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Celery Stalks ......................................... 15 Stetsons Corner .................................... 15 Interests .................................................. 7 Calendar ................................................ 10 Athletics ................................................ 13 Ask Sandi .............................................. 14 Young Voices ......................................... 14 Classifieds ............................................. 16 It was all smiles on Election night at the new Millers Ale House in Oviedo, as Councilman Stephen Schenck and Councilwoman Cin dy Drago each celebrated earning another term on the Oviedo City Council. Im excit ed, energized and really, re ally proud of myself, Dra go said Tues day, Nov. 6. I worked really hard, and I think if you work really hard for some thing, it means youll work really hard at it. Drago won her second term on the Council in Seat 4 over Oviedo businessman Bob Pollack, with 67 percent of the vote. She says shes excited to continue moving the city forward and working along with her fellow Council members. We all respect each other and I think Oviedo is really show Calendar > 10 The 39th annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Lawton Elementary. Calendar > 10 Celebrate the nations heroes Sunday, Nov. 11, in Winter Springs Sunshine Dance Club hosts events for the special needs community Interests > 7 Interests > 8 A former Oviedo bank building gets a new life as a karate dojo Oviedo incumbents rule the day Mica retains seat, Dentel ousts Plakon Schools get more funding For complete Seminole County election results, visit VoteSeminole.org As President Barack Obamas poll ing numbers slowly ticked toward 270 electoral votes and beyond, two laws passed that could impact Seminole Countys bottom line far more. Some residents will pay more taxes next year, and some business owners will pay less after Seminole County residents voted for a mill age increase to help fund the school system, and Oviedo residents voted to give tax incentives to businesses. The millage hike, which will add $1 per $1,000 in taxable value to yearly property tax bills, had some star power behind it in former Or lando Magic Coach Stan Van Gun dy. He circled the county, meeting push the idea that not only would the tax improve schools, but also home values. Seminole County Schools High School Director Michael Blasewitz said the school system couldnt have had a better pitch man. Karen Castor Dentel smiled early Tuesday night, but it was out of nervousness. But as the election results rolled in and the election was all but called in her favor, the smiles were out of joy. The longtime Maitland teacher had as her sister was winning her own election race on the other side of the state. At press time Tuesday night, more than 68,000 voters had cast their ballots and Dentel com manded a 53 percent to 47 per cent lead. This is all brand new to me, the presumptive winner of Flor ida House of Representatives District 30 said. Its not real to me yet. But the excitement in the room at SoNapa Grille in Mai tland seemed to say more than Dentel could. She had just beaten Republican Rep. Scott Plakon in a race where she had been out She built on her friendships, mother and former Florida Sen. Betty Castor said. She created her own campaign because peo ple really trust her. Plakons campaign bus had become an oft-seen eye catcher on the roadways through Or ange and Seminole County dur ing the run up to his general elec tion battle against the newcomer Dentel. The Democrat challenger had drawn on the well-known po litical name that came from both her mother and her sister Florida for Florida politics, Kathy Castor was re-elected the same night as her sister, winning 70 percent of the vote to retain her seat in U.S. House District 14. endorsed Dentel, helping legiti SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Re-elected Oviedo incumbents Stephen Schenck and Cindy Drago shake hands at a victory party at the new Millers Ale House in Oviedo after winning their races Nov. 6. Both defeated Council race challengers by wide margins. Please see OVIEDO on page 5 ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice A threat from Ms past tests James Bonds loyalty to his boss, and a personal attack tests his abilities as a spy. Opening this week: SKYFALL PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Karen Castor Dentel celebrates her victory on Tuesday night. She beat out Rep. Scott Plakon for the State House of Representatives Seat 30. On the national stage, networks called the race for President Barack Obama at about 11 p.m. Please see ELECTION on page 6 ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see MILLAGE on page 2

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Page 2 He really got the message out, Blasewitz said. The mes sage was that we were in dire straights. Thats something that, as for mer principal of Winter Springs High School, Blasewitz could see in the halls. We had already gotten rid of almost all of [the media center have had to close down athletic programs, he said. We were at a The referendum, which passed by a margin of 56-44 percent, stopped that, he said. After a tense night watching the election, Superintendent Walt residents the next morning for voting for the tax. By approving this referen dum, the voters have provided us the resources needed to main tain and improve one of the best school districts in the country, he wrote in a press release Wednes day morning. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere said it was a big help for maintaining the schools quality. do as much as our schools, Pers ampiere said. I for one wasnt willing to take a chance on that. Itll be good for business, the economy, home values, every thing as far as Im concerned. Blasewitz applauded residents for investing in the schools, de spite the slow economic recovery. This is not the time that peo ple want to see taxes go up, so that the residents did this at a time like this, its just fantastic, he said. Were extremely grateful to the residents. And in Oviedo, another eco nomic jolt came courtesy of the taxpayers, who voted 60-40 per cent for an economic incentive program that would give tax breaks to businesses that bring in jobs that pay higher than the county average. This will bring good jobs to Oviedo, Councilman Stephen Schenck said. Those good jobs were targeted in emerging high-tech industries such as simulation, gaming and research. Once you get those clean in dustry businesses that pay above the median, then support busi nesses start to thrive, Persamp iere said. Those folks will have more disposable income. As Ive said before, a rising tide lifts all boats. THIS WEEK in history Nov. 9, 1965 The biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state and parts of seven neighboring states and eastern Canada are plunged into darkness. The blackout during the evening rush hour trapped 800,000 people in New Yorks subways and stranded thousands more in office buildings and elevators. 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 Tim Freed 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. Grace C. McCreery, 90, passed on September 27, 2012. She touched so many lives during her journey. She had a special way of meeting a stranger and immediately turning them into a lifelong friend from the cashier at the super market to the Yorkies in her neighbors yard. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her sense of humor (which was contagious) & the deep love she had for her family! She was preceded in passing by her husband of 49 years, Lester McCreery. ey loved to travel and toured the West in their camper and nally retired in Casselberry, Florida. Gracie was an active member of the Casselberry Senior Center & St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. She loved doing cras, collecting frogs of all sorts and just being with people. Anyone who knew her loved her! She is survived by her two children, son Gerald McCreery & his wife Barbara from Bethlehem Twp., PA & her daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Charney of Easton, PA. Gracie had 4 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. ere was a quiet family ceremony at the Glen Haven Memorial Park on October 5, 2012. Donations may be made to Hospice of Maitland, FL. She is nally with her love Lester and the Lord. MILLAGE | City and school officials thank residents for passing education and economy-boosting laws C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Oviedo adds a touch of style PHOTOS BY KELLY CANOVA KELLY CANOVA PHOTOGRAPHY Stylists met politics at the Oviedo Paul Mitchell School opening at the Oviedo Mall on Oct. 15. Above, Mayor Dominic Persampiere poses with owner Giulio Vegalio, top left, and Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria, top right.

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Page 3 Upcoming Events "A Heart of Thanksgiving", bring non perishable food to donate to a local organization For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am 1:00pm Tuscawilla Country Club November 14th OBN Luncheon November 26th Smart Business Apps Lunch & Learn 11:30am 1:00pm 815 Eyrie Dr., Ste.4 Oviedo, FL 32765 November 15th Bankers Life After Hours 5:30pm 7:30pm 1211 State Road 436 Suite 149 Casselberry, FlJoin the Chamber at Oviedo Meeting Rooms and learn about smart business apps for your smart phone while enjoying lunch. Come out to Bankers Life and Casualty in Casselberry for their Open House. This after hours is sure to be a great event with food, drinks, music, and door prizes! November 28th Bagels and Business Speed Networking 7:30am Oviedo Mall Community Room Join the chamber for the second meeting of our new morning series as we invite other chambers to join us for a morning of speed networking. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards! November 24th Small Business Saturday Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday. Supporting local, independently owned small businesses help create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas Merrilee Patterson Crain, vice president and board member of Turnstile Media Group, publisher of the Winter Park-Maitland Ob server and Seminole Voice, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. of complications from cancer. She would have turned 70 on Nov. 27. Francis X. Farrell, president and CEO of Turnstile, said Merrilees passing leaves the company feeling a great sense of loss and an even greater sense of gratitude. Merrilee had a generous and direct way of sharing the things that concerned her as well as the things that pleased her, he said. While many have worried about testing new digital platforms or new marketing strategies, Mer rilee always remained interested, people and the families who sup port them. Turnstiles family mourns Merrilees passing with the rest of the Crain family, but the legacy of Merrilees caring way endures and strengthens us and the prod ucts we create. Merrilee was active in chari table, business and family activi ties. She served on the board of the Orlando Museum of Art, started the Gourmet Gala for the March of Dimes in Chicago, and was a board member of the Hub bard Street Dance Company and the Goodman Theatre. A woman of many talents and interests, Merrilee helped design the Crains Bermuda-style home in Windermere, Fla., and the of also publishes Golfweek and Professional Artist magazines. Husband Rance Crain is chair man of Turnstile and president of Crain Communications, pub lisher of Advertising Age and Automotive News. Merrilee was secretary and a board member for Crain. One of her proudest accom plishments was authoring a book on her Patterson family history fathers parents bought in 1919. The Craigville, Mass., cottage, which the family still owns, was bought for $4,025. She painted her rendition of the cottage for her book. Merrilee was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Providence, R.I. She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., where she graduated from New Trier High School. After attending The Uni versity of Illinois, she graduated from The Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked in the engineering department of IBM in Evanston, Ill. Merrilee met her husband in 1965 on a blind date arranged by Rances brother, Keith. They were married eight months later. The couple raised their two daugh ters, Heather and Cindi, in Lake Forest, Ill., and now have six grandchildren. They split their time between Windermere and Centerville, Mass. Merrilee was an extraor dinary woman, her husband said. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intu ition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible cando spirit. Merrilee is survived by Rance, her mother, Frances, who turned 100 this year, her brother Pat Patterson, her daughters Heather and Cindi, and six grandchildren, Candace, Ramsay, Emery, Everett, Grayson and Atlas. Donations The family requests that chari table donations go to Dr. Robert Giuntolis research team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and write Dr. Robert Giuntoli in the memo line. Mail to: Johns Hopkins Kelly Gyneco logic Oncology Service Attn: Ms. Margie Wasson 100 North Charles Street, Suite 318 Baltimore, MD 21201 Merrilee Crain had invincible spirit Merrilee was an extraordinary woman. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intuition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible can-do spirit. Rance Crain Merrilee Crain

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Page 4 r f n f t b r n t r t t n r t t t t r f nt b t f t rfnrttb r t r t rr t r Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" Plan your weekend with The Weekender! Oktoberfest kicks off fall PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Germans partied old-school style at the German American Society of Central Florida in Casselberry on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Page 5 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 Historic Lawton House & Lawton Elementary Downtown Oviedo, FL SPONSORED BY: Great Days Got Talent Finale (Cash prizes) 10 am to 2 pm Main Stage Auditions, Saturday, September 15, 2012 www.GreatDayOviedo.org Visit our Festival Website FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING FREE SHUTTLE PRESENTING SPONSORThis festival is a scholarships and grants for 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival GREAT DAY IN THE COUNTRY fundraiser to help provide local schools & charities ing we can work well together, Drago said. Working with her will be Schenck, who beat out challeng er Karen Heriot, with a slightly smaller margin for Seat 3, and 56 percent of the vote. He said hes years of work hes already put into the Council and see projects such as Oviedo on the Park and the hospital hes helped lay the groundwork for come to fruition. Weve got a lot of things get ting ready to explode in Oviedo, and Im really excited that I get to continue to be a part of it, Schenck said. Winter Springs Incumbents didnt fair quite as well in Winter Springs, where Commissioner Avery Smith lost the seat she was appointed to in June to longtime city volunteer Pam Carroll. The three-way race for Seat 3 ended with Carroll winning 46 percent of the vote, Smith earning 28 percent and Phil Kaprow behind with 24 percent. dent of the Tuscawilla Homeown ers Association, said during her campaign that she was running as a 20-year Winter Springs resident to bring a new perspective to the Commission. Im running to make a dif tive, she said. OVIEDO | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Plan your weekend with THE WEEKENDER! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" Goldenrod festival parties in the street PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Revelers roamed Aloma Avenue Oct. 27 at the Goldenrod Parade and Festival, celebrating the unincorporated area east of Winter Park. Shriners burned rubber, top left, CenturyLink threw candy, bottom left. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, top right, rides high, while soon-to-be elected Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, bottom right, showed his Giants colors. Lake Howells band, above, entertained.

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Page 6 But it was her family and friends that Betty Castor said supported her from the very start. We are just so proud, Betty Castor said. Mica cruises to win The vote quickly pointed to a win for Congressman John Mica as her greeted friends in the Shera ton Orlando Downtown Hotel, victorious over challenger Jason Kendall in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 congressional seat. Mica earned 59 percent of the vote to Kendalls 41 percent, with more than 313,000 ballots cast. At the end of a long day, Mica was already talking about projects he was working on throughout cam paign season, including the morn ing of the election. Its been a hectic day, he said. In a year of escalating cam paign spending nationwide, Mica had out-raised Kendall in the gen eral election by a factor of nearly 50:1. But Mica credited his experi ence, and his style of campaigning like he was behind in the polls, for helping him to victory. I think it says the people thought I did a good job, Mica said. But youve got to redouble voters. Some of them Ive never represented before. Mica was long expected to win the seat, which was redistricted in 2010, placing Mica and fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the same district for the Republican primary in August. After beat ing Adams, the election seemed to be a more assured proposition for Mica. But Kendall, banking on an Internet marketing campaign, hoped to become the David to Micas Goliath. I think I just proved that you can do a lot without a lot of fund ing, Kendall said. Im glad I kept my integrity and didnt get touched by any special interest money. His campaign already behind him as the screens still glowed with statistics, Mica said he hoped to jumpstart job growth in the area. My focus on the next couple months is trying to save jobs in Central Florida, he said. Were looking at cutbacks in the simu lation industry, and we need to make sure we dont lose ground. Weve got a lot of work to do. 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 You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo 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! 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 r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f ELECTION | Mica already represented some of his district before it was redrawn for this years election C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Congressman John Mica I think it says the people thought I did a good job. But youve got to redouble your efforts to reach out to the voters. Some of them Ive never represented before. John Mica Plan your weekend with THE WEEKENDER! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 7 One Friday night a month, in between the popping sounds of tennis balls hitting racquets and skateboards grinding railings, the slight echo of thumping bass reverberates through Riverside Park in Oviedo. Following the source of the pulsing takes you to the center of the park, to its multi-purpose room. A step inside, and the pop ping and grinding park noises are drowned out by the syncopated beat of the Macarena echoing through the hall, only seconded by the light sound of laughter that Right hand out, followed by shoulder, head-head, hip-hip, a shimmy and turn. More than 100 choreographed moves to the beat. They might not all hit their moves at the right time, be facing the right way, or keep to the beat, but in this moment, it doesnt matter. And dance organizer Anne Marie Sargent with the OviedoWinter Springs Optimist Club says that is what makes the monthly event special, in more ways than one. This Sunshine Dance Club is open to any and all members of the local special needs commu nity. Its one night a month where youre welcome and encouraged to roll your wheelchair through the conga line, use your walker to get extra air during your Cha Cha Slide hops, or break out in an air guitar solo during Dont Stop Believing, which has got you kneeling and rolling on the All these kids and adults want is a place to go and have fun with their friends. They just want to have fun and not worry about being laughed at. Here nobody is looking at what youre wearing or how you dance, its just about fun, Sargent said. Started in Oviedo by the Op timist Club in 2010, the Sunshine Dance Club is modeled after simi Springs, where special needsmom Sargent would take her daughter Julia. Recognizing the need for a more local event, she proposed the idea to the Optimist Club and then to the city. From ent local charities to sponsor the event each month. On top of what were doing for the kids, we want to get the community aware of the people in their community with special needs and to get comfortable with them, she said. Helpful Hands, an Oviedo or ganization that focuses on helping to improve the quality of life sta tus for local people in need, spon sors two of the dances a year. Imagine how intimidating life is when you just want to dance, but you always have to worry about being maybe laughed at or judged, Helpful Hands President and co-founder Regina Bereswill said. This way we kind of help to break down that barrier. It gives them that ray of sun shine, that sense of normal, add ed Helpful Hands board member and Oviedo City Councilwoman Cindy Drago. Sponsoring the event, the or ganization rallies its volunteers to provide food, prizes and fun for the kids and parents that come out Its nice because this is the place they get to come and dont have to worry about anything theres no inhibitions, said Jas mine Decker, who regularly at tends the dances with her brother. But the fun isnt limited to those who are out there dancing, said David Pudles, Oviedo-Win ter Springs Optimist Club mem ber and Sunshine volunteer. You can be having the worst day in the world, and you come here and your attitude totally changes, he says, a broad smile on his face. Looking around the room during the dance, youd be hard smile. But when Sargent looks out on the 100 smiling faces and starts means to each of them, her daugh ter included, she cant help but get emotional. Its just so great to see them having fun. Unless you have a child with special needs she tears. Theres just not that many places where they can go and re ally enjoy themselves and have a good time. Her daughter Julia says her fa vorite part of the dances is getting to hang out with her friends and break it down to the Macarena, which she did earlier in the night, her mom busting a move right alongside her. They may not have all been on beat, been facing the same way or doing the moves in choreo graphed order, but its OK. And they all agree, thats the whole point. THIS WEEK in human history Nov. 16, 1901 A low-slung car called the Torpedo Racer basically a square platform on bicycle wheels breaks the world speed record for electric cars in Coney Island, N.Y., by going 1 mile down the straight dirt track in just 63 seconds. Thats about 57 mph. Today the world speed record for an electric vehicle is about 245 mph. Sunshine Dance Club is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Its open to teens to adults with special abilities and physically and/or mentally challenged individuals. There will be family friendly music, door prizes, costume and dance contests. A king and queen will be crowned for the night. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $2. For more information, please call 407-971-5575 or visit visit cityofoviedo.net/node/1727. For more information about the OviedoWinter Springs Optimist Club, including how you can get involved with the monthly Sunshine Dances, visit owsoptimistclub.com. To learn more about Helpful Hands, visit helpfulhandsseminole.com Sunshine Dance makes special feel normal SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Anne Marie Sargent, center, dances with daughter Julia, left, during a Sunshine Dance event at Oviedos Riverside Park. The Oviedo Optimist Club began the dances to help those with disabilities to have fun experiences without anxiety.

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Page 8 Oviedo VISION Center From our family to yours, Wishing you a safe and joyful Holiday Season! Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansLook Good and See Better...This Holiday Season!Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 A drive-thru that once sent money zipping through tubes now gives kids a space for their kicking, punching and Japanese calligra phy. There arent piles of cash be hind the foot-thick safe door just regular old chairs and paper work. Boys and girls change into their crisp, white karate gi, tied up by belts colored with accom plishments, in cubicles originally meant for bank managers. A former Oviedo bank gained new life last summer. The space now houses Taylors Fitness Club and North Wind Martial Arts Academy. Locals James Taylor and husband-and-wife team Brent and Janis Nakagama opened their gym June 1. The space was a Fifth Third Bank location years before. martial arts classes for all ages. They hosted a summer camp and are now partners with several area schools and pick up children for their after-school karate program. Taylor is the instructor for all of the programs. He had always sports growing up and could be found doing push-ups before bed at age 10, his dad, Robert Taylor, said. He discovered karate while watching a demonstration at Va lencia Community College more than 20 years ago, and thats where he found his true passion. I just fell in love with it, he said. Taylor said karate has helped develop his outlook on life. Its philosophies or rules of the dojo have built his character, guided him to clear decisions and helped him become a natural moderator. Those rules are taught to the chil dren who attend his classes. I want to bring old traditional karate back to the mainstream again, he said. Its really been watered down. His school focuses on the whole culture and mindset be hind karate and teaches the stu dents discipline. They must focus, respond and respect their teacher, and if they dont, theyll be doing push-ups then and there. But the students know theyve earned it when they pass their test and move to the next belt level, not like at other schools, he said. Martial arts has gone to a belt factory, Taylor said. They dont give them that work ethic. Janis Nakagama, whose back ground is in early childhood edu cation, helped run the summer camp. She said that many of the children who attended improved their behavior at school. The rules and character traits valued at the school for example, to honor the principles of courtesy re ally work in everyday life. She and her husband saw that in their daughters too. Both are black belts who studied under Taylor for nine years, and karate helped them de velop greater self-esteem. They were always very com fortable about being able to han dle themselves in any situation, Brent Nakagama said. It was a natural choice for the couple to partner with Taylor be cause of their history. His passion for it you can just see his love and his knowl edge, Janis said. They want their school to build up its student count, but not get too large. Individual attention to each students strengths and needs are what they always want to focus on. They hope to foster a real family feeling among mem bers of their dojo (school). The best dojos give a sense of belonging, community, a tribe feel, Brent said. Taylors karate attitude trans lates well to his personal training program, too, clients said. Sandy Parmele, who has been train ing with him for four years, had plenty of gym memberships over the years that she never wanted to use. Taylor changed all of that. Parmele had had two heart at tacks and broken bones, and she went to him to get in shape. many ways, she said. Ive had tremendous results, both mentally and physically. Parmele said Taylor is profes sional, encouraging but not too pushy, and knows how to get her moving. He embodies the control martial arts teach. Theres a peacefulness about James (Taylor) thats hard to ex plain it infuses the place, she said. His father, Robert, said its all part of his plan to create a space for people to be healthy, work hard and gain a greater sense of self. Brent said its simple while many things in life give instant them. It takes many years to learn, And thats what theyre all about. Hes got a vision, Robert said. From cash to karate An Oviedo karate school hopes to refresh the martial arts scene inside a converted bank BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE James Taylor, right, teaches budding martial arts masters at the North Wind Mar tial Arts Academy. The Academy opened inside a converted former bank along with Taylors Fitness Club. The banks drive-thru was converted into a craft area. For more information about Taylors Fitness Club and North Wind Martial Arts Academy, visit www. taylorstnessclub.com or call 407365-1151. NOV. 8 The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 203 S. Magnolia Ave., San ford, and the Seminole County Junior Repertory Company are delighted to present the musical extravaganza Fame Jr. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $15, children $10. Please call 407-321-8111 or WDPAC.com. Group rates are avail able. NOV. 9 The Spotlight Theater of Central Flor ida will present The Snow Queen Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at the Rural Heritage Center, located at 101 E. Main St. in Geneva. The per formances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children and students. Groups of 20 or more also receive tickets for $2 off. Call 386843-6275. NOV. 10 Dinner & Movie Night at the Geneva Bijou starts at 6:30 p.m. on Satur day, Nov. 10. Pizza will be sold by the slice and the movie starts at 7 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, located at 101 E. Main St. in Geneva. Cost is a $5 donation per person or $3 for kids younger than 16. Cost is $13 for families. NOV. 11 Food Truck Crazy will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the northwest parking lot of the Oviedo Mall. Up to 20 local gourmet food trucks will be on site. NOV. 15 Oviedo Mall will celebrate Santas arrival with fun entertainment, swag bags and refreshments on Nov. 15. The event is sold out, but Santa will be there through Dec. 24. Visit myOviedoMall.com for details. NOV. 17 The Owl Prowl at the Geneva Wilder ness Area, County Road 426, Geneva, is from 7:30 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Its $3 per person. Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Pro gram to learn about owls, the silent hunters of the night. Children must be 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 407-349-0959. Movies in the Park is from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 (and every third Satur day of the month) at Riverside Park, 1600 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo. DEC. 1 Join the road crew for a fun afternoon of games, prizes, dancing, and good will at Radio Disneys Festival of Giving at the Oviedo Mall on Saturday, Dec. 1. Several of your favorite chari ties will be on site all in one place for easy giving this holiday season. ONGOING The Seminole State College Plan etarium presents Central Florida Nights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. StarTalk Live! will be pre sented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. The 13th Sign will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The planetarium will be closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for more details on these events. Email submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 9 Reviving 5,000 years of civilization ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRALEGEND HAS IT THAT CHINESE arts and culture were gis bestowed by the heavens. In ancient China, students and scholars would sit in meditation to calm their minds and inspire creativity. But in recent decades, these traditions have been all but completely lost. Today, where can you go to discover authentic Chinese arts and culture? Surprisingly, perhaps, the answer is so near you Or lando. In January 2013, the worlds premier classical Chinese music and dance company, Shen Yun Performing Arts, will perform at Bob Carr Centre. e show is a celebration of traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to bea study in grace, wisdom, and virtues distilled from ve millennia of civilization. e companys dancers are mostly ethnic Chinese selected from among top artists around the world. Many of them grew up outside of China, including in Florida. What unites them is a vision of reviving a lost heritage and sharing it with the world. e journey to understanding todays China begins 5,000 years ago, with the reign of the legendary Yellow Emperor. He is credited with establishing a culture rooted in veneration for the Heavenly Way. e idea of aligning oneself to a higher principle has permeated Chinese life for thousands of years since: from arranging furniture with Feng Shui to governing by Confucian ideals; from following Buddhist and Taoist meditation disciplines to creating music and art that revere the divine. Fast-forward to the present and these traditions have mostly disappeared, wiped out by the Chinese Communist Partys political campaigns. e Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s was especially devastatingartifacts, books, and temples were destroyed in an eort to wipe out the worlds most ancient culture. Millions were killed and Chinese culture never fully recovered. Enter Shen Yun Performing Arts. In 2006, a group of top Chinese artists living in the West came together and established Shen Yun as a non-prot organization in New York. Having found artistic freedom, they set out to bring a long-lost culture back to life. Ever since, Shen Yun has performed in the worlds top venues, taking audiences from Paris to Sydney on a jour ney to distant lands and times. At the core of a Shen Yun performance are classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, ancient legends, and modern tales of courage. Dance is accompanied by a one-of-a-kind orchestra, which combines both classical Western and Chinese instruments to produce a refreshing sound. Vocalists, bright costumes, and animated digital backdrops round out the evening. e experience has been described as both enriching and inspiring. And January 15-17, Shen Yun will be returning to Bob Carr Centre as part of its 2013 world tour. Shen Yun will also be at Broward Center, Ft. Lauderdale January 11-13 and Times-Union Center, Jacksonville January 29-30. None of this would be possible without the enthusiastic support of audience members and generous donors from around the world. To learn more and to support Shen Yun Performing Arts by buying tickets, please visit: Shenyun2013.org or call 888.884.6707. rffntrrffntrbr bfrfbrn frfntA Renaissance UnfoldingShen Yun Reviving Ancient Civilization bbr Creep show in Oviedo PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Oviedos Carnival of Screams haunted Riverside Park on Oct. 26, turning the recreation center into a blacked out house of horror lled with local volunteers trained for maximum scares. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Erin Cloninger, top, plays Martha Brock at The Oviedo Preservation Projects Cemetery Tour Oct. 15. Lori Aulin, above, looks spooky as Eliza Jones Argo as the sun sets and darkness closes in. Voices in the dark

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Page 10 NOV. 8 The Casselberry Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Casselberry Food & Wine Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lake Concord Park, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall. Tickets are $25 at the door. Visit CasselberryFoodWineFest.com NOV. 9 Seminole State College of Florida is hold ing a Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (building G) on the San ford/Lake Mary Campus. Call 407-7082242. NOV. 10 Hammys Bday Bash will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Black Hammock, located at 2356 Black Ham mock Fish Camp Road in Oviedo. Hammy is a male American alligator born in 1968. Call 407-365-1244. The Celery City Cruisers Annual Car Show will go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur day, Nov. 10, at the Museum of Seminole County History, located at 300 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Call 407-665-2489. NOV. 11 The Intro to Sundew Gardening Tour and workshop is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Sunday of each month (Nov. 11). Learn the different methods of natu ral and practical gardening used at Sun dew Gardens. Cost is $20. Visit Sundew Gardens on Facebook or at SundewGar dens.com or send an email to sundew gardens@gmail.com NOV. 12 Reformed Theological Seminary invites the community to a literary event on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at RTS/Orlando, located at 1231 Reforma tion Drive in Oviedo. The evening will feature a lecture and book signing by Dr. Nabeel Jabbour, author of The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross. This event is free and the public is invited. Contact Laura Armstrong at 407-3669493 or larmstrong@rts.edu The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will be holding a free information session at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Sanford Garden Club building, located at 200 Fairmont Drive in Sanford. Call 407-321-7616. NOV. 15 Tijuana Flats will hold community nights for HOPE between 5 and 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the 1016 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, and the 160 Tus kawilla Road, Winter Springs, locations. Ten percent of your purchase will go di rectly to HOPE. Newcomers of Central Florida, Inc. will be hosting a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring couponing expert Sherrie Stumbo, who will present How to be a Coupon Queen. Tickets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Ad vance reservations are required. Contact 407-366-9084 or wmuhr@yahoo.com or visit newcomersc.org A Rhea of Hope (AROH) partners with Her Campus at UCF to launch the inaugural Have Hope Zumbathon a highenergy, feel good, dance-tness fundrais ing party open to students and the general public alike from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thurs day, Nov. 15, at Memory Mall at University of Central Florida, located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Purchase tickets online at www.havehopezumba.com/register Sanford invites you to participate in a workshop to help imagine a brighter future for the Sanford community from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Sanford Civic Center, located at 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Visit www.sanford.gov under Latest News. The Florida Department of Transporta tion (FDOT) is holding a public informa tion workshop for a safety improvement project along Alafaya Trail (State Road 434) from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, located at 1801 Rouse Road in Orlando. The event begins with an open house at 6 p.m. The presentation video is also avail able at http://bit.ly/TwsjkS NOV. 16 Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, located at 575 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. Proceeds support local outreach pro grams at St. Stephen. Call 407-435-8945. NOV. 17 A Million Steps for Christ is a walk athon event on Saturday, Nov. 17, that will raise support for four different ministries in Seminole and Orange Counties. Each step of the ve mile walk will raise one cent for the ministries. The event will take place in Oviedo on the great trails that are in Seminole County. Contact 407-2197625 or nalfreedom@hishealinghand. com The Camaraderie Foundation is challeng ing Central Florida to walk a mile in their boots for the areas rst Ruck Sack March on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Uni versity of Central Florida. Participants can choose to march, walk or run a 3, 6 or 12-mile route with or without a pack or added weight. Visit www.CamaraderieF oundation.com or call 407-841-0071. Join the Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, for a visit to see the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest live oak trees in the south, followed by a hike through the adjacent oak hammock at Bulow Creek State Park, located at 3351 Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach. Call 407-321-7616. Join the Seminole Audubon Society (SAS) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, for its November group outing at the Old Spanish Mill and DeLeon Springs State Park, located at 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. in Deland. RSVP at www.meetup.com/ seminoleaudubon-com, joy7audubon@ aol.com or 407-977-4389. The 36th Annual Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival starts at 9 a.m. on Sat urday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, at Historic Longwood off Highway 434 and Highway 427. Call 407-331-7354. The Indoor Artisan & Farmers Market will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Serenity Cen ters CommUNITY Space, located at 2040 Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo. Call 407719-8883. NOV. 18 From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, the Seminole Audubon Society (SAS) Sep tember programs will focus on the great resource tools on the internet for birders. The meeting will be held at the Seminole County Library, located at 150 N. Palmetto Ave. in Sanford. To RSVP, call 407-9774389. NOV. 19 Oviedo City Council meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the rst and third Monday of each month (Nov. 19) in the Oviedo City Hall Council Chambers. Visit cityofoviedo. net to view the agenda. The Winter Springs City Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, which will begin promptly after the Inauguration Ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be no other com mission meetings in November. NOV. 22 Its Thanksgiving Day. NOV. 23 Black Friday Frenzy Shopping Spree event will take place at the Oviedo mall from 6 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. The rst 100 people in line will receive a Vera Bradley tote bag. Visit www.myOvieod Mall.com NOV. 24 The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce will serve its mis sion of promoting economic advance ment in the Oviedo-Winter Springs com munity by supporting the third annual Small Business Saturday that takes place on Nov. 24 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Visit www.ShopSmall. com NOV. 29 The quarterly meeting of the Semi nole County Historical Society is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd. Sanford. Light refreshments will be served. Its free. Call 407-665-2489. NOV. 30 St. Lukes Concert Series presents the 2012 Holiday Concert featuring new arrangements of old Holiday favorites by the Brass Band of Central Florida at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. There will be three performances: Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The public invited. Admission to the con cert is free. DEC. 1 The Oviedo Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the rst Saturday of ev ery month on the grounds of the Historic Lawton House, located at 200 W. Broad way St. Visit OviedoHS.com for more in formation. The Daytime Home and Garden Tour is Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. That tours headquarters and ticket booth is at the UCF Public History Center 301 W. 7th St., Sanford. This year, in addition to a variety of charming homes and historic buildings, the Day Tour of Homes is fea turing private and public gardens in the Sanford area. Tickets are $25. Visit www. SanfordHistoricTrust.org The 9th annual Oviedo Pottery Holiday Sale and Studio Tour is from 10 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Its free. It is a self-guided holiday tour of three potters studios all located within minutes of downtown Oviedo, including the Artistic Hand and Mary Loving at VanArsdale and Florida Avenues. Tour maps and information are available at www.oviedopotters.org or by calling 407-365-7404. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Calendar Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Nov. 30: Candle light home tour: The Candlelight Tour of Homes is 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The ticket booth will be located at Elm Avenue and 16th Street in Sanfords historic Sanford Heights neighborhood. Tickets are $25. Visit www.SanfordHistoricTrust.org Nov. 11: Veterans Day in Winter Springs A veterans memorial event will go from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial in the Winter Springs Town Center. It will be a time to honor retired military servants and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrice for freedom. Contact Brian Dunigan at 407327-6593 or email bdunigan@ wintersprings.org Nov. 10: Great Day festival The 39th annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo. Admission is free and free parking is avail able at Oviedo High School. Nov. 10: Free Beethoven concert St. Lukes free concert series presents the UCF Symphony Orchestra and the UCF Chorus, performing Beethoven Forever! with conductor Laszlo Marosi at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org/concert-series Nov. 11: Food Truck Crazy in Oviedo Join Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. every second Sun day of the month (Nov. 11) for a fresh cooked dinner from one of Central Floridas gourmet food trucks. Food trucks gather in the northwest park ing lot. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com Nov. 17: Geneva Jam music fest Come for a free evening of old-time music at the Gene va Jam at the Geneva Com munity Center on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There is toe-tapping acoustic mu sic and some old-fashioned gospel for you to enjoy.

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Page 11 Hope Hike a success South Seminole Hospital celebrated Pink October, a month dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer, with its annual Hope Hike. The Hope Hike, which began at Longwood City Hall and continued down the street to the hospital, brought together hospital leaders, oncologists, elected ofcials, breast cancer survivors and team members in solidarity in the ght against breast cancer. Join the Teach-In Teach-In at Winter Springs High School is a perfect opportunity for parents, business leaders and com munity members to let students know we care about them. Its simple join them on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and teach a class or two. Teach-In highlights the im portance of bringing together teachers, school staff, parents, students and communities in a unied effort to build great public schools. Simply call the school at 407-320-8722 and ask for Debbie Abel during the hours of 7 a.m.-3 p.m., or register at scps.k12..us Oviedo population grows Oviedo received its April 1 population estimate from the University of Floridas Bureau for Business and Economic Research (BEBR). The citys 2012 popula tion estimate is 34,573. This is an increase of 748 over the citys 2011 population of 33,815 and an in crease of 1,231 over the 2010 Federal Census popu lation of 33,342. Pancake breakfast raises money The Oviedo Fire Rescue Department participated in the Pancake Breakfast Fund Raising Campaign held at TJs Seafood Shack for local resident Catlin Down ing in September. Roughly 1,000 visitors attended the event and an estimated $9,000 was raised. Innovative project catalogs history The Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Expe riences and Stories (RICHES) of Central Florida is a growing catalog of information that can be searched in a way that Dr. Connie Lester hopes becomes a digital model for others. The online project taps into places, people and events that shaped the regions histroy. Visit http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/mosaic.php SCHOOL NEWS Seminole County has 47 merit scholar nalists Nearly four dozen Seminole County Public Schools students, representing all eight of the countys high schools, ranked among the top 1 percent of students nationwide in the National Merit Scholar competition. The 47 students are among 16,000 seminalists out of 1.5 million students across the country ranked by 2011 results of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). This makes the students eligible to ad vance to the National Merit Finalist competition to contend for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $32 million. This years National Merit Scholars averaged a total of 2160 (out of 2400) on the SAT, a composite ACT score of 33 (out of 36) and a GPA of 4.39. BIZ NEWS Ranch is No. 6 largest for Angus Double D Angus Ranch, Casselberry, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Florida having recorded 49 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during scal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30. Visit www.angus.org Seminole County rms recognized The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Com merce recognized the following Seminole County companies based on capital investment and job cre ation at the 2012 Industry Recognition Luncheon: three years, Axium has grown at an annual rate of 30 percent. location opened in 1997 with 26 employees and to day has more than 900 employees. 3,000 square-feet of space, Nutrex operates today in a newly built, 80,000 square-foot facility. expanding to other areas in the Southeast. FirstLight HomeCare opens in Oviedo Karen Tucker opens FirstLight HomeCare at 2461 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Personal experiences caring for aging relatives led her to open the nonmedical, in-home care provider, serving seniors and others needing assistance in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. Art, Craft & Wine FestivalSeminole County South Rotary ClubFree Admission! aacwf.comIts time for Rotarys Art, Craft and Wine festival! This two-day event features 100+ talented artists and crafters oering original and unique items, it is a perfect way to kick o your holiday shopping. Be sure to sign up for the Wine Stroll and stay to enjoy the nonstop entertainment, great food and other activites!2ND ANNUALNov 17th & 18thEnjoy some of the best wines from around the World! Wine StrollNov 17th, 12:00p 9:00p Nov 18th, 12:00p 5:00pFestivalNov 17th, 11:00a 9:00p Nov 18th, 11:00a 5:00pWine StrollTickets Now Available on aacwf.com$30.00 Day of Event$25.00 In Advance QR Code All Prots Go to CharitySPONSORS Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte Notes City of Longwood Citizens Bank of Florida Longwood Branch Florida Home Improvement Associates Lake Mary Chiropractic Orlando Health-South Seminole Sunrail The Orlando Sentinel United Legacy Bank Longwood Branch Waste Pro USA Y360, Yachter Chiropractic November 17th & 18th, 2012 36th Keeth teacher wins McDonalds award Third grade Keeth Elementary school teacher Mrs. Andrea Litz was presented the prestigious Mc Donalds Feature Teacher award on Oct. 25 surrounded by her students. This award honors those teachers in Seminole County who display in novation in their lessons and pas sion for their profession. Mrs. Litz, our 2012 Teacher of the Year, is very structured, focused and most of all determined to meet the needs of students at Keeth Elementary, said Peter Gaffney, principal of Keeth Elementary. Mrs. Litzs compassionate and precise work with students is a masterpiece to observe. She captures the students attention with lessons that are appropriate and stimulating and she brings out the absolute best in every student that has the pleasure of having Mrs. Litz as their teacher. Mexican Consulate donates $8K A donation from the Consulate of Mexico will help create scholarships for Mexican-Ameri can and international students from Mexico attending Seminole State College of Florida. The donation was presented to Seminole State during a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate in Orlando on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Seminole State will receive $8,000, which will be matched by the Foundation for Seminole State College to create ve $3,200 scholarships.

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Page 12 Tax representation is becoming like the condiments aisle at your local grocery store. There are too many choices and no way to tell whats best. Here are 10 dos and donts to follow before hiring someone to represent you before the IRS: 1. Do ask for a free consultation You should not be required to pay anything to out whether you need to hire him or not. The initial consultation does the potential client. 2. Dont hire anyone who tries to scare you into acting now We have heard of many cases where the would-be tax representative told a potential cli ent that he or she could go to jail if they didnt hire them immedi ately. This is immoral. A good tax representative will make you feel less anxiety about your stressful IRS problems. It is extremely rare for the IRS to pursue criminal charges against everyday taxpay ers. 3. Dont hire anyone who uses sales gimmicks to try to get you to hire him Remem ber, you arent buying a used car or cheap furniture and you shouldnt be treated as if you were. You want to hire a serious pro fessional to handle this critically important matter for you, not Dans Discount House of Holy Worship. 4. Do hire a lawyer Many CPAs and IRS enrolled agents are experienced and com petent in the area of IRS disputes, but only statements you make to a lawyer are protected from dis closure under the attorney-client privilege. Non-lawyers can be forced to disclose in a hearing or trial everything you tell them. 5. Dont hire someone whose advertisements or promo on the dollar IRS settlements This is a scam. These individuals are trying to manipulate you by telling you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear. It is preposter ous that any honest tax profes sional would or could tell you what she could do for you with 6. Dont hire anyone who sends you an unsolicited let ter in the mail after youve been served with an IRS lien These people scour the newspapers and public records looking for anyone against them. Then they send you guessed it pennies on the dollar settlements. 7. Do contact the local bar representative has been sanc tioned for misconduct This is another reason to hire a lawyer/ CPA. Non-lawyers and non-CPAs are not regulated and, therefore, their disciplinary history. 8. Do ask detailed questions about the representatives background and experience You have a right to know everything about a potential tax advisor before you give them any money. (See No. 1) Ask the representative the fol lowing questions: a. Have you ever tried a case in United States Tax Court? If the answer is no, it tells you that if your tax dispute doesnt get re solved at the administrative level you will have to hire another representative to take the matter to court. b. Can the IRS or the Courts make you disclose what I say to you? Only a tax lawyer can say no to this question. (See No. 4) c. Have you ever been repri manded or sanctioned by any state bar association or depart ment of professional regulation? You can check this out yourself, but its a good idea to ask the potential representative to gauge his reaction. If he gets defensive, youve got your answer. 9. Do ask to meet with the per son who will be working on your case The person you have the initial consultation with may be an attorney, but the person she delegates the work to might not be. There is nothing wrong with a lawyer who has non-lawyers assist him or her in handling case meet those people. 10. you speak with unless you are certain it is the right person for you Tax matters are simply too important for speak with merely because its more work to speak with several candidates. Its a good idea to get a second opinion. Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon, and more than 1 million die. At least 75 percent of these deaths can be prevented. Join the global community. Share stories, spread hope and save lives.facebook.com/worldprematuritydayprematurity Proud Supporter:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Foundationday november 1 7 world 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) Peter Pappas Tax Talk Peter Pappas is a tax attorney and a CPA. He and his rm, The Pappas Group, have been assisting federal and state taxpayers with their tax and business problems for more than 25 years. For more information call Peter at 407-648-2555, email him at ppappas@pappaslaw.com or visit www. pappastax.com WHO IS PAPPAS > 10 tips for hiring a tax representative Dont hire someone whose advertisements or promotional materials offer pennies on the dollar IRS settlements This is a scam. These individuals are trying to manipulate you by telling you what you want to hear.

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Page 13 THIS WEEK in sports history Nov. 13, 1979 Future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell won a share of the National Leagues MVP Award, emerging as co-winner along with Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals. The occasion marked the first time in Major League history that two players finished in a tie in the MVP balloting. 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 Now you can accumulate money for your r etir ement without the risks of market downturns by annuity. When the market goes down, your accumulated value stays put until another upswing guaranteed. Its something youve seen many times beforeand will probably see again. The market goes up, then comes down. Then up, then down again. I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. I f th e m a r k e t f a l l s a g a i n rest easier knowing your retirement savings wont fall with it Guaranteed. W h e n do after edging Winter Springs 41-29 on Nov. 2. But one more game stands in the way for the Li ons (8-1, 4-0) Lake Mary. The Lions cruised for most of the game against Winter Springs, but a lagging defense let the Bears score twice as many points as they had all season. The game rapidly got out of hand for the Bears, as they watched Oviedo quarterback Chris Davis throw for 109 yards and run for another 50, and run ning back Jurell Green ran for 128 on just 15 carries. On defense the Lions pounded the Bears with seven sacks, two interceptions and two fumble re coveries. One of those recoveries down for Nick Decantis. After a lackluster season the bound, but theyll have a shot at redemption against Seminole (5-4, 3-2) to end the season. But theyll have to do it on the road, Nov. 9. The Lions will also take their show on the road for the end of the regular season, facing Lake Mary (7-2, 3-2) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. After that they host Leesburg for Nov. 16. Huskies A district loss to Lyman (5-5, 2-3) put the Huskies (2-7, 1-4) at the bottom of their district in the last game of district play. Their shot at redemption is right around the against Lake Howell (3-6, 2-2) coming up. Thats bad timing for the Hus kies, who havent had a win in three games, while the Hawks, who were winless until October, have won three of four since. After his scoreless perfor mance in the shutout loss to Ly man, quarterback Jason Driskel magic that propelled the team to huge wins over University and Minneola. Nov. 9 at Lake Howell. Three hundred and ninety-six fensive games of the season be hind them. In a 42-17 trouncing cylinders, on the ground and in the air. Now cruising on a 5-0 run in hit the road for the longest road trip theyll take, all the way to El Paso for a Saturday showdown. The Miners (2-7, 1-4) have strug gled all season, scoring less than two touchdowns in four of their games. And only twice have they held an opponent to less than four touchdowns. Thats good news for the fensively and defensively in the last few games, winning their last three by an average spread of 27 points. yardage as of late has come cour tesy of running back Latavius Murray, whos having a banner year as a senior. Hes carried the ball more than 150 yards in three Thats just what he did in the SMU, taking the ball 23 times and racing for 155 total yards, an average of 6.7 per carry. He also was quarterback Blake Bortles favorite target of the night, grab bing two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. Mustangs with a three-quarter back rotation in the game, with Calabrese throwing a pass each for 28 and 17 yards respectively. Godfreys third-quarter pass to pass since he was starting quar terback last season. Godfrey, who has been converted to wide receiver for this season, also had two catches in the game. up their momentum heading into son, all of them played against El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. After that theyll travel to Tul sa (7-2, 5-0) on Nov. 17 to face the Golden Hurricane, who are on top of C-USA West. Then theyll postseason, hosting UAB on Nov. 24 with a time TBA. Knights dominate C-USA ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Latavius Murray is having a banner year as a redshirt senior, carrying for more than 150 yards in three straight games for the Knights. Final football fight ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 14 THIS WEEK in political history Nov. 11, 1942 Congress approves lowering the draft age to 18 and raising the upper limit to age 37, increasing the number of draftees. During the first draft in 1940, 50 percent were rejected for health reasons and 20 percent of those who registered were illiterate. We asked kids at Genevas Museum of History and Rural Heritage Center if they would like to be president of the United States. No, because it is too hard to handle and I would get frustrated easily. It is hard to think of everyone and make sure they are happy. Maybe George Washington is my favorite presi dent. It is a hard job. Abigail M. 13 years old Yes, as president I would keep the world clean. It is a really big world, and we have to take care of the planet. It would be a hard job. The president lives in the White House. Bricelyn H. 6 years old Lincoln is my favorite president he died for what he believed, that slavery should be abolished and we should live in peace. Id like to be presi dent because they are cutting music programs Adriana B. 11 years old I would like to be president it would be hard, but I would get free stuff. I like George Washington because he was the first president. Jerilynn G. 8 years old I would like to be president, and I think it would be an easy job. Abraham Lincoln was a good presi dent. The president lives in the White House. Anthony F. 8 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 I often write about my experiences with interviewing and talk about what people did wrong. This time I want to focus on what they do right. We just hired a volunteer coordinator. Each of them had their own unique qualities and skills they could bring to the table. We were so impressed with the research they had done, how they an swered the questions, their passions and their experience. not select was very hard for me, but I felt that I wanted to personally let them know how impressed we were with them. I say all of this because I want to let you know that sometimes people do and say all the right things, but they dont get chosen because the other person had a little more experience or seemed to be a 2 candidates for other positions and have been very pleased with the results. It is easy to get discouraged as you apply for position after position, but the competition is still there and it is still large. We had so many great applicants for this position, but we could only choose one. If we can help you with your job search in any way, please contact our of Maybe you did it all right While all eyes were on the presidential race on Nov. 6, Winter Springs had one seat for the voters to decide. Congratu lations to longtime city volunteer Pam Carroll, the winner of Winter Springs City Commission Seat 3. Deputy Mayor Joanne were re-elected unopposed. All three winners will be inaugurated at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If our countrys founders had had their way, your lives would be much more im pacted by the outcome of the city election. But, alas, that is not the case and, in fact, government than we are by the city of Winter Springs, Seminole County and the not able to make it very far in the presi dential campaign, where he promised to work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can. Too bad. One thing Washington does well and properly is defend our country. To honor those who have served us in defense of America, I invite you to the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The memorial is a simple and beauti ful tribute to the veterans. Its always a moving ceremony. City Hall closures observance of Veterans Day and Nov. 22 and 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage collection services will not occur on Thursday, Nov. 22. Commission news During the month of September, Winter Springs City Commission approved the following: 2012-2013 for the city of Winter Springs. display of the phrase, In God We Trust, in the Commission Chambers behind the dais and incorporation of the phrase into Holiday meeting dates In consideration of the upcoming holi days, the City Commission meeting sched will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, which will begin promptly after the Inauguration Ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be no other com mission meetings in November. will hold one regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The second regular meeting in December, which nor mally would be held on Dec. 24, will not be held. Veterans celebration Take part in this annual celebration of our nations heroes from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Winter Springs Veterans Me morial in the Winter Springs Town Center. It will be a time to honor retired military servants and to remember those who have Dunigan at 407-327-6593 or email bduni Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland 2012 is 5 to 9 p.m. Sat urday, Dec. 1, at the Winter Springs Town Center featuring the 31st annual Holiday Parade and ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Candy Cane 5K Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Winter Springs Town Center. The course will run in front of Winter Springs High School, down the Cross Seminole Trail and through the Winter Springs Town Center. The race start time is 8 a.m. All proceeds information on registration, please visit racetimesports.com or call Michael Hes selbart at 407-327-6589. Grove Academy gets spruce up In September, the current class of Leader ship Seminole chose The Grove Academy as their yearlong service project, coining the massive renovation Operation Gro verhaul. The 53-member class will refur bish the aging bathroom facilities, provide workout facility, spruce up the dining room and provide additional recreational opportunities for teens recovering at The Grove. They will also give the gift of time to the adolescents living at The Grove through career workshops and social activities. If you are a Winter Springs resident in terested in helping with the project, please contact Associate Director of Outreach and Prevention Chelsea Dygan at CDygan@ thegrove.org or 407-327-1765. Opportuni ties to lend a hand include participating in work days, donating used furniture items gramming to the youth in an area youre passionate about. Road construction project update: Asphalt resurfacing The following streets are scheduled to be milled and resurfaced starting in Novem ber: Court) Avenue to Moss Road (including Bayberry Springs Boulevard Lisa Loop) phy to Bahama entrance Mayor Charles Lacey WINTER SPRINGS CITY TALK Honor those who served I invite you to the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

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Page 15 After my wife and I settled in to order of business was hacking out a garden plot in the sandy soil of our scrubby pine forest. Mel Bartholomews book Square published, and planting in small plots was initiated in earnest. Between several incarnations of our business plans, Sundew Gardens became a vendor at our nearest farmers market. The produce we sold from the Winter Markets gravel parking lot at that decrepit train depot was the freshest avail able in town. In that day and age, explaining what organic meant was a routine chore. Selling only what I grew myself, in competi tion with vendors bringing in truckloads of wholesale product from California or other conti nents, opened a new awareness of what seasonal and local food really meant. Customers began to brave the journey and cara vanned home with me after the farmers market to pick even fresher vegetables and herbs straight from my gardens. We needed to train and assist guests in the correct harvesting methods to avoid damaging the crops where we snip individual leaves or fruit instead of pulling the whole plant from the ground. gathering instinct kicks in after just a few trips to the garden, but with new folks visiting every week even teaching this shallow learning curve was becoming cu mulatively onerous. Along with the irascibility of weather and holidays, we needed to develop a more sustainable business model. The term community-support ed agriculture (CSA) was still a few years from being coined, but we were already employing several of its principles. Banks would not even consider us, so we had to create alternate forms saved time spent on giving driv ing directions over the phone in the pre-Internet and email era. packing and shipping are some of the largest expenses for small farms. A cover article in Organic the publicity we sorely lacked in the marketing department. Hence, Sundew Gardens Harvest Gardening membership program was born! Unlike our early years when families would visit from all Harvest Gardening members are practically neighbors. Although a packaged share, our member families can select the items and quantities they need and can consider Sundew Garden an extension of their own backyard garden. Our ultimate business goal of creating a career from our land, sharing the healthiest food possible and working with our neighbors to create a community has been met! Becoming my neighborhood farm and farmer Smart vs. skeptical Technology is cool. It stimulates our imagina tion, solves problems and makes life easier in countless ways. Every generation of the past century can describe its own carousel of progress that chronicles how technology has brought improvements to their lives. Radios, televisions, airplanes, appliances, washer and dryers introduced our grandparents to the modern age. My generation remembers life before personal computers, cellular phones and digital photos. However as wonderful as technology is, sometimes it arrives with baggage: questions, instruction manuals and sometimes skepti cism. Whats in it for me? How will it impact my family? What is the cost? Can technology be bent to serve opposing agendas? Can it be used against humanity as well as in their best interests? Can we believe what were told (sold) about new technology? The truth is that any resource and tool can be used for or against us. This dates back to earliest man. Primitive tools were invented for utilitarian purposes but were also used as weapons. In the 1940s seemingly benign tech nology such as trains and showers were used to facilitate the Holocaust. We see it in our modern era, where identity theft and numer ous privacy issues accompany the wonderful smart technology in our phones, tablets and laptops. Smart meters arrive Last week smart meters came to Geneva. We had heard rumors of their impending arrival and of their positive and negative impacts. ally read meters. This technology is touted to provide more information and help consumers make better energy choices about when and how they use energy. Opponents to the smart meters cite an ar ray of concerns including health, privacy and transmissions and hackers, there are concerns with the reach of government control into the bursed $200 million of federal stimulus money to assist with the $800 million price tag of the meters, which are manufactured by General Electric. Nationally, several states including environmentally conscious California have Somehow I expected a little more conversa tion about these meters, a little more than the generic notice that they were scheduled to be installed in the next few months and the opt-in and opt-out information. We know folks who put locks on their old meters and came home to the smart meter installed and their locks after the new meters were installed. It has taken residents standing their ground, refusing to pay, for some electric companies to break down and give credit and admit issues such as miscalibration for example. Communicate with your neighbors and your power company as your smart meter begins to impact your life. Geneva PTA Fall Festival Bring your family out to the Geneva Elemen always fun and now that the weather is cooler, everyone will enjoy the carnival theme includ ing food trucks, games, vendors and the ongo Second grade Squirmed Come applaud the entertaining second grade stars in their production of Squirmed at Geneva Elementary. Snow Queen production arrives Usher in the holiday season by taking your family to see The Snow Queen theater 9-11, at the Rural Heritage Center. Call 386843-6275 to order tickets ahead of time or buy them at the door. Tickets are $15-20. Wow, a lot has happened in the last several weeks, including monsters and ghosts and a few goblins roam ing the streets for candy and goodies. I love this time of year Halloween. My friends and I go nuts for pump goodie. A lot of local areas had art and craft festivals. I hope you all did your duty and voted on Nov. 6. I sure did stood in line for early voting for an hour but it was well worth the time. I met some interesting people, was delightful. I hope your candidate won. The Oviedo Historical Society of the month. Its a great place to shop, meet and greet old friends. Great Day in the Country The Oviedo Womans Clubs 39th annual Great Day in the Country urday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. located on the Lawton Elementary School and Lawton House grounds at Broadway and South Lake Jes sup Streets. The event includes 350 vendors, community support booths and business booths. Theres lots of entertainment and new this year is Great Days Got Talent, which we hope will be a big event for all. There will be food, drinks and do visit the Its also a great place to start your Christmas shopping. See you there. Beethoven Forever St. Lukes Concert Series will be held at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road #426 in Oviedo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The Univer Marosi, will present Beethoven you need more information, please call 407-365-3408. Food Truck Crazy 11, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with up to 20 local gourmet food trucks gather ing in the northwest parking lot of the Oviedo Mall to serve up a fresh family dinner. They will be there rain or shine and most trucks take credit cards. Veterans Day This coming Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. We should remember those that served our country then and now. Sunshine Dance Club Sunshine Dance Club is 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Its open to teens to adults with special abili ties and physically and/or mentally challenged individuals. There will be costume and dance contests. Call 407-971-5575. Candlelight Tour of Homes The Candlelight Tour of Homes is starting at the Tour of Homes Head quarters, East 16th Street and Elm Avenue in Sanford. Cost is $25 in ad information, please call 407-435-9525. A thought Basic Mathematics Its hard to deny that which appears to be a self-evident fact: Youngsters prefer to add to their years, Oldsters prefer to subtract. Don Weill 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 > 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 > 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 407-3492800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > Great Day is Nov. 10

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Celery Stalks . ......................................... 15 Stetsons Corner . .................................... 15 Interests . .................................................. 7 Calendar . ................................................ 10 Athletics . ................................................ 13 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 14 Young Voices . ......................................... 14 Classifieds . ............................................. 16It was all smiles on Election night at the new Millers Ale House in Oviedo, as Councilman Stephen Schenck and Councilwoman Cindy Drago each celebrated earning another term on the Oviedo City Council. Im excited, energized and really, re ally proud of myself, Drago said Tuesday, Nov. 6. I worked really hard, and I think if you work really hard for some thing, it means youll work really hard at it. Drago won her second term on the Council in Seat 4 over Oviedo businessman Bob Pollack, with 67 percent of the vote. She says shes excited to continue moving the city forward and working along with her fellow Council members. We all respect each other and I think Oviedo is really show Calendar > 10 The 39th annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Lawton Elementary.Calendar > 10Celebrate the nations heroes Sunday, Nov. 11, in Winter Springs Sunshine Dance Club hosts events for the special needs communityInterests > 7 Interests > 8A former Oviedo bank building gets a new life as a karate dojoOviedo incumbents rule the dayMica retains seat, Dentel ousts PlakonSchools get more funding For complete Seminole County election results, visit VoteSeminole.orgAs President Barack Obamas poll ing numbers slowly ticked toward 270 electoral votes and beyond, two laws passed that could impact Seminole Countys bottom line far more. Some residents will pay more taxes next year, and some business owners will pay less after Seminole County residents voted for a mill age increase to help fund the school system, and Oviedo residents voted to give tax incentives to businesses. The millage hike, which will add $1 per $1,000 in taxable value to yearly property tax bills, had some star power behind it in former Or lando Magic Coach Stan Van Gun dy. He circled the county, meeting push the idea that not only would the tax improve schools, but also home values. Seminole County Schools High School Director Michael Blasewitz said the school system couldnt have had a better pitch man. Karen Castor Dentel smiled early Tuesday night, but it was out of nervousness. But as the election results rolled in and the election was all but called in her favor, the smiles were out of joy. The longtime Maitland teacher had as her sister was winning her own election race on the other side of the state. At press time Tuesday night, more than 68,000 voters had cast their ballots and Dentel com manded a 53 percent to 47 per cent lead. This is all brand new to me, the presumptive winner of Flor ida House of Representatives District 30 said. Its not real to me yet. But the excitement in the room at SoNapa Grille in Mai tland seemed to say more than Dentel could. She had just beaten Republican Rep. Scott Plakon in a race where she had been out She built on her friendships, mother and former Florida Sen. Betty Castor said. She created her own campaign because peo ple really trust her. Plakons campaign bus had become an oft-seen eye catcher on the roadways through Or ange and Seminole County dur ing the run up to his general election battle against the newcomer Dentel. The Democrat challenger had drawn on the well-known po litical name that came from both her mother and her sister Florida for Florida politics, Kathy Castor was re-elected the same night as her sister, winning 70 percent of the vote to retain her seat in U.S. House District 14. endorsed Dentel, helping legitiSARAH WILSON The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICERe-elected Oviedo incumbents Stephen Schenck and Cindy Drago shake hands at a victory party at the new Millers Ale House in Oviedo after winning their races Nov. 6. Both defeated Council race challengers by wide margins. Please see OVIEDO on page 5 ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice A threat from Ms past tests James Bonds loyalty to his boss, and a personal attack tests his abilities as a spy. Opening this week: SKYFALL PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEKaren Castor Dentel celebrates her victory on Tuesday night. She beat out Rep. Scott Plakon for the State House of Representatives Seat 30. On the national stage, networks called the race for President Barack Obama at about 11 p.m. Please see ELECTION on page 6ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see MILLAGE on page 2

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Page 2 He really got the message out, Blasewitz said. The mes sage was that we were in dire straights. Thats something that, as for mer principal of Winter Springs High School, Blasewitz could see in the halls. We had already gotten rid of almost all of [the media center have had to close down athletic programs, he said. We were at a The referendum, which passed by a margin of 56-44 percent, stopped that, he said. After a tense night watching the election, Superintendent Walt residents the next morning for voting for the tax. By approving this referen dum, the voters have provided us the resources needed to main tain and improve one of the best school districts in the country, he wrote in a press release Wednesday morning. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere said it was a big help for maintaining the schools quality. do as much as our schools, Pers ampiere said. I for one wasnt willing to take a chance on that. Itll be good for business, the economy, home values, everything as far as Im concerned. Blasewitz applauded residents for investing in the schools, despite the slow economic recovery. This is not the time that people want to see taxes go up, so that the residents did this at a time like this, its just fantastic, he said. Were extremely grateful to the residents. And in Oviedo, another economic jolt came courtesy of the taxpayers, who voted 60-40 per cent for an economic incentive program that would give tax breaks to businesses that bring in jobs that pay higher than the county average. This will bring good jobs to Oviedo, Councilman Stephen Schenck said. Those good jobs were targeted in emerging high-tech industries such as simulation, gaming and research. Once you get those clean industry businesses that pay above the median, then support businesses start to thrive, Persamp iere said. Those folks will have more disposable income. As Ive said before, a rising tide lifts all boats.THIS WEEK in history Nov. 9, 1965 The biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state and parts of seven neighboring states and eastern Canada are plunged into darkness. The blackout during the evening rush hour trapped 800,000 people in New Yorks subways and stranded thousands more in office buildings and elevators. 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. 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McCreery, 90, passed on September 27, 2012. She touched so many lives during her journey. She had a special way of meeting a stranger and immediately turning them into a lifelong friend from the cashier at the super market to the Yorkies in her neighbors yard. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her sense of humor (which was contagious) & the deep love she had for her family! She was preceded in passing by her husband of 49 years, Lester McCreery. ey loved to travel and toured the West in their camper and nally retired in Casselberry, Florida. Gracie was an active member of the Casselberry Senior Center & St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. She loved doing cras, collecting frogs of all sorts and just being with people. Anyone who knew her loved her! She is survived by her two children, son Gerald McCreery & his wife Barbara from Bethlehem Twp., PA & her daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Charney of Easton, PA. Gracie had 4 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. ere was a quiet family ceremony at the Glen Haven Memorial Park on October 5, 2012. Donations may be made to Hospice of Maitland, FL. She is nally with her love Lester and the Lord. MILLAGE | City and school officials thank residents for passing education and economy-boosting laws CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEOviedo adds a touch of stylePHOTOS BY KELLY CANOVA KELLY CANOVA PHOTOGRAPHYStylists met politics at the Oviedo Paul Mitchell School opening at the Oviedo Mall on Oct. 15. Above, Mayor Dominic Persampiere poses with owner Giulio Vegalio, top left, and Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria, top right.

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Page 3 Upcoming Events "A Heart of Thanksgiving", bring non-perishable food to donate to a local organizationFor more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org 11:30am1:00pm Tuscawilla Country Club November 14thOBN Luncheon November 26th Smart Business Apps Lunch & Learn 11:30am1:00pm 815 Eyrie Dr., Ste.4 Oviedo, FL 32765 November 15th Bankers Life After Hours 5:30pm7:30pm 1211 State Road 436 Suite 149 Casselberry, FlJoin the Chamber at Oviedo Meeting Rooms and learn about smart business apps for your smart phone while enjoying lunch. Come out to Bankers Life and Casualty in Casselberry for their Open House. This after hours is sure to be a great event with food, drinks, music, and door prizes! November 28th Bagels and Business Speed Networking 7:30am Oviedo Mall Community Room Join the chamber for the second meeting of our new morning series as we invite other chambers to join us for a morning of speed networking. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards! November 24th Small Business Saturday Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday. Supporting local, independently owned small businesses help create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas Merrilee Patterson Crain, vice president and board member of Turnstile Media Group, publisher of the Winter Park-Maitland Ob server and Seminole Voice, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. of complications from cancer. She would have turned 70 on Nov. 27. Francis X. Farrell, president and CEO of Turnstile, said Merrilees passing leaves the company feeling a great sense of loss and an even greater sense of gratitude. Merrilee had a generous and direct way of sharing the things that concerned her as well as the things that pleased her, he said. While many have worried about testing new digital platforms or new marketing strategies, Mer rilee always remained interested, people and the families who support them. Turnstiles family mourns Merrilees passing with the rest of the Crain family, but the legacy of Merrilees caring way endures and strengthens us and the prod ucts we create. Merrilee was active in charitable, business and family activities. She served on the board of the Orlando Museum of Art, started the Gourmet Gala for the March of Dimes in Chicago, and was a board member of the Hubbard Street Dance Company and the Goodman Theatre. A woman of many talents and interests, Merrilee helped design the Crains Bermuda-style home in Windermere, Fla., and the of also publishes Golfweek and Professional Artist magazines. Husband Rance Crain is chair man of Turnstile and president of Crain Communications, publisher of Advertising Age and Automotive News. Merrilee was secretary and a board member for Crain. One of her proudest accomplishments was authoring a book on her Patterson family history fathers parents bought in 1919. The Craigville, Mass., cottage, which the family still owns, was bought for $4,025. She painted her rendition of the cottage for her book. Merrilee was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Providence, R.I. She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., where she graduated from New Trier High School. After attending The University of Illinois, she graduated from The Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked in the engineering department of IBM in Evanston, Ill. Merrilee met her husband in 1965 on a blind date arranged by Rances brother, Keith. They were married eight months later. The couple raised their two daughters, Heather and Cindi, in Lake Forest, Ill., and now have six grandchildren. They split their time between Windermere and Centerville, Mass. Merrilee was an extraor dinary woman, her husband said. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intuition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible cando spirit. Merrilee is survived by Rance, her mother, Frances, who turned 100 this year, her brother Pat Patterson, her daughters Heather and Cindi, and six grandchildren, Candace, Ramsay, Emery, Everett, Grayson and Atlas.DonationsThe family requests that charitable donations go to Dr. Robert Giuntolis research team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and write Dr. Robert Giuntoli in the memo line. Mail to: Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Attn: Ms. Margie Wasson 100 North Charles Street, Suite 318 Baltimore, MD 21201Merrilee Crain had invincible spirit Merrilee was an extraordinary woman. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intuition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible can-do spirit. Rance Crain Merrilee Crain

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Page 5 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 Historic Lawton House & Lawton Elementary Downtown Oviedo, FL SPONSORED BY: Great Days Got Talent Finale (Cash prizes) 10 am to 2 pm Main Stage Auditions, Saturday, September 15, 2012 www.GreatDayOviedo.org Visit our Festival Website FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING FREE SHUTTLE PRESENTING SPONSORThis festival is a scholarships and grants for 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival GREAT DAY IN THE COUNTRY fundraiser to help provide local schools & charities ing we can work well together, Drago said. Working with her will be Schenck, who beat out challeng er Karen Heriot, with a slightly smaller margin for Seat 3, and 56 percent of the vote. He said hes years of work hes already put into the Council and see projects such as Oviedo on the Park and the hospital hes helped lay the groundwork for come to fruition. Weve got a lot of things get ting ready to explode in Oviedo, and Im really excited that I get to continue to be a part of it, Schenck said.Winter SpringsIncumbents didnt fair quite as well in Winter Springs, where Commissioner Avery Smith lost the seat she was appointed to in June to longtime city volunteer Pam Carroll. The three-way race for Seat 3 ended with Carroll winning 46 percent of the vote, Smith earning 28 percent and Phil Kaprow behind with 24 percent. dent of the Tuscawilla Homeowners Association, said during her campaign that she was running as a 20-year Winter Springs resident to bring a new perspective to the Commission. Im running to make a dif tive, she said.OVIEDO | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Plan your weekend with THE WEEKENDER!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" Goldenrod festival parties in the streetPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICERevelers roamed Aloma Avenue Oct. 27 at the Goldenrod Parade and Festival, celebrating the unincorporated area east of Winter Park. Shriners burned rubber, top left, CenturyLink threw candy, bottom left. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, top right, rides high, while soon-to-be elected Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, bottom right, showed his Giants colors. Lake Howells band, above, entertained.

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Page 6 But it was her family and friends that Betty Castor said supported her from the very start. We are just so proud, Betty Castor said. Mica cruises to winThe vote quickly pointed to a win for Congressman John Mica as her greeted friends in the Shera ton Orlando Downtown Hotel, victorious over challenger Jason Kendall in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 congressional seat. Mica earned 59 percent of the vote to Kendalls 41 percent, with more than 313,000 ballots cast. At the end of a long day, Mica was already talking about projects he was working on throughout cam paign season, including the morning of the election. Its been a hectic day, he said. In a year of escalating campaign spending nationwide, Mica had out-raised Kendall in the gen eral election by a factor of nearly 50:1. But Mica credited his experience, and his style of campaigning like he was behind in the polls, for helping him to victory. I think it says the people thought I did a good job, Mica said. But youve got to redouble voters. Some of them Ive never represented before. Mica was long expected to win the seat, which was redistricted in 2010, placing Mica and fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the same district for the Republican primary in August. After beat ing Adams, the election seemed to be a more assured proposition for Mica. But Kendall, banking on an Internet marketing campaign, hoped to become the David to Micas Goliath. I think I just proved that you can do a lot without a lot of fund ing, Kendall said. Im glad I kept my integrity and didnt get touched by any special interest money. His campaign already behind him as the screens still glowed with statistics, Mica said he hoped to jumpstart job growth in the area. My focus on the next couple months is trying to save jobs in Central Florida, he said. Were looking at cutbacks in the simu lation industry, and we need to make sure we dont lose ground. Weve got a lot of work to do. 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 You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo 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! 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 r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f ELECTION | Mica already represented some of his district before it was redrawn for this years election CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Congressman John Mica I think it says the people thought I did a good job. But youve got to redouble your efforts to reach out to the voters. Some of them Ive never represented before. John Mica Plan your weekend with THE WEEKENDER!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit seminolevoice.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 7 One Friday night a month, in between the popping sounds of tennis balls hitting racquets and skateboards grinding railings, the slight echo of thumping bass reverberates through Riverside Park in Oviedo. Following the source of the pulsing takes you to the center of the park, to its multi-purpose room. A step inside, and the pop ping and grinding park noises are drowned out by the syncopated beat of the Macarena echoing through the hall, only seconded by the light sound of laughter that Right hand out, followed by shoulder, head-head, hip-hip, a shimmy and turn. More than 100 choreographed moves to the beat. They might not all hit their moves at the right time, be facing the right way, or keep to the beat, but in this moment, it doesnt matter. And dance organizer Anne Marie Sargent with the OviedoWinter Springs Optimist Club says that is what makes the monthly event special, in more ways than one. This Sunshine Dance Club is open to any and all members of the local special needs community. Its one night a month where youre welcome and encouraged to roll your wheelchair through the conga line, use your walker to get extra air during your Cha Cha Slide hops, or break out in an air guitar solo during Dont Stop Believing, which has got you kneeling and rolling on the All these kids and adults want is a place to go and have fun with their friends. They just want to have fun and not worry about being laughed at. Here nobody is looking at what youre wearing or how you dance, its just about fun, Sargent said. Started in Oviedo by the Op timist Club in 2010, the Sunshine Dance Club is modeled after simiSprings, where special needsmom Sargent would take her daughter Julia. Recognizing the need for a more local event, she proposed the idea to the Optimist Club and then to the city. From ent local charities to sponsor the event each month. On top of what were doing for the kids, we want to get the community aware of the people in their community with special needs and to get comfortable with them, she said. Helpful Hands, an Oviedo or ganization that focuses on helping to improve the quality of life status for local people in need, spon sors two of the dances a year. Imagine how intimidating life is when you just want to dance, but you always have to worry about being maybe laughed at or judged, Helpful Hands President and co-founder Regina Bereswill said. This way we kind of help to break down that barrier. It gives them that ray of sun shine, that sense of normal, add ed Helpful Hands board member and Oviedo City Councilwoman Cindy Drago. Sponsoring the event, the or ganization rallies its volunteers to provide food, prizes and fun for the kids and parents that come out Its nice because this is the place they get to come and dont have to worry about anything theres no inhibitions, said Jas mine Decker, who regularly at tends the dances with her brother. But the fun isnt limited to those who are out there dancing, said David Pudles, Oviedo-Win ter Springs Optimist Club member and Sunshine volunteer. You can be having the worst day in the world, and you come here and your attitude totally changes, he says, a broad smile on his face. Looking around the room during the dance, youd be hard smile. But when Sargent looks out on the 100 smiling faces and starts means to each of them, her daugh ter included, she cant help but get emotional. Its just so great to see them having fun. Unless you have a child with special needs she tears. Theres just not that many places where they can go and re ally enjoy themselves and have a good time. Her daughter Julia says her fa vorite part of the dances is getting to hang out with her friends and break it down to the Macarena, which she did earlier in the night, her mom busting a move right alongside her. They may not have all been on beat, been facing the same way or doing the moves in choreo graphed order, but its OK. And they all agree, thats the whole point. THIS WEEK in human history Nov. 16, 1901 A low-slung car called the Torpedo Racer basically a square platform on bicycle wheels breaks the world speed record for electric cars in Coney Island, N.Y., by going 1 mile down the straight dirt track in just 63 seconds. Thats about 57 mph. Today the world speed record for an electric vehicle is about 245 mph. Sunshine Dance Club is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Its open to teens to adults with special abilities and physically and/or mentally challenged individuals. There will be family friendly music, door prizes, costume and dance contests. A king and queen will be crowned for the night. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $2. For more information, please call 407-971-5575 or visit visit cityofoviedo.net/node/1727. For more information about the OviedoWinter Springs Optimist Club, including how you can get involved with the monthly Sunshine Dances, visit owsoptimistclub.com. To learn more about Helpful Hands, visit helpfulhandsseminole.comSunshine Dance makes special feel normalSARAH WILSON The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEAnne Marie Sargent, center, dances with daughter Julia, left, during a Sunshine Dance event at Oviedos Riverside Park. The Oviedo Optimist Club began the dances to help those with disabilities to have fun experiences without anxiety.

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Page 8 Oviedo VISION Center From our family to yours, Wishing you a safe and joyful Holiday Season! Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansLook Good and See Better...This Holiday Season!Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 A drive-thru that once sent money zipping through tubes now gives kids a space for their kicking, punching and Japanese calligra phy. There arent piles of cash behind the foot-thick safe door just regular old chairs and paper work. Boys and girls change into their crisp, white karate gi, tied up by belts colored with accom plishments, in cubicles originally meant for bank managers. A former Oviedo bank gained new life last summer. The space now houses Taylors Fitness Club and North Wind Martial Arts Academy. Locals James Taylor and husband-and-wife team Brent and Janis Nakagama opened their gym June 1. The space was a Fifth Third Bank location years before. martial arts classes for all ages. They hosted a summer camp and are now partners with several area schools and pick up children for their after-school karate program. Taylor is the instructor for all of the programs. He had always sports growing up and could be found doing push-ups before bed at age 10, his dad, Robert Taylor, said. He discovered karate while watching a demonstration at Va lencia Community College more than 20 years ago, and thats where he found his true passion. I just fell in love with it, he said. Taylor said karate has helped develop his outlook on life. Its philosophies or rules of the dojo have built his character, guided him to clear decisions and helped him become a natural moderator. Those rules are taught to the chil dren who attend his classes. I want to bring old traditional karate back to the mainstream again, he said. Its really been watered down. His school focuses on the whole culture and mindset be hind karate and teaches the stu dents discipline. They must focus, respond and respect their teacher, and if they dont, theyll be doing push-ups then and there. But the students know theyve earned it when they pass their test and move to the next belt level, not like at other schools, he said. Martial arts has gone to a belt factory, Taylor said. They dont give them that work ethic. Janis Nakagama, whose back ground is in early childhood edu cation, helped run the summer camp. She said that many of the children who attended improved their behavior at school. The rules and character traits valued at the school for example, to honor the principles of courtesy re ally work in everyday life. She and her husband saw that in their daughters too. Both are black belts who studied under Taylor for nine years, and karate helped them de velop greater self-esteem. They were always very com fortable about being able to han dle themselves in any situation, Brent Nakagama said. It was a natural choice for the couple to partner with Taylor because of their history. His passion for it you can just see his love and his knowl edge, Janis said. They want their school to build up its student count, but not get too large. Individual attention to each students strengths and needs are what they always want to focus on. They hope to foster a real family feeling among mem bers of their dojo (school). The best dojos give a sense of belonging, community, a tribe feel, Brent said. Taylors karate attitude trans lates well to his personal training program, too, clients said. Sandy Parmele, who has been train ing with him for four years, had plenty of gym memberships over the years that she never wanted to use. Taylor changed all of that. Parmele had had two heart at tacks and broken bones, and she went to him to get in shape. many ways, she said. Ive had tremendous results, both mentally and physically. Parmele said Taylor is profes sional, encouraging but not too pushy, and knows how to get her moving. He embodies the control martial arts teach. Theres a peacefulness about James (Taylor) thats hard to ex plain it infuses the place, she said. His father, Robert, said its all part of his plan to create a space for people to be healthy, work hard and gain a greater sense of self. Brent said its simple while many things in life give instant them. It takes many years to learn, And thats what theyre all about. Hes got a vision, Robert said.From cash to karateAn Oviedo karate school hopes to refresh the martial arts scene inside a converted bankBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEJames Taylor, right, teaches budding martial arts masters at the North Wind Mar tial Arts Academy. The Academy opened inside a converted former bank along with Taylors Fitness Club. The banks drive-thru was converted into a craft area. For more information about Taylors Fitness Club and North Wind Martial Arts Academy, visit www. taylorstnessclub.com or call 407365-1151. NOV. 8The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford, and the Seminole County Junior Repertory Company are delighted to present the musical extravaganza Fame Jr. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $15, children $10. Please call 407-321-8111 or WDPAC.com. Group rates are avail able.NOV. 9The Spotlight Theater of Central Flor ida will present The Snow Queen Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at the Rural Heritage Center, located at 101 E. Main St. in Geneva. The per formances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children and students. Groups of 20 or more also receive tickets for $2 off. Call 386843-6275. NOV. 10Dinner & Movie Night at the Geneva Bijou starts at 6:30 p.m. on Satur day, Nov. 10. Pizza will be sold by the slice and the movie starts at 7 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, located at 101 E. Main St. in Geneva. Cost is a $5 donation per person or $3 for kids younger than 16. Cost is $13 for families. NOV. 11Food Truck Crazy will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the northwest parking lot of the Oviedo Mall. Up to 20 local gourmet food trucks will be on site.NOV. 15Oviedo Mall will celebrate Santas arrival with fun entertainment, swag bags and refreshments on Nov. 15. The event is sold out, but Santa will be there through Dec. 24. Visit myOviedoMall.com for details. NOV. 17The Owl Prowl at the Geneva Wilder ness Area, County Road 426, Geneva, is from 7:30 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Its $3 per person. Join the Seminole County Natural Lands Pro gram to learn about owls, the silent hunters of the night. Children must be 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 407-349-0959. Movies in the Park is from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 (and every third Satur day of the month) at Riverside Park, 1600 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo.DEC. 1Join the road crew for a fun afternoon of games, prizes, dancing, and good will at Radio Disneys Festival of Giving at the Oviedo Mall on Saturday, Dec. 1. Several of your favorite chari ties will be on site all in one place for easy giving this holiday season.ONGOINGThe Seminole State College Plan etarium presents Central Florida Nights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. StarTalk Live! will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. The 13th Sign will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The planetarium will be closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for more details on these events. Email submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 9 Reviving 5,000 years of civilization ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRALEGEND HAS IT THAT CHINESE arts and culture were gis bestowed by the heavens. In ancient China, students and scholars would sit in meditation to calm their minds and inspire creativity. But in recent decades, these traditions have been all but completely lost. Today, where can you go to discover authentic Chinese arts and culture? Surprisingly, perhaps, the answer is so near you Or lando. In January 2013, the worlds premier classical Chinese music and dance company, Shen Yun Performing Arts, will perform at Bob Carr Centre. e show is a celebration of traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to bea study in grace, wisdom, and virtues distilled from ve millennia of civilization. e companys dancers are mostly ethnic Chinese selected from among top artists around the world. Many of them grew up outside of China, including in Florida. What unites them is a vision of reviving a lost heritage and sharing it with the world. e journey to understanding todays China begins 5,000 years ago, with the reign of the legendary Yellow Emperor. He is credited with establishing a culture rooted in veneration for the Heavenly Way. e idea of aligning oneself to a higher principle has permeated Chinese life for thousands of years since: from arranging furniture with Feng Shui to governing by Confucian ideals; from following Buddhist and Taoist meditation disciplines to creating music and art that revere the divine. Fast-forward to the present and these traditions have mostly disappeared, wiped out by the Chinese Communist Partys political campaigns. e Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s was especially devastatingartifacts, books, and temples were destroyed in an eort to wipe out the worlds most ancient culture. Millions were killed and Chinese culture never fully recovered. Enter Shen Yun Performing Arts. In 2006, a group of top Chinese artists living in the West came together and established Shen Yun as a non-prot organization in New York. Having found artistic freedom, they set out to bring a long-lost culture back to life. Ever since, Shen Yun has performed in the worlds top venues, taking audiences from Paris to Sydney on a jour ney to distant lands and times. At the core of a Shen Yun performance are classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, ancient legends, and modern tales of courage. Dance is accompanied by a one-of-a-kind orchestra, which combines both classical Western and Chinese instruments to produce a refreshing sound. Vocalists, bright costumes, and animated digital backdrops round out the evening. e experience has been described as both enriching and inspiring. And January 15-17, Shen Yun will be returning to Bob Carr Centre as part of its 2013 world tour. Shen Yun will also be at Broward Center, Ft. Lauderdale January 11-13 and Times-Union Center, Jacksonville January 29-30. None of this would be possible without the enthusiastic support of audience members and generous donors from around the world. To learn more and to support Shen Yun Performing Arts by buying tickets, please visit: Shenyun2013.org or call 888.884.6707. rffntrrffntrbr bfrfbrn frfntA Renaissance UnfoldingShen Yun Reviving Ancient Civilization bbr Creep show in Oviedo PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEOviedos Carnival of Screams haunted Riverside Park on Oct. 26, turning the recreation center into a blacked out house of horror lled with local volunteers trained for maximum scares. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEErin Cloninger, top, plays Martha Brock at The Oviedo Preservation Projects Cemetery Tour Oct. 15. Lori Aulin, above, looks spooky as Eliza Jones Argo as the sun sets and darkness closes in. Voices in the dark

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Page 10 NOV. 8 The Casselberry Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Casselberry Food & Wine Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lake Concord Park, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall. Tickets are $25 at the door. Visit CasselberryFoodWineFest.comNOV. 9Seminole State College of Florida is hold ing a Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Fine Arts Concert Hall (building G) on the San ford/Lake Mary Campus. Call 407-7082242.NOV. 10Hammys Bday Bash will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Black Hammock, located at 2356 Black Ham mock Fish Camp Road in Oviedo. Hammy is a male American alligator born in 1968. Call 407-365-1244. The Celery City Cruisers Annual Car Show will go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur day, Nov. 10, at the Museum of Seminole County History, located at 300 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Call 407-665-2489.NOV. 11The Intro to Sundew Gardening Tour and workshop is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Sunday of each month (Nov. 11). Learn the different methods of natu ral and practical gardening used at Sun dew Gardens. Cost is $20. Visit Sundew Gardens on Facebook or at SundewGar dens.com or send an email to sundew gardens@gmail.comNOV. 12Reformed Theological Seminary invites the community to a literary event on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at RTS/Orlando, located at 1231 Reforma tion Drive in Oviedo. The evening will feature a lecture and book signing by Dr. Nabeel Jabbour, author of The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross. This event is free and the public is invited. Contact Laura Armstrong at 407-3669493 or larmstrong@rts.edu The Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will be holding a free information session at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Sanford Garden Club building, located at 200 Fairmont Drive in Sanford. Call 407-321-7616.NOV. 15Tijuana Flats will hold community nights for HOPE between 5 and 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the 1016 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, and the 160 Tus kawilla Road, Winter Springs, locations. Ten percent of your purchase will go directly to HOPE. Newcomers of Central Florida, Inc. will be hosting a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring couponing expert Sherrie Stumbo, who will present How to be a Coupon Queen. Tickets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Ad vance reservations are required. Contact 407-366-9084 or wmuhr@yahoo.com or visit newcomersc.org A Rhea of Hope (AROH) partners with Her Campus at UCF to launch the inaugural Have Hope Zumbathon a highenergy, feel good, dance-tness fundrais ing party open to students and the general public alike from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thurs day, Nov. 15, at Memory Mall at University of Central Florida, located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Purchase tickets online at www.havehopezumba.com/register Sanford invites you to participate in a workshop to help imagine a brighter future for the Sanford community from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Sanford Civic Center, located at 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Visit www.sanford.gov under Latest News. The Florida Department of Transporta tion (FDOT) is holding a public informa tion workshop for a safety improvement project along Alafaya Trail (State Road 434) from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, located at 1801 Rouse Road in Orlando. The event begins with an open house at 6 p.m. The presentation video is also avail able at http://bit.ly/TwsjkSNOV. 16Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, located at 575 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. Proceeds support local outreach pro grams at St. Stephen. Call 407-435-8945. NOV. 17A Million Steps for Christ is a walkathon event on Saturday, Nov. 17, that will raise support for four different ministries in Seminole and Orange Counties. Each step of the ve mile walk will raise one cent for the ministries. The event will take place in Oviedo on the great trails that are in Seminole County. Contact 407-2197625 or nalfreedom@hishealinghand. com The Camaraderie Foundation is challenging Central Florida to walk a mile in their boots for the areas rst Ruck Sack March on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Uni versity of Central Florida. Participants can choose to march, walk or run a 3, 6 or 12-mile route with or without a pack or added weight. Visit www.CamaraderieF oundation.com or call 407-841-0071. Join the Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, for a visit to see the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest live oak trees in the south, followed by a hike through the adjacent oak hammock at Bulow Creek State Park, located at 3351 Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach. Call 407-321-7616. Join the Seminole Audubon Society (SAS) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, for its November group outing at the Old Spanish Mill and DeLeon Springs State Park, located at 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. in Deland. RSVP at www.meetup.com/ seminoleaudubon-com, joy7audubon@ aol.com or 407-977-4389. The 36th Annual Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival starts at 9 a.m. on Sat urday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, at Historic Longwood off Highway 434 and Highway 427. Call 407-331-7354. The Indoor Artisan & Farmers Market will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Serenity Cen ters CommUNITY Space, located at 2040 Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo. Call 407719-8883.NOV. 18From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, the Seminole Audubon Society (SAS) September programs will focus on the great resource tools on the internet for birders. The meeting will be held at the Seminole County Library, located at 150 N. Palmetto Ave. in Sanford. To RSVP, call 407-9774389.NOV. 19Oviedo City Council meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the rst and third Monday of each month (Nov. 19) in the Oviedo City Hall Council Chambers. Visit cityofoviedo. net to view the agenda. The Winter Springs City Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, which will begin promptly after the Inauguration Ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be no other com mission meetings in November.NOV. 22Its Thanksgiving Day.NOV. 23Black Friday Frenzy Shopping Spree event will take place at the Oviedo mall from 6 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. The rst 100 people in line will receive a Vera Bradley tote bag. Visit www.myOvieod Mall.comNOV. 24The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce will serve its mis sion of promoting economic advance ment in the Oviedo-Winter Springs community by supporting the third annual Small Business Saturday that takes place on Nov. 24 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Visit www.ShopSmall. com NOV. 29The quarterly meeting of the Seminole County Historical Society is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd. Sanford. Light refreshments will be served. Its free. Call 407-665-2489.NOV. 30St. Lukes Concert Series presents the 2012 Holiday Concert featuring new arrangements of old Holiday favorites by the Brass Band of Central Florida at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo. There will be three performances: Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The public invited. Admission to the con cert is free. DEC. 1The Oviedo Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the rst Saturday of ev ery month on the grounds of the Historic Lawton House, located at 200 W. Broadway St. Visit OviedoHS.com for more information. The Daytime Home and Garden Tour is Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. That tours headquarters and ticket booth is at the UCF Public History Center 301 W. 7th St., Sanford. This year, in addition to a variety of charming homes and historic buildings, the Day Tour of Homes is fea turing private and public gardens in the Sanford area. Tickets are $25. Visit www. SanfordHistoricTrust.org The 9th annual Oviedo Pottery Holiday Sale and Studio Tour is from 10 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Its free. It is a self-guided holiday tour of three potters studios all located within minutes of downtown Oviedo, including the Artistic Hand and Mary Loving at VanArsdale and Florida Avenues. Tour maps and information are available at www.oviedopotters.org or by calling 407-365-7404. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.comCalendar Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Nov. 30: Candle light home tour:The Candlelight Tour of Homes is 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The ticket booth will be located at Elm Avenue and 16th Street in Sanfords historic Sanford Heights neighborhood. Tickets are $25. Visit www.SanfordHistoricTrust.org Nov. 11: Veterans Day in Winter SpringsA veterans memorial event will go from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial in the Winter Springs Town Center. It will be a time to honor retired military servants and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrice for freedom. Contact Brian Dunigan at 407327-6593 or email bdunigan@ wintersprings.org Nov. 10: Great Day festivalThe 39th annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo. Admission is free and free parking is available at Oviedo High School. Nov. 10: Free Beethoven concertSt. Lukes free concert series presents the UCF Symphony Orchestra and the UCF Chorus, performing Beethoven Forever! with conductor Laszlo Marosi at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org/concert-series Nov. 11: Food Truck Crazy in OviedoJoin Food Truck Crazy at Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. every second Sunday of the month (Nov. 11) for a fresh cooked dinner from one of Central Floridas gourmet food trucks. Food trucks gather in the northwest park ing lot. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com Nov. 17: Geneva Jam music festCome for a free evening of old-time music at the Gene va Jam at the Geneva Com munity Center on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There is toe-tapping acoustic mu sic and some old-fashioned gospel for you to enjoy.

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Page 11 Hope Hike a success South Seminole Hospital celebrated Pink October, a month dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer, with its annual Hope Hike. The Hope Hike, which began at Longwood City Hall and continued down the street to the hospital, brought together hospital leaders, oncologists, elected ofcials, breast cancer survivors and team members in solidarity in the ght against breast cancer.Join the Teach-InTeach-In at Winter Springs High School is a perfect opportunity for parents, business leaders and com munity members to let students know we care about them. Its simple join them on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and teach a class or two. Teach-In highlights the im portance of bringing together teachers, school staff, parents, students and communities in a unied effort to build great public schools. Simply call the school at 407-320-8722 and ask for Debbie Abel during the hours of 7 a.m.-3 p.m., or register at scps.k12..usOviedo population growsOviedo received its April 1 population estimate from the University of Floridas Bureau for Business and Economic Research (BEBR). The citys 2012 popula tion estimate is 34,573. This is an increase of 748 over the citys 2011 population of 33,815 and an in crease of 1,231 over the 2010 Federal Census popu lation of 33,342.Pancake breakfast raises moneyThe Oviedo Fire Rescue Department participated in the Pancake Breakfast Fund Raising Campaign held at TJs Seafood Shack for local resident Catlin Down ing in September. Roughly 1,000 visitors attended the event and an estimated $9,000 was raised.Innovative project catalogs historyThe Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Expe riences and Stories (RICHES) of Central Florida is a growing catalog of information that can be searched in a way that Dr. Connie Lester hopes becomes a digital model for others. The online project taps into places, people and events that shaped the regions histroy. Visit http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/mosaic.phpSCHOOL NEWS Seminole County has 47 merit scholar nalistsNearly four dozen Seminole County Public Schools students, representing all eight of the countys high schools, ranked among the top 1 percent of students nationwide in the National Merit Scholar competition. The 47 students are among 16,000 seminalists out of 1.5 million students across the country ranked by 2011 results of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). This makes the students eligible to ad vance to the National Merit Finalist competition to contend for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $32 million. This years National Merit Scholars averaged a total of 2160 (out of 2400) on the SAT, a composite ACT score of 33 (out of 36) and a GPA of 4.39.BIZ NEWS Ranch is No. 6 largest for AngusDouble D Angus Ranch, Casselberry, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Florida having recorded 49 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during scal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30. Visit www.angus.orgSeminole County rms recognizedThe Seminole County Regional Chamber of Com merce recognized the following Seminole County companies based on capital investment and job cre ation at the 2012 Industry Recognition Luncheon: three years, Axium has grown at an annual rate of 30 percent. location opened in 1997 with 26 employees and to day has more than 900 employees. 3,000 square-feet of space, Nutrex operates today in a newly built, 80,000 square-foot facility. expanding to other areas in the Southeast.FirstLight HomeCare opens in OviedoKaren Tucker opens FirstLight HomeCare at 2461 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Personal experiences caring for aging relatives led her to open the nonmedical, in-home care provider, serving seniors and others needing assistance in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. Art, Craft & Wine FestivalSeminole County South Rotary ClubFree Admission! aacwf.comIts time for Rotarys Art, Craft and Wine festival! This two-day event features 100+ talented artists and crafters oering original and unique items, it is a perfect way to kick o your holiday shopping. Be sure to sign up for the Wine Stroll and stay to enjoy the nonstop entertainment, great food and other activites!2ND ANNUALNov 17th & 18thEnjoy some of the best wines from around the World! Wine StrollNov 17th, 12:00p 9:00p Nov 18th, 12:00p 5:00pFestivalNov 17th, 11:00a 9:00p Nov 18th, 11:00a 5:00pWine StrollTickets Now Available on aacwf.com$30.00 Day of Event$25.00 In Advance QR Code All Prots Go to CharitySPONSORS Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte Notes City of Longwood Citizens Bank of Florida Longwood Branch Florida Home Improvement Associates Lake Mary Chiropractic Orlando Health-South Seminole Sunrail The Orlando Sentinel United Legacy Bank Longwood Branch Waste Pro USA Y360, Yachter Chiropractic November 17th & 18th, 2012 36th Keeth teacher wins McDonalds awardThird grade Keeth Elementary school teacher Mrs. Andrea Litz was presented the prestigious Mc Donalds Feature Teacher award on Oct. 25 surrounded by her students. This award honors those teachers in Seminole County who display in novation in their lessons and passion for their profession. Mrs. Litz, our 2012 Teacher of the Year, is very structured, focused and most of all determined to meet the needs of students at Keeth Elementary, said Peter Gaffney, principal of Keeth Elementary. Mrs. Litzs compassionate and precise work with students is a masterpiece to observe. She captures the students attention with lessons that are appropriate and stimulating and she brings out the absolute best in every student that has the pleasure of having Mrs. Litz as their teacher. Mexican Consulate donates $8KA donation from the Consulate of Mexico will help create scholarships for Mexican-Ameri can and international students from Mexico attending Seminole State College of Florida. The donation was presented to Seminole State during a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate in Orlando on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Seminole State will receive $8,000, which will be matched by the Foundation for Seminole State College to create ve $3,200 scholarships.

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Page 12 Tax representation is becoming like the condiments aisle at your local grocery store. There are too many choices and no way to tell whats best. Here are 10 dos and donts to follow before hiring someone to represent you before the IRS:1. Do ask for a free consultation You should not be required to pay anything to out whether you need to hire him or not. The initial consultation does the potential client.2. Dont hire anyone who tries to scare you into acting now We have heard of many cases where the would-be tax representative told a potential cli ent that he or she could go to jail if they didnt hire them immediately. This is immoral. A good tax representative will make you feel less anxiety about your stressful IRS problems. It is extremely rare for the IRS to pursue criminal charges against everyday taxpay ers.3. Dont hire anyone who uses sales gimmicks to try to get you to hire him Remember, you arent buying a used car or cheap furniture and you shouldnt be treated as if you were. You want to hire a serious pro fessional to handle this critically important matter for you, not Dans Discount House of Holy Worship.4. Do hire a lawyer Many CPAs and IRS enrolled agents are experienced and competent in the area of IRS disputes, but only statements you make to a lawyer are protected from dis closure under the attorney-client privilege. Non-lawyers can be forced to disclose in a hearing or trial everything you tell them. 5. Dont hire someone whose advertisements or promoon the dollar IRS settlements This is a scam. These individuals are trying to manipulate you by telling you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear. It is preposter ous that any honest tax profes sional would or could tell you what she could do for you with6. Dont hire anyone who sends you an unsolicited let ter in the mail after youve been served with an IRS lien These people scour the newspapers and public records looking for anyone against them. Then they send you guessed it pennies on the dollar settlements.7. Do contact the local bar representative has been sanc tioned for misconduct This is another reason to hire a lawyer/ CPA. Non-lawyers and non-CPAs are not regulated and, therefore, their disciplinary history.8. Do ask detailed questions about the representatives background and experience You have a right to know everything about a potential tax advisor before you give them any money. (See No. 1) Ask the representative the fol lowing questions: a. Have you ever tried a case in United States Tax Court? If the answer is no, it tells you that if your tax dispute doesnt get re solved at the administrative level you will have to hire another representative to take the matter to court. b. Can the IRS or the Courts make you disclose what I say to you? Only a tax lawyer can say no to this question. (See No. 4) c. Have you ever been repri manded or sanctioned by any state bar association or department of professional regulation? You can check this out yourself, but its a good idea to ask the potential representative to gauge his reaction. If he gets defensive, youve got your answer.9. Do ask to meet with the per son who will be working on your case The person you have the initial consultation with may be an attorney, but the person she delegates the work to might not be. There is nothing wrong with a lawyer who has non-lawyers assist him or her in handling case meet those people.10. you speak with unless you are certain it is the right person for you Tax matters are simply too important for speak with merely because its more work to speak with several candidates. Its a good idea to get a second opinion. Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon, and more than 1 million die. At least 75 percent of these deaths can be prevented. Join the global community. Share stories, spread hope and save lives.facebook.com/worldprematuritydayprematurity Proud Supporter:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Foundationday november 1 7 world 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) Peter Pappas Tax TalkPeter Pappas is a tax attorney and a CPA. He and his rm, The Pappas Group, have been assisting federal and state taxpayers with their tax and business problems for more than 25 years. For more information call Peter at 407-648-2555, email him at ppappas@pappaslaw.com or visit www. pappastax.com WHO IS PAPPAS > 10 tips for hiring a tax representative Dont hire someone whose advertisements or promotional materials offer pennies on the dollar IRS settlements This is a scam. These individuals are trying to manipulate you by telling you what you want to hear.

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Page 13 THIS WEEK in sports history Nov. 13, 1979 Future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell won a share of the National Leagues MVP Award, emerging as co-winner along with Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals. The occasion marked the first time in Major League history that two players finished in a tie in the MVP balloting. Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com* Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 Now you can accumulate money for your r etir ement without the risks of market downturns by annuity. When the market goes down, your accumulated value stays put until another upswing guaranteed. Its something youve seen many times beforeand will probably see again. The market goes up, then comes down. Then up, then down again. Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Historical performance o f the S&P 500 Index should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. Hypothetical Income Rider Value assumes a 7% annual rate of return for income purposes. Illustration values represent gross returns. Assumed annuity rates and actual historical prices of the S&P 500 Index were used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. I f th e m a r k e t f a l l s a g a i n rest easier knowing your retirement savings wont fall with it Guaranteed. W h e n do after edging Winter Springs 41-29 on Nov. 2. But one more game stands in the way for the Li ons (8-1, 4-0) Lake Mary. The Lions cruised for most of the game against Winter Springs, but a lagging defense let the Bears score twice as many points as they had all season. The game rapidly got out of hand for the Bears, as they watched Oviedo quarterback Chris Davis throw for 109 yards and run for another 50, and running back Jurell Green ran for 128 on just 15 carries. On defense the Lions pounded the Bears with seven sacks, two interceptions and two fumble re coveries. One of those recoveries down for Nick Decantis. After a lackluster season the bound, but theyll have a shot at redemption against Seminole (5-4, 3-2) to end the season. But theyll have to do it on the road, Nov. 9. The Lions will also take their show on the road for the end of the regular season, facing Lake Mary (7-2, 3-2) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. After that they host Leesburg for Nov. 16. HuskiesA district loss to Lyman (5-5, 2-3) put the Huskies (2-7, 1-4) at the bottom of their district in the last game of district play. Their shot at redemption is right around the against Lake Howell (3-6, 2-2) coming up. Thats bad timing for the Hus kies, who havent had a win in three games, while the Hawks, who were winless until October, have won three of four since. After his scoreless perfor mance in the shutout loss to Ly man, quarterback Jason Driskel magic that propelled the team to huge wins over University and Minneola. Nov. 9 at Lake Howell. Three hundred and ninety-six fensive games of the season be hind them. In a 42-17 trouncing cylinders, on the ground and in the air. Now cruising on a 5-0 run in hit the road for the longest road trip theyll take, all the way to El Paso for a Saturday showdown. The Miners (2-7, 1-4) have struggled all season, scoring less than two touchdowns in four of their games. And only twice have they held an opponent to less than four touchdowns. Thats good news for the fensively and defensively in the last few games, winning their last three by an average spread of 27 points. yardage as of late has come cour tesy of running back Latavius Murray, whos having a banner year as a senior. Hes carried the ball more than 150 yards in three Thats just what he did in the SMU, taking the ball 23 times and racing for 155 total yards, an average of 6.7 per carry. He also was quarterback Blake Bortles favorite target of the night, grab bing two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. Mustangs with a three-quarter back rotation in the game, with Calabrese throwing a pass each for 28 and 17 yards respectively. Godfreys third-quarter pass to pass since he was starting quar terback last season. Godfrey, who has been converted to wide receiver for this season, also had two catches in the game. up their momentum heading into son, all of them played against El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. After that theyll travel to Tul sa (7-2, 5-0) on Nov. 17 to face the Golden Hurricane, who are on top of C-USA West. Then theyll postseason, hosting UAB on Nov. 24 with a time TBA.Knights dominate C-USAISAAC BABCOCK The VoicePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICELatavius Murray is having a banner year as a redshirt senior, carrying for more than 150 yards in three straight games for the Knights. Final football fightISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 14 THIS WEEK in political history Nov. 11, 1942 Congress approves lowering the draft age to 18 and raising the upper limit to age 37, increasing the number of draftees. During the first draft in 1940, 50 percent were rejected for health reasons and 20 percent of those who registered were illiterate.We asked kids at Genevas Museum of History and Rural Heritage Center if they would like to be president of the United States.No, because it is too hard to handle and I would get frustrated easily. It is hard to think of everyone and make sure they are happy. Maybe George Washington is my favorite president. It is a hard job. Abigail M. 13 years old Yes, as president I would keep the world clean. It is a really big world, and we have to take care of the planet. It would be a hard job. The president lives in the White House. Bricelyn H. 6 years old Lincoln is my favorite president he died for what he believed, that slavery should be abolished and we should live in peace. Id like to be president because they are cutting music programs Adriana B. 11 years old I would like to be president it would be hard, but I would get free stuff. I like George Washington because he was the first president. Jerilynn G. 8 years old I would like to be president, and I think it would be an easy job. Abraham Lincoln was a good president. The president lives in the White House. Anthony F. 8 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 I often write about my experiences with interviewing and talk about what people did wrong. This time I want to focus on what they do right. We just hired a volunteer coordinator. Each of them had their own unique qualities and skills they could bring to the table. We were so impressed with the research they had done, how they an swered the questions, their passions and their experience. not select was very hard for me, but I felt that I wanted to personally let them know how impressed we were with them. I say all of this because I want to let you know that sometimes people do and say all the right things, but they dont get chosen because the other person had a little more experience or seemed to be a 2 candidates for other positions and have been very pleased with the results. It is easy to get discouraged as you apply for position after position, but the competition is still there and it is still large. We had so many great applicants for this position, but we could only choose one. If we can help you with your job search in any way, please contact our ofMaybe you did it all rightWhile all eyes were on the presidential race on Nov. 6, Winter Springs had one seat for the voters to decide. Congratulations to longtime city volunteer Pam Carroll, the winner of Winter Springs City Commission Seat 3. Deputy Mayor Joanne were re-elected unopposed. All three winners will be inaugurated at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If our countrys founders had had their way, your lives would be much more impacted by the outcome of the city election. But, alas, that is not the case and, in fact, government than we are by the city of Winter Springs, Seminole County and the not able to make it very far in the presi dential campaign, where he promised to work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can. Too bad. One thing Washington does well and properly is defend our country. To honor those who have served us in defense of America, I invite you to the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The memorial is a simple and beauti ful tribute to the veterans. Its always a moving ceremony.City Hall closures observance of Veterans Day and Nov. 22 and 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage collection services will not occur on Thursday, Nov. 22.Commission newsDuring the month of September, Winter Springs City Commission approved the following: 2012-2013 for the city of Winter Springs. display of the phrase, In God We Trust, in the Commission Chambers behind the dais and incorporation of the phrase into Holiday meeting datesIn consideration of the upcoming holi days, the City Commission meeting sched will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, which will begin promptly after the Inauguration Ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be no other commission meetings in November. will hold one regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The second regular meeting in December, which nor mally would be held on Dec. 24, will not be held.Veterans celebrationTake part in this annual celebration of our nations heroes from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Winter Springs Veterans Me morial in the Winter Springs Town Center. It will be a time to honor retired military servants and to remember those who have Dunigan at 407-327-6593 or email bduniWinter WonderlandWinter Wonderland 2012 is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Winter Springs Town Center featuring the 31st annual Holiday Parade and ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting.Candy Cane 5K Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Winter Springs Town Center. The course will run in front of Winter Springs High School, down the Cross Seminole Trail and through the Winter Springs Town Center. The race start time is 8 a.m. All proceeds information on registration, please visit racetimesports.com or call Michael Hes selbart at 407-327-6589.Grove Academy gets spruce upIn September, the current class of Leader ship Seminole chose The Grove Academy as their yearlong service project, coining the massive renovation Operation Gro verhaul. The 53-member class will refur bish the aging bathroom facilities, provide workout facility, spruce up the dining room and provide additional recreational opportunities for teens recovering at The Grove. They will also give the gift of time to the adolescents living at The Grove through career workshops and social activities. If you are a Winter Springs resident in terested in helping with the project, please contact Associate Director of Outreach and Prevention Chelsea Dygan at CDygan@ thegrove.org or 407-327-1765. Opportuni ties to lend a hand include participating in work days, donating used furniture items gramming to the youth in an area youre passionate about.Road construction project update: Asphalt resurfacingThe following streets are scheduled to be milled and resurfaced starting in November: Court) Avenue to Moss Road (including Bayberry Springs Boulevard Lisa Loop) phy to Bahama entrance Mayor Charles Lacey WINTER SPRINGS CITY TALK Honor those who served I invite you to the Winter Springs Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

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Page 15 After my wife and I settled in to order of business was hacking out a garden plot in the sandy soil of our scrubby pine forest. Mel Bartholomews book Square published, and planting in small plots was initiated in earnest. Between several incarnations of our business plans, Sundew Gardens became a vendor at our nearest farmers market. The produce we sold from the Winter Markets gravel parking lot at that decrepit train depot was the freshest available in town. In that day and age, explaining what organic meant was a routine chore. Selling only what I grew myself, in competition with vendors bringing in truckloads of wholesale product from California or other continents, opened a new awareness of what seasonal and local food really meant. Customers began to brave the journey and caravanned home with me after the farmers market to pick even fresher vegetables and herbs straight from my gardens. We needed to train and assist guests in the correct harvesting methods to avoid damaging the crops where we snip individual leaves or fruit instead of pulling the whole plant from the ground. gathering instinct kicks in after just a few trips to the garden, but with new folks visiting every week even teaching this shallow learning curve was becoming cumulatively onerous. Along with the irascibility of weather and holidays, we needed to develop a more sustainable business model. The term community-supported agriculture (CSA) was still a few years from being coined, but we were already employing several of its principles. Banks would not even consider us, so we had to create alternate forms saved time spent on giving driving directions over the phone in the pre-Internet and email era. packing and shipping are some of the largest expenses for small farms. A cover article in Organic the publicity we sorely lacked in the marketing department. Hence, Sundew Gardens Harvest Gardening membership program was born! Unlike our early years when families would visit from all Harvest Gardening members are practically neighbors. Although a packaged share, our member families can select the items and quantities they need and can consider Sundew Garden an extension of their own backyard garden. Our ultimate business goal of creating a career from our land, sharing the healthiest food possible and working with our neighbors to create a community has been met!Becoming my neighborhood farm and farmerSmart vs. skepticalTechnology is cool. It stimulates our imagina tion, solves problems and makes life easier in countless ways. Every generation of the past century can describe its own carousel of progress that chronicles how technology has brought improvements to their lives. Radios, televisions, airplanes, appliances, washer and dryers introduced our grandparents to the modern age. My generation remembers life before personal computers, cellular phones and digital photos. However as wonderful as technology is, sometimes it arrives with baggage: questions, instruction manuals and sometimes skepti cism. Whats in it for me? How will it impact my family? What is the cost? Can technology be bent to serve opposing agendas? Can it be used against humanity as well as in their best interests? Can we believe what were told (sold) about new technology? The truth is that any resource and tool can be used for or against us. This dates back to earliest man. Primitive tools were invented for utilitarian purposes but were also used as weapons. In the 1940s seemingly benign technology such as trains and showers were used to facilitate the Holocaust. We see it in our modern era, where identity theft and numer ous privacy issues accompany the wonderful smart technology in our phones, tablets and laptops.Smart meters arriveLast week smart meters came to Geneva. We had heard rumors of their impending arrival and of their positive and negative impacts. ally read meters. This technology is touted to provide more information and help consumers make better energy choices about when and how they use energy. Opponents to the smart meters cite an ar ray of concerns including health, privacy and transmissions and hackers, there are concerns with the reach of government control into the bursed $200 million of federal stimulus money to assist with the $800 million price tag of the meters, which are manufactured by General Electric. Nationally, several states including environmentally conscious California have Somehow I expected a little more conversation about these meters, a little more than the generic notice that they were scheduled to be installed in the next few months and the opt-in and opt-out information. We know folks who put locks on their old meters and came home to the smart meter installed and their locks after the new meters were installed. It has taken residents standing their ground, refusing to pay, for some electric companies to break down and give credit and admit issues such as miscalibration for example. Communicate with your neighbors and your power company as your smart meter begins to impact your life. Geneva PTA Fall FestivalBring your family out to the Geneva Elemenalways fun and now that the weather is cooler, everyone will enjoy the carnival theme including food trucks, games, vendors and the ongo Second grade SquirmedCome applaud the entertaining second grade stars in their production of Squirmed at Geneva Elementary.Snow Queen production arrivesUsher in the holiday season by taking your family to see The Snow Queen theater 9-11, at the Rural Heritage Center. Call 386843-6275 to order tickets ahead of time or buy them at the door. Tickets are $15-20. Wow, a lot has happened in the last several weeks, including monsters and ghosts and a few goblins roaming the streets for candy and goodies. I love this time of year Halloween. My friends and I go nuts for pump goodie. A lot of local areas had art and craft festivals. I hope you all did your duty and voted on Nov. 6. I sure did stood in line for early voting for an hour but it was well worth the time. I met some interesting people, was delightful. I hope your candidate won. The Oviedo Historical Society of the month. Its a great place to shop, meet and greet old friends.Great Day in the CountryThe Oviedo Womans Clubs 39th annual Great Day in the Country urday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. located on the Lawton Elementary School and Lawton House grounds at Broadway and South Lake Jessup Streets. The event includes 350 vendors, community support booths and business booths. Theres lots of entertainment and new this year is Great Days Got Talent, which we hope will be a big event for all. There will be food, drinks and do visit the Its also a great place to start your Christmas shopping. See you there.Beethoven ForeverSt. Lukes Concert Series will be held at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road #426 in Oviedo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The Univer Marosi, will present Beethoven you need more information, please call 407-365-3408.Food Truck Crazy 11, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with up to 20 local gourmet food trucks gather ing in the northwest parking lot of the Oviedo Mall to serve up a fresh family dinner. They will be there rain or shine and most trucks take credit cards. Veterans DayThis coming Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. We should remember those that served our country then and now.Sunshine Dance ClubSunshine Dance Club is 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Its open to teens to adults with special abilities and physically and/or mentally challenged individuals. There will be costume and dance contests. Call 407-971-5575.Candlelight Tour of HomesThe Candlelight Tour of Homes is starting at the Tour of Homes Headquarters, East 16th Street and Elm Avenue in Sanford. Cost is $25 in adinformation, please call 407-435-9525.A thoughtBasic Mathematics Its hard to deny that which appears to be a self-evident fact: Youngsters prefer to add to their years, Oldsters prefer to subtract. Don Weill 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 > 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 >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 407-3492800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July / 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK tT O KAREN > Great Day is Nov. 10

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