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WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver PAPERS WIN STATE AWARDSThe West Orange Times and Observer and Windermere Observer won a combined 12 awards in the Florida Press Associations 2017 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented at the 2018 Florida Media Conference Aug. 10 at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The rst-place awards include: Front-Page Makeup, West Orange Times & Observer Sports Section, West Orange Times & Observer: Steven Ryzewski Sports Spot News Story, Windermere Observer: Steven Ryzewski Sports Photo, Windermere Observer: Steven Ryzewski Online Slideshow, Winder mere Observer: Troy Herring Headline Writing, West Orange Times & Observer: Michael Eng The papers won six secondand third-place awards: Special Section, second place, Back to School 2017 Graphic Design, second place, West Orange Times & Observer: Jessica Eng Breaking News, third place, West Orange Times & Observ er: Irma coverage Sports Column, third place, West Orange Times & Observ er: Steven Ryzewski Website Excellence, third place, Sports Spot News Story, third place, West Orange Times & Observer: Steven RyzewskiYOUR TOWN ROLL CALLFREE AUGUST 16, 2018VOLUME 85, NO. 32 Double Deckersseparated by death Merle Decker was the rst female patrol ocer hired by the Winter Garden Police Department, and she and her husband, Edsel, were the rst husband-wife team employed at the station. Maxey, Frangus start new school year in new facilities. SEE PAGE 10.ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERWinter Garden tourists could be getting a new place to stay in the heart of downtown Winter Garden. City commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 9 to allow city staff to draft a letter of intent expressing interest in a project that could bring a 60-room, boutique hotel to downtown Winter Garden. A developer contacted the city to propose building the hotel at 8 N. Highland Ave. The old Progress Energy billing office READY TO RIDEKeenes Crossing hosts rst Bike Rodeo. SEE 11. Developer proposes boutique hotelA developer has shown interest in building a 60-room hotel at 8 N. Highland Ave. SPORTS SEE DEVELOPER PAGE 4RED TIDEThe Cincinnati Reds have four players with local ties 23.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORFor Edsel and Merle Decker, 1970 was a great year. He graduated from the police academy on his birthday and met his future bride when she applied for a position with the Winter Garden Police Department. They were married Oct. 2; two weeks later, she graduated from the police academy, and they attended a celebration banquet at the landmark Garys Duck Inn, in Orlando. Merle made history as the first female patrolwoman when she was hired by the WGPD that year. Edsel was a patrolman, too, working dif -Amy QuesinberryEd Decker looks over photographs of his wife, Merle, who died Aug. 1.Courtesy photoEd and Merle Decker worked together as patrol ocers for the Winter Garden Police Department in 1970. SEE A LIFE PAGE 4


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Share challenges, ideas, concerns, success stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator from UCF CARD of fers a brief topical lesson each month. Email care@st.lukes. 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. ApopkaVineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. This support group is open to newly diag nosed cancer ghters, survivors, caregivers and spouses/part ners. Meetings include a time of sharing, spiritual and emotional support. Email care@st.lukes. org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend.FRIDAY, AUG. 17HAUNTED 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 infor mation, go to Mimis Community Theaters Facebook page. WEST ORANGE BABE 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. For more, visit SATURDAY, AUG. 18SEVENTH ANNUAL JCCF FAMILY FUN BOWL 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Winter Garden Bowl, 715 S. Dillard St. Sign in at 12:30 p.m. Price is $20 per bowler and includes shoe rental. There will be family-appropriate prizes and raes, as well. (407) 656-6974. ART DEMO WITH LAUREN WESTBROOKS 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Artist Lauren West brook, known for her armation art, will be demonstrating her process and techniques for creating art pieces that oer encouragement and inspiration for those in need. (407) 835-7323.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22COOKING OUTSIDE: TURN YOUR PATIO INTO A GOURMET RESTAURANT 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Join Chef War ren Caterson as he shares tips and hints to elevate your grilling skills. Whether its steaks, chick en, veggies or dessert, learn the secrets of the great grilling masters. This live demo will feature grilled shrimp from his rst cookbook, Table for Two. Book sale and signing to follow event. (407) 835-7323. THURSDAY, AUG. 23BUNCO FUNDRAISER 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Womans Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Drive, Ocoee. Join members for food, fun and prizes, plus a 50/50 rae and more. Proceeds benet the clubs projects. Cost is $10. To reserve a seat, call Mary at (407) 656-4813. CORK & CANVAS AT THE PRESERVE 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail. Enjoy wine and snacks while creating beautiful art. Instructors will guide attendees to create their own masterpiece while learning about the preserves plants and animals. Supplies will be provided. Must be 21 or older to at tend. Space is limited. Register at cork-canvas/. Cost is $30 for ONP members, $35 for others. (407) 905-0084. HELLO, NEIGHBOR! 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the West Oaks Library, 1721 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Welcome to the neighborhood of make-believe. Learn practical skills with stories and interactive activities. Inspired by PBS Kids Daniel Tigers Neighborhood series. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. (407) 835-7323.FRIDAY, AUG. 24JAZZ IN THE TOWN CENTER 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the Oakland Meeting Hall, 221 N. Arrington St., Oakland. Enjoy a relaxing evening featuring live smooth jazz with eats and drinks from Melts on Main Street. Presented by HapCo Music Foundation. (407) 656-1117. PUPS, PINTS & PEEPS 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Crooked Can Barrel Room, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Grab your pup, call your peeps and get ready for a puppy hour like no other. Who wouldnt enjoy a Happy Hour amongst their fourlegged friends? (407) 456-7144.SATURDAY, AUG. 25#FELTSTRONG SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER First game is at 8 a.m. Satur day, Aug. 25, at Braddock Park, 13460 Lake Butler Blvd., Winter Garden. Proceeds from the double-elimination competition will be given to the parents of Tyler Felt, who died from injuries sustained in an automobile crash. Register by emailing Cost is $225 per team. For questions, call or text Jim Klick at (407) 462-3921, Allan Campos at (352) 9785467 or Margie Rivera at (407) 202-2362. YOUR CALENDAR


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 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 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 280909 PETE CLARKEOCCUPATION: County Commissioner District 3 RESIDENCE: Conway area unincorporated Orange County; Orange County resident of 53 years WEBSITE: peteclarke. orgWhy are you running for the mayoral seat? As a two-term county commissioner and someone who has invested considerable time in the community before running for office, I want to continue building a home for all of our citizens. We have a lot of challenges, and I am certainly up to the task, as evidenced by my work as a commissioner, appointed county official and community volunteer. What are three reasons why county residents should vote for you? As a county commissioner, I am the best prepared to (ensure) continuity of essential county services, especially with three new commissioners joining the board. My educational background, military training and hands-on county experience cannot be matched by other candidates. I have a long history of community involvement before running for office. Having a desire to give sets me apart. I have sat on, chaired or created (more than) 20 community organizations dedicated to helping. Health care, childrens services and public safety are examples of our efforts. If elected, what would be your priorities for the county? Day one (and during transition) will begin our efforts to tackle the housing issue. We have an excellent blueprint developed by the Affordable Housing Task Force to use as a guide. This level of community involvement will continue as we address the need. Concurrently, we will address county permitting. We have online processes now, so I will look at moving from sequential processes to parallel processes to shorten our time frames. Transportation funding is critical, and I will look to determine if tolls can be utilized. What would you do differently to balance growth and transportation infrastructure? My record of not supporting sprawl and respecting the balance between growth and infrastructure differentiates me in this race. I will demand that we grow with infrastructure, not ahead of it. The work that created Innovation Way is an example of what can be accomplished and what should be accomplished. This will necessitate a regional approach as well as an in-depth assessment of our growth plans. We are a destination of choice both domestic and international for relocations so pressures will not subside. MEET THE CANDIDATES ORANGE COUNTY MAYOROrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is leaving after reaching the eight-year term limit, and three candidates are seeking to succeed her: Or ange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Orange County Sheri Jerry Demings and businessman Rob Panepinto. Former candidate Bill Sublette the Orange County Public Schools chairman dropped out of the race Jan. 31. In an exclusive Q&A with the West Orange Times & Observer, the candidates answered questions regarding their priorities for the county, motivations to run for the open mayoral seat and ideas for how to address the issues facing Orange County. The election for Jacobs seat is scheduled to take place Aug. 28. If a candidate fails to win 50% of the vote, a runo will be held Nov. 6. For complete, unedited answers, visit BAQUEROJERRY DEMINGSAGE: 59 OCCUPATION: Sheri of Orange County RESIDENCE: Dr. Phillips area; Orange County resident of 59 years WEBSITE: jerry Why are you running for the mayoral seat? I have (more than) 37 years of competent, drama-free leadership as a public servant in Orange County. I believe my experience as a leader in both private and public sectors make me the best choice for the position. This is my home and the home of my children and grandchildren. In my role as Orange County sheriff for the past 10 years, I would rise early thinking about the safety and wellness of our residents and how to make our community better. With the support of the Board of County Commissioners, I was also able to raise employee wages while still maintaining a balanced, fiscally conservative budget. What are three reasons why county residents should vote for you? 1. I am uniquely qualified to be Orange County mayor having served as Orlando police chief, Orange County deputy county administrator, interim jail director and Orange County sheriff for three terms. 2. I demonstrated my commitment to diversity and promoted minorities and women to the highest ranks they ever held within the Sheriffs Office. 3. I have been endorsed by broad segments of the Orange County community. I am endorsed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and many current and former local mayors. Endorsements include business chambers, the lodging and hospitality industry, the Orlando Regional Realtors, Greater Orlando Builders Association, Apartment Association of Central Florida, Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Firefighters, Equality Florida, Vamos 4 PR Action Association, Latin American Civic Alliance and more. What would you do differently to balance growth and transportation infrastructure? We must reduce the number of people reliant on automobiles for individual transportation. This requires a recommitment to smart growth initiatives, which focus on mixed-use developments that create centers of commerce where people work close to where they live and then connect such centers via a robust transportation system. This system should include rapid transit, commuter rail, high speed rail, ride-share vehicles and expanded use of autonomous vehicles. ... We should explore a dedicated funding source to support mass transit. ROB PANEPINTOAGE: 50 OCCUPATION: President of Florentine Strategies; CEO of Entrepreneurs in Action; CEO of the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator RESIDENCE: Winter Park WEBSITE: robforcountymayor.comWhy are you running for the mayoral seat? I want my daughters, and others like them, to see our community as the place they can build their lives, careers and families. We are a community with so many positives and potential. Yet, we are 160th in average wages, a third of our renters pay 50% of their income in rent and 25% of our kids live in poverty. Creating higher-wage jobs, expanding affordable-housing options, building a world-class infrastructure and continuing to help those in need requires experience not found in those who have spent their careers in government. What are three reasons why county residents should vote for you? I am the only candidate with a defined blueprint for an even better Orange County, founded on my experience of growing successful businesses and working as a civic leader. I will bring new perspective and innovation, as a job creator and nonprofit leader. I will bring a broader set of voices to county government to create higher-wage jobs, reduce the cost of housing and improve the quality of life for our residents. If elected, what would be your priorities for the county? Here is my blueprint for an even better Orange County: Attract new jobs and higher incomes; reduce our cost of housing; encour age entrepreneurship and small business growth; ensure we have abundant educational opportunities to help prepare a skilled workforce to support new industries; improve public transit; invest in personnel and resources for first-responders and publicsafety officers, and invest in our infrastructure. What would you do differently to balance growth and transportation infrastructure? We need a comprehensive transportation network that includes car, bus, rail and bicycle options. Closer coordination or consolidation of Lynx, SunRail and the Expressway Authority could allow for dollars to be allocated across different modes of transportation. Lets expand SunRail to the airport and run it more frequently. Lets explore mass-transit options to the Convention Center, Disney and Universal, leveraging potential for a high-speed-rail service to Tampa.


4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 ferent hours, but she frequently rode along with him during his night shift. I loved working with her, he said. Shed get aggravated with me for not letting her get in harms way if we were in a violent situation. They were together whenever possible, even earning the nick name Double Deckers in a newspaper article. The Ocoee couple was married 47 years before Merles death Aug. 1. Ed said he doesnt know what he will do without her by his side. Her easy chair sits empty next to his in their bedroom, where they often watched television together. I certainly didnt think I would outlive her, he said. Our last sev en or eight years were wonderful; they were the best years of my life.THE GOOD LIFEThe two were enjoying the senior lifestyle she was retired from the regional office of the Chris tian Church, and he was retired from the Orange County Sher iffs Office. With five children, 10 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren, they never wanted for love or attention. And with a family that big and a love that endured nearly five decades, the memories are plenty. The pair worked in several positions together, including at the city of Minneola, where she was the city clerk and on the police reserves and he was police chief. They worked together in Michigan, too. One of Merles favorite activities was playing and coaching softball. Hundreds of girls worked to improve their skills under her direction at the West Orange Girls Club, in Ocoee, first on East Story Road and later at its current location on Ocoee-Apopka Road. She loved to play herself, and when she got too old to play, she got to play through the little girls, Ed said. She just loved the game of softball. She was very competitive. She didnt like to lose. She didnt like losing to Ed, either, when they played a friendly game of card games, such as Rummy or Hand and Foot. Their support and admiration of each other was mutual. I loved that Southern accent she had, Ed said. And her sweet smile. She had such an infectious smile with plenty of love to go around. I loved to talk to her. It was her personality. She shared her kindness wher ever she went. When she was coaching little girls and they were on the field, and if they tried, even if they failed, she would go out on the field and hug them right there, Ed said. She was encouraging. She was never rough on the girls. One of those little girls she coached was her granddaughter, then 4. Years later, this grandchild earned a college softball scholar ship. Softball was as much Eds game as it was Merles. They played on numerous co-ed teams, some times with their own children and Merles brother, Bob Cockcroft, who put in a good word to thenChief Charles Nelson and helped her get her job at the Winter Gar den Police Department. Longtime residents might remember Merle as the foot-patrol officer in downtown Winter Gar den. She was responsible for mark ing tires and giving parking tickets for overparked vehicles, served as a school crossing guard for local schools and handled the female prisoners upon arrival at the Winter Garden Jail. She was a frequent visitor in the downtown shops, too, poking her head in to say hello and check on the business owners and employ ees. Everybody loved to talk to her, Ed said. She was so open and easy to talk to. After their retirements his in 2003 and hers five years later they traveled around the country, visiting family and spending time outdoors in the mountains and at the beach. She accompanied him on trips to the national and world arm-wrestling championships in Indiana and Nevada, where he placed in the senior division both times. One of Merles last activities was helping her 4-year-old granddaughter get ready for the July 4 Little Miss Firecracker pageant in Groveland. She was in pain when she walked, but she was motivated by her granddaughters excitement and ultimate pageant win.SHE WAS MY LIFEMerle went to see a doctor when the pain and numbness became too much and discovered she had a ruptured disc. Outpatient surgery was scheduled for July 31. She went home after the surgery but was rushed back to the hospital because of a medical emergency. Ed said she died after midnight Aug. 1 in the ambulance of an apparent heart attack. She was 73. Her heart just couldnt take all the pain, he said. Merles death was difficult on Ed, and the following days and weeks are proving to be almost unbearable for the 76-year-old retiree. He said one thing keeps him getting out of bed in the mornings their 4-year-old great-grand daughter. Her mother takes her to Eds house, where she stays until he takes her to the babysitter. In the afternoons, he picks her up and they wait for her mother to get her. Its going to be difficult going through life without his partner, with whom he attended Glad Tidings of God Church and prayed to God daily for their familys protection. I didnt think I would ever live through it if I lost her, Ed said of his wife. I always told her, I hope I go first so I dont have to live without you. The only way Ive pushed myself through this is for kids and grandkids. She was my life and I only have half of it left. currently sits on the site, which the city owns, City Manager Mike Bollhoefer said. He added that the letter of intent shows that the city is interested in building a hotel there if this developer was able to meet all our criteria for example: architec tural standards, how the building interacts with the road, how much theyre going to pay, etc. If they meet all those standards, then they (city) would sell them (developer) the property for the hotel, Bollhoefer said. In addition to the letter, the city would also contribute $15,000 toward design costs. If the proj ect is approved, the developer will reimburse the city for the costs, Bollhoefer said. The $15,000 is our contribution because were so involved with the design its our con tribution to the design process, he said. Wed like to get very involved with the design because its critical to get this right to make sure it fits with downtown. He added the city currently has a 12-room hotel, however, more hotel rooms are needed. In the last five years, city staff has worked toward bringing more hotel rooms to Winter Garden. A hotel analysis conducted sev eral years ago showed a need for at least 250 hotel rooms. If the project moves forward, it would go through the normal rezoning process, including community meetings. We need a nice, upscale hotel here in our community, because we have people coming (to visit) and theyre ending up in Cler mont (or) theyre ending up in Orlando, Mayor John Rees said. Prior to the hotel discussion, city leaders voted unanimously to approve the first reading of two ordinances related to wetlands in the city. Ordinance 18-24 proposes to amend a policy of the future landuse element and number of policies of the conservation element of the citys Comprehensive Plan. If approved on second reading, changes will include amending language in policy 1-1.2.11 of the future land-use element of the citys comprehensive plan, deleting policy 5-1.4.6 of the conser vation element of the citys comprehensive plan, among other changes, according to the ordinance. City Planning Consultant Ed Williams said the policies being changed have caused issues. In the past, these policies have recognized the citys role in wetlands determinations as well as all the other agencies, and its caused a little bit of a problem with how we review projects, Williams said, adding that the proposed changes put the city first when it comes to wetlands determinations. Weve tried to set these policies up where the first (wetlands) determination is at the city where it belongs. It is critical to the city to make those determinations because of the unique soil conditions and drainage conditions we have in this community. Although the proposed changes place the city first when it comes to wetlands determinations, other regulatory agencies still will be involved, Williams said. Ordinance 18-25 proposes changes to a number of sections in the citys code of ordinances. The proposed changes pertain to wetlands, wetland jurisdictional limit determinations, uses allowed in wetlands and wetland-buffer yard requirements, according to the ordinance. The changes that were proposing here affect the landdevelopment code with the actual review procedures that we go through when reviewing wetlands, Williams said. A life full of family, serviceMerle Decker loved shar ing time with her grandchildren.Courtesy ObserverPublisher / Dawn Willis, Executive Editor / Michael Eng, Design Editor / Jessica Eng, Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, News Editor / Gabby Baquero, Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, Advertising Executive Cyndi Gustafson, Business Development Kim Kowske, Creative Services Tony Trotti, Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, Katie Rehm, 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 Or ange County) by the Observer Media Group, 661 Garden Commerce Park way, 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,, 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@ 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 LivingDeveloper proposes hotelCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 I didnt think I would ever live through it if I lost her. I always told her, I hope I go rst so I dont have to live without you. The only way Ive pushed myself through this is for kids and grandkids. She was my life and I only have half of it left. Ed DeckerCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 5 280586 VOTE YES ON OCPS PROPERTYTAX RENEWALDear Editor: The 2018 Florida primary election is rapidly approaching, and there are many issues for voters to research. One of the most important issues this year concerns our local schools and students. I encourage Orange County voters to vote yes on the Orange County schools one-mill property-tax renewal. The renewal of the one-mill property tax supports our school system by allowing OCPS to retain highly qualified teachers, protect arts and athletic programs and support strong academic programs and student activities. As a past PTA, PTSA president and SAC chair, I know how important community support for our schools is and will always be. With workforce development taking on everincreasing importance, a successful school system is just one of the many assets we have that makes Orange County stand out in the region and state as a great place for business. OCPS has shown it is using these funds efficiently to improve the future for our students. Since 2011, graduation rates have risen from 82.9% to 93.8%. OCPS is consistently recognized for its fiscal responsibility, receiving the Governors Sterling award three times since 2014 for efficiency. I am proud that the chamber board of directors is supporting this initiative, so vote yes for the School Board Question on the Aug. 28 primary ballot.STINA DUVA, PRESIDENT/CEO, WEST ORANGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LETTER TO THE EDITORGABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORDuring a budget workshop held Tuesday, Aug. 8, Ocoee commissioners were presented with the estimated revenues and expenses for the citys proposed 2018-19 budget. According to information presented by city Finance Director Rebecca Roberts, the budget was calculated based on a 5.6546 millage rate the same as in the 2017-18 budget and an estimated 2.1% increase in taxable value in the city of Ocoee. Roberts expects the city to receive about $82.4 million in revenue this upcoming fiscal year, up from last years $73.5 million. The total estimated expenses for the upcoming budget currently are calculated at about $75.1 million, which is a slight increase from last years $72.3 million. During budget discussions, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson said he would like to see the millage rate reduced to at least 5.5 and asked city staff and commissioners for their feedback. According to budget documents, the rolled-back rate this year the rate at which the city would still generate the same amount of revenue as the previous budget year is 5.3819. With a millage rate of 5.65, the city expects to generate about $13.6 million in ad-valorem revenue. Ocoee District 2 Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen expressed hesitance with the idea, stating she would like to see it lowered but felt it might affect the quality of services provided to residents and be a source of regret in the event of unforeseen expenses. Johnson emphasized the city still would be able to provide the same quality of life for its residents with a lower millage rate. We can still do what we need to do for our citizens for less, he said. When it came time to propose projects they would like to see funded in the budget, Ocoee District 4 Commissioner George Oliver pitched the idea of a youth initiative. Id like to propose that we add a $20,000 line item to the budget for youth initiatives for next year, Oliver said. Part of it would be for a youth summer job fair, and with the same $20,000, I would propose we hire youth to work within the city. Its the same proposal I proposed three months ago, but when I proposed it, we didnt have the money for it. So now that were in our first budget workshop, Im asking that we add that to our budget. Oliver also proposed launch ing a junior city council that would shadow City Commission members and learn how they perform their duties. He hoped to use the money to have the city hire 10 to 12 high-school-age youth next summer at an hourly rate of $10 to work for the citys different departments. A 45-minute discussion followed Olivers proposal, and although his fellow commissioners liked the idea of the job fair and youth council, they advised it might be more dif ficult to hire youth because of issues of insurance liability and background checks, the latter of which cannot be done with minors. Some commissioners also believed it would be best to focus on one or two initiatives and have volunteer youth work for the city to gauge interest. You got some good ideas, but I think you need to break them down and be more specific, said Ocoee District 1 Commissioner John Grogan. Oliver expressed he felt he was getting a lot of pushback and did not think the commission was being receptive to his proposal. Its not like Im inventing the wheel here, he said. This has been done before many times in many other cities and been proven successful. City leaders agreed by consensus not to hold the optional second budget workshop originally scheduled for Aug. 13. The tentative budget hear ing, which is open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m., Sept. 12, in the commission chambers; the final budget hearing will be Sept. 26.Ocoee hosts workshop for proposed tentative budgetCity leaders discussed the feasibility of lowering the millage rate and budgeting for a youth initiative during the Aug. 8 budget workshop. PROPOSED BUDGETESTIMATED REVENUES General Fund: $49,036,251 Stormwater: $5,545,914 CRA: $2,757,637 Water/Wastewater: $13,602,248 Sanitation: $5,371,460 Road impact fees: $2,153,000 Fire impact fees: $335,426 Police impact fees: $243,347 Recreation impact fees: $511,120 Water capital: $790,300 Wastewater capital: $2,039,290 TOTAL: $82,386,293 PROPOSED EXPENSES General Fund: $49,036,251 Stormwater: $3,942,789 CRA: $2,757,637 Water/Wastewater: $13,442,648 Sanitation: $3,351,302 Road impact fees: $1,329,460 Fire impact fees: $250,000 Police impact fees: $140,000 Recreation impact fees: $171,000 Water capital: $209,000 Wastewater capital: $440,000 TOTAL: $75,070,087


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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 7 Its hard to believe summer is drawing to an end and kids are already heading back to school. Here are a few tips to help prepare your child for a healthy and successful school year. Be involved. Parents who are active in their childrens education can have a very positive impact on their success in school. Ways to get involved include: Talk to your child about their classes. Meet their teachers and school administrators. Get to know other parents. Go to school events. Volunteer to help in the classroom. Stick to a routine. Having the same bedtime and wake-up time every day will help your kids get a better nights sleep. And remember to build in enough time for a healthy breakfast to get their day started right. Skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, restless or irritable. Get up-to-date on shots. Vaccines help your child, and those around them, to stay healthy. Pack smart. Make sure your childs backpack never weighs more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight. Heavy packs can strain developing muscles and joints. Be organized. Get a calendar for your refrigerator or wall to keep track of things like: After school activities Sporting events Project due dates Teacher meetings Doctor visits and more! Each week, review your calendar together to stay on top of upcoming events. Read together. Get your child excited about new subjects by reading together for 20 minutes a day. Visit your local library to check out age-appropriate books that interest your kidsall for free! Designate a study area. Set up a special, quiet and safe place thats just for school work. Cook healthy meals. Kids who eat regular, healthy meals often do better in school. Try to incorporate the following food groups into their daily diet. Protein: lean meats, seafood, poultry, eggs, beans, soy products and unsalted nuts/ seeds Fruits: apples, bananas, berries, and citrus Vegetables: red, orange and green leafy items, plus beans and peas Grains: whole-grain breads, cereals, crackers, pastas and rice Dairy: milk, yogurt, cheese or Also, try to sit down to eat together as a family every night. Its a great time to catch up after a busy day and enjoy a relaxing, healthy meal! Partnering with your child to get organized, involved and healthy will make for a successful and memorable school year. HEALTH OBSERVED By Carol Lemerond, ARNP, Florida Blue Nurse Practitioner (352) 242-6800 Clermont (321) 441-2020 Winter Park Carol Lemerond is a nurse practitioner at the Florida Blue Centers in Winter Park Village and inside the Clermont Wal-Mart, where she teaches free health and wellness classes that are open to the public in addition to providing health coaching and assessments. Health Observed allows brands and businesses to connect directly with the Observers readership and participate in the conversation by creating engaging content on the Observers digital publishing platform. For more on Health Observed, email us at 266865 Preparing for School Year Success AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITOR1,470. Thats how many Tuesday press days I spent at 720 S. Dillard St., the office of the West Orange Times & Observer. Give or take a few for vacations and maternity leave. Twenty-eight years in the same office, the same newsroom, the same desk on the south wall. While I sat in the old newsroom writing my final stories in that space, movers were passing by the office door with the conference room bookshelf, the ad-department credenza, boxes of newspapers and media kits, bits and pieces of West Orange past and present. As each room was emptied, the light was turned off. I felt a little like those strongwilled homeowners who refuse to sell their land to the state so the highway is built over and around them. That place was a home-awayfrom-home to me for more than half my life, and it was like home to my kids, too. They grew up there: on sick days when I didnt have a sitter available and on weekends when I had to run in to copy something or work on a story. It was the first stop for both of them on their way home from the hospital. I still can remember pulling up to the back door and seeing all my co-workers rush excitedly to our car. I dont like change, and its hard to leave even in exchange for a new office in a brand-new building. We joked that the movers should have loaded my entire corner in one piece with me sitting in my chair at my desk, fingers on my key board, still banging out my stories as we trucked down the road. If youre like me, you tend to just poke things in a drawer, to be looked at another day (or week or month or year or decade). Thats a lot of accumulated business cards and phone numbers scrawled on scraps of paper. Most of these people probably arent even at those same jobs anymore. Some are no longer with us. I have unearthed a random assortment of pieces of my career. A photo I took 18 years ago of Jenna Cross, Mark Daugherty and Thomas Giallella, three small children battling leukemia. A sleeve of film negatives from when Nick Asma built Noahs Ark on his church playground for an Eagle Scout project. Notes from inter views with Jean Grafton during her cancer battle and the late Mark Parker a decade after he was shot and paralyzed. I have hung onto my interview notes from many of the WWII veterans Ive interviewed, including Dal Duppenthaler, Albert Gleason, Jerry Carris and Honor Flight companions Bill Hancock and Mel Jenner. There are printouts of the wars timeline and an index of pertinent war-related cities and countries and military titles and types of 1940s planes and ships. Theres a list of all the World War II veterans who participated in the Honor Flight when I served as a guardian for a local participant. Pink stamp pad and two stamps smiley face and frowny face so I could let others know if their stories were good or bad after I proofread them in the days before Dropbox. Im seriously considering taking those out of retirement. Drawings and notes and other busywork my children gave me when they had to come to my office for an hour or an afternoon. Relics and tools from newsroom days gone by: photo percentage wheel, one-point line tape, pica ruler, X-Acto knives, a fancy letter opener, an ink stamp with CTR. SPREAD. Old photos of former staff members, of Christmas parties and Halloween costumes and bowling parties. My first few canceled paychecks from May and June 1990. Old press passes. Cut-out cartoon strips, such as Dilbert, that joked about writing or editing. Two heart-shaped I Love Ocoee buttons. I should probably take this time to apologize to whoever asked me through the years if I had any spare paper clips and I told them no. I lied, big time. The farthest nooks and crannies of my drawers were crammed with them, numbering in the hundreds. Each room in that old building conjures up different memories, too of John Maloney shooting rubber bands and hollering at everyone through the old intercom system; of making another newspaper week after week on the lay out boards; of my sick kids curled up on the sofa watching a movie if it was a Tuesday and I had to be in the office to help get the paper out; of office parties and good-bye par ties, of potlucks and chili contests. The last item to leave the office was my overloaded bulletin board. Its full of even more memories: photo strips of coworkers and me in silly hats and glasses, random notes from my kids, name badges from media events, cards, congratulations. Treasures, every one of them. And theres always room for more. I was given a new desk for the new office, and because I recycled more than half of the stuff in my old drawers, that leaves me with so much space. What should I put in them? THESE TIMESWalk along Memory Lane


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ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERDr. Jeffery Redding has a simple mission in life to serve the community through music. That mission is embodied in the work he does with the Garden Choir. My hearts desire truly is to serve people but through music, Redding said. The premise is building community through song. Redding is the artistic director of the Garden Choir. Hes also the director of choral activities at West Orange High School. He said the Garden Choir is open for anybody to join, regardless of skill level. We want the non-singer, Redding said. We want the person that doesnt have a lot of experience. We want them all, basically. The Garden Choir usually per forms three concerts each year but will be performing in an additional concert during this winter. Were going to join the First United Methodist Church of Downtown Orlando (for a concert) called A First United Christmas, Redding said. Well have a full orchestra an almost 50-piece orchestra. ... Thatll be something new for the Garden Choir, because my thing is, I strongly believe that every choir should have the oppor tunity to sing with an orchestra. The other three concert perfor mances are the Christmas Concert, spring concert and a Unity Concert, which will benefit a nonprofit organization in need, Redding said. In addition to its regular concert performances, the Garden Choir also has performed at Disneys Candlelight Processional, West Orange High School chorus concerts, Winter Garden Music Festival and Ocoees the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration, Garden Choir Board President The Garden Choirs 11th season will feature four main concerts in addition to performances at various other events. Courtesy photo Eric GutierrezFrom left: Lindsay Stough, Dr. Jeery Redding, Danita Dunn, Chad McClellan and Daryl Yasay are excited to welcome new members to the Garden Choir.Songbird seasonWANT TO JOIN?The Garden Choir is hosting an informal meet-and-greet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave, Winter Garden. The rst rehearsal will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the choir room at West Orange High School, 1625 Beulah Road, Winter Garden. Rehearsals will continue each Monday at WOHS. Individuals who are interested in the Garden Choir are encouraged to join at rehearsals.SEE PERFECT PAGE 13


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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 13 Chad McClellan said. Each year, the choir averages about 100 members. When the choir started in 2007, it had around half of that number, McClellan said. He is a former student of Reddings and has been involved with the Garden Choir since the beginning. It wasnt a big group, McClellan said. I think its great that were about double the size we were 10 years ago. Were always getting new folks in. We get folks coming in from all over the place. Choir members vary in age from recent WOHS graduates to individuals enjoying their retirement. Some of (the choir members) go back to my very first year of teaching and Ive been teaching for about 21 years to now, Redding said. When it comes to the songs, the choir sings a little bit of everything, Redding said. (We) dont just do one type of music, Redding said. Theres nothing wrong with that, but the educator in me says they need to do more (types of music). Redding said inspiring choir members is a driving force behind his mission to serve the community through music. He added he wouldnt be where he is today if it werent for his mother and teachers pushing him to succeed. Today, he strives to be an inspiring force for others. When you think youre not good enough, Ill push you more, Redding said. Redding added he is only a small part of what the choir does for the community and credits leaders such as accompanist Ledean Williams; Assistant Creative Director Christine Le, who teaches at Olympia High School; and the choirs board of directors: President Chad McClellan, Vice President Sharon Graham, Secretary Gayle Fitzpatrick, Treasurer Vicki Hardy, Production Chair Peter Collins, Volunteer Chair Katrina Ileka and Membership Chair Corinne Stebner. I got a great team they work hard, Redding said. Im just the visionary. They do all that (other) stuff. My job is to create a motivating and inspiring environment. Their job is to figure out how to make it work. I cannot take the credit for it, and I wont. 278880 279753 CONCERT SCHEDULE Winter Concert: 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church, 201 S. Clarke Road, Ocoee A First United Christmas: 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando Unity Concert: 7 p.m. Sat urday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando Spring Concert: 7 p.m. Sat urday, May 11, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9Perfect harmony


14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 281871 282766Serving our Local Community Since 1926 ROTARY is a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Current President 2018-2019 Bruce Young 407-656-6444 13906 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL Buying your new RV from Giant Recreation World gives you the best package receive the Top 50 Dealer Award in all of central Florida. Only Giant Recreation World offers the VIP Camping Club, Lifetime Warranty and Priority RV Network. Visit our climate-controlled showroom today and see all of the answers we have for you! Summers calling. 2018 COACHMEN CLIPPER/VIKING $122 mo. 120 mos WAS $17,500 NOW $12,995 SAVE $4,500SEE STORE FOR DETAILS Exit 272 from FL Turnpike WG _July_1.indd 3 6/29/18 5:27 PM 281013 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORIts one thing to take Spanish classes in high school. But its a completely different experience to spend a year abroad, where every one speaks the language and there isnt a foreign-language instructor to help you translate and navigate through everyday life. Hailey Weidman did just that, returning from Chile last month from a student-exchange program through Rotary International and the Winter Garden Rotary Club. It was quite the year for Weidman, who turned 18 during the program. Whats more, it was her senior year of high school. She was accepted into the pro gram in her junior year, and she spent the next year preparing for the trip, learning about the country and speaking at Rotary meetings about her plans. The school year runs on a differ ent track than the United States, so when she arrived in Chile last August, she had three months left of her junior year and then summer break. Weidman attended a small private school, where most of the students had gone to school together since pre-kindergarten. She said as close as they all were to one another, they welcomed her into their group. I (had) two years of Span ish here, but that did not help me whatsoever, Weidman said. I thought I knew a lot going in, but, boy, was I wrong. She took math, Spanish litera ture, sciences and an English class, as well as the required art, music and physical education. In Chile, students remain in the same class all day, and the teachers rotate classrooms. This made it easier to make friends, she said. Lunch is considered the most important meal of the day, so schools and businesses close for an hour and everyone goes home to eat a home-cooked meal. Upon returning to school for the after noon, Weidman attended a history class. She was required to take a few Florida Virtual School classes while in Chile, too. Exchange students live with three different host families during the year in the Rotary program, and Weidman said she enjoyed having three separate family experiences. There were six children in her first home. They were a very welcoming, close family, she said. With this family, they took me out a lot, aside from the Rotary trips; they also took me to different places. We went to the beach a lot. I had a lot of siblings. Because they didnt know much English, she was forced to learn the A year abroadHailey Weidman returned recently from a yearlong student-exchange program in South America through the Winter Garden Rotary Club.


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 15 language, she said. I felt like I was a part of their family, Weidman said. I had chores. I had errands to run. It made me feel comfortable. The second family was a single mother with one daughter at home. The mom worked many hours, and there was no family vehicle, so Weidman learned to navigate the transportation system in the city of Talca, where she was living. The third household included a mother, daughter and granddaughter plus a university student who rented a room. This was a different experience because the host mother was ill and, at times, bedridden. On those days, Weidman woke up early to take the bus to school. Everyone was very familyoriented, she said. They all were just very welcoming: This is your kitchen; go grab food whenever you feel like it. Be comfortable.EXTRA EXCURSIONSFrom Chile, Weidman and the other Rotary exchange students took side trips to places such as Patagonia, Easter Island and Atacama Desert. Getting to the remote Easter Island meant a six-hour flight for the students. While there, they visited a greenhouse and planted several hundred trees as a service project. What was cool about the trips was I was able to go north, south, central and to Easter Island, Weidman said. I got a feel of the entire country. She and several other students served as counselors at an English camp in a rented cabin. They had these kids who really wanted to speak English, so we had a weekend up in the mountains, she said.MYRIAD EXPERIENCESWeidman ended up in the hospital for four days while in Chile because she had tonsillitis that turned into strep throat and Phlegmon. She said she was a bit of a celebrity as the American girl in the hospital. She got wor ried when the doctor suggested she have her tonsils removed, but her parents decided the sur gery could wait until she returned home. That was one of the hardest parts of the exchange, but it was hard not having my mom there, she said. Toward the end of her year abroad, her Ocoee family went to visit, and her mother said they were amazed at how fluent she was in the language. We thought she would be slower and have to take the time to translate, Nadine Weidman said. Weidman said it was fun to act as their tour guide for the week. As of now, its been the best year of my life so far, she said. I was able to break the stereotype. I think people have misconceptions about Chile and South America. Theyre very advanced. I think I found more similarities than differences. Another thing I gained was having connections all over the world, she said. I now have friends in South Africa, New Zealand, Europe. I would call some of them my best friends now. You bond really fast. 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Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,262 square feet. The price per square foot is $147.15.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 7948 Wood Sage Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 3, for $347,000. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,203 square feet. The price per square foot is $157.51.SUMMERPORTThe townhouse at 14418 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd., Winder mere, sold Aug. 9, for $242,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,628 square feet. The price per square foot is $148.65.VINEYARDSThe home at 6705 Burnley Lane, Windermere, sold Aug. 7, for $333,000. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,115 square feet. The price per square foot is $157.45.WATERLEIGHThe home at 10333 Atwater Bay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 9, for $521,440. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,350 square feet. The price per square foot is $221.89. OAKLANDOAKLAND TRAILSThe home at 1871 Standing Rock Circle, Oakland, sold Aug. 9, for $357,500. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,410 square feet. The price per square foot is $148.34. The home at 2193 White Feather Loop, Oakland, sold Aug. 10, for $310,000. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,008 square feet. The price per square foot is $154.38.OCOEEBRENTWOOD HEIGHTSThe home at 1404 Kirby St., Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $225,500. Built in 1966, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,388 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $162.46. The home at 707 Snowden St., Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $208,500. Built in 1967, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,240 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $168.15.CRESTWOOD HEIGHTSThe townhouse at 976 Davenwood Court, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $220,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 1,951 square feet. The price per square foot is $112.76.FORESTBROOKEThe home at 119 Hopewell Drive, Ocoee, sold Aug. 8, for $380,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 4,183 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $90.84. The home at 3316 Atmore Ter race, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $350,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, three-and-onehalf baths and 3,712 square feet. The price per square foot is $94.29.LAKE OLYMPIA NORTHThe home at 1355 Olympia Park Circle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 9, for $403,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths and 2,740 square feet. The price per square foot is $147.08.MEADOW RIDGEThe home at 429 Anessa Rose Loop, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $454,000. Built in 2009, it has four bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 2,907 square feet. The price per square foot is $156.17.PLANTATION GROVE WESTThe home at 933 Grovesmere Loop, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $350,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,517 square feet. The price per square foot is $139.05. The home at 923 Grovesmere Loop, Ocoee, sold Aug. 3, for $343,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,627 square feet. The price per square foot is $130.57.PRAIRIE LAKE RESERVEThe home at 1464 Groundsel Lane, Ocoee, sold Aug. 8, for $216,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,777 square feet. The price per square foot is $121.55.SAWMILLThe home at 5022 Lighterwood Court, Ocoee, sold Aug. 9, for $242,500. Built in 1990, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,713 square feet. The price per square foot is $141.56.WELLINGTON PLACEThe home at 2275 Stefanshire Ave., Ocoee, sold Aug. 7, for $290,000. Built in 2004, it has five bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 2,925 square feet. The price per square foot is $99.15.WESTYN BAYThe home at 565 Palio Court, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $312,000 (REO/bank owned). Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 3,108 square feet. The price per square foot is $100.39. The home at 668 Cimarosa Court, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $279,900 (REO/bank owned). Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,393 square feet. The price per square foot is $116.97. CITY OF WINTER GARDENThese are the largest building permits issued by the city of Winter Garden from Aug. 2 to 9, in order of dollar amounts. ADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 22 E Crest Ave. Living room addition/ Thomas G. Terrusa $100,000 master bath addition 1230 Union Club Drive Swimming pool and spa deck Ralph W Walker $59,105 15977 Citrus Knoll Drive New pool and spa Howard Guillermo J. Arias $55,000 235 N Lakeview Ave. Re-roof Gerald H. Jowers $43,900 836 Gayle Mill Drive Swimming pool Kristen K. and Timothy J. Dixon $42,000 209 Timbercreek Pines Circle Swimming pool with concrete deck Cheryl Ann Hammons $38,000 219 W. Story Road Re-roof Kathleen M. OConnell $25,925 312 Du Drive Solar installation Cynthia Sharman $25,704 316 W. Tilden St. Remove exterior door and ll Elizabeth and Robert K. Hollway $25,000 2454 Oakington St. Solar installation Juan Villegas $22,318 TOP BUILDING PERMITSSEE TRANSACTIONS PAGE 18


18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 281111Dr. 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 Welcome Back to School! The City of Ocoee wants you to be safe on the roads. Please follow these detours as we continue to make improvements to our great city. To download the map, visit or call our Public Works Team at 407-905-3170. Thank you for your patience and have a great school year! Vehicle Map on reverse side 280988 Welcome Back to School! The City of Ocoee wants you to be safe on the roads. Please follow these detours as we continue to make improvements to our great city. To download the map, visit or call our Public Works Team at 407-905-3170. Thank you for your patience and have a great school year! Vehicle Map on reverse side As the City of Ocoee continues to make progress on its historic Downtown Ocoee revitalization, there are some road closures that impact Ocoee Elementary and Middle School students. As part of the citys revitalization project, Bluford Avenue is closed to trac from Silver Star Road to McKey Street. Ocoee Police Department ocers and school crossing guards will be on hand to guide students and parents safely through the school trac zones. Parents, teachers and students may download Back-to-School Trac Maps and watch an informational video by visiting Trac maps are available at Ocoee City Hall and the Jim Beech Recreation Center. 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Built in 2012, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 2,679 square feet. The price per square foot is $115.71.CYPRESS RESERVEThe home at 13983 Jomatt Loop, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 7, for $406,541. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,931 square feet. The price per square foot is $138.70.LAKE ROBERTS LANDINGThe home at 2005 Lake Roberts Landing Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 6, for $590,000. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, a pool and 4,707 square feet. The price per square foot is $125.35.LAKEVIEW RESERVEThe home at 132 Zachary Wade St., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 7, for $272,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,708 square feet. OAKLAND PARKThe home at 1021 Huntspoint St., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 6, for $496,200. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,459 square feet. The price per square foot is $201.79.OAKS AT BRANDY LAKEThe home at 629 Bending Oak Trail, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 6, for $385,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths, a pool and 3,133 square feet. The price per square foot is $122.89.PLEASANT PARKThe home at 314 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 7, for $310,000. Built in 1952, it has two bedrooms, one-andone-half baths and 1,654 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $187.42.ROPER RESERVEThe home at 1704 Highbanks Curcle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 8, for $423,792. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,850 square feet. The price per square foot is $148.70.STONEYBROOK WESTThe townhouse at 1061 Priory Circle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 6, for $245,000. Built in 2009, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,996 square feet. The price per square foot is $122.75.VALENCIA SHORESThe home at 102 Valencia Shores Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 8, for $317,000. Built in 1977, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,100 square feet. The price per square foot is $150.95.WINTERMERE POINTEThe home at 2043 Wintermere Pointe Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 9, for $322,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,926 square feet. The price per square foot is $167.19. REAL ESTATE MILLIONPLUS TRANSACTIONS BAY HILL. The home at 5504 Brookline Drive, Or lando, sold Aug. 6, for $1.75 million. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths, a pool and 5,524 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $316.80. BAY HILL. The home at 6099 Tarwood Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 10, for $1.65 million. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, fourand-one-half baths and 4,425 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $372.88. SIGNATURE LAKES. The home at 6513 Point Hancock Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 7, for $1.3 million. Built in 2017, it has six bedrooms, ve-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 5,168 square feet of living area. fanniehillman.comThis Meadow Ridge home, at 429 Anessa Rose Loop, Ocoee, sold Aug. 6, for $454,000. It was the top transaction in Ocoee.


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She was the daughter of Leila Bell Cockcroft and Causey Charles Cockcroft. Merle was loved by so many and made a huge impact in the softball community. She had such an infectious smile with plenty of love to go around. She always believed that having a good heart was a magnet for miracles. Merle is survived by Edsel Decker (husband); Richard Decker (son); Vicky Decker (daughter-in law); Connie Gamble (daughter); Jack Gamble (son in-law);, Renita Rowe (daughter); Joey Rowe (soninlaw); Kay Stewart (daughter); Bobby Stewart (son-in-law);, Shan Decker (son); and Tonya Decker (daughter-in-law). She was also survived by 10 grand children and 14 great-grandchildren. She had many accomplishments, but one of her greatest was the family dynamic she created. After 25 years of employ ment, she retired from the Disciples of Christ in Florida but was also the first female police officer in Winter Garden, Flor ida, years prior. Her beautiful heart will for ever live on. Her wings were ready, but our hearts were not. Her viewing was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, followed by the service at 2 p.m. Your sweetie (Edsel) will sure miss you dearly. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES AMY J. LINDSEY DIED FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018.Amy J. Lindsey, age 49, of Ocoee, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. She was born on May 26, 1969, in Orlando. She was a lifelong resident of Ocoee and was a member of Starke Lake Baptist Church. Amy was very devoted to her family. Shewas extremelypatriotic and had a deep love of her country, especially the military. She was also a big fan of the Florida Gators. Shewas preceded in death by her father, Ray Lindsey; and her grandparents, H.B. and Gladys McCoy. She is survived by her daughter, Brooke; her parents, Martha and Larry Herrington; her sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Brian Hendrix; as well asmany nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. Visitation for Amy was from 10 to 11 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Starke Lake Baptist Church, Ocoee. The funeral service followed at11 a.m., also at the church, with Pastor Jeff Pritchard officiating. Inter ment was to be at the Ocoee Cemetery. To express condolences, please visitcollisonfamily Services entrusted to Collison Family Funeral Home, Winter Park. (407) 678-4500. STEVEN TYLER FELT DIED WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2018.Steven Tyler Felt was born on March 24, 1992, to Ralph Steven Felt and Rachel Christine Felt. Tyler attended Ocoee High School before continuing his career in construction management. He was currently living in Winter Garden, Florida, before claiming his forever home on the outskirts of Heaven on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Tyler was someone who could ease your troubles, make you laugh, make you think or make you crazy. He could dance with you, sing with you, hunt with you, fish with you or drive a dirt road with you. No matter what you did or who you were, he only had to flash his stunning smile and your life would never be the same again. Our worlds have been forever changed without his love, protection, generosity and wit. Tyler was predeceased by his grandparents, Nelson and Janice Felt, Paul Dyal and Charles Buddy Stephens. He is survived by his grandmother, Patricia Dyal; parents, Steve and Rachel Felt; siblings, DeAnne Martin, Sarah Felt and Rebecca (Cameron) Dotson; nieces, Abby and Charlotte Wallace; along with many lov ing aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were entrusted to Collison Carey-Hand Funer al Home and held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Mosaic Church Winter Garden. A memorial at Tanner Hall followed at 5:30 p.m. later that day.


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DONATION HOTLINE: 407-905-0406 regard but also has recognized the game as regularly constituted on a normal golf course can be a bit of a tall task for families with younger children. Enter Obstacle FootGolf. Its putt-putt with a soccer ball, Crane said with a smile at his recently opened course in Winter Garden. (Regular foot golf is) a long course, and its more difficult for the kids to play. The idea behind this is its so much easier for the kids and families. It doesnt take half as much time and the obstacles make it fun. Cranes Obstacle FootGolf course sits on an open field adjacent to and owned by Oasis Church on Avalon Road. Crane had previously partnered with the church to host soccer games for a league he runs. The church was receptive to partnering with Crane again on this project, and now the open space is home to a course with hills, tires and log that create holes with names such as Tire Trouble, Sherwood Forest and Krakatoa. The holes were designed by Crane and his wife, based on some of the courses they had seen during their travels in Europe, where the game is more popular. We tried to take some of the best components from things that weve seen and add our own ideas to them, Crane said. Each hole is different, and were very proud of the way it has turned out. Obstacle FootGolf opened in June and has had several events and camps since then. Crane said the reception has been strong, with kids and adults alike enjoy ing a unique twist on the miniature golf concept. The reaction has been really, really good, Crane said. Every body who has come out here has enjoyed themselves. Among the local youth who have taken to the footgolf links is Amy Crane, Steve Cranes daughter. Like her dad, Amy has a love for soccer and golf, so she sees the game as a natural fit. She said obstacles make it harder but more fun and particularly likes Krakatoa, the hole shaped like a volcano. She even has some advice for would-be players for handling the the uphill battle of that par ticular hole. Its easier if you put the ball under your shoe and roll it up the hill, Amy Crane said. In recent years, Steve Crane has been crowned a world champion in the regular version of footgolf and placed in the top three at tournaments this year in Hungary, Austria and Turkey. As excited as he gets for trav eling the world and competing in the game, he seems equally enthusiastic about sharing this family-friendly variation in West Orange. The course is available for use and rental for parties and corporate events, and he said he can happily accommodate most tee-time requests. Anyone inter ested in giving it a try can attain more information at He said Obstacle FootGolf is still in a feeling out period as he tries to hone the business model and partner with the church. However, he is encouraged by what has transpired so far. My fingers are crossed that we get more and more interest, Crane said. It seems like just the other day that spring football was wrapping up and even that wait has been unbearable for highschool football fans. Luckily, varsity football returns this week with preseason Kickoff Classics Aug. 17 featuring all five area programs, headlined by a home game for the Ocoee Knights and the West Orange Warriors paying a visit to the rival Windermere Wolverines. The Ocoee Knights will host the Oak Ridge Pioneers in a game that marks a handful of debuts for the Knights most notably of Ocoees new head coach, Aaron Sheppard. It also will debut a new home grandstand for the Knights, as well as new matte black helmets to match the teams black home uniforms. Almost a year to the day after the West Orange War riors slapped 70 points on the Windermere Wolverines in last falls preseason game the first game for the new program at Windermere High the Wolverines will get a chance to show improvement when they host West Orange. Parking is expected to be at a premium at Deputy Scott Pine Community Park, and fans are encouraged to arrive early and catch shuttles to the field from Windermere Highs campus. In other action, Foundation Academy will travel to east Orlando to take on a talented Orlando Christian Prep team in one of Central Floridas top preseason match-ups of private schools. Legacy Charter will travel to take on Mount Dora Christian, and CFCA will travel the farthest of all local schools, heading to St. Petersburg to take on Northside Christian. All games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. STEVEN RYZEWSKICrane works to grow gameWait is over for varsity football Steven RyzewskiJeremiah Fails and the Ocoee Knights will host Metro Conference rival Oak Ridge in their Kicko Classic Aug. 17. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 How do you think the summer went for the team? It was really good. This is pretty much a new team this year. We have lots of incoming freshmen and new girls to cheer, in general. Weve grown a lot in the past couple weeks. Are you excited to be a captain as a senior? Im really happy that I was chosen to be captain, because Ive been on varsity since my freshman year. Ive seen what the team has been like every single year and what it takes to be a leader. Which gets you more excited cheering for football or competitive cheerleading season? Im always excited for both seasons, of course but I love football season more than anything. Being able to see my friends up in the stands, cheering on the football team, cheering on me and being able to interact with everyone is just always a good time. Which games do you look forward to the most? Definitely the Windermere and the Olympia games. I know lots of people who cheer at those schools and go to schools because theyre super local, so its always nice to see friends from other schools. Are you planing on going to college and do you hope to cheer in college, too? I do plan on going to college, and Im looking toward study ing psychology. I love talking to people, and I love when people talk to me about whats going on with their life. I do plan on cheering in college, too, because I couldnt imagine my life without cheerleading. Have you had a favorite teacher so far while at West Orange High? Ive had a lot of teachers that Ive really learned a lot from whether its school-wise or things about life. Do you enjoy watching sports? I love watching sports, and I do love watching football on Saturdays and Sundays. I always sit on the couch with my family, and we all watch football. ...My mother went to Ole Miss, so Im an Ole Miss fan, and my dad went to the University of Miami, so Im also a Hur ricanes fan. Whats your go-to restaurant around town? I love myself some Chilis youve got to get the chips and salsa. People might think this is weird, but you need to get a side of ranch. Their ranch doesnt taste like ranch, it tastes like this whole other crazy dip, but its really good. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTOlivia Livy Correa has been on the cheerleading team at West Orange High since she was a freshman, and this year gets to take the reins as a captain for the varsity squad. She got a chance to show o her leadership skills during a busy summer for the Warriors, which culminated with the UCA Camp at UCF last month.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSLivy Correa THE BASICSAGE: 17 BIRTHPLACE: Secaucus, New Jersey HEIGHT: 5-foot-6 SCHOOL: West Orange YEAR: Senior POSITIONS: Flyer, back spot


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 23 282757 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORIt may be a time for highschool baseball fans in West and Southwest Orange County to re-evaluate their allegiances as far as professional baseball is concerned. Or if youre like me and have an undying loyalty to a bad team shout out to the Chicago White Sox it might at least be time to make room for a new team to follow on a secondary basis. Whether you knew it or not, if you root for local ballplayers once they move on to college and beyond, youre probably rooting for the Cincinnati Reds. Two local alumni Jesse Winker and Mason Williams have suited up for Cincinnatis Big League club this summer, and two more Rylan Thomas and Michael Byrne were drafted by the Reds and are finding early success in the teams farm system. Time to track down a Mr. Red bobblehead on Amazon. Winker, a 2012 grad of Olympia High, has had the most success with the franchise and has been there the longest. Before he was shut down for the season with a shoulder injury that required surgery, the former Titan was a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate in 281 at-bats this season, he has hit .299 with 43 RBIs and seven home runs. According to MLB. com, Winker had been battling a lingering pain in his right shoulder for the entire season, and after it was re-aggravated during a game July 23, the team made the decision to address the issue in its totality. Its been happening, and weve done everything we can to keep it at bay, Winker said. Now its time to go in there and fix it. Everyone agrees with this step. Its time to go do it. The unfortunate turn of events for the Olympia alum created an opportunity for an alumnus of one of the Titans top rivals: Mason Williams, a former West Orange Warrior. Drafted by the New York Yankees, with whom he debuted as a Big Leaguer in 2015 and appeared in 25 games, Williams was acquired by the Reds in November. He had been playing for Cincinnatis Triple-A franchise in Louisville when the call came July 26 to return to baseballs top echelon. A day after the call-up, on July 27 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Williams crushed a go-ahead, three-run home run to help elevate his new team to a 6-4 victory. In his brief time with the Reds, Williams is hitting .289 with four RBIs and four runs scored, making his case to stay with the Big League club. If it wasnt enough that two local alumni have suited up for Cincinnati this summer, the Reds drafted a couple promising local prospects for good measure. Rylan Thomas, a Windermere Prep alum who had started his varsity career at West Orange, had a dynamic college career at UCF, clubbing 13 home runs and driving in 55 RBIs as a sophomore while hitting .343. Drafted by Cincinnati in the 26th round of this summers MLB First-Year Player Draft, Thomas has been strong in his debut professional season with the Greeneville Reds, Cincinnatis Rookie League affiliate. Thomas is hitting .291 on the season with 19 extra-base hits (10 doubles and nine home runs) and was recognized as the Appalachian Leagues Player of the Month for July. Joining Thomas as a Reds selection in this summers draft is Michael Byrne, another Olympia alum and currently a pitcher for the Daytona Tor tugas Cincinnatis Class-A Advanced affiliate in the Florida State League. Byrne, arguably the best closer in college baseball as a pitcher for the Florida Gators, has made 14 appearances as a pro and has an impressive ERA of 1.80. There are no guarantees in professional baseball; players are traded or option back to the minors every day. But with Williams being the oldest of the four players mentioned at 26, and Winker just 24, its not impossible to imagine a scenario one day with four players from four local schools suiting up for one Big League franchise. In which case, dont be surprised if you start seeing more Reds jerseys around town here locally a mere 900 miles away from Great American Ball Park. SIDLEINE SCENE Local ties piling up with MLBs Reds Courtesy Cincinnati RedsBefore an injury cut his season short, Olympia alum Jesse Winker was a Rookie of the Year candidate. 282830 rfntbnfn n tnfrfntfbfbnnnnfrfbtbfrrr fntbt


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