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The Hagerty Huskies have a shot at the boys Class 8A regional bas ketball championship Saturday night, and they get to take it on their own court. Logan Hoveys game-leading double-double propelled the Hus kies (24-5) to a 66-52 win over De 21 points and grabbed 11 boards. The win was a smoother one for the Huskies, who had nar rowly edged Jacksonvilles San regional playoffs, winning 5249. Now with two road wins in the playoffs, the Huskies have a chance to go out with a bang in front of their home fans before heading to the Lakeland Center But that state appearance is an if, not a when, as theyll be facing a surprising Wekiva Mustangs team (16-12) that came back to beat a strong Dr. Phillips squad on Feb. 19. The Panthers led that game at the half, but it would go This local mother became a student and entrepreneur. Interests > 4 Corner Table > 3 Josh Garrick takes a trip to find out if the Town House is really that good. Keith Clantons 7.7 percent shooting doesnt help the Knights. Athletics > 6 Calendar > 5 St. Lukes Lutherans concert series features Masterworks with the UCF Symphony Orchestra in a free performance this weekend. Stetsons Corner ...................................... 7 Interests .................................................. 3 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics .................................................. 6 Ask Sandi ................................................ 7 Young Voices ........................................... 7 Classifieds ............................................... 8 When his son is set up in a drug deal, a father offers to go undercover for the DEA to secure his release. Opening this week: SNITCH G reen sludge mars the former white sandy bot tom of the Wekiva River, strings of it waving in the cur rent and blocking the sunlight that once glittered off the waters ripples. Some of the slimy algae along the bridge where people cool water. But its harder to see them now. What was once a crystal clear, swimming hole paradise, local leaders and environmentalists say, is becoming spoiled. On Saturday, Feb. 16, more than 1,000 nature lovers showed springs at the Speak Up Wekiva Rally at Wekiwa Springs State Park. If we dont do something soon, we may pass the point of no return, said Jimmy Orth, ex ecutive director for the St. Johns Riverkeeper group. Its urgent that we react. What theyre reacting to is a problem years in the making, Orth said. The Wekiva River and the springs that feed it have been de The culprit: nitrates from fertil izers put on lawns and land used for agriculture, and sewage, that have seeped into the springs. The nitrates create an environment ripe for lots of algae and plants to grow, those plants die, and the what happens, he explained, de the water. Of the eight springs that feed the Wekiva River, four are im paired, including the two largest, said Robert Williams, a member of the counsel for the Center for Earth Jurisprudences Springs the level which there would be spring. The Water Management Dis trict (WMD) is required by law to develop a plan if the levels are be low the minimum or are projected to be in the next 20 years. Williams reached out to the WMD last problem, only to be told theyre studying it. But study after study has been done, all revealing the same information, and no action has been taken to save the river. Theyve known about the damage for a long time, Williams said. Were trying to get them to follow the law, Williams said. We risk losing something that is really irreplaceable. Before the rally, that was some thing that Williams didnt see happening. But the Friday before, the DEP released its Basin Man agement Action Plan to help river. Its a start, he said. Orlando Democrats Rep. Lin da Stewart and Sen. Darren Soto drafted a bill together to protect the springs as well. Those that or ganized the rally the League of Women Voters of Orange County, Friends of the Wekiva River, St. Rallying to save Wekiva PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham asked for a cleanup of the Wekiva River, which has seen algal blooms and sludge from pesticides and fertil izers that have crept into the water. Some big names turned out to speak at a rally Feb. 16 to draw attention to the rivers plight. Nature lovers have been working to garner attention to help save the declining Wekiva River BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice Please see WEKIVA on page 2 To learn more about what you can do to help, and to donate to the cause, visit Friends of the Wekiva River at friendsofwekiva. org or email email@example.com ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Hagertys Logan Hovey, above, could lead his team to a regional title. Please see HAGERTY on page 2 Huskies host championship ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice
Page 2 THIS WEEK in history Feb. 23, 1885 John Lee, 19, is sent to the gallows in Exeter, England, for the murder of a rich older woman. After the noose was put around his neck the lever malfunctioned three times. The authorities, mystified at the gallows inexplicable malfunction, decided to ascribe it to an act of God. Lee was sent to prison instead. 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 Steven Barnhart 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. Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com Notes Johns Riverkeeper and Florida Conservation Coalition are slowly reaching some of their goals to bring political attention to the cause. But its more than just getting the river and springs back to spar kling, their health is a window into our own aquifers health, in the springs may indicate a de clining water level in the aquifer, which supplies 90 percent of Flor idas drinking water. Unregulated development and giving permits to businesses and farms to use the water, which is part of the springs problems, could be draining the aquifer too, he said. Were pumping water out of the ground at an unsustainable rate, Orth said. There needs to be a focus on a plan, and the public needs to elect environment, and keep them ac countable, Orth said. It is no longer acceptable to eliminate regulation for the sake of economic development, said Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine. And really, Floridas unique and beautiful landscapes are what feed the economy, said Bill Bel leville, a local writer and docu the one-of-a-kind springs and the outdoors are what bring people to visit and live in Florida, not its subdivisions and strip malls. And Belleville has made a career out of exploring those wild places, are nearly untouched by people and time. The springs are some of those he loves most. You can feel like youre sev eral hundred years back in time, Belleville said. Youre having a very essential experience with na ture. visit to Silver Springs in Ocala at 13, before Disney took over Cen tral Florida, and being so amazed with what he saw. No place could compare, and he knew hed be back. I thought it was the most wonderful place I had ever been, Williams said. And thats whats at the heart of those trying to save the springs. Theres nothing like them in the world, and weve got them right here in Central Florida. Theyre a treasure worth saving, said Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator. He couldnt help but stop to marvel at the Wekivas beauty as he was driving into the park with his wife on the way to speak at the rally. I feel a spiritual uplift when Im at a place like this, Graham said. WEKIVA | Developments may have pumped too much water C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE HAGERTY | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Free dental help Casselberry dentist Dr. Tim Chatterley, of Bright Smiles Dental is helping the residents of Casselberry and surround ing communities during these difcult economic times by giving free emer gency dental treatments on Friday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free dental treatments will be given at Dr. Chatter leys ofce located at 1455 State Road 436, Suite 101, in Casselberry. The Emer gency Dental Treatment Day is designed to treat anyone (adult or child) who has a dental emergency and cannot afford care. National merit nalists Twelve Trinity Prep seniors have been named National Merit Finalists by the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Pro gram. These seniors are among 15,000 nalists nationwide, and the selection of some 8,300 Merit Scholarship winners, who meet all nalist requirements and deadlines, will come from this group of nalists. Among them are Aakash Gupta, Matthew Hood, and Laurel Leavitt of Longwood, and Shweta Desiraju of Winter Springs. Taste of Oviedo taking applications The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is now accept ing vendor applications for its 19th an nual Taste of Oviedo The event will take place on March 9, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall. The deadline for vendors to apply for space is March 1. For booth rental pricing, rules and more information, visit TasteofOviedo.org Ministries move in Emerson International closed on three new long-term lease agreements that total 3,619 square feet of ofce space in the CenterPointe Ofce Park in Altamonte Springs and Louisiana Ofce Park in Win ter Park. Zac Starkey, commercial leas ing associate at Emerson International, negotiated all three lease agreements. At the CenterPointe Ofce Park, New Foun dations Christian Ministries leased 2,148 square feet of ofce space and McGwier Family Law leased 740 square feet. The Astra Group leased 1,030 square feet at Emersons Louisiana Ofce Park on Loui siana Ave. in Winter Park. into overtime after the Mustangs surged late in the game. In OT, it was all Mustangs in the 71-65 win. Unlike the teams theyve faced so far in the regionals, the Huskies have a history with the Mustangs. They met Jan. 9 in Wekiva, and the Huskies came out on top 6763. But it could be a wild one: both teams have track records of highscoring games. They meet again at 7 p.m. Saturday on Hagertys home court. Oviedo Ed Kershners Oviedo Lions boys basketball team bowed out early from the regional tournament with a 65-61 loss to New Smyrna The Lions scored in the double digits in the loss, with R.J. June leading the way with 16 points. A fourth quarter comeback attempt fell short for the Lions, who ended their season with the loss.
Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history Feb. 28, 1983 The celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H bows out after 11 seasons. Its title came from the initials for the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, an isolated forward compound that received wounded soldiers and was staffed by the shows cast of doctors and nurses. You cannot miss The Town House Restaurant when you drive through downtown Oviedo. The distinctive Town House sign over a bright yellow building (on the corner with the stoplight) pretty much says Look at me, and I would add to that Stop and eat. The Town House has been at that location serving good food since 1953. Were talking about a Florida legend here. And even legendary restau rants dont hang around unless the food is consistently good. Family owned and operated, The Town House puts good, solid, stick-to-your-ribs American food on the table at very fair prices. Add to that a wait staff so cheery and helpful, youll feel like you just got out of a DeLo rean and youd best check what year it took you back to. Everybody at The Town House wants to make sure you enjoy yourself. You get plenty to eat, you leave happy, so they know youre going to come back. It gets better: Their All-American menu offers breakfast all day loaded with Southern-style cooking, and the menu is heavily from-the-old-country offerings as well. The restaurant is a Best Breakfast award-winner many times over, and is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at 9 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo, its no wonder that it lives up to the motto, The Town House is Where Oviedo Meets to Eat! I went for dinner, and was not at all surprised when the beauti ful and charming Tiffany and Angelina double-teamed me ask ing if I wanted to begin with the Biscuit and Gravy Platter. (Thats from the breakfast menu). They are so deservedly proud of their Homemade Biscuits smothered in the original Sausage Gravy recipe, served at the Town House since 1955. I, of course, said yes. My sincere advice say yes! The Biscuits and Gravy are an OMG experience. And the Town House is a family restaurant in the truest sense of the word. There is no liquor license, and most of the menu offerings are named for the relative whose recipe they follow. That includes everyone from Aunt Jill (locally) to Sister Thea (back in Greece). There are crayons on every table, and the impressive artwork from the children is taped to the mirror in front of the kitchen. Its the kind of place where one of the pancake recipes was dreamt up by the kids in Mrs. Simmons second grade class. Ive seldom felt so welcome in any restaurant. But man cannot live by (or review by) Biscuits and Gravy alone, so I moved on to the appe tizer of homemade Tzatziki with pita wedges, which is wonder fully creamy with that extra tang from the cucumber. And since were talking American landmark here, I tried the chili, which is thick and meaty with just enough spice to satisfy without scaring the kids away. I love that each dinner item comes with two sides and a biscuit, because everything in this restaurant should be accompanied by those amazing biscuits. The roast beef platter has that AllAmerican feel lots of mashed potatoes and beef thinly sliced and cooked for tenderness, with everything happily covered in brown gravy. The clear winner on the menu of what I tasted is the Tila pia Evanthia. Now I dont know who Evanthia is, but she would be proud of the dish that bears tion with herbs and covered with grilled tomatoes, onions and feta cheese, make a dish that is both nutritious and delicious. (And highly recommended.) Moreover, sert. This is important, because all of the desserts at The Town House are made fresh on premises. I had trouble decid ing between Fern & Curleys Peanut Butter Pie and Gramma Vaughans Peach Cobbler, so in All-American fashion I tried both ... and loved them both. So, dear readers, I leave you with that happy dilemma when you remind yourself that the pricing allows you to have both! Excludes Furniture and Artwork In Europe, the financial crisis drags on. Chinas economic growth has slowed from wow to ho-hum. Here at home, weve seen heated political debates over taxes, spending and deficit reduction. Taken to gether, these factors have created a fog of uncertainty that has left many investors in the dark about their next moves. But is this fog really impenetrable or can you, as an individual investor, see through it to a place of clarity? To do so, you first need to realize that while the events mentioned above are certainly not insignificant, they also arent the key determinants of investors success. While these types of stories dominate the headlines, they also tend to obscure some of the factors that frequently do play a big ger role in the investment world. And right now, these factors are actually somewhat encouraging. Consider the following: The economy continues to grow The economy isnt going gangbusters, but it is growing. And thanks to historically low interest rates, consumer debt payments have dropped significantly, leaving people with more money to spend elsewhere. Typically, this higher spending tends to contribute to future economic growth. Corporate earnings remain solid. Many companies have shown strong earn ings over the past couple of years and earnings tend to be a key driver of stock prices. When their earnings are strong, companies may use some of the profits to repurchase shares of their own stock, thereby reducing the number of shares held by the public which means that even if profits remain the same, the earnings per share should increase. Stocks are still attractively priced As measured by the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), stocks are still priced relatively well. While no one can predict stock market performance, this may be a good buying opportunity. Of course, all these indicators of to days investment environment can change over time; at some point, they may well be not so positive. But if you truly want to see through the fog of uncertainty that always develops with unsettling political or economic news, youll want to follow these basic, all-weather guidelines: Stay diversified A diversified portfo lio can help protect you from the harshest effects of market volatility. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification, cant guarantee profits or protect against loss.) Rebalance your portfolio Over time, your investment mix can shift, even without your intent. For example, some of your holdings can appreciate so much in value that they take on a greater percentage of your portfolio than you had intended. Thats why its important to periodically rebalance your portfolio so that it fits your investment objectives and risk tolerance. Stay focused on the long term When confronted with short-term market fluc tuations or scary headlines, many people overreact and make ill-advised investment decisions. You can avoid these behaviors by staying focused on the long term. Invest in companies that are charting their own course. When investing for the equity portion of your portfolio, look for companies with the ability to prosper in all economic environments. With patience and perseverance, and by focusing on the key factors outlined above, you can navigate the fog of uncertainty and concentrate on your long-term investment goals. So dont be afraid to set sail.Look Past Fog of Uncertainty When Investing Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 Review: The Town House From the Corner Table JOSH GARRICK The Voice
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The adults add a lit tle white rum to their sorrel, while the children are happy to sip the pretty red drink with just a few ice cubes to get it to that perfect chilled temperature. Then, I had no interest in making it, I just wanted to drink it, Daisy Gray, creator of Sognia sorrel juice, said with a smile. Gray, who grew up in Jamaica, fondly remembers sorrel being made in her mothers kitchen. Back then, she didnt mind be ing pushed out of the room while the women were making it, but she couldnt wait for a sip of that sweet, tangy drink. As she got older, her sixth sense, as she mixing them with her expert nose and palette kicked in. She wanted to be a part of that amaz ing work in the kitchen. And sor rel, a traditional Jamaican drink made out of boiled hibiscus leaves and combined with lots of ginger, sugar cane and sometimes cinna mon, was always something as sociated with special times. When she moved to the U.S. with her mother in 1984 that was one reci pe they brought with them. Here it hadnt entered the mainstream yet, Gray said. Gray and her mom Virginia McKenzie searched and searched markets for the hibiscus leaves, and when they found them started making the drink for friends and fellow church members when ever they could. They did this off and on for years with lots of com pliments, but had never really jumped on making it a business. Gray got busy with her daughter and work, and didnt think about sorrel for a while. Then, on a mis sion trip to Mexico, she went out to eat. The server placed a famil iar drink in front of her. Its a smell you dont forget, she said. Her passion was sparked again. Gray, who attends Seminole State College, decided she would take the leap to make a business out of the drink in 2007. She called her sorrel juice Sognia for Son of God and her daughters nick name, Nia. Now shes bringing a little of her home and a taste of Jamaica to the shelves in Central Florida. She mixes her sorrel with appealing to those who havent tried it yet. Theres acai and pomegranate, ginger, and apple and raspberry. Some research and studies even show it has multiple pressure. The purpose of this business is to promote health, Gray said. Its much more satisfying to do something that helps others it motivates you from within. It tastes good; its good for you, said Amy Kirkland, man ager of the Small Business Devel opment Center at Seminole State College (SSC) that helped Gray with Sognia. I think theres room in the market for it. Kirkland said she thinks Gray will be successful because the drink appeals to the diverse pop ulation here in Central Florida, and is a good representative of tenacity in the face of adversity. It hasnt happened overnight, and there have been some bumps in the road including a consult ing company that didnt help her business grow and left her with no savings to her name. But she persevered. Shes a passionate person, with a lot of faith, said her mom Virginia McKenzie. Shes a very, very resourceful lady, Kirkland said. She makes things happen she just doesnt take no for an answer. Sognia has seen success, and is featured in Chamberlins Natural SSC student shares a taste of Jamaica Seminole State College student Daisy Gray has brought a traditional Jamaican drink to the U.S., and built a business with her Sognia sorrel juice BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA Student and mother Daisy Gray weathered setbacks and a drained bank ac count but persevered to get her health-oriented natural drink to the market. Please see JUICE on page 5 FEB. 22 The Indian Trails Middle School Broad way Blazers present: Pocahontas. Performances will be Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $6 at the door. Performances will be in the Indian Trails Middle School Caf eteria. For more information call 407320-4350. FEB. 23 Seminole State Colleges IT Depart ment will host the fourth annual Hot New Technologies Expo on Sat urday, Feb. 23, on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. This free event is open to the public and will feature Game Truck, a mobile video game theater. The expo will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Partnership Center Breezeway. For more information contact Melinda White at 407-708-2447, or to register visit seminolestate.edu/it/techexpo Global Spectrum will host Touch-aTruck a hands-on educational event, on Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the UCF Arena. This interac tive experience for kids of all ages is free to the public. Following the Touch-A-Truck event, the UCF Mens Basketball team will take on Tulsa at 4 p.m. at the UCF Arena. Visit ucfath letics.com The Winter Springs Babe Ruth will be holding its Annual Opening Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Opening Ceremony begins at 11a.m. on eld 4 at Central Winds Park with the Ceremonial First Pitch to be thrown out by Mayor Charles Lacey. Seminole State Music Days are designed to attract students from area middle schools, high schools and colleges to the SSC campus. Students will perform on their instru ments, attend workshops and view performances by clinicians and fel low students. The public is invited to attend all sessions on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Wood winds Day. For more information visit seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407708-2040. UCF will host a Activities Day at the Creative School for Children, located in Building 24 at 4000 Cen tral Florida Blvd., from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, to celebrate the universitys 50 years. Fifty activities will be done one at a time throughout the morning, including cooking and science activities, obstacle courses, and arts and crafts. The event is free and open to the public. To volunteer, call 407-823-2726. To learn more about the school, visit csc.ucf.edu FEB. 25 The Artistic Hand in Oviedo is offer ing childrens classes starting Feb. 25, with new Painting and Drawing teacher Patty Ward from Lawton El ementary. Shes also starting a mixed media class. This is in addition to our other childrens classes in clay. For registration call Del at 407-3667882. MARCH 1 Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind City Hall at 95 Trip let Lake Drive for Friday Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park. This event is free and the movies are fam ily-friendly. March 1 come out and see the rabbit tale Hop Movies in the Park begin at dusk. Contact Maria Ehrlich at 407-262-7700 ext. 1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com
FEB. 22 Seminole State College Planetarium pres ents Stories of the Night Sky. Visitors will learn how to locate and identify each constellation and hear the stories told thousands of years ago to explain the night sky. It will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. Visit seminolestate. edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. FEB. 23 Seminole State College Planetarium pres ents Earths Neighborhood : This in teractive guided tour of the solar systems inhabitants is presented in full-dome vid eo and features the sun, the eight major planets, the asteroid belt, and dwarf plan ets (like Pluto). Earths Neighborhood will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. St. Lukes Concert Series presents Mas terworks featuring the UCF Symphony Orchestra at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. There will also be an open dress rehearsal on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Vis it stlukes-oviedo.org/concert-series The Goldenrod Historical Society & Mu seum will host the Central Florida Vet erans Memorial Foundation on Satur day, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goldenrod Station, located at 4755 N. Palmetto Ave. Attendees can tour the museum and visit with members of this local organization dedicated to honor ing veterans of Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Email goldenrodhistoricalsociety@gmail. com for more information. FEB. 25 The Irish Rovers will be live in concert Monday Feb. 25 at The Plaza Live in Or lando. The Rovers arrive with their hits The Unicorn, Wasnt That a Party, Drunken Sailor and The Dublin Pub Crawl in tow. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. at 425 N. Bumby Ave. For tickets call 407-228-1220 or visit ticket y.com FEB. 26 Sounds of the Universe 2.0, at the Plan etarium at Seminole State College, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. For more infor mation visit seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040. FEB. 28 Join the Oviedo/Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce at the February Bagels and Business Thursday Feb. 28 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Oviedo Mall Community Room. MARCH 1 Join Together Every Animal Receives Support for its second annual Sit, Stay Sip & Save a Life wine event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 1 at Park Place at Heathrow Center in Lake Mary. Last year the group raised $17,000 for shelter ventilation systems. This year the goal is to raise $45,000 to complete a second kennel building. Tickets are available at tearsofseminolecounty.org and each ad vanced ticket will also receive one free rafe ticket. Expect a packed house for the third visit from Jen OConnors Earth Angels as they travel from all corners of the country to set up a pop up show at Jeanine Tay lor Folk Art in historic downtown Sanford. This merry band of artists specializes in one of a kind handmade art, jewelry, accessories, soft sculptures, fashion ac cessories and decor. It runs from Friday, March 1 from 3 7 p.m. through Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at 211 E. First St., Sanford. Its free and open to the public. Visit www.jtfolkart.com for more information. Looking for a fun date or a night out with the girls? The Casselberry Art House of fers fun and creative adult art workshops on the rst and third Friday of each month. Date Night kicks off the rst Fri day of each month from 7 9 p.m. Bring your spouse, rst date, or even celebrate an anniversary and have the most fun and artistic date ever. Bring your favorite food and drinks and share a night to remember as you create an art project the two of you can be proud of. Cost is $25 for resident couple or $30 non-resident couple. The March 1 class is portrait drawing. MARCH 2 The Jolly Gator Fish Camp restaurant is hosting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Geneva Teams fourth an nual chili cook-off from noon-5 p.m. on March 2. Its at 4650 E. State Road 46 in Geneva. A bowl of chili is only $2, and hot dogs are only $2. Entries welcome. For in formation call Mary at 407-402-3993 or email email@example.com ONGOING In celebration of Seminole Countys 100th Birthday, Historic Seminole is issuing a passport to history. Pick up your pass port and visit Historic Seminole spots on Centennial Saturdays. Centennial Satur days end April 13. For more about Cen tennial Saturdays, contact Ashley Wilt at 407-936-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Historic Semi nole, visit historicseminole.org Tijuana Flats offers live entertainment on the patio at three neighborhood loca tions (Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Oviedo) from 7 to 10 p.m on Saturday nights. Visit the locations on Facebook and Twitter 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. Contact Cathy McLarnon at 407-342-0483 or sun email@example.com The Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registra tions for its spring 2013 Mens Flag Football League. The cost per team is $400, including 10 regular season games and an end of the year tournament. Stop by Central Winds Park or call 407-3276589 for more information. 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McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Calendar For more information about Sognia and to purchase the drink, visit sognia.com. You can also nd Sognia at Chamberlins, Florida Hospital South, Adventist Book Center, Sustain Health Market and the Maitland Farmers Market on Sundays. JUICE | C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Food Market and Florida Hos pital South. Or, if you want to meet Gray yourself, visit her at the Maitland Farmers Market on Sundays. After the company that bottled her drink could no longer do it, she started her own bottling plant, and even has contracts with other companies to bottle their prod ucts. Its a new division of her business she never imagined. But theres just something inside her that always pushes her to the next level. I come from a family who have been entrepreneurs, Gray said. I think its in my blood. Her father had his own scrap metal business, and when he died, her mother opened up a store and was the sole provider for her fam ily. McKenzie is also heavily in volved in the Sognia business, testing each batch with Gray be fore it goes out. Gray wants it to stay all in the family. Were in the trenches togeth er, Gray said. When Sognia takes off, Gray and McKenzie hope to be able to help support their family back in Jamaica. Gray also wants to con tinue her mission work and spon sor the building and furnishing of churches. I want to have a mission, a purpose to help people, she said. Success is not worth it if you cant share it.
Page 6 THIS WEEK in sports history Feb. 25, 1964 Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay dethrones heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. Clay had predicted he would float like a butterfly, sting like a bee to defeat Liston, the 8-1 favorite. Clay would later rename himself Muhammad Ali. A two-game skid in Conference USA play hasnt left the UCF mens basketball team much worse for the wear, though theyre coming up on a tough end to the regular season. Theyll face two of the top three CIn the meantime, they get a break after back-to-back drubbings by No. 22 Mem phis and UTEP that left them reeling. Feb. 13 the Knights traveled to top-ranked Memphis and fell 93-71 despite four start ers shooting in double digits. Against UTEP, a team thats been claw ing at UCFs heels all season, it got worse. Narrowly behind the Miners by halftime, the Knights watched a second half that slipped away into oblivion as the Knights shooting collapsed. The Knights would shoot 32.3 percent for the game, despite four players shoot ing double-digit scoring. In the second half the Knights attempted 18 wild threepointers, and sank only three of them. The Knights star center Keith Clan ton had a rare off night, nailing only four points to the scoreboard in 31 minutes on process, though he totaled nine rebounds in the game. Only one Knights starter shot better than 40 percent in the game new comer Daiquan Walker, who hit 43 percent en route to 11 points in the game. The loss put UTEP (14-10, 7-4) danger ously close to the Knights (17-8, 7-4) on the C-USA ladder, with only a few games left to play in the regular season. Wednesday night they faced Marshall at press time, and theyll take on Tulsa (14-11, 6-5) at 4 p.m. Saturday at home. Af ter that they take a rare late-season break from C-USA play to face Georgia South western at home at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 before against some of the conferences toughest opponents. The Winter Springs Bears were on a tear heading into the state championship wrestling tournament in Lakeland, look al championship theyd collected earlier in February. And they came home with Patrick Cobb didnt let the splint hold ing his swollen ankle together stop him from making it to the podium in one of 138-pound class, but only after a string of unlikely wins considering his sprained ankle. To rip off three wins and achieve his career goal to be on the podium, that was amazing, Coach Scott Gomrad said. We couldnt be prouder of Patrick. Cobb was a rare senior on a squad rad said his team did well considering its youth. When the lights of the Lakeland nals, no Bears were waiting for a shot at championship glory. But they did have podium. Eight Winter Springs wrestlers went to the state championships, four of them placing in the top six. The resultant haul of points 48 for the Bears put them in 10th place, well behind the 89.5 points when senior Eric ONeill won it all in the 152-pound class. Gomrad said. You never know what to expect when you take a team of sopho mores into a meat grinder like that. In the end the Bears had their share of medal winners, though none stood at the ished fourth in the 106-pound class. Aus ished in the top 10 in their weight classes. That includes six top-10 underclass men that Gomrad expects to turn into a strong group of leaders come next winter. Its a great situation to come back in for next season, Gomrad said. Thats gonna be a heck of a core bringing back those six kids next season. We have the makings of putting out our best team ever. Bears 10th at state ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice UCF struggles on road trip ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice
Page 7 THIS WEEK in political history Feb. 24, 1836 In San Antonio, Texas, Col. William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. Only 32 men from the nearby town of Gonzales responded to Travis call for help. Heres what kids at the Oviedo Martin Luther King Jr. Parade said about being president of the United States. A president is away from his family but he helps the people. Being president is hard. I think it would be a hard job. The president is very busy and he lives in the White House. Megan D. 7 years old The president has to make sure that the White House stays clean and doesnt get corroded. He has to keep taxes in place and keep buildings from shutting down. Isaac L. 8 years old A good president shows leadership and is really smart. He makes good deci sions on the spot and handles big pressure. He asks, What can I do to make a posi tive change in the country? Sarah H. 13 years old I would like to try to be president. A president can make prices cheaper. I like President Obama he lives in the White House in Washington, D.C. He is a good president and he is very busy. Kenneth D. 9 years old The president helps people who cant afford things. Some people want the president to do some things and others want him to do something else. President Obama makes us a happy country. Wilbert B. 8 years old I recently wrote a blog for the to target your job search. (Read it here: http://bit.ly/XeF9oM) I thought this would be good to share it with our readers who are strug gling with their search. Here are several tips from the article that can increase the likelihood of having your application seen: 1. Only apply for jobs you include jobs where your skills are transferable. It is important for the hiring manager to be able to see the correlation between the job they are hiring for and your skills and experience. 2. Use key words and key phrases from the job description. Use the job descrip resume. Highlight all of the skills description that match up with your skills and experience, and then make sure they are in your resume. 3. Dont upload PDF forms. In many cases they are and may not make it through the system. It is okay to email a PDF form, but there may still be some companies that do not have PDF readers. 4. Make it clear what you are applying for. Often recruiters see resumes that have a varied background. It can be plicant is looking for. Put the job title in the resume and/or cover letter. 5. Pass the Big 3 test: Grammar/spell check, dont lie, and use the right num ber of pages-to-white-space. Onepage resumes are great for entry level. Two pages for mid-career. Dont cram two pages onto one with micro-font. One job seeker commented that when she started to use these tips and target her job search the interviews and offers Pressure versus condence A lock of hair fell over his fore head and the shadow of his nose and eyeglasses darkened the pale surface of the blank paper in the clutched the gold No. 2 pencil nicked with thoughtful, urgent bite marks he had left earlier in the week. He felt a trickle of sweat roll down his side under his favorite blue T-shirt as the clock ticked off another 60 sec onds. Fifty-eight minutes to go. Cody loved to write, but the pressure of taking such an important writing test had sud muddled his brain. What was the the class about being prepared? What was the last thing his Mom had whispered to him before he ran to the bus? Stay calm. Breathe deep. Focus. Cody sat up straight, ignored the clock and scooted his chair in closer. He read the writing prompt. Write a narrative piece about a memorable summer vacation. Narrative meant to tell a story based on real or imagined events; be creative; use humor, fantasy, suspense or drama to create an impression. First he needed a plan. What event? Who did it happen to? Why was it memorable? Give it a beginning, middle and end, with lots of supportive details. Cody thought, took another deep breath and smiled. Yes, he knew just what to write about. This was going to be good no, great! Preparing to write FCAT 2.0 Expository. Narrative. Holistic. Calibration. Parents heard these words as they sat in the Geneva Elemen tary cafeteria a few weeks ago. They came to the school after work to listen to Assistant Prin cipal Mary Walters-Clark explain preparation for the upcoming FCAT Writing test. They learned what their children and teachers had been working on, and what to expect leading up to the test ing. Their fourth grade children who sat next to them knew exactly what those words meant and more importantly, how to apply them. Expository writing lends itself driven, yet still can be engaging. Narrative writing delivers a story and lends itself more creative writing. Four scoring elements Whichever type of writ ing Floridas fourth graders will be asked to write, there are four categories on which they will be scored. Focus: stay ing on topic and not being distracted by unrelated elements. Convention: proper spelling, punctuation and sentence structure appropriate for the grade level. Organization: sition words to link the begin ning, middle and end. Support: the length. The beauty of these categories is that they apply to real-world writing. Editing is all about the right word choice, punctuation and nailing down the details. Re vising and re-writing is the core of all good writing. Finally, the writing will be judged as a draft. It doesnt have to be perfect, but org for more FCAT information. Good luck, Geneva students! 4th of July planning meeting The Geneva 4th of July Parade and Festival is four months away, and your time and hands can planning meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Geneva Community Center from 8:30 to 10 a.m. If youve been cu rious how this event happens, stop by to listen and learn about the successful template that our village uses. Support rural boundaries at public hearing A public hear ing will be held before the Semi nole County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. concerning rezoning of the Black Hammock area. Consider at tending in defense of this nearby rural area. Please call Richard Creedon at 407-349-1266 before attending to ensure the date and time has not changed. 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. For questions, please call 407-834-4022 ( 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 > Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, firstname.lastname@example.org with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > Fourth-graders ready to write Sandi Vidal Ask Sandi Good resumes are very specic HAVE AN OPINION? We want to hear it! Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at email@example.com Editing is all about the right word choice, punctuation and nailing down the details. Revising and re-writing is the core of all good writing.
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