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FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014 FREE Published weekly SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Since 1991 | WINNER OF 8 FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS | Serving Greater Oviedo/Winter Springs LOOKING FOR A MORE MEMORABLE VALENTINES DAY? INTERESTS, 4 Lions blaze into playoffs Girls and boys soccer are dominating in the postseason. But do the Lady Lions have what it takes to repeat as state champs? ATHLETICS, 5 What are you growing? Tom Careys shares his tips from his winter gardening plans. FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7 INTERESTS .................... 4 CALENDAR .................... 2 ATHLETICS .................... 5 VOICES ....................... 7 CLASSIFIEDS ................... 8 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Like the idea of Bok Tower but were afraid to go? This Saturday is the day, with free admission, shows, and peeks into places the staff only lets visitors go once a year. MORE IN CULTURE, PAGE 6 When veterans leave the mili tary, they face the very real chal ian career a little easier, by giv hiring employers face-to-face at More than 30 employers at regional associate for the Hiring The program began in March tion from military to civilian life year Air Force career as an en Wanted: A heros resume BRITTNI LARSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Job fairs such as Hiring Our Heroes pair veterans with recruiters specically seeking to hire former soldiers. Please see VETERANS on page 3 I believe this is inconsistent to go along this piece of property, Nature Center plan rejected Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 3 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Commissioners said plans changed too much for the controversial project. TIM FREED The Voice When veterans come home, they face


Page 2 | Jan. 31, 2014 | Seminole Voice Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 5 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Janet Foley Sandi Vidal Tom Carey Karen Phillips Josh Garrick ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407.376.2434\ LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 MEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 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 2014 Calendar FEB. 3 The Geneva Citizens Associations an nual meeting and election of ofcers will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Geneva Community Center. Chuck Wilder, Esq. will be our guest speaker. He is an advocate on Second Amendment issues and would like to share information on the benets of gun trusts as well as to answer your questions on rearms law. At the rear of the room, we will again have our mini-indoor Farmers Market featuring the homegrown produce (tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, herbs, etc.) from Brauns Geneva Resthaven Farms. Trish Deer will have a table offering many varieties of Geneva honey as well as a selection of her deli cious and healthy home-baked breads. FEB. 8 A sense of playfulness and humor are injected throughout the new collection of work by folk artist Theresa Disney. Meet the artist and see the debut of her 2014 collection at an open house reception on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art in Sanford from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This creative snowbird escapes the winter cold with an annual visit to the gallery for creative inspiration and an intense period of making art. This years show will come to life in the central gallery space with a party table set for mischievous cats and obedient dogs. Inspired by the poem The Owl and the Pussycat, Disney has paint ed an 8-foot panel with a cast of animal characters sailing in a pea-green boat. Its all at 211 E. First St. in Sanford. Visit jtfol for more information. FEB. 1 The Geneva Pancake Breakfast and Bus Tour are this Saturday, Feb. 1 departing from the Geneva Community Center on First Street in Geneva. Its $10 donation per person for 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. tours. Breakfast is 8:30-11:30 a.m. and is a $5 donation, supporting the Boy Scouts. Call 407-947-4412 or email genevabustour@ with name, phone, tour time and tickets needed. Watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? Keep your eyes glued to the screen for a Budweiser commercial that will feature a local soldier who just returned from Af ghanistan. U.S. Army Lt. and Trinity Prep School graduate Chuck Nadd was a heli copter pilot in the war who was returning home when Winter Park threw him a pa rade. Budweiser lmed it, and now it will be shown during the Super Bowl, broad cast on FOX at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. FEB. 9 Senior Girl Scout Troop 4082 is sponsor ing the third Annual Luv 2 Run 5K Race / Walk on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Proceeds will be used for maintenance at Girl Scout Camp Mah-Kah-Wee in Chul uota. This family friendly and fun event is professionally chip timed. All participants receive a T-shirt, nisher award and the chance to win more prizes, including Girl Scout Cookies! Registration is $25 before Feb. 8. Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and is $30. For ages 1 -17 registration is $15. To register or for more information visit luv-2-run-5k/ or contact Nancy Swalby at 407-492-5364 or FAMILY CALENDAR One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmMONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Senior Club Sponsored by Family Physicians Group Every Monday, 10am 12pm February 3rd Bingo February 10th Computer Club February 17th Movie Day February 24th Casino Day The Real Estate Specialists are IN! 10am-1pm (also 10th, 17th, 24th) Presented by EXIT Real Estate Results By Appointment Only 407.949.6714 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 New to Medicare? Know Your Options! 10am-11:30am By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 Welcome to Medicare Birthday Presented by SHINE. Must be turning 65. RSVP 407.949.6723 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Health Care Reform 2pm-3:30pm (also 12th, 26th) By LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 It is Wax or Is It My Hearing? 3pm-4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407.949.6737 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 The Real Estate Specialists are IN! 9am-12noon (also 13th, 20th, 27th) By EXIT Real Estate Results Healthy Heart Awareness 10:30am-1pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.599.2522 Matter of Balance 2:30pm-4:30pm (also 13th, 20th, 27th) By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.599.2522 Daughters Missing Mothers 6pm-7:30pm (also 13th, 20th, 27th) By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.691.4548Calendar of Events February 2014 Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Notes Scholarship announced for local female students In remembrance of Julie Eason Smith, P.A., the founder of the Oviedo Business women Network (OBN), a $1,000 schol arship will be awarded to two local high school senior young women who are in terested in business and plan to pursue an academic degree at an accredited college/university following graduation. More than a decade ago, Julie recog nized the need for local businesswomen to come together to work, play, and form lifelong friendships, so she established the Oviedo Businesswomen Network currently operating under the OviedoWinter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce. A well-known champion for women in business, she saw the value of bringing businesswomen together to achieve success on both a professional and personal level. There was no one more passionate about an organization than Julie when it came to OBN and this scholarship in her name will perpetu ate her condence and commitment to helping local businesswomen achieve professional success. OBN is searching for applicants! Please pass this information along to any fe male high school senior that might be in terested. Scholarship applicants must be a female senior at Oviedo High School, Hagerty High School, Winter Springs High School or The Masters Academy, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have completed 25 hours of volunteer community service, supply two teacher recommendations plus one personal non-family reference, supply SAT score, transcript, and class rank, plus a 300-600 word essay about your long term goals for achieving busi ness success. Applications are due 5 p.m. March 3 and can be found at the guidance counselors ofce or oviedow


Seminole Voice | Jan. 31, 2014 | Page 3 THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY FEB. 2, 1887 Punxsutawney, Pa. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. CARNIVAL FOOD FAMILY FUN Feb. 6-9, 2014FEB. 6 THURSDAY 5-10PM FEB. 7 FRIDAY 5PM-MIDNIGHT FEB. 9-SUN 12-5PMRIDES ONLY FEB. 8 SATURDAY 12PM-MIDNIGHT GOOD FOR YOUR & SOUL!575 T uskawilla Rd., Winter Springs CONTINUOUS FREE P arking shuttleS INGLE DAY UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE AT WINTERFEST! AUCTIONSSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm Live: Sat 7:00pmBingo (FRI & SAT) Kids Games F estival Food Rides Strawberry Pie YUM! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLEChoice of...2014 FORD FIESTA COUPE 12 day trip to Alaska 1 ticket = $2.00 100% of proceeds go to support LOCAL community outreach programs.Please visit us at: GIGANTIC FLEA MARKETJan 31-Feb 2, 2013Welcome All Bargain Hunters To The Best INDOOR Flea Market!FRIDAY, JAN 31 7AM 4:30PM SATURDAY, FEB 1 7AM 4:30PM SUNDAY, FEB 2 10AM 3PMJewelry Bicycles Clothing Electronics Antique Dishes Baby Items Books Christmas Items Furniture Sports Equipment T oys ArtworkAND MUCH MORE! ENTERTAINMENT THURS (TEEN NIGHT!) Winterfest Idol FRI & SAT Continuous Live Entertainment*less federal taxes Theyre team players, theyre mission set they bring to the table these veter another layer on top of the initial problem in the com VETERANS | Employers consider military experience as a positive factor, even without a college degree DEVELOPMENT | Chronic noise complaints factored into decision to stop Nature Center from being built C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE A nature center is kind of a feelgood kind of thing. If youre not paying attention to the details, its going to sound good. Murder-suicide claims teen ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice


Page 4 | Jan. 31, 2014 | Seminole Voice IN T ERES T S Winter ParkDISTRESS SALE Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 19 years! Scan QR Code 40$ 00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires April 15, 2014Offer Code: SV14 hosting a Valen nity center on to share in the cross-generational A unique way to spend V-Day ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE The Hindu Society of Central Floridas Valentines Day will feature music, dance, and traditional food and drinks. THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY JAN. 31, 1990


Seminole Voice | Jan. 31, 2014 | Page 5 AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY FEB. 3, 2002 Local businesses, food & drinks, arts & crafts, live music, kids area, car show, fireworks and more! Presented by Lic. #CAC042721 ence losses so far, have been on a shot more than 50 percent as a once this season have the Knights from three at the start of the half vance to the regional champion This season theyve been more Knights in trouble in conference play Lions blaze through playos ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE UCF has struggled with shot accuracy. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Police showed off decades of squad cars and invited the public to show off their classcs at the Cops n Cars for Kids car show on Jan. 25 at the Oviedo Mall, beneting The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club. Cops n Cars for Kids


Page 6 | Jan. 31, 2014 | Seminole Voice Through Feb. 2 Best musical Once in Orlando premiere emotion of the songs they create Now through Feb. 23 Mad Cow Theatre presents Alan Ayckbourns Table Manners of marriage in this comic feast Now through March 23 SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody at The Abbey characters come to life in sharpbers, a striptease perfor mance by ing man, leave from the role of Jan. 31 Americas Got Talent Star Fernando Varela at Trinity Prep Jan. 31 My Greek Odyssey continues Jan. 31 to April 6 Southwestern Allure opens Mennellos 15th season Feb. 1 Commemorating Bok Tower Gardens concerts, a tree planting cere Feb. 5 and 6 Robin De Jesus at The MEZZ Feb. 6, 7, 8 Tables Extra Extraordinaire Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Winter with the Writers at Rollins College Feb. 7 to March 10 This lady gives her Heart and Soul Feb. 8 and 9 18-year-old Sarina Zhang Performs with Orlando Philharmonic Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES TABLES EXTRAORDINAIRE CANNY STACK ROBIN DE JESUS HEART AND SOUL 2014


Seminole Voice | Jan. 31, 2014 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY the harvest is coming in, post tomato, pepper, potato or eggplant germinating tomatoes, peppers, eggplant New Year, new beginning for your garden 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 email him at WHO IS CAREY > King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 27, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON mobility, it is possible for anyone to move mean they have to be poor for the rest of State champions start the year right in Oviedo America needs to reclaim its status as Land of Opportunity Mayor Dominic Persampiere OVIEDO CITY TALK ERIN OFLAHERTY UCF Forum columnist Erin OFlaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting and the current Miss University of Central Florida. She can be reached at


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