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Staff ReportRod Dixon, who spent the past 14 years at the helm of 11 news papers in Missouri, took over as publisher of the Daily Commer cial and South Lake Press on Oct. 28. The arrival of Dixon, 48, comes almost a month after Hali fax Media Group pur chased the papers from Harbor Point Media. This oppor tunity came up with Halifax Media, and the more I heard, the more people I met in the company, the more convinced I be came that this would be a great move, Dixon said. Dixon was born in Davenport, Iowa but was raised in Green City, Mo. He graduated from Northeast Missouri State Uni versity in 1987 with a degree in business ad ministration. After two years in re tail sales, Dixon joined the Chillicothe News paper Group as an ad vertising sales associate. He moved up rapidly, becoming ad manager in 1994 and, after a brief stint as publisher of the Brookeld Daily News re turned to Chillicothe as publisher in 1999. When he stepped down from Chilli cothe to accept the position at the Daily SEE PAGE B4 REMEMBER WHEN | B1SPORTS:Leesburg beats Lake Minneola, 35-7 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013 50 NEWST AND INSIDECLASSIFIED B7 CROSSWORDS B2 DEATHS A11 REAL ESTATE C1 REMEMBER WHEN B1 SPORTS B4 VOICES A4WORD ON THE STREE T A2SOUTH LAKE PRESSV OLUME 98, NO. 45 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 LEESBURGDixon takes over as publisher of the Daily Commercial, South Lake Press DIXON Staff ReportA key piece of the U.S. Highway 27 and State Road 50 widening proj ect in Clermont the long-awaited improved interchange of the two roads opened last week. The opening of the ramps will change how trafc moves within the city of Clermont; motorists will now be able to access northbound and southbound U.S. 27 directly from SR 50, said Irina Lallemand, public involvement coordinator for the Flor ida Department of Transportation. The new butterystyle ramps will replace trafc lights and left turns for drivers. Newly installed signs will guide travelers. The U.S. 27/SR 50 in terchange widening project began in September 2011. The goal was to increase traf c capacity for those CLERMONTHighway interchange finally opensThe opening of the ramps will change how traffic moves within the city of Clermont; motorists will now be able to access northbound and southbound U.S. 27 directly from SR 50.Irina Lallemand, Florida Department of Transportation ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comThe 34th annual Montverde Day Festival is set for all day Saturday at Kirk Park on Franklin Av enue and Division Street near County Road 455. Mayor Troy Bennett said hes excited about this years festivities and hopes the entire community enjoys themselves at what he anticipates will be the best festival yet, with a focus on the com munitys roots.MONTVERDEMontverde Day Festival aims for old-fashioned fun LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writerlivi.stanford@dailycommercial.comIt all began as a temporary place to house Lake County Fire Rescue Station 90 in Clermont. Now, ve years later, six reghters serving on rotating shifts are still working out of the Value Place Hotel off of State Road 50 in Clermont. The hotel serves as a makeshift rehouse. But the cramped conditions, along with a lack of resources to secure equipment, has resulted in vandalism and thefts, re ofcials said. In fact, one rst responder had his per sonal vehicle burglarized. Finding other properties to house the reghters has not been feasible, resulting in a dead-end situation until now. Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders recently offered to allow the re department to build a modular building on the property of the sheriffs South Lake Substation on State Road CLERMONTLake County firefighters want to check out of hotel An awning and supports provide some protection againstthe elements, but none against theft. PHOTOS BY LINDA CHARLTON / DAILY COMMERCIAL The Value Place Hotel has been home base to Lake Countys Fire Station 90 crew for about ve years. It is about a mile and a half from the Orange County line, on the north side of State Road 50. SEE DIXON | A2SEE FESTIVAL | A2SEE ROAD | A2SEE HOTEL | A3


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 352-394-8228Ron Becker, Director $675 CLERMONT Kings Ridge Royal Showcase set for SaturdayMy Three Sons will entertain guests with an old-fashioned bar bershop harmony at the Kings Ridge Royal Showcase at 7 / p.m., Saturday, in the Ballroom. Tickets are $25. Kings Ridge is at 1900 Kings Ridge Blvd., Clermont. For information and tickets, call 352-242-9653.CLERMONT Congressman Daniel Webster to host town hall meetingCongressman Daniel Webster will host a town hall meeting at 2 / p.m., Friday, 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.CLERMONT Library to present Korean War veterans event ThursdayCooper 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., Thursday, in Room 108 at the library. Guest veteran speaker is Brian Rogers, Lake-Sumter State College professor and historian, as moderator for the event. The program will begin with an informal social and light refreshments from 4:30 to 5 / p.m. For information, call Dennis Smolarek, at 352-536-2275, or email to Schoolhouse library to host readers theater on WednesdaysMinneola Schoolhouse Library is introducing a new program for boys ages 8-12 beginning today 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 South Lake Chamber to host water summit on Nov. 19The South Lake Chamber of Commerce, joining with the Lake County Commission and the city of Clermont, will host a water summit to discuss local water resource issues affecting the southern region of the county, at 5 / p.m., Nov. 19, at the Clermont Community Center, 620 W. Montrose St., Clermont. Purpose of the event is to review history and trends of water levels, examine the impacts and relationships of water consumption on the countys lakes and springs and discuss the proposed South Lake Water Initiative. For information, call Ray San Fratello at 352-394-4191, or send an email to 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., Thursday, at Waterfront Park in Clermont. The popular community event features samples of signature dishes and drinks from more than 25 top restaurants, musical entertainment provided by Grammy-nominated Jerry Bravo and his band, and the latest products and services by dozens of South Lake businesses. 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. Area Briefs Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 Commercial, he was the senior publisher over 11 newspapers, among them six dailies, three weeklies and two biweekly shoppers. Dixon said he sees tre mendous opportunity for the Daily Commercial in Lake County and believes the papers continued success and growth will hinge on some fun damental principles. I think that if we keep it simple and we can ful ll the needs of our ad vertisers and the needs of our subscribers, well be very successful, he said, I hope we develop a strong character, a strong ethic and are straightfor ward and honest. Dixon, who has settled in Mount Dora, will be joined by his wife, Jenni fer, and children by Jan uary. His children are Connor, 20, Brianna, 19, Jordan, 18, Austin, 17 and Ella, 15 months. Halifax Media Group purchased the Daily Commercial on Oct. 1 from HarborPoint Me dia. The deal included the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont. With the acquisition, Halifax increased its holdings to 20 newspapers in Florida and 36 newspa pers in the Southeast. Founded in 2010, Hal ifax Media is headquar tered in Daytona Beach. The companys investment group includes Ste phens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, and Red ding Investments. Halifax Medias strategy is to invest long-term capital in quality companies posi tioned in strong markets that are closely connect ed to the community. DIXON FROM PAGE A1 We have lots of ven dors, booths and a great lineup of activities and entertainment, but what weve done this year is brought the festival back to where it originated, with more country and blue grass music, a lot of schools and kids per forming, and residents and neighbors enjoy ing themselves and their families, Bennett said. The festival will run from 8 / a.m. to 6 / p .m. and as usual opening cere monies, headed by city staff and a local Boy Scout troop, will be followed by a day lled with food, music, games, fun and family. More than 140 vendors booths will feature arts and crafts, jewelry, an tiques, specialty items, and yard sale items. This year, Mayor Bennett allowed any Mont verde resident who want ed a booth to have one free of charge for an old time community yard sale. This years Festival will also feature a hot dogeating contest, sponsored by the Montverde Fire Department, and a sidewalk art contest for the kids. We gave away a lot of booths for residents so they can have their garage sales, just like we used to do. We wanted to bring back traditions as to how Montverde Day was done before. Every bodys talking about it, Bennett said. Bennett said the fes tival reminds him of a scene from a movie called Doc Hollywood. In the scene, the may or and townspeople are gathered for the Squash Festival. Bennett said the small town feel is apparent in the movie with barbecue and carnival rides in the background just at it is in real life in Montverde. That one scene de picts the small town community atmosphere we have and enjoy here so perfectly, Bennett said. There is no admission for the festival and park ing is free. Organizers would also like to remind people to bring their chairs. We are going for as lit tle commercialization as possible this year. In this day and age with email, texts, television, computers, mail and door messages all commercialized and trying to show you something, its refreshing when you can just relax, let your guard down and have a nice time, Bennett said. For information, call Montverde Town Hall at 407-469-2681. FESTIVAL FROM PAGE A1 seeking alternate routes to other Central Florida areas, since it has been estimated that 50,000 people drive S.R. 50 each day, many commuting to Orlando. The new U.S. 27/S.R. 50 ramps are set to do this (in crease capacity) as well as eliminate trafc conicts leading to improved safety, Lallemand said. Prince Contracting LLC did the interchange work. Construction costs have been estimated at $20.7 million. The FDOT also an nounced Oct. 30 that the remaining sections of the construction project are near completion and are on track to be nished later in the year. ROAD FROM PAGE A1 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comThe huge and very old oak tree at Lake David in Groveland does not look quite the same. Sure, the trees fat trunk is still is still about 12-feet tall, but with no limbs, branches or leaves, its not the same tree most people remember. I remember playing at Lake David Park as a child, said Doris Bloodsworth, the South Lake Chamber of Commerces director of marketing and com munications. The kids would go swimming in the lake and play under the tree. I remem ber my Girl Scout troop would meet under the tree and when I think of my childhood and hot summer days, especially, it was part of the look of the lake. It was sort of an iconic part of Lake David. I guess you take things for granted, because af ter seeing it, knowing its been there for as long as I can re member, you just think it will always be there. According to Acting City Manager Willie Morgan, who is also Grovelands re chief, the 50to 100-year-old oak tree de veloped a large crack. It actually was an emer gency decision to cut the tree down, he said. It was a mat ter of safety. The city paid Danny Rays Tree Service of Leesburg, which happened to be working in the area at the time, about $4,000 to cut off the limbs. Were hoping it will resprout and grow back out, Morgan said.Popular tree gets close shave LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIALRichard De Fran of Clermont takes a good look at the remains of the big oak in Grovelands Lake David Park.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 Mon. Fri. 9am to 4pm, Sat. by appointmentLAKE COUNTYS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN HEARING AIDS Alan Boone, HAS, BC-HIS President & Wife Linda221 N. US Hwy 27, Suite H(Across from the Citrus Tower)CLERMONT243-HEAR ( 4327 )2755 S. Bay St. Suite F (Across from Tractor Supply Company)EUSTIS483-HEAR ( 4327 ) 50, about a quarter of a mile from the hotel. The funds to construct the building will come from re impact fees. As a result, re ofcials hoped this week to receive approval from the Lake County Commission to move for ward with the planning phase of the project. Lake County Assistant Fire Chief Jack Fill man said security concerns at the hotel have been a pressing issue. We had some vandalism to the engine in a non-secure area, he said. It is a transient group that moves in and out of that hotel. There have been several issues with police being called there. Since March 2011, the Lake County Sher iffs Ofce had received 42 calls to the hotel, including two assault and battery calls, according to a call list obtained from the department. As far as crime goes, it looks there were a couple ghts and one drug call, said Sgt. James Vachon, spokesperson for the sheriffs ofce, in an email. Fillman also cited other security issues, including an incident when kids jumped on the re truck. When we moved in there, we hoped it would be temporary, he said, explaining the re department has done extensive research to locate a property to build a station. We were looking toward the possibility of purchasing a home to rezone commercial. The (problem) is the property (availability) is so limited and when there is one available, it is so expensive; we couldnt afford it. Fireghters at the hotel also do not have access to a full kitchen, a common feature in a permanent re station, Fillman said. Lt. Brian Gamble, vice president of the Lake County Professional Fireghters, said it is important for reghters to have a safe environment to work in. One of the reghters had the tires and rims taken off of his car, he said. The car was sitting on concrete blocks. The new location will provide more space for the reghters, according to Gamble. But safety remains the top priority, he said. The truck is out there in the open at Value Place, he said. You are talking about tens of thousands of dollars of equipment on that truck. The travel website Trip Advisor gives Value Place a 73 per cent approval rating from people who have stayed there. In reviews of the property, one former guest said it was less of a motel for longterm travelers, like my self, than it is a safe, inexpensive shelter for people caught in todays tough economic times. The guest added that a couple who were living in the next room fought constantly, while another guest complained that the long-term people there were low class, rude (and) some acted strange. There were also positive reviews from guests, particularly addressing how friendly and attentive the staff is to those who stay there. Trip Advisor stated that those who stay longer than a month at the Value Place Hotel can pay as little as $43 a night. A statement from hotel management on the travel site said some guests stay there for months. Repeated calls to the Value Place Hotel manager were not returned Friday. Commissioner Sean Parks, who has been pushing to relocate the reghters, said its the right thing to do. It gets them out of an environment where they dont have to wor ry about their safety as much so they can focus on their job, he said. It is furthering our plan for better re protection. HOTEL FROM PAGE A1 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe four wheels, tires and rims from a reghters personal vehicle were stolen outside the hotel. The Clermont Marine Corps League No. 1120 in Clermont is hosting an application event for the Toys for Tots program. Those applications must be made by a parent or legal guardian for kids up to 12 years of age. Applications will be accepted from 4 to 8 / p.m., Friday and Nov. 15, from 1 to 4 / p .m., Sat urday and Nov. 16, and from 11 / a.m. to 2 / p .m., Sunday and Nov. 17, at the VFW hall, 855 W. Desoto St., Clermont. Local clubs and organizations can also par ticipate in the Toys for Tots program by hosting a toy collection box in their ofce or club. For information, call 352-243-7970, or send an email to Sign-up for Toys for Tots set at VFW hall Registration to run or walk in the second an nual Toyota of Clermont Turkey Trot is ongo ing. The event is at 8 / a.m., N ov. 23, and begins at the Train Depot, which sits alongside the South Lake Trail at West Avenue and Osceola Street. Proceeds from the 5k run will benet the South Lake County Historical Society/Clermont Historic Village, and Back to School is Cool-Lake County, which concentrates on empowering homeless and under-privileged students with essential tools to succeed at school level. Participants will receive a free breakfast, and food will be available for spectators at a nominal price. To register, go to for annual turkey trot event is ongoing


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013Developers of land around Floridas Turnpike are setting their hopes on getting interchanges constructed. The thinking is that travelers would be more apt to pay their developments a visit if easy exits were available. Although not as lucrative as interstate interchanges where travel is free, the thought process is sound. The money-making formulas are simple: Provide potential customers easy access to your products and services, and youre sure to make a prot. Taken one step further, the busier and more active commerce is in an area, the more tax dollars are generated to pay for public services. That makes for more productive local governments and happier residents. While most of the elements of this story paint a positive economic picture, the biggest pieces of this puzzle sometimes dont t well. And thats the cost of construction and who will pay the bill. The Minneola turnpike interchange is expected to cost $30 million. Construction is expected to begin in June 2014. Developers and project proponents say the interchange will increase access to Clermont and Minneola where much of Lake Countys residential growth is taking place. The interchange would be built north of State Road 50 and south of U.S. Highway 27 at milepost 279. The biggest beneciary would be the proposed Hills of Minneola. One thing is sure: The project will require digging into some deep pockets. It will also require some deep thinking from county ofcials who will have to direct public services and facilities to the expansions. We suggest county leaders move with extreme caution to ensure every step in the process is carefully considered and every possible consequence is thoroughly vetted. These are big investments. We expect them to pay long-range dividends. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARDBILL KOCH . ............. ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORSCOTT CALLAHAN . ..................... NEWS EDITORGENE 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. OURVIEWIf you know of a veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352-314-2100, or go to to CALLING ALL VETERANS 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. Its the Democrats who have abandoned realityThe author of the Voices letter, Robert Wesolowski (To Republicans: Stick to the Facts, not ction, Oct. 20), is clueless about what a realist, or a Republican or a patriot is, and is no way qualied to discuss the Republican brain. Democrats are as far from reality as anyone can get. Possibly the stupidest statement ever made is: You have to pass it to see whats in it, as Democrats pushed through Obamacare when they had a majority. If 62 percent of Americans dont want Obamacare, then 62 percent of Congress should have voted against it. What happened to representing the people? This administration caused thousands of small and large businesses to shut down and put thousands on the welfare rolls. The government needs to stay out of the pockets of those trying to build businesses. I also dont expect the writer to understand that you can no more prove the theory of evolution than the existance of God. Theres more to support God than the reliability of carbon dating. Remember, over half of the Democratic Convention voted to take God out of their party. That should explain a lot. Maybe you can explain precisely where it all began. President Obama says he has cut the decit not! Because of the sequester he was forced to spend less this year. The increase in the 2013 decit was reduced but the nations decit hasnt been reduced at all. Its just not growing as fast. Thank the Republicans. Obama said raising the debt ceiling was unpatriotic until it was his ceiling. I am retired Army and thought how childish the Democrats acted during the shutdown by closing the parks and monuments, as well as the White House which belong to the people. We know how the Democrats felt. Can they explain where theyre going to get the $17 trillion from when they have to stop printing useless money. The secrecy around every thing this administration does is reason enough for most Americans to not trust the government. If this administration was as transparent as they claim there would be no problems they would have all been impeached by now. It seems everytime Obama, Reid, Pelosi, or any other liberal (not to be confused with realists) opens their mouths we get nothing but lies and exaggerations. Anyone understanding simple math knows that there should not be a default. They would also know that realistic unemployment is closer to 14 percent than 7 percent even with the 300,000 jobs Obama created. Obama continues to claim, America does not have a spending problem, but he has spent over $7 trillion more than we have taken in, in the last ve years. As we approached the shutdown and throughout the process Obama and Reid refused to negotiate unless they got all of what they wanted before they would actually negotiate. Is that how they negotiate for the people? Is that even what negotiate means? If you want reality, Obama said he would fundamentally change America and then proceeded to, by hook or crook, steal and create the votes to get well on the way. There is no way any Democrat could be called a realist. I can only assume that Weslowski is one of the 47 million with his hand out and his facts wrong.JOHN COHN | TavaresCongress: Walk the walk and talk the talkWhen I was in the Marine Corp, we had a saying, You talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Every election cycle politicians on both sides of the aisle, talk the talk. Few ever attempt to walk the walk. Recently, Republicans in the House of Representatives attempted to follow through on their promises of smaller government and less spending. The recent government shutdown, as Shakespeare once wrote, was much ado about nothing. But Democrats, keeping their promise of never letting a crisis go to waste, took full advantage of the hapless Republicans, and put the blame squarely on Republicans. Other stories, not favorable to Democrats, got pushed aside. In case you have forgotten your schooling, let me remind you that the House of Representatives controls the purse strings and all spending bills must originate with them. The Republican-controlled House voted all the money required to fund all government activities except for Obamacare. The Constitution gives the House the right to decide whether or not they want to fund or not fund a particular government activity. Forget what the Supreme Court said about a law being legal. That doesnt mean Congress has to fund it. Each branch of government is separate and the Founding Fathers made the judiciary the least powerful. But presidents found passing some laws took too long, but if they appointed like-minded judges to positions of power, those judges could do what Congress would not do. Congress has let activist judges usurp their power. Democrats choose to shut down government. Democrats blamed Republicans. With their control of the mainstream media, liberals know they can lie with impunity and few in the media will confront them. Sadly, the media have become the propaganda arm of liberal government. There was never any chance of government defaulting on the debt. Money was available in the Treasury to take care of the interest on our national debt. If you listened to the talking heads on TV or followed the story in your local paper, you would never have known that. The Senate chose to shut down government because the House did not include money for Obamacare. Obama lied when he claimed it was some new outrage to withhold funds and change government policy by withholding those funds. Whether withholding money to fund a government activity is good or bad, it is lawful for Congress to do so. Did you see Republicans stand before the media and tell their side of the story? I did, but it was on the Blaze, Glenn Becks network. Congress does not have to lift the debt ceiling. Congress could make politicians on both sides of the isle cut back and spend only what taxes bring in. If Congress would not lift the ceiling on our national debt, it would mean government could not run-up any new debt. Wouldnt it be nice if Congress would walk the walk, and live up to some of their promises?SONNY HENINGER | Leesburg YOUROPINIONSLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Officials should move carefully on interchange


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 10pmPam 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 bookcase! 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 It Almost That Time!Individuals or GroupsPlease Call 365-0079 ext: 25 Ask for Barbara KettlebellVolunteers Needed Staff ReportA Lark Sparrow, a rare species that is rare ly seen east of Texas, appeared before a group of birders on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail during Lake Countys second annual Wings and Wild owers Festival, creating quite a stir. John Thomton, an avid birder who maintains the bird checklist for the Trail, said, This will bring a lot of serious birders to Lake County. Sure enough, the next day the bird was spotted again by a group of birders, and photographed, conrming the nd. More than 110 species of birds have been documented on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, but the star of the show is the Florida Scrub-Jay, Floridas only endemic bird, bringing birders from around the world adding to their life lists. The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is open free to the public from 8 / a.m. to 5 / p .m., Saturdays through Wednesdays, with private tours from 8 / a.m. to 11 / a.m. on the rst S aturday of every month, or by appointment. The trail is at 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont. For information, go to or call 352-429-5566.CLERMONTRare bird appears at Scrub-Jay Trail ROD SEIGLER / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIALA Lake Sparrow has been seen at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont. The bird is rarely seen east of Texas. THERESA CAMPBELL Staff Writertheresacampbell@dailycommercial.comThe renaissance pe riod of history came to life on Sunday for thou sands of children and adults on the last day of the 12th annual Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, where all ages escaped the 21st century to see knights in armor, jousting, and experi ence the games, customs, food, and dress of England in 1606. Are you the queen? several awestruck lit tle girls asked Rebec ca Beavoir, as they couldnt resist touching her jewelry and lavishly adorned dress. Beavoir received several hugs and posed for pictures with her young ador ing fans while she por trayed Lady Arabella Stuart, cousin to King James the First. Beavoir welcomed her guests to the many festivities she was providing to enter tain the king and visit ing nobility. This is my 12th year doing this and I start ed when I was 14, said Beavoir, who had no trouble switching from the 17th century to present day, while strolling on the grounds of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares. I love the family, the cast family, the patron family, and the people who come here year af ter year. Its so much fun, Beavoir said, pleased to be one of the 100 fair performers. We enjoy bringing history to life, espe cially for children, who may not have exposure to this period of history, added Michelle Aldridge, portraying Lady Elizabeth DeVere, Countess of Derby. DeVere recalled she was inspired to get in volved in the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire after attending one year with her children. The renaissance was my favorite period of history so it was not very difcult to con vince me, DeVere said. It wasnt difcult to persuade other per formers to act as if were the 17th century. I enjoy making peo ple laugh, smile and have a really good time, said Vincent Spagnola, portraying the king of gypsies, while Adam Richardson, who plays the character as Malcolm Gwylleth Mac Durron, entertained the fair crowd by participat ing in a human combat chess match. Richardson was victorious in his match between good and bad opponents, where land and titles were at stake. I love performing and this is my eighth year doing this, said Richardson, who relished being able to play a ghter in the human chess game. Its a lot of fun to do and I have a good time performing; I like to show off and do crazy stunts, he said. Richardson travels from Tampa each year to participate in the Lady of the Lakes Re naissance Faire, which draws an average of 15,000 attendees. This one is a smaller one, but everything here is for charity and its a fantastic little fair, Richardson said. It was a fantastic day all the way around, with a great crowd. Its a lot of fun to be able to come here and do this. Carman Cullen, exec utive director of Edu cational Foundation of Lake County, the orga nization that hosts the three-day event, noted the fair provides all ages to learn about history. Its fantasy and fun, Cullen said. Our emphasis has always been on making it a fully im mersive educational experience.TAVARESFaire brings 17th century to life THERESA CAMPBELL / DAILY COMMERCIALAdam Richardson, right, portraying Malcom Gwylleth MacDurron, reacts to reacts to victory in the human combat chess match for land and titles. Staff ReportA new Tractor Supply Company store is opening in Groveland at 6802 State Road 50 and is expected to hire 12 to 17 fulland parttime employees. This is the companys third Lake County store behind outlets in Leesburg and Eustis. Tractor Supply has been operating in Florida since 2000 and has nearly 50 stores in the state. Tractor Supply looks forward to being a member of the Groveland community, District Manager Steve Halliday said. Groveland is a great t due to the part-time and hobby farmers, and horse owners in the area. The Groveland store will have sales oor and support service space along with fenced exterior space used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supply ing the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers, the com panys website said. It also serves the main tenance needs of those who enjoy the rural life style, as well as trades men and small businesses. Its biggest competition in the Midwest is Rural King Supply, which is opening its second Florida store in Leesburg across from the Tractor Supply at 1706 Citrus Boulevard. The Eustis store is at 100 W. Ardice Ave.Tractor Supply opening soon in Groveland


A6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 rfntfbtnf rf rfntrbnrrrnntnb rrrrn rrnnrfnnrnnrnnnrnnnnn rfntbrfrfnr tbr rfnfrf ntbff n r rfffnfntt bfftt ffbtfttffntbnfnbrfrtt n rfntbn r ffnt bf ffrf tb rfrrnt b bf b f f rfnftnbrbnrfn rfrntfbbbrrfrntfbbbrrfnt rf rfnfntbnf TAVARES November is hospice awareness month Staff reportNovember is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is joining hospices across the country in reaching out to raise awareness about im portant care issues for peo ple coping with life-limiting illness. Every year, Cornerstone Hospice provides exceptional hospice care for more than 6,000 Central Floridians liv ing with a life-limiting illness said Chuck Lee, CEO of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care. Our high ly trained professionals and volunteers provide more than quality medical care. They work to make sure pa tients and families nd dig nity, respect, and love during lifes most difcult journey. According to a nationwide Gallup survey conducted for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organi zation, nine out of 10 adults would prefer to be cared for at home rather than in a hos pital or nursing home if diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice does provide the option of being cared for at a place the patient calls home, Lee said. L ake and Sumter counties have almost 3,100 pa tients receiving home and facility hospice care from Cornerstones interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers. In scal year 2011-12, Cor nerstone Hospices 876 vol unteers provided more than 43,000 volunteer hours. For information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 888-728-6234.


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A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Featured Business of the Month: Cheesers Palace Caf LOOKING FOR PARTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-6111rfntbI have parts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair service too! r Downtown Clermont Farmers MarketEvery SundayFrom 9am 2pmINCLUDES: For more information visit www.clermontdowntownpartnership.comCheesers Palace Caf offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with a European flair. Our Caf is a Family run business with Amanda Walsh as the Head Cheese and has been serving this community for 8 years. Enjoy dining in one of the comfortable wing backed chairs, while enjoying eggs Benedict, fruit crepes, Belgium waffles or maybe a smoked salmon plate. The lunch menu boosts flat bread pizzas, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, and the amazing Cahill Porter Beer Burger. Cheesers offers a semi private room for your next event, and catering that is personalized and intimate. Creating custom menus for your group is only one of our many options wed be happy to provide for your group. Our Catering is personalized and intimate. We want our clients to feel at ease during their parties or events, and make them spectacular. It is our personal attention to detail that takes the worry out of these occasions. Enjoy Cheeses from around the world in our Cheese Shop. Cheese Classes, presented in many stages ranging from the origin of cheese to the future of the industry, by Carol Kayser (Mom). The Event Dinners are a must, like our Great Grill Out 6 wines, 6 cheeses and 4 different grilled meat selections from the Seminal Indian Tribe. Cracking the Wheel was a fun event that featured the Kings Ridge Dancers and a 5 course meal. Our upcoming Cabaret Dinner will included a Cabaret style show and dinner Everyones favorite The Chocolates Shop! Amanda makes all the Chocolates, by hand here at the Caf. Enjoy White, Dark and new comer Sugar Free Chocolate selections. Our featured Chocolate this month is the Pumpkin Spice Truffles. Whether dining at Cheesers or in your home, we want you to feel like family!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 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 WOODLANDSLUTHERAN15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am OAKLAND PRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 E. Oakland Ave. (1/2 mile N. Hwy 50 at Tubb St./ West Orange Lumber) 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:45 am Sunday School For All Ages 11:00 am Traditional Worship Nursery Provided All Services 407-656-4452 Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforSouth Lake South LakeGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKERFUNERALHOMErfn tbt352-394-7121806 W. Minneola Ave.,Clermont,FL Cremation ChoicesDirect Cremation$675Plus Container Ron Becker,Director352-394-8228921 S.US Hwy 27,Minneola,FL N EW R EFORMED P LANT C HURCH We meet our God on Sunday at Superior Residence at 10:30 AM. 1600 Hunt Trace Blvd. (Behind Home Depot)Pastor Harm Biehl 407-325-8663 PROVIDED PHOTO From left, Mark Graff; Charles Thompson, MD; Chandresh Duggal, MD; John Moore; Robert Berens; Jeff Powell; and John Schmid. South Lake Hospital broke ground on the South Lake Heart and Vascular Institute on the LiveWell South Lake Hospital Campus on Oct. 22. The South Lake Heart and Vascular Institute, to be located on the corner of Don Wickham Drive and Oakley Seaver Drive (near the Mike Conley Cornerstone Hospice House), will provide car diac rehabilitation, vascular services and endocrinology services to the community through a partnership with Mid-Florida Cardiology, Vascular Specialists of Central Florida and South Lake Hospital. The institute is scheduled to open the summer of 2014 and when opened will introduce new services to South Lake County such as cardiac rehabilitation and allowing resi dents to receive advanced medical care close to home. With the collaborative approach at the institute, patients can be seen at one location for a variety of cardiac and vascular servic es, streamlining the process to create a better patient experience, said South Lake Hospital spokesperson Kim Couch.SOUTH LAKE | HOSPITAL BREAKS GROUND PROVIDED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters congratulated, from left, Ron Lutchman (Best Speaker and Most Im proved), Kim Chester (Best Table Topics), Wendy Stone (Best Evaluator) and Gordie Allen, acting club president at the Oct. 28 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave. in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495 for information.CLERMONT | TOASTMASTERS


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A11 For more information regarding Fair Housing or to file a complaint, please contact HUD at the phone number above, or City of Groveland at the 156 S. Lake Avenue of Groveland, Florida at (352) 429-2141. 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 NOTICESLawrence Allen ByrdLawrence Allen Byrd, 61, of Paisley, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Roy L. ChapmanRoy L. Chapman, 81, of Zellwood, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors.Victor T. ConteVictor T. Conte, 77, of Ocala, died on Mon day, October 28, 2013. National Cremation Society.Robert ONeal FrierRobert ONeal Frier, 70, of Leesburg, died Saturday, October 26, 2013. Page-Theus Fu nerals & Cremations.Pastor Oscar A. GerkenPastor Oscar A. Gerken, 89, of Oviedo, died Monday, October 28, 2013. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home.Mamie GuestMamie Guest, 91, of Bushnell, died Friday, November, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.Keri HolleyKeri Holley, 35, of Lady Lake, died Satur day, October 26, 2013. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home.Cotus Coty HutchisonCotus E. Coty Hutchison, 54, of Leesburg died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. PageTheus Funerals & Cre mations, Leesburg.Edwin Lavern MorseEdwin Lavern Morse, 89, of Bradenton, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg.Maureen Beverly MiliciaMaureen Bever ly Milicia, 76, of Lees burg, died on Monday, October 28, 2013. Na tional Cremation Society.Joseph J OrosJoseph J Oros, 83, of Sebring, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.Ralph Leroy RenselRalph Leroy Rensel, 84, of Umatilla, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.John Stevenson Roan, IIIJohn Stevenson Roan, III, 67, of Astor, died Sunday, October 27, 2013. Beyers Fu neral Home.Jeanne Louise RossJeanne Louise Ross, 86, of Eustis, died Fri day, Nov. 1, 2013. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.Beverly Hammock SmithBeverly Hammock Smith, 74, of Lady Lake, died Sunday, October 27, 2013. PageTheus Funerals & Cre mations.Audrey R. WalshAudrey R. Walsh, 80, of Leesburg, died on Sunday, October 20, 2013. National Cremation Society.IN MEMORY PROVIDED PHOTO Students at the Early Learning Center of Woodlands Lutheran Church in Montverde enjoyed sto ry time led by Teressa Parish, an early childhood specialist with the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County, at the School Readiness Mobile Resource. The Big Blue Bus provides learning experiences, resources and support to help young children reach their potential. For informa tion about Woodlands Lutheran Church and Early Learning Center, call 407-469-2525.MONTVERDE | STORY TIME PROVIDED PHOTO From left, Alan Garcia, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, and Dennis Horton, a local attorney and club member. Horton recently spoke at a club luncheon meeting.CLERMONT | KIWANIS


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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, November 6 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: Waterbury, Vt. %  en OCCUPATION: Server %  en FAMILY: Husband Stephen, Son Ethan, daughters Cameron and Lily, two dogs Rocky and Pumpkin, and one cat, Cinnamon. What do you enjoy most about South Lake County? I enjoy the hills in Clermont and also the lakes, the bike paths, and the schools. 1. If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be? You can nd something positive about anyone if you pay attention. 2. Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? I just recently met a couple at th e spinal cord injury unit of a hospital that had a paraplegic Bulldog with them. It was inspiring to see him walking around quite well with two hind leg braces, making the patients smile! Animals have a way FROM THE FILES | 44 YEARS AGO 1969Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet YourNEIGHBORSTACEY ROCQUEThe following are excerpts from the editorial by George Dupee after we attended a meeting that showed all of Lake County being colored Green. The ECFRPC has great plans for the orderly development of Central Florida. In our opinion there will be tremendous growth, far exceeding that envisioned by the planners. Regardless of that, it is interesting to note what the Council has in mind for Lake County. Their plan is to maintain the status quo, and if possible, to increase it. Somehow we are to provide recreational facilities for all of Florida and most of the nation. It is implied that we are to do this for free.en 42 YEARS AGO 1971BRIDES AND BABIESDarlene Sue Cashwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Cashwell of Clermont, became the bride of James Pope Turner III, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Turner Jr. of Minneola. Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Kuharske of Bay Lake Road announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Elizabeth, to James Robert Bay singer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Baysinger, Mt. Pleasant Road, Groveland. The engagement of Miss Carmen Schoolcraft to John Guerry Arnold is being announced by her parents, Mrs. Evelyn Frame of Clermont and Mr. Carroll Schoolcraft of Valdosta, Ga. The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Arnold of Groveland. Mr. Charles G. Kuharske, owner of Bay Lake Groves, Groveland, announces Mr. Karl Blaine Sessions is a new member of his citrus operations. Mr. Sessions took on his new position at 6:15 / a.m., weighing in at 9 1/2 pounds on Dec. 29, 1970. A native of Huntsville, Ala., he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine W. Sessions. His mother is the for mer Merilyn Kuharske.MINNEOLA NEWSMinneola Mayor H.H. Alexander administered the oath of ofce to Councilmen Earl Allen, Kenneth Bush and Hubert Skipper at the Jan. 13 meeting. Skipper was reappointed vice mayor for another year, as were Jerry Gehlbach, chief of police; Arthur Roberts, city attorney; Mrs. Mamie Mitchell, city clerk; Richard Langley, city judge; and Ken Davis, building inspector. Norman DeYoung reported a re truck would be pur chased from Leesburg by the ROXANNE BROWN Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comKaren Butler, a board certied audio prosthologist and owner of Lyrus Hearing Care Professionals, has witnessed people hearing for the very rst time in their lives. That moment, she said, can be intense. It happens. Someone sits in my ofce and cries because its the rst time theyve been able to hear. Sometimes, its the spouse of a person getting a hear ing aid who cries because its the rst time their spouse has been able to hear them actually speak a word, Butler said. Its very emotional. The looks on their faces, their smiles, their reactions... Ive been doing this for 15 years and it still gives me goosebumps. It may also be that Butler can relate to her patients excitement and joy because she, too, has experienced that moment. Butler lost her hearing as a small child after a bout with rheumatic fever. The medicines to control the fever caused my hearing loss, Butler said, adding that when she received her own hearing aid, she understood what Helen Keller meant when she told a reporter that shed choose her hearing over her sight because hearing connects you to the world. It made such a differ ence in my life that I went back to school to do this, she said. Today, Butler has ve Lyrus locations spanning Central Florida, from ofces in Altamonte Springs and Kissimmee to others at the Fashion Square Mall and the Florida Mall. Her newest ofce and fth location at 2445 S. Highway 27, in the Cler mont Landing Shopping Plaza near JC Penney in Clermont, opened in early September. Four other medical professionals Teryl Dever Camus, Andrew Obrosky, Sheila Shell and Tony Vazquez are employed by Lyrus. With their combined 50 years of experience, they offer care and services geared toward enhancing peoples quality of life. We can actually help hearing-impaired people hear better than most nor mal people, Butler said. Lyrus services or upgrades patients hear ing aids or ts them for new ones. Veterans who have received hearing aids through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can have their devices ser viced for free. At Lyrus, patients can also take a test drive with some of the industrys newest technology which include remote controlled, waterproof varieties and wireless hearing aids that CLERMONT Lyrus gives the gift of hearing SUBMITTED PHOTOLyrus Hearing Care Professionals doctor staff, from left, Teryl Dever Camus, Karen Butler, Andrew Obrosky, Sheila Shell and Tony Vazquez.Most hearing aids are virtually invisible and the sounds they allow people to hear are amazing.Karen ButlerSEE HISTORY | B2SEE NEIGHBOR | B2SEE LYRUS | B2


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The excitement comes from when your bill is $500.00 and you pay $30 out of pocket for groceries at your favorite store with little effort (this was the total of my shopping trip this week). The treachery comes from turning your house, dining room and living room upside down with coupons. Many will never see their dining room table again because it is far more important to have the coupons all laid out and stacked for easy access to save your family hundreds of dollars every month. A coupon organizer is a great way to keep up with your coupons. Below are the top 5 mistakes new couponers make when starting out. 1. BUYING BECAUSE YOU HAVE A COUPON This is the #1 pitfall for new couponers and a big No-No. Some feel compelled to use the coupon because they have it, but you shouldnt. You may end up spending more. Be patient and wait for the coupon item to go on sale. The magic happens when you have a sale AND a coupon. More often than not, you will nd the product 5070 percent off if not free with a coupon and a sale. This is the perfect scenario for donating items to your local food bank or food pantry. 2. ONLY CLIPPING COUPONS ON ITEMS YOU EAT New couponers miss great deals by not clipping all their coupons. I encourage you to clip everything. You never know when you will spot an item on clearance or an unadvertised sale. 3. NOT KNOWING YOUR STORE POLICIES This is key to efcient couponing. There is nothing worse than going to check out and your cashier says I am sorry you cannot use this coupon. Knowing your store policies will help your checkout be seamless. You can nd all your store policies on 4. SHOPPING WITHOUT A LIST Impulse buying is a budget buster. Make your list before you shop. This will help you stay on task, and your wallet will thank you. 5. BEING UNREALISTIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS Lets face it, we cannot all get $1,000 in groceries for a few pennies when we start out. You have to build up your coupon arsenal and stockpile a week at a time. After four or six weeks, you will have a stockpile of necessities and staple food items and need less and less. Coupon classes are available all over Central Florida. Go to www.DivineSavings. com and check under the classes tab to nd a class that is right for you. The DivineSavings YouTube channel also offers videos to help in your savings journey.The top 5 mistakes new couponers make Progressive Club and is expected to be in oper ation by May.SUIT FILED AGAINST SHERIFFU. S. Attorney General John Mitchell is reported to have led a suit in the U.S. District Court in Jacksonville charging Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall with practicing racial discrimination in operation of the Lake County jail. Mitchell says in the suit he seeks to stop the sheriff from keeping white and black prisoners on separate oors, assigning them to separate work crews and having them receive visitors in differ ent waiting rooms.SUMTER ELECTRIC OPENS NEW OFFICESumter Electric Cooperative is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of its opening an ofce in South Lake County and will be serving coffee, orange juice and donuts to the public at their new ofces on State Road 19. The local ofce was chartered in November, 1937. Among those instrumental in signing up the rst customers were Harry Stokes, E.K. Brockway, J.P. Lynch, Manuel Sloan, W.B. Bill Sheets, A.A. Kurfiss and Lacy Thomas. Ray Robbins is district manager and Dick Kurss is the Cooperative director for South Lake County.CLUB NEWSScramble Tournament winners at Green Valley Country Club were: First, Dick Douglass, Lila Morrisey, Roy Beasley, Jim Carroll; Second, Milton Kuharske, John Morrisey, Bob McGuire, Laverne Hornyak; Third, Ed Hornyak, Wib Mallory, Louise Simpson, Sam Kuharske; Fourth, Mar vin Styles, Alice Roberts, Jim Smith, Elva Hull; Fifth, Karl Abel, Maxine Egan, George Roberts, Dot McGuire; Sixth, Rita Douglass, Bob Ingersoll, Ray Frederick, Keith Hornyak. Groveland A&M Lodge 190 installed new ofcers for the Lodge year. They were pictured in the South Lake Press and were as follows: Bob Bay singer, secretary; Leroy Turner, junior steward; Harvey Brown Sr., senior steward, Waymon McDaniel, junior deacon; J.E. Watson, tiler; Tommy Turner, senior warden, Leo Mussatto, marshal; J.W. Turner Jr., worshipful master and D.J. Giddens, junior warden. G.J. Har relson was installing ofcer. F.B.L.A. stands for Future Business Leaders of America and Cl ermont High School is proud to have this new club on campus. The ofcers of the club sold poly-uff beagles as well as poly-uff IDS, also known as Moon Germs to the public as a business venture. Ofcers are Barbara Dar ling, president; Allison Addington, vice president; Jackie McCrummen, secretary; Rachael Paul, treasurer; and Jeannie Goodwin, news reporter. Mrs. J.M. Vander Meer, Clermont Gar den Club president, presented awards at Clermont Junior High School at the schools Arbor Day program. Poster drawing winners were Jack Hooten, rst-place and a prize of $5; and Ronell Finser, second-place and $3. Each received a blue ribbon. Other ribbon winners were April Craven, Mark Jones, red; June Yates and Richard Kenneback, yellow; Lon Kennebeck and Michelle Bannard, honorable mention. Groveland Garden Club president Mrs. Harry England was assisted in planting a camphor tree at Davis Elementary kindergar ten annex by Charles Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chapman, and Mary Ann Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rice. HISTORY FROM PAGE B1 of easing our troubles that I love. 3. Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far. I would have to say its having moved to Florida from Vermont 18 years ago, leaving almost all of my family and friends behind, and starting a family here in Clermont. Im sure its not unusual coming from a proud mom and that Im not unique in saying that my children are my biggest pride and joy. 4. Whats something youve always wanted to do but havent yet? I plan on doing a lot more traveling in the future. I want to see as much of the U.S. as possible and Id like to visit Europe, Japan, Africa ... I could go on and on. 5. What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? Theres always a need somewhere, like schools, food pantries, animal shelters, but if youre busy (who isnt?), even something simple like picking up litter is great for our communities and sets a good example for anyone who happens to see you. NEIGHBORFROM PAGE B1hear the sound from a television or phone but that communicate with each other and adjust to sound much like actual hearing. Butler said even the simpler styles have come a long way. The technology available today has really made a difference. Most hear ing aids are virtually invisible and the sounds they allow people to hear are amazing, Butler said. Butler said people sometimes lose their hearing gradually, so its important to have a screening to create a baseline that allows them to track further loss or to take steps to slow hearing loss, like wearing ear plugs when mowing the lawn, vacuuming or going to concerts. If its a huge amount of hearing loss, you can prove it sometimes, but if its minor, you cant prove it if you dont have a baseline and here, she said. LYRUS FROM PAGE B1


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B4SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013SPORTS YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTSSPORTS EDITOR . ............... FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE . ......................... 365-82683 FAX ........................................ 394-8001 E-MAIL . ...... sports@dailycommercial.comandLEISURE PRE-GAME SHOW LHS FOOTBALL LIVE WEBCAST You can also follow LHS Football on Facebook Listen to ALL the LHS Football Games!All LHS Football Games will be Broadcast FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe Leesburg High School football team went into Fridays Class 6A-District 10 game against Lake Minneo la hoping to force a tiebreak er game on Monday with a postseason berth at stake. That didnt happen. Instead, the Yellow Jackets walked away as the district champions! Quarterback Jabari Dunham toss four touchdown passes and ran for another to power Leesburg past the Hawks 35-7. The win, cou pled with Orlando Edgewaters 33-20 win against South Lake, gave the Yellow Jackets the district championship and a home game when the regional quarternals begin in two weeks. Dunham was determined to make his nal regular season home game a success. He moved the Yellow Jackets down the eld from start to nish against the Hawks defense. At times, Leesburg was its own worst enemy when penalties and a rstquarter interception stied potential scoring drives. Late in the rst quarter, Dunham got Leesburg on the scoreboard when he found Keionte Lattimore streaking across the middle on what seemed like a routine, drivesustaining catch. Lattimore had other plans, however, as he dashed through the Hawks defense and raced down the sidelines on a 58 yard scoring scamper. Less than six minutes later, Dunham was at it again. Following a penalty which backed the Yellow Jackets up to its 21-yard line, the Hawks went after Dunham on a blitz, but the senior signalcaller had the perfect play when he dumped a screen pass off to Anfernee Scott, who set into motion a backbreaking serpentine run. Scott darted down the side lines before racing across the eld on a catch and run that went into the scorebook as a 79 yard touchdown run, but actually covered about 120 yards. The touchdown seemed to take some of the wind out of the Hawks sails, but whatev er hope Lake Minneola held at securing a come-from-be hind win likely was dashed in the closing seconds of the rst half. Following fumbled punt by Lake Minneola and Yellow Jackets defeat Hawks, 35-7 PAUL RYAN / DAILY COMMERCIALKicker Rickie Mortlock hangs in the air as Leon King recovers a blocked punt for Leesburg in the rst half of a game on Friday. FRIDAYS GAMES %  en Orlando Christian Prep at Mount Dora Bible, 7 / p.m. %  en First Academy of Leesburg, Seffner Christian, 7 / p.m. %  enLake Minneola at East Ridge 7 / p.m. %  enWildwood at Montverde Academy, 7 / p.m. %  enDeltona Pine Ridge at Tavares, 7 / p.m. %  en Umatilla at Deltona, 7 / p.m. %  enKissimmee Gateway at South Lake, 7 / p.m. %  enLeesburg at South Sumter, 7:30 / p.m. %  enHawthorne at The Villages, 7:30 / p.m. Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffsSEE FOOTBALL | B5 FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comBrittany Bowe believes she is on track to skate for Olympic gold in February in So chi, Russia. The daughter of Eustis High School boys basket ball coach Mike Bowe won three races recently at the U.S. long track single dis tance speedskating championships at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. Bowe, a former inline skater, won at 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters and post ed two new personal-best times at the championships. Her 500-meter time of 37.77 seconds was more than two seconds faster than she had ever skated at that distance. I just wanted to come out here and have anoth er strong race, maybe take home the 500-meter ti tle, Bowe told the Deser et News in Salt Lake City. I really didnt think about my PR (personal record) at all. I was actually focusing on get ting better in that opening 100 meters. Thats really all I thought about. Bowe won the 1,500 meters in 1 minutes, 53.98 seconds, more than a second ahead of her friend and training partner, Heather Richardson. The championships was a qualier for the U.S. World Cup Team, which will make its initial appearance on Nov. 8 in Calgary, Alberta. Bowe will compete in her specialties the 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meter races. According to her father, Bowe has recorded the fast est time at 1,500 meters in the world this season. Bowes success in Salt Lake City, is the latest in a break out year for the former res ident of Ocala. She won her rst World Cup gold medal in March in the 1,000 meters in Erfurt, Germany, setting a new track record in the pro cess. In addition, Bowe won two bronze medals at 1,000 me ters at a World Cup event in Calgary and picked up a third bronze medal at the World Single Distance Champion ships. Bowe also has won silver medals in her specialties at the 2012 and 2013 national championships. Despite her success on the ice, Bowe is a relative newcomer to the sport. She grew up playing a number of sports at Ocala Trinity Catholic High School, including basketball and soccer, and earned a basketball scholar ship to play at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Bowe said her quest for Olympic gold began in 1996, at the age of 8, when she put on a pair of inline skates for the rst time. She won 32 medals as an inline skat er from 2002 until 2008, and won three gold medals in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. After watching friends from her inline skating days, including Richardson, competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bowe moved to Salt Lake City to pursue a dream of eventually skating in the Olympics. I wanted to be an Olym pic gold medalist and I knew my chances of accomplish ing this dream was to hang up my basketball shoes right then and begin concentrating on the ice, Bowe said. Mike Bowe said his daughters athletic accomplish ments including those still to come have result ed through hard work and dedication. He said she has doggedly chased her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal and refuses to let any thing derail her. Brittany is proof of what happens when you set a goal and do everything you can to achieve it, Mike Bowe said. She has never stopped dreaming. Or working to wards achieving her dreams. Shes an incredible young lady and Im very proud of what she has already achieved, and I look forward to what she accomplishes in the next few months. For Bowe, her recent suc cess in Salt Lake City is an other step towards earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia less than 100 days away, she con siders every competition to be a stepping stone to the next level. It was an very exciting weekend, Bowe said on Area speedskater closes in on Olympic gold COURTESY PHOTOBrittany Bowe, daughter of Eustis High School boys basketball coach Mike Bowe, skates in the 1,000-meter event March 3 at a World Cup event in Erfut, Germany.I just wanted to come out here and have another strong race, maybe take home the 500-meter title.Brittany Bowe, after winning the 1,500 meter race.SEE BOWE | B5


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 recovering by the Yellow Jackets, Dunham needed only three plays to nd Lee Bennett alone in the end zone for a 25-yard score. Leesburgs 21-0 lead was solid, but not insurmount able, although Lake Minneola seemed beaten as it trudged to the locker room for halftime. The Yellow Jackets domi nance in the rst half was apparent on the stat sheet. Leesburg ran 33 plays compared to 25 for Lake Min neola and totaled 308 yards of offense, while the Hawks managed only 90 yards. In the second half, Dun ham tossed his nal scor ing strike, an 18 yarded to Bennett and capped the scoring with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter. Lake Minneola scored its only touchdown early in the fourth quarter when quarterback Jesse Fiske found Jamahri Walden in the end zone for a 14-yard completion. For the game, Dunham completed 18-of-31 passes for 321 yards. He also ran for 41 yards on 12 carries. Leesburg nished with 445 yards of offense. The Yellow Jackets cadre of runners had 124 yards on the ground, led by Bryant Benton with 49 yards on 14 carries. Scott had 29 yards on carries. Lattimore led the receiv ing corps with 87 yards on four catches. Scott had one catch for 79 yards and Ben nett had four catches for 71 yards. In addition, Bry an Jefferson made seven catches for 63 yards, while Benton and Charles Smith also contributed. Lake Minneola had 174 yards of total offense. Fiske completed 9-of-23 passes for 99 yards with one touchdown and three in terceptions. The Hawks rushed for 75 yards, led by Fiske with 31 yards on eight carries. Walden had 26 yards on eight carries. Leesburg nished dis trict play with a 2-1 record and has an overall mark of 7-2 with one game remaining a nondistrict match up on Friday against South Sumter in Bushnell. The Yellow Jackets will host Daytona Beach Seabreez, the Class 6A-District 9 run ner-up, in a rst round playoff game. Lake Minneola (2-1 in Class 6A-10 and 3-6 over all) will close out its regu lar season on Friday at East Ridge. By virtue of nishing district play as the secondplace team, the Hawks will be forced to play their rstever postseason game on the road against Daytona Beach Mainland, the Class 6A-9 champions. South Lake (1-2 in Class 6A-10 and 7-2) will wrap up its season on Friday by hosting Kissimmee Gateway. FOOTBALL FROM PAGE B4 PAUL RYAN / DAILY COMMERCIALLeesburgs Desmond Johnson runs for a big gain on a pass play in the second quarter. Sunday. I really just went into the weekend looking to prepare my self for Calgary in about two weeks. I skated some really fast times, some personal bests, and it was a great start to the season. In addition to her skating accomplish ments, Bowe and many prospective members of Team USA have joined an online platform, Ral, in an ef fort to raise money for the Olympic effort. Ral lyMe is part of a relative ly new way to raise mon ey called crowdfunding. According to Forbes. com, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, usually via the Internet. On Bowes RallyMe page www.rallyme. com/raillies/135 she tells her story and shares her dreams and goals. Supporters can leave comments and become boosters by donating money. Boosters can be ac knowledged by name, or can be remain anon ymous. As of Friday, Bowe had 73 boosters who have donated $6,426 43 percent of the way to her goal of rais ing $15,000, which she hopes to raise by the middle of November. I hope to use (RallyMe) as fuel to get me to the nish line and that support is a constant reminder to keep ghting for everyone who has a dream, Bowe said. Im honored to be able to share my road to the 2014 Olympic Games in hopes of conquering my quest for gold! BOWE FROM PAGE B4


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C2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 ED DEL GRANDEScripps Howard News ServiceQ Dear Ed: Youre our fa vorite plumber and we need a few ideas. Were replacing our counters and plan to install stone coun tertops with an undermount-style sink. What current trends do you rec ommend we include with our new kitchen sink? Mary, IdahoA Choosing a quality faucet is key. Howev er, most kitchen fau cets can easily be replaced down the road. Undermount-style sinks can be another story. Since the counter locks the sink in place, the kitchen sink you choose may stay in place for a very long time. So I recommend following the new trend of installing a new kitchen sink with built-in accessories. Stock accessories are also available for existing sinks. But in your case, here are three popular custom addons for a new kitchen sink: 1. Bottom sink racks These are drain racks that sit on the bottom of the sink bowls. They also protect sink bottoms to help your sink look new even after years of use. 2. Custom cutting boards Specially designed to t your sink prole, custom cutting surfaces allow you to prepare foods and easily sweep the scraps right into your disposer. 3 Saddle racks Fairly new on the market, a saddle rack hangs over a sink divider wall. This allows one to turn that wasted space into a towel rack and/or a handy sponge holder, and that can really clean up the look of your new kitchen sink.Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book Ed Del Grandes House Call, the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande. com or write Always consult local contractors and codes.Put your kitchen sink to work with these accessories SHNSChoosing a quality faucet is key. However, most kitchen faucets can easily be replaced down the road. Representatives of the Pringle Homebuilding Group, LLC in Lake County are shown at a recent wear pink day in support of their recent sponsorship with Lake County reghters of the Cer tied Pink program. The program helps local women battling cancer. From left, front row, Karen Sharbono, Janet Travis and Jan Smith. From left, second row, Dennis Bottaro, Pamela Klim, Teresa Stienstra, Brenda Geraci, Lee Mapp and Jenny Larney. From left, third row, Steve Nordstrom, Tim Joslyn, Rob Kleinsmith and Tony DeLuca. For information about Pringle Homebuilding Group, call 800-325-4471, or go to GOES PINK FOR CANCER AUTUMN CALIERO GIUSTIbankrate.comRiding out the life cycle of a mortgage isnt for the faint of heart or wallet. It can cost big bucks to buy, maintain, renovate and sell a home. And if youre not careful, your dream house could send you to the poorhouse. Intensifying the sting from those expenses is the still-shaken real estate market, in which property values are slowly recovering from a historic downturn. Even with all those factors in play, owning a house doesnt have to be your undoing, experts say. But the perils of homeownership can get the best of you if you fall prey to any of these ve scenarios. As a general rule of real estate, the higher the listing price, the more impressive the home will be. So if you dont want to blow your budget, avoid looking at houses above your price range in the rst place, says Patricia Pipkin, a Realtor in Santa Fe, N.M., and a regional vice president for the Chicago-based National Association of Realtors. Buyers need to carefully evaluate their nances before they begin house hunting, and then be honest with their real estate agent about what their income, savings and credit affords them, she says. That also means factoring in supplemental expenses such as taxes, insurance, repairs and homeowners association fees. Insurance and tax alone sometimes exceed the principal and inter est of the loan, says Randy Lovitt, president of Century Title Inc., a title company in Metairie, La. And expect that component of your payment to go up constantly over time. Insurance goes up, and taxes never go down, he says. The housing meltdown called into question the long-held belief that individuals can build wealth through homeownership. Experts say you have to be savvy about the notion of a personal residence as an investment. A house is certainly part of your portfolio, but it should not be your primary investment, says Jerry Basford, a personal nance professor and associate vice president for business and auxiliary services at the University of Utah. A young professional seeking career advancement might not want to stay put for the ve to 10 years it usually takes to see a return on the investment, Basford says. Many people still believe pur chasing a home is the ultimate way to show that youre nancially stable. And today, for a lot of young people, that may not be, he says. Real estate professionals such as Pipkin remain optimistic about property investments. Prices are improving in some areas, and mortgage rates have risen, but are still low by historical standards. If youre going to look at it as a long-term investment, usually things do work out, Pipkin says. Skip out on a few bucks worth of maintenance, and you might set yourself back thousands in the long run. Failing to replace air conditioning lters regularly could shorten the life span of the AC. Replacing a unit typically runs thousands of dollars, says Claude McGavic, executive director of the National Association of Home Inspectors in Bradenton. Homeowners also need to be vigilant about warning signs in their homes, McGavic says. When wiring is older, ickering lights can signal an electrical problem that could eventually cause a re. Or the sudden appearance of tiny specks that resemble granules of pepper around the house can indicate termites. Think twice before hiring a handyman or a brother-in-law to tackle your remodeling project. If you dont employ a licensed contractor and attempt to save a few bucks by relying instead on someone less experienced, you might end up spending far more than what you budgeted. One of the biggest mistakes McGavic sees is that people dont obtain the proper permits for their work. If you fail to obtain a building permit, your repairs could come under scrutiny when you try to sell your home. If you ever get caught, theres a ne. Plus you have to pay for a permit. Plus, youd have to pay for a contractor to x it. That can be expensive, McGavic says.MORTGAGE RATES LITTLE CHANGEDMortgage rates were little changed this week as the Federal Reserve continued to support the economy by buying $85 billion in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities each month. The 30-year xed-rate mortgage remained steady at 4.27 percent. The 15-year xed-rate mortgage inched up 1 basis point to 3.38 percent from 3.37 percent. The average rate for 30-year jumbo mortgages, generally those of more than $417,000, declined 3 basis points to 4.35 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage slipped 1 basis point to 3.26 percent. With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is xed for ve years and adjusted annually thereafter.Ways your dream house can send you to the poorhouse ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANNScripps Howard News ServiceThe bedroom often gets little attention when it comes to decor since guests rarely see it and getting a good nights sleep is about all that some people really want out of the room. But think about it: The bedroom is where you want to go to relax, recharge, rejuvenate. With a well-appointed and -designed bedroom, you can relax and recharge and rejuvenate more pleasurably. It is important that your bedroom reects your personality. Do you like to read? Per haps built-in bookshelves are in your decor future. Do you like sailing? Perhaps a nautical theme would work nicely for you. Do you like those old record albums? Your wall decorations could be the album covers. Do you like to travel? Vintage suitcases piled on top of each other make for an interesting nightstand. You get the picture. Decorate your bedroom in the style that ts you. To start, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Pick a color that makes you feel good. If you like a serene, calm look, blue or a bluegreen might work. Do you want the room to have a feeling of intimacy? Choose something with red, such as lavender or a deeper purple. Full-bore red, yellow or orange should be avoided or at least left to a minimum as these colors are invigorating. That said, I know many people who have those colors in their bedrooms and they still sleep well. But, generally speaking, those colors are stimulating, not relaxing, so you might want to keep that in mind. What about a television in the bedroom? Some say no. Again, it is the staying up later than youd like that comes into play here. Those late-night shows can get your attention and keep you up past your ideal bedtime. A small bedroom does well with ceilingto-oor draperies. They dont have to be heavy drapes; the height is what matters. High-hanging drapes add visual height, making a small room feel a little more ample. A chair is almost a must in the bedroom, even a small chair. The chair gives you a nice place to sit and put your shoes on, or to just sit and read if youre not quite ready to sleep. Dont forget plants. Live plants in any room are always a welcome sight, and they help cleanse the air at the same time.Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, is author of Mystery of Color. For design inquiries, write to Rosemary at Make your bedroom a dreamy place


SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 C3 rrf nt tt btbbt btb ttb Call me with any questions!tttttr rf ntbrrf rt n trr fn t nf r nft rtrrrn ftrrr t rrrrrrr t rtr rfrt rnftnr tffn ft ntfttbbbtf t nt rffnntbff t ffrrt rwww.MakingHomeAffordable.govfrfr rtfrt DID YOU KNOW??? rrf nt tt btbbt btb ttb btt rr nrtrr rrnrrt nfrrt fnr trt $149,000 tt ft rrnr rnrtn rtrrt rr rnrrtt $224,900 REDUCED NEED TO SELL!!! b rt rr rtr rft $299,875 DREW HARWELLTampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG The for-sale sign outside the Cotton Candy Home, a 1913 charmer known for its Hallow een sweets, says noth ing of its new kitchen, heart-pine oors or bucolic wrap-around porch. Instead, the homes sellers in this citys vaunted Old Northeast neighborhood have chosen a single bragging right to catch buy ers attention: no ood insurance required. Its a big, big selling point, said Nan cy Driver, the Hofacker Homes agent who list ed the home. People driving the streets to pick the area they want will know its on there for a reason. It has never been harder, Realtors say, to land a buyer for a oodinsured home. The Biggert-Waters Act, which began revoking big fed eral subsidies for older ood-zone homes Oct. 1, has driven premi ums skyward, spooking buyers and killing deals. So in hard-hit coun ties like Pinellas, which leads the nation in sub sidized rates, homes that dont need insur ance have suddenly surged into vogue. Agents have taken notice and are tout ing the no-strings-attached message in online listings, yard signs and magazine ads for everything from a log cabin in Wimauma to a million-dollar mansion in Seminole. The once-minor line item of ood insur ance, agents said, has become one of the only things buyers seem to care about. In the land of ood-policy nightmares, the no-insur ance home has become king. Thats the big buzzword right now, said Stonebridge Real Es tate agent Debra Bell maine, who last month represented the buy er of a no-insuranceneeded home in Palm Harbor. Most of the buyers right now are saying, Only show me places that arent in a ood zone. Rising insurance rates could sock more than 50,000 homes sprinkled across Tampa Bays coastal and in land neighborhoods, property appraisers say. Most of those af fected, records show, are far from beachfront mansions: The median Pinellas home value is $132,000, for example, and most dont even have a glimpse of the water. Agents at those homes have tried to keep buyers interested by sharing premium stubs, insurance quotes and elevation certicates, used in calculating rates, to help dull the shock of jumping costs. Other agents have turned down listings, thinking the homes will be too tough to sell. That uncertainty has helped make homes that dont need ood insurance a lot more enticing. In listings, agents have been all too happy to show off their homes clean bills of health, attaching ood maps alongside exclamation-pointheavy assurances that the home will stay high and dry from big insur ance bills. All the buyers are thinking about it, said Coldwell Banker agent Ron Jackson, who in the past few months has sold several homes in Trinity in part by sharing stacks of paperwork that show the home is unlikely to ood. That just re moves one major bar rier. Though Realtors as a type are unrepentant braggarts, promoting something the homes dont have has proved a surprising switch. Buy ers attentions, many say, changed almost overnight: They ask now about ood zones the same way theyve always asked about nearby highways or school districts.Sold on no flood insurance


C4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS Old West theme for HBA showTAVARES The 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., Saturday. Admission is free. Designed for the public, the event will offer the latest infor mation in home building technology, information on new materials, remodeling ideas. Guests can talk with builders, mortgage brokers, realtors and home improvement specialists. Oakland Raider 2013 NFL Hall of Fame nalist and six-time rst team pro bowl player Ray Guy is the guest of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply Inc., and will be at the Ro-Mac 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 said, 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. For many home owners, the pro cess of building or remodeling their home can be one of the most stressful times in their life. It is not unusual for marriages to strain over a projects inabil ity to meet and exceed everyones expecta tions. The biggest mis take many homeown ers make is they will base decisions on one aspect price. When a homeowner actively negotiates for the lowest-cost provider above all else, they are inviting problems and stress into their project. The reason many homeowners sacrice real quality and ser vice in their building projects is they try to build more in the project than they can actually afford. Cutting cor ners elsewhere to put real granite counter tops in a kitchen could actually cost more. Do not try to build beyond your budget. The other problem, typically, with selecting the lowest-cost provider is the sacrice of service or quality. In business there is an adage which says, A business can offer the lowest price, best service, or the highest quality, but to stay in business only two can be provided. Bankruptcy usually waits for those who strive for all three. Stress for homeowners normally begins after they select the lowest-price standard for purchasing. It is easy to select the low price on paper; however, when hammer meets nail is when the project planning, skilled la bor, and product quality mix to produce a nal project. Deciencies in those areas will lead to building nightmares. Building codes, insurance requirements, and contractor licensing in the state of Florida are very complicated. It is not uncommon for those contractors with the lowest price to have deciencies in one of those areas. A homeowner should always verify independently through the state, the validity of a contractors license and insur ance. A legitimate contractor will never ask a homeowner to pull their permit for the job. Hiring a contractor who does not have workers compensation or liability insurance puts the homeowner in peril if an accident occurs on their jobsite. One of the biggest misconceptions in construction is that all building supplies are standard and the same. From lumber, to windows and doors, up to the roong shingles, building material grades will range from good, to better, to best. Higher-priced, better products are usually engineered to save the homeowner money in time through lower maintenance and better energy efciency. Contractors with higher prices usually have more skilled labor, because in the housing industry today, there is a real shortage of qualied and skilled craftsman. The best skilled building craftsmen are in short supply, and the good ones will not work for the wages of a construction newbie. There is a good chance the low-price contractor is going to bring workers to your house with limited skills and questionable backgrounds. Finally, the lowestprice provider will probably bring the baggage of nancial instability mixed with the desperation from the last few years. If the low-bid contractor begins your dream home, and you nd out halfway through the project he is short by 25 percent, there is a real chance you will pay double for your projects material costs after the liens have been led by unpaid suppliers. I am not saying that a homeowner should not nd the best deal in the marketplace; however, disregarding quality and service is a big mistake. In the big picture, very seldom is the lowest price the homeowners best price.Lowest price or best price? 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. HELAINE FENDELMAN AND JOE ROSSONScripps Howard News ServiceDear Helaine and Joe: Back in the day, my grandfather was a buyer for Wrigley Chewing Gum and he frequently visited South and Central America to buy, well, gum. He brought back from one such trip this pottery vase that stands about 9 inches tall and is 6 inches wide. We always thought it was native art, but that was only a guess. Can you identify this item and suggest whether it belongs in a museum, is collectible or is of little value? Thank you, T.S, Naperville, Ill. Dear T.S.: First of all, let us say that this is supposed to be a pre-Columbian stirrup pot or vessel probably Peruvian in origin and might have been made by any one of the tribes or societies in the area, including Moche, Chimu, Nazca or Chavin. But it is simply too hard to tell which without have the piece in hand for close study. The chances of this piece being old and authentic are rather small. The natives who have been robbing the graves of their ancestors to retrieve such artifacts have also been copy ing what they found and have become very good at deception (unless you happen to be seasoned specialists in this eld of scholarship, which we are not and do not pretend to be). In 1983, the United States accepted the UNESCO Treaty generally known as the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultur al Property. The accord makes owning authentic Pre-Columbian a dicey proposition, and several museums are actually returning all or parts of their collections to the countries of origin. Collectors inter ested in buying preColumbian artifacts should be very careful and make sure the items they are pur chasing are legal to own. Is this piece a fake? One easy way to tell (or get a clue) is that genuine articles are somewhat lighter than fakes, and if a piece seems to be heavy it may very well be a fake. Too, ancient pottery often has a dank smell when wet. Just remember that a real piece of pre-Columbian pottery has not sat on someones coffee table for the past 1,500 years it has been in someones grave. Genuine examples of pre-Columbian pottery often (if not always) have little dark specks of manganese in the body because the clays from which ancient Mesoamerican pottery were made were not as rened as the clays of today. Little dark nodules of manganese were left behind and these can be seen by the naked eye. But beware. These are sometimes painted on the surface of an item with the idea of fooling novice collectors. The piece in todays question cer tainly looks to be the proper age in the photographs. But it may be too perfect, and some of the surface discoloration may have been applied in modern times. We are also concerned about the little creature crawling up the handle and onto the neck because it seems to be too small and cramped to be the work of Mesoamer ican artists, who, as a general rule, were more bold than subtle. We, of course, could be wrong, and T.S. needs to have this seen by a specialist who can actually hold it in his or her hands and do an on-site evaluation. As for value, we think it is relatively modest even if it does turn out to be old and eligible to be owned in this country. We have seen similar pieces retail in the $350-$500 range and some sell at auction for less than $100.Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson are the authors of Price It Yourself (HarperResource, $19.95). Contact them at Treasures in Your Attic, PO Box 18350, Knoxville, TN 37928. SHNSThis stirrup vessel is a form popular with pre-Columbian people mainly located in Peru -but is it old?A pre-Columbian stirrup pot, or is it?


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C6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 126 N. Hwy 441 Lady Lake, Florida352.750.5110 Lady Lake, Beautiful 2700 Sq. Ft. Brick Lake Front Home on 2.5 Acres with Gorgeous Views, Pool/ Spa, 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Game Room, Lanai, Deck, Storage/Workshop, Split Floor Plan. New roof and A/C system. $395,000. Close to The Villages. CALL CARLEEN GARVIN AT 570-956-8700.Great curb appeal w/this expanded Tarpon model in wonderful 55+ gated golf community. 3 bedroom 2 bath w/27x15 great room, 20x10 bonus room plus enclosed lanai! MLS G4697800 Offered for sale by: HOPE DESZELL 352-8170459 AND CAROL CARPENTER 352-816-3065PENNBROOKE FAIRWAYS. 3BR/2BA home with great room & plenty of storage. In move-in condition, this home features an eat-in kitchen & enclosed lanai. Nice green view and no rear neighbors (just fruit trees!). $174,900. 1035 Forest Breeze Path (SR44 east of Brownwood in The Villages; thru gate to end; right on Pennbrooke Parkway; left on Eagles Landing; right on Forest Breeze Path. CALL JERRY DAY AT 813-495-5692OPEN HOUSE SAT 11/9 10AM-2PM SHNSThere are plenty of vegetable varieties that grow well in the cool season. JOE LAMPLScripps Howard News ServiceAs the traditional summer gardening season winds down, its a good time to reect on the successes of the past few months and opportunities for improvement (since there are no failures in gar dening). In my area of North Georgia, in spite of an overabundance of rain, most gardens (at least the ones that had great soil drainage) managed to produce a bountiful harvest of many varieties of food. Even though I managed to grow and maintain a full-on vegetable garden this rst season in my new gar den, I still joined a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) food co-op. I love supporting my local small or ganic farmers, and buying into a share of their production is a tangible way to show that support. Monday evenings are always the highlight of the week since thats when we pick up our weekly allotment. Each pickup yields a box of fresh organic produce. Sadly, homegrown tomatoes, fresh basil, green beans and corn are through for the year, while peppers are still in abundance. As I reect back on the many weeks of our steady distribution of gorgeous, delicious, fresh produce, combined with the harvest from my own garden, Im reminded of just Sharing your harvestSEE HARVEST | C7


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C8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 2249 Caledonian Street, Clermont FEATURES: 2BR/2BA, Hardwood oors, kitchen to die for, granite, stainless steel appliances, center island and cabinets warranteed forever. No rear neighbors and an added craft area. LISTING PRICE: $229,400 SELLING PRICE: $212,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jane Ketover, Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Susan Halverson, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. LOCATION: 807 Daybreak Drive, Fruitland Park FEATURES: 4BR/3BA   3,100 sq. ft.   Affordable in The Glen Ph 4. Great oor plan with live-in inlaws wing. 30 x 10 screened lanai. LISTING PRICE: $142,900 SELLING PRICE: $121,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Carole Rohan, Coldwell Bankers All Village RE. LOCATION: 3076 Keel Court, Tavares FEATURES: Royal Harbor 4BR/2BA picture perfect in every way. LISTING PRICE: $199,900 SELLING PRICE: $192,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cheryl Hilty, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Jo Ann Larsen, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. LOCATION: 5016 Pine Needle Drive, Mascotte FEATURES: 3 BR/2BA    1,867   sq. ft.   Lovely home   in Cardinal Pines Estate with open oor plan. Large covered lani leading to the private backyard. LISTING PRICE: $94,900 SELLING PRICE: $97,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Greg Ackerd, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. LOCATION: 515 Alcazar Court, The Villages FEATURES: 3BR/2BA 1,392 Square Feet. Fabulous Villages Home. Close to Spanish Springs. Located in the Orange Blossom Garden area, 2 car garage and screened in porch. LISTING PRICE: $154,900 SELLING PRICE: $165,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Debbie Gentry, ERA Tom Grizzard. JENNIFER PELTZAssociated PressNEW YORK The is land that ushered mil lions of immigrants into the United States and became a monu ment to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the rst time since Super storm Sandy, adding a chapter to the nar rative of hard-won re covery on the eve of the storms anniversary. The Ellis Island Im migration Museum hasnt fully recovered from the oods that lled its basement; many of its more than 1 million photographs and other artifacts are still in storage, and ofcials havent yet repaired computers the public can use to re search forebears. But visitors were able to return to much of the graceful main building, including some exhibits, and to absorb the islands singular views of the nearby Statue of Liberty and lower Man hattan. Awe was Cathy Scheers reaction as she stepped off the rst visitor ferry Monday morning. The Riverside, Calif., resident and a colleague at a school bus drivertraining company had arrived a day early for a business trip in hopes of seeing the statue and Ellis Island. Some of Scheers Ger man and Scottish fore bears immigrated via Ellis Island, so she was excited at the chance to walk in my ances tors shoes, she said. Sandys surge swamped Ellis Island, the entry point for about 12 million new comers from 1892 to 1954 and a public his toric site since 1976. David Luchsinger, the National Park Service superintendent for the island and the Stat ue of Liberty, arrived the day after Sandy to nd doors and windows blown out, pilings strewn on the grounds and the basement full of water, which destroyed the electric, heating, air condition ing and phone systems. Liberty Island was also inundated during Sandy and reopened on July Fourth, only to close again for a time during the recent par tial federal government shutdown. The oodwaters didnt touch the Ellis Is land exhibits, which are on the rst and higher oors, but they were later moved to stor age because they could have deteriorated with out climate control. Rebuilding and storm proong the electrical and other networks without mar ring the 1900, BeauxArts-style building was a challenge to plan and is still a $21 mil lion, 18-month work in progress. Heat is cur rently running through the buildings original radiators, instead of the modern climate-control system. Ofcials are still working on regulating the radiators be fore bringing back ven erable documents, clothes, musical instru ments and other ob jects, Luchsinger said. He hopes to start re turning the items to their galleries within about a month and to have the public family-research computers running again by the end of November. Yes, we are shy a little bit on exhibits and artifacts, but were not shy on character, at all, he said while standing before a glass-enclosed array of steamer trunks and suitcases in the former baggage room where immigrants left belongings. The climate-control and other systems are being elevated and wa terproofed as much as possible without com promising the build ings historic and ar chitectural qualities, Luchsinger said. He es timates the building will be able to recover from any future ma jor oods in a month or less. This is an icon, he said, speaking of the is land and its role in the nations diversity. Its what this country is all about.Ellis Island museum reopens after Sandys floods ASSOCIATED PRESSThis March 26, 2007 le photo shows the ferry building on Ellis Island, N.J.


SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 8, 2013 C9 LOCATION: 206 Lakecrest Drive, Tavares FEATURES: 3BR/2BA Large family home features 2 Master Suites with large walk-in closets, oversize garage, immaculate condition. LISTING PRICE: $179,900 SELLING PRICE: $165,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Scott Strem, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Scott Strem, Morris Realty & Investments. LOCATION: 5440 Twin Palms Road, Fruitland Park FEATURES: 3BR/2BA with boathouse on a Lagoon connected to Lake Grifn/ Chain of Lakes. LISTING PRICE: $132,000 SELLING PRICE: $115,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jim Carruthers, Exit Realty TriCounty.   SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:   Daniel Grieb, Keller Wil liams at the Parks.   LOCATION: 1627 Leesburg Blvd., Fruitland Park FEATURES: 3BR/2BA Double Wide remodeled manufactured home on large lot. Bedrooms with walk-in closets. Lease/Option. LISTING PRICE: $37,900 SELLING PRICE: $37,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. LOCATION: 3332 Indian Trail, Eustis FEATURES: Waterfront Beautiful 4BR/4BA contemporary custom home. LISTING PRICE: $629,900 SELLING PRICE: $575,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. LOCATION: 116 Palmora Blvd., Leesburg FEATURES: Historic 1930s pool home in Palmora Park LISTING PRICE: $199,900 SELLING PRICE: $185,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Morris Realty and Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: 23516 Companero Drive, Sorrento FEATURES: Spacious 5BR/3BA home built 2011 in Sorrento Springs LISTING PRICE: $223,900 SELLING PRICE: $215,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Betty Hensinger, Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Michael Stibila, Summerpark Homes Realty LLC LOCATION: 605 Oak Drive, Tavares FEATURES: Wonderful starter home with 3BR/1.5BA. Great Screened in porch overlooking nice fenced back yard. Move in condition. LISTING PRICE: $74,900 SELLING PRICE: $72,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Mary Dunn, Dunn Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Mor ris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: 605 S. Grove Street, Eustis FEATURES: 5BR/3BA, 5/3 with 2,778 sq. ft.. Two story home with 3BR/2BA downstairs and 2 BR 1 BA upstairs. LISTING PRICE: $124,900 SELLING PRICE: $100,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jennifer Jones, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Jerry Fuller, Coldwell Banker Tyre & Taylor. LOCATION: 1006 Loves Point Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: Fantastic View! Georgeous 2BR/2BA cozy home on canal right off of Lake Harris Lagoon with a deck for shing and room for a boat. This home is freshly painted and features great living areas. Sliders from the family room lead to an oversized patio. A short boat ride takes you to 9 interconnected lakes of the Harris Chain of Lakes. LISTING PRICE: $139,899 SELLING PRICE: $128,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cheryl S. Glover, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Crista Moffett, Century 21 Carlino Realty. LOCATION: 3187 Antigua Bay, Tavares FEATURES: Royal Harbor Gorgeous 2BR/2BA with hillside views. LISTING PRICE: $209,000 SELLING PRICE: $199,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Roxanne Logan, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Roxanne Logan, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. LOCATION: 10479 SE 179th Place, Summereld FEATURES: 2BR/2BA Located in Spruce Creek South. Fir Model. Immaculate inside and out. 2 car garage and enclosed Florida room. LISTING PRICE: $100,000 SELLING PRICE: $100,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams & Camie Kennedy, Morris Realty & Investments SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Camie Kennedy & Lena Williams, Mor ris Realty & Investments. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: 2BR/2BA, 2 dens, granite in kitchen & baths, double garage. 2,052 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $189,000 SELLING PRICE: $170,000 LISTING OFFICE: PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:   Jel Parker, ERA Tom Griz zard. LOCATION: 1553 Nightfall Drive, Clermont FEATURES: 3BR/3BA with 2,373 sq. ft. Formal living and dining, open kitchen with granite counter tops, spacious pool with large decking space. Beautiful view of Jacks Lake.LISTING PRICE: $215,000 SELLING PRICE: $215,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Cheri Bloom, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. LOCATION: 309 Betty Lane, Mascotte FEATURES: 3BR/2BA bungalow with 1,078 sq. ft. and 1 car garage. .3736 acre level lot, well placed mature trees. Streets lined with sidewalks and streetlights. LISTING PRICE: $59,900 SELLING PRICE: $64,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Nicci Meyer, Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. LOCATION: 23001 Oak Prairie Circle, Sorrento FEATURES: 4BR/3BA, 2,549 sq. ft. Beautiful pool home on acre in desirable community. Brick paver driveway and walkway. Triple-split oor plan. Living, dining and family room. Open kitchen with Breakfast bar and nook. Screened lanai and pool. Great landscaping. LISTING PRICE: $275,000 SELLING PRICE: $262,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Loretta Maimone, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Angi Biederman, ReMax Realty Center. LOCATION: 19150 County Road 450, Umatilla FEATURES: Charming Country 3BR/2BA with fenced yard. LISTING PRICE: $87,000 SELLING PRICE: $82,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tammy King, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Norman Hunter, Barbara L. Johnson Realty Inc. PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 17635 Temple Street, Montverde FEATURES: 3BR/2BA   1,596 sq. ft.   Brilliantly built with air conditioned 2 car garage & Cov ered patio. LISTING PRICE: $162,000 SELLING PRICE: $149,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Merideth Nagel, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Cindy Boyd, Real Estate Direct Or ange Inc. LOCATION: 17525 Sunset Ter., Winter Garden FEATURES: 3BR/2.5BA    1,713 sq. ft.   Afforable home at Citrus Cove Unit One. Pool. Beautiful neighborhood. LISTING PRICE: $158,000 SELLING PRICE: $153,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Adam Rodruquez, Keller Williams Classic 111 RE.


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