranked using power rankings to be done via MaxPreps, which already does this on a state-bystate and national basis. The top 64 teams in the state will be assigned to Division One, the next 64 teams will be assigned to Division Two, and the remaining teams will be divided evenly amongst the remaining four divisions, with the rural division (currently Class 1A) remaining as is. The initial idea is to reassign divisions every two years, based on the average of a teams power ranking over the past two years. Furthermore, districts would be eliminated in the proposal. In Divisions One and Two, where there would be just 64 teams, every team will be placed in a 64-team postseason tournament after the conclusion of the regular season. Seeding will be based on the updated rankings at the end of the season. In Divisions Three through Six, however, only the top eight teams in each of eight regions as determined by the power rankings would make the playoffs. This would be a depar ture from the current system in all of these sports, where every team regardless of record in the regular season gets the chance to compete in a district tournament where it can earn a postseason berth. The hope for the FHSAA, which has thrown its support behind the proposal, is to implement the new system for the 2019-20 school year. For that to happen, the item would have to be met favorably as a discussion item during an FHSAA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for September, and then officially voted on at the Boards meeting in October. As would be expected with any change of such significance, SPORTS SPOTLIGHTGehrig Chambless put up some monster numbers as a senior for the Legacy baseball program this past spring, hitting .519 with 14 extra-base hits, scoring 32 runs and having 26 stolen bases on the year. A captain for the Eagles, Chambless helped the team earn a 16-11 record its best to date and its rst win in a district tournament game. For his performance, he has been oered a roster spot at Palm Beach State, where he will look to make the team and begin his college baseball career, beginning in the fall.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSGehrig Chambless THE BASICSAge: 19 Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 190 lbs. Position(s): C, 1B Hometown: Oakland Varsity team: Legacy Travel team: Minnesota BlizzardWhich game this past season was most memorable? As far as games, it would be our (district tournament win) against Foundation Academy coming back in the ninth inning and winning. What are you most proud of from your time at Legacy? I think to have as many wins this year as we had the last two years, combined, I think the team really came together well and it was cool to see that happen. How do you feel you have left the program at Legacy? I think its in a great place. I think its now reached a point where people are hearing about Legacy and it has become a place they want to come do, join and play baseball here. The program has improved so much.FHSAAFROM PAGE 13What was it like playing for your father, Legacy head coach Jack Chambless, dur ing your varsity career? It was awesome. He is not only a great coach, but was extremely encouraging the entire time and always pushing us to be better. I would have never done it dif ferently Im so glad he was my coach. What stood out about Palm Beach State? They have an excellent baseball program. I just think its a great opportunity to have a shot at making the team and seeing how far I can go down there. Im also interested in the business and film programs, academically. What are you doing to prepare for your college career? Ive done a lot of working out this summer and also continuing to hit in the cages, practicing with my dad a lot. Getting bigger and getting faster Ive been trying to improve my pop-time and getting the ball out faster. That kind of thing. What would your advice for a young catcher be? I think just being a good leader setting an example for everyone else but also being very encouraging, especially with the pitcher. You have to make sure you stay calm, so the pitcher stays calm. What is your dream job? Ive kind of tossed it up in the air. I want to own my own business someday. The out there dream is also to perhaps be a director. Of course, my dream is also to get drafted thats every baseball players dream. Where is a place you would like to travel to? Alaska. I think (because of) the idea of it being the Last Frontier and Ive always loved the outdoors. Ive been to 47 of the 50 states, so I think Alaska is the next one Id like to go to. STEVEN RYZEWSKI THE CHATTERThe following are some concerns and some compliments shared by athletic directors and coaches for this story, regarding the proposed changes to the FHSAA State Series in several sports. COMMON CONCERNS:I always fear that when you get away from enrollment (as a means of assigning classications) that gets a little scary. Lisa Eaves, Foundation Academy Athletic DirectorThe concern I have (about the bi-annual reassignments) is what happens when I graduate a bunch of seniors and the next year Im going to be Division One with a team that is probably not Division One-caliber? Mark Griseck, Windermere High Boys Basketball CoachObviously weve got to get everybody famil iar with MaxPreps and trusting MaxPreps. Jacob Doss, Windermere Prep Athletic DirectorThe biggest thing you have to look at now is every sport (at one school) could be in a dierent classication the culture and the dynamics of the situation. Bill Alderman, Ocoee High Athletic DirectorPOSITIVE FEEDBACK:I do think it could make a lot of the games more competitive and hopefully more people will come to the games. Bill Alderman, Ocoee High Athletic DirectorWhen you're the best, when youre a good team, you always want to play the best and I think thats what this is trying to promote. Jacob Doss, Windermere Prep Athletic DirectorI think, No. 1, nine classications is way too many I thought six was a good number. I think there is general agreement that something needs to change. Mark Griseck, Windermere High Boys Basketball CoachI know the FHSAAs heart is to make it more equitable for everyone. Theyre trying to give all of these teams a chance to be successful. Lisa Eaves, Foundation Academy Athletic DirectorSEE FHSAA PAGE 15
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Its going to allow teams that are down, that are growing, to not have to pull out (of the state series) and go independent. Perhaps no sport better exemplifies why the FHSAA wants to shake things up than boys bas ketball. State semifinals and state finals in recent years have seen blowouts and running clocks with alarming frequency. Not surprisingly, attendance in Lakeland for the championships has gone down and, in that, boys basketball is not alone. In fact, Harrison told those present at the meeting in June that overall revenue from state series playoff games in sev eral sports has gone down. You would have thought, going from six classes to nine classes, that the total amount of money coming in would have increased but its actually gone down, Harrison said. Instead, under the new system, powerhouse basketball programs such as Orlando Christian Prep, Oak Ridge and Blanche Ely each of which cruised to state title this past season, winning their respective state semifinal games by an average of 28 points would be competing for the same state championship. One of the key changes athletic directors and coaches would have to deal with, were this to come to fruition, is scheduling. District schedules account for a significant portion of any teams regular season slate, so the absence of those guaranteed games could create some additional stress. However, in the case of a school like Ocoee whose district in some sports includes schools from Lake Minneola, Seminole County and as far away as Ocala it could be a plus. Definitely, in some of our sports it would be a good thing, Ocoee Athletic Director Bill Alderman said. We have to drive up to Ocala in some sports. So, financially, it helps us out. Harrison said the hope is that a lack of districts will empower individual schools and teams to make schedules that make sense for their specific needs. That could mean scheduling teams closer to home to save on travel costs, and also not having to be in a district with a powerhouse that a program simply cannot compete with. In a sport like softball, for example, enrollment-based classification has, in the past, had West Orange and Evans in the same district despite the two programs competing at decidedly different levels. Alderman said several of his coaches have responded positively to the proposed changes, viewing them as a shot in the arm. Windermere Prep Athletic Director Jacob Doss says he wants to know more about the details, but that the general idea is good. When theres change, there is always going to be people that dont like it, Doss said. Obviously there will be questions, but its moving in the right direction. While there would presumably be a hierarchy in the value of each championship no one will confuse winning a Division Five title as being equal to the Division One title the ability of more teams to have a reasonable shot is something local administrators seem to be responding well to. You have teams that had no chance of competing for championships who now will at least have a chance, Alderman said. Of course, even if the new system is implemented, there will be drawbacks. For instance, Mark Griseck, the head boys basketball coach at Windermere High, pointed out that rankings around the cutoff point for each division will make the difference between being a team that is a long shot to compete in one division and a favorite in another. I think the 64th team (the last team assigned to Division One) is not going to be real happy and the 65th team (the top team assigned to Division Two) is probably really happy, Griseck said. Details will be monitored closely, with every person inter viewed for this story expressing the desire to know more about the MaxPreps Power Rankings. It does seem, though, that change of some sort is imminent, and many local coaches and administrators are doing their best to embrace what is to come. I do think this is going to happen and Im trying to find all of the positives, Doss said.FHSAAFROM PAGE 14WHAT MIGHT THIS LOOK LIKE?An example of what this might look like, when implemented, has been circulated by the FHSAA for boys basketball. Listed below are the divisions local programs would be in next season, outlined in the example, based upon the proposed system. DIVISION ONE CFCA, Dr. Phillips, West Orange, Windermere Prep DIVISION TWO Windermere DIVISION THREE Ocoee, Olympia DIVISION FOUR The First Academy, Legacy Charter DIVISION FIVE Foundation Academy File photoUnder the FHSAAs proposal, CFCA boys basketball would be competing for the same state championship as West Orange.
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DCOR 278466 1st Place winner 2016 GOBA Parade of Homes 1st Place winner 2016 HBA Parade of Homes Florida Green Building Coalition Member and Platinum Level BuilderBUILDING ON YOUR LOT, OAKLAND PARK & BLUE SPRING RESERVEVISIT OUR WEBSITE or CALL FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.jjbuilding.com 407-476-7520BUILDING CUSTOM HOMES SINCE 1976 AWARDS HOUSE + HOMETHURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 The recently opened Rhino Dcor sells many name-brand pieces of furniture in its Winter Garden facility.RHINO DCORADDRESS: 12810 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, in the former Walker Brothers Millworks HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday PHONE: (407) 590-7148 or (407) 517-8146 EMAIL: alec@ rhinodecor.com or nick@rhinodecor. com WEBSITE: rhinodecor.com Amy QuesinberryBrothers Alec Billings and Nick Billings own Rhino Dcor, in Winter Garden, where inventory is constantly changing.When you step inside Rhino Dcor, be prepared to spend some time there, taking in all the pre-owned elaborate furnishings and high-end furniture for sale. The new home-dcor business in Winter Garden brings in pieces with name brands such as Havertys, Restoration Hardware, Tommy Bahama, Drexel and Bernhardt. There are many eclectic pieces, too, such as a metal rolling bar that would be great in any man cave or ornate wood sideboards and hutches for stor ing complete sets of china. Artwork of all sizes and styles covers the walls. Large and small knick-knacks adorn every surface.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORSEE PAGE 22DYNAMIC
22 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 www.Century21BlueSky.comFacebook.com/Century21Celebration Twitter: https://twitter.com/C21BlueSkyFL Instagram: @C21BlueskyRealtyGroup LinkedIn: Century21BlueSkyRealtyGroup Offices in Celebration and WindermereMulti-Lingual OfficesToll Free 1-877-YOUR C21Property Management Line 407-566-9382 8101 Resort Village Drive Unit #3506 Lake Buena Vista Resort 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,060 Sq Ft Offered at $210,000 MLS# S4854310 2019 Dixie Belle Drive Unit #2019 Condo in Orlando 2 Bed/2 Bath/993 Sq Ft Offered at $110,000 MLS# S5000259 rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf frfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f rf ntbt f rt rtfn f ttb r ntbt f rrf f rfntbb nbrfntbbfbnnfbn r b ntbt f r tf rf ntbt f rff r b r ntbt f nff fr f rb r ntbt f f f rfrrfr f rrr f f rr nrrfff rrt rft r r n rff rr rrf rtr rfrr r ff ff f r rrfr rb r ntbt f ff f tb rr ntbt f rf f rb r ntbt f ff f r b r ntb f rfr f rr r ntbt f f rb r ntbt f rf f trb r ntbt f rrfr f rfr ntbt f nft r f n r ntbt ft f f rfb r ntbt f f f r r ntbt f f f r ntbt f f r r ntbt f f tf f rr r ntbt f f b r ntb f f nfb tnr ntbt ff f f rt rn r rnr rf f 278848 7395 Universal Unit #606 Fully-Furnished Resort Style Condo 2 Bed/2 Bath/1,056 Sq Ft Oered at $315,000 MLS# S4843907 1124 E Watson CtPool Home in Reunion 4Bed/4.5 Bath/3,748 Sq Ft Offered at $615,000 MLS# G4854582 1009 Orange Cosmos Blvd. Single Family Homein Davenport 5 Bed/4.5 Bath/2,820 Sq Ft Offered at $349,000 MLS# O5561627 New Windermere office in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center:7798 Winter Garden Vineland Road #116Windermere, FL 347861060 Fox Hunt Drive 5+ Acres in Winter Haven 4 Bed/3 Bath/2,854 Sq Ft Offered at $729,900 MLS# O5708007 12339 Cruxbury DriveTownhome in Lake Reams 2 Bed/2.5 Bath/1,258 Sq Ft Offered at $232,500 MLS# O5712955 1405 Clubman Dr Single Family Home in Champions Gate 3 Bed/2 Bath/1,732 Sq Ft Offered at $315,000 MLS# S5001085 Two brothers, Alec and Nick Billings, opened their permanent location in March. They previously ran the business by appointment only from a warehouse in Ocoee. It got to the point where we were busy enough to give reason to have a retail space, Alec said. When we found this space, we loved the character and the history. And being on (Highway) 50, it has a curbside presence. The building, constructed in 1955, was the home of Walker Brothers Millworks for decades. Alec said he has driven by this building countless times since his family moved to Gotha 15 years ago. I remember driving by this building years ago and thinking it would be a cool place to have a business, Alec said. Little did I know it comes full circle. The older of the two brothers, Alec said he got into this line of work by buying estate-sale fur niture and selling it privately. He realized he appreciated the craftsmanship of quality furniture, and he encouraged Nick to join him. The business partners, who are Olympia High School graduates, began working for estate companies and private firms that wanted to clear out their furniture, and their company has evolved into buying out Central Florida estates and model homes. They sometimes find overstock from big-box stores, as well. Rhino Dcor has started a want list for customers searching for that specific piece, which helps Nick and Alec act as personal shoppers for their clients. Their showroom includes fur niture and dcor for living and dining rooms, bedrooms, patios and offices. Merchandise is photographed and listed on the website, and the owners said their inventory moves quickly. If someone is interested in selling items, they can email the Billingses with a description and photos. The brothers prefer to deal with multiple pieces at a time instead of individual items, they said. A third brother, Derrick, helps occasionally by assisting in mov ing jobs. Alec and Nick said their business was inspired by their par ents, Rick and April Billings, who are Winter Garden residents. Their mother is an interior decorator, and their father, a photographer, has always owned his own businesses. The name Rhino Dcor is a nod to their father, who has always lived by the rhino mantra and has a collection of close to 2,000 decorative rhinoceroses. He even gave several of the smaller ones to his sons to place around the store. When Rick worked for Canon and Kodak, he handed out copies of the book Rhinoceros Success when he attended speaking conEclectic designsCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21I remember driving by this building years ago and thinking it would be a cool place to have a business. Little did I know it comes full circle. Alec Billings Amy QuesinberryIn addition to many large furniture pieces for the living room and dining room, Rhino Dcor has many decorative items for the home.ventions. The premise of the book is to take charge and have the life you want. Alec said he has read the small paper back multiple times to motivate him. Both par ents have been beneficial to their business, the brothers said. Mom is the secret weapon for us, Alec said. Its huge to have a mom thats a designer. This has become her little play ground.
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So many EXTRAS to see! This will go FASSST! 278723Sip lemonade on your front porch in the charming Historic District! Downtown Winter Garden offers shopping, Restaurants, events, theater & splash pad. This renovated & updated bungalow maintains its character and charm and is nestled on an oversized, deep lot (.34 ACRE!) sheltered by magnificent grandfather oaks ~ story book living complete with gorgeous heart pine floors, 9 ceilings & crown molding. step through the leaded glass front door and enter the living room and dining room area. Off the living room is a teen bedroom with its own 1/2 bath (Or could be office). Through the living room, to the center of the home, is a large farmhouse style kitchen w/ real wood cabinets and granite counters plus side entry door for convenient access for groceries. The inside laundry room with storage is also located off of the kitchen. At the back of the hallway are two good sized bedroomswith a shared subway tiled bath. Up the stairs is a loft space & office area with double door access to the master suite tucked up in the tree tops (Complete with Bathroon & walk In closet). The huge backyard has garage/ workshop (25x25) w/ separate 100 amp electric service. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN $400,000 Large grandfather oak in the back yard is a great spot for a tire swing :) Heres your chance to own a one of a kind craftsman bungalow in desirable historic downtown Winter Garden! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDAPursuant to the Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the City of Winter Garden Planning and Zoning Board will, on August 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon after as possible, hold a public hearing in the City Commission Chambers located at 300 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida in order to consider the adoption of the following ordinance(s):ORDINANCE 18-25AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING SEC 94-130(c), SEC 94-130(d), SEC 94-129, SEC 106-2, SEC 94-131, SEC 94-132.5(b), SEC 94-132.5(c), AND SEC 118-1323 OF THE WINTER GARDEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Following the Planning & Zoning Board meeting, the City Commission of the City of Winter Garden will hold a public hearing in the City Commission Chambers located at 300 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL on August 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon after as possible, to also consider the adoption of the ordinance(s). Copies of the proposed ordinance(s) may be inspected by the public between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday of each week, except for legal holidays, at the Planning & Zoning Division in City Hall, 300 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida. For more information, please call Ed Williams at 656-4111 ext. 2272. Interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance(s). Written comments will be accepted before or at the public hearings. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Zoning Board at such hearing will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose you may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The City does not provide this verbatim record. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this public hearing should contact the City Clerks Oce at (407) 656-4111 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 279369 1001306.1As life changes, so do your needs. Let State Farm Bank help you make the right move. Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Shopping for a mortgage?State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, ILWe have a great selection. Jo Barsh, Agent State Farm Agent 317 West Road Ocoee, FL 34761 Bus: 407-299-0301NMLS MB #110089, NMLS MLO #385629 MLO License #LO22686M-F 8:30 5:30 Sat 10:00 1:00 278731 office 407.654.8811 cell firstname.lastname@example.org Its a one-time purchase that protects your property rights as long as you own your home. 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Step into this home and relive the good ole days of when this home was built in 1961. Living room features the corner brick fireplace, entertain in uncrowded comfort in the spacious dining area. The family room is a favorite spot for fun and informal entertaining and is very open view of the large lot, dock and lake. This home is situated on almost an acre on a quiet dead end street. Asking $399,000 JUST SOLD! BEAUTY AND THE BEST!!!STUNNING 4 BDRM/ 2 BA HOME AND PANORAMIC VIEW OF LAKE MINNEHAHA...THIS HOME IS LO CATED IN THE DESIRED GATED SUBDIVISION OF OSPREY POINT. THE WA TERFRONT COMMUNITY OFFERS THE RESIDENTS A PRIVATE FISHING PIER AND WATER ACCESS TO THE CLERMONT CHAIN OF LAKES. Just renovated to a very open floor plan... Beautiful laminate wood flooring throughout the home with the exception of laundry and bathrooms. The kitchen is a decorators dream and features custom cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, is land, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and just off the kitchen is the laundry room and access to the garage. The oversized breakfast area is exceptional with a view of lush landscaping and stately trees...living/family room is highlighted by the wood burning fireplace large sliding glass doors leading to the open brick paver patio... Spacious master bedroom that is worthy of its name...luxurious master bath, granite counter tops, dual sinks, garden tub/separate shower. This is a split bedroom plan. The two other bedrooms are located in the hallway with a full bath convenient to both bedrooms...the fourth bedroom is being used as an office. Lowest price in Osprey Pointe! Asking $509,900 JUST REDUCED LAKEFRONT LIVING!!!3 Bdrm/ 2 Ba***LAKE FRONT LIVING AT ITS BEST***FRESHLY PAINTED IN SIDE & OUT***JUST INSTALLED NEW CARPET FOR 2 BEDROOMS***NEW LANDCAPING***PRIVATE DOCK***OPEN FLOOR PLAN***SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN***GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN, STAINLESS STEEL APPLI ANCES INCLUDING A BRAND NEW SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR*** This home is the CHOICE of buys, nothing to do here except bring your furniture and clothes!!! The outside paint has a 7 year warranty and is transferable to the new Buyer. Step inside to the cheery foyer with tile flooring, to the left is the office just in stalled new wood laminate flooring and would make a nice den if you dont need an office. This home is a very open floor plan that features a dining area with built-ins, family room is the center for everyday living with French doors leading to the open patio. The kitchen is a functional balance of beauty, comfort and convenience with a window over looking the lake. Off of the family room you will find the magnificent entertainment sized living room with large windows capturing the gorgeous views of the landscaped yard and lake. This home is a split bedroom plan with 2 of the bedrooms on one side of the house centered around the guest bath. On the other side of the house is the Master bedroom that is worthy of its name and adjoining bath, also featuring sliding glass doors to the open patio and back yard. Privacy fenced back yard privacy without isolation. Make your appointment today!!! Asking $359,900. Motivated Seller! JUST LISTED 3 DAYS!!!3 Bdrm/2.5 ba.***HONEY STOP THE CAR***NO HOA***NO REAR NEIGHBORS*** FRESHLY PAINTED***REPLUMBED IN 2006***DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS***NEW SOFFITS***WATER SOFTENER***STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES IN KITCHEN STAY*** WINDOW COVERINGS STAY*** This home says Welcome home the minute you step in the Foyer with wood flooring this very open floor plan is a dream!!! Living room has plenty of room for comfortable chairs & sofa. Breakfast area/Family room is designed where everyone can Live A Little French doors are leading to the covered and screened lanai, you also have a open wooden deck with soft lighting around the deck. This is a perfect place for entertaining with the fenced yard and no rear neighbors PRIVACY WITHOUT ISOLATION. You are minutes away from the West Orange Trail, minutes from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN*** farmers market every Saturday, annual festivals, great restaurants, shopping and the Crooked Can Brewery and the Plant Street Market!!! ASKING $285,000 JUST SOLD! JUST LISTED!!!4Bdrm. 3 Ba. ***NO REAR NEIGHBORS***BACKS UP TO CONSERVATION ARA*** LAKE VIEW*** NEW AIR CONDITIONER JUST INSTALLED***FRESHLY PAINTED***GATED COMMUNITY 24 HOUR GUARD*** Dont miss the opportunity to see this home!!!If you like tile, you will love this home! Step inside to the impressive foyer, open entertainment size living/family room highlighted by plant shelves and vaulted ceiling also sliding glass doors leading to the covered/open patio area. The kitchen features a bright breakfast nook, 42 cabinets, granite counters, pantry, tiled back splash, all kitchen appliances stay and adjacent laundry room. Spacious but intimate dining room that puts graciousness back into entertaining. This home features a 3-way split bedroom plan, guess bath, private bedroom plus another full bath conveniently located between two guest bedrooms often referred to as Jack N Jill bedrooms. Master bedroom features large walk-in closet, sliding glass doors leading to the covered/open patio. Master bath has jetted garden tub, separate shower and vanity with dual sinks. The covered/open paver patio provides privacy without isolation and view of Lake Tilden. Asking $320,000 SALE PENDING! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!! Thinking of buying a home? 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26 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 278740 rSee Page & of this weeks paper ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.com or Subscribe@OrangeObserver.com DR. PHILLIPSBRISTOL PARKThe home at333 Wickham Way, Orlando, sold June 15, for $599,000. Built in 1992, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,346 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $179.02. The home at751 Bristol Park Drive, Orlando, sold June 13, for $462,500. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,798 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $165.30.CYPRESS SHORESThe home at31 Lone Tree Lane, Orlando, sold June 15, for $1.297 million. Built in 1976, it has four bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths, a pool and 3,639 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $356.55.DIAMOND COVEThe home at Sparkle Court, Orlando, sold June 15, for $480,000. Built in 1996, it has four bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 2,520 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $190.48.GOTHAThe home at Moore Road, Gotha, sold June 12, for $410,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 2,245 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $182.63. The home at716 Morton Jones Road, Gotha, sold June 15, for $220,000. Built in 1964, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,256 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $175.16.HORIZON WESTHIGHLANDS AT SUMMER LAKE GROVESThe home at Murcott Blossom Blvd., Winter Garden, sold June 22, for $455,000. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,354 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $193.29. INDEPENDENCE/SIGNATURE LAKESThe home at301 Wild Black berry Trail, Winter Garden, sold June 8, for $1.3 million. Built in 2012, it has seven bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 5,212 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $249.42.ISLES OF LAKE HANCOCKThe home at4543 Isleview Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 11, for $1.36 million. Built in 2000, it has five bedrooms, three-and-two-half baths, a pool and 4,880 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $278.69.LAKE CAWOOD ESTATESThe home at9 Lake Cawood Drive, Windermere, sold June 11, for $565,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,378 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $167.26.LAKES OF WINDERMEREThe home at3 Hawkstone Drive, Windermere, sold June 11, for $930,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths, a pool and 3,919 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $237.31.LATHAM PARKThe home at204 Bradleigh Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 8, for $425,000. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORA home in the Isleworth community in Windermere topped all West Orange-area residential real-estate transactions from June 8 to 22. The home at6 Isleworth Country Club Drive, Windermere, sold June 20, for $7.189 million. Built in 1998, it has seven bedrooms, nineand-one-half baths, a pool and 13,519 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $532. REAL ESTATEIsleworth estate sells for $7.189 millionGoogle ImagesThis island-inspired Isleworth estate, which sold for $7.189 million, spans three home sites and sits on a private cul-de-sac overlooking Isleworths 14th fairway and Lake Butler. 3,074 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $138.26.ORCHARD HILLSThe home at 5518 Myrtle Pine Lane, Winter Garden, sold June 21, for $425,867. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,514 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $121.19. The home at4304 Magnolia Ridge Loop, Winter Garden, sold June 20, for $430,000. Built in 2014, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,514 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $122.37. The home at Wildwood Pointe Road, Winter Garden, sold June 21, for $400,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,882 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $138.78.OXFORD MOORThe home at Oxford Moor Blvd., Windermere, sold June 22, for $650,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, fourand-one-half baths, a pool and 4,329 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $150.15.RESERVE AT BELMEREThe home at Delwick Drive, Windermere, sold June 11, for $480,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,667 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $179.98.SAWYER SOUNDThe home at 5066 Sawyer Cove Way, Windermere, sold June 15, for $1.35 million. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 4,501 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $299.93.SOUTHERN ACRESThe home at72 Southern Way, Windermere, sold June 11, for $650,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 3,294 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $197.33.SUMMERPORTThe home at4532 Yellow Butterfly Road, Windermere, sold June 20, for $394,000. Built in SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 194 High Sale Price: $7.189 million Low Sale Price: $79,000 REO/Bank Owned: 3 Short Sales: None
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 27 278721 278698 IN OCOEE407-905-7898 email@example.com IN WINTER GARDEN407-654-3037 firstname.lastname@example.org So local, it feels like your garage! Call Today! 278842 Trane Comfort Specialists. Quality Work & Customer Satisfaction is our #1 PriorityCall us and catch a great deal!407-470-7014 Get hooked on great Service!www.DuncansACOrlando.comSALES SERVICE INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE 1319 Green Forest Ct, Suite 412 Winter Garden, FL 34787 2006, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,211 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $122.70.SUMMERLAKEThe home at41 Green Mountain Way, Winter Garden, sold June 14, for $1.26 million. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, five-and-one-half baths, a pool and 5,572 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $226.13. The home at74 Southern Martin St., Winter Garden, sold June 14, for $546,465. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,032 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $180.23. The home at Night Heron Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 19, for $443,500. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,957 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $112.08.WATERLEIGHThe home at Bayview Crossing Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 10, for $760,000. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,936 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $193.09.THE COVE AT HAMLINThe home at Aviation Alley, Winter Garden, sold June 15, for $398,670. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,256 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $122.44.WATERMARKThe home at 14655 Glade Hill Parkway, Winter Garden, sold June 13, for $510,000. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, threeand-two-half baths and 4,337 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $117.59. The home at 14661 Glade Hill Parkway, Winter Garden, sold June 13, for $414,047. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,650 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $156.24.WEST LAKE HANCOCK ESTATESThe home at9 Bishop Square Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 18, for $530,000. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 4,384 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $120.89.WINDERMERE LANDINGThe home at210 Roseate Spoonbill Drive, Windermere, sold June 11, for $480,000. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,134 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $153.16.WINDERMERE TRAILSThe home at Horizon Pointe Trail, Windermere, sold June 18, for $425,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,651 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $116.41.WINDERMEREALADAR ON LAKE BUTLERThe home at9 W. Second Ave., Windermere, sold June 15, for $2.873 million. Built in 2007, it has six bedrooms, six-andtwo-half baths, a pool and 7,177 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $400.36.ESTATES AT LAKE CLARICEThe home at Clarice Estates Drive, Windermere, sold June 22, for $2 million. Built in 2008, it has seven bedrooms, seven-andtwo-half baths, a pool and 7,968 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $336.75.KEENES POINTEThe home at4 Boyla Court, Windermere, sold June 15, for $2.27 million. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, five-andtwo-half baths, a pool and 6,741 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $336.75. The home at Boyla Court, Windermere, sold June 22, for $1.24 million. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, four-andone-half baths, a pool and 5,542 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $223.75. The home at49 Macaw Court, Windermere, sold June 8, for $1.06 million. Built in 2005, it has five bedrooms, five-andone-half baths, a pool and 5,227 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $202.79.WINTER GARDENALEXANDER RIDGEThe home at923 Pantheon Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 15, for $328,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,061 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $159.15.BRONSONS LANDINGThe home at7 Rickover Place, Winter Garden, sold June 15, for $475,000. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,241 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $146.56.BELLE MEADEThe home at7 Firelight Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 22, for $495,000. Built in 2010, it has seven bedrooms, five baths and 5,054 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $97.94.BLACK LAKE PARKThe home at9 Cascading CreekLake, Winter Garden, sold June 15, for $334,500. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 2,834 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $118.03.CARRIAGE POINTEThe home at25 Bay Clover Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 12, for $335,000. Built in 2022, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,404 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $139.35.COVINGTON CHASEThe home at37 Grassy Stone Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 13, for $585,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,156 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $185.36.JOHNS LAKE POINTEThe home at Heron Hideaway Circle, Winter Garden, sold June 14, for $488,800. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 2,823 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $173.15. The home at7 Marsh Reed Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 8, for $402,500. Built in 2016, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,100 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129.84.JOHNS LANDINGThe home at Strihal Loop, Winter Garden, sold June 15, for $399,000. Built in 2001, it has five bedrooms, three-andone-half baths, a pool and 3,292 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $121.48.LAKEVIEW RESERVEThe home at Zachary Wade St., Winter Garden, sold June 13, for $585,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,156 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $185.36.OAKLAND PARKThe home at Gayle Mill Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 8, for $520,000. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 2,738 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $189.92.STONEYBROOK WESTThe home at Black Lake Blvd., Winter Garden, sold June 13, for $348,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,179 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $159.71. The home at943 Fox Glove St., Winter Garden, sold June 12, for $317,500. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,081 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $152.57.SUBURBAN SHORESThe home at Shore Drive, Winter Garden, sold June 8, for $565,000. Built in 1977, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,213 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $175.85. redn.comThis beautiful Winter Garden home, which sold for $1.36 million, overlooks Lake Hancock and includes a resort-style pool, lakefront access and detached garage.
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