WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserverCrossings Church in Winter Garden experimented with summer fun at Science Camp. SEE PAGE 9. MULLINGS COMPLETES TRAININGU.S. Air Force Airman Shikema L. Mullings graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mullings is the daughter of Staord and Donnarie Mullings of Winter Garden and a 2014 graduate of West Orange High School.YOUR TOWNSEE 689 PAGE 4 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORWith Orange Countys popu lation increasing about 17.5% since 2010 and Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties following suit in growth the 407 area code soon will be exhausted. The Florida Public Service Commission announced July 10 that because new Central Florida phone numbers are in such high demand, a new area code will make its appearance within the next year. The 689 area code will over lay the existing 407 area code. With all available 407 phone FREE THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORThe number of homeless students attending Orange County Public Schools has increased by about 58% since the 2016-17 school year. According to OCPS spokeswoman Lorena Arias, OCPS identified 6,134 homeless students during the 2016-2017 school year, but survey estimates rose to 9,676 during the 2017-18 school year an increase of 3,542. Its suspected the increase was Amy Quesinberry A Jamaican Familys Saga, by Leonard Archie Wilson, is available in book stores and online.OCPS homeless student count increases by 58% Survey data indicates the number of Orange County students living in unstable housing circumstances increased by 3,542 since last year.SEE HOMELESS PAGE 4Campers y at Footworks studio. SEE PAGE 3.Story-driven Winter Garden resident Leonard Archie Wilsons new book is based on stories he heard growing up and was inspired by his mother. STORY ON PAGE 4.SUMMER SCIENCE Ocoee league advocates change to Babe Ruth. 13. Central Florida to get new area codeVOLUME 85, NO. 28Big air under the Big Top THE 411 ON 689
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 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 278678 278730 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: THURSDAY, JULY 1950+ DAY TRIP: PAINT PARTY 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at SoBo art gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Create an original painting and have fun doing it. No talent? No experience? No problem. Paint parties are facilitated by a SoBo artists. Take your creative spirit and your own adult refreshments. Take home your original painting and maybe some new friends. Gallery provides all materials. Take your own beverage and a snack to share. No transportation is provided for this activity. Cost is $30 for city residents, $32 for others. (407) 656-4111. LYRICAL FUN AND MUSIC TRIVIA 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. This poetry-free session oers the deconstruct ing of famous song lyrics and stating the thought in language everyone can understand or not. Youll also have a chance to show your music trivia skills. (407) 835-7323. SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar dentheatre.org/movies.SATURDAY, JULY 21WEST ORANGE HIGH CHOIR DEPARTMENT CAR WASH 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, at Tijuana Flats, 13770 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden; and Fifth Third Bank, 3004 Daniels Road, Winter Garden. WGAA BOOK CLUB Noon Saturday, July 21, at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this book club for art lovers will include art historical references, discussions and images of the artworks mentioned in the books read. The next book is Lust for Life, by Irving Stone, which gives readers a glimpse into the troubled mind and heart of Vincent van Gogh. Presented by Central Florida art historian, artist and writer Adrienne H. Lee. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. To register, visit wgart. org/events/summer-book-clublust-for-life. (407) 347-7996.SUNDAY, JULY 22INVESTIGATING THE WORLD OF INSECTS 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 22, at Nehrling Gardens, 2267 Hempel Ave., Gotha. Practice the skills needed to become a junior entomologist, including how to identify dierent insects and evaluate the many impor tant roles insects have within an ecosystem. Lean how to use these skills to investigate insect activity in your backyard and start your own insect collection. Suggested donation of $10 per child. Contact Kassy Holmes at kassy.holmes@nehrlinggar dens.org. SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar dentheatre.org/movies.TUESDAY, JULY 2450+ DAY TRIP: MAMMA MIA! 12:15 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24; meet at Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Go with friends to see Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in Ocoee, an original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Cost is $14 for city residents, $16 for others, for transportation and movie; or $6 for those who want to drive on their own. (407) 656-4111. COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Children can meet local police ocers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk. This series is a great chance to interact with ocers in a fun and informative environment. Sponsored by the Ocoee Police Department. (407) 835-7323.WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Building A Dance Room at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Al Aki will teach the class. Cost is $2 per class; drop-ins are welcome. First class is free. Visit st.lukes. org/sports, email sports@ st.lukes.org or call (407) 8764991, Ext. 290, for details.THURSDAY, JULY 26GENEALOGY 101 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This introductory program will introduce you to genealogical terms, techniques and sources. Learn helpful suggestions on how you can begin to research your familys story. (407) 835-7323. LITTLE CHEF: A FULL SCOOP 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Lets mix and sprinkle fun toppings to make a delicious ice-cream treat to keep us cool. Ages 3 to 5. (407) 835-7323FRIDAY, JULY 27ANNIE JR. 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Satur day, July 28, at the Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike St., Winter Garden. Organized by St. Lukes United Methodist Church, the production is put on by the East Winter Garden Community Alliance. Arts After 5 is a community partner. Admission is $2, and tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 1000 Lincoln Terrace, Winter Garden, or at bit.ly/2zMi23N. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 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 ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWinter Garden leaders voted unanimously to approve the final plant and right-of-way maintenance agreement for phase 1 of the McAllister Landing subdivision. McAllister Landing is a 78.5acre residential development located at 315 E. Fullers Cross Road. Phase 1 is platted for 133 single-family lots. The property is zoned as a planned-unit development and has a future land-use designation of lowdensity residential. Community Development Director Steve Pash said the subdivision is located along Lake Apopka and already is developed with roads, but used to be an orange grove. Theyve already built the subdivision, Pash said. Most of the lots are 75 feet wide. Those (lots) that are along Lake Apopka will be 90 feet wide. The right-of-way agreement allows them to plant landscaping within the right-of-ways and requires that the HOA maintain it. The plat is consistent with the approved PUD ordinance. It has been reviewed and approved by the Development Review Committee. Pash added phase 1 of the subdivision includes two lakeside lots, and phase 2 includes more. With Phase 2, there are a total of 191 single-family houses in the neighborhood, Pash said. Commissioners then voted unanimously to approve the use of $10,480 from the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to pay for field force equipment for the Winter Garden Police Department, which includes riot helmets, riot gloves, gas masks and other gear. The grant was awarded to Orange County and will be divided among the countys municipalities, Deputy Police Chief Stephen Graham said. This (grant) is a county-wide state solicitation, Graham said. The (police) agencies in the county were given a lump sum of a little over $322,000 and each municipality gets a portion of that.ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERThe Oakland Nature Preserve has been awarded a Challenge Match Grant for its educational programs and needs help raising funds to match it. We are very pleased that we have the opportunity by an anony mous foundation to have a $15,000 matching grant, Oakland Nature Preserve Managing Director Jennifer Hunt said. We have approx imately two more months to finish gaining that $15,000 that all goes toward education programs. The money would help cover costs associated with the preserves many environmental education programs throughout the 2018 to 2019 school year and pay for items such as supplies and instructors salaries. The funding also allows the preserve to offer many of its educational programs for free. Those grants are extremely important, because not many grants will cover things like salaries, and this one will cover our instructors for us, Hunt said. If we can offer a program for free, I am happy to do so. Hunt said the Oakland Nature Preserve offers a wide variety of educational programs throughout the year all of which would benefit from the grant. These funds allow us to expand our programs like our science Saturdays, Hunt said. During the school year, we have school groups that come out on a regular basis. We have our after-school science club that kicks off in the fall theres a fall and a spring season. Were hoping to have our junior naturalist program again as well. Grant funding also helps pay for new programs at the preserve. This summer is the first time the preserve is offering a Summertime Story Time program for preschool children for free. We are hoping this year to add homeschool family work shops, so that our local homeschool families and groups can have some real hands-on science that they can do as well that they may not be able to do at home without the equipment, Hunt said. Hunt added the preserve already has raised about one-third of the funds it needs and has until Aug. 31 to raise the rest. Donations made to the Oakland Nature Preserve are matched dollar for dollar. We have been sending out mailings, emails to all of our for mer supporters, we have received volunteer grant money from Disney come in, some other companies have sent funds as well, she said.Winter Garden approves McAllister Landing Plat, police department expenses IN OTHER NEWS City leaders reappointed Ryan Hinricher and Jessica Stone whose three-year terms were set to expire to the Architecture Review & Historical Preservation Board. Under City Manager Mike Bollhoefers urging, Commissioner also approved the temporary road closure of a portion of 11th Street for the citys annual Back-toSchool Bash. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and includes free food, games, music and book bag and school supply giveaways, Bollhoefer said.Oakland Nature Preserve in need of donationsThe Oakland Nature Preserve needs help matching a $15,000 grant for its environmental education programs. TO DONATE Those who wish to make donations can do so in person at the Oakland Nature Preserve at 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Donations also can be made online at oaklandnaturepreserve.org/donate or through regular mail, Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc., P.O. Box 841, Oakland, Florida 34760. Budding under the BIG TOPFrom princess prancing to hip-hop dancing, Footworks Dance Studio is sure to have a summer camp for all dancers. Camp themes include Fairy Tale Fun, Dance around the World and more. From July 11 to 13, Footworks hosted its Under the Big Top evening camp, where campers explored musical theater, aerial silks and acrobatics. Campers enjoyed games, laughs and learning what it takes to be the greatest showman. ERIC GUTIERREZ Nora McClung showed o her skills on the aerial silks. Instructor Kim Sommers held Isabella Sheffer steady as she practiced her backbend. ONLINEMore at OrangeObserver.com
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 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 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. 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 LivingAMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORLeonard Archie Wilsons mother always said she wanted to write a book, but it wasnt until after her death in 1999 at age 77 that he realized she had been serious. Wilsons sister found the beginning of a memoir their mother had been writing in a spiral notebook that documented her childhood and family life in Jamaica. In a quest to fulfill his mothers dream, Wilson, a Winter Garden resident, has written A Jamaican Familys Saga, a look back at his ancestors lives in the Caribbean nation. A lot of it was anecdotal, Wilson said of the stories he heard growing up. We were mutts, and we were told these things over and over, at least on my mothers side. I did a little DNA research to find out if any of it was true. (Shes) Irish Jamaican. Its really bizarre. The author said he drew from his mothers notes to write the first half of the book. The second half speculates what could have happened to his uncle, who as a teenager went fishing with friends in the 1940s and didnt return. My uncle went fishing at night, which is a custom in Jamaica, Wilson said. They came back and said the boat capsized and theres quite a bit of sharks in the water. They think the sharks ate him. My mom suspected they killed him because he was an industrious man and had made quite a bit of money, he said. In the book, Wilson writes that his uncle frequently carried a huge wad of cash in his pocket.A NEW LIFE IN A NEW COUNTRYAfter Hurricane Charlie destroyed the family home and much of the Caribbean island in 1951, a large exodus of Jamaicans left for new lives in the United States, England and Canada. Wilsons family, which included three toddlers and an infant Wilson, was among those who settled in England. Four more siblings followed, although the youngest died at age 5. As a child, they were giving out ration books to parents so they could get sustenance, food and certain things, Wilson said. The social system worked really well, because doctors could come to our house, us not being wealthy, and treat all seven of the children. I was able to get glasses for free. How much schooling one received depended on his or her IQ. If you were smart enough, you went to high school, he said. It wasnt a given that you would go to high school. At the end of the five years or six years, they gave you an exam that came from Cambridge, the GCE exam. Those who passed the GCE were high schoolor college-bound. Wilson took his exam at West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University) in Jamaica and attended the City University of New York. During his teenage years, his family tired of the dampness and cold after 16 years in England returned to Jamaica, back to their home on the ancestral property given to Wilsons father and mother by his grandfather. Wilson began an apprenticeship as a jeweler with his father; this led to a 34-year career in the jewelry business in Pennsylvania.POOF!Wilson is learning how to slow down, especially after heart failure and, later, a stroke. His wife, Ernestine, insisted he retire, so he did. There are no serious lingering effects of the stroke. The Wilsons sold the jewelry store and decided to live permanently in Florida when they visited one of Wilsons brothers in Ocoee. They now live in Summerlake in Horizon West. The author spends his days writing, sometimes waking in the middle of the night with ideas to write down. He currently is researching and writing the sequel to A Jamaican Familys Saga, as well. An uncle had moved to Cuba in the late 1930s or early 40s and became a proficient shoemaker and cobbler. It all ties into the story, Wilson said. To fully research this piece of his family history, Wilson and his wife of 43 years are traveling to Cuba, a first for them. This (first) book was easy to write, he said. I finished it in no time. I was driven to write. I had (my mothers) story, and I had my story I wanted to write. I wrote like I was possessed. A second book, Poof! which he describes as mystical and based on real experiences is in print and will be available in September. numbers expected to be exhausted in the next year, the 689 area code overlay will go into effect as soon as all 407 numbers are assigned. Phone numbers can be used by faxes, cell phones, ATMs and payat-the-pump gas stations, PSC officials said. The 407 area code serves Orange, Osceola, Seminole and parts of Lake and Volusia counties. PSC officials said the 689 area code overlay only will affect new numbers; existing 407 numbers will remain unchanged. Calls within the area currently require 10-digit dialing as a result of a limited area-code overlay (321) approved by the PSC in 1998. Weve extended use of the 407 area code for as long as pos sible, but all available numbers are expected to be assigned within the next year, PSC Chairman Art Graham said. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator can now begin processing the 689 area code for efficient implementation when needed. According to the PSC, NANPA is the neutral third-party admin istrator responsible for forecasting and planning for the exhaust of geographic area codes. Originally NANPA projected the 407/321 Numbering Plan Areas would be exhausted in late 2003. NANPA petitioned the PSC in 2001 to approve an overlay relief plan, which it did in March 2002. The 689 area code overlay was set to start in July 2002, but NANPA later extended the estimated life of the 407/321 NPA and the PSC suspended the 689 overlay. Because of its aggressive push for number conservation plans, according to the PSC, the commission delayed a new area code in the 407/321 NPA for 16 years. For more information, visit flor idapsc.com. partially caused by new students who lost their homes in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and relocated to Central Florida, said Christina Savino, a senior administrator with the districts Homeless Education Program. OCPS identifies homeless students via a survey included in the enrollment packet for all students that parents fill out. Sav ino believes there might be even more students living in unstable housing circumstances. What we do during that registration process is assess their housing circumstances through a form called the Student Residency Questionnaire, Savino said. And the questionnaire identifies the cause of their housing arrangement, and were able to gather whether they were affected by the hurricane or not. ... We identified just over 3,800 students (who) were homeless due to a hurricane. And that would make sense when you look at our numbers for the past couple years versus last year. And those are just the ones weve identified there might be more we dont know of. Students are considered homeless for the purpose of the survey if they are living in an emergency or transitional shelter; living in shared housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship; living in cars, parks, campgrounds, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations; or living in a hotel or motel. According to Arias, about 1,400 students of the 9,676 are from the West Learning Community of Orange County. All students identified as homeless have access to supplemental services and are automatically enrolled in the free school-meal program, Savino said. Homeless students who live two or more miles away from their school also receive free bus rides, even if they move from one residence to another or happen to move outside of the schools attendance zone or county lines. Services include, but are not limited to, immediate enrollment into school, provisions for school stability, including school-of-origin transportation, free school meals and referrals for additional services, Arias said. Through limited grant funding, OCPS also assists with fees related to school participation and academic success, such as field trips, extracurricular activities and school supplies. OCPS also has a Kids Closet, (which is) accessible to all school social workers to meet student-clothing needs. OCPS supplemental services are funded using a combination of state and federal grants from the Title I and Title IX program. The majority of the funds are used to pay district support staff and gas expenses, Savino said. Despite the increase in homeless students, the district is operating on existing resources and money provided by previous grants, as additional funding to compensate for the increase has yet to come in, she added. For more information on the districts Homeless Education Program or to request assistance, visit homeless.ocps.net or call (407) 317-3485. BY THE NUMBERS 74 school districts in Florida4,300 schools in Florida9th OCPS is the ninthlargest school district in the country4th OCPS is the fourthlargest school district in the state2.76M approximate number of students attending Floridas schools6,853 OCPS students indentied as homeless in 2015-166,134 OCPS students identied as homeless in 2016-17 9,676 OCPS students identied as homeless in 2017-18* *Of those 9,676, about 1,400 students were from the West Learning Community of Orange County. TITLE I FUNDINGThe amount of money allocated to a school district via the states Title I and Title IX program varies based on district size. According to Lorena Arias, an OCPS spokeswoman, Orange County Public Schools received $342,549 in 2015, $392,891 in 2016 and $392,685 in 2017 from Title I funding, and $125,000 in Title IX funding for all three years. Arias added the district is seeking more funding for the 2018-19 school year to compensate for the increase in homeless students. A JAMAICAN FAMILYS SAGACOST: $11 DETAILS: 78-page paperback ISBN: 978 978-1-4809-7865-2 PUBLISHER: RoseDog Books, of Pittsburgh PURCHASE ONLINE: rose dogbookstore.com Taking Moms word Homeless student increase 689CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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Last year, two bids came in close to $1.2 million, much higher than the architects estimated $800,000. Oakland ultimately awarded the bid to Ovation Construction Inc. The town has budgeted $600,000 and has won a $225,000 grant from the Orange County Arts and Cultural Facilities Depart ment administered by United Arts of Central Florida. The loan agreement comes with a 10-year repayment period at 3.3% interest. We cant keep building houses and not expect to put something in like this, Stark said. We will use this place for many, many different things, not just art and history.Oakland secures $1M loan for art center projectThe town of Oakland will use a 10-year loan to construct its much-anticipated Art & History Center in the town square.IN OTHER NEWS The Town Commission approved the second reading and public hearing for Lakeside Churchs special-exception request. The church asked for permission to build a campus at 16001 W. Colonial Drive, which lies within the Gateway Corridor Over lay. The commission and church came to an agreement that the church can build on the north end of the nine-acre property but must designate two parcels on Colonial totaling 1.59 acres for commercial development. The commission reapproved the Oakland Park Recorded Development Agreement, originally approved in December 2016. During the negotiation of that development agreement, several versions were prepared; the version that was signed and recorded in March 2017 had slightly dierent wording from the one approved at the December meeting. The town and Crescent Communities agreed the intent is the same. Landeavor LLC, a real-estate development company specializ ing in master-planned residential communities, is buying Oakland Park from Crescent Communities. Everything we said and every thing we agreed on better happen, Stark said. I dont want one tree we agreed to keep cut down. 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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMHeidi Larson and Ann Thorsen-Moran both have a passion for teaching and music. That passion inspired them to join forces to create the Musical Minds Conservatory of Windermere. In Windermere, theres no music school, Larson said. Weve both been (teaching piano) in this area about a decade. As colleagues, we decided to combine this year and make (a school). Thorsen-Moran added the two share similar teaching styles, which played a role in their decision to work together. Larson and Thorsen-Moran each bring many years of musical experience to their students. Larson started playing piano when she was 8 years old and began teaching by the time she was 13. She is a nationally certified teacher of music with 25 years of experience teaching students of all ages. She has published her own music-theory book series, in addition to several books of her original compositions. Although an accomplished musician, she did not always have the passion for playing piano that she does today. I was 8 years old (when) my mom put me in piano, Larson said. I was terrible. I hated to practice. It was the worst. So, I tell parents, Dont ever give up on your child, because it wasntuntil my third teacher where I really clicked. She somehow saw something in me. Thorsen-Moran started play ing piano at age 3 and has studied music for 35 years. She has 17 years of experience teaching music and performance and is a Royal Conser -ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERCourtesy photosAnn Thorsen-Moran has been studying music for 35 years.In Windermere, theres no music school. Weve both been (teaching piano) in this area about a decade. As colleagues, we decided to combine this year and make (a school). Heidi LarsonEnriching musical mindsAnn Thorsen-Moran and Heidi Larson have joined to form a music school in Horizon West. Heidi Larson started teaching piano when she was 13 years old. SEE SOUNDS PAGE 8
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Larson said the two also teach students about music theory, improvisation, composition, history and artistry skills. They teach individuals of all skill levels and said there is no age limit for their students. (We) teach at this higher level where its not just learning notes on the piano, but really teaching a passion for music that can enrich the rest of your life no matter what you do with it, Lar son said. We teach beginner to advanced and people from adults who want to do it recreationally all the way to competition winners in the state and the country. Larson and Thorsen-Moran wont be the only teachers at the Musical Minds Conservatory of Windermere. To reach more students, the school will employ other teachers, as well. The two already have been working with the individuals who will teach alongside them. (Were) mainly focused on piano but also expanding to voice, guitar and other instruments as we grow, Larson said. We want to teach other teachers to do the same thing that were doing, Thorsen-Moran added. Currently, there is no physical storefront for the Musical Minds Conservatory of Windermere, but Larson and Thorsen-Moran plan to change that soon. Prior to the partnership, they gave in-home lessons or taught from their own studios. Were scouting storefronts in the area, Larson said. Right now, we ... teach in peoples homes, and I also have a studio in Independence. Students who are interested in taking in-home lessons are required to have their own piano. Once the school establishes a physical location and expands, it will have equipment available for students. In our (new) studio, we will have pianos acoustic pianos and electric pianos so (students) can get the benefits of both types, Larson said. 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Francis is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary and Patricia; andis survived by his wife, Lor raine; his daughter, Kristin, and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Strick land; the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Anna Claire; and several nieces andnephews. Francis was a lover of animals, the New England Patriots and long walks and talks with hisfamily at Castle Island in South Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Watertown Police Relief Association,552 MainSt. Watertown, MA 02472. actually leadership. In high school, Wagner started a poultry-breeding program with Mille Fleur chickens. She bred, raised and sold them as part of her FFA experience. This year, she purchased a mar ket steer for showing. She sold him at the Central Florida Fair in March for $3 a pound. He weighed in at 1,232 pounds. Wagner gives credit to her family, her mentors and her advisers for her success in the FFA program. FFA adviser Amy Anderson has watched Wagner grow with the organization, first at Ocoee Middle and then at OHS. Peter Jordan, another adviser, has been with Wagner since her freshman year. Amy Stotler, a friend and FFA advocate, has been a great mentor. And Wagners parents and sister have helped with projects and at the land lab. It is because of their support that she is able to take on this new role. Part of her responsibilities as a state officer is making time for travel. One of the biggest trips will be to South Africa in January to observe and learn agriculture and livestock practices in that part of the world. Its kind of a humbling trip to take us somewhere thats less developed and do community service, Wagner said. We see how lucky we are here. The Florida FFA Association pays for all of the officers clothing for the year and travel expenses around the country. However, the students, who are not paid for their yearlong service, must fund their trip to South Africa, which will cost about $4,000. Wagners parents, Bill and Sher ri Wagner, of Ocoee, have started a fundraising page at gofundme. com/5ruhzuw in hopes of secur ing donations. (Hannah) is wise beyond her years and (provides) great leadership, Beusse said. Im looking forward to watching that grow in the next year (and) to seeing those leadership capabilities play out as she travels to South Africa in the next year in her role as vice president of the state. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES I always loved animals, and so that drew me to FFA immediately that I would get to be around animals and learn about them. It wasnt until later in FFA that I learned it wasnt just animals. One of the main aspects is actually leadership. Hannah Wagner
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SPORTSJULY 19, 2018 Foundation Academys Courtney Amat is becoming an impressive equestrian competitor. Page 14.1 Maia Slowinski, 15, won a national championship in the Womens Division III category at the 2018 USA Fencing National Championships in St. Louis. Slowinski competes out of Winter Garden Fencing Academy and earned her C rating at the event.2 Olympia High announced July 11 that Kevin McElveen has been named the schools new athletic director, replacing former AD Aaron Crawford. McElveen has previously coached golf, ag football, basketball and football while at Olympia since 2002.3 In a week during which the team had a considerable opportunity to gain some ground in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings, the Winter Garden Squeeze instead dropped ve of their last seven games entering a break for the Prospect Showcase in North Carolina. Winter Garden dropped three of four games to the DeLand Suns and two of three games to the Leesburg Lightning. At 12-17 on the season, Winter Garden is currently in fth place.4 America Soccer Club, a UPSL club that competes out of West Orange High, won the Southeast Conference Central Florida Division Final July 14 by defeating GGS Soccer Club 4-1.5 Jeslyn Whitehead, a rising senior for the Olympia High baseball team, announced July 14 that he had committed to the University of North Florida to continue his baseball career. HIGH5 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSpeaking to the gathered parents and board members at the Tom Ison Center in Ocoee July 9, Tom Hardy did not mince words when describing the health of Ocoee Little League as it stood follow ing the spring 2018 season. The participation numbers for the league were in decline, having gone from 278 kids in the league in spring 2017 to just 150 kids this year. Its not a pretty picture, Har dy said. My heart says that, if we do nothing, in two years, there will be no Ocoee Little League. There will, in fact, be no Ocoee Little League in two years or even as soon as this fall but that is not because of inaction. Rather, Hardy and the board of the former Ocoee Little League utilized the meeting to present a case for a big change: transition the league to Babe Ruth Baseball instead of Little League. Hardys presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session and, ultimately, a formal vote. The result was overwhelming by a reported vote of 53-1, it was decided Ocoee Little League, which has operated in the community under that name since 1962, will transition to operation under Babe Ruth. The move also comes with a name change the new league will be known as West Orange Babe Ruth, to reflect its new, broader borders for participation. Afterward, Hardy reflected on the decision to take a significant measure under dire circumstances for the league. The direness is weve watched, year-over-year, to the point where we barely have enough kids to make teams and be competitive, Hardy said. The advantage with Babe Ruth is were able, under the West Orange blanket, to reach out to kids in Winter Gar den and Windermere. Indeed, the new borders for the league which has been granted tentative charter approval by Babe Ruth include all of Ocoee proper, Winter Garden, Windermere, Gotha, Orlo Vista and MetroW est, Dr. Phillips, Pine Hills, Oak land and even Apopka. That new area from which to draw children will provide a contrast from the leagues border while in Little League. Those borders roughly followed State Road 50 going east from its intersection with State A NEW ERAParents and board members from Ocoee Little League voted July 9 to transition the league from operating under Little League to Babe Ruth Baseball, where it will be rebranded as West Orange Babe Ruth.SEE TRANSITION PAGE 14
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 How old were you when you began in equestrianism? I was 8. I think my friend, Sar ah, she rode, and she started before I did. I think that kind of influenced me, so my mom found an equestrian summer camp for me, and I loved it. So I started doing riding lessons. What do you specifically enjoy about the sport? I like having a sport where you can do something with an animal, and it would still be a challenge. Which competition has been your strongest so far? There was one in May (2017) and in one class I got first out of 14 (competitors). I was really proud. What advice would you give to anyone who wants to begin working with horses? To be patient with the horse and to not give up. Tell us about your horse. The horse that I compete on, her name is Babe. Shes a Bay Quarter Horse. Shes calm and shes good at teaching you how to ride her and helps you along. Whats your favorite subject in school? I really love history. My teacher was Mrs. (Amy) Reynolds. I really liked learning about the Gold Rush in California just to see how differ ent things were back then. Who is your role model? Probably my mom (Lisa Amat). She also likes to do stuff with animals and she doesnt give up. What is your favorite place you have visited? Last summer, I went to the Grand Canyon. We got to ride mules, and it was fun to ride the mules and see all of it. Do you have a favorite Bible verse? I really like 2 Timothy 4:12. I like it because I dont like how sometimes people thinking younger people cant do stuff just because theyre young. Whats the last good movie you saw? The last good movie I saw was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I like dinosaurs, so that was cool. It was really actionpacked. What do you want to be when you grow up? I probably want to continue with the horse stuff be a trainer and teach other people how to ride. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTCourtney Amat, 12, has been making some impressive progress as an equestrian competitor. A rising sixth-grader at Foundation Academy, Amat competes for Dirty Jeans 4H and trains at Timacuan Farm in Winter Garden. At an area show in May, Amat won ribboned in three categories and she also placed ninth in the Jr. Western Pleasure cat egory at the Florida State 4-H Show last weekend in Tampa.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSCourtney Amat THE BASICSAGE: 12 SCHOOL: Foundation Academy GRADE THIS FALL: Sixth HEIGHT: 5 feet OTHER SPORTS: Cross-country HOMETOWN: W inter Garden A pair of local Little League teams had strong showings at respective state championship tournaments last weekend, with each team coming up just short of its ultimate goal. The Winter Garden Little League 11-Year-Old All-Stars went 2-1 at the State of Florida Championship, hosted at Dr. Phillips Little League. After an exciting 4-3 win over South Fort Myers to start the three-day event July 13, WGLL had taken an early lead against North Springs July 14. A pair of rough innings on defense were too much to overcome, though, as the local team was defeated 13-6. Despite a 4-3 win over Martin County later that day, WGLL was on the wrong end of the three-way tiebreaker and did not advance to the championship game July 15. Instead, Martin County defeated Northeast Little League to advance to the Southeast Regional. Overall, through district, sectional and state competition, the WGLL 11-Year-Old All-Stars compiled a record of 9-1. The girls of the Windermere Little League Majors (12-yearold) All-Stars team experienced their own heartbreak in the State of Florida Championship Fort Myers. Windermere won both of its pool-play games July 14, defeating Sebastian River 15-0 and Naples 4-3. Those victories advanced Winder mere to the state championship game July 15 against Bayshore Little League. 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At the meeting, Hardy lamented the existing borders, which did not extend to cover the entirety of the Ocoees city limits, as well as Little Leagues policy that students who attend school outside of their Little League boundaries can play for the league in which that school is zoned. An example would be that students in Ocoee who attend Hope Charter, which is west of State Road 429, could play for Winter Garden Little League instead of Ocoee. This could be a popular choice, because most players want to play with their classmates. It was also the position of the former leagues board that travel ball had become an obstacle to participation in a local league as it has more broadly for leagues around the country. The COBRA program offered by Babe Ruth, which operates as version of travel ball within Central Florida Babe Ruth leagues, was also cited as a possible aid to increasing participation. We lose kids to travel ball, and with Babe Ruth, we now have that travel-ball option, under the Babe Ruth umbrella, locally, Hardy said. The process for this change is just beginning. Hardy acknowledged much of the heavy lifting for the transition and starting a new entity is still to come. West Orange Babe Ruth will join other local leagues under Babe Ruth in Altamonte Springs, College Park and Winter Park, among others. The new league will be in Florida Babe Ruth Baseball & Softballs Southern Florida District 12. Despite the name change, Hardy said the new league will still have the support of the city of Ocoee and be able to use its fields as it had as Ocoee Little League. Representatives from Florida Babe Ruth Baseball & Softball championed an increased degree of flexibility for indi vidual leagues to make decisions and also what they said is a simpler registration process as compared to Little League. Har dy said the new league will try to keep its costs low but said costs for the fall season and beyond are still to be decided. We have to figure some stuff out we want to try and keep it competitive, Hardy said. We also want to be very transpar ent about our costs. If you look around, historically, weve always been one of the cheapest costs. There is no rest for the transition team, either, because the league hopes to have transition fully in time for the fall season. Although success is far from guaranteed with the changes, the hope is a larger umbrella for the new organization will create opportunity for more local children to play ball. Theres a tremendous amount of kids we have the ability to reach out to in this area to play baseball, Hardy said.Local teams come up just short at state Transition awaitsCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1File photoOcoee Little League has been around since 1962.
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