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Free! www. Seminole Voice .com Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on? INDEX A buildings legacy UCF steps in The Love Your Shorts Film Festival comes to town Online extra Cheer squad wins Masters Academys first state title Taking it all > 7 Five Seminole women have the time of their lives in NYC Live! action > 6 Calendar > 8 A dozen gourmet food trucks will roll into the Oviedo Mall parking lot for the Truck Crazy event on Sunday, Feb. 19. The event is free, but the food is not. Its held rain or shine. When a coma leaves a mans wife with severe memory loss, he must convince her to fall in love with him again. Opening this week: The Vow Celery Stalks ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 5 Interests .................................................. 6 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 10 Ask Sandi .............................................. 11 Young Voices ......................................... 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 The Seminole County Student Museum is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. they host eld trips, and from 1:30 3 p.m. on those days, they are open to the public. Learn more ALLISON OLCSV A Y The Voice PHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE V OICE The Seminole County Student Museum began life as the Sanford High School in 1902. More than one hundred years later, the building is transforming again. Please see MUSEUM on page 2 New lease on life UCF breathes new life into Student Museum, shelters facility from devastating budget cuts Center raises questions ISAA C BABCOCK The Voice Please see COMMUNITY on page 2

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Page 2 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK in history Feb. 14, 1929 Sir Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist, discovers penicillin. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold, similar to the kind found on bread, had fallen on the culture and had killed many of the bacteria. Published Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 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 22 Issue No. 5 The Seminole Voice is published twice a month 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 Sarah Wilson COLUMNISTS Janet Foley of Oviedo 407-365-6859 celerystalks@att.net INTERN Allison Olcsvay Sandi Vidal of Casselberry sandi@christianhelp.org Tom Carey of Oviedo sundewgardens@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407-376-2434 LStern@observernewspapers. com $100 to $500 OFFAny Servicewith this ad On Call 24 Hours A DayServing Central Florida Since the s Let Us Handle Your Emergency!Call Our Hotline 877-936-8998 www.EmergencyServices24.comServing Floridas Residential & Commercial Community Since 1990 IMMEDIAT E RESPONSE Whats Your Emergency?CBC057844 F lood l Leaks l Mold l F ire l Storm l Smoke l Roong Get the look you deserve ... Contact us at 4079146445 Were 100% mobile Car Wash & Wax $15* Insured Business For a limited time only. Restrictions ap ply due to size and condition of vehicle. Carolyn M. Canada, Broker/President Wanda Perkins, P.A., REALTOR Commercial, Homes & Land, Inc. www.chlre.com CHL MUSEUM | C ONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE COMMUNITY | Impact fees were used to seal the deal on the $430K purchase C ONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE PHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE V OICE Mayor Dominic Persampiere poses in front of the old post ofce building that the city bought.

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Page 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice Tia Meer, compatriot gardener and president of the Simple Living Institute, found a few spare moments to stop by my garden for a chat. Tia, along with her husband, Terry, grow their garden on the shores of the Econlockhatchee River at their Econ Farm east of Or lando. Simple Living Institute sponsoring so many of our Central Florida community gar dening projects. With a mission to create opportunities for sustainability in our communi ty, how can we go wrong with neighbors like these? Like many of us living in Central Florida, Tia has had the roots of her experience trans planted here. When I grew up in Pennsylvania, my grandma was a farmer, she said. Grow ing up as a kid on grandmas farm, Id pull up carrots and dig up potatoes treasure hunting for food raid the raspberry patch and pick strawberries, climb the cherry tree. Ive always had a love for being outside with nature, watching things grow. Thats a connection a lot of people have lost growing up in condos and apartments or suburban houses. The productivity of Tias garden is worthy of any gar deners envy. Our Econ Farm is mainly a self-sustainable project where most of the stuff we grow is for me and Terry to eat or share with family and friends, she said. We eat out of the garden every day. Were harvesting lots of carrots and cabbage and greens right now. The tomatoes in pots never different salad every day for dinner. Us gardeners are a creative lot, always looking for new projects. Im trying to inte grate more permaculture into my annual bio-intensive vege table garden, she said. Ill do that with sweet potatoes along the fence line of my vegetable garden. Other perennials Ive planted along the fence line are garlic chives and pineapples. Im planning a native plant restoration on top of my septic tank mound. Ill plant all native grasses, like wooly grass and purple love grass. And we have a little bat house, but I want a bat mansion to collect the bat guano. Think gardening is a relaxed way of life? Not for Tia! My life is very complicated from all the different hats I wear, she said. Im a volunteer with Simple Living and Im the president. With my own business I do garden consult ing. Im getting known as the community garden expert for a lot of the projects at churches and schools. One of the other projects Im most excited about is the Winter Park urban farm. When I asked Tia for some quick tips, she responded with the elegance of simplic ity, Compost is the answer to everything! Emergency Services 24Whats Your Emergency???2012 has started with a bang for local Orlando based Emergency Services 24 (ES24). With expansion into South Florida and the Tampa region ES24 has been steadily assisting property owners in their time of need after suffering unexpected water damage or re damages to their buildings. This is the season for building res but with the mild weather there has been a drop in house or commercial building res. The cold weather usually creates more hazards to buildings as replaces, space heaters and other electric overloads create the potential for unexpected res. We have been running around the clock eld supervisor Brian Honea states. The water losses to homes have been steady enough to keep all of trucks servicing properties 24/7. We can be at any property within 30 minutes in the metro area with crews to extract water, keep properties from further damage and get owners back to normal as quickly as possible. ES24 has ofces in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Tampa and is expanding into Naples/Fort Meyers and Jacksonville this year. ES24 also services the Atlanta metro area with ofces in Atlanta, Athens and Macon along with Birmingham Alabama. ES24 specializes in building loss recovery and stabilization due to any catastrophic event that can happen. Pipe Breaks, Floods, Fires or natural disasters never stop. Our new motto of Whats Your Emergency says it all. We will handle any building crisis, quickly, professionally and get any property back to normal as efciently as possible.Contact our 24 hour emergency number 877-936-8998 and visit our website today, http://www.waterdamage24.com FEATURING THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AND BACH SCHOLAR DR. CHRISTOPH WOLFF JOHN V. SINCLAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR WED LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 77TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS CAREY > Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yours CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks A visit with Tia Meer The productivity of Tias garden is worthy of any gardeners envy. Did you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday, Feb. 4? The market was packed with some 28 vendors and the Oviedo Historical Societys Historic Marker dedication was a very well-attended event. Both the Oviedo Rotary and Oviedo Wom ans Club were in attendance. Each group donated $1,000 toward the marker. The City Council and other Seminole County representatives were also present and all had a very good time. Do drop by the marker. Now we (the community) have another piece of history to display. Enroll in art classes Yet another piece of history: The Artistic Hand Gallery and Studio enters into its 22nd year of giving to the community. Sorry to say that teen and adult classes have already started on Feb. 6, but late enroll ment is still available. Now please mark your calendar for the week of Feb. 27, when childrens classes in painting and drawing, throwing on the potters wheel, claying hand building and sculpture start. The gallery, which displays the work of 100 local artists, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. Glass blowing is also available as a one-day session. Please call Del at 407-366-7882 for more information. Food truck event Sunday, Feb. 12, to the Oviedo Mall in the parking lot between Cham berlins and the North Entrance. Its free. The trucks will be there come rain or shine from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Its a family event featuring gourmet food trucks. Visit www. myoviedomall.com Pick some berries Like picking your own strawber ries? Pappys Patch is open on Florida Road in the Black Ham mock. Please call 407-366-8512 for directions and days and times. Walking tour The Oviedo Preservation Project is calling all to attend its great Historic Oviedo Walking Tour and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 263 King St. in Oviedo. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Marker unveiled Please see CELERY on page 5

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Page 5 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice With malice toward none, with charity for President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was long, lanky and largely self-educated. He was a young man who loved to read and disliked kill ing animals for food or sport. His mother died when he was nine and his family who was from modest means moved about from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois. As a store clerk, surveyor, log-splitter and lawyer his common roots and tender heart enabled Lincoln to understand instinctive ly what his country needed before, during and after the American Civil War. He had no need of national polls, media advisors or Super PACs to set his course. His words were plain and eloquent, common and su premely unique, and his wisdom reached above the political fray. Sadly in 2012 his birthday will pass largely unnoticed. But we can learn much from our 16th president if only to read the Gettysburg Address that took him just more than two minutes to deliver, or his very short Second Inaugural Address given only a few weeks before his death. Lincoln's ability to embrace the two bleed ing halves of his country and set a positive path forward for all was not concocted as a brilliant political ploy, but rather a covenant to a higher calling. If it's been a few decades since you've visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washing ton D.C., make a point to visit with your kids or your grand-kids. The majesty and as you stand within its cool columns at the feet of his statue. There is no admission, just your journey up its steps. It's breath taking at sunrise, midday and beyond majestic at night. Geneva Bus Tour turns 12 Thanks to all who planned and partici pated in the 12th Annual Geneva His torical Bus Tour that carried enthusiasts from one end of Geneva to the other for a jam-packed two hour history lesson. The cadence of Mal Martin's Alabama accent shared anecdotes, newspaper snippets and local history as we imagined steamboats, tent-covered hills, wagon trails, soldiers, railways and entrepreneurs of sawmills, bottling, turpentine and mercantile. We began to see Geneva's future by appreciat Beyond saving our school It is too soon to know for certain whether Geneva Elementary or any other school will be closed this year. But what has been on how county taxpayer money is being spent. One key maxim in business is to Inspect what you expect. It was surely like peeling back an onion as our laptop moms and PTA leaders started asking questions and under every rock a new discovery yielded more unanswered ques tions. What a great example they present to their children, and hopefully what a positive legacy they present to future This battle belongs to all of us who pay taxes. We must challenge and hold all our government entities accountable. Let's not let our apathy allow our leaders to grow more complacent and continue without accountability. Amy Lockhart seeking school board ballot sociation meeting this past Monday, you missed a great mini farmers market. You also missed meeting Amy Lockhart ,who is gathering signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot for District 4 for the Seminole County School Board. Amy has served as executive assistant to Commis sioner Brenda Carey for the last several years and hopes to bring her extensive experience and innovative ideas to the Seminole County School Board. Methodist Church showcases Geneva talent Come join the Second Annual Talent Show & Pancake Supper at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.,at the First United Methodist Church. Contact Sharry Daugherty at 407349-9297 or email genevafumc@att.net for more information and to participate in the show. and walking tours of the historic down town area will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event is free. Do come enjoy a great way to spend the morning and learn about Oviedo History. Questions? call 407-365-1433 or email www.OviedoTradi tions.org Janice Boston February is Black History Month and in honor of the month, our guest speaker for the Oviedo Historical Societys general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, will be Jan ice Boston, a member of the longtime Bos ton family. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building on Central Avenue. Tasting Luncheon Looking ahead, the Annual Oviedo Womans Club Tasting Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednes day, March 14, at the clubhouse located at 414 King St. in Oviedo (located between the high school and Methodist church). You might want to purchase your tickets for $7 now before they are gone. You may purchase tickets from any club member, or call the clubhouse at 407-365-9420, ext. 3. Some tickets will be sold at the door and the womans club will be selling their Tasting Luncheon Cookbook that day. Happy Valentines Day to all. A thought Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Wisdom of the Sands about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comS T OP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerys talks@att.net TALK T O JANET > CELERY | Take a walk C ONTINUED FROM P AGE 4 Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-2217002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-3492800 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 > Abe Lincoln could teach todays pols a thing or two

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Page 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice INTERESTS Decked out in coordinated black and pink from Orlando International to John F. Ken nedy Airport last week. pagne toast later, the girls were greeted in the Kardashian Suite of the Gansevoort Park Hotel with giggles, screams, cheers and more champagne, by the woman who was responsible for getting them there: Kelly Ripa. Is this for real? Ungaro asked no one in particular and everyone at the same time. Ripa reached over and pinched her, as if to say Yes. She wasnt dreaming. Weeks earlier Ungaro, of Chuluota, had written a letter to Ripa as an entry in her Girls Night Out: New York edition com petition as to why she and her four best friends or the A-Team or Angel Team as she calls them deserved a girls week in New York with Kelly. Just eight months ago, in June 2011, Ungaro, 37, was diagnosed with stage four, triple negative breast cancer. In those months the cancer spread rapidly to her hips, thighs, lower back, bones and liver. Through the support of her family, friends, community and A-Team composed of ter Springs, Kim Kalinowski of Casselberry, and Kristen Denny of Oviedo Ungaro continue through treatment. But she says she wasnt writing Kelly as a sob story for herself, but instead as a story of hope and of thankfulness for her A-Team for sticking with her through all the highs and lows since her diagnosis. I can say that since June with everyone always around and supporting me, its felt like my birthday every day, she said. I wanted the girls, even for just a few days, to be able to see what that kind of support feels like. Going Live! embellished Fight Like a Girl T-shirts, with A-Team embellished on the backs, the girls were ready to take on New York. From a day at the spa with manicure, massages and cosmopolitans, and a spin ning workout class with Kelly, to a day of pranks pulled on them by TV host Howie Mandel, and clubbing and karaoke with Twilight star Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cul It was like having a fake life for a week, will ever forget, Ungaro added. In addition to coming back with a weeks THIS WEEK in human history Feb. 17, 1966 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys rolls tape on the first take of Good Vibrations. Six months, four studios and $50,000 later, he finally completed his 3 minute, 39 second symphony, pieced together from more than 90 hours of tape recorded during literally hundreds of sessions. 5900 Oleander Dr., Orlando, FL 32807Thursday, Feb. 16th5 p.m. 11 p.m.$15 all you can rideFriday, Feb. 17th5 p.m. 11 p.m.Good Shepherd School Pride Night$15 all you can ride Saturday, Feb. 18th12 p.m. 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19th12 p.m. 6 p.m. 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! Locals girls go Live! Five Seminole County friends get to meet Kelly Ripa, other celebs, as they take on New York City in style SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Chuluota resident Robyn Ungaro, center, poses with her A-team Christie Muzzone and Janet Miller of Winter Springs, Kim Kalinowski of Casselberry, and Kristen Denny of Oviedo. Please see LIVE on page 9 To see clips of the girls time in NYC hanging with Kelly Ripa, visit dadt.com/live. Learn more

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Page 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice Family Calendar An Oviedo school has reason athletic championship ever. The Masters Academys competitive cheerleading team brought home the gold on Feb. 3 from the FH SAA state championships in Kis simmee after tumbling their way through two minutes and 30 sec and cheering. And in just that short time, they bested the rest of the state in the Class 1A Medium Varsity Competitive Cheer class to be the set forth by Head Coach Missy Mandato that played out over one short season. It sounds like the plot of a Hol lywood movie. The Masters Acad emy, a private Christian school in Oviedo, only has 900 students. Of that small student body, only 270 are high school-aged. Picking the best 20 from that tiny group, Man dato molded a state-beating squad on only a few months on the mat. They were an odd bunch, led by a few older girls, but with the majority of the team much young er than the average squad. We had strong upper class men set the tone; the heart of the team came from the 'super sopho mores,' and the team could not efforts of two 13-year-old team mates, Mandato said. It was a dies. Mandato hinted at pressure points during the season that were pivotal in the development of the team. Tribulation was part of the equation for the squad. In addi tion to losing two seniors on the competitive squad, others faced season-ending injuries, and new members arrived with limited exposure to tumbling. Then Man datos own daughter faced an un expected health scare mid-season. to return to the team and see ing the support of this fabulous school and her teammates during a scary time, I just knew that God was doing something special this year, Mandato said. Sweet reward But even a bigger surprise was what came next. Days later, two white limousines were waiting for them. It was party time. honor those who accomplish great things, school Superin tendent Bill Harris said. Thats something we needed to do and wanted to do. He knew the story as well as their head coach. Over the course of the year they went from being the new girls on the block to a state cham pionship, Harris said. It was a struggle to a peak and they just did a fantastic job. When the doors closed on the limousines, they sped off to a lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. state championship rings ting tribute to a team thats done something no Masters team has done before, Harris said. They were thrilled, he said. Its just great to honor the girls for a great accomplishment. Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! 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) Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: Enjoy Dinner & Movie night at the Geneva Bijou Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rural Heri tage Center, 101 E. Main, Geneva. Tickets are a $5 donation per per son, $3 donation for kids younger than 16. Contact GenevaHGS@ aol.com The Luv 2 Run 5K beneting the Girl Scouts of Citrus begins 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Oviedo Mall. Registration is $25 through Feb. 11 and $30 on the day of the race (cash or check only). Youth ages 17 and younger are $15 through Feb. 11, $30 day of race. Sign-up at www.race timesports.com/luv-2-run-5k/ The last opportunity to hear Super intendent Bill Vogel as he presents the state of the public school system address is Thursday, Feb. 16, at Seminole High School, 6 p.m. in the Media Center. St. Lukes Lutheran School is hosting an open house at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17. If you cannot at tend contact Sherry Abell, School Admissions Director, for a per sonalized tour of campus, at 407365-3228 or sabell@stlukesoviedo.org Winter Springs Babe Ruth Open ing Day is Saturday, Feb. 18, at Central Winds Park from 11 a.m. to noon. Come for a free evening of oldtime music at the Geneva Jam Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Geneva Community Center. This is toetapping acoustic music from bluegrass, old country to gospel for you to enjoy. The music starts around 6:30 p.m. The First United Methodist Church Geneva is having their Second Annual Talent Show & Pancake Supper Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Contact 407-349-9297 or genevafumc@att.net to partici pate. The Spotlight Theatre is having childrens auditions for their next performance Alice, the Musical at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St., Geneva on Saturday, Feb. 18. It is a wonderfully retold story in song, dance and drama. Auditions for ages 5 -18 run from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 407-416-5239. Oviedo Mall announces a live but tery experience to support Chil drens Miracle Network Hospitals now through Feb. 19. Admission is $2 for all ages. Call 248-8850447 or visit butteriesinthesky. com for details. Follow That RabbitThe Won derland Story: Come and join Al ice at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs. Performance dates are Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at door. Call 407-320-4350. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Cheer squad captures rst state title LA URA DEERY AND ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MASTERS ACADEMY Masters Academys cheer squad won the Class 1A Medium Varsity Competitive Cheer class to become the schools rst sports team to capture a state title.

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Page 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice valentine concert in Central Park Presented by:An Afternoon of Music and Romance with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead in Downtown Winter Park SPECIAL THANKS TO: V a e n i n s a y a l n d r FEB. 10 The Love Y our Shorts Film Festival runs Feb. 1012 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. Visit LoveYourShorts.com Dr. Chatterley of Bright Smiles Dental is giving free emergency dental treatment on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in his ofce located at 1012 State Road 436, Casselberry. Visit tinyurl.com/cas selberrydentist FEB. 11 Seminole County Animal Services will celebrate the Fourth Annual Florida Week for the Animals with a Meet Y our Purr-fect Match adoption event on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SCAS shelter, 232 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Call 407665-5208, or visit www.seminolecountyadoptions. petnder.com The Woof Gang Bakery & Groomings Lake Mary location opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1210 S. International Pkwy., Suite 118. Call 407-8787884. FEB. 12 On Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 p.m. the Seminole Audubon Society program will be on Organic Gar dening with Tia Meers at the Seminole County Library at 150 N. Palmetto Ave., Sanford. Its free. RSVP at 407-977-4389. The grand opening of the Safe Water Swim School will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Casselberry at the new indoor pool, 180 Lyman Road, Suite 100. Call 407-466-8128 or email m.nutter@infantswim.com FEB. 13 The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Crossing guards recognized The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) named the Seminole County Sheriffs Ofces School Crossing Guard Program the 2011 Pro gram of the Year. The program has 131 guards at 35 elementary schools and 12 middle schools. Adams running Florida Rep. Sandy Adams has declared her candidacy for the new District 7, based in Semi nole County and including parts of Orange and Volusia Counties. Visit www.sandyadams.com Student honors Katherine Wartella of Winter Springs, FL was named to Tufts Universitys Deans List for the Fall 2011 semester. Crochet for a cause Angel Snugs needs volunteers and donations. Snugs are knitted and crocheted scarves and beanies, donated to children with cancer. Please contact Angi Farrugia at angi@angelsnugs.org HOPE volunteers needed Volunteers sort donations, price goods, stock the store and pantry, assist customers in the store and food pantry and work Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2-3 hours at a time. Contact Karol at volunteer@hopehelps. org Medical practices recognized National Committee for Quality Assurance des ignated Family Physicians of Oviedo and Family Physicians of Casselberry Level 3 recognized practices, the highest level. New associate Cheryl Reiff joined RE/MAX Town & Country Re alty in Winter Springs as real estate associate. FEB. 10 The Planetarium at Seminole State College presents Heavenly Love at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11, and again at 7 p.m. on Valentines Day, Tues day, Feb. 14. Visit www.seminolestate.edu/ planet or call 407-708-2360. FEB. 11 The Orlando Science Center hosts its Bee My Valentine Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11. Its $25 per parent and child. Visit www.osc.org or call 407514-2112. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Hilton Altamon te Springs will host the All Saints MOPS Sweetheart Ball and Reverse Draw at 6 p.m. Its $150 per couple. Contact 407-8082764 or Bernadette@mcginleylaw.com Singing valentines will be performed by the Orlando chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Order online at orlandobarbershop chorus.com or call 407-831-6498. FEB. 14 The UCF Jazz Chamber Groups Concert takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the UCF Rehearsal Hall. Visit music.cah.ucf.edu/events.php Daddy dance The Father / Daughter dance is Fri day, Feb. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winter Springs Senior Center. Its free. Visit wintersprings.org Swinging time The Valentine Concert featuring Michael Andrew & Swingerhead is 4-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Central Park stage, located at 151 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Admission is free. Call 407-644-8281 or visit ti nyurl.com/valentine-concert Notes Calendar Please see CALEND AR on page 9

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Page 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice Societys February meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Drive. Its free. Call 407-302-7616. FEB. 14 Attend the Seminole County School Board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m., (not 4:30 p.m. due to Val entines Day) at the Educational Sup port Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford. FEB. 17 Meet Theresa Disney and see the debut of her 2012 collection at a re ception on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6-9 p.m. at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art gallery in Sanford, 211 E. 1st St. Its free. FEB. 18 The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Flor ida Native Plant Societys February eld trip is Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area, 5951 S. Sanford Ave. Its free. Call 407-302-7616. St. Lukes Lutheran Church presents Musica Nuova da Paesi Antichi at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. Call 407-365-3408 or visit www.stlukesoviedo.org The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club will host a walk on Saturday, Feb. 18. Participants should register at Lawton Elementary, 151 Graham Ave., Oviedo, from 9 10:30 a.m. Visit www.midoridamilers.org Practice yeast bread making Satur day, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seminole County Extension Ser vices kitchen, 250 W. County Home Road, Sanford. Call 407-665-5560 to register. Each class is $10. Seminole Towne Center will host the WKMG Local 6 Health and Lifestyle Expo on Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon-8 p.m. Its free. Call 407-3232262. The Seminole Audubon Society is planning a eld trip for 9 a.m. Satur day, Feb. 18, to Gemini Springs, 37 Dirksen Dr., DeBary. Its free. RSVP required. Please contact Joy at joy 7audubon@aol.com or Shirley at 407-977-4389. FEB. 19 Food Truck Crazy is Sunday, Feb. 19, from 5-9 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall. The event is free. 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Page 10 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice ATHLET I CS Its playoff time for some local boys basketball teams hoping for a shot at the title after tough regular sea sons. For the Hagerty Huskies (187, 8-4), a strong record could help propel them through the playoffs, ond round performance carrying The same goes for Oviedo (1510, 3-3), Winter Springs (6-19, 1-6) and Lake Howell (8-15, 2-4), who are all hoping for a shot at regional action. For all four of those teams, the night at press time, with Winter Springs facing top-ranked Evans, while Oviedo squared off with Lake Howell in the Class 7A, Dis trict 4 tournament. The winners of those games will hit the court for the championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Lake Howell. In a much more packed Class have to battle through two prelimi day night at press time, with the Huskies playing an overmatched Spruce Creek (13-12, 3-9), whom they had trounced in two regular season games. With a likely win in that game, the Huskies will face the winner of Seminole versus DeLand day. The winner of that game will day. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for updates. The Winter Springs Bears wres tling team has become a broken record of broken records, setting ond straight week of postseason dominance. Just like their performance at the Seminole Athletic Confer ence championships, the Bears trounced their district competi tion en route to a fourth straight district title. In the process they set multiple school records. Those records include most individual championships with place winners with 14, and most team points in any tournament in school history with 267.5. Carrying on from their SAC championships, Taevin Stoney, Patrick Cobb, Eric ONeill, Joe Davila, Brandon Rod and Scott Accomando all won district titles. Johnny Morgan, who had won the SAC championship at 113 pounds, Abrun Nereim repeated his SAC performance with a runner up in districts. Chad Siegmundt, who had been bumped out of the SAC tournament, made a come ond in the tough 132-pound class. Austin Day, who won a SAC title, an Shell repeated at third place at 160 pounds. David Moodie, championship, placed third at 182 fourth at 145 pounds, and Kevin Barahona repeated at fourth place in the 195-pound class. This weekend, the Bears travel to Orange City for the Class 3A Region 1 championship tourna ment running from Feb. 10-11. THIS WEEK in sports history Feb. 21, 1948 The National Association for Stock Car Racing or NASCAR, as it will come to be widely known is officially incorporated. NASCAR racing will go on to become one of Americas most popu lar spectator sports, as well as a multi-billion-dollar industry. Accredited School, ACCSC. FAA Approved A&P School. Additional Certication May Be Required. 2025 Satellite Pointe, Duluth. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Bears win district High school teams in playoffs ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Bears wrestling team enter the postseason with a match against Orange City for the Class 3A Region 1 champtionship trophy. That runs Feb. 10-11.

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Page 11 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice VO I CES 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! As a labor and employment attorney who provides legal advice to employers and corporations, I regularly review anti-dis crimination and anti-harassment policies. I am often surprised when I discover local companies that do not include the pro tected categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in their policies and handbooks. Beyond just avoiding legal costs by maintain ing anti-discrim ination policies, employers are well advised to make sure they have competitive In doing so, many national, as well as purely local, employers project an image of being a warm and fostering place to work for not only their LGBT staff, but also for employees who are not. When employers offer domestic partner ben otherwise obtain health care and related to cover the negative tax consequences caused by discriminatory federal law such as the Defense of Marriage Act; and when they establish employee resource groups, the employers make clear to their work force that they are a welcoming place that respects the well-being of all employees. Such positive imaging for an employer will attract LGBT as well as straight talent, are felt by all. Not only do employers compete for talent, so do cities, counties and regions of the state and country. If a particular geographic area is not known to be wel coming be it to gay people, racial mi norities or the transgendered not only will they lose out on talented members of the workforce, they will also lose out on sought-after employers or companies who may be looking to relocate or build a new work site. Top corporate executives and human resources personnel at a large corporation will indeed judge an area by its protective laws and policies or lack thereof. Those corporate leaders will not as readily relocate to a region where their current employees would not feel comfort discrimination laws and policies matter by helping employers attract the creative class of educated individuals who can nomic engine. In this regard, the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee, and Orange and Volusia counties have done a good job in recent years of passing anti-discrimination and Domestic partner registries also high light how forward-thinking a particular area is, especially when state law, like Floridas, has not yet advanced to a level of full equality for all. To truly advance our region, other local governments need to catch up. Seminole County is a prime example of an area that takes great steps to try to create an environment that is welcoming for businesses, including in the to pass protective laws for their LGBT citi as inclusive, not exclusionary, for all. Other less urban parts of Central such advances. Brevard, Lake and Osceola counties are all in need of economic devel opment. They all have environmental and other natural resources that are a big draw for such development. By catching up in the area of inclusion and equality, they can help promote their areas as ones that are truly attractive for the types of employers, and employee talent, that will make great economic contributions. Employers need to ensure they can attract and retain the best talent possible. Any employers in Central Florida that do are losing out. Likewise, local govern ments and their elected leaders need to make sure they are placing their regions in the best position to attract new and relocating businesses. Simply put, fairness, equality and inclusion are just good business. Jack Lord is a partner at the law rm of Foley & Lardner in Orlando and is a member of the rms Labor & Employment practice. THIS WEEK in political history Feb. 15, 1933 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escapes an assassination attempt. Deranged, unemployed bricklayer Giuseppe Zangara shouted, Too many people starving! and opened fire with six rounds. Zangaras extreme action reflected the anger and frustra tion felt among many Americans during the Great Depression. I learned about Dr. King at Partin Elementary. He led marches and gave a famous speech called, I have a dream in Washington, D.C. He won the Nobel Peace Prize. Cade R. 8 years old Dr. King was a very important man. In VPK I learned how he changed the rules for water fountains, restaurants and school classes. He wanted everyone to love each other. Addison R. 5 years old We learned about Dr. King in school. He was born in 1929 and he died in 1968. He made a speech for black and white people to get along. He wanted all of us to get along. Alex R. 8 years old Dr. King made us free so that black and white people could be together and people werent slaves any more. He helped us get along more so that we would have more friends. Deepika K. 7 years old Dr. King made us equal no matter the color of our skin. He helped the future of our country because back then I couldnt be friends with someone with darker skin. Allison H. 8 years old Heres what kids had to say about Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Oviedo. ple with their job search is that I come from a recruiting background. Fifteen plus years of recruiting and hiring gives me a solid background of the industry that I am able to pass on to job seekers. I recently interviewed Jonathan Ciam pi, President of Preptel.com. His back ground prior to founding the company was working with applicant tracking systems, so he also has industry experi ence. He now concentrates on helping applicant tracking systems. The services at Preptel are for a fee, but there is a free Resumeter, which will help you to see weaknesses in your resume with a 30-day trial period. Preptel has done quite a bit of due diligence and testing of their systems. Jonathan told me that more than 40 per cent of resumes never get seen and that this is an acceptable amount for compa nies since they receive so many resumes. We also talked quite a bit about the way computers read resumes. He said in 2007 the systems switched from a recruit er putting in the keywords they were looking for, to the computers picking up key phrases and looking for rare words that are unique to that job description. Dont just look for key words look for key phrases as well. I would encourage you to give Prep tels 7-day free trial a run. If your resume is not getting you interviews, this may be a great tool to help in the process. The site will also look at your LinkedIn EMPLO YMENT 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 > Identify your weaknesses Redistricting do over Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell hit the nail on the head in calling out the Flor ida Legislature for its terrible redistricting maps. The Republican-led state has carved up our Central Florida area to protect incum bents and make sure none of us will see a competitive election. Minorities are packed into as few districts as possible to ensure the balance of power cannot change in our state. This is how it has always gone in Florida, but it was sup posed to be different this time. Sixty-three percent of us voted for the Fair Districts Amend ment in 2010 to prevent exactly these types of maps from being drawn. The Legislature didnt listen and the Senate Reappor tionment Committee shut out dissenting voices when they were drafting their maps. Other groups have come up with better maps that would be fair to Central Florida and the rest of the state. Hopefully the courts will provide a mea sure of sanity, and will respect what the Fair Districts Amend ment calls for. Our Legislature so far has not. The state Senate and House should go back to the draw ing board and come up with a new plan for both the legisla tive and congressional maps. Because of population growth, we will need a new congres sional seat here. We want a real choice in that race and all others this November. Joan Robinson Sanford Letters to the editor Pass protective laws for all citizens JACK LORD Guest Writer Jack Lord Political leaders in Seminole County need to pass protective laws for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

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Free! www.SeminoleVoice.com Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on?INDEX A buildings legacyUCF steps in The Love Your Shorts Film Festival comes to townOnline extraCheer squad wins Masters Academys first state title Taking it all > 7Five Seminole women have the time of their lives in NYCLive! action > 6 Calendar > 8A dozen gourmet food trucks will roll into the Oviedo Mall parking lot for the Truck Crazy event on Sunday, Feb. 19. The event is free, but the food is not. Its held rain or shine. When a coma leaves a mans wife with severe memory loss, he must convince her to fall in love with him again. Opening this week: The VowCelery Stalks . ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner . ...................................... 5 Interests . .................................................. 6 Calendar . .................................................. 8 Athletics . ................................................ 10 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 11 Young Voices . ......................................... 11 Classifieds . ............................................. 12 The Seminole County Student Museum is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. they host eld trips, and from 1:30 3 p.m. on those days, they are open to the public. Learn more ALLISON OOLCSVa A Y The Voice PHOt T O BY ISaaAA C BaABCOCK t THE v V OICE The SSeminole CCounty SStudent Museum began life as the Sanford HHigh School in 1902. More than one hundred years later, the building is transforming again. Please see mMUSEUmM on page 2 New lease on life UCF breathes new life into Student Museum, shelters facility from devastating budget cutsCenter raises questions IISaaAA C BaBABCOCK The Voice Please see COmmMMUNItTY on page 2

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Page 2 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THisIS w WEEK in history Feb. 14, 1929 Sir Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist, discovers penicillin. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold, similar to the kind found on bread, had fallen on the culture and had killed many of the bacteria. Published Friday, Feb. 10, 2012PUBLISHER KKyle Taylor, 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com ASSOCIATE EDITORen Isaac 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 fF ax 407-563-7099 Volume 22 Issue No. 5 The Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Community Media HHoldings, LLC USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. PPOSTMASTEER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice, PP .O. Box 2426, Winter PP ark, FL 32790 REPORTER KKaren McEEnany-PPhillips en kphillips@observernewspapers.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com COPY EDITOR Sarah Wilson COLUMNISTS Janet Foley of Oviedo 407-365-6859 celerystalks@att.net INTERN Allison Olcsvay Sandi Vidal of Casselberryen sandi@christianhelp.org Tom Carey of Oviedoen sundewgardens@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern, 407-376-2434 LStern@observernewspapers. com $100 to $500 OFFAny Servicewith this ad On Call 24 Hours A DayServing Central Florida Since the s Let Us Handle Your Emergency!Call Our Hotline 877-936-8998 www.EmergencyServices24.comServing Floridas Residential & Commercial Community Since 1990 IMMEDIAT E RESPONSE Whats Your Emergency?CBC057844 F lood l Leaks l Mold l F ire l Storm l Smoke l Roong Get the look you deserve... Contact us at 4079146445 Were 100% mobile Car Wash & Wax $15* Insured Business For a limited time only. Restrictions ap ply due to size and condition of vehicle. Carolyn M. Canada, Broker/President Wanda Perkins, P.A., REALTOR Commercial, Homes & Land, Inc. www.chlre.com CHL musMUSEumUM | CC OONTIINUEED FRO OM frFR OntNT pP AGE communityCOMMUNITY | Impact fees were used to seal the deal on the $430KK purchase CC OONTIINUEED FRO OM frFR OntNT pP AGE PHOt T O BY ISaaAA C BaABCOCK t THE v V OICE Mayor Dominic Persampiere poses in front of the old post ofce building that the city bought.

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Page 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice Tia Meer, compatriot gardener and president of the Simple Living Institute, found a few spare moments to stop by my garden for a chat. Tia, along with her husband, Terry, grow their garden on the shores of the Econlockhatchee River at their Econ Farm east of Or lando. Simple Living Institute sponsoring so many of our Central Florida community gar dening projects. With a mission to create opportunities for sustainability in our community, how can we go wrong with neighbors like these? Like many of us living in Central Florida, Tia has had the roots of her experience transplanted here. When I grew up in Pennsylvania, my grandma was a farmer, she said. Growing up as a kid on grandmas farm, Id pull up carrots and dig up potatoes treasure hunting for food raid the raspberry patch and pick strawberries, climb the cherry tree. Ive always had a love for being outside with nature, watching things grow. Thats a connection a lot of people have lost growing up in condos and apartments or suburban houses. The productivity of Tias garden is worthy of any gar deners envy. Our Econ Farm is mainly a self-sustainable project where most of the stuff we grow is for me and Terry to eat or share with family and friends, she said. We eat out of the garden every day. Were harvesting lots of carrots and cabbage and greens right now. The tomatoes in pots never different salad every day for dinner. Us gardeners are a creative lot, always looking for new projects. Im trying to integrate more permaculture into my annual bio-intensive vegetable garden, she said. Ill do that with sweet potatoes along the fence line of my vegetable garden. Other perennials Ive planted along the fence line are garlic chives and pineapples. Im planning a native plant restoration on top of my septic tank mound. Ill plant all native grasses, like wooly grass and purple love grass. And we have a little bat house, but I want a bat mansion to collect the bat guano. Think gardening is a relaxed way of life? Not for Tia! My life is very complicated from all the different hats I wear, she said. Im a volunteer with Simple Living and Im the president. With my own business I do garden consulting. Im getting known as the community garden expert for a lot of the projects at churches and schools. One of the other projects Im most excited about is the Winter Park urban farm. When I asked Tia for some quick tips, she responded with the elegance of simplicity, Compost is the answer to everything! Emergency Services 24Whats Your Emergency???2012 has started with a bang for local Orlando based Emergency Services 24 (ES24). With expansion into South Florida and the Tampa region ES24 has been steadily assisting property owners in their time of need after suffering unexpected water damage or re damages to their buildings. This is the season for building res but with the mild weather there has been a drop in house or commercial building res. The cold weather usually creates more hazards to buildings as replaces, space heaters and other electric overloads create the potential for unexpected res. We have been running around the clock eld supervisor Brian Honea states. The water losses to homes have been steady enough to keep all of trucks servicing properties 24/7. We can be at any property within 30 minutes in the metro area with crews to extract water, keep properties from further damage and get owners back to normal as quickly as possible. ES24 has ofces in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Tampa and is expanding into Naples/Fort Meyers and Jacksonville this year. ES24 also services the Atlanta metro area with ofces in Atlanta, Athens and Macon along with Birmingham Alabama. ES24 specializes in building loss recovery and stabilization due to any catastrophic event that can happen. Pipe Breaks, Floods, Fires or natural disasters never stop. Our new motto of Whats Your Emergency says it all. We will handle any building crisis, quickly, professionally and get any property back to normal as efciently as possible.Contact our 24 hour emergency number 877-936-8998 and visit our website today, http://www.waterdamage24.com FEATURING THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AND BACH SCHOLAR DR. CHRISTOPH WOLFF JOHN V. SINCLAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR WED LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 77TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO ISCAREY > Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yours CELERYBy Janet Foley theBetweenStalksA visit with Tia Meer The productivity of Tias garden is worthy of any gardeners envy. Did you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday, Feb. 4? The market was packed with some 28 vendors and the Oviedo Historical Societys Historic Marker dedication was a very well-attended event. Both the Oviedo Rotary and Oviedo Womans Club were in attendance. Each group donated $1,000 toward the marker. The City Council and other Seminole County representatives were also present and all had a very good time. Do drop by the marker. Now we (the community) have another piece of history to display.Enroll in art classesYet another piece of history: The Artistic Hand Gallery and Studio enters into its 22nd year of giving to the community. Sorry to say that teen and adult classes have already started on Feb. 6, but late enroll ment is still available. Now please mark your calendar for the week of Feb. 27, when childrens classes in painting and drawing, throwing on the potters wheel, claying hand building and sculpture start. The gallery, which displays the work of 100 local artists, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. Glass blowing is also available as a one-day session. Please call Del at 407-366-7882 for more information. Food truck event Sunday, Feb. 12, to the Oviedo Mall in the parking lot between Cham berlins and the North Entrance. Its free. The trucks will be there come rain or shine from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Its a family event featuring gourmet food trucks. Visit www. myoviedomall.comPick some berriesLike picking your own strawber ries? Pappys Patch is open on Florida Road in the Black Hammock. Please call 407-366-8512 for directions and days and times.Walking tourThe Oviedo Preservation Project is calling all to attend its great Historic Oviedo Walking Tour and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 263 King St. in Oviedo. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Marker unveiled Please see CELERY on page 5

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Page 5 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice With malice toward none, with charity for President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was long, lanky and largely self-educated. He was a young man who loved to read and disliked killing animals for food or sport. His mother died when he was nine and his family who was from modest means moved about from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois. As a store clerk, surveyor, log-splitter and lawyer his common roots and tender heart enabled Lincoln to understand instinctively what his country needed before, during and after the American Civil War. He had no need of national polls, media advisors or Super PACs to set his course. His words were plain and eloquent, common and supremely unique, and his wisdom reached above the political fray. Sadly in 2012 his birthday will pass largely unnoticed. But we can learn much from our 16th president if only to read the Gettysburg Address that took him just more than two minutes to deliver, or his very short Second Inaugural Address given only a few weeks before his death. Lincoln's ability to embrace the two bleeding halves of his country and set a positive path forward for all was not concocted as a brilliant political ploy, but rather a covenant to a higher calling. If it's been a few decades since you've visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washing ton D.C., make a point to visit with your kids or your grand-kids. The majesty and as you stand within its cool columns at the feet of his statue. There is no admission, just your journey up its steps. It's breath taking at sunrise, midday and beyond majestic at night.Geneva Bus Tour turns 12Thanks to all who planned and participated in the 12th Annual Geneva His torical Bus Tour that carried enthusiasts from one end of Geneva to the other for a jam-packed two hour history lesson. The cadence of Mal Martin's Alabama accent shared anecdotes, newspaper snippets and local history as we imagined steamboats, tent-covered hills, wagon trails, soldiers, railways and entrepreneurs of sawmills, bottling, turpentine and mercantile. We began to see Geneva's future by appreciat Beyond saving our school It is too soon to know for certain whether Geneva Elementary or any other school will be closed this year. But what has been on how county taxpayer money is being spent. One key maxim in business is to Inspect what you expect. It was surely like peeling back an onion as our laptop moms and PTA leaders started asking questions and under every rock a new discovery yielded more unanswered questions. What a great example they present to their children, and hopefully what a positive legacy they present to future This battle belongs to all of us who pay taxes. We must challenge and hold all our government entities accountable. Let's not let our apathy allow our leaders to grow more complacent and continue without accountability.Amy Lockhart seeking school board ballotsociation meeting this past Monday, you missed a great mini farmers market. You also missed meeting Amy Lockhart ,who is gathering signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot for District 4 for the Seminole County School Board. Amy has served as executive assistant to Commis sioner Brenda Carey for the last several years and hopes to bring her extensive experience and innovative ideas to the Seminole County School Board. Methodist Church showcases Geneva talentCome join the Second Annual Talent Show & Pancake Supper at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.,at the First United Methodist Church. Contact Sharry Daugherty at 407349-9297 or email genevafumc@att.net for more information and to participate in the show. and walking tours of the historic downtown area will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event is free. Do come enjoy a great way to spend the morning and learn about Oviedo History. Questions? call 407-365-1433 or email www.OviedoTradi tions.orgJanice BostonFebruary is Black History Month and in honor of the month, our guest speaker for the Oviedo Historical Societys general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, will be Jan ice Boston, a member of the longtime Bos ton family. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building on Central Avenue.Tasting LuncheonLooking ahead, the Annual Oviedo Womans Club Tasting Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the clubhouse located at 414 King St. in Oviedo (located between the high school and Methodist church). You might want to purchase your tickets for $7 now before they are gone. You may purchase tickets from any club member, or call the clubhouse at 407-365-9420, ext. 3. Some tickets will be sold at the door and the womans club will be selling their Tasting Luncheon Cookbook that day. Happy Valentines Day to all.A thought Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Wisdom of the Sands about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comSTOP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerys talks@att.netTALK tT O JANET > celeCELERY | Take a walk C ONTINUED FROM pP AGeE 4 Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-2217002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-3492800 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 > Abe Lincoln could teach todays pols a thing or two

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Page 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice INTERESTS Decked out in coordinated black and pink from Orlando International to John F. Kennedy Airport last week. pagne toast later, the girls were greeted in the Kardashian Suite of the Gansevoort Park Hotel with giggles, screams, cheers and more champagne, by the woman who was responsible for getting them there: Kelly Ripa. Is this for real? Ungaro asked no one in particular and everyone at the same time. Ripa reached over and pinched her, as if to say Yes. She wasnt dreaming. Weeks earlier Ungaro, of Chuluota, had written a letter to Ripa as an entry in her Girls Night Out: New York edition com petition as to why she and her four best friends or the A-Team or Angel Team as she calls them deserved a girls week in New York with Kelly. Just eight months ago, in June 2011, Ungaro, 37, was diagnosed with stage four, triple negative breast cancer. In those months the cancer spread rapidly to her hips, thighs, lower back, bones and liver. Through the support of her family, friends, community and A-Team composed of ter Springs, Kim Kalinowski of Casselberry, and Kristen Denny of Oviedo Ungaro continue through treatment. But she says she wasnt writing Kelly as a sob story for herself, but instead as a story of hope and of thankfulness for her A-Team for sticking with her through all the highs and lows since her diagnosis. I can say that since June with everyone always around and supporting me, its felt like my birthday every day, she said. I wanted the girls, even for just a few days, to be able to see what that kind of support feels like.Going Live! embellished Fight Like a Girl T-shirts, with A-Team embellished on the backs, the girls were ready to take on New York. From a day at the spa with manicure, massages and cosmopolitans, and a spinning workout class with Kelly, to a day of pranks pulled on them by TV host Howie Mandel, and clubbing and karaoke with Twilight star Peter Facinelli (Carlisle CulIt was like having a fake life for a week, will ever forget, Ungaro added. In addition to coming back with a weeks THIS wee WEEK in human history Feb. 17, 1966 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys rolls tape on the first take of Good Vibrations. Six months, four studios and $50,000 later, he finally completed his 3 minute, 39 second symphony, pieced together from more than 90 hours of tape recorded during literally hundreds of sessions. 5900 Oleander Dr., Orlando, FL 32807Thursday, Feb. 16th5 p.m. 11 p.m.$15 all you can rideFriday, Feb. 17th5 p.m. 11 p.m.Good Shepherd School Pride Night$15 all you can ride Saturday, Feb. 18th12 p.m. 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19th12 p.m. 6 p.m. 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! Locals girls go Live!Five Seminole County friends get to meet Kelly Ripa, other celebs, as they take on New York City in style SARAH WILsSON The Voice PHotoOTO BY IsSAAC BABCOCK t THeE voice VOICE CChuluota resident R Robyn Ungaro, center, poses with her A A-team Christie Muzzone and Janet Miller of Winter Springs, Kim Kalinowski of Casselberry, and Kristen Denny of Oviedo. Please see LIVE on page 9 To see clips of the girls time in NYYC hanging with KKelly RRipa, visit dadt.com/live. Learn more

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Page 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice FamilyCalendar An Oviedo school has reason athletic championship ever. The Masters Academys competitive cheerleading team brought home the gold on Feb. 3 from the FHSAA state championships in Kis simmee after tumbling their way through two minutes and 30 sec and cheering. And in just that short time, they bested the rest of the state in the Class 1A Medium Varsity Competitive Cheer class to be the set forth by Head Coach Missy Mandato that played out over one short season. It sounds like the plot of a Hol lywood movie. The Masters Acad emy, a private Christian school in Oviedo, only has 900 students. Of that small student body, only 270 are high school-aged. Picking the best 20 from that tiny group, Man dato molded a state-beating squad on only a few months on the mat. They were an odd bunch, led by a few older girls, but with the majority of the team much young er than the average squad. We had strong upper class men set the tone; the heart of the team came from the 'super sopho mores,' and the team could not efforts of two 13-year-old team mates, Mandato said. It was a dies. Mandato hinted at pressure points during the season that were pivotal in the development of the team. Tribulation was part of the equation for the squad. In addition to losing two seniors on the competitive squad, others faced season-ending injuries, and new members arrived with limited exposure to tumbling. Then Man datos own daughter faced an unexpected health scare mid-season. to return to the team and see ing the support of this fabulous school and her teammates during a scary time, I just knew that God was doing something special this year, Mandato said. SSweet reward But even a bigger surprise was what came next. Days later, two white limousines were waiting for them. It was party time. honor those who accomplish great things, school Superintendent Bill Harris said. Thats something we needed to do and wanted to do. He knew the story as well as their head coach. Over the course of the year they went from being the new girls on the block to a state cham pionship, Harris said. It was a struggle to a peak and they just did a fantastic job. When the doors closed on the limousines, they sped off to a lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. state championship rings ting tribute to a team thats done something no Masters team has done before, Harris said. They were thrilled, he said. Its just great to honor the girls for a great accomplishment. Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! 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) Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: Enjoy Dinner & Movie night at the Geneva Bijou Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rural Heri tage Center, 101 E. Main, Geneva. Tickets are a $5 donation per per son, $3 donation for kids younger than 16. Contact GenevaHGS@ aol.com The Luv 2 R Run 5KK beneting the Girl Scouts of Citrus begins 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Oviedo Mall. Registration is $25 through Feb. 11 and $30 on the day of the race (cash or check only). Youth ages 17 and younger are $15 through Feb. 11, $30 day of race. Sign-up at www.race timesports.com/luv-2-run-5k/ The last opportunity to hear Super intendent Bill Vogel as he presents the state of the public school system address is Thursday, Feb. 16, at Seminole High School, 6 p.m. in the Media Center. SSt. Lukes Lutheran S School is hosting an open house at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17. If you cannot at tend contact Sherry Abell, School Admissions Director, for a per sonalized tour of campus, at 407365-3228 or sabell@stlukesoviedo.org Winter S Springs Babe R Ruth Open ing Day is Saturday, Feb. 18, at Central Winds Park from 11 a.m. to noon. Come for a free evening of oldtime music at the Geneva Jam Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Geneva Community Center. This is toetapping acoustic music from bluegrass, old country to gospel for you to enjoy. The music starts around 6:30 p.m. The First United Methodist Church Geneva is having their Second Annual Talent S Show & Pancake SSupper Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Contact 407-349-9297 or genevafumc@att.net to partici pate. The Spotlight Theatre is having childrens auditions for their next performance Alice, the Musical at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St., Geneva on Saturday, Feb. 18. It is a wonderfully retold story in song, dance and drama. Auditions for ages 5 -18 run from 3:30-5 p.m. Call 407-416-5239. Oviedo Mall announces a live but tery experience to support Chil drens Miracle Network Hospitals now through Feb. 19. Admission is $2 for all ages. Call 248-8850447 or visit butteriesinthesky. com for details. Follow That R RabbitThe Won derland S Story: Come and join Al ice at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs. Performance dates are Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at door. Call 407-320-4350.Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Cheer squad captures rst state title LLAu URA DEERY AndND IsISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice PHotoOTO courtesCOURTESY ofOF THE MAsSTERsS ACAdDEMY MMasters A Academys cheer squad won the Class 1AA Medium Varsity Competitive Cheer class to become the schools rst sports team to capture a state title.

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Page 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice valentine concert in Central Park Presented by:An Afternoon of Music and Romance with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead in Downtown Winter Park SPECIAL THANKS TO: V a e n i n s a y a l n d r FEB. 10The Love Y Y our S Shorts Film Festival runs Feb. 1012 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. Visit LoveYourShorts.com Dr. Chatterley of Bright Smiles Dental is giving free emergency dental treatment on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in his ofce located at 1012 State Road 436, Casselberry. Visit tinyurl.com/cas selberrydentistFEB. 11Seminole County Animal Services will celebrate the Fourth Annual Florida Week for the Animals with a Meet Y Y our Purr-fect Match adoption event on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SCAS shelter, 232 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Call 407665-5208, or visit www.seminolecountyadoptions. petnder.com The Woof Gang Bakery & Groomings Lake Mary location opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1210 S. International Pkwy., Suite 118. Call 407-8787884.FEB. 12On Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 p.m. the Seminole Audubon Society program will be on Organic Gar dening with Tia Meers at the Seminole County Library at 150 N. Palmetto Ave., Sanford. Its free. RSVP at 407-977-4389. The grand opening of the SSafe Water S Swim S School will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Casselberry at the new indoor pool, 180 Lyman Road, Suite 100. Call 407-466-8128 or email m.nutter@infantswim.comFEB. 13The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Crossing guards recognizedThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) named the Seminole County Sheriffs Ofces School Crossing Guard Program the 2011 Program of the Year. The program has 131 guards at 35 elementary schools and 12 middle schools.Adams runningFlorida Rep. Sandy Adams has declared her candidacy for the new District 7, based in Semi nole County and including parts of Orange and Volusia Counties. Visit www.sandyadams.com SStudent honors Katherine Wartella of Winter Springs, FL was named to Tufts Universitys Deans List for the Fall 2011 semester.Crochet for a causeAngel Snugs needs volunteers and donations. Snugs are knitted and crocheted scarves and beanies, donated to children with cancer. Please contact Angi Farrugia at angi@angelsnugs.org HHOPE volunteers needed Volunteers sort donations, price goods, stock the store and pantry, assist customers in the store and food pantry and work Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2-3 hours at a time. Contact Karol at volunteer@hopehelps. orgMedical practices recognizedNational Committee for Quality Assurance des ignated Family Physicians of Oviedo and Family Physicians of Casselberry Level 3 recognized practices, the highest level.New associateCheryl Reiff joined RE/MAX Town & Country Re alty in Winter Springs as real estate associate.FEB. 10The Planetarium at Seminole State College presents HHeavenly Love at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11, and again at 7 p.m. on Valentines Day, Tues day, Feb. 14. Visit www.seminolestate.edu/ planet or call 407-708-2360.FEB. 11The Orlando Science Center hosts its Bee My Valentine Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11. Its $25 per parent and child. Visit www.osc.org or call 407514-2112. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Hilton Altamon te Springs will host the All S Saints MOPSS SSweetheart Ball and R Reverse Draw at 6 p.m. Its $150 per couple. Contact 407-8082764 or Bernadette@mcginleylaw.com SSinging valentines will be performed by the Orlando chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Order online at orlandobarbershopchorus.com or call 407-831-6498. FEB. 14The UCF Jazz Chamber Groups Concert takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the UCF Rehearsal Hall. Visit music.cah.ucf.edu/events.php Daddy dance The Father / Daughter dance is Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winter Springs Senior Center. Its free. Visit wintersprings.org SSwinging time The Valentine Concert featuring Michael Andrew & Swingerhead is 4-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Central Park stage, located at 151 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Admission is free. Call 407-644-8281 or visit ti nyurl.com/valentine-concertNotes Calendar Please see CALENdD AR on page 9

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Page 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice Societys February meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Drive. Its free. Call 407-302-7616. FEB. 14Attend the SSeminole County S School Board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m., (not 4:30 p.m. due to Val entines Day) at the Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford. FEB. 17Meet Theresa Disney and see the debut of her 2012 collection at a re ception on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6-9 p.m. at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art gallery in Sanford, 211 E. 1st St. Its free. FEB. 18The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Flor ida Native Plant Societys February eld trip is Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area, 5951 S. Sanford Ave. Its free. Call 407-302-7616. St. Lukes Lutheran Church presents Musica Nuova da Paesi Antichi at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. Call 407-365-3408 or visit www.stlukesoviedo.org The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club will host a walk on Saturday, Feb. 18. Participants should register at Lawton Elementary, 151 Graham Ave., Oviedo, from 9 10:30 a.m. Visit www.midoridamilers.org Practice yeast bread making Satur day, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seminole County Extension Ser vices kitchen, 250 W. County Home Road, Sanford. Call 407-665-5560 to register. Each class is $10. Seminole Towne Center will host the WKMG Local 6 HHealth and Lifestyle Expo on Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon-8 p.m. Its free. Call 407-3232262. The SSeminole Audubon S Society is planning a eld trip for 9 a.m. Satur day, Feb. 18, to Gemini Springs, 37 Dirksen Dr., DeBary. Its free. RSVP required. Please contact Joy at joy 7audubon@aol.com or Shirley at 407-977-4389.FEB. 19Food Truck Crazy is Sunday, Feb. 19, from 5-9 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall. The event is free. 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Limited Dealer Space AvailableKay Halley & other Halleys Antiques dealers are now located at Oviedo Antique Mall worth of unforgettable memories, the girls each came back with an other permanent reminder of not only their trip, but what brought them there: pink breast cancer rib bon tattoos on each of their wrists. I think New York made us a lit laugh, eyeing her tattoo and blackSStaying strong treatments on and off weekly to keep the cancer at bay. I dont have an end stage, she said. Im still going through it all, know that when youre diagnosed, youre life isnt over. It hasnt been easy theres been anger, tears and frustration but the group says they always try to manage to come out of what ever situation theyre put in with a smile. We always say you never know what tomorrow is going to bring, Miller said, but you dont thing like this happens. Its taught us all to live in and cherish every moment. The group gives credit to Unga ro herself for keeping the A-Teams spirits up even in the toughest of circumstances. she goes shes like that you would never even know she was sick. Ungaro says its not always easy to stay strong, but she tells herself there has to be a greater reason why she was given this cancer, and that she needs to make the best of the hand shes been dealt. Sometimes maybe I think I was given this because I could handle it, and I can use my experience to help other people get through it, she said. As for the A-Team, they are the ones there to help make sure she does it through it, with one of them always by her side when she goes in for treatment, and another with a shoulder to cry on when reality becomes overwhelming, and yet another there with a silly song and dance to cheer her on. They make me better, Ungaro said. 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Page 10 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice ATHLETi I CS Its playoff time for some local boys basketball teams hoping for a shot at the title after tough regular seasons. For the Hagerty Huskies (187, 8-4), a strong record could help propel them through the playoffs, ond round performance carrying The same goes for Oviedo (1510, 3-3), Winter Springs (6-19, 1-6) and Lake Howell (8-15, 2-4), who are all hoping for a shot at regional action. For all four of those teams, the night at press time, with Winter Springs facing top-ranked Evans, while Oviedo squared off with Lake Howell in the Class 7A, District 4 tournament. The winners of those games will hit the court for the championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Lake Howell. In a much more packed Class have to battle through two prelimi day night at press time, with the Huskies playing an overmatched Spruce Creek (13-12, 3-9), whom they had trounced in two regular season games. With a likely win in that game, the Huskies will face the winner of Seminole versus DeLand day. The winner of that game will day. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for updates. The Winter Springs Bears wres tling team has become a broken record of broken records, setting ond straight week of postseason dominance. Just like their performance at the Seminole Athletic Confer ence championships, the Bears trounced their district competition en route to a fourth straight district title. In the process they set multiple school records. Those records include most individual championships with place winners with 14, and most team points in any tournament in school history with 267.5. Carrying on from their SAC championships, Taevin Stoney, Patrick Cobb, Eric ONeill, Joe Davila, Brandon Rod and Scott Accomando all won district titles. Johnny Morgan, who had won the SAC championship at 113 pounds, Abrun Nereim repeated his SAC performance with a runner up in districts. Chad Siegmundt, who had been bumped out of the SAC tournament, made a come ond in the tough 132-pound class. Austin Day, who won a SAC title, an Shell repeated at third place at 160 pounds. David Moodie, championship, placed third at 182 fourth at 145 pounds, and Kevin Barahona repeated at fourth place in the 195-pound class. This weekend, the Bears travel to Orange City for the Class 3A Region 1 championship tourna ment running from Feb. 10-11. THIS wee WEEK in sports history Feb. 21, 1948 The National Association for Stock Car Racing or NASCAR, as it will come to be widely known is officially incorporated. NASCAR racing will go on to become one of Americas most popu lar spectator sports, as well as a multi-billion-dollar industry. Accredited School, ACCSC. FAA Approved A&P School. Additional Certication May Be Required. 2025 Satellite Pointe, Duluth. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Bears win district HHigh school teams in playoffs IsISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice IsISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice PHotoOTO BY IsSAAC BABCOCK t THeE voice VOICE TThe B Bears wrestling team enter the postseason with a match against Orange City for the Class 3AA Region 1 champtionship trophy. That runs Feb. 10-11.

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Page 11 Feb. 10 Feb. 23, 2012 Seminole Voice VOi I CES 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! As a labor and employment attorney who provides legal advice to employers and corporations, I regularly review anti-dis crimination and anti-harassment policies. I am often surprised when I discover local companies that do not include the protected categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in their policies and handbooks. Beyond just avoiding legal costs by maintaining anti-discrimination policies, employers are well advised to make sure they have competitive In doing so, many national, as well as purely local, employers project an image of being a warm and fostering place to work for not only their LGBT staff, but also for employees who are not. When employers offer domestic partner benotherwise obtain health care and related to cover the negative tax consequences caused by discriminatory federal law such as the Defense of Marriage Act; and when they establish employee resource groups, the employers make clear to their workforce that they are a welcoming place that respects the well-being of all employees. Such positive imaging for an employer will attract LGBT as well as straight talent, are felt by all. Not only do employers compete for talent, so do cities, counties and regions of the state and country. If a particular geographic area is not known to be wel coming be it to gay people, racial minorities or the transgendered not only will they lose out on talented members of the workforce, they will also lose out on sought-after employers or companies who may be looking to relocate or build a new work site. Top corporate executives and human resources personnel at a large corporation will indeed judge an area by its protective laws and policies or lack thereof. Those corporate leaders will not as readily relocate to a region where their current employees would not feel comfort discrimination laws and policies matter by helping employers attract the creative class of educated individuals who can nomic engine. In this regard, the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee, and Orange and Volusia counties have done a good job in recent years of passing anti-discrimination and Domestic partner registries also highlight how forward-thinking a particular area is, especially when state law, like Floridas, has not yet advanced to a level of full equality for all. To truly advance our region, other local governments need to catch up. Seminole County is a prime example of an area that takes great steps to try to create an environment that is welcoming for businesses, including in the to pass protective laws for their LGBT citias inclusive, not exclusionary, for all. Other less urban parts of Central such advances. Brevard, Lake and Osceola counties are all in need of economic devel opment. They all have environmental and other natural resources that are a big draw for such development. By catching up in the area of inclusion and equality, they can help promote their areas as ones that are truly attractive for the types of employers, and employee talent, that will make great economic contributions. Employers need to ensure they can attract and retain the best talent possible. Any employers in Central Florida that do are losing out. Likewise, local governments and their elected leaders need to make sure they are placing their regions in the best position to attract new and relocating businesses. Simply put, fairness, equality and inclusion are just good business.Jack Lord is a partner at the law rm of Foley & Lardner in Orlando and is a member of the rms Labor & Employment practice. THISHIS WEEKK in political history Feb. 15, 1933 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escapes an assassination attempt. Deranged, unemployed bricklayer Giuseppe Zangara shouted, Too many people starving! and opened fire with six rounds. Zangaras extreme action reflected the anger and frustra tion felt among many Americans during the Great Depression.I learned about Dr. King at Partin Elementary. He led marches and gave a famous speech called, I have a dream in Washington, D.C. He won the Nobel Peace Prize. Cade R R. 8 years old Dr. King was a very important man. In VPK I learned how he changed the rules for water fountains, restaurants and school classes. He wanted everyone to love each other. Addison R R. 5 years old We learned about Dr. King in school. He was born in 1929 and he died in 1968. He made a speech for black and white people to get along. He wanted all of us to get along. Alex R R. 8 years old Dr. King made us free so that black and white people could be together and people werent slaves any more. He helped us get along more so that we would have more friends. Deepika K K. 7 years old Dr. King made us equal no matter the color of our skin. He helped the future of our country because back then I couldnt be friends with someone with darker skin. Allison H H. 8 years old Heres what kids had to say about Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Oviedo. ple with their job search is that I come from a recruiting background. Fifteen plus years of recruiting and hiring gives me a solid background of the industry that I am able to pass on to job seekers. I recently interviewed Jonathan Ciam pi, President of Preptel.com. His back ground prior to founding the company was working with applicant tracking systems, so he also has industry experi ence. He now concentrates on helping applicant tracking systems. The services at Preptel are for a fee, but there is a free Resumeter, which will help you to see weaknesses in your resume with a 30-day trial period. Preptel has done quite a bit of due diligence and testing of their systems. Jonathan told me that more than 40 per cent of resumes never get seen and that this is an acceptable amount for companies since they receive so many resumes. We also talked quite a bit about the way computers read resumes. He said in 2007 the systems switched from a recruiter putting in the keywords they were looking for, to the computers picking up key phrases and looking for rare words that are unique to that job description. Dont just look for key words look for key phrases as well. I would encourage you to give Preptels 7-day free trial a run. If your resume is not getting you interviews, this may be a great tool to help in the process. The site will also look at your LinkedIn EMPLOY YMENT 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 > IIdentify your weaknesses RRedistricting do over Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell hit the nail on the head in calling out the Flor ida Legislature for its terrible redistricting maps. The Republican-led state has carved up our Central Florida area to protect incum bents and make sure none of us will see a competitive election. Minorities are packed into as few districts as possible to ensure the balance of power cannot change in our state. This is how it has always gone in Florida, but it was supposed to be different this time. Sixty-three percent of us voted for the Fair Districts Amendment in 2010 to prevent exactly these types of maps from being drawn. The Legislature didnt listen and the Senate Reappor tionment Committee shut out dissenting voices when they were drafting their maps. Other groups have come up with better maps that would be fair to Central Florida and the rest of the state. Hopefully the courts will provide a measure of sanity, and will respect what the Fair Districts Amendment calls for. Our Legislature so far has not. The state Senate and House should go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan for both the legisla tive and congressional maps. Because of population growth, we will need a new congressional seat here. We want a real choice in that race and all others this November. Joan Robinson SanfordLetters to the editor Pass protective laws for all citizens JACK LLORdD GGuest Writer Jack LLord Political leaders in Seminole County need to pass protective laws for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

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