WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. DONATE TO DIAPER DRIVESecond Chance Resource Center is in need of diapers to be given to singleparent families in the area. The organizations wish list includes diapers sizes Newborn to 6, Pull-Ups and wipes, as well as baby and toddler foods and Enfamil and Similac formula. Monetary donations are accepted, too; $20 buys diapers for four babies. Second Chance is located at 1041 Crown Park Circle, Winter Garden. For information on donat ing, call (407) 656-7055.YOUR TOWN FREE SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 SPORTS Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver SEE OCOEE PAGE 8Living on island timeHope & Help Foundation hosts Mystic Island Gala at Rosen Centre Hotel. 9.VOLUME 85, NO. 36 30 30GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOROcoee is set to begin work on several roadways, including Bluford and Orlando avenues, and Maguire, Tomyn, Marshall Farms and Story roads. The roadwork is part of the citys Capital Improvements Street Resurfacing Program. Milling and resurfacing will take place during September and October with most of the Ocoee to begin seven road projectsThe citys Public Works Department began milling and resurfacing several roadways in early September. FOOTBALLWest Orange High reclaims Ole Orange Crate from DP. SEE PAGE 19.THE DIRTY ON THE When lightning strikes near the end of the school day in Orange County, nearby schools enter a lockdown known as the 30/30. In West Orange, the lockdowns have caused signicant delays in dismissal and wreaked havoc on bus schedules. STORY ON PAGE 4. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORTheres a new chief at the helm of the Winter Garden Police Department. City commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 23 to promote Steve Graham to Winter Gardens chief of police. He ini-Winter Garden welcomes new police chiefSteve Graham recently took over the department after former Chief George Brennan retired in June.Danielle HendrixSEE GRAHAM PAGE 8
2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 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 rttn n rnntn nrnt ntrnnttntn nntnn tnntntnnrfntb rff ntbn tn t ntrb t t Made Possible By nnrnnOrlandoHealth.com/HorizonWestER nn 283725 283460 ONE ERADICATOR LAST 90 DAYS! 12403 WEST COLONIAL DR WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 4078772553 ERADICATORS $1995ONLY... Available at: 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 cardholders can get a copy of the book. This program is a series and requires registration for all four meeting dates. (407) 8357323. 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 oldfashioned Kool-Aid fun! Recommended for preschoolers. (407) 835-7323. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 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. Buf fet served at noon. Cost is $20 for lunch. RSVP at (407) 2305968 or rebeccatmellen@gmail. com. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB MEETING 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. The Windermere Garden Club starts its new year with guest speaker Tom MacCubbin, horticulturist, author, radio host and retired IFAS extension agent. His presentation will be on plants from his landscape. Coee and light refreshments. The public is invited, and meetings are not limited to Windermere residents. For information, call Peggy at (407) 876-4239 or visit the clubs Facebook page.FRIDAY, SEPT. 14BACK YARD BAND CONCERT 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Centennial Plaza, 101 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The Back Yard Band will be joined by violinist Jennie Landau for a fun time in downtown Winter Garden. (407) 656-4111. WIND DOWN SOCIAL 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Oakland Manor House, 600 N. Tubb St., Oakland. Experience a magical evening at the boutique bed-and-breakfast inn. Attendees can take a friend, a small plate or snack to share, their own adult beverages and a musical instrument. The inn will provide light snacks, tea, coee and music. Guests are asked to make a donation of $10 to $15. (407) 614-8219. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15COUNTY HOUSEHOLD ITEM REPAIR EVENT 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Orange County is hosting its second free Dont Pitch It, Fix It! event. At the repair workshop, local businesses and handy volunteers will oer residents free minor repairs for a variety of household items, such as clothing, jewelry, electronics, bicycles, watches, eyeglasses and books. Items will be repaired on a rst-come, rst-served basis. There is no guarantee the item can be xed. (407) 836-1400. CRUZ N CAR SHOW 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Check out vintage cars and trucks, or enter your own for a chance to win prizes. (407) 656-4111. ENCAUSTIC WAX ABSTRACT WORKSHOP 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. The Winter Garden Art Association is hosting this workshop, in which Jann Visser will guide participants in creating an Encaustic abstract. The nished piece will be coated with a layer of golden shellac for a burst-bubble eect on the wax. Supplies are provided, but participants must take an apron, hairdryer and heat gun if they have them. Cost is $60 for members, $80 for others. Reserve space at wgart.org/events or call (407) 347-7996. GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: BRIAN SMALLEY 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Winter Garden Heritage, 21 E. Plant St. Smalley combines covers from artists such as Jerry Reed, the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Chet Atkins and Peter Rowan with original pieces and borrows from folksy, at pick ing and new-grass guitar styles. Reservations are available for $20 at the heritage oces or by calling (407) 656-3244. Admission includes the concert, a glass of wine and a chance to speak with the artist. All proceeds benet the museums and programs of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. LIBRARY ESCAPE ROOM 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Can you discover all of the clues hidden by the wacky librarian? Use your best detective skills to nd the hidden treasure. Recommended for upper elementary. Registration required at (407) 835-7323. MATTHEWS HOPE OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Matthews Hopes new location, 611 Business Park Blvd., Suite 101, o Story Road in Winter Garden. Stop by for refreshments and tours of the administrative oce, social workers oce, pantries and Hope Chest workshop, as well as the Firm Foundation Preschool and Ninth Street Outreach Center. (407) 905-9500. YOUR CALENDAR
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 3 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORYou could say Delloreen Ennis track career began when she headed to Abilene Christian University on a full track scholarship in 1995. But for Ennis, an Ocoee resident and native of Jamaica, her love of running truly started when she was a child growing up in Jamaica, racing her friends to the shop to get groceries for their parents. Ennis, 43, is a retired hurdling athlete who has competed in three Olympic Games and four World Championships. Additionally, shes the only athlete to win all eight short-hurdle NCAA titles 55-meter indoors and 100-meter outdoors, four times each in a career. Now, five years into retirement, Ennis has channeled her passion into a new role as a recreational specialist for Orange County. ON TRACK FOR SUCCESSEnnis was born and raised in Jamaica, and she and her friends constantly turned running errands for their parents into competitions. Growing up in my country we pretty much ran to most places, she said. Its fun for us, and the kids have competitions where wed try to run to see who could make it to the shop (and back) the fastest. Thats how it started running places, getting together with the kids at the time in our district and just having fun. We played soccer, we ran around, just different stuff. Her love of running grew as she transitioned from middle to high school in Jamaica. Coaches at the high school saw her talent and pushed her to work hard and improve at her craft. The fruits of her labor were rewarded with a full track scholarship to ACU in 1995. It was the first time she left home, and she spent a lot of time there in Texas during her career. My major was business management, and thats what I got my degree in in four years, she said. As track athletes, we nor mally get an extra year, but I accomplished all of my classes in four years. I was the only one in my family who went to college, as well, so I wanted to make them proud. Being away from home I didnt want to get caught up and get distracted, so I was very focused and knew what I was up against. Her collegiate career was a successful one: She won a total of eight NCAA short-hurdle championships in her four years and also holds the record in the 100-meter hurdle for ACU. After attending the meets, getting exposure and knowing she was successfully competing against top athletes, she saw another opportunity ahead of her the Olympics. Ennis went back home to Jamaica and competed in the Olympic trials there, finishing in the top three and punching her ticket to the Olympics three times Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. My first Olympics, I made it to all my finals, and that was big for me, because youre competing against the world, but I would finish in fourth (in the final), she said. I (was) always very close to getting a medal, but its so devastating, especially at the last one I competed in in Beijing. I was so close to being in second position, but we were all running at that last hurdle to the finish line, and I kind of twisted my body outside the line so I ended up finishing fifth in the final. That was very hard for me, because that was the moment, I was competing really good that year, and I was so close but ended up walking away without a medal.FINISHING THE RACEAside from the Olympics, Ennis also competed in four World Championships. She won bronze medals in 2007 and 2009 and a silver in 2005. Its all about coming together and competing for your country: When you put on that uniform, youre very proud to know that youre out there for your country, she said. The training to maintain her body during her professional career was rigorous sometimes up to five hours a day, seven days a week but it was worth it. It takes a lot of dedication and focus, and a lot of hard work, she said. The way my schedule was normally set up in terms of my training regimen, I would get up about 8 a.m. and make sure I had my breakfast, and go to the track around 10 a.m. I would be there until 1 or maybe 2 p.m. some days, because I had to go to the gym right after that. Youre look ing at maybe three to four hours, then getting a massage and getting an ice bath. Youre constantly doing something to make sure youre maintaining your body, she said. You dont want to risk the injuries, and you try to do maintenance work to prevent that from happening. Ennis retired from professional running in 2013 at age 38 after tearing her quadriceps, which required a long recovery process. The injuries begin to take a toll on the body, she said, and most people retire from professional running around age 35. After her retirement, she moved from Texas to Florida to be closer to friends and family. Despite barely missing the podium during her three Olympic experiences, Ennis said she is proud of her career. I was able to use my talent to get an education, because (I was) able to get a full track scholarship for four years and did not have to pay anything, so that to me was good, she said. To top it off (I got to go to) three Olympics. A lot of athletes dont get that oppor tunity to represent their country every four years. I really dont have any regrets I miss the traveling and seeing the world but I walk away knowing Ive done it all. A successful runOcoee resident Delloreen Ennis is a retired, decorated hurdling athlete who has competed in three Olympics and four World Championships.Courtesy photoDelloreen Ennis, an Ocoee resident and Orange County recreation specialist, is proud of her accomplishments over her running career.Its all about coming together and competing for your country: When you put on that uniform, youre very proud to know that youre out there for your country. Delloreen Ennis BY THE NUMBERS11.77 Personal Best (100m)12.50 Personal Best (100m hurdles)3 Olympics appearances4 World Championships appearances3 World Championship medals8 NCAA short-hurdle titles:4th place 2000 Olympics 5th place 2004 Olympics5th place 2008 Olympics
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORFor parents of school-age children in Orange County, few things prompt instant anxiety quite like a thunderstorm rolling into the area near dismissal time. They know especially with the particularly storm-heavy start to this school year those rumbles mean one thing: The 30/30. The 30/30 is an Orange County Public Schools policy that aims to keep children safe during lightning storms. During a 30/30 lock down, dismissal is delayed for at least 30 minutes. The lockdown affects everyone bus riders, car riders, bikers and walkers and can turn an already-stressful task into a downright debacle. Whats more, because school buses run routes for all school lev els (elementary, middle and high), a 30/30 lockdown at a school level that has earlier dismissal times can disrupt the timing for the remaining routes even if the storm has passed. Such has been the case in recent weeks at Bridgewater Middle School. In Orange County, middle schools have the latest dismissal time at 3:57 p.m., and Bridgewater parents said recent 30/30 lockdowns at the elementary level have caused significant delays for their children. The other day our daughter got home at about 5:30 or 5:40 p.m., and then she had to go straight to tumbling (class), so she had to miss dinner, said Chad Kalter, a Bridgewater parent. And they say, Well, you can come pick your child up. But you really cant, because to go pick your child up, you have to go wait in a line that wraps around the school for at least a quarter-mile. So its nearly impossible to pick up your kids from that school. Kalter said the rule is nonsensical particularly if its purpose is to ensure student safety. Because of busing policies, Kalters daughter walks two-fifths of a mile to the nearest bus stop because his family resides 1.8 miles from Bridgewater. Only students who reside more than two miles from school are eligible for free busing. The 30/30 rule really doesnt make any sense, he said. I assume its for safety reasons. I understand that, and yet the kids are allowed to walk two miles to school. It seems a bit contradictory to me. Its a pretty dumb rule. ... The percentage of kids that get struck by lightning has to be less than 1%, but how many kids get hit by cars, and yet were making the kids walk two miles to school. It just seems like a backward policy to me. Another Bridgewater parent, Tamara Hass, echoed Kalters sentiments. My son didnt get home last week until almost 6 p.m., Hass said. When one school goes on a 30/30, even though the schools that do dismissals later arent on a 30/30, it pushes all the buses back. So they dont get home until hours after their designated nor mal time. I realize theyre looking out for the safety of our children, but I think it needs to be revamped, she said. And my personal concern is (the district) is worried about them getting home in a storm. But then, if theres a storm on the way to school, theres no 30/30 rule in place for that. So its OK if the buses pick them up during a storm in the morning, and yet not bring them home. Shari Bobinski, an OCPS media representative who also has children attending Bridgewater, said the dismissal problems at Bridgewater are exacerbated by over crowding. Bridgewater currently has 2,611 students enrolled and a program capacity of 1,040 students. Theyre over capacity, and theyre going to get relief next year, she said. But for now, we have to just deal with the long lines, unfortunately. The school is doing the best that they can to move people through and make the process as painless as possible, but there are a lot of kids there. She also urged parents to be patient. Storms are most frequent during the three months of August, September and October, and Bridgewaters relief school is scheduled to open next year. (The policy) is 100% for the safety of students and staff, Bobinski said. We know its not easy to sit in long lines, but its truly for the safety of everyone. Unfortunately, the West Orange area is so popular, and it grew so quickly. This is just another one of those situations where weve got to just get through the grow ing pains. But next year, it should be a lot better.DOMINO EFFECTAny delay caused by a 30/30 at a high school can lead to a domino eect and impact buses that need to travel to elementary schools, and a dismissal delay at an elementary or high school can impact middle schools, which are dismissed last. According to Bill Wen, senior director of the districts transpor tation services, OCPS currently has 888 bus routes, about 135 of which are in the West Orange area. Most buses are assigned three schools per route, and most routes average 15 minutes, he said. Bridgewater Middle is serviced by 34 buses, all of which make a total of 150 stops. Of the 34 buses that service Bridgewater: 31 service Windermere High, three ser vice West Orange High, three service Keenes Crossing Elementary, seven service Independence Elementary, ve service Bay Lake Elementary, and one bus for Windermere Elementary, Wen said.During a 30/30 lockdown, parents are allowed to come to the school and pick up their children. How ever, because of the overcrowding at many West Orange schools, this solution also has its drawbacks. If parents come in to pick up or sign out their child from the school during a 30/30 lockdown, more often than not, they can expect to wait in long lines. At Bridgewater, those lines begin well before a parent can even reach the campus, said parent Tamara Hass. The line comes out of the school and goes down the road, and thats why I dont attempt to even do it, Hass said. Its so long that youre stuck there forever. I have parents in my neighborhood who have gone to the school to wait in line, and it takes just as long as it would if (their child) had just taken the bus home. The lines are just so long, especially at Bridgewater.BRIDGEWATER MIDDLE BUSES34 buses servicing Bridgewater Middle150 stops those buses make Also serviced by those buses31 Windermere High3 West Orange High 3 Keenes Crossing Elementary7 Independence Elementary5 Bay Lake Elementary1 Windermere Elementary OFFICIAL RULEUnder the districts 30/30 rule, if thunder is heard within 30 seconds of a visible lightning strike, students are not dismissed until 30 minutes have passed. However, if thunder is heard again during that timeframe, the clock resets, and another 30 minutes must pass before the school can begin dismissal. Orange County Public Schools adopted this policy more than 10 years ago following safety concerns from parents. Similar policies also have been adopted by the school districts in Lake and Seminole counties. I cant remember the school, but there were some concerns because inclement weather would move in very quickly while students were being dismissed, Bobinski said. And at that time, we even had an outpouring of parents who were concerned OCPS was just releasing children out into bad weather. The district does not track how many 30/30 lockdowns have gone into eect.30 /30 LIGHTNING CAPITALAlthough it is known as the Sunshine State, Florida ranks fourth in the nation for lightning ashes behind Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. In fact, Florida is known as the lightning capital of the United States, because more people are struck and killed by lightning in Florida than any other state. And Central Florida from Tampa to Titusville is known as Lightning Alley. 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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 5 Our newest Schwab branch, now open in Clermont.We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Independent Branch in Clermont. Financial guidance you can trust is now just around the corner. Drop by our local branch and see how we can support you. Come in and pull up a chair. Or call (352) 404-5238.2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab) All rights reserved. Member SIPC. MWD101534-13 (1211-8090) (6/18) Clermont Independent Branch 1600 Hancock Road Suite C Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 404-5238 schwab.com/clermont Windermere Independent Branch 4848 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Suite 204 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 909-0485 schwab.com/windermere 16 00 Hancoc k Road Holly Berr y Circle 50 50 Hancock RoadHooks StreetBond StreetHolly Berr y Circle Michael S. Wytiaz, CFP Independent Branch Leader and Financial Consultant 283868 Theres never a good time for an accident to happen. But when it does, you can count on me to be there quickly so you can get your life back to normal. GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL ME TODAY. When That will never happen to me happens.Im ready to help. 1101204.1 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 C Martin Ins and Fin Svcs IncCraig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol!Im ready to help.Theres never a good time for an accident to happen. But when it does, you can count on me to be there quickly so you can get your life back to normal. GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL ME TODAY.283730 When That will never happen to me happens. AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORFirm Foundation Preschool is starting the new school year with a new director. Meagan Galamback was hired Aug. 1 to replace Ginger Allen, who left to pursue another job opportunity. To be able to influence a child in their first experiences of learning and help these children build the foundations of learning is why I choose to not only be an early childhood educator but also a director for this preschool program, Galamback said. Firm Foundation Preschool is operated by the Matthews Hope homeless ministry. Working in early childhood is my passion, and it takes a special person with a special commitment to providing a healthy learning environment where children can come every day and receive the best preschool education regardless of their families financial status, she said. Her days are filled with aha! moments, she said, and its gratifying to hear a student go from saying, I cant, to, I did it! Learning takes place every day, and that is supported by community visitors scheduled throughout the school year, including firefighters, petting-farm representatives and guest readers. Vol unteers are encouraged, too. Volunteers are a very valued asset to our classroom and the Matthews Hope program, Galamback said. I encourage anyone who is interested in vol unteering to contact me directly and I can find out what areas of interest our volunteer has and how our program can best utilize our volunteer. Galamback can be reached at Meagan@matthewshopeministries.org. Working with Matthews Hope Ministries allows me to serve my community and also share God with these children and their families every day, she said. These children get to witness first-hand what it means to be called disciples of God.These children will learn of Gods love for them and also share it with each other, as we are a school family. Fourteen preschoolers currently are enrolled at the school; there is room for two more children ages 3 to 6. The preschool, at 740 Ninth St, Winter Garden, is open from7 a.m. to 6 p.m.The preschool program is from9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,with extended-care hours from to 9 a.m.and 2 to 6 p.m. Galamback has nine years of experience working in an earlychildhood preschool environ ment, with eight of those as a preschool director. She and her husband live in Winter Garden with their two children, ages 13 and 10.Courtesy photoMeagan Galamback is in charge of 14 preschoolers at Firm Foundation Preschool.Matthews Hope hires new preschool director Meagan Galamback is leading the ministrys Firm Foundation Preschool. MATTHEWS HOPE OPEN HOUSEMatthews Hope is hosting an open house of its new headquarters and the Mat thews Hope Chest Workshop, at 611 Business Park Blvd., as well as the Firm Foundation Preschool and Ninth Street Outreach Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. In addition, the Hope Chest will hold a moving and inventory-reduction sale of used wood furniture, new oldstock plumbing and lighting xtures, new household dcor and more. The sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Donations can be dropped o at the new oces. Target and Walmart gift cards also are welcome. For information, call (407) 905-9500. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.comor Subscribe@OrangeObserver.com
6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Sonatas got Join us at Sonata West as we showcase the many talents of our residents, families, staff and area colleagues! Please RSVP to reserve your seat in Overture Theater by Friday, September 21, 2018. If you are interested in participating, please contact us (407) 654-3530 to enter the contest. 420 ROPER ROAD | WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 | (407) 654-3530 | SONATAWEST.COM ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #13099 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 6-8 Talent! 282283 What are those? If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: Contests@OrangeObserver.com PETOF THE WEEK 278735 283771 Instruction for Beginners284672 CLASSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 8 WEEKS FOR $53 PER PERSONWestside Technical School 407-905-2000 955 E. Story Road, Winter Garden By Darlene Bienias 407-451-5000 Monday Evening Classes: Beginner 6-7pm Beginner Plus 7-8pmPartners suggested. Register Now. WINTER GARDENAUG. 293200 block of Daniels Road. Drug possession. At about 6:30 a.m., an officer responded to the park ing lot of a gas station in reference to a woman who was reportedly acting abnormal. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with three women parked at the gas station. The driver was alert and coher ent, according to the officer. The driver explained the two women in the vehicle were taking dab hits, which refers to hashish oil. The rear passenger handed over a mouthpiece containing hashish oil residue and was arrested and charged with possession. A juvenile who also was present at the scene was released to her mother. AUG. 301100 block of East Plant Street. Drug possession. At 1 a.m., an officer on traffic patrol clocked a BMW traveling 54 mph in a 35-mph speed zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and immediately detected the odor of cannabis while speaking with the driver. While the officer ran the drivers license through dispatch, he saw the driver reach up and put something in the vehicles sunroof, which was discovered to be a bag containing cannabis. The man was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.OCOEEAUG. 30Ocoee Apopka Road. DUI. At about 9:52 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle swerving and almost entering an oncoming lane before turning right into an access road for a commer cial plaza and striking the curb. When contact was made with the driver, two officers immediately noticed the odor of alcohol from the drivers vehicle and breath. The driver reportedly slurred his speech and struggled to keep his head straight while conversing with the officers. He nearly fell down when attempting to exit his vehicle to perform a field-sobriety exercise. The driver struggled to perform the exercises and was asked to stop, because he could not maintain his balance and nearly fell several times. The driver was arrested and charged with a DUI.AUG. 31North Lakewood Avenue. Drug possession. At about 2:18 a.m., an Ocoee police officer on traffic patrol began following a vehicle. The officer ran the tag through dispatch, which advised the vehicles registration had expired in late July. The officer conducted a traffic stop to question the driver, who stated he hadnt renewed his registration because he had to pay past-due tolls but hasnt had the money. The officer then asked if he could search the vehicle, but the driver refused. The officer then requested a K9 officer, who performed an air sniff and alerted the officers to the potential presence of drugs. During the resulting vehicle search, the officer found a wallet containing several clear plastic baggies with methamphetamine and heroin residue, as well as a backpack containing drug paraphernalia. The driver, who had been placed in handcuffs, then complained of wrist pain. At that point, the officer noticed a large bulge in one of the drivers socks, the source of which was another baggy containing methamphetamine. The driver was charged with possession of illegal narcotics. COPS CORNER
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 7 284771 Clermont Hillside Terrace 2400 S. US Hwy 27, Suite 101 Clermont, FL 34711 NEXT TO THE HARLEY DAVIDSON STORE 352-241-9884 OPENMon-Sat 4 p.m.Sun Closed 283994 Wills/Advance Directives Estates Corporation/LLC Commercial transactions Landlord/Tenant Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters Attorney At Law 407-656-5521 425 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 B M. JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 years.www.blairjohnsonlaw.com283723 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORMs. Bees Gourmet Popcorn & Candy Shoppe is offering a sweet treat that benefits a locally created nonprofit organization. For the month of September, the downtown Winter Garden shop is giving a portion of the proceeds of anything with a gold ribbon to the nonprofit Brighter Days Childhood Cancer. One hundred percent of the sales from the special Avens No sMORE Cancer mix which contains popcorn, marshmallows, graham crackers, drizzled chocolate and gold-brushed Hershey bars will be donated, as well. Chocolate ribbons wrapped in gold are for sale, too. For a quar ter, shoppers can get a giant goldcolored gumball out of the gum machine. Heidi Steinhauer, a Ms. Bees employee, presented the idea to owner Belinda Wilson last year, and after a monthlong fundraiser, the shop was able to give thousands of dollars to Brighter Days. Steinhauer and Suzi Crane, Avens mother, have been lifelong friends. This years goal is to donate even more to Brighter Days. The Brighter Days program was started by Aven Crane, a childhood cancer survivor, and her parents, Johnny and Suzi Crane, as a way of giving back to the community. TEAM AVENAven was 3 when her parents discovered an abnormal growth in her chest in March 2014. It was actually a tumor an aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer and her entire major pectoral muscle was removed at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Following 42 weeks of chemotherapy, Aven endured 20 days of proton radiation therapy. Team Aven was born, and this aided not only the little girl and her family but also more than 20 others undergoing treatment for pediatric cancers at APH. From this, the Cranes established a 501(c)3, Brighter Days Childhood Cancer Organization. Aven is in remission, but her parents worry about the longlasting effects of the cancer treatments. Most people arent aware that less than 4% goes to funding research for all childhood cancers combined, Steinhauer said. A lot of families have to do cookie drives and fundraisers just to raise money for research. At Brighter Days, a percentage of donations and funds goes to financially aiding families at Arnold Palmer with donations of gas cards and gift cards for food. Another percentage goes into the Brighter Day childhood cancer research fund. Awareness is everything, Steinhauer said. Without awareness, theres no funding. The city of Winter Garden issued a proclamation on Sept. 5 announcing September as Blood and Childhood Cancer Month in the city. City Hall lights have been turned gold to celebrate children with cancer, and many downtown merchants are going gold with ribbons or lights this month.Raising funds for brighter daysMs. Bees is holding a fundraiser throughout September, and proceeds will benet childhood cancer research. Amy QuesinberryAvens No sMORE Cancer treat includes chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallows and popcorn.BRIGHTER DAYS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER FUNDRAISERWHEN: Through September WHERE: Ms. Bees Gourmet Popcorn & Candy Shoppe, 2 E. Plant St., Winter Garden WEBSITE: brighterdays4kids. com
8 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 283779 284046 You are invited!Come worship with us!Bible Study at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 11:00 AM Donuts & Coee Fellowship from 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 671 Beulah Rd Winter Garden FL 34787Oce: 407-656-3342 beulahbaptistwg.org beulahbaptistFL work being done at night. Single-lane closures are anticipated, but city officials do not plan on adding any detours. The first project, which was just completed, began with Geneva Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue, and construction on Story Road from Maguire to State Road 429 began Sept. 6. The city is working with Orlando Paving Company for all the projects with the exception of Bluford Avenue Phase 2 project, which will be completed by Oelrich Construction Inc., said Ocoee City Engineer Richard Campanale. The timeline for the projects, which are tentative based on weather conditions, are as follows: Geneva Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue. This project is complete; construction began Wednesday, Sept. 5. Story Road from Maguire to State Road 429. Construction began Thursday, Sept. 6. Orlando Avenue/White Road from Bluford Avenue to Clarke Road and White Road east of the Clarke Road intersection. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 10. Tomyn Road from Maguire Road to western city limits. Construction should begin Sept. 24. Malcolm Road area and Tiger Minor Park combined. Construction to start the week of Oct. 8. Marshall Farms Road from Maguire Road to Colonial Drive. Construction to begin the week of Oct. 15. Bluford Avenue (Phase 2). Roadway to be completed by Oct. 28. Full project completion is expected by Dec. 30. Campanale said the city also is working with Orange County on a joint agreement for the design and construction of left-turn lanes at the Fullers Cross and OcoeeApopka Road intersection, and road surveys are currently taking place for the roadwork pertaining to the downtown Ocoee revitalization project. Concerning the downtown master plan, roads are being sur veyed and 30% design plan phases are being reviewed, he said. Oak land (Avenue Reconstruction) will be the first project to move for ward. (Were) having construction start as soon as the fall of 2019, (because) there is no right-of-way acquisition required. PROJECT COSTSGeneva Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue: $36,478Story Road from Maguire Road to State Road 429: $137,500Orlando Avenue/White Road from Bluford to Clarke Road: $290,054Tomyn Road from Maguire Road to city limits: $270,271Malcolm Road residential area: $65,298 Tiger Minor Park parking area: $28,931Marshall Farm Road from Maguire Road to Colonial Drive: $288,465Bluford Ave Phase 2 from Delaware to Silver Star Road Streetscape $5,670,000Utilities $4,140,000FUTURE PROJECTSThe city also has proposed funding for four other milling and resurfacing projects in the 2018-19 city budget. Kissimmee Avenue from Maguire Road to Ohio Street is budgeted for $31,500. Ocoee Crown Point Park way from Ocoee-Apopka Road east to the high school roundabout is budgeted for $141,892. Delaware Street and Cumberland Avenue is budgeted for $46,263. The Hammocks subdivision is budgeted for $239,815. tially came aboard as deputy chief in January 2017. From 2004 until this summer, former Chief George Brennan had the leading role. He announced his retirement earlier this year and worked his last day in office June 29. I had met (Brennan) before and he did wonderful things here, Graham said. He brought in a lot of technology and brought this place a long way. I didnt expect the opportunity (to become chief) to come as quick as it did, and its not automatic that Id get the top position because the city does have the option to advertise and make it competitive but I guess they saw enough in me that they were willing to give me a shot at the top seat. Graham, 61, has 40 years of experience in law enforcement. It was something he knew he wanted to pursue after taking a few elective college classes. At the time, the agency he went to work for wouldnt hire until age 21. Graham took the test on his 21st birthday. Born in Gainesville, Graham was raised in South Florida and began his college education at the University of Florida before mov ing back home and completing his bachelors degree in criminal justice at Florida Atlantic Uni versity. He began working in law enforcement in 1978 in Boynton Beach while simultaneously working on his degree. I was anxious to get into law enforcement, he said. It took me quite a while, because that was before the internet and online classes, so I had to trade away my shifts so I could go to class. A prior chief I worked for in Boyn ton encouraged me to finish college with my masters degree from Lynn University. He also encouraged me to get more education, so I went to the command officer school at Broward Community College (and finished) a 10-week commanders course. I also had the chance to go to the FBI Academy in Quantico. After I got the education, I focused on possibly being the leader of an agency and worked my way up to assistant chief and retired from that agency, he said. I had a chance to do a lot of fun things like working with K9s, being on SWAT team and a SWAT team commander, and working on the tactical unit and under cover narcotics briefly. I got to do and experience a lot throughout my career. In 2005, he moved to Central Florida to take the job as chief of police in Clermont, where he stayed until resigning in 2011 to work for the Lake County Sher iffs Office. In January 2019, he will have two years under his belt here in Winter Garden. (Brennans) last day was June 29, so Ive been running the department since the last (commission) meeting when they confirmed the appointment, Graham said. Hes done more with this agency than most agencies this size are capable of doing. He initiated many programs. Theres more outreach in the community from this agency than a lot of others our size. Moving forward, Graham is preparing the agency to begin assigning roles for school resource officers to help Orange County Public Schools in carry ing out new legislation requiring that each school have one school resource officer. He also is excited to help his staff develop to its fullest potential as the department and city expand. Its been a great experience getting to know the staff at this police department, and I may be biased, but I think were second to none with talent and exper tise on board, he said. They go the extra mile to make sure every case is investigated fully. We do have a lot of talented individuals here, and the depth of experience is pretty deep here. We have a wealth of experience on board, and sometimes thats hard to put a quantitative measure on. ... I admire the staff thats here, and the chance to come into a leader ship role here is probably a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity.CORRECTIONIn the Sept. 6 edition of the West Orange Times & Observer, a frontpage story misidentied the location of a proposed Ocoee bed and breakfast as the historic Withers-Maguire House. The proposal is for the home at 2 N. Bluford Ave., known as the Maguire House. We regret the error.Ocoee projects CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Graham to lead policeCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BRENNAN SERVED W.G. FOR 23 YEARSGeorge Brennan was hired in 2004 to succeed Jimmie Yawn, the police chief for 23 years. He had previously served as chief of police of Deereld Beach. He was hired from a eld of 40 applications during a statewide search. Brennan had impressive skills in community policing, which attributed to his being hired in Winter Garden. He had come highly recommended from Deereld Beach city commissioners, city employees and fellow police ocers. Brennan grew the Winter Garden Police Department and made many improvements in his 14 years as chief. His retirement was ocial in June.Danielle HendrixNew Winter Garden Police Chief Steve Graham is ready to oversee his department and serve the city.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COMIll admit: When spring melted into summer, and the Black Tie world went dor mant for a couple of months, I didnt quite know what to do with my weekends. I had grown accustomed to taking a couple of weekdays and turning them into my own version of a weekend. I know that come September, Fridays and Saturdays are for rifling through dresses in my closet, charging up my camera and picking a lipstick color which, of course, is the hardest part. That said, summer is behind us, and its time to dig into your own closets, finalize your social calendar and gear up for a host of fall philanthropies and grand galas. We launched our Black Tie section one year ago, and its been a lot of things exciting, busy and a bit chaotic but also quite rewarding. There have been late nights and hectic nights, going to three events in the span of a few hours and promptly editing and uploading photos. Weve had our share of camera malfunctions, blue-ink pens exploding on our hands, blisters from new, highheeled sandals Black Tie reporter Harry Sayer is exempt from that one getting stuck in traffic jams and even getting event dates mixed up. With any new territory comes some uncertainty, and this time last year, we were bracing for the unknown. How would our communities react to this type of coverage? How would people in the Central Florida social scene view us and our efforts to deliver comprehensive, interesting and fun coverage of the events they hold dear to their hearts? But, to our delight, the social scene has embraced us just as they do the organizations and philanthropies they care so much about. Members of our communities enjoy seeing friends, family and even themselves in the photos we post. To anyone who recognizes us at events and walks up to say hello and catch up: thank you. To those who put in blood, sweat, tears and countless hours of work to make these Black Tie begins year two The Hope & Help Foundation put on a wild and vibrant show during its Mystic Island Gala Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Guests donned their most tropical attire and bid on gifts at the silent auction before settling down for the main attraction an intricate performance. Hope & Help recently started its Healthy Choices campaign, a ve-year initiative to raise $5 million to promote health. HARRY SAYERTropical paradise Hope & Help Foundation Executive Director Lisa Barr and her friends were ready for a great time. The party featured plenty of bright and colorful costumes. Nick Romeo, Scott Evans and Je Fleet were dressed to impress. Brion Clark, Raquel Luciano, Maribel Cuartas and Tirrell Wilkerson were ready to party. A couple of vacationing stilt-walkers wandered into the gala. DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORSEE HENDRIX PAGE 10
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The wedding will take place in December of this year, at Club Lake Plantation, Apopka, Florida. galas, balls and other amazing fundraisers a reality: thank you. To those who call or email to invite us to cover an event: thank you. And to anyone who has ever given us some encour aging words, interacted with us on social media, read our stories and clicked through our galleries: thank you. Were a year in, but were just getting started. Heading into a new season, you can continue to expect seeing some of our current initiatives. Harry will continue his enter taining Harrys Styles fashion column, and I will keep bringing your monthly Causing An Effect philanthropic spotlight. You also can expect more profiles on the people behind the scenes of these events, features on organizations making a difference and stories from people whose lives have been changed by one of their missions. Additionally, well keep you updated on upcoming events and offer a glimpse into some of them. If you dont follow us on Facebook at Black Tie Orange Observer and on Instagram at orangeisthenewblacktie already, be sure to do so. Youll be the first to see new photos, a weekly event agenda and even video clips from your favorite events.REAL BLACK TIEHundreds of guests lled the ballroom at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando in support of building bridges to a brighter future. Held Saturday, Sept. 8, the 15th annual Players Ball served as the organizations biggest fundraiser of the year. Guests were delighted to see celebrity impersonators dressed as Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Frank Sinatra, and perused dozens of auction items while enjoying cocktails. The main program included entertainment from FREE DAPS and DJ Jazzy Je, as well as testimonials from families the foundation has helped. Bridges of Light raises money for children who have been abandoned, abused neglected or at-risk, and provides them with bridges to education, basic needs and more. DANIELLE HENDRIX Bridges of Light Foundations 15th annual Players BallMimi Hartker and Scott Ashdown Left: Members of the Harris family shared their testimony of hardships and nding peace through the Bridges of Light Foundation. Four Seasons Resort Orlando Manager Charles Fisher and his wife, Catherine, and Dana and John Berry enjoyed the reception hour. Windermere-based lawyer Richard Schwamm and wife Stacey were happy to have a night out.HendrixCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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Admis sion to the concert also includes a glass of wine and a chance to speak with Smalley. Proceeds of the concert benefit the Winter Garden Heritage Foundations museum and programs. Smalley plays American roots music and cites Chet Atkins, Jer ry Reed and Tommy Emmanuel, among many other musicians, as influences. (American roots) is a real large umbrella, Smalley said. I like any kind of music thats melodic that encompasses every style of music. Smalley said although he also sings, hell only sing just so I have an excuse to play the guitar. He enjoys playing the guitar because of its versatility. What I like about the instru ment is that you can get melody and an alternate melody going at the same time, you can get a little bass behind it (and) get other elements going on. Music runs in Smalleys family. His father played the accordion, his brother played the piano, and his son is a vocalist. Smalley started off with the piano at age 5 but didnt enjoy it. In addition to the guitar and piano, Smalley also can play the trombone and banjo. I was required to play, so my influences, whether I liked it or not were classical musicians, Smalley said. I think thats where the melodic (musical) necessity comes for me. Eventually, Smalley convinced his parents to let him try the guitar. He took guitar lessons about a year before he opted to teach him self how to play. He also learned from a few friends throughout his life. Today, he continues to learn more about playing the guitar through the internet. Whats great now is the inter net, he said. You can go on YouTube and learn anything. You can go on the web and just find anything youd want to play. Smalley added he enjoys study ing music using websites like YouTube, because he can pause whatever hes watching to closely study the video. Im old, so new tricks are real hard for me, Smalley said. Common themes in many of Smalleys songs are travel and being on the move a nod to his early years with his family. (The moving) sucked, but I got to see a lot of the country, Smalley said. One thing youll notice in my music theres a heavy influence on traveling. The songs are about moving places and going places. Smalley added that although hes settled in his home in Apopka, he still likes to travel. I always tell people, My life is simple, he said. I either play guitar or I get in the car, go somewhere and play guitar. Smalley has released seven CDs, and his music is available on iTunes. However, he suggest buy ing his CDs directly from him at one of his shows. Each CD comes with a personal touch, Smalley said. Everything is homemade, he said. Every CD is made at my house so everyone is kind of one-of-a-kind. I make each cover myself no two ever comes out the same. Travelin manBRIAN SMALLEYWHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 WHERE: Winter Garden Heritage Museum, 21 E. Plant St. RESERVATIONS: Available for $20 at any of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation oces or by calling (407) 656-3244. Brian Smalley will be bringing his brand of American roots music to the Winter Garden Heritage Museum.Eric GutierrezGuitarist Brian Smalley plays a ri on his guitar in front of The Attic Door in Winter Garden, where he performs about once a month.
12 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 283903 250293 407-573-1300 14100 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 283762 IN OCOEE407-905-7898 email@example.com IN WINTER GARDEN407-654-3037 firstname.lastname@example.org So local, it feels like your garage! Call Today! 283878www.jaysqualitytreeservice.com STUMPED?? Call us today!We specialize in: Tree services including tree removal and stump grinding Mistletoe and Moss removal Crane, land clearing, and bobcat services Hurricane preparation And all your landscaping needsOce: 407-880-2221Cell: 407-358-4188 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICEFree estimates Licensed and insured www.westorangehabitat.org283783 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! HORIZON WESTHICKORY HAMMOCKThe home at 15799 Turkey Island Circle, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $1,119,885. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, five-andone-half baths and 4,387 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $255.27.HIGHLANDS AT SUMMERLAKE GROVESThe home at 7272 Desert Mandarin St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 3, for $332,120. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,605 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $127.49. The home at 7207 Summerlake Groves St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $316,990. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,150 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $147.44.INDEPENDENCE/ SIGNATURE LAKESThe home at 6243 Point Hancock Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $310,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,840 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $168.48. The townhouse at 14412 Pleach St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $236,500. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,516 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $156. The townhouse at 14054 Avenue of the Groves, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $233,500. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,472 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $158.63.LAKEVIEW POINTEThe home at 7295 Twilight Bay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 1, for $400,000. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,717 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $147.22. SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 59 High Sale Price: $3.3 million Low Sale Price: $89,000 REAL ESTATESummerlake home sells for $1,192,855 A home in the Summerlake community topped all Winter Garden-area residential real-estate transactions from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7. The home at 7705 Green Mountain Way, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 2, for $1,192,855. Built in 2018, it has ve bedrooms, veand-one-half baths, a pool and 5,572 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $214.08. These are the highestselling homes in each community in West Orange.redn.comThis Summerlake home, at 7705 Green Mountain Way, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 2, for $1,192,855. This new home was the largest Winter Garden transaction from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-656-2121Email us at AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.comor Subscribe@OrangeObserver.com
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 13 Pat Sharr Realty 407-656-7947 MultiMillion Dollar Producer www.patsharr.com PAT SHARRBroker/Owner email@example.com BUYING A HOME? SELLING YOUR HOME? CALL ME TODAY! ENJOY THE LAKE BREEZE!!!STUNNING 4 BDRM/ 2 BA HOME AND PANORAMIC VIEW OF LAKE MINNEHAHA...THIS HOME IS LOCATED IN THE DESIRED GATED SUBDIVISION OF OSPREY POINT. THE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY OFFERS THE RESIDENTS A PRIVATE FISHING PIER AND WATER ACCESS TO THE CLERMONT CHAIN OF LAKES. Just renovated to a very open floor plan... Beautiful laminate wood flooring throughout the home with the exception of laundry and bathrooms. The kitchen is a decorators dream and features custom cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, island, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and just off the kitchen is the laundry room and access to the garage. The oversized breakfast area is exceptional with a view of lush landscaping and stately trees...living/family room is highlighted by the wood burning fireplace large sliding glass doors leading to the open brick paver patio... Spacious master bedroom that is worthy of its name...luxurious master bath, granite counter tops, dual sinks, garden tub/separate shower. This is a split bedroom plan. The two other bedrooms are located in the hallway with a full bath convenient to both bedrooms...the fourth bedroom is being used as an office. Lowest price in Osprey Pointe! Asking $509,900 JUST SOLD!!!I had the buyer for this new 2 story 3 Bdrm.2.5 Ba, corner lot, front porch, rear 2 car garage. Inside features open floor plan, living room, kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 42 cabinets, dining area and half bath. Upstairs features family room, guest bedrooms, guest bath, master bedroom, master bath with garden tub, separate shower, walk-in closet. Laundry area is also upstairs. Sold for $307,698.00 SOLD! LET ME HELP YOU MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE SOLD! JUST SOLD!!!I had the Buyer for this little beauty in Monteverde, this home featured 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining area, kitchen with all appliances and pantry. Also features screened patio with access from living room and master bedroom. Great view of Lake Florence. Sold for $205,000.A RECENT TESTIMONIAL: Love her!!! She made the process of selling our first home fun!!! She gave me honest feedback to help me sell my home by making it more marketable. You cant go wrong with her as your realtor.-Jessica & Hedrick Rivero283739 284854 OVERLOOK 2 AT HAMLINThe home at 15143 Shonan Gold Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 5, for $572,960. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,950 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $145.05. The home at 14936 Etowah St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 1, for $504,620. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,870 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $175.83.PANTHER VIEWThe home at 14897 Winter Stay Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 3, for $482,465. Built in 2018, it has five bedrooms, four baths and 3,791 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $127.27.SUMMERLAKEThe home at 15318 Southern Martin St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 2, for $379,230. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,916 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $197.93.WATERLEIGHThe home at 8517 Bayview Crossing Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 5, for $350,000. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 2,348 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $149.06. The home at 9758 Waterway Passage Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 6, for $335,000. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,028 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $165.19.OAKLANDWINTERS LANDINGThe home at 400 Macchi Ave., Oakland, sold Sept. 5, for $415,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,454 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $120.15.OCOEECROSS CREEKThe home at 2397 Cliffdale St., Ocoee, sold Sept. 7, for $280,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,770 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $158.19.FOREST RIDGEThe home at 479 Basking Ridge Court, Ocoee, sold Sept. 3, for $225,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,479 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $152.13.SAWMILLThe home at 6765 Lumberjack Lane, Ocoee, sold Sept. 7, for $225,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,603 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $140.36.WESMEREThe home at 534 Saddell Bay Loop, Ocoee, sold Sept. 6, for $288,900. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,861 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $155.24.WESTYN BAYThe home at 2451 Orsota Circle, Ocoee, sold Sept. 6, for $370,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,034 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $121.95.WINTER GARDENARROWHEAD LAKESThe home at 16957 Arrowhead Blvd., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $218,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,806 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $120.71. realtor.comThis Hickory Hammock home, at 15799 Turkey Island Circle, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $1,119,885. myoridarealestategroup.comThis Westyn Bay home, at 2451 Orsota Circle, Ocoee, sold Sept. 6, for $370,000. It was the weeks largest transaction in Ocoee.MILLIONPLUS TRANSACTIONS SUMMERLAKE. The home at 7705 Green Mountain Way, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 2, for $1,192,855. Built in 2018, it has ve bedrooms, veand-one-half baths, a pool and 5,572 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $214.08. HICKORY HAMMOCK. The home at 15799 Turkey Island Circle, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $1,119,885. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, veand-one-half baths and 4,387 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $255.27. SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 14
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 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. MC for the evening Scott Maxwell Entertainment for the evening Dueling PianosFor more information and/or to reserve your table visit: www.matthewshopeministries.org/Annual-Garden-Party www.facebook.com/matthewshopeministries or call 407-905-9500 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 www.th eatticdoorlive.com rfnt Retirement: Ready or not. Ready is better. 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BR Dental is an in network provider with most PPO Dental Plans. Now Offering : Dental Implants Sedation Dentistry Cosmetic Clear Braces Pain Free Injections Accepting New Patients BR DENTAL Gift Certificates Available Call today for your Appointment! BR Dental is an in network provider with most PPO Dental Plans. Now Offering : Dental Implants Sedation Dentistry Cosmetic Clear Braces Pain Free Injections Accepting New Patients BR DENTAL Gift Certificates Available Call today for your Appointment! BR Dental is an in network provider with most PPO Dental Plans. Now Offering : *Dental Implants *Sedation Dentistry *Cosmetic Clear Braces *Pain Free Injections *Accepting New Patients BR DENTAL Gift Certificates Available COVINGTON CHASEThe home at 625 Grassy Stone Drive, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $320,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,306 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $138.77.CROWN POINT SPRINGSThe home at 1019 Spring Loop Way, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 7, for $227,500. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,510 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $150.66.CYPRESS RESERVEThe home at 14061 Jomatt Loop, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 1, for $480,000. Built in 2018, it has four bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 3,221 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $149.02. The home at 14242 SunRidge Blvd., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $399,900. Built in 2017, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,804 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $142.62.DANIELS LANDINGThe townhouse at 13340 Harbor Shore Lane, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $183,500. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,293 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $141.92.HISTORIC DOWNTOWNThe home at 550 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 5, for $435,000. Built in 2006, it has six bedrooms, three-andone-half baths and 2,636 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $165.02. The home at 800 Pine St., Winter Garden, sold Sept. 4, for $163,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,308 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $124.62.TOWNHOMES OF WINTER GARDENThe home at 344 Eron Way, No. 12, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 5, for $89,000. Built in 1987, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 840 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $105.95.VILLAS AT TUCKER OAKSThe townhouse at 1437 Scarlet Oak Loop, Winter Garden, sold Sept. 5, for $235,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,720 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $136.63. CITY OF WINTER GARDENThese are the largest building permits issued by the city of Winter Garden from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, in order of dollar amounts. ADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 1055 Orange Wharf Court Solar David and Brenda Laamme $37,000 715 Marsh Reed Drive Expand rooftop solar Rogelio Barrera $34,145 16719 Rusty Anchor Road Replace impact windows Debra A. Mills $33,362 15422 Firelight Drive Solar Sunil Jadonath $26,746 311 E Smith St. Re-roof Kay B. Feil $21,222 12450 Westeld Lakes Circle Re-roof Lawrence L. Hirsch $16,750 14485 Black Lake Preserve Screen over new concrete slab Ira W. and Amy S. Waldinger $13,000 1621 Lindzlu St. Re-roof Shawn Hundertmark $11,730 2044 Solar Drive L 53 Solar Virat Chandrakantbhai Patel $11,602 15546 Amberbeam Blvd. Re-roof Allison Popely $11,295TOWN OF OAKLANDThese are the largest building permits issued by the town of Oakland for August 2018, in order of dollar amounts. ADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 644 Strihal Loop In-ground pool Craig Douglas Remsburg $41,000 595 Simeon Road Solar panels Praim Sankhi $33,320 60 Millholland St. Re-roof David P. and Anne R. Marchetti $24,476.10 527 Largovista Drive Pool enclosure Steven D. Porter $20,708 90 Millholland St. Re-roof David Velez $18,000 707 Regina Circle Re-roof James H. Wiedeman $16,889.02 610 Johns Landing Way Re-roof Abel Fernandes $15,232 71 Millholland St. Re-roof Thomas L. Munson $14,000 629 Strihal Loop Re-roof Arnaldo M. Pimienta $13,150 1013 Johns Point Drive Fence Matthew Salzeider $9,150 TOP BUILDING PERMITS REAL ESTATE ONLINESee more transactions at OrangeObserver.com
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 15 280843 www.winteroakfuneralhome.com113 2 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden Florida 34787 LIC #F080822Winter Gardens ONLY family owned funeral home. 407-614-8350 Thats My WishDirect Cremation for:$795.00 Call for detailsWe are your Hometown Funeral Home, oering our: Home of the areas rst certied therapy dog. Feel free to stop in and say hello to Charley Girl! 283769 We Proudly offer: Traditional Burial and Cremation Services Prearranged Funeral Services Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home Winter Garden407-656-2233 www.baldwinfairchild.com 428 E. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 283458 Let us tell the story of your life. 352-394-8228921 S. US Hwy 27 Minneola, FLOne block north of Citrus Towerwww.cremationchoicesfl.com Direct Cremation$675Plus Container We offer a non-traditional setting for families to feel comfortable when planning for themselves or their loved ones. For more information and a complete list of prices, please visit our website: www.cremationchoicesfl.comCremation Choices offers an affordable alternative to expensive funeral homes and cremation services in the Central Florida area. 283675 280869 Because You CareFAMILY OWNED & OPERATED (407) 695-CARE (2273) WWW.DEGUSIPEFUNERALHOME.COM THREE LOCATIONS FOR YOUR COMFORT Maitland9001 N.Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751West Orange1400 Mathew Paris Blvd.Ocoee, FL 34761Sanford905 Laurel Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 All Inclusive Direct Cremation$795 CHRISTOPHER GEORGE MATERSON DIED TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2018.Christopher George Materson, 67, of Clermont, Florida, completed his journey here on earth Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. After receiving his education, he began his long career in Miami as a private investigator, which led to his employment with the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in January 2002. He was a senior investigator. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Baldwin Fairchild, Winter Garden, 428 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787, where a reception will follow. The family requests that casual attire be worn in Chris memory. For further information, please go to baldwinfairchildwintergar den.com to see more information about Christopher. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.MILLARD YVON WES HARDYDIED SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018.Millard Wes Yvon Hardy passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the age of 83, in northeast Tennessee. Born in Arab, Alabama, to Elbert and Ada (Fleming) Hardy on March 31, 1935, he was the eighth of nine children. Millard Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Ada Hardy; his brothers, Fonda Hardy, Alvis Dalton Hardy and Billy Ray Hardy; and his sister, Etna Howard; his wife, Joan, in 2012; a newborn baby, Brenda Lee; his great-grandson, Brendan Hardy (a newborn); and many friends and relatives. Wes is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Twyla Gaye Hardy Wallace (Earl E. Wallace), Emlenton Pennsylvania, Lori Yvonne Hill (Charles S. Hill), at home in Telford, Tennessee, Kimberly Renee Hardy, of Church Hill, Tennessee; his sisters, Etha Hall and Elaine Creech of Winter Garden, Florida, and sister, Chloe Thornton, and brother, James (Marcie), of Ocoee, Florida; his grandchildren, Brandon Wesley Hardy (Heather Mahan Hardy), Paige Renee Hardy, Alexis Jordan Hill, Erica Tyler Hill and Sydney Lang Hill; and his great-grandson, Jordan Hardy (adopted child of Brandon and Heather Hardy). Wes leaves behind a large number relatives and friends who loved him throughout his long life. Millard moved to Ocoee, Flori da, as a child. He left school at the age of 17. Soon after, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was given the nickname Wes. After honorably serving, he returned to Ocoee with his new wife and first baby girl. He later went on to complete his high school diploma and attended college classes while working for Martin Marietta. In 1968, he moved with his family to the Pocono Mountains and lived in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, Pennsylvania. He worked construction jobs and equipment sales until he secured a job as manager of an old-fashioned little general store in Shawnee. It was an idyllic life, with his family home adjacent to the store, where he could be a constant figure in his childrens lives. The perks of the job included membership of the Shawnee Inns amenities. While he was the store manager, he also was the Assistant Postmaster in the attached post office and the Commissioner of Weights and Measures in his county and a volunteer firefighter in Shawnee. He never seemed to tire or complain about providing for his family or contributing to his community. When the store was sold in 1975, Wes moved the family back to Florida, where he worked for his sister and brother-in-law (Elaine and Cooter Creech) in their wholesale plant greenhouse business. A year later, he was offered a promising position by his sisterin-laws new husband (Laurel and Dennis St Germain). He accepted the position of Sales Manager for I&I Sling Co. and moved the family to Wilmington, Delaware. He enjoyed the travel and friendships made in this position until his retirement in 2005. Soon after, he sold his property in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, and bought a log home in Telford, Tennessee. Millard Wes married Joan Melva Langille in 1958 in Gle nolden, Pennsylvania while serv ing in the Air Force and stationed in Dover, Delaware. They were happily married for 53 years. They were longtime members and thirdgrade Sunday school teachers at Ogletown Baptist Church in New ark, Delaware. After moving to Tennessee, they became members of New Salem Baptist Church, in Limestone, Tennessee. Wes was a member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed board games, play ing cards, fishing, wood crafts, gardening and an occasional golf game. He was always active and liked to learn new things about the world. He was an avid reader of National Geographic and the daily newspaper, always keeping his mind and body busy. He was a loving caregiver to his wife during her illnesses. A Remembrance and Celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018,in the fellowship hall of Starke Lake Baptist Church, 611 West Ave., Ocoee, FL 34761. The family will be greeting friends and relatives. A private burial will follow at a later date, where he will join his wife, Joan, at New Salem Baptist Church cemetery in Limestone, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to New Salem Baptist Church,421 Lester Snapp Road, Limestone, TN 37681. WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES
16 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BAPTISTFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden 407-656-2352 SUNDAYS 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Bible Study 11:00 am Contemporary WEDNESDAYS 6pm Awana Pastor Tim Grosshans www.fbcwg.org 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP SUNDAYS 9:45 am All Ages Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden www.FoundationWorship.com 407-730-1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 520, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 www.starkelakebaptist.org CHURCH OF GODOCOEE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Thomas Odom 1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee 407-656-8011 EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH 241 N. Main, Winter Garden Services: 8, 9:30, & 11am, 7pm www.churchofthemessiah.com CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 www.ascension-orlando.orgMETHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 125 N. Lakeview Ave Winter Garden Service Times 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM Phone 407-656-1135 Web: fumcwg.orgUNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTWINDERMERE UNION CHURCH 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd. Windermere, FL 34786 407-876-2112 Worship times: 9:00am Adult Sunday School 10:00am Worship www.windermereunion.org NON-DENOMINATIONALPURPOSE CHURCH OLANDO 13640 W. Colonial Dr., Ste 110, Winter Garden 407-654-9661 Prayer 9:30AM, Fellowship 9:45AM, Service 10:05AM CHURCH DIRECTORY Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at OrangeObserver.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.com 125 E. PLANT STREET WINTER GARDEN XNSP16566 e Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hands. e one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who rejects the Son will not see life... John 3:35-36 283807 MIKE YOAKUMPASTORP: 407.656.1520 C: 407.758.3570 MYOAKUM407@AOL.COM1333 EAST CROWN POINT RD. OCOEE, FL 34761 LV14252 OPEN HOUSESaturday, 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 Offices 407.905.9500 MatthewsHopeMinistries.orgFacebook.com/MatthewsHopeMinistries 283882 ITS READ EVERYWHERE! As you pack your suitcases for all your worldly travels, be sure to put in a copy of the West Or ange Times & Observer or the Observer. All entries will be entered into our ongoing Its Read Everywhere contest. Entering is easy! Once you nd an interesting back ground, feature your weekly newspaper in a high-quality photo and email it to Community Editor Amy Quesinberry at AmyQ@orangeobserver.com. You can also mail or drop o the photo: Observer Media Group, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Gar den 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 Patty and Bob Tate, of Winter Garden, recently caught up on all their hometown news while on a trip to Carrickfer gus, North Ireland. Take us with you!
SPORTSSEPTEMBER 13, 2018 CFCA freshman Anthony Rucker scored a game-winning touchdown for the Eagles Aug. 31. Page 18. Survive, then thrive More than 20 years removed from an accident that cost him his left leg and nearly his life Kevin Valentine is committed to helping others, whether as the lead pastor for Kensington Orlando or in his new role as the head coach of the West Orange boys golf team.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORKevin Valentine awoke in a hospital bed on Christmas Day in 1997 with his wife and a doctor standing nearby, having a conversation. Of course, he did not know in that moment he was in a hospital bed, or why his wife, Melissa, and the doctor were talking at length about a man who had lost his leg. Im listening to them, and I start feeling sorry for this guy and I have no idea why my wife is so interested in this guy who lost his leg, he said. Then it hits me. Im in a hospital bed. I think theyre talking about me. Kevin, who had just come out of a 10-day coma, interjected into the conversation to ask if they were talk ing about him. And if the silence that followed didnt fully confirm his suspicion, then what he saw when he looked toward the end of the hospital bed did. I looked down and where my left foot is supposed to be is just undisturbed bed, he said. That was more than two decades ago, and a lot has happened for Kevin since then. He is the lead pastor at Kensington Church Orlando, which meets at Windermere Prep in Horizon West, and the team chaplain for the Orlando Magic. Most recently, he became the head coach for the boys golf team at West Orange High School. A lot has happened since that cold night in Michigan, but the impact it has had on his story and his faith has endured.THE TRAGEDYWhen paramedics arrived on the scene of his accident on Dec. 15, 1997, Kevin was not breathing. They figured he would be dead by the time he reached the hospital. A youth pastor in Michigan at the time, he had been helping a parent change a flat tire when a car going 50 mph crashed into the vehicle mov STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORThe West Orange volleyball team has raced out to an undefeated start to the season the War riors are 6-0 as of Sept. 10 and, frankly, has yet to break much of sweat. West Orange has won 18 of 19 sets it has played and most of those sets, with the exception of an exciting first set against The First Academy Aug. 28, have not been particularly close, either. The defending state champions in Class 9A, the Warriors are ready to be challenged and they will get their wish during the next two weeks. West Orange has two important tournaments on its schedule for the next two weekends. The first takes place this weekend in Tampa at the Berkeley Prep Tournament. Then, they will fly to Phoenix to compete in the Nike Tournament of Champions Sept. 21-22. Its great, because were going to see teams that we havent seen yet, first-year head coach Roberto Santasofia said Sept. 6, following the Warriors sweep of Apopka. In Arizona, thats the best of the best. Santasofia, who has an extensive background as a high-level club volleyball coach for Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy, is no stranger to taking teams on the road to travel. He said for this par ticular Warriors team, which has Elite tourneys await W.O. volleyballThe Warriors are 6-0 this season but will face erce competition on trips to Tampa and Phoenix. Steven RyzewskiItalia Bollo has had a strong start to the season for the West Orange varsity volleyball team. SEE WARRIORS PAGE 18 SEE RESPONDING PAGE 18Steven Ryzewski
18 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Have our Mobile Showroom come to you! Minneola Location 301 E. Washington St. Unit FMinneola, FL 34715 (352) 394-0303www.marksfloorsonline.com Mount Dora Location3985 Hwy 19A Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 385-0303 Carpet Tile Hardwood Vinyl Laminate Athlete of the Week sponsored by: 283671 Winter Garden Location731 S. Dillard St. Unit 101/103 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 410-8998Follow us on ing it 30 feet before it crashed into him. Kevin made it to the hospital, but that was only the beginning. During 10 hours of operation, he flat-lined twice, and it eventually became apparent to the doctors that they would not be able to save him and his left leg. At the time, he was 24 and Melissa whom he had just recently mar ried was 23 and tasked with making an unenviable decision. They just said, We need to amputate his left leg, because if we keep trying (to keep it), we could lose him again, and we dont know if well get him back, he said. Shes just processing this going, Is he ever going to forgive me for this if I make this decision. After a few minutes, the doctor says, Its his leg or his life. Melissa made the difficult decision, and Kevin survived. There was much weeping that Christmas tears of sadness and also of joy, because he had survived without any brain damage. The young couple quickly went about putting their lives back together. For Kevin, there was a fundamental challenge as he embraced life as an amputee. A college golfer at Oakland University who had also played some professional beach volleyball, being active and competing was central to his identity. I was an athlete, he said. Thats where golf comes back into the picture. It took four months of recov ery before he could be fit for a prosthetic leg and an additional year before he would walk without a cane or walker. Once mobile, Kevin considered the idea of returning to golf but was uncertain whether he would be able to play and whether, if he could not play at a high level, he would even want to. In the early 2000s, while still living in Michigan, he took up the game again. One year later, he broke 80 on a round. In 2002, he had improved enough to qualify for the Michigan Amateur. In 2005, he learned of and began competing in the National Amputee Golf Association. Two years later, he won the first of two NAGA National Championships. In short, he was back and as competitive as ever. Youre really playing against the best amputee players in the world, so to win that was pretty awesome, he said.THE FAITHOriginally from Texas, Kevin got involved with Kensington Church while in college in Michigan. In fact, he delayed pursuing a professional career as a golfer in favor of exploring a role as pastor, to which he felt Gods calling. Faith played an important role throughout his recovery, and years later, Kevin and Melissa felt called to help Kensington plant a church in the Orlando area. We really want to reach people (who) are far from God and break their paradigms about church, he said. To me, church should be fun it should be joy-filled, and there should be laughter in it. The Valentines joined about 100 other members of Kensington in Michigan and moved in 2009 to West Orange, where they initially began having ser vices at West Orange High. After a few years in Winter Gar den, the congregation moved to Windermere Prep, where it has been for the past five years. The church is set to open new offices in Winter Garden in October, in the shopping center that houses 4 Rivers, and the Sunday services soon will move from Windermere Preps gymnasium into its newly completed performing-arts building.THE TRIUMPHAs lead pastor for Kensington Orlando, Kevin has a lot going on but he missed coaching. The Valentines have four children, and he had previously helped out coaching his sons Garrett and Travis while they played football for the West Orange Wildcats. Now that his sons are in high school and playing for the West Orange High football program, he found himself without a team to coach. Im not coaching anything and Ive always coached something, for the most part, he said. Indeed, after playing for Oak land University, Kevin helped coach the schools mens and womens golf teams for four years while also teaching the game on the side at various times. As fate would have it, West Orange Athletic Director Jerry Shafer and his family had started attending Kensington, and when Shafer learned about Kev ins background in golf, he felt he had found the perfect person for the opening the school had for a boys golf coach. Kevin was hesitant at first but eventually agreed to take the job this past summer, and he is onethird of the way through his first season as the teams coach. He has taken over a program that is rebuilding after the opening of Windermere High ravaged its roster, and he has big goals for his program. I know what it takes to get to the collegiate level I lived it, played it and coached it, he said. I want to build a program that is getting kids as far along in the game as they want to go and maybe even beyond. For a program that was once a regular state-title contender, Kevin and his assistant coach, Bill Milot, are aware this rebuild will take some time. There are golfers who attend West Orange who they know they will have to recruit back to the varsity team, and there are players on the team currently who they believe they can help improve. Im really impressed with where theyre at so far, he said. Theyre getting better and theyre having fun. Kevin has a lot of knowledge to share about the game, and he believes the game can be a great conduit for teaching about life. Two decades after he nearly lost his life, Kevin looks back on that night cold December with a sort of understanding that only time and faith can provide. Ive been around the block enough and worked with enough people through the church that I would say, Everyone is an amputee in some way, Kevin said. Everyone has experienced loss, everyone has experienced tragedy, everyone has woken up and wondered, What happened to my life? I really believe that with Gods help and Gods leader ship, those tragedies become triumphs. several important runners from last years championship team but also a handful of impactful newcomers the experience of traveling out-of-state together could prove valuable. It can definitely help, Santasofia said. It helps with teambonding and getting to know each other understanding how you approach your teammates in pressure moments. Even better for the War riors is that, upon their return to Florida, the games remain competitive. West Orange hosts Seminole County powerhouse Hagerty Sept. 27 and then opens October with games against Lake Highland Prep (Oct. 1), Dr. Phillips (Oct. 4) and Olympia (Oct. 9). Those are great schools, Santasofia said. There are no more easy matches. Returning starters such as Taylor Head, Torey Baum and Kaeli Crews have continued to play exceptional volleyball for West Orange this fall, while newcomers such as freshman Cambrie Riffe and returners who werent starters such as Italia Bollo have impressed. Santasofias first go-round as a varsity coach is off to a promising start even if there are some wrinkles. The schedule playing at night and during the week its a little different for me, Santasofia said. But Im excited. I love it. STATISTICAL LEADERS KILLS: Kaeli Crews, 35; Taylor Head, 29 ACES: Taylor Head, 17 BLOCKS: Cambrie Rie, 4 DIGS: Taylor Head, 32; Torey Baum, 28Source: MaxPreps.comResponding to adversityEveryone has experienced loss, everyone has experienced trag edy, everyone has woken up and wondered what happened to my life? I really believe that with Gods help and Gods leadership, those tragedies become triumphs. Kevin ValentineWarriors set to travelCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Tell us about your game-winning touchdown run against Lake Mary Prep. It was a quarterback run. Most importantly was the blocking everybody was on their man, and they did their part. Thats what really helped me get to the end zone. It felt good. What do you enjoy the most about coming over to CFCA this year? My teammates most definitely. Theyre cool and theyre easy to talk to. They help me out with the plays when I dont know something. What has led to the teams strong start? Our offensive strength is blocking, most definitely. Our offensive line is dominant. Defensively, our defensive line is dominant, as well. How long have you been playing football? Ive been playing football since I was 5 years old. At first, I was younger, and my older brother played football, so that made me really want to play. Once I started playing, I was like, I really want to do this. Which professional or college teams and players are your favorites? My favorite college is Florida State and my favorite NFL team is the New York Giants. Odell Beckham Jr. is my favorite player. What is something you want to improve on this season? Throwing I want to improve my accuracy. What do you think you would like to study in college? I want to study chemical engineering. Ive always wanted to be an engineer. I was researching different types (of engineers) and that really stood out to me. Whats your go-to meal after practice or a game? McDonalds. My go-to order is a Quarter Pounder with fries and a drink. If you and your teammates could play a game in any stadium, which would you choose? I would want to play at Ohio States stadium. It looks very nice. Either there or MercedesBenz Stadium, where the Atlanta Falcons play. If you could visit any city in the world, where would you go? Toronto. I know a lot of people who have been to Toronto and the way they make it seem, it seems like a lot of fun and like you could do a lot of stuff there even though its cold. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SPORTS SPOTLIGHTAnthony Rucker has a big presence the freshman for CFCA stands tall at 6-foot-2 and weighs 204 pounds and has made a big impact in his rst season with the Eagles to match. Rucker scored the game-winning touchdown for CFCA Aug. 31, giving the Eagles a 24-22 win over Lake Mary Prep. Rucker scored on a 15-yard rush with 30 seconds remaining.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSAnthony Rucker THE BASICSAGE: 14 HEIGHT: 6-foot-2 WEIGHT: 204 pounds CLASS: Freshman POSITIONS: Quarterback, safety RESIDES: Apopka
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 19 Follow Your School... Photo Galleries Interviews Team of the Week Videos & More 284001 To advertise or subscribe email AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.com or call 407-656-2121High Line Car Sales Inc. is your locally owned foreign car service and repair shop! Offering high quality pre-owned vehicles, as well as, the ability to locate hard to find classics. We provide excellent knowledge and customer service. At High Line we specialize in all things BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo. 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The Warriors led 17-0 early and had extended their lead to 31-7 before the Panthers came storming back. West Orange (2-1) weathered the 21-point swing in favor of Dr. Phillips (1-2), though, holding on for a 31-28 victory and retaining the Ole Orange Crate rivalry trophy for the first time since 2015. Most importantly, though, was the value the win will have for the Warriors going forward as they try to navigate a loaded district and region to return to the playoffs. Im just really proud of the guys they kept their composure, West Orange head coach Bob Head said. One-hundred percent (it was a) must-win. I felt like Rockledge was a mustwin and we lost, so that put more pressure on this game. Things started well for the Warriors on their opening drive, as junior running back Nemea Hall broke free of Dr. Phillips tacklers and scored on a 50-yard rush that set the tone early. That was followed later in the first quarter by quarterback Elijah Stimmell connecting with Darrell DJ Harding on a 33-yard touchdown pass the first of two between the duo. West Orange led 17-7 at halftime, and when Tyler Jones jumped a route for a pick-six interception midway through the third quarter, the lead had ballooned to 31-7. The Panthers werent ready to call it a game, though. Former Warrior Brenden Cyr, now the starting quarterback for Dr. Phillips, scored on the ensuing drive and later connected on a touchdown pass to Devon Buckhanon, cutting the 24-point lead to 10 points. Later, backup quarterback Canaan Mobley connected on a touchdown strike to Jalen Washington with just over a minute to go to cut the War riors lead to three points. All the while during the Panthers rally, a gassed West Orange defensive unit was try ing to bend but not break. It was crazy we just had to do our jobs, senior defensive back Austin Chilton said. This was a good team win. Giuliano Baber recovered an onside kick that effectively sealed the deal for West Orange, allowing the Warriors to run out the clock. Afterward, Head lamented his teams errors that allowed the Panthers to rally, but also acknowledged how well his team played for stretches of the rivalry game. Our tempo was there, Head said. We were clicking on run and pass, and our defense was really flying around. ... Its just we got sloppy and had a lot of mental errors. The win over last falls state champions in Class 8A will mean much for a West Orange team that just missed the play offs in 2017 and that has not beaten Dr. Phillips since current seniors were freshmen. It feels great, Harding said. Ive got a lot friends over there (for Dr. Phillips) ... so it feels good to beat them. I know theyre hurting, but we felt the same way the last couple of years.FOUNDATION PLAYS, WINS FOR TEAMMATEThe Foundation Academy football team took its home field Sept. 7 with heavy hearts, with the Lions aware that one of their own was fighting for his life. Bailey Trinder, a junior lineman for Foundation, had been in a serious automobile accident the day before and many members of the team had spent time at the hospital. As of press time Tuesday, Trinder is still in serious condition. Despite their sadness and concern, the Lions decided to play as a way to honor their teammate, and Foundation Academy scored a decisive 30-0 victory over visiting Bradenton Christian (0-2). Henry Austad passed for 123 yards and three touchdowns two of which landed in the hands of Danny Stutsman and a stout defense led by War ren Sapp II, Andrew Johns and Michael Lemieux-Bott kept the Panthers off of the scoreboard. The win improved the Lions to 3-0 on the season the first time the program has started with three consecutive wins since 2009.LEGACY IMPROVES TO 3For the second time in the past three seasons the Legacy Char ter Eagles are 3-0. The Eagles took on Ocala Christian Sept. 7, dominating the host Crusaders (0-3) 43-0. Junior quarterback Jacob Worley tossed two touchdowns, and junior Justin LaGasse rushed for two touchdowns in the victory. Legacy racked up 501 all-purpose yards. Senior linebacker Gabriel Chambless led the team with eight tackles on the game.Warriors win back Orange CrateAll games at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 unless otherwise noted. EDGEWATER AT OCOEE The Knights and Eagles kick o district competition with a pivotal showdown in Ocoee. For Ocoee to be successful, it will have to slow Eagles quarterback R.J. Harvey and an oense that is averaging 37 points per game. ALL SAINTS AT LEGACY CHARTER Two undefeated teams will enter, but only one team will leave Fridays game at Bulldog Field in Ocoee with its record still unblemished. Junior quarterback Luke Greenman does it all for All Saints: He has tossed seven touchdowns to pair with the three rushing touchdowns already this fall. WEST ORANGE 1 AT TIMBER CREEK After a pair of losses to start the season, the Wolves got in the win column last week with a 16-3 victory over neighbor ing East River. Timber Creeks oense has struggled mightily to start the season, with just 23 points to its credit spanning three games, and the Wolves have experimented with three dierent quar terbacks. Junior Jael Capretti leads the team in rushing yards with 202 yards and two touchdowns so far this fall. Meanwhile, West Orange is averaging 43 points per game. CFCA 1 AT WINDERMERE PREP 4:30 P.M. The Eagles will have their work cut out for them when they travel to nearby Winder mere Prep to face the Lakers, who are fresh o of a statement victory over St. Stephens last years Sunshine State Athletic Conference champion. Any time a team plays Windermere Prep it has to contend with coach Jacob Doss high-powered oense, but just as important for the Eagles will be nding a way to score on a Lakers defense that has been stout through three games. Windermere Prep has allowed just 23 points this season and 21 of those points came in the game against St. Stephens. FOUNDATION ACADEMY AT NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN After two home games on its new on-campus eld, the Foundation Academy football team will travel west to take on Northside Christian in St. Pete. The Lions topped Mike Alstotts Mustangs in 2017, winning 24-20. WEEK FOUR PREVIEW OTHER WEEK THREE RESULTS Boone 21, Ocoee 20 All Saints 14, CFCA 12 Windermere Prep 35, St. Stephens 21 The First Academy 20, Orlando Christian Prep 15 University 34, Windermere 21 Edgewater 49, Olympia 21 Steven RyzewskiTravis Jones had a big game for West Orange against Dr. Phillips, including a pick-six interception. ONLINEMore photos and a postgame video from West Orange vs. Dr. Phillips at ObserverPreps.com Courtesy photoFoundation Academy players displayed a banner in support of their teammate, Bailey Trinder, who was in a serious automobile accident.
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