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Publication Date: 07-27-2012
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New features Celery Stalks ......................................... 19 Stetsons Corner .................................... 19 Interests .................................................. 7 Calendar ................................................ 10 Athletics ................................................ 17 Ask Sandi .............................................. 18 Young Voices ......................................... 18 Classifieds ............................................. 20 Voices > 18 Oviedo City Talk, a column from Mayor Dominic Persampiere, debuts on our newly expanded opinions section. Stetsons Corner and Celery Stalks are there too! Lake Marys Rowdy Gaines is in London calling Olympic swimming Interests > 7 A Winter Springs chiropractor is in London with the U.S. Olympic team Interests > 8 Garricks taste buds dance for Seor Tequila in Winter Springs Restaurant review> 9 Emily comes to Miami to become a professional dancer and falls for Sean, who leads a local flash mob dance crew. Opening this week: STEP UP REVOLUTION Oviedos new downtown is set to start rising out of the ground after more than half a decade in limbo. On July 16 the City Council spoke with developer Tom Cavanaugh about plans to build an 85,000-squarefoot mixed-use development, with construction of 250 residential units starting in 2013. But an amendment added into the development agreement by the the Council, with members balking at the idea of drive-through restau rants and banks being added to the project. The developers attorney, Lee Smith, sensing hostility toward the idea from the Council, proposed an alternative plan that would involve drive-through banks, dry cleaners and drugstores, leaving out drivethrough restaurants. Mayor Domi nic Persampiere refused. What were debating is that we dont want drive-throughs, Persampiere said. What we dont want is a Walgreens parked on the corner. Im personally telling you A wall of contention that has stood between the city of Winter Springs and residents of the Tuscawilla neigh borhood Units 12/12A for nearly 30 years is slowly starting to come down whether either side wants it to or not. Its brick is beginning to crumble and its mortar to crack, and residents of the 90-home community and members of the City Commission have been forced to pay attention. Since it was built in the early 1980s, the 3,000-foot wall, which wraps the external length of the 12/12A subdivision in Winter Springs and lays partially on city, private and easement properties, has never had an explicitly determined owner. Youre not taking care of the wall, were not taking care of the wall, whos going to take care of this wall? Unit 12/12A homeowner Jon Lee asks, frustratedly summing up an issue that hes been dealing with for more than 25 years, and with directly through the City Commission for more than seven months. After surveys were taken to reveal 61 percent of the wall, the majority of which runs adjacent to Winter Springs Boulevard, stands in city right-ofway, its been decided that its up to Larry Wexler has a dream for solar energy. of vehicles like his own, a three-wheeled, eight-foot car that hes built himself, com pletely coated with and powered by solar panels. He sees his own startup company pro consumers, who save fuel, money and time by powering up through charging stations throughout Central Florida run by other en ergy companies. To Wexler, there was a time that the future of solar energy was just peak ing over the horizon. But that was years ago, and now it seems Wexlers once-bright vision has been eclipsed by forces beyond his control. Consumers and investors, especially in the Sunshine State, still treat solar energy like a distant and un welcome cousin, and Wexler, with no busi ness training of his own, has been unable to car on the right track. I have the technology, Wexler said, but I need someone with me every day to help me make money. Its almost impossible to do this without a business degree, which I lack. Wexler, who lives near Altamonte Springs, conceived the idea of a solar-powered car nearly 30 years ago, but didnt pursue it un til after he left his job of 20 years as an inte rior landscaper. Completed after six months of labor and $10,000 in parts, his vehicle can cruise at speeds up to 45 mph and can run for about two hours on its 30 ampere battery pack. The suns rays provide power to the battery pack, but Wexler says the sun also provides an additional 10 amps of power on its own. Even with bad batteries, Im not gonna Solar hopes eclipsed Oviedo OKs new project Solar energy industry in the Sunshine State KYLE WARNKE The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Larry Wexler of Altamonte Springs built his own solar-powered car, among other sun-powered inventions. Please see SOLAR on page 2 City hits a wall as structure falls apart SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE The 3,000-foot wall will either be destroyed, rebuilt or repaired. Please see WALL on page 5 Please see DOWNTOWN on page 4

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history Aug. 5, 1858 The first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed. Four British and American vessels met in mid-ocean and successfully laid 2,000 miles of cable, often at a depth of more than 2 miles. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | P.O. Box 2426 | Winter Park, FL 32790 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2012 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JAndreasson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Sarah Wilson jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KPhillips@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Sarah Wilson Brittni Johnson Kyle Warnke & Rebecca Males LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com KReyes@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association & Oviedo/Winter Springs Chambers of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, East Orlando Sun, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Merrilee Crain, Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com get stuck with the sun out, he says. Wexlers car uses photovoltaic electricity, which comes from con verting the stored energy from the sun into electric watts. Although theyve only become popular in recent years, said Bill Young, a senior research engineer at the Florida Solar Energy Center. So lar energy input and output has turned toward bimodal power, which uses both batteries as well as power from a grid system, a trend spurred on by the damage of past hurricane seasons. We started using grids and had batteries, Young said. To be cheaper, we discarded batter ies and only had grid power. With hurricanes, we had to move to bi modal again, because when pow er goes out on the grid, without batteries youre in the dark. Young said that utility com panies have been making moves toward generating solar energy by building larger and more equipped power plants that can produce up to 10 megawatts of and no pollution have enticed companies towards solar, but resi dential owners are still hesitant to adopt the technology. What they need to look at is their electric cars and their solar system as an investment, like a house. You pay for the system up front, and then you have a return on your system, Young said. corporate marketing for BlueChip Energy, a solar energy provider that manufactures, sells and in stalls solar technology, agrees that the knowledge and awareness of raised in consumers minds. Theres still a need for major education. Florida is not a solar state, even though were the Sun shine State. Once homeowners and businesses understand, itll At their headquarters in Lake Mary, BlueChip owns and oper ates the largest privately owned solar array in the state, which sits on the buildings roof generat boasts that theyve practically wiped out the companys electric bill, which was previously $14,000 a month. Now, its $14. Although businesses are taking steps forward in promoting the idas solar initiatives lag behind other states. The Solar Energy In dustries Association ranked Flori da at No.14 in solar installations, placing the Sunshine State in the shadow of Massachusetts, Ohio and New Jersey. Lacking a renew able energy policy or government incentives, Florida added 2.8 MW Jersey added 174 MW. Floridas Solar Energy Systems program, enacted in 2006 under a rebate of $4 per watt for energy powered by solar technology, guaranteeing homeowners up to $20,000. However, the state ran out of money for the program be fore it expired in June 2010, Young said, leading state legislators to discontinue it. Wexler and his sun-powered startup still have a way to go before their future looks bright again. Although hes still shop ping for a business partner of almost any background, Wexler doesnt quite know what road hell be taking next, and whether itll be in his mobile sun cruiser. Last few times I rode it, I was happy, he said. Its there the technology works. But I cant pro mote it by myself. I cant prove it with my words alone. SOLAR | Although businesses are taking steps forward, Floridas solar initiatives lag behind other states C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Florida Solar Energy Center offers information on the renewable energy and energy efciency research, education, training, and certication activities. Visit fsec.ucf.edu BlueChip Energy in Lake Mary is a fully integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain. Visit bluechipenergy.net Solar Energy Industries Association is the U.S. trade association for solar energy and related businesses. Visit www.seia.org/ Correction The phone number accompanying the column Remit payroll taxes or pay big time in the July 13 issue was incorrect. You can reach Peter Pappas at 407-648-2555. What they need to look at is their electric cars and their solar system as an investment, like a house. You pay for the system up front, and then you have a return on your system. Bill Young PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Inventor Larry Wexler said he has the knowhow to build solar cars, above, but absent business and marketing support, he fears his designs wont nd success.

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But they could be symptoms more than 500 percent increase in Oviedo in two weeks. Florida Hospitals Oviedo Cen tra Care clinic reported a jump in strep throat cases two weeks ago, the largest reported at any Cen tra Care location. From June 22 to July 5, the Oviedo clinic reported at least one case of strep throat per day, when only one week prior they reported one case per week. The increase seems concen trated at the Oviedo location though, as other Centra Care lo rise in strep. The Longwood clinic cases per week, while Altamonte Springs saw between three and four, and Sanford had two or three, the clinics reported. Dr. Timothy Hendrix, the medical director of Centra Care, is surprised by the sudden increase of strep diagnoses, but he doesnt think its unexplainable. Its pretty unusual to see strep in the middle of summer. We of ten dont see it until school starts seen an increase in the past few weeks, Hendrix said. Its prob ably a singular cluster of people thats causing the outbreak in community. Oviedos more of a community with residential, younger families, where the dis ease easily spreads. Adults and children alike are susceptible to infection, although children between 5 and 15 years old are the most common pa tients. After being exposed to the streptococcal bacteria, patients days. Symptoms of strep throat include sore throat, fever, painful swallowing, nausea and swollen glands. Hendrix warns that if a family member has strep, theres a 20 percent chance other family members will catch it. But just because it can be spread easily does not mean that its considered a danger. The Seminole County Health Department has not recognized the increase of strep throat in re cent weeks. Dain Weister, public nole County and Orange County Health Departments, emphasizes enough to be rigorously moni tored by local health clinics. Its not a reportable disease, Weister said. We just try to help with surveillance. Its not required of doctors and providers to report it to the Health Department, like more extreme diagnoses such as E. coli. Our reports are just based on what information they volun tarily give us. Weister still urges that people be aware of strep. If Centra Care is seeing an increase, then we would urge the public to take all the precautions they can. Another local walk in clinic, Solantic Urgent Care, has not seen a rise in strep throat either. Paul Dickison, vice president of mar keting for Solantic, said that while the Winter Springs clinic still treats a few cases of strep a week, its nothing out of the ordinary. We didnt necessarily see a higher incidence of reportage of strep, Dickison said. Weve seen a lot of upper respiratory or throat issues. Weve run a lot more tests, a higher incidence of strep. But as strep outbreaks both seasonal and incidental have led to use of common antibiotics to stop them, that may have weak said. Strep is fairly easy to treat, as almost any antibiotic will kill it, Hendrix said. Weve been seeing a little bit more resistance in the community over the years, since streptococcal bacteria have been exposed to the antibiotic numer ous times, so its developing a strong resistance. Without treatment, Hendrix said, strep can last up to a week, but with help from antibiotics such as penicillin or amoxicil lin, the symptoms can disappear within two days. To prevent catch ing strep, he advises following normal hygiene precautions, such as avoiding contact with someone with the disease and regularly washing your hands. Strep throat now the common cold Oviedo clinic reports more than a 500 percent increase in strep cases KYLE WARNKE The Voice Its pretty unusual to see strep in the middle of summer. We often dont see it until school starts again in fall, but weve definitely seen an increase in the past two weeks. Dr. Timothy Hendrix

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Page 4 Voted Ovations Top Law Firm in 2011 and 2012Experience. Compassion. Results. DOWNTOWN | Oviedo on the Park in the works for a decade C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Oviedo Way Oviedo Circle Oviedo CourtOVIEDOCENTRALHIGHWOODMITCHELL HAMMOCKOAKLINDSAYLAWNFONTANAFERN ALAFAYA LAKE CLAIREHAMILTONDOCTORS CLARA LEE EVANS LA JUNELAWNFERNOAKFERN Legend Parcels Subject Site 0400800 200 Feet Location Map ATTACHMENT 1 MITCHELL HAMMOCK ROAD OVIEDO BOULEVARD MAP COURTESY OF CITY OF OVIEDO Im not supporting this, and were going to move forward. We dis cussed this six months ago. Councilman Stephen Schenck agreed. Its a destination, not a drivethrough and a drive-by, he said. Thats the key is you get out and walk, not drive by. I think the con cept should be concrete in that fact. Persampiere said his goal was to preserve the original vision of Oviedos new downtown project, dubbed Oviedo on the Park, as a walkable mixed-use development of homes and businesses with re tail and entertainment. Drive-through restaurants and businesses would change the theme of the area entirely, Pers ampiere said, cutting down on the amount of visitors parking and strolling along the retail shops. That would change the whole intent of it, he said. Itd turn it into just another shopping center. If thats your intent, then well just go with somebody else. The city hasnt been shy about avoiding developers that wanted to change the original vision of the Oviedo on the Park. Persampiere said that the city had held onto 90-95 percent of the new down towns original vision by holding steady with its original rules. But Smith argued that the de velopment agreement as it stood might be too restrictive on pro posed businesses that dont meet the citys exact guidelines. Its very possible that there are uses youd like to see that youre not going to get approved because of the development agreement, Smith said. That might include a popular through option. Were not expecting that youd want a drive-through fast food restaurant, were just hoping that if something like a high-end drive-through like Starbucks, that wed be able to get it, Smith said. Thats something that Schenck had previously agreed could be a possibility, in general, though he didnt mention Starbucks. Yes, if theres the odd excep tion, there should be ways to get it, Schenck said. But the over all is that its a destination, not a drive-by. Persampiere said that the city had avoided relaxing rules so that further down the line in develop ment the city wouldnt grant so many exceptions that it changed the look of the area forever. Lets make no mistake about it, we all want that development there, Persampiere said. But we give this up, and it just opens that door up. Its something else, and something else and something reason. Though the Council decided against the change at the Council meeting, it did pass a resolution for an agreement between the city, developer and landowners for developing amenities and infra structure in the new downtown, setting into motion what could be ect. Tom (Cavanaugh), congratu lations and lets have that block party, Persampiere said. Tom, weve busted your chops enough, well pay for the hot dogs. I cant the ground. Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" Lets make no mistake about it, we all want that development there, Persampiere said. But we give this up, and it just opens that door up. Its something else, and something else and something else. This was made difficult for a reason. Mayor Dominic Persampiere

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M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 the Commission to decide what to do with it, and how to pay for its repair, replacement or removal. After 250 feet of the 4-foot 8-inch wall were deemed a public safety hazard in May, the issue became even more crucial. At its May 29 meeting, the Commission decided to form an Ad Hoc committee of seven resi dents with Steven Richart, the ager, serving as a liaison to help decide the fate of the wall between them. As of the Commissions July 9 meeting, Councilwoman Joanne Krebs volunteered to oversee the committee on the Commissions behave, and it was decided the committee would have three op tions in dealing with the wall: re pair, replace or remove. Were faced with an issue the homeowners cant take care of themselves Its been a bit of a After the wall was built by the subdivisions developer, no Homeowners Association was ever established for the 90 homes it circumvents nor was a name more appealing than Unit 12/12A given. And with that, no responsibility for the wall was ever designated, leaving it un maintained for nearly 30 years, Richart said. And while the 250-feet deemed a public safety hazard has been knocked down as of July 20, the rest of the walls fate has not been determined. Its estimated that tearing it down and replac ing the wall could cost upwards of $450,000, while repairing and maintaining it would take closer to $10,000 a year. Commissioner Krebs said if the wall is removed, 142 trees have come out. The sidewalk on Winter Springs Boulevard that parallels the wall would also likely been torn up in the process. We have to think of what its going to look like not only to those people who live there, but the citizens who drive down the road theyre going to think a bomb thats pretty harsh if theres other things we could do. Some Unit 12/12A residents, including Jon Lee, say they arent too happy with the idea of their wall being demolished either, not only for aesthetic and privacy rea sons, but for what it will cost them in assessments, as its likely the bulk of the cost will fall on home owners in the subdivision. Also, since there is no home owners association for the neigh borhood, if not rebuilt by the city, individual property owners would be in charge of building their own fencing with no beauti dards, Lee said. Unit 12/12A homeowner An nabelle Frilen, who has 3/4 of her property bordering the wall in a corner lot, says if the city takes the wall down and doesnt replace it, she wont hesitate to take matters into her own hands in putting up her own fence. Im not going to wait years for them to replace it, she said. If it comes down Ill be sitting here fat, dumb and happy Im the one thats sitting here naked so to speak when it happens, and Ive got to have some protection. The wall, she says, keeps peo ple out of her yard, from being able to see into her pool and living room, and headlights from beam ing through her house at night. Yet when she bought her house 10 years ago, she said no one told her the current wall was her responsi bility. but I do want whatever happens for 12 and 12A to be an improve ment, she said. I want the com munity to actually look like a sub division. It could be months until a de cision is made, possibly until the end of the year, Richart said. Once nalized, the members have 120 days to come up with a recom mendation for the Commission. What happens from then is up to them. Richart said they have the dif allocate the citys public money and resources for whats best for the 90-home Unit 12/12A commu nity, and the entire population of Winter Springs. Its a problem and I feel bad for the city that they have to go through this right now, Frilen said. But its about time some thing is done about it. WALL | If the wall is removed, 142 trees would come down too C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Pols mingle PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Supervisors of election Michael Ertel of Seminole County, top left, and Bill Cowles of Orange County pose at the East Side Regional Hob Nob on June 26. Above is Orange County District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards.

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Page 6 Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! www.pageschool.com Page Private School will be offering the High Reach Curriculum approved by the Department of Education. This program will enhance interactive hands-on experiences through language, physical development, and social skills. This curriculum will focus on science, math, language, community, and purposeful play. Assessments will be given twice a year to measure the academic progress of each student. P AGE P RIVATE S CHOOL PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL FOUNDED 1908PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOLN OW O FFERING VPK! Children must be 4 years old by September 1st. N OW O FFERING VPK! Children must be 4 years old by September 1st. C ALL F OR I NFORMATION August 20, 2012 June 7, 2013 University Park 407.678.033310250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL Ages 2 through Grade 8August 13, 2012 May 30, 2013 Towne Center 407.324.1144100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL Ages 2 through Grade 8Hours 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. We offer extended hours from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Snacks provided by parents CALL FOR IN F ORMAT I ON Dorothy Lee Jones, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2012, after a brief decline. Known to friends and family as Dot and Aunt Dot, she told her witty and apt stories right up to the last. Born Jan. 19, 1918, she was the daughter of Charles S. Lee and Goldie Beckley Lee who raised four children in Oviedo on Lake Charm. Dot and her siblings Their pioneer Lee grandparents, whom Dot remembered James Hiram Lee and Laura Barnett Lee were the children and grand children of Lake City, Fla. natives. As a young couple, James and Laura moved to the Oviedo area then known as the Lake Jesup Settlement. This move in the late 1860s was arduous; among other things, the journey involved a mule-drawn wagon, an infant child, the fording of rivers and the slim advantage of roads that were mere trails for the most part. Dot graduated from Oviedo High School and, after earn ing her Bachelors in 1939 from Florida Southern College, she taught English and speech at High Springs. In 1942 she mar ried John Louis Jones, a graduate of Candler School Theology at Emory University. They were married in the First Methodist Church of Oviedo, where earlier John had held a student pastorate the Florida Methodist Conference (now called United Methodist) and for 35 years he served, with Dots help, in United Method ist churches in Deland, Miami, Boynton Beach, Jacksonville, Fer nandina Beach, Venice-Nokomis, Clermont and Gulfport. Dot is preceded in death by her husband, by her brother Charles S. Lee Jr of Tennessee, her sister Thelma Lee Clonts and brother-in-law Rex Clonts Sr. of Oviedo. In addition to her sisterin-law, Martha Ann Moon Lee, she is survived by her brother Robert E. Lee and sister-in-law Jane Seacrest Lee of Oviedo and many nieces, nephews and cousins living in Oviedo as well as in other parts of the country. She is survived by her daughters Nancy Lee Ford, Beverly Coyle and Laura Jones and by her four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Oviedo on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Historic Sanc tuary. With gratitude from the family, donations may be made to address is 263 King St., Oviedo, FL 32765. For friends wishing to share this announcement with others, visit seminolevoice.com. Dorothy Lee Jones, 94, known for witty stories Biscuits & jam PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICE Gary Gronga performs with The Leftover Biscuits at Geneva Jam on July 21.

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Page 7 Rowdy Gaines won three Olym pic gold medals in 1984. But be ing on top of the world in mens swimming translated to about $100. Today a swimmer would pocket about $100,000 after a year like that, and thats not includ ing sponsorships. Daytona Beach native Ryan Lochte is set to earn about $2.3 million this year, CNN Money reports, thanks to con tracts with the likes of Gillette, Ralph Lauren and AT&T. When I swam there was no money, the Lake Mary resident said, relax ing in a pool side chair as kids shouted Marco and Polo in pool behind him at the Heathrow Racquet Club. You werent allowed to take money. Now you can actually earn a living by swimming. Gaines sports a polo, jeans and a perennial tan, and insists folks call him Rowdy. Hes never liked sunglasses, he said, his eyes drawn into a permanent squint in the scorching afternoon sun. Its July 16, and in a week hell jump on a plane to London to begin his sixth straight Olympics as a swim ming analyst. Hes been an insti tution in the sport for 36 years, as the sport has evolved into one of the Olympics most-watched events. He says money is the reason for most of the changes hes has seen in the sport in the last 30 years, including the increasing age of its athletes and the U.S.s struggle to keep up with swimming technol ogy. The U.S. government doesnt provide any funding for the Olympics, in sharp contrast to other leading countries, such as Australia, Russia and China. I think were behind in many cases with the rest of world when it comes to technology and how they support their athletes, abso lutely, because they have govern ment support, he said. It all comes down to fundrais ing, which Gaines has done a lot of for USA Swimming. Theyve come a long way since the s. Today elite swimmers get a stipend from USA Swimming of about $30,000 a year. In the 1980s, Gaines could follow his dreams of Olympic glory, but swimming didnt pay the bills. That meant getting used to an interesting sleep schedule. Leading up to the 1984 games, he worked as a night clerk at a hotel from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hed go home and sleep for a couple of hours and hit the pool from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. After morning practice, hed catch some more sleep before heading to his afternoon workout, which ended just before he had to put his hotel uniform back on. No one at the hotel knew they were working alongside a soonto-be three-time gold medalist. Swimming grows up That was a tough few years, he said, and exactly why swimmers used to retire from the sport after their college graduation. But that all began to change as sponsor ing in for Olympic athletes. And with that came drastic changes in the demographics of the U.S. swim team. Gaines was the oldest swim mer at the 1984 games, and be came the oldest swimmer in his tory to win a gold medal. He was 25. Today, the average age for the U.S. mens team in London is 26, he said. Lochte will be 28 on Aug. 3. The man Lochte hopes to catch, Michael Phelps, at 27, is going into his fourth Olympics the most in history for an American. Two (games) is usually the max, three is rare and four is near ly impossible, Gaines said. Phelps has said this will be his last games. After London, he will have accomplished all he can, Gaines said, including shattering the record for the most medals in Olympic history, set by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina in 1964 at 18 medals. Phelps will eas ily nab six medals, Gaines says, bringing him over the 20 mark. You cant do anything else. Hes broken 40 or 50 world re cords in his career, Gaines said. But, with a glimmer of mischief in his blue eyes, Gaines admits he thinks Phelps will be back, at the Its not because of some insider information hes heard its just a gut feeling, suspecting that he and Phelps are a lot alike. Olympics, but he never got to swim because of the U.S. boycott. So, when he graduated from Au burn the next year, he hung up his goggles. He was out of the pool for more than two years. But there was an emptiness, he said. Swimming was what I did best and what I knew best. When youre wired that way you want to take advantage of it. Once he was back in the pool, he didnt look back, going on two years later to win three gold med als. At age 53, hes still setting re cords both in and out of the pool. You wait, he said, smiling. Youre gonna call me in about three years and youll say, Whoa, I saw Michael back in the water. You were right, Rowdy. All swimming, all the time Gaines is not an outsider look ing into the swimming world. He lives and breathes it. Although Gaines insists he doesnt train anymore, he still swims 8,000 yards just about every day. And if hes not swimming or talking about swimming, hes teaching kids about swim safety and fol lowing their dreams. On June 14, he broke a Guin ness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, with more than 23,000 partici he jokes that he did it because he likes to break records. But then he gets dead serious drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 10 years and younger, he says, only behind car accidents. Its not like were trying found the cure its swim lessons. So it drives me crazy when I see a child drown (on the news) . dys Kids, sponsored by his em ployer, Limu, he goes around the country teaching free swim clinics and inspiring kids to follow their dreams. Probably the thing that Im most proud of in my career is Rowdys Kids , he said. And for a guy who started swimming at age 17, only after idence that dreams do come true. By the time this paper hits newsstands, Gaines will be on air for NBC in London, providing swimming commentary for his sixth straight games. But its not all fun and games. Youre there to do a job, he said. A lot of it is just studying, getting to know the team, getting to know who youre talking about on TV. He admits that he didnt do a lick of sightseeing when he was in China four years ago. I was in Beijing for a month and I never saw the Great Wall, he said. I went from the pool to the hotel. But he admits that each Olym pics experience still amazes him. To actually be there is really Its so cool also because its only every four years. Thats our Super Bowl, thats our World Series. As he steps into the 17,500-seat Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park, hes traded in his swimsuit for a suit. But 27 years later, the nation is still watching Rowdy. THIS WEEK in human history Aug. 7, 1959 The U.S. unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 is launched into an orbit around the Earth. The spacecraft featured a scanner that transmitted a crude picture of the Earths surface from a distance of 17,000 miles. The photo, received in Hawaii, took nearly 40 minutes to transmit. 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 Gold in the water London Olympics commentator Rowdy Gaines of Lake Mary talks swimmings evolution, Phelps future and the drowning epidemic JENNY ANDREASSON The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Rowdy Gaines poses in front of the Heathrow Racquet Club pool, where he some times swims. Hes in London working his sixth Olympics as a swimming analyst. The London 2012 Summer Olympics kicks off with opening ceremonies on Friday, July 27, and events run through Aug. 12. For a full TV schedule of events, visit nbcolympics.com Follow Rowdy on Twitter (@RowdyGaines) to nd out more about the athletes and to ask him questions.

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(407) 365-7475 171 S Central Ave, Oviedo WWW.OVIEDOEYECARE.COM r Theres a constant strain put on the bodies of athletes. The intense pull on the muscles and joints as a weightlifter grasps the bar, plants their feet into the ground and lifts the weight often heavier than themselves high over their head, has a potential for injury each time. Its not easy on the body, and a Winter Springs chiropractor will be working hard to keep some of the most talented athletes in their in perfect performance shape for the 2012 Olympics in London. Dr. Matthew Herbas practice, Herba Fam ily Chiropractic in Winter Springs, is part of an organization called Maximized Living. This organization has developed the Wellness Advisory Council, which serves as a network of chiropractors throughout the country who the USA Olympic weightlifting, wrestling, judo and sitting volleyball teams. Their job is exercise and mental wellness advice. Herba said regular chiropractic adjust reduce injury and recovery time, as well as im prove overall performance. When you free the body up to do what its supposed to do, it just works better, he said. Olympic games The athletes have chiropractors in the network in their own hometowns, but only a few of the London to work with the athletes during the games. Herba is one of about 12 to make the trip, and he will do it all for free, including paying all of his own traveling expenses. The honor of being with an Olympic ath lete is payment enough for me, he said. Brad Bliven, director of special programs and the Wellness Advisory Council that works with the Olympians, said Herbas enthusiasm for the program and commitment to learning made him an easy choice for the Olympics. as an Olympic coach and volunteers for every opportunity that arises. It takes a certain amount of dedication and want to be able to get to that level, Bliven said. While in London, Herba will make impor tant little tweaks before the competition, us bodies to help with their success. He said a lit tle goes a long way in this situation, and most of the athletes will receive more intense work after they go for the gold, and he joked, nearly Theyre doing it because they want an edge, he said. Helping high school champs When he isnt traveling to take care of Olympi ans, Herba volunteers his skills for talented lo cal athletes. Hes a partner with Winter Springs High Schools wrestling team, several teams for Seminole State College and Team Florida Orlando, a weightlifting club in East Orlando. For WSHS and Team Florida, he comes to one practice a week, and each interested athlete hops up on his table for an adjustment. It takes only a minute, but the teams coaches know It helps them feel revived, WSHS wres tling coach Scott Gomrad said. He said members of his team who start feel ing tired and burned out by the end of a season getting pulled and twisted, feel refreshed after an adjustment. One member said his treatment from Herba helped him get back on the mat and ready to take on opponents without the worry of re-injuring his previously hurt neck. Im not worried about getting hurt, Aus tin Day, 15, said. Tyrone Harvey, Team Floridas coach, said the work Herba does gives his team better bal ance and evens out their lifting. After getting adjusted, his team said their weights actually seem lighter. helped the team be successful, he said. Herba loves to hear that the teams are feel ing better with his care. Along with the adjust their nutrition and staying healthy overall. While not every athlete will be an Olympian, he wants all of them to take what they learn from competing and use it in life. He said hes certainly learned a lot about dedication from the athletes he helps. We hope that they remain injury free, they glean from the principles that were teaching so that they become champions of their own life, Herba said. You dont hang it up when you exit high school. Winter Springs Olympic doc BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Chiropractor Dr. Matthew Herba will head to London as an ofcial trainer for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. He has helped keep local athletes in top shape, including Winter Springs High Schools wrestling team, above. AUG. 4 The Oviedo Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the rst Saturday of every month (next event Aug. 4) on the grounds of the Historic Law ton House, 200 W. Broadway St. Visit OviedoHS.com for more information. Do you like sun and fun? If so, join the City of Casselberry, Friends of the Park and Travel Country Outdoors store for the 2nd Annual RunYak on Saturday, Aug. 4. Indulge your competitive spirit with this family friendly race that fea tures a 2.5K Run, 5K Paddle and ends with another 2.5K Run. We structured this race so it would be fun for all t ness levels and ages 12 and older. The event will be held at Secret Lake Park, 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive, nes tled in the heart of Casselberry. Visit www.runyak.com for more details, and to register, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. AUG. 7 Come to the 29th National Night Out, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Genevas will be at Focal Point Nursery (behind Focal Point, Geneva General and Stricklands). Target and the Sheriffs Department will provide free school supplies, free hotdogs and drinks, prize drawings, Drug Take Back (hand in your expired medications, no nee dles or liquids) and Code Enforcement to answer questions. AUG. 8 Kids House will give out school supply-lled new backpacks for 250 children in a fun pool party event on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Consider buying supplies, sponsoring a child for $50 or having your own supply drive. For more information, contact events@ kidshouse.org or call 407-324-3036. AUG. 12 Join Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, for a fresh-cooked dinner from one of Central Floridas gourmet Food Trucks. Bring the family to this free event and enjoy a tailgate-style meal together, rain or shine. Food Trucks gather in the northwest parking lot. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com AUG. 13 The rst day of school is Monday, Aug. 13. ONGOING The Oviedo Mall offers childrens ac tivities in the food court from noon to 2 p.m. every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Call 407977-2400 or visit myoviedomall.com The Seminole State College Plan etarium is closed July 27 and 28. Central Florida Nights will be pre sented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. Luna will be presented from 8:309:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The Forgotten Astrono mers will be presented from 8:309:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month (Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 next month) and is lo cated next to the Community Center on First Street. Admission is free. Visit http://bit.ly/SHLEja Email calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. com

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Page 9 You know that wonderful feeling when you know something is going to be good, and then when you experience it, its so good that it exceeds all of your expecta tions? Well friends that is the case with the authentic Mexican restaurant Seor Tequila on State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Yay! I love Mexican food, and its my way to all the Mexican restau rants in the area, and Im happy to tell you that Seor Tequila is way up there in all the important areas. The food is authentic Mexi can, the portions are more than generous, and the margaritas are so good that I dare you to have just one. The claim that Seor Tequila food it will make your taste buds get up and dance, is a per fect representation of what you will experience. From the Guaca mole Mexicano made fresh each time its ordered with big chunks of avocado and tomato (really deli cious), to the Seor Tequila Sam pler, the appetizers let you know right away that this experience is going to be special. I dont know how large a party the Sampler is supposed to feed, but we were three people and we only ate half of all the nachos, quesadillas, make up this meal-in-itself family platter of appetizers. And the entrees were equally Molcajete is served in a bowl cre ated from lava rock and includes strips of beef, chunks of chicken and pork, and shrimp all mixed in with grilled cactus, peppers and onions. Its interesting just to look at, and the combination of tastes make this alone worth the trip, and its served with the tradi tional rice and beans on the side. The second entre was a generous (again) serving of chunks of chicken and steak on a skewer with vegetables. Called Brochetas, this dish is marinated in a secret house sauce, and its perfect for the serious meat-eater in your group. I still think I won big time with my entre of Paella Mexicana. Ive had paella all over the world including Spain and this unique version of paella is the best Ive ever tasted. I even ate slower just so I could savor of tilapia and shrimp with onion and bell peppers and a very special chipotle sauce. I loved it so much that my mouth is water ing as I write this. Its perhaps important to add that none of us we all walked out with carryout boxes. We tried two kinds of margari tas, and I love the not-traditionalbut-fun-to-drink frozen margarita with Seors own blend of citrus juices and a hint of Curacao. My friends really liked the True Blue Organic Margarita made with Blanco Tequila and Agave syrup making it a serious blue color. With nine kinds of margaritas, reasons to go back and create our By this time we were feeling so good that we were ready to eat anything our waiter suggested, so we threw good sense to the wind and (at least we shared) the lava chocolate cake for dessert. A little volcano of hot, moist chocolate cake topped with a big scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup yep, its as good as it sounds. Of course, Seor has all the traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, burritos, faji tas, chimichangas, enchiladas and salads, and by now youve wonderful place comes highly recommended. And if youve read this far Seor Tequila will bring your table a free queso (cheese) dip to go along with your free chips and salsa when you tell them, Josh sent me. Upcoming Events Saturday, July 28 Grand Opening at 2nd Wave Resale Get an update on the 2012 Elections process including information on all the proposed Constitutional Amendments, featuring Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel. Friday, July 27 Seminole County Commission Candidate Forum 5:30 8:30 pm Oviedo Mall Community Room Join hosts the League of Women Voters and the Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce as we welcome candidates for Seminole County Commission, District 3 and other guests for a candidate forum. For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am 1:15pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 12 6 pm 5414 Deep Lake Road, Suite 1128, Oviedo Thursday, August 2 Chamber Monthly Luncheon Wednesday, August 8 OBN Luncheon 11:30 1 pm Tuscawilla Country Club Wednesday, August 29 Membership 101 11:30 1:00pm Chamber/UCF Incubator Training Room New Member Reception and & Member Refresher The Oviedo Businesswomen Network consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas 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) From the Corner Table Seor Tequila will make your taste buds get up and dance PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Restaurant critic Josh Garrick toasts with a True Blue Organic Margarita. Seor Tequila is located at 855 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs in a little mall called the Villaggio of Winter Springs. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 407-542-5912 or visit senortequilamexicanrestaurant.com JOSH GARRICK The Voice

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Dr. Reynolds comes from Seminole High School, where she was an assistant princi pal. Prior to WSHS, Mickey was an assistant principal at Crooms Academy of Information Technology, and taught at WSHS the year it opened. Former Winter Springs principal Mike Blasewitz has replaced new Superin tendent Walt Grifn as executive director of secondary education. Register for adult ag football and softball leagues The Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for its fall 2012 Mens Flag Football League. The league includes 10 regular season games and a tournament at the end of the year. The department is also taking regis trations for its fall 2012 Softball Leagues. Theres a mens league and a co-ed league. The cost per each team for the season is $400. Please visit Central Winds Park or call 407-327-6589 for more information or to register. Pantry and thrift store volunteers needed HOPE has been blessed with many high school student volunteers this summer. But come mid-August, they will return to school and only be able to volunteer on Satur days. Therefore, HOPE will need new adult volunteers for this fall starting in August. If you have been thinking about volunteering, please sign up at www.hopehelps.org for an orientation this summer so you will be ready to start in August. Historic Seminole looking for memories In honor of the 100th anniversary/birthday of Seminole County, Historic Seminole is collecting Seminole Memories. Send your favorite memories and photographs of the sites, the cities and the people of Seminole County to info@lakemaryhistory.org. You can also drop off your memories and photos at several locations. Visit www.historicsem inole.org for a list of locations. BIZ NEWS Mayor starts new job in real estate Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere recent ly started a new career as a licensed Real tor at RE/MAX Optima in Oviedo. Reach him at 407-706-6875, dominic@dprealtygroup. com or www.dprealtygroup.com Villagio Business Center leases new space NAI Realvest recently negotiated an expan sion lease agreement for 1,800 square feet of ofce space in Villagio Business Center of Winter Springs. Paul P. Partyka, principal and managing partner at NAI Realvest, bro kered the transaction. Winter Springs-based Secure Title LLC increased its occupancy at Villagio Business Center by 50 percent to accommodate its business growth. Orlando Sanford International lands $17.6 million FAA grant The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Orlando Sanford Interna tional Airport a $17.6 million grant for safety improvements. The extension of our prima ry runway provided by this grant is a longawaited and critical enhancement of San fords aireld, which will allow large aircraft to depart safely under maximum weights of fuel and cargo, especially in the hot summer months, said Larry Dale, president and CEO of Orlando Sanford International Airport. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Kids name police pup The Seminole County Sheriffs Ofces newest four-legged deputy will be named Amber. Nine-year-old Makenna Presley, a fourth-grader at Lawton El ementary School in Oviedo, submitted the winning name for the 4-month-old bloodhound puppy. Amber was suggested because of the dogs color and she will be used in AMBER Alerts. Aidan McConnell, 8, of Keeth Elementary and Madison Jordan, 9, of Wicklow Elementary both submitted the name Ellie. Brooke Andrew, 9, of Enterprise El ementary submitted Rosie. The children received a trophy, tickets to Sea World and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens and a one-week scholarship to PAL camp. Makenna also received an annual family pass to the Central Flor ida Zoo and her class will get a pizza party and visit from the puppy in the fall. Amber will eventually replace SCSOs 5-year-old bloodhound, Billee, and will track scent trails of missing children, seniors with Alzheimers and criminal suspects. Animal Services hosts drive to win $100K ASPCA challenge A dozen a day is what it will take to push Seminole County Animal Services into the winners circle of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge. If Animal Ser vices can adopt out or return home to their owners a dozen dogs and cats each day from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, they will be eligible for $100,000. You can meet your new pet at the Clean Sweep Adoption Event where they will start the contest on Aug. 1 by trying to clear out our kennels and get all animals adopted. With as many as we get adopted there will always be more need ing homes, so they will follow up with events like the Feline Fiesta, Smitten with Kittens II, Responsible Pet Owner ship Day, Adopt an Un derdog Week and more. Visit them on Facebook for more details. Sheriffs son honored with Purple Heart Last September, U.S. Army Specialist Don Eslinger Jr., 20, was on patrol in Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division when a mortar round landed and exploded near him. The explosion fractured his leg, broke his ribs and inicted dozens of shrapnel wounds, including a softball-sized hole through his chest and upper back and a brain injury. Eslinger, son of Semi nole County Sheriff Don Eslinger, has made a near-full recovery and is stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. President Obama awarded the soldier the Purple Heart medal for his injuries in the line of duty while Eslinger was recov ering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. Drivers Mart honored this national hero and all wounded warriors for their service and bravery at the July 6 Orlando Predators game. Photo by Warren Hart, SCSO

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Page 12 There were people dying every where. The Germans were in a dominating position and highly protected, completely hidden as they shot their guns through little slots while U.S. soldiers were easy targets as they scrambled across a wide-open beach. Theres a rea son its called Bloody Omaha, said John Raaen, a retired U.S. Army major general and Winter Park resident. It was a pretty gory landing, Raaen said. It was like a sea of lead. Bullets were cracking by, so many of them that it was just a continuous sound. But he was one of the lucky ones. Raaen was an Army captain the day his battalion landed on Omaha Beach during the Norman dy Invasion on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Most of the soldiers that day werent afraid, though, he and pounded across that beach he was exhilarated for two reasons: he was too young to believe death could happen to him, and he was so highly trained and ready, he was bursting to put his knowledge and preparation to work. You dont know how you could possibly make it, but you do make it, he said. When youre excited you can do anything. Raaens new book Intact, which was published in May, takes readers through the hours before the invasion began, the race from his boat to shore and across the beach, and the battles he faced once inland. The name of his book comes from the fact that his, the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, was one of few to land on Omaha Beach in tact of all its members a fact that helped in their success that day. While Raaen has been working the start of his book really began just a month after his experience, in July 1944. He was, as he called it, a loose cannon. He didnt have an exact job, and so he was given ones that college-educated man a gradu ate from West Point so he was assigned to write up the decora tions for medals won during the invasion, then as the person to write the after-action report for the invasion month, and last as the contact person for men with the War Department Historian Team. His role was to answer any ques tions about what happened that day, and if he couldnt answer Raaen would sit in on the inter views, and absorbed many details of that day. All inspired the writing pened on D-Day, and the basis for Intact. Years later he became the go-to veteran for WWII D-Day historians looking for an informed, thought 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! rfntnb nr brb b bb b b nrr fntbft Considering Cremation?Well discuss: n Red Bug Lake Rd .O viedo Mall417 T ollwayW. State Rd. 426 rbtt SENIOR VOICE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! John Raaens book Intact is available for purchase on Amazon or eBay. Veteran publishes D-Day eyewitness book BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICE John Raaens new book Intact takes readers through the hours before the invasion began, the race across the beach and the battles he faced inland. Please see VETERAN on page 13

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Page 13 ful account from someone who experienced the invasion. Whats in this book is a gold mine, said Patrick ODonnell, an author whos written eight books on military history, some helped by Raaens interviews. Its history trapped in amber. Thats because Raaen was actually there. And the book contains not just his memo ries decades later Raaen is now 90 and can recall single moments and details with story in 1944 only a month after the event. Hes an eyewitness and an intelligent, perceptive eyewitness, said Tom Hat History Institute at the Briscoe Center for American History in Texas. The fact that he actually participated in the momentous event of the invasion of Normandy that he was at the crux, the place that the breakthrough was made from Omaha Beach, it gives him a unique per spective that other writers cant bring to it, author and historian Bob Black said. The book is very revealing. What Raaen said he wanted to do was to give his fellow WWII veterans a grasp of what happened that day larger than for them to remember what they did and why it was so important. Also, why it was cers made the operation successful. Several what had happened around them. It began as something not for the public, but turned into a book that Black said any ones WWII library wouldnt be complete without. His book is incredibly important, Hat r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f If youre a homeowner age 62 or older, a Reverse Mortgage could change your life. It may allow you to have tax-free cash for what you want or need, so you can enjoy the life you so richly deserve. The funds can be used for anything, including: paying off an existing mortgage or other debt; cover health care costs or long-term care; property taxes; insurance; home repairs or renovations; cash reserves for emergencies. 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AARP has a big reason to thank educators after all, if it were not for a retired California high-school principal, AARP would not exist. That principal was Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who Dr. Andrus also founded the National Retired Teachers As sociation, which eventually led to the Florida Retired Educators Association. Heres how AARP is saying thanks: From now through Aug. 31, 2012, anyone who has ever been an educator, whether cur rent or retired, is eligible to take the AARP Driver Safety class room course for just $5. They say a teacher never knows all the good that comes from his or her work. Dr. An druss work led to AARP Driver safety program designed espe cially for the older driver. More volunteers power this program in Florida, helping more than to refresh their driving skills. Those who pass the course also may earn discounts on their auto insurance. To make it simple to take advantage of this thank-you promotion, AARP Driver Safety is making it available to anyone who has ever been an educator, or who has worked for a school district or university in any capacity. This includes everyone from custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers, and even parents who home-school their children. It doesnt matter how long some one was an educator or if they have a teaching degree. We want to say thanks to all educators. For more information about AARP Driver Safety, or to locate a course near you, please go to business hours. In November, AARP Driver you to another group deserv ing of all the thanks we can give them Americas veterans. Watch the AARP Bulletin, AARP The Magazine or our award-win ning website, aarp.org for more information. AARP members in Florida, I want to add my thanks to every one whos ever worked in the has enriched my life and those of millions of other Floridians, even if I struggled with AP Chemistry back in high school in Jackson ville. Sorry, Mr. Phanstiel. Jeff Johnson is AARP Floridas state director. Free driver safety course for educators JEFF JOHNSON Guest Writer Free rides for seniors ITNOrlando is a nonprot organization that offers affordable, curbside trans portation to hundreds of local seniors anytime, anywhere. Before a volunteer gives their rst ride, ITNOrlando con ducts a background check, a driving test and a safety inspection of their vehicle. To further ensure the ride remains safe and reliable, the organization recently partnered with Drivers Mart, which is maintaining the volunteer drivers vehi cles free of charge. ITNOrlando offers the car service for $1.50 per mile plus a $4 pick-up charge, with nancial assistance available to those in need. The organiza tion operates in portions of Orange and Seminole counties. For more informa tion or to become a volunteer driver, visit www.itnorlando.org Free guide for aging drivers The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The guide gives aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available. Users will nd safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources and community contacts for every county in the state. This book complements the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the cars glove box and available through the Safe Mobil ity for Life Resource Center, 636 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL 32306. Email safemobility-for-life@fsu.edu WINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER EVENTS Visit the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs or contact them at 407-327-6554 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via e-mail at scoffman@wintersprings.org or ldomenech@wintersprings.org. Visit their website at www.wintersprings.org to see a detailed schedule. The therapy pool offers tness classes from Basic Arthritics to Aerobics. You can also enjoy open swim each day, relaxing in the Jacuzzi and rejuvenating those tired muscles in 94-96 degree water. Contact Dell Walker at 407-327-6477 for more information. Annual membership required, annual fee $45. Activities at the Senior Center offer a vari ety for everyone. If you enjoy working out we offer Jazzercise on Monday, Wednes day and Friday; Tai Chi on Monday; Line Dancing on Monday and Thursday and Chair Yoga on Friday. You want to learn more about the com puter? Computer Classes are held Tues day and Thursday mornings. Bridge plays Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with a Bridge Class Tuesday morning. Join us for a catered lunch every Wednesday for only $5; please RSVP by Tuesday afternoon. After lunch stay for an afternoon of Bingo. We also offer Bingo on Friday afternoon where you can sit and chat over a hot dog lunch with all the x ings prior to Bingo, only $1.25. For those who like the craftier side we have Ceramics on Monday and to make it easy on you we provide all supplies. Price of any piece is based on a com pleted piece. This saves you from unnec essary purchases and toting you project back and forth. Another craft we offer is Scrapbooking. We meet on Tuesdays, you provide you materials we provide com panionship and inspirations. Memberships at the Senior Center are $25 a year. Visit wintersprings.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com New Senior Help Desk The Jewish Pavilion is thrilled to announce its new Senior Help Desk. This free Infor mation and Referral Service is available to seniors of all faiths and their family mem bers. Barbara Bonaparte, a social worker, who has many years of experience work ing with older adults, will spearhead this program. Learn about topics such as as sisted living, Medicaid planning, Veterans benets, home health, etc. Call 407-6789363 or visit OrlandoSeniorHelpDesk.com or jewishpavilion.org Embracing ethnic diversity By embracing the ethnic diversity of the residents in long-term care, residents feel more comfortable in their new surroundings. They will en joy sharing their culture, traditional foods and holidays with their new friends. Pam Ruben and Nancy Ludin from the Jewish Pavilion are avail able to present workshops on Caregiving for the Jewish Elderly. The rst workshop was held at Horizon Bay and included the tasting of matzah ball soup, challah, kugel and toffee matzah, all generous donated and homemade. To book a presentation, call 407-678-9363. Visit jewishpa vilion.org for more information.

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Page 16 On Saturday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. a quiet exchange took place. Keys changed hands, along with lastminute instructions and a con gratulatory handshake, beginning a new era for Seminole County Schools. Outgoing Superintendent Dr. Bill Vogel has retired, trading in the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week nature of the job for a slower pace, hence the late-night hando ver with the new superintendent, Vogel served Seminole County as superintendent since 2003. Af ter nearly nine years at the helm, after all the late night phone calls and battles to work with a shrink ing budget, he said he thinks hes met his goals. When I started, I had a set of beliefs that I brought forward, one of those was that my job was to facilitate the goals of the organiza tion, Vogel said. When I came aboard, one of those goals was to complete the journey to Unitary Status. school district has eliminated evi dence of segregation. Vogel began his career in edu cation during the early years of was then Osceola Junior High. Back then, Vogel said, his class room had no air conditioning, there were no separate classes for exceptional students and there were never enough books to go around. Teachers shared one IBM elec tric typewriter and one projector for the whole school. Things have come a long way since then, as has Vogel, though he always called Central Florida home. From his early days as a teach er, he moved up in administrative duties within Osceola County, eventually becoming their assis tant schools superintendent. In 1996, he was tapped to become the superintendent of schools in St. Lucie County and later transitioned to his current role as superintendent of Semi nole County. Since the court order mandat ing unitary status was issued in struggling toward reaching that goal. It wasnt until 2006 that it After we earned unitary sta tus, it was very important that we kept that promise, Vogel said. If theres something that Im very proud of, he said, its noth ing that I have done, but that its everybody working together that has created an amazing result in that our school district every year ciency. During his time as superinten dent, Vogel saw the graduation cent thanks in part, he says, to the implementation of ideas like the Transition Program, which was dents at risk of dropping out. There has been a major focus on character education and we have made the Triple A experi ence meaning arts, academics and athletics part of our culture now, Vogel said. I believe that is why students are connected to their schools and why graduation rates are so high, he said He said he has also accom plished all the remodeling and school building project goals the county had during his tenure. Despite gaining students from private schools over the past by the school board, the county actually has open seats in many schools, leading to the recent di lemma over whether some of the smaller schools should close as a cost cutting measure. The measure, strongly contest ed by parents, was eventually re jected, but the budget issues will remain until a more permanent solution is attained. With Vogel leaving amidst one of the toughest budgetary crises the county has ever faced, Grif him. suage the resentment of teachers who havent had a raise in years, causing morale issues. Vogel, who emphasized that its the teachers who get all the credit for the success achieved in Semi nole County schools. Realizing the enormity of the Theres always work undone, but now is a good time to hand knows the issues and is the right man for the job. and Vogel got started on some well-earned time with his family. I plan to spend a good deal laxing on the West Coast, Vogel said. 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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 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 Changing of the guard ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Outgoing Seminole County School Board Superintendent Bill Vogel, top left, laughs with incoming Superintendent Walt Grifn, top right, at a changeover ceremony at 11:59 p.m. June 30. Above, commissioners and staffers pose with Vogel. Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" If theres something that Im very proud of, its nothing that I have done, but that its everybody working together that has created an amazing result in that our school district every year has improved in student proficiency. Bill Vogel

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Page 17 THIS WEEK in sports history July 30, 1976 American Bruce Jenner wins gold in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics and sets a world record in the event. After his win, Jenner was voted the 1976 AP Male Athlete of the Year. The 1976 Olympics was his last decathlon. e 20th Annual March of Dimes Mudd Volleyball Challenge is set for Saturday, August, 2012 at the Lee Vista Field. Gatesopen at 7am and play begins at 9am. To register, visit mudvb.com and click the Register Button, or call 321-274-8676 for more information. marchofdimes.com/orida Play in the healthier babiesMudd for stronger, Parents call them the two-out rally team. They have two pitchers and one catcher, when most teams play with double that. They faced elimination and an early trip home during almost every one of their games in the district and state tournaments this year. But the Oviedo 12-and-under softball team still came out on top. In the double elimination district tour ting their championship run on the wire. it to the district championship, where they defeated Winter Park twice in a row to hoist the trophy. at the state series. Winter Park got revenge in the second round, immediately knock ing the team to the losers bracket. They were forced to eke out seven wins in a row over the course of three days, with several games coming down to just one run. Now, theyre bound for the World Series in Ala chua next week. I guess you could say we like to do things the hard way, said Coach Steve Miller, an eight-year veteran of coaching softball. Miller will take his players to the World Series for the third time in a row this year, and came away with the title last year. I like to think we play well, but it seems we wont play well until when our backs are against the wall. With only two pitchers and one catcher among a team of 11, the team faces plenty of competition in the Oviedo Babe Ruth League. Over 900 kids from all over Oviedo participate in the league, making it the larg est in the Southeast, said League President Rod Shaw, who is also an assistant coach with Millers team. But to Shaw, its Mill ers tightly scheduled practices and intense conditioning that push the girls to success. We have every minute planned out as to exactly what we want to work on, Shaw said. Our girls have plenty of spirit, but what we like to do is get them out here during practice in the hot conditions. That makes it easier to get used to it and keep that energy in the game. For 45 minutes during practice, the girls do rigorous cardio and core workouts, in cluding push-ups, pull-ups and planking exercises. Weve been doing it all summer, so Sidney Andersen said. Its hard work, but Miller, Shaw and the girls will leave Aug.1 for the World Series Championship, Alachua. More than 15 teams will be di vided into pools, and after several rounds, teams will advance to a single elimination tournament. For most of the players from chua, as only three players returned from last year. Im looking forward to their reaction to it all, to experiencing the pomp and circum stance of it. I think thats gonna be a great experience for them, Miller said. For Morgan Pleasants, it was a tough As backup catcher, Pleasants played one or two innings a game, but that all changed in the district championship game, when injury and Pleasants was called on to take her place. I was nervous, but excited. It felt like a lot of pressure, but I knew I could do it, Pleasants said. She continued to play catcher through games in three days under the heavy catch ers gear and the sweltering heat, which Shaw said often reached near 100 degrees. She played great, and you never heard a single complaint out of her, he said. It was amazing what she did under those conditions. I like catcher because you get to see ac tion every time, Pleasants said. The other positions are fun, but you dont always get to see the ball. Pleasants has had to work closely with pitcher Tatiana Escudero, whos also the youngest girl on the team. For Tatianas mom, Madelyn, its been a thrill to watch her daughter play on a bigger stage every year. Last year, at the world series, it was just crazy, Escudero said. The game didnt get just crazy for the team the whole time A lot of kids on this team havent experienced the competitiveness of travel ball, so its a big accomplishment. Swinging for the fences Swinging for the fences KYLE WARNKE The Voice PHOTO BY KYLE WARNKE THE VOICE Tatiana Escudero keeps her eye on the ball pitched by League President Rod Shaw. The team will advance to the World Series in Alachua, Fla., on Aug. 2. The Oviedo 12-and-under softball team defeated Winter Park in the district and state championships, and will advance to the World Series in Alachua on Thursday, Aug. 2. The Oviedo 8-and-under softball team defeated Winter Springs 18-1 in the district championship. They placed second in the state tournament and in the Southeast regional tournament, falling to Longwood and Julington Creek, respectively. The Oviedo 10-and-under softball team placed fourth in the state tournament, but advanced to the Southeast Regional because of a difcult schedule. The Oviedo 14-and-under softball team were runners-up in the state tournament and advanced to the Southeast Regional tournament. PHOTO BY KYLE WARNKE THE VOICE The Oviedo girls have two pitchers and one catcher, when most teams play with double that.

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Page 18 THIS WEEK in political history Aug. 8, 1974 President Richard Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings under way against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon finally bowed to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. Heres what kids at the Oviedo Farmers Market said about their favorite summer fruits. I like sliced strawberries for break fast they are red and taste good. We went to Disney for my birth day and had breakfast at the castle with the princesses. Caitlyn L. 5 years old In summer I like water and water melons too and also oranges and orange juice. I also like the watermelon juice. This is my first time at the Farmers Market. Kaitlyn T. 5 years old My favorite fruits are cherries and raspber ries. I come to the Farmers Market with my nona. This sum mer were going to Aquatica I like to swim. Cassie P. 6 years old I like watermelon and also red and purple grapes. I like apple juice too. To cool off I like to swim at the pool and to go to this beautiful playground. Lia M. 4 years old I like any flavor of red fruit punch and strawberries. This summer Im going to summer camp where we take field trips and go to the zoo and the pool. Eliana V. 10 years old 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 > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi When you think about commitment, oftentimes you think of relationships. No matter what the context, commit ment means work. Marriage takes work, takes work. Sometimes it feels like it is easier to throw your hands up in the air and say enough when things dont go as you would like them to. Recently we held a series of job skills classes. We have had tremendous success in connecting people with jobs using this model. The key to landing a job using the tools presented is commitment. This category because the students have not been as serious about participating and showing up. As in any relationship, the results are based on the commitment and the follow-through. important to success. We may have to zone to get the results we want. Saying yes to additional work, such as attending another networking event (I am a closet introvert, so its not my favorite thing), can be the key to success. When I worked at Circuit City and the supervisor who did forklift training was transferred, they gave the job to me. I had never driven a forklift or had any desire to do so. I learned and it helped me land my next job. It was a commit ment to the job and being excellent that made me say yes. Getting a new job takes commitment. Being promoted does too. All of this is work, but in the end, you can look back and see the path to success. It may be a long journey, but dont give up hope. Say yes to commitment Mayor Dominic Persampiere OVIEDO CITY TALK a month. Our July 4 celebration at the Oviedo Mall was a hit! The crowd swelled to an estimated 14,000 people for the and out throughout the day. The day was punctuated with fun, games, food and great entertainment from Jim Van Fleet & the Reign and Jake & The Elwood Blues Revue. The real celebration took place as our citizens came together to show their spirit dence Day. The event was sponsored by Cotton Inc. and local CBS radio station MIX 105.1 FM. Each participant received either a red, white or blue T-shirt, proudly made in the USA by North Carolina-based TSDesigns, to wear for the event. Were proud its our Oviedo! Crime ghting takes a new twist July also highlighted the exceptional International Crime Free Association awareness of crime prevention strate gies here and around the world. Mojica trained for, and implemented, the Crime Free Multi-Housing program in Oviedo. She also took the initiative to professional ize the programs training materials, and terials featured on the Crime Free MultiHousing Programs website. Mojica has been asked to teach other agencies about this program. We congratulate and honor Sgt. Kim Mojica for her excellent work. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Pro gram is an international crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties. The program has three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the police department. Property managers be successful completion of all three phases. Spirit in Oviedo The human ag on July 4 King Features Weekly ServiceJuly 23, 2012 Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 19 deterrents to crime. Two big ones are dogs are big, territorial and unafraid of defend ing their turf. Studies show that dogs are burglars decision not to select a house. rural areas know how to use them. Wheth er a casual or serious hobby or as a means Crime Prevention Unit has reported that between May 10 and July 13 there have been a number of residential burglaries in eastern Seminole County as well as Chul indicated that the vehicles used in these burglaries are believed to be rented, bor rowed or stolen, including a red Chevrolet. The burglars forced access through rearentry locations such as sliding glass doors and windows and stole items including If you or your family members are home alone during the day, please discuss a safety plan for your family, home and property. additional resources in keeping your fam ily and property safe. While driving out to work, running if you see people or vehicles that look odd or out of place, take the time to write down what you see. The SCSO asks residents of these rural communities to be especially vigilant and to call 911 if you see the following activi ties: which stays in the same place for an un usual length of time frequently, slowing down, and/or speed ing up running. do you leave it open when youre home, closed when youre away? Criminals can SCSO Security Assessment Take advantage of the SCSO Security As Prevention Practitioner will visit your resi dence and determine how vulnerable your property might be to crime. The assessment landscaping, lighting, locks, security alarm systems, doors, windows and more. You will receive recommendations and infor mation on the latest residential security methods and hardware. Make your home a tougher target for burglars. Schedule an as information. House Watch If you are squeezing in some last-minute vacation time, call the SCSO to add your home to the House Watch Program. A Community Service Area Deputy will check on your property while you are tion. Dont forget, National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event held at Focal Point Landscaping in partnership with SCSO. Geneva updates Enjoy the 2012 4th of July Parade & Festival with a 25-minute DVD of still photos avail able for only $10. Proceeds go to the Rural Heritage Center. Contact Rocky Harrelson Does your tween or teen have a dra Theater Camp, run by professional instruc tor June Powell, at the RHC. Its Monday July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3. Ages 11 to set/prop design and construction, mu sic, movement and audition techniques. The camp will result in a program to be performed on Friday evening performance at 6:30 p.m. Lets Write A Show! The their own lunches, snacks and water. Call sie_harrelson@bellsouth.net I know this lovely hot weather is getting to us all. Most of us would like to sit inside all day in our cool homes or at least be out in a cool spot. That is my plan for the summer, unless its like some friends of mine that hide at the beach or the mountain areas in western Georgia, North Carolina and others cool shady spots. I started having found out I was not alone. Two of my chil dren had problems and then other friends popped in saying, me too. Why is it the hotter it gets the more A/C problems? Well I am cool after a few $$$ guess it is the nature of the beast in this weather. Sponsor the malls play area Guess a lot of you have been to the Oviedo Mall and noticed the signs stating a brand new childrens play area that will be installed in the food court soon. The play area is being constructed by industry Playtime Creations based out of Colorado and is expected to be installed mid-August. The mall is seeking sponsorships for the new play area. Businesses interested in strong demographics of the Oviedo-Winter tail.com. The mall plans to celebrate with a grand opening in late August. Mountain music Sunday, Aug. 5, a Mountain Dulcimer Gathering will be held at 1 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main Street, Geneva. Bring your dulcimer and learn to become a better player or try one out to see if you might like to learn. We are all learn ing. If you need help with tuning or getting started, come around 12:30 p.m. Contact Genevahgs@aol.com for more information. Please submit a $5 donation. National Night Out celebrated in most local communities and designed to heighten crime and drug and participation in local anti-crime pro a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and Newcomers Luncheon Do come and attend the Newcomers Aug. 16 Luncheon, featuring a black-and-white theme and their general meeting. Guests and members are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gathering at Caf Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. in Altamonte Springs. To commemorate the events theme, attendees are invited to bring in their black-and-white baby photos to share with the group. Luncheon tickets are $23. Reservations are required. Doors Whale of a Sale Looking ahead for some coming fall events that I know you will want to mark on your calendar. They are the Harvest Jamborees Whale of a Sale, presented by the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo on Oct. 5 and 6. Also during the Jamboree you might look to market your craft or product, have some fun and make a few dollars. Vendors are wanted including direct sellers, individuals, crafters, designers or group who wish to sell their products and Great Day The second fall event is the 39th annual Great Day in The Country sponsored by the Oviedo Womans Club coming Satur day, Nov. 10, held on the Lawton House and Lawton Elementary School grounds. Farmers Market the Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market. Do come and join the crowd. Visit our many vendors that have honey, cookies, pasta, breads, eggs, doggy treats, drinks and lots of fresh produce. Pop in the air-conditioned Lawton House for a taste of Oviedo history. We are located 200 W. Broadway St. in downtown Oviedo. A thought Dont ever write anything on paper that you wouldnt want the whole world to see. Birdie Lee Warnock Plants are not about feeding us. Their only intention is to spread their seeds as widely as possible. To that end, plants use animals to consume their fruit to disseminate their genetic legacy. Consider how far most plant varieties have traveled to become naturalized in our agricultural sphere. We may think that growing an orange tree in our front yard will provide the family with sweet and nutritious citrus for years to come, but in reality, we are unintentionally pro liferating Sapindales Rutaceae Aurantioi deae Citreae all the way from Southeast Asia to the North American continent. Most fruit crops are perennials and will have a substantial lead-time until production begins. This long-term investment must be managed against the numerous risks pending against any landscape endeavor, including in sects and disease pests plus irrigation, fertility, sunlight, spacing and zoning considerations. I have too many times succumbed to the temptation of growing tropical, cold-sensitive fruits to continue re peating the same mistakes. Urban heat islands in Central Florida can make right at freezing, but my garden on the fringe of development is always a few degrees colder. Papaya or bananas of the tropical tree fruits would be exposed to environmental issues for far too long to take this gamble. The quickest results would be expected from strawberry plants. They are purchased bare-root in autumn, planted to grow through the winter, produce a harvest in the spring, and are disposed of in the summer. Their fruit is susceptible to numerous pests, making them a high-maintenance crop for the expected harvest. Commer cially available strawberries have an a strong contemplation from a home grower. Blueberries are native to our area, require almost no pest controls, toler ate drought and lend themselves to the edible landscape requirements of most homeowners associations. South ern high-bush types produce a harvest in late spring. Select several varieties to extend the available harvest season. Although everyone loves black berry fruit, I personally hate growing this plant. It spreads by underground runners, invading any terrain. The brambles are legendary, especially noted by our friend, Brer Rabbit. Birds love berries of most types, but thievery. Low-chill peach, apple and pear va rieties will grow for us with appropri ate attention. When the peaches come in, harvest quickly as the fruit spoils almost immediately. I do not have any personal experience with apples or pears, but the University of Florida has plenty of recommendations. 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 jwfoley@att.net TALK T O JANET > Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > Fruits of our labor Meltdowns in July Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-2217002, kphillips@turnstilemediagroup.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407349-2800. 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 > Be a tough target for crime

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New features Celery Stalks . ......................................... 19 Stetsons Corner . .................................... 19 Interests . .................................................. 7 Calendar . ................................................ 10 Athletics . ................................................ 17 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 18 Young Voices . ......................................... 18 Classifieds . ............................................. 20 Voices > 18 Oviedo City Talk, a column from Mayor Dominic Persampiere, debuts on our newly expanded opinions section. Stetsons Corner and Celery Stalks are there too!Lake Marys Rowdy Gaines is in London calling Olympic swimmingInterests > 7A Winter Springs chiropractor is in London with the U.S. Olympic teamInterests > 8Garricks taste buds dance for Seor Tequila in Winter SpringsRestaurant review> 9 Emily comes to Miami to become a professional dancer and falls for Sean, who leads a local flash mob dance crew. Opening this week: STEP UP REVOLUTIONOviedos new downtown is set to start rising out of the ground after more than half a decade in limbo. On July 16 the City Council spoke with developer Tom Cavanaugh about plans to build an 85,000-squarefoot mixed-use development, with construction of 250 residential units starting in 2013. But an amendment added into the development agreement by the the Council, with members balking at the idea of drive-through restau rants and banks being added to the project. The developers attorney, Lee Smith, sensing hostility toward the idea from the Council, proposed an alternative plan that would involve drive-through banks, dry cleaners and drugstores, leaving out drivethrough restaurants. Mayor Domi nic Persampiere refused. What were debating is that we dont want drive-throughs, Persampiere said. What we dont want is a Walgreens parked on the corner. Im personally telling you A wall of contention that has stood between the city of Winter Springs and residents of the Tuscawilla neighborhood Units 12/12A for nearly 30 years is slowly starting to come down whether either side wants it to or not. Its brick is beginning to crumble and its mortar to crack, and residents of the 90-home community and members of the City Commission have been forced to pay attention. Since it was built in the early 1980s, the 3,000-foot wall, which wraps the external length of the 12/12A subdivision in Winter Springs and lays partially on city, private and easement properties, has never had an explicitly determined owner. Youre not taking care of the wall, were not taking care of the wall, whos going to take care of this wall? Unit 12/12A homeowner Jon Lee asks, frustratedly summing up an issue that hes been dealing with for more than 25 years, and with directly through the City Commission for more than seven months. After surveys were taken to reveal 61 percent of the wall, the majority of which runs adjacent to Winter Springs Boulevard, stands in city right-ofway, its been decided that its up to Larry Wexler has a dream for solar energy. of vehicles like his own, a three-wheeled, eight-foot car that hes built himself, completely coated with and powered by solar panels. He sees his own startup company proconsumers, who save fuel, money and time by powering up through charging stations throughout Central Florida run by other en ergy companies. To Wexler, there was a time that the future of solar energy was just peak ing over the horizon. But that was years ago, and now it seems Wexlers once-bright vision has been eclipsed by forces beyond his control. Consumers and investors, especially in the Sunshine State, still treat solar energy like a distant and un welcome cousin, and Wexler, with no busi ness training of his own, has been unable to car on the right track. I have the technology, Wexler said, but I need someone with me every day to help me make money. Its almost impossible to do this without a business degree, which I lack. Wexler, who lives near Altamonte Springs, conceived the idea of a solar-powered car nearly 30 years ago, but didnt pursue it until after he left his job of 20 years as an inte rior landscaper. Completed after six months of labor and $10,000 in parts, his vehicle can cruise at speeds up to 45 mph and can run for about two hours on its 30 ampere battery pack. The suns rays provide power to the battery pack, but Wexler says the sun also provides an additional 10 amps of power on its own. Even with bad batteries, Im not gonna Solar hopes eclipsedOviedo OKs new projectSolar energy industry in the Sunshine StateKYLE WARNKE The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICELarry Wexler of Altamonte Springs built his own solar-powered car, among other sun-powered inventions. Please see SOLAR on page 2 City hits a wall as structure falls apartSARAH WILSON The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEThe 3,000-foot wall will either be destroyed, rebuilt or repaired. Please see WALL on page 5 Please see DOWNTOWN on page 4

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history Aug. 5, 1858 The first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed. Four British and American vessels met in mid-ocean and successfully laid 2,000 miles of cable, often at a depth of more than 2 miles. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | P.O. Box 2426 | Winter Park, FL 32790 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2012 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JAndreasson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSarah Wilson jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KPhillips@TurnstileMediaGroup.comJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.comSarah Wilson Brittni JohnsonKyle Warnke & Rebecca Males LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com KReyes@TurnstileMediaGroup.comFlorida Press Association & Oviedo/Winter Springs Chambers of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, East Orlando Sun, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect.CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Merrilee Crain, Patti Green & Jeff BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com get stuck with the sun out, he says. Wexlers car uses photovoltaic electricity, which comes from con verting the stored energy from the sun into electric watts. Although theyve only become popular in recent years, said Bill Young, a senior research engineer at the Florida Solar Energy Center. So lar energy input and output has turned toward bimodal power, which uses both batteries as well as power from a grid system, a trend spurred on by the damage of past hurricane seasons. We started using grids and had batteries, Young said. To be cheaper, we discarded batter ies and only had grid power. With hurricanes, we had to move to bi modal again, because when pow er goes out on the grid, without batteries youre in the dark. Young said that utility companies have been making moves toward generating solar energy by building larger and more equipped power plants that can produce up to 10 megawatts of and no pollution have enticed companies towards solar, but resi dential owners are still hesitant to adopt the technology. What they need to look at is their electric cars and their solar system as an investment, like a house. You pay for the system up front, and then you have a return on your system, Young said. corporate marketing for BlueChip Energy, a solar energy provider that manufactures, sells and in stalls solar technology, agrees that the knowledge and awareness of raised in consumers minds. Theres still a need for major education. Florida is not a solar state, even though were the Sun shine State. Once homeowners and businesses understand, itll At their headquarters in Lake Mary, BlueChip owns and oper ates the largest privately owned solar array in the state, which sits on the buildings roof generat boasts that theyve practically wiped out the companys electric bill, which was previously $14,000 a month. Now, its $14. Although businesses are taking steps forward in promoting the idas solar initiatives lag behind other states. The Solar Energy In dustries Association ranked Flori da at No.14 in solar installations, placing the Sunshine State in the shadow of Massachusetts, Ohio and New Jersey. Lacking a renew able energy policy or government incentives, Florida added 2.8 MW Jersey added 174 MW. Floridas Solar Energy Systems program, enacted in 2006 under a rebate of $4 per watt for energy powered by solar technology, guaranteeing homeowners up to $20,000. However, the state ran out of money for the program before it expired in June 2010, Young said, leading state legislators to discontinue it. Wexler and his sun-powered startup still have a way to go before their future looks bright again. Although hes still shop ping for a business partner of almost any background, Wexler doesnt quite know what road hell be taking next, and whether itll be in his mobile sun cruiser. Last few times I rode it, I was happy, he said. Its there the technology works. But I cant pro mote it by myself. I cant prove it with my words alone.SOLAR | Although businesses are taking steps forward, Floridas solar initiatives lag behind other states CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Florida Solar Energy Center offers information on the renewable energy and energy efciency research, education, training, and certication activities. Visit fsec.ucf.edu BlueChip Energy in Lake Mary is a fully integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain. Visit bluechipenergy.net Solar Energy Industries Association is the U.S. trade association for solar energy and related businesses. Visit www.seia.org/Correction The phone number accompanying the column Remit payroll taxes or pay big time in the July 13 issue was incorrect. You can reach Peter Pappas at 407-648-2555. What they need to look at is their electric cars and their solar system as an investment, like a house. You pay for the system up front, and then you have a return on your system. Bill Young PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEInventor Larry Wexler said he has the knowhow to build solar cars, above, but absent business and marketing support, he fears his designs wont nd success.

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But they could be symptoms more than 500 percent increase in Oviedo in two weeks. Florida Hospitals Oviedo Centra Care clinic reported a jump in strep throat cases two weeks ago, the largest reported at any Cen tra Care location. From June 22 to July 5, the Oviedo clinic reported at least one case of strep throat per day, when only one week prior they reported one case per week. The increase seems concen trated at the Oviedo location though, as other Centra Care lo rise in strep. The Longwood clinic cases per week, while Altamonte Springs saw between three and four, and Sanford had two or three, the clinics reported. Dr. Timothy Hendrix, the medical director of Centra Care, is surprised by the sudden increase of strep diagnoses, but he doesnt think its unexplainable. Its pretty unusual to see strep in the middle of summer. We of ten dont see it until school starts seen an increase in the past few weeks, Hendrix said. Its prob ably a singular cluster of people thats causing the outbreak in community. Oviedos more of a community with residential, younger families, where the disease easily spreads. Adults and children alike are susceptible to infection, although children between 5 and 15 years old are the most common pa tients. After being exposed to the streptococcal bacteria, patients days. Symptoms of strep throat include sore throat, fever, painful swallowing, nausea and swollen glands. Hendrix warns that if a family member has strep, theres a 20 percent chance other family members will catch it. But just because it can be spread easily does not mean that its considered a danger. The Seminole County Health Department has not recognized the increase of strep throat in recent weeks. Dain Weister, public nole County and Orange County Health Departments, emphasizes enough to be rigorously monitored by local health clinics. Its not a reportable disease, Weister said. We just try to help with surveillance. Its not required of doctors and providers to report it to the Health Department, like more extreme diagnoses such as E. coli. Our reports are just based on what information they voluntarily give us. Weister still urges that people be aware of strep. If Centra Care is seeing an increase, then we would urge the public to take all the precautions they can. Another local walk in clinic, Solantic Urgent Care, has not seen a rise in strep throat either. Paul Dickison, vice president of mar keting for Solantic, said that while the Winter Springs clinic still treats a few cases of strep a week, its nothing out of the ordinary. We didnt necessarily see a higher incidence of reportage of strep, Dickison said. Weve seen a lot of upper respiratory or throat issues. Weve run a lot more tests, a higher incidence of strep. But as strep outbreaks both seasonal and incidental have led to use of common antibiotics to stop them, that may have weak said. Strep is fairly easy to treat, as almost any antibiotic will kill it, Hendrix said. Weve been seeing a little bit more resistance in the community over the years, since streptococcal bacteria have been exposed to the antibiotic numer ous times, so its developing a strong resistance. Without treatment, Hendrix said, strep can last up to a week, but with help from antibiotics such as penicillin or amoxicil lin, the symptoms can disappear within two days. To prevent catch ing strep, he advises following normal hygiene precautions, such as avoiding contact with someone with the disease and regularly washing your hands.Strep throat now the common coldOviedo clinic reports more than a 500 percent increase in strep casesKYLE WARNKE The Voice Its pretty unusual to see strep in the middle of summer. We often dont see it until school starts again in fall, but weve definitely seen an increase in the past two weeks. Dr. Timothy Hendrix

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Page 4 Voted Ovations Top Law Firm in 2011 and 2012Experience. Compassion. Results. DOWNTOWN | Oviedo on the Park in the works for a decade CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Oviedo Way Oviedo Circle Oviedo CourtOVIEDOCENTRALHIGHWOODMITCHELL HAMMOCKOAKLINDSAYLAWNFONTANAFERN ALAFAYA LAKE CLAIREHAMILTONDOCTORS CLARA LEE EVANS LA JUNELAWNFERNOAKFERN Legend Parcels Subject Site 0400800 200 Feet Location Map ATTACHMENT 1 MITCHELL HAMMOCK ROAD OVIEDO BOULEVARD MAP COURTESY OF CITY OF OVIEDOIm not supporting this, and were going to move forward. We dis cussed this six months ago. Councilman Stephen Schenck agreed. Its a destination, not a drivethrough and a drive-by, he said. Thats the key is you get out and walk, not drive by. I think the con cept should be concrete in that fact. Persampiere said his goal was to preserve the original vision of Oviedos new downtown project, dubbed Oviedo on the Park, as a walkable mixed-use development of homes and businesses with re tail and entertainment. Drive-through restaurants and businesses would change the theme of the area entirely, Pers ampiere said, cutting down on the amount of visitors parking and strolling along the retail shops. That would change the whole intent of it, he said. Itd turn it into just another shopping center. If thats your intent, then well just go with somebody else. The city hasnt been shy about avoiding developers that wanted to change the original vision of the Oviedo on the Park. Persampiere said that the city had held onto 90-95 percent of the new down towns original vision by holding steady with its original rules. But Smith argued that the development agreement as it stood might be too restrictive on proposed businesses that dont meet the citys exact guidelines. Its very possible that there are uses youd like to see that youre not going to get approved because of the development agreement, Smith said. That might include a popular through option. Were not expecting that youd want a drive-through fast food restaurant, were just hoping that if something like a high-end drive-through like Starbucks, that wed be able to get it, Smith said. Thats something that Schenck had previously agreed could be a possibility, in general, though he didnt mention Starbucks. Yes, if theres the odd excep tion, there should be ways to get it, Schenck said. But the over all is that its a destination, not a drive-by. Persampiere said that the city had avoided relaxing rules so that further down the line in develop ment the city wouldnt grant so many exceptions that it changed the look of the area forever. Lets make no mistake about it, we all want that development there, Persampiere said. But we give this up, and it just opens that door up. Its something else, and something else and something reason. Though the Council decided against the change at the Council meeting, it did pass a resolution for an agreement between the city, developer and landowners for developing amenities and infrastructure in the new downtown, setting into motion what could be ect. Tom (Cavanaugh), congratulations and lets have that block party, Persampiere said. Tom, weve busted your chops enough, well pay for the hot dogs. I cant the ground. Plan your weekend with The Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes.Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" Lets make no mistake about it, we all want that development there, Persampiere said. But we give this up, and it just opens that door up. Its something else, and something else and something else. This was made difficult for a reason. Mayor Dominic Persampiere

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Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 the Commission to decide what to do with it, and how to pay for its repair, replacement or removal. After 250 feet of the 4-foot 8-inch wall were deemed a public safety hazard in May, the issue became even more crucial. At its May 29 meeting, the Commission decided to form an Ad Hoc committee of seven resi dents with Steven Richart, the ager, serving as a liaison to help decide the fate of the wall between them. As of the Commissions July 9 meeting, Councilwoman Joanne Krebs volunteered to oversee the committee on the Commissions behave, and it was decided the committee would have three op tions in dealing with the wall: re pair, replace or remove. Were faced with an issue the homeowners cant take care of themselves Its been a bit of a After the wall was built by the subdivisions developer, no Homeowners Association was ever established for the 90 homes it circumvents nor was a name more appealing than Unit 12/12A given. And with that, no responsibility for the wall was ever designated, leaving it un maintained for nearly 30 years, Richart said. And while the 250-feet deemed a public safety hazard has been knocked down as of July 20, the rest of the walls fate has not been determined. Its estimated that tearing it down and replac ing the wall could cost upwards of $450,000, while repairing and maintaining it would take closer to $10,000 a year. Commissioner Krebs said if the wall is removed, 142 trees have come out. The sidewalk on Winter Springs Boulevard that parallels the wall would also likely been torn up in the process. We have to think of what its going to look like not only to those people who live there, but the citizens who drive down the road theyre going to think a bomb thats pretty harsh if theres other things we could do. Some Unit 12/12A residents, including Jon Lee, say they arent too happy with the idea of their wall being demolished either, not only for aesthetic and privacy reasons, but for what it will cost them in assessments, as its likely the bulk of the cost will fall on home owners in the subdivision. Also, since there is no home owners association for the neigh borhood, if not rebuilt by the city, individual property owners would be in charge of building their own fencing with no beauti dards, Lee said. Unit 12/12A homeowner Annabelle Frilen, who has 3/4 of her property bordering the wall in a corner lot, says if the city takes the wall down and doesnt replace it, she wont hesitate to take matters into her own hands in putting up her own fence. Im not going to wait years for them to replace it, she said. If it comes down Ill be sitting here fat, dumb and happy Im the one thats sitting here naked so to speak when it happens, and Ive got to have some protection. The wall, she says, keeps peo ple out of her yard, from being able to see into her pool and living room, and headlights from beam ing through her house at night. Yet when she bought her house 10 years ago, she said no one told her the current wall was her responsibility. but I do want whatever happens for 12 and 12A to be an improve ment, she said. I want the com munity to actually look like a sub division. It could be months until a de cision is made, possibly until the end of the year, Richart said. Once nalized, the members have 120 days to come up with a recom mendation for the Commission. What happens from then is up to them. Richart said they have the dif allocate the citys public money and resources for whats best for the 90-home Unit 12/12A commu nity, and the entire population of Winter Springs. Its a problem and I feel bad for the city that they have to go through this right now, Frilen said. But its about time some thing is done about it.WALL | If the wall is removed, 142 trees would come down too CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Pols mingle PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICESupervisors of election Michael Ertel of Seminole County, top left, and Bill Cowles of Orange County pose at the East Side Regional Hob Nob on June 26. Above is Orange County District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards.

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Page 6 Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! www.pageschool.com Page Private School will be offering the High Reach Curriculum approved by the Department of Education. This program will enhance interactive hands-on experiences through language, physical development, and social skills. This curriculum will focus on science, math, language, community, and purposeful play. Assessments will be given twice a year to measure the academic progress of each student. P AGE P RIVATE S CHOOL PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL FOUNDED 1908PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOLN OW O FFERING VPK! Children must be 4 years old by September 1st. N OW O FFERING VPK! Children must be 4 years old by September 1st. C ALL F OR I NFORMATION August 20, 2012 June 7, 2013 University Park 407.678.033310250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL Ages 2 through Grade 8August 13, 2012 May 30, 2013 Towne Center 407.324.1144100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL Ages 2 through Grade 8Hours 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. We offer extended hours from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Snacks provided by parents CALL FOR INFORMATION Dorothy Lee Jones, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2012, after a brief decline. Known to friends and family as Dot and Aunt Dot, she told her witty and apt stories right up to the last. Born Jan. 19, 1918, she was the daughter of Charles S. Lee and Goldie Beckley Lee who raised four children in Oviedo on Lake Charm. Dot and her siblings Their pioneer Lee grandparents, whom Dot remembered James Hiram Lee and Laura Barnett Lee were the children and grand children of Lake City, Fla. natives. As a young couple, James and Laura moved to the Oviedo area then known as the Lake Jesup Settlement. This move in the late 1860s was arduous; among other things, the journey involved a mule-drawn wagon, an infant child, the fording of rivers and the slim advantage of roads that were mere trails for the most part. Dot graduated from Oviedo High School and, after earning her Bachelors in 1939 from Florida Southern College, she taught English and speech at High Springs. In 1942 she mar ried John Louis Jones, a graduate of Candler School Theology at Emory University. They were married in the First Methodist Church of Oviedo, where earlier John had held a student pastorate the Florida Methodist Conference (now called United Methodist) and for 35 years he served, with Dots help, in United Method ist churches in Deland, Miami, Boynton Beach, Jacksonville, Fer nandina Beach, Venice-Nokomis, Clermont and Gulfport. Dot is preceded in death by her husband, by her brother Charles S. Lee Jr of Tennessee, her sister Thelma Lee Clonts and brother-in-law Rex Clonts Sr. of Oviedo. In addition to her sisterin-law, Martha Ann Moon Lee, she is survived by her brother Robert E. Lee and sister-in-law Jane Seacrest Lee of Oviedo and many nieces, nephews and cousins living in Oviedo as well as in other parts of the country. She is survived by her daughters Nancy Lee Ford, Beverly Coyle and Laura Jones and by her four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Oviedo on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Historic Sanctuary. With gratitude from the family, donations may be made to address is 263 King St., Oviedo, FL 32765. For friends wishing to share this announcement with others, visit seminolevoice.com. Dorothy Lee Jones, 94, known for witty stories Biscuits & jamPHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICEGary Gronga performs with The Leftover Biscuits at Geneva Jam on July 21.

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Page 7 Rowdy Gaines won three Olym pic gold medals in 1984. But be ing on top of the world in mens swimming translated to about $100. Today a swimmer would pocket about $100,000 after a year like that, and thats not includ ing sponsorships. Daytona Beach native Ryan Lochte is set to earn about $2.3 million this year, CNN Money reports, thanks to con tracts with the likes of Gillette, Ralph Lauren and AT&T. When I swam there was no money, the Lake Mary resident said, relax ing in a pool side chair as kids shouted Marco and Polo in pool behind him at the Heathrow Racquet Club. You werent allowed to take money. Now you can actually earn a living by swimming. Gaines sports a polo, jeans and a perennial tan, and insists folks call him Rowdy. Hes never liked sunglasses, he said, his eyes drawn into a permanent squint in the scorching afternoon sun. Its July 16, and in a week hell jump on a plane to London to begin his sixth straight Olympics as a swim ming analyst. Hes been an insti tution in the sport for 36 years, as the sport has evolved into one of the Olympics most-watched events. He says money is the reason for most of the changes hes has seen in the sport in the last 30 years, including the increasing age of its athletes and the U.S.s struggle to keep up with swimming technol ogy. The U.S. government doesnt provide any funding for the Olympics, in sharp contrast to other leading countries, such as Australia, Russia and China. I think were behind in many cases with the rest of world when it comes to technology and how they support their athletes, abso lutely, because they have government support, he said. It all comes down to fundrais ing, which Gaines has done a lot of for USA Swimming. Theyve come a long way since the s. Today elite swimmers get a stipend from USA Swimming of about $30,000 a year. In the 1980s, Gaines could follow his dreams of Olympic glory, but swimming didnt pay the bills. That meant getting used to an interesting sleep schedule. Leading up to the 1984 games, he worked as a night clerk at a hotel from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hed go home and sleep for a couple of hours and hit the pool from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. After morning practice, hed catch some more sleep before heading to his afternoon workout, which ended just before he had to put his hotel uniform back on. No one at the hotel knew they were working alongside a soonto-be three-time gold medalist.Swimming grows upThat was a tough few years, he said, and exactly why swimmers used to retire from the sport after their college graduation. But that all began to change as sponsor ing in for Olympic athletes. And with that came drastic changes in the demographics of the U.S. swim team. Gaines was the oldest swimmer at the 1984 games, and became the oldest swimmer in his tory to win a gold medal. He was 25. Today, the average age for the U.S. mens team in London is 26, he said. Lochte will be 28 on Aug. 3. The man Lochte hopes to catch, Michael Phelps, at 27, is going into his fourth Olympics the most in history for an American. Two (games) is usually the max, three is rare and four is near ly impossible, Gaines said. Phelps has said this will be his last games. After London, he will have accomplished all he can, Gaines said, including shattering the record for the most medals in Olympic history, set by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina in 1964 at 18 medals. Phelps will eas ily nab six medals, Gaines says, bringing him over the 20 mark. You cant do anything else. Hes broken 40 or 50 world re cords in his career, Gaines said. But, with a glimmer of mischief in his blue eyes, Gaines admits he thinks Phelps will be back, at the Its not because of some insider information hes heard its just a gut feeling, suspecting that he and Phelps are a lot alike. Olympics, but he never got to swim because of the U.S. boycott. So, when he graduated from Au burn the next year, he hung up his goggles. He was out of the pool for more than two years. But there was an emptiness, he said. Swimming was what I did best and what I knew best. When youre wired that way you want to take advantage of it. Once he was back in the pool, he didnt look back, going on two years later to win three gold med als. At age 53, hes still setting re cords both in and out of the pool. You wait, he said, smiling. Youre gonna call me in about three years and youll say, Whoa, I saw Michael back in the water. You were right, Rowdy.All swimming, all the timeGaines is not an outsider look ing into the swimming world. He lives and breathes it. Although Gaines insists he doesnt train anymore, he still swims 8,000 yards just about every day. And if hes not swimming or talking about swimming, hes teaching kids about swim safety and fol lowing their dreams. On June 14, he broke a Guin ness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, with more than 23,000 partici he jokes that he did it because he likes to break records. But then he gets dead serious drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 10 years and younger, he says, only behind car accidents. Its not like were trying found the cure its swim lessons. So it drives me crazy when I see a child drown (on the news) . dys Kids, sponsored by his em ployer, Limu, he goes around the country teaching free swim clinics and inspiring kids to follow their dreams. Probably the thing that Im most proud of in my career is Rowdys Kids , he said. And for a guy who started swimming at age 17, only after idence that dreams do come true. By the time this paper hits newsstands, Gaines will be on air for NBC in London, providing swimming commentary for his sixth straight games. But its not all fun and games. Youre there to do a job, he said. A lot of it is just studying, getting to know the team, getting to know who youre talking about on TV. He admits that he didnt do a lick of sightseeing when he was in China four years ago. I was in Beijing for a month and I never saw the Great Wall, he said. I went from the pool to the hotel. But he admits that each Olym pics experience still amazes him. To actually be there is really Its so cool also because its only every four years. Thats our Super Bowl, thats our World Series. As he steps into the 17,500-seat Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park, hes traded in his swimsuit for a suit. But 27 years later, the nation is still watching Rowdy. THIS WEEK in human history Aug. 7, 1959 The U.S. unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 is launched into an orbit around the Earth. The spacecraft featured a scanner that transmitted a crude picture of the Earths surface from a distance of 17,000 miles. The photo, received in Hawaii, took nearly 40 minutes to transmit. 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 Gold in the waterLondon Olympics commentator Rowdy Gaines of Lake Mary talks swimmings evolution, Phelps future and the drowning epidemicJENNY ANDREASSON The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICERowdy Gaines poses in front of the Heathrow Racquet Club pool, where he some times swims. Hes in London working his sixth Olympics as a swimming analyst. The London 2012 Summer Olympics kicks off with opening ceremonies on Friday, July 27, and events run through Aug. 12. For a full TV schedule of events, visit nbcolympics.com Follow Rowdy on Twitter (@RowdyGaines) to nd out more about the athletes and to ask him questions.

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(407) 365-7475 171 S Central Ave, Oviedo WWW.OVIEDOEYECARE.COM r Theres a constant strain put on the bodies of athletes. The intense pull on the muscles and joints as a weightlifter grasps the bar, plants their feet into the ground and lifts the weight often heavier than themselves high over their head, has a potential for injury each time. Its not easy on the body, and a Winter Springs chiropractor will be working hard to keep some of the most talented athletes in their in perfect performance shape for the 2012 Olympics in London. Dr. Matthew Herbas practice, Herba Fam ily Chiropractic in Winter Springs, is part of an organization called Maximized Living. This organization has developed the Wellness Advisory Council, which serves as a network of chiropractors throughout the country who the USA Olympic weightlifting, wrestling, judo and sitting volleyball teams. Their job is exercise and mental wellness advice. Herba said regular chiropractic adjust reduce injury and recovery time, as well as im prove overall performance. When you free the body up to do what its supposed to do, it just works better, he said.Olympic gamesThe athletes have chiropractors in the network in their own hometowns, but only a few of the London to work with the athletes during the games. Herba is one of about 12 to make the trip, and he will do it all for free, including paying all of his own traveling expenses. The honor of being with an Olympic ath lete is payment enough for me, he said. Brad Bliven, director of special programs and the Wellness Advisory Council that works with the Olympians, said Herbas enthusiasm for the program and commitment to learning made him an easy choice for the Olympics. as an Olympic coach and volunteers for every opportunity that arises. It takes a certain amount of dedication and want to be able to get to that level, Bliven said. While in London, Herba will make impor tant little tweaks before the competition, usbodies to help with their success. He said a lit tle goes a long way in this situation, and most of the athletes will receive more intense work after they go for the gold, and he joked, nearly Theyre doing it because they want an edge, he said.Helping high school champsWhen he isnt traveling to take care of Olympi ans, Herba volunteers his skills for talented lo cal athletes. Hes a partner with Winter Springs High Schools wrestling team, several teams for Seminole State College and Team Florida Orlando, a weightlifting club in East Orlando. For WSHS and Team Florida, he comes to one practice a week, and each interested athlete hops up on his table for an adjustment. It takes only a minute, but the teams coaches know It helps them feel revived, WSHS wres tling coach Scott Gomrad said. He said members of his team who start feel ing tired and burned out by the end of a season getting pulled and twisted, feel refreshed after an adjustment. One member said his treatment from Herba helped him get back on the mat and ready to take on opponents without the worry of re-injuring his previously hurt neck. Im not worried about getting hurt, Aus tin Day, 15, said. Tyrone Harvey, Team Floridas coach, said the work Herba does gives his team better bal ance and evens out their lifting. After getting adjusted, his team said their weights actually seem lighter. helped the team be successful, he said. Herba loves to hear that the teams are feeling better with his care. Along with the adjust their nutrition and staying healthy overall. While not every athlete will be an Olympian, he wants all of them to take what they learn from competing and use it in life. He said hes certainly learned a lot about dedication from the athletes he helps. We hope that they remain injury free, they glean from the principles that were teaching so that they become champions of their own life, Herba said. You dont hang it up when you exit high school.Winter Springs Olympic docBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEChiropractor Dr. Matthew Herba will head to London as an ofcial trainer for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. He has helped keep local athletes in top shape, including Winter Springs High Schools wrestling team, above. AUG. 4The Oviedo Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the rst Saturday of every month (next event Aug. 4) on the grounds of the Historic Law ton House, 200 W. Broadway St. Visit OviedoHS.com for more information. Do you like sun and fun? If so, join the City of Casselberry, Friends of the Park and Travel Country Outdoors store for the 2nd Annual RunYak on Saturday, Aug. 4. Indulge your competitive spirit with this family friendly race that fea tures a 2.5K Run, 5K Paddle and ends with another 2.5K Run. We structured this race so it would be fun for all t ness levels and ages 12 and older. The event will be held at Secret Lake Park, 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive, nes tled in the heart of Casselberry. Visit www.runyak.com for more details, and to register, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507.AUG. 7Come to the 29th National Night Out, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Genevas will be at Focal Point Nursery (behind Focal Point, Geneva General and Stricklands). Target and the Sheriffs Department will provide free school supplies, free hotdogs and drinks, prize drawings, Drug Take Back (hand in your expired medications, no nee dles or liquids) and Code Enforcement to answer questions.AUG. 8Kids House will give out school supply-lled new backpacks for 250 children in a fun pool party event on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Consider buying supplies, sponsoring a child for $50 or having your own supply drive. For more information, contact events@ kidshouse.org or call 407-324-3036. AUG. 12Join Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, for a fresh-cooked dinner from one of Central Floridas gourmet Food Trucks. Bring the family to this free event and enjoy a tailgate-style meal together, rain or shine. Food Trucks gather in the northwest parking lot. Visit foodtruckcrazy.comAUG. 13The rst day of school is Monday, Aug. 13.ONGOINGThe Oviedo Mall offers childrens activities in the food court from noon to 2 p.m. every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Call 407977-2400 or visit myoviedomall.com The Seminole State College Planetarium is closed July 27 and 28. Central Florida Nights will be pre sented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. Luna will be presented from 8:309:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The Forgotten Astrono mers will be presented from 8:309:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month (Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 next month) and is lo cated next to the Community Center on First Street. Admission is free. Visit http://bit.ly/SHLEja Email calendar submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup. com

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Page 9 You know that wonderful feeling when you know something is going to be good, and then when you experience it, its so good that it exceeds all of your expectations? Well friends that is the case with the authentic Mexican restaurant Seor Tequila on State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Yay! I love Mexican food, and its my way to all the Mexican restau rants in the area, and Im happy to tell you that Seor Tequila is way up there in all the important areas. The food is authentic Mexican, the portions are more than generous, and the margaritas are so good that I dare you to have just one. The claim that Seor Tequila food it will make your taste buds get up and dance, is a per fect representation of what you will experience. From the Guaca mole Mexicano made fresh each time its ordered with big chunks of avocado and tomato (really delicious), to the Seor Tequila Sampler, the appetizers let you know right away that this experience is going to be special. I dont know how large a party the Sampler is supposed to feed, but we were three people and we only ate half of all the nachos, quesadillas, make up this meal-in-itself family platter of appetizers. And the entrees were equally Molcajete is served in a bowl cre ated from lava rock and includes strips of beef, chunks of chicken and pork, and shrimp all mixed in with grilled cactus, peppers and onions. Its interesting just to look at, and the combination of tastes make this alone worth the trip, and its served with the traditional rice and beans on the side. The second entre was a generous (again) serving of chunks of chicken and steak on a skewer with vegetables. Called Brochetas, this dish is marinated in a secret house sauce, and its perfect for the serious meat-eater in your group. I still think I won big time with my entre of Paella Mexicana. Ive had paella all over the world including Spain and this unique version of paella is the best Ive ever tasted. I even ate slower just so I could savor of tilapia and shrimp with onion and bell peppers and a very special chipotle sauce. I loved it so much that my mouth is water ing as I write this. Its perhaps important to add that none of us we all walked out with carryout boxes. We tried two kinds of margaritas, and I love the not-traditionalbut-fun-to-drink frozen margarita with Seors own blend of citrus juices and a hint of Curacao. My friends really liked the True Blue Organic Margarita made with Blanco Tequila and Agave syrup making it a serious blue color. With nine kinds of margaritas, reasons to go back and create our By this time we were feeling so good that we were ready to eat anything our waiter suggested, so we threw good sense to the wind and (at least we shared) the lava chocolate cake for dessert. A little volcano of hot, moist chocolate cake topped with a big scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup yep, its as good as it sounds. Of course, Seor has all the traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, burritos, fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas and salads, and by now youve wonderful place comes highly recommended. And if youve read this far Seor Tequila will bring your table a free queso (cheese) dip to go along with your free chips and salsa when you tell them, Josh sent me. Upcoming Events Saturday, July 28 Grand Opening at 2nd Wave Resale Get an update on the 2012 Elections process including information on all the proposed Constitutional Amendments, featuring Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel. Friday, July 27 Seminole County Commission Candidate Forum 5:30 8:30 pm Oviedo Mall Community Room Join hosts the League of Women Voters and the OviedoWinter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce as we welcome candidates for Seminole County Commission, District 3 and other guests for a candidate forum. For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am1:15pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 12 6 pm 5414 Deep Lake Road, Suite 1128, Oviedo Thursday, August 2 Chamber Monthly Luncheon Wednesday, August 8 OBN Luncheon 11:30 1 pm Tuscawilla Country Club Wednesday, August 29 Membership 101 11:301:00pm Chamber/UCF Incubator Training Room New Member Reception and & Member Refresher The Oviedo Businesswomen Network consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas 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) From the Corner TableSeor Tequila will make your taste buds get up and dancePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICERestaurant critic Josh Garrick toasts with a True Blue Organic Margarita. Seor Tequila is located at 855 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs in a little mall called the Villaggio of Winter Springs. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 407-542-5912 or visit senortequilamexicanrestaurant.com JOSH GARRICK The Voice

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Dr. Reynolds comes from Seminole High School, where she was an assistant principal. Prior to WSHS, Mickey was an assistant principal at Crooms Academy of Information Technology, and taught at WSHS the year it opened. Former Winter Springs principal Mike Blasewitz has replaced new Superin tendent Walt Grifn as executive director of secondary education.Register for adult ag football and softball leaguesThe Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for its fall 2012 Mens Flag Football League. The league includes 10 regular season games and a tournament at the end of the year. The department is also taking regis trations for its fall 2012 Softball Leagues. Theres a mens league and a co-ed league. The cost per each team for the season is $400. Please visit Central Winds Park or call 407-327-6589 for more information or to register.Pantry and thrift store volunteers needed HOPE has been blessed with many high school student volunteers this summer. But come mid-August, they will return to school and only be able to volunteer on Satur days. Therefore, HOPE will need new adult volunteers for this fall starting in August. If you have been thinking about volunteering, please sign up at www.hopehelps.org for an orientation this summer so you will be ready to start in August.Historic Seminole looking for memoriesIn honor of the 100th anniversary/birthday of Seminole County, Historic Seminole is collecting Seminole Memories. Send your favorite memories and photographs of the sites, the cities and the people of Seminole County to info@lakemaryhistory.org. You can also drop off your memories and photos at several locations. Visit www.historicsem inole.org for a list of locations.BIZ NEWS Mayor starts new job in real estateOviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere recent ly started a new career as a licensed Real tor at RE/MAX Optima in Oviedo. Reach him at 407-706-6875, dominic@dprealtygroup. com or www.dprealtygroup.comVillagio Business Center leases new spaceNAI Realvest recently negotiated an expan sion lease agreement for 1,800 square feet of ofce space in Villagio Business Center of Winter Springs. Paul P. Partyka, principal and managing partner at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction. Winter Springs-based Secure Title LLC increased its occupancy at Villagio Business Center by 50 percent to accommodate its business growth.Orlando Sanford International lands $17.6 million FAA grantThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Orlando Sanford International Airport a $17.6 million grant for safety improvements. The extension of our prima ry runway provided by this grant is a longawaited and critical enhancement of Sanfords aireld, which will allow large aircraft to depart safely under maximum weights of fuel and cargo, especially in the hot summer months, said Larry Dale, president and CEO of Orlando Sanford International Airport. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Kids name police pup The Seminole County Sheriffs Ofces newest four-legged deputy will be named Amber. Nine-year-old Makenna Presley, a fourth-grader at Lawton El ementary School in Oviedo, submitted the winning name for the 4-month-old bloodhound puppy. Amber was suggested because of the dogs color and she will be used in AMBER Alerts. Aidan McConnell, 8, of Keeth Elementary and Madison Jordan, 9, of Wicklow Elementary both submitted the name Ellie. Brooke Andrew, 9, of Enterprise El ementary submitted Rosie. The children received a trophy, tickets to Sea World and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens and a one-week scholarship to PAL camp. Makenna also received an annual family pass to the Central Flor ida Zoo and her class will get a pizza party and visit from the puppy in the fall. Amber will eventually replace SCSOs 5-year-old bloodhound, Billee, and will track scent trails of missing children, seniors with Alzheimers and criminal suspects. Animal Services hosts drive to win $100K ASPCA challengeA dozen a day is what it will take to push Seminole County Animal Services into the winners circle of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge. If Animal Ser vices can adopt out or return home to their owners a dozen dogs and cats each day from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, they will be eligible for $100,000. You can meet your new pet at the Clean Sweep Adoption Event where they will start the contest on Aug. 1 by trying to clear out our kennels and get all animals adopted. With as many as we get adopted there will always be more need ing homes, so they will follow up with events like the Feline Fiesta, Smitten with Kittens II, Responsible Pet Owner ship Day, Adopt an Underdog Week and more. Visit them on Facebook for more details. Sheriffs son honored with Purple HeartLast September, U.S. Army Specialist Don Eslinger Jr., 20, was on patrol in Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division when a mortar round landed and exploded near him. The explosion fractured his leg, broke his ribs and inicted dozens of shrapnel wounds, including a softball-sized hole through his chest and upper back and a brain injury. Eslinger, son of Semi nole County Sheriff Don Eslinger, has made a near-full recovery and is stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. President Obama awarded the soldier the Purple Heart medal for his injuries in the line of duty while Eslinger was recov ering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. 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Page 12 There were people dying every where. The Germans were in a dominating position and highly protected, completely hidden as they shot their guns through little slots while U.S. soldiers were easy targets as they scrambled across a wide-open beach. Theres a reason its called Bloody Omaha, said John Raaen, a retired U.S. Army major general and Winter Park resident. It was a pretty gory landing, Raaen said. It was like a sea of lead. Bullets were cracking by, so many of them that it was just a continuous sound. But he was one of the lucky ones. Raaen was an Army captain the day his battalion landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Most of the soldiers that day werent afraid, though, he and pounded across that beach he was exhilarated for two reasons: he was too young to believe death could happen to him, and he was so highly trained and ready, he was bursting to put his knowledge and preparation to work. You dont know how you could possibly make it, but you do make it, he said. When youre excited you can do anything. Raaens new book Intact, which was published in May, takes readers through the hours before the invasion began, the race from his boat to shore and across the beach, and the battles he faced once inland. The name of his book comes from the fact that his, the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, was one of few to land on Omaha Beach in tact of all its members a fact that helped in their success that day. While Raaen has been working the start of his book really began just a month after his experience, in July 1944. He was, as he called it, a loose cannon. He didnt have an exact job, and so he was given ones that college-educated man a gradu ate from West Point so he was assigned to write up the decora tions for medals won during the invasion, then as the person to write the after-action report for the invasion month, and last as the contact person for men with the War Department Historian Team. His role was to answer any ques tions about what happened that day, and if he couldnt answer Raaen would sit in on the inter views, and absorbed many details of that day. All inspired the writing pened on D-Day, and the basis for Intact. Years later he became the go-to veteran for WWII D-Day historians looking for an informed, thought 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! rfntnb nr brb b bb b b nrr fntbft Considering Cremation?Well discuss: n Red Bug Lake Rd.Oviedo Mall417 TollwayW. State Rd. 426 rbtt SENIOR VOICE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! John Raaens book Intact is available for purchase on Amazon or eBay.Veteran publishes D-Day eyewitness bookBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICEJohn Raaens new book Intact takes readers through the hours before the invasion began, the race across the beach and the battles he faced inland. Please see VETERAN on page 13

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Page 13 ful account from someone who experienced the invasion. Whats in this book is a gold mine, said Patrick ODonnell, an author whos written eight books on military history, some helped by Raaens interviews. Its history trapped in amber. Thats because Raaen was actually there. And the book contains not just his memo ries decades later Raaen is now 90 and can recall single moments and details with story in 1944 only a month after the event. Hes an eyewitness and an intelligent, perceptive eyewitness, said Tom Hat History Institute at the Briscoe Center for American History in Texas. The fact that he actually participated in the momentous event of the invasion of Normandy that he was at the crux, the place that the breakthrough was made from Omaha Beach, it gives him a unique per spective that other writers cant bring to it, author and historian Bob Black said. The book is very revealing. What Raaen said he wanted to do was to give his fellow WWII veterans a grasp of what happened that day larger than for them to remember what they did and why it was so important. Also, why it was cers made the operation successful. Several what had happened around them. It began as something not for the public, but turned into a book that Black said any ones WWII library wouldnt be complete without. His book is incredibly important, Hat r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f If youre a homeowner age 62 or older, a Reverse Mortgage could change your life. It may allow you to have tax-free cash for what you want or need, so you can enjoy the life you so richly deserve. The funds can be used for anything, including: paying off an existing mortgage or other debt; cover health care costs or long-term care; property taxes; insurance; home repairs or renovations; cash reserves for emergencies. Ive been originating reverse mortgages for 8 years and will provide you with the personal attention you deserve. Once I understand your goals, I Call 407.695.9739Kathy Krug, First Class Mortgage ServicesNMLS 851562 Take the Worry out of Retirement VETERAN | Raaen is now 90 years old but can recall single moments and details with the crispest clarity CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 The fact that he actually participated in the momentous event of the invasion of Normandy that he was at the crux, the place that the breakthrough was made from Omaha Beach, it gives him a unique perspective that other writers cant bring to it. author and historian Bob Black Senior Community Bulletin PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN RAAENRetired U.S. Army Gen. John Raaens boat was one the few to land intact on the beach in .Everyone who can read this: Please take a minute to thank a teacher. Teachers add a lot to our society, yet sometimes it seems as though thanks for their work is harder and harder to come by. AARP has a big reason to thank educators after all, if it were not for a retired California high-school principal, AARP would not exist. That principal was Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who Dr. Andrus also founded the National Retired Teachers Association, which eventually led to the Florida Retired Educators Association. Heres how AARP is saying thanks: From now through Aug. 31, 2012, anyone who has ever been an educator, whether cur rent or retired, is eligible to take the AARP Driver Safety classroom course for just $5. They say a teacher never knows all the good that comes from his or her work. Dr. Andruss work led to AARP Driver safety program designed especially for the older driver. More volunteers power this program in Florida, helping more than to refresh their driving skills. Those who pass the course also may earn discounts on their auto insurance. To make it simple to take advantage of this thank-you promotion, AARP Driver Safety is making it available to anyone who has ever been an educator, or who has worked for a school district or university in any capacity. This includes everyone from custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers, and even parents who home-school their children. It doesnt matter how long some one was an educator or if they have a teaching degree. We want to say thanks to all educators. For more information about AARP Driver Safety, or to locate a course near you, please go to business hours. In November, AARP Driver you to another group deserving of all the thanks we can give them Americas veterans. Watch the AARP Bulletin, AARP The Magazine or our award-winning website, aarp.org for more information. AARP members in Florida, I want to add my thanks to everyone whos ever worked in the has enriched my life and those of millions of other Floridians, even if I struggled with AP Chemistry back in high school in Jacksonville. Sorry, Mr. Phanstiel. Jeff Johnson is AARP Floridas state director.Free driver safety course for educatorsJEFF JOHNSON Guest WriterFree rides for seniorsITNOrlando is a nonprot organization that offers affordable, curbside transportation to hundreds of local seniors anytime, anywhere. Before a volunteer gives their rst ride, ITNOrlando con ducts a background check, a driving test and a safety inspection of their vehicle. To further ensure the ride remains safe and reliable, the organization recently partnered with Drivers Mart, which is maintaining the volunteer drivers vehi cles free of charge. ITNOrlando offers the car service for $1.50 per mile plus a $4 pick-up charge, with nancial assistance available to those in need. The organiza tion operates in portions of Orange and Seminole counties. For more informa tion or to become a volunteer driver, visit www.itnorlando.orgFree guide for aging driversThe Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The guide gives aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available. Users will nd safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources and community contacts for every county in the state. This book complements the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the cars glove box and available through the Safe Mobil ity for Life Resource Center, 636 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL 32306. Email safemobility-for-life@fsu.eduWINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER EVENTSVisit the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs or contact them at 407-327-6554 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via e-mail at scoffman@wintersprings.org or ldomenech@wintersprings.org. Visit their website at www.wintersprings.org to see a detailed schedule. The therapy pool offers tness classes from Basic Arthritics to Aerobics. You can also enjoy open swim each day, relaxing in the Jacuzzi and rejuvenating those tired muscles in 94-96 degree water. Contact Dell Walker at 407-327-6477 for more information. Annual membership required, annual fee $45. Activities at the Senior Center offer a vari ety for everyone. If you enjoy working out we offer Jazzercise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Tai Chi on Monday; Line Dancing on Monday and Thursday and Chair Yoga on Friday. You want to learn more about the computer? Computer Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Bridge plays Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with a Bridge Class Tuesday morning. Join us for a catered lunch every Wednesday for only $5; please RSVP by Tuesday afternoon. After lunch stay for an afternoon of Bingo. We also offer Bingo on Friday afternoon where you can sit and chat over a hot dog lunch with all the x ings prior to Bingo, only $1.25. For those who like the craftier side we have Ceramics on Monday and to make it easy on you we provide all supplies. Price of any piece is based on a com pleted piece. This saves you from unnec essary purchases and toting you project back and forth. Another craft we offer is Scrapbooking. We meet on Tuesdays, you provide you materials we provide com panionship and inspirations. Memberships at the Senior Center are $25 a year. Visit wintersprings.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com New Senior Help Desk The Jewish Pavilion is thrilled to announce its new Senior Help Desk. This free Infor mation and Referral Service is available to seniors of all faiths and their family members. Barbara Bonaparte, a social worker, who has many years of experience work ing with older adults, will spearhead this program. Learn about topics such as as sisted living, Medicaid planning, Veterans benets, home health, etc. Call 407-6789363 or visit OrlandoSeniorHelpDesk.com or jewishpavilion.org Embracing ethnic diversity By embracing the ethnic diversity of the residents in long-term care, residents feel more comfortable in their new surroundings. They will en joy sharing their culture, traditional foods and holidays with their new friends. Pam Ruben and Nancy Ludin from the Jewish Pavilion are available to present workshops on Caregiving for the Jewish Elderly. The rst workshop was held at Horizon Bay and included the tasting of matzah ball soup, challah, kugel and toffee matzah, all generous donated and homemade. To book a presentation, call 407-678-9363. Visit jewishpa vilion.org for more information.

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Page 16 On Saturday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. a quiet exchange took place. Keys changed hands, along with lastminute instructions and a congratulatory handshake, beginning a new era for Seminole County Schools. Outgoing Superintendent Dr. Bill Vogel has retired, trading in the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week nature of the job for a slower pace, hence the late-night hando ver with the new superintendent, Vogel served Seminole County as superintendent since 2003. Af ter nearly nine years at the helm, after all the late night phone calls and battles to work with a shrink ing budget, he said he thinks hes met his goals. When I started, I had a set of beliefs that I brought forward, one of those was that my job was to facilitate the goals of the organiza tion, Vogel said. When I came aboard, one of those goals was to complete the journey to Unitary Status. school district has eliminated evidence of segregation. Vogel began his career in edu cation during the early years of was then Osceola Junior High. Back then, Vogel said, his class room had no air conditioning, there were no separate classes for exceptional students and there were never enough books to go around. Teachers shared one IBM electric typewriter and one projector for the whole school. Things have come a long way since then, as has Vogel, though he always called Central Florida home. From his early days as a teach er, he moved up in administrative duties within Osceola County, eventually becoming their assis tant schools superintendent. In 1996, he was tapped to become the superintendent of schools in St. Lucie County and later transitioned to his current role as superintendent of Semi nole County. Since the court order mandat ing unitary status was issued in struggling toward reaching that goal. It wasnt until 2006 that it After we earned unitary sta tus, it was very important that we kept that promise, Vogel said. If theres something that Im very proud of, he said, its noth ing that I have done, but that its everybody working together that has created an amazing result in that our school district every year ciency. During his time as superintendent, Vogel saw the graduation cent thanks in part, he says, to the implementation of ideas like the Transition Program, which was dents at risk of dropping out. There has been a major focus on character education and we have made the Triple A experi ence meaning arts, academics and athletics part of our culture now, Vogel said. I believe that is why students are connected to their schools and why graduation rates are so high, he said He said he has also accom plished all the remodeling and school building project goals the county had during his tenure. Despite gaining students from private schools over the past by the school board, the county actually has open seats in many schools, leading to the recent di lemma over whether some of the smaller schools should close as a cost cutting measure. The measure, strongly contested by parents, was eventually re jected, but the budget issues will remain until a more permanent solution is attained. With Vogel leaving amidst one of the toughest budgetary crises the county has ever faced, Grifhim. suage the resentment of teachers who havent had a raise in years, causing morale issues. Vogel, who emphasized that its the teachers who get all the credit for the success achieved in Semi nole County schools. Realizing the enormity of the Theres always work undone, but now is a good time to hand knows the issues and is the right man for the job. and Vogel got started on some well-earned time with his family. I plan to spend a good deal laxing on the West Coast, Vogel said. 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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 Changing of the guardALLISON OLCSVAY The VoicePHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEOutgoing Seminole County School Board Superintendent Bill Vogel, top left, laughs with incoming Superintendent Walt Grifn, top right, at a changeover ceremony at 11:59 p.m. June 30. Above, commissioners and staffers pose with Vogel. Plan your weekend with The Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes.Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" If theres something that Im very proud of, its nothing that I have done, but that its everybody working together that has created an amazing result in that our school district every year has improved in student proficiency. Bill Vogel

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Page 17 THIS WEEK in sports history July 30, 1976 American Bruce Jenner wins gold in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics and sets a world record in the event. After his win, Jenner was voted the 1976 AP Male Athlete of the Year. The 1976 Olympics was his last decathlon. e 20th Annual March of Dimes Mudd Volleyball Challenge is set for Saturday, August, 2012 at the Lee Vista Field. Gatesopen at 7am and play begins at 9am. To register, visit mudvb.com and click the Register Button, or call 321-274-8676 for more information. marchofdimes.com/orida Play in the healthier babiesMudd for stronger, Parents call them the two-out rally team. They have two pitchers and one catcher, when most teams play with double that. They faced elimination and an early trip home during almost every one of their games in the district and state tournaments this year. But the Oviedo 12-and-under softball team still came out on top. In the double elimination district tour ting their championship run on the wire. it to the district championship, where they defeated Winter Park twice in a row to hoist the trophy. at the state series. Winter Park got revenge in the second round, immediately knock ing the team to the losers bracket. They were forced to eke out seven wins in a row over the course of three days, with several games coming down to just one run. Now, theyre bound for the World Series in Ala chua next week. I guess you could say we like to do things the hard way, said Coach Steve Miller, an eight-year veteran of coaching softball. Miller will take his players to the World Series for the third time in a row this year, and came away with the title last year. I like to think we play well, but it seems we wont play well until when our backs are against the wall. With only two pitchers and one catcher among a team of 11, the team faces plenty of competition in the Oviedo Babe Ruth League. Over 900 kids from all over Oviedo participate in the league, making it the larg est in the Southeast, said League President Rod Shaw, who is also an assistant coach with Millers team. But to Shaw, its Mill ers tightly scheduled practices and intense conditioning that push the girls to success. We have every minute planned out as to exactly what we want to work on, Shaw said. Our girls have plenty of spirit, but what we like to do is get them out here during practice in the hot conditions. That makes it easier to get used to it and keep that energy in the game. For 45 minutes during practice, the girls do rigorous cardio and core workouts, in cluding push-ups, pull-ups and planking exercises. Weve been doing it all summer, so Sidney Andersen said. Its hard work, but Miller, Shaw and the girls will leave Aug.1 for the World Series Championship, Alachua. More than 15 teams will be di vided into pools, and after several rounds, teams will advance to a single elimination tournament. For most of the players from chua, as only three players returned from last year. Im looking forward to their reaction to it all, to experiencing the pomp and circum stance of it. I think thats gonna be a great experience for them, Miller said. For Morgan Pleasants, it was a tough As backup catcher, Pleasants played one or two innings a game, but that all changed in the district championship game, when injury and Pleasants was called on to take her place. I was nervous, but excited. It felt like a lot of pressure, but I knew I could do it, Pleasants said. She continued to play catcher through games in three days under the heavy catchers gear and the sweltering heat, which Shaw said often reached near 100 degrees. She played great, and you never heard a single complaint out of her, he said. It was amazing what she did under those conditions. I like catcher because you get to see ac tion every time, Pleasants said. The other positions are fun, but you dont always get to see the ball. Pleasants has had to work closely with pitcher Tatiana Escudero, whos also the youngest girl on the team. For Tatianas mom, Madelyn, its been a thrill to watch her daughter play on a bigger stage every year. Last year, at the world series, it was just crazy, Escudero said. The game didnt get just crazy for the team the whole time A lot of kids on this team havent experienced the competitiveness of travel ball, so its a big accomplishment. Swinging for the fences Swinging for the fencesKYLE WARNKE The VoicePHOTO BY KYLE WARNKE THE VOICETatiana Escudero keeps her eye on the ball pitched by League President Rod Shaw. The team will advance to the World Series in Alachua, Fla., on Aug. 2. The Oviedo 12-and-under softball team defeated Winter Park in the district and state championships, and will advance to the World Series in Alachua on Thursday, Aug. 2. The Oviedo 8-and-under softball team defeated Winter Springs 18-1 in the district championship. They placed second in the state tournament and in the Southeast regional tournament, falling to Longwood and Julington Creek, respectively. The Oviedo 10-and-under softball team placed fourth in the state tournament, but advanced to the Southeast Regional because of a difcult schedule. The Oviedo 14-and-under softball team were runners-up in the state tournament and advanced to the Southeast Regional tournament. PHOTO BY KYLE WARNKE THE VOICEThe Oviedo girls have two pitchers and one catcher, when most teams play with double that.

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Page 18 THIS WEEK in political history Aug. 8, 1974 President Richard Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings under way against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon finally bowed to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House.Heres what kids at the Oviedo Farmers Market said about their favorite summer fruits.I like sliced strawberries for break fast they are red and taste good. We went to Disney for my birthday and had breakfast at the castle with the princesses. Caitlyn L. 5 years old In summer I like water and water melons too and also oranges and orange juice. I also like the watermelon juice. This is my first time at the Farmers Market. Kaitlyn T. 5 years old My favorite fruits are cherries and raspber ries. I come to the Farmers Market with my nona. This summer were going to Aquatica I like to swim. Cassie P. 6 years old I like watermelon and also red and purple grapes. I like apple juice too. To cool off I like to swim at the pool and to go to this beautiful playground. Lia M. 4 years old I like any flavor of red fruit punch and strawberries. This summer Im going to summer camp where we take field trips and go to the zoo and the pool. Eliana V. 10 years old 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 > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi When you think about commitment, oftentimes you think of relationships. No matter what the context, commitment means work. Marriage takes work, takes work. Sometimes it feels like it is easier to throw your hands up in the air and say enough when things dont go as you would like them to. Recently we held a series of job skills classes. We have had tremendous success in connecting people with jobs using this model. The key to landing a job using the tools presented is commitment. This category because the students have not been as serious about participating and showing up. As in any relationship, the results are based on the commitment and the follow-through. important to success. We may have to zone to get the results we want. Saying yes to additional work, such as attending another networking event (I am a closet introvert, so its not my favorite thing), can be the key to success. When I worked at Circuit City and the supervisor who did forklift training was transferred, they gave the job to me. I had never driven a forklift or had any desire to do so. I learned and it helped me land my next job. It was a commit ment to the job and being excellent that made me say yes. Getting a new job takes commitment. Being promoted does too. All of this is work, but in the end, you can look back and see the path to success. It may be a long journey, but dont give up hope.Say yes to commitment Mayor Dominic PersampiereOVIEDO CITY TALK a month. Our July 4 celebration at the Oviedo Mall was a hit! The crowd swelled to an estimated 14,000 people for the and out throughout the day. The day was punctuated with fun, games, food and great entertainment from Jim Van Fleet & the Reign and Jake & The Elwood Blues Revue. The real celebration took place as our citizens came together to show their spirit dence Day. The event was sponsored by Cotton Inc. and local CBS radio station MIX 105.1 FM. Each participant received either a red, white or blue T-shirt, proudly made in the USA by North Carolina-based TSDesigns, to wear for the event. Were proud its our Oviedo!Crime ghting takes a new twistJuly also highlighted the exceptional International Crime Free Association awareness of crime prevention strategies here and around the world. Mojica trained for, and implemented, the Crime Free Multi-Housing program in Oviedo. She also took the initiative to professionalize the programs training materials, and terials featured on the Crime Free MultiHousing Programs website. Mojica has been asked to teach other agencies about this program. We congratulate and honor Sgt. Kim Mojica for her excellent work. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Pro gram is an international crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties. The program has three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the police department. Property managers be successful completion of all three phases. Spirit in Oviedo The human ag on July 4 King Features Weekly ServiceJuly 23, 2012 Plan your weekend with The Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Maitland, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes.Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 19 deterrents to crime. Two big ones are dogs are big, territorial and unafraid of defend ing their turf. Studies show that dogs are burglars decision not to select a house. rural areas know how to use them. Wheth er a casual or serious hobby or as a means Crime Prevention Unit has reported that between May 10 and July 13 there have been a number of residential burglaries in eastern Seminole County as well as Chulindicated that the vehicles used in these burglaries are believed to be rented, bor rowed or stolen, including a red Chevrolet. The burglars forced access through rearentry locations such as sliding glass doors and windows and stole items including If you or your family members are home alone during the day, please discuss a safety plan for your family, home and property. additional resources in keeping your family and property safe. While driving out to work, running if you see people or vehicles that look odd or out of place, take the time to write down what you see. The SCSO asks residents of these rural communities to be especially vigilant and to call 911 if you see the following activities: which stays in the same place for an unusual length of time frequently, slowing down, and/or speeding up running. do you leave it open when youre home, closed when youre away? Criminals can SCSO Security AssessmentTake advantage of the SCSO Security AsPrevention Practitioner will visit your resi dence and determine how vulnerable your property might be to crime. The assessment landscaping, lighting, locks, security alarm systems, doors, windows and more. You will receive recommendations and infor mation on the latest residential security methods and hardware. Make your home a tougher target for burglars. Schedule an as information. House WatchIf you are squeezing in some last-minute vacation time, call the SCSO to add your home to the House Watch Program. A Community Service Area Deputy will check on your property while you are tion. Dont forget, National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event held at Focal Point Landscaping in partnership with SCSO. Geneva updatesEnjoy the 2012 4th of July Parade & Festival with a 25-minute DVD of still photos available for only $10. Proceeds go to the Rural Heritage Center. Contact Rocky Harrelson Does your tween or teen have a draTheater Camp, run by professional instruc tor June Powell, at the RHC. Its Monday July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3. Ages 11 to set/prop design and construction, music, movement and audition techniques. The camp will result in a program to be performed on Friday evening performance at 6:30 p.m. Lets Write A Show! The their own lunches, snacks and water. Call sie_harrelson@bellsouth.net I know this lovely hot weather is getting to us all. Most of us would like to sit inside all day in our cool homes or at least be out in a cool spot. That is my plan for the summer, unless its like some friends of mine that hide at the beach or the mountain areas in western Georgia, North Carolina and others cool shady spots. I started having found out I was not alone. Two of my chil dren had problems and then other friends popped in saying, me too. Why is it the hotter it gets the more A/C problems? Well I am cool after a few $$$ guess it is the nature of the beast in this weather.Sponsor the malls play areaGuess a lot of you have been to the Oviedo Mall and noticed the signs stating a brand new childrens play area that will be installed in the food court soon. The play area is being constructed by industry Playtime Creations based out of Colorado and is expected to be installed mid-August. The mall is seeking sponsorships for the new play area. Businesses interested in strong demographics of the Oviedo-Winter tail.com. The mall plans to celebrate with a grand opening in late August.Mountain musicSunday, Aug. 5, a Mountain Dulcimer Gathering will be held at 1 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main Street, Geneva. Bring your dulcimer and learn to become a better player or try one out to see if you might like to learn. We are all learn ing. If you need help with tuning or getting started, come around 12:30 p.m. Contact Genevahgs@aol.com for more information. Please submit a $5 donation.National Night Out celebrated in most local communities and designed to heighten crime and drug and participation in local anti-crime proa message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and Newcomers LuncheonDo come and attend the Newcomers Aug. 16 Luncheon, featuring a black-and-white theme and their general meeting. Guests and members are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gathering at Caf Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. in Altamonte Springs. To commemorate the events theme, attendees are invited to bring in their black-and-white baby photos to share with the group. Luncheon tickets are $23. Reservations are required. Doors Whale of a SaleLooking ahead for some coming fall events that I know you will want to mark on your calendar. They are the Harvest Jamborees Whale of a Sale, presented by the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo on Oct. 5 and 6. Also during the Jamboree you might look to market your craft or product, have some fun and make a few dollars. Vendors are wanted including direct sellers, individuals, crafters, designers or group who wish to sell their products and Great DayThe second fall event is the 39th annual Great Day in The Country sponsored by the Oviedo Womans Club coming Satur day, Nov. 10, held on the Lawton House and Lawton Elementary School grounds. Farmers Market the Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market. Do come and join the crowd. Visit our many vendors that have honey, cookies, pasta, breads, eggs, doggy treats, drinks and lots of fresh produce. Pop in the air-conditioned Lawton House for a taste of Oviedo history. We are located 200 W. Broadway St. in downtown Oviedo.A thoughtDont ever write anything on paper that you wouldnt want the whole world to see. Birdie Lee Warnock Plants are not about feeding us. Their only intention is to spread their seeds as widely as possible. To that end, plants use animals to consume their fruit to disseminate their genetic legacy. Consider how far most plant varieties have traveled to become naturalized in our agricultural sphere. We may think that growing an orange tree in our front yard will provide the family with sweet and nutritious citrus for years to come, but in reality, we are unintentionally pro liferating Sapindales Rutaceae Aurantioideae Citreae all the way from Southeast Asia to the North American continent. Most fruit crops are perennials and will have a substantial lead-time until production begins. This long-term investment must be managed against the numerous risks pending against any landscape endeavor, including insects and disease pests plus irrigation, fertility, sunlight, spacing and zoning considerations. I have too many times succumbed to the temptation of growing tropical, cold-sensitive fruits to continue repeating the same mistakes. Urban heat islands in Central Florida can make right at freezing, but my garden on the fringe of development is always a few degrees colder. Papaya or bananas of the tropical tree fruits would be exposed to environmental issues for far too long to take this gamble. The quickest results would be expected from strawberry plants. They are purchased bare-root in autumn, planted to grow through the winter, produce a harvest in the spring, and are disposed of in the summer. Their fruit is susceptible to numerous pests, making them a high-maintenance crop for the expected harvest. Commer cially available strawberries have an a strong contemplation from a home grower. Blueberries are native to our area, require almost no pest controls, toler ate drought and lend themselves to the edible landscape requirements of most homeowners associations. South ern high-bush types produce a harvest in late spring. Select several varieties to extend the available harvest season. Although everyone loves blackberry fruit, I personally hate growing this plant. It spreads by underground runners, invading any terrain. The brambles are legendary, especially noted by our friend, Brer Rabbit. Birds love berries of most types, but thievery. Low-chill peach, apple and pear varieties will grow for us with appropri ate attention. When the peaches come in, harvest quickly as the fruit spoils almost immediately. I do not have any personal experience with apples or pears, but the University of Florida has plenty of recommendations. CELERY By Janet Foley the BetweenStalksSend word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK tT O JANET > Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY >Fruits of our labor Meltdowns in JulyStetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-2217002, kphillips@turnstilemediagroup.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407349-2800. 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 >Be a tough target for crime

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