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WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. OCOEE DEBUTS NEW OCOEE.ORGThe city of Ocoee has debuted a newly designed website that is easier to navigate and more aesthetically pleasing. Designers also have added enhanced security features so users information is safer. To check out the citys new site and see what it has to oer, visit TOWN West Orange High FFA celebrates new digs. 13.FREE SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORPresently, there are few options to reach Lake County from West Orange, the most accessible of which is State Road 50. But with the continual growth in West Orange, Lake County and Clermont, it is expected the roadway will be unable to adequately support future traffic demands. In anticipation of this, the Central Florida Expressway Author ity has been conducting studies to create another east-west connector roadway. CFX held its first public infor -CFX hosts informational meeting for future east-west connectorThe Central Florida Expressway Authority is conducting a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a roadway connecting Lake County and West Orange. Farewell, Mr. Foltz Dennis Foltz said the town has made great strides during his tenure. Now, its time to pass the reins to someone else, namely Steve Koontz. SEE PAGE 4. SEE CFX PAGE 6 ITS READ EVERYWHERE! GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORDowntown Ocoee soon may be home to a bed-and-breakfast inn and speakeasy. The B&B and speakeasy was proposed by Ocoee resident Kathleen Crown, also a member of the citys Human Relations Diversity Board, during the Aug. 7 City Commission meeting.Ocoee resident proposes WithersMaguire House B&B conversionKathleen Crown hopes to lease or purchase the property to retrot it into a B&B, speakeasy and wedding venue. If youre going out of town, make sure to pack a copy of the newspaper so you can enter our Its Read Everywhere photo contest. PAGE 16. Amy QuesinberryDennis Foltz is retiring after nine years from a position that initially was supposed to be his for three months. SEE RESIDENT PAGE 6Michael Eng Professional partnershipAtlas Speed Training and Farnsworth Peak Performance opens in Winter Garden. PAGE 21.VOLUME 85, NO. 35


2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 As West Orange County continues to grow, so does your need for high-quality healthcare. Were excited to invite you to tour an all-new healthcare facility Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion Horizon West, a service of Orlando Health Health Central Hospital, expanding your access to care when you need it most. Join us for: rfntbn tn n tnntnnn nrnt ntrnnttntn nntn ntnntntnnrfntb rff ntbn tn t ntrb t t Made Possible By nn 283724 283460 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: THURSDAY, SEPT. 6THE GREATEST GRANDPARENTS 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Its time to celebrate awesome grandparents. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. (407) 835-7323. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 10 a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, and running through Dec. 6 in the Building C special-events dining room at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or co-worker, journey through your grief toward healing and hope for the future. Weekly GriefShare meetings through Dec. 6 include videos featuring leading grief-recovery experts, small-group discussion/support and a workbook to reinforce weekly session topics. Register online at care/#grief. Email care@st.lukes. org or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, for more information.FRIDAY, SEPT. 7ART, WINE & MUSIC STROLL 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in downtown Windermere. At this Windermere arts event downtown businesses will provide wine samples and food tastings as participants stroll along Main Street while viewing artists painting live and listening to live music. Complete the stroll and visit all the participating businesses to win prizes. Tickets are $25 for wine, food and entertainment and $10 without the wine. For tickets, go to, SEPT. 8NOAH SCHNACKY AT THE SOCIAL 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Catch Noah Schnacky in concert. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15. Visit event. YARN ART MONSTER FEET INSTALLATION 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Watch local artist Jennifer Par rish install crocheted monster feet on library benches and tables. Play sidewalk chalk games and make an art project. Popsicles will be served. (407) 835-7323.SUNDAY, SEPT. 9COMMUNITY YOGA 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Practice yoga to strengthen muscles, improve bone density, increase cardiovascular health and reduce stress. All levels and body types are welcome. Take comfy clothes, water and an open mind. Yoga mats will be provided. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. (407) 835-7323. MONDAY, SEPT. 10CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Mike Ryan presents The History of Gate Crossings. Free. (407) 656-0559. FAMILY YOGA 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Experience music, art, song, puppets and kid-style yoga poses. This can enhance concentration and rene motor skills as well as teach cooperative play and improve listening skills. Join Michelle from SoulGa Yoga for an interactive hour of individual and group poses, fun yoga games and kid yoga chants. No yoga mats necessary. Space is limited. Registration required at or (407) 835-7323.THURSDAY, SEPT. 13GENETIC GENEALOGY 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Learn how DNA test results can help to conrm, extend and deepen your genealogical research. Each session will focus on specic chapters from the book Genetic Genealogy in Practice, by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. Email genealogy@ocls. info to nd out how library card-holders can get a copy of the book. This program is a series and requires registration for all four meeting dates. (407) 835-7323. KOOLAID PLAY 2 p.m Thursday, Sept. 13, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Oh, yeah! Its time for some good old-fashioned Kool-Aid fun! Recommended for preschoolers. (407) 835-7323. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. The topic is the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her, directed by Dinesh DSouza and John Sullivan. Buet served at noon. Cost is $20 for lunch. RSVP at (407) 230-5968 or rebeccat Email worw. WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB MEETING 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. The Windermere Gar den Club starts its new year with guest speaker Tom MacCubbin, horticulturist, author, radio host and retired IFAS extension agent. Coee and light refreshments. The public is invited, and meetings are not limited to Windermere residents. Peggy, (407) 876-4239 YOUR CALENDAR


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 3 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORTeachers gathered in the Maxey Elementary cafetorium with their students on Thursday, Aug. 30, expecting to hear from a guest speaker. What they got, however, was a check for $10,000 from Burlington Stores Inc., which is celebrating the opening of its newest store in the Winter Gar den Village at Fowler Groves. Principal Carletta Davis-Wilson accepted the check from James Tate, Winter Garden store manager. The donation was made in partnership with AdoptA Davis-Wilson said the funds will be divided among the classroom teachers who work directly with students on a daily basis. She said this would amount to about $371 per teacher. It was exciting to see the amount of support for teachers and our students education, Davis-Wilson said.Students were elated to see their teachers recognized for their commitment. As the teachers went on stage to be recognized, students in the audience cheerfully chanted, Maxey! Maxey! and shook bright blue pompons. I was happy for them because they deserve it, said fourthgrader Zaileen Cosme. They really do. I feel really great for them. Teachers will be able to buy school-specialty supplies and resources through the online market place, Davis-Wilson said. The teachers at Maxey extend our gratitude and give thanks to Burlington for adopting each of our classes, said third-grade teacher Sharell Nichols. This act of caring allows us (educators) to continue to take our students education to the max.Maxey Elementary teachers gifted with $10,000 Burlington Stores, which is opening a new store in Winter Garden, presented the check to the principal and teachers.Amy QuesinberryBurlington Stores presented Maxey Elementary School teachers with a $10,000 check last week.GROWING PAINSOrange County Public Schools ocials hosted a livestream town hall to share how it builds new schools. getary constraints, Kelly said. For the proposed 2018-19 CIP, OCPS either owns or has reserved 15 of the 20 school sites on the list, Kelly added. The remaining five sites are either under contract or in negotiations. What approvals does OCPS need to build schools? Once a school site is chosen, the district begins the process to obtain all the required local, state and federal approvals. OCPS is required to obtain the proper land-use and zoning designations for a proposed property. According to Julie Salvo, a senior administrator in the Facilities Planning Department, schools have their own development standards, and any schooldevelopment proposal to a local government must address compatibility with the surrounding land uses, building heights, parcel sizes, site access, stormwater management, parking and traffic operations, among other things. As you can probably imagine, constructing a new school requires many layers of approval, Salvo said. First, we have to meet all local requirements. And we are still required to obtain permits if we want to connect to the public infrastructure, such as roads and utilities. She added OCPS also needs to coordinate locally to ensure the provision of school resource officers and crossing guards which are provided by either a city or county and the implementation of pedestrian-safety measures, such as sidewalks in school zones. The district also needs preapproval from the state Department of Education for any new school-construction project, and must coordinate with the Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection if there are wetlands or an endangered species on a proposed school site. How are new schools funded? Salvo said OCPS is fortunate because it has more funding resources to help build schools compared to other school districts in Florida. Salvo said the districts total budget for 2018-19 is $3.2 billion, of which one-third is the capital budget. The capital budget is what OCPS uses to build new schools and renovate existing schools. According to district documents, the 2018-19 proposed capital budget is $1.04 billion and includes funding for 10 new schools in the next five years six of which are located in West Orange. The capital budget is primarily funded via the half-penny sales tax, local property tax and impact fees, Salvo said. About 13% of the capital budgets revenue comes from impact fees, which are paid by developers when they receive building permits to construct a new house. Mitigation payments, recalculated every two to four years, also help pay for new schools. These fees are additional developer contributions that complement the money OCPS receives from impact fees. In Orange County, if a proposed development with more than 10 units is to be constructed in an overcrowded school zone, the developer is required to pay mitigation. What is the process for building a new school? According to Lauren Roth, senior manager for facilities communication, parents often ask what determines school size and timeline for a new school project. Lambert explained school sizes are based on a framework approved in 2003. Based on the framework, elementary schools should have an 830-student capacity; middle schools should have a 1,215-student capacity; K-8 schools should have a 1,200-student capacity; and high schools should have a 2,776-student capacity. Following site acquirement, the district begins the planning process, which takes about 10 months, Lambert said. Then, the project goes through an eightto 13-month design process, depending on the type of school, which is then followed by a construction period of about 12 to 24 months. Throughout this process, OCPS holds community meetings with OCPS families to provide updates and and collect public feedback. OCPS also enlists its student enrollment department to plan on how best to rezone students. The process involves the collection of demographic data, community meetings, workshops and public hearings.GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORIf youre the parent of a child attending a public school in Orange County, its likely you have some questions regarding the endless construction of relief schools. After repeatedly receiving questions from OCPS parents inquiring about the process involved with building new schools, district officials hosted a two-hour town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29, focusing on the six questions they receive most often. Below are summaries of the districts explanations. How does OCPS plan schools? The first step involves the districts Advance Planning Committee. The committee uses development data to predict and determine if, when, and where a new relief school will soon be needed to accommodate future growth, said Jessma Lambert, director of construction planning for OCPS. These predictions then are used to create what is termed the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan which is updated annually based on new student-enrollment data. The CIP is essentially a school priority list that suggests which existing schools will soon need to be relieved. If the CIP is approved, the districts Facilities Planning and Real Estate departments start the search for potential school sites. How does OCPS decide which schools are built first? Enrollment projections are essential in prioritizing which schools are built first, said Thomas Moore, a senior administrator and demographer for OCPS. Moore explained the district uses what is called the Orange County School Enrollment Projection Model, which formulates rates using GIS technology based on a methodology that involves development, attendance and birth data, along with out-ofzone students. This tool helps us to determine the year at which the collective overage of the relieving schools will have enough enrollment to open the new school, he said. We cannot just use these numbers alone; we have to use the geographical analyses, too. Just because one overcrowded school might show an overage of 350 students doesnt necessarily mean that we can relieve that school. In an ideal world, we would just build all the planned schools at the same time and set up all the school zones at once, but as a result, we would have several schools with very low enrollment, which is not an efficient use of district resources. So, instead, in growing areas, we have to allow overcrowding to occur. How does OCPS decide where to locate schools? In Horizon West, OCPS has limited input in selecting school sites, because there are already predetermined locations, said Laura Kelly, a staff attorney for OCPS who handles real-estate issues. Horizon West is part of a masterplan community where the school sites are in predeter mined locations selected by the county and the developers back in the 1990s, she said. The plan includes 15 elementary-school sites, three middle-school sites and one high-school site. Oftentimes, the sites that were selected for schools are not necessarily what OCPS would have chosen. However, when it comes to the rest of the county, the districts Real Estate Management Department considers several factors when determining where to locate a new school. These factors, some of which carry more weight than others, include the sites proximity to the student population, site availability and configuration, the surrounding road network, utility infrastructure, environmental concerns, existing and adjacent land uses, neighborhood support and bud-


4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORWhen Dennis Foltz took the position as interim town manager for Oakland in 2009, his goal for the three-month assignment was to help the town take a fresh look at functions and organization that would benefit the municipality and its next full-time manager. He also vowed to assist in keeping the town functions operating smoothly. Little did he know he would remain in that position for nine years. Foltz has effectively managed the growth that catapulted Oak land from a quiet town of 2,500 with no sewer system and few businesses to what it is now a town on the edge of remarkable, but controlled, growth with nearly 3,100 residents and the potential to redefine the way other municipali ties handle their own growth. Mr. Dennis turned this smalltown operation into a corporate entity, Commissioner Joseph McMullen said. He developed department heads, streamlined operations, set standards, improved trust from the community and the list goes on.(He) has positioned the town of Oakland for the future with his hard work and vision from the day he entered our doors. We are in a great place due to his dedication and expectation of excellence, McMullen said. Under Dennis leadership in Oak land, he has brought us into the present and prepared us well for the years to come, Mayor Kathy Stark said. I could not be more grateful for what he has done for this wonderful town that he loves as much as we, the residents, do.TAKING THE LEADFoltz, a Clermont resident, came out of retirement in 2009 to take the position in Oakland. Before retiring, he owned a consulting firm that specialized in regional, city and school planning and management services. In 2001-02, he was the principal transportation planner for the city of Ocoee. When he took the interim position with Oakland, Foltz already was familiar with the town through his positions with Ocoee and Orange County Public Schools. He also had served several years on the board of the Oakland Nature Preserve when a fellow board member suggested he temporarily assist Oakland. Town officials were impressed with Foltz and his work experience and asked him to stay for six months. I was doing it as a consultant, because it was just temporary, he said. I said, You let me know when you want me to leave. And they said, No, you tell us when you want to leave. After a year they said, Why dont you just become an employee? I stayed longer than six months. The town manager was faced with helping turn around a 120-year-old town in which many of its residents were accustomed to the way it was, he said. The financial outlook was dire, and his new staff asked when he was going to start making employee cuts. Financially, it was very weak, Foltz said. Organizationally, it was very disorganized. Infrastructurewise, we were in a water moratorium, we didnt have any more water in our system. They had started the expansion of the water system. There was a lot to fix, he said.LEADING CHANGEThe key, he said, was expanding the tax base, which meant bringing more commercial development into the town. But when a developer inquired about build ing a truck stop on West Colonial Drive, Foltz knew it was important to prepare the main highway for smart growth, which meant adding sanitary sewer. He, the staff and the town commission created the Gateway Corridor Overlay, which put restrictions on what could be built along West Colonial and Oakland Avenue. The next step was to look at the feasibility of bringing sanitary sewer to the town so the appropriate commercial would follow. You have to lead with planning; thats a daily mantra, you have to lead with planning, he said. If you dont lead with context, (thats like) just taking off on a trip without a map. A mobility study further defined Oaklands character and deter mined needs. Im very happy with where weve come with our planning, Foltz said. I think even in times where we didnt have a lot of money, you have to invest. You pay for planning up front. As decisions come up, youve got a context to make them in and, particularly on the design, as you go through that, you build community support and you inform, he said. The story of Oakland is going to be a model. To help fulfill this vision, the right staff had to be in place. There was no infrastructure, there was no planning or vision for the future, he said. Once you look at the visioning how were going to get there then you look inter nally at the organization. My philosophy as a manager is you cant do it all yourself, he said. We finally have a front-line staff that I believe to be the heartbeat of the organization. He quoted the late Steve Jobs: It doesnt make sense tohire smart peopleand then tell them what to do; wehire smart peopleso they can tell us what to do. Dennis has been so great to work for and to work with, Town Clerk Kim Gay said. He has helped me and others by recognizing our professionalism and allowing us to do our jobs.He has always valued us as a team and as individuals. Dennis impact on Oakland has been profound here, Stark said. He could take all his experience and apply it to what needed to be done. This includes preparing for the future with an expanded water utility, developing a wastewater utility that involved an agreement with Clermont to provide services and obtaining funding from the state to build the infrastructure. Foltz was instrumental in hir ing professional staffing that has enabled well-run departments, including public works, planning and finance, as well as Oakland Avenue Charter School and the Oakland Police Department. He has secured a number of grants to rehabilitate homes and grants to improve drainage throughout the town. Foltzalso assembled a group of local residents to advise him on projects based on their expertise, and this served him and the town well through the years, Stark said. I think Oakland is on a really good path, Foltz said. I dont think there are things that I would have done differently. There is one task he was unable to complete, however, and that is the issue with Oaklands ZIP code. Because of capacity restraints at Oaklands post office, there are a number of residents who have to use the 34787 ZIP code, which is associated with Winter Garden, instead of 34760. Its an identity thing, its a historic thing but its a financial thing, Foltz said. A lot of things are identified by the ZIP code. So when money gets distributed (through the states Communication Service Tax), it can get distrib uted based on ZIP code.LASTING EFFECTAlthough hes retiring, Foltz said he will be in Oakland often, visiting friends and getting updates on progress in the town. I came here too late in life, Foltz, 78, said. If I came here when I was 50 and was now in my 60s, I could be around to see the fruits of my labors. Its like, you have this Maserati and you fix it up and then you have to let someone else drive it. He said he will miss working with his staff and the Town Commission and continuing to improve the town. But Ill be able to come over here and enjoy it, to have lunch and ride a bike, he said. I wish I were 10 years younger. His retirement is official Sept. 28, and then he and his wife, DeAnna Cree, will spend about three months in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they have a second home. He hopes to do some more trav eling but then admitted to wanting to tackle a project where he can use his knowledge, maybe do a little teaching or connect planners and managers and see what they can learn from each other. He was a true mentor and guide for my growth as a young commissioner, McMullen said. I will forever be grateful for his impact to the town of Oakland and my jour ney as a public servant. Dennis is a visionary and has brought this town a long way dur ing his time here, Gay said.He has been a positive impact on Oak land. Oakland town manager to retireMy philosophy as a manager is you cant do it all yourself. We nally have a front-line sta that I believe to be the heartbeat of the organization. Dennis FoltzAmy Quesinberry RETIREMENT PARTY FOR DENNIS FOLTZWHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 WHERE: Town Meeting Hall, 221 Arrington St., Oakland DETAILS: Town residents are invited to say goodbye to Foltz and enjoy hors doeuvres, desserts and refreshments. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 5 284061 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORA Winter Garden family recently lost a judgment in a civil case involving the shooting of two of its dogs, a Rottweiler named Bane and a black Labrador named Pepper. According to court documents, the shooting occurred July 2, 2016, at the familys home in Winter Garden. Orange County Deputy Gilad Levy responded to the home in reference to a burglary alarm. The alarm was inadvertently set off by a relative who lived out of town and made prior arrangements to stay at the familys home while in Winter Garden. The family member had arrived at the residence at a time when no one else was home and began tending to some plants in the backyard before she entered through an unlocked door to use the restroom. Doing so triggered a burglary alarm, and after calling her sister the owner of the home to deactivate the alarm, the relative went outside again and let the familys four dogs out of their kennels. However, the alarm-monitoring company placed a call to the familys landline to ask for a second access code to check on the house. When no one answered, the company notified police. According to court documents, when Levy arrived at the home he saw a vehicle parked at the end of the driveway and had a dispatcher call inside the home again. When no one answered, he walked up the driveway and reportedly failed to notice the lawn sign warning that there were dogs present. After checking the door to a detached garage, Levy was making his way back to the entryway when he saw a black Labrador, Pepper, running toward him from the back of the house. Levy reportedly took a step back and pulled out his gun, yelling at Pepper to get back. Bane then came running from the back of the house as well. At the sight of Bane, Deputy Levy retreated further toward the detached garages wall, the court documents read. He trained his gun on Bane; both dogs approached him closer, and Deputy Levy kept moving back. In a matter of seconds, Deputy Levy was wedged between the garage and a black truck, and both dogs ran right up to him, between one and three feet away. Levy then fired two shots at the dogs, the first of which struck Bane in the snout. The second hit Pep per in the back as she turned away. Both dogs then ran away, and the family member emerged from the back of the house to investigate the noise, which she thought to be firecrackers. When Lawrence Chastang, Banes owner, arrived at the residence, he immediately transported Bane to an emergency animal hospital. When Pepper was found hours later and taken to a hospital after having run away, the vet said she would make close to a full physical recovery. However, Bane had labored breathing and was suffering intensely, Chastang said. He ultimately made the decision to euthanize Bane. I just couldnt keep watching him suffer like that, Chastang said. It was too much. The Chastang family claimed the shooting constituted an unreasonable seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment. How ever, Judge Rob Dalton determined Levys use of force was a reasonable reaction, given the circumstances, because the deputy first yelled at the dogs to get back and did not shoot until they got closer. Plaintiffs maintain that nonlethal force should have been used instead, court documents state. This argument does not carry the day. Although lethal force may not have been the best possible response, that is not the test reasonableness is. The court cannot operate with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. So, in assess ing whether deputy Levy meets the reasonableness test here, the court resoundingly finds he does. Although the judge ruled Levy acted reasonably in self-defense to a perceived threat, the family disagrees. These are family pets; they shouldnt be so callously treated like theyre some sort of wild animals, Chastang said. This was excessive force, and our intention was to bring to light how their system and use of force matrix supports their actions of killing family pets. His family, he said, is still in shock over how a call over a false burglary alarm led to the death of one of their family pets and a per manent injury to the other dog. With the number of people who contacted us and related to the situation, my family and I felt we were representing more than just ourselves, he said. And we knew that if we had asked for $20,000 or $30,000, with their budget, they would have just written the check, and it would have never affected any change in their policies. So our intention was to create such a financial burden to them, that they would have to revisit their policies. Court: Deputy justied in dog-shooting incidentTwo Winter Garden familys dogs were shot by an Orange County deputy who responded to a false burglary alarm in 2016. One died.Courtesy photoBane Chastang was euthanized following injuries sustained during an ocer-involved shooting.The court cannot operate with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. So, in assessing whether deputy Levy meets the reasonableness test here, the court resoundingly nds he does. Judge Rob Dalton


6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 278881 rfntb ft rfn Celebrating Tasty Tuesdaysrrfr fnttbAt The Sheridan we believe in celebrations, smiles and happiness. And we love grandchildren too! From family nights and birthday dinners to monthly theme parties and Brain Health University, our award-winning programs are focused on happiness and well-being. Get a taste of what life at The Sheridan is all about. Assuming the 1888 structure can support it, the B&B and speakeasy would be housed in the historic Withers-Maguire House on the northeast corner of North Bluford and East Oakland ave nues, near Ocoee City Hall and the lakeshore center. Crown, who suggested naming the potential B&B The Royal Crown Inn, believes the inn and speakeasy would be a boon to the city and appreciated by both residents and tourists. She plans to market the B&B to bicyclists who traverse the West Orange Trail and people who enjoy fishing on Starke Lake. What I would like to do is propose we save this historical building because we only have two historical buildings in the city of Ocoee: the WithersMaguire House and (Womens Club of Ocoee), which are both on the national registry, Crown said. So Id like to create a wedding reception venue, and Id like to create a B&B. Id like to add a speakeasy on the property (and) develop elegant gardens with both a water fountain and a fire feature. Crown said her plans are also to add an ice-cream window at the back of the future inn and a lun cheonette, once the new Ocoee City Hall is built across the street. Her goal is to create a place that both families and adults can enjoy. She plans to invite local musicians to play at the speak easy and encourage local artists to display their artwork at the inn. I want to create a familyfriendly place during the day so that we have a place to gather in the city of Ocoee, because we really dont have that right now, she said. And then a really cool place to come at night thats elegant, thats not a biker bar, thats not a loud, rowdy sports bar, but somewhere you can sit down and listen to some nice music and some jazz and just to talk to friends and hang out. According to floor plans Crown shared, the historic home would be renovated to add private bathrooms to the two first-floor bedrooms, a commercial kitchen and laundry room in the kitchen space, and the sunroom and liv ing room would be converted into the speakeasy, luncheonette and main lounge. The second floor would be renovated to contain three guest rooms with private bathrooms, she added. Ocoee commissioners and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson liked the sound of the Crowns vision for the property. Johnson said the city is not able to sell the property right now, but it may be possible to lease the home for purchase. Commissioner John Grogan recommended Crown try to focus on one or two of her proposals, and Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen suggested having Crown hire a structural engineer to inspect the building before moving forward. Crown said an inspection was planned for Tuesday, Sept. 4. mational meeting regarding the Lake/Orange county connector Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. With all the growth going on in southwest Orange County, Lake County and the Clermont area, its not particularly easy to get back and forth between the two, said Kathy Putnam, public involvement coordinator for the project study. So this study is looking at whether a limitedaccess road between U.S. 27 on the west and State Road 429 in the east is viable and fundable. And were currently trying to determine if we can find a preferred alignment. In Orange County, the study area falls within the town center and Village H (Hickory Nut) of the Horizon West community. In Lake County, the study area falls within the Wellness Way area. The goal is to analyze which of the 18 potential alignments identified are the most feasible and narrow down the number of corridors being considered, Putnam said. Theyve identified 18 separate alignment portions that go from west to east and theyll study those corridors to deter mine the potential impact on the area, Putnam said. Well need to find out how many land parcels are going to be affected; if there are any environmental concerns we need to watch; and if there are any known future plans or developments we need to steer clear of. We also need to determine which potential cor ridors might get the most traf fic and, of course, how much it would all cost to build. The proposed connector project is currently in the Project Development and Environmental Study phase of the process. At the end of the study, the CFX board will make a determination on whether to move forward or place the project on hold. At the end of this study, the preferred alignment goes to the CFX board, Putnam said. And the board can either approve the preferred alignment and move forward to the design phase of the project, or they can say they dont think its viable or fund able and they dont think its yet ready to move forward, and theyll just set it on the shelf. The next public informational meeting will be held January 2019. Then, officials will deter mine the final preferred alignment. A public hearing will be held in June. To see a project fact sheet, visit For more information, contact the Central Florida Expressway Authority at (407) 802-3210 or via email at lakeorangestudy@ HOUSEThe Withers-Maguire House is one of Orange Countys oldest homes and is on U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The home was built as a one-story home in 1888 by a Confederate ocer named William Temple Withers, but the home had a second story added later. Gen. Withers widow, Martha, lived there until her three children were grown. Martha then sold it to David and Maggie Maguire in 1910 for $5,000. David and Maggie are the grandparents of Fred Harold Maguire, the rst mayor of the unincorporated city of Ocoee, who moved into the home in the 1920s. The home, now owned by Ocoee, is now known as the WithersMaguire House in reference to the two families that owned it. Resident proposes new B&BCFX explores options for roadCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


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According to a press release from UNITE HERE, a union that represents workers throughout the United States and Canada, the agreement between the Ser vice Trades Council Union which represents six unions cov ering 38,000 Walt Disney World employees and Disney would raise starting pay from $10 to $15 an hour. Members of the six affiliated unions were set to vote on the new agreement on Sept. 5 and 6. The contract provides for a historic wage increase that will change Central Florida and the hospitality industry for the better, said Eric Clinton, president of UNITE HERE Local 362. According to the statement, non-tipped employees starting pay will be gradually raised from $10 to $15 per hour by 2021. The first increase will take place in December, bumping up to $11 an hour; a second will increase pay to $12 in March 2019. Work ers will receive $13 in September 2019, $14 in October 2020 and $15 by October 2021. Employees currently paid $10 per hour or more will receive at least $4.75 in raises by October 2021, with $2.50 within the first six months. The new agreement will end on Oct. 1, 2022. Under the agreement, eligible employees also will receive their one-time discretionary bonus of $1,000, paid in one lump sum. Disney previously announced in January it would give $1,000 bonuses to employees following a tax cut passed by Congress but then said union members would not receive the bonus during payraise negotiations. Areas covered under the scope of agreement include all Disney cast members covered by the six STCU unions. Third-party locations at Disney Springs have no union and thus are not part of this agreement. Disney officials call it the largest proposal ever offered by Walt Disney World Resort, because it also includes retroactive pay of 50 cents an hour or 3%, whichever is greater, for all employees hours worked back to Sept. 24, 2017. These union raises will be lifechanging for the women and men who welcome millions of tourists to Walt Disney World, said Matt Hollis, STCUs president. Now, money that tourists spend here in Central Florida will stay here, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into local small businesses. Walt Disney Worlds agreement with STCU comes about a month after unions representing work ers at Californias Disneyland won their battle for $15 minimum wage. In Florida, minimum wage is currently set at $8.25 per hour, while Californias is $11. The unions and Disney previously agreed in 2014 to raise starting pay from $8 to $10 per hour. According to UNITE HERE, other non-union employers, such as Universal Orlando Resort, followed suit with similar raises to match the new standard at Disney. Universal and SeaWorld Orlando did not return requests for information on current wages or plans before press time. 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According to the homeowner, a man reportedly waited until the victims friend left and then pushed his way inside and threw her medications around her apartment. The homeowner told officers she had been liv ing with the intruder until five weeks ago, when she asked him to pack up and leave. But the man has since texted her repeatedly and visited unannounced, she said. The homeowner eventually locked the man outside, but the man attempted to reenter the home by breaking her window, she said. Officers also questioned the intruder, who said he removed the window screen and unintentionally broke the window with his hands. The intruder was charged with trespassing in structure or convey ance and criminal mischief.AUG. 25140 block of West Plant Street. Disorderly intoxication. At about 2:24 a.m., officers responded to a piano bar in downtown Winter Garden after having been informed that an intoxicated woman punched a man and made him bleed. According to the womans boy friend, who spoke with Winter Garden officers, he had been sitting in their truck waiting to go home when the incident occurred. According to the boyfriend, he and his girlfriend were drinking when his girlfriend got into a verbal argument with another patron. The man with the bloody nose left the bar on foot shortly afterward and was located by officers, but the man did not wish to get involved with the police investigation. The caller said the woman was disturbing patrons at the bar and became violent. Officers attempted to speak with the woman, but she slurred her words and had trouble standing. The woman was charged with disorderly intoxication.OCOEEAUG. 2710500 block of West Colonial Drive. Shoplifting. At about 1:48 p.m., Ocoee dispatch received a call related to a suspected theft. Officers dispatched to the discount department and grocery store spoke with the stores assetprotection officer, who reported he had observed a man shoplifting. According to the officer, an unknown male selected chicken from the deli department and a T-shirt from the mens clothing department, put both items in a shopping bag and exited. The officer said he approached the shoplifter and asked him to follow him into his office, but the shoplifter instead fled in his vehicle. Ocoee police officers located the vehicle and recovered the stolen items, which amounted to $7.05. The shoplifter was charged with petit theft. The man reportedly said, I am sorry, I [expletive] up, during transport to a jail facility.AUG. 28West Franklin Street. Possession of cannabis. At about 12:48 p.m., an officer observed a silver Nissan fail to fully stop at a stop sign at the Kissimmee Avenue and McKey Street intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and searched the vehicle with the female drivers consent. The officer found cannabis, an E-pen containing a brown liquid substance that later tested positive for cannabis, a metal grinder and clear-glass smoking pipe. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of hashish, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.WINDERMEREAUG. 2211120 block of Park Avenue. Possession of hashish. At about 9:45 p.m., a Windermere police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Park Avenue at a speed of 49 mph in a 30-mph speed zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and noticed the license plate on the vehicle expired in May. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the scent of cannabis and questioned the driver. The driver said he had been smok ing cannabis earlier at a friends house. A search of the vehicle revealed a vape pen that tested positive for THC substances. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of hashish. COPS CORNER


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 9 274852 283733 Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Protect your family. Prepare for their future.I can help with both. 1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL C Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Protect your family. Prepare for their future. I can help with both.1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, ILC Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol 283729 Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Protect your family. Prepare for their future.I can help with both.1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, ILC Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol I can help with both. Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. C Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOROrange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees to the 2018 State of Orange County Real Estate event, held Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. The annual event affords Singh the opportunity to update residents on Orange Countys growth in the real-estate market and discuss trends and predictions with panelists representing corporations and associations involved in the countys real-estate sector. This years featured panelists were Jeff Fagan, president-elect of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association; Yolanda Londono, vice president of Global Social Responsibility for the Tupper ware Brands Corporation; Joe Nunziata, co-CEO of FBC Mortgage LLC; Terry Prather, COO of LIFT Orlando; and Robert Utsey, senior vice president of Coastal Construction. Before the panel session, Singh shared the most recent stats and data pertaining to Orange Countys market value, which is now ranked fourth highest in Florida, he said. Orange Countys market value is comprised of three segments: residential, non-residential and tangible personal property, Singh said. And the residential market value is standing tremendously strong at a historic $85.8 billion, which is a (9.7%) increase from last year. The median home price in Orange County is $280,000, and 6,035 homes in Orange County have been built since July 2017. So were still growing tremendously almost 20% over last year, Singh said. Weve added more than 6,000 homes in Orange County, and this trend began steadily in 2013, and of course major growth areas continue to be Lake Nona, Horizon West, Winter Garden and, of course, the downtown Orlando corridor. As of July 2018, Orange Countys commercial market value was $88.1 million a 10.4% increase compared to last years valuations. According to Singh, the market value for Tangible Personal Property is $14.8 billion, which saw a 6.5% increase from 2017. The county also experienced a 38.7% increase in new construction. 2018 MARKET VALUES BY TAXING AUTHORITY Orange County government/ OCPS: $188.8 billion Unincorporated: $96.7 billion Orlando: $50.8 billion Bay Lake/Lake Buena Vista: $13 billion Winter Park: $8.2 billion Apopka: $4.9 billion Winter Garden: $4.7 billion Ocoee: $4 billion Maitland: $3.5 billion Belle Isle: $1 billion Windermere: $888.2 million Edgewood: $461.7 million Oakland: $376.8 million Eatonville: $299.6 millionBY THE NUMBERSRESIDENTIAL PARCELS287,062 single-family homes51,878 condominiums20,354 townhomes26,610 vacant parcels9,068 multi-family4,279 manufactured homes399,251 TOTAL NONRESIDENTIAL PARCELS829 apartments (128,047 units)279 hotels (86,526 rooms)117 mobile home parks (12,863 mobile homes)72 timeshares (16,228 units)27,143 government/ institution/other9,585 condominiums5,683 vacant4,501 retail3,798 industrial2,174 oce1,606 commercial1,553 agriculture57,880 TOTALRick Singh hosts 2018 State of Orange County Real Estate




ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM LIBERTYS LEAPLiberty Goetschs memoir includes some history about her home country, as well as some traditional Greek recipes.Liberty Goetsch said penning her memoir brought about many challenges.Eric Gutierrez ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERLiberty Goetsch took a leap of faith when she emigrated to the United States through an arranged marriage to a man she had never met. She left her home in the Greek island of Cyprus in pursuit of a better life. She doesnt consider herself a writer, but she thinks her story is one worth telling. I came to the States on Dec. 7, 1976, and I got married to my husband January of 1977, she said. Liberty, whose full name is Eleftheria Eleftheriou Constantinou Goetsch, was 20 years old when she came to the U.S. Now 62, she recently released a memoir that documents her lifes story, titled Life, Liberty and My Pursuit of Happiness. Penning her life story brought about many challenges for Liberty. After growing up poor with an abusive, alcoholic father and being married to an unfaithful first husband, writing some parts of the book brought back some painful memories. She also had to overcome a language barrier with the writing itself. Although some memories were difficult to write about, getting them down on paper was therapeutic. Additionally, Libertys current husband, Gary, gave her a helping hand with the writing to help her overcome the language barrier, she said. It was nice to get it out, because I was holding it in for so long, Liberty said. When it was done, and it got delivered to my house, I started crying. It was very, very emotional.THE JOURNEY BEGINSLibertys parents arranged the marriage that brought her to the U.S. a common practice in Greece in the 1970s. She said one of the reasons she decided to come to America was to get away from her controlling father. It was the first time she had been on an airplane. She arrived in New York City and was picked up by her soon-to-be father-in-law and mother-in-law, who took her to their home in Connecticut. Days after arriving in Connecticut, she met her new husband-to-be for the first time. I had to wait four days to meet my future husband, because he was up in Boston (for) school, Liberty said, adding that her inlaws lied to her about what he was studying. (Before) I came here, they told me that my husband is going to school to be a doctor. So, when I got here, they told me hes not going to be a doctor. Now hes going to be a mechanical engineer. She added that this lie was just the first of many. From the beginning, there were lies and lies and lies, one after the other (from my in-laws), Liberty said. Liberty and her first husband ended up running two successful restaurants in Connecticut until they moved to Florida in the 1980s.MOVING FOR THE MOUSETheir restaurant success in Connecticut is what drove Liberty and her first husband to sell everything they had and move to Kissimmee in 1986. We moved to Florida to make more money and open more restaurants, Liberty said. We used to come on vacation to Disney, and SEE LIBERTY PAGE 12


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Liberty and her first hus band had two daughters, whom Liberty had raised by herself after the divorce with no support from her first husband. He went back to Connecticut and made a life for himself, Liberty said. He gave us nothing no child support, nothing. I stayed here and worked three jobs to support my kids. In 1992, Liberty met her current husband, Gary, while he was in the area on a business trip.LOST IN TRANSLATIONAfter meeting Gary in 1992, they dated long distance for three years. They married in 1995 and moved into their home in MetroWest. Liberty learned English by watching television and working in the restaurant business, so her writing in English wasnt the best. I didnt know how much I was going to need Garys help, Liberty said. I wrote a page on my computer with my poor English, and Gary would come up and spellcheck everything and make sure I said (things) right. She added that writing the book in English was one of her greatest challenges. In addition to the language barrier, Liberty also has dyslexia. In English, we learn how to put phrases together, and she lacks that, Gary said. She might say, I gone to somewhere, instead of, I went to somewhere.CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORShannon Song has been painting and winning competitions since she was 6 years old. Her latest accomplishment was taking first place in the juried American Youth: Our Future art exhibition at the Mennello Museum of Art. The West Orange High sophomore entered two pieces, The Fragile Flower and Children of the Wellspring. It was an exhibit for up-andcoming artists based on the future and how we see it, Song said. It was up to interpretation. I wanted to show some of my ideas for the future, and, with my pieces, I wanted to show instead of necessarily progressing, we need to work on preserving life instead of focusing on the future of flying cars. The first entry features a teenage girl sitting in a field of flowers, holding a dandelion on a rainy day, wishing for basically everything around her to flourish, Song said. Her age is a pretty key aspect, too, because shes a teenager, and teenagers and children are the future, she said. And if they come to the realization that the future doesnt have to be technology based, then maybe everyone else will. After learning about the dying Kayapo tribe, which lives in the Brazilian rainforest, Song was compelled to paint an image of a determined child amidst the destruction around him. This is her second piece in the exhibition. The Fragile Flower is painted in oils; and Children of the Wellspring is presented in mixed media, a combination of collage, acrylic paint, charcoal and chalk pastels. Both paintings, created this summer over the course of a few months, will be on display there throughOct. 7. The museum is at 900 E. Princeton St., Orlando.A LIFETIME OF ARTSong has been displaying her artistic side since she was a toddler sitting in her high chair mak ing creations with Play-Doh. She started professional art classes when she was 6. Currently, she is studying under P.J. Svejda at The Art Room in Windermere. She has always been extremely talented, but what I am most proud of in her recent years is her willingness to push herself and try new things, Svejda said. It is difficult especially for younger people when they succeeded in one area to stray away from that and try new things. When Song paints at home, she spreads out her materials on the familys dining-room table. The young artists goal is to pur sue a career in fine arts. Ive kind of always wanted to do that, she said. I dont know what kind of field Im going to go into, but I for sure want to go into (art) painting, drawing, just creating overall. She has experimented with dif ferent media but said oil paints are her favorite. You dont need to worry about it drying too quickly, she said. You can blend it out or make it choppy, lay it on thickly. I like it a lot. Occasionally, she combines several media in one painting, regardless of what others might say about them clashing or not working well together. Sometimes you have to do the unexpected, and it will turn out well, Song said. Experimenting with color combinations and compositions its a form of emotional release. While shes at West Orange, Song wants to take as many differ ent art classes as possible, such as photography and ceramics, so she can show some diversity on her rsum when applying to college in a few years. The Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Gallery has displayed three of Songs paintings. She mainly paints for the joy of it, but if she has an option to sell a piece, she will. She takes commissions, too, and will negotiate a price for those pieces. Anyone interested in hav ing Song paint for them can contact her at She is the daughter of Carla and Brian Song, of Winter Garden. I firmly believe that Shannon is a storyteller with an artistic soul, and I am so excited to watch her growth, Svejda said. HOW TO ORDERTo get a copy, contact Liberty Goetsch via phone or email. Phone: (407) 285-7350 Email: libertygoetsch@aol. comLiberty West Orange High artist featured in Mennello Museum exhibition Shannon Songs creative mind and talented hands are a winning combination on canvas.Amy QuesinberryShannon Song has a small art studio set up in her parents dining room, where she currently is working on two unnished pieces: a parrot and Frida Kahlo. Courtesy photoShannon Song was 6 years old when she won her rst art show.


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 13 283759 Ag-citing times It was all about agriculture at West Orange High Friday, Aug. 31, as the schools FFA program celebrated its rebirth. New agriscience teacher and FFA adviser Kristy Lightbody was joined by the schools band, Mike Armbruster, Orange County Public Schools associate superintendent for career and technical education, and West Orange High Principal Bill Floyd for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students then took attendees on a tour through the agriculture yard, introduced them to the animals and talked about the FFA program. DANIELLE HENDRIX ONLINESee more photos at Bill Floyd, Kristy Lightbody and Mike Armbruster were happy to relaunch the program. Adrianna Loper held Irma the duck. Jessica Stroup and Ashley St. George were all smiles with Ashleys sheep, Chance. Buttercup, the chapter cow, was available for seles. Amanda St. George and Courtney Velting were two of the designated tour guides.


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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 15 S A V E T H E D A T E P r e s e n t e d B y : 2 1 s t A n n u a l O a k l a n d H e r i t a g e & W i l d l i f e F e s t i v a l All proceeds support the Oakland Nature Preserve www.Oakland A G r e a t D a y o f Food Trucks Live Entertainment Lake Apopka Boat Tours Wildlife Up close Hay Rides Kid Children s Art Show Merchants & Vendors 284035 Please note that this gift must be utilized by 12/31/19 and advanced reservations are a must. Rooms based on availability. Please have alternative dates in case your preferred dates are not available. Maximum occupancy in the suite is 4 persons two of whom must be adults 25 years of age or older. Credit card will be required for incidental purchases. The FairField Inn & Suites Orlando Ocoee is a pet and smoke free hotel-service animals only-Please contact Bob Marx, General Manager 407.573.1010 for reservations 284118 rfrfrf ntb f rfntb n 1575 MAGUIRE RD.(1 BLK. OFF HWY. 50)www.westorange5.com407-877-8111Homemade Sandwiches and Snacks AvailableGeneral $8.00 Child (2-12) $6.00 Senior (60+) $6.00 Matinee (before 5pm) $6.00 3D is an additional $2.00 per ticket W. HWY 50MAGUIRE RD.XTHESE SHOWTIMES FOR:FRIDAY, SEPT 7 thru THURSDAY, SEPT 13THE BEST MOVIE VALUE IN WO COUNTY 283791 PREDITOR RTHURS: 7:20PNUN RFRI: 4:40P 7:40P 9:50P SAT: 1:40P 4:40P 7:40P 9:50P SUN: 1:40P 4:40P 7:40P MON-THURS: 4:40P 7:40P CHRISTOPHER ROBIN PGFRI: 4:20P 7:20P 9:45P SAT: 1:20P 4:20P 7:20P 9:45P SUN: 1:20P 4:20P 7:20P MON-WED: 4:20P 7:20P THURS: 4:20POPERATION FANALE PG13FRI: 3:50P 6:50P 9:45P SAT: 12:50P 3:50P 6:50P 9:45P SUN: 12:50P 3:50P 6:50P MON-THURS: 3:50P 6:50P MEG PG13FRI: 4:30P 7:30P 9:50P SAT: 1:30P 4:30P 7:30P 9:50P SUN: 1:30P 4:30P 7:30P MON-THURS: 4:30P 7:30PPEPPERMINT RFRI: 4:10P 7:10P 9:50P SAT: 1:10P 4:10P 7:10P 9:50P SUN: 1:10P 4:10P 7:10P MON-THURS: 4:10P 7:10PCRAZY RICH ASIANS PG13FRI: 4:00P 7:00P 9:45P SAT: 1:00P 4:00P 7:00P 9:45P SUN 1:00P 4:00P 7:00P MON-THURS: 4:00P 7:00P MIKE YOAKUM PASTORP: 407.656.1520 C: 407.758.3570 MYOAKUM407@AOL.COM1333 EAST CROWN POINT RD. OC OEE, FL 34761 THE STONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED IS NOW THE CORNERSTONE. PSALMS 118:22 283776 ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERPlant Street Markets Pressd Juice Bar & Kitchen has some new additions to its menu. The family-owned vegan/vegetarian juice bar now offers buildyour-own salads and fresh-baked breads. The breads are sourced from three local bakers, and the salad ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible, coowner Deborah Hirschhorn said. We wanted an organic salad bar (for) people (who) seemed to be looking for healthy options, Hirschhorn said, adding that she wanted to also offer bread because the bakery in the market closed down. We knew that there was a need for gluten-free (bread) in addition to some vegan (bread) and traditional (bread) as well, so that theres something for every body. Hirschhorn said before the bakery closed, the baker told her where he got his bread and gave her some suggestions. She also said one of the reasons she wanted to have a build-your-own salad bar is to accommodate different eating habits and diets, such as keto, gluten-free or vegan diets. Theres so many different styles of eating, and so by creating their own (salad), they can really customize it, Hirschhorn said. We try to give them a variety and offer some things that are not as typical on salad bars and try to keep it all plant-based and organic. Build-your-own salads will cost $10. Customers will choose from a variety of greens as a base and then choose up to five additional vegetables. Customers also can add different beans, grains, nuts, dried fruits and seeds. Other ingredients are homemade hummus, jack fruit and tempeh. Theres quite a lot to choose from, and then after a certain amount (of ingredients) if you want any additional, its an additional 50 cents, Hirschhorn said. Were trying to make it affordable but healthy. Pressd Juice Bar & Kitchen has been at the Plant Street Mar ket since it opened. In addition to fresh bread and salads, the from-scratch kitchen also offers cold-pressed and custom juices, smoothies, wraps, desserts and fresh soups made daily. Pressd also has a location on Stoneybrook West Parkway.New salad bar takes root in Plant Street Market Pressd Juice Bar & Kitchen in the Plant Street Market has rolled out its new buildyour-own salad service. Eric GutierrezPressd Juice Bar & Kitchens build-yourown salad bar oers a wide variety of greens, grains and other toppings to please any palate. IF YOU GOPRESSD JUICE BAR & KITCHEN Plant Street Market, 426 Plant St., Winter Garden PHONE: (407) 914-8184 WEBSITE:


16 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 PresentsSaturday, November 10, 2018 6:00 9:00 PM At the Pines at Windermere Creative Outdoor Dining to Benefit Matthews Hopee most creative table will win the coveted Best Dressed Table Trophy. 50% non-refundable deposit required. MC for the evening Scott Maxwell Entertainment for the evening Dueling PianosFor more information and/or to reserve your table visit: or call 407-905-9500 276437 Step Inside 28 W Plant Street Historic Winter Garden Trivia Tuesday at 7pm Live Music Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm Friday and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 12:30pm rfnt Retirement: Ready or not. Ready is better. Bruce Young, CFP, CRPCFinancial Advisor.17301 Pagonia Road Ste 100 Clermont, FL 34711 407-654-4915 Member SIPC Jo Barsh 283728 Lake Bennet Medical Center1151 Blackwood Ave. Ste. 120 Ocoee, FL 34761www.DrGoodFoot.comSe habla EspaolNO MORE FOOT OR ANKLE PAIN!Mark A. Lombardo, DPM PODIATRIST INGROWN NAILS HAMMERTOES HEEL SPURS / HEEL PAIN BUNIONS CORNS / CALLOUSES CHILDRENS DISORDERS DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS NEUROMAS DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS, GOUT SPORTS INJURIES FOOT / ANKLE SKIN CONDITIONS OF THE FOOTINITIAL VISITWith this ad. X-Rays & treatment not included. FREE MEDICARE & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTEDOur Office Policy: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay; cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 407-578-9922 www.westorangehabitat.org280905 13369 West Colonial Drive( between 9th and Dillard Street, behind Taco Bell in Winter Garden)Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday The ReStore now carriesCheck us out on Facebook for more information on all our merchandise!NEW mattresses and box spring sets starting at $ 159! ITS READ EVERYWHERE! As you pack your suitcases for all your worldly travels, be sure to put in a copy of the West Orange Times & Observer or Windermere Observer. All entries will be entered into our ongoing Its Read Everywhere contest. Enter ing is easy! Once you nd an interesting background, feature your weekly newspaper in a high-quality photo and email it to Community Editor Amy Quesinberry at You can also mail or drop o the photo: Observer Media Group, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden 34787. Emailed photos should be at least 200 dpi. Include the names of everyone in the photo, where it was taken and a phone number where the editor can reach you. AMY QUESINBERRY Ulen and Jenifer Hodges took the West Orange Times with them on a trip to Seljalandsfoss Falls in Iceland. Take us with you!Rich and Diane Doroba, of Winter Garden, caught up on all their West Orange news while traveling on the rst cruise ship of the season to Alaska. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at or


WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 17 283766 284153 rfntrf nfrfnffr tbb ffffff fffrr fffrrf b tffff fff b ffrr fff b rff fr ffrrrftnnffftffn fff rfff rffnrfbnb Recreational vehicles lled the parking lot and some attendees donned their favorite teams colors during the West Orange Chamber of Commerces Chamber After Hours event Thursday, Aug. 30. Observer Media Group Inc., publisher of the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer, hosted the event at its new oce, and Giant Recreation World RV brought out some of its newest vehicles for display and tours. The Vineyard Orlando provided wine and Pammies Sammies catered the food. Additionally, Windermere High Schools marching band performed for attendees. DANIELLE HENDRIX Observer celebrates new home with Chamber After Hours Emily, Lisa and Matt Walsh represented Observer Media Group. Right: Observer Media Group and West Orange Chamber of Commerce representatives prepared to cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of OMGs new oce. Chamber members and representatives waved from one of Giant Recreation World RVs campers. The Windermere High School band put on an awesome performance. ONLINESee more at


18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 CHURCH DIRECTORY 125 E. PLANT STREET WINTER GARDEN XNSP16532 Jesus said: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. John 3:17-18 283795BAPTISTFIRST 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 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP SUNDAYS 9:45 am All Ages Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden 407-730-1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 520, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 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 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 10:05AMAdvertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email Interested in a Montessori Education, with a Christian Worldview, for your preschool child? Learn more now by emailing Preschool Director Ginger Allen at XNSP16456OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 15 10AM 2PMAdministrative Oces, Nurses Oce, Social Work Oce, Food, Hygiene & Clothing Pantries & Hope Chest Workshop611 Business Park Blvd. #101(o Story Rd. across from Orange Technical College)Our entire community is invited to stop in Administrative Oces 407.905.9500 85 years agoA surprising opinion was handed down by Attorney Gen. Cary D. Landis, who ruled that Sunday movies were illegal in Florida.50 years agoThe ocers and directors of the West Orange Youth Center Association were looking to raise funds to carry out their plans for the year. New ocers were Charles McMillan, president; Jimmy Pitchford, vice president; Gertrude Britt, secretary; Bob Moore, treasurer. Elected to serve two-year terms were George Howard, Mabel Fenwick and Virginia Bradford. Serving one-year terms were Virginia Cappleman and George Barley.40 years agoConstruction of Dr. Phillips Elementary School had just started. A reception was given by the PTA of Dillard Street and Winter Garden elementary schools in honor of their new principal, Jef ferson Jake Voss.35 years agoThe District XIV All Stars, with four Ocoee players in the lineup, earned the chance to represent the South in the Big League World Series. Locals were Randy Lee, Brent Hazen, Dean Hazen and Brent Casteel, all of Ocoee.30 years agoJean Grafton, a 14-year employee of the city of Ocoee, was appointed city clerk.10 years agoOrange County Public Schools students attended the rst day of school in the new year before having classes canceled on Tuesday because of the threat of Tropical Storm Fay. Deputy Chief Charlie Brown, a 16-year veteran of the Ocoee Police Department, was appointed police chief of Ocoee. The West Orange Times 2008 high-school football preview included information on the local teams plus quotes from their head coaches: Chip Petree at West Orange; Dale Salapa at Dr. Phillips; Clint Moles at Ocoee High; and Bob Head at Olympia. THESE OLD TIMES WEST ORANGE HISTORYFROM THE WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE FOUNDATIONTHROWBACK THURSDAY SEPT. 2, 1971 In the 1970s, nearly every little girl in West Orange County who wanted to be a ballerina went to Ruth Wood School of Dance for dance instruction. The dance teacher turned part of her house in Ocoee into a dance studio, with a side waiting room for the mothers of the young dancers. Recitals were held at Tanner Auditorium, now Tanner Hall, at Newton Park in Winter Garden. Before its renovations, the Tanner had a large wooden stage to showcase Woods dancers. The mission of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is to preserve the heritage and architecture of Winter Garden while creating new cultural experiences. The Foundation also preserves the material culture of West Orange County, using it to educate the areas youth on the communitys rich history.None of the young women has been identied in this 1928 photograph of Miss Bartlets Ocoee High School freshman Home Economics class. The students attended the original school building, constructed in 1927, demolished in 2000 and replaced by Ocoee Middle School; high-school students attended West Orange High. In 2005, a brand-new Ocoee High School rose in Crown Point, a former citrus-growing community in the citys northwest. Donated to the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation by the Bennett family, it is among many hundreds of images depicting Ocoees early years. Call the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at (407) 656-3244 to help with identication.


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She later took care of children of others and then on to keeping her own grandbabies. Diane is survived by her husband, Kenneth; mother, Dorothy; brother, Rick; her three children, Jacob, Jared and Jennifer and their spouses, Nichole, Cori Jo and Brandon; and her five grandchildren, Tylor, Daryl, Wade, Jackie Jo and Logan. She was truly an amazing wife, mother and nana. She will be missed.GARY WAYNE CARROLL JR. DIED WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018.Gary Wayne Carroll Jr., of Tavares, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. He was born March 14, 1967, in Orlando, Florida, and was a lifelong resident of Ocoee. Gary was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, husband and uncle who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Wayne Carroll Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; mother, Betty Carroll; children, Gary Wayne Trey Carroll III and Taylor Wayne Carroll; stepchildren, Austin Green, Shelby Green-Parker and Allyson Russ; brother, Shawn Carroll; six grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. Memorial service will be held at10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018,at The Church at Oak Level in Ocoee, Florida. Casual attire requested. Reception immediately following the service at the home of Betty Carroll.DOROTHY EVELYN PARRISH DIED THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018.On the morning of Aug. 16, 2018, Dorothy Evelyn (Bumby) Parrish slipped away quietly and, taking the hand of a loving God, went to live in paradise forever. Dorothy was born in 1926 in Kissimmee, Florida, the eldest child of Jack and Sally Evelyn Bumby. Her siblings, Betty Jo Wraschek and William Haynes Bumby, preceded her in death, as did her husband of 68 years, Vernon Edgar Parrish. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Evelyn (Parrish) Boyte, and son-in-law, Robert Boyte Jr., of Orlando; her son, John Stephen Parrish, of Winder mere, Florida; three grandchildren, Rob Boyte and Dana Boyte, of Orlando, Florida, and Jonathan Parrish, of Clermont, Florida; and one great-grandchild, Peyton Parrish. A lifelong Methodist, Dorothy first was active in First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden and then later was a member of Trinity First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Dorothy retired from the Orange County Public Schools system after teaching history and political science and chair ing the Social Science department at Apopka Senior High for more than 20 years. Among her students in her advanced senior seminars was Glenn W. Hubbard, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush and now president of the Columbia University School of Business. Dorothy was an avid reader, a voracious bridge player and a community activist. Her charities were legion and her donations to causes many. In her last years, she was a resident of the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility. (Some arrangements are being handled by Winter Oak Funeral Home, Winter Garden, Florida.) Services to remember the life of this remarkable woman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, Flor ida, 125 N. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. Please come help us say goodbye to our mother, a friend and a child of her loving Savior assured of her journey home. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES


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SPORTSSEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Foundation Academy golfer Ian Fitzpatrick helped lead the Lions to victory Aug. 22. Page 22.1 West Orange senior defensive back Austin Chilton earned his rst Division I oer last week from Jacksonville University. 2 The CFCA girls volleyball team earned its rst win of the season in thrilling fashion with a ve-set victory over Real Life Christian Academy Aug. 30. After losing the rst two sets, the Eagles stormed back for a 3-2 win (19-25, 2125, 25-19, 27-25, 15-9).3 The West Orange volleyball team improved to 4-0 last week with a sweep of The First Academy (25-23, 25-10, 25-11). Taylor Head had 12 kills, Cambrie Rie had four blocks, and Torey Baum had 12 digs in the win.4 Ocoee High senior Kendall Bohler, a cornerback and athlete, has committed to Florida A&M. Kendall is the younger brother of BJ Bohler, an Ocoee alum who is a sophomore for the Mercer football team.5 West Orange alum Woody Barrett made his Division I debut as the quarterback for Kent State Sept. 1 at Illinois. Barrett complet ed 28 of 41 pass attempts for two touchdowns, two interceptions and 270 yards. He also rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown. Kent State lost the game, 31-24. HIGH5 Kyle Farnsworth, whose career as a pitcher in the Big Leagues spanned 16 years, and Ernest Wiggins II, formerly a star sprinter for Appalachian State University, met through Kim and Marissa Herring formerly the owners and operators of Trinity Sports Performance and Garage Mama Fitness in Winter Garden. When the Herrings decided to relocate to New Jersey and put the facility up for sale, both men expressed interest, and Marissa Herring suggested they meet. The two did just that, meeting over lunch, and hit it off. It was two country boys meeting each other, and everything was in-sync, Wiggins said, riff ing on his roots growing up in North Carolina and Farnsworths native Kansas. We have the cor rect synergy, and our vision is the same we want to see the athletes grow. From that lunch, a partnership was born, and the result has been the purchase of the facility that has since been rebranded as Atlas Speed Training and Farnsworth Peak Performance. The two took over the facility in June and went right to work on making it their own. They have a grand-opening celebration planned for Sep. 15 and are hopeful their unique combination of backgrounds in baseball, track and football Farnsworth played minor-league football for the Orlando Phantoms following his baseball career will resonate with athletes young and old in West Orange. There are athletes all over the place around here, said Farnsworth, who has had a home in the Winter Garden area for the last 16 years. This is something I really enjoy doing trying to figure out how to put my passion into giving back and helping my community. Things just took off from (that first meeting) we just put the pieces together. For Farnsworth, this new venture is a return to the fitness industry after formerly having been involved with a facility in Atlanta that fell victim to the economic downturn. For Wiggins, having a brick-and-mortar location is the next step in the evolution of Atlas Speed Training, which he had previously operated remotely. After initially getting into the fitness industry on the advice of a trusted friend, Wiggins saw his clientele blossom and now he has identified West Orange as a place he would like to be. It was almost a sign that This Power pairFormer professional athletes Kyle Farnsworth and Ernest Wiggins II are the men behind Winter Gardens Atlas Speed Training and Farnsworth Peak Performance.STEVEN RYZEWSKI | SENIOR SPORTS EDITOROne is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. The other had a distinguished career as a track-and-eld athlete that included a role as an alternate on the United States 2004 Olympic team.Together, they are hoping to oer a unique take on the growing market in West Orange for tness and athletic-performance training.SEE FOCUS PAGE 22Steven RyzewskiKyle Farnsworth, left, and Ernest Wiggins II bring a unique combination of backgrounds to their new tness venture. MEMORIESBefore they came together as partners on their new tness facility in Winter Gar den, Kyle Farnsworth and Ernest Wiggins each enjoyed professional careers with some memorable highlights. FOR FARNSWORTH: Obviously, being drafted out of high school in the 47th round by the Chicago Cubs in 1994. Then, there was my Big League call-up on April 29, 1999 I faced the (then-Flor ida) Marlins and got the win in Miami. Finally, in 2010 when I was with the Braves, I was the winning pitcher in (longtime Atlanta Braves manager) Bobby Coxs last playo win. FOR WIGGINS: Making Team USA for the 2004 Olympics. I was an alternate on the relay team. Being able to put on that uniform I get goosebumps talking about it. Also, being inducted into the Appalachian State University Hall of Fame. Appalachian State has grown bigtime as a program since then. Photo courtesy of Dave Jester


22 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Have our Mobile Showroom come to you! Minneola Location 301 E. Washington St. Unit FMinneola, FL 34715 (352) Mount Dora Location3985 Hwy 19A Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 385-0303 Carpet Tile Hardwood Vinyl Laminate Athlete of the Week sponsored by: 283670 Winter Garden Location731 S. Dillard St. Unit 101/103 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 410-8998Follow us on Were you excited about the way the team played against West Orange and Wekiva? I really was. We went out there and shot our lowest score, and we proved a lot. It was a very good win. What were you doing well that day? I was hitting fairways thats the main part. Hitting fairways and then hitting the greens. How far back do you go with the game, and what do you like about it? I started when I was probably 5, and then I started playing competitively in sixth grade. I like being outside and always being able to meet new people. Working as a team (in varsity competition) is really a big part of it. Whats your best individual performance to date? Probably shooting my lowest nine-hole score earlier this year a 34 in a Hurricane (Junior Golf Tour) tournament. What element of your game is strongest, and what are you working to improve at? Im actually pretty solid off the tee I can drive it 300 (yards). What Im working on is my putting. Whats your favorite course to play, regionally? I would say the Crooked Cat course at Orange County National. It has a good layout. It has some distance to it, and I like how it incorporates the trees and the sand. Theres not much water, and there are more hills than we normally get out here in Florida. What are you hoping to study in college? I want to pursue aeronautical science I want to be a pilot. Ive always traveled around the world and in the United States and I got hooked on flying. Whos your role model? Probably my dad, Sean Fitzpatrick. He is always dedicated to what he does, and he works hard no matter what. Even if he has stressful situations, he always is able to get through and push hard and is able to work together as a team. Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Yes, Psalms 37:23-24. I was in 10th grade, and I had a medical issue and wasnt able to play. That whole year, I was in and out of the hospital. So that verse really hits me hard, because it says God has your steps firm and planned out for you. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTThe Foundation Academy boys golf team faced o against West Orange and Wekiva Aug. 22 and came away victorious, led in part by senior captain Ian Fitzpatricks low-score of 38 (nine holes) at Wekiva Golf Club. Fitzpatrick is a three-sport athlete for the Lions, compet ing at the varsity level in soccer and baseball, as well.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSIan Fitzpatrick THE BASICSAGE: 17 HEIGHT: 6 feet YEAR: Senior SWINGS: Right HOME CLUB: West Or ange Country Club OTHER VARSITY SPORTS: Soccer, baseballis where youre supposed to be, Wiggins said. I think (this area is) an untapped goldmine. Theyre going to see were not all about flash were about substance. Collectively, the two men already are training aspir ing athletes as young as 6 in areas including speed, agil ity, strength training and more. They also have been working to retain clientele from the spaces former occupants, including Garage Mama whose clients were more focused on fitness. The partners have worked put together a class schedule for those clients, whom they also want to serve and grow. We also cater to the active adult and to the people who are just trying to get in shape, Farnsworth said. It feels like a family in here everybody knows each other, and we have a good time. Given his professional back ground, Farnsworth also offers baseball-specific training a nice fit for an area whose youth and prep baseball scene is blossoming. Having been drafted out of high school himself, Farnsworth can relate to upand-coming ballplayers and said the opportunity for them to train at a facility such as his where they can also strength train and work on speed will help set them apart. I wish I would have had this when I was growing up, Farnsworth said. I really didnt know anything much about weight training (as a youth player) I dont think I touched a weight until my freshman year of college. With the way the game is changing with speed and power its definitely good to start a good foundation young. Wiggins, who is also involved with the non-profit Elevate Orlando, said he already has a clientele of youth athletes and that the facility works with a handful of teams, including a couple of girls soccer teams from the popular Florida Rush travel soccer program. Including Wiggins and Farnsworth, the facility now has a staff of six. All six will be onhand for the grand opening later this month where there will be music, food and more as a way of formally introducing the new combo-fitness facility to the community. Were trying to bring back that hard-work ethic putting the work ethic first and every thing else will follow, Wiggins said. Were excited. At the end of the day, its an opportunity for everyone to meet the team.We also cater to the active adult and to the people who are just trying to get in shape. It feels like a family in here everybody knows each other, and we have a good time. Kyle FarnsworthFocus on tnessCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 IF YOU GOATLAS SPEED TRAINING/ FARNSWORTH PEAK PERFORMANCE GRAND OPENING WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 WHERE: 1232 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Suite 116, Winter Garden INFORMATION: or (407) 347-7977In Foundation Academys inaugural game on Lions Field, a last-second touchdown pass from Henry Austad to Danny Stutsman propelled the Lions to a thrilling 20-13 win over the Kingdom Prep Royals. Stutsman made a huge catch on that last pass from Henry Austad, Foundation Academy head coach Brad Lord said. We were going to kick if we didnt score there. (The plan was to) throw a fade into the end zone that was safe and if not kick the field goal. Austad led his team down to the Royals 15-yard line with eight seconds left in regulation. He then connected with Stutsman, who made a diving catch with three seconds remaining in the game. The dramatic play capped what otherwise had been a low-scoring, turnoverfilled affair in the debut of the programs new on-campus stadium Aug. 31. We played sloppy tonight, Lord said. First half (we were) real lethargic. I think a lot of the festivities that went on today took some energy out of the guys, but they put it together in the fourth quarter did it when they had to. The win for the Lions improved their record to 2-0 and came in spite of the teams four turnovers on the night. Foundations defense had a huge day: It allowed just one touchdown and forced two piv otal turnovers while also getting multiple stops on fourth down. We got tougher as the game moved on, Lord said. We gritted it out. We made a lot of mistakes, but we gritted it out, and well get better. NATE MARREROLast-second catch propels Lions to win in debut of new stadium Photos by Steven RyzewskiFoundation Academys football team takes to Lions Field for the rst time. Danny Stutsman caught the game-winning touchdown for Foundation Academy.


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But as it knows well from barely missing the playos in 2017, its margin for error just got that much smaller. In 2017, the Warriors played the Panthers tightly in the rst half before Dr. Phillips pulled away after halftime. OCOEE 1 AT BOONE 1 Ocoee coach Aaron Sheppard said his team would have to shore up its mistakes to compete with Boone. The Knights passing game may also prove key, as the Braves were thrashed for more than 305 yards in the air last week in a 42-27 loss to Lake Nona. BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 1 AT FOUNDATION ACADEMY The Lions hope to ride their momentum from a thrilling Week Two win into another home game this time against the Panthers. Bradenton Christian featured a balanced rushing attack in its opener, with Jordan Miller, Demarri Spruill and Alec Lucas splitting the workload. For Foundation, Danny Stut sman and Grayson Wagner have emerged as favorite targets of quarterback Henry Austad. CFCA AT ALL SAINTS ACADEMY Behind its rushing duo of freshman quarterback Anthony Rucker and senior running back Macena Gay, the Eagles already have matched their win total from 2017. The next task is a tall one, though, as they travel to face a Saints squad averaging 48.5 points per game through two weeks of play. LEGACY CHARTER AT OCALA CHRISTIAN After opening 2017 with ve consecutive losses, the Eagles are looking to open 2018 with three consecutive wins. Ocala Christian, which has allowed 87 points through its rst two games, stands between Legacy and a winning streak. Eagles junior receiver Elijah Post has three touchdown receptions already this season. WEEK THREE PREVIEWJust when it appeared the Olympia Titans were going to give the Ocoee Knights a run for their money, Lovie Jenkins swung the game between the Metro Conference rivals in the Knights favor for good Aug. 31. Olympia, which had trailed 20-0, got on the board just before halftime with a kick off return for a touchdown by Donrick Means. Then, early in the third quarter, Titans quar terback Garrett Velin hooked up with Tyrese Rodriguez on a deep pass for a 40-yard touchdown, and suddenly, Olympia was down just seven points, 20-13. That lasted all of one play, though. Jenkins fielded the ensuing kickoff at the 15-yard line and took it back to the house. Jenkins 85-yard return sparked a 29-6 swing in favor of the Knights (1-1) the rest of the way, as Ocoee went on to win 49-19 over Olympia (0-2). It is the first regular-season win for the Knights under new head coach Aaron Sheppard. The Knights bounced back after a 47-0 loss to Apopka in Week One. We just wanted to get healthy and make sure we were playing hard, fighting hard and doing all the right things, Sheppard said. All in all, it was a good win. STEVEN RYZEWSKIWEST ORANGE FALLS IN THRILLERThe West Orange Warriors put 42 points on the home side of the scoreboard in Week Two, but it still wasnt enough to outlast state-ranked Rock ledge. Ladarius Tennisons two-yard rushing score which gave the dynamic junior running back five touchdowns on the night came with 21.1 seconds left in the fourth quar ter and proved to be the dif ference in the Raiders 49-42 victory at Raymond Screws Field. West Orange (1-1) had over come a 42-21 fourth-quarter deficit by scoring three touchdowns in just under nine minutes. Senior quarterback Elijah Stimmell passed to Giuliano Baber in the end zone for an eight-yard touchdown, and Colton Scharfeld converted his sixth extra-point of the game with 1:53 left in regulation to pull the Warriors even. But Rockledge (2-0) went 80 yards in six plays, and Tennison capped the drive with a short run up the middle. The Warriors still managed to reach the Rockledge 30-yard line with 6.3 seconds remaining behind three consecutive Stimmell completions to the sideline. However, his final attempt fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired. We didnt quit, and thats the thing I love about our kids the fight in them, West Orange coach Bob Head said. We just didnt make the plays that we needed to on defense to seal the deal. And then we just had some turnovers in the red zone that were back-breakers. Hopefully we learn from this and get better. Rockledge, which reached the Class 5A regional semifinals last season after missing the state playoffs the previous four years, entered Fridays contest ranked No. 7 in this weeks Associated Press Class 5A state poll. The Raiders will likely be a Category 1 team at regular seasons end (win more than 80 percent of their games), meaning West Orange would earn 35 playoff points for the loss. I think we played a great team tonight and I just like the way we didnt quit, Head said. Everybody stayed positive on the sideline and were focused, but I just want to win those close ones. CHRIS MAYER Ocoee pulls away from Olympia OTHER WEEK TWO RESULTS CFCA 24, Lake Mary Prep 22 Legacy Charter 67, Citrus Park Christian 14 Dr. Phillips 25, Timber Creek 7 Windermere Prep 49, Eagles View 0 BYE Windermere (0-1), The First Academy (1-0) Photos by Steven RyzewskiOcoee Highs Chester Gerard and Victor Suarez sack Olympias Artavious Quaterman. Ocoees Dexter Rentz looks for an opening while carrying the ball for the Knights against Olympia Aug. 31.


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The price per square foot is $128.91.HIGHLANDS AT SUMMERLAKE GROVESThe home at 7267 Summerlake Groves St., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 27, for $360,000. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,605 square feet. The price per square foot is $138.20.INDEPENDENCE/ SIGNATURE LAKESThe home at 6049 Sunset Isle Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 29, for $335,000. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,248 square feet. The price per square foot is $149.02. The townhouse at 6900 Broomshedge Trail, Winter Gar den, sold Aug. 24, for $234,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,472 square feet. The price per square foot is $158.97.PANTHER VIEWThe home at 14933 Winter Stay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 27, for $460,000. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,791 square feet. The price per square foot is $121.34. The home at 14915 Winter Stay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $415,605. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,656 square feet. The price per square foot is $156.48. The home at 14963 Winter Stay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 29, for $397,855. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,385 square feet. The price per square foot is $166.82. The home at 9141 Pinch Shot Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $343,475. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 2,634 square feet. The price per square foot is $130.40. The home at 9215 Cut Shot Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 29, for $326,275. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 2,455 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $132.90. The home at 9147 Pinch Shot Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 27, for $319,050. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,186 square feet. The price per square foot is $145.95.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 14524 Spotted Sandpiper Blvd., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 27, for $330,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,340 square feet. The price per square foot is $141.03.SUMMERLAKE GROVESThe home at 15581 Murcott Blossom Blvd., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 29, for $299,500. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,053 square feet. The price per square foot is $145.88.WATERLEIGHThe home at 9584 Waterway Passage Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 24, for $331,066. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,028 square feet. The price per square foot is $163.25.WATERMARKThe home at 9362 Woodcrane Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 29, for $292,000. Built in 2015, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,058 square feet. The price per square foot is $141.89.OAKLANDOAKLAND TRAILSThe home at 2560 Standing Rock Circle, Oakland, sold Aug. 24, for $414,725. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,098 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.87. The home at 2339 Standing Rock Circle, Oakland, sold Aug. 24, for $323,000. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,183 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $147.96.SOUTHERN OAKS AT OAKLAND SHORESThe home at 71 Millholland St., Oakland, sold Aug. 30, for $357,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,676 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.41.OCOEEADMIRAL POINTEThe home at 1114 Coastal Circle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 30, for $318,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,764 square feet. The price per square foot is $115.05.AMBER RIDGEThe home at 848 Satin Leaf Circle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 27, for $210,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,458 square feet. The price per square foot is $144.03.BROOKESTONEThe home at 569 Belhaven Falls Drive, Ocoee, sold Aug. 28, for $349,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,617 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.36.CROSS CREEKThe home at 547 Darkwood Ave., Ocoee, sold Aug. 24, for $300,000. Built in 1995, it has four bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths and 2,256 square feet. The price per square foot is $132.98. The home at 635 Bridge Creek Blvd., Ocoee, sold Aug. 29, for $260,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,455 square feet. The price per square foot is $178.69.FORESTBROOKEThe home at 3228 Daymark Terrace, Ocoee, sold Aug. 28, for $350,000. Built in 2004, it has six bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,817 square feet. The home at 3289 Jamber Drive, Ocoee, sold Aug. 28, for $320,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,404 square feet. The price per square foot is $94.01.MARION PARKThe home at 207 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, sold Aug. 27, for $335,000. Built in 1985, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,192 square feet. The price per square foot is $152.83. SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 85 High Sale Price: $1.618 million Low Sale Price: $98,000 REO/bank owned: One Waterleigh home sells for $700,000 SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 28 estately.comThis Waterleigh home, at 16233 Rock Coast Drive, Orlando, sold Aug. 24, for $700,000. It was the largest Winter Garden transaction from Aug. 24 to Johns Lake Pointe home, at 15227 Sunset Overlook Circle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 24, for $542,000. This Standard Pacic home backs to the communitys conservation area.REAL ESTATE


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Mazzoni $45,000 Lot 391 construction 2201 Tall Oak Drive Solar Christopher and $39,848 Hannah Martin 13530 Glynshel Drive Solar Nicky W. and $37,000 Amalia White 715 Marsh Reed Drive Expand rooftop Rogello Barrera $34,145 solar system 2328 Aurelius Drive Pool Jason Bednarz $32,000 412 Courtlea Oaks Blvd. Re-roof Rohnda Emrich $27,292 14021 Hampshire Bay Circle Re-roof Timothy and Anne Coleman $26,150 625 Lake Beulah Cove Re-roof John and Katherine Baldauf $25,000 TOP BUILDING PERMITSOCOEE COMMONSThe home at 830 Kazaros Circle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 24, for $361,500. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,217 square feet. The price per square foot is $1112.37.WESTYN BAYThe home at 2351 Pesaro Cir cle, Ocoee, sold Aug. 24, for $387,000. Built in 2004, it has five bedrooms, three-and-onehalf baths and 4,088 square feet. The price per square foot is $94.67.WYNSTONE PARKThe home at 2617 Cedar Bluff Lane, Ocoee, sold Aug. 30, for $260,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,014 square feet. The price per square foot is $129.10.WINTER GARDENBLACK LAKE PARKThe home at 465 Cascading Creek Lane, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 28, for $369,900. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and 3,462 square feet. The price per square foot is $106.85.CARRIAGE POINTEThe home at 1938 Redmark Lane, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $405,000. Built in 2009, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths, a pool and 2,647 square feet. The price per square foot is $153.FOX CRESTThe home at 12606 Dallington Terrace, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $531,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,790 square feet. The price per square foot is $140.11.FULLERS OAKThe home at 1808 Fullers Oak Loop, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 24, for $480,517. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 3,446 square feet. The price per square foot is $139.44.JOHNS LAKE POINTEThe home at 15227 Sunset Over look Circle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 24, for $542,000. Built in 2015, it has five bedrooms, fourand-one-half baths and 4,352 square feet. The price per square foot is $124.54.LAKE AVALON HEIGHTSThe home at 17317 Davenport Road, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 24, for $425,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,552 square feet. The price per square foot is $273.84.LAKEVIEW RESERVEThe home at 157 Zachary Wade St., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 28, for $292,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,625 square feet. The price per square foot is $179.69.OAKLAND PARKThe home at 947 Allenhurst St., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 28, for $430,255. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 1,958 square feet. The price per square foot is $219.74.ROPER RESERVEThe home at 1698 Highbanks Circle, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 27, for $504,950. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four-andone-half baths and 3,522 square feet. The price per square foot is $143.37.STONEYBROOK WESTThe home at 13927 Eylewood Drive, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $435,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 4,223 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $103.01. The home at 2507 Balforn Tower Way, Winter Garden, sold Aug. 28, for $325,000. Built in 2008, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,428 square feet. The price per square foot is $133.86.STOREY GROVEThe home at 10257 Memoir Ave., Winter Garden, sold Aug. 30, for $336,075. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 2,562 square feet. The price per square foot is $131.18. REAL ESTATE


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SELLING YOUR HOME? CALL ME TODAY! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR???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 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 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. 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Main St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 BUY SELL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 1st oor condo. 2 BED 2 BATH Split plan. Master has walk In closet. Private screened patio with outside storage room. Walk to restaurants, banking and shopping. Close to Fowlers Grove and hospitals. Easy access to Turnpike, E/W Expressway and SR 429. Convenient to historic downtown Winter Garden and West Orange Trail. 2 Assigned parking spaces.WINTER GARDEN CONDO $95,000 EUSTIS $159,900This is it.... A most charming block home on an oversized lot in a quiet & quaint location in Eustis. Come see this 2 bedroom & 2 bath ranch style starter or seasonal property today! Open & inviting floor plan. Enclosed Florida room COULD BE a 3rd bedroom or den/office. Solid surface countertops & solid wood cabinets in kitchen. New A/C in 2014. New roof in 2010. 14 insulation blown in attic. New engineered wood flooring. So many EXTRAS to see! This will go FASSST! 283767Sip lemonade on your front porch in the charming Historic District! Downtown Winter Garden offers shopping, Restaurants, events, theater & splash pad. This renovated & updated bungalow maintains its character and charm and is nestled on an oversized, deep lot (.34 ACRE!) sheltered by magnificent grandfather oaks ~ story book living complete with gorgeous heart pine floors, 9 ceilings & crown molding. step through the leaded glass front door and enter the living room and dining room area. Off the living room is a teen bedroom with its own 1/2 bath (Or could be office). Through the living room, to the center of the home, is a large farmhouse style kitchen w/ real wood cabinets and granite counters plus side entry door for convenient access for groceries. The inside laundry room with storage is also located off of the kitchen. At the back of the hallway are two good sized bedroomswith a shared subway tiled bath. Up the stairs is a loft space & office area with double door access to the master suite tucked up in the tree tops (Complete with Bathroon & walk In closet). The huge backyard has garage/ workshop (25x25) w/ separate 100 amp electric service. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN $400,000 Large grandfather oak in the back yard is a great spot for a tire swing :) Heres your chance to own a one of a kind craftsman bungalow in desirable historic downtown Winter Garden!