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rfnttbnntttbf VETERANS SALUTE, RIDE & TRIBUTE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2NDRegister online or in person at Stormy Hill Phone: 352-326-2623LEARN TO RIDE! TEST RIDEANY BIKE ANY TIME SEE PAGE B4 REMEMBER WHEN | B1SPORTS:High-octane offense leads Raiders to win WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 50 NEWST AND INSIDECLASSIFIED B8 CROSSWORDS B2 DEATHS A9 REAL ESTATE C1 REMEMBER WHEN B1 SPORTS B4 VOICES A4WORD ON THE STREE T A2SOUTH LAKE PRESSV OLUME 98, NO. 44 3 SECTIOn N S 2008, HALIFAX Media Group All rights reservedwww. PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage Paid Clermont, FL Permit #280 Postal Customer Clermont, FL 34711 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writerlivi.stanford@dailycommercial.comFederal Transit Administration funding has been approved to restart a Clermont to Osceo la County bus route that was cancelled in recent weeks, county ofcials said. Lake County is drafting an agreement with LYNX to restore the service, County Manager Da vid Heath said Friday afternoon The LYNX 55 bus route, which several hundred Lake residents rely on to get to work, runs from Cagan Crossings along U.S. Highway 192 to the Osceola Square Mall. Along the way it passes Cel ebration and Old Town. Lake County commissioners this week unan imously voted to approve a major update to the Lake-Sumter Transit Development Plan, which includes reinstating the bus route by 2014 if the FTA covers most of the costs. However, the route ROXANNE BROWN Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comWith just about one more week until Elec tion Day, voters are preparing to hit the polls where the ballots have been set with the names of candidates vying for a chance to serve their communities via city/town coun cils across South Lake County. This year, the mix in cludes rematches be tween current and former mayors in Mascotte, Minneola and Montverde. Other instances throughout South Lake include for mer council members looking to get back on board, a few newbies and several incum bents ghting to retain their positions. Voters voices will be heard Nov. 5. In Clermont, Lake Countys most Staff ReportThere are a lot of risks involved with starting a small business, which is why 50 to 70 percent fail in this country in the rst 18 months, statistics show. But there was no risk when Green Light Fire Bag in Mont verde agreed to put Erik Ole sen to work as part of intern ship funded by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). In fact, company Vice President David Hidalgo liked Olesen so much he agreed to hire him part LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writerlivi.stanford@dailycommercial.comIf Lake County Commission er Sean Parks plan comes to fruition, 16,000 acres in the southeast corner of the coun ty will be unlike anything else this area has ever seen. It would be a hub for hightech health care jobs and other industries. It would also attract people who like to bike, walk and enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. The area, which has multiple landowners, has been called the last big chunk of undeveloped land in the county. The area is bounded by State Road 50 (to the north), U.S. Highway 192 (to the south), U.S. Highway 27 (to the west), and the Orange County line (to the east). Surrounded by major throughways and within close proximity to the city of Orlando and the theme parks, it is the prime spot to bring jobs to the region, said Parks, who is leading the effort to implement the Wellness Way Sector Plan. The land has been comprised primarily of agricultur al acreage, mainly used to produce citrus in the 1980s. But, the plan is not just focused on economic development, Parks added. It is diversifying our economy, and protecting and improving the quality of life, he said pointing to the plans emphasis on alternative vehicular components. The plan is in its early stages, with a draft recently submitted to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Board members met last week to review the draft. Funding for development could come from private or state sources, but the county is not investing its own money the plan, county ofcials said. County ofcials are planning a joint meeting in the future with ofcials from the city of Clermont concerning the plans objectives. Economists and ofcials alike believe the plan will diversify the economy and help recruit a broad sector of industries to the region, primarily healthcare to the south part of the county. But, ofcials said the challenge remains how to get from Point A to B in developing the project while the fragile economy still recovers.A VISIONIn 2011, 24 major landowners living within the boundar ies of the sector plan contributed $175,000 toward funding a study. Since then, the landowners continue to weigh in on the plan.Big plan for a lot of land LIVI STANFORD / DAILY COMMERCIALFrom left, Commissioner Sean Parks and Clermont City Manager Darren Gray discuss the Wellness Way Sector plan Friday on Schoeld Road in Clermont. SEE LAND | A5CLERMONTFeds approve funding for LYNX 55 routeSEE LYNX | A2CLERMONT South Lake seats up for grabs next weekSEE ELECTION | A7MONTVERDEDisabled man gets a green light to work PHOTO COURTESY / THE AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESErik Olesen, left, at work with David Hidalgo, vice president of Green Light Fire Bag in Montverde. SEE WORK | A2


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 352-394-8228Ron Becker, Director $675 CLERMONT Celebration of Life/All Saints Day event set for FridayCornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care invites members of the community who have lost a loved one to attend a Celebration of Life/All Saints Day program at 7 / p.m., Friday, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 574 W. Montrose St. Surviving family members will hear messages of hope and comfort from Cornerstone Hospice chaplains as well as uplifting music from the Cornerstone Hospice choir led by Isaac Deas. For information and reservations, call 888-728-6234.MINNEOLA Schoolhouse library to host readers theaterMinneola Schoolhouse Library is introducing a new program for boys ages 8-12 beginning Nov. 6 with a readers theater from 4:30 to 5 / p.m., every Wednesday, in the library garden. Each reading will be a new adventure with mythical creatures from all over the globe, and in addition to reading participants will also be making the sound effects needed for each setting. For information, call Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921.CLERMONT Congressman Daniel Webster to host town hall meetingCongressman Daniel Webster will host a town hall meeting at 2 / p.m., Nov. 8, at the Kings Ridge clubhouse, 1950 Kings Ridge Blvd., where guests will have the opportunity to share ideas and concerns with him about our federal government.WINTER GARDEN Alice Lost in Wonderland to be at Garden TheatreThe Garden Theatre announces the original world premiere of Beth Marshall Presents production of Alice Lost in Wonderland, through Sunday, at the Garden Theatre, 160 West Plant St., Winter Garden. For tickets, go to, or call 407-877-4736.CLERMONT Taste of South Lake tickets currently on saleThe South Lake Chamber of Commerce has tickets available for the third annual Taste of South Lake event taking place from 5 to 8:30 / p.m., Nov. 7, at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at www. at the Chamber, 620 W. Montrose St. in Clermont. For information, call 352-394-4191.CLERMONT Library to present Korean War veterans eventCooper Memorial Library will present A Korean War Remembrance event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, and recognizing November as National Veterans History Awareness Month from 4:30 to 7 / p.m., Nov. 7, in Room 108 at the library. For information, call Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275, or email Registration open for annual turkey trot eventRegistration to run or walk in the second annual Toyota of Clermont Turkey Trot is ongoing for the event that takes place at 8 / a.m., on Sat., Nov. 23, be ginning at the Train Depot, which sits alongside the South Lake Trail at West Avenue and Osceola Street. Participants will receive a free breakfast, and food will be available for spectators at a nominal price. To register for the race, go to www. Area Briefs What South Lake residents are saying about ...HALLOWEENWhat are you going to dress up as for Halloween?If I do, I want to be a zombie because I like zombies and Im old enough to be one now. WILLIAM YATES CLERMONT We dont do Halloween, but we dress up as char acters from the bible for Harvest Festival. I have to go as a 1775 person but I dont know yet who Im going to choose.   JORDAN ALMONTE CLERMONT Im going as a ghost face (from Scream) if I dress up because its fun and scary. ANDREW POULIN CLERMONT Word on theStreet 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 Im dressing up for Har vest Festival and I want to be an angel because when I go there, I dont like to dress up as something ungodly because we go to church afterwards. MORGAN ALMONTE CLERMONT Mark your calendars for Nov. 9 and spend a day of old-fashioned family fun at the 34th an nual Montverde Day Festival beginning with the carnival on the evening of Nov. 8, and con tinuing through Nov. 9. Live entertainment will include local talent such as the Grassy Lake Elementary Singing Stars, First Baptist Church praise band, and the Pine Ridge Elementary Bearitone Bears. Pro fessional entertainment will include the Hand Picked Band, Clemons Road, Not Just Dance!, and Hayre. Over 150 vendor booths offering food from different restaurants, antiques, a sidewalk art contest, hot dog eating contest, pony rides, raf e, train rides, and pet adoption opportunities. For information, call 407-469-2681.MONTVERDEMontverde Day Festival is Nov. 9MASCOTTEThe time to give thanks is almost here again. Because of that, Stacey Dority, president of Es ther Outreach Ministries in Mascotte is inviting families to give thanks with each other during the annual Fall Love Feast. Although the love feast is scheduled to take place on Nov. 23, Esther Ministries, a food and clothing outreach Dority founded in Mascotte, is asking that families register in advance. Please sign up if you will be attending. We need to know how much food to prepare for this great event, Dority said. To register a family, call Dority at 321-6895201 or Hyacinth Scott (the programs vice president) at 352-999-1801. The actual love feast is then scheduled to take place from 12 3 p.m. on Nov 23 at the Mas cotte Civic Center, 121 North Sunset, Mascotte. Annual Fall Love Feast scheduled for Nov. 23 ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIALOn Wednesday, the African Childrens Choir, under the umbrella of Music For Life, stopped at Hope International Church in Groveland. Met by a standing room only crowd in the church sanctuary, the chil dren sang inspirational songs in their native African languages, danced and drummed, according to their cultures. They also sang many well known hymns and songs of worship in English, but with their own twist to them.AFRICAN CHILDRENS CHOIR PERFORMS IN GROVELAND will run every hour as opposed to every half hour. Matt Friedman, spokes man for LYNX, said the FTAs approval is good news, but he emphasized there are still negotiations to be ironed out. Once everything is signed and approved, we will pres ent it to our board, he said. Once negotiations are met, the county would enter into a contract with LYNX using $95,000 in FTA fund ing. Fares of about $61,000 a year will round out the operating costs of the route. T.J. Fish, executive director of the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Orga nization, said in an email Friday that progress is be ing made to provide need ed job access. Fish added that a formal agreement is required for the bus service to resume. There is not a date cer tain set at this time, he wrote of the pending agree ment. LYNX FROM PAGE A1 time when Olesens internship expires next month. We have long believed that a strong workforce is in clusive of the talents and skills of all individuals, Hil dalgo said. We have been extremely impressed by Erics work ethic, performance and aptitude in the workplace, and are pleased to provide workplace accommodations to ensure his success. APD Employment Liaison Cindy Drew worked with Ex ecutive Director Paula Whetro of Building Block Min istries in Minneola to help arrange Olesens internship. Whetro, who has known Olesen for about seven years, is happy with his success story, especially because October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Our program is designed to assist adults with varying developmental disabilities to obtain and maintain life skills, jobs skills, indepen dence and employment opportunities, Whetro said. By working with employ ers in our community, we have been able to place our participants, like Erik, in meaningful and gainful employment positions. Green Light Fire Bag, 16449 7th St. in Montverde, is a start-up company that makes kits to start camp res. The company recent ly started production and needed help with product manufacturing. Green Light Fire Bag an ofcial product of Kampgrounds of America repurposes paper livestock feed sacks that are usually thrown away. Workers load them with USDA approved, kiln-dried rewood, and add a special blend of chemical free, eco-friendly, and sustainable materials. A small box of matches is attached to the inside of the bag to ensure it can be found when needed. The bag is then sewn shut to keep everything in place. Olesen is enjoying his new job and all of its duties. I like putting together the boxes and gluing the matches, he said. County Commissioner Sean Parks, who visited the company last month with a team from the countys Economic Development Department to offer advice and help for the start-up, was impressed with what he saw. Parks said Green Light Fire bag is selling the perfect campre to camp grounds and stores as far away as San Diego. The company can be reached at 321-322-8367 or WORK FROM PAGE A1


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A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013Politics in the United States has come to this: Averting a self-inict ed crisis even for three or four months is cause for relief. When both chambers of Congress approved a Senate-initiated plan last week, the federal governments partial shutdown ended. But the plan only funds the government through Jan. 15 and raises the debt limit until Feb. 7. The most frustrating aspect of the costly, wasteful 16-day shutdown and the ir tation with default was the simple fact that it was so easily avoidable. By the rst day of October, both Republicans and Democrats acknowledged that, if House Speaker John Boehner had allowed a vote in his chamber on a clean continuing budget resolution, the resolution would have passed. Democrats in Congress and President Barack Obama have been criticized for their unwavering support of the ACA and refusal to x its aws as part of a budget deal. The plan that was nally approved calls for appointment of a House-Senate conference committee on the budget. The credible, nonpartisan Concord Coalition issued a statement reecting just how low Congress has set the bar for governance. Americans and their representatives must recognize the difculty of this challenge: Absent unexpected economic growth at high levels, making the feder al budget and the public debt sustainable will require a balanced approach. Whether recommendations on sustainability have come from The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform or the Bipartisan Policy Center, a noted think tank, solutions lie in a mixture of spending cuts and new forms of revenue. And, for those in Washington who have forgotten, achieving that degree of balance requires principled compromise. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARDGENE 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:slpress@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. OURVIEW 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 Halifax Media Group 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. The desperate need for real compromisePope has it wrongThe Catholic church now has a Pope who refuses to condemn homosexuality. He said that his mission is not to judge, but to show mercy and love. But when someone points out what God says about any subject, it is not the individual who is judging. God made His judgment from the beginning. In Leviticus 18: 22-30, 2013; Deuteronomy 23:17-18; 1 Kings 14:24; and 2 Kings 23:7, God made it perfectly clear that homosexuality was an abomination to Him. Read Genesis 19:1-14 to see what happened to the city of Sodom and why. And under the law of Jesus Christ, they are said to be worthy of death in Romans 1:14-32, while in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:9-10, it is said that they will not inherit the kingdom of God. That means they are going to hell. With the judgment of God so clearly dened, should not the one who is supposedly Gods emissary on earth support that judgment? Surely God has not directly conveyed to him that He has changed His law, because in Malachi 3:6 God says that He does not change. When anyone refuses to remind people of agrant violations of Gods law, they are guilty of disobedience. Read the very short book of Jude, and 2 Timothy 4:1-4. So who is doing the judging? Gods word. JAMES S. FRANKLIN | Fruitland ParkLamenting the loss of the Peabody HotelPeople come from all over the globe to visit Orlando because of its uniqueness, theme parks, weather, and nearby beaches. Some of our experiences offer an edge, making it an outstanding experience. Such an attraction was the Peabody Hotel with its Ducks and Duck Master and the red carpet they walked on when making their entrance. That all came to an end with the sale of the Peabody to a competitor who had no imagination, snapping defeat right out of the jaws of victory. Why would someone take apart such an aesthetically pleasing attraction? The easy answer is to pur chase the competition and reduce it to a more manageable level, removing it as a competitive threat. You dont have to be smarter, just better funded. Along with these rewards will come the annual executive bonuses for a job well-done. Thank heaven those bonuses can be taken to the next job when this one goes south (pun intended).GEORGE TAYLOR | TavaresPresident Obama, Congress played the blame gameI have read several articles (both on the Internet and in the newspapers) and have watched hours of television leading up to and since the vote to end the government shutdown, (and whatever else was in the bill). Instead of standing up and saying, We are going to take steps and correct how we do business in Washington, D.C., both sides, Congress and the president, continued to play the blame game. The problems of how our elected ofcials do business is not going to go away until the voice of the people is both heard and acted upon in the nations capital. The voters sent senators and representatives there to carry out their wishes, not to vote based on their own wants and desires. I will proudly state that I am a conservative. I am proud of those in Congress who stood their ground and voted against this bill that only adds more problems down the road. If you polled the voters in their districts Im sure you would nd that these representatives and senators did exactly what their constituents wanted. Can those who voted to kick the can down the road say the same? I wonder. You see, the only way we, (yes, I mean all of us), are going to get our beloved nation back on track is to stand up for what we know is right and place only those in ofce who will do the same. WILLIAM F. EADS | Leesburg LETTER of the WEEK YOURVOICESLETTERS TO THE EDITORFILE PHOTO


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 Everybody has an opinion on what needs to go out there, said Jim Karr, one of the landowners. The goal is to balance all of those wants. At the same time, whatever the plan is, it needs to be successful. Karr, who has property in Orange and Lake counties, said there is so much potential for growth in the sector plan area. Clermont City Manager Darren Gray said Wellness Way is an opportunity to put a comprehensive plan together collaboratively with county, city and landowners. We dont want government to dictate what goes on, but to assist and be at the table, he said Friday. Clermont is an important partner, as almost two-thirds of the sector plan, will be in the city after annexation. We recognized the Clermont area could be used to create a job center, said Ray San Fratello, president of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. We want to make sure the city can annex some of the land. Parks said he believed strongly in the idea since campaigning for ofce in 2010. It stemmed from the fact that there had been so many big questions and controversies about growth in the area and how to handle it, he said. It is a chance to move away from relying on housing. The plan includes both mixed-use subur ban and mixed-use ur ban development, with a higher emphasis on job creation. In order to provide employment for Lake County, we need at least two jobs or one-and-a-half jobs per household, in the plans region, said Brian Sheahan, project manager. Now, there is roughly a half-job per household.TRANSPORTATIONSince 2008 there has been discussion about coordinating transportation decisions and job creation efforts in the western area of Orange County and southeastern por tion of Lake County, according to the plans goals. There are plans for a new Wellness Way cor ridor to run from U.S. 27 to SR 429, right in the center of the sector plan. In its list of 2014 Legislative Priorities, the county cited the proposed four lanes Wellness Way corridor as a major arterial roadway supported by other collector roads in the 16,000-acre sector plan that will provide economic benet to Lake and other surrounding counties. Parks said, The plan for the road has been in place for a couple of years but we realized you cant just ask for money to build a road. You have to have an economic development plan attached to it. While the corridor would serve as the main arterial roadway, Hancock Road and Hartle Road would serve as major collector roads, extending to ward the south end of the county.QUALITY OF LIFEThe goals of the plan state its primary priority is placed on providing a safe, comfortable and attractive environment for pedestrians and bicyclists with convenient access to transit. Proposals include implementing two regional parks and a bicycle trail between Orange County and Louisa State Park. Parks also hopes to assist Dreamplex, a one of a kind facility for sports and training for the disabled, with locating to the area. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Floridas Institute for Economic Competitiveness and a consultant to Littlejohn Engineering Associates the rm awarded the project said quality of life is paramount to whether someone moves to a region. I think that the quality of life issues are more important to people that are looking to locate outside the core of the metro region, he said.TARGET INDUSTRIESThere are a broad number of industries the county hopes to attract to the region, including agriculture, leisure and hospitality, human performance, sports medicine and sports training facilities and research facilities. The research shows that health and life sciences, warehouse and distribution, business services and nance and light manufactur ing will be the target industries, said Robert Chandler, Lakes director of economic development and tourism. Snaith said he believes the healthcare industry would be drawn to the area because, in part, of the nearly National Training Center and South Lake Hospital. Wellness Way revealed the hand that the health care sector has been a factor in Florida that grew throughout the recession, Snaith said, explaining it has been less impacted by the economys slow rebound. Healthcare is not something you can delay until the recession is over. With the demographics of our region and state with an older population, the demand for health services rises. The Affordable Care Act could also factor in, he said. Dependent on how it plays out it could seep into the demand for health care services, he said. That demand for health ser vices will create the hubs. Early stages of development could be funded through a special assessment and/or state funds. The biggest misper ception is the county is speculatively spending money on roads and infrastructure in hopes of encouraging development, Parks said.CHALLENGESBecause the sector plan is located on some of the highest recharge areas to the Floridian aquifer, according to the draft proposal, there is concern about water resources. Peggy Cox, of the Alliance to Protect Water Resources, wrote in a letter to commissioners that the plan has a lack of specic recommendations for protection of critical water resources in the sector plan area, and the lack of specic requirements for the water supply needs of the future. Parks and ofcials said they are addressing this issue. One of the top goals is an alternative water supply, Parks said. None of the landscaping irrigation needs should be met with groundwater supplies Other challenges involve implementing such a large plan in a recovering economy. Snaith said factors such as the ongoing discussions in Washington on the debt ceiling, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the short-term plan to keep the government open all play a part in the plans progress. There are a large number of things outside the regions control that have an impact on what is happening in the regions economy, he said. Sheahan said another challenge is making sure all aspects of the plan are balanced. It is always a challenge to ensure you are providing for adequate growth and economic growth for the future residents of Lake County while at the same time balancing private property rights and ensuring future development has the ability to get adequate public infrastructure and services without being a burden on the taxpayer, he said. LAND FROM PAGE A1


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 255 Waterman Avenue Mount Dora, FL 32757 Snowbirds returning to Waterman Village can jump right back into the active, independent and secure lifestyle they love. No need to spend time dragging out patio furniture, restocking the refrigerator for the next meal, checking batteries, and cleaning or airing out the house. Our staff takes care of all the details and has your house ready for your return! Dont wait another season to join us.Arrange a visit to Waterman Village today: MINNEOLA Ex-Big Leaguer joins anti-bullying effort Staff ReportFormer Major League Baseball star Johnny Damon is working with Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders and his school resource deputies to help stop bullying and raise aware ness about bullying. Damon met with Borders and re source deputies Wednesday after noon at Lake Minneola High School to get the word out. Photographs of the meeting will likely be used on billboards, the sheriffs ofce website, and the sheriffs Facebook and Twitter accounts to help send the message that bullying will not be tol erated and there are avenues of help. Our message is clear ... tell some one if you are being bullied. This can be a parent, a teacher, or school ad ministrator, or anyone you feel comfortable with, Borders said. Our school resource deputies and school administrators have procedures in place to effectively deal with bullies; we dont want our kids to think they have no options and that bullying has to be accepted. Damons celebrity status should help get the attention of thousands of young people throughout the county and beyond, Borders be lieves. Damon spent 18 years as a Ma jor League Baseball player, during which he played on two World Se ries championship teams: the 2004 Boston Red Sox and the 2009 New York Yankees. He now lives in Central Florida. Staff reportOfcials in Lake and some sur rounding counties are going to have to work together to nd an additional 250 million gallons a day of fresh water to meet the next two decades projected demand, but its unclear what the sources will be, according to one ofcial with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. We have to develop strategies that will not demand increased groundwater, said Mark Hammond, director of the districts Re source Management Division. Tentative information shows that the ve-county region, in cluding Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Polk counties, grew in water consumption from 300 million gallons a day in 1960 to 800 million gallons a day in 2010. This consumption is at or near its capacity to tap the aquifer, Ham mond said. Meanwhile, the projected water need is expected to grow to 1.1 bil lion gallons per day by 2035, Hammond said. This is why the Central Florida Water Initiative was creat ed to come up with long-term water supply solutions. In addition to representatives from the St. Johns River Water Management District, South Flor ida Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water Man agement District, whose boundaries all meet in the Central Flor ida area, this water initiative will involve local governments, and representatives from industrial, agricultural and environmental in terest groups, Hammond said. There will be discussion of a draft water supply plan at a public meeting from 4-7 / p .m. on Dec. 12 at Clermont Community Center, 620 W. Montrose Street, Clermont. The discussion comes before the various water management dis tricts governing board meetings later that month. Swiftmuds Governing Board will consider a draft plan Dec. 17, H ammond said. Tom Palmer of the Halifax Media Group contributed material to this report.Officials: Solving water use issue will require cooperationpopulous city, twoterm councilman Keith Mullins, a downtown Clermont business owner, is being chal lenged by Frank Nie mi, a real estate agent in Clermont. In Seat 2, incumbent Ray Goodgame, a re tired engineer won the primary and is unopposed in the general election. Groveland will also be on the ballot with 2 seats, broken up by dis tricts, up for re-election. In District 4, it is incumbent councilman Jared Mincey, a re ghter/paramedic with Lake and Orange coun ties who has served one term on the council, be ing challenged by for mer City Council mem ber Evelyn Wilson. In District 2, incumbent Councilman James Smith, an edu cator with the Hillsbor ough School District Schools who has served as a city councilman for several terms and who formerly held the honor of having been elected as the citys rst black mayor in 2004. In nearby Mascotte, seat 3 the mayoral seat has three candidates: Incumbent May or Tony Rosado, an ad vertising professional; Barbara Krull, a re tail professional in Cl ermont and current councilwoman on seat 1; and Feliciano Felix Ramirez, an employ ee with Lake Coun ty Schools and former Mascotte mayor, who was previously defeated by Rosado. Seat 1 will be served by Alberto Dominguez, who ran unopposed after Krull, who currently occupies the seat, de cided to run for mayor. Newcomer Steven Shefeld, who also ran unopposed when cur rent councilman Ste phen Elmore decided not to run again, will occupy seat 5. Minneolas races also include a former may or, David Yeager, who owns Incident Man agement Solutions, challenging Debbie Flinn, a pro shop manager and former councilwoman vying for the chance to sit on seat 3, the citys mayoral seat. Yeager and Flinn will be challenging existing mayor Pat Kelley who works in business security with Disney. in the 2011 election, Kelley defeated Yeager for the mayoral spot. Seat 1 and 5 were also up for re-election, but council members Pam Serviss and Joe Saun ders will remain for two more years, since no other candidates led to run against them. Montverde has three at-large town council seats up for re-election. Incumbent councilmen Glenn Burns, owner of a consult ing company, and Jim Pierce, a technical operations head, are be ing challenged by Christopher Hopkins, a business safety consul tant and Arthur Nix, an engineer. For the mayoral seat, current mayor and in cumbent Tony Bennett, an independent produce broker who has served two terms, is be ing challenged by Billy Bates, an adjuster and current councilman and Dale Heathman, a semi-retired real estate agent and former town mayor, previously de feated by Bennett. ELECTION FROM PAGE A1 SUBMITTED PHOTOEx-Big Leaguer Johnny Damon, in the white shirt, met with Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders, sec ond from the left in the front row, and resource deputies Wednesday afternoon at Lake Minneola High School to get the word out that school bullying is unacceptable.


A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 CHAMBER AWARDS & NEWS The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently honored South Lake High School Principal Rob McCue (right) with a Gem of the Hills Award for his outstanding contributions to the community. McCue played a significant role in the Chambers Job Readiness Program, which teaches high-school students how to have a successful job interview. McCue previously was principal at East Ridge High School and was Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Lake County. Michelle Michnoff (left), chair of the Community Relations Committee, presented the award. The Chamber and Ameriprise Financial recognized Clermont Police Officer David Colon (center) with an Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented by Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway (left) and Wesley Reed (right) with Ameriprise Financial. Colon has spearheaded numerous crime-prevention efforts. He also helped organize the citys National Night Out program, which drew 4,000 people. Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory with a magical ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store, located at 2393 S. Highway 27 in Clermont, has a special process that freezes ice cream on the spot before your eyes. More about the store at New Beginnings founders Steve and Linda Smith (center) helped cut the ribbon, as the Chamber celebrated the nonprofits new Learning and Development Center at 792 E. Montrose St. in Clermont. New Beginnings has many programs to help homeless people. More about their work at Chamber Ambassadors welcomed EJK Consulting Solutions and owner Ed Klaczak with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chamber headquarters following a recent First Friday Connection networking event. For more about the consulting services available, call 772-834-4084. Dr. Tri Huynh, D.O., and his staff celebrated with the Chamber Ambassadors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his office located at 3105 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite B, in Clermont. For information about his practice and services, call 352-243-6607.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 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. DEATH NOTICESAlbert Davis BonoskyAlbert Davis Bonosky, 88, of Grand Island, died Monday, October 21, 2013. Hamlin & Hil bish Funeral Directors.Russell Bryan BowlingRussell Bryan Bowling, 50, of Umatilla, died October 21, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Harry Clark CheeverHarry Clark Cheever, 62, of Zellwood, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Genevieve M. CosimanoGenevieve M. Cosi mano, 84, of The Villages passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. Arrangements are en trusted to Banks/PageTheus Funeral Home, Wildwood.Napoleon (Poke) GradyNapoleon (Poke) Grady, 69, of Wildwood, Fl passed Monday, Oct.21,2013 Jacobs Fu neral Home.David Lee GreenDavid Lee Green, 71, of Coleman, died Friday, October 18, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Susan Sheller HoffmanSusan Sheller Hoffman, 65, of Astor, died Wedneday, October 23, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Cotus Coty HutchisonCotus E. Coty Hutchison, 54, of Leesburg died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. PageTheus Funerals & Cre mations, Leesburg.Peggy Marie LanizzaniPeggy Marie Lanizzani, 75, of Umatilla, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Hamlin & Hil bish Funeral Homes.Kenneth Dale LongKenneth Dale Long, 69, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory.Edwin Lavern MorseEdwin Lavern Morse, 89, of Bradenton, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg.Howard Parracino, Jr.Howard Parracino, Jr., 79, of Deland, died Monday, October 21, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Cyrus Howard PendletonCyrus Howard Pendleton, 78, of The Villages passed away Satur day, October 19, 2013. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/PageTheus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.Coram J. Rimes, Sr.Coram J. Rimes, Sr., 87, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Pastells Mortu ary.David John Smith, Sr.David John Smith, Sr., 68, of Astor, died Monday, October 21, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.James R. ThomasJames R. Thomas, 69, of Leesburg, died Tues day, October 22, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations.Mary TuranyiMary Turanyi, 90, of The Villages, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.Harry Clyde TurneyHarry Clyde Turney, 88, of Summereld, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. PageTheus Funerals & Cre mations.IN MEMORY Vets find new calling in police work MILLARD K. IVES / DAILY COMMERCIALABOVE: Austin Rumbly, second from left, followed by Kursten French, center, are two military veterans in the current class of the basic law enforcement academy at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety in Tavares. BELOW: French, who spent four years in the Marines, is one of several military veterans in the class. MILLARD K. IVES Staff Writermillard.ives@dailycommercial.comWith the Afghan istan war end ing and mili tary branches starting massive reductions, thousands of soldiers are returning home to the civilian work force. So it was no surprise when the basic law enforcement academy at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety in Tavares kicked off its current class this summer with 25 candidates, almost a third were military veter ans. They have gone to combat, own helicopters, been on condential missions, forced their way into homes, invaded ar eas with their infantry platoons, picked off enemies as snipers and dealt with other stresses of war. And, they feel right at home becoming a law enforcement ofcer. I wanted something engaging, something in which I could still remain active, said 23-year-old recruit Anthony Gonzalez, who served in the Army from 2007 to 2012, and spent almost a year in Iraq and 10 months in Afghanistan. Its difcult to place a precise number of military veterans in law enforcement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lump their numbers with war dens, school crossing guards and other security jobs. But the agency reports the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veter ans was 7.7 percent in July, up from 7.2 per cent in June. Anthony Lee joined the Navy in 2006 as a helicopter pilot and said he was released in 2012 because of nancial cutbacks. But Lee, who grew up in Minneola, had problems nding a job as a helicopter pilot in the civilian workforce and decided to join the basic law enforcement academy. Being a police can be stressful, but it is a different kind of stress than being in the military, said the 29-yearold Lee, who hopes to become a pilot with the Lake County Sher iffs Ofce. Taking military skills to a civilian agency that has a similar structure can be appealing. At a recent job fair for military veterans at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory near downtown Leesburg, Dan Jonas, a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol worked as one


A10 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 LOOKING FOR PARTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-6111rfntbI have parts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair service too! r A 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. Sponsored by the South Lake Art League


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A11 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 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 IRSTBAPTISTCHURCH GROVELAND Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Services 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:30 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 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 WOODLANDSLUTHERAN 15333 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 Places Spiritual Worship forSouth Lake South LakeGathering Places Spiritual Worship for 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 Clermont Toastmasters would like to congratulate, from left, Montel Walker (Most Improved), Wen dy Stone (Best Table Topics and Best Evaluator), Danette Nicholas (Best Speaker), and Marjorie Benjamin, acting club president at the Oct. 21 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church at 100 Minnehaha Ave. in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495.CLERMONT | TOASTMASTERS PROVIDED PHOTOOn Oct. 17 the South Lake Jr. Womans Club hosted its annual open house that included an Night Out At The Movies themed evening. The club meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The local non-prot 501(c)(3) organization volunteers for community projects, provides scholarships for women, and is also the host this year for the second annual Holiday of Hopes Festival being held from noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 23, at Waterfront Park on Nov. 23 sup porting less fortunate children during the holiday season. For information about the club, call Aimee Stanley at 239-220-7271 or email SOUTH LAKE | NIGHT OUT


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A13 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 212 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748 732 Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712 This quarterly covers all aspects of the great outdoors in Central Florida. Informative articles on a variety of topics including:Marinas Cycles Golf Running Trucks RVs Boating Hunting Fishing Guns Hiking Biking Horses Parks Festivals Pawn Shops Apparel Restaurants Golf Carts CampingThis is a great opportunity to advertise your outdoor products and services in a quarterly publication read by your target marketLake-Sumter Outdoors 50,000 Copies distributed throughout Lake, Sumter, Marion and Orange counties. THEMESMay Adventure August Travel November Gear Format: Tabloid Deadline: November 1stFor advertising information contact your Daily Commercial or South Lake Press Media Sales Representative at (352) 365-8200. PROVIDED PHOTO Groveland Elementary School thoughtful terric kids are Annabelle Hardy, Sarah Ortiz, Natalie Rudolph, Jacob James-Fahie, Alisa Persaud, Dalton Jones, Cayden Crockett, Melina Premchard, Jordyn Tarquine, Cassidy Brittain, Stephen Beck, Anthony Iorio, Kiara Lantigua, Juan Sepulveda, Grace Rutzebeck, Natalia Bartko, Ryan Pettaway, Justin Guiterrez, Mattie Hattaway, Amber McGhee, Samantha Marquez, Neel Shah, Bazil Tillis, Jaylen Wilson, Cassandra Russell, Isabella Iadone, Luis Franciso Guevera, Christo pher Turmel, Oscar Perez, Alba Rivas, Daniel Reedy and Austin Cipriano. The principal is Kimberly Sneed-Jarvis. The Kiwanians are Pauline Wallace, Alan Garcia and Dave Lofgren.GROVELAND ELEMENTARY | TERRIFIC KIDS PROVIDED PHOTOGov. Rick Scott has announced the reappointment of Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring, headmaster, at Montverde Academy, to the South Lake County Hospital District Board of Trustees for a term that began on Oct. 15 and ends on July 5, 2017. Kesselring has been the headmaster of Montverde Academy since 1999. He is a member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake. He received his bachelors degree from Dickinson College, masters degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his doctor of education from California Coast University.MONTVERDE | KESSELRING Officials: Solving water use issue will require cooperation Staff reportOfcials in Lake and some surrounding counties are going to have to work togeth er to nd an addition al 250 million gallons a day of fresh water to meet the next two de cades projected demand, but its unclear what the sources will be, according to one ofcial with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. We have to develop strategies that will not demand increased groundwater, said Mark Hammond, di rector of the districts Resource Management Division. Tentative information shows that the ve-county region, in cluding Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Polk counties, grew in water consumption from 300 million gallons a day in 1960 to 800 million gallons a day in 2010. This consumption is at or near its ca pacity to tap the aqui fer, Hammond said. Meanwhile, the projected water need is ex pected to grow to 1.1 billion gallons per day by 2035, Hammond said. This is why the Central Florida Water Initiative was created to come up with longterm water supply so lutions. In addition to rep resentatives from the St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District and Southwest Flori da Water Management District, whose bound aries all meet in the Central Florida area, this water initiative will involve local governments.


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Ann DupeeREMEMBER WHENA 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 30, 2013 www.southlakepress.comCOMMUNITYProudly servingCLERMONT, MINNEOLA, GROVELAND, MASCOTTE and MONTVERDE YOUR CONTACT FOR LOCAL NEWSSTAFF WRITER . ...................... ROXANNE BROWN TELEPHONE . .................................... 394 FAX .................................................. 394-8001 E-MAIL . .... %  en HOMETOWN: Minneola %  en OCCUPATION: Very proud member of the Cornerstone Music family. %  en FAMILY: Gayle and Marty Payne, Clifton and Darlene Muszynski. What do you enjoy most about South Lake County? Being located here helps fuel both my passions, shing and music! So much talent surrounds us in this small section of the county, every day it seems were meeting someone new who is creating some new form of music, its very exciting to be apart of. Id be remiss not to mention the lakes though, talk about some good shing! 1. If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be? Lifes one big game with no reset button, choose wisely but have fun! 2. Name a person or incident youve come across recentFROM THE FILES | 42 YEARS AGO 1971Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet YourNEIGHBORKRIS MUSZYNSKI ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comEach year around this time, Lois Skipper, owner of the Hens Nest, a longstanding Min neola store and treasure hunters paradise, can be seen getting ready for her annual Holiday Open House. This year is no different, and according to Lois, customers at the event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until all shoppers are done browsing the store) Saturday, can expect the usual selection of Christmas goods and other items, fun, prizes and most of all, her locally renowned Hens Nest Punch. People know my famous punch, and thats part of the fun because I make it especially for them, Skipper said. Whenever we have any type of food for events or special occasions, we always give out our recipes. Saturdays Holiday Open House will mark the Hens Nest 17th annual event. Skipper said she and her vendors have prepared the 4,200-square-foot store, lling it with holiday dcor, Christmas trees and or naments and other winter-themed or holiday gift items. There is so much holiday merchandise, from trees and ornaments to gifts, orals and decorative pieces, plus there will be lots of goodies and door prizes, Skipper said. For 16 years, the Hens Nest has catered to the shopping needs of the community with items Skipper calls antiques, shabby chic and unique. Skipper and more than 25 vendors keep the store lled with items ranging from a large selection of quality antiques and collectibles to used, refur bished and repainted fur niture, home dcor, orals, vintage signs, Leaning Tree cards, seasonal and primitive items. During the holiday season, the vendor booths are made to look as festive as possible and are lled with a variety of holiday items, decorations and spirit. In addition, each vendor has donated an ornament to decorate a four-foot Alpine Christmas tree, donated by Skipper, that will be rafed off to one lucky GOVERNMENT NEWSThe Clermont City Council, at a special meeting Tues., Aug. 3, voted to keep the citys millage at eight, as it has been the past several years. Konsler Steel Company President Bill Williams presented the companys plan for expansion. Groveland City Council passed a motion to exchange a strip of an alleyway for a strip of land, which will enable Illinois Avenue to be continued to State Road 50. The opening of that street to S.R. 50 will make it possible for some of the school trafc to reach the school over two streets from S.R. 50 instead of only one, as is the present case. A meeting of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council was held in Winter Park to further study the proposal of establishing a service district for the Disney impact area. This would be a joint ef fort of Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk Counties. Betty Thomas reported in All Around the Town that she had just counted the white pages of the Florida Telephone Companys new directory. Since September 1965, the Lake County book has increased from 64 to 91 pages for a total of 27 additional white pages of new names.COLLISION WITH INFLATIONFlorida Power Corp, the St. Petersburg-based utility that supplies electricity to 32 Flor ida counties, has had a headon collision with ination. A.P. Perez, president, reports that net income for the rst four months of 1971 dropped 12.5 percent from the same 1970 period, from $8,240,045 to $7,213,376, despite a rise in operation revenues from $39,270,187 to $53,630,246. Per-share earnings fell from 86-cents to 75-cents.DALE SHEPARD AWARDThe South Lake Babe Ruth League has established the Dale Shepard Memorial Award that will be given each year to the outstanding allaround player. The award was established in memory of Dale Shepard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Shepard, who was recently killed by lightning while on a family vacation at Ormond Beach. Mrs. Shepard presented the rst award to Robert Teal, who also received a trophy for being the Leagues leading pitcher. Jerome Godwin received a trophy as the league leading hitter with a .440 average. The awards were presented following two ball games SEE HISTORY | B2SEE NEIGHBOR | B6MINNEOLA Hens Nest lays out its holiday offerings ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL Lois Skipper readys the Hens Nest Christmas Room for her 17th annual Holiday Open House set for 10 / a.m. to 2 / p.m. on Saturday. SEE HOLIDAY | B2


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West player 137 Some war heroes 139 Exam for jrs. 140 Hot dog breath? 141 Cabin material 142 Slay, in slang 143 CPR experts 144 TVgirl with a talking map 145 Mexican transportacin 147 ___ of beauties 149 Novelist Clancy 150 Draft org. No. 1020 RELEASE DATE: 10/27/2013 COUNTRYROAD By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123456789101112131415161718192021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 3536 3738 39 40 4142 434445 4647 48 49 50 51525354 5556 57 58 59606162 63 646566 67 68 69 707172 7374 75 76 77 78 79 80818283 84 8586 87888990 91 9293 94959697 98 99 100101102 103 104 105 106 107108 109110 111 112 113 114 115 116117118 119 120121 122 123 124 125 126127128129130 131 132133134135 136 137 138139140141142143144145 146147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 Solution on B8 held Sunday afternoon at the Municipal Park followed by a sh fry. Proceeds from the afternoons events totaled $1,000, which establishes the Dale Shepard Memorial Fund and Award. The permanent plaque will be housed at either the Cler mont Junior High School or Groveland High School depending on which area the yearly recipient is from.COUNTY ADOPTS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT RULESLake County Commissioners adopted an amendment to the County Zoning regulations in order that Planned Unit Development can be done in Lake County. A request was made by Mr. L.R. Bronson for a Conditional Use Permit on 1,700 acres on the south side of Lake Louisa, on which a Planned Unit Development is being laid out by engineering rm Gee and Jensen. Included in the rst phase would be an 18-hole golf course and single-family homes. Later plans may include town houses, a shopping center, marina, parks and a school site.NAMES IN THE NEWSWinners of the Twilight League Friday at Green Valley Country Club were: Men, low gross, Ben Jarrett; low net, Al Aiello; low putts, George Dupee; Women, low gross, Elva Hull; low net, Ann Dupee; low putts, June Carter. Receiving degrees from Lake-Sumter Community College were Brynda Clark Foster, Charles Konsler Jr. and Mark Short of Clermont and Ted Wilson of Groveland. Jack Griner was pictured with a large red grouper and large red snapper caught while shing out of Hubbards Pier at St. Petersburg Beach. Howard Kurss of Groveland was unanimously reelected chairman of the Board of Trustees of LakeSumter Community College for 1971-72. Kurss is a charter member of the College Board. Clermont was well represented at the Majorette Camp at St. Leos College in Dade City. Attending were Mary Harris, Lynn Sommer, Debbie Hazellief, Bev Franks, Betty Croncich, Sally McGuaig, Lynn Koerner, Patti Davis, Carey Judy, Julie Norman, Marilyn Butt, Winnie Lucas, Helen Staten, Cindy Sommer, Debby Steckman, Hetty May, Tammy Godwin, Becky Oswalt, Bobbi Zoppi, Peggy Bull, Carol Pilkington, Tammy Dodd, Teresa Rice, Pam Allen and Nancy Short.KEY CLUB CONVENTIONIts off to convention for Clermont High School Key Club President Dennis Thomas, Vice President Robert Hutchingson, Secretary-Treasurer Deane Mar shall, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Miller and members Fred Nyhuis, Mark Byrd and Cur tis Harrison. The third annual Florida District Seminar for Key Clubbers convenes at the States newest public university, Florida Technological University (now UCF). It is interesting to note that this school, which opened its doors with a 1968 fall enrollment of 1,500 students, expects to have 15,000 students and 2,300 faculty members by 1977. (UCF is now the second largest university in the United States.) HISTORY FROM PAGE B1 Tanya SenseneySAVINGS DIVA Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget. For information on her classes, contact her at Tanya@DivineSavings. com, or go to H alloween is the third most expen sive holiday of the year. Costumes and candy for your trick or treaters can often cre ate a spending spree as you search for lastminute costume ad ditions and repairs or emergency trips to the store for candy. Here are six tips that will help you keep those expenses to a mini mum. CANDY: Consider dollar stores rather than big box or grocery stores. Even without a coupon, you will nd what you need for less and most of the stores are open until 9 / p.m. If you nd yourself at one of the larger stores, look for the clear ance section. Most will start to place Halloween goodies there after 5 / p.m. on Oct. 31. DECORATING AND HOME DCOR: This can be a costly undertaking. But many do-it-your self options are budget friendly. One of my favorite and least expensive is to take black construction paper and tape it to the window. Have your kids cut out different pumpkin faces and then cover the back with orange construction paper. You can get a book of construction paper for less than $5 at most stores. Another option is to fashion a garland from any paper you have at home. You can nd family friendly printable stencils at or at www. PUMPKINS: At our house, we often wait until after Halloween to buy our pumpkins because they are less expensive then. Rather than carving pumpkins, let your kids paint them. You can nd craft paint at craft stores such as JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Your pumpkin will last until Thanksgiving and your kids can be creative rather than wor ried about the carving process and the ensuing mess. You can nd craft coupons on the website and Pinter est page mentioned above. Look under the DIY section of and craft pages for our Pinterest pages. COSTUMES: Buy your costumes on Nov. 1st for the 2014 holiday. Buy two sizes larger for your kids. Super heroes, princesses and many of the hot costumes will still be popular next year and you will pay 50-75 percent less. DIY: If you are searching for an idea, check out your local Goodwill store or consignment store for inexpensive ready made costumes. Use no sew glue or tape for your costumes. SHOP ON NOV. 1: Get all your Halloween products for 50-75 percent less. Check your coupons for candy, snacks, and paper products. You will often nd these products on clearance, too. Join us every Thursday morning from 9 to 11 / a.m. at the Lady Lake Chick-l-A for Coupons and Coffee, a free event. Classes are available at many locations in Florida. If you would like a class, seminar or workshop for your church, business or group, please let us know.Tips keep Halloween expenses to a minimumcustomer at the open house. Skipper said people may register for the drawing at the store on the day of the event or anytime before. Just stop by and register any time. You dont have to be at the actual open house to win, but I can say it will be a wonderful time, she said. People are getting their minds set and changed over to holiday mode, Skipper said. When bigger retail stores put their Christmas stuff out, we do it too, just to keep up with them, but we go a step further with the open house so that all our customers, whether they are regulars or new customers just having discovered the store, can mingle and enjoy one another as they shop for friends, loved ones or themselves. Skipper suggests that customers looking for specic items every day or holiday related visit the store periodically because the lineup of goods is always changing. Although we already have a huge variety of items, new things are coming in every day, Skipper said. Also featured at the store now is also a wider variety of garden furniture and decorations, along with vintage jewelry and pottery and hand painted glassware by a local artist. We know times are tough, so we try to keep our prices down, Skipper said. Most of all, it makes me feel pretty good to have been here this long. Weve met a lot of people over the years, and the fun thing is that we keep meeting more people every day. The Hens Nest is at 127 Washington Street in Minneola, next door to the Minneola Post Ofce. Store hours are noon-5 / p.m. Mondays, 10 / a.m. to 5 / p.m. Tues days through Fridays and 10 / a.m. to 2 / p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 352-242-9484. HOLIDAY FROM PAGE B1


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Then, Saturday morning the Kiwanis Club of South Lake hosts their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the new Cler mont Community Cen ter beginning at 7 / a.m. Sunday morning, the Farmers Market will join in the festivities, taking place at its nor mal time in conjunction with the festival. DCAF gets better each year. We have 33 artists who have been accepted, most of them in the Fine Arts or Fine Crafts categories meaning their work will not only be available for visitors to pur chase but will also be competing for awards, Event Chair Ron Smart said. Artists work in cludes oils, acrylics, photography, sculpture, glass, pastels, and other media. Participants will be able to stroll down Montrose for some allday family fun and perhaps a little early Christmas shopping. According to organizers, the festival will feature ne arts and crafts vendors and booths lled with paintings, photographs and other art pieces, jewelry and crafts. Artists will come from across the state, and judges will award cash prizes in ve cat egories, including Fine Art 2-D, Fine Art 3-D, Photography, Sculpture and Fine Craft. Additionally, a Best of Show winner will receive a cash award. Local artist Pat Percy, this years featured artist, will display her work at a booth specially reserved for her. Percy is a local artist who teach es at the South Lake Art League in Clermonts downtown area. The daughter of puppeteers, Percy began traveling with her par ents at age 14, perform ing with marionettes and hand puppets throughout the Eastern United States in schools, theaters and summer camps and later in commercial lms and trade shows. In 1957 the wife of Frank Lloyd Wright invited Percy to join the Taliesin Fellowship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and par ticipate in its annual Festival of Music and Dance at the Fellowships winter home near Scottsdale, Arizona. She was an apprentice and staff member there for nine years. In 1966 Percy moved to New York City to study watercolor paint ing with Mario Cooper, noted artist and longtime president of the American Watercolor Society, who taught for many years at the Art Students League. Much of what she learned from Cooper she passes along to her students today. Percy moved to Central Florida in 1989 where she shares her knowledge of painting, drawing and collage with adult students at the South Lake Art League and through private lessons. As an artist, Percy is uent in watercol ors, water soluble oils, acrylics, and collage. Jeffrey Shonkwiler, wellknown supporter of the arts, a Win ter Park-area resident and founder of the, and Roger Pierce, interna tionally known and collected artist who resides in the Clermont area, are this years judges and were so pleased to have them, Smart said. The festival will also feature plenty of enter tainment, food, drink, a special kids zone with hands-on activi ties and a little history about this 128-year old town, once considered among Floridas most signicant citrus pro duction areas. Guests will also have the opportunity to get to know the unique shops, businesses and restaurants of the downtown area, all of which will be open for the event. Smart said he and other event organizers are hoping families will just enjoy the charm of the downtown area. The Main Stage at the new City Hall Park will be non-stop jazz and blues, sprinkled with other genres, in cluding soft rock and Spanish guitar. The Kids Area Street Per formers Stage will be anchored by professional mime Greg Pow ers, a multi-talented lo cal supporter of the arts who has performed from L.A. to New York City and points in be -CLERMONTDowntown will come alive with art this weekend PHOTO COURTESY OF RON SMARTPat Percy, local artist and this years featured artist for Cler monts 2013 Downtown Arts Festival, creates additional paint ings, and shares her knowledge and talent during art class at the South Lake Art League. IF YOU GOMAIN EVENT: Clermont Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, 10 / a.m. to 4 / p.m. Free. RELATED EVENTS: First Friday Night Food Truck Night; Kiwanis Club of South Lake Pancake Breakfast, 7 / a.m. Saturday; Farmers Market, Sunday morning.


FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe South Sumter High School football team was de termined to have a success ful homecoming. The Raiders scored on their rst eight possessions Friday and had 517 yards of total offense in the rst half en route to a 63-20 win against Weeki Wachee in a Class 5A-District 6 contest at Raider Field. South Sumter was a ma chine from the opening kick off. After forcing the Hornets to punt following a 3-andout opening series, the Raiders returned the ball to the nine-yard line. Three plays later, James Taylor scored the rst of his two touchdowns to give South Sumter a lead it would never relinquish. However, on the ensuing kickoff, Tyler Wiley returned the ball 89 yards for a touchdowns. It was the rst of two kickoff returns for touchdowns by Wiley in the rst half. Wileys success on kickoff returns was the only demerit for the Raiders. South Sumter (9-0 overall, 6-0 in Class 5A-6) scored 28 points in the rst and sec ond quarters en route to a 56-13 halftime lead and like ly couldve surpassed the 60-point mark before inter mission. As the nal sec onds of the rst half wound down, the Raiders were on Weeki Wachees six-yard line, but South Sumter coach In man Sherman chose not to run another play that might have resulted in an another touchdown. In the rst half, South Sumters defense limited the Hornets to 86 yards of total offense, including minus-1 yard rushing. By comparison, the Raid ers offense was ring on all cylinders, running 47 plays and gaining 374 yards rush ing and 143 through the air. Anderson Faulk had 134 yards rushing in the rst half with three touchdowns two rushing and one receiv ing and Tayor totaled 116 yards on the ground. Four different players scored for the Raiders in the rst half. A running clock was used in the second half and lim ited South Sumter to two possessions, both of which reached the red zone. On their nal possession of the game, South Sumter sophomore Isial Flowers capped off the scoring with a 19yard run. Weeki Wachee (3-6 overall, 1-4 in Class 5A-6) scored on its only offensive touchdown early in the fourth quar ter when quarterback David Tinch scored from two yards out to close out a long drive that used more than half of the third quarter. Malik Bell stepped in at quarterback for South Sum ter in the second half as Sherman chose to rest his starters. For the game, South Sumter nished with 661 yards of offense 493 yards on the ground and 168 through the air. Starting quarterback Levi Sapp completed 7-of-9 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Paul Brown was the Raiders top receiver with three catches for 100 yards. Weeki Wachee nished with 180 yards of offense 52 yards on the ground and 127 yards passing. Tinch was the teams leading rusher with 21 yards on nine car ries and completed 10-of-21 passes. The win was the 21ststraight win for South Sum ter. The Raiders not lost since dropping a 13-6 deci sion to Leesburg in 2011. South Sumter does not play again until Nov. 8 when it wraps up its regular season against Leesburg at Raider Field. B4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013SPORTS YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTSSPORTS EDITOR . ............... FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE . ......................... 365-82683 FAX ........................................ 394-8001 E-MAIL . ...... sports@dailycommercial.comandLEISURE PAUL RYAN / DAILY COMMERCIALSouth Sumters Ladovick Gibson hurtles toward the Weeki Wachee end zone in Bushnell.BUSHNELLHigh-octane offense leads Raiders to 63-20 win FRIDAYS GAMES %  en Mount Dora at Tavares, 7 / p.m. %  enUmatilla at Deltona Trinity Christian, 7 / p.m. %  enFirst Academy of Leesburg at Mount Dora Bible, 7 / p.m. %  enLake Minneola at Leesburg, 7 / p.m. %  enOrlando Bishop Moore at Eustis, 7 / p.m. %  enMontverde Academy at Kissimmee City of Life, 7 / p.m. %  enOrlando Edgewater at South Lake, 7:30 / p.m. %  enOcala West Port at Wildwood, 7:30 / p.m. %  enThe Villages at Interlachen, 7:30 / p.m. %  en East Ridge at Ocoee, 7:30 / p.m. MARK FISHER Special to the Daily CommercialThe Mount Dora Hurricanes (5-4) edged the visiting South Lake Eagles (6-2) by a score of 15-8 in a game that was twice inter rupted in the rst half due to problems with the eld lighting and called during halftime when the stadium was pitched into total darkness for the third time. In addition to the problems with lighting both teams struggled with penalties with a critical block in the back call the Eagles negating an 80 yard kickoff re turn for touchdown by Alex Gonzalez that would have given South Lake the opportuni ty to tie or take the lead with less than 3 min utes remaining in the rst half. The penalty gave the Eagles rst and ten at the Cane 17 but another personal foul pushed them back MOUNT DORAMount Dora beats South Lake in shortened game SEE FOOTBALL | B5 FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe future of area high school cross-country running was on display recently at the Lake County Middle School Champi onships at Hickory Point Recre ational Park. Tavares dominated the event, winning all four categories varsity boys, varsity girls and ju nior varsity boys and girls and taking home top honors for the second year in a row. Grant Schilling won the boys competing, covering the 3,200-meter course in 12 minutes, 33.96 seconds. Schilling n ished nearly 24 seconds ahead of teammate Hunter Boyd (12 min utes, 57.06 seconds). Gray Middle School runners Lachlan Hovius (13:04.51 and Demitri Mancini (13:07.13) nished third and fourth, respec tively, and Oak Parks Jake Jutkof sky (13:07.98) rounded out the top ve. Tavares easily surpassed Windy Hill in team competition, placing ve runners in the top 18, good for 43 points. The Bulldogs top ve runners were separated by 1:05 and posted an average time of 13:04. Windy Hills top ve run ners placed in the top 22, led by Liam Quintana (13:15.75) in sev enth place, and were separated by only 35 seconds. The average time of Windy Hills top ve runners was 13:32. Imagine Schools at South Lake was third with 104 points, fol lowed by Gray (125 points), with Mount Dora (133) rounding out the top ve. Other schools in the eld included: Carver (158), East Ridge (163), Oak Park (208), Eustis (240), Clermont (244) and Umatilla (328). In the girls meet, Tavares took the top two spots with Cassandra Montalvo stopping the clock in 14:19.62 and Savannah Schwab nishing second at 14:26.47. Ac cording to Tavares coach Kevin SUBMITTED PHOTORunners make their way along the trail at Hickory Point Recreation Park.HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLSLocal teams fare well at district meetSEE MEET | B5


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 to the 27 yard line. The Canes end ed the threat by stufng Kevin Evans at the line and then sacking the Nick Guidetti on consecutive plays as Ja von Spadley and Jacob Kirby were able to cut the Eagle signal caller down in the back eld and force the ball over on downs. Mount Dora took the lead on their rst drive getting the touchdown from Charod Weaver on a 6 yard run and lead 7-0 after the Felipe Malagon point after. The score capped an impressive 11 play drive that start ed at their 35 yard line with Bryant Mosher going 4 for 5 passing hitting Weaver for a short gain and connecting with Jonta Scott on 3 passes for 52 yards. Scott caught 4 balls for 99 yards on the night. Weaver nished the night with 34 yards on 5 carries and 2 touchdowns. Jordan Porter tallied 61 yards on 13 carries for the Canes. Mosher was ef cient going 8 for 12 passing on the night for 140 yards and no turnovers. The Eagles got their score when Weaver fumbled after taking Mosher pass for 10 yards giving South Lake the ball at the Cane 45 yard line. A drive killing interception by Jeffer son Vea was negated and the Eagles kept their drive alive when the Canes were hit with a roughing the passer call on Guidetti. Two plays later he hooked up with Trace McEwen on a 25 yard pass and catch and took an 8-7 lead when Guidetti took the snap as the holder on the point after attempt and completed the fake hit ting Charles Hutchinson for a short pass that he was able to run in to complete the 2 point conversion After a second light delay Mount Dora was able to regain the lead 15-8 on another Weaver 9 yard touchdown run and after the Eagles were agged on the point after took the chance and ran Steven Gonzalez in for the conversion and the 7 point advantage 15-8 with 2:25 remain ing in the half. Alex Gonzalez ill fated kickoff return followed and the half ended 15-8 and the game called when the stadium was plunged into darkness for the third time. FOOTBALL FROM PAGE B4 Von Maxey, the Bulldogs top runner, Chal blis Shrefer, was un able to run due to an injury. East Ridges Lauren Brosonski (14:41.21) and Oak Parks Danasia Bogle (14:47.21) nished third and fourth, respectively. Eustis Jillian Johnson (15:04.63) was fth. Tavares outdistanced Windy Hill for the girls team title with 31 points. The Bulldogs had ve runners in the top 12, with only 1:07 separating the quintet. The average time for Tavares top ve runners was 14:54. Windy Hill nished with 67 points and had ve runners in the top 23. Only 1:16 separated Windy Hills top runners and the team posted an average time of 15:36. East Ridge (75), Cler mont (141) and Imagine Schools at South Lake (144) rounded out the top ve. The re mainder of the 10-team eld included Eustis (156), Oak Park (195), Carver (200), Gray (215) and Mount Dora (247). Tavares boys team won the junior varsity crown with 17 points. The Bulldogs have ve runners in the top six. Windy Hill was second with 46 points. Among junior varsity girls, Tavares had six runners in the top sev en and had the rst three nishers. The Bulldogs had 17 points, easily outdistanc ing Windy Hill with 66 points. East Ridge was third among junior varsity boys and girls. More than 350 runners competed in the championships, which were held under partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the high 80s. The course was laid out by Trish Highland, athletic director of Lake County schools, and Todd Erdman, athletic director at Uma tilla Middle School. The course featured two loops through the Hickory Point complex and was run along the fence line of the soccer eld and through the woods. The varsity championships were the 11th and 12th for Tavares, which has more than 100 runners on varsi ty and junior varsity squads. As a result of nishing rst and second, Tavares and Windy Hill qualied for the boys and girls state cham pionships on Nov. 2 in Lakeland. Tavares nished fourth in the boys and girls at states last year and is the only school have boys and girls teams nish in the top 10 at the state nals for three years in a row. MEET FROM PAGE B4


B6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11pmJoan picked her price, uploaded a photo and paid for her 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 recliner! 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 ly thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? A student of mine who will remain anony mous, went above and beyond for his best friends birthday. Being a non-working teen who has to scrape his pennies together here and there doing whatever he can ac tually bought his friend a new bass for his birthday. I was absolutely oored just be cause I havent seen such an unselsh act in a long while, especially from that age group. 3. How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area? I believe we help supply the tools, knowl edge, and passion for people in the area to realize their dreams. Be it wanting to strum a six string by the campre and entertain their friends and family or to the student that is playing in one of the local school bands in hopes to one day get a scholar ship to college. 4. Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far. Hands down the greatest accomplishment Ive had in my life are my students. There is no greater feeling than seeing someone you have taught up on that stage and commanding an audience. You guys make me proud. 5. Whats something youve always wanted to do but havent yet? This may sound silly but Id love to play in front of a crowd of one million people one day. Rock in Rio watch out. Im coming for you. 6. What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? If theres something youre thinking about doing that will help out the community, then do it. Dont sit around thinking or talking about it, get out there and act. Next thing you know you may have changed someones life for the better. NEIGHBORFROM PAGE B1


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B14 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 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


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C2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 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 PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS REAL ESTATE NEWSORLANDO Sites planned for Lago KatrinaRoyal Oak Homes recently opened a new community in Groveland where it plans to build 33 new single-family homes priced from the $150s. Matt Orosz, copresident of Royal Oak Homes, said the Emerson model home will be open for viewing in January at Lago Katrina. We are very excited to be offering such an amazing community, with 85-foot wide, lake-view lots at such an affordable price point, said Orosz. New three, four and ve bedroom homes by Royal Oak at Lago Katrina range in size from 1,676 square feet of living space to over 3,200 square feet. Call 407-206-9305 for information.WINTER GARDEN Smith reviews DFP examDavid J. Smith, vice president-development with R.C. Stevens Construction Co. in Winter Garden, recently participated in an exam review for the Florida Department of Professional Regulation Contractor Candidate Examination. Smith is a certied general contractor who is considered a subject matter expert. These experts are charged with assuring that upcoming qualication exams for the Florida Construction Industry Licensing designation accurately test a candidates ability and knowledge to be certied in one of numerous contractor and trade contractor categories which the state licenses.TAVARES HBA sets fall show themeThe Home Builders Association of LakeSumter will host the 2013 Fall Home Show themed Old West, New Horizons at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road, Wildwood, from 9 / a.m. to 3 / p.m., Sat., Nov. 9, and admission is free. Designed with the public in mind the event will offer the latest information in home building technology, information on new materials, remodeling ideas, and guests can talk with builders, mortgage brokers, realtors and home improvement specialists. Woolf and his puppy pals with the Companions for Courage group will be on hand for photos. Classes and seminars will be held, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Oakland Raider, 2013 NFL Hall of Fame nalist and six-time rst team pro bowl play er, Ray Guy is the guest of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply, Inc., and will be at the RoMac Lumber booth from 10 / a.m. to 1 / p.m. Autographs will be limited to one per guest. Don Magruder, chair of the home show committee and the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply said, Ray Guy is the greatest NFL punter in history and he played on three Super Bowl Champion Oakland Raider teams. Magruder added, We are pleased he will spend three hours at our Home Show meeting fans, signing autographs, taking pictures, and talking football. The meet and greet is free and open to the public. For information, call the Home Builders Association of LakeSumter at 352-3437101, or go to www. MARY M/I completes new model homeM/I Homes recently completed a new model home at its community of Lake Heiniger Estates, located at Pickford Circle and Lakeview Drive off Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka. David Byrnes, area president of M/I Homes in the Orlando region, said the model, the Corina, offers four bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and a twocar garage in a two-sto ry design. The home offers 2,971 square feet of living area and is priced at $254,000, Byrnes said. There are 30 home sites available at Lake Heiniger Estates with homes ranging from 2,100 square feet of living area to 5,300 square feet. Homes are priced from $219,000 to $390,000, Byrnes added. Call 407-531-5100 for information. ORLANDO CFCAR elects 2014 officersThe Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR) recently elected its 2014 ofcers and directors for 2014: President Kent Cooper, CCIM, Capstone Properties; Vice President of Administration, Theodora Uniken Venema, CIPS, GRI, Downtown Brokers LLC; Vice President of Operations, Melody Traeger, CCIM, LEED AP, Coldwell Banker Commercial AI Group; Vice President of Finance, Gary Gagnon, Williamsburg Realty; and Immediate Past President, Mike Shelton, CCIM, Crosby and Associates, Inc. Directors are: Joe Regner, C. Brenner, Inc.; Chris Cucci, Wells Fargo Business Banking; Linda McKenzie, SunTrust; Daksha Vakharia, CCIM; Christy Clark, CCIM, ALC, KW Commercial/ Homestead Realty; Tom Grizzard, Grizzard Commercial Real Estate; Ali Mushtaq, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. Ex-Ofcios are: Terrance Terry Delahunty, Esq., Law Ofces of Terence J. Delahunty, Jr. P.A. and Randy I. Anderson, Ph.D., University of Central Florida School of Real Estate. The Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR) is an overlay commercial realtors board that encompasses 10 counties including, Alachua, Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia, and includes 11 realtor associations.ORLANDO ORRA invites military personnelThe Orlando Regional Realtor Association invites all active military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families to a free seminar and luncheon to learn about homeownership opportunities and the challenges facing military personnel in todays market. The workshop takes place from 11:30 / a.m. to 1:30 / p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 14, at VFW Post No. 10147, 519 S. Central Ave., Apopka. For information, call the Orlando Regional Realtor Association at 407-513-7272.NEW SMYRNA BEACH NAI negotiates sale of 17 acresNAI Realvest, based in Maitland, recently negotiated the sale of 17 acres of residential development land located on the south side of Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach. Chris Butera, investment associate at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction representing the seller, CharterBank of Carrollton, Ga. The buyer, IPM Real Estate based in Lakewood N.J. paid $130,000 for the vacant land which will be called The Golf Village at Turnbull Bay, and is planned for 87 singlefamily homesites. Call Chris Butera, at NAI Realvest, 386-4534789 or email to or go to www.nairealvest. com.MAITLAND 3 industrial leases negotiatedMichael Heidrich, at NAI Realvest recently brokered three transactions representing the landlords in new industrial leases totaling 14,500 square feet at Airport Industrial Center, Goldenrod CommerCenter and on Division Street South of downtown Orlando. Convenience ATMs Inc. and American Eagle Concrete Sawing and Drilling Inc. leased 7,000 square feet at 1705 S. Division St., just south of downtown Orlando. The new tenant was represented by John Zadjura of Keller Williams Realty in Jupiter. The landlord is Richard B. Rogers, Jr. and Allison S. Rogers of Belle Isle. At the Goldenrod CommerCenter, 1460 N. Goldenrod Road, Heidrich represented landlord, COPGoldenrod LLC of Maitland in the lease of 6,000 square feet to PTS Fitness Studio who was represented by Liciria Santos of Re/ Max Avalon Park. At the Airport Industrial Center, Heidrich negotiated a lease agreement on behalf of the Boston-based landlord BIEL REO, LLC with Starker Baum Business Corporation, a local rm who leased Unit G with 1,500 square feet at 7480 Narcoossee Road. For information, call Michael Heidrich, at 407-875-9989 or email to mheidrich@realvest. com, or go to Park Square appoints MartonPark Square Homes Appoints Real Estate Veteran Deb Marton Director of Sales Anthony Rouhana, sales and marketing coordinator for Park Square Homes, said Marton has more than 20 years of experience in new home sales. Marton was for merly with Centerline Homes in the MiamiFort Lauderdale area and most recently was vice president of sales there before moving to Central Florida and joining Park Square Homes. Call 407-529-3031, or email for details.LAKE MARY 3 homes available at Fountain ParkeAshton Woods Homes has three move-in ready homes priced from the mid$200s at its community of Fountain Parke located off Rinehart Road north of Lake Mary Blvd. in Lake Mary. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said the move-in ready homes all offer four bedrooms, three-anda-half baths, plus a two-car garage and SEE REAL | C3


SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 C3 At Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty we only get paid a traditional real estate commission for our services. We DO NOT charge additional fees. FEES Call me with any questions!Dawn GiachettiMulti-Million Dollar Producer352-874-2100 MINNEOLA rf ntbrrf rt$150,000 AMAZINGn trr fn t$629,900 LAKE MINNEOLAnf r nft $699,900 The Life Youve Waited Your Whole Life For... START LIVING THE LIFE! Something for Everyone!! Let Us Find Your Dream Home! TURNKEY FURNISHED! 2/2, carport, newer AC, double pane windows. Private community boat ramp. CHAIN OF LAKES ACCESS! 50S #1512 GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! Custom 3/2, great room, b/i media center, oor to ceiling windows overlook GC, double garage. TURNKEY FURNISHED! 190S #1568 CORNER LOT! Popular split plan, 3/2, great room, nice Florida room, eat-in KT, double garage, paver drive. GARDEN VIEWS! MID 100S #1569 NICE OPEN VIEWS! Double master 3/3, 2.5 car garage, updated KT, new AC, fresh paint inside & out! WOOD FLOORS! LOW 200S #1521SEASONAL & LONG TERM RENTALS AVAILABLE OFFICE HOURS MON-SAT: 9-5SUN: BY APPT.25327 US Hwy. 27 Ste. 202, Leesburg, Fl. 34748(352) 326-3626 ~ (800) Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.We Never Charge Extra After Hours $42.50 OFF any service call 352-243-5151 range from 2,070 square feet of living area to 2,504 square feet. The homes are priced from the mid $200s, Roche said. Call 407-647-3700 for information, or go to ashtonwoodshomes. com.OCALA Industrial location available onlineA prime industrial property is available just 3/4-plus miles from the I-95 on/off ramp in Cocoa. The 39,000-plus square foot building, at 5155 on Highway 520 will be sold in an online auction on Nov. 6. The auction will be held by Tranzon Driggers, a real estate company in Ocala with a track record of completing successful negotiations on a diver sied list of properties including commercial, residential and land. Currently a trucking/distribution warehouse, the government qualied, concrete block and steel building includes two large warehouse spaces with covered loading and 4,500-plus square foot of ofce. It is situated on 5.46 acres with a fenced concrete yard. The adjacent 9.3 acres is also available in the online auction. For details, go to REALCONTINUED FROM C2 CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON The number of Amer icans who signed con tracts to buy homes dropped sharply in September from Oc tober, reecting high er mortgage rates and home prices that have made purchases more costly. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 5.6 percent to 101.6, the lowest level in nine months. The decline pushed the index below its year-ago level, the rst time thats happened in nearly 2 years. There is generally a oneto two-month lag between a signed contract and a complet ed sale. The drop sug gests nal sales will decline in the coming months. Mortgage rates reached a two-year high in August and remained elevated in September. But they have fallen in the past month, which could help boost contract signings in October.Signed contracts to buy US homes plunges in Sept.


C4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 1433 Apache Circle, Tavares FEATURES: 2BR/2BA Spotless. Partially furnished home with new laminate ooring. 10x20 Family Room. Located in Lake Frances Estates. LISTING PRICE: $62,000 SELLING PRICE: $55,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jessie Kulpan, Exit Realty Tri-county. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Joleen Cooper, Morris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES:   Split 3BR/2BA, double garage. 1,988 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $139,500 SELLING PRICE: $129,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Dawn Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 216   Brookdale Loop, Clermont FEATURES: BD/2BA    1,405   sq. ft.   Georgous home in East Lake Estates.   All weather sun room. Many extras. LISTING PRICE: $129,900 SELLING PRICE: $125,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lyles, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Patti Daries. Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Golf Course frontage, 2BR/2BA, den, extended double garage. 1,867 sq. ft. LIST ING PRICE: $234,900 SELLING PRICE: $225,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty. LOCATION: Biscayne Drive Lot 1 FEATURES: Large Corner Lot! Located at Biscayne Heights, this large lot is ready for the perfect home. Underground utilities, in the country. LISTING PRICE: $9,500 SELLING PRICE: $7,600 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Spruce Creek South Real Estate. LOCATION: 13631 Via Roma Circle, Clermont FEATURES: 4Br/2BA 2,439 sq. ft. Fantastic home @Lake Louisa Highlands PH 111. Deeded access with dock on Lake Louisa. LISTING PRICE: $215,000 SELLING PRICE: $215,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dan Brady, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Julie Mattaei, Coldwell Banker Res R E. LOCATION: Lady Lake FEATURES: 3BR home on golf course. Inside laundry. LISTING PRICE: $69,900 SELLING PRICE: $64,500 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Jim Congable, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc.According to Re modeling Mag azine, in 2014 pro-worthy remod eling projects are pro jected to increase sev en percent to almost 11.6 million projects, while remodeling projects as a whole are to top $242 billion in sales. Remodeling has become very pop ular over the last few years as many home owners are stuck in their current homes because housing mar ket prices for many homeowners have caused them to re main nancially un derwater. The biggest question facing any homeowner when making a decision whether to remodel or not is, Who is going to do the work? In these tough economic times with high unemployment, there is a lot of pressure on homeowners planning remodels to hire family members, friends, or even do it themselves, instead of hiring professional contractors. Should a homeowner hire a professional or consider doing the project themselves? As a matter of background, this is my 34th year in the building supply industry. I have operated businesses that have sold hundreds of millions of dollars in building materials and supplies to consumers, subcontractors, remodelers, and general contractors. I have been a front-row witness to many disastrous projects. My perspective is borne from the harsh reality of failed projects and homeowner disappointments. First and foremost, do not get bamboozled into a do-it-your self project because you saw some television show or went to some clinic these are staged events. Watching a 30-minute television show, a three-minute YouTube clip, or an hour long big-box store clinic does not make you an expert. You should understand most successful jobs are completed by people with the proper professional tools and skills with years of hands-on work. Countless millions of dollars are lost each year by homeowners who get entangled in a do-ityourself project they cannot handle. There are other factors to consider when handling a remodeling project, such as a building permit, building codes, and insurance requirements. State and local building ofcials do not give do-it-yourself homeowners a free pass when it comes to building laws and statutes. A homeowner that tackles a doit-yourself project assumes the role of the general contractor and is expected to fully comply. Many doit-yourself projects are shut down by government agencies because of ignorance of the law. Probably the worst remodeling disasters occur when a homeowner hires someone they personally trust like a family member or friend. Another persons need to make money should not be any consider ation when hiring for a remodeling project. Typically, in these cases, the experience of a close acquaintance is exaggerated, and the homeowner lacks the courage to manage someone closely. This scenario usually results in bad work and disappointment with the project. If a homeowner has any doubt whether they or someone close to them can complete a do-it-yourself project, they should not attempt it. Instead, they should hire a qualied contractor who has the proper tools, training, and experience. Given that only about 35 percent of the value of most projects is actual labor, the savings of doing it yourself is not tremendous. Homeowners that hire established licensed contractors that are fully insured and with proven records of success, in most cases, make the best decision. Dont be shy to ask potential contractors for all pertinent information, and then verify the information trust but verify. The building supply industry mantra for consumers celebrates the satisfaction in doing it yourself. While that may be true, from my experience, most do-it-yourself projects by unskilled homeowners are far from satisfying.Hire a contractor or do in yourself? Don MagruderAROUND THE HOUSEDon Magruder is the CEO of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply Inc., and he is also the host of the Around the House radio show heard every Monday at noon at My790AM WLBE in Leesburg. MATT CANHAM and THOMAS BURRSalt Lake TribuneThe front door of Mitt Romneys soonto-be-constructed Holladay, Utah, house opens to a massive liv ing room, and to your left, around the replace, lies a study. If you look closely at the bookshelves there, you nd something interesting: a secret door. The second bookshelf from the far wall is really a door that swivels out to reveal a hidden room. The home with nearly 5,900 square feet of living space will replace a ram bler Romney is tear ing down near Walk er Lane and will be his second home in Utah. He recently bought a Deer Valley mansion that was on the mar ket for $8.9 million. With his vacation cabin in New Hamp shire, a house scheduled for renovation in San Diego, Calif., and his condo in Belmont, Mass., former Republican presidential nominee Romney will have ve homes across the nation, all of which are near the cities where his ve sons live. Thats a good-size house, but he has a lot of grandkids so he needs a place to host everybody, says Tay lor Oldroyd, chief executive of the Utah County Association of Realtors. Besides, Oldroyd says, its a good time to buy in Utah, where home prices are rising. The plans for Mitt Romneys house drafted by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and obtained through a records request dub it a new farmhouse in Holladay, one that will be adorned with ver tical wood siding, quaint wood shutters around the windows and large sliding barn doors. Cedar shingles will cover the mas sive pitched roof that rises 35 feet from the ground. The property will include multiple lawns and terraces, a fountain, a re pit and a gazebo. An outdoor spa will be accessible from the master bath room. With the exception of two of the three up stairs bedrooms, the living space is mainly on the rst oor. Mitt Romneys new Utah house will feature hidden roomSEE SECRET | C7


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C6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 15908 Green Cove Blvd., Clermont FEATURES: 3BR/2BA    1,382 sq. ft.   De lightful   home in the Savannas PH 1   New paint and ooring & applicances. LISTING PRICE: $120,000 SELLING PRICE: $120,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Greg Ackert, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Greg Ackert, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: New roof in 2012, upgraded bathroom. LIST ING PRICE: $18,000 SELLING PRICE: $13,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc.


LARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON 2/2 WITH NEWER FLOORING & PAINT. EUSTIS LOCATION CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS.$16,900SPACIOUS 2/2 TURNKEY HOME. NICE LOT WITH FRUIT TREES. HOA FEE ONLY $147/MONTH. GATED COMM WITH GOLF, POOL, MARINA AND MORE.$46,900 2/2 SIDE SET HOME. COMPLETELY REMODELED. UPGRADES GALORE. FULLY FURN. LIKE NEW. YOU MUST VIEW THIS ONE.$29,900 CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN EUSTIS AND FERRAN PARK. LOVELY 2/2 HOME LIKE NEW. PARTLY FURN.$25,900 ALL THIS 2/2 HOME NEEDS IS A LITTLE TLC. OPEN FLOOR PLAN, FRONT KITCHEN W/BREAKFAST BAR. PRICED TO SELL. THE PERFECT WEEKEND GET-A-WAY PACKAGE. ON LAKE GRIFFIN. 2/1 HOME ON CORNER LOT. LARGE FL ROOM. $10,000 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 C7 LOCATION: 124 Atlantic Avenue, Mascotte FEATURES: 3BR/2BA   1,254 sq. ft.   Lovely country setting, but yet a short distance to town. Very quiet area. LISTING PRICE: $53,560 SELLING PRICE: $51,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Myra Paxton, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Robert Lyles, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc.PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 1074 Oakpoint Circle, Apopka FEATURES: 2 story home on Lake McCoy, over 2,200 sq. ft. on 1-2 acres. LISTING PRICE: $254,900 SELLING PRICE: $254,445 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Leah Mason, Exit Realty Tri-County. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Wasson, Keller Williams Advantage 2. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 10x12 glass enclosed Florida room; 10x15 bonus room LISTING PRICE: $9,999 SELLING PRICE: $7,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc.The three-car garage is expected to have an apartment constructed on top of it at some future date. Then theres that hidden room. The architectur al drawings say its for ofce storage. It measures 11 feet long and is lined with cabinets. The hidden door, as its labeled on the documents, is masked as a bookshelf and swings into the study. There are no other details, and Romneys spokeswoman declined to comment. In the run-up to his 2012 White House bid, Romney had sold his previous Deer Valley home and his house in Bel mont, Mass., moves that some speculated was to counteract the perception that hes an out-of-touch rich guy. Then-Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had faced criticism in their respective Oval Ofce quests for how many homes they owned. After losing his presidential bid, Romney has slid into private life, shun ning most inter views and spending time with his family, even being spot ted pumping his own gas or grabb ing a burger. SECRET FROM PAGE C4


C8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 31, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: Golf course view. New A/C in 2012. Glass top range. LISTING PRICE: $49,900 SELLING PRICE: $41,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Sharon Bacon, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Sharon Bacon, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Newer carpet, Florida room, 2 car garage. LISTING PRICE: $59,900 SELLING PRICE: $50,500 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Front Florida room; 2BR/2BA; eat-in-kitchen LISTING PRICE: $20,000 SELLING PRICE: $19,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: BeverleyNichols, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: BeverleyNichols, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Refurbished 2BR; Inside laundry, large screen room. LISTING PRICE: $10,900 SELLING PRICE: $9,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Andi Cothran, Four Star HomesInc. LOCATION: 35 Osceola Avenue, Eustis FEATURES: Duplex! Renovations to this cottage style property. Include newer appliances, roof, AC and oors. 2BR/1BA and a 3BR/1BA LISTING PRICE: $122,000 SELLING PRICE: $120,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Valerie Foerst, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Annamaria Nolan, Dave Lowe Realty. LOCATION: 3002 Lake Woodward, Eustis FEATURES: 3BR/2BA, 2 story, custom home, screened pool. LISTING PRICE: $199,000 SELLING PRICE: $170,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jaret Whitney, Exit Realty Tri-County. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Barry Blake, Real Living All Solutions. LOCATION: Orlando FEATURES: Remodeled kitchen; Neutral colors; Large walk-in closets LISTING PRICE: $24,900 SELLING PRICE: $21,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Ruby Bowman, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Ruby Bowman, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: Plenty of cabinets and storage. LISTING PRICE: $119,900 SELLING PRICE: $113,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 3BR, glass enclosed Florida room LISTING PRICE: $54,900 SELLING PRICE: $41,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Kevin Ducharme, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Kevin Ducharme, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 2 sheds. Furnished. 2BR/2BA LISTING PRICE: $20,000 SELLING PRICE: $18,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: BeverleyNichols, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Jerry Byrd, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Eat-in breakfast room; walkin closets; large shed LISTING PRICE: $19,900 SELLING PRICE: $18,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jerry Byrd, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: Over 1000 sq.ft. Screen porch. Furnished. LISTING PRICE: $34,700 SELLING PRICE: $32,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Kevin Ducharme, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Connie Batista, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: 2915 Ash Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,288 sq. ft. Townhome in Royal Oak Estates. LISTING PRICE: $35,900 SELLING PRICE: $31,400 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Sandra Dedalis, Century 21 Carlino SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard Realty Inc. LOCATION: Fruitland Park FEATURES: Freshly painted. Updated ooring. 2BR/2BA LISTING PRICE: $12,500 SELLING PRICE: $12,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Groveland FEATURES: Furnished 2BR. Florida room with heating & cooling. LISTING PRICE: $24,900 SELLING PRICE: $20,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 2316 Bonnie View Court, Leesburg FEATURES: 2BR/2BA Located in Scottish Highland. Well cared for attractive home with lots of beautiful landscaping. Scottsman model has all tile and laminate ooring. LISTING PRICE: $75,000 SELLING PRICE: $71,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE:Valerie Foerst, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Valerie Foerst, Morris Re alty & Investments. LOCATION: 8708 Laws Road, Clermont FEATURES: 5BR/4.5BA, 3,272 sq. ft. Two master suites, gourmet kitchen, detached in-law quar ters, antique hardwood pine ooring throughout. Beautiful and serene 5 acre setting with fully stocked shing pond. LISTING PRICE: $399,900 SELLING PRICE: $370,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Daniel Brady, Micki Blackburn Realty. LOCATION: 36910 Thrill Hill Road, Eustis FEATURES: 4BR/3BA, pool, 2-3 acres, replace, close to town. LISTING PRICE: $189,600 SELLING PRICE: $172,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Steven Boone, Exit Realty Tri-County. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Andy Key, Exit Realty Tri-County.


SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / DAILY COMMERIAL Friday, November 1, 2013 C9 352-394-6611 CHECK OUT OUR NEW OWNER FINANCING PROGRAMS 3/2 on a corner lot with a one car carport. Located in Lake Panasoffkee. G4693173 352-793-8084 This would make a great weekend retreat. Fenced backyard with a utility shed. G4649064 352-793-8084 Adorable 1950s bungalow. 1/1 with a carport on 1 acre. G4698750 3/2 with just under 2700 sq. ft. Oversized Florida Room. G4699961 Property is completely fenced with paved road frontage. G4696031 352-793-8084 4/1 in town location. All within walking distance to the stores. Close to Hwy 50/27. G4693555 The location has historic value and the lush foliage & large oaks are beautiful. G4698663 Nice double wide mobile located in Clermont. 3/2 with a replace. Bring your horses. Property is fenced. G4699683 This 3/2 has an in-law suite and is situated on a acre corner lot. No HOA. G4697844 3/2 with nearly 1500 sq. ft. Nice Stone Fireplace. Lots of Charm! G4696704 3/2 with almost 2800 sq. ft. of living. Relax by the swimming pool and enjoy the sunsets over the lake. G4699876 2/1 home on the Clermont Chain. Large spacious great room and a 30x10 screened porch. Covered boat lift. G4695837 Located across from the Swiss Fairways Golf Course. Lake Access. No Deed Restrictions or HOA. G4699786 Nice 3/2 with almost 1800 sq. ft. Wood laminate in all living areas. Wood burning Fireplace. G4698381 3/2 with lake access. Located across from Swiss Fairways. Close to town. G4699774 This 3/2 has golf course views. Located near the rear gate. G4698057 This 3/2 has over 2,000 sq. ft. with a spacious kitchen. G4697882 Unique property that is 5 acres that is zoned low density, single family 1-4 units. G4699978 This home was built in 2011. Features include screened in porch and fenced in back yard. G4697974 5/3 with over 3200 sq. ft. of living. 2 stall horse barn and a 30x40 metal building with electric. G4695022 352-793-8084 Lakefront 3/2 w/formal living & dining room. Detached work shop & pole barn. G4695924 4/4.5 with over 3300 sq. ft., golf course frontage plus one of lake countys largest lap swimming pools!!! G4692116 This property would be perfect for the Horse Lover!! This 3/2 has all the upgrades. Beautiful custom kitchen. G4698888 Majestic 3 story, 4/3 home that has been totally renovated by the current owner. Possible bed & breakfast. G4699039 Build your dream home waterfront estate. No HOA or Deed Restrictions. G4699788 2/2 on almost 3 acres on Lake Louisa. New boat dock with several slips. G4697346 3/2 home on just under 20 acres. Located across from Swiss Fairways. G4699698 A working nursery on 22 acres. 18 acres irrigated. Thousands of Palm Trees. Call ofce for more info on inventory. G4699893 Home Builders personal custom built 5/3 two half baths, with over 4,000 sq. ft. of living. Direct Lakefront with pool & spa, private boat dock with lift. Two master suites. Gorgeous kitchen! G4695717 5/4 with just under 6,000 sq. ft. of living. This has 3 stall stable with a tack room & feed room. Fenced & Cross Fenced. G4689932 Affordable lot. Bring your own builder. No HOA fees!!! Lot dimensions 190x90. G4698066 2.5 square acre. Bring your own builder. Enjoy country living at its nest! G4658578 352-793-8084 All lots have large concrete pads with water, electric and sewer. Club House & pool. G4680121 352-793-8084 7.85 secluded wooded acres! Zoning permits horses. Quiet old Florida neighborhood. G4699290 This would make a wonderful Ranch or Estate. Zoning permits horses. There is a well on the property. G4698827 Located on a canal leading to Lake Louisa of the Clermont Chain. Lot dimensions are 80x400. No HOA. G4672964 Plenty of room to farm or bring your toys, boats, RVs etc. Endless possibilities!! G4690536 352-793-8084 Affordable Hwy frontage property zoned C-1. The lot is 100x100. G4657330 Built in 2005 Two 3/2 w/1100 sq. ft. of living. Both sides have a 1 car garage. G4636944 Zoned C-1 with a 4,000 sq. ft. +/building. This property can be split into 2 parcels (1+/acre). Price to Sell!!! G4695513 This lot is 2.30 acres with electrical on property. G4683923 4 Apartment rentals in the Downtown historic district of Clermont. Owner motivated! G4695512 VACANT LAND VACANT LAND VACANT LAND VACANT LAND VACANT LAND COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL WE NEED LISTINGS!!!! COMMERCIAL VACANT LAND VACANT LAND VACANT LAND VACANT LAND COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Located directly on Hwy 50. Zoned Downtown Mixed Use. Possible Owner Financing. G4700103 COMMERCIAL


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