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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING: Baker games help lift East Ridge over South Lake, See page B1 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: South Sumter has easy run against East Ridge in 45-0 victory, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 38 3 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED ........................ B6 CROSSWORDS ................... B4 REAL ESTATE ....................... E1 REMEMBER WHEN ............. B2 SPORTS ............................. B1 OPINION ............................. A4 WORD ON THE STREET ........ A2 AREA BRIEFS ...................... A2 CALENDAR .......................... A2 DEATH NOTICES .................. A7 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR ....... B2 2008, Halifax Media Group All rights reserved WWW. SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer Clermont leaders were elat ed after the Lake County Com mission restored $1.29 million to their tight budget for a park in south Lake County last week. I am happy to see the park is back on the list for future fund ing, County Commissioner Sean Parks said. I see it as much of an economic development oppor tunity as well as an opportunity to serve the growing number of children and active adults in the south Lake area. The funding for the project, which has been budgeted out of the penny sales tax for scal year 2014-15, is referred to as seed money to build the park in the future. As the County Commission looked for ways to plug a $15 mil lion shortfall, the park was cut from the budget on Aug. 26. But the cut did not sit well with several county commissioners, and city and community leaders. The county has already ac quired the property at Max Hooks Road and Cathedral Lane for the proposed South Lake Regional Park. Total costs have been esti mated between $8-10 million, ac cording to county ofcials. We are pleased the County Commission put the seed mon ey back in the budget, Clermont City Manager Darren Gray said. It has been a long process to get a regional park in the south part of the county. We have been working on this project for 15 years. After realizing there were not enough elds for organized sports in south Lake, particularly in the cities of Groveland and Mas cotte, the county in 2002 adopt ed a Master Park Plan that includ ed plans for a regional park in the south part of the county, accord ing to Gray. But the plan for the park was put on hold because of a down turn in the economy, he said. Currently, more than 70 per cent of users in organized youth sports leagues use facilities in Cl ermont but do not live there, Gray said. Groveland Mayor Tim Loucks said the park is going to solve a big problem. This is going to alleviate the need for the residents of the cit ies to have to utilize the Clermont parks as often, especially for tour naments, he said. The park is going to make huge improve ments in south Lake. For more on this story, go to South Lake parks $1.29 million in funding survives ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer A fter ve moves in four years, the Boys and Girls Club South Lake Unit in Cl ermont has a permanent home at the citys newly purchased $6.3 million Cler mont Arts and Recreation Center. Im glad to be in partnership with the city and am looking forward to not having to move again, Executive Director Freddy Williams said. Its good to have that consis tency and sustainability for the kids. The contract between the city of Cler mont and the Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties, a 501 c3, runs through Aug. 31, 2024, but it can be renewed. The club ran a successful summer pro gram at the center involving nearly 450 chil dren from all over south Lake, City Man ager Darren Gray said. The club used its own staff and volunteers and paid the city $1,000 a month. For its after-school pro gram during the school year, involving only a few hours a day, the club will pay the city $500 a month. The organization is able to generate ad ditional funds for center improvements the city might not be able to undertake, Gray said. Those include new playground equip ment and upgrades to the pool and gymna sium areas. Already, 15 of south Lakes 17 elementa ry and middle schools have requested their students be picked up after school, which is much more than the club has been able to handle in past years because of a lack of space for activities, Boys and Girls Club Chair Michelle Michnoff said. Unit Director Tracy Jones said the club will get another bus to accommodate the in crease in children. Tim Murry, a lifetime resident of Cler mont who originally started the fundraising efforts that landed the club in town, is hap py that the kids have something to do. I decided one of the things we needed in Clermont was a Boys and Girls Club, he said. I thought about growing up here and I think kids in Clermont today actually have less to do in town than when I was grow ing up. CLERMONT Boys and Girls Club has a permanent place to call home ABOVE: Layla Taylor, 8, writes Be great and what you can be on a card at the Boys and Girls Clubs new home in Clermont. TOP: Kanaiya Campbell, 6, gets ready to serve in a game of ping pong. PHOTOS BY ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL Nikolas Michael, 9, challenges Carlton Campbell the father of two of his friends at a checkers game during a Boys and Girls Club celebration last week commemorating four years since the club opened in Clermont. No more moving ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer For the controversy to stop, red-light cameras must go, one Clermont City Council member said last week. Councilman Rick Van Wagner told fellow board mem bers this week that installing the cameras in Clermont was a mistake and American Trafc Solutions (ATS) should be advised by letter to remove them in two years when its contract with the city expires. I gotta say the promises ATS made to us about this program have failed to materialize, he said. Red-light cameras need to go away and never come back. We need to make sure of that. CLERMONT When contract ends, so may traffic cameras The Cagan Crossings Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Cler mont, features a EGO & DUPLO Building Blocks event from 4 to 5 p.m. Build your own LEGO creations using our theme of the week or use your imagination. For kids of all ages. A Native American Flute Circle will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clermont Historic Village, 490 West Ave. Features free ute lessons. Call Pam Dickey at 352-989-6326. THURSDAY Shakespeares A Mid summer Nights Dream is at 8 p.m. at Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont. This comedy follows the adventures of four young lovers and the fair ies they encounter. Admission is $18 for adults and $10 for children. Please call 352-3191116 for reservations. FRIDAY TODAY 3 1 2 FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON IN SOUTH LAKE. SEE THE CALENDAR ON PAGE A2. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Dozens of people turned out in Clermont last week to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Sgt. Jeremy Johns of the U.S. Armed Forces spoke to guests and said as a teenager in high school, 9/11 is what inspired him to join the military. The mornings keynote speaker James Brown, a re tired New York Police and Fire Fighter/Paramedic, was working with the new York Fire Departments En gine Ladder 10, which is lo cated across the street from the World Trade Center. Brown was trapped be neath rubble upon the collapse of the rst tower, and hed resigned himself to dying. Its like someone had ipped the master switch off to all my senses. I couldnt hear anything, not even my own labored breathing, I couldnt see anything, not even the People gather in remembrance of 9/11 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Its like someone had ipped the master switch off to all my senses. I couldnt hear anything, not even my own labored breathing, said World Trade Center survivor James Brown. SEE CAMERAS | A6 SEE CEREMONY | A6 TOP SOUTH LAKES 3


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 17, 2014 CLERMONT Man struck and killed near Cagans Crossing A North Dakota man died last week when he was hit by a car while crossing U.S. Highway 27 near Cagans Crossing. Michael Chafn Jr., 22, of Bismark, N.D., was struck and killed at 11:21 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said in a press re lease. He was in the crosswalk at Cagans Crossing Boulevard when he was struck by a southbound 2002 Audi driven by Julio Cesar Santana, 56, of Clermont. Chafn was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Santana was uninjured. The accident remains under investiga tion and charges are pending, the FHP said, adding that alcohol did not appear to play a role. TAVARES Lake County Schools land $4 million school grant Lake County Schools is one of two school districts in the nation to land a $4 million grant for professional learning. The Innovative Professional Development grant will pay for personalized learning for teachers and leaders over a three-year pe riod, according to a press release from the district. I am excited at the prospect of Lake County Schools being a leader in the devel opment of personalized learning for teach ers and leaders, Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley said in the release. Our goal is to have every child graduate and be ready to join the workforce or continue their studies in post-secondary education. Lake County Schools will use the grant to create more time for teachers to collaborate, and establish systems and processes that focus on effectively embedding the new Florida standards into daily classroom work. The iPD grant is the third grant award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Lake County Schools. CLERMONT Driver arrested after nearly hitting sheriffs deputies A Groveland motorist was arrested on DUI and other charges last week after failing to move over and nearly hitting Lake County sheriffs deputies working a trafc stop. According to an arrest afdavit, at least two deputies were on a trafc stop at the en trance of Bees RV Park on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. The Move Over Act requires a motorist driving in a lane beside an emer gency vehicle with its lights ashing to ei ther switch lanes or slow down. Luis Abraham Covarrubias, 36, alleged ly was driving north in the right lane of US 27 and put on his left turn signal as he ap proached the deputies. A deputy said the vehicle narrowly missed the patrol car as it drove along a drainage ditch and back onto the road. One of the deputies eventually caught up with Covarrubias and said he had to order the driver out of the car at least three time before he got out unsteady and smiling. Covarrubias reportedly refused to take a sobriety test and was arrested. He was charged with willful reckless driving as well as DUI. CLERMONT Clermont sex offender busted on probation violation A 26-year-old convicted registered sex of fender has been sentenced 40 months in prison on a probation violation. The sentence for Shannon Kadesh Baruch II was announced during a hearing this month in which a judge found he violat ed his probation on his curfew and place of residence, according to the State Attorneys Ofce. Baruch initially was sentenced to ve years of probation in October 2012 after he pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivi ous conduct against a minor on accusations of inappropriately touching a girl young er than 16 years old. Lake Judge Lawrence Semento sentenced Baruch to register as a sex offender but signed an order to allow the defendant to live at his parents Clermont home on Willow Crest Drive. Under state law, Baruchs status as a sex offender does not allow him to live with in 1,000 feet of a school, child-care facili ty, park or playground and Clermonts or dinances are even stricter stretching the restriction to 2,500 feet. Last year, during a random Clermont police check of registered sex offenders, it was discovered the Willow Crest Drive home was only 821 feet from Our House Child Development Center and 698 feet from a community park and pool. South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... VOTING What does voting mean to you? Voting to me is the most im portant civic duty because you can agree or disagree with whats going on regardless of whether it impacts you or im pacts someone else. JUAN SOTO ORLANDO Voting is the means for a person to put someone in of ce who will do and serve what they expect them to do and serve. If you didnt vote, you have no right to com plain about anybody in of ce. I think anybody in of ce should keep in touch with their constituents. RAY GOODGAME CLERMONT Democracy in action. His torically people werent al lowed to vote. This is some thing we take for granted. Not so long ago in history, every one was subject to the state. MILES HENSLEY CLERMONT Word on the Street 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 Our elected ofcials are vot ed into ofce to represent the wants and needs of the con stituents, not to pursue their own personal agendas. PETE BONASKIEWICH CLERMONT TODAY The Genealogical Society of South Lake will talk about other research forms at 10 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. General help tips will be offered during a meet ing at 10:30 a.m. Tues. Sept. 23, and census records will be dis cussed at the 9:30 a.m. meet ing on Sept. 25. For information about the group, call 352-2429805. Meetings are held at the Cooper Memorial Library in Cler mont. TODAY The Computer Users Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Coo per Memorial Library, room 221, in Clermont. Bob Dill discusses putting your computer to better, greater or newer uses with new programs. Call Bob Dill at 352242-9805 for information. TODAY Constitution/Citizenship Day will be held at 1 p.m. at the Mari anne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-theHills. The event features games and a short talk about America. Call 352-324-0254. TODAY A free English class will be of fered at 7 p.m. at Church of Je sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14600 Green Valley Blvd. in Grov eland. Call 352-702-1615 for details. TODAY Tickets are on sale for the South Lake Chamber of Com merce 4th annual Taste of South Lake event, to be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Chefs from lo cal restaurants will highlight their products and services, and the event will feature live entertain ment. To participate, for infor mation or for tickets, call Cher yl Fishel at 407-625-3818, or email SATURDAY The Clermont-Minneola Lions Club will host its monthly shotgun and skeet shoot at 9 a.m. across the street from Indian Hills Plant and Tractor Supply on W. State Road 50 in Groveland. For infor mation, call 352-223-9128. Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Clermont Equestri an, 750 Desoto St., in Clermont. Call 352-242-1257. SATURDAY The Clermont Belks store Char ity Sale is a private, four-hour sale supporting local nonprot organizations, during which char ities raise money for their orga nization by selling $5 tickets and keeping 100 percent of the tick et proceeds. A kickoff meeting for interested nonprots will take place at 11 a.m. at the store, 270 Citrus Tower Blvd., and an RSVP is need for the meeting by calling Basha Schlazer or Kris tin Mumford, at 352-243-2227, ext. 210 before Friday. The sale is Nov. 8. SUNDAY Banned Books Week will be observed through Sept. 27 at the Marianne Beck Memorial Li brary, 112 W. Central Ave., Howeyin-the-Hills. Visit the display of banned books and pick up one to read. Call 352-324-0254 for details. SUNDAY New Jacobs Chapel Mission ary Baptist Church will celebrate its 113th church anniversary at 11 a.m. to the theme Rising to a Spirit of Excellence in Christ with the Rev. Michael Warren, pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Apopka, as the special guest. Call the church, 410 W. State Road 50, Clermont, at 352-394-4720 for details. MONDAY Opera at the Library offers a presentation of Giacomo Pucci nis Turandot at 1:45 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, in Clermont, room 108B. English translations are offered for your understand ing and the event is free to the public. Light refreshments pro vided. Call Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275, or email oper for information. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 Windows 8 classes will be of fered at 1 p.m. at Cooper Memo rial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is re quired by calling the library at 352-536-2275. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 People of Faith meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 950b 7th St., in Grove land. Information concerning do mestic violence will be presented. Call the church at 352-394-2412 for details. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 Erev of Rosh Hashonah will be held at Congregation Sinai at 7:30 p.m., 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. Call 352-2435353 or go to www.congrega for tickets and in formation. THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 A Rosh Hashonah service will be held at Congregation Sinai at 10 a.m., with a Lunch and Learn at 1 p.m. Also, Taschlich at the Cl ermont Pier will be at 2:30 p.m. For information, call 352-2435353 or go to www.congrega for tickets. The church is at 303A N. U.S. High way 27 in Minneola. FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 A seminar about preventing falls in your home will be offered at 11 a.m. at Marianne Beck Me morial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills. Registra tion is required by calling 352324-0254. FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 Registration is due for the 2014 Central Florida Natural Health Conference to be held at 8 a.m., Sept. 27 at the First Unit ed Methodist Church, 950 7th St., in Clermont. Dr. Luis Pache co is the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Pacheco is a family physician and member of the Na tures Sunshine Worldwide Medi cal and Scientic Advisory Board. To register, call the the Clermont Herb Shoppe, 352-243-3588, or the Leesburg Herb Shoppe, 352315-4372. Cost is $35 in ad vance. SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 The rst day of box car racing at C/M Box Car Racing will be at Lake Wilson Parkway in Groveland for kids of all ages. For informa tion, call 352-708-4207 or go to SUNDAY, SEPT. 28 Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. at Irish Trails Farm and Pet Supply, 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Cler mont. Call 352-243-0924. To place an item on the calen dar, send an email to pam.fen SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUBMITTED PHOTO Montverde Academy students Grace Schorr, Ariana Rosenbaum, Laura Emilcar, Ethan Kaufman, Maverick Meyers, Akhil Patel, Alia Rodriguez, Alexa Cecchi, Kady Bills-McCoy, Cody DeJarnett and Isaac Danois are the third through fth grade student recipients of the 2014 Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Ten of the students received a bronze award for 50 hours of community service and one student received a gold medal for earning 100 or more service hours. Each student also received a letter from President Obama thanking them for their outstanding community service. MVA STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 34137 r fnt b t f bb r f rf n t b tt rfntb ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Clermont City Council members last week hon ored Jan Sheldon with a proclamation as she retires as president of the Moon light Players Theatre in Cl ermont. The proclamation, pre sented to Sheldon by May or Hal Turville, recognized Sheldon for founding Cl ermonts community the ater company in 1994 with $500 her father gave her as a birthday present to pro duce the rst play, The Sound of Music. The Moonlight Players Theatre has brought much joy and entertainment to Clermont residents and helped bring business to downtown Clermont, the proclamation reads. It also notes that Sheldon has nur tured a youth improv group call The Lunatics and that many young people shes directed have gone on to become Broadway actors. The theater is celebrat ing its 20th year anni versary this month with a production William Shakespeares A Midsum mer Nights Dream to be directed by Sheldon. At the meeting, the en tire cast, in full costume, showed up to support Shel don. Yes, I started the Moon light Players Theatre with $500, Sheldon told the council, but there are so many people that have got ten me here and got the theater here. Id like to ac knowledge my mother and father and my husband and sons for inspiring and lov ing me. Id also like to thank all the people who have helped the theater and who have supported me. Sheldon ended her ac ceptance by telling council members, So you will be seeing more of me. Moonlight Theatre founder honored with city proclamation COURTESY OF CITY OF CLERMONT Jan Sheldon, founder of the Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont, accepts a proclamation in her honor during a Clermont City Council meeting last week. Sheldon is pictured, far right wearing black shirt, with her mother, who ew in from out of state to see her receive the honor. ARMY FIELD BAND PLAYS IN CLERMONT Army trumpeter Master Sgt. Michael Johnston brings the house down with Duke Ellingtons The Shepherd. The Jazz Ambassadors, the big band of the Army Field Band, performed Sept. 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Clermont to a crowd of about 800. They were on their 15th day of a 26-day tour. The Jazz Ambassadors, a 19-member ensemble, is the ofcial touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, it has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India and throughout Europe, according to the bands website. LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 Staff Report A Clermont woman was charged with ag gravated battery after she allegedly struck her boyfriend twice with a car after he left their home to cool off follow ing an argument. A Lake County Sher iffs Ofce deputy re sponding to a call at the intersection of Wood crest Way and Plaza Drive at about 2:35 a.m. Sept. 9 reportedly found a man sitting on the curb, saying he and his girlfriend, Patricia Naz zaro, had an argu ment ear lier in the evening and he left the house to take a walk. The man said he was walking in front of a strip mall when his girl friend struck him with the front end of a 2002 Saturn, knocking him to the ground. He said she came at him again and he was struck a sec ond time, according to an arrest afdavit. The deputy noted abrasions on the mans elbows, a black mark on his arm and skid marks on the pavement where the man said he was struck. Nazzaro reportedly told the deputy she had not been anywhere that night and that her Sat urn does not run, the af davit states. The depu ty said the hood of her car felt warm, as if re cently driven. Nazzaro was booked into the Lake County jail and released after posting a $2,500 bond. Plac ey our ad her ea nd re ac ht he Local Mar ket !VER YA FF ORD ABLE!Call to da y3 52-3942183 811 EH wy 50, Clermont, FL 34711 242-2240 811 E Hwy 50, Clermont, FL 34711 Hunter Safety Courses coming soon ~. 22 mag. &. 22 LR ammo IN STOCK ~Lar ge selection of new and used r earms-General Gunsmithing -Bore Sighting -Gun Cleaning -KBB Gun Evaluations-AmmoBUY SELL LOAN TRADE D005185 Ron Beck er Dir ector352-394-8228 r f nt b t $675 t HWY 27/4 41 2 miles fr om Hwy 27 rf nnftb 787-4440 tnfrfn n nntr nrf bfnffn bt r rn n $300OFFRE MA NU FA CTURED CAR TSCas h or ch ec k. Mu st pr ese nt ad on pu rch ase Lim ite d Ti me Offer See stor e for details CLERMONT Woman accused of running over boyfriend with car NAZZARO THANKS FOR READING THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Cler monts Newest Seafood/Steakhouse!Open 11am Tu esdaySatur day Full Bar until 2am Fri. & Sat. Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm 794 W. Minneola Av e.In Historic Downtown Cler mont!352-242-3800 $750Fish -nChip s We ek Sep t. 16-19$650So up-n -Sa ndwi ch We ek(tomato & bacon grille d cheese)Sept. 23-2 6 The Class Act Tr ioSept 20th 9pm-1am Live Entertainment Nightly Rob Nicoles Sept. 19 9pm-1am SUBMITTED PHOTO Beta Theta Sorority, ESA, recently made a donation to Horses With A Mission which offers equine-assisted therapeutic riding programs to disabled children and adults in south Lake County. The donation was presented by the president of Beta Theta, Sandie Stacy, to Elaine Barton, president of Horses With A Mission. BETA THETA DONATION GOES TO HORSES WITH A MISSION


A6 DAILY COMMERCIAL Wednesday, September 17, 2014 LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer In a contentious 3-2 vote, with commissioners Les lie Campione and Tim Sul livan dissenting, county commissioners last week tentatively increased the county-wide tax rate to 13 percent, which amounts to $84 for a home with a tax able value of $100,000. Commissioners put back in the budget funding pre viously cut for a park in south Lake and a storm wa ter project. On Aug. 26, commission ers cut $5.8 million from the budget in order to re duce the proposed proper ty tax increase from 18 per cent to 11.4 percent. Those cuts passed by a 3-2 vote, with Campione and Welton Cadwell dissenting. Residents packed the au ditorium of the Lake Coun ty Commission chambers Sept. 9 to speak against a tentative property tax in crease commissioners are debating as they prepare to set the tax rate by Sept. 23. Many residents stated the tax increase would not only hurt businesses but quali ty of life in Lake County as well as seniors on xed in comes. Others speaking before the commission at the rst of two public hearings on the scal year 2014-15 bud get, expressed concerns about cuts made in the budget to fund a future park in south Lake, the need to keep funding for a Mira cle League eld for children with disabilities in the bud get, and renewed calls to look more closely at Sheriff Gary Borders $3.2 million budget increase to fund sal ary increases for his depu ties. *See your independent Tr ane Dealer for complete program eligibility dates, details and restrictions. Special nancing offers AND trade-in allowances from $100 up to $1000 valid on qualifying systems only All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. 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The only way I can de scribe this, is that this has been a nightmare and we have had victims in Cler mont that were not neces sary, Van Wagner said of lo cals who were ticketed. Since the matter was not on the agenda, City Attor ney Dan Mantzaris asked Mayor Hal Turville to call for public comments and those who spoke reminded council members how ad amantly opposed many of them were to the cameras. CAMERAS FROM PAGE A1 ashlight on my bunker coat that was only inch es away from my face. I couldnt breathe, I couldnt hear, and I had a mouth ful of dust which soaked up every last drop of saliva in my mouth, Brown said. Brown also reected on the moments before the collapse. As we were squeezed into the too small for re code stairwell, we were im mediately met with calm and order. It was as though we stepped through a looking glass. There was just enough room on the stairwell for one line of rst responders to go up and another line of civil ians to come down. To my amazement, not one of the evacuating civilians was panicked, or trying to push their way ahead... no pushing, no shoving, no yelling, just calm patience. I was never more proud of my fellow New Yorkers and their demeanor helped me to keep my composure, he said. Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway, who served on the New York Police Department when 9/11 happened, said he believes its important for people to continue gath ering to remember the events of that day. CEREMONY FROM PAGE A1 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Al Venezio plays taps during a September 11 remembrance in Clermont last week. County narrowly votes to boost taxes 13%


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 CLERMONTBLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH rf rnrtfnrb 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) CLERMONTCONNECTIONCHURCH b rf n CROSSROADSFAMILYFELLOWSHIPChristian 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!FIRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHMaking Disciples Sunday 8 & 11am (Traditional) Sunday 9:30am (Contemporary) Thursday 7pm (Celebrate Recovery) Reverend Doug Kokx, Senior Pastor Reverend Dawn Fryman, Pastor of Congregational Care t r f rnrtfnf n GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONT, FL Many Other Activities each week fff n Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 www.communitychurchclermont.orgLIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH 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 NEWJACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH r f nt b nnt f nn 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 REALLIFECHRISTIANCHURCHHelping 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 rnrtfnrrSOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 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 www.southlakepresbyterian.orgST. MATTHIASEPISCOPALCHURCH574 West Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.3855 8:00 am (Rite I) 10:00 am (Rite II) 5:00 pm (Praise & Worship) Mens Prayer Breakfast FERNDALEFERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat 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 ChildrenGrovelandMT. OLIVEMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCHSunday Worship Service 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Come As You Are. All Are Welcome! bf rfrb n r ftnr r ftnrfMINNEOLACONGREGATIONSINAI OFMINNEOLAA 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 rnfrnrr n NEWLIFEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH, PCA18237 E. Apshawa Rd. Minneola, FL 34715 Music Ministries 407-920-0378 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 amTEMPLE OF THELIVINGGOD n 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 RowlandMONTVERDEWOODLANDSLUTHERAN(LCMS)15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 amOAKLANDPRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 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. South Lake South Lake Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKER FUNERAL HOME Ser ving Florida Fa milies Since 1957 A Full Ser vice Home -Locally Owned & Opera tedRon Becker & Charles Becker ,F uneral Directors352394 -7 12 180 6 W. 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Arrange ments are being handled by Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg. John Vic Farris John Vic Farris, 69, of Fruitland Park, died Sat urday, September 6, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Lees burg. Robert Green Robert Green, 84, of Sum terville, died Thursday, Sep tember 4, 2014. Ander son-Hence, Wildwood. Joy Ann Wettstein Grifn Joy Ann Wettstein Grifn, 75, of Fruitland Park, died September 13, 2014. PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lees burg, is handling arrange ments. Leslie Kenneth Guest Leslie Kenneth Guest, 88, of Leesburg, died Monday, September 8, 2014. PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lees burg. Berneice (Bee) Henning Berneice C. (Bee) Hen ning, 101, of Wildwood, died Monday, September 8, 2014. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Ser vices, Leesburg. Billie Lynn Lawler Billie Lynn Lawler, 59, of Bushnell, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Purcell Funeral Home, Leesburg. Odessa T. Leverson Odessa T. 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B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 17, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS and LEISURE FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Montverde Academys boys basketball and soccer programs might soon have competition for space in the schools trophy case. The Eagles volleyball team earned their rst medal in school history Saturday with a sec ond-place nish in the Lake High land/Winter Park Showcase at the Orlando Volleyball Academy. Montverde Academy compet ed in the Gold Bracket of the Class Division of the two-day tourna ment, which featured 47 teams from around the state. The Ea gles cruised through its rst four matches, dropping only two games en route to a perfect re cord. In the championship match, Montverde Academy was set to face Class 8A power Miami Kil lian, which got out to a quick start in the opening game and built a seven-point lead. The Ea gles bounced back behind a block by Isabelle Zatoni and three kills from Patricia Costa to get back into the game. Montverde Academy closed to within a point with a pair of ser vice aces by Marina Kotzias, but Miami Killian held on for a 25-23 win. Eagles coach Rachel Adams made a few adjustments in the second game and Montverde Academy stormed out to an lead and evened the match with a 2517 victory. Despite playing their eighth match in ve days, count ing regular-season play, the Ea gles found enough of a spark to keep their championship hopes alive. In the third game, Montverde Academy battled, but eventually ran out of gas and dropped a 1513 decision. Adams said she believes Mont verde Academy left an impression on the states volleyball commu nity with their play. Certainly, the teams competing in the showcase were awakened to the Adams budding program. What our girls did this week end is much greater than winning or losing, Adams said. They showed the state of Florida that Montverde Academy volleyball is here to make an impression. This is just the beginning. Montverde Academy earns first volleyball medal RACHEL ADAMS / SUBMITTED PHOTO Montverde Academy coach Rachel Adams (back row, left) poses with her team on Saturday after the Eagles earned a second-place medal at the Lake Highland/Winter Park Showcase at the Orlando Volleyball Academy. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer CLERMONT When student-ath letes from East Ridge and South Lake high schools get together, reworks are bound to follow. Even on a bowling alley. South Lakes boys team bolted to an early lead Thursday against the Knights, winning both 10-pin match es, but the Knights won three straight Baker games for a stirring 3-2 win at the Clermont Bowling Center. In girls play, South Lake won 6-0 by forfeit. East Ridge salted away the match midway through the third Bak er game with four-straight marks a pair of spares and two strikes to build a 30-pin advantage. The Knights went on to win the clincher, 160-135. Baker games are team competi tions in which each bowler rolls two frames per game. Games begin with 10-pin competitions where each teammate rolls a 10-frame game and individual scores are combined for a team score. East Ridge won the rst two Baker games 141-135 and 152-135. I told our guys to not give up be fore we headed into the Bakers, East Ridge coach Ken Pitts said. Some times you can lose those 10-pin games and the kids give up. Not to day. Baker games can be unpredict able. Its possible to bounce back and win the match. Im sure the fact we were playing one of our biggest rivals had some thing to do with that. Pitts said Ryan Kellogg was a key contributor for the Knights in Bak er play. Braxten Sullivan and Matt Wheeler paced the Knights in 10-pin pay. Sullivan rolled a 181 game and backed it up with a 193 effort, while Wheeler recorded 10-pin scores of 165 and 149. South Lake built its early lead be hind Zach Allen and Jared Allen. Zach came out of the gates quickly with a 197 and followed that with a 154. Jar ed had a 183 and stepped up in the second game with a 190. The Eagles won the 10-pin games 780-737 and 766-675. You generally assume youre go ing to win the match when you win the rst two games, South Lake boys coach Toby Batchelor said. This just proved how unpredictable Baker games can be. You never know. Baker games are more team-oriented than standard 10-pin games. East Ridge simply got it going in the Baker games and built some momentum and we didnt. Oftentimes, bowling centers are lled with the noise of pins scatter ing after they are struck with bowl ing balls. On Thursday, that noise of ten couldnt be heard because of the cheering from teammates and spec tators. It can get a little noisy in here when East Ridge and South Lake or even Lake Minneola get together, Batchelor said. There was a lot of energy in here (Thursday). We want ed to win, but it was still fun. East Ridge improved to 4-2 with the win. South Lakes girls team remained undefeated with a 6-0 record. Knights bounce back Baker games help East Ridge bowlers roll past South Lake BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL East Ridges Braxten Sullivan rolls his ball during Thursdays match against South Lake at Clermont Lanes in Clermont. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer For Lauren Karnolt, golf is fun. Its something that she enjoys doing in her free time and has created an opportunity for her to rep resent South Lake High School as a member of its girls golf team. Karnolt is a standout for the Eagles on the golf course, with a low score this season of 52, and in class room with a 4.0 unweight ed grade point average (4.7 weighted GPA). She is a true student-athlete, focus ing primarily on her studies which she hopes will lead to a medical career. Along with fellow junior Nick Puerto, a member of South Lakes boys golf team, Karnolt was named Stu dent-Athletes of the Week recently by the South Lake All-Sports Booster Club. Karnolt was a soft ball player for South Lake when she rst arrived at the school as a freshman. She felt the sport required a much larger commit ment than she could give, timewise, so Karnolt turned to golf, which afforded her more time for classwork. Ive been playing golf for about three years now, Karnolt said. My father is a club professional, so golf was in the family. Plus my dad had a set of clubs for me and they were free. My dad helped me to learn the game and it was a lot of fun to play. I dont know if its some thing Ill do in college, but I really enjoy playing the game. Puerto has been a main stay for the Eagles for the past two seasons. He is con sistently South Lakes med alist at area matches and has helped the Eagles de velop into one of Lake Countys top programs. Karnolt, Puerto named SLHS athletes of the week SOUTH LAKE HIGH SCHOOL / SUBMITTED PHOTO Lauren Karnolt and Nick Puerto were named South Lake High School athletes of the week. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer BUSHNELL The South Sum ter High School football team has sent a number of graduates to play for the University of Flor ida and Florida State University during Inman Shermans 31 sea sons as coach. Players like Earl Everett, who helped to lead Florida to a national championship, and Kendall Smith, who was standout at Florida State. Against East Ridge on Friday, it seemed like some of the Raider graduates had come back home and suited up for the annual rival ry. South Sumters defense suffo cated the Knights, limiting them to 34 yards of total offense and Raider ground out 294 yards rush ing in a 45-0 beat down of East Ridge at Raider Field. South Sumter, the top-ranked team in Class 5A, dominated from the outset. The Raiders powerful offensive and defensive lines kept the Knights throughout the game opened holes for the running game, while snufng East Ridges attempts to generate a running attack. It wasnt like East Ridge did try to run. The Knights had 31 rush ing attempts, but gained only 11 yards as South Sumters line was deep into the East Ridge backeld on nearly every play. South Sumter scored on its rst two possessions. The Raiders capped off their nine-play open ing drive with a 14-yard scoring pass from Reace Kinley to Bryce Williams. After holding East Ridge to a three-and-out on the Knights sec ond possession a series which included the rst completed pass allowed by South Sumter this sea son the Raiders were off on an 11-play, 53-yard drive that stalled on the Knights 14-yard line. From there, Wes Moir came in a kicked a 32-yard eld goal. South Sumter was methodi cal against the Knights. The Raid ers chose to grind out yardage with its ground game instead of through the air. East Ridges only real scoring opportunity occurred late in the second quarter when the Knights recovered a fumbled punt deep in South Sumter territory. The Knights benetted for sloppy play that resulted in multiple penalties against the Raiders and had rstand-goal situation at South Sum ters 7-yard line with less than a minute to play in the rst half. South Sumter, however, stepped up on the defensive end and denied the Knights a score, taking a 17-0 lead into halftime. Through the rst three games this season, South Sumters de fense has not allowed a touch down. The only score against the Raiders came on special teams in last weeks game against Crys tal River. In the second half, South Sum ter kept up its ground-pound ing attack and wore the Knights down. Bokeyon Rice, a 230-pound sophomore, shredded East Ridge with bruising inside runs. South Sumter scored on all four possessions in the second half and built a 38-0 lead late in the third quarter, which started a run ning clock. For the game, South Sumter (30) had 390 yards on offense. East Ridge (0-3) got 14 yards on the ground from Danny Morris and 11 from Zach Honnold. South Sumter has easy 45-0 run against East Ridge Friday BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL South Sumter Raiders junior Isial Flowers (28) is tackled by East Ridge Knights junior Jalen Lozano (2) during Fridays game in Bushnell.


B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 17, 2014 CHIEF BISHOP TO THE RESCUE Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Onica, vacation ing from Keego Har bor, Mich., answered an advertisement for Sky Sports, Inc., for ul tra-light airplane ying lessons. After the les sons Mrs. Onica ew rst with no mishap. Her husband followed and immediately ran into problems. The ying took place in the Green Swamp area, a quarter mile south of State Road 474 and east of State Road 33, back in the woods. The re department responded but didnt have the proper equip ment to get to Onica, who was at the top of a pine tree. Fire Chief Carle Bish op heard the ambu lance service call on his radio and drove to the scene with a lad der, rope and rapelling equipment. Chief Bishop went up the ladder and then climbed the rest of the tree like a monkey to get to Onica. The plane was hooked to a branch. Chief Bishop got the man loose from the wreckage and in close to the trees trunk and then lowered him by rope. Onica had no serious injuries. GREEN VALLEY APPROVES EXPANSION PLANS Green Valley Coun try Club members ap proved plans to double the number of holes, as presented by Clermont Attorney Richard Lang ley. Green Valley current ly is a 9-hole course. Two of these will be re built. Number 8 will be shortened during con struction and No. 9 will be utilized for addition al parking. Estimated cost for the expansion is $450,000. A state-ofthe-art irrigation sys tem will be installed. NAMES IN THE NEWS Clermont High School Valedictorian Chris Franklin has re ceived an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy from 6th District Congress man Cliff Stearns. Barbara Sherburne of Groveland, supervisor of Probation and Parole Services for the State of Florida, is the second woman to join the local South Lake Rotary Club. Clermont resident Bet ty Harris, literary coor dinator of Adult Educa tion at Lee Adult High School in Leesburg, was the rst Lady Rotarian within Lake County. She was inducted in Febru ary 1989. AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: Clermont OCCUPATION: Law enforce ment ofcer, real estate agent FAMILY: Most of my family lives in the Clermont communi ty. My parents, aunts, uncles and cousins all live in the Central Flor ida area. My older brother lives in St. Petersburg. What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? I enjoy working and living in such a safe and friendly community. Being a lifetime resident of Cler mont, I have had the opportuni ty to develop relationships with many citizens of the Clermont community. I have grown up on the chain of lakes. When Im not serving the community at work, I try to spend my free time on the lake with friends. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle. Steve Jobs 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? When I was chosen to be the of cer in charge of downtown Cler mont and Waterfront Park, I met a couple who inspired me to achieve more. They always have fresh ideas and make a positive impact on the people they encounter. They are also the business owners of Clermont Waterfront Bikes and Boards. Thank you Tim and Dawn Engle! 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? Every day as a police ofcer you never know what to expect or if you are going home at the end of your shift. It is an honor and privi lege to serve and protect the com munity that I was raised in that provided a wonderful upbringing for me and my family. Clermont is truly the best city in Lake County to work and live in. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. I purchased my rst home right off the chain of lakes in Clermont. With the help of my father, I was able to completely renovate it be fore moving in. I cannot thank him enough for his help and support. Without him, it never would have been possible! FROM THE FILES | 25 YEARS AGO 1989 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR DREW EVANS ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN SUBMITTED PHOTO Left to right, Ollie Emory, Sonia Williams, Carmen Cullen-Batt, Gail Weidner, Sylvia Barto, Connie Carlson and Annette Dicks are shown at a check presentation from the Clermont Womens Club to the Educational Foundation in support of Take Stock in Children, presented at the annual Lake/Sumter TSIC Corporate Spelling Bee fundraising event at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. Take Stock in Children services begin in middle school and continue through high school for students, and include their transition into college. Emory and Barto also serve as mentors for the kids. TAKE STOCK RECEIVES DONATION FROM WOMENS CLUB SUBMITTED PHOTO September Terric Kids at Cypress Ridge Elementary in Clermont are: J.D. Pike, Alanna Dible, Zach Hoffman, James Cayton, Mallory Gregory, Kaluki Kithome, Hunter Davis, Maiya Johnson, Symone Wright, Van Erdman, Eva Santiago, Emilie Visscher, Samantha Gross, Peyton Cooper, Lucas Donnelly, Peryn Joyner, Emily Smith, Julian Ramawad, Macy Gregory, Timothy Moses, Austin Demeree, Carlos Oliden, Ava Pike, Gavin Boronat, Abby Rogers, Radhesh Patel and Maddy Gilbert. TERRIFIC KIDS CEREMONY FOR CYPRESS RIDGE ELEMENTARY SUBMITTED PHOTO Alan Garcia, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, is shown with Callie Klemash and Shelby Green, two of the 2014 Kiwanis Club of Clermont Scholarship Foundation recipients at a meeting in August. Klemash thanked the club for awarding her a scholarship and informed the group she will be attending Stetson University as a pre-med/ biology major. Green also thanked the group and will be attending Florida State University where she will major in chemical engineering. She also has been selected to participate in research programs at the university. SCHOLARSHIP DUO PRESENTED AT KIWANIS SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters held their Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest on August 4 and congratulated winners Barbara Amato for the Best Humorous Speech and Gordie Allen for Best Evaluator. Both competed in the area contest on Aug. 23 at the Cooper Memorial Library. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave. in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495 for information. AWARD WINNERS AT CLERMONT TOASTMASTERS SUBMITTED PHOTO Kiwanians of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont treated two of their 2014 Scholarship recipients to lunch at a July meeting. Shown here with Alan Garcia, left, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, are Janet Gomez and Casey Rodney, introducing the duo to the club Scholarship Committee that had chosen them and 14 other local high school students from East Ridge High School, South Lake High School and Montverde Academy to receive $1,500 to $2,000 dollar scholarships. Gomez will attend the University of South Florida to study marine biology and Rodney will attend the University of Central Florida with journalism as her major. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WELCOMED AT KIWANIS LUNCHEON SUBMITTED PHOTO Julie Hulley, Kiwanian and president and founder of Back to School Is COOL-Lake County, recently spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Clermont about the Back to School Is COOL nonprot charity organization that provides clothing, school supplies, shoes and other items to economically challenged students, funded through individuals, businesses, civic organizations, grant funding and the annual Turkey Trot Run Race sponsored by Toyota of Clermont. Julie added that LEGOLAND of Florida has become a new community partner with her organization this year and the public can still purchase LEGOLAND tickets beneting the nonprot through Sept. 27. For information, go to Kiwanian president Alan Garcia presented Hulley with a club pin at the end of the meeting. HULLEY SPEAKS TO KIWANIANS ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 Solution on page B7 r f f nt b b rfSel ected from Historic Downt own Clermont's 80-plus members, we're pleased to pres ent the CDP Featu red Business of the Month...FINDERS KEEPERSFINDERS KEEPERS was opened on November 1, 2010 on 8th and Mo ntro se str eets in Hist oric Downtown Clermont. Owner, Pat Matson, who retire d af ter 30 years in the corporate bu si ness world, decided she could finally follow her dream of owning her own sma ll bu sines s. Not exa ctly sure what Finders Keepers would be toda y it has evolved into a Unique Gift, Home Dcor and gently used Furniture boutique. Custo mers enj oy the unique items they can purchase at Find ers Keepers and appreciate the ever turning invent ory with new items being intro duced daily. According to Pat find ing the tr ea su res and merchandising them is what she loves to do. Selling is just something I have to do to stay in business she laughs. Having expanded twice in the past 4 years, Pat contributes her success to her husband Bobs sup por t an d the ass ist an ce of her bab y gir l, as she refers to her, Jennifer Silva. Jen is really the salesperson, she is a real go getter and is always here for me. We are all a great team that makes FINDERS KEEPERS the success that it is. Whether you are looking for a birthday or wedding gift, something funny to give to someone or great furni ture for your home FI NDERS KEE PERS is wh ere you will fin d it Open Tuesd ay thro ugh Satur da y from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sund ay 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you will be greated by the smiles of either Pat or Jen and usually on Sundays both will be in the boutique. S top in and say Hi, you never know what you may find. Pat and her husband Bob Matson have lived in Cler mo nt for the past 11 year s and have 4 ch il d ren and 8 grandch ildren. When not working th ey love to travel and are getting ready for a three week Norway trip in July. Not to worry FINDERS KEE PER S will be open in the capa ble hands of Jen To be sure there will be a huge sale when momma is gone. r f n t b f nf b f n n f LOOKING FOR PA RTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-61 11 r fnn ttt b Ih ave par ts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair ser vice too!rr


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