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I January 29 February 11,2010


Seminole

fixes fire flap

ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
Seminole County offi-
cials have relaxed tensions
between the county and
Longwood, after miscom-
munications about a fire
station construction project
riled the City Commission.
Longwood Mayor John
Maingot had expressed
anger about the county's
handling of the project on
the City Commission dais in
a Jan. 4 meeting.
"I've just about had it ...
with what's been going on,"
Maingot said.
He accused the county
of jumping the gun to clear
land and build a fire station
within Longwood city lim-
its without checking with
the city first.
But acting County
Manager Joe Forte says
Longwood's officials have
been pacified after a series
of talks with the county.
"Land clearing has not
taken place specifically for
the station, but it was done
for the road expansion and
retention pond nearby,"
Forte said. "The station is
still in the design phase."
Before the two govern-
ments first met on Jan. 6,
some commissioners had
accused the county of seem-
ingly building on city land
without permission, and
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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Sets of crutches wait to be shipped at Harvest Time International's warehouse, where volunteers work around the clock to sort the region's donations to Haiti.

A Seminole County charity needs volunteers to ship relief supplies to Haiti


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
Alan Addis has already
sold his home preparing
to move to Haiti. But he
doesn't know when, and he
doesn't know how. Right
now, at 9:30 a.m. inside a
Sanford warehouse the size
of a football field, he's just
doing whatever he can to
help his home away from


home. "I used to be a paint
"I came here a week and a contractor in Idaho," he


half ago, and I haven't real-
ly left," Addis said, standing
inside a warehouse full of
food and supplies bound
for Haiti. It's 55 degrees
outside and he's sweating
through his orange camp
shirt. His gloves look a lit-
tle worn, but in between
grunts while pulling a pal-
let jack he cracks a smile.


said. Three years before an
earthquake sent buildings
toppling into the streets
of Port-au-Prince, Addis
already knew his life's call-
ing. He's already ventured
to Haiti three times to help
orphans. Today, he's a vol-
unteer, helping from afar.
Mulling around him in
the warehouse of Harvest


Time International in
Sanford, a few dozen volun-
teers sort bags by the hun-
dreds. Just behind them,
massive shelves tower 30
feet high full of food and
water. It looks like the stor-
age room at the end of
"Raiders of the Lost Ark,"
but all of this could be gone
in days, headed south for
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City optimistic about Town Center


Projects continue during tight economy


MATT MORRISON
GUEST REPORTER
The Winter Springs Town
Center may have fallen on
hard economic times, but
city officials say there is still
hope for the future of the
complex, and residential
development may be just
around the corner.
The receivership pro-
ceedings following the col-
lapse of the Town Center's
previous owner, the James
Doran Company, are
expected to be complet-
ed at the end of January,
yet it remains unclear just






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how things will end up.
Commissioner Rick Brown,
who owns the Barnie's
Coffee and Tijuana Flats
there, said he expects State
Farm to come out as the
owner.
Moreover, Brown said
talks are ongoing with the
International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers,
which owns Phase 2 of
the Town Center behind
the McDonald's restau-
rant, to renew residential
development in that area.
Around 1,300 town homes
and condominiums were
expected to be built before


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Calendar.... .......................... .... .... .... A 5
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Letters................................ ...... .A10
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ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Empty spaces may soon fill at the Town Center, though some shops are closing.


the economic downturn.
Brown said the new devel-
opments being discussed
will focus more on single
family housing.
"The Town Center, I
think right now, is poised


for a lot of growth," he
said.
It'saprospectlateincom-
ing for the 148,000-square-
foot shopping plaza cut
short in its infancy by a
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Page A2 January 29 February 11,2010 Seminole Voice


WE THIS WEEK in history

p 'n' 1jjI7jst S Andrew Jackson became the first American president to e, perience
an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house
painter, shot at Jackson, but his gun misfired. A furious 67-year-old
IIJackson confronted his attacker, clubbing Lawrence several times
S t t n with his walking cane. A second shot also misfired.


CENTER I Development may begin again across from the current Town Center


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development nightmare
coupled with poor com-
munication between the
Doran company and the
city of Winter Springs. City
officials discovered news of
the company's fall only sec-
ond-hand and after it had
taken place.
City manager Kevin
Smith, in meetings with
Community Development
Director Randy Stevenson,
said the Town Center


remains a viable location
for the city, which hopes to
transform this rural branch
of Tuskawilla into a thriv-
ing economic hub.
According to Stevenson,
three housing units have
finished permitting and are
now on hold.
"Obviously, like the
Oviedo Marketplace and
much of the country, the
Town Center has been
affected by the economy,"
Stevenson said.
"We see the Town Center


as our downtown, a destina-
tion spot, but a city in itself
where people can walk to
their destination."
But other than host-
ing events and discussions
with Land Development
Innovation, the same eco-
nomic development firm
used by Oviedo, the city,
like the Town Center mer-
chants, is waiting for the
bankruptcy proceedings to
close.
The Town Center is
controlled by three man-


agers: the International
Brotherhood, Crossman
and Company and
Transwestern, the group
that oversees both of
Brown's businesses in
Phase One. City officials say
that some rent adjustments
may be in the works with
the goal of attracting more
businesses to the develop-
ment. Brown said he hoped
a flat or similar price would
eliminate the need to scout
locations but provide an
equal incentive across the


board.
Stevenson said four to
five new tenants are on the
way, incited by the pros-
pect of lower rents. Yet
while signs of life still exist,
Stevenson warned that it
will still take time for all
the improvements to take
place. He noted the residen-
tial aspects specifically and
the difficulty in arranging
financing for them.
"We have a ways to go,"
he said. "We know that."


HAITI I Supplies from all over Florida are being trucked to Sanford charity


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Miami, then onto a ship to
Haiti's battered capital.
Addis is constantly on
the move, just like the large
colony of ant-like work-
ers swarming behind him.
Everybody has a job here,
picking through clothes as
they sort baby sizes from
toddler sizes from kid sizes
from adult sizes, or maybe
figuring out what food is
expired and what isn't.
Halfway across the ware-
house Jason Hall drags a
walk-in freezer-sized box
full of allergy medicine and
puts it next to a pallet of
bandages next to a box of
crutches and a foot brace.
Zipping back and forth
between all this, Lena
Smolinsky makes sure
everybody knows what


they're doing. Along with
her husband Andre, they're
coordinating one of the
most massive disaster-
aid projects in Florida.
That's on top of what they
already do. At Harvest Time
International, disaster mit-
igation is all in a day's work.
But in the last week, it's
taken on epic proportions.
"It's been totally crazy
here," she said. "This is defi-
nitely a learning process."
A quick process, too, as
trucks arrive hourly with
more donations. As of 9
a.m. Thursday the charity
had already sent out four
shipping containers full of
goods. By the end of the
week, they were expecting
three more to be headed
south.
Some are flying out
of Sanford Orlando


International as she speaks,
bound for the overworked
airport in Haiti's capital.
Outside in the parking
lot, Mike Philips checks his
supply of water purifiers -
tiny devices that fit on top
of a water bottle that cre-
ate hydrogen peroxide and
chlorine by the gallon.
"It'll purify 10,000 gal-
lons in an hour," he said.
Tomorrow morning,
he'll be on the ground in
Haiti delivering 100 of the
tiny lifesavers.
Back inside an air-con-
ditioned office next to
the warehouse, Smolinsky
talks to her husband about
logistics. Andre, the chief
operating officer of the
nonprofit, sifts through a
cluttered desk looking for
numbers.
"We have trucks coming


from everywhere, all over
Florida," he said.
That's when Harvest
Time International comes
into play, sorting through
tons of donations and
sending them where they
need to go.
"There's just an enor-
mousvolume ofdonations,"
volunteer Yvonne Cooley
said. She first arrived at the
warehouse yesterday, never
having volunteered to ship
disaster supplies. Today, she
came back again.
"My back hurt yesterday,
but it's fine now," she said.
One day, she said, she too
hopes to go to Haiti to help.
For now, she's sifting dia-
pers from baby food, happy
to be making a difference.
"I'm here to do whatever
I can," she said. "I'll be here
every day."


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January 29 February 11, 2010 Page A3


It's time to go outs


Wow! We're one month
into the new year and the
weather seems to be behav-
ing the way we all like it.
Our warmer trend and
some rain, hopefully, will
help that once-green grass
get hopefully green again.
Hope you noticed that the
weeds are always green!
Speaking of the new
year: We're going to be a
year older, which is some-
thing some of us don't want
to admit. I was running
some errands in Sanford
over the past weekend and
met a few old friends in
the farmers market. Guess
it was a good six months
from our last get-together
and it started like this:
"Gee you look great
and you really haven't
aged much since we were
together last. We all are
getting old, with aches and
pains."
"Sorry," I said. "I don't
feel old and I'm not stand-
ing here talking about that
mess. Why don't you all
join me and my walking
group, think young and do
a 5K with me? Guess you
gals feel old since another
year has arrived." They all


of a sudden got very busy
with the vegetables and
orchids. See, no exercise
makes you a dull old per-
son. This conversation
made me think of some-
thing I read not long ago
from "The Older I Get" by
Don Weill. It is cute, here
goes:

"Time for a change"
While leafing through
my copy of Roget's
Thesaurus,
I found several expressions
that, in fact, do nothing
for us.
They stand out wherever
words like "old" and
"aging" are defined,
I would like them all delet-
ed, if the editors don't
mind.

For example, these three
phrases all articulate
that I'm
"Old as Methuselah," "old
as the hills," and also
"past my prime."
And, furthermore, here's
"ripe old age" and there's
"long in the tooth."
I'm sick and tired of the
lot and that's the living
truth.


Though editors in general
are good people, I sus-
pect
They don't know the defi-
nition of "politically cor-
rect,"
If they did, they'd realize
those old expressions
should be lifted
For this one phrase
that says it all ...
"Geriatrically-Gifted!"

Think I will e-mail this
to a few of those "old"
friends.
Some activities that you
might want to attend:
Calling all collectors
of Depression glass! The
Sanlando Depression Glass
Show opens its door this
weekend from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturday and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
This year, it's hosted at the
Sanford Civic Center, 401
E. Seminole Blvd. The event
features Barbara and Jim
Mauzy, authors of books on
the subject, as well as semi-
nars, a snack bar and door
prizes. Admission is $4.50.
You should go I won a
prize last year and I hardly
win door prizes.
Got a bike and want to
pedal around town? Come
out at 8 a.m. on Thursdays
to join the bicyclists at
Home Depot, 1900 W. State
Road 426, Oviedo. The
Florida Freewheelers will
lead a leisurely 20-mile ride
on paved trails. No rider is


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dropped. Meet in the park- Stroll
ing lot. All riders must have table;
helmets. Longer and faster Ballr
rides are also available. If ous p
you need more information occas
about this free event, call holid
407-491-4835. favor
The Artistic Hand is cur- Greel
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for children's classes. They McD(
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tion, contact Del Seaman at Sh
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N. Central Ave., Oviedo. ticket
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Winter Park. For more have
information, to register, a sho
and to download forms Doug
visit www.TrackShack.com.
Something new: Tables
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ch. Ticket is $10 and
des complimentary
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nation, call 407-333-

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Page A4 January 29 February 11, 2010


January gives way to pancakes and history


By Karen McEnany-Phillips


January lowers a bitter-
sweet curtain, and we
wonder once more how
time flies since honestly we
weren't having that much
fun. At first we thought the
month would be defined
by the ultra cold weather.
Remember the Saturday it
didn't get above 39 degrees
and we saw snowflakes
and slushy messes covering
our roofs, windshields and
lawns? But January 2010
(and months to come) will
be identified forever with
one word: Haiti.
The images are incom-
prehensible and workers
and doctors on the ground
can barely share their real-
ity with us in measured


teaspoonfuls, so bitter is
the stench and tragedy
of this devastation. If it
weren't for the few punc-
tuations of miraculous
rescues, we could barely
watch from the comfort
of our safe homes and full
bellies. Nearly 90 flights
and more than 60 medical
transports as of this writ-
ing have arrived at Sanford
Orlando International
Airport ferrying in nearly
7,500 nationals and foreign
nationals. We have grown
accustomed to hearing the
powerful engines of the
military helicopters flying
just over our treetops on
their approach to the air-
port. Give what you can to


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January 29, 2010


the relief effort and give
carefully, understanding
that emotional events such
as this spawn many scam-
mers with evil intentions.
There are certain organiza-
tions that will absolutely
use your money for the
purpose it was given, and
they deserve our support
and admiration. We can
only hope that the kar-
mic forces of the universe
will eventually bring a just
reckoning to the corrupt
government of an already
poor country who man-
ages to sing even as it suf-
fers. Congratulations to the
many families who have
adopted the orphans giving
them warmth and security
to cling to and a life light-
years better than what they
would have faced.
Despite the tragedy the
world continues to turn
and we have much to be
grateful for. We wish the
best and cross our fingers
for the beautiful (inside
and out) Rachael Todd,
Miss Florida, who is our
Oviedo neighbor. She will
be competing Saturday
evening, Jan. 30 for the
Miss America crown and
the chance to advance her
platform of ending home-
lessness to a national level.
Good luck, Rachael!
Here in Geneva we


are looking forward to
the 10th Annual Historic
Geneva Bus Tour and
Pancake Breakfast on
Saturday Feb. 6. Call 407
349-9982 and see if there
are seats left on the bus. It's
a must-do if you've never
taken the 90-minute tour
before. See and learn about
the many historical struc-
tures you pass by every day
and the multi-cultural his-
tory that we are so proud
of.
If history isn't your thing
or if the seats are sold out
come over to the pancake
breakfast and hang out
with your Geneva neigh-
bors. It's a great time relax-
ing and embodies the best
of our village. The Geneva
Museum will also be open
for a few hours on Saturday,
a fun family experience for
everyone.
Two final suggestions
for your February to-do
list: If you go to the pan-
cake breakfast or go on
the bus tour, ask around
for folks who have visited
and volunteered at the
Rural Heritage Center. I
talk about the RHC often
in this column but learning
about it from people who
teach, learn, dance and
volunteer there will give
you a fresh perspective.
Events are starting to hap-


pen on a regular basis but
there is still a lot of work
to be done. Literally there
is something for every-
one, kids, teens, groups,
families, Bright Futures
recipients and individuals
of all skill levels. Web site
maintenance, help with
the Bijou Theatre, clean-
ing, construction, organiz-
ing a newsletter, cleaning,
administrative tasks and
teaching art classes are just
a few of the needs I know
about, and I'm sure there
are more. Call or e-mail
Christopher Stapleton,
ruralheritage@simiosys.
com, for more information
and even though Saturday
mornings have been the
designated work time, he
will appreciate your hands
on whatever timeframe you
can give.



TALK e
>TO KAREN
Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
kphillips@observernewspapers.
com with "Stetson's Corner" in the
subject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
Thanks!
This column is dedicated to
Deputy Sheriff Gene "Stetson"
Gregory, killed in the line of duty
on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory it will be better.


FIRE I County clears the air with Longwood


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destroying property in the
process.
Early in the planning
for a Seminole County fire
station that would be on
city property, the county
had told the city that they
would follow its procedures
for building the station.
Seminole County
Commission Chairman Bob
Dallari said that's definitely
the case.
"Why would we not fol-
low their rules?" Dallari
asked. "We've always



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worked within city code."
But Commissioner
Butch Bundy had previ-
ously accused the county of
holding out on sharing the
site plan, which he said the
county may have finished
more than six months ago
without showing the city.
City and county officials
met with fire department
officials to discuss the prob-
lems at the site of the pro-
posed fire station during the
first week ofJanuary, which
Forte said helped both enti-
ties reach an understanding
about the project's status.


Though he agreed that
not all issues have been
cleared up, Forte said that
the city is much happier
now that they've lent some
clarity to the situation.
"The mayor and the
manager came out of the
last meeting quite happy,"
Forte said.
Dallari said that he's
working to keep com-
munication open with
Longwood, and that he
hopes for a smooth com-
pletion of the new fire sta-
tion.


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Issue No. 5


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Calendar


All Grills and More is hosting
its first Ribfest competition,
which will have local barbeque
buffs competing for prizes
and the title of the best ribs in
Oviedo, on Jan. 30 at All Grills
and More, 71 Geneva Drive in
Oviedo. Proceeds benefit the
Seminole and Orange County
Jr. Cattlemen's Association. Visit
Allgrillsandmore.com or call 407-
366-7301 for more information.

Help fuel the economy with
the Orlando Bowtie Club,
which holds free classic car
shows at local restaurants in an
effort to bring in new customers.
Upcoming shows are being held
from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m. on Saturday,
Jan. 30 at Gator's Dockside in
Lake Mary and from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at
Hooters in Casselberry.

The search for the next best
star of Seminole County is on!
The Wayne Densch Performing
Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia
Ave., is offering a $1,000 Cash
Prize to the most talented act
in the region on Jan. 30 at 7:30
p.m. Tickets for Seminole's
Got Talent are available at
WayneDenschPerforming
ArtsCenter.com or by calling
407-321-8111. Finale round
tickets are $10.

Eat for a good cause with
the Rotary Club of Oviedo and
the Oviedo Police and Fire
Departments. They are hosting
a pancake breakfast for charity
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on
Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Canterbury
Retreat and Conference Center,
1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo.
Tickets are $5 per person and
include pancakes, sausage,
pastries, coffee, milk and juice.
Children 3 and younger eat for
free. For more information or to
purchase tickets, call Len Ament
at 407-365-4865.


The 11th Annual
Daughter Valentine
will be held from 7


Father/
Dance
p.m. to


9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at the
Winter Springs Civic Center.
Come and enjoy a night full of
fun, excitement, and dancing
complete with refreshments,
music provided by a live D.J.,
prizes, and a complementary
photograph taken by a
professional photographer.
Approximately 150 fathers and
daughters participated in the
2009 event. Admission for this
event is free but reservations are
required to attend this formal
event. To make your reservation,
please contact the parks and
recreation office at 407-327-
6597.

The Wayne Densch Performing
Arts Center, 203 S. Magnolia
Ave., Sanford, is proud to present
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
glorious musical "The King and
I" on Feb. 12, 13,19 and 20, at
7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 and 21, at
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Festival of Orchestras presents
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Northland Performing Arts
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Seminole County on Feb. 12 at
7:30p.m. Single tickets start at
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Feb. 13 at the Trinity Prep
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which has a first place prize of
$1,000, is no longer accepting
applications for contestants, it is
open to the public. Tickets cost
$20 and can be purchased by
calling 407-260-8103.


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Page A6 January 29 February 11,2010 Seminole Voice


THIS WEEK in history

I NTT "Beatlemania" arrived at Nev York's Kennedy Airport. It was the
R. ; Yfirst visit to the United States by The Beatles, a British rock'n' roll
quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before
with "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The "Fab Four" were greeted by
3,000 screaming fans, who caused a near riot when The Beatles
I NS T S stepped off the plane and onto American soil.



Bringing Scotland to Seminole


Bagpipes, haggis
and unusual sport-
ing events rounded
out the Highland
Games' lineup
ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The roar of the crowd just
outside the orange plastic
fence hit jet engine loud
just as Ching McKee, in long
curly hair and a dark tartan
kilt, launched a telephone
pole skyward, upward, then
over. And just then, pande-
monium erupted behind
him as a smile lit up his
face.
It's one of the most
unusual spectacles in
sports, but for one week-
end on the fields of Winter
Springs' Central Winds
Park, that moment in time
belonged to him. Athletes
such as McKee train year-
round for their spot on the
grand stage of the Central
Florida Scottish Highland
games, hoping for a chance
to grasp a chain of iron, a
wood pole or a 200-pound
rock in their hands and
throw, flip or carry it far-
ther than the next man.
On Jan. 16, the fields
were theirs, as the famil-
iarly esoteric sights, sounds
and smells of Scotland per-
meated the air of Winter
Springs, taking some back
in time, others back to fam-
ily, all compelled by a Celtic
tie that binds.
"It's like a family out
here," competitor Kevin


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Scots invaded Central Florida in Winter Springs on Jan. 16-17, at the 33rd annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. An estimated 20,000 people visited the park.


DuPuis said as he lounged in
a chair, acting as cheerlead-
er for the sheaf toss. Twenty
feet ahead of him, a fellow
competitor and friend dug
a pitchfork into a burlap
bag filled with coiled rope,
ready to send it 20 feet over
his head.
DuPuis isn't riding the
bench because he wants to.
The Software engineer from
St. Petersburg had trained
for years for the games, but
that dedication had also
taken its toll, even for a
Shaq-sized strongman. His
knees wear braces. His back


and shoulders ache from
repeated injuries.
"It seems somebody gets
injured here every year, but
they almost always come
back next year," he said.
There's plenty to watch
for the sidelined competi-
tor. Just over a rise to the
east of the grassy athletic
field, a cacophony of cat
screeches synchronizes
into a chorus of bagpipes
as pipers from around the
world fill their air bladders
and march into a crowd of
a few thousand. Kilts by the
hundreds paraded across


this field just moments ago
as families from Scotland,
Canada and the U.S. showed
their colors, sometimes
chanting a family song or
motto as their names cast
echoes from the loudspeak-
ers surrounding them.
Among them, with a clan
Carr banner in his hand and
wrapped in full Scottish
regalia, former Winter
Springs Commissioner
Robert Miller was all wry
smiles.
"It's too much fun to
miss," Miller said. Not that
the free Scotch whisky


doesn't help.
He manned a booth to
help long lost members of
the Carr clan to get back
to their roots, maybe after
centuries of absence.
Though thousands of
visitors will walk by, some
in kilts, many just wearing
jeans, a few dozen will stop,
saying hello to their heri-
tage for the first time, and
maybe stealing a memory
from generations past.
"People get to know their
history again," Mayor John
Bush said. "That's all part of
the fun."


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Family

Calendar


Families have until Sunday,
Jan. 31, to purchase a Florida
Prepaid College Plan at this
year's open enrollment plan
prices. Enrolling children by the
deadline is easy to do online at
www.myfloridaprepaid.com or by
calling 1-800-552-GRAD (4723).

More than 970 students from
eight local elementary schools
will compete in the Fifth Annual
Fast Start Invitational from 8 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.
30, at Showalter Field in Winter
Park. Students will participate in
individual, relay and track events,
including a 100-meter dash and
long jump. Contact Scott Millson
at smillson@coadvantage.com
or 407-466-8036 for more
information.

Children and adults will
challenge their bodies and
minds with exhilarating physical
tests and puzzling mind games
at Challenge Night at the
Aiguille Rock Climbing Center
in Longwood. Challenge Night
is held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
every Monday, and is free with
the purchase of a climbing day
pass. Call 407-332-1430 for
more information on the unique
evening of excitement.

Target Family Day will be from
10 a.m. to noon on Saturday,
Feb. 13, at the Orlando Museum
of Art. The free event, sponsored
by Target, will give families the
chance to celebrate planet Earth
with eco-friendly activities that
include gallery hunts and art
projects. OMA is also offering
free admission into the galleries
from noon to 4 p.m. Visit www.
omart.org or call 407-896-4231
for more information.

Couples looking to enjoy
a romantic night out on
Valentine's Day weekend can
drop their children off at the Roth
JCC of Greater Orlando in Maitland
on Saturday, Feb. 13. Children
between 18 months and six
years can eat pizza and play gym
games from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30
p.m. Prices for members are
$32 plus $15 for each additional
child; non-members are $42 plus
$25 for each additional child.
Children 7 to 12 will enjoy Wii
tournaments and candy creations
at a sleepover party from 6:30
p.m. to 9 a.m. Member prices are
$40 and $20 for each additional
child; non-members are $50 plus
$30 for each additional child. Visit
www.orlandojcc.org or call 407-
645-5933 for more information.

The "Why Not?" Spring Break
Video Contest encourages
14-to-20-year-olds to submit
30-second videos on why they
choose to abstain from underage
drinking during their spring
breaks. To participate, visit
www.myfloridalicense.com and
navigate from the "Customer
Service Spotlight" section to the
"Why Not?" Spring Break Video
Contest page. All submissions are
due by Saturday, Feb. 20.


PHOTO BY KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS THE VOICE
Tutu and Don Orisi, dressed in authentic Nigerian attire, will perform African music and folklore in this year's ArtsFest Florida, starting Jan. 4.

ArtsFest showcases 200 free events at 75 venues, spanning four counties


KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE
Forget pink elephants. At
the stroke of midnight Wall
Street bar patrons plan to
cheer a kilt-clad band play-
ing bagpipes and drums.
The popular Rosie O'Grady
Highlanders will be one of
many returning features
when ArtsFest takes Central
Florida by storm.
Well-heeled and budget-
conscious art lovers will
mingle seamlessly when
ArtsFest arrives in early
February, beginning with
the pre-kick off party at
Maitland's Enzian Theater
on Thursday Feb. 4.
The 10-day event show-
cases 205 free events in
75 venues across Orange,
Seminole, Osceola and Lake
County. Attendance could
top 75,000, said Emma
Kruch, United Arts of
Central Florida marketing
and public relations coor-
dinator.
Eighty arts organizations
will share information at
the Enzian's Pre-Kickoff,
which starts at 5:30 p.m.,
while radio personalities
Obie & Lil Shawn from
Power 95.3 will provide
music and entertainment.
Showing that night are
"PeeWee's Big Adventure"


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at 6:30 p.m. and "Clue" at
9:30 p.m.
The movies as well as the
venue are celebrating their
25th anniversaries. Jordana
Meade, Enzian spokeswom-
an, welcomes the public to
dress up for the Clue cos-
tume contest and bring a
picnic basket or enjoy the
comfort of the Eden Bar.
"The Enzian is a unique
gem in the community,"
Meade said. "It is the best
way to experience a film."
After the kickoff, dance,
film, theatre, music and
visual arts will come alive
at stage, exhibit, workshop,
museum, amphitheatre and
festival venues.
Bank of America is the
presenting sponsor with
dozens more organizations
supporting the event.
"They are the reason it
can be free," Kruch said.
"Businesses are struggling
but they understand that
arts should not be cut."
Those familiar with
ArtsFest will welcome
back unique performances
such as MicheLee Puppets,
Russian Ballet of Orlando
and thespians from dozens
of theaters including Mad
Cow Theatre. More than a
dozen new artists have also
joined the lineup, including
Central Florida Lyric Opera


starring Broadway per-
former Grant Norman and
the nationally recognized
OrisiRisi African Folklore
arts company, featuring
cultural performers, Don
and Tutu Harrell.
Tutu's expressive eyes
and wide smile captivates
audiences and engages
them to leave their com-
fort zone and learn about
other cultures. Don's hands
slap against the goat-hide
covered drums delivering a
loud, insistent rhythm.
"We share the beauty and
poignancy of African life
in storytelling, music and
dance. The drum sermons
are universal; they bring
people together," Don said.
The Harrell's have per-
formed nationally for orga-
nizations and students
of all ages and work with
school administrators to
integrate arts into school
curriculums. Using authen-
tic African musical instru-
ments made with dense
wood, gourds and beads,
Tutu and Don perform in
colorful authentic Nigerian
celebratory attire. "We get
everyone up on their feet!"
Tutu said.
Tickets may be reserved
online via a valid e-mail
address and are available
Tuesday Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at


Artwork from Midway Elementary School of the Arts

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Computer generated
Yanelis & Halei
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Fifth grade


Artsfestfl.com. Venues with
limited seating and capac-
ity are noted with a "Tickets
Are Limited" icon.
The Orlando Magic is
supporting ArtsFest with
"10 Days of ArtsFest Magic".
A University of Central
Florida film student, clad
in a Magic jersey, will docu-
ment daily events using a
video camera donated by
the Orlando Magic and
post videos and photos to
the news tab blog of the
ArtsFest Web site.
UA hopes as patrons
sample events they will be
motivated to buy a ticket,
membership or season pass
at a later time funneling
United Arts' investment
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Page A8 January 29 February 11, 2010


HOPE for the homeless


Oviedo family aims to bring homeless issue to national stage A


KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE
The Todds were a typi-
cal Oviedo family attend-
ing soccer practice until
the day a homeless cou-
ple approached them for
water.
Krissy Todd drove the
man and his pregnant wife
to a gas station for supplies.
She learned they lost their
jobs due to layoffs and ill-
ness. Their home and car
soon followed.
"Up until then I would
have given them money,
but her pregnancy made
me want to do more," Krissy
said.
Confident she could
find them a shelter, Krissy
was stunned to learn that
shelters separate men from
women and there are very
few for families. The Todds
arranged for temporary liv-
ing quarters, clothing, food,
personal documents and
job interviews for the cou-
ple. They eventually found
stability but the experience
became a mission for the
Oviedo family.
Krissy said she learned
from her mother's gener-
osity. "My mother exem-
plified service," Krissy said.
"She took in runaways and
a woman living under a
bridge who lived with us for
a year."


Notes


First National Bank of Central
Florida is hosting a Haiti Relief supply
drive at its six Central Florida locations
through Monday, Feb. 1. The bank is
collecting medical, personal care and
food items to donate to Harvest Time
International, a Sanford-based hunger


In August 2006 Krissy
founded the HOPE
Foundation in Oviedo,
an acronym for Housing
Outreach Prevention
Education. As executive
director her goal is help-
ing individuals and fami-
lies in crisis in Oviedo and
Seminole County.
HOPE encompasses
a resource center, a thrift
store and a food pantry run
primarily through private
donations and a network
of community partner-
ships. Krissy is committed
to changing how people
think about homelessness
and eliminating it through
creative intervention.
"Most of our clients are
not homeless but they are
very close," she said.
Krissy's daughter Rachael
Todd was just a teen when
her mother founded HOPE.
"When my mom asked
me to volunteer with her
I came face-to-face with
families in crisis," Rachel
said, "and it changed my
perspective about homeless
people. ... It doesn't mat-
ter how people came to be
homeless, we're supposed
to help them."
Rachael was crowned
Miss Florida in July 2009,
becoming a public advocate
for ending homelessness.
Rachael recently spoke to
the Oviedo-Winter Springs


and disaster relief organization. Visit
www.believeinyourbank.com for
locations and more information.

Longwood resident Robyn Gardner,
a senior studying international
businessinfinanceatBryant University


in Rhode Island, made the Dean's List
for the fall 2009 semester.

Jen DeOrio, senior executive
associate with the Longwood-based
D &A Building Services Inc., has been
named as the facility maintenance


Kiwanis Club, which works
on behalf of local children'
needs. She acknowledged
that society often charac-
terizes people who ask for
help as weak. "We need to
soften our perception," she
said. "Only 20 percent of
the homeless are single men
at the highway exit."
She explained that in
America 500,000 more chil-
dren are homeless versus
last year and 60 percent
are under the age of 6. One
of the biggest obstacles is
affordable housing, which
is a primary focus of the
HOPE foundation.
Statistics show that it is
cheaper in the long-term
to keep a family in a stable
home with a small subsidy
than to follow them from
shelter to shelter. The Todds
found that organizations
and agencies don't always
integrate with each other
and bureaucratic red tape
creates obstacles.
Krissy faces those bar-
riers every day and helps
families maneuver through
a complicated system.
"A single mother mak-
ing $8 an hour or a fam-
ily of four making $18,000
can't get Medicaid or food
stamps and can't afford
health insurance. We need
to change the system."
Rachael will bring her
cause to a national micro-


phone at the Miss America
Pageant in Las Vegas on
Saturday, Jan. 30. She plans
to continue her education
with an MBA in public and
non-profit management.
Krissy is realizing her
dreams too.
"I always wanted to be
a missionary. Now I am
one right here where I live.
People are struggling and
they are people just like you
and me."


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is anticipated that they will address
Florida's victory in a competition
among states for a portion of $8
billion in stimulus money to develop a
national high-speed rail network.

Seminole County's Literacy
Coaches of the Year are John Shreve
of Wicklow Elementary, Sarah Nix of
Indian Trails Middle and Tillie Steele
of Lyman High.

Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas
(FL-24) has raised more than $1.15
million for her re-election efforts, her
campaign announced.

"True Reagan conservative" Bob
Robey of Casselberry is also seeking
the U.S. 24th Congressional district
seat next fall. Robey, a veteran
and bank executive, advocates the
enforcement of responsible fiscal
practices and a return to states' rights.
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to learn more about his campaign.

Celebrate life and unify in the
fight against cancer with the Winter
Springs community during the
American Cancer Society Relay for
Life of Winter Springs. The event will
take place from 6 p.m. on Friday,
May 7 until noon on Saturday, May
8 at Winter Springs High School's
football stadium. To form a team or
become involved in Relay for Life of
Winter Springs, call American Cancer
Society Community Representative
Betsy Patterson at 407-843-8680
ext. 2502 or visit www.relayforlife.
org/winterspringsfl.


PHOTO BY KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS THE VOICE
Miss Florida, Rachel Todd of Oviedo, explains her family's nonprofit last month.


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THIS WEEK in sports history


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Knights struggle in conference play

Basketball blown out by UTEP at home


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The Knights' trouble in
conference play continued
Saturday as they lost badly
to UTEP, 96-59. The blowout
was one of the worst losses
in UCF basketball history
on their home court. They
dropped to 10-9 overall and
2-3 in the conference.
But the blowout wasn't
alwayscertain in the Knights'
fifth conference game this
season. Halfway into it, they
were only down by 3 as they
headed into the break down
44-41. In the second half,
the Knights collapsed just
as UTEP picked up the pace,
outscoring the home team
52-18.
That came despite cen-
ter Keith Clanton's efforts at
the basket, leading the team
again, with 19 points and
six rebounds. A.J. Rompza
was right behind him with
13 points and six steals in
the game. A.J. Tyler also
had a strong effort with 12
points and 8 rebounds on
the night.
Given the most playing
time in a game that he's had
all season, Marcus Jordan
fizzled. Despite leading


his team for the first game
this year in time on the
floor, he also led in missed
shots, bricking all 9 he took
from the floor, though he
redeemed himself with 5
free throws and 4 rebounds.
The team's troubles
at the start of conference
play have managed to eeri-
ly mirror those suffered by
the football team in the
fall, when the Knights lost
their first two conference
games, nearly eliminating
their chances of a champi-
onship later in the season.
The football team bounced
back though, roaring to six
straight conference wins.
For the Knights, their
first five conference games
may have been some of their
toughest of the season. As
of Saturday night they will
have played 4 of the top 6
teams in the Conference in
just their first 6 games of
conference play.
The Knights traveled to
Dallas to play SMU at press
time Wednesday, and will
return at 5 p.m. Saturday to
face C-USA foe Tulsa. The
Golden Hurricane is 16-3
overall and undefeated at
5-0 in the conference.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
A.J. Rompza has continued to score in the double digis, but inconsistency by other players has held the Knights back in
conference play. They sport a 2-3 Conference USA record after falling apart in the second period against UTEP Saturday.


Bears bring 'em down

Other teams flounder as Winter Springs keeps their winning
streak going, closing in on the district playoffs this season


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The wins keep coming
for Winter Springs as the
Bears close in on district
play. They're streaking in
January, with big wins over
Dr. Phillips, Lyman and
Oviedo.
The playoffs are
approaching for many
Seminole County teams,
and some are sporting
records strong enough to
make deep runs into the
regionals.
Surprisingly, Hagerty is
one of them, with the boys
scoring a 53-50 win over
Lyman and a 57-37 blowout
over Berkeley Prep in Tampa
last week. On defense the
Huskies have proven a force


to contend with, keeping
many teams in the single
digits in at least one quarter
per game.
After a very strong open-
ing to the season, Lyman
has slowed down, with a
9-8 record overall. Most of
the team's losses have come
in January. The Greyhounds
are 1-5 since the new year.
That's bad news for the
team's playoff chances, as
all of those losses have come
against conference teams.
Leading the Greyhounds,
Chris Atkins has averaged
13.6 points per game.
Oviedo's boys team has
struggled to put streaks
together this season, but
hasn't lost more than one
in a row since the start of
the season. The Lions are


now 15-7, despite big losses
to district rivals including
Winter Springs. Pacing the
team, 6-foot 8-inch tall cen-
ter Greg Dorleus has proven
as athletic as he is imposing,
scoring nearly 13 points
per game and averaging
more than six rebounds per
game.
The Lake Howell Silver
Hawks have continued to
struggle in an up-and-down
season. After a few domi-
nating performances early
on, they've rarely won by
a double-digit point spread
in the second half of the
season.
Seminole's abysmal sea-
son continues after they lost
their first 10 games. They've
since won a little less than a
handful, but lost nearly 20.


Effective January 18, 2010

Kar-Yee Ng, MD, will no longer be
practicing at Longwood Family Health.

Dr. Ng will now see patients at Oviedo
Family Medicine Specialists in Oviedo.
We apologize for any inconvenience this
may cause.

Your medical records will continue to
reside at Longwood Family Health. If you
would like to request a transfer of your
medical records, please call 407-862-3400.

If you have any questions, please call
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Letter to the Editor Ediorta

Florida 8th in national This report includes Research Center, a non- &
education report several important fac- profit think tank based
During these difficult tors when determining in Maryland, expressed *
economic times, it is the state-by-state rank- positive sentiments
important to remember ings including student about Florida by stating,
the two biggest priorities achievement, academic "Judging strictly at face
our state has: education standards, teachers, value, Florida is in very
and health care. among others. One of good shape."
Education is no doubt the major aspects of this Please know that I
the top priority to count- overall rating stems from am fully committed to ,
less parents and families student achievement, preserving education
across this state, and as a which Florida ranks and health care for our
parent myself, I can truly 7th in the nation, spe- families, and I am open
understand the need to cifically focusing on the to your insights and
ensure quality education improved test scores seen suggestions. I will con-
for our children's futures. throughout the state, tinue to work for the best
Here in Orange County, as well as the closing of interest of our children,
our school system is the achievement gaps families and community
world class and our stu- between children. during this upcoming
dents are successful; I In other areas, Florida legislative session. While Syndicafed Coneni
and my two children earned an A in standards the budget will be tough
are products of Orange and accountability and a to balance this year, weProviders"
County Public Schools. B in teacher-related mea- must ensure that our
I am pleased to report sures. This report is an children are given ample
that Florida was recently excellent indicator that opportunities to suc- S* "
ranked eighth in the we are on the right path ceed. If you would like
nation in Education in improving education more information on the
Week magazine's annual in Florida and that we "Quality Counts" report
"Quality Counts" report. must continue to push or any other state agency
This is an enormous for the right policies or issue, please do not
accomplishment for and initiatives to enable hesitate to contact my
the state, as Florida was Florida to continue to district office at 407-884-
ranked 31st only three make great educational 2023. As always, it is an
short years ago and 10th gains. honor to serve you.
just last year. Florida's Amy Hightower, -State Rep. Bryan Nelson
overall grade is a B director of the Editorial
minus. Projects in Education


Oviedo High School
students discuss
what famous athlete
they'd like to have
dinner with.


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Derek Jeter because
he is the face of
baseball. He is classy
/ and a great player.
I'm the pitcher on the
varsity baseball team.
Connor S.
17 years old


Michael Phelps
because we have
the same interests.
I'd ask how did he
get started and is he
happier with all the
work. I swim the 100
freestyle and breast
stroke on the varsity
team.


- Debin L.
17 years old


Roger Federer
because I've followed
his tennis career for
a while. I'd ask how
has he been so suc-
cessful and stayed on
top for so long. I play
lacrosse and football.
I think he must have
a different mindset as
an individual.
Trevor L.
18 years old


Peyton Manning
because I am a quar-
terback also. I'd ask
what he did in high
school to become
such a good football
player and how does
he lead his team.
Collin M.


15 year


Misty May-Treanor because she was
a gold medallist on the U.S. Women's
Beach Volleyball Team. I've gotten into
volleyball by watching her. She's a
leader, you can tell even though she
is small, she is really good. I coach at
Crooms Academy.
Amy S.
14 years old

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