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Free! www.SeminoleVoice.com Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on?INDEXKnights win on gridiron, beat No. 4 UConn on courtShockers > 14Oviedo, Winter Springs host tree lightings on Saturday.Holiday events > 7Winter Springs residences are part of the Tour of HomesHomes aglow > 6Oviedo residents will get a chance to voice their opinions on a series of road and sidewalk improve ments near the citys downtown at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. That meeting will feature pre sentations from Florida Depart who will give details on current plans to make roads safer for drivers and pedestrians along state roads 434, 419 and 426 as they pass through the citys old down town. It improves pedestrian safe ty, Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Olson said. Sometimes you have side walks on one side of the road and not the other, or they dont go all the way through. The aim of this is to button that up as far as side -Celery Stalks . ........................................... 5 Stetsons Corner . ...................................... 5 Interests . .................................................. 6 Calendar . .................................................. 8 Athletics . ................................................ 14 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 15 Young Voices . ......................................... 15 Classifieds . ............................................. 16 Calendar > 8Oviedo hosts a meet and greet with new City Manager Kathryn Breazeale from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at City Hall. Opening Dec. 9: New Years Eve Several couples and singles have serendipitous adventures in New York City on New Years Eve.Throughout his life, Todd Markham had his share of bad luck. At 14 months old, he was stricken with polio in his legs, arms and back. Around age 6, he regained use of everything except his left leg, which was al ways in a brace. He broke his leg twice and spent two years un able to walk, and in August 2009, he was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and went blind. The hardest thing for me was losing my eyesight, he said. Because then you just cant do anything for yourself you re ally become a burden. Around this time last year, the 62-year-old got back his gift of sight, paying nothing more than time to Dr. David Auerbach of Eye Physicians of Central Florida, for surgery that is usually more than $5,000. Of all the things Ive been through, being able to see again was just, profound, Markham said. Its just like experiencing a miracle thats what it feels like. Markham is just one of the pa tients impacted by the free cata ract surgery offered by Auerbach at the Maitland clinic through the Gift of Sight program that he started three years ago. It was just so beautiful to be able to see the limbs on the trees, and the leaves and you know, everything. I could see the indi vidual blades of the grass, he said. Its something that you re ally take advantage of every day when youre out and about. The program was started for patients like Markham who have cataracts, the No. 1 cause of reversible blindness in the world, and cannot afford the surgery. Its heartbreaking to see people come in on a daily basis with no insurance who need care, Auerbach said. So this is how I choose to give back. Seeing what was going on Healing the blind Doctor gives gift of sight, free of chargeMEISHA PERRIN The Voice PHOt T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE Dr. David A Auerbach checks a cataract on Sanford resident Norma Smith, who received free eye surgery last month. Please see EYES on page 3 Following the Nov. 14 meeting of the Winter Springs City Commis sion, Atlantic Housing Partners and the city of Winter Springs may be close to settling a lawsuit that would allow a workforce housing development to be built within the city limits. During the meeting, the Commission voted to move forward with a settlement agreement that would allow Atlantic Housing Partners to build a development in a different part of the city than they Last year, the city denied At lantic Housing's request to build similar housing on State Road 434 east of the existing Mobile Station because it was in not in compliance with the city's comprehensive plan. to build a project that would have underutilized the property from an economic point of view and would have impacted the citys economy, Housing didn't agree and sued the city in both federal and state court to be able to build. Please see LAWSUIT on page 2Deal close in workforce housing suit MICHELLE Y Y EERTEL The VoiceRoad improvements headed for downtown IISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice ARCHIvVE PHOt T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE SState RRoad 426 and nearby state roads will get sidewalks to improve safety. Please see ROAdDS on page 3

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Page 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK ThHIsS week WEEK in history Dec. 15, 1973 Jean Paul Getty III, the grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, five months after his kidnapping by an Italian gang. Getty had initially refused to pay his 16-year-old grandsons $17 million ransom, but finally agreed after the boys severed right ear was sent to a newspaper in Rome. Published Friday, Dec. 2, 2011PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor, 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com ASSOCIATE EDITORen IIsaac Babcock 407-563-7023en isaacb@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITORen Jenny Andreasson, 407-563-7026en editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNERen Jonathan Gallagher, 407-563-7054en jgallagher@observernewspapers.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft, 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com CLASSIFIEDS LISTINGS classieds@observernewspapers.com P hone 407-563-7000 SeminoleVoice.com F ax 407-563-7099 Volume 21 Issue No. 48 The Seminole Voice is published every other Friday by Community Media Holdings, LLC. USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. PPOSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice, PP .O. Box 2426, Winter PP ark, FFL 32790 REPORTER Karen McEnany-PPhillips en kphillips@observernewspapers.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com COPY EDITOR PP adrick Brewer COLUMNISTS Janet FFoley of Oviedo 407-365-6859 celerystalks@att.net Sandi Vidal of Casselberryen sandi@christianhelp.org Tom Carey of Oviedoen sundewgardens@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Jessica McCord, 843-870-7650 jmccord@observernewspapers. com because it is still being litigated. They did, in reach. a lawsuit in both state and federal court. We recently attended a court-required me diation and, yes, a possible settlement has been reached, said Kevin Smith, city man ager for Winter Springs. The settlement would end both federal and state court cases. Though the City Commission approved the settlement, Smith said it isn't over yet. There are a lot of moving parts of the whole deal that have to materialize, he said. allow workforce housing to be built near the intersection of State Road 434 and Moss Road behind the Bank of America building. The number of units or the demographics of those who would live there aren't being disclosed. We believe this settlement provides support to the original Commission decision to deny the project based on its noncompliance with the city's Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, this settlement provides an economic development opportunity to a different site, Smith said after Monday's meeting. Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey said the settlement and the proposed hous ing development will be a good contribution to this community. The location for the proposed Atlantic Housing development means an old, par breathe life. We made concessions for them to build a quality piece of property on a corner that has been blighted for many years now, Lacey said. The developer who tried to build there before already has the trees cleared and the plumbing started, and it had just been lying sallow all these years. In this settlement, we were able to en tice Atlantic Housing to build there. The aesthetics are an upgrade of what would have been required or what is currently in that area. We get a net gain on a property that nobody seemed to want to develop. If everything goes through as the two sides would like, it would be a relief for Scott Culp of Atlantic Housing. He thinks this plan would help him recoup the costs incurred when his company couldn't proceed with the project. Now we have an opportunity to offset some of the costs we had because the prop erty is partially developed. The proposal is good for the city and it is good for us, Culp said. Partners has butted heads with a nearby city. In 2009, it sued Oviedo under the fed eral and state Fair Housing Acts. The city and Atlantic Housing had a signed agree ment to only build owner-occupied town houses on the corner of the State Road 434 and Chapman Road, but Atlantic Housing changed its mind and sued because it wanted workforce housing. In the end, the developer withdrew its suit when the city compromised to allow them to build fewer units that look like town homes and gate the community. In the end, through all the heartache and all the disagreements, I believe the quality of product they ended up build ing will not have a long-term detrimental effect on our city, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere said. It's a shame, though, the tactics that are employed by Atlantic Hous ing in order to reach compromises that conversations can bring forth. lawsuLAWSUItT | Winter Springs mayor says proposed project will be good contribution to this community CC OONTIINUEED FROROM fFROntNT pP AGE Now we have an opportunity to offset some of the costs we had . developer Scott Culp

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Page 3 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice walks are concerned. Oviedos assistant public works director, Bobby Wyatt, said that the project is separate from the road widening that will double the lanes of State Road 434 go ing through downtown, requiring the demolition of one of the citys Building. That projects construction will begin after the one to be discussed Dec. 6, which will commence at the end of 2013 at the earliest. Mayor Dominic Persampiere said that more expensive roadwidening project is still moving forward, though construction has yet to be announced. Theyre going to start the ac quisition of the property and right of way in the next few years, Persampiere said. We dont have project will start. The more immediate improve ments in the area will include a stoplight at the corner of State Road 434 and Franklin Street, to help prevent accidents from cars pulling out from the westbound terminus of Franklin Street. Trees will also be removed at that street to improve visibility at that inter section. That intersections safety had already seen improvements once before in the wake of complaints that a house at the south side of Franklin Street was blocking driv ers view through the intersection. When you come down Frank lin and youre headed west, there was a house there with a lot of trees and bushes which we did re fore, Councilman Steve Henken said. You can see much better now. And now theyll have a light so that will remove the human er ror out of it. A series of sidewalks will also be added in along some roads near downtown, notably an ex tension of sidewalk heading east ward from Pine Avenue in front of Oviedo High School, where no sidewalks currently exist. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 with the economy and how many patients without insurance need the 15-minute surgery, Auerbach created the program to offer 10 free surgeries to patients every November as his Thanksgiving gift. I heard of a doctor in Dallas doing this, and I said, You know, this is great. This is a really good idea, Auerbach said. And each year to see the expression of how grateful people are really makes this worthwhile. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed sur gical procedures in the United nearly 22 million Americans. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by age 80 more than half of all Americans have a cataract and the surgery costs about $5,000 per eye.Back on trackFor 56-year-old Sanford resident Norma Smith, whose husband recently lost his job as an insur ance adjuster, that price is unaf fordable. In March, Smith had a freak ac cident that sent her to the hospital and, seven months later, left her as one of the millions of Ameri cans in need of a cataract surgery. when her 9-year-old grandsons hook, which he had been strug gling to release from a lily pad, and struck her left eye. Smith was diagnosed with a detached retina and had to undergo a re-attach ment surgery. They told me I would get a cataract, she said. But I thought it would be several years. I didnt realize Id get it seven months later. Since the incident, Smith has been uncomfortable driving long distances and driving at night, and she does not read as much as she used to. Even watching TV is hard, she said, because half of the screen I cant see, and the other half I can. FFive helped Smith, who is the head of family ministries at First United Meth odist Church in Sanford, had no idea how her life was going to get back to normal until one day a friend at her church told her about Auerbachs program. Its a wonderful program, she said. The people in the of fice, they think about it all year long, about who they are going to choose. They are the nicest people there. They really help you in any way they can. Auerbach performed five surgeries on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to the patients of this years pro gram. I am very fortunate and lucky to be in the position I am in, he said, and this is what Im doing to give back to my community. The surgery has an almost 100 percent success rate and usually patients are able to see within a day of its completion. Somebody is guiding his hand thats all I can tell ya, Markham said. The guys got a gentle touch, you know? And I think thats kind of magic in a doctor. eyesEYES | Sanford woman got cataract as result of freak accident roadsROADS | PPublic meeting held Tuesday CC OONTIINUEED FROROM fFROntNT pP AGE CC OONTIINUEED FROROM fFROntNT pP AGE The meeting to discuss repav ing, safety and sidewalk improvements on state roads 434, 419 and 426 is at the Seminole County PPublic Librarys East Branch at 310 N. Division St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, with presentations from FFDOT ofcials at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. View information at www.croads.com Road meeting

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Page 4 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice There are lots of ways to tell (and dance) the Nutcracker story all around Central Florida. Heres my guide to going Nuts this season Orlando Repertory TheatreThe Orlando Repertory Theatre turns the Nutcracker into a mu sical in this kids-fun production for the family. Rockin songs by family music artist Ralph Covert (of Ralphs World) set the tone as Fritz, a video game-obsessed boy, and a heroic Nutcracker chase down the dastardly Mouse King to save Christmas! Show times are Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 18. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.comUniversal Child CareCelebrating diversity while encouraging the talent of young people, Universal Child Care Performing Arts will present the Chocolate Nutcracker with more than 300 young people on stage and in the orchestra. This adaptation of Tchaikovskys clas sic will be performed on Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. (childrens version) and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando. This modern-day version is set in Har lem and incorporates dance styles including jazz, tap, hip-hop and ballet. Call 407-403-5519 or visit ChocolateNutcrackerOrlando.org Central FFlorida Ballet Central Florida Ballets alwaysentertaining Nutcracker has standing productions in the entire nation by CNN and the pyrotechnic Nutcracker by USA Today. CFBs production will feature guest artists of Ballet Sibiu (of Romania) on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Linda Chapin Theatre in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Call 407-849-9948 or visit centralOrlando BalletThe professional Orlando Ballet presents the areas classic production and invites the award-winning students from the Orlando Ballet School to join them in the childrens roles. Artistic director Robert Hill stays true to the clas sic while breathing new life into the production with his own choreography. Its Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. with a childrens shortened version on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Call 407-426-1739 or visit orlandoballet.org Galmont BalletThe Galmont Ballet presents Frank Galvez's American Nutcracker set in the United States in the 19th century. With a Victo rian Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue, party boys dressed as cowboys, and impres sive special effects, this American Nutcracker continues the celebration of family, tradition and love of the original. Its Dec. 17-18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa. 321-636-5050 or Galmontballet.comRussian BalletA free Nutcracker is offered in Orlando at the Disney Amphithe ater by Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. The Russian Ballet of Orlando presents a gift to the community with a free Nut cracker Under the Stars (outdoors) on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is choreographed by Vadim Fedotov and features both professional dancers and Acad emy students. 407-797-1281 or RussianBalletofOrlando.orgHappily ToxicThe award-winning and wildly entertaining Toxic Au dio sings their entire performance without instrumental accompaniment, but you wont believe that as these super-talented singers show us the range of what the human voice can do. Toxic Audio is at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford on Dec. 30. www.wdpac.com or 407-321-8111.Virtuosity takes the stageVirtuoso pianist William Wolfram joins the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Brahms powerful 1st Piano Concerto on Jan. 14 at the Bob Carr PAC in Orlando. Contact 407-770-0071 or orlandophil.org EAST ORLANDO Waterford Lakes Town Center (407) 249-9475 Available at all locations and online at www.toojays.com Josh Garrick Tis the season to go nuts! Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.WHO ISGARRICK > Letters to Santa Contest Kids, submit your letters to Santa Claus, starting with The gift I most want to give is The winner of the contest will ride for one night on an Oviedo re truck with Santa Claus as he greets residents on the week of Dec. 12-17. The winner will also win four tickets to Light Up UCF and their letter will be published in The Voice. Letters to Santa Contest entries are to be no longer than one page and are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, either by email, editor@observernewspapers.com, or physical mail, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Include the authors name, age, phone number, address and email. Sponsored by:

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Page 5 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice As summer lingers in my gar 90 degrees Fahrenheit trig planting. This timing usually the practicality list. Spoiling our kids Sound bytes of children neglectedHomeless man raises teens with characterThese children are articulate entrepreneurship. Encourage Geneva kidsHeritage Center. hung garland, lights, the tree in the red suit. That is Saturday Holiday Gift Fair Holiday pottery 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at Ann Skating party Snow in Oviedo Christmas playSanford parade Christmas Eve serviceis needed.A thoughtThe moment after Christmas every child thinks of his birthday. Stephen Uys CELERYBy Janet Foley theBetweenStalksSend word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerystalks@att.netTALK tT O JANET > Stetsons CornerBy Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons 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.TALK tT O KAREN > Christmas spirit arrives at Lawton House on SaturdayDad raises inspiring teens Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO ISCAREY > Garden abundance

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Page 6 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice INTERESTS More than a service org years. Giving back children. From traditional to modern ThHIsS WeeEEK in human history Dec. 12, 1980 American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. The manuscript, written around 1508, contained 72 loose pages featuring some 300 notes and detailed drawings, all relating to the common theme of water and how it moved. The Frontier Civitan Club First annual Tour of Homes will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit frontiercivitanclub.org/Tour_of_Homes.html or call 407-359-8941. The tour can start at 669 Oneida Lane in WWinter Springs or 2203 Snow Road in Baldwin Park. Armbands and maps are available at both locations. Net proceeds benet local charities and community projects as supported by the Frontier Civitan organization. Learn moreCommunity homes aglowSix area homes are all decked out for holiday home tourSHARI KING The Voice PHOt T O BY IsSAAC BABCOCkK t THE v V OICE Winter Park resident Marta Khourys home is showcased in the rst Tour of HHomes, hosted by the Frontier CCivitan CClub this weekend. There are two Winter Springs homes on the tour: Frances CConners and BBetty Wisemans.

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Page 7 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice DEC. 2 Southern Winds Theatre presents IIts a W W onderful Life: A Live Radio Play in the Sanford/Lake Mary Cam pus Theatre (Building G) on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday matinee on Dec. 4 begins at 2 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season at Sem inole State College of Florida with one of the planetariums most popular shows: The Star of Bethlehem. It will be presented on two consecutive weekends: Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10. Shows are at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Candlelight Tour of Homes is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting at the Sanford Welcome Center, 230 E. 1st St., Sanford. The Day Tour of Homes is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.4 p.m. Tickets are $25. Brass Band of Central Florida plays a delightful program of holiday fa vorites at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Admission is free. Its at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. Call 407-365-3408 or visit www.stlukes-oviedo.org.DEC. 3 WWinter Springs Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting event at 6:30 p.m. Its all free, and its all at the Winter Springs Town Center. For more information, call 407-327-1800. IInternational Holiday Festival presented by AFS Central Florida is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Experience holiday traditions, food, music and games from around the globe with our hosted students. Its at 4725 E. Lake Drive, Winter Springs (Willow Creek Church). For more in formation, call 407-977-0286. Frontier Civitan Clubs Tour of Homes is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tour festive holiday home designs in local neighborhoods, including Winter Springs, Baldwin Park and Winter Park. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Visit www. frontiercivitanclub.org or call 407359-8941. Spend a wild night at the Central Florida Zoo with a special overnight camping adventure at the Rainforest Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 3. Its $17 per person. Campers must be 5 years or older. Call 407-323-4450, exten sion 123. DEC. 4Pet lovers can have their companion animals photo taken with Santa at the Seminole Towne Center Santa set located in the malls Center Court during the Claus & Paws Pet Pho tos event from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. All pets will receive a special treat after each visit with Santa. Call 407-323-2262, visit www.simon.com or become a fan on Facebook. The Applause Sunday recital series continues Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Seminole State professor and tenor David Whitehead will perform Reections of Christ. Its free and takes place on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus in the Fine Arts Concert Hall. Visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040.DEC. 6The Fine Arts Department at Semi nole State College of Florida Encore! Series presents Holiday Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Its free and takes place on the Sanford/ Lake Mary Campus in the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G). Visit www. seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407708-2040.DEC. 8Come join Sanfords downtown mer chants for a jolly good time on Thurs day, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for a Holiday Extravaganza and side walk sale. Dont forget to bring an unwrapped toy, non-perishable food item, or food for pet shelters. Its free. Call 407-320-8180. There will be no Alive After 5 in downtown Sanford for the month of December. Join them back on Jan. 12 for the Alive After 5 Chili-Cook-Off!DEC. 9On Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday Dec. 11, St. Lukes Lu theran Church will again be present ing From Everywhere to Bethle hem, an outdoor walk-thru of the Christmas story. Tours run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Its free. Call 407-3653408 or visit www.stlukes-oviedo. org.DEC. 10Local Scandinavians and his tory buffs help to bring the areas Swedish heritage and traditions to life with the annual St. Lucia Festivals Christmas celebration from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Museum of Seminole County History. Breakfast (or brunch) with Santa is 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Central Florida Zoo. Share your holiday wishes with Santa and enjoy up-close animal encounters. Call 407-323-4450, extension 123, for seating times, reservations and pricing. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, it will snow in Oviedo! Come sled and play in 60 tons of snow, shipped in straight from the North Pole to the Oviedo Mall, at Snow Mountain. For more in formation, call 407-971-5575.DEC. 13Healthy Holiday Baking: Learn how to bake healthy holiday treats. Start a new family tradition! The class is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Seminole County Extension, 250 West County Home Road, Sanford. Cost is $10. Pre-registered/pre-paid required. Call 407-665-5560. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music at a festive Holiday Luncheon on Tues day, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. The Heathrow Womens Club will host Holiday Music First Take, one of the many cho ruses from Seminole High School, at the Heathrow Country Club. Register online at www.heathrowwomensclub. com by Thursday, Dec. 8. Cost is $21.DEC. 17Strolling carolers will be at the Oviedo Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur day, Dec. 17.DEC. 18Ballet South and The School of Per forming Arts, a student dance com pany based in the Maitland/Fern Park area, will be presenting a benet performance of Claras Nutcracker Dream on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Preparatory School Audi torium at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. Tickets are $15. Call 321-2822508 or at papinj@trinityprep.org. Holiday Caricatures is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the food court at the Oviedo Mall. Its free. ONGOIING Oviedo Malls Photos with Santa run through Dec. 24 with special pet nights on Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 and school spirits nights for UCF and Semi nole State College on Monday, Dec. 5. Its located in the west court near Dil lards. Through Dec. 11, support Toys for Tots while nding the most unique gifts at a silent auction fundraiser, open to the public, located in Oviedo Mall next to Ann Taylor Loft. Light Up UCF features an outdoor skating rink, holiday movies, music and a holiday light show. The event runs through Sunday, Jan. 1. Enjoy music, ice-skating and carnival-style rides. Entry is free, with skating and ride prices varying. Call 407-823-6006 or visit lightupucf.com. Email calendar submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! H o l i r a d n e l a C d a y DEC. 3: WWinter Springs Holiday Parade DEC. 10: St. Lucia Festival DEC. 10: Oviedos Snow Mountain

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Page 8 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Calendar DEC. 3Create a Backyard Habitat is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Ed Yarborough Nature Center in Geneva. The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program is having a two-hour class on the pros and cons of attracting backyard wildlife. Its free, but preregistration is required. Call 407349-0959 for more information or to register!DEC. 5Oviedo hosts a meet and greet with new City Manager K Kathryn Breazeale from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at City Hall, 400 Al exandria Blvd., Oviedo.DEC. 6Oviedo chiropractor Dr. Eric Janow itz will present a free lecture from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, on bromyalgia at the Oviedo Public Library, 310 N. Division St., Oviedo. Please call 407-505-4320 to register for this free one-hour workshop. The Florida Department of Transpor tation is conducting a public meeting regarding two proposed projects that will impact motorists and pedestrians in the Oviedo area. The meeting is be ing held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Seminole County Public Library East Branch, 310 N. Division St., Oviedo, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be two narrated presentations at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Plans call for repaving, safety and sidewalk improvements on State Road 419/State Road 434. The projects will be constructed together in 2014. View information at www. croads.com.DEC. 8Temple Shir Shalom Sisterhood is hosting a Stop and Shop on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the EpiCenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church. Local ven dors and home-based businesses will have tables displaying their wares, selling items and taking orders for the holidays. UCUMC is located at 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo on the north side of McCulloch Road across from UCF. For more informa tion, please contact Susan Holstein at 407-310-4595.DEC. 11The Sundew Gardens IIntro to Sun dew Gardening Organic Gardening Workshop is Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. for $20. Its our way to show you the garden, how we grow the crops, improve the soil, control the pests and harvest the bounty. In ad dition to walking and talking, we will offer hands-on projects to create an in-depth experience. Our hike to the compost pile and chicken coop brings all the gardening systems into focus. Please RSVP to sundewgardens@ gmail.com to let us know you are in terested in attending. Hope to see you in the garden! U-Pick and U-Pickle W W orkshop is Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. starting at $10. Learn the secrets of no-cook, brine pickles: you them as dill pick les, sauerkraut, kimchi and pickled peppers. You will discover there is no better source of daily supplements than found in common vegetables, sea salt and water transformed into pickles. You will be amazed how easy it has become to make traditional brine pickles. This workshop, featur ing Bill Hettig, will start with harvest ing our own fresh vegetables, and lead all the way through to a nished food product: pickles.DEC. 14The grand opening of Seminole County Music Together hosted by Central Florida Womens Chamber is 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio, 1271 State Road 436, Casselberry. Come join us for busi ness networking, a holiday music cir cle for families, dedication ceremony, light refreshments and our ribboncutting ceremony. ONGOIING The WWinter Springs Farmers Mar ket is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on State Road 434 and Tuskawil la Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit WinterSpringsFarmers Market.com for more information. The Oviedo Farmers Market is the rst Saturday of every month (Dec. 3, Jan. 7) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. Visit OviedoHS. com for more information. Oviedo Mall and Food Truck Crazy present food truck events on the sec ond Sunday of the month in the park ing lot between Chamberlins and the north entrance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dates include Dec. 11. TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar is Sunday, Dec. 11, at Oviedo Lowes Home Improvement, 1155 Vidina Place, Oviedo. Visit TheDailyCity.com for more information. Orlando Bipolar Support a support group is for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, meets Tuesday eve nings in Casselberry and Thursday evenings in Orlando. Support people are welcome also. Please contact 407-230-1046 or OrlandoBipolar@ gmail.com. The R.E.A.D. Book Club is for kids in fourth through eighth grades who enjoy reading and want to learn the fundamentals of literature. Meetings are weekly and cover one book a month. The club is led by a teacher with 30 years of experience. For more information, contact Cathy McLarnon at 407-342-0483 or sundance31@ bellsouth.net. 145 West SR 46 Geneva, FL. 32732 407-349-2200 Focal Point Landscape Nursery & Gift Shop Garden Center Blow Out Sale!3 DAYS ONLY! Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th30% Off ALL Trees, Fruit Trees & Plant Material! 20% Off ALL Perennials & Annuals 10% Off ALL Bagged Mulch 20% to 25% Off ALL Pottery Italian Clay, Chinese Glazed and Imported Pebble PotsLocated between the Geneva General Store and Subway Marathon at the corner of CR 426 & SR 46 And, Dont forget Our beautiful Gift Shop! All Christmas Dcor 20% to 30% Off! Patience Brewster Ornaments Hand-Crafted one-of-a-kind ornaments with personality!Monday Friday: 8am 6pm Saturday: 8am 5pm Sunday: 10am 5pmFancy Redneck Wine Glasses Corkcicle Wine Chiller DEC. 5: Meet and greet with Oviedos new city manager

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Page 9 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Feld EntertainmentFELD ENTERTAINMENTJob No.: Engagement City: Media: Insertion Date(s): Ad Size: Section: BL184578 ORLANDO, FL NEWSPAPER AD 5.875 X 10 ENTERTAINMENTRingling.com 184578SAVE $5 on Tickets!+Valid for select performances. Excludes Circus CelebritySM and Front Row seats. Limit of six (6) tickets per order. No double discounts. Not valid the day of show. Presented locally by3 ways to redeem your $5 savings:1. In person at the Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code SAVE 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com and enter code SAVE Meet the stars an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show FREE to all ticket holders!Regular Ticket Prices: Additional fees may apply.*Opening Night offer excludes Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats. Additional fees may apply. No double discounts. Thu. JAN. 12 7:30 PM Fri.Sat.Sun.Mon. JAN. 13 7:30 PM+ JAN. 14 11:30 AM+ 3:30 PM 7:30 PM+ JAN. 15 1:00 PM 5:00 PM+ JAN. 16 5:00 PM+ Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: J & B NEW AUTO REPLACEMENT PARTS LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN CALL US TODAY @ 407-568-2131 OR 1-800-432-295217105 E. COLONIAL DR. ORLANDO, FL 32820 Notes Longstaffs serviceGeof Longstaff, (center) recently com pleted 12 years on the board of the Orlando Sanford International Airport Board, including six as chairman. He was honored recently by board mem bers.Free tuitionLawton Chiles Preparatory School launched a parent volunteer program that will result in free student tuition for the winning parents children next semester. LCPS, an innovative, nonprot private school in Seminole County, will accept applications until Friday, Dec. 9, on the schools web site, www.chilesprep.com/supportlcps. WWSPD reaccredited On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Winter Springs Police Department was awarded re-accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies during a cere mony in Colorado Springs. The Winter Springs Police Department is the only city municipal agency in Seminole County to achieve this award.JROTC honors veteransThe JROTC Cadet Battalion hosted a Veterans Day/ Flag Raising Cer emony on Friday morning, Nov. 11, in the ag-lined Courtyard of Lyman High School. In addition, during the ceremony a tree was planted in the courtyard area in honor of Karl Skip Brooks, a Lyman faculty member who died earlier this school year. Brooks was a veteran of both the Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard. Cadets also placed ribbons on another tree in the courtyard, previously planted in honor of Floyd C. Holley, a graduate of the Lyman Class of 1993. Gunnery Sgt. Holley was killed in action in Afghani stan in 2010. Raiders grad rate highThe Seminole State College of Florida Raiders have exceeded the state averages for graduation and trans fer success rates among studentathletes, according to the 2010-11 Florida College System Activities As sociation Academic Report, which was released recently. The Raiders achieved a graduation rate of 87 per cent, well above the state rate of 67 percent. The student-athletes also recorded a 96 percent transfer suc cess rate, compared with 71 percent for the state.Nurses 97 percent pass rateGraduates of the Nursing Program at Seminole State College of Florida once again exceeded state and na tional averages on their licensure ex ams, according to the Florida Board of Nursing. Seminole State graduates achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam ination, one of the highest pass rates in the state and the highest among Central Florida nursing programs. Holcombs nursing degreeRandi Lynn Holcomb, a resident of Casselberry, has earned an associ ates degree in science in nursing from Excelsior College. Minutes returnsEight months after a heartrending story about homeless families liv ing in economy motels, Scott Pelley brought 60 Minutes cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness: kids and their parents living in cars. Pelleys report was broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 27. Pelleys re port last March helped spark more than $4 million in donations for the homeless in Central Florida. View the latest segment here: tinyurl. com/60minutesseminoleDonations neededChristmas in the City, a day the com munity unites to provide the spirit of Christmas to families in need, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church of Oviedo, 45 W. Broadway Ave. Donate new unwrapped toys, socks and under wear, gift cards to Target, Walmart or grocery stores, school supplies and jeans. Several volunteers are needed to help with shepherding/family guides, wrapping gifts, sorting toys and clothes, set up and clean up. Your business or church can also help in sponsoring the event. Visit www.hopehelps.org to sign up. Families in need must pre-regis ter at HOPE, 149 E. Broadway Ave., Oviedo, on Saturday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Decorating Leus house Interior design students from Seminole State College of Florida have once again used their creativity to transform the Leu House Museum into Leus Holiday House. Were using purple, a color we havent used before, in Mrs. Leus bedroom, and vintage clothing featuring cheetah prints as an inspiration for Mr. Leus bedroom, says Seminole State student Beth Ciullo. The holiday display runs through Thursday, Jan. 5, at the museum, which is at 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Visit www.leugardens.org R&B gives back Brenda and Rick Brown, owners of Rhythm & Blues Entertain ment and partners in a Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. franchise, do nated more than $60,000 to 113 nonprot organizations so far during 2010-11. Nearly $37,000 of the grand total di rectly beneted schools in Or ange and Seminole counties.

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Page 10 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Judy Fraden spent much of last Wednesday afternoon driving around Altamonte Springs. She had four gift bags decorated with brightly colored tissue paper and six neatly packaged containers of food on her back seat, and she was following the directions written on a piece of four destinations. Her long burnt orange and wind as she walked up, bags in hand, to Unit 183. She had been to Rosh Hashanah in September, but still waited anxiously for 89-yearold Joe Zollman to answer the door. She was greeted with a smile and a warm embrace. Fraden was just one of the volunteers for Jewish Family Services who delivered Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors of all faiths on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and because of their outreach, dozens of seniors such as Zollman, who cannot leave their house, have something to look forward to during the holiday season. For Zollman and his wife of 63 wheelchair, the meals are lifesav ing. Joe does the majority of the cooking, their caretaker, Roxlittle break. The Zollmans have been get ting their holiday meals through JFS for four years now, and for the two Holocaust survivors who often think back to the day they no English, recognizing and cel ebrating the holidays each year is a great reminder of how far they have come. The Jewish community does an outstanding job, and it is re ally remarkable what they do, Joe Zollman said. I am forever grateful. Every year there are so many organizations such as JFS that offer outreach to homebound seniors, some of whom live alone and re ally look forward to the company, even if it is just for a moment. Seniors First, an organization with a mission to keep seniors independent, also offers meals to seniors during the holiday season. The 45-year-old organization, best known for its Meals on Wheels program, delivers 900-1,000 meals every day. The organization also offers a congregate meal program that brings seniors who are able to leave their house together for a meal. It gives them a chance to social ize, said Marsha Lorenz, president and CEO of Seniors First. There are 16 centers through out Seminole and Orange counties that host the neighborhood lunches, and some transportation is provided for those seniors who are unable to drive. More than 6,600 seniors bene programs last year. Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! 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Growing older but never aloneLocal organizations make sure seniors get what they need throughout the holiday season Other organizations and outreach services for this holiday season include:Jewish Family Services, on Lee Road in Winter Park, will also be delivering meals for Thanksgiving and Passover. Call 407-644-7593 or visit jfsorlando. orgSeniors First Fill a Wallet for a Senior is a donation drive that asks for a wallet with $10 cash or a $10 supermarket gift card that can be given to a senior who cannot afford gifts or food this holiday season. Visit seniorsrstinc. org or call 407-292-0177. TThe Jewish Pavilion of Central Florida is offering a series of Hanukkah parties for residents of all faiths in Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, South Orlando and downtown. Visit jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. The party schedule includes: AAltamonte Springs, Casselberry and Maitland: Friday, Dec. 9, noon at Grand Villa. Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at Horizon Bay Boston Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Life Care Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at Eastbrooke Gardens Friday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. at Savannah Court OOviedo, Winter Springs and Winter Park: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at Winter Park Care and Rehab Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Arden Courts Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. at Emeritus of Oviedo Friday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at The Mayower Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at Regents Park and the WestchesterLongwood, Lake Mary, Sanford:Friday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at Village on the Green Hanukkah Friday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at Heritage at Lake Forrest Hanukkah Dinner Friday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. at Island Lake Hanukkah Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Chambrel Hanukah Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Lake Mary Rehab Wednesday, Dec. 21, noon at Oakmonte Village Hanukkah LunchMEISHA PERRIN The Voice PHOt T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE Joe and Greta Zollman received their Thanksgiving meal from Jewish Family Ser vices volunteer Judy Fraden, back center. BBack right is caretaker Roxanne EEng. Plan your weekend withThe Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. VV isit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to NNewsletter"

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Page 11 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Medicare has added another preventive service to our ben our health care provider to look at ways to prevent cardiovas cular disease, such as coronary heart disease and stroke. This additional consultation can include exploring changes to diet, screening for hypertension and more. Until now, the covered service was a blood test every The list of Medicare preventhese as our doctors think we need. Here is a sample of what Can include a colonoscopy ev ery 24 to 120 months, depending on your level of risk for colon cancer. A blood test can be ordered every 12 months. Tests for the risk of osteoporosis, and can be done every 24 months, or more often if indicated. Vaccine covers pneumococ cal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis and otitis media, and generally only needs to be given once, although some at risk might need a booster shot. with a risk due to diabetes, a family history or other indications, this test can be a sight saver. yearly breast cancer screening if the doctor accepts the assignment. Both the exam and a Prostate suggested once a year for men age 50 and older. To see the rest of the pre ventive services, go to the Your Health, then Preven printable chart you can take to your doctor to ask whether the assessments and screenings are right for you. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com 2011 King Features Synd. Inc. DEDEC. 5 Daydream about the world beyond Orlando at an international travel celebration with complimentary breakfast on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Parkway. Attendees will hear from travel ex perts and fellow travelers about 2012 industry trends, top destinations and more. RSVP to Priscilla OReilly by Thursday, Dec. 1, at 617-346-6841 or poreilly@oattravel.com. For more information visit GCT.com DEDEC. 15 Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., is Thursday, Dec.15, at 12:10 p.m. and is also on A medical look at depression: how to talk about it and ways to combat it. RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-8367446. OOrange County Commission OOn AAging NNewsletter, DDecember 2011 VV irtual D Dementia T T our Youre invited to participate in this hands-on experiential training program offered in two locations: Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Arden Courts, 1057 Willa Springs Drive, or Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at The Center for Memory Disorders, 3901 E. Colonial Drive. For information, call 407-447-5971. Community Partnerships Commit tee Local organizations serving Central Florida elders are invited to join the Commission on Agings Com munity Partnerships Committee. The next bimonthly meeting is Thursday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 a.m., 2100 E. Michi gan St. For information, call 407-8366563. Florida E Elder Crime T T raining The Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute is hosting several training opportunities in Central Florida in early 2012. Visit FCPTI.com for info. Classes include crimes against the el derly, aging issues: a comprehensive approach and law enforcements role in elder crimes. OOther NNews AARP Driver Safetys free online webinar on Family Conversations with O O lder D D rivers: We NNeed to T T alk is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. To register visit http://tiny.cc/d3e8m DOEA and FDLE Mark the third an niversary of Silver A Alert Since beginning in October 2008, there have been 377 Silver Alerts is sued in Florida, with 367 seniors located safely and 51 of those re coveries attributed directly to the Silver Alert program. Read more at http://tiny.cc/7ln45. The nations 90-plus population nearly tripled over the past three decades and now totals 1.9 million. See the full U.S. Census re port at http://tiny.cc/45sxr The BBrain Fitness Club has teamed up with Rollins College students to offer a weekly photog raphy class to people with early memory loss. For more informa tion about the Brain Fitness Club, contact Peggy Bargmann at 407927-4380 or email BrainFitness@ cfl.rr.com. Updated FDEADEA website! The Florida Department of Elder Affairs website has recently been updated. Visit ElderAffairs.State.FL.US/ for programs, services, publications, reports, resources and more. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Medicare Annual Enrollment ends on December 7thThe Annual Enrollment Period for 2012 began on October 15th and ends on December 7th of 2011. This is the time when eligible Medicare Beneciaries can join a Medicare Advantage Plan. Coverage from the plan you join will begin on January 1, 2012. Enrollment opportunities for all parts of Medicare are limited and late enrollment is either prohibited or penalized. The Medicare program is administered and regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). There are four different components to Medicare: Part A Hospital Insurance Covers things like inpatient care, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care. Part B Medical Insurance Covers doctors visits, outpatient services and some preventive services Original Medicare consists of only these two components. Note that Part B has a monthly premium which is deducted from the Medicare beneciarys monthly Social Security check. Most people will pay the standard premium ($96.40 in 2011; it may increase in 2012), but those with higher incomes (over $85,000 for singles; over $170,000 for married couples) will pay higher premiums. Also, both Part A and Part B have other expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. As a rule, Medicare Supplement Plans (also known as Medi-Gap Plans), which are available through numerous insurance carriers at a substantial monthly premium, will cover those gaps. Part C Medicare Advantage These plans, available from numerous insurance carriers, include both Parts A and B and usually Part D coverage as well. Many plans will offer additional benets, such as vision, dental, hearing and wellness programs. Some plans will even rebate up to $96.40 of the Part B premium that Medicare deducts from your monthly Social Security benet check. Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. You dont automatically get this coverage when you become eligible for Medicare; you need either to join a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or pay a premium to add a prescription drug plan to your Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement coverage. HOW TO JOIN Review the CMS handbook, Medicare and You. If you have internet access, you can go to www.medicare.gov and nd additional information on Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Medicare Supplement Plans available in your area and the ratings of said plans. Decide whether you want to pay premiums (for a Medicare Supplement Plan and/ or a Prescription Drug Plan) or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Important Annual Enrollment ends on December 7th. There are other times you might be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan, too. For instance, if you are turning 65, are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, move into/out of the Medicare Advantage Plans service area, receive extra help with prescription drug plan costs, or lose retiree health care coverage through your employer or union you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.Bob Adams is President of A Safeharbor, LLC. He may be contacted at A SafeHarbor, LLC, PO Box 3167, Winter Park, FL.,32790, telephone 407/644-6646 or e-mail BobAdams@ASafeHarbor.com Oviedo Antique MallOpening December 1stNew 5,000 square foot antique & collectibles mall in downtown Oviedo.Primitives, furniture, jewelry, lp albums, collectibles, coins & moreOpen 7 Days! Limited Dealer Space AvailableKay Halley & other Halleys Antiques dealers are now located at Oviedo Antique Mall Dec. 1-8 watch batteries installed $2.00+tax each Senior Community Bulletin Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Medicare health checks catch problems early

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Page 14 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice ATHLETICs S TTHIsS w WEEK in sports history Dec. 14, 1909 Workers place the last of the 3.2 million 10-pound bricks that pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Since then, all but a 1-yard-wide strip at the start-finish line has been bur ied under asphalt. Kissing those bricks after a successful race remains a tradition among Indy drivers. Knights get big winsThe UCF Knights did something last week game. entire month of November, winning a game ingly with a 31-14 smashing that was domi nated by UCF from the outset. For the Knights, whose postseason hopes ended the previous week against East Car promising freshmen with another year un der their belt to hopefully sort some teeth BBasketball time establishing itself as a dominant force so far this season, with an exhibition win Nov. 5 followed by a 4-2 regular season start against tough competition from around the nation. And the Knights may already have a high point to their early season, shocking No. 4 Connecticut 68-63 on Nov. 25 at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. The Hushave since descended to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll. Helping the Knights to that comeback win was a leading duo of forward Keith Clanton and guard Marcus Jordan, who each scored 20 points, with Jordan picking up seven assists and seven rebounds. Becoming more of a presence after last season, well, with 10 points against UConn. The Knights announced captain A.J. Rompza will be able to return as early as of the UCF Holiday Classic. ginning of a four-game homestand starting against Hartford at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. As of Tuesday the Hawks were 0-6 on the season preparing to host Yale. PHOt T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE UCCF forward K K eith C Clanton has led in scoring during the Knights 4-2 start to the season. IISAAC BBABCOCK The VoiceThe Oviedo Lions are already making a statement on the basketball court this sea week on the court. And the games will come fast and furious in the next week, as the Lions face three big opponents in just three opponents of the season, blowing away Agape Christian 81-49 on Monday, Nov. 21, then beating Celebration 60-47 the next day. But a tight game that went to they can perform in the clutch. Sharpshooter Matt Milon nailed 63 per cent of his shots on the night for 14 points, including the decisive shot that put the Li ons ahead 53-51 before time expired. offensively with 23 points in the game, the low-scoring affair was dominated by de fense. The scrappy Lions grabbed 13 steals in the game, at one point controlling the ball so well that they held the Greyhounds down. Last season the two met twice, with Hagerty prevailing both times by a total After that grudge match the Lions will HHagerty The Huskies made it into the regional play offs last season on the backs of a strong starting lineup, almost all of which has paved the way to a strong start, with a big 66-33 win against Spruce Creek proving the Wednesday, Dec. 7. Winter SpringsThree straight losses after a narrow win have made for a tough introduction to the season for the Bears. Winter Springs fell to Lyman, Lake Brantley and East River in the past week, after struggling to score more than 50 points per game. start on Friday, Dec. 2, then return home against Lyman. Football short-lived one, as they were edged in the on Friday, Nov. 18. That narrow loss ended the postseason hopes for the district cham pions. Lions roar on the court IISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice

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Page 15 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice VOICEs S Young Voices We would love tohear yourfromYoungCall 407-563-7026 or e-mail editor@observernewspapers.com to have The Voice visit your class or group.Voices! THITHIS WEEKEEK in political history Dec. 16, 1773 In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists, some disguised as Mohawk Indians, board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in protest of the British Parliaments Tea Act of 1773. The value of the tea was more than $700,000 in todays currency.We asked kids at the Winter Springs Town Center what activities they enjoy doing outside.I like to ride my black and silver scooter in my driveway. I got it for my ninth birthday. Good balance is important with a scooter. I kind of like running too. KKendra B B. 10 years old I like to play sports outside, like soccer, tennis and basketball. Soccer is my favorite because you defend your goal and score goals. Its good exercise for your legs and to meet new friends. Molly T T 8 years old I like to play basketball with my friends. Im in seventh grade at Jackson Heights Middle School. I also ride my scooter around my neighbor hood. Its gray with black handles. Michael S. 13 years old I like to run around outside. My family rides bikes. My bike is purple and aqua blue. I always wear a helmet because it is safer. My scooter is pink and white and has Hello Kitty on it. Zoe P. 5 years old I like playing outside with our dog, Shadow. I also play softball, and my favorite position is shortstop. When they try to steal from first to second base I can get them out. NNatalie F. 9 years old I am a Seminole County resi dent and an internal medicine physician. I am also mother to three active kids, one who plays tackle football on AAU league in Sanford. This past Saturday we were having an end-of-year barbecue for the football team. It was a picture perfect day, until something unbelievable happened. My husband and I were the the past four years. During games we treated cuts, bruises, broken bones and dehydration. This particular day I attended the party without my husband and my oldest son. I was in line to get a hamburger when I heard "Denise, we need you." Thinking it was a scraped knee or such, I said, "Sure, be right there." In the background, a crowd of partygoers screamed that a dad from the team had fallen down and was having a seizure. I dropped my plate, left my daughter and started running to the basketball court. The entrance was blocked by people. I put my hands on someone's chest and pushed them hard out of my way, as I yelled, "You, call 911!" My friend was on his side under the basket, not moving. And I was afraid it was more than a seizure. I rolled him to his back and stared at his blue face, foaming mouth and eyes that were rolled back in his head. His wife was 2-3 feet away, screaming and crying. There was a ring of adults standing nearby. I believe they and calling 911. The only thing I saw from then on was my cyanotic friend. I remembered to mycirculation. I lifted his neck, supported his head, and blew into his mouth. The sound that came out was a death rattle. I was frightened, but I had to keep giving him oxygen, I did this over and over. Finally, I saw some color coming back, hoped. Still, there was no sign of his pulse returning, and no movement of his face. Then, just as I was about to leave his mouth to check his pulse and start chest compressions, I heard a voice behind me, "I know CPR. How can I help?" There is a God, I said to myself. I was back in doctor mode and gave out orders, Go on that side and get me a pulse. No pulse! she exclaimed, and correctly told me she was ready to do chest compressions whenever I gave the order. Suddenly, there were my looking at me! Next, there was face! No chest compressions! I yelled with relief. CPR saves lives. Learn it, you never know when you may need it. Stories like this do not always have happy endings, not without CPR training. You never know when your friend may need it. Visit RedCross.org or Heart. and CPR classes. Dr. Denise Panuccio practices in Altamonte Springs. Call 407-8698747. With all of the holidays around us it is easy to get sidetracked from your job search. It is also easy to get depressed and frustrated. I have heard of job searching these days being compared to playing the lottery. You send out your resume, hoping you have a chance to hear back. distraction. Many people plan to look for new jobs in the New Year, which may open a position for you. Continue to follow a job search plan, research companies, attend open houses, attend job fairs, network, apply for openings you see, and follow up as you are able. One lady I have been working with had two interviews last week, and she came away so positive. Take those opportunities to celebrate. Even if you There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at this time of the year. This is a great way to get your mind off things, keep your skills fresh and meet new people. Who knows, maybe your volunteer job could lead into a full-time job. If you need food assistance or other help during the holidays, there are many churches and agencies that step up their giving at this time. Look at your local papers, watch the news and call around to see who is offering what. Most of all, be thankful for what you do have. It can be hard, but thinking positive is always better than the alterna tive. EEMPLOYOYMENTENT Ask Sandi Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Please send questions about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@christianhelp.org, or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707.TALK tT O SANDI > VV olunteer to bolster skills HHunger, homelessness and our childrenThe Casselberry community is responding aggressively to the needs of Minutes. For the second time this year, aired in March, the Casselberry community was shocked and embarrassed that there were children in our neighborhoods who were going to bed hungry and grow ing up homeless. The problem was, and still remains, overwhelming, but we have decided to work together and see what kind of a difference we can make! local churches and community members had begun meeting the immediate, shortterm needs of the students at Casselberry Elementary, our local school. Shortterm needs were initially met through providing food and clothing as well as the school and a summer program that ensured that no child in the city of Casselberry went hungry during the long summer months. As the short-term needs were addressed, we began working on a longterm solution to the issues of hunger and homelessness. This includes mentoring programs, fun community activities and helping people move out of a lifestyle of poverty to self-sustainability. One of the has been the placement of a Care Cabin on the property of Casselberry Elementary School. This is a portable cabin stocked with all the resources necessary to care for our community kids. This cabin is run, managed and organized for our commu nity by our community. Dede Schaffner, chairwoman of the Seminole County School Board, said that this method of school-centered care is a model for the nation. There are so many factors involved that put children into poverty, and there are be done to help them out. To help people move into stable circumstances is going to take a continual investment of time, energy, effort and love. Our work has been accomplished through the formation of a community task force, with more than 30 organiza tions uniting together around the cause of ensuring that no child in our city would go hungry or sleep on the streets. We families have to take a step backward be fore they can take one forward. The motto values that have kept us going in a messy and discouraging context. A school-centric model of care has been developed that has made an incredible difference in the lives of our children. This is all possible through a collaborative part nership where the local community serves the needs of students within our school. found, houses have been moved into and faces. The plight of the children in our city brought us together and our community has responded by demonstrating that Casselberry is a community that cares! For more information please visit our blog, www.CasselberryCommunityTaskForce.org or email CasselberryCommunityTaskForce@gmail.comSandi Vidal and Andy Searles Casselberry Community Task Force membersLetters to the editor DR. DENISE PANuUCCIO Guest WriterBe a lifesaver when others panic

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Free! www. Seminole Voice .com Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on? INDEX Knights win on gridiron, beat No. 4 UConn on court Shockers > 14 Oviedo, Winter Springs host tree lightings on Saturday. Holiday events > 7 Winter Springs residences are part of the Tour of Homes Homes aglow > 6 Oviedo residents will get a chance to voice their opinions on a series of road and sidewalk improve ments near the citys downtown at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. That meeting will feature pre sentations from Florida Depart who will give details on current plans to make roads safer for driv ers and pedestrians along state roads 434, 419 and 426 as they pass through the citys old down town. It improves pedestrian safe ty, Florida Department of Trans portation spokesman Steve Olson said. Sometimes you have side walks on one side of the road and not the other, or they dont go all the way through. The aim of this is to button that up as far as side Celery Stalks ........................................... 5 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 5 Interests .................................................. 6 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 14 Ask Sandi .............................................. 15 Young Voices ......................................... 15 Classifieds ............................................. 16 Calendar > 8 Oviedo hosts a meet and greet with new City Manager Kathryn Breazeale from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at City Hall. Opening Dec. 9: New Years Eve Several couples and singles have serendipitous adventures in New York City on New Years Eve. Throughout his life, Todd Markham had his share of bad luck. At 14 months old, he was stricken with polio in his legs, arms and back. Around age 6, he regained use of everything except his left leg, which was al ways in a brace. He broke his leg twice and spent two years un able to walk, and in August 2009, he was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and went blind. The hardest thing for me was losing my eyesight, he said. Because then you just cant do anything for yourself you re ally become a burden. Around this time last year, the 62-year-old got back his gift of sight, paying nothing more than time to Dr. David Auerbach of Eye Physicians of Central Florida, for surgery that is usu ally more than $5,000. Of all the things Ive been through, being able to see again was just, profound, Markham said. Its just like experiencing a miracle thats what it feels like. Markham is just one of the pa tients impacted by the free cata ract surgery offered by Auerbach at the Maitland clinic through the Gift of Sight program that he started three years ago. It was just so beautiful to be able to see the limbs on the trees, and the leaves and you know, everything. I could see the indi vidual blades of the grass, he said. Its something that you re ally take advantage of every day when youre out and about. The program was started for patients like Markham who have cataracts, the No. 1 cause of re versible blindness in the world, and cannot afford the surgery. Its heartbreaking to see peo ple come in on a daily basis with no insurance who need care, Auerbach said. So this is how I choose to give back. Seeing what was going on Healing the blind Doctor gives gift of sight, free of charge MEISHA PERRIN The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Dr. David Auerbach checks a cataract on Sanford resident Norma Smith, who received free eye surgery last month. Please see EYES on page 3 Following the Nov. 14 meeting of the Winter Springs City Commis sion, Atlantic Housing Partners and the city of Winter Springs may be close to settling a lawsuit that would allow a workforce housing development to be built within the city limits. During the meeting, the Com mission voted to move forward with a settlement agreement that would allow Atlantic Housing Partners to build a development in a different part of the city than they Last year, the city denied At lantic Housing's request to build similar housing on State Road 434 east of the existing Mobile Station because it was in not in compliance with the city's comprehensive plan. to build a project that would have underutilized the property from an economic point of view and would have impacted the citys economy, Housing didn't agree and sued the city in both federal and state court to be able to build. Please see LAWSUIT on page 2 Deal close in workforce housing suit MICHELLE Y ERTEL The Voice Road improvements headed for downtown ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ARCHIVE PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE State Road 426 and nearby state roads will get sidewalks to improve safety. Please see ROADS on page 3

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Page 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK in history Dec. 15, 1973 Jean Paul Getty III, the grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, five months after his kidnapping by an Italian gang. Getty had initially refused to pay his 16-year-old grandsons $17 million ransom, but finally agreed after the boys severed right ear was sent to a newspaper in Rome. Published Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor, 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com CLASSIFIEDS LISTINGS classieds@observernewspapers.com P hone 407-563-7000 SeminoleVoice.com F ax 407-563-7099 Volume 21 Issue No. 48 The Seminole Voice is published every other Friday by Community Media Holdings, LLC USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice, P .O. Box 2426, Winter P ark, FL 32790 REPORTER Karen McEnany-Phillips kphillips@observernewspapers.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com COPY EDITOR P adrick Brewer COLUMNISTS Janet Foley of Oviedo 407-365-6859 celerystalks@att.net Sandi Vidal of Casselberry sandi@christianhelp.org Tom Carey of Oviedo sundewgardens@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Jessica McCord 843-870-7650 jmccord@observernewspapers. com because it is still being litigated. They did, in reach. a lawsuit in both state and federal court. We recently attended a court-required me diation and, yes, a possible settlement has been reached, said Kevin Smith, city man ager for Winter Springs. The settlement would end both federal and state court cases. Though the City Commission approved the settlement, Smith said it isn't over yet. There are a lot of moving parts of the whole deal that have to materialize, he said. allow workforce housing to be built near the intersection of State Road 434 and Moss Road behind the Bank of America building. The number of units or the demographics of those who would live there aren't being disclosed. We believe this settlement provides support to the original Commission deci sion to deny the project based on its noncompliance with the city's Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, this settlement provides an economic development opportunity to a different site, Smith said after Monday's meeting. Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey said the settlement and the proposed hous ing development will be a good contribu tion to this community. The location for the proposed Atlantic Housing development means an old, par breathe life. We made concessions for them to build a quality piece of property on a corner that has been blighted for many years now, Lacey said. The developer who tried to build there before already has the trees cleared and the plumbing started, and it had just been lying sallow all these years. In this settlement, we were able to en tice Atlantic Housing to build there. The aesthetics are an upgrade of what would have been required or what is currently in that area. We get a net gain on a property that nobody seemed to want to develop. If everything goes through as the two sides would like, it would be a relief for Scott Culp of Atlantic Housing. He thinks this plan would help him recoup the costs incurred when his company couldn't pro ceed with the project. Now we have an opportunity to offset some of the costs we had because the prop erty is partially developed. The proposal is good for the city and it is good for us, Culp said. Partners has butted heads with a nearby city. In 2009, it sued Oviedo under the fed eral and state Fair Housing Acts. The city and Atlantic Housing had a signed agree ment to only build owner-occupied town houses on the corner of the State Road 434 and Chapman Road, but Atlantic Hous ing changed its mind and sued because it wanted workforce housing. In the end, the developer withdrew its suit when the city compromised to allow them to build fewer units that look like town homes and gate the community. In the end, through all the heartache and all the disagreements, I believe the quality of product they ended up build ing will not have a long-term detrimental effect on our city, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere said. It's a shame, though, the tactics that are employed by Atlantic Hous ing in order to reach compromises that con versations can bring forth. LAWSUIT | Winter Springs mayor says proposed project will be good contribution to this community C ONTINUED FROM FRONT P AGE Now we have an opportunity to offset some of the costs we had . developer Scott Culp

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Page 3 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice walks are concerned. Oviedos assistant public works director, Bobby Wyatt, said that the project is separate from the road widening that will dou ble the lanes of State Road 434 go ing through downtown, requiring the demolition of one of the citys Building. That projects construc tion will begin after the one to be discussed Dec. 6, which will com mence at the end of 2013 at the earliest. Mayor Dominic Persampiere said that more expensive roadwidening project is still moving forward, though construction has yet to be announced. Theyre going to start the ac quisition of the property and right of way in the next few years, Persampiere said. We dont have project will start. The more immediate improve ments in the area will include a stoplight at the corner of State Road 434 and Franklin Street, to help prevent accidents from cars pulling out from the westbound terminus of Franklin Street. Trees will also be removed at that street to improve visibility at that inter section. That intersections safety had already seen improvements once before in the wake of complaints that a house at the south side of Franklin Street was blocking driv ers view through the intersection. When you come down Frank lin and youre headed west, there was a house there with a lot of trees and bushes which we did re fore, Councilman Steve Henken said. You can see much better now. And now theyll have a light so that will remove the human er ror out of it. A series of sidewalks will also be added in along some roads near downtown, notably an ex tension of sidewalk heading east ward from Pine Avenue in front of Oviedo High School, where no sidewalks currently exist. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 with the economy and how many patients without insurance need the 15-minute surgery, Auerbach created the program to offer 10 free surgeries to patients every November as his Thanksgiving gift. I heard of a doctor in Dallas doing this, and I said, You know, this is great. This is a really good idea, Auerbach said. And each year to see the expression of how grateful people are really makes this worthwhile. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed sur gical procedures in the United nearly 22 million Americans. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by age 80 more than half of all Americans have a cataract and the surgery costs about $5,000 per eye. Back on track For 56-year-old Sanford resident Norma Smith, whose husband recently lost his job as an insur ance adjuster, that price is unaf fordable. In March, Smith had a freak ac cident that sent her to the hospital and, seven months later, left her as one of the millions of Ameri cans in need of a cataract surgery. when her 9-year-old grandsons hook, which he had been strug gling to release from a lily pad, and struck her left eye. Smith was diagnosed with a detached retina and had to undergo a re-attach ment surgery. They told me I would get a cataract, she said. But I thought it would be several years. I didnt realize Id get it seven months later. Since the incident, Smith has been uncomfortable driving long distances and driving at night, and she does not read as much as she used to. Even watching TV is hard, she said, because half of the screen I cant see, and the other half I can. Five helped Smith, who is the head of family ministries at First United Meth odist Church in Sanford, had no idea how her life was going to get back to normal until one day a friend at her church told her about Auerbachs program. Its a wonderful program, she said. The people in the of fice, they think about it all year long, about who they are going to choose. They are the nicest people there. They really help you in any way they can. Auerbach performed five surgeries on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to the patients of this years pro gram. I am very fortunate and lucky to be in the position I am in, he said, and this is what Im doing to give back to my community. The surgery has an almost 100 percent success rate and usually patients are able to see within a day of its completion. Somebody is guiding his hand thats all I can tell ya, Markham said. The guys got a gentle touch, you know? And I think thats kind of magic in a doctor. EYES | Sanford woman got cataract as result of freak accident ROADS | Public meeting held Tuesday C ONTINUED FROM FRONT P AGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT P AGE The meeting to discuss repav ing, safety and sidewalk im provements on state roads 434, 419 and 426 is at the Seminole County Public Librarys East Branch at 310 N. Division St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, with presentations from FDOT ofcials at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. View information at www.croads.com Road meeting

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Page 4 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice There are lots of ways to tell (and dance) the Nutcracker story all around Central Florida. Heres my guide to going Nuts this season Orlando Repertory Theatre The Orlando Repertory Theatre turns the Nutcracker into a mu sical in this kids-fun production for the family. Rockin songs by family music artist Ralph Covert (of Ralphs World) set the tone as Fritz, a video game-obsessed boy, and a heroic Nutcracker chase down the dastardly Mouse King to save Christmas! Show times are Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 18. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orland orep.com Universal Child Care Celebrating diversity while encouraging the talent of young people, Universal Child Care Performing Arts will present the Chocolate Nutcracker with more than 300 young people on stage and in the orchestra. This adaptation of Tchaikovskys clas sic will be performed on Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. (childrens version) and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carr Perform ing Arts Centre in Orlando. This modern-day version is set in Har lem and incorporates dance styles including jazz, tap, hip-hop and ballet. Call 407-403-5519 or visit ChocolateNutcrackerOrlando.org Central Florida Ballet Central Florida Ballets alwaysentertaining Nutcracker has standing productions in the entire nation by CNN and the pyrotechnic Nutcracker by USA Today. CFBs production will fea ture guest artists of Ballet Sibiu (of Romania) on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Linda Chapin Theatre in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Call 407-849-9948 or visit central Orlando Ballet The professional Orlando Ballet presents the areas classic produc tion and invites the award-win ning students from the Orlando Ballet School to join them in the childrens roles. Artistic director Robert Hill stays true to the clas sic while breathing new life into the production with his own cho reography. Its Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. with a childrens shortened version on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Call 407-426-1739 or visit orlandobal let.org Galmont Ballet The Galmont Ballet presents Frank Galvez's American Nut cracker set in the United States in the 19th century. With a Victo rian Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue, party boys dressed as cowboys, and impres sive special effects, this American Nutcracker continues the celebra tion of family, tradition and love of the original. Its Dec. 17-18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the His toric Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa. 321-636-5050 or Galmont ballet.com Russian Ballet A free Nutcracker is offered in Orlando at the Disney Amphithe ater by Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. The Russian Ballet of Orlando presents a gift to the community with a free Nut cracker Under the Stars (out doors) on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is choreographed by Vadim Fedotov and features both professional dancers and Acad emy students. 407-797-1281 or RussianBalletofOrlando.org Happily Toxic The award-winning and wildly entertaining Toxic Au dio sings their entire performance without instrumental accompani ment, but you wont believe that as these super-talented singers show us the range of what the human voice can do. Toxic Audio is at the Wayne Densch Perform ing Arts Center in Sanford on Dec. 30. www.wdpac.com or 407-321-8111. Virtuosity takes the stage Virtuoso pianist William Wolfram joins the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Brahms powerful 1st Piano Concerto on Jan. 14 at the Bob Carr PAC in Orlando. Contact 407-770-0071 or orlandophil.org EAST ORLANDO Waterford Lakes Town Center (407) 249-9475 Available at all locations and online at www.toojays.com Josh Garrick Tis the season to go nuts! Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. WHO IS GARRICK > Letters to Santa Contest Kids, submit your letters to Santa Claus, starting with The gift I most want to give is The winner of the contest will ride for one night on an Oviedo re truck with Santa Claus as he greets residents on the week of Dec. 12-17. The winner will also win four tickets to Light Up UCF and their letter will be published in The Voice. Letters to Santa Contest entries are to be no longer than one page and are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, either by email, editor@observernewspapers.com, or physical mail, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Include the authors name, age, phone number, address and email. Sponsored by:

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Page 5 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice As summer lingers in my gar 90 degrees Fahrenheit trig planting. This timing usually the practicality list. Spoiling our kids Sound bytes of children neglected Homeless man raises teens with character These children are articulate entrepreneurship. Encourage Geneva kids Heritage Center. hung garland, lights, the tree in the red suit. That is Saturday Holiday Gift Fair Holiday pottery 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at Ann Skating party Snow in Oviedo Christmas play Sanford parade Christmas Eve service is needed. A thought The moment after Christmas every child thinks of his birthday. Stephen Uys CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerystalks@att.net TALK T O JANET > Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons 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. TALK T O KAREN > Christmas spirit arrives at Lawton House on Saturday Dad raises inspiring teens Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS CAREY > Garden abundance

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Page 6 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice INTERESTS More than a service org years. Giving back children. From traditional to modern THIS WEEK in human history Dec. 12, 1980 American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. The manuscript, written around 1508, contained 72 loose pages featuring some 300 notes and detailed drawings, all relating to the common theme of water and how it moved. The Frontier Civitan Club First annual Tour of Homes will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit frontiercivitan club.org/Tour_of_Homes.html or call 407-359-8941. The tour can start at 669 Oneida Lane in Winter Springs or 2203 Snow Road in Baldwin Park. Armbands and maps are available at both locations. Net proceeds benet local charities and com munity projects as supported by the Frontier Civitan organization. Learn more Community homes aglow Six area homes are all decked out for holiday home tour SHARI KING The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Winter Park resident Marta Khourys home is showcased in the rst Tour of Homes, hosted by the Frontier Civitan Club this weekend. There are two Winter Springs homes on the tour: Frances Conners and Betty Wisemans.

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Page 7 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice DEC. 2 Southern Winds Theatre presents Its a W onderful Life: A Live Radio Play in the Sanford/Lake Mary Cam pus Theatre (Building G) on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday matinee on Dec. 4 begins at 2 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season at Sem inole State College of Florida with one of the planetariums most popular shows: The Star of Bethlehem. It will be presented on two consecutive weekends: Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10. Shows are at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Candlelight Tour of Homes is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting at the Sanford Welcome Center, 230 E. 1st St., Sanford. The Day Tour of Homes is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.4 p.m. Tickets are $25. Brass Band of Central Florida plays a delightful program of holiday fa vorites at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Admission is free. Its at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. Call 407-365-3408 or visit www.stlukes-oviedo.org. DEC. 3 Winter Springs Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting is Sat urday, Dec. 3. The parade starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting event at 6:30 p.m. Its all free, and its all at the Winter Springs Town Center. For more information, call 407-327-1800. International Holiday Festival pre sented by AFS Central Florida is Sat urday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Experience holiday traditions, food, music and games from around the globe with our hosted students. Its at 4725 E. Lake Drive, Winter Springs (Willow Creek Church). For more in formation, call 407-977-0286. Frontier Civitan Clubs Tour of Homes is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tour festive holiday home designs in local neighborhoods, including Win ter Springs, Baldwin Park and Winter Park. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Visit www. frontiercivitanclub.org or call 407359-8941. Spend a wild night at the Central Florida Zoo with a special overnight camping adventure at the Rainforest Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 3. Its $17 per person. Campers must be 5 years or older. Call 407-323-4450, exten sion 123. DEC. 4 Pet lovers can have their companion animals photo taken with Santa at the Seminole Towne Center Santa set located in the malls Center Court during the Claus & Paws Pet Pho tos event from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. All pets will receive a special treat after each visit with Santa. Call 407-323-2262, visit www.simon.com or become a fan on Facebook. The Applause Sunday recital series continues Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Seminole State professor and tenor David Whitehead will perform Re ections of Christ. Its free and takes place on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus in the Fine Arts Concert Hall. Visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040. DEC. 6 The Fine Arts Department at Semi nole State College of Florida Encore! Series presents Holiday Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Its free and takes place on the Sanford/ Lake Mary Campus in the Fine Arts Concert Hall (Building G). Visit www. seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407708-2040. DEC. 8 Come join Sanfords downtown mer chants for a jolly good time on Thurs day, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for a Holiday Extravaganza and side walk sale. Dont forget to bring an unwrapped toy, non-perishable food item, or food for pet shelters. Its free. Call 407-320-8180. There will be no Alive After 5 in downtown Sanford for the month of December. Join them back on Jan. 12 for the Alive After 5 Chili-Cook-Off! DEC. 9 On Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday Dec. 11, St. Lukes Lu theran Church will again be present ing From Everywhere to Bethle hem, an outdoor walk-thru of the Christmas story. Tours run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Its free. Call 407-3653408 or visit www.stlukes-oviedo. org. DEC. 10 Local Scandinavians and his tory buffs help to bring the areas Swedish heritage and traditions to life with the annual St. Lucia Festivals Christmas celebration from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Museum of Seminole County History. Breakfast (or brunch) with Santa is 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Central Florida Zoo. Share your holiday wishes with Santa and enjoy up-close animal encounters. Call 407-323-4450, extension 123, for seating times, reservations and pricing. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, it will snow in Oviedo! Come sled and play in 60 tons of snow shipped in straight from the North Pole to the Oviedo Mall, at Snow Mountain. For more in formation, call 407-971-5575. DEC. 13 Healthy Holiday Baking: Learn how to bake healthy holiday treats. Start a new family tradition! The class is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Seminole County Extension, 250 West County Home Road, Sanford. Cost is $10. Pre-registered/pre-paid required. Call 407-665-5560. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music at a festive Holiday Luncheon on Tues day, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. The Heathrow Womens Club will host Holiday Music First Take, one of the many cho ruses from Seminole High School, at the Heathrow Country Club. Register online at www.heathrowwomensclub. com by Thursday, Dec. 8. Cost is $21. DEC. 17 Strolling carolers will be at the Oviedo Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur day, Dec. 17. DEC. 18 Ballet South and The School of Per forming Arts, a student dance com pany based in the Maitland/Fern Park area, will be presenting a benet performance of Claras Nutcracker Dream on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Preparatory School Audi torium at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. Tickets are $15. Call 321-2822508 or at papinj@trinityprep.org. Holiday Caricatures is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the food court at the Oviedo Mall. Its free. ONGOING Oviedo Malls Photos with Santa run through Dec. 24 with special pet nights on Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 and school spirits nights for UCF and Semi nole State College on Monday, Dec. 5. Its located in the west court near Dil lards. Through Dec. 11, support Toys for Tots while nding the most unique gifts at a silent auction fundraiser, open to the public, located in Oviedo Mall next to Ann Taylor Loft. Light Up UCF features an outdoor skating rink, holiday movies, music and a holiday light show. The event runs through Sunday, Jan. 1. Enjoy music, ice-skating and carnival-style rides. Entry is free, with skating and ride prices varying. Call 407-823-6006 or visit lightupucf.com. Email calendar submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! H o l i r a d n e l a C d a y DEC. 3: Winter Springs Holiday Parade DEC. 10: St. Lucia Festival DEC. 10: Oviedos Snow Mountain

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Page 8 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Calendar DEC. 3 Create a Backyard Habitat is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Ed Yarborough Nature Center in Geneva. The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program is having a two-hour class on the pros and cons of attracting backyard wildlife. Its free, but preregistration is required. Call 407349-0959 for more information or to register! DEC. 5 Oviedo hosts a meet and greet with new City Manager Kathryn Breazeale from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at City Hall, 400 Al exandria Blvd., Oviedo. DEC. 6 Oviedo chiropractor Dr. Eric Janow itz will present a free lecture from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, on bromyalgia at the Oviedo Public Library, 310 N. Division St., Oviedo. Please call 407-505-4320 to register for this free one-hour workshop. The Florida Department of Transpor tation is conducting a public meeting regarding two proposed projects that will impact motorists and pedestrians in the Oviedo area. The meeting is be ing held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Seminole County Public Library East Branch, 310 N. Division St., Oviedo, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be two narrated presentations at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Plans call for repaving, safety and sidewalk improvements on State Road 419/State Road 434. The projects will be constructed together in 2014. View information at www. croads.com. DEC. 8 Temple Shir Shalom Sisterhood is hosting a Stop and Shop on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the EpiCenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church. Local ven dors and home-based businesses will have tables displaying their wares, selling items and taking orders for the holidays. UCUMC is located at 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo on the north side of McCulloch Road across from UCF. For more informa tion, please contact Susan Holstein at 407-310-4595. DEC. 11 The Sundew Gardens Intro to Sun dew Gardening Organic Gardening Workshop is Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. for $20. Its our way to show you the garden, how we grow the crops, improve the soil, control the pests and harvest the bounty. In ad dition to walking and talking, we will offer hands-on projects to create an in-depth experience. Our hike to the compost pile and chicken coop brings all the gardening systems into focus. Please RSVP to sundewgardens@ gmail.com to let us know you are in terested in attending. Hope to see you in the garden! U-Pick and U-Pickle W orkshop is Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. starting at $10. Learn the secrets of no-cook, brine pickles: you them as dill pick les, sauerkraut, kimchi and pickled peppers. You will discover there is no better source of daily supplements than found in common vegetables, sea salt and water transformed into pickles. You will be amazed how easy it has become to make traditional brine pickles. This workshop, featur ing Bill Hettig, will start with harvest ing our own fresh vegetables, and lead all the way through to a nished food product: pickles. DEC. 14 The grand opening of Seminole County Music Together hosted by Central Florida Womens Chamber is 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio, 1271 State Road 436, Casselberry. Come join us for busi ness networking, a holiday music cir cle for families, dedication ceremony, light refreshments and our ribboncutting ceremony. ONGOING The Winter Springs Farmers Mar ket is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on State Road 434 and Tuskawil la Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit WinterSpringsFarmers Market.com for more information. The Oviedo Farmers Market is the rst Saturday of every month (Dec. 3, Jan. 7) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. Visit OviedoHS. com for more information. Oviedo Mall and Food Truck Crazy present food truck events on the sec ond Sunday of the month in the park ing lot between Chamberlins and the north entrance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dates include Dec. 11. TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar is Sunday, Dec. 11, at Oviedo Lowes Home Improvement, 1155 Vidina Place, Oviedo. Visit TheDailyCity.com for more information. Orlando Bipolar Support a support group is for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, meets Tuesday eve nings in Casselberry and Thursday evenings in Orlando. Support people are welcome also. Please contact 407-230-1046 or OrlandoBipolar@ gmail.com. The R.E.A.D. Book Club is for kids in fourth through eighth grades who enjoy reading and want to learn the fundamentals of literature. Meetings are weekly and cover one book a month. The club is led by a teacher with 30 years of experience. For more information, contact Cathy McLarnon at 407-342-0483 or sundance31@ bellsouth.net. 145 West SR 46 Geneva, FL. 32732 407-349-2200 Focal Point Landscape Nursery & Gift Shop Garden Center Blow Out Sale!3 DAYS ONL Y! Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th30% Off ALL Trees, Fruit Trees & Plant Material! 20% Off ALL Perennials & Annuals 10% Off ALL Bagged Mulch 20% to 25% Off ALL Pottery Italian Clay, Chinese Glazed and Imported Pebble PotsLocated between the Geneva General Store and Subway Marathon at the corner of CR 426 & SR 46 And, Dont forget Our beautiful Gift Shop! All Christmas Dcor 20% to 30% Off! Patience Brewster Ornaments Hand-Crafted one-of-a-kind ornaments with personality!Monday Friday: 8am 6pm Saturday: 8am 5pm Sunday: 10am 5pmFancy Redneck Wine Glasses Corkcicle Wine Chiller DEC. 5: Meet and greet with Oviedos new city manager

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Page 9 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Feld EntertainmentFELD ENTERTAINMENTJob No.: Engagement City: Media: Insertion Date(s): Ad Size: Section: BL184578 ORLANDO, FL NEWSPAPER AD 5.875 X 10 ENTERTAINMENTRingling.com 184578SAVE $5 on Tickets!+Valid for select performances. Excludes Circus CelebritySM and Front Row seats. Limit of six (6) tickets per order. No double discounts. Not valid the day of show. Presented locally by3 ways to redeem your $5 savings:1. In person at the Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code SAVE 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com and enter code SAVE Meet the stars an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show FREE to all ticket holders!Regular Ticket Prices: Additional fees may apply.*Opening Night offer excludes Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats. Additional fees may apply. No double discounts. Thu. JAN. 12 7:30 PM Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. JAN. 13 7:30 PM+ JAN. 14 11:30 AM+ 3:30 PM 7:30 PM+ JAN. 15 1:00 PM 5:00 PM+ JAN. 16 5:00 PM+ Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: J & B NEW AUTO REPLACEMENT PARTS LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN CALL US TODAY @ 407-568-2131 OR 1-800-432-295217105 E. COLONIAL DR. ORLANDO, FL 32820 Notes Longstaffs service Geof Longstaff, (center) recently com pleted 12 years on the board of the Orlando Sanford International Airport Board, including six as chairman. He was honored recently by board mem bers. Free tuition Lawton Chiles Preparatory School launched a parent volunteer program that will result in free student tuition for the winning parents children next semester. LCPS, an innovative, nonprot private school in Seminole County, will accept applications until Friday, Dec. 9, on the schools web site, www.chilesprep.com/supportlcps. WSPD reaccredited On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Winter Springs Police Department was awarded re-accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies during a cere mony in Colorado Springs. The Winter Springs Police Department is the only city municipal agency in Seminole County to achieve this award. JROTC honors veterans The JROTC Cadet Battalion hosted a Veterans Day/ Flag Raising Cer emony on Friday morning, Nov. 11, in the ag-lined Courtyard of Lyman High School. In addition, during the ceremony a tree was planted in the courtyard area in honor of Karl Skip Brooks, a Lyman faculty member who died earlier this school year. Brooks was a veteran of both the Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard. Cadets also placed ribbons on another tree in the courtyard, previously planted in honor of Floyd C. Holley, a graduate of the Lyman Class of 1993. Gunnery Sgt. Holley was killed in action in Afghani stan in 2010. Raiders grad rate high The Seminole State College of Flori da Raiders have exceeded the state averages for graduation and trans fer success rates among studentathletes, according to the 2010-11 Florida College System Activities As sociation Academic Report, which was released recently. The Raiders achieved a graduation rate of 87 per cent, well above the state rate of 67 percent. The student-athletes also recorded a 96 percent transfer suc cess rate, compared with 71 percent for the state. Nurses 97 percent pass rate Graduates of the Nursing Program at Seminole State College of Florida once again exceeded state and na tional averages on their licensure ex ams, according to the Florida Board of Nursing. Seminole State graduates achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam ination, one of the highest pass rates in the state and the highest among Central Florida nursing programs. Holcombs nursing degree Randi Lynn Holcomb, a resident of Casselberry, has earned an associ ates degree in science in nursing from Excelsior College. Minutes returns Eight months after a heartrending story about homeless families liv ing in economy motels, Scott Pel ley brought 60 Minutes cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness: kids and their parents living in cars. Pelleys report was broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 27. Pelleys re port last March helped spark more than $4 million in donations for the homeless in Central Florida. View the latest segment here: tinyurl. com/60minutesseminole Donations needed Christmas in the City, a day the com munity unites to provide the spirit of Christmas to families in need, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church of Oviedo, 45 W. Broadway Ave. Donate new unwrapped toys, socks and under wear, gift cards to Target, Walmart or grocery stores, school supplies and jeans. Several volunteers are needed to help with shepherding/family guides, wrapping gifts, sorting toys and clothes, set up and clean up. Your business or church can also help in sponsoring the event. Visit www.hopehelps.org to sign up. Families in need must pre-regis ter at HOPE, 149 E. Broadway Ave., Oviedo, on Saturday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Decorating Leus house Interior design students from Seminole State College of Florida have once again used their creativity to transform the Leu House Museum into Leus Holiday House. Were using purple, a color we havent used before, in Mrs. Leus bedroom, and vintage clothing featuring cheetah prints as an inspiration for Mr. Leus bedroom, says Seminole State student Beth Ciullo. The holiday display runs through Thursday, Jan. 5, at the museum, which is at 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Visit www.leugardens.org R&B gives back Brenda and Rick Brown, owners of Rhythm & Blues Entertain ment and partners in a Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. franchise, do nated more than $60,000 to 113 nonprot organizations so far during 2010-11. Nearly $37,000 of the grand total di rectly beneted schools in Or ange and Seminole counties.

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Page 10 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Judy Fraden spent much of last Wednesday afternoon driving around Altamonte Springs. She had four gift bags deco rated with brightly colored tissue paper and six neatly packaged containers of food on her back seat, and she was following the directions written on a piece of four destinations. Her long burnt orange and wind as she walked up, bags in hand, to Unit 183. She had been to Rosh Hashanah in September, but still waited anxiously for 89-yearold Joe Zollman to answer the door. She was greeted with a smile and a warm embrace. Fraden was just one of the vol unteers for Jewish Family Servic es who delivered Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors of all faiths on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and because of their outreach, dozens of seniors such as Zollman, who cannot leave their house, have something to look forward to during the holiday season. For Zollman and his wife of 63 wheelchair, the meals are lifesav ing. Joe does the majority of the cooking, their caretaker, Rox little break. The Zollmans have been get ting their holiday meals through JFS for four years now, and for the two Holocaust survivors who often think back to the day they no English, recognizing and cel ebrating the holidays each year is a great reminder of how far they have come. The Jewish community does an outstanding job, and it is re ally remarkable what they do, Joe Zollman said. I am forever grateful. Every year there are so many organizations such as JFS that offer outreach to homebound seniors, some of whom live alone and re ally look forward to the company, even if it is just for a moment. Seniors First, an organization with a mission to keep seniors independent, also offers meals to seniors during the holiday season. The 45-year-old organization, best known for its Meals on Wheels program, delivers 900-1,000 meals every day. 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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com SENIOR VOICE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! Growing older but never alone Local organizations make sure seniors get what they need throughout the holiday season Other organizations and outreach services for this holiday season include: Jewish Family Services, on Lee Road in Winter Park, will also be delivering meals for Thanksgiving and Passover. Call 407-644-7593 or visit jfsorlando. org Seniors First Fill a Wallet for a Senior is a donation drive that asks for a wallet with $10 cash or a $10 supermarket gift card that can be given to a senior who cannot afford gifts or food this holiday season. Visit seniorsrstinc. org or call 407-292-0177. The Jewish Pavilion of Central Florida is offering a series of Hanukkah parties for residents of all faiths in Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, South Orlando and downtown. Visit jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. The party schedule includes: Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Maitland: Friday, Dec. 9, noon at Grand Villa. Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at Horizon Bay Boston Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Life Care Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at Eastbrooke Gardens Friday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Oviedo, Winter Springs and Winter Park: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at Winter Park Care and Rehab Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Arden Courts Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. at Emeritus of Oviedo Friday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at The Mayower Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at Regents Park and the Westchester Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford: Friday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at Village on the Green Hanukkah Friday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at Heritage at Lake Forrest Hanukkah Dinner Friday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. at Island Lake Hanukkah Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Chambrel Hanukah Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Lake Mary Rehab Wednesday, Dec. 21, noon at Oakmonte Village Hanukkah Lunch MEISHA PERRIN The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Joe and Greta Zollman received their Thanksgiving meal from Jewish Family Ser vices volunteer Judy Fraden, back center. Back right is caretaker Roxanne Eng. Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. V isit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 11 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice Medicare has added another preventive service to our ben our health care provider to look at ways to prevent cardiovas cular disease, such as coronary heart disease and stroke. This additional consultation can in clude exploring changes to diet, screening for hypertension and more. Until now, the covered service was a blood test every The list of Medicare preven these as our doctors think we need. Here is a sample of what Can include a colonoscopy ev ery 24 to 120 months, depend ing on your level of risk for colon cancer. A blood test can be ordered every 12 months. Tests for the risk of osteopo rosis, and can be done every 24 months, or more often if indicated. Vaccine covers pneumococ cal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis and otitis media, and generally only needs to be given once, although some at risk might need a booster shot. with a risk due to diabetes, a family history or other indica tions, this test can be a sight saver. yearly breast cancer screening if the doctor accepts the assign ment. Both the exam and a Prostate suggested once a year for men age 50 and older. To see the rest of the pre ventive services, go to the Your Health, then Preven printable chart you can take to your doctor to ask whether the assessments and screenings are right for you. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com 2011 King Features Synd. Inc. DEC. 5 Daydream about the world beyond Orlando at an international travel celebration with complimentary breakfast on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Parkway. Attendees will hear from travel ex perts and fellow travelers about 2012 industry trends, top destinations and more. RSVP to Priscilla OReilly by Thursday, Dec. 1, at 617-346-6841 or poreilly@oattravel.com. For more information visit GCT.com DEC. 15 Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., is Thursday, Dec.15, at 12:10 p.m. and is also on A medical look at depression: how to talk about it and ways to combat it. RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-8367446. Orange County Commission On Aging Newsletter, December 2011 V irtual Dementia T our Youre in vited to participate in this hands-on experiential training program offered in two locations: Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Arden Courts, 1057 Willa Springs Drive, or Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at The Center for Memory Disorders, 3901 E. Colonial Drive. For information, call 407-447-5971. Community Partnerships Commit tee Local organizations serving Central Florida elders are invited to join the Commission on Agings Com munity Partnerships Committee. The next bimonthly meeting is Thursday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 a.m., 2100 E. Michi gan St. For information, call 407-8366563. Florida Elder Crime T raining The Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute is hosting several training opportunities in Central Florida in early 2012. Visit FCPTI.com for info. Classes include crimes against the el derly, aging issues: a comprehensive approach and law enforcements role in elder crimes. Other News AARP Driver Safetys free online webinar on Family Conversa tions with O lder D rivers: We Need to T alk is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. To register visit http://tiny.cc/d3e8m DOEA and FDLE Mark the third an niversary of Silver Alert Since beginning in October 2008, there have been 377 Silver Alerts is sued in Florida, with 367 seniors located safely and 51 of those re coveries attributed directly to the Silver Alert program. Read more at http://tiny.cc/7ln45. The nations 90-plus population nearly tripled over the past three decades and now totals 1.9 mil lion. See the full U.S. Census re port at http://tiny.cc/45sxr The Brain Fitness Club has teamed up with Rollins College students to offer a weekly photog raphy class to people with early memory loss. For more informa tion about the Brain Fitness Club, contact Peggy Bargmann at 407927-4380 or email BrainFitness@ cfl.rr.com. Updated FDEA website! The Florida Department of Elder Affairs website has recently been updated. Visit ElderAffairs.State.FL.US/ for programs, services, publications, reports, resources and more. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Medicare Annual Enrollment ends on December 7thThe Annual Enrollment Period for 2012 began on October 15th and ends on December 7th of 2011. This is the time when eligible Medicare Beneciaries can join a Medicare Advantage Plan. Coverage from the plan you join will begin on January 1, 2012. Enrollment opportunities for all parts of Medicare are limited and late enrollment is either prohibited or penalized. The Medicare program is administered and regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Med icaid Services (CMS). There are four different components to Medicare: Part A Hospital Insurance Covers things like inpatient care, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care. Part B Medical Insurance Covers doctors visits, outpatient services and some preven tive services Original Medicare consists of only these two components. Note that Part B has a monthly premium which is deducted from the Medicare beneciarys monthly Social Security check. Most people will pay the standard premium ($96.40 in 2011; it may increase in 2012), but those with higher incomes (over $85,000 for singles; over $170,000 for married couples) will pay higher premiums. Also, both Part A and Part B have other expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. As a rule, Medicare Supplement Plans (also known as Medi-Gap Plans), which are available through numerous insurance carriers at a substantial monthly premium, will cover those gaps. Part C Medicare Advantage These plans, available from numerous insurance carriers, include both Parts A and B and usually Part D coverage as well. Many plans will offer additional benets, such as vision, dental, hearing and wellness programs. Some plans will even rebate up to $96.40 of the Part B premium that Medicare deducts from your monthly Social Security benet check. Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. You dont automatically get this coverage when you become eligible for Medicare; you need either to join a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or pay a premium to add a prescription drug plan to your Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement coverage. HOW TO JOIN Review the CMS handbook, Medicare and You. If you have internet access, you can go to www.medicare.gov and nd additional information on Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Medicare Supplement Plans available in your area and the ratings of said plans. Decide whether you want to pay premiums (for a Medicare Supplement Plan and/ or a Prescription Drug Plan) or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Important Annual Enrollment ends on December 7th. There are other times you might be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan, too. For in stance, if you are turning 65, are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, move into/out of the Medicare Advantage Plans service area, receive extra help with prescription drug plan costs, or lose retiree health care coverage through your employer or union you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.Bob Adams is President of A Safeharbor, LLC. He may be contacted at A SafeHarbor, LLC, PO Box 3167, Winter Park, FL.,32790, telephone 407/644-6646 or e-mail BobAdams@ASafeHarbor.com Oviedo Antique MallOpening December 1stNew 5,000 square foot antique & collectibles mall in downtown Oviedo.Primitives, furniture, jewelry, lp albums, collectibles, coins & moreOpen 7 Days! Limited Dealer Space AvailableKay Halley & other Halleys Antiques dealers are now located at Oviedo Antique Mall Dec. 1-8 watch batteries installed $2.00+tax each Senior Community Bulletin Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Medicare health checks catch problems early

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Page 14 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice ATHLETIC S THIS WEEK in sports history Dec. 14, 1909 Workers place the last of the 3.2 million 10-pound bricks that pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Since then, all but a 1-yard-wide strip at the start-finish line has been bur ied under asphalt. Kissing those bricks after a successful race remains a tradition among Indy drivers. Knights get big wins The UCF Knights did something last week game. entire month of November, winning a game ingly with a 31-14 smashing that was domi nated by UCF from the outset. For the Knights, whose postseason hopes ended the previous week against East Car promising freshmen with another year un der their belt to hopefully sort some teeth Basketball time establishing itself as a dominant force so far this season, with an exhibition win Nov. 5 followed by a 4-2 regular season start against tough competition from around the nation. And the Knights may already have a high point to their early season, shocking No. 4 Connecticut 68-63 on Nov. 25 at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. The Hus have since descended to No. 8 in the Asso ciated Press poll. Helping the Knights to that comeback win was a leading duo of forward Keith Clanton and guard Marcus Jordan, who each scored 20 points, with Jordan picking up seven assists and seven rebounds. Be coming more of a presence after last season, well, with 10 points against UConn. The Knights announced captain A.J. Rompza will be able to return as early as of the UCF Holiday Classic. ginning of a four-game homestand starting against Hartford at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. As of Tuesday the Hawks were 0-6 on the season preparing to host Yale. PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE UCF forward K eith Clanton has led in scoring during the Knights 4-2 start to the season. ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice The Oviedo Lions are already making a statement on the basketball court this sea week on the court. And the games will come fast and furious in the next week, as the Lions face three big opponents in just three opponents of the season, blowing away Agape Christian 81-49 on Monday, Nov. 21, then beating Celebration 60-47 the next day. But a tight game that went to they can perform in the clutch. Sharpshooter Matt Milon nailed 63 per cent of his shots on the night for 14 points, including the decisive shot that put the Li ons ahead 53-51 before time expired. offensively with 23 points in the game, the low-scoring affair was dominated by de fense. The scrappy Lions grabbed 13 steals in the game, at one point controlling the ball so well that they held the Greyhounds down. Last season the two met twice, with Hagerty prevailing both times by a total After that grudge match the Lions will Hagerty The Huskies made it into the regional play offs last season on the backs of a strong starting lineup, almost all of which has paved the way to a strong start, with a big 66-33 win against Spruce Creek proving the Wednesday, Dec. 7. Winter Springs Three straight losses after a narrow win have made for a tough introduction to the season for the Bears. Winter Springs fell to Lyman, Lake Brantley and East River in the past week, after struggling to score more than 50 points per game. start on Friday, Dec. 2, then return home against Lyman. Football short-lived one, as they were edged in the on Friday, Nov. 18. That narrow loss ended the postseason hopes for the district cham pions. Lions roar on the court ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 15 Dec. 2 Dec. 15, 2011 Seminole Voice VOICE S Young Voices We would love to hear your from Young Call 407-563-7026 or e-mail editor@observernewspapers.com to have The Voice visit your class or group. Voices! THIS WEEK in political history Dec. 16, 1773 In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists, some disguised as Mohawk Indians, board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in protest of the British Parliaments Tea Act of 1773. The value of the tea was more than $700,000 in todays currency. We asked kids at the Winter Springs Town Center what activities they enjoy doing outside. I like to ride my black and silver scooter in my drive way. I got it for my ninth birthday. Good balance is important with a scooter. I kind of like running too. Kendra B. 10 years old I like to play sports outside, like soccer, tennis and basket ball. Soccer is my favorite because you defend your goal and score goals. Its good exercise for your legs and to meet new friends. Molly T 8 years old I like to play basket ball with my friends. Im in seventh grade at Jackson Heights Middle School. I also ride my scooter around my neighbor hood. Its gray with black handles. Michael S. 13 years old I like to run around outside. My family rides bikes. My bike is purple and aqua blue. I always wear a helmet because it is safer. My scooter is pink and white and has Hello Kitty on it. Zoe P. 5 years old I like playing outside with our dog, Shadow. I also play softball, and my favorite position is shortstop. When they try to steal from first to second base I can get them out. Natalie F. 9 years old I am a Seminole County resi dent and an internal medicine physician. I am also mother to three active kids, one who plays tackle football on AAU league in Sanford. This past Saturday we were having an end-of-year barbecue for the football team. It was a picture perfect day, until something unbelievable happened. My husband and I were the the past four years. During games we treated cuts, bruises, broken bones and dehydration. This particular day I attended the party without my husband and my oldest son. I was in line to get a hamburger when I heard "Denise, we need you." Thinking it was a scraped knee or such, I said, "Sure, be right there." In the background, a crowd of partygoers screamed that a dad from the team had fallen down and was having a seizure. I dropped my plate, left my daughter and started running to the basketball court. The entrance was blocked by people. I put my hands on someone's chest and pushed them hard out of my way, as I yelled, "You, call 911!" My friend was on his side under the basket, not moving. And I was afraid it was more than a seizure. I rolled him to his back and stared at his blue face, foaming mouth and eyes that were rolled back in his head. His wife was 2-3 feet away, screaming and crying. There was a ring of adults standing nearby. I believe they and calling 911. The only thing I saw from then on was my cyanotic friend. I remembered to my circulation. I lifted his neck, supported his head, and blew into his mouth. The sound that came out was a death rattle. I was frightened, but I had to keep giving him oxygen, I did this over and over. Finally, I saw some color coming back, hoped. Still, there was no sign of his pulse returning, and no movement of his face. Then, just as I was about to leave his mouth to check his pulse and start chest compres sions, I heard a voice behind me, "I know CPR. How can I help?" There is a God, I said to myself. I was back in doctor mode and gave out orders, Go on that side and get me a pulse. No pulse! she exclaimed, and correctly told me she was ready to do chest compressions whenever I gave the order. Suddenly, there were my looking at me! Next, there was face! No chest compressions! I yelled with relief. CPR saves lives. Learn it, you never know when you may need it. Stories like this do not always have happy end ings, not without CPR training. You never know when your friend may need it. Visit RedCross.org or Heart. and CPR classes. Dr. Denise Panuccio practices in Altamonte Springs. Call 407-8698747. With all of the holidays around us it is easy to get sidetracked from your job search. It is also easy to get depressed and frustrated. I have heard of job searching these days being compared to playing the lottery. You send out your resume, hoping you have a chance to hear back. distraction. Many people plan to look for new jobs in the New Year, which may open a position for you. Continue to fol low a job search plan, research compa nies, attend open houses, attend job fairs, network, apply for openings you see, and follow up as you are able. One lady I have been working with had two interviews last week, and she came away so positive. Take those opportunities to celebrate. Even if you There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at this time of the year. This is a great way to get your mind off things, keep your skills fresh and meet new people. Who knows, maybe your volun teer job could lead into a full-time job. If you need food assistance or other help during the holidays, there are many churches and agencies that step up their giving at this time. Look at your local papers, watch the news and call around to see who is offering what. Most of all, be thankful for what you do have. It can be hard, but thinking positive is always better than the alterna tive. EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Please send questions about employment by fax 407-260-2949 sandi@christianhelp.org or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK T O SANDI > V olunteer to bolster skills Hunger, homelessness and our children The Casselberry community is re sponding aggressively to the needs of Minutes. For the second time this year, aired in March, the Casselberry commu nity was shocked and embarrassed that there were children in our neighborhoods who were going to bed hungry and grow ing up homeless. The problem was, and still remains, overwhelming, but we have decided to work together and see what kind of a difference we can make! local churches and community members had begun meeting the immediate, shortterm needs of the students at Casselberry Elementary, our local school. Shortterm needs were initially met through providing food and clothing as well as the school and a summer program that ensured that no child in the city of Cas selberry went hungry during the long summer months. As the short-term needs were ad dressed, we began working on a longterm solution to the issues of hunger and homelessness. This includes mentoring programs, fun community activities and helping people move out of a lifestyle of poverty to self-sustainability. One of the has been the placement of a Care Cabin on the property of Casselberry Elementary School. This is a portable cabin stocked with all the resources necessary to care for our community kids. This cabin is run, managed and organized for our commu nity by our community. Dede Schaffner, chairwoman of the Seminole County School Board, said that this method of school-centered care is a model for the nation. There are so many factors involved that put children into poverty, and there are be done to help them out. To help people move into stable circumstances is going to take a continual investment of time, energy, effort and love. Our work has been accomplished through the formation of a community task force, with more than 30 organiza tions uniting together around the cause of ensuring that no child in our city would go hungry or sleep on the streets. We families have to take a step backward be fore they can take one forward. The motto values that have kept us going in a messy and discouraging context. A school-centric model of care has been developed that has made an incredible difference in the lives of our children. This is all possible through a collaborative part nership where the local community serves the needs of students within our school. found, houses have been moved into and faces. The plight of the children in our city brought us together and our community has responded by demonstrating that Cas selberry is a community that cares! For more information please visit our blog, www.CasselberryCommunityTask Force.org or email CasselberryCommuni tyTaskForce@gmail.com Sandi Vidal and Andy Searles Casselberry Community Task Force members Letters to the editor DR. DENISE PANUCCIO Guest Writer Be a lifesaver when others panic

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