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SEE PAGE B4 REMEMBER WHEN | B1 SPORTS:SLHS reaches rst fundraising goal WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 50 NEWST AND INSIDE CLASSIFIED B9 CROSSWORDS B2 DEATHS A12 REAL ESTATE C1 REMEMBER WHEN B1 SPORTS B4 VOICES A4 WORD ON THE STREET A2SOUTH LAKE PRESSV OLUME 98, NO. 41 | 3 SECTIOn N S 2008, H arborPoint Media All rights reservedwww. ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIALEast Ridge High School agriculture Teacher and FFA Sponsor Chris Eck, center, and FFA member/reporter Zachary Ernst, right, along with Ecks three-year-old daughter, Kylee Eck, participated in the fall planting of a community garden on South Lake Hospitals campus in Clermont.PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage Paid Clermont, FL Permit #280 Postal Customer Clermont, FL 34711 Staff reportHalifax Media Group on Oct. 1 closed a deal to pur chase three Florida news papers and other print pub lications from HarborPoint Media. The deal includes the Daily Commercial of Lees burg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont. The recent acquisition ex pands Halifax Medias reach to 20 newspapers in Flori da and 36 newspapers in the Southeast overall following the June 2012 purchase of Freedom Communications and the January 2012 pur chase of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. We are happy to welcome Leesburg, Sebring and Cler mont into the Halifax Media Group family, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Me dia Group. Like our other properties, these newspapers represent the best source for local news and advertising in their communities, a rela tionship we hope to build on and strengthen as weve done with our other publications. These Central Florida mar kets are a perfect t for our group. Founded in 2010, Halifax Media is headquartered in Daytona Beach. The com panys investment group in cludes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, and Redding Investments. The group consists of 36 news papers and afliated web sites, published in ve states, primarily in the Southeast. Halifax Medias strategy is to invest long-term capital in quality companies posi tioned in strong markets that are closely connected to the community.Local papers join Halifax Media Group ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxannebrown@dailycommercial.comClermonts Commu nity Garden has kicked off its fall planting season with special attention on the little sprouts. And that means chil dren, not seedlings. Getting kids and local youth groups in volved will be this sea sons focus at the garden on the Live Well campus at South Lake Hospital, said Sheri Olson, director of the South Lake Hospi tal Foundation. Gardening can enable children to make better food choices and have an increased understanding of where our food comes from, she said. Plus it promotes physical activity, quality outdoor experiences and good nutri tion. Youngsters many of them children from the local Boys and Girls Club recently showed up with gloves, shovels and seedlings in hand for the fall planting of the hospitals organic community garden. Planting boxes belonging to the Future Farmers of Amer ica Clubs at Clermont Middle, East Ridge, South Lake and Lake Minneola High schools, built earlier in the week, were prelled with fertilized soil donated by Uncle Matts Organic of Clermont and ready to go.CLERMONTResidents dig community projectGarden gives local children the opportunity to learn ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxannebrown@dailycommercial.comCriticized over the hiring of ex-City Manager Sam Oppelaar, the city council has tweaked the amount of experience it wants his replacement to have as they ad vertise for candidates. The last time around, the city council adver tised for a city manager with eight years of city manager experience, something Oppelaar didnt have when he was hired about six months ago. He resigned last month following criticism from a citizen about how he was do ing his job. The latest job posting on Grovelands website says the city is looking for city manager candidates with eight or more years of progressive ly responsible professional experience in municipal government, along with a bachelors degree in public administra tion, business administration or related eld. City Attorney Anita Geraci-Carver said GROVELANDCity changes manager requirementsGroveland is looking for city manager candidates with eight or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in municipal government, along with a bachelors degree in public administration, business administration or related field.SEE CHANGES | A2SEE GARDEN | A2 MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writermillardives@dailycommercial.comYouve seen those ngercatching public safety an nouncements on television that warn drivers of the dan gers of texting on their cell phones while driving. Now the hammer is about to fall on those ngers. A ban on texting while driv ing went into effect across Florida last week. The laws goal is to help crack down on the distracted drivers. However, it is a second ary offense, so the driver rst would have to be pulled over for some other violation such as speeding. Eustis Police Chief Fred Cobb said he fully supports the law. THERESA CAMPBELL / DAILY COMMERCIALRU redy? State slamming the brakes on drivers who textSEE TEXTING | A2


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013When Olson announced Let the planting begin, the urry of excitement showed on the faces of the children as they lugged their tiny vegetable seedlings to the boxes theyd been assigned. FFA students were the stars of the afternoon, planting their rst crops quickly then helping any one in need of a little ad vice or help with their own crops. Chris Eck, East Ridge High Schools agri culture teacher and a FFA sponsor, said he was happy to see a large crowd there, calling the garden a good venue for people who want a garden but dont have the space at home. Organizations like First Green Bank of Clermont not only sponsored a box for local clubs and organizations, but had employ ees show up to help their benefactors in this case the Boys and Girls Club South Lake Unit plant tomatoes, green peppers, cauliower and broccoli. Boys and Girls Club Director Tracy Jones said she was glad for the opportunity the club was given because the concept of the community garden ts in perfectly with some of the things they teach the children through Boys and Girls Club national programs. Were tying it with our Healthy Habits sections, since not only are we planting vegetables, but were not using pesticides or anything, she said. Its exciting because the kids will be involved from start to nish and will have the chance to see the progression (of the plants) and understand better where vegetables come from. Some of the students admitted they never had tasted some of the vege tables such as green pep pers, but Hannah Marti nez, 11, said shed tasted every single one and likes them all. It wasnt just school children who signed up to be part of the garden effort, however, but people in the community who want a venue for planting their own garden. Clermont resident Pam Martin, who moved here recently, said the minute she heard of the community garden, knew it was something she wanted to do. Martin doesnt have room to garden where she lives and likes doing it, so the 4-foot by 8-foot box she leased was perfect for her. I thought being part of the community gar den would be a fun thing to do so I wanted to give it a try, Martin said, start ing off with tomatoes, car rots, beets and broccoli. I think its something peo ple should try. It can be something for families to do together, plus it provides physical activity and just good healthy food. Olson said garden boxes for hobby gardeners are still available and have been reasonably priced so that as many people or or ganizations that want to participate will be able to. Prices begin at $25 per year for a 4-foot by 4-foot box, and sponsorships may be in the form of cash or inkind goods or services Current sponsors include Uncle Matts Organic, First Green Bank and Shannon and Becky Elswick. During the fall season, gardeners are encouraged to plant vegetables such as beets, cabbage, cauliow er, greens, kale, lettuce, spinach and tomatoes, Olson said. For information about sponsorships or to reserve a garden box for planting, call Olson at 352-536-877, or send an email to sheri. HWY 27/441 2 miles from Hwy 27 787-4440 $300OFFREMANUFACTURED CARTSCash or check. Must present ad on purchase. Limited Time Offer See store for details. WINDERMERE Church to host annual pumpkin patch Oct. 16-31Windermere Union Church preschool, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, just north of Windermere, will host their annual pumpkin patch from 9 / a.m. to 7 / p.m., Oct. 16-31, or as long as they have a supply of pumpkins. The church has a wide variety of sizes and prices for the pumpkins that will be available, and proceeds benet the preschool. For information, call 407-909-0464, or send an email to wucpreschool@ South Lake Art League to host art festivalThe Downtown Clermont Art Fest, Nov. 2-3, is currently booking enter tainment for the festival. Interested jazz and blues musicians should call Mary Prescott, coordinator, at 352-406-0904. Limited perfor mance slots are available. The Downtown Clermont Art Fest is a ne arts and crafts juried show with $3,000 in prizes to be awarded. Hosted by the South Lake Art League, the event is free with free parking throughout historic downtown Clermont. For information, call 352-406-0904.CLERMONT Instrumental duo to perform at new community centerThe instrumental duo of Ray Belanger on hammered dulcimer and Lloyd Goldstein on double bass will be returning to Clermont from 4 to 6 / p.m., Oct. 20, with their unique blend of classical and folk music. As in the past, all proceeds from the sale of concert tickets benet the South Lake County Historical Society and Clermonts Historic Village. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students under the age of 18, and may be purchased from members of the historical societys board or by calling Dodie King at 352-593-8496.MASCOTTE Run For Your Life 4K domestic violence run setThe Run For Your Life 4K domestic violence run will take place at 8 / a.m., Oct. 19, at the Mascotte Civic Center, 121 N. Sunset Ave., Mascotte. Registration for the event is $15 and participants can enter online at www. Donations raised will benet the Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties Inc. and the Peace River Center for Domestic Violence Shelter in Polk County.CLERMONT Entertainers sought for Cagan Crossings Farmers MarketCagan Crossings Farmers Market is looking for musicians, karaoke singers, barbershop quartets and face painters who can perform at the weekly market and/or monthly events from 4 to 8 / p.m., friday evenings, at the Cagan Town Center in Clermont. For information, call 352-242-2444.CLERMONT Meetings set for Pastfinders Genealogical SocietyPastnders regularly scheduled meeting from 5 to 7 / p.m., Thursday, will be held in Room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, with a brief business meeting and Joan Gathings, member and past president, as the speaker. Free classes and help sessions for October will meet in the Special Collections Room at library on the second oor, dates are: %  en Help Session from 10:30 / a.m. to 1 / p.m., Oct. 15. %  en Forms Class at 10 / a.m., Oct. 16, bring genealogy with you and paper, pencil, eraser. %  en Help session from 9:30 / a.m. to noon, Oct. 17. %  en Help session from 10:30 / a.m. to 1 / p.m., Oct. 22. %  en Help session from 9:30 / a.m. to noon, Oct. 24. %  en Help session from 10:30 / a.m. to 1 / p.m., Oct. 29. For information, call 352-242-9805. Area Briefs Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 not requiring eight years of exclusive city manager expe rience will make it easier to nd a qualied candidate. Leaving it as is, without requiring prior city manager experience, will allow the city council to consider a wid er range of applicants, she said. For example, an ap plicant may have substantial experience as an assistant manager and be well suited for the position. However, if council re quired prior city manager experience, a person in that po sition may not apply or may have be passed over. Coun cils decision to leave the de scription as is was a good de cision in my opinion. The salary range for the position is being advertised at $67,715 to $117,915 per year, but the consensus among council members stands at staying within a range of $85,000 to $94,000. Before leaving, Opellaar was earning $85,000. The deadline for applicants is Oct. 18 and the search is being handled by Gera ci-Carver, who will narrow down the applicants to a list of her top picks. The council will then conduct interviews and hire the new leader. CHANGES FROM PAGE A1 ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIALBoys and Girls Club member Dajhanae Graham, 6, right, listens as a South Lake High School FFA member explains how to plant the vegeta ble seedling in a gardening box. GARDEN FROM PAGE A1 Driver distraction clearly signi cantly increases the chances of be coming involved in a trafc crash resulting in death or serious body injury, Cobb said. Violators are cited $30 plus court costs on the rst offense, and $60 for the second one. However, the law does not include those drivers who are sitting idle such as at a stop sign or red light. Lt. Bobby Caruthers, a spokesman for the Sumter County Sheriffs Ofce, said he would like to see drivers take texting more seriously. We suggest you just pull over if you have to text someone, he said. According to a press release from the Florida Department of Transportation and the AAA in its Put It Down campaign, sending or receiv ing a text takes a drivers eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 sec onds, the equivalent of driving at 55 mph the length of an entire football eld. Distracted driving is a serious danger on our roadways. Were re minding drivers to be responsible and not text while driving, said FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad. The law is a secondary offense like wearing seatbelts used to be. Caruthers said he fully supports the new law in the advance age of the cell phone. Phones have become more like computers over the years, said Caruthers. They are a big part of a lot of peoples lives now. Nancy Rasmussen, a spokeswoman with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said they believe about 4,500 crash es in the state last year involved a driver who was texting or distracted by an electronic communication device. But thats hard to prove and the numbers arent concrete, she said. Unless they confess, its almost no way to tell, said Lt. Michael Mc Master, Clermont Police Department spokesman. Cobb said he hopes drivers will voluntarily comply with the law. However, given the fact this is a secondary offense, it remains to be seen if the new law will actually re duce the number of drivers texting while driving, Cobb said. Capt. Rob Hicks, a spokesman for the Leesburg Police Department, pointed out if they suspect a driver was texting during a crash, the Flor ida law does allow a drivers phone records to be used as evidence in court if a death or injury occurred. Hicks added that on Monday they put messages on their electronic billboards in the city, alerting motorists New Law No Texting. He said his department will likely begin by giving violators a warning. We do want to educate them rst, Hicks said. According to the DOT press re lease, events are planned and infor mation is being shared across the state during the month of October to help educate motorists. This includes participation at high school assemblies, radio public service an nouncements, collaboration with lo cal law enforcement agencies, and a variety of print messaging and elec tronic notices a long Florida highways and turnpikes. Mike Saunders, of Mount Dora, was stopped at the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Canal Street in Leesburg early Monday afternoon after passing the electronic billboard the police had just set up. Im happy about the law because I text while driving all the time and I know its dangerous, said Saunders, with two young children in the backseat. I know with the new law, I will now have more incentive. TEXTING FROM PAGE A1 MILLARD K. IVES / DAILYCOMMERCIALLeesburg police put messages on their electronic billboards, alerting motorists to the new texting ban that went into effect last week.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 ABOVE: Orthodontist Dr. Keith Alexander works the crowd. He stands more than nine feet tall. ABOVE LEFT: Brianna of the Better Life Worship Band sings the national anthem during opening ceremonies. LEFT: Tammi Noel hands out medals to runners as they nish. Noel is one of many volunteers who worked the event, beneting Buses n Backpacks.SECOND ANNUAL UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY FEST PHOTOS BY LINDA CHARLTON / DAILY COMMERCIALThe second annual Unity in the Community Fest was celebrated Saturday at Clermonts Waterfront Park. The event featured hundreds of exhibitors, vendors and non-prot organizations. Three-year-old Kylie Dewalden, of Oakland, tries out her rst motorcycle, courtesy of the Clermont Police Department. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxannebrown@dailycommercial.comAuthorities say a woman and her dog were lucky to have survived an accident Friday morning when a sandladen semi-truck trailer crushed their car. Based on the condition of the car that was crushed under the semi truck, its amazing that the driver sur vived at all, Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol said, adding that Diandra Everage, 36, was airlift ed to Orlando Regional Medical Hos pital in very critical condition. The crash occurred about 8:30 / a.m. at County Road 455 and Buckh ill Road. South Buckhill remained closed for hours as crews worked to clear debris and a load of sand that was dumped from the semi during the wreck. According to FHP investiga tors, a car being driven by Mark. R. Thibodeau, 19, was heading north on Buckhill. The report says Thibodeau was stopped at a stop sign on Buck hill, just south of 455, when he pro ceeded through the intersection as the sand truck approached. The truck, driven by Glen Edward Davis, 51, of Polk City, was being fol lowed by Everage in her 2012 Chevy suburban. Davis swerved to avoid hitting Thibodeaus 1996 Honda civ ic, but ended up hitting its left side. Montes said the impact of the colli sion caused the trucks trailer to over turn and land on top of Everages vehicle. Davis was injured and Thibodau was airlifted to ORMC in serious con dition. Everages dog, a small dachshund, was discovered in the car when the semi was pulled off her vehicle. It was taken to a nearby vet to be treated for minor injuries. Montes said investigators were waiting for word of whether she will survive her injuries to press charges against Thibodeau, who is thought to be at fault in this crash.CLERMONTSemi crushes a car after swerving to avoid another driver MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writermillardives@dailycommercial.comClermont police believe theyve cut a string of copper thefts with the arrest of a landscaper. Police said copper ground wires were cut and stolen at about 30 new and un der-construction homes in the Heritage Hills community during the past two weeks. Lt. Michael McMaster, po lice spokesman, said through the de partments investigation and its see something, say something initiative, detectives received a tip from a resi dent who allegedly spotted someone trying to remove copper from a home. Police eventually tied 39-year-old Robert Joseph Kalinowski to 15 of the 30 copper thefts in the 55-plus com munity, and he confessed to the crimes, McMaster said. Detectives are trying to determine if he could be tied to more. McMaster said Kalinowski also had an active felony warrant issued from the Winter Park Police Department. He was charged with grand theft and re mained in the Lake County jail Friday in lieu of 3,500 bail. Additional charges may be coming, McMaster said. Across the nation, copper has been long a hot commodity that thieves have gone after in houses many still un der construction. McMaster said the thefts in Heritage Hills community ap peared to be occurring during various days and times even when construc tion work was going on, which presented a problem. McMaster said detectives found none of the stolen cooper in Kalinows kis possession, but believed he sold it as scrap metal.Police: Copper thief busted


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 YOUR EDITORIAL BOARDBILL KOCH . ................ ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR GENE PACKWOOD . ................ EDITORIAL WHATS YOUR OPINION?The SOUTH LAKE PRESS invites you to write letters to the editor expressing your original thoughts on topics of public inter est. Letters should be no longer than 350 words. They must be original, signed with the full name of the writer, and include the writers address and telephone number for verication. We re serve the right to edit for length to make room for more letters. Letters also will be edited for grammar, clarity, taste and libel. We accept no more than two letters per month from the same writer. No open letters, form letters or copies of letters to third parties will be published. We do not publish unsigned letters. Submissions are not returned. We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication.You can submit your letters by:Email (preferred) to:southlakepress@dailycommercial.comBy regular mail to:Letters to the Editor 732 W. Montrose St. Clermont, FL 34711By fax to:352-394-8001EDITORIALSEditorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. Local editorials are published Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.GUEST COLUMNSIf you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to southlakepress@, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. SOUTH LAKE PRESSYour community newspaper for more than 94 years.732 W. Montrose St., P.O. Box 120868 Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001The South Lake Press is published weekly by Har borPoint Media at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press publishes every Wednesday, and serves 20,000 households in the South Lake County and Four Corners market area. This edition is directly mailed to 5,148 households in Clermont with home delivery to 14,852 households in Mascotte, Minneola, Groveland and the Four Corners area. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region.All material contained in this edition is property of HarborPoint Media, and is protected under the copy right laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. (Copyright 2013, Halifax Media Group. All rights reserved.) DECISIONS, DECISIONS: City makes annexation choice easier.Traditionally, local city leaders have sought to annex surround ing properties as a way to bolster tax rolls and showcase what their municipalities have to offer. City ofcials tag their sales pitches to city services, often touting enhanced re and police coverage. But Eustis city commissioners have taken the campaign to the next level by offering property owners an annexation incentive that waives application fees. Property owners who qualify can save $1,225 to $2,275 in fees by submitting an application during the feefree annexation incentive period. Ofcials are taking the long view of expanding their citys coffers and are hoping to generate nearly $200,000 annually by extending this offer to own ers of 450 eligible tracts of land. The annexation requests have to be sub mitted this month. The program primarily targets enclaves in unincorporated Lake County and which are in the Eustis/Lake County Joint Planning Area. Other property owners who are eligible to participate in the program include those who own land adjacent to par cels within the city limits. City commissioners have discussed during workshops and planning meetings ways to expand the citys tax and population bases. If all the property owners annex, estimates indicate the citys land valuation would increase by $28 million and the annexations would add more than $187,000 to the citys budget. A decision to annex into a city is not easy. But Eustis ofcials have made the decision considerably more enticing and established an admirable annexation model for other city leaders.OURVOICEEustis plan will grow cityRepublicans began use of paper cashA Republican named Abraham Lincoln invented paper money with his secretary of treasury. It was to be an IOU paid to the Union soldiers in place of gold and silver until taxes were collected to redeem the greenbacks, as they were called. People began using them to pay debts because taxes were slow in coming. Republicans saw this, and printed more greenbacks to pay other debts, thus driving the value of the greenbacks down to as low as 10-cents on the dollar. Veterans marched on Washington and were met by federal troops, and men who had just saved the Union were shot and killed by Lincolns troops and arrested. That is how we started using paper as gold and giving politicians the ability to bankrupt this nation. Every president has continued to print worthless paper (tongue in cheek, money). Worthless paper money became so popular to politicians that they started the greenback party in 1874, which became known as the Independent Party. Their goal was to do away with gold and silver currency. Working together, the three parties have done away with the gold standard, the gold exchange standard and the gold reserve standard ending in 1933 with that good communist wannabe dictator Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt. I thank God for pouring out his blessing on America by stopping F.D.R. with a good old case of polio. Now if God will be so gracious as to send another meteor like the one that killed the dinosaurs. It is apparent to anyone that the republic, like all republics before it, has failed. No country has ever tried pure democ racy before. All other types of government have been tried and failed. Those with common sense pay heed to these words, or continue to believe the mistakes of the past. Pray fervently. Stop the presses! Money is becoming worthless fast. The printing presses are running at capacity. When the public servants release the currency held in warehouses, your money in your pocket will be worthless. The economy will crash within one month. Stores will not be able to restock shelves because their suppliers wont be able to afford help. The help wont be able to afford their families essentials. Ination will destroy all wealth. It happened in the Weimar republic and catapulted Hitler into power. It happened in Argentina and Peron became dictator. Dont you think a politician in America has a group of handlers working on this right now? As soon as they get their ducks in a row, they are going to pull the trigger. You will lose. VERNON HALL | Umatilla LETTER of the WEEK WWW.BIOGRAPHY.COMPresident Abraham Lincoln rst used paper money to pay Union soldiers. School board should reinstate serviceAt a recent South Lake Democratic Club meeting, members unanimously agreed the school board decision to reinstate bus service to students living less than two-miles from school in areas the board deems hazardous, is not satisfactory. Charging $2 per day to others, if there are seats available, is discrimination based on the wrong standard. Safety of all children must be a higher priority than budget concerns. Use the $85K that is available to restore service immediately instead of wasting time debating this issue. Ending this service due to poor budget planning is blatantly wrong. The governor is on a listening tour to determine where he can cut taxes. Millions of dollars are allocated for a roundabout on Route 561 and other road work. Fight for the children and get some of that money allocated to restore bus service, reinstate impact fees. Tod Howard thinks it is suddenly not the school boards responsibility to get the children to school. That may be true in areas that have paved sidewalks, schools built near residential areas, have trafc lights and crossing guards, but not in rural Lake County. What the life of a child is worth should be your primary concern! MARY OHANLON | ClermontDont for g et Sept. 11, 2001 w it h SyriaWednesday morning, 12 years after 9/11, I sat in front of my TV watching replays of the bringing down of the towers, tears owing from my eyes. It seemed so real, like it was happening all over again. How can we ever forget that day, yet it seems like we forget so quickly as our president considers moving us into another war, seemingly bent on destroying our country as we know it. It is time for religious leaders to speak out. I beg the heads of our churches to stand up and be heard. Your silence in regards to what is happening in our world is destroying us. God is watching and you will be judged. I am also asking all patriotic citizens of the United States to speak out and make their voices heard. As a mother and grandmother I am in a ght to save our country, not for me, but for the loves of my life, my grandchildren, Jessica, Will, Anthony and Maddie. God bless and save America.JUANITA EADS | Leesburg YOURVOICESLETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 THERESA CAMPBELL Staff Writertheresacampbell@ dailycommercial.comBob Moody remembers the tears and grief among his Fruitland Park neighbors when one of the towns military sons, Capt. James McKnight, a World War II bomber pilot, was shot down in Europe during the war. The whole community was devastated; I can still remember the sadness that we experi enced, Moody said, re calling the captain and his children who lived four doors down from Moodys childhood home. McKnight no longer has relatives here, nor do 51 other Lake County men who died in action when they served in World War II, but that all changed this week when the Sons of the American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park paid $1,850 to see that these heroes are never forgotten. Their names are now engraved on the walls of Veterans Me morial Park at Fountain Park, across the street from Leesburg City Hall. Moody joined Don Van Beck, executive di rector of the memori al, in making a presen tation to the Sons of the American Legion a few months back, where Moody shared what he remembered of McKnight, back in the 1940s when the captain called Fruitland Park home. His name needs to be on the wall, Moody said to the Sons of the Amer ican Legion in hopes that they would feel the same way and be willing to pay the $35 engraving fee. They very next day, Dale Miller came to the ofce and paid to have Capt. McKnights name put on the wall. We decided to do it when he left that night, said Miller, nance director of the group, who noted the mem bers vowed to take it a step further. Basically, what touched us was that there were 52 veter ans who were killed and did not have any family here to put their names on the wall, and their names needed to be on there. Moody and Mill er were on hand to see the names sandblasted on the wall on Wednes day by Jason Letsinger of Southern Monuments, and the men were joined by Don Van Beck, American Legion Post 219 Commander John J. Gella, Past Com mander Tom Zartman, and Diane Rousseau of the American Legion Auxiliary. Its an honor of course to be here rep resenting the auxiliary, said Rousseau. We were thrilled when Dale came to our meet ing and asked us to help support them to get these names on the wall, and we immediately voted to help with the cause. The auxilia ry helped the American Legion and the Sons with this program, so how wonderful is this? Its perfect. Moody said he would have never found out about the 52 local World War II veterans who died in action during World War II if he hadnt been visiting the Leesburg Heritage Museum. They have a series of volumes that someone had clipped from the Daily Commercial during the whole war, Moody said. Any time a mention of any service person was in the paper, it was clipped and put in a series of volumes. One volume of the series is called the Gold Star book and that contains articles of those who were killed in action. The Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park has 8,283 names of veterans on its memorial walls. We have room for 20,000 names, said Van Beck, who noted there are more than 100,000 veterans living in Lake, Sumter and Marion County who are eligible to be listed on the me morial. The engraving fee is currently $35. The Veterans Ofce is on the second oor of the Opera House at 118 S. Fifth St., Leesburg, and is open select hours and days.Veterans may call 314-2100 for infor mation or visit www. LEESBURGLocal heroes never to be forgotten THERESA CAMPBELL / DAILY COMMERCIALJason Letsinger sandblasts new names on the wall of Veterans Memorial at Fountain Lake in Leesburg on Wednesday while being observed by veterans and members of American Legion Post 219 of Fruitland Park.


A6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 rf rfntrbnrrrnntnb rrrrn rrnnrfnnrnnrnnnrnnnnn rfntbrfrfn rfntbrfrfnr tbr rfnfrf ntbff n r rfffnfntt bfftt ffbtfttffntbnfnbrfrtt n rfntbn r ffnt bf ffrf tb rfrrnt b bf b f f THERESA CAMPBELL | Staff Writertheresacampbell@dailycommercial.comA spacious, new thrift store, operated by Sheriffs Ranch es Enterprises Inc., will open next month at 27900 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg and bring eight new jobs to town. Lisa Mills, director of busi ness development for Sher iffs Ranches Enterprises Inc., also known as SRE, a subsidiary of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, said the store will provide a wide ar ray of merchandise. Mills said once inspections are complete and xtures are installed, the Leesburg store may have a soft opening the last week of this month. However, the ofcial ribbon cutting is set for 9 / a.m. N ov. 1, and SRE invites the com munity to join Lake County Sheriff Gary S. Borders, Sum ter County Sheriff Bill Farmer, SRE and Youth Ranches staff to the event. The new store will be staffed by four full-time posi tions and four part-time jobs. Were happy to bring new jobs and opportunities to Lake County, and we still have positions open, Mills said, adding the thrift store will occupy ve units for a total of 7,500 square feet of space of the commercial building. Sheriffs Ranches Enter prises has four other thrift stores in Florida, and we have been looking for locations in this area, and this one came available and its a good t for us and a great location, Mills said. We are going to feature high-end thrift store items of clothing, shoes, house wares, books, furniture, she said. We certainly welcome donations and we can go ahead and pick up items now if somebody has something to donate, whether they are downsizing or getting new furniture, cleaning out their closets or garage. We certainly can take those items. Mills encourages residents with items that they wish to donate to call 1-800-3380377. We sell the donated mer chandise and use the proceeds from the sale to sup port the youth ranches, which are a not-for-prot residential childcare facility for homeless, neglected and troubled youths, she said. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc. was founded in 1957. Since its founding, the pro gram has helped more than 122,000 children and their families. This year, the youth ranches expect to serve more than 5,000 boys and girls. We are excited to be in Leesburg, said Mark David, vice president for Sheriffs Ranches Enterprises. The new store will be an active and positive inuence in the community by providing op portunities for individuals to be involved in helping Flori das needy boys and girls. For information, go to thrift store set to open in Leesburg THERESA CAMPBELL / DAILY COMMERCIALSheriffs Ranches Enterprises Inc., will open its rst store in Lake County at 27900 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. A soft opening may be hosted at the end of this month, while the grand opening is set for Nov. 1.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 Mon. Fri. 9am to 4pm, Sat. by appointmentLAKE COUNTYS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN HEARING AIDS Alan Boone, HAS, BC-HIS President & Wife Linda221 N. US Hwy 27, Suite H(Across from the Citrus Tower)CLERMONT243-HEAR ( 4327 )2755 S. Bay St. Suite F (Across from Tractor Supply Company)EUSTIS483-HEAR ( 4327 ) PROVIDED PHOTO Sawgrass Bay Elementary in Clermont Terric Kids are Parker Harris, Jayden Hernandez, Leyla Symphrien, Seidy Perkins, Anaya BrooksJones, Serenity Chea, Reese Davis, Adyanna Lall, Skylar Loof, Layla Johnson, Aylani Lopez, Talia Augustin, Kennedy Peters, Sophie Que sada, Hannah Valentine, Joshua Rosario, Marianela Ramos, Angel Morales, Chayenne Gibbons, Tyler Nguyen, Sylvia Whack, Alexandra Ayars, Davika Singh, Kayla Conte, Lorilee Calliste, Isaiah Natal, Mone Furber, Thomas Carney, Abigail Salcedo, Luis Santiago, Hayley Valentine, Charles Lomerson, Charles Barth, Karmen Nicholas, Arianna Luciano, Ian Davilla Rivera, Aysia Hewitt, Rachael Stafford, Lyric Stratton, Brandon Arana, Cameron Scott, Angelinaliz Rodriguez, Coralys Gonzalez, Marilyn Rivera, Valerie Rodriguez, Brianna Jeffress, Aniston Martin, Mansi Patel, Karina Negron-Oyola, Sarah Johnson, CJ Johnson, Brian Jimenez, Morgaine Marshall, Lucie Edwards, Sava na Perez, Paige Ward, Nicholas Gilbert, Michelle Witte and Armand Thomas. SAWGRASS BAY ELEMENTARY | TERRIFIC KIDS PROVIDED PHOTO Terric Kids for Clermont Elementary School are Malayna Wang, Elijah Hoskins, Raegan Gentile, Deegan Manzo, Anyelik Perez, Jordan Farrington, Victoria Barragan, Jacob Suarez, Lily Hiatt, Owen Dible, Alvin Colbert, Selena You, Ron Bowen, Gabriel Montgomery, Ashley James, Kelly Kleinlogel, Max Rios, Alana Persaud, Emma Lewis and Leilani Rouse. CLERMONT ELEMENTARY | TERRIFIC KIDS DAVID SIGLER / DAILY COMMERCIALFather and son, both named Joe Morreale adjust the spine of their scarecrow. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writermillardives@dailycommercial.comIts weeks before Halloween, but freshly made scarecrows already are frightening downtown Leesburg passers-by. The 5th Annual Scarecrow Expo & Build-off was held Saturday in Towne Square to encour age residents to create their own straw men. More than 60 entries included such appari tions as the Grim Reaper, a plowing horse, re ghters, dogs, doctors and other creations. Sponsored by the Leesburg Partnership, the event rewarded the top three entries with prizes.LEESBURGScarecrows rule downtown roost


A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CLERMONT BLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH English: 4 pm and Spanish: 7 pm 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon (Contemporary Mass) 5 pm (Contemporary Mass) 3:00 pm 3:45 pm (Eng.) 6:15 pm 6:45 pm (Sp.) Corner of Hwy 50 & 12th St. (Rt 561) CROSSROADSAMILYELLOWSHIPChristian Non-Denominational Where our priority is God, Families & Community 15701 S.R. 50, #106 Clermont, FL 34711 At Greater Hills and Hwy 50 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Children classes both services Men and womens monthly meetings Open prayer Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Pastors Jim and Linda Watson Assoc. Pastors Lee and Vanessa Dobson Phone: (352)242-1144 God is good...all the time! IRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHEncountering Christ, Growing in Christ, Sharing Christ, wherever we are... 950 Seventh Street 352-394-2412 Pastor: Rev. Doug Kokx Sunday Worship (Traditional) 8 & 11:00 am Sunday Worship (Contemporary) 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am & 11:00 am Bible Studies & Childrens Activities: Sun. Night Children/Youth/Middle School 5-6:30 pm Sun. Night High School Activities 7-8:30 pm Wed. Night Dinner & Fellowship $6pp, 5-6:30 pm Weekday School: Preschool GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONTL Many Other Activities each week Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 LIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH Bible Fellowship Groups 9:30 am Worship Service 10:40 am Family Prayer Service 6:00 pm Bible Study 7:00 pm Groups for adults, teens, and children Chris Johnson, Senior Pastor For directions and more information, visit: 11043 True Life Way Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.0708 NEWACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH Pastor: Rev. Rex Anderson Assistant Pastor: Rev. Darryl Church Youth Pastor: Rev. Tone Lundy Church Clerk: Mrs. Lucressie D. Mcgriff Church Motto: Equipping Changed People for A Changing World! Schedule of Worship Services Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Youth/Adult Bible Study Thursdays 6:45 p.m. e-mail addresses: (Pastor Anderson) (Church Clerk) Contact: Lucressie Mcgriff 352-348-7955 REALLCHRISTIANCHURCHHelping Real People Find Real Faith Saturday 6:00pm Sunday 9:30am, 11:15am & 6:00pm Vida Real (en espaol), Domingos a las 6:00pm Family Night is every Wednesday! Lil Life Groups (Nursery 5th grade) 6:30-7:30pm The Way (Middle School) 6:30-7:30pm Catalyst (High School) 7:30-8:30pm Real Parenting 6:30-7:30pm SOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 131 Chestnut St., Clermont 352-394-2753 East Ave 1 block south of SR 50 Worship Times: Sunday 9 AM (Contemporary); 11 AM (Traditional) Church school for all ages 10:00 AM Childcare provided Youth Group Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM ST. MATTHIASEPISCOPALCHURCH574 West Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.3855 8:00 am 10:00 am Beginning Oct. 6, 2013 5:00 pm Service Sunday School Youth Group Nursery Adult Bible Study Womens Bible Study Mens Prayer Breakfast WOOTSONTEMPLECHURCH GODINCHRISTElder T.L. Wootson 836 Scott St. Clermont, FL 34711 394-1396 or 394-3004 Sunday 11:00 am & 7:30 pm Thursday 7:30 pm FERNDALE ERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat CR455 & CR561A 407-469-3888 Pastor: Gordon (Bird) Sanders Sunday School: 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 am Evening Worship & Discipleship Study: 6:00 pm TeamKid: Sunday 6:30 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Prayer Service, Youth Activities, Mission Kids for Children IRSTBAPTISTCHURCH Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Worship 10:50 am & 7:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm MT. OLIVEMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCHSunday Worship Service 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Prayer Service Saturday 8:30 AM Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM & 2nd and 4th Sundays 4:00 PM Groveland ABUNDANTBLESSINGSMESSIANICCONGREGATION756 W. Broad St. Groveland, FL 34736 Marion Baysinger Memorial Library Tuesday at 6:30 pm Jew & Gentile One in Messiah 352-544-5700 MINNEOLA CONGREGATIONSMINNEOLAA Progressive Jewish Congregation Shabbat services are conducted every Friday at 7:30 pm Services are held at the synagogue located at: 303A North US Highway 27, Minneola Religious School, Mens Club & Womens Club TLIVINGGOD Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship & Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed Worship & Youth Service 7:00 pm Rev. Loyce Rowland MONTVERDE WOODLANDSLUTHERAN15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am OAKLAND PRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 E. Oakland Ave. (1/2 mile N. Hwy 50 at Tubb St./ West Orange Lumber) 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:45 am Sunday School For All Ages 11:00 am Traditional Worship Nursery Provided All Services 407-656-4452 Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforSouth Lake South LakeGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKERFUNERALHOMErfn tbt352-394-7121806 W. Minneola Ave.,Clermont,FL Cremation ChoicesDirect Cremation$675Plus Container Ron Becker,Director352-394-8228921 S.US Hwy 27,Minneola,FL N EW R EFORMED P LANT C HURCH We meet our God on Sunday at Superior Residence at 10:30 AM. 1600 Hunt Trace Blvd. (Behind Home Depot)Pastor Harm Biehl 407-325-8663 PROVIDED PHOTO From left, Kevin Skinner, Esurance Tampa branch manager; Rebecca Nahat, Esurance ap praisal manager; Joe Miles, Esurance manager; Julie Hulley, founder and president of Back to School is COOL-Lake County; and Jeff Gershon, Esurance manager attend a recent check presentation to Back to School is COOL-Lake County. A contest between Esurance women against the men gave the women the win with two carloads of supplies and a to tal of $4,395.18 of supplies and matching funds by Esurance. The Esurance management team wore aprons and served the women lunch. For information about Back to School is Cool in Minneola go to | SCHOOL CHECK PROVIDED PHOTOThe South Lake Rotary Club welcomed District 6980 Governor Pete Edwards of Kissimmee at the regular meeting on Sept. 24. Edwards spoke about the Rotary International theme for 2013-2014, Engage Rota ry-Change Lives, and how that theme is applied to the clubs emphasis on membership recruitment, reten tion, club activities and community service. CLERMONT | DISTRICT GOVERNOR


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 7amMichael picked his price, uploaded a photo and paid for his ad. Its just that simple!No matter what time of the day it is, you can place your classified merchandise ad online, pay for it and just wait for the phone to ring! Fast, convenient and on your schedule! Time to sell that camera! 7*Employment advertisements are excluded. Please call 352-314-FAST to speak with a customer service rep. Lake: 352-314-3278 or Sumter: 352-748-1955 THERESA CAMPBELL Staff Writertheresacampbell@ dailycommercial.comThousands of nature enthusiasts from Flor ida as well as other states ocked to Hickory Point Recreation Park to experience Lake Countys natural attractions and scenic beauty during the second annual Wings and Wildowers Festival. Guided kayak trips, bird-watching expeditions, and a chance to see the Swamp Brothers, and a tiny bat up close were part of the appeal for festivalgoers at the three-day weekend event that ended Sunday. More than 100 activities, programs, and guest speakers were available. Weve had people here from Miami to the Carolinas, said Park Ranger Daniel Osborne, who found many attendees relished being able to go out in kayaks for free to explore bird-watching on the waterways. Some 250 different species have been seen here along with an abundance of wildowers in bloom. This event has gone well and I really liked seeing the variety of ages, the young kids and the interaction, said Patricia Burgos, biologist with the Lake County Water Authority. TAVARESWings and Wildflowers attracts nature lovers Avery Chan of Oveido, left, listens as Lavon Silvernell, naturalist with Trout Lake Nature Center, shows a grasshopper. Elizabeth Heine volunteered her time getting kayaks ready.PHOTOS BY THERESA CAMPBELL/DAILY COMMERCIALA bat at the Bat Conservancy is shown up close on Sunday during the Wings and Wildowers Festival.


A10 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 More than 25 Area Restaurants Sampling their Signature Dishes More than 35 Chamber Member Businesses will be Showcasing their Products & Services Title Sponsor Drink Sponsor Media Sponsors Tasting Sponsors Chef Sponsors Lanyard SponsorNovember 7th 5:00-8:30pm November 7th 5:00-8:30pmWaterfront Park Clermont, FL Waterfront Park Clermont, FLCome Sample the BESTSouth Lake Chamber of Commerce Taste of South Lake & Business ExpoSample Signature Dishes & Products from Area Restaurants and Businesses Throughout South Lake CountyTickets Available at the South Lake Chamber of CommercePhone: (352)394-4191 or online at Featuring Jerry Bravo(Nominated for a Grammy for BEST Latin Jazz Album) LIVE MUSIC Jerry Bravo Band 352-394-8228Ron Becker, Director $675 And the bands played onAnd the bands played onLocal teams perform at Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational on SaturdayMILLARD K. IVES / DAILY COMMERCIAL Lake Minneola High Schools Marching Green and Gold performed a routine by playing music from the Dave Matthews Band during the   annual Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational   at Leesburg High School on Saturday. South Lake Highs Screaming Eagles band go through their routine. MILLARD K. IVES Staff Writermillardives@dailycommercial.comAlmost 30 high school bands made their way to Leesburg High School on Saturday for the annual Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational. The day-long competition featured music from a wide variety of instruments, a bevy of high-stepping major ettes and twirlers, highstrutting drum majors and show-stopping dance routines from high school students dressed in colorful uniforms. Music included tributes to science ction lms, James Bond movies and the Dave Matthews Band. Ofcials said the 2,500 students who participated marks the event as one of the two largest high school band festivals in the state. Its a way to bring out some of the best high school band music in the region, said Leesburg band director Gabriel Fielder, who helped coordinate the event. Held in the schools stadium, the bands came from all over the region. Five were from Lake and Sumter counties. Each band presented certain themes in a performance that took about 15 minutes. South Sumter High Schools Marching Raiders held an Inight theme, where its majorettes dressed as ight attendants and took on personas of air planes, gliding across the eld. Weve been practicing since August, said South Sumter band director Pete Perrone, who brought 39 students.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A11 Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8 amLake-Sumter State College GymEntry Fee: Join Us for a Early Morning Fun Run Around Silver LakeZumba WarmupT-ShirtVendor BoothsGoodie BagAwards CeremonyCostume Contest For more Information: Claudia Morris LSSC Foundation, Inc. 352.365.3539 PROVIDED PHOTO Ron Becker, left, of the Clermont Kiwanis Club presents the prestigious Hixon Award to Gene Barbour. His wife his wife Pinky Barbour is also pictured. CLERMONT | HIXON AWARD PROVIDED PHOTOBill Weckerly of Clermont was sworn in as president of the South Lake Rotary Club on Sept. 24. Weckerly will complete as club president for the 2013-2014 rotary year as David Kilbury has accepted a position as re chief for the city of Kissimmee. Weckerly joined the rotary in 1967 and served as president for two former rotary clubs. He is on the educational staff at Lake Sumter State College and is a retired Presbyterian minister now living in the Clermont area. Go to for information.CLERMONT | NEW ROTARY HEAD


A12 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Division of Johnson Food Services, Inc. rfrntbbbtbrfnbrt rffnt nrbrrtrrbr Melissa Tillisntrrtrt Steven E. Johnsonrrr ALL YOU CAN EATBreakfast SpecialFri.Sat.Sun.Mon $7.00 nrnttrr Get Out Go! & rffntbt ffnf tn ntbtnnntf352-753-2882tntn tn tnn nntnnn DEATH NOTICESReverend Willie AndersonReverend Willie Anderson, 91, of Leesburg, died Thursday, September 26, 2013. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc.Betty Jean BabcockBetty Jean Babcock, 88, of Wildwood, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Banks/PageTheus Funerals and Cremations.Gwendolyn BellGwendolyn Bell, 49, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Eastside Fun eral Home.Roger Dale BroganRoger Dale Brogan, 6, of Bushnell, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Purcell Funer al Home.Hubert E. DaleHubert E. Dale, 77, of Leesburg, died Thursday, October 3, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.James R. DunnJames R. Dunn, 82, of Eustis, died Friday, September 27, 2 013. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home.Patricia A. EvansPatricia A. Evans, 81, of Coleman, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.Patsy Gail GreenPatsy Gail Green, 73, of Milton, died Thursday, September 26, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.Ann F. Hag arAnn F. Hagar, 74, of Eustis, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Hamlin & Hil bish Funeral Directors, Eustis.Harvey W. HowellHarvey W. Howell, 84, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Leesburg.Eugene Lee JenkinsEugene Lee Jenkins, 81, of Leesburg, died Thursday, September 26, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations.Louis Henry KisberLouis Henry Kisber, 73, of The Villages, died Monday, September 30, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations.William Nelson RandallWilliam Nelson Randall, 78, of Mount Dora, died on September 27, 2013. National Crema tion Society.Harriet E. SykesHarriet E. Sykes, 96 of Clermont, FL passed away on October 1, 2013. At Harriets re quest, there will not be any services and she will be laid to rest at Flori da National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Ar rangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden, FL.Raymond A WaltersRaymond A Walters, 69, of Bushnell, died on September 26, 2013. National Cremation Society.Robert A. YoungRobert A. Young, 84, of Tavares, died Sunday, September 29, 2013. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home.IN MEMORY


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A13 Featured Business of the Month: Vineyards of the World LOOKING FOR PARTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-6111rfntbI have parts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair service too! r Downtown Clermont Farmers MarketEvery SundayFrom 9am 2pmINCLUDES: For more information visit www.clermontdowntownpartnership.comSelected from Historic Downtown Clermont's 80-plus members, we're pleased to present the CDPA little bit about us Let's see... How do we make this story short, interesting and precise? If there is one word that can describe us is INTERNATIONAL. Owners Yellymary (aka Mary for all of our regulars) and Sascha share a passion for food, wine and beer. In their quest for the perfect location to chill out and relax in their off days they realized that there was no place that could offer such a variety in Clermont. With this idea in mind they chose Downtown Clermont as the home for this enterprise. We found a great location in downtown Clermont. Our current location used to be a tanning salon so you can only imagine the amount of hard work we put into that building. Oh, yes, and it is a 1924 building! It took us over 3 months to remodel the place. Yellymary took charge of the decor ideas and style. We guess all those hours invested watching HGTV and Food Network finally paid off! Sascha was born and raised in Germany and his great passion is beer. He carefully selects the beers that go in our list (right now over 300) always including of course the good German beers. He also has an MBA and graduated Suma Cum Laude so he takes care of that part of the business too. In the other hand, Yellymary was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Once she married Sascha almost 10 years ago she started learning about wines and their regions. As part of her Latin culture, she decided to include tapas to the menu and pair it with wines and beers. She completed law school in 2009 but put a hold on her career to follow her long time dream of owning a wine bar. She is in charge of the wine and tapas menu as well all the logistics of the bar. We call ourselves educated drinkers! Now, the good question: how a German and Puerto Rican end up together? Well, we met in Puerto Rico while Sascha was an exchange student. You will have to come to the bar for the rest of the story! You will always get personalized service at Vineyards of the World! Either Mary or Sascha will be there to help you with your selection! Right now our wine list consists of more than 100 wines and more than 300 craft beers! Each one of our rooms will transport you to the main wine regions of the world. We call it the EPCOT of wine bars. From Italy to Napa Valley you will be transported there with the sip of a glass of wine! We love you Clermont! Thank you for your love and support! Let's have another one to celebrate all of you! Cheers! VINEYARDSOFTHEWORLDWine Room, Beer House, Cafe, Tapas Were open every day but Mondays. Hours are from 4pm2am except Sundays. Sundays we open for farmers market at 10:30am and close at 4pm. We also serve artisanal coffees and a wide variety of non alcoholic beverages. Kids eat FREE on Sunday and we have a TV Room in which we play cartoon movies for them. Happy Hour is every day til 7:30pm with house wine 2 for $7. Wednesdays is Acoustic Jamming Nights in which local musicians gathers to jam along with all you can drink house wine for $15. You can also rent our facilities for private events. We also offer wine lockers for rental and a cool Beer Club! We host Beer School twice a month. You pay $10 for tasting 5 beers and 5 tapas while you learn about each of the beers. We host a Tapas & Wine Tasting the last Saturday of every month and we always choose a wine region. We do 5 wines and 5 tapas and a sommelier comes and talks about the wines. Octobers wine tasting will be Spain. Both events start at 7pm and RSVP is preferred. We have live entertainment every weekend. Also in October we will be celebrating our Second Oktoberfest Ein Prosit! This will be on October 26, 2013 along with the Downtown Partnership.


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Ann DupeeREMEMBER WHEN A weekly column that reprints some of the more interesting news stories that have appeared over the years in the pages of the South Lake Press.B1SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 C OMMUNITY www.southlakepress.comProudly servingCLERMONT, MINNEOLA, GROVELAND, MASCOTTE and MONTVERDE YOUR CONTACT FOR LOCAL NEWSSTAFF WRITER . ..................... ROXANNE BROWN TELEPHONE . .................................. 394 FAX ................................................ 394-8001 E-MAIL . ... %  en HOMETOWN: Clermont %  en OCCUPATION: Real estate agent for Optima One Realty, Clermont %  en FAMILY: Sandra Abrams, Ernie Abrams, David Cox, Nathan Cox, Jacob Cox, Tabitha Cox, Micah Cox and Kaylea Abrams What do you enjoy most about South Lake County? I cannot pinpoint the one thing that I enjoy most, it would have to be between these three things: The scenery, sometimes when youre faced with the challenges of those hard days, all it takes is looking over the lake at that beautiful sunset and those troubling thoughts just kind of slip away. The events, I have been to Pig On the Pond every year since I can remember and the South Lake Womens Club Holiday of Hopes was a blast last year. I cant wait to see what they are planning this year. I also like that there are a lot of musical shows to watch at many of the local bars and the closeness of the community. South Lake County has frequent get togethers appreciating business owners and giving thanks to the people that watch over us. Not only does most of my family live in this community, but I have a lot of very close friends that I enjoy seeing on a daily basis. Its a nice area. 1. If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one FROM THE FILES | 25 YEARS AGO 1988Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet YourNEIGHBORCALEB COX   CHS AND GHS HIGH SCHOOLS MAY BE CONSOLIDATEDEditorial from Feb. 25, 1988 by Ann Dupee. George, my late husband and publisher, would have been very pleased to hear plans are being made to consolidate South Lakes two high schools. Superintendent Freddie Garner told interested community members there was talk of consolidation 30 years ago when he began teaching, but we ran a news article several years ago about the need for consolidation was discussed over 50 years ago. If a $10 million bond issues passes on May 10, 1988, consolidation of Clermont and Groveland will become a reality. A recent evaluation was made of the construction needs in Lake County. Included is an $18,633,453 high school for South Lake. Plans call for Clermont Junior High moving to the present CHS campus, the South Lake Education Center in Mascotte moving to the present CJHS campus and Groveland Middle School moving to the present Groveland High School campus. The new high school would be ready for occupancy two years after passage of the bond issue, meaning the rst class to graduate would be 1991. I am concerned that the school may be too small when it opens its doors. Student design capacity is 1,541 students. Total student stations are 1,179 but more students will be accommodated because of special study areas and lab spaces in the new building. Estimated students at the schools opening are 1,040. Currently Clermont has 650 students and Groveland has 419 students. This gure was arrived at by a locked in for mula of state guidelines for new construction that does not take into consideration growth gures. (The bond issue did not pass countywide and South Lake High School was not built until 1993. South Lake County residents supported the bond issue).COUNTY REVISITING INCINERATOR PLANSLeesburg businessman F. Brown Gregg, represented by Leesburg attorney Steve Richey expressed interest to the Lake County Commission in revisiting plans to construct the garbage incinerator in Okahumpka. County ofcials have been looking for an investor to construct the energy producing process since the original group NRG Recovery (Lakeland) was unsuccessful in SEE HISTORY | B2SEE NEIGHBOR | B3 Chemistry whiz was poor studentCOURTESY PHOTOFormer Lake County resident Phil Baran is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship recipient. Staff reportB y his own admission, Phil Baran wasnt a very good student until his Mount Dora High School guid ance counselor gave him a little direc tion. That was about 20 years ago. Today, hes Dr. Baran and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship recipient with $625,000 to spend over the next ve years on science projects that interest him. Some jour nalists refer to the fellowship as a genius award. Baran was born in 1977 in Denville, N.J., about 40 miles from New York City. But his early childhood bore no inkling of his future interest in chemistry, according to a story Wednesday in the online version of Forbes magazine. When I went to school I was a terrible student, Baran told the magazine. I remember not being very interested and I wasnt really good at anything. I just liked to play and build Legos. I wasnt very good with social skills ... I was pretty much not good at any thing. Not until high school and a move to Central Florida did Baran realize his special skills, Forbes is reporting. His Mount Dora High School guidance counselor urged him during sophomore year to take an astronomy course at nearby Lake-Sumter Community College (now Lake-Sumter State College). He enjoyed it so much that he pursued dual enrollment for his nal three years. All of a sudden when I was in high school and started learning more about chemistry, I really enjoyed the experiments there to the point where something took over me, Baran told the magazine. I realized this was more essential to me than oxygen. Baran completed an associates When I went to school I was a terrible student. I remember not being very interested and I wasnt really good at anything. I just liked to play and build Legos. I wasnt very good with social skills ... I was pretty much not good at anything.Phil BaranSEE GENIUS | B2


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Gregg has agreed to purchase the permits from NRG as well as the ve acres the permits are valid on including an additional 20 acres. The incentive for the incinerator is an upfront 15 percent tax credit value of the plants cost at an estimated cost of $50 million. Gregg stated negotiations are underway for the nancing and the plant should be burning gar bage two years from now. Commissioners extended contract deadlines with the county to Sept. 30, 1988. The transfer of the sale of stock to Gregg from NRG was also approved based on, as Commissioner Claude Smoak stated, Mr. Greggs record.SPORTS NEWSClemson Tiger hurler Phillip Lowery was with his friend and former teammate at Clermont High School, Phillip Sullivan, during the holidays. Lowery is one of the Tigers hopes for the ACC baseball title this year after having a ne 8-4 record his junior season in 1987. Sullivan was a four-letter athlete at CHS and dallied in football briey while a student at Troy State Univer sity in Alabama, but gave it up in favor of studies. Members of the Clermont Judo Club at First Baptist Church, which hosted the third annual Clermont Invitational Judo Tournament: Brian Bedingeld, Chris Baker, Jan Parks, Ken Edgington, Christy and Sandy Snodgrass, Peter and Jamie Fortune, Heather Kurss, Eric Boylan, David Bowers, Andy Meeker, Mike Stephen, Darryl Turner, Steve Parks and John Luther.NEW FAST FOOD RESTAURANTSOn hand for groundbreaking cer emonies for Dominos Pizza were franchise owner John Hopper of Clermont and Dale and Darryl Ladd of Ladd Construction which is building the 1,400 square foot building on State Road 50. Subway Sandwiches and Subs served 113 subs in a one-hour period during its grand opening promotion, said owners Bruce and Portia Yates, breaking a Central Florida record for Subway shops with their type of setup.SCHOOLS RECEIVE LOTTERY PROCEEDSFlorida schools have received their rst installment of lottery proceeds. In a ceremony at a restored oneroom schoolhouse at the Tallahassee Junior Museum, Lottery Secretary Rebecca Paul and Lt. Governor Bobby Brantley, representing Gov. Bob Martinez, jointly presented a check for $46,260,000 to Laurey Stryker, assistant commissioner of education. Paul said, We paid back our $15.5 million startup loan weeks ahead of schedule and were proud today to deliver more revenue than anticipated to Floridas schools.KIWANIS NEWSFlorida Kiwanis Governor Lar ry Kravet visited Division 19 Kiwanians at Mount Doras Lamppost Restaurant. Attending from South Lake County were Matt and Dolly Rice and Bud and Cracker Martin, Groveland Kiwanis; current Division 19 Lt. Governor Charlie and Janet Beals, Marcy Becker and Ann Dupee, South Lake Breakfast Kiwanis; and a large contingency from the Noon Kiwanis Club including President Joe and Dottie Wiebush; past Lt. Gov. Bill and Ginny Rauch, Phil and Muriel Arey, Russ Wagner, Al and Martha Fogle, past Lt. Governor Ron Becker, Bud and Joyce Ambrose, Mac and Lucy Smith and Al and Alyce Volpitto.TOP SPELLERSClermont Elementary School fourth grader Nathan Bishop won the spelling bee on the word FFIGY. Kelly Graham was a close runner-up. HISTORY FROM PAGE B1 Recently while at the c heck-out lane, a customer and I were chat ting when the cashier told her she couldnt use a certain coupon because it would not scan. The customer asked if she could type it in the reg ister and the cashier refused citing, The store will not get reimbursed if she does that. The customer didnt under stand why and left a bit upset. This can be frustrating to a customer who depends on the bottom line after coupons. As a savvy saver, it is impor tant to know what happens to a coupon after you leave the store. The more you know, the better saver you will be.COUPON PROCESS AT THE STORE LEVELMost savers only know that a coupon is clipped and then redeemed at the store like cash. What happens after that is actually very interesting. A manufacturer decides to offer a discount on an item and then creates a coupon to be printed in the Sunday paper. The consumer clips the coupon and redeems it in store. Then, the cashier turns in their drawer to be counted at the end of their shift/close of business.HERE IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING!The coupons are bagged-up or put in designated pouches and sent off to the store headquarters for processing. This happens typically one time a week. Think about larger stores that redeem thousands of coupons a week and the task at hand. Many national store chains have a department dedicated to just the redemption of coupons. 90 percent of all stores send the coupons off to a clear ing house for redemption. A clearing house is a facility that handles redemption of coupons and rebates for manufacturers and stores. Stores typically have four to six months to send in the coupons for redemption, even if it expires before then. Clearing houses are all automated now and they have to sort through millions of coupons a week. It used to be done all by hand, but now coupons are placed on a conveyor belt (face up) and scanned at certain points as they travel down the automated systems, grouping the coupons by manufacturer. This is another reason that UPC codes are standardized. If the UPC codes are torn or cut, it means they have to be done by hand. The UPC codes are scanned and a tally is made of the amount and value for each batch of coupons for that manufacturer. The manufacturer gets an invoice from the clearing house and payment is made. In the mean time, the clear ing house pays the store directly plus the handling fee as stated on each coupon. This can be $0.08 to $0.12 per coupon. The store values a shopper that coupons, but the store is fronting the discount while waiting to get paid. If they cannot read a coupon, there is a chance that they store will not get reimbursed. Imagine that happening with 1,000 coupons and the loss the store would have. If your coupon will not scan, ask the cashier to try again and if you know the coupon is valid, then have a manager okay it. What about store coupons and how they are redeemed? Next week, follow my column and nd out the life cycle of your store coupons. I would love to hear questions and saving stories. Send me an email at Classes are held all over Florida, if you would like a class, seminar or workshop for your church, business or group, let me know.How are coupons redeemed? Tanya SenseneySAVINGS DIVA Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their month ly grocery budget. For information on her classes, contact her at Tanya@, or go to degree three weeks before high school graduation. He did so while working 30-plus hours a week at a Friendlys Restaurant. He later got his chemistry degree at New York Univer sity before pursuing his Ph.D. at the Scripps Research Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Today, Baran is a professor and synthetic organic chemist at research institute in La Jolla, Calif. He plans to use the fellowship award money, won for his contributions in the area of synthetic or ganic chemistry, for projects unlikely to get funded by normal grant sources. I never had a silver spoon, never got anything for free, and (have) supported my mom to this day, he told Forbes I only recently paid off my college debt.To read his story, go to: www. GENIUS FROM PAGE B1 LEESBURG Staff ReportThe Leesburg Part nership recently bought a downtown lot to create additional parking for stores and businesses. Our hopes are that the acquisition will provide suitable parking for the employees of downtown merchants and business es, leaving the up front parking spaces available for customers, Joe Shipes, executive vice president of the partnership, said of the lot acquired from the Downtown Development Corporation for $30,000. The lot includes 26 paved parking spaces and is located behind Leesburg Center for the Arts (between 4th and 3rd, south of Magnolia). It is hoped that merchants, businesses and Leesburg Partner ship employees will utilize the parking lot, in-turn providing customers and visitors better parking options, Shipes said. National Main Street en courages merchants and their employees not to park in front of their businesses whenever possible.Partnership to create additional downtown parking with lot purchase


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B4SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 S PORTS YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTSSPORTS EDITOR . ..................... FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE . ................................ 365-82683 FAX ............................................... 394-8001 E-MAIL . ............. sports@dailycommercial.comandLEISURE PRE-GAME SHOW LHS FOOTBALL LIVE WEBCAST You can also follow LHS Football on Facebook Listen to ALL the LHS Football Games!All LHS Football Games will be Broadcast FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrankjolley@dailycommercial.comFans of offensive football the kind where the score board lights up like a Christmas tree probably thought the holidays came early at Mount Dora Bible. The Bulldogs and Winder mere Prep combined for 910 yards of total offense and 85 points Friday in an offensive explosion that was in doubt until the nal 24 seconds. Windermere Preps Parker Davis hit Blaze Aldredge on a 41-yard scoring pass and the combination hooked up again on the two-point con version to give the Lakers a 43-42 win in a Sunshine State Athletic Conference thriller. The Lakers nal scoring drive began on their 47 yard line with 1 minute, 8 seconds to play. Windermere Prep had stopped Mount Dora Bible, which was trying to run out the clock, and forced a punt. Davis and Aldredge hooked up to move the ball down to Mount Dora Bibles 34 with less than a minute to play, but back-to-back offensive penalties pushed the ball out side the 40-yard line. With the partisan Mount Dora Bi ble crowd screaming for a de fensive stop, Davis found Al dredge streaking down the sidelines and lofted a pass up that Aldredge used his 6-foot2 frame to outjump his de fender and race into the end zone for the touchdown. Windermere Prep coach Jacob Doss then rolled the dice and went for the win instead of an almost certain extra point that wouldve tied the game and forced overtime. After taking the snap, Da vis rolled to his left and found Aldredge in the end zone for the game-winning points. For the game, David completed 14-of-25 passes for 271 yards and ve touchdown passes. The game was a back-andforth affair. Neither team led by more than 16 points both offenses moved the ball at will for most of the contest. Windermere Prep took a 28-19 lead into halftime, but Mount Dora Bible outscored Windermere Prep 23-15 in the second half. Sophomore running back Tevin Symonette ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns. H e scored twice in the fourth quarter, when Mount Dora Bible came back from a 3527 decit to take a 42-35 lead with 5:14 to play. Symonette was the perfect complement to quarterback Daniel Johnson, who direct ed Mount Dora Bibles multi faceted offense to perfection. Johnson attempted only two passes in the second half, as the Bulldogs running game took command of the game. Johnson completed 8-of15 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception to end the Bulldogs last-second at tempt for a winning score. Lamar Smith led the Bull dogs receivers with 77 yards on two cached both of which went for touchdowns. The loss dropped Mount Dora Bible to third place in the North Division of the SSAC. Mount Dora Bible is 3-1 in the SSAC and 4-2 overall, while Windermere Prep is 4-1 in the league and 4-2 overall. First Academy of Leesburg, which lost earlier in the day to Montverde Academy, maintained its lead in the North Division with a 3-0 SSAC mark.MOUNT DORAWindermere Prep ekes out 1-point win FRANK JOLLEY / DAILY COMMERCIALMount Dora Bible players meet with the coaching staff on the sideline. FRIDAYS SCHEDULE %  enMelbourne Central Catholic at Montverde Academy, 7 / p.m. %  en St. Cloud at South Lake, 7 / p.m. %  enOcala Lake Weir at Eustis, 7p.m. %  enOcoee Central Florida Christian at First Academy of Leesburg, 7 / p.m. %  enMount Dora Bible at Tampa Citrus Park Christian, 7 / p.m. %  en Deltona at Tavares, 7 / p.m. %  enMount Dora at Inverness Citrus, 7 / p.m. %  enLeesburg at Ocala Forest, 7:30 / p.m. %  en Wildwood at Umatilla, 7 / p.m. %  enBrooksville Hernando at South Sumter, 7:30 / p.m. %  enLake Minneola at Bradenton IMG Academy, 7:30 / p.m. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrankjolley@dailycommercial.comLeann Holappa picked up a rst-place nish for Iron Jungle Weightlifting and two other lifters earned second-place nishes for the club recent ly at the Altamonte Open tournament in Altamonte Springs. Holappa won top honors in the 69-kilogram weight classication (ap proximately 152 pounds), while Alexis Smith nished second at 75-kg (165) and Jose Barajas was second in the boys 77-kg (169) competition. A sophomore at Lees burg High School, Holap pa matched her best lifts to date with a 45-kg (99) Snatch and a 55-kg (121) Clean-and-Jerk, good for a total weight of 100-kg (220). The competition helped to solidify Holappas standing for next years USA-Weightlifting Youth National Championships. Smith, also a sopho more at Leesburg, hit a 34-kg (74) lift in the Snatch and a 42-kg (92) lift in the Clean-and-Jerk for a total weight of 76-kg (167). Her Clean-and-Jerk and Total Weight were personal bests. Iron Jungle coach Josh Boyer said he and Smith are working to clean up some technical issues in time to help her qual ify for the Florida Weight lifting Federation State Championship in November. She will compete at the Southeast Clas sic in Orlando on Oct. 12 looking to qualify for the state meet. I believe Alexis will hit her Florida Weightlifting Federation State Championships qualifying total at either of her next two meets, Boyer said prior to the Altamonte Open. Barajas, a senior at Ta vares, picked up a second-place nish in just his third meet with Iron Jungle. He lost to a lift er competing in the Masters (aged 35 and up) age group. Barajas entered the meet needing a total weight of 207-kg (456) to qualifying for next years Junior Nationals and nished with 213-kg (469). The Junior Nationals will be had in January in Aurora, Colo. Jose is a great weightlifter, Boyer said. His high-school coach at Tavares Chris Gauntlett has done a wonderful job with him. In the lim ited time Ive had to work with Jose, I have shown him some things that USA-Weightlifting looks for, technique wise. I have pointed out some of these things to him and he understands what it is going to take to get where he wants to go in this sport. He will be even better FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrankjolley@dailycommercial.comFirst milestone reached! South Lake High Schools rst-of-itskind initiative to offer free admission to its student body has reached its rst goal and is permitting students with a South Lake student ID or printed class sched ule into all home athletic events at no charge until at least Oct. 31. Ofcials at South Lake announced their decision re cently at the same time they named the rst group of businesses and individuals to jump aboard the schools One Eagle, One Vision-CommUNITY initiative. The fundraising program is designed to seek donations from individuals and businesses in the community to offset the income that would be lost by allow students free admission to athletic events. (South Lake High School) will contin ue to solicit businesses interested in this program to determine if the free admis sion can continue beyond Oct. 31, South Lake Principal Rob McCue said. McCue said the initiative was created after speaking with parents about ways to improve school spirit on campus and in Iron Jungle shines at Altamonte meet PHOTO COURTESY / JOSH BOYERMembers of Iron Jungle weightlifting pose after Saturdays Altamonte Open competition in Altamonte Springs. Pictured from left are: Leann Holappa, Jose Barajas, Alexis Smith, coach Josh Boyer and Warren Brown.GROVELANDSouth Lake HS reaches first fundraising goal SEE GOAL | B5SEE JUNGLE | B5


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 the community. These parents were missing the old days, when nearly every student went to their highschool games on Fri day night, McCue said. The high-school stadium was the place to be and I want to get that spirit back at South Lake. If the price of ad mission is the reason some of our students cant make it to games, I want to nd a way to make all games and matches free admis sion. McCues ultimate benchmark is to raise $20,000 to offset the costs for providing game ofcials for every home event, as well as ensuring venue security and maintenance. The school has created three packages for business and individu als looking to become donors. All include promotional banners, sponsor T-shirts, acknowledgement during games over the public address system as well as advertisements place in event programs and on various social media. All donors will re ceive all-sports passes season tickets for all regular season home events. The number of passes and the size of banners and advertise ments will depend on the level of sponsorship. If the initiative reach es its goal of $20,000, McCue said he would like to continue seeking donations with the idea of raising enough mon ey to permit the immediate family of each student into sporting events at no charge. (South Lake High School) is well on its way to reaching our goals, McCue said. The rst four businesses and organiza tions to sign on with the One Eagle, One Vi sion-CommUNITY initiative are: Coldwell Banker, Tony Hubbard Realty, Rifes Air and Heat, Micki Blackburn Realty and Beta Theta Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. McCue said any business leader, business owner or communi ty members looking to sign on with the school can contact or athletic directors Jason Maitland or Stephanie Tibbetts through the schools main ofce at 352-394-2100. GOAL FROM PAGE B4 in his next competi tion. A fourth lifter for the Iron Jungle, Warren Brown, competed in his rst meet with the club. Brown is a senior at Leesburg and was introduced to the sport when he took part in a weight lifting class at Leesburg that was taught by Boy er during Browns junior year. Brown nished with 133-kg (293), including 62-kg (136) in the Snatch and 71-kg (156) in the Clean-and-Jerk. Warren has a lot more weight to lift, but I want him to walk with con dence, settled nerves and the experience of what it takes to com peted in this environment, Boyer said. You only get three attempts for each lift, so you have to be basically perfect in focus, strength, and technique. Warren did a great job for a rst meet. He will be even bet ter in the next one. To date, Boyer said four members of Iron Jungle have qualied for the FWF State Champi onships, which is set for Nov. 9-10 at Altamonte Crosst in Altamonte Springs. In addition to Holappa and Barajas, Morgan Rhone has qualied at 53-kg (116) as has Kalyn Trull at 58-kg (127). More lifters could qualify at the Southeast Classic at Orlando Timber Creek High School. All in all, the Al tamonte Open, was another great day for Iron Jungle Weightlifting, Boyer said. All of our lifters are extreme ly supportive of each others, and they want each other to be suc cessful. I look forward to (the Southeast Classic) where all of our lift ers should compete. For some, it will be their last chance to qualify for the FWF State Championships. JUNGLE FROM PAGE B4 COMMUNITY CALENDAR FRIDAY READ TO SYDNEY YARD SALE: From 8 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday, 12552 Scottish Pine Lane, Clermont, in the Greater Pines subdivision. Supports the Read to Sydney Organization a non-profit 501C3. Clothing, small kitchen appliances, crafts, and more. Call Thom Battisto at 407-247-8595, or go to www.readtosyd SATURDAYPET VACCINATION CLINIC: From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Irish Trails Farm and Pet Sup ply, 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Call 352-243-0924. SUNDAY,CONGREGATION SINAI KOL NI -DRE: At 10 a.m., 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. Ticket information at 352-243-5353. PET VACCINATION CLINIC: From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Browns Family Horse Supply, 777 U.S. Highway 27 in Cler-mont. Call 352-241-4663. SEASCAPE WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST KATHIE CAMARA: An all-day adult/teen, ages 13 and older, workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the South Lake Art Leagues Cagan Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd., in Cl -ermont. Pre-Registration re -quired by calling 352-241-6407 or email to MONDAYLOCAL MUSICIAN TO SPEAK AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEET -ING: Judy Jackson, longtime resident of Kings Ridge, will be the featured speaker at the meeting of the South Lake Historical Society, where she will share information about the history of the hammered dulcimer and perform, at 7 p.m., at Clermonts Historic Village Museum, 490 West Ave. For information, call 352-539-8496. OCT. 18 FALL FUN DAY AT WINDER MERE UNION CHURCH PRE -SCHOOL: At 10710 Park RidgeGotha Road, from 4 to 7 p.m., with fun for the entire family including inflatables, pony rides, face painting, food, ven -dors, and more. Tickets are re -quired for each activity and will be on sale that day. Call the school at 407-909-0464 or email OCT. 19 LEARN DECORATIVE GOURDS WITH LOCAL ARTIST AUDREY UNKLE: A three-week course to make The Choir Boys, a set of three snowmen gourds from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays, at the South Lake Art Leagues Artists Boutique, 16640 Ca-gan Crossings Blvd, Clermont, materials included. Fee is $75. Register by calling Audrey Un -kle at 863-353-6588.


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B8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 9, 2013 One hundred years ago a newspaper came to life, thus the Clermont Clarion was born. Its kind of hard to imagine the planning to put together and launch a newspaper back in 1913. Think of the planning that went into how to build a newspaper without todays resources, sell subscriptions, design and layout the news of yester year. Needless to say it certainly must have been an interesting time. Today, the South Lake Press still delivers county news covering Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Montverde and Groveland. As part of our year long celebration we will produce a special 100th commemorative tabloid showcasing timeline milestones in the organization's history and offer a look into the past to see the progression of the paper as well as Clermont, where you can find many historical photographs from the past 100 years, along with stories that transformed Clermont. A walk down memory lane will feature past Publishers and more. This special keepsake will be a suppliment in the South Lake Press and Daily Commercial and distributed at all the area Chambers and other high traffic locations.212 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748 Your First Choice In-Print & On-Line SOUTH LAKE PRESSServing Clermont, Minneola, Groveland, Mascotte, Montverde Format: Deadline: Publishes:SLP 12/18/13 DC 12/22/13For advertising information contact your South Lake Press or Daily Commercial Media Representative at (352) 365-8200 Celebrating 100 Years


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B13 To have your Professional Service listed here, please contact Michelle in the Classified Department at (352) 365-8233 or by email Schools/ Instruction Private Shuttle/Airport Professional Services Plants & Florist Service Pest Control Services Pest Control Services Painting Services Pool Services Pressure Cleaning Plumbing Services Roofing Services Tile Service Storage Service Tree Service Tree Service Window Services Since 2007, The Right Training has been providing Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties with the BEST firearms training possible. Chief Instructor, Paul Mac McIntyre (former Military, Law enforcement, and Private Investigator) and his associate instructors are dedicated to educating, not just the public, but up-and-coming NRA Instructors and the dedicated men and women in Private Security. Steve and Brenda Rizer have owned Blinds 4 Less since 2000. The business is still in its original location in Lady Lake. The company focuses on strong customer service and also selling the best brand names in the industry at very competitive prices. Chris Carnes Landscape has been in business since 2005 along with over 30 yrs experience in everything from hardscapes such as patios, retaining walls, to sod repair and installations, to ripout of old landscapes and design. We also can provide maintainence to your newly installed landscape or even mowing maintainence services to even sprinkler repairs. We serve all projects big or small create landscapes one lawn at a time". Mention this bio ad and receive 15 percent off when you call for your estimate on any of our services.


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C2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS / Friday, October 9, 2013 DAILY COMMERCIAL / Friday, October 11, 2013 Saturday and Sunday October 12 & 13 from Noon to 3pmNew Carpet, paint and kitchen appliances bring this 3/2/2 Brick home to the forefront. It sits on almost 1/2 acre close to Lake Harris and shopping. West side of Hwy 27 midway between CR 48 and Lake Harris. a weekly feature in the Friday Real Estate Section. Its available for your Press Releases, Educational Milestones, Office Openings, and other pertinent announcements for the real estate industry. Please send your information to: to have your information considered for this section. Photos welcome.(People, Places & Events) PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS REAL ESTATE NEWSAshton Woods has homes underwayORLANDO Ashton Woods Homes has started building two new readyto-move-in homes at Oakland Park in its newest community in West Orlando located between the town of Oakland and Winter Garden. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes, said both new homes are Ashton Woods two-story Chestnut oor plan that offers three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths in 2,399 square feet of living space. One home will be completed in December priced at $356,530, and one will be completed in January and priced at $357,016. Roche said Ashton Woods Homes offers seven oor plans at Oakland Park in one and two-story designs with three and four bedrooms, two and two-and-a-half baths ranging from 1,971 square feet of living area to 3,250 square feet, priced from $282,990 to $390,990. Oakland Park, located on Oakland Avenue off Plant Street, is convenient to major arterial roadways, schools, shopping and dining. Call Michael Roche, at Ashton Woods Homes OrlandoTampa, 407-647-3700; or email to MRoche@ ashtonwoodshomes. com for information. Industry icon joins CrossmanORLANDO Crossman and Company has announced that Blaine Strickland, one of the most respected leaders and educators in the real estate industry has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Strickland will lead Crossman and Companys leasing division for the southeast. Strickland, a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, has worked with some of the countrys largest developers and undertaken a variety of projects across Florida. Prior to joining Crossman and Company, Strickland was an adjunct professor at the University of Florida in the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina. In 2003, Strickland formed his own company, Remora Partners and actively syndicated several projects, assembling more than $300 million in debt and equity. In 2007, he became a CCIM instructor and has worked as a coach for numerous broker age rms nationally. Blaine is one of the most respected coaches, mentors and leaders in the industry. We are thrilled to have him on our team, stated John Crossman, president of Crossman and Company. Blaine embodies what we are about service, education, and community. The Crossman platform is unique in the industry, and has proven to be very effective for our clients. I look forward to working with the Crossman team as we strive for an even higher level of service, Strickland remarked.ORRA invites veterans to classORLANDO All active military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families are invited to learn about homeownership opportunities at a free workshop, hosted by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, from 11:30 / a.m. to 1:30 / p.m., at the VFW Post No. 4287, 3500 S. Goldenrod Road, in Orlando. Seating is limited, and reservations are required for the event by calling 407-513-7268 or e-mail education@ by Thurs., Oct. 10. Realtors are devoted to meeting the homeownership needs of all our citizens, says ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant, USMC (Ret.), owner-broker of Global Realty International. It is an honor and a duty for ORRA and our Realtors to help those who serve our country achieve the American dream of homeownership. The workshop will present information about VA benets and the various homeownership programs, resources, and services available to military personnel.Sonoma homes near completionNAPLES Lennar Homes is nearing completion on two fullyfurnished models at Sonoma, a village of 30 Mediterranean-style coach homes in the luxury, master-planned community of Fiddlers Creek, located just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island. Sonoma is the third neighborhood by the national homebuilder within Fiddlers Creek, building upon the success of Millbrook and Runaway Bay. Sonoma offers a choice of two unique oor plans, ranging from 1,883 airconditioned square feet to 2,141 air-conditioned square feet and offering every luxury, starting at $284,990. The rst fully-fur nished model at Sonoma is the Florence, encompassing 1,883 air-conditioned square feet. The ground-oor coach home features three bedrooms and two baths in a split oor plan, is decorated by the interior design rm of Soco Interiors, and offers a spacious living room with adjoining dining area, kitchen and breakfast nook that are ideal for entertaining family and friends. There also is a covered patio and a two-car garage, and is priced from $284,990. Also professionally decorated by Soco Interiors is the Verona, a second-oor coach home and the largest residence currently offered within Sonoma, encompassing 2,141 air-conditioned square feet, featuring three bedrooms and two baths situated around a spacious living room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining room. The master bedroom of the Verona provides an oversized walk-in closet and master bath for ultimate privacy. The home also offers a covered patio with a large three-car tandem garage, and is priced from $303,990. Each home within Sonoma will be constructed of steel reinforced concrete block with a built in wall pest control system. Exterior design features include concrete tile roofs, brick paver driveways and entryways, and automatic in-ground sprinkler system. Interior design features include GE appliances, 20 ceramic tile oors in all wet areas, granite kitchen counter tops, spacious walk-in closets, hurricane impact glass, home security system and many ener gy saving features. For information, call 239-732-9300, or go to work on offices completedORLANDO Cuhaci and Peterson Architects, Engineers, Planners based in Orlandos Baldwin Park have completed design work on a new 4,000 square foot Central Florida Oral Surgery unit in the ofce building on Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo.Royal Oak celebrates monthORLANDO Royal Oak Homes will donate $500 from each new home sale in October to Breast Cancer Research. Matt Orosz co-president of Royal Oak Homes, said Royal Oak will probably sell more than 30 new homes during October in nine Central Florida communities and he hopes to contribute $15,000 to the cause. Call Royal Oak Homes at 407-206-9305 for information.NAI negotiates new office leasesORLANDO NAI Realvest recently negotiated two new leases totaling over 3,500 square feet of ofce space in East Orlando and one mixed-use campus that is now fully leased. Senior BrokerAssociate Mary Frances West, CCIM negotiated a lease agreement representing the landlord, Jeden LLC of Maitland for 2,215 square feet in University Center at the Quadrangle, 11825 High Tech Ave., suite 125. The new local tenant Acudyn was represented in the transaction by Paul Kelly and Andre Savitski of Coughlin Commercial. West represented the landlord Ripleys International LLC in a lease agreement for 1,306 square feet at La Vina Marketplace, 9161 Narcoossee Road. The lease of Suite B-201 to First American Title Company of Santa Ana, Calif. boosts the occupancy at La Vina to 100 percent. First American was represented by Richard Solik of Cushman and Wakeeld of Florida, Inc. For information, call Mary Frances West, CCIM, Senior BrokerAssociate NAI Realvest, at 407-875-9989, or email to mwest@, or go to reports new agreementALTAMONTE SPRINGS Emerson International reported it closed on a new longterm lease agreement for 2,200 square feet of Class A ofce space at 2600 Maitland Center. Zac Starkey, leasing associate at Emerson International, negotiated the lease agreement representing landlord Emerson International. Miles Architectural Group is the new tenant. For information, call Zac Starkey, commer cial associate, at 407834-9560, or email to zstarkey@emerson-us. com. ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANNScripps Howard News ServiceWell, this year we have seen some inter esting trends in interior design. Lets review some of them to see where our homes stand in comparison. Still important is per sonalization. Following the masses is not always the way to go, so if your home doesnt t in any of the following trend categories, you are probably following your own drummer and that drummer probably has a special personal beat. A relaxed look throughout the house is popular. Every room in the house should be a space that you can actually live in, which means no ultra-for mal rooms with a dont touch atmosphere. OK, so the relaxed look works nicely, particular ly with a family. But lets get down to some specics. Gilded glass is a n ish where glass is gild ed with gold or metal leaf on the back. Even though simplici ty is popular, a little bit of glamour is always welcome. This gilded glass is like jewelry for a room. Perhaps the living room or dining room would be a good place for this jewelrytype of art. Remember from past articles that brass, gold and silver have been topping the popularity list this year. Well, gilded glass is right in line with that. Weve talked about brass this year and that is because brass including antique brass has had a comeback in hardware such as fau cets and knobs. Wood ooring is al ways popular, and with good reason. It gives a rich and inviting feeling to any home. The bleached oor that is, lighter wood has made its mark this year. That same bleachedwood look has been popular as a treatment for kitchen and bath room cabinets. My goodness, I have long had bleached-wood cabinets in my kitchen. I guess what goes around comes around. What about color? I always write about col or. Well, blue has been strong this year in all aspects of interior design, from wall colors to up holstery to accessories. Navy and royal blue have been making quite an appearance this year. But blue isnt the only popular color. Emerald green, named color of the year by Pantone, has also been a hit in interi or design. Last years pattern was all about owers; this year has been all about stripes and geometrics. I wonder what next year will bring? The geometrics this year have included angles and diagonals, and this trend has been seen in fabric designs as well as wallpaper designs. Ive even seen geometrics papered onto ceilings. That can get dizzying in some cases, but to each his own, right?Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, is author of Mystery of Color. For design inquiries, write to Rosemary at Popular trends of the year


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MAUREEN GILMERScripps Howard News ServiceLong before the advent of synthetic plant foods, farmers had only two ways to make their elds more fertile. One method was to spread manure from livestock, which proved a laborintensive method that dates back to the dawn of agriculture. The other option, known as green manure, doesnt use real manure at all, but provides even better re sults. Early on, farmers learned that their crops grew better where clo ver was present. Science later explained this phe nomenon as nitrogen xation, which is preva lent among all members of the pea family, par ticularly a group known as legumes. With these crops, nitrogen is not obtained from the soil like with other plants. Instead, these species draw atmospheric ni trogen into their leaves and send it down into the roots where it moves out into the surround ing soil. Somebody got the bright idea of sowing clover all over a crop eld in the fall so it could build up nitrogen over the winter months. By spring, these plants were rich with nitrogen throughout their stems and roots. When the time came to start the new garden, the cov er crop was tilled into the ground so it decom posed, thereby infusing the soil with fresh or ganic matter and a bo nus dose of nitrogen. This practice caught on and became known as green manure. Today, sowing greenmanure cover crops in C4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS / Friday, October 9, 2013 DAILY COMMERCIAL / Friday, October 11, 2013 You dont have to pay extra for an evening service call. Munns is the home of 8 to 8 Same Great Rate. Emergency services are also available. Were there when you need us!Carl Munn24/7/365(352) 787-7741 www.munnair.com2135 US Hwy 441/27Fruitland Park, FL LOCATION: 100 Melody Lane, Leesburg FEATURES: Mid Fl. Lakes LISTING PRICE: $19,000 SELLING PRICE: $15,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Ed Salvatore, Sunbelt Home Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Ed Salvatore, Sunbelt Home Sales. LOCATION: 123 W. Sterling Way, Leesburg FEATURES: Mid Fl. Lakes LISTING PRICE: $43,000 SELLING PRICE: $32,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Carolyn Schottel, Sunbelt Home Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Carolyn Schottel, Sunbelt Home Sales. PROPERTY TRANSFERS PHOTOS BY SHNSThis green manure was drill-seeded so that the entire eld benets from soil protection, increased organic matter and a bonus of nitro gen. Strawberry clover is a green manure crop to improve soils, with a bonus of pink owers that make excellent tea. These beautiful purple owers are from a strain of hairy vetch un der analysis by the USDA for improved green manure varieties.Yardsmart: Green manure for lazy gardenersSEE GREEN | C6


SOUTH LAKE PRESS / Friday, October 9, 2013 DAILY COMMERCIAL / Friday, October 11, 2013 C5 PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 166 Paradise North, Leesburg FEATURES: Molokai LIST ING PRICE: $45,000 SELLING PRICE: $43,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Carolyn Schottel, Sunbelt Home Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Carolyn Schottel, Sunbelt Home Sales. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation lot, Great room, split 2BR/2BA, den, huge Florida room, 2 car garage. 1,994 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $139,900 SELLING PRICE: $133,500 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 706 Palm Avenue, Leesburg FEATURES: 4BR/2BA/1 with approximately 2,796 sq. ft. Large Palmora Park screened enclosed pool home. Located on large lot with fenced back yard. LISTING PRICE: $214,900 SELLING PRICE: $187,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Carole Rohan, Coldwell Banker /All Village Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation view, Pool home, Great room, split 3BR/4BA, 2 car garage. 2,381 sq. ft. LIST ING PRICE: $333,900 SELLING PRICE: $299,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation view, Great room, 2BR/2BA, 1.5 car garage. 1,609 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $124,900 SELLING PRICE: $105,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dawn Brooks, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Great room, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage. 1,729 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $132,000 SELLING PRICE: $128,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: ERA Tom Grizzard Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 5309 Fantasy Way, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,884 sq.ft. courtyard home in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $175,000 SELLING PRICE: $175,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Mor ris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Simon Ambose, Discover Florida. LOCATION: 27330 Orchid Glade Street, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,791 sq. ft. CBS in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $150,000 SELLING PRICE: $137,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Alex Vonhartman, Century 21 Carlino Realty. LOCATION: 5446 Sea Leopard, Tavares FEATURES: Royal Harbor Spacious 3BR/2BA warm, inviting and totally ready to call home. LIST ING PRICE: $169,500 SELLING PRICE: $167,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Roxanne Logan, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marlene Cook, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. LOCATION: 22220 Oxford Heights Drive., Leesburg FEATURES: 1,864 sq.ft. all tiled home in Royal Highlands. LISTING PRICE: $199,000 SELLING PRICE: $189,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brenda Flagg, Vangie Berry. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: 28944-22 Hubbard, Street, Leesburg FEATURES: Cypress Creek LISTING PRICE: $34,900 SELLING PRICE: $24,000 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Ed Salvatore, Sunbelt Home Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:


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C8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS / Friday, October 9, 2013 DAILY COMMERCIAL / Friday, October 11, 2013 LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Invincible roof, cathedral ceilings, water ltration system, 10x20 shed/workshop LISTING PRICE: $24,000 SELLING PRICE: $17,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Judy Nicker son, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Bonnie Perotti, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: 351 Twelve Oaks Drive, Winter Springs FEATURES: Exceptional 5BR/3.5BA pool home on premium waterfront lot. LISTING PRICE: $429,000 SELLING PRICE: $400,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Kathleen Gallagher McIver, Re/Max Town and Country. LOCATION: 124 Compass Rose Drive, Groveland FEATURES: 3BR/2BA home with 2,110 sq. ft. Spacious and full of light, with a split bedroom oor plan, formal living and dining areas, and patio access from the master bedroom. LISTING PRICE: $169,900 SELLING PRICE: $165,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Ana Maria Hofer, Watson Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Great room, 3 BR/2BA, 2 car garage. 2,121 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $219,500 SELLING PRICE: $207,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. SELLING OFFICE: Discover Florida Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation lot, Great room, split 2 BR/2BA, den, huge Florida room, 2 car garage. 1,994 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $139,900 SELLING PRICE: $133,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 7818 Sloewood Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 4BR/2BA, 2,156 sq. ft.Stacked stone exterior and beautiful landscaping. Living & dining, plus family room open to kitchen with granite & SS appl. 12x23 screened, covered lanai, in addition to 12x30 screened area with lovely plantings & re pit. LISTING PRICE: $169,000 SELLING PRICE: $162,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Loretta Maimone, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Jim Richardson, ERA-Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Golf Course views, formal rooms, family room, double master, den, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage. 2,586 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $239,000 SELLING PRICE: $239,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dawn Brooks, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 13133 Biscayne Drive, Grand Island FEATURES: 3BR/2BA with 1,700 +/sq. ft. of living space. Built in 2003 owners maintain with great care. Patio area, fruit trees, workshop w/electric and an R/V pad. LISTING PRICE: $159,900 SELLING PRICE: $150,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lauren Fickett, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Joanne Tosi, Charles Rutenburg. LOCATION: 3633 Serena Lane FEATURES: 3BR/2BA home with 1,677 sq. ft. Split oor plan offers spacious living. Plenty of community amenities in quiet, gated community. LISTING PRICE: $199,000 SELLING PRICE: $190,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Pam Potenza, Coldwell Banker SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. LOCATION: 29 Cove Lane, Eustis FEATURES: 2BR/2BA, 1,172 sq. ft., Lake Woodward access townhome has high ceilings with a large skylight and open oor plan. Well-equipped kitchen, walk-in closet and A/C Flor ida room. Utility room with washer/dryer hook-ups and additional stor age space. Deck and lush yard. Community gazebo, dock, shing pier and sandy beach. Convenient location. LISTING PRICE: $85,000 SELLING PRICE: $76,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Loretta Maimone, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Loretta Maimone, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty. LOCATION: 14829 Margaux Drive, Clermont FEATURES: 3BR/2BA home with 1,060 sq. ft. Spacious and functional oor plan with dine-in kitchen, ample family room, and huge screened-in lanai and tiled Florida Room. No rear neighbors and beautiful green views.LISTING PRICE: $115,000 SELLING PRICE: $115,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Michael Sieg, Prudential Results Realty. LOCATION: 608 Fannich Ct., Leesburg FEATURES: 2BR/2BA Located in the Scottish Highlands Community. Nice home that needs a little TLC. LISTING PRICE: $45,000 SELLING PRICE: $41,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Valerie Foerst, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Bill Casey, Coldwell Banker-Camelot. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Great room, split 3BR/2BA, huge Florida room, 2 car garage. 2,180 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $144,900 SELLING PRICE: $142,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Real Living All Solutions Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation views, 3BR/2BA, double carport. 1,456 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $79,000 SELLING PRICE: $70,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Great room, split 2BR/2BA, 1.5 car garage. 1,600 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $127,900 SELLING PRICE: $124,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. SELLING OFFICE: JC Penney Realty.PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 1226 Demoiselle Street, Groveland FEATURES: 3BD/2BA 1,805 sq. ft. Beautiful & Affordable with many extras and oversized fenced yard. Great Location. LISTING PRICE: $139,900 SELLING PRICE: $139,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: William Kolb, Real Living RE Solutions. LOCATION: 129 S. Lake Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: Mid Fl. Lakes LISTING PRICE: $35,900 SELLING PRICE: $30,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Ed Salvatore, Sunbelt Homes Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Carolyn Schottel, Sunbelt Home Sales. LOCATION: 705 Kimberly Avenue, Leesburg FEATURES: Bonre LIST ING PRICE: $39,000 SELLING PRICE: $30,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: David Siracusaan, Sunbelt Home Sales. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Peggy Coven, Remax Realty Centre.


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