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Celery Stalks ......................................... 11 Interests .................................................. 4 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics ................................................ 10 Tom Carey ............................................. 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 Calendar > 5 Pipers, caber tossers, haggis, swordsmiths, whiskey and more will descend upon Winter Springs for the Scottish Highland Games. Resolved to get in shape? Heres our guide to the best gym deals. Healthy Living > 6 Calendar > 5 Sport, spectacle, pipers and a princess at the Scottish Highland Games The science and art of deciding which of your crops will survive Voices > 11 A small-town sheriff and his novice staff try to stop a drug kingpin from crossing the border. Opening this week: THE LAST STAND There he was, Charles Millican, ing on the university he had cre ated. of grass, to 60,000 students and more than 45,000 screaming fans. From bulldozers and dirt park ing lots, to the largest univer sity in the state. He was the fa ther of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Maggie LeClair, a friend of Millican for years her granddaughter called him uncle couldnt help asking him that day, Did you know that this is what wouldve happened? Yes I did, he said, and you knew deep down inside he had no idea, LeClair, a UCF faculty member for 39 years, said. She imagines a serious man on the outside, but a little boy on the inside, heart and feet stomp ing for joy and certainly as tonishment over how a little school called Florida Technologi cal University (FTU) could turn UCF turns 50 years old BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Rita Reutter was the nations oldest homecoming queen at 58-years-old, escorted by Lee Constantine in this 1977 photo, before he entered politics. Please see UCF on page 3 ZANY UCF FACTS The university started in an ofce in downtown Orlando with Charles Millican as its only employee The universitys rst newspaper was temporarily called F.T.U. until a contest decided the name, The FuTUre The rst theater was a bubble structure shelter that looked like a blimp, with horrible acoustics to boot. Vincent the Vulture was an unlikely mascot possibility for a time, hoping to strike fear in the hearts of the opposing team, said The FuTUres editorial staff. In 1976 student Rick Lanham unofcially broke the worlds shouting record in his Speech 101 class yelling, Soooo-ey! Hog hog hog! M ore than 80 residents of northeast Orange and southwest Lake coun ties have been forced from their homes in the past month to make way for the construction of the in-the-works Wekiva Parkway. Tucked amongst the sandy dunes and over-grown brush bordering the Wekiwa Springs State Park, the evacuated homes are more noticeable now than they were before, having been gutted and milled over once the occupants moved out. Luckily, moving is easy when someone else coordinates your moving expenses and travel, and when your lifes possessions come strapped to your back. Es pecially when youve only got an estimated hour between reloca tion notice and transport. Thats the rules of the road when it comes to these road building projects, said Steve Saved from the SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF FDOT Excavation workers monitor a dig in search of gopher tortoises along the Wekiva Parkway. The tortoises became threatened after construction in the past would accidentally or intentionally bury them alive. Now theyre relocated. GRAVE More than 80 gopher tortoises were relocated to make room for the Wekiva Parkway Please see TORTOISES on page 2 Housing boom in Oviedo The Oviedo City Council approved the rezoning of a piece of land just south of State Road 434 at a meeting on Monday night to make way for a future subdivision, an indicator of the improving real estate market in Oviedo and the rest of Seminole County. The 9.79 acre piece of land will be developed by American Land Investors of Central Florida, and will be part of a larger subdivision that includes an 8.29 acre piece of land in Winter Springs just across the street. Oviedo Deputy Mayor Steve Henken said that the addition of subdivisions such as these give the people hope that things are turning around not only in the real estate market, but the economy in gen eral. It kind of tells everybody Hey, business is back. Businesses can get loans now and banks seem to be willing to lend money again, Henken said. It kind of tells ev erybody Its OK now; follow your dream if youve got a business or you want to buy a house or sell a TIM FREED The Voice Please see OVIEDO on page 3
Page 2 THIS WEEK in history Jan. 24, 1935 Canned beer makes its debut when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of beer and ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, prompting Krueger to give the green light to further production 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 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com firstname.lastname@example.org Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KPhillips@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Brittni Johnson Tim Freed DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@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, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Con nect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 18 years! Scan QR Code 40$ 00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires April 15, 2013Code: SV13 cer for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Since Dec. 12, 81 of the areas resident gopher tortoises have been excavated from the grounds slated to become the 4A and 4B sections of Wekiva Parkway, which will connect State Road 417 in Seminole County to areas sur rounding northwest Orlando end ing at U.S. Route 441 in Apopka. Each one is being carefully dug from its burrow to be transferred to a permit-approved tortoise conservation area in Okeechobee County. Named a threatened spe cies by the Florida Wildlife Com mission, it takes a team of exca vators and scientists to properly remove each tortoise from their underground abodes. You have to be diligent the most important thing is that you go slow so you dont kill the tor toise, the projects environmental coordinator, Mike DiNardo, said. Todays removal process in volving backhoes, shovels and PVC pipes snaking through tor toise-size tunnels is in contrast to the previously too-common act of developers knowingly, or un knowingly, milling over burrow openings, leaving the tortoises entombed underground, DiNardo said, which in part led to their earning threatened species status in 2006. My job out here is to make sure we do things in the most en vironmentally sensitive way pos sible, DiNardo, whos been on site everyday of the digging, said. The month-and-a-half-long removal process of the estimated 130 tortoises living in the area slated to become Wekiva Park way has been budgeted to cost the developer an estimated $100,000, ured into the projects overall $1.7 billion price tag. Each excavated burrow be comes a sandy crater, sometimes up to 15 to 20 feet deep, with only half of them uncovering a tortoise at its end, DiNardo said. The other half that turn up empty serve as a refuge and habitat for other na tive species unable to build such burrows themselves. Insects like crickets feed in the burrows off gopher tortoise scat, and snakes and frogs then feed off the crick ets. Wildlife also use the burrows They (gopher tortoises) are very important in the ecology of Florida its a nice little ecologi cal niche these burrows have, Di Nardo said. With the 25-mile Wekiva Park way slated to begin construction in the area in February, Olson said all the remaining gopher tortoise residents will be removed and re located by the end of January. TORTOISES | Relocation to cost $100K C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF FDOT Each recovered gopher tortoise is given a full health screening prior to being relocated to its new home in South Florida.
Page 3 into UCF as it stands today. The university celebrates its 50th anniversary this June, when Legislative Bill 125 was signed to 1963. Out in the middle of nowhere LeClair remembers galloping her horse along the grassy areas on either side of the two-lane Alafaya Trail. It wasnt uncom mon to catch a long glimpse of an armadil lo or some other little critter crawling by as spot in the dirt lots on campus, said Rog er Pynn, who graduated from FTU with a communications degree in 1973. There were only a few buildings then and join ing any club and actually contributing to it, not being one of a hundred members, was Amazing growth Ask anyone, and theyll say that growth has been something thats been amaz ing for the university over its 50 years. Its the obvious quality to point out about how UCF has changed. It began as a small school of less than 2,000 students, now it has 60,000, and is the second largest uni versity in the nation. And before it actually store on Church Street and Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando, with one employee named Charles Millican, and a vision. His vision, and the schools motto, have made the school what it is today, Pynn said. The message behind the motto Reach for the stars, I believe, has been an inspira tion to a couple generations now, he said. It had that 1950s feel, he said in a UCF Forum piece he wrote about his early days there. That conservative nature led it to be one of only two schools suited for a visit by President Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War in 1973 when he gave the commencement address. Crepeau, a more left-leaning man compared to the students, didnt attend out of protest. But Pynn was there as a graduate that staring at the president whod landed on campus in a helicopter. Attention for UCF The students made a giant departure of their conservative ways, and catapulted when they chose Rita Reutter as their Homecoming queen in 1977. She was the oldest one in the U.S., escorted by Lee Constantine, who is now on the Seminole County Commission. She was 58, had 14 grandchildren and worked on an airplane assembly line in World War II all before her crowning. It was special enough for a spot on the Tonight Show with Johnny Car son, and she was hilarious, LeClair said. She made an example of UCF standing for opportunity, not the traditional student. She highlighted that, LeClair said. And at the time I dont think we knew that. Looking toward the future Since then, the students at UCF have be come more dynamic along with the school. Florida Technological University to a name that it could grow with. Theres the massive campus, which still feels connected and friendly, alumni said. Theres diverse student body, the thou sands of jobs and billions of dollars it adds to Central Floridas economy, and the UCF College of Medicine, one of the only medi cal colleges built from the ground-up in de cades. Its a school and a body of students and faculty looking toward the future. There are international festivals, farm ers markets outside the Student Union, and a piano right inside, waiting for inspired college students to walk by and brush the keys with a song, LeClair said. Its a free for all of ideas, with a faculty that encour ages it all along the way. Theres an energy that cant be beat. Whoever I am and whatever Ive done, its essentially been shaped by this school, Crepeau said. All the good things in my life have happened since Ive been at UCF, LeClair said. All of that has helped shape the per son Ive become. 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. 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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 rfntbbb tnntnbnn IN JUST 10 SATURDAYSntbtrbrr rrr Dental Assistant t bt tn For more information about the University of Central Florida, visit ucf.edu. To see an in-depth timeline of the schools history, photos from the past and stories told by the community, visit ucf. edu/50 UCF | School famed for non-traditional students C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE OVIEDO | Mayor predicts upswing in home sales C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE house. You see somebody making a new subdivision and it kind of gives you a little motivation. Orlando Regional Realtor Association Chairman of the Board Steve Merchant said that new subdivisions bring a positive effect on the real estate market. Speaking strictly from the inventory standpoint, with our inventory being so low, I certainly believe the market will be receptive to more inventory, both new homes or traditional sales on the market, Merchant said. In addition to an expanding market, real estate in Oviedo is also projected to have more sales in the coming year. Seminole County, like the rest of Or lando, I expect to increase in overall sales, in particular in traditional home sales, Merchant said. I think the overall market is going to continue to see positive increases. In an area that has quality homes, I think you can expect to see them sell quicker in 2013. Merchant said that the average number of days that a home was on the market in Seminole County dropped from 103 days in December 2011 to 77 days in 2012. According to the ORRA, Oviedo had 790 sales in 2012, an increase from the 649 sales in 2011 and the 582 sales in 2010. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere gave similar projections on the bright fu ture Oviedo has in real estate. The market is certainly coming back; an uptick in activity, Persampiere said. We just have to be careful that the devel opers dont saturate the market, but I dont think thats going to happen. There are a lot of homes going into Winter Springs right now and in Oviedo, so its good to see that activity. Henken said that the new subdivision is the city of Oviedo. Its always good when you see the wheels of business turning and you see people have jobs that will create jobs for people here locally, and Im happy about that, because were very big on economic development and opportunity for our resi dents, Henken said. Thats just one of many projects that we have coming up this year for this city thats really going to ben communities as well. Along with the long awaited Oviedo in the Park, the city also plans to put subdi visions on Lake Jessup Avenue and there are talks of development on State Road 419, steps that will further move Oviedo toward a prosperous real estate market. Citizens have been through a very rough economic time with the recession and the housing values plummeting and being upside down, Henken said, so to start getting back some of their value makes me feel very happy for our residents and of course everybody across the coun try whos been dealing with this. Its about time, the housing just dropped so much and it was really hurting a lot of people. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Flags signal impending construction along State Road 434 in Oviedo, where a new housing development received the green light Monday.
Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history Jan. 21, 1957 Patsy Cline, one of the most important figures in country-music history, first gains national attention with her winning appearance on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts. Cline wowed the studio audience with her performance of the now-classic Walkin After Midnight. Family Calendar Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Only 37 students are on the Na tional Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School Scholars All-American Team, and Seminole Countys Jordan Stewart is one of them. He only had to rebreak his schools scoring records and score a 4.42 GPA in the class room to get on the squad, which only found one player in the en But Jordan may be the only player on that list who has never attended another school in his en tire life. The tiny Geneva School, tucked off to the side of State Road 436 just north of where Casselberry spills into Orange County, doesnt have many stu dents. Only 192 are in grades 6-12, leaving a small pool of players to choose from. Jordan, now a senior, has been there since kindergarten. In such an unlikely sporting mecca, Jordan has emerged as a devastating scorer on the soccer played 16 games so far and scored 68 goals, 36 of which came off Jor his senior year, hes already bro ken the schools scoring record, set just last season by Jordan. After already holding two school records before his senior even as he was being pursued by double and triple teams on the ting new milestones. in your ability, said Stewart when asked how he plays through the adversity that he faces on the and always be willing to learn. For Stewart, hard work goes without saying. But two years ago his perseverance was tested for couldnt see. In Jordans sophomore year, it wasnt a slide tackle that sidelined him, but an unexpected illness that took him out of the game. tion for it, but it kept him in bed, and on the bench, for four months. Stewart said those months, and the recovery from the illness, was the biggest challenge hes had to overcome. As a result, he stud ied all summer to make up the schoolwork that he missed in his time to progress to his junior year. Physically, it took a long time for me to get back in soccer shape, Stewart said. This sea son has been really nice for me year in a couple of years. Armed with that level of per spective, he emerged from his illness more disciplined, tougher. He was named a captain his junior year an honor rarely reserved for non-seniors. He takes his re sponsibilities seriously instead of taking his opportunities for grant ed, said Coach Mike McAvoy. With his skill level and abil ity, its actually both on and off a leader during practice, pregame warm-ups, even here at the school. McAvoy said that Jordan is continuously leads his team and does whatever is asked of him. Senior year, naturally, he won his title as captain again. Now with a 13-2-1 record heading toward the postseason, and a rare national honor under his belt, he still plays the humble role of a team player. The Geneva School to win a spot on the NSCAA academic team, he makes it known that his success is reciprocal; it comes from helping his teammates, and his teammates helping him. Hes a role model to the younger kids, said McAvoy. His his time management of being able to conduct both [academics and athletics] makes him a special player. STEVEN BARNHART AND ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GENEVA SCHOOL Jordan Stewart, left of center, has shattered school records at The Geneva School while earning academic honors along the way. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently named him as part of its high school academic team. Soccer scholar shatters records JAN. 19 On Saturday, Jan. 19, Riverside Park will feature a free viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man Bring your friends and family, blanket or a com fortable chair. Central Floridas nest gourmet food trucks will also be avail able starting at 4 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Please call 407-9715575. Oviedo Mall announces the return of a live buttery experience for families and children that also supports HOPE Helps Inc. Experience the exhibit from Jan. 19 to Feb. 3 in the west court of the Oviedo Mall, located near Dillards. To reserve a spot for groups call 248885-0447, or visit butteriesinthesky. com for more details. The Casselberry Art House offers many exciting classes throughout the year. Located in Casselberry at 127 Quail Pond Circle, the Art House charges $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents, and that includes both a parent and child. Saturday, Jan. 19, is a Pollock Painting class. The can vases will be on the oor while you drip and splatter the paint color of your choice across it. Aprons are available, but please wear your art clothing! All supplies are included. Register for workshops at casselberry.org/register JAN. 21 The city of Oviedo and the Oviedo Citi zens in Action present the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Tak ing place Jan. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., the parade will begin at Oviedo High School, located at 601 King St., and will travel on Broadway Street going east to Round Lake Park, located at 891 E. Broadway St. JAN. 24 The REP is excited to announce our next production, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, playing Jan. 24 through Feb. 24. This visually stimu lating production is perfect for au diences of all ages and will be per formed in the style of Disneys The Lion King with all of Dr. Dolittles animal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Public performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $11. Call 407-896-8365 or purchase on line at orlandorep.com. JAN. 26 The inaugural Get Fit For FIT 5K presented by The Silver Law Firm, P.A. will benet Families in Transition and will take place at the Winter Springs Town Center on Jan. 26. To register and to learn more about the race, visit seminolehomelesskids.org or call The Silver Law Firm at 407-608-6080 re garding sponsorships. ONGOING The city of Oviedo hosts a Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP) spe cically designed for ages 15 and up who are mentally or physically chal lenged the rst, second and third Wednesday of every month. Par ticipants must be accompanied by a companion. For more information contact Jenette McKinney at 407971-5591.
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In its second round of grants this year, the non-profit agency of the University of Central Florida gave 20 teams a total of just more than $1 million to help propel the promising research forward and bring new NASA and National Science Foundation work to Florida. Oviedo cop resigns Sgt. Dwayne Walker resigned after an internal investigation found he used his department-issued computer to conduct an extensive search using a DHSMV database in an apparent at tempt to access vehicle and driver license information of individuals without a legitimate law enforcement purpose, which violated the user agree ments between the Police Department and the agencies who maintain the da tabases. Walker had been an officer for 13 years. New face of WUCF Polly Anderson, a 16-year veteran of public broadcasting, has been hired as executive director of WUCF TV, Central Floridas home for PBS. The hire follows a national search for the new position at the University of Central Florida. Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in management, marketing, finance, communications, strategic op erations and media management. She comes to WUCF TV from KNME, New Mexico PBS, and will join WUCF TV in early February. Unemployment drops The unemployment rate in Florida as of late December was the lowest it has been in four years, dropping to 8.1 per cent. Thats .4 percent lower than last November, and 2 percent lower than in November 2011, according to Florida labor statistics announced today. New YMCA director The Oviedo YMCA is pleased to an nounce Kim Lett as senior wellness director at the Oviedo YMCA. Lett is strongly qualified to lead the charge for making the Oviedo YMCA a full-service fitness facility that will now offer nutri tion and diet education, the YMCA said. New postmaster The village of Geneva has a New Post master, Mary Caputo, after her prede cessor retired in the summer of 2012. Construction grows Construction spending has slipped a bit, but is up from the same time a year ago, according to the Associated Gen eral Contractors of America. Spending is up nearly 8 percent compared to a year ago. Honor roller Brevard College in Brevard, N.C., has named Arthur Stone of Oviedo to the Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Scholastic achiever Ashley Niro of Chuluota received a Presidents Recognition at Clearwa ter Christian College for scholastic achievement during the 2012 fall se mester. JAN. 19 New Hope for Kids will offer a Volunteer Orientation starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at its Center for Grieving Children located at 900 N. Maitland Avenue. The orienta tion will introduce new volunteers to New Hope for Kids, discuss services that are available, and match volunteers with po sitions that interest them. Volunteer op portunities include: Grief Facilitation, Wish Assistance, Ofce Support, Outreach to Schools, Churches and Pediatricians and Family and Fundraising Event Planning. No registration is needed for this two hour program, but a Volunteer Application will be required prior to any assignments. For more information call 407-331-3059, extension 15, or visit newhopeforkids.org Puppy Socialization Seminars provides a unique opportunity for puppies to play off leash in a monitored setting. It is a su pervised 30-minute interactive seminar for pet parents puppies in an enclosed area, with a dog trainer in charge of the event. Socialization is a critical step for all puppies and they experience important developmental benets by participating in group play. Seminars will be held at your nearest Petco Jan. 19-20 at 2 p.m. JAN. 20 On Sunday, Jan. 20, Orlando Harley-Da vidson is hosting a motorcycle ride along Interstate 4 to benet the local Tri-County Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse. Starting at 11:45 a.m., the convoy will travel from Downtown Disneys West Side to the Orlando Harley-Davidson Historic Factory Dealership off of I-4. Registra tion will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Downtown Disney West Side Parking Lot N, and requires a $10 donation of cash or check per rider, and a $5 donation per passenger. THE MACHINE, Americas best live Pink Floyd show will perform a with new lineup at The Plaza Live on Sunday, Jan. 20. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and $20. Visit plazaliveorlando.com JAN. 25 A ceremony in honor of Spc. Brenden Salazar a former Hagerty High School student who died in service of his coun try in Afghanistan, will be held Jan. 25 at Hagertys main entrance. RSVP by Jan. 18 to Christy_bryce@scps.k12..us JAN. 26 The inaugural Get Fit For FIT 5K pre sented by The Silver Law Firm, P.A. to benet Families in Transition will take place at the Winter Springs Town Center on Jan. 26. To register and to learn more about the race, visit seminolehome lesskids.org or call The Silver Law Firm at 407-608-6080 regarding sponsorships. The Chi Omega Sororitys Race Love Wish 5K Beneting the Make-A-Wish Foundation is at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Uni versity of Central Florida. Registration is at 8 a.m. Visit racelovewish.wix.com ONGOING The city of Oviedo hosts a Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP) speci cally designed for ages 15 and up who are mentally or physically challenged the rst, second and third Wednesday of every month (next program Jan. 23). Participants must be accompanied by a companion. For more information contact Jenette McKinney at 407-971-5591 or email@example.com The Casselberry Farmers Market will be open every Sunday at Lake Concord Park from noon to 4 p.m. until May 2013. For more information, updates on weekly vendors or to sign-up to be a vendor, visit the Casselberry Farmers Market Facebook page at facebook.com/Cas selberryFarmersMarket or email Steve and Bonnie Rich at CasselberryMarket@ gmail.com The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on State Road 434 and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. R.E.A.D. Book Club instills a passion for reading with a purpose for children in grades fourth through sixth in Oviedo and Winter Springs. Meetings are weekly and cover one book a month. Fundamentals of literature are introduced including vo cabulary, theme, character analysis, com prehension and critical thinking. For more information, please contact Cathy McLar non at 407-342-0483 or sundance31@ bellsouth.net Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10139 hosts meetings every third Monday of the month at 300 Lake Mills Ave. in Chuluota. There is a ladies auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. on the rst Monday of the month and a mens auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. Other events include: breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every Sunday, bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday and dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. every other Friday. For more information, call 407-359-5020. The Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registra tions for its spring 2013 Mens Flag Football League Stop by Central Winds Park or call 407-327-6589 for more info. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com JAN 19: Scottish Highland Games The 36th Annual Central Flor ida Scottish Highland Games comes to Winter Springs Cen tral Winds Park Jan. 19-20. Come experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Scottish moors along the south end of Lake Jesup, taking in games, dancing, music, weapons-making demonstrations and more. The games open at 8 a.m. Saturday and run through 8 p.m. that night. They open at 8:45 a.m. Sunday and run through 6 p.m. For more information visit ascot.com
Page 6 r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f 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 HEALT H Y LIVING OVIEDO Snap Fitness Snap Fitness, located across from Lawton Chiles Middle School in the Riverside Shoppes, is offering potential members several deals. Pass form located in the mem new members can earn a free seven-day trial pass. For those who decide to join, the enroll ment fee will be waived, leaving a monthly fee of $39.95. Call com for more information on the deals above. Orlando Barbell Inc. Orlando Barbell Inc. in Oviedo, located at 2784 Wrights Road, #1004, is offering a range of deals for new members. For individu als, there is a $35 enrollment fee with a monthly rate of $29.99. Any additional family members joining the gym will pay a $20 enrollment fee, as well as a $19.99 monthly fee. In addition, any or police members will only be charged a $24.99 enrollment fee to join the gym. Non-members must come while staff are present and pay a $10 daily fee. Call 407678-2447 or visit orlandobarbell. com for more information. Taylors Fitness Club Taylors Fitness Club, located in Oviedo at 1753 W. Broadway St., is offering special deals just for the month of January. By joining now, individuals will pay $40 for a block of eight sessions with a personal trainer, a savings of $5. In addition, those who purchase an additional eight sessions after free session. Call 407-365-1151 or more information on the gym and the deals above. WINTER SPRINGS The Zoo Health Club The Zoo Health Club, which of fers classes such as Zumba and Yoga, is offering individuals a discount to join the gym. Those who want to become a member of the gym, located at 160 Tus kawilla Road in Winter Springs, can sign up for rates starting at $19 per month. The gym is also offering a family plan, where a monthly fee of $25 and any additional person is 50 percent off. In addition, individuals who sign up now and bring in a Zoo Health Club coupon, which can be found in local magazines, will not be required to pay an enroll ment fee, a savings of $39. Call 407-327-1056 or visit zoohealth clubwintersprings.com for more information on the deals above. My House Fitness My House Fitness, located in Winter Spring at 1295 Tuskawilla Road, #1001, offers virtual train ing programs by way of webcam. For example, a one-month virtual program includes six webcam virtual sessions with a trainer, a weekly cardio plan, an end of the month self-assessment, and a nutrition plan for $110. A threemonth plan includes 18 virtual sessions with a trainer and costs $299. Call 407-362-1689 or visit formation on the virtual program costs. to get fit? L ooking to make good on a New Years resolution? Heres a handy list of local gyms that could help Many gyms are offering introductory specials for the year. Take a look! Resolving ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Gyms such as Zoo Health Club, above, are making it more tempting to get t with deals to start off the new year.
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See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714Monday, January 21 Senior Club sponsored by Family Physicians Group Movie Day 10am-1pm Wednesday, January 23 & 30thWhy do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm-4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407-545-4098 Wednesday, January 23 Medicare Educational Workshop 10:30am-12noon By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723 Thursday, January 24 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am-3pm Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Friday, January 25 How to Communicate When Logic Doesnt Work 1pm-3:30pm Presented by ADRC RSVP 407-843-1910 Tuesday, January 29 Elder Law Workshop 9:30am-12:30pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Estate Planning Workshop 2pm-4pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Wednesday, January 30 Pet Appreciation Day 9am-3pm Hosted by Genworth Financial & The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080Calendar of Events January 2013 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT RETAIL W. Brian Thomas 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) THOMAS PRODUCE Creamed Celery and PeasIf your family usually gives vegetable dishes no respect, give this ultra-easy side dish a try. 1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery 1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimiento, undrained 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute celery for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tender. Stir in undrained pimiento and peas. Continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Add sour cream and parsley flakes. Mix well to combine. 2. Lower heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is heated through, stirring often. Makes 4 (3/4 cup each) servings. 148 mg sodium, 4 g fiber; Diabetic Hot-Chocolate Pudding spoonful of this orange-accented chocolate dream from our sister publication Redbook. Orange Whipped Cream 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon grated orange zest Pudding 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 pinch salt 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. In a small bowl, with a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat cream, sugar and orange zest until soft peaks form. Refrigerate while making pudding. 2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; whisk in milk, cream and salt until blended. Cook over medium heat, whisking gently, just until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat; stir in chocolate, butter and vanilla until smooth. With a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat until light and fluffy. 3. Divide pudding into 4 (6-ounce) ramekins; top each with a dollop of Orange Whipped Cream. Serve immediately. Serves 4. All rights reservedPeanut Butter BaconwichUpdate the lunchbox classic with your kids lunch with be anything but boring! 1/2 cup peanut butter 6 slices (crisp cooked) bacon, crumbled 8 slices white bread, toasted 1 large red apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1. In small bowl, combine peanut butter and bacon; spread mixture on all bread slices. In a separate small bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juice. Top half the bread slices with apple slices; cover with remaining bread slices. Cut in half, if desired. (Alternatively, put some apple slices on all bread slices and serve sand wiches open-faced.) Serves 4. All rights reservedKing Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 14, 2013 Creamed celery and peas Did you make a new years resolution to eat better? Or to take better care of our planet? Slow foods can be part of your strategy. Slow Food is the op posite of mass produced fast food and agri business food. Slow food is about food and farming policies that are health ier for you, for the planet, and for the people who produce it, which can include local foods. Eating local foods not only helps the local economy and uses less fossil fuel to get the food to you, but it is also likely to be fresher, and have more nutrients with no preserva tives and other chemicals. Here are four ways to eat slow and know what you are eating: 1. Buy local produce when you can. Most of local cities have a farmers market, and while the people selling it arent always the farmer, the food is often Florida grown. You can pick your own at the Oviedo strawberry patch. Several vendors sell local honey. At least one local farm sells locally made dairy products. 2. Make your own bread. Homemade bread wont last as long as store-bought bread not only because it is made without preservatives, but also because it tastes better. Here is a simple recipe: 1.5 cups of warm water, 1 teaspoon yeast, 2 tablespoons honey or molas ses, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, a few cups of whole wheat some wheat germ or bran. Mix together, knead a bit, put in a warm place for 2 hours, punch it down and put in bread pan or on a cookie sheet in the shape you want, let it rise for 2 hours, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. This will give you some saves money, and has no added chemicals. Top with apple but ter (its fat free) or locally made orange preserves instead of cholesterol-laden butter. 3. Grow your own fruit and vegetables. Look at the great advice from our local gardening experts. Check out a workshop for home gardening. During World War II, the U.S. government encouraged Vic tory Gardens of home-grown edibles, as labor and transporta tion shortages limited access to many trucked foods. We can do it again, for a healthier nation. 4. Cultivate your own eggs, maybe. Backyard chick ens give you very fresh eggs. You know what the chickens ate (your table scraps or feed) to make that egg. Eggs are a great source of protein. Egg whites have no cholesterol. The eggs from your happy backyard chick ens, compared to factory eggs, have more vitamins A and D, beta-carotene, and omega 3 fatty acids. They are less likely to have salmonella and other infections found in the chicken factories. Chickens in your yard also create great fertilizer. Chickens laying eggs do not crow; only roosters, which are not needed for eggs, greet the dawn with the cock-adoodle-do. For more information, check out backyardchickens.com Be cautious with chickens, as they may have been exposed to infections before getting to you. Hand washing is required. Also, take a careful look at keeping feathered friends in your backyard. Orlando has a pilot program allowing a limited num ber of permits for urban chick ens. Winter Park is considering it. Several cities across the nation allow urban chickens, but most around here do not. Stay tuned for developments here. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups nely chopped celery 1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimiento, undrained 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 teaspoon dried parsley akes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-avored cooking spray, saut celery for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tender. Stir in undrained pimiento and peas. Continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Add sour cream and parsley akes. Mix well to combine. 2. Lower heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is heated through, stirring often. Makes 4 (3/4 cup each) servings. >> Each serving equals: 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 148 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of ber; Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. I f your family usually gives vegetable dishes no respect, give this ultra-easy side dish a try. Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action Maitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www. healthaction.biz WHO IS LUGO > Do-it-yourself health
Charis Counseling Areas of Service Lif e T oda y Celebrating Life, Family and the Power of January 2013 Please share your thoughts with us at OurLifeToday Tim Tedder NCC, LMHC Prior to earning his Masters Degree in Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University, Tim spent nearly 20 years as a leader and teacher, focusing on spiritual and personal growth issues for individuals and families. In his speaking and counseling, he aims to "creatively communicate a message of hope and healing to wounded people." Tim's specialty is with individuals, couples and families experiencing relational crisis, with a special focus on helping couples recover after an affair. Tim is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has attained the credentials of a Nationally Certified Counselor. Couples Counseling (including Pre Marriage & Marriage Counseling) Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator Family & Parenting Issues Healing from the Past Life Goals & Direction Recovering from an Affair See Tim's AffairHealing.com website Areas of Counseling Focus Julia Jancek LMHC Julia began her career as a social worker in Philadelphia working with foster children. Julia earned her Master's degree at Troy University and then began practicing at Charis Counseling Center. Julia's expertise in women's issues allows her to help women move through the issues holding them back. You can find out more about Julia from her website located at www.counselinginorlando.com. Adjustment to Life Transitions Addictions Children/Adolescents Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Depression Grief and Bereavement Anxiety and Trauma Areas of Counseling Focus Please visit our Facebook for a video by Tim and a list of his articles. OurLifeToday More about Tim IS A NEW BEGINNING LIVE IT FULLY AND JOYOUSLY. This moment may not come again haris offers the services of trained professionals who provide comfort and hope as they guide you toward overcoming obstacles and experiencing the authentic, abundant life that God promises. Our counseling is offered to people of all races, ages, and persuasions. Careful consideration is given to each person's needs and desires when making counseling placements. Individuals who need help in overcoming difficulties or in taking that next step toward personal growth. Couples who are dating, engaged, or married. Our counselors help satisfied couples move toward deeper levels of intimacy and help dissatisfied couples assess their relationship to determine ways they can move effectively toward meaningful change. Families that require help in learning how to cope with a variety issues including abuse, rebellion, parenting, divorce, blended families, grief, or trauma. Groups that are routinely formed to address specific issues in a shared setting. Group topics include anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, strengthening marriages, and parenting. Our Christian counselors assist clients in dealing with a wide range of life issues, including: Addictions Affairs Anxiety Children / Adolescents Crisis Depression Divorce Eating Family Issues Marriage Parenting Premarital Counseling Remarriage Spiritual Development by Tim Tedder Yesterday, a new client came into my office and started talking about the discontent in her life. I invited her to tell me her story and before long she was disclosing information that was deeply personal. Ive never told anyone about that before, she confessed. It was another reminder of how vulnerable people are willing to be simply because they trust the counseling process. Its interesting to consider the conditions under which we allow instant intimate access to some people, especially those in the helping professions. This morning, I made another trip to my dentist to have a loose crown cemented. (It fell out last night during a session. Embarrassing, but thats another story...) The new dental assistant introduced herself to me during the chairs slow recline. Thirty seconds after learning her name, I opened wide while Christy poked and pulled on my teeth. I let this person, who was a stranger just moments ago, wiggle her fingers around in my mouth Why? Because I trust the process. I had a problem and I believed she could help me, so I granted her access that others dont have. Counseling is like that, and more. People open up more than their mouths; they often bare their souls to us and invite us into their private pain, shame, fear, and frustrations. It is an awesome privilege that demands responsibility. We accept that. And we, the counselors at Charis, are sincerely grateful to those who trust us enough to let us join them in those private places. A s the new year begins many of us take stock in our lives. What do we want for the year ahead? We all talk about doing better in many directions. But the economy still lags and we seem to be working harder than ever before. Add to this the possibility that you may also be dealing with family issues, the loss of a job or addictions. During times like these life can seem to be overwhelming. Many of us will try and go it alone. But there is help and hope. Friends and family can be a wonderful source of compassion and strength, but sometimes we need professional help. Here are two of the five counselors at Charis Counseling Center in the Baldwin Park area that offer professional, caring counseling. Please take just a moment to get to know Tim Tedder and Julia Jancek of Charis. You will also find links on our Facebook page OurLifeToday, introductory videos, their articles, blog posts, and their web site. Please do post any questions on our Facebook page at OurLifeToday. We are looking forward to hearing from you very much. More about Julia Please visit our Facebook for a video by Julia and a list of her articles. Our LifeToday 407 894 5202 www.chariscounselingcenter.com
OurLifeToday January 2013 WHATEVER IT TAKES A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT Long before the sun has risen or the people who deliver your morning newspaper have completed their rounds, millions of people are already wide awake. Perhaps people like you, they are restlessly and relentlessly pursuing their dreams. Some are corporate executives, well known celebrities, athletes, coaches, officials, leaders and parents. But most are our neighbors, friends, relatives, employees or co workers; The carpenter checking his tools; the sales manager packing her bags; the small business owner running spreadsheets on the kitchen computer; the teacher creating banners for the school assembly; the mom or dad checking their son or daughters homework before school; the student athlete doing push ups by his bed. The light is on in their windows, minds and hearts. These are first rate people in action excellence, plain and simple. By doing whatever it takes to become the best they are capable of becoming, they lift our spirits. They stretch our boundaries. They energize our communities. And they bring new meaning to the terms, job well done and life well led. Because you share that spirit, 2013 and OurLifeToday is dedicated to you. Adapted for OurLifeToday from Bob Moawads Whatever It Takes WHAT IS LIFE FOR? IT IS FOR YOU. Abraham Maslow THE GIFT The best day of you life is the one on which you decide you life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins something hidden. A gift to you. Find it. Ralph Waldo Emerson to see what I could make the world give me, instead of looking inside to see what was there. Bill Livingstone finding their lives. In reality, you life is not something you find its something you create. David Phillips at any moment, to be willing to give up who we area in order to become all that we can become. Max Depree I was doing okay, but I was restless. One day it dawned on me that I had been looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope. It was up to me to turn it around to make it bigger, better, more satisfying. Arnold Schwarzenegger ITS NOT WHO WE ARE THAT HOLDS US BACK, ITS WHO WE THINK WERE NOT. Michael Nolan THE FREEDOM Allow yourself the freedom to grow and expand. Form the habit of saying yes to your own potential. Take time to think of all the reasons why you can and why you excel at something wonderful ...because there will always be plenty of people around to tell you why you cant. in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world. Roger Williams You dont get to choose how or when youre going to die. You can only decide how youre going to live. Now. Joan Baez we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves Thomas Edison With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make. Dan Zadra IMIGINATION IS THE PREVIEW OF LIFES COMING ATTRACTIONS. Larry Eisenberg THE GOAL You dont have to take life the way it comes to you. By converting your dreams into goals, and you goals into plans, you can design your life to come to you the way you want it. You can live your life on purpose, instead of by chance. about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit. Dorothy Height worthwhile goals for ourselves, they work in two ways: We work on them, and they work on us. Bob Moawad Purpose gives faith. Faith gives courage. Courage gives enthusiasm. Enthusiasm gives energy. Energy gives life. Life lifts you over the bar. Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter and you need not take it or leave it as it as it was when you came in. James Baldwin is bringing the future nto the present so that you can do something about it now. Alan Lakein to let anyone pass who knows where his is going. David Jordan SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE THE LEAP, AND BUILD YOUR WINGS ON THE WAY DOWN. Kobi Yomodo THE PLUNGE Indecision and second guessing are the mortal enemies of spontaneous brilliance and planning. Without action, your dream, goal or plan has little meaning in the world. Living and risking are close companions. If you sense that you have made a good decision, have faith. Move forward Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. Leo Rosten You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won lost record of the referee. John Holcomb We wouldnt worry nearly as much about what others thought of us, if we recognized how seldom they did. Edge Keynote The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and materials assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help. Napoleon Hill Be not the slave of you own past plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self respect, with new power, with an advanced esperience that shall explain and overlook the old. Ralph Waldo Emerson GIVE THE WORLD YOUR BEST People are illogical, unreasonable and self centered. LOVE THEM ANYWAY If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. DO GOOD ANYWAY If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. SUCCEED ANYWAY The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. DO GOOD ANYWAY Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. THINK BIG ANYWAY What you spend years building, may be destroyed overnight. CONTINUE TO BUILD ANYWAY People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. HELP THEM ANYWAY Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked in the teeth. GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE TITLES FOR FUTURE ISSUES: THE MISTAKES THE PASSION THE COMMITMENT THE ATTITUDE THE DRIVE THE ESTEEM THE EDGE THE STANDARDS Please share your thoughts with us at OurLifeToday Thoughts to Inspire and Celebrate Your Commitment to Excellence
Page 10 THIS WEEK in sports history Jan. 20, 1980 President Jimmy Carter proposes that the 1980 Summer Olympics be moved from the planned host city, Moscow, if the Soviet Union failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within a month. The United States was one of some 60 countries that eventually boycotted the Moscow Olympics. As an investor, how can you avoid mak ing mistakes? Its not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investors life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors. Lets take a look at some investment mistakes youll want to avoid when youre young, when youre in mid-career, when youre nearing retirement and when youve just retired. When youre young Mistake: Investing too conservatively (or not at all) If youre just entering the work ing world, you may not have a lot of money with which to invest. But dont wait until your income grows putting away even a small amount each month can prove quite helpful. Additionally, dont make the mistake of investing primarily in short-term vehicles that may preserve your principal but offer little in the way of growth potential. Instead, position your portfolio for growth. Of course, stock prices will always fluctuate, but you potentially have decades to overcome these short-term declines. Since this money is for retirement, your focus should be on the long term and its impossible to reach long-term goals with short-term, highly conservative investments. When youre in mid-career Mistake: Putting insufficient funds into your retirement accounts At this stage of your life, your earning power may well have increased substantially. As a result, you should have more money available to invest for the future specifically, you may now be able to max out on your IRA and still boost your contributions to your employer-spon sored retirement plan, such as your 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b). These retirement accounts offer tax advantages that you may not receive in ordinary savings and investment accounts. Try to put more money into these retirement accounts every time your salary goes up. When youre nearing retirement Mistake: Not having balance in your investment portfolio When theyre within just a few years of retirement, some people may go to extremes, either investing too aggressively to try to make up for lost time or too conservatively in an attempt to avoid potential declines. Both these strategies could be risky. So as you near retirement, seek to balance your portfolio. This could mean shifting some of your investment dollars into fixed-income vehicles to provide for your cur rent income needs while still owning stocks that provide the growth potential to help keep up with inflation in your retirement years. When youve just retired Mistake: Failing to determine an ap propriate withdrawal rate Upon reaching retirement, you will need to carefully manage the money youve accumulated in your IRA, 401(k) and all other investment accounts. Obviously, your chief concern is outliving your money, so youll need to determine how much you can withdraw each year. To arrive at this figure, take into account your current age, your projected longevity, the amount of money youve saved and the estimated rate of return youre getting from your invest ments. This type of calculation is complex, so you may want to consult with a financial professional. By avoiding these errors, you can help ensure that, at each stage of your life, youre doing what you can to keep making progress toward your financial goals.Investment Mistakes to Watch For At Dierent Stages of Life Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 Call to Schedule a Tour! 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The Oviedo boys basketball team (14-5, 3-2) had a shot at ty ing up the district lead with Ev ans (11-4, 5-1) in a head-to-head showdown Jan. 11, but the Tro jans went on a scoring spree that almost topped any of Oviedos performances all season to win. That game was neck-and-neck until the fourth quarter, when the Trojans put the hammer down and outscored the Lions 24-16 to close it out. Not that it was for a lack of try ing for the Lions, who had four players in double digits scoring and eight team steals. They went on to rebound with a win over Faith Christian Jan. 12, and faced Hagerty Thursday with a shot at starting a streak. On Jan. 22 they host Lake Mary at 7:30 p.m. before their decisive district game against Lake Howell (7-11, 2-3) Jan. 25 on the road. Hagerty Coach Josh Kohn has coached the Huskies to 13-4 overall and 8-1 in the district, making the Huskies unlikely dominators heading to ward the championship tourna ment. They trounced Seminole (9-7, 3-5) in a 80-51 blowout in their last district game Jan. 11. But theyll have three more of those before the postseason. They face DeLand on the road at 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Winter Springs The Bears basketball woes con tinue with a 4-13 overall record and only 1-5 in the district. But an unexpected win against Lake Howell gave them a late-season boost Jan. 11 before heading into back to back showdowns against Bishop Moore and Hagerty this week. Coming up they face a struggling Lyman (5-13, 1-7) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 on the road. The Knights throttled UAB to start Conference USA play in mens basketball on Jan. 9, but that momentum quickly fell apart when they fell 88-85 in overtime to East Carolina three days later. That left the Knights (11-5, 1-1) crestfallen after leading by as many as 17 points in the sec ond half before watching the Pi rates (10-5, 1-1) come back to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter, then sank a three-pointer split the difference that handed the Knights the loss. Both Keith Clanton and Tristan Spurlock had the games of their college careers on the same night, but it wasnt enough to hold off the Pirates. Clanton dropped 36 points in the basket and Spurlock grabbed 23 points and 11 boards of his own to no avail. But it was an odd game com pared to recent ones when the Knights had 20-plus assists and a handful of players sharing most of the scoring. Against East Caro lina only Clanton and Spurlock scored in the double digits, and the team only had 13 assists. This is a tough way to lose, Head Coach Donnie Jones told UCF Athletics after the game. Our guys did some great things tonight, but we did not execute down the stretch. with a 52.9 percent scoring aver age, still above last seasons aver age when the team had trouble cracking the 50-percent barrier. And as the Knights fell apart on defense in the second half, their scoring actually sharpened, jump ing to 61.5 percent. UCF had a few days off before traveling to Houston (12-3, 1-1) for a 6 p.m. Jan. 19 tipoff. This ing this year, and possibly their last as the Knights prepare to exit the conference. After that the Knights will come home after two weeks on the road, hosting conference bot tom-dweller Rice (3-11, 0-2) at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE UCFs Keith Clanton scored 36 points in the Knights loss to ECU. Lions falter in district ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice
Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history Jan. 18, 1803 In a secret message to Congress, President Thomas Jefferson requests funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the mysterious Far West and perhaps find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Jefferson officially asked Congress for $2,500, but some sources indicate the quest ultimately cost nearly $50,000. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persamp iere and I delivered our respec tive State of the City reports to the chamber this month. If you couldnt make it, you missed an opportunity to hear how well the two cities that share southeast Seminole County work together, and how well we are both doing. Resolve to attend next year. We have a great time, with a bit of friendly rivalry! Just as national defense is the top priority for the federal government, so is public safety for a city. In 2010, Winter Springs had a crime indicator (UCR Part 1 offenses) of 462. This was time in anyones memory that the incident count was below 500. And, in 2011, it was similarly low. We were very proud of our police for that accomplishment. Through community policing is an amazing 397. To put that in perspective, it is lower than any city or area in Seminole County. This result is not unrelated Springs. (If nothing else, this should get the letters to the edi tor going!) Winter Springs has a reputation for being strict with common perception, this is not driven by revenue; after all, the city gets a minuscule portion. It is truly driven by public safety. Please try to get to the High land Games this weekend. In ad dition to great entertainment and food, its a chance to talk with commissioners, which itself can be entertaining. Congratulations, Deputy Mayor Resnick! At the Dec. 10 City Commission Regular Meeting, Commissioner Cade Resnick was appointed as the citys newest deputy mayor. Garbage and yard waste services 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage collection services will occur on normal schedule and will not be affected by this holiday. Live Christmas trees may be placed at curbside with regular yard waste. Pay your utility bill via bank draft To better serve our residents, we offer several ways in which we can process your bank draft payment request. You can mail, fax or email the form, along with a voided check, or you may drop them off at the Utility Billing of Central Florida Law Enforcement Car Show On Saturday, Jan. 26 the Win ter Springs Police Department, Oviedo Police Department and the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club will be hosting the 8th annual Central Florida Law Enforcement Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall. More than 90 awards will be presented this year. There are lots of activities, including face paint ing, bounce houses, kids zone, wood derby races. All proceeds Childhood Cancer Campaign. Visit owsoptimistclub.com for more information. Spring Break Camp Registration for the March 25-29 Spring Break Camp for ages 6-12 begins Jan. 28. Non-residents can register beginning Feb. 4. The cost is $90 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call Brian Dunigan at 407-327-6593 for more information. Father Daughter Dance The Winter Springs Father Daughter Dance is from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Winter Springs Se nior Center. Tickets are available for free at Central Winds Park or the Senior Center. Mayor Charles Lacey WINTER SPRINGS CITY TALK Crime keeps falling Here it is mid-January and local activities and organizations are in full swing following the holi days. There is a lot to do around our town and other local com munities. Starting out, Seminole County is celebrating a century of success from 1913 to 2013. Help celebrate Seminoles Countys 100th an niversary from Jan. 16 through April 20. Further news will be forthcoming, but you may wish gov/centennial for more info. Artistic Hand has a new adult session of classes coming up. It includes a class for teens and adults called Glass & Tile Mosa ics, taught by Karen Higgins. The term begins the week of Jan. 28, but registration is going on now. Call Del Seaman at 407-3667882 for more information. Also, there is the class taught by Ann Robinson call Silver Clay. A hint: it molds like clay, but after it St. Lukes Concert Series is coming up this Sunday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. The Orlando Concert Band will perform featuring pia nist Julian Bond in Rhapsody in Blue and a variety of other rich musical colors. Admission to the concert is free. If you need more information, call 407-365-3408. Come help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a kick-off breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 in the Memorial Building in Oviedo. Then on Jan. 21, a parade begins at 10 a.m. starting at Oviedo High School followed by a Cel ebration in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Round Lake Park. For more info, call Kathy Hunt at 407-366-5127 or email Vertrilla@ msm.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Another farmers market in our city, how grand! The Oviedo YMCA will be hosting the market each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to sundown, said Jason Files, owner of Jason Files Farms. Guest Night with the Orange Blossom Chorus will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Hagerty High School, 3225 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Experience the fun and fellow ship of singing with a quartet or the chorus. Please call 407-7602467 for more information. A thought People judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so has a hard-boiled egg. Quote from Good Reading After storing away the last of the holiday gear, our focus can now be returned to the more impor tant things in life. An immediate paradox needing attention is selecting the varieties of crops for the spring gar den. Choosing from the myriad of species, not to mention va rieties of each, will require a winnowing process border ing between science, art and personal taste. Many crops depend on a particular climate, geography and soil type. I have tried to grow almost every toma to variety. Some easily produce much better than others. Large slicing tomatoes require longer periods of time to ripen, exposing them to pest problems. Mineral lacking in our sandy soil, lead to fruit quality issues. Inordi nately low prices for hydroponi cally grown tomatoes have made simply purchasing store-bought love apples a tempting choice. To alleviate the conundrum of picking tomato varieties, I focus on cherry tomatoes. They ripen quickly, are tolerant of our sandy soil, produce well into the sum mer, and are hand-to-mouth convenient. Why are us Southerners recognized for our penchant for a mess of greens? Primar ily because the simple leaves of many crops grow well here, given our erratic rainfall and inconsistent temperatures. To produce a solid head of cab bage, Brassica oleracea needs all preparations completed before crops can fail given a lack of a particular input). Another reason to grow heading cabbage is for root-cellar storage during the winter in a temperate climate. Our leafy greens of collards, kale, turnips and mustard put forth their best efforts commensurate with available resources. I have had collard green plants produce for two years with the harvest volume mirroring my ongoing efforts of fertilizing, weeding and watering. For the ultimate return on ef fort, beans offer almost too many exclusion to consider is whether the idyllic tranquility of sitting on the porch shelling a bowl of pods is feasible in our multi-career families. That leaves us with the option of snap beans to take advantage of eating the pod and all. How handy are you at build ing trellises? Pole beans produce a steady crop over a longer time frame, but accumulating enough to pickle or freeze for storage requires an even larger garden. dismantling, moving, or storing a bean trellis is one more chore to consider. Most color, texture and beans. The bulk of the crop can pollinated. The only decision now remaining is which recipe to use. Winnowing selections 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 email@example.com WHO IS CAREY > Some varieties survive better than others Stepping out for January fun 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 firstname.lastname@example.org TALK T O JANET >
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