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Interests .................................................. 4 Family Calendar ....................................... 4 Athletics ................................................ 13 Stetsons Corner .................................... 14 Ask Sandi .............................................. 14 Young Voices ......................................... 14 Classifieds ............................................. 15 Family Calendar > 4 Celebrate Seminole Countys 100 years at the Sunshine Storytelling Festival at the Central Branch Library, featuring fun, games and music. Knights hit the road with hopes of big wins before the postseason. Athletics > 13 Senior Voice > 5 YMCA gets seniors in the groove with innovative fitness programs. The Taste of Oviedo returns with the Citrus and Celery Cookoff. Family Calendar > 4 A magician travels to an enchanted land called Oz where hes forced to decide what kind of man he is. Opening this week: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE ABOVE: The Phoenix rises above Big Tree Park in Longwood, dedicated on March 2 in honor of The Senator (right). The new tree was part of a project to clone the an cient cypress, estimated to be 3,500 years old. ISAAC BABCOCK / The Voice In its eight-year existence Hagerty High School had never brought home a state athletic champion ship in any sport. On March 2, that changed for good with the boys basketball teams upset win that shocked South Miami in Lake land 54-44. Coach Josh Kohn called it surreal after his team swarmed each other in tears, erasing memories of a championship loss just a year ago. Leading up to the state cham pionship night, it was dj vu for the Huskies. Last season they had ridden out three-straight nail-biter wins before facing Hialeah Gardens and falling in a 63-46 blowout. Not this time, though the Hus kies watched a chance at direct After a decade of planning, Ovie construction. The Oviedo City Council and P.A.C. Land Development will host a groundbreaking ceremo ny on March 21 at 4 p.m. off of Oviedo Boulevard to symboli cally commence construction for Oviedo on the Park, the citys new downtown. Members of the City Council say they look forward to sharing this milestone with Oviedo citi zens. Its go ing to be a great day, said Oviedo Deputy May or Steve Hen ken. Its been long-awaited, and were all looking for ward to it. Possibly the biggest construction project in the history of the city, Oviedo on the Park will include residen tial townhomes, a public park area with an outdoor amphitheater and number of specialty shops. cial this new destination will be for the city. It means everything; its go ing to be a focal point for our citi zens, Henken said. Its going to be a place where many memories are going to be made, a great gath ering place for our citizens to go. It really takes a very, very good RESURRECTING THE SENATOR Huskies win rst state title A year after it was destroyed by a fire, hundreds gathered to dedicate a successor to Floridas oldest, most famous tree S ixteen years ago, a plant nursery owner, a science teacher and a team of forestry researchers launched an experiment to clone one of the oldest trees in the world. What they didnt know then aside from whether the project would work at all was that the genetic donor tree, a 3,500-year-old cypress, would soon burn to the ground. Please see SENATOR on page 3 Oviedo on the Park to break ground TIM FREED The Voice Please see OVIEDO on page 2 It means everything; its going to be a focal point for our citizens. Deputy Mayor Steve Henken ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see HAGERTY on page 13 HAGERTYS SEASON Overall: 27-5 District: 11-1

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history March 8, 1950 Volkswagen, maker of the Beetle automobile, expands its product offerings to include a microbus. Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2, the bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies during the 1960s and became an icon of the American counterculture movement. 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 Karenmphillips@bellsouth.net 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. 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING city to great. The $200 million project has had its share of challenges and roadblocks that have postponed ed on in 2003, including the death of the original developer. Despite these obstacles, the City Council and its staff have moved the project forward to the construction stage, bringing citi zens another step closer to reap ing its rewards. We had a vision and we stuck to it, said Bryan Cobb, Oviedos assistant city manager. Its all part of building a city. step. Whats more exciting is whats coming down the road. While surveying has already tion is set start in early April and is expected to be complete in just over a years time. To see it actually coming up out of the ground nine or 10 years later, it is really a very exciting time for the city, and thats why we want them to come out and share it with us, said Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere. This is all about the residents; this is what the residents have been looking for. Over the next few years as its being built out, its just going to be more and more exciting as they see that construction happening. OVIEDO | City took more than a decade C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Notes Racing into Oviedo NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 13,360 square feet in the industrial facility located at 521 S. Econ Circle in Oviedo. The new tenant, BC Racing North America Inc. based in Cas selberry, is expanding and moving from a smaller building in Longwood. State-of-the-art school The Oviedo ofce of construction man ager Charles Perry Partners Inc. com pleted Orange County Public Schools new $25 million Westridge Middle School, a state-of-the-art magnet school located at 3800 W. Oak Ridge Road in Orlando. SSC honored for diversity Seminole State College of Florida is a nalist for The Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Semi nole State College was recognized in the Advancing Diversity category for its sustained faculty, staff and student diver sity programs and for its unique, 10-year commitment to producing the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American playwright August Wilson. UCF gets research grant Congressman John L. Mica announced that the University of Central Florida has been awarded a competitive continu ation grant for clinical research related to neurological disorders. This $314,491 grant is awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Golf cart registration The Winter Springs Police Departments Code Enforcement Division will be holding its annual Golf Cart Registration event at the Tuskawilla Country Club located at 1500 Winter Springs Blvd. on March 9 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Please bring pho tocopies of all required documents. Publix pro Gary Bouton, treasurer of The OviedoWinter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, is one of ve recipients to be honored with the 2012 George W. Jen kins Award from Publix Super Markets. The prestigious award, named for Publixs late founder, is the companys highest honor. The All-Around Geneva Relay for Life team helped raise money to ght cancer on March 2. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE CHILI FIGHTS CANCER

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Page 3 The Senator, a tree that served for thousands of years as a tower ing guidepost for Native Ameri cans and explorers, was con following morning, in a clearing at the far end of a boardwalk cut ting through Longwoods Big Tree Parks dense, marshy grove, all that still stood of its 125-foot trunk was a blackened stump of jagged wood pointed toward the sky. Forestry workers didnt know then that 185 miles north, hidden behind a stand of live oak trees, a piece of The Senator was still alive. An unusual journey was about to begin. One year and a few weeks af ter its death, visitors celebrated oldest tree on March 2. The new tree, called The Phoenix, already towered more than 50 feet above the ground on the day that it was transplanted just a few feet away from its predecessor. What you see around you has been quite the undertaking, Joe Abel, the director of leisure ser vices in Seminole County, said to the visitors as they stared at The wanted to give a rebirth to The Senator in a new way. Don Rockwood, a University of Florida forest genetics research er who was involved in the proj ect, stood in front of the parks massive new resident and told the story of how The Phoenixs pro genitor had lived so improbably long, and how a team saved it be fore they knew its fate. At that time, I think none of us thought preserving The Sena tor would be as important as it is today, Rockwood said. Up to the late 1990s, aside from fencing it in, nobody had tried to preserve the tree before, he said. After all, it had done an admirable job of preserving itself. For more than three millennia, The Senator named after Flor ida Sen. Moses Overstreet, who donated the land on which the tree stood in 1927 showed a re markable will to live. It survived countless storms before a hurri cane ripped off the top 47 feet of the 165-foot-tall tree in 1925. Even after being violently truncated to 118 feet, it grew another seven feet tall in the next few decades. Fast forward to 1997, up a lone ly two-lane stretch of Northwest County Road 53 where barbed wire fences stitch Lafayette Coun ty into a patchwork of farm plots like a quilt viewed from above. Marvin Buchanan, a North Flori da nursery owner, was creating a cypress tree grove. He just needed the tree cuttings to grow them from hundreds of them. No one really cared where the cuttings came from, Buchanan said of the project he was working on with the University of Florida. We wanted to get as many clones and copies as we could get all over the United States to go into the orchard. By a stroke of luck, a group of cypress tree enthusiasts were looking to preserve some of the oldest and tallest species in the country at the same time. One of them, Layman Hardy, a science teacher from Miami, happened to be in Big Tree Park just after a branch from The Senator broke off and hurtled to the ground in a storm. That branch had tiny buds on it, the keys to cloning a tree. He brought it to Buchanans farm, where clippings from the branch were grafted into roots of other cypress trees. The tiny trees that sprang up were transplanted to sink roots of their own. [The Senators cloning mate rial] was just a good source from a really big tree, Buchanan said. We planted some, and as it turns out, the children do have some very good characteristics. From that point, 10 trees, all clones of The Senator, started their trip skyward. The odds were one in 10 that the project would be a success, Rockwood said. If any of those steps had failed, we would not be where we are today. From the start, the little trees seemed to beat those odds. But soon the odds made a comeback. By 2002, three of the trees were dead. We cant really put a handle on why three of them died, Bu chanan said. Its just like any creature in the universe, some of them just die. When you take a cutting and try to graft it, thats about what you get. When you graft a bud onto a cypress, its very, very hard to do. Only about 10 percent survive. After the three deaths, Buchan ans trees seemed to be out of the barring diseases, the rest were likely to keep growing. The seven ish, growing at an incredible rate. Over the next few years many of the researchers involved with the project from the start moved on, as the tree that would become The Phoenix grew more than three feet per year, thriving as the project faded from view. In an instant the trees fate On a cold January night in 2012, investigators said Sara Barnes, a part-time model with a stargazing hobby and a history of methamphetamine arrests, snuck into Big Tree Park, climbed into the hollow base of The Senator, was out of control. By the time the call came in to Seminole County hours; still burning, the top 100 feet of the tree collapsed. At the time of The Senators demise, the cloning project of hundreds of random trees in Bu chanans grove in North Florida had been all but forgotten. But Scott Sager, a forestry specialist who used to teach at the Universi ty of Florida, had a long memory, Rockwood said. He just happened to remem ber this project and yes indeed we had seven candidates that could replace the senator, Rock wood said. One day in August, Buchan ans phone rang with a special or tor, or at least an identical clone of it, would grow again in Big Tree Park. Buchanans crew started dig ging. It takes six months to pre pare a tree the size of The Sena tors replacement for transplant. The roots fan out dozens of feet, so surgically removing most of them, then coaxing the tree to grow its roots in a tight ball without kill ing it, takes months. During trans port, a crane and a tractor-trailer bear the massive weight. involved with the project put for ward tens of thousands of dollars for park renovation, fencing, secu rity systems and an arts grant to use parts of The Senators enor mous trunk to create a memorial. They prepared a site for the new tree, hollowing out the marshy from The Senator. The new cypress tree needed cials had held a contest among lo cal schools to name an 89-foot-tall, 2,000-year-old tree just a few feet away from The Senator. Students from Geneva Elementary named it Lady Liberty, and the name stuck. When they announced an other contest to choose a name for The Senators replacement, fourth-grader May Frangoul made Geneva Elementary famous again when she came up with the name The Phoenix. Again, the name stuck. Since the Phoenix is a mythi cal bird that rises out of the ashes, I thought it would be good for the tree since it got burned down and now theres a new one that got planted, May said. On March 2, May was there to welcome the tree home, but Bu chanan wasnt. Up at his nursery along that lonely stretch of twolane, he still had hundreds of trees light, the project that resurrected one of the worlds oldest trees is slowly fading into obscurity again. Buchanan said thats how he prefers it anyway. Its a feel-good situation, but I didnt do it for that purpose, Bu chanan said with an easy frank ness. It was just pure old luck of the draw, or providence. God has a hand in everything. I assume he had a hand in this as well. After the dedication ceremony for the new tree ended, visitors slowly trickled down the board walk toward the clearing in the forest. Few had seen the ancient wooden railing, some struggled to hold back tears as they stared. Frozen in time, the charred base of The Senator rests still pointed toward the heavens. Just a few feet away, tiny buds are al ready growing on The Phoenixs spindly brown branches, reaching for the sky. Call and reserve your space today!Deborah Sheehy / 407-563-7009 / DSheehy@turnstilemediagroup.comDONT MISS OUTon the2013 Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide!The Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide will be printed and inserted into the Winter Park-Maitland Observer on April 11, and the Seminole Voice on April 12. is comprehensive directory will not only serve as an invaluable resource, but will allow you to showcase your business or service directly to local contacts. Parents will be looking at a variety of activities for their children in addition to preparing them for a new school year. ADVERTISING RATES: Business Card (3.5 x 2.5) ......... $60 Quarter Page (3.5 x 4.625) ..... $100 Half Page (7.25 x 4.625) ......... $150 Full Page (7.25 x 9.5) .............. $275 Back Cover .................................. $325Space Reservation deadline Mar. 29 Ad Materials deadline Apr. 110% discount given for prepayment (by April 4) All ready-made ad materials to be provided in PDF format, fonts embedded, CMYK format, 300 dpi for 150 line screen output at 100% of size. Summer Camp Summer Fun activities (for kids, teens or even families) Vacation Bible School Exercise/Health Open Houses at schools over the summer Doctors ofces for checkups over the summer: eyes, ears, physicals, speech, therapy, dentist Educational Swimming Tutoring ADDED VALUE: When you buy advertising in the Summer guide, well run an ad in the Back to School section of the newspaper of your choice (Observer or Voice):Summer guide Back to School section Full page ad ...................... 1/2 page ad 1/2 page ad ....................... 1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad ....................... 1/8 page ad Business card ad .............. Business card adEXTRA ADDED VALUE: If you choose to buy a full page ad, well give you an advertorial of 400-500 words that will run in the 10,000 guides being printed.The Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide is perfect for: SENATOR | Project to clone the tree was nearly forgotten before the tragic day when The Senator burned C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE May Frangoul, a fourth-grade student from Geneva Elementary, won a contest to name the tree with her name, The Phoenix, recalling the mythical bird that rises from the ashes of its predecessor. She spoke at the unveiling ceremony.

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Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history March 11, 1818 Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, is published. The book, by then 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently referred to as the worlds first science-fiction novel. Family Calendar As the only professional musical theatre in Central Florida and one of few le in the state, e Playhouse continues its tradition of producing highly entertaining and upliing musicals featuring professional actors and musicians. e Winter Park Playhouse is a 501(c) (3) non-prot charitable organization and is proudly associated with Actors Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers. e seven (7) show Series includes:8 TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70sJune 21 30 & July 11 20, 2013 Preview: June 20Conceived by Rick Seeber; Musical Arrangements by Michael GribbinBoogie down through 10 years of groundbreaking music! This Baby Boomers dream come true is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century and features the music of The Carpenters, Patti Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many more! An infectious, joyous celebration!Minneapolis Star TribuneFOREVER PLAIDAugust 2 24, 2013 Preview: August 1Written and Originally Directed by Stuart RossJourney back to the 1950s when four young, eager male singers are miraculously revived for a posthumous chance to perform the show that never was, after being killed in a car crash on the way to their rst big concert! Featuring a collection of 30 hit songs from the decade! Letter perfect! Sweet, funny and thoroughly amusing. The New York Times Screamingly funny! Entirely enchanting, utterly entertaining! The New York Post I LOVE YOU, YOURE PERFECT, NOW CHANGESeptember 13 October 5, 2013 Preview: September 12Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music by Jimmy RobertsBack by popular demand!! Dubbed Seinfeld set to music! this musical comedy exposes everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit!! The 2nd longest running show OffBroadway! Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway! Gannett Newspapers CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN!!!November 15 24 & December 5 14, 2013 Preview: November 14Conceived by Roy Alan; Narrative by Todd Allen Long; Musical Arrangements by Christopher LeavyTake a stroll down memory lane as we pay tribute to two of Americas most wellloved composers of all time, George and Ira Gershwin! This high-energy song and dance celebration will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Featuring a collection of Gershwin favorites, including Embraceable You, Ive Got a Crush on You, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, and SWonderful! Who could ask for anything more?BREAKIN UP IS HARD TO DOJanuary 24 February 15, 2014 Preview: January 23Book by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters; Music by Neil Sedaka; Lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greeneld, and Phillip CodyRelive all the excitement and innocence of your rst kiss with this delightful, upbeat musical featuring the songs of hit songwriter Neil Sedaka. Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together, and the chart-topping title song.SISTERS OF SWING: THE STORY OF THE ANDREWS SISTERSMarch 7 29, 2014 Preview: March 6Written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage; Musical Arrangements and Continuity by Raymond BergFollow the famous trio, LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews, from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars and entertaining American GIs overseas. The score features elegant harmonies and over twenty hit songs like Dont Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and many more! a musical night to remember a knockout offering. The Albany Daily Gazette A personal, witty and poignant portrait Miami HeraldFORBIDDEN BROADWAYS GREATEST HITSApril 25 May 17 Preview: April 24Created and Written by Gerard AlessandriniLaugh out loud as Broadways greatest musical legends meet Broadways greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatres greatest stars and songwriters. Consistently riotous! The New York Times Gut-bustingly funny! Its a Forbidden pleasure The New York PostFor more information on all shows call The Winter Park Playhouse box ofce at 407-645-0145 or visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org. The Winter Park Playhouse is located at 711 Orange Avenue, Suite C Winter Park, FL 32789.The Winter Park Playhouse Announces its 2013-2014 Series of Professional Musical Theatre Until eight months ago, Robert McRainey had never been cycling in his life. The bike that he bought 25 years ago had remained un touched, and was beginning to collect dust in the garage of his Casselberry home. self on a bike at least three times a week, taking a spinning class and riding outdoors whenever he can. While some cyclists take classes to improve their endurance or lose weight, McRainey and the 20 other participants in his spinning class are after something else: a better quality of life with Parkin sons disease. Cyclist Roy Roden came to the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center in Winter Park last Wednesday to share the story of his 4,500 mile ride across the U.S. with Parkin sons disease, an inspiration to McRainey and the other members of the centers Pedaling for Par kinsons Program a stationary cycling class founded on research showing a reduction in symptoms by pedaling a bicycle. After receiving the surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), an electronic device that enables the brain to control movement better, Roden set off on his journey with his wife Lynn from Seattle, Wash., in November. Three months later they arrived in Florida, making a stop in Orlando to speak at the Crosby YMCA before arriving at Its awe-inspiring to see him get his life back, do the DBS and let everybody know that the DBS is working, said McRainey, who was diagnosed two years ago. With him pedaling across the U.S. like that, we would never think that we could do something like that, and the fact that hes do ing it just gives us something to shoot for. Maybe not at quite that level, but we have the ability; all we have to do is go for it. As Roden continues his jour ney toward Miami and a better life with Parkinsons disease, the members of the Pedaling for Par kinsons Program continue on their own journey as well, gaining small victories every time they sit on the bike. The Pedaling for Parkinsons program began in 2012 when Howie Apple, a Parkinsons suf fered and co-instructor of the pro gram, found research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic showing that up to 35 percent of symptoms were reduced when Parkinsons patients rode a bicycle, optimally at a rate of 80 to 90 revolutions per minute. Apple approached the Crosby YMCA about a pro gram, and in June of that year, the classes. McRainey has started to see success with his own symptoms. Before the cycling classes, he of ten felt fatigued due to his medi cation, and was forced to take three naps every day. After eight months of classes though, he has now gone down to only one nap every other day. McRainey also mentioned that his depression, a common symptom of Parkinsons disease, too has dwindled. I think its amazing. I think everyone is entitled to have the best quality of life thats available to them so they can be more active in the community, said Brittany ordinator for the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center. The fact the re search backs up what theyre do ing is even better. Apple, his wife Debbie and coinstructor Terri Callanan are cur rently monitoring the progress of the programs members, and plan to submit statistics to prove the ef fectiveness of cycling, and to show the improvement of the riders. With the Pedaling for Parkin sons Program at the Crosby Cen ter being the only program of its kind in Central Florida, Apple also hopes that it will expand. It means so much to face down the giant, the fact that youre having to deal with this disease, which is degenerative as time goes on, McRainey said. A lot of people may want to give up. The camaraderie by being in volved with other folks that are facing the same problem, where you become a community in itself, is just amazing. Its the difference between night and day as far as that goes. Cycle therapy gives hope to Parkinsons patients TIM FREED The Voice MARCH 8 Celebrate St. Patricks Day early on March 8 with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park featuring The Forefathers from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit the city of Casselberry website at cassel berry.org, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. MARCH 9 Its the 19th annual Taste of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall. The annual culi nary event brings together food and entertainment in one place to show case Oviedos culinary talents. Bring the kids and an empty stomach to the Oviedo Mall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9, followed by reworks. From 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 9, its the fth anniversary Celery Ball presented by Creative Sanford. Sup port Celery Soup, Floridas folk life play! For more information or to get your tickets, visit celerysoupsanford. com Dinner and Movie Night at the Ge neva Bijou is at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Rural Heritage Center. Pizza and old-fashioned fun await for a dona tion of $5 per person or $3 for kids younger than 16. Email GenevaHGS@ aol.com for more information. Its a Party! Celebrate Seminoles 100 years at the Seminole County Public Librarys Sunshine Storytelling Fes tival. Its from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Pro fessional Entertainers include Florida Folktales with Katie Adams; the Giving Tree Drum Circle led by Steve Turner; and Florida Cracker Tales & Music with Kim Rivers and Nancy Crockford. Fun games and activities for kids also included. For more information, call 407-6651500 or visit seminolecoun ty.gov/libraries On Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. jazz comes alive at Lake Con cord Park, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. This free event will entice all jazz lovers to gather and be engulfed in the enjoyment of the transcendent smooth jazz sounds of Euge Groove. Seminole County Animal Services is hosting its 10th Annual Pet AdoptA-Thon on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy the fun and maybe nd a new pet. For more info call 407-665-5208 or email dgagliano@seminolecounty.gov MARCH 16 HOPEs second annual Sham Rock n Run 5K takes off at 8 a.m. on March 16 at UCFs Lake Claire Recreation Area. Bring your best Irish costume (prizes will be awarded) and your best Irish cheer. Free beer after the race! Visit hopehelps.org for more informa tion. Its Easter Egg Painting from 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle. Visit casselberry.org/register for more in formation.

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Page 5 SENIOR VOICE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! Now that tax season is here, and the de bate over tax rates has been resolved (at least for now), you can focus on your tax return, which is due on April 15. As you work on your return, you may see some areas in which youd like to make some changes for 2013 and beyond and one of these areas may be your investments. Specifically, can you find ways to become a more tax-smart investor? You may be able to benefit from taking the following steps: Max out on your IRA Depend ing on your income level, you may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to a traditional IRA. And your earnings can grow on a tax-deferred basis.* (Roth IRA contributions are not deductible, but your earnings and eventual distributions will be tax-free, provided you meet certain con ditions.) You can contribute to your IRA for 2012 right up until the tax-filing dead line on April 15. And for 2013, the annual IRA contribution limit has increased, from $5,000 to $5,500 (or $6,500, if youre 50 or older). Boost your 401(k) contributions You generally contribute pre-tax dollars to your 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. (Depending on your employ er, you may even be able to make Roth contri butions to your 401(k) plan.) So, every time your salary goes up, you may want to consider increasing your 401(k) contributions. For 2013, you can put in up to $17,500 to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). If youre 50 or older, you can add another $5,500 on top of the contribution limit. Consider tax-advantaged investments If you can afford to put money away even after youve reached the limits on your IRA and your 401(k), you might want to consider other tax-advantaged investments. For exam ple, you may be able to benefit from investing in municipal bonds, which provide interest payments that are free of federal taxes, and, in some cases, free of state and local taxes, too. (Some municipal bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax.) Another in vestment possibility is a fixed annuity, which offers tax-deferred earnings growth. Your fi nancial and tax advisors can help you deter mine which, if any, tax-favored investments may be suitable for your individual needs. Avoid frequent buying and selling Many people constantly buy and sell invest ments, hoping to boost their returns. Such frequent trading is usually ineffective, how ever and it can also be taxing. If you sell an investment that youve held for one year or less, you may have to pay the short-term capital gains rate, which is the same as your ordinary income tax rate. But when you sell an investment that youve held for more than one year, youll be assessed the more favor able long-term capital gains rate, which will be 15% or 20%, depending on your income level. So, as you can see, you have a real incentive to be a buy-and-hold investor. Generally speaking, taxes, by themselves, shouldnt drive your investment decisions. Instead, you should focus on an invest ments suitability for your risk tolerance and long-term goals. Work with your financial ad visor and tax professional to see how you may be able to make progress toward your objectives and still keep control of your in vestment-related taxes. Taxes are due upon withdrawal and withdrawals prior to age 59 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.Follow Tax-smart Investment Moves Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 S room, an elastic rubberized workout band at the foot of each one. their walkers in a perfect row down one wall, differing size pill bottles, accompa nying canes or decorative beads lining the baskets differentiating each one. They walk, no longer hunched over their wheeled walkers, to take their seats in the ever-crowding room. Spines straight up in the chairs, they wait as Crosby YMCAs trainer, Bethany Mikesell, takes the stage. Everyone in place, with the press of play on the CD boom box, Thursdays 10 a.m. chair exercise is underway. Hit the Road Jack begins as the class of seniors, participants on any day rang ing in from age 80 to 101, stomp their feet rhythmically to the beat. Bethany has care fully crafted the choreography to match the music and the needs of those in the class. Make sure youre moving from your hips, not your knees, she instructs midsong. Left foot out and in, out and in, she continues as her audience mimes along in movements, and mouths echo the lyrics as What will be, will be, they sing togeth er on cue. Its a well-oiled program designed to work the groups well-worn joints designed by Mikesell through the Crosby YMCAs dents up and active. In the seven months since she started, the program has changed, but subtly. Im always teaching them new things, but I keep the old things around to help them with that long-term memory, Mike sell said. Im working your body and your mind. From chair classes to water aerobics and abs classes, she provides different pro YMCA helps seniors get fit SARAH WILSON The Voice Please see YMCA on page 6 PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Seniors are pushing their lim its at a new class at the May ower, which takes well-sea soned sitters and gets them moving again.

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Page 6 coordinator Betty Nelson says has been invaluable to her residents. That is such an important part of their lives, the exercise, Nel son said. The Y has helped us to bring up the quality of life for our residents. From class-goers no longer needing walkers, to shedding inches from their waists, Mikesell said she loves bonding and shar ing success stories amongst the residents. Its gotten to where youll know when someone has a new boyfriend or girlfriend because theyll start coming to the abs class, Mikesell said with a smile, lowering her voice so lingering class-goers cant hear. Resident Mary Varty said shes seen improvement in both her waistline and the attitudes of her neighbors since the classes began. [The classes] are really won derful, because in a retirement home theres a lot of people here that just sit, Varty said. This gets us up and moving. Marion McKay, a 15-year May ent one of the 18 classes Bethany day. I look forward to coming ev ery day, McKay said. Were not always doing the same thing We get to use our brains along with our limbs. A favorite class of McKays to take, and Mikesell to teach, hap ballroom in the community pool. In the water, Mikesell said, years of aching joints and poor posture melt away. They have that freedom of motion that they dont have on land because of gravity, she said. They can even jog in the water, ibility For those 20 minutes theyre able to be totally free of that walker. At the Oviedo YMCA seniors with an array of options avail able for them every day. Group Fitness Director Darlene Kochan chair classes, the Y offers a dif ferent program nearly every day that caters to senior citizens its SilverSneakers program of mixed Its their favorite time, she said. They get to socialize and work on getting healthy. Mary St. Pierre, district com munications director for the Y, said the Oviedo YMCA is also in talks with a local retirement home to bus in residents to participate The main thing is focusing on getting them healthy, Kochan ibility and range of motion Its about building on those strengths they utilize in everyday life. stage is a blue and white cooler, closed with electrical cords com ing out the sides. We know shes here when the coolers here, says a resident in the class, spurring nods and laugher from about the room. around electric-charged heating pads, a special touch Mikesell has concocted for chilly days when her students get out of the heated pool after water workouts. She makes us feel special, Varty said. I love that, I hate the word elderly. I dont feel that way. Seasoned Mikesell suggests as a replacement adjective for el derly to describe her students. Varty approves, laughing as she leans over her walker after class. Nelson said those special provided through Mikesell and been a win-win for both sides since the beginning. All these little things add to it, it shows Hey, you guys are spe cial, and thats how we want out residents to feel, she said. And thats what Bethany helps us do. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! 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You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! What are the real Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage? Why wouldnt I want a Reverse Mortgage? What is the expected rate vs the initial interest rate? How much equity do I have in my home? Get all your questions answered by talking with a Reverse Mortgage Broker who has been originating Reverse Mortgage loans for 9 years. FHA insured HECM for Purchases and Refinance.Call or email Kathy Krug, Your Orlando area Expert!Kathy Krug First Class Mortgage Services Inc. 407 Lake Howell Rd, Suite #103 Maitland, FL 407.695.9739 kathyakrug@gmail.com NMLS #941740 Is a Reverse Mortgage for Me? YMCA | Oviedo YMCA offers classes for all levels of ability for seniors, helping them to get moving again C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 For more information about senior tness programs offered by the local Central Florida YMCAs, visit ymcacentralorida.com SENIOR-FOCUSED FITNESS CLASSES AT THE OVIEDO YMCA: CHAIR FITNESS Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CHAIR STRETCH Tuesday and Thursdays 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. AQUA STARTER CLASSES Monday through Friday Times vary SILVERSNEAKERS Monday through Friday 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

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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 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other dis counts. Coupon has no cash value. Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: Senior Calendar Disabled veterans who partici pate in adaptive sports experi ence less stress, less dependency on medication and more independence. The Department of Veterans Affairs knows this and has load ed its calendar with the Golden Age Games, Summer Sports Clinics, Training-ExposureExperience (TEE) Tournament (golf), Wheelchair Games and the Winter Sports Clinic. Coming July 13 to 18 is the 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa. The 17 events include air guns, ar chery, basketball, bowling, track ized wheelchair rally, nineball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, trapshooting and weightlifting. The registration deadline is April 15, and is limited to 550 athletes. Get your registration packet online at www.va.gov/ opa/speceven/ssc or call Para lyzed Veterans of America at 800424-8200, ext. 752 or 657. If you were OEF/ OIF/OND, there is a grant program for expenses if this want to go, get started on the pa perwork. One requirement is that your doctor must sign a Physical Exam Form (Forms C & D). If youre unable to attend, check for a sports club near you. The Sports Club Finder on the VAs webpage linked above has an index of clubs by state and ZIP code. For example, ZIP code 83709 (Boise, Idaho) lists Para lympic Sport Boise, which has summer swimming and triathlon. ZIP code 27105 lists Triad Trackers, which is a member of the National Wheelchair Bas ketball Association (NWBA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. The listing notes that 15 percent of the mem bers are disabled veterans. ZIP code 68134, which is Oma ha, Neb., lists a chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. It offers both summer and winter Paralympic sports, including archery, shooting, wheelchair bas ketball, wheelchair rugby, boccia, hockey and bowling. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send email to columnreply@ gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Coming to a Walmart or Sams Club near you: a self-service health booth. SoloHealth Stations are interactive kiosks that could keep you from going to your doc tor for proper medical care. There, Ive said it. Im against them. Heres how they work: You sit at a machine and answer questions about your lifestyle, what you eat and the health of family members. You get cuffed and have your blood pressure checked. You weigh in, get your eyes checked and learn your body mass index (BMI). You get advice on vitamins and pain management and heartburn. (How convenient that the ma chine will even tell you what aisle the vitamins are on.) One-stop health monitoring, say those who are responsible for putting these machines in WalMarts. But is a machine going to notice if youre looking a bit pale? While its taking your blood pressure, will it also listen to your heart and notice just the faintest little blip that shouldnt be there? How do you ask it questions? And what of privacy? Youll enter a lot of personal informa tion into the machine when you sit down for your do-it-yourself health exam. Where does that information go? Down the road, those same machines will be able to assess your diabetes risk, enroll you in a medical-care policy and who knows what else. There is a proposal to let these machines help you diagnose whether you have high cholesterol and even pick up an over-the-counter drug for it. Make yourself a promise: If youre tempted to use one of these health kiosks, go ahead, but send the results to your doctor. Its one thing to play with hightech toys. Its quite another to turn your health over to an elec tronic gadget without any human medical intervention. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Health booth cant replace doctors Adaptive sports for disabled vets Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 MARCH 15 Have a fun-lled family bonding night of Bingo with the Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department. Prizes will be award ed to the winners of each game played. Space is limited. First come, rst served. Concession will be sold. Any business interested in becoming a sponsor of this event please give us a call. Its all start ing at 7 p.m. March 15 at Riverside Park, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. The cost is $2 per card per person with a ve-card minimum. Call 407-971-5575 for more information. MARCH 16-17 If youre waiting for free admission to Leu Gardens your wait is over. During their annual plant sale admission to the gardens is free! Visit Leu Gardens on Sat urday, March 16, or Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leu Gardens is lo cated at 1920 N. Forrest Ave. in Orlando. For more information call 407-246-2620. MARCH 20 The public is invited to attend a sympo sium with the U.S. Surgeon General and four past U.S. Surgeons General, who will be speaking on womens health issues. This free event is Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon with registration at 10 a.m., and will be held at Florida Hos pitals Werner Auditorium, 601 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. To register, visit fhdls.org ONGOING Check out Chairobics at the Casselberry Recreation Center located at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. This innovative sitdown exercise class is a compilation of low impact aerobic routines customized to meet the needs of those individuals who are semi-ambulatory. Its free and runs from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066 for more information. Join the Casselberry Recreation Centers Line Dancing class from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays to burn calories, increase metabolism, stimulate endorphins (the bodys feel-good hormone), relieve de pression and anxiety and, in addition. Its at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. The cost is $2 per class. Contact Joan Lichenberger at 407-321-1779 for more information. Through April 16, AARP will be offering free tax assistance Tuesdays and Thurs days from noon to 4 p.m. at the Maitland Senior Center, located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Assistance is on a rst-come, rstserve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Ofce at 407-539-6251 for more information. The AARP Foundation offers free, indi vidualized tax preparation for lowto moderate-income taxpayers, with an em phasis on serving elders. To nd a loca tion near you, visit aarp.org The news page of the Florida Depart ment of Elder Affairs includes the latest on budget recommendations, Medicaid managed care changes, and more. Visit the page at elderaffairs.state..us Learn basic skills to become a more effective caregiver at this free series, which is offered on four consecutive Fri days March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more infor mation visit adrcares.org to download the yer. The Alzheimers & Dementia Re source Center will provide care for your loved one while you attend the classes. As of Jan. 1 the Elder Helpline has changed. All senior related calls for Or ange, Seminole, Osceola, and Brevard counties should be directed to the Senior Resource Alliance. For information on se nior services, please call 407-514-1800 or 1-800-96-ELDER (3-5337).

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Senior Solutions and Services ... Square One for Seniors across Central Florida All In One Place One Senior Place ... Revolutionizing the way America shops for Elder Care and Services. 715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 407.949.6733 Presented in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center at One Senior Place 1 Appraisal Fair, 9:30 11:30 By Creating Divine Order, RSVP 407.949.6733 Womens Inspirational Hour,12 1 By Cindy Price, RSVP 407.949.6732 Memory Screenings, 2 4 By Arden Courts, Appointment Only: 407.949.6733 4 SENIOR CLUB BINGO Day 101 By Family Physicians Group 5 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design 2 3:30 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6727 6 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 7 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 3 Exit Real Estate Results Medicare Educational Workshop,10:30 12 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 8 Senior Appreciation Day 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 11 SENIOR CLUB Computer Club 101 By Family Physicians Group 12 Real Estate Workshop, 10 12 By EXIT Real Estate Results, RSVP 407.949.6714 AARP Medicare Complete, 1:30 3 By LTC Advisors, RSVP 407.949.6722 Crafts & Conversation, 2 4 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 13 Opciones de Planes de Medicare, 10 12 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.748.0236 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 14 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Medicare Educational Workshop, 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 15 SPECIAL EVENT! St. Patricks Day BINGO 1 3 Limited Space MUST RSVP! 407.949.6733 18 SENIOR CLUB Movie Day 101 By Family Physicians Group 19 Speaker Series: Things we never plan for 10:30 12 By LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 20 Senior Survival Workshop, 2 4 The Law Office of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.8700 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers 21 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Medicare Educational Workshop, 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 22 Fitness Club by Arden Courts 11:30 12:30, RSVP 407.949.6733 Vitamins for a Healthy Brain 2 3:30 Presented by Dr. David Smuckler Hosted by ADRC, RSVP 407.843.1910 25 SENIOR CLUB Casino Day 10 1 By Family Physicians Group Medicare Educational Workshop 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 26 27 Elder Law Workshop, 9:30 12:30 Estate Planning Workshop, 2 4 By The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 28 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 29 SAVE THE DATE! Senior Living Options Day Friday, April 19th from 10am 2pm Check out our full calendar of events on our website at OneSeniorPlace.com OneSeniorPlace.com Open Monday -Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

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Page 12 Homes Voice 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, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Change is in the air this spring for future homeowners. The big news is that the Fed eral Housing Administra tion, or FHA, is increasing their monthly mortgage insur ance premium 10 basis points from 125 to 135, and attaching it to the loan for life. Currently the basis points on an FHA loan for the monthly mortgage insurance are 125, and the mortgage insurance can be removed from the loan after appraisal showing at least a 78 percent loan-to-value ratio. The FHA loan limit for Orange and Seminole counties is $353,750, and the conventional loan limit for these same areas is $417,000. Buyers purchasing homes of values higher than this typically opt for one jumbo loan with an average down payment of 20 percent. So the FHA changes dont have much impact on buyers and sellers outside of the aforementioned price ranges. But, for those would-be FHA borrowers currently on the hunt for their dream home, it behooves them to act now and get under contract with an FHA case number prior to April 1, 2013. Lets use a purchase price of $330,000 as an example. FHA will have an upfront mortgage insurance premium, or MIP, of 1.75 percent of the loan amount with 125 basis points monthly premium on loans when the buyer places 3.5 percent down for a term greater than 15 years. Currently the MIP on that $330,000 loan would cost the borrower $329.06 per month, and the borrower would have years of ownership with an ap praisal showing at least 22 per cent equity in the home. After April 1, the monthly basis points increase to 135 making the MIP payment on the same $330,000 loan $355.38. Other than the monthly increase in their pay ment, borrowers will now have to make that MIP payment for life. This is a pretty big change. The silver lining in the mortgage market playbook is that more conventional loans are allowing 3 and 5 percent buyers. Now that the housing market is showing increased stability, conventional loans are offering products to consumers with down payment amounts that compete with the FHA minimum down payment of 3.5 percent. Borrowers who go for the FHA loans have done so his torically for the lowered down debt-to-income ratio. The debtto-income ratio ceiling for con 45 percent, while FHA generally allows ratios into the mid 50s, said Scott Bowling of REMN in Maitland. The winds of change will continue to blow for future homeowners. The difference now versus a few years ago is the housing markets increased stability, overall growth and options to buy conventional at lowered down payments. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or Chris tinaSellsOrlando.com Mortgage loan options changing for borrowers starting in April 2013 Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate

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Page 13 revenge evaporate in the regional champi onship round when South Miami beat Hia leah Gardens. onship, matching his father Steves at Lake Howell in 2007, and beginning the chase of his brother Reggies three titles at Orlando Christian Prep in recent years. And just as with their previous two heart-attack wins, the Huskies did it with It had been Luke Doyle who had scored the winning shots in two straight games for the Huskies to get them to the moment that started their championship game at the Lakeland Center. The scrappy forward had driven into the paint to sink a wild hook to win the regional championship. Then defender and watched it tickle the twine to send his team to second shot at the champi onship in two years. Then it was Eric Castanedas turn. Cas taneda had played in the shadows during the Huskies last two games, and had trou Miami before he exploded for 17 points to onship. Logan Hovey, who all season had shown a sixth sense for ball control on the court, again helped keep the shooting solid with 15 points of his own. Doyle, who averaged double-digit points the entire postseason, won the MVP award for his game-winning efforts in the Huskies improbable run. with a strong 25-5 record, were nonetheless Huskies hands with two minutes left. When the clock ticked down to zero, all that was left was the cheering. Hoisting Kohns son Asa, who had become somewhat of an celebrated at center court, now historymaking champions. THIS WEEK in sports history March 10, 1941 The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that all of their players would start wearing batting helmets permanently in the upcoming season. It was not long after that many other teams would adopt this safety precaution as well. ADMISSION! ADMISSION! 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 HAGERTY | Huskies went through two heart-stopping games decided by last-second shots before final C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Knights hit the road ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Keith Clanton tried to give Knights fans something to remember in the mens basketball teams last night on their home court this season, but his 29 points wouldnt be enough against one of the top teams in the nation. The Knights (19-10, 8-6) fell to No. 17 Memphis 76-67 March 2. The stellar night by the Knights most prolific shooter appeared to be working in the first half, with the Knights leading the game for most of the game leading up to halftime. But with only three minutes left in the period the Knights relinquished their lead to Memphis (25-4, 14-0) and would never get it back. After the gap widened to 13 points, the Knights clawed their way back within single digits, but it was too late. They hit the road for their final two CUSA games this week. They were at UAB Wednesday at press time, and will face Southern Miss (22-7, 11-3) on March 9. Af ter that, they head to Tulsa for the C-USA Tournament.

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Page 14 This year Im getting higher grades. My teacher wants us to be relaxed and take the time to plan. We even stretch before the test. I still strug gle some in math. Kamron B. 10 years old I try to be relaxed. Writing is easier for me. I love to write stories and do creative writing. Sometimes I write at home after I do my homework. Lauren M. 10 years old We learned about narrative and exposi tory writing. I like to write mystery and fantasy. Sometimes we do writing prompts at home. I plan to feel relaxed and stay calm. Jared B. 9 years old I like narrative writ ing about animals, pets and wildlife. I do some writing at home. The reading test makes me a little nervous. We do projects to practice narrative and exposi tory writing. Haley B. 9 years old The FCAT prompts give us practice. I usually get 100 when we practice. Sometimes I write three or four pages. I just read The Familiars and I liked it. I like reading about ocean animals and any animals. Brooke O. 10 years old Heres what fourth graders at Geneva Elementary said about preparing for the FCAT Writing test. THIS WEEK in political history March 14, 1950 The Federal Bureau of Investigation institutes the Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a news story in 1949 about the toughest guys the FBI wanted to capture. I often ask people what they want to be when they grow up. Sometimes they laugh and tell me they are already grown up, but it is one of those conversation your next job. I thought today I would share some career surveys you can do to help you determine your next path and what you should be doing to get there. We use these tools all the time in my job to help people to focus on their next steps. If you are looking to transfer to a new great tools to help you to narrow down your search. At www.careertest.net/index.htm there is a Myers-Briggs Type test that will give you a good overview of your personality and suggested job types. Mine comes out right on the money. Tony Robbins has a comprehensive This test gives you more insight into your personality and leadership style. The site will send you a detailed report when you complete the test. Check it out at www.tonyrobbins.com/ue/discFor those who are interested in spiri tual gifts for a ministry career or volun teering, www.spiritualgiftstest.com is a good site to determine where you stand. The last thing I always suggest is to list your passions, strengths and abilities, and the things you dont care to do in or der to help you to determine your path. 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 > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi One of my favorite signs of spring is the brief arrival of the white pelicans on the shores of Lake Harney. They arrived this past weekend no doubt surprised by the cold tempera tures but enjoying the lower Antiques, buggies & classic cars Geneva cherishes its history, but the cool thing about our village is were always trying something new. Mid-March welcomes an amazing event that hopefully will become a new tradition. If youve at tended the Geneva 4th of July parade, you know that the antique and classic car segment is always a showstopper. We are fortunate to have several collections of antique and clas sic cars in our midst, and in a week youll have a chance to see some of them up close and personal. Genevas Hidden Gems Car and Carriage Show will feature a tour of private vehicle collections in our area. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch, all for $20 (if purchased after March 9), with kids age 11 and younger half price at $10. The tour begins at the Rural Heritage Center and all will caravan from there. Imagine the opportunity to ad mire more than 175 carriages, Model Ts and antique cars and car collections spanning 200 years from 1795 to 1999! Call Janet King for more informa tion at 407-349-1097. You may want to carpool or use a van to make the caravan more ef America loves her wheels From the humble carts and wagons that served entrepre neurs, physicians and horse trainers to the private carriages that bespoke of leisure and privilege, our early American transports combined two or four wheels with one to four horses. Did you know that the earliest forerunner of the car riage was the Egyptian chariot that shuttled fresh soldiers into battle? In our early days, carriages were considered a sign of wealth and were taxed as a luxury item. If youre ever in Lexington, Ky., visit the Car riage Museum of America, a library and museum dedicated to the education and preserva tion of the carriage trade of America. Learn more at car riagemuseumlibrary.org Model Ts became affordable Fords Model T became the vehicle that afforded per sonal transportation to mil lions of Americans, not just the wealthy. His moving assembly line revolutionized the auto industry by reducing costs and manufacturing time. In the nearly 20 years the Model T reigned, it is estimated that more than 15 million cars were produced. What is forgotten is that Ford created many body styles of the Model T includ ing coupe, sedan, wagon, truck and roadster. It is no wonder that although most of us have never ridden in one, this iconic vehicle nonetheless brings a smile to our lips and fond memories to our parents and grandparents. Commissioners listen Speaking of hidden gems, our rural boundary was again preserved as residents made their objections known by phone, email and in person to the board of Seminole County Commissioners. At issue was a proposal to build a subdivi sion of up to 20 homes on the western boundary of Seminole Countys protected area. Rural communities banded together and just as Black Hammock and Chuluota supported Ge many from Geneva and Chul uota came to Black Hammocks defense at the afternoon board meeting. Although the board of County Commissioners is al lowed some wiggle room by the 2004 charter amendment, voice rejecting the proposal. This was welcome news to rural residents, but they walk away knowing it will probably not be the last battle. Annual Founders Day Dont miss the Annual Found ers Day at the Rural Heritage Center on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbe cue, local produce and honey, arts and crafts, live perfor mances, music and a 50/50 lotto plus a pie baking contest will be featured. Contact Rural HeritageCenter@gmail.com for more information. What job to get when you grow up? Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, karenmphillips@bellsouth.net 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 > Cars, carriages & caravans

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Interests .................................................. 4 Family Calendar ....................................... 4 Athletics ................................................ 13 Stetsons Corner .................................... 14 Ask Sandi .............................................. 14 Young Voices ......................................... 14 Classifieds ............................................. 15 Family Calendar > 4 Celebrate Seminole Countys 100 years at the Sunshine Storytelling Festival at the Central Branch Library, featuring fun, games and music.Knights hit the road with hopes of big wins before the postseason.Athletics > 13 Senior Voice > 5YMCA gets seniors in the groove with innovative fitness programs. The Taste of Oviedo returns with the Citrus and Celery Cookoff.Family Calendar > 4 A magician travels to an enchanted land called Oz where hes forced to decide what kind of man he is. Opening this week: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFULPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEABOVE: The Phoenix rises above Big Tree Park in Longwood, dedicated on March 2 in honor of The Senator (right). The new tree was part of a project to clone the an cient cypress, estimated to be 3,500 years old.ISAAC BABCOCK / The VoiceIn its eight-year existence Hagerty High School had never brought home a state athletic champion ship in any sport. On March 2, that changed for good with the boys basketball teams upset win that shocked South Miami in Lake land 54-44. Coach Josh Kohn called it surreal after his team swarmed each other in tears, erasing memories of a championship loss just a year ago. Leading up to the state cham pionship night, it was dj vu for the Huskies. Last season they had ridden out three-straight nail-biter wins before facing Hialeah Gardens and falling in a 63-46 blowout. Not this time, though the Hus kies watched a chance at direct After a decade of planning, Ovie construction. The Oviedo City Council and P.A.C. Land Development will host a groundbreaking ceremo ny on March 21 at 4 p.m. off of Oviedo Boulevard to symboli cally commence construction for Oviedo on the Park, the citys new downtown. Members of the City Council say they look forward to sharing this milestone with Oviedo citizens. Its going to be a great day, said Oviedo Deputy Mayor Steve Henken. Its been long-awaited, and were all looking for ward to it. Possibly the biggest construction project in the history of the city, Oviedo on the Park will include residen tial townhomes, a public park area with an outdoor amphitheater and number of specialty shops. cial this new destination will be for the city. It means everything; its go ing to be a focal point for our citi zens, Henken said. Its going to be a place where many memories are going to be made, a great gath ering place for our citizens to go. It really takes a very, very good RESURRECTING THE SENATORHuskies win rst state titleA year after it was destroyed by a fire, hundreds gathered to dedicate a successor to Floridas oldest, most famous treeSixteen years ago, a plant nursery owner, a science teacher and a team of forestry researchers launched an experiment to clone one of the oldest trees in the world. What they didnt know then aside from whether the project would work at all was that the genetic donor tree, a 3,500-year-old cypress, would soon burn to the ground.Please see SENATOR on page 3 Oviedo on the Park to break groundTIM FREED The Voice Please see OVIEDO on page 2It means everything; its going to be a focal point for our citizens. Deputy Mayor Steve HenkenISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see HAGERTY on page 13 HAGERTYS SEASONOverall: 27-5 District: 11-1

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history March 8, 1950 Volkswagen, maker of the Beetle automobile, expands its product offerings to include a microbus. Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2, the bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies during the 1960s and became an icon of the American counterculture movement. 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 Karenmphillips@bellsouth.netJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.comBrittni Johnson Tim FreedSteven Barnhart DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@TurnstileMediaGroup.comFlorida Press Association & Oviedo/Winter Springs Chambers of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Con nect.CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING city to great. The $200 million project has had its share of challenges and roadblocks that have postponed ed on in 2003, including the death of the original developer. Despite these obstacles, the City Council and its staff have moved the project forward to the construction stage, bringing citizens another step closer to reap ing its rewards. We had a vision and we stuck to it, said Bryan Cobb, Oviedos assistant city manager. Its all part of building a city. step. Whats more exciting is whats coming down the road. While surveying has already tion is set start in early April and is expected to be complete in just over a years time. To see it actually coming up out of the ground nine or 10 years later, it is really a very exciting time for the city, and thats why we want them to come out and share it with us, said Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere. This is all about the residents; this is what the residents have been looking for. Over the next few years as its being built out, its just going to be more and more exciting as they see that construction happening.OVIEDO | City took more than a decade CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGENotes Racing into OviedoNAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 13,360 square feet in the industrial facility located at 521 S. Econ Circle in Oviedo. The new tenant, BC Racing North America Inc. based in Cas selberry, is expanding and moving from a smaller building in Longwood. State-of-the-art school The Oviedo ofce of construction man ager Charles Perry Partners Inc. completed Orange County Public Schools new $25 million Westridge Middle School, a state-of-the-art magnet school located at 3800 W. Oak Ridge Road in Orlando.SSC honored for diversitySeminole State College of Florida is a nalist for The Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Semi nole State College was recognized in the Advancing Diversity category for its sustained faculty, staff and student diver sity programs and for its unique, 10-year commitment to producing the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American playwright August Wilson.UCF gets research grantCongressman John L. Mica announced that the University of Central Florida has been awarded a competitive continuation grant for clinical research related to neurological disorders. This $314,491 grant is awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.Golf cart registrationThe Winter Springs Police Departments Code Enforcement Division will be holding its annual Golf Cart Registration event at the Tuskawilla Country Club located at 1500 Winter Springs Blvd. on March 9 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Please bring photocopies of all required documents.Publix proGary Bouton, treasurer of The OviedoWinter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, is one of ve recipients to be honored with the 2012 George W. Jenkins Award from Publix Super Markets. The prestigious award, named for Publixs late founder, is the companys highest honor. The All-Around Geneva Relay for Life team helped raise money to ght cancer on March 2.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE CHILI FIGHTS CANCER

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Page 3 The Senator, a tree that served for thousands of years as a tower ing guidepost for Native Ameri cans and explorers, was confollowing morning, in a clearing at the far end of a boardwalk cut ting through Longwoods Big Tree Parks dense, marshy grove, all that still stood of its 125-foot trunk was a blackened stump of jagged wood pointed toward the sky. Forestry workers didnt know then that 185 miles north, hidden behind a stand of live oak trees, a piece of The Senator was still alive. An unusual journey was about to begin. One year and a few weeks after its death, visitors celebrated oldest tree on March 2. The new tree, called The Phoenix, already towered more than 50 feet above the ground on the day that it was transplanted just a few feet away from its predecessor. What you see around you has been quite the undertaking, Joe Abel, the director of leisure ser vices in Seminole County, said to the visitors as they stared at The wanted to give a rebirth to The Senator in a new way. Don Rockwood, a University of Florida forest genetics research er who was involved in the proj ect, stood in front of the parks massive new resident and told the story of how The Phoenixs pro genitor had lived so improbably long, and how a team saved it be fore they knew its fate. At that time, I think none of us thought preserving The Sena tor would be as important as it is today, Rockwood said. Up to the late 1990s, aside from fencing it in, nobody had tried to preserve the tree before, he said. After all, it had done an admirable job of preserving itself. For more than three millennia, The Senator named after Flor ida Sen. Moses Overstreet, who donated the land on which the tree stood in 1927 showed a remarkable will to live. It survived countless storms before a hurri cane ripped off the top 47 feet of the 165-foot-tall tree in 1925. Even after being violently truncated to 118 feet, it grew another seven feet tall in the next few decades. Fast forward to 1997, up a lone ly two-lane stretch of Northwest County Road 53 where barbed wire fences stitch Lafayette Coun ty into a patchwork of farm plots like a quilt viewed from above. Marvin Buchanan, a North Flori da nursery owner, was creating a cypress tree grove. He just needed the tree cuttings to grow them from hundreds of them. No one really cared where the cuttings came from, Buchanan said of the project he was working on with the University of Florida. We wanted to get as many clones and copies as we could get all over the United States to go into the orchard. By a stroke of luck, a group of cypress tree enthusiasts were looking to preserve some of the oldest and tallest species in the country at the same time. One of them, Layman Hardy, a science teacher from Miami, happened to be in Big Tree Park just after a branch from The Senator broke off and hurtled to the ground in a storm. That branch had tiny buds on it, the keys to cloning a tree. He brought it to Buchanans farm, where clippings from the branch were grafted into roots of other cypress trees. The tiny trees that sprang up were transplanted to sink roots of their own. [The Senators cloning mate rial] was just a good source from a really big tree, Buchanan said. We planted some, and as it turns out, the children do have some very good characteristics. From that point, 10 trees, all clones of The Senator, started their trip skyward. The odds were one in 10 that the project would be a success, Rockwood said. If any of those steps had failed, we would not be where we are today. From the start, the little trees seemed to beat those odds. But soon the odds made a comeback. By 2002, three of the trees were dead. We cant really put a handle on why three of them died, Bu chanan said. Its just like any creature in the universe, some of them just die. When you take a cutting and try to graft it, thats about what you get. When you graft a bud onto a cypress, its very, very hard to do. Only about 10 percent survive. After the three deaths, Buchanans trees seemed to be out of the barring diseases, the rest were likely to keep growing. The seven ish, growing at an incredible rate. Over the next few years many of the researchers involved with the project from the start moved on, as the tree that would become The Phoenix grew more than three feet per year, thriving as the project faded from view. In an instant the trees fate On a cold January night in 2012, investigators said Sara Barnes, a part-time model with a stargazing hobby and a history of methamphetamine arrests, snuck into Big Tree Park, climbed into the hollow base of The Senator, was out of control. By the time the call came in to Seminole County hours; still burning, the top 100 feet of the tree collapsed. At the time of The Senators demise, the cloning project of hundreds of random trees in Buchanans grove in North Florida had been all but forgotten. But Scott Sager, a forestry specialist who used to teach at the Universi ty of Florida, had a long memory, Rockwood said. He just happened to remem ber this project and yes indeed we had seven candidates that could replace the senator, Rockwood said. One day in August, Buchanans phone rang with a special or tor, or at least an identical clone of it, would grow again in Big Tree Park. Buchanans crew started dig ging. It takes six months to pre pare a tree the size of The Sena tors replacement for transplant. The roots fan out dozens of feet, so surgically removing most of them, then coaxing the tree to grow its roots in a tight ball without kill ing it, takes months. During transport, a crane and a tractor-trailer bear the massive weight. involved with the project put for ward tens of thousands of dollars for park renovation, fencing, secu rity systems and an arts grant to use parts of The Senators enor mous trunk to create a memorial. They prepared a site for the new tree, hollowing out the marshy from The Senator. The new cypress tree needed cials had held a contest among local schools to name an 89-foot-tall, 2,000-year-old tree just a few feet away from The Senator. Students from Geneva Elementary named it Lady Liberty, and the name stuck. When they announced an other contest to choose a name for The Senators replacement, fourth-grader May Frangoul made Geneva Elementary famous again when she came up with the name The Phoenix. Again, the name stuck. Since the Phoenix is a mythi cal bird that rises out of the ashes, I thought it would be good for the tree since it got burned down and now theres a new one that got planted, May said. On March 2, May was there to welcome the tree home, but Bu chanan wasnt. Up at his nursery along that lonely stretch of twolane, he still had hundreds of trees light, the project that resurrected one of the worlds oldest trees is slowly fading into obscurity again. Buchanan said thats how he prefers it anyway. Its a feel-good situation, but I didnt do it for that purpose, Bu chanan said with an easy frank ness. It was just pure old luck of the draw, or providence. God has a hand in everything. I assume he had a hand in this as well. After the dedication ceremony for the new tree ended, visitors slowly trickled down the board walk toward the clearing in the forest. Few had seen the ancient wooden railing, some struggled to hold back tears as they stared. Frozen in time, the charred base of The Senator rests still pointed toward the heavens. Just a few feet away, tiny buds are already growing on The Phoenixs spindly brown branches, reaching for the sky. Call and reserve your space today!Deborah Sheehy / 407-563-7009 / DSheehy@turnstilemediagroup.comDONT MISS OUTon the2013 Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide!The Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide will be printed and inserted into the Winter Park-Maitland Observer on April 11, and the Seminole Voice on April 12. is comprehensive directory will not only serve as an invaluable resource, but will allow you to showcase your business or service directly to local contacts. Parents will be looking at a variety of activities for their children in addition to preparing them for a new school year. ADVERTISING RATES: Business Card (3.5 x 2.5) ......... $60 Quarter Page (3.5 x 4.625) ..... $100 Half Page (7.25 x 4.625) ......... $150 Full Page (7.25 x 9.5) .............. $275 Back Cover .................................. $325Space Reservation deadline Mar. 29 Ad Materials deadline Apr. 110% discount given for prepayment (by April 4) All ready-made ad materials to be provided in PDF format, fonts embedded, CMYK format, 300 dpi for 150 line screen output at 100% of size. Summer Camp Summer Fun activities (for kids, teens or even families) Vacation Bible School Exercise/Health Open Houses at schools over the summer Doctors ofces for checkups over the summer: eyes, ears, physicals, speech, therapy, dentist Educational Swimming Tutoring ADDED VALUE: When you buy advertising in the Summer guide, well run an ad in the Back to School section of the newspaper of your choice (Observer or Voice):Summer guide Back to School section Full page ad ......................1/2 page ad 1/2 page ad .......................1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad .......................1/8 page ad Business card ad ..............Business card adEXTRA ADDED VALUE: If you choose to buy a full page ad, well give you an advertorial of 400-500 words that will run in the 10,000 guides being printed.The Summer Fun & Entertainment Guide is perfect for: SENATOR | Project to clone the tree was nearly forgotten before the tragic day when The Senator burned CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEMay Frangoul, a fourth-grade student from Geneva Elementary, won a contest to name the tree with her name, The Phoenix, recalling the mythical bird that rises from the ashes of its predecessor. 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Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history March 11, 1818 Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, is published. The book, by then 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently referred to as the worlds first science-fiction novel. Family Calendar As the only professional musical theatre in Central Florida and one of few le in the state, e Playhouse continues its tradition of producing highly entertaining and upliing musicals featuring professional actors and musicians. e Winter Park Playhouse is a 501(c) (3) non-prot charitable organization and is proudly associated with Actors Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers. e seven (7) show Series includes:8 TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70sJune 21 30 & July 11 20, 2013 Preview: June 20Conceived by Rick Seeber; Musical Arrangements by Michael GribbinBoogie down through 10 years of groundbreaking music! This Baby Boomers dream come true is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century and features the music of The Carpenters, Patti Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many more! An infectious, joyous celebration!Minneapolis Star TribuneFOREVER PLAIDAugust 2 24, 2013 Preview: August 1Written and Originally Directed by Stuart RossJourney back to the 1950s when four young, eager male singers are miraculously revived for a posthumous chance to perform the show that never was, after being killed in a car crash on the way to their rst big concert! Featuring a collection of 30 hit songs from the decade! Letter perfect! Sweet, funny and thoroughly amusing. The New York Times Screamingly funny! Entirely enchanting, utterly entertaining! The New York Post I LOVE YOU, YOURE PERFECT, NOW CHANGESeptember 13 October 5, 2013 Preview: September 12Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music by Jimmy RobertsBack by popular demand!! Dubbed Seinfeld set to music! this musical comedy exposes everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit!! The 2nd longest running show OffBroadway! Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway! Gannett Newspapers CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN!!!November 15 24 & December 5 14, 2013 Preview: November 14Conceived by Roy Alan; Narrative by Todd Allen Long; Musical Arrangements by Christopher LeavyTake a stroll down memory lane as we pay tribute to two of Americas most wellloved composers of all time, George and Ira Gershwin! This high-energy song and dance celebration will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Featuring a collection of Gershwin favorites, including Embraceable You, Ive Got a Crush on You, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, and SWonderful! Who could ask for anything more?BREAKIN UP IS HARD TO DOJanuary 24 February 15, 2014 Preview: January 23Book by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters; Music by Neil Sedaka; Lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greeneld, and Phillip CodyRelive all the excitement and innocence of your rst kiss with this delightful, upbeat musical featuring the songs of hit songwriter Neil Sedaka. Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together, and the chart-topping title song.SISTERS OF SWING: THE STORY OF THE ANDREWS SISTERSMarch 7 29, 2014 Preview: March 6Written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage; Musical Arrangements and Continuity by Raymond BergFollow the famous trio, LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews, from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars and entertaining American GIs overseas. The score features elegant harmonies and over twenty hit songs like Dont Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and many more! a musical night to remember a knockout offering. The Albany Daily Gazette A personal, witty and poignant portrait Miami HeraldFORBIDDEN BROADWAYS GREATEST HITSApril 25 May 17 Preview: April 24Created and Written by Gerard AlessandriniLaugh out loud as Broadways greatest musical legends meet Broadways greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatres greatest stars and songwriters. Consistently riotous! The New York Times Gut-bustingly funny! Its a Forbidden pleasure The New York PostFor more information on all shows call The Winter Park Playhouse box ofce at 407-645-0145 or visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org. The Winter Park Playhouse is located at 711 Orange Avenue, Suite C Winter Park, FL 32789.The Winter Park Playhouse Announces its 2013-2014 Series of Professional Musical Theatre Until eight months ago, Robert McRainey had never been cycling in his life. The bike that he bought 25 years ago had remained un touched, and was beginning to collect dust in the garage of his Casselberry home. self on a bike at least three times a week, taking a spinning class and riding outdoors whenever he can. While some cyclists take classes to improve their endurance or lose weight, McRainey and the 20 other participants in his spinning class are after something else: a better quality of life with Parkin sons disease. Cyclist Roy Roden came to the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center in Winter Park last Wednesday to share the story of his 4,500 mile ride across the U.S. with Parkin sons disease, an inspiration to McRainey and the other members of the centers Pedaling for Par kinsons Program a stationary cycling class founded on research showing a reduction in symptoms by pedaling a bicycle. After receiving the surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), an electronic device that enables the brain to control movement better, Roden set off on his journey with his wife Lynn from Seattle, Wash., in November. Three months later they arrived in Florida, making a stop in Orlando to speak at the Crosby YMCA before arriving at Its awe-inspiring to see him get his life back, do the DBS and let everybody know that the DBS is working, said McRainey, who was diagnosed two years ago. With him pedaling across the U.S. like that, we would never think that we could do something like that, and the fact that hes do ing it just gives us something to shoot for. Maybe not at quite that level, but we have the ability; all we have to do is go for it. As Roden continues his jour ney toward Miami and a better life with Parkinsons disease, the members of the Pedaling for Par kinsons Program continue on their own journey as well, gaining small victories every time they sit on the bike. The Pedaling for Parkinsons program began in 2012 when Howie Apple, a Parkinsons suffered and co-instructor of the pro gram, found research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic showing that up to 35 percent of symptoms were reduced when Parkinsons patients rode a bicycle, optimally at a rate of 80 to 90 revolutions per minute. Apple approached the Crosby YMCA about a pro gram, and in June of that year, the classes. McRainey has started to see success with his own symptoms. Before the cycling classes, he of ten felt fatigued due to his medi cation, and was forced to take three naps every day. After eight months of classes though, he has now gone down to only one nap every other day. McRainey also mentioned that his depression, a common symptom of Parkinsons disease, too has dwindled. I think its amazing. I think everyone is entitled to have the best quality of life thats available to them so they can be more active in the community, said Brittany ordinator for the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center. The fact the re search backs up what theyre doing is even better. Apple, his wife Debbie and coinstructor Terri Callanan are cur rently monitoring the progress of the programs members, and plan to submit statistics to prove the ef fectiveness of cycling, and to show the improvement of the riders. With the Pedaling for Parkinsons Program at the Crosby Center being the only program of its kind in Central Florida, Apple also hopes that it will expand. It means so much to face down the giant, the fact that youre having to deal with this disease, which is degenerative as time goes on, McRainey said. A lot of people may want to give up. The camaraderie by being in volved with other folks that are facing the same problem, where you become a community in itself, is just amazing. Its the difference between night and day as far as that goes.Cycle therapy gives hope to Parkinsons patientsTIM FREED The VoiceMARCH 8Celebrate St. Patricks Day early on March 8 with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park featuring The Forefathers from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit the city of Casselberry website at cassel berry.org, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507.MARCH 9Its the 19th annual Taste of Oviedo at the Oviedo Mall. The annual culi nary event brings together food and entertainment in one place to show case Oviedos culinary talents. Bring the kids and an empty stomach to the Oviedo Mall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9, followed by reworks. From 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 9, its the fth anniversary Celery Ball presented by Creative Sanford. Sup port Celery Soup, Floridas folk life play! For more information or to get your tickets, visit celerysoupsanford. com Dinner and Movie Night at the Geneva Bijou is at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Rural Heritage Center. Pizza and old-fashioned fun await for a dona tion of $5 per person or $3 for kids younger than 16. Email GenevaHGS@ aol.com for more information. Its a Party! Celebrate Seminoles 100 years at the Seminole County Public Librarys Sunshine Storytelling Festival. Its from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Pro fessional Entertainers include Florida Folktales with Katie Adams; the Giving Tree Drum Circle led by Steve Turner; and Florida Cracker Tales & Music with Kim Rivers and Nancy Crockford. Fun games and activities for kids also included. For more information, call 407-6651500 or visit seminolecoun ty.gov/libraries On Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. jazz comes alive at Lake Con cord Park, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. This free event will entice all jazz lovers to gather and be engulfed in the enjoyment of the transcendent smooth jazz sounds of Euge Groove. Seminole County Animal Services is hosting its 10th Annual Pet AdoptA-Thon on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy the fun and maybe nd a new pet. For more info call 407-665-5208 or email dgagliano@seminolecounty.govMARCH 16HOPEs second annual Sham Rock n Run 5K takes off at 8 a.m. on March 16 at UCFs Lake Claire Recreation Area. Bring your best Irish costume (prizes will be awarded) and your best Irish cheer. Free beer after the race! Visit hopehelps.org for more informa tion. Its Easter Egg Painting from 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle. Visit casselberry.org/register for more information.

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Page 5 SENIOR VOICE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! Now that tax season is here, and the de bate over tax rates has been resolved (at least for now), you can focus on your tax return, which is due on April 15. As you work on your return, you may see some areas in which youd like to make some changes for 2013 and beyond and one of these areas may be your investments. Specifically, can you find ways to become a more tax-smart investor? You may be able to benefit from taking the following steps: Max out on your IRA Depend ing on your income level, you may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to a traditional IRA. And your earnings can grow on a tax-deferred basis.* (Roth IRA contributions are not deductible, but your earnings and eventual distributions will be tax-free, provided you meet certain con ditions.) You can contribute to your IRA for 2012 right up until the tax-filing dead line on April 15. And for 2013, the annual IRA contribution limit has increased, from $5,000 to $5,500 (or $6,500, if youre 50 or older). Boost your 401(k) contributions. You generally contribute pre-tax dollars to your 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. (Depending on your employ er, you may even be able to make Roth contri butions to your 401(k) plan.) So, every time your salary goes up, you may want to consider increasing your 401(k) contributions. For 2013, you can put in up to $17,500 to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). If youre 50 or older, you can add another $5,500 on top of the contribution limit. Consider tax-advantaged investments If you can afford to put money away even after youve reached the limits on your IRA and your 401(k), you might want to consider other tax-advantaged investments. For exam ple, you may be able to benefit from investing in municipal bonds, which provide interest payments that are free of federal taxes, and, in some cases, free of state and local taxes, too. (Some municipal bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax.) Another in vestment possibility is a fixed annuity, which offers tax-deferred earnings growth. Your fi nancial and tax advisors can help you deter mine which, if any, tax-favored investments may be suitable for your individual needs. Avoid frequent buying and selling Many people constantly buy and sell invest ments, hoping to boost their returns. Such frequent trading is usually ineffective, how ever and it can also be taxing. If you sell an investment that youve held for one year or less, you may have to pay the short-term capital gains rate, which is the same as your ordinary income tax rate. But when you sell an investment that youve held for more than one year, youll be assessed the more favor able long-term capital gains rate, which will be 15% or 20%, depending on your income level. So, as you can see, you have a real incentive to be a buy-and-hold investor. Generally speaking, taxes, by themselves, shouldnt drive your investment decisions. Instead, you should focus on an invest ments suitability for your risk tolerance and long-term goals. Work with your financial ad visor and tax professional to see how you may be able to make progress toward your objectives and still keep control of your in vestment-related taxes. Taxes are due upon withdrawal and withdrawals prior to age 59 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.Follow Tax-smart Investment Moves Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 Sroom, an elastic rubberized workout band at the foot of each one. their walkers in a perfect row down one wall, differing size pill bottles, accompanying canes or decorative beads lining the baskets differentiating each one. They walk, no longer hunched over their wheeled walkers, to take their seats in the ever-crowding room. Spines straight up in the chairs, they wait as Crosby YMCAs trainer, Bethany Mikesell, takes the stage. Everyone in place, with the press of play on the CD boom box, Thursdays 10 a.m. chair exercise is underway. Hit the Road Jack begins as the class of seniors, participants on any day rang ing in from age 80 to 101, stomp their feet rhythmically to the beat. Bethany has care fully crafted the choreography to match the music and the needs of those in the class. Make sure youre moving from your hips, not your knees, she instructs midsong. Left foot out and in, out and in, she continues as her audience mimes along in movements, and mouths echo the lyrics as What will be, will be, they sing together on cue. Its a well-oiled program designed to work the groups well-worn joints designed by Mikesell through the Crosby YMCAs dents up and active. In the seven months since she started, the program has changed, but subtly. Im always teaching them new things, but I keep the old things around to help them with that long-term memory, Mike sell said. Im working your body and your mind. From chair classes to water aerobics and abs classes, she provides different pro YMCA helps seniors get fitSARAH WILSON The Voice Please see YMCA on page 6 PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICESeniors are pushing their lim its at a new class at the May ower, which takes well-seasoned sitters and gets them moving again.

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Page 6 coordinator Betty Nelson says has been invaluable to her residents. That is such an important part of their lives, the exercise, Nel son said. The Y has helped us to bring up the quality of life for our residents. From class-goers no longer needing walkers, to shedding inches from their waists, Mikesell said she loves bonding and shar ing success stories amongst the residents. Its gotten to where youll know when someone has a new boyfriend or girlfriend because theyll start coming to the abs class, Mikesell said with a smile, lowering her voice so lingering class-goers cant hear. Resident Mary Varty said shes seen improvement in both her waistline and the attitudes of her neighbors since the classes began. [The classes] are really won derful, because in a retirement home theres a lot of people here that just sit, Varty said. This gets us up and moving. Marion McKay, a 15-year May ent one of the 18 classes Bethany day. I look forward to coming ev ery day, McKay said. Were not always doing the same thing We get to use our brains along with our limbs. A favorite class of McKays to take, and Mikesell to teach, hapballroom in the community pool. In the water, Mikesell said, years of aching joints and poor posture melt away. They have that freedom of motion that they dont have on land because of gravity, she said. They can even jog in the water, ibility For those 20 minutes theyre able to be totally free of that walker. At the Oviedo YMCA seniors with an array of options avail able for them every day. Group Fitness Director Darlene Kochan chair classes, the Y offers a dif ferent program nearly every day that caters to senior citizens its SilverSneakers program of mixed Its their favorite time, she said. They get to socialize and work on getting healthy. Mary St. Pierre, district com munications director for the Y, said the Oviedo YMCA is also in talks with a local retirement home to bus in residents to participate The main thing is focusing on getting them healthy, Kochan ibility and range of motion Its about building on those strengths they utilize in everyday life. stage is a blue and white cooler, closed with electrical cords coming out the sides. We know shes here when the coolers here, says a resident in the class, spurring nods and laugher from about the room. around electric-charged heating pads, a special touch Mikesell has concocted for chilly days when her students get out of the heated pool after water workouts. She makes us feel special, Varty said. I love that, I hate the word elderly. I dont feel that way. Seasoned Mikesell suggests as a replacement adjective for el derly to describe her students. Varty approves, laughing as she leans over her walker after class. Nelson said those special provided through Mikesell and been a win-win for both sides since the beginning. All these little things add to it, it shows Hey, you guys are special, and thats how we want out residents to feel, she said. And thats what Bethany helps us do. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! 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You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! What are the real Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage? Why wouldnt I want a Reverse Mortgage? What is the expected rate vs the initial interest rate? How much equity do I have in my home? Get all your questions answered by talking with a Reverse Mortgage Broker who has been originating Reverse Mortgage loans for 9 years. FHA insured HECM for Purchases and Refinance.Call or email Kathy Krug, Your Orlando area Expert!Kathy Krug First Class Mortgage Services Inc. 407 Lake Howell Rd, Suite #103 Maitland, FL 407.695.9739 kathyakrug@gmail.com NMLS #941740 Is a Reverse Mortgage for Me? YMCA | Oviedo YMCA offers classes for all levels of ability for seniors, helping them to get moving again CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 For more information about senior tness programs offered by the local Central Florida YMCAs, visit ymcacentralorida.com SENIOR-FOCUSED FITNESS CLASSES AT THE OVIEDO YMCA:CHAIR FITNESSTuesdays and Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.CHAIR STRETCHTuesday and Thursdays 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.AQUA STARTER CLASSESMonday through Friday Times varySILVERSNEAKERSMonday through Friday 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

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Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: Senior Calendar Disabled veterans who participate in adaptive sports experience less stress, less dependency on medication and more independence. The Department of Veterans Affairs knows this and has load ed its calendar with the Golden Age Games, Summer Sports Clinics, Training-ExposureExperience (TEE) Tournament (golf), Wheelchair Games and the Winter Sports Clinic. Coming July 13 to 18 is the 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa. The 17 events include air guns, ar chery, basketball, bowling, track ized wheelchair rally, nineball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, trapshooting and weightlifting. The registration deadline is April 15, and is limited to 550 athletes. Get your registration packet online at www.va.gov/ opa/speceven/ssc or call Para lyzed Veterans of America at 800424-8200, ext. 752 or 657. If you were OEF/ OIF/OND, there is a grant program for expenses if this want to go, get started on the pa perwork. One requirement is that your doctor must sign a Physical Exam Form (Forms C & D). If youre unable to attend, check for a sports club near you. The Sports Club Finder on the VAs webpage linked above has an index of clubs by state and ZIP code. For example, ZIP code 83709 (Boise, Idaho) lists Para lympic Sport Boise, which has summer swimming and triathlon. ZIP code 27105 lists Triad Trackers, which is a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. The listing notes that 15 percent of the mem bers are disabled veterans. ZIP code 68134, which is Omaha, Neb., lists a chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. It offers both summer and winter Paralympic sports, including archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, boccia, hockey and bowling.Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send email to columnreply@ gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Coming to a Walmart or Sams Club near you: a self-service health booth. SoloHealth Stations are interactive kiosks that could keep you from going to your doctor for proper medical care. There, Ive said it. Im against them. Heres how they work: You sit at a machine and answer questions about your lifestyle, what you eat and the health of family members. You get cuffed and have your blood pressure checked. You weigh in, get your eyes checked and learn your body mass index (BMI). You get advice on vitamins and pain management and heartburn. (How convenient that the machine will even tell you what aisle the vitamins are on.) One-stop health monitoring, say those who are responsible for putting these machines in WalMarts. But is a machine going to notice if youre looking a bit pale? While its taking your blood pressure, will it also listen to your heart and notice just the faintest little blip that shouldnt be there? How do you ask it questions? And what of privacy? Youll enter a lot of personal information into the machine when you sit down for your do-it-yourself health exam. Where does that information go? Down the road, those same machines will be able to assess your diabetes risk, enroll you in a medical-care policy and who knows what else. There is a proposal to let these machines help you diagnose whether you have high cholesterol and even pick up an over-the-counter drug for it. Make yourself a promise: If youre tempted to use one of these health kiosks, go ahead, but send the results to your doctor. Its one thing to play with hightech toys. Its quite another to turn your health over to an electronic gadget without any human medical intervention.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Health booth cant replace doctorsAdaptive sports for disabled vets Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 MARCH 15 Have a fun-lled family bonding night of Bingo with the Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department. Prizes will be award ed to the winners of each game played. Space is limited. First come, rst served. Concession will be sold. Any business interested in becoming a sponsor of this event please give us a call. Its all start ing at 7 p.m. March 15 at Riverside Park, 1600 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. The cost is $2 per card per person with a ve-card minimum. Call 407-971-5575 for more information. MARCH 16-17If youre waiting for free admission to Leu Gardens, your wait is over. During their annual plant sale admission to the gardens is free! Visit Leu Gardens on Sat urday, March 16, or Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leu Gardens is lo cated at 1920 N. Forrest Ave. in Orlando. For more information call 407-246-2620.MARCH 20The public is invited to attend a symposium with the U.S. Surgeon General and four past U.S. Surgeons General, who will be speaking on womens health issues. This free event is Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon with registration at 10 a.m., and will be held at Florida Hos pitals Werner Auditorium, 601 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. To register, visit fhdls.org ONGOINGCheck out Chairobics at the Casselberry Recreation Center located at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. This innovative sitdown exercise class is a compilation of low impact aerobic routines customized to meet the needs of those individuals who are semi-ambulatory. Its free and runs from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066 for more information. Join the Casselberry Recreation Centers Line Dancing class from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays to burn calories, increase metabolism, stimulate endorphins (the bodys feel-good hormone), relieve de pression and anxiety and, in addition. Its at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. The cost is $2 per class. Contact Joan Lichenberger at 407-321-1779 for more information. Through April 16, AARP will be offering free tax assistance Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. at the Maitland Senior Center, located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Assistance is on a rst-come, rstserve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Ofce at 407-539-6251 for more information. The AARP Foundation offers free, indi vidualized tax preparation for lowto moderate-income taxpayers, with an em phasis on serving elders. To nd a loca tion near you, visit aarp.org The news page of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs includes the latest on budget recommendations, Medicaid managed care changes, and more. Visit the page at elderaffairs.state..us Learn basic skills to become a more effective caregiver at this free series, which is offered on four consecutive Fridays March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more infor mation visit adrcares.org to download the yer. The Alzheimers & Dementia Re source Center will provide care for your loved one while you attend the classes. As of Jan. 1 the Elder Helpline has changed. All senior related calls for Or ange, Seminole, Osceola, and Brevard counties should be directed to the Senior Resource Alliance. For information on se nior services, please call 407-514-1800 or 1-800-96-ELDER (3-5337).

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Senior Solutions and Services ... Square One for Seniors across Central Florida All In One Place One Senior Place ... Revolutionizing the way America shops for Elder Care and Services. 715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 407.949.6733 Presented in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center at One Senior Place 1 Appraisal Fair, 9:30 11:30 By Creating Divine Order, RSVP 407.949.6733 Womens Inspirational Hour,12 1 By Cindy Price, RSVP 407.949.6732 Memory Screenings, 2 -4 By Arden Courts, Appointment Only: 407.949.6733 4 SENIOR CLUB BINGO Day 101 By Family Physicians Group 5 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design 23:30 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6727 6 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 7 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9-3 Exit Real Estate Results Medicare Educational Workshop,10:30 12 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 8 Senior Appreciation Day 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 11 SENIOR CLUB Computer Club 101 By Family Physicians Group 12 Real Estate Workshop, 10 12 By EXIT Real Estate Results, RSVP 407.949.6714 AARP Medicare Complete, 1:30-3 By LTC Advisors, RSVP 407.949.6722 Crafts & Conversation, 2-4 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 13 Opciones de Planes de Medicare, 10 12 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.748.0236 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 14 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Medicare Educational Workshop, 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 15 SPECIAL EVENT! St. Patricks Day BINGO 1 3 Limited Space MUST RSVP! 407.949.6733 18 SENIOR CLUB Movie Day 101 By Family Physicians Group 19 Speaker Series: Things we never plan for 10:30 12 By LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 20 Senior Survival Workshop, 2 -4 The Law Office of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.8700 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3 4:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers 21 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9-3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Medicare Educational Workshop, 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 22 Fitness Club by Arden Courts 11:30 12:30, RSVP 407.949.6733 Vitamins for a Healthy Brain 2 3:30 Presented by Dr. David Smuckler Hosted by ADRC, RSVP 407.843.1910 25 SENIOR CLUB Casino Day 10 1 By Family Physicians Group Medicare Educational Workshop 3 4:30 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 26 27 Elder Law Workshop, 9:30 12:30 Estate Planning Workshop, 2 -4 By The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 34:30 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 28 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 -3 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 29 SAVE THE DATE! Senior Living Options Day Friday, April 19th from 10am 2pm Check out our full calendar of events on our website at OneSeniorPlace.com OneSeniorPlace.com Open Monday -Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

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Page 12 HomesVoice 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, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Change is in the air this spring for future homeowners. The big news is that the Fed eral Housing Administra tion, or FHA, is increasing their monthly mortgage insur ance premium 10 basis points from 125 to 135, and attaching it to the loan for life. Currently the basis points on an FHA loan for the monthly mortgage insurance are 125, and the mortgage insurance can be removed from the loan after appraisal showing at least a 78 percent loan-to-value ratio. The FHA loan limit for Orange and Seminole counties is $353,750, and the conventional loan limit for these same areas is $417,000. Buyers purchasing homes of values higher than this typically opt for one jumbo loan with an average down payment of 20 percent. So the FHA changes dont have much impact on buyers and sellers outside of the aforementioned price ranges. But, for those would-be FHA borrowers currently on the hunt for their dream home, it behooves them to act now and get under contract with an FHA case number prior to April 1, 2013. Lets use a purchase price of $330,000 as an example. FHA will have an upfront mortgage insurance premium, or MIP, of 1.75 percent of the loan amount with 125 basis points monthly premium on loans when the buyer places 3.5 percent down for a term greater than 15 years. Currently the MIP on that $330,000 loan would cost the borrower $329.06 per month, and the borrower would have years of ownership with an appraisal showing at least 22 per cent equity in the home. After April 1, the monthly basis points increase to 135 making the MIP payment on the same $330,000 loan $355.38. Other than the monthly increase in their pay ment, borrowers will now have to make that MIP payment for life. This is a pretty big change. The silver lining in the mortgage market playbook is that more conventional loans are allowing 3 and 5 percent buyers. Now that the housing market is showing increased stability, conventional loans are offering products to consumers with down payment amounts that compete with the FHA minimum down payment of 3.5 percent. Borrowers who go for the FHA loans have done so historically for the lowered down debt-to-income ratio. The debtto-income ratio ceiling for con 45 percent, while FHA generally allows ratios into the mid 50s, said Scott Bowling of REMN in Maitland. The winds of change will continue to blow for future homeowners. The difference now versus a few years ago is the housing markets increased stability, overall growth and options to buy conventional at lowered down payments.Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or Chris tinaSellsOrlando.comMortgage loan options changing for borrowers starting in April 2013 Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate

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Page 13 revenge evaporate in the regional champi onship round when South Miami beat Hia leah Gardens. onship, matching his father Steves at Lake Howell in 2007, and beginning the chase of his brother Reggies three titles at Orlando Christian Prep in recent years. And just as with their previous two heart-attack wins, the Huskies did it with It had been Luke Doyle who had scored the winning shots in two straight games for the Huskies to get them to the moment that started their championship game at the Lakeland Center. The scrappy forward had driven into the paint to sink a wild hook to win the regional championship. Then defender and watched it tickle the twine to send his team to second shot at the champi onship in two years. Then it was Eric Castanedas turn. Cas taneda had played in the shadows during the Huskies last two games, and had trouMiami before he exploded for 17 points to onship. Logan Hovey, who all season had shown a sixth sense for ball control on the court, again helped keep the shooting solid with 15 points of his own. Doyle, who averaged double-digit points the entire postseason, won the MVP award for his game-winning efforts in the Huskies improbable run. with a strong 25-5 record, were nonetheless Huskies hands with two minutes left. When the clock ticked down to zero, all that was left was the cheering. Hoisting Kohns son Asa, who had become somewhat of an celebrated at center court, now historymaking champions. THIS WEEK in sports history March 10, 1941 The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that all of their players would start wearing batting helmets permanently in the upcoming season. It was not long after that many other teams would adopt this safety precaution as well. ADMISSION! ADMISSION! 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 HAGERTY | Huskies went through two heart-stopping games decided by last-second shots before final CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEKnights hit the roadISAAC BABCOCK The VoiceKeith Clanton tried to give Knights fans something to remember in the mens basketball teams last night on their home court this season, but his 29 points wouldnt be enough against one of the top teams in the nation. The Knights (19-10, 8-6) fell to No. 17 Memphis 76-67 March 2. The stellar night by the Knights most prolific shooter appeared to be working in the first half, with the Knights leading the game for most of the game leading up to halftime. But with only three minutes left in the period the Knights relinquished their lead to Memphis (25-4, 14-0) and would never get it back. After the gap widened to 13 points, the Knights clawed their way back within single digits, but it was too late. They hit the road for their final two CUSA games this week. They were at UAB Wednesday at press time, and will face Southern Miss (22-7, 11-3) on March 9. Af ter that, they head to Tulsa for the C-USA Tournament.

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Page 14 This year Im getting higher grades. My teacher wants us to be relaxed and take the time to plan. We even stretch before the test. I still struggle some in math. Kamron B. 10 years old I try to be relaxed. Writing is easier for me. I love to write stories and do creative writing. Sometimes I write at home after I do my homework. Lauren M. 10 years old We learned about narrative and expository writing. I like to write mystery and fantasy. Sometimes we do writing prompts at home. I plan to feel relaxed and stay calm. Jared B. 9 years old I like narrative writing about animals, pets and wildlife. I do some writing at home. The reading test makes me a little nervous. We do projects to practice narrative and expository writing. Haley B. 9 years old The FCAT prompts give us practice. I usually get 100 when we practice. Sometimes I write three or four pages. I just read The Familiars and I liked it. I like reading about ocean animals and any animals. Brooke O. 10 years old Heres what fourth graders at Geneva Elementary said about preparing for the FCAT Writing test.THIS WEEK in political history March 14, 1950 The Federal Bureau of Investigation institutes the Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a news story in 1949 about the toughest guys the FBI wanted to capture. I often ask people what they want to be when they grow up. Sometimes they laugh and tell me they are already grown up, but it is one of those conversation your next job. I thought today I would share some career surveys you can do to help you determine your next path and what you should be doing to get there. We use these tools all the time in my job to help people to focus on their next steps. If you are looking to transfer to a new great tools to help you to narrow down your search. At www.careertest.net/index.htm there is a Myers-Briggs Type test that will give you a good overview of your personality and suggested job types. Mine comes out right on the money. Tony Robbins has a comprehensive This test gives you more insight into your personality and leadership style. The site will send you a detailed report when you complete the test. Check it out at www.tonyrobbins.com/ue/discFor those who are interested in spiri tual gifts for a ministry career or volunteering, www.spiritualgiftstest.com is a good site to determine where you stand. The last thing I always suggest is to list your passions, strengths and abilities, and the things you dont care to do in or der to help you to determine your path.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 tT O SANDI > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi One of my favorite signs of spring is the brief arrival of the white pelicans on the shores of Lake Harney. They arrived this past weekend no doubt surprised by the cold temperatures but enjoying the lower Antiques, buggies & classic carsGeneva cherishes its history, but the cool thing about our village is were always trying something new. Mid-March welcomes an amazing event that hopefully will become a new tradition. If youve attended the Geneva 4th of July parade, you know that the antique and classic car segment is always a showstopper. We are fortunate to have several collections of antique and clas sic cars in our midst, and in a week youll have a chance to see some of them up close and personal.Genevas Hidden GemsCar and Carriage Show will feature a tour of private vehicle collections in our area. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch, all for $20 (if purchased after March 9), with kids age 11 and younger half price at $10. The tour begins at the Rural Heritage Center and all will caravan from there. Imagine the opportunity to admire more than 175 carriages, Model Ts and antique cars and car collections spanning 200 years from 1795 to 1999! Call Janet King for more information at 407-349-1097. You may want to carpool or use a van to make the caravan more efAmerica loves her wheelsFrom the humble carts and wagons that served entrepre neurs, physicians and horse trainers to the private carriages that bespoke of leisure and privilege, our early American transports combined two or four wheels with one to four horses. Did you know that the earliest forerunner of the car riage was the Egyptian chariot that shuttled fresh soldiers into battle? In our early days, carriages were considered a sign of wealth and were taxed as a luxury item. If youre ever in Lexington, Ky., visit the Car riage Museum of America, a library and museum dedicated to the education and preservation of the carriage trade of America. Learn more at car riagemuseumlibrary.orgModel Ts became affordableFords Model T became the vehicle that afforded per sonal transportation to millions of Americans, not just the wealthy. His moving assembly line revolutionized the auto industry by reducing costs and manufacturing time. In the nearly 20 years the Model T reigned, it is estimated that more than 15 million cars were produced. What is forgotten is that Ford created many body styles of the Model T includ ing coupe, sedan, wagon, truck and roadster. It is no wonder that although most of us have never ridden in one, this iconic vehicle nonetheless brings a smile to our lips and fond memories to our parents and grandparents.Commissioners listen Speaking of hidden gems, our rural boundary was again preserved as residents made their objections known by phone, email and in person to the board of Seminole County Commissioners. At issue was a proposal to build a subdivision of up to 20 homes on the western boundary of Seminole Countys protected area. Rural communities banded together and just as Black Hammock and Chuluota supported Gemany from Geneva and Chuluota came to Black Hammocks defense at the afternoon board meeting. Although the board of County Commissioners is al lowed some wiggle room by the 2004 charter amendment, voice rejecting the proposal. This was welcome news to rural residents, but they walk away knowing it will probably not be the last battle.Annual Founders DayDont miss the Annual Founders Day at the Rural Heritage Center on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue, local produce and honey, arts and crafts, live perfor mances, music and a 50/50 lotto plus a pie baking contest will be featured. Contact Rural HeritageCenter@gmail.com for more information.What job to get when you grow up? Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, karenmphillips@bellsouth.net 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 tT O KAREN >Cars, carriages & caravans

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