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SEMINOLEVOICE.COM NEIGHBORHOOD PAINTS A MURALINTERESTS, 4Wrestlers win it allHow Winter Springs conquered the state championships. ATHLETICS, 5How do you keep your garden Carey has answers. FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7VOICES, 7CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . ..................... 2 . . . . . . . . . ..................... 4 . . . . . . . . . ..................... 5 VOICES . . . . . . . . . . . ........................ 7 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . .................... 8 MARK YOUR CALENDARThe Taste of Oviedo arrives this year with more to do than ever, with a Citrus and Celery Cook-Off, Chicken Chomp Competition, live entertainment and more. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 2USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, March 7Oviedo High School (32-4) won it all Saturday night on Floridas biggest high school bas ketball stage redeeming a heart breaking loss two years earlier in The Lions defeated Bartow High School (26-10) 55-52 in a heart-stopping showdown at the Lakeland Center for the FHSAA Class 7A state championship, keeping a slim lead out of the Yel Bartow chased Oviedo frantically through four quarters, but couldnt build a lead over the te Oviedos sound ball handling and lack of turnovers helped the team hang on, Coach Ed Kersh ner said, leading the high school to its second state championship This is really a dream come It was my privilege to coach them this will go down as one of my all-time favorite teams because of the fact that they all got along and did what needed to be The Lions numbed the pain of a crushing loss to Oak Ridge High School in the 2012 state three-point play with six seconds left in the game put the Pioneers up by one point and left Oviedo Saturdays victory two years later couldnt have been any was named the most valuable player of the state tournament following a 19-point perfor Fellow senior and teammate Dexter Graham knew what was We talked about how bad we want this and how bad we want To win a game like this The cham pionship also marks Kersh ners second state championship since his Osceola Kowboys went undefeated in voring every moment of the recent title after It gets sweet er every time, Welcome to the jungleTIM FREED The VoicePHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE VOICEOviedo fought to a narrow win in the title game. Oviedo High School wins state basketball championshipA gallery of vibrant artwork lays scattered across the dining room table at the Balwalli fam cal pictures drawn in crayon of and cats the size of skyscrapers cover the tan and green table cloth where 10-year-old Ria clicks Her younger sister Ritika sits across from her drawing streaks of red over sheet paper with a colored marker another mas creating something of her own She carefully draws a smi ley face in Microsoft Paint, her right hand guiding the computer mouse with care like an expe Thin lines form a green nose, Ria saves her creation and hunt across the keyboard for the correct letters and symbols as she strings together lines of code, the keys to bringing her portrait to She converts her creation to an and keyboard strokes, transfer ring it to a plugged-in Android Nexus tablet beside her keyicon labeled MYAPP and her smiley face appears on screen followed by Rias own laugh ter, captured in a sound bite she recorded with Audacity studio I like to make apps so I can enjoy the stuff from my imagina Ria loves creating apps, but her knowledge and passion for technology might be a rare excepa country that studies show lacks in computer education while other nations march toward a The language of computer coding that makes programs like Rias app tick continues to sur face in more jobs throughout the Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of com puter occupations will grow by TIM FREED The VoiceTeaching kids to speak in code Please see COMPUTERS on page 3 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Ria Balwalli, 10, creates a computer app with the help of her fathers book. Lake Mary resident teaches the littlest software developers

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Page 2 | March 7, 2014 | Seminole Voice Friday, March 7, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 10 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705PUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryJanet Foleyjwfoley75@gmail.comSandi VidalSandi@ChristianHelp.orgTom CareySundewGardens@gmail.comKaren PhillipsKarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.comLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com\Ashley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceTURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainFrancis X. FarrellPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #008-093Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2014 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Calendar Notes MARCH 9 Rumba dance lessons are at 2 p.m. March 9 at the Geneva Community Center on First Street in Geneva. Learn to make magic on the dance oor in this four-week excursion, taught by Larry Silverberg and Debbi Cole. Each lesson is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Singles and couples welcome. Call 407-314-7667 or contact debbincole@bellsouth.net for more infor mation. MARCH 10The First Tee of Central Florida recently announced its partnership with LPGA-US GA Girls Golf, a nationwide developmental golf program that encourages girls ages 7-17 to learn to play golf, build friend ships and sample competition in a sup portive and positive learning environment. The First Tee of Central Florida and LPGAUSGA Girls Golf will be hosting their next event from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Winter Park Country Club. Visit the rstteec.org for more information. MARCH 12The Oviedo Businesswomen Network will host a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on March 12 at Tuscawilla Country Club. RSVP by noon March 10 by visiting Oviedowintersprings.org MARCH 13A new bakery is celebrating its grand opening at All From Scratch from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at 2781 Wrights Road, Suite 1225, in Oviedo. There will be food, beverages, door prizes, networking and its free! Fire stats for 2013Oviedos Fire Rescue Department recently released its stats from last year. It received 4,010 emergency calls, with 7,020 units responding in an average of ve minutes. The EMS unit received 2,722 calls and transported 1,588 patients to nine different hospitals in the area. There were only 93 re calls, or about one every four days in 2013. More scholarship moneyThe Foundation for Seminole State Col lege of Florida raised a record of nearly $325,000 for scholarships and other academic support for the College at the 30th annual Dream Gala held Feb. 15. More than 375 people, including promi nent community and business leaders, attended the sold-out event, the colleges biggest fundraiser. The event, themed Rocks, marked the galas 30th anniver sary and took place at the Orlando Marriot Lake Mary. In special recognition of the events 30th anniversary, the evening featured re marks by Gerry Weldon, wife of founding president Dr. Earl Weldon. Gerry Weldon was escorted to the stage by her grand son, Christopher Weldon, a freshman at Seminole State. In a video tribute, the Foundation also saluted Dream Gala co-founder Dede Schaffner and Sally Moore, a long-time supporter. Schaffner, a Seminole County School Board mem ber and former Seminole State trustee, also serves on the Foundations Board of Directors. Schaffner, her late husband, Bill, and the late Art Grindle founded the Dream Gala in 1984.MARCH 7Come support your local farmers and friends at the Geneva Farmers Market Its every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Focal Point Nursery on the corner of State Road 46 and County Road 426. Buy local raw honey, organic produce, fresh ground grain bread, gluten free baked goods, homemade jams and jellies and more.MARCH 8 Its time to taste what Oviedo has to offer at the 20th annual Taste of Oviedo event. Its lled with food vendors, local businesses, live entertainment and fun for the kids. Come out and enjoy a tast ing buffet at the Citrus and Celery CookOff, or compete in the rst ever Chicken Chomp Competition for fun and prizes. Its all from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 at the Oviedo Mall, followed by reworks. Live entertainment has been announced for the event, featuring (in order of appear ance): the 17-70 Band, The Dealers, The Barley Wine Band, Marlee Shaw Piercy, Patience Ferguson, Bailey Callahan, Alexa Neilen, Zumba, Linda McKenzie, The 13th Floor Band, and the School of Rock. MARCH 9 Food Truck Crazy is back at the Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Oviedo Mall. Come out and enjoy the top food trucks from around the area. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com for more information. MARCH 15 HOPEs Sham Rock N Run 5K takes off next weekend with registration at 7 a.m. and race start at 8:30 a.m. on March 15. Its at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. An expected 400 Central Floridians will run, walk, skip, or hop through a 5K course in their St. Paddys Day best, all to help HOPE con tinue on its mission of preventing and reducing homelessness in Central Florida. This family-friendly 5K is full of Irish fun, with a costume contest, shamrock shirts, Irish dancers, and an after-party at a local restaurant. Visit shamrocknrun5k.event brite.com to register. FAMILY CALENDAR

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 3 THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY MARCH 10, 1927 Robert Kearns, who patented a design for the intermittent windshield wiper, is born in Gary, Ind. Kearns later won a multi-million-dollar judgment against Chrysler ($20 million) and Ford ($10 million) for using his concept without permission. Software development jobs are expected to see an increase of 22 Theres great jobs out there for people who want to do this and our economy needs it, said Professor Richard Grant of the Seminole States Computer Pro gramming and Applications deneed more people working at McBut other numbers point to a disparity in technology educomputer programming class, acgroup pushing for more computer Ria didnt learn about apps in school; she learned from her fa Mary resident has more than 20 years of experience in computer software and at one point devel oped combat simulators for the He saw a unique opportunity when his daughter started asking questions about game apps conducted his own research and learned how to create apps him self, realizing that Ria could learn I thought, How can I help her achieve her goal of learning about technology while at the same time feeding into her ambitions, goals and inter I thought Why dont you just make apps? Balwalli took it a step further by writing Make Your Own Game Apps For Kids, a step-by-step book that walks chil dren through the coding process of mak hopes to eventually gather enough support from people in the academic community to have similar books used to The ambitious author hosted a demonstration of the book at Seminole State Colleges Hot 22, where he encouraged groups of elementary and middle school students to draw a character, scan it and bring it to life in their very Seminole State College of Flor ida puts on the expo to create in terest in technology among youth, but the event only occurs once a too many resources on the expo due it having more of a long-term The push for teaching young children to code and learn about technology would be virtually non-existent in Seminole County without events like the expo, ty high schools offer the AP Com puter Science program, though not offer the course, and Lake Howell High School, alma mater of recently minted internet billionaire Brian Acton, does not ofschool program, which uses the internet the most extensively, also Children need to be exposed much sooner to technology if its going to stick with them, Grant computer science being too dif many students away by middle You have to have that incubator where youre growing enthusi The computer software profes sor said that a students interest and performance in math and sci ence directly cor relates with the problem solv ing and abstract thinking re quired for computer program Results from the 2012 Pro gramme International Student Assessment, an exam that mea sures student aptitude, showed that countries such as China, Ko cient in math and science, scoring in among the top 10 in both sub standings, ranking 36th in math ing to go to the countries that can grow people to do [computer pro Balwalli grew up in the bus tling metropolis of Mumbai, In dia, immigrating to the United computer science being widely promoted and praised in Indias universities focusing solely on computer technology have their own standardized tests, similar to Television shows and adver tisements feature celebrities such couraging the public to take on If Hulk Hogan was out there saying Guys, you should learn science and technology, wouldnt the kids be inspired? Balwalli whoever, but they would always Numbers may show a dispar ity in technology education in the United States, but a countrys history or culture doesnt decide tomorrows computer software just need a sense of curiosity and a desire to learn to propel themBalwalli pulls up a YouTube video on his laptop at the dining 8-year-old Ria stares back at him on screen through black, thicksports an oversized white lab coat as she motions toward a robot made of Lego pieces using a backRia, looking every bit the scien tist, hopes to one day use technolGood morning professor, what are you doing? said Bal His daughter always preferred COMPUTERS | Kids in other countries outpacing students from United States in computer programming CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org March 12th OBN Luncheon 5:30 7:30pm, 2781 Wrights Rd. Ste.1225 Oviedo FL 32765 Join us at the Grand Opening of All From Scratch in Oviedo. The Casselberry Chamber will join us in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by great food, drinks, door prizes, and networking. We hope to see you there! March 13th All From Scratch Grand Opening 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the Ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network at their monthly luncheon. OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system for professional March 26th Bagels & Business 8:00 9:30am, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us for our monthly morning seminar in the Oviedo Mall Community Room. The topic changes monthly and is great for networking. This event is FREE to attend, open to everyone, and sponsored by Costco! March 20th Lunch & Learn Join us at our March Lunch & Learn with Steven Placey from Rock Your Business on Video Marketing. Lunch & Learns are always aimed towards marketing and FREE to OWSRCC members. Sponsored by Oviedo Meeting Rooms, we hope to see you there! 11:30am 1:00pm, 815 Eyrie Drive Suite 4 Oviedo FL 32765 For Tickets Call 321.268.1125 Or Visit www.TitusvillePlayhouse.com Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICEKrishna Balwalli teaches his daughter to create apps at their home.

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Page 4 | March 7, 2014 | Seminole Voice IINt T ERESt T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY MARCH 8, 1962 The Beatles make their TV debut with original drummer Pete Best on the BBC show Teenagers Turn and 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 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA SALE MARCH 21-24. 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 FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo Armed with paintbrushes and trays of vibrant paint, citizens of Casselberry and nearby commu paint a mural unlike any other in Located at the center of the in tersection of Lilac Road and Palm Drive, just off South Winter Park Drive, the new mural is painted directly on the street in a round We got the idea at a recent League of Cities convention, said Casselberry Mayor Charlene found in just a few cities across the country, and we are proud to The design, created by local artist Marla E, was selected by into the design to symbolize transformation, renewal and life, The symbolism is appropriate for Casselberry, currently going through its own renaissance of We are positioning ourselves to be the art city of Seminole Coun ty, said Casselberry City Com missioner Sandra SolWith the arrival of the new the inter section of way 17-92 and State Road 436 and the new city center project on 17-92 near Lake Concord Park, Casselberry is working hard to erase the days when they were known for strip Instead, residents and visitors are treated to art festivals, jazz concerts and food-truck gather events which are often free have become huge draws for the The city recently acquired a one to expand their exhibit and Art brings business and pro vides us a way to stand out, she The new mural not only beau fect, encouraging drivers to slow down as they encounter the un It is already a source of pride I get to drive over it everyday and when I go for walks with my granddaughter and her dog, we will always remember the day it was painted and how we had a small part in that, said Lilac Boryk and her 3-year-old granddaughter couldnt resist picking up a brush and painting their own section of the mural Students from as far away as Lake Brantley High School and the University of Central Florida showed up to volunteer their Casselberry Elementary sec ond grade teacher Sandy Simon lives nearby and also came out to I wouldnt have said this was on my bucket list, but what a fun way to show support for your its looking fabulous and I cant Volunteers who came out Sat urday dodged light rain and the threat of thunderstorms to hurry and get the paint down before it Using large white tents, work ers were able to cover most of the mural to keep it dry while paintAs soon as everything is dry, I tails and outline everything so it PPG Architectural Coatings donated the special road paint used in the murals creation, and Home Depot stepped up to do nate brushes, trays and labor to We have a goal to do this on selberry economic development starting with this intersection and well see where it goes from This type of project is a winwin for the city, said Mayor help create community involve ment, spur property improve ment and increase property value Casselberry paints the townALLISON OLCSVAY The VoicePHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Volunteers paint by numbers at the Feb. 22 event. Neighbors pitch in to make giant mural

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 5 AAtT HLEt T Ic C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 13, 1979 Power pitcher Johan Santana is born in Tovar Merida, Venezuela. He went on to become the dominant left-handed pitcher in baseball from 2003 to 2006 and won the Cy Young Award as the American Leagues top pitcher in 2004 and again in 2006. K4 12th grade Oviedo Campus 407-971-2221.MA.e Master's Academy, a community Christian school, admits students of any race, color and national ethnic origin. Thank you for voting TMA Best Private School! Winter Springs High School juniors Brandon Staley and David Moodie did their schools wrestling heritage proud on in their respective weight classes at the FH Staley came out on top in the 113 pound two opponents at the Lake land Center en route to a 9-2 But Staleys most thrilling moment came off a lastsecond comeback win in Jordan Marshall of Miami in the third period, Staley hit a throw with just two seconds left in the match to capture a I dont know why but all the other mats just stopped and you saw everyone look Hed won in a similar dramatic fashion on a national stage last summer, pulling off a late throw on the reigning California state USA Junior National Greco-Roman Cham Staleys last-minute heroics have earned A state championship meant a tremen He started wrestling at the age of 9, taking after his father and quickly excelling at an But now the Winter Springs Bear feels a bit more at ease, able to keep his mind on his love for wrestling rather than obtaining From day one when you start wrestling As bad as it is, Ive been expected to to win states and Ive been expected to win Moodies journey to a state champion ship began only 27 months ago he stepped football, track and weight lifting at Winter after some coaxing from freshman football coach Rocky Ciero, who doubles as the Moodie not only conquered the 182 pound weight class at states last month, he pushed through his bracket without being It feels unreal like a dream come meals, extra running and everything was A glimpse of senior Eric ONeils state championship ring during his freshman on Floridas biggest high school wrestling bearing the schools WS lingered in his That really motivated me to start wrestling hard and try to win one of those for That dream stayed out of reach in Moodfreshman year after a tough loss in the semi But the 16-year-old held on to his dream offseason helped him return to states for the second time, where he defeated wres tlers from Wellington, North Port and matchup against a Southwest Miami oppoStaley and Moodie may have taken different paths to win state, but the two gold medals for Winter winners in wrestling since 2011, when ONeil and his brother Robert As a coach youre real fortunate to have kids that are hard-working and are that dedicated and that talented, Coach Scott These are guys that are getting it done in the classroom, they get it done in the community, and they obviously are getting Staley has his eyes set on defending his national title later this year, while Moodie plans to prepare for the upcoming track and weight lifting seasons at Winter Springs Bears strike gold at state meetTIM FREED The VoiceTOP PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLISON PETRO LEFT PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICEBrandon Staley and David Moodie won state titles at the championships Feb. 16. Winter Springs Bears grab hold of two wrestling state championships

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 7 VOIc C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY MARCH 11, 1942 During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines as the American defense of the islands against the With the Boiling Frogs principle ap plied to climate change, more of the same that already makes gardening in Florida special will necessitate ever-greater adaptive methods applied to managing our gar strength of our family scaled farming operations is our ability to make quick decisions to adapt and innovate can be frustrating, Embrace your failures; they make change and success all the more savory as you adapt A few years ago, around the start of our growing season early one October eve ning, after days of tilling, direct seeding, and establishing hundreds of transplants, was still saturated from the Summers precipitation and the ensuing pooled wa (Im still waiting on my FEMA disaster of my garden is a tractor width, turfed paths between the wide growing beds, Many crops were decimated, but our gar den design aided in a swift recovery and When the majority of us think of onions, we thinks of tennis ball sized, tan, purple, or white papery skinned Vidalia onions are grown, but the single season of mono-crop production limits their edible portions to whatever survives the mass distribution networks from huge cold storage warehouses to a piled high have a root cellar, fresh green onions, bet ter known as scallions, are a more producIn trying to dodge the established competition, I recognized a crop that grows rapidly, provides fresh, live, highly nutri tious food, and survives the worst of our Further research concluded I harvest four times the edible value of scallions than trying to compete by investing in a crop of Following the news of drought (and our dependence on a national food production policy heavily leveraged on thousands of miles of transportation recently asked whether I planned to raise my prices when much of our supply of lettuce is grown under contract to ensure simple answer is no, but I am planting a lot more lettuce and hoping for more local OK, I admit it: I have road rage, just not the kind that makes me drive four feet behind someone who has made me angry, or leads me to any other kind of exacting Other drivers rarely do anything that who cut me off, or people who drive 20 off or pass them with a disgusted look, or in any way endanger myself or another driver because I think theyre driving camera and then forget its there, Im sure the resulting video would go viral and people would laugh heartily about what people driving with me, although someI have a transponder in my car so I can stay in the through lanes at tollbooths and so I can actually get off the Floridas Turnpike at my moms exit, where you cannot I am convinced that someone, perhaps the Department of Transportation, or SunPass, or maybe even a mischievous friend who knows I have this problem, has added a special feature to my transponder insane than watching a light turn yellow at the distance where it is unsafe to accelerate through it, because in Orlando, the as well have a kitchen in your car because theres enough time to make dinner before In order to not die of an aneurysm, a vessel from screaming, I check my emails some work done, because this light will I should just keep my computer out or have a pad handy to see if I can write a write at stoplights and itll probably take less than a month to write a full-length become focused and then someone else is going to get road rage because they have If you are driving north on Mills Avenue, Colonial Drive, the light lasts about three full minutes (an eternity in idle time), and Many drivers seem to not have any urgency when the light turns green, so if you are far back, you might have to wait through My brother lives at the end of Sand Lake Road near Apopka-Vineland Road taken me 18 minutes to go from Interstate 4 to his house about 1 and a half miles And while driving on University Boulevard between Semoran Boulevard and the campus at UCF, the lights seem to be timed so you actually never see two Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Loch Haven Park and UCF, and I prefer to take the surface streets because getting trapped in the surface streets, where you can perhaps This is the commute where my play will be written: from Mills Avenue going north to Orange Avenue, to Aloma Av enue, to Semoran Boulevard, to University Boulevard, and then six miles on Univer hours at UCF to a production meeting at on a Friday afternoon (the reverse of the commute I just described), and as my evil transponder makes the seventh light Ive pulled up to turn red, I will start scream ing obscenities at the top of my lungs and I will spontaneously combust like the drummer in Spinal Tap, and I will be sent to an endless sprawl where I always have Adaptive gardening during a oodOrlando area trafc lights turn me red 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 email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY >MARK ROUTHIER UCF Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 3, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Page 8 | March 7, 2014 | Seminole Voice SeminoleVoice.com SeminoleVoice.com SeminoleVoice.comGet it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice. com and click Subscribe to newsletter The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community newsOviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota Order your classified ad online!At SeminoleVoice.com you can create, customize and pay for your ad in one convenient place! SALES: YARDHUGE COMMUNITY SALESA/TOs CLOSET Hosted by Congregation Ohev Shalom United Synagogue Youth Proceeds go towards Social Action & Tik kun Olam (Repairing the World)ANNOUNCEMENTSCLEAR ROADBLOCKS TO YOUR BEST LIFE!Energetic Clearing, March 12, 6-8pm, Winter Park Civic Center, Room B, 1050 Morse Blvd., WP. Clear detrimental ener gy patterns. Call Marcia today 407-3060405 to reserve admission with Visa/MC (limited to 40); $20/person; Next session 3/26. Must be 18.United Rentalsis selling surplus equipment at no re serve internet auction on March 14. Bid now on service trucks, F350, F450, F550s, pickup trucks at www.purple wave.comEDUCATIONAIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Finan cial aid for qualified students. Job place ment assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www. FixJets.comNURSING CAREERS begin here -Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219You can becomean expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-Online-Education.comHELP WANTEDCan You Dig It?Bulldozers, Backhoes, and Excavators. 3 Week Hands On Training Provided. Become Nationally Certified. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. GI Bill Eligible! 1-866-362-6497 HELP WANTEDCDL-A Team Owner Operators:$2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries nfipartners.com Driver Trainees Needed Now!Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-214-3624Drivers: Orientation Completion Bonus!Driver Referral Bonus! Plus Great Pay, Benefits! Excellent Home-time! CDL-A OTR Exp. Req. Call Now: 1-855-3495768 Now Hiring OTR CDL-A Drivers.New Pay Package and $1500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full bene fits, and achievable bonuses. Call today for details at 1-888-378-9691 or apply at www.heyl.net Real Estate Agents Needed:Currently we are looking for licensed ex perienced real estate agents interested in servicing our business in: Winter Park Maitland College Park Downtown Or lando Call John Penne 407-896-5520 pennybrokers@earthlink.netReal Estate Agents Wanted!Currently we are Looking for licensed, experienced real estate agents interest ed in servicing our business in: Winter Park Maitland College Park Downtown Orlando Call John Penne with Penny Bro kers at 407-896-5520 or pennybro kers@earthlink.netREAL ESTATE: FOR RENTSANFORD Free standing retail/ office building,2640 SF, great signage & visibility. Lease for $2800 per month (also for sale). Call John, owner/broker, 407-492-7111 REAL ESTATE: FOR RENTWinter Park Real Estate Offices for rent(Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doc tors office w/5 exam rooms + extra features. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. New Orleans style bldg; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. an npolasek@cfl.rr.comREAL ESTATE: FOR SALEBuy Mountain Property AT BELOW COST!!!Streamfront Acreage. 2 nicely wooded acres with mountain views, private streamfront & springhead. Loaded with mature hardwoods. Gentle building site. Private paved roads, municipal water, underground power, fiber optic, more. Just $19,900. Excellent financing. Only one, call 1-866-952-5303, x 183 Mobile Homes with acreage.Ready to move in. Seller Financing (sub ject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-3086473 VMFhomes.com Up to 9 acres from $14,900.Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minmutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 866-950-5263 Ext. 17. THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym March 3, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 3, 2014 MindGymMarch 3, 2014 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now surviveDIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, Guided Tour of St. Simons Island, Tram Tour of Jekyll Island, Trolley Tour of Savannah, all admissions & MORE! rfff ntb t nrrffrnftbrr b brn brrfn bnrr brrfrntnbnnnnbbnnbn frnrfnn rnnttfrftfrfft nnnnfrtfrnb rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13903

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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MARCH 2014 88141 PR AD WPO 3/2014We couldnt ask for anything more.When Ruth McDaniel and her son David agreed she needed a lifestyle with more security, she visited The May ower on the recommendation of friends. Everyone there was so friendly and interesting, and the amenities were so far beyond what I saw at other communities. In the end, the choice was clear. Now living only a mile apart, Ruth and her three granddaughters enjoy cultural outings and Sunday brunches in The May owers dining room. The memories weve made here are priceless, she says. Mom is just as independent as always, adds David. At the same time, its reassuring to know shell always be well cared for. As a family, we couldnt ask for anything more.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620.www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court | Winter Park, FL 32792 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community P EACE OF MIND... [ and priceless memories ] Pet Rescue by Judy nally nds forever home Please see JUDY on page 2 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORJudy Sarullo, left, inside her new adoption facility, poses for the camera with Totally Wireds Peter Iwanowski, one of many who volunteered to help Sarullos pet rescue dream come true.The new Pet Rescue by Judy Animal Resource Campus will open March 23BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior To see adoptable pets, visit petrescuebyjudy.com or facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy

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Page 2 Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. rfntbrntrnfrfrttrtrrtfrrtbfrtfftttnfrrntrttr fttffttrtfrrrntnttrrttfntrttttrrrtrtfrnrt ffttttrtfffrttrrttfntttftfftrrtfftrftrtrrrrt rtrtfrrntrt rfntbrnr rnttrrntff tttfrtrn frrrtrntrn ttrft tfftrrtfr rrntff tttttfffrttrrttfntrttt trrrtrt frnrtttft fftrrtff rtt trftrtrrrrtrtrtfrrntrt rfnntt Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. More proof that exercise pays off for seniors JUDY | Pet rescue dream comes true CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 Call Toll Free: 855.802.55327512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando, FL 32819(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) For over 26 years, millions of Americans have trusted HearUSA for the best hearing care. HearUSA is the only organization providing the most comprehensive hearing examination in the industry. 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Save $1000 on a pair of Siemens Pure 3mi or 5mi hearing aids.**Example: Siemens Pure 3mi hearing aid every day retail price $2695. Sale price $2195. Not valid with any other oer or discount.INSTANT REBATE $995! FREE FREE FREE FREE of hearing aid!Total Care ExperienceMost complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Care Selection HearUSA offers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands. !Total Care Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. www.hearusa.com A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Enjoy thesights, smellsandsoundsofspring! 140301 HearUSA March Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 3-6_02.indd 1 2/10/14 6:35 PM Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. New education tool for vets getting benets By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 7 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Hard-line politics and the losing game Senior Calendar yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in March at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sub lime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in March at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in March for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. (There will be no class on March 2.) The Maitland Senior Center pres ents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (March 14 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serv ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Med icaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. For more in formation, email information@ elderaffairs.org, call 1-800-96 ELDER, or visit oridashine.org The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. comCASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSESBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. An intermediate class is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/register CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 8

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SEMINOLEVOICE.COM NEIGHBORHOOD PAINTS A MURAL INTERESTS, 4 Wrestlers win it all How Winter Springs conquered the state championships. ATHLETICS, 5 How do you keep your garden Carey has answers. FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7 VOICES, 7 CALENDAR .................... 2 .................... 4 .................... 5 VOICES ....................... 7 CLASSIFIEDS ................... 8 MARK YOUR CALENDAR The Taste of Oviedo arrives this year with more to do than ever, with a Citrus and Celery Cook-Off, Chicken Chomp Competition, live entertainment and more. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 2 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, March 7 Oviedo High School (32-4) won it all Saturday night on Floridas biggest high school bas ketball stage redeeming a heart breaking loss two years earlier in The Lions defeated Bartow High School (26-10) 55-52 in a heart-stopping showdown at the Lakeland Center for the FHSAA Class 7A state championship, keeping a slim lead out of the Yel Bartow chased Oviedo franti cally through four quarters, but couldnt build a lead over the te Oviedos sound ball handling and lack of turnovers helped the team hang on, Coach Ed Kersh ner said, leading the high school to its second state championship This is really a dream come It was my privilege to coach them this will go down as one of my all-time favorite teams be cause of the fact that they all got along and did what needed to be The Lions numbed the pain of a crushing loss to Oak Ridge High School in the 2012 state three-point play with six seconds left in the game put the Pioneers up by one point and left Oviedo Saturdays victory two years later couldnt have been any was named the most valuable player of the state tournament following a 19-point perfor Fellow senior and teammate Dexter Graham knew what was We talked about how bad we want this and how bad we want To win a game like this The cham pionship also marks Kersh ners second state championship since his Osceola Kowboys went undefeated in voring every moment of the recent title after It gets sweet er every time, Welcome to the jungle TIM FREED The Voice PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Oviedo fought to a narrow win in the title game. Oviedo High School wins state basketball championship A gallery of vibrant artwork lays scattered across the dining room table at the Balwalli fam cal pictures drawn in crayon of and cats the size of skyscrapers cover the tan and green table cloth where 10-year-old Ria clicks Her younger sister Ritika sits across from her drawing streaks of red over sheet paper with a colored marker another mas creating something of her own She carefully draws a smi ley face in Microsoft Paint, her right hand guiding the computer mouse with care like an expe Thin lines form a green nose, Ria saves her creation and hunt across the keyboard for the correct letters and symbols as she strings together lines of code, the keys to bringing her portrait to She converts her creation to an and keyboard strokes, transfer ring it to a plugged-in Android Nexus tablet beside her key icon labeled MYAPP and her smiley face appears on screen followed by Rias own laugh ter, captured in a sound bite she recorded with Audacity studio I like to make apps so I can enjoy the stuff from my imagina Ria loves creating apps, but her knowledge and passion for technology might be a rare excep a country that studies show lacks in computer education while other nations march toward a The language of computer coding that makes programs like Rias app tick continues to sur face in more jobs throughout the Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of com puter occupations will grow by TIM FREED The Voice Teaching kids to speak in code Please see COMPUTERS on page 3 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Ria Balwalli, 10, creates a computer app with the help of her fathers book. Lake Mary resident teaches the littlest software developers

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Page 2 | March 7, 2014 | Seminole Voice Friday, March 7, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 10 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery Janet Foley jwfoley75@gmail.com Sandi Vidal Sandi@ChristianHelp.org Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.com Karen Phillips KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com\ Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain Francis X. Farrell 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, letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2014 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Calendar Notes MARCH 9 Rumba dance lessons are at 2 p.m. March 9 at the Geneva Community Center on First Street in Geneva. Learn to make magic on the dance oor in this four-week excursion, taught by Larry Silverberg and Debbi Cole. Each lesson is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Singles and couples welcome. Call 407-314-7667 or contact debbincole@bellsouth.net for more infor mation. MARCH 10 The First Tee of Central Florida recently announced its partnership with LPGA-US GA Girls Golf, a nationwide developmental golf program that encourages girls ages 7-17 to learn to play golf, build friend ships and sample competition in a sup portive and positive learning environment. The First Tee of Central Florida and LPGAUSGA Girls Golf will be hosting their next event from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Winter Park Country Club. Visit the rstteec.org for more information. MARCH 12 The Oviedo Businesswomen Network will host a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on March 12 at Tuscawilla Country Club. RSVP by noon March 10 by visiting Oviedowintersprings.org MARCH 13 A new bakery is celebrating its grand opening at All From Scratch from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at 2781 Wrights Road, Suite 1225, in Oviedo. There will be food, beverages, door prizes, networking and its free! Fire stats for 2013 Oviedos Fire Rescue Department re cently released its stats from last year. It received 4,010 emergency calls, with 7,020 units responding in an average of ve minutes. The EMS unit received 2,722 calls and transported 1,588 patients to nine different hospitals in the area. There were only 93 re calls, or about one every four days in 2013. More scholarship money The Foundation for Seminole State Col lege of Florida raised a record of nearly $325,000 for scholarships and other academic support for the College at the 30th annual Dream Gala held Feb. 15. More than 375 people, including promi nent community and business leaders, attended the sold-out event, the colleges biggest fundraiser. The event, themed Rocks, marked the galas 30th anniver sary and took place at the Orlando Marriot Lake Mary. In special recognition of the events 30th anniversary, the evening featured re marks by Gerry Weldon, wife of founding president Dr. Earl Weldon. Gerry Weldon was escorted to the stage by her grand son, Christopher Weldon, a freshman at Seminole State. In a video tribute, the Foundation also saluted Dream Gala co-founder Dede Schaffner and Sally Moore, a long-time supporter. Schaffner, a Seminole County School Board mem ber and former Seminole State trustee, also serves on the Foundations Board of Directors. Schaffner, her late husband, Bill, and the late Art Grindle founded the Dream Gala in 1984. MARCH 7 Come support your local farmers and friends at the Geneva Farmers Market Its every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Focal Point Nursery on the corner of State Road 46 and County Road 426. Buy local raw honey, organic produce, fresh ground grain bread, gluten free baked goods, homemade jams and jellies and more. MARCH 8 Its time to taste what Oviedo has to of fer at the 20th annual Taste of Oviedo event. Its lled with food vendors, local businesses, live entertainment and fun for the kids. Come out and enjoy a tast ing buffet at the Citrus and Celery CookOff, or compete in the rst ever Chicken Chomp Competition for fun and prizes. Its all from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 at the Oviedo Mall, followed by reworks. Live entertainment has been announced for the event, featuring (in order of appear ance): the 17-70 Band, The Dealers, The Barley Wine Band, Marlee Shaw Piercy, Patience Ferguson, Bailey Callahan, Alexa Neilen, Zumba, Linda McKenzie, The 13th Floor Band, and the School of Rock. MARCH 9 Food Truck Crazy is back at the Oviedo Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Oviedo Mall. Come out and enjoy the top food trucks from around the area. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com for more information. MARCH 15 HOPEs Sham Rock N Run 5K takes off next weekend with registration at 7 a.m. and race start at 8:30 a.m. on March 15. Its at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. An expected 400 Central Floridians will run, walk, skip, or hop through a 5K course in their St. Paddys Day best, all to help HOPE con tinue on its mission of preventing and reducing homelessness in Central Florida. This family-friendly 5K is full of Irish fun, with a costume contest, shamrock shirts, Irish dancers, and an after-party at a local restaurant. Visit shamrocknrun5k.event brite.com to register. FAMILY CALENDAR

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 3 THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY MARCH 10, 1927 Robert Kearns, who patented a design for the intermittent windshield wiper, is born in Gary, Ind. Kearns later won a multi-million-dollar judgment against Chrysler ($20 million) and Ford ($10 million) for using his concept without permission. Software development jobs are expected to see an increase of 22 Theres great jobs out there for people who want to do this and our economy needs it, said Professor Richard Grant of the Seminole States Computer Pro gramming and Applications de need more people working at Mc But other numbers point to a disparity in technology edu computer programming class, ac group pushing for more computer Ria didnt learn about apps in school; she learned from her fa Mary resident has more than 20 years of experience in computer software and at one point devel oped combat simulators for the He saw a unique opportunity when his daughter started ask ing questions about game apps conducted his own research and learned how to create apps him self, realizing that Ria could learn I thought, How can I help her achieve her goal of learning about technology while at the same time feeding into her ambi tions, goals and inter I thought Why dont you just make apps? Balwalli took it a step further by writ ing Make Your Own Game Apps For Kids, a step-by-step book that walks chil dren through the cod ing process of mak hopes to eventually gather enough sup port from people in the academic commu nity to have similar books used to The ambitious author hosted a demonstration of the book at Seminole State Colleges Hot 22, where he encouraged groups of elementary and middle school students to draw a character, scan it and bring it to life in their very Seminole State College of Flor ida puts on the expo to create in terest in technology among youth, but the event only occurs once a too many resources on the expo due it having more of a long-term The push for teaching young children to code and learn about technology would be virtually non-existent in Seminole County without events like the expo, ty high schools offer the AP Com puter Science program, though not offer the course, and Lake Howell High School, alma mater of recently minted internet bil lionaire Brian Acton, does not of school program, which uses the internet the most extensively, also Children need to be exposed much sooner to technology if its going to stick with them, Grant computer science being too dif many students away by middle You have to have that incuba tor where youre growing enthusi The computer software profes sor said that a students interest and performance in math and sci ence directly cor relates with the problem solv ing and abstract thinking re quired for com puter program Results from the 2012 Pro gramme International Student Assessment, an exam that mea sures student aptitude, showed that countries such as China, Ko cient in math and science, scoring in among the top 10 in both sub standings, ranking 36th in math ing to go to the countries that can grow people to do [computer pro Balwalli grew up in the bus tling metropolis of Mumbai, In dia, immigrating to the United computer science being widely promoted and praised in Indias universities focusing solely on computer technology have their own standardized tests, similar to Television shows and adver tisements feature celebrities such couraging the public to take on If Hulk Hogan was out there saying Guys, you should learn science and technology, wouldnt the kids be inspired? Balwalli whoever, but they would always Numbers may show a dispar ity in technology education in the United States, but a countrys history or culture doesnt decide tomorrows computer software just need a sense of curiosity and a desire to learn to propel them Balwalli pulls up a YouTube video on his laptop at the dining 8-year-old Ria stares back at him on screen through black, thicksports an oversized white lab coat as she motions toward a robot made of Lego pieces using a back Ria, looking every bit the scien tist, hopes to one day use technol Good morning professor, what are you doing? said Bal His daughter always preferred COMPUTERS | Kids in other countries outpacing students from United States in computer programming C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org March 12th OBN Luncheon 5:30 7:30pm, 2781 Wrights Rd. Ste.1225 Oviedo FL 32765 Join us at the Grand Opening of All From Scratch in Oviedo. The Casselberry Chamber will join us in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by great food, drinks, door prizes, and networking. We hope to see you there! March 13th All From Scratch Grand Opening 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the Ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network at their monthly luncheon. OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system for professional March 26th Bagels & Business 8:00 9:30am, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us for our monthly morning seminar in the Oviedo Mall Community Room. The topic changes monthly and is great for networking. This event is FREE to attend, open to everyone, and sponsored by Costco! March 20th Lunch & Learn Join us at our March Lunch & Learn with Steven Placey from Rock Your Business on Video Marketing. Lunch & Learns are always aimed towards marketing and FREE to OWSRCC members. Sponsored by Oviedo Meeting Rooms, we hope to see you there! 11:30am 1:00pm, 815 Eyrie Drive Suite 4 Oviedo FL 32765 For Tickets Call 321.268.1125 Or Visit www.TitusvillePlayhouse.com Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Krishna Balwalli teaches his daughter to create apps at their home.

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Page 4 | March 7, 2014 | Seminole Voice IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY MARCH 8, 1962 The Beatles make their TV debut with original drummer Pete Best on the BBC show Teenagers Turn and 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 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA SALE MARCH 21-24. 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 FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo Armed with paintbrushes and trays of vibrant paint, citizens of Casselberry and nearby commu paint a mural unlike any other in Located at the center of the in tersection of Lilac Road and Palm Drive, just off South Winter Park Drive, the new mural is painted directly on the street in a round We got the idea at a recent League of Cities convention, said Casselberry Mayor Charlene found in just a few cities across the country, and we are proud to The design, created by local artist Marla E, was selected by into the design to symbolize transformation, renewal and life, The symbolism is appropriate for Casselberry, currently going through its own renaissance of We are positioning ourselves to be the art city of Seminole Coun ty, said Casselberry City Com missioner Sandra Sol With the arrival of the new the inter section of way 17-92 and State Road 436 and the new city center project on 17-92 near Lake Concord Park, Casselberry is working hard to erase the days when they were known for strip Instead, residents and visitors are treated to art festivals, jazz concerts and food-truck gather events which are often free have become huge draws for the The city recently acquired a one to expand their exhibit and Art brings business and pro vides us a way to stand out, she The new mural not only beau fect, encouraging drivers to slow down as they encounter the un It is already a source of pride I get to drive over it everyday and when I go for walks with my granddaughter and her dog, we will always remember the day it was painted and how we had a small part in that, said Lilac Boryk and her 3-year-old granddaughter couldnt resist picking up a brush and painting their own section of the mural Students from as far away as Lake Brantley High School and the University of Central Florida showed up to volunteer their Casselberry Elementary sec ond grade teacher Sandy Simon lives nearby and also came out to I wouldnt have said this was on my bucket list, but what a fun way to show support for your its looking fabulous and I cant Volunteers who came out Sat urday dodged light rain and the threat of thunderstorms to hurry and get the paint down before it Using large white tents, work ers were able to cover most of the mural to keep it dry while paint As soon as everything is dry, I tails and outline everything so it PPG Architectural Coatings donated the special road paint used in the murals creation, and Home Depot stepped up to do nate brushes, trays and labor to We have a goal to do this on selberry economic development starting with this intersection and well see where it goes from This type of project is a winwin for the city, said Mayor help create community involve ment, spur property improve ment and increase property value Casselberry paints the town ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Volunteers paint by numbers at the Feb. 22 event. Neighbors pitch in to make giant mural

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 5 AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 13, 1979 Power pitcher Johan Santana is born in Tovar Merida, Venezuela. He went on to become the dominant left-handed pitcher in baseball from 2003 to 2006 and won the Cy Young Award as the American Leagues top pitcher in 2004 and again in 2006. K4 12th grade Oviedo Campus 407-971-2221.MA.e Master's Academy, a community Christian school, admits students of any race, color and national ethnic origin. Thank you for voting TMA Best Private School! Winter Springs High School juniors Brandon Staley and David Moodie did their schools wrestling heritage proud on in their respective weight classes at the FH Staley came out on top in the 113 pound two opponents at the Lake land Center en route to a 9-2 But Staleys most thrill ing moment came off a lastsecond comeback win in Jordan Marshall of Miami in the third period, Staley hit a throw with just two seconds left in the match to capture a I dont know why but all the other mats just stopped and you saw everyone look Hed won in a similar dramatic fashion on a national stage last summer, pulling off a late throw on the reigning California state USA Junior National Greco-Roman Cham Staleys last-minute heroics have earned A state championship meant a tremen He started wrestling at the age of 9, taking after his father and quickly excelling at an But now the Winter Springs Bear feels a bit more at ease, able to keep his mind on his love for wrestling rather than obtaining From day one when you start wrestling As bad as it is, Ive been expected to to win states and Ive been expected to win Moodies journey to a state champion ship began only 27 months ago he stepped football, track and weight lifting at Winter after some coaxing from freshman football coach Rocky Ciero, who doubles as the Moodie not only conquered the 182 pound weight class at states last month, he pushed through his bracket without being It feels unreal like a dream come meals, extra running and everything was A glimpse of senior Eric ONeils state championship ring during his freshman on Floridas biggest high school wrestling bearing the schools WS lingered in his That really motivated me to start wres tling hard and try to win one of those for That dream stayed out of reach in Mood freshman year after a tough loss in the semi But the 16-year-old held on to his dream offseason helped him return to states for the second time, where he defeated wres tlers from Wellington, North Port and matchup against a Southwest Miami oppo Staley and Moodie may have taken different paths to win state, but the two gold medals for Winter winners in wrestling since 2011, when ONeil and his brother Robert As a coach youre real fortunate to have kids that are hard-working and are that dedicated and that talented, Coach Scott These are guys that are getting it done in the classroom, they get it done in the community, and they obviously are getting Staley has his eyes set on defending his national title later this year, while Moodie plans to prepare for the upcoming track and weight lifting seasons at Winter Springs Bears strike gold at state meet TIM FREED The Voice TOP PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLISON PETRO LEFT PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Brandon Staley and David Moodie won state titles at the championships Feb. 16. Winter Springs Bears grab hold of two wrestling state championships

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Seminole Voice | March 7, 2014 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY MARCH 11, 1942 During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines as the American defense of the islands against the With the Boiling Frogs principle ap plied to climate change, more of the same that already makes gardening in Florida special will necessitate ever-greater adaptive methods applied to managing our gar strength of our family scaled farming opera tions is our ability to make quick decisions to adapt and innovate can be frustrating, Embrace your failures; they make change and success all the more savory as you adapt A few years ago, around the start of our growing season early one October eve ning, after days of tilling, direct seeding, and establishing hundreds of transplants, was still saturated from the Summers precipitation and the ensuing pooled wa (Im still waiting on my FEMA disaster of my garden is a tractor width, turfed paths between the wide growing beds, Many crops were decimated, but our gar den design aided in a swift recovery and When the majority of us think of onions, we thinks of tennis ball sized, tan, purple, or white papery skinned Vidalia onions are grown, but the single season of mono-crop production limits their edible portions to whatever survives the mass distribution networks from huge cold storage warehouses to a piled high have a root cellar, fresh green onions, bet ter known as scallions, are a more produc In trying to dodge the established com petition, I recognized a crop that grows rapidly, provides fresh, live, highly nutri tious food, and survives the worst of our Further research concluded I harvest four times the edible value of scallions than trying to compete by investing in a crop of Following the news of drought (and our dependence on a national food production policy heavily leveraged on thousands of miles of transportation recently asked whether I planned to raise my prices when much of our supply of lettuce is grown under contract to ensure simple answer is no, but I am planting a lot more lettuce and hoping for more local OK, I admit it: I have road rage, just not the kind that makes me drive four feet behind someone who has made me angry, or leads me to any other kind of exacting Other drivers rarely do anything that who cut me off, or people who drive 20 off or pass them with a disgusted look, or in any way endanger myself or another driver because I think theyre driving camera and then forget its there, Im sure the resulting video would go viral and people would laugh heartily about what people driving with me, although some I have a transponder in my car so I can stay in the through lanes at tollbooths and so I can actually get off the Floridas Turn pike at my moms exit, where you cannot I am convinced that someone, perhaps the Department of Transportation, or Sun Pass, or maybe even a mischievous friend who knows I have this problem, has added a special feature to my transponder insane than watching a light turn yellow at the distance where it is unsafe to accel erate through it, because in Orlando, the as well have a kitchen in your car because theres enough time to make dinner before In order to not die of an aneurysm, a vessel from screaming, I check my emails some work done, because this light will I should just keep my computer out or have a pad handy to see if I can write a write at stoplights and itll probably take less than a month to write a full-length become focused and then someone else is going to get road rage because they have If you are driving north on Mills Avenue, Colonial Drive, the light lasts about three full minutes (an eternity in idle time), and Many drivers seem to not have any urgen cy when the light turns green, so if you are far back, you might have to wait through My brother lives at the end of Sand Lake Road near Apopka-Vineland Road taken me 18 minutes to go from Interstate 4 to his house about 1 and a half miles And while driving on University Boulevard between Semoran Boulevard and the campus at UCF, the lights seem to be timed so you actually never see two Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Loch Ha ven Park and UCF, and I prefer to take the surface streets because getting trapped in the surface streets, where you can perhaps This is the commute where my play will be written: from Mills Avenue going north to Orange Avenue, to Aloma Av enue, to Semoran Boulevard, to University Boulevard, and then six miles on Univer hours at UCF to a production meeting at on a Friday afternoon (the reverse of the commute I just described), and as my evil transponder makes the seventh light Ive pulled up to turn red, I will start scream ing obscenities at the top of my lungs and I will spontaneously combust like the drummer in Spinal Tap, and I will be sent to an endless sprawl where I always have Adaptive gardening during a ood Orlando area trafc lights turn me red 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 sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > MARK ROUTHIER UCF Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 3, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 7 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Hard-line politics and the losing game Senior Calendar yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in March at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sub lime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in March at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in March for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. (There will be no class on March 2.) The Maitland Senior Center pres ents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (March 14 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serv ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare Medigap, HMOs, Med icaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. For more in formation, email information@ elderaffairs.org, call 1-800-96 ELDER, or visit oridashine.org The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. com CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. An intermedi ate class is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/reg ister C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 8

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