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Publication Date: 04-19-2013
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Interests . .................................................. 4 Calendar . .................................................. 6 Healthy Living............................................8 Athletics . ................................................ 10 Celery Stalks . ......................................... 11 Tom Carey . ............................................. 11 Classifieds . ............................................. 12Are Seminole Countys kids getting fatter or thinner than the average?Healthy Living > 8 Voices > 11Heres how to stop garden bugs now that spring has sprung. The Millson brothers are double trouble in tracks longest race.Interests > 4 Calendar > 6 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will ll the concert hall of St. Lukes Lutheran Church with classical favorites for the free concert series nale this weekend. After Earth is ravaged by a war with an alien race, a man is tasked with extracting resources from the planet. Opening this week: OBLIVION Hammontree didnt hear the loud beeping noise telling him a countdown had begun on the spring sun beat down on him. and Field Classic, the crowd High School coach concentrated on the starting line of the boys two-mile relay about to sprint conspired against him hearing that ominous alarm coming from the pouch slung over his shoul der. pound fusion pump siphoned vital medicine through a tube, past a port in his chest and straight into his failing heart. Hammontree couldnt go with out the medication for more than 15 minutes, and the pump was shutting down. said of the emergency that led to a mile-long sprint behind the wheel of his car. I was trying to not drive too fast to Florida Hospital; I didnt want to get in an A year and two months after the incident at Lake Highland High School that threatened to take his life, Hammontree has returned to coaching track and He just needed a new heart. ed more than a decade before. ness and longevity, a degenerative disease has spent the last 14 years trying to take it away from him. In 1999, he received the di agnosis that would haunt him for more than a decade: conges tive heart failure. Doctors could slow it, but they wouldnt stop it. In 2005, surgeons installed a pacemaker, but the coach had to come back three weeks later to have it repositioned due to elec tric shocks zapping his stomach. In early 2008, an infection was discovered, and the pacemaker was repositioned yet again. Later that year, Hammontree followed by the fusion pump a his heart was functioning at only 15 percent, and it was getting worse. After decades of molding grams, Hammontree had to ac cept that something was out of his hands. I looked at it this way: it tree said. It was in the Lords hands, so whatever happened, Hammontrees close call at Lake Highland took place right around the time of his evaluation for heart transplant eligibility, a dream that eventually became a reality. After spending 10 months and one day on the waiting list for a new heart, Hammontree re ceived a transplant on Jan. 10 at Florida Hospital. Were just so grateful that God has allowed his extended Jane. Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, the Florida Hospital surgeon who performed Hammontrees heart transplant, explained how for tunate Hammontree was to even receive a heart. When Jade Markesteyn Martinez was four months pregnant with twins, her husband lost his job. fast approaching due date, but her job wasnt even enough to support their normal life of two. You kind of see your world Markesteyn said. generous friends and family gave them many gifts, but the sheer number of things they needed and in double was overwhelming. Nobody could buy you every mom said. ant event is held twice a year and is part of a franchise that has the largest consignment sales for chil dren and maternity in the country. It features gently used clothes, toys and daily necessities for children newborn through teen and mater nity items as well. Everything is inspected for quality and is 30to Giant event helps parents to afford parenthoodBRITTNI JOHNSON The VoicePHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICETom Hammontree is happy to be coaching again, but still wears a mask to stave off illness after a heart transplant gave him a new lease on life. Please see JBF on page 3 Join in the fun at the Centennial Festival, as the county rings in 100 years on April 20. See Family Calendar on page 5 for more info.PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEMINOLE COUNTY Running with heart: a coachs survival storyTIM FREED The Voice Please see HEART on page 2 SEMINOLE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history April 22, 1970 Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the worlds environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans participated in rallies, marches and educational programs. 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.comBrittni Johnson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Kristy Vickery jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@TurnstileMediaGroup.comFlorida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceSteven Barnhart Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Con nect.CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! KIDS BOUNCIN OFF THE WALLS?BRING EM TOBOING!407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.comWe also welcome: Birthday parties Camps Field trips Fundraisers Corporate events Every year, about 300,000 patients die from the need of a heart Dr. Bittner said. With only 2,000 hearts available every year, you can imagine how fortunate some body can be to get one of these Hammontree and his wife had a lot to celebrate the morning of Jan. 11. Not only had Hammontree made it through his surgery, he had also made it into the Flor day. had forged a 48-year career across the state, coaching at Winter Springs High School, Coral Gables Senior High School in Miami and Lake Howell High School, where he led the girls cross country team to a state championship in 1986. He was also inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. I do this because I love coachWith his new heart, he said he believes he has several more sea good news for his athletes. I think its great that he got his heart transplant and that hes lum, a senior on the Oviedo High School track team. Its encouraging and comforting to have him He just comes alive when hes around the students and able to help them, coach them and train to do that again is very reward given a new heart, Hammontree conference meet since his surgery. rain clouds forming overhead on the second and last night of the meet on April 11. mouth rise to reveal a grin behind a light blue surgical mask. His immune system is almost non existent because of anti-rejection drugs after the heart transplant, so he cant risk getting sick. Stadium lightning illuminates the track behind Lake Brantley High School, casting light over the hundreds of vibrant track uni forms. Clustered together high up on the nearby bleachers, the Oviedo Lions are easy to spot in their black and orange uniforms. A closer look reveals a message with Heart. the boys mile relay, the rain starts to fall, but that doesnt mean Ham montree is going home. He ducks under some cover and throws on his Oviedo High School jacket. Hammontrees piercing hazel eyes squint above his mask, fo cusing on the runners blurring the track in Oviedo colors. the night because of some rain, he isnt about to neglect his new heart either. You get a heart, but somebody else is giving it up; somebody else With that heart, Hammontree said he feels more energetic and focused than he has in years. En tering the postseason, hes hoping for a comeback. meet, his Lions had one. Last year, Nick Lensson, Adam Justin Schanze were the two-mile relay team waiting for the starting gun as they watched their coach son the boys ran a best of 8:30.15, cutting their season short of making it to the state championship. At this years conference championship, those same four run ners stripped off their orange and black warm-up shirts, stepped to the starting line, and ran 15 sec onds faster. And their coach found another reason to cheer. HEART | Hammontree coaches Lions into postseason meets just three months after his heart transplant CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 If you own a business, you may well follow a do it now philosophy which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow which means youll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, youve got some attractive options in these areas. For example, you could choose a retirement plan that of fers at least two key advantages: potential tax-deferred earnings and a wide array of investment options. Plus, some retirement plans allow you to make tax-deductible contributions. In selecting a retirement plan, youll need to consider several factors, including the size of your business and the number of employees. If your business has no fulltime employees other than yourself and your spouse, you may consider a Simpli fied Employee Pension (SEP) plan or an owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an individual or solo 401(k). Or, if your goal is to contribute as much as possible, you may want to consider an owner-only defined benefit plan. If you have employees, you might want to investigate a SIMPLE IRA or even a 401(k) plan. Your financial advisor, work ing with plan design professionals and your tax advisor, can help you analyze the op tions and choose the plan that fits with your combined personal and business goals. Now, lets turn to business succession plans. Ultimately, your choice of a succession plan strategy will depend on many factors, such as the value of your business, your need for the proceeds from the sale of the business for your retirement, your successor, and how well your busi ness can continue without you. If your goal is to keep the business within the family, youll need to consider how much control you wish to retain (and for how long), whether you wish to gift or sell, how you balance your estate among your heirs, and who can reasonably succeed you in running the business. Many succession planning techniques are available, including an outright sale to a third party, a sale to your employees or management (at once or over time), or the transfer of your business within your fam ily through sales or gifts during your life, at your death or any combination thereof. Many succession plans include a buysell agreement. Upon your death, such an agreement could allow a business partner or a key employee to buy the business from your surviving spouse or whoever inher its your business interests. To provide the funds needed for the partner or employee (or even one of your children) to purchase the business, an insurance policy could be purchased. Your estate plan including your will and any living trust should address what happens with the business, in case you still own part or all of it at your death. The bestlaid succession plans may go awry if the unexpected occurs. All these business succession options can be complex, so before choosing any of them, you will need to consult with your le gal and financial advisors. Whether its selecting a retirement plan or a succession strategy, youll want to take your time and make the choices that are ap propriate for your individual situation. You work extremely hard to run your business so do whatever it takes to help maximize your benefits from it.Retirement, Succession Plans: Must Haves for Business Owners Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com 90percent cheaper than retail. foot Orlando Jai Alai building. for sale from more than 200 mom consignors and more than 2,000 shoppers this weekend.Getting more for their moneyFor moms like Markesteyn, this sale lets them get their children the clothes and toys they need, and sometimes those little special extras theyd never be able to af ford before. One mom, who was a cancer survivor and had lost her job, cried as her children were able to pick out some nice shoes and books. Its little things like that many take for granted, but mean the world to some moms, that make the sale so great, said Lauri Davenport, owner of the Central Florida JBF Sale. Moms come up to me with tears in their eyes and say, I couldnt get these things for my Davenport said. As a mom you want to provide for your children, you want to do everything you rubootham. Because of the JBF Sale, Markesteyn was able to buy quite a few extra bottles. And on those nights when both babies were crying and hungry, mom and dad didnt have to wash a bottle be fore feeding their little ones. Its a tiny thing, but it meant a lot to the sleepy parents. Moms making moneyBut Markesteyn, whose family is now doing great, said that the sale knows no bounds when it comes to the types of people who shop. Its not your average consignment store or garage sale. Walking into the sale is like walking into a de partment store. Clothes and toys are lined up neatly by gender and age in the two-story Jai Alai unteers to direct shoppers to the thousands of items for sale. Ev erything is in nearly perfect condition. Its something you have to see to believe, Davenport said. gosh, their second reaction is to call all their friends and tell them said. Not only do moms shop at the massive sale, they are also consignors there. Any consignor who sells their item at JBF gets 60 to 70 percent of the sale price. Many moms, like Mathrubootham and Markesteyn, use the money they make consigning items to pay for the new ones they get at the sale. Markesteyn said she barely spends any money on clothes and toys now. Davenport said that families also use the money they make to pay their bills. Its not uncommon for a mom to walk up to her and say that because of the JBF Sale, they were able to pay their mortgage or electricity bill. Its an amazing way for moms to get a little extra income. Our moms make real money, hundreds of dollars if not thou JBF | Parents can buy or sell kids clothes at this giant consignment sale that helps keep apparel affordable CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The Just Between Friends Sale runs Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 21, at the Orlando Jai Alai, located at 6405 S. Highway 17-92. It features clothes, toys and daily necessities for children newborn through teen, and maternity items as well. For more information, visit centralorida.jbfsale.com OVIEDO HISTORICAL TOURPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEBob Putnam, right, speaks at The Oviedo Preservation Projects Historic Oviedo Walking Tour, which entertained visitors April 6.

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Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history April 25, 1983 The Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropovs letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Dont Miss Our Summer Camp Dont Miss Our Summer CampInteractive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish Classes O PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771 407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 May 4, 2013 May 4, 2013 10am-12pm 10am-12pm P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Long distance runners get the daunting task of taking the grand tour and experiencing every inch a track has to offer. It can be in timidating enough to have just one competitor closely nipping at your heels meter after meter while you sweat out a tiresome and grueling two-mile race. Trin ity Preps Sam and Jesse Millson can literally make you think twice and double your troubles. While their game plans on race day are geared toward individual performance, there is no denying what ties them both to the sport and to each other. There are 3,200 meters that allow them to use each other as a measuring stick to see At Lake Highland Preparatory School on Feb. 22, the two not only made the competition sweat, but they also made everyone else have to play catch up. Sam says that their intentions going into the race were to take control from the sound of the starter gun and lead what they did, as they would DISTANCE DUELERS Trinity Preps Millson brothers chase each other while other runners chase themSTEVEN BARNHART The Voice Please see BROTHERS on page 5

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Page 5 peatedly in the early goings. Along with freshmen teammate Chas Cook, they formed their own pack and set the tone for the entire event. Part of the plan may have been to run together, but in the end the two front-runners knew they would ultimately have to duke it out. Freshman Jesse passed Sam with about 400 meters left. Jesse a time of 9:56.29, four seconds in front of his older brother. Both times were personal records. They had trained hard for that moment under the lights. In a way, that training began before they were born. They come from a family who loves to run. Its in their genes. It didnt take long for Mother Nature to take over. From the time they were kids back to the days when stop signs determined a winner they recall creating their own proving grounds when ever one of them thought he was improving more than the other. We used to say to each other yeah, Ive been getting faster and the other one would be like well, Im still faster than you, Jesse said. Then we would just go in the street and race. For the Millson brothers, track is something that runs in their blood. The long distance duo says that their interest in running can be traced back to their grandfa ther who used to get up every day for a morning run. Their fa ther would eventually pick up the baton and go on to compete in the 800-meter event on his high school track team. Then theres this generation of Millson athletes same last name, but different type of competitors. Jesse is known for being more of a sprinter which allows him to make energetic charges from behind, while Sam is known for getting out in front and holding a consistent pace for extended periods of time. The elder Saint says hes not the vocal type, but Jesse admits he is more of the jok er and outspoken motivator both in practice and races. During last years regional cross country race, the younger sibling was coming up fast on his older counterpart but still trying to serve as a spark. He yelled at me [from behind] keep going and then I turned it to another gear, said Sam. He eventually caught up to me and we just ran together. Even in the midst of perform ing in an individual sport and sometimes being each others only competition, they remain say they will inspire each other to keep giving every stride their all even when the college ranks may see them have to run differ ent paths. To them its not about bragging rights around the house or who beats who. Its just about being better in the next race. BROTHERS | One-two finish set personal records for both brothers in same race CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICESam and Jesse Millson made a game out of racing each other early in their childhood. Thats translated into a competitive streak thats grown with them. APRIL 20 Seminole Celebrates A Century of Success includes a community-wide Centennial Festival at the Five Points area off County Home Road and U.S. Highway 1792 across from Flea World. The event features exhibits, music, food trucks, kids area, plant sale, car show and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/FestivalCentennial for information. A Shrinky Dinks craft program for middle school and high school stu dents will take place at the Oviedo library at 2 p.m. on April 20. Turn your favorite super hero into a charm for key chains, jewelry and more for free. Registration is re quired. The East Branch Library is located at 310 Division St, Oviedo. Call 407-665-1560. On Saturday, April 20, come out for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center. There is acous tic, toe-tapping music bluegrass, old country and gospel to enjoy. Hamburgers, sausages and hotdogs are for sale from 6 to 7 p.m. or until the food runs out. The music starts around 6:30 p.m. The Casselberry Art House offers many exciting classes throughout the year. Located in Casselberry at 127 Quail Pond Circle, the Art House offers fun parent/child workshops on the third Saturday of ev ery month from 1 to 3 p.m. There is limited seating, so please preregister. The project on April 20 will be printing with nature using basic printing techniques and various items found in nature. Register at casselberry.org/registerAPRIL 26 Stories of the Night Sky at the Seminole State Planetarium details the myths, legends and facts related to two or three constellations in the current nights sky. Visitors will learn how to locate and iden tify each constellation and hear the stories that were told thousands of years ago to explain the night sky. Stories of the Night Sky will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 26.APRIL 27Its Oktoberfest in the spring! You dont have to wait until October to enjoy a fun-filled Bavarian festival. Join us for an authentic German Springfest, called a Frhlingsfest, at the German Clubs Biergarten on April 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. Make this fest your own fun tradition and join us for the fun! A $5 entrance donation is requested at the gate, and children younger than 12 are free. Join Seminole County Natural Lands Program for our fun and exciting Swamp Walk! Your guide will take you through thick mud to explore the beauty of the hydric hammock. Come out April 27 to the Spring Hammock Preserve at 2985 Osprey Trail in Longwood from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $3 per person. The event is open to those ages 7 and older, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required, and only 25 spaces are available. You may register at any active park: Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, or Sylvan Lake Park. Call 407-349-0959 for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRIDAY, APRIL 19 SPECIAL EVENT: SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS DAY Resources, Guidance, Door Prizes, Refreshments Entry available to the 1st 50 attendees. 10am 2pm Hosted by One Senior Place 407-949-6733 MONDAY, APRIL 22 Senior Club (sponsored by Family Physicians Group) Every Monday, 10am 12noon April 22 Alcohol Abuse Seminar April 29 Casino Day The Real Estate Specialists are IN 10am 1pm (also Mon, April 29) Presented by Exit Real Estate Results TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Estate Planning Workshop 9:30am 12:30pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Medicaid Planning Workshop 2pm 4pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Medicare Educational Workshop 10:30am 12noon Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-3723 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm 4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407-545-4098 Healthy Cooking on the Grill By Chef Greg 3pm 4pm Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 THURSDAY, APRIL 25 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am 12noon Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30am 12:30pm By Orlando Family Physicians FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Senior Appreciation Day 11am 12noon Hosted by Orlando Family Physicians Group RSVP 407-477-5555Calendar of Events April 2013 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comSTOP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Calendar Notes 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 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Visit oneseniorplace. com for more info or call 407-949-6733. The Awakening 2013: Fighting for the Soul of America will be presented on Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oviedo. You will hear from 60 of the nations top reli gious and policy leaders. For more infor mation, call 800-671-1776 or visit lc.orgAPRIL 20 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will ll the St. Lukes Lutheran Church with classical favorites in the nale to St. Lukes concert series season April 20. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org for more info. The First Annual Knights Plaza Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza in front of the UCF Arena. The event is open to the public as a buyer or donator. Visit knightsplaza. com/garage-sale for more information. Kids House Wayne Densch Childrens Advocacy Center is proud to host the sixth annual Field of Dreams Gala. This sports-themed event will include exceptional dining, entertainment, and auctions to benet the children of Kids House. It starts at 6 p.m. April 20 at The Venue at UCF, 50 N. Gemini Blvd. in Orlando. For more information, please email events@ kidshouse.org or visit kidshouse.org Be a part of Seminole Countys 100-year celebration and take home a new pet. Seminole County Animal Services has dozens and dozens of great cats and dogs available for adoption. Seminole County Animal Services is located at 232 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Adoption hours are Mon day through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, April 20, all adopters will receive a free goody bag for their new pets. Check out some of our adoptables at seminolecountyadoptions.petnder.com On Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Orlando VA Minority Veterans Program will host a town hall meeting and informational seminar for veterans. The seminar will have on-site represen tation for healthcare enrollment, disabil ity claim ling and cemetery information. The event will be held at New Bethel MB Church, 618 E. 10th St. in Sanford. Veter ans are instructed to bring a copy of their DD-214 form to the seminar, and are en couraged to bring their spouses. For more information, call 407-599-1487. or go to orlando.va.gov Tuskawilla Artisan and Farmers Mar ket will be Saturday, April 20, at the Serenity Centers CommUNITY Space, locat ed at 2040 Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo, from noon to 3 p.m. Local artisans, grow ers and body therapists will promote their local businesses and services. Vendor space is available. Call 407-719-8883. APRIL 21Israel Independence Day is a celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Music, dance and activities will abound. APRIL 23Led2serve and Creative Canvas & Wine, located at 155 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 1130, in Altamonte Springs, are teaming up to bring you a fun-lled fundraiser. Paint Red Flowers in the company of great friends and music. Create for a worthy cause and take your masterpiece home at the end of the evening. Join us Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Re serve your seat by calling 407-260-9463 or visiting creativecanvasandwine.comAPRIL 26On the fourth Friday of each month, San fords downtown historic district show cases local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk, the opening recep tion of Sanfords Gallery on Firsts fourth installment of 4 $100, a three-day group show of 100 pieces of art for $100 or less. The show will be open Friday through Sunday, April 28. This event is free to the public. Visit galleryonrst.comAPRIL 27The city of Casselberry, Casselberry Friends of the Park and Keep Seminole Beautiful have joined together to bring Seminole Countys largest Earth Fest 2013 event. Come and enjoy this free en vironmentally friendly festival that will be held on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry. There will be a Free Tree Giveaway and planting demonstration by a certied Florida master gardener. For more infor mation, call 404-262-7700, extension 1507, or visit casselberry.org/earthfest Visit www.seminolevoice.com/events/ search for more details. Send submis sions to ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup. comFather of the yearThe American Diabetes Association and the Fathers Day Council of Orlando are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Orlando Father of the Year Awards. Each year we recognize men from across the nation for their outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fa thers. Our 2013 distinguished honorees include Gregg Hill of Oviedo.Students make all-Florida teamFive Seminole State College of Florida honors students have been named to the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team. The students all members of the Colleges Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute will represent Pi Lambda, Seminole States chapter of PTK. They were selected for the team based on their academic success, lead ership skills and community involvement. The students include: Frederick Ashby, 22, of Chuluota; Diane Castillo, 31, of Orlando; Fiorella Gallo, 19, of Altamonte Springs; Richard Parada, 20, of Orlando; and Jessica Viera, 29, of Lake Mary.Meritage Homes hiresMeritage Homes has named Omar Watson as a sales trainee working out of Hammock Reserve in Oviedo. Watson is a recent graduate of the University of Cen tral Florida. Meritage Homes builds new homes in 15 communities throughout the Orlando region.SSC recognizes writersThe English Department at Seminole State College of Florida recognized the winners of three student writing competitions dur ing a ceremony on Wednesday, April 3. Professor Webb Harris announced the winners of the Research Paper Compe tition: English I winner Sarah Smith, of Chuluota, rst place; English II winners Victoria DiPaolo, of Oviedo, rst place; Trina Dziewior, of Oviedo, second place. All three Research Paper Competition winners will receive a cash prize and a three-credit scholarship.Hospice seeks volunteersVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in our area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, ac company their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music ther apy, make bereavement calls, sew Mem ory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make crafts, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or email cen tral.oridavolunteers@vitas.com if you would like to nd out more information.Greening up CasselberryThe city of Casselberry is one of 10 mu nicipalities that will share $200,000 in grants through TD Green Streets, a new program that recognizes and supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in underserved communities. Each $20,000 TD Green Streets grant will fund projects in underserved communities, including the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs, and educational ac tivities.

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If you are looking for good old-fashioned summer fun that includes creeks and critters, wildlife and wetlands, pine trees and pollinators, hikes and happy discoveries, then check out the Young Naturalist Summer Camp at Mead Botanical Garden. Mead Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Winter Park, is a true hidden treasure. is wonderful 47-acre urban oasis is so beautiful you will want to share it with absolutely everyone. And, its so natural and serene that youll be tempted to keep it a secret. is is the fantastic setting that elementary-aged kids who attend the Young Naturalist Summer Day Camp at Mead Garden get to experience every day. With a running creek, hiking trails, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, buttery garden and large pond thats home to turtles, sh and wading birds, theres much for campers to discover, see and do every day. e spacious Discovery Barn serves as the camp base headquarters where arts, cras, environmental activities, gardening and games take place. roughout the week, visiting experts and certied naturalists bring mammals, reptiles, insects and interesting plants for campers to learn about and see up close. Young Naturalist Campers explore Mead Gardens unique wildlife habitats, hike the wetlands boardwalk, play games, learn fun survival skills and engage in age-appropriate arts and cras. Campers learn about environmental awareness, wildlife, plants, birds, butteries, crawling insects, water conservation and ecology all in a loving, fun and safely supervised environment. Camp is led by a team of cheerful certied teachers, master naturalists and fun counselors who love kids and love to inspire adventure. Camp curriculum and activities are designed to foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors. Connecting children, nature and fun is what its all about. Camp runs Monday to Friday, each week from June 10 through July 26 (no camp week of July 2.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aer camp supervision available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each camper receives a Young Naturalist Camp t-shirt and water bottle. Snacks are provided daily; lunch is provided on Fridays. Register before May 1 for a discounted rate of $190 per child per week. ($205 per child for registrations received aer May 1.) Many children sign up for multiple weeks of camp. Additional Young Naturalist program highlights include nature walks, creek exploration, safe animal encounters, plant propagation, gardening, science games and experiments, rolling down the hillside, making memories and lasting friendships. Your kids will love the adventure; you will appreciate the learning goals linked to school success. Visit www.meadgarden.org to register online or download a registration form. Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. Where do kids go for good old-fashioned summer fun? Mead Botanical Garden!

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Page 8 HEALTh H Y L LIVING Kids are getting bigger and bigger but not in the good, growing-up way. According to the recently released 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, which ranks each county and state in the country according to various health factors, the obesity and inactivity rate has remained high in Orange and Seminole counties. And University of Central Florida professor Aaron Liberman said its kids who are tipping the scales. Liberman, a professor of Health Man agement and Informatics, said obesity among children is a result of iPod parent ing putting an electronic device in front of a child to exercise their brain instead of their bodies. He also said parents forced to work more, post-recession, has forced kids to learn from one another, often creating poor eating habits to pair with their seden tary lifestyle. The population were greatly con cerned about is the younger population, kids in school, Liberman said. Because what were seeing, no matter the economic standards, is that kids are not eating right, they dont get enough exercise and as a re sult, were seeing factors that are very disturbing. Last year, Seminole County ranked as the second healthiest county in Florida. This year its No. 4, but Seminole County Health Department director Swannie Jett said the criteria changed slightly so their rank cant be compared year to year. Socioeconomic status in the county is a large contributing factor to its high ranking, Jett said. There are many more college educated adult residents 79 percent than in neighboring Orange County, which has 64 percent. Orange ranked No. 16 in the state overall. We also have good access to care so we can offer more preventative services. We are working on more partnerships so patients dont fall through the cracks. The community works together to solve some of the issues, Jett said. Still, both Orange and Seminole counties experienced a rise in the percentage of chil dren living in poverty from 17 percent in 2002 to 26 percent this year in Orange and from 10 percent to 17 percent during the same time period in Seminole. Thats compared to 25 percent in the state and 14 percent as the national benchmark. Liberman said poverty level affects the healthful aspects of a community. Even with more money and better education, Seminole still nearly matched Orange Countys adult obesity rate of 27 with 25 percent. There was no rank in the report for childhood obesity. better educated population would have the resources to access the things for a better life. But diabetes [and other chronic ill nesses related to poor eating and exercise regimens] is becoming an epidemic in this country. Thats happening in Orange and Seminole, Liberman said. Liberman agrees that more parents stay ing home with their children instead of working is not a realistic solution. Rather, enrolling kids in extra-curricular activities or supervised programs that keeps their bodies moving could be the silver bullet to a healthier youth. He said there are a number of affordable or even free programs parents can access, such as the YMCA or the Boys & Girls Club. Were not going to say to mom, You have to stay home now. You have to or ganize activities or work with agencies that organize these activities, get them into sports programs that get them moving in stead of kids sitting on the couch playing on their iPad. in Orange and Seminole said theyre doing their part to help make their communities healthier. Jett said partnerships are key: working with the schools to educate children on how to be healthy and campaigning city councils to build more sidewalks to encour age more physical activity. Teachers can educate the students on how to eat healthy. If you start at a younger actually teach their parents, he said. Mirna Chamorro, Orange County Health Department spokesperson, said they are working with other agencies to limit the number of fast food restaurants, hosting community foot races and helping to cre ate more farmers markets. The department sity campaign called Green Sprouts, which teaches pre-kindergarten students how to grow food, eat healthy and the importance of physical activity. Its more education and prevention, she said. We try to encourage people to cook at home and eat healthier meals.Obesity still high in Orange, SeminoleProfessor blames absent parents for obesity, chronic illnesses MEGAN STOKES The VoiceARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEOviedo High School students Cassandra Vivian, left, and JoQwanda Sykes peruse a school salad bar, part of new healthy initiatives.

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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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Page 10 A 9-5 loss to Lake Brantley on Tuesday somewhat mitigated the elation of a 7-0 trouncing of Ly man by Oviedo the night before, but the Lions baseball team is still on a roll. Heading into their last game of the regular season at press time Wednesday night against Lake Mary, the Lions (17-6-1, 4-0) al ready had their eyes aimed at the postseason. Coming off an end-of-theregular-season run that saw them theyre looking to be favorites in the four-team district tournament, which they will host starting next week. Considering that theyve won their district games in the regular season by a combined score of 374, the Lions would need to make a big mistake to not make a regional appearance. But despite their hosting ad vantage, theyll be playing on unfamiliar territory in Sanford, under the bright lights of Memorial Stadium. The tournament starts at 4:30 p.m. on April 23. Hagerty The Huskies (16-9-1, 8-5) play Lake Mary at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the start of the district tournament in DeLand. The last time they played the Rams they won 7-2. The Huskies will need to smooth out a bumpy season if they want to advance in the postseason. In the past 10 games they won six and lost four heading into a press time showdown against Lake Howell. Winter SpringsThe Bears (16-7, 1-3) will be looking for a comeback in district play games this week. They head to Sanford Memorial Stadium for the tournament starting April 23. THIS WEEK in sports history April 23, 1954 Hank Aaron hits the first home run of his Major League Baseball career. Twenty years later, Aaron became baseballs new homerun king when he broke Babe Ruths long-standing record of 714 career homers. No matter what grade your child is in, theres always the slight worry about what comes next. How do we prepare our children for a successful academic career? Its never too early to start planning. Indeed, long-term academic planning is vital to your childs schooling. In todays competitive environ ment, most children will need ongoing academic support from parents and teach ers regardless of if theyre falling behind or shooting ahead of class. This support is the core of a firm foundation of academic skills that will bolster your child through any grade level. It may seem like overkill to start prepping your children for high school when theyre still in elementary. However, the academic choices you make for your children by age 14 will likely influence the opportunities open to them throughout their lives. Prepara tion beginning in elementary school leads to the best classes in middle school, which like wise leads to the most selective high school programs, colleges, and careers. To ensure this path to success, start by helping your child develop a strong foundation of basic skills in reading, writing, and math.Research shows that students who finish strongly in Algebra and Geometry by 9th Grade are more likely to go to college than those who do not. This math foundation is the preparation for higher-level high school maths, such as Trigonometry and Calculus, as well as high-level sciences. Proper plan ning for high school courses should take place while your child is in the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade. However, many parents find these middle school years to be a difficult time.According to Jack Berckemeyer, Assistant Director of the Ohio-based National Middle School Associations: Middle School is...of ten the last best chance for getting students on the right path. However, its also a place where fewer teachers want to work; where academic challenges rise as adolescent mo tivation drops; where parent involvement dwindles. Students are at a difficult cross roads, becoming preoccupied with social concerns teasing and bullying spike, and misbehavior in the classroom increases as students begin to flirt and test their inde pendence. A 2012 report by the Southern Regional Educational Board still finds that Florida middle-schoolers continue to trail the nation in achievement on NAEP basic reading and math skills. At The Tutoring Center, we firmly believe that Middle School is a pivotal time for stu dents to acquire the academic and social skills needed to succeed in high school and beyond. Around half of our students choose to stay with our program throughout middle school even if theyve already caught up. We work with parents and teachers to make sure your child makes the most of middle school, preparing them for a positive aca demic future. If youre worried about your childs performance at any grade please dont hesitate to contact us about our free Diagnostic Testing. Its never too late to get ahead!When Do I Prep My Child for Academic Success? Dr. Peter Ancona Center Director e Tutoring Center, Oviedo 2871 Clayton Crossing Way #1049 Oviedo, FL 32765 407-545-4725 www.Oviedo. TutoringCenter.comWritten by Sofia Puente-Lay THIS FILM IS RATED R. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Participating sponsors, their employees, family members and their agencies are not eligible. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. No admittance once the screening has begun.IN THEATERS APRIL 26THEBIGWEDDINGMOVIE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/THEBIGWEDDINGMOVIE INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OFFOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COMPLIMENTARY PASS FOR TWO, VISIT: WWW.GOFOBO.COM/ RSVP AND ENTER THE CODE: VOICERQPU ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Two games after surprising Rice with two straight wins over them, the Knights had a losing streak on their hands. And as the Knights roller-coaster season continues on the baseball dia mond, theyre looking to recap ture the magic of early March. few series on conference play, the Knights (20-18, 6-6) are look ing to turn around their season in a hurry after losing eight of their last 10 games. Not that the Knights havent had sparks of life. After their longest losing streak of the year, which began with a 4-3 heart breaker against Southern Miss and continued with a 9-3 drub bing at the hands of USF, the Knights seemingly righted their horse. Against Rice (26-13, 7-5), Starter Chris Matulis had a ca reer game from the mound in the in eight innings and only giving up a run in the process. Mean while the Knights bats went to work, with Parker Webster and Jeramy Matos blasting doubles en route to an RBI apiece in the 5-1 victory. The convincing win seemed to be a foreshadowing for the series until game two, which turned into a wild slugfest that times. Ben Lively went seven in nings in that game at the mound, giving up four earned runs early on but getting his control back to hold off any more Rice come backs. But in the bottom of the ninth, with the Knights leading by 7-4, Zac Favre watched errors and bizarre plays turn into three runs two of them unearned that tied the game and sent it into extra innings. The teams would go scoreless for the next two full in nings before the top of the 12th, when three walks, two singles, a passed ball and other errors turned into a four-run rally for the Knights, who would hold on to win the game. Danny Davis, the fourth pitcher in the game, threw three innings of shutout relief to get the 11-7 win. Three Knights had two RBI each in the game. The Owls got revenge in the next game, with the Knights trailing late but making a come back in the eighth and ninth that nearly tied the game, falling a run short, 7-6. Matos had three RBI in the game. Another loss followed the Knights home to Orlando against FAU, as they fell 10-2 in a game that got away early. The Knights used six relievers after Brian Adkins was shelled for three runs after retiring just one batter in Heading into the weekend, the Knights face Marshall at home, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the The Thundering Herd is 13-22 overall, and 3-6 in the confer ence.Lions perfect in district; playoffs approachingKnights drop two

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Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history April 20, 1971 The Pentagon releases figures confirming that fragging is on the rise in Vietnam, with hundreds of reported incidents. Fragging was a slang term used to describe U.S. military personnel tossing a fragmentation hand grenade to kill or wound or a fellow soldier, usually a superior officer or NCO.The bugs are back from their winter hiatus and have their sights sets on our gardens. As the days warm up and lengthen, procreating pests kick reproduc tive hungers into overdrive just as our crops present their most luscious opportunities. Sure was nice random dam age to our hard earned harvests for the last several months, but with springs tender growth pest control procedures. pest control regime is to know thy enemy. Spiders, snakes, ladybugs, wasps, bees, birds, peacocks, and the neighbors dog are not pests pertinent to this discussion. We are looking for the marauders that are in direct competition to our hungry bellies. I actually enjoy the natural parade of garden visitors, welcoming those that do not plan to compete with me on the food chain. The larval stage of most butcalled caterpillars or worms, appear wherever the mother lays her eggs. The random fate of wind, territory, and food sources leaves any of our crops open to aerial attack. Balancing the time and cost of crop protection to the simplicity of merely purchasing food will help determine the degree of efforts submit ted. How much effort can you spend handpicking hundreds of caterpillars from the undersides of broccoli leaves or playing Seek and Destroy knowing there is one large hornworm defoliating an entire tomato plant? Thuricide is an organic spray made with naturally occurring soil bacteria (any kid who has ever eaten dirt ingested some). When sprayed on crops, the caterpillar eats some, get sick, and dies in days. Tiny suckers, like aphids, thrips, and mites can be dissolved with an insecticidal soap spray. For the most part, I disdain homemade pest concoctions, but a simple soap spray is too easy to ignore. Dr. Bronners organic soap, mixed at a rate of one tablespoon of soap to a quart of water, sprayed directly on pests, is too simple to dismiss. Direct sunlight pest controls, so I apply most of my sprays in the evening. Tougher enemies may require a broad-spectrum insecticide. Products like neem, spinosad, and pyrethrum will kill most of the targeted pests, and then some. The quarter inch mustard beetles that machine gun my Pac Choi and turnip greens have been endemic to my land for decades. Once they make their annual ap pearance, a few well timed blasts rotated between theses pesticides manages the problems down to a few well placed excuses. Just try not to spray the bees and butter Spring has sprung and we are all hoping that we will have spring weather, not that cold stuff. Everybody Ive chatted with is ready to wear new springy attire. Ive been busy cleaning closets and getting rid of that mess of heavy coats and bulky sweaters. It really must be spring, as driving around last week all local communities were having garage sales, plus local stores are pushing cleaning products. I am nice green grass. My grass is sort of green; the weeds that is. If I had a yard full of weeds, Id have lovely green all year. Sorry, it re ally doesnt work that way, my yardman says. Oh well! Friday, April 19, is Family Bingo Night at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd., presented by the Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department. Prizes will be awarded to winners of each game and the cost is $2 per game per person more information? Call 407-9715575. Happy birthday to Seminole County as turns 100 years old in April! This Saturday, April 20, the county will celebrate a century of success, which will include a countywide Centennial Festival at Five Points area located at County Home Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 across from Flea World. The event will feature exhibits, music, food trucks, a plant sale and more. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. Do come and help us celebrate. Coming on April 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the GFWC Oviedo Womans Clubs annual garage sale at the clubhouse, located at 414 King St. between Oviedo High School and The First United Methodist Church. If you would care to donate some of your old treasures, you can bring them to the clubhouse on Thursday, April 25, from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. This is a huge sale! The annual Swamp Walk is from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Spring Hammock Preserve, located at 2985 Osprey Trail in Longwood. This should be exciting, as experts from Seminole County Natural Lands will lead the walk. Children must be age 7 or older and be accom panied by an adult. Reservations are required, and the cost is $3. Call 407-349-0959 to register and receive more information. Please join us in honoring the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at City Hall, 400 Alexandria Blvd. in Oviedo, for a short prayer meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Ingrid Bryant 407-977-1921. The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio presents Camp Create a one-day-a-week art camp for kids. The camp starts in June and July running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Popular teachers Connie Jones and Patty Ward (the art teacher at Lawton Elementary) will be teaching clay, mixed media and painting. For more information, please call Del Seaman at 407-366-7882. On Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. the GFWC Oviedo Womans Club will hold its Philanthropic Awards Ceremony located 414 King St. in Oviedo. These awards will go to students that have re ceived scholarships and commu nity organizations and groups. Money to host this event came from the annual GFWC Oviedo Woman Clubs 39th annual Great Day in the County event in No vember 2012. A thought: Before going to bed, neatly arrange the magazines on the coffee table, plump up the pillows, and pick up anything that is in the wrong place. It makes one feel good in the morning to wake up and come into a tidy room. Starts your day off right. Jane W. McElyea CELERY By Janet Foley the BetweenStalksSend word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK tT O JANET >Pests of spring Spring has sprung, as has garage sale season Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY >Floridas economy appears to be breaking free of the dark ages and is poised to live up to its moniker the Sunshine State. Floridas economy may not be experiencing a full-blown Renaissance right now, but it is beginning to shake off the effects of the housing plague on its economy, said economist Sean Snaith, director of UCFs Institute for Economic Competitiveness. is shaping up to be a year for Florida to transition back into higher growth, There are still some danger ous potholes to avoid, which can send the economy crashing, such as the Euro crisis and the impacts of the sequester in the United States, which are expected to re ally be felt in the second quarter of this year. The housing market is enjoying some recovery, but Snaith cautions that banks need to loosen the purse strings. According to data from Florida Realtors, 51 percent of single-family and 77 percent of townhome transactions were cash sales in February. He says this high share of cash transactions is a threat to the sustained recovery of the housing market. But, if purse strings loosen a bit, the housing market can spur even healthier growth that will translate into every part of the economy. As 2013 gives way to 2014, Floridas economy will begin to grow more rapidly, labor markets will improve, and housing prices ing fundamentals. Economic and demographic growth will provide a solid foundation upon which a housing sector can once again grow in a healthier manner. Once these key drivers are back in place for Florida, the states economic outlook will be rosy once again, Snaith said. Some areas are set to reap big ger rewards. The Naples-Marco Island area is expected to have among the strongest growth in the state. The Orlando-Kissimmee area along with the TampaSt. Petersburg-Clearwater and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach zones should expect mod erate growth, while the Pensac ola-Ferry Pass-Brent area and Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area will see among the lowest growth in the metro area of the forecast. But all areas will see some growth, a clear contrast to previous years, he said. To view the full report, visit tinyurl.com/Floridaforecast Other highlights from the report include: Unemployment rates have fallen from their peaks, in part due to a low labor-force par ticipation rate, and they will continue to decline through 2016. The pace of decline will moderate when labor-force growth picks up; despite this headwind the unemployment rate should hit 6 percent in the second half of 2016. Construction, professional and business services, trade and transportation sectors are expect ed to have the strongest average growth during 2013-2016. Real Gross State Product (RGSP) will expand just 1.8 per cent in 2013, then accelerate to 3.3 percent in 2014, and 4.1 percent in 2015 before easing to 3.4 percent in 2016. Average growth will be 3.2 percent during 2013-2016 compared to average growth of -0.6 percent over the preceding four years. Real personal income growth for 2012 slowed to 1.3 percent. From 2013-2016, real personal income growth will average 3.4 percent, and will accelerate to 4.1 percent in 2015. Floridas population growth will accelerate in 2013 and beyond. By 2016, the growth rate will be at 1.7 percent, the fastest growth rate since 2006. Retail sales will grow at an average pace of 3.7 percent dur ing 2013-2016, after growing 4.6 percent in 2012. Snaith is a national expert in economics, forecasting, market sizing and economic analysis who authors quarterly reports about the state of the economy. Bloomberg News has named Snaith as one of the countrys most accurate forecasters for his predictions about the Federal Re serves benchmark interest rate, the Federal Funds rate. The Institute for Economic Competitiveness strives to provide complete, accurate and time ly national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses. Through these analyses, the institute provides valuable resources to the public and private sectors for informed decision-making.Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala writes for the UCF Forum.Finally, good news for the Florida economyZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA Guest Writer

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Interests .................................................. 4 Calendar .................................................. 6 Healthy Living............................................8 Athletics ................................................ 10 Celery Stalks ......................................... 11 Tom Carey ............................................. 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 Are Seminole Countys kids getting fatter or thinner than the average? Healthy Living > 8 Voices > 11 Heres how to stop garden bugs now that spring has sprung. The Millson brothers are double trouble in tracks longest race. Interests > 4 Calendar > 6 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will ll the concert hall of St. Lukes Lutheran Church with classical favorites for the free concert series nale this weekend. After Earth is ravaged by a war with an alien race, a man is tasked with extracting resources from the planet. Opening this week: OBLIVION Hammontree didnt hear the loud beeping noise telling him a countdown had begun on the spring sun beat down on him. and Field Classic, the crowd High School coach concentrated on the starting line of the boys two-mile relay about to sprint conspired against him hearing that ominous alarm coming from the pouch slung over his shoul der. pound fusion pump siphoned vital medicine through a tube, past a port in his chest and straight into his failing heart. Hammontree couldnt go with out the medication for more than 15 minutes, and the pump was shutting down. said of the emergency that led to a mile-long sprint behind the wheel of his car. I was trying to not drive too fast to Florida Hos pital; I didnt want to get in an A year and two months after the incident at Lake Highland High School that threatened to take his life, Hammontree has returned to coaching track and He just needed a new heart. ed more than a decade before. ness and longevity, a degenera tive disease has spent the last 14 years trying to take it away from him. In 1999, he received the di agnosis that would haunt him for more than a decade: conges tive heart failure. Doctors could slow it, but they wouldnt stop it. In 2005, surgeons installed a pacemaker, but the coach had to come back three weeks later to have it repositioned due to elec tric shocks zapping his stomach. In early 2008, an infection was discovered, and the pacemaker was repositioned yet again. Later that year, Hammontree followed by the fusion pump a his heart was functioning at only 15 percent, and it was getting worse. After decades of molding grams, Hammontree had to ac cept that something was out of his hands. I looked at it this way: it tree said. It was in the Lords hands, so whatever happened, Hammontrees close call at Lake Highland took place right around the time of his evaluation for heart transplant eligibility, a dream that eventually became a reality. After spending 10 months and one day on the waiting list for a new heart, Hammontree re ceived a transplant on Jan. 10 at Florida Hospital. Were just so grateful that God has allowed his extended Jane. Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, the Florida Hospital surgeon who performed Hammontrees heart transplant, explained how for tunate Hammontree was to even receive a heart. When Jade Markesteyn Martinez was four months pregnant with twins, her husband lost his job. fast approaching due date, but her job wasnt even enough to support their normal life of two. You kind of see your world Markesteyn said. generous friends and family gave them many gifts, but the sheer number of things they needed and in double was overwhelming. Nobody could buy you every mom said. ant event is held twice a year and is part of a franchise that has the largest consignment sales for chil dren and maternity in the country. It features gently used clothes, toys and daily necessities for children newborn through teen and mater nity items as well. Everything is inspected for quality and is 30to Giant event helps parents to afford parenthood BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Tom Hammontree is happy to be coaching again, but still wears a mask to stave off illness after a heart transplant gave him a new lease on life. Please see JBF on page 3 Join in the fun at the Centennial Festival, as the county rings in 100 years on April 20. See Family Calendar on page 5 for more info. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEMINOLE COUNTY Running with heart: a coachs survival story TIM FREED The Voice Please see HEART on page 2 SEMINOLE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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Page 2 THIS WEEK in history April 22, 1970 Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the worlds environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans participated in rallies, marches and educational programs. 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 Brittni Johnson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Kristy Vickery jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce Steven Barnhart Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Con nect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! KIDS BOUNCIN OFF THE WALLS?BRING EM TOBOING!407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.comWe also welcome: Birthday parties Camps Field trips Fundraisers Corporate events Every year, about 300,000 pa tients die from the need of a heart Dr. Bittner said. With only 2,000 hearts available every year, you can imagine how fortunate some body can be to get one of these Hammontree and his wife had a lot to celebrate the morning of Jan. 11. Not only had Hammon tree made it through his surgery, he had also made it into the Flor day. had forged a 48-year career across the state, coaching at Winter Springs High School, Coral Gables Senior High School in Miami and Lake Howell High School, where he led the girls cross country team to a state championship in 1986. He was also inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. I do this because I love coach With his new heart, he said he believes he has several more sea good news for his athletes. I think its great that he got his heart transplant and that hes lum, a senior on the Oviedo High School track team. Its encourag ing and comforting to have him He just comes alive when hes around the students and able to help them, coach them and train to do that again is very reward given a new heart, Hammontree conference meet since his surgery. rain clouds forming overhead on the second and last night of the meet on April 11. mouth rise to reveal a grin behind a light blue surgical mask. His immune system is almost non existent because of anti-rejection drugs after the heart transplant, so he cant risk getting sick. Stadium lightning illuminates the track behind Lake Brantley High School, casting light over the hundreds of vibrant track uni forms. Clustered together high up on the nearby bleachers, the Oviedo Lions are easy to spot in their black and orange uniforms. A closer look reveals a message with Heart. the boys mile relay, the rain starts to fall, but that doesnt mean Ham montree is going home. He ducks under some cover and throws on his Oviedo High School jacket. Hammontrees piercing hazel eyes squint above his mask, fo cusing on the runners blurring the track in Oviedo colors. the night because of some rain, he isnt about to neglect his new heart either. You get a heart, but somebody else is giving it up; somebody else With that heart, Hammontree said he feels more energetic and focused than he has in years. En tering the postseason, hes hoping for a comeback. meet, his Lions had one. Last year, Nick Lensson, Adam Justin Schanze were the two-mile relay team waiting for the starting gun as they watched their coach son the boys ran a best of 8:30.15, cutting their season short of mak ing it to the state championship. At this years conference cham pionship, those same four run ners stripped off their orange and black warm-up shirts, stepped to the starting line, and ran 15 sec onds faster. And their coach found another reason to cheer. HEART | Hammontree coaches Lions into postseason meets just three months after his heart transplant C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 If you own a business, you may well follow a do it now philosophy which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow which means youll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, youve got some attractive options in these areas. For example, you could choose a retirement plan that of fers at least two key advantages: potential tax-deferred earnings and a wide array of investment options. Plus, some retirement plans allow you to make tax-deductible contributions. In selecting a retirement plan, youll need to consider several factors, including the size of your business and the number of employees. If your business has no fulltime employees other than yourself and your spouse, you may consider a Simpli fied Employee Pension (SEP) plan or an owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an individual or solo 401(k). Or, if your goal is to contribute as much as possible, you may want to consider an owner-only defined benefit plan. If you have employees, you might want to investigate a SIMPLE IRA or even a 401(k) plan. Your financial advisor, work ing with plan design professionals and your tax advisor, can help you analyze the op tions and choose the plan that fits with your combined personal and business goals. Now, lets turn to business succession plans. Ultimately, your choice of a succession plan strategy will depend on many factors, such as the value of your business, your need for the proceeds from the sale of the business for your retirement, your successor, and how well your busi ness can continue without you. If your goal is to keep the business within the family, youll need to consider how much control you wish to retain (and for how long), whether you wish to gift or sell, how you balance your estate among your heirs, and who can reasonably succeed you in running the business. Many succession planning techniques are available, including an outright sale to a third party, a sale to your employees or management (at once or over time), or the transfer of your business within your fam ily through sales or gifts during your life, at your death or any combination thereof. Many succession plans include a buysell agreement. Upon your death, such an agreement could allow a business partner or a key employee to buy the business from your surviving spouse or whoever inher its your business interests. To provide the funds needed for the partner or employee (or even one of your children) to purchase the business, an insurance policy could be purchased. Your estate plan including your will and any living trust should address what happens with the business, in case you still own part or all of it at your death. The bestlaid succession plans may go awry if the unexpected occurs. All these business succession options can be complex, so before choosing any of them, you will need to consult with your le gal and financial advisors. Whether its selecting a retirement plan or a succession strategy, youll want to take your time and make the choices that are ap propriate for your individual situation. You work extremely hard to run your business so do whatever it takes to help maximize your benefits from it.Retirement, Succession Plans: Must Haves for Business Owners Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com 90percent cheaper than retail. foot Orlando Jai Alai building. for sale from more than 200 mom consignors and more than 2,000 shoppers this weekend. Getting more for their money For moms like Markesteyn, this sale lets them get their children the clothes and toys they need, and sometimes those little special extras theyd never be able to af ford before. One mom, who was a cancer survivor and had lost her job, cried as her children were able to pick out some nice shoes and books. Its little things like that many take for granted, but mean the world to some moms, that make the sale so great, said Lauri Davenport, owner of the Central Florida JBF Sale. Moms come up to me with tears in their eyes and say, I couldnt get these things for my Davenport said. As a mom you want to provide for your children, you want to do everything you rubootham. Because of the JBF Sale, Markesteyn was able to buy quite a few extra bottles. And on those nights when both babies were crying and hungry, mom and dad didnt have to wash a bottle be fore feeding their little ones. Its a tiny thing, but it meant a lot to the sleepy parents. Moms making money But Markesteyn, whose family is now doing great, said that the sale knows no bounds when it comes to the types of people who shop. Its not your average consignment store or garage sale. Walking into the sale is like walking into a de partment store. Clothes and toys are lined up neatly by gender and age in the two-story Jai Alai unteers to direct shoppers to the thousands of items for sale. Ev erything is in nearly perfect con dition. Its something you have to see to believe, Davenport said. gosh, their second reaction is to call all their friends and tell them said. Not only do moms shop at the massive sale, they are also con signors there. Any consignor who sells their item at JBF gets 60 to 70 percent of the sale price. Many moms, like Mathrubootham and Markesteyn, use the money they make consigning items to pay for the new ones they get at the sale. Markesteyn said she barely spends any money on clothes and toys now. Davenport said that families also use the money they make to pay their bills. Its not uncom mon for a mom to walk up to her and say that because of the JBF Sale, they were able to pay their mortgage or electricity bill. Its an amazing way for moms to get a little extra income. Our moms make real money, hundreds of dollars if not thou JBF | Parents can buy or sell kids clothes at this giant consignment sale that helps keep apparel affordable C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The Just Between Friends Sale runs Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 21, at the Orlando Jai Alai, located at 6405 S. Highway 17-92. It features clothes, toys and daily necessities for children newborn through teen, and maternity items as well. For more information, visit centralorida.jbfsale.com OVIEDO HISTORICAL TOUR PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Bob Putnam, right, speaks at The Oviedo Preservation Projects Historic Oviedo Walking Tour, which entertained visitors April 6.

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Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history April 25, 1983 The Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropovs letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Dont Miss Our Summer Camp Dont Miss Our Summer CampInteractive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish Classes O PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771 407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 May 4, 2013 May 4, 2013 10am-12pm 10am-12pm P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Long distance runners get the daunting task of taking the grand tour and experiencing every inch a track has to offer. It can be in timidating enough to have just one competitor closely nipping at your heels meter after meter while you sweat out a tiresome and grueling two-mile race. Trin ity Preps Sam and Jesse Millson can literally make you think twice and double your troubles. While their game plans on race day are geared toward individual performance, there is no denying what ties them both to the sport and to each other. There are 3,200 meters that allow them to use each other as a measuring stick to see At Lake Highland Preparatory School on Feb. 22, the two not only made the competition sweat, but they also made everyone else have to play catch up. Sam says that their intentions going into the race were to take control from the sound of the starter gun and lead what they did, as they would DISTANCE DUELERS Trinity Preps Millson brothers chase each other while other runners chase them STEVEN BARNHART The Voice Please see BROTHERS on page 5

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Page 5 peatedly in the early goings. Along with freshmen teammate Chas Cook, they formed their own pack and set the tone for the entire event. Part of the plan may have been to run together, but in the end the two front-runners knew they would ultimately have to duke it out. Freshman Jesse passed Sam with about 400 meters left. Jesse a time of 9:56.29, four seconds in front of his older brother. Both times were personal records. They had trained hard for that moment under the lights. In a way, that training began before they were born. They come from a family who loves to run. Its in their genes. It didnt take long for Mother Nature to take over. From the time they were kids back to the days when stop signs determined a winner they recall creating their own proving grounds when ever one of them thought he was improving more than the other. We used to say to each other yeah, Ive been getting faster and the other one would be like well, Im still faster than you, Jesse said. Then we would just go in the street and race. For the Millson brothers, track is something that runs in their blood. The long distance duo says that their interest in running can be traced back to their grandfa ther who used to get up every day for a morning run. Their fa ther would eventually pick up the baton and go on to compete in the 800-meter event on his high school track team. Then theres this generation of Millson athletes same last name, but different type of com petitors. Jesse is known for being more of a sprinter which allows him to make energetic charges from behind, while Sam is known for getting out in front and hold ing a consistent pace for extended periods of time. The elder Saint says hes not the vocal type, but Jesse admits he is more of the jok er and outspoken motivator both in practice and races. During last years regional cross country race, the younger sibling was coming up fast on his older counterpart but still trying to serve as a spark. He yelled at me [from behind] keep going and then I turned it to another gear, said Sam. He eventually caught up to me and we just ran together. Even in the midst of perform ing in an individual sport and sometimes being each others only competition, they remain say they will inspire each other to keep giving every stride their all even when the college ranks may see them have to run differ ent paths. To them its not about bragging rights around the house or who beats who. Its just about being better in the next race. BROTHERS | One-two finish set personal records for both brothers in same race C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Sam and Jesse Millson made a game out of racing each other early in their childhood. Thats translated into a competitive streak thats grown with them. APRIL 20 Seminole Celebrates A Century of Success includes a commu nity-wide Centennial Festival at the Five Points area off County Home Road and U.S. Highway 1792 across from Flea World. The event features exhibits, music, food trucks, kids area, plant sale, car show and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/FestivalCen tennial for information. A Shrinky Dinks craft program for middle school and high school stu dents will take place at the Oviedo library at 2 p.m. on April 20. Turn your favorite super hero into a charm for key chains, jewelry and more for free. Registration is re quired. The East Branch Library is located at 310 Division St, Oviedo. Call 407-665-1560. On Saturday, April 20, come out for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center. There is acous tic, toe-tapping music bluegrass, old country and gospel to enjoy. Hamburgers, sausages and hotdogs are for sale from 6 to 7 p.m. or until the food runs out. The music starts around 6:30 p.m. The Casselberry Art House offers many exciting classes throughout the year. Located in Casselberry at 127 Quail Pond Circle, the Art House offers fun parent/child work shops on the third Saturday of ev ery month from 1 to 3 p.m. There is limited seating, so please preregister. The project on April 20 will be printing with nature using basic printing techniques and various items found in nature. Register at casselberry.org/register APRIL 26 Stories of the Night Sky at the Seminole State Planetarium details the myths, legends and facts re lated to two or three constellations in the current nights sky. Visitors will learn how to locate and iden tify each constellation and hear the stories that were told thousands of years ago to explain the night sky. Stories of the Night Sky will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 26. APRIL 27 Its Oktoberfest in the spring! You dont have to wait until October to enjoy a fun-filled Bavarian festival. Join us for an authentic German Springfest called a Frhlingsfest, at the German Clubs Biergarten on April 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. Make this fest your own fun tradition and join us for the fun! A $5 entrance donation is requested at the gate, and children younger than 12 are free. Join Seminole County Natural Lands Program for our fun and exciting Swamp Walk! Your guide will take you through thick mud to explore the beauty of the hydric hammock. Come out April 27 to the Spring Hammock Preserve at 2985 Osprey Trail in Longwood from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $3 per person. The event is open to those ages 7 and older, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required, and only 25 spaces are available. You may register at any active park: Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, or Sylvan Lake Park. Call 407-349-0959 for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRI DA Y, A P RI L 19 SPECIAL EVENT: SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS DAY Resources, Guidance, Door Prizes, Refreshments Entry available to the 1st 50 attendees. 10am 2pm Hosted by One Senior Place 407-949-6733 M O N DA Y, A P RI L 22 Senior Club (sponsored by Family Physicians Group) Every Monday, 10am 12noon April 22 Alcohol Abuse Seminar April 29 Casino Day The Real Estate Specialists are IN 10am 1pm (also Mon, April 29) Presented by Exit Real Estate Results TU ESDA Y, A P RI L 23 Estate Planning Workshop 9:30am 12:30pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Medicaid Planning Workshop 2pm 4pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 W ED N ESDA Y, A P RI L 24 Medicare Educational Workshop 10:30am 12noon Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-3723 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm 4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407-545-4098 Healthy Cooking on the Grill By Chef Greg 3pm 4pm Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 THUR SDA Y, A P RI L 25 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am 12noon Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30am 12:30pm By Orlando Family Physicians F RIDA Y, A P RI L 26 Senior Appreciation Day 11am 12noon Hosted by Orlando Family Physicians Group RSVP 407-477-5555Calendar of Events April 2013 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES about how much money Let us help you! 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Calendar Notes 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 prizes will be available at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. Visit oneseniorplace. com for more info or call 407-949-6733. The Awakening 2013: Fighting for the Soul of America will be presented on Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oviedo. You will hear from 60 of the nations top reli gious and policy leaders. For more infor mation, call 800-671-1776 or visit lc.org APRIL 20 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will ll the St. Lukes Lutheran Church with classical favorites in the nale to St. Lukes concert series season April 20. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org for more info. The First Annual Knights Plaza Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza in front of the UCF Arena. The event is open to the public as a buyer or donator. Visit knightsplaza. com/garage-sale for more information. Kids House Wayne Densch Childrens Advocacy Center is proud to host the sixth annual Field of Dreams Gala. This sports-themed event will include excep tional dining, entertainment, and auctions to benet the children of Kids House. It starts at 6 p.m. April 20 at The Venue at UCF, 50 N. Gemini Blvd. in Orlando. For more information, please email events@ kidshouse.org or visit kidshouse.org Be a part of Seminole Countys 100-year celebration and take home a new pet. Seminole County Animal Services has dozens and dozens of great cats and dogs available for adoption. Seminole County Animal Services is located at 232 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Adoption hours are Mon day through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, April 20, all adopters will receive a free goody bag for their new pets. Check out some of our adoptables at seminolecountyadoptions.petnder.com On Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Orlando VA Minority Veterans Program will host a town hall meeting and informational seminar for veterans. The seminar will have on-site represen tation for healthcare enrollment, disabil ity claim ling and cemetery information. The event will be held at New Bethel MB Church, 618 E. 10th St. in Sanford. Veter ans are instructed to bring a copy of their DD-214 form to the seminar, and are en couraged to bring their spouses. For more information, call 407-599-1487. or go to orlando.va.gov Tuskawilla Artisan and Farmers Mar ket will be Saturday, April 20, at the Se renity Centers CommUNITY Space, locat ed at 2040 Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo, from noon to 3 p.m. Local artisans, grow ers and body therapists will promote their local businesses and services. Vendor space is available. Call 407-719-8883. APRIL 21 Israel Independence Day is a celebra tion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Music, dance and activities will abound. APRIL 23 Led2serve and Creative Canvas & Wine, located at 155 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 1130, in Altamonte Springs, are teaming up to bring you a fun-lled fundraiser. Paint Red Flowers in the company of great friends and music. Create for a worthy cause and take your masterpiece home at the end of the evening. Join us Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Re serve your seat by calling 407-260-9463 or visiting creativecanvasandwine.com APRIL 26 On the fourth Friday of each month, San fords downtown historic district show cases local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk, the opening recep tion of Sanfords Gallery on Firsts fourth installment of 4 $100, a three-day group show of 100 pieces of art for $100 or less. The show will be open Friday through Sunday, April 28. This event is free to the public. Visit galleryonrst.com APRIL 27 The city of Casselberry, Casselberry Friends of the Park and Keep Seminole Beautiful have joined together to bring Seminole Countys largest Earth Fest 2013 event. Come and enjoy this free en vironmentally friendly festival that will be held on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at Lake Concord Park in Cassel berry. There will be a Free Tree Giveaway and planting demonstration by a certied Florida master gardener. For more infor mation, call 404-262-7700, extension 1507, or visit casselberry.org/earthfest Visit www.seminolevoice.com/events/ search for more details. Send submis sions to ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup. com Father of the year The American Diabetes Association and the Fathers Day Council of Orlando are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Orlando Father of the Year Awards. Each year we recognize men from across the nation for their outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fa thers. Our 2013 distinguished honorees include Gregg Hill of Oviedo Students make all-Florida team Five Seminole State College of Florida honors students have been named to the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team. The students all members of the Colleges Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute will represent Pi Lambda, Seminole States chapter of PTK. They were selected for the team based on their academic success, lead ership skills and community involvement. The students include: Frederick Ashby, 22, of Chuluota; Diane Castillo, 31, of Orlando; Fiorella Gallo, 19, of Altamonte Springs; Richard Parada, 20, of Orlando; and Jessica Viera, 29, of Lake Mary. Meritage Homes hires Meritage Homes has named Omar Wat son as a sales trainee working out of Hammock Reserve in Oviedo. Watson is a recent graduate of the University of Cen tral Florida. Meritage Homes builds new homes in 15 communities throughout the Orlando region. SSC recognizes writers The English Department at Seminole State College of Florida recognized the winners of three student writing competitions dur ing a ceremony on Wednesday, April 3. Professor Webb Harris announced the winners of the Research Paper Compe tition: English I winner Sarah Smith, of Chuluota, rst place; English II winners Victoria DiPaolo, of Oviedo, rst place; Trina Dziewior, of Oviedo, second place. All three Research Paper Competition winners will receive a cash prize and a three-credit scholarship. Hospice seeks volunteers VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in our area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, ac company their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music ther apy, make bereavement calls, sew Mem ory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make crafts, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or email cen tral.oridavolunteers@vitas.com if you would like to nd out more information. Greening up Casselberry The city of Casselberry is one of 10 mu nicipalities that will share $200,000 in grants through TD Green Streets, a new program that recognizes and supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in underserved communities. Each $20,000 TD Green Streets grant will fund projects in underserved communities, includ ing the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs, and educational ac tivities.

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If you are looking for good old-fashioned summer fun that includes creeks and critters, wildlife and wetlands, pine trees and pollinators, hikes and happy discoveries, then check out the Young Naturalist Summer Camp at Mead Botanical Garden. Mead Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Winter Park, is a true hidden treasure. is wonderful 47-acre urban oasis is so beautiful you will want to share it with absolutely everyone. And, its so natural and serene that youll be tempted to keep it a secret. is is the fantastic setting that elementary-aged kids who attend the Young Naturalist Summer Day Camp at Mead Garden get to experience every day. With a running creek, hiking trails, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, buttery garden and large pond thats home to turtles, sh and wading birds, theres much for campers to discover, see and do every day. e spacious Discovery Barn serves as the camp base headquarters where arts, cras, environmental activities, gardening and games take place. roughout the week, visiting experts and certied naturalists bring mammals, reptiles, insects and interesting plants for campers to learn about and see up close. Young Naturalist Campers explore Mead Gardens unique wildlife habitats, hike the wetlands boardwalk, play games, learn fun survival skills and engage in age-appropriate arts and cras. Campers learn about environmental awareness, wildlife, plants, birds, butteries, crawling insects, water conservation and ecology all in a loving, fun and safely supervised environment. Camp is led by a team of cheerful certied teachers, master naturalists and fun counselors who love kids and love to inspire adventure. Camp curriculum and activities are designed to foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors. Connecting children, nature and fun is what its all about. Camp runs Monday to Friday, each week from June 10 through July 26 (no camp week of July 2.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aer camp supervision available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each camper receives a Young Naturalist Camp t-shirt and water bottle. Snacks are provided daily; lunch is provided on Fridays. Register before May 1 for a discounted rate of $190 per child per week. ($205 per child for registrations received aer May 1.) Many children sign up for multiple weeks of camp. Additional Young Naturalist program highlights include nature walks, creek exploration, safe animal encounters, plant propagation, gardening, science games and experiments, rolling down the hillside, making memories and lasting friendships. Your kids will love the adventure; you will appreciate the learning goals linked to school success. Visit www.meadgarden.org to register online or download a registration form. Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. Where do kids go for good old-fashioned summer fun? Mead Botanical Garden!

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Page 8 HEALT H Y LIVING Kids are getting bigger and bigger but not in the good, growing-up way. According to the recently released 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps re port, which ranks each county and state in the country according to various health factors, the obesity and inactivity rate has remained high in Orange and Seminole counties. And University of Central Florida professor Aaron Liberman said its kids who are tipping the scales. Liberman, a professor of Health Man agement and Informatics, said obesity among children is a result of iPod parent ing putting an electronic device in front of a child to exercise their brain instead of their bodies. He also said parents forced to work more, post-recession, has forced kids to learn from one another, often creating poor eating habits to pair with their seden tary lifestyle. The population were greatly con cerned about is the younger population, kids in school, Liberman said. Because what were seeing, no matter the economic standards, is that kids are not eating right, they dont get enough exercise and as a re sult, were seeing factors that are very dis turbing. Last year, Seminole County ranked as the second healthiest county in Florida. This year its No. 4, but Seminole County Health Department director Swannie Jett said the criteria changed slightly so their rank cant be compared year to year. Socioeconomic status in the county is a large contributing factor to its high rank ing, Jett said. There are many more college educated adult residents 79 percent than in neighboring Orange County, which has 64 percent. Orange ranked No. 16 in the state overall. We also have good access to care so we can offer more preventative services. We are working on more partnerships so patients dont fall through the cracks. The community works together to solve some of the issues, Jett said. Still, both Orange and Seminole counties experienced a rise in the percentage of chil dren living in poverty from 17 percent in 2002 to 26 percent this year in Orange and from 10 percent to 17 percent during the same time period in Seminole. Thats compared to 25 percent in the state and 14 percent as the national benchmark. Liberman said poverty level affects the healthful aspects of a community. Even with more money and better education, Seminole still nearly matched Orange Countys adult obesity rate of 27 with 25 percent. There was no rank in the report for childhood obesity. better educated population would have the resources to access the things for a bet ter life. But diabetes [and other chronic ill nesses related to poor eating and exercise regimens] is becoming an epidemic in this country. Thats happening in Orange and Seminole, Liberman said. Liberman agrees that more parents stay ing home with their children instead of working is not a realistic solution. Rather, enrolling kids in extra-curricular activities or supervised programs that keeps their bodies moving could be the silver bullet to a healthier youth. He said there are a number of affordable or even free programs parents can access, such as the YMCA or the Boys & Girls Club. Were not going to say to mom, You have to stay home now. You have to or ganize activities or work with agencies that organize these activities, get them into sports programs that get them moving in stead of kids sitting on the couch playing on their iPad. in Orange and Seminole said theyre doing their part to help make their communities healthier. Jett said partnerships are key: working with the schools to educate children on how to be healthy and campaigning city councils to build more sidewalks to encour age more physical activity. Teachers can educate the students on how to eat healthy. If you start at a younger actually teach their parents, he said. Mirna Chamorro, Orange County Health Department spokesperson, said they are working with other agencies to limit the number of fast food restaurants, hosting community foot races and helping to cre ate more farmers markets. The department sity campaign called Green Sprouts, which teaches pre-kindergarten students how to grow food, eat healthy and the importance of physical activity. Its more education and prevention, she said. We try to encourage people to cook at home and eat healthier meals. Obesity still high in Orange, Seminole Professor blames absent parents for obesity, chronic illnesses MEGAN STOKES The Voice ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Oviedo High School students Cassandra Vivian, left, and JoQwanda Sykes peruse a school salad bar, part of new healthy initiatives.

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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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Page 10 A 9-5 loss to Lake Brantley on Tuesday somewhat mitigated the elation of a 7-0 trouncing of Ly man by Oviedo the night before, but the Lions baseball team is still on a roll. Heading into their last game of the regular season at press time Wednesday night against Lake Mary, the Lions (17-6-1, 4-0) al ready had their eyes aimed at the postseason. Coming off an end-of-theregular-season run that saw them theyre looking to be favorites in the four-team district tournament, which they will host starting next week. Considering that theyve won their district games in the regular season by a combined score of 374, the Lions would need to make a big mistake to not make a regional appearance. But despite their hosting ad vantage, theyll be playing on un familiar territory in Sanford, un der the bright lights of Memorial Stadium. The tournament starts at 4:30 p.m. on April 23. Hagerty The Huskies (16-9-1, 8-5) play Lake Mary at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the start of the district tournament in DeLand. The last time they played the Rams they won 7-2. The Huskies will need to smooth out a bumpy season if they want to advance in the postseason. In the past 10 games they won six and lost four heading into a press time showdown against Lake Howell. Winter Springs The Bears (16-7, 1-3) will be look ing for a comeback in district play games this week. They head to Sanford Memorial Stadium for the tournament starting April 23. THIS WEEK in sports history April 23, 1954 Hank Aaron hits the first home run of his Major League Baseball career. Twenty years later, Aaron became baseballs new homerun king when he broke Babe Ruths long-standing record of 714 career homers. No matter what grade your child is in, theres always the slight worry about what comes next. How do we prepare our children for a successful academic career? Its never too early to start planning. Indeed, long-term academic planning is vital to your childs schooling. In todays competitive environ ment, most children will need ongoing academic support from parents and teach ers regardless of if theyre falling behind or shooting ahead of class. This support is the core of a firm foundation of academic skills that will bolster your child through any grade level. It may seem like overkill to start prepping your children for high school when theyre still in elementary. However, the academic choices you make for your children by age 14 will likely influence the opportunities open to them throughout their lives. Prepara tion beginning in elementary school leads to the best classes in middle school, which like wise leads to the most selective high school programs, colleges, and careers. To ensure this path to success, start by helping your child develop a strong foundation of basic skills in reading, writing, and math.Research shows that students who finish strongly in Algebra and Geometry by 9th Grade are more likely to go to college than those who do not. This math foundation is the preparation for higher-level high school maths, such as Trigonometry and Calculus, as well as high-level sciences. Proper plan ning for high school courses should take place while your child is in the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade. However, many parents find these middle school years to be a difficult time.According to Jack Berckemeyer, Assistant Director of the Ohio-based National Middle School Associations: Middle School is...of ten the last best chance for getting students on the right path. However, its also a place where fewer teachers want to work; where academic challenges rise as adolescent mo tivation drops; where parent involvement dwindles. Students are at a difficult cross roads, becoming preoccupied with social concerns teasing and bullying spike, and misbehavior in the classroom increases as students begin to flirt and test their inde pendence. A 2012 report by the Southern Regional Educational Board still finds that Florida middle-schoolers continue to trail the nation in achievement on NAEP basic reading and math skills. At The Tutoring Center, we firmly believe that Middle School is a pivotal time for stu dents to acquire the academic and social skills needed to succeed in high school and beyond. Around half of our students choose to stay with our program throughout middle school even if theyve already caught up. We work with parents and teachers to make sure your child makes the most of middle school, preparing them for a positive aca demic future. If youre worried about your childs performance at any grade please dont hesitate to contact us about our free Diagnostic Testing. Its never too late to get ahead!When Do I Prep My Child for Academic Success? Dr. Peter Ancona Center Director e Tutoring Center, Oviedo 2871 Clayton Crossing Way #1049 Oviedo, FL 32765 407-545-4725 www.Oviedo. TutoringCenter.comWritten by Sofia Puente-Lay THIS FILM IS RATED R. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Participating sponsors, their employees, family members and their agencies are not eligible. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. No admittance once the screening has begun.IN THEATERS APRIL 26THEBIGWEDDINGMOVIE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/THEBIGWEDDINGMOVIE INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OFFOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COMPLIMENTARY PASS FOR TWO, VISIT: WWW.GOFOBO.COM/ RSVP AND ENTER THE CODE: VOICERQPU ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Two games after surprising Rice with two straight wins over them, the Knights had a losing streak on their hands. And as the Knights roller-coaster season continues on the baseball dia mond, theyre looking to recap ture the magic of early March. few series on conference play, the Knights (20-18, 6-6) are look ing to turn around their season in a hurry after losing eight of their last 10 games. Not that the Knights havent had sparks of life. After their longest losing streak of the year, which began with a 4-3 heart breaker against Southern Miss and continued with a 9-3 drub bing at the hands of USF, the Knights seemingly righted their horse. Against Rice (26-13, 7-5), Starter Chris Matulis had a ca reer game from the mound in the in eight innings and only giving up a run in the process. Mean while the Knights bats went to work, with Parker Webster and Jeramy Matos blasting doubles en route to an RBI apiece in the 5-1 victory. The convincing win seemed to be a foreshadowing for the series until game two, which turned into a wild slugfest that times. Ben Lively went seven in nings in that game at the mound, giving up four earned runs early on but getting his control back to hold off any more Rice come backs. But in the bottom of the ninth, with the Knights leading by 7-4, Zac Favre watched errors and bizarre plays turn into three runs two of them unearned that tied the game and sent it into extra innings. The teams would go score less for the next two full in nings before the top of the 12th, when three walks, two singles, a passed ball and other errors turned into a four-run rally for the Knights, who would hold on to win the game. Danny Davis, the fourth pitcher in the game, threw three innings of shutout relief to get the 11-7 win. Three Knights had two RBI each in the game. The Owls got revenge in the next game, with the Knights trailing late but making a come back in the eighth and ninth that nearly tied the game, falling a run short, 7-6. Matos had three RBI in the game. Another loss followed the Knights home to Orlando against FAU, as they fell 10-2 in a game that got away early. The Knights used six relievers after Brian Ad kins was shelled for three runs after retiring just one batter in Heading into the weekend, the Knights face Marshall at home, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the The Thundering Herd is 13-22 overall, and 3-6 in the confer ence. Lions perfect in district; playoffs approaching Knights drop two

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Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history April 20, 1971 The Pentagon releases figures confirming that fragging is on the rise in Vietnam, with hundreds of reported incidents. Fragging was a slang term used to describe U.S. military personnel tossing a fragmentation hand grenade to kill or wound or a fellow soldier, usually a superior officer or NCO. The bugs are back from their winter hiatus and have their sights sets on our gardens. As the days warm up and lengthen, procreating pests kick reproduc tive hungers into overdrive just as our crops present their most luscious opportunities. Sure was nice random dam age to our hard earned harvests for the last several months, but with springs tender growth pest control procedures. pest control regime is to know thy enemy. Spiders, snakes, ladybugs, wasps, bees, birds, peacocks, and the neighbors dog are not pests pertinent to this discussion. We are looking for the marauders that are in direct com petition to our hungry bellies. I actually enjoy the natural parade of garden visitors, welcoming those that do not plan to compete with me on the food chain. The larval stage of most but called caterpillars or worms, appear wherever the mother lays her eggs. The random fate of wind, territory, and food sources leaves any of our crops open to aerial attack. Balancing the time and cost of crop protection to the simplicity of merely purchas ing food will help determine the degree of efforts submit ted. How much effort can you spend handpicking hundreds of caterpillars from the undersides of broccoli leaves or playing Seek and Destroy knowing there is one large hornworm defoliating an entire tomato plant? Thuricide is an organic spray made with naturally occurring soil bacteria (any kid who has ever eaten dirt ingested some). When sprayed on crops, the caterpillar eats some, get sick, and dies in days. Tiny suckers, like aphids, thrips, and mites can be dis solved with an insecticidal soap spray. For the most part, I disdain homemade pest concoctions, but a simple soap spray is too easy to ignore. Dr. Bronners organic soap, mixed at a rate of one table spoon of soap to a quart of water, sprayed directly on pests, is too simple to dismiss. Direct sunlight pest controls, so I apply most of my sprays in the evening. Tougher enemies may require a broad-spectrum insecticide. Products like neem, spinosad, and pyrethrum will kill most of the targeted pests, and then some. The quarter inch mustard beetles that machine gun my Pac Choi and turnip greens have been endemic to my land for decades. Once they make their annual ap pearance, a few well timed blasts rotated between theses pesticides manages the problems down to a few well placed excuses. Just try not to spray the bees and butter Spring has sprung and we are all hoping that we will have spring weather, not that cold stuff. Everybody Ive chatted with is ready to wear new springy attire. Ive been busy cleaning closets and getting rid of that mess of heavy coats and bulky sweat ers. It really must be spring, as driving around last week all local communities were having garage sales, plus local stores are pushing cleaning products. I am nice green grass. My grass is sort of green; the weeds that is. If I had a yard full of weeds, Id have lovely green all year. Sorry, it re ally doesnt work that way, my yardman says. Oh well! Friday, April 19, is Family Bingo Night at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd., presented by the Oviedo Recreation and Parks Depart ment. Prizes will be awarded to winners of each game and the cost is $2 per game per person more information? Call 407-9715575. Happy birthday to Seminole County as turns 100 years old in April! This Saturday, April 20, the county will celebrate a century of success, which will include a countywide Centennial Festi val at Five Points area located at County Home Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 across from Flea World. The event will feature exhibits, music, food trucks, a plant sale and more. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. Do come and help us celebrate. Coming on April 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the GFWC Oviedo Womans Clubs annual garage sale at the clubhouse, located at 414 King St. between Oviedo High School and The First United Methodist Church. If you would care to donate some of your old treasures, you can bring them to the clubhouse on Thursday, April 25, from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. This is a huge sale! The annual Swamp Walk is from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Spring Hammock Preserve, located at 2985 Osprey Trail in Longwood. This should be exciting, as experts from Seminole County Natural Lands will lead the walk. Children must be age 7 or older and be accom panied by an adult. Reservations are required, and the cost is $3. Call 407-349-0959 to register and receive more information. Please join us in honoring the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at City Hall, 400 Alexandria Blvd. in Oviedo, for a short prayer meet ing. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Ingrid Bryant 407-977-1921. The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio presents Camp Create a one-day-a-week art camp for kids. The camp starts in June and July running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Popular teachers Connie Jones and Patty Ward (the art teacher at Lawton Elementary) will be teaching clay, mixed media and painting. For more information, please call Del Seaman at 407-366-7882. On Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. the GFWC Oviedo Womans Club will hold its Philanthropic Awards Ceremony located 414 King St. in Oviedo. These awards will go to students that have re ceived scholarships and commu nity organizations and groups. Money to host this event came from the annual GFWC Oviedo Woman Clubs 39th annual Great Day in the County event in No vember 2012. A thought: Before going to bed, neatly arrange the magazines on the coffee table, plump up the pillows, and pick up anything that is in the wrong place. It makes one feel good in the morning to wake up and come into a tidy room. Starts your day off right. Jane W. McElyea CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att.net TALK T O JANET > Pests of spring Spring has sprung, as has garage sale season Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > Floridas economy appears to be breaking free of the dark ages and is poised to live up to its moniker the Sunshine State. Floridas economy may not be experiencing a full-blown Renaissance right now, but it is beginning to shake off the effects of the housing plague on its economy, said economist Sean Snaith, director of UCFs Institute for Economic Competitiveness. is shaping up to be a year for Florida to transition back into higher growth, There are still some danger ous potholes to avoid, which can send the economy crashing, such as the Euro crisis and the impacts of the sequester in the United States, which are expected to re ally be felt in the second quarter of this year. The housing market is enjoy ing some recovery, but Snaith cautions that banks need to loosen the purse strings. Accord ing to data from Florida Realtors, 51 percent of single-family and 77 percent of townhome transac tions were cash sales in February. He says this high share of cash transactions is a threat to the sustained recovery of the hous ing market. But, if purse strings loosen a bit, the housing market can spur even healthier growth that will translate into every part of the economy. As 2013 gives way to 2014, Floridas economy will begin to grow more rapidly, labor markets will improve, and housing prices ing fundamentals. Economic and demographic growth will provide a solid foundation upon which a housing sector can once again grow in a healthier manner. Once these key drivers are back in place for Florida, the states economic outlook will be rosy once again, Snaith said. Some areas are set to reap big ger rewards. The Naples-Marco Island area is expected to have among the strongest growth in the state. The Orlando-Kissim mee area along with the TampaSt. Petersburg-Clearwater and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach zones should expect mod erate growth, while the Pensac ola-Ferry Pass-Brent area and Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area will see among the lowest growth in the metro area of the forecast. But all areas will see some growth, a clear contrast to previous years, he said. To view the full report, visit tinyurl.com/Floridaforecast Other highlights from the report include: Unemployment rates have fallen from their peaks, in part due to a low labor-force par ticipation rate, and they will continue to decline through 2016. The pace of decline will moderate when labor-force growth picks up; despite this headwind the unemployment rate should hit 6 percent in the second half of 2016. Construction, professional and business services, trade and transportation sectors are expect ed to have the strongest average growth during 2013-2016. Real Gross State Product (RGSP) will expand just 1.8 per cent in 2013, then accelerate to 3.3 percent in 2014, and 4.1 percent in 2015 before easing to 3.4 percent in 2016. Average growth will be 3.2 percent during 2013-2016 compared to average growth of -0.6 percent over the preceding four years. Real personal income growth for 2012 slowed to 1.3 percent. From 2013-2016, real personal income growth will average 3.4 percent, and will accelerate to 4.1 percent in 2015. Floridas population growth will accelerate in 2013 and be yond. By 2016, the growth rate will be at 1.7 percent, the fastest growth rate since 2006. Retail sales will grow at an average pace of 3.7 percent dur ing 2013-2016, after growing 4.6 percent in 2012. Snaith is a national expert in economics, forecasting, market sizing and economic analysis who authors quarterly reports about the state of the economy. Bloomberg News has named Snaith as one of the countrys most accurate forecasters for his predictions about the Federal Re serves benchmark interest rate, the Federal Funds rate. The Institute for Economic Competitiveness strives to pro vide complete, accurate and time ly national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses. Through these analyses, the insti tute provides valuable resources to the public and private sectors for informed decision-making. Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala writes for the UCF Forum. Finally, good news for the Florida economy ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA Guest Writer

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