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Free! www.SeminoleVoice.com Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on?INDEXLife can change in an instant. One second a passionate dancer, competitive softball player or dedicated U.S. Marine, the next, theyre given no hope to ever walk again. Those are just a few stories of people who are using Project Walk Orlando (PWO) and train ers to learn to walk again. The in Longwood, is part of Project Walk based in California. The spinal cord injuries (SCI) who pate in pioneering exercise-based recovery. We teach you that theres more, said Amanda Perla, a client and daughter of PWO found The most common method of rehabilitation for SCI is to com pensate for what the body cant do below the point of injury, for example teaching patients how to function in their wheelchairs. It was thought that the brain couldnt regain control below that point that the nervous communicate movements like walking. tions success have proven that isnt true. Project Walks method is to use exercises that occur dur ing human development, to try to retrain the bodys nervous system and create a new neural pattern. The trainers move their clients legs and bodies the way they would if they were walking, hoping their nervous system will so they can walk on their own. PWO is one of 17 facilities across the U.S., and has helped more than 50 clients regain phys ical sensation and movement, How it started middle of the night in April 2007 with news no parent can imagine hearing. Her daughter had been in a terrible car accident and was This has got to be a night Doctors gave her daughter no hope of walking again, and after some time in the hospital and a rehabilitation center, they sent Amanda Perla, then 18, home to do physical therapy. But it wasnt enough. She was surrounded by depressed people, long past being hopeful of recovering from their own injuries. Therapists were teaching her how to live in a wheelchair, and not how to get out of one. It wasnt good enough for there has got to be something else. Soon they found Project Walk in California, and raised funds to make a few trips to explore their rehabilitation program. The imPerla even saw people walking again when she was there. But the family didnt have the money to continue traveling to Califor nia. sion, and two years later they opened their own facility in Longwood. Now their organi from all over Florida, the eastern U.S. and Canada. While they are per hour. Theyre hoping to start a client assistance program to fund the twoto three-hour ses sions. For now, they get support from local groups. The Maitland Mens Club has helped by pur chasing a vital and expensive piece of equipment for them. There are folks in need, said Phil Bonus, president of the es and observes the need, then you just reach inside your heart Calendar > 8Millennium Middle School presents Disneys, Mulan, Jr. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, in Sanford. Jacob Bushey of Oviedo is among the stars.Celery Stalks . ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner . ...................................... 4 Interests . .................................................. 6 Calendar . .................................................. 8 Athletics . ................................................ 14 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 15 Young Voices . ......................................... 15 Classifieds . ............................................. 16 An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars active-duty Navy SEALs. Opening this week: Act of ValorWinter Springs wrestlers score fifth at statesAthletics > 10Group hosts fundraiser for Seminoles stray animalsThis Week > 3The first Pole to sail around the world was a local manBRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOt T OS BY ISAAC bBAbBCOCK t THE v V OICE Ellen Becker, above, moved from OOhio to Altamonte SSprings to be closer to Longwoods Project Walk OOrlando, which is teaching her how to use her legs again. Learning to walk againSchools saved, for now AALLISON OOLCSVAY The VoiceA sigh of relief as audible as the room on Feb. 14 when the Semi nole County School Board agreed to remove school closures as a costsaving option for the 2012-13 school year. This follows a bill in the Leg islature that is poised to allow the school board to put a hold on planned retirement fund increases that would have cost the county crease, the district now has enough room in the budget to keep the schools open for at least one more The school district has lost more during the past four years. The plan to alleviate budget def icits by closing two schools Ge neva and Keeth elementary schools topping the list next year was contested by parents and community members who made strong showings at school board meetings and with letter writing campaigns to the Legislature. Some legislators prevent school districts from clos People from all over the country with spinal cord injuries come to Project Walk Orlando to regain use of their legs Please see WALK on page 5 Please see SAVeED on page 2 Senior Voice > 11

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Page 2 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK ing any schools, legislation many said was directed only at Seminole County. The residents of Seminole County have really made education a priority and the Legislature has responded to their outcry, Vogel said. Its not over till its over, but this is certainly a great example of democracy in action. When students at Geneva learned that their school was safe for one more year, their cheers were so loud, parents waiting outside in the pick-up line could hear them, Principal Tina Erwin said. This is the best Valentines present son said as tears erupted in the classroom. Vogel cautioned that they still have a lot of work ahead of them to keep the schools open long term as enrollment in the county school district continues to decline. At the recommendation of Chairman Tina Calderone and member Dede Schaff ner, we have asked major local corporations meyer, CEO emeritus of Orlando Health, has agreed to do so, Vogel said. The board has also voted to establish an operations committee with representatives from each school appointed by the princi pals to set criteria that would be used in the event that school closure is necessary, Vogel said. Vogel said out that long term, the only way to save the schools is to raise addition al funds. Voters rejected a half-cent sales-tax referendum by 51 percent of voters in 2010. Vogel has proposed adding a 1 mil increase to the property tax that would alleviate the The increase would have to be approved by the board before May 8 in order to be added to the August ballet for voter ap proval, Vogel said. ThHIsS wee WEEK in history March 6, 1899 The Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceuti cal company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine. Published Friday, Feb. 24, 2012PUBLISHER KKyle Taylor, 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com ASSOCIATE EDITORen IIsaac Babcock 407-563-7023en isaacb@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITORen Jenny Andreasson, 407-563-7026en editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNERen Jonathan Gallagher, 407-563-7054en jgallagher@observernewspapers.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft, 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com CLASSIFIEDS LISTINGS classieds@observernewspapers.com pP hone 407-563-7000 SeminoleVoice.com fF ax 407-563-7099 Volume 22 Issue No. 7 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 Park, FL 32790 REPORTER KKaren McEnany-Phillips 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 We will be having an Open House on March 3rd & 4th. There will be Food & Beverages, Door Prizes, & Storewide Sales. 5,000 Sq. Ft. Mall with 56 Dealers in Downtown Oviedo. Primitives, Antiques, Furniture, Shabby Chic Dcor, Coins & Paper Money, Gold, Silver, Costume Jewelry, Longaberger Baskets, Glassware, LP Albums, Barbie Dolls, Antiquarian Books, and all of your favorite Collectibles. Always buying old Paper Money, Gold & Silver Coins & Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & Household items. LOCATED IN OVIEDO SHOPPING PLA ZA. Kay Halley & other Halleys Antique Dealers now located at Oviedo Antique Mall. Open 7 Days Mon. Sat..10am-7pm, Sun..12pm-6pm95 Geneva Drive, Oviedo FL 32765 Oviedo Antique Mall savedSAVED | School Board likely to ask for millage hike CC OONTIINUEED FRO OM frFR OntNT paPA GE PHOt T O BY ISAAC bBAbBCOCK t THE v V OICE SSeminole C County S Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel tells about O Oviedos rst famous resident, the star of the SSky King TV show, during the OOviedo HHistorical Tour on SSaturday, Feb. 18. Tales of the past

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Page 3 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice It must have been frightening for the three-month-old stray. All alone and starving, with cars whipping by and the constant pain of a too-tight collar gripping her neck, the world was a scary and friendless place. Things didnt seem to be get ting any better for the little husky mix when the big white truck pulled up to take her to the shel ter. For Ki though, every dogs nightmare was about to become her saving grace. The shelter staff soon discovered the source of Kis anguish. tish from many days alone, fending for herself. It took two surgical procedures and the love of good people to bring Ki back to the happy puppy she once was. This kind of surgical interven tion gets costly and with a lim ited budget, local shelters like Seminole County Animal Services struggle to provide the care some animals need before they can be considered adoptable. We do the best we can but we cant do expensive surgeries on every animal that comes in here, so its really nice, when we get an animal thats special to get that help for them, Diane Gagliano, program coordinator for Seminole County Animal Services, said. While she will always bear the scars of her ordeal, 6 months later Ki is an energetic tail-thumper who is looking for somebody to love. The lucky pup is currently waiting in a foster home where she is learning to be part of a fam ily and what housetraining is all about. These success stories dont happen every day, but they come along often enough to remind Gagliano why she loves her job. After six years with SCAS, Ga gliano has seen a lot of animals come and go. She knows many of their sto ries by heart. She can tell potential adopters how long the dog or cat has been there, what their person ality is like and what sort of home would suit them before theyve even had a chance to look them over. She also knows the stigma that a county shelter carries. People say things like Oh, the animals. or I could never go there, its too depressing, Ga gliano said. Its always surpris ing to me because this is the place you should be going to because these are the animals that dont have a safety net. We need people to adopt from us or we run out of space. With an average of 1,000 ani mals arriving each month thats not hard to do. Of those, about half get ad opted, transferred to other rescue groups or reclaimed by owners. The others, due to poor health, advanced age or aggression will never leave the shelter for happy homes. Without enough space, time or money to rehabilitate County run facilities do not turn away any animals regardless of their adoptability. They must take every case that comes to their door, putting them in the unten able position of choosing which animals to help and which cannot be saved. Expensive surgeries and treatments were out of the question until a group of shelter volunteers If we have an animal that needs something that we are not budgeted for, thats when we go by raising the money themselves, Gagliano said. than 300 animals and is now set to begin one of their most ambitious projects to date. When the SCAS kennels were designed, they included a ventila tion system, but due to budgetary constraints, it was never installed. to make the project a reality. This upgrade will keep the kennels cool in the summer and move fresh air throughout the building to help prevent disease and improve the overall indoor air quality. So far weve raised almost half the money we need, Kris Bu With upcoming events like Sit, Stay, Sip & Save a Life, a wine and food tasting event, they hope to rapidly close the gap. ing their goals means saving more lives and bringing more families ditions. Anything they do is all cen tered around talking about Ani mal Services, to try to get people down here, Gagliano said. SHELLIES GROOMING & SUPPLY INC.120 Alexandria Blvd., Ste. 14 Oviedo, FL 32765 Mon Thur 8:00 a.m 6:00p.m. 407-366-9560 for appt.Oviedo Business Center Tuscawilla Animal Hospital Your Other Family DoctorsSince 1980 Dr. Alex Suero Dr. Juan Colom Dr. Janis Liro Dr. Katie Morgan Medicine, Dentistry, & Surgery X-Rays, Ultrasound, & EKG On Site Lab & Pharmacy After-hour Emergencies & Critical Care Grooming, Bathing, & Boarding Vaccinations, Preventative Medicine, & Supplies www.tuscawillavet.com1101 EAST TUSCAWILLA POINT WINTER SPRINGS, FL 32708 (407) 699-1500 407-699-4465 Monday & Thursday 7:30-7:30 Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30-6:00 Saturday 8:30-12:30 AALLISON OOLCSVAY The Voice PHOt T O BY ISAAC bBAbBCOCK t THE v V OICE DDogs such as KKi are getting a better chance at survival thanks to TEEARSS. The group hosts a fundraiser on Friday, March 2. Seminole County Animal Services will get a break from the heat with a new ventilation system A breath of fresh air TEARS is hosting Sit, Stay, Sip & Save a Life on Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Courtyard of Park Place at Heathrow Center. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event.

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Page 4 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice Overheard the other day from a few ladies eating in one of Ovie dos few restaurants: where did the month of February go? I am wondering that myself, especially when I thought I had just written my column a few days ago. Time and having fun.Farm freshSpeaking of fun do come to the Oviedo Historical Societys day of the month at the Lawton House. The market boasts about 30 vendors, music by Leftover Bis cuits, food and drinks. The mar ket is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is available for all. Make a date and bring your friends.Food tasting luncheonThe Oviedo Womans Club annual Tasting Luncheon Fruit of Our Labor will be held from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the clubhouse, 414 King St. Cookbooks will be sold ets will be sold at the door also now from any club member, or by calling the clubhouse at 407-3659420.Trucks double downday, March 11, to its regular monthly calendar on top of the already scheduled Sunday, March 31, Food Truck Wars. Februarys event was very successful and guests can expect the Food Truck with the variety of gourmet food cooked fresh to order in a warm and inviting family atmosphere. Hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the event is held in the northwest parking lot between Cham berlins and the malls North Patio entrance.Style schoolPaul Mitchell The School signed a deal to open in late 2012 in the Oviedo Mall. The deal was to lease space for a three-part use including cosmetology school, salon services and retail product offerings. The world-renowned name brand, which will be relocat ed from its former Casselberry lo cation, will span more than 15,000 square feet right at the front door of the Oviedo Mall, on the North Cinemas, and wrap around Kay inside and outside the mall. The glass front space, once intended for a restaurant, has never been built out until now. Paul Mitchell two other spaces. Paul Mitchell The School will offer traditional cosmetology classes, which are available na tionwide, along with discounted salon services and a wide variety of Paul Mitchell brand products.Run for families at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo son Heights Middle Schools 50th cal charities and the Seminole County Public Schools Families da student. For more information, call 407-320-4550.Picking at Pappys Avenue, is Pappys Patch that has loads of fresh strawberries for you to pick. Please call 407-366-8512 for dates, times and directions to pick those great red berries.Festival seasonLooking ahead here are some future events that you may wish to mark now in your calen dars: St. Patricks Day is March 17; Founders Day is March 31 ter; Easter Sunday is April 8; and the Taste of Oviedo is Saturday, April 14, at the Oviedo Mall. I have been asked about the dates of these events and now here they are for your calendars.A thought graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course. Mary H. WaldripLeap Day this weekWhat would you do with an extra twenty-four hours? This year we get the gift of leap year's extra day on Feb. 29 and have this unique event. It is our way of keeping the calendar aligned with the earth's annual revolu tion around the sun. It takes the earth 365.2422 days to circle the sun, but our Gregorian calendar is exactly 365 days. Without the adjustment it is said that in one hundred years our calendar would be off twenty-four days, nearly a month! To qualify as a leap year the year must be evenly divisible by 4, 100 and 400. So think about what you can do with that extra 24 hours and make it count.Thank you Geneva Elementary Task ForceBy now we know that the Seminole County School Board removed school closings as a budget solution for the coming year. Geneva Elementary of course was considered to be at the top of the short list and that vulnerability made it a quick target. The Geneva Mustangs' rescue effort led by the Save Geneva Elementary Task Force. Our community owes these 14 people a huge debt of thanks for taking on this issue with unlimited time, commitment, dedication and professionalism. These folks are true community heroes who reviewed documents, conducted research, reached out to the community, garnered support at the county and state levels, planned strategies, wrote letters, sent emails and attended multiple School Board meetings. They represent the epitome of what we call 'getting involved' and not only over the past several months. They volunteer their time all year long in efforts that directly and indi and its students. Most of them are involved in many, many community, volunteer and leadership opportunities but always seem to make time when they feel so compelled. They always step up because they love this village, its history and especially the school that nourishes the children who will shape our future. Hats off and well done to the Fearless Fourteen. Your passion is appreciated and truly priceless. Fearless Fourteen in alphabetical orderKiersten Berkoben, PTA Presi dent, School Advisory Council; Sandy Buckner, School Advisory Council; Veronica Beaudoin, Association; Cindy Decker, PTA Board, School Advisory Council; torical & Genealogical Society; McCoy, parent; Dean Price, par Warren, PTA Board; Christine Wydra, PTA Board; Imogene Yar borough, community member.Future school budget issues and electionsPlease take a few moments to get in touch with any or all of them and extend your personal thanks for what they've done and will continue to do in the months to come. This is also a great time to educate yourself about issues that affect our school budgets like unfunded state and national mandates, transportation costs, charter schools, enrollment, capacity and school retirement pensions. Don't forget the next School Board Commission elections will be in August and November.4th of July Planning Meeting Community Yard Sale Festival will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Community Center. The meeting will focus on selecting this year's theme. All new ideas and newcomers are absolutely wel comemany hands lighten the workload, so come on out and help fellow Genevans plan our signature event. Mark your calendar Saturday, March 3, for the Annual Geneva Community Yard Sale. Find beautiful crafts, lovely treasures, food and trinkets while supporting the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Mary 407-349-2329. 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 Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Look for your insert in today's paperwww.centraloridafair.com Central Florida Fair March 1 March 11 Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800 Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July / 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better.TALK tT O KAREN > Thank you, Fabulous Fourteen CELERYBy Janet Foley theBetweenStalksSend word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerystalks@att.netTALK tT O JANET > March begins festival time Hats off and well done to the Fearless Fourteen. Your passion is appreciated and truly priceless.

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Page 5 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice and yourself and you step up and assist if you can. Offering hopeNow Perla is surrounded by people who are enthusiastic and determined. There isnt a single person at PWO who says walking cant be a possibility. I never felt like I had to be embarrassed to say that I want to walk again to anyone here, she said. This place offers that hope and it has the physical ability to Ellen Becker, who moved from Ohio to Altamonte Springs to be closer to their program, feels the same way. She loves being around people who are focused on making their lives better. After a car accident left her 18, doctors said she would be blind, have the mental abilities of a third-grader and not be able to move from the shoulders down. None of that is true today. Becker said she cant wait to and shes hopeful thats possible after seeing improvements in her core strength, balance and feeling sensation in her legs. It just makes you feel unstoppable, she said. And thats one quality everyone who comes to PWO has in common. They know that its an uphill battle, and that recovery will take a lifetime, but theyre willing to make the effort. Client Michael Carter, of Tampa, has his military background and family to push him. I dont give up, he said. I have a Marine mentality. To sell something as valuable as the family livestock for a handful of beans would put any of us in either the nuthatch or poorhouse. and then climbed his magic beanstalk to the giants realm. His adventures and rewards were worth the effort, resulting in riches and tales enduring to this day. If only our gardening adventures could be so fruitful, alas I am here to tell you they can be! The common edible vegetable, tagged taxonomically as Phaseolus vulgaris, has been cultivated by us humans, Homo sapiens, for thousands of years in both the old and new world. Colum an early cruise to the Bahamas. The Native American method of growing beans, corn and squash as companion plants is called Three Sisters cropping. Vining pole beans have been a staple crop for modern Americans since tinent. The recent development of the bush bean has motivated modern cultivation to reach an industrial scale. As a green snap or unripe bean, we eat the immature seed along with the tender pods. This expedited harvest provides an earlier crop than letting the bean reach the shelling or dried stage. The varieties grown for green harvest are different from many other familiar storage types, such dening is the multiple harvests provided as beans continue to crop is hand picked. Green beans also come in yellow wax and The pole or vining types offer on the trellis and produce over a longer timeframe. To grow pole beans requires the construction of a suitable trellis of about 6-feettall that is able to withstand the vagaries of our erratic weather, especially wind. I created trellis rings of scrap fence 3 feet in diameter that are transportable and available for other climbing crops. Varieties of bush beans I have successfully grown include Provider, Contender, Top Crop and Blue Lake. Bush beans planted directly to garden soil and spaced about 4 to 6 inches apart produce Beans are leguminous, meaning they can produce their own with certain types of soil bacteria. Inoculating bacteria can be purchased to imbue this natural phenomenon to your gardening playbook. For a truly productive example and plant the magical fruit. (You knew that was coming!) A Nations strength lies in the well-being of its people. e Social Security program plays an important part in providing for families, children and older persons in time of stress, but it cannot remain static. Changes in our population, in our working habits, and in our standard of living require constant revision.June 30, 1961 John F. KennedyBased on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the answers to these questions. CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security bob@safeharbor.com | ASafeHarbor.comLearn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com (407) 644-6646 *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO ISCAREY > Magic beans Vining pole beans have been a staple crop for modern Americans since the first pioneers. walWALK | Center uses innovative methods CC OONTIINUEED FRO OM frFR OntNT paPA GE For more information about Project Walk Orlando and how you can help, visit ProjectWalkOrlando.com or call 407-571-9974. The organization had its grand reopening at their new location, 330 Harbour IIsle Way in Longwood, on Feb. 23. Stop by sometime to see their innovative approach at work. Learn more

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Page 6 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice INTERESTS Ever since he was 8 years old, Timothy Moran knew he wanted to be a lawyer. He didnt want it in the same way all children talk about want ing to be lawyers, doctors or as tronauts, though. Moran knew it in a way that it was what he was destined to do. In a way, he says, it was in his blood. Born in New York and raised from middle school onward in Oviedo, Moran, 34, says he always looked up to his uncle and grandfather who were both men of the law. His grandfather, Francis Richard Moran, was a former Supreme Court Justice in the 5th district of New York, and his uncle, David Shute, was once the chief general counsel for the Sears Roebuck company. He still looks up to them to day black-and-white portraits of each man sit high atop a bookOviedo. I grew up hearing the hon or of the law and the positive change you can make in practic ing law, surrounded by the exam ples of these great men, Moran said. Ive wanted it since I was 8 years old, and its been everything Ive ever wished it to be. A member of the Florida Bar since 2007, and owner of his private practice in Oviedo since November 2010, Moran has been working to make his fam ily proud and upholding the val ues of the law, both through his practice and extensive pro bono work.Giving backSince May 2009, Moran, a Uni versity of Central Florida gradu ate, has completed more than 600 hours of pro bono work through out Florida, working to help peo ple who could not otherwise af ford legal aid in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases. On Jan. 26, he received the 2012 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award from the Supreme Court of Flor ida in Tallahassee. The members of the Oviedo City Council also passed a resolution on Feb. 20 in recognition of the honor he has brought to the community. Moran said he has one quote, by French missionary Stephen Grellet, that he lives by in his approach to practicing law. He recited the quote in his award acceptance speech in front of the Florida Supreme Court: I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again. That is why you do pro bono work, Moran added, because it is the right thing to do and you shall not pass this way again.Supreme honorIn the Florida Supreme Court Chambers, he received a standing ovation, judges included. Though he was unable to physically stand himself he was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair in that mo ment, surrounded by his family and colleagues, Moran felt taller than anyone else. To have the privilege in front of the highest court, to be so warmly and well received was such an honor and pleasure, he said. Lena Smith, pro bono man ager for the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, which in need of his pro bono services, was the one who nominated him for the award. Yearly, Smith said, the Florida Bar recommends attorneys com plete 20 hours of pro bono ser vice. Morans 600 hours, she said, were anything but typical and warranted of recognition. He has done above and beyond what most attorneys do in volunteering to help low-income clients, she said. Hes done all the work and was very well-de serving of the award In spite of whatever is or has gone on in his life, he has decided to take what ever lemons that life may have dealt him and make lemonade. Hes just wonderful. Smith said comments she receives from Morans pro bono clients range from compassion ate and caring, to dedicated and hardworking. Everybody loves him, she said.A helping handMoran, whose law practice focus es on foreclosures, wills, guard ianship and probate, said he does the pro bono work because he feels its his duty as a lawyer to help people in their time of need. In his mind, in guardianship, hes helping someone with a disability; with wills, hes granting piece of mind; probate, hes aiding after the loss of a loved one; and in foreclosures, hes doing all he can to help people save their homes. You cant describe the feeling you get when you help people in that way, he said. One case in particular sticks back on his 600 hours of pro bono service.Saving homesA woman had been told her mo unlivable, and in turn it was torn down with her selling the interest for her lot to a third-party, in re turn for a different mobile home placed on the same property. She ended up paying a mortgage on a home that was also of question able construction, situated on land she no longer owned, Mo ran said. She sought legal assistance when she was facing foreclosure on the newer home, and was matched with Moran through Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. After two years of back-andforth, Moran was able to help the woman save her home, which she would now own free and clear. He says hell never forget the phone call he got from her af ter the case was closed, and she once again had the rights to her home. He recalls that she had one simple question: She asked, Mr. Moran, does this mean I can plant my tulips wherever I want now? he re called. If that doesnt tell you the value of this work I dont know what will. In addition to his practice and pro bono work, Moran also par ticipates in numerous outreach programs to help nurture the next generation of lawyers, including serving as a liaison and super vising interns with Florida A&M Universitys College of Law. I love what I do, he said. I absolutely positively wake up every morning thinking Im blessed and privileged to do the work that I do. THIsS WEEK in human history March 5, 1963 The Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the companys co-founder Arthur Spud Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. FORECLOSURE DEFENSECERTIFIED FLORIDA SPECIFICFORECLOSURE PREVENTION COUNSELORTim MoranAttorney at Law407-366-TLAW(8529)Fax: 407-366-8528 WILLSCONSUMER BANKRUPTCYTRUSTSCONTRACTSGUARDIAN ADVOCACYPROBATEGARNISHMENTSSHORT SALES Initial Consultation FREE THE LAW OFFICE OFM T M T M T T T T T M T M M TIMOTHY A. 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Page 7 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice FamilyCalendar Mark will walk into a room full of colleagues on Feb. 27 and accept some well-earned admiration for his years of dedicated service to the Winter Springs Police force. His retirement is a bittersweet milestone. Not getting up every morning, heading off to work with his partner and keeping the city safe will be a big adjustment, but Marks health isnt what it once was and his doctors say its time to take a break. Unlike most retirees though, Mark wont be spending any time on the golf course or taking up any new hobbies. He wont do much traveling. In fact, the back Marks not a big fan of the arent. Mark, a 9-year-old German Shepherd, is one of two elite K-9s that the Winter Springs Police De partment is retiring this year. The other, Rico, is retiring at the ripe old age of 12. Mark has served Winter Springs side-by-side with his partner, Corporal Kevin Crager, for seven years. In that time, they have formed a unique bond born of their love of police work and each other. Finding common ground wasnt easy in the beginning though, Crager said. there was a previous one and they just did not mesh well as a team, he said. Mark is very stubborn and set in his ways, and I tell people he has his rules. For probably if we would be a team together. they spent 400 hours in training together, learning the skills neces sary to work as an effective unit. By now they are so good together, it seems almost as if Mark is reading Cragers mind. Like many great partnerships, the two communicate in their own language. In this case, its a com bination of formal German com mands, English words, body lan guage and a smattering of police jargon that Mark interprets with incredible ease. Mark is trained as a dual-pur pose dog, meaning he is both a scent detection dog in his case, explosives   and on patrol he is tuned sense of smell to track and locate suspects and the occasional missing person. On one occasion, Crager said, they were tracking an autistic boy who had run away from home. The boy had gotten upset, packed a bag and left through his bedroom window. Mark quickly located the boy in a neighbors yard, and when Crager caught up to the pair, the boy was happily sharing his peanut butter crackers with the 100-pound police dog who was delighted to have found a new friend. Not all of Marks stories are quite so heartwarming though. In the line of duty he has been kicked, punched and elbowed in the face. Following one particular ly tough arrest, Mark had to have his spleen removed, possibly due to injuries he received. Mark has even been credited with solving cases that had his hu man counterparts stumped. Twice he was able to locate missing guns that were directly linked to cases that would not have been solved if the evidence had not been recovered. One involved him searching a the area side-by-side. As the case went on through the night and into the next morn said Oviedo Police Lieutenant Adam Egert. The area was heavily wooded and we had no idea where to look exactly. The dog (Mark) made it a lot easier. He hit on the towel where the gun was hidden in less than half an hour. In another case, he found a gun hidden in a 30,000-square-foot warehouse. Marks detection talents are well-known. Early in their career together he and Crager placed accuracy in explosive detection in a nationwide police dog competi tion. Mark is one of only two certi dogs in the county. the force, Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle said. None more so than for his part ner. 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 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) Follow That RabbitThe WW onderland Story: Come and join Alice in this family favorite, suitable for all ages, at the Indian Trails Middle School Cafeteria on Tuskawilla Road, 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. For more information call 407-320-4350. The Annual Shakespeare Com petition for Orange, Seminole and Osceola students in grades 9-12 sponsored by the EnglishSpeaking Union of Central Florida will be held at The University Club of Winter Park at 4 p.m. on Mon day, Feb. 27. The winner is given an all-expenses paid trip to New York to compete at Lincoln Center in the National Competition. The rst place winner there receives a scholarship to study at the British American Drama Academy the fol lowing summer. This March, Lymlight Productions travels to the 1946 Iowa State Fair as they mount the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, State Fair. This beloved musical takes the stage from March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Lyman High School Auditorium. Middle school students may enjoy one free ticket for each paying adult just bring along your valid middle school ID! Reserve your priority seating tick ets before they sell out at $12, or view the show from all other seat ing at $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Reserve your general admission tickets at the presale price by contacting 407-7462329, or email SusanM_Jones@ scps.k12..us In celebration of its 50th birthday, the students of Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo are host ing the inaugural JHHMS: Run the City 5KK Run/WW alk 7:30 a.m. at Oviedo Mall on Saturday, March 3. Registration is $25 per per son, $20 for any Florida student, with all proceeds to benet local charities and the Seminole County Public Schools Families in Tran sition program. Visit http://www. jhms.scps.k12..us Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Program for Nocturnal An imals Night H Hike on March 3 at the Lake Harney Wilderness Area from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Come learn about habitats and the wonderful and sometimes mysterious crea tures that come out at night. Call 407-349-0959. Its $3 per person. Please register in advance. Join the Seminole County Envi ronmental Studies for a weeklong spring break day camp for ages 7-12.  The registration deadline is March 5. Call 407-349-0959 for more information. The inaugural Spring Family Festival in Winter Springs is Saturday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Email calendar submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com KK-9s exit is bittersweet AALLIsSON OOLCsSVAY The Voice PHOt T O BY IsSAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE Winter Springs CCorp. KK evin CCrager poses with retiring K-9 ofcer Mark. Please see K-9 on page 8

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Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com Calendar FEEB. 24 The Fine Arts Department at Semi nole State College of Florida hosts Yow Dance of Orlando for Spring into Dance. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 in the Fine Arts Theatre (building G) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The performance on Sunday, Feb. 26, will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Reservations are recommended. Call 407-708-2040. This months Sanford Art W W alk has edible art, zebra art, abstract art and art thats all about love, including Sculpted Wine Chiller by Cathy Lar son (pictured). The event is free and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 in Historic Downtown Sanford. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com FEEB. 25 The Krewe of Leaders will host the Regional Mardi Gras Gala Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Al bans Cathedral Grundruff Hall, 3348 W. State Road 426, in Oviedo. Get to know the community volunteers se lected for the Royal Court. Call 407484-5461 for reservations. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, there is a concert featuring Grammy-winning recording artist Doug Cotler, part of a yearlong celebration of Temple Shir Shaloms 10th Anniversary. The event will take place at the Reformed Theological Seminary, 1231 Refor mation Drive, in Oviedo. Visit tem pleshirshalom.org FEEB. 28 Seminole State College of Floridas Tuesday Voices, an open-mic poetry reading series, continues its season at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Sanford/Lake Mary campus Multipur pose Room (building C). This event is free. Visit seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040. MARCHH 2 For one night only, St. Lukes Lu theran Church presents interna tional Christian recording duo KKeith & K Kristyn Getty live in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2. This event is free. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Contact Joshua Jones at 407-365-3408 or jjones@stlukesoviedo.org The Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida will host its Spring Star Party on Friday, March 2, with the opportunity to view Mercury, Ve nus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. This free event is from 6:30-11 p.m. with the live sky show at 9 p.m.  Visit www. seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360. MARCHH 3 WWine & Dine for the Arts to benet the Florida Symphony Youth Orches tra takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Car rabbas; 5820 Red Bug Lake Road, in Oviedo. For more information visit fsyo.org Shop at the 10th Annual Geneva Community Yard & Craft Sale on Sat urday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Geneva Community Center on First Street. MARCHH 4 Celebrate Pulaski Day with PNA Lodge 3216 at the Polonia Restau rant from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at 750 S. Highway 17-92 in Longwood. Contact 407-365-2586 or wodahowski@c.rr.com MARCHH 8 Come out and commemorate St. Pat ricks Day on Thursday, March 8, at downtown Sanfords Alive After 5 Its a Green Thing! This event is from 5-8 p.m. in Sanford. Tickets are only $7. Contact 407-302-2586 or info@sanfordwelcomecenter.com MARCHH 9 Epiphany Lutheran Church is hosting a community rummage sale Friday, March 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 1498 Tuskawilla Road, Oviedo. Call 407678-6672 for information. MARCHH 10 Christian HE HELP celebrates its 20th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 10 at 450 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry. Call 407834-4022 for more information or to RSVP. MARCHH 11 Voice columnist Tom Carey hosts Intro to Sundew Gardening Organic Gardening W W orkshop for $20, from 10 a.m. to noon, March 11. There will also be a Propagating Seedlings and Transplants workshop at the greenhouse from 1-4 p.m. for $15, or $30 for both. RSVP to sundewgar dens@gmail.com or 407-430-2178. Mulan at Millennium Millennium Middle School will present Disneys, Mulan, Jr. on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at 21 Lakeview Drive, Sanford. Tickets are $4. Call 407-320-6550. (Pictured clockwise from left are Brandon Deuber of Altamonte Springs, Jacob Bushey of Oviedo, Madison Meltz of Altamonte Springs and Kayshala Pendleton of San ford.) HHeArt of WWinter The Sixth Annual HeART of Win ter South comes to the Jean ine Taylor Folk Art gallery at 211 E. First St., in Sanford from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The event is free. Visit jtfolkart.com for more information. WW orlds Festival 2012 The Rotary Club of Casselberry will present the best cultural performing arts from around the world at The Worlds Festival 2012, scheduled from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Metro Life Auditorium, 910 S. Winter Park Dr., Casselberry. For more information visit www.RotaryFestival.orgI never wanted to retire him, Crager said. I always imagined he would die doing what he loves best. Seeing him age is going to be really tough. Mark will stay with his part ner and best friend at the home they share, but he hasnt exactly agreed to give up his job just yet. He still thinks he is on duty, Crager said. Even when the train goes by my house Mark thinks he needs to stop it and he really believes he can thats just the type of dog he is, he would do anything to protect the ones he loves. Marks work ethic matches his heart. I always say he never does anything 100 percent for him its 200 percent every day. Thats what made it so hard when Marks vet diagnosed him with kidney disease in Decem ber. I choked up, learning that this might be it, Crager said. It was a bad day. I walked into the done, we have to retire him. There was a lot of concern for Mark, knowing all that he has done for the community, Brunelle said. It was heartwrenching; Crager was tearing up, because, you know, thats his buddy, his best friend. Marks legacy will live on. Mark and Crager have begun training the next generation of police dogs. Vader, an all-black German Shepherd, will take Marks place at the completion of his training. Learn moreK-9 | CC OONTIINUEUED FROFROM pP AGE 7

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Page 9 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice Paul Mitchell moves in Paul Mitchell The School and Oviedo Mall signed a new lease for space to include a cosmetology school, salon services and retail product offer ings. The world-renowned name brand, which will relocate from their former Casselberry loca tion, will span over 15,000 square feet at the North Patio entrance near Regal Cinemas, and wrap around Kay Jewelers. Visit Orlando.paulmitchell.edu to learn more.Student honorsWorcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Samson Kodzis of Winter Springs was named to the universitys Deans List. The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to Daniel Mongiove of Winter Springs and Sean Murphy of Longwood. Ellen Morris of Longwood has been named to the Deans List at William Woods University.Casselberry business featured Tom and Bob Cannon, cousins and co-founders of Casselberry-based BungoBox, a company that rents plastic, reusable bins as an alterna tive to cardboard, starred on Bloomberg The Mentor  on Feb. 21.  The show gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to gain expert guid ance. To view the episode, visit bloomberg. com/tv/shows/the-mentor Tax HHelp Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at 17 sites, including the Win ter Spring Senior Center, 400 N. Edgemon Ave., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will also be at the Oviedo Gym & Aquatic Center, 148 S. Division St. on Tuesdays from Feb. 7 through April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information visit aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-800-227-7669.Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers. Enter your chiliShowcase your business! Be a sponsor or a vendorVolunteers needed PROCEEDS TOBENEFITTHANK YOU TO SOME OF OUR SPONSORSPRESENTED BY Notes Geneva Archery presentsJunior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program Orientation ClassesWinter 2012 Registration: Open until March 17 or until FilledJunior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that is designed to teach archery to young people over a series of classes taught by a Certied Archery Instructor. JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of range safety and proper shooting form. JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-condence, and teambuilding skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and does not require prior experience.Register by email: PhilGraves@GenevaArchery.com For more information call: 407-221-7764 You must receive an Email conrmation! Program Dates: Five Weeks on Saturdays, starts Mar. 17th Cost: $55 ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED Includes a certicate of completion promoting the archer to the next level of training. Classes held at Geneva Archery Range, www.GenevaArchery .com 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. Cat found 2.5 miles from familys home After the Harvey family cat Lola went missing on Jan. 29, they posted more than 30 iers all around the Lake Charm/Black Hammock area the rst week of February and got a few phone calls about people seeing a calico cat here and there, but every time theyd go to the location, there was no cat to be found. They even got a call about a dead calico cat in the road off of Geneva Drive. Nicole Harvey went to investigate and it was not their cat, so they still had hope. On day 12, Feb. 10, Nicole received a call from a woman who said she thought she had their cat. Her children recognized the cat from the yers. Nicole knew it was Lola just from hearing her meow in the background on the phone. Lola had wandered through the Black Hammock woods 2.5 miles from the familys home. We got her back and couldnt be hap pier! Nicole wrote in an email. The woman that found her is actually a substitute teacher at my daughters school, so that made it even more special. Just wanted to share our happy story! Pictured is Lola with the Harvey girls. Fire department awards citizens The Seminole County Fire Department presented two citizen awards Feb. 10, to Bob Johnson and Victor Bryan Wooten for their quick actions in the early morning hours of Jan. 6. That morning, Johnson and Wooten, employees of the Palm Valley community near UCF, noticed smoke coming from the air conditioner unit of a home. They alerted the homeowner, who made it out safely, called 911 and attempted to extinguish the re by using a neighbors gar den hose. Pictured from left to right are Johnson, Seminole County Fire Chief Leeanna Mims, Seminole County Battalion Chief Becky Ward and Wooten.

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Page 10 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice ATHLETi I CS Oviedo and Hagertys boys bas ketball teams are headed to the narrow victories in tough regional For the Oviedo Lions (19-10), their Class 7A win over Viera was a 56-53 nail-biter that came down The Lions had trounced New Smyrna Beach 74-52 on Feb. 16 to make their way into the semi Now the Lions are moving on to face an Ocala Forest (19-5) team opponents on the regional ladder. That game starts at 7 p.m. on Sat urday, Feb. 25, at Oviedo. The Hagerty Huskies domi nated Flagler Palm Coast. The Huskies (23-7) fought through for a 71-67 win in Jacksonville for the right to come back home for the regional championship. For that game theyll host a West Orange (22-7) team that just polished off a strong Dr. Phillips tips off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hagerty. Winter Springs may have seen higher rungs on the state wres tling championship ladder, but not by much. On Feb. 18 the Bears climbed nearly as high as they had ever been, setting team records in 124 teams at the FHSAA championships. The kids had a great week end, Coach Scott Gomrad said. They had a lot of fun. In this case fun means a state champion, state runner-up, a isher among the teams ranks. For 152-pound senior Eric ONeill, the top of his wrestling headgear, back-to-back wrestling championships will end his high school career on a high note. Always the team heavyweight, Scott Accomando went out with a bang in his senior year, placing a close runner up in the 285-pound ished strong, with a fourth place But it may be 120-pound senior Taevin Stoney who was the most jubilant of all. In three years on the team, after a sophomore debut that went 0-8, after a junior year when he went 10-15 and missed found his spotlight. The longtime understudy of a deep 120-pound class for the with a clear shot of the postseason, Hed never wrestled in the postseason, then as a senior he won the conference tournament and district tournament, Gomrad said. He fought his way into the state championships in Lakeland, For many, that moral loss would knock them out of the tournament mentally, Gomrad said. There are only four rounds separating a wrestler from the championship if he wins them all. Stoneys loss put him on a much round, he had to win four conso lation rounds just to have a shot place. But Stoney battled back, and consolation rounds he fought his way to the podium, then into third place. He dug deep and challenged said. Ive never seen anything like it. It was a great lesson for our future kids that when they go down there to battle, it proves the power of the human spirit. In the end the Bears had among their ranks an elite eight including top-10 placers Austin Day, Johnny Morgan, Patrick Cobb and Bran weight class in a Bears uniform. After starting what could have been a rebuilding year, the Bears did well, Gomrad said. We were taking pride in this not being a year that wed have to take a step back, he said. We just had a tremendous group of kids who all stayed together. THIsS WEEK in sports history Feb. 28, 1940 Mario Andretti, whose name will become synonymous with American auto racing, is born in Montona, Italy. He officially retired from racing in 1994 as the only driver to ever win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and a Formula One championship. Offer valid at the UCF Arena Box Ofce, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.comOffer Valid Thru 3/3/12. Only valid on $31 and $21 price levels. Minimum purchase of 3 tickets. Additional Fees may apply. Subject to availability. No double discounts. Sun., Mar. 4 2:00pm Special Family Value Pack! SAVE up to $7 on Tickets! Use promo code FAMILY Special Family Value Pack!SAVEup to $7 on Tickets! Use promo code FAMILY Lions, HHuskies show teeth IsISAAC BBABCOCK The Voice PHOt T O COURt TESY OF JOE PETRO TThe Winter Springs wrestling team placed fth in the state championship. PHOt T O BY IsSAAC BABCOCK t THE v V OICE HHagertys boys basketball team dominated FFlagler Palm CCoast on FF eb. 16. Bears win big IsISAAC BBABCOCK The VoiceKnights slash Pirates IsISAAC BBABCOCK The VoiceThe Knights are just a week away from closing out the regular sea son on the basketball court, and theyre looking to do it with a bang after beating East Carolina 64-55 on Feb. 18. That win returned the Knights (19-7, 8-4) to their winning ways after a stumble last week against Southern Miss. It also marked one of the big gest games of the season for serained down 11 points while assists. Another dominant allaround performance came from Isaiah Sykes, who picked up nine points, six rebounds, four turn overs, three assists, three blocks and two steals on the night, with out committing any fouls. With the Conference USA tournament looming on the hori to close out the regular season with a series of wins. The Knights faced the Rice Owls in Houston at press time Wednesday night, but will return for their penultimate home game with a showdown against a surging UTEP (13-13, 6-6), tipping off at 8 p.m. Saturday. Come Saturday, March 3, fans of longtime fan favorite chance to see him on the home court, tipping off at 7 p.m. against UAB.

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Page 11 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice This is not a story about me, Mabel Wagner says, as she sits on Park home. This is about my husband. Only her mischievous white Scottish terrier lay curled up be side her as she speaks. No, she says, hes not here, but with a glance around her living room, paired with the words she tells, the story of her late-husband, Wladek Wagner, begins to take life. windowsill, and another, the largest, is docked on the mantle. Hung beside them are an aged and yellowing drawn portrait, a sailor cap and plaques in both Pol ish and English commemorating a mans journey around the world. On the other walls hang pictures and paintings of the sea. I was not there, she says. This is entirely his story. Im just the one here now to tell it. In seven years, from 1932 to 1939, Wladek Wagner became the gate the globe. In 2012, 100 years since his birth, 80 years since his sailing voyage began, and 20 years since his death, the Polish and global sailing communities have joined together to celebrate and commemorate Wagners accomplishments. From Friday, Jan. 20, through Monday, Jan. 23, more than 50 ships and 300 sailors descended upon Trellis Bay in the British Vir gin Islands, where the Wagners called home for eight years be fore eventually landing in Winter Park, for the Wagner Sailing Rally 2012, held to honor the late cap tain. They also unveiled a plaque in his honor. In 1931, inspired by Polands relatively new access to the sea following World War I, Wagner foot motored sailboat he found half buried in sand on the coast of Gdynia, Poland, for the rough equivalent of $4. He spent months of labor and love making it seaworthy. Sentimental for the history and hardships endured by the Polish people, Wagner wrote in journals that it was his dream to sail the ing the colors to all parts and peo ple of the world. In his pride for his country, he decided he was going to do someplaces it had never been before, his wife said. named the Zjawa I pronounced Zava and meaning like a ghost or phantom is the smallest of the three ships that hang above Mabel Wagners window. It is the boat, she says, that started her hus bands journey around the world, from Poland to South America. There would be two more Zja was before his mission was com plete: Zjawa II to get him from South America to Australia, and the third, after sailing back to South America to build it, took him the rest of the way or at least as close as he could get to his homeland of Poland. In 1939, with more than 50,000 miles sailed, Wagner was ready to return to Poland a world traveler, but was met just short of dock ing at the harbor with news that his country had been once again invaded by Germany under communist rule. It was news, his wife says, that saddened the man to his very core, and hung with him for the remainder of his life. When I met him (in Great Britain in 1945) he was very shy and humble, never boasting about anything though he had a lot to be proud of, she said. But there was a certain sadness behind it all collapse of all of his dreams for his country. Wladek Wagner would never return to Poland. In 1987, the Wagners published a book, By the Sun and Stars, named for the sailing equipment Captain Wagner used in his jour ney, documenting his circumnavi gation of the globe. After Wladek suffered a debili tating stroke in 1982, Mabel got to work translating his Polish manuscripts into English, while coach ing him to continue to type out still-able left hand. I used the book to stimulate his mind and give him a project to keep things alive, she said. I wanted to see that book in his hands, to have him know his story was told. A book was not enough to honor otrowski, a Polish sailor living in America, decided. For the 20 years since Wagners death, Piotrowski said he sought to bring honor and conclusion to Wladek Wagners journey. In September 2011, amid the anniversaries related to Wagner coming up in 2012, he along with other Polish sailors from across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and of course, Poland, decided to hold a sailing rally in his honor. around the world; he is one of our heroes, Piotrowski said. He has the spirit and skills that all other Polish sailors should look to. Still on her couch in Winter Park, not able to travel to the celebration due to health concerns, Mabel Wagner makes a phone call to a friend of a friend who was in attendance to the rally in the Brit ish Virgin Islands. ley says on the other end of the phone. It was really, truly won Mabels face instantly glows, a smile bigger than any seen that af ternoon. Her hand reaches to cov er her face, then to dab brimming tears from behind her glasses. I was so glad to hear the Polish people were doing this for him after all this time, she said. I feel Poland. Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. 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Its an easy mistake to make, thinking that its a number for vet eran assistance. On Google, that number is listed as Veterans Crisis Line. However, its also the listing for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, SAVE, Crisis Hotlines Suicide Prevention and SuicideHotline, among others. The Department of Veterans Affairs even lists it as the number to call for Where to Get Help for PTSD. number and maybe not one you want to call unless its serious. Heres a better bet: When youre getting treatment, whether individually or in a group, ask for phone numbers you can call when the going gets rough.Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nomina tions will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService. com through March 15. Aging and Driving  Visit the Florida GrandDriver website to sign up for a driver refreshment course, assessment tools, safety tips and more. Visit tinyurl.com/ granddriver for more info.   WW orld Alzheimer Report 2011  This report reveals that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of demen tia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong eco nomic argument in favor of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention. The Executive Summary can be accessed at tinyurl.com/alzheimerreport.   Florida Partners for Promise  What happens when businesses engage in community? Families Prosper! A new website has been launched by the Department of Children and Families which encourages businesses to become involved in key community topics, in cluding the promise to support our seniors. Check it out at partnersforpromise.com   2010 Census  Want to learn some interesting information about The Older Population: 2010? Visit ti nyurl.com/censusaging to learn more. SEnNIorOR CEntNTErR actACTIvVItTIEsS The Winter Springs Senior Center offers a variety of programs striving to create an environ ment where health, happiness and friendship are key elements in ensuring every visit is a positive experience. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/WSSeniors or call 407-327-6554. Heres what classes are offered this month:Lets paintOur ceramics group meets every Monday be tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To begin we will be starting with bisque (already red clay) and using stains. That way our rst project will not need to be red a second time and we can get our painting skills and steady hand working again. If you are interested please contact Laura at 407-327-6554.ScrapbookingWe have had many requests regarding scrap booking and we would love to do anything to provide the guidance, place and time for accom plishing this. Tuesday  any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  is the perfect day to be available to meet. The whole day is available so call Laura at 407-327-6554 if this tickles your fancy. Line DancingMonday and Thursday morning you will nd our line dancers moving to the music all in unison. Once you see the fun they are having youll want to join in. YY oga Have you ever felt that yoga is something that is just too much for you to try to do, afraid that getting up and down off the oor will be im possible? Well all that has changed we of fer Chair Yoga and it comes along with all the benets of traditional Yoga. Come in on Friday mornings and check it out.Tai ChiBalance and movement are targeted.JazzerciseLooking for a good high intensity work out? You have found the right place, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.BingoBingo is Wednesdays, Fridays and the last Sun day of each month. Packets are $4, $6 and $8. On Wednesdays we also offer a full menu catered lunch for $5. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed at 1 p.m. by Bingo. Friday we have hot dogs and chips available for $1.25. Sunday lunch is served at 1 p.m., cost is $4 and Bingo follows.Computer ClassesKnow a little? Know a lot? Need to learn some thing new? You can on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our computer class. You will be able to work one-on-one with one of our instructors who will guide you through the confusing world of computers.Game RoomIf pool is your game, we have the room!BridgeBridge has always been a standard on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if you need your bridge x please join the game.Art MeetingIf painting or drawing is your thing, then join the Art Meeting every Monday afternoon. Here you are offered a quiet, lighted environment and the friendship of those who share your interest in arts.LunchWednesday and Sunday lunches are $5 for a fabulous meal. Please contact Susie or Laura at 407-327-6554 to make your reservations. It is requested that you call the day prior to ensure we have a meal prepared for you. By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 This Army reservists nightmare was real Plan your weekend with The Weekender!Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 15 Feb. 24 March 8, 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! The king of the jungle the lion and the cheetah who is the fastest, live in the jungle. The white tigers are my favor ites. Monkeys and elephants live there, but I wouldnt want to. Carlos M. 5 years old I would like to be a monkey because I really like to climb trees. Ive seen monkeys at Homosassa Springs they make funny noises and faces. Adaline A. 8 years old My favorite jungle animal is the par rot because of the red, blue, yellow and green colors. Ive seen them at the Brevard Zoo and at the pet store they are noisy. Id like to fly like a parrot. EEllie W W 8 years old Id like to visit the jungle. Tonight in the play the students will wear camo or safari shirts, pants and hats. The lion, king of the jungle, lives there, and it is a very noisy place. Connor O. 8 years old I think a purple dog lives in the jungle. Id like to go there to see him. Maybe Id like to be an animal in the jungle. Monica D. 4 years old We asked kids at the Oviedo Farmers Market and attending Geneva Elementarys play, Jungle Party, what they like about the jungle. THIHIS WEEK WEEK in political history Feb. 27, 1860 Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed a beardless Lincoln just moments before the future presidents historic speech at Cooper Union in New York City.Sometimes I wonder if there is a magic formula to getting a job. As I work with people, both professional and entry level, I am always looking for feedback on what worked for them. seen who are successful in landing their next job have really worked hard for it. They approached it like a sales job. They networked, asked for introductions, checked out all sources for job leads and looked at potential career changes when needed. I tend to be very goal oriented. I set my mind to do things and then work to get there. For example, when I was job searching, I made a list of companies I would like to work for and then a list of people I knew at those companies. With websites like LinkedIn and Google, there is a wealth of information out there for I am hearing now that the six degrees of separation has gone down to four with social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. It is much easier now to key is not abusing that privilege. As you network, think about not only what is in it for you, but the others you are meeting with as well. The key is to stay on top of your job search and also to walk away from it every once in awhile. There are many free things you can do to free up your mind, move forward. EEMPLOY YMEENT 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 >Dont abuse social media Farmers markets are a great way to get outside on a sunny Florida afternoon, but they are so much more than that. In fact, they are a small part of a much larger initiative: local agricultural sustainability. This means harvesting the crops grown by local farmers and supporting our own local economy through community effort. At its core, the Ourlando Think Local First movement aims to change the way consumers eat, think and handle food. Local sustainability is critical to cultivating staples in the community in order to initiate a change that removes big business from the transaction and makes the rela tionship between farmer and consumer paramount. With the information presented here, the conscientious consumer can gain a better understanding of the idea behind farm-to-fork dining and local coopera area. Even as a native of your community for years and years, the idea of getting involved in this eco-endeavor can seem resources made available. Right here in Central Florida are the Simple Living Institute, Homegrown Cooperative, Our lando, Center for Holistic Living and Slow tions offer free, educational alternatives to big businesses and gives members of the community the chance to delve in at the surface level and dig deeper and deeper as they become more involved. You may be surprised to learn that you may have already supported the Think Local First movement by simply dining restaurants that source their food locally. If you have ever eaten at Winter Parks Hillstone Restaurant, you have enjoyed freshly grown herbs right from their back yard overlooking Lake Killarney. If you downtown Orlando, you have supported locally raised produce and organic beef. These are just two of the great places to start and taste the difference from some in. To be sure, this movement is not a product of the 21st century. In fact, the Think Local First movement is argued to date back to the 1980s in Rome. However, it is certainly a topic that has resurged with the imminence of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, N.Y., that condemn big business. With the protests acting as a catalyst, the local sustainability efforts gained momentum. The Think Local First movement is pivotal in making consumers aware of their impact on the environment. With constant solicitations and advertisements on television and radio, it can be easy to ignore the local butcher, baker or coopera tive in your own neighborhood. However, according to Shopcity.com, for every dollar spent at a local business, 45 cents is reinvested locally. Alternatively, for every dollar spent at a corporate chain, only 15 cents is reinvested locally. This is a simple example of a complex issue: by pumping money back into the local economy, the community will thrive and create a symbiotic relationship. A relationship in which there is reciprocity and loyalty. No matter your age, geography or even gender, this is something that everyone can be a part of in Central Florida. For more information, visit ourlando. comNatalie Costa is a new media journalist who writes about sustainability in the Central Florida area.  Visit backpackjourna.com IIts easy to invest in community NNATALIE CCOsSTA GGuest Writer Local sustainability is critical to initiate a change that removes big business. THAt T BUILDING HAS GOOD BONES AND WIt T H CREAt T IVIt T Y CAN HELP tT HE (C CROSS SSEMINOLE) tT RAIL BEHIND It T. GGLAD tT O SEE OUR LEADERS ARE LOOKING FORWARD KNOWING tT HE MMEMORIAL BBUILDING WILL BE DEMOLISHED. PPARKS WWILSON GGOOD PROJECt T! THE CIt T Y OF OOVIEDO DOES NEED A DESIGNAt T ED COMMUNIt T Y CENt T ER WIt T H A KIt T CHEN tT O OFFER DIVERSE ACt T IVIt T IES FOR It T S CIt T IZENS, AS WELL AS A MUCH-NEEDED BIGGER LIBRARY. LLISA MMCCCOY HH eres what SeminoleVoice.com readers are writing about the Feb. 10 article Center raises questions about Oviedo buying the old post ofce to turn it into a community center:

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Free! www. Seminole Voice .com Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on? INDEX Life can change in an instant. One second a passionate dancer, competitive softball player or dedicated U.S. Marine, the next, theyre given no hope to ever walk again. Those are just a few stories of people who are using Project Walk Orlando (PWO) and train ers to learn to walk again. The in Longwood, is part of Project Walk based in California. The spinal cord injuries (SCI) who pate in pioneering exercise-based recovery. We teach you that theres more, said Amanda Perla, a cli ent and daughter of PWO found The most common method of rehabilitation for SCI is to com pensate for what the body cant do below the point of injury, for example teaching patients how to function in their wheelchairs. It was thought that the brain couldnt regain control below that point that the nervous communicate movements like walking. tions success have proven that isnt true. Project Walks method is to use exercises that occur dur ing human development, to try to retrain the bodys nervous system and create a new neural pattern. The trainers move their clients legs and bodies the way they would if they were walking, hoping their nervous system will so they can walk on their own. PWO is one of 17 facilities across the U.S., and has helped more than 50 clients regain phys ical sensation and movement, How it started middle of the night in April 2007 with news no parent can imagine hearing. Her daughter had been in a terrible car accident and was This has got to be a night Doctors gave her daughter no hope of walking again, and after some time in the hospital and a rehabilitation center, they sent Amanda Perla, then 18, home to do physical therapy. But it wasnt enough. She was surrounded by depressed people, long past be ing hopeful of recovering from their own injuries. Therapists were teaching her how to live in a wheelchair, and not how to get out of one. It wasnt good enough for there has got to be something else. Soon they found Project Walk in California, and raised funds to make a few trips to explore their rehabilitation program. The im Perla even saw people walking again when she was there. But the family didnt have the money to continue traveling to Califor nia. sion, and two years later they opened their own facility in Longwood. Now their organi from all over Florida, the eastern U.S. and Canada. While they are per hour. Theyre hoping to start a client assistance program to fund the twoto three-hour ses sions. For now, they get support from local groups. The Maitland Mens Club has helped by pur chasing a vital and expensive piece of equipment for them. There are folks in need, said Phil Bonus, president of the es and observes the need, then you just reach inside your heart Calendar > 8 Millennium Middle School presents Disneys, Mulan, Jr. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, in Sanford. Jacob Bushey of Oviedo is among the stars. Celery Stalks ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 4 Interests .................................................. 6 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 14 Ask Sandi .............................................. 15 Young Voices ......................................... 15 Classifieds ............................................. 16 An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars active-duty Navy SEALs. Opening this week: Act of Valor Winter Springs wrestlers score fifth at states Athletics > 10 Group hosts fundraiser for Seminoles stray animals This Week > 3 The first Pole to sail around the world was a local man BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHO T OS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Ellen Becker, above, moved from Ohio to Altamonte Springs to be closer to Longwoods Project Walk Orlando, which is teaching her how to use her legs again. Learning to walk again Schools saved, for now ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice A sigh of relief as audible as the room on Feb. 14 when the Semi nole County School Board agreed to remove school closures as a costsaving option for the 2012-13 school year. This follows a bill in the Leg islature that is poised to allow the school board to put a hold on planned retirement fund increases that would have cost the county crease, the district now has enough room in the budget to keep the schools open for at least one more The school district has lost more during the past four years. The plan to alleviate budget def icits by closing two schools Ge neva and Keeth elementary schools topping the list next year was contested by parents and commu nity members who made strong showings at school board meetings and with letter writing campaigns to the Legislature. Some legislators prevent school districts from clos People from all over the country with spinal cord injuries come to Project Walk Orlando to regain use of their legs Please see WALK on page 5 Please see SAVED on page 2 Senior Voice > 11

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Page 2 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK ing any schools, legislation many said was directed only at Seminole County. The residents of Seminole County have really made education a priority and the Legislature has responded to their outcry, Vogel said. Its not over till its over, but this is certainly a great example of democ racy in action. When students at Geneva learned that their school was safe for one more year, their cheers were so loud, parents waiting outside in the pick-up line could hear them, Principal Tina Erwin said. This is the best Valentines present son said as tears erupted in the classroom. Vogel cautioned that they still have a lot of work ahead of them to keep the schools open long term as enrollment in the county school district continues to decline. At the recommendation of Chairman Tina Calderone and member Dede Schaff ner, we have asked major local corporations meyer, CEO emeritus of Orlando Health, has agreed to do so, Vogel said. The board has also voted to establish an operations committee with representatives from each school appointed by the princi pals to set criteria that would be used in the event that school closure is necessary, Vogel said. Vogel said out that long term, the only way to save the schools is to raise addition al funds. Voters rejected a half-cent sales-tax referendum by 51 percent of voters in 2010. Vogel has proposed adding a 1 mil increase to the property tax that would alleviate the The increase would have to be approved by the board before May 8 in order to be added to the August ballet for voter ap proval, Vogel said. THIS WEEK in history March 6, 1899 The Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceuti cal company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine. Published Friday, Feb. 24, 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. 7 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 Park, 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 We will be having an Open House on March 3rd & 4th. There will be Food & Beverages, Door Prizes, & Storewide Sales. 5,000 Sq. Ft. Mall with 56 Dealers in Downtown Oviedo. Primitives, Antiques, Furniture, Shabby Chic Dcor, Coins & Paper Money, Gold, Silver, Costume Jewelry, Longaberger Baskets, Glassware, LP Albums, Barbie Dolls, Antiquarian Books, and all of your favorite Collectibles. Always buying old Paper Money, Gold & Silver Coins & Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & Household items. L OCATED IN OVIEDO SHOPPING PLA ZA. Kay Halley & other Halleys Antique Dealers now located at Oviedo Antique Mall. Open 7 Days Mon. Sat..10am-7pm, Sun..12pm-6pm95 Geneva Drive, Oviedo FL 32765 Oviedo Antique Mall SAVED | School Board likely to ask for millage hike C ONTINUED FR OM FR ONT PA GE PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel tells about Oviedos rst famous resident, the star of the Sky King TV show, during the Oviedo Historical Tour on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tales of the past

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Page 3 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice It must have been frightening for the three-month-old stray. All alone and starving, with cars whipping by and the constant pain of a too-tight collar gripping her neck, the world was a scary and friendless place. Things didnt seem to be get ting any better for the little husky mix when the big white truck pulled up to take her to the shel ter. For Ki though, every dogs nightmare was about to become her saving grace. The shelter staff soon discov ered the source of Kis anguish. tish from many days alone, fend ing for herself. It took two surgical procedures and the love of good people to bring Ki back to the happy puppy she once was. This kind of surgical interven tion gets costly and with a lim ited budget, local shelters like Seminole County Animal Services struggle to provide the care some animals need before they can be considered adoptable. We do the best we can but we cant do expensive surgeries on every animal that comes in here, so its really nice, when we get an animal thats special to get that help for them, Diane Gagliano, program coordinator for Seminole County Animal Services, said. While she will always bear the scars of her ordeal, 6 months later Ki is an energetic tail-thumper who is looking for somebody to love. The lucky pup is currently waiting in a foster home where she is learning to be part of a fam ily and what housetraining is all about. These success stories dont happen every day, but they come along often enough to remind Ga gliano why she loves her job. After six years with SCAS, Ga gliano has seen a lot of animals come and go. She knows many of their sto ries by heart. She can tell potential adopters how long the dog or cat has been there, what their person ality is like and what sort of home would suit them before theyve even had a chance to look them over. She also knows the stigma that a county shelter carries. People say things like Oh, the animals. or I could never go there, its too depressing, Ga gliano said. Its always surpris ing to me because this is the place you should be going to because these are the animals that dont have a safety net. We need people to adopt from us or we run out of space. With an average of 1,000 ani mals arriving each month thats not hard to do. Of those, about half get ad opted, transferred to other rescue groups or reclaimed by owners. The others, due to poor health, advanced age or aggression will never leave the shelter for happy homes. Without enough space, time or money to rehabilitate County run facilities do not turn away any animals regardless of their adoptability. They must take every case that comes to their door, putting them in the unten able position of choosing which animals to help and which cannot be saved. Expensive surgeries and treat ments were out of the question until a group of shelter volunteers If we have an animal that needs something that we are not budgeted for, thats when we go by raising the money themselves, Gagliano said. than 300 animals and is now set to begin one of their most ambitious projects to date. When the SCAS kennels were designed, they included a ventila tion system, but due to budgetary constraints, it was never installed. to make the project a reality. This upgrade will keep the kennels cool in the summer and move fresh air throughout the building to help prevent disease and improve the overall indoor air quality. So far weve raised almost half the money we need, Kris Bu With upcoming events like Sit, Stay, Sip & Save a Life, a wine and food tasting event, they hope to rapidly close the gap. ing their goals means saving more lives and bringing more families ditions. Anything they do is all cen tered around talking about Ani mal Services, to try to get people down here, Gagliano said. SHELLIES GROOMING & SUPPLY INC.120 Alexandria Blvd., Ste. 14 Oviedo, FL 32765 Mon Thur 8:00 a.m 6:00p.m. 407-366-9560 for appt.Oviedo Business Center Tuscawilla Animal Hospital Your Other Family DoctorsSince 1980 Dr. Alex Suero Dr. Juan Colom Dr. Janis Liro Dr. Katie Morgan Medicine, Dentistry, & Surgery X-Rays, Ultrasound, & EKG On Site Lab & Pharmacy After-hour Emergencies & Critical Care Grooming, Bathing, & Boarding Vaccinations, Preventative Medicine, & Supplies www.tuscawillavet.com1101 EAST TUSCAWILLA POINT WINTER SPRINGS, FL 32708 (407) 699-1500 407-699-4465 Monday & Thursday 7:30-7:30 Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30-6:00 Saturday 8:30-12:30 ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Dogs such as Ki are getting a better chance at survival thanks to TEARS. The group hosts a fundraiser on Friday, March 2. Seminole County Animal Services will get a break from the heat with a new ventilation system A breath of fresh air TEARS is hosting Sit, Stay, Sip & Save a Life on Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Courtyard of Park Place at Heathrow Center. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event.

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Page 4 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice Overheard the other day from a few ladies eating in one of Ovie dos few restaurants: where did the month of February go? I am wondering that myself, especially when I thought I had just written my column a few days ago. Time and having fun. Farm fresh Speaking of fun do come to the Oviedo Historical Societys day of the month at the Lawton House. The market boasts about 30 vendors, music by Leftover Bis cuits, food and drinks. The mar ket is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is available for all. Make a date and bring your friends. Food tasting luncheon The Oviedo Womans Club annual Tasting Luncheon Fruit of Our Labor will be held from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the clubhouse, 414 King St. Cookbooks will be sold ets will be sold at the door also now from any club member, or by calling the clubhouse at 407-3659420. Trucks double down day, March 11, to its regular monthly calendar on top of the already scheduled Sunday, March 31, Food Truck Wars. Februarys event was very successful and guests can expect the Food Truck with the variety of gourmet food cooked fresh to order in a warm and inviting family atmosphere. Hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the event is held in the north west parking lot between Cham berlins and the malls North Pa tio entrance. Style school Paul Mitchell The School signed a deal to open in late 2012 in the Oviedo Mall. The deal was to lease space for a three-part use including cosmetology school, salon services and retail product offerings. The world-renowned name brand, which will be relocat ed from its former Casselberry lo cation, will span more than 15,000 square feet right at the front door of the Oviedo Mall, on the North Cinemas, and wrap around Kay inside and outside the mall. The glass front space, once intended for a restaurant, has never been built out until now. Paul Mitchell two other spaces. Paul Mitchell The School will offer traditional cosmetology classes, which are available na tionwide, along with discounted salon services and a wide variety of Paul Mitchell brand products. Run for families at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo son Heights Middle Schools 50th cal charities and the Seminole County Public Schools Families da student. For more information, call 407-320-4550. Picking at Pappys Avenue, is Pappys Patch that has loads of fresh strawberries for you to pick. Please call 407-366-8512 for dates, times and directions to pick those great red berries. Festival season Looking ahead here are some future events that you may wish to mark now in your calen dars: St. Patricks Day is March 17; Founders Day is March 31 ter; Easter Sunday is April 8; and the Taste of Oviedo is Saturday, April 14, at the Oviedo Mall. I have been asked about the dates of these events and now here they are for your calendars. A thought graduated from the school of ex perience, someone thinks up a new course. Mary H. Waldrip Leap Day this week What would you do with an extra twenty-four hours? This year we get the gift of leap year's extra day on Feb. 29 and have this unique event. It is our way of keeping the calendar aligned with the earth's annual revolu tion around the sun. It takes the earth 365.2422 days to circle the sun, but our Gregorian calendar is exactly 365 days. Without the adjustment it is said that in one hundred years our calendar would be off twenty-four days, nearly a month! To qualify as a leap year the year must be evenly divisible by 4, 100 and 400. So think about what you can do with that extra 24 hours and make it count. Thank you Geneva Elementary Task Force By now we know that the Seminole County School Board removed school closings as a budget solution for the com ing year. Geneva Elementary of course was considered to be at the top of the short list and that vulnerability made it a quick target. The Geneva Mustangs' rescue effort led by the Save Geneva Elementary Task Force. Our com munity owes these 14 people a huge debt of thanks for taking on this issue with unlimited time, commitment, dedication and professionalism. These folks are true com munity heroes who reviewed documents, conducted research, reached out to the community, garnered support at the county and state levels, planned strate gies, wrote letters, sent emails and attended multiple School Board meetings. They represent the epitome of what we call 'get ting involved' and not only over the past several months. They volunteer their time all year long in efforts that directly and indi and its students. Most of them are involved in many, many community, volun teer and leadership opportunities but always seem to make time when they feel so compelled. They always step up because they love this village, its history and especially the school that nourishes the children who will shape our future. Hats off and well done to the Fearless Fourteen. Your passion is appreciated and truly priceless. Fearless Fourteen in alphabetical order Kiersten Berkoben, PTA Presi dent, School Advisory Council; Sandy Buckner, School Advisory Council; Veronica Beaudoin, Association; Cindy Decker, PTA Board, School Advisory Council; torical & Genealogical Society; McCoy, parent; Dean Price, par Warren, PTA Board; Christine Wydra, PTA Board; Imogene Yar borough, community member. Future school budget issues and elections Please take a few moments to get in touch with any or all of them and extend your personal thanks for what they've done and will continue to do in the months to come. This is also a great time to educate yourself about issues that affect our school budgets like unfunded state and national mandates, transportation costs, charter schools, enrollment, capacity and school retirement pensions. Don't forget the next School Board Commission elections will be in August and November. 4th of July Planning Meeting Community Yard Sale Festival will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Community Center. The meet ing will focus on selecting this year's theme. All new ideas and newcomers are absolutely wel comemany hands lighten the workload, so come on out and help fellow Genevans plan our signature event. Mark your calendar Saturday, March 3, for the Annual Geneva Community Yard Sale. Find beautiful crafts, lovely treasures, food and trinkets while support ing the Geneva Historical & Ge nealogical Society. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Mary 407-349-2329. 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 Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Look for your insert in today's paperwww.centraloridafair.com Central Florida Fair March 1 March 11 Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800 Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > Thank you, Fabulous Fourteen CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerystalks@att.net TALK T O JANET > March begins festival time Hats off and well done to the Fearless Fourteen. Your passion is appreciated and truly priceless.

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Page 5 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice and yourself and you step up and assist if you can. Offering hope Now Perla is surrounded by people who are enthusiastic and determined. There isnt a single person at PWO who says walking cant be a possibility. I never felt like I had to be embarrassed to say that I want to walk again to anyone here, she said. This place offers that hope and it has the physical ability to Ellen Becker, who moved from Ohio to Altamonte Springs to be closer to their program, feels the same way. She loves being around people who are focused on making their lives better. After a car accident left her 18, doctors said she would be blind, have the mental abilities of a third-grader and not be able to move from the shoulders down. None of that is true today. Becker said she cant wait to and shes hopeful thats possible after seeing improvements in her core strength, balance and feeling sensation in her legs. It just makes you feel unstop pable, she said. And thats one quality every one who comes to PWO has in common. They know that its an uphill battle, and that recovery will take a lifetime, but theyre willing to make the effort. Client Michael Carter, of Tampa, has his military background and family to push him. I dont give up, he said. I have a Marine mentality. To sell something as valuable as the family livestock for a handful of beans would put any of us in either the nuthatch or poorhouse. and then climbed his magic bean stalk to the giants realm. His ad ventures and rewards were worth the effort, resulting in riches and tales enduring to this day. If only our gardening adventures could be so fruitful, alas I am here to tell you they can be! The common edible vegetable, tagged taxonomically as Phaseo lus vulgaris, has been cultivated by us humans, Homo sapiens, for thousands of years in both the old and new world. Colum an early cruise to the Bahamas. The Native American method of growing beans, corn and squash as companion plants is called Three Sisters cropping. Vining pole beans have been a staple crop for modern Americans since tinent. The recent development of the bush bean has motivated modern cultivation to reach an industrial scale. As a green snap or unripe bean, we eat the immature seed along with the tender pods. This expedited harvest provides an earlier crop than letting the bean reach the shelling or dried stage. The varieties grown for green harvest are different from many other familiar storage types, such dening is the multiple harvests provided as beans continue to crop is hand picked. Green beans also come in yellow wax and The pole or vining types offer on the trellis and produce over a longer timeframe. To grow pole beans requires the construction of a suitable trellis of about 6-feettall that is able to withstand the vagaries of our erratic weather, especially wind. I created trellis rings of scrap fence 3 feet in diameter that are transportable and available for other climbing crops. Varieties of bush beans I have successfully grown include Pro vider, Contender, Top Crop and Blue Lake. Bush beans planted directly to garden soil and spaced about 4 to 6 inches apart produce Beans are leguminous, mean ing they can produce their own with certain types of soil bacte ria. Inoculating bacteria can be purchased to imbue this natural phenomenon to your gardening playbook. For a truly productive example and plant the magical fruit. (You knew that was com ing!) A Nations strength lies in the well-being of its people. e Social Security program plays an important part in providing for families, children and older persons in time of stress, but it cannot remain static. Changes in our population, in our working habits, and in our standard of living require constant revision.June 30, 1961 John F. 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Page 6 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice INTERESTS Ever since he was 8 years old, Timothy Moran knew he wanted to be a lawyer. He didnt want it in the same way all children talk about want ing to be lawyers, doctors or as tronauts, though. Moran knew it in a way that it was what he was destined to do. In a way, he says, it was in his blood. Born in New York and raised from middle school onward in Oviedo, Moran, 34, says he al ways looked up to his uncle and grandfather who were both men of the law. His grandfather, Francis Richard Moran, was a former Supreme Court Justice in the 5th district of New York, and his uncle, David Shute, was once the chief general counsel for the Sears Roebuck company. He still looks up to them to day black-and-white portraits of each man sit high atop a book Oviedo. I grew up hearing the hon or of the law and the positive change you can make in practic ing law, surrounded by the exam ples of these great men, Moran said. Ive wanted it since I was 8 years old, and its been every thing Ive ever wished it to be. A member of the Florida Bar since 2007, and owner of his private practice in Oviedo since November 2010, Moran has been working to make his fam ily proud and upholding the val ues of the law, both through his practice and extensive pro bono work. Giving back Since May 2009, Moran, a Uni versity of Central Florida gradu ate, has completed more than 600 hours of pro bono work through out Florida, working to help peo ple who could not otherwise af ford legal aid in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases. On Jan. 26, he received the 2012 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award from the Supreme Court of Flor ida in Tallahassee. The members of the Oviedo City Council also passed a resolution on Feb. 20 in recognition of the honor he has brought to the community. Moran said he has one quote, by French missionary Stephen Grellet, that he lives by in his approach to practicing law. He recited the quote in his award acceptance speech in front of the Florida Supreme Court: I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again. That is why you do pro bono work, Moran added, because it is the right thing to do and you shall not pass this way again. Supreme honor In the Florida Supreme Court Chambers, he received a stand ing ovation, judges included. Though he was unable to physically stand himself he was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair in that mo ment, surrounded by his family and colleagues, Moran felt taller than anyone else. To have the privilege in front of the highest court, to be so warmly and well received was such an honor and pleasure, he said. Lena Smith, pro bono man ager for the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, which in need of his pro bono services, was the one who nominated him for the award. Yearly, Smith said, the Florida Bar recommends attorneys com plete 20 hours of pro bono ser vice. Morans 600 hours, she said, were anything but typical and warranted of recognition. He has done above and be yond what most attorneys do in volunteering to help low-income clients, she said. Hes done all the work and was very well-de serving of the award In spite of whatever is or has gone on in his life, he has decided to take what ever lemons that life may have dealt him and make lemonade. Hes just wonderful. Smith said comments she re ceives from Morans pro bono clients range from compassion ate and caring, to dedicated and hardworking. Everybody loves him, she said. A helping hand Moran, whose law practice focus es on foreclosures, wills, guard ianship and probate, said he does the pro bono work because he feels its his duty as a lawyer to help people in their time of need. In his mind, in guardianship, hes helping someone with a disabili ty; with wills, hes granting piece of mind; probate, hes aiding af ter the loss of a loved one; and in foreclosures, hes doing all he can to help people save their homes. You cant describe the feeling you get when you help people in that way, he said. One case in particular sticks back on his 600 hours of pro bono service. Saving homes A woman had been told her mo unlivable, and in turn it was torn down with her selling the interest for her lot to a third-party, in re turn for a different mobile home placed on the same property. She ended up paying a mortgage on a home that was also of question able construction, situated on land she no longer owned, Mo ran said. She sought legal assistance when she was facing foreclosure on the newer home, and was matched with Moran through Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. After two years of back-andforth, Moran was able to help the woman save her home, which she would now own free and clear. He says hell never forget the phone call he got from her af ter the case was closed, and she once again had the rights to her home. He recalls that she had one simple question: She asked, Mr. Moran, does this mean I can plant my tulips wherever I want now? he re called. If that doesnt tell you the value of this work I dont know what will. In addition to his practice and pro bono work, Moran also par ticipates in numerous outreach programs to help nurture the next generation of lawyers, including serving as a liaison and super vising interns with Florida A&M Universitys College of Law. I love what I do, he said. I absolutely positively wake up every morning thinking Im blessed and privileged to do the work that I do. THIS WEEK in human history March 5, 1963 The Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the companys co-founder Arthur Spud Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. FORECLOSURE DEFENSECERTIFIED FLORIDA SPECIFICFORECLOSURE PREVENTION COUNSELORTim MoranAttorney at Law407-366-TLAW(8529)Fax: 407-366-8528 WILLSCONSUMER BANKRUPTCYTRUSTSCONTRACTSGUARDIAN ADVOCACYPROBATEGARNISHMENTSSHORT SALES Initial Consultation FREE THE LAW OFFICE OFM T M T M T T T T T M T M M TIMOTHY A. MORAN, LLC FORECLOSURE DEFENSECERTIFIED FLORIDA SPECIFICFORECLOSURE PREVENTION COUNSELORTim MoranAttorney at Law407-366-TLAW(8529)Fax: 407-366-8528 WILLSTRUSTSCONTRACTSBANKRUPTCY Initial Consultation FREE Call of duty SARAH WILSON The Voice PHO T O COUR TESY OF TIMOTHY MORAN Oviedo lawyer Timothy Moran, front center, was honored by the Supreme Court of Florida for his pro bono work. I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. French missionary Stephen Grellet For more information about Timothy Morans law practice, visit tmoranlaw.net Learn more

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Page 7 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice Family Calendar Mark will walk into a room full of colleagues on Feb. 27 and accept some well-earned admiration for his years of dedicated service to the Winter Springs Police force. His retirement is a bittersweet milestone. Not getting up every morning, heading off to work with his partner and keeping the city safe will be a big adjustment, but Marks health isnt what it once was and his doctors say its time to take a break. Unlike most retirees though, Mark wont be spending any time on the golf course or taking up any new hobbies. He wont do much traveling. In fact, the back Marks not a big fan of the arent. Mark, a 9-year-old German Shepherd, is one of two elite K-9s that the Winter Springs Police De partment is retiring this year. The other, Rico, is retiring at the ripe old age of 12. Mark has served Winter Springs side-by-side with his partner, Corporal Kevin Crager, for seven years. In that time, they have formed a unique bond born of their love of police work and each other. Finding common ground wasnt easy in the beginning though, Crager said. there was a previous one and they just did not mesh well as a team, he said. Mark is very stubborn and set in his ways, and I tell peo ple he has his rules. For probably if we would be a team together. they spent 400 hours in training together, learning the skills neces sary to work as an effective unit. By now they are so good to gether, it seems almost as if Mark is reading Cragers mind. Like many great partnerships, the two communicate in their own language. In this case, its a com bination of formal German com mands, English words, body lan guage and a smattering of police jargon that Mark interprets with incredible ease. Mark is trained as a dual-pur pose dog, meaning he is both a scent detection dog in his case, explosives and on patrol he is tuned sense of smell to track and locate suspects and the occasional missing person. On one occasion, Crager said, they were tracking an autistic boy who had run away from home. The boy had gotten upset, packed a bag and left through his bedroom window. Mark quickly located the boy in a neighbors yard, and when Crager caught up to the pair, the boy was happily sharing his peanut butter crack ers with the 100-pound police dog who was delighted to have found a new friend. Not all of Marks stories are quite so heartwarming though. In the line of duty he has been kicked, punched and elbowed in the face. Following one particular ly tough arrest, Mark had to have his spleen removed, possibly due to injuries he received. Mark has even been credited with solving cases that had his hu man counterparts stumped. Twice he was able to locate missing guns that were directly linked to cases that would not have been solved if the evidence had not been recovered. One involved him searching a the area side-by-side. As the case went on through the night and into the next morn said Oviedo Police Lieutenant Adam Egert. The area was heav ily wooded and we had no idea where to look exactly. The dog (Mark) made it a lot easier. He hit on the towel where the gun was hidden in less than half an hour. In another case, he found a gun hidden in a 30,000-square-foot warehouse. Marks detection talents are well-known. Early in their career together he and Crager placed accuracy in explosive detection in a nationwide police dog competi tion. Mark is one of only two certi dogs in the county. the force, Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle said. None more so than for his part ner. 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 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) Follow That RabbitThe W onderland Story: Come and join Alice in this family favorite, suitable for all ages, at the Indian Trails Middle School Cafeteria on Tuskawilla Road, 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. For more information call 407-320-4350. The Annual Shakespeare Com petition for Orange, Seminole and Osceola students in grades 9-12 sponsored by the EnglishSpeaking Union of Central Florida will be held at The University Club of Winter Park at 4 p.m. on Mon day, Feb. 27. The winner is given an all-expenses paid trip to New York to compete at Lincoln Center in the National Competition. The rst place winner there receives a scholarship to study at the British American Drama Academy the fol lowing summer. This March, Lymlight Productions travels to the 1946 Iowa State Fair as they mount the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, State Fair. This beloved musical takes the stage from March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Lyman High School Auditorium. Middle school stu dents may enjoy one free ticket for each paying adult just bring along your valid middle school ID! Reserve your priority seating tick ets before they sell out at $12, or view the show from all other seat ing at $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Reserve your general admission tickets at the presale price by contacting 407-7462329, or email SusanM_Jones@ scps.k12..us In celebration of its 50th birthday, the students of Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo are host ing the inaugural JHMS: Run the City 5K Run/W alk 7:30 a.m. at Oviedo Mall on Saturday, March 3. Registration is $25 per per son, $20 for any Florida student, with all proceeds to benet local charities and the Seminole County Public Schools Families in Tran sition program. Visit http://www. jhms.scps.k12..us Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Program for Nocturnal An imals Night Hike on March 3 at the Lake Harney Wilderness Area from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Come learn about habitats and the wonderful and sometimes mysterious crea tures that come out at night. Call 407-349-0959. Its $3 per person. Please register in advance. Join the Seminole County Envi ronmental Studies for a weeklong spring break day camp for ages 7-12. The registration deadline is March 5. Call 407-349-0959 for more information. The inaugural Spring Family Fes tival in Winter Springs is Saturday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Email calendar submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com K-9s exit is bittersweet ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Winter Springs Corp. K evin Crager poses with retiring K-9 ofcer Mark. Please see K-9 on page 8

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Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com Calendar FEB. 24 The Fine Arts Department at Semi nole State College of Florida hosts Yow Dance of Orlando for Spring into Dance. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 in the Fine Arts Theatre (building G) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The performance on Sunday, Feb. 26, will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Reservations are recommended. Call 407-708-2040. This months Sanford Art W alk has edible art, zebra art, abstract art and art thats all about love, including Sculpted Wine Chiller by Cathy Lar son (pictured). The event is free and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 in Historic Downtown Sanford. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com FEB. 25 The Krewe of Leaders will host the Regional Mardi Gras Gala Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Al bans Cathedral Grundruff Hall, 3348 W. State Road 426, in Oviedo. Get to know the community volunteers se lected for the Royal Court. Call 407484-5461 for reservations. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, there is a concert featuring Grammy-winning recording artist Doug Cotler, part of a yearlong celebration of Temple Shir Shaloms 10th Anniversary The event will take place at the Reformed Theological Seminary, 1231 Refor mation Drive, in Oviedo. Visit tem pleshirshalom.org FEB. 28 Seminole State College of Floridas Tuesday Voices, an open-mic poetry reading series continues its season at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Sanford/Lake Mary campus Multipur pose Room (building C). This event is free. Visit seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040. MARCH 2 For one night only, St. Lukes Lu theran Church presents interna tional Christian recording duo Keith & Kristyn Getty live in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2. This event is free. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Contact Joshua Jones at 407-365-3408 or jjones@stlukesoviedo.org The Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida will host its Spring Star Party on Friday, March 2, with the opportunity to view Mercury, Ve nus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. This free event is from 6:30-11 p.m. with the live sky show at 9 p.m. Visit www. seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360. MARCH 3 Wine & Dine for the Arts to benet the Florida Symphony Youth Orches tra takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Car rabbas; 5820 Red Bug Lake Road, in Oviedo. For more information visit fsyo.org Shop at the 10th Annual Geneva Community Yard & Craft Sale on Sat urday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Geneva Community Center on First Street. MARCH 4 Celebrate Pulaski Day with PNA Lodge 3216 at the Polonia Restau rant from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at 750 S. Highway 17-92 in Longwood. Contact 407-365-2586 or wodahowski@c.rr.com MARCH 8 Come out and commemorate St. Pat ricks Day on Thursday, March 8, at downtown Sanfords Alive After 5 Its a Green Thing! This event is from 5-8 p.m. in Sanford. Tickets are only $7. Contact 407-302-2586 or info@sanfordwelcomecenter.com MARCH 9 Epiphany Lutheran Church is hosting a community rummage sale Friday, March 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 1498 Tuskawilla Road, Oviedo. Call 407678-6672 for information. MARCH 10 Christian HELP celebrates its 20th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 10 at 450 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry. Call 407834-4022 for more information or to RSVP. MARCH 11 Voice columnist Tom Carey hosts In tro to Sundew Gardening Organic Gardening W orkshop for $20, from 10 a.m. to noon, March 11. There will also be a Propagating Seedlings and Transplants workshop at the greenhouse from 1-4 p.m. for $15, or $30 for both. RSVP to sundewgar dens@gmail.com or 407-430-2178. Mulan at Millennium Millennium Middle School will present Disneys, Mulan, Jr. on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at 21 Lakeview Drive, Sanford. Tickets are $4. Call 407-320-6550. (Pictured clockwise from left are Brandon Deuber of Altamonte Springs, Jacob Bushey of Oviedo, Madison Meltz of Altamonte Springs and Kayshala Pendleton of San ford.) HeArt of Winter The Sixth Annual HeART of Win ter South comes to the Jean ine Taylor Folk Art gallery at 211 E. First St., in Sanford from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The event is free. Visit jtfolkart.com for more information. W orlds Festival 2012 The Rotary Club of Casselberry will present the best cultural performing arts from around the world at The Worlds Festival 2012, scheduled from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Metro Life Auditorium, 910 S. Winter Park Dr., Casselberry. For more information visit www.RotaryFestival.org I never wanted to retire him, Crager said. I always imagined he would die doing what he loves best. Seeing him age is going to be really tough. Mark will stay with his part ner and best friend at the home they share, but he hasnt exactly agreed to give up his job just yet. He still thinks he is on duty, Crager said. Even when the train goes by my house Mark thinks he needs to stop it and he really believes he can thats just the type of dog he is, he would do anything to protect the ones he loves. Marks work ethic matches his heart. I always say he never does anything 100 percent for him its 200 percent every day. Thats what made it so hard when Marks vet diagnosed him with kidney disease in Decem ber. I choked up, learning that this might be it, Crager said. It was a bad day. I walked into the done, we have to retire him. There was a lot of concern for Mark, knowing all that he has done for the community, Brunelle said. It was heartwrenching; Crager was tearing up, because, you know, thats his buddy, his best friend. Marks legacy will live on. Mark and Crager have begun training the next generation of police dogs. Vader, an all-black German Shepherd, will take Marks place at the completion of his training. Learn more K-9 | C ONTINUED FROM P AGE 7

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Page 9 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice Paul Mitchell moves in Paul Mitchell The School and Oviedo Mall signed a new lease for space to include a cosmetology school, salon services and retail product offer ings. The world-renowned name brand, which will relocate from their former Casselberry loca tion, will span over 15,000 square feet at the North Patio entrance near Regal Cinemas, and wrap around Kay Jewelers. Visit Orlando.paul mitchell.edu to learn more. Student honors Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Samson Kodzis of Winter Springs was named to the universitys Deans List. The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to Daniel Mongiove of Winter Springs and Sean Murphy of Longwood. Ellen Morris of Longwood has been named to the Deans List at William Woods University. Casselberry business featured Tom and Bob Cannon, cousins and co-founders of Casselberry-based BungoBox, a company that rents plastic, reusable bins as an alterna tive to cardboard, starred on Bloomberg The Mentor on Feb. 21. The show gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to gain expert guid ance. To view the episode, visit bloomberg. com/tv/shows/the-mentor Tax Help Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at 17 sites, including the Win ter Spring Senior Center, 400 N. Edgemon Ave., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will also be at the Oviedo Gym & Aquatic Center, 148 S. Division St. on Tuesdays from Feb. 7 through April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information visit aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-800-227-7669. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers. Enter your chiliShowcase your business! Be a sponsor or a vendorVolunteers needed PROCEEDS TOBENEFITTHANK YOU TO SOME OF OUR SPONSORSPRESENTED BY Notes Geneva Archery presentsJunior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program Orientation ClassesWinter 2012 Registration: Open until March 17 or until FilledJunior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that is designed to teach archery to young people over a series of classes taught by a Certied Archery Instructor. JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of range safety and proper shooting form. JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-condence, and teambuilding skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and does not require prior experience.Register by email: PhilGraves@GenevaArchery.com For more information call: 407-221-7764 You must receive an Email conrmation! Program Dates: Five Weeks on Saturdays, starts Mar. 17th Cost: $55 ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED Includes a certicate of completion promoting the archer to the next level of training. Classes held at Geneva Archery Range, www.GenevaArchery .com 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. Cat found 2.5 miles from familys home After the Harvey family cat Lola went missing on Jan. 29, they posted more than 30 iers all around the Lake Charm/Black Hammock area the rst week of February and got a few phone calls about people seeing a calico cat here and there, but every time theyd go to the location, there was no cat to be found. They even got a call about a dead calico cat in the road off of Geneva Drive. Nicole Harvey went to investigate and it was not their cat, so they still had hope. On day 12, Feb. 10, Nicole received a call from a woman who said she thought she had their cat. Her children recognized the cat from the yers. Nicole knew it was Lola just from hearing her meow in the background on the phone. Lola had wandered through the Black Hammock woods 2.5 miles from the familys home. We got her back and couldnt be hap pier! Nicole wrote in an email. The woman that found her is actually a substitute teacher at my daughters school, so that made it even more special. Just wanted to share our happy story! Pictured is Lola with the Harvey girls. Fire department awards citizens The Seminole County Fire Department presented two citizen awards Feb. 10, to Bob Johnson and Victor Bryan Wooten for their quick actions in the early morning hours of Jan. 6. That morning, Johnson and Wooten, employees of the Palm Valley community near UCF, noticed smoke coming from the air conditioner unit of a home. They alerted the homeowner, who made it out safely, called 911 and attempted to extinguish the re by using a neighbors gar den hose. Pictured from left to right are Johnson, Seminole County Fire Chief Leeanna Mims, Seminole County Battalion Chief Becky Ward and Wooten.

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Page 10 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice ATHLET I CS Oviedo and Hagertys boys bas ketball teams are headed to the narrow victories in tough regional For the Oviedo Lions (19-10), their Class 7A win over Viera was a 56-53 nail-biter that came down The Lions had trounced New Smyrna Beach 74-52 on Feb. 16 to make their way into the semi Now the Lions are moving on to face an Ocala Forest (19-5) team opponents on the regional ladder. That game starts at 7 p.m. on Sat urday, Feb. 25, at Oviedo. The Hagerty Huskies domi nated Flagler Palm Coast. The Huskies (23-7) fought through for a 71-67 win in Jacksonville for the right to come back home for the regional championship. For that game theyll host a West Orange (22-7) team that just polished off a strong Dr. Phillips tips off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hagerty. Winter Springs may have seen higher rungs on the state wres tling championship ladder, but not by much. On Feb. 18 the Bears climbed nearly as high as they had ever been, setting team records in 124 teams at the FHSAA champi onships. The kids had a great week end, Coach Scott Gomrad said. They had a lot of fun. In this case fun means a state champion, state runner-up, a isher among the teams ranks. For 152-pound senior Eric ONeill, the top of his wrestling headgear, back-to-back wrestling champi onships will end his high school career on a high note. Always the team heavyweight, Scott Accomando went out with a bang in his senior year, placing a close runner up in the 285-pound ished strong, with a fourth place But it may be 120-pound senior Taevin Stoney who was the most jubilant of all. In three years on the team, after a sophomore debut that went 0-8, after a junior year when he went 10-15 and missed found his spotlight. The longtime understudy of a deep 120-pound class for the with a clear shot of the postseason, Hed never wrestled in the postseason, then as a senior he won the conference tournament and district tournament, Gom rad said. He fought his way into the state championships in Lakeland, For many, that moral loss would knock them out of the tournament mentally, Gomrad said. There are only four rounds separating a wrestler from the championship if he wins them all. Stoneys loss put him on a much round, he had to win four conso lation rounds just to have a shot place. But Stoney battled back, and consolation rounds he fought his way to the podium, then into third place. He dug deep and challenged said. Ive never seen anything like it. It was a great lesson for our future kids that when they go down there to battle, it proves the power of the human spirit. In the end the Bears had among their ranks an elite eight including top-10 placers Austin Day, Johnny Morgan, Patrick Cobb and Bran weight class in a Bears uniform. After starting what could have been a rebuilding year, the Bears did well, Gomrad said. We were taking pride in this not being a year that wed have to take a step back, he said. We just had a tremendous group of kids who all stayed together. THIS WEEK in sports history Feb. 28, 1940 Mario Andretti, whose name will become synonymous with American auto racing, is born in Montona, Italy. He officially retired from racing in 1994 as the only driver to ever win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and a Formula One championship. Offer valid at the UCF Arena Box Ofce, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.comOffer Valid Thru 3/3/12. Only valid on $31 and $21 price levels. Minimum purchase of 3 tickets. Additional Fees may apply. Subject to availability. No double discounts. Sun., Mar. 4 2:00pm Special Family Value Pack! SAVE up to $7 on Tickets! Use promo code FAMILY Special Family Value Pack!SAVEup to $7 on Tickets! Use promo code FAMILY Lions, Huskies show teeth ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHO T O COUR TESY OF JOE PETRO The Winter Springs wrestling team placed fth in the state championship. PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Hagertys boys basketball team dominated Flagler Palm Coast on F eb. 16. Bears win big ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Knights slash Pirates ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice The Knights are just a week away from closing out the regular sea son on the basketball court, and theyre looking to do it with a bang after beating East Carolina 64-55 on Feb. 18. That win returned the Knights (19-7, 8-4) to their winning ways after a stumble last week against Southern Miss. It also marked one of the big gest games of the season for se rained down 11 points while assists. Another dominant allaround performance came from Isaiah Sykes, who picked up nine points, six rebounds, four turn overs, three assists, three blocks and two steals on the night, with out committing any fouls. With the Conference USA tournament looming on the hori to close out the regular season with a series of wins. The Knights faced the Rice Owls in Houston at press time Wednesday night, but will return for their penultimate home game with a showdown against a surg ing UTEP (13-13, 6-6), tipping off at 8 p.m. Saturday. Come Saturday, March 3, fans of longtime fan favorite chance to see him on the home court, tipping off at 7 p.m. against UAB.

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Page 11 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice This is not a story about me, Mabel Wagner says, as she sits on Park home. This is about my husband. Only her mischievous white Scottish terrier lay curled up be side her as she speaks. No, she says, hes not here, but with a glance around her living room, paired with the words she tells, the story of her late-husband, Wladek Wagner, begins to take life. windowsill, and another, the largest, is docked on the mantle. Hung beside them are an aged and yellowing drawn portrait, a sailor cap and plaques in both Pol ish and English commemorating a mans journey around the world. On the other walls hang pictures and paintings of the sea. I was not there, she says. This is entirely his story. Im just the one here now to tell it. In seven years, from 1932 to 1939, Wladek Wagner became the gate the globe. In 2012, 100 years since his birth, 80 years since his sailing voyage began, and 20 years since his death, the Polish and global sailing communities have joined together to celebrate and commemorate Wagners ac complishments. From Friday, Jan. 20, through Monday, Jan. 23, more than 50 ships and 300 sailors descended upon Trellis Bay in the British Vir gin Islands, where the Wagners called home for eight years be fore eventually landing in Winter Park, for the Wagner Sailing Rally 2012, held to honor the late cap tain. They also unveiled a plaque in his honor. In 1931, inspired by Polands relatively new access to the sea following World War I, Wagner foot motored sailboat he found half buried in sand on the coast of Gdynia, Poland, for the rough equivalent of $4. He spent months of labor and love making it seaworthy. Sentimental for the history and hardships endured by the Polish people, Wagner wrote in journals that it was his dream to sail the ing the colors to all parts and peo ple of the world. In his pride for his country, he decided he was going to do some places it had never been before, his wife said. named the Zjawa I pronounced Zava and meaning like a ghost or phantom is the smallest of the three ships that hang above Mabel Wagners window. It is the boat, she says, that started her hus bands journey around the world, from Poland to South America. There would be two more Zja was before his mission was com plete: Zjawa II to get him from South America to Australia, and the third, after sailing back to South America to build it, took him the rest of the way or at least as close as he could get to his homeland of Poland. In 1939, with more than 50,000 miles sailed, Wagner was ready to return to Poland a world traveler, but was met just short of dock ing at the harbor with news that his country had been once again invaded by Germany under com munist rule. It was news, his wife says, that saddened the man to his very core, and hung with him for the remainder of his life. When I met him (in Great Britain in 1945) he was very shy and humble, never boasting about anything though he had a lot to be proud of, she said. But there was a certain sadness behind it all collapse of all of his dreams for his country. Wladek Wagner would never return to Poland. In 1987, the Wagners published a book, By the Sun and Stars, named for the sailing equipment Captain Wagner used in his jour ney, documenting his circumnavi gation of the globe. After Wladek suffered a debili tating stroke in 1982, Mabel got to work translating his Polish manu scripts into English, while coach ing him to continue to type out still-able left hand. I used the book to stimulate his mind and give him a project to keep things alive, she said. I wanted to see that book in his hands, to have him know his story was told. A book was not enough to honor otrowski, a Polish sailor living in America, decided. For the 20 years since Wagners death, Piotrowski said he sought to bring honor and conclusion to Wladek Wagners journey. In September 2011, amid the anniversaries related to Wagner coming up in 2012, he along with other Polish sailors from across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and of course, Poland, decided to hold a sailing rally in his honor. around the world; he is one of our heroes, Piotrowski said. He has the spirit and skills that all other Polish sailors should look to. Still on her couch in Winter Park, not able to travel to the cel ebration due to health concerns, Mabel Wagner makes a phone call to a friend of a friend who was in attendance to the rally in the Brit ish Virgin Islands. ley says on the other end of the phone. It was really, truly won Mabels face instantly glows, a smile bigger than any seen that af ternoon. Her hand reaches to cov er her face, then to dab brimming tears from behind her glasses. I was so glad to hear the Pol ish people were doing this for him after all this time, she said. I feel Poland. Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. 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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com W orld traveler remembered The rst Pole to sail around the world retired in Central Florida SARAH WILSON The Voice PHO T O COUR TESY OF ANDRZEJ PIOTRO WSKI Wladek W agner became the rst Polish sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Now, 100 years since his birth, 80 years since his sailing voyage began, and 20 years since his death, the sailing communities are commemorating the Winter Park mans accomplishments.

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Page 14 Feb. 24 March 8, 2012 Seminole Voice An Army reservist in Washington, D.C., called a help line when he was depressed because he hadnt slept for days. When he dialed the number, he thought he was calling a support hotline for veterans. He wasnt suicidal, but yes, he did have some tually he hung up and went to bed. Imagine his dismay when the police and SWAT showed up (setting off his PTSD big-time). They hauled him off to a VA hospital, where he stayed voluntarily for three days. While he was gone they trashed his place, without a warrant, and took his guns (which were all locked up and separated from the ammo). They took his dog and then, on a hunt for explosives, they further trashed his place, still without a warrant. Once the reservist was released, he was arrested and thrown in jail for a couple weeks for reasons that still arent returned home 16 days later, he found his front door unlocked, his oven on and his Im guessing that the number he called was 1-800-273-8255. Its an easy mistake to make, thinking that its a number for vet eran assistance. On Google, that number is listed as Veterans Crisis Line. However, its also the listing for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, SAVE, Crisis Hotlines Suicide Prevention and SuicideHotline, among others. The Department of Veterans Affairs even lists it as the number to call for Where to Get Help for PTSD. number and maybe not one you want to call unless its serious. Heres a better bet: When youre getting treatment, whether individually or in a group, ask for phone numbers you can call when the going gets rough. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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. Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo Open House: Sunday, February 26th from 2pm to 4pm Senior Community Bulletin Nominate a senior volunteer The Home Instead Senior Care ofce has an nounced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for contributing to their local communities. It will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nomina tions will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService. com through March 15. Aging and Driving Visit the Florida GrandDriver website to sign up for a driver refreshment course, assessment tools, safety tips and more. Visit tinyurl.com/ granddriver for more info. W orld Alzheimer Report 2011 This report reveals that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of demen tia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong eco nomic argument in favor of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention. The Executive Summary can be accessed at tinyurl.com/alzheimerreport. Florida Partners for Promise What happens when businesses engage in com munity? Families Prosper! A new website has been launched by the Department of Children and Families which encourages businesses to become involved in key community topics, in cluding the promise to support our seniors. Check it out at partnersforpromise.com 2010 Census Want to learn some interesting information about The Older Population: 2010? Visit ti nyurl.com/censusaging to learn more. SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES The Winter Springs Senior Center offers a vari ety of programs striving to create an environ ment where health, happiness and friendship are key elements in ensuring every visit is a positive experience. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/WSSeniors or call 407-327-6554. Heres what classes are offered this month: Lets paint Our ceramics group meets every Monday be tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To begin we will be starting with bisque (already red clay) and using stains. That way our rst project will not need to be red a second time and we can get our painting skills and steady hand working again. If you are interested please contact Laura at 407-327-6554. Scrapbooking We have had many requests regarding scrap booking and we would love to do anything to provide the guidance, place and time for accom plishing this. Tuesday any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is the perfect day to be available to meet. The whole day is available so call Laura at 407-327-6554 if this tickles your fancy. Line Dancing Monday and Thursday morning you will nd our line dancers moving to the music all in unison. Once you see the fun they are having youll want to join in. Y oga Have you ever felt that yoga is something that is just too much for you to try to do, afraid that getting up and down off the oor will be im possible? Well all that has changed we of fer Chair Yoga and it comes along with all the benets of traditional Yoga. Come in on Friday mornings and check it out. Tai Chi Balance and movement are targeted. Jazzercise Looking for a good high intensity work out? You have found the right place, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m. Bingo Bingo is Wednesdays, Fridays and the last Sun day of each month. Packets are $4, $6 and $8. On Wednesdays we also offer a full menu catered lunch for $5. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed at 1 p.m. by Bingo. Friday we have hot dogs and chips available for $1.25. Sunday lunch is served at 1 p.m., cost is $4 and Bingo follows. Computer Classes Know a little? Know a lot? Need to learn some thing new? You can on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our computer class. You will be able to work one-on-one with one of our instructors who will guide you through the confusing world of computers. Game Room If pool is your game, we have the room! Bridge Bridge has always been a standard on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if you need your bridge x please join the game. Art Meeting If painting or drawing is your thing, then join the Art Meeting every Monday afternoon. Here you are offered a quiet, lighted environment and the friendship of those who share your interest in arts. Lunch Wednesday and Sunday lunches are $5 for a fabulous meal. Please contact Susie or Laura at 407-327-6554 to make your reservations. It is requested that you call the day prior to ensure we have a meal prepared for you. By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 This Army reservists nightmare was real Plan your weekend with The Weekender! Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 15 Feb. 24 March 8, 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! The king of the jungle the lion and the cheetah who is the fastest, live in the jungle. The white tigers are my favor ites. Monkeys and elephants live there, but I wouldnt want to. Carlos M. 5 years old I would like to be a monkey because I really like to climb trees. Ive seen mon keys at Homosassa Springs they make funny noises and faces. Adaline A. 8 years old My favorite jungle animal is the par rot because of the red, blue, yellow and green colors. Ive seen them at the Brevard Zoo and at the pet store they are noisy. Id like to fly like a parrot. Ellie W 8 years old Id like to visit the jungle. Tonight in the play the students will wear camo or safari shirts, pants and hats. The lion, king of the jungle, lives there, and it is a very noisy place. Connor O. 8 years old I think a purple dog lives in the jungle. Id like to go there to see him. Maybe Id like to be an animal in the jungle. Monica D. 4 years old We asked kids at the Oviedo Farmers Market and attending Geneva Elementarys play, Jungle Party, what they like about the jungle. THIS WEEK in political history Feb. 27, 1860 Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed a beardless Lincoln just moments before the future presidents historic speech at Cooper Union in New York City. Sometimes I wonder if there is a magic formula to getting a job. As I work with people, both professional and entry level, I am always looking for feedback on what worked for them. seen who are successful in landing their next job have really worked hard for it. They approached it like a sales job. They networked, asked for introductions, checked out all sources for job leads and looked at potential career changes when needed. I tend to be very goal oriented. I set my mind to do things and then work to get there. For example, when I was job searching, I made a list of companies I would like to work for and then a list of people I knew at those companies. With websites like LinkedIn and Google, there is a wealth of information out there for I am hearing now that the six degrees of separation has gone down to four with social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. It is much easier now to key is not abusing that privilege. As you network, think about not only what is in it for you, but the others you are meeting with as well. The key is to stay on top of your job search and also to walk away from it ev ery once in awhile. There are many free things you can do to free up your mind, move forward. 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 > Dont abuse social media Farmers markets are a great way to get outside on a sunny Florida afternoon, but they are so much more than that. In fact, they are a small part of a much larger initiative: local agricultural sustainability. This means harvesting the crops grown by local farmers and supporting our own local economy through community effort. At its core, the Ourlando Think Local First movement aims to change the way consumers eat, think and handle food. Local sustainability is critical to cultivat ing staples in the community in order to initiate a change that removes big business from the transaction and makes the rela tionship between farmer and consumer paramount. With the information presented here, the conscientious consumer can gain a better understanding of the idea behind farm-to-fork dining and local coopera area. Even as a native of your community for years and years, the idea of getting involved in this eco-endeavor can seem resources made available. Right here in Central Florida are the Simple Living Institute, Homegrown Cooperative, Our lando, Center for Holistic Living and Slow tions offer free, educational alternatives to big businesses and gives members of the community the chance to delve in at the surface level and dig deeper and deeper as they become more involved. You may be surprised to learn that you may have already supported the Think Local First movement by simply dining restaurants that source their food locally. If you have ever eaten at Winter Parks Hillstone Restaurant, you have enjoyed freshly grown herbs right from their back yard overlooking Lake Killarney. If you downtown Orlando, you have supported locally raised produce and organic beef. These are just two of the great places to start and taste the difference from some in. To be sure, this movement is not a product of the 21st century. In fact, the Think Local First movement is argued to date back to the 1980s in Rome. However, it is certainly a topic that has resurged with the imminence of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, N.Y., that condemn big business. With the protests acting as a catalyst, the local sustainability efforts gained momentum. The Think Local First movement is pivotal in making consumers aware of their impact on the environment. With constant solicitations and advertisements on television and radio, it can be easy to ignore the local butcher, baker or coopera tive in your own neighborhood. However, according to Shopcity.com, for every dollar spent at a local business, 45 cents is reinvested locally. Alternatively, for every dollar spent at a corporate chain, only 15 cents is reinvested locally. This is a simple example of a complex issue: by pumping money back into the local economy, the community will thrive and create a symbi otic relationship. A relationship in which there is reciprocity and loyalty. No matter your age, geography or even gender, this is something that everyone can be a part of in Central Florida. For more information, visit ourlando. com Natalie Costa is a new media journalist who writes about sustainability in the Central Florida area. Visit backpackjourna.com Its easy to invest in community NATALIE COSTA Guest Writer Local sustainability is critical to initiate a change that removes big business. THA T BUILDING HAS GOOD BONES AND WI T H CREA T IVI T Y CAN HELP T HE ( CROSS SEMINOLE) T RAIL BEHIND I T. GLAD T O SEE OUR LEADERS ARE LOOKING FORWARD KNOWING T HE MEMORIAL BUILDING WILL BE DEMOLISHED. PARKS WILSON GOOD PROJEC T! THE CI T Y OF OVIEDO DOES NEED A DESIGNA T ED COMMUNI T Y CEN T ER WI T H A KI T CHEN T O OFFER DIVERSE AC T IVI T IES FOR I T S CI T IZENS, AS WELL AS A MUCH-NEEDED BIGGER LIBRARY. LISA MCCOY H eres what SeminoleVoice.com readers are writing about the Feb. 10 article Center raises questions about Oviedo buying the old post ofce to turn it into a community center:

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