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When sea creatures attack civilization, humans dust off an old weapon to fight against them. Opening this week: PACIFIC RIM Calendar > 5 Learn about the immense strength of hurricanes and the science behind them at the Seminole State College Planetarium this weekend. Interests .................................................. 3 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics ................................................ 10 Stetsons Corner .................................... 11 Ask Sandi .............................................. 11 Young Voices ......................................... 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 There was a lot of comparison between America and the Ro man Empire, like how were just so big that we think were too big to fail, political science student Elizabeth Lee said. And actu ally were perpetuating our own destruction in a lot of ways. Seminole State College hon or students Elizabeth Lee, Mia Diaz, Sebastian Hernandez, and Christina Shaffer traveled with their humanities professor Ra chel Braaten to Europe to gain a perspective of the world that is better found through travel. They attended Global Citi zenship at Home and in the World, which is among a slew of programs offered by the Sal zburg Global Seminar centered on topics like world economics, environmental sustainability and healthcare. The seminar was started in 1947 by three ambi tious Harvard students, and is taught today by professors and scholars from around the world. I dont think you could go to that conference and not be changed, Braaten said. It really helped them to broaden their minds about what goes on in the world in terms of the environ ment, politics and culture. Its the 10th year Seminole State has sent its students, large ly thanks to the Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation, which has donated over $1 million to its study abroad program. The students attended lec tures and discussed what they learned with the other attendees from around the world. There was a University of Salzburg professor there who asked the American students, When you think of America, what do you see? Of course you had freedom, liberty, and all of that, Pre-med major Mia Diaz said. Then he asked his stu dents. They said war, violence 180 from what we think. And while the students learned a lot about the world in their scheduled lectures and discussions, they agreed that ex periencing the European culture ing. They were often talked to by strangers and got invited out by one of their waiters at a restau rant. It shows how isolated people are, Diaz said. Like you would never go to someone elses table and talk to them in America, be cause they would look at you like you were a crazy person. There it was normal. The students learned a lot about the culture, and also about themselves. Parts of their days were set aside for personal re used to consciously doing. They became friends with an American peer named Athena, who was Mormon with a strong sense of nationalism for the U.S. At a few points of the conference, she was in tears. It was really hard for her try ing to sit there and think Who am I? and come up with little bits of nothing. Little things that they just disproved in the lecture a couple of minutes ago, Diaz said. Political science major Eliza beth Lee thought it was good to have people like Athena there, that it was the whole point of the seminar to open their minds and question themselves. You look at the American dream and how it sounds so beautiful and so wonderful, and then you think about it and its all about money, money, money, Lee said. I didnt know that during our housing crisis in 2008 there were certain people starving to death across the world because our economy fell, she said with a tremble. They werent getting the food and grains they needed and it was directly our fault. The Seminole students agreed that their views of the world and the U.S. have changed upon re turning. Its not that they have become anti-American or hate ful towards their home, but that they have learned more about their own culture by experienc ing another part of the world. You dont have to love your country, Diaz said. It doesnt make you a traitor or a bad citi zen. If you criticize where you live its because you want to make it better. Psychology major Sebastian Hernandez perked up from his quiet, relaxed position and nod ded his head. Its so true, if your country Will Americas Rome fall? Students found out PHIL WHEEKER The Voice Please see SALZBURG on page 2 and Orange County merge togeth er, a lone monument to the Flor idas past continues to grow its twisting branches reaching farther toward the sky. For local residents, the tree is a symbol of the natural state that the of the areas agricultural past that cannot be replaced. It could be gone in a matter of months. A Florida live oak tree that pre dates the Great Depression could be destroyed as early as this fall as a result of a development for the Lakeside Estates, a proposed sin gle-family residential subdivision along Dodd Road. The tree was moved a step closer to destruction last month during a Seminole County Board of Com Fighting for the last tree Potential development would take down cherished live oaks TIM FREED The Voice Please see TREE on page 2 FOURTH OF JULY PARADE GETS A PUSH U.S. Rep. John Mica waves to the crowd while powering a broken-down oat car during Genevas 4th of July Parade. After the car stalled during a turn, Mica and aide Patrick Kelly, left of center, jumped out to push it along. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Ed Kershner has lived a life time of basketball dreams. 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Page 2 missioners meeting when land developers Hanover Capital Part ners, LLC, applied for the rezon ing of the property for develop ment. The request was approved, but not before local residents voiced their disapproval and spoke out to protect the tree. It would be a true tragedy if that tree is destroyed as part of the development project, said Nick Nunes, a Winter Park resident who lives just up the road from the tree. I would hope that if you saw that tree, you would be touched and impressed by its majestic natural beauty. So many residents in the area have experienced those feelings for many years. In our minds, it is not just a tree. The tree would not be de stroyed by the development itself, but by the storm water treatment system that will be installed to protect nearby Garden Lake. The developer said 29.87-acre Lake with no treatment. The lake taminating the areas water sys tem. As part of state and county regulations, the developer is put ting a water treatment system, but at the cost of the 80-year-old tree. Project civil engineer and plan ner Major Stacy said that the trees in the area are not what someone would consider to be a pristine or landmark tree. They havent been main tained; theyre just trees in a theres no way we can save those trees to meet state water quality requirements. Stacy assured that every tree that would potentially be re moved would be replaced. We will be planting trees within the buffer on site to Semi nole County code requirements, and the trees we will place will be landscape quality trees that will grow tall, will have no splitting on the bottom and have a longer, sustainable life, Stacy said. Residents at the meeting dis agreed with these sentiments, saying that the largest and oldest live oak tree in particular was ex ceptionally unique. To say that its not a landmark or iconic tree is just completely ridiculous, said Wayne Baker, a Winter Park resident. If you look at that tree, it is a spectacular ex ample of a Florida live oak. Those trees are well estab lished, theyve been there for de cades. Seminole County Commis sioner Bob Dallari said the county is trying to negotiate a way to save the natural landmark. Staff is working with the new out how to save the tree, Dallari said. and caliber are very important, what can be and what should be done. The tree could be preserved and implemented in the new de velopment, Nunes said. If the development is to pro ceed, why couldnt the tree be saved to enhance the attraction of the housing area, to use it as a marketing vehicle for those resi dents of the Lakeside Estates who truly want to preserve some of the natural beauty of the area they live in? Nunes said. Why not give a generation an opportunity to learn a lesson about caring for the natural envi ronment? Seeing children playing around that tree would be a beau tiful sight. For 80-year-old Winter Park resident Larry Floyd, this dream was once a reality. Floyd has lived along Dodd Road his entire life, and the old live oak tree has been there as far back as he can remember. Back when he swam in Garden Lake at the age of 6. Back when Dodd Road was only a dirt road. The live oak tree, which Floyd guesses is at least 100 years old, reminds him of quieter and more peaceful time. Its just a shame that we cant leave the trees on the project, I know we have to develop, but I just hate to see things like that go. We ought to go out there and climb that tree. Construction for the develop ment is set to start this fall. THIS WEEK in history July 12, 1861 Special commissioner Albert Pike completes treaties with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes, giving the new Confederate States of America several allies in Indian Territory. 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Its just crazy that mass geno cide still happens today, he said. Hernandez said the biggest lesson he learned was in changing the way he treats others. The whole point of the confer ence was to think past racial, reli gious, and national ties. To think of each other as humans and have empathy, he said. Diaz said she left Salzburg with a similar sentiment. Once you learn about some of the worlds problems, you get out of this blissfully ignorant state, she said. You start feeling empa thy for people around you, even if you dont know them. SALZBURG | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE
Page 3 H es guarded prisoners at a local jail, made deathrow inmates faint as a prison dentist, done facial surger ies and removed the wisdom teeth of teenagers. What he does now is write. If somebody asks me what I do, I say Im a writer, Donald Grippo said. Grippo, a Sanford resident, is a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon after years of removing wisdom teeth and performing countless facial surgeries. He did that for more than 30 years, but he doesnt claim it as part of his cur rent identity. Today he is a writer. But it wasnt a dream stashed away for a more logical path. He loved the days he spent with a pri vate practice in Connecticut. But career, he knew he needed to keep his mind challenged with some thing different. Writing is a new passion, he said, but he owns and pursues it with the same determination it took him to become a surgeon. They say oral surgeons are ag gressive, he said with a laugh. But Grippo is warm, someone who could calm the nerves of a patient even in that most stress ful spot a dentist chair. If hes aggressive, its in his tenacity to chase his dreams, to accomplish too hard. His most recent dream was to write a novel. His book To SleepPerchance to Die was published by Turn the Page Pub lishing and released in June. It follows Mai and Jake, who fall in love despite Mais fam ily forbidding their relationship. They form a plan to be together, but it involves a twisted strategy where others even those close to them get hurt. Theres betrayal, murder, a trial and lots of surpris es, an enticing story that Grippo learned to craft through classes, how-to books and seminars. But theres also a plot set in his home of Connecticut, two oral surgeons and some prison scenes. All he learned from his own life. Its important to write what you know about, Grippo said. Grippo, who has an under graduate degree in psychology, was interested in the psychology of inmates, so he got a job as a jail guard while in school. Then, as nessee State Prison, assisted by four life-sentence inmates who showed him the ropes and gave him insight into prison society. His experiences gave him the cell. He knew what a prison guard might be thinking, and how an in mate might react. Hed been there. Those scenes are some of the most vivid, realistic, striking ones in the book, said his wife Pauline Grippo. When you can get a visual as a reader, thats golden, she said. You want them to be in the story, and it takes you there. editor, offering plot ideas and tak his lead character, who is a wom an, was as realistic as possible. Shes a true partner in his writing, and a better speller, he said. While the story is something they both saying, Mai (the female lead) would think this, or Pauline will joke with Grippo and say, Thats unbecoming, a favorite phrase of Mais. Theyre always talking about the book. I like to sort of enter into the world that Ive created, Grippo said. Its funny how it takes over your life. But Grippo doesnt make him self spend time on the book, and writes when the mood and muse tired, he said, to pursue something he loves, but not have his liveli hood depend on it. And because he loves it so much, he doesnt mind when an idea comes to him in the middle of the night. Hell sometimes wake Pauline up while reciting the new scene or perfect word choice in his recorder, which he keeps by the bed. There arent many careers that you can create your own world, populate it with people you want, who you can make do what you want, he said. It never ceases to be interesting. Right now, its the world of the sequel to To SleepPerchance to Die waking him up a night. THIS WEEK in human history July 17, 1920 Nils Bohlin, the Swedish engineer and inventor responsible for the three-point lap-and-shoulder seatbelt, is born. Before 1959, only two-point lap belts were available in automobiles, and for the most part, the only people who regularly buckled up were racecar drivers. Tales from the prison dentist Sanford resident Don Grippo, a retired oral surgeon and former prison guard, just published his first novel: To SleepPerchance to Die BRITTNI LARSON The Voice PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Don Grippo combines his past careers as a prison guard and dentist with his present passion for writing in his new book. The interests also intersect in the room he wrote it, where a fractured human skull sits among his book collection. The easiest way to purchase To SleepPerchance to Die is to order it through your local Barnes and Noble or Books a Million, and it can also be bought on Amazon. To learn more about Don Grippo, visit DonGrippo.com
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Its the Florida High School Boys Basketball State Champion ship, and the only thing between the Kowboys and a title were the Crestview Bulldogs, a towering squad from the panhandle with forwards standing just shy of 7 feet tall. The Kowboys breathed just a little easier when Jimmy McCrim mon stepped up to the free throw line, hoping to grab a more com fortable lead. The Osceola High guard breathed out, looked up and took the shot. The ball hit the backboard harder than expected just like McCrimmon was hoping for. For ward Frank Ford was waiting for the rebound, jumping off the block and jamming the ball home. The fans in blue and gold went wild. For Kershner, the remaining seconds of the game couldnt have gone slower, but as the game clock ran out, time stood completely still. Everything seemed to happen all at once. The sound of the buzzer. The Kowboys diving onto each other in a dog pile. More than 3,000 fans rushing the court. Kershner found his wife Joyce on the court amidst the celebration and held her in a tight hug. The road was long, but she had been there every step of the way all 37 wins in a row. Osceola High Schools beloved Kowboys were undefeated. Oviedo High School basketball coach Ed Kershner, 72, was just inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Associa tions (NHSACA) National Hall of Fame this past June, 30 years after his crowning achievement of an undefeated season and state championship with the Osceola Kowboys. Kershner still remembers the I looked up at the scoreboard before the game and it had our re cord, Kershner said. I thought I sure dont want to be 36 and one, Kershners name in the NHSACA National Hall of Fame joins a long list of achievements throughout his 46-year coaching career. He is already in four other prestigious halls of fame, includ ing the Florida Athletic Coaches Associations Hall of Fame and the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Legends. The renowned coach has led eight teams through 42 winning seasons in his 43 years as a head basketball coach, and he currently holds the record for all-time wins in Florida at 809. As of last month, Coach Kersh ner can now say hes among the best high school coaches in the country. I think its very humbling; its certainly an honor, Kershner said. To be nominated by the south east United States coaches and actually be in the national hall of fame is really sort of mind bog gling. affair with basketball almost 70 years ago. The Oviedo High coach has two memories from his earli est childhood: taking his father to the train station to serve in World War II, and tossing tennis balls and crumpled up paper into a metal trashcan his older brother Marvin hung above a door frame. He was no more than 3 years old. The Indiana native grew up in Montpelier, a small factory farm ing community right in the middle of a state known for its love of bas ketball a tradition that his fam It was basketball, basketball, basketball, Kershner said. When my mother was coaching. People talk about Indiana being a bas ketball state, its because its one of the only things there is to do in the cold winters; it was the thing to do. But basketball gave Kershner more than something to do inside while the baseball and football sport gave him a sense of direction in his life and taught him the vir tues of hard work, discipline and setting goals. Like many coaches, Kershner Lion heart Oviedo basketball coachs wild ride barrels through a national hall of fame induction and keeps right on going TIM FREED The Voice PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Ed Kershner has built a record-setting career on the court, spending the last 17 seasons coaching Oviedo boys basketball. Please see KERSHNER on page 5 JULY 12 Central Florida Nights is a guided, interactive tour of the current starry night sky thats updated every two weeks to match the slow parade of constellations seen as the Earth re volves around the sun. In each show at the Seminole State College Plan etarium, visitors learn the skills to locate seven or eight constellations. After the show, visitors are invited to view the night sky through the plan etariums telescopes, weather permit ting. The presentation is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 12, 19 and 26. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet for more in formation. The Food Truck Bazaar will roll into Casselberry for a night of family fun from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 12 at Cas selberry City Hall, at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. If youre hungry for more, Food Truck Crazy will set up shop in the Oviedo Mall Parking lot from 4-8 p.m. on July 14. Join the Florida Trail Association at 6 p.m. for a leisurely TGIF hike at the Barr Street Trail Head of the Little Big Econ State Forest, 840 Barr St., off County Road 426. Anyone is welcome. It will be a three mile or so yo-yo hike along a mostly shady trail with part of the way going along a bluff overlook ing the Econ River. No pets, please. Contact Joan Jarvis for more informa tion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3656036. JULY 13 Tropic Fury: Investigating Tropi cal Cyclones reveals the immense strength of hurricanes and tropical cyclones from around the world. The history and science of these amazing storms emerges in the images pro duced by the planetariums full-dome projection system, as audiences ex plore how both lives and lands have been affected by the most powerful weather systems on Earth. The pre sentation is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 13, 20 and 27 at the Semi nole State College Planetarium. Visit seminolestate.edu/planet for more information. There will be a cancer benet for Janice Seaver who was recently di agnosed with stage-four brain cancer. There will be live music, a vendor and craft sale, rafe, silent auction, and entertainment for kids. Its from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Jolly Gator Fish Camp, 4650 E. State Road 46. For registra tion forms or more info, call Mary at 407-402-3993 or email mconsolato@ bellsouth.net Schools out! Its time for a good fam ily movie at summer vacation din ner and movie night at the Geneva Bijou. Come around 6:30 p.m. if you want to dine on some ne, locally crafted pizza. Then enjoy a night of old-fashioned fun at 7 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St. Theres a $5 donation charge per person ($3 donation for kids 16 and younger). Send your email address to GenevaHGS@aol.com to get on the movie club list to nd out the movies to be shown. JULY 15 Want your kids to bone up on their soccer skills? The Florida Kraze and Krush soccer camp returns to Cen tral Winds Park in Winter Springs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day from July 15-19. For more information and to register visit oridakrazekrush.com or call Michael Hesselbart at 407-3276589.
fell in love with the game as a at Montpelier Harrison Township High School, and to this day holds the county record for most points with 1,342. After graduating from high school in the class of 1959, Kersh ner played basketball at Florida Southern College, where he con tinued his career as team captain. The sport was his guide in life, and it could take him anywhere he wanted. Basketball never used him, he always used basketball. lege, Kershner found himself on a different kind of team. calated, and 21-year-old Kershner was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963. During his time at the U.S. Army base, Kershner still found a way to enjoy his passion of basket ball. He joined the U.S. Army bas ketball team, eventually made the all-star team, and started coaching nam, but to keep the peace in the Dominican Republic, which was going through a political revolu tion that brought warfare to the streets. For three months, Kershner and his team protected civilians, evacuated U.S. citizens and tried to smother the revolution. Their mission was to save lives, but their presence as U.S. soldiers made them instantly a target of both sides of the revolution. You knew you were there for a purpose, but sometimes its just like youre trying to stay alive, because of the fact that you really didnt know what was going on, he said. It was a little bit scary. Kershner and his team were eventually pulled out of the Do minican Republic, and he returned to the sport that gave him direc tion once again, continuing to play basketball for the U.S. Army before returning home later that year. dergraduate degree in education at Taylor University. Three years later at Bluffton High School, Kershner began craft ing his 46-year career as a high school basketball coach, coaching four high schools in Indiana over 12 years and then coming to Flor ida in 1980 to coach another four schools. In 1996, Oviedo High School hired Kershner as the Lions head basketball coach. He responded with 17 straight winning seasons. But while Kershner recognizes wins and losses, he holds much more value in the connection he shares with each of his players, learned while playing basketball. You didnt just learn about basketball, you learned about life, said Markus Paul, who played for Kershner on the 1983 Osceola Kowboys championship team. I think he embraced all his players that way like we were his own. After coaching for almost 50 years, Kershner believes more than ever that these relationships are the true payment of his coaching profession. There are so many times that a coach enters into the players lives and I think with each one of them, you leave your mark, Kershner said. I try to be more than a coach to them; to me, its sacred. I think youre trying to coach more than win and losses, youre trying to coach character. For Kershners current squad of Oviedo Lions, the feelings mutual. Hes always asking me about my grades and making sure Im keeping up in the classroom, said Matt Milon, an incoming junior on family relation. Hes always been there for me, and Ill always be there for him. Kershner looks back on his ca reer and sees not an individual effort, but several efforts by count less people hes met along the way who have carried him to high school basketball immortality. His brother, who always carried his basketball sneakers. His moth er, who gave him the keys to the gymnasium every night after din ner. His wife, whos never missed a game he coached. His players, who followed him diligently and passionately. I dont think its my career, I think its our career, Kershner said. Its all my players, its all my coaches and all my family and all the different administrators that Ive been with. Its a team effort, and its not anything Ive done per sonally. Its all of these people that have been with me. Ive accomplished nothing by myself. Kershner looks forward to an other year of coaching the Oviedo Lions during this upcoming sea son. Page 5 July 12 July 18, 2013 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRI DA Y, JU L Y 12TH Hosted by Hosted by Arden Courts M O N DA Y, JU L Y 15 Presented by Exit Real Estate Results T U ESDA Y, JU L Y 16 Care Presented by LTC Advisors W ED N ESDA Y, JU L Y 17 Presented by Estate and Business T HUR SDA Y, JU L Y 18 Calendar of Events July 2013 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES KERSHNER | Oviedo coach holds record for most all-time wins in Florida with 809 C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Calendar Notes JULY 13 Seminole County Watershed Manage ment and the SERV Program invite you to participate in a shoreline restoration project on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us and help plant shoreline vegetation to improve ecosystem func tion and beautify North Horseshoe Lake! Please plan to get muddy and wet during planting. Gloves, hat, old clothes, closedtoed shoes, and sunscreen are recom mended. For information about kick-off location and to register, please call Eliza beth Stephens at 407-665-2457 or email email@example.com The hot new country trio Scarletta will be performing at The Barn in Sanford on July 13. The group was chosen by Bill board as one of the top artists to watch in 2013. The Barn is located at 1200 S. French Ave. For more information, call 407-324-2276. JULY 14 Food Truck Crazy returns to the Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 14 and every second Sunday of the month. Visit food truckcrazy.com for more information. On July 14 and 28 (every second and fourth Sunday) The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2 to 4 p.m. or by ap pointment by calling 407-349-5697. The museum is located at 165 First St., next door to the community center. For more information, and to check out Genevas interesting history, go to usgennet.org/ usa JULY 16 The city of Sanford will hold a ground breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 16 at 901 W. Seminole Blvd., near the intersection of French Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92. This exciting opportu nity will expand Floridas award winning and internationally recognized RiverWalk westward another 3,100 feet. JULY 20 Families will learn how to create their very own scratch-off tickets! Create an entire ticket from beginning to end just for fun, or give it to someone special for a unique surprise. These are also perfect to make reward cards for well-behaved kids! All supplies are included. For more information or to view and register for any Casselberry Art House class, visit cassel berry.org/register or contact Emmy Kline at 407-262-7700, ext. 1122, or ekline@ casselberry.org Come for a free evening of old-time music that you have been hankering for at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center. There will be toe-tapping acoustic music, bluegrass, old country, and some old-fashioned gospel to enjoy. Hamburg ers, sausages and hot-dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6 to 7 p.m. The music starts around 6:30 p.m. Call 407792-0758 for more information. Championship Martial Arts will be sponsoring a community safety event on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Publix shopping center on Broad way and Lockwood. This event will have members of the Oviedo Fire Department on site to provide tours of their vehicle as well as re safety talks by their personnel. We will also have members of the Oviedo Police Department and state law enforce ment to provide additional safety talks and to answer questions. ONGOING The Casselberry Art House is offering the adult art class Explorations in Clay on Mondays, July 1 through Aug. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Casselberry Art House is located at 127 Quail Pond Circle. The class costs $60 for residents and $80 for non-residents. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. There is limited seating, so please preregister online at casselberry.org/register or for more information contact Emmy Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1122. For a limited time this summer, the Or lando Science Center will remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights through Saturday, Aug. 17. Guests will have more time to explore four levels of exhibits, watch a Hollywood featurelength lm in the Digital Adventure The ater: A National Geographic Experience, see stars and planets in the Crosby Obser vatory, and experience our newest travel ing exhibits: Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog and Blue Man Group. OSC is Located at 777 E. Princeton St. Call 407514-2000 for more information. Dedicated daughters The Sallie Harrison Chapter of the Nation al Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is honored to announce the following Seminole County high school graduates who have been awarded Flor ida State Society DAR scholarships. Each will receive a $500 scholarship. Candace Osagu, daughter of Juanita Osagu is a 2013 graduate from Lake Howell High School. She plans to attend the University of Florida and major in chemistry. Emily Sills daughter of Keith and Linda Sills, just graduated from Hagerty High School. Emily plans to major in pre-pharmacy at the University of Central Florida. Banking on fuel cells Seacoast National Bank has named Elias Suarez accelerator of Accelerates Lake Mary Fuel Cell. In his new role, Suarez will develop and accelerate the commercial business with a designated micro-mar ket, transitioning business-banking cus tomers from a full service retail branch into electronic banking services. Previ ously, Suarez was vice president com mercial lending relationship manager for Seacoast National Bank in Orange, Semi nole and Volusia counties. Seminole State move up Seminole State College of Florida has moved up on Community College Weeks list of the top 100 producers of twoyear degrees in the nation. Published June 24, the list ranks Seminole State No. 15 in the nation for AA degrees. This is up from No. 20 last year.
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Page 8 Homes Voice Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: JUNE 2013 HOME DATA 32708 SALES AVG LIST $ AVERAGE MEDIAN DAYS ON MKT DAYS TO CLOSE Overall .................. 72 ..... $221,242 ..... $216,117 ..... $190,000 ......... 53 ................... 51 Single Family (A) Overall ............. 57 ..... $251,109 ..... $245,341 ..... $230,000 ......... 62 ................... 50 Bank Owned ........ 6 ...... $196,017 ..... $199,533 ..... $209,450 ......... 41 ................... 45 Short Sales .......... 8 ...... $151,613 ..... $152,263 ..... $145,000 ......... 181 .................. 117 Other .............. 43 ..... $277,307 ..... $269,050 ..... $268,000 ......... 43 ................... 38 Multi Family (B) Overall ............. 15 ..... $107,746 ..... $105,063 ...... $92,500 .......... 19 ................... 53 Bank Owned ........ 4 ....... $73,600 ...... $70,250 ...... $63,500 .......... 15 ................... 53 Short Sales .......... 3 ....... $84,900 ...... $83,000 ...... $69,000 ........... 8 .................... 98 Other ............... 8 ...... $133,386 ..... $130,743 ..... $150,500 ......... 25 ................... 36 32765 SALES AVG LIST $ AVERAGE MEDIAN DAYS ON MKT DAYS TO CLOSE Overall .................. 82 ..... $237,362 ..... $234,282 ..... $229,000 ......... 58 ................... 51 Single Family (A) Overall ............. 67 ..... $261,122 ..... $256,740 ..... $261,501 ......... 58 ................... 51 Bank Owned ........ 9 ...... $213,811 ..... $214,000 ..... $207,000 ......... 45 ................... 51 Short Sales .......... 6 ...... $187,133 ..... $188,133 ..... $185,650 ......... 283 .................. 133 Other .............. 52 ..... $277,847 ..... $272,053 ..... $279,000 ......... 34 ................... 42 Multi Family (B) Overall ............. 15 ..... $131,236 ..... $133,969 ..... $128,000 ......... 59 ................... 49 Bank Owned ........ 2 ....... $73,400 ...... $80,100 ...... $80,100 .......... 112 ................... 40 Short Sales .......... 1 ....... $96,000 ...... $128,000 ..... $128,000 .......... 1 ................... 266 Other .............. 12 ..... $143,812 ..... $143,444 ..... $150,000 ......... 56 ................... 32 SALE PRICES SALE PRICES 2013 has been an exciting time for real estate, especially in Cen tral Florida. RealtyTrac named Orlando the No. 1 destination median sales price of existing homes sold in May 2013 was up more than 23 percent from May 2012, and the number of homes sold was also up over 8 percent in comparison to this time last year. Until very recently, interest rates hovered in the historically low 3 percent range. As rates rise and inven tory remains low, what does this mean for the home buyers and home sellers of Central Florida? Only 7,272 homes were listed for sale the Central Florida Multiple listing system as of May. That number is a decrease of 12 per cent from last year, and equates to a mere 2.55-month supply of homes that are not new construc tion available for purchase. Whether you are pondering the perfect time to sell your home or timing your entry into the market as a buyer, there are many things to consider now more than ever. Lets talk about rates. We have experienced some of the lowest mortgage rates in American his tory for a while now. In speaking with many mortgage lenders as well as keeping a watchful eye on the jobs report and press releases from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, the consensus is that the market will remain somewhat volatile and rates are expected to creep up over the next year into the 6-percent range. Disclaimer: there is no mort gage rate crystal ball. Generally speaking, when the economy improves and more jobs are cre ated, interest rates tend to climb. The Fed has been buying into the bond market heavily and recently comments that they may decrease such activities sparked a jump in tions since then, but one thing is clear: nothing lasts forever. As more jobs are created and the economy continues to rebound, expect mortgage rates to rebound along with it. If you are under contract, lock your rate sooner than later. A $400,000 home with 20 percent down at todays average rate of 4.625 per cent (at time of press) equates to a loan payment of around $2,056 principal and interest. If the rate were to increase a point, that payment for the same scenario would be around $2,302 principal and interest. If youre a buyer and have the ability to act now, do it. That dream home will cost you more in six months to a year due to rising rates and improving home values. Home values are up, and chief economist for the National Association of Realtors Lawrence Yun is projecting a 10 percent increase nationally in the median sales price of existing homes by years end. Not only that, pend ing contracts are up 12 percent from May 2012 and are at their highest levels since 2006. So prices are expected to continue their rise. This is good news for home sellers as they can recoup funds and keep more money in their pockets for the next move. they make more when they sell their home, their next abode will likely cost more too. Again, if you need to sell your home to buy a new one, sooner than later is the best course of action if you want to save money overall. Last but not least, lets talk about those low, low levels of available inventory for existing homes. New home starts are up and many buyers wary of the distressed property market are opting to build new. If you are looking to buy or sell in an area that is already built out, however, new homes arent likely a factor for you. Fewer homes to choose from means fewer options, and it also means a sellers market. Sellers have the ability to pick and choose from multiple offers in most scenarios now. But just because its a sellers market doesnt mean that sellers shouldnt put effort into mar keting and getting their homes the most exposure. Professional quality photos and good SEO marketing (Google, blogging, website exposure) are especially important in todays world, and even more so if you cant place yard signs in your neighborhood. A clean and well-staged home will often make a huge difference in a sellers net proceeds. As with everything, never discount the Some advice for buyers look ing in todays market: know what you want and where, and be ready to act quickly if you contracts as concession free as possible if you are competing with other offers, and have your proof of funds or pre-approval at the ready. Sellers wont consider your offer without tangible proof you can perform. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Con tact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaS ellsOrlando.com Rising rates and prices, declining inventory: What does it mean for Central Florida buyers and sellers? Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate
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Page 10 THIS WEEK in sports history July 16, 1964 Little League Baseball Incorporated is granted a Federal Charter unanimously by the United States Senate and House of Representatives. 2013 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT THE MENNELLO MUSEUMChildrens Camp & Adult Workshops THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES Childrens CampThe Mennello Museum has partnered with the University of Central Florida to present exclusive art encounters for children during the summer. There is only one session remaining, which is limited to 15 participants. July 23-25 (rising grades 4-6)A Land RememberedWhat was life like for the Florida Seminoles who lived in the Everglades? Experience shing adventures, encounters with alligators, boat races and life in a chickee hut. Create your own version of Seminole clothing and crafts using fabric, beads and items found in the environment. Design a graphic novel using words and art to capture memories of life in the Everglades. 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday $75 per sesson, $65 for MMAA members Reservations: 407-246-4278 Genevieve.Bernard@cityoforlando.net M MA ATHE MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN AR TAdult WorkshopsOne-time classes for adults (and mature high school students). The classes are taught by UCF art students and include coffee in the morning sessions and a glass of wine in the evenings.Cost: $20 per session, $15 for MMAA members Reservations: 407-246-4278 Genevieve.Bernard@cityoforlando.netPatterns in LifeWednesday, July 24 (6-7:30 p.m.) Thursday, July 25 (9-10:30 a.m.) Explore intriguing designs created by the Florida Seminoles. Their native patterns are often inspired by plant motifs and other aspects of the natural world. Try your hand at designing symbols of your world. Cunningham (1893-1977), the self-taught artist whose colorful collection of paintings remain on permanent display at the museum.Florida MemoriesTuesday, August 6 (9-10:30 a.m.) Thursday, August 8 (6-7:30 p.m.) Take a journey through the late Rob Storters diaries and sketches of the Florida Everglades. Explore places, people and experiences through various art media. Save your own meaningful memories of life in Florida in your personalized take-home book.MUSEUM HOURS Tuesday Saturday 10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon 4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays ADMISSION Adults $5.00 Senior ages 60 and over $4.00 Students with valid I.D. $1.00 Children ages 6-18 $1.00 Children under age 6 Free Active Military with I.D. Free MUSEUM T OURS Group tours are available by reservation. VISITORS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Mennello Museum of American Art is fully ADA accessible. T O CONTACT US Telephone: (407) 246-4278 www.mennellomuseum.com www.facebook.com/MennelloMuseum The Mennello Museum of American Art is owned and operated by theCITY OF ORLANDO900 E. Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803 mennellomuseum.com MMAA Observer (7-3-13).indd 1 7/3/13 11:40 AM The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs have charged back to the top of the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings with just a few weeks left in the season. But for the College Park Freedom, time is running out on their hopes for a championship. The Dawgs (14-9) won a nailbiter on July 7, edging the Orlan do Monarchs 4-3 to dethrone the time this season. The Monarchs had held the league lead since the The win came courtesy of Mi chael Oczypoks one-hit start, though after a wild fourth in ning Brett Nizamoff grabbed the win. A comeback attempt late in the game was quashed by the Dawgs Jose Serrano for the save. From the plate K.J. Alexander with two singles knocking in two runs to net him his eighth RBI of the season. Surprisingly speedy designated hitter Michael Danner swiped his 11th bag of the season. But while the Dawgs were climbing to the top of the league, the Sanford River Rats (13-10) and College Park Freedom (6-17) have been struggling to get to the top of the ladder. The Rats moved up a notch though, edging Leesburg for the third slot. College Park is 2-8 in their last 10 games. In the Rats most recent win on July 7, a pitchers duel played out with most of the Rats rotation involved, as Jimmy ONeill, Matt Dearden, Evin Lynch and Arturo Martoral combined for a six-hit shutout. The Dawgs host the Rats at 7 p.m. on July 12 at Alfond Field. College Park hosts DeLand at 5 p.m. on July 14. Dawgs take over top of the league ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs edged Leesburg to take the league lead for the rst time this season July 7.
Page 11 W hat a wonderful Independence Day we celebrated along First Street last week! The sights, smells and sounds of Genevas 4th of July shaded everyone equally under a big red, white and blue umbrella. Babies were everywhere, tucked in laps and strollers while the slightly older toddlers balanced high up on daddys shoulders. Kids raced to grasp the sprays of candy thrown from abundance to embrace this tradition that is Genevas signature event. In a few short hours volunteers, sponsors, businesses and community leaders delivered the small town feeling and American soul that hon ors God, country and community. Antique cars led the way How we admired the polished fenders and iconic lines of the antique cars as they prowled and purred along the parade route. Fords, Chevys, military camou banners and bows. The paint colors were stellar from neutral white, ivory and butter to aqua, mint green and bright red, deep ening to burgundy and jet black. From Fairlanes to Biscaynes, Mainlines and Mustangs, they were fantastic! Patriotic style from head to toe Our all-American girls wore denim, cow girl hats, beads and tie-dye T-shirts. For me the red boots and pigtails sealed the deal. I love the creative ways we wear red, white and blue. T-shirts of stripes, stars, polka dots and this year Boston Strong; oh, the hats cowboy, crazy cat-in-the hat tall, straw and glittery all provide shade Crocs, hair bows, beads, ribbons, scarves and scrunchies provided patriotic detail. And, of course, pups big and small were festively attired with kerchiefs, leashes and collars of red, white and blue, and stars and stripes. Cooling ice, beans & barbecue Food is a core part of the celebration, and this year the hot dogs, pulled pork, pizza and coleslaw were awesome as always. Folks cooled down with bottled water, plus Italian Ice and pink lemonade. If you sought the air-conditioned shelter of the Community Center, you probably saw the bevy of amazing cakes courtesy of the Ge neva Homemakers. Once when I walked up the porch and opened the screen door the decibel level was nearly deafening, as folks were crammed shoulder-to-shoulder watching and moving to the music. Those Parade and festival draws locals and out-of-towners In addition to providing such a great celebration, the parade and festival is the primary fundraiser for the Geneva Citizens Association and Historical & Genealogi cal Society. This allows the community to maintain and preserve the Geneva Community Center, which is the hub of many annual activities. Genevas leaders, area businesses and many individuals and organizations join together every year in this volunteer effort. We appreciate the participation of our community lead ers from Congress, Seminole County, the district school board, law enforcement and did for yet another year as our funny, fear less leader keeping everyone organized and aware of all the activities. If you left right after the parade, next year consider taking time to enjoy the fes tival, which is the main fundraising piece and is so much fun with performances by the BrenDon Square Dancers, the fantastic Greater Geneva Grande Award Marching Band as well as ceremonies by our Boy Scout Troop 837. Kids loved the pony rides in the shady nearby trails and the oldfashioned kids games. Families explored the Geneva Museum of History, which was crowded as usual this year. Finally last but never least a big thank you to the Spruce Creek Gaggles team who provided Geneva. Their wonderful formations were just fantastic, and we appreciate them so much. If you missed the celebration, mark your calendar, grab your best red, white we hope to see you on Main Street in July 2014. Heres what kids at the Oviedo Farmers Market said about their favorite zoo animals. I love lizards, Jurassic Park and the dinosaur park. Lizards turned into dinosaurs, which means terrible liz ards. I like bearded dragons and snakes, which smell with their tongues. Nathan D. 7 years old I like sea otters because they swim fast. The zoo is a fun place. I also like elephants because they have big tusks. Jake W. 6 years old I like whales like the ones at SeaWorld. At the zoo we learn about animals. I know a lot about cheetahs. I also like cute baby animals like the baby pen guins. Tyler H. 8 years old I went to the Washington, D.C., zoo and saw pandas. I also like the lions and cheetahs, the big cats. We saw a giant, plastic pizza at that zoo. I liked the monkeys and the big gorillas. Kaitlyn T. 6 years old The Bronx Zoo had a butterfly garden with a train running through it. They had camels, and I liked the lions and cheetahs because they were really pretty. I like zoos because I like ani mals and being outside. Marissa W. 12 years old THIS WEEK in political history July 14, 1789 Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm the Bastille, a royal fortress built in 1370 that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of terror in which King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were executed. After writing about resumes, I received a few interesting letters. Some offered help which is great, others just wanted to vent about how everyone who looks at their resume tells them something dif ferent. My two cents on resume advice is that if you are getting interviews, it is not a resume problem so stop asking for resume advice. It actually may just be a competition issue where there are too many applicants for one job. Another bit of feedback I received was about employers. It goes hand in hand with an article I read on Idealist Careers (idealistcareers.org/is-it-timefor-a-job-seeker-bill-of-rights) about a job seeker bill of rights. I do often hear complaints about the interview process from many of the job seekers I talk to. This is a good article for employers to read too. If you think about the shoe being on the other foot for a moment, how would you want to be treated if you were seeking a job? Many times recruit ers appear to be playing games with the job seeker. They wont divulge salary range, which could make the whole interview a waste of time if you are not on the same page. They are not transpar ent about the expectations once you get on the job, and in some cases they avoid your calls at all cost so they will not have to tell you they hired someone else. My advice to recruiters I was one myself is to be as straightforward as possible about the process, let the candi date know how they will hear back from you (even if it is a statement such as If you dont hear back from us by Friday, we have chosen another candidate), and discuss salary as early as possible or put it in the job description if you can. Job seeking can be frustrating on both sides of the fence. It is great when we can make the process just a little easier. To the person who destroyed a family on June 29: It only took a second and BAM! a family of four will never be the same. What I dont understand is how did you not see them? Everyone else at the busy intersection of Red Bug and Tuskawilla managed to slow down and allow them to cross the road. These lovely creatures are intertwined in our world and we are so lucky to be graced with their presence. They are not hard to see and yes they move slow, but once they start to cross the street you should take the time to stop and allow them the privilege to do so. Now a family must go on, minus one. And to the patrons who tried to help the fallen creature that afternoon, thank you for your kindness. I tried to, but in the end I could not stand by and watch the beautiful crane take its last breath. So now Im asking, pleading, that everyone take the time to slow down when these lovely creatures are near the side of the road or trying to cross the road. Just like that family of four who tried to do so this past Saturday and now wonder what happened to their loved one! Kellie Cobert, Oviedo, FL Our town: Babies, boots & braids The golden rule Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. For questions, please call 407-834-4022 ( fax 407-260-2949) sandi@ christianhelp.org or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK T O SANDI > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Letters to the editor Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407221-7002, email@example.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407349-2800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN >
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