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Publication Date: 03-01-2013
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Interests .................................................. 3 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics .................................................. 6 Celery Stalks ........................................... 7 Tom Carey ............................................... 7 Classifieds ............................................... 8 Calendar > 5 Seminole County will honor The Senator, the ftholdest tree in the world which burned down in 2012, with a replanting of a clone tree at a ceremony this weekend. Jack, with his sights on a princess, accidentally opens a gateway to a world of giants. Opening this week: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Helping others overcome blindness became this ex-cops new job. Interests > 3 Athletics > 6 The Huskies won regionals. Now they want championship redemption. Gardener Tom Carey shows how to plant the right veggies for Florida. Voices > 7 The feeling in the air at Seminole County Public Schools Educa tional Support Center was som ber and enthusiastic Monday as board members gave permission to advertise the rezoning of the North Phase in Seminole Coun against overcrowding, yet will relocate hundreds of northern Seminole County students. Passed by the Seminole Coun ty School Board by a vote of 3 to 2, the rezoning plan was called for by Superintendent Walt Grif and overcrowding, and will im pact 11 North Phase elementary schools in Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood and Sanford. Though the rezoning is said to were up in arms during the pub lic input portion of the meeting. The biggest issue I have is transportation, said Toni-Ann Ranta, a Winter Springs parent of children who walk to Winter Springs Elementary and would be bused to Layer Elementary. I feel that down the road, give or I will be standing at this podium again with the same argument with transportation. Youve taken a lot of stu dents away the past couple years from Winter Springs Elementary that were walkers. Its just very heart-wrenching as a mother, as a person who was rezoned when I was a child. Winter Springs parent Mi chael Tallman expressed a simi lar concern. All of our kids who walk to school together will now be bused, said Tallman, who has two children at Winter Springs nancially sound to spend more money to bus them somewhere else. While most parents pushed back against the plan, some par As the city of Oviedo prepares for the upcoming transportation im provements to State Road 426 in the citys historic downtown, the Oviedo Fire Department is mak ing preparations of its own. The Oviedo Fire Rescue Emer gency Management Department tion within the next few years in response to the potential purchase of the existing Fire Station 44 and the neighboring Memorial Build ing by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a decision Oviedo City Council meeting. The new station, currently in the planning/due diligence stage, will be established a mile south of the existing station inside a de commissioned water plant located at Boston Hill Park. The space will house both Engine Company 44 and Engine Company 46, which is currently located off of Alexan dria Boulevard. It actually looks like some of the areas in the city will be re sponded to quicker with the loca tion on a main highway, rather than tucked back here on Alexan dria like it is now, said Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere, ref erencing research done by Oviedo Fire Chief Lars White. Fire Chief White expressed ex citement at potentially updating dations. It has so many opportunities, because were replacing two older facilities, White said. The old downtown station is our oldest One potential advantage that to leave the building and pursue calls. hall complex is so nestled into the unique circumstance that its ac tually a little challenging for us to get out, White said. We dont have a front driveway pad on Al exandria; we actually come out of the back of the station. Dumping out on State Road ments. Though the new station would accommodate two engine com panies and leave the city with partment would not be lacking in manpower or equipment to serve the city of Oviedo. With Engine Company 46 expected to vacate its current station, the Oviedo Police De partment occupying the same building will then receive an extra 11,000 square feet of space to ex pand its operations. If the scenario plays out, which I know has been a topic of discussion, it would almost double the size of the police de partment as it currently is, which would allow us to expand our property and evidence section, which currently is very crowded and almost busting at the seams, said Lt. Mike Beavers of the Ovie do Police Department. It would allow us to spread out a little bit more, which would hopefully allow us to be a little jobs. While Fire Station 44 and the Memorial Building are being ac quired by FDOT, they have agreed to lease both buildings back to Oviedo for zero dollars until De cember 2015 while the city plans station. They would like for us to be vacated by that point in time. If not, we can do a month to month zero dollar lease with them, White said. We suspect thats a good time frame to accomplish this project. White concluded that the city within the next few months to de sign the building and hopefully choose a construction company by late summer to early fall of this year. Getting into a new facility ing codes and prepared for disas ment, White said. Its location is going to serve the citizens very well. Oviedo Fire Department sets eyes on future TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Oviedos oldest re station may be bulldozed and the Memorial Building may also be razed to make room for a new road in the citys old downtown. The re station would be consolidated with another to make one large re house. Please see SCHOOLS on page 2 Northern schools to be rezoned in Seminole County TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Parent Toni-Ann Ranta took the podium to protest school rezoning.

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Page 2 ents saw the rezoning as a chance to break away from neighborhood schools and encourage diversity. What Im afraid of with these neighborhood schools is youre not going to have diversity, said Carmen Garcia, a Sanford parent with two children in Idyllwilde Elementary School and one child in Millennium Middle School. They need that. You dont want to wait until college to see theres a new world out there; do it now while theyre young. Please con tinue with this. Other parents said that its all for the good of the school district. Were here to balance capac ity and were here to balance diversity, and so this plan has taken care of that problem, said Aamena Kanji a Lake Mary par ent with a child at Crystal Lake Elementary. I think our problem is really solved. As for everything extra, were going to have that. The number of students that are being rezoned are too large for us not to have those little issues, but I think we should look at the bigger picture here. Following both the uproar and praise from parents attending the meeting, the School Board as sured everyone that their decision My vote is based only on one factor: how do I believe we can best serve the academic needs of the students who attend the schools in our North Phase, School Board member Tina Calde rone said. I trust in the wisdom of this board and pray that, as a commu nity, each of us would put person al perspectives aside and work to serve our students. At the end of the day, we are here for our stu dents. ternative would have been much more drastic. I think the parents under stood that we have to rezone the schools. The alternative would be closing a school on one side of the county, only for me to come back in two years and build one to do. I think most people under stand that. At the end of the day, we had to rezone the schools to bal ance enrollment. That, without a doubt, was the real factor as we worked on the plan. There will a public hearing and on April 1. THIS WEEK in history March 1, 1692 In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, three women are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft after two young girls experienced fits and other mysterious maladies. During the next few months, area residents incriminated more than 150 women and men. 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 jwfoley@att.net 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. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES EmployFlorida.com1-866-352-2345 Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol. JOB RESOURCES at EmployFlorida.com helped me nd a new job I enjoy earning higher pay than I did before I was laid off. You too can discover REAL RESULTS with Employ Florida. HIRED. RANDAL HARDBOWER Industrial Electrician Green Circle Bio Energy Inc. SCHOOLS | Some parents support improving the diversity in schools by rezoning students to new areas C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history March 7, 1876 Twenty-nine-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone. Bells patent filing beat a similar claim by Elisha Gray by just two hours. T he cold air blasts across Steve Beres face as he speeds down the slope; his gliding him through turn by turn no bun ny slopes for him. Its all about the adrena line rush, beating the hill, he says. Its the same for many athletes and ad venture seekers. Its about pushing limits. But when Beres pushes limits, like bungee jumping off the Stratosphere or riding out the most intense white water rapids for fun, theres just one more element that changes his experience hes blind. But it doesnt hold him back. He calls it more of an incon venience than a disability. Theres really not much that you cant do, he said. So when Beres skis, theres a guide right behind him telling him which way to dive and dodge through the snow. He was less frightened than his seeing counterparts as he took the plunge off the edge of the Strato sphere Tower in Las Vegas, and so were the group of blind veteran friends he took with him. He wants to show them whats pos sible. Its just one of the ways he contributes to a community he was suddenly thrown into 11 years ago. Beres wasnt always blind. The Winter Springs resident was in the Army and was a sergeant in the Milwaukee Police Depart ment for years, when a terrible accident happened while he was on duty. His face, from his eyebrows to his top lip, was gone, now a gaping hole. I woke up that morning not knowing that I had seen my kids for the last time, Beres said. I went from perfectly sighted to totally blind in a millisecond. The doctors said he was lucky to be alive. And he couldve been brain damaged, not able to be left alone with his children ever again, who were 2and 4-years-old at the time of the accident. He felt like being blind, out of all those possibilities, was the best thing that couldve happened to him. Being just blind isnt all that bad, he said. Life is not over after you lose sight. It just changes. He knew he would either have to, as he puts it, hang from the rafters or move on. And he chose to move on, especially for his wife and now three children. It was about two years, after many sur ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Blindness not stopping ex-cop BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICE Steve Beres is showing others how to adapt and thrive after sight impairment. Please see BERES on page 4

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Page 4 Seminole Voice One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRI DA Y, M A R C H 1 Appraisal Fair 9:30am 11:30am Hosted by Creating Divine Order RSVP 407-949-6733 Womens Inspirational Hour 12noon 1pm Hosted by Cindy Price RSVP 407-949-6732 Memory Screenings 2pm 4pm Hosted by Arden Courts Memory Care Community By Appointment Only 407-949-6733 M O N DA Y, M A R C H 4 Every Monday 10am 1pm Senor Club Sponsored by Family Physicians Group March 4 Bingo March 11 Computer Club March 18 Movie Day March 25 Casino Day TU ESDA Y, M A R C H 5 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Designs 2pm 3:30pm Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6727 W ED N ESDA Y, M A R C H 6 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm 4:30pm (and 13, 20, 27) Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407-545-4098 THUR SDA Y, M A R C H 7 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am 3pm (& Mar 14, 21, 28) Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Medicare Educational Workshop 10:30am 12noon Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723 Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30am 12:30pm By Orlando Family Physicians FRI DA Y, M A R C H 8 Senior Appreciation Day 11am 12noon Hosted by Orlando Family Physi cians Group RSVP 407-477-5555Calendar of Events March 2013 geries, that he felt like his life was getting back to normal. Look ing for a reboot, he started tak ing classes online at The Hadley School for the Blind, which is a distance education school that helps educate those who are vi sion impaired and blind, their families, and blindness service providers. Hes studied everything from learning to walk again with a cane, to using Excel and Word. raised markers to label household items. He became more diligent with using his marker skills after he microwaved a can of crushed pineapple instead of soup for his kids. Theres nothing that tastes worse, he said with a laugh. Now Beres has taken more than 100 classes, and was a member of the schools focus group held to learn more about visually im paired veterans and their needs. Because of his dedication, Beres recently won the Outstanding Vet eran Award from the school. His passion in life is ser vice to his fellow mankind, said Chuck Young, president of Had ley. It was hard for Beres to let go of his life of service and that accom panying uniform. So hes found new ways to help others in the blind community. Hes worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Michigan, and served as the adult rehabilitation service program manager for Lighthouse Central Florida an Orlando or ganization that provides educa tion, indepen dent life skills and job training for those with sight impair ment. Hes a per son with a noexcuse approach to life, said Donna Esbensen, vice president and CFO for Lighthouse. He has an inner compass that directs him to be a statement of capability instead of disability. It goes right to the heart of our clients, said Lee Nasehi, presi dent and CEO for Lighthouse. Now, hes an assistant vice president at Regions Bank and Service Member Civil Relief Act nancial and legal burdens of those in the military during active ser vice. With 70 percent of blind people being unemployed, its an other one of the many examples of how Beres has continued to beat the odds. I may have lost my sight, but I have never lost my vision, he said. BERES | Blind Army vet now helping other vets to succeed after losing their vision C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 To learn more about Lighthouse Central Florida, visit lighthousecentralorida.org. For more information about The Hadley School for the Blind, visit hadley.edu Hes a person with a no-excuse approach to life.

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Page 5 Family Calendar K K e e y y s s t t o o O O p p t t i i m m i i z z i i n n g g Y Y o o u u r r S S o o c c i i a a l l S S e e c c u u r r i i t t y y B B e e n n e e f f i i t t s s Understanding when and from where you will receive your income is the foundation to a successful retirement. Are you 62 years of age or older? Would you like to maximize your Social Security benefits? Social Security represents 41% of income for retired Americans Claiming Social Security at the wrong age can reduce your benefit by 57% and cost you thousands of dollars Learn how to increase your income through the File and Suspend strategy How will working in retirement affect your Social Security Benefits Learn the difference between I hope so money and I know money Are there retirement funding options and alternatives? A SafeHarbor, LLC cordially invites you to a complimentary workshop designed t o prepare you now and have the strategies and tools for a successful retirement. Take control of your retirement! A SafeHarbor will show you strategies to maximize your Social Security Income and fill the income gap. To register for either of these complem entary events call us at 407 644 6646 or register online at www. aSafeHarbor.com Tuesday, March 5th Wednesday, March 6 th 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. M M i i m m i i s s C C a a f f e e S S e e m m i i n n o o l l e e C C o o u u n n t t y y C C e e n n t t r r a a l l B B r r a a n n c c h h L L i i b b r r a a r r y y 525 E Altamonte Drive 215 N. Oxford Road Altamonte Springs, FL Casselberry, FL 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 Calendar Notes Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com Hiccup cure? A California inventor has created the Hiccup Stick, which is purported to cure hiccups instantly. New restaurant A new Japanese restaurant, Yuki Hana Japanese Fusion, has opened in Oviedo at 3635 Aloma Ave. Honor roller Darryl Ramgoolam of Oviedo is on the Deans List for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Ramgoolam is pursuing a BS in biomedical and biocomputer engineering. MARCH 1 Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive for Friday Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park Come out March 1 and see the rabbit tale Hop. Contact Maria Ehrlich at 407-262-7700, or mehrlich@casselberry.org MARCH 2 Seminole County will honor The Senator with a planting of a clone tree at Big Tree Park. Its at 10 a.m. March 2 at 761 General Hutchinson Parkway in Longwood. The rst 200 people entering the event will receive a Bald Cypress Sapling, limited to one per household. For additional event information, please call 407-665-2180. MARCH 3 Pancakes are on tap from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 3, at the Rotary Club of Oviedo annual Pan cake Breakfast Proceeds from the event support local scholarships and charities. Its at Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail, in Oviedo. For tickets or information, contact Harold Davis at 407-595-8508. MARCH 1 Join Together Every Animal Receives Support for its second annual Sit, Stay Sip & Save a Life wine event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1 at Park Place at Heathrow Center in Lake Mary. Tickets are available at tearsofseminolecounty.org and each ad vanced ticket will also receive one free rafe ticket. MARCH 7 Musicians Michael Andrew and more present Voices of a River celebrating the Mike Barr En vironmental Education Center at Wekiva Island. Per formances are March 7 and 8, with two shows each evening starting at 6:30 and 8 p.m. All proceeds from the concerts will benet the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and Keep Seminole Beautiful. Also watch the Wekiva Paint Out at the same time. To purchase tickets go to wekivapaintout.com/event-details.php#concert, or contact Mary Sue Weinaug at 407-463-3363. MARCH 8 Celebrate St. Patricks Day early on March 8 with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Ba zaar in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park featuring The Forefathers from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, spon sored by the city of Casselberry, is located at 95 Trip let Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall. For more information visit the city of Casselberry website at casselberry.org, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. MARCH 9 Its the 19th annual Taste of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall. The annual culinary event brings together food and entertainment in one place. Bring the kids and an empty stomach to the Oviedo Mall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9, followed by reworks. Visit www.seminolevoice.com/events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 6 THIS WEEK in sports history March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain scored an incredible 100 points in a single NBA game. Chamberlain accomplished the feat while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks, earning a single-game record that still stands today. Purchase tickets at the Arena Box Ofce, by calling 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster Outlet or online at Ticketmaster.comGroups of 10 or more save up to $8 per ticket. Order group tickets by calling 407-823-6062 Sun., Mar. 10 2:00pm Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org March 7th Monthly Luncheon 11:30am 1:15pm, Oviedo Mall Community Room, Oviedo, FL Join the Chamber as we welcome Pinklon Thomas, former WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World for an inspirational discussion. Lunch will be served from TJs Seafood Shack, and the event is sponsored by L.A Boxing. March 9th Taste of Oviedo 2013 11am 7pm, Oviedo Mall, Oviedo, FL 32765 Save the date for the 19th Annual Taste of Oviedo, a celebration of Oviedo businesses, talented locals and city traditions. Enjoy an array of food from the citys best vendors, while mingling with local businesses March 26th Chamber Lunch and Learn 11:30am 1:00pm, 815 Eyrie Drive Suite 4 Oviedo, FL 32765 March 13th OBNs Night Out 5:30 8:00pm Tims Wine Market, 1890 County Road 419 Ladies, join the Chamber and OBN for a fun night out at Tims Wine Market in Oviedo. Join the Chamber and Chatter Buzz Media for a Lunch and Learn about the Power of Pinterest Blogging, and how it can help your business! Sponsored by Oviedo Meeting Rooms. March 28th Bagels and Business 8:00 9:30am, Oviedo Mall Community Room Join the Chamber at the March Bagels and Business for networking, coffee, and an informative discussion from Success Coach Marty Ward Phone: 407-365-3722 Fax: 407-365-7786 Phone: 407-365-3722 Fax: 407-365-7786 Phone: 407-365-3722 Fax: 407-365-7786 Phone: 407-365-3722 Fax: 407-365-7786 www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net www.signman.net Computerized Laser & Rotary Engraving Custom Name Badges Signs & Banners Large Format Printing Rubber Stamps Awards, Trophies, and Novelties The Sign Man The Hagerty Huskies had one year to think about their 63-46 loss to Hialeah Gardens at the boys basketball state champion ship last season. Come Saturday, theyre hoping to turn that into a bump in the road. The Huskies (26-5, 11-1) are weekend following a wild 54-53 double-overtime thriller on their home court Feb. 23. It was the last that many Hagerty fans would see of the Huskies before they hit the road to Lakeland for the state championship tournament. And in that wild run up to a shot at redemption theyve changed their game to beat strong teams, going from a high-scoring team with a tendency to give up a lot of baskets to a hunkered-down gamer thats stopped key shots. Two road games greeted the Huskies as they entered the play offs with a 59-54 loss to DeLand in the district tournament lingering in their memories. In Jacksonville they edged Sandalwood 52-49 in Then they got revenge on De Land in a 66-52 blowout on De Lands own court in the regional tys from the start, with DeLand never coming close to a comeback Against Wekiva, it was a dif ferent story, though it didnt look that way from the start. The Hus kies pulled out to nearly a double the Mustangs reeled them back in with strings of unanswered points before tying the game just as the clock ticked down to halftime. In the second half the game got away from the Huskies, whose energy collapsed as they watched the Mustangs take control. Hager tys Logan Hovey seemingly lost ing the ball and putting it in the basket. But the Huskies slowly clawed their way back and took the lead in the fourth quarter. But the Mustangs wouldnt give up, constantly threatening until they knotted the score just before the clock expired. The Huskies pulled out a nar the Mustangs Ruben Monroe a second overtime. After missing key free throws that could have cost the game, Hagertys Luke Doyle appeared to have a new resolve in the sec ond OT, taking the ball to the hoop himself on several risky drives, most of them paying off. With less than 10 seconds left Doyle charged into double cov wild hook shot as he was fouled. The hook landed, and so did the deciding foul shot that gave the Huskies their second straight re gional championship. After the game Doyle said he wasnt going to let his team lose. They have two games to go the season. It all starts at 8:30 p.m. March 1 at the Lakeland Center win, theyll be in the champion ship game Saturday. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Luke Doyle, right of center, celebrates after ring the winning shot that sealed Hagertys regional championship victory over Wekiva on Feb. 23. Hagerty storms back to nal four ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 7 Our gardens are not tiny farms. Miniaturized industrial agri culture does not transmute to neat, short rows of wheat, corn and cotton in our backyards. The economy of scale that affords factory farms the so cially subsidized network of itinerant labor, Frankensteins crop selections, and gargantuan technology will not translate from an Iowa garden. The legacy of a localitys farms can help indicate what foods have been successfully raised in the past, but in my neighborhood that was pinesap for turpentine and free-range Cracker cattle. (Oviedos legacy of celery farm ing created such an environmen tal disaster that Lake Jesup is still considered a cesspool.) In our personal space, the attention required to grow regionally noncompliant crops is not impos sible; it just lacks any affordable I am sure good intentions abound, but the pound of lima beans that did not get shelled last week is nevertheless languishing in the back of the fridges pro duce drawer. Our social currency that has both husband and wife working, the older generation off kids glued to a video game does not create the cultural processes to shell pods for tonights dinner. Even with a tilled plot in the backyard, the construction of a trellis to plant pole beans is still on the list of good intentions. As an alternative, plant bush snap beans. They produce a crop in less than two months, do not need an engineered structure, provide an edible pod that does not need shelling, and taste great. My favorites are green Provider, yellow wax and purple heirloom. Floridas sandy soil is not made of the organic materi als that hold moisture, plant nutrients, and the biological legacy that endows the consistent growth for solid heading crops of cabbage, blocky bell peppers, or bulbing onions. Find a native gardener and their love of collard and mustard greens, bunching scallion onions, and jalapeno peppers will be apparent. Put some South in your mouth! Fire up the cast iron skillet, saut the onions and peppers, then add a pile of de-stemmed greens. As much as my Upick custom ers long for cucumbers, water melons and yellow crooknecks, the pest problems that persevere beyond all my efforts to grow cucurbits would require an inexplicable price in comparison to commercially grown imports. Squash family plants are suscep tible to every weather anomaly, soil disease, leaf mildew, pickle worm and stem borer that exists. (Our lack of a real winter is my excuse.) If your cousins up North are bragging on their bumper crop of zucchinis, have them mail a few down. THIS WEEK in political history March 4, 1933 At the height of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his famous inaugural address, Roosevelt told Americans, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > Regional garden choices You wouldnt believe the thoughts and opinions I have re ceived on my last article Ovie dos lost chickens. Our citizens are saying the chickens are part of Oviedos history and culture. We have many visitors who come into town and they are amazed seeing the chickens walking around. You know they are a big attraction at the Town House. The Oviedo Womans Club uses the rooster on its Great Day Banners. OK, now where are they hiding? They just dont decide to go on a vacation out of town. I also heard that they may be over in the Aquatic Center area. If so, there is a lot of nice open and woodsy space for them. I would love to hear your thoughts. This Saturday, March 2, is the Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They have added some new vendors Chefs Edge Knife Sharpening and second time new-vendor Blessed Bean Coffee, and All From Scratch. Its all the more reason to come see and meet your friends while there. Also this Saturday, March 2, is the Memorial and Clone Dedica tion of The Senator. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in Big Tree Park, located at 761 General Hutchison Parkway in Longwood. This is to honor a tree cloned from The Senator com ing home to Big Tree Park. Join the Highlands Elementary School Choir and members of the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra for an uplifting and engaging perfor mance. Admission is free. My son, Jim, is a bike rider and marathon person, and each Sunday he rides from our Oviedo Trail to The Senator area and back. A lovely outing, and I get the pleasure of seeing him and he gets lunch. I know we have been looking forward to this years Taste of Oviedo coming up from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Oviedo Mall. This is their 19th annual Taste of Oviedo, which will feature local food, vendors, businesses, entertain ment and childrens activities. The Oviedo Preservation Project will have a citrus and celery cook-off for best recipes using citrus and/or celery. Fireworks will be displayed around 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free. parking space. Coming up on Wednesday, March 13, is the Oviedo Womans Clubs annual Tasting Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 414 King St. (located between the high school and the First United Methodist Church). Delicious dishes are being prepared for our guests and the recipes of the dishes will be included in the Womans Clubs new cookbook, which may be purchased at the door along with a ticket. Tickets are $7. Remember to sign your gift baskets as door prizes. If you have questions, call our club house at 407-365-9420. The next St. Lukes Concert Series is coming up Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at the St. Lukes Lutheran Church, located at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. The Lutheran Cantata Choir and Chamber Ensemble will present Light and Dark, an inspirational collection of sacred choral and music from traditional and contemporary repertories, featuring J.S. Bachs Cantata No. 6. Admission to the event is free. For more information, please call 407-365-3408. Just a quick note: You may want to sign up for the new adult classes offered at the Artistic Hand in silver clay, glass and mosaics and an additional clay class on Thursday nights stating March 25. For registration and information, call Del Seaman at 407-365-7882 or email artistichan dgallery@gmail.com A thought: There are two types of people those who come into a room and say, Well here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are. Frederick L. Collins CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK T O JANET > March in Florida brings spring, and with it the activities that take us outdoors to enjoy the weather and events around the city. The city in partnership with the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Oviedo Mall present the 19th annual Taste of Oviedo. Taste is a celebration of Oviedo businesses, talented locals and city traditions that will take place on March 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall. Admission is free for the event. You can enjoy tasty food from the citys best vendors and mingle with local businesses. While youre there, check out the childrens activities and the live entertainment especially the On Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. the Easter Bunny will visit the Oviedo Sports Complex for the annual Marshmallow Drop. Mr. Bunny will drop hundreds of marshmallows from his helicop ter. The children collect them and trade them in for treats. Other and activities for the kiddies, will be provided. Refreshments will be available to purchase for the hungry and thirsty marshmallow hunters. Are you interested in learn ing about the inner workings of the city? You can do just that by registering for the Community Police Academy hosted by the Oviedo Police Department. The academy will meet one night a week for 11 weeks begin ning on April 9. Citizens will be introduced to all the city depart ments and will learn a variety of information relating to basic laws, investigative techniques, defensive tactics, and have an at a gun range. Applications will be available for those who are interested and can be obtained at the Oviedo Police Department, the COPS center at the Mall, as well as on the city website. More information on these events can be found on our web site under events on the left side of the main page at cityofo viedo.net Mayor Dominic Persampiere OVIEDO CITY TALK Hunting chickens Spring into March with Oviedo events

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