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Interests .................................................. 3 Calendar .................................................. 6 Athletics .................................................. 9 Home Magnifier.......................................10 Stetsons Corner .................................... 11 Ask Sandi .............................................. 11 Young Voices ......................................... 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 Calendar > 6 Kids home for spring break? Sign them up for sports or wilderness camps starting next week in Oviedo, Winter Springs, Casselberry and beyond. Add some color to your home during your spring cleaning. Voice Homes > 10 Ice Cream Social helps families be close to kids in the hospital. Family > 3 The true story of Jackie Robinson, a black baseball player who broke the Major Leagues decades-long segregation. Opening this week: Parents of Oviedo and Winter Springs elementary school students will have a last chance to voice their opinions about a proposed school rezoning at a meeting April 16. The school rezoning would af fect students in Sterling Park, East brook, Red Bug, Keeth, Rainbow, Lawton, Evans, Stenstrom, Caril lon, Partin, Walker and Geneva el ementary schools, shifting students from overcrowded schools to those farther below capacity. More than 900 students would be relocated if the plan goes for ward as proposed by Seminole County Schools Superintendent the School Board March 12. I hope we can all embrace the change that we as a district are go ing through in a positive light, School Board member Tina Calde rone said after that decision. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. in Sanford. The Florida High School Athletic Association took another hit on April 9th as the Florida House Education Committee passed House Bill 1279. The bill includes said would make illegal recruit ing between high schools easier to hide and lead to an unfair bal ance in competition. Legislators argued that it will help keep the FHSAAs power in check. The amount of power they have is just unbounded, Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, said. There have been a number of occasions of them really over stepping their boundaries. Home searches that seek to verify whether or not a student lives in the residency shown on his or her school records would no longer be allowed; while si multaneously investigations into those matters would be limited to 90 days. The bill would also place the costs of the investiga tions squarely on the shoulders of the FHSAA instead of the school in question. Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, the legislator who proposed the bill, had suggested in previous statements that this would level FHSAA and parents and stu dents. Just before presenting the bill to the Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 4, Metz added in some additional lan guage. If the bill is made into a law, students would be allowed to participate at another pub lic school in an extracurricular activity if their school does not offer it. Additionally, a student will not automatically be ruled ineligible if they participate on a summer league team and then play for that coach in school the following year. Even after evidence is collect ed by the FHSAA, the case has to be presented to an administra ruling on a students eligibility. FHSAA executive director Dr. Roger Dearing had said publicly in the past that this bill would not only undermine the Associa tions ability to enforce the rules, but conjointly students could play a sport in one school while playing a different sport at an other. One local coach said that this bill would not only have an effect on student-athletes, but coaches as well. I think it would make it dif a player doesnt like how much time theyre [playing at a school] then they might be out of there much quicker. said University Amid the chill of the early morn ing hours on Saturday a team of construction workers labored to lift four massive beams into place, hanging precariously over State Road 436. Flying over the top of the massive commuter artery and landing on Red Bug Lake Road, the giant I-beams are the beginning of the bridge that voluted six-way intersection. And it will do it without stop Consisting of 28 beams, sup 436, the bridge will eliminate the The beams, averaging 100 feet in length and weighing in at any where between 33,000 to 74,000 pounds each, will carry tens of thousands of cars per day. Construction crews used two skyscraper-tall cranes to lift the pieces, steadied by two smaller cranes. Like a giant erector set, each piece was lowered into place, then secured, before the next truck rolled in with another piece of the puzzle. were completed over the past weekend with more to follow in successive weekends. As the bridge segments are installed, Drive will be detoured to accom modate the construction. The project cost, budgeted at $30 million, is born jointly by the Florida Department of Transpor tation and local county govern ment, said FDOT public infor mation manager Steve Olson. Included in that cost is an in dependent consulting engineer whose job it is to provide over sight to the project, reporting weekly to the FDOT. We are in constant contact, Olson said. Estimates for completion of the project range anywhere from November 2013 to early spring 2014, depending on potential weather and utility delays. Authorities are anxious, how ever, to wrap up the project in time for the next one, another Seminole Countys big lift ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Construction crews will be working all night on coming weekends to create a yover bridge that will improve the troubled State Road 436/Red Bug Lake Road intersection that channels more than 150,000 cars per day. Please see BRIDGE on page 2 Bill stripping FHSAA power gains momentum STEVEN BARNHART The Voice School rezone to get final vote ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see FHSAA on page 2 Boy Scouts become bat-men as they solve Geneva fire stations problem. Interests > 4

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Fords Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835 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. &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Highway 17-92, which is slated to begin in January 2014. done before the 17-92 project will be in full swing, Olson said. The project has caused un avoidable interruptions to traf the area, but Casselberry Mayor dent it will all be worth it in the end. We want to be sure that its as residentially and commercial ly friendly as it can be, Glancy said. There are some businesses it always hurts, she said, recall ing a time when her own fathers business closed because of road construction. Its one of those things theres always going to be some body whos affected by it and we hate that. The city, in the meantime has relaxed their codes on signage, allowing more leniency in an ef fort to help businesses attract at tention during the construction period. Its going to be a great change when its completed, she said. Its certainly going to free up and help people to breeze through that area. According to the Department of Transportation website, the intersection at 436 and Red Bug handles more than 150,000 cars per day with peak hours during the morning and evening rush. over the busy intersection to the bridge will continue without stopping through the intersec tion, allowing for much smoother access through the busy area. when its all complete, Glancy said. BRIDGE | Flyover project is hoped to be completed before 17-92 bridge in Fern Park C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE High School varsity basketball head coach Billy Owens. [The bill] would give all of the authority back to the players. If a guy, for example, isnt getting enough shots he may go over to another school just because he thinks hell get more shots. Another coach isnt as con cerned with the effects the bill could have on an athletes ability to transfer, but on the students themselves. If youre shopping your kid around because of athletics its not best for their overall develop ment. I dont support recruiting, said Scott Gomrad, head coach of Winter Springs varsity wrestling. As long as youre running your program the right way and helping them grow, parents [will] see their growth and develop ment. Winter Springs lost two-time state champion wrestler Brandon Hatchett to a transfer to Oviedo High School in 2006. Oviedo was later sanctioned by the FHSAA and banned from postseason com petition for three years for ille gally transferring athletes into the school by falsifying addresses and having them live with coaches. Gomrad said that while some parents and students think that going to another school solves all of their problems, he warns that it could do even further damage to the student. If that bill passes and kids are moving around, it doesnt always tures, added Gomrad. [If you] treat them like professional ath letes they miss out on the point of high school athletics, which is to Though the bill has built up some legislative momentum, it will need to pass through the Florida House of Representatives and Senate before it can be signed by Gov. Rick Scott. FHSAA | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Part of a yover bridge extends precariously over trafc where State Road 436 connects simultaneously with Red Bug Lake Road and Winter Park Drive. The project is expected to be nished in time for a U.S. Highway 17-92 project.

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Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history April 17, 1964 The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America, and approximately 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs in its first year. Crackling lightning and howling winds couldnt rattle the concen tration of boys bent over work tables laden with stacks of wood, drills, measuring tapes, adhesive tubes, planes and pencils. Mem bers of Geneva Boy Scout Troop 837 gathered in the vehicle bay of Geneva Fire Department Sta tion 42 on the rainy Sunday af ternoon of March 24 to assemble new housing for some Geneva residents in need of relocation: A growing colony of bats that had taken up residence in the attic of supplied an appropriately eerie backdrop, but the scouts were quick to say that bats are misun derstood, not creepy. Thirteenyear-old Dalton Walker of Geneva said, Bats are really a close-knit species. They are not scary like I thought. I like the cause to con serve them because bats are a very Just before the thunderstorm, Lt. Don McBryde pointed to the brown stains on some of the out side walls showed evidence of just a few areas on one wall, but now you can see how it spread, McBryde said. Apparently we have happy bats. Guano is the excrement that bats leave behind, and the dark brown accumulation Relocation wins over extermination Fortunately for the bat colony, McBryde has a friend who is a bat rescue advocate. He learned that relocating the colony could be as simple as providing a nearby bat house with a scent trail of guano leading up to it. Pre-fab bat hous es can be pricey, but McBryde learned that some communities have used bat house construc tion as a public service project. That idea prompted a call to Ge neva Scoutmaster Randy Deavers. How would his Boy Scout troop feel about making a bat box for Station 42? Needless to say Deav and soon the idea of building one Boy Scouts stop fire station bats KAREN MCENANY-PHILLIPS The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF LT. DONALD MCBRYDE Genevas Boy Scout Troop 837 presents its rst bat house to Seminole County Fire Department Lt. Donald McBryde. Please see BATS on page 5 BATS have ve senses and are not blind. are the only mammals that can y. use sonar echolocation to locate objects. are gentle and not aggressive unless threatened. are social; some live in colonies and some roost alone. will bite with sharp teeth if threatened. may eat up to 3,000 insects in a night. only need 1/4-inch slit to gain entry. provide the benet to keep the night ying insect populations like mosquitoes under control. will roost in mature or dead trees, caves or abandoned buildings are losing habitat in Florida due to development, vandalism and misinformation. 13 bat species live permanently or seasonally in Florida. REMEMBER: Never handle a bat with bare hands, even an injured bat found on the ground; use heavy gloves, a large towel, can or plastic bowl. Only a trained expert should handle a bat. Courtesy of: Florida Bat Conservancy, oridabats.org

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Page 4 When Heather Persinger found out she was pregnant, she knew her, but nothing would stop her daughter would survive. She went into labor over and over again at 18 weeks, 20 weeks and 22 weeks. Each time, the doctor would work hard to stop the labor, hoping to keep lit tle MaKenzi Trombley safe inside her mother to grow for just a little while longer. But eventually there was nothing anyone could do. There was no stopping it at 24, Persinger said. She was transported to Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando for care because her local hospital couldnt support a baby born that early. Once she got there, the doc tor asked if she wanted her daugh ter resuscitated when she was born. Its a question no mother imagines being asked. She didnt go then, and Persingers answer was a powerful, Of course. They dont really have much hope for 24 weeks and earlier, she said. The night I went into labor, they told me her survival rate was less than 25 percent, and being normal was less than 15 per cent. When MaKenzi was born, she didnt breathe for 10 minutes, she weighed only 1 pound, 9 ounces and was just 12.5 inches long. She was put on a machine that simu lated the womb and pumped her Ronald McDonald House is home For many families, Ronald McDonald House is the only place to stay while kids are in the hospital BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTOS BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICE Heather Persinger holds daughter MaKenzi, who was born three months ear ly, on the threshold of survivability for premature babies. The Ronald McDonald House helped her family stay close to the new baby during her long recuperation. Please see MCDONALD on page 5 The Ronald McDonald House is having its annual Ice Cream Social to raise funds to support its program, giving families a place to stay while their children are in the hospital. The social takes place April 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Winter Park Civic Center. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and can be purchased at rmhccf.org. The event features many types of ice cream to try and lots of entertainment. APRIL 12 Part of the Seminole State College Planetariums cultural astronomy series, Stories of the Night Sky will detail the myths, legends and facts related to two or three con stellations in the current nights sky. Visitors will learn how to locate and identify each constellation and hear the stories that were told thousands of years ago to explain the night sky. The content of the show will depend on which constellations are visible in the night sky. Stories of the Night Sky will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 12 and April 26. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet, or call 407-708-2360. Celebrate spring with some great jazz under the stars on April 12 with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar in Cassel berrys Lake Concord Park featuring saxophonist Jeff Rupert from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the city of Casselberry, is located at 95 Trip let Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall. APRIL 13 Saturday, April 13, is Dinner & Movie Night at the Geneva Bijou. Come around 6:30 p.m. if you want to dine on some ne, locally crafted pizza. Then enjoy the night of oldfashioned fun at 7 p.m. at the Ru ral Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St., Geneva. Cost is a $5 donation per person ($3 donation for kids younger than 16). Send your email address to GenevaHGS@aol.com to get on the movie club list and you will nd out more about the upcoming movie to be shown. The city of Winter Springs will be hosting a Summer Camp Regis tration for Winter Springs residents only on Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Winter Springs Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Open registration will begin on Monday, April 15. Price varies de pending on residency. For more in formation please call 407-327-6593, email bdunigan@wintersprings. org, or visit winterspring.org/parks APRIL 14 Focal Point Nursery will be offer ing two free Buttery Gardening Classes from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 14, one for adults and a separate class on the same day for children. Chil dren will be given a terra cotta pot to plant their very own buttery nec tar plant in! The cost is $5 per child for the pot and plant. The buttery garden classes will focus on nectar plants that attract butteries as well as what host plants will keep them uttering by in your garden. RSVP no later than Friday, April 12, by calling 407-349-2200 or emailing liz@fo calpointnursery.com APRIL 15 On Friday, April 15, its time to reg ister for Summer Adventure Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, 3485 N. County Road 426, in Geneva. At Eco Adventure Camp youll have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole County Greenways & Natural Lands is of fering the ultimate experience for children interested in nature, sci ence, the environment and preser vation. Call 407-349-0959 or email lhartsock@seminolecounty.gov for more information. Visit www.seminolevoice.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 5 Todd Cluxton, Vice PresidentOfce: 407-366-4868 Cell: 407-267-0949You may know Todd from the Oviedo Little League, but did you know Todd can help you with commercial loan nancing? If you are thinking of renancing your Commercial Ofce, call Todd today! The opportunity is great and the time is now. www.mycb.com bat house morphed into a fullThe scouts researched the sci ence and behaviors of bats, and consulted the Florida Bat Conser vancy for the detailed instructions Scout Zach Braun was surprised at the complexity of the job. It was harder than I thought to make the bat houses, but it was fun, Braun said. Cedar and cypress woods were used for longevity and low main tenance. The rough texture was kept to allow the bats to cling eas ily to the slats. Safety was a pri ority, and the boys operated the battery-powered tools while the adults wielded the saws. Troop Committee Chairperson Cindy Deavers, wife of Scoutmas ter Deavers, said she was proud of their efforts. This is a different fund raiser than the spaghetti dinners and car washes we usually do to sup port their summer camp, she said. We hope there will be a com munity demand so that they will be able to build more. It fostered cama raderie between the boys, helps with the bug population and helps our community. Our boys are big on con servation. Boy Scout Tony Graham of Geneva recently joined Troop 837 and said he was happy to be part of the project. I like drilling. It is cool how bats eat mosquitoes, he said. Later in the afternoon the skies cleared and Ladder Truck 27 as sisted with the mounting of two bat houses high within the bats Deavers and Lt. McBryde rode the bucket to the top and installed the two houses one sporting the Batman logo. Together theyre large enough to house 1200 bats. It can take as long as a year to bat exclusion, a non-lethal process using a specialized netting that allows bats to leave their current location at night for feeding but prevents them from re-entering. This process is in progress at Sta tion 42, with the goal of completion by April 13. From mid-April thru mid-August fe male bats give birth, feed and nur ture their young pups, and exclu sion is illegal. Community support 3254 donated $150 for materials from Home Depot, the Geneva Community Church of God the troops sponsor provided food to fuel the afternoon, and former scoutmaster Bob Hughes donat ed lumber from The Ole General Store in Geneva. As the young scouts painstak ingly measured their wood and assembled the sides and slats, that linked him and the young community leaders with these prehistoric mammals. All I wanted was a bat box, but this has become a winning project for the bats, the commu nity and the Boy Scouts, he said. They have done an incredible, in credible job. To date, the scouts have sold 11 of their 13 bat houses and hope that the community will support this eco-friendly effort to protect ing insect population under control. To place an order bat house constructed by Geneva Boy Scout Troop 837, call Scout master Randy Deavers at 407718-9584. BATS | Firefighters, church and general store pitched in to help C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 MCDONALD | Ice cream helps charity C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 tiny lungs and body with oxygen, more than 200 breaths per min ute, before she could do it herself. It was a month before Persinger could even hold her daughter. MaKenzi turned 1 year old on March 26. Of her then 365 days alive, shed spent 197 of them in the hospital. Persinger, her hus band and son all live in Sanford, which is quite a drive to Orlando. To be able to be by their babys bedside so frequently, staying in Orlando was key, but they need ed help. The Ronald McDonald House (RMH), which offers a free place for families to stay while their children are in the hospital, came to the rescue. Linda May for the House, said its easy to see why the RMH means so much to the families it helps. All you have to see is how much pressure the illness of a child can place on a family, she said. The RMH Charity has two houses in Orlando, serving a total of 59 families a night. It costs the charity $60 per family a night. For chairing an Ice Cream Social event to raise funds to support that cause. They hope to raise $20,000, which could give more than 300 families a place to rest their heads at night, as close to their children as they can be when they need them the most. I dont know what they wouldve done without this place, said Carol Leland, MaKen zis grandmother. It was a life saver for them. They go above and beyond to make you feel at home, Persinger said. Theyre like a second fam ily. It allowed Persinger and her husband to be in touch with the doctors, in-person, every step of the way during their daughters care. Persinger felt like she had some control over what would happen by being there. Other wise, she wouldve just been a mom on a phone, not the strong presence she was. It meant that if I didnt agree with what they were doing, my voice was heard, she said. And thats important, because the odds were against MaKenzi. Doctors didnt have the hope for her that her mother did. Weve proven them wrong in every way possible, Persinger said. MaKenzi, with her bright blue eyes, a wide smile and little baby babbles, hops on her moms lap. Shes alert, happy and working toward being a normal little girl. She knows how to tell you what she wants, Persinger said with a laugh. Before, they didnt know if shed experience life love, school. Now, with her great de velopments, Persinger knows her daughter will have those things. I know shes going to get it now, she said. I think that she will get anything that you and me can have and more I know shes stronger than me. PHOTO COURTESY OF LT. DONALD MCBRYDE

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Page 6 APRIL 12 The Center for Economic Development at Seminole State College of Florida will host Startup Weekend Orlando at its Heathrow Campus April 12-14. Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences in which developers, design ers, marketers, product managers and entrepreneurs come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Typically, half of Startup Weekends attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Registration is re quired. Register online at seminolestate. edu/ced/startup-weekend Are you searching for new activities for your kids this spring? Sports offer a great outlet for children to have fun and learn. Casselberry Recreation and All Star Sports Instruction provide quality sport instruction classes for children 2 to 11 years of age. All classes begin on Friday, April 12. Spaces are limited, so sign-up today! For more information on exact days and times, call 407-262-1575 or visit the city of Casselberry Recreation Center at 200 N. Triplet Lake Dr., or call All Star Sports Instruction at 407-810-4639. APRIL 13 SizzorS salon is partnering with Help ful Hands of Seminole on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. The event, Handbag Happy Hour, is taking place at SizzorS salon located at 269 Aulin Ave., Suite 1009, in Oviedo. Guests can stake their claim on deeply discounted new and gently used handbags by bidding in the auction, and enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres with their fellow fashionistas. Admission is free for those who donated handbags by April 5, $5 in advance or $10 at the door. St. Lukes Lutheran School and Pre school is hosting its annual free inter active workshop for any area parents of rising kindergartners. This year, UCF Instructor for Early Childhood Develop ment and Education, Kelly Jennings, will offer practical advice and steer parents through proactive steps to help their child adjust for their new journey. This is a free workshop. Participants will receive a tool kit and materials to help facilitate their childs transition. The Transitioning to Kindergarten workshop is Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 2025 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Call 407-3653228 for more information, or visit school. stlukes-oviedo.org More than 50 local and national authors will share their love for reading at the fourth annual UCF Book Festival on Sat urday, April 13. The festival is open to the public and will be held at the UCF Arena from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking will be free. The festival is hosted by UCFs College of Education in asso ciation with UCFs Morgridge International Reading Center. Visitors are invited to meet with the authors whose works are featured in classrooms and libraries around the country and learn about their creative processes and how they bring their characters to life. For a sched ule of events and more information, visit bookfestival.ucf.edu Heathrow Womens Club will be host ing its annual fundraising event Luaustyle Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Heathrow Country Club. The theme of evenings festivities is Evening in Para dise Luau. In addition to dinner, danc ing and a silent auction, there will be a lively and entertaining presentation from Sibling Rival Poi (re dancers) led by Ken Battles. The DJ for the evening will be In the Mix Production. Over the past 25 years, the Club has donated nearly $1 million in donations and services to better our community by giving to deserving or ganizations. All proceeds will benet: The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, West Sanford Branch; Seminole County Friends of Abused Children; SafeHouse of Semi nole Daycare/After School Program; and Bags of Hope Inc. Kids Club. This event is open to all. Attire is resort casual. Children are invited to Seminole Towne Center to celebrate Earth Day at the Kidgits Little Planet Helpers event, hap pening Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Young visitors may come celebrate Earth Day Kidgits style with recycling-themed games, arts and crafts, giveaways and much more! Visit simonkidgitsclub.com for more information. A real-life, full-contact, co-ed sport based on the game quidditch from the Harry Potter books is bringing its largest annual tournament in the world to Flor ida April 13-14. Eighty ofcial collegiate teams and more than 1,500 players are coming to Austin Tindall Park in Kissim mee hailing from 22 U.S. states and four nations. The last World Cup in New York City drew 10,000 spectators, and is an ticipating similar crowds this year. Visit internationalquidditch.org for more infor mation. APRIL 16 The Oviedo Historical Society holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (September-May). A brief business meeting starts at 7 p.m., and an Awards Ceremony begins shortly thereaf ter at approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Oviedo Memorial Building (next to the old downtown Fire Station). The East Phase rezoning public hear ing for Oviedo, Winter Springs and Gene va elementary schools will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Seminole County Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford. The Orlando Philharmonics new Cham ber Series nale on April 16 features the orchestras principal brass quintet, Lyman Brodie, trumpet; William Cooper, trum pet; Mark Fischer, horn; Jeffrey Thomas, trombone; and Robert Carpenter, tuba, performing fanfares, Baroque selections, and Bernsteins Dance Suite. Visit or landophil.org/jazz for more information. APRIL 18 Theatre UCF presents its seventh annual dance concert, With a Twist, from April 18-21. The event is a showcase for the students in the University of Central Flor ida dance classes, as well as for the stu dent designers in the theatre department. Its all at 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Visit theatre.ucf.edu for showtimes and more information. Marine Studios to Marineland Dolphin Adventure: The History and Heritage of Marineland will celebrate the theme parks anniversary at Whitney Auditorium in Marineland. Admission is free to the rst 250 guests. Following the presenta tion, Terran McGinnis will sign copies of the book Marineland. APRIL 19 For seniors or caregivers navigating the maze of Central Florida housing alterna tives, One Senior Place Greater Orlando presents Senior Living Options Day on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A selection of refreshments and door priz es will be available at the unique senior resource facility located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Visit onese niorplace.com for more information or call 407-949-6733. APRIL 20 On Saturday, April 20, Seminole County will continue its centennial celebration with a community-wide Centennial Festival at the Five Points area (County Home Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 across from Flee World). Exhibits, mu sic, food trucks, kids area, plant sale, car show, and more will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Geneva will be repre sented with some of its local musicians and dancers. The Geneva Historical So ciety and Rural Heritage Center will have booths. Visit tinyurl.com/CentennialFesti val for more information. ONGOING In celebration of Seminole Countys 100th birthday, Historic Seminole is issuing a passport to history! Pick up your pass port and visit Historic Seminole spots on Centennial Saturdays. Visit a minimum of six sites and your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes. Centennial Saturdays end April 13. For general questions about Centennial Saturdays, contact Ashley Wilt at 407936-1679 or email ashley.wilt@ucf.edu. For more information about Historic Semi nole or one of the participating locations, visit historicseminole.org Waterford Lakes Town Center continues to provide great music and fun for the whole family! Family Night on the Patio takes place every Friday night from 7 to 11 p.m. throughout the year near Friendly Connes. Its TAX time. 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Saturday, April 20, 201310 a.m. to 5 p.m. 100Years 1913 2013 Free parking at Seminole State CollegeUS HWY 17/92 & County Home Rd. in Sanfordwww.seminolecounty.govFree Event! CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL Kids Area Music Food Trucks Garden Expo Art 1913 2013 CELEBRATING OUR FIVE POINTS OF PRIDE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HISTORIC PRESERVATION QUALITY OF LIFE TRANSPORTATION

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New alligators The Central Florida Zoo has recently add ed three female American alligators to its animal collection. The animals came from The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The females joined the Zoos male alligator in his exhibit adjacent to the Reptile House. Giving back bread Panera Bread and many of its custom ers raised more than $168,700 to help Second Harvest Food Bank. In Febru ary Panera executives presented Second Harvest with a check for the full amount raised by the campaign. Trinity Prep scholar Trinity Preparatory School senior Shwe ta Desiraju of Winter Springs is one of eleven applicants who have been offered a 2013 John V. Lombardi and Penelope W. & E. Roe Stamps IV Scholarship to the University of Florida. Students for these awards exemplify a commitment to ex cellence, community service, and public responsibility. Play ball Trent Masih senior middle-inelder and team captain at Lake Howell High School, announced that he has committed to play baseball at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. New dining in Towne Center The tenant mix at Seminole Towne Cen ter will be further enhanced in 2013 with the addition of Francescas, Styles for Less, Sprint Store by Arch and A&W All American Food The recently announced opening of Habaneros Mexican Grill will also complement the dining options of fered at Seminole Towne Center. New school for the gifted The Providence Foundation will be open ing a new school for gifted and talented students called the Center for Gifted Learners This school is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The Center for Gifted Learners will be one of only ve private schools in the state of Florida that is solely dedicated to educating gifted and talented learners. The new facility, located at 1561 S. Ala faya Trail in east Orlando, will be multigrade and multi-age classrooms with an innovative, project based curriculum to prepare students for 21st century jobs. HOPE helps kids shine HOPE Helps Inc. was among the group of 59 nonprots and school districts that received $1.5 million in grants through the Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants program. This initiative from Walt Disney World supports organizations that help build futures for Central Florida children. Emcee gets key to the city In a presentation during the Feb. 11 City Commission Meeting, Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey and the City Com mission awarded Winter Springs resident Arnie Nussbaum a Key to the City for his many contributions to the city of Win ter Springs. Arnie is known as one of Cen tral Floridas most beloved emcees. He is the house Master of Ceremonies for the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Com merce, and has hosted numerous cultural and charity type events all over the Cen tral Florida area. Arnie, at parades, on the radio or TV, is one of the best-known voices in Central Florida. Speedy summer at SSC To help students complete college faster, Seminole State College of Florida will pilot two six-week classes this summer designed to move students quickly from developmental to college-credit math courses. Achievement in Mathematics (SLS 1533), a one-credit course that starts May 8, is aimed at those rst-timein-college students who need some extra help with their mathematics before enter ing college-level classes. The course will include a refresher component, or math boot camp, tailored to each students individual needs. Florida Volunteer Month Recognizing the millions of Floridians who volunteer annually and also encouraging other Floridians to serve our states com munities, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have proclaimed April 2013 as Florida Volunteer Month The Florida Volunteer Month celebration, spon sored by Volunteer Florida, will continue throughout April. Visit volunteerorida.org for more information. Page 8 April 12 April 18, 2013 $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 W h i c h l i n e g i v e s y o u t h e b e s t c h a n c e f o r s u cce s s ? I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Index. H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. O N E S H OTY o u o n l y h a v e a t r et i r em en t w i ll f a ll6 0% o f A m er i c a n s s h o r t. M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 12-31-1999 though 12-31-2012According to paycheckforlife.com, three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT. One Senior Place ... 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Page 9 THIS WEEK in sports history April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first black player in Major League Baseballs modern era when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to compete for the Dodgers. Baseball had been segregated for more than 50 years. AssistedLivingCOMUNITESMINDLENOPOGD ExperiencetheGoldenPondLifestyle Thursday, April 18th Community Room Join the Seminole Voice and the Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce as we host the 3rd Annual Ovations at the Oviedo Mall Community Room on Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8pm. Come sample the wares of our nominees, network with fellow business leaders and see which businesses are named "best" in over 30 categories. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door Tickets available at: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org Lions perfect in district An 8-1 blowout over St. Cloud reversed Oviedos fortunes instantly April 8, as they shook off the memory of a 13-2 loss to Sem inole in their last game. And as the Lions barrel toward the postseason that starts in two weeks, theyre poised for a big show ing with their perfect 4-0 record against dis trict rivals. They hit the road for Lyman, taking the hounds have struggled this season with a 3-17 record overall. Hagerty ed the Huskies, but theyre still 14-7-1 and 7-4 on the season. They travel to Lake Mary for a 7 p.m. April 12 showdown. Winter Springs The Bears have a 14-7 record overall, but have struggled badly in the district with a 1-3 record. Theyll close out the regular sea Seminole at 7 p.m. April 12. A frustrating 8-7 loss felled the Knights in their most recent bid to snap a losing streak that started March 30 at Southern Miss. Five games into it, the Knights (18-15, 4-5) are looking for a turnaround at press time Wednesday. Adding to the frustration of the Knights longest losing streak of the year, four of the less. They almost had it against Memphis (18-13, 5-4), leading the game until the bot the eighth thanks to the heroics of Chris Taladay, who had four two-out RBIs in the game. But a bottom of the eighth dou ble lifted the Tigers by just one run, and enough for the win. Wednesday the Knights faced Interstate 4 rival USF (18-14) in a grudge match at press time. The Knights lost to USF Feb. 26 in their only other meeting this year. Next season the two will be in the same confer ence, the newly formed American Athletic Conference. After that game the Knights travel all the way to Houston for a three-game se ries at Rice (23-11, 6-3), starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Itll be another shot at revenge for the Knights, who lost two out of three to the Owls last season when they met in Or lando. Theyll be looking to leverage more of trip, with the burden seemingly on the shoulders of Taladay, who is 12th in the na tion in hits so far this season. Hes closing in on the seventh spot in all-time hits for the Knights. When the Knights return home, theyll be playing host for eight straight games, starting with Florida Atlantic (21-11) on April 16. The last time the two teams met, on April 17 of last season, the Knights crushed the Owls 12-3. hosting conference rivals Marshall and Houston, theyll be just two conference se ries away from the C-USA Tournament in Houston. They have plenty of time to catch up in the standings. Knights fight long slump ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 10 The vernal equinox, more infor day of spring, fell on March 20 this year. While the weather is still crisp and cool at least by Florida stan dards, it is the perfect time to clean out the clutter of the past year, and add a fresh per spective to your homes interior. Here are some of the hottest design trends for spring and summer, alongside some helpful tips for clearing out the cobwebs. Pantones color of the year for 2013 is Emerald green. Emerald green is a rich vibrant hue that creates a feeling of luxury as well as calm. Pantone picked Emerald declaring it radiant, lively and lush, and I have to say I agree. If youre all in for the glowing green hue and want dramatic change, why not create an em erald green accent wall in your living room or den? Emerald is more versatile an interior design Pair it with cool neutrals, black, white or a combination of both for a minimalistic clean and modern look. If elegance and opulence are more your speed, incorporate warm cream and gold tones around it, even rich browns. The mood you create will be regal. For those commit ment phobes out there who tend to change their mind as quickly as the seasons, go for some gorgeous green accent pieces. Renew your bedrooms with a few plush green pillows, some emerald charger plates in the kitchen or an emerald throw on your couch for a quick pop of color. Now that youve refreshed your homes color scheme, time to clean those nooks and cran nies. A clean home is a healthy home, so throw open those win dows and patio doors and start scrubbing! 1) Grout. Start with either some hydrogen peroxide or some oxygen bleach and water mixed then pour the cleaner onto the tiles and spread it with a mop, let sit for one to two hours. Brush it to loosen grit and grime then mop clean with water and youll have sparkling white grout. 2) Dust. Its the proverbial elephant in the room, its there, you just dont want to admit it. Dust the tops of your fans, Dont forget crown molding, tops of paintings and pictures. A Swiffer or some pledge can work wonders. 3) Closets and drawers. Re member the rules of feng shui; is the object in question adding beauty to your space or is it useful? If no, then toss! If you havent worn an item of clothing in over a year donate it to Good will, its good for your karma and you can keep the receipt for a nice tax write off next year. Last but not least, sit back, relax and enjoy your newly clean Emerald space with a mint julep or a mojito. Cheers! Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Con tact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaS ellsOrlando.com Homes Voice 7015 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765 888-860-4783 | tremont.net Your parents have always been there for you. Now its time to return the favor. The Tremont puts seniors in control, providing a maintenance-free, independent lifestyle with chef-prepared meals made daily, scheduled transportation, social activities with friendly neighbors, 24/7 live-in managers for added peace of mind, and so much more. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home.I cant answer the phone right now. The TremontIndependent Retirement Living HARVEST MANAGEMENT SUB LLC 18966 Call us at 888-860-4783 or visit our welcoming community to learn more! SAVE THOUSANDS ON SELECT APARTMENTS Put the spring in your homes step Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community news for Oviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Subscribe to newsletter

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Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history April 12, 1945 U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Ga. The only man to be elected to four terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt is remembered for his New Deal social policies and his leadership during wartime. Heres what kids at the First Baptist Church Family Day said about their spring break and Easter plans. Im going turkey hunting in Oklahoma on opening weekend. I like hunting and I am a good shot. I shot a turkey just this morning. I will also be celebrating my birthday. Tony D. 7 years old I am home schooled in the fourth grade. I like history and science, and I like reading all kinds of books. I like American History and reading how Abraham Lincoln got rid of slavery. Anthony C. 10 years old Im in the first grade, and I am home schooled. I am learn ing how to write letters. We are get ting ready for Easter and will be going to church and hunting for Easter eggs. Caleb S. 6 1/2 years old I am in second grade and am home schooled. I like geog raphy. For Easter we will have an egg hunt at my grandmas house. Well dunk eggs in dyed water, and will be in the Easter performance. Shyanne C. 8 years old Im in third grade at Geneva Elementary. We will go to Daytona Beach or maybe New Smyrna. We will go bike riding on the Seminole Trail. We are also practicing with our packet for the FCAT test. Emily J. 10 years old When the manager unlocked the apartment door for the deputy they were met by a naked toddler dragging a stained pink blan ket and the smell of feces and urine. Her mother, who had been incarcerated 15 hours ago, lied to authorities about her 2-yearold daughter being watched by a babysitter. There was dried grape jelly and applesauce on the babys face, and it was clear from the condition of the apartment that she had been alone for hours scavenging for food and water. Child Protective Investigators (CPI) face such scenarios every day, and we can only imagine how this must wear on their spirit. National Child Abuse Awareness Month Contrary to my usual positive that another April has arrived and we are no closer to surren dering its solemn responsibility as National Child Abuse Aware ness Month. Child abuse contin ues to be a pervasive problem at the national, state and local levels. The statistics, which run one to two years behind, show that 3 million reports of suspect ed child abuse touched between 5 and 6 million children and at least half of those resulted in further investigation indicating a potential issue. At a minimum the Federal neglect, according to the Child Abuse and Treatment Act, is: Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act, which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. Child abuse also involves neglect and abandonment of our most vulnerable population. Statistics show that more than 100,000 children are abused in some way in the state of Florida, and that child abuse is the lead ing cause of death in children younger than 4 years of age. child fatalities occur at the hands Seminole County Sheriffs CPS team Our own Seminole County Sheriffs Depart ment receives approximately 4,000 suspected child abuse cases each year. They investigate reports routed to the county from the Florida Abuse Hotline. Seminole Countys 27 CPIs are ministrators as they sort out the cultural, legal and social elements of each familys situation. It is not always a simple process to determine what protections, shel tering, services and interventions are best suited for each child and family. Child advocacy centers No matter if the community is urban, rural or suburban a beginning a childs healing pro cess is the local child advocacy center. The advocacy team strips away the statistics and embraces the child with compassion and dedication determined not to not add additional stress to their fragile state. Kids House is Seminole Countys child advocacy center and the collaboration and coor dination they model every day borders on miraculous as they try to identify the intimate details of a childs abuse. The Kids House team includes nurses and physi cians trained for forensic medi cal exams, child advocate crisis intervention specialists, child and family advocates, trained inter view specialists, as well as spe cialists in mental health and child development. Kids House treats the whole child with sensitivity in one safe location. Partnerships with law enforcement, communi ty based services and the medical and mental health communities allow the family to get services, education and answers in one location in a positive kid-friendly environment. But make no mistake because the Kids House team places the childs well be ing as its highest priority, it fully assists in prosecuting the childs abusers. Learn about Kids House and how you can support their efforts through donations and volunteer Cops for Kids House Kickball Tournament on Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. To report child abuse or ne glect, call the Florida Abuse Hot line 1-800-96ABUSE (962-2873). To learn more about Kids House, visit kidshouse.org/ news-and-events/index.htm This week I have seen several articles come out about introverts and interviewing. If you are not an extrovert, can that hurt your chances of get ting a job? The answer is yes, and no. To be clear, it depends on you and how prepared you are for the interview. I am a closet introvert. People would not guess that about me because I enjoy public speaking, hold a leadership role, and network in the community. The reality is networking puts me way outside of my comfort zone. Being inter viewed is a whole adventure in itself. Being that a large part of my job means I have to be in the community and out networking, I had to learn how to get outside my shell. Like many introverts, small talk is not my forte and I prefer one-on-one deep conver sations to exchanging elevator speeches any day of the week. I have learned the best thing for me to do in new networking situ ations is to bring a wingman, someone who is comfortable with networking and can be present in every conversation. My goal is not to meet everyone in the room, but to meet with people while I am at an event and follow up with them later to develop relationships. As far as interviewing, Intro verts sometimes have a hard time tooting their own horn. This can work against you in an interview setting. To combat this fear, prac tice talking about your achieve ments, reread your resume, and research the company so you can discuss how your skills and accomplishments will meet their need. Listening to the question carefully and then crafting a re sponse will go much further than being over-eager and just ap pearing bubbly. I can be bubbly, but naturally, I am more reserved and recharge quietly by myself. After the interview, sit down somewhere quiet and re-hash the interview in your mind. As you craft your thank you letter, use it as an opportunity to thank the interviewer and to clarify and add any important points you may have missed. Being an introvert is not neces sarily a disadvantage it just means you need to get a little out of your comfort zone by prepar ing a little harder. 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 > Kids House leads child advocacy 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 > Sandi Vidal Ask Sandi Want that job? Become a situational extrovert Statistics show that more than 100,000 children are abused in the state of Florida, and that child abuse is the leading cause of death in children younger than 4.

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Interests . .................................................. 3 Calendar . .................................................. 6 Athletics . .................................................. 9 Home Magnifier.......................................10 Stetsons Corner . .................................... 11 Ask Sandi . .............................................. 11 Young Voices . ......................................... 11 Classifieds . ............................................. 12 Calendar > 6 Kids home for spring break? Sign them up for sports or wilderness camps starting next week in Oviedo, Winter Springs, Casselberry and beyond. Add some color to your home during your spring cleaning.Voice Homes > 10Ice Cream Social helps families be close to kids in the hospital.Family > 3 The true story of Jackie Robinson, a black baseball player who broke the Major Leagues decades-long segregation. Opening this week: Parents of Oviedo and Winter Springs elementary school students will have a last chance to voice their opinions about a proposed school rezoning at a meeting April 16. The school rezoning would af fect students in Sterling Park, East brook, Red Bug, Keeth, Rainbow, Lawton, Evans, Stenstrom, Caril lon, Partin, Walker and Geneva el ementary schools, shifting students from overcrowded schools to those farther below capacity. More than 900 students would be relocated if the plan goes for ward as proposed by Seminole County Schools Superintendent the School Board March 12. I hope we can all embrace the change that we as a district are go ing through in a positive light, School Board member Tina Calde rone said after that decision. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. in Sanford. The Florida High School Athletic Association took another hit on April 9th as the Florida House Education Committee passed House Bill 1279. The bill includes said would make illegal recruit ing between high schools easier to hide and lead to an unfair bal ance in competition. Legislators argued that it will help keep the FHSAAs power in check. The amount of power they have is just unbounded, Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, said. There have been a number of occasions of them really over stepping their boundaries. Home searches that seek to verify whether or not a student lives in the residency shown on his or her school records would no longer be allowed; while simultaneously investigations into those matters would be limited to 90 days. The bill would also place the costs of the investiga tions squarely on the shoulders of the FHSAA instead of the school in question. Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, the legislator who proposed the bill, had suggested in previous statements that this would level FHSAA and parents and students. Just before presenting the bill to the Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 4, Metz added in some additional lan guage. If the bill is made into a law, students would be allowed to participate at another pub lic school in an extracurricular activity if their school does not offer it. Additionally, a student will not automatically be ruled ineligible if they participate on a summer league team and then play for that coach in school the following year. Even after evidence is collected by the FHSAA, the case has to be presented to an administra ruling on a students eligibility. FHSAA executive director Dr. Roger Dearing had said publicly in the past that this bill would not only undermine the Associa tions ability to enforce the rules, but conjointly students could play a sport in one school while playing a different sport at an other. One local coach said that this bill would not only have an effect on student-athletes, but coaches as well. I think it would make it dif a player doesnt like how much time theyre [playing at a school] then they might be out of there much quicker. said University Amid the chill of the early morn ing hours on Saturday a team of construction workers labored to lift four massive beams into place, hanging precariously over State Road 436. Flying over the top of the massive commuter artery and landing on Red Bug Lake Road, the giant I-beams are the beginning of the bridge that voluted six-way intersection. And it will do it without stop Consisting of 28 beams, sup 436, the bridge will eliminate the The beams, averaging 100 feet in length and weighing in at any where between 33,000 to 74,000 pounds each, will carry tens of thousands of cars per day. Construction crews used two skyscraper-tall cranes to lift the pieces, steadied by two smaller cranes. Like a giant erector set, each piece was lowered into place, then secured, before the next truck rolled in with another piece of the puzzle. were completed over the past weekend with more to follow in successive weekends. As the bridge segments are installed, Drive will be detoured to accom modate the construction. The project cost, budgeted at $30 million, is born jointly by the Florida Department of Transpor tation and local county govern ment, said FDOT public infor mation manager Steve Olson. Included in that cost is an in dependent consulting engineer whose job it is to provide over sight to the project, reporting weekly to the FDOT. We are in constant contact, Olson said. Estimates for completion of the project range anywhere from November 2013 to early spring 2014, depending on potential weather and utility delays. Authorities are anxious, how ever, to wrap up the project in time for the next one, another Seminole Countys big liftALLISON OLCSVAY The VoicePHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICEConstruction crews will be working all night on coming weekends to create a yover bridge that will improve the troubled State Road 436/Red Bug Lake Road intersection that channels more than 150,000 cars per day. Please see BRIDGE on page 2 Bill stripping FHSAA power gains momentumSTEVEN BARNHART The VoiceSchool rezone to get final voteISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see FHSAA on page 2 Boy Scouts become bat-men as they solve Geneva fire stations problem.Interests > 4

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Fords Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. 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Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Highway 17-92, which is slated to begin in January 2014. done before the 17-92 project will be in full swing, Olson said. The project has caused un avoidable interruptions to traf the area, but Casselberry Mayor dent it will all be worth it in the end. We want to be sure that its as residentially and commercial ly friendly as it can be, Glancy said. There are some businesses it always hurts, she said, recall ing a time when her own fathers business closed because of road construction. Its one of those things theres always going to be some body whos affected by it and we hate that. The city, in the meantime has relaxed their codes on signage, allowing more leniency in an ef fort to help businesses attract at tention during the construction period. Its going to be a great change when its completed, she said. Its certainly going to free up and help people to breeze through that area. According to the Department of Transportation website, the intersection at 436 and Red Bug handles more than 150,000 cars per day with peak hours during the morning and evening rush. over the busy intersection to the bridge will continue without stopping through the intersec tion, allowing for much smoother access through the busy area. when its all complete, Glancy said.BRIDGE | Flyover project is hoped to be completed before 17-92 bridge in Fern Park CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEHigh School varsity basketball head coach Billy Owens. [The bill] would give all of the authority back to the players. If a guy, for example, isnt getting enough shots he may go over to another school just because he thinks hell get more shots. Another coach isnt as con cerned with the effects the bill could have on an athletes ability to transfer, but on the students themselves. If youre shopping your kid around because of athletics its not best for their overall development. I dont support recruiting, said Scott Gomrad, head coach of Winter Springs varsity wrestling. As long as youre running your program the right way and helping them grow, parents [will] see their growth and develop ment. Winter Springs lost two-time state champion wrestler Brandon Hatchett to a transfer to Oviedo High School in 2006. Oviedo was later sanctioned by the FHSAA and banned from postseason com petition for three years for ille gally transferring athletes into the school by falsifying addresses and having them live with coaches. Gomrad said that while some parents and students think that going to another school solves all of their problems, he warns that it could do even further damage to the student. If that bill passes and kids are moving around, it doesnt always tures, added Gomrad. [If you] treat them like professional ath letes they miss out on the point of high school athletics, which is to Though the bill has built up some legislative momentum, it will need to pass through the Florida House of Representatives and Senate before it can be signed by Gov. Rick Scott.FHSAA | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICEPart of a yover bridge extends precariously over trafc where State Road 436 connects simultaneously with Red Bug Lake Road and Winter Park Drive. The project is expected to be nished in time for a U.S. Highway 17-92 project.

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Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history April 17, 1964 The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America, and approximately 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs in its first year. Crackling lightning and howling winds couldnt rattle the concen tration of boys bent over work tables laden with stacks of wood, drills, measuring tapes, adhesive tubes, planes and pencils. Members of Geneva Boy Scout Troop 837 gathered in the vehicle bay of Geneva Fire Department Sta tion 42 on the rainy Sunday af ternoon of March 24 to assemble new housing for some Geneva residents in need of relocation: A growing colony of bats that had taken up residence in the attic of supplied an appropriately eerie backdrop, but the scouts were quick to say that bats are misun derstood, not creepy. Thirteenyear-old Dalton Walker of Geneva said, Bats are really a close-knit species. They are not scary like I thought. I like the cause to con serve them because bats are a very Just before the thunderstorm, Lt. Don McBryde pointed to the brown stains on some of the out side walls showed evidence of just a few areas on one wall, but now you can see how it spread, McBryde said. Apparently we have happy bats. Guano is the excrement that bats leave behind, and the dark brown accumulation Relocation wins over exterminationFortunately for the bat colony, McBryde has a friend who is a bat rescue advocate. He learned that relocating the colony could be as simple as providing a nearby bat house with a scent trail of guano leading up to it. Pre-fab bat hous es can be pricey, but McBryde learned that some communities have used bat house construc tion as a public service project. That idea prompted a call to Ge neva Scoutmaster Randy Deavers. How would his Boy Scout troop feel about making a bat box for Station 42? Needless to say Deav and soon the idea of building one Boy Scouts stop fire station batsKAREN MCENANY-PHILLIPS The VoicePHOTO COURTESY OF LT. DONALD MCBRYDEGenevas Boy Scout Troop 837 presents its rst bat house to Seminole County Fire Department Lt. Donald McBryde. Please see BATS on page 5BATS & en have ve senses and are not blind. & en are the only mammals that can y. & en use sonar echolocation to locate objects. & en are gentle and not aggressive unless threatened. & en are social; some live in colonies and some roost alone. & en will bite with sharp teeth if threatened. & en may eat up to 3,000 insects in a night. & en only need 1/4-inch slit to gain entry. & en provide the benet to keep the night ying insect populations like mosquitoes under control. & en will roost in mature or dead trees, caves or abandoned buildings & en are losing habitat in Florida due to development, vandalism and misinformation. & en 13 bat species live permanently or seasonally in Florida.REMEMBER:Never handle a bat with bare hands, even an injured bat found on the ground; use heavy gloves, a large towel, can or plastic bowl. Only a trained expert should handle a bat. Courtesy of: Florida Bat Conservancy, oridabats.org

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Page 4 When Heather Persinger found out she was pregnant, she knew her, but nothing would stop her daughter would survive. She went into labor over and over again at 18 weeks, 20 weeks and 22 weeks. Each time, the doctor would work hard to stop the labor, hoping to keep lit tle MaKenzi Trombley safe inside her mother to grow for just a little while longer. But eventually there was nothing anyone could do. There was no stopping it at 24, Persinger said. She was transported to Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando for care because her local hospital couldnt support a baby born that early. Once she got there, the doctor asked if she wanted her daugh ter resuscitated when she was born. Its a question no mother imagines being asked. She didnt go then, and Persingers answer was a powerful, Of course. They dont really have much hope for 24 weeks and earlier, she said. The night I went into labor, they told me her survival rate was less than 25 percent, and being normal was less than 15 per cent. When MaKenzi was born, she didnt breathe for 10 minutes, she weighed only 1 pound, 9 ounces and was just 12.5 inches long. She was put on a machine that simu lated the womb and pumped her Ronald McDonald House is homeFor many families, Ronald McDonald House is the only place to stay while kids are in the hospitalBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTOS BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICEHeather Persinger holds daughter MaKenzi, who was born three months ear ly, on the threshold of survivability for premature babies. The Ronald McDonald House helped her family stay close to the new baby during her long recuperation. Please see MCDONALD on page 5 The Ronald McDonald House is having its annual Ice Cream Social to raise funds to support its program, giving families a place to stay while their children are in the hospital. The social takes place April 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Winter Park Civic Center. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and can be purchased at rmhccf.org. The event features many types of ice cream to try and lots of entertainment. APRIL 12Part of the Seminole State College Planetariums cultural astronomy series, Stories of the Night Sky will detail the myths, legends and facts related to two or three con stellations in the current nights sky. Visitors will learn how to locate and identify each constellation and hear the stories that were told thousands of years ago to explain the night sky. The content of the show will depend on which constellations are visible in the night sky. Stories of the Night Sky will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 12 and April 26. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet, or call 407-708-2360. Celebrate spring with some great jazz under the stars on April 12 with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park featuring saxophonist Jeff Rupert from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the city of Casselberry, is located at 95 Trip let Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall.APRIL 13Saturday, April 13, is Dinner & Movie Night at the Geneva Bijou. Come around 6:30 p.m. if you want to dine on some ne, locally crafted pizza. Then enjoy the night of oldfashioned fun at 7 p.m. at the Ru ral Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St., Geneva. Cost is a $5 donation per person ($3 donation for kids younger than 16). Send your email address to GenevaHGS@aol.com to get on the movie club list and you will nd out more about the upcoming movie to be shown. The city of Winter Springs will be hosting a Summer Camp Regis tration for Winter Springs residents only on Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Winter Springs Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Open registration will begin on Monday, April 15. Price varies de pending on residency. For more in formation please call 407-327-6593, email bdunigan@wintersprings. org, or visit winterspring.org/parksAPRIL 14Focal Point Nursery will be offer ing two free Buttery Gardening Classes from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 14, one for adults and a separate class on the same day for children. Chil dren will be given a terra cotta pot to plant their very own buttery nec tar plant in! The cost is $5 per child for the pot and plant. The buttery garden classes will focus on nectar plants that attract butteries as well as what host plants will keep them uttering by in your garden. RSVP no later than Friday, April 12, by calling 407-349-2200 or emailing liz@fo calpointnursery.com APRIL 15On Friday, April 15, its time to reg ister for Summer Adventure Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, 3485 N. County Road 426, in Geneva. At Eco Adventure Camp youll have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole County Greenways & Natural Lands is of fering the ultimate experience for children interested in nature, sci ence, the environment and preser vation. Call 407-349-0959 or email lhartsock@seminolecounty.gov for more information. Visit www.seminolevoice.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 5 Todd Cluxton, Vice PresidentOfce: 407-366-4868 Cell: 407-267-0949You may know Todd from the Oviedo Little League, but did you know Todd can help you with commercial loan nancing? If you are thinking of renancing your Commercial Ofce, call Todd today! The opportunity is great and the time is now. www.mycb.com bat house morphed into a fullThe scouts researched the science and behaviors of bats, and consulted the Florida Bat Conser vancy for the detailed instructions Scout Zach Braun was surprised at the complexity of the job. It was harder than I thought to make the bat houses, but it was fun, Braun said. Cedar and cypress woods were used for longevity and low main tenance. The rough texture was kept to allow the bats to cling eas ily to the slats. Safety was a pri ority, and the boys operated the battery-powered tools while the adults wielded the saws. Troop Committee Chairperson Cindy Deavers, wife of Scoutmas ter Deavers, said she was proud of their efforts. This is a different fund raiser than the spaghetti dinners and car washes we usually do to sup port their summer camp, she said. We hope there will be a com munity demand so that they will be able to build more. It fostered cama raderie between the boys, helps with the bug population and helps our community. Our boys are big on con servation. Boy Scout Tony Graham of Geneva recently joined Troop 837 and said he was happy to be part of the project. I like drilling. It is cool how bats eat mosquitoes, he said. Later in the afternoon the skies cleared and Ladder Truck 27 as sisted with the mounting of two bat houses high within the bats Deavers and Lt. McBryde rode the bucket to the top and installed the two houses one sporting the Batman logo. Together theyre large enough to house 1200 bats. It can take as long as a year to bat exclusion, a non-lethal process using a specialized netting that allows bats to leave their current location at night for feeding but prevents them from re-entering. This process is in progress at Sta tion 42, with the goal of completion by April 13. From mid-April thru mid-August fe male bats give birth, feed and nur ture their young pups, and exclu sion is illegal.Community support 3254 donated $150 for materials from Home Depot, the Geneva Community Church of God the troops sponsor provided food to fuel the afternoon, and former scoutmaster Bob Hughes donated lumber from The Ole General Store in Geneva. As the young scouts painstakingly measured their wood and assembled the sides and slats, that linked him and the young community leaders with these prehistoric mammals. All I wanted was a bat box, but this has become a winning project for the bats, the community and the Boy Scouts, he said. They have done an incredible, incredible job. To date, the scouts have sold 11 of their 13 bat houses and hope that the community will support this eco-friendly effort to protect ing insect population under control. To place an order bat house constructed by Geneva Boy Scout Troop 837, call Scoutmaster Randy Deavers at 407718-9584.BATS | Firefighters, church and general store pitched in to help CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 MCDONALD | Ice cream helps charity CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4tiny lungs and body with oxygen, more than 200 breaths per minute, before she could do it herself. It was a month before Persinger could even hold her daughter. MaKenzi turned 1 year old on March 26. Of her then 365 days alive, shed spent 197 of them in the hospital. Persinger, her hus band and son all live in Sanford, which is quite a drive to Orlando. To be able to be by their babys bedside so frequently, staying in Orlando was key, but they need ed help. The Ronald McDonald House (RMH), which offers a free place for families to stay while their children are in the hospital, came to the rescue. Linda May for the House, said its easy to see why the RMH means so much to the families it helps. All you have to see is how much pressure the illness of a child can place on a family, she said. The RMH Charity has two houses in Orlando, serving a total of 59 families a night. It costs the charity $60 per family a night. For chairing an Ice Cream Social event to raise funds to support that cause. They hope to raise $20,000, which could give more than 300 families a place to rest their heads at night, as close to their children as they can be when they need them the most. I dont know what they wouldve done without this place, said Carol Leland, MaKenzis grandmother. It was a life saver for them. They go above and beyond to make you feel at home, Persinger said. Theyre like a second fam ily. It allowed Persinger and her husband to be in touch with the doctors, in-person, every step of the way during their daughters care. Persinger felt like she had some control over what would happen by being there. Other wise, she wouldve just been a mom on a phone, not the strong presence she was. It meant that if I didnt agree with what they were doing, my voice was heard, she said. And thats important, because the odds were against MaKenzi. Doctors didnt have the hope for her that her mother did. Weve proven them wrong in every way possible, Persinger said. MaKenzi, with her bright blue eyes, a wide smile and little baby babbles, hops on her moms lap. Shes alert, happy and working toward being a normal little girl. She knows how to tell you what she wants, Persinger said with a laugh. Before, they didnt know if shed experience life love, school. Now, with her great de velopments, Persinger knows her daughter will have those things. I know shes going to get it now, she said. I think that she will get anything that you and me can have and more I know shes stronger than me.PHOTO COURTESY OF LT. DONALD MCBRYDE

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Page 6 APRIL 12 The Center for Economic Development at Seminole State College of Florida will host Startup Weekend Orlando at its Heathrow Campus April 12-14. Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences in which developers, design ers, marketers, product managers and entrepreneurs come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Typically, half of Startup Weekends attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Registration is re quired. Register online at seminolestate. edu/ced/startup-weekend Are you searching for new activities for your kids this spring? Sports offer a great outlet for children to have fun and learn. Casselberry Recreation and All Star Sports Instruction provide quality sport instruction classes for children 2 to 11 years of age. All classes begin on Friday, April 12. Spaces are limited, so sign-up today! For more information on exact days and times, call 407-262-1575 or visit the city of Casselberry Recreation Center at 200 N. Triplet Lake Dr., or call All Star Sports Instruction at 407-810-4639.APRIL 13SizzorS salon is partnering with Help ful Hands of Seminole on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. The event, Handbag Happy Hour, is taking place at SizzorS salon located at 269 Aulin Ave., Suite 1009, in Oviedo. Guests can stake their claim on deeply discounted new and gently used handbags by bidding in the auction, and enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres with their fellow fashionistas. Admission is free for those who donated handbags by April 5, $5 in advance or $10 at the door. St. Lukes Lutheran School and Pre school is hosting its annual free inter active workshop for any area parents of rising kindergartners. This year, UCF Instructor for Early Childhood Development and Education, Kelly Jennings, will offer practical advice and steer parents through proactive steps to help their child adjust for their new journey. This is a free workshop. Participants will receive a tool kit and materials to help facilitate their childs transition. The Transitioning to Kindergarten workshop is Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 2025 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Call 407-3653228 for more information, or visit school. stlukes-oviedo.org More than 50 local and national authors will share their love for reading at the fourth annual UCF Book Festival on Sat urday, April 13. The festival is open to the public and will be held at the UCF Arena from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking will be free. The festival is hosted by UCFs College of Education in asso ciation with UCFs Morgridge International Reading Center. Visitors are invited to meet with the authors whose works are featured in classrooms and libraries around the country and learn about their creative processes and how they bring their characters to life. For a sched ule of events and more information, visit bookfestival.ucf.edu Heathrow Womens Club will be hosting its annual fundraising event Luaustyle, Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Heathrow Country Club. The theme of evenings festivities is Evening in Para dise Luau. In addition to dinner, danc ing and a silent auction, there will be a lively and entertaining presentation from Sibling Rival Poi (re dancers) led by Ken Battles. The DJ for the evening will be In the Mix Production. Over the past 25 years, the Club has donated nearly $1 million in donations and services to better our community by giving to deserving or ganizations. All proceeds will benet: The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, West Sanford Branch; Seminole County Friends of Abused Children; SafeHouse of Semi nole Daycare/After School Program; and Bags of Hope Inc. Kids Club. This event is open to all. Attire is resort casual. Children are invited to Seminole Towne Center to celebrate Earth Day at the Kidgits Little Planet Helpers event, happening Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Young visitors may come celebrate Earth Day Kidgits style with recycling-themed games, arts and crafts, giveaways and much more! Visit simonkidgitsclub.com for more information. A real-life, full-contact, co-ed sport based on the game quidditch from the Harry Potter books is bringing its largest annual tournament in the world to Flor ida April 13-14. Eighty ofcial collegiate teams and more than 1,500 players are coming to Austin Tindall Park in Kissim mee hailing from 22 U.S. states and four nations. The last World Cup in New York City drew 10,000 spectators, and is an ticipating similar crowds this year. Visit internationalquidditch.org for more infor mation. APRIL 16The Oviedo Historical Society holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (September-May). A brief business meeting starts at 7 p.m., and an Awards Ceremony begins shortly thereaf ter at approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Oviedo Memorial Building (next to the old downtown Fire Station). The East Phase rezoning public hear ing for Oviedo, Winter Springs and Gene va elementary schools will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Seminole County Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford. The Orlando Philharmonics new Chamber Series nale on April 16 features the orchestras principal brass quintet, Lyman Brodie, trumpet; William Cooper, trumpet; Mark Fischer, horn; Jeffrey Thomas, trombone; and Robert Carpenter, tuba, performing fanfares, Baroque selections, and Bernsteins Dance Suite. Visit or landophil.org/jazz for more information. APRIL 18Theatre UCF presents its seventh annual dance concert, With a Twist, from April 18-21. The event is a showcase for the students in the University of Central Flor ida dance classes, as well as for the stu dent designers in the theatre department. Its all at 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Visit theatre.ucf.edu for showtimes and more information. Marine Studios to Marineland Dolphin Adventure: The History and Heritage of Marineland will celebrate the theme parks anniversary at Whitney Auditorium in Marineland. Admission is free to the rst 250 guests. Following the presenta tion, Terran McGinnis will sign copies of the book Marineland.APRIL 19For seniors or caregivers navigating the maze of Central Florida housing alternatives, One Senior Place Greater Orlando presents Senior Living Options Day on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A selection of refreshments and door prizes will be available at the unique senior resource facility located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Visit onese niorplace.com for more information or call 407-949-6733.APRIL 20 On Saturday, April 20, Seminole County will continue its centennial celebration with a community-wide Centennial Festival at the Five Points area (County Home Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 across from Flee World). Exhibits, mu sic, food trucks, kids area, plant sale, car show, and more will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Geneva will be repre sented with some of its local musicians and dancers. The Geneva Historical Society and Rural Heritage Center will have booths. Visit tinyurl.com/CentennialFesti val for more information. ONGOINGIn celebration of Seminole Countys 100th birthday, Historic Seminole is issuing a passport to history! Pick up your passport and visit Historic Seminole spots on Centennial Saturdays. Visit a minimum of six sites and your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes. Centennial Saturdays end April 13. For general questions about Centennial Saturdays, contact Ashley Wilt at 407936-1679 or email ashley.wilt@ucf.edu. For more information about Historic Semi nole or one of the participating locations, visit historicseminole.org Waterford Lakes Town Center continues to provide great music and fun for the whole family! Family Night on the Patio takes place every Friday night from 7 to 11 p.m. throughout the year near Friendly Connes. Its TAX time. 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Saturday, April 20, 201310 a.m. to 5 p.m. 100Years 1913 2013 Free parking at Seminole State CollegeUS HWY 17/92 & County Home Rd. in Sanfordwww.seminolecounty.govFree Event! CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL Kids Area Music Food Trucks Garden Expo Art 1913 2013 CELEBRATING OUR FIVE POINTS OF PRIDE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HISTORIC PRESERVATION QUALITY OF LIFE TRANSPORTATION

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New alligatorsThe Central Florida Zoo has recently added three female American alligators to its animal collection. The animals came from The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The females joined the Zoos male alligator in his exhibit adjacent to the Reptile House.Giving back breadPanera Bread and many of its custom ers raised more than $168,700 to help Second Harvest Food Bank. In February Panera executives presented Second Harvest with a check for the full amount raised by the campaign.Trinity Prep scholarTrinity Preparatory School senior Shweta Desiraju of Winter Springs is one of eleven applicants who have been offered a 2013 John V. Lombardi and Penelope W. & E. Roe Stamps IV Scholarship to the University of Florida. Students for these awards exemplify a commitment to excellence, community service, and public responsibility.Play ballTrent Masih, senior middle-inelder and team captain at Lake Howell High School, announced that he has committed to play baseball at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. New dining in Towne CenterThe tenant mix at Seminole Towne Center will be further enhanced in 2013 with the addition of Francescas, Styles for Less, Sprint Store by Arch and A&W All American Food. The recently announced opening of Habaneros Mexican Grill will also complement the dining options of fered at Seminole Towne Center.New school for the giftedThe Providence Foundation will be open ing a new school for gifted and talented students called the Center for Gifted Learners. This school is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The Center for Gifted Learners will be one of only ve private schools in the state of Florida that is solely dedicated to educating gifted and talented learners. The new facility, located at 1561 S. Ala faya Trail in east Orlando, will be multigrade and multi-age classrooms with an innovative, project based curriculum to prepare students for 21st century jobs.HOPE helps kids shineHOPE Helps Inc. was among the group of 59 nonprots and school districts that received $1.5 million in grants through the Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants program. This initiative from Walt Disney World supports organizations that help build futures for Central Florida children. Emcee gets key to the cityIn a presentation during the Feb. 11 City Commission Meeting, Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey and the City Com mission awarded Winter Springs resident Arnie Nussbaum a Key to the City for his many contributions to the city of Winter Springs. Arnie is known as one of Cen tral Floridas most beloved emcees. He is the house Master of Ceremonies for the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Com merce, and has hosted numerous cultural and charity type events all over the Cen tral Florida area. Arnie, at parades, on the radio or TV, is one of the best-known voices in Central Florida.Speedy summer at SSCTo help students complete college faster, Seminole State College of Florida will pilot two six-week classes this summer designed to move students quickly from developmental to college-credit math courses. Achievement in Mathematics (SLS 1533), a one-credit course that starts May 8, is aimed at those rst-timein-college students who need some extra help with their mathematics before enter ing college-level classes. The course will include a refresher component, or math boot camp, tailored to each students individual needs.Florida Volunteer MonthRecognizing the millions of Floridians who volunteer annually and also encouraging other Floridians to serve our states com munities, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have proclaimed April 2013 as Florida Volunteer Month. The Florida Volunteer Month celebration, spon sored by Volunteer Florida, will continue throughout April. Visit volunteerorida.org for more information. Page 8 April 12 April 18, 2013 $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 Which line gives you the best chance for su ccess? Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Index. Historical performance o f the S&P 500 Index should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. Hypothetical Income Rider Value assumes a 7% annual rate of return for income purposes. Illustration values represent gross returns. Assumed annuity rates and actual historical prices of the S&P 500 Index were used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. ONE SHOTYou only have at retirement will fall60% of Americans short. Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com Illustration period: 12-31-1999 though 12-31-2012According to paycheckforlife.com, three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. 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Page 9 THIS WEEK in sports history April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first black player in Major League Baseballs modern era when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to compete for the Dodgers. Baseball had been segregated for more than 50 years. AssistedLivingCOMUNITESMINDLENOPOGD ExperiencetheGoldenPondLifestyle Thursday, April 18th Community Room Join the Seminole Voice and the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce as we host the 3rd Annual Ovations at the Oviedo Mall Community Room on Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8pm. Come sample the wares of our nominees, network with fellow business leaders and see which businesses are named "best" in over 30 categories. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door Tickets available at: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org Lions perfect in districtAn 8-1 blowout over St. Cloud reversed Oviedos fortunes instantly April 8, as they shook off the memory of a 13-2 loss to Seminole in their last game. And as the Lions barrel toward the postseason that starts in two weeks, theyre poised for a big show ing with their perfect 4-0 record against dis trict rivals. They hit the road for Lyman, taking the hounds have struggled this season with a 3-17 record overall. Hagerty ed the Huskies, but theyre still 14-7-1 and 7-4 on the season. They travel to Lake Mary for a 7 p.m. April 12 showdown. Winter SpringsThe Bears have a 14-7 record overall, but have struggled badly in the district with a 1-3 record. Theyll close out the regular sea Seminole at 7 p.m. April 12. A frustrating 8-7 loss felled the Knights in their most recent bid to snap a losing streak that started March 30 at Southern Miss. Five games into it, the Knights (18-15, 4-5) are looking for a turnaround at press time Wednesday. Adding to the frustration of the Knights longest losing streak of the year, four of the less. They almost had it against Memphis (18-13, 5-4), leading the game until the bot the eighth thanks to the heroics of Chris Taladay, who had four two-out RBIs in the game. But a bottom of the eighth dou ble lifted the Tigers by just one run, and enough for the win. Wednesday the Knights faced Interstate 4 rival USF (18-14) in a grudge match at press time. The Knights lost to USF Feb. 26 in their only other meeting this year. Next season the two will be in the same confer ence, the newly formed American Athletic Conference. After that game the Knights travel all the way to Houston for a three-game se ries at Rice (23-11, 6-3), starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Itll be another shot at revenge for the Knights, who lost two out of three to the Owls last season when they met in Or lando. Theyll be looking to leverage more of trip, with the burden seemingly on the shoulders of Taladay, who is 12th in the na tion in hits so far this season. Hes closing in on the seventh spot in all-time hits for the Knights. When the Knights return home, theyll be playing host for eight straight games, starting with Florida Atlantic (21-11) on April 16. The last time the two teams met, on April 17 of last season, the Knights crushed the Owls 12-3. hosting conference rivals Marshall and Houston, theyll be just two conference se ries away from the C-USA Tournament in Houston. They have plenty of time to catch up in the standings. Knights fight long slumpISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 10 The vernal equinox, more infor day of spring, fell on March 20 this year. While the weather is still crisp and cool at least by Florida standards, it is the perfect time to clean out the clutter of the past year, and add a fresh per spective to your homes interior. Here are some of the hottest design trends for spring and summer, alongside some helpful tips for clearing out the cobwebs. Pantones color of the year for 2013 is Emerald green. Emerald green is a rich vibrant hue that creates a feeling of luxury as well as calm. Pantone picked Emerald declaring it radiant, lively and lush, and I have to say I agree. If youre all in for the glowing green hue and want dramatic change, why not create an em erald green accent wall in your living room or den? Emerald is more versatile an interior design Pair it with cool neutrals, black, white or a combination of both for a minimalistic clean and modern look. If elegance and opulence are more your speed, incorporate warm cream and gold tones around it, even rich browns. The mood you create will be regal. For those commit ment phobes out there who tend to change their mind as quickly as the seasons, go for some gorgeous green accent pieces. Renew your bedrooms with a few plush green pillows, some emerald charger plates in the kitchen or an emerald throw on your couch for a quick pop of color. Now that youve refreshed your homes color scheme, time to clean those nooks and crannies. A clean home is a healthy home, so throw open those windows and patio doors and start scrubbing! 1) Grout. Start with either some hydrogen peroxide or some oxygen bleach and water mixed then pour the cleaner onto the tiles and spread it with a mop, let sit for one to two hours. Brush it to loosen grit and grime then mop clean with water and youll have sparkling white grout. 2) Dust. Its the proverbial elephant in the room, its there, you just dont want to admit it. Dust the tops of your fans, Dont forget crown molding, tops of paintings and pictures. A Swiffer or some pledge can work wonders. 3) Closets and drawers. Re member the rules of feng shui; is the object in question adding beauty to your space or is it useful? If no, then toss! If you havent worn an item of clothing in over a year donate it to Goodwill, its good for your karma and you can keep the receipt for a nice tax write off next year. Last but not least, sit back, relax and enjoy your newly clean Emerald space with a mint julep or a mojito. Cheers!Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaSellsOrlando.com HomesVoice 7015 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765 888-860-4783 | tremont.net Your parents have always been there for you. Now its time to return the favor. The Tremont puts seniors in control, providing a maintenance-free, independent lifestyle with chef-prepared meals made daily, scheduled transportation, social activities with friendly neighbors, 24/7 live-in managers for added peace of mind, and so much more. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home.I cant answer the phone right now. The TremontIndependent Retirement Living HARVEST MANAGEMENT SUB LLC 18966 Call us at 888-860-4783 or visit our welcoming community to learn more! SAVE THOUSANDS ON SELECT APARTMENTS Put the spring in your homes step Christina Rordam Keepin it Real EstateThe Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community news for Oviedo Winter Springs Geneva ChuluotaGet it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Subscribe to newsletter

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Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history April 12, 1945 U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Ga. The only man to be elected to four terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt is remembered for his New Deal social policies and his leadership during wartime.Heres what kids at the First Baptist Church Family Day said about their spring break and Easter plans.Im going turkey hunting in Oklahoma on opening weekend. I like hunting and I am a good shot. I shot a turkey just this morning. I will also be celebrating my birthday. Tony D. 7 years old I am home schooled in the fourth grade. I like history and science, and I like reading all kinds of books. I like American History and reading how Abraham Lincoln got rid of slavery. Anthony C. 10 years old Im in the first grade, and I am home schooled. I am learning how to write letters. We are getting ready for Easter and will be going to church and hunting for Easter eggs. Caleb S. 6 1/2 years old I am in second grade and am home schooled. I like geography. For Easter we will have an egg hunt at my grandmas house. Well dunk eggs in dyed water, and will be in the Easter performance. Shyanne C. 8 years old Im in third grade at Geneva Elementary. We will go to Daytona Beach or maybe New Smyrna. We will go bike riding on the Seminole Trail. We are also practicing with our packet for the FCAT test. Emily J. 10 years old When the manager unlocked the apartment door for the deputy they were met by a naked toddler dragging a stained pink blan ket and the smell of feces and urine. Her mother, who had been incarcerated 15 hours ago, lied to authorities about her 2-yearold daughter being watched by a babysitter. There was dried grape jelly and applesauce on the babys face, and it was clear from the condition of the apartment that she had been alone for hours scavenging for food and water. Child Protective Investigators (CPI) face such scenarios every day, and we can only imagine how this must wear on their spirit.National Child Abuse Awareness MonthContrary to my usual positive that another April has arrived and we are no closer to surrendering its solemn responsibility as National Child Abuse Aware ness Month. Child abuse continues to be a pervasive problem at the national, state and local levels. The statistics, which run one to two years behind, show that 3 million reports of suspected child abuse touched between 5 and 6 million children and at least half of those resulted in further investigation indicating a potential issue. At a minimum the Federal neglect, according to the Child Abuse and Treatment Act, is: Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act, which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. Child abuse also involves neglect and abandonment of our most vulnerable population. Statistics show that more than 100,000 children are abused in some way in the state of Florida, and that child abuse is the leading cause of death in children younger than 4 years of age. child fatalities occur at the hands Seminole County Sheriffs CPS teamOur own Seminole County Sheriffs Department receives approximately 4,000 suspected child abuse cases each year. They investigate reports routed to the county from the Florida Abuse Hotline. Seminole Countys 27 CPIs are ministrators as they sort out the cultural, legal and social elements of each familys situation. It is not always a simple process to determine what protections, sheltering, services and interventions are best suited for each child and family.Child advocacy centersNo matter if the community is urban, rural or suburban a beginning a childs healing pro cess is the local child advocacy center. The advocacy team strips away the statistics and embraces the child with compassion and dedication determined not to not add additional stress to their fragile state. Kids House is Seminole Countys child advocacy center and the collaboration and coor dination they model every day borders on miraculous as they try to identify the intimate details of a childs abuse. The Kids House team includes nurses and physi cians trained for forensic medi cal exams, child advocate crisis intervention specialists, child and family advocates, trained inter view specialists, as well as spe cialists in mental health and child development. Kids House treats the whole child with sensitivity in one safe location. Partnerships with law enforcement, community based services and the medical and mental health communities allow the family to get services, education and answers in one location in a positive kid-friendly environment. But make no mistake because the Kids House team places the childs well being as its highest priority, it fully assists in prosecuting the childs abusers. Learn about Kids House and how you can support their efforts through donations and volunteer Cops for Kids House Kickball Tournament on Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. To report child abuse or neglect, call the Florida Abuse Hot line 1-800-96ABUSE (962-2873). To learn more about Kids House, visit kidshouse.org/ news-and-events/index.htm This week I have seen several articles come out about introverts and interviewing. If you are not an extrovert, can that hurt your chances of getting a job? The answer is yes, and no. To be clear, it depends on you and how prepared you are for the interview. I am a closet introvert. People would not guess that about me because I enjoy public speaking, hold a leadership role, and network in the community. The reality is networking puts me way outside of my comfort zone. Being inter viewed is a whole adventure in itself. Being that a large part of my job means I have to be in the community and out networking, I had to learn how to get outside my shell. Like many introverts, small talk is not my forte and I prefer one-on-one deep conver sations to exchanging elevator speeches any day of the week. I have learned the best thing for me to do in new networking situations is to bring a wingman, someone who is comfortable with networking and can be present in every conversation. My goal is not to meet everyone in the room, but to meet with people while I am at an event and follow up with them later to develop relationships. As far as interviewing, Introverts sometimes have a hard time tooting their own horn. This can work against you in an interview setting. To combat this fear, practice talking about your achieve ments, reread your resume, and research the company so you can discuss how your skills and accomplishments will meet their need. Listening to the question carefully and then crafting a re sponse will go much further than being over-eager and just ap pearing bubbly. I can be bubbly, but naturally, I am more reserved and recharge quietly by myself. After the interview, sit down somewhere quiet and re-hash the interview in your mind. As you craft your thank you letter, use it as an opportunity to thank the interviewer and to clarify and add any important points you may have missed. Being an introvert is not necessarily a disadvantage it just means you need to get a little out of your comfort zone by prepar ing a little harder.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 >Kids House leads child advocacySandi 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 > Sandi Vidal Ask SandiWant that job? Become a situational extrovert Statistics show that more than 100,000 children are abused in the state of Florida, and that child abuse is the leading cause of death in children younger than 4.

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