WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver HCP HAS TOP ADMINISTRATORRonald Milliner, administrator at Health Central Park, has been named the 2018 Administrator of the Year by the Florida Healthcare Activity Coordinators Association. He was honored at a recent reception at Health Central Park. GAS DISTRICT WINS NATIONAL AWARDThe Lake Apopka Natural Gas District has been awarded the American Public Gas Associations Silver SOAR Award its third SOAR Award win since 2015. The award recognizes excellence in system integrity, system improvement, employee safety and workforce development. We are honored to be recognized as an excellent employer and service provider, said Samuel Davis Jr., district general manager and CEO. We continually strive to provide the highest level of service and value to our customers, employees and community. Having received this award yet again is a testament to that commitment. In addition, Davis was appointed as rst vice chair of the APGA Board of Directors, following his service as second vice chair last year. YOUR TOWN Tildenville student shines as part of Opera Orlandos youth company. SEE PAGE 11.FREE AUGUST 9, 2018 Low-income residents ousted Aspen Square Management Inc. bought the Osprey Landings apartment complex in May. Since then, it has decided not to renew leases for several longtime residents. SEE PAGE 6.VOLUME 85, NO. 31 Star treatment Grab your popcorn and some friends: Cinpolis USAs newest, luxury movie theater in Hamlin is hosting its grand opening Friday, Aug. 10. SEE PAGE 4. ARTS & CULTURE GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORFans of Polish food can now get their fix at Pea Pod Pierogie Company in Winter Gardens Plant Street Market. The family-owned-and-oper ated business recently set up shop in the space formerly occupied by Eurobake World and held its soft opening July 25. The business specializes in mak ing pierogi, also known as Polish dumplings. Pierogi is traditionally made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooked in boiling water. Michelle Spievak, the owner, cooks the pierogi from scratch a Pea Pod Pierogie Company opens in Plant Street MarketThe eatery sells homemade Polish desserts, which come in several traditional avors and can be customized according to customers preference.NATIONALSPOTLIGHTRiley Desin is ready to represent Shriners. PAGE 5.SEE HERITAGE PAGE 4Photo by Danielle Hendrix
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 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 280847 280882 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: THURSDAY, AUG. 9WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 11:30 a.m. meeting, noon buet lunch at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Guest speakers will be Republican candidates. Lunch is $20. RSVP to Rebecca Mellen, (407) 230-5968 or rebeccat email@example.com. RSUM WRITING 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Learn to plan, create and format a professional rsum using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and library resources. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track. (407) 835-7323.FRIDAY, AUG. 10WINE GLASS PAINTING WORKSHOP 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Driftwood Market, 46 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Personalize a wine glass with friends. Mindy Hungerford will teach which paints to use and skills that can help participants create their glass. Complimentary wine included. Cost is $25. Register at driftwoodmarket.net.SATURDAY, AUG. 11BACKTOSCHOOL BIKE SAFETY RODEO 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Keenes Crossing Elementary School, 5240 Keenes Pheasant Drive, Windermere. The free event will include bicycle helmet ttings and safety inspections plus a half-mile bike course set up. Students are being encouraged to ride their bikes to the event. KCE students who arrive without a helmet will be given one. (407) 654-1351 BUG BACK 2 SCHOOL CELEBRATION 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at La Iglesia Cristiana Sendero de Luz, 325 Ocoee Apopka Road, Ocoee. Festival includes a backpack and school supply giveaway (children must register and be present), snacks, bounce houses, childrens haircuts, live music and a Volkswagen car show. Wanda Hernandez, (407) 393-0734. WALK A MILE WITH A CHILD HEALTH FAIR 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. warm-up exercises and walk, 9 a.m. to noon health festival at Grace Bible Church, 801 Dorscher Road, Orlando. Hosted by the National Medical Association and the Central Florida Medical Society, the event includes health screenings, exhibits demonstrations, health and wellness talks, refreshments and more. Free. Orine Newton, (407) 810-1241 or Yolanda Fleming at (800) NMA-0554. MONDAY, AUG. 13 CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Richard Cronin will present First Planned Railroad in Orange County. Free. (407) 656-0559.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15SUMMER COOKING: GLUTENFREE ALTERNATIVES 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Gleason Room at Health Central Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Explore healthy foods, packaged items and recipes, all free from gluten. Free. Seated is limited. To register, email CancerSupportCommunity@OrlandoHealth.com or call (321) 841-5056.THURSDAY, AUG. 16AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Building C, Room 204/206, at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Or lando. This support group is designed for parents of children/ teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Share challenges, ideas, concerns, success stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator from UCF CARD of fers a brief topical lesson each month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. This support group is open to newly diagnosed cancer ghters, survivors, caregivers and spouses/partners. Meet ings include a time of sharing, spiritual and emotional support. Email email@example.com or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend.FRIDAY, AUG. 17WEST ORANGE BABY RUTH LEAGUE FALL FLING 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at 560 Flewelling Ave., Ocoee. This will be an evening of family fun and a chance to register for fall baseball. Event includes kickball and Wie ball, corn hole and food and beverages for purchase. Westorangebaberuth.org. HAUNTED HOUSE AUDITIONS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17; Saturday, Aug. 18; and Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St. Panic on Plant Street Haunted House is looking for high-energy adults and teen volunteers to join the Scream Team. For information, go to Mimis Community Theaters Facebook page. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 3 278851 At Growing Together Pediatrics we offer comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. We provide physicals, immunizations, ADHD/behavior consultations and treatment, acne and eczema care and so much more.Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www.GrowingTogetherPeds.comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Same day U.S. SENATOR Roque Rocky De La Fuente: 10 Bill Nelson: 101 Rick Scott: 145 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 10 Wade Darius: 49 Val Demings: 171 GOVERNOR Ron DeSantis: 56 Andrew Gillum: 21 Gwen Graham: 45 Je Greene: 8 Chris King: 17, Philip Levine: 12, Adam H. Putnam: 97 ATTORNEY GENERAL Ashley Moody: 131, Sean Shaw: 45 Ryan Torrens: 23 Frank White: 34 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Jimmy Patronis: 127 Jeremy Ring: 81 COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE Matt Caldwell: 47 Nicole Nikki Fried: 54 Denise Grimsley: 53 Mike McCalister: 14 Jerey Duane Porter: 9 Baxter Troutman: 15 Roy David Walker: 10 STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 44 Margaret Melanie Gold: 49 Robert Bobby O Olszewski: 97 Geraldine F. Thompson: 89 SHERIFF Jose Joe Lopez: 75 John W. Mina: 149 Darryl B. Sheppard: 17 NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 15 Je Ashton: 146, Howard Friedman: 84 NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 26 Joseph Haynes Davis: 60 Tom Young: 135 NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 41 Lorraine Elizabeth DeYoung: 11 Dean Mosley: 90 Laura Shaer: 101 COUNTY JUDGE, GROUP 11 Adam McGinnis: 145 Doricia Dori Miller Rivas: 54 ORANGE COUNTY MAYOR Pete Clarke: 60 Jerry L. Demings: 129 Rob Panepinto: 64 ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 Fred Brummer: 48 Mark Byrd: 86 Christine Moore: 66 Patricia Rumph: 27 ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3 Pete Crotty: 72 Bobby Lance: 27 Bill Moore: 22 Eric Rollings: 28 Mayra Uribe: 61 Randy Whiting: 2 ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4 Kevin Ballinger: 27 Maribel Gomez Cordero: 24 Susan Makowski: 98 Gina Perez-Calhoun: 26 Nicolette Springer: 23 ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 6 Robin Denise Harris: 72 Victoria Siplin: 132 SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR Matthew J. Fitzpatrick: 34 Teresa Jacobs: 133 Robert Allen Prater: 11 Nancy Robbinson: 70 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 1 Angie Gallo: 98 Terry Rooth: 23 Heather Traynham: 51 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 2 Sara Au: 39 Jacqueline Centeno: 20 David Grimm: 14 Chadwick Hardee: 67 Johanna Lopez: 31 Eric S. Lighthouse Martin: 8 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 3 Michael Daniels: 40 Linda Kobert: 132 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 6 Karen Castor Dentel: 87 Patricia Fox: 77 Charlene Roberts Norato: 20 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 7 Chan-Denise Budhoo: 24 Melissa Mitchell Byrd: 94 Jeery Lynn Richardson: 7 Eric Schwalbach: 70 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, DISTRICT 4 Dawn C. Curtis: 67 Derek Ryan: 104STRAW POLL RESULTSCampaign trail For two-and-one-half hours, Manheim Orlando turned one of its buildings into a hotspot for community members to meet candidates vying for seats in the upcoming local elections. The event, held Thursday, Aug. 2, was hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Participants enjoyed dinner from Bubbalous Bodacious BBQ, mingling and meeting with the candidates and voting in the straw poll. DANIELLE HENDRIX Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who is running for School Board chair, waved to attendees from the stage with News 13s Ybeth Bruzual. Right: Orange County School Board Chair candidate Matthew Fitzpatrick, left, and School Board District 7 candidate Eric Schwalbach were excited for straw-poll results. Camille Evans, left, Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and Todd VanderLey chatted and mingled. West Orange Chamber of Commerce President Stina DUva, left, Winder mere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark caught up. Jane Dunkelberger, left, and School Board District 1 candidate Angie Gallo were pleased to meet each other. ONLINESee more at OrangeObserver.com
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To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com.WEST ORANGE TIMES & 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedOrangeObserver.comObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life, Season Magazine and Baldwin Park Livingskill she learned growing up, she said. My grandparents from both sides came from Poland, and I grew up doing this, especially during Christmas and holidays, she said. Spievak, who comes from New Jersey, said making pierogi was simply a hobby for her before. But it eventually became an extra source of income when she noticed how popular her pierogi were in her local community. You cant make small batches of these, so back in New Jersey, Id make a batch for Christmas, but I would end up with so many in my freezer, Spievak said. So Id offer some to my friends, and they were like, Let us give you money for it. ... So one day I posted them for sale on a Facebook page used by the locals in the town I lived in, and people went nuts. Her hobby soon became a booming business. After relocating to Ocoee four years ago, Spievak noticed a lack of options for Polish cuisine. I wondered how it would work out if I started selling some (pierogi), she said. So I just popped it in a local community board and another Facebook page for locals down here. I got a decent response. People would meet me at Publix or near my house to pick them up. In February 2017, a woman involved with the Summerport Farmers Market asked Spievak if shed like to join their food truck night. Spievak agreed and sold out on the first night. Shortly after, she joined the local farmer markets in Windermere and Cler mont. Later, she started selling them at the Winter Garden Farmers Market, the Brownwood Paddock Square Farmers Market in Sumter County and the Mount Dora Village Market in Lake County. She also sells frozen pierogi packages at the Winter Garden Collective. The response she received at each venue encouraged her to leave her job as a paralegal to share the comfort food from her youth with the larger community, she said. And so our hobby just turned into a business, but I never expected this, not at all, said Spievak, who cooks the pierogi with the help of her husband, Jon. But I like it here because people can actually see me make them. A lot of people at the markets didnt believe I make these by hand. But heres my scoop and my fork. Spievak currently offers about 20 different flavors of pierogi the most popular of which is the classic ruskie and is made with russet potato and cheese. Spievak also plans to expand the menu and hold a grand opening in the coming weeks. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORTwo years ago, Hamlin developer Boyd Development Corporation announced that Cinpolis USA was bringing a luxury movie the ater to the community. Now, the 10-screen, 40,000-square-foot theater invites guests to enjoy mov ies in style through its enhanced movie-going experience.FANCY FILMSHamlins movie theater comes complete with fully reclining leather seats, in-theater dining with the push of a button, full bar and expansive menu, elegant lobby space and cutting-edge sound and projection technology. Cinpolis currently has 20 theaters nationwide, with the Hamlin theater being the fifth Florida location alongside Miami, Deer field Beach, Jupiter and Davenport (Polk County). However, it is only the second Florida location for a Cinpolis luxury theater the other three are premium theaters. Premium is a culmination of things, but luxury is very defined, said Annelise Holyoak, Cinpolis USAs national director of marketing and communications. It has push-button waiter service, a full bar, luxury leather reclining seats, and the biggest difference is that it has the on-demand waiter service. The premium locations vary, but typically its slightly more upscale than a traditional theater. Some have a full bar and some dont, but none of them have the push-button waiter service. The on-demand waiter service allows moviegoers to order gour met appetizers, beverages and restaurant-quality entres at the simple push of a button. The menu includes the traditional popcorn and candy but also boasts cheese boards, hummus, flatbreads, salads, hot sandwiches, tacos, a dessert menu and more. We have a full menu of pretty much anything you can think of from healthy options to burgers and fries, Holyoak said. We sell all the traditional candy, and at this location, we sell butter popcorn, light popcorn, Cheetos popcorn and zebra popcorn which is caramel corn drizzled with chocolate. We also serve our own caramel popcorn, fresh and hot. And patrons dont need to worry about their view being blocked: The auditoriums are set up stadium-style, so each seat is above the one in front of it.AT HOME IN HAMLINAt Cinpolis, all ages are welcome to come and enjoy a movie or even hang out in the lobby and order food or drinks. We want it to be a hangout, Holyoak said. We encourage people who dont want to come see a movie to come and hang out at the bar, hang out in the lounge, relax and enjoy yourself. Anyone is welcome to come in, eat and hang out. Its a great place to stop by for the night. Creating an upscale yet familyfriendly atmosphere is important to the company, and its part of the reason Holyoak said Cinpolis decided to plant roots in Hamlin. I think the Boyd Development Company and Hamlin are great partners for us, she said. The Orlando market, in terms of Winter Garden, is underserved with options outside of Disney. Weve already gotten so much great feedback from guests, that theyre happy to have something to do enter tainment-wise that is not related to any of the parks. I think thats really (Hamlins) mission, to create a great place for locals that is in a market traditionally underserved. Theres so many families, and while we do cater to date nights and we serve alcohol, we also serve families and play all the family movies, she said. This is a great area, it has great schools, and its the perfect location for us. Moviegoers also will find both surface parking and a two-story parking garage. The theater will play anywhere from eight to 10 movies, Holyoak said, and although it doesnt have IMAX capabilities, there are 3D showings. Ticket prices range depending on time and day, but guests can expect to pay about $5 more per ticket than they would at another theater, she said. For example, plan to pay just under $18 for a ticket if youre going to see a new movie at peak time on a Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased online, through the Cinpolis smartphone app, directly at the box office or at self-serve kiosks near the box office and in the lobby. CINPOLIS LUXURY CINEMAS HAMLIN14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden GRAND-OPENING CELEBRA TION: Noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Activities include a live disc jockey, giveaways, Instagrammable photo oppor tunities and complimentary samples. JOBS: jobs.cinepolis.com TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES: cinepolisusa.com/locations/ cinepolis-luxury-cinemashamlin SPECIAL: Magic Hour, $10 tickets 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (select shows only); Happy Hour, 40% o bar drinks and $5 appetizer specials 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through FridayMovie magic PEA POD PIEROGIE COMPANY426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden EMAIL: peapodpierogieco@ gmail.com PHONE: (407) 219-7900 HOURS: 11 am to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays WEBSITE: FBcom/peapodpierogiecompany Gabby BaqueroMichelle Spievak, the owner of Pea Pod Pierogie Company, said the practice of making pierogi was a family tradition that turned into a fun hobby and eventually evolved into her own business. Heritage inspires eatery Cinpolis Hamlin theater is the fth Florida location.Photos by Danielle HendrixEach of the 10 auditoriums boasts fully reclining leather seats. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 5 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.50% is guaranteed for 6 months from account opening date. The Money Market account must be opened with new money or monies not currently held at Fidelity Bank. After 6 months, the Money Market Annual Percentage Yields apply. They are today: the APY is 0.15% for balances up to $24,999.99. For balances from $25,000 to $49,999.99, the APY is 0.20%. For balances from $50,000 to $99,999.99, the APY is 0.25%. For balances of $100,000 to $249,999.99 the APY is 0.25%. For balances $250,000 and above, the APY is 0.30%. APYs are accurate as of 7/25/2018. Rates are subject to change at anytime. A monthly maintenance fee of $10 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $2,500 for a Business Money Market account. A monthly maintenance fee of $6 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $1,000 for a Personal Money Market account. Six withdrawals per statement period are permitted. There is an excessive withdrawal fee of $10 for each additional withdrawal of any type. Fees could 2Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.60% for 12 months, 1.80% for 18 months, and 2.00% for 24 months is accurate as of 7/25/2018 and is subject to change at any time. Minimum balance to open and obtain this APY is be imposed for early withdrawal. No public funds or managed funds are eligible. Rates to Roar About 888.248.LION (5466) LionBank.com$500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per Customer 12 Month1.60%APY224 Month2.00%APY21.80%APY218 MonthCD Rates$2,500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.1.50%APY1Money Market Rates 281333 281866 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORRiley Desin will be visiting Shriners Hospitals for Children all around the country in the next 12 months, but it wont be for medical assistance. The Winter Garden teenager has been selected as one of two patients to represent the hospital system as a national ambassador. There are 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and Riley said his familys goal is to visit every one of them. My role is to be traveling the country representing Shriners Hospitals for Children and Shriners International and bringing awareness to the hospital on the national level, he said. The representatives will spend the year sharing their stories of perseverance in the face of adver sity and the ways Shriners Hospital sfor Children have made a dramatic, life-changing difference in their lives. He will be a face to the mission, his mother, Tina Desin, said. And he will do all this while tack ling his senior year of high school at Foundation Academy. In addition to the hospital visits, Riley had to commit to attending four national events: a PGA tour nament in Las Vegas in November; the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California, and a college all-star football game in St. Petersburg in January; and a college baseball tournament in Houston in March. The family plans to tour the West Coast hospitals while they are in California for Rileys participation in the Rose Bowl Parade. They will spend Thanksgiving break on the East Coast and spring break in the Midwest. He is scheduled to speak at Shriners centers in Atlanta and Talla hassee next month. Additional speaking engagements could arise during the year, too. Prior to Rileys selection as a national patient ambassador, a film crew visited his school, work place and home to document his life. He learned in January that he was named a national ambassador, but the official announcement was made at the national convention last month. He and the other teen ambassador addressed the Shri ners in attendance. Going into it, I had a feeling I would be chosen, Riley said. Its something Ive wanted for the last few years.HELP FOR FAMILIESShriners Hospitals provide medical care for children with orthopedic issues, burns, cleft lips and palates and spinal cord injury, regardless of the familys ability to pay. Riley was born with a genetic condition called Hereditary Mul tiple Exostoses, which causes irregular bone growth. The exostoses are commonly known as bone spurs, and they were discovered from head to toe during a full-body X-ray when Riley was 15 months old. The disorder causes joint and mobility issues. He has had more than a dozen surgeries several to lengthen the ulna in his left arm and many to straighten his legs. Other surgeries have been done because the spurs were causing pain or making it difficult for him to move. Its like cartilage-capped bones, Tina Desin said. They grow lumpy. Riley has served as a local patient ambassador for a few years at Shriners Hospitals Tampa location, where he continues to receive checkups twice a year. Doctors dont intervene unless the growths are causing an issue. From what the doctors say and think, once I stop growing, the growths should stop growing, as well, he said.THE JOURNEY CONTINUESRiley, 17, and the other seniors at Foundation painted their parking spaces a few weeks ago in anticipation of the new school year. He stays busy with school, attending classes, participating in clubs and volunteering. Last year, he was basketball manager and spent a great deal of time with the team and going to practices. Hes a member of National Honor Society and Christians In Service and does volunteer work through the school. Despite his struggles and despite missing 19 days of school last year for medical reasons, Riley is a straight-A student. His plan is to attend Valencia College and then the University of Central Florida. He would like to work for Shriners Hospitals, possibly in the publicrelations department. He wants to join Shriners International someday. One of the best things to happen to him, he said, has been the chance to spend time with a young boy from the Daytona area who has the same rare condition. The boys mother said meeting Riley has giv en the family hope. Riley knows his journey isnt through yet, because theres always the possibility of more growths and more surgeries. But the condition has given him a new perspective on life. This disorder isnt a crutch; it isnt an excuse, Riley said. Its a reminder of all of the amazing people I have met.Riley Desin named a national ambassadorThe Foundation senior will travel the country as a representative of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. This disorder isnt a crutch; it isnt an excuse. Its a reminder of all of the amazing people I have met. Riley DesinCourtesy photo
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Dillard St.Located in the Windtree Professional Center (Behind KFC) Windtree Professional Center 50/Colonial Dr KFC Wendys We offer individualized care in a relaxed unhurried environment. Our focus has always been on the quality of your dental treatment to insure the best possible outcome for the long term. 407-877-6666Network provider for Delta Dental, MetLife, CIGNA, Aetna, BC/ BS, Florida Combined Life, Humana, United Healthcare, & Dentemax PPOs. Financing offered through Care Credit. Most major Insurances Accepted.280861 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORA Winter Garden complex that once offered housing options for senior citizens and low-income families who relied on Section 8 Housing Vouchers now is being marketed as luxury apartment living. The community, at 584 W. Bay St., was known as Osprey Landings but was renamed Slate Luxury Apartments when Massachusettsbased Aspen Square Management Inc. bought the complex. Aspen now is offering units in the complex starting at $1,050 per month the same units that just months before had been home to struggling families for years. Without their leases renewed, some of those former residents now live on the streets, with their families scattered in the homes of friends and relatives. Others still residing in the community have watched as their longtime neighbors pack up their possessions and live in fear they soon might be next.EMPTY APARTMENTSLook at all the empty apart ments, said Evelyn Acevedo, a current resident and retired teacher for Orange County Public Schools. Everybody got kicked out. Every body. Even after they said we could stay one more year. According to current and previous tenants, when the new company took over in May, company representatives gathered the tenants for a meeting and said they would allow everyone paying with vouchers to stay one more year. After that, they would only accept the vouchers on a case-by-case basis. Kathy Cabrera, 22, who lived at Osprey Landings for five years with her elderly parents, was one of several who reasoned a year was enough time to find a new place. But her situation changed when she was informed just days later that she had to move out by July 31. We had a big meeting, and they said they would accept the voucher for a year until we find a house or another apartment, said Cabrera, who now lives with her parents in her sisters two-bedroom apartment in Winter Garden. And then, after that, we had another meeting where they called each of us to the office privately. And they told us we had to leave because our apartment was selected to be renovated and our lease was ending soon. Other residents whose leases were coming up for renewal also were notified they would be prohibited from renewing. Cabrera said she does not understand why the company did not offer the chance to be moved to another unit. I thought if your apartment was selected to be renovated, they would just put you in another apartment, Cabrea said. But I think they just changed their mind and then told us to leave. So we asked why they told everyone in the big meeting that they would give us a year so we can find another place to go, but then they said that they dont remember. Some new people in the office said, Well, Im sorry, but I wasnt there, so I didnt hear that. And I was like, seriously? But they lied to us, to everybody. And theres a lot of people theyve hurt. Acevedo, the retired teacher, lived in her apartment for 10 years before she was told to leave by Aug. 30. She, too, remains confused why she cant be placed in another unit. They didnt give me a reason; they didnt give any of us a reason, she said. They just said they need to fix the apartments inside. But I dont understand why they dont just put us in another apartment. Aspen Square Management did not return repeated calls seeking comment.NOWHERE TO GOCurrent residents estimate about 15 people have left since Aspen, which owns seven other communities in Central Florida, took over. In addition to leaving their homes unwillingly, former tenants have found it impossible to find affordable apartment communities near by that accept vouchers and also have available units. According to Orange Countys Housing Department, there are currently 97 apartment complex es/landlords, including municipalities, that accept Section 8 Vouchers. Ive been trying to find a place, but all the places either dont accept my voucher, or theyre full or say I dont qualify, Acevedo said. All I get is Social Security income. Thats all I got. Im frustrated. Were all frustrated. And now my family will be separated. Suzette Ramos, whos resided there since 199, was living with her 24-year-old son in one of the units until she was told to leave by July 31 so the company could renovate her unit. Ramos was unable to find a place and now lives in a two-bedroom apartment with her parents. We looked and looked, but theres nothing, said Ramos, whose son had been saving up for an apartment of his own but now lives in the street. The waiting lists are very long. And even if we are given priority, it doesnt matter, because theres no vacancy in those apartments. And the places that do have vacancy are very far. As Ramos shared her story, she pointed to five units where her neighbors once resided neighbors who had left in tears, she said. Jessica Carbona, a mother of four, was told to go because too many people resided in her twobedroom apartment. She said she told them her 18-year-old just graduated high school and was leaving but Aspen insisted she had to go. She was unable to find an available apartment in time and had no choice but to separate her family. I had to separate all my kids, so two of them are in Clermont with my cousin, and my youngest, my 4-year-old, is living with their dad, Carbona said. We lived there for 10 years. All of a sudden, these people come, and in two months, I had to split my family. And they didnt care. Now, Im basically liv ing on the streets with nowhere to go. Its horrible.THEY SEE US LIKE TRASH Since Aspen Square management bought the apartment community, it has spruced up the communitys appearance and invested in landscaping. But current renters, angered by how theyve been treated, feel it is a ploy to attract a certain demographic one that does not include them. They just slapped on some paint, added these palms and this wood here and called it luxury apartments, Acevedo said. But this is not luxury. These apartments are full of cockroaches. And they have no remorse for the people theyre kicking out. They didnt have any remorse for the family with autistic children that had to leave, or this girl whose parents were about 80 years old. Tenants also suspect they were deliberately deceived to be lured into a false sense of security. In Winter Garden, a lot of people are rich, but we are poor, and they want to get rid of the poor people, Ramos said. They treat us like trash. They look at us as if we are trashy people just because we are poor. Its discrimination. But were not trash. We matter.A clean Slate? Gabby BaqueroSince the purchase, Aspen Square Management, Inc has invested in the outward look of the apartment buildings and added landscaping features.
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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM Kick o the Sunday shoes GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORResidents still have the opportunity to catch one of the five remaining shows of St. Lukes United Method ist Churchs theater production of Footloose: The Musical. The show, the churchs seventh annual summer musical, opened on Friday, Aug. 3, and is based on the 1984 film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack. The production tells the story of Ren, played by Spencer Morrow, and his mother, Ethel McCormack, played by Stepha nie Adams, who leave Chicago to relocate to the small town of Bomont, Texas. But the mother and son quickly realize how dif ferent life in Bomont is from the city life to which theyre accus tomed, particularly as the town has banned dancing. However, with the help of his newfound friends Ariel Moore and Willard Hewitt, played by Andrea and Rob Stack, Ren takes on both the reverend and the town council, revealing the towns unhealed wounds. The show was directed by Boston native Steve MacKinnon, St. Lukes United Methodist Church is presenting Footloose: The Musical as its seventh annual summer production.The starring role, Ren McCormack, is played by Spencer Morrow. St. Lukes production of Footloose: The Musical features a 45-person cast and crew. St. Lukes theater director Steve MacKinnon and lead pastor Jennifer Stiles Williams lm a Facebook livestream video introducing the show and cast. Ariel Moore, played by Andrea Stack, oers a kiss to Chuck Cranston, played by Zeshan Khan, during the scene The Girl Gets Around. SEE PLEASE PAGE 15Photos by Gabby Baquero
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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 11 281111 Dr. Michael Mercado, Dr. Guillermo Acevedo, Francisco Gonzalez, PA 1002 South Dillard Street, Suite 102 Winter Garden, FL 34787Dr. Mercado at West Orange Family Medical Care is happy to announceDr. Acevedo just recently moved to the West Orange community. We are happy to welcome him to Winter Garden and West Orange Family Medical Care!We will be accepting new patients. Walk-ins are always welcome!!TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT please call us now (407) 877-3577Now accepting most major insurance plans and managed care.Dr. Guillermo Acevedo Sirviendo la comunidad latina 280996www.jaysqualitytreeservice.com STUMPED?? 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Her dads an enter tainer and her grandfather is an entertainer, so shes always been exposed to it all along.THE YOUTH COMPANYThe Opera Orlando Youth Company is for children and teenagers between ages 8 and 18 and is divided into two divisions the Childrens Chorus, for elementary and middle-school ages, and the high-school-age Apprentice Company. The youth company was founded by Education Director Robin Jensen, and under her tenure the youth choruses have performed with multiple Orlando Philhar monic productions. For Opera Orlando, she developed an intensive singing and acting program for children ages 7 to 18. Along with Tim Williams serv ing as the acting coach, Jensen also brought Amado Bobadilla onboard as the vocal improvisation/composer. Last year, they had a very rigorous performance schedule, Alina Williams said. A selection of the Opera Orlando children choir was cast to be in the adult opera La bohme. Right after that, they got to be the childrens choir in the Orlando Philhar monics Home for the Holidays. The Orlando Philharmonic is on stage, and they had the Opera Orlando kids, another chorus and a professional cast of Disney performers. They did a couple of weekends of performances with that. It was really neat, they got to perform at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the kids were amazing. The children get to perform a mixture of traditional opera and some musical-theater pieces. Carys favorite part, she said, is getting to be around like-minded people and having the opportunity to participate in large productions. We get to perform around a lot of people, she said. We have fun doing it. It was really cool. It was interesting to sing with adults that are trained professionally in singing.CARYS THE SONGBIRDAt just 2 years old, Carys became fascinated with watching Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with her grandpar ents. She watched it just about every day for a while, to the point where she had nearly memorized every part of the DVD. Her influence also comes from modern pop stars and popular music. When I was little, I used to sing Lady Gaga, Carys said. (I also like) Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Tim Williams said Carys always has been very melodic and had a propensity to sing from the time she could vocalize. She would stand up on the chaise in the middle of the living room with a microphone and a cappella sing Lady Gagas Edge of Glory, he said. Even now, shell make up songs. Its nice, because its a form of self expression for her. At about age 6, Carys and her parents went to the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. The youth company sings there almost every year, Tim said. Although Carys was too young to officially sing, there was a part in the show where company members asked guests to write down their favorite Christmas memory in one sentence; they then used those memories to form lyrics and improvise a song from them. She not only brought her paper up but said she wanted to sing, Tim said. There was my daughter, not in the company, but singing at the Festival of Trees. She just got a lot of encouragement. I think even more than just singing, Carys is really gregarious and a social extrovert. She likes to be around people, and I think the youth company really made her feel welcome. Its a place where she can express herself and have friends. During busy parts of the season, when the youth company is putting on productions, it can be a challenge to balance a rigorous practice and performance schedule with school and sleep. Alina Williams said for La bohme and Home for the Holidays, they worked on late-night rehearsals, and it was a balanc ing act with show commitments, school, getting enough sleep and doing homework. But the opportunities Carys receives as a member of the youth company are unparalleled. Already a student at Tildenville Elementarys dual-language magnet program, she also gets to learn different languages for some productions. Thats hard (sometimes) because you have to learn differ ent languages, Carys said. We do Italian, and we did two other languages. La bohme was in a whole different language. Carys also is getting the same training that professional opera singers do at 9 years old. Although a little less intense and done in a classroom setting, the training is invaluable. Im just overjoyed with pride and happiness for anything that she finds happiness in, Tim said of his daughter. I also get to experience something a lot of parents dont, and I know Im lucky in this aspect. A lot of par ents will send their kids to piano or tennis lessons and drop them off and come to the recitals and see the fruit of their labor: Im different in the sense that I get to through the process with her, because Im one of her teachers. Its pretty amazing to watch her and be a part of her process; it means a lot to me. OPERA ORLANDO YOUTH COMPANYThe youth company is holding auditions Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m. by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an appointment time or send questions. Auditions will be held at Broadway United Methodist Church at 406 E. Amelia St., Orlando. Children must prepare two vocal selections for the audition. For more information on the youth company, audition requirements or to get involved, visit operaorlando. org/youth. Carys the songbirdAt just 9 years old, Tildenville Elementary fourth-grader Carys Williams sings and trains with Opera Orlandos youth company.Danielle HendrixCarys Williams has been singing since she could talk. Now, she uses her talent as part of the Opera Orlando Youth Company.
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The home at 5306 Isleworth Country Club Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 1, for $5 million. Built in 2017, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, three half-baths, a pool and 8,802 square feet. The price per square foot is $568.05. The home at 5300 Isleworth Country Club Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 1, for $5 million. Built in 2017, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, two half-baths, a pool and 8,162 square feet. The price per square foot is $612.59. These are the highestselling homes in each community in West Orange.HORIZON WESTCOVE AT HAMLINThe home at 5631 Tiger Way, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 1, for $599,275. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 4,006 square feet. The price per square foot is $149.59. The home at 5624 Tiger Way, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 1, for $485,127. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 4,006 square feet. The price per square foot is $121.10.HIGHLANDS AT SUMMERLAKE GROVESThe home at 15624 Kinnow Mandarin Lane, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $419,000. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 2,834 square feet. The price per square foot is $147.85.INDEPENDENCE/ SIGNATURE LAKESThe home at 15544 Avenue of the Arbors, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $899,900. Built in 2017, it has five bedrooms, five-and-onehalf baths and 5,692 square feet. The home at 15538 Avenue of the Arbors, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $899,900. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, five-andone-half baths and 5,692 square feet. The price per square foot is $158.10.ISLES OF LAKE HANCOCKThe home at 14704 Pylon Court, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $1.04 million. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,362 square feet. The price per square foot is $309.34. The home at 7833 Freestyle Lane, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $622,470. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,362 square feet. The price per square foot is $185.15. REAL ESTATE Two Isleworth estates top weekly home sales realtor.com and estately.comThese two Isleworth homes, at 5306 and 5300 Isleworth Country Club Drive, Windermere, sold Aug. 1, for $5 million each. Both homes were designed by renowned architect Terry Irwin and built by Wyatt Anderson Construction. SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 120 High Sale Price: $5 million Low Sale Price: $82,000 REO/Bank Owned: One Short Sale: One ballroom dancing Instruction for Beginners By Darlene Bienias 407-451-5000 Monday Evening Classes: Beginner 6-7pm Beginner Plus 7-8pmPartners suggested. Register Now. CLASSES STARTING AUGUST 13 8 WEEKS FOR $53 PER PERSONWestside Technical School 407-905-2000 955 E. Story Road, Winter Garden282691
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 13 LAKESHORE PRESERVEThe townhouse at 8841 Lakeshore Pointe Drive, Winter Gar den, sold July 30, for $589,000. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,690 square feet. The price per square foot is $218.96. The townhouse at 8847 Lakeshore Pointe Drive, Winter Gar den, sold July 31, for $495,000. Built in 2016, it has three bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths, a pool and 2,555 square feet. The price per square foot is $193.74.ORCHARD HILLSThe home at 5090 Palmetto Park Drive, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $419,000. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,514 square feet. The price per square foot is $119.24.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 7631 Loon Ave., Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $415,000. Built in 2016, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,957 square feet. The price per square foot is $104.88.OCOEEARDEN PARK NORTHThe home at 1627 Amber Leaf Circle, Ocoee, sold July 31, for $339,926. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 2,900 square feet. The price per square foot is $117.22.ARDEN PARK SOUTHThe home at 1929 Arden Oaks Drive, Ocoee, sold July 31, for $401,000. Built in 2016, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,845 square feet. The price per square foot is $104.29.CROWN POINT WOODSThe home at 1714 Crown Point Woods Circle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 2, for $460,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths a pool and 3,308 square feet. The price per square foot is $139.06.EAGLES LANDINGThe home at 363 Westyn Bay Blvd., Ocoee, sold July 30, for $449,824. Built in 2013, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,673 square feet. The price per square foot is $122.47.WESMEREThe home at 316 Carisbrooke St., Ocoee, sold Aug. 1, for $400,000. Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,555 square feet. The price per square foot is $156.56.WINTER GARDENBRADFORD CREEKThe home at 14480 Sunbridge Circle, Winter Garden, sold July 30, for $512,963. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,478 square feet. The price per square foot is $147.49. The home at 14450 Sunbridge Circle, Winter Garden, sold July 30, for $443,790. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 2,821 square feet. The price per square foot is $157.32.CYPRESS RESERVEThe home at 14212 SunRidge Blvd., Winter Garden, sold July 27, for $403,985. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,676 square feet. The home at 14247 SunRidge Blvd., Winter Garden, sold July 30, for $390,000. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,931 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.06.FOXCRESTThe home at 952 Home Grove Drive, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $440,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,425 square feet. The price per square foot is $128.47.LAKE FORESTThe home at 632 Duff Drive, Winter Garden, sold July 30, for $472,500. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,003 square feet. The price per square foot is $157.34. The home at 707 Duff Drive, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $445,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,611 square feet. The price per square foot is $170.43.STONEYBROOK WESTThe home at 2358 Baronsmede Court, Winter Garden, sold July 31, for $505,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, four-andone-half baths and 4,346 square feet. The price per square foot is $116.20.SUNSET LAKESThe home at 13680 Sunset Lakes Circle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 2, for $383,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,263 square feet. The price per square foot is $169.24.WAYWARD CAYThe home at 3420 Tempest Way, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 2, for $441,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,210 square feet. Two Isleworth estates top weekly home sales TOWN OF OAKLANDThese are the largest building permits issued by the town of Oakland for the month of July 2018, in order of dollar amounts. ADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 126 Petris Ave. New construction Town of Oakland $883,000.00 1116 Johns Cove Lane New single-family Darrell and Tanya McGee $849,576.00 residence 524 Largovista Drive Reroof Yen Thi Tran $80,074.57 81 Millholland St. Deck Donnie and Amy Martello $29,744.00 60 Millholland St. Reroof David P. and Anne R. Marchetti $24,476.10 1251 Stationside Drive Reroof Betty Wade $17,100.00 707 Regina Circle Reroof James H. Wiedeman $16,889.02 610 Johns Landing Way Reroof Abel Fernandes $15,232.00 420 W. Hull Ave. Reroof Mount Zion Methodist Church $15,050.00 210 W. Sadler Ave. Reroof Richard K. Mills $12,595.00 829 Cura Court Reroof Jamal Majidi $12,290.00 595 Simeon Road Solar panels Praim Sankhi $11,173.25 1112 Johns Cove Lane HVAC Angel S. Del Rivero $10,974.00 1170 Trailside Court Reroof Moonwaite Singh $10,800.00 TOP BUILDING PERMITS 282383 Pat Sharr Realty 407-656-7947 MultiMillion Dollar Producer www.patsharr.com PAT SHARRBroker/Owner email@example.com BUYING A HOME? SELLING YOUR HOME? CALL ME TODAY! A PLACE TO CALL HOME!!!***LAKEFRONT*** DOCK***SCREENED POOL*** NO HOA*** Take a look at this home that features 3 Bdrms.2 Ba. Living room, dining area, eat-in kitchen, family room, brick wood burning fire place,screened pool and scenic views of the lake!!! This home is just minutes away from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN with the many restaurants, specialty shops and FARMERS MARKET on Sat urdays!!! 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 sit uated on almost an acre on a quiet dead end street. Asking $399,000 SOLD! ITS PERSONALITY PLUS!!!STUNNING 4 BDRM/ 2 BA HOME AND PANORAMIC VIEW OF LAKE MINNE HAHA...THIS HOME IS LOCATED IN THE DESIRED GATED SUBDIVISION OF OSPREY POINT. THE WATERFRONT 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, island, 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 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 com fortable 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 ISOLA TION. You are minutes away from the West Orange Trail, minutes from DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN*** farmers market every Sat urday, annual festivals, great restaurants, shopping and the Crooked Can Brewery and the Plant Street Market!!! ASKING $285,000 SOLD! LET ME HELP YOU MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE JUST SOLD! JUST LISTED!!!4Bdrm. 3 Ba. ***NO REAR NEIGHBORS***BACKS UP TO CON SERVATION ARA*** LAKE VIEW*** NEW AIR CONDITIONER JUST INSTALLED***FRESHLY PAINTED***GATED COMMU NITY 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 gra ciousness 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. Mas ter 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 ONLINESee more real estate transactions at OrangeObserver.com
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 282138 rfntb 282391 rb rfntbnfn n tnfrfntfbfbnnnnfrfbtbf AUGUSTRED HOT BUYS Now through August 31ST HARDW ARE $2,$3or$5 rfntb ff nt n rfntb$399 t rfntb$499 tttnt fntnfntb$2.99-$1 $199each btbttt rr tt ttFREEBuy two, get oneWinter Garden, FL 34787500 S. Dillard St.toolesacehardware.com btbttbttttftnnbbft fntbtnnbtntbtbttbtbt fntbfttbttfttftf407-656-2593 280870 Sounds of summerOakland Presbyterian Church held a weeklong music camp July 30 through Aug. 3 for children in preschool through fth grade. Participants learned the basics of playing hand bells, Or instruments and ukulele, sang several songs and even created some instruments by hand. Parents and grandparents at tended a fun concert at the end of the week. AMY QUESINBERRY The participants enjoyed the ukulele song, from left: front, Hutch Justice, Abigail Grith, Jack Riley Litteral; middle, Rodrigo Baltodano, Zoey Bonner, Valentina Baltodano, Christina Baltodano; back, Ellie Goldwire, Massiel Mileo, Adelyn Brown and Eiley Eastling. Campers Hudson Morrill and Kendra Kreps, in front, climb out from under the parachute after a fun dance perfor mance.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 15 FOISTER PETE BELLAMY DIED WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018.Foister Pete Bellamy, 89, Apopka, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was born in Pennington Gap, Viriginia, and moved to Central Florida in 1959. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Joann (Nobles) Bellamy, of Apopka, Florida. He is survived by his daughters, Monti (John) Ladd and Connie (Glen) Rodgers, of Ocoee, Flor ida; two grandchildren, Dana (Dusty) Hannum and Rodney (Trish) Rodgers; and three greatgrandchildren, Alyssa, Braylee and Roland.HENRY H. FITZPATRICK DIED WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018.Henry Fitzpatrick, 76, of Winder mere, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was born Aug. 12, 1941 in Madison, Georgia, to Henry and Glennie Fitzpatrick. His parents and sister, Elizabeth, predeceased him. His wife of 55 years, Gayle; daughter, Beth; granddaughter, Diana; and many, many nieces and nephews survive him. Henry grew up in Covington, Georgia, and was very active in the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Newton County High School in 1959 and from North Georgia College in 1964. He received his MBA from the University of Georgia in 1971 and loved the Dawgs. Five days after graduating from North Georgia College, he entered the U.S. Army and served for more than 28 years, retiring as a colonel. His military medals include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. After retiring from the Army in 1991, Henry worked as program manager with a defense contractor in McLean, Virginia, and, after experiencing snow over the mailbox in 1998, Henry and Gayle moved to Orlando to be near their daughter, Beth. He then worked for Westminster Services as training coordi nator and ended his career in 2011 working as a program director for a defense contractor. Henry was a member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church. At heart, Henry was an educator and loved teaching, whether it was training soldiers or teaching in several Army schools, at local community colleges or for Westminster Services. However, after retirement, he especially enjoyed volunteering at Lake Whitney Elementary as a math and reading tutor. Henry had a passion for travel ing and visited all 50 states and more than 60 countries. He loved his family and friends and had a very generous spirit for anyone in need. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Those wishing to honor Henry can donate to Wounded Warriors Project or a charity of your choice. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES www.winteroakfuneralhome.com113 2 E. 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So I think we, as a church, are willing to say, Yes, we know that a church might hurt people, and weknow sometimes people might use the Bibleas a weapon. And thats exactly what happens in Footloose, so were combining all that and talking about things that are relevant right now locally and in our country. St. Lukes lead pastor, Jennifer Stiles Williams, said the musical, made possible by local community and church members, was selected because of its themes and their relation to the churchs own goals. Its an amazingshow, she said. I help pick the musicals, and we choose them based on who we are as a church and the best way to share our core values of acceptance and hospitality. And we also try to choose something that speaks to the community and the world ... and it gives us an opportunityto kind of kick off our Sundayshoes, that are sometimes a little too tight-fitting, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually. IF YOU GO4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando SHOW SCHEDULE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 11; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12 TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale and range from $15 to $20. To reserve group tickets, call (407) 876-4991 ext. 258. WEBSITE: st.lukes.org/foot loosePlease, LouiseCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
16 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 Celebrates BusinessWest Orange Chamber of Commerce For more information about joining the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, call 407-656-1304 or visit wochamber.com281860 The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a 10th anniversary celebration for Cracker Barrel, located at 3316 Daniels Road in Winter Garden. Cracker Barrels recipe for making your meal a success? Quite simple, really. It starts with quality food served with care. Offering warm welcomes and friendly service. It takes a dedication to pleasing people and treating guests and staff like family. Maybe thats why, for over 45 years, millions of folks have trusted Cracker Barrel as a home-away-from-home where they can get a warm, comforting meal. To learn more, visit crackerbarrel.com. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cracker Barrel The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a 20th anniversary celebration for Chameleon Mobile Video Production. Chameleon is a transmedia production company with over 20 years of experience in all facets of media production from broadcast videography, editing, producing/directing, writing, graphic art, projection, audio/visual technician, and all-around-video smart guys. To learn more, visit www.chameleonmvp.com. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Chameleon Mobile Video Production The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a 1st anniversary celebration for Jones Homes USA, located at 9717 Eagle Creek Center Blvd, Suite 200 in Orlando. Live the charmed life on rare and spacious estate home sites in a desirable urban setting. With limited homes in this exclusive community, youre close to eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the historic downtown Winter Garden area and only minutes from the popular West Orange Trail. To learn more, visit joneshomesusa.com. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Jones Homes USA The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a 1st anniversary celebration for Rx Meds Pharmacy, located at 2751 North Hiawassee Road in Pine Hills. Visit Rx Meds Pharmacy for your medical supply and prescription medication needs. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Rx Meds Pharmacy The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribboncutting celebration for Nemours Childrens Health System, located at 2020 Daniels Road, Suite A in Winter Garden. Nemours is a nonprofit pediatric health system dedicated to life-changing medical care and research, helping kids grow up healthy, advocating for kids nationally and training tomorrows pediatric experts. To learn more, visit nemours. org. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating Ribbon Cutting of Nemours Childrens Health System The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribboncutting celebration for Local Door Coupons. Local Door Coupons is a direct-to-consumer marketing system, founded in 2013 by a team of young entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in marketing, sales and hospitality. To learn more, visit www.localdoorcoupons.com. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating Ribbon Cutting of Local Door Coupons TUESDAY NETWORKING GROUPHeld every Tuesday from 8:00-9:00am at Village Inn in Winter Garden. Bonus Networking starts at 7:30am. To find out if there is an opening for your business or to be added to the wait list, please contact Bob Gentile (Bob@ NaturalSolutionsLLC.com).WEDNESDAY NETWORKING GROUPHeld the first and third Wednesdays of the month (except for holidays) from 8:00-9:00am at Fairfield Inn Ocoee. In months with a fifth Wednesday, please visit wochamber.com for meeting location. To find out if there is an opening for your business or to be added to the wait list, please contact Pam Birdsong (firstname.lastname@example.org).FRIDAY NETWORKING GROUPHeld every other Friday (visit wochamber.com for specific dates) from 8:00am 9:00am at Peach Valley Caf in Dr. Phillips. Bonus Networking starts at 7:30am. To find out if there is an opening for your business or to be added to the wait list, please contact Marc Jablon (marc@ imaginethatpromo.com).GOLF NETWORKING GROUPThis group plays nine holes of golf the second, fourth, and fifth (when applicable) Wednesday of each month. Tee time is approximately 5:15pm, however, we ask that everyone arrive around 4:45pm for check-in and pairings. $15 per person for nine holes, including cart. Location rotates among West Orange Chamber golf courses, visit wochamber.com for more information. RSVP to Bryce Knuth (Bryce.knuth@ioausa. com). The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribboncutting celebration for Windermere Collision Center, located at 933 Carter Road in Winter Garden. Windermere Collision Center is a fullservice auto body repair and painting shop. Their state-of-the-art facility provides professional and affordable repairs and accepts all insurance plans. All work is backed with a lifetime warranty. To learn more, visit windermerecollisioncenter.com. Photo courtesy of WOCC. Celebrating Ribbon Cutting of Windermere Collision Center
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18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 College and Bridgewater State, but did not graduate. After his playing career ended, he returned to his hometown to coach at Marblehead but eventually gravitated toward a more stable income. Lord worked in the Bostonarea service industry as a chef. That was what brought him to Florida in 1990, when he joined a friend who had come to the Sunshine State to help open restaurants. Years later, Lord had started a family with his wife, Amy, and they had three children Riley, a student at the University of Florida; Dani, a student at Flor ida Gulf Coast University; and Brady, an eighth-grader at Foundation Academy. As he settled into life as a father, Lord found two things tugging at him a desire to return to the sidelines as a coach and a desire to complete his education. Thanks to the income his wife generates as a financial analyst, Lord was able to pursue both, picking up his college academic career at UCF in his 40s as a father of three. Im blessed to have an angel as a wife, who works hard and has a great career, Lord said. Shes my angel, and she brought me back to the Lord. (She) and my kids have helped me get on the straight and narrow.BACK IN THE GAMEWhile finishing his studies at UCF, Lord said he nearly went into coaching at the college level. He took a coaching class with former Knights head coach George OLeary, who had recruited Lord when he was in high school. Lord recalls a conversation during which OLeary, since retired, suggested he grav itate toward coaching in high school, given that he had young children and the travel of a college coach can wear on a family. Lord graduated from UCF 15 years ago, at age 42, and his first job back in coaching was help ing out Bob Head while he was Olympia. The Lord children went to Foundation Academy, and two years later, he was approached to help out on the staff of Todd Bleak, the head coach for the programs first two years. Lord joined as the Lions defensive coordinator in 2007, and his loud and blunt temperament was an immediate outlier in a brandnew program full of players that had not had much experience with football culture. Brad was different, said Josh Mansingh, a standout for Foun dations early teams who is now the schools boys soccer coach. Out of 33 players, I think we had one whod really played football before. Bleak left after the 2007 season, and Lord was promoted to head coach, with players voicing their support for him as the successor. The Lions, who had won four games spanning their first two seasons, matched that win total in Lords first season, going 4-6 in 2008. Foundation went 5-5 in 2009 and 7-3 in 2010, all while competing in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. And although his program still was young, he began to dream of a bigger stage for the Lions. My goal was to get out of the Sunshine (State Conference) and go into FHSAA (State Series) play and they thought I was out of my mind, Lord said. In 2011, Foundation Academy football did just that, going 5-5 in its first season outside of the SSAC. In 2012, the Lions made the playoffs for the first time in Class 2A and in 2015 the program earned its first playoff win. It was all part of the plan for Lord, who knew success was necessary for attracting a differ ent caliber of student-athlete. They dont give away schol arships here, Lord said. We had to build a reputation as winners, and then we started getting kids.NEW ERAThe players did indeed come. Lord can rattle off all the names: Denzel and Darius Irvin, Alec and Evan Thompson Gabe Walker, Evan Thompson, Jaquan Patterson, Quinlan Marshall, Konrie Brown, David Orlando and many others. The program won its first district championship in 2015 and came up just short of a regional championship in 2016, losing in overtime to Lakelands Victory Christian. All the players who have come through the program can attest to the way Lord would go to bat for them on the recruiting trail. Each summer, he and his assistants load up a van with their kids and went to camps around the Southeast United States. This summer, that included stops at Alabama, Troy, Florida State and UCF. Lord takes few breaks and his work ethic has rubbed off on his student-athletes over the years. Hes diligent, said David Orlando, a 2016 graduate who has returned to help coach the Lions this fall. Diligence is something I pride myself on now, and Id say thats because of Coach Lord. The on-campus facility, which the Lions will debut this fall, marks a new chapter for the program. Although the home games Foundation Academy played at Walker Field in Winter Garden always had a special feel the Lions faithful would pack the home bleachers regularly Lord, his staff and players are excited to play true home games. Speaking of his staff, he boasts about them nearly as much as he does his players. He beams as he talks up two of the Lions coaches Andre Walker and Leon Cov ington part of the Lakeland High team in 2006 that won a state and national title. I am blessed to have the best set of coaches, Lord said. My staff could go anywhere in Orange County. We could take a public school (program) over like that. Foundation Academy fans have no reason to worry, though, because Lord is committed to the program for the long haul. Ill go as long as Im healthy, Lord said. Its what makes me tick. I get up in the morning every morning and I love going to work. And every evening I go home gassed. How did you feel during the tournament in Atlanta, and what was it like to be recognized for your strong performance? I felt really good pitching. It was my first tournament ever playing up an age group like that, so to do well like that felt really good. The recognition it was really cool because thats the first time Ive ever made an all-tournament team or anything like that. Tell us about the pitches you have and how you use them. I have a fastball, a curveball, a change-up and a slider. I usually try and start it off with a fastball for a strike and then try and mix it up with off-speed to get them to swing for strikes two and three. How did you think this past varsity season went for Legacy? I think it went really well, and I cant wait to see what we do these next two years while Im still in high school. How do you enjoy playing for the staff at Legacy? I love it. Coach (Jarrett) Wiggers is a great pitching coach and also my football coach. Coach (Jack) Chambless is a good coach, and I love him. Which game from this past season stands out as the most memorable? Definitely the game against Foundation Academy in the district playoffs (Legacy won, 4-3, May 1 in extra innings). Just the last play, when they walked the run home for us to win that was awesome. How long have you been playing baseball? I played T-ball when I was 4 and played until I was 12. I took about a year-and-a-half, twoyear break and came back to play my freshman year. Did taking a break from base ball help re-energize you? Yes. I kind of just got bored coming out to the field and playing a tournament every weekend. ... Playing for Legacy, its really refreshing. Are you excited for football to start? This football season should be fun. Last year, I got hurt after five games, so I wasnt able to play the whole season. This year, Im looking forward to it. Read anything good lately? Rick Riordan is my favorite author, so all of his books. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 19 www.FloridaRushSoccer.com 279752 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORThe beginning of August marked more than just a new month for Winter Gardens Jackie Lowe it marked her first day as the new president of Winter Garden Little League and a new beginning for a new board of directors for the local organization. Lowe, who has two children John, 14, and Jacob, 8 currently playing for WGLL, was one of two vice presidents for the previous board of directors and said she was ready to take the next step to help the league. I wanted to get more involved in the decision-making and being more involved with the behindthe-scenes work, Lowe said. She takes over for Matt Eidelman, president of WGLL for the last three years. Eidelman took over in 2015, and his time as president coincided with several positives for the league, including a ballooning participation of more than 500 local youth last spring. Matt did an amazing job for the past three years he really brought it to a great place where it is now, Lowe said. We have so many more players and families involved, and I want to keep that going. In addition to the growth in participation significant in a time where other baseball leagues regionally and nationally have struggled with declining par ticipation WGLL has enjoyed a notable increase in sponsorship from local business and heightened community involvement. I think we have great community relationships right now, Lowe said, referencing the leagues relationship with the city of Winter Garden, as well as local businesses and families. There are great interactions. (WGLL) is more of a family than an organization. The 2018-19 board includes more than 30 members, another sign of the enthusiasm many parents and volunteers have for providing a first-class operation. The two vice presidents working with Lowe will be Josh Steele and Cameron McMillian, with Lori Gibson serving as treasurer and Todd Poires serving as secretary. The new board is settling in ahead of the fall baseball season which has registration ongoing and has tryouts scheduled for Aug. 25 and Lowe said there have been meetings to discuss the foci for the months to come. Were going to build on what the board from last year has done, Lowe said. Were trying to make things bigger and better and stay on the right track. Above all else, this local mom is motivated to ensure that the experience for local youth at Winter Garden Little League continues to be first-class. I wanted to try and make things better for my boys, she said. They really enjoy baseball, and I want to make sure that is something they have good memories of. New WGLL president, board settle inSteven RyzewskiJackie Lowe said she was motivated to get involved to help make the baseball experience better for her boys.Jackie Lowe replaces outgoing Winter Garden Little League President Matt Eidelman, who led the league for the last three years. FALL REGISTRATIONRegistration for Winter Garden Little Leagues fall season has begun. For more information, visit wintergar denlittleleague.org.Matt did an amazing job for the past three years he really brought it to a great place where it is now. We have so many more players and families involved, and I want to keep that going. Jackie Lowe 282643
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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 21 CHURCH DIRECTORY 125 E. PLANT STREET WINTER GARDEN XNSP16409 Jesus answered, Truly I tell you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 Whatever is born of the esh is esh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I told you that you must be born again. John 3:-7 280931BAPTISTFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden 407-656-2352 SUNDAYS 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Bible Study 11:00 am Contemporary WEDNESDAYS 6pm Awana Pastor Tim Grosshans www.fbcwg.org 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP SUNDAYS 9:45 am All Ages Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden www.FoundationWorship.com 407-730-1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 520, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 www.starkelakebaptist.org CHURCH OF GODOCOEE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Thomas Odom 1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee 407-656-8011 EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH 241 N. Main, Winter Garden Services: 8, 9:30, & 11am, 7pm www.churchofthemessiah.com CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 www.ascension-orlando.orgMETHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 125 N. Lakeview Ave Winter Garden Service Times 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM Phone 407-656-1135 Web: fumcwg.orgUNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTWINDERMERE UNION CHURCH 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd. Windermere, FL 34786 407-876-2112 Worship times: 9:00am Adult Sunday School 10:00am Worship www.windermereunion.orgNON-DENOMINATIONALPURPOSE CHURCH ORLANDO 13640 W. Colonial Dr., Ste 110, Winter Garden 407-654-9661 Prayer 9:30AM, Fellowship 9:45AM, Service 10:05AM HAVEN OF GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Services 9:30 and 10:30AM 407-952-0510Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at orangeobserver.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email email@example.com Interested in a Montessori Education, with a Christian Worldview, for your preschool child? Learn more now by emailing Preschool Director Ginger Allen at ginger@MatthewsHopeMinistries.org 407.905.9500740 9th St., Winter Garden, FL 34787 MatthewsHopeMinistries.orgwww.facebook.com/MatthewsHopeFirmFoundation/Please come out and meet our staff and take a tour of the facility. PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-6 NOW ENROLLING! rf ntbnnnfb rf nnt tnnb f ntffnt ff bnnfn Autos For Sale Thursday, August 9, 2018 rfr13178 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden Merchandise Wanted R E P L A C E M E N T W I N D O W S White Vinyl Tilt-Ins, Lowest Pricing In State, No Gimmicks! Homeowners Only! No Contractors! AFFORDABLE WINDOWS & DOORS. Call Robert 407/223-6726 WHY PAY MORE! fcan8/9 D O N A T E Y O U R CAR 877-654-3662FAST FREE TOWING -24hr Response Maximum Tax Deduction UNITED BREAST CANCER FDN: Providing Breast Cancer Information & Support Programs fcan8/9 Announcements rfrf ntbtrttt trrbtrrr rfrt 281168 rfntbrb btr Announcements n Restaurants Help Wanted rfntfbfbfn fff fntnfnn tfff Schools/Instruction rfnfnttb trfrbrnbntb fbbrfbt brb Positions Wanted rffrfrnftbb trnnt rrbbnrfrb tbrnnrfnbfrnbrb rtbtbrnn fnbrrbbnffrbbrb rrnrbb brt rtbn ffb bbnnbtbrr nrbnfbrnbf nrtttfb rrrfftfbntrfrrn tbnnnb tbbnrftfnnf tftrnfrnrrrbrb bffrtftfrfbttf bnnbn ffrnf nbrrbbnfrfbrfnrfn bnnrtrrt nbffrtfttf bnnbn nbnbf brfbtrff frfrffbrrb rbbtbr SEARCH FIND POST Visit OrangeObserver.com/Calendar Sign up today for our FREE eNewsletter and get News You Can Use delivered right to your inbox! Just enter your email address in the subscribe here box at the bottom of our home page at: www.OrangeObserver.com TO ADVERTISE IN OUR CLASSIFIEDS CALL 407-656-2121Or email us at advertisenow@ orangeobserver.com
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