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Celery Stalks ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 4 Interests .................................................. 6 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 10 Ask Sandi .............................................. 11 Young Voices ......................................... 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 Vote for your favorite food truck fare at Food Truck Wars II, held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Calendar > 8 For 10 years Nicole Gallagher spent her life on the streets of Sanford near the Sanford Crisis Pregnancy Center. It was where she worked, as a pros titute moving from corner to corner. Where she lived, crashing on couches of boyfriends and bosses. And where crack cocaine. ly climbed the stairs up and into the U.S. Highway 17-92 with good reason she was fairly certain she was preg nant. As with any woman who walks through the Centers doors, volun teers greeted Gallagher and walked her through the process theyve been perfecting for 14 years. Come in. Sit poses. Take a free pregnancy test. Then go through counseling and assistance based on the results. Its the same Oviedo community when they open their second center there in early fall. Our job is to be the help, the hands and the heart for her, said Andrea Krazeise, executive director of the San ford Crisis Pregnancy Center. For Gallagher, the results were pos By summers end a new road connecting State Road 434 to Tuskawilla Road should be Springs Town Center. But it has some Town Center merchants worried that the road will lesson their exposure to passersby. Named for a former city commissioner, Michael Blake Boulevard will wrap from 434 southeast of the center to meet Tuskawilla at the entrance of the Winter Springs Village subdivision. Its more than halfway com month. Its always been an important roadway in the master plans for the center that have been in the works for over a decade, City Engineer Brian Fields said. He said the road is designed to help clear kawilla Road into the Winter Springs Town Center, particularly during rush hours and at times of Winter Springs High School arrival and dismissal. He said it can also help cater Springs Village as construction continues. I know residents back there are eager to have the road on line, Fields said. The sub divisions developer, Meritage Homes, has already completed half of the road from the Village to the Cross Seminole Trail crossing. The remaining half from the trail crossing to 434 is being completed by the city, costing $255,000, paid for by funds garnered by the second-generation one-cent sales tax. Mayor Charles Lacey said that though the area around the citys half of the road is currently undeveloped wetlands, in the long term, the area and Michael Blake Boulevard will play a central role in the future develop ment of the Winter Springs Town Center. Murphys Premium Pet Food Market is one of the two open businesses on the east side of the Town Center facing Tuskawilla, storeowner Kimberly Kalander said. Though she doesnt know for sure if the road will impact her business, she said that the city should focus on reinvigorating businesses in the existing center before branching out. Ive watched 14 other businesses go out of business over here since Ive been here in Vogel says goodbye and Griffin steps in as superintendent Photos > 5 JC360 Sports Grille in Oviedo features a monthly car cruise Interests > 7 Seminole Voice took home first place in two editorial categories This Week > 3 After a cataclysmic event disrupts the entire world, prehistoric animal friends band together to return home. Opening this week: ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Forging connections SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Construction will continue through July on a road that will connect Tuskawilla Road and State Road 434. Nonprot plans working ranch Winter Springs Village subdivision Winter Springs Town Center E. STATE ROAD 434 TUSKAWILLA ROAD Cross Seminole Trail Wetlands Park Michael Blake Boulevard (City segment under construction) Michael Blake Boulevard (Completed Meritage Homes segment) Michael Blake Boulevard to alleviate Tuskawilla Road clogs Please see ROAD on page 3 The stories about the forgotten ones, even in our own backyard, are endless. The mom of three whose husband has been out of work for six months, the man who lost his job and can barely scrape up enough money to get groceries, the good guy who let his tough life lead him to drink too much all just snippets of the daily struggle that many just dont see. But Cindy Shadron is one of the few who not only knows their stories in detail, but also helps to change them into something better. People are hurting everywhere the people right here, Shadron said. A lot of them are starting over and they dont know what to do. Shadron, a native of Oviedo and resident of Geneva, started The Vine Thrift Store in Oviedo when she wanted to create a way to give back. She spent 11 years as a volun teer Guardian ad Litem, a person who is court appointed to represent children who have been taken out of their homes because of abuse or BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice Please see VINE on page 3 Pregnancy Center coming to Oviedo SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Andrea Krazeise and Cindie Thomas of the Sanford Crisis Pregnancy Center will open an Oviedo center in August or early fall. Please see CENTER on page 2
Page 2 safe and caring permanent envi ronment. After seeing what those children go through, she knew she needed to do more. She started The Forgotten Ones Inc., which is thrift store and an outreach center. Shes dedicated her life to others, said Linda Moscato, who used their food pantry to provide for her son when he lost his job. Shadrons goal is to start a working ranch for young adults 18-25 who are aging out of the foster care system, being released from a juvenile correctional facil ity, or are homeless or runaways. Theyd be able to learn love, lead ership and hard work while being mentored by people who truly care about them, Shadron said. Not only that, the ranch would be horticulture classes for the public. She hopes it will be up and run ning next year. But she had to start some where, and for her The Vine was the beginning. Right now, its her whole life, but she never stops looking toward her ultimate goal. I got so busy here, its ab sorbed all my time, but it didnt absorb my heart and goals, she said. So far, The Vine has spawned The Resource Center there, where Shadron, her husband Mike and volunteers help those in need be include an emergency food pan try and referrals to organizations that can assist them. They also pay for and assist in paperwork to State ID cards and social security cards, which are required to get help from many food pantries and to gain employment. and encouragement. Many lose their vision and goals or have never had anyone ask them what gives hugs, and tells people she loves them. Some cant remember the last time theyve heard that. Ive seen that light they had thats kind of gone, Shadron said. hope for the future. People like Mike Sykes of Oviedo are helped every day. Sykes, who was home them for help after attending their free lunch event a few times. The Shadrons took him to the hospital for detox, got him into an alco holism program and let him stay with them for a couple weeks. In reality, Sykes was a stranger when they helped him through all that. Now, hes part of their Vine fam ily. He said he wouldnt be alive today if it werent for them. Hes been sober for almost two years. Its impacting lives and mine in a very positive way, Sykes said. They showed me how to care about other people and my self. Dean Moscato said hes learned a lot from his hardships, too. When he lost his job, his mother got food from The Vine and sent it to him in Colorado for about a year. Once he got down to Florida, seeing all the good work they do made him want to volunteer his time while he looks for a job. I used to be a lot more judgmental, Moscato said. Ive learned how to be a better person. Mother of three Shanti SuarezCorrea said that Shadron has been a blessing in her life, giving guid ance, groceries and friendship whenever shes needed it. And just like Shadron always says, God has put it on her heart to give this help. It was meant to be. Never feel ashamed to say you need help because God puts the right people in your path, and when you least expect it, Correa said. THIS WEEK in history July 19, 1799 A French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. Called the Rosetta Stone, the artifact held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been dead for nearly 2,000 years. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | P.O. Box 2426 | Winter Park, FL 32790 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2012 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JAndreasson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Sarah Wilson email@example.com Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KPhillips@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Sarah Wilson & Brittni Johnson Kyle Warnke Rebecca Males LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com KReyes@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association & Oviedo/Winter Springs Chambers of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, East Orlando Sun, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Merrilee Crain, Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) ROAD | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE r fnrtbtrr rfntbrfnrtbtrr rf rfntb f For more information about Cindy Shadrons The Forgotten Ones, located at The Vine 98 W Broadway Street in Oviedo, visit www. theforgottenonesinc.org or call 407495-5100. The last Saturday of every month they serve free lunch to the public. They also have an emergency food pantry for those in need. VINE | Owner Cindy Shadron runs a growing thrift store, outreach center in Oviedo C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE said. Nearly all the shop fronts neighboring her business are empty, with tacked up For Lease signs in the windows. She said the thought of traf in it, limits a vital part of what drives people into her shop. You need people driving by, she said. You need people to know youre here. Though without major changes, Kalander is less hope ful for businesses that arent as strong as hers. Lacey said the ways to increase exposure for the existing businesses. He said he is hopeful that as the econo my starts to recover, so will com merce in the Town Center. For residents who frequently travel the roads, Fields said in the coming weeks they should tion as the road is completed. One lane of 434 will be closed midday for a handful of days in July while workers open the me dian for turning access onto the boulevard. We hope the road will ulti Tuskawilla and ultimately facili tate economic development out east from the (Town) Center, Fields said. Ive watched 14 other businesses go out of business over here in the past five years. Kimberly Kalander PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICE Luisa Perez cuts Dean Moscatos hair at The Vine Thrift Stores free lunch event where they also offer free haircuts. Moscato said the nonprot has bettered him.
Page 3 itive. She was educated on her three choices: keeping the baby, giving it up for adoption and abortion. For the third option, following the Centers faith-based program, they educated her on the procedure, but left the rest in her and Gods hands. She came in wanting an abortion, but knowing she wouldnt pay for one, Krazeise said. Instead she thought the crack would kill it. clean set of clothes and literature on her op tions, Gallagher went back to the streets and they prayed for Gallaghers little one every day. Krazeise said she would see Gallagher out the centers windows, still working as her belly grew. Krazeise encouraged Gallagher to clean up her act, but it continued until at six months in, clean and sober, Gallagher was bailed out by a friend on Christmas Eve. And an 18-hour crack-binge later, she ended up in premature labor on Christmas day. Krazeises prayers turned to reality as the little baby girl was born with a clean bill of health, and Gallagher de cided to adopt her out to the couple the Center found and agreed to seek treatment. Andrea encouraged me to change my life, Gallagher said. It is because of her and her colleagues today that I am clean and sober af ter 10 years out there. I couldnt have done it without the Sanford Crisis Pregnancy Center they played the main role in my transforma tion. Serving Oviedo/Winter Springs Stories like Gallaghers, Krazeise said, may not be the norm, but they are the proof of the pow er of the services the Pregnancy Crisis Center She estimates that the Sanford center serves anywhere from 100 to 125 girls a month, with the majority being between the ages of 14 and 24, most age 16 or 17. We try to educate girls on their new real ity, then we have to respect their free will, she said. We have to trust that shes going to make the best decision for her. Krazeise and Cindie Thomas, who will di rect the Oviedo center, point to a map of Or ange and Seminole counties that hangs in the Sanford centers board room as proof as to why they chose Oviedo for their second location. The map has neon circle stickers with happy faces on every pregnancy clinic, and sad faces on every abortion clinic. Theres too many sad faces, Krazeise said. It is an underserved community. ford center, but one with no less of a need for their services. With the college (the University of Central Florida) and all the high schools nearby, we see a large need, Thomas said. From the banner hanging outside the new location, she said, shes already started receiv ing client calls. When the Oviedo location is complete, likely by mid-August, it will house three counseling rooms, a library and an Earn as You Learn store where moms-to-be can shop for supplies for themselves and their baby with credits earned by taking courses at the center. They really have everything they need here, Thomas said. We provide all the ways we can to help them develop and grow. FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas The Seminole Voice and its sister news papers won seven awards against the best in the state at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper awards on Saturday, July 7, in Destin. The Community Media Division of Turnstile Media Group, which in cludes the Voice, Winter Park-Mait land Observer and East Orlando Sun ond and one third place award. sports feature Brittanys game told the story of an autistic Seminole Coun ty girls attempt to win the gold medal at the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens. One judge wrote, This was the entry written with most energy of any in the category. dreamer, chronicling two North adopt a Namibian girl with spina bi family reporting category. One judge wrote, Beautifully written account of come to care about Elizabeth and to rejoice in the happiness shes found. Congratulations to the Commu nity Media team and to the Seminole County community. Thank you for al lowing us to tell your amazing stories! Jenny Andreasson Managing editor Longtime Orlando residents will remem ber Art Grindle best for the TV commer cials that featured him leaping on cars at his Dodge dealership and shouting, I want to sell you a car! When the former Florida legislator and businessman passed away June 10, Semi nole State College of Florida lost one of its most generous benefactors. Those close to Seminole State will re member him for the legacy he left the Col million donation, Seminole State College President Dr. E. Ann McGee said. Art will be remembered for so many things, but our students will remember him because he made their futures pos sible, McGee said. He was a steadfast supporter of Seminole State College for over three decades. From co-founding our Dream Gala in 1984, to the naming of the Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute in 2006, his legacy of helping others will long survive him. The Grindle familys Honors endow ment funds scholarships for honors stu dents, brings national speakers to Semi nole State, funds travel-abroad programs, attend national conferences. Students who complete the Grindle Honors Institute have won some of the largest scholarships available to college transfer students. Seminole State is the only college among 1,200 in the nation to have seven consecutive Jack Kent Cooke Scholars. The JKC scholarship, worth more than $30,000, is considered the most presti gious for two-year graduates. Daniel Leon, a 2011 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar who now attends American University, said Grindle took an interest in mentoring the honors students, often stopping by the Honors Center to visit with them. There was something unique about him, Leon said. With Mr. Grindle, there was an emotional investment in the stu dents. Its something that is also unique about the Honors Program at Seminole State. Seminole County School Board Member band, Bill, were friends with the Grindles for years. Grindle loved meeting the students, He loved to know he was making a Art Grindle was all about. A memorial service for Art and Phyllis Grindle will be held on Friday, July 20, in the Fine Arts Concert Hall on Seminole States Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The Grindle family has established a memorial scholarship for Honors students. Dona tions can be made to the scholarship in care of the Foundation for Seminole State College. Please visit www.seminolestate.edu/ foundation for more information. Honors benefactor Art Grindle passes away PHOTO COURTESY OF SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE Art Grindle mentored Seminole State students. The Oviedo Crisis Pregnancy Center is set to open in late-August or early fall of this year at 441 N. Central Ave. on the corner of Central and Magnolia avenues. For more information about the services that will be offered and to keep updated on its progress, visit SanfordCPC.com and click on Oviedo Crisis Pregnancy Center. Community Media awards To read these award-winning works, visit seminolevoice.com Sports Feature Story, Division B circulation 7,000 to 15,000 First Place The Seminole Voice, Brittanys game, Isaac Babcock Faith and Family Reporting, Division B circulation 7,000 to 15,000 First Place The Seminole Voice, American dreamer, Isaac Babcock Serious Column, Division C circulation under 7,000 First Place Winter ParkMaitland Observer, Living the role of Samson, Louis Roney Sports Feature Story, Division C circulation under 7,000 First Place Winter Park-Maitland Observer, Rollins resurrects a legacy, Isaac Babcock Local Government Reporting, Division A circulation over 15,000 First Place East Orlando Sun, Water tests promised for Bithlo, Megan Stokes Health, Medical and Science Reporting, Division C circulation under 7,000 Second Place Winter-Park Maitland Observer, Photographic memories, Brittni Johnson In-Depth Reporting, Division A circulation over 15,000 Third Place East Orlando Sun, Kid says to be a helmet hero, Megan Stokes CENTER | Directors say Oviedo needs these services C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Voice nabs awards
Page 4 Your Painful, Unsightly Veins can be a thing of the past and NOW TREATED THROUGH INSURANCE! Youll meet with one of our specially-trained practitioners who will provide you with a unique and comprehensive vein treatment plan. Call today for a FREE vein screening! 321-397-0692(Good through July 31, 2012)Most insurances accepted 2830 Casa Aloma Way Winter Park, FL 32792321-397-0692 I hope all had a great Fourth of July and enjoyed all the festivities, as there were cer tainly many in our area Geneva, Altamon te Springs, Winter Springs and Oviedo. I dont know about you, but I managed to visit two of those above. Really had a lot of fun and saw just about everyone I knew at both events. Good news! Monday, June 25, the International Council of Shopping Centers announced this years naming Oviedo Mall in the category of Tra ditional Marketing-Event or Sales Promo tion. Food Truck Wars On Sunday, July 15, Cranes Roost Park is hosting the Food Truck Wars from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite food trucks. Admission is free. A thought Middle age is when your narrow waist and your broad mind change places. Jane Warnock McElyea In the ongoing spirit of supporting our schools, think about supporting Kids House of Seminole in their upcoming school supply drive. Kids House children are the victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect. All to teens on the cusp of adulthood. In lovely Seminole County, which should be a safe haven for everyone, much less chil dren, Kids House helps more than 2,000 children each year. Despite the fact that these children shoulder heavy emotional burdens, they are just like any other students excited to join their friends go ing back to school and conscious of their appearance and self-esteem. self out in stores, walking by the aisles of back-to-school displays. You may be long past having to worry about what size binders, backpacks or boxes of pens to buy. You may barely remember delib erating over the narrow or wide-ruled notebook paper or debating over the composition or spiral notebooks. Stop for a moment and imagine a quiet child who may be overweight or undernourished. They may not have new clothes or a new backpack to start school. While most kids dread the beginning of school for its discipline, homework and structure, these kids face an addi tional set of anxieties. Even the youngest ones know that its the other kids who get new pens and pencils, notebook paper, folders or notebooks. Never mind a protractor, calculator or compass thats halfway cool. The little ones just want to open a new box of crayons to smell the aroma of newborn color, lined up and pointy. Markers, highlighters and colored pencils bring imaginations to life despite the daily hardships of family, fear and emotional stress. Kids House will be collecting school 250 children in a fun pool party event school will be Monday, Aug. 13. Con sider buying supplies, sponsoring a child for $50 or having your own supply drive. For more information, contact events@ kidshouse.org or call 407-324-3036. De liver donated supplies by July 27 to Kids House of Seminole at 5467 N Ronald Reagan Blvd, Sanford FL 32773. Genevas parade winners Thanks to everyone who participated in Genevas wonderful Independence Day celebration. Your beautifully decorated amazing and the judges had a big chal lenge with so many more entries. Congratulations to all the winners! Hopefully we didnt leave anyone out! Best Commercial Float: Todd Gelm and Sons First Prize Theme Float: Friends of the Rural Heritage Center (Education-Skys the Limit) Second Prize Theme Float: Mike Crowthers (Education-873) First Place Youth awards: Dalton Harnsh (Uncle Sam) Best Bicycle: Sophia Billingsley and River Boyd Most Unusual Entry: Rylee Cook St., 131 Ave. C, 340 First St. adorable minis and two horses Best Depiction of Theme: Michelle Tournour Most Original: Erin Fletcher and Em malie Clapp (ketchup and mustard) and Smoke (hot dog). Kudos to the dedicated volunteers, organizations, sponsors and families who planned and executed this event. You did an awesome job handling multiple elements from airplanes to antique cars, horses to homes and all the activities. Taste of Italy fundraiser Help raise funds to purchase a com mercial refrigerator and freezer for the Inasmuch Emergency Food Pantry by and entertainment. Its Saturday, July 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the Geneva Community Center. Cost is $20 for a family of four to CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing jwfoley@att. net TALK T O JANET > Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407221-7002, firstname.lastname@example.org with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800. Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > Support local supply drive Trucks do battle
Page 5 Orlando Health Physician Specialists is excited to announce the arrival of family medicine physician Deborah Lauridsen, MD. Dr. Lauridsen specializes in well woman exams, minor dermatological procedures and management of chronic medical conditions. Serving Oviedo-area patients ages 2 and up, she provides family-oriented care in a location that is convenient and close to home. Same-day appointments are o en available. Dr. Lauridsen joins general surgeon Jon Wiese, MD, and pulmonologist Antonio Rodriguez, MD, both of whom have been caring for patients in Seminole County for over 20 years. Drs. Wiese and Rodriguez are now seeing patients in the Oviedo o ce, as well as their established practices in Longwood. To schedule an appointment with Orlando Health Physician Specialists, please call 321.842.3300.Expanding our family, to better serve yours. Orlando Health Physician Specialists 1000 W. Broadway St., Suite 105-A Oviedo, FL 32765 southseminolehospital.com/oviedo12ORS057 Accepting New Patients 12-ORS-057 SEMINOLE VOICE 7-13.indd 1 7/6/12 2:26 PM Editors note: Tom Carey is sitting on a deserted Southwest Florida beach, enjoying the tranquility of a summer vacation. This is a reprint of his Oct. 25, 1995 Oviedo Voice column titled: The pees and ques of quality lawn care. A recent article in a widely read garden ing magazine about the use of human urine as a fertilizer raised a few chuckles, not to mention a few letters to the editor. The history of spraying the crops is as old as agriculture itself. As noted in F.H. Kings 1911 book, Farmers of Forty Centuries, Chinese farmers would entice travelers in need to make deposits in elaborately decorated roadside privies. These waste products were then greedily applied soils better with pass ing generations. Rice farmers routinely selected a corner of a paddy as a latrine. American homesteaders knew the best place to plant an apple tree was the de pression left at the location of last years outhouse. Using most nitrogen fertilizers in gunpowder formulas, Nazi Germany encouraged citizens to keep Honey Buckets to grow their version of Vic tory Gardens. Contemporary health concerns are paramount, so please note: we are discussing strictly liquid urine from healthy individuals applied to lawns and process of the kidneys has no contagious microorganism functions. Many valuable crop fertility com pounds are found in the golden mists. Nitrogen tops the list, with copious quantities of phosphorous, potassium and calcium readily available. I am sure we do not need to mention the waste and water down the loo, let alone building commensurately huge and smelly treat ment plants not in my backyard. to details are geared more toward the gentlemen of the audience. An article in Permaculture Activist magazine suggests that ladies might use a paper cup as a preliminary collection device. Since its not socially acceptable to drain the mon ster while exposed in a neighborhood, a collection container in the privacy of gallon citrus bottles with a convenient handle are much easier to use than 2 liter soft drink bottles. After a few uses, head the ripe huney bottle to the recycling bin. In the dark of the evening, while the rest of the world is glued to their televi sions watching Roseanne or ALF, saunter out to the backyard with your full jugs and spread the accumulated wealth of golden rain. Rotate between selected pee-trees or weak spots in the lawn. You will probably win your next homeowners association best landscape award! Spraying crops Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at email@example.com WHO IS CAREY > Vogel says farewell to district Oviedo market turns 1 PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICE Cathy Boullosa of Cathys Cajun Cuisine sells some jam to an attendee wearing a Seminole Voice Tshirt at the one-year anniversary of the Oviedo Historical Societys monthly Farmers Market on Saturday. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Outgoing Seminole Superintendent Bill Vogel, left, laughs with incoming Superintendent Walt Grif n at a changeover ceremony at 11:59 p.m. June 30. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for a story about the swap.
Page 6 Like a golfer giddy to play with his new putter, or a painter excit ed to try out a fresh set of brush es, Oviedo Councilman Stephen Schenck is eager to put his new ceramic knife to the test in the kitchen. As he does every morning, Schenck raids his familys fridge and gathers odds and ends he the same way he would when he cooking in college. Only today he ions and fennel instead of the eggs salvaged from the sub shop where his roommate worked. Thats how I really learned to cook it was out of necessity in college, he says. I would, and together and hope for the best. Hes known to measures ingre dients in this and that muchs, barely bothering to stick to a rec But when the cooking gets good like the Duda Professional Taste award-winning Oviedos Own Citrus Ceviche Schenck placed second with in this years this and thats make dishes that much harder to recreate, and hes forced to keep track. At work Schenck has a few members of the City Council who are probably willing to pay him their annual University of Central Florida football tailgates. Ill bring the utensils, what ever he needs as far as the char coal and the barbeque, and hell bring just these amazing Hawai ian chicken sliders or spicy pork youll never know what well get, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere said. Our tailgates are never just hamburgers and hot dogs Schenck doesnt allow that. Persampiere said he doesnt know what Schenck does that makes everything so good, it just always is. I will say that Councilman Schenck has outstanding culinary talent, he said. At home, his wife, Doris, says Schencks knack of putting things together making them good, but not remembering what he put in can make her job frustrating when hes not around. Hell be out at a Council meet ing or something, and the kids will ask me to make something he makes and Ill try, but I never real ly know how he does it. Then the kids will always tell me, Mom, it was good, but she says, trail that she knows theyre right. Luckily Schencks secret cooking code rarely needs to be cracked. On Sundays he takes over the kitchen, preparing home made lunches and some dinners if he wont be around to make them fresh for his family for the week. Hell stake out the kitchen while everyones gone, turn on the Cooking Channel or Food Network and get to work. in chopping, armed with his new knife and a cutting board. In City Hall, business is his aim, but at home, he says, slicing and dicing is his game. Theres noth ing, he says, like a good, sharp knife. When you cut a tomato just right, easily puncturing the skin having it run right through, thats mind. I like to chop its my way of zoning out. Everyone has their thing that they do that helps them tune out from other things, I chop, he said. On this Monday morning he breaks out his new knife to chop up some breakfast. Cooking for himself, repetition and his own palate are his only guides. Its all about what feels right. This mix of garbanzo beans, olives, peppers, fennel, garlic and a last-minute splash of lemon juice you cant forget the acid, he reminds himself thats siz zling on the stove is the same he makes most mornings. Sometimes theres more spice, others less, he jokes, depending on how awake he needs to be that day. Its that time when youre cooking that you can use to think of all the things youre not usu ally thinking about, he said. Its a time where city budgets disap pear, and the stack of papers on his desk down the hall no longer beckon his name. But in the end, his favorite part of cooking, he says, You get to eat! THIS WEEK in human history July 25, 1985 Rock Hudson, Hollywood leading man, announces through a press release that he is suffering from AIDS. Hudson was the first major celebrity to go public with such a diagnosis. IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Councilman Oviedo Councilman and improv chef Stephen Schenck serves up business in the kitchen SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Oviedo City Councilman and improvisational chef Stephen Schenck shows off his culinary skills in his kitchen. Take a stab at his Fish in a Bag recipe below and let us know how it turns out! Submit your own recipes to email@example.com. Happy cooking! For the recipe for Schencks secondplace-nishing Oviedos Own Citrus Ceviche from the Taste of Oviedos Citrus & Celery Cook-Off earlier this year, visit oviedotraditions. org/cookoff/cookoff/Recipes.html. The winning trick is to cut up the ingredients very ne, he says, so you can get a little bit of everything when you take a bite. cooks Chef Schencks Fish in a Bag (serves 4) Ingredients: 4 Tilapia Fillets 1tsp Ginger 2tsp Soy Sauce 1tsp Garlic powder 1 cup asparagus, julienned 1 cup carrots, julienned cup onion diced 4 12x12 pieces parchment paper Olive Oil, or Oil Spray Steps: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Take the four pieces of parchment paper and put one tilapia llet in the center of each. Portion the vegetables and spread on the sh Mix the ginger, soy sauce together and drizzle on sh/vegetables Sprinkle garlic powder on each sh package Drizzle with a little olive oil Holding the two ends of the parchment paper together with the sh in the center, fold the parchment down by inch, and then pinch to crease it tightly. Keep folding down and pinching until you are at the top of the sh/ vegetables Fold the ends, pinching and creasing similarly, than fold the ends under to hold them closed. Place all four bags on a cooking sheet and drizzle the top of each bag with olive oil. Cook for 18-20 minute at 375, remove from oven and place the bag on a plate. Pierce the bag and open to enjoy.
Page 7 Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! A year and a half ago, Joe Cou ceiro founded JC 360 Sports Grille with the idea to create an establishment that didnt ca ter to just one demographic. He wanted a place that could be home to couples and families, not just your traditional sports fans. One of JC 360s newest and most popular events is the car cruise, which occurs every third Friday of the month outside the restaurant from 5 to 9 p.m. The Voice sat down with the Oviedo resident and restaurant owner to learn more about the car cruise and what JC 360 has to offer. Voice: How did JC 360 get started? Couceiro: When we opened up the restaurant I wanted a different feel. I wanted it to have some of the benefits of the sports bar, which includes that we wanted to have TVs everywhere we wanted to surround you with TVs, thats where the 360 in the name comes from. But the difference is I wanted it to be a higherquality establishment. V: Why did you choose Oviedo? C: What I liked about this particular location was the di versity of the clientele. It wasnt where youre only reliant on the college crowd. We have a very diverse crowd here that comes here for different things. We have a Shamrock Poker tour that plays here. Thats a totally different demographic that shows up. We get anywhere between 40 and 70 of those folks well get a much more contemporary crowd on Friday, mostly young adults. Late at night, well have the hospitality crowd; when all the restaurants shut down, their employees come here. V: Are there any plans to expand to other locations? C: Thats somewhere between the back and the front of my mind. We want to make sure we are successful here I would love very much to have one or two other locations in Central Florida. V: Tell us more about the car cruise. C: The whole side parking lot is wall-to-wall with these very nice antique cars, like blowyou-away nice. Some of these cars are obviously 30 or 40 years old, and theyre in mint condi tion Ill tell ya, I was really impressed with them. What you do is you get a lot of these folks who simply want to show up with their cars. They hang out by their cars and they do a little tailgate party Its a mini car show. We use that side parking lot because it doesnt interrupt the traffic of the mall. JC360 mixes grills with grilles at monthly car show KYLE WARNKE The Voice PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE JC360 Sports Grille bartender Jeff Jefcoat, left, shows how he makes one of his colorful ciderbomb drinks. At right, cars set up for the monthly car cruise event. JC 360 Sports Grille is located at 1115 Vidina Place, Oviedo. They are open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday. The car cruise is every third Friday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 407-977-0082, or visit jc360sportsgrille.com Special drink: JC 360 features the ciderbomb, which consists of hard woodchuck cider mixed with your choice of avored vodka. JULY 13 The Seminole State College Planetar ium will host Skies Down Under from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on July 13 and 14. The planetarium is closed July 20, 21, 27 and 28. Visit seminolestate. edu/planet or call 407-708-2360. JULY 14 Learn how to create folded book art, book sculptures or mixed media book art at Altered Book Art Workshop for Adults & Teens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the East Branch Library, 310 Division St., Oviedo. Its free, but registration is re quired. Call 407-665-1560. JULY 20 The Dark Knight Rises is part of the Oviedo Rotary Movie Blockbust er Charity Event. Enjoy a premiere screening with limited seating. The screening takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Oviedo Mall. For tickets and to support local scholar ships, call 407-365-3192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org From 6-10 p.m. every third Friday of the month (July 20) is Parents Night Out at SPARK! Family Enrichment Center, 5965 Red Bug Lake Road. Cost is $25 for the rst child with a $5 sibling discount. Pre-registration is required. Call 407-679-7775. JULY 23 The Artistic Hand Gallery & Stu dio is starting the second summer session of classes for children and adults the week of July 23. The studio is offering Mixed Media for children, which is six weeks long, and The Art of Stained Glass for Teens & Adults, which is eight weeks long. These classes add to other courses in paint ing, drawing and clay sculpture. Call 407-366-7882. From July 23-27, June Powell will run two Summer Theater Camps at the Rural Heritage Center at 101 E. Main St., Geneva. You must pre-register by calling 407-349-5112. The rst week is for ages 5-10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a suggested donation of $50. The second week is for ages 11-18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a suggested donation of $75. Activities include acting, costuming, make-up, set/prop design and construction, music, movement and audition tech niques. All campers should bring their own lunches, snacks and water. AUG. 7 Come to the 29th National Night Out, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, de signed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Genevas will be at Focal Point Nursery (behind Fo cal Point, Geneva General and Strick lands). There will be free school sup plies, free hotdogs and drinks, prize drawings, Drug Take Back (hand in your expired medications, no needles or liquids), and Code Enforcement to answer questions. ONGOING The Oviedo Mall offers childrens ac tivities in the food court from noon to 2 p.m. every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 1. Call 407977-2400 or visit myoviedomall.com The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2-4 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month (Aug. 12 and 26) and is located next to the Community Center on First Street. Admission is free. Visit http://www. usgennet.org/usa//county/seminole/ Geneva Email calendar submissions to jan email@example.com
Page 8 Calendar This year the March of Dimes Central Florida Division will honor nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, by hosting its rst-ever Nurse of the Year awards. Kicking off with nomination process on July 2nd, co-workers, supervisors, and other health professionals can nominate registered nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nursing profession has played a key role in the history and success of the March of Dimes dating back to our founding in 1938. March of Dimes salutes and recognizes nurses in their leadership and service in the health care community The Nurse of the Year awards will be presented in 15 categories during an evening celebration at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Nurses who work in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties who demonstrate excellence in providing care, comfort, and support to patients can be nominated in the following categories: Advance Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certied Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Psychotherapist Clinical / Academic Education Made signicant contributions in clinical nurse education, professional development, and have advanced research, theory generation and the development of nurses at entry level, graduate level and doctoral Community / Mental Health / Ambulatory Care Public health, clinic, ofce and other ambulatory care settings and/ or school health, transplant coordinators, mental health, parish and correctional nursing. Critical Care / Surgical Services Special procedures, Perioperative, Preoperative, Interventional radiology, Day surgery, Catha Lab, OR, PTCA,PACU, OR, NICU, PICU and Endoscopy. Emergency/Trauma Flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, and telephone triage, pediatric ER and ER Hospice / Home Health / Palliative Care Inpatient/ outpatient hospice settings, nursing homes, health care settings, specialty long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and acute rehabilitation Leadership / Executive An entrepreneur, researcher, consultant, CNE, CNO, VP, Administrative Director or Department Director Leadership / Managers Demonstrate exceptional leadership in management in patient care, including general medical/ surgical or specialty unit areas that function in staff leadership roles. Medical / Surgical Nurse who is dependent upon specialty for either category; medical, surgical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, adult and pediatric Pediatric / Adolescent Health Nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, pediatric oncology Quality / Risk and Case Management / Care Coordination Nurse advocate for patient admissions to specialty units/ programs, perform assessments, performance improvement, quality management, risk management, informatics, patient advocate and patient safety Rising Star Nurse who within the rst 2 years of practice exemplify outstanding caring, leadership and professionalism Student Nurse / under graduate Student enrolled in a nursing preparatory program showing great promise Student Nurse / graduate Student enrolled in a graduate nursing program or nurse enrolled in a graduate program in a related discipline (e.g., MPH) showing great promise. To nominate a nurse, visit marchofdimes.com/orida and complete the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is September 4, 2012. After a nomination is received, an application packet will be sent to the nominee for completion. The Selection Committee will review blinded applications and reserve the right to consolidate or change categories without notice. The Nurse of the Year is sponsored by FloridaMD, East Orlando Sun, Seminole Voice, Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Baldwin Park Living Magazine. For additional information on the event, please contact Betty Stuart at 321.274.8615 or firstname.lastname@example.org. JULY 13 Take time for yourself at SPARK! Family Enrichment Center, 5965 Red Bug Lake Road, on the second Friday of the month (July 13) by attending Sip & Sketch Adult Art Class This two-hour class begins at 7 p.m., and the cost is $25. Advance reg istration is required. Call 407-679-7775. JULY 14 Come to Dinner & Movie Night at the Ge neva Bijou around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, if you want to dine on ne pizza. Then enjoy the night of old-fashioned fun at 7 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E. Main St., Geneva. There is a $5 dona tion per person, and $3 donation for kids under 16. Email GenevaHGS@aol.com A community volunteer park cleanup event is planned for Saturday, July 14, at Round Lake Park, from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Volunteers will be working to assist with trash pickup and debris removal. JULY 16 Oviedo City Council meetings take place on the rst and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Oviedo City Hall Council Chambers. Visit cityofo viedo.net to view the agenda. JULY 18 Learn the value of a realistic business plan from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at SBDC at Seminole State College, Atlantic.Net, Suite 3, with speaker Amy Kirkland, CBA, manager of the Small Busi ness Development Center at Seminole State College. Register at http://tinyurl. com/businessplanseminar JULY 19 Enjoy Naked Bottle Wine Tasting from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Art Af fair Gallery on 301 E. First St. in Sanford. A $10 donation is required for the wine tasting. JULY 20 A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 20, to celebrate the life of Art Grin dle a former Florida legislator and busi nessman who was a longtime benefactor of Seminole State College of Florida. It is Friday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Concert Hall on Seminole States Sanford/ Lake Mary Campus. JULY 21 Come to the Basic Oil Technique Work shop with Sarah Barnaby at Art Affair Gal lery, 301 E. First St. in Sanford from 2-5 p.m. on July 21. Cost is $45. Call 407878-2855 or visit us online at ArtAffair Gallery.com or Facebook.com/ArtAffair Gallery Come for a free evening of old-time music every third Saturday (July 21) around 6:30 p.m. at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center. There is bluegrass, old country and some old-fashioned gos pel for you to enjoy. Pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks are for sale at a very modest cost from 6 to 7 p.m. (or until food runs out). JULY 23 Winter Springs City Commission meet ings take place on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Winter Springs City Hall Commission Chambers. Visit wintersprings.org to view the agenda or listen to the meeting online. JULY 25 Discuss benets of the FairTax vs. sev eral at (income) tax proposals. Learn what can be done to inuence the discus sion for the FairTax at the Seminole Co. Sheriffs Annex, 1225 E. Broadway from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. For more information, call 407-949-2959. JULY 27 From 6 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, downtown Sanford hosts the Sanford Art Walk a gallery tour around town. Mingle with the artists as you enjoy live music, food and lots of art. The event is open to the public and admission is free. On July 27, as part of the See What We Feel fundraiser the Art Affair Gallery, lo cated at 301 E. First St. in Sanford, will feature Live Art with the theme Move ments in Art with several painted mod els. Call the gallery at 407-878-2855 or visit us online at www.artaffairgallery. com or at our Facebook page. Visit seminolevoice.com/events/search/ for more details. Send submissions to email@example.com So this is our commitment to you. We will work as diligently to help grow and protect your money as you did earning it. And help create a passionately disciplined plan designed to provide sustainable income for your riveting next chapter. Discover all that we can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. YOU STOP WORKING AT 65. YOUR MONEY STOPS WORKING AT 65. T HIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. YOU STOP W ORKING A T 65. YOUR MONEY STO P S W ORKING A T 65. T H I S COULD B E A P ROB LEM. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-BDMKT-0426 RJA 10/10 Scott R. 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Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 email@example.com JULY 15: Food Truck Wars II at Cranes Roost Park Food Truck Wars II will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Cranes Roost Park/Up town Altamonte in Altamonte Springs. Foodies will have a chance to vote on cuisines from Thai food, sh and chips, BBQ, gourmet cupcakes and more. JULY 21: Free tire collection A tire collection event will be held on Saturday, July 21, and Saturday, Oct. 20. Free tire collection events are held several times a year at the Central Transfer Station and Seminole County Landll. These events offer residential households free disposal of up to 10 tires to alleviate illegal dumping of tires and prevent mosquitoes. Call 407-665-2260. JULY 20: Christmas in July fundraiser Celebrate Christmas this summer with Christian HELPs 5th Annual Christmas in July Celebration from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Metro Life Church in Cas selberry at 910 S. Winter Park Drive. Visit christianhelp.org JULY 14: Ribbon cutting A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Saturday, July 14, at 9 a.m. on the north side of the pedestrian bridge spanning Red Bug Lake Road.
Page 9 ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Notes Winter Springs gets a new commissioner Winter Springs has a new commis sioner on the dais after a split vote put attorney S. Avery Smith in the District 3 seat June 25. The vote to ll the seat came in the wake of the sudden departure of Commissioner Gary Bonner, who had moved out of the city. Eight residents from District 3, which covers the southeast portion of the city largely within the Tuscawilla neighborhood, had applied for the job. Smith, a six-year resident of Win ter Springs, brings her experience as an attorney to the dais. Shell serve the remaining four months of former Commissioner Bonners term. Isaac Babcock Chuluota student makes deans list Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,398 students on the 2012 spring semester deans list. Donald King, a justice studies major from Chuluota, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. Local students graduate from Eckerd College Two local residents were among the 540 students who graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg on May 20. Amy DeBevoise is a creative writing major with high honors and a resident of Winter Springs. Richard Hayward is a creative writing major and a resident of Oviedo. Winter Springs cops host citizen seminars The Winter Springs Police Depart ment will be holding a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 4 and running through Nov. 6. The academy will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winter Springs Police Department. Attendance is limited to the rst 25 who apply. Visit http://bit. ly/MhGXYS to download an applica tion. Call 407-327-7551. Free summer meals Seminole County Public Schools is proud to take part in the Sum mer Food Service Program, serving free meals to children aged 18 and younger. A map is online at tinyurl. com/SFSPmap or call 407-320-0226. Book Bus visits Seminole The Big Red Book Bus will be travel ing around Seminole County weekly during the summer. Visit letsread. scps.k12..us for the bus schedule. Be part of the festival The 5th Annual Winter Springs Festi val of the Arts is calling for artists. The application deadline is July 28. Visit wsfota.org Oviedo Commerce Center leases new land NAI Realvest recently negotiated a lease renewal agreement and a new lease totaling 9,385 square feet of industrial space at the Oviedo Com merce Center, 2460 West State Road 426. The new tenant, Oviedo-based Bill Ault Systems Inc., leased 6,526 square feet, and Going Green Servic es renewed its lease of 2,859 square feet. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Aquatic-themed playground surfaces in Oviedo Mall Oviedo Mall will install a brand new childrens play area in the food court this coming August. The indoor play area is being constructed by Playtime Creations based out of Colorado and is expected to be installed by mid-August. The area will have an aquatic theme and span 600 square feet along the curved wall approaching the south entrance in the food court. The mall is seeking sponsorships for the new play area. Con tact Sara Steffes, marketing manager, at steffess@urban retail.com Robotics team takes third Four Seminole County high school graduates took third in an international robotics competition. Kieran Wilson and Evan Ter ry, Seminole High School graduates this year, and Sam Knight and Michael Ikegami, Geneva School graduates this year, of team Tachyon Robotics, worked on their underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for more than 100 hours over the past year. The team won third place by completing specic tasks under water at the MATE ROV Competition at the Orlando YMCA from June 21-23. All the expertise and experience they learned through those 100 hours were put to work on competition day. Every team gets two runs, and the best was taken for scoring. On their rst run, a motor stopped working during their test. It took up 12 of their 15 minutes of run time, but the team was able to x it and get it underwater. Luckily, their second race went smoothly. All four students are heading to college to study engineering in the fall and said this experience has given them a head start in their eld. Pictured from left are Sam Knight, Kieran Wilson and Evan Terry, with Michael Ikegami standing in background. For more information, visit www.materover.org Brittni Johnson Oviedo ventriloquist performs at convention Oviedo-based ventriloquist Jacki Manna was selected to perform at the 36th Annual Vent Haven Con vention in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., which takes place July 18-21. Each year more than 400 ventriloquists from all over the world gather to at tend workshops, lectures and performances by top professionals. Manna was chosen because of her broad experience and dedica tion to the art. She shares this honor with Comedy Central star Jeff Dunham among others. Mannas act will be a tribute to mentor and radio/TV star Howie Olson by performing with Olsons 102-year-old puppet Cowboy Eddie. Visit her website at www.JackiManna.com
Page 10 THIS WEEK in sports history July 14, 1967 Third baseman Eddie Mathews hits the 500th home run of his career. Mathews became the first third baseman to reach the home run plateau, and he held the mark for most homers at his position for two decades, until Mike Schmidt of the Phillies surpassed him. Mathews finished with 511 home runs. Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the an swers to these questions. r fntbb ff fr n rf n n CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. winning ways, but a doubleheader sweep will help. The River Rats beat the league-basement-dwelling Orlando Freedom twice in two bi zarre slugfests on July 10 to nab season. Now all they have to do is keep up with the streaking Dia mond Dawgs. The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are in a tie for the league lead after leaping two spots on the ladder thanks to a seven-game winning streak. And some of those wins have been nail-biters, with the Dawgs just squeaking by on a run or two lead. But in all of those games, the Dawgs have found something theyve struggled with throughout the season consistent run pro duction. The Dawgs have averaged nearly nine runs per game over the course of their season-saving streak, which has put them in a tie with the Leesburg Lightning at the top of the Florida Collegiate Sum mer League. getting their groove back is heavy hitter Michael Danner somewhat losing his own, falling below .400 his .398 batting average still leads the league by a wide margin, and his third long ball of the season yard. Meanwhile the Dawgs top had his ludicrous 0.00 ERA end, the season after 22 innings pitched, he remains the leagues best at 0.41. The Dawgs played the Rats at press time Wednesday, and hit the road for DeLand at 7 p.m. Thurs day and Orlando at 7 p.m. Friday, but theyll return home against Sanford at 7 p.m. Saturday to play the River Rats again. Before that, the Rats will host the Freedom on Thursday and Friday, both games starting at 7 p.m. Rats, Dawgs nd a streak ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE VOICE Edwin Medina had two hits, two runs and an RBI in the Dawgs win over Leesburg. Fantastic 4th TOP PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES, ABOVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK Geneva Marching Band, above, was showcased in the Fourth of July Pa rade in Geneva. At top, Jake & Elwood Blues Revue perform at Oviedo Mall.
Page 11 THIS WEEK in political history July 23, 1976 Members of the American Legion arrive in Philadelphia to celebrate the bicentennial of U.S. independence. Soon after returning home, many began suffering from a mysterious form of pneumonia, which would become known as Legionnaires disease. The final tally was 221 cases, including 34 deaths. Heres how kids at the Geneva Parade & Festival celebrated Fourth of July this year. Were going to GranMeres (grand mas) to eat lunch and well have fun in the pool. Later on well eat hamburg ers and hotdogs and homemade ice cream. Well watch fireworks. Grant G. 8 years old After the parade were going to swim in the pool at our house, then later on were going to Oviedo Mall to see the fireworks. I really like the parade with the cars and their wacky decorations. Isabel C. 9 years old Were watching the parade today and fireworks tonight at the Oviedo Mall. I like the different colors of the fireworks and the smoke bombs. Its great when they throw the candy at the parade. Logan D. 11 years old This is my second time at a Fourth of July parade. Later today were going to a Disney hotel and well watch the fire works tonight. There is red, white and blue everywhere. Austin E. 7 years old Were going swimming later I would like to swim every day. There is so much to do here in Florida. This is my first time at this parade. I already had a hot dog today with mustard and ketchup. Adyn E. 6 years old Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Please send questions about employment by fax 407-260-2949 sandi@ christianhelp.org or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK T O SANDI > EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Every once in a while I get the opportu nity to review a book or a product and share the results with you. As I have been interviewing for the AmeriCorps VISTA program, I have shared some of the highlights and frustrations of receiv ing so many applications. I am pleased people who I believe will be great addi tions to our team. Suzanne Kleinberg has written a book about millennials and their quest to get a job. The title of the book made me smile. Its Playstation to Workstation: A Career Guide for Generation Text Surviving in a Baby Boomer World. The book is a true how-to manual for people coming out of school and into the job world. Throughout the book, there are re sume examples, cover letter suggestions and questionnaires to help with deter love, loved page 204 and 206 with do and dont even think about it sugges tions for interview attire. The reality is that many people show up in the dont even think about it attire. My daughter told me that people wore tank tops and shorts for interviews at Sea World. They were probably so excited when she came in the door professionally dressed! At the end of the book, Kleinberg spends time talking about working abroad, volunteering and common as sumptions about choosing a career. I think this is a must-read workbook for high school and college graduates. your job search and help you to look at your career path through the eyes of an interviewer. Thumbs up! This is for you, Generation Text We have been helping business taxpay ers with their IRS tax problems for a very long time. One of the worst tax violations we encounter is the failure of an employer to remit payroll taxes it has withheld from its employees pay. But despite its gravity, it is one of the most frequent tax problems we encounter. Payroll tax delinquencies are treated harshly The IRS is required by law to give held by their employers whether or not such taxes were remitted to the govern ment. Consequently, when an employer fails to turn over withheld taxes, the IRS loses money. The IRS doesnt like to lose money. Withheld taxes are held in trust for the government The payroll taxes an employer holds back from an employee (called the Trust Fund) never belong to the employer, but rather are held in a constructive trust for the federal government. Thus, every ciary is the United States. As a trustee, the report and turn over all withheld taxes. If you dont do it, it is considered by the feds to be theft of government funds and the IRS may refer the case to its crimi nal investigation division. Installment payment plans for in-business taxpayers Employers who are behind in their pay roll tax deposits can count on immediate and aggressive collection action by the IRS. There is good reason for this: The IRS is concerned that a delinquent payroll tax employer who is still in business will continue to use the Trust Fund for its own purposes. The IRS calls this pyramiding and will shut your business down if you continue to do it, or if it has a reasonable belief that you will continue to do it. Fortunately, there is a solution. If the business can show that it has corrected the problem and is now keeping current with its payroll tax deposits, and can it to remain current and make payments on the unpaid payroll taxes (plus penal ties and interest), the IRS will consider an Installment Payment Agreement. The trust fund penalty But there is more bad news. The IRS is empowered to assess a penalty against in dividuals working for the company who are deemed responsible for the failure of the business to remit payroll taxes. This penalty is called the Trust Fund Penalty the portion of the payroll taxes that was withheld from employees pay and held in trust for the government. For example, if you paid an employee annual gross wages of $50,000 and withheld $10,000 in federal income taxes and $3,825 (7.65% x $50,000) in FICA and Medicaid taxes, the Trust Fund penalty is $13,825. The Trust Fund Penalty may be as sessed against more than one individual, and the IRS often assesses it against people within the organization who were Advice: Seek professional advice Before you attempt to deal with the IRS yourself, we strongly recommend that you consult with a tax attorney or CPA experienced in dealing with these matters. The early involvement of a tax profession al will usually allow you to avoid criminal prosecution, remain in business and get more favorable repayment terms. Peter Pappas is a tax attorney and Certied Public Accountant. He and his Baldwin Park rm, The Pappas Group, have been assisting both federal and state taxpayers with their tax problems for more than 25 years. For more information, call Peter at 408-648-2555, email him at ppappas@ pappaslaw.com or visit PappasTax.com IRS aggressively pursues business owners who fail to remit payroll taxes PETER PAPPAS Guest Writer Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Have an opinion? King Features Weekly ServiceJuly 9, 2012
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