1 Community For the latest activities, events and classes, see... Page B-4 Lifestyles Lifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews Ultimate Gangsters collections on Bluray... Page B-1 Sports St. Cloud s Cory Aun is county s Coach of the Year... Page A-7 Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL 117TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION 50 CENTS MAY 18, 2013 Local Board changes zoning for equine research program The Board of County Commissioners has approved a change in zoning designation of a 155-acre plot of land at Ralph Chisholm Regional Park in St. Cloud, in order to enable the construction of buildings and other structures needed for an equine research and rehabilitation program. See page A-2 St. Cloud St. Cloud Fire Rescue to hold bike rodeo St. Cloud Fire Rescue will host a bike rodeo Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fire Station 31 (900 Minnesota Ave.) for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. See page A-3 What grade would you currently give the Obama administration? A B C D F Vote at osceola.com Results from the May 11 Question of the week: Do you think County School Board Member Jay Wheeler should step down as chairman? Yes, he is a disruption. 85.5% No, he is a good School Board member. 10.9% I m not sure. 1.8% I don t have an opinion. 1.8% Index Page A4, Editorial Page A7, Sports Page B4, Community Page B1, Lifestyles Page A2, Local news Page C1, Classified Page C3, Legals Page B6, Obituaries Kissimmee fire Lt. killed in crash By Brian McBride Editor A Kissimmee Fire Department lieutenant driving a motorcycle was killed on Parkway Thursday, after a St. Cloud woman in an SUV failed to stop for a red light and crashed into him, witnesses said. Lt. William Manning, a longtime department employee, was pronounced dead at Celebration Health after the crash occurred at about 7:50 a.m. Now, the Kissimmee Fire Department family is mourning the loss of one of their dedicated employees. By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Florida Hospital Kissimmee is growing with the community through the construction of a new emergency room wing, bringing 29 new beds, new technology and patient comforts. The ground-breaking ceremony to start construction occurred on Wednesday, with hospital administration, physicians and community leaders unearthing the first shovelfuls of dirt. Plans for the new wing have been in the works for a This is a very tragic day for the Kissimmee Fire Department and the Manning family, said Acting Fire Chief Jeremy Donovan. Lieutenant Manning s pride and ownership in the fire service was second to none. His dedication to the department and the safety of the citizens of Kissimmee will greatly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Manning, 39, of Kissimmee, was on his 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle at a traffic light on an year. Working with emergency department staff, hospital administrators and developers, the plans address three key concerns for the Florida Hospital ER: bringing more comfort to patients in pain, more directly addressing the needs of children patients and their families and bringing in more equipment as well as the room to use them. We ll just have more room and access to more equipment that we need, and be able to spread it out. So, we re not moving around the ED looking and hunting and gathering, and Manning wasting steps, said Dr. Ketan Pandya, medical director of the Florida Hospital emergency department in Kissimmee. By July of next year, the emergency department will be 22,560 square feet and hold 35 beds, with three for fast track (patients with urgent conditions that can be treated quickly), two for trauma, as well as three rooms for pediatric care. The new wing also will include a children s waiting room, technology for stroke and heart attack victims and more computers to access patient records. exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 4 and was waiting to continue onto Parkway. Meanwhile, Maria Rosado, 44, of St. Cloud, was driving a 2007 Chrysler SUV westbound on the parkway in the right lane. According to several witnesses, Rosado failed to stop for the traffic light that was turning red at the intersection, patrol reports stated. Manning entered the intersection and was hit by the SUV. He was ejected off the motorcycle and hit a guardrail. He was transported to Celebration Health, where he was Florida Hospital expanding emergency room News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan A ground-breaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning to celebrate the expansion of the Florida Hospital Kissimmee s emergency department. Participating in the symbolic moving of dirt were, from left, Dr. Katan Pandya, Monica Reid, Lars Houmann, Patsy Heffner, Ivan Omana, Jeff Villanueva and Jim Swan. Will the Astros continue to play ball in Kissimmee? By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Spring training in Kissimmee could look a whole lot different in 2015 than it did when the Houston Astros broke camp at the start of this past April. County Stadium and the land surrounding it could either play host to two teams, welcome just one team to Kissimmee or be a former March baseball site like Winter Haven. The picture could become clearer on May 30, when county staff will hold a workshop to talk about ongoing spring training-related projects. The Astros, who have called Kissimmee their spring home since 1985, will see their lease end at County Stadium in According to County Commission Chairman Frank Attkisson, whose district 4 includes the stadium and Heritage Park, the county has already made attempts to open lines of communication to begin the process of renegotiating an extension or a new lease, but the Astros have yet to answer. We are more than willing, if the Astros want to talk to us, he said. But we haven t heard the same from them yet. Attkisson said the area See Astros, page A-5 Plans for the new wing came from the increased use of the hospital s ER in the community. Florida Hospital Kissimmee currently treats 43,000 patients in the ER every year, with the number of patients projected to reach more than 50,000 in the next five years. Among those 43,000 patients, 20 percent are under the age of 18, which prompted to include pediatric exam rooms and a children s waiting room. Kids are more prone to the anxiety factor, so we want See Hospital, page A-5 No cause for alarm with Judge property, county says By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The acquisition and the development of the Judge Farms property, a countyowned parcel across U.S. Highway 192 from Heritage Park, were hot topics of discussion in 2012 among county staff and the Board of County Commissioners. Talks have cooled of late, but staffers say that is not cause for any alarm. Talks have stalled on bringing a proposed international commerce center, to be built on 94 of the Judge Farms 165 acres. County Manager Don Fisher reported that Beijing Construction Engineering Group, the Chinese owner of the Dallas-based American subsidiary proposed to develop the center, has postponed making planned international investments in the short term. They are having a difficult time maintaining their workforce in their own country, he said. That may or may not be tied to that. Fisher said county will come before the board by July 18 to act on the contract, which gives staff another two months to explore any other business opportunities that are available. See Judge, page A-3 pronounced dead. Rosado suffered minor injuries. Manning was not on duty at the time of the incident. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. Manning began his career with the Kissimmee Fire Department on Aug. 25, 2001, and was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant in September of 2012, a city of Kissimmee press release stated. He was an active member of not only the Kissimmee Fire Department, but also a member of Florida Task See Lieutenant, page A-2 Police news crime reports drop, FDLE stats show By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The news for County was almost flawless, when the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday released its 2012 Annual Uniform Crime Report. In, 701 fewer crime reports were filed in 2012 (10,588) than in 2011 (11.289), representing a 6.2 percent drop. The biggest decreases countywide were in robbery reports (227 to 209), motor vehicle theft (439 to 367), aggravated assaults (1,290 to 1,166) and larcenies (6,490 to 5,692). Total reports by the County Sheriff s Office and Kissimmee Police Department were down 7.8 and 7.1 percent, respectively. The St. Cloud Police Department, however, saw a 6.2 increase in reports from 2011 to The county saw 31 percent of cases cleared in 2012, down from 32.9 percent in The Sheriff s Office (34.2) reported a higher rate than St. Cloud (30.2) and Kissimmee (26.3). Overall, the crime rate per 100,000 residents (3,769.8) represented an 8.5 percent decrease year over year. Statewide, Gov. Rick Scott reported Florida s crime rate dropped 6.5 percent compared to The total number of crimes fell 5.7 percent from last year, which translates into 43,536 fewer crimes in The number of violent crimes was down 4.3 percent or 4,218 fewer crimes reported. It is because of the hard work of Florida s law enforcement community that we can celebrate today s great news about Florida s crime rate, Scott said. Having a low crime rate is important to my goal of creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families, and making our state the best state in the nation to live, work or raise a family. Attorney General Pam See Police, page A-2
2 Page A2, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 Board changes zoning for equine research program By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Board of County Commissioners has approved a change in zoning designation of a 155-acre plot of land at Ralph Chisholm Regional Park in St. Cloud, in order to enable the construction of buildings and other structures needed for an equine research and rehabilitation program. In April, the board approved an operating agreement with the University of Central Florida School of Medicine and Heavenly Hoofs, LLC. As part of the program, which include accredited equine therapy programs for children with disabilities and members of the armed forces rehabilitating injuries sustained in service, new equestrian trials will be built. The zoning ordinance was recently approved by a 4-1 vote with commissioner Mike Harford dissenting; he also voted against the lease approval last month because he felt the agreement between UCF, Heavenly Hoofs and the county wasn t the best that could get hammered out. Residents who live in the area were concerned what other uses and types of construction could go on the land after the zoning designation from agricultural development to institutional was approved. While the new designation allows things like utility substations and plants, pet rescues and correctional and education facilities, chairman Frank Attkisson eased fears about anything unwanted. There are no plans for that land other than what we re talking about, he said. When another resident was concerned that the lease would closes off Chisholm Park and its facilities paid for with public funds, Deputy County Manager Beth Knight said that wouldn t happen, either. The public will always have access to the park s riding trails and facilities, she said, noting that a covered riding arena that will be built as part of the operating agreement will also be available in the evenings, on weekends and during holidays. Commissioner Fred Hawkins, whose district 5 includes Chisholm Park, said Heavenly Hoofs would just be the operator of the facility and not the owner. UCF selected Heavenly Hoofs to operate this, not this board, he said. Room nights up, tourism shining In other business, Experience Kissimmee Executive Director Maccini delivered her agency s quarterly update, and brought overwhelmingly good news. Tourist Development Tax collections totaled $4.5 million in March, an 11.4 percent year-over-year increase; the agency forecasted a 5 percent increase in its budget. Most sectors surpassed goals for room nights in the quarter ended March 31, including domestic leisure (102 percent of goal), international (107), meetings (287) and sports and events (247), a figure that didn t even take into consideration April s Quidditch World Cup, which Maccini said also gave the agency s social media outposts a positive bump. No expressway reform County planner Tiffany Homler provided an update on local initiatives taken to Tallahassee for during the recent legislative session. She reported that the county received $300,000 for help fund the startup of a mental health triage center, but of bigger impact was that the proposed Central Florida Expressway Authority, which would have merged local boards like the County Expressway Authority into a regional board, failed to launch. The concern was that a regional board would undo much of the work locally to plan, fund and build County toll roads like the Poinciana Parkway and the proposed Southport Connector to Florida s Turnpike. Proudly serving County since Experts in home financing. HARP Refinances FHA VA USDA Police Continued from Page A-1 Bondi noted the decrease in crime in directly reflects the work of law enforcement officers and prosecutors. With this steady decline in our crime rate for the forty-second consecutive year, I am hopeful that we will see across-the-board declines, specifically in the number of reported domestic violence homicides and sex-related crimes, she said. St. Cloud man arrested in child porn possession case County Sheriff s detectives arrested a St. Cloud man for having at least eight child pornographic movies depicting children under the age of 12 on his home computers. Matthew Lyndon Johnson, 48, was Lyndon arrested on Tuesday and charged with those eight counts of possession of child pornography, Lieutenant Continued from Page A-1 Force 4, which is Central Florida s Urban Search and Rescue Team. He also was an instructor at the Central Florida Fire Academy and taught current and future firefighters all over the state. Prior to his years with KFD, Manning served in fire service for the Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged. It was 13 years, but it seemed he was with us for 25, Donovan said. He specifically possessing with intent to promote any photograph or movie that includes sexual conduct by a child, Sheriff s Office spokesperson Twis Lizasuain said. The report said an investigation began in July of 2012, when deputies located several computers in the Central Florida area that advertised child pornography. Detectives identified Johnson as one of the subscribers to this program. He was accessing child pornographic movies and photos at his residence at 4223 Natchez Trace Drive. In February, detectives obtained a search warrant for this address. They took into evidence multiple computers and electronic devices. During a search of the residence, detectives interviewed Johnson who cooperated with the investigation. On Tuesday, detectives obtained a felony warrant for Johnson s arrest. He was located at his home and booked into the County Jail, where he is being held on $26,750 bond. taught firefighters and he loved the job. His hobbies were around fire services. He had lots of tattoos and every one had something to do with the service. When you think of the kind of guy he was, this is just gutwrenching, shocking. Donovan said that plans will be coming together soon for a service memorial, with full honors. Manning is survived by his wife, siblings and mother. Anita Miller Cassie Fiorelli Barbara Bowling Lori Smith Harry Urban Howard Chanin Call Today! 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3 S.Orange Blossom Trail St. Cloud Fire Rescue to host bike rodeo Submitted Photo St. Cloud Fire Rescue will host a bike rodeo Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fire Station 31 (900 Minnesota Ave.) Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 Judge Continued from Page A-1 The Compass Trade Center Project, as it was called in county documents, was projected to create 12,526 jobs and $500 million in labor income, generate $18.2 million in state and local sales taxes and bring in $1.1 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues. Fully built out, the $1.2 billion capital investment, provided wholly by the company s investors, had a potential yield of $1.4 billion in annual economic impact, according to a UCF study, all while remaining public, tax-generating land. Space for business-tobusiness commerce was expected to be the core of the development, which also was to include direct retail space for shoppers. In December, when the plan took shape, the Compass Project was actually one of two projects the county received letters of interest for the phase II portion of the Judge Farm land. The other was called a megacenter by Fisher, with retail and restaurant locations that would provide a $150 million local investment. This plan came after the board heard, and nearly approved, a plan from the United States Specialty Sports Association, which has its national headquarters across the street at County Stadium, to build a $23 million ballfield complex on phase I of the land. USSSA s proposal would turn that complex, if and when built, over to the county after an initial lease, taking it off the property tax rolls. Fisher said that plan is no longer being pursued, citing a mutual decision to pursue other options, he said. On Monday, the county added to its holdings at the Judge Farm property, exercising an option to purchase an adjacent tract of 231 acres, for a little more than $4 million. The county will enter an interlocal agreement with Toho Water Authority, as the motive is to better manage stormwater storage and clean water reclamation. Fisher said buying the land is a cost-saving measure to accomplish all that. Without this adjacent property, the county would have to build a berm to contain stormwater runoff, Contact Ken Jackson at or by at gazette.com. St. Cloud Fire Rescue will host a bike rodeo Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fire Station 31 (900 Minnesota Ave.) for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The purpose of the rodeo is to help children learn cycling safety techniques. Children will go through a bicycle course geared toward recognition of street signs and will learn the proper techniques in yielding to cars, bicycle stability, proper helmet sizing and other The Silver Spurs Rodeo is opening the doors to all military personnel for two nights of entertainment during the 131st Silver Spurs Rodeo of Champions in Kissimmee. Military personnel can present their official military identification to the Silver Spurs Box Office bicycle safety tips. During this event, children can have their bicycles inspected and they can learn safety techniques while riding their bicycles through a bicycle course, said Fire Rescue Emergency Medical Services Chief Lisa Thompson. The children just need to bring their bikes and be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. The first 50 children arriving at the bike rodeo will receive a free water bottle and free bike helmets will be given out while supplies last. During the rodeo, St. Cloud Police Department will be registering city residents bicycles and providing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) kits to parents while supplies last. The County Sheriff s Office will have a 911 booth set up and AAA will be providing goody bags while supplies last. 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4 Page A4, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 OPINION Guest columnist A message to 2013 college graduates Wear sunscreen was the advice to of Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich to the class of 97. She also told new graduates to sing, floss, remember compliments and don t be reckless with other people s hearts. It was good advice, charmingly told. But this is not the commencement address I would give to the class of 13. They are graduating into a less carefree world. For them, a college degree is not a guaranteed ticket to upward mobility or even, for that matter, middle-class stability. Premature aging from overexposure to the sun may be the least of their worries. In light of this, here is my advice: Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 13, I want you to remember two things about what I am about to say: First, politics is everything. It will determine the course of your life as much as will your choice of work and whom you marry. I know this sounds cliche, but if you don t vote, you are ceding decisions about your personal future to someone else. Second, vote for politicians who are empathetic. A leader has to be able to put himself in someone else s shoes to understand their struggles. If he can t, don t vote for him. He won t care about you either. When I say that politics is everything, look at the impact of governance on the fortunes of people in the 20th and 21st centuries. The stark examples of East and West Germany, and North and South Korea, represent the perfect social experiment. Here, a people with the same culture and work ethic were divided and subject to different political and economic systems. One side thrived and one didn t. That says a lot about the power of democracy and the free market to unleash human potential. But the analysis doesn t stop there. When you compare the lives of average Americans to those of people in Norway, the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden, we come up well short, with more economic insecurity, destabilizing inequality and less work-life balance. Travel if you can and see for yourself. The best government turns out to be one that marries a free market with a solid social safety net think universal health care and low-cost university education as well as strong regulations to protect workers and the environment. That s why politics is everything. Do you think the reason there are no Bangladeshitype garment factories in the United States is because Walmart and the Gap have a moral compunction against exploiting American workers with a $37 a month minimum wage and rickety, fire-trap factories? Of course not. It s because our government protects us from this kind of life. But it hasn t done nearly enough. We are the only advanced nation that doesn t guarantee employees paid sick leave or vacation time. The Dutch enjoy 20 days of paid annual leave. For the Norwegians and Swedish it s 25 days. We have none because we elect too many politicians who have no empathy. They get vacation and sick time; why should they care if some hard-working restaurant server doesn t? Want to know what an antitax politician really is? Someone who will vote against support for public schools, parks and infrastructure, and who will privatize Medicare and Social Security. Want to know what a politician who says he opposes regulation is really against? A clean environment, controls on Wall Street and giving workers safe conditions, living wages and the right to organize. It s depressing, I know, but remember the power of your vote. You can keep these politicians out of office. You can tell billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch and plutocrats like them that no matter how many hundreds of millions they spend to get you to vote for politicians who will cut their taxes and let them pollute, they can forget it, you are not that gullible. You can choose leaders who will stand with average Americans over the rich. It will change America for the better if you do. Oh, and when you go outside, it s probably a good idea to put on some sunscreen. NEWS-GAZETTE Year 117 No. 44 Publisher/Ad Director M KIRK Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor RICK PEDONE Lifestyles Editor PETER COVINO Chief Photographer ANDREW SULLIVAN Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Production Manager STEVE KRAUS Accounting Manager LOUISE MCCLEAN Staff Writer KEN JACKSON Robyn Blumner Tampa Bay Times (USPS Number ) (ISSN ) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year, by Sun Publications of Florida, a division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to: News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL Call Fax at The News-Gazette is on the World Wide Web at: www. aroundosceola.com. Sun Publications of Florida cannot be held responsible for advertising claims. We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue any advertising, and to edit editorial content. All materials in these publications are copyrighted. Publisher will not be liable for any errors in advertising to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error, and accepts responsibility only for an error in the fi rst week s issue. Editorial missed key points To the Editor: Your editorial in the Saturday, May 11, edition of this newspaper missed several key points regarding the County School Board. Since becoming School Board chairman, I have intentionally done what I can to keep things settled and quiet moving in the right direction to the focus on student achievement. The primary job of any elected school board member is to improve public education; no statute on the books might say that. Despite that, improving public education is job number one. The good news is that Superintendent Melba Luciano, Board Members Kelvin Soto, and Tim Weisheyer clearly understand this and truly want to see the School District improve more than anything else. Recently, the Florida Department of Education was in wasting everyone s time. They were here investigating closed investigations done by County School District staff, what a waste of everyone s time. This is the same agency that botched over 120 school grades last year. They also screwed up FCAT writing scores. This is the agency that sets education policy. Knowing that it only makes sense that they d have enough sense to change the metrics on how high school letter grades are calculated to include a greater emphasis on career and technical education, due to the fact that less than 50 percent of students statewide attend college. No they did not make that change; it took the Florida state legislature to pass a new bill this year to make that change. In an era of electronic communication and data transfer, they can t even get us back our previous year s high school results until December. This is the same data they require our high schools to use for the basis of a report they require to be completed and in to them in October. Based on all of this and the fact that they have abdicated their role to Pearson which is the firm that administers the FCAT, I called the Department of Education incompetent. They need to get their act together without meddling in the School District. Strong leaders are expected to and should take strong positions and need to communicate those positions. As a result of my comments about the Department of Education, in a coordinated effort, School Board Members Tom Long and Barbara Horn said at the May 7, 2013, School Board meeting that I should step down as chairman. Oddly, this is reminiscent of other coordinated attacks that both Horn and Long have participated in since being elected in 2010, and I have had a front row seat for all of it. They did the same to former Superintendent Mike Grego in 2011, and Terry Andrews in In 2011 and 2012, they had their Board Chairman Cindy Hartig to coordinate attacks with. Mike Grego, and Terry Andrews are good company to in. They are both very good men who were treated very badly by board members. I was proud to stand up for both of them, and will always stand up for what I believe in. Being attacked by Tom Long and Barbara Horn at a School Board meeting is nothing new for me. Frankly, since becoming chairman last year, I am surprised it has taken them this long. Tearing down the School District and making poor decisions is unfortunately something they have both shown to be very adept at. Since 2010, they are now on their Your view third superintendent. Deputy superintendents, principals, directors and assistant superintendents have left in record numbers since Long and Horn took office in In 2010, Tom Long nominated Cindy Hartig to be board chair. In 2011, Barbara Horn nominated Cindy Hartig to be board chair. I pointed out at a board meeting that Ms. Hartig intentionally misled the media about how we met class size compliance. They sat idly and said nothing when facts were presented to the entire board showing we all had evidence from the state that the School District should be commended for how well we handled class size. Tom Long intentionally blocks the s of a constituent who has children attending our schools. This constituent was one of Tom Long s appointees to the superintendent search committee set up by the board when searching for a replacement for Dr. Grego. That constituent also realized it was a scam search and was asking questions Tom Long did not want asked. His answer was to block his s. Since being elected in 2002, I have never blocked anyone s phone or s. The idea of blocking communication from a constituent strikes me as un-american. Personally, I have taken it upon myself to become as expert as possible about K-12 public education. To that end, I have mentored at both Kissimmee Middle School and High School. I have tutored at Celebration High School. Nine other county school districts have recognized my leadership and currently serve them as chairman of the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition with a unanimous vote. In collaboration with School Board members from Orange, Brevard and Lake counties, I have served on an FCAT accountability task force. My focus has been and will continue to be to improve our schools. That is why I have been so adamant about upgrading technology in our schools to prepare our students for digital education. Other successes that I have pushed for are, school uniforms, which has cut gang activity in our schools by over 85 percent since first implemented in We now have two high school IB programs and a middle school IB program. We have more than 20 schools with a gifted program in place, when I was first elected we only had two. Our high school graduation rate is up more than 15 percent since I have served on the school board. This past year we celebrated 24 A schools, up from only one when I was first elected. These are the kind of endeavors worthy of a school board member s time and energy. I am passionate, ambitious and selfish about the School District students and staff. My only goal is to make us the best at everything, and give kids big dreams. Instead, Tom Long has made it his mission to continually build a case against me since getting elected, many times portraying himself as the victim of unfair treatment from me. To bad he does not expend the same effort to find new ways to excite students about going to school. If he would use his energy toward increasing graduation rates, math scores, reading scores and decrease dropout rates that would be a much better use of his time. Instead, he chooses to squander his time on the School Board and waste staff s time with his continuous kangaroo court antics focused mostly on me at school board meetings. Jay Wheeler Chairman, County School Board Submit letters to the editor to News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is letters to No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. All letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writer s phone number. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at at Their view What was the IRS thinking? Well, this is a fine mess. After years of moaning about various conspiracies against them, conservative activists finally have a real (i.e., not manufactured by Fox or inflated by Limbaugh) piece of evidence to take before the court of public opinion. Meaning, of course, last week s revelation that the Internal Revenue Service has been giving extra scrutiny to groups with the words tea party or patriot in their names. Extra scrutiny from the IRS is about as welcome as extra scrutiny from the proctologist, so one can hardly blame conservative groups for complaining, as they ve done since last year. Unfortunately, those complaints got no traction until Friday, when the IRS admitted the practice. Lois Lerner, director of the IRS division in charge of tax exemption, was speaking at an American Bar Association conference in response to a question about whether Leonard Pitts Tribune Media the conservative groups had been singled out. She admitted they were. These groups reportedly amounted to about a quarter of the 300 organizations flagged for review between 2010 and 2012, but according to Lerner, there was no political intent. Rather, she says, the words became a shortcut used by employees to help them sort through the explosion of groups seeking tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code. The relevant Code section, 501 (c) (4), requires that any exempt group be working to promote social welfare and that political action not constitute its primary activity. The groups the IRS flagged were not necessarily denied exemption, but were subjected to extensive questioning and required to produce membership lists and donor information. Tuesday, the Justice Department launched an investigation. Two congressional committees are also looking into the matter. Every taxpayer not employed by the Obama administration should welcome the news. Under the most charitable interpretation of the facts, this unit of the IRS used god-awful judgment. Under the least charitable, it engaged in ideological harassment inimical to and violative of, the First Amendment. Taxpayers deserve to know which it is. And how long it has been going on. And whether groups of other ideological stripes have been similarly targeted. And how the malfeasance -- assuming it is malfeasance -- will be punished. And what safeguards will be put into place to ensure this sort of thing never happens again. Frankly, Congress needs to address the regulations governing which groups get tax exemption in the first place. The existing standard noted above is porous enough that groups most people would define as political (Crossroads GPS, Priorities USA) are somehow nevertheless declared tax exempt, free to flood campaigns with unlimited money from sources they are not required to disclose. One could argue, then, that the tea party and patriot groups singled out by the IRS are guilty mainly of playing the same old cynical shell game that has become all too familiar in recent years. But until that game is outlawed, the rules are what the rules are and they must apply evenly, regardless of ideological faith. Some observers will find the controversial tea party and patriot groups less than sympathetic illustrations of that point. But every group is controversial to somebody. And only by vigilance toward everyone s rights do we protect anyone s rights. It s too easy to imagine some future IRS office using different shortcut words ( pro-choice, let s say or Islamic ) to sort through applications for tax exemption. That possibility ought to temper any temptation among tea party foes to be cavalier toward this abridgement of conservatives rights. Better they should be thankful nothing like this has happened to them. Yet. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., Readers may contact him via at miamiherald.com.
5 Boggy Creek traffic status improving By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Drivers who travel Boggy Creek Road, especially the stretch between Buenaventura Boulevard northward toward the Orange County line, should start to see some improvement in their commutes soon, along with a smoother ride. The repair of a broken water main at the intersection of Boggy Creek and Buenaventura caused drive-time delays and backups in the area, as the right turn lane on southbound Boggy Creek and one of the northbound left turn lanes onto Buenaventura were closed until midweek after the main break occurred Thursday. County staff reported crews finished the work Astros Continued from Page A-1 enjoys a great relationship with the Astros fans see on the field. We have a great relationship with the players and coaches, they were wide open to it and want to stay in Kissimmee, but said at the same time that it was up to the team s decision makers, he said. There are rumors their ownership wants to take them to the Palm Beach area. While the Astros lease says they ll hold at least two more spring trainings in Kissimmee, talk became hot this week when the Washington Nationals, who hold spring training an hour east in the Brevard County town of Viera, have told the facility it plans to buy out the end of their lease at Space Coast Stadium. That agreement ran through 2017, but a clause in it said the team could break the lease once bonds to improve the stadium, where the Nationals have held spring training since 2005, were paid off. That is expected to happen in 2015 according to Ballpark Digest, an online publication devoted to information about ballparks. Space Coast Stadium also plays host to a Class A Florida State League minor-league team, the Milwaukee Brewers-affiliated Brevard County Manatees. With the Nationals planning to leave after 2015 and the Astros lease ending that year, it would make for a convenient move for Washington to head inland for spring starting in Even with all signs pointing that way, county staff said they couldn t talk explicitly about it. Attkisson noted a confidentiality agreement that s been in place since the fall, when Experience Kissimmee Executive Director Shelley Maccini told the Commission that the county has been in talks with several major league clubs on relocation to Kissimmee. At that time, Maccini noted that a conceptual plan to develop a spring training complex that would house two teams either at Heritage Park, or on the Judge Farms property across U.S. Highway 192 to the south. And if the county wants to build, matching funds could be available from the state. Attkisson noted that a bill, approved by the Florida Legislature during its recently-ended session, would provide cities in Florida late on Tuesday, and all lanes are now open. Repaving work continues in that stretch of Boggy Creek Road, and is scheduled to finish late next week. Motorists on that road at night are asked to be aware that crews will be working from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly to finish the job, and that lanes will be temporarily closed to allow paving machines to put down new asphalt. Residents reportedly in the area had reported noise from the construction during normally quiet hours when the project began on May 5, but have since not complained as work has continued. Motorists in other parts of the county also should be aware of other road sur- Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 Hospital Continued from Page A-1 facing projects. Hoagland Boulevard from Clay Street to Pershing Street, just south of Kissimmee Golf Club, is scheduled for resurfacing next week, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Friday. In Buenaventura Lakes, Competition Drive from Buenaventura Boulevard to White Birch Drive and Buttonwood Drive from Buenaventura to Florida Parkway are scheduled for repaving from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday and lasting until at least June 7. County staff reports that message boards are in place to warn drivers, and urge motorists to use caution in these areas at those times as lanes will be temporarily closed. trying to lure teams to hold spring training, or keep those with ending leases from leaving, $20 million over 30 years to renovate facilities as long as local governments spent the same amount. Facilities hosting two clubs would be eligible for $40 million. The bill has not yet passed, but it s my understanding that the governor is in favor, Attkisson said. In the same conversation, he noted that he will have a better understanding of how all the important pieces come together at the May 30 meeting. There s a vanity in saying that our community is a host for spring training, he said. At the same time, economically you have to scratch your head to make sure the numbers work. Contact Ken Jackson at or by at gazette.com. News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan During a Wednesday morning ground-breaking ceremony, Dr. Juan Omana and many others signed a beam that will be used in the construction of an addition to the Florida Hospital Kissimmee s emergency department. The new construction will add a total of 35 beds to the emergency department of the hospital, which is located on Orange Blossom Trail, near East Donegan Avenue in Kissimmee. to put them in an environment that calms their nerves, and also makes parents feel comfortable, said Raymond Moe, senior project manager of design and construction management at Florida Hospital Kissimmee. The expansion is separated into three phases. 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7 Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 Follow us on Twitter The M. Dean Cherry Coach of the Year Lifting Coach Cory Aun honored Former Bulldog weightlifter now developing state champs By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Good luck trying to find a coach who is more passionate or enthusiastic about his sport than St. Cloud boys weightlifting Coach Cory Aun. For nearly two decades, Aun has been a participant and an advocate for the sport, and in April he was overjoyed to see two of his weightlifters excel on a big stage. The Bulldogs Austin Ocasio won the 238-pound Class 2A state championship, and Hans Schroeder was second at 183 pounds. Aun literally jumped for joy when Ocasio and Schroeder hit their final lifts at the state meet. His dedication and talent was rewarded Thursday when Cory Aun was named the M. Dean Cherry Memorial Award winner as the School District of County s Coach of the Year. Aun was one of eight coaches nominated. He was presented his award by the News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone Cory Aun displays his Coach of the Year award with County School District Athletics Coordinator Ryan Adams. outgoing Coach of the Year, Harmony volleyball coach Eric Trowbridge. School District Athletics Coordinator Ryan Adams organized and emceed the event. Parkway Middle School Dean and former High Football Coach Greg Johnson was the featured speaker at the awards banquet. Johnson, who led the Kowboys to the third round of the state playoffs in 1990, was the first-ever School District Coach of the Year. He was a standout athlete at Leesburg High and played on the defensive line at Florida State before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. Johnson s message to the coaches and athletes was that all individuals, with proper focus and support, are capable of exceeding their expectations, and the devoted Seminoles alumnus gave a humorous example. With that motivation and focus, a young man or woman can meet their goal of going to (the University of) Florida, he said. After a pause, he added, Then, they learn that they can go to Florida State. They ve exceeded their goal. Adams introduced the eight candidates for Coach of the Year before he called Aun s name as the winner. Adams described Aun as, The most energetic coach I know. Adams said that throughout Aun s coaching career that the St. Cloud coach has been tireless in training students to increase their strength and conditioning. Aun also has played a key role, along with St. Cloud girls Coach Lonnie Beckel and Harmony Coach John Wallauer Jr., in making the state weightlifting tournament a success when it moved to Kissimmee three years ago. Coach Aun has done everything he can to pull things together. He might be the only coach I know with more energy than the students he is coaching, Adams said. Aun said he was amazed to be named the coach of the year considering the stellar cast of coaches who were nominated. I looked around and I said, There s no way I m winning this, he said. Those guys work so much harder than I do. I just coach individuals, where guys like Doug Nichols have to coach a whole football team. But, Aun s passion for his sport shines through. I love having a state champion like Austin, and to coach a kid like Hans is a thrill, he is a tremendous individual. But, I get just as excited to have a News-Gazette Photo/Donald Lamb Coach Cory Aun shouts encouragement to St. Cloud lifter Dennis Nunez at the Orange Belt Conference meet at the St. Cloud gym. Aun, himself an international weightlifting competitor, led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament in April. kid hit a big lift to get us one point at a meet, Aun said. We had three skinny little freshmen who worked their tails off and got some big lifts late in the season, and that was great. Aun continues to compete with Team St. Cloud, a weightlifting group he founded that competes at AAU events, and he consistently places among the top three in his 152-pound weight class at state tournaments. Aun s enthusiasm for his job was apparent when he said, I would do this for free. I have before, and I d do it again. I absolutely love what I m doing. Aun said that the support he receives from Principal Nate Fancher and Athletic Director Mike Hague makes his success possible. We ve got the best administration, the best booster club, great parents; it s like Greg said, it s like a family, Aun said. Aun and his twin brother, Jason, competed in weightlifting at St. Cloud High in the mid-90s, and after they graduated they became immersed in the sport. Jason Aun spent several years as a resident at the Olympic Education Center in Marquette, Mich., where he trained for the 2008 Olympic Games. He frequently helps his brother coach at St. Cloud. Cory Aun, a biology teacher at St. Cloud, also is an assistant to Beckel for the girls weightlifting team, which sent six lifters to the state meet in February. Aun was selected by a vote of the School District s athletic directors, administrators and media members. Also nominated were Liberty track coach Robert Pauley; Harmony girls basketball and flag football coach Paul Strauch; Poinciana weightlifting coach Joel Campbell; Gateway basketball coach and former winner Bob Baker; football coach Doug Nichols; Celebration boys basketball coach Jeff Bean and New Dimensions boys soccer coach John Timmerman. Celebration s Chris Lavoie was named the School District s Athletic Director of the Year by a vote of the athletic directors. Baldwin, Ocasio are School District s Athletes of the Year By Rick Pedone Sports Editor For the first time, the School District of County selected its Male and Female Athletes of the Year Thursday at the M. Dean Cherry Memorial Coach of the Year Awards Banquet at Heritage Park. High sophomore Fox Baldwin, a three-time state wrestling champion, and Harmony High junior Aleisha LeLe Ocasio, one of the best softball pitchers in Florida, were honored by the School District. Ryan Adams, the School District of County athletics coordinator, said Baldwin and Ocasio were excellent choices to become the first student athletes in County be selected as the players of the year. Fox Baldwin s list of accomplishments is amazing, and even more so when you understand that he is only a sophomore, Adams said. And when you look at the statistics that LeLe Ocasio compiled this season, you can only describe her performance this year as incredible. Her entire softball team had an amazing season, and congratulations to Coach (Jeff) Fiorelli for an outstanding job in taking the team to the Final Four. A total of 27 male and female athletes were nominated for the awards, Adams said. It feels great, Baldwin said about being the county s first-ever male athlete of the year. I didn t expect it. Baldwin, an honor student, said he tries to be a role model for other athletes and students. You can be a great example for all of the athletes, and the other students, and that s something I ve tried to do. You can have fun and do things the right way, he said. Baldwin won the 152- pound Class 3A state championship in February at the Lakeland Center, his second as an High student. He won at 119 pounds in eighth grade in Class A as an eighth-grader at Lake Highland Prep. Baldwin was 55-0 last season with 41 pins. He defeated four state champions. He already has more wins (288) than any wrestler in County history except for his older brother, Pete Baldwin, who held the national high school record with 323 wins when he graduated from OHS in Baldwin last year competed for Team USA at the Pan American Games in South America, where he won freestyle and Greco-Roman championships and was named the most outstanding wrestler for both disciplines. Baldwin injured his shoulder competing at a national tournament in March and has been rehabilitating. The injury caused Baldwin to curtail his usually hectic summer tournament schedule. I m going to go to a few camps as an instructor, and I m starting get out on the mat and do some light workouts. We re going to take it slow for now and build toward next season, he said. Ocasio was surprised to be selected the county s first female athlete of the year. It s such an honor to be the first to be selected, she said. It was something I didn t expect. News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone High three-time state wrestling champion Fox Baldwin and Harmony softball player Aleisha LeLe Ocasio hold the trophies they were presented as the School District s first Male and Female Athletes of the Year Thursday at Heritage Park. Ocasio, like Baldwin, has been dominant in her sport. She was 17-3 with a 0.45 ERA for the Lady Longhorns softball team, which reached the Class 7A state tournament. Ocasio, whose fastball is consistently in the high-60 mph range, had 178 strikeouts in innings. She also is one of the state s best hitters with a.507 batting average, a.598 on base percentage and a.806 slugging average. Her summer schedule, already packed with travel ball tournaments, will be more crowded because she was selected to the Puerto Rican U-19 national team last month. The Puerto Rican coaches were at Harmony s final regular season game when Ocasio pitched a perfect game against Satellite. They told me that I already was a member of the team, she said. They ve been after me for a few years. She goes to Puerto Rico in early June to work out with the national team, which will compete at an international tournament in Canada in August. Other student athletes introduced at the banquet were state champions David Akins, the Celebration Class 3A state pole vaulting champion, and Austin Ocasio, St. Cloud s 238-pound Class 2A state champion. Austin Ocasio is LeLe s older brother. Harmony High was recognized as the local high school with the highest cumulative GPA for all athletes. The Longhorns also received the Orange Belt Conference All-Sports Championship trophy.
8 Page A8, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 Sports briefs OHS volleyball camp Coach Carrie Palmi is running her annual volleyball summer camp at High School June from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt. Register June 7 for $80; $90 after. to receive a camp flyer and registration form or call Coach Palmi at with any questions. Emphasis will be on fundamentals of the game (hitting, defense, blocking, serving, setting, passing, game situations, and team play). The camp will conclude with a competitive tournament. Kiss. volleyball camp The Kissimmee recreation department is offering a summer volleyball camp for girls ages 6-16 at Denn John Middle School June from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $60. Each camper receives a T-shirt. St. Cloud High Coach Ettie Singleton is the instructor. 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9 Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 Kowboys baseball players ink grants New Construction Commercial & Residential Repair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Three High baseball players will join the college ranks after signing grants at the OHS gym recently. Outfielder Jose Figueroa will play for Alabama State next season, while second baseman Armen Calilao selected Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina and shortstop Edwin Bonilla agreed to play for the baseball team at Bethune-Cookman University. Figueroa is one of the best defensive outfielders in Central He said Alabama State was his first choice. When I heard they were interested me, I went up there and I liked it. There was no question after that about going somewhere else, he said. The Hornets, located in Montgomery, play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference under Coach Mervyl Melendez. The team missed Figuroa after he suffered an ankle injury late in the season that kept him out of regional playoff games against St. Cloud and Harmony. Figueroa will study finance. Calilao said he reviewed News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone Seated from left, Edwin Bonilla, Jose Figueroa and Armen Calilao recently celebrated their baseball scholarships at the High gym with their families and Kowboys Coach Scott Birchler, standing right. schools interested, but this was the best. Bonilla will join one of his rivals, St. Cloud pitcher Abel DelValle, at BethuneCookman. Del Valle signed in November. The university plays in the NCAA D-I MidEastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) under Coach Jason Beverlin. Bonilla was among the County Athletes nominated by the School District of County to be the School District s first-ever Male Athlete of the Year. Wrestler Fox Baldwin of OHS received the honor Thursday. Coach Scott Birchler said that all three players will make contributions to their college teams. They have great work ethic and the skills they need to play at that level, he said. They had great careers here and they are prepared for that next step. That s one of our goals here, not only to be successful here at the high school level, but to prepare our players for their future. The Kowboys won the district baseball championship for the second year in a row TNG several offers before selecting Belmont Abbey, located near Charlotte. It s a good school and it feels right for me, he said. The Crusaders, in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, are coached by Scott Brickman. He plans to study criminal justice. Bonilla said he liked what Bethune-Cookman offered, both on the field and in his field of study, sports medicine. I think it s going to be a good fit for me, he said. 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11 50 CENTS Section B Check out aroundosceola.com May 18, 2013 Warner Bros. Follow us on Twitter Warner Bros. releases two gangster collections on Blu-ray Tuesday, a modern one with films that include Goodfellas and The Departed and a classic one with White Heat and The Public Enemy. Putting On Your DVDs It will be an out of this world event July 4 when Celebration Town Center joins forces with MegaCon to bring the first ever A Sci-Fi 4th of July to Central Celebration Town Center s A Sci-Fi 4th of July will feature a movie themed costume contest at 7:30 p.m., so come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win big prizes. It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, bounce houses for kids, live music by Oliver s Queen, Jordyn Kane, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela and an unforgettable tribute to veterans. There will be something for people of all ages as Town Center s KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more. HERITAGE PARK EVENTS KISSIMMEE The upcoming schedule at OHP includes: The Silver Spurs Rodeo, May 31-June 1. The rodeo, held at the indoor Silver Spurs Arena, is the largest sanctioned rodeo east of the Mississippi and has been a Kissimmee favorite since the 1940s. Rodeo events will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at OHP. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at silverspursrodeo.com. For more information on all OHP events go to BBQ BLOWOUT OVIEDO The World Food Championships has announced Central Florida s BBQ Blowout as an automatic qualifying event to its second annual culinary competition in Las Vegas. At the conclusion of Central Florida s BBQ Blowout, taking place on May 24, at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., the grand champion will be presented with the official golden ticket invitation to compete at the World Food Championships this fall. Central Florida s BBQ Blowout is Central Florida s newest sanctioned event. This Florida BBQ Association- sanctioned event will be held at the Oviedo Mall on May BBQ Blowout will not only become a signature event in the community, but it also is for a great cause. Two organizations, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and HOPE Helps Inc. bring their strengths together and invite you to join in helping our communities. For more information, visit: JUNIE JONES KISSIMMEE The Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour will be celebrating 10 years on the road with a stop in Kissimmee in June. The national tour brings first grader Junie B. Jones to life through a live, theatrical performance that includes a show and tell of some of Junie B. s favorite things from home. With an original script written by award-winning author Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones and her bus driver, Mr. Woo will be entertaining new readers and established fans alike. The Junie B. Jones series is one of the most popular among kids, and has sold over 55 million print, audio books, and ebooks to date. Launched in the summer of 2004, Junie B. Jones and Mr. Woo have spent almost every summer traveling the country in their hot pink bus. The events conclude with fun, Junie B.-themed giveaways for kids to take home as a keepsake of their meeting with Junie B. The events are open to the public, and are recommended for children ages 5 and up. This year, the tour will be headed to Kissimmee on June 8 at 2 p.m. appearing at Books-A-Million. ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT The opening reception for the Center for the Arts Annual Juried Art Exhibit was held May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 31. Admission is free. MAD COW ANNIVERSARY ORLANDO Mad Cow Theatre announces its 17th anniversary season of live professional theatre in the Heart of Downtown Orlando, running from September. 27, 2013 to September 21, Season Opening Gala, in conjunction with Other Desert Cities, will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, at the theater. Additional information about the season, including creative team and casting, will be announced at a later date. Season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling the Mad Cow Theatre Box Office at , or by visiting and in person at the Box Office at the theatre, 54 W. Church Street in Downtown Orlando. Single tickets for the season go on sale July 8. Hail, hail, the gang s are all here New gangster collections feature contemporary, classic greats Peter Covino Film Critic. So many gangsters so little time. The gangster genre is almost as old as the movies and Warner Bros. has just released (actually Tuesday) two aptly named Ultimate collections one old and one new, containing some of the greatest gangster films ever. The Ultimate Gangster Collection Classic features four films all making their Blu-ray debut The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, The Petrified Harry Potter s new attraction links Hogwarts with Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Universal Orlando s enormously popular Harry Potter attraction is about to get bigger. Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment have announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. (Editor s note: There is even more going on at Universal with the opening in June of a new Transformers ride. See the story inside Lifestyles.) Scheduled to open in 2014, the world s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks and allows Universal s creative team to bring an unparalleled vision to this unique project. The new area will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films, offering brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around Forest and White Heat. The Contemporary Collection, all in Blu-ray, features Goodfellas, The Departed, Mean Streets and Heat. You sure could make dad happy with this set, with Father s Day next month, if dad is any kind of a gangster fan. This is one of my favorite genres and it really doesn t get any better than this. The classic set is no less than amazing. It is like a college primer on gangsterology starting with the films that pretty much started it all, Little Caesar (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson and The Public Enemy (1931) with James Cagney. Is this the end of Rico? Hardly. Robinson kick-started the whole gangster thing with his portrayal of Chicago gangster Caesar Enrico Bandello, and this film plays as well now as it did more than 80 years ago. The Public Enemy was Cagney s breakout role and yes, it is the one with Park Place latest at the theme parks the world. Diagon Alley and London will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is adjacent to Universal s Islands of Adventure theme park, where guests now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The new area within Universal Studios will be just as expansive, immersing and authentic as the existing themed environment, according to Univeral officials. And just like in the books and films guests will be able to travel between London and Hogsmeade aboard the Hogwarts Express. Work on the new area is already underway. When complete, it will feature shops, a restaurant and an innovative, marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank all directly inspired by the fiction and films. More details on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley will be released over time. To bring Diagon Alley and London to life, Universal s creative team is working closely with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter films just as it did for Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. I m so pleased that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has proved so popular to date, and I m See Harry, page B-3 grapefruit smashed into Mae Clarke s face. They don t make them like this anymore. Heck, they had to stop making them because of the infamous production code, and several scenes (deleted in later releases because of that code) are restored here as well. The Petrified Forest (1936) is far less typical of the gangster film with Humphrey Bogart (bad guy Duke See DVDS, page B-3 All aboard next stop London Almost $300,000 raised for those in need in, Orange and Seminole United Way Chef s Gala sets record Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida s finest dining establishments joined together for the 21st Annual Chef s Gala, benefiting Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) last week at EPCOT World Showplace. The event featured extraordinary food, fine wines, live music and a silent auction with 190 items up for bid. More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the evening, which generated a record-breaking total of $296,000 to benefit local non-profit programs supported by United Way that provide food, shelter and other services to Central Floridians, including County, in dire need. This year s Chef s Gala was yet another outstanding success especially considering the economic challenges still facing our community, said Robert H. (Bob) Brown, President/ CEO of Heart of Florida United Way. Thanks See Gala, page B-2 Universal When the newest Harry Potter attraction opens, it will connect Hogwarts and Diagon Alley (London) via the Hogwarts Express. The new attraction is slated to open in News-Gazette photo/peter Covino It s an all-chef s salute at the Heart of Florida United Way Chef s Gala.
12 Page B2, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 Park Place Another Transformation at Universal Orlando Theme park Transformers ride is set for June 20 opening Megatron and the Decepticons are closing in on Orlando the new 3D attraction Transformers: The Ride is set to open Thursday, June 20 at Universal Orlando. Universal also launched an all-new Join the Resistance Facebook experience to prepare fans for the battle they ll experience on the megaattraction. Recruits can create their very own NEST IDs, train for battle, access exclusive photos and video and win prizes including a trip to the attraction s grand opening celebration on June 20. You can join the resistance at https://www.facebook. com/universalorlandoresort/ app_ More from the Universal press release TRANSMERS: The Ride 3D is a mind-blowing, action-packed ride experience that pushes the limits of technology to place guests in the middle of a larger-than-life battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The ride was created under license from Hasbro, Inc. and is based on its iconic TRANSMERS brand. The battle begins when guests enter the NEST facility the headquarters for the government operation that partners with the Autobots to protect Earth from the Decepticons. While inside, they are recruited to help protect the AllSpark a powerful energy source that would allow the Decepticons to destroy the planet. Guests board EVAC an Autobot created exclusively for the attraction to transport the AllSpark to safety. But beware the Decepticons are in close pursuit For more information about Universal Orlando and TRANSMERS: The Ride 3D, visit lando.com. About Universal Orlando Resort There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment com- plex. It s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: TRANSMERS: The Ride-3D. California Grill Disney s Contemporary Resort The Capital Grille Darden Cask & Larder Cress Restaurant Eddie V s Darden Flying Fish Cafe Disney s BoardWalk The Hollywood Brown Derby Disney s Hollywood Studios Funky Monkey Wine Company Kona Café Disney s Polynesian Resort La Luce Hilton, Orlando Bonnet Creek EPCOT Napa The Peabody Orlando Narcoossee s Disney s Grad Floridian Resort & Spa Primo by Melissa Kelly Grande Lakes Orlando Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Sanaa Disney s Animal Kingdom Lodge Shutters Disney s Caribbean Beach Resort Siro Orlando World Center Marriott Tusker House Restaurant Disney s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Desserts Be Our Guest Restaurant MAGIC KINGDOM Park Epcot Bakery 4 Rivers Sweet Shop Seasons 52 Darden Coffees Coffee Roasters Alliance Joffrey s Coffee & Tea Company Beverages Coastal Wine & Spirits Premier Beverage - (The Charmer Sunbelt Group) Strategic Importers South African Wine Export Company Stacole Crush Distributors Coca-Cola About Heart of Florida United Way Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida s most comprehen- sive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region s most critical health and human service programs. Last year it raised and managed $27.3 million throughout Orange, and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and safety. It also operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida s community crisis and suicide hotline and information and referral helpline; a Volunteer Resource Center; a Gifts In Kind Center; a Stewardship program that works with agencies to provide emergency assistance; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/ AIDS services and referrals. HFUW impacts more people annually than any charity operating in the tri-county area and partners with local businesses, government, other charities and individuals to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. In 2011, HFUW was awarded Charity Navigator s highest Four-Star Rating for exceeding industry standards in fiscal management and outperforming other charities in its area of focus. Visit for more information, or call Gala Continued from page B-1 to the dedication of our co-chairs, Disney, the chefs and our title sponsor Tupperware, 95 percent of all money raised will go to help our neighbors, friends, family and co-workers who have fallen on hard times recently. We sincerely appreciate everyone s support. Co-chairing the 2013 event were Dr. Antonia Novello, Executive Director, Public Health Policy, Florida Hospital; and Simon Hemus, President & COO of Tupperware Brands Corporation. The following establishments participated in Chef s Gala 2013: Artist Point Disney s Wilderness Lodge Le Cellier Steakhouse There s Always Something To Celebrate in Florida Get Healthy - Ride a Bike Month of May Events Celebration Youth Football League Come in for a Test Ride Your Full Service Bike Shop o CELE 5483 W. U.S. Hwy. 192, Kissimmee, FL Marker Donations Needed! Celebration Youth Football League is Puntin on the Ritz at the Artisan Club House. A glitzy casino affair featuring red carpet entrance, DJ, poker, Texas Hold Em slots oths 250 Bo ditioned Air-Con uilding In One B SION DMIS FREE A RKING A FREE P Furniture Clothing Appliances (Across from Old Town) Do Not Forget To Visit Our Sister Market At Mile Marker Flea Market Care Plans Now Available Exciting trips, trinkets and adventure packages will be auctioned. FREE Ticket includes dinner, drinks and funny money for games. 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13 Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Universal kicks off Summer Series with NE-YO July 6 Kip Moore Access to all Summer Concert Series performances is included with admission to Universal Studios For guests wanting to visit just for the concerts, Universal Orlando will offer a special ticket providing one-time access to Universal Studios Florida after 7 p.m. The Summer Concert Ticket is priced at $69.99 plus tax and is on sale now at com. The Summer Concert Series gives guests the opportunity to top off their day of theme park thrills with a headlining concert. By day, guests can enjoy some of the most popular entertainment experiences in the world including the heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. By night, park guests can rock out to a live performance by a top artist at the Music Plaza, a venue illuminated by the colorful LED lights of Universal Studios most rockin coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. And soon guests can join the intergalactic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons on TRANSMERS: Get ready for lots of music at Universal Orlando as the Universal Studios theme park gears up for its annual Summer Concert Series. This year s headliners include Earth, Wind & Fire, NE-Yo and Big Time Rush. The full lineup: June 1 NE-YO June 8 Nickelodeon s Big Time Rush June 15 Gavin DeGraw June 22 Earth, Wind & Fire June 29 Adam Lambert Harry Continued from page B-1 sure that the attention to detail in creating the new Diagon Alley area will make this an even better experience, said J.K. Rowling. We are continuing the journey and adding an entirely new level of adventure, said Tom Williams, Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts. And we are bringing the same drive, commitment, enthusi- DVDS Continued from page B-1 asm and innovation to this project as we did to the first. We are thrilled to offer the legions of fans the opportunity to embark on this new journey and experience Diagon Alley as it was brought to life in the books and films, said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Our vision is to create two amazing theme park experiences that combine into one, complete, magical journey, said Alice Norsworthy, executive vice president, marketing and sales for Universal Orlando Resort. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade opened at Universal s Islands of Adventure in June 2010 as a fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment - The Ride-3D, grand opening on June 20. For more information about the Summer Concert Series, visit orlando.com. Universal has also announced the lineup for this year s Rock the Universe Christian music concert. Florida s biggest Christian music festival returns this fall on Sept. 6 and 7 with live performances by more than a dozen hit bands in Christian rock. This year s lineup includes: Lecrae who won Best Gospel Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards; bringing to life the bestselling books by J.K. Rowling and the blockbuster feature films from Warner Bros. Since that time, it has become a global phenomenon, entertaining millions of people from around the world. Visitors to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are swept into the adventures of Harry Potter. They can three-time Grammy awardwinning group and Daytona Beach natives Casting Crowns; Grammy nominated and winner of 20 Dove Awards Chris Tomlin; and rock band Switchfoot, which has sold millions of albums worldwide. For more details about Rock the Universe 2013, visit com. Upcoming area concerts: Carlos Vives July 12 Como Le Gusta a Mi Pueblo Tour. Amway Center. tour Hogwarts castle, shop in Hogsmeade and dine at the Three Broomsticks. They can soar above Hogwarts with Harry, be chosen by a wand at Ollivanders, sample Butterbeer and much more. About the Harry Potter Series: Harry Potter continues to be a global phenomenon. Each of the seven books by author Kiss Monster Tour Aug. 16 Amway Center. Bruno Mars Aug. 17. Amway Center. Michael Buble Oct. 30 Amway Center. Josh Groban Nov. 9 Amway Center. The Fresh Beat Band Dec. 15 Amway Center. For more information go to AmwayCenter.com or call Tickets can also be purchased at the Amway Center Box Office. J.K. Rowling has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold over 450 million copies worldwide and translated into more than 70 languages. The Harry Potter films, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, have grossed more than $7.7 billion to date worldwide at the box office, making Harry Potter the largest-grossing film franchise in history. Mantee) hiding out in a diner in Arizona with the likes of Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. It is more psychological than gangster with great acting, and it launched Bogart s career. The classic collection closes out with the first really modern gangster film White Heat (1949) with Cagney again. Even if you think black and white films are dated (sad if that is the case), White Heat transcends time. Cagney is psychotic thug Cody Jarrett with a soft spot for his ma. He is prone to seizures and only ma can pull him through. Great dialogue, great acting and lots of acting. And Virginia Mayo is really memorable as Cody s not so faithful spouse. All of the features include commentaries a Warner Night at the Movies segment and background featurette. There is also is a very nice 32-page booklet with images and additional information about each film. You can t have one without the other and if you love gangsters The Contemporary Collection is an easy sell. Mean Streets (1973) is early Martin Scorsese, and it remains one of his best. Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel (along with Robert and David Carradine) star in tale of young toughs in New York s Little Italy. The Untouchables (1987) is one of Brian De- Palma s best with Kevin Costner making a fine Eliot Ness and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. De Niro is having a great time playing Capone and you will enjoy watching every minute of it. Throw in Sean Connery as a longtime beat cop who teaches Ness the ropes and a young Andy Garcia and this is another first-rate cast. There isn t too much that hasn t already been said about Goodfellas (1990), one of the great mob films ever and a six-time Academy Award nominated film (and best film winner from several film critic groups). Scorsese clicks on all cylinders here in this story of real-life wiseguy Henry Hill and his best friends during the high-flying mafia days of the 1970s. Robert De Niro, Ray Liottta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino are all great as is the supporting cast. It s another dose of De Niro as well as Al Pacino in Heat (1995) as they square off bad guy (DeNiro) versus detective (Pacino) in this film written and directed by Michael Mann. DeNiro plays criminal mastermind Neil McCaule who has assembled a topnotch team to pull off the heist of a lifetime. Finally, its Academy-winner The Departed (2006) with Scorsese again in this engrossing tale of Boston mob guy Whitey Bulger, with Matt Damon, Leonardo Di- Caprio and Jack Nicholson. The Contemporary Classics collection also includes a 32-page booklet and the special features included with each disc/film are numerous as well as deleted scenes, making of features, featurettes and commentaries. Each collection retails for $49.99 and each gangster film also is available for purchase individually as well. Contact Peter Covino at or by at gazette.com. CITY OF KISSIMMEE PUBLIC HEARING VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION The City Commission of the City of Kissimmee will meet on the 4th day of June, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, to hear the First Reading and consider the voluntary annexation of lands as described below. The City Commission will meet on the 18th day of June, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, to hear the Second Reading of the proposed annexation and vote upon its passage. The proposed annexation ordinance and a complete legal description by metes and bounds may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above dates. Any questions regarding this public hearing may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) PROPOSED ORDINANCE # Kelby Rd: AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN HEREIN DESCRIBED LAND THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, FURTHER PROVIDING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH LAND AFTER ITS ANNEXATION. The city is requesting annexation as follows: The subject property is located at 1509 Kelby Rd. Legal Description: E 70 FT OF N 850 FT OF S 885 FT OF E ¼ OF NE ¼ OF NW ¼ LESS BEG FT S OF NE COR OF PARCEL, S FT OF N RW MILL SLOUGH RD, W 70 FT, N FT PC OF 95 FT RAD CURVE FT POB. Now you can live in Orlando s best new Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Wellness Community. You don t have to go far to find your summer paradise, spend your time relaxing with us! Enjoy affordable resort-style amenities such as our new Medical Massage Clinic, Fitness Center, and Wellness Program, which includes Yoga and Mediation Classes In accordance with Florida Statutes : any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. In accordance with Florida Statute , persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk (407) prior to the meeting. (FS286.26) Reference # DRC CITY COMMISSION 1509 Kelby Rd KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA SNG Assisted Living Facility License # S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, F Rev. Tiya Keyze Rev. Cecile Lanao SNG
14 Page B4, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 COMMUNITY Celebrate Recovery What s new? Come celebrate recovery at the AARP driver safety The AARP Driver Safety Program helps participants refine driving skills and develop safe-driving habits. The class is June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center, th St. Cloud. Another class is offered June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Celebrate Recovery Program, dealing with life s hurts, habits and hangups, at Cornerstone Family Church, 2925 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered 12-step recovery program based on the eight principles found in Matthew 5. Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God s purpose to mend out lives. Call to Cornerstone Family Kitchen register for either class. serves a free meal from 6 to 8 p.m. for struggling families in the OCDEC meeting community and Celebrate Recovery The County Democratic participants. Executive Committee meeting will be May 23 at 7 p.m. in room 4727 American Legion Post at the Administration Building at the 80 events Kissimmee Courthouse complex, 1 The American Legion of St. Cloud Courthouse Square. Guests are welcome. will have the following events. Post 80, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., Democrats of On Mondays, bingo will be at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. Celebration meeting On Tuesdays, the dart tournament The Democrats of Celebration will will start at 7:30 p.m. meet Tuesday at Celebration Town On Wednesdays, dinner specials Hall, 851 Celebration Ave. run from 5 to 7 p.m. The social gathering begins at Thursdays are free pool, dinner 6:45 p.m. followed by the meeting specials run from 5 to 8 p.m., $1 from 7 to 9 p.m. drafts are available, and Trivia Game Please join us in welcoming Night begins at 8 p.m. County Commissioner Mike Fridays are free shuffleboard from Harford, who will speak about West 3 to 7 p.m., grill menu weekly, prime U.S. Highway 192 redevelopment rib dinners on the first and third and more, followed by a Q & A. weeks, and N.Y. strip steak on the second and fourth weeks. Boy Scout Troop 240 Saturdays are road kill bingo on the first and third weeks and N.Y. ice cream social, strip steak on the second and fourth car wash weeks. The ice scream social is at Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory, 520 N. from 8 to 11 a.m. and bar bingo will On Sundays breakfast will run Main St., Kissimmee, May 30 from run from 2 to 4 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. On May 25, the Original Boggy The car wash is June 15 from Creek Band will perform starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pizza Hut, 7 p.m. Members may bring guests W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee. Pizza Hut offers $2 off your Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Post 80 is open Monday through purchase with a coupon. Contact Friday through Saturday from 10 Kristen Herzog at for a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from more information. Proceeds help the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are a veteran, Boy Scouts pay for summer camp. or the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, we invite you to speak Senior Citizen car wash with us regarding membership in the There will be a free senior citizen American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders, car wash sponsored by Plantation or Sons of the American Legion. Bay Rehab Center at 4641 Old Serving veterans is out only goal. Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 post at or Mike For more information, call the p.m. For any information, contact Dorthea Hardee at Turco at th Annual Memorial Day Observance Join us on May 27 at What s Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, happening? from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. as we remember those who served our country and remember our family, friends and neighbors who have Financial market gone before us. Refreshments will be served. discussion For more information, call 407- Robert Rosen, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Kissimmee, is holding a monthly discussion on St. Cloud Soccer Club market topics and investment strategies. The next event will be Tuesday holding competitive travel tryouts for St. Cloud Soccer Club will be at 5:30 p.m. at Vintage Vino, 14 E. the soccer season. Tryouts Dakin Ave., Kissimmee. For more are open to anyone from ages 9 to information, call: Take me home 18 and will be conducted at 2701 Missouri Ave., St. Cloud. Tryout Photos/ County Animal Control Hero, top, is an 8-month-old brown and black Chihuahua/ Dachshund-mix. Hero walks well on a leash, loves to run and play with toys, and will bark to let you know how he feels. Hero was surrendered by his owner who just didn t have the time that little puppies require in order to be properly trained. If you d like to play with Hero and see if he is the pet for you, come into the County Animal Shelter and ask about Hero. His identification number is A Tulip. bottom, is the featured cat of the week. She is a wonderful cat, and we want you to be aware that there are plenty of good-looking, friendly and playful mature cats, both male and female, just waiting for forever families. Many of the cats, like Tulip, have had all their shots, have been spayed or neutered and are ready to go home today. Tulip is a black and white domestic shorthair tabby cat, she is about 5 months old and would love for you to come and get her today. Come to the shelter and check out all the cats. If you are interested in Tulip, her identification number is A The shelter is at 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud. To find out what animals are available, check the County Animal Control website at www. osceola.org/go/pets. All animals are spayed and neutered before leaving Animal Control. The adoption fee is $60 for a dog and $50 for a cat. For more information, call dates and times are as follows: boys u9-u12 May 28 and 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Boys u13-u18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., girls u9-u12 May 29 and 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., u13-u18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It is suggested to attend both sessions. Bring a copy of your birth certificate, cleats and shin guards. For additional information, visit Talking finance Robert Rosen, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Kissimmee, is holding a monthly discussion on market topics and investment strategies. The next event will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Vintage Vino, 14 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee. For more information, call: Community awareness fair Solid Rock Church of God will host a community awareness fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 1904 N. Michigan Ave., Kissimmee. Activities will include a health screening, information on Flying high Photo/ County Sheriff s Office Lt. Keith Parsons Area Rotary Club officials who recently accepted Golden Eagle awards on behalf of their respective local clubs were, from left: incoming Rotary International District 6980 Governor Pete Edwards, Mary Ellen Kerber (Four Corners), Jay Seegers (Celebration), Jeffrey Goldmacher (South Kissimmee/Poinciana), Kenneth Komara (Kissimmee), Bruce Raynor (St. Cloud), Connie Benca (Kissimmee West), Robert Husband (Kissimmee Bay)and Rotary District Governor Rick Baines. In front is 8-year-old Max Gidley, a Cub Scout from a Pack 125 in Celebration, who helped emcee the event. The 2013 Golden Eagle Dinner title sponsor was again the County Sheriff s Office. community resources, rummage and book sale, children s games and face painting. There will be food and drinks for Vendors are welcome. Disabled American Veterans No. 148 The DAV Service officer is here every Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m., to help with your military benefit needs. Barnyard Meat Bingo is every first and third Saturday of the month starting at noon. Every Friday is Red Shirt Friday. Wear red shirt to show our your support for our military troops serving overseas. On the second and fourth Friday there are $1 longnecks for those who come in wearing a red shirt. The DAV is located at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee, GO FAR club The Greater Fitness and Run Club - GO FAR meets Tuesdays at Crabby Bill s at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at Hideout at 7 p.m. Sgt. Robo Mud Run The city of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud Police Department will proudly host the Sgt. Robo Mud Run fundraiser event June 29 at the St. Cloud Civic Center and Peghorn Park. The event consists of a 4 to 5 mile mud obstacle course and to includes an after party with food, beverages, live band, and much more. The event will benefit SCPD officer Sgt. Boyd Graham, who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. For additional event information and registration, please visit: robomudrun.eventbrite.com. Alzheimer s workshop The Alzheimer s Association of Central and North Florida is hosting an Alzheimer s/dementia workshop for caregivers June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon (1 to 3 p.m. in Spanish) at Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. Light Refreshments will be provided. This class is approved for one CEU for RN s, LPN s, and certified nursing assistants for $5 donation. There is no charge. Call to register. Poinciana Friends of the Library The Poinciana Friends of the Library meet the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Poinciana branch library. New members are welcome. Membership is open for active or supportive status. For more information, contact the Friends of the Library, P.O. Box , St. Cloud, FL, Friends of the Library The Friends of the Library See additional Community Events/News at Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Hart Memorial Branch Library. Membership is open for active or supportive status. For more information, contact the Friends of the Library, P.O. Box , St. Cloud, FL, Kissimmee Moose 2056 The lodge has lunch specials everyday from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Every week it has the following events: Tuesdays Texas Hold Em from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays Bingo from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays Karaoke from 7 to 11 p.m. Every Friday night is date night. Prime rib is every first and third week; surf and turf is every second and fourth week. There also will be a live band. There are special events coming up that can be found in a calendar at the door. The lodge has been non-smoking since St. Cloud Horseshoe Club The St. Cloud Horseshoe Club invites everyone to join the group. The horseshoe pits are located between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The tournament schedule is Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Dec. 21, Feb. 8, March 8 and April 5. Members of the National Horseshore Pitchers Association (NHPA) and of the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (FLSHPA) can qualify to pitch at the tournaments. Tournament director Vickie Marteney may be contacted at More information is available at the NHPA website. The club s practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at and Tom Gowan at VFW Post 3227 bingo The Post offers bingo Wednesdays. Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. The bingo hall is smoke free with a smoking area provided. Trivia is held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. New players and teams are welcome. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8-11 a.m. for $5; dinners are served Fridays with the exception of the first Friday of the month when Bar Bingo is held. Chuck Wagon Bingo is the third Saturday of the month. Call for information regarding membership eligibility. Music, dancing event There will be live classic country music and some 1950s rock and roll, dancing and some line dancing Tues- See Community, page B-5
15 Community Continued from Page B-4 Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 day nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. There is no admittance fee but there will be 50/50 tickets sold to help support the effort. Bring a covered dish or snack to be part of the meals at break time. For more information, call Ladies needed for games Ladies are needed to fill in some empty spots for bridge and canasta games at the Kissimmee Women s Club, 1616 W. Oak St. in Kissimmee. Call Debbie Salisbury at German American Club The German Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Club on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. Anyone interested in German culture and meeting new friends is welcome to join the group. For more information, call Kay at Bingo Bingo is held every Wednesday in the VFW Post 3227 hall. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Call the post at for membership eligibility information and upcoming events. Line Dancing The Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club meets at the St. Cloud Senior Center on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. in hall A. Lessons and open dance are both available. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages are welcome. A donation of $2 is requested. For more information call Narcoossee Historical Society The Narcoossee Area Chapter of the County Historical Society meets every first Monday of the month starting at 6 p.m. in the Narcoossee Community Center, 5354 Rambling Road, Narcoossee. The first project is to protect and restore the 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse. For more information, call or contact New York Artist Shop No cost creative writing classes/meetings with a focus on poetry will be led by local poet George Bishop at 6:30 on Thursday nights. If you are a poet, have written poetry in the past, or just enjoy the messages poetry and poetry alone can suggest to us, than this class is for you. For more information call Denise at GriefShare The GriefShare recovery and support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, th Street, St. Cloud, Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A second location is the Community Church at Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, Friday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include, The Journey of Grief, When Your Spouse Dies, Why?, and Stuck in Grief. These support groups are open to people of all faiths who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, please feel free to contact Nancy Boss at , or by at Take Pounds Off Sensibly Take Pounds Off Sensibly, or T.O.P.S., is a support groupto help those wanting to lose weight and get healthy. Meetings are every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center Annex. 8th St. and Indiana, St. Cloud. For more information, call Jane Pearce at, American Legion events The American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud, will have the following events: On Mondays, Bingo will be held starting at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. On Tuesdays, dart tournaments will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays are Italian Dinner Night from 5 to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, there will be free pool, dinner specials from 5 to 7 p.m., $1 drafts, and Trivia Game Night starting at 8 p.m. On Fridays, there is free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinners are the first and third weeks from 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke is weekly starting at 8 p.m. Saturdays there will be Road Kill Bingo on the first and third weeks, NY Strip Dinner on the second and fourth weeks and Fish Fry Dinner on the first week. On Sundays, there will be a full breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and Bar Bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you are a veteran, the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, you are invited to speak with American Legion Post 80 regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders or Sons of the American Legion. For more information call the Post at or Mike Turco at Church offering Come enjoy a free meal at 6 p.m., a short service at 7 p.m., and a giveaway of groceries following the end of service every Wednesday at the Altar St. Cloud Vineyard Church at 1215 Old Hickory Tree, St. Cloud. American Legion Post 10 The American Legion Post, Kissimmee, FL will hold the following events: Tuesdays, Karaoke from noon to 4 p.m., food served; Friday, Bingo at 5:30 p.m. and a seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30. Saturdays, full course dinner served every Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music by local bands and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Bingo from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information call GriefShare at First Baptist GriefShare support and recovery group meets at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee, 1700 N. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee. GriefShare meets every Wednesday from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for 13 weeks. Each session is self-contained, so you may begin at any time during the 13-week cycle. Childcare is available. Adults 18 years and over are better served in this group. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one through death. This group of friendly, caring people will walk along side of you through one of life s most difficult experiences. GriefShare features a video series with nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call , or BVL music program Do you have a desire to learn to sing or play the piano and not break your wallet? For just $7 you can have a half hour lesson in either voice or piano every Wednesday afternoon. Come join the pilot music program at the Robert Guevara Community Center at 501 Florida Parkway in Kissimmee. For more information, call Christa Brown at Saturday night church service Neptune Road Baptist Church at 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, is having a Saturday night church service starting at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Everyone is invited. Elmer s Meal Kitchen Elmer s Meal Kitchen Ministry is a 501c3 approved nonprofit ministry serving free hot meals to the needy and homeless in the community of St. Cloud. A combined total of 33 local community churches, ministry groups, businesses and restaurants have been voluntarily serving for over 12 years. Contact your church leader or current group serving you if you would like to participate in serving meals. If your church cannot serve, get it involved by making love offerings and memorial donations to help purchase food items needed. Elmer s Meal Kitchen Director Carol Broski can be reached at Sons of Italy 2523 The County Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join. It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at for more information. Historical Volunteers needed The County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet and give tours to guests at the Pioneer Village. Join the society in educating the community and visitors to what life was like in County during the late 1800 s. Anyone who can spare one to three hours per week can be a volunteer in any number roles with our organization, from greeters and tour guides, to office help or grounds keepers. Training provided for all roles. To explore the possibilities, call volunteer coordinator Juana Kelly at or questions to osceolahistory.org. Visit the website at history.org. County Camera Club The County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the club s twicemonthly meetings. The club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Center for the Arts in the Edward Moore Studio at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at countycameraclub.com or the club s Facebook page at Friends Who Care The Friends Who Care Club of County meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Cloud Senior Center at th St. Membership is open to men and women from 18 years and up. St. Cloud Garden Club The St. Cloud Garden Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month from October to May at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. It s a pot luck lunch, members should contribute. The topics covered will be information on vegetable plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. There also will be exhibits of live plants and flower arrangements. For more information, call One Word At A Time If you are an aspiring writer or a published author, join One Word At A Time. Its motto is writers helping writers. It offers education, critique, networking and support to adult fiction writers. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susan s Courtside Cafe, 18 S. Orlando Ave, in Kissimmee. For more information, Randy Austin at County Support Group for Mental Illness County Support Group for Mental Illness is a free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression, anxiety disorders, their families and friends. 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16 Page B6, NEWS-GAZETTE Online All The Time Saturday, May 18, 2013 Community Continued from Page B5 per person. Dances begin at 7 p.m. Traditional square dance attire is optional. The caller is nationallyknown caller Bill Boyd, editor and publisher of Bow and Swing magazine. Call Paul and Ellen at (home) or (cell) for more information. Community Orchestra Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga) The Community Orchestra welcomes orchestra musicians high school age and older to our Monday evening rehearsals at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, contact Bill Lauer at Tai Chi and qigong (Chinese yoga) classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, th St., St. Cloud, and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Barney Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes taught by donation. For more information, call Madame Wu at Heel and Toe Square Dance Club Come and dance with the Heel and Toe Western Square Dance Club Monday nights at The Annex, 702 Indiana Ave., St. Cloud. Admission is $5 DAR The Joshua Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the Serving the Sunet of Life with Dignity and Care New Horizon Funeral Chapel and Cremation Traditional Funeral Services Cremation Services Pre-Need Arrangements Michael Morales, LFD/Owner th Street St. Cloud, FL SNG Family Owned & Operated ~ Hablamos Español American Revolution meetings are held the second Saturday of each month. The group welcomes visitors. Anyone interested in learning more about DAR or need help in searching for possible family members who fought in the war, contact Jan at or Carole at for more information. Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose The Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose is an independent support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and local camps thereof. It is nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. Confederate ancestry is not required for membership. It assists SCV with its historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. The meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Veteran s Memorial Library, Barbara Thornton Room, in St. Cloud. For more information, The St. Cloud Line Dance Club The St. Cloud Line Dance Club, th St., St. Join us to get answers to all your questions. FISK FUNERAL & CREMARY Established TNG This Information Seminar will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:30 am at: The Catfish Place th St., St. Cloud, FL *Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today by calling Fisk Funeral Home at Travel Club The Ahoy! Carefree Travel Club meets every first and third Monday at the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. There is cruise information from noon to 1 p.m. and discussed from 1 to 3 p.m. are one-day trips, three-day trips or longer. For more information, call Donna Parkins, president, at or by at Greyhound adoptions The public is invited to come every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, th St., St. Cloud, , located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information, call God s Greyts Greyhound Group at or go to Stamp Club The Stamp Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. Come trade, sell and meet other stamp collectors. New members are welcome and needed to keep the club going. For more information, call Charles Frazer at Coin Club The group will meet at Broadway Pizza in the side room every first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The group will be for trading, selling or buying coins for those interested. Call Ron at for information. Republican Party The Republican Party meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 804 Emmett St. at 7 p.m. For more information call In Step with the Spirit The In Step With the Spirit organization, a Christ-centered recovery group for alcohol and drugs, meets 6:30 to 7:30 Thursdays at the The N.E., N.Y. N.J. Club The New England, New York, and New Jersey club meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center, hall B, th St., St. Cloud, (through April). Bring a pot luck dish and utensils. For more information, call OSCAR Toastmasters OSCAR Toastmasters meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the County Realtors Association training room, 105 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. You do not need to be a Realtor to join group to hone your speaking skills. For more information, contact Betty Dobbie at Toho Friends Toho Friends meet at noon the second Thursday of every month with a covered dish lunch and Bingo at the Parks and Recreation Building, 717 N. Palm Ave. All seniors are welcome. The Craft Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the same building. Come work on your crafts or just See Community, page B-7 For daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: O NEILL - Carol Lanier O Neill went home to her heavenly Father on May 9, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born on June 18, 1939 to Constance & Tom Lanier and was born in St. Augustine, She was a member of County Pioneer Family. Carol leaves behind 2 sons, Keith and Kenneth Fender, 5 grandchildren: Ashlie, Lindsey, Lanier, David and Kaylee and 5 greatgrandchildren. Carol was a 25 year member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority and loved her sorority sisters. Carol had a true Free Luncheon Seminar On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Golden Corral Buffet 2701 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, FL Porta Coeli Funeraria y Crematorio artistic gift for creating special and unique craft items, including ceramics and jewelry. She loved all animals, especially her cats Missy and Freckles and the family dog, Gabby. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for various companies, including WDBO radio station. Carol was a true Florida cracker in every sense of the word and proud of it! She was active in the County Historical Society and loved anything to do with Florida history. Her memory will be cherished by her family and many friends. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Kissimmee. Interment will follow in Kenansville Cemetery. Services under the direction of Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee Church in Kingsport. Olia was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Gentle; three children, Olin Walker, Mickey Walker, and Jean Thompson; along with seven brothers and sisters. Survivors include her two daughters, Patricia Walker of Kingsport, TN and Sybil Gonzalez of California; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her brother, Ureal C Enfinger of Omaha, NE and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home. Service was followed at 2:00 p.m., followed by Burial at Rose Hill in Kissimmee. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, 803 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL (407) OLIA B. GENTLE Olia B. Gentle, 88, of Kingsport, TN went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, May 12, 2013 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a member of Holy Mountain Baptist WENTZELL - Lois M. Wentzell, 60, of, Ocoee, FL passed away on Wednesday, May 15, Arrangements are under the direction of Memory Gardens Funeral Home, th Street, St. Cloud, FL (407) Cordially invites you to attend a special workshop: ARE YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER? You can take the burden off your loved one Lock in today s lower cost saves money Eliminates emotional overspending Make decisions while you are thinking clearly Gives Peace of Mind to you and your family Convenient no-interest payment plans Your family will thank you! Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today by calling Porta Coeli at Or feel free to stop in and register Lunch will be served following seminar TNG Seating is Limited Call today to reserve your seat l a i r o m e M l a u n n A h t 18 e c n a v r e s Day Ob ry s Cemete Road, Kissimmee n e d r a G y r o m reek Me 7 Old Boggy C 8:30-9:30 AM 7th, 2013 onday, May 2 Christian Ministry Center, 700 Union St., Kissimmee. For more information, call Richard Burton at Obituaries ARE YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER? FREE LUNCH SEMINAR Everything You Want to Know About Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery Planning Cloud, meets: Monday, novice (2-2:30 p.m.); beginner 2:30-3 p.m.); intermediate (3-5 p.m.). Thursday, novice (5:30-6 p.m.); beginner (6-7 p.m.); intermediate (7-9 p.m.). It s a $1 donation for the day. Call Glenda Brown at for more information. 171 If Simple Cremation Is Your Preference M There is really only one firm in the area you should call. Affordable - Simple - Dignified TNG r as we remembe s u in jo e s a le P our country d e v r e s o h w e thos our family, and remember ighbors friends, and ne re us. befo who have gone e served. b l il w ts n e m h Light refres WENTZELL Lois M. Wentzell, 60, of Ocoee, FL passed away on Wednesday, May 15, Lois was born on January 17, 1953, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Spreng) Winter. She is survived by her husband of 39 years Richard A. Wentzell; a daughter, Jaime Ann (Jose) Melendez of Kissimmee, FL; a son, Richard A. Wentzell, Jr. of Kissimmee, FL. She is also survived by a sister, Mary (Richard) Michealsen of Huddleston, Virginia; two brothers, Roland (Jacqueline) Winter of Melbourne, FL; Donald (Robin) Winter of Vinton, Virginia. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren; Audrey, Cortney and Richard A. Wentzell, III all of Kissimmee and Richard Joseph and Donovan James Melendez of Kissimmee. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 18th beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Bob Reaves officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud. The family will receive friends from 5:00 8:00 p.m., on Friday, May 17th in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Memory Gardens Funeral Home, th Street, St. Cloud, FL (407) $990 And Cremation Services Direct Cremation Includes Alternative Container 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL SNG It meets every Monday evening at the Veterans Memorial Library, th St., St. Cloud, second floor in the Barbara U. Thornton Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call (day) , or (night)
17 Community Continued from Page B-6 visit. Crochet, embroider or whatever you enjoy doing. Fun cards meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. For information, call Elaine at , or Lois at The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meets at the Senior Center, th St., St. Cloud, at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every other month except for January and July. In those months, the group meets on the second Saturday. For more information, visit camp4officers.html Free Medicare counseling SHINE Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will be sponsoring free, unbiased counseling at the following locations on Medicare, Medigap/ HMO, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and long-term care insurance. All counseling is first-come, first-served. Bring with you a list of all your medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and red, white and blue Medicare card. All dates are subject to change. Barney E. Veal All Generation Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, , from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month. Good Samaritan Village Friendship Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee, , Jan.-May the second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon; September through November the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Cloud Senior Center, th Street, St. Cloud, , the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. Celebrate Recovery at First Christian Church of Kissimmee Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 415 N. Main St., Kissimmee. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery group for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups and habits including alcohol and drug abuse; co-dependency; anger; self-esteem issues; divorce; and grief. For more information, call or visit www. fcckissimmee.org (click on Ministries tab). Ministry medical clinic The Christian Ministry at 700 Union St., Kissimmee, offers a medical clinic most Thursday mornings. It serves the uninsured and people with a family income at or below the 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and it can serve eight to nine people. It also has a Tuesday afternoon clinic once a month, which serves adults only. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. To confirm the hours for either clinic for the week, call for the correct Saturday, May 18, 2013 Online All The Time NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B7 information. Quilt Guild The Patchers of Time quilt guild meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192. Meetings include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guest speakers and prizes. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. 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19 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ADOPT: Adoring Couple Lawyer & Doctor/Teacher yearn to be doting Dad & At-Home Mom Classified Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday Or Place your classified online 24 hours a day! Section C CHECK OUR THURSDAY NEWS-GAZETTE REAL ESTATE NEWS MAY 18, W. Vine Street GIANT GARAGE SALE!!! Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm A 50+ Booths of Garage Sale Items. Too much to list!!! KISSIMMEE B - Northwind Blvd.& Westwind Blvd., Fri-5/17, Sat-5/18, Sun-5/19-7AM C W.Vista Court, 5/17/ & 5/18 D - ST.JOHNS CHURCH, 1709 N.John Young Parkway, Sat-5/18-9AM-2PM E Smith St, Fri-5/17 & Sat-5/18 9am-3pm. F Cart Ct., Fri-5/17 & Sat-5/18, 8am-? G Tournament Court, Oaks Golf Course Community, 5/17 & 5/18 9AM-3PM, 5/19 10AM-3PM H Peppertree Court, 5/18, 7:30AM -?? BVL I - Royal Palm & Lake Villa Way, May 17 & 18, 8am-3pm ST. CLOUD J - LONGHORN WRESTLING TEAM BENEFIT GARAGE & CAR WASH, TRACR SUPPLY, Old Canoe Creek Rd & Hwy 192, Saturday, May 18 7:30AM-?? K E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy., Lot #14, 5/17 & 5/18, 9AM-5PM L Carolina Avenue, 5/17,5/18 & 5/19, 8AM-? M Calasans Avenue, East Lake Reserve at Narcoossee, Sat 5/18 8AM-2PM OTHER AREAS N - Sat- 5/18-9am- 4pm, 1350 S. Canoe Creek Rd., (KENANSVILLE) Financially Secure Couples Waiting. Expenses Paid Classified Living Office & Medical Hours: Expenses paid. Ben & Amy 8:00 am - 5:00 Counseling pm, Monday & Transportation - Friday Provided. Former Birth Moms on Staff. FLBar42311 FLORIDA Or ADOPTION LAW GROUP P.A Place your classified Jodi online Rutstein, 24 hours M.S.W., J.D.; a day! Mary Ann Scherer, R.N.,J.D Confidential 24/7 (# & ) Check out our online map at Map is updated throughout the day Monday Lost and Found KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE BVL ST. CLOUD ST. CLOUD KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE KISSIMMEE ST. CLOUD ST. CLOUD OTHER AREA Announcements FREE SENIOR CITIZEN CAR WASH Saturday, June 1st 10AM - 2PM 4641 Old Canoe Creek Road Sponsored by Plantation Bay Rehabilation Center St. Cloud For further information contact: Dorthea Hardee (407) CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL GARAGE SALES KISSIMMEE AREA GARAGE SALE 1318 & 1320 Highland Circle Saturday 5/18 8AM-1PM House,Yard, & Christmas Items, Tools AND MUCH MORE!! 4 FAMILY MOVING SALE Northwind Blvd.& Westwind Blvd. Fri-5/17, Sat-5/18,Sun-5/19-7AM Norditrac, Patio Furniture, Motorcycle Accessories, Electronics, Medical Supplies, Bedroom Furniture, Lots of Tools, Lawnmowers, Children s Clothing & Toys, etc. COMMUNITY FREE MARKET SHILOH M.B CHURCH S UNIFIED MISSION MINISTRY August 10th - 7am Location TBD Now Accepting Donations! We will PICKUP! Call , or ESTATE SALE 2270 Tournament Court Oaks Golf Course Community 5/17 & 5/18 9AM-3PM 5/19 10AM-3PM Highend Furniture Cast Iron Patio Set King Bed Collectibles And Much More!! (407) ESTATE SALE Phil Simms Racing Fri-5/17 & Sat-5/18 9am-3pm 2430 Smith St. Large Warehouse of Household Furniture, LR, DR, BDRM. Major Automotive Tools, Lifts, Cranes, Engine Hoists. Drilling, Milling, Hand and Power Tools, Compressors, Tires, Storage Racks. South 441, EAST on Donnegan, RIGHT on Smith St. Follow Signs.. Jeanette s Estate Sales GARAGE SALE 4295 W.Vista Court 5/17/ & 5/18 Miscellaneous Household Items AIR-CONDITIONED/INDOOR-SALE ST. JOHNS CHURCH 1709 N.John Young Parkway Sat-5/18-9AM-2PM Follow Signs..To House Behind Church. Electronics, Furniture, Crafts, Sewing,Antiques,Collectibles,etc. FURNITURE and ANTIQUES WANTED Buy Sell Consign FRED S AUCTION County s Oldest & Largest Auction Company P DOLLAR PAID CALL DAY AB892 AU2108 Check us out on Facebook SNG Personals ADOPTION GIVE YOUR BABY THE BEST IN LIFE!! 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