in 5-0 vote
The decision was unani-
mous Thesday night to offer
Kevin Smith a permanent
place on the dais as Winter
Springs' city manager.
"Welcome home "
Commissioner Rick Brown
said after Smith accepted.
Smith was to serve six
months in the role before
the Commission would
reevaluate whether to keep
histi or conduct a search,
The Commission decided
to make that decision after
just four months, citing
that no one would want
to accept one of the two
vacant department head
positions under a tempo-
rary city manager.
Only Commissioner Gary
Bonner supported a nation-
al search, citing that it
would be better for Smith's
career if he was hired as the
u omepof "proper and
Smith also supported a
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G.O. Family ........................................... A6
Eleven homes were
damaged and two were
destroyed as a tor-
nado ripped through
Casselberry on the night
of May 19.
The howling began at
about 11 p.m. as residents
were sleeping, as a strong
through the area. Within
minutes, a tornado would
tear a path of destruction
a mile wide. According to
Alan Harris, the program
director for Seminole
Management, the tornado
touched down near Lake
Shore Drive in Casselberry,
two homes and sending
debris flying hundreds of
Then just as quickly as
it came, the tornado was
gone. Of the two homes
that were destroyed, only
one was occupied at the
A tornado destroyed two homes and ripped the roofs off others in Casselberry during strong or t r/en i
last weekend. More could be on their way, as Central Florida continues one of the wettest two-week periods in its history.
"These people I would
say are blessed," Harris said.
"One family was in New
York on a trip, and the other
moved to a more protected
part of the home" -
Harris said that weather
radios may have helped save
lives during the tornado,
as residents were warned
ahead of time of impending
"They worked very well
in this case," Harris said.
The tornado battered
homes with winds up to 85
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A concept plan was
approved May 18 for an
that would contain afford-
able work force housing.
The Winter Springs City
Commission had approved
the concept plan for the
10.32-acre development on
April 27. But at a workshop
on May 4, most wanted to
re-examine it after con-
cerns arose about crime
rates associated with high-
er-density projects and
whether there is it need for
The Town Parke
Apartments, proposed in
the Town Center district,
would have 201 units; 94 of
those would be reserved for
families making between
$24,000 and $42,000 a year.
About 50 units would be
restricted to adults 55 years
and older. Phase 2 would
contain an additional
60 units, which would be
leased at market rate.
Winter Springs Police
.Chief Kevin Brunelle said
increased crime is inevita-
ble with higher density, as
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THIS WEEK in history
forcing Alabama Gov. George Wallace to comply with federal court
orders allowing two black students to register for the summer ses-
sion at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Local business makes a fresh start
A dust cloud kicks up and Marco's Pizza is located at 1977
vanishes itito tle distance, Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. They
leaving tiny specks of con- offer a wide variety of authentic
crete powder behind on an pizzas, fresh baked subs and
empty. walkway, Window daily lunch specials. For more
.after empty window stare information call 407-977-1777
west toward State Road 434
through a parking lot with or visit www.marcos.com.
only a handful of cars.
There's only one business the 10th Marco's Pizza in . ? ,
in the Shoppes of Alafaya Florida, and is the first store
plaza, and it's somehow opened in the Orlando area.
bucking a trend that's seen Although the Orlando loca-
inany retail storefronts stay tions are still undecided, 52
empty across the county. more are planned, and are
Pizza, it seems, is recession still available for purchase.
proof. Marco's employee Renee
Marco'sPizza, one of the Quail said she believes
newest. pizza franchises in the store is a good fit for
Florida, stands-alone in the Oviedo.
vast liope of the businesses "It's close enough to UCF; P 10TO E ISAAC BABCOCK TIME : 11' E
the newly constructed plaza it's close enough to families A new pizza restaurant stands alone at the Shoppes of Alafaya, in a plaza that has yet to fill any of its other retail units.
might Bring, in a time when in Alafaya Woods and fami-
so many businesses are find- lies in Kingsbridge,"she said. day; our cheese is never fro- As for the fate of the rest them because they can't get
ing it hard to get to get the "There are so niany neigh- zen," Johnson said. "We do of the empty plaza, find- financed ... so he's holding
fresh start they heed. borhoods, so I do think it's everything in house, which ing a neighbor for Marco's out."
Glenn Ajmo, franchisee. a good location." a lot of places don't do any- Pizza might not be easy to Holding out may be
of Marafs Pizza said he is Phtricia Johnson, direc- more." come by.- something many business-
excited about the oj9en- tor of operations for Marco's sizzled their way Ajmo said although he is es might be doing in these
ing of his new franchise in Marco's Pizza, said the rea- into Oviedo on May 12. They getting a good deal from the troubling times, but Marco's
Oviedo, and is hot worried son Mareci's will be success- announced their arrival by landlord, it will be a while is not one; they have noth-
about opening a business in ful where other businesses celebrating with a friends until the rest of the plaza is ing but confidence in their
such a crucial time. have not beenis because the and family night, where the filled. product.
"PiZ22 iS RS TOCCSSIOR priCCS Rte TCRSOnable and all community came out and "He (the landlord) is hav- "My pizza sells itself,"
proof as it comes," Ajmo the products are made fresh took part in welcoming the ing a hard time getting them Johnson said. "If I can get
said. "That's the best part in the store every day. new business to the area. rented because of financ- you to eat it and taste it, you
about owning a pizza fran- "We make our dough "We had a huge turnout," ing," Ajmo said. "People wB come back."
chise." fresh here every day; we Johnson said."We gave away are- coming in and wanting
The Oviedo store marks make our sauce here every over 400 free pies." him to build their store for
MANAGER I City skips costly manager search, promotes one of its own
< continued fmm the front page Smith said, "but I would ask that The other, commissioners and "I don't need to interview four
if your desire is to hire Kevin that the mayer said they Imew Smith or five people to know you're the
"I cannot to begin to formu- you first formulate in your mind was the one they want, and spend- right man for the job," Mayor John
late in words how honored I am to what you're looking for in a city ing time and money to go out for a Bush said.
hear you talk about me in this way," manager." search wasn't worth it.
WORK FORCE I Some commissioners fear increased crime from cheaper housing
TORNADO I Rain leads to fodn nsm raadcudke orn
ous crimes)," he laid. "It's
just a natural phenomenon
when you have higher den-
Brown, who owns Barnie's
Coffee & Tea Company and
Tijuana Flatswasn't sure the
"Pd like to know where
There is more of a need
than ever before for work
force housing, said Scott
Culp, vice president of
Winter Park-based Atlantic
Housing Partners. He said
the federal government,
through the stimulus pack-
money for rental stimulus.
The Commission's next
step is to approve a final
engineering review and
then an aesthetic review.
need exists for work force
housing. He said he employs
130 such "work force" indi-
viduals that already afford
to live in the Winter Springs-
"None of my employees
are homeless," Brown said.
affecting areas east of the Interstate
4 corridor the most.
In Long wood, strong rain began
early last week, peaking at 2.61
inches Wednesday, and leaving a
total rainfall in the next eight days
of nearly 11 inches.
Areas east of there received the
brunt of the storm's torrents, with
Oviedo being deluged with 4.28
inches of rain May 19. By May 20
the area was half an inch shy of a
foot of rain for the four-day period
and the water kept rising into this
week, totaling more than 14 inches
Rainfall is expected to continue
as the weather transitions into more
of the summer afternoon shower
pattern typical to Central Florida.
under water, some with inconsis-
tent service, and some with dam-
Casselberry reported a possible
tornado after several homes were
damaged and trees were downed
in the corridor near Lake Drive.
Damaging winds were localized to
small areas, but rain came down
universally throughout the county,
4 continued from the front page
people are living in close
proximity to each other,
separated by thin walls. .
"Anytime you have high-
er density you are going to
have a higher need for calls
arid part one offenses (seri-
< continued from the front page ,
mph. But that's not all the storm hit
Nearly a fobt of rainfall in just-
four days left even more damage
through Seminole County this
week. The series of thunderstorms
that crawled across Central Florida
since Sunday have left some areas
me no e o ce ,
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the Congressional Medal of
Honor that is given to indi-
viduals. He thought it odd
that decades later he never
heard anything about Foxy
29. At a LST reunion he
realized none of his men
ever knew about the honor.
None were ever contacted
to receive their ribbons so
Sardo spent the latter part
of his life trying to right
this wrong that he felt had
befallen his men. Sardo
wrote a book "From the Sea
Came Heroes" detailing his
part in the Foxy 29 mission.
ally did receive his Naval
Presidential Unit Citation
ribbon but he doesn't talk
about it and doesn't wear
it because most of his fel-
low Foxy 29 team members
didn't receive theirs. Litters
have been written, calls
have been made and gener-
ally the answers from the
Naval archives and person-
nel departments are the
same, that it is "too daunt-
ing a task" to try to find the
families of these men and
besides, there is "no official
record" of Foxy 29 in the
Sometimes a secret can
be kept too well. I hope one
day that the descendants
of these brave men can
take the time to visit the
archive headquarters and
compile the complete list
of Foxy 29, who cared for
and transported more than
40,000 wounded off the
We salute Pharmacist
Mate 2nd Class Delmar
Powell and all the brave
men in Foxy 29. You are
Our heroes now and for-
may have been as many
as 3,000 men in Foxy 29,
tapped for their medical
skills and ability to think
fast and work efficiently
They were trained
secretly at Lido Beach,
New York, and eventually
sent across the Northern
Atlantic waters for fur-
ther training in England.
These men learned how to
turn the tank decks of the
LST (landing ship tank)
ships into floating hospi-
tal wards arid operating
rooms. During D-Day, and
the weeks that followed,
these men saw more blood,
wounds, agony and bro-
ken bodies than anyone
should ever have to see.
Delmar stood for three
days straight, operating
and tending to wounded
Americans and German
In October 1944 Joseph
Sardo III accepted the high-
est honor ever bestowed
on a Naval Unit, The Naval
Presidential Unit Citation
was given to Sardo and
"medical groups of this
command". This great
honor is second only to
"Thrning Point", details his
experiences at Normandy
and was difficult to write,
as he returned to places he
had loog since locked away.
What most of the world
doesti't know is that
Delmar was part of a hand-
picked group of men select-
ed for a combat medical
evacuation team to handle
and transport the enor-
mous number of wounded
from the Normandy inva-
Well before June 1944
secret plans were drawn
up to handle all aspects of
the invasion. Master Chief
Joseph Sardo III was tasked
with selecting the best
medical students and phar-
macists mates to fill the
jobs of 800 corpsmen and
200 doctors for the combat
medical team whose code
name was Foxy 29. There
I can think of no better
time than the week before
the 65th anniversary of
D-Day to pay tribute to a
cherished American hero
and friend, Delmar Powell.
Delmar and his wife, Helen,
live in Oviedo but will soon
move to Ohio to be near
his family. Like many men
of his generation, Delmar
has secrets that he has kept
most of his life.
Delmar has recently
blessed us with two amaz-
ing books about his life.
Rapturous Delight of
Growing Up American" and
"Four Stars in the Window"
by Tom Delvaux. These
books are chock-full of
laughter, tears, snapshots
and inspiration about
Delmar Powell and his fas-
Powell's third book,
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Deputy Sheriff Gene "Stetson"
Grego ,8ki theen it ver
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory it will be better,
Another dog park may sood be coming
to Settlinole County, after the Oviedo City
Council raised discussions of building one
at Monday's meeting.
In a recent poll in the city, dog pirks
were the eighth highest priority out of 35
listed for possible future amenities in the
city. Parks and Recreation Director Dru
Boulware said that 51 percent of respon-
dents classified A dog park as a "need."
The Council weighed several options for
where to build the park, including Round
Lake Park, which already has access to A
lake. Were the city to take advantage of that
location, it would be the first to adopt a dog
park with lake access in Seminole County.
The park would cost less than $100,000
if the city uses other nearby cities' parks as
a model. Sanford's park cost about $75,000.
Casselberry's cost about $80,000.
"The costs are not prohibitive by any
means," Mayor Mary Lou Andrews said.
- Despite the relatively low costs of build-
ing the park, some on the Council expressed
' trepidation over building one in tight eco-
nomic times. But- a solution that was used
by Sanford was to use volunteers and to
have fundraisers to help pay for its park,
avoiding taking money out of city coffers.
, Andrews suggested tapping the local
Home Depot to see if the store would con-
sider it as one of its philanthropic commu-
The project didn't come to a vote at
Monday's meeting, but the Council said it s
under consideration for next year's bud-
"In down years this is something that
could probably bring a lot of pleasure to a
lot of people," Andrews said.
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The Oviedo Police
Explorer Post 851 will host
its 3rd Annual Bowlfing
Tournament at the Oviedo
Bowling Center at 3 p.m.
SaturdayJune 13. What
is Bowlfing? It is bowling
with a golf format. Cost
is $20 per adult, $15 per
student (high school or
younger) and ticket price
includes bowling and
shoes. For more informa-
tion or to register a team
(four players) please con-
tact Corporal Carl Rager at
or Officer Nathan Dunn at
Summer family tours: "
Thesdays, June 2 through
July 28, at the Morse
Museum of American Art,
445 N. Park Ave., Winter
Park. There will he 45-min-
ute docent-guided tours of
the.exhibit "The Virtues of
Simplicity American Arts
and Crafts from the Morse
Collection" for elementary
school-aged children and
their parents or guard-
ians. Tour includes a take-
home activity. Reservations
required. Free admission.
For more information, .
please cal 407-645-5311 '
Bring your swing to
the Big Band Dance from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday,
June 7, at the Eastnionte
Park Civic Center, 830
Magnolia Drive, Altamonte
Springs. The Altamonte
Jazz Ensemble will present
"Swing into Summer" and
also will feature Linda Cole.
Admission tickets are $5.
For more information, call
It's date night it Leu
Gardens with an out-
door screening of "Roman
Holiday" at 8:30 lim. Friday,
June 5, at the Harry P. Leu
Gardens, 1920 N. Forest
Ave., Orlando. Tickets are $7
for adults, $2 for children,
and.for more information :
On Tuesday evening,
May 19, the Oviedo
Historical Society.held its
last meeting of the 2008-
2009 year at the city's
Memorial Building on
Central Avenue. During
the short business meeting
the new slate of officers
was presented to the mem-
bers for the 2009-2010
year, as follows: President
Miriam Bruce, First Vice
President John Jones,
Second Vice President
Janet Foley, Treasurer
Mmdy Starling, and
Historian Jim Richardson.
The office of secretary will
be announced. The society
will hold an end of the year
picnic on Saturday, June 6.
The disbandment of
the Seminole County
Federation of Women's
Club, the final meeting,
happened on Monday,
May 18. The meeting was
philanthropic, to disburse
the remaining monies.
Six clubs presented local
with a gift. The organiza-
tion started out more than
50 years ago with about
12 Seminole County clubs
and in the past 10 years the
number dwindled to six.
Since disbanding is hard
on old friends, the clubs
decided to have a social
get-together in the fall.
Mark your calendar
for June 20 At the
Tree Cafe, 205 E. First St.,
Sanford, the Mid-Florida
Milers Walking Club, a
member of the American
Volkssport Association, is
sponsoring a walk through
new downtown Sanford
and into residential areas.
Start of the walk will be
9-10 a.m. Cost is $3 for club
members who want credit,
and it's free for all others.
For more information, call
Any Wednesday, one may
run or walk at 6:30 p.m. by
meeting at the Lake Mary
Village, 3801 W. Lake Mary
Blvd., where runners and
walkers can participate in
a 3- to 5-mile run or walk,
or walk along the Seminole
County trail. A morn-
ing group meets at 6 a.m.
Admission is free; for more
information, please call
I think we have had
enough of that wet stuff
called rain. Now it's time
for us to do another dance
- a "sunshine" one. My
sources have promised
bright days ahead. I hope
so, as my umbrella is tired
of going up and down, but
I am learning to be a great
A thought 'Ability
is what you're capable
of doing. Motivation
determines what you do.
Attitude determines how
well you do it.
TALK MA RE ET.
) TO slHlW E 1
Send word to Janet Foley about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-rnailing
Did you see in the Sentinel
last week the Oviedo
chickens once again made
the lockeded Off' column?
People are back pick-
mg on that person who
said the chickens stare
at them when they drive
through town. I just love
it. Our chickens are stars!
I say, "Chickens, keep on
pecking." Also that person
would have had a small fit
if they ever tried to park
in the Memorial Building
parking lot area bellind
the stores at dusk. That
area is chicken heaven,
with chickens ma riot of
colors, shapes and sizes.
I wAs there for a meet-
ing the other night and
they popped by my car.
I thought I was getting .
greeted. One "cock-a-doo-
dle-doo" and off they went.
I left also, with a smile on
my face. We have a little
bit of country in the older
part of dovirntown. P.S. I
hope that person doesn't .
visit our library, they'd have
another complaint. Only
this time, the chickens
don't stare they're busy
We have educated chick-
I hope all had a safe, .
busy and happy Memorial
Lots of focal activities
are brewing for the com-
ing month do hope you
. are in town to enjoy some
of them:A special event is
planned: Dusana Soucheck,
former Oviedo artist and
Taste of Oviedo poster win-
ner, is holding a commem-
orative tree-planting cer-
emony for Barbara Walker-
Seaman at The Artistic
Hand Gallery in downtown
Oviedo. This event is sched-
uled for 3 p.m. Saturday,
June 6. The ceremony is
open to the public and
light refreshments will be
available. Also, The Artistic
Hand is now enrolling stu-
dents for summer classes.
Please call Del Seaman for
more information at 407-
There will be a Summer
Festival by the SafeHouse
of Seminole from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June
13, at the new Fort Mellon.
water park, 600 E. First
St. across from beautiful
Lake Modroe in Sanford.
Have a fun-filled day of
including raffles for prizes,
face painting, races and
competitions, and inflat-
able slides. Free admission.
You might want to register
by June 5 and receive a
free T-shirt with the pur-
cliase of a family pack or
a festival wristband by
check the Web site at
or call 407-302-5220 ext.
In the past seven years, Rock Lake
Middle School in Longwood, has
won a total of $101,000 in U.S. EE
Savings Bonds by students compet-
ing in eCYBERIVllSSION.
This year, three eighth graders,
Delaney Burlingame, Stephanie Elkin
and Maggie Kennedy, from RLMS
received a second-place award at the
national competition for their study on
caffeine and its affect on.the growth
of butterfliesWith this.award, each
team member will receive a $3,000
U.S. EE Savings Bond jind a certificate
of recognition from the U.S. Army.
Two teams from Croonis Academy
of Information Technology in Sanford,
won $14,000 in U.S. EE Savings
.The 'MFK" team, comprised of
freshmen Maklin Ryan, Francine
Miranda and Kelilah Nickson, won an
Innovation, Originality and Creativity
criteria award for compiling a list of
programs to distribute to individu-
als and families who cannot afford
adequate health care coverage.
The "DASK" team, comprised of
freshmen Derrick Greenspan, Andrew
AmRhein, Shelby Koos, and Katie
Pease, won a Team Collaboration and
Communication criteria award. Their
research found that there was very
little difference between their county
tap water and bottled water and
that both types of water were safe
U.S. Rep. John L. Mica led Amtrak,
state and local officials in a ground-
breaking ceremony to launch a new
600-passeriger Auto Train station in
Sanford. The new facility is receiving
more than $10 million in federal fund-
ing both to improve the Auto Train
facility and to stimulate construction,
jobs in Central Florida.
Lieutenant Edward Allen received
a surprise promotion to captain
at the Seminole County CVB annual
tourism lunch recently. He has been
with the Seminole County Sheriff's
Department for 22 years.
Twenty-nine of the most outstand-
ing high school athletes in seminole
County were honored at the second
annual Seminole County High School
"Sports Awards Breakfast," held on
Thursday, May 21 at the First Baptist
Church of Altamonte Springs. The
honored student athletes were pre-
sented their awards by Channel 13
Sports reporter Sean McDowell and
Bill Buchalter of Bright House Sports.
Oviedo chickens still making headlines
Look for Lt. George
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Celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Mon.th
As Better Speech and Hearing Month cones to an end, I
want to discuss ways to protect your hearing in the coming
months and years.
* Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable! Avoid
loud sounds when possible. When not possible, viear hear-
ing protection correctly. That means that you need tread
the directions on proper placement, use over the ear muffs,
or purchase custom made ear plugs. Custom ear plugs offer
some of the best hearing protection and will last years if care
* Avoid using cotton swabs to clean your ears. Cotton swabs
can cause serious damage to your ears and hearing. That's
right; I want you to stop cleaning your ears with cotton swabs.
* Check with your pharmacist or physician if you suspect
that your medication may be affecting your hearing or if no-
tice ringing in your ears. Sometimes medication dosage can
be altered to help with side effects. If not, monitor your hear-
ing with regular hearing checkups by your audiologist.
We often joke about hearing loss, but it is a real disability
with real consequences. If you are someone you know suf-
fers from hearing loss, provide support and encouragement.
Hearing loss is frustrating for all involved, offer to schedule
an appointment for your loved one, accompany them to their
appointment for a hearing test, and be patient as theybe-
come adjusted to hearing aids.
Avoid the urge to "test" your loved one once they obtain new
hearing aids. They are working hard to become adjusted to
the sounds around them and need your support, not your
criticism. It is tempting to see if they can hear a whisper or
conversations from another room, but remember that they
still have hearing loss and will not hear perfectly! Encourage
them to practice listening with the new aids and joining in
conversations without "testing" their abilities.
Should you have any questions about protecting your hear-
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THIS WEEK in hlman histonr
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For Greater Orlando's .
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with morb than 30 Arthrin(
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Market is everfSattirday from 9
a.m.:1 p.Ilidst Magnolia Square
in Historic Downtowroaifford
With more than 2fi greervinarket
yendors,.selling .produce,. eggs,
bread, baked' goods, cheese,
insta, plants doaps, slia tems,
pet items and nore.
Visitors peruse the greenery at a local farmers market, one of many markets in the area that reach out to families looking for healthy food grown by area re
building respect for food.
to arrive early for the best
selections and find great
bargains near closing time.
Don't forget to bring your
own tote bags.
Seminole County .
Thh Sanford Farmers Market
is only two years old but has
become a popular Saturday
morning tradition. Director
Michelle Ferrell describes
it as very family friendly. "I
have a 3 year old and he's
withme at the market all day,
so I understand the need to
keep children entertained,"
said Ferrell. "We have a kids
tent with hean bag throw
games, chalk to draw on the
sidewalk, and in summer we
have little boats and pool
games in the fountain." An
arts and crafts market has
been added at the end of
each month with an addi-
tional 30 vendors includ-
ing face painters, artists and
musicians. 'We encourage
kids to pick up an instru-
ment and play," said Ferrell.
"We try to do something
kid friendly every month -
we've had tea parties, min-
iature golf, and paint-your-
Street & Magnolia Avenue
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Farmers Market Director
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Farmers markets are as old
as a farmer and his nearest
villa e and they are more
and more kid-friendly thata
The concept has recently
thrived as Americans seek
lo lly fre h
fo atgrownropgynic, s
Parents are now educat-
ing their children about
local farms and healthy
nutrition, with the focus on
This week's art comes' from art students at Methodist.
Brooklyn Bridge Illustrated by
Folk Art Rooster Illustrated by
Gallery on First will hold summer
art classes with instructor Cherie
Dacko. Class dates, times and prices
are as follows:
For ages 7 to 12: -
Art From Junk will run June
22-June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Old Masters for Young Artists will
rtin July 6-July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. .
Art Safari will run July 20-July 24,
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from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The cost for each class is $105
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For ages 13-16:
Teen Class will run July 13-July 17
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Please contact Cherie Dacko at
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To all who live in the city of Oviedo,
you are invited to join the Oviedo
Police Department to help your
neighborhood organize a great
National Night Out event against
crime on the evening of Tuesday,
Aug. 4. ,
Oviedo residents are invited to NNO
organizational meetings on June 18
and July 16 at the C.0.P.S. & Volunteer
Center at Oviedo Marketplace, inside
To learn more, contact Corporal
Wes Deliz at 407-971-5707 or e-mail
Dusana Souchek, former Oviedo
artist and Taste of Oviedo poster
winner, is holding a memorative
tree-planting ceremony for Barbara
Walker-Seaman at The Artistic Hand
Gallery in Downtown Oviedo on
Saturday, June 6 at 3 p.m. Call Del
Seaman for more information at 407-
CholestCheck Health screen-
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No appointment necessary. For more
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are some items sold at the market.
"During the holidays and special
occasions we do extra kids events
like the Spring Easter Egg Hunt
and pumpkin carving and maze,"
City Hall-Lake Mary Boulevard &
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.nk.
Winter Springs Farmers Market
is a newer market held in the
Winter Springs Town Center park-
ing lot. The theme "Home-Made,
Home-Grown, Hand Made" focuses
on food and plants that promote
health and wellness and crafts,
pottery and jewelry that are hand
Winter Springs Town Center
State Road 434 & Tuskawilla
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
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The Central Park Farmers'
Market iq Lake Mary is a fam-
ily. friendly experience with lots
of sampling and new taste experi-
ences for families to share, accord-
ing to Melissa Flippin, sidecial eveht
program coordinator for the. city
of Lake Mary. Pasta, pie, jams, nuts,
honey products and natural soaps
Longwood Farmers Market will
close for the summer and resume in
September according to Recreation
Director Chris Capizzi. "We have
live music every other week and
are family friendly," said Capizzi.
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ended his Major League career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series
"abe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of basebaH,
and 714 home runs.When Ruth died on Aug.16, 1948, his body lay
in state at Yankee Stadium for two days and was visited by more
.. than 100,000 fans,
Two weekends of football finales
ISAAC BABCOCK By the time the mud on what we can clo well." state champion Seminole an up-and-coming team in
THE VOICE stopped flying, the Saints Propelled by a strong will travel to Lake Howell the area. The Huskies have
had 13-0 and 6-0 wins showing against close rivals to face one of the best line- rapidly built a football team
A. rain-drenched weekend under their belts. Wartski said it's time to mert in the area. But wB that's increasingly com-
didn't spoil the fun for one Muchofthatcamethanks shock some naysayers. the Silver HAwks have petitive each year. But the
local football team, as the to the passing heroics of "We're going to build on the offense they've sorely Patriots made it to the play-
Saints marched all over two quarterback J.J. Wartski, today," 197artski said. "We're missed the last few seasons? offs last year, with a district
rivals in a two-game finale who frequently connect- going to be there in the fall, Seminole won't have Andre runner up performance.
to springtime on the grid- ed with receivers 30 to 40 and I think we're going to DuBose, Ray Ray Armstrong Lake Mary travels to
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teams are ready to hit the the scores in both games. Friday night is set to be Lyman hits the road for p.m. kickoff. Both teams fell
field this weekend. "We're focusing ork pass- a wild one, with rain stm in Oviedo with a 7 p.m. kick- short in a very tough district
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THIS WEEK in political history
act of civil disobedience. Known as Mahatma, or "the great soul,"
Gandhi's persuasive methods of civil disobedience influenced
leaders of civil rights movements around the world, especially
El Martin Luther King Jr.
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The hypocrisy of City Commission witch hunts
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$37,500 to conduct a foren-
sic audit with the unique
purpose of uncovering
evidence of wrongdoing by
the dethroned city man-
ager. At the same time, the
vefy people responsible
for this action are keep-
ing the amounts of money
disbursed for this awful act
at or below that which has
been authorized as expen-
ditures that do not require
All this time the same
commissioners denied the
citizens a Fourth of July
celebration namely because
of the financial straits all
governments are undergo-
ing. This could be very well
understood if not for the
fact that there are some
expenditures that do not
benefit the citizen one iota
but are approved without
regard for consequence
because it has the support
of some on the dais.
We will have a Fourth of
July celebration but only
by the God-sent efforts of
citizens that have sacrificed
time and effort to secure
enough donations and
commitments from outside
the city political sphere,
At the end we demoral-
ize and destroy the integ-
rity of individuals for per-
sonal satisfaction, while if
we dig deep and wide we
will find similar tactics and
.practices being considered
acceptable by the puppet
Ego has always had its
place in politics but malice
and vindictiveness should
not abode within the walls
of certain institutions.
Edward Martinez Jr.
W.S. manager is murky" ...
and include the fact that
the finance chief officer
has resigned and the cur- .
rent acting manager has to
perform the duties of three
A commissioner appar-
ently responsible for the
appointment in ques-
tion is quoted as stating:
"Kevin was always the guy
who gave me the straight
story." Anyone following
the events leading to the
removal of the former city
manager could astutely
assume the remarks are
demonstrative of a lack of
loyalty and eagerness to
succeed at any cost.
The dichotomy is obvi-
ous, especially when we
learn about the forensic
audit sought to criminalize
the outgoing manager for
doing exactly what the cur-
rent leaders are doing.
The city has been audit-
ed every year at a cost of
- audits which have been
well-received by the state.
Again, the city manager
did not act of his own voli-
tion as many have been led
to believe. The city man-
agers are the top admin-
istrators within given
political entities and they
produce and present issues
on all subjects to their
Commission. It is not the
city manager who has the
last word and if one finds
fault with the manager's
actions one needs to blame
the Commission regardless.
In our city, the man-
ager was authorized by the
Commission to make some
. expenditures within lim-
its while at the same time
clearly scheduling the total
sum of money to be spent.
The new Commission
has already spent and com-
It is perplexing to citizens
to have to learn through
the local media sources
about the shenanigans by
elected officials, while on
the surface they represent
a semblance of innocent
Recently the front page
of a local media source
published that a sitting
commissioner will be seek-
ing a second term in 2010
and is quoted as stating
that "I am a businessman,
hot a politician." The indi-
vidual is a shrewd business-
man but not an astute poli-
Businesses are known to
corrupt politicians while
politicians.do not corrupt
the business world for
example the Madoff case,.
Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac, to mention just a few
of the big fish.
Other recent front-page
headlines read- "Future of
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